Profile overview for Reconn.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

107 submissions to Anglosphere

3 submissions to NewCountryProject

2 submissions to ReconnCSS

1 submissions to newsubverses

1 submissions to European

This user has so far shared a total of 105 links, started a total of 9 discussions and submitted a total of 161 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 71 and downvoted 16 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 249 and downvoted 112 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

No-Go Zones Are Growing In America, submitted: 9/2/2017 9:09:22 PM, 64 points (+65|-1)

President Obama Violated The Law With His Ransom Payment To Iran, submitted: 8/20/2016 10:22:41 AM, 46 points (+48|-2)

Yes, The FBI Is America's Secret Police, submitted: 12/12/2017 10:10:05 AM, 42 points (+42|-0)

LAPD refuses to do job around BLM protestors that overrun interstate, submitted: 7/12/2016 10:22:28 PM, 34 points (+34|-0)

Thousands of Middle Eastern Illegal Immigrants Busted with Forged Papers at US Border, submitted: 8/18/2016 8:19:42 PM, 29 points (+29|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Vive ut vivas, submitted: 8/6/2016 11:51:19 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

CSS Testing, submitted: 8/6/2016 2:48:18 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

[UK] May gov't announces intentions to support EU Army 'PESCO' initiative, submitted: 11/15/2017 11:55:34 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

No Tsunami alert for New Zealand after quake rattles Indonesia, submitted: 12/15/2017 11:15:31 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Law Firm That Hounded British Troops Through Court Closes Down, submitted: 8/15/2016 10:06:41 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

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3 highest rated comments:

The Ideology Of Madness: Five Ways The American Right Has Become Just Like The Nazis. submitted by Sicario to politics

Reconn 2 points 51 points (+53|-2) ago

OP obviously doesn't know that much about Nazis or he wouldn't be trying to compare his own countrymen to them (I assume he's an American for the purposes of his post and the spelling of his words). The points of his post don't even really say anything, its just a bunch of cherry picked quotes and some loosely tied together talking points to shill in the general direction of liberalism. IMO it feels like a highschool essay we all had to bullshit through in school. lol. "I reached the required word count, I'm done with this shit."

You could make a half-dozen of this posts of this quality "The Ideology Of Madness: Five Ways The American Right Has Become Just Like The Holy Roman Empire." "The Ideology Of Madness: Five Ways The American Right Has Become Just Like The Mongols." "The Ideology Of Madness: Five Ways The American Right Has Become Just Like Napoleonic France."

It's just lazy. If OP can't take the time to write something of some quality to persuade people to his ideological standpoint, then arguably OP doesn't care about his ideology all that much anyway.

"We are reaching a really terrifying conclusion for the whole world: That the White House is defending Islamic State. Now there can be no doubts about that." Russian Foreign Ministry submitted by penisse to Conspiracy

Reconn 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago

For those of you who don't know, U.S. wants to build an oil pipeline from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states through Iraq and Syria into Europe. (Hence supporting ISIL and Al Nusra to get rid of Assad who is propped up by the Russians) Russia is the only one who currently has a pipeline into Europe, so Russia sees this as an existential threat to its national security because sanctions over Ukraine tanked the Ruble and oil is the only thing keeping it up. If that U.S.-Saudi pipeline is built, the Russian economy will completely tank.

Saudi Arabia has exported Wahhabi Islam for decades in the middle east as a method of pushing its interests and it's largely been successful and its been largely funded by Americans the entire time-- in some cases explicitly instead of unintentionally. The 9/11 attack was a huge boon for Saudi Arabia because the Americans couldn't resist playing world police and knocked over 2 countries--(Iraq being the larger problem for the Saudis). The only 'rival' left for Saudi Arabia in the region is Iran.

So now Iran and Saudi Arabia fight each other with terrorism all over the middle east. The U.S. and Russia play cold war reinactments and everyone gets bombed, America gets bombed, Europe gets bombed then plays the bleeding heart card on refugees just to get low unskilled labor en-masse to grow their economy and then gets bombed again, Russia gets bombed, Syria gets really bombed, Turkey bombs itself and Syria to kill Kurds, including those Kurds that attack ISIL because they buy oil on the cheap straight from ISIL. Saudi Arabia and Israel want the U.S. to bomb Iran for different reasons. (Israel's being that Iran's terrorists live on their borders and harass Israelis// Saudi Arabia wants its last rival in the region gone.)

IMO no one should be involved in the burning trash fire that is the middle east unless they have borders in the region-- but here we are, wasting trillions of dollars we could have spent in our own countries.

Instant credibility lost. submitted by spookybm to whatever

Reconn 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago

For those of you who don't know. Manpower is a temp agency, if you've ever had the fortune to deal with a temp agency-- you'll know its kind of like trying to smoke a used short cigar with your asshole. The work is shitty, the pay is worse, then they try to pay you in temp agency gift cards that charge you 3 dollars a transaction on your 250 dollar weekly paycheck, and all the while why they remind you that you live in a right-to-work state-- where if your great-great-grandchild who isnt born yet even thinks the word 'union' you'll be shit canned and blackballed from all the temp agencies in your city.

Manpower doesn't have any credibility to lose. lol.

3 lowest rated comments:

A couple of questions. submitted by Reconn to NewCountryProject

Reconn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

That's a pretty good spread of skills. What's the engineers specialization?

A couple of questions. submitted by Reconn to NewCountryProject

Reconn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

The reason I shy'ed away from coastal states is mostly due to population size. California, Texas, and New York (+New England area) is generally too populated and overly political about things. You'll have to really iron out your long term strategic goals here, is secession an absolute goal, or would you settle for a compromise? That's what you'll have to outline for the project. Compromises (imo) are a good starting place because incremental change is generally more palatable to more people than extreme change overnight. Secession is a really hard sell for the average person to swallow, and the people who may understand the logical reasons will still be highly skeptical if not downright uncooperative. But again this relates to how you formulate your long term strategic goals about this, its about how you want the project to move forward.

For example my bit about wyoming or somewhere else (doesn't matter), is not really the final bit of the plan. Thats just laying the groundwork for the start. Start it somewhere that benefits a small start. When you grow big enough where you need to start a second "settlement" or whatever, then branch out. You can phase out the ones you don't need over time. The point here would be just to lay the groundwork and get things moving.

On the sea connected goal, if you feel like thats an absolute must have for the start, then just change the parameters a little bit of where you're starting. That pro's/con's list you had for picking a business friendly state, you could try to apply that list to one of the coastal states. Smaller populations will be more manageable for starting up, so think about Maine or access to the lakes from one of the lake states or maybe the gulf and seaboard states. You could even think about Alaska with its massively uninhabited areas and gigantic coastline, but the weather and infrastructure wont exactly be friendly. This is a big project and requires lots and lots of thought about how to work it out. Basically you have to try and identify the pros and cons of a specific starting point and then try to predict the future scenarios that could arise from that point. Its certainly a tough job. I get the impression you've thought a lot about Texas especially. If you're a Texan, then you know Texas and you know its people. So you know that other Texans probably wouldn't be too keen on secession unless it was all of Texas at best, not just a small slice like this plan might call for. There's a lot of information to wrap your brain around for sure.

If I were trying to achieve some goal like this, political offices would definitely be on my checklist on my way to building a new country/city-state/whatever. Again I would start small and build big. 1 town, then 1 county, and so on, and eventually branch out my growth to where I have the financial leverage or political clout to seize every office in a state from town mayor, to county, to state legislature, and finally governor. If you try for the biggest office first (governor) you might find that your political clout will be too lacking to make any meaningful change. The legislature wont go for a damn thing unless they're on your side and without their support you have nothing. Through thousands of years of various kinds of governments, the head of the state has always had to deal with negotiating the support of the power-elite (unless they executed them all and installed new ones). There's nothing necessarily new about how people do business these days compared to the Romans, we just change the name and the ideals surrounding it. But the same power plays play out over and over again. Think about how many African states are in the midst of a civil war or basically failed states, that's what happens when you can't unite around something, it becomes warlord free-for-all.

On the sea steading bit, that may not be as politically headache free as you might think. If you're all the sudden in international waters and the U.S. president (for example) thinks you're a threat to his elite buddies bank accounts or his own. What are you going to do if he blockades your island? Will you have enough international support for powerful allies to come to your aid or the military clout yourself to defend your waters? Less developed countries are sharks as well they could easily coalition against your new state and basically sanction you and prevent you from doing business in their markets without hefty fees or payoffs to their elites. Seasteading doesn't necessarily make the political game any easier unfortunately. A blockade or sanctions or a visa ban could tank a small growing economy pretty quick. Even visa or mastercard saying we won't do business with your new ocean State, would make new investments very unnattractive to many people internationally. That large of a lockout would leave you dealing with physical cash only like North Korea or in bitcoins. It would be very tough. The U.S. does offer a number of legal protections even if the location and atmosphere isnt ideal, Canada and Mexico also offer some as well, which imo is better than risking being branded as a rogue sea-state.

I believe any venture or work should stand on its own merit. Even if you feel you're a lowly carpenter-- your work doesnt have to appeal to everyone-- but most people should be able to recognize its value if you do a good job and will lend their support to it. So if you can prove this kind of system can work in an already established country in baby steps, essentially, the larger hurdles will be more easily overcome in the long run. I'm not advocating any particular approach since I believe there are many different ways for something like this to be viable, its just a matter of isolating the one you and others can work with the best.

Armed militia, incl. Bundy bros, occupy forest reserve HQ in Oregon, call US patriots to arms submitted by ratsmack to news

Reconn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I'm actually curious to what the response will be as well. Since this is a remote area, it doesn't seem like the Federal Govt is pushing too hard yet. I'm even more curious as to which agencies are going to show up with jurisdiction over the area. I assume this is going to fall under both FBI (for seizing federal property) and the US Marshals (for federal arrest warrants now issued).

I don't think there's enough people involved and the situation isn't catastrophic and mobile enough yet for the National Guard to respond.

Regardless of who responds, it is going to put Militia groups at numero uno on DHS watchlists.