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    Today, 08:54 AM
    Yes, there's a wedge being driven between God and country, and deliberately so. But then again, is the country Washington, or is the country the three hundred million of us who actually do something productive? Is resisting Washington treason, or is Washington so far from the Constitution that obeying Washington is treason? For all the noise and clamour 24/7, the silent majority has never been harder to hear. You have rights guaranteed by all the first ten amendments. Against this "vaccine", the first, fourth and fifth can all apply, the first in speaking out about it, the fourth very directly, and the fifth in resisting things like vaccine passports. So far, I think the Tenth has been most powerful. I wonder if they'll keep pushing until it comes down to the Second?
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 05:55 AM
    So, I'm going to say this knowing it may not be the most popular opinion... I think we need to be a little careful defining what "true libertarians" will say. We run the risk of pushing these people into the hands of the Marxist left. Based on his articles, this guy seems to be focused on the criminal justice farce of government. That's a good thing. To me, his dumbass Twitter comment is clearly centered in the urban/rural divide. Many people who grow up in the cities have been taught to fear guns - not just to respect them. When they hear shots in their neighborhood, they're not wondering who is practicing or if someone bagged a deer. They can very easily equate gun use to crime. From my perspective, this guy is suffering from the "fear culture" of the cities. But I can recognize that he's not viewing the world with the same perspective as I am. From his perspective, proper gun use (and gun display) is to protect people from their fears. Let's not fall into the trap that all true libertarians have to share the same perspective. It's never going to happen. What's worse is that we end up in a circular firing squad going after those who would support us instead of the true enemies. He started it by making a stupid statement about the rural perspective, but no need to cast him aside so quickly or turn him against us. It'd be better to educate him on how different environments create different viewpoints, but we all need the freedom to allow different viewpoints to exist. In other words, expanding the range of libertarian thought rather than reducing it.
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    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    How did the Amish pick up on this? Has someone been sneaking onto the Internet?
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    https://twitter.com/EricDJuly/status/1467653266700140545
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    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Well, I will comment on his character: he is quite clearly an asshole - an arrogant and angry asshole. Baldwin has long had a reputation for being an angrily foul-tempered person. And the reasons he has that reputation are well-illustrated by the video/audio clips Viva Frei made reference to. There is nothing objectionable about pointing out that angrily foul-tempered people like Baldwin are prone to becoming angry and foul-tempered.
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    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    LMAO #SassyWithMassie https://twitter.com/Scaramucci/status/1467362601508216833
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    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    RUST and the Abdication of Responsibility | The Ballad of Alec Baldwin (VL587) Alec Baldwin has done the unthinkable, not just in wielding the gun that shot and killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust in October of this year, but in giving a national interview to George Stephanopoulos of ABC News before the investigation has even run its course. Why would someone do such a reckless thing? Why would his lawyers allow it? Alec Baldwin has a lot to answer for, as we discuss...in Virtual Legality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsmRF3uRvfo
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    No one said that Baldwin has an anger problem merely because he got really pissed off at a paparazzo once. However, it absolutely is evidence of such a problem. Being hypoglycemic doesn't mean you have diabetes, but being diabetic does mean you have hypoglycemia. Getting pissed off at paparazzi doesn't mean you're a rage-aholic, but being a rage-aholic does mean getting pissed off at paparazzi. Baldwin is notorious for his short temper, and (as Viva noted in his video) the incident with that paparazzo is just one of a number of reasons why.
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    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    https://twitter.com/gmekhail/status/1467366804846641162
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    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/santa_inc IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12286260/ https://cultmtl.com/2021/12/new-seth-rogen-and-sarah-silverman-show-santa-inc-is-the-lowest-rated-tv-series-show-ever-on-imdb-crave/
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    "Science proves" ...
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    So, Brady Bill Bob Dole has finally shuffled off this mortal coil? Makes me wish I believed in Hell.
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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    Why I think Baldwin DELIBERATELY Pulled the Trigger - Viva Frei Vlawg My theory as to why I am now convinced Baldwin deliberately pulled tghe trigger. https://rumble.com/vq9ror-why-i-think-baldwin-deliberately-pulled-the-trigger-viva-frei-vlawg.html vnnlkl
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    https://twitter.com/DrEliDavid/status/1467552672752545804
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    LOL. An editor at "Reason" was triggered by this: https://twitter.com/billybinion/status/1467284779624280064 To which good ol' Spike Cohen replied: https://twitter.com/RealSpikeCohen/status/1467460493338161156
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Libertines and their ilk have always been attracted to and present in the modern liberty movement as a whole (not just the Libertarian Party), and they always will be to one degree or another. They may be an embarrassing nuisance, but they're not really a problem as long as they are not the ones running the public-facing organs of the movement (such as the LP). One of the objectives of the Mises Caucus is the replacement of such "lifestyle" libertarians with ideologically-driven "Ron Paul Revolution"-style libertarians - at least when it comes to the leadership of the national LP and the state parties. The "lifestyle" folks would still be part of the membership (and the larger liberty movement in general), of course. And some of them would probably occupy leadership positions here or there - after all, no national or state-level organization of any significance is ever going to be "pure". But a number of them might well just abandon a Mises-ized LP for venues they find to be more congenial - which would certainly be no great loss. Even worse than the "lifestyle" libertarians, though, are the "woke" activists and their ilk who call themselves "libertarian" (such as self-described "libertarian socialists" who push assorted bullshit like so-called "Universal Basic Income"). The "lifestyle" types are a nuisance to be sure, but the ardently leftist "woke" ones are an active and pernicious danger. They absolutely cannot stand the Mises Caucus, and the feeling is mutual. This is where the real fight is - not with the too-cool-for-school, social-clubby, weed-toking polyamorists or the like. Most of them don't, and most never will. But that doesn't matter - because (in this context) most people don't matter.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    Talk to a lawyer about writing a letter. Which lawyer? I don't know. Try all discrimination suit specialists in the neighborhood and see if anyone bites the bait. A letter from a lawyer is an ounce of prevention that often pays off.
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    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    Reagan proved we don't have any problem getting through that canal. "We"* have it already. I'm talking about the whole hemisphere. When you see unrest, that's the CIA driving down wages. *Sort of a "Royal We", certainly not me specifically.
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    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    The only other major source of energy besides us and Mexico is Venezuela. And we've been jacking with them hard. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?533998-Venezuela-Armed-Government-Overthrow-Attempt-Launched-at-Air-Base
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    But don't rule the suit out. Talking softly works better when you're carrying a big stick.
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    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    From one of my favorite pop culture commentators: Santa Inc - The Most Hated Show On TV? It seems like everyone is hating on Santa Inc, the HBO 'comedy' starring Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PQruIfBVSs
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    Nuclear winter? Just the thing to give their "climate change" policies a big ol' boost!
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    Some of the "old school" ACLUers are still pretty good on things like, you know, civil liberties. But the up-and-coming newer generation is taking over the org, and they are "woke" as hell.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    Here's some backstory. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?445369-The-Real-Story-Behind-Ukraine
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by acptulsa on 07-02-2017 at 08:46 AM
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So, you take a sniff, mistake an anti-Fed argument for a minimum wage argument, and jump off board? Do you think victims of inflation and the systematic destruction of manufacturing jobs should be stripped of the right to vote, but corporations should get to vote even though they are things, not people? You say government is the problem, not the corporations, but I don't see you acknowledging who or what it is that is paying the lobbyists to make the particular bribes they make.

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by acptulsa on 06-15-2016 at 10:08 AM
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Hat tip to Suzanimal for the following:

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Did a delay in response give the gunman more time? Cops face questions over why it took three hours for SWAT teams to storm Orlando nightclub as police chief admits officers may have shot some of the VICTIMS

...Police Chief John Mina has also admitted that some of the victims may have been hit by officers' gun fire.

However he insisted it is a part of the investigation into the horrific attack.

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We're So Lucky to Have Such Great Choices

by acptulsa on 09-23-2012 at 10:16 AM
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I just can't decide who to vote for in the presidential race. They're both just so perfect! I can't believe it. Things are just going so well I never considered firing the president, but this Romney guy is just such a temptation!

Romney promises us more war. Obama promised us just the opposite, but that's ok, because he saw Dubya's two wars and raised us three police actions. I think that's a wonderful thing, and can't wait for the next one. I heard somewhere that with six you

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by acptulsa on 09-23-2012 at 10:14 AM
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Once upon a time, there was a thing called the Interstate Commerce Commission. It was founded to prevent kamikaze capitalism amongst railroads in a day when their efficiencies and primitive technology pretty much guaranteed them a monopoly in viable transportation.

The best thing Reagan did, in my opinion, and the one time I felt some hope for a moment that he would prove to be the libertarian he claimed to be, was when he abolished this bureau. But it was a decade too late to save

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by acptulsa on 06-26-2011 at 08:29 AM
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'What your daddy did to you was abuse.'

'How dare you talk that way about my daddy?!'

What has it to do with politics? Everything. Politicians piss us off, then try to misdirect our anger 'across the aisle' to people who are fundamentally exactly the same, but wear a different party label. The game is age old, but still works.

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