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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Well, the government says it owns any water that's falls out of the sky...... Sort of looks like they need to pass some laws to make that water fall where they want it to.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    When I was a kid, that was half the fun of going out. All we got at home was water, milk and sometimes lemon aid. So with that kind of law, it's like saying, people can't decide for themselves when to let their kids splurge on soda. But hey... one coast they ban large soda cups and on the other they flat out ban soda for kids. (Maybe they should use some paper straws and make it all better.) Next kids are going to think they are grown up when they can finally have a soda with their dinner. Used to be that way with beer.... sigh...
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Guess it's gotta be deliberately convoluted or people would understand it and see that it's not really something that needs studying. If you can't dazzle people with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. In some circles that works pretty well. Seems even more so in academia. Makes me wonder if it's something invented by those who would prosper from increased tuition payments.
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    handlers fault for handling.. any cat owner understands this.
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    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    Luke 4 also,,, Why Ron Paul was NOT Allowed.
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    You Misunderstand.. That was a precision limited strike. ""As in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be."" It will be worse in the direction it is heading,,
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Apparently reading comprehension is not for you. Lol.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    Sorry, where did I advocate open borders????!! Ha! You proved my point. You posted me shutting down your statism several times.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    Time to put up or shut up. Show me. If I do it constantly, it should be easy. Otherwise, you mistake opposition to your statism as advocating open borders. Typical statist response - “disagree with me and you must be an anarchist”
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    I oppose your statism so that makes me an open borders anarchist. :rolleyes: You said that. Not me.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    I understand the principles of liberty. So does Ron Paul. So did Bastiat. Not surprising we reach the same conclusions. If you are ignorant of those principles, don’t blame it on a cult of personality. That’s just projection.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Trump is right. Ron is wrong. Up is down. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    Let that sink in, folks.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    And there you have it. Here. In RPF. We have the Trumpcuckers telling us Ron Paul is wrong. And you wonder if the OP is accurate?! As you can see by this thread, most of the defenders of the principles of liberty have vacated the premises. Congrats. Trump killed the liberty movement. Proof positive.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    This is a workable plan. We would not violate any existing trade agreements except on the governance part. Our tariffs would stay in line or lower. As for the control... We’d have to unwind our entanglements slowly, but we could choose not to enforce. We wouldn’t be in violation.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    So what?! It’s not our job to govern other countries. If they want our business, they’ll lower their tariffs to a point where it’s beneficila to trade. God damn. You guys want to plan the whole world, now! Listen to Ron Paul on this subject.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    Total anti-liberty hogwash. That’s typical neocon fearmongering. Ah yes, freedom is so scary! We need a big government to protect us from our own decisions.
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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    No central planning. Lower all tariffs to an evenly low level. Regardless of what other countries do. We can do that unilaterally and it doesn’t take a managed deal. Managed economies are bad mkay.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Funny - all I hear from him is Bernie Sanders style protectionism talk. (There is no such thing as one-sided free trade, btw. Unless you're talking about governments getting their cut. "Free" trade means both parties are better off by the trade or it doesn't happen. Sad that I have to remind people of this here.)
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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2018/08/16/google_risks_megafine_in_eu_over_location_stalking/ Full article at link. --- Meanwhile, Google wants to break into the Chinese market so they are tweaking their search algorithms to comply with Chinese Laws (which is fine), but try to apply the Chinese Censorship in the US and use Chinese Tracking in the EU?
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    Except that's not how it works. This is the real proposal: You, Mr. Consumer, want to buy a product, commodity or service from a country on the authoritarian's naughty list? You have to pay more because we've put more government in the way. No matter which way you cut it, it's more government interference in the trade between two individuals. Some seem to think that this "more government" will eventually lead to less government. I don't think that's ever happened. More likely, it will just be a shift in the favored cronyist industries.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    Same old schtick. Whatever you hope to gain by this, you cannot call it a liberty-oriented approach. I've never seen the "use more government to get less government" approach ever work. Can you give us an example where it has?
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 AM
    ??? I've seen people post old stories before, but 30 years?!! That article was written 4 and 1/2 years ago, but the informant thing came up when I was still in High School.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 AM
    I am also against managed trade. But do you not see that that is exactly what Trump is doing? He just wants it to be managed differently. Ron Paul (and myself) is for lowering all of our tariffs regardless of what other countries may do. No need for any government "trade deals" - even if they're "MAGA deals". And it's working?? I guess that depends on which industry you ask. Governments LOVE picking winners and losers. Tariffs and excise taxes should be very low and evenly applied across industries. We should be against politicians using their power to curry political favor. It's not their power to wield. "Trade globally" means that individuals can trade with anyone that suits their needs without interference from governments. It does NOT mean global trade agreements between governments. And since "Govern locally" means just that, the only government we should be concerned with is our own.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 AM
    Ok, hang on a second. I give credit where credit is due. Cutting regulations is a big positive - but then he INCREASED regulations in other areas. New artificial trade barriers imposed by government are regulations AND he supports cronyist subsidization. He cut income taxes. Fantastic! But then he increased spending! As Ron Paul has always said: SPENDING IS THE REAL TAX! Cutting taxes while increasing spending just shifts the burden. You'll see that in the future, even if you want to ignore it now. You thinking he is averting war??!!!! Holy shyte! He's boosting the military more than ever before! He's also dropping bombs at an increased rate. He's engaging with foes which is a huge positive, but let's not be naïve - he's still working the neocon angle of strategically plotting out the chessboard - he's just using a different strategy. Globalism?? The term, "Globalism" is completely misconstrued. The liberty movement used to be FOR global trade and against global government. Trade globally, govern locally. This "MAGA" stuff with trade is the exact opposite. I gave the same credit to Obama. Obama initiated several criminal justice reforms and began investigations of police misconduct. Sure, it was to mixed results, but we're giving credit here where it is due. Obama cut the ridiculous space program and allowed privatization. He commuted the sentence of whistle-blower Private Manning. He was pretty good on individual rights for gays (even though he acted as if government was granting those rights instead of protecting them). His administration was comparatively lax on enforcing federal drug laws and many states were able to turn things around towards liberty during his terms. Even on guns, Obama repealed the law that prevented people from carrying in national parks and another that prevented people from carrying on Amtrak trains. But does that mean he was a positive for liberty??!! Hell no! Far from it! You may prefer the right boot to the left one, but the State is still growing! And it's growing FASTER than ever! Would Hillary have done that? Sure she would have liked to, but with a Republican congress, she would have faced tough opposition. And the liberty movement would be united in that opposition. Instead, we have many of you getting distracted by the "show". Yeah, it's entertaining, but the State is still growing and liberty is shrinking. The power of the Executive branch is expanding while local governance is diminishing. Just like with Obama, let's give credit where it's due, but let's not lose sight of the authoritarian at the helm. Our opposition to the State is fracturing because of some stupid cult of personality. I know you can recognize the hypocrisy here. If the left boot was doing this same stuff, you'd all be with us. Ron Paul is special in that he is only loyal to the principles of liberty - which is why he still shares our opposition to the current administration. The man who gives you pennies from his right hand while stealing dollars from his left is no better than the man who gives you pennies from his left and steals dollars from your right. The areas where you think Trump is benefitting the cause of liberty are miniscule compared to the areas where he's destroying the cause. I'm just being consistent.
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    08-16-2018, 08:45 PM
    Maybe they need to ban cities so there wouldn't be so many targets for those drivers.
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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 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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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.

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