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    Today, 03:33 AM
    Who's giving up on freedom? I'm saying live it, don't just talk about it. Fight them when they come. Don't become them to fight them. I'm not aware of implying that at all. What I meant is that, although probably a bad idea in the vast majority of scenarios, shooting is doing more than voting. I'm not one to tell people when they've lost enough to risk it all, but the political game in general is far less meaningful than even one man's act of vengeance against the state for ruining his life when he tried to fill a demand of the market. Of course, shooting is not the only viable option in that scenario, either, but it's something to think about.
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    Today, 03:17 AM
    No, I understand your point. My point is this stuff is happening all the time. Our rights are being taken away, and you'll never get to demonstrate that if all you do is talk about it. Many activists do it right by pushing the boundaries and showing how the system has treated them unfairly. Those who choose to participate in the beauty pageant to see who the king should be, regardless of what they may be saying while they're doing it, are missing a vital opportunity to fill a need of the market. If filling that need attracts the government's attention, then all the better because now you have a chance to fight them and demonstrate their unfairness rather than simply talk about it. Not only that, but in the process, you are supposedly still doing something productive for society rather than nothing. In other words, fight them when they come after you. That way, you at least know that those who want what you have to offer will stand with you.
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    Today, 12:22 AM
    Man, I'm right there with you about that. I see this mindset gradually and strategically being inserted as the more desirable catalyist. And I don't like it. I kind of just bite my tongue about it and don't say too much, though. I think it is sometimes more practical to remain observant in those situations rather than to contribute to it. Once that becomes the prevalent line of logic, I'll consider other avenues of outreach on a more regular basis, too. Of course, on the flipside I really am beginning to conclude that some just want to stimulate/endorse total chaos. Complete anarchy. Bloodshed even albeit from behind the coercive comfort of a keyboard and far removed from any instance of that which one may tend to endorse. And no good will come from that. ...becoming Chairman Mao to make China libertarian...that's a good way to put it. And we're sure as heck seeing that logic become the driver in all of this. Silver-tongued as it may often be presented, it is what it is.
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    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    These things have a way of coming to light-like cockroaches scattering when a flashlight happens to startle them...
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    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    You celebrate secretly at the local Comintern Fan Club, don't you? DON'T YOU?!!!11!!!1!
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    This^^ Sorry, bro. :(
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    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    grrrr. :( Someone plz +rep my brother here^^
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  • J.Michael's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Well. You're correct in that I did blur it. Reason being is because we've essentially reached a point where domestic and international financial clearing infrastructure and policy that goes with it no longer know borders or national policies. It isn't like the old days where he who ruled the seas enjoyed the luxury of currency reserve status. Those days are gone. That said, the U.S. may well not have the luxury of being the entity who dictates that policy. A lot of our own allies are even jumping over to the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank for one thing. That's a big deal. I'm just thinking of it in a geo-political way, I suppose. I understand why you brought up something like a yard sale, though. I'm thinking in terms of national/Individual sovereignty. Not taxes, per se. I understand the relevance. I just didn't go there.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    He could not. He had promised not to. But as I say, he hasn't made that pledge lately. And honestly, the situation is much more favorable today than it was four years ago. For example, neither major party was running a full-on clown four years ago. Nor was either running an outright criminal. Now both are. That makes a difference.
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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    The very fact that he talks in terms of making America great again tells me he will do nothing of the sort. Calvin Coolidge presided over one of the greatest periods of growth and prosperity in America's history. He did not create that, and did not claim that he did. He got government out of the way of the people and let the people do it. Coolidge got it. Trump does not. And so long as Trump does not, he cannot duplicate Coolidge's success.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    Oh, no, I'm a proponent of genuine free trade, e. But, yeah, I share the view that Trump is equally mercantist as those whom he is arguing against. I get that Trump is talking out of both sides of his mouth. I'm just agreeing with what he said out of the one side. He is correct to acknowledge it but I don't support what he likely intends to follow through with out of the other side of his mouth.
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    Thank you, r3volution 3.0. Agreed. And that's essentuially my agreement with Trump. I didn't say that I agree with his policy. All I said was that I agree with the observation that was made in the op's vid.
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    I agree, except in this regard: Not all economic policy is foreign policy, and not all foreign policy is economic policy. You seemed to me to be blurring the line above, which is why I asked what I did. Garage sales may not be a major feature of economic policy, but are not unaffected by it.
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  • J.Michael's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Okay. So, you guys all quoted me in stereo basically. I have some time to kill so I suppose I can talk about free trade with you and what is being pawned off as free trade. And why it isn't free trade at all. But before I do, I'd like to ask you all who responded so quickly and in synergy if you think I'm a stupid man. A dumb man? Do you guys feel like you need to educate me or something? I've written much on the board on the state of economics both foreign and domestic and goings on abroad. Things that people should be paying attention to yet don't spend a dimes worth of time discussing after the fact. I think I know a little bit about economics and the state of trade negotiations at the moment.
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Yes, yes he does. But he leans toward the clown in some ways. And the field is very heavy with clowns this year. For once, being a clown is not the way to stand out. He also lacks relevant experience, and that will weigh heavy with many voters. Johnson is better in that respect, but worse in others. The nation needs a decent Libertarian Party choice this year, and the Libertarian Party needs someone like Ron Paul. I feel they must risk Ron Paul refusing, even if it does seem like a no confidence vote to the candidates they have. There is too much which could be gained if Ron Paul bowed to the pressure and allowed his hat to be thrown in the ring for him. And he might. After all, he did not promise not to run for a third party. He hasn't done that for four years now.
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    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    I'm not talking about a yard sale. I'm talking about foreign policy. Economic policy. Mercantilism and Capitalism are two entirely different phenomena. And frankly it is disingenuous to continue promoting mercantilism in the name of capitalism and the free market.
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    I suppose this is how you view garage sales too? Are they also chipping away at sovereignty at home unless the sales are registered with the central bureau and proper sales tax paid on the transaction...? Just how much can we accomplish on our own initiative and without blessings from on high before we begin trampling on the sovereignty of our nation? Must we fill out forms and send them to Washington to borrow a handkerchief when our nose is runny?
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  • J.Michael's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    I agree with Trump here. And I oppose the TPP. I get to chuckling whenever I read or hear the term "managed free trade." Mercantilist thugs operating outside the parameters of our system of checks and balances is more like it. Chipping away at sovereignty and suing it all away from people and nations both at home and abroad until there isn't any left and the special interests have repatriated the entire system in their favor and whatnot. Heh. Speak like this is why I'm gradually distancing myself away from mainstream "Liberty" circles. Managed free trade. Riiiiight...
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    Yes. Or, at least, I'm sure he sincerely believes so. But if drafted, will he not run? I think the theory should be tested.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    In short, regardless of what Trump has actually said (or not said), people feel more comfortable being racist in an open, proud way than I've seen before. It's also an extension of decades of fighting racism by pointing the finger at other races, which is a bit like bombing to promote peace. It's not an encouraging trend to me. It's not Trump's fault, either. It's the inevitable result of what's been going on over the years coupled with a perceived positive connotation to "telling it like it is" on one side and becoming part of a "movement" on the other end of the spectrum. Then you have others saying the way to fight all of this is to make safe spaces and avoid certain pronouns, and to impose tolerance on the rest of the nation at whatever cost --- in dollars and dignity. God help us all.
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Hate to say it, but the LP ought to draft Ron Paul. He has name recognition, relevant experience, and proven integrity. With all of that, the Libertarian Party could do well. As in unprecedented, extraordinarily, magnum opus well. 2016 is just shaping up to be that kind of year. All that is needed is for the party to get the attention it deserves. And Ron Paul could accomplish that like no other.
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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    BTW, SCOTUS has ruled numerous times that there is no right to privacy. Outside consumer pushback, I know of no "force" that will stop The Watchers from finding ways to track our physical and digital movements. :(
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