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    08-16-2018, 02:02 PM
    Good time to support this sub forum http://www.ronpaulforums.com/forumdisplay.php?91-Bitcoin-Cryptocurrencies
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    08-16-2018, 09:59 AM
    I agree with you on Ron Paul, he was a shining example of integrity. While I can see your view on transgenders I'm more of a believer that the brain drives us sort of person. If a person is gay, fine, so be it. If they have gender identity issues, fine, so be it. Adult, consensual, have at it. Someone brought up children, that's another matter and I don't know anything about that but it's not the point. I'm genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness. Is taking Rogaine or getting plugs showing intolerance? Or anyone with mental health issues taking drugs to alter brain chemistry? Sure I'm taking things to the extreme and there is a big difference between receeding hairlines and Klinger from M*A*S*H* being in charge of a state. However based on the platform which someone posted, there are plenty of things to attack this person with other than their character or gender identity.
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    08-16-2018, 08:56 AM
    because I'm alright with people standing uo for the freedom of press and their own personal liberty concerning their own bodies? That's OK, hang around Libertarians longer and you may come around.
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    08-15-2018, 11:51 PM
    The president saying "much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people". I applaud the papers, we can't pick and choose which of the Bill of Rights we want to protect, it's all or nothing. Yes the press has screwed up badly over the years. We clearly saw how the MSM gladly accepted everything the Bush Jr. admin fed them on Iraq other than a few exceptions. I will never forgive the MSM for their treatment of Ron Paul, especially Fox for going out of their way to shaft him on results. However I think they should continue to exist and question everything. Too bad investigative journalism isn't what it used to be.
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    08-15-2018, 11:35 PM
    I'm actually rather surprised at the lack of acceptance here. We're free beings, a person should be able to do with their bodies as they wish as long as it doesn't harm others. Seems rather anti libertarian to be so hostile against gender identity issues. This isn't normally an ethical or morality issue either. Want perverse? just look at the latest catholic church reveals. now there are examples of lack of morality.
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    08-14-2018, 09:49 PM
    Wouldn't a private mediation only be settling the civil matter and not the criminal matter? I'm surprised the church didn't clean house better after the last pope had to resign over the problems he swept under the rug.
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    08-14-2018, 03:10 PM
    We need a journalist to ask the 54 senators who confirmed her if their views are changed now that it's proven she covered up war crimes. Real investigative journalism and not the reaction to the tweet of the day.
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    08-13-2018, 11:36 PM
    Gov outsources vital things all the time. We even have private companies launching secret satellites. Free market leading to the best and cheapest solution, albeit we do have a lot of crony capitalism. https://washingtontechnology.com/toplists/top-100-lists/2017.aspx I don't see how this is any different than the existing contracts that DELL and other companies have to manage gov IT infrastructure. For a project this size there will be loads of government IT people involved to ensure Amazon produces a system to government spec. Keeping it in house will be inefficient and far more costly.
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    08-13-2018, 11:05 PM
    So to sum it up someone offered Don Jr. info that according to election laws is illegal to even solicit. He took the meeting to get that info anyways. But it's not his fault, it was all a setup by the Clinton boogeymen ? Does that sort of reasoning work to be not guilty of soliciting an undercover police officer for drugs? The Republicans have had control of the government for going on 2 years and the variety of congressional committees would seem to have been able to find some factual basis for this instead of conspiracy theory conjecture. Some people did something illegal to entice Don and company for the meeting? By all means prove it and prosecute them.
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    08-13-2018, 10:32 PM
    While amazon has been reinvesting most profits into expanding their infrastructure they have been profitable for awhile Cloud is just a catchy sales and marketing term that means online server. Nothing new, I assume the existing gov data in 40 locations is all online. But instead of doing it in house the gov will outsource it. Actually it makes logical sense to allow companies that do this full time to handle this.
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    08-13-2018, 08:19 AM
    Non interventionist foreign policy?
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    08-12-2018, 10:06 PM
    When I first heard Perot advocating an armchair democracy I liked the idea, people actually able to help moderate the system sounds great. Now that I see how a reality star can become a billionaire from simply being on tv, become president, convince half the nation lies are truth and vice versa, I see that it'd be an absolute disaster.
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    08-12-2018, 10:01 PM
    This is a guy who eats steak well done. Paper has to taste better than well done steak.
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    08-12-2018, 09:54 PM
    You're making me feel old! speaking of movies.. He must have watched Snakes on a Plane.
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    08-09-2018, 09:46 PM
    Bad examples for anything dealing with Trump : Heinlein mocked nationalism Star Trek would be called socialism Bab 5 is all about diplomacy and working together. UN in space Dr Who.. maybe he could go back a few elections and get Ron elected to save us all
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    08-09-2018, 01:13 PM
    I think the HRT team members that were at both WACO and Ruby Ridge have retired by now.
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    08-08-2018, 11:43 PM
    Not sure where the movie reviews go Shock and Awe 35% on Rotten Tomatoes "In 2003, as the Bush administration prepares to invade Iraq, skeptical journalists question the administration's claim that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction."
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    08-08-2018, 10:58 PM
    https://newnetworks.com/ They provide an in depth, and free, PDF explaining how we all got ripped off with nothing to show. If anyone in congress had any balls they'd take this up as a cause. Who doesn't want faster Internet, especially since we've already paid for it? Backbone and last mile are often one and the same nowadays because of government policies that made it impossible for major telco's to lose leading to the demise of CLECs. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint are backbone and to the home. While some backbone only providers exist the delineation isn't like it used to be. I'd take the 140 billion cost to have fiber to the home, it's far less than we've already paid out! Oh and in most cases that's the exact promise that was given for the money. Telcos promised that by 2000 fiber would be to everyone's home and the government paid up over and over. I'm way off on a tangent from the OP although we're both basically saying the same thing - allowing the government to pick winners and losers leads to consumers losing be it MRIs or Internet.
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    08-08-2018, 09:52 PM
    Great, when I next move money for business from the US to overseas I'm going to help pay for the wall. That's not Mexico paying for it. Tax on all international trade. Sounds like easier eminent domain land grabbing to me.
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    08-08-2018, 05:15 PM
    You missed the point of my comment. I'm against crony capitalism, which is how our Internet in the USA now works. It will be harder for a competitor to Facebook or Twitter to come about. We citizens have paid over 1/2 a Trillion in money to the internet backbone providers via tax breaks, grants, and limits on competition, so that everyone could get fiber to the home. (It varies some by state, but it's country wide) The key companies did some work, didn't finish their contracts, reaped the benefits. No one in the federal or state level held them accountable. A few years go by and they do the same thing again, this has been going on for decades. This has been one giant handout to the politically connected telecommunication companies. Up until recently we had in essence Net Neutrality, a backbone provider couldn't block or slow down your Internet based on websites you were visiting. The FCC removing net neutrality means that you as a consumer can now start being blocked or slowed down, your internet changes based on where you want to go. A large rich company wants to ensure they're the fastest social media company you can access, they can. Since this advantage exists on tax payer paid for utilities I have a problem with this. Individual companies should be allowed to do as they please. RPF wants to ban away, sure thing, go ahead. If spaceX launches a new low orbit satellite based Internet service that didn't get any taxpayer funding, sure they can block speeds as they see fit, it's a private company. If my connection to the internet, paid for by taxpayer money, slows down a new competitor to facebook - that's where I have a problem but it's entirely legal for that to happen now.
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    08-07-2018, 11:54 PM
    Gov has already passed the crowns of social media to the existing ones. With no net neutrality the chances of a new social media company being formed to challenge the likes of FB or Twitter is far more expensive and less likely. As our internet backbones have been built by hundreds of billions of tax payer money net neutrality should exist. Until companies pay back the money they received from the gov for broken contracts over the past few decades they should be deemed public utilities which can't be used to support crony capitalism.
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    08-07-2018, 11:29 PM
    Of all the things I like bestest... This should get those mesothelioma lawyers more business.
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    08-07-2018, 11:26 PM
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/7/31/17629526/mri-cost-certificate-of-need-north-carolina-lawsuit Gov mandated monopolies, part of our wondrous health care system.
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    08-06-2018, 09:15 PM
    It wasn't just MSM, it's from Trump's own tweets. It would seem an official communication of the president shouldn't be changing stories and giving outright lies at the frequency done via twitter. I know this is Apprentice White House but the whole reality tv is getting exhausting to keep up with
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    08-06-2018, 09:09 PM
    I did the same, saw the title and ran through my head what I thought was the 1st. Missed petition. I wonder how the question was asked, if it was "Can you name any of the 5 rights of the 1st amendment" that would be helpful.
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    08-06-2018, 01:20 AM
    Trump's lawyers say he dictated it. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/02/us/politics/trump-lawyers-memo-mueller-subpoena.html If there are charges from this filed against Trump I assume it'll land in the Supreme Court's lap. Is it any wonder Trump's supreme pick now believes Presidents should be exempt from special investigations?
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    08-04-2018, 09:55 PM
    Think of all the billions we can give in no bid contracts to politically connected people, including some security work for Devos' brother, maybe some to Halliburton to help with some Bush cronies.
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    08-03-2018, 10:21 PM
    Saw this article. As far as I've seen this lawsuit is an entirely new tactic. If this gains any traction it could open every branch to never ending lawsuits. https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/10/17/16489526/take-care-clause-obamacare-trump-sabotage-aca-illegal-cities-sue Either this will get tossed out quickly or end up in front of the supreme court.
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    08-03-2018, 10:16 PM
    Wait.. after wanting to discount the supposed millions of illegal votes last election cycle to help Trumps ego of 'winning the popular vote' we then spent how much for a special group to investigate. They gave up and waited until just before midterms to bother doing a press release? #winning
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    08-03-2018, 10:10 PM
    Bad exchange, if investors are smart they should never use them again.
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