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    Today, 12:08 PM
    That is an over-generalization. Let's say Ron is 99% pure. Rand isn't close to 99%. Many people who were wary of Rand nonetheless were willing to get behind him. Let's say Rand was 88%. Where is Trump? 75%? 70%? At some point the product has become so diluted that you are just down to "Well...this person is arguably better than Hillary Clinton." Okay. That was true for John McCain and Mitt Romney as well. And the "defending the impure politician" ultimately morphs into "defending the impurity itself." The mental gymnastics I have seen gone through to defend bumpfire stocks alone make my head spin. I get the "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good" idea. I also get "Beware of wolves in sheep clothing." Both concerns are valid.
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    Today, 11:59 AM
    I beg to differ. Most debates on this forum these days are either directly about immigration or indirectly tied to immigration. Take the debates over the bumpfire stock ban. Nobody here things that's a good idea. But some are willing to tolerate it based on the idea that Trump needed to do it for political reasons or, even if he's just bad on the second amendment, because he's so "good" on immigration, we need to protect him. It's like the left on healthcare. Point out Obama's shortcomings? "Oh but he got us the Affordable Care Act which is the best thing since sliced cheese and don't point out the problems with it because republicans haven't come up with anything better." But hey, if you've got another example of what you're talking about with regards to this forum, please share it. I consider this thread a reaction to the cheer-leading of the possible purge of Justin Amash. Many of us have been irritating with Rand from time to time but there wasn't the "He may lose his primary *snicker snicker*" reaction that I've seen with regards to Justin. Justin's cardinal sin? Saying obstruction of justice may be an impeachable offense. I disagree with his analysis, but I also disagree with the idea that just because the investigation came about from NSA spying that means that there can be no impeachable offense ipso facto. If illegal NSA spying turned up actual admitted child porn would that be an impeachable offense? Again, I disagree with Justin's final analysis. But I don't see it as equal to NSA spying.
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    Today, 11:39 AM
    I just now saw this. My response. I hope Mini-Me and Swordsmyth will read it. This is the first (and IMO most important) point to make. Just because someone disagrees with your solution doesn't mean they don't think there is a problem worth addressing. That is the position that those pushing for government takeover of healthcare take. You don't support their ideas on healthcare? You must just want people to die! They falsely claim that you don't have any proposals of your own to put forward, or if you do they are "bad" somehow. The CEO of Whole Foods put forward a free market proposal on healthcare prior to the passage of the so called "Affordable Care Act" and for his troubles he was attacked and a boycott against Whole Foods was organized. (One of those attacking the Whole Foods CEO was Max Keiser who is often on the Alex Jones show. He called for the boycott on AJ's show and AJ didn't bust him for it. Needless to say I was sorely disappointed with Alex Jones that day.) Mini-Me makes several points that I'd like to address. My thoughts in italics. 1) American culture is in decline.
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    Today, 11:30 AM
    The photos was of the day after Memorial Day on Virginia Beach. I lived in NY for many years and frequent the beaches there...and even in NY (with it's filthy subways and bus terminals) I have never witnessed any of the beaches like that at any given time. I also have been to Virginia Beach many times and never witnessed the Beach looking like that either. My theory is; we are seeing a very lazy couple of generations who live like pigs and don't really care. From what I read, the Chinese realize there was not that much money in recycling. Wow, what a revelation. Because of it, lots of states are dropping their mandatory recycling laws.
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    Today, 10:21 AM
    Hello. I didn't see that post by MiniMe the first time or when antifederlist reposted it as a separate thread. I will direct my response to AF's thread. Cliff notes version, MiniMe attempts to defend something (the wall) that he readily admits won't actually fix the problem that he feels needs to be fixed (uncontrolled immigration) and that's being advanced using methods he feels are unconstitutional (abusing executive power by declaring a national emergency). Really, this whole discussion reminds me of talking to Obama voters. "Yes the Affordable Care Act caused some problems and didn't really fix anything and was possibly unconstitutional....but don't you care about sick people?" If you say yes, they say "Well...what's your alternative?" You give them alternatives they shout you down and boycott you (ask the CEO of Whole Foods) and pretend you never offered any alternatives, or worse accuse your alternatives of exacerbating the problem when the opposite is true. I put forward a proposal, half in jest, that the more I think about it is really the least worst alternative. That is helping Mexico build a wall on its southern border. There's no need to declare a "national emergency" to do that. We already send Mexico money to fight a phony drug war. We send foreign aid to all of those countries. Redirect that foreign aid to Mexico building a wall to keep Central American migrants from getting into Mexico in the first place. There is no constitutional problem with that suggestion! None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. It wouldn't cost us one red cent. (Again, re-purpose drug war foreign aid money, and since Trump has tried drug smuggling to immigration, the money has already been allocated.) No U.S. ranchers have to lose additional land. There is no need for installing "face scanning cameras" at airports and along the border wall to accomplish this. It doesn't enhance the 100 mile "constitution free zone" that already exists. And Mexico's southern border is much shorter than the U.S. southern border which means the whole shebang would be much much cheaper to construct. It seems Trump almost took me up on my suggestion when he announced, then backed away from, tariffs on Mexico to get them to do more on immigration. He was addressing the same problem my proposal address but in a different manner. He ended up without any concrete results from what I can tell. So we're back to "muh wall."
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    Today, 10:16 AM
    What do government schools and degree mills have to do with education and critical thinking? "I never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Sam Clemens
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    Today, 09:54 AM
    I believe it. However, that is the least of the worries, when you see the damages to the girls/women who have taken this vaccine. 25 Reasons to Avoid the Gardasil Vaccine https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/25-reasons-to-avoid-the-gardasil-vaccine/ A very dear friend of mine was coerced into taking this vaccine some three years ago, and wound up with the very cancer they said the vaccine prevented.
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    Today, 09:43 AM
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2018.1477640?scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=uteh20& And no that's not from some "right wing" website or some "conspiracy theory" website.
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    Today, 09:34 AM
    Hook a laptop to it? These TV's are spying on people.
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    Today, 09:01 AM
    Firestarter I wasn't defending anything-- I was just using the same analogy zippy uses for so many arguments on pesticides and vaccines.
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    Today, 08:37 AM
    You're welcome. But actually I think it proves your point in spades. A naturally born woman who hasn't taken male hormones should be able to compete exclusively against naturally born women who haven't taken male hormones. Male hormones are a "performance enhancing drug" when it comes women's athletics regardless of where they come from.
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    Today, 08:33 AM
    College prices are artificially inflated by government regulation. For example, there are two law schools in the Nashville area, Vanderbilt and Nashville School of Law. Vanderbilt is ABA accredited. Nashville School Of Law is not. You can sit for the Tennessee bar if you went to either school, but many states won't let you sit for the bar unless you graduated from an ABA accredited school. Guess which one is more expensive?
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    Today, 08:32 AM
    Sure there are...if you were training to free lift weights or marathon run, or a hundred other sports endeavors, you would train, roughly, the same way.
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    Today, 08:22 AM
    LOL, seriously? Gawd, this is such a clusterfuck of confusion...I can't keep it straight anymore. That what I get for trusting Breitbart...doesn't really make my point does it? Thanks for the info, I'll replace it with what is needed.
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    Today, 08:19 AM
    Wow...nice to see what I have thought was the case, quantified. HollyWeird is bankrupt...nothing but CGI nonsense based on other people's work.
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    Today, 08:09 AM
    Interesting. What a clusterflop. Simple solution. Naturally born girls should be able to compete in boys sports if they feel they're up to it. The other way around should not be permitted. Simple solution.
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    Today, 07:18 AM
    We aren't. That's why I said professional or even college level athletes. Yes, I would expect a WNBA team to be a junior HS male basketball team. That's not what I'm talking about. And these elite women you mentioned didn't want to compete against women who were once men. That doesn't mean they can't beat any man anywhere ever. Really, I'm not understanding your argument. Sometimes the athlete who uses performance enhancing drugs still loses the race / fight / tennis match, whatever. So why are PEDs banned and there's a whole regime for every legitimate sport to test for them? Because everyone knows they give a competitive advantage to the user. The picture in the OP is of an athlete who was born a woman who is taking hormones to become a man but is still competing with women and dominating his/her sport (wrestling). Question. Do you think that is fair? Ummm...you know WWE is fake right? Or do you really think a one legged kid could be an actual professional wrestler?
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    Today, 06:42 AM
    No I didn't know that, but what does that have to do with people trashing the beach?
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    Today, 06:39 AM
    James 1:3 | KJV Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
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    Today, 06:26 AM
    Wow. A thread about libertarians vs the GOP turning into a religious war. Talk about thread creep! Anyway, this is the "sword" that Jesus brought. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And yes, the Word of God can tear families apart. Consider the case of a Muslim who converts to Christianity and gets disowned (or worse) by his family. That is the "sword" of the word tearing a family apart.
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    Today, 06:03 AM
    Sorry. Not my intent this time.
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    Today, 06:02 AM
    You're talking about Fallon Fox. Here's Joe Rogan's take.
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    Today, 05:59 AM
    The men who can't beat all women in any physical contest don't become professional or even college level athletes.
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    Today, 05:58 AM
    You know the picture you posted is Mack Beggs, a naturally born woman, who is taking hormones to become a man, but is still competing with the women. Here is the funny thing. Man transitions to a woman? He competes with the women. Woman takes hormones to transition to a man? She competes with.....the women? Yep. Natural born woman not transitioning to a man but takes some hormones for a competitive advantage? Why she's a cheater! Ban her for life!
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    Today, 05:51 AM
    Okay. Let's go with the two bank robber analogy. Let's say one bank robber Billybob, got arrested, convicted, served his sentence and was released. The other bank robber, Lukeduke, got away. A third associate, Jimbob, wasn't involved at all. Normally Billybob couldn't be tried again for the same bank robbery. That would be double jeopardy. But say if the government said "Hey, we think Jimbob was involved and we want you to testify against him." If Billybob say "No way. He wasn't even in the country. I'm not going to lie." and the government said "If you don't we'll put you in jail for contempt of court." Because Billybob has already served his time for the bank robbery, the only legal jeopardy he has is for his refusal to testify. Now, consider the case of Dr. Jerome Corsi and Donald Trump. Dr. Corsi was never charged with any crime, but he was in legal jeopardy for refusing to testilie about Trump. It's a double edged sword. If he refused to testify, they would get him for contempt of court. If he didn't say what they wanted, they would have accused him of lying to federal investigators, which is what they got Michael Flynn on. Manning is in exactly the same position as Corsi.
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    Today, 05:31 AM
    Except in this case you brought up NSA spying on Trump as a reason to be against Amash when Trump supports NSA spying. That's a bit hypocritical.
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    Today, 05:29 AM
    Yes. But they wanted Manning to testify to what? They wanted to her to testify that Assange was complicit in her crime. The trumped up lie (no pun intended) is that Assange was complicit by giving Manning assistance in cracking a password. So Manning already served time for a "crime", Assange was being charged with complicity in Manning's crime, they wanted Manning to testilie about that, Manning refused to lie, Manning got sent back to prison.
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