• phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Do they pay well? Does your friend experince a good work environment? Like, MelissaWV, I need to know more. What is the specific problem?
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    Looking into a F-250 SD Ford 6.0L V8 32V DDI OHV Turbo Diesel now. 170k on it. End of month and down to $9,999 from 11,999. 170k. I don't really need a Super Duty. But.... http://www.randymarionsavalot.net/vehicle-details/2006-ford-f-250sd--hickory-nc-id-13973996 A friend said his mechanic told him that there are issues with the head screws. That they need to be replaced w/ an upgraded screw. Pushing my limit on budget of $10k and after tax, titles and tags unless I can negotiate a good cash price would go over. I've never owned a diesel so don't know what to look for. The other I narrowed it down to is this: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB. $7,999. 159k. I'm sure I could do a $7.5k cash here at the end of the month. This does have 4wd which the other doesn't. Not a huge deal but something to consider.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Today, 01:10 PM
    Do they pay you? If yes,, what is the problem?
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    Glad you worded that so. I dislike 'religion" but my faith and belief is Christian. I am rather irreligious.
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    To repeat, yet again, the basics: Trump ran a campaign that is thematically and strategically helpful to liberty. The Pauls failed because they could not or would not seriously engage the voting blocs needed to win the primaries, and would not aggressively confront the elite leadership, donors and media who obstruct alternatives to the 'mainstream' agenda. Trump showed the movement how to do both, which can be customized to our purposes in future cycles. As pointed out before, on several particulars Trump is definitely the net less statist alternative in the election. At least for 2016, strategically, he has been the best thing to happen to the liberty movement.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    Given the other options,, he is as good a choice as any.. perhaps even a lessor evil. I may not vote this year,, and just watch how it turns out.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    and you think that is a good thing. :(
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    seriously?
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 AM
    Liberty has never been won at the ballot box. ever.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    and he got people to believe that. Quite the Showman. @unimpressed
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    Thanks everyone for your replies. Still looking. I've probably visited over 40 dealerships and driven over ten trucks. The search continues.
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Look beyond this thread and see where the name calling started--hint, it wasn't on the Trump side. To repeat, this thread topic was not even about Trump, yet in came the Trump bashers to make it one. Your doubling down on the personal attacks doesn't make your point, it reinforces mine.
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    Trump recently went rogue on the elite, while Romney did not. The difference between the two over the last year has been stark, indicating one remains establishment while the other is not. And note the invective and personal attacks, from the side that has recently been running the narrative that Trump defenders have been engaging in 'name calling.' By pushing back the anti-liberty establishment, and advocating for a MUCH less interventionist foreign policy, among other examples: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/07/21/trump-enrages-war-party/
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    So the fact that Jones got the info from a solid anti-establishment source, and was in profound anti-establishment mode this week, means nothing because he supports Trump. The facts don't matter, only attacking Trump and anybody who supports Trump matters. This is the umpteenth post topic or thread that had NOTHING TO DO with Trump that got turned into an attack session by the anti-Trump cabal. You have an agenda, and it is not libertarian.
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41 AM
    The framework is flawed and part of what is under dispute, as I have expressed before. But you seem to not understand this is mainly not about a evaluating a particular candidate, but about the direction of the movement in general. I have several times talked about leaving Trump out of the issue, but found many here do not want to address it even apart from discussing a given candidate. Ron Paul's "right way to win" plan from 2012 was about growing or maximizing the core liberty base, which I believe he did from 5% to 10% across 2008-2012. Rand arguably shrunk the base back to 5% in the past year. But winning elections is about engaging voting blocs beyond the base. Emphasizing our core issues can grow the liberty base, but it cannot by itself create voting coalitions that win elections, nor displace the statist establishment. With or without a Trump in the picture, showing us an example as to how to do it, the movement still needs to do those two things. The movement has been splintering because many are failing to move towards incorporating those other two dynamics. They remain stuck at being exclusively Paul and issue-centered, having learned nothing from the last three failed campaigns. Engaging in coalition-building and the anti-establishment voters is not going in the opposite direction, it’s about going in a liberty-building direction by not staying stuck in 2007. It’s not about our 5% base and beating up the other candidates, it’s about attracting more voters to us. It’s about connecting with them, not insulting them by bashing everything about the candidates who DO connect with them. It’s not about the Paul following, or about viewing either Paul as the perpetual center of the liberty universe, it’s about reaching beyond the following to show how the liberty approach engages the concerns of most voters.
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 AM
    No I don't, as the liberty mission and movement does not revolve around RPF, or the Pauls, as they are just subsets of it. I was relating the larger truth about where the grassroots needs to go to make progress, not redecorating the chairs on a policy statement. With all due respect to Ron Paul, he didn't win in 2012. The movement needs a strategic component, as well as candidates who have mostly great positions. Otherwise it has merely moved the LP's "educational campaign" concept into a corner of the GOP, and not much else. We can't win elections with just the 5% base, or without disrupting the establishment, so we either seek to fight that fight and build winning coalitions to get to 51%, or we don't make progress. Can we do so in an overall more pro-liberty way than Trump did? Of course, or at least probably. But being in denial about the need to do so, will lead to the same defeats as experienced in 2008. 2012, and 2016.
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 AM
    I do not accuse the Trump critics of all being Hillary shills (though granted, case by case, a few might be). What I do suggest is that most of them have been divisively self-serving in describing themselves as the exclusive "true libertarians," or in laughably over-selling Trump as having a "radically anti-libertarian record and agenda." It has been pointed out time and again that he has in fact many net anti-statist positions, that his candidacy has strategically benefited the liberty movement, and has many leading libertarians supporting him. The trouble is not only that the critics have been unreasonable, by not accepting that libertarians do reasonably disagree over Trump, but have also avoided acknowledging the same benefits concerning the anti-establishment trend, even when Trump is excluded from the discussion. This is the clearest sign that the real issue is they do not want to advance the movement by applying the lessons learned across 2007 to present. They don't want to because of 1) their inability or unwillingness to build winning voting coalitions beyond the 5-10% liberty base, and 2) they don't want to effectively confront the institutional barriers set up by the special interest run establishment, who control the major parties and media. The Paul movement has become divided because, post Paul, there is no agreement over, or ability to acknowledge, how to address the other, above two dynamics. Recognizing that the anti-elite or outsider trends in general, and Trump in particular, have been more successful for liberty on both strategic fronts is not something they want to face, because applying that to running more consistently pro-liberty candidates means we have to admit the approach of the Pauls was UNsuccessful, or insufficient. They just want to evaluate people based on their being near 100% correct on the issues, even if they can't win a primary, into perpetuity. That approach is inadequate for those of us who want to see policy changes for liberty in our lifetime. We're willing to support somebody imperfect in demeanor who's closer to an alpha "William Wallace" to help get us there. Ultimately, we will have to incorporate more dynamics than merely scoring people on their positions to field successful contenders, and to forego relying on only one model of candidate, in order to further the liberty mission.
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    Yesterday, 12:04 AM
    Socialism. in many forms. National Socialism seems quite popular again.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 11:55 PM
    was my first thought
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    07-22-2016, 11:35 PM
    http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/pistol/pf-9 http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/pistol/p-11 Both under $400 MSRP
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 11:20 PM
    I removed a safety strap twice. Once in self defense,, and once in defense of others. I did not have to draw. and there are the incidents with the Bank,, but that is another use.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 11:10 PM
    Ok Caliber is irrelevant.. 9mm is common. are you mechanically inclined? Are you familiar with semi-auto pistols? "Best for" , is really a pretty open ended question.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 10:44 PM
    With all the reasons against,, it seems a ridiculous criteria ,, all in all.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 10:38 PM
    That time has passed. :( I will write in a protest vote,,if I decide to expend that energy on this one.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 10:34 PM
    ?? Ask Solomon's Wives? What god does he serve?
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 08:47 PM
    Voters play pokeman?
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  • CaseyJones's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 07:40 PM
    ya those are not real
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