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    Today, 02:40 AM
    What you appear to be saying is that you would prefer to exist on your knees, subject to the will and caprice of another man than to fight even in the face of virtually certain destruction. You are entitled to that view, but I do not share it. What are some of those "countless possibilities" to which you refer? They would seem all to be those that might be imposed upon you by your master. They might even be pleasant, but so what of it when they are the product of another's will, imposed upon you regardless whether you want it? It appears you prefer the gilt cage, which is the greatly prevailing fashion of the Meaner. I have no objection with your choice, but because I have no interest in it at all, it offends me that others would require my dancing to a tune and having to pay for it. It is an offense in the truest sense of the word.
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    I doubt it. A big part of his general election strategy will be walking back his anti-immigration rhetoric.
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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    We need him to lose Indiana. If he does, then there's still a good chance that he will not get to 1,237. I have planned all along not to vote for anyone for president Tuesday. But as the moment gets closer, I'm still weighing that decision.
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    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    How are his stances very different from the vast majority of politicians? And why do you share that link when saying that, since it shows an example of how his views and Hillary's are alike. Perhaps it's because of the deceptive title, which makes it look like Trump himself doesn't support the wall in Israel, which is not what he says.
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Well then, can you just come right out and say why you think he's Jewish and what the relevance of that is?
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    It seems to strategically unwise to choose another New Yorker. But if he does, I think the one he has supported the most over the years has been Charles Rangel. So I think he'd pick him before Giuliani.
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    Is that written in the Constitution?
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    The Constitution doesn't require that the VP be a natural born citizen, so he could choose Arnold.
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    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    I didn't write that it logically followed, but that it could be taken to mean what I asserted because the statement is sufficiently vague that men of ignorance and/or unpublished intentions can twist the meanings. This is particularly problematic when the general population is awash in their own ignorance of basic linguistics. A fine example of this is the 2A, whose semantics are clear, yet those who oppose the right to keep and bear arms continually make all manner of fallacious arguments about militias and collective rights and what have you, with a great plurality of Americans accepting their "interpretations" as valid and "obviously true". You do what you want. I have pointed out the real-world weaknesses in your sentence structures. If you feel what you have is sound, then use it. Or dishonest and able to get large numbers of people to agree with them. I'm done here. Have a good one.
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    This claim simultaneously makes Trump look better and Rand look worse. That's just the kind of thing Lew has posted ad nauseam for the past 9 months or so. I too have come to like him a lot less this election season.
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    What purpose is that? What do you mean by "background"? You mean that he's a Jew? I don't know what you mean about him never posting liberty posts. It seems to me that most of his posts are pro-liberty.
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    The Paul's believe in free market solutions to those problems, not more big government. Trump is the opposite of them.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    That's because it's like asking to predict the future. There is no way to predict what the new wants will be. If we could do that, and time it right, we'd be rich. But someone always does. That's how the market works. Wants are unlimited. Which means there is always an opportunity to provide value to someone. Which means income when the value is traded. I suppose it does take a little faith in the market, but the evidence has always supported it. But let's not look so far ahead... Let's say I'm a dentist. It's a job that's not likely to replaced any time soon, but there are many others. But if my transportation costs go way down and the price of my goods shrink, now I have extra money each month. Maybe I want to install a pool. I didn't want it before, because it was out of the question. But now I do. The people installing the pool now have a job that they didn't have before. And since the price of their goods is lower, they can repeat the phenomenon. That's where the income will come from. New wants being fulfilled.
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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    Oh man... You do realize that Ron Paul, the impetus for this site, is also siding with us?! You should really take a look in the mirror if you're concerned about this division. And I can assure you that we are the majority on this site; it's just that most of the rest have stopped responding to you Trumpsters. They fear you are too far gone already. Some of us still have a little hope that you may wake up, see through the fantasy that's being sold to you and recognize the truth. Trump is just as much establishment as Hillary Clinton. In both cases, government will grow and liberty will recede. Ron Paul gets it. Bryan gets it. Most of us get it. But a few of you are still caught in your own wishful thinking.
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  • osan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 AM
    I did read it, and it was still incomplete, which is why I placed the question where I did. You wrote: Your words, not mine, which is why I wrote what I wrote. The greater context, the more relevant, is that of ownership, which you have equated with use. I am sure you probably did not mean to do it, but that is the semantic result your sentence construction produced, which is one reason I pointed out that you have some additional work ahead of you. I'm not trying to beat you up, but am pointing out that there are men in the world who'd have you hanging by the berries in no time for all their wickedly clever ways of subverting language. Do you think you can go causally head to head with the likes of a Hillary Clinton or Harry Reid? They may be evil as all get-out, but they are not amateur punks where linguistic subversion is concerned. THOSE are the sorts of men against whom I warn you and all others. ANY weakness in your linguistic constructs will be used as a toehold into which they will drive wedges, eventually taking down your walls. We are on the same side here, methinks, and I am trying to help you, not hinder... as if I had nothing better to do with my time. Write more carefully next time. :)
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 AM
    How does his amnesty plan do that?
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    It depends who you're talking about winning elections. When the very people who champion more barriers to liberty, like Donald Trump, win elections, that does.
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 11:15 PM
    I just showed that you were in post 98.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 10:52 PM
    :D New wants. Humans will always want things. Even if all of our current wants are met, we will want new things. And there will be opportunities to supply the products and services to fulfill those wants. You just can't envision them now. :D But this is one of the beauties of existence, in my mind. When I was a child, there was no way I could have thought that someone was going to become a millionaire selling an "app". But people want those. And yes, you are not recognizing the prosperity that we have. Even the most poor among us, in this country, has access to 24-hour entertainment. And they have access to a wealth of knowledge and are able to communicate across the globe. But if you measure their wealth in terms of "today", they are broke. But if you measured in terms of what they would have had prior to this technology existing, I bet those people would have considered them pretty well-off. But yes, distortions in the market and government interference screw things up worse than they have to be. But even in the absence of the State, there will still be poor people. But the standard of what "poor" means will always be changing.
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    04-29-2016, 10:40 PM
    Here LE, just so you and anyone else can see the two original quotes side-by-side. Notice that my words from post 68 quoted in their entirety below make no mention of defending borders. Defending borders is something you inject in your reply in post 72, also quoted below. It's as if you think you can just say "defend borders" and automatically include restrictions on immigration in that. In your mind those are just two ways of saying the same thing.
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    04-29-2016, 10:35 PM
    Apology accepted.
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 09:59 PM
    What are you talking about? I replied to a post you made about defending our borders being something government is supposed to do. What does that have to do with illegal immigration? Also, you should look up "straw man" in a dictionary.
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  • osan's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 09:52 PM
    Needs FAR deeper definition. What does it mean to "use"? And if my Van Gogh sits idle in its display for 30 years, have I ceased owning it? Are you sure of that?
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  • erowe1's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 09:48 PM
    But that has nothing to do with anything I said.
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