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    Today, 08:23 PM
    Which mean, "time to clutch your wallet and stack your metals." Such stupid statements always seem to be harbingers.
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    Today, 08:19 PM
    CaptUSA replied to a thread Rats! in Open Discussion
    Do they have the same video but with geese?!
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    Today, 10:13 AM
    The point of that post is that EVERYONE is both a buyer and seller at the same time. Every time you make an exchange, you give something and get something. Doesn't matter which side of the transaction you're on. You're both getting something and giving something. It's not a stretch to suggest that if you can force someone to sell to someone against their will, you can also force someone to buy. Use the example of a door-to-door vacuum salesman. If you decide not to buy from him, perhaps because he's gay - first, you're an idiot - but second, he could say you discriminated against him and win. Because the precedent would have been set. As to "democracy is about sticking it to the rich", I'm not sure I'm seeing what you're seeing. If anything, our democracy is about making it look like you're sticking it to the rich while giving them lots of favors and protections, thereby making them even richer.
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    Today, 09:20 AM
    Similar, yes. Although, in that case they didn't force you to buy insurance from a certain carrier. (Just one on an approved list.) Imagine if a solicitor came to you and asked you to buy something - and you turned him down. You better have a good reason and the ability to prove it.
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    Today, 05:47 AM
    If the Court allows that a seller MUST sell to someone, then they can easily make the argument that a buyer MUST buy from someone. FRN's are simply a medium of exchange - you are trading the fruits of your labor for the fruits of someone else's labor. There is no difference between the buyer and seller. In this case, the baker is choosing not use his cake to buy FRN's from this person. The reason or justification for his decision doesn't matter. It's stupid to even question it. If the Court screws this up, then it won't be long until they force YOU to buy goods from certain people. You want a coat? Better hope the government doesn't find out why you chose one store over another! And certain special interests will most definitely use this to their advantage.
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    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    http://freedomisobvious.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-method-of-rule.html “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” ― James Madison My knowledge of history is far from complete, and while I do not know when men began employing the Method of Rule by Policy, I do know that the Romans used it. The Method fell from common use after Rome's fall, but appears to have regained popularity with the rise of the so-called "nation state". The kings of yore were typically ill-educated and generally lacked a sense of long term, all-encompassing strategy to ensure their legacies survived the ages, despite the efforts of some to establish perpetuities. Therefore, their dynasties rarely lasted beyond a very few generations. It was not until the rise of the nation-state, which corporatized governance, that governmental "dynasties" began to stabilize over many generations with the potential to continue in what for all practical purposes is perpetuity. The Roman Church is perhaps the preeminent example of the potential for longevity of well managed corporate governance. The Third Reich is an equally good example of what happens when such governance loses its way, or comes against forces it cannot resist, despite seemingly very promising beginnings. The Soviet Union and Red China are examples of how flagrant tyrannies are able to accomplish endless horrors and maintain themselves for extended periods well beyond the span of an ordinary lifetime. As is typical in basically all cases of political power, governance becomes corrupted in one way and degree, or another. The motives are as numerous as the stars and though we may generously assume the best of intentions, the propriety of the plots driven by such intentions is rarely very good.
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    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    Belated, but check.
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    Emphasis on "known". :)
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    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    Depends on how one views "winning". Irrelevant. Mighty white of you.
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    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Are you kidding me?! Is that the best you got? Check my post history. And then try to answer the question... I'm still waiting on something that the GOP did better - or even something that they didn't do... Really, anything to back up your assertion that there's a difference. Quit dodging.
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    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    Lol - you really haven't been paying attention, have you? The last time the GOP controlled things, they started 2 wars, had the biggest medicare expansion, had the biggest federal government involvement in education, and blew out the debt. So glad we didn't have democrats in there. :rolleyes: This swordsmyth guy still thinks there's a difference between the parties... Still waiting on that evidence...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    I really wish they just had normal conversations... Even the "impromptu" carry-over questioning just seems so staged.
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    You have to understand how this works... You don't use your own money - that's pointless. Your borrow as much as they'll let you borrow at the lowest rate you can get, put it to use on some investment that earns more APR than your bank rate, and you collect the difference. Easy peasy lemon-squeezy.
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    I have never seen so many people in a mall. Was there some kind of giveaway?
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Is it expecting too much for them to finally assert that a business can refuse service to anyone for any reason? That it takes two parties to exchange something? That one part doesn't automatically give up their rights because they're exchanging their product or service for FRN's? Yeah - probably too much to ask.
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    Good! I get what Dr. Paul is saying here, but let's not fool ourselves... The "Kimmel Test" isn't about any free market solutions. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?510280-Jimmy-Kimmel-s-Health-Care-plea&highlight=kimmel
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    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Unlike some here, I don't advocate for pure anarchy, but it's hard to argue that any form of statism is better.
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    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    Don't forget the media. FOXNews had huge ratings during Obama's tenure. Now, CNN and MSNBC are getting the windfall. Hmmm... It's almost like the "opposition" benefits more... Who'da thunk it?
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    Yesterday, 06:36 AM
    Hmmm... I see it more like this: Anarchy-------------------------------------------------------------Authoritarianism Words like "socialism" and "fascism" are just different flavors of authoritarianism. I don't really get caught up in the flavors of tyranny. Once you've accepted that you need to be ruled, does it really matter much how that rule is administered?
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    Yesterday, 06:17 AM
    Lol, you must be reading their literature. Because in practice, it's hard to see a difference. Hell, the Republicans have control of ALL THREE branches of the federal government. All three. And a favorable SC. Please tell me the "better" legislation they've done. I'll wait..................................................... (In my mind, the only difference is that it's marginally easier to sell a liberty message to the GOP electorate - which means we can sometimes get a Paul, Massie, or Amash elected on that side of the aisle. But when it comes to power, the party still wants more of it. And that's what they fight for - just like the dems. It takes a special breed to want to give power away to the people.)
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    Yesterday, 01:07 AM
    2nd verse, same as the first.
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    06-25-2017, 05:33 PM
    I'd not thought of it explicitly in that way, but now that I see it in writing, its truth speaks to me in clear voice.
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    06-25-2017, 06:21 AM
    Asshole cops busy asshole-copping, as usual. Asshole cops busy asshole-copping, as usual. Asshole snowflake, busy asshole-snowflaking, as usual. Note the horse-shit assertion of targeting. Even if he were clearly NOT targeting (most likely true) the delicates, those dishonest little pussies would still say he was in order to see the "state" come down on him as hard as possible.
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    06-24-2017, 09:30 AM
    Someone's got a place for sale in Clendenin, which was pretty well wiped out by the flood last year. Photos show house on high ground and no apparent damage. Looks like a decent place, brick-faced single story. I have no connection to this property or its sale. Just thought I'd pass on the information in case anyone is interested. It's posted on Fedbook. I will get contact info for anyone interested. I am pretty sure you can get it for less than the asking price. Clendenin got spanked in a really big way, but it seems the people are determined to rebuild. The supermarket got wiped out and has reopened, which is a good sign. About 20 miles out of Charleston.
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    06-23-2017, 01:07 PM
    That street was identifying as a sidewalk. What is wrong with you?
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    06-23-2017, 10:01 AM
    Uhh.... NO. I don't agrees. Teddy, Wilson, FDR, Bush 1 &2, LBJ, Reagan, and of course, the beloved Lincoln, are waaaay ahead of Obama. I know you hate O but don't worry, I'm sure Trump will soon pass him up. ;)
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    06-23-2017, 08:30 AM
    The rape whistles were a nice touch!
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    06-23-2017, 08:24 AM
    Just need to throw more money at it... That'll fix it!! trump-gop-healthcare-plan-will-have-heart
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    06-22-2017, 03:18 PM
    Ender replied to a thread Trump Vs Democracy in Guest Forum
    'Zactly. Democracy: 2 wolves & 1 lamb deciding what's for dinner.
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Among my many interests was electricity and I decided that I wanted to change how the industry operates. Understanding the free market as I did, I was pissed that the coolest discovery in the history of mankind was being regulated to death by the government. I wanted to change that.

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It may come across as anecdotal, but I assure you that this same type free market story is working itself out all over the country and the globe. Even in the face or increasing government interference.

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