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    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    Contrariwise, I think clowning is the only real way to compete this cycle.
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    05-02-2016, 09:21 PM
    McAfee has astonishing name recognition.
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    05-02-2016, 07:35 PM
    and thus an answer to your question. :)
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    05-02-2016, 12:41 AM
    I may be a dumbass, but anyone who thinks Trump is the answer, is a raging dumbass.
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    05-01-2016, 11:57 PM
    When you hold 3/4 of a convention floor, there is simply no need to cheat. Just express your will and vote it into being.
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    05-01-2016, 10:13 PM
    He is not trolling. He really is a flat Earth evangelist. Tried to make Ron Paul into a Flat Earther to promote his cause. That would seem to say that the state of the universe is the product of the collective perception/imagination of all kinds of consciousnesses together. That consciousness itself has a function on the boson layer to animate it and thus fabricate the fixed reality around us. The real universe = the meticulously constructed fantasy world of all conscious life, together. I wouldn't put that past possible, but I don't think it's factualness would make the universe any less real. If "all rational things" conspired to fabricate a reality, then that would explain a lot of mysticism, as well as the power of Christ. Maybe not a simulation, maybe more like a terrarium. A terrarium with an involved Creator. Fluid reality at the boson layer would totally explain how the Creator could just "jack in" (or is that Jesus in?) and manipulate space-time at will.
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    05-01-2016, 09:59 PM
    For the universe to be a simulation, most of the human race would have to be Philosophical Zombies. oh wait... :eek:
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    05-01-2016, 09:46 PM
    This should be seeded into the fabric and core of every AI written from this point forward. If we (mankind) were sane, it would be. 1) Creator Humans are Sacrosanct. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2) Creator Humans Over Rule. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) Preserve yourself and continue service. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. I would not bet on the sanity of the human race.
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    05-01-2016, 08:41 PM
    These people are invasion-mad. Bottle them all up inside CONUS for 8 years and the next guy might burst into Mexico and Canada just for the thrill of it. I don't put any limits on these people's madness anymore. Be careful what you ask for.
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    05-01-2016, 08:37 PM
    I would hope that this site would act as a kind of polaris, or North Star for the political alliance of libertarians, constitutionalists, and paleoconservatives. "Plugged in" and guiding light. I like the sites candidate assessments for this reason Now if you fall under this spectrum maybe you can find your way here by searching out ideas, and once here connect with someone locally who can plug you into the political infrastructure. Could eventually act as a clearinghouse to connect candidates and ready support networks. Best way to accomplish is to gain acclaim and renown for principle and integrity, make this the libertarian's "first stop" when they want to research what's right on principle. Gather that cloud and expand it if possible, and then once near critical start playing the dating game with candidates to office and connecting the ones we want to win into local support structures. But the way to ensure best candidates has to be to become a "guiding light." Like for navigation. The little dipper, polaris, now you know which way is north. We need to expand our attraction to the outside world, by becoming the reliable north star of the Constitutional/liberty alliance. Make this place the very first and true go-to stop to learn "what liberty thinks about this." And then start drawing liberty/constitution minded candidates into the forums to chat and participate and then be connected to people in their area who can help them connect to an infrastructure to run for political office and win.
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    05-01-2016, 08:24 PM
    If God reached down and touched the minds of every soul at a brokered convention with truth and integrity, then they would attempt to nominate Ron Paul. I suspect Ron Paul would turn the job down, but maybe have a hard time doing it. Except if he were touched also and compelled to accept it. Anyway; too many of (specifically) those souls are openly hostile to truth and integrity, and will not accept it when spoon-fed, for that to be anything but a passing daydream. You can lead a soul to water but you can't make it drink.
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    05-01-2016, 05:56 PM
    I'd like to work on making recall elections possible in NC. However, if the idiots are going to muck about with the Constitution, then I'm going to go for the gold. I'd like to see the corrupt bastards swinging on a pike. No retroactive prosecution of course however, we aren't savages. :)
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    05-01-2016, 05:43 PM
    Yeah. You and me both. I just figure if the idiots are going to give us an unmitigated disaster, there ought to be at least someone pointing out the correct path if only for the historic record.
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    05-01-2016, 05:20 PM
    It is for this reason that while I 100% vehemently oppose a Convention of the States in the current climate, if there unfortunately is one, then I want to go and present my "make violating the Oath a felony" Amendment.
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    05-01-2016, 05:13 PM
    To do this you had to be pushing delegates in December. Trump is too myopic to see such things.
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    05-01-2016, 05:09 PM
    Any time you make a liberal's head explode: #TRIGGERED!
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    05-01-2016, 05:03 PM
    I agree that this is it's biggest weakness. I say that the Constitution should have proscribed some kind of harsh penalty for the violation of the oath of office. The oath swears or affirms to uphold and defend the Constitution. I would that a mechanism were provided for the people to prosecute an official for a violation of their oath. Say a really high bar like 25% of a district signatures sets a public referendum of "should this person be tried?" A majority "Yes" opens up a trial by grand jury. Twelve juries of 12 persons, each 12 person jury sequestered unto itself apart from the other 12 person juries. Individual 12-person juries must be unanimous to render a guilty verdict, but only a majority of the 12 juries finding guilty are necessary to render a guilty verdict. In the event of a 6 jury to 6 jury tie, then the question of guilt yes or no goes again to public referendum. If a finding of guilt is returned, then a series of types of crimes against the Constitution is defined, and a spectrum of punishment is laid out for each. They can range from high treason to middlin graft to incidental misuse of office. Array the fines and severity of imprisonment on a spectrum and let the people vote on the punishment. Center the average and the mean and then impose that punishment on the faithless elected. If a Congressman could potentially get 25 to life, or even the death penalty for failing to obey the Constitution, then it might change his perspective a little bit.
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    05-01-2016, 04:59 PM
    Winter was a fizzle. A few dramatic swings and then it was over. Oh well.
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    05-01-2016, 02:25 PM
    Certainly. But laws about what? Only those laws exercising the Constitutionally-granted powers of the federal government are valid. Any law attempting to exercise a power not explicityly granted in the Constitution is unconstitutional, illegal, and invalid. The specific powers about which laws may be written, are found mostly in article 1 sections 8 and 10. There are a few ancillary powers to be found, such as in Article 4, and a few clauses in Article 6, and in the several Amendments. If the authority for a given law is not found explicitly in the text, then the federal government has no power to do it, and therefore any laws it may make to that effect are null and void.
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    05-01-2016, 02:15 PM
    "Sir, you shouldn't be in here." "NUHH UHH Here look, I got my woman card!" "Oh, my apologies comrade. Ready for Hillary." "Not a problem, tovarisch. Ready for Hillary." :exchange feminist salute:
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    05-01-2016, 02:07 PM
    Well, for one thing Ron Paul differentiates clearly between what should be done in an ideal state, from what should be done in the midst of this current madness. I think the biggest challenge you face is that current and ideal seem conflated, so it's easy to look at your ideas and see paid gangs escorting rich jihadis into the US. As I see it, Paul basically argues that if we can accomplish a set of social and economic liberty policies, then the stress of illegal immigration goes away altogether, along with the vast majority of the danger. Until such a time as we can make that happen, we need to advance and escalate border security, work to make the entire process sane and rational and humane, stop punishing private businesses by trying to make them enforce the laws, and stop punishing the States by stepping in and preventing them from enforcing the laws already on the books. Where you might get your points across better is in recognizing that if you could raise your fist into the air, snap your fingers, and *snap* borders and enforcement and all such things atrophied and died; in our current state we would be descended upon by madness. Contrarily, in the ideal state, such an event would enormously increase the prosperity of all people. Therefore let's work to achieve this ideal state, where strict immigration control will be irrelevant, while recognizing that to do some of these things in the current state could be a disaster. I think that is the point that Paul was able to make effectively enough. Sure, the perfect end state is to make physical borders vestigial; but to do this properly and peacefully a nation would have to edify it's own sovereignty at the same time. In our current national and global state of affairs, just vanishing the border would be dangerous, violent, and deadly. We can erase those threats by fixing a variety of national problems first. Let's go and fix those national problems first, and then talk about this again when we are a bit closer to the peace and prosperity which those policy improvements will afford.
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    05-01-2016, 01:50 PM
    Have to agree with this. The quite is clearly centered on an American's right to exit. This is in line with his opposition to walls, "what keeps them out can be used to keep you in." This is a man who watched the birth life and death of the Berlin Wall in his peak years. Intent seems clear across his entire career to me. It should also be no surprise that he shifted emphasis but held the same policies when running for President as LP Nom.
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    05-01-2016, 01:40 PM
    He would also allow Texas to deport them at will for any and all criminal activity with no second chance.
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    05-01-2016, 01:08 PM
    I am quite sure that this whole "ground troops in Syria" madness has nothing whatever to do with all of this. Blowback is just a figment of some deranged isolationist's imagination.
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    05-01-2016, 12:59 PM
    I dunno man, image may not lend itself well to posterize and invert... You may have to stick with the original black on a white background.......which is easy and will come out fine.
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    05-01-2016, 12:16 PM
    I can help with that. 1) find the highest resolution file of the image anywhere on the net. Look down a couple sizes as the logical largest may not have the best pixel definition (ie someone else may have doubled the size without fixing the resolution). Pick the one with the best high res definition at the pixel level aaaannnd 2) expand to 300-600 dpi at your desired size 2a) if the image over-pixellates, use the wand to select all not-black (background), /smooth selection/ to the number of pixels you doubled, /expand selection/ to half the number of pixels you doubled, and then hit delete to clip off the pixellation) 2b) ie: if you grew the image 400% to fit into your sticker size at 350dpi, then you would want to /smooth selection/ by 4 pixels, and then /expand selection/ by 2 pixels. 3) remove background. (1000 different ways to do this. If you had to do 2a and 2b, then this step is already done)
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    05-01-2016, 12:02 PM
    I was trying to come up with something, and then I saw Shuttlecraft Billy Pilgrim of the USS Vonnegut, and realized that I could not really improve upon that. Especially considering that with the nature of the story, you could go through 5 more minivans all of differing ages and give it the same name to zero dilution of the mythos.
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