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    Today, 11:49 AM
    He wouldn't be the first HFer not to.
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    Yesterday, 01:55 AM
    "Some research suggests that unlimited borrowing may encourage colleges to drive up the price of tuition." https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/18/politics/trump-student-loan-limit-cap/index.html Is there any research out there that says the sky is blue? Can scientists provide any proof that the sun rises in the east? Reptiles have bigger brains than the vermin at CNN.
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    Yesterday, 01:35 AM
    kona replied to a thread Kamala 2020 in U.S. Political News
    Booker would make a fine female VP...as for Camel Harris...the founders envisioned her to be the ultimate safeguard against government...they knew the FBI would never f**k her!
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    Yesterday, 01:21 AM
    kona replied to a thread Kamala 2020 in U.S. Political News
    What are the odds she is banging Cory Booker?
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    03-18-2019, 10:42 PM
    If I believed she was sincere about anti-war, she would get serious consideration from me. I would think long and hard about accepting her socialist lunacy in exchange for bringing the troops home. I think many libertarians would. But the probability of her sincerity, by my calculation, is lower than 1996 Carmen Elektra blowing off Dennis Rodman for yours truly.
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    03-18-2019, 10:28 PM
    Trump seems fine with letting Manafort hang AND his lifelong friend Roger. I'm not sure if he could do anything, but the silence is disappointing. Trump doesn't defend many civilians, certainly not from censorship. And if he doesn't defend Roger, who besides his kin does he care to defend?
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    03-18-2019, 10:21 PM
    She certainly used them to deliver weapons to ISIS and AQ. We've all seen the vote(s). But words matter...
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    03-18-2019, 03:58 PM
    https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/02/20/missouri-senate-votes-to-nullify-federal-gun-control-23-10/ Focus on SB613! The AR-15 bill was more to trigger the left than to accomplish anything.
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    03-18-2019, 03:53 PM
    "If the bills were to actually advance in the state legislature, McDaniel says that he would strip out the ownership mandates and focus on tax credits." https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/missouri-bill-would-require-every-resident-aged-18-34-possess-ar-15
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    03-18-2019, 03:03 PM
    I don't think ending slavery was a motivation AT ALL for war. Nor did I say it was a "major motivation" for the South to secede. I called it a factor. Not THE factor. It was a legal tactic. "When the Southern states seceded, they were concerned to do so legally or constitutionally under the Constitution so that the North could not legally claim that it was an act of rebellion and invade the Southern states. To make this case, the South needed to make a case that the North had broken the Constitutional contract and that the South was seceding because the North had not kept to the Constitution. This presented a legal challenge for the South, because the reason for which the Southern states were seceding was the tariff, but the Constitution gave the federal government the right to levy a tariff. Therefore, the Southern states could not cite the tariff as a breach of the Constitutional fabric." https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/11/paul-craig-roberts/a-civil-war-lesson-for-the-uneducated/ The fact remains that Jackson avoided a war over secession. If we're going to deify presidents, it should be Jackson, not Lincoln, that is immortalized (I am against deifying anyone).
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    03-18-2019, 02:18 PM
    I did. My comment stands. Slavery was a factor in secession, not a factor in the war. The cause of the war was tariffs. See Dilorenzo on Lincoln vs the Constitution. See Ron call the war a tariff war when running. Why did NJ, a slave state until the end of the war, not secede? Why were they allowed (along with other northern states) to have slaves? As Lincoln said, you can have your slaves if you collect the tariff.
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    03-18-2019, 02:11 AM
    kona started a thread US wars in History
    When was the last constitutionally declared war before WWII? Was it the war directly preceding it? Wikipedia lists many wars in 20th century before WWII and also some in between WWI. What/how many wars throughout US history were truly constitutional? Is it simply a matter of congress declaring?
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    03-17-2019, 08:58 PM
    The point is that Jackson was able to avert a war over secession, as did every other president not named Lincoln. In comparison to Dishonest Abe, he was a saint.
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    03-17-2019, 06:42 PM
    A lot more happening in Missouri: https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/02/20/missouri-senate-votes-to-nullify-federal-gun-control-23-10/
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    03-17-2019, 05:52 PM
    He built a gas-guzzling mansion on the beach in southern California
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    03-17-2019, 05:48 PM
    Capitalism IS the Free Enterprise system. You are not describing capitalism, which this country hasn't seen in centuries. You are describing fascism, corporatism, globalism, all of which are crony capitalist, meaning not capitalist at all.
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    03-17-2019, 03:52 PM
    Exactly.
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    03-17-2019, 03:43 PM
    You have a natural gas line?
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    03-17-2019, 03:42 PM
    Lovely story, thanks!
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    03-17-2019, 02:55 PM
    Most in South were against slavery, it meant less work for them and they couldn't compete with the elite slaveowners, who were a fraction of the South. Every major battle you had non-slaveowner Southerners fighting against northern slaveowners. As well as free blacks fighting against northeners. The south was not driven to war by any means. Lincoln drove the war singlehandedly by himself. Tariffs, protectionism, central empire were the motives. Slavery was barely on the periphery and used merely to incite an insurrection in the south, which failed miserably because most of the South did not have slaves. Lincoln literally was the "you can have your slaves as long as you pay taxes and stay in the union" guy. Helps explain why there was so much slavery in the north, contrary to popular opinion. NC/TN/AK and others originally voted to stay in the union, then withdrew AFTER they saw Lincoln attack the sister states like a madman. But we're supposed to believe the cause was slavery. Just like 100 years from now Americans will be taught the Iraq war was to liberate the Iraqis. You told me to disabuse myself of the error that the war was over slavery. Tell me, does Ron, Lew, Dilorenzo, Spooner, Woods, Rothbard need to disabuse themselves of this error as well? I condemn SLAVEOWNERS on BOTH SIDES. I will not condemn the Constitution, which clearly allows secession.
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    03-17-2019, 01:44 PM
    Can you taste a difference between a burger/steak cooked on gas vs charcoal?
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    03-16-2019, 10:28 PM
    Lucky man, Suz!
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    03-16-2019, 06:06 PM
    Per zerohedge, bill was introduced to highlight absurdity of gun control laws. McDaniel says if it was actually going to advance in the state legislature, he would strip out the mandate and just focus on the tax credit.
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    03-15-2019, 12:26 AM
    kona replied to a thread Happy Pi Day, RPFs! in Open Discussion
    "The calculation required 170 terabytes of data, about the same amount of data as the entire Library of Congress print collection, said Google." 170 terabytes = 170,000 gigabytes = 170,000,000 megabytes = 170,000,000,000 kilobytes. The Founders endeavored to create a government so small, that our entire Constitution and centuries of congressional history would fit inside a 170 kilobyte word document. Instead, we got 170 BILLION kilobytes
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    03-14-2019, 06:59 PM
    More nitpicking from zippy, who never once added anything to the conversation besides nitpicking. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/putin-now-thinks-western-elites-are-swine "Russia’s financial reserves are more than sufficient to cover its entire external debt, both public and private."
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    03-14-2019, 04:25 PM
    Expansionist yes, but destroying your own central bank puts a very low ceiling on expansion. I remain unconvinced The War to Prevent Southern Independence had anything to do with slavery.
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    03-14-2019, 04:15 PM
    On GMO, if you want it you should be able to get it, but if you don't want it, you shouldn't be forced to have it. Russia doesn't follow the forced contamination of food with GMOs like we do here, I don't see how that is a bad thing. With respect to AJ, since Putin has not paid off the debt (despite Russia's financial ability to liquidate it in one shot), I agree the AJ reference is probably not apt. But to associate him with libertarianism (as I did in the other thread) seems apt, given Murray Rothbard did.
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