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    Today, 12:25 AM
    What an insane interview. McCabe went kamikaze on Trump and Rosenstein...100% kamikaze. He did not look good at all. My favorite part: 60M: "What was it specifically that caused you to launch the counterintelligence investigation?" McCabe: "It's many of those same concerns, that cause us to be concerned about a national security threat. And the idea is, if the President committed obstruction of justice, fired the director of the FBI, to negatively impact or shut down our investigation of Russia's maligned activity, and possibly in support of his campaign, as a counterintelligence investigator, you have to ask yourself, why would a President of the United States do that?" That's a great one for Seneca, Socrates, and Plato to ponder. Why would an innocent man ever maintain their innocence?
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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    And what about bringing the troops home? Does congress have any similar mechanism to veto that? Or would they just impeach/25A?
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    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    This full 60 minutes interview is going to be the best thing ever...
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    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    kona replied to a thread Weiner half-way out in Open Discussion
    I heard his lawyers, in making their case for sentencing, argued that the amount of months he served in jail should be consistent with his character, i.e. under 18.
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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    I believe he has said that the least he could do, without being thrown out, was bring the troops home and veto all spending. But if congress comes back with veto-proof majorities, could he even stop the spending?
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    Flipped how? Before he went down, he was pro-deep state and anti-democratically elected president. Now he is anti-deep state and supports the president? Who is he flipping on?
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    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    Even if ordinary income and cap gains are both taxed at 15%, they still cannot offset each other. For example, if you make 100k from your job, and lose 100k in the market, you still owe tax on 97k (cap losses only deductible against cap gains, save 3k). There are endless examples of how any changes, even good ones, can never be good for everyone.
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    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    Comey went Hoover on Trump in their first meeting with an explicit blackmail attempt using the dossier and other fake items (which Comey testified he knew they were all fake!). Instead of submitting to the deep state agenda, Trump simply said "You're fired." Then the deep state immediately launched an internal Russia investigation while simultaneously opening 25A talks. They had NOTHING on Russia and the 25Aers did not have enough support. So to save their asses, they announce the special counsel. Trump took these guys head on and won. Maybe not won, but definitely exposed the FBI for what they are. His biggest expositions were the media and deep state. 2016 changed America forever. My question is, why did McCabe admit/talk about 25A on 60 minutes? Why would you ever admit to something like that, and think it was a good thing (let alone legal)? And what does 25A have to do with McCabe anyway? He is not a cabinet member. Do non-cabinet members run 25A protocol now?
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    02-16-2019, 09:27 PM
    I can't believe people still fall for these headlines. 1. There is very little information in financial statements to ascertain how much tax corporations paid. A 10k has zero to do with a tax return, that's why so much work is involved with book/tax reconciliations (provisions). You can have a 10k show zero for taxes paid but the tax return shows billions paid. Likewise, you can show 10 billion in taxes paid on the 10k but actually have paid nothing if your tax return has no liability. Income/expenses/assets/liabilities/deductions/credits/valuations/etc...these all have very different meanings for the financial accounting world than the tax return world. 2. I have lost interest in AMZN, but they lost so much money for many years. Years and years of NOLs. Those all carry forward (and backward) so the effect is to not tax a business until they are net profitable. If they have not reached net profitability, they shouldn't be taxed (nobody else is). Non-horrific journos understand these nuances but most journos are horrific. Speculating on taxes without a tax return is worse than astrology.
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    02-16-2019, 09:00 PM
    Nassim Taleb, the greatest probabilist: "I am sick of 'evidence-based' people not getting it."
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    02-15-2019, 08:01 AM
    If Hillary was prez and Trump never once brought up the wall during the campaign, do you think out border would be more secure, given that Democrats wouldn't be trying to destroy it explicitly in these bills?
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    02-15-2019, 04:02 AM
    We are getting murdered with this bill. This is a Destroy America bill, nothing less. Trump swore to never again do a spending bill like last year. This year is 100x worse. One has to wonder whether Trump is compromised at this point. He's clearly not stupid, so is he compromised? That is the only answer for why he would sign this.
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    02-15-2019, 03:56 AM
    “If the president were to veto it, we would sustain his veto,” Brooks said. “I would certainly hope that the president will veto because it’s really bad for America. Whether he will or not, I can’t say.” ...Brooks again urged the president to veto the bill, even if his veto is overturned: If President Trump can hear my voice, I ask him to veto it. If he’s going to get run over, let him be run over after having fought the good fight. Don’t agree to bad legislation. It might take him a few months, but in my judgement, give it three or four months of passage, and he’s going to be very upset that this legislation passed just like that out of control spending bill in the spring of 2018. He felt coerced into signing it, he did sign it, and he regretted it shortly there after. And I hope he learns from the mistake that was made. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/14/exclusive-mo-brooks-if-trump-is-interested-in-protecting-americans-he-will-veto-gop-dem-spending-bill/
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    02-15-2019, 03:39 AM
    If Trump doesn't sign, will the veto-proof majorities hold?
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    02-14-2019, 11:32 PM
    Chris Rossini is 100% spectacular, a man who has not just a pristine understanding, but is a superb communicator. He is heavily underutilized, I feel he could be a breakout voice for liberty if he had a bigger platform. Ron/Dan should give Chris his own weeknight show. This would be tremendous for RPI's media base. Rossini is the real deal. Too valuable to liberty to just be on air once a week.
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    02-14-2019, 11:20 PM
    Yes, I would like Trump to be treated fairly. Obama and other presidents start unauthorized wars, Trump should be allowed to end unauthorized wars (which is codified in the Constitution). And I am happy to criticize this disgusting spending bill, along with every other spending bill he's signed. I am happy to call Trump out for his Fabian socialism. Yet I will praise him (just as Ron does) for his good moves, of which there are many, especially for a modern president. Will you? Collapsitarians will never praise anything but the collapse. I get it, and respect it, but it renders their input on any other outcome...less than informative.
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    02-13-2019, 01:05 AM
    This is correct. The imputed tax is treated as if the buyback was actually a dividend. Imagine a public company with 1000 shares outstanding giving a dividend of $1000. The company is returning 1 million dollars and the shareholders will owe tax on that (23.8% if the dividend is "qualified"). So upon receiving 1 million dollars of cash, shareholders will owe the IRS 238k. Now imagine that instead of a 1 million dollar dividend, the company spends 1 million buying back stock. Under Rubio's proposed plan, the shareholders receive nothing, but they still owe 238k in taxes. Even if the stock goes down post-buyback (which is not uncommon). CEOs may not flip out over this, but for retail investors this is theft. Most will not have spare cash laying around to pay taxes from proceeds they never received, thus they will have to sell some of their position (creating even more taxes) to satisfy the liability. This legislation to me is not about buybacks or income inequality or whatever Rubio says it's for. This is about the government triggering taxable events on your behalf, when you least want to sell.
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    02-11-2019, 01:49 PM
    Issue two. In Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) speech last week announcing her Democratic presidential primary candidacy, some of her comments suggest she is a supporter of nonintervention overseas. In 2015, Gabbard spoke regarding foreign policy in her speech at a Christians United for Israel conference. Comments in that speech suggest Gabbard’s foreign policy may be more interventionist than that of President Donald Trump. In comparison with Trump, Gabbard seems in that speech as antagonistic toward Iran, at least as devoted to Israel, more devoted to the Kurds, and much more devoted to the "they attack us because we are free" perspective on terrorism that has been at the heart of the Global War on Terror. http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/february/11/president-starts-a-war-congress-yawns-threatens-to-end-one-condemnation/
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    02-11-2019, 01:25 PM
    I haven't been here for a decade so I don't understand many here... Lew, Tom, even Ron all hold the view that Trump is in his own way a benefit to the cause. I believe this is for two reasons: 1. Trump has moved the needle closer to nonintervention (or more explicitly, antiwar). Yes it might be an inch where we have 100 miles to go, but with any other president we'd already have gone 50 more miles in the wrong direction. 2. Trump has destroyed MSM. This was no small miracle. I think Lew is especially grateful for this. Trump should be praised when he does the right thing and criticized when he doesn't. I don't see any libertarian leader hailing Trump as a great man. But he can do great things, and has done some already. We know what Lew, Ron, Tom give him respect for. It may not be enough, or a lot, call it whatever you want, but it is progress. And Lew/Ron/Tom see that.
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    02-11-2019, 03:13 AM
    RIP Walter.
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    02-10-2019, 11:48 PM
    Identifying losers != being friends with them.
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    02-10-2019, 11:44 PM
    Trump is the only thing left standing between what we have now and full-blown socialism (Soviet Amerika). This country has been fabian socialist before Trump was even born.
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    02-10-2019, 11:36 PM
    He's a joke, and while he may be sincere, he is an embarrassment to the movement. People I've met who like Adam Kokesh: -DMT addicts -alien communicators (see above) -we've never been to the moon -Acapulco is a safe, libertarian utopia -Trump works for Hillary -ultra poor -ultra dumb (with all the answers)
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    02-10-2019, 11:13 PM
    I believe you are correct, if Ron won anarchists would be the first to turn on him. He was never going to abolish the state.
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    02-10-2019, 11:03 PM
    Trump is a primary topic here because he is president. Woods is not. I would love for Tom Woods to become mainstream news, but that would require him to run for office. He is a great, great man and beacon of liberty, in the company of Ron, Lew, etc. Yet people don't discuss Ron all that much here anymore, and Lew almost never. I think the reason is most here are already well-acquainted with these leaders and have used their arguments and knowledge to further the message. I have mentioned Tom here a few times, and his podcast is something I listen to every week. It is a superb libertarian podcast for people of all backgrounds and education, and is of extreme value to the libertarian movement.
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    02-10-2019, 03:21 AM
    A few more dead boomers, a few more ivy league socialists, and a 35 year-old Cortez should be enough to turn us into Soviet Amerika. Taleb is right...the central planners of today dwarf Keynes in their idiocy. 1094392907249958913
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    02-10-2019, 01:38 AM
    Listen to this economist monster (click for thread). 1093575469440618496
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    02-10-2019, 01:24 AM
    I'm determined to make my next car the biggest gas guzzler I can find. Going with either a Wrangler Rubicon or F-150 Raptor.
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    02-10-2019, 12:57 AM
    Drink young blood and you can look like Bezos!
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