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    Today, 06:41 AM
    Probably not. It's possible that now that the delirium over George Floyd has worn off and there's been 4 years of Biden, there are large numbers of black and brown people willing to listen to Trump. His record on black issues really isn't bad. Permanent funding for land grant HBCUs and the most significant criminal justice reform of a generation. And there may be trouble brewing for democrats over immigration.
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    Today, 06:03 AM
    My guess is Electric is probably the way of the future. Battery powered equipment and EV's have come a long ways in a short time. Maybe one day you will simply exchange your depleted battery for a charged one and be on your way in a couple minutes. Things tend to evolve. Having your own power plant would certainly help promote your independence. Thomas Massie survives off grid and I would bet he would say it is better today than when he started.
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    Today, 04:43 AM
    Who said electricity was bad??! Right tool for the right job.
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    Today, 02:21 AM
    So now that minimum wage is up, do you still need to tip?
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    Today, 02:20 AM
    If electricity is so bad, why do we use so much of it? Why not have a bunch of ICE engines to do all your work? Grind coffee beans, open your garage door? Why are big huge machines run on electric motors and not ICE engines?
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    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing! This is one of the coolest things I've seen on here. I've heard of getting water from a grape fine by cutting it and letting it drain into a jar, but this is the first time I've heard of using this as a filter. I'm definitely going to try this at some point and report back.
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    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    Wait, what?! I showed what James and I had before the transaction and then after the transaction. To simplify it even more, I gave James $10 for nothing so he'd still make the same profit AND he kept his time and materials! I still got a chair and a donation to Jim for $70. Any which way you cut it, it's an increase in wealth for America. You used a bunch of logic gymnastics to arrive at a conclusion you wanted. But it doesn't make any sense. It doesn't matter if James bought the materials or not - if he bought them, he'd still have them; if he didn't buy them then he'd have his $40. As for James' surplus in time - yes, he'd have to figure out how to utilize that time, but at least he has that opportunity! I DO want industry! Wealth creates more industry! I showed you how that transaction abroad not only saved me $10 to donate to James, but he also kept his materials (or didn't have to buy them) and he has time to labor elsewhere. You can argue that this surplus of wealth will also be spent overseas and James won't be able to find something else to do, but you can't plausibly argue that the wealth has not increased! Since wants are unlimited, I know that James CAN indeed use his skills elsewhere. And you would rob that industry of James' skills. It's the seen vs. the unseen, brother. It really works. Protectionism will help James, but it hurts everyone else and it harms the wealth growth of our nation.
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    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    From OP link: Randall Terry And Stephen Broden Win The Nomination For Constitution Party Presidential Ticket
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    They should really make that happen.
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    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    What's her name? :D (sorry, couldn't resist)
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    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    Now that's what I'm taking about! Massie is creating a bench!
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    For AF...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 AM
    Let's simplify it more... American only starting position: James has $40 in materials and let's say an hour of labor valued at $20. I have $70. American only ending position: James lost his materials, used his time, but has $10 in profit I lost my $70 but have a $70 chair.
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    05-22-2024, 06:58 PM
    Well the turtle is retiring! If Massie runs for senate I hope to be in a position to max out for him. Massie and Rand in the senate would be epic!
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    05-22-2024, 06:55 PM
    Wow! Never heard of any of this. But I just looked up the Milk / Jonestown connection. And he was murdered not long after the Jonesdown mass suicide? Wow! https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=30886 Also I see you're a YouTuber? How has that journey been?
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    05-22-2024, 06:40 PM
    A few things... First, you are forgetting about the $40 of unused material that James still has if you bought this chair from Li Zhao. That material can be used to serve other needs. It is wealth that was not consumed. Secondly, the $10 I saved will be spent on something else. So in addition to the chair and James' unused materials, I can also buy $10 more worth of other goods someplace else. Let's say a haircut. Now I have a chair and a nice haircut and James still has his materials to sell elsewhere. And my barber has one more client that day. Finally, there's the case of what Li needs to do to make his FRN's worth anything. He needs to circulate them back to the US. So, for $70 I have a chair and a haircut, James still has his materials, my barber Jim is gainfully employed and Li has an incentive to turn his FRN's into usable goods or services.
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    05-22-2024, 06:15 PM
    I think it was fear porn over everything. People in my circles got angry at me for thinking for myself. Even angrier than they did for my not supporting Obama. I started just ignoring posts by certain of my friends on Facebook who would say ridiculous things like "It's time for people to stop doing their own research." My longest adult friend stopped speaking to me simply for my pointing out to her the fact that the smallpox vaccine is materially different than the COVID mRNA vaccines because the smallpox vaccine gives sterilizing immunity making ring vaccination possible and the COVID vaccine does not. More recently we found out that they didn't even test it to see if it even stopped transmission.
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    05-22-2024, 04:56 PM
    Per usual, you don’t fix a government problem with more government. That being said, efficiencies increase profits AND consumer value. They both would have increased MORE without government meddling.
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    05-22-2024, 03:47 PM
    Well....black people opposed the Fauci vaccine mandates more than white people. I think that's in part because Trump pushed the vaccine back when Biden and Harris were skeptical of it. Remember the 2020 debates? Republicans go along with Republican authoritarianism (most of the GOP was lock step in support of the Patriot Act and their voters agreed) and Democrats go along with Democratic authoritarianism. What's interesting is when Biden/Harris flipped on the vaccines, black people were less still less likely to go along with that.
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    05-22-2024, 03:41 PM
    You're welcome. There is a battle for the heart and soul of the black church and a lot of black Christians, including leaders, aren't really aware of what's going on. As I think you're aware, I am Seventh Day Adventist. Back when Dr. Ben Carson was running for president there was a Huffington Post article were a gay SDA was asked about his (Dr. Carson's) and the church's view on gay marriage. He (the gay man) responded that he didn't want gay issues to overshadow the fight for the ordination of women pastors. (The church hires women pastors but they aren't ordained but "credentialed" and don't ask me to explain why that is because I don't know). The SDA church still as an organization is united on marriage being between a man and a woman. But I was at a New Years Eve prayer meeting where I heard a pastor of a large black SDA church say that he was wanting his members to partner with him of fighting homelessness (good), hiring a youth pastor (good) and doing evangelism (good) and then he added "So when you give your money to help LGBTQ remember to give to the Lord too." And I was like "What the hell?" This was formerly a very conservative church. I know some of the people in the audience didn't agree with that but nobody stood up and said anything, and to be fair I didn't either. But I also have a brother in law (ex-wife's sister's husband) who has two non-denominational (I think) mega churches. Back in 2020 he wanted to talk politics with me and explain to me why I should support Joe Biden. (I think he thought I supported Trump because most people can't think outside the two parties). We argued back and forth until finally I said "You're church runs a daycare right?" He was like "Yes." I was like "Would you be okay with the government telling you that you had to hire gay teachers? Because under Biden that's coming." He just got VERY quiet. He hadn't even thought of that. (Actually recent rulings by SCOTUS state that teachers of schools run by churches, like pastors, are not covered by the Civil Rights Act based on the ecclesiastical exception. So that can't happen per se.) Something else that I almost put in the last post but I felt it was getting long. Some years ago TD Jakes was put on the spot by a viewer question when he was being interviewed by Marc Lamont Hill. The question was about the black church and the gay community. TD Jakes answer, which I felt was reasonable, is "All churches don't teach the same thing so go wherever you feel comfortable but don't try to make my church conform to your views." A lot of people interpreted TDJ as saying his own views on gays and gay marriage was "evolving" and he was attacked by Christian conservatives. However this is becoming an issue again because there's been video released of him leaving a "Diddy party" and Diddy supposedly goes both ways. (Denzel Washington was seen leaving a Diddy party early with a look of disgust on his face.)
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    05-22-2024, 02:49 PM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Occam's Banana again.
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    05-22-2024, 11:09 AM
    I don't want to give up on you because once you understand this, it becomes obvious and you can no longer see it the other way. Protectionist tariffs hamper domestic growth, manufacturing and production. First, because politicians are incentivized to help their elite donors and it requires bureaucrats to monitor and implement correctly. Second, because it harms the American consumer who then has fewer dollars to spend on other industries which also require manufacturing and production. Since those industries are harmed at a greater rate (though, it's dispersed), the overall growth is lower than it would have been otherwise. I understand it sounds counterintuitive at first, but lots of libertarian thinking does. But once you see what's happening at the big picture, it's hard to fall back. Please don't give up on learning about this.
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    05-22-2024, 10:44 AM
    LOL. You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Anti Federalist again. Thanks for the compliment! I know PAF isn't a fan of Tim Scott. He also knows RFK JR has his issues. But this is what I think everyone should be able to agree on. The spectacle of what might be the 2024 presidential / vice presidential debates is really what's important IMO. I want RFK JR on the stage with Trump and Biden spitting facts at both of them on the full extent of vaccine injuries and, the fact that natural immunity was ignored and the fact that the lockdowns did more harm than good. I want Tim Scott faced off against Kamala Harris for her to explain why she filibustered the only police reform bill that had any chance of passage rather than offering amendments to improve it. I'd love to see Cornel West and whoever the libertarian presidential candidate ends up being (have they decided yet?) to question everybody else as to why supporting a genocidal maniac like Netanyahu who helped fund Hamas in the first place is in the interest of the American people. Take a little bit of everybody I mentioned, discard the bad parts, and you basically have Ron/Rand Paul. But neither of them are running this year. :(
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    05-22-2024, 10:33 AM
    Short answer is that I don't think many black people in general ever supported sexualization of children, but it's taking a while for black Christians to wake up to what's going on because of their undying love for Obama and/or dislike of Trump and Republicans Here's the long answer: I'll try to find the statistic, but prior to Obama being president a solid majority of African Americans were against gay marriage, more so than whites, and that flipped after Obama changed his views on gay marriage. It's really a mixed bag. In 2007 Obama was criticized by gays for having gospel singer and minister Donnie McClurkin associated with his campaign. Donnie is known for his ministry to gay people who wish to leave that lifestyle. That's something Donnie himself had to struggle with because he was molested as a child. I can't find the video, but I remember seeing Donnie explain to gospel artist Yolanda Adams that he agreed with Obama changing gay marriage as a "civil rights issue" but he (Donnie) maintained his same position that it wasn't right in the eyes of God. And how did Obama award him for this? Well....Donnie was dis-invited from singing at the 50th anniversary of the MLK March On Washington. At that same event Baynard Rustin, an openly gay lieutenant of MLK who's largely credited with Dr. King adopting a 100% non violent stance in the Civil Rights Movement (before Rustin, Dr. King had armed deacons for security guards and one could argue that Rustin got king killed), was honored for his role in the Civil Rights Movement.
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    05-22-2024, 09:27 AM
    Not to pick any bones here, but ALL roads lead to socialism. Democracies, corporatism, capitalism, fascism, anarchy... Any system naturally leads to more centralized control over that system. It's the nature of human interaction. Every individual, and by extension, every organization of individuals, has an incentive to grow their power and influence over things and try to "control" them to the best of their abilities. It's why a centralized government is bad because you can't opt out and choose a competitor. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about Mises. It's just that the slippery slope argument can be applied everywhere. Liberty takes eternal vigilance to stand in opposition to humankind's natural tendencies to grow power.
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    05-22-2024, 06:57 AM
    Yeah....that doesn't make sense either. Why would Trump do that? There is far more risk than reward in doing that. In fact I can't think of any reward. He could have slipped in a "mass deportation" headline, gotten the same boost from anyone that might have a positive reaction to the thought of a new "Reich" without any of the negative baggage. If Trump was aware of "Reich" contents of the ad, that fits into the "self sabotage" theory that I have. Nobody, not dannno nor Swordsmyth, can come up with an explanation of why Trump did an interview with Bob Woodward prior to the 2020 election. Woodward took down Nixon. Why would Trump even talk to that man, let alone tell him that he (Trump) knew in February 2020 that COVID would be bad but he didn't want people to "panic." Now in February 2020, Dr. Fauci wrote in Nature that COVID wouldn't be any worse than the seasonal flu. The smart thing would be to not talk to Bob Woodward at all, but if you were going to talk to him, shift any blame for a "slow response" to Fauci's article. Sometimes Trump says and/or does things that are needlessly counter protective that make me ask "Does he REALLY want to be president?" But in this case, sabotage by some plant is as reasonable as self sabotage. But Trump has clearly done some self sabotage.
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How Ron Paul could smack down Iran critics

by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:34 AM
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Ron needs to quit playing defense and go on offense. It's not enough to say "the Soviet Union was worse than Iran." If he could point out the following documented facts it would shut the naysayer up for good or at least make them back-peddle.

1) In 2003 Iran was the only Muslim country to help us fight and remove the Taliban from power.

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The new bill of rights.

by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:33 AM
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This parody is an attempt to "rewrite" the bill of rights in keeping with the current application by our criminal government. Original text will be in italics followed by a list of possible options.


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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government

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Federal Reserve advised gold standard for Russia

by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:32 AM
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I ran across this information by accident (providence?) while looking for something else. The first link is an essay from Jude Wanniski who went with fed governor Wayne Angell to Moscow right after the collapse of the soviet union. Note that Angell advocated the new Russia to go to a gold backed currency! The second link is an online Google book from the Mises institute that talks about the same essay. I've excerpted the essay bellow. (It's too long to post directly). It's interesting to note

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Washington Post 2002 : The U.S. pushed jihad on Afghan schoolchildren.

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In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.

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