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Quotes Of The Day - Ron Paul Edition

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Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform


Quotes Of The Day - Ron Paul Edition

“Ideas are very important to the shaping of society. In fact, they are more powerful than bombings or armies or guns. And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit. They are behind all the choices we make. They can transform the world in a way that governments and armies cannot. Fighting for liberty with ideas makes more sense to me than fighting with guns or politics or political power. With ideas, we can make real change that lasts.”

- Ron Paul, Liberty Defined: The 50 Urgent Issues That Affect Our Freedom

“Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states “accountable” for their education performance…In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats.”

- Ron Paul

“I’m convinced that you never have to give up liberties to be safe. I think you’re less safe when you give up your liberties.”

- Ron Paul

“Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.”

- Ron Paul

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”

- Ron Paul, The Revolution: A Manifesto

“Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.”

- Ron Paul

“The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our mistakes, neither does our neighbor have any right to tell us how to live, so long as we aren’t infringing on their rights. Freedom to make bad decisions is inherent in the freedom to make good ones. If we are only free to make good decisions, we are not really free.”

- Ron Paul

“Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.”

- Ron Paul

“Failure of government programs prompts more determined effort, while the loss of liberty is ignored or rationalized away…whether is it is the war on poverty, drugs, terrorism…or the current Hitler of the day, an appeal to patriotism is used to convince the people that a little sacrifice of liberty, here or there, is a small price to pay…The results, though, are frightening and will soon become even more so.”

- Ron Paul

“When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.”

- Ron Paul

“A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank.”

- Ron Paul

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”

- Ron Paul

“The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George…Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security.”

- Ron Paul

“As many frustrated Americans who have joined the Tea Party realize, we cannot stand against big government at home while supporting it abroad. We cannot talk about fiscal responsibility while spending trillions on occupying and bullying the rest of the world. We cannot talk about the budget deficit and spiraling domestic spending without looking at the costs of maintaining an American empire of more than 700 military bases in more than 120 foreign countries. We cannot pat ourselves on the back for cutting a few thousand dollars from a nature preserve or an inner-city swimming pool at home while turning a blind eye to a Pentagon budget that nearly equals those of the rest of the world combined.”

- Ron Paul

“It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.”

- Ron Paul, End the Fed

 “A citizen walking through the airport today is bombarded with 1984-style propaganda messages that are designed to make us fear some amorphous threat and also be suspicious of others. The government designs these messages to make us feel dependent and heavily lorded over in every aspect of our lives. These messages are becoming ever more pervasive, hitting us even in grocery stores when we are shopping.”

- Ron Paul, Liberty Defined: The 50 Urgent Issues That Affect Our Freedom


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Fri, 12/23/2011 - 23:22 | 2008749 Randall Cabot
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 indio, you're full of shit.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 23:42 | 2008765 indio007
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Stop blinding me with you science.


Slavery is determined by partus sequitur ventrem or partus sequitur patrem.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 03:14 | 2008927 Peter K
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Doph, you hit the nail on the head. There is a good description of this phenomenon in the Urban dictionary. The word is oikophobia, and it is defined as follows:

" Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: "the disposition, in any conflict, to side with 'them' against 'us', and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably 'ours.' " British philosopher Roger Scruton

Left-leaning Americans often are driven by conscious and subconscious oikophobia."

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 22:32 | 2008690 malek
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You forgot to tell us who is better.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 14:47 | 2007838 Sweet Chicken
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While I have absolutely nothing against the man (RP) I don't understand how so many can put their trust in him?! Not saying Obama or any other canidate is any better just not very trusting of politicians that's all. Also he's never come out and said he'd abolish the FED so I am skeptical that he'd either be bought off eventually or the cheaper route assasinated.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:04 | 2007904 Sweet Chicken
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Why was I voted down, it was a serious question?! I'm wondering why so many open minded and open eyed people can put so much faith in one man to reverse everything?

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 16:35 | 2008166 Grinder74
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Put you back to flat.  Hopefully you can still extract a management fee for the period.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:26 | 2008286 Sweet Chicken
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WTF are you talking about? It's a dead serious question. I agree with Ron on many things and will vote for him if given the chance or I won't be voting this election cycle. Sadly I feel voting for RP is a last ditch HOPIUM effort before the inevitable violent revolution occurrs.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 05:22 | 2008966 Temporalist
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I wouldn't have voted you down...but it's a tough crowd here.  Your basic premise is how can you put your trust in ANYONE?  I think most people don't trust anyone but if you're going to put your trust in someone by voting for them why not an Air Force Veteran, Doctor and Congressman that has upheld the Constitution, Bill of Right and Civil Liberties for his whole career and doesn't pander to the people just so they can hear what they want?

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 14:56 | 2007862 marcusfenix
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I just read several articles that are indicative the MSM strategy in dealing with Ron Pauls raise in popularity, and I can honestly say, whether you agree with RP in total, in part or not at all, the PTB's mouthpiece corporate propaganda machine has gone full on, fifth gear retard. here it is in a nut shell-

the starting point is Ron Paul hates black people, and now they claim to have proof via a CNN interview back in 1994 that he knew exactly what was written in all those newsletters as he appears in the interview to be very well versed in the content of the letters. I watched the interview and he talks about monetary and fiscal policy stuff, the exact same things that he was talking about in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today, in fact, if you have followed RP at all and have ever heard him speak you don't even need to watch the interview because you already know exactly what he is going to say. the guy is like a broken record, but in a good way.

so somehow, because he was on CNN in 1994, talking about the same things, in the same way he always has ad nausem and those things appeared in various newsletters that bore his name, he must have also know that there was racially unfriendly content in those publications as well, not only that but he must have personally reviewed, approved and probably even contributed to such vile and outrageous content. had to have right?

wow, I am so glad that the MSM presented this ironclad, smoking gun, blood dripping from the knife, beyond any reasonable doubt proof. because it's just frighting to think that millions of Americans of all colors, creeds, economic and social backgrounds and political and religious beliefs were being duped into trying to put the grand puba dragon wizard of the klu klux klan into the white house. whew! that was a close one, instead lets just be grateful we have our nobel piece prize winner who just also appears to have taken a shine to bombing brown people that are sitting on our (or Europe's) oil. or we can vote for one of those other R's who have said repeatedly that they will continue to do the same thing for many years to come (until that is, we run out of other peoples money to borrow). better to have somebody in office who will spend us into oblivion killing brown people, than have somebody who thinks that it might not be such a good idea and wants to try something different, that doesn't involve bringing the guns. but hey you can't elect him because decades ago somebody printed some racial stuff in a publication that bore his name, but to which many different authors contributed.

funny, but I thought we had something in this country... yeah I seem to remember, what was it? oh yeah...freedom of speech.

last I checked it wasn't called "freedom of politically correct speech".

and he also voted once in favor of somethng that was not premitted under the constitution and only once, that was in favor of the establishment of Martin Luther King day. racist bastered.

now, on to Iowa, so the conclusion of this brilliant piece was that because it has now been firmly established beyond any doubt that Ron Paul is a racist troll, and IOWA IS 88% WHITE, the only logical conclusion is that RP will indeed win Iowa. why? not because the voters are savy to the corruption of Washington and the right left fake paradigm, not because Americans would rather see there troops of all colors and ethnicity come home after ten years of fighting and dieing in "war" that will never end, and certainly not because we the people are sick and tired of sacrificing our freedoms upon the alter of "homeland security". 

no, RP will win Iowa because those 88% of white voters don't carry enough "white guilt" not to vote for RP, despite that he has more support and receives more donations from minorities than all the other canididates combined

so in conclusion is, if RP wins Iowa it won't count, it doesn't matter, it means nothing, in fact it will de-legitimize the Iowa primary entirely and render it irrelevant to the 2012 presidential GOP nomination race

in other words your vote wont count.

many have warned the day would come when politicians would no longer even pretend to pander to the people for votes. why?

because they won't need them anymore...






Fri, 12/23/2011 - 14:55 | 2007869 WorkingClassHero
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HuffPost is running a Ron Paul attack ad as their top story on the front page!! WoooooWeeeee!!! They're getting desperate now folks.  This is a beautiful thing to watch unfold.  Behold the rise of the internet generation!

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 14:59 | 2007880 swani
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Even if people don't agree with Ron Paul, they should still vote for him and cast a very important vote for Democracy. They should have the courage to do this, while we still have a chance of saving our Democracy.

Ron Paul is THE ONLY candidate that was not chosen by the the shareholders and advertisers of FOX/MSNBC/CNN. He is the ONLY candidate that is not part of a fixed game. 

Romney and Obama, on the other hand, have been groomed to continue the racket of siphoning every drop of wealth from the American people and turning the United States of America into a third world country where 10% of the population control all of the wealth while 90% live in abject poverty.



Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:01 | 2007891 Sheriff Douchen...
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Why is it the liberal side of the coin always starts with "that other guy is a racist"? Then if that doesn't work then we'll try something else...

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:03 | 2007894 George Kaplan
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False senses of security…


Let us all focus our attention back on the SHOW, don’t question it, nothing to see here...


The Federal Reserve is robbing us blind?  What do you mean it’s not part of the government? Nothing to see here…Ron Paul is just an old nut who doesn’t know a thing about the economy. Did you hear he was a RACIST?  I heard he was a NIZI SUPPORTER… he supports HEROINE ADDICTION. He can’t win a national election anyway. Nothing to see here…

You should all pay your FAIR SHARE… there are millions of unemployed people, have you no heart? Everyone would have work if we just let the government take over every business… don’t question. Nothing to see here… Ron Paul is going to let Iran attack our country. Don’t look into it. Nothing to see here


Sadly, these are the responses I seem to get from most hypnotized drones I deal with on a daily basis in regards to Ron Paul. The funny thing or the real sad thing is they actually believe they are well informed about the world. This couldn’t be further from the truth.


But to my surprise, I have met some of the “awakened ones” in my travels and it feels good to know we are not alone in this backwards world.


Ron Paul is not the answer to all of our problems. But he is a good start to our process.



Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:04 | 2007901 ilovefreedom
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Welcome to America, take off your shoes at the airport security screenings or be arrested!

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:28 | 2007981 Tuffmug
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Hey Jerry, this guy I just cavity searched cause he was walkin funny, I felt a huge hemmeroid but it could be explosive shaped like a hemmeroid! Call Gitmo and tell em to get a cage ready.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:15 | 2007937 Meremortal
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"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."

Thanks for that important information, Dr. Paul.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:50 | 2008003's picture

"I would like to believe that if we had a freer society, it would take care of blacks and whites and everybody equally because we’re all individuals. To me, that is so important. But if we had equal justice under the law, I think it would be a big improvement. If we had probably a repeal of most of the federal laws on drugs and the unfairness on how blacks are treated with these drugs laws, it would be a tremendous improvement. And also, I think that if you’re going to have prosperity, it serves everybody. And if this is done by emphasizing property rights and freedom of the individuals, making sure that the powerful special interests don’t control Washington, that the military industrial complex doesn’t suck away all the wealth of the country, and then we would have prosperity." -- Ron Paul


"A system designed to protect individual liberty will have no punishments for any group and no privileges. Today, I think inner-city folks and minorities are punished unfairly in the war on drugs. For instance, blacks make up 14% of those who use drugs, yet 36 percent of those arrested are blacks and it ends up that 63% of those who finally end up in prison are blacks. This has to change. We don’t have to have more courts and more prisons. We need to repeal the whole war on drugs. It isn’t working. We have already spent over $400 billion since the early 1970s, and it is wasted money. Prohibition didn’t work. Prohibition on drugs doesn’t work. So we need to come to our senses. And, absolutely, it’s a disease. We don’t treat alcoholics like this. This is a disease, and we should orient ourselves to this. That is one way you could have equal justice under the law" -- Ron Paul

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 16:38 | 2008173 Grinder74
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Didn't you see how fast that black guy ran in the Takers?  Totally outran the white cop and the hispanic cop.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:16 | 2007944 El Yunque
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How does ending the Fed fix anything? If banks still have the ability to do whatever the fuck they please, inventing any new wealth generation shell game(s) when they please, how is the absense going to fix a damn thing, ever?

And a return to the gold standard? What happens when one country again holds all the gold? Another fucking set of wars when no one else has the gold to back their fiat? Haul blocks of gold around to make it all good?

What the fuck does this idiot bring to the table that is good for all of us? Racism? Fear of homosexuals?

Why do we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, and pretend that we can end government, taxes, law in general, for what? The shit we have now? Pretend like it was too much government, too much oversight that got us here to begin with?

So a nut job little tyrant that knows more about OBGYN than fuck about anything else can be our next dictator?

How exactly does one man rule with no support what so ever from any other branches of government?

Martial law? Sorry about your complete disdain for what the rest of us want.

I've been listening to this line of whine for forty years. I know guys that stocked up on gold and guns at bargain prices - still waiting in the woods for all of it to come crashing down, while the rest of us spent forty years watching the right and their ilk pretend that we could do this stupid shit we've spent since 19fucking80 doing to ourselves, for what?

So Ron Paul could do more of the same on a greater scale?

Bullshit. History has already taught most of us how the human aniumal fucks this up - over and over again.

Sorry Ron, you're too big a nut to rule on this planet.

Not now, not ever.

This is my opinion, and it's non-negotiable.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:34 | 2007996's picture

That is your opinion and it's nonsensical.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:50 | 2008047 El Yunque
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Please excuse me for having no sense.

My fucking fault. I'll try harder to see bullshit for gold.

Your reponse is duly noted and ignored.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:54 | 2008066's picture

But you didn't ignore my comment. You responded to it. Are you suffering from Alzheimer's or are you simply unaware of the definition of various words in the English language?

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 16:39 | 2008176 Grinder74
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Obviously he's a Corpse Man who only speaks Austrian.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 16:41 | 2008182 El Yunque
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OK, how about making it a little more clear for you: I ignored the fact that the only answer you had to my list of questions was to call it non-sensical.

Now, for my retarded ass, try answering a few of them or shut the fuck up with the insults. Your choice.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:30 | 2008296's picture

Read through the comments; I've answered the questions you pose several times. I'm not going to bother to answer them again simply because you are too lazy to read the existing commentaries attached to this article.

But I suppose that you won't do that in lieu of some sort of government regulation which would force you to perform your due diligence. Sad.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:07 | 2008374 El Yunque
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So I made another pass to check again.

I see no answers to my questions.

and "...because I said so," ain't gonna cut it.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:15 | 2008386's picture

Please seek out an effective remedial reading course before you embarrass yourself further.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 09:01 | 2009029 El Yunque
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I read your pathetic little blog; pretty much a waste of time.

I'll put you in the category of those that think they know more than they do; spending more time proving they're right, instead of figuring out where they're wrong.

Merry Christmas, douchebag.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 14:43 | 2009346's picture

Of course you'll put me in one category or another. You are incapable of seeing people as individuals with their own flaws, talents, needs and desires. You are only interested in stereotyping individuals so that you do not need to interact with them as human beings. Turning individuals into cardboard cut outs makes it easier for you to spew your hatred.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:27 | 2008408 El Yunque
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Also, my problems with RP began long before this thread, so you have plenty of splaining to do to convince me.

I grew up in Texas, and watched the dirtbag there, with Molly Ivins leading the charge.

The guy is a mixed bag of nuts.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:49 | 2008043 Seize Mars
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Government trolls are working overtime. It's a difficult job, being an Apparatchik for a failing empire. They must have a  bonus system.

What a waste of time.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:53 | 2008061 WorkingClassHero
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Not necessarily government trolls...  Check out this site:      There are many more like it. with the same basic premise. 

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:51 | 2008053 Meremortal
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Mark Steyn on Ron Paul’s worldview: ‘Sheer stupid, half-witted parochialism’ Published: 9:57 AM 12/23/2011  Share3 By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller Bio | Archive | Email Jeff Poor Get Jeff Poor Feed Jeff Poor covers the media for The Daily Caller.

The reaction to Ron Paul’s ascent in the polls — especially now that he has a shot at winning the Iowa caucuses — has been severe, with critics raising questions regarding his apparent September 11th “truther-ism” and ill-advised statements found in newsletters Paul distributed in the 1990s.

National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” says all of this is evidence that Paul is a flawed candidate. In his regular appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Thursday, Steyn explained why the “truther-ism” aspects of Paul’s and his supporters’ beliefs wouldn’t hold up.

“This by the way is not an irrelevant thing because it gets to the heart of the most disfiguring aspect of Ron Paul’s campaign — leaving aside his unpleasantness to Michele Bachmann the other night and all the rest of it — which is this stunted parochialism.” Steyn said. “Let’s say for a moment 9/11 was an inside job. Does that also mean the Bali night club bombing was an inside job? That the Madrid train bombing was an inside job? That the Beslan school shooting was an inside job? That the London tube bombings were an inside job? In that case, that’s one hell of a sum to be hiding somewhere within the darkest recesses of Dick Cheney’s specific line items.”

And that, says Steyn, along with his isolationist view on foreign policy, is where Paul “meets the left.”

“So we’re getting here into what is the problem with Ron Paul, which is the sheer stupid half-witted parochialism of his view of what’s going on out on the planet,” he said. “And that’s why this is — this is a kind of utopian isolationism that fantasists on the right have embraced and at its darkest side, it meets the left coming around the other way in 9/11 truther conspiracy theories.”


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Fri, 12/23/2011 - 16:32 | 2008155 El Yunque
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I see it as the easy way out.

A group gropes around for answers to hard questions, and fills it's own vacuum with RP love.

It's plays on our simpler explanations for the things we need explained to sleep at night.

How does a single man in a democratic republic take the reigns and put this parochial stupidity into action?

By edict.

RP is a fools answer to a very complex question.

I have tossed back $200 scotch with a few millionaires and billionaires that love RP for a single reason: It plays right into the hands of thew few that already run the planet. If RP were to actually have any net effect on anything in a win, it would be the chaos the man created trying to tear down all he feels is wrong.

That would suit the Koch brothers just fine, as well as the Joe Foggs, and John Goodriches and others of their ilk that love the idea of a chaotic destruction of everything we've created for ourselves here. A cataclysmic reset that puts all of this shit right back into their direct control.

The Koch Brothers have the same set of core values as RP. And they have a hell of a lot more wealth at stake than anyone that posts here.

That alone should send up the red flags.

RP is the final answer to the problem of regulation of the one percentile.

If RP were to actually succeed in some crazy alternate universe, it's RIP for the lions share of us.

He is the exact opposite of what we need as a country right now.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:11 | 2008249 marcusfenix
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ok so who would be a better choice in your opinion?  who would you like to see man the teleprompter in 2013?


P.S. $200 scotch? what, were your millionaire and billionaire friends slumming it? :)


Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:42 | 2008324 El Yunque
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I was a peon; they don't waste the really good shit on peons. They do like to brag to the peons about how stupid we are, and how smart they are, like argueing the merits of RP, and how they got we're they are on their own merits. Those assholes find it quaint that the peons can watch a few videos on the evils of the Fed on Youtube and become armchair economics geniuses. The new army of Austrians, educated on Youtube, and considering the words of Lew Rockwell as holy. I digress.

Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren - both pipe dreams. I see EW being an excellent senator.

But I'll vote for Barry, if he convinces me he'll throw off the shackles of money needs for election this go round in a terminal presidency. No need to appease. Play a little harder with those bastards on his way out the door, the 75% of leftover Bush shit aside. We screwed the pooch with the 2010 midterms and an army of two-year K Street interns intent on doing nothing while filling their black books.

It's either that or waste a vote on some iddiot that will waste all of our time building some hair brained marriage amendment or equally earth shaking law to fix the world.

Beyond, that, a House full of folks that may actually support some reform here, which I have little control over. It's time to throw some roadblocks up for those assholes that spend two years working the floor for cash, then turning it to more cash for anyone willing to buy them.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:24 | 2008403's picture

Will you vote for Barry because you are afraid of the Muslims he delights in killing or because you pity the poor bankers who need a leg up in this tough economy?

We've discussed your inability to read English at an elementary level in other posts but should you some day feel up to it and if you want to learn what Austrian economics is really about may I suggest that you visit the Mises Institute. Youtube is for checking out clips of bands and adorable felines, not serious economy study. That's probably where you went wrong.

Now I'm off to a Christmas party so I must don my Ron Paul t-shirt and get going. Fa la la la la!


Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:36 | 2008426 El Yunque
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Um, none of the above.

And how many of your "serious clips" are on Youtube?

I have to ask because I don't watch the shit.

I believe the Austrians were wrong. But I am the dumb fucker here, no?

I wouldn't visit the Mises Institute on a bet, and I damn sure wouldn't follow Lew Rockwell for more than a page.

I'm sorry you have so little to add, have a good time doing the Fa la la la.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 23:30 | 2008756's picture

I said that Youtube is not the place for serious economic study. It's like you get stupider by the minute.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:31 | 2008413 marcusfenix
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not being snarky here, serious question. why vote for Barry again, is it one teleprompter is as good as the next? did he not roll over on pretty much everything he campaigned on and in fact expanded pretty much every aspect of the police control state that Bush founded after 9/11? what about the blatant favoritism he showed to GE being they received a pass from the new EPA regs regarding the building and operation of coal fired power plants effectively making them the only company that can now afford to build them? I just don't see Barry as anything more than another bankster run mouthpiece, globalist wannabe. I don't even see him as a the dirty, socialist liberal that fox news loves to gloss him as, just look at who he surrounds himself with on all those special committees and panels, lots of globalist bankster types.

just another empty suit feeding at the public trough, same as those neocon whores mitt, newt and rick.

so why vote for him again?  

personally I would love to see 150 million votes of "no confidence" when we hit the poles in 2012 but I don't see that happening. so as long as people continue to willingly play into the rigged 2 party dictatorship game, I guess nothing will change.      


Fri, 12/23/2011 - 19:08 | 2008476 El Yunque
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I agree with that, but, as I see it, it takes a supportive House to accomplish anything here.

I toy with the option of just saying fuck em all, but that kind of plays into what these fuckers want anyway.

I have no problem with Barry being a capitalist, or those around him getting filthy stinking rich. I could give a shit personally, but he's playing in a sandbox full of snakes, so I'm trying really fucking hard to cut the man some slack.

He started with shit, he's been dealt shit every step of the way, and simply saying another shitbag is better at this point is not good enough.

I don't mind the feeding at the trough, if that's what people want, so be it; we have all fifty states participating in the military / DHS fear-athon. It ain't like we can roll up that rug and send all those folks making parts, pieces, and Ospreys out into a service based economy and rule the planet. I believe you can't keep building shit you blow up and have a viable anything.

I do see putting 45 million new customers into healthcare system as economically viable and more than a little bit difficult to outsource. I also think we have more than enough brain power in this country to make green a way that can make people a lot of money and solve problems to boot.

And I don't see any other contenders standing up here with any fucking idea what so ever to fix the huge mess left over from the last thirty years of allowing bankers to indulge their conservative fanatisies of turning debt into wealth by allowing them to continue to be the worlds economic geniuses that keep baking this shit up.

We regulate everything on the planet to keep it working. So why is free market capitalism exempt from this?

As long as this mess continues, we have one American president that's been walking a tightrope between the one percentile, that all of the rest of us have allowed to take over the world, and the 99 percentile that's screwed if the one percentile goes casters up. The Catch-22 of global capitalism for which destruction is the only way out of an unforgivable debt problem much worse than Germany faced at the end of WW1.

And we did this shit wiliingly, knowing full well that the wealth woud flow right up to the top and out.

One more round of global instability, by, of, and for, the one percentile.

Barry rides out on a tide of wealth, he can face my wrath. But right now he gets one, and only one more chance from me, then all bets are off. It's torches and pitchforks and you'll find me leading the fucking charge - that's a promise.

And since RP seems to be against everything, I see a man that has no more plan than letting it all drop into chaos.

If Barry fucks it up in 2013, we won't need RP for a damn thing, ever.

It will be every man for himself, and not a minute too fucking soon.

I'm done with the wealth lords as a whole, I'm just biding my time until they finish the fucking, if they make it. Barry and co is doing as good as can be expected in this grand pooch screwing, to preserve the whole filthy lot, for the benefit of the poor bastards that have their life savings tied to these fucktards.

But I'm still sharpening the tines on my pitchfork, just in case.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 16:08 | 2008089 malalingua
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Ron Paul has the most contributions from the military. What do you think the military knows that our 'fearless' leaders don't? 


The difference between Militarism/Preempitve war and National Defense:


Why the troops support Ron Paul:


Look to see who owns who: 

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:36 | 2008306 radicall
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For those who are ignorant about the Racist Ron Paul her eis some old information:


The guy thinks Civil rights are uconstitutional and his newsletter says you should shoot a black person with a gun bought on classifieds, wipe it and then throw it away

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:40 | 2008316 digalert
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Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:35 | 2008424 Clay Hill
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Actually Dr. Paul believes that civil rights are PRE-Constitutional.

Thanks for playing.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 02:38 | 2008905 Moe Howard
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 He was before his time.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 14:38 | 2009340 Savyindallas
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Go to hell you paid, vermin Neocon troll -

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:48 | 2008330 Hedge Fund of One
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I guess it's ol' Ron's turn to get beaten up by the press. I liked how he handled that CNN chick who just kept badgering him after he said that he did not write the article that she was referencing, that he disavowed it, and that he did not make any money from it. I know that the press didn't like it, but that's too bad. I can't say that I agree with everything he says, but that's true about everyone and I know that I don't have the corner on being totally right, either. He is his own man with his own views and he stands on his principles. I have to admire that.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:15 | 2008385 El Yunque
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RP is either going to have to own it, or continue to be hammered.

Notice the date of the original post.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 16:02 | 2009361's picture

What does the date of the post prove other than the fact that this story has been asked about and answered for over a period of several years? Nothing new to see here.

And have you noticed how the anti-Paul smear campaign is backfiring? Some times I don't give people enough credit but most folks realize that when the media goes from saying "Paul is unelectable because he loves Muslims" to saying "Paul is unelectable because he is a racist," something doesn't add up.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 02:25 | 2012772 El Yunque
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The man took responsibility for his newsletter, until he didn't.

He is a single voice.

He can bring no change to DC by himself. Period.

He would have to have a few hundred folks walking his walk and talking his talk for that to happen. It ain't, at least not yet.

He is a racist, at least in the eyes of the world, particularly those that have watched him since his start, many years ago. (I did.).

I respect that the man is consistant in his stance, I just don't agree with it now, any more than I did the in early nineties.

Hitler was a laughing stock in the twenties. We all now what happened in the thirties. RP could eventually pull one off, I would not, however, bet on it. I also would never have believed my $200 gold would bring so much. I've been wrong more than i have been correct. I agree with RP on many issues, I do not see his way of achieving them as anything more than a pipe dream until more people have decided they want an autocrat, rather than a full fledged democratric republic. When he has worked with republicans, he has chosen badly, as they are either in jail, just out, or should be there yet.

As long as electronic screens are filled with zero's after the whole numbers, the Fed will be around, and probably just as opaque, though RP may hate it as much as AJ hated the Second Bank, the world turns on it right now, with many many wealthy folks in tow; so seeing how much is tied to it's survival, more than a few well monied folks are going to make sure every pair of dirty boxers the man has ever tossed, sees the light of day in the public square. Since RP has had more than his fair share of being non-mainstream, his methods and attitudes will never carry with the Foxsicle crowd, it does carry with more than a few high end wealthers that see RP for what he is. A box of sand in the gears of government. The non-regulated, buy your own laws bunch has sufficiently induced enough roll back of law, that any and all that might occupy the office of POTUS are chosen for one reason: To waste time on the little shit, while the high end walks off with the booty.

His stance on race is more than enough to help the whole of the minority crowd close the door on him. It's happened before.

I know many rich republicans that donated to him in 2008, and a few middle class democrats. He's getting a little from a lot, and more from a few. It ain't enough.

2012 is a year that a hell of a lot of money will buy an election. That much we know. we have an idea who'll bring home the bacon, and if Romney's old company is any indication, Barry has secured more from that bunch than Wilbur has, anybodies guess what happens from here, as Barry can't really be a socialist and a Wall Street darling all at once, as more pundits try to sort on that garbage for more add dollars, and views of the Simpsons.

I gave up on the implossion of fiat in the mid eighties, right around the time David Stockman and the Ronnie came up with the grand plan of the "strategic deficit," tax cuts, and the deregulation of the bankers guild, I then moved out of the woods, and began to spend paper once again. Even sold my guns and tossed my biscuits.

Buying gold and preaching the return to it as something that is in the best interest of the planet is currently an easy play. It's always an easy play, it's just knowing when to buy it that's a problem. Seeing as how we still have more paper than gold, at least on this planet, chances are better than good that fiat is going to be around for a little while longer, as currency backed by gold the world over has one very large problem - it usually gravitates to one place, leaving the poor bastards in charge of pegging to something a little desperate when crappy decisions lead to fans grinding dog turds in an economy when all the gold has left town. Then you're left with either propping something up the old way, or just handing out guns and hoping you can print long enough to get out of Dodge yourself, hopefully with a currency that still has some backing, maybe.

If I thought RP had a snow balls chance in hell of winning, I might vote for the man.

I seriously doubt it.

And I don't own a television, I carry no credit cards, have never taken any government money, and spend everything I earn on the tools that I use in my life. I save nothing, never have. My tools are my gold, my hands and mind are backed by that.

And when all that eventually dries up from old age and overuse, I'll check myself out. Been my plan for thirty years of conservative economy wrecking.

And RP can't do a damn thing to fix a single one of my core problems or concerns.

I didn't want to be rich, never fucking did.

So Crocket, vote till hell freezes over for the man, I ain't stopping you. Your arrogant little put downs through this thread don't bother me a bit. You exhibit perfectly what I consider one of the core problems in this country.

You have more bark than bite, and you have little of either, because if your blog is any indication of how good you are while being on the interwibbles since 1996, you have a long way to go, because it looks like it was put together in 1996.

RP didn't take ownership of his past indiscretions. Bill Clinton didn't take ownership of his lie either. See the problem yet?

You might want to answer some questions instead of being an asshole.

But sometimes being an asshole is all you got. I've met RP face to face; he's an asshole.

I also know this from my own experienceo as being an asshole.

You're going to have to work harder to pull it off.


Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:02 | 2008365 nah
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Ron Paul loves the US republic

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 18:07 | 2008373 nah
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Gingrich questions Ron Paul on racist newsletters


Gingrich thinks Ron Paul is a doofus


and would lie about it

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 20:42 | 2008438 El Hosel
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Doofus thinks Gingrich is a doofus and a criminal

and he never lies. Play it safe ,  Vote for Ron Paul.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 14:36 | 2009337 Savyindallas
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Gingrich is a vile piece of dogshit.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 19:03 | 2008466 msjimmied
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Explore the links in the article for an understanding of the Libertarian red neck votes strategy.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 20:31 | 2008566 jack stephan
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RP is in a den of a million dorian grays, who never want to find the paintings to remind how gutless and evil they truly are.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 20:41 | 2008575 thegr8whorebabylon
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Peace lovers, vets, catholics, jews and scientists for RP!

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 22:33 | 2008693 Lazane
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if domestic economic policy is not working one iota why in sam haid does anyone think that their foreign policy is working either. Dr. Paul gets a massive amount of media and republican neocon distain for his hands off libertarian stance on meddling in other nations activities. He has a good point because all the neocon muscular foreign policy seems to get us is another police action, or in worst case boots on the ground. I used to be one of those fanatics, though I have now seen the light and understand the good doctors important message. my advice to all is to have patience with the neocon as there is hope to reach them too in making them understand the great and powerful deceit that is ravaging their brains and this once free republic.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 00:45 | 2008838 boeing747
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You forgot Ron Paul said: "Markets are more powerful than Fed".

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 06:19 | 2008981 GFORCE
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I'm not an American but the U.S. election affects the world. I feel you should all do more to promote Ron. He's your last hope of making a difference and shaking up the system.

The U.S. and the world needs a wakeup call to realise that the fiat/credit boom is over and this bailout nonsense is only papering up the cracks while a chosen few pick at the carcass.


Sat, 12/24/2011 - 09:20 | 2009040 krispkritter
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To all the RP detractors and trolls; if you think this  (Cupcake New Security Threat?) is the new level of 'normal' you'd like, keep voting for the 'other guy'.  If you think the above type of absurdity is going to end on anyone else's watch, I'm open to your suggestion of a better candidate but I doubt you can find one.  And to preclude any suggestion that the others in the current lineup are any better, fuck you in advance.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 09:55 | 2009054 mendolover
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How many people (we already now Kato is one) did not know that 70% of military political donations go guessed it!  Ron Paul.  That includes the man in lieu of a president.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:18 | 2009062 Kina
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Obviouly sick of being killed in pointless wars for the profits of defense corporations and the whims of extreme religious nutters.

Why would you vote Dem of GOP - they will both send you to be killed in a war that is nothing to do with protecting US homeland.


Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:14 | 2009061 Kina
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Yeh, I notice the Huffington Post also trying the hardest to discredit Ron Paul.


The Huffington Post of course just another side of bankster money since they like to play kubuki left and right to entertain the public. When somebody like Paul comes along who isn't playing the left right game but dables in truth...well they bring out all the MSM guns to attack him.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:20 | 2009065 Kina
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Can almost guarantee that Bankers will have Ron Paul killed if it looked like he will become POTUS or shortly after. It will look like old age related of course. Bankster in history are already responsible for the murder of presidents and countles wars big and small. They don't mind killing millions for profits.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:26 | 2009070 Kina
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Please also note the plethora of anti-Paul trolls that suddenly appear now that Ron Paul looks like he has a chance. They of course work on behalf of the bankster owned TPTB.


They must be worried quite a lot since their early attempts at ignoring him didn't work, so now they have to find all sorts of character assassinations to get him. You the bankster haven't finished raping America so RP can't president yet.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 13:07 | 2009219 jabhagsb
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Gloria Borger, the CNN anchor who recently attacked Ron Paul, is married to LANCE MORGAN. Lance is the chief communications and crisis strategist of POWELL? TATE. Powell Tate is a D.C. firm that represents every part of the very same MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX that Ron Paul wants to reduce!

This is a total conflict of interest! Her husband's firm includes overseeing a coalition to support congressional funding to parts of the U.S. Military! All of these "journalists" seem to be profiting from these wars!

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 14:07 | 2009302 Uncle Remus
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Jesus. I need a drink.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 15:54 | 2009402 3x2
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Not being a US voter please feel free to explain just how wrong I am ...

It seems to me that there are several politicians out of the Ron Paul stable in the US at the moment and I do wonder if they, and their message, have arrived a little too early. By that I mean that an economic collapse might well change the perception of such people but ... it isn't here yet and so most people want to carry on as they always have.

However, we are really short of vertebrate politicians here in the 'mother country' so if you could spare a 'Ron Paul' or two before the next election we would be most grateful. We promise to send them some point.




Sat, 12/24/2011 - 22:51 | 2009720 LittleAl_1
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The campaign contributions by the big banking houses to Mitt Romney is gravely underreported by the press and serious cause for concern for those thinking Mitt Romney will be any different than Barrack Obama.

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The Bankers Choice is the Un-American choice. Be a Patriot, support what’s right. 


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