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    Interestingly, we have not had a depression since moving off of a gold standard. How many did we have before then?

    But that was just the first thing that came to mind. Most of his ideas were like that. Just disband all the different departments and let the states govern themselves? If Kansas wants to teach Creatism as fact, that's OK? If Maine wants to ban all guns within it's border, there's no issue with that? Sorry, he had a lot of big ideas and no real plans on how to implement them or deal with the aftermath. And the free market? No regulations?

    I'm glad he has respect for sticking to his guns and not compromising. That's something unique to him. But he has never been close to the White House. His son has a better chance, and that's because he is turning into a FoxNews Lunatic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    No, there were no questions as his legitimacy. He had to pass a background check performed via both the FBI and CIA before he could declare himself a candidate during the Democratic primaries. Everyone knows only a natural born citizen can run for President, and of course the CIA would verify that before allowing them into the race.
    You just made the questions/concerns about Obama invalid by actually addressing them. In response to perceived questions about Obama's eligibility, you focused on Obama's eligibility. I think I can safely assume that you find the questions, whether they were asked or not, to be bat-**** crazy, yet, you didn't feel the need to say that. You stuck to the facts. Anyone who would maintain a serious birther outlook after your answer would be implying they thought both the CIA and FBI were in on it, that someone had the foresight to fake a birth announcement over 50 years ago, etc, etc, etc.

    When you have a strong argument it's easy to make someone look foolish without advertising the fact that you're making them look foolish.


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    Yet you still questioned it? Seriously?
    "You're trying to argue a point I never made." Not a big deal though.


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    And no, I don't think this forum has ideologues on both sides...
    Whether idieologue means "uncompromising and dogmatic" or "someone who pushes for things that are unrealistic", I doubt any of the ideologues in the Political forum realize they're ideologues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    Interestingly, we have not had a depression since moving off of a gold standard. How many did we have before then?

    But that was just the first thing that came to mind. Most of his ideas were like that. Just disband all the different departments and let the states govern themselves? If Kansas wants to teach Creatism as fact, that's OK? If Maine wants to ban all guns within it's border, there's no issue with that? Sorry, he had a lot of big ideas and no real plans on how to implement them or deal with the aftermath. And the free market? No regulations?

    I'm glad he has respect for sticking to his guns and not compromising. That's something unique to him. But he has never been close to the White House. His son has a better chance, and that's because he is turning into a FoxNews Lunatic...
    Exactly. "When you ain't got nothin', you got nothin' to lose."

    Ron Paul doesn't run for president to win. He runs to promote issues. That gives him the latitude to say whatever he wants but also ensures he never sniffs the nomination. He knows that and accepts it. To judge all candidates by his standard of candor is comparing apples to oranges. Sure it's technically the same race, but a world class distance runner from Kenya and a 43 year old dock worker who are both in the Boston Marathon are also running in the same race. Technically. Hardly the same thing, though.

    Our political system rewards few points for honesty. Therefore it engenders little honesty. As long as there are people ambitious enough to crave power there will be people willing to find out what behavior the system does reward... and do that.



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    I really did feel like I was playing against Jesus at one point. One dude just seemingly hit every single flop the entire night. Four or five straights, a few flushes, more trips than I can remember. Just amazing. I never once tripped up all night. Caught one low two pair that was beat. No straights. No flushes. I played for hours and literally only saw single pairs. Now I can operate around that if Im getting pre-flop hands to work with, but holy ****...I tend to be a very aggressive pre-flop player and I felt like I barely played a hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke
    Interestingly, we have not had a depression since moving off of a gold standard. How many did we have before then?
    It’s not exactly the gold-standard if you read the section, but it would be a commodity backed currency.

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    But that was just the first thing that came to mind. Most of his ideas were like that. Just disband all the different departments and let the states govern themselves? If Kansas wants to teach Creatism as fact, that's OK?
    “There are states that teach the criticisms of evolution, such as Kansas and Ohio. And others who teach Creationism along with evolution, including Kentucky. Colorado and New York are two states that do teach evolution, but it is up to the schools, teachers, and counties on how this subject is taught and portrayed to the students”.

    Where’s Obama at?

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    If Maine wants to ban all guns within it's border, there's no issue with that? Sorry, he had a lot of big ideas and no real plans on how to implement them or deal with the aftermath.
    There is the flip-side to this, & that would be the federal government trampling on state-law. Unlike your extreme scenario, stuff like this is actually happening. Go ask some of the legally operating pot-shops out in California who’ve been shut down & owners who’ve been prosecuted. Is there no issue with that?

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    And the free market? No regulations?
    I don’t pretend to know a whole lot about the free-market. I think it’s more about minimal regulation rather than no regulation. Here’s him discussing it.



    How well do you believe the current regulations are working, though?

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    I'm glad he has respect for sticking to his guns and not compromising. That's something unique to him. But he has never been close to the White House. His son has a better chance, and that's because he is turning into a FoxNews Lunatic...
    One hyperbolic statement (which I agree was hyperbolic), & now he’s a FoxNews lunatic? C’mon now Locke. At least he has the nads to stand up to things like the NDAA, & warrant-less wiretapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerdolphin View Post
    I really did feel like I was playing against Jesus at one point. One dude just seemingly hit every single flop the entire night. Four or five straights, a few flushes, more trips than I can remember. Just amazing. I never once tripped up all night. Caught one low two pair that was beat. No straights. No flushes. I played for hours and literally only saw single pairs. Now I can operate around that if Im getting pre-flop hands to work with, but holy ****...I tend to be a very aggressive pre-flop player and I felt like I barely played a hand.
    I've had nights like that. It sucks, luck is luck and it runs in streaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerdolphin View Post
    I really did feel like I was playing against Jesus at one point. One dude just seemingly hit every single flop the entire night. Four or five straights, a few flushes, more trips than I can remember. Just amazing. I never once tripped up all night. Caught one low two pair that was beat. No straights. No flushes. I played for hours and literally only saw single pairs. Now I can operate around that if Im getting pre-flop hands to work with, but holy ****...I tend to be a very aggressive pre-flop player and I felt like I barely played a hand.
    I knew that ****ing guy was a gambler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob19 View Post
    It’s not exactly the gold-standard if you read the section, but it would be a commodity backed currency.



    “There are states that teach the criticisms of evolution, such as Kansas and Ohio. And others who teach Creationism along with evolution, including Kentucky. Colorado and New York are two states that do teach evolution, but it is up to the schools, teachers, and counties on how this subject is taught and portrayed to the students”.

    Where’s Obama at?



    There is the flip-side to this, & that would be the federal government trampling on state-law. Unlike your extreme scenario, stuff like this is actually happening. Go ask some of the legally operating pot-shops out in California who’ve been shut down & owners who’ve been prosecuted. Is there no issue with that?



    I don’t pretend to know a whole lot about the free-market. I think it’s more about minimal regulation rather than no regulation. Here’s him discussing it.



    How well do you believe the current regulations are working, though?



    One hyperbolic statement (which I agree was hyperbolic), & now he’s a FoxNews lunatic? C’mon now Locke. At least he has the nads to stand up to things like the NDAA, & warrant-less wiretapping.
    Current regulations would work better if they didn't keep getting cut. Regulations are what made BP clean up that massive spill in the gulf and pay out millions in fines and lawsuits. Regulations require food companies to keep their products clean and healthy. Minimal regulations would mean these companies would only worry about their profit margin. That's the problem with the Libertarian model of economics. Regulations prevent a company like Microsoft from owning the entire computer market. In the libertarian model, you can be damn sure that Microsoft would have already squeezed everyone else out of business and have that monopoly.

    And with Rand, it wasn't that one hyperbolic statement. It's a recurring thing. I didn't know this until recently, but did you know he has been making regular appearances on Fox News? The apple fell far from the tree when it comes to Rand Paul...
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