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Old 09-19-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Ron Paul discusses the American Power Structure and the Corporate Oligarchy-from 1988

Ron Paul - The American Power Structure (1988)

Chilling predictions about FEMA and the current economic depression.

Still very relevant, IMO.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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Yer man is still at it 21 years later. Below is part of an interview with Time magazine only a few days ago.

I'm not one of his followers, but his plain-spoken views are important to have around (to keep us in touch with the basic notions of liberty). He has a refreshing view on many subjects. Other times I think he goes a bit too far. How's that for wishy-washy?

YouTube - Ron Paul - Time Magazine Interview 9/17
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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One response and the Miley Ray thread gets hundreds. What can I say? The sheeple can't handle the truth!
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One response and the Miley Ray thread gets hundreds. What can I say? The sheeple can't handle the truth!


shows you what the sheeple's priorities are.

i'll watch the vid when i get off work, kay?
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What can I say? The sheeple can't handle the truth!
And what about the Ron Paul sheep? Do they even know what the truth is anymore?
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I spent the first 13 years of my education beginning every classroom day by pledging allegiance the US flag. I spent those same 13 years learning all about George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Pearl Harbor, etc. All worthy endeavors. In the process, patriotism and nationalism were secured, but I still learned nothing about the fundamentals of the American system (except an overview of the 3 branches of government and the "checks and balances"). Namely, not one minute of those 13 years was devoted to the operation of the stock market, modern banking system, etc. In hindsight, I've always thought that was gross negligence on the part of our educational system. I get the Wall Street Journal delivered to my doorstep every day, and I still have no idea how to read most of it. Why do US students have to go to an advanced business school to learn what really makes our country and economy work? I suppose most of us are not groomed for anything but a supporting role on the stage.
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I spent the first 13 years of my education beginning every classroom day by pledging allegiance the US flag. I spent those same 13 years learning all about George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Pearl Harbor, etc. All worthy endeavors. In the process, patriotism and nationalism were secured, but I still learned nothing about the fundamentals of the American system (except an overview of the 3 branches of government and the "checks and balances"). Namely, not one minute of those 13 years was devoted to the operation of the stock market, modern banking system, etc. In hindsight, I've always thought that was gross negligence on the part of our educational system. I get the Wall Street Journal delivered to my doorstep every day, and I still have no idea how to read most of it. Why do US students have to go to an advanced business school to learn what really makes our country and economy work? I suppose most of us are not groomed for anything but a supporting role on the stage.
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I spent the first 13 years of my education beginning every classroom day by pledging allegiance the US flag. I spent those same 13 years learning all about George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Pearl Harbor, etc. All worthy endeavors. In the process, patriotism and nationalism were secured, but I still learned nothing about the fundamentals of the American system (except an overview of the 3 branches of government and the "checks and balances"). Namely, not one minute of those 13 years was devoted to the operation of the stock market, modern banking system, etc. In hindsight, I've always thought that was gross negligence on the part of our educational system. I get the Wall Street Journal delivered to my doorstep every day, and I still have no idea how to read most of it. Why do US students have to go to an advanced business school to learn what really makes our country and economy work? I suppose most of us are not groomed for anything but a supporting role on the stage.
Wow. I thought economics education was bad enough on this side of the pond.

That said, there are plenty of Harvard MBA grad who still don't have a clue. Or who do have a clue but knowingly participate in frauds on the public, which is even worse. A lot of such people get their jobs largely through family connections.
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And what about the Ron Paul sheep? Do they even know what the truth is anymore?
The 'sheeple' reference was partially in jest. Ron Paul and the 'Austrian School' he subscribes don't hold a monopoly on wisdom, and the thesis that returning to a gold backed currency is the best way forward is certainly highly debatable.

That said, you don't do yourselves any favours with the approach implied in your post. Critique Ron Paul's thesis using a logical, analytical approach, and then I might take your contributions more seriously.
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That said, you don't do yourselves any favours with the approach implied in your post.
But you do? Give me a break... You've always avoided the difficult questions when coming to Ron Paul only clinging onto the certain platitudes that you prescribe to...
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But you do? Give me a break... You've always avoided the difficult questions when coming to Ron Paul only clinging onto the certain platitudes that you prescribe to...
Lame response, even for you. The reality is you are completely prejudiced - as prejudiced, in your own way, as any neo-con. If Ron Paul cleaved to left wing politics, you'd be part of his amen corner - especially given the things he has said, equally critical of Republicans as Democrats, and certainly critical of the corporate and banking establishment. But no, because Ron Paul holds a few views deemed as 'right wing', BVS has to completely dismiss every single thing he has to say.
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Has it been made known yet that Ron Paul is a Libertarian?


Gotta love those Libertarians
What! You're gonna slam a fat tax my doughnut???
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Has it been made known yet that Ron Paul is a Libertarian?


Gotta love those Libertarians
What! You're gonna slam a fat tax my doughnut???
Actually, he is not a Libertarian these days but a libertarian.
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Lame response, even for you. The reality is you are completely prejudiced - as prejudiced, in your own way, as any neo-con. If Ron Paul cleaved to left wing politics, you'd be part of his amen corner - especially given the things he has said, equally critical of Republicans as Democrats, and certainly critical of the corporate and banking establishment. But no, because Ron Paul holds a few views deemed as 'right wing', BVS has to completely dismiss every single thing he has to say.
How easily you forget. I've told you and this board many times that I've known Ron Paul and his family for a long time, this has nothing to do with prejudice but everything to do with knowing some facts. But keep up with your M.O. I haven't dismissed anything, in fact why don't you re-read my posts in this thread and show me whatever I've dismissed. So typical.

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Um, he sold you guys out a long time ago...
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I spent the first 13 years of my education beginning every classroom day by pledging allegiance the US flag. I spent those same 13 years learning all about George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Pearl Harbor, etc. All worthy endeavors. In the process, patriotism and nationalism were secured, but I still learned nothing about the fundamentals of the American system (except an overview of the 3 branches of government and the "checks and balances"). Namely, not one minute of those 13 years was devoted to the operation of the stock market, modern banking system, etc. In hindsight, I've always thought that was gross negligence on the part of our educational system. I get the Wall Street Journal delivered to my doorstep every day, and I still have no idea how to read most of it. Why do US students have to go to an advanced business school to learn what really makes our country and economy work? I suppose most of us are not groomed for anything but a supporting role on the stage.
Economics is required in 12th grade, as is Government class in which we spent a great deal of time learning about lobbyists and corruption. Maybe things have changed since you went to school. Or maybe my school district is doing something right?

I still failed economics

Shouldn't have tacked it on to the end of senior year!
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