Rebirth of Reason

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:49pmSanction this postReply

(Edited by Ted Keer on 11/05, 7:02pm)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:50pmSanction this postReply
As far as I'm concerned, you have totally lost credibility.  If you state, or link to a site that states, that 2 + 2 = 4, I'll get out my calculator to check it.  If I bother to read any of it, that is.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:28pmSanction this postReply
Von Mises is so correct - if we stay focused on property rights we are ahead of the game.

(I changed this post to match the quote)

(Edited by Steve Wolfer on 11/05, 6:42pm)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:56pmSanction this postReply

I stand by this, which needs such highlighting as a real danger given the illegal foreign funding of Obama’s campaign, his meddling in foreign affairs while a senator, his lies and concealment about his past, and the fact that he has not undergone even basic vetting, or questioning by the media and their “investigators.” There is no question of my deleting it, or for that matter of courting “credibility” with Mr. Fletcher or other such.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:59pmSanction this postReply
I like Ben Franklin:

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

(Edited by Ted Keer on 11/05, 7:03pm)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:08pmSanction this postReply
Good, short, pithy, memorable quote. Thanks, Rodney
(Edited by Steve Wolfer on 11/05, 6:43pm)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:13pmSanction this postReply
Om mane padme hum

(Edited by Ted Keer on 11/05, 7:04pm)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 6:33pmSanction this postReply
It appears that someone has gone through a sequence of mouse movements and button presses that resulted in a significant changes to the quote. Remaining similarity: the Category is "Economics".

Yikes that was a major editorial decision made by Dean. Rodney, you can post your reference to a blog article elsewhere. I hope you find this reasonable.

Edit: Hey there is a bug in RoR where changing the quote doesn't change the quote everywhere! Boohoo! Somebody should fix it! Call the Web Developer!
(Edited by Dean Michael Gores on 11/05, 6:36pm)

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 5:20amSanction this postReply
It's reasonable. Thanks.

PS: Anyone who knows the level on which I operate mentally would, I hope, know I would never post such a no-brainer of a quote as the one presently here attached to my name: “The continued existence of society depends upon private property.” Just for the record!

(Edited by Rodney Rawlings on 11/06, 7:01am)

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 8:03amSanction this postReply
This quote, authored by the same person who wrote the first quote, sums up my whole perspective on the recent US election, and explains why the voters should not have been guided by the issues, and why it was stupid to vote for any third-party candidate:

November 6, 2008 at 12:18 am

25 Carlyle

This is the “final answer” for the Obamabots out there. For most of us, this election is not a normal election about issues, but something far different. We are not sore losers, or radicals, or anything else. Please read this and you will understand.

This piece is mostly for Democrats. It is also for Republicans if and when you need to continue explaining yourself. I here set forth why this election has been, and continues to be, so dramatic and divisive.

This is the first time ever I have spent tens of thousands of dollars and upwards of 3 man months working on campaigning and getting the word out. I will explain why. For the last several elections, starting with Clinton’s first term, really, I have been particularly interested in electioneering and all the good and bad that surrounds that. For all the previous elections, there stood two candidates with different views and different proposed solutions. A voter could evaluate those differences, factor in party affiliation, compare to your own world view, and try to make a well-reasoned choice. Your candidate may win, or may lose. You might be pleased or disappointed, but you got on with life and lived another four years.

Not so this election. That is the big issue a lot of people don’t seem to understand. That is what some of us mean when we get frustrated that others don’t “get it.”

This year, yet again, we have two different candidates from two different parties. We have all the usual trappings of ideas, platforms, solutions, etc. I accept the fact that different people with different viewpoints and different attitudes can have honest differences. I accept the fact that our team could win or our team could lose. And I accept the fact that life must go on and we get another chance in four years. Or, at least, I could have accepted that but for the following.

This year we had additional concerns that were never there before in-play, or certainly not at the same level. My final analysis is that I remain frustrated, not about people’s choices over the issues, but that about half the population seems to think the list below is no big deal, and the other half thinks these are extremely critical and outweigh everything else.

What’s different about this election:

The media, like never before were either AWOL or doing active propaganda for a specific candidate.

The Democratic candidate was the least experienced, lowest ranking, most unqualified candidate ever put forward by any party ever. He has no significant writings, no significant legislation, no significant experience of any kind—except on the streets.

Important documents and history covering over half his life, and the most critical parts, were suppressed and/or unilaterally declared off-limits. This includes denial of access to family and friends, as well—i.e. no possible way to obtain background information or character references.

Of the part of his life that was known, we find inadequately disclosed mysterious links and associations with:



Extreme Racists

Radical Muslims

Extreme UN and One World Government Advocates—i.e. Worst Kind of Un-Americans

Enemy Foreign Governments

Entire Extended Family in Foreign Countries

Some of Closest Family Members Highly Placed in Renegade Foreign Politics

Corrupt Chicago Politicians and Operatives

Radical Rabble-Rousing Extortionists

Extensive Campaign Fraud—on several levels, and in several areas

Upwards of $100M in Undisclosed Foreign Contributions [assume my emphasis here—RR]

Gestapo-like Suppression of Dissent, and the Promised “Civilian Security Force”

And these are not just casual acquaintances but people or organizations he is known to have worked with on a frequent basis for some period of time. In some cases, at least weekly, for more than 20 years.

In addition we have the nagging suspicion that Obama could not pass a routine security clearance, and the even more distressing situation that he refuses to demonstrate that he is a US Citizen, and not a spy/imposter/usurper.

You will not understand this election until you understand what I have here written. This election was not about issues, or events, or even parties or politics. This election was totally about what is fair and not fair, what is reasonable and not reasonable, to include in the evaluation of a candidate. No useful dialog about “healing” or “cooperation” or anything else can be had until this is understood.


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