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Old 12-16-2011, 11:25 AM   #641
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bias doesn't matter if caters to your opinion, only when there is a dissent.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #642
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It seems like the only major news outlet that gives Paul a fair amount of coverage isn't a news outlet at all, its the Daily Show.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:07 PM   #643
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It seems like the only major news outlet that gives Paul a fair amount of coverage isn't a news outlet at all, its the Daily Show.
Thank you for differentiating "the daily show" from "news outlet", I will sleep better tonight.
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It seems like the only major news outlet that gives Paul a fair amount of coverage isn't a news outlet at all, its the Daily Show.
Sadly, the daily show is about as informative as the rest of the news outlets - which should illustrate how bad news outlets have gotten.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:38 AM   #645
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A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything away from you – including your Internet freedom.

That’s the thought that keeps running through my head as I contemplate the full-scale panic going on right now about SOPA, the “Stop Internet Piracy Act”.

It’s a bad bill, all right. It’s a terrible bill – awful from start to finish, idiotic to the core, corruptly pandering to a powerful special-interest group at the cost of everyone else’s liberty.

But I can’t help noticing that a lot of the righteous panic about it is being ginned up by people who were cheerfully on board for the last seventeen or so government power grabs – cap and trade, campaign finance “reform”, the incandescent lightbulb ban, Obamacare, you name it – and I have to wonder…

Don’t these people ever learn? Anything? Do they even listen to themselves?

It’s bizarre and entertaining to hear people who yesterday were all about allegedly benign and intelligent government interventions suddenly discovering that in practice, what they get is stupid and vicious legislation that has been captured by a venal and evil interest group.

Yeah, no ****? How…how do they avoid noticing that in reality it’s like this all the time?

The depressing part is how safe a bet it is that they’ll go back to being oblivious the moment their direct interests aren’t threatened. They’ll cheer for the next tax hike, the next round of environmental feel-goodism, the next political “fix” for the next transient market failure – and never notice that by doing so they’re creating the political conditions in which malignant growths like SOPAs inevitably flourish.

So here’s a clue: the only way to keep your freedom – on the Internet or anywhere else – is to defend everyone else’s freedom as well, by keeping your government tiny and starved and rigidly constrained in what it can do. Otherwise, the future you’re begging for is SOPAs without end.
Source: http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=4009

Interesting read.



And worth a watch.

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:36 PM   #646
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #648
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Poor Ronny.


I call him Ronny btw.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #649
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I was wondering if that was supposed to be "anyone other than Newt or Mitt" or if that was actually supposed to be Ron Paul.
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20+20+19 = 59%.

Or they are missing about 41% of the vote - I don't think that is "anyone other than Newt or Mitt". Unless over 40% of the people they polled chose "None of the above".

...Okay, I could believe that.
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I was wondering if that was supposed to be "anyone other than Newt or Mitt" or if that was actually supposed to be Ron Paul.
My guess is probably that they intended "Anyone Else" and not "Someone Else", but it's still funny.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #652
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On another note, other than the Media screwing Ron Paul...

http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-uss-oa...,5635457.story

Oh no they di'nt.
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Thank you for differentiating "the daily show" from "news outlet", I will sleep better tonight.


on a really off note
i was surfin the interwebz the other day
and just tell me what looks odd on this page
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who remembers this?
when the citizens trying to protect their person and homes had their guns confiscated by the US govt during katrina

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Sadly, the daily show is about as informative as the rest of the news outlets - which should illustrate how bad news outlets have gotten.
Quoted for truth.

At least they are willing to lampoon everyones hypocrisy as it presents easy targets.
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who remembers this?
when the citizens trying to protect their person and homes had their guns confiscated by the US govt during katrina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4
That is tough to watch.

We are only one perceived or contrived national emergency away from having that happen anywhere or everywhere. Anyone who doesn't believe it is no student of history. It happened here already and can again. Some people just need to touch the stove themselves before they figure out it is hot.

I worry about the forced removal of my rights in the hurricane state I live in, too. Nobody ever wants to think about the police going door to door doing "welfare checks" after a storm and pulling people out of their homes and leaving their property wide open for the thugs and looters. I know good smart cops but most of them I know couldn't hold a decent job doing anything more than working for UPS. They will do whatever the **** somebody in charge tells them to do regardless of its legality or constitutionality. They are afraid not to.
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when the citizens trying to protect their person and homes had their guns confiscated by the US govt during katrina
Wow that is total BS.

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Yup. As Ron Paul puts it, the government's job is NOT to protect people from themselves. If they want to stay home before, during or after a disaster, the gov. should pat them on the back and say, "Good Luck," not, "Pack your **** before I pummel your face and steal your only form of personal protection."
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Just for the sake of argument, it is very expensive to rescue people when they get trapped by flood waters or whatever so how do we weigh that vs peoples desire to protect their property, something I completely understand, respect and agree with?
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