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#1 Marmot

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:01 AM

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, aided by an extraordinary outpouring of Internet support Monday, hauled in more than $3.5 million in 20 hours.

Paul, the Texas congressman with a Libertarian tilt and an out-of-Iraq pitch, entered heady fundraising territory with a surge of Web-based giving tied to the commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day.

Fawkes was a British mercenary who failed in his attempt to kill King James I on Nov. 5, 1605. He also was the model for the protagonist in the movie "V for Vendetta." Paul backers motivated donors on the Internet with mashed-up clips of the film on the online video site YouTube as well as the Guy Fawkes Day refrain: "Remember, remember the 5th of November."

Paul's total deposed Mitt Romney as the single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field. When it comes to sums amassed in one day, Paul now ranks only behind Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton, who raised nearly $6.2 million on June 30, and Barack Obama.

Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said the effort began independently about two months ago at the hands of Paul's backers. He said Paul picked up on the movement, mentioning in it speeches and interviews.

"It's been kind of building up virally," Benton said.

The $3.5 million, he said, represented online contributions from more than 22,000 donors.

Paul has been lagging in the polls behind Republican front-runners. But he captured national attention at the end of September when he reported raising $5.2 million in three months, putting him fourth among Republican presidential candidates in fundraising for the quarter.

Paul as of Monday had raised $6.3 million since Oct. 1, more than half his goal of $12 million by the end of the year, according to his Web site.

Paul advocates limited government and low taxes like other Republicans, but he stands alone as the only GOP presidential candidate opposed to the Iraq war. He also has opposed Bush administration security measures that he says encroach on civil liberties.


:fogetbackflip: lets celebrait
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#2 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:04 AM

yeah well the internet also made Snakes on a Plane get all the fame it did and it was a commercial failure.

this was pretty amazing in how Ron Paul is a complete failure but throws buzzwords and everyone somehow forgets Republican means "degenerate" and throws money his way.

YES MY RIGHTS TAKE THEM AWAY!!!

ps KK4 get the fuck out.

edit: the absolute best part is how fucking stupid he is and how he thinks Guy Fawkes Day is some celebration of a revolutionary idol instead of a fuckwit who got caught.

Ron Paul: where being burnt in effigy is the finest a man can expect.
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#3 Marmot

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:10 AM

man maybe ron paul winning wouldnt be that bad

it would be a recipe for socialist revolution

smaller army, tax reduction (thus less resources for the state), the destruction of every gain made by workers through the 20th century, the introduction of terrible economic policies (laissez faire)

if that isnt a recipe for revolution i dont know what it is.
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#4 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:15 AM

you know marmot most of us don't want a social revolution to come through mass murder like DESTROYING THE FDA would cause!!!
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:16 AM

you know marmot most of us don't want a social revolution to come through mass murder like DESTROYING THE FDA would cause!!!


whats the fda
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#6 Marmot

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:18 AM

you know marmot most of us don't want a social revolution to come through mass murder like DESTROYING THE FDA would cause!!!


also i wasnt being serious of that being "positive"

but its true anyway

and besides even if he wins nobody is going to let him do shit. that is the reason why only alex jones types, internet nerds, white supremacists, and deranged yuppies support him
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:19 AM

food and drug administration; they make it so corporations can't release poisonous or bad products on the market.

the libertarian solution; the market will self correct because via word of mouth, people will stop buying poison.

of course the fact that this will kill a lot of people before self correction infinitely considering products change escapes them.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:20 AM

RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T. RON PAUL IS FAGG0T.

I'll probably get warned for this (per usual) but I felt a need to express my dislike for Ron Paul.
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#9 Marmot

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:20 AM

you know marmot most of us don't want a social revolution to come through mass murder like DESTROYING THE FDA would cause!!!


also i wasnt being serious of that being "positive"

but its true anyway

and besides even if he wins nobody is going to let him do shit. that is the reason why only alex jones types, internet nerds, white supremacists, and deranged yuppies support him
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:32 AM

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#11 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:38 AM

ahaha NO AMNESTY.

only ron paul could make NO AMNESTY a slogan.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:03 AM

I donated. I am quite pleased.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:52 AM

I'd hate to break it to you Marmot, but the general American public are too lazy for a revolution of any sort.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:36 AM

Good, now let's hope he hurries up and quickly renounces unnecessary bonds with organizations such as the UN, the NAFTA, and the WTO. Who needs them anyway? Certainly not the US, because the US is all about us! I also reckon that this kind of money will be quite useful for when the US start building that big wall around their borders. All in all, what the US really need is a wall.

Actually I'm arguing in this topic right now, but I'm wondering whether I shouldn't really just lock it. Just about everybody on this forum is quite strongly against Ron Paul, and I think that not only is this going to end in tears, it's also not going to open anyone's eyes. (If any of you has anything to say, now's the time!)


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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:16 AM

food and drug administration; they make it so corporations can't release poisonous or bad products on the market.

the libertarian solution; the market will self correct because via word of mouth, people will stop buying poison.

of course the fact that this will kill a lot of people before self correction infinitely considering products change escapes them.

black/white yo

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:01 PM

Actually I'm arguing in this topic right now, but I'm wondering whether I shouldn't really just lock it. Just about everybody on this forum is quite strongly against Ron Paul, and I think that not only is this going to end in tears, it's also not going to open anyone's eyes. (If any of you has anything to say, now's the time!)


I'm not. :)

Well, not strongly anyways. He still seems better than the rest of the candidates in my opinion. And I am perfectly happy to elaborate peacefully and without arbitrary emotion if anyone has any questions.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:56 PM

Alright, let's start with the most obvious, then. Why do you think it's a good idea for the US to end its affiliations with various important international treaties and organizations? Like I said before, the UN and WTO are on his list of memberships to relinquish. He cites various ridiculous reasons, for example "And a free America, with limited, constitutional government, would be gone forever." (taken directly from his site). How on earth can you stand behind such a viewpoint?


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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:11 PM

Just about everybody on this forum is quite strongly against Ron Paul, and I think that not only is this going to end in tears, it's also not going to open anyone's eyes. (If any of you has anything to say, now's the time!)

Unfortunately, you are going to be quite wrong about this. More and more people that I meet in real life express their approval of Ron Paul as "better than the other candidates," with DJH47 exemplifying it. His "cult" following among the teenager and college-student demographic is quite alarming, largely due to the internet, but also mainly because naive youngsters think its "cool" to support a candidate that supposedly gives power to the people and takes (all) power away from the government. YAY

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:18 PM

I met someone who was going to vote for him because she considers herself a libertarian.  When I asked her if she had any idea what his views are, she said no.  I told her to just read some of the things that comes out of his mouth.


I think THIS is the problem here.  I'd vote Andy Rooney way before I'd vote Ron Paul.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:20 PM

black/white yo


what?

ok lars.

what would arise from the dissolution of the FDA, other than the FDA again (which would still require at least some market correction, meaning mass death and illness) or a continual market correction?

anyone who thinks Ron Paul is a good idea needs to take a look at http://www.brokenlib...an.org/ronpaul/ which contains a fairly objective look at Dr. Paul, and it quickly becomes clear that he's a terrible candidate.

anyone who thinks a libertarian in charge of the country is a good idea needs to wikipedia externalities or take an econ class above 101.

I don't see how the angry atheists that make up libertarianism can deal with shit like this:

"Values Voter Presidential Debate"

On September 17th 2007, Ron Paul participated in the "Values Voter Presidential Debate". The complete video footage of the debate can be watched here, and the results of the debate's "speed round" questions can be read in PDF format here.

Of particular note is is the question asked by Tom DeRosa of the Institute for Creation Research: "Will your office support and encourage a more open approach to education in the presentation of scientific facts that contradict the theory of evolution?" (See 125m43s in the video footage linked above.) Ron Paul answered this question "yes".


and his war on Christmas and shit, but then again, I have enough brain cells to rub together to figure out that DR. PAUL would ruin the country and they don't have enough to realize he's a hypocritical piece of dogshit.

I'm not. :)

Well, not strongly anyways. He still seems better than the rest of the candidates in my opinion. And I am perfectly happy to elaborate peacefully and without arbitrary emotion if anyone has any questions.


any of the Republicans but when your competition is bloodsuckers and Mormons, it's not hard for an asylum escapee to appear like the best choice.

Hillary is possibly a better candidate than Ron Paul and that's saying something.
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