JOBSEARCH: My quote for all my turkeys

I was quoted more than a decade ago in Execunet saying

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“Time has not stood still. Age is not respected. Experience is not valued. And, Education is not revered.”

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More true today than a decade ago.

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USA: Ron Paul’s after the debate report!


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September 7, 2007

Has this been a hectic and encouraging time! First we got almost 17% in the Texas straw poll, an event set-up to represent the establishment, with very restrictive voting rules. That 17% of the Republican hierarchy would support our views, after a full day of pro-war propaganda, is good news. Then we won the more open Maryland Republican straw poll with 28%. In both cases, as usual, hard-working, well-organized volunteers made all the difference.

The Fox debate was a lot of fun as well. It’s true that a few of the network people are not exactly with us on foreign or domestic policy (though one famous guy whispered to me that he is a libertarian), but the audience-with lots of students from the University of New Hampshire-was definitely fair and balanced, as their enthusiastic reaction showed.

My opponents called for more war, more torture, more secret prisons, more eavesdropping, more presidential power. Some seemed to identify the government and the people as if they were one entity. But you and I know that once the government moves beyond its very limited constitutional mandate, it is an opponent of the people, a rip-off operation that takes our money and our freedom and our social peace, and gives us a mess of statist pottage in return.

The government failed miserably on 911 to protect us, despite spending trillions. So the answer was supposed to be the giant, socialist Department of Homeland Security, protecting you and me from taking our toothpaste on the airplane. I was ridiculed for saying that the airlines, which know best how to protect their property, should have been allowed to arm their pilots. But then, you and I really believe in the Second Amendment. It is not just a political slogan for us.

When I discussed the blowback that came from us intervening on the Arabian peninsula, Chris Wallace asked me if I wanted to follow the marching orders of al-Qaeda. I responded that I wanted to follow the marching orders of the Constitution, and not wage undeclared, aggressive wars that cause us only trouble. This is a mystifying to some, of course, but not to more and more Americans.

There was much talk of taxes, and a pledge not to raise rates. But as usual, I was not allowed to discuss my lifelong pledge to abolish the income tax. Just holding the line, when the government takes such vast sums through an illegitimate guilty-until-proven-innocent system, is hardly enough. We need to slash taxes and spending if we are to have a future of prosperity for ourselves and our families.

After the debate, many young people gathered around the stage to discuss our ideas and ask questions about them (and to have me sign their badges). My colleagues got no such response, and after a few moments, “security” ordered me off the stage. Can’t have any such demonstration of interest in liberty.

But the young are with us, and so are Americans of every stripe. Even party officials. When one of my opponent said it was OK to lose elections through supporting the Iraq war, that set party people’s teeth on edge, and rightly so. The Republican party is shrinking. We need new people. It’s either our ideas or President Hillary, and more and more people recognize it.

But the media, and everyone else, will be looking at fundraising totals at the end of this month. They’ll judge us by how we do. And we need help to wage what we hope will be a full-scale, 50-state campaign. Please help me head into the next quarter fully armed to do battle for freedom, peace and prosperity. Make your most generous contribution This Revolution is on the move, but it very much needs your support.



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Go Ron Paul!

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TECHNOLOGY: Not recommended for airline travel CVS glucose syrup


For those of you who are a diabetic or travel with one, CVS produces a small 2 ounce glucose syrup for low blood sugar reactions. (A liquid that can be drizzled into the mouth carefully to avoid choking is ideal. There is a paste, a little like tooth paste, that you administer similarly. It’s a little harder to work with than the syrup. Clearly, a glycogen injection syringe is the gold standard, but the TSA might take a dim view of it.)

Anyway, this is not recommended for airline travel. The change in cabin pressure causes seepage. (It was in a plastic bag. But everything in the bag with it was sticky.)

Imagine if you had it in your pocket? Yuck!

By extension, I would suggest that all liquids, even those sealed might be subject to the same effect.

Forewarned is “four armed”!

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USA: What a small DOD should do

DOD 101
by Laurence M. Vance

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The purpose of the U.S. military should be to defend the United States. That’s it. Nothing more. Using the military for anything else perverts the purpose of the military. It is not the purpose of the U.S. military to spread democracy or goodwill, remove dictators, change a regime, fight communism or Islam, train foreign armies, open foreign markets, protect U.S. commercial interests, provide disaster relief, or provide humanitarian aid. The U.S. military should be engaged exclusively in defending the United States, not defending other countries, and certainly not attacking them. Now that is real DOD 101.

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I would quibble ever so slightly that providing disaster relief is a good training exercise. With a vastly reduced military necessary to defend the Constitutional US of A, they may need “stuff” to do to keep them from being “flabby”. So helping in a NOLA or a forest fire might be good “exercise”. A small quibble.

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