INTERESTING: now I’m compelled to accommodate him

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Solving the Abortion Conundrum
by Gene Callahan

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Is there no way out of this impasse? I suggest there is, and will begin my effort to indicate the direction to head with an analogy. Imagine you are sailing your boat along at sea, minding your own business, when you hear a noise behind you. You turn around and find a bedraggled looking man climbing from out of the waves onto your craft.

“Thank God you happened by!” he says. “My ship sank, and I’ve been clinging to the mast for a day now. I had almost given up hope.”

You nod solemnly at him, walk across the deck, pick him up, and throw him back in the ocean. “You see,” you explain to an imagined audience of shocked onlookers, “he was trespassing. I came out here for some solitude, and the idea that now I’m compelled to accommodate him makes me into kind of a slave, doesn’t it?”

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I like looking a difficult problems thru the lens of humor.

The current “system” is a disaster. Putting the gooferment “in charge” of anything isn’t going to “solve” any problem.

If one is “pro-life”, as I am, you must deal with all the children in the foster care system. If you are “pro-choice”, then you have to deal with the “right to life” enshrined in the Constitution. Regardless of side, I think we can all agree that the gooferment has done a terrible job of whatever the problem is?


If “no”, please explain the current mess to me.

So, we have turn down the temperature of the debate. As libertarians, the first principle is non-aggression. So no one will be forced to do anything.

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POLITICAL: Where I disagree with Ron Paul

Sunday, December 16, 2007

An Interview With Ron Paul
by Doug Casey

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DC: Much of the politicking this campaign season has certain religious overtones. Are you a believer in a strict separation of church and state?

RP: Yes. However, I believe state and local communities have the right to adopt policies such as school prayer without interference from the Federal Judiciary or any other branch of the federal government.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I am not wavering in my support for Ron Paul. He’s closer to my thinking than any politician that I can EVER remember. I can only think of one fellow who I think might have been a better President and that would be Harry Browne.

That being said. Lest you think I am a mindless sheep.

I disagree with Ron Paul on the role of gooferment in education AT ANY LEVEL. Federal, state, or local. I see ZERO difference between the radiclization of Muslims in their subsidized schools, the communist “reeducation” camps, education in totalitarian regimes, and our gooferment skoolz in the good old US of A.

Remember that the purpose of “gooferment skools”, as designed in Prussia and imported to the US by Horace Man and his ilk, was to make easily led soldier for the army and factory workers for the elite.

No, sorry, every human is an “elite”. The Intelligent Designer put parents in charge of children. That’s good enough for me. Parents had them and they should provide for them. It’s not the gooferment’s job to eddycate them. And, no one should be forced at gunpoint to pay for it. That’s theft. Socialism at its best.

Ron’s right on abortion. It’s is a very hard issue. But, sticking the Federal Gooferment in the issue hasn’t helped at all. It’s very tough because the one role of gooferment is to protect our rights from foreign and domestic “enemies”. One of the rights enshrined in the Constitution is a right to life. But, we are a long way from calmly sorting that one out.

SO we have Big Gooferment in all sorts of stuff it shouldn’t be in and failing in its duties in the things is should be in. That’s a “big stable” to start mucking out. I’ll be happy if Ron Paul gets elected. It’s a very big load of “barbara streisand” to shovel out. Regan said something like a President can only get a few things done. He admitted a list of three things of which he only accomplished two. (Honest fellow!) If Ron can get two done, we’ll be much better off.

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POLITICS: Sunday December 16, 2007 – The day of Ron Paul will be placed in hearts of Americans everywhere!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I have my Cnote ready to sing. It’ll be the “opera” of the schmoes. Let them know that we are coming to clean “house” … the white house, the congress, the goofermnet in general. Time to delouse the places where all the “elite” plan “what’s good for us”. Argh!

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RON PAUL: Tea Party 2007: Show your commitment to Ron Paul

Sunday, December 16, 2007

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On December 16th, 1773, American colonists dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest an oppressive tax. This December 16th, American citizens will dump millions of dollars into the Ron Paul presidential campaign to protest the oppressive and unconstitutional inflation tax.
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Looks like it’s at 1.5 after the wee hours of the morning!

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LINKEDIN: never ever use your current employer’s email in LinkedIn

Sunday, December 16, 2007


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I decided to perform a small test of my own today… by simply sending out recommendation requests to those people I have actually worked with (as opposed to all the recruiters that are in my network). I’ll et you know the final results… but I’m already getting replies from people who have taken over colleagues email addresses at companies asking me who I am!!! Not a real good sign.

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Amazing what you find out when you look!

Here’s another reason why you should never ever use your current employer’s email in LinkedIn.

I rant about this all the time. Not your current employers! Not your ISP! Not gmail, yahoo, or whatever! It has to be from your own domain name.

Like “”!

No excuses. No reason not to. You’re supposed to be a pro, professional, it can be done for well under $100 bucks a year. It’s probably in the 60$/year range. That’s a little more than a dollar a week.

There’s no excuse for it.

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INTERESTING: John Stossel Interviews Ron Paul

Sunday, December 16, 2007 q

Absolutely great. He asks Ron Paul tough questions and lets him answer.

Makes sense to me!

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LINKEDIN: “Ron Paul” is also on LinkedIn

Sunday, December 16, 2007


>Re: Hilary For President
>Posted by: “Verdegem, Luc”
>Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:58 pm (PST)
>Sorry for this question,
>I was just wondering why there are not more “smart” politicians that use


“Ron Paul” is also on LinkedIn. I’m one of “his” loons. But, I would know more think of doing the old Star Trek Vulcan Mind Meld with that pseudo person

(I have to update my taxonomy of “Trolls you find on LinkedIn” with a new one “political alter egos”! — POLITICIANS. Sort of the opposite of ABILLGATES that high value target. This is imho a low value target.)

LINKEDIN: Updated taxonomy of LinkedIn “identities”

Those have to be a violation of the LinkedIn TOS, contrary to the spirit of LinkedIn, and injecting your politics into an inappropriate venue. IMHO.

I can’t see any upside to doing this. What’s next? Linking to your favorite cartoon character.

(Shaking my virtual, not virtuous, head in amazement.)

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