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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 14th, 2018, 3:56 am

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I  guess people around here don't read xkcd. I can see ppauper, but et tu? 496, to be specific.


Haha - I see. It did seem strange. But not like any of us read The Constitution and BoR every day.

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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 15th, 2018, 8:09 am

Libertarian Gary Johnson says his $250G in cannabis stocks irrelevant to his backing of legalized marijuana
Gary Johnson shows the problem with the small 3rd parties. If you look at what he believes, he's a RINO not a libertarian. Ron Paul is a libertarian. Because the 3rd parties are so small, it's comparatively easy for an outsider to bring in his own supporters and win the presidential nomination.
I remember two things about Gary Johnson's 2016 campaign. He was asked (by Hugh Hewitt?) what he would do about Aleppo, and replied, "What's a leppo?"
And he was asked about the TPP trade deal, and said, "I'm in favor of free trade so I guess I'm in favor of it." Clearly a well-thought out response on an important topic by someone running for president. Meanwhile, the actual libertarian (Ron Paul) opposed TPP, saying that TPP was over 5,000 pages long, and was managed trade not free trade, continuing to say that you could do a actual free trade deal in a page or two.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 15th, 2018, 11:37 am

It is entirely unclear what a libertarian is doing in the House Of Trump.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 15th, 2018, 11:55 am

 you'll find a lot of trump supporters are on the conservative-libertarian nexus: they want smaller government and an end to the surveillance state that flourished under Obama
Rand (son of Ron) Paul is probably the closest thing to a libertarian in the senate these days, and it also seems that he's the closest senator to president trump
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 15th, 2018, 12:00 pm

While I have sympathy for many libertarian causes, the Paul family seems to carry a madness gene of their own. Naming your baby Rand speaks volumes
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 15th, 2018, 12:16 pm

He's called "Randal" and used to call himself "Randy" until his wife came up with "Rand"
If you read Ron Paul's books (End The Fed has some hilarious chapters about conversations with Greenspan and Bernanke), you'll know that (unlike Greenspan) Ron Paul was never an Ayn Rand acolyte, if that's what you're driving at. He tells a great story about getting hold of an old Ayn Rand publication containing the infamous greenspan article and getting greenspan to autograph it after a congressional meeting
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 15th, 2018, 1:17 pm

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 you'll find a lot of trump supporters are on the conservative-libertarian nexus: they want smaller government and an end to the surveillance state that flourished under Obama
Rand (son of Ron) Paul is probably the closest thing to a libertarian in the senate these days, and it also seems that he's the closest senator to president trump

Which one? The late Randy Rowdy Piper??
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 15th, 2018, 1:17 pm

 
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

September 19th, 2018, 12:07 pm

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While sad, that actually sounds plausible. I bet the number of college students who have never bought a stamp and affixed it to a letter is large and rapidly growing.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

Yesterday, 5:27 am

three yalies estimate there are 22 million illegals in the US

Yale Study Finds Twice as Many Undocumented Immigrants as Previous Estimates
by Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi, Jonathan S. Feinstein, Edward H. Kaplan
with a name like "Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi," he's obviously a white supremist

the journal article

the "accepted" number had been 11.3 million, which many people were suspicious of because it hadn't changed for decades.
The results, published in PLOS ONE, surprised the authors themselves. They started with the extremely conservative model and expected the results to be well below 11.3 million.
“Our original idea was just to do a sanity check on the existing number,” says Edward Kaplan, the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research at the Yale School of Management. “Instead of a number which was smaller, we got a number that was 50% higher. That caused us to scratch our heads.”
Jonathan Feinstein, the John G. Searle Professor of Economics and Management at Yale SOM, adds, “There’s a number that everybody quotes, but when you actually dig down and say, ‘What is it based on?’ You find it’s based on one very specific survey and possibly an approach that has some difficulties. So we went in and just took a very different approach.”

The "average" figure from this groundbreaking new study is 22.1 million

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