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Pretty interesting piece. I especially like her response and later thinking during an encounter in which she was called "anti-capitalist":

“No,” I said. “I’m not.”
That night I found myself dwelling on the point. I am not anti-capitalist or indeed anti-anything; political systems are as imperfect and flawed as they may be helpful. They are structures, made by us – subject, like us, to entropy. The commitment to any singular ideology is dangerous.
Rather, I believe in values: honesty, openness, fairness, freedom. And freedom is something for which I understand the web to offer huge potential. The web is open, universal and decentralized. A structure that enables whole new social dialogues and ideas to exist and function, in ways never before thought possible. Voluntary systems we can opt in and out of, allowing us – perhaps – to co-exist between multiple possibilities, simultaneously and to meet different needs.

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Who would have thought that a few decades of genetic modification might prove inferior to selection processes spanning millions of years and breeding processes processes spanning thousands...

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This thing is worth reposting from time to time. I learn something new each time I study it, and it puts many economic arguments into perspective.

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+Joshua Wheelwright - you asked to continue the discussion, so here we go.

So, here are the grounds of current discussion - this list of points against Ron Paul. You tried to say his creationist slant wouldn't affect his politics, but I say it already has. We can continue on that point if you'd like, or we can choose another.


Mycal Whitlock - Yesterday 4:14 PM - Public

1. Eliminate the EPA: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/energy/

2 & 3. Eliminate Public Schools & Privatize Education: http://www.issues2000.org/2012/Ron_Paul_Education.htm and http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/homeschooling/

4. Allow Drilling On Protected Land: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/energy/

5 & 6. Deregulate The Market And Banking: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/12/17/ron-paul-i-dont-think-we-need-regulators/ & http://www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/free-trade/

7. Allow Discrimination: http://www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/civil-rights-act/

8. Eliminate The Minimum Wage: http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/09/ron-paul-abolish-minimum-wage-to-help-poor-people/

9. Destroy Unions And Workers Rights: http://www.issues2000.org/2012/Ron_Paul_Jobs.htm

10. Destroy Women's & Gay Rights: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctity_of_Life_Act & http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/House/Texas/Ron_Paul/Views/Gay_Marriage/

11. Abolish All Gun Laws: http://lewrockwell.com/orig11/clabough5.1.1.html

12. Promote Less Taxes for the Top 1%: http://www.issues2000.org/2012/Ron_Paul_Tax_Reform.htm

13. Promote Creationism over Evolution: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/29/scitech/main20098876.shtml

14. Eliminate All Public Safety Nets: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ron-paul-entitlements-are-not-rights/2012/01/08/gIQAbDsJjP_video.html

15. Protect Privacy of Sexual Predators: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/05/extreme-ron-paul-president-2012

16. Give No Amnesty or Immigrant Rights: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/

17. Value Property Owners Over All Others: http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/05/ron-paul-suggests-basic-freedoms-come-second-to-property-rights/

18. Eliminate U.S. And Foreign Disaster Aid: http://www.forbes.com/sites/benzingainsights/2011/08/29/ron-paul-thinks-fema-is-the-real-disaster/ & http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/11/foreign-aid-0



This reshare was solely inspired by the Paulbots on +Brenda Curtis's stream who haven't been bothered enough to educate themselves on the batshit insanery of Ron Paul.
I kinda dislike the one page here are the issues kinds thing because it is usually too hot button-y. But yeah, if you want to drop Ron Paul bombs in my threads here is why Oh Hell No, Not a fan. Nope.
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