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[T]hink about global warming from the point of view of someone who grew up taking Ayn Rand seriously, believing that the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest is always good and that government is always the problem, never the solution. Along come some scientists declaring that unrestricted pursuit of self-interest will destroy the world, and that government intervention is the only answer. It doesn’t matter how market-friendly you make the proposed intervention; this is a direct challenge to the libertarian worldview.

And the natural reaction is denial — angry denial. Read or watch any extended debate over climate policy and you’ll be struck by the venom, the sheer rage, of the denialists.
Paul Krugman has concluded there’s something else going on other than greed in the growth of climate science denialism. (via holygoddamnshitballs)

Anonymous Hacks Neo-Nazi Website, Finds Ron Paul Connection

Internet hactivist group “Anonymous” broke into the white supremacist website America Third Position (A3P) and found more than they bargained for. In the document dump that consisted of private forum messages, emails, organizational notes and other personal information, they found connections with former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The documents revealed Paul held meetings with the group and regularly met with many A3P members, engaged in conference calls with their board of directors and participated in a “bridging tactic” between A3P and the Ron Paul Revolution. Not surprisingly, A3P is heavily involved in campaigning for Paul. Also revealed, Paul met with Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party — the UK fascist group with neo-Nazi roots.

Rand Paul is a classic example of an emperor that has no clothes. The clothes that Paul is lacking are American values of our founders.

In Federalist Paper 12, Alexander Hamilton wrote how government should be funded He wrote:

“The ability of a country to pay taxes must always be proportioned, in a great degree, to the quantity of money in circulation, and to the celerity with which it circulates. Commerce, contributing to both these objects, must of necessity render the payment of taxes easier, and facilitate the requisite supplies to the treasury.

“The wants of the government can never obtain an adequate supply, unless all the sources of revenue are open to its demands….”

That would include a proportional rate tax on the movement of all stock transactions. Hence, the $700-trillion-a-year OTC derivatives market; the $4-trillion-a-day Foreign Exchange derivatives market; the $1-trillion-a-day USB trades; $1.5-trillion-a-year drug cartel bank laundered money.

A 1% proportional rate would net the treasury about $70-trillion-a-year. Why isn’t Paul proposing such a transaction fee on these?

Paul says he putting up a fight against the Affordable Care Act, AKA, Good Samaritan Care. The AFC is a part of the general welfare provided by the Constitution (Art I Sec 8 Clause 1). The Constitution requires it to be funded.

If Paul’s a physician, his diagnosis of problems is sorely lacking. He should be avoided like the plague.

CBS Host Embarrasses Rand Paul Over Simplistic View of Congress: ‘It’s More Complicated’ | Video Cafe

"But you know, Senator, with all due respect," Schieffer interrupted. "It’s a little more complicated that that. Because you’ve got, not just Republicans versus Democrats, you’ve got Republicans versus Republicans. You’ve got House Republicans versus Senate Republicans versus. You’ve got Republican Senator Ted Cruz, whose advising House Republicans to go against their own leadership in the House."

"So, it’s going to take more than a conference committee," he added. "I mean, you’d have to set up 15 or 20 committees to try resolve all the controversies that are going on right now. I mean, do you disagree with that?"

underthemountainbunker:

Ron Paul got his
Think Progress: Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a libertarian hero, last year said that allowing Social Security to exist is akin to permitting slavery. But during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, Paul admitted to the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein that he collects Social Security checks anyway:

STEIN: A bit of a personal question then, are you on Social Security? Do you get Social Security checks?
PAUL: I do.
STEIN: Well, I mean, is there — you just told younger generations that they should ween themselves off this social contract.
PAUL: That is true.
STEIN: But you haven’t done it yourself…Don’t you think you chould have set a good example for the future generations. You’re not the wealthiest man in congress, I know that, but you have enough means to take care of yourself in retirement…Couldn’t you have set an example?
PAUL: No. I think the programs are so designed, just as I use the post office too, I use government highways, I do that too, I use the banks, the federal reserve system, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to remove this in the same way on Social Security.

It’s ‘the system,’ man. So while Paul got his, he’s working to cancel yours.

underthemountainbunker:

Ron Paul got his

Think Progress: Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a libertarian hero, last year said that allowing Social Security to exist is akin to permitting slavery. But during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, Paul admitted to the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein that he collects Social Security checks anyway:

STEIN: A bit of a personal question then, are you on Social Security? Do you get Social Security checks?

PAUL: I do.

STEIN: Well, I mean, is there — you just told younger generations that they should ween themselves off this social contract.

PAUL: That is true.

STEIN: But you haven’t done it yourself…Don’t you think you chould have set a good example for the future generations. You’re not the wealthiest man in congress, I know that, but you have enough means to take care of yourself in retirement…Couldn’t you have set an example?

PAUL: No. I think the programs are so designed, just as I use the post office too, I use government highways, I do that too, I use the banks, the federal reserve system, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to remove this in the same way on Social Security.

It’s ‘the system,’ man. So while Paul got his, he’s working to cancel yours.

Hypocrite Alert: Ron Paul is on Social Security!

  • STEIN: A bit of a personal question then, are you on Social Security? Do you get Social Security checks?
  • PAUL: I do.
  • STEIN: Well, I mean, is there — you just told younger generations that they should ween themselves off this social contract.
  • PAUL: That is true.
  • STEIN: But you haven’t done it yourself…Don’t you think you chould have set a good example for the future generations. You’re not the wealthiest man in congress, I know that, but you have enough means to take care of yourself in retirement…Couldn’t you have set an example?
  • PAUL: No. I think the programs are so designed, just as I use the post office too, I use government highways, I do that too, I use the banks, the federal reserve system, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to remove this in the same way on Social Security.
  • Ron Paul is a racist...and looney
Show this to an apaulogist and watch the dynamite go “boom.”

Show this to an apaulogist and watch the dynamite go “boom.”

Anonymous hacks White Supremist site, finds direct links to a certain Dr. Congressman

jasencomstock:

Also revealed: Ron Paul has held meetings with A3P and Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party — the notorious UK fascist group with neo-Nazi roots.

Members of the nationalist American Third Position Party (A3P), whose website was defaced by Anonymous, organised Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s meetings and campaigns, according emails hacked by the collective.

Chairman of the British National Party (BNP) Nick Griffin also took part in meetings with Paul and other representatives of A3P.

“According to these messages, Ron Paul has regularly met with many A3P members, even engaging in conference calls with their board of directors,” read a statement from Anonymous.

But people close to Paul’s operations said he was deeply involved in the company that produced the newsletters, Ron Paul & Associates, and closely monitored its operations, signing off on articles and speaking to staff members virtually every day.

“It was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the final product. . . . He would proof it,’’ said Renae Hathway, a former secretary in Paul’s company and a supporter of the Texas congressman.

The newsletters point to a rarely seen and somewhat opaque side of Paul, who has surprised the political community by becoming an important factor in the Republican race. The candidate, who has presented himself as a kindly doctor and political truth-teller, declined in a recent debate to release his tax returns, joking that he would be “embarrassed” about his income compared with that of his richer GOP rivals.
kelly-butter-tarts:

socialismartnature:

(Photo) Voting for Ron Paul would be harmful to humanity and the Earth — A Pro vs. Con balance-sheet » 
 Especially for my progressive/liberal friends who think Ron Paul is somehow an alternative just because he’s anti-war and supports the legalization of drugs.

Awesome.

these are reasons why apaulogism  is a bad thing

kelly-butter-tarts:

socialismartnature:

(Photo) Voting for Ron Paul would be harmful to humanity and the Earth — A Pro vs. Con balance-sheet »

Especially for my progressive/liberal friends who think Ron Paul is somehow an alternative just because he’s anti-war and supports the legalization of drugs.

Awesome.

these are reasons why apaulogism is a bad thing