stufftolookatwhileyourehigh:

america gettin PWNED

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statistsgonnastate:

I just love how so many are claiming ignorance of what happened to the Al-awlakis, when it wasn’t just all over Tumblr but even on their popular left-leaning comedy shows. There’s a difference between honestly not knowing that something happened, and willfully ignoring it because it doesn’t fit into your nice little Obama-loving box.

statistsgonnastate:

eltigrechico:

“Who cares about due process? What’s really important is not having to pay 9 dollars for birth control.” -idiots

How perfect that I should find this right after my last post.

a-petro-manifesto:

thescienceofrealities:

super-eklectic1:

faineemae:

just-close-ur-eyes:

Where is this from?!

The bollywood movie, Kurbaan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-LhnzszFOw  

in my netflix queue

This is fucking brilliant.

I can’t love this enough.

  • Me: Am I free to assemble a protest of peaceful peers?
  • Government: Only with a permit.
  • Me: Am I free to travel?
  • Government: Only with a passport.
  • Me: Am I free to pursue my own ideas of happiness?
  • Government: Only within these constraints.
  • Me: Am I free to start a business?
  • Government: Only with a license.
  • Me: Am I free to marry who I wish?
  • Government: Only with my consent.
  • Me: Am I free?
  • Government: I'm legally obligated to say that you are.
  • Government: Stop asking so many questions.

laliberty:

ryking:

The Fed is the foundation of our economic system. It keeps inflation down, interest rates moderate, prices stable, regulates and provides financial services to our entire banking system, and thereby ensures the system doesn’t collapse. It needs more regulating, not abolishing.

The Fed is vital to setting Monetary Policy; otherwise, we’d have to return to Fiscal Policy, which requires Congress and the White House to make taxation and budgetary changes through the legislative process — a process that can’t keep up with our rapidly-moving economy. Further, Monetary Policy — unlike Fiscal Policy — is not subject to the whims of a political party.

Your demand that banks no longer engage in fractional reserve banking means that you oppose banks lending money. No more business loans, home loans, student loans, car loans, credit cards. Your ignorance — and your willingness to parrot discredited right-wing talking points that you clearly don’t understand in an attempt to co-opt progressives — is astounding. — Ryking

First, the Fed has accomplished essentially none of what you claim it has. The Fed’s only tool is to inflate - and it has persistently used this tool to the great detriment of the value of our currency. Money printing is inflation. Though I honestly can’t fault your misunderstanding when the world’s leading inflationist doesn’t himself know what inflation is.

But as to your contention that ending fractional reserve banking would put an end to loaning money: this is absolutely incorrect.

Let’s consider a car rental business. When it procures a vehicle to rent out, it cannot rent it simultaneously to five different people at the same time. Not only would this be irresponsible, it would be impossible. But this is what fractional reserve banking is: an essentially legitimized pyramid scheme - and why, along with it being a debt-based system among other criticisms, it is considered fraudulent.

Those of us wary of fractional reserve banking simply want banks to function like responsible businesses with real holdings, and not grant them the magical ability to multiply their supply of rentable assets. Also, doing so would allow the interest rates (the price to rent money, as it were) to be set through the natural mechanism of supply and demand. The more people save, the more there is available to loan, the lower the interest rates (to entice people to borrow). The less people save, the less there is available to loan, the higher the interest rate (to entice people to save). This organically pushes the system to maintain stability by allowing for greater risk and entrepreneurship during times of plenty and fostering prudence and thriftiness during times of want.

Would there be less available for people to borrow? Absolutely. But this accomplishes a number of positive things: loans made would be demonstrably less risky (and less ‘predatory’) which in turn prevents the malinvestment bubbles that precede crashes and recessions like the one we are in now; many financially unhealthy businesses would necessarily liquidate or declare bankruptcy thereby, clearing the way for responsible businesses to make better use of wasted resources; those with debt up to their eyeballs would not be motivated to make their financial situation more dire; etc.

So, again: when it comes to banks, those of us wary of fractional reserve banking simply want less fraudulent sorcery and more tangible reality.

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"Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called “diversity” actually perpetuate racism. Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racist. The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence, not skin color, gender, or ethnicity."
— Ron Paul (via ronpaulrevolution)

libertyidaho:

Please follow my Ron Paul Revolution Tumblr Blog. Also, I’ve been stuck and haven’t been getting as many new followers on it lately, so i’d appreciate it if you’d help me spread it around!

Also, I’ve decided to to go a different direction with the blog. Instead of posting so many quotes and…

libertyidaho:

The purpose of government is to negate freedom.

"We should not think in terms of whites, blacks, Hispanics, and other such groups. That kind of thinking only divides us. The only us-versus-them thinking in which we might indulge is the people- all the people- versus the government, which loots and lies to us all, threatens our liberties, and shreds our Constitution. That’s not a white or black issue. That’s an American issue…"
— Ron Paul (via erintheheroine)