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Billionaire Peter Thiel Gives Another $1.7 Million to 'Endorse Liberty' Super PAC

We're in the money! Peter Thiel gives Endorse Liberty Super PAC another $1.7 million

Billionaire Peter Thiel has poured $1.7 million more into a super PAC supporting presidential candidate Ron Paul, bringing his total contributions to $2.6 million.

Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission today show that Thiel, a Silicon Valley investor, made the additional contributions to the Endorse Liberty PAC in the first half of January.

Thiel, a libertarian, is the single largest donor to the PAC.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriebennett/2012/02/20/billion...



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they make great videos who cares where the loot comes from, i wish they would buy super brochures for the whole state of new york and penn and vermont lol that would be sweet

food for thought

‘PayPal Mafia’ Gets Richer

http://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/paypal-mafia-g...

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

just like the fed conspiracy on paul

food for thought too

or foot

Real entrepreneurs versus Fed backed Wall Street donors

Thank you Mr. Thiel!

If Lockheed Martin, BAE, Goldman Sachs or any big corporation living off the largesse of the taxpayer gave a large donation, that would give me pause.

Of course the big donor to Dr. Paul WOULD be someone involved in startups and hedge funds - the engines of modern capitalism. Unlike fractional banks and crony corporations, you actually need skill to make money in the free market.

Hey

Billionaires should be allowed to help too.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcGSi286a4&feature=plcp&cont...

Wow...

I had quite a diatribe ready to save but... if you don't have anything nice to say to fellow RP supporters I guess I shouldn't say anything.

I would never thank this man for anything. However, I am glad that Endorse Liberty has some more dough to fight for Ron Paul!

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

What is the worst thing he has done?

I have not heard anything about him, except that he has supported liberty with millions of dollars.

And that's a very good thing.

For Petes Sake

Get off the mans back people. I say thanks Pete. I and many freedom lovers really appriciate all that you do to help Dr. Paul win the white house. Keep up the good work your a real hero in my book.

dave anderson

Some people are uncomfortable with this.

We pride ourselves on being funded by many small donations, and not having friends among the rich and powerful. We criticize Romney et al for taking big money from Big Business, so are we hypocrites for taking Theil's money? My answer is a resounding NO!

There's nothing wrong with politicians taking money to finance their campaigns, from whatever source. The problem that we (rightly) point out, is that most of the time this leads to the politicians doing the bidding of their donors, who want special privileges from the government. That's true with all the other GOP candidates in the primary. However, it's different with Paul. First, we know Paul would never compromise his principle. Period. So even if you assume that Theil is in the same camp as the Goldman Sachs donors who fund Romney, well that just means Theil is wasting his money, because Paul's not going to be handing out favors once he's in office. Secondly, Theil really does appear to be a libertarian, and every indication is that he's supporting Paul for the right reasons (the same reasons we're all supporting Paul), not trying to get favors in exchange for his donations.

So I say, thank you Mr. Theil! Whatever your motives (and I for one think they're noble) you are helping the cause of liberty!

Remember, big business is not inherently bad. The problem is collusion between big business and the State, and with Paul as the politician who would be in a position to hand out favors...well, we don't have to worry about that, do we?

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

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+1. Thank You for making this honest and common sense point

That I couldn't have conveyed better than you did.

Yes, the wealthy isn't supposed to be the foe.

Cronyism of the wealthy with governmental and/or regulatory power on a non-free, biased game market IS the evil.

This demotivate those who could be successful on a free market to continue play fairly... Since nobody else does anyway.. So, either they leave the mess along with their capital or they become part of the buddy system coziness... Either way it s always the same who get wiped out and crunched by taxes and lousier and lousier jobs: the middle class.

The true wealth of a country is the ponderated wealth of every single member of its middle class.

Destroy the honest working middle class, and you destroy not just the heart but also the soul of its working and innovative force.

All in all, the safest way to a planned economy where only a handful of privileged bureaucrats and corporate execs will decide of the fate of a whole People.

Peter Thiel could have SO MUCH more easily given to Obomney or The Grinch.

Now, I know where he stands: with us.

IMO

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Yo! Dudes! It's a Super PAC!

Ron has no control over it. He can neither control what it says or require it to return a donation.

It's just a bunch of guys with a WHOLE bunch of money spending it to help Ron, the cause of Liberty, or whatever they're up to, the way that THEY think is best.

So there's no hypocrisy issue. If some rich guys decide to support him and put together an organization to do so, it's just his tough luck.

(We should ALL have tough luck like that. B-) )

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

Money is money. The campaign

Money is money. The campaign needs a whoooooole lot of it to compete with the coming Obama steamroller. If they're giving, the campaign is taking.

Is that what politicians say when they receive $ from banksters.

and these banksters don't care how their money is used and don't want payback is what you are saying.

jj

Paul supporters already know

Paul supporters already know that he is not interested in giving out favors in exchange for monetary support, so what is your beef exactly?

huh??? what's your biff?

Money is not directly going to Paul's official campaign, so I can't speak about Ron because he has not and cannot officially accept or decline the donation from the inner group of Bilderberg Group.

Paul has said publicly before that this group works secretly on how to steal natural resources, monetary system, etc.. He, on the other hand, says that his focus is on getting our freedom back.

A difference b/w someone just invited to pop in one of those meetings. Another is to be on its steering committee. When it was revealed that Perry attended one of those meetings, some RP supporters went ballistic spreading that he is part of this shady group. yet, when they give money, like the fed reserve bank gives money to its buddies, some rp supporters don't care about this type of money but are concerned about fed reserve money as they can't get their hands on it.

jj

Ya, I often said..let Goldman

Ya, I often said..let Goldman Sachs drop a million bucks on Ron and it would destroy our whole movement...

heh.

We will take money from everyone and spin that hay into GOLD!!

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jj

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"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Google it, it is on wikipedia...

When I read a comment on DP today on this same posting noting his being in the inner secretive circle of Bilderberg (that Paul has openly voiced objections to), I googled his name. Bilberberg/Fed/IMF/Rockefeller/Romney/Obama/Cheney are all of the same establishment group.

jj

I'm Quit Sure Not All Bilderbergers Are Bad Guys...Thanks Pete!

"Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged"

Perhaps...

According to Alex Jones avid fans, all Bilderberger is bad. For example, Alex Jones fans were all over the place saying how Rick Perry is a bilderberger because he received an invitation. It is like saying not all neocons are bad.

The inner circle like those on the steering committee may be questionable.

jj

Alex Jones is a drama queen

Alex Jones is a drama queen looking for an audience big enough to support his lifestyle. If you continue to support him, you feed the monster.

Source?

...for attending Bilderberg?

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Thank You So Much

If Its A 'Big Deal', You Can Bet It Came From Pete Thiel...

Cheers to Peter Thiel!

PT is a patriot and a hero! Thank you!

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Okay, now, dear Peter...

...

You totally rock, man.

Thank You for Liberty, Peter!

Ron Paul 2012 !

QUICK !

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

This guy is amazing.

He also donated a lot of money to the BlueSeed project. A project for seastanding offshore for entrepreneurs who want to create business and jobs in America but they can't because the current immigration and regulatory regime.

More information: http://www.blueseed.co/

Hey Genius

Can the linked article be any more vague, and incomprehensible?

Seriously. WTF?! If Peter has strong views that are contrary to ours, can you find a reasonably well written and concise post?!!!

That garbage you linked to, is absolute drivel. I can't make heads or tails of it. There are at least 20 paragraphs on the Wizard of Oz???

And I defy someone to, sentence by sentence, explain what this paragraph is getting at:

Yet when it comes to the recently infamous SuperPAC, things have changed. Because as Politico reports, of the roughly $3.4 million total in cash raised by the pro-Paul group Endorse Liberty since its founding on December 20, none other than PayPal cofounder and Clarium Capital chief Peter Thiel has donated $2.6 million. So as the renegade financier, whose opinion on Ben Bernanke and the gold standard is well-known to Zero Hedge regulars emerges as a primary backer of all that is wrong with the status quo, and the Ben Bernanke way of monetary suicide, we wonder who is next? Actually, scratch that: Bill Gross has already made his opinion well known vis-a-vis Ron Paul's candidacy. Isn't it about time the Newport Beach multibillionaire reached into his back pocket and put his money where his mouth is, especially following his tongue in cheek endorsement of Ron Paul for president?

You've posted it I don't know how many times. Why don't you F'N explain it. Because if there is a problem with Peter, I sincerely want to know the details. Audio or video of Peter describing his views would be wonderful, we could get it from the man himself. Or perhaps an observer could muster, in plain FRIGGIN ENGLISH, what the problem is...

sheesh.

zero hedge - in general

I'm not sure how familiar you are with the site but it does serve it's purpose - to day traders. I have to sift through pages and pages of stuff to find things that are relevant. Politics aren't exactly their thing outside of how the central banks cause flash crashes and how big banksters have caused silver shorts.

I would personally ignore the article remembering that Theil and others came under tremendous scrutiny for dropping Wikileaks like a hot potato and about two seconds of thinking points in the direction that this wasn't by choice.

Consider the source in this case is my suggestion.