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Breakfast at Bernie's

Seems to me there was a major turning point which took place on the morning Ron Paul had breakfast with Ben Bernanke. The campaign website scrubbed future events shortly after that, and then the mood turned to blaming us for the rudeness of the Romneybots.

While we may never know what happened during that little tete a tete, I think it is safe to assume it was NOT good for the cause of liberty.

Doug Wead waxed eloquently on Natural News Radio this morning (5/15) about the "buoyancy of the campaign" having to do with the likelihood of a Rand Paul presidential run in 2016. While Rand is the best we have in the Senate, he has drunk deeply from the neocon foreign policy Kool-aide jug, and can not possibly unite as many people behind him as his father has.

I wonder if we could get a FOIA request to reveal details of how the meeting was set up, and what was said, because it obviously (to me at least ) has had a huge impact on the future of not only the "REVOLUTION" but our country.



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Something triggered all those event cancellations...

I refuse to believe that Bernanke was kind to Dr. Paul.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Here's how it really went down.

http://www.dailypaul.com/232518/breakfast-at-bernankes-a-tal...

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

I've got Video of what happen'd to Ron:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_f1...

Honestly though...The Fed breakfast, all the weird campaign stuff right as we win AZ and OK...Unexpectedly!! And today there are bank runs in Greece. Silver and Gold are crashing (http://www.kitco.com/charts/livesilver.html), JPMorgan and their losses on Friday with emergency meetings..... Somethings up. Something big. Freak we may not even make it to the election, as "they" may have "other" plans.

We all know this movement isn't about Ron.
Those in power don't.

Its about US, our Children, our Liberties, our Constitution, our Country and our God. May we all be one in all we do. May we all ask the Lord for His help/blessing with our attempts to save our freedoms that He has given us, all the while remembering to ask for forgiveness for the mistakes we make. It is in God we trust! (NOT THE FED) With His help, no matter which one of us they take out, there will always be another standing to carry the Constitution of Freedom and Liberty to Victory!!!!

Check out Judge Nap's comment

Check out Judge Nap's comment on facebook:

"It's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."

Nah, I don't buy it

Paul has met with every chairman of the Fed since he's been in office, only to proceed right along with vehement criticism of the Fed. I remember Paul saying years ago that he'd never met one on one with Bernanke, and he'd welcome the opportunity. There's nothing suspicious here, political enemies DO talk with one another, they like to size each other up. Plus, they can me more honest one on one (that goes for Bernanke anyway), when the cameras are absent.

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

I think you may fail to realize

just how much the kingmakers have at stake right now...

I realize that...

...do you not realize that if Paul was going to sell out or back down under threats he would have done so 30 years ago, not now on the cusp of victory?

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

Not if they threatened...

to kill him and wipe out his entire family...

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Steve's right - that's exactly when someone would do something

so out of character, when they have NO choice.
Those with kids/grandchildren I know can see how this situation could arise

And you two base these speculations on...

...absolutely nothing.

Right, so I'm to take your hunch as evidence that Paul has been threatened with death and therefore made some super-secret deal with Bernanke? Remove the tinfoil hat, it's cutting off circulation to your brain.

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

I'm betting that if anything "happened" at some point...........

,that, this "thing" "happened" prior to that breakfast. In such a case of something "happening", the actual breakfast was a necessary media op.

Bump Steve

I guess I really never thought of this...

Assume?

When "it is safe to assume" why is the first assumption by a large number of people here always seems to be "NOT good"?

I mean what if Dr Paul was correct when he said Greenspan is coming back to his original position on gold, and may soon publish a new book on the subject? What if Dr Paul's assumptions are correct and the Federal Reserve really does now own all the gold in Ft Knox, if not a size-able portion of the worlds total gold supply? What if Bernanke thinks Dr Paul's idea about legalizing gold as a legal tender alternative to the Federal Reserve Note, may not be a completely terrible idea, considering Ben's Fed owns most if not all of the gold? What if Ben, in order to save the Fed's future and his own, is exploring the possibilities of some new ideas to try out, and just wanted feedback and input from someone that he knows for certain is not just another yes man? What if Ben just wanted an opportunity to ask Ron off the record "Ron, why do you hate me so"?

My point is, not every safe assumption has to be a nefarious conspiracy.

Then we wouldn't be scaling back the campaign

...right now, IMHO.

I do not believe we would have cancelled our campaign appearances and jumped on supporters for being "disrespectful" if anything like you suggested had come from this meeting...again JMHO.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

After what happened in Az and Ok

After you witnessed what happened in Az and Ok with our people getting assaulted by Romney supporters, am I the only one who knew right then and there that this announcement was coming this week? Anyone who knows Dr Paul knows how he is. He loves his supporters like they are family. He is not the kind of man who will sit back and watch frustrations and tensions reach the boiling-point of uncivilized behavior and physical violence at the hands of our opposition. Our opponents turned out in force to halt "the Ron Paul threat". Had the campaign made this announcement a week ago, after West Virginia and North Carolina, there wouldn't have been a perception of a "threat" to prevent, our opponents wouldn't have turned out in such numbers and we probably wouldve swept Az and Ok total delegates out-right without controversy or conflict.

Arizona and Oklahoma this past weekend was more of a factor than anything that occurred at breakfast with Ben 3 weeks ago. JMHO

I've never been invited to breakfast at Bernie's

Haven't asked, but I'm usually hungry and figure he owes me, so why the hell haven't I been asked?

That's because your on the list for the grand prize....

Wait for it...

Wait for it...

OF COURSE!!: WEEKEND!!!!!

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

ha ha ha ha !

Funny!

Ok, I got it

I gotta find out who else is on the list and slip them some inducement to remove their names, leaving only me...how much is breakfast with Bernie worth to me? Or, should I use the coupon which just came in the mail from McDonald's?

The FED doesn't accept FOIA requests

They only handle sheets of paper with no value.

lol

I could say I thought of that line first, but I'd be lying.

Nice!

lol...

Very good.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

ben

ben probably was told by his handlers to threaten paul ever so slightly and paul took it in and kept it to himself

who the hell knows

we can speculate all we want , but we will never know.

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

maybe he got "Ross Perot'd"

although no one really believed Ross, that's how the mafia/bankster cartel operates...

RP R3VOLution

Yea...wow...

Makes perfect sense.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Yup

Breakfast with Big Ben did it. Hardly a word after that. I wonder if the death chip was in the eggs...;) lol Or was it the -Bills-...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

It doesn't matter!

The organization is already in place. The train has left the station. We can finish this and nominate a liberty candidate, with or without the blessing of the campaign! And I'm sure that Dr. Paul is hoping that we do exactly that.

I'll be giving my farewell speech tonight

Ive had it....words can't describe how betrayed I feel right now.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.