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WOW! TWITTER: 'Over a million tweets sent' about Rand Paul filibuster

WOW! TWITTER: 'Over a million tweets sent' about Rand Paul filibuster

Josh Peterson | Tech Editor
March 07, 2013 | 6:05PM ET

Twitter reported Thursday afternoon on its blog that more than a million tweets were sent during Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s near-13 hour filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday, placing the conversation almost on par with the 1.36 million tweets sent about President Barack Obama’s most recent State of the Union address.

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I want to know why it is OK to drop a hellfire missile on

an American if the person is an imminent threat. Rand Paul said today that the Times Square Bomber was an imminent threat. What about all the innocent bystanders in Times Square when a Hellfire Missile is dropped?

Since when do we drop bombs on Americans? Why is it OK for a drone to drop a hellfire missile but we have never discussed a plane dropping a hellfire missile on an American on American soil?

I am not trying to rain on Rand's parade, but I am not understanding how this is a victory. It seems to me that we have defined dropping hellfire missiles on Boston cafes...as long as a person who is an imminent threat is present. We are not talking snipers with precision bullets...but missiles with a big footprint.


How much collateral damage is allowed with the "Imminent Threat rule?"


the context was that if a

the context was that if a drone was "hovering right above" the "terrorist" in times square, then he agreed it was okay to "drone" him.

What about the other people in Times Square?

are they collateral damage?

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It is not ok Bear

Under any circumstances.

Don't worry about raining on the parade, you keep bringing up a great point and sometimes a little rain is necessary.


Thanks for posting everyone and thanks for supporting Rand Paul on "TWITTER"

For liberty,


About fifty were mine...

... + a ton of retweets. Rand Paul 2016

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At least we know where Rand stands

Unlike most of the other monkeys in the Beltway Zoo.

Around 20 were mine

Going to share your post on Twitter.

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that's still only about 1% of those...

...who cast a vote for either Romney/Obama for President in 2012...

Considering some people tweeted multiple times, and, that many who voted for Romney, but stood with Rand, disliked Ron Paul .... We have much WORK TO DO!!!

They like Ron Paul

they don't like his foreign policy, it was too cold turkey for them.. but they do like Rand's because it's leading them out with out feeling like they are losing.

I saw it at the convention, where Republican Liberty Caucus didn't get a mention in the program from the past convention, even though they had am election of officers and a speaker. They never talked about Rand Paul.. but they should have IMO.



It just goes to show that...

taking a stand on principle, in spite of the odds against you, has always been a force for good in the world. Check out this post, "Rand Paul: One person can make a difference"


http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)