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Libertarian Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com) Buys The Washington Post

Great News for Rand, Justin Amash & others - including all of us and our country!

"Please feel free to fill the comments with speculation about how the paper may be influenced by Bezos’s personal political views, which lean libertarian..."


Lets show him our support anywhere/anyway you can!

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Not sure how libertarian he is...

As I discuss here, he probably fits the "mainstream" definition more ("socially tolerant/fiscally conservative"), but could his ownership of the WaPo foresee a purge of the neocons?


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Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss.

Ron Paul Was Right

Jeff Bezos is not a

Jeff Bezos is not a libertarian.

Think Again!

So does Bilderberg = Friend of Freedom?




He probably discussed it with Donald Graham while he was there

Donald E. Graham - Chairman and CEO of Washington post company, also in attendance at bilderberg.

Never trust a libertarian that didnt endorse Ron Paul in the Republican presidential primary.


You know...

I have the theory that the Bilderberg are actually the "good guys". I know that Bernanke attended one, but many good people who got screwed by the government attend that meting, like David Petraeus, who did nothing wrong but a personal affair.
In fact, I believe that there is a connection between Petraeus hacked emails and Edward Snowden whistle blowing. Maybe Petraeus asked Snowden to do it after he was forced to resign.
I believe that it could all be part of a plan to fight big government.

Only thing I know for sure

is that the attendees likely believe they are the good guys. If a small group of unelected global elites can make policies for everybody in the world and they are the good guys then it doesn't say much for democracy or popular rule. It doesn't say much for republican government. It basically means that people can't govern themselves and that August Compte was right to call for government by a new aristocracy of bankers, industrialists, and scientists over 100 years ago.

There's an idea.

I have no idea the merits of this argument, but way to go for thinking something outside beyond the usual.

Would it be premature to say...?

Daniel McAdams, the Chief @ RP Inst. for Peace & Prosperity

pens an open letter to Bezos:


Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

If so...

that's great. Now lets have this new "Libertarian" owner have Jennifer Ruben and other neo-cons packen back to their flagship.

The Libertarian Party, irrelevant since 1971.


He ain't no libertarian, he is an Obama supporter. Follow the money.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

You sure about that? Business

You sure about that? Business owners buying influence from corrupt politicians I view as a practical matter. It's not necessarily indicative of his personal political views.

I have never seen, nor heard Bezos explicitly state he is a Libertarian. That claim comes from others.

Bezos made his wealth as a NY hedge fund playah

A computer science and electrical engineering student at Princeton, Bezos used his tech savvy to rise rapidly at a New York hedge-fund company, becoming its youngest senior vice president.

In a note to Post employees on Monday, Weymouth wrote, “This is a day that my family and I never expected to come. The Washington Post Company is selling the newspaper that it has owned and nurtured for eight decades.”

The sale to Bezos involves The Post and its website (washingtonpost.com), along with the Express newspaper, the Gazette Newspapers and Southern Maryland Newspapers in suburban Washington, the Fairfax County Times, the Spanish-language El Tiempo Latino newspaper, and the Robinson Terminal production plant in Springfield. Bezos will also purchase the Comprint printing operation in Gaithersburg, which publishes several military publications.

The deal does not include the company’s headquarters on 15th St. NW in Washington (the building has been for sale since February), or Foreign Policy magazine, Slate.com, the Root.com, the WaPo Labs digital-development operation or Post-owned land along the Potomac River in Alexandria.

The Post, founded in 1877, has been controlled since 1933 by the heirs of Eugene Meyer, a Wall Street financier and former Federal Reserve official. Meyer bought the paper for $825,000 at a bankruptcy auction during the depth of the Depression.
read entire article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/washington-post-to-be...

Originally Posted:

Galatians 5:1
It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

What happened is he bought a single copy to read while waiting

for a meeting. Somehow it got blown out of proportion.

related: Boston Globe Tailors Print Edition For Three Remaining Subscribers


Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

This is pretty big news

Not that I know the first damn thing about Bezos. But a major US newspaper getting ANYTHING LIKE a libertarian owner/management is a major swing.

Who says he's libertairian?

the media?
His history is in high-tech computing, you know, like the stuff NSA has access to so it can spy on you.
Can't let RTV and the Guardian get all the propaganda money can we?

LOL, Bezos is as much a

LOL, Bezos is as much a libertarian as Glenn Beck is.

Was it any wonder that Amazon supported the federal online sale tax that recently passed? They have the scale to absorb those taxes while smaller competitors will have a harder time growing because of it.

And let's not forget Bezos was in bed with Obama just last week's event.

Correct, there is no public

Correct, there is no public evidence he's a Libertarian.

Amazon's support of the online tax was forced on them, they've fought against it for years. Tax revenue-challenged states pushed them into a corner. I think California was the first to do it.

Exactly! How could a 'libertarian' be such a big ...

...Patty Murray supporter(Uber progressive statist democrat senator from WA)? Even if it was for political favors and cronyism, it would be more proof he's not very 'libertarian.'

"Perhaps the single biggest item on Amazon’s legislative agenda is a bill that would empower all states to collect sales tax from online retailers.

Amazon is required to collect sales taxes only in states where it maintains a physical presence, such as a warehouse. But Amazon now is supporting the bill, which has passed the Senate and is pending in the House."

Like I said, cronyism. He just hired 5k new employees out of the blue to give Obama a great photo op/rally last week.

Bezos is Orrin Boyle all the way. Certainly no Hank Reardon. Not all 'great' businessmen are great libertarians.

This has already been posted here


Galatians 5:1
It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

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Foiled by the market again. :)

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