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Rand Paul on Reason TV: Republicans Can Only Win if "They Become More Live and Let Live"

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Greg Kinnear

Rand looks a lot like Greg Kinnear.


He never makes any sense to anyone.

Garan's picture

3 things wrong with your comment

3 things wrong with your comment
- one person can not know everyone's view (or thought processes)
- never say never
- stating your opinion as fact is a subtle form of brain washing

..and I have to flatly reject your statement (I don't want that turd in my head).

If you need a plausible explanation, just ask.
There are plenty of thinkers on Daily Paul.

I sure hope Rand makes sense to more than just me.
..or should I have said, "Rand Paul always makes sense to everyone". lol!

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Sounds just about right, to me.

Isn't this a basic Libertarian plank?

The problems is, the NEOCONS can't get filthy stinking MIC "rich" letting people "live and let live".

They have to OWN you.

I reject that philosophy and agree with Rand. Live and let live.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

not to mention, why the hell is Jeb Bush in the intro video for

the Lincoln Lab Reboot at San Francisco/Silicon Valley, the same one that Rand was invited to speak at??

some more background info:

iRAND, the Leave Me Alone-ist! GOP can only win IF "They become More Live & Let Live!"

Rand Paul: Republicans Can Only Win if "They Become More Live and Let Live"

Published on Jul 23, 2014

Rand Paul: Republicans Can Only Win if "They Become More Live and Let Live"

Nick Gillespie & Paul Detrick | July 23, 2014

"I think Republicans could only win in general if they become more live and let live," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tells Reason TV at Lincoln Labs' Reboot Conference, which was held July 18-20 in San Francisco.

Lincoln Labs Reboot 2014 Teaser

About Lincoln
Published on Jun 19, 2014
[Question: WTF does a neocon POS, the scion of the Bush Crime Family have ANYTHING to do with Tech Freedom & Silicon Valley, let alone anything freedom-related, in general??]

Paul sat down with Nick Gillespie to talk about the future of the GOP, the need to reach the 80-million-strong Millennial Generation, why having a strong national defense doesn't mean constant military interventions, and what Washington, D.C. can learn from the entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley.

When asked whether he would vote to end the taxpayer-funded Export-Import Bank, which helps foreign companies buy U.S. products, is widely seen as a leading example of corporate welfare, and is coming up for a vote in September, Paul replied:

Absolutely. If I'm a Republican and I'm going out and saying, "We have limited resources and we can't have everyone on food stamps," by golly I need to be a Republican who says "we're not giving one penny of corporate welfare."

About 13 minutes.

Interview by Nick Gillespie. Edited by Paul Detrick. Shot by Detrick and Tracy Oppenheimer. Music by Podington Bear and photos by Elvert Barnes and thisisbossi.

Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to receive automatic notification when new videos go live.

Go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/07/23/sen-rand-paul-on-silic... for full transcript, downloadable versions, and more resources.

Junior will take you on, or as he put it: there will be "fisticuffs" if you ever mention "mamby pamby isolationism!" ,oD

Been trying to track down some vids from the conference, to no avail: for now, the following is all that's posted. Will update as more become available:

Rand Paul speaks to NoVa young techies

Bruce Majors
Published on Jul 23, 2014


Anyone know if this is the same "Lincoln Lab(s)" as THE DARPA-Military Industrial Complex corporatist lab at MIT, fame??

Lincoln Labs’ History

Out of the shellacking of 2012, we started LincolnLabs to reach a forgotten community that felt ostracized with no home. Though the media and the Beltway thought the technology community and Silicon Valley were solidly left, we thought differently. We were conservatarian living in Silicon Valley. If we are here, there has to be others!

First, we started with small events in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. We were amazed at the response. Our first events spread like wildfire in the technology community. Hundreds of techies and young professionals came out of the woodwork to connect and build a community. A few weeks later, we were hosting events all around the country to replicate the growing community in Silicon Valley.

In 2013, we reached thousands of people. We touched the east coast, west coast, and the midwest. In 2014, we are stepping up our game to reach more people and build a lasting community that will take action to solve America’s toughest problems through more efficient government, effective policies, and market-minded reforms

Media Contact: press@lincolnlabs.com
General Inquiries: about@lincolnlabs.com
VIP Registrations and Sponsorships: pasha@lincolnlabs.com

Even though they say that they were just founded in 2012, perhaps it's just an PR-outreach for the O.G. MIT Lincoln Lab??

Seeing through walls - MIT's Lincoln Laboratory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Uploaded on Oct 17, 2011

Video: Melanie Gonick

The ability to see through walls is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Thanks to new radar technology developed at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory a system has been built by researchers that can see through walls from some distance away, giving an instantaneous picture of the activity on the other side.

Read more about this research: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2011/ll-seeing-through-walls-1018

WIKI: Lincoln Labs



Created in 1951 as a federally funded research and development center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory was focused on improving the nation's air defense system through advanced electronics. The laboratory's inception was prompted by the Air Defense Systems Engineering Committee's 1950 report that concluded the United States was unprepared for the threat of an air attack. Because of MIT's management of the Radiation Laboratory during World War II, the experience of some of its staff on the Air Defense Systems Engineering Committee, and its proven competence in electronics, the U.S. Air Force suggested that MIT could provide the research needed to develop an air defense that could detect, identify, and ultimately intercept air threats.[1]

James R. Killian, then president of MIT, was not eager for MIT to become involved in air defense. He asked the Air Force if MIT could first conduct a study to evaluate the need for a new laboratory and to determine its scope. Killian's proposal was approved, and a study named Project Charles (for the Charles River that flows past MIT) was carried out between February and August 1951. The final Project Charles report stated that the United States needed an improved air defense system and unequivocally supported the formation of a laboratory at MIT dedicated to air defense problems.

This new undertaking was initially called Project Lincoln and the site chosen for the new laboratory was on the Laurence G. Hanscom Field (now Hanscom Air Force Base), where the Massachusetts towns of Bedford, Lexington and Lincoln meet. A Project Bedford (on antisubmarine warfare) and a Project Lexington (on nuclear propulsion of aircraft) were already in use, so Major General Putt, who was in charge of drafting the charter for the new laboratory, decided to name the project for the town of Lincoln.[2]

Well, they both share a similar looking rectangular logo:

...but not sure. Though, if so, obviously, then it'd clearly explain the presence of a Bush Crime Co progeny being at a Silicon Valley shindig.


** Speaking of Silicon Valley, anyone here catch the new AMC series "Halt and Catch Fire"??

Well okay, so it's more about the 1980's TX computer scene. Regardless, IMHO, it's one of the better written series to come in while; Joss Whedon's brother Zack is one of its writers. Hilarious coinkydink: its creator's name is Christopher Cantwell. Nope, not THAT Cantwell! LOL.

Muy excellente: for those nostalgic about the heydays of computer revolution in the 1980's, for those who enjoy little details like apropos title sequence, music, the set, the tone? Check it out y'all! One of the better bread & circus guilty pleasures around; sorry, moi word geek: almost can't say no to fluid conversational flows/narratives .D

A Look at the Series: Halt and Catch Fire

Published on May 6, 2014

Three rebels reverse engineer an IBM PC and shake-up the booming tech industry in 1983 Texas. Halt and Catch Fire premieres June 1st at 10, on AMC. For more Halt and Catch Fire videos: http://goo.gl/vVMM8k

Re-Making the '80s: Halt and Catch Fire

Published on May 19, 2014

The creators of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire reveal how they brought the '80s back to life. For more Halt and Catch Fire videos: http://goo.gl/vVMM8k

Trailer: CTRL The Future: Halt and Catch Fire: Series Premiere

Published on Jun 2, 2014

Halt and Catch Fire Trailer

Published on Jun 17, 2014

Halt and Catch Fire Teaser

Published on Jun 17, 2014


UPDATE 1: Know your Enemies - Edition

The following is how Mark Ames, a genuine Leftist Berkeley Commie, whom the famed libertarian author J. Neil Schulman (whose new upcoming film "Alongside Night" will star Kevin Sorbo, one where Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul makes cameo) characterized as: a "Lying Psychotic Marxoid," smeared the entire Silicon Valley shindig as:

Homophobia, racism and the Kochs: San Francisco’s tech-libertarian “Reboot” conference is a cesspool

By Mark Ames
On July 18, 2014

[Hesus Cristos: check out the insane histrionic libelous hyperbole and the sophomorically pathetic, lying 'cartoon' to match; literally, straight out of Soviet-era commie propaganda 'art']

Starting today, San Francisco plays host to the Reboot 2014 conference. According to the event’s blurb:

Reboot 2014 will bring together technical talent and policy advocates to turn ideas into deliverables for liberty.

The word “liberty” is the giveaway, of course. With “Reboot,” libertarianism is making its Big Pitch to Silicon Valley. The event features the movement’s superstar scion, Rand Paul, as keynote speaker; alongside Nick Gillespie, the leather-jacketed editor of Reason.com, the online edition of Reason magazine, the longest-running and most successful libertarian media outlet, backed by the infamous Koch Brothers. In fact, the entire event is sponsored by the Kochs.

Under the weird banner of “conservatarianism,” other key speakers include prominent republicans like Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chair of the House Republican Conference, and Andy Barkett, CTO of the Republican National Committee.

This is very definitely a Valley event, though, organized by Lincoln Labs: Aaron Ginn and Chris Abrams of StumbleUpon and Garrett Johnson of SendHub.

By the way, why do angry, smug, dickish, 'morally ambiguous, yet equally sanctimonious a-hole'-leftist, socialist, collectivist fascists, actually 'look' the part??

...as if, straight out of central casting??

Just sayin' xD


UPDATE 2: Matt Welch of Reason mag offers an immediate Rebuttal vs the Marxoid Mark Ames' BS

Reason Spuriously Accused by Conspiracy Theorist of Institutionally Supporting Apartheid in the 1970s and ‘80s

Matt Welch | Jul. 19, 2014 1:48 pm

This is what supporting apartheid looks like, according to Mark Ames.

Mark Ames, the anti-libertarian conspiracy theorist with a history of generating apology notes and speedy take-downs among those journalistic outlets still reckless enough to publish him, ran a piece in Pando Daily yesterday alleging, among a variety of dot-connecting claims involving other libertarian-leaning people and institutions, that "Throughout its first two decades, in the 1970s and 1980s, Reason supported apartheid South Africa, and attacked anti-apartheid protesters and sanctions right up to Nelson Mandela's release, when they finally dropped it." The allegation, not surprisingly, is false.

How thin is Ames's case? Among his handful of supposedly damning citations, mined from a searchable archive that has dozens of other pieces about South Africa, is this glowing December 1980 profile of Leon Luow, who was an anti-apartheid activist. Here's the opening of that article, which Ames quotes as a gotcha:

It is possible that in the past decade no country has moved further toward a libertarian society than South Africa has. Yes—South Africa.

Provocative? Definitely. True? While I seriously doubt it, I have no earthly idea. You can quickly move long distances from miserable starting points; the government had recently issued a series of economic and racial decontrols (about which see more below), and author Patrick Cox did issue the qualifer "it is possible." More germane to the argument, was this evidence of pro-apartheid sentiment? It was the opposite, actually. Here's a longer excerpt from Cox's piece:

Because nothing says "supporting apartheid" quite like a guy who writes anti-apartheid books blurbed by Winnie Mandela! |||Many South Africans are aware of Louw only as a crusader for civil and economic liberties for blacks, who make up 70 percent of South Africa's population. Conditions for blacks have been improving dramatically but "not fast enough," says Louw. "I'm an abolitionist. What's wrong is wrong. Freedom is the first principle. You cannot justify restrictions by saying there will be uncomfortable effects during the process of change."

Black economist Walter Williams, who has visited South Africa extensively, says of Louw and the South African move toward a nonstatist society, "If you had to pick somebody on the continent that played a significant role, surely it would be Leon and the Free Market Foundation." The Foundation, says Williams, "is forcing people to view the problems of apartheid." [...]

The most powerful labor union leader in South Africa has started working with Louw and the Foundation and has come out against racially segregated unions and closed shop laws (a barrier to black employment). [...]

Louw says his biggest enemies are not Marxists, who are relatively easy to deal with once the issue of coercion is put on the table. The real enemies are those who say, "I am a capitalist, and in a capitalist society, you have to control morals. These are the most poisonous enemies," says Louw, because they say they're for free enterprise or freedom or libertarianism, but they're not.

Emphases mine. Read that final paragraph again, slowly, then look at this ludicrous Ames claim:

Majority rule and socialism were one and the same; for Reason, apartheid was the only thing safeguarding "liberty." The logic was insane; but it was accepted as a matter of faith in the pages of Reason.

** For those who maybe unfamiliar with the whole Mises/Rothbard/Ron Paul vs Reason/CATO/Kochs, here's some background.

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