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So you think Ron Paul is crazy? (2002 video shows him making stunningly accurate predictions)
American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2012 | Jason McNew

Posted on 01/09/2012 7:07:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Intellectually speaking, we live in fascinating, if dangerous, times. Given a larger view of history, it should be understood that nations, political systems, and currencies come and go on a fairly regular basis. Human freedom is an exception -- not the norm.

There are four core components necessary for the existence of an independent, sovereign nation: A system of laws (constitutional or otherwise,) geographical borders, a sound monetary system, and a defensive function.

Presently, the United States is failing (or trending toward failure) on the first three counts. Failure on two or more will lead to a failure of the fourth (national defense.) Capitalism notwithstanding, could it be that this is what Russia, China, and the emerging Islamic Caliphate want? Or what George Soros wants?

It is for this reason that I support Ron Paul for POTUS. Yes, detractors of Paul's foreign policy may have legitimate gripes -- in particular his seeming failure to understand that radical Islamists cannot be disincentivized in the same way that Soviet Communists could.

Here is a short, 2002 video of Ron Paul making a multitude of predictions in the areas of economics and geopolitics. Watch the entire thing before judging -- Paul's accuracy craves explanation.

http://youtu.be/zGDisyWkIBM ;

Could it be that Ron Paul is right about economics, the Constitution, and geopolitics, and that his detractors are the ones that have it wrong?

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2crazy4america; bloggers; crazypolicies; crazyronpaul; crazysolutions; ronpaul; spotthelooney
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1 posted on 01/09/2012 7:07:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Linky no worky ...


2 posted on 01/09/2012 7:12:36 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You can be crazy and make stunningly accurate predictions.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 7:12:54 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul is a Libertarian. Libertarians do not believe in borders, nor does Paul believe in a reasonable national defense. He fails on two of the issues all by his little bitty self.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 7:13:15 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: SeekAndFind
"So you think Ron Paul is crazy?"

Hey! Is this a trick question? LOL!!!!

As a loon.
5 posted on 01/09/2012 7:15:47 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He wasn’t the only one making those predictions but he was one of the few with a public forum from which to state them.

He’s still a crazy loon who should have been packed off to long-term treatment years ago.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 7:16:55 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's just a few reasons why I think LRon is batsh*t crazy regardless of any past predictions he's made ....

LRon Paul Wants Kucinich in his Cabinet

Nader, who has recently called this progressive-liberaltarian coalition "the most exciting new political dynamic" in the US today …….. "I believe in coalitions," Rep. Paul echoed.

Paul will give his seal of approval to four candidates: Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, independent candidate Ralph Nader and Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.

Ron Paul booed during Tea Party debate after Osama bin Laden answer

This guy is NO conservative.

7 posted on 01/09/2012 7:17:08 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Ron Paul is a Consitutional American conservative and believes in borders.


8 posted on 01/09/2012 7:17:36 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Scotsman will be Free

http://www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/border-security/


9 posted on 01/09/2012 7:18:34 AM PST by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind

You can be right and still crazy.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 7:19:59 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He's also a liar. In 1963, when Ron Paul entered into military service, he could not have been drafted.

Local draft board where taking only men between 18 1/2 to 25 years old. Ron Paul was 27.

They also did not draft married men. And Ron Paul was married.

They also did not draft men to be officers and flight surgeons.

In fact, only about 200,000 men were drafted between 1962 to 1963.

Finally at that time, men were drafted into the Army, they were never drafted into the Air Force.

In fact even through out the Vietnam War, the Air Force never had a manpower shortage and never used the draft to fill up its ranks.

11 posted on 01/09/2012 7:20:29 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: jpsb

Wrong - Ron Paul is a neo-lib and is neither a Conservative or a Libertarian.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 7:20:34 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; shibumi; TheOldLady; ejonesie22

Ping to a thread soliciting ALL of the reasons you have for concluding that LRon is indeed batsh*t crazy!


13 posted on 01/09/2012 7:21:00 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like I said on another thread.
He’s a regular nastrodamus.
I don’t recall Tony Blair attacking Iraq and setting off WW3?


14 posted on 01/09/2012 7:22:30 AM PST by Leep
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To: RockinRight
You can be right and still crazy.

This.

15 posted on 01/09/2012 7:23:02 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, he’s still crazy. Anyone who makes the assertion we can comfortably live with the idea of a nuclear-armed Iran is a nutjob.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 7:24:14 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Could it be that Ron Paul is right about..... the Constitution,...”

NO! I’m sick of that crappola about that nut. Ron Paul trashes the heart of the United States Constitution.

The main objective of the Constitution is to “provide for the common defense”. Gutting the military, ignoring the nuke aims of terrorist nations, praising traitors, closing all US foreign bases and isolationist hiding destroys the US national defense.

The second main objective is to “promote the general welfare”. If that crackpot believes that releasing dope into the streets, destroying tens of millions of additional lives, families, neighborhoods and harming US productivity “promotes the general welfare” he is NUTS!


17 posted on 01/09/2012 7:24:18 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind
Ron Paul - If you refuse, I'll haunt your prostate.
18 posted on 01/09/2012 7:24:23 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he’s such a sage, it might have been helpful if he could predict his own showing in the 2012 primaries. Just sayin...


19 posted on 01/09/2012 7:24:24 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: SkyDancer
Finally at that time, men were drafted into the Army, they were never drafted into the Air Force

Exactly.

20 posted on 01/09/2012 7:25:20 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: lormand

It is very reveling how the neocons have to lie, lie, lie about Ron Paul in their attempt to marginalize him. Ron Paul IS a Constitutional conservative. His record speaks for itself.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 7:25:53 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

Ron Paul trashes the heart of the United States Constitution!


22 posted on 01/09/2012 7:26:02 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Scotsman will be Free
He also fails on monetary policy. His gold standard demands that all coins must be made of silver or gold.

How small would coins have to be today? With gold and silver traded on the world market, the prices swing wildly. You would have no idea what a dollar might be worth tomorrow.

How does the little moron plan to raise GDP, mine more gold?

His 1820 brain can't grasp reality in a 2012 world.

23 posted on 01/09/2012 7:27:10 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some seem to think if we just elect the right leader, we can turn this ship around.

I’m not so sure anymore.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 7:28:17 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: SkyDancer; ScottinVA

Wow Ron Paul never served in our armed forces, how does he get away with that lie? /s


25 posted on 01/09/2012 7:29:00 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

He was a flight surgeon in the Air Force so he did serve but not the way he wants to tell it.


26 posted on 01/09/2012 7:32:04 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: jpsb

You apparently have no problem with Ron Paul praising traitors, creating decades of vile newsletters and then lying about them, supporting the Occupy parasites, appearing on whacko conspiracy nut shows and then pander to those kooks, saying that there was “glee” in the Bush White House after 9/11, gutting the military, thinking it is OK for Iran and terrorists to get nukes, backstabbing Israel, being backed by some of the most vile racist organizations, partnering with Barney Frank and George Soros, being a truther nutcase?


27 posted on 01/09/2012 7:32:04 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SkyDancer

“He’s also a liar. In 1963, when Ron Paul entered into military service, he could not have been drafted.”

EXACTLY! That is what I thought too. But, as those who have studied the candidates know, he has shown himself to be a liar before.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 7:34:17 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Beagle8U

The gold standard is a lovely idea in theory.

In practice it would put the amount of monetary expansion at the utter mercy of new gold strikes, and whether someone develops an inexpensive way of transmuting lead to gold or of extracting gold from seawater.

Unfriendly governments, such as Rissia, controlling gold supplies would be put in the present position of OPEC, able to damage our economy by releasing gold, or not.

In the absence of sufficient gold being mined to keep up with economic expansion, we would get deflation, which is at least as damaging as inflation.


29 posted on 01/09/2012 7:34:51 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: jpsb
PS - the way RP tries to tell it he was in Vietnam.

Ron Paul supporters said that he did receive a draft notice for the Army and was given a choice of that or being commissioned into the Air force as a surgeon. Ok let's take this statement at face value.

What this really means is that Ron Paul in order to evade going into the Army, chose instead the Air Force.

Understand that during the period of the draft, the Air Force like the Coast Guard was considered a much softer and safer alternative to the Army.

More interestingly, in 1965 just as the Vietnam War was getting serious, Ron Paul left active duty and spent the rest of his career in the Air National Guard.

Then in 1968, when the Vietnam War was at its height, Ron Paul resigned his commission and left the service.

Looking at the above events, it could be argued that Ron Paul was actively trying to evade being sent to Vietnam.

He knew that being in the Air National Guard would protect him from going to Vietnam.

And when things started heating up and he could potentially be sent to Vietnam, he resigned.

So if Ron Paul is implying Gingrich was a coward by seeking a deferment, it can easily be implied that Paul was "gaming" the system to avoid being sent to Vietnam.

30 posted on 01/09/2012 7:34:58 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Proud2BeRight

Even the Devil knows every word in the Bible but that doesn’t make him a Christian.
Repeatedly claiming someone is a Constitutionalist,Conservative, or even Republican doesn’t make it so.
Even our current Resident in the WH is supposedly a Constitutional Scholar?


31 posted on 01/09/2012 7:35:32 AM PST by Leep
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To: Proud2BeRight

Ron Paul is my congressman and I resent all the lies being told about him. And all the mischaracterizations of his positions. Do I agree with him 100%, no of course not. I just don’t like the lies.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 7:36:36 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Proud2BeRight

This should be screamed from the highest mountain peak. Ron Paul is a flat out liar.


33 posted on 01/09/2012 7:37:31 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: jpsb

Paul is no conservative.


34 posted on 01/09/2012 7:37:58 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: jpsb
Ron Paul never served in our armed forces.

Yes he did. He performed surgery while flying in airplanes.

35 posted on 01/09/2012 7:39:31 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You’ll find the most chilling part at 5:52, if you’re quick enough with the pause button.


36 posted on 01/09/2012 7:41:26 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: jpsb

Would you like to debate any of the facts I have presented above about your nutcase congressman?


37 posted on 01/09/2012 7:41:37 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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Not only that, look at the way gold is traded in the market today, it isn't just the true gold supply that is causing the wild price swings.

The value can drop 10-15% in a week. How the hell would a MFG know how to price his goods? Many products have over a year of lead time and a rather small unit product margin.

Ron Paul is a raving lunatic.

38 posted on 01/09/2012 7:45:06 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Leep

Correct. Ron Paul is NOT conservative, NOT Tea Party and NOT GOP. He is a libertarian who is not welcome anywhere so he has decided, with the help of Democrats, tinfoil hats, and Soros, to crash the GOP primaries with his kook fringe crappola.

Ron Paul is the streetcorner crazy who people cross the street to avoid.


39 posted on 01/09/2012 7:45:45 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SkyDancer
Or maybe is 4 years of active duty was up and he wanted to return to civilian life? I find it wrong to call the man a coward ("He knew that being in the Air National Guard would protect him from going to Vietnam") that did what his nation asked him to do, in fact even more being going into the national guard, and then got back to his life/career.

I noticed that the paul bashing Glenn Beck is no longer on the air in the Houston market. Maybe Beck needs to ponder that.

40 posted on 01/09/2012 7:46:21 AM PST by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind
Paul's accuracy craves explanation

All those things have been said by many, many Conservatives. Nothing is really special about what Paul says in this other than it doesn't include a lot of what he predicted that didn't come true. (tracking chips in your currency for example).

41 posted on 01/09/2012 7:48:54 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Beagle8U

I don’t claim to be an economist, but I assume if gold were monetized it would tend to damp price swings.

But maybe it would make them worse. Don’t know.


42 posted on 01/09/2012 7:50:39 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: SeekAndFind

History of full of people who were both Brilliant and Crazy...


43 posted on 01/09/2012 7:51:51 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: SkyDancer
Finally at that time, men were drafted into the Army, they were never drafted into the Air Force.

My dad joined the Air Force specifically so he wouldn't be drafted in the Army (he was more technical and linguistics minded vs a grunt). Funny thing is he was 'loaned' out to the Army as a radio operator so he was right along side them.

44 posted on 01/09/2012 7:52:28 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Leep

So you’re still ignoring the many, many important things he got right in that speech. Ignorance is nothing to be proud of.


45 posted on 01/09/2012 7:54:15 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SeekAndFind

Crazy, damn, I thought he was just your common ordinary old nut.


46 posted on 01/09/2012 7:54:22 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: jpsb

Ron Paul was being disingenuous when he accused Newt of evading the draft and stated he was drafted which was an out and out lie. Doesn’t matter that he served or not. His nation didn’t ask him to do anything - he was evading the draft by joining the air guard. He’s a fraud.


47 posted on 01/09/2012 7:55:18 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul’s not crazy. Pon Paul’s not conservative. Ron Paul is not a true Republican. Ron Paul is an evil, bigoted, anti-semitic little troll. He’s a liar and a hypocrite as well.


48 posted on 01/09/2012 7:56:10 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Sherman Logan
I assume if gold were monetized it would tend to damp price swings.

On the contrary. A single commodity currency would result in easier manipulation and continued price swings. For us it may be currency, but to other countries that actually have a pretty large gold production operation, it is just a commodity. Let's take South Africa (a very large gold producer for example). Knowing that our currency is based off gold and we get a lot of it from them, they can hold supply or dump supply on the market at their whims in order to get the price or demand they want. They could hold off supplying the market for a long time, resulting in less supply for greater demand (ie higher prices). Then, sell a lot to the market at once at these higher prices- lining their market and 'popping the bubble' causing the price to fall. Now imagine these games with every major gold supplier? There is a reason no major country ever has been able to keep a single-commodity based currency.

The only way it could be practical and secure is to first highly ramp up our domestic mining operations to where we can control the market more.

49 posted on 01/09/2012 7:57:20 AM PST by mnehring
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL the video link is bad.


50 posted on 01/09/2012 7:57:37 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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