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  1. Ronold

    Ron Paul has syarted the mud-slinging by making accusations and insinuations that he can’t back-up with facts. Show me the facts.

    Here are excerpts from my last few emails from Ron Paul:

    “An establishment candidate like Mitt Romney is raising money hand over fist from Wall Street bankers in an effort to flood early states with cash so he doesn’t have to defend his liberal record.”

    “An establishment candidate like Mitt Romney is hitting up Wall Street bankers for millions of dollars.”

    “You see, Mitt Romney was able to tap his bailed-out banker buddies on Wall Street to the tune of 10 million dollars in one day.”

    “Now we need to show the establishment that no matter how much money they raise from Wall Street bankers, the real energy in the Republican Primary is with our campaign.”

    “If you have not yet made a contribution, now is your chance to show establishment candidates like Mitt Romney that the path to the GOP nomination is through grassroots support, and not millions of dollars in campaign contributions from bailed-out bankers on Wall Street.”

    “Establishment candidate Mitt Romney is hitting up Wall Street bankers for millions of dollars.”

    Ron Paul is clearly saying that Romney is getting money from and is in-league with bailed-out Wall Street bankers. I’ll watch the Colbert Report clips about PACs -Thanks.

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    1. lg

      Everyone knows mitt is the favorite on wall street. Well, everyone except you of course:

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704050204576218930623995242.html

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      1. Ronold

        Thanks for the link. That sheds a little more light on Ron Paul’s accusations.
        All in all, it sounds like Romney is a smart businessman and knows how to make money. Maybe he’d make a great president. Why can’t Romney and Paul be amicable and when Romney’s president, Ron Paul could be appointed Secretary of the Treasury? That’s his forté, no?

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        1. Jim

          I think you maybe don’t realize what is really at stake.

          There are two opposing forces in the world today. People who believe in the sovereignty of nations, and people who believe the concept of nationalism is out dated.

          These two ideas are at odds with each other. The globalists, or people who think the idea of nation states is out dated, have steadily crept into our government, as well as the governments of other nations.

          They have a vision of a one world ruling government, with them at the head of course. This vision does NOT include our constitution or any kind of real freedom, unless it is freedom for the rulers. It’s basically a modern version of feudalism.

          Look up the Georgia guidestones, it’s kind of like their mission statement.

          So, if Mitt is a globalist, and judging from his ‘friends’ I believe he is, any kind of mixture with globalists and sovereignists, isn’t going to work to well. It might, but it’s quite a stretch.

          The globalists have made great inroads into our laws and freedom, they can play a stalling game and still come out on top at this point. We need to effectively start a reversal process, not just spin our gears.

          What I guess I am saying is, you should probably look into the whole globalist vs nationalist ideas to make up your mind about those two, before you figure out who your vote is best used for.

          Just be careful, the globalists control most of the major media, medicine, science, education, major corporations etc. They have a huge info spin machine.

          Don’t accept everything you hear or see just on face value. Dig, research, question everything. We have been brainwashed and sometimes it’s hard to notice it, but not impossible. It’s all about ideas and how we perceive them.

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    2. Jim

      Well lets see. First a news article.

      “Romney has a powerful fund-raising apparatus in place. He raised an astounding $10.25 million in an eight-hour phone-a-thon in Las Vegas last month. Contacts from Romney’s days running the venture capital firm Bain Capital are another rich source of campaign donations.”

      So, who is Bain Capital?

      Bain Capital was founded in 1984 by Bain & Company partners Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III, and Eric Kriss. In addition to the three founding partners, the early team included Fraser Bullock, Robert F. White, Joshua Bekenstein, Adam Kirsch, and Geoffrey S. Rehnert. Bain Capital’s original $37 million fund was raised entirely from private individuals in mid-1984.

      Who are their affiliates?

      Absolute Return Capital (ARC) is the absolute return affiliate of Bain Capital managing approximately $600 million of capital. ARC manages assets in fixed income, equity, and commodity markets to produce attractive risk-adjusted returns while maintaining low correlation to traditional investments.[11]

      Bain Capital Private Equity has raised ten funds and invested in more than 200 companies. The private equity activity includes leveraged buyouts and growth capital in a wide variety of industries.[12]

      Bain Capital (Europe) Limited, an affiliate of Bain Capital, LLC, is dedicated to investment opportunities in the European market. Based in London, with an advisory office in Munich, Bain Capital has a successful European investment track record dating back to 1989.[13]

      Bain Capital Ventures is the venture capital arm of Bain Capital, focused on seed through late-stage growth equity, investing in business services, consumer, healthcare, internet & mobile, and software companies.[14]

      Brookside Capital is the public equity affiliate of Bain Capital. Brookside’s primary objective is to invest in securities of publicly traded companies that offer opportunities to realize substantial long-term capital appreciation.[15]

      Sankaty Advisors, the fixed income affiliate of Bain Capital, is one of the nation’s leading private managers of high yield debt obligations. With $19.1 billion of committed capital, Sankaty invests in a wide variety of securities, including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed securities, mezzanine debt, convertible bonds, structured products and equity investments.[16]

      Oh, this is interesting.

      2002, Jul – Acquires Burger King in July in a leveraged buyout with TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

      Do I need to go on?

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  2. Ronold

    Well, just like in ’08, it looks like everyone’s attacking Romney, the frontrunner instead of relying on their own platform.

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    1. Jim

      Oh, but of course Mitt isn’t doing any of that kind stuff is he. He isn’t attacking any other candidate what so ever. He is relying soley on his platform, is that correct?

      Golly, he sure sounds purer than the new fallen snow. Is that a halo I see over his head?

      Wow, can he walk on water?

      Poor Mitt, so abused, so picked on. Funny though, he gets more media attention than Ron Paul does, but I am sure that is only a coincidence.

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      1. Ronold

        I’ve only heard Mitt attacking Obama since ’08.
        That’s who he’s running against.

        Thanks for all the background info on Romney, Bain Capital and Romney’s associates.
        I’m not a huge Romney fan, I just HATE misinformation. I love Huck, Paul and Romney. But I’ve gotta choose between Romney and Paul next year and I want the facts.

        Thanks for taking the time to dig them up and share.

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        1. Jim

          No problem, you’re welcome.

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  3. Ironically an ibanker

    The real Problem is that the way institutional donations are done tends to be hidden by the advent of PACs/superPACs – there’s almost no transparency. Stephen Colbert has done an awesome job mocking this trend of equivocating money as free speech in creating his own superPAC. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend googling the clips – he brings his lawyer on to show how absurd it really is. But the big issue is that the contributions don’t need to be disclosed in many cases (sadly an implicit point in Colbert’s parody as I recall it). A more accurate way to determine the financials share of the pie is by looking at their proportional share of the somewhat less opaque lobbying funds. According to the Center for Responsible Politics, the aforementioned FIRE group (finance, insurance, and real estate) were by far the largest group, doling out $473mm of the total $3.5B spent on lobbying efforts in 2010. The fact of the matter is that they will deal both sides of the table in order to maintain influence. Prima facie, as Romney emerges as the front runner (or whoever replaces him with the exception of Ron Paul who they greatly fear) he’ll get their money. They can’t afford to lose favor. However, they won’t put their apples in one basket, ie they still love and will support Obama, but as it gets clearer who they think will win the election they’ll start leaning that way.

    The banks rightly fear Ron Paul, and if he pushes out Romney as the Republican candidate (which is highly likely as we watch the market collapse worse than the 08 crash, shifting the political framework in favor of Dr. Paul) we could see how bias/corrupt our nation really is because only one side could remain representative of the status quo.

    However, though I’m one of Dr. Paul’s biggest fans, his monetary idealism scares the hell out of me without a solid plan to transition out of this mess which, to my knowledge/opinion, no one has. It’s certainly true that the banks need to be broken up between s&l and investment, investment banks from from insurance and need to be privatized to shift the liability back to their operators and away from implicit federal gaurantee’s, new legal structures to increase the liability of the shadow banking industry, derivatives need to be unwound and reclassified as insurance contracts to be held on balance sheet and limited to parties owning the underlying asset, there needs to be greater transparency in the exchanges (there’s over 80 now run by the banks themselves all of which allow for various arbitrage/algorithm based manipulation strategies that can manipulate the main exchanges as these securities are legally considered perfect substitutes), etc etc etc. A return to a natural incentive structure guided by the mandate of the coherent philosophical idealism that founded this country is necessary now more than ever. But, a return to the gold standard would make the fear mongering comparisons of America to Greece/PIIGS nations a self-fulfilling prophecy – which to date has no credence – because we would no longer be a currency issuer but a currency user. Ironically, nothing could threaten our national sovereignty more… In my opinion, the issue isn’t FIAT currency, but how it’s done. (Dr. Paul, if you’re reading this, I have a lot of ideas about how to do this and I would be honored if I could join the think tank for the revolution! The admins of the site have my email.)

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  4. Andrew

    I received your ‘Money Bomb’ email request targeting Mitt Romney.
    Twice you accuse his campaign of receiving millions of dollars from bailed-out
    Wall Street bankers.

    Do you have any sources to back-up these statements? Or are these just blatant
    lies?

    How many bailed-out bankers contributed to equal the “millions” your email
    alleges? Do you have access to these bankers’ names and contribution amounts?

    Are you unwilling to accept funds from bailed-out bankers for your campaign?
    How will you verify the source of YOUR funds?

    Thanks in advance for your responses. ~Andrew

    I await your reply.=20

    ~ Andrew

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    1. Ironically an ibanker

      Well, by default, I think banks prefer Romney on the Republican side… Considering the FIRE group (finance, insurance, and real estate) are the largest financial contributors in the political arena with the strongest lobbies, and the fact that no president (save a small exception for RR) has ever been re-elected with unemployment above 7.8% (I think RR was just over 8 and it was declining a lot during his campaign) much less the current BSed 9.1%, I think it’s safe to say they’re hedging their bets and buying up some ‘puts’ on their ever increasing political influence… How naïve are you?

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      1. Ronold

        So can anyone answer any of the questions posed by Andrew?

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    2. Jim

      Here is one source:

      “Romney has a powerful fund-raising apparatus in place. He raised an astounding $10.25 million in an eight-hour phone-a-thon in Las Vegas last month. Contacts from Romney’s days running the venture capital firm Bain Capital are another rich source of campaign donations.”

      Here is another:

      The all-but-declared Republican presidential contender, who has kept his head low for much of the year as he collected cash, raised $10.25 million in a single day Monday after bringing together his network of wealthy donors to dial for dollars in a city with no shortage of them.

      Romney is status quo. He is most likely also a globalist. It’s very simple actually, ask him his stance on globalization and how he feels about the globalist NWO. See what his answer is, if he doesn’t dance around it that is.

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    3. Paul

      Dear Andrew,
      The “money bomb” emails don’t say Romney recieved millions of dollars from bailed-out Wall Street bankers. It says he is “hitting them up”, which is slang for soliciting or asking for something. The confusion is understandable.
      However, according to PBS Romney did raise $10.25 million in campaign cash Monday, and according to the Boston Globe “He criticizes the financial reform legislation meant to crack down on risky Wall Street practices that lead to the economic downturn, for example, saying it has “scared the dickens out of the financial sector and caused banks to pull back from lending.’’ That would certainly be a way of “hitting them up” for campaign money. He does have a reputation for getting big contributions.
      I kind of like Romney, but I honestly think Ron Paul is an even better choice.
      Best Wishes,
      Paul
      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/05/romney-raises-10-million-from-phone-bank.html
      http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2011/06/02/romney_ready_to_talk_specifics_on_jobs_economy/?page=2

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      1. Ironically an ibanker

        Sorry, meant to reply here, but see the top… Don’t know how it got there.

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      2. Ronold

        Here are excerpts from my last few emails from Ron Paul:

        “An establishment candidate like Mitt Romney is raising money hand over fist from Wall Street bankers in an effort to flood early states with cash so he doesn’t have to defend his liberal record.”

        “An establishment candidate like Mitt Romney is hitting up Wall Street bankers for millions of dollars.”

        “You see, Mitt Romney was able to tap his bailed-out banker buddies on Wall Street to the tune of 10 million dollars in one day.”

        “Now we need to show the establishment that no matter how much money they raise from Wall Street bankers, the real energy in the Republican Primary is with our campaign.”

        “If you have not yet made a contribution, now is your chance to show establishment candidates like Mitt Romney that the path to the GOP nomination is through grassroots support, and not millions of dollars in campaign contributions from bailed-out bankers on Wall Street.”

        “Establishment candidate Mitt Romney is hitting up Wall Street bankers for millions of dollars.”

        Ron Paul is clearly saying that Romney is getting money from and is in-league with bailed-out Wall Street bankers. I’ll watch the Colbert Report clips about PACs -Thanks.

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    4. lg

      Hey Andrew,

      ‘Mr. Romney and top aides will meet Thursday in New York with nearly 100 donors—many from Wall Street— at the Harvard Club. Attendees are being asked to raise between $25,000 and $50,000 for Mr. Romney within 90 days, in an effort to post large fund-raising totals quickly, one person familiar with events said.’

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704050204576218930623995242.html

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      1. Andrew

        lg,

        Thanks for the WSJ article.

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  5. PeoplePower

    Thats not a money bomb, it’s a money nuke lol keep donating folks Ron Paul 2012 !!

    Go Ron Paul :-)

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  6. Paul

    ‘This receiver does not accept payments from PayPal accounts outside the United States.’

    duh…!?

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