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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    You spoke in the present tense. Paul may be a libertarian now, but he is no longer a Libertarian, as he is a Republican. Also, he is now a non-interventionist, which is different than isolationism.
    Does he still advocate going back to the gold standard?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Does he still advocate going back to the gold standard?
    As of a few months ago yes

    Nothing wrong with that, helps control government spending and definately controls inflation better then the current system

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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    As of a few months ago yes

    Nothing wrong with that, helps control government spending and definately controls inflation better then the current system
    No, actually it simply fails to work and the economy grinds to a halt.

    edit: Also, gold is a shiny rock with no intrinsic value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, actually it simply fails to work and the economy grinds to a halt.

    edit: Also, gold is a shiny rock with no intrinsic value.
    Gold has artistic value in jewlry, industrial uses, and is a historic store of wealth
    The paper dollar you get paid in has no intrinsic value, but the one you and people you trade with feel it has

    That paper dollar can be made worthless overnight to anyone in the world should the government decide to pump the press's or switch to a new currency.

    Gold on the other hand can be bought and sold as it has been for thousands of years.

    Overall in 300 years, if you have $100 000 USD under your bed or $100 000 worth of gold (bought today) what do you think would still hold any value. It sure as heck wont be the USD

    I will say to reconvert the US to a gold standard would be very difficult as the number of USD in the world has sky rocketed from the time Nixon took the US off it entirely
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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, actually it simply fails to work and the economy grinds to a halt.

    edit: Also, gold is a shiny rock with no intrinsic value.
    What does have an intrinsic value? Paper money sure as hell doesn't.

    Precious metals comes the closest to having an intrinsic value as far as I can think of.

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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    It's only a "precious" metal due to rarity and cosmetic appeal. It doesn't do anything. It's soft, heavy, and has physical properties exceeded in every way by other substances.

    Switching back to gold is a pipe dream. The US government simply does not have possession of sufficient quantities of gold to match currency already in circulation. You'd end up setting an utterly artificial "value" to the gold if you wanted the numbers to line up. Either that, or a lot of checks start to bounce.

    Paper money can have whatever value we say it has. Gold has to be matched with a physical substance. Switching back at this stage of the game is a sudden shift in the value of either money or gold, neither of which the market is going to accept, especially the international market.

    It just wont work. The world is not what it was forty years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    and has physical properties exceeded in every way by other substances.
    It has terrific thermal carrier capacity. Much better than aluminum or even copper. My adviser had joked about making a DAVLL out of gold because it had better thermal properties...but we're not really that rich.

    And we'll never go back to gold or silver backed money because those two markets can actually be cornered. And when that happens, you lose control. Fiat, like it or not, is necessary in today's world.
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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Wouldn't it be funny if far more people liked Ron Paul than the news told you? 0_0 <-- serious face
    Of course far more people like Ron Paul then the news admits... that's why there was such a concerted effort by the MSM to slander him in any way possible.

    If he had been given a fair chance, he would in all likelihood have been elected president... or at least have given Obama a run for his money.

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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Ron Paul is a joke........all he did was help Obama get elected by taking votes away from McCain...
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    Re: CPAC: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - ends Romney's CPAC domination

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Ron Paul is a joke........all he did was help Obama get elected by taking votes away from McCain...
    What are you basing that on??

    I mean, is that based on his platform?? Or is it based on the MSM that TOLD YOU that he was a joke??

    You'll probably claim the former, but I would wager the latter.

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