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Guess who Gary Johnson got to meet!

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Wheylous Posted: Thu, Oct 11 2012 10:39 PM

Wheylous!

Oh yeah, shook hands with him today and spoke with him about Medicare and Social Security (unfortunately he only wants to cut them back and give more power to the states :\ ).

Still, I got to network with a lot of libertarians!

Well, NYC on Saturday!

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gotlucky replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 10:49 PM

Niiice - libertarians in the wild.

What was the average age? Were there lots of young people or was it older types?

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Neodoxy replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 10:56 PM

I was gonna say something witty but I couldn't think of anything, so good for you anyway.

At last those coming came and they never looked back With blinding stars in their eyes but all they saw was black...
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Coooooooooooool.

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 10:58 PM

Mostly college students.

It was at some bar in DC. There was a scattering of older people, but mostly just people linked to the campaign. I talked strategy with the Maryland Libertarian Party organizer (president?) as well.

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Did you get any good pictures?

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gotlucky replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 11:39 PM

Wheylous:

I talked strategy with the Maryland Libertarian Party organizer (president?) as well.

You can't just leave it at that! What are their strategies? Were they interested in what you had to say? For that matter...what did you say?

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Autolykos replied on Fri, Oct 12 2012 8:12 AM

I wouldn't shake Gary Johnson's hand, but that's just me.

The keyboard is mightier than the gun.

Non parit potestas ipsius auctoritatem.

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was ron paul there?

 

“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence."
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eliotn replied on Fri, Oct 12 2012 1:24 PM

Interesting meeting!

Schools are labour camps.

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Did you do the Misean handshake with him?

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Nice. Are you a college student as well?

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Oct 14 2012 10:27 AM

I did get good pictures.

Ron Paul was not there.

I was not aware of the Mises handshake - does it involve exploitation?

I am a college student.

As to strategy, the Libertarian party guy was talking about starting up some organization to have libertarians testify at different levels of government to be able to take more direct action to block certain projects. For example, he said that he was able to get a few people to testify against some company which had some infrastructure project they wanted to build and were asking for a "tax break subsidy" and they were able to stop it. I'm not a big fan of not cutting taxes, though, so I had some reservations.

We also discussed the efficiency of giving out signs and fliers, etc. Nothing overly useful, but small bits of knowledge.

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eliotn replied on Sun, Oct 14 2012 1:03 PM

I would appreciate it if you could provide links to some of these pictures.

Schools are labour camps.

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Oct 14 2012 3:20 PM

I'll add those in to the pictures of me with Kokesh, Woods, and Murphy that I will post soon!

Unfortunately, I think I will blur my face, which deprives you of the privilege of seeing Wheylous in his whole glory, but that's life.

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DD5 replied on Mon, Oct 15 2012 9:29 AM

Wheylous:
he said that he was able to get a few people to testify against some company which had some infrastructure project they wanted to build and were asking for a "tax break subsidy" and they were able to stop it. I'm not a big fan of not cutting taxes, though, so I had some reservations.

Good for you for having "reservations" but next time you should congragulate the "party guy" for suceesfully working against tax cuts.  If only we had a few more like him,  we really could do away with Obama or Romney.

 

 

 

 

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Oct 15 2012 10:09 AM

When you put it like that, I really should have made a bigger deal out of it.

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