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Billionaire T. Boone Pickens Wants to "Fix" The Broken Political System

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posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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I think term limits for absolutely everyone who is involved in politics would fix more than pretty much anything else. If you've got a bunch of senators and other such people who have been in government for the past 30 years and you've got problems, they're why.




posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Is this a joke?

His platform to use social media is a good idea, but it should be put to the general public, not lying scum thieving politicians who want to destroy the Constitution and install totalitarianism in it's place.

All candidates should have to pass a lie-detector test and lobbyists should be outlawed.

I wonder how the establishment would like them apples?



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: BrianFlanders
I think term limits for absolutely everyone who is involved in politics would fix more than pretty much anything else. If you've got a bunch of senators and other such people who have been in government for the past 30 years and you've got problems, they're why.


Sure, but you would have to ban lobbying and private campaign money as well, because the Big Money would still pile up behind their chosen puppets. You would have a steady stream of fresh puppets going in now. Said puppets would get in and do as much for their masters benefits and damage for everyone else in as little time as possible.


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posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 10:38 PM
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originally posted by: jacobe001

originally posted by: BrianFlanders
I think term limits for absolutely everyone who is involved in politics would fix more than pretty much anything else. If you've got a bunch of senators and other such people who have been in government for the past 30 years and you've got problems, they're why.


Sure, but you would have to ban lobbying and private campaign money as well, because the Big Money would still pile up behind their chosen puppets. You would have a steady stream of fresh puppets going in now. Said puppets would get in and do as much for their masters benefits and damage for everyone else in as little time as possible.



Not denying that causes problems but if wealthy people decide they're going to influence politics by giving money to people they think will work for them, they don't have to do it at campaign time. They could do as little as fund someone's education and have a loyal servant for life.



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 11:39 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord




Growing up in Holdenville, Oklahoma, turned out to be one of my life’s greatest blessings. Never mind that it was the Great Depression. I was taught values and lessons that serve me to this day. I was surrounded by family. And I had a great group of friends....

blah blah, ... irrelevant


My big idea for 2016 is to put together a bipartisan screening committee that vets presidential candidates like we do anyone else applying for a job and recommends the best candidates possible.

Problem. This "committee" is not an employer; The "people" are. The "committee" doesn't employ the president, doesn't issue the pay check, doesn't make the rules.


Right now we have a process that emphasizes accusation and innuendo.

Good. Been a long time coming. Way over due.


Fact-checking is done… after the fact.

Not the best but better than before the fact, no?

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And just like reality TV, there is too much of an emphasis on the inconsequential and the irrelevant. Such a vetting process could alleviate much of that.

Indeed, there is a lot of inconsequential and irrelevant talk circling around.

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The goal would be to propose amendments to the Constitution that would put limits on federal spending and our debt spree, put limits on the reach of our regulatory system and the courts.

Ahh, and now the meat. That's all we need to know. Everything else is BS. Did he write this himself? Fopaux!
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posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:04 AM
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So basically in a nutshell, what he's saying is:

The foxes want to guard the henhouse.





Is this really surprising to anyone ?

These 'good ol' boys' are getting braver and braver with actually voicing out their thought crimes to the plebieans.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

Exactly. Did he write this himself? I wonder, are his lawyers gnashing teeth right now?

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posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:47 AM
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A move like this is a 'Red Flag', personally to me, it says the People who have all the Money and Power are running scared so now they're trying to execute new Rules in order to keep their Power in their corner and in their corner alone. These guys hate competition with a passion and feel it's slipping away from their everlasting eternal grasp. Nothing good will come from this.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 01:38 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
They actually said that? Wow.......


They did, but it's a bit out of context. Basically it was in response to literally everything being opposed and filibustered by Republicans. So they thought Obama should just be a dictator in order to bypass a dysfunctional congress. Not that that makes it much better, but that was their reasoning.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

If one scrolls down to the replies under Mr. Boone's entry at his LinkedIn account to the response of Patrick McKimmie, Senior NonCommisioned Officer at United States Air Force, one might find what Patrick had to say to Mr. Boone worth reading.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 03:08 AM
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The sad part is he'll probably get his way.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 03:12 AM
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a reply to: wantsome

maybe someone could get a meme going of him and the koch brothers, dressed in full Sith garb alongside Kissinger and Soros and whoever their Eastern equivalents are and write something funny? Thatd be funny I think.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 04:30 AM
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I thought he died bronco busting an atomic bomb being dropped on Moscow in Dr. Strangelove . . . uh, Slim Pickens . . . nevermind.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I dont know why you yanks dont use the Aussie & British system. The winning political party chooses the national leader who becomes the Prime Minister, quite simple.

Better yet, pick any 10 worst dressed strangers from the street, let the people choose one of the 10. At least those 10 won't be puppets of the Ruling elite. Haven't you Americans suffered enough? When will you reclaim your Republic?



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 04:44 AM
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I also really really hate the USA president being called the "leader of the free world"


You know thats a euphemism "puppet of the Corporations who dictate military policy as to which countries will be invaded next in the name of freedom so we the US can install our puppet leaders who ensure Americans cherry pick the prize resources"

The "free world" means free to do as we want.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: Murgatroid




controlled by the hidden hand


Well seeing you mentioned JFK, didnt he make it a law that silver should back money? A Magic bullet is all he got for daring to reclaim the economy away from the Bankers



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 07:22 AM
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It's not in the least shocking that one of the 0.5%-ers and a lifetime member of TPTB would suggest this. I'm sure many in his circle would as well. What SHOULD be shocking to everyone that gives a crap is that T. Boner and his ilk actually BELIEVE this stuff. The people WE'RE electing are so warped and out-of-touch that they believe ideas like this are in the best interest of everyone. If this isn't an iron-clad argument as to why people need to stop supporting anyone that has even the slightest tie to either party I don't know what is.

Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. We keep letting the Rep/Dem system drive our politics and wonder why we keep getting screwed and lied to. Duh!

Merry Christmas everyone.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 07:33 AM
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I don't get whats wrong with checking if people are qaulified enough to run for Presidency?? They should be checked out just like everyone else is checked out when being interviewed for a job!

Where and how is the question?

Maybe this process could be held 'Live' on TV for the Populace to watch and vote just like x-factor or is it already like x-factor?? hmmm. Vote who they want to run for Democrats and Republican or any other Party and then the election campaigns start?



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I don't get whats wrong with checking if people are qaulified enough to run for Presidency?? They should be checked out just like everyone else is checked out when being interviewed for a job!

Where and how is the question?

Maybe this process could be held 'Live' on TV for the Populace to watch and vote just like x-factor or is it already like x-factor?? hmmm. Vote who they want to run for Democrats and Republican or any other Party and then the election campaigns start?



And who does the checking?

O right the 0.01% and political elite......



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: diggindirt


Since the qualification to run for president, as outlined in the Constitution of the US is fairly simple:

Yes. I am well aware of the limited requirements for the job of POTUS as detailed in the constitution. Of course someone who is brain-dead and on life support would meet those requirements. And, in my opinion, I believe that the current stable of candidates don't rise much above that level.

My scenario was intended as a whimsical demonstration of how some of the current crop of candidates couldn't get a similar executive level position if they had to be interviewed for the job. If a real committee interested in selecting the best candidate for the job were to review the qualifications and references of the applicants, I believe this would be a close approximation of the outcome.

With respect to altering the Constitution, T. Boone said the following:

There are efforts to bring more accountability to our nation’s failed and out-of-control leadership in Washington. Perhaps there are lessons to be learned there, and from the Convention of the States movement that would utilize Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The goal would be to propose amendments to the Constitution that would put limits on federal spending and our debt spree, put limits on the reach of our regulatory system and the courts.
So there are already efforts underway to make such changes to the Constitution. If we can disconnect the messenger from the message for a minute, I believe what he proposes is a valid plan. Some changes, like term limits for all offices, would go a long way toward fixing our broken government.

My examples weren't to show how attitude or religious views should disqualify a candidate for POTUS. My objective was to demonstrate how the criminality and willful ignorance that arise from those attributes does disqualify them.

-dex



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