posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by RRconservative
We were mislead into this war by the Bush Administration. We were told "Mission Accomplished!" years ago. As we continue to focus our efforts in
Iraq (to whatever success), there are other very important elements of our infrastructure that are beginning to stammer. I bought plane tickets to
Denmark for Christmas in August. My dollar is worth less now in Denmark than it was when i bought those tickets. Which generation before me has
watched our dollar go down the drain? I think we spend too much time overseas trying to secure our interests, and we aren't focusing enough on the
issues that threaten this nation at home. Terrorists are the worst kinds of bad guys as far as i'm concerned, but the last thing I want to see is the
United States with their heads in the sand fighting a slow and grinding war in Iraq while our economy staggers, our dollar drops, our education goes
under, oil prices go up, and so on and so forth until we're no longer ABLE to defend our interests overseas, because we don't have the resources. It
doesn't take much once you're past the tipping point.
I hate that his fanatics spam online polls, energizing his base with false support, and stealing credit cards to fund his campaign.
Let's assume for a moment that his fanatics are spamming online polls. I've heard VERY little reporting regarding this on television, and many many
voters still do not get their information via the internet. Spamming Ron Paul supporters are, for the most part, preaching to the choir. It's not
false support, it's a showing of strong support. Support of exposure, a fair shake. If Spammers are responsible for giving Ron Paul the exposure to
likely make the most money in the fourth quarter, then i say good for them. Because now he's available to more of the voting base as an option.
People deserve fairness when they decide who to vote for. It shouldn't be the job of the mainstream media to pick and choose.
The stealing credit cards bit is the most ignorant thing you've said thus far. I'm assuming you have no experience in the field of ECommerce or
Internet Crime. I have a degree in Computer Related Crime Investigation and i'm the Sales manager for a successful software company online. So it's
safe to assume i know what i'm talking about. Credit Card thieves buy credit card numbers from off-the-grid locations online, why? So they can steal
your money. They're also smart, unfortunately. Before they go ahead and draw attention to themselves attempting to make a big purchase, they place an
order for a small amount of money to test the cards validity. If it works, they know they can go spend away on what they really want.
Credit Card thieves like to test their stolen product on ECommerce sites that are very busy and don't have time to flag orders. A one-day online
fundraiser is the perfect opportunity to test your credit card numbers to make sure they're good. Orders are being processed so quickly that nobody
has time to check. And why should they? The government doesn't seem to care, credit card companies always give the money back to their customers
without even seeking evidence in some cases. It's not rocket science and you shouldn't jump to conclusions and assume ron paul supporters would
really be so stupid as to steal credit cards and donate money. That's just dumb.