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by Paul
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: news service
Replies: 4
Views: 6955

Re: news service

For a while my phone number must have been on a list of "people who answer the phone and answer questions". I got called at least once a week from some major survey going on for at least a 6 month period, and Jeff is completely correct. Not only are the surveys rigged, but the people perfo...
by Paul
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: How about 30,000?
Replies: 7
Views: 6721

Re: How about 30,000?

Well, then I guess I disagree with Article the First. I feel that 50,000 will ensure that mostly executives, business owners, local contractors, and other middle class types will be able to run, but not the average citizen, and certainly not the poor. I have a feeling we can get a lot of support fro...
by Paul
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

Can you check if there is an option to enable embedding YouTube videos? There is a way to put YouTube videos right into posts by using: MkSHg3JV_V8 which would embed this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkSHg3JV_V8 right into the post, so members don't have to open it into a second window. It ...
by Paul
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: I am not in favor of 'enlarging the house'
Replies: 4
Views: 6274

Re: I am not in favor of 'enlarging the house'

Well, next to my name it says "Pro-Enlargement". (o; I'm okay if people ask questions and don't understand immediately, I just don't want to use something that they immediately reject In the few postings I've seen on this concept, enlarging the house seems to be considered a negative aspec...
by Paul
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: How about 30,000?
Replies: 7
Views: 6721

Re: How about 30,000?

So how about 30,000 instead of 50,000? I am very concerned that a plutocracy minor would form - laws would be made around contractors, executives, and professionals, because the cost of winning an election would be beyond the means of the poor, so representatives would have very little to fear from ...
by Paul
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: I am not in favor of 'enlarging the house'
Replies: 4
Views: 6274

I am not in favor of 'enlarging the house'

I am in favor of increasing the value of each person's vote and making the office available to the everyone.. The enlarging of the house, while it does have its benefits, is really just a side benefit. I feel that if someone first reads 'enlarge the house', it doesn't sound all that appealing. We wa...
by Paul
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50673

Re: Repealing the 17th amendment

I was hesitant to enter the fray on this one, but I gave in to temptation. This is always a challenge in these types of forums, to not enter into sideline intellectual debates and discussions which confuse the issue. I remember the same thing happening to Ron Paul in his interview with Tim Russell w...
by Paul
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50673

Repealing the 17th amendment

The 17th is completely out of the scope of TTO, but I completely agree that its repeal, or really , correction, is probably the second most important thing right after increasing the value of the vote and opening up the House to the average citizen. Not to go too far into it, but the issue that the ...
by Paul
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: How about 30,000?
Replies: 7
Views: 6721

How about 30,000?

I had a conversation with the chairman of the Silicon Valley GOP about various offices to run for. The discussion really was not about my running for office, but just about what it takes in general to get people elected to office. He told me that to run for the house of representatives there are onl...
by Paul
Tue May 19, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

Well, Mr. halebobbdotcom, I can see that you are a man of peace and humility. I would like to encourage you to continue on your path of enlightenment elsewhere.
by Paul
Mon May 18, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

halebobbdotcom, if you are truly an Austrian School Libertarian, then you would have considered that we have carefully weighed the benefits and drawbacks of limiting discussion in our forum and, instead of behaving like a bull in a china shop, taken a more humble approach while inquiring why we have...
by Paul
Mon May 04, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 14
Views: 9889

Re: Let's build a forum!

What do you think about the "Why is THIS solution a better solution than..." category idea?
by Paul
Sun May 03, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

(Paul's post was moved to the strategy section.)
by Paul
Sun May 03, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 14
Views: 9889

Re: Let's build a forum!

Jeff, the two strategies are nearly exactly the ones that I was going to suggest. The 'how and where we get support' and the 'how to actually do the legal stuff'. One of the things I really want to contribute to and help with is to make increasing representation relevant. To demonstrate and open up ...
by Paul
Sun May 03, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build * forum!

Please halt making posts until we figure out what is causing the *'s in the posts.
by Paul
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

I think the only reason to keep signatures is simply self-expression, which really is what the post is supposed to be for. I don't like forums that are devoid of all individuality. I can understand it in a blog, such as Daily Kos does, but the forum I think is a little different. I think you should ...
by Paul
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

vBulletin is just a different forum software, similar to phpBB. However, it requires the purchase of a license because it is a private company. It's generally considered to be very user friendly while having lots of mods available for it. It also has free tech support via email and an optional $60 p...
by Paul
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

With regards to the above post, can make a strategy category? It seems like there isn't really anywhere to discuss strategy. Can we increase the number of posts viewed on each page? I think that's an admin option because I couldn't find it in my control panel. Can we change the name of the 'General ...
by Paul
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 27
Views: 19833

Re: Let's build a forum!

I was also having temporary problems logging onto the site. Every page was taking about 15 seconds to load, even the home page, but that seems to be resolved now. I think the problem with the number of clicks to this post is too many sub-categories. I really believe that we should expand sub-categor...