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Old March 27, 2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Peter Schiff comments on Michael Moore

Investment adviser and owner of Euro-Pacific Capital Peter Schiff comments
on Michael Moore's assertion that most gun owners are white racists. A follower of the Austrian School of Economics (von Mises school) and a critic of Osama Bin Ber Nank, Schiff ran for senator in Connecticut and couldn't even get an interview with anyone on the mainstream media. In this commentary Schiff points out the flawed made up statistics cited by Moore, that 20% of guns are owned by blacks, that most folks who buy guns for protection don't concern themselves with the ethnicity of potential attackers. Here's a link to his commentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtbfP...layer_embedded
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Old March 27, 2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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I thought that name sounded familiar. Peter Schiff is the son of Irwin Schiff, who was quite notorious a couple or three decades ago for telling people they didn't have to pay income tax -- and spending time in prison for tax evasion.

One wonders how far the apple falls from the tree.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irwin_Schiff
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Old March 27, 2013, 10:59 PM   #3
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Irwin Schiff, author of The Biggest Con, is still in prison today for tax evasion. He argued that income taxes were unconstitutional and refused to pay anything in taxes. The IRS disagreed and arranged for housing with a medical plan for him at Club Fed.

Peter runs a straight operation and pays income tax. He's also the author of several books, Crash Proof, The Little Book of Big Investments, How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes, The Real Crash.
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Old March 28, 2013, 06:40 AM   #4
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The statistics referenced by Peter Schiff were from a Gallop poll, and if the consensus of the TFL forum members regarding honestly answering any pollsters about gun ownership is any indication of poll accuracy, it's nearly impossible to accurately quantify. To then to draw conclusions about race from an inaccurate poll, is just inconclusive.

And don't get me started about Mr. Moore.
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