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  1. (11) 'F*#k it, I quit': CBS reporter Quits live on Air 09/22/14
  2. (5) Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border 09/22/14
  3. (4) Hysterical political ad: Woman in abusive relationship with lying cheater she met online 09/22/14
  4. (4) Dr. Zeke Emanuel (Obamacare Architect) Says 75 Years Long Enough to Live on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (Video) 09/22/14
  5. (3) Teen Faces 2 Year Jail Sentence For Sexy Photo With Jesus Statue 09/12/14
  6. (3) Biden: The Tea Party Is Not Right Or Left, They Just Hate Government 09/22/14
  7. (3) Cody Wilson & Defense Distributed: "October Surprise" coming... Well, so technically a 'September Surprise:' Sept. 30th! 09/22/14
  8. (2) Obama: Let me be clear. 09/22/14
  9. (2) Chemtrails gone wild 09/22/14
  10. (2) Tim & Chuck Baldwin could use a little "Liberty Love"... 09/22/14
  11. (2) Coulter: I've Never Seen Evidence GOP Hates Black People Until I Read Rubio's 'Amnesty' Bill... 03/08/14
  12. (2) "F♡ck It!" Support former CBS Reporter Charlo Greene & the Alaska Cannabis Club on Indiegogo Today! 09/22/14
  13. (1) Photos and Witnesses Show Black Actress Having Sex in Public Before Police Were Called 09/17/14
  14. (1) Military Rolls Tanks On To St. Louis Streets...But Why? 06/23/12
  15. (1) How I did almost 1/4000 of Ron Paul - DIY Home Birth 09/22/14

The Last Hour

25 votes

Obama: Let me be clear.

70 votes

'F*#k it, I quit': CBS reporter Quits live on Air
KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job on live TV last night, outing herself as the owner of an Alaskan cannabis club and declaring "f*ck it".

12 votes

Why do so many poor people eat junk food, fail to budget properly, show no ambition? Linda knows why

In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while.

20 votes

Malcolm X quote that teachers should be teaching our kids

Malcolm X quote that teachers should be teaching our kids.

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23 votes

Stewart Rhodes: #sheepdog vs #sheepdog Speech at the Lamp of Liberty National Press Club (Video) Marines will not Obey!

"The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) held a press conference at the National Press Club, in Washington DC, on September 17th, the 227th anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. CSPOA is a national organization of Sheriffs , police officers, and elected officials, as well as private citizens, whose mission is to equip sheriffs, peace officers and public officials with the necessary information and public support to carry out their duties in accordance with their Oaths of Office."

43 votes

My Dad The Neocon, Turned On Me!

As long as I remember, my dad has been a neocon. Supporting Anders Fogh Rasmussen, The Bush Family, The Obama wars.

"We need to help Israel, look at their neighbors", OR "They (insert country) need military help, to get to where we are (democracy)"

For years since my own awakening (2007), I have been telling him: "We need to just leave these people alone"

Two days ago, my dad visited for coffee, the talk fell on current world affairs: ISIS, Gaza, Ukraine... I observed my dad take a sip of coffee, waiting for him, to tell me the Neoconservative truth, that somehow we NEED another war.

He sipped, and fell into thoughts, I let him be for a moment, then he uttered these words: "We need to just leave these people alone"

18 votes

Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul has voiced support for airstrikes, but voted against arming Syrian rebels

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (CNN) —Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, made it clear Friday night that he sharply opposes further U.S. involvement in the Mideast region.

Speaking at a libertarian-leaning conference, Ron Paul slammed the "bipartisan support" among congressional lawmakers for "rubber-stamping what President Obama wants" in the fight against the militant group.

More broadly, he suggested that Senate Republicans aren't that different from their Democratic counterparts.

13 votes

Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue
by NPR Staff

Last Friday, 43 veteran and reserve members of Israel's secretive spy organization, Unit 8200, claimed they'd been directed to spy on Palestinians for coercion purposes.

The group signed an open letter of protest to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to the head of the Israeli army, accusing the spy agency of targeting innocent Palestinians and collecting data for political purposes, not national security.

Dubbed the "refusniks," the veterans declared that they had a "moral duty" to no longer "take part in the state's actions against Palestinians."

6 votes

When will the dollar collapse? (Trying to Time a Gift)

Our Expectation for the Economy
Over time, as our debt rises, creditors will become less enthusiastic about financing our spending. Washington's approach to this problem will probably be to print more (instead of spend less). Supply of dollars will rise.

Over time, as our economy remains lackluster, foreign investment in our assets will decline - as will demand for dollars (in which those assets are denominated).

Bottom line: increased supply and decreased demand will bring severe devaluation to the USD.

My Question
I am planning a gift of precious metals to someone important. I do not want them (necessarily) to sell the precious metals now (with the values relatively low).

7 votes

Who are we?

Who are we?

A post from the 2007 DP prompted me to post this response now, in the last quarter of 2014.

So, who are we?

We are activists. We were born of activism. We are Conspiracy Theorists. We have been CT since at least 1963 or since we were old enough to question things that didn't add up.

We are Truthers, we are preppers, and we are Constitutionalists. Since 9/11 we have learned that we need to be all of these things as, at the very least, America's long term future looks for the first time to be unsteady. Notwithstanding, of course, the might of the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama new world order WAR machine and it's propensity to force democracy across the globe through the barrel of a gun. (The same WAR machines we now see in our towns pointing out the bogeymen among us but, I digress.)

We are happiness seekers. We pursue happiness. We seek to make a better life for our children. We STILL do that and that is who "we" are.

We are Christians, Atheists, Zionists and Anti-Zionists. We are Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and of the Indian sub-continent. We have always held these beliefs and we have always figured out a way to peacefully co-eXist.

We are White, we are Black, we are Asian, we are Hispanic, we are Native American, and we are everything in between and all-encompassing.

35 votes

Blinded By The Lies: Glaucoma and Cannabis

"Believe it or not, the federal government sends free pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes to a special, but dwindling group of patients on a regular basis beginning in 1976 with Robert Randall. It all started when Robert was arrested for growing cannabis on his back deck and had to prove that this medicine was essential in to prevent his progressive loss of vision from glaucoma."
Key phrase here: "PREVENT his loss of vision."

"A variety of options are available to treat glaucoma. These include eye drops, laser procedures, and surgery. All are intended to decrease eye pressure and, thereby, protect the optic nerve."
Key phrase here: "DECREASE eye pressure..."

which DOES NOT PROTECT THE OPTIC NERVE. It merely SLOWS the progressive loss of vision. It provides an awesome income stream for the drug company and the eye doctor, as visual field testing will be performed several times a year at about $100 per test - to map the gradual loss of vision. Meanwhile, the patient will buy those drops until they die.

I devoted a career to ophthalmology, and watched helplessly as doctor after doctor prescribed drops and did surgery and patients continued to lose vision. My own father had lost a considerable portion of his visual field before he died. It is beyond frustrating to know there is a way to save the sight of these people, and the government knows it, and every ophthalmologist I worked for knows it...

11 votes

Celebrate Banned Book Week!

I spend a lot of time in various libraries, and every year comes Banned Book Week. It is a time where libraries bring contended, restricted, and challenged reading material as much attention as possible.

While the outright banning of books doesn’t happen in America the way it does in some countries, there are still challenges publishers can face in getting books on shelves of public libraries.

Banning and challenging material is not a thing of the past; it is something that still occurs on a regular basis today. Often times books are challenged in the sense that people want certain scenes or words removed. Various groups have requested that the word “nigger” be removed from Huck Finn in the past for example.

Ira Freeman gave us a post about restricted material and ways that some books are kept hidden from the public here.

More here on Banned book week

26 votes

I owe Michael Nystrom $30

April of 2013, I thought silver price had reached its lowest point. Mr. Nystrom predicted last April that the price would drop to $18 within the next year. It has bounced around close to that, but finally broke below $18 today. On April 15, 2013, here is what I posted in response to his prediction:

I say we will see $30 silver before we see $18 silver. In my opinion, today is the capitulation everyone was anticipating. If so, the bottom will be at or near what we are seeing today. So, what do you say...If silver reaches $30 you can send me one ASE. If silver reaches $18, I'll send you 30 FRNs.


Obviously, I have been very wrong. Even though Mr. Nystrom didn't take me up on my wager, I am sending today a $30 donation to the Daily Paul.