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- (1) 1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA 03/30/15
- (1) A court case so secret, US Govt says it can't go on 03/30/15
- (1) The biker, the lion and the reporter 03/31/15
- (1) Teen Libertarian Is Face of Brazil's Young Free-Market Right 03/30/15
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Can you say "freedom of association?
Here's the point. The government should not be in the business of forcing people together or forcing them apart. Such decisions should be made by the people involved, without third party coercion.
In fact, by law, all contracts are VOLUNTARY, and if shown to be entered into by force or coercion are, if challenged, avoided(legally cancelled) by courts.
You cannot force someone into a contract.
Many are disillusioned by Rand Paul’s concessions to mainstream politics.
By Ben Schreckinger | Politico | 3/26/15
As he pulls together his expected presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sen. Rand Paul is confronted by defections from an unexpected quarter: the die-hard idealists whose energy powered his father’s campaigns.
That network of committed supporters was expected to convey to Paul, the natural successor to Ron Paul’s libertarian movement, providing him with a plug-and-play ground organization in the make-or-break early voting states. But instead of embracing the Kentucky senator, many of those grass-roots activists are turning their backs on him, disillusioned by the younger Paul’s concessions to mainstream politics.
I’m in my early 30s. At some point in my lifetime car accidents will cease to be a thing.
Some of our great grandchildren will look back at our present day and wonder how we suffered through the carnage brought upon by the deadly automobile.
What used to take 45 minutes through busy traffic to go from your quaint suburban home to your urban job will get cut down to 5 and you can do something productive, something besides driving, while you're on your way.
The technology is already here and available--it just needs to be integrated to create a new high-tech system, or network, of roads.
Think of the individual cars on the road as data being sent from one place to another. In the present day system each unit of data, each car, has a destination in mind and knows how to get there, but bandwidth problems (traffic jams) along the way can't be dealt with until they arise. Traffic jams occur because individual data (each driver) cannot communicate with all of the other active data points (other drivers) simultaneously.
The Future of Freedom: A Feature Interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney
Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow's stomach.
They were "astonished" to find it almost completely wiped out staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA.
Their findings will be presented at a national microbiology conference.
Colorado nullified federal law (10th Amendment) in 2012 with the passing of Amendment 64. More people voted to legalize marijuana in Colorado, than voted for Barack Obama.
Colorado leads the way in sovereignty - allowing citizens to choose for themselves what the eat, drink, and use as medicine (like cannabis, cannabidiol, or CBD)! Come be a part of the medicine freedom revolution!
Liberty-lovers, this is a great opportunity to reach more people with your message while potentially helping people who really need it!
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana is called discriminatory by its detractors and essential by its supporters. But are both of these groups missing the real point? Ron Paul explains...
March 29, 2015 - Imagine that someone has wronged you, and you sue them.
Then the Government magically appears in court and asks that your suit be dismissed because, for reasons it won't tell you, state secrets might be dredged up in the course of the litigation.
You have no idea what they're talking about.
But after secret discussions with the judge from which both you and the defendant are excluded, the court dismisses your suit.
This Kafkaesque scenario couldn't happen in the U.S., right?
Not until Monday, it couldn't.
A key section of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been leaked to the public. The New York Times has a major story on the contents of the leaked chapter, and it's as bad as many of us feared.
Now we know why the corporations and the Obama administration want the TPP, a huge "trade" agreement being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries, kept secret from the public until it's too late to stop it.
by Dan Sanchez, March 29, 2015 | Antiwar.com
What happens when a dynamic company, started by a couple of idealistic friends in grad school, succeeds so wildly that it becomes a mega-corporation that pervades the lives of hundreds of millions? In imperial America, it would seem, it eventually becomes corrupted, even captured. Tragically, that seems to be the unfolding story of Google.
By being the first dot-com to really get the search engine right, Google unlocked the nascent power of the internet, greatly liberating the individual. It is easy to take for granted and forget how revolutionary the advent of “Just Google it” was for the life of the mind. Suddenly, specific, useful knowledge could be had on most any topic in seconds with just a quick flurry of fingers on a keyboard.
This was a tremendous boost for alternative voices on the internet. It made it extremely easy to bypass the establishment gatekeepers of ideas and information. For example, I remember in the mid-2000s using Google to satisfy my curiosity about this “libertarianism” thing I had heard about, since the newspapers and magazines I was reading were quite useless for this purpose. In 2007, by then an avid libertarian, I remember walking through the campus of my former school UC Berkeley, seeing “Google Ron Paul” written in chalk on the ground, and rejoicing to think that hundreds of Cal students were doing just that. A big part of why today’s anti-war movement is more than a handful of Code Pink types, and the libertarian movement is more than a handful of zine subscribers, is that millions “Googled Ron Paul.”
Google and the Security State
"Well I think that our country always benefits from new leadership and new perspectives. I mean, let's be honest here: the presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families. It is an awesome and sacred trust, that to be earned, and exercised, on behalf of the American people,"