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Ron Paul: The Fed is Destroying the US - Beware the Two Percent!

This video was just released by The Ron Paul Institute today (1/28/15). Ron Paul's history lesson on the Federal Reserve, including the Fed's absurd mandate to ensure a two percent inflation rate. The Fed is the primary driver of the warfare/welfare state that is destroying the US.

Source: Market Sanity


http://youtu.be/GyUD1yeKFBA

21 votes

8 Things Happy People Do But Rarely Talk About

Most of us like to think we are fairly happy people, but deep down we might not necessarily believe it or feel happy. When you look around and see people you grew up with making the most out of life while you keep going to a job you don’t like, repeating the same routine day in and day out, it is easy to feel less than grateful for the life you have. So what are the secrets of all those happy people? What are they doing to get the most out of life while the rest of us watch it pass by? -

See more at: http://theunboundedspirit.com/8-things-happy-people-do-but-r...

where you is ?

49 votes

Chuck Baldwin: My Thoughts On The Movie "American Sniper."

My Thoughts On The Movie "American Sniper." - Via Facebook

As with millions of other Americans, I went to see the hugely popular Clint Eastwood-directed movie, "American Sniper." Here are some of my thoughts:

No one, at least not me, doubts the patriotism, courage, and sacrifice of our nation's military personnel--especially our combat forces. I certainly do not share Michael Moore's opinion that Chris Kyle (and our snipers in general) was a coward. Snipers have been effective in helping to wage America's wars since our War for Independence. In lawful combat, snipers are as needful as any other specialized fighting man.

My issue is not with Chris Kyle, or with any other American fighting man. My issue is with the justness of the war Chris Kyle was ordered to fight. Yes, I realize that we have an all-volunteer army; but let's be honest enough to admit that the vast majority of our young people joining the U.S. military sincerely believe that they are doing their patriotic duty by volunteering to conduct war against America's "enemies." They learn nothing else from family, school, movies and television, and church. The singular message they hear is that everything the U.S. military does is right and righteous and that every military engagement we fight is just and justified. I'm sure Chris Kyle was no different.

However, at the risk of sounding unpatriotic, after watching the real-life military exploits of Chris Kyle on the Big Screen, I left the theater extremely angry.

40 votes

"I'm just here so I won't get fined."

The NFL threatened to fine Marshawn Lynch $500,000 if he didn't show up to the Superbowl media day so he did, but he really doesn't like talking to the media. So he answered every question the same way.

"I'm just here so I won't get fined."


http://youtu.be/G1kvwXsZtU8

This is basically the same reason millions of Americans have health insurance. So they don't get fined. But insurance hardly pays for anything. Hundreds in premiums, and still a $50 copay to see the doctor. And those mofos will still bankrupt you on a serious illness, even if you have "insurance."

28 votes

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that makes their artist even more eye-catching and playful – they tailor their art to its surroundings so that their (usually) 2D paintings seem to interact with their 3D surroundings.

http://www.upliftmag.com/28-pieces-of-street-art-that-clever...

Some of my favorites:

creative-interactive-street-art-31

27 votes

Rand Paul reintroduces Audit the Fed bill

By Michael Flaherty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday re-introduced a bill that would expose the Federal Reserve's monetary policy discussions and decisions to a congressional audit.

The Kentucky senator's move to re-introduce the bill, along with 30 co-sponsors, comes as Republican lawmakers and some Democrats increase their efforts to rein in the U.S. central bank and make it more transparent.

25 votes

VIDEO: Sen. Paul Appears on The Fox Business Channel W / Lisa Kennedy - 1/27/15

VIDEO: Sen. Paul Appears on The Fox Business Channel W / Lisa Kennedy - 1/27/15

Video:
http://youtu.be/HkkaFaYX0EA

15 votes

In Ohio, Two Groups Have Very Different Proposals to Legalize Marijuana

Last week, we reported that a pro-legalization group in Ohio called Responsible Ohio had revealed the details of their campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. My analysis noted that the proposal is far from ideal due to the cartelized enterprise the amendment would create.

The proposal would create a seven-member Marijuana Control Commission, five marijuana testing facilities to check potency, and would only license ten legal growing locations. This boondoggle of an amendment would basically hand control for growing, selling, and distributing of marijuana over to the state government.

Luckily, there is another option for the good people of Ohio. A Political Action Committee (PAC) called Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis are pushing to get enough signatures in order to get their ballot initiative, End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act (EOCPA), onto the ballot for Ohioans to vote on it in 2016. The proposal presented by the Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis would allow for entrepreneurs, not government bureaucrats, to develop the quickly growing legal marijuana market.

14 votes

NORTHEAST: Blizzard ‘Potentially Historic’

Basically, use common sense. This includes:
don't try to do all that shoveling at once.

Stay safe and warm, everyone!
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Tips from the National Weather Service

At Home and Work
Primary concerns are loss of heat, power and telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. Have available:

Flashlight and extra batteries
Bttery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information

13 votes

Happy Birthday James Corbett! The Corbett Report Turns 300

As The Corbett Report podcast turns 300, James takes a moment to reflect on the past, present and future of the podcast and the website. What value does this podcast bring and why does James do what he does? Join us today as we ponder these questions and set a path for the future of the alt media.


http://youtu.be/ZECDaTJOTtk

Published on Jan 24, 2015
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=13383

23 votes

Why isn't Liberty as popular as the NFL?

Listen, like I said - I'm back Seattle and the Superbowl is a big deal. All these people dressed up in Seahawks blue and green. It is an exciting combination to look at. The 12 flags are everywhere, including one stuck to the side of the Columbia Tower, the tallest building in Seattle, and the huge one flying from the top of the Space Needle.

People are flying them from their cars, they go driving down the street, their 12 flags flapping in the wind.

30 votes

VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Legislation To Protect Fifth Amendment

VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Legislation To Protect Fifth Amendment

Reintroduce the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR Act)

Video:
http://youtu.be/M7BsWb09hGk

32 votes

Mayor Calls 911 To Report A Robbery, Police Show Up, Beat and Arrest Her

Kinloch, Missouri – Theda Wilson, the former mayor of a Missouri town says that she was assaulted by police after she called 911 to report a burglary in her apartment complex.

“In the back of my apartment I called 9-1-1 thinking they were going to help,” Wilson said.

Unfortunately, “help” is rarely what actually arrives when the police are called, as Wilson soon found out.

As the police arrived, Wilson approached them and let them know that a suspicious person was seen going in and out of a nearby building. That is when police told her that she was under arrest, and instead of explaining anything they moved to physically apprehend her.

24 votes

College Student Detained by TSA for Arabic Flashcards Wins Settlement

I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure.
By Nick George, via the ACLU | January 23, 2015

Five years ago, the Philadelphia police thought that carrying Arabic-language flashcards was enough to warrant the arrest of an innocent traveler. A settlement reached today in a lawsuit I brought against the police department makes it clear that it is not.

Travelling by plane can be a long and grueling process under the best of circumstances. This makes it a good time for monotonous tasks, like trying to iron out some vocab for a language you're learning at college.

In August 2009, I was planning to fly through the Philadelphia airport to start my senior year at Pomona College in California. I was carrying a set of English-Arabic flashcards that I had put together for one of my classes, as well as a book critical of U.S. foreign policy (written by a former secretary of commerce under President Reagan– not exactly a radical treatise). It should go without saying that this is perfectly innocuous, First Amendment-protected activity.

Turns out, it doesn't.

At the metal detector at airport security, Transportation Security Administration agents asked me to empty my pockets. I took the set of flashcards from my pocket and handed them to the officers. After I cleared the metal detector, they asked me to step aside for additional screening. One of them started rifling through the cards, and another took the book out of my carry-on. The minutes ticked by, and I got more confused about why I was being detained and more concerned that I would miss my flight. One of them called a supervisor.