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28 votes

"By following unrealistic premises we give up a tremendous amount of freedom."

Harry Browne on anti-freedom traps.


http://youtu.be/doFSh8WM1h4

"On our own without any nudge from the government whatsoever, we manage to give away a great deal of the freedom that we could have."

From his classic: How I Found Freedom in and Unfree World

470 votes

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  1. (6) Hit piece on Rand Paul as if it is from Ron Paul 04/01/15
  2. (5) Rand Paul Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal 11/02/14
  3. (5) Convicted drug dealer testifies against 6 former officers 04/01/15
  4. (4) If You're Not Free to Discriminate, You're Not Free -Peter Schiff 04/01/15
  5. (3) Monica Lewinsky tapped by Barbara Walters to bring the mojo back to The View 04/01/15
  6. (2) Can Students Wear American Flag Clothing to School? 04/01/15
  7. (2) Police Abuse of Uber Driver in New York City Caught on YouTube 03/31/15
  8. (2) Oregon's Vaccination dilemma! 04/01/15
  9. (2) Facebook accused of tracking all users even if they delete accounts, ask never to be followed 04/01/15
  10. (2) "By following unrealistic premises we give up a tremendous amount of freedom." 03/31/15
  11. (1) Charlie Rose interview with Bashar al Assad the other day. 03/30/15
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10 votes

University Requires Students To Apply For “free Speech Permits”

University Requires Students To Apply For “free Speech Permits”

by KIT DANIELS | INFOWARS.COM | MARCH 31, 2015

Content of student hand-outs must also be reviewed and approved by school officials

California Polytechnic State University-Pomona is now requiring students who engage in free speech activities on campus to apply for a permit issued weekdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8 votes

Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/joni-mitchell-hospita...

Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized, according to the singer's official Twitter. "We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know," the tweet said.

7 votes

It Ranks at the Very Top of Potential Tax Nightmares

It’s clear the PFIC rules are part of the long-term trend of the US government using burdensome regulations to effectively shrink the number of options available to you.

http://www.internationalman.com/articles/more-unofficial-cap...

18 votes

Charlie Rose interview with Bashar al Assad the other day.

I've seen Assad interviewed before and he always seems very poignant and eloquent.

Charlie, as always, tries to steer the discussion towards MSM/Government propaganda and Assad clearly sees right through this.

You decide:


http://youtu.be/8MKxZcAvfP0

3 votes

U.S. Army Musician Explains Why He Is Seeking Conscientious Objector Status on the Lions of Liberty Podcast

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I welcome in fellow podcast host, James Newcomb of the Outside the Music Box podcast. James describes how he first found his passion in music, and how that led to a job as a musician with the U.S. army. James then details how he became acquainted with libertarian ideas, and how those ideas began the questioning of his role in the U.S. Army, eventually leading to his request for a discharge under conscientious objector status. James and I discuss the process to attain this status, why James is taking this route instead of just walking away, and what military defense might look like in a more ideal world. James then describes how he has channelled his energy into the Outside the Music Box, and as usual I end the show with my wrap-up rant!

7 votes

New Hampshire conservatives plan anti-Jeb Bush caucus

Taking aim at Jeb Bush, a group of leading New Hampshire conservatives and libertarians are preparing to stage their own caucus three months before the state’s first-in-the-nation primary — and then unify behind the winner.
Sick of the string of centrist GOP-ers who’ve dominated the state’s primary in recent years — including John McCain (twice) and Mitt Romney — conservatives and libertarians are hoping to defy the conventional wisdom that the Granite State is moderate-friendly turf between the evangelical-dominated Iowa caucuses and socially conservative South Carolina.

16 votes

AIIB: China's New Development Bank is Becoming a Massive Embarrassment for Obama

China's new development bank, which was announced just five months ago, is becoming a massive headache for the US.

By Mike Bird | Business Insider

Try as it might, the US government can't persuade its allies to stop joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

The bank will be a bit like the World Bank, providing loans to developing countries in Asia for infrastructure projects.

Unlike the World Bank, China will hold the reins of the AIIB. The US administration is publicly worried that the institution will not meet high governance standards, but it really seems opposed to the move because it signals a growing Chinese influence in the region and in global politics.

25 votes

Police Abuse of Uber Driver in New York City Caught on YouTube


http://youtu.be/SGSrGmHsT8s

Published on Mar 30, 2015
Police abuse of Uber driver in New York City. In an unmarked car, the policeman was allegedly attempting to park without using his blinker at a green light. (His reverse lights weren't on. Likely double parked without hazards on.) The Uber driver pulled around and gestured that he should use his blinker, casually and non-offensively, and kept driving us. The policeman aggressively pulls up behind us and this is what happens.

(This occurred just before 2pm on the West side of Manhattan, in police precinct 6, on March 30th, 2015. The officer did not identify himself, but he had a New York license plate: GSS 8891)

7 votes

Clinton/Lewinsky 2016!

After seeing the manner in which Monica Lewinsky has so valiantly resurfaced these last few months in order to take a stand against “cyber bullying” (aka, journalism) I’m convinced that if she had a dynamic counterpart to help spread the message her effectiveness would drastically increase. The past few months she’s shed light on many issues as a result of being bullied (aka written about) in the media after the incident occurring in the Oval Office.

10 votes

And this is how Liberty dies

With thunderous applause.


http://youtu.be/V1FFVWEQnSM

Star Wars 1, 2 and 3 are essential watching.

10 votes

Ted Cruz Wants to Double Immigration and Implement Biometric ID

To cut to the chase, start at 03:00:


http://youtu.be/pa2FU69HSag

PAF's comment: So much for limited government. Once you dig into this guys background, you will find that he is a STATIST just like the rest of them.

7 votes

Fed up of Crises, Iceland Mulls a Monetary 'Revolution'

Sorry Charlie: You think you can trust Parliament w/ this power? Ha!
You can't trust an 'Independent' body! (like us);
You aren't binding the money supply to a tangible commodity.
So don't expect anything 'Revolutionary' to happen. (too bad) :(
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REYKJAVIK (AFP) - Here

Iceland's government said Tuesday it would consider a revolutionary monetary proposal removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank.

10 votes

I am niijii, My Name is Tim Walsh, I am Peace, I am Friend

I am.

I am Peace.
I am Friend.

I am who you are not
I begot who you did not

I began where you did too
A premeditated copulated brew

I Love Me
I Love You

I am what am

And in that phrase, enumerated too
I Love Me
I Love You.

I just thought I would come out of the DP closet tonight.
Today, I am officially unafraid of laying it out: my name is Tim Walsh, and I am who I am.