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Boats Armed with Automatic Machine Guns to Patrol RNC

TAMPA, Fla. - Law enforcement agencies are planning to boost their patrols of Tampa's waterways during the Republican National Convention. The RNC will be held later this month on the city's waterfront. Federal and local law enforcement agencies say they'll saturate the waterway with armed boat patrols.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says machine guns and infrared technology that can pick up body heat are among the new tools being mounted onto boats for the patrols.


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Gunboat democracy comes to our shores

Courtesy of the red, white, and blue.

Gunboat diplomacy: From the Halls of Montezuma, To the...

Gunboat diplomacy: "From the Halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli"

History of The Marines' Hymn. The Army, Navy & Air Force too. Read these few pages to learn what we are singing about. References.

The Marines' Hymn is a tribute to Warriors. Marine Warriors stormed fortress Derna, raised the American flag, and gave us "the shores of Tripoli." Marines fought their way into the castle at Chapultepec and gave us the "halls of Montezuma." Marines exist for the purpose of war-fighting. Fighting is their role in life. They "fight for right and freedom" and "to keep our honor clean." They fight "in the air, on land, and sea." The Marine Corps is Valhalla for Warriors. U.S. Marines need no song. They have a hymn.
Ironically, no one knows who wrote the hymn, which was in widespread use by the mid-1800s. Col. A.S. McLemore, USMC, spent several years trying to identify the origin of the tune. In 1878 he told the leader of the Marine Band that the tune had been adopted from the comic opera Genevieve de Barbant, by Jaques Offenback. Yet, others believe the tune originated from a Spanish folk song. Whatever! Regardless of its origin, The Marines' Hymn has remained a revered icon of the United States Marine Corps for almost 200 years.
In 1929 The Marines' Hymn became the official hymn of the Corps. Thirteen years later in November 1942 the Commandant approved a change in the words of the first verse, fourth line. Because of the increasing use of aircraft in the Corps, the words were changed to "In the air, on land, and sea." No other changes have been made since that time. When you have attained absolute perfection, there is no need for further modification:

    From the Halls of Montezuma,
    To the Shores of Tripoli;
    We fight our country's battles
    In the air, on land, and sea;
    First to fight for right and freedom
    And to keep our honor clean;
    We are proud to claim the title

    Our flag's unfurled to every breeze,
    From dawn to setting sun;
    We have fought in every clime and place
    Where we could take a gun;
    In the snow of far off northern lands
    And in sunny tropic scenes;
    You will find us always on the job --

    Here's health to you and to our Corps
    Which we are proud to serve;
    In many a strife we've fought for life
    And never lost our nerve;
    If the Army and the Navy
    Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
    They will find the streets are guarded

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Call them, Write them, and Tell them

that they are missing sharks with freakin lasers! You and your friends and family would feel more secure with that added security measure.


They must be preparing to

They must be preparing to keep the Ron Paul delegates safe because up until now every single act of violence has been committed against them.


Good One!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

this is retarded.

I'm guessing that the defense contractor that supplied the boats outfitted with the guns is a huge Republican Sponsor. Just a guess here.

Armed cruisers "defending" GOP convention?

How stupid!How childish? How downright pathetic and cowardly!

Whom do these idiots think that they are defending themselves (or the residents of Florida) from? An invasion by the Swiss Navy?

Nominate Ron Paul already, and send Mitt and the other little children back to their sandbox! The mere thought of having Mitt and infants like him, who would run their convention in such a manner,working in or near the DC government (or ANY government) provokes more than the usual amount of anxiety, especially when one considers that O'bomber and the Dumbercrats are no better.


"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

The Democrats Ought to Have a Heydey with This Image

There go the war-mongering Republicans, taking an adversarial posture with their own party members. ("This ought to keep those rowdy Ron Paul supporters in line.") Yeah, right! If the GOP is going to be this jingoistic with their own party members, imagine how they intend to govern the nation. All you "undecideds" had better just go ahead and vote for Obama. The GOP, as usual, is shooting themselves in the foot.

Gee I wonder why, the remaining GOP holdouts are communists...

I really wonder why the Democrats would make hay out of their "using gunboats" and crafts in the harbor?

Could it simply be because the Democrats know something you don't know. The remaining communists in the GOP who are itching for it, are just closet Dems, the very issue the Democrats don't want on the T.V...

These left-overs are a total disgrace and will face the exact same fury as the democrats, who are the official war maker party.

Do the people who are employed by these

"Federal agencies" have any idea that they are tools for tyrants? Oppressing liberty of their countrymen for Rockefellers and Rothchilds? Hired goons for a "legalized" mafia? Dang. I might end up in a "reeducation" camp or euthenized as uneducable but at least I'm on the right side of this issue. I sure wouldn't want to stand before my maker and explain that I participated in WACO or Ruby Ridge, Operation Grab the Oil and Kill Chrristians and Muslims, 9/11 or keeping Paulians silent at the RNC.

uhmmm...no. They are very proud Americans

We call anyone with a uniform and a government paycheck "Heroes" these days. Nice pension to boot.

Shoot at the warm spot...

an IR joke.

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If you ask me, they know they

If you ask me, they know they are about to do something so blatently fruadulant and they know the people are going to loose it. That's what I think...
I think that they are going ot follow through with the theme of this election and the vote counting will happen behind closed doors, they will figure out nhow to keep any RP campaign person away from the counting and they are just going to declare Romney the nominee.

They sure are getting ready for something.

Just hope our veterans are prepared and ready to stand up for Liberty.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Im kinda

half worried, and I dont really want to mention it, but im worried about a False Flag in Tampa, taking out The good doctor and and half of his most loyal supporters and true Freedom loving patriots.

They would be willing to sacrifice Mitt to take out Paul. The Bush's will not be there, other high ranking shadow government folks will not be there, there is going to be, pretty much, military policing the area, or at least militirized police, Obama could cancel the elections, then use his new powers to take over the country, militarize everything, and blame it on the Iranaians so they they can have the war they have been trying to start for at least the last 6 years.

Everyone in Tampa needs to record EVERYTHING, if they see something strange, out of the ordinary, definitely photograph it or record it, plus people in Tampa NOW, should be carrying out some sort of surveliiance and recording everything around the area, we need to be vigilant for stuff like this, because it does happen, there is documented history of it.

Be safe, and Get Ron Paul the nomination, and Make ALOT of noise while doing so!!

For Freedom!!

We will never give up!

Listen to a great story. Write it up. Tell it w/ gusto!

Make a lot of friends. Have a lot of fun. Laugh. Draw a crowd.

When in doubt, ask yourself, "What would Mark Twain do?"

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Nothing says US Democracy like armed boats on waterways!

Can't vote for liberty without machine guns!
The people demand military presence for the Constitution!

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower




RON PAUL 2012!

Truth Will Prevai..

See you in TAMPA.

You are surrounded! Come out w/ your hands up! - Tampa Sheriff.

You are surrounded! Come out w/ your hands up! - Tampa Sheriff.

Your are surrounded by alligators. Give yourself up. I will take you across these troubled waters safely.

[Victrola plays: Bridge over troubled waters - Simon & Garfunkel]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul


they must be scared of something!


Now throw in the Veterans March into the mix:


I know I'd feel a whole lot better with our guys there!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

"Automatic Machine Guns" is redundant

Automatic guns are machine guns, you should use one or the other in the title.

*edit: it looks like that was the title of the original article, which has since been corrected. The Daily Paul link remains uncorrected.

Department of "Automatic vending machines" Department.

Department of Redundancy Department: We are here to explain to you, over & over again. A US governmental agency.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Romney had to call in the forces.

Romney, McCain, the Bushes of the New World Order are greatly afraid that Ron Paul could be nominated. So to make sure Romney does get nominated, they had to call in the forces or "the god of Forces". If Romney gets elected, it looks like he will be calling up "the god of forces". Romney will need "the god of forces" as he dismantles the USA, piece by piece. I guess this is practice.
President Obama possibly is allowing them to safeguard the Ron Paul people. The Ron Paul people are good people. The Ron Paul people have done nothing wrong. It is the other Republican elitists that have broken bones and done other unlawful things. It is the Republican elitists that need to watch it ! Obama and Democrats are watching . If any harm comes to the Ron Paul people, the citizens of the USA will be so appalled that they will vote for Obama rather then Romney. Ron Paul delegates must be ready to call 911, at any sign of evil doing by GOP elitists. Call 911 if you are a Ron Paul delegate and they do not let you in. EACH delegate who is not allowed in should call 911 if not allowed in.


*grinding teeth*

I'll be frank and 'upfront' now, though--

even though I have contributed to Ron Paul's campaign and even did some phoning--

neither of us have the time, money or health to go to Orlando.

We knew this from the beginning, which is why we didn't try to become delegates--

must work; must tend our garden to eat; too many health problems--

money is almost a moot point--

but it's not there anyway--

but I will be praying for all those Ron Paul supporters/lovers of liberty who see through the mist of confusion . . . who will be going--

I will pray HARD--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Orlando is for Disney

Tampa is for real

ha, HA!

that was some kind of slip--

I'm a diehard northerner and have never been to Florida!

Haven't ever done disneyland or disney "fill in the blanks"--

that was truly a slip--

mea culpa--LOL!

Yes, I knew the convention was in Tampa, but I typed out Orlanda--


it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Full Spectrum Evil!

Go Police State Go.

Nice video explaining what's going on geo politically.


"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford