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Isaac aft. Full sail mates. Hoist yer Ron Paul for Liberty!

Storm sea; push ye mightily.
Isaac be; Ron Paul liberty!

Riding ye storm tide. Run 'em vermin out! We land by dawn. - Captain

Mark Twain flag hoisted by Historians against the war.

Mark Twain's flag for the American colony in the Philippines... April 21, 2008

Mark Twain was one of the most prominent opponents of the Philippine-American War and an outspoken anti-imperialist...

After the 1898 war with Spain, the U.S. acquired various territories directly, including Cuba and Puerto Rico. Spain was unwilling to cede the Philippines, however, which had not been occupied by U.S. forces until after the armistice. Even then, U.S. forces only occupied Manila and its environs. Spain gave in to the offer of $20 million, however, and the islands became an American colony along with the Caribbean areas as a result of the [Spanish-American] Treaty of Paris. Cuba was denied independence until 1946. Unwilling to be subjugated by new masters, the Philippines declared independence. The Philippine-American War which followed lasted from 1899 to July 1902, but sporadic guerrilla warfare and rebellions for several more years, a phase called the "Philippine Insurrection." 4,000 American servicemen and at least five times as many Filipinos died in that conflict – far, far more than the several hundred Americans who died in the Spanish-American War. This war has almost totally disappeared from American historical memory, but reminders can still be seen, for example on the Marine Corps Memorial in Washington, D.C. ...

In June of 1898 Mark Twain wrote in a letter: "I have never enjoyed a war – even in written history – as I am enjoying this one…It is a worthy thing to fight for one's freedom; it is another sight finer to fight for another man's. And I think this is the first time it has been done."

But his support for the war turned to opposition after reading the Treaty of Paris which ended the U.S. war with Spain. U.S. control of new colonies, the payment of $20 million, and the treaty's specific protection for Spanish landholders in Cuba were all factors which turned him against U.S. policy. He returned to the U.S. in October, 1900. Embarking in Europe, he told a reporter, using words much like those of anti-war activists today, that the war was, "a mess, a quagmire from which each fresh step renders the difficulty of extraction immensely greater."

His opinion got a lot of press in the context of the 1900 presidential campaign which revolved to some degree around the issue of imperialism. He advocated putting a miniature U.S. constitution in the Pacific, but "we have gone there to conquer, not to redeem." "And so I am an anti-imperialist." He soon joined the Anti-Imperialist League, which had been formed in 1898.... becoming the organization's vice president in 1901.

His 1901 essay To the Person Sitting in Darkness was not an anti-American polemic, but a broad critique of western colonial imperialism. In it, he satirizes the colonial powers' claims to be bringing "civilization" to the "dark" corners of the globe....
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Mark Twain's anti-imperialist writings, including To the Person Sitting in Darkness, have been collected in Zwick, Jim (Ed.): Mark Twain's Weapons of Satire. Anti-Imperialist Writings On the Philippine-American War. Syracuse University Press: Syracuse, 1992. The information for the above commentary is from Zwick's introduction and Udo Sautter: Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.

www.historiansagainstwar.org

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

I can't show Rachel Maddow (youtubes)

or recommend her show (don't have tv) to my neo-conservative friends, because they immediately dismiss her as a 'liberal'--

*shaking my head*

This is so outrageous, what the GOP/RNC have done!

May they have decades of blisters!

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

I Wish

We had a different planet to move to! Seems like there isn't any way to beat these creeps because they just make up the rules as they go. They are evil to the core.

skippy

Halley's Comet: Population 1.

Ahoy mate! Make yer self at ease. It ain't much, but it's home.

May 19, 1910: Halley’s Comet Brushes Earth With Its Tail

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

Love you Rachel!!!

God bless you!

In Liberty

No Don't

She may be telling it how it is but she really backs Obama. She just likes making the RNC look bad. Not that they need help in that area.

skippy

Ben Ginsberg is the Creep of an

attorey who was up in Maine with Charlie ...the other creep who passes ot that fake platform list.

Is Ginsberg a Zionis ..duo citizen?.....shilling for Israe in our elecions.

I am an America first and frankly feel that Israel can fight her own wars.

Israel is the only country in the region with nuclear weapons!

All of you delegates who want to nominate Romney .....can you now see what a fascist takeover these peope truly are!

Ron Paul! 2012

They Couldn't Rig The Election At The Caucuses, So They Just

eliminated the delegates by proclamation...

How many americans right now are aware of what the RNC has down over the last 3 or 4 days?

Yep... and you can bet the

Yep... and you can bet the electronic primaries are all rigged.... Ron lost his own district... he has been elected 12 times in the district!

kind of makes me think this whole thing was created and

implemented to get rid of caucuses and go only tpo primaries. It takes the voice completely away from minority, and gives it to flash mob voters.

Every state should be a caucus state for the sake of We the People.

absolutely

These bastards know they have the primaries in the bag via the voting machines. Caucuses have been proven to be too problematic since it requires real support so the remedy now of course is to remove any ability for the small people to have a say in the process. If th Republic is to ever have a chance at restoring the rights of the people and the constitution we need to have caucuses in every state of the union. Looks like a peaceful resolution to the mess this country is in is passing, with very dangerous times on the horizon.

re primaries versus caucuses

I don't believe that the problem with primaries is the voting machines. It's the people. With a caucus, you get the participation of only the most dedicated and informed people. With a primary, you get everybody. Paulites are in the "most dedicated and informed" camp, hence we tend to do a lot better in caucuses, where we represent a larger proportion of the total vote than we do in primaries.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Electronic voting / ballot scanning machines ARE a problem

They're entirely black box, don't they leave paper trails, the votes have to be transported through another person's computer... e-voting is as prone to election fraud as could be.

In many states like Florida you need a court order to even hand-count ballots. Otherwise, the counting has to be done through buggy and unaccountable machines. How democratic does that sound to you?

Why are we essentially privatizing democracy?

I think the word is not "privatizing"

but rather 'corporatizing'. =(

I will try to get Maddow and

I will try to get Maddow and anyone else who will listen to interview Maine delegates on Monday (or any other day we are there). Maybe Sunday at the rally as well.

This should galvanize the movement and make us work even harder to take over the levers of power in the Republican party. It is the best way forward. Think of how far we have come in 4 years. They used to ignore us and now they have to actively cheat/fight with us to keep us from taking over. We are winning people!

Keep your heads high everyone. Maine will once again show the way towards liberty!

"If you put a gun to my head and said vote Romney/Gingrich/Santorum...I would say pull the trigger!"

Maine convention

I was in the back room counting until the wee hours Saturday (early Sunday when we wrapped up), and into the night Sunday night. Mr. Ginsberg was there both times. I personally witnessed him have an exchange with Charlie Nejedly (the infamous Charlie Cheater), within arm's reach of me. I didn't know who Ginsberg was until after the convention. The reality of what went on in Maine is that the Romney camp stragegically created chaos in order to have something to bring to an RNC hearing in order to disqualify the delegates. The argument the lameoids Romney supporters make that the delegate vote was invalid was that it occured in the county caucuses. I point out to them that a motion was made by Chairman Tweed to move the vote until Sunday AM due to the late hour and it got voted down. What was voted up was that the voting would occur in the county caucuses. THEY brought this about, and it is exactly the thing they used to disqualify the delegation.

Watch for Maddow at the Sun Dome on Sunday

In case she shows up. She may be there.

Keepin' it real.

Meet Ben Ginsburg....

The man who would decide if and when we go to war under a Romney administration.

Fact Ginsberg lawyer is at RNC, Shows US Law applies there.

This stuff about Republican Party is a "private" party is BS. Cause everyone who belongs to that party is also a member and the law applies to all. Make sure to apply the "Voting Act off 1965" to get our rights to nominate Ron Paul. The RNC cannot change duly voted delegates by whim or change of RNC rules. That is against the law.

Thanks Rachael

we do appreciate what you have done.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Go Ron Paul delegates!

I fully expect to see videos of the proceedings from your own personal, hidden cameras, to show on the internet, for us to share with those who would listen to us.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

i've never seen so many

i've never seen so many people afraid of an old vagina doctor from a small country town in texas who preaches the goodness of the constitution and enjoys chocolate chip cookies and bike rides.

That's an insult

Calling Statesman Ron Paula a vj doctor is disgusting. He delivered babies not vj's. Get a grip.

Keepin' it real.

Just because a plumber fixes pipes

doesn't mean he installed them. Delivering babies wasn't his only job, that was just a part of it.. Ask any woman.

"Harmless As A Butterfly But Stings Like A Bee ~ Mohammed Ali

I have no more comments after yesterday..I'm done!

posted on twitter

Muhammad Ali ~ Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. born January 17, 1942

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see.
Now you see me, now you don't.
George thinks he will, but I know he won't.
- Muhammad Ali. A poem warning George Foreman before their title fight boxing match.
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Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision.
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If you ever dream of beating me... you better wake up and apologize.
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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was named after his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr., (who was named for the 19th century abolitionist and politician Cassius Clay). Ali later changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam and subsequently converted to orthodox Sunni Islam in 1975.

American boxer: In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated. He won the World Heavyweight Boxing championship three times. He also won the North American Boxing Federation championship as well as an Olympic gold medal.

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

WHAT?

you just slaughtered that quote.. "Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee"

The RP revolution

has been a juicy story from the beginning. Now we've exposed the lawlessness of the Republican Party. The utter lack of comprehension from the press is an historic embarrassment. They are as corrupt and clueless as the parties. Rachel Maddow proves that it's not that hard to dig up a good story. Is it any wonder the government gets away with what it does?

northstar's picture

Depressing

Not much else to say. America, you wanted change last time around and look what we all got. Not much of anything if you would really open your eyes and look around. What makes you think Obama or Romney have a economic solution now? They had their chances. Why would they wait until now to provide a solution or in this case, Obama has none at the moment. It's all about money for them, money for their friends, money for the lobbyists and whoever else they wish to cater to or be catered from.

Debt is still going up, unemployment is still very bad

The dollar is messed up royally(no more gold standard to control it's value if you still want to call it that)

Government jobs are skyrocketing(tax payer funded by you and me of course, think even higher taxes to pay for it all)

Private sector jobs growth is like wishing astroturf would grow.

Talk is cheap, don't get fooled again this November.

*** Vote or write in Ron Paul in November ***

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

They have a solution....it's

They have a solution....it's called "The New World Order".