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  1. (2) Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner 12/20/14
  2. (2) OK, so North Korea DIDN'T hack Sony... disgruntled ex employees? 12/20/14
  3. (1) The root cause of violence! 12/21/14
  4. (1) The Problem With Police 12/19/14
  5. (1) Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana legalization 12/18/14
  6. (1) A Nation Ruled By Fear 12/20/14
  7. (1) Coin Debasement - How Low Can You Go? 12/20/14
  8. (1) The Ultimate Statist Action: Martial Law. Your Defense? Be Prepared! (Thanks to Survival Life) 12/19/14
  9. (1) Paul Supporters Stand Down! 12/29/07
  10. (1) Introducing: 'Hold' Music's Greatest Hits! 12/20/14
  11. (1) Engineered Drought Catastrophe, Target California 12/20/14
  12. (1) What is your holiday tradition? 12/19/14
  13. (1) IRS Might Shut Down? 12/18/14
  14. (1) The Lordship Right! 12/20/14
  15. (1) Nystrom, the Jap. 12/19/14

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IRS Might Shut Down?

The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they will not have to go there.
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15 votes

Please Stop Helping Us

Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries?

In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist. And so it goes with everything from soft-on-crime laws, which make black neighborhoods more dangerous, to policies that limit school choice out of a mistaken belief that charter schools and voucher programs harm the traditional public schools that most low-income students attend.
In theory these efforts are intended to help the poor—and poor minorities in particular. In practice they become massive barriers to moving forward.

43 votes

Miracles do happen. My neocon dad spent 2 hours watching Ron Paul videos on YouTube.

I have no idea why, but my Dad started watching Ron Paul videos on YouTube yesterday. I was in the living room a few feet away, and imagine my surprise when I heard Ron Paul's appearance on The View playing from Dad's computer speakers. He hates The View, and until yesterday, I was pretty sure he hated Ron Paul because Fox News told my Dad Ron Paul was anti-military (sigh). Just a couple of days ago he was lamenting the millions of GOP voters who stayed home rather than vote for Romney.

17 votes

Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner

Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s execution-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Continue:
http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-cops-shot-execution-styl...

6 votes

Ben Carson Chooses Sides: Israel Wins His Allegiance

He has proven that he is among the people who wish to be president at any cost.

"He showed sympathy for Israel's much-maligned settlement movement and questioned the desire among Palestinians for peace."

What an absurd thing to say. There is a lovely video posted here this morning, "The Quiet Revolution" which points out the truth: At our core, most of us want the same thing and peace is very near the top of our lists. To pretend Palestinians do not want peace is to deny their basic humanity. To pretend Israel is not an aggressor is to ignore the boundaries defined in the original treaty that created Israel.

19 votes

Rand calls Rubio "rude and intemperate"

Love this; Rand on the Kelly File calls Rubio rude and intemperate; his interview starts at about 1:35. I can't seem to embed videos from Fox News so here is the link...if someone else can embed this, please do!

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3953586109001/sen-paul-fires-back...

8 votes

Jim Grant: "The Fed Has A 3rd Mandate... The Administration Of American Equity Prices"

Having recently given us a two paragraph synopsis of all that is wrong with our financial market faith in fed officialdom, Jim Grant unleashes his critical wit and insight on CNBC to explain the Fed's new remit, as Bill Dudley recently explained, "the administration of American equity prices." The Fed will find it difficult to raise rates - both technically (for reasons we have explained in detail previously) and "they will find many blocks in the way having to do with financial markets' reaction." Simply put, the Fed wants to raise rates but mostly it wants peace and quiet, which it does not have: "The Fed is America's central bank but it is the steward of the world's currency," and as Grant concludes, "it is raining currencies around the world... and the Fed must be cognizant of that."

19 votes

Paul Craig Roberts – Russia To Unleash Ultimate Black Swan Against The West

All Russia would have to do Is buy every ounce of silver available. 1 billion ounces of silver is what is available in the world. 1 billion times 16 is 16 billion dollars. Chump change to a government. Russia could swap Gold for silver easily. I think the Russians know the Achilles heel of the western banking system. Now this. http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=1253

5 votes

The Problem With Police

I can't with full conscience blame the police totally for all the incidents that have recently taken place. From the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice in Ohio, to the actions taken against protesters during Occupy Wall Street, the police are not the only ones to blame. I would even go further and say the police have very little blame placed upon them. The politicians are the ones to blame for one hundred percent of the events that have taken place these last few years. Sure, the police have some responsibility in a moral aspect to respect their fellow man and women by refusing to comply with the orders demanded by politicians even if that sacrifices their jobs. We the people also are to blame for demanding government do something about everything and not demanding them to do nothing about something.

Politicians are elected to govern within the restrictions set by the federal and state constitutions. For the last few decades or more, politicians have violated that restriction for political gain. They want the people to see that they are doing something. When something horrible happens, the politicians are right there to promise new laws and restrictions and the people allow this to happen.

The issue today with all these incidence involving police is a direct consequence of years of laws that are nonsense. From the war on drugs to the attempted soda ban, these are "laws" that create conflict. The politicians write the "laws" and they send the police to do their dirty work. Naturally, the ones who are seen as aggressors will hold the blame such as the police are now, and the politicians who caused the aggression will use the situation to their advantage when the people cry for them to do something, which is also happening now.

79 votes

Ed's daughter was hit by a car

Ed Rombach is a friend, a member of 2008 Massachusetts Ron Paul delegation to the RNC, as well as a member here at the Daily Paul. I got an email yesterday from our mutual friend Jon that his daughter was involved in a horrific car accident. This is the report from Ed.

40 votes

Nystrom, the Jap.

Pssst.

Hey.

Tell me something I don't know about you. This is kind of like DP truth or dare, only without the dare. We can do that one later.

Tell me something true about you.

I'll start: If I titled it, I'd call it "Nystrom, the Jap."

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While I am American for the virtue and accident of birth, i.e., having been born on the soil of the Empire, my mother was a citizen of the country of Japan. She worked, as a copytypist (as in, to make copies), for the U.S. Army Occupation of Japan secretarial pool.

6 votes

Why Liberty Lives in New Hampshire - Marc Clair and Mike Vine Discuss on the Lions of Liberty Podcast!

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Mike Vine of the Free State Project to discuss the film “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire.” Mike describes how he became a libertarian at the young age of 13, and what eventually drove him to move to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. Mike and I discuss a few of the reasons presented in the film, and how the Free State Project could be a model for creating political change in other states and even countries.