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9 votes

Rand Paul: What I’m Thankful For

I am thankful that Missy Paul is safe. Missy was kidnapped by Boko Haram and survived a harrowing ordeal in which her school was burned to the ground in Nigeria. With a gun to her head, she was forced into the back of a truck with thugs who said they intended to “marry” her. As the truck sped her away from safety, from her school, and from her friends, she made the decision to jump. She was warned they would shoot her if she tried to escape, but she chose to tumble into the bush at a high-speed rather than become prisoner.

12 votes

What about Eric Garner(In my opinion, a true libertarian)

#ItStopsToday

I have been frustrated about this since the latest set of riots.

The media picked this "Officer involved shooting" because it was a divisive issue. Because divisive politics is what fuels the media machine in this country. Because tribal "Us against Them" narratives are what sells.

They didn't pick Eric Garner, what happened two weeks prior! AND WE HAVE BEEN COMPLICIT! This is Trayvon Martin all over again!

And liberals have been complicit!!! Where is the outrage about Eric Garners cold blooded murder???

33 votes

Rand Paul on Ferguson: Politicians' Wars on Drugs and Poverty are to Blame

The latter half of this op-ed by Rand Paul sounds thrillingly like a nominating convention acceptance speech. As the only presumptive presidential candidate to even visit Ferguson, Rand has more cred when discussing this issue than any other Republican. And people are taking note.

Kevin Glass commented on Rand's article on TownHall.com, saying, "Sen. Rand Paul is perhaps the Republican politician most attempting to create positive change out of the tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri. He has consistently made the case that it is government dysfunction and mismanagement that created the backdrop for the sense of injustice in the St. Louis suburb."

In the search for culpability for the tragedy in Ferguson, I mostly blame politicians. Michael Brown’s death and the suffocation of Eric Garner in New York for selling untaxed cigarettes indicate something is wrong with criminal justice in America. The War on Drugs has created a culture of violence and put police in a nearly impossible situation. […]

13 votes

Can Police be punished? Is it possible?

I've read about a mayor* who plainly admitted that he couldn't ever go after corrupt police. He confessed that if he did, the entire force would harass him and his family and other public workers related. E.g., follow them home from restaurants for DUI arrests, bust their kids for pot, invent prostitution charges etc.

The stiffest allowable punishment for a cop is probably a paid vacation.

In a case where a cop shoots somebody, the people who collect the evidence and investigate are co-workers of the cops. Maybe even his friends. And they are likely to protect their own fraternity. After all, if you are one of them, it might be your own investigation that needs help some day.

Once a case goes to court, it's the judicial system vs. the judicial system. At a practical level, they need the cops' support and participation like no other group.

They need a stream of criminals and convictions. Cops bring this. The court's income is at stake. Every organization's primary objective is to survive and grow. This is the court's mission, well above dispensing justice.

You hear about the growing prisoner population, but not so much about a growing court business. But if prisons are getting larger, so must the courts.

19 votes

White House quietly releases plans for 3,415 regulations ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

While everyone is tuned into Ferguson (what a joke) and the weather..... White House quietly releases plans for 3,415 regulations ahead of Thanksgiving holiday http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014/11/25/white-house-quiet...
From the air you breath to the puddle in your driveway; education, medical, all foods to include even wine flavoring, guns, new regs for tractors, trucks, trailers, tires, reduced medical and dental exp (tax)
have time to read?.... listed with CFR law #s

28 votes

Wow...these Denver newscasters surprised me

I don't know much about posting, but wanted to share this video. http://kdvr.com/2014/11/24/denver-police-accused-of-excessiv...

9 votes

Sen. Ted Cruz Wants Lieberman for Defense Secretary

“One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the president’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States,” Cruz said. “I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.”

Lieberman has very similar foreign policy as Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The three men have been called the “Three Amigos.”

Continue reading:

http://benswann.com/sen-cruz-betrays-his-libertarian-support...

19 votes

Diabetes And Milk

Years ago, my husband and I saw a study published that indicated milk was probably a culprit in the onset of juvenile (type 1) diabetes. The study was soon scrubbed, and the insulin manufacturers continued with their highly profitable business. Similar studies can now be found:

http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20080501/new-clue-to-milk...
(although the CDC continues to deny the link.)

Years ago, I had a lot of stomach problems. No need to get graphic, just know that any sort of issue that can occur in a digestive tract was going on in mine. I heard that changing to raw milk might help, so I tried it. I found IMMEDIATE relief from all symptoms. Hallelujah!

In recent years, a LOT of marketing has been done to promote "probiotic" foods. This morning, I see that yogurt is being touted as a preventative for adult onset (type 2) diabetes. "Probiotics" are beneficial micro-organisms that we pasteurize out of raw milk, then grow in a lab to put into yogurt.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/20903/20141125/yogurt-may-...

13 votes

Heavy Police Presence In Ferguson To Ensure Residents Adequately Provoked

Ahead of a grand jury’s decision over whether to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police in the city of Ferguson have reportedly heavily increased their presence this week to ensure residents are adequately provoked.

30 votes

Reddit: Retired soldiers describe what they saw and experienced and never told anyone

Just a warning. This is absolutely heartbreaking.

5000+ comments so far.
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AskReddit:

[SERIOUS] Retired soldiers on Reddit: What was something that you saw or experienced that you never shared with anyone?

Also veterans, thank you for your service and dedication to this country. If you were in a different country's military, you'll still have my respect for doing serving your country.
Edit: I live in America, for clarification.
Edit: Wow thanks for the gold whoever it was.

14 votes

Buying a house...

Ok, so I would like to buy a house. What kind? How big? Who cares. Anything with a couple bedrooms is fine, but this is practically off topic.

My question deals with the economy. What I would like to know from the experienced minds on here is when you think the housing market may crash again. Tough to say yes, but I would like to hear you opinions.

Second question, what would be the difficulty of getting a home loan after the crash versus now and what sort of interest rates are we going to be seeing?

21 votes

Putin reopened the "Gold Window". And he didn't ask anybody for permission.

Grandmaster Putin's Golden Trap

In 1971, US President Richard Nixon closed the 'gold window', ending the free exchange of dollars for gold, guaranteed by the US in 1944 at Bretton Woods.

In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reopened the 'gold window', without asking Washington's permission.

9 votes

If history repeats itself, Cosby’s legacy will be fine and his accusers forgotten

Even in the cases where the male celebrity actually went to jail? When they were actually convicted of a crime? It rarely affects their career or legacy.

Mike Tyson went to jail for raping Desiree Washington.

Tupac Shakur spent time in jail for orchestrating the gang rape of Ayanna Jackson.

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary spent three months in jail for taking “sexual liberties” with a 14 year-old girl. He was later given an official Presidential pardon by Jimmy Carter!

Roman Polanski plead down to “unlawful sexual intercourse” with the then 13 year-old Samantha Geimer at the home of of Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston. He never went to jail, but he sure did win an Oscar, and pretty much every celebrity you know and love has come forward to defend him. By the way, he was also accused of sexually assaulting then 16 year-old English actress Charlotte Lewis.