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17 votes

Rick Perry slams Rand Paul's 'isolationist policies' in Washington Post op-ed

Isolationist policies make the threat of terrorism even greater

By Rick Perry
July 11 at 8:01 PM

As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism. Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction. Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further.

That’s why it’s disheartening to hear fellow Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq. The main problem with this argument is that it means ignoring the profound threat that the group now calling itself the Islamic State poses to the United States and the world.

5 votes

How about we create some clinical names for our sleeping/brainwashed brethren?

I'll start.

Ocularplegia
Cranialplegia
Cranial Dystrophy
etc.

Essentially, instead of just saying they're blind or stupid, we can come of with our own nomenclature to describe our brethren who are blind or just stuck in the paradigm.

Some of them could be quite funny.

29 votes

Michael Medved: "Ron Paul is Doctor Demento" on 7-10-14 (at Freedom Fest no less)...Calling Reinforcements For Dr. Paul

Fellow DailyPaul Members...

THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS!!!

For the 2nd time in a week, radio talk-show host and liberty-hater Michael Medved has referred to Ron Paul as "Doctor Demento."

He was broadcasting (incredibly) from Freedom Fest when an establishment-GOP caller mentioned Ron Paul as a nut-bag with Alzheimer's who stole 10% of the Romney's votes and implyiny that this caused Romney to lose to Obama.

I can only HOPE that was the case.

But that's when Medved used the slur to refer to Congressman Paul.

26 votes

Rand Paul op-ed: Give kids a second chance after drug crime

by Rand Paul
July 11, 2014

A friend of mine's brother was convicted of a felony for growing marijuana plants in his college dorm. Thirty years later he still can't vote and his felony record prevents him from getting a good job.

Because of his story and others like it, I introduced bipartisan legislation to restore federal voting rights for non-violent offenders upon release from prison.

23 votes

Quotes by John Zogby about Frontrunner Rand Paul:

Quotes by John Zogby about Frontrunner Rand Paul:

"This is the first time a GOP candidate has reached 20% in a crowded field and the first time a Zogby poll has shown someone emerging a bit from the pack."

"Rand Paul appears to do well among all sub-groups, notably men, voters 30-64 years olds, self-identified Republicans, independents, and conservatives, and moderates. He also leads among Protestants and Born Again/Evangelical GOP voters."

13 votes

Little Girl's Sign:Honk if I'm paying your mortgage

Rarely can the economics behind deficits, debt, and socialism be expressed in so few words. This girl nails it:

http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/W/4/3/honk-paying-mort...

http://youngcons.com/little-girl-comes-out-of-nowhere-with-l...

6 votes

Question about Rothschilds/international banking families owning all the gold

While all this economic discussion is going on about investing in gold/silver etc., and we middle class people are buying paltry amounts of it, it should be pretty obvious that the MAJOR players, the ones that control the central banking system, are also preparing themselves as well.

I find it hard to believe that after over a century of controlling interests in the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve system that they haven't queitely put aside large amounts of mineral wealth for themselves (it's what I would do with that kind of power). So I have some questions:

16 votes

Three Poems, Then I Go

1

Wrath
Let it go
The path
Let is snow
Don't get buried
To the other side, ferried
Don't get Rick Perried
Stuck On a stage
Owned, and afraid

To home
The path is paved
Don't fight
Or throw arms
Take flight
No harm
Inward
To Self
Restore Wholeness
Health
Store up
New wealth
To give
We Live

2

Opposites

A study in contrasts
Spending a lot of time
Listening to St Paul
Who's truths, are many
And Nietzsche, too
Who's truths are plenty

Study in contrasts!

So different
Two poles
Of one human soul
One extols
The virtue
Of self sacrifice

16 votes

Target’s Gun Ban Has Unexpected Results As Assailants Attack Store’s Unarmed Customers

Three days ago, Target enacted a new policy in which they asked customers to politely leave their guns at home or not bring them on the premises of any Target store. This was probably decided after a loaded gun was found in the toy aisle of one of their stores as reported here on The Inquisitr.

Unfortunately, their gun ban policy is proving to be problematic as numerous reports are coming in about Target’s customers getting robbed at gunpoint.

7 votes

Anadrome. Encouraging Lexical Experimentation.

This has been posted around in some comments here and there, and it was in the original jam session for a while, but I thought I’d share it here with anyone who may have missed it.

Anadrome. A new spin on an old game. A few of us around here have been playing this game and we are having fun, but we would love more company.

http://anadro.me/login
You can login from gmail and or facebook.

Here are the rules
http://anadro.me/rules

But basically it’s like scrabble with all sorts of extra tiles and big points to be had.

Why should you come play anadrome with us?

7 votes

An ethical question: If someone borrows something from you...

but does not return it. Has that something been stolen from you by that person? Is, therefore, the person a thief? Does it come down to the intent of the person?

I have always believed it was a form of theft but most people I have expressed that view to, have told me that I am wrong, for varied reasons.(the person could have forgot to return, gave it to someone else, didn't mean to,lost it, broke it, can't replace,could return sometime in future,owe them something,etc. etc.)

What is your opinion?

16 votes

Landmark Agriculture Bill Now Law in Virginia 7/12/2014

New Law Reaffirms the Right to Farm and Grants Freedom from Government Overreach

http://youtu.be/x0tPBuSXHE4

PARIS, VA—July 1, 2014—The bill, HB 268 (SB 51), becomes law in Virginia today, protecting certain activities at agricultural operations from local regulation. This statewide non-partisan legislation was driven by grassroots organizations and individuals in the thousands across the Commonwealth and is one of the first bills signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

6 votes

First Portugal's Largest Bank Defaults, Now Bulgaria's Fourth Largest Bank Is Set to Collapse

First Portugal's Largest Bank Defaults, Now Bulgaria's Fourth Largest Bank to Collapse

BUT everything is normal.
Just some "jitters".

They have identified the problem in Bugaria as "fraud".
Do you think that term might apply to other banks?

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bulgaria-strip-corpbanks-licen...

http://main.omanobserver.om/?p=94929

27 votes

Making No-Knock Raids Ineffective Through Innovation

In my humble opinion, the most beautiful side of promoting liberty is in the medium of innovation. By coming up with effective ways to compete with State functions, the populace can shrink the government without having to rely on the promises of politicians - the trustworthy bunch they are.