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12 votes

Swiss National Bank Labels Save Our Swiss Gold Initiative "Dangerous" as Vote Draws Nearer

The Swiss National Bank is stepping up its opposition, calling Save Our Swiss Gold, "Dangerous" as November 30 draws nearer.

Support for Save Our Swiss Gold Falls

In October, we first covered the Save Our Swiss Gold referendum to be held on November 30 that would require the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to:

– hold at least 20% of its reserves in gold;

– repatriate of all of its gold currently held outside its borders; and

– ban selling any of its gold.

12 votes

Seven-year-old wants to feed 500 homeless people on Christmas Eve

METRO VANCOUVER -- Joshua Smith is living proof that nobody is too young to help out people in their community.

He may only be seven years old, but the Burnaby boy is the mastermind behind a plan to feed 500 homeless people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on Christmas Eve. It’s not a fanciful plan — he’s done it before, on a slightly smaller scale — but he does need some help, and for that, Joshua and his mother Traci Smith have sparked a crowdfunding effort to raise a small amount of money for the project.

5 votes

The Swiss Gold Referendum - PCR

"First, let’s examine the reasons for these class-based poll results. The view in Switzerland is that a gold backed Swiss franc would be more valuable, and a more valuable franc would increase the purchasing power of wage earners, thus reducing their living costs. For the wealthy stock owners, a stronger franc would reduce Swiss exports, and less exports would reduce stock prices and the wealth of the wealthy.

The vote is clearly a vote about income shares between the rich and the poor. The Swiss establishment opposes the gold-backed franc, as does Washington."

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/24/the-swiss-gold-refere...

21 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/24/14: Defeat Of USA Freedom Act Is A Victory For Freedom

by Ron Paul


http://youtu.be/t5Oaew_Jtf8

It will not shock readers to hear that quite often legislation on Capitol Hill is not as advertised. When Congress wants to do something particularly objectionable, they tend give it a fine-sounding name. The PATRIOT Act is perhaps the best-known example. The legislation had been drafted well before 9/11 but was going nowhere. Then the 9/11 attacks gave it a new lease on life. Politicians exploited the surge in patriotism following the attack to reintroduce the bill and call it the PATRIOT Act. To oppose it at that time was, by design, to seem unpatriotic.

At the time, 62 Democrats voted against the Act. On the Republican side there were only three no votes: former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), former Rep. Butch Otter (R-ID), and myself.

26 votes

Emails show Obama administration targeted reporter over her coverage of 'Operation Fast and Furious' scandal

"The Department of Justice's top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency's ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show.

The emails, between the DOJ's then-communications chief Tracy Schmaler and White House press flack Eric Schultz, are a rare look inside the Obama administration's press control machine.

17 votes

Wow, I Feel So Accomplished!

Hey everyone, I'm so ecstatic right now. I have this natural high that you can't get from any drug. I'm just so proud of myself and only my DP Family can fully appreciate why.

I've been doing a few projects around the house lately to alleviate some stress and boredom. In October, I decided I was finally gonna start a garden and become a little more self-sufficient. I started collecting 5 Gal. buckets from work and picking up potting soil every week. I planted and I hoped, and it grew and grew.


1 Week

6 votes

How To Get An Endless Supply Of Food From Your Pond!

If you have considered cutting the ties that bind your homestead with the unpredictable future that correlates with grid dependence, then you’ve probably also thought about how you would sustain your family’s dietary needs.

You have already stocked up on plenty of food, water and various supplies to protect your family in case of a grid-down emergency. But you know as well as anyone else does that if the grid stays down for too long, then those supplies are not going to last, and you will have to think of other ways to ensure that your family stays fed.

If you are already living on a homestead furnished with a pond, then you are living with a valuable resource. Having a productive watering hole with a bountiful fish population to supplement your family’s food needs can be a priceless commodity, but if you don’t keep a close eye on it, a lot can go wrong.

44 votes

SNL: Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps

A bill (Kenan Thompson) and an executive order (Bobby Moynihan) explain how government really works with a little help from President Obama (Jay Pharaoh).

http://youtu.be/JUDSeb2zHQ0

Original cartoon they are making fun of:

http://youtu.be/tyeJ55o3El0

10 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?

35 votes

Jimmy Carter: 'Being Called Worst President Is a Compliment Coming from Warmonger McCain'


http://youtu.be/8OYU0raRvJA

RONAN FARROW, MSNBC: John McCain reaching for the worst possible insult for President Obama earlier this year said this: "I have never seen anything like this in my life. I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president in my opinion." The serious question is, what does is it feel like, and what is your response to, these moments of being used as an insult? Your legacy being used as an insult.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER: That's a compliment to come from a war monger... I was lucky enough when I was president to keep our country at peace, and provide peace for others. I was lucky enough to go through my four years, we never shot a bullet or dropped a bomb or fired a missile.

35 votes

New study confirms marijuana kills brain cancer

Published by Smell The Truth.

The active molecules in cannabis kill brain cancer — another study has revealed.

Scientists using an extract of whole-plant marijuana rich in pot’s main psychoactive ingredient THC as well as cannabidiol (CBD) showed “dramatic reductions in tumor volumes” of a type of brain cancer.

12 votes

Rapper facing life in prison for "violent" album cover art

Like countless artists before him, San Diego-based rapper Brandon Duncan's new album features a picture of a gun and bullets on its front cover. However Duncan, who raps under the name Tiny Doo, could be the first artist to go to jail for his choice of album art.

Duncan faces 25-years-to-life on gang conspiracy charges brought against him this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors will reportedly look to prove that the album art "willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang."

"That gang" refers to the San Diego Lincoln Park gang, of which Duncan is a member, according to San Diego police. According to the Times, at least 15 Lincoln Park gang members have been charged in a recent string of shootings in the city.

18 votes

Cleveland Cop Kills 12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Toy 'Airsoft' Pistol

"A rookie officer shot the boy at a recreation center Saturday afternoon after a 911 caller reported "a guy with a pistol" on the rec center's swing set. The caller told the dispatcher the weapon was "probably fake," but the officer — who fired twice, hitting the boy in the stomach — wasn't informed of that critical detail, according to a statement made by Jeff Follmer, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen Association's to local media."

https://news.vice.com/article/cleveland-cop-kills-12-year-ol...

34 votes

The Ron Paul Sticker Still Works

I live in New Jersey, but travel a lot because I work in the music business. My car still has the Ron Paul Revolution bumper sticker in the back. I still have people approach me and some times it gives me time to open some minds in the process.

I recently went back to college to get my masters degree. I always drive my car to the nearby campus where tons of students go to.

I literally had a ton impacts with the bumper sticker this week.