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Americans Now Wish They'd Elected Mitt Romney Instead of Obama

The Week: Mitt Romney 2014?

Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. That's just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent. That's an even larger spread than CNN found in November, when a survey had Romney winning a redo 49 percent to 45 percent.

42 votes

VIDEO: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 7/28/14: End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

VIDEO: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 7/28/14: End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

by Ron Paul | Sunday July 27, 2014

Video:
http://youtu.be/TNmG7wNOGdY

Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, “this government does not torture people”? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier.

Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it “enhanced interrogation” and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA had not only lied about the torture of large numbers of people after 9/11, but it had vastly exaggerated any valuable information that came from such practices.

However secret rendition of prisoners to other places was ongoing.

19 votes

Ben Swann: FBI Whistleblower and Teacher Expose Islamic Gülen Movement Infiltrating U.S. Through Charter Schools

In rural Pennsylvania, a Turkish-born Muslim imam lives in self-imposed exile.

The imam, Fethullah Gülen, came to the United States in 1999 due to cited health problems and has stayed in the United States after gaining his visa with help from former CIA officials. The FBI previously resisted granting permanent residency status to Gülen. According to leaked cables, parts of the U.S. government believe that Gülen “is a ‘radical Islamist’ whose moderate message cloaks a more sinister and radical agenda.”

54 votes

Back for one day only! DP Registration - Midnight Tonight!

I so much appreciate you being here, Daily Paul!

Registration has been off for a while. I closed the ark door back in January of this year. Shortly thereafter, I saw "Noah." There's a scene in that where the rains have started and his ark was buttoned up and he's floating away with his family, but outside you could still hear the wailing and screaming and terror-filled crying of the doomed outside, begging to be let on board.

20 votes

NEW MH17 SENSATION: German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets.

Surface to air missile attack ruled out as calibre of cockpit bullet holes puts Ukraine pilots in the frame for MH17 murders
This is what a German pilot-cum-air technology expert Peter Haisenko has just published on the subject of the MH17 disaster (my emphases):

‘The misfortune of the Malaysian MH 017 is known to all. The flight
recorder is in England and is being evaluated. What can come of this?
May be more than you want to accept….if you look at the image of
Cockpit-Fragments, this picture is certainly shocking.

23 votes

Jury Frees Man Charged With Shooting at Cops Who Raided Wrong House

Cops raid the wrong house, shots are fired...You know where this is going, right? It's another innocent person plugged by police officers who can't read street addresses, or another sleepy homeowner charged with murder for shooting an intruder who happened to be a government employee with a bad sense of direction.

But this story has a happy-ish ending. Nobody was injured. And the man who fired at the late-night wrong-way raiders was ultimately cleared by jurors who thought the police behaved poorly.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/28/jury-frees-man-charged-wit...

27 votes

How come the Rand Paul subreddit has hardly any posters?

How come the Rand Paul sub reddit has hardly any posters? That's what he said:

[–]Pavulox 8 points 1 day ago
Huge Rand supporter. But why does this sub seem so unpopular. There are virtually no comments on any posts.

I've wondered that, too. Hey Rand Paul supporters, that is probably a place to go invade if you want to make a show of force, and influence things. Reddit is news in and of itself.

20 votes

DP New Member Introduction Thread

In preparation for this.

Old members, feel free to say hi in advance.

29 votes

Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Kept His Oath Better Than Anyone in the NSA

That sort of civic courage should inspire other Americans to follow suit, he said.
By Connor Friedersdorf | July 25, 2014
The Atlantic

Daniel Ellsberg, the celebrated leaker of the Pentagon Papers, said in a conversation last weekend with National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden that every human sometimes bites their tongue when they witness something that they know to be wrong—and blood often flows as a result. Due in part to lies during the Vietnam War, he said, millions of people were needlessly killed. At home, tobacco executives successfully hid the cancerous nature of their products. More recently, as GM customers died in their cars, the company kept mum about a defect.

The standard he'd like to see set instead? "Snowden was the one person in the fucking NSA who did what he absolutely should have done," he said. "How many people should've done what you did! We all took the same oath to protect and defend the Constitution. There are people who violate it all the time. There are people who are against it, like Cheney and some others. But when it comes to upholding that oath, no one in the U.S. military services, including the commander in chief, has fulfilled her oath to defend and support the Constitution like Chelsea Manning. And no one in the executive branch, or in any branch, has fulfilled the oath to uphold and protect the Constitution as well as you, so thank you."

Snowden and Manning should inspire other Americans to speak out upon seeing what they know to be wrong, Ellsberg argued, even when doing so entails personal sacrifice. The remarks came at the end of a monologue during Hope X, a hacker conference in New York City. The whole part on "civic courage" is worth a read.

16 votes

Iodine

Iodine

by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© May 2014, The Center for Development

One of the most important and overlooked minerals today is iodine. Iodine is needed in the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. However, iodine is also required for every tissue of the body!

It is called the endocrine mineral because it is important not only for the thyroid gland, but also for the adrenal glands, ovaries, breasts, prostate gland, and the entire hormone system of the body.

http://drlwilson.com/Articles/IODINE.htm

29 votes

Grey Lady to Uncle Sam: Smoke a joint and take the money.

In a marvelous example of leading from behind, the New York Times breathlessly reports today that it suddenly supports marijuana legalization. This has led to widespread speculation among observers: who or whom let granny out of the basement?

19 votes

Fox News poll Rand beating Hillary by 5% among Independents who make up the largest block of voters

Rand topped all Other GOP candidates when it comes up to a matchup between Hillary Clinton in the all important Independent demographic. Independents now make up the majority of voters in the U.S.

Rand beat out Hillary by 5%

Overall Hillary has the edge, but if the demographic for independents holds and they become more involved for 2016, Hillary cannot win without them.

21 votes

NYPD cop put seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for grilling outside her apartment

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment.

The lieutenant involved in the incident allegedly responded to a domestic call from a different resident at 594 Bradford St on Thursday and was in the neighborhood to follow up on Saturday when he witnessed the illegal grilling.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2708955/NYPD-officer...

18 votes

War Is Coming

The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the “Western media,” have the purpose of driving the world to war that no one can win. Here Here

17 votes

Ron Paul on Cspan2's In Depth call in Sunday Aug 3 12:00 to 3:00

12:00pm
In Depth: Ron Paul
3 hours, 0 minute

Former Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) responds to viewers' questions and comments on topics such as the U.S. economy and foreign policy.