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19 votes

Putin's 12/18 Press Conference Translated...the Truth about the Bear

Putin gave a Press Conference today that is already being assailed with propaganda and outright lies by the mainstream media. Much of it is being taken out of context and twisted to fit the "New Cold War" mentality being dumped on the American people.

16 votes

I am NOT a Conservative. I am a Liberal like our Founding Fathers!

One day we will wake up and become aware of the ways we have been manipulated and controlled. We have been purposefully deceived through the misuse of language. Liberal as defined by Google:

adjective: liberal

open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
"they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people"
favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms.
"liberal citizenship laws"
synonyms: tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened; More
permissive, free, free and easy, easygoing, libertarian, indulgent, lenient
"the values of a liberal society"
antonyms: narrow-minded, bigoted
(in a political context) favoring maximum individual liberty in political and social reform.
"a liberal democratic state"
synonyms: progressive, advanced, modern, forward-looking, forward-thinking, progressivist, enlightened, reformist, radical

I will admit this is not the entire definition on Google. This is only the first portion. It goes on and on and eventually turns back on itself. Our founding Father's called themselves liberal as well:

37 votes

Cops being turned against the public, targeting Constitutionalists, and Liberty lovers.

A friend of mine that is a police officer locally brought it to my attention that they watched a training film. He did not know where the video came from, but it was pointed directly as those that hold the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. Here is the video that was shown to represent "all" Constitutionalists.

10 votes

Baltic Dry Index Has Biggest Post-Thanksgivings Day Drop In 28-Year History

The sound of deckchairs being rearranged.
The Baltic Dry Index Has Never Crashed This Fast Post-Thanksgiving

We are sure it's nothing - since stock markets in China and The US are soaring - but deep, deep down in the heart of the real economies, there is a problem. The Baltic Dry Index has fallen for 21 straight days, tumbling around 40% since Thanksgiving Day.

9 votes

“The Interview" - Sony’s Shame, Paramount’s Blunder, and The Cost To Clever Theater Owners

As of now, everyone should know about the cyber hack attack on Sony, allegedly orchestrated by the government of North Korea, which revealed some very…interesting emails and personal data for executives and everyday employees of the company. If that weren’t enough, the “Fighting Kim Jongs” (as they like to be called) also hinted at 9/11 style terror attacks on theaters who would dare to show the film.

The proper response to this, in my opinion, would be for Sony to laugh in the face of this and release the film. Not only for practical reasons – that a terror attack by North Koreans here in the US would be virtually impossible and insanely unlikely even if we were in all out war with that poor and downtrodden nation – but also for the sake of not bowing to terrorist threats. Sony did not take that response, and instead pulled “The Interview” from all theaters, everywhere. Now, Sony is a private entity and can do what it likes. Their hand was forced by theater chains unwilling to take the chance (who also should be ashamed of themselves) and thus refusing to show the film. However, Sony making the decision to forgo showing the film anywhere, even if a theater desired it, seems cowardly and on top of it all, stupid.

I’m a publicist by trade. And I can’t help but look at this situation from a PR perspective, from the standpoint of our economy (more on that later) and from the standpoint of public favor being destroyed by bad PR moves.

17 votes

VIDEO: Rand Paul Calls Marco Rubio An Isolationist

VIDEO: Rand Paul Calls Marco Rubio An Isolationist

Political Reporter

It’s a term Rand Paul has rejected when applied to his own foreign policy.

But on Friday, the libertarian-leaning Republican senator referred to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential opponent in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, as an “isolationist.”

46 votes

I will pray for you all, always.

This is my commitment for 2015.

Séamusín's brother-in-law just passed away suddenly. I already knew of another here who had someone important suddenly pass away. From the comments in Séamusín's thread, a number of Daily Paulers have had the same thing happen.

16 votes

Feel Good Story of the Day

My wife told me this yesterday.

One of her friends was diagnosed with breast cancer awhile back, had treatment, and was going about her life. However, the cancer has returned now as stage 4 brain cancer. She's undergone the gamma knife procedure, but the doctors still predict she has a relatively short time to live.

8 votes

The Color Of Loss, Separation, and Longing

“To see the Earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats,” the poet Archibald MacLeish wrote after Apollo 8’s legendary “Earthrise” photograph made its debut in 1968, “is to see ourselves as riders on the Earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold…” Its unprecedented perspective of distance seemed, paradoxically enough, to bring us earthlings closer together, to desire connection to one another more strongly than ever before. Nearly three decades earlier, Simone Weil touched on another aspect of this paradoxical relationship between spatial remoteness and emotional closeness when she wrote in a letter to a friend: “Let us love this distance, which is thoroughly woven with friendship, since those who do not love each other are not separated.” So much of “the aggregate of our joy and suffering” that takes place on our Pale Blue Dot seems to stem from this eternal tug-of-war between distance and desire.

The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue. The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue.

In A Field Guide to Getting Lost that sublime meditation on how we find ourselves in the unknown — Rebecca Solnit examines the color blue and its relationship to desire in an exquisite essay that begins with the scientific and blossoms into the poetic.

6 votes

Michael Moore, Newt Gingrich, Rob Lowe, John McCain, Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney all agree

"We can't let North Korea get away with this!

Hollywood and Washington are making for some strange bedfellows in the wake of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s SNE, +3.68% decision Wednesday to quash its film spoofing North Korea, “The Interview.” Never mind the series of digital attacks on the studio and threats of violence against theatergoers, these usually divergent minds agree for once on something: that the U.S. and Hollywood can’t stand by idly and let North Korea trample on the First Amendment.

Good grief.

8 votes

Marco Rubio says Rand Paul is clueless on Cuba

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t mincing words when it comes to his Republican colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s support for the U.S.’s new Cuba policy.

“Like many people who have been opining, he has no idea what he’s talking about,” Rubio said Thursday on Fox News’ “The Kelly Report.”

Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, has emerged this week as the face of the GOP’s opposition to President Barack Obama’s change in policy toward Cuba. While it does not lift the embargo — that would require Congressional approval — it does ease restrictions and open diplomatic ties.

“The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked, if the goal was regime change, it sure doesn’t seem to be working,” Paul, Kentucky’s junior senator, said during an interview this week. “Probably, it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime can blame the embargo for hardship.”

15 votes

Checkmate: Is Russia Selling Oil For Gold?

When I got my crash-course in politics back in 2007, one of the first new words in my vocabulary was "bourse." I can't know if this is "the big one" but it is something I have been waiting to see for quite a long time now.

19 votes

the dick cheney

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