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Hello DP, I am still fuming right now. My local community college just had a lockdown drill. This is not abnormal for my school. However, this time the reasoning for the lockdown drill was a group “protesters” that were “attempting to start a riot.” They had actors holding signs and yelling while police stood by. At this point the announcement came over the intercom for the lock down, and all the students were told to hide in a back room.
I’ve been asking myself: Why would they go through the trouble to create this fake scenario? Is this a demonstration of force against the First Amendment? Maybe an example of what will happen to you if you protest here? No one would have the opportunity to capture evidence of police misconduct if they were all quickly ushered into a back room.
I openly shared these concerns with the 40 or so students and faculty while we were locked in a dark room together. Most of them realized how ridiculous the entire situation was, but they were still quite apathetic about it. I attempted to ask the police captain some questions but I didn’t get much out of him he just replied with: “maybe you should come by my office sometime, but I’m going to be busy for the rest of the day.” I am still unsure if this invite was genuine or if the captain was simply deflecting. What questions should I ask this guy if I get another chance? What would you do DP Community?
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 10/20/14: National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American (VIDEO)
Written by Ron Paul | Sunday, October 19, 2014
Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military or performing some other type of government-directed “community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich’s proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.
Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something back to society. But giving the government power to decide our moral obligations is an invitation to totalitarianism.
Mandatory national service is not just anti-liberty, it is un-American. Whether or not they admit it, supporters of mandatory national service do not believe that individuals have “inalienable rights.” Instead, they believe that rights are gifts from the government, and, since government is the source of our rights, government can abridge or even take away those rights whenever Congress decides.
Watch What Happens When a Citizen Pulls Over an Unmarked Cop Car and Tells the Police Officer He’s Breaking the LawSubmitted by Ed Thinking on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:01
When the police see someone driving around breaking the law, it’s their job to stop them.
But upholding laws on the road isn’t a one-way street.
Gavin Seim turned the tables on a Washington state police officer in a video posted to YouTube last week, stopping the officer as the cop was driving an unmarked vehicle.
“Hey the reason I stopped you is I saw this car was unmarked,” Seim asks the officer. “Is this a registered unmarked vehicle for undercover work?”
When the officer said it was a patrol car, Seim whipped out his legal knowledge.
Dial in to 2:44 to skip the rest of the BS:
Coulter elaborates: "I think it would have to be either Mitt Romney, or Ted Cruz."
Seems like there’s been an awful lot of intolerance, hatred and trolling going on at the Daily Paul lately. I dread looking at the comment section anytime a topic has been posted having to do remotely with anything religious.
I'm not there but I've heard there is a "riot" that broke out in Keene at the Pumpkin Fest, with the local thugs calling it a "Level 2 Emergency with Mass Casualties??"
Sheesh! Does anyone know what's going on?
The government is again guilty of murder.
Dallas Hospital Had the Ebola Screening Machine That the Military Is Using in Africa
The military is using an Ebola screening machine that could have diagnosed the Ebola cases in Texas far faster, but government guidelines prevent hospitals from using it to actually screen for Ebola.
It’s a toaster-sized box called FilmArray, produced by a company called BioFire, a subsidiary of bioMérieux and it’s capable of detecting Ebola with a high degree of confidence — in under an hour.
While none of us know the future, we have a good handle on what drives change. Technology is the big b1tch on the stage of history, setting the act and letting the characters play out their roles in her drama. Ideas, economics, politicians, and literati are just characters on her stage, who operate in her paradigm.
We have a little window into the next big technological revolution, the automation of most human labor, body and brain.
Within the existing economic order, automation portends a tectonic shift in the magnitude of inequality, and the diminution of the value of the average mass man to near nil.
The political table is set for a war over the proceeds of this automation - who will reap the benefits. The millions of mouths who's hands and brains have lost their value, or the fortunate ones who sit astride the machine that manages the machines?
The earth has a limited surface, a limited carrying capacity, limited fuel and a limited tolerance for swarms of living things crowding it up. The human enterprise has bred huge numbers of animals and pairs of hands to produce its daily bread, fight its wars and produce its wealth, and so long as those pairs of hands and their attached mouths had a real positive value, population has grown.
Though Wheaties cereal boxes typically depict famous athletes, the Wheaties website clarifies a champion is "no longer solely the megastar athlete; it is also any person who looks inside and challenges their personal best."
Governing by committee...or in this case, czar...encourages cronyism and undermines the rule of law.Submitted by go213mph on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:40
1.an emperor or king.
2.(often initial capital letter) the former emperor of Russia.
3.an autocratic ruler or leader.
4.any person exercising great authority or power in a particular field: "a czar of industry."
Given the frenzy of interest following the announcement of the Apple Watch, you might think wearables will be the next really important shift in technology.
Wearables will have their moment in the sun, but they're simply a transition technology.
Technology will move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us.
That's the next big frontier.