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  1. (2) How come the Rand Paul subreddit has hardly any posters? 07/29/14
  2. (1) Back for one day only! DP Registration - this week! 07/29/14
  3. (1) France Goes For the Gold 07/28/14
  4. (1) Huffpo: I Went 21 Days Without Complaining and It Changed My Life 07/24/14
  5. (1) At The End of The Day, It Doesn't Matter How Al Gore and The Global Warming Nazis Choose to Call It... 07/29/14
  6. (1) Fire at the Gaza wall, not over it 07/28/14
  7. (1) VIDEO: Police Gun Down Dog In Front Of 6-year-old Girl For ‘Showing Its Teeth’ 07/28/14
  8. (1) Bush Sr. and Reagan Debate Illegal Immigration in 1980: Bush pushes for amnesty, while Reagan talks of open borders with Mexico 07/28/14
  9. (1) Rand is the Best We've Got - Deal with it. 07/23/14
  10. (1) DP New Member Introduction Thread 07/29/14
  11. (1) On the "Lost" Weapons 07/28/14
  12. (1) Obama banned from entering Chechnya; Chechen president cites US and EU 'state terrorism' 07/27/14
  13. (1) ‘Ghost’ attacks news photojournalist in ‘haunted’ Pennsylvania home 07/29/14
  14. (1) Is Putin Worse Than Stalin? by Patrick J. Buchanan 07/29/14
  15. (1) Women and Children Killed Over A, 'Blasphemous,' Facebook Post 07/28/14

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Back for one day only! DP Registration - this week!

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.

16 votes

What? Newsweek: The government owns your DNA. What are they doing with it?

The bad news is that we may not be aware that many states have created biobanks funded by genetic material left over from our screening tests, and, even more surprising, our specimens may be used for purposes we do not fully understand or for which we have not granted informed consent.

Blood Spots

28 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

Obama banned from entering Chechnya; Chechen president cites US and EU 'state terrorism'

Although Russia has not responded to US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there is one part of the country he is now barred from entering: Chechnya.

On Saturday Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of the small Russian republic that has been the scene of two devastating separatist wars in the past 20 years, said he was placing Obama on a list of people banned from visiting.

The list also includes European Union figures José Manuel Barroso, Herbert van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton.

17 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...

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Why Have a Bill of Rights ?

In any free society that area of life which is left to the sole discretion of the individual includes all actions that are not specifically forbidden by a general law. 

In our nation when it came time for the ratification of the Constitution it would have been impossible to gain the votes needed if the backers of a centralized national government had not promised that the first thing they did was pass a Bill of Rights.  It had been asserted by the proponents of liberty that to enumerate such a list would eventually become a statement that only those rights enumerated were protected.  However, it was generally believed certain rights were so important and so open to suppression that fundamental guarantees were needed.  In consequence the Constitution was lengthened to include the first ten amendments as the opening business of Congress. 

Over time the argument that these enumerated rights would come to be seen as the only ones protected has certainly come to pass, which is another of the assertions of the Anti-Federalists that have stood the test of time.  However, it has also been shown that without these constitutional protections these enumerated rights would have long ago been relegated to the ash heap of History.

27 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?

31 votes

Rand Paul Talks to Blacks and Democrats Flip Out

By : lauren victoria burke
Posted On 27 Jul 2014

Blacks Shouldn’t Be Fooled by Rand Paul, an editorial from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the day Republican Sen. Rand Paul spoke to the National Urban League in Cincinnati. And the room wasn’t even full.

On July 8, the Democratic National Committee’s chief flak Mo Elleithee led a conference call with black reporters after Sen. Paul reportedly said, “I don’t think there’s anybody in Congress doing more for minority rights than I am right now.”

45 votes

Hillary Clinton's Proudest Accomplishment

"My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know. The remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn't do that and I'm proud of that. Very proud. I would say that's a major accomplishment."

- Hillary Clinton, 11 March 2014

Dafuq did she just say???

26 votes

My Favorite Baseball Player Name

Excluding the congressman who hit the only HR in the history of the congressional baseball game.

Ronny Paulino

36 votes

Video Update: John Stossel TV Special - The Police State


http://youtu.be/GXoj4Kjk7JM

POLICING AMERICA: SECURITY VS. LIBERTY
by John Stossel | July 25, 2014

Saturday and Sunday at 10PM on Fox News Channel

Where's the line between security and liberty? American police are now armed like the military; they use their power more often and forcefully than ever before. The state has new and expanding powers to spy on almost everything you do.

THE WARRIOR COP: SWAT teams were once called out only in emergencies. Now there are almost 100 raids a day. The weapons and tactics they use come straight from the military. Sometimes innocent people are killed. Why use so much force so often? What would you do if armed men in masks broke down your door in the middle of the night?

CONSTITUTION-FREE ZONES: Lots of Americans are getting upset about being detained by armed border patrol agents not on the border but miles away from the border. Some push back, sometimes with violent results.

MANDATORY MINIMUMS: Do mandatory minimum sentences work? Prosecutors like them because they give them more power when they plea bargain with suspects. But judges often object, and sometimes people serve long sentences for trivial crimes. Or no crime.

20 votes

Interview: Justin Amash has a lot of things to say about NSA reform & John Boehner

In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks to Rep. Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan. Weigel joined Amash while at a parade in a small town in the congressman’s home state. They talk about Amash’s upcoming primary against businessman Brian Ellis, his push for national surveillance reform, and what he thinks about being called al-Qaida's “best friend” by his opponent.

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