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Major Blow to Obamacare

The DC District Appeals Court has said that *some of* the Obamacare tax subsidies are illegal (the ones given through the federal exchange).

The hilarious thing is that it is not something that was declared to be unconstitutional, but rather it was something that is in the statute itself. The writers of the statute were so dumb that they ONLY wrote that tax subsidies would be available to people who buy insurance on a STATE exchange, but not on the FEDERAL exchange (they thought every state would just go along with it, no problem).

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Rand Paul blames Putin for Airline Disaster.

From libertycrier.com


http://youtu.be/thj5VWroGv8

Rand Paul has determined that Russia’s Putin is to blame for the surface to air missile attack and destruction of a commercial airliner flying in Ukrainian airspace and carrying 258 passengers. Rand is now calling for sanctions against Russia in retaliation for the attack, claiming that sanctions are the only thing that will “work”.

24 votes

Voices of Liberty - "Know Your Rights: Police Checkpoints" - Powered by Ron Paul

Know Your Rights: Police Checkpoints


http://youtu.be/wg_vF6NOWCo

Know Your Rights host Britt Hysen speaks with Nina Hodjat of Hodjat Law and DUI Partners about 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

23 votes

Top Of Drudge: San Jose Techies Like Conservative Rand Paul (VIDEO)

Top Of Drudge: San Jose TECHIES Like Conservative Rand Paul (VIDEO)

Mark Kelly
July 19, 2014

SAN JOSE (CBS) — There’s a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism.

It’s the app that conservative Senator Rand Paul is pushing. He wants to join forces with local techies.
But how can technology and liberty flourish side by side? Paul’s answer, “shrink government.”

Read more: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/19/strange-bedfello...

14 votes

No saggy pants for you, kid

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A central Florida city is banning low-riding pants, becoming the latest community in the country to outlaw a fashion choice that intentionally exposes underwear or buttocks.

Pull up your pants, offenders will be warned under the ordinance approved on Tuesday by the Ocala city council, or else face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.

The ban on saggy pants was immediately effective on city property, including streets, sidewalks, parks, public pools and municipal buildings. Ocala joins several U.S. cities prohibiting or campaigning against what many defend as a fashion statement.

Councilwoman Mary Rich said the city is not trying to play fashion police but rather ensure public decency.

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Do You Have a Right to a "Monopoly on Force" In Your Own Home?`

The title speaks for itself:

Do you have the right to a "monopoly on force" in your own home?

Discuss!

This is an off shoot of the thread "On Definitions and Straw Men"

11 votes

The Internet Sales Tax is Back - And this time it might pass

By J.D. Harrison | July 21
Washington Post

When the Senate passed legislation last year allowing states broader latitude to collect sales on online purchases, the proposal was immediately cast aside in the House — and there is has remained, stuck on a shelf. Until now.

Suddenly, even with the midterm elections nearing, the bill’s supporters believe they have found the perfect opportunity to try to push it through the lower chamber.

The House last week easily approved a bill dubbed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act that would renew a longstanding ban on taxing access to the Internet. Considered a must-pass proposal, the legislation would prohibit state and local governments from charging residents fees to browse the Web.

6 votes

Japan Building "Huge Drone Fleet"? Is It Propaganda? You Decide...

Check this out, Japan is going to spend "¥3 billion (approx $372 million) in the coming decade to drastically expand its virtually non-existent military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program"

http://www.dailypaul.com/322845/japan-building-huge-drone-fleet

OK, let's see if I got this right - they don't have a drone fleet now, and they are going to spend about 37 million a year over the next 10 years to build one?

Contrast that with the US drone fleet -

"In the next decade, defense spending on known medium- and large-size drones will be nearly $40 billion"

And we already had some 800 of them flying, in 2011!

11 votes

New American Revolution: The National Independent Party

Why We Must Form a Second Political Party in America


http://youtu.be/Xv6JXE-vz4o

The battle has begun. The National Independent Party is now officially launched to challenge the egregious monopoly that Democrats and Republicans have in America.

AFR's video speech, Why We Must Form a Second Political Party in America is our opening salvo to Washington and its relentless destruction of our country.

It signals the death knell of the Democrat-Republican monolith's control over our political system. It shows how to put forth a challenge in 2016 that will far exceed Ross Perot's campaign in 1992 - a true freedom challenge that will rock the nation and make history.

28 votes

USA Today: On photography, cops need to get a clue - Photography is NOT A CRIME!

by Glenn Harlan Reynolds | USA Today

Last week, Buzzfeed reporter Benny Johnson went to work on a list of the seven ugliest federal buildings in Washington, D.C. But what he found was even uglier than the buildings: ignorant, heavy-handed law enforcement officers who told him — wrongly — that he couldn't photograph the ugly architecture.

Johnson repeatedly confirmed with the media-relations folks at these agencies that it was OK for him to photograph the buildings — as it is for any member of the public — but word hadn't filtered down to the guys with guns.

Johnson writes: "After I took this photo of a public walkway in front of the (Department of Energy) building, four armed guards surrounded me and my bike. I was ordered off my bicycle and told to hand over my camera. 'Where is your identification? Why are you taking photos of our building?' an officer asked me. I explained my role as a reporter and asked what rules I had broken. 'You are suspicious, and we are in a post-9/11 world,' he said. The four officers surrounded me right here, directly in front of the building entrance."

Here's the thing: They had no authority to do this.

18 votes

IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives (VIDEO)

IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives (VIDEO)

Loss of Lois Lerner emails amid tea party targeting probe unresolved

By Jim McElhatton-The Washington TimesUpdated: 8:58 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014

Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.

27 votes

James Garner dies aged 86

From theguardian.com:

The actor James Garner has died at the age of 86, Los Angeles police have confirmed.

Garner was best known for his primetime television roles as a wisecracking frontier gambler on Maverick and as an ex-con turned private eye on The Rockford Files.

17 votes

Missouri Mother gets accosted by medical staff and threatened with arrest for taking photo of her son in the hospital

A woman was accosted by the staff of Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO for taking a photo of her son.

You can view the photos and listen to the confrontation

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/mother-takes-photo-of-son-at-h...

Mercy Hospital feedback

http://www.mercy.net/patient-feedback