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22 votes

America's Original Terrorists

Happy Thanksgiving, Paulers!

7 votes

Poker Scene from The Sting

I've never seen the movie, but it comes highly recommended. In fact, it is the movie in which the (soon to be famous internet meme) phrase "Nice, J.J." comes from. I haven't found that clip, but this poker scene is intriguing, to say the least.

Who are these guys? What is their relationship. I've surmised it is something like "Ocean's 11" - in which Clooney gets a crew together to pull a big hoist. But the crew in the Sting is much, much bigger. There are hundreds of guys in on this hoist, as my friend informs. They've got guys interviewing for positions in this hoist.

19 votes

Has this happened to anyone yet?

I frequently purchase prepaid gift cards. Anything from local grocery to the Visa or Mastercard. I stopped using banks and I like to use them when going out or traveling.

I purchased several in September for a trip I went on. Tonight I went to Walgreens to get a friend a birthday card, a store gift card and a prepaid Visa card.

On the card rack there was a sign saying 'cash only'. I thought that was different. I had never seen that before. No problem, I brought plenty of cash. That was how I planned on paying.

6 votes

Gold in a 6000 Year Bubble, Hilarious!

I was reading this article about the vote that the Swiss are about to make in regards to Gold and of course here comes Citi Bank with a comment...ready...ready...
From ARticle
"Investing a vast amount of money in something whose value is based on nothing more than a set of self-confirming beliefs will make for an exciting ride."
And we are in a 6000 Year Bubble. Really?
REALLY??? What about keeping your money in DOLLARS?
So, since we are in a 6000 year bubble...make sure you plan ahead for the next say...6000 years.
Here is the article...

9 votes

Citibank Rips Gold and Bitcoin Ahead of Save Our Swiss Gold Vote

As predicted, the banks would join rank around the Swiss National Bank to help defeat the Save Our Swiss Gold initiative.

Citibank calls bank issued fiat digital and paper currencies "socially superior", claims no central bank should hold either and more it its scathing report.

7 votes

We Will Not Listen To The Sirens' Call

We Will Not Listen To The Sirens' Call

We will not listen to the Sirens' call,
Saying we will surely fall,
Nor to songs of our destruction,
We are still under construction.

All those lyrics spreading fear,
But we're still standing; we're still here,
The end is not drawing near,
We are moving forward, Balladeer,
We reject the story that you're spinning,
Liberty is rising; it's just beginning.

Let's say no to John Darby,
He was two thousand years tardy,
He didn't understand what he read,
Nero is a long time dead,
Darby had trouble with his transmission,

13 votes

Guardian: Ron Paul and other gold bugs keep fingers crossed for Swiss vote that could add $50 to price of gold

Ron Paul and other gold bugs keep fingers crossed for Swiss vote that could add $50 to price of gold

The Save Our Swiss Gold vote that would require the Swiss National Bank to repatriate its gold, keep 20% of its reserves in gold and ban further gold sales is up for a vote November 30.

Ron Paul says: “In my view point we always win if we can get the discussion out.”

14 votes

The Executive Order that Created Thanksgiving, 1863.

I found this today on my travels over the vast wastelands of the Internet. They are the words of President Lincoln, set down in pen and ink by William H. Seward, the Secretary of State and digitized now for the world to see.

It shows how politically savvy Lincoln was. In a time of war amongst his people, he commanded all to bow down and humble ourselves before God.

It just goes to show that Abraham Lincoln was indeed the original Conservative Republican.

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Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.

To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity,, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

19 votes

SPIEGEL: "For God's Sake, Please Stop the Aid!"—Interview with African Economics Expert

Posted 27 August 2005 by SPIEGEL

The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem.

SPIEGEL: Mr. Shikwati, the G8 summit at Gleneagles is about to beef up the development aid for Africa...

Shikwati: ... for God's sake, please just stop.

SPIEGEL: Stop? The industrialized nations of the West want to eliminate hunger and poverty.

Shikwati: Such intentions have been damaging our continent for the past 40 years. If the industrial nations really want to help the Africans, they should finally terminate this awful aid. The countries that have collected the most development aid are also the ones that are in the worst shape. Despite the billions that have poured in to Africa, the continent remains poor.

SPIEGEL: Do you have an explanation for this paradox?

16 votes

The first use of "V for Vendetta" masks in the liberty movement...

Who knows the answer?? I'll give you a hint, it did not have to do with the Ron Paul presidential bid...

I was associated as a supporter of the "movement" having been an "illegal tax protester" pretty much all of my life (something about slavery just irks me, even the economical type).

Give up?? Ok, it was Bob Schultz of "We The People Foundation" used the entire V costume on November 6th, 2006 to protest the unconstitutional income (slavery) tax.

10 votes

Ted Cruz: 'I Don't Think I'm All That Conservative'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a lunch with influential members of the Jewish community hosted by former Democratic Leadership Council chairman and mega-philanthropist Michael Steinhardt, according to the New York Observer.

After listening to concerns that his association with the tea party movement could potentially wreak havoc on his prospects should he run for president in 2016, Cruz blamed the media for inventing "a new caricature" that portrays him and some Republicans as "crazy."

8 votes

What it took to get H. Clinton to speak at UCLA: Hummus, $300K, fruit, a new podium, a special cushion

When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?

The answer from Clinton’s representatives: $300,000 is the “special university rate.”