To me, self government means sovereignty lies with the people. People establish political societies, or government, and delegate to it certain powers to preserve some kind of peace in society. In the USA, states delegate certain powers to a federal government as they deem necessary.
Implicitly, smaller polities can withdraw these powers and privileges back.
Benswann.Com EXCLUSIVE: Innocent Man Sues After Cops Beat Him & Pepper-spray The Wounds
12 hours ago | US | Posted by Ben Swann Staff
December 9, 2013
Major U.S. cellphone providers received more than $20 million from law enforcement agencies in conjunction with more than 1.1. million user information requests in 2012, according to documents released Monday by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
Five of the seven companies queried by Markey offered precise or ballpark figures for the revenue they received from law enforcement in 2012.
AT&T said it received $10,298,000, T-Mobile USA said approximately $11 million, Verizon Wireless said less than $5 million, U.S. Cellular said $241,000 and C Spire said $55,000.
He had the greatest life of anyone in my opinion.
Some may say that Washington was more virtuous and humble, but i find him stuffy and a federalist puppet of Hamilton.
Some may say that Jefferson was a policy wizard and had the greatest literary style with all the talent of an architect and pretty much solely led the movement of the Anti-feds when it was not cool to be Anti-fed in the federal gov't, but he did keep slaves when "all men are created equal," not that I find it hypocritical but i can see how some would. He just was not the community organizer of Franklin.
For those of you who were not able to spend much time obsessively searching every dark corner of the internet for new music this year; no worries, I spent enough time doing that for all of us combined plus some. So while ya’ll took care of the important and more serious matters over here I was finding music for the soundtrack. Thanks for holding down the fort over here and keeping that whole revolution thing going, bravo boys, job well done. It afforded me the time to find gems such as the following. I have made a list of my top 10 Indie finds this year and I think there is something for everyone here.
Back on my big turn of the century round the world trip, I was on a tour of the Vatican with one of those pre-recorded tour headset contraptions. I remember being in the Sistine Chapel when they said it. They were explaining the process of how a new pope is selected, and made mention of the fact that the Pope was "Jesus Christ's personal representative on Earth."
I was like, Whoa! Really? Personal representative on earth? I never knew that Jesus had one of those.
But I was right there, at ground zero. The Vatican. And they said it on their own equipment.
There are very natural psychological influences on how we all relate to Bitcoin:
You Got some? "Bitcoin rules! I got some, you should get some!"
Ain't got none? "Bitcoin is a fiat ponzi scheme backed by the feds!"
Of course, those are the extreme views :)
The people that have Bitcoins are naturally 'feeling pretty smart' and want to see the price continue to rise... and to that end, they defend Bitcoin - naturally!
The people that don't have Bitcoins feel they have already missed the boat. "You want me to sink $1,000+ into one Bitcoin when you got yours for $8? No f-ing way!" - They (and me) are feeling a bit envious and late to the party... Our natural defense is to shoot Bitcoin down.
May 2011 was a time in my history that was life-changing and life-shattering. If you haven't watched the documentary "Earthlings", narrated by Jaoquin Phoenix you have not seen the dark-side of humanity. In less than two hours my life was changed and compellingly so. Watch it if you care at all about the truths of what it is you ingest on a daily basis. It just might change you.
From that moment pro-life and pro-choice became trivial labels as much as we attribute such labels to human life solely.
Let's consider the facts, point by point, and get some real conclusions about the right and wrong of it.
Man bewbs are a disgrace to the bewb form. The platonic ideal of the b00b is marred by the sight of man bewbs, with their scraggly black hairs fanning out from nipple and aureola, either stubble or freely flowing. The angels in heaven cry out and shudder at the sight.
Citing the need to establish new regulations for emerging Wormhole, Teleportation, and Floating cloud city technologies, the Whitehouse today urged the establishment of a new federal agency, the WTF.
"Wormholes and teleportation are technologies which will some day, if they are possible, change the face of transportation of people and goods across state lines. Floating cities drifting like clouds on silent plasma turbines will require established property tax laws and air-clearance codes. Agencies such as TSA and FAA are urged to assist in establishing the new protocols."
Nobel Prize Winner Fama: The World Is At Risk Of Recession In 2014
MIA SHANLEY AND ILZE FILKS, REUTERS DEC. 7, 2013, 7:28 AM
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - One of the three Americans who won this year's Nobel prize for economics said bloated public deficits on both sides of the Atlantic meant that recession remained a real risk for 2014.
There's this story* about Steve Jobs, when he came back to Apple. The company was on the verge of failure - too many products, not enough customers, no focus. No one expected the company to survive. Apple was two months from bankruptcy when he returned in ’97.
Jobs scaled everything back - cut divisions, cut product lines, reorganized everything, got a big investor (Microsoft) to help shore up finances. Then, he waited.
Unofficial Ron Paul HQ of Mount Desert Island (Maine) Burns
I am sad to report that on Dec. 4, 2013, the freedom outpost of Mount Desert Island burned to the ground. In a land of Obama sticker-clad Subarus, Cap’n Nemo’s was an oasis for freedom lovers to enjoy colossal beers, fresh seafood and the company of colorful sea captains and other locals.
What kind of city would pay 100k for a dog bite from it's handler.
this is pathetic, par for course for Lynnwood WA
What is it with Portia's crotch? Why does it greet me every time I log into the Daily P Au L? Is there anyway to remove this? It's like she is mocking me:
"Check out my crotch, baby. Come a little closer. Yes, I am smiling at you. A little closer....Wait a second! You are not a woman! You looked like a woman from over there. Get lost."
I don't need this frustration.