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17 votes

Fighting for freedom in 52 Square feet.

My wife and I and our two children are living in our 28 ft camper. We want to pay off all our debt, save up enough to buy land and build a house with no debt. It has been an eye opening experience building our entire life, infrastructure and all, from basically nothing.

www.camperlifenow.blogspot.com

5 votes

Linger

In the mean time, shall we linger just a little while longer?

You know I'm such a fool for you.


http://youtu.be/L8m6yTaLHKk

Were you lying all the time? Was it just a game to you?
Oh, I thought the world of you, and I thought nothing could go wrong.
But I was wrong. I was wrong.

And If you
If you could get by trying not to lie
Things wouldn't be so confused
And I wouldn't feel so used

2 votes

"The Internet Is Not The Answer"

Heard this on NPR the other day - Andrew Keen talking about his new book The Internet is Not the Answer.

Listen here.

And the Washington Post review by By Michael Harris, author of The End of Absence.

Thoughts?

0 votes

Saudi Arabia's 'reformer' King Abdullah dies

(CNN)Throngs of mourners gathered in Mecca early Friday just hours after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died. He was 90.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/22/middleeast/saudi-arabia-king-a...

18 votes

Monsanto earnings fall 34% after a year of global protests

Company that has come under fire for its genetically modified seeds said its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter

The Guardian:

Monsanto said Wednesday its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter, as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company’s biotech-enhanced seeds.

US farmers harvested record crops of soybeans and corn last year, sending prices on those food staples to their lowest levels in years. That has resulted in farmers in South America and elsewhere reducing the number of acres they dedicate to corn. Monsanto said its business was also affected by reduced cotton planting in Australia.

The agriculture products company’s revenue fell more than 8% to $2.87bn in the period, on lower sales of corn seeds and herbicide. Analysts expected $2.96bn, according to Zacks.

5 votes

What’s Behind Rand Paul’s Staffing Strategy?

The senator from Kentucky is quietly building a formidable 2016 campaign team.

By Emma Roller | National Journal
January 20, 2015

A good political campaign is a lot like Megazord, the giant super-robot from the popular '90s TV series Power Rangers.

If you grew up watching TV in the '90s, you will recall that the Megazord was constructed from the five individual robots operated by the Power Rangers. With their forces combined, the Rangers could conquer pretty much any foe the evil Rita Repulsa threw at them.

Political campaigns benefit from a similar diversification of talent. If you have a great media team but your ground game is terrible, that's no good. Similarly, if you have a stellar volunteer base but your senior staff is a bunch of incompetent legacy hires, that doesn't work either. The Megazord must be kept in balance.

If you accept this (wildly off-kilter) theory of political campaigns, then Sen. Rand Paul's impending 2016 campaign should intrigue you. While potential Republican presidential candidates like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have been out working crowds, Paul's political shop has been quietly snatching up talented Republican operatives.

26 votes

Neocons trying to pull another 'Jack Hunter' on Rand, attack 'Libertarian Girl' after Rand Paul hires her for social media work

Check out the latest 'controversy' from Bill Kristol's rag Free Beacon, they are trying to pull another Jack Hunter on Rand but I don't think they will be successful. Jennifer Rubin and Daily Beast are now chiming in as well.

Rand Paul’s Latest Hire: Give Edward Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize

BY: Alana Goodman
January 20, 2015 12:32 pm

A blogger who has been hired to do social media work for Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) likely presidential campaign is not a fan of “stupid armchair jingoes” in the Republican Party, says Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) “will use anything to satisfy his blood lust,” and wants Edward Snowden to receive a Nobel Peace prize, according to her Facebook page.

Marianne Copenhaver, also known as “Libertarian Girl,” joined Paul’s team a few months ago to do contract work, the Daily Beast has reported.

Copenhaver’s recent Facebook posts are filled with vehement attacks on the GOP’s foreign policy on Iran, Russia, the Islamic State, Syria, and Israel.

7 votes

Marijuana Ad Ban Unconstitutional, says WA State Judge

Today saw a major victory for WA State businesses that have been banned from advertisement due to their references to the use of marijuana. Citing an “impermissible restraint on commercial speech, in violation of the state and federal constitutions”. Read the full text from Courthousenews below.

TACOMA, Wash. (CN) - A Washington state law prohibiting doctors from including “any statement or reference, visual or otherwise, on the medical use of marijuana in any advertisement” is unconstitutional, a Superior Court judge ruled.

In a Jan. 9 letter to the state and a doctor’s attorney, Pierce County Judge Elizabeth Martin said she does expect that her ruling will be “the final word on the subject,” but that the state law is constitutionally vague and overbroad, and constitutes an impermissible restraint on commercial speech, in violation of the state and federal constitutions.

21 votes

Girl has seizure in the middle of the Virginia State Senate hearing about medical marijuana.

This morning, sitting in a Senate hearing committee, young Haley's condition manifested before the 15-member Committee on Education and Health as she began to seize.

“This is normal for me, this is daily for me," said Lisa Smith, Haley's mother.

http://rvamag.com/articles/full/24192/child-has-seizure-in-t...

-1 vote

Mitt Romney: "I'm One Of Those Republicans Who Thinks We Are Getting Warmer

and that WE contribute to that", said Mitt as he addressed a sold-out crowd of about 3,000 at an investment management conference in Utah last night.

There's plenty of investment money to be made when we confiscate then redistribute trillions around the globe as we pretend to save the planet from climate change.

Donate money to my 3rd presidential campaign so you can be first in line for the goodies.

12 votes

Destruction Slated for Second Sandy Hook Crime Scene (Lanza home)

(Why would the Lanza family and/or the bank agree to sell the home to Newtown for $1 ?)

The Newtown Legislative Council voted Wednesday, January 21 to demolish the home of Adam Lanza and preserve the location as open space.

The Council’s move comes just sixteen months after a similar decision to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary School and upon strong advocacy by Newtown Selectman Patricia Llorda.

The decision was made following almost no deliberation by council members.

http://memoryholeblog.com/2015/01/22/destruction-slated-for-...

5 votes

Obama’s 2015 State of the Union: The Good, The Bad And The “Fair” From A Liberty Viewpoint

As with any vaunted political platform speech, President Obama’s State of the Union address must be examined from a liberty perspective. Today I will attempt to fact check and provide some insight into the President’s stated “achievements” – real, planned and imagined. Thus, I step into the breach, dear friends, to undertake this duty.

Due to the extreme length of these addresses, I’ve chosen some pertinent excerpts to annotate – any I’ve missed, please feel free to bring up in the comments. Let’s begin.

2 votes

ESPNU Censors Eric Garner Protest by Student Athlete

I read this a couple days ago on a Kentucky Wildcats' blog: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/jaylen-brown-scores-31-p...

One of UK's top recruits, Jaylen Brown, is the one in the photo (at the link above) wearing the T-shirt which says, "I can't breathe," as an obvious protest to police brutality.

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