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Cliven Bundy Sued By School Teacher Who Killed One Of His Cows

On April 12, a triumphant Cliven Bundy and his supporters chased away federal authorities and set the rancher’s impounded cattle free once more to roam public land in northeast Clark County.

Two days later, a car collided with one of Bundy’s cows on Interstate 15, about 10 miles from his Bunkerville ranch, killing the animal and sending the vehicle careening down an embankment.

Now a Las Vegas woman injured in the crash is suing Bundy for negligence.....

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/bundy-sued-after...

12 votes

Why we should support Scottish Independence

Smaller, more local government, is being accepted as a universal belief!

http://www.libertydisciple.com/blog/what-independence-in-sco...

6 votes

The NSA Thinks it Still Has Friends; Wants to Expand Surveillance

The fallout from the NSA spying scandal was immense, sending shockwaves not only through our own country’s political elite and citizenry, but also through the political leaders in our ally countries, none of which were too happy to learn that they’d been spied upon. Yet, despite this, the chief of the NSA wants to assure everyone that they “still have friends.”

19 votes

The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence

I thought I would create a separate post on this subject to give some insight as to how HUGE this election is

The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence

OIL

In addition, as Max Keiser explained:

(1) The UK can now borrow cheaply using the giant Scottish oil reserves as collateral
(2) If Scotland leaves, the collateral (oil reserves) is no longer available
(3) So the cost of borrowing money for Britain skyrockets

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/09/real-reason-britain-f...

51 votes

Scotland Election Watch - 54% No, 46% Yes

I thought I'd create a thread so we can all keep up on how things turn out in Scotland.

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum
Scotland goes to the polls over independence

People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

Voters will answer 'Yes' or 'No' to the referendum question: 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'

With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, it is expected to be the busiest day in Scottish electoral history.

Votes will be cast at 5,579 polling stations until 22:00 on Thursday. The result is expected on Friday morning.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29238890

Update: Yougov exit poll of sorts/final poll in last 30 min
https://twitter.com/JonHaworthSky/status/512714336045772800

8 votes

Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

By JAMES BAMFORDSEPT. 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — IN Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

5 votes

Judge Nap: The Unlawfulness of Obama's ISIS Plan

Is the White House planning to run this war directly as LBJ did in Vietnam?
Andrew Napolitano | September 18, 2014

As the debate rages over whether the president needs congressional authorization for war prior to his deployment of the military to degrade or destroy ISIS, the terrorist organization that none of us had heard about until a few months ago, the nation has lost sight of the more fundamental issue of President Obama's infidelity to the rule of law.

On the lawfulness of his proposed war, the president has painted himself into a corner. Last year, he quite properly recognized that the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), a statute enacted by Congress in 2002 to permit President George W. Bush to use the military to track down, capture, degrade, or kill all persons or organizations that planned the attacks of 9/11, cannot apply to organizations that did not exist at the time of 9/11, of which ISIS is one.

That leaves the president with two remaining alternatives. One is the War Powers Resolution (WPR), a statute enacted by Congress in 1973 to limit presidentially ordered military invasions absent congressional assent to 180 days or fewer. But the WPR is unconstitutional, as it consists of Congress giving away to the president express authority to declare war, which the Constitution delegates to Congress. The Supreme Court has prohibited such giveaways of core powers and responsibilities from one branch of the federal government to another.

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Who is John Bolton, FOX News contributor?

John Bolton is a senior fellow at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute and the chairman of the Gatestone Institute, a rightist "pro-Israel" activist group that has been accused of fomenting anti-Muslim sentiment. A longtime national security hawk, Bolton is a former board member of the Project for the New American Century and a past adviser to the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. He is a frequent contributor to Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, the Weekly Standard, and other right-wing media outlets.

4 votes

NATO Violated Each and Every Item of Its Agreement with Russia

NATO Violated Each and Every Item of Its Agreement with Russia
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-violated-each-and-every-it...

some Western analysts say it was the [NATO] Alliance itself which “has violated nearly each and every paragraph of its agreement with Russia” …

German government consultant and publicist Christoph Horstel has argued that … “NATO has violated nearly each and every paragraph of this important paper … And it has done so since at least, 2003, when Iraq was infected by an unauthorized invasion,” …

11 votes

What Rand Paul And Bill Clinton Have In Common

By Ben Domenech | The Federalist

Let’s be clear about one thing here: Rand Paul thinks he’s going to win in 2016. He has a vision for the party, but he is not running as an idea candidate. He is trying to win the election. He’s not running for Vice President. He’s not running to grow a movement. He thinks he can run, beat everyone, and be president.

In order to get there, he is deploying a unique approach to outreach – one that is designed to promote a certain type of cross-pollinating political appeal, one that is largely unfamiliar on the right, in order to broaden a coalition not around limited government ideas so much as around his uniquely libertarian positions on key hot button issues. In this, Paul’s Berkeley event – as much as his events in other supposedly unfriendly venues – is an example of how he’s making a pitch for people to identify him with specific issues (typically based in distrust of government) that cut across traditional coalition lines. It’s also an example of how he’s trying to do something very different than traditional Republican candidacies in the modern era.

Serious, politically engaged people on the right have a fairly well developed idea of what libertarianism looks like – and many of the smart ones don’t believe Americans actually know what libertarianism is, or what it stands for. The eloquent and savvy Kevin Williamson has a piece which distills this problem to its essence: that while people who voted for Barack Obama may cheer for Paul now, once they become more familiar with his message, they’ll reject him as an extremist.

17 votes

Turns out PA Cop shooter "survivalist" is a left-wing loon

I was reading on CCN about the suspect in the PA cop shooting and, when I saw them refer to him as an "anti-government survivalist", I thought "Oh boy, that sucks - now Eric Holder and the DOJ (and the entire commie media) will be talking about the extremist libertarians again" but, as it turns out, this guy is a left-wing nut-job (rather than a right-wing nut-job) LOL

http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2014/09/16/eric-matthew-fr...

3 votes

On War WH, Boehner & Pelosi unify once again

Here’s the dilemma that many House progressives face. They rightly want Congress to hold a damn vote on whether to authorize President Obama’s military escalation against ISIS.

Yet many of them are likely to vote Yes tomorrow on the narrower question of whether to arm and train the Syrian rebels, as the White House has asked for — even though they are not going to get the broader vote they want.

15 votes

Child Services Tells Mom Kids Can't Play Outside

In a story that may make your blood boil over the intrusive nanny state we live in, Kari Anne Roy, a mother of 3, had let her 6 year old son play in the park at the end of the street by himself. The child was in plain view from their house, in a friendly residential neighborhood. However, that isn’t allowed in today’s America, as a “kind” woman brought the child to her door, condescendingly told the mother that her child was playing alone unsupervised and then called the police on her. “See something, say something!” Thanks, Obama!

2 votes

The Consumer Price Index Came in Negative! Will the Fed Keep ZIRP?

Will the Fed Go Negative?

Putting aside whether you can believe the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the Fed panics at the word deflation. Today's negative reading gives the Fed the ammunition to keep zero interest rate policy in place and perhaps crank up the QE again!

In a 2002 speech Mr. Bernanke, former Fed Chairman said:

“Sustained deflation can be highly destructive to a modern economy and should be strongly resisted.” *

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