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Sen. Graham To Have Televised Debate Against Challengers In June!

US Senator Lindsey Graham has recently agreed to a televised primary debate on Jone 7th, three days before the first primary. The link below is to an article that could re-shine some light on what Graham really is all about. I hope you're all able to get your photo IDs in time if you haven't already!

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/18139-lin...

2 votes

POLL: Hillary Beats Jeb Bush In Florida

POLL: Hillary Beats Jeb Bush In Florida

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 5/1/14 6:34 AM EDT

Jeb Bush has a strong lead in Florida among potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders — but Hillary Clinton’s got them all beat, a new poll Thursday found.

According to the Quinnipiac University poll, 27 percent would back Bush for the White House, earning him a sizable lead over the rest of the GOP field.

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Quasi-Stasi EMS -"We're Agents of the State"

Quasi-Stasi EMS agents called to home conduct "inspection" of her home upon learning she homeschools.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/ems-worker-tells-mom-were-agents...

16 votes

On this Date in 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt Outlawed Private Ownership of Gold

Stroke of the pen, law of the land, kind of cool! Paul Begala - Aide to President Clinton, on presidential executive orders.

April 1933 with a stroke of the pen, FDR issued Executive Order 6102, requiring U.S. citizens to turn in their gold coins (like the $5 and $10 gold coins pictured below), gold bullion and gold certificates to the government. At the time gold coins were circulating in the United States and gold was considered money. The dollar's value was tied to gold rate of $20.67 an ounce. Under Roosevelt's order the government honored the $20.67 an ounce price in exchange for its citizens gold.

7 votes

RIP Constitutional Protections in Penna. Born Philadelphia 9/17/1787- Murdered Harrisburg 4/30/2014

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/pennsylvania-cops-longer-wa...

We have the courts encouraging LEO's to violate their oath to uphold the Constitution yet we are supposed to believe those same individuals will abide by an oath to swear the whole truth. These judges are elitist scum who know they will be able to protect their selves and their families from this abomination.

10 votes

Charles Hugh Smith: Abolish the Engine of Inequality, the Federal Reserve

by Charles Hugh Smith

The Federal Reserve is the primary obstacle to reducing income/wealth inequality. Those who support the Fed are supporting a neofeudal arrangement that widens the income/wealth gap by its very existence.

The issue of income/wealth inequality is finally moving into the mainstream: which is to say, politicos of every ideological stripe now feel obliged to bleat platitudes and express cardboard "concern" for the plight of the non-millionaires with whom they personally have little contact.

I have addressed the complex causes of rising income/wealth inequality for years. Indeed, my book Why Things Are Falling Apart and What We Can Do About It is largely about this very issue.

13 votes

Edward Snowden: NSA Spies More on Americans Than Russians"We watch our own people more closely than anyone else in the world."

Edward Snowden: NSA Spies More on Americans Than Russians"We watch our own people more closely than anyone else in the world."

By Dustin Volz
Follow on Twitter April 30, 2014

Edward Snowden told a crowd of fans Wednesday that the government's surveillance programs collect more data on Americans than any other country.

11 votes

Silver Continues its Torrid Record Sales Pace in April at the U.S. Mint

One Ounce Silver Eagles outsell One Ounce Gold Eagles 176.56 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in April

U.S. Mint sells 4,590,500 one ounce Silver Eagles and 26,000 one ounce Gold Eagles

The Gold/Silver Ratio was 67.32 in April up from 64.42 in March

Strong Sales of Physical Silver Bullion are on Record Pace at the U.S. Mint*

April Gold sales jump from March levels

Total April 2014 Gold Bullion Sales at the U.S. Mint: 56,000 ounces, including 75,000 fractional ounce gold Eagles (totaling 12,500 ounces) and 17,500 24K one ounce Buffalo coins**

18 votes

“We’ve successfully bred most chicken out of the chicken.”

http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/04/30/chicken-thanks-wheres-beef/...

While working on a story about extreme dog breeding, our reporter was told over and over again to check out how farm animals—especially chickens—are bred. In a few short weeks, she discovered yet another example of the human capacity for shaping animals to our own dubious ends.

For the first time in recent memory, Americans are consuming more chicken per person than beef. The typical adult now chomps around 60 pounds a year of the birds and the chart below makes the trend clear. If you’re among those visiting the Colonel or other poultry purveyors, your reasons probably have to do either with chicken’s reputation as a healthier source of protein or its lower cost. Indeed, chicken is lower in fat than beef, making it potentially less of a contributor to cardiovascular disease. And some studies have associated chicken with a lowered risk of colon cancer.
American consumers eat more chicken than all types of beef combined

American consumers eat more chicken than all types of beef combined

But not all chickens are created equal—or are equally healthful—as WhoWhatWhy learned from an investigation of how chickens are raised in the United States. Due to a combination of selective breeding and rearing practices, chickens today grow at an absurdly unnatural pace: three to six times faster than they did 60 years ago. The chickens of today are almost Frankenbirds. One farmer put it bluntly: “We’ve successfully bred most chicken out of the chicken.”

6 votes

Pods for the poor

The high-end sheds at The Shed Shop in Fremont were never designed to house the homeless.

“The most common use is a home office,” said Paul Johnston of The Shed Shop.

But with sturdy doors and windows, two-by-four construction, insulation and built-in electrical wiring they could be very livable.

“These are made just like a little house would be made,” Johnston said.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/29/san-jose-leaders...

12 votes

MIT Conducts World's Largest Bitcoin Experiment

Two students at the USA’s prestigious engineering and technology university MIT have raised $500,000 to conduct an experiment that will see every undergraduate handed $100 of the digital currency Bitcoin later this year.

21 votes

DEA Raids Four Denver Marijuana Sites

A Denver medical marijuana business owner wanted in connection to money-laundering charges surrendered to authorities Wednesday, shortly after masked federal agents raided four locations that are part of the long-running investigation.

The early-morning raids involving several law-enforcement agencies targeted businesses that had been raided first in November.

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/04/30/dea-raids-denver-marij...

13 votes

PA Supreme Court: Pennsylvania cops no longer need a warrant to search citizens’ vehicles

By BRETT HAMBRIGHT | Staff Writer
Lancaster Online | April 30, 2014

Pennsylvania police officers no longer need a warrant to search a citizen’s vehicle, according to a recent state Supreme Court opinion.

The high court’s opinion, released Tuesday, is being called a drastic change in citizens’ rights and police powers.

Previously, citizens could refuse an officer’s request to search a vehicle. In most cases, the officer would then need a warrant — signed by a judge — to conduct the search.

26 votes

Rand Paul to plunge into North Carolina Senate race, campaign for Greg Brannon

By MANU RAJU | 4/30/14 2:55 PM EDT

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making an 11th hour plunge into the North Carolina Senate race, aiming to boost his preferred candidate and block the GOP establishment’s favorite, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, from scoring a clean win in Tuesday’s primary.

The Kentucky Republican and potential presidential candidate said in an interview that he will stump on Monday for Republican Greg Brannon, a libertarian-minded candidate who is trying to ride a tea party wave into a runoff against Tillis, who is backed by the party establishment and is reportedly expected to receive the endorsement of Jeb Bush. Tillis is looking to avoid a runoff in North Carolina and quickly unite the party in the critical Senate race against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.

5 votes

Lois Lerner, IRS Sued for Alleged Illegal Disclosures

Citing “unconstitutional scrutiny” and “illegal release” of its application for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, Texas-based nonprofit organization Freedom Path has sued Lois Lerner, unknown IRS officials, and the IRS.

The 56-page complaint filed April 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas claims that the IRS hatched an “illegal scheme” by which “officials acting under color of federal authority” pulled and delayed applications, “and then made probing and unconstitutional requests for additional information.”

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