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9 votes

Fifteen Vermont Towns Vote to Start a Public Bank that Works for Them, Not Wall Street

'By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.

In a show of direct democracy that also exposed the citizenry's desire for a more localized and responsible banking system, fifteen of nineteen towns passed the resolution during 'Town Meeting Day'— an annual event in which voters choose local officials, approve municipal budgets, and make their voices heard on a number of measures put before local residents for approval.

The specific proposal under consideration, Senate Bill 204, would turn an existing agency, the Vermont Economic Development Authority, into a public bank that would accept deposits and issue loans for in-state projects. Currently, the only state in the U.S. to maintain a public state bank is North Dakota. However, since the financial downturn of 2008, other states have looked into replicating the North Dakota model as a way to buck Wall Street while taking more control of state and local finances.'

http://thecontributor.com/15-towns-vote-start-public-bank-wo...

4 votes

Meet CUPID: The Drone That Will Shoot You With an 80,000 Volt Taser


http://youtu.be/vgt9ElQZ-cc

‘Are drones not scary enough for you yet? How about this? A drone helicopter that spots you and identifies you as an intruder. It tells you to stop and put your hands behind your head. Instead, you keep coming. The drone then shoots you with barbed Taser darts that pump 80,000 volts into you. If you try to get up, it will continue pumping voltage into you until you submit and the authorities arrive.'

25 votes

Cruz: I don't stand with Rand on foreign policy


http://youtu.be/PX_I-iWvU4o

By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 3/9/14 10:53 AM EDT

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he disagrees with his tea party compatriot Rand Paul's foreign policy views.

The two would-be 2016 Republican presidential contenders have divided over how to best handle Russia's invasion of Crimea. Both were scheduled to appear on ABC's "This Week" to discuss foreign policy, but ABC correspondent Jon Karl said Paul backed out "at the last minute."

-8 votes

US Peace Activist Traveling To Gaza Abused, Deported By Egyptian Authorities

US Peace Activist Traveling To Gaza Abused, Deported By Egyptian Authorities

http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-peace-activist-traveling-gaz...

fter showing her passport to officials at the Cairo airport, CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin was forcibly detained by Egyptian authorities. Despite injuries that left her unfit for travel, she was also deported.

10 votes

Paul Family Friend Walter Reddy Running For Connecticut State Senate

Walter Reddy is a grass roots Ron Paul Republican running for State Senate in Connecticut's District 26. He is running against an incumbent and needs as much local and national exposure as possible in order to win the primary and then the general election.

Walter was one of the earliest supporters of Ron Paul's campaign for President. He is also the person who invited Rand Paul to speak at Fanueil Hall in Boston--an event often quoted by Ron and Rand as the pivotal moment that started the modern day tea party movement.

38 votes

Conn Cops: We will NOT Comply

Hopefully this is true. Please post if you know more about this situation. This is the kind of brave action that is needed against these tyrants. Molon Labe!

"Tyler Jackson has emailed me an interesting story, soon to appear online (I'll link to it once it does)-- the gist is that the head of the Connecticut Peace Officers' Assn has released an open letter stating that the police will not "be party to the oppression of the people of the state by enforcing an unconstitutional law." So far 250 LEOs have cosigned the letter."

5 votes

It's a free country

Does anyone hear this said anymore?

http://theangrylibertarian.com/its-a-free-country/

9 votes

Rand Paul/Ted Cruz top Drudge Report Poll

Current totals as of posting:

RAND PAUL 30.75% (61,261 votes)
TED CRUZ 28.63% (57,035 votes)

OTHER 7% (13,765 votes) (this was my vote - Ed)

JEB BUSH 6.27% (12,499 votes)
SARAH PALIN 5.2% (10,356 votes)
CHRIS CHRISTIE 4.78% (9,529 votes)
RICK PERRY 4.42% (8,814 votes)
MIKE HUCKABEE 3.76% (7,501 votes)
PAUL RYAN 3.59% (7,162 votes)
BOBBY JINDAL 2.95% (5,889 votes)
DONALD TRUMP 1.85% (3,687 votes)
RICK SANTORUM 0.92% (1,827 votes)

Vote HERE: http://www.drudgereport.com/

(I sure wish Judge Napolitano would run!)

12 votes

Candidate Andy Ostrowski has ballot petitions seized by Lou Barletta (PA-11) hometown police. Sanity Check & Independent Gazette

Andy Ostrowski, candidate for the 2014 Democratic Party nomination for Pennsylvania’s Eleventh Congressional District, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Hazleton on Friday, March 7, alleging First Amendment freedom of speech violations as well as breaches of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Pennsylvania Constitution. This filing action was taken on behalf of his petitioners and campaign.

8 votes

Pentagon Warns Increase In Terrorism Due To Global Warming

can we give them an A+ for creativity?

21 votes

At CPAC, Rand Paul Stands Ascendant

By JONATHAN COPPAGE
March 8, 2014, 6:30 PM

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference has had something of a deflated feeling floating about it. The crowds are smaller, the panels are fewer, and the entire enterprise has a sneaking feeling of being scrimped on. For Rand Paul, however, CPAC was bigger and better than ever.

2 votes

The “Pacifist” Advocates of Violence Lie Again

The “Pacifist” Advocates of Violence Lie Again

They seem to be all for non-violence until is is time to disarm peaceful people like us activist gun owners. Then the violence and bullying become OK.

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-...

1 vote

Edward Snowden: "I Raised NSA Concerns INTERNALLY Over 10 Times Before Going ROGUE"

Edward Snowden: "I Raised NSA Concerns INTERNALLY Over 10 Times Before Going ROGUE"

Andrea Peterson
March 7, 2014

8 votes

10 Scientific Studies That Prove Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. – Niels Bohr

3-8-14
Arjun Walia
Activist Post

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