The good doctor is at it again - calling a spade a spade (however I wouldn't go so far as to say he "agrees" with Obama)
Ron Paul Agrees With Obama: The Debate Over Benghazi Is A ‘Sideshow’
by Matt Wilstein
Paul accused Republicans of smelling 'political opportunity over evidence that the Administration heavily edited initial intelligence community talking points about the attack to remove or soften anything that might reflect badly on the president or the State Department.'
There is something about April. From Columbine to Virginia Tech, from Oklahoma City to Boston, mid-to-late April occasions some of the most infamous massacres on U.S. soil. At least, these are the ones we are told to focus on.
Not “buckling up for safety” can get you killed all right. By a cop.
True North: The Compass of the Heart
By William Bento, Ph.D.
One of the most startling facts to assimilate when observing the daily news is the number of violent episodes continuing to dominant the attention of journalists. Is this a symptom of a loss of the dignity and nobility that ideally defines the human being? Or are we so riveted on the dark side of human nature that we fail to acknowledge the indomitable spirit of thousands who orient themselves toward doing the good even amidst difficult circumstances? The reality, I believe, is that both phenomena are happening in our time.
After serving a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006, she found herself unable to return.
She tells Amy Goodman in the Guardian why:
“I had a huge awakening seeing the war as it truly is: people losing their lives for greed of a nation, and the effects on the soldiers who come back with new problems such as nightmares, anxieties, depression, anger, alcohol abuse, missing limbs and scars from burns. Some don’t come back at all.”
Her attorney, James Branum, who defends soldiers who resist deployment, told me:
Here is the press release put out by HSDLA on the Romeikes:
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind. But so far, the companies operating industrial-sized turbines here and elsewhere that are killing eagles and other protected birds have yet to be fined or prosecuted - even though every death is a criminal violation.
The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
Can't this be considered breaking and entering? Do these people have the right to defend themselves?
At Rep. Steny Hoyer's weekly meeting with reporters on Tuesday, the Maryland Democrat was asked if he was concerned about the DOJ seizing phone records from Associated Press journalists working in the House press gallery in the Capitol building.
Hoyer's answer was well-delivered: Articulate, clear, firm and precise.
One problem: He responded to the wrong scandal.
Complaining about a lack of community spirit in Washington DC, the president said Sunday that he wishes to see institutionalized the kind of atmosphere that emerged in Boston following the recent terrorist bombings, so his administration can get things done.
As many people who have been buying gold and silver are well aware the “paper market” (COMEX, LBMA) price of gold is used in determining the price for physical gold and silver. This has lead to many people claiming the price of gold and silver is easily manipulated. It’s been rumored for some time leverage on the LBMA is around 100 to 1 (contracts vs. physical). This in essence, allows someone to “create” gold by simply selling “supplying” the market with gold that does not exist. And this creates the possibility for a HUGE scandal in the gold and silver market.
States should lower the definition of drunken driving to a blood-alcohol reading of no more than .05 percent, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended today, saying the U.S. is too tolerant of impairment behind the wheel.
The safety board at a hearing in Washington said the U.S. is behind other countries, including most of Europe, in having a threshold for drunken driving of .08 in all 50 U.S. states.
The difference between .08 and .05 is one to two mixed drinks, glasses of wine or 12-ounce beers over three hours, depending on gender and body size.
Old news? Sure - this is from 2008. But it's a huge story. And it's the only thing you'll ever hear about it. What's up with that?
Blogs at Wall Street Journal.com
By Keith Johnson
Russell Gold reports:
Bill Gates is plunging his hands into pond scum...
It has been a while since I have read Edward Bernays, but like all things that are worth reading, a second look always takes on new meanings at different times of your life. If you have not heard of Bernays, you might want to look him up. A brief bio on him is that he is the nephew of Sigmund Freud, and used his uncle's ideas to manipulate the masses. He is generally considered the founding father of "Public Relations"
His "contributions" to society include branding the All American Breakfast to push more bacon on the American public, and selling fluoride to the public as a good thing.