5-18-13 Mary Ann Johansen
“This war on drugs is totally out of control. If you want to regulate cigarettes and alcohol and drugs, it should be at the state level. That’s where I stand on it. The federal government has no prerogatives on this.” – Ron Paul (source).
Move over, Kinko's. A new printer in town is closer than it appears - in fact it's 3-dimensional.
Talk show host and Ron Paul ally Jason Lewis gave a very interesting perspective on how the IRS scandal could bring down the Democratic Party as well as the Obama administration. Go to the link and listen to the video to find out how!
Senate President Pro Tem Patricia Blevins wants more details on the violent crimes that would be eligible for no bail under the proposal.
“This is extremely serious stuff,” Blevins said, adding that without specific details in the amendment, a future Legislature could add another crime to the list “in three days.”
Outsider Libertarian, trained by Elaine Burke in Middleham, gave Yorkshire its first winner of the Betfred Dante Stakes for 48 years but it was Irish trainer Jim Bolger who was wearing the biggest smile afterwards.
The 33-1 Dante winner is a 20-1 shot for the Investec Derby on June 1 but Ladbrokes also cut Bolger’s unbeaten Dawn Approach to Evens favourite with potential stamina worries looking the only thing standing between the colt and Epsom glory.
Sheriffs in 13 Northeast Florida counties announced an online system Thursday for residents to report suspicious activity they think may be terrorism-related.
Individuals can make reports online to any one of the counties from Nassau to Alachua that are part of the iWATCH program.
The site provides examples of red flags to watch for, such as people with an unusual interest in building plans or who are purchasing materials useful in bomb making. Important places to watch include hobby stores and dive shops.
Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.
He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods.
Money should be made to “serve” people, not to “rule” them, he said, calling for a more ethical financial system and curbs on financial speculation.
Someone needs to spin the pope up on some Econ, before he suffers from another case of "I have absolutely zero clue what I am talking about"
FBI Investigating Bakersfield Deputies for Deleting Footage of Beating Death from Confiscated PhonesSubmitted by Betty Liberty on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 01:01
It’s beginning to look like Kern County Sheriff deputies not only confiscated phones from witnesses who recorded them beating a man to death last week. It appears they also deleted footage from one of the phones.
But rather than circle the wagons as we normally see in these situations, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has brought the FBI in to investigate.
I went to my borough council with a 2nd Amendment Protection Ordinance based on the Tenth Amendment Center's sample legislation - definitely stirred things up locally. Moving on to my County Commissioners next.
A local professor attempts a failed Supremacy Clause argument - good for a few laughs :) Link is to my local paper's article on the subject.
I'm sure there's a ton of Scott Horton and Antiwar.com fans on here, but I had to post this in case anyone either didn't catch this or doesn't know.
This was a really, really good interview.
Thomas C. Mountain, a reporter based in Eritrea, discusses why the UN is largely responsible for the 250,000 Somalis who starved to death since 2010; and Anthony Lake’s terrible record in Africa from his failure to halt the Rwandan genocide as National Security Advisor in 1994, to Somalia’s mass starvation under his watch as UNICEF chief.
The Liberal Union Behind the IRS
By Jeffrey Lord on 5.16.13 @ 6:11AM
Obama, IG Report refuse to touch powerful Treasury Employees Union headed by ex-IRS agent.
“My question is who is going to jail?”
— House Speaker John Boehner on the IRS Scandal
The President couldn’t even bring himself to breathe a word of the truth.
He could fire some hapless Acting Commissioner, but last night Mr. Obama never came close to discussing that which must never be discussed.
CARACAS, VENEZUELA – Venezuelans are used to shortages. But now they are desperately running short of one thing normally taken for granted. The new president is importing 50-million rolls of toilet paper.
2,400 rolls sounds like a lot of toilet paper. But that big a shipment flew off the shelves in just a few hours at this store in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.
Retired Army Officer Posts Dire Warning On Facebook: DHS Preparing For War Against U.S. Citizens.
*Weaker men more likely to support welfare state and wealth redistribution
*Strength was a proxy for ability to defend or acquire resources
*There is no link between women's physical strength and political views
Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.
Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength.
Here is an uncomfortable, yet necessary reminder that it doesn't take much for liberty to be stolen by the hands of evil. . .