If you had any doubts about how seriously some Republicans are taking the notion of a Rand Paul presidency, look at how far they’re going to shut down his views on foreign policy.
Written by Paul Craig Roberts on Sunday July 20, 2014
Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have.
One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it.
Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet.
The Ukrainians do have Buk anti-aircraft missile systems, and a Buk battery was operational in the region and deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner.
A Warning!: New York City Hit By Nuclear Bomb, War W / Iran - Invasion At Border - No Midterms - Martial LawSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 02:20
Warning!: New York City Hit By Nuclear Bomb, War W / Iran - Invasion At Border - No Midterms - Martial Law
I was very reluctant to post this because it is too horrible to imagine. Please let me tell you it makes me sick to report this. This is what Roy Masters believes will happen to America in the very near future..
By Kyle SmithJuly 19, 2014 | 12:28pm
There’s probably never been a time when humanity wasn’t collectively in a torment and uproar about what its young folk were up to. (Gur to Urp, 10,000 B.C.: “Can you believe how short the girls are wearing their bearskins these days?”)
BY TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | JULY 19, 2014 | 12:28 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has jumped into a Republican congressional primary in Michigan, trying to defeat incumbent Rep. Justin Amash. Amash's crime: being stubbornly consistent in opposing big government.
The Chamber's endorsement of Amash's opponent helps clarify some things that have long been true, but which have been muddled in the public eye and used against conservatives.
The first myth put to rest: Libertarianism and free enterprise are defenses of Big Business.
Summary: Search giants are forced by the government to censor and manipulate search results.
by By Mike Elgan, ComputerWorld
Many parts of the Internet are hard to index, or are blocked from being indexed by their owners.
Washington Free Beacon:
Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) office deleted a “student reading list” that promoted anti-Israel books from his official Senate website this week, shortly after the Weekly Standard published an article last Friday highlighting the controversial recommendations.
Paul’s Senate website has advertised the list of 17 books as “suggested titles for a student, or anyone else interested in learning more about freedom and the role of government in a free society” under a “students” section since 2011.
While most of the recommended titles focus on economic policy, the list also included books that claim the “Israel Lobby” controls U.S. foreign policy, call for the United States to cut ties with the Jewish state, and argue that support for Israel is anti-Christian and anti-American.
Summary: Justify war by paying lip service to peace.
by Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst at Al Jazeera.
18 July 2014 · by Jon L. Persson
The so-called marketplace of ideas might be the only market that has been left relatively untouched by governments around the world. This rings especially true in the West. People can freely exchange thoughts and ideas with each other without the State interfering. Granted, of course, some ideas are directly and indirectly subsidized by the government, but on the whole, people are free to “buy” and “sell” ideas as they please. In this sense, ideas are much like any other type of product. And much like any other type of product, ideas, no matter how good, need to be marketed. They need to be packaged neatly, in a way that appeals to as many as possible.
This, somewhat ironically, seems to be completely lost on most libertarians. I say “ironically,” because one would expect free-marketeers to understand how markets work in practice. By expressing sentiments such as the desire to “just be left alone, man,” and that accepting welfare makes you subhuman, libertarians have created an image of being selfish, greedy, and hating the poor. However valid your arguments may be, if everyone thinks you are an asshole, no one will listen. If libertarianism is to enter the mainstream anytime soon, it is imperative that its image is not stained by tactless don’t-tread-on-me rhetoric.
Remember during the election when online polls about the debate performances seemed rigged against Ron Paul?
Thanks to Snowden and Greenwald, we now know they probably were, but perhaps not by the corporate media mouthpieces that hosted them.
US Senate *Unanimously* Passes Resolution Supporting Israeli Assault on Gaza.
Following a similar resolution passed last week by the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday night to support Israel’s ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip.
No dissenting vote was cast, and no mention was made of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians, most of whom are women and children, that have been killed by Israel in the past ten days.
Friday, 18 Jul 2014 02:44 PM
By Courtney Coren
Many are pointing fingers at Russian President Vladimir Putin for giving weapons to the pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels that are being linked to the shootdown of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, but former Rep. Ron Paul says that Putin shouldn't be blamed.
"Putin is a little bit smarter than that," Paul told John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. "I don't think he would ever come close to participating in an act like this."