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36 votes

Do you think third party candidates should be included in debates?

DP,

I know quite a few in the community refuse to have Facebook accounts, but I came across this poll/question posted by Lex 18 (Lexington, Ky News Station) this morning in my news feed:

https://www.facebook.com/lex18/posts/10152806294388447?comme...

Simple question regarding the Kentucky Senate Race- Do you think third party candidates should be included in debates? The comment section is essentially 100% for inclusion of David Patterson, our Libertarian Candidate for Senate here in Ky.

I just figured I'd share this with you all. I know it's difficult to remain optimistic at times, but this definitely put a smile on my face.

This is also my first post, so take it easy on me!

15 votes

Ebola: 1,700 people vs 65% of the world's population

65% of the world's population will die of a chronic disease. 1700 people have died from Ebola

Cartoon from Sac Bee

PS worth watching

10 votes

John Whitehead:Resistance is not futile. (A How-to Article)

“Let your motto be resistance! resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance.”—Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet

Whitehead discusses some cases that proved the police sometimes are not there to serve or protect anyone, just to defend their own power. They have become militarized, and the 'enemy -combatant' status of the citizen has become de-facto, though not de-jure.

Knowing your basic rights is essential in resisting unjust police action, but not sufficient: for what is....

7 votes

Water Hogs & Hypocrites

A Riverside City Council member pumped more than 1 million gallons of water per year on his lawn using enough water to supply 8 households - more than any other top water official in the state.

Another Board of Public Utilities member used enough water to supply 6 households - and then won a $10,000 Waterwise Landscape Makeover contest.

10 votes

US military begins constructing clinics surrounded by razor wire to house dying Ebola victims

What construction plan do you think they took "off the self"? They are called O-Plans for short (Operational Plans) and can be taken off the self at a moments notice for any contingency.

The military doesn't just show up, look around for a while and then start brain storming about what kind of camp would work best. They already have O-Plans to execute and real world experience helps refine the plans constantly.

20 votes

Michael Scheuer on The Tom Woods Show

The Bipartisan Foreign Policy Is a Failure - October 09, 2014

Michael Scheuer, former director of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit, explains why U.S. foreign policy plays into the hands of ISIS. Check our Scheuer's books, among them Imperial Hubris and Osama bin Laden.

http://www.schiffradio.com/pg/jsp/verticals/archive.jsp?disp...

3 votes

Pat Buchanan: Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.”

With this citation from Madison, Cong. Walter Jones is calling for a debate and decision on whether America should go to war in Syria and Iraq, when Congress reconvenes after Nov. 4.

Last week’s events make Jones’ request a national imperative.

For former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says we are heading into a “30-year war” against the Islamic State and the emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere.

2 votes

Understanding Medical Tyranny

*Within the last decade medical professional practice has become a major threat to health. Depression, infection, disability, dysfunction, and other specific iatrogenic diseases now cause more suffering than all accidents from traffic or industry. Beyond this, medical practice sponsors sickness by the reinforcement of a morbid society which not only industrially preserves its defectives but breeds the therapist’s client in a cybernetic way. Finally, the so-called health-professions have an indirect sickening power—a structurally health-denying effect.

6 votes

I can't wait for this Ebola scare to be over

I am sure its nothing, but for those of us in Kenosha, WI...

"KENOSHA (WITI) — The Kenosha County Jail is taking precautions — monitoring a detainee for signs of the Ebola virus. Local officials are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — along with other federal officials.

4 votes

USA Ranks 36th for Property Rights; Ranks Below Jordan for Economic Freedom

USA Ranked 36th for Property Rights; Ranks Below Jordan for Economic Freedom

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-08/land-free-ranks-36t...

According to the newest Frasier Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Index (released yesterday), the US ranked as one of the world’s freest economies from 1980 through 2000. Since then the decline has hastened.

The US dramatically slipped to 9th in 2005 and its decline has continued ever since, to the point where the United States is now rated less economically free than Jordan.

11 votes

China is now the world largest economy!

China has just surpassed the US as the worlds largest economy according to the IMF.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-just-overtook-us-worlds-...

Times they are a changing!

26 votes

Oregon rolls out legal-pot plan far different from Washington’s

Oregon voters will decide this fall whether to allow recreational marijuana use. The initiative calls for lower taxes and the ability to possess more pot than is allowed under Washington’s new law.

By Hal Bernton | Seattle Times staff reporter

PORTLAND — Matt Price sells 100 different kinds of edibles, tinctures, buds and other marijuana offerings to the patients who frequent Cannabliss, the medical dispensary he opened up in a historic brick building that once served as a fire station.

Unlike in Washington, Price’s medical-marijuana business is licensed by the state, and all the pot he sells is subject to mandatory testing and labeling.

The 28-year-old entrepreneur says he’s now ready for his next step — an expansion into recreational marijuana if Oregon voters pass a measure this fall that would legalize pot sales to anyone 21 years of age or older.

“We’ve had inspections,” Price said, referring to medical-marijuana dispensaries. “We’re already abiding by the laws. So being first up for recreational makes logical sense.”

The expansion of Oregon medical-marijuana marketers into recreational sales would mark a very different industry evolution than in Washington, where there is a sharp separation between heavily regulated pot shops open to all adults and a much bigger medical-marijuana trade with scant government oversight.

7 votes

Alison Lundergan Grimes Leads Mitch McConnell in Latest Kentucky Poll

by James R. Carroll | October 8, 2014

New poll shows Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell trailing Alison Grimes

After two polls in his favor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has slipped behind Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in his re-election bid, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, now leads the five-term senator 46 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, the survey found. Libertarian candidate David Patterson had 3 percent support in the poll, while 7 percent of likely voters said they were undecided.

While Grimes' advantage is within the poll's margin of error, it represents a 6-point swing to the Democrat since the survey was last conducted in late August.

10 votes

The Raw Truth About Milk: How Mankind is Destroying Nature Nearly Perfect Food and Why Raw Milk Can Save Your Life

If you knew what we know about milk...BLEEECHT! All that pasteurization, homogenization and processing is not only cooking all the nutrients right out of your favorite drink. It's also adding toxic levels of vitamin D. This fascinating book tells the whole story about milk.

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