Rick Perry attacks his isolationism. Peter King blasts his ‘blame America’ stance. John McCain might pick Hillary over him. How the Kentucky senator became his party’s favorite target.
by David Freedlander | The Daily Beast
July 14, 2014
Even if Rand Paul does not end up winning the GOP nomination for president, he is still providing a useful service to the Republican Party.
That’s because Paul, with his heterodox views on the uses of American power and the wisdom of foreign interventionism, has emerged has the first foil for would-be 2016 contenders, most of whom lack substantial foreign policy experience and so are anxious to flex their muscles on the matter.
Taking his opportunity Friday, Rick Perry took to the op-ed pages of The Washington Post to lambaste the Kentucky senator’s supposed isolation, accusing him of suggesting “that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq” and of being “curiously blind” to the threat an Islamist takeover of Iraq would pose.
CNN Money Portugal bank crisis: 4 reasons to keep calm
1. It's a local problem;
2. Regulators are on the case;
3. Europe is getting its act together;
4. Portugal is in better shape
It's local! We've heard the "containment" story before.
Regulators are on the case!
(Reuters) - A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.
Timothy Draper, a founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in Twitter, Skype and Tesla, among other companies, has been agitating for months for a ballot initiative to chop the most populous U.S. state into smaller entities.
(Reuters) - Shanghai looks set to become the headquarters of a development bank being launched by the BRICS emerging market nations, despite fears by some members of the group that China could hijack the bank to serve its interests.
Latest Snowden Leak - Internet trolling and manipulation by government is no longer conspiracy theorySubmitted by Atticusdeep on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:56
Disturbing but not surprising...
The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has developed sophisticated tools to manipulate online polls, spam targets with SMS messages, track people by impersonating spammers and monitor social media postings, according to newly-published documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The documents – which were published on First Look Media with accompanying analysis from Glenn Greenwald – disclose a range of GCHQ "effects" programs aimed at tracking targets, spreading information, and manipulating online debates and statistics.
The disclosure comes the day before the UK parliament is due to begin up to three days' debate on emergency legislation governing British surveillance capabilities. With cross-party support the bill is expected to be voted through this week.
Politico: The Rand Paul pile on – "many in GOP fear Paul is winning the foreign policy argument with the American people"Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:33
By DAVID NATHER and JEREMY HERB | 7/14/14 8:20 PM EDT
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.
Everything You Should Know About Roy Masters
A series part of “Healers, Gurus, and Spiritual Guides”
This is a profile of Roy Masters at the beginning of his career, written in 1969 by former CBS News Correspondent William Wolff.
“If you are for what is truly right,” Roy Masters was telling me, “then everything else that is wrong—but seems like it is right—is shown up in contrast to it.”
i thought Ron Paulers might be interested in this:
The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies
(starts after the list of links)
1. COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum
2. Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation
3. Eight Traits of the Disinformationalist
4. How to Spot a Spy (Cointelpro Agent)
5. Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression
Iowa Governor: 'I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State'
July 14, 2014 1:23 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (CBSDC/AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
"Miss, what are you afraid of?"
"Not a f**king thing!"
DANIEL STRAUSS – JULY 14, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney were pretty clear about one thing on Monday: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is "out to lunch" on foreign policy.
At an event hosted by Politico on Monday featuring the former vice president, Liz Cheney, and the former vice president's wife, the elder Cheney and his daughter both expressed skepticism about Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on foreign policy.
Is Russell Brand the ‘Purple Pied Piper’?
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key EXPOSED
Rand Paul getting attacked HARD on his facebook page by Rick Perry supporters – Are these people serious?Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:33
I cannot believe the ridiculousness of these comments. If you have a facebook account and a few minutes to burn see what you can do to improve the situation and upvote some of the pro Paul comments. Pretty much all the top ones so far are pro-Perry.
Sample of some of the top comments: