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8 votes

Police Ask Residents To Volunteer To Have Their Homes Searched For Guns!

Police Ask Residents To Volunteer To Have Their Homes Searched For Guns


"He doesn't expect the phone to be ringing of hook" hahahhahahahahaha no shit buddy especially the way it ends when you call the police these days

18 votes

Rand Paul: Presidential campaign would include Jesse Benton

Paul said in the interview a decision on whether to run for president was still months away. However, he said any potential presidential campaign would include Jesse Benton, his 2010 Senate campaign manager, who resigned from Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign earlier this year after an Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from Paul's father's 2012 presidential campaign.

Benton, who served as former Rep. Ron Paul's campaign manager in 2012, has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged. In that case, former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorensen allegedly accepted thousands of dollars to switch his support to Ron Paul before the 2012 Iowa caucuses and lied to federal investigators about the money.

17 votes

"Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are. There’s only one fix."

Redditt Hudson is a former cop who works for the NAACP and chairs the board of the Ethics Project. The views expressed here are his own.

By Redditt Hudson | December 6
The Washington Post

As a kid, I got used to being stopped by the police. I grew up in an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis. It was the kind of place where officers routinely roughed up my friends and family for no good reason.

I hated the way cops treated me.

But I knew police weren’t all bad. One of my father’s closest friends was a cop. He became a mentor to me and encouraged me to join the force. He told me that I could use the police’s power and resources to help my community.

So in 1994, I joined the St. Louis Police Department. I quickly realized how naive I’d been. I was floored by the dysfunctional culture I encountered.

I won’t say all, but many of my peers were deeply racist.

22 votes

McDonald's Implodes, Reports Worst US Sales In Over A Decade

McDonalds Implodes, Reports Worst US Sales In Over A Decade
12/08/2014 09:19 -0500

If one ignores all traditional, staple indicators of a growing economy, such as stable (not plummeting) crude demand, stable (not plummeting) holiday spending and stable (not plummeting) McDonalds comp store sales, then indeed the US economy has "decoupled" from the rest of the world, and those who wish to demonstrate the same intellectual capacity as Tim Geithner, will welcome you to the (latest non-)recovery.

3 votes

When Babbage and Dickens Waged a War on Noise

When Babbage and Dickens Waged a War on Noise
by Maria Popova

How the father of the computer enlisted the greatest Victorian novelist in ridding the streets of sound.

“Sound imposes a narrative on you,” wrote George Prochnik about the cultural evolution of silence, “and it’s always someone else’s narrative.” Indeed, the public-private negotiations of sound date much further back than iPod earbuds and boomboxes.

19 votes

Congressmen Admit to Not Reading the NDAA Before Voting On It (Not a 'Hot Mike' Event) *Update*- Theft Involved

The truth of how bills really are passed, from those who are abdicating their sworn duty. (And directly from the Elephants' and Donkeys' mouths, yet!)

Update: They will be giving Native American lands, in one specific case the Apache tribe, to a foreign mining company. Haven't they stolen enough from the Native Americans? And the Apache tribe is not the only tribe losing here,

18 votes

von NotHaus thank you to Liberty supporters

"Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!

Thank you for your wonderful emails and your continued support. While I am disappointed we didn't "change the money - change the country," I am humbled by your kind words of support and sheer joy that I am not going to prison...

Meanwhile, you may wish to share the main points raised in the Wall Street Journal editorial by Seth Lipsky just the day before I was sentenced: "A Monetary Gadfly in an Age of Fiat Money" and his excellent editorial "Beyond Bernard von NotHaus" in the New York Sun published the day after I was sentenced. Both are very well written and should be of interest to your local news sources...

Please remember that it is only by banding together and adopting a free and independent currency that provides us with "just weights and measures" that we will be able to throw off the yoke of a manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous society."

10 votes

Free for Kindle: 50 Core American Documents: Required Reading for Students, Teachers, and Citizens

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IA6R7CK/

The Ashbrook Center’s 50 Core American Documents is meant to introduce
readers to America’s story as it has unfolded from the American Founding
into the Twentieth Century. Many of the documents emphasize America’s
uniqueness and contributions to the world, but they also present different
views on some of the major issues and disputes in American history and government,
especially on the meaning of liberty, the injustice of slavery, and the
demands of progress. Taken as such, the documents reveal a kind of political
dialogue to readers, an ongoing and profoundly consequential conversation
about how Americans have agreed and often disagreed on the meaning of
freedom and self-government. 50 Core American Documents invites teachers
and citizens alike to join in this American political dialogue.

12 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 12/8/14: House Chooses New Cold War With Russia (VIDEO)

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 12/8/14: House Chooses New Cold War With Russia (VIDEO)

Written by Ron Paul
Sunday, December 7, 2014


Last week the US House voted overwhelmingly in favor of an anti-Russia resolution so full of war propaganda that it rivals the rhetoric from the chilliest era of the Cold War. Ironically, much of the bill condemns Russia for doing exactly what the US government has been doing for years in Syria and Ukraine!

For example, one of the reasons to condemn Russia in the resolution is the claim that Russia is imposing economic sanctions on Ukraine. But how many rounds of sanctions has the US government imposed on Russia for much of the past year? I guess sanctions are only bad when used by countries Washington doesn’t like.

The resolution condemns Russia for selling weapons to the Assad government in Syria. But the US has been providing weapons to the rebels in Syria for several years, with many going to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS that the US is currently bombing!

9 votes

10,000 Years; How our basic ability to communicate will fail in the distant future

In the future language won't be what it is now. In fact, it's not even what it was five minutes ago. As meanings shift, words, ideas, and eventually the cultures that spawned them will disappear completely or assume wholly unrecognizable shapes. This story is about the need to communicate a real danger to a generation far into the future. The whole idea is kind of like this (in fact one of the Golden record guys was a panelist hired by the DOE to focus on this problem).

From the 99% Invisible podcast:

In 1990, the federal government invited a group of geologists, linguists, astrophysicists, architects, artists, and writers to the New Mexico desert, to visit the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. They were there on a mission.

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the nation's only permanent underground repository for nuclear waste. Eventually, WIPP will be sealed up and left alone. Years will pass and those years will become decades. Those decades will become centuries and those centuries will roll into millennia. People above ground will come and go. Cultures will rise and fall. And all the while, below the surface, that cave full of waste will get smaller and smaller, until the salt caverns swallow up all those oil drums and entombs them. Then, all the old radioactive gloves and tools and little bits from bombs –all still radioactive– will be solidified in the earth's crust for more than 200,000 years. Basically forever.

0 votes

IMF to Visit Kiev for Talks on Ukraine Bailout; Former US State dept advisor now Ukraine Finance Minister

Another State Capture by The western central banking cartel

"An International Monetary Fund mission led by Nikolay Gueorguiev will be working in Kiev during Dec. 9-18. … The mission will begin policy discussions with the Ukrainian authorities in the context of the Fund-supported economic reform program," Vacher said in a statement.

Parliament elected a new government on Tuesday that includes three non-Ukrainian technocrats — seen as a bid by Kiev to prove its commitment to reforming an economy strangled by red tape and corruption.

5 votes

Children and Youth/Child Protective Services have established a child-theft racket in Pennsylvania

Lou devotes nearly the entire show to caller Michelle Schaefer, of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Family and Parents Rights. Schaefer has much to say regarding Children and Youth/Child Protective Services overreach and outright criminality, not the least of which being various and sundry means of silencing parents being brutalized by the system. A somber listen.


15 votes

Walter Block on Rand Paul's push to require a declaration of war

Rand Paul, Declaration Of War

by Walter Block
NOVEMBER 27, 2014

Rand Paul is in the process of drafting a bill calling for a declaration of war on the part of the U.S. against ISIS. In my view, this is a magnificent development, and Senator Paul is to be highly congratulated for this brilliant initiative of his. Surprisingly, numerous libertarians have criticized him, variously, for selling out, not being enough of his father’s son, throwing libertarianism under the bus, being unprincipled, etc. Stuff and nonesense say I.

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12 votes

Rand Paul is Right About Police Brutality: Our Laws are a Huge Part of the Problem

The police don't get their authority from nowhere

Protests for police reform are sweeping the United States following the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and an untold number of other unarmed or innocent people of color. Amid the anger and sadness one thing is clear: policing in America is a huge and complex problem. It's also a historical problem. As Tai-Nehisi Coates observed in The Atlantic, the insane incarceration rate of blacks in this country is part of a long tradition; "America's entire history is marked by the state imposing unfreedom on a large swath of the African American population."

That tradition is as deep and as old as our revered constitution. The condition of possibility of America's existence was a racist compromise baked into our founding document. We're a country founded by people who declared forcefully that "all men are created equal" as a self-evident fact, and then twelve years later declared that black slaves were only worth three-fifths of free white men because it was the only way to convince the people who owned them to join the union. The chokehold on people of color in America is written in ink. And it has always been about property.

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