5 votes

How does the Fed profit if it gives 90 per cent or more of its post expenses earnings to the Treasury?

I am trying to understand how the Fed profits from its control of our monetary system. I have a vague idea how it benefits individuals and member banks, even if the Fed turns all or 90 per cent of its profits over to the Treasury to increase revenue. I would guess that the ability of big banks to sell Treasuries back to the FED is one way, correct? Another benefit would come from the ability of member banks to access the Fed's discount window, which allows these banks to accumulate basically interest free money, correct?

4 votes

Police union to state lawmakers: Don't mess with no-knock warrants

Carrie Mills is a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job - primarily in APD's drug unit.

Mills is now a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. She considers herself an expert on search warrants, particularly no knock warrants, which allows officers to enter a structure without knocking first.

Mills says no-knock warrants helped close a lot of cases while she was an officer.

10 votes

The Ron Paul Advocacy

I was just perusing an old blog I started several years ago and found this piece that I'd like to share. I'm not a great writer and tend to Capitalize words that I place Emphasis on, so it was a bit difficult for me to read again.

That said, it very much reflected my thoughts at the time as a new Ron Paul supporter. It made me smile to reread as I was extremely passionate about him becoming President. I honestly thought of him as a modern day Founding Father. I still think of him that way.

I'll see if I can get logged in and get rid of the annoying Caps.

15 votes

Ryan Dawson headed to DC to Lobby Congress to Read the "28 Redacted Pages" of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11

Here is his latest video where he explains why the redacted pages are not about Saudi Arabia, but about Israel. 7 out of 7 congresspeople who have read the report voted against more funding for Israel's Iron Dome this summer. 7 out of 8 of those who voted against Israel have read the report. Ryan is actually on his way to DC right now. Please share this info, especially with Glenn Beck types who are stuck on the Saudi Arabian role in 9/11.

3 votes

Idea 2 - Apply Computer Organization and Procedure Standards to US and State Code

Idea 2

A couple other ideas have popped into my head in the last hour or so, but I thought it important to give the second idea before working on them.

Apply Computer Organization and Procedure Standards to US and State Code

This idea may or may not make sense to you depending upon your understanding of how computer code is organized, developed, tested, launched, audited, and maintained. It is not a hard subject to follow, it actually really makes good sense if you think about it.

12 votes

Idea 1 - A Daily Paul Lessons Learned Exercise

Idea 1

First off I hate to disappoint you right out of the gate, but I only have four ideas to start with, not five. One idea turned out to be a subset of another, and I just came up one, so I really only had three.

Here they are. Each one will get its own post as I get time to write them up.

  1. A Daily Paul Lessons Learned Exercise
  2. Open Source Liberty
  3. Apply Computer Organization and Procedure Standards to US and State Code
  4. Liberty Through Innovation

A Daily Paul Lessons Learned Exercise

8 votes

Ideas for DP'ers as we move to the next stage

I recently finished 'Choose Yourself' by James Altucher and it gave me an idea. It goes like this.

3 votes

Bad Boyfriend

0 votes

Georgia man killed after firing at police, neighbors

TLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said.

Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday night after a relative reported that the 20-year-old gunman, Austin Leake, was suicidal, police spokesman Steven Fore said.

14 votes

Say Something Nice about the President

No, I’m not a shill, just trying to keep my sanity. If you look at previous posts you’ll see that probably every single one is about how much I dislike the current state of this country and where it’s headed. Some days, like many of you, I’ve had to zone out from the news in order to maintain a positive attitude.

24 votes

Man Killed in Drug Raid Was Face Down When Shot in Head, Says Family's Lawyer

"David Hooks, the Georgia man killed in a SWAT raid on his East Dublin home in September, was shot in the head and back while face down on the ground, according to his family's attorney, Mitchell Shook, who cited EMS and hospital records as evidence."

16 votes

Why do Things Keep Getting Worse?

Nothing gets better, liberty continues to fade and congress, for whatever reason, is compliant. I read the article posted on the DP

(thank you, Ed Thinking, for posting). In the last few years we’ve witness one piece of legislation after another getting written, thrown before Congress and passed. The House’s new budget bill comes to mind which allegedly funds Obamacare and immigration in spite of Americans opposition.

I don’t understand what’s going on here.

13 votes

Has Rand Paul read the classified 28 pages from the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11?

If he has not read them, why hasn't he? If he has, why won't he call for their declassification? Rep. Walter Jones has read them, and he said that it implicates foreign governments (notice its plural) in 9/11. He said he was shocked that a certain ally was involved. Gee, I wonder to which nation he was referring. Why would he be shocked if it was Saudi Arabia? I doubt very much he would be shocked by Saudi involvement. Who thinks SA is a true ally?

21 votes

I Feel So Guilty

I feel so guilty.

The last few days I've listened to more Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox News, and even tonight watched Bill O'Reilly. I never do that.

It's not because I like Fox, or any of these clowns. I agree with very little of what they stand for (and what they stand for is very little). It's because of this Gruber thing. They're onto it, ripping into Gruber like junkyard dogs and I revel in the mayhem. I want to see Gruber taken down and humiliated. I want to see the administration and everyone associated with it who supported the Affordable Care Act eat crow. I feel like I did in the year 2000 when I was a neocon and watched Fox News endlessly. I feel sick. Blah.

20 votes

Cal Tech Professor Punished for Alleging that her Israeli assistant passed on NASA Rocket Secrets to Israel

This woman naively reported very suspicious behavior only to be punished for her concern. She actually thought the school officials would support her, but when your superior is a friend of an Israeli scientist, you might have trouble getting anyone to look into your allegations. She caught her research assistant red handed! And still, SHE was the one punished.

As with Israel's role in 9/11, this will probably get pushed under the rug. Even most media sources aren't highlighting the Israeli connections. I wonder why.....

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