Texas

TX
3 votes

A news curation website all about liberty that’s BETTER than Daily Paul?

...Never! What could be better than this place and the members that fuel it?

However, we are very excited about a new website project and would like Daily Paul members to be a part of it. After seeing the website you might be tempted to call it a “Drudge Report” for the liberty movement. Well, that's basically what it is!

25 votes

A news curation website all about liberty that’s BETTER than Daily Paul?

...Never! What could be better than this place and the members that fuel it?

However, we are very excited about a new website project and would like Daily Paul members to be a part of it. After seeing the website you might be tempted to call it a “Drudge Report” for the liberty movement. Well, that's basically what it is!

8 votes

Urgent Message From Ron Paul

Dear Friends:

Looking at the entrance to the little, spartan headquarters of my Institute for Peace and Prosperity here in Clute, Texas, I wonder how long it will be here. Not long, I am afraid, without your help.

43 votes

Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge.

In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt, and will have to give up his law license, perform 500 hours of community service, and spend 10 days in jail. Anderson had already resigned in September from his position on the Texas bench.

21 votes

DP has really opened my mind

In ways I never anticipated. Whoever would have thought the tiniest bit of encouragement could shove the local basket case over the edge and crack open her mind like a pinata full of treats (along with a few cockroaches)?

Someone said write it down and don't stop. Someone else said write it down even it doesn't seem worthwhile. So I did, and then all of a sudden I couldn't stop. and now I find myself roaming restlessly through the dim house, only faintly aware of the oversize robe swishing around me as I walk silently, swiftly, mind a cyclone of memories whirling around and around, flinging off snatches of of the past like strands of cotton candy being made.

3 votes

Riding Lessons

My sister and I are 3 and 4 years old. Mother has taken us horseback riding, and the two of us are sitting on a horse on a hot summer day in Phoenix. Our horse decides to stop and munch on some grass, as my Mother gets further and further away. My sister and I are WAY up high, we can see everything. There's golden grass all around us, rippling in waves like the ocean.

6 votes

Is It OK if I throw up on you guys?

Sometimes memories are so painful, you form a barrier around them so that they're not readily accessible. You know they're there, but you ignore them because its better that way. Less painful, so it makes sense to push it into that dark, dusty corner in your mind. It's dusty for good reason, because you go there only once in a very great while. Crawly, with the ghosts of cockroaches long gone, leaving nothing but dust bunnies behind.

15 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/17/14: Internet Gambling Ban: A Winner for Sheldon Adelson, A Losing Bet for the Rest of Us

Video:
http://youtu.be/8P26ziYMguw

Written by Ron Paul
Sunday November 16, 2014

Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose “crony capitalism” or “cronyism.” Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. Despite public opposition to cronyism, politicians still seek to use the legislative process to help special interests.

For example, Congress may soon vote on legislation outlawing Internet gambling. It is an open secret, at least inside the Beltway, that this legislation is being considered as a favor to billionaire casino owner, Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson, who is perhaps best known for using his enormous wealth to advance a pro-war foreign policy, is now using his political influence to turn his online competitors into criminals.

Supporters of an Internet gambling ban publicly deny they are motivated by a desire to curry favor with a wealthy donor. Instead, they give a number of high-minded reasons for wanting to ban this activity. Some claim that legalizing online gambling will enrich criminals and even terrorists! But criminalizing online casinos will not eliminate the demand for online casinos. Instead, passage of this legislation will likely guarantee that the online gambling market is controlled by criminals. Thus, it is those who support outlawing online gambling who may be aiding criminals and terrorists.

10 votes

Our Iraq

You Americans have left my country of Iraq broken and splintered. I long for the days under Saddam Hussein. However, I feel conflicted by this sentiment that I know my countrymen share. He may have not been a benevolent ruler, but he kept the extremists at bay. Now I have to worry about the prospect of a Sunni caliphate oppressing my people. The ISIS are knocking at our door. I look at the strict cultural changes in Afghanistan since the war between the Soviets and American-financed Mujahideen broke out and wonder if the same fate will befall my family. Your American regime is back tracking on its plan to leave us alone by considering the use of air strikes to aid us in defense against the ISIS. Haven’t you caused enough strife? What consequences will come of your continued involvement in our affairs? We must be the ones to settle this dispute. Iran is already offering their services. They actually have a stake in who takes control of my country; not you. I must make this sincere plea to your people. Lay down your arrogant beliefs of how you think my people can be saved. Every action you take leads to harsher circumstances my people have to endure.

  Sometimes I believe you Americans are our secret ally. You do our work for us! You pretended that we had a presence in Iraq to suit your interests. Now, because of you, we have the ability to succeed in our goal for an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. I must ask that you continue your slights against Muslims. With every wrong you commit, a new group of militants is recruited to our cause. This is what we want. You have practically littered the battlefield with weapons at our disposal. We are more clever than you. Your policies have been turned against you. You have even gone so far as to provide us with support to defeat Bashar al-Assad’s government. I didn’t know it was so easy to deceive you. On behalf of my Sunni brother’s I thank you and wish to continue doing business.

  I will bring to your attention two scenes in which the United States’ first battle of Fallujah in 2004 has wreaked destruction on the human lives inside the city from the perspective of an Iraqi civilian and an embedded American journalist.

11 votes

How I learned who the Ayatollah Khomeini was

It was 1978, Ross Perot was in Tehran trying to put together a social security system for the Shah of Iran, and I was a 17 year old college freshman at a large community college in San Antonio.

At that time there were thousands of foreign officers and enlisted men in the area going to school at Lackland AFB all from the Middle East. There were men from Kuwait, Yemen, Pakistan, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia.

One of those young men was an Iranian officer stationed at Lackland who's brother rented the apartment next to mine. We became friends when they invited us to dinner one day.

On their wall this huge poster of a guy that looked exactly like a great sorcerer, except he was wearing a black turban instead of a pointy wizard's hat. Of course the poster caught my eye and I asked them who it was.

The younger brother Ahmet told me "He's a very holy man. He's been exiled in France, but he's coming back to rule our country" He was of course talking about the Ayatollah Khomeini.

There's a lot more to this story...

29 votes

Sometimes It's hard to be a good person

I've always believed that our actions define us as human beings. That the things we do, are the sum of our character. That we all have a choice in who we choose to be. And I still believe that, but I also know now, because age has worn down my sharp edges, that choices are not equal. Yes you can choose to always be honest and good and decent. Most people would rather do the right thing, I know I would, and I try to always do the right thing but sometimes it's hard to be good and honest.

I grew up on the street as a teenager. I was always hungry, I was always in need of a place to sleep, and it was hard not to steal. I stole food from the grocery stores when I could get away with it. I panhandled on the streets when I could get away with it. I spent countless hours in the public libraries reading in the cool air conditioning. I never went to high school, and I couldn't get a job because they wanted ID which I didn't have since I was only 14. So I stole, and I haunted the bus terminals, the libraries, even the local USO who always fed me even though they knew I wasn't a vet.

I met so many decent people who tried to help me in so many ways, I cannot express even all these years later the gratitude I feel towards the people who gave me such good examples of what a human being is all about. I also met many more who wanted nothing better than to use me or hurt me, or control me.

I wish I could take back all the things I did that hurt other people. I wish I could live my life over again making the right choices this time. I wish I could make up for the pain I caused my poor father who made his own poor choices for which we suffered, but who loved me nonetheless.

13 votes

Texas Rep Jonathan Stickland introduces Constitutional Carry, and bill to stop use of Red Light Cameras... And More!

Liberty Incumbent Jonathan Stickland is doing his part, I hope he is successful in getting these bills passed:

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http://jonathanstickland.com/2014/11/11/my-legislative-agend...

1 vote

PC Police Turn On Their Own: Why Thought Police Are Bad No Matter Who Is The Target

PC Police Turn On Their Own: Why Thought Police Are Bad No Matter Who Is The Target
By Martin Hill
http://LibertyFight.com
November 12, 2014

http://libertyfight.com/2014/why_thought_police_are_bad_rega...

0 votes

Fatal Chagas Rolling Thru the US Via Obama's Illegals

I know most of the 'open borders' crowd probably live in an community where there are only a handful of illegals, so you might not be too concerned about all the 'infectious diseases' entering America. However, what's you answer to Americans being killed by these diseases through the 'open borders' policy in existence?

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