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  1. (3) This is Why You Feel Poorer: David Stockman's 2000-2014 Chart (7/10/2014) 07/28/14
  2. (2) Bush Sr. and Reagan Debate Illegal Immigration in 1980: Bush pushes for amnesty, while Reagan talks of open borders with Mexico 07/28/14
  3. (2) ‘Ghost’ attacks news photojournalist in ‘haunted’ Pennsylvania home 07/29/14
  4. (1) VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Appears on Fox News Special 'Policing America' with John Stossel 7/27/14 07/28/14
  5. (1) What? Newsweek: The government owns your DNA. What are they doing with it? 07/28/14
  6. (1) My Favorite Baseball Player Name 07/25/14
  7. (1) Mark of the Beast, According to Garp 07/28/14
  8. (1) Video Update: John Stossel TV Special - The Police State 07/27/14
  9. (1) Police Chief Recognizes Carrying of Handguns Reciprocity in D.C. 07/29/14
  10. (1) NYPD cop put seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for grilling outside her apartment 07/28/14
  11. (1) VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Appears on Fox's 'Hannity' W / Eric Bolling (Parts 1 & 2 ) 7/25/14 07/28/14
  12. (1) And there goes the tomb of the Prophet Jonah. 07/25/14
  13. (1) Syrian Civil-War; Jihadist Rebels Publicly Display Severed Heads on Fence Poles (WARNING!: very graphic) 07/28/14
  14. (1) Myths About Corn 07/26/14
  15. (1) Roland Martin: Stuck on stupid partisans who attack Rand Paul need to stop tripping 07/28/14

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Back for one day only! DP Registration - this week!

I so much appreciate you being here, Daily Paul!

Registration has been off for a while. I closed the ark door back in January of this year. Shortly thereafter, I saw "Noah." There's a scene in that where the rains have started and his ark was buttoned up and he's floating away with his family, but outside you could still hear the wailing and screaming and terror-filled crying of the doomed outside, begging to be let on board.

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Fox News poll Rand beating Hillary by 5% among Independents who make up the largest block of voters

Rand topped all Other GOP candidates when it comes up to a matchup between Hillary Clinton in the all important Independent demographic. Independents now make up the majority of voters in the U.S.

Rand beat out Hillary by 5%

Overall Hillary has the edge, but if the demographic for independents holds and they become more involved for 2016, Hillary cannot win without them.

18 votes

NYPD cop put seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for grilling outside her apartment

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment.

The lieutenant involved in the incident allegedly responded to a domestic call from a different resident at 594 Bradford St on Thursday and was in the neighborhood to follow up on Saturday when he witnessed the illegal grilling.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2708955/NYPD-officer...

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Jury Frees Man Charged With Shooting at Cops Who Raided Wrong House

Cops raid the wrong house, shots are fired...You know where this is going, right? It's another innocent person plugged by police officers who can't read street addresses, or another sleepy homeowner charged with murder for shooting an intruder who happened to be a government employee with a bad sense of direction.

But this story has a happy-ish ending. Nobody was injured. And the man who fired at the late-night wrong-way raiders was ultimately cleared by jurors who thought the police behaved poorly.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/28/jury-frees-man-charged-wit...

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Rutherford Institute: The Absurd, Bureaucratic Hell That Is the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead | The Rutherford Institute
July 28, 2014

“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”—C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Whether it’s the working mother arrested for letting her 9-year-old play unsupervised at a playground, the teenager forced to have his genitals photographed by police, the underage burglar sentenced to 23 years for shooting a retired police dog, or the 43-year-old man who died of a heart attack after being put in a chokehold by NYPD officers allegedly over the sale of untaxed cigarettes, the theater of the absurd that passes for life in the American police state grows more tragic and incomprehensible by the day.

Debra Harrell, a 46-year-old South Carolina working mother, was arrested, charged with abandonment and had her child placed in state custody after allowing the 9-year-old to spend unsupervised time at a neighborhood playground while the mom worked a shift at McDonald’s. Mind you, the child asked to play outside, was given a cell phone in case she needed to reach someone, and the park—a stone’s throw from the mom’s place of work—was overrun with kids enjoying its swings, splash pad, and shade.

A Connecticut mother was charged with leaving her 11-year-old daughter in the car unsupervised while she ran inside a store—despite the fact that the child asked to stay in the car and was not overheated or in distress. A few states away, a New Jersey man was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of his children after leaving them in a car parked in a police station parking lot, windows rolled down, while he ran inside to pay a ticket.

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You've Got Mail: Judge Grants Feds Unrestricted Access to Gmail Account (7/28/2014)

Via Infowars.com, 7/28/2014 :

"Privacy advocates were dealt a major blow on July 18, when a federal judge in New York ruled that law enforcement has the legal authority to search the entire email account of an unnamed individual who police believe was involved in a money laundering scheme.

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Report: U.S.-Provided Weapons To Afghans Have Gone Missing

Once again, the same people wanting to take away your 2nd Amendment Rights, continue to supply weapons to "terrorists" around the world... with your tax dollars.


http://youtu.be/W75Gd5T0Y-U

From http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan-us-weapons/25473082...

"Weapons bought and paid for by the United States for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have gone missing, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released on July 28.

The Department of Defense has provided the ANSF with 747,000 weapons since 2004 for approximately $626 million, and cannot account for all of their whereabouts due to poor recordkeeping.

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Interview: Justin Amash has a lot of things to say about NSA reform & John Boehner

In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks to Rep. Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan. Weigel joined Amash while at a parade in a small town in the congressman’s home state. They talk about Amash’s upcoming primary against businessman Brian Ellis, his push for national surveillance reform, and what he thinks about being called al-Qaida's “best friend” by his opponent.

Interview:

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What? Newsweek: The government owns your DNA. What are they doing with it?

The bad news is that we may not be aware that many states have created biobanks funded by genetic material left over from our screening tests, and, even more surprising, our specimens may be used for purposes we do not fully understand or for which we have not granted informed consent.

Blood Spots

10 votes

Let the States Decide on Marihuana

By David Firestone | July 26, 2014

In 1970, at the height of his white-hot war on crime, President Richard Nixon demanded that Congress pass the Controlled Substances Act to crack down on drug abuse. During the debate, Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut held up a package wrapped in light-green paper that he said contained $3,000 worth of marijuana. This substance, he said, caused such “dreadful hallucinations” in an Army sergeant in Vietnam that he called down a mortar strike on his own troops. A few minutes later, the Senate unanimously passed the bill.

That law, so antique that it uses the spelling “marihuana,is still on the books, and is the principal reason that possessing the substance in Senator Dodd’s package is considered illegal by the United States government. Changing it wouldn’t even require an act of Congress — the attorney general or the secretary of Health and Human Services could each do so — although the law should be changed to make sure that future administrations could not reimpose the ban.

Repealing it would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-fourths of them have already begun to do so, liberalizing their laws in defiance of the federal ban. Two have legalized recreational use outright, and if the federal government also recognized the growing public sentiment to legalize and regulate marijuana, that would almost certainly prompt more states to follow along.

31 votes

Rand Paul Talks to Blacks and Democrats Flip Out

By : lauren victoria burke
Posted On 27 Jul 2014

Blacks Shouldn’t Be Fooled by Rand Paul, an editorial from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the day Republican Sen. Rand Paul spoke to the National Urban League in Cincinnati. And the room wasn’t even full.

On July 8, the Democratic National Committee’s chief flak Mo Elleithee led a conference call with black reporters after Sen. Paul reportedly said, “I don’t think there’s anybody in Congress doing more for minority rights than I am right now.”

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DailyBeast is at it again with Rand!

Obviously trolling for clicks. The last hit piece had thousands of supporters in support of Ron and Rand.

Rand Paul’s Daddy Issues
by Olivia Nuzzi | The Daily Beast

The man that led the Kentucky senator to Washington could prevent him from entering the White House.

Just a few months into his campaign for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in 2009, Kentucky’s Rand Paul was interviewed by Alex Jones, a noted conspiracy theorist who spreads his message on his syndicated radio show and on his website, Infowars.com. Jones is a moon landing denier who believes the government acted as a guiding hand for the September 11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing, buys into the New World Order—the theory that a group of so-called elites are conspiring to form a singular, totalitarian global government—has accused American pop stars of being purveyors of Illuminati mind control—and that’s not even the half of it.

Paul, his eyes wide, offered, “I think it’s a little scary in our country that we’re doing what's called ‘political profiling.’ People are worried about profiling people for the color of their skin. Now we’re profiling people for the color of their thought.” For any candidate laboring to gain admittance to America’s most exclusive club, the interview would have seemed an unlikely pit stop—but Rand Paul was not just any candidate.

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