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Rand Stands with Bibi

Sen. Rand Paul Stands with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
Mar 3, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul today issued the following statement in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Joint Meeting of Congress:

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Jon Stewart on Bibi’s Congress Visit

Bibi’s Congress Reception


http://youtu.be/pyzbWaw1FBA

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Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Stand with Israel Act of 2015

Mar 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rand Paul yesterday reintroduced the Stand with Israel Act of 2015. This legislation would halt all U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) until the P.A. renounces violence, purges terrorists from its ranks, and recognizes the nation of Israel. The Stand with Israel Act of 2014 was introduced last Congress in response to the P.A.'s attempts to form a unity government with the terrorists of Hamas-a unity government that still remains.

Text for the bill, S.633, can be found below:

"The Stand with Israel Act of 2015 sends a clear message: Unless the Palestinian Authority recognizes the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state, ceases to work with terrorist organizations such as Hamas, and agrees to a lasting peace, this legislation will halt all U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Palestinian Authority," said Sen. Paul.

TEXT:

"To prohibit certain assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

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China has announced new world currency

When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard—and it floored me.

The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: “RMB: New Choice; The World Currency”

Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very significant.

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Florida Parents Called “Book-Burning Nazis” for Questioning School Board Over New Indoctrination Curriculum

I examined seventh-grade “Civics in Practice” and it contained numerous factual inaccuracies.
For example, on Page 100 it states, “The Constitution can be changed in two ways; formally by Amendment, and informally by Government.” This notion of dictatorship is enhanced by eighth-grade textbook “United States History,” which states on Page 185, “The President issues Executive Orders. These commands have the power of law.”

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On Being Useless

A while back, our good friend jrd3820 (I still don't know what those numbers mean) wrote about this wonderful Chuang Tzu parable:
http://www.dailypaul.com/333366/put-the-woman-down

Recently, I have been thinking about another Chuang Tzu tale, the one about the useless tree. One version goes something like this:

A carpenter saw on his travels a gigantic old oak tree standing in a field near an earth-altar. The carpenter said to his apprentice, who was admiring the oak: "This is a useless tree. If you wanted to make a ship, it would soon rot; if you wanted to make tools, they would break. You can't do anything useful with this tree, and that's why it has become so old."

But in an inn, that same evening, when the carpenter went to sleep, the old oak tree appeared to him in his dream and said: "Why do you compare me to your cultivated trees such as white-thorn, pear, orange, and apple trees, and all the others that bear fruit? Even before they can ripen their fruit, people attack and violate them. Their branches are broken, their twigs are torn. Their own gifts bring harm to them, and they cannot live out their natural span. That is what happens everywhere, and that is why I have long since tried to become completely useless. You poor mortal! Imagine if I had been useful in any way, would I have reached this size? Furthermore, you and I are both creatures, and how can one creature set himself so high as to judge another creature? You useless mortal man, what do you know about useless trees?"

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"The world is not divided between East and West..."

Marjane Satrapi is the author of the autobiograhical graphic novels Persepolis and Persepolis 2 which have been made into the animated feature Persepholis:


http://youtu.be/3PXHeKuBzPY

Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power, forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.

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The Day Patriots Stood Up In Tyranny’s Court!

The corruption in out court system has never been exposed to the world like this. — Around the nation, Kangaroo Courts are abusing justice and once people walk through those doors, their rights are regarded as dung and they are silenced in fear of tyrant judges and a system that has nothing to do with justice.

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Ted Talk: Why I Changed My Mind About Medical Cannabis Hugh Hempel

Hugh Hempel is a technology industry veteran turned health care entrepreneur. In this moving talk he discusses how medicinal cannabis has enriched the lives of his ailing 11 year-old daughters. This talk will challenge your views of medical marijuana.


http://youtu.be/3N8QMeIsX2c

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New Documents Blow Lid Off Obama/Clinton Benghazi Scandal

I’ve always believed that the Benghazi cover-up was about two presidential campaigns: Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign.

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