23 votes

Why isn't Liberty as popular as the NFL?

Listen, like I said - I'm back Seattle and the Superbowl is a big deal. All these people dressed up in Seahawks blue and green. It is an exciting combination to look at. The 12 flags are everywhere, including one stuck to the side of the Columbia Tower, the tallest building in Seattle, and the huge one flying from the top of the Space Needle.

People are flying them from their cars, they go driving down the street, their 12 flags flapping in the wind.

38 votes

"I'm just here so I won't get fined."

The NFL threatened to fine Marshawn Lynch $500,000 if he didn't show up to the Superbowl media day so he did, but he really doesn't like talking to the media. So he answered every question the same way.

"I'm just here so I won't get fined."


http://youtu.be/G1kvwXsZtU8

This is basically the same reason millions of Americans have health insurance. So they don't get fined. But insurance hardly pays for anything. Hundreds in premiums, and still a $50 copay to see the doctor. And those mofos will still bankrupt you on a serious illness, even if you have "insurance."

13 votes

Happy Birthday James Corbett! The Corbett Report Turns 300

As The Corbett Report podcast turns 300, James takes a moment to reflect on the past, present and future of the podcast and the website. What value does this podcast bring and why does James do what he does? Join us today as we ponder these questions and set a path for the future of the alt media.


http://youtu.be/ZECDaTJOTtk

Published on Jan 24, 2015
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=13383

24 votes

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that makes their artist even more eye-catching and playful – they tailor their art to its surroundings so that their (usually) 2D paintings seem to interact with their 3D surroundings.

http://www.upliftmag.com/28-pieces-of-street-art-that-clever...

Some of my favorites:

creative-interactive-street-art-31

7 votes

McCain: Get Ready for U.S. Troops on the Ground in Iraq and Syria

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) did not mince words during their joint- appearance on “60 Minutes” Sunday night in berating President Obama’s strategy for defeating ISIS and other terrorist threats in the Middle East.

In a bruising assessment of Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday, Boehner complained to CBS’s Scott Pelley, “The president didn’t spend but a few seconds talking about the terrorist threat that we as Americans face. This problem is growing all over the world, and the president is trying to act like it’s not there.

It’s going to be a threat to our homeland if we don’t address it in a bigger way,” he added, pointing to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mccain-ready-u-troops-ground-1...

26 votes

Chris Hedges: 'American Sniper' Caters to a Deep Sickness Rippling Through Society

$200 million in box office receipts is a measure of how messed up this country is.
By Chris Hedges / Truthdig | January 26, 2015

Snip:

The culture of war banishes the capacity for pity. It glorifies self-sacrifice and death. It sees pain, ritual humiliation and violence as part of an initiation into manhood. Brutal hazing, as Kyle noted in his book, was an integral part of becoming a Navy SEAL. New SEALs would be held down and choked by senior members of the platoon until they passed out. The culture of war idealizes only the warrior. It belittles those who do not exhibit the warrior’s “manly” virtues. It places a premium on obedience and loyalty. It punishes those who engage in independent thought and demands total conformity. It elevates cruelty and killing to a virtue. This culture, once it infects wider society, destroys all that makes the heights of human civilization and democracy possible. The capacity for empathy, the cultivation of wisdom and understanding, the tolerance and respect for difference and even love are ruthlessly crushed. The innate barbarity that war and violence breed is justified by a saccharine sentimentality about the nation, the flag and a perverted Christianity that blesses its armed crusaders. This sentimentality, as Baldwin wrote, masks a terrifying numbness. It fosters an unchecked narcissism. Facts and historical truths, when they do not fit into the mythic vision of the nation and the tribe, are discarded. Dissent becomes treason. All opponents are godless and subhuman. “American Sniper” caters to a deep sickness rippling through our society. It holds up the dangerous belief that we can recover our equilibrium and our lost glory by embracing an American fascism.

Full story:
http://www.alternet.org/culture/chris-hedges-american-sniper...

19 votes

Exclusive Interview: Gray State Co-Creator Speaks About David Crowley’s Sudden Death and “Gray State Going Dark For Now”


http://youtu.be/ek-3fPAwqLc

We ask that if anyone has any questions about what happened to David and his family, rather than speculating, that you point them to this interview.

More can be found at http://benswann.com/interview-gray-state-co-creator/

22 votes

Take An Amazing Trip Back In History On One Page 35 Astonishing Images

I just love this kinda stuff! Hope you enjoy them as well.

"Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but many have completely forgotten what it's like to be cool, classy & sexy. From Paul Newman and Sofia Loren to the original texters and social daters, let's take a lesson from these masters of old school cool."

Below is the first of 35 remarkable photos:

http://kingworldnews.com/black-swans-global-collapse-and-bet...

12 votes

Report predicts 18 states will legalize pot by 2020

by Katy Steinmetz, TIME Magazine

A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states that currently have or are in the process of creating legal markets for pot.

8 votes

Gay Alabama lawmaker: I’ll ‘out’ adulterous officials fighting same-sex marriage

by Arturo Garcia | RawStory

Alabama’s first openly gay legislator has threatened to expose state officials’ illicit affairs after some of them fought back against the legalization of marriage equality in her state, AL.com reported.

“Don’t start throwing bricks at my window when yours is already cracked as well,” state Rep. Patricia Todd (D) said on Monday.

34 votes

Editor of major newspaper says he planted stories for CIA

By Ralph Lopez | Digital Journal

Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a "propagandist," an editor of a major German daily has said that he personally planted stories for the CIA.

Saying he believes a medical condition gives him only a few years to live, and that he is filled with remorse, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, the editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany's largest newspapers, said in an interview that he accepted news stories written and given to him by the CIA and published them under his own name.

Dr. Ulfkotte says the corruption of journalists and major news outlets by the CIA is routine, accepted, and widespread in the western media, and that journalists who do not comply either cannot get jobs at any news organization, or find their careers cut short.

9 votes

Ben Swann and Marc Clair Discuss the Root of Police Militarization on the Lions of Liberty Podcast

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I welcome in award winning independent journalist, the host and producer of the Truth in Media Project, Ben Swann! Ben fills us in on what’s been happening in the past year with BenSwann.com and the Truth in Media Project, why he decided to focus on the issue of police militarization, and how events in Ferguson, MO caused him to rework the project. Ben and I then go on to discuss exactly what “police militarization” is, the detrimental effects the trend is having on individual liberty, and just what is at the root of it all. Be sure to stay tuned for mywrap-up rant, as I get just a little fired up in the Lions of Liberty Studios.

13 votes

SURPRISE! Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight, panics conservatives

SURPRISE!! Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight, panics conservatives

By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Conservatives saw it as raising a white flag when Republican congressional leaders pledged not to withhold funding for the Department of Homeland Security in the fight over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, stoking fears that for the next two years House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will consistently surrender.

19 votes

VIDEO: Sheriff Tells Citizens To Defy NY Safe Act’s Pistol Permit Renewal Rule At Oath Keepers Meeting

VIDEO: Sheriff Tells Citizens to Defy NY SAFE Act’s Pistol Permit Renewal Rule at Oath Keepers Meeting [BenSwann.com]

By: Barry Donegan Jan 26, 2015

At a January 17 meeting of the Oath Keepers, Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey told attendees to defy the state's new pistol permit recertification rule in an effort to gum up the law's enforcement by causing an overwhelming number of permit expirations on the same day.

Video:
http://youtu.be/uuipnSxWN2A

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