8 votes

What it took to get H. Clinton to speak at UCLA: Hummus, $300K, fruit, a new podium, a special cushion

When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?

The answer from Clinton’s representatives: $300,000 is the “special university rate.”

7 votes

Norway Citizens: Oil Millionaires

The 'Fund' (in Kroner)
The value of The Petroleum Fund or 'the fund' - as it officially called, passed today 6.000 billion, and the fund has increased by over 1,000 billion on a less than one year - on December 2 last year passed one namely 5.000 billion for the first time.

It is now 18 years ago Finansdepartemnetet put the first two billion into the fund and deposits from Norwegian petroleum activities and increase in value of investments, the fund has had an extraordinary growth.

16 votes

Instead of pardoning turkeys, can we pardon whistleblowers and non-violent drug offenders?

Tweet of the day:

Instead of pardoning turkeys, can we pardon whistleblowers and non-violent drug offenders?
https://twitter.com/1Marchella/status/537734436985380864

19 votes

GALLUP: Obama Approval Plunges With Working-class Whites To 27 Percent

GALLUP: Obama Approval Plunges With Working-class Whites To 27 Percent

by WYNTON HALL 26 Nov 2014

A new Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama's approval rating with working-class white Americans has fallen to just 27 percent, a record-low for his presidency.

Among whites who've graduated college, Obama's approval stands at 41%, also a new low in the Gallup poll. (See graph below)

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/26/Gallup-Ob...

7 votes

Ben Swann's Thanksgiving Day Message - "Why I Hope You Will Discuss Humanity Around the Table Today"

This is so good I just had to share -

"Friends,

On this Thanksgiving Day, I hope that your family is together and you are counting the blessings in your life. Thanksgiving is a unique time to reflect and while most days we tend to inform you of all that is going wrong in the world, there is so much going right. A friend sent me a message today saying "Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening' and then proceed to tell you why it's not".

For all of our issues as a nation, we still have the ability to reclaim freedom and to resolve problems in our system.

25 votes

America's Original Terrorists

Happy Thanksgiving, Paulers!

29 votes

Breastfed, Homebirthed Babies Taken Away From Parents For Not Using Hospital

All three of their babies have been taken away from them and placed in the care of strangers. Levi was 10 months old when his mother, local singer and songwriter Erica May Rengo, gave birth to his twin brother and sister, at their home in Bellingham, Washington.

“Our birth was glorious,” she said, and the twins were reportedly healthy, full-term babies, who had no problem quickly figuring out how to breastfeed. The little family was overjoyed until CPS stepped in to “help.”

25 votes

Thanks For All - The Fish

I am a seriously blessed woman.
1. Let me begin with DPs #1 user. I have met him once, about a 30 second conversation at the 2008 RNC. Still, if I were "Time Magazine" I would have to pick him as the most influential person in my life these days. Yep, over Ron Paul. Ron brought me to the party, but it was Nystrom who booked the venue and kept the party rolling long after the clock struck midnight. Thanks again, Mr. Nystrom, for this charming pub where tin hats are all the fashion rage!

11 votes

Citibank Rips Gold and Bitcoin Ahead of Save Our Swiss Gold Vote

As predicted, the banks would join rank around the Swiss National Bank to help defeat the Save Our Swiss Gold initiative.

Citibank calls bank issued fiat digital and paper currencies "socially superior", claims no central bank should hold either and more it its scathing report.

https://smaulgld.com/citibank-anti-gold-report/

16 votes

Texas Court: Drawing blood in DWI cases without warrant unconstitutional

AUSTIN -- Police officers across the state will no longer be able to draw the blood of DWI suspects without a warrant the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday.

8 votes

Can Ron Paul and Conservative Evangelicals Save a Texas Death-Row Inmate - Mother Jones

Mother Jones:

Trial transcripts, medical records, and expert witness testimony have documented that Panetti suffers from severe schizophrenia. He believes Texas is going to execute him to stop him from preaching the gospel—not because he shaved his head, donned camo fatigues, and shot and killed his in-laws in 1992. The Supreme Court has declared that executing the mentally ill violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, but several Texas and federal courts—including the US Supreme Court—have reviewed Panetti's case, and each one has ruled that the state can proceed with his lethal injection. Now, with Panetti’s execution scheduled for December 3, the only thing that might save him is a national campaign being mounted by conservatives, including former Texas Republican congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul. [...]

11 votes

The fascist "tobacco free" movement

I recently graduated college with a master's degree in engineering. I have recently discovered that many of the places I have been hoping to work for have recently become "tobacco free", meaning no smoking on the premises. The irony is that the tobacco free clause is usually included in the same policy section with the equal opportunity and anti-discrimination clauses. Unfortunately, my experience and interest is in research and development, but this seems to be the area most affected by these policies.

6 votes

'They Even Cut the Throats of the Babies'

I didn't even read this story but the headline makes it sound like war propaganda of a type we've heard before.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/11/25/They-Even-Cut-...

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