5 votes

The Problem With Police

I can't with full conscience blame the police totally for all the incidents that have recently taken place. From the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice in Ohio, to the actions taken against protesters during Occupy Wall Street, the police are not the only ones to blame. I would even go further and say the police have very little blame placed upon them. The politicians are the ones to blame for one hundred percent of the events that have taken place these last few years. Sure, the police have some responsibility in a moral aspect to respect their fellow man and women by refusing to comply with the orders demanded by politicians even if that sacrifices their jobs. We the people also are to blame for demanding government do something about everything and not demanding them to do nothing about something.

Politicians are elected to govern within the restrictions set by the federal and state constitutions. For the last few decades or more, politicians have violated that restriction for political gain. They want the people to see that they are doing something. When something horrible happens, the politicians are right there to promise new laws and restrictions and the people allow this to happen.

The issue today with all these incidence involving police is a direct consequence of years of laws that are nonsense. From the war on drugs to the attempted soda ban, these are "laws" that create conflict. The politicians write the "laws" and they send the police to do their dirty work. Naturally, the ones who are seen as aggressors will hold the blame such as the police are now, and the politicians who caused the aggression will use the situation to their advantage when the people cry for them to do something, which is also happening now.

10 votes

Baltic Dry Index Has Biggest Post-Thanksgivings Day Drop In 28-Year History

The sound of deckchairs being rearranged.
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The Baltic Dry Index Has Never Crashed This Fast Post-Thanksgiving

We are sure it's nothing - since stock markets in China and The US are soaring - but deep, deep down in the heart of the real economies, there is a problem. The Baltic Dry Index has fallen for 21 straight days, tumbling around 40% since Thanksgiving Day.

26 votes

Bought 90oz of silver today

Not trying to brag, just thought I'd let you know, and maybe inspire someone on the fence to act. I'm not looking to flip or "invest". I'm in it long term, like, willing it to the grand kids long term. (I don't have kids yet)

18 votes

Fifty Tons of Gold Delivered on the Shanghai Gold Exchange in a Week

Another week, another fifty tons of physical gold delivered on the Shanghai Gold Exchange
https://smaulgld.com/shanghai-gold-exchange-delivers-another...

30 votes

Rand Paul TIME op-ed: Cuba Isolationists Just Don’t Get It

by Sen. Rand Paul
December 19, 2014

Paul is the junior U.S. Senator for Kentucky.

Let's hope cooler heads will ultimately prevail and we unleash a trade tsunami that washes the Castros once and for all into the sea.

I grew up in a family that despised, not only communism, but collectivism, socialism and any “ism” that deprived the individual of his or her natural rights.

15 votes

Checkmate: Is Russia Selling Oil For Gold?

http://www.silverdoctors.com/checkmate-is-russia-selling-oil...

When I got my crash-course in politics back in 2007, one of the first new words in my vocabulary was "bourse." I can't know if this is "the big one" but it is something I have been waiting to see for quite a long time now.

17 votes

VIDEO: Rand Paul Calls Marco Rubio An Isolationist

VIDEO: Rand Paul Calls Marco Rubio An Isolationist

ALEX PAPPAS
Political Reporter

It’s a term Rand Paul has rejected when applied to his own foreign policy.

But on Friday, the libertarian-leaning Republican senator referred to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential opponent in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, as an “isolationist.”

51 votes

Rand Paul: 'Seems to me, Senator Rubio is acting like an isolationist'


"Senator Marco Rubio believes the embargo against Cuba has been ineffective, yet he wants to continue perpetuating failed policies. After 50 years of conflict, why not try a new approach? The United States trades and engages with other communist nations, such as China and Vietnam. Why not Cuba? I am a proponent of peace through commerce, and I believe engaging Cuba can lead to positive change.

8 votes

Marco Rubio says Rand Paul is clueless on Cuba

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t mincing words when it comes to his Republican colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s support for the U.S.’s new Cuba policy.

“Like many people who have been opining, he has no idea what he’s talking about,” Rubio said Thursday on Fox News’ “The Kelly Report.”

Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, has emerged this week as the face of the GOP’s opposition to President Barack Obama’s change in policy toward Cuba. While it does not lift the embargo — that would require Congressional approval — it does ease restrictions and open diplomatic ties.

“The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked, if the goal was regime change, it sure doesn’t seem to be working,” Paul, Kentucky’s junior senator, said during an interview this week. “Probably, it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime can blame the embargo for hardship.”

9 votes

“The Interview" - Sony’s Shame, Paramount’s Blunder, and The Cost To Clever Theater Owners

As of now, everyone should know about the cyber hack attack on Sony, allegedly orchestrated by the government of North Korea, which revealed some very…interesting emails and personal data for executives and everyday employees of the company. If that weren’t enough, the “Fighting Kim Jongs” (as they like to be called) also hinted at 9/11 style terror attacks on theaters who would dare to show the film.

The proper response to this, in my opinion, would be for Sony to laugh in the face of this and release the film. Not only for practical reasons – that a terror attack by North Koreans here in the US would be virtually impossible and insanely unlikely even if we were in all out war with that poor and downtrodden nation – but also for the sake of not bowing to terrorist threats. Sony did not take that response, and instead pulled “The Interview” from all theaters, everywhere. Now, Sony is a private entity and can do what it likes. Their hand was forced by theater chains unwilling to take the chance (who also should be ashamed of themselves) and thus refusing to show the film. However, Sony making the decision to forgo showing the film anywhere, even if a theater desired it, seems cowardly and on top of it all, stupid.

I’m a publicist by trade. And I can’t help but look at this situation from a PR perspective, from the standpoint of our economy (more on that later) and from the standpoint of public favor being destroyed by bad PR moves.

15 votes

Russia's NOT Selling Gold - Adds 600,000 Ounces of Gold to its Reserves in November

Russia's NOT Selling Gold Adds 600,000 Ounces of Gold to its Reserves in November

There was plenty of speculation that Russia would begin selling its gold to protect the rouble. It hasn't happened and Russian President Putin this week said the Central Bank should not sell reserve assets to protect the rouble.

Indeed, Russia added another 600,000 ounces of gold to its reserves in November.

https://smaulgld.com/russia-adds-600000-ounces-gold-reserves...

16 votes

Feel Good Story of the Day

My wife told me this yesterday.

One of her friends was diagnosed with breast cancer awhile back, had treatment, and was going about her life. However, the cancer has returned now as stage 4 brain cancer. She's undergone the gamma knife procedure, but the doctors still predict she has a relatively short time to live.

19 votes

Hawaiians Beat Monsatan!

http://politicalvelcraft.org/2014/12/17/breaking-hawaii-vict...

Monsatan was trying to take advantage of our slow justice system to buy time to just plant the GMOs, then a judge's ruling would be meaningless. The island would be contaminated. This is a major defeat for Monsatan's minions in the military-industrial agriculture complex.

9 votes

Someone Tell Larken Rose! I Found A Story About A Brave Cop!

http://pocketsandshasha.blogspot.com/2014/12/cop-stops-fello...

This is the sign of a good HUMAN: They defend what is good and resist what is evil, ESPECIALLY when they are caught up in the mess. That is why I say there are no "good cops." Until they do what this woman did EVERY TIME, they are all thugs by association.

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