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...

24 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.

16 votes

What Does Jeb Bush do for a Living?

Bush, the former governor of Florida, has four businesses registered to the same address in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables that don’t appear to have conducted any business anywhere, according to an investigation by ThinkProgress. Bush also has a consulting firm, Jeb Bush & Associates, registered to that address.

But while the four companies’ purpose is a mystery, Bush’s other activities have been more public. Some of his business ties are with companies that might give him some of the same problems faced by Mitt Romney in his 2012 quest for the White House. Another company based at his Coral Gables office, Britton Hill Holdings, has a private equity deal with a Chinese company to acquire a firm involved in shale oil and gas shipping, according to Bloomberg.

13 votes

Let's fly a message over Ferguson!

Let's fly this message (or a similar message) behind a plane and over the city of Ferguson ASAP.

"Ferguson: Want to reduce crime and police brutality? Practice Open Carry!"

There are a few reasons I think we should do this...

  • It is good advice for the people of Ferguson AND for communities that have a problem with high rates of crime and/or police brutality.
  • It puts us in control of, or at least inserts us into, the Ferguson debate.
  • It would get a lot of attention from the media (probably national) and from the people of Ferguson.
14 votes

Guardian: Ron Paul and other gold bugs keep fingers crossed for Swiss vote that could add $50 to price of gold

Ron Paul and other gold bugs keep fingers crossed for Swiss vote that could add $50 to price of gold

The Save Our Swiss Gold vote that would require the Swiss National Bank to repatriate its gold, keep 20% of its reserves in gold and ban further gold sales is up for a vote November 30.

Ron Paul says: “In my view point we always win if we can get the discussion out.”

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/26/ron-paul-swi...

19 votes

SPIEGEL: "For God's Sake, Please Stop the Aid!"—Interview with African Economics Expert

Posted 27 August 2005 by SPIEGEL

The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem.

SPIEGEL: Mr. Shikwati, the G8 summit at Gleneagles is about to beef up the development aid for Africa...

Shikwati: ... for God's sake, please just stop.

SPIEGEL: Stop? The industrialized nations of the West want to eliminate hunger and poverty.

Shikwati: Such intentions have been damaging our continent for the past 40 years. If the industrial nations really want to help the Africans, they should finally terminate this awful aid. The countries that have collected the most development aid are also the ones that are in the worst shape. Despite the billions that have poured in to Africa, the continent remains poor.

SPIEGEL: Do you have an explanation for this paradox?

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