12 votes

New Mexico Grand Jury Finds Police Shooting Unjustified- DA Refuses to Prosecute

The Santa Fe police originally claimed that Mendez shot at the officers, however they later admitted this to be false and that he had been unarmed.

The department also claimed that when the officers tried to get Mendez out of his vehicle, he backed up and hit a police car, almost running down officers and drove toward them before they fired.

This claim was also proven to be false after a dash-cam video was released showing that the officers fired six shots into the vehicle as Mendez is driving away from and not towards the officers.

11 votes

I am of "Mixed Race" and from now on that's what I will claim

Oh sure, by appearance I'm defined as a "white" guy.

But my father's mother was Irish (Named Murphy, the most common name in Ireland). His father was Italian (Buchignani).

My mother's father was Austrian (Named Meyer, the most common name in Austria). Her mother was German (named Rashka).

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My point:

I was born in the United States - as was were my parents.

But why should I just state "Caucasian" on job applications, licenses, health forms, surveys etc?

By definition, I am of "MIXED RACE" heritage and that is how I will answer in the future.

8 votes

Exercising Liberty in a Cave: The Man Who Quit Money

The Man Who Quit Money

In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings—all thirty dollars of it—in a phone booth. He has been living without money—and with a newfound sense of freedom and security—ever since.
The Man Who Quit Money is an account of how one man learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. Suelo doesn't pay taxes, or accept food stamps or welfare. He lives in caves in the Utah canyonlands, forages wild foods and gourmet discards. He no longer even carries an I.D. Yet he manages to amply fulfill not only the basic human needs-for shelter, food, and warmth-but, to an enviable degree, the universal desires for companionship, purpose, and spiritual engagement. In retracing the surprising path and guiding philosophy that led Suelo into this way of life, Sundeen raises provocative and riveting questions about our relationships with money and the decisions we all make, by default or by design—about how we live and how we might live better.

35 votes

Rand Paul slams Jeb Bush for medical marijuana hypocrisy

By Alexander Bolton | 01/30/15

DALLAS — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school.

Bush opposed a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative last year even though he partook liberally of the herb while in high school.

“You would think he’d have a little more understanding then,” Paul told The Hill while en route to a political event in Texas.

“He was even opposed to medical marijuana,” Paul said of Bush, a potential rival in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. “This is a guy who now admits he smoked marijuana but he wants to put people in jail who do.

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Bush has previously acknowledged using marijuana, which he has called “stupid” and “wrong.”

15 votes

Police Viciously Sent Dogs To Attack Female Student For Resisting To Answer Their Questions

On Norfolk State University grounds, police sent dogs to attack female student and Army Reserve private London Colvin. According to reports, she refused to answer any of their questions or give any information about a fight at a party she wasn’t even involved in. Right before the cops had the dogs charge at her, two of them sat on Colvin and then the dogs mauled her, according to eyewitnesses.

Colvin, a current Sociology major was leaving an off-campus party at 2:15 on a Sunday just as a fight erupted. She and her friends were approached by police about what happened or how it started and because she had nothing to do with it, she didn’t want care to have a discourse about it. The aftermath of her resistance has been shared through her cousin Whitney Dunn via the local paper Potomac Local. On Colvin’s behalf, Dunn said this:

14 votes

FAA shuts down ride-sharing for air travelers

The federal government has blocked efforts to expand the "ride-sharing" models pioneered by Uber and Lyft to the flying public.

The Federal Aviation Administration says "flight-sharing" -- when online services connect private pilots with passengers willing to split the cost -- is against the law. But one startup is fighting back, CBS News' Don Dahler reports.

Pilot Matt Voska said he helped launch Flytenow to make flying more affordable.

The concept is simple. Pilots post flight plans to the website, and passengers offer to pay some of the fuel and other costs - something allowed long before the Internet came along.

8 votes

Rand Paul op-ed: How feds can legally steal your money

By Rand Paul and Tim Walberg
Updated 10:10 AM ET, Fri January 30, 2015

Editors Note: Rand Paul, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Kentucky. Tim Walberg, a Republican, is a U.S. representative from Michigan. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.

(CNN)There are many reasons why the Internal Revenue Service is perhaps the least-loved agency in America -- a tax code so complex that it seems like you need an advanced degree to understand it, the dreaded audit process and revelations that certain groups have been targeted based on their political beliefs.

And now, a growing awareness of instances where the IRS seized the money or property of law-abiding citizens without due process is adding to the agency's menacing reputation. According to the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm that investigates civil forfeiture practices, these seizures carried out by the IRS had increased from 114 in 2005 to 639 in 2012.

Sounds unbelievable, but believe it.

14 votes

Romney Not Running...

Wouldn't matter to me either way, but I like what he said about a new face, if his quotes are correct, and hope he's talking about Rand.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/mitt-romney-will-not...

26 votes

Obama wakes up supporter, cures her apathy!

Well, I would suspect that most of us got the wake up call from the good Doctor.
And from being a member here. I know that I surely did.

I don't care who or what helps folks wake up.
Just please, wake up!

In this particular instance, Obama himself has facilitated this young lady's wake up call.
Not only to the truth of Obama himself; but the whole truth.

Paradigm Shift.
We are winning.


http://youtu.be/VIMnIh10po0


Liberty Now!

35 votes

How I'm Working to Make Liberty as Popular as the NFL

I spent 7 years in the Army and Army Reserves and had planned on making a career out of it, but when I started to notice that the freedoms I thought I’d been fighting for overseas were being eroded here at home, it led to my becoming a civilian again and a peace and freedom activist.

Some of you might remember the video that made sure I became a civilian again -


http://youtu.be/BvrlGhdQZac

After making that video, I immediately wanted to help make things right, so I got involved in politics, volunteered on a few campaigns, worked on a few, and managed a congressional campaign. We were largely ignored by the media, and I came to believe that until we changed the media, we’d always be on the losing end of things. I had that belief reinforced when told that most movements that won the day in the past, had won because of something in the media that became popular, pushed the culture, and then the culture pushed the political class.

52 votes

Booed in the Bible Belt

Booed in the Bible Belt

I didn't realize how dark it was until that night,
Of all places, I thought they would get it right,
But in darkness that could be felt,
They booed Ron Paul in the Bible Belt.

In the land of chapels and churches and more,
Where Bibles can be bought in every store,
Abysmal darkness enveloped all,
As they booed Dr. Ron Paul,
And under ever-darkening skies,
They cheered those with blood-lust in their eyes,
In the very place where great men once prayed and knelt,
They booed Ron Paul in the Bible Belt.

It was when Ron Paul took a stand,
Apply the Golden Rule to every land,
Quoting the words that Jesus said,
But he spoke to hearts quite dead,
And in that darkness that could be felt,
They booed Ron Paul in the Bible Belt.

28 votes

Some GOOD News! Romney announces he will NOT run for President.

This just in:

Fox News reporting Mitt Romney has announced that he will not seek the Presidency.

Best decision he ever made.


Liberty Now!

24 votes

Obama destroyed & called a war criminal in Irish Parliament

Obama destroyed & called a war criminal in Irish Parliament WOW MUST SEE


http://youtu.be/CnJCvKA-oEU

26 votes

Rand Paul hires Texas GOP chairman for campaign. ..huge roladex and unlimited donor contacts

Rand just hired the top GOP dog from texas, right under perry and cruzes noses..unlimited contacts for every part of the Texas GOP infrastructure and donor base.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/29/politics/rand-paul-texas/

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