Government is bad for personal freedom. That argument is premised upon the truism that everything government does interferes with freedom because it either prohibits or compels. Everything it owns it has taken from others. Much of what it says is divorced from the truth. President Obama, like President George W. Bush, has argued that his first job is to keep America safe, and if he impairs personal freedom in the process, that is a small price to pay for safety. Many of my colleagues in the media on the left and right have bought this argument, notwithstanding its fallacies.
Sen. Rand Paul appears on America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer to discuss the Benghazi attacks.
Ben Swann Reality Check | To call it a rough week for the Obama Administration might be an understatement. As we've reported, last week a huge scandal broke when the IRS admitted to unfairly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups seeking non-profit status. On the heels of that, a new scandal has emerged regarding the secret collection of journalists' phone records.
FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For 'Lying, Unethical Behavior'
May 14, 2013
Excerpted from EO-History: The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.
Jon Stewart Tears Apart Obama: You Can't Keep Saying You Found Out About News At The Same Time As Us!Submitted by LapHog on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:00
Despite the smash today in gold and silver, one of the most well connected hedge fund managers in the world told King World News that gold is heading thousands of dollars higher as the West enters a frightening economic “Ice Age.” Outspoken Hong Kong hedge fund manager William Kaye also discussed how America and its middle class will emerge from the coming financial destruction. Kaye, who 25 years ago worked for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions, had this to say in the fourth and final segment of his written interview series with KWN.
Kaye: “This is not a good setup. This is a setup in which gold has been suppressed, and paper instruments that people own have been artificially inflated. So when the system collapses on itself, and it will, the inevitable result will be that gold will be reset upwards (in price) somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000....
Ron Paul: Pessimistic on Washington, Positive on Gold
NEW YORK (MINEWEB) | Lawrence Williams | Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Ron Paul’s libertarian views and position with regard to gold and the U.S. Fed had considerable appeal to the audience at this year’s New York Metals and Mining Investment Conference.
If the audience demographic at the Metals & Minerals Investment Conference in New York was that of the U.S. as a whole, former U.S. senator Ron Paul would be U.S. President today! He was given a standing ovation by much of the audience at the beginning and end of his presentation and his speech was peppered with applause from the floor as he made point after point of strong appeal to those listening.
Alaska to Argentina in 500 Days, the sights and roads of a motorcycle journey, a one man video documentary of the craziest, most beautiful and intense roads the Western World has to offer.
DOJ Tactics Against AP Raise Concerns For The New York Times
Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | May 15, 2013
If this is what it takes for the media to finally wake the hell up, well, then good. Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.
And they're ALL itchy now. To wit:
When Attorney General Eric Holder took reporters' questions Tuesday afternoon, several asked about the Justice Department’s sweeping seizure of Associated Press phone records, a move condemned by prominent journalists, media outlets and civil liberties advocates.
Amazing coverage of Robin Hooding by NBC Boston. Check it out. It might blow you away.
by Ryan Schulteis
“When you save someone from a ticket people are really appreciative of that,” said Garrett Ean, “Robin Hood of Keene”. The Robin Hooders patrol the streets of Keene searching for the parking officers and try to beat them -- with coins -- to the meter. “My husband had it a few weeks ago. He was just running a little late in one of the stores…and when he came back he had the little card there saying they had put a little extra money in for him. It definitely saved him,” said Pam Stetzer. But the City of Keene apparently doesn’t agree. The group says they were served with a lawsuit by the city, claiming they're harassing the parking officers.
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Marijuana users had smaller waists and scored higher across several measures of blood sugar regulation.
"Marijuana use is associated with an acute increase in caloric intake," goes the clinical jargon for popular lore. Still despite eating more while high (by some measures, over 600 extra calories per day), marijuana users' extra intake doesn't seem to be reflected in increased BMI. Indeed, studies have identified a reduced prevalence of obesity in the pot smoking community.
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Healthcare IT News reported:
The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.
According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.
the Judge on IRS scandle: