Video: Ron Paul on Elliot Spitzer's In the Arena 3/2/2011
Ron Paul w/ Cenk on MSNBC @ 6pm ET 3/2/11
"Following an intensive seven-month investigation, the Army on Wednesday filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials tell NBC News.
The most serious of the new charges is "aiding the enemy," a capital offense which carries a potential death sentence."
Rolling Stones did a pretty "interesting" article on Alex Jones
It's just past 9 a.m. when Alex Jones pulls his Dodge Charger into a desolate parking lot in Austin. From the outside, the squat, single-story office complex that Jones calls his "command center" resembles a moon base surrounded by fields of dying grass. But inside, blinking banks of high-tech recording gear fill the studio where he broadcasts The Alex Jones Show, a daily talk show that airs on 63 stations nationwide. Jones draws a bigger audience online than Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck combined — and his conspiracy-laced rants make the two hosts sound like tea-sipping NPR hosts on Zoloft.
A stocky 37-year-old with a flop of brown hair and a beer gut, Jones usually bounds into the studio, eager to launch into one of his trademark tirades against the "global Stasi Borg state" — the corporate-surveillance prison planet that he believes is being secretly forged by an evil cabal of bankers, industrialists, politicians and generals. This morning, though, Jones looks deflated. Five days ago, a mentally disturbed 22-year-old named Jared Loughner opened fire on a crowd in Tucson, Arizona, killing six and seriously wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner was reported to be a fan of Loose Change, a film Jones produced that has become the bible for those who believe 9/11 was an inside job.
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February 19, 2011, Fox News
The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites. Private security firms employeed by the government have used the accounts to create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.
AT&T had fought the release of FCC documents based on a law that shields records which might result in an invasion of privacy. An appellate court sided with AT&T, but the Supreme Court did not.
Reporting from Washington — Corporations do not have a right to "personal privacy," the Supreme Court ruled unanimously, at least when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act and the release of documents held by the government.
DBKP Reports has released its ratings of the top 40 most popular Libertarian websites on the Internet. Ratings are based on the sites’ 3-month average of Alexa worldwide traffic as ranked on February 27-28, 2011.
The Libertarian 40′s top five most popular sites is led by Lew Rockwell, followed by Reason and Ludwig Von Mises Institute. The top five is rounded out by The Daily Paul and the Big Picture.
REALLY great photos on p2!
March 1st, 2011 | Silver Circle
Silver Circle was recently granted access to a sneak peek of Atlas Shrugged: Part I, based on Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. As filmmakers ourselves, the excitement and anticipation grew as we entered the screening in San Diego where others buzzed about their expectations for the film. The screenwriter, John Aglialoro, was there to present the film and take questions following its debut. The filmmakers were also giving away one version of the movie poster, a simple white poster with the words “Who is John Galt?” scribbled on them. I didn’t manage to get my hands on the poster, but if I were you, grab one if you get the opportunity. It is a part of history.
The film surprised me immediately when it uncovered the setting in the 2010′s. As timeless as Ayn Rand’s novel was, I personally lived in the mid 20th century while reading it. If you can imagine the differences this would play in understanding the world around the characters, you can understand the shock after this discovery.
The film will be a trilogy. The filmmakers announced at the screening that the following parts will come year by year: Part II – April 2012 & Part III April 2013. Sounds like forever, huh? Let’s remember it does take a few weeks to read about 1100 page book (and that’s tackling a heavy load each day). If you have read the novel you know cramming a 1/3 of its events into a 90-minute film would be difficult. The budget is also modest for this film (about $10 mil), so as you complain about waiting for years to finally complete the Atlas Shrugged film experience, realize funding has much to do with its timeliness and quality.
I had two comments on Part I:
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