by Marian Wang | ProPublica, Feb. 22, 2011
Despite having clear rules on when not to invoke the state secrets privilege, the Justice Department has been blocking disclosures about a dubious technology that could prove embarrassing for the U.S. government.
As the New York Times reported over the weekend, a computer programmer who claimed his technology could help the U.S. track terrorists received at least $20 million in government contracts  for this software, which intelligence officials suspected to be fake even in 2003. While contractor fraud isn't new , what's unusual here is that the U.S. isn't trying to recover those funds or penalize the contractor, Dennis Montgomery.
Instead, it's fighting in court to keep information about the technology secret, arguing that the details could compromise national security. The Times notes that the clampdown in this case started under the Bush administration and continued under Obama's Justice Department:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - All 1,926 teachers getting Pink Slip.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms.
In a letter sent out to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that on Thursday the Providence School Board will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school.
This is very, very funny. Its just too bad its also true.
We live in a huge speculation bubble caused by near zero percent interest rates by the Federal Reserve. The silver market is ruined for the banks. 8.5% increase in oil is not an uncertainty if you know it is going to happen.
Read this book by Major General Smedley D. Butler.
"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves."
-- Andrew Jackson
How many people are struggling financially here on Daily Paul, and who has job openings available to help them?Submitted by tog2476 on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:14
This just flashed across my brain for some reason, and maybe you can leave a location for your job opening. We need to stick together and help one another if we can. Peace.
Rand Paul urges state lawmakers to call for constitutional convention
By Jack Brammer
Posted: 1:20pm on Feb 22, 2011; Modified: 2:07pm on Feb 22, 2011
FRANKFORT — At the urging of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a state Senate committee approved a measure Tuesday urging Congress to convene a constitutional convention that would consider a balanced budget amendment.
Critics of Senate Concurrent Resolution 134 said the state legislature should not meddle in federal policy and expressed fear that a constitutional convention would lead to other unwanted changes.
'Money bomb' blows up Ron Paul's coffers
The revolution is alive and well.
Ron Paul raised more than $700,000 for his PAC in 24 hours during a President's Day money bomb.
Paul pioneered the online fundraising technique during his 2008 presidential run, and yesterday's impressive haul shows he still has a significant base of support.
"How often did we claim media bias in 2007 but had no key area to document and point to besides YouTubes of the primaries? The website is aimed at archiving all of the media bias leading up to Ron Pauls 2012 presidential bid along with some opinion and retorts.
I haven't had much time to iron everything out because I started designing post-CPAC and wanted to get those articles included. Let me know what you think, follow the twitter feed, and participate on the live feed in the archive.
Also if anyone wants to help beef up the common bias section please message me."
From the Ron Paul Forums
Ron Paul to be guest speaker at Republican Committee dinner on March 25 in Dover
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
DOVER — The newly formed Dover Republican Committee has arranged for Congressman Ron Paul to be their guest speaker at their inaugural Lincoln-Reagan dinner on March 25. This will be Paul's first visit to New Hampshire of the 2011-2012 election cycle.
The Texas congressman is widely assumed to be contemplating another run for President, and has a considerable base of support in New Hampshire from four years ago. Paul was the second place finisher of the WMUR straw poll at the Republican annual meeting, and enjoys support among both TEA Party Republicans and Independents.
"We're thrilled the Congressman chose to attend as our special guest," said Chris Buck, chairman of the Dover Republican Committee. "Congressman Paul has a history of advancing innovative ideas about the role of government, and we are looking forward to hearing what he has to say. This is a big deal for Dover Republicans."
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I stumbled across this:
The surprise victory of Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts was thought of at the time as one of the Tea Party’s first big victories. But as he prepares for a tough reelection fight in one of the country’s bluest states, Brown tells USA Today that he is not a Tea Partier.
“No, I am a Republican from Massachusetts,” Brown told the paper when asked if he was a member of the Tea Party. He also referred to himself as a “Scott Brown Republican” concerned primarily with fiscal issues.
Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-thinking Republican, is marking Presidents Day with a "money bomb."
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is raising campaign money on Presidents Day. CAPTIONBy Alex Brandon, APThe Texan is trying to raise campaign cash before he decides whether to run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. A note announcing the fundraising campaign on Facebook states Paul will announce his official candidacy for the White House "if we show him enough support."
As of 2 p.m. ET, Paul raised more than $414,000 through Liberty PAC, his political action committee. Paul hailed George Washington as a "freedom fighter" and one of the country's greatest presidents in a message to supporters on Liberty PAC
This video was done by a 16 year old young man.
Read Mises to Understand Why the Fed Caused the Crisis