BREAKING off Drudge!
Geithener set to step down.
You may not like Alex Jones, but you have to admit he has great courage.
Thanks to all the patriots who showed up at the Texas capitol and stood strong against tyranny. Bless you all, you made me proud to be a Texan and an American.
Could radiation from full-body scanners be responsible for a "cancer cluster" among airport security workers? That's what Transportation Security Administration union representatives in Boston have claimed.
Now, the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has obtained documents from the Department of Homeland Security, which EPIC says provide evidence that the government failed to properly test the safety of full-body scanners at airports, and dismissed concerns from airport agents about excessive exposure to the machines' radiation.
The documents, which include emails, radiation test results and radiation studies, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by EPIC. The advocacy group says they indicate that Homeland Security "publicly mischaracterized" safety findings by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), by suggesting that NIST had "affirmed the safety" of full body scanners.
I'm a newbie around here, and I wasn't a supporter of Ron Paul in 2008. I'm somewhat ashamed to say I voted for John McCain last time (primarily because I thought his anti-earmark stance would help limit corruption). I'm wondering what issues led you to support the liberty movement?
The issue that woke me up was the TSA pat downs that started 7 months ago. It made me ask what is wrong with our country? I've done a lot of reading since then (including two of Dr. Paul's books), and it has changed my world view. I feel like a veil has been lifted. I can no longer stand listening to Rush, Hannity, or O'Reilly any more than I can stomach Maddow, Matthews, or Olbermann.
I had hoped Obama would end the wars, torture, and secret prisons. I was one of the many thousands who called and emailed my legislators to oppose the TARP program of Paulson. At least I understand better now why the government ignores the will of the people. Honestly, I have little faith that the oligarchy that runs our system will allow Ron Paul to win. However, I'm supporting him monetarily as much as I can. I have deep concerns for my children's future, and I can see no better cause to support than liberty.
A new short five minute video I put together to inform people about Ron Paul Enjoy and thankyou!
This is my first post. I would appreciate suggested reading from the group here.
I first became aware of Ron Paul in 2008, as did a lot of Americans. Finally, straight talk on foreign and monetary policy! I'm a 31 year old attorney from Connecticut who has always been a fiscal conservative and social liberal (a CT tradition, kinda.)
Ron Paul is winning even when this kind of articles completely exclude him. This is because GOP is finally again debating about foreign policy.
What’s driving the sudden fissures between Republican presidential candidates on foreign policy?
Whether history, deficits, or politics, the foreign policy splits amount to the most substantive disagreements among the candidates on any policy issue. Even as economic concerns remain paramount, those differences could go a long way toward determining which candidate wins the nomination.
“It’s actually the makings of a big debate in the party,” said Charlie Black, a longtime GOP political operative.
Consider how two of the field’s top candidates have treated Afghanistan: Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized President Obama for withdrawing troops from the Middle East country before the military had won the war outright. But ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman flanked the president on his left, saying Obama made a mistake by not cutting troops faster.
The president, whose own candidacy was propelled by his opposition to the Iraq war, suddenly finds his own foreign policy representing a middle ground of sorts in the GOP primary. Such a reality was unthinkable as recently as 2008, when the GOP candidates—led by eventual nominee John McCain—each espoused a decidedly hawkish view of America’s role in the world.
But the shattering of that consensus isn’t revealing new divisions within the party as much as laying bare old ones. Dating back to Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, R-Mass.—who took on Democratic President Wilson over the League of Nations and won—an isolationist strain has always run through the party, even if it remained on the fringes. The more prominent battle within the GOP, however, has been between Republicans arguing for aggressive foreign intervention, as President Reagan did, or those wary of overseas involvement and promoting a more pragmatic view, like President Nixon.
The Federal Reserve is supposed to promote full employment and stable prices, yet its actions cause jobs to disappear and prices to rise. This should come as no big surprise, at least it shouldn't if you're not inclined to think government intervention is either desirable or productive. The Fed is government intervention at its purest: the central bank with the legal monopoly on the creation of new money.
The Fed has essentially one trick. It can legally conjure new money whenever it wants. With this one trick it manages to force interest rates down. Mainly it lends the new money to the U.S. government. That is to say, it buys government bonds.
The artificial demand the Fed creates by throwing billions of dollars at government bonds has a depressive effect on interest rates. But these lower interest rates are not a result of those free market forces we champion at the Whiskey Bar. Rather, they are the result of the machinations of a government-chartered bank with a monopoly on the issuance of currency.
This is some beautiful stuff coming from RP. I think most people aren't even aware of how much of the national debt is just money "owed" to the fed.
Now if RP would just:
1) Emphatically stop letting the other candidates plagiarize his good ideas
2) Call the other candidates out on their bad ideas. (e.g. voting for the patriot act, doing nothing about the FED, putting Israel before America...). This doesn't need to be dirty. The facts speak for themself.
3) Take live opportunities to encourage people to get off their couches and onto the internet where they can learn without the media bias.
4) Show his supporters he's a campaigner, not just a very ambitious educator. That would reinvigorate the troops and donations would spike.
Here's what he said about the FED:
"I know this is pretty strange for people to even think about this, but we owe like $1.6 trillion because the Federal Reserve bought that debt… They’re nobody, why do we have to pay them off? Why don’t we take away from them and reduce the debt by 1.5 trillion dollars? …We don’t owe that to anybody… They printed the money out of thin air."
Video: Thanks to ACinMA
Part 1 - Interview starts at 3:40:
Part 2 below: