Kasia is a member of IU YAL and some of you may have met her during Christmas in Iowa for Ron Paul in '07.
As we speak, the internet has been disconnected across Egypt. This is the latest word from Kasia when she posted this video around one in the morning EST, "...to all my other libertarian friends back home, THIS is the human spirit"
Update from Kasia: I am working in the Middle East but no longer living or working in Egypt. This is still an issue I'm passionate about and I hope our community here can help Egypt transition in a peaceful manner to a society with more freedoms.
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United States Foreign Aid Summary Chart
Rand Paul: End foreign aid, including Israel
January 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to end all foreign assistance, including aid to Israel.
Paul, a Republican newly elected in Kentucky, was on CNN Wednesday outlining where he would cut the $500 billion in government spending he says is critical to sustaining the U.S. economy. His focus was on the departments of energy, education and housing.
Congressman Paul Ryan's response to the State of the Union address reflected a massive shift in focus for the Republican Party and the conservative movement.
Companies whose revenue mainly comes from the US government
There are 10 companies whose revenue comes 100 percent comes the USA government. I'd like to see Republicans take on some of these heavyweights, like Lockheed-Martin (98％). Watch the Republicans complain about a welfare queen who uses food stamps, all the while they hand out hundreds of billions of dollars in defense contracts.
Reuters: "This is a Revolution!"
Issandr El-Amrani reports that the internet has been shut down in Egypt as of 1 in the morning before the big demo. And not long after a horrifying AP video went up of a man being shot, and of shotgun shells in the streets
UPDATE 11, Thursday 6:15 p.m. EST: Arabist just posted a claim that Egypt has "shut off the internet" entirely. I don't know how seriously to take this, but Arabist is a generally reliable site and a full shutdown is something that is theoretically possible. Arabist also notes the alleged shutdown happened "just after AP TV posted a video of a man being shot." If the shutdown is real, it's a huge sign that the regime is very, very worried about the protests scheduled for tomorrow (well, today Egyptian time). In less urgent news, The Awl has posted a great excerpt from Egyptian blogger and activist Hossam el-Hamalawy's interview with Al Jazeera. "We don't expect any help from America," el-Hamalawy says, "just to leave us alone."
The Silver Circle Movie is a grassroots full length, animated feature film about a future in which the Federal Reserve rules the world! Currently in production, it is entertaining while being subversively educational. Best of all, it is slated for release at the height of the 2012 presidential election season!
And if that doesn't get you excited, maybe this guy will:
The goal is to raise $10,000 on February 1st. Funds will go to support production and ensure submission to the Sundance Film Festival. Please make your pledge and donate to the cause on Feb 1.
Virginia House approves bill to end HPV vaccine mandate four years after overwhelmingly approving itSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 10:11
(NaturalNews) Controversy over the safety of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has led to a resolution to end mandates requiring young girls to receive it. If passed by the Virginia state Senate, a bill recently passed by the Virginia House of Delegates will end mandates put into place in 2007 requiring 11- and 12-year-old girls to receive the HPV vaccine before entering sixth grade.
"We just want to make sure parents are evaluating the risks of what they're giving their daughters, and not a legislative body," said Del. Kathy J. Byron (R-Lynchburg), sponsor of the bill. "I don't think that we have the medical degree to make those decisions."
The House voted 61-33 to end the mandate, leaving only Washington D.C. with HPV vaccine mandates. Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to mandate the HPV vaccine for young girls in 2007 through an executive order, but lawmakers effectively blocked it.
Merck and Co.'s Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix are the two HPV vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for preventing certain types of cervical cancer. But both vaccines have a long and dirty history of causing severe harm and death in girls that have received them.
Not only are the HPV vaccines a considerable threat to young girls' health, but a NaturalNews investigation revealed in 2007 that they do not even work.
Would love to see more Cops doing this.
SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Congressman Ron Paul and his son, Senator Rand Paul, today introduced companion legislation in both chambers of the United States Congress to require a full and thorough audit of the Federal Reserve.
“All across the country, grassroots citizens are uniting behind Ron and Rand Paul and will demand this audit, this year.”
The bills, both titled The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011, but known better as “Audit the Fed,” are numbered H.R. 459 in the House and S. 202 in the Senate and continue the efforts championed by Ron Paul last year that won 320 co-sponsors before passing the House and 32 cosponsors in the Senate before falling short on a floor vote.
H.R. 459 starts the session with 56 original bipartisan cosponsors, while Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) are original cosponsors for S. 202.
GO KURT AND LORI !!!
Trial Date Set for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
Passengers Have Theory on What Really Happened
By AMY LANGE
WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com
Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, appeared in federal court Tuesday. A trial date has now been set.
However, it was actually more interesting to hear from a couple of the passengers that showed up at court. They had an interesting theory about what really happened.
"The U.S. government escorted them through security without a passport and, we believe, gave him an intentionally defective bomb," said Kurt Haskell.
It's a startling allegation from two local attorneys that were on-board the 2009 Christmas Day flight to Detroit when Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to blow up a bomb hidden in his underwear.
Kurt and Lori Haskell think the U.S. government was behind the whole thing.
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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will jump right into the monetary policy debate from his position as chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy subcommittee with a hearing on Feb. 9, the House Financial Services Committee announced Tuesday.
Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) unveiled a tentative hearing schedule for the committee and its subcommittees for February and March, which also indicates that, as expected, housing will be a focal point for the panel in 2011.
The committee is planning on five separate hearings on housing-related issues in the next two months, both at the full committee and subcommittee level. The Capital Markets subcommittee will kick things off on Feb. 9 with a hearing on reform of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the committee as a whole will meet on the issue on March 1. Various subcommittees will explore other aspects of housing finance, including the recent news that taxpayers had been paying for hefty legal fees for former GSE executives.