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6 votes

This Just In - New Pope Elected

***UPDATE***

New Pope is Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina; (first Jesuit Pope) takes the name POPE FRANCIS

About Cardinal Bergoglio

A brief Bio of Pope Francis from Wiki:

53 votes

LA Times: Angry white men are terrorists

Check out this unsigned editorial from the LA Times:

Peril from 'patriots'
The U.S. needs to keep a close watch on the growing threat of home-grown extremist groups.

There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.

12 votes

Daunting: Applying For Health Care Not Easy

AP Exclusive: Applying For Health Care Not Easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.

The government's draft application is now on the Internet.
It runs 15 pages for a three-person family. The online version has 21 steps, some with added questions.

At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application.

52 votes

Texas bill to eliminate jail time for marijuana offenses - Video

AUSTIN -- Inside a crowded hearing room at the Texas Capitol, supporters waited to testify before the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on a bill to reduce the punishment for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

"I found out that we spend $10,000 to prosecute on cannabis charge, yet for a year of schooling for one student the state of Texas spends $8,498," said Austin parent Jaclyn Finkel. "So we actually spend more to put someone in jail for a non-violent offense than we spend to educate our children."

51 votes

15 Ridiculous ways to get the FBI Terrorist Watch List

So the FBI handed out 25 lists for businesses to use to identify potential terrorists.

It turns out, according to these lists that everyone is a potential terrorist.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com/index.php/entry/15-r...

I had heard about these lists, but until I got a zip file with all 25, I had wondered if they were just hyperbole. They aren't. Here are the originals.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com/index.php/entry/comp...

95 votes

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21 votes

Take Ride with Me? Setting Up an Aquaponics System - fishy's AP Protege - Update 5/20/13

I am finally setting up my AP system inspired by fishy and posting progress on the meet up and it dawned on me maybe some of our friends on the DP might want to come along for the ride?

I say fishy's protege (Unless fishy disowns me... LOL) because I have been a member of the AP meetup she and her husband started since the beginning and been threatening to set up my system the whole time and just now getting around to it and she is probably mumbling under her breath its about #$^@# dam time.. LOL

Anyway come along with me if you will for a ride in getting an Aquaponics system set up. Comments critiques questions etc. welcome Follow along here or on our meetup board if you like.

http://www.meetup.com/Idaho-Aquaponics/messages/boards/threa...

Time to get this show on the road wouldn't you agree? ;)

70 votes

Bradley Manning Secretly Recorded in Court

Bradley Manning it seems, was recorded live during his statement to the Court, in defiance of court rules. Good to see some good old fashioned journalism at work, but Obama and his boys will be apoplectic.

https://www.pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2013/03/fpf-publ...

24 votes

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for James Holmes in Aurora Shooting Trial - Holmes will be Allowed to Have Truth Serum

"Holmes has been charged with multiple counts of murder arising from the shooting at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora, Colorado in which 12 people were killed and 58 injured.

On Tuesday, a plea of not guilty was entered for Holmes after his lawyer told the court that the defendant was not ready yet to enter his own plea."

The judge says Holmes will be allowed to have truth serum.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/12/judge-approves-t...

15 votes

Peter Schiff joins Silver Circle on opening night in NYC! (March 22nd)

The legendary foe of the Federal Reserve will be in attendance on opening night for the animated film Silver Circle in New York City. Peter Schiff recently watched a confidential, special copy of the film and found it "clever" and jumped on board to take part in our big night. Silver Circle opens in New York for a week-long release at Cinema Village on E. 12th St. in Manhattan. We've got tons of fun planned for opening night! Peter Schiff will be joining us for the 7:10pm showtime and will speak afterwards in an exclusive Q&A opportunity for audience members. He'll also be introducing the 9:15pm showtime, so you have two options to talk with Peter Schiff and see our movie all in one night! Can't beat that!

46 votes

California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right To Bear Arms

By Michael B. Marois & James Nash | Mar 11, 2013 | 6:36 PM PT

Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital.

They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms.

13 votes

15 Benefits of the War on Drugs

"The Drug War would indeed be a failure if its real function was to reduce drug consumption or drug-related violence. But the success or failure of state policies is rightly judged by the extent to which they promote the interests served by the state. The Drug War is a failure only if the state exists to serve you."

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/12/15-benefits-of-the-wa...

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