I read some news items yesterday about Atlanta’s descent into the next Detroit due to its levels of corruption, terrible management of funds and social issues. Do to these shortcomings, a logical trend has been sweeping the northern suburbs: cities seceding from Atlanta to save themselves. That in itself isn’t abundantly amazing, but Reason TV did an 8 minute mini-documentary on a city named Sandy Springs, which had seceded previously from Atlanta and has had incredible success economically and socially by outsourcing everything. We have long been proponents of this practice (as many good libertarian thinkers are) and having a working model to point to is nothing short of exhilarating. This film was made in 2011 – shame on us for not knowing about it until now!
"EBT (electronic benefit transfer) benefits have more than doubled during the Obama administration’s last four years, creating tens of millions of new dependents who now vote based almost entirely on who gives them the most handouts."
"Bottom line: the state can, and will cut-off your electronic financial lifeline should you fall foul of the system. No negotiations, no gray areas – and definitely no place for a free individual in this type of globalist system." (you are allowed to buy only what the government allows you to buy in terms of food etc)
Via Ellsberg.net: The commander-in-chief, President Obama, gave Manning ‘verdict first, trial later.’ He said Manning had broken the law, before even the prosecution case had been heard, let alone the defense case. He said he was guilty,
That alone is virtually a directed verdict. It’s unlawful command influence on the subordinate officers, who will be carrying out both this decision, and later in the trial. The court martial should be out for that reason alone.
More at: Ellsberg.net
Via EPJ: This video is one hour and 2 minutes long. Find the time to listen to it. You will have a much better understanding of how the ruling elite operate and protect themselves from general law:
Greenwald is the author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
After opposing his bid for Kentucky’s Republican Senate nomination in 2010, Senator Mitch McConnell is ready to Stand with Rand, Paul that is. Oh, and he’d like you to join Team Mitch while you’re at it.
In a fund-raising e-mail from Team Mitch, Mr. McConnell’s 2014 re-election campaign, the Republican leader showered praise on Mr. Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, for his 13-hour filibuster last week of President Obama’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan. Mr. McConnell, of course, had to slip in his own role in helping Mr. Paul through the ordeal, a brief appearance in the guise of an extended question that gave his fellow Kentuckian a break.
“After a busy night, I checked CSPAN around 10 p.m. to see a fatigued but determined Senator Paul continuing to fight his heart out on the floor. My staff, who had been in constant contact with Sen. Paul’s staff, told me they were focused on speaking past midnight, which was still two hours away. I wanted to help,” Mr. McConnell wrote in the fund-raising e-mail. “So, at 10:30 p.m., I came back to the Capitol to do what I am asking you to do today: I came back to Stand with Rand.”
In addition, he slipped in, “I hope you’ll help Team Mitch today.”
Sen. Ted Cruz: "I Will Use 'Any Procedural Means Necessary' To Force Vote on Defunding Obamacare -AUDIOSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 22:59
Terrence P. Jeffrey | March 11, 2013 | CNSNews.com
When the U.S. Senate this week takes up the continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) will offer an amendment that will prohibit funding for the implementation of Obamacare during that period.
“I believe we will have a vote on this amendment and I have said I am willing to employ any procedural means necessary to ensure that we do get a vote on the amendment,” Cruz told reporters today.
Check this out folks, this is awesome news. Rand needs help in the Senate!
Washington — The field of potential GOP candidates running for U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's seat in 2014 widened this week.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a young firebrand in the lower chamber who has championed a Ron Paul-style of libertarian politics, said Monday he is "certainly open" to a run in 2014.
"Frankly, we can't afford to nominate another unelectable establishment Republican," Amash, R-Cascade Township, told The Detroit News. "History shows they don't appeal to moderate and independent voters."
He joins U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, who he is eying the seat now that Levin, the Detroit Democrat, announced last week he won't seek re-election.
Ron Paul on Geraldo Rivera's radio show earlier today
People have left hands and right hands, left feet and right feet, even left brains and right brains. So it is natural to use left-right thinking to sort out many of the problems we face every day. The political class of course uses this dichotomous tendency of ours to control and steer the majority of people into two (apparently) different but equally easy-to-manage groups. The minority that chooses to overcome this divide is said to exist somewhere in the center of this great political expanse.
The UP Party seeks to transcend outdated left-center-right thinking with the recognition of two previously unrecognized options - up, and down.
And how to recognize politically up or politically down people?
Judge Halts Bloomberg's Sugar Drink Ban, Calls It Illegal, Arbitrary And Capricious 3-11-13
Just hitting the tape ahead of tomorrow's scheduled hit of Bloomberg's ban on "large sugary drinks:"
- Judge invalidates New York City's ban on large sugary drinks; ban had been scheduled to take effect tomorrow.
- Judge says sugar drink limit "illegal"
- Judge finds ban to be arbitrary and capricious.
Zero Hedge: Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban
March 11, 2013
A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.
In 2010 a German family was granted Asylum in the US because they were not allowed to homeschool their children in Germany. Now the Obama administration wants to deport them. Get ready, US! If homeschooling isn't a right anymore, how long will it take until everyone in the US has to go through 12 years of brainwashing?
Check this out for a short overview:
And here you can read the full story: