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55 votes

70 Year Old Non-Criminal Austin Man Killed When Defending Himself from Disarmament

I suppose this is what we have to look forward to when they come to disarm us.


Even at 70, John Schaefer still wore his Austin High School class ring.

He was a proud longtime Austin resident, Victoria Schaefer, his daughter-in-law, said Saturday. He would call his only son at the crack of dawn each year and wake him up to wish him happy birthday.

And he was dedicated to his mother, who shared a duplex with him on Lanshire Drive until her death almost two years ago.

20 votes

Hugo Chavez: Dead Tuesday in Caracas at 4:25

From the AP:

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.

134 votes

Holder Confirms: President Can Use Lethal Force Against Americans on US Soil

By Adam Serwer | Tue Mar. 5, 2013 | Mother Jones

Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil—but only in "an extraordinary circumstance," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Tuesday.

"The U.S. Attorney General's refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes on American citizens and on American soil is more than frightening," Paul said Tuesday. "It is an affront the constitutional due process rights of all Americans."

165 votes

RARE! Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul Rockin' an AR15! No Really! From 1989.

Just when you thought our favorite septuagenarian couldn't get any more cool-er, he makes (made) an ad with an AR15, in hand! Paul 2nd Amendment 1989:

Is the right to firearms really essential? Doctor and Congressman Ron Paul reminds us that freedom to defend yourself is natural and proper.

42 votes

Marines' 'Poster Boy' for Suicide Prevention Kills Self

And in case you are wondering...

"He tried everything," said his best friend Jake Wood, a fellow Marine. "He tried the medication..."

Stop the Pharmacide.

44 votes

Rope Swing.

To hell with the crumbling world for a moment..

Try and have fun on this earth before you're worm food.

All the best.

48 votes

Ron Paul: Push change ‘any way you can’

Three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul called on political leaders to ignore traditional party platforms to find lasting policy solutions.

The former Republican congressman and self-described libertarian told the packed Lisner Auditorium crowd that crossing party lines was crucial to steering the country in a new direction.

63 votes

No Budget Cuts Here: US Boosts War Role in Africa

On the first full business day that the "sequester cuts" are to hit the nation, the following article appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. Boosts War Role in Africa
American Drones Help French Target Militants in Mali, as Chad Claims Killings

Wall Street Journal | March 4, 2012

The U.S. is markedly widening its role in the stepped up French-led military campaign against extremists in Mali, providing sensitive intelligence that pinpoints militant targets for attack, U.S. and allied officials disclosed.

28 votes

Masked Cops Raid Home of Terminally Ill Medical Marijuana Patient

By Steph Sherer | Huffington Post via Alternet

Earlier this week, while more than 200 citizen lobbyists were meeting face-to-face with their Congressional legislators in Washington, D.C. to change federal policy on medical cannabis, a series of events occurred in Florida, making that state the next political battleground on this issue.

On Monday, a Miami Herald article cited a recent poll indicating 81 percent of Florida voters said approve of doctors recommending cannabis to patients, with only 14 percent opposed. As many as 70 percent of voters said they supported a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical cannabis, a full 10 points higher than what Florida requires to pass such amendments.

38 votes

Justin Amash: Young Libertarians Should Work Inside the GOP

There is quite the debate going on in the liberty movement as to whether or not libertarians should partner with conservatives and/or Republicans to advance their beliefs. This was part of a discussion that I had with David Boaz, who explained that libertarians could work with conservatives on fiscal issues, but was “uncomfortable” with defining the movement to include conservatives.

9 votes

Aspirin Use Linked To Blindness In The Elderly

In the largest study of its kind, Australian researchers found that taking Aspirin regularly can put the elderly at a higher risk for an age-related blindness, macular degeneration.

By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 04, 2013 | Medical Daily

An Australian study that looked at 2,389 patients over a period of 15 years showed that regular usage of Aspirin leads to an increase in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Macular degeneration occurs when the light sensitive cells in the back of the eye start dying either because the blood vessels in the back are leaking (wet Macular Degeneration) or when the retina starts to thin and the cells start dying (Dry Macular Degeneration). Smoking is a known factor that contributed to Macular Degeneration.

52 votes

Montana House Votes 98-0 To Approve Anti-NDAA Bill

[The words 'wow' and 'nullification' come to mind.]
Montana House Votes 98-0 To Approve Anti-NDAA Bill
By Nick Sibilla - March 1, 2013

UPDATE: Since this piece was published, the Montana legislature has updated the official vote count as 98-0.

In a huge win for the Bill of Rights, the Montana House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban indefinite detention in Montana by a vote of 97 to 1. Introduced by state Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer, HB 522 would also “prohibit state cooperation with federal officials” who try to enforce the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The lone no vote was cast by Democrat Bob Mehlhoff. HB 522 previously passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously. The bill now heads to the state senate for approval.

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