9 votes

Romney Blames Loss on Obama's “Gifts” to Blacks, Latinos & Young People

“Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.” - Richard Armour

Liberty Crier: Mitt Romney, in the wake of his embarrassing defeat, committed yet another major faux pas, telling his donors that Obama won the election because he gave “gifts” to specific groups of donors, particularly minority groups, with an emphasis on Latino voters, blacks, and young women.

In a conference call on Wednesday, Romney told his top contributors that Obama was able to sway voters in his direction with large financial gifts. According to a report by Ashley Parker of the New York Times [video], Romney was able to specifically point out those “gifts” by each group:

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said, in reference to blacks, Latinos, and young voters.

14 votes

Pentagon Revises Estimate: Taking Syria’s Chemical Weapons Requires 75,000 Troops

It hasn’t even happened, but the speculative US invasion and occupation of Syria is getting bigger and bigger, with the Pentagon revising August estimates about a plan to seize Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal up, saying now that they would require 75,000 troops.

That’s a significant increase over August, when they estimated 50,000 to 60,000 troops were needed for this mission, which officials continue to insist they are preparing for the possibility of launching.

Continue:
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/11/15/pentagon-revises-estimate...

37 votes

Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy.

From the Department of Labor press release this morning:

201 votes

Video Update: Ron Paul on C-SPAN's Washington Journal

Thanks to DPer Shawker for the YouTube:

http://youtu.be/4n6gXbqIWDE

Here is the video from C-SPAN: http://www.c-spanvideo.or...

7:45am Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Foreign Affairs Committee Member @RepRonPaul

Topic: Congressman Paul will discuss fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress as well as the latest developments in Libya. Rep. Paul is a member of the foreign affairs committee, which will hold a hearing on Benghazi Thursday, “Benghazi and Beyond: What Went Wrong on September 11, 2012 and How to Prevent it from Happening at other Frontline Posts.”

http://www.c-span.org/Eve...

63 votes

Washington Times: Ron Paul Revolution: GOP’s last best hope

Some argue that Ron Paul was never relevant, that he was simply a gadfly who never accomplished anything legislatively. Others, myself included, argue that maybe, just maybe, the Ron Paul Revolution is the last best hope for saving the GOP from oblivion.

As I walk through airports, ride in taxis and meet people in large cities — people of color, working-class people, people with tattoos, people in overalls, people with piercings and even, at times, people in suits — I am amazed at the diversity of folks who come up and say how much they admire Ron Paul.

At rallies around the country, from the liberal bastion of Berkeley, Calif., where 8,000 students came to an event, to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, kids from all over the political spectrum came to listen to Ron Paul.

101 votes

Rand Paul holds up NDAA bill over indefinite detention amendment

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is holding up consideration of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill over an amendment he plans to offer that would require a jury trial for Americans detained in terrorism investigations.

A Paul spokeswoman said the senator wants “an agreement in principle to get a vote” on the amendment, which would likely produce some fireworks on the floor.

51 votes

Alex Jones 11-15-12: Secessionist Movement, Draft Ron Paul to Restore the Republic

Link for entire program thanks to Thimbleberry
Alex Jones Show: Thursday (11-15-12) Edwin Vieira Jr. & Lew Rockwell

http://youtu.be/EFd5r3H3Bn4

Alex Jones will break down what the exploding secessionist movement really means and the federal government's plan to crush the states and sideline their rights guaranteed under the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment. Constitutional lawyer Edwin Vieira, Jr. will examine the different angles on the burgeoning movement and Alex will give you the key to true secession and how it can lead to true restoration of the Republic. We will also cover the historic farewell speech by Rep. Ron Paul on this Thursday, November 15 edition of the Alex Jones Show.

52 votes

Hundreds of marijuana possession cases already dismissed in Washington

(NaturalNews) There is a legal showdown brewing between the federal government and two states whose residents voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana earlier this month, as local prosecutors in one of those states - Washington - have already begun dismissing hundreds of cases involving persons who were caught with the illegal substance prior to Election Day.

Prosecutors in King County - which includes the cities of Seattle and Bellevue - and Pierce County, directly to the south, have dismissed more than 220 misdemeanor pot cases following voter approval Nov. 6 of Initiative 502, or I-502, which makes possession of one ounce of marijuana legal after Dec. 6. Though technically the law does not take effect for a couple more weeks, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided to apply I-502 retroactively.

29 votes

Yes, the FBI and CIA can read your email. Here's how

The U.S. government -- and likely your own government, for that matter -- is either watching your online activity every minute of the day through automated methods and non-human eavesdropping techniques, or has the ability to dip in as and when it deems necessary -- sometimes with a warrant, sometimes without.

Gen. David Petraeus, the former head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, resigned over the weekend after he was found to have engaged in an extra-marital affair. What caught Petraeus out was, of all things, his usage of Google's online email service, Gmail.

This has not only landed the former CIA chief in hot water but has ignited the debate over how, when, and why governments and law enforcement agencies are able to access ordinary citizens' email accounts, even if they are the head of the most powerful intelligence agency in the world.

More: http://www.zdnet.com/yes-...

59 votes

New Video: I, Pencil, The Movie

The classic essay by Leonard Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education is now a movie. It shows how millions of people under no state coercion or central planning work together to create a pencil:

http://youtu.be/IYO3tOqDISE

62 votes

Peter Schiff: Do you have a College Degree?

And you ride a bike for a living and owe how much?

Peter Schiff asks the victims of our benevolent government if they have a college degree, what they're doing now, and how much they owe.

Just more proof of why people should not buy into the debt ridden psychology of "you need a college degree." College degrees produced in mass quantities is no different than printing money. The more people with degrees there are, the more worthless the degree becomes. We need jobs without debt and a free economy in a deflationary environment that even allows a biker to live just fine on his earned wages.

Want cheaper education? Get government out of education and eliminate the guaranteed student loans, but we all know that here at the DP ;)

Video:

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