28 votes

Anybody Here Ever Read Dicken's "A Tale of Two Cities"?

I would highly suggest everyone read/watch A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Many (or most) of the American peeps appear to have refused to go the way of Jesus/Gandhi/MLK/Ron Paul so guess what that means?....

Excerpt from the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only....

27 votes

Unproductive Congress skips town. Earliest pre-election exit by Congress since 1960

Actually this is probably a good thing. If we're lucky maybe they will never return.

WASHINGTON — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them.

The Senate closed the Capitol not long after sending President Barak Obama a spending bill that will make sure the government won't shut down Oct. 1, the start of the new budget year. The measure passed early Saturday by a 62-30 vote.

Left behind for a postelection session is a pile of unfinished business on the budget and taxes, farm policy and legislation to save the Postal Service from insolvency.

MORE|SOURCE:
http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/sep/22/unproduct...

39 votes

"Confessions of an Economic Hitman"

I you have not seen this it is worth a watch. There were cuts from this interview used in the the Zeitgeist movies. Enjoy.

http://youtu.be/aqIHKWd9rSc

71 votes

GALLUP: U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

September 21, 2012
U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High
Fewer Americans closely following political news now than in previous election years
by Lymari Morales

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.

read more http://www.gallup.com/poll/157589/distrust-media-hits-new-hi...

93 votes

PLEASE Tell Your Senator to Let Me Keep My Parental Rights Over My Disabled Son TODAY!

DPers, you know me as someone who has been fighting hard to expose the corruption in the GOP and in government to help save this country. Well, I do it because I have a vaccine injured son, and it was government corruption that gave him that brain injury. Now the all holy government is moving to take MY PARENTAL RIGHTS TO MY OWN CHILD away from me and from every other parent of a child with disabilities.

PLEASE read and call and SHARE EVERYWHERE. And call Derbin and Harkin and ask them what the hell they are doing trying to get this treaty passed!:

September 21, 2012
Urgent Alert from Michael Farris of ParentalRights.org:

Last night around 9:45, Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Harkin (D-IA) tried to get the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified on the Senate floor in a maneuver that can only be called a sneak attack.

Without notice, they asked for Unanimous Consent to ratify the treaty immediately. If an alert Senator who opposes the treaty had not been present, they would have likely succeeded.

Fortunately, Senator Mike Lee (R) of Utah was present and objected, stalling it for today.

94 votes

It Passed! House Bill (HR 5912): To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Political Parties.

On C-SPAN today (9-19-12) a member of Congress proposed a bill (HR 5912) which would do away with federal tax dollars funding political conventions.

Presently the RNC and DNC get what are called "federal matching funds" of around 50 MILLIION dollars each to fund their fancy conventions (where they can cheat).

But they shouldn't get a penny as they are PRIVATE organizations.

And I'll bet the Libertarians or any other 3rd party doesn't get funding like this with our tax money. It's only the 2 major parties with the control over congress.

181 votes

Libertarians File Antitrust Suit Against Democrats, Republicans & Commission on Presidential Debates

Breaking news: The Gary Johnson/Judge Jim Gray Campaign has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Democrats, Republicans, & the Commission on Presidential Debates for antitrust and anticompetitive acts. The voters deserve competition!

https://www.facebook.com/JudgeJimGrayLPVP/posts/526500074031484

Press Release below:

30 votes

Narco dollars for Beginners: How the Money Works in the Illicit Drug Trade - Catherine Austin Fitts

Reading an article here on the DP about real estate by Catherine Austin Fitts, I found a link in the comments section at the site of the original article which lead me to this article on illicit drug money. Don't miss the explanation of how the drug money affects the economy.

October 24, 2001

Narcodollars for Beginners: How the Money Works in the Illicit Drug Trade

Part I in a Series by Catherine Austin Fitts

112 votes

Proof: 6 Delegations Officially Submitting Their Ron Paul Nomination Forms to the Secretary of the RNC

6 Delegations Officially Submitting Their Ron Paul Nomination Forms to the Secretary of the RNC

http://youtu.be/hXZ9kzIvokY

38 votes

Ron Paul Campaign Has $2,011,622 Cash on Hand at End August

Here's the link to the latest FEC report that was filed yesterday for the period of 8/1 - 8/31. Those interested can see all of the itemized receipts and disbursements as well as the summary:

http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00495820/811125/

27 votes

Forbes: Cody Wilson's 3D-Printable Gun Project Hits Its Fundraising Goal Despite Being Booted Off Indiegogo!

Pix: Cody Wilson with his AK-47, which he has named "Individual Mandate."

3D-Printable Gun Project Hits Its Fundraising Goal Despite Being Booted Off Indiegogo

Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff | 9/20/2012 @ 9:49AM |3,025 views

A firearm anyone can download and print in their own home may be the most controversial application yet of consumer 3D printing. But some gunlovers, it seems, want to see it happen badly enough to put their wallets behind it.

This week, the so-called Wiki Weapon Project, an initiative that aims to design and build the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun, met its goal of raising $20,000 from Internet donors, according to the group’s spokesperson, University of Texas law student Cody Wilson. That’s about ten times the amount the project had managed to raise through the crowdsourced fundraising site Indiegogo when the donation platform summarily booted the printable gun project from its website last month and refunded the group’s pool of contributions to donors.

44 votes

Politico: Ron Paul Campaign's Bu$y August

"Ron Paul’s presidential hopes have long been over, but he’s still spending cash like a candidate.

Paul spent more than $588,000 in August to fund a range of activities and initiatives, from travel to consultants to maintaining a sizable staff, new federal financial disclosures show.

His presidential campaign ended August with more than $2 million in reserve, even taking in about $103,000 worth of contributions for the month, his report indicates.

That stands in stark contrast to fellow GOP also-rans Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, both of whom continue to carry seven-figure debt from their presidential runs.

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