176 votes

Fmr. Marine Arrested By FBI For Patriotic Facebook Posts! Share Everywhere!

Just in on the Josh Tolley Show. Interview with mom. He talked about how the Govt. lies. Was not read his rights; sent to a psych hospital.

http://youtu.be/YaE5zChbC5w

Arrest video below:

92 votes

Then They Came For Me (2012)

Then They Came For Me (2012)

Adapted from the original (First they came...) by Rev. Martin Niemoller (1937).

First they came for the pot smokers, illegally searching and seizing contraband from their private automobiles at these so called “License Check Points,” by non uniformed, military fatigue wearing police officers, who used threats and coercions to obtain permission to search. But I said nothing, because I'm not an illegal drug user!

77 votes

Ron Paul: The #1 speaker missing from Tampa GOP Convention

Blaze Article About Convention Speakers is Fairly Pro-Paul

A Blaze article outlining who is and isn't speaking at the RNC Convention seems pretty pro-Paul.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/here-are-3-notable-snubs-fro...

Perhaps they also need to be reminded of the collusion between the Romney camp and the RNC to keep Paul's delegates out and keep him off the ballot. Romney's silence on this violence and corruption is tacit approval of it.

96 votes

Heads Up: Will They Try to Take Away Ron Paul Signs at Convention? Plan Well.

Had a conversation with an indie reporter last night who was at the 2004 Democratic Convention, reporting the kinds of things that don't make it onto TV. He said in order to preserve an appearance of monolithic unity the Kerry people were taking away other primary candidates' signs even before Kerry was officially nominated, so they wouldn't be caught by the television cameras.

They didn't want the cameras to catch a whiff of the fact that there was or had been anyone else in the race.

Therefore we need to have our signs in a number of formats, including roll-up which will fit into a pants leg or tucked under your shirt.

Prepare for them to play dirty. We have every right to display Paul signs before the final nomination vote is over and there is an OFFICIAL nominee, not the railroad train they are trying to assume.

54 votes

Ron Paul Campaign Cash On Hand $2,497,183

The new FEC report (July financials) has just been posted.
If you wish to see all the detail, here it is:
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00495820/80522...

With $2,497,183 on hand at the end of July, looks like there is plenty of money to help the delegates.

31 votes

Paul vs Obama Poll #2 Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

19 August 2012

Contact:
James L Rushing
jameslrushing@cox.net

Ron Paul Can Beat Obama And Romney Can't

A national Pulse Opinion Research poll conducted 14 August 2012, reveals 41% of likely voters would choose Ron Paul over Barack Obama for President.

The average of all the major polls, as reported on RealClearPolitics.com, has Obama leading Romney by 3.5%. Obama leads Romney 237 to 191 in the Electoral College, and InTrade has Obama 57% and Romney 42%. Romney can't beat Obama and Ron Paul can.

80 votes

Maine Delegates Ask Courts for an Injunction!

BELFAST — The battle over whether Maine Republican Party delegates who support Congressman Ron Paul should be allowed to participate in the Republican National Convention in Tampa moved to the courts Friday.

Friday delegates Stavros Mendros, Brent Tweed and Matthew Mcdonald filed a request for an injunction with Belfast Superior Court.

It asks that the court rule against the Republican National Committee and stop its process of investigating whether 21 Paul delegates from Maine were elected legally during the party's state convention in Maine.

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2012/08/17/maine-ron-pa...

162 votes

Reality Check: RNC Rules Committee Can't Follow Its Own Rules!

The RNC Rules Committee has ruled on the case of the Oklahoma Republican state delegates who say the state GOP broke their own rules. (Video)

So what did the Rules Committee decide?

http://youtu.be/i3OZkBiqg4Y

http://www.fox19.com/stor...

107 votes

Let's play a game

This link leads to a video that is not mine. I won't get anything for sharing it, I have no clue who owns it.

Let's play a game where we post it on our social media sites today (8/17/2012) and see how far we can spread it in 7 days. What can we lose?

Call it what you will, spread Dr. Paul's message hard these last days. If the delegates vote by their conscience, history can be made in Tampa. I believe it, you should too. Collectively we are a force to be reckoned with... let's start acting like it again! Ready... set... GO!

http://youtu.be/0CGCe3XOVys

24 votes

At America's Biggest Drone Show, The Focus Shifts Toward Domestic Skies

How a defense-based industry is preparing to fill the home skies with robots

By Clay Dillow | PopSci

If you want to know what the future looks like, sit down and have a talk with Roy Minson. He’s the senior vice president and general manager of unmanned aircraft systems at Aerovironment, the manufacturer of nearly 85 percent of the Department of Defense’s unmanned aircraft fleet--not the Reapers and Predators that so often make headlines, but small aerial systems that make up the vast majority of the DoD’s 7,000 strong unmanned aircraft fleet. That is to say, business with the defense sector is good at Aerovironment. But today Minson is talking almost exclusively about non-military applications for the company’s hardware--him, and just about everybody else at the nation’s largest robotic systems show.

That’s partially because I’m peppering him with questions about civilian drone applications, but our conversation was bound to wander in this direction. The DoD certainly isn’t going anywhere, but defense spending cuts hang over this place like the sword of Damocles. The term for next year’s mandated defense spending cuts, “sequestration,” can be overheard around the exhibit hall here at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s annual North American trade show like some kind of new and derogatory slang.

Read more: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-08/americas-bi...

67 votes

Paul Ryan's ATROCIOUS Record on Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Update. I had posted this, and had not yet seen that Ben Swann had produced a video and called Congressman Ryan out on the same illogical quote (you will see it below). But, it goes to show, Americans are starting to wake up. My post:

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I am sure Congressman Ryan is a nice guy. However, his voting record on items related to the Constitution and civil liberties, is anything but nice.

I am sure the congressman is good with his own money, even while, as a "conservative", he had no problem taking by force $800 Billion of the taxpayer's money and distributing it to all the millionaires at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and friends.

In fact, the congressman is on record on the house floor...begging for TARP to be passed. Here was his quote from the floor that day: "Madame speaker, this bill [TARP] offends my principles. But I am going to vote for this bill, in order to preserve my principles, in order to preserve this free enterprise system."

Huh?

37 votes

Daily Oklahoman Editorial: Ron Paul Backers Need to Give up the fight

Their reasoning? Since the RNC denied our complaint, obviously our complaint lacks any merit...

Paul's backers continue to seek the replacement of the Oklahoma delegation to the Republican National Convention with a pro-Paul group. They insist procedural rules were broken at the state convention, contending a standing vote of delegates was improper and a paper-ballot vote required.

To most, that's a difference without much distinction. That's likely why the Republican National Committee rejected the request to change delegates.

Show them some love:

Read more: http://newsok.com/ron-paul-backers-need-to-face-reality-and-...

42 votes

Footage Of Michigan Police Shooting Homeless Man Over 30 Times

Three days before Independence Day, Milton Hall died in a fusillade of police gunfire outside a strip mall. He had been arguing with officers in a parking lot next to a shuttered Chinese restaurant when he was shot, in full view of passing motorists and while he was holding some sort of knife. Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael Thomas said later that the squad of police confronting him opened fire "because apparently, at this point in time, he was threatening to assault police." Thomas' office and the Michigan State Police are investigating Hall's death. Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff said Hall was "known to be an assaultive person" with "a long history" of contacts with law enforcement, "not only with police from our department but with the county. You decide...

http://youtu.be/4W-Wo7xaSv0

73 votes

General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy - Again

Forbes: President Obama is proud of his bailout of General Motors. That’s good, because, if he wins a second term, he is probably going to have to bail GM out again. The company is once again losing market share, and it seems unable to develop products that are truly competitive in the U.S. market.

Right now, the federal government owns 500,000,000 shares of GM, or about 26% of the company. It would need to get about $53.00/share for these to break even on the bailout, but the stock closed at only $20.21/share on Tuesday. This left the government holding $10.1 billion worth of stock, and sitting on an unrealized loss of $16.4 billion.

Right now, the government’s GM stock is worth about 39% less than it was on November 17, 2010, when the company went public at $33.00/share. However, during the intervening time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by almost 20%, so GM shares have lost 49% of their value relative to the Dow.

Continue reading at Forbes:

20 votes

No Criminal Case Is Likely in Loss at MF Global

Surprise surprise. Looks like the politically well-connected Corzine is off the hook for criminal charges.

Now they're going to interview him and no doubt that will be used to "crackdown on loopholes in regulation". In other words, they'll use this to build a case for more regulation that favors the crony capitalist types. Heck, maybe they'll even appoint Corzine commissioner of some oversight committee!

A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of about $1 billion in customer money is now heading into its final stage without charges expected against any top executives.

After 10 months of stitching together evidence on the firm’s demise, criminal investigators are concluding that chaos and porous risk controls at the firm, rather than fraud, allowed the money to disappear, according to people involved in the case.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/no-criminal-case-is-l...

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