This fascinating documentary is about 10 minutes of not so ancient history. Many questions in how this crop became obsolete and even illegal today. Would love to see this thread include some real historical facts useful in future 'nullification' action, particularly for southern states devastated by government regulation of the tobacco industry.
Oh just forget about July 4th. No way. Macy’s fireworks on the Hudson? Fuhgeddaboudit!
Mad Max’s Thunderdome? “Two men enter! One man leaves!” Now you’re talkin’.
C-SPAN might just want to change their revenue model in time to catch the fireworks and/or steel-cage death matches that will start in January when Ron Paul takes over as chair of the House Banking Committee that oversees Ben Bernanke and The Federal Reserve. This will be political theater that has the potential to top the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858.
But better than the theater will be Paul’s educational opportunity, if he plays his cards right. That’s a big ‘if’ for sure, but here’s how it could go down: For the first time in the Internet age, in our 24-hour, live-blogging, YouTubing news history, Austrian and Keynesian economics will do battle with live actors and unscripted parts. And for the first time in generations, millions of potential voters (and just possibly including those who get their news from the “big three” networks), will hear a perspective that might as well have invaded from another planet.
John Pilger asks journalists and their editors how it happened that they got the story of the run up to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars so wrong.
The journalists either said they were too gullible, too worried about backlash from the military, their governments, their editors, or the Israelis, or they said they did, indeed, file good repo
Wishing everyone everywhere, and most especially our great big happy Daily Paul family, the joyest of Christmases.
Have a wonderful, peaceful, happy holiday.
Worth remembering on this 234th anniversary. Within a day of its publication in Philadelphia, General Washington ordered it be read to his troops before they crossed the Delaware River on December 25th at 6pm in darkness. While Paine's writing could not feed or shelter the troops, it did serve to improve morale and help them feel a little more tolerant of their current conditions.
The Crisis by Thomas Paine
December 23, 1776
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.
Whether the independence of the continent was declared too soon, or delayed too long, I will not now enter into as an argument; my own simple opinion is, that had it been eight months earlier, it would have been much better. We did not make a proper use of last winter, neither could we, while we were in a dependent state. However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own [NOTE]; we have none to blame but ourselves. But no great deal is lost yet. All that Howe has been doing for this month past, is rather a ravage than a conquest, which the spirit of the Jerseys, a year ago, would have quickly repulsed, and which time and a little resolution will soon recover.
This is all over local news:
I feel a kinship with everyone to whom this site is an important part of their lives.
Since joining the DailyPaul I have learned more here than from a college political science course.
In fact these days I would be quite judgemental of those who teach politics or economics in college.
I might even be able to teach them a few things.
Since first finding out about Dr. Paul a mere 2 years ago I can't believe how much I've learned.
Not only was I apathetic - I was ignorant on many issues.
The ignorance actually lead to apathy for me.
I always was aware of government and knew things weren't quite right, but it wasn't until Dr. Paul taught me the underlying cause...
...our elected officials not following our own law of the land, the Constitution (Even though they had taken an oath to uphold and defend it).
So I just want to ackwnowledge Ron Paul, Michael Nystrom and everyone here who "gets it" because together we ARE changing things in Washington - although slowly.
Progressive Radio talk show host Thom Hartmann talks to Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX, 14th District) on his support for WikiLeaks. The two also talked about the ongoing wars; and Dr. Paul spoke about why he thought fellow fiscal conservatives don't argue for ending the empire and bringing the troops home:
Provided by the Business Insider, Dec. 21, 2010:
2011 will be the year of the municipal default. At least that's what analysts like Meredith Whitney predict, as do bond investors that have been fleeing the muni market.
There are many reasons to be worried. First, the expiration of Build America Bonds will make it harder for cities to raise funds.
Second, city revenues are crashing and keep getting worse. Property taxes haven't reflected the total damage from the housing crash. High joblessness is cutting into city revenues, while increasing costs for services.
The next default could be a major city like Detroit, or it could be one of hundreds of small cities that are on the brink. Did we leave off your ailing city? Let us know in the comments.
San Diego, Ca.
This is really happening.
"There is a bigger, better crusade for Ron Paul to lead, however. It could be implemented NOW, rather than in 50 years. And it wouldn't diminish his effort to expose the Fed and eventually phase it out.
Ron Paul needs to think "Independent Crusade" in the manner of Ross Perot in 1992, which would get him into the National TV Presidential Debates. The importance of this is that it puts Congressman Paul in front of 70 million voters on the major networks. Getting into the Republican nomination debates in primary season (as he did in 2008) only puts him in front of 10 million voters on the cable stations. Running as a Republican nominee is small potatoes. The big prize is the fall Presidential Debates. But only an Independent run can bring this about because Paul is not going to get into those debates as the GOP nominee.
Well he didn't exactly put it that way, but that's basically what he comes out for in this shocking video clip:
"We've got to take a look at what we're considering crimes and that's one of 'em. I'm ... I'm not exactly for the use of drugs, don't get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing it's just, it's costing us a fortune and it's ruining young people.
Happy Holidays DP'ers!
I'm glad I could get this out to you all in time for Christmas! This track, "Ride 'Foreward", will be the opening track to my album, and I would like to dedicate it to The Daly Paul, and all of you Revolutionary American Patriots here at the Daily Paul and in our Freedom Movement! Thanks for your support and all of your own efforts to our cause! You are all truly an inspiration to me personally.
I've finally got iMovie working like new again, after months and months with the Ken Burns' Effect and other editing tools malfunctioning, so this accompanying video is a step or two up in quality compared to my last few videos. I hope you enjoy the experience, and have a very Merry Christmas!
I'm sure you're all aware that Dr. Paul has told the NY Times that the odds are "at least 50-50" that he'll run again for president in 2012! With that news, everyone stay happy, motivated, and focused, and we'll make sure he gets in office this time around!
"Gather all your cavalry horses, Patriots. Ride 'Foreward!"
Forever In Liberty,
- - MoRtiS NoCTu - -
Potential Mont. jurors stage 'mutiny' in pot case
Published: 01:28 p.m., Sunday, December 19, 2010
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Potential jurors staged a "mutiny" during a felony drug case, a Missoula County prosecutor says, and authorities worry the result will be viewed as a game-changer when it comes to future attempts at prosecuting drug cases in Montana.
Nearly all 27 Missoula County residents during the jury selection process on Thursday told District Court Judge Dusty Deschamps there was no way they would convict anybody of having a couple of buds of marijuana.
"I thought, 'Geez, I don't know if we can seat a jury,'" said Deschamps, who called a recess.
Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’
By GWEN FLORIO of the Missoulian missoulian.com | Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 6:30 am
A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week.
Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt.
They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. Never mind that the defendant in question also faced a felony charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs...
Well... though not during the trial itself, nevertheless what this case illustrates is that the Liberty/Freedom fervor still seems to be alive and well, and in full effect, in Montana!