"Ron Paul's supporters stake last hopes on Nebraska"
"A post on The Daily Paul, a website devoted to the libertarian-thinking congressman, is urging people to show up at the Nebraska GOP meeting in Grand Island on July 14 and gives tips on how to make a difference on behalf of their candidate."
[...and Detroit says they can't build an efficient electric car???]
Detroit Electric was founded by William C. Anderson of the Anderson Carriage Company in 1907. At the time, Detroit Electric was not the company name, just the brand name for Anderson's new electric car. The original Detroit looked more like a sleigh (or the Curved Dash Olds) than what we might normally think of as an antique car.
By 1907, gasoline automobiles were outpacing electrics in sales, but electrics were holding their own. (And as late as 1899 and 1900, electrics outsold both gasoline and steam automobiles.) It was a real battle - gasoline automobiles were cheap to make, cheap to run, and gasoline could be delivered anywhere a wagon could go. Electrics were expensive, heavy, required charging stations, and could only be driven in areas that had electricity--something not available in many rural communities. However, electrics were quiet and didn't spew out noxious fumes, and more importantly had one thing gasoline vehicles did not--a self-starter.
We have been hesitant to ask for help. Indeed, some forms of help are probably not helpful in our state. But, if you're interested in helping us, the Republican Liberty Caucus-Nebraska has been bearing the brunt of the costs associated with the Convention--hospitality suites, printing costs, etc. We're pretty well tapped out, and we've got another week to go before the convention, and the establishment folks will probably throw some new things at us that will require us to spend MORE money.
If you want to help, we have a means for you to chip in, and it will go right into our account. https://secure.piryx.com/donate/u475pJ4h/RLCNE/conventions No PayPal, but credit/debit cards and eChecks are accepted.
Some of the actions we take in the next week will be dependent on having the means to finance them.
Laura Ebke, Chair
Republican Liberty Caucus-NE
Ron Paul is not alone in his support for decriminalizing marijuana. Texas Democrats have joined the Lake Jackson Republican — and an ever-growing list of state political parties — who endorse decriminalization of pot.
More than 50 percent of Americans are in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana, according to recent polls.
Texas Democrats say they’re motivated by a desire to prevent drug-related crime. Legalization or decriminalization, they say, will remove the power of selling marijuana from street gangs and drug cartels, which will reduce crime.
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 7/9/12: On Fractional Reserve Banking and Taxpayer Insured Deposits
I sent the Rachal Maddow piece to Carol Paul & pleaded with her & Ron to go to Nebraska so that everything would be on the up & up. I'm going to paraphrase her response here, because I didn't ask her permission to repost. She essentially said,that they didn't go to Iowa because they had a plan, and that the plan worked. They can't go to states, like Nebraska, where they aren't invited, it could just cause more trouble. They want to just do what's right for each individual state. She said that the GOP said there won't be 5 states, and that means backroom dealings.
All Nebraska Delegates Need to Follow Maine's Template + Challenge the Voting Machines + Call in the SheriffSubmitted by LadyHawk on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:01
The meeting in Grand Island on July 14 is going to be a showdown. Below is a 3-step template, offered by jz4Maine (with an added suggestions from Tumbleweed Steve and Sunny), as the following strategy proved to be successful in Maine under similar circumstances:
1. Meet the night before so everyone will be on the same page and will be able to vote for the endorsed delegate including convention chair. (Sunny says: "We got every damn delegate we could elect to be a RP Delegate + the majority in the committees.")
2. Get there several hours before the convention. We had donuts and breakfast in the parking lot! there were people there up to 6 hours early! the reason is you want to have Paul supporters in the door and registered before ANYONE else so you can avoid being caught in line. We had the first 200-300 people in line.
3. First thing, you have to VOTE FOR THE CONVENTION CHAIR They must elect one and you must put forward someone to run for that position. They tried to put forward their own convention chair in Maine without a vote but they were thwarted with a point of order! Stay sharp and show up in force! (Sunny adds: "The key is to get as many RP delegates to the convention as humanly possible and get a RP Delegate as Chair. Once you got that you're golden.")
PS: Don't let 'em use voting machines to count delegate votes. Get expert advice on how to motion for a hand count or a paper ballot count with objective supervision. Specific guidelines on this issue are being collected at: http://www.dailypaul.com/243768/need-to-address-the-rented-v...
PSS: Maine also had 2 Parliamentarians on the stage to help Brent (the RP Chair), and Brent conferred with them often. Brent was fair all the way, and that sealed the deal. BTW: The Maine GOP paid for this:
Parliamentarian, Thomas J. "Burke" Balch
The man co-wrote the latest Roberts Rules of Order.
PPPS: Where Nebraska GOP Executive Director, Jordan McGrain has already announced that he has hired security to quash any disruptions, Tumbleweed Steve suggests hiring the County Sheriff.
Tumbleweed Steve says:
"WE all know that the county sheriff holds all of the constitutional power. I think that if I were a Ron Paul supporter in Nebraska I would be going to have a talk with the county sheriff where this convention is being held, and take him a copy of some sheriff Mack literature so he understands his job according to the Constitution...then offer to hire some of his off-duty fellers as security to counter whatever the power mongers of the state GOP have decided to put in place."
Hall County Sheriff (General Offices)
111 Public Safety Drive
Grand Island, NE 68801
So, the key is to get as many RP delegates to the convention as possible. Maine won with just "4" votes -- "4" votes! -- in spite of all the establishments' shenanigans. Here is a video from Maine to watch and study. There is no such thing as being overly prepared:
In a recent column, “Can The World Survive Washington’s Hubris,” I promised to examine whether the US economy will collapse before Washington in its pursuit of world hegemony brings us into military confrontation with Russia and China. This is likely to be an ongoing subject on this site, so this column will not be the final word.
Washington has been at war since October, 2001, when President George W. Bush concocted an excuse to order the US invasion of Afghanistan....
A report that the Pentagon has budgeted $40 million to lay a fiber-optic cable from Florida to the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba is an indication of Washington’s plans to maintain its infamous detention camp there indefinitely.
“It only makes sense to do if we’re going to be here for any period of time,” Navy Capt. Kirk Hibbert, the outgoing base commander, told the Miami Herald, whose reporter Carol Rosenberg broke the story on the planned cable.
Shift taxes? Increase taxes? Tax the rich? Impose new taxes? Use the tax code to influence public policy? What kind of libertarian tax reform plan is this? How about reduce, cut, eliminate, and abolish taxes? Not deductions, not exemptions, not credits, not shelters, not loopholes — taxes.
Two specific tax reform plans that some libertarians have fallen for are the Flat Tax and the FairTax. Both plans promise to invigorate the economy, increase employment, and raise everyone's standard of living. Neither one is true to its name; neither one is an incremental step toward overall lower taxes. Both are fraught with problems and contradictions; both are revenue-neutral plans that would fund the federal government at the same obscene level that it is now.
Natural, organic items grab bigger share in supermarkets
By Michelle Pemberton, Gannett
In recent years, the grocery industry has seen sales of Natural and organic food double in supermarkets such as Kroger.
This isn't some exotic, hippy supermarket au natural. This is Kroger, one of the largest mainstream grocers in the nation.
"Used to be this was all very faddish," said Gregg Proctor, who heads up natural foods for Kroger's central division, which includes Indiana. "Not anymore. We're adding new items constantly because if we don't get it when it comes out, our competition will." [Click through for more.]
This is my first post on here. This morning I watched Penn Gillette take on Sean Hannity and was less than impressed. I wish Penn had been prepared to better expose the many and sundry ways the Republican establishment has grown government similarly to the big government Democrats and help the viewers understand that there's no difference between the two as far as individual liberty is concerned: they're both against it.
So the article below was forwarded to me this morning and I took a look. I think this is helpful for liberty lovers to understand how much even average Republican voters are increasingly swayed by big government arguments. The poisonous government handouts are achieving their mind-corrupting effects, even among those who have typically preferred smaller government: