Chinese firms leave US stock markets amid complaints about price, accounting scrutiny
By Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) -- Just a few years after Chinese companies lined up to sell shares on Wall Street, a growing number are reversing course and pulling out of U.S. exchanges.
How’s this for a conspiracy of silence? With less than three months to go until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have successfully avoided saying almost anything about America’s war in Afghanistan. Remember that war? You will at some point, however little the two candidates talk about it.
You can make your own guesses about why the candidates have said so little about Afghanistan—their positions are virtually identical, the economy is more important, etc. My own guess: neither of them knows what to do about the place. In a mere twenty-eight months, the United States is scheduled to stop fighting, and every day brings new evidence that the Afghan state that is supposed to take over is a failing, decrepit enterprise.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/08/have-o...
You’ve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO — cheerful, defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romney’s bold masterstroke in tapping Paul Ryan as his running mate, and turning the 2012 presidential race into a serious, far-reaching debate about budgets and the nation’s future.
Don’t buy it.
Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people aren’t being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan that has only a modest chance of going right — and a huge chance of going horribly wrong.
In more than three dozen interviews with Republican strategists and campaign operatives — old hands and rising next-generation conservatives alike — the most common reactions to Ryan ranged from gnawing apprehension to hair-on-fire anger that Romney has practically ceded the election.
You know every time I would feel down about the campaign I would come to Daily Paul. Every single time I would find a video or an inspirational story that would put me right back into Freedom Fighting mode. I would like to return the favor. Iv'e been projecting images all over Las Vegas and the reactions have been incredible.
If you use Instagram my ID is s1ckqu3d
If you do not use Instagram you can view them at this link:
[ The Guardian UK ] - Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate, sold stock in US banks on the same day he attended a confidential meeting where top level officials disclosed the sector was heading for a deep crisis.
The congressman is facing questions about whether he profited from information gleaned from the meeting on 18 September 2008 when Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, then treasury secretary Hank Paulson and others outlined their fears for the banking sector.
Public records show that on the same day, Ryan sold stock in troubled banks including Wachovia and Citigroup and bought shares in Goldman Sachs, Paulson's old employer and a bank that had been disclosed to be stronger than many of its rivals. The sale was not illegal at the time.
Not long after the meeting, Wachovia's already troubled share price went into free fall. It plunged 39% on the afternoon of 26 September alone as investors worried the bank would collapse. It was eventually taken over by Wells Fargo for $15bn, a fraction of its former value.
Continue reading at The Guardian UK
As Congressman Paul Ryan cracked a joke about him, Tom Nielsen found himself face down on the floor being handcuffed by police. The 71-year-old retired plumber from Kenosha was thrown to the ground, placed in handcuffs, and arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest after objecting to Ryan’s plans to gut Social Security and Medicare during his congressman’s only public appearance scheduled during the August recess — a $15 Rotary Club luncheon in West Allis on Tuesday.
Update: Second video from the same event:
17 August Update:
The Poll #2 results have been posted here:
Give our Ron Paul Republican activists and Ron Paul Delegates the information they need to show all the RNC Delegates in Tampa that Paul can beat Obama and Romney can't. Please "ChipIn" to fund the Paul vs. Obama Poll #3:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 13 August 2012
Ron Paul Will Not Seek To Be Nominated From The Floor, Because The DELEGATES Seek To Nominate Ron Paul From The Floor.Submitted by telepathic on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 15:48
Jesse Benton's comment, "Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor" has stirred a lot confusion among the DPers.
This is understandable, but at the same time EVERYBODY has to remember that the only important thing is to understand that it is the DELEGATES that seek to nominate Ron Paul from the floor.
It is not the job of Ron Paul, but of the delegates. Everything else is distraction. PERIOD!
This is well understood by the highest Up-Voted comments on this thread "Benton: ‘Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor.’":
PRESS NOTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National GOP keeps Maine Delegates in Limbo
Augusta, Maine, August 10, 2012 – Governor Paul LePage has declared his intentions to boycott the Republican National Convention, taking place in Tampa later this month, if Maine’s rightfully elected delegation is not seated.
LePage’s statement is in response to the recent contest against the Maine Delegation filed by Jan Staples and Peter Cianchette, which aims to unseat 40 elected delegates and alternates and replace them with delegates that support Mitt Romney.
Conservative talk show host, Ray Richardson, reported on Friday morning, “The Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, in a conversation five minutes ago said that if they do not seat the Maine Delegation at the RNC, he will not go. These folks need to be seated.”
The Romney campaign is making a major effort to reach out to the Tea Party, grassroots conservative activists, and Ron Paul’s libertarian supporters. They’ve not only invited Rand Paul to speak at the Tampa convention, they’ve also scheduled a “Tribute to Ron Paul” video to be shown to the delegates. However, these are mere crumbs: the video is not likely to highlight Paul’s more interesting positions, such as his vociferous opposition to the American empire and its endless wars.
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Imagine Tea Party extremists seizing control of a South Carolina town and the Army being sent in to crush the rebellion. This farcical vision is now part of the discussion in professional military circles.
At issue is an article in the respected Small Wars Journal titled “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A ‘Vision’ of the Future.” It was written by retired Army Col. Kevin Benson of the Army's University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Jennifer Weber, a Civil War expert at the University of Kansas. It posits an “extremist militia motivated by the goals of the ‘tea party’ movement” seizing control of Darlington, S.C., in 2016, “occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council and placing the mayor under house arrest.” The rebels set up checkpoints on Interstate 95 and Interstate 20 looking for illegal aliens. It’s a cartoonish and needlessly provocative scenario.
Continue at The Washington Times
Like so many that I speak to, very few people know that there are a bunch of what's called "run off" primaries taking place before the General Election on November 6th.
That means everyone needs to get off their arse and vote "liberty candidates" into office so we can change the playing field in the country that has bent and broken the rules against us.
On Tuesday 8/14/12 people in Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut hava a chance to pull the rug out from under the status quo because the sheeple are only motivated to go vote in the big elections. Below I've collected names of liberty candidates from different sources. I suggest voting for these people, but nothing trumps your own research. I don't know it all and someone's definition of a "liberty candidate" may differ from yours.
Oklahoma delegates filed a challenge to the RNC Committee on Contests over the election of at-large delegates and at-large alternates at the State Convention. It was put forward by 13 people who were credentialed delegates to the Oklahoma State Convention. Some of these had already been elected National Delegates and Alternates at Congressional District Conventions.
Yahoo News - A man whose jet ski failed him in New York's Jamaica Bay swam to John F. Kennedy airport, where he was easily able to penetrate the airport $100 million, state-of-the art security system.
Daniel Casillo, 31, was able to swim up to and enter the airport grounds on Friday night, past an intricate system of motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras designed to to safeguard against terrorists, authorities said. "I think he should be given dinner and a bottle of champagne for showing us our faults," said Nicholas Casale, an NYPD veteran and former MTA deputy security director for counterterrorism.
Instead, Casillo was arrested after the incredible adventure that has stunned security officials.
Continue reading at Yahoo News
Remember though all those pat downs and radiation screenings are making us safer....(Sarcastic tone intended)
Related: Rick Steves on Iran: Americans NEED to see this video