45 votes

Ex US Commander, McChrystal Calls for Reviving The Draft

WASHINGTON — The former US commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, has urged that the draft be reinstated to spread the burden of fighting and to instill a sense of shared civic duty among young Americans.

The country’s all-volunteer force has performed with great skill but after more than a decade of war “we’re running very, very hard and at a certain point you can’t expect it to go forever,” McChrystal said at a conference last month.

65 votes

Romney Struggles to Lock Down Rowdy Delegates (This time not us!)

BuzzFeed: A recent tussle between the Romney campaign and the New York State Republican Party chairman is the latest power struggle over delegates in the Romney campaign’s effort to stage a picture-perfect Republican National Convention.

Representatives of the Romney campaign threatened to prevent New York State party chairman Ed Cox from taking the stage at the national convention in Tampa unless he installed the delegates they'd chosen, sources familiar with the encounter said.

The disagreement comes after months of incidents at state conventions, most recently in Massachusetts, where Ron Paul delegates were required to sign affidavits saying they would vote for Romney. In a host of other states, pro-Romney Republicans have struggled to maintain control of party platforms and delegate slates in the face of insurgent libertarians.

At stake is control of the convention, which the campaign hopes will be an error-free infomercial on Romney’s personal and presidential merits. But conventions are also gatherings of diverse and garrulous local political operatives, each eager for a day in the sun, and the intense focus on the events creates a constant risk of derailment.

Continued at BuzzFeed

56 votes

Bravo, Cenk Uygur! Lethal Presidency: TYT covers Obama's Drone Murder of Al-Awlaki's 16yo Son

Would You Believe A US Teenager Who Grew Up In Denver Was Executed WITHOUT TRIAL With A Drone Strike


Published on Jul 11, 2012 by MOXNEWSd0tC0M

UPDATE1: Relevant article, courtesy of AustroLib.

The Drone Mentality
In sum: I have never heard of 99% of the people my government kills with drones, but I am sure they are Terrorists VIDEO

Saturday, Nov 5, 2011 09:05 AM -0700

By Glenn Greenwald

In a New York Times Op-Ed yesterday, international human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith describes a meeting he had in Pakistan with residents from the Afghan-Pakistani border region that has been relentlessly bombed by American drones; if I had one political wish this week, it would be that everyone who supports (or acquiesces to) President Obama’s wildly accelerated drone attacks would read this:

44 votes

The Onion: Ron Paul Makes Campaign Stop In Whimsical Jalopy

Enjoy! (or fume if you lack a sense of humor)


62 votes

Americans' Confidence in Television News Drops to All Time Low

Liberals' and moderates' views are now similar to conservatives'

by Lymari Morales | Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in television news is at a new low by one percentage point, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27% last year and from 46% when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993.

The findings are from Gallup's annual update on confidence in U.S. institutions, conducted June 7-10 this year. As such, the findings preceded the erroneous initial reports by cable-news networks CNN and Fox News regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision about the constitutionality of the U.S. healthcare law.

127 votes

Anwar Al-awlaki: What the media and government won't show you


Footage of Anwar Al-awlaki in October 2001 discussing the deaths of innocent civilians in the U.S. and Middle East.

55 votes

Out of Staters: Don't Inadvertently Hurt Dr. Paul! (Nebraska)

You guys ROCK! I know that and I know we all want to help Nebraska for the win!

That said they are dealing with a very fragile dynamic out there. If we show up at Grand Island hootin' and hollerin' Ron Paul, it could hurt us. Those little old ladies in Nebraska are country ladies with old fashioned values and they don't know a fiat dollar from a Fiat car. What they need to see frankly are not so much us as their own Nebraskan Republican brothers and sisters who know how to talk their talk.

The NE Liberty people have gotten this far, so we should trust they know what's needed for the win.

RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!

44 votes

Monsanto rider: New bill could make biotech companies immune to courts

If passed, an amendment in the Agricultural Appropriations Bill will not just allow, but require the secretary of agriculture to grant permits for planting or cultivating GM crops – even if a federal court has given an injunction against it.

Basically, all Monsanto and other biotech companies have to do is ask and the industry gets its way. Issues like crop contamination, damage to farmers or consumers, courts orders or USDA studies all go out the window and the biotech industry cashes in.

Organizations like Food Democracy Now are in a panic, calling all to petition against the bill, which they say “fundamentally undermines the concept of judicial review and would strip judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, consumers and the environment.”

Representative Peter DeFazio has been trying to push through an amendment that would kill the havoc-wreaking rider. He has the support of organizations like Organic Consumers Associations, Center for Food Safety and others. Their warnings have been circulating the web, gathering attention and support – but will they be enough to sway the House?


69 votes

Nebraska Urgent Attention Needed

It looks like the RNC/GOP is sending in reinforcements to Nebraska to secure a win at the convention. They are sending in electronic voting machines to make sure we are defrauded once again

Who is here from Nebraska? We are running out of time and we need to file a restraining order to stop them from using electronic voting machines.

The convention can function just fine with paper ballots, verifiable, counting out in the open. We can not allow them to steal another state. It has worked wonders for them in the primaries as evidenced by the following:


We need to learn from the Democrats. They have been fighting with the GOP and in some cases they file restraining orders. These restraining orders act as a way to put in temporary injunctions and immediate relief before evidence is heard in a trial. In either case once we go to paper ballots we win.

38 votes

Interview: 18 Year Old Evan Kenney on Mass GOP delegate debacle

Pundit Review: Had a great time with 18 year old Evan Kenney (@evankenney) in studio tonight. He’s an impressive young man, just getting interested in politics and starting to get involved. That is, until he ran into the insiders that run the state GOP, such that it is. I’ll let the Herald’s Michael Graham explain,

Read on, and listen to the interview at Pundit Review

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