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...

74 votes

UPDATE: For Romney Delegates: A Paulian Manifesto, final draft

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=13f3iizg0ZxoSzou1giX...
You will need to be signed up for Google documents to view this article in its original -- and printable -- form. The text below is not as nicely formatted, but it will give you the idea. To read it most comfortably in Google docs, downsize the viewing window to the size of a typewritten page; the full page view is very awkward to read.
UPDATE Aug. 19: I've eliminated typos and added a couple different lines to the document--right at the start, and a couple paragraphs up from the end. If anyone besides me plans to send this out to delegates, send me an email and I'll send you the polished document, ready for printing, as an attachment. It will work with Word Perfect or Open Office swriter. I don't know about other word processing programs. If anyone is wondering, I'm sending copies to 155 of 170 California delegates (couldn't track down addresses for the other 15.)

Final draft:
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An urgent inspirational message for all Republican delegates to the Tampa Convention from Conservative America. And your chance to win a prize . . .

OUR CONSERVATIVE TRADITION

"A man who is not a liberal when he is 20 has no heart. A man who is not a conservative when he is 30 has no brain.” A saying variously attributed to Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, François Guizot, Disraeli, and George Bernard Shaw."

The Great Divide: Conservatism and Liberalism

Most of us, whether we consider ourselves "conservatives" or "liberals," have friends or family members "on the other side." And we know that most people, both conservatives and liberals, are well-meaning folks. They want only good things for their friends, their families, their countrymen, and for the world. They want only peace, justice and prosperity for others. But they disagree on how to accomplish this.

59 votes

Complaint Filed Against Colorado GOP State Chairman

By Ernest Luning | The Colorado Statesman

Last Friday, a Republican National Convention delegate from Denver filed a formal petition with the national GOP asking that State Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call be thrown off the convention’s Credentials Committee, charging that state party rules don’t allow the kind of election that put Call on the panel. The complaint stirs up simmering tension in Colorado’s delegation between backers of presidential candidate Mitt Romney and upstart supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who hasn’t conceded the nomination.

Florence Sebern, an unpledged RNC delegate from the 1st Congressional District who supports Paul, charges that Call’s election to the Credentials Committee — conducted last month via email — should be invalidated and wants the delegation to meet in person to fill the slot.

“In a nutshell, this election cannot be an email election, it has to be a meeting,” Sebern told The Colorado Statesman. “We don’t have a provision for email elections.” She added, “I don’t want to condemn the delegation, I just want to get it fixed.”

Continue reading at The Colorado Statesman

64 votes

SABOTAGE! Ron Paul Being Obliterated From Wiki Tea Party Entry!

Anyone have a wiki-editing account?!

Someone's editing the hell out of wiki's "Tea Party Movement" entry, presumably to black out Ron Paul and whitewash Romney and Ryan! There's not a single mention of December 16, 2007! Crediting people I've never heard of!

Adding false information as I type this! Stating that libertarians like Ryan! Calls Paul supporters neo-isolationists - Just added pictures of Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement

Maybe because of this?
"Will the real tea party....
http://www.dailypaul.com/246617/us-news-will-the-real-tea-pa...

142 votes

Brilliant! Ron Paul Supporter Owns RomneyRyan.com - Story Goes Viral

If you happen to visit RomneyRyan.com, you might think you have reached a website operated by a Democratic political action committee, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign or maybe the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

In reality, the man behind the site, which highlights the controversy around presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax returns, is an enterprising young supporter of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

The site is awesome with Ron Paul vids

and appears to be getting lots of press coverage!

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.rollcall.com/n...

Or visit the site here: www.romneyryan.com
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UPDATE:

  • DPers: Site Owner Requests Help - New Idea for RomneyRyan.com
  • Video: Ron Paul Supporter Owns RomneyRyan.com - Fox Business Network

  • 151 votes

    Unbound and loving it! My National Delegate speech!

    We are now UNBOUND on the first ballot at the RNC. To celebrate I decided to post my speech from the 2012 Texas Republican convention. This is a recording of the speech I gave to become the 3rd delegate to the RNC for CD 33. Rise up and let us have the numbers in Tampa! Line the Streets! Be heard! Shout to the hills WE WILL NOT QUIT! WE WANT OUR FREEDOMS BACK! WE ARE RON PAUL! Thank you TMOT!

    http://youtu.be/bPxeRX7ELLI

    126 votes

    Article: Ron Paul Still Mum As His Son Endorses Paul Ryan

    U.S. News has come out with a new article of how Ron Paul has still not endorsed Mitt Romney while his son Rand has endorsed both Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan.

    "His son, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, has endorsed Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as the vice presidential nominee, while Ron Paul has stayed mum not only about Ryan, but about endorsing presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney."

    Read More: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/Ken-Walshs-Washington/2012/...

    P.S. (Vote up if you like what Ron Paul hasn't done. LOL)

    44 votes

    Despair: 38 US Soldiers Killed *Themselves* This Month, An All Time High

    [ The Army Times: ] - The Army experienced a record 38 suicides in July, the highest monthly total since the service began releasing monthly figures in 2009.

    According to an Army report, 26 active-duty soldiers and 12 Army National Guard or Army Reserve members were suspected of or confirmed to have died by suicide.

    The soldiers included a 21-year-old air traffic controller who shot himself in his Fort Wainright, Alaska, barracks; a 26-year-old captain who died at an indoor firing range in Virginia, and a 29-year-old sergeant who had deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Three soldiers died at their own hands on deployment, and 13 had deployed at least once. But nine had never seen combat, according to the Army.

    Continue reading at The Army Times

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