The European Parliament has rejected ACTA, a controversial trade agreement, which was widely criticized over its likely assault on internet freedoms.
Supporters of the treaty suggested postponing the crucial voting at the Parliament plenary on Wednesday, but members of the parliament decided not to delay the decision any further.
MEPs voted overwhelmingly against ACTA, with 478 votes against and only 39 in favor of it. There were 146 abstentions.
The 4th of July is sad day because it should mean something but it doesn't anymore. Somehow, between 4th of Julys throughout many many years, the American people willfully gave away every last bit of what they celebrate.
All over America, licensed drivers and their legal spouses will leave their heavily taxed homes and travel in their government approved vehicles to government owned parks to watch licensed technicians launch regulated pyrotechnics into the air; as long as they make it through the security checkpoint. And call it a celebration of freedom!
I saw a sign today that said, "Land of the Free because of The Brave" and I thought, we are no longer either free or brave as a nation. We subject ourselves to laws that infringe every right God ever gave us and surrender our freedom BECAUSE of fear.
Anyone else notice, there's an awful lot of corruption being exposed lately.
This is a great, persuasive piece to send to your liberal-leaning friends/family who think businesses are to blame for high unemployment. Enjoy:
Potential employers have to respond to the incentives and disincentives that exist in today's world, and those do not favor conventional permanent employees.
I know you're hard-working, motivated, tech-savvy and willing to learn. The reason I can't hire you has nothing to do with your work ethic or skills; it's the high-cost Status Quo, and the many perverse consequences of maintaining a failing Status Quo.
America truly is the Greatest Country in the World.
By: Kitty Werthmann (85 yrs.old)
What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.
I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not.
There is no winning when your 'enemy' owns and controls your re-supply route, and simultaneously can knock-off your designs (Beretta M9) as well as prolific Russian AK variants and Tokarevs, produce smallarms for themselves by themselves with almost negligent labor costs (guns often made by children).
Please share this with others.
Andy Griffith, an actor whose folksy Southern manner charmed audiences for more than 50 years on Broadway, in movies, on albums and especially on television — most notably as the small-town sheriff on the long-running situation comedy that bore his name — died on Tuesday at his home on Roanoke Island in North Carolina. He was 86.
I was just sitting here thinking about this and thought I'd throw it up for discussion...
The holiday is "Independence Day" to celebrate our independence from Great Britain (and any other would be oppressors). It is just celebrated on the "Fourth of July".
Referring to it as "4th of July" kind of strips the meaning away, don't you think? Like Cinco de Mayo has just turned into celebrating some date on the calendar, nobody even remembers why they are celebrating.
Laws like these are among the most overlooked, yet most visible laws that must be repealed if we wish to live free on a daily basis. They are poor excuses to extract revenue from(and control)hard working people. Can we work together to advance these issues? It would be nice to post links and information on how to repeal these laws in our individual states.
Heres a good article on seat belt laws: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/holdorf1.html
"When you see those fireworks light up the sky, think of the second war for independence you – or more likely your children – will have to fight if you want to keep what little freedom you have left."
"When the colonists declared their independence, they recorded their reasons in a document – a Declaration that demonstrated this wasn’t just a territorial matter. They asserted their right to make a revolution because sovereignty resided in the people – not the king and his councilors. They didn’t want to create a centralized European-style state that would mimic the imperial grandeur of Britain. They wanted a republic – and they wanted to be left alone."
Update from Jeremy Richter, director of 'Elektable.'
Official YouTube Page:
Official "Elektable" 45-Second Trailer Now Live!
TwitterBomb for #Elektable is Monday 8PM EST. Start the FacebookBomb now!
I had never heard of UN Agenda 21 until I stumbled upon it in a comment thread here at Daily Paul. Unlike many of the other "conspiracy theories" to which I do not always give credence, this one is particularly frightening for how blatantly inconspicuous it is. I think this is something on which we should all be keeping a VERY close eye!
Homeland Security Report Lists 'Liberty Lovers' As TERRORISTS
Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty” deemed domestic threat
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.