50 votes

History Lesson: Majority of delegates pledged to Champ Clark; lost at Convention anyway

Wikipedia: In 1912, Clark was the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, coming into the convention with a majority of delegates pledged to him. But he failed to receive the necessary two-thirds of the vote on the first several ballots. After lengthy negotiation, clever management by supporters of New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, together with widespread allegations of influence by special interests, delivered the nomination instead to Wilson.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champ_Clark#

101 votes

'Audit the Fed’ bill advances in the House by voice vote

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The House oversight committee voted Wednesday to demand a broad audit of the Federal Reserve System by congressional investigators — a major move that lawmakers said is designed to bring accountability to the murky workings of the independent central bank.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who turned the push for an audit into a powerful presidential campaign slogan and whose criticism of the Fed’s monetary policy drew hundreds of thousands of voters into the political process.

36 votes

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Interview

  This is one of the best, most positive interviews I've seen by Alex Jones. Billy Corgan is a very thoughtful young man who has the courage to speak out despite risk to his career.

The new album from the Smashing Pumpkins is called . . .

O C E A N I A


http://youtu.be/x0SXmLHxG8E

105 votes

Video: Jon Stewart Summarizes Fast & Furious and Slams Obama’s Executive Privilege.

Jon Stewart hilariously compares Obama's use of executive priviledge to the Bush administration.

http://youtu.be/Vgil5gKBwWE

101 votes

Ron Paul Blimp, Tampa And The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

In Dr. Seuss's famous Christmas classic, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", the main character of the film (the Grinch) steals all the presents from the Christmas loving "Whos" in the nearby town of Whoville, on Christmas eve. But on Christmas day the Whos do something unexpected. Without any presents they gather in the middle of their town and celebrate Christmas with just as much vim and vigor as any Christmas past. The Grinch is taken aback, and as the story goes, he is touched so deeply by the Whos love for Christmas, he finally sees that there is something more to it than he had previously realized. His heart grows three times its size, he returns all the presents to the Whos and celebrates Christmas with them from that day forward. The end.

Aren't we just a bit like the Whos of Whoville? Isn't the message of liberty something beautiful we hold within our hearts? And, haven't we (largely) had our election stolen from us by the GOP establishment and the mainstream media?

When the Whos faced hard times they got together and sang songs and celebrated what they loved most anyway, because they weren't going to let anyone or anything discourage them. It didn't matter that they didn't have any presents, or geese to feast on, or star capped Christmas trees - because that wasn't what Christmas was about. They went ahead and celebrated Christmas because celebrating Christmas was who they were and what they believed in.

48 votes

Governor Jesse Ventura Interview with AJ 6/26/12 Infowars

http://youtu.be/NB4RRhdg5-Q

Alex talks with actor, author, former professional wrestler and the former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura. Alex and Ventura talk about TSA whistleblowers, the disintegration of the Republic and his new book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans.

135 votes

Ron Paul Subcommittee to Examine Fractional Reserve Banking and High-Powered Money

Live Stream, 2pm ET: Link - lower left corner

WASHINGTON, June 25 – Congressman Ron Paul, Chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, announced today that the subcommittee will hold a hearing this week to examine fractional reserve banking.

“Fractional reserve banking underpins the entire banking system, yet its effects on society are completely ignored,” Paul stated. “Our financial system consists of vast amounts of credit pyramided on top of very small amounts of real savings—all backstopped by explicit and implicit government guarantees. This poses significant risks to the stability of the economy and monetary system, which ought to give pause to any serious observer of financial markets. Hopefully this hearing will create a greater understanding among the American people about the nature of the banking system, and begin the movement towards serious systematic reform,” Paul continued. “The American people deserve a financial system that is stable and efficient; one that operates without taxpayer subsidies and bailouts.”

57 votes

An Open Letter to the Ron Paul Communities Regarding Lawyers for Ron Paul

Last week, I decided to support and volunteer as a process server for LFRP because I felt that their efforts were worthwhile in the pursuit of the cause of liberty and for the possibility of Dr. Paul still becoming the next president of our withering country.

This was a purely personal decision, based on the same logic that I used to determine who I would support for president in 2012; at this moment, I feel this is the best course of action.

44 votes

"A 90-Second Challenge To My Fellow Free-Marketeers"

We do not need government to take care of the needy. The market will do it themselves, so lets prove it!!

http://youtu.be/exWZdMxdBdo

Glenn Horowitz, the man refereed to in the video can be found here:
http://getglennmobile.com/

Please keep bumped for Glenn

228 votes

Today: Audit The Fed to be Voted on. Wednesday, June 27

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a markup on Ron Paul's HR 459 for Wednesday, June 27 at 10am ET.

Update
The bill passed the committee and is headed to the full House for a vote, possibly in July.

Video of today's Committee markup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnhk6H4CH30

15 votes

Fruits of Overspending: Stockton, Calif. to File for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy could be filed as soon as Wednesday

* Stockton has $700 mln outstanding debt

* Talks with 18 creditors ended Monday without concessions

By Jim Christie

STOCKTON, Calif., June 27 (Reuters) - Stockton, California will become the largest U.S. city to seek protection from its creditors after its leaders approved a budget on Tuesday night based on the city filing for bankruptcy.

A Chapter 9 bankruptcy by the city of nearly 300,000 in California's Central Valley, about 85 miles (135 km) east of San Francisco, could come as early as Wednesday.

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