87 votes

Justin Raimondo has advice for Ron Paul supporters.

Here is part of his article on Antiwar.com:

There is only one possible tack for Ron Paul’s supporters in the Republican party to take, and that is irreconcilable opposition to Romney, and to the neocon-dominated party leadership. This doesn’t mean dropping out of the party: it means biding their time.

Paul’s supporters should continue their guerrilla war against the GOP leadership — yes, right up to the bitter end — and dispute Romney’s brazen vote fraud and the party’s disenfranchisement of its own grassroots activists. The best place to do this is in Tampa, where a fight over credentials can be turned into a cause celebre. I can see it now: the “Freedom Republican” delegation from Louisiana demands to be seated, objecting to the ideological segregation of libertarian Republicans and the denial of voting rights to American citizens. It’s a story the mainstream media will eat up: how’s that for “mainstream success”?

For the full article go to:

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/07/31/nothing-succee...

17 votes

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Wants To Eliminate The Person Standing At The Cash Register

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Wants To Eliminate The Person Standing At The Cash Register

JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson is speaking at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, and he revealed a bit of what his strategy is for store checkout.

He wants to eliminate the employees who stand at cash registers and get rid of traditional checkout by the end of 2013.

http://www.businessinsider.com/jcpenney-ceo-ron-johnson-want...

54 votes

Presidential Appointees No Longer Need to be Confirmed by Senate

UPDATE: The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate.

But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power. Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The United States Constitution does not bestow kingly powers on the President to appoint the senior officers of the government with no process,” wrote Thomas McClusky, the senior vice president for the Family Research Council’s legislative arm, in a Monday memo to lawmakers.

More: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/31/house-to-consider-eliminat...

26 votes

TED Talk: What we're learning from online education

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

http://youtu.be/U6FvJ6jMGHU

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed.

http://www.coursera.org/

49 votes

"Neoconservative War Criminals in Our Midst" by Paul Craig Roberts

The State Department has an office that hunts German war criminals. Bureaucracies being what they are, the office will exist into next century when any surviving German prison guards will be 200 years old. From time to time the State Department claims to have found a lowly German soldier who was assigned as a prison camp guard. The ancient personage, who had lived in the US for the past 50 or 60 years without doing harm to anyone, is then merciless persecuted, usually on the basis of hearsay. I have never understood what the State Department thinks the alleged prison guard was supposed to have done–freed the prisoners, resign his position?–when Prussian aristocrats, high-ranking German Army generals and Field Marshall and national hero Erwin Rommel were murdered for trying to overthrow Hitler.

What the State Department needs is an office that rounds up American war criminals.

They are in abundance and not hard to find. Indeed, recently 56 of them made themselves public by signing a letter to President Obama demanding that he send in the US Army to complete the destruction of Syria and its people that Washington has begun.

Read More:

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/08/01/the-neoconservati...

39 votes

Ron Paul's Delegate Fight with the GOP

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination was famously following a “delegate strategy” aimed at caucus states, rather than striving for mass popular votes in primary states. The advantage of this strategy is that its results were more malleable and less cut and dried than “you earn delegates based on the popular vote.”

Now the disadvantages of that delegate strategy are becoming clear: The results are more malleable and less cut and dried than “you get delegates based on the popular vote.”

In four states, the question of how many delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August will end up dedicated to Paul is embroiled in challenges and appeals to the national party.

Last week, the Paul campaign challenged all 46 delegates sent to the RNC by the state party in Louisiana. The party honored the delegation of a small, rump anti-Paul faction that broke from the Paul majority during the state party’s June convention.

Continue:
http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/01/ron-pauls-delegate-fig...

48 votes

Court Demands TSA Explain Why It Is Defying Nude Body Scanner Order

A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered the Transportation Security Administration to explain why it hasn’t complied with the court’s year-old decision demanding the agency hold public hearings concerning the rules and regulations pertaining to the so-called nude body scanners installed in U.S. airport security checkpoints.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s brief order came in response to the third request by the Electronic Information Privacy Center for the court to enforce its order.

A year ago, the circuit court, in a lawsuit brought by EPIC, set aside a constitutional challenge trying to stop the government from using intrusive body scanners across U.S. airports. But the decision on July 15, 2011 also ordered TSA “to act promptly” and hold public hearings and publicly adopt rules and regulations about the scanners’ use, which it has not done.

Continue:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/08/nude-scanner-order/

199 votes

Ben Swann: "Do We really need to Audit the Federal Reserve?" Cites Jekyll Island, ON Air!

There goes Ben, again... doing what someone on the TeeVee ain't supposed be doing: cover REAL issues of significance!

Reality Check: Do We Really Need To Audit The Federal Reserve?

http://youtu.be/mqmYRnBVmEo

Published on Jul 31, 2012 by BenSwannRealityCheck

Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at history and present activities of the Federal Reserve Bank and whether the Fed needs to be audited.

175 votes

Judge: Ron Paul Supporter Brent Stafford Found Not Guilty of Trespassing After Republican Caucus

St. Peters Municipal Court Judge Donald Kohl ruled Brent Stafford not guilty of trespassing after the March 17 St. Charles County Republican Caucus at Francis Howell North.

Kohl approved a motion for acquittal by defense attorney David Rolland, of the Freedom Center of Missouri. Rolland cross-examined prosecution witnesses, but had not yet presented defense witnesses.

"Those in authority can't trespass unless they are specifically ordered to leave," Kohl said while giving his ruling. "And then they have to be given an opportunity to leave."

The St. Charles County Republican Central Committee had rented out the building, and Brent Stafford was a committee member. Rolland said the city had not shown that Stafford, a Central Committee member, understood he had to leave the grounds, had been ordered to leave the grounds, or was given opportunity to leave after being ordered to do so.

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