27 votes

'Ghost ship' off Canada heralds arrival of tsunami debris

Dear God,

As if we don't have enough distractionary craziness already. Here now we see the "arrival" of the debris field from Japan.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/usa-tsunami-debris...

What is not being discussed is the fact that if this stuff is hitting the west coast, then so also is the radioactive water. :(

Just got and checked some canned tuna today and guess what? You don't want to know.

We have seen readings today around 55 CPM when just a few days ago they were around 47 CPM (5-60 CPM are normal background levels). There has been a noticeable increase in the normal background radiation here in these last few days with more predicted. After hearing about the rises in Japan also, we now know why.

UPDATE: 3-27-12 pm-Today's radiation count outside was 63 CPM. Trending upwards. :(

46 votes

Ben Swann Reality Check Thursday: Washington GOP Railroads Delegate Slate

From Ben Swann's Facebook page:

Thursday, Reality Check is taking a look at the video out of Washington where delegate slates are being railroaded... also, an update on Missouri... plus, I have some updated information on the process in Maine. Looks like Charlie Webster may be attempting to put out bad information again. Thursday's Reality Check will be a big one.

http://youtu.be/r3znvb562zo

46 votes

God is a non-interventionist

As technology has advanced and the world has “grown smaller,” it has become increasingly evident that little miracles don’t really happen. By “little miracles,” I mean people levitating, disappearing, parting seas, or making the sun stop in the sky. If they did occur, we’d be watching them on You Tube. But they don’t. That’s a good thing, because it leaves us less distracted from the real miracles: that we are here, that we live in a universe governed by natural laws that explain the world around us and that we have been blessed with reason to discover those laws.

In addition to the natural, physical laws that cause the planets to rotate around their stars and the plants to photosynthesize sunlight, there are also natural, moral laws. Like the physical laws, we are able to discover these by reason. First, we gather facts that we can observe directly with our senses. We then use reason to draw conclusions from those facts.

31 votes

The Word "Libertarian" is on the Front Page of the NY Times

The headline reads: "Libertarian's Pet Cause Reaches Supreme Court" [Note: the web headline is different]

It's about the Georgetown Professor (apparently a libertarian) who's behind the current suit against the individual mandate of Obama's health care law.

Of course the article is drivel, basically it mocks the idea that anyone would consider the law unconstitutional.

"Many of his (the professor's) colleagues, on both the left and the right, dismissed the ideas (of the law bring unconstitutional) as ridiculous - and still do."

No argument against the criticism of Obamacare, just "well it's obviously ridiculous, because...well, the law is constitutional because, uh, because, it is...and everyone knows that, so shut up."

Also, I didn't know Obamacare was our "pet cause," seems to me that's the GOP's pet cause for politicking purposes - disingenuously of course, if it were exactly the same but called Bushcare they'd support it.

Oh well, what else can you expect from the NY Times: all the drivel that's unfit to print.

I think this is an attempt to draw us into the debate on the side of the GOP - as if the heart of libertarianism were opposition to Obamacare. Now THAT is ridiculous.

31 votes

POLITICO - Ron Paul: Stop 'Silly Questions' About Quitting

Ask Ron Paul why he’s still in the presidential race, and he’ll tell you not to bother him with “silly questions.”

In an interview on CNN, host Piers Morgan asked the Texas congressman on Monday night, “If I was prescribing some medicine for you right now, congressman, I think I would say the situation is looking pretty terminal for your race to the GOP nominee. Why don’t you just do the decent thing and pull out?”

The two seemed to trade these words in good humor, but when Morgan pressed the 2012 hopeful about his lag in the polls as well as in the delegate race, Paul pushed back firmly, insisting that his campaign is “doing quite well” as far as delegates go, before finally interjecting, “Why don’t you let me finish?”

According to Paul, his campaign is doing “very well” in states like Washington and North Dakota, and seeing some good news come out of others like Missouri.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74513.html#ixzz1qK...

29 votes

Uncle Sam is suing Warren Buffett's company over taxes

It is an odd twist that a company controlled by Mr. Buffett - perhaps the most outspoken businessman in the country in support of raising taxes on the "mega-rich" - is now in a dispute with the government over his company's paying too little in taxes.

The United States government, in a little-followed case in Ohio, filed a lawsuit this month against a unit of Mr. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, seeking $366 million in taxes and penalties. The Berkshire division at the center of the suit is NetJets, the private-aircraft company that caters to the nation's wealthiest - the people Mr. Buffett says should pay more in taxes.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/private-jets-buffett-taxes-124...

60 votes

Insane Michigan Government Announces Plan to Destroy Ranch Livestock Based on Hair Color

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger | NaturalNews.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(NaturalNews) The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true "animal genocide" -- the mass murder of ranch animals based on the color of their hair. It's all part of a shocking new "Invasive Species Order" (ISO) put in place by Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This Invasive Species Order suddenly and shockingly defines virtually all open-range pigs raised by small family farms to be illegal "invasive species," and possession of just one of these animals is now a felony crime in Michigan, punishable by up to four years in prison.

The state has said it will "destroy" these pigs beginning in April, potentially by raiding local farms with government-issued rifles, then shooting the pig herds while arresting the members of the family and charging them with the "crime" of raising pigs with the wrong hair color. This may truly be a state-sponsored serial animal killing spree.

Reality check: You may think this story is some kind of early April Fools prank, but it isn't. This is factually true and verifiable through the documents, videos and websites linked below. The state of Michigan seriously intends to unleash a mass murder spree of pigs of the wrong color beginning April 1.

Continue:: http://www.naturalnews.co...

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VIDEO of a local Michigan farmer FIGHTING this bill!
(Thanks for the video link, AnCapMercenary)

http://youtu.be/843yH_0RMIA

71 votes

Peter Schiff is right, again about the Fed Res; 3/26/12

Trading Bernanke's Comments [Link provided by Shawker.]

http://youtu.be/0LC1RIljtp8

72 votes

69% of Americans Think the US Should Not Be At War In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — NY Times — After a series of violent episodes and setbacks, support for the war in Afghanistan has dropped sharply among both Republicans and Democrats in recent months as increasing numbers of Americans say that the United States should not be involved in the fighting there, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The poll found that more than two-thirds of those surveyed — 69 percent — think that the United States should not be at war in Afghanistan. That number is a significant increase from just four months ago, when 53 percent said that Americans should no longer be fighting in the conflict, which began more than a decade ago.

Continue reading at the NY Times

171 votes

Heed my words - KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT! - your fingers too!

Originally published 2012-03-02 18:39:24 -0400. ]

I felt it is important to share some things with everyone. For those that like to check how long someone has been on the DP, my real account is 4 years, 3 weeks.

I am using this account I just created to convey some important information and I will probably use it often over the next several months as needed.

I am using the account to keep some information from our opposition. I am well known to the GOP in my state and want to keep my identity a secret to prevent giving certain factions a "heads up".

74 votes

Love and Sales: How to Win Supporters – Not Just Arguments

As I take up invitations around the country to discuss the Blue Republican idea, I am learning a great deal about how our minds are opened and even changed when it comes to politics. In a slight departure from my usual topics, I offer the following in the hope that other lovers of liberty may find my experience useful in their own attempts to improve our nation ...

No one arrives at his or her political preferences as a result of only, or even mostly, logical argument (despite fervently held feelings to the contrary). Rather, people find themselves most easily convinced by arguments that support political views to which they have become committed for often highly complex reasons that the their conscious mind may never even know.

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