My son, who turned 18 last March, chose not to register with selective service as a matter of conscience.
He has received a letter from Selective Service stating that he has ten days to register or his name will be turned over to the Dept of Justice for prosecution. The letter states that the penalties are pretty steep - up to 5 years in Federal Prison and a fine of up to $250,000. I find that absurd!
Has anyone ever been prosecuted successfully for this so called "Crime"?
Ron Paul discusses the Federal Reserve and why we need a thorough audit.
Hundreds and maybe thousands of Massachusetts residents who thought they had lost their homes in foreclosure are now finding out otherwise.
When title companies refuse to insure the property, because defective paperwork in the foreclosure case doesn't make clear who owns the home, a number of lenders are opting to start over again from scratch, reports the Boston Globe.
Puzzled residents then receive letters notifying them of new foreclosure proceedings and informing them that they are, in fact, considered homeowners once again, the article recounts. The situation is becoming increasingly common in Massachusetts because of a 2009 Land Court decision that made clear--unless and until an appeal to the state's top court results in a reversal--that such paperwork defects, when the case is filed, can't be cured after the fact.
Ron Paul and Peter Schiff take Bernanke and Krugman to the woodshed. Enjoy!
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update 1: Thanks Michael for the site fixture! I'll be watchful to maintain it.
update 2: I did everything on my end to keep it working, but when Google just takes my stuff down, well, I can't do too much about that. Sorry everyone! We may try using the site (instead of Google) to perform this function in the near future.
update 3: From a Google tech: "We're looking into this for you, thanks for your patience." We'll see what they say.
update 4: Google disappoints me. I have made an equivalent, hopefully more stable list that stores the last 1000 posts.
update 5: In what I hope is not considered site-treason, I have added a similar aggregator that watches Ron Paul Forums. You may find questions answered there as well. Notably, their off topic threads are not visible to the public.
update 6: Seeing posts chronologically can now be done in-site with the chrono. This was suggested by many members, and is most reasonable to do. The only thing more reasonable would have been to have an all-inclusive forum header-sortable by post date, but Recent Posts, the only all-inclusive forum page, is not capable of being sorted by any other metric than last update, so something needed to be changed or added. My spreadsheet will remain available for now, should anyone still use it.
By Jordan Fabian | The Hill
Anti-war Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) says he will force a vote on a hard date for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the heels of reports they could remain there at least through 2014.
Kucinich said Wednesday that he will force a vote via privileged resolution at the beginning of the next Congress on ending the war in Afghanistan by the end of 2011.
"The withdrawal of our troops must be driven by Congress, not the corrupt president of Afghanistan," the Ohio congressman said in a statement.
Continue at The Hill
Microsoft Corp. officials are considering using the camera on their new Kinect videogame system to target ads to people watching the games.
Dennis Durkin, who serves as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Microsoft’s Xbox video game business, told investors Thursday that Kinect - which allows users to play video games without so much as a joystick - presents business opportunities for targeted game marketing and advertising.
Kinect is a camera peripheral that plugs into the Xbox 360 console and allows players to control games with only body movements. The system uses facial recognition technology to sign in players and match them with their avatars and profiles. But the technology can also be put to use beyond those purposes, Durkin said in a presentation at an investors conference sponsored by BMO Capital Markets.
“We can cater which content we present to you based on who you are,” Durkin said. “How many people are in the room when an ad is shown? How many people are in the room when a game is being played? When you add this sort of device to a living room, there’s a bunch of business opportunities that come with that.”
Continue reading at: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/11/11/is-your-videogame-mac...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Ben Bernanke has had his hands full since his first day on the job as Federal Reserve chairman nearly five years ago. It's about to get even tougher.
His harshest critic on Capitol Hill, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, is about to become one of his overseers.
With the Republicans coming to power, Paul, who would like to abolish the Fed and the nation's current monetary system, will become the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy.
Should be saucy.
The X-ray security machines coming to an airport near you have been called “dick-measuring devices” by seasoned travelers, inspired TSA employees to commit crimes of passion, and eaten up the Transportation Security Administration’s allocation of stimubucks. In short, no one likes them.
Consumer rights advocate and perennial presidential vote-splitter Ralph Nader is here to help. Not only has he joined forces with the Electric Privacy Information Center and the Council on American-Islamic Relations to protest the machines, he also told The Daily Caller that he paid a visit this week to Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform meeting to recruit conservatives in his fight against “federal fondlers.”
“I said to ‘em, ‘I want to say a few words to this group, who are fully employed, fully insured, and fully clothed.’ And I said, ‘Get ready for naked insecurity.’”
Did you know it takes approximately 146 copper pennies to make a lb.?
Did you know copper is currently around $4.00 a lb.?
I would like some clarity - please explain this to me like I'm a first grader
How is promoting competing currencies constitutional when The Constitution states only Congress can coin money?
Thank you for your time.
Daily Paul Update: I checked with Tom Woods on this, and I copied his answer in the comments section below - Link Here.
Last week I was hospitalized and went through hell. I haven't been around to know anything about what was going on here at the dailypaul or in the liberty movement. Anyway I have no insurance and the only way for me to pay for my medications and treatment was to apply for medicaid ... that's what the hospital told me.
I was diagnosed with a disease of unknown cause and unknown cure called IBD or Ulcerative Colitis. I'm only 21, which is depressing. I've been really shaken up as this will involve massive lifestyle changes and my standard of living.
This all got me thinking. I hold the paleoconservative/libertarian position on healthcare and still have, however, this got me thinking that no wonder the other side fights so fervently about this. There are people such as myself that simply cannot live. You are attacking their existence.
I would like hear certain such comments from my fellow DPers regarding the issue. I would love to know if I did anything so that I can stop doing whatever I did or make sure I never do it again. But the disease remains elusive. What do we do with these people?
My position has always been that socialism is evil, but if people want to voluntarily form groups, they should be allowed to pool their healthcare or savings together. The primary point being that no one is forced into a system.
I'm in a very down mood lately. You never think you can just wake up one day with something like this having been normal for your entire life before. Please tell me your thoughts.