154 votes

Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Connecticut All Have Elections on TUESDAY August 14th, 2012

Like so many that I speak to, very few people know that there are a bunch of what's called "run off" primaries taking place before the General Election on November 6th.

That means everyone needs to get off their arse and vote "liberty candidates" into office so we can change the playing field in the country that has bent and broken the rules against us.

On Tuesday 8/14/12 people in Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut hava a chance to pull the rug out from under the status quo because the sheeple are only motivated to go vote in the big elections. Below I've collected names of liberty candidates from different sources. I suggest voting for these people, but nothing trumps your own research. I don't know it all and someone's definition of a "liberty candidate" may differ from yours.

60 votes

Oklahoma Delegate Battle Due To OK Gop Disregarding The Rules

Oklahoma delegates filed a challenge to the RNC Committee on Contests over the election of at-large delegates and at-large alternates at the State Convention. It was put forward by 13 people who were credentialed delegates to the Oklahoma State Convention. Some of these had already been elected National Delegates and Alternates at Congressional District Conventions.

49 votes

Jet Skier Breaks Through JFK Airport's $100 Million Security System

Yahoo News - A man whose jet ski failed him in New York's Jamaica Bay swam to John F. Kennedy airport, where he was easily able to penetrate the airport $100 million, state-of-the art security system.

Daniel Casillo, 31, was able to swim up to and enter the airport grounds on Friday night, past an intricate system of motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras designed to to safeguard against terrorists, authorities said. "I think he should be given dinner and a bottle of champagne for showing us our faults," said Nicholas Casale, an NYPD veteran and former MTA deputy security director for counterterrorism.

Instead, Casillo was arrested after the incredible adventure that has stunned security officials.

Continue reading at Yahoo News

Remember though all those pat downs and radiation screenings are making us safer....(Sarcastic tone intended)

-200 votes

Benton: ‘Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor.’

[ Tampa Bay Online: ] - Ron Paul has announced he'll seek a positive, non-confrontational stance from his campaign during the convention, and even will snub some gatherings planned by supporters because his campaign isn't controlling them.

Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton wouldn't discuss negotiations between the two camps or the timing of [Rand] Paul's speech, but said, "We have been told that it will be a very prominent time." Benton said by email that Ron Paul is not expected to speak, but that Romney representatives "are working with us (on) other ways to recognize and honor Ron at the convention.

"Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor," he added.

Read the whole thing at: Tampa Bay Online

86 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 8/13/12: Legalize Competing Currencies!

Wouldn't it be nice if the nation adopted this idea.

http://youtu.be/37f-EKeIifc

147 votes

Louisiana NOT over by a long shot. UPDATE : They have 3 days to appeal

Folks I have been to a couple Republican National Conventions, one as a Pat Buchanan alternate and one as a guest. Just because the committee on contests voted to seat the non-elected Delegates does it mean that its over, this outcome is usually normal. In well over 90% of the cases, the contests committee sides with those that "officially" turn in the paperwork. So lets take Maine, there the Paul forces turned in the paperwork and should be the official delegation.

This decision was based on written statements. However, there will be another chance by the rules, for the Ron Paul delegation to meet in person, at the convention, to answer questions, give statements, give affidavits, and to present other evidence (like videos) to the contest committee. At that point, they could decide to seat the entire Paul Delegation, some of them or none of them.

158 votes

Be mindful of "plants" in Tampa, masquerading as violent RPers.

Title says it all. Don't be surprised if you see alleged Ron Paul supporters who even have Lovelution t-shirts on, acting in a disrupting or violent manner. I have it on fairly reliable authority that some antipaul groups will attempt to disrupt events, and frame Paul supporters.

You'll notice them if they're being obviously disruptive, and not really following directions from anyone else. If you see them, follow them and see where they go, film them if you can. It will not be surprising if they suddenly change clothing, etc.

The guy in this video describes plants pretty clearly. Don't mind the video's title. The guy gives great insight into what to look for. Watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY68StaATMQ&list=UUWUEvsw6zlP...
Edit: The discussion on plants starts at about the 4 minute mark.

89 votes

LA Ron Paul Delegates Lose Appeal UPDATE 8/13/12 It is not over

Louisiana Delegates have already appealed the RNC Contest Decision within the deadline
THis post got lost in the body of the thread, but it is important

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/08/ron_paul_chal...

"The LAGOP executive committee again submitted false information in an attempt to mislead their fellow Republicans," said Charlie Davis, who led the Paul campaign in Louisiana. "I'm not really surprised by the preliminary ruling and I'm looking forward to finally presenting our case in Tampa. The wheels of justice move slow and I remain hopeful that when all the facts are presented the truth will win
out."

So, how are the other states doing.

Came home from a terrible day and 2 funerals to find this in my mailbox. It was a letter from Dore saying, "see, we told you we didn't do anything wrong." They actually assigned delegates that didn't even run in the election. Sorry, that is wrong. I am posting the letter, followed by the Opinion.

For Immediate Release | August 11, 2012
Contact Jason Doré | 225-389-4495
RNC Ruling Favors State Party Delegate Slate

On Friday, August 10, the RNC Committee on Contests issued a ruling in favor of seating the national convention delegation elected and certified by the Republican Party of Louisiana. “The Committee recommends that the contested delegates and alternates certified by the Republican Party of Louisiana be credentialed and seated for the 2012 Republican National Convention,” read the Contest Report.

On July 28, the leaders of the Louisiana Ron Paul Campaign filed a Notice of Contest with the RNC seeking to unseat the entire delegation elected and certified by the LAGOP. According to the Contest Committee, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana acted appropriately.

"This decision simply confirms what we've been saying from the beginning...that we followed the rules," stated LAGOP Executive Director Jason Dore. Following the decision, the LAGOP has moved its focus towards the Republican National Convention later this month and the November elections.

43 votes

Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike Iran is almost final — Israel TV

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have 'almost finally' decided on an Israeli strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken 'soon,' Israel’s main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening.

Channel 2 News, the country’s leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs.

Critically, the station’s diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said, Israel does not believe that the US will take military action as Iran closes in on the bomb.

97 votes

To my fellow DPers.

I'm not sure how to start this post, so I'll start from the beginning. I'm also not sure where to post. My bad if it's in the wrong forum.

I got introduced to Ron Paul and The R3VOLution a few months ago while researching marijuana legalization. I had got arrested for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis, got put on probation, and now had to take a drug test once a month to be in compliance. I just couldn't comprehend why a plant that is way harmless than tobacco and alcohol is illegal, and even if it is harmful, as is the case with tobacco and alcohol, who is to say what I can and can't do to my body, other than God himself.

While doing my research online I came across my first video of Dr. Ron Paul and I'm extremely happy that I did. He was putting forth his argument for the legalization of cannabis. I asked myself who is this man putting forth a highly logical and very intellectual argument, to say the least, for cannabis legalization. I had to do research on him, to find out who he was and if he was credible. It amazed me to find out that this great man was running for president, and as countless hours of research into him through Google and Youtube came to show me, I figured out why I didn't know anything about him or that he was even running for president.

86 votes

All You Need to Know About Paul Ryan in 30 Seconds

http://youtu.be/R4uj59SMdbM

"Madame Speaker, This bill offends my principles, but I'm going to vote for this bill in order to preserve my principles, in order to preserve this free enterprise system..."

So, here's a question for conservatives: Is the choice of Paul Ryan as VP enough to inspire you to vote for Romney?

http://iroots.org/2012/08...

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