39 votes

Blatant Anti-Gun Propaganda on Sunday Night Football

Ok, first I want to note that I know football and tv is stupid and pollutes your brain and all that, so I don't really want to talk about that.

Anyway, it was on in the background and I just heard Bob Costas, during half time, give a monologue on the recent tragedy where a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker murdered his child and girlfriend and then commit suicide. I wasn't paying attention to most of it, but at the end he added something to the effect of: regardless of political beliefs I know this "If Javon Belcher had not had a gun in his house he and Kasandra would be alive today". Unbelievable!!! You just can't hide from it. It's dangerous to have TV's around children. I said I didn't want to talk about it, but sheesh, it pollutes your brain.

**UPDATE Video:

http://www.dailypaul.com/265037/bob-costas-on-hand-guns-duri...

Here is the Actual quote thanks to tama:

24 votes

Moscow Times: U.S. will collapse the same way the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia did

For many Russian conservatives who still mourn the collapse of the Soviet Union, the "secession" movement in the U.S. has offered some misguided comfort, if not schadenfreude.

After the Nov. 6 U.S. presidential election, more than 500,000 Republicans, Tea Party members and other opponents of President Barack Obama signed online petitions in nearly all states saying they would like their states to secede in protest of four more years of Obama. Although the so-called secessionist movement is a creative and provocative form of protest, nobody in the U.S. is taking it seriously as a threat to the country's territorial integrity — and it certainly shouldn't be taken seriously in Russia.

Yet many Russians got excited about what they believe are serious cracks in the U.S. federal republic.

79 votes

As Goes Nevada, So Goes the Country! 31 States have resolutions striking the draconian RNC 2012 rules!

Go to my blog to see my report on the Nevada State Central Committee. http://cynseerlyyours.blogspot.com/

The meeting was a victory for Ron Paul supporters and lovers of liberty, everywhere. In a nutshell, we passed resolutions stating that the binding of the National Delegates was in violation party rules and federal election laws (therefore the delegates were never truly bound), and that the "rules" passed at the national convention were never truly passed (because of problems with which I'm sure you're aware). Therefore, Ron Paul was nominated, and was never given his opportunity to give a nomination speech. Also, since the 2012 rules were not accepted by the body, they are not in effect, and the 2008 rules are.

Since the Nevada GOP's State Central Committee meeting in November, 30 other states' Central Committees have passed the "Resolution to Reestablish Republican Unity and Principles," or a "Resolution to Restore the Power of the Grassroots."

The R3OVLution is alive in well!

40 votes

Ralph Nader: War criminal Obama worse than Bush

“He’s gone beyond George W. Bush in drones, for example. He thinks the world is his plate, that national sovereignties mean nothing, drones can go anywhere.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/12/02/Nader-War-C...

48 votes

NYT Op-ed Video: NSA Whistleblower Tells All

The filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans' personal data. A vote of it is supposed to happen this month (December)

Video:

http://youtu.be/r9-3K3rkPRE

Related Article: http://nyti.ms/STdGJz

10 votes

Feinstein-Lee NDAA Amendment Passes, But Is It Enough?

The New American: Naive. That's the word used by the Wall Street Journal to describe attempts by a handful of senators to outlaw the indefinite detention of Americans under key provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

On Thursday, by a vote of 67-29, the Senate agreed to such a measure, an amendment to the NDAA co-sponsored by 18 senators including Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

The purpose of the amendment was “to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.”

Speaking in support of the amendment, Senator Feinstein said:

129 votes

My Father's Outrageous Prison Sentence!

Please help share my father's story! He is currently serving a 60 year sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2012/12/01/drug-case-seek...

Please consider signing this petition! http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/florida-governor-rick-...

UPDATE: I am putting together a site to donate for his legal fund. Stayed tuned!

67 votes

Real Clear Politics: Yes, Romney Was the Problem (Mentions treatment of Ron Paul)

Excerpt:

Ditto for the Ron Paul movement. It was outrageous how the Romney team refused to sit a number of pro-Ron Paul state delegations at the convention, all because they didn’t want Ron Paul to be nominated so that Romney could enjoy an unanimous nomination. The stupidity of this move was astounding. Romney already had the votes to win the nomination overwhelmingly but his team was so fixated on the appearance of a perfect nominating convention that they decided to disenfranchise the entire Ron Paul movement. Romney lost tens of thousands of Ron Paul supporters for that action alone.

18 votes

Israel defies UN after vote on Palestine with plans for 3,000 new homes in the West Bank

The Ynet news site said the move had been approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner council

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-d...

Israel plans to build 3,000 new homes for its settlers in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in defiance of a UN vote implicitly recognising Palestinian statehood there, Israeli media reported yesterday.

The Ynet news site said the move had been approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner council of nine senior cabinet members on Thursday, as the United Nations General Assembly upgraded the Palestinians to "non-member observer state" from "entity" – a resolution Israel and Washington had opposed.

49 votes

Remember Maine? Charlie Webster is OUT!

AUGUSTA, MAINE — Officials with the Maine Republican Party met this morning to choose new leadership. Outgoing party chair Charlie Webster announced he would not seek another term as chair shortly after last month's election.

During Webster's tenure, Maine Republicans gained control of both houses of the state legislature for the first time since 1974. They also elected Republican Paul LePage as governor. However on November 6, Democrats gained majorities in both houses.

45 votes

Senate Votes To Tighten Sanctions On Iran - Rand Paul Votes Yes 11/30/12

http://news.yahoo.com/senate-votes-tighten-sanctions-iran-15...

Not one single no vote.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 2nd Session
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 3232 to S. 3254 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013)
Statement of Purpose: To enhance sanctions imposed with respect to Iran.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_c...

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