47 votes

Are You a "Socialist Conservative"?

Letter from the Cincinnai Tea Party Leader: Not all Tea Parties are the same.

Are you a "Socialist" Conservative?

Since my roots in political engagement started in the new Liberty Movement way back in 2008, I've been privy to planning, starting, attending, watching or working with more liberty groups across Ohio and the country than almost anyone else I know. This was a truly amazing experience working with some great people over these last few years, and it taught me a lot about "the movement."

During this journey, one thing became crystal clear to me - all of these groups and people can be divided into two categories:

Either their top priority is getting rid of Barrack Obama or their top priority is shrinking the size, scope and power of the STATE

These two goals can obviously walk hand in hand, and often enough they do. However, it gets particularly interesting when people move away from sweeping platitudes and generalizations and focus on specific candidates or policies.

It seems all of the groups agree on the big ideas - government should have a smaller role in our lives and spend less money. Well, that all sounds fine and dandy until we try to put a specific policy into practice to carry out those ideas or rally to a specific candidate. At that point, everything can come to a screeching halt in the blink of an eye.

Enter my friend the "socialist conservative."

36 votes

Germany making biggest cuts in military since World War II

The German government announced the biggest cuts in its military since the end of World War Two on Wednesday, closing or significantly scaling down more than 100 of its 400 bases and cutting 15,000 soldiering jobs.

The total number of military personnel will be reduced from more than 200,000 to 185,000, of which between 5,000 and 15,000 will be short-term voluntary recruits. Civilian staff numbers will be slashed from 76,000 to 55,000 under the plan, which is due to be completed by 2017 at the latest. The cuts are the biggest in the Bundeswehr's history.

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20111026-38453.html

64 votes

Blue Republican or Red Democrat? The rEVOLution Crosses Party Lines

The newest and fastest growing political grouping in the USA is driven by the idea that the problems that are facing the nation today have been caused not just by the Left wing or the Right wing, but by the mainstream of both parties, which have for years been eliminating our civil rights, sponsoring and benefiting from a crony corporatist economic system, and operating a militaristic foreign policy, seemingly to the benefit of a military industrial complex more than that to the benefit of the nation.

This growing group of anti-Republicrats are mostly young people who’ve been educating themselves about their nation and its workings – rather than relying on the typically dull mainstream media that continue to filter events through the mistaken ideas that the Democrats and Republicans have fundamentally different political perspectives, and that on any particular issue, one of the parties will know the best political direction for the nation.

In 2012, most of these post-partisan Americans who say to America’s political duopoly, “Pox on both your houses”, are supporting Ron Paul for president, even though very many of them have never before identified Republican.

56 votes

China and Japan To Start Trading Without Greenbacks

I've heard that the dollar bill is the United States' largest export. I've never questioned it because I find that most everything in my life is stamped "made in china". Most Americans do not mind the made-in-china logo because it means a lest costly alternative. But with each purchase of a foreign made good, we find that there is less confidence in the US marketplace. With little confidence in the US marketplace, it's no wonder that we find that there is little industry in the US.

Well, one might wonder, what is propping up our dollar bill? I think China and Japan were smart enough to think ahead. Japan Today reported that China and Japan are to start trading with their own currency starting Friday. ''China is Japan’s largest trading partner, but about 60% of their mutual trade is denominated in U.S. dollars.''

Which begs the question, What happens when there is little confidence in the US dollar?

I hope to never find out.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/japan-and-c...

63 votes

TV – living without it!

http://youtu.be/1V88yChrvxY

Who likes to LIVE? Will replace TV with...

77 votes

Poland beekeepers kick Monsanto out of the hive, successfully ban bee-killing GM corn

(NaturalNews) A significant health freedom victory has taken place in the European nation of Poland, where all plantings of Monsanto's MON810, a genetically-modified (GM) variety of maize (corn) that produces its own built-in Bt insecticide in every kernel, have been officially banned.

The decision comes after thousands of protesters recently took to the streets in demonstration of the undeniable fact that both MON810 and the chemicals applied to it are at least partially responsible for causing Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the worldwide phenomenon in which entire swarms of honey bees disappear or turn up dead.

"The decree is in the works. It introduces a complete ban on the MON810 strain of maize in Poland," said Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki, who also explained to the press that pollen from MON810 appears to be responsible for further devastating the already dwindling bee population throughout the country and elsewhere.

135 votes

New Poll Shows Ron Paul Is The Most Electable Candidate

We have been telling everyone this for a long time!!!

http://youtu.be/5TziVvnhpi4

62 votes

New Book on Ron Paul by Walter Block

Ron Paul for President in 2012: Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty

This book consists of a series of essays about Dr. Paul and his campaigns for the presidency in 2008 and 2012, with primary emphasis on the latter. Each of these chapters is an attempt to expand and expound upon his views, to publicize them, to promote his candidacy, to defend it against attacks from within and without the libertarian movement.

Will Ron Paul win? It is too early to know whether or not he will become the next president of the United States. Dr. Paul faces an uphill, and then a downhill, battle. He will have a more difficult time winning the Republican nomination than he will in beating Obama. Paul attracts people over the political spectrum. Republicans, yes; yet he is very attractive to Independents, and even, more surprisingly, to Democrats. If and when he gets the nod from the Republicans, he can attract more voters from the Democratic and Independent camps than Romney, and thus has a better chance of overturning the sitting president in the fall of 2012. In recent polls, Paul and Romney are in a statistical dead heat with Obama. Dr. Paul is not only running for the presidency of the U.S. His campaign is also an attempt to change the hearts and minds of the more than 300 million people in America, but also the nearly 7 billion inhabitants of the entire Earth. And in this latter quest he has already succeeded beyond the ambitious hopes of his most fervent supporters.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/...

195 votes

LibertyUSA PAC stops election riggers, right in their tracks, by doing exit polls in California (UPDATED)

UPDATE: WE are working feverishly to count the vote in California and could use all the help we can get. Let's put together a big team of vote counters and put a stop to the rigging at the large, key precincts.

UPDATE #2: We now have nearly 12 groups of supporters on the ground. But we need more help for San Francisco County, Humboldt County, and San Luis Obispo at a minimum and anywhere else, which is Paul-friendly.

UPDATE #3: See how to do an exit poll, video link, here: http://www.dailypaul.com/237199/how-to-conduct-an-exit-poll-...

Get the data, and get it to us. If there are any descrepancies, we'll take action against them.

LibertyUSA PAC has joined up with RonPaulProducts to prevent and prove election rigging in the upcoming California primary.

The goal is to get a count of all the Ron Paul voters in key precincts. Finally, we will have a real count of our voters. But we have to act fast. We must place as many CA activists on the ground to count the votes as possible.

These are not merely exit polls. This is an effort by Ron Paul supporters to fight fraud. In California this is particularly important, because the delegates are awarded proportionally. In other words, we must win districts to gain the delegates slates, which are pre-assigned.

The data that is collected is certifiable as evidence of potential fraud. This is by attaching a witness affidavit. If, then, there is a substantial difference from the official numbers, the Board of Election may be served papers for potential election rigging.

The riggers know that there are Paul strongholds throughout the state and will, thus, suppress the votes, wherever Dr. Paul is likely to get a majority of votes.

134 votes

Confessions of a "Paulbot"

We supporters of Ron Paul have been labeled with a number of unflattering terms over the years. But one of my favorites is the term "Paulbot".

The term conjures up images of clone armies; mindless hordes sweeping locust-like across the political landscape.

The irony is almost laughable.

We "Paulbots" are some of the most diverse and undisciplined bunch of people you will ever meet. Far from compromising our individuality to some hypothetical hivemind, we tend to be so opinionated and independent in our thinking that it is hard for us to agree on a time for tea.

Of any group of Americans today, we are probably the LEAST likely to fall into lockstep behind a populist demagogue or charismatic cult figure.

149 votes

Texas Primary - May 29 - Open Thread

Results:
Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC

Post your news, observations and insights in the comments below.
RON PAUL 2012

Texas Primary Checklist:

51 votes

The next fearmonger in chief? Romney tells vets dangerous world demands powerful military

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney chose Veterans Day to proclaim to the American people his conviction that the world is a dangerous place, and the United States must remain its most formidable military power.

"The world is not safe," Romney told veterans on Memorial Day. He was joined by Senator John McCain, in a speech to honor the veterans of America's wars.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/us-usa-campaign-ro...

Wow, is this the first time John McCain promotes warmongering?

49 votes

My Memorial Day Grope, Courtesy of TSA

I’ll admit I get an uneasy feeling nowadays whenever I walk up to the security theater stage in an airport. Call me a nitpicker, but watching the throngs of people being shuttled through the futuristic-looking, radiation spewing body-scanners while security “agents” dressed in blue pretending to be police officers sneer at everyone like we’re all terrorists just gives me an icky feeling inside. With that in mind, it’s generally my goal to get through TSA security checkpoints and move on to more comforting places like overpriced airport bars as quickly and painlessly as possible.

82 votes

Pat Buchanan: Bill Kristol Brags About Purging Ron Paul Types From GOP

Trotskyite Kristol brags about neocons expelling the Buchanan/Ron Paul types and even does some revisionist history on PJB third party run in 2000 (a campaign I was a part of)

“At B’nai Jeshurun,” writes Weiss, “Kristol admitted to playing a role in expelling members of the Republican Party he does not agree with.” These are Republicans you had to “repudiate,” said Kristol, people “of whom I disapprove so much that I won’t appear with them.”

“I’ve encouraged that they be expelled or not welcomed into the Republican Party. I’d be happy if Ron Paul left. I was very happy when Pat Buchanan was allowed — really encouraged … by George Bush … to go off and run as a third-party candidate.”

http://buchanan.org/blog/how-bill-kristol-purged-the-arabist...

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