By Robert Taylor | Policy Mic
A few weeks ago, a speech Congressman Ron Paul gave on the House floor in 2002 resurfaced on the web and went viral. At that time, the Bush Administration was planning for war in Iraq and a "global war on terror," the PATRIOT Act had been passed, and the Federal Reserve had lowered interest rates near zero. In the speech, Paul clearly and consisely articulated the dangers of what the U.S. was embarking on and the results that would likely occur.
Paul's predictions have come eerily true. The War on Terror has helped push the U.S. government even closer to bankruptcy, creates blowback, and costs countless lives. The PATRIOT Act twisted the 4th Amendment into a pretzel, and Paul's warnings about sacrificing liberty for security were only enhanced with the passing of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. The Federal Reserve's money printing, directed by Congress and Wall Street into housing, led to the predictable boom-and-bust cycle culminating in the crash of 2008.
Ron Paul on WLS 890AM Radio: How would President Paul create Jobs?
All of this drama and politicization of raw milk wasn’t always the case in this country (especially, for obvious reasons, prior to the advent of pasteurization). In fact, it was just about 100 years ago—1908, to be precise—that the first American laws began requiring some dairy milk to be pasteurized. (For those interested in learning more about the politics and other machinations behind the early bans, I recommend Alan Czaplicki’s easily accessible 2007 article, "Pure Milk is Better Than Purified Milk," in the journal Social Science History.)
Read the full article at Reason.com
Please mark your calendars accordingly as yesterday the Chairman just guaranteed that student loans will be cause for the next "financial stability issue."
Here are the facts, courtesy of a just released expose on the WSJ:
- Rising college costs and a sagging economy are taking the biggest toll on a surprising group: upper-middle-income families.
- According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of recently released Federal Reserve data, households with annual incomes of $94,535 to $205,335 saw the biggest jump in the percentage with student-loan debt from 2007 to 2010, the latest figures available. That group also saw a sharp climb in the amount of debt owed on average.
High-ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member Makes Explosive Allegation: ‘fast And Furious’ Is Not What You Think It IsSubmitted by fedup911 on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 00:07
A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.
It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels.
The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s “logistics coordinator.” He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges.
[This is probably my first relevant thread... not too sure where to post this]
From my return to China, which I entered a Tibetan region (that changed my life and I may post about in the future) after a 2 month vacation, I arrived first at the city of Los Angeles, by of course, airplane.
Upon seeing and hearing that I had to pass by a TSA check point, I immediately frowned. I don't remember the last time when I was patted down in an airport, but I still wasn't too happy.
However, this time, I got picked. I wasn't exactly too sure what had happened, but I think the security alarm went off a bit, and I was told to stand in front of a man wearing gloves. And I did, the man then patted me down from my armpit to my hips, and told me "you are free to go."
Questions immediately arose within my head, so I asked him, "what was that (the patting) (searching) for?"
And he told me, "Oh, it's random."'
I am sorry, but what does this mean? Does it mean that the patting down has no actual purpose and is just trying to make USA citizens think that "something" is being done to prevent terrorism?
Have there been any terrorists discovered by this method?
We just found out this morning.Too bad we only have $40 dollars in our account and are living check to check. I must get back in school and finish my degree. So much to do. Advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!
Video of home birth:
[These are the positive steps toward real change.]
Ron Paul crowd gains Boone County clout
By Rudi Keller - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will have a major voice in Boone County Republican Party affairs for the next two years after taking 13 of 33 seats on the county central committee.
The "Ron Paul Republicans" contested 11 of 13 committee seats on Tuesday's ballot, winning seven. One of their losses was by one vote, as Boone County Republican Party Chairman Bruce Cornett defeated Greg Engel 396-395 for the Columbia Fifth Ward committeeman seat. David Clark took 259 votes in the three-way contest.
Must watch speech from SC GOP nominee for Senator Tom Davis. His speech got me so fired up... Our movement is snowballing. People are pissed and getting madder by the second. In this week's primary votes, 3 different liberty candidates for congress won their primary. We are taking over, and once we hit the tipping point... We need a new word for one level above SHTF.. Like 11 for an amp..
To confirm, just click on Mike's (aka Moxy) YouTube pageS:
Change your bookbmarks, here's his newest, most current one:
The main statist douchebag responsible for the honesty 'purge,' an apparatchik at KIRO 'news': Jake Milstein
Watch Mox speaking on it:
Published on Aug 8, 2012 by wwwMOXNEWScom
NEW MOX NEWS PAGE!!!
Think for a moment - To us that support Ron Paul, of course, this is hardly newsworthy. We are already well aware of Mitt's "Romneycare" and his support for it, just as we are aware of, all of the other, almost identical, similarities between Mitt Romney and Obama.
But, for many of the TV watching voters out there, it is an issue that had been removed from their mind - Dodged by Romney and the right wing media, swept under the rug, and forgotten about completely, in the big "Anyone But Obama", "Republicans vs. Democrat" hype and frenzy.
An oldie but a goodie.
Seriously? The government is claiming the rain as property of the state? Crazy!
(CNSNews.com) – Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.
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