18 votes

Does the House of Representatives really represent? You decide!

How many people really know how many people one Representative represents? It can vary from State to State, but the average is 700,000+ people.

Do you know when they fixed the amount to 435? Some people debate 1911 or 1929.

Either way, is this really a representative Republic?

I break it all down here:

http://thedailyfed.com/house-representatives-apportionment/

15 votes

Virgin Valley High School Harrases Cliven Bundy's Granddaughter

By Ian Whitaker (contact)

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 | 11:17 a.m.

Citing the "communistic mentality" of county school administrators, Cliven Bundy's son has withdrawn his children from county schools.

Ryan Bundy said he made the decision following a disagreement this week with administrators at Virgin Valley High School, where his daughter was set to attend. School officials refused to let the girl carry a pocket knife on school grounds, citing safety concerns. Bundy said he feels that's a violation of his children's rights, and has decided to pursue education for them elsewhere.

36 votes

I must be a sociopath, real life trolling, boredom and other thoughts

The past few years have been a wild psychological ride for me. I went from being someone who was very happy with the system, one who even supported Obama in 2008 to someone who was shocked into reality from 2010 to present. The DP is responsible to a large extent for my awakening as I've shared in other posts... but it was the twitter anarchists who got me into circles interacting with libertarians and eventually guided me to this place. that's more of a side-note but I guess it can serve as an introduction.

15 votes

Don't Soke.

I smoke. My daughter draws me a picture today, and it say's "Daddy don't soke".

So my advice to you is don't soke to long in or on anything.

Cheers,

Soul

20 votes

Do I Need A Marriage License From The State?

I'm getting married in January, whooooo wheeeee! This is going to be a fun celebration but my fiancé and I were talking about the license from the State. I despise the State and was wondering why I need their permission to marry my fiancé. Anyone have any thoughts?

34 votes

Farage Support Continues to Grow - Figures predict a record 48 point swing towards Ukip in Westminster

Ukip are set to win their first Commons seat with a landslide 64 per cent of the vote following the biggest swing in modern political history.

Turncoat MP Douglas Carswell is set to humiliate David Cameron at the Clacton by-election sparked by his defection, a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday has revealed.

The figures – the first test of public opinion since the politician rocked Westminster by defecting to Nigel Farage’s party – predict a record 48 point swing towards Ukip

Entire Article Here:

16 votes

Why Are Brothels Illegal?

by Laurence M. Vance

Although brothels are illegal in most parts of the United States, it is obviously not the case in Storey County, Nevada. And it is not the case in other parts of Nevada either. Licensed, regulated brothel prostitution is permitted in 10 of Nevada’s 17 counties, although brothels are currently operating in only 8 of them. Under state law, Nevada counties with a population of under 400,000 are allowed to license or prohibit brothels, but incorporated cities may prohibit brothels in counties where they are legal.

Because prostitution is illegal in Nevada’s more heavily populated counties (such as Clark County, home to Las Vegas), the brothels are generally located in rural areas.

14 votes

Microsoft finds a pair

Microsoft has defied a federal court order to turn over e-mails...stored in Ireland. The federal judge believes it is immaterial where the e-mails are stored and expects Microsoft to produce them as ordered. Microsoft argues that U.S. laws do not apply beyond our borders, and that if the feds want material stored in Ireland, they will have to reach an agreement with that government.

Sounds like Microsoft is on the right side of the argument this time.

http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-def...

16 votes

Back to School: It's the Students' Turn! (To See Their Bill of Rights Violated)

It's long been true that teachers had to watch what they say in the classroom,(for example, a history teacher mentioning the benefits true Christianity brought, or a science teacher mentioning the evidence of intelligent design).... while the students had more liberty. Now the students are feeling the jackboot of statism on their backs as well. John Whitehead, of the Rutherford Institute and author of A Government of Wolves lists several ways the student is being treated more like a dissident from a police state, and less like a free citizen.

9 votes

2016: The end of the road

I just want to put this out to the web and see what comes back.

After 25+ years of waking myself up from the so called American dream and having put the lessons learned in 2008 and 2012 behind me I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt if the people of this nation elect another liberty crushing usurper to occupy the white house
I do believe the slide into slavery will be unstoppable and we will have to endure the things we have only read about in the history book till we can once more breath the exhilarating atmosphere of freedom ...

19 votes

Putin Increases Penalties For 'Illegal' Street Rallies, Outlaws secessionist internet posts.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several laws on July 22, increasing liability for separatism and violation of regulations for holding rallies.

The Kremlin's website said on July 22 that the new penalty for separatist calls will be a fine of between 10,000 and 30,000 rubles ($285 and $855).

The maximum punishment for the felony will be imprisonment of up to four years.

Previous legislation had a penalty of three years in jail.

25 votes

Woman working 4 jobs to make ends meet dies while napping in car between shifts

A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes “wouldn’t sleep for five days,” according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.

Maria Fernandes died in her 2001 Kia Sportage after inhaling carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gas container she kept in the car, according to the New York Daily News.

23 votes

What if the war hawks told us the projected costs of their wars?

What if Lyndon Johnson would have told the truth about the Viet Nam war? What if he had said that 60,000 Americans would be killed and 300,000 wounded? What if he had said that there is no way to win, we will have to stay there for 100 years like the french did? What if he had said that it would bankrupt the country so bad that we would have to abandon the gold standard and start printing money and the inflation rate would be 12% for several years in a row? Would the american people been in favor of the war then?

25 votes

I Have Decided to Join Your Group

For a long time now, we have been at odds. I have challenged your beliefs and values by pointing out that I have different beliefs and values. I have also threatened your ego by challenging your beliefs and nudging you into the dark corners of self-doubt. For how could we both be right?

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