52 votes

What you've done to me

So I've been a member here for almost 2 years... 2 years next week. In my time at the DP I've learned a lot. I lurked for a solid 6-8 months before I joined... I'd seen a few random links to the DP years earlier and used the name to dismiss anything/everything I read here. I'd been programmed to believe Ron Paul was a racist, anti-Semite who wore a tin-foil hat. So people who would post articles on a site named for him must be bat-shit crazy and/or racists/anti-Semites who believe in crazy conspiracy theories.

15 votes

Virginia Cop Block gets local media attention in Richmond.

Virginia Cop Block gets local media attention after a cell phone video sparks protest.

http://www.wric.com/story/25788031/cell-phone-video-sparks-p...

Here is a write up by protest organizer Nathan Cox: http://virginiacopblock.org/petersburg-police-department-pro...

34 votes

#RonPaulWasRight; Lets get it trending

#RonPaulWasRight

How prophetic was Ron Paul when talking about the folly of Iraq all those years. He said that when the US Military left Iraq would wind up back in civil war. Ron called it, 100% accurate. So I figure we should try to get #RonPaulWasRight trending on twitter.

20 votes

Inflation

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27 votes

Duke Porn Star Belle Knox Uses Economics To Explain Why College Costs Are So High

by Miriam Weeks | Time Magazine

Instead of focusing on my decision to perform in porn to pay my tuition, let’s start paying attention to what got me here: artificially inflated demand for college that pushes tuitions sky high

This year, even after student aid, I faced a $47,000 bill to attend Duke University. My turn to porn to close the gap was so famous, in part, due to my reasoning. Faced with either a degree from a less prestigious school or decades of crushing debt, a few hours of work on a porn set revealed itself to be the best way to avoid getting screwed.

To make matters worse, my income now makes me ineligible for the $13,000 in aid I was receiving. My bill for next year will be a staggering $62,000. And I will pay this all on my own; the financial aid office does not care that I am legally financially independent. They view it as my parent’s responsibility to foot the bill.

11 votes

USS Liberty - Betraying your own

The anniversary of the 1967 attack on the USS Liberty has recently passed. This excellent article by Alison Weir put indirectly the spotlight on an intriguing question: in such a patriotic country, how come even a veteran organization is silenced when demanding the truth be told about this event.

CounterPunch
Weekend Edition May 16-18, 2014

Aid and Comfort to the Enemy
American Legion Honchos Betray Liberty Veterans
by ALISON WEIR

28 votes

Audio of Hillary Clinton Boasting & Laughing About Defending a Man Accused of Raping a 12 Year Old Girl


http://youtu.be/e2f13f2awK4

The Hillary Tapes - Clinton tells of defense of child rapist in newly unearthed recordings

Newly discovered audio recordings of Hillary Clinton from the early 1980s include the former first lady’s frank and detailed assessment of the most significant criminal case of her legal career: defending a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.

24 votes

WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

By John W. Whitehead | Rutherford Institute
June 16, 2014

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison

“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant

If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.

The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”

20 votes

Jackals, Hyenas and a Sleeping Lion for Consideration and Comment.

As long as I think of the sleeping masses as the lion in this allegory, I continue to have hope for the future.

Christopher Walken's great motivational speech ("You watch those nature documentaries on the cable?") from "Poolhall Junkies":

http://youtu.be/jzekDivpK3M

40 votes

Black Teenage Anarcho-Capitalist

Anti-Discrimination Laws Are Stupid


http://youtu.be/SzXXvUjg8Fo

12 votes

The stage is being set for World War III

By Douglas J. Hagmann | Canada Free Press

Monday, June 16, 2014: Today, every American everyone in the West needs to step away from their backyard barbeques and pool parties and pay close attention, look long and hard at what is being engineered in Iraq, for life as we know it will soon change. For Americans, Iraq is a half a world away. For others, it much closer. For everyone, though, it’s soon to become very personal for all of us.

America, the West and the world is bearing witness to one of the most significant geopolitical events of the last century taking place in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. But few fully understand the enormity of what they are seeing. Even fewer understand the big picture or thinking big enough, as all is not what it appears. We are witnessing the second act of the play about which I’ve previously written, which is the setting of the stage for World War III. Our world as we know it will soon change, and no one will be left untouched by the events that have been orchestrated by the globalist screenwriters and directors.

5 votes

What Libertarians Can Learn From the Abolitionists

Libertarians are often chided for their alleged vision of a “utopian” world, where free market defense agencies patrol the countryside, bestowing rainbows and happiness upon all the children. There indeed may be some naive libertarians who think that merely changing from a “public” to “private” system will cure all the world’s ills. The more time and thought I’ve put into this here journey of advancing the ideas of liberty, the more I’ve come to realize that it is not the specific vision for the world libertarians must advocate for, but rather the principles behind that vision.

We can see this theory played out by examining the movement to abolish slavery in the United States. In the August 1978 edition of Libertarian Review, Murray Rothbard wrote a piece discussing what he believed libertarians should learn from the abolitionists.

If victory is indeed our given end, an end given to us by the requirements of justice, then we must strive to achieve that end as rapidly as we can.

6 votes

Mayor of London SLAMS Tony Blair for interventionist warmongering murders

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is a regular reader of Lew Rockwell's blogs. And in the past he had made public statements about why Al Qaeda - Al Nusra in Syria should not be provided with military aid.

Well, today he officially slammed Tony Blair for being the bloodthirsty warmongering war-pig that he is.

9 votes

What Keynes Has Done To Us

by Nelson Hultberg | Americans for a Free Republic | June 15, 2014

The essential economic problem we confront today is that our dominant Keynesian intellectuals have abandoned reality. They do not grasp what they have wrought with the mountainous loads of debt and malinvestment that are overwhelming us. Much of this burden must be liquidated before genuine demand and growth can be restored, which will require radical reform if we are to evoke a genuine cure.

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