NEW YORK (Reuters)
By Robert Ax
"Today was a victory for the state of New York, a victory for Liberty, and a victory for Chris Christie.
Michael Bloomberg's vicious attempt to keep large sugary drinks away from us was rejected by a state appeals court today.
The law violated the basic human right to decide how large a sugary drink container we can purchase on the free market.
Justice Dianne Renwick is a hero who should be honored alongside George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.
FL police arrest man having stroke for failing to follow commands. Man spent full day lying on the floor of a cell,Submitted by doctor011 on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 17:57
An inmate's death from an untreated stroke has prompted a $1 million settlement and a government investigation.
The Tampa Bay Times reports on the circumstances surrounding Allen Daniel Hicks' last days:
Hicks, 51, was arrested in May 2012 after veering off Interstate 275 in Tampa. He was booked into jail without a medical screening, rambling incoherently and dragging his left leg.
Video: Chris Christie hits back at Rand Paul, accuses him of pork barrel spending and bringing home the baconSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 14:58
The U.S. government will pay $4.1 million in response to a lawsuit filed against federal agents who forgot about a UC San Diego student left in a holding cell for days without food or water.
Daniel Chong spent five days in a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) holding cell in April 2012.
Taken into custody on a DEA raid, Chong was left in a windowless room without food and water. He was forced to drink his own urine hoping it would help him stay alive.
Chong's attorney, who filed a $20 million lawsuit against the DEA, announced the $4.1 million settlement Tuesday.
Rand Paul On Christe's Attacks: 'Not Very Smart - VIDEO
By Alec Hill | 1:57 PM 07/30/2013
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s criticisms of him “not very smart” during an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity Monday night, adding that disrespect for the Bill of Rights is even more dangerous than the “strain of libertarianism” that Christie had criticized.
These "journalists" -- should be called "urinalists" -- can't for a split second acknowledge that Manning was Legally And MORALLY bound to expose war crimes!
Copter pilots shooting civilians in cold blood... then murdering those who came to aid the wounded... then high fiving each other.
They should be getting 130 years in prison -- NOT MANNING!
When I first saw this video, from July 12, 2007, released by Wiki-leaks in 2010, I imagined that the soldiers who acted on false intelligence, believing they were shooting at insurgents, would be reprimanded for their actions. Especially for their attitudes, running over human bodies and laughing about it, shooting at those who were trying to help the injured... Or, perhaps military commanders, higher up the chain would be called on the table, for training their soldiers to react as if in a video game, and murder innocent civilians indiscriminately.
What was at RISK...
had Manning been found guilty of 'aiding the enemy'
would have literally been, the END of National Security Journalism.
In other words... if Al Queada could 'read it'.. then one (who 'publishes' or 'discloses') could then be found guilty of this 'military' charge.
►Julian Assange had it right 6:17 mark
By JOSH GERSTEIN | 7/30/13 1:09 PM EDT
FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge Tuesday acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge the Army intelligence analyst faced for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables.
Manning was convicted on nearly all of the lesser charges considered by the judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, in connection with the largest breach of classified material in U.S. history.
Christie says Rand Paul's views are dangerous. Is he right?
Gene Healy | Reason | July 30, 2013
Thursday morning, New Jersey's Chris Christie threw a punch at surveillance skeptics like the Michigan Republican: "This strain of libertarianism that's going through both parties right now ... I think is a very dangerous thought." "These esoteric, intellectual debates" won't mean anything when "the next attack" kills "thousands of Americans." "I remember what we felt like on Sept. 12, 2001," Christie declared.
YAL National Convention : Wed 31st-Sat 3rd : Featuring Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Justin Amash : Keynote by Ron Paul : Live StreamingSubmitted by shrader on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 12:15
YAL National Convention
Thanks to YAL's donors, you can watch it all LIVE from your computer!
On Wednesday, you won't want to miss the roundtable discussion with Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz. The program starts at 8 p.m. EST.
On Thursday, we'll live stream the congressional forum with Rep. Justin Amash, Mick Mulvany, Raul Labrador, and Thomas Massie at 7 p.m. EST. You can also watch some training lectures during the day.
On Friday, Ron Paul will give his keynote address at 7 p.m. EST.
*Wednesday Update of Sentencing Bradley Manning Verdict: Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy | Guilty of 20 Other ChargesSubmitted by Freedom Ninja on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:40
Wednesday Sentencing Updates:
*NOTE: Sentencing to take about a Week due to long list of witnesses. Posting updates in the comments below would be much appreciated.
14:10 GMT: Manning is now being referred to as "the defendant" rather than "the accused" by the judge.
14:00GMT: "It has been established that Manning will get 1,274 days off his final sentence for pre-trial confinement. This includes 1,162 days of pre-trial detention and 112 days sentencing credit for unlawful pretrial punishment."
More to come
With 3 years to go before the 2016 Presidential election we have seen a different side of what would be Rand Paul's biggest competitor, both figuratively and literally,Chris Christie.
While running the treadmill last night and listening to to a past FreedomFest debate "Wall Street on Trial" with Peter Schiff, Steve Forbes and others debating Capitalism and Big Government influence, I noticed on the multiple screens above me that Rand Paul's picture was on the Fox News show The O'Reilly Factor. I quickly tuned in to see what was being said.
Bernanke ORDERED To Testify In AIG Case
July 29, 2013 7:09 pm
By Tom Braithwaite in New York
A judge has ordered Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, to testify about the bailout of AIG in a case where the government is accused of illegally appropriating the insurer and using it “to covertly funnel billions of dollars to foreign entities”.
Government lawyers had argued Mr Bernanke was too senior and the facts had been raked over too often for his appearance to be necessary..
They need to bans claims of liability that force payouts for those hurt in the commission of a crime.
Crump: Don't unseal the $1 million-plus settlement Trayvon's parents received
April 15, 2013|By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel
Benjamin Crump has formally asked Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson to make sure the specific amount of the $1 million-plus settlement Trayvon Martin's parents reached with George Zimmerman's home owners' association be kept secret.
Trayvon's parents, Crump wrote, "in no way wanted their son killed in order to pursue a civil settlement."