7 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 3/2/15: Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For? (VIDEO)


Written By Ron Paul
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.

Despite the heated rhetoric from both sides, no one seriously believes that Congress will allow Homeland Security funding to lapse. Most in Congress believe that, without the Department of Homeland Security, Americans would be left unprotected from terrorists and natural disasters. As with most areas of bipartisan agreement, the truth is the exact opposite of the DC consensus. The American people would be much better off if Congress transferred the few constitutional functions performed by Homeland Security to other parts of the government and then shut down the rest of the department.

Many Americans associate Homeland Security with the color–coded terrorist warning system and the “if you see something, say something" public relations campaign. These programs were designed to inspire public confidence in the department, but instead they inspired public ridicule.

8 votes

US Official Terrorists!


If you haven't seen this yet, I felt it would definitely draw some attention, if for nothing more than the fact that US officials are being called terrorists by foreign officials, as per definition they should be called.

21 votes

Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation.

As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s two-year nightmare began on Aug. 20, 2012, when he was paid $50 to serve a court summons on behalf of his nephew against Bogalusa police officer Chad Cassard in a police brutality lawsuit.

12 votes

Vaccines - a letter of support and vindication for those advocating parental choice!


The above article was published this morning in the same newspaper as was mine back on February 11th. I have submitted a letter of response to a fellow citizen's calls of conspiracy at my advocating for parental choice. I will post the published response as soon as it is available, but I wanted to share what my local community is reading much more about today due to our willingness to simply bring it into the public conversation.

Peace and Love always.

20 votes

LOL! Former NSA Director Hayden calls himself a libertarian!

I've got to laugh this is so absurd!


Michael Hayden, who served in turn as director of the National Security Agency (NSA), principal deputy director of National Intelligence, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1999 through 2009, elicited laughs and a loud jeer of “No you’re not!” in response to his assertion Friday morning during a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) debate that he is an “unrelenting libertarian.”.....

11 votes

Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper.

According to the website Israel National News, the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an cites Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack.

11 votes

CPAC is making me sick from a very long distance

A noisome cesspool of filthy little liars we know too well from our experience.


I don't have to watch this crap, I can smell if from here.

19 votes

Strange Events Happening at Alternative News Sites

Over the last three days since the FCC voted for "net neutrality," some very strange events have occurred, including alternative news radio shows to simply go off air for minutes at a time, a popular website that conducted a hard hitting interview with the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration Paul Criag Roberts completely went down and the article could not be accessed throughout the day, just to come back up, then return an error again on reload, a site that linked to that piece also went "goopy," according to the Hawk video below, Facebook has had numerous

14 votes

Fukushima Has Been Leaking Massive Radioactive Water Since May, But Tepco Didn't Tell Anyone

From what I can gather, the facility has never completely stopped dumping radioactive water into the ocean, but this latest update indicates there has been 50-70% MORE radioactive water pouring directly into the ocean than what had previously been acknowledged. I stopped eating seafood from the gulf of Mexico shortly after the BP oil spill and completely stopped eating any and all seafood in 2012 when it was reported that nearly all tuna caught off the coast of Califorina and tested showed signs of fukushima radiation. Amazing that this doesn't get more media coverage.

The fallout from the Fukushima disaster is far from over. The operator of the crippled nuclear power plant announced Sunday that sensors in its drainage system had detected a leak of contaminated water 50 to 70 times more radioactive than radioactivity levels already seen on its campus—which the AFP points out were already quite high.

The drainage system discharges water into a nearby bay, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. The operating company, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), said it shut down a gutter to prevent the contaminated water from reaching the Pacific on Sunday morning. The radiation levels dropped off steadily throughout the day, but were still 10 to 20 times higher than usual later in the day.

Yet more bad news surfaced just days later: On Tuesday, Tepco announced it had detected elevated levels of radiation in rainwater pooling on the roof of a plant building back in May, but had failed to disclose the finding until now, according to NBC News. The radioactive water had likely leaked into the sea through a gutter when it rained, Tepco announced.

30 votes

We Are Almost at the Gate

We Are Almost at the Gate

There are countless wars and tyranny,
Leviathan's cruel reign of hate,
But we have a rendezvous with destiny,
We are almost at the gate.

Monsanto is going down,
Big government will disintegrate,
The Military-Industrial Complex has lost its crown,
We are almost at the gate.

Poisoned food, water and air,
But take heart and celebrate,
The Great Awakening is everywhere,
We are almost at the gate.

Though they seem so big and strong,
Creators of the police state,
For lovers of liberty it won't be long,
We are almost at the gate.

33 votes

Update: Fox News Spin: Rand Wins CPAC, but the REAL News is Walker's 2nd Place; ABC Version of the Spin

The Real News is not Rand's victory of the CPAC Straw Poll, but Walker's 2nd Place. Also Cruz's 3rd Place seems to be more important than Rand winning 3 in the row.


ABC's Version of the Spin


8 votes

FedEx Refuses To Ship Ghost Gunner


“This device is capable of manufacturing firearms, and potentially by private individuals,” FedEx spokesman Scott Fiedler told Wired on Tuesday. “We are uncertain at this time whether this device is a regulated commodity by local, state, or federal governments. As such, to ensure we comply with the applicable law and regulations, FedEx declined to ship this device until we know more about how it will be regulated.”

9 votes

Kerry begging and whining for more money to counter Russia Today

Kerry basicly admits that the US is losing the information war, most prominantly to RT, which has a bigger online audiance than CNN and the BBC combined.

And.....he wants more money. YOUR money that is!

RT's Anissa Naouai has an excellent analysis about Kerry's recent remarks:


They seem to have an obsession with RT these days, and RT in turn slaps them right back in their ugly faces every single time.

21 votes

Boehner Allies Sweating Over Potential Loss of Speakership

Though most are doubtful it will occur, the Republicans in the House revealed a house divided with the no-confidence vote on the Homeland Security battle. Conservatives and Democrats united to prevent the HS bill from passing. Boehner's battles just will become more intense in the next few weeks, including such money battles as the debt ceiling, budget allocations, tax increases and spending cuts.

Democrats are none too happy with Boehner either, since he promised them vote on a 'clean bill', OTOH, some Democrats are not happy with Pelosi, either, calling promised deal 'a thin reed'.

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