18 votes

Ron Paul Wants to Encourage an ‘Epidemic of Truth-Telling’

Rider said the site is not affiliated with the Libertarian Party and would not comment on a widely presumed 2016 presidential bid by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the son of Ron Paul.
“This is about more voices from liberty-minded people, from the Occupy movement to Tea Partiers, from ‘big L’ libertarians to ‘small L’ libertarians,” she said.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/24/ron-paul-wants-to...

24 votes

Justin Amash: The Man the Chamber of Commerce Can’t Beat

"The annual parade and fair, which locals claim is the largest free fest of its kind, occupies most of the main street and all of a nearby park. By 11 a.m. the best seats along the parade route are taken, and the free sidewalk space has been chalked up, courtesy of a nearby church, with suggested prayers and Bible verses. As the crowd sweats, the grand marshal reminds everyone to return in August for a Vietnam veteran motorcycle ride. “They didn’t really get the respect they deserved when they returned home,” he says. “Let’s make it up to them.”

16 votes

The Utilitarian Argument for a State and where it Fails

Most arguments for the existence of a State structured society boil down to a single premise - through the existence of a State, violations of Natural Law can can be minimized. For instance, “there will be less theft,” “there will be less murder,” and so on. On the whole, it is argued that, folks will be better off. This is the Utilitarian Argument for a State. Let's explore.

The following figure demonstrates the proposition. In the absence of a State, society would arrive at a Natural Equilibrium where the inherent – yet informal – organization would result in some baseline level of violations against Natural Law – which can be assumed to be measured in some arbitrary units of value (i.e. money, emotional value, etc - shown as blue).

When a State is put in place, money, sweat, tears, etc must be extracted from the populace to sustain its existence. Under the influence of a State, by Le Chatelier's Principle, the equilibrium level of Natural Law violations will be shifted – for the better or for the worse. Under a State, both of these must be assigned a value and, subsequently, added together. If the summed value falls below the Natural Equilibrium, the State could be said to be ”worth it” (shown in dotted green) from the perspective of a cost-benefit analysis – whereas the red dotted line represents the case where the sum exceeds the Natural Equilibrium, and so, is ”not worth it”.

34 votes

Laura Ingraham On O'Reilly: Rand Paul's Isolationist Foreign Policy Captures What Americans Are Feeling (VIDEO)

BY FOX NEWS INSIDER
JUL 24 2014 // 8:50PM AS SEEN ON THE O'REILLY FACTOR

Laura Ingraham was on “The O’Reilly Factor” to discuss if Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) can be a viable presidential candidate with his isolationist foreign policy, which departs from that of many of his fellow Republicans.

Ingraham said Paul is capturing what a lot of Americans are feeling after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, plus so many ongoing global conflicts.

12 votes

The BRICS Bank Signals the End of the American Financial Empire and U.S. Dollar

What many of us here on the Daily Paul have been discussing for awhile goes mainstream.

Most scoff at a competitor to the US dollar- that is based less on analysis than an inbred mentality regarding the strength of the dollar.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-nasser-h-saidi/the-brics-ba...

22 votes

Is there legal recourse when NSA perverts spy on you naked?

In this episode of the Rare Report...

Do you want the NSA looking at your naked body? Americans are fed up with the NSA–but are they ready to do something about it? Have we reached a tipping point? What legal grounds do we have against federal workers who pass around nude pics of us and our loved ones?

Is it government’s job to tell you what we should eat, drink, smoke and think? Shopping carts with Michele Obama telling food stamp recipients what healthy foods to buy? Is this for real? Should government control what they–or you–buy?

Can you be a conservative without being a libertarian? Establishment Republicans are attacking libertarian conservatives like Rand Paul and Justin Amash every chance they get. But can you even be a conservative without, to some degree, being a libertarian? We take a hard look at the definition of conservatism and it’s future.

20 votes

The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.

Fury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and justly so. But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane—Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July 3, 1988, not by some scruffy rebel on contested soil but by a U.S. Navy captain in command of an Aegis-class cruiser called the Vincennes.

50 votes

Lunatic MI Govt Terrorists FORCE Organic Farmers to DESTROY 248 Gallons of Organic Milk & 1200 Free Range Eggs!

As my war-survivin' late grandma (who knew a thing or two about surviving war-induced famine) would say: to throw away food, is the gravest of crimes!

Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

By Daisy Luther
The Organic Prepper
July 24, 2014

16 votes

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None is a short excerpt from the novel The Great Explosion written by deceased British author Eric Frank Russel in 1951 and first published in the long running Astounding Scienc

23 votes

Rand Paul Proposes Measure To Shield State Medical Marijuana Laws From Feds

by Matt Ferner
07/24/2014 2:46 pm EDT

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution.

10 votes

G M O - O M G

Dennis Kucinich just tweeted:

Retweeted by Dennis Kucinich
Elizabeth Kucinich ‏@EJKucinich 12m

Yay!! #GMOOMG is out & ranking #2 documentary on iTunes today. Here's the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/id898147912
@GMOOMGfilm

32 votes

30 Fascinating Photos Of 1960s Afghanistan

The peaceful hues of 1960s Afghanistan paint a far different picture of the country embroiled with corruption and struggle. In 1967, Arizona State University professor Dr. Bill Podlich and his family swapped the stark, sultry summers of Tempe, Arizona for the environs of Kabul, Afghanistan. After serving in World War II, Podlich wanted to partake in a cause for peace and for that reason, he teamed up with UNESCO to work for two years at the Higher Teachers College of Kabul, Afghanistan. With him were his children, Jan and Peg, along with his wife Margaret.

9 votes

Top European court slams Poland for allowing Bush era CIA torture camps

Top European court slams Poland for allowing Bush era CIA torture camps

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/top-european-court-slams-poland-...

"WARSAW, Poland -- Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture.

15 votes

Huffpo: I Went 21 Days Without Complaining and It Changed My Life

7-22-14 by Tim Ferris

"This $@#&ing Mac will be the death of me. Intuitive, my ass."

It just slipped out, and I don't think I can be blamed. I was ready to leave the PC behind and take my Mac overseas for the first time when I couldn't figure out how to resize photos. On a friggin' Mac? I felt swindled. I also now had to move the bracelet.

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