I remember when I first discovered Ron Paul. I was a conservative on the religious right, studying to become a pastor, and blissfully unaware of the real going ons of the world. I was watching a presidential debate sponsored by AFA (American family association) in the fall of 2007. The turn out to the debate was abysmal, with only candidates not afraid to voice their faith present. Huckabe was there, that other catholic neocon, some other no name guy and Ron Paul. I listened carefully and took notes, and then something happened, I had a religious experience via Ron Pauls words.
Is the relationships that were formed, and the growth that occurred as a result.
That is what the Ark is all about. Keeping everyone together. We're about to change ships, but everyone here's got a guaranteed spot on the new ship.
I am trying sometimes to take inspiration from one of the greatest warriors that ever lived. Some of you have heard me invoke his names before, the Geh-Hron-Im-Aho. You know his name as "Death From Above" because that is the meaning of the English interpretation of his name which to you is....
Geronimo. Death From Above because his crazy-ass Chiricahua warriors would scream his name as they lept from above with their blades flashing.
In the literature, apparently this guy was one of those leaders that people could just feel HOLINESS radiating from them and POWER. Incredible power that he charged his warriors up with and these guys, they just whipped ass. No other way to put it. And for a long time, nobody could catch them, nobody could kill them but one by one, by treachery and misfortune, almost all of Geronimo's people were killed off before his eyes, he went though like 4 or 5 wives and sets of kids, all killed off in the genocide but nobody but nobody could kill Geronimo. Only like half the nation white, red or black was out for his bounty, the entire United States Military was out for him and every single time he either fought them to a stand still or escaped to punish them from another angle.
Like many of his time, he believed his medicine made him impervious to bullets. Others payed for this medicine but it didn't work out too well.
With Geronimo, it worked. Nobody could kill him.
I don't know what did.
What I do know is as the years took their toll and seeing his people repeatedly decimated, he tried to surrender again and again saying "I have had enough of this. I don't wish to fight any longer". And again and again he tried to surrender only to find treachery again but finally the Federal Government, Washin-done had enough of being embarrased and enough coffins ordered and interned to where they actually finaly and without guile or misdeeds gave him a nice little house and a farm and promised to pay him tribute and his few people tribute and leave them in peace.
FYI for anyone with plans to go to Ukraine any time soon...
By Paul McLeary | Defense News
Also Will Begin Shipment of US-funded Armored Vehicles
WASHINGTON — American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin training four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard, the head of US Army Europe Lt. Gen Ben Hodges said during his first visit to Kiev on Wednesday.
The number of troops heading to the Yavoriv Training Area near the city of L'viv — which is about 40 miles from the Polish border — is still being determined, however.
There was a gun in the glove compartment of the car, but neither the car driver nor the passenger had any threatening behavior or any attempts to use it.
The man had both of his hands raised in the air, when he was executed at close range.
Nicholas Rubin is a 16-year old self-taught computer programmer from Seattle, Washington. He is also the inventor of Greenhouse, a new browser plugin that let’s you know exactly where politicians get their campaign funding from.
The U.S. has been waging economic, financial, trade and political war against Russia and even kinetic war-by-proxy in Ukraine. Worryingly, nobody in power in the U.S. or Europe really seems willing to tell us exactly why.
From the Russian point of view, everything from its plunging ruble to bitter sanctions to the falling price of oil are the fault of the U.S., either directly or indirectly. Whether that is fair is irrelevant; that’s the view of the Russians right now. So no surprise, it doesn’t dispose them toward goodwill negotiations with the West generally and the U.S. specifically.
Company that has come under fire for its genetically modified seeds said its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter
Monsanto said Wednesday its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter, as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company’s biotech-enhanced seeds.
US farmers harvested record crops of soybeans and corn last year, sending prices on those food staples to their lowest levels in years. That has resulted in farmers in South America and elsewhere reducing the number of acres they dedicate to corn. Monsanto said its business was also affected by reduced cotton planting in Australia.
The agriculture products company’s revenue fell more than 8% to $2.87bn in the period, on lower sales of corn seeds and herbicide. Analysts expected $2.96bn, according to Zacks.
Neocons trying to pull another 'Jack Hunter' on Rand, attack 'Libertarian Girl' after Rand Paul hires her for social media workSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:37
Check out the latest 'controversy' from Bill Kristol's rag Free Beacon, they are trying to pull another Jack Hunter on Rand but I don't think they will be successful. Jennifer Rubin and Daily Beast are now chiming in as well.
Rand Paul’s Latest Hire: Give Edward Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize
BY: Alana Goodman
January 20, 2015 12:32 pm
A blogger who has been hired to do social media work for Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) likely presidential campaign is not a fan of “stupid armchair jingoes” in the Republican Party, says Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) “will use anything to satisfy his blood lust,” and wants Edward Snowden to receive a Nobel Peace prize, according to her Facebook page.
Marianne Copenhaver, also known as “Libertarian Girl,” joined Paul’s team a few months ago to do contract work, the Daily Beast has reported.
Copenhaver’s recent Facebook posts are filled with vehement attacks on the GOP’s foreign policy on Iran, Russia, the Islamic State, Syria, and Israel.
Dave Herman was attacked by police officers and tazed for not submitting without question. Adam was contacted this morning by Dave Herman's wife who used to intern with AVTM. They came up with an approach and produced this video to help Dave and put some bad officers in their place.
His bankers at the Scotiabank in Toronto simply drew suspicion from nowhere so why did the cops oblige by taking him to the police state in handcuffs?
Does this mean I can just call the cops on anyone I want and ruin their day or do I have to be a banker to get away with false reports?
I see this trend in America, cops just doing whatever the most paranoid accuser thinks without ever addressing the law until it is too late and the suspect becomes another victim of a police state.
by Lee Fang | Republic Report
Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy.
There have been many great books and articles detailing the history of the drug war. Part of America’s fixation with keeping the leafy green plant illegal is rooted in cultural and political clashes from the past.
you shudder as you think
our country is on the brink
rushing headlong on the path
inviting God's awful wrath
you pray but do not see
the blatant hypocrisy
your support of murder in foreign lands
has left you with bloodstained hands
you take a stand against most sin
aware iniquity could do us in
a would-be-defender of innocent life
striving to melt hearts of ice
your prayers and pleas will not suffice
to convince others you're pro-life
your support of murder in foreign lands
has left you with bloodstained hands
you shed godly tears over infanticide
VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Appears on Fox's 'On the Record' W / Martha MacCallum - 1/21/15