7 votes

How Rand Paul’s Conservative Realism Could Change the GOP

By W. JAMES ANTLE III • October 27, 2014

If you want a preview of the standard Republican critique of Rand Paul’s foreign policy ahead of the 2016 primaries, Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is your man.

The freshman lawmaker told ABC’s “This Week” that his fellow Republican “put out budgets to cut the military in half.” To drive the point home, Kinzinger added, “I think that would be devastating for our party right now on national security.”

Nonpartisan fact-checkers have rated Kinzinger’s assertion about the size of Paul’s proposed defense cuts false. But if you throw in the “I word”—isolationism, naturally—that’s pretty much what the Kentucky senator can expect from the kind of Republican who would “love” to see Jeb Bush run for president.

7 votes

Having Failed to Turn Millennials into Home Buyers Real Estate Industry Turns to Gen Z

In March we asked who will buy the homes to sustain the housing recovery- we concluded it wouldn't be millennials burdened by student loan debt and poor job prospects.

5 votes

China's Ghost Cities - by design? Nuclear war backup housing?!

Everyone is aware of the extent of China's overbuilding of housing supply. They've built over 10 ENTIRE CITIES in remote outskirts. The question is: Why?

I'm beginning to question whether or not this is an accidental misallocation of resources on a colossal scale or by design.

One can understand various pockets of the economy experiencing supply imbalances due to central planning, but ENTIRE CITIES and MORE THAN ONCE makes me think this is a deliberate design.

14 votes

It's all a lie!

and I for one have been fortunate to realize it in this life.

No boundaries! No limits! No fear!

Peace and Love eternal.

6 votes

Everybody wants to rule the world.

Old yet historical in content:

Tears For Fears -


We will win this fight of our time! Believe we are alone! And in understanding this harness that innate rage and be what we were destined to be: awake!

32 votes

TMOT: The GOP is Dead, Full of Slaves

"When you compare the mindsets of the Rank and File Republican to that of their Democratic counterparts, there's not a dimes worth of difference."


26 votes

I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow

Listen to Edie Brickell rock Dylan's 1962 classic A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall. She takes it to a whole different level.


Below is Dylan's version, thanks to Tbuck:


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47 votes

Man Refuses to Lie Down for Police Despite Guns Pointed at Him


By Matt Agorist
La Quinta, CA – A powerful video was submitted to the Free Thought Project which shows a dramatic interaction between a man and La Quinta police.

Alejandro Natividad, a resident of Indio pulled out his phone and caught his incredible non-violent resistance on video Sunday as police were pointing guns at him.

Natividad, had committed no crime, yet when police chose to interact with him, guns were drawn and he was told to get face down on the concrete.

19 votes

‘We Can't Have Perpetual War': The Realism of Rand Paul

by Justin Raimondo, October 27, 2014

Senator Rand Paul is everywhere: campaigning for Republican candidates during the crucial midterm elections, on Fox News explaining to Hannity why going into Iraq with ground troops is a mistake, teaming up with Cory Booker to call for reform of federal sentencing guidelines – and, as Olivia Nuzzi points out, the media is scrutinizing his every word as if he were already the GOP presidential nominee. When he gave his much-anticipated foreign policy speech to the Center for the National Interest, reporters were live-tweeting it as they would a presidential inaugural. And, unlike earlier media frenzies over such nonentities as Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, and Chris "close the bridge" Christie, this level of attention is surely warranted.

Not since the days of Senator Robert A. Taft – another somewhat aloof, irascible, and highly intelligent GOP presidential wannabe – has the Eastern Republican establishment faced such an articulate and calculating challenger. And what annoys – and, now, frightens – GOP mandarins the most is Sen. Paul’s challenge to their failed foreign policy, which has given us so many years of bloodshed and misery, along with a multi-trillion bill we cannot possibly pay.

He started out taking some easy shots, reminding Francis Fukuyama that "history has not ended" – no kidding – and doing a little bit of pandering, albeit not to the people in the room. Russia, he averred, "slides backward vainly hoping to resurrect the Soviet Union" – a view not shared by many writers for The National Interest, who have mostly resisted Washington’s fashionable Russophobia. But this was just part of his Obama’s-foreign-policy-is-going-to-pot riff: also included was a vague warning about "the remarkable rise" of China’s "one-party state capitalism," and, in the Middle East, the "rise of radical jihadist movements" who "represent the antithesis of liberal democracy."

18 votes

VIDEO: Philly cop threatens to ‘Beat The Sh*t’ out of teen for looking him in the ‘F*cking Eye’

VIDEO: Philly cop threatens to ‘Beat The Sh*t’ out of teen for looking him in the ‘F*cking Eye’


18 votes

The Bus Driver Was Not Amused

Several passengers paid their fares and boarded a bus at a stop in Concepcion, Chile, when a man at the end of the line made a horrible mistake.


As he comes aboard he makes a quick grab for another passenger's purse. She holds on tightly enough to keep him from dashing off with it and he tries to pass it off as a joke before making a second attempt. That's when the bus driver gets involved.

7 votes

By 1922 Rockefeller’s Chase National Bank launched the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce.

I knew some of these things but there is also quite a few things in this article I did not know. It has me wondering what's really going on between the oligarchs behind the scene in Russia today?

From the Article at the link below:

21 votes

70% of Americans ANGRY at Direction of the Country

Washington (CNN) -- Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.

Democrats are battling to try and save the Senate majority, while hoping to prevent more losses in the House, which the GOP controls by a 234 to 201 margin.

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