4 votes

Elizabeth Warren to be Top Democrat on Senate Panel on Economic Policy

By Eric Garcia | MarketWatch
January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren will have a new leadership role that will give her oversight of federal regulators she often likes to chide — notably the Federal Reserve.

Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, will be the ranking member for the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy, which has oversight of the Federal Reserve and the Office of Financial Research, which was created under the Dodd-Frank and offers analysis of the financial system.

Warren has frequently criticized regulators for what she sees as their leniency toward banks. She led an ultimately unsuccessful fight earlier this year against a partial rollback of the Dodd-Frank law.

24 votes

College Student Detained by TSA for Arabic Flashcards Wins Settlement

I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure.
By Nick George, via the ACLU | January 23, 2015

Five years ago, the Philadelphia police thought that carrying Arabic-language flashcards was enough to warrant the arrest of an innocent traveler. A settlement reached today in a lawsuit I brought against the police department makes it clear that it is not.

Travelling by plane can be a long and grueling process under the best of circumstances. This makes it a good time for monotonous tasks, like trying to iron out some vocab for a language you're learning at college.

In August 2009, I was planning to fly through the Philadelphia airport to start my senior year at Pomona College in California. I was carrying a set of English-Arabic flashcards that I had put together for one of my classes, as well as a book critical of U.S. foreign policy (written by a former secretary of commerce under President Reagan– not exactly a radical treatise). It should go without saying that this is perfectly innocuous, First Amendment-protected activity.

Turns out, it doesn't.

At the metal detector at airport security, Transportation Security Administration agents asked me to empty my pockets. I took the set of flashcards from my pocket and handed them to the officers. After I cleared the metal detector, they asked me to step aside for additional screening. One of them started rifling through the cards, and another took the book out of my carry-on. The minutes ticked by, and I got more confused about why I was being detained and more concerned that I would miss my flight. One of them called a supervisor.

8 votes

The Entire Universe, It Was Built on Love

What is liberty without love?
Give a soul-hug to your enemy
Awaken he becomes your friend

The entire Universe
It was built on Love

There are not enough words
Within all human tongues
To paint its truths

The entire Universe
It was build on Love

Wars never build our cities
Evil warfare never builds

The entire Universe
It was built on Love

13 votes

Man may be jailed for not paying child support for son who isn't his (video)

A Michigan man could go to jail for failing to pay child support. But the child he's accused of not paying for isn't even his.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/man-may-jailed-not-paying-203459...

6 votes

Is ISIS an imminent threat? Part 2

Is ISIS an imminent threat? Part 2

http://youtu.be/kxHVil83R9s

28 votes

Imagine an Occupied America

by Rep. Ron Paul | March 10, 2009

Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of "keeping us safe" or "promoting democracy" or "protecting their strategic interests."

Imagine that they operated outside of U.S. law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most of the time with little to no repercussions or consequences. Imagine that they set up checkpoints on our soil and routinely searched and ransacked entire neighborhoods of homes. Imagine if Americans were fearful of these foreign troops and overwhelmingly thought America would be better off without their presence.

Imagine if some Americans were so angry about them being in Texas that they actually joined together to fight them off, in defense of our soil and sovereignty, because leadership in government refused or were unable to do so. Imagine that those Americans were labeled terrorists or insurgents for their defensive actions, and routinely killed or captured and tortured by the foreign troops on our land. Imagine that the occupiers' attitude was that if they just killed enough Americans, the resistance would stop, but instead, for every American killed, 10 more would take up arms against them, resulting in perpetual bloodshed. Imagine if most of the citizens of the foreign land also wanted these troops to return home. Imagine if they elected a leader who promised to bring them home and put an end to this horror.

Imagine if that leader changed his mind once he took office.

21 votes

What's with The Economist's strange and ominous 2015 cover? (for those who have eyes to see)

Ever play that game in Highlights Magazine as a kid called "hidden pictures?" I'm not sure how many free thinkers are left on the DP, but those in the know, know that the elites like to announce what they are going to do ahead of time. What can be gleaned from this strange cover of a publication known to be connected to the Rothschild dynasty? Vigilant Citizen and the resulting commentary makes for an interesting analysis.

21 votes

Americans in Ukraine

11 votes

Bankrupt? Who’s Bankrupt?

A few years ago, with tongue securely in cheek, I wrote about the Fed buying Treasury Bonds. I tried using the absurd to make a point. I explained this would be like issuing your own credit card, buying everything you want, paying for the credit card with your checking account, and filling the checking account with cash advances from the credit card. I was just kidding. I never thought this would actually happen. It has. Similarly, years ago when I wrote about the nationalization of GM and the financial system I was again trying to use absurdity to make a point. My problem is that it’s getting hard to be absurd in America today.

When I read the headlines all I do is mutter to myself, “You just can’t make this stuff up” because when I did no one took me seriously.

Today with the Fed buying treasury bonds America has in effect declared bankruptcy. We might not think so because the mainstream media hasn’t mentioned it but our creditors have noticed. China wants higher interest rates and collateral. Dancing down the yellow-brick road to Insolvency City our leaders announce a new trillion dollar something or other every day. A trillion here, a trillion there and eventually trillion doesn’t sound so shockingly big any more.

24 votes

Why You Must Not Sign A “Refusal To Vaccinate” Form – At least, if you want to keep your kids that is

The “Refusal to Vaccinate” form was created by the American Academy of Pediatric’s ‘legal department’ as a response to the growing number of toxic vaccines recommended by them and the growing number of parents who are becoming educated on this issue. According to the CDC our children should now receive 37 doses of vaccine between 0-16 years. [See Vaccine Schedule]

36 votes

Is Liberty popular these days?

Just riff off the top of your head for me.

I'd like to hear the first thing that comes to mind. That is usually the truest thing. Don't bother censoring - we're going to be out of here soon enough anyway. The Daily Paul's landing gear is down, we're on our final descent. The seat belt light is on. It is safe to talk to your fellow passenger.

And so, friend who I've never met, I turn to you and I ask, "Hey, fellow passenger, do you think Liberty is popular these days? (And I make to your spirit a silent prayer: "I acknowledge you as a fellow traveler, and a fellow American.")

What does our fellow traveler have to say? This is what I see:

Liberty used to be popular. We once loved her so much that we put her on a coin.

17 votes

Firearms enthusiasts crash gun buyback to hunt bargains

A recent gun buyback event in Oregon, aimed at curbing the number of weapons on the street, turned into a planned profit making opportunity for a group of firearms enthusiasts.

The Jan. 17 event was co-sponsored by Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon and the Newport Police Department, who offered gift cards to superstore Fred Meyer in return for guns, no questions asked. A sliding scale meant assault rifles fetched $175 gift cards each, and high capacity magazines were worth $25 credits at the store, which ironically sells firearms.

33 votes

Ancient Archery Form - Truly Amazing Video! (Updated with actual video link... doh!)

We have been taught that "modern" ways are the pinnacle of human existence. This guy is recovering ancient archery techniques that make modern archers look like chumps.


http://youtu.be/BEG-ly9tQGk

Syndicate content