Referring to US foreign Policy toward nations who do not bow to US demands..."they must abide by rules from which we're immune, because we're superior" or, you could change it slightly to reflect the relationship "we the people" have with our rulers..."WE must abide by rules from which they're immune, because they're superior."
Here is one cool kid.
Internet taxes? Not so fast.
A bill that would let states collect Internet sales taxes from online retailers and their customers may have sailed through the Senate, but it is expected to face much more resistance from tax-wary Republicans in the House.
Though the Marketplace Fairness Act, sponsored by Sens. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Mike Enzi, Wyoming Republican, is a bipartisan bill that is backed by more than 20 House Republicans, supporters and opponents both agree it will be a “harder fight” in the House with billions of dollars in future e-commerce at stake.
“It’s definitely going to be tougher than the Senate vote,” said Claire Burghoff, communications director for Rep. Steve Womack, the Arkansas Republican who is sponsoring the bill’s sister legislation in the House. “But we’re really confident in its prospects that we can get this done once and for all.”
May 6, 2013 Josh Cox
This is a house of cards. That’s the thrust of Ron Paul’s new article for The Free Foundation. If you thought Ron Paul would just go quietly into the night after his failed but trendsetting presidential bid, you would be mistaken. With the Fed announcing it was going to continue QE and possibly even increase it, Paul was quick to bemoan the decision but said it was expected as the Fed has lost the ability to exit gracefully from the markets.
A Message from a Gentleman and a Scholar.
Paul Craig Roberts
May 1, 2013
If there is hope, you are it. You are motivated to find truth. You can think outside the box. You can see through propaganda. You are the remnant with the common sense that once was a common American virtue. You come to this site, because you get explanations that are not agenda-driven, that are not BS, that are not right-wing or left-wing, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat. You get explanations based on my lifetime of unique education and experience. Some of you are young enough to be equipped with the energy and courage to organize whatever resistance there may be to the Gestapo State that is descending on the United States of America. This is your site. Support it.
Don't forget to call your senators. Here's a list of "your" Senators:
NYPD Officer: " “If you're not a terrorist, if you’re not a threat, prove it“This is the price you pay to live in free society"Submitted by Verrater on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:57
Teenagers, social media, and terrorism: a threat level hard to assess.
Using a zero tolerance approach to track domestic terrorists online is the only reasonable way to analyze online threats these days, especially after the Boston Marathon bombing and news that the suspects had subsequently planned to target Times Square in Manhattan, Mullins says. The way law enforcement agencies approach online activity that appears sinister is this: “If you’re not a terrorist, if you’re not a threat, prove it,” he says.
Federal Reserve Blows More Bubbles [Link thanks to adap2k]
Last week at its regular policy-setting meeting, the Federal Reserve announced it would double down on the policies that have failed to produce anything but a stagnant economy. It was a disappointing, but not surprising, move.
@LukeBozier just tweeted this, said it was huge explosion just now in Damascus. Haven't seen anything reported in media yet. Man this looks like a freaking mushroom cloud.
Update: Reuters reporting it was Israeli attack now as well
Jennifer Grossman (formerly w/Cato Institute, now Senior VP at Dole Fruit) is heading up a liberty/libertarian television network along with Michael Strong (run’s John Mackey’s Conscious Capitalism org) and Ricky Ray Butler. (Plaid Media/Endorse Liberty PAC) Ricky Ray is also introducing Jennifer to the other tech geniuses/Silicon Valley creatives who were the motor behind that PAC that supported Ron Paul last year.
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A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case
Saturday 4 May 2013
The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy. But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are.
43 years ago today. The Kent State shootings. 4 were killed when the Ohio National Guard shot at the UNarmed college students while they protested US involvement in the Vietnam War.
Here is an in depth article about it provided by Jefferson:
Andrew Napolitano | May 2, 2013
Here they go again. The Obama administration has asked its allies in Congress to introduce legislation that would permit the feds to continue their march through the Fourth Amendment when it comes to obtaining private information about all of us.
"The United States believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria, two U.S. officials tell CNN.
U.S. and Western intelligence agencies are reviewing classified data showing Israel most likely conducted a strike in the Thursday-Friday time frame, according to both officials. This is the same time frame that the U.S. collected additional data showing Israel was flying a high number of warplanes over Lebanon.