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The next time Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke appears before Congress, here are a few visual aids he can use to show critics that quantitative easing is working:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index of stocks has climbed 18 percent since he said Aug. 27 that additional asset purchases might be warranted.
The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.
In a 20-page white paper, the Obama administration called on the U.S. Congress to fix "deficiencies that could hinder enforcement" of intellectual property laws.
Some of the highlights:
• The White House is concerned that "illegal streaming of content" may not be covered by criminal law, saying "questions have arisen about whether streaming constitutes the distribution of copyrighted works." To resolve that ambiguity, it wants a new law to "clarify that infringement by streaming, or by means of other similar new technology, is a felony in appropriate circumstances."
White paper at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ip_white_paper...
Been working on this site for a bit in anticipation of RP2012, wanted to show it to you guys and get some thoughts, reactions, feedback.....and most important, I need some people to register and add content. Ask new questions, submit answers, vote on others' Q&A, etc. If you're signed into Facebook you can register with 2 clicks. I added a bunch of posts to get it started.
Thought this would be a good site for the general public after they see RP in the debates & on news shows and go seeking more info about him.
Freedom Watch All-Star Lineup: Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, Michael Scheuer, Lew Rockwell, Nick Gillespie, & Justin Raimondo!Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:43
As the 2012 election cycle approaches, supporters and detractors alike are wondering how Ron Paul will capitalize on his 2008 Republican primary success, if at all. Kingmaker, candidate, or disinterested onlooker are all possibilities for the Texas congressman who told The Daily Caller he remains “definitely undecided” on another run.
Paul made a splash in the Republican presidential primaries in 2008 that went far beyond his impressive – and in some cases record breaking – fundraising numbers. Aided by his dedicated and ferociously protective supporters, known as Paulites, Paul started the election season with a surprisingly strong showing. In the Iowa caucuses, Paul picked up a very respectable 10 percent of the vote.
“A lot of people say Ron Paul failed. Well, that’s obviously not true,” said Jonathan Bydlak, Paul’s director of fundraising during the 2008 campaign who now works as former New Mexico Republican Gov. Gary Johnson’s finance director. “Given where the expectations were when he announced...you wouldn’t have expected Paul to get eight or 10 percent anywhere.”
"Last week Fox News’ Glenn Beck took a week off for vacation, and then returned on Monday. In his absence Glenn Beck was hosted each day by Andrew Napolitano, except last Friday when Fox News interrupted Glenn Beck in favor of breaking news coverage of the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe in Japan.
The good news for Beck is that he was able to take some time off from work. The bad news for Beck is that ratings-wise, Fox News did just fine without him. Coming in the wake of the recent New York Times report suggesting Fox News executives might be looking ahead to cable news lineup that does not include Beck once his contract expire at the end of the year, coupled with Beck's soft 2011 ratings, news that Glenn Beck basically drew the same numbers of viewers without Beck as the host probably isn’t good news for him or his agent."
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Note to Glenn Beck: Don’t Take Many More Vacations
by Eric Boehlert
by Matthew Mosk | ABC News
Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after becoming increasingly convinced that the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing -- the Mark 1 -- was so flawed it could lead to a devastating accident.
Questions persisted for decades about the ability of the Mark 1 to handle the immense pressures that would result if the reactor lost cooling power, and today that design is being put to the ultimate test in Japan. Five of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which has been wracked since Friday's earthquake with explosions and radiation leaks, are Mark 1s.
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03/15/11 Ron Paul on Fox Business: America's Nightly Scoreboard with David Asman
David Kravets reports, leading off with the testing results, and a link to them. Thankfully, The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has urged the discontinuance of use until the machines' effects are studied further. The Association for Airline Passenger Rights has also urged the government to stop using the machines until further testing can be done. Wired also reports they were not tested on mice or other animals before being deployed.
If Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee ultimately opt against presidential runs, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are the clear front-runners for the nomination, according to a new poll.
The survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released Tuesday shows Gingrich and Romney each with 24 percent of the vote among Republican primary voters if Huckabee and Palin are out of the picture. Ron Paul would take third place with 12 percent of the vote.
Nullification: Get the Federal Government off Kentucky Farms
Louisville, KY - March 15, 2011
Kentucky's Tea Party candidate for governor Phil Moffett calls on Governor Beshear to declare a right of nullification against unconstitutional power grabs from Washington DC. We need a “Kentucky revolution” against Federal regulations. Simply put, “Nullification of Federal agencies” means NO trespassing in Kentucky.
“Protecting Kentucky’s farmers, producers, and consumers from suffocating Federal regulations that kill jobs is imperative if we are to revive our economy,” Moffett said. "Soaring food prices make this a state of emergency. Kentuckians are more capable of taking care of themselves than far-off bureaucrats and it’s time to get the FDA, DEA and Dept. of Agriculture off our farms and defend Kentucky against this Federal choke-hold."
In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, Thomas Jefferson was the first to introduce nullification in response to a Federal attack on the great state of Kentucky. Jefferson said, “Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers….a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.” Kentucky must again nullify. In the tradition of Jefferson, Phil Moffett is here to carry the banner of liberty forward for Kentucky once again. With Moffett’s leadership we will say NO to the Federal government when it claims powers not granted to them in the Constitution.
“The Tea Party is up in arms. The Federal government is spending and regulating us to economic death. Even with a $1.5 trillion deficit on the table Washington has only proposed $61 billion in cuts. If Washington isn’t going to cut the spending, we’re going to have to stop Washington ourselves by eliminating redundant and unconstitutional Federal departments. For example, Kentucky has its own department of Agriculture, so there is no need to pay for an additional Federal agency to do the same job. Kentucky needs real leadership to stop the madness and as governor I intend to give the tea party platform real teeth,” said Moffett. “The Tea Party message to Washington D.C. is very clear - We don’t need the Federal government in our daily lives. We are free and capable people. We can take care of ourselves.”
Ron Paul's PAC is boasting a new fundraising haul as he prepares to head back to Iowa and New Hampshire next week.
Paul's Liberty PAC raised $1.1 million in the last month, The Atlantic reports. A good chunk of that money was raised during a 24-hour President's Day "money bomb," a technique Paul pioneered during his 2008 presidential run.
POLITICO reported earlier that Paul's money bomb added more than $700,000 to his coffers, showing he still has a significant base of grassroots support.
Founder of Committees of safety raided by swat team under the patriot act.
"A 21-year-old Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area is demanding $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.
Aaron Tobey claims in a civil rights lawsuit (.pdf) that in December he was handcuffed and held for about 90 minutes by the Transportation Security Administration at the Richmond International Airport after he began removing his clothing to display on his chest a magic-marker protest of airport security measures.
“Amendment 4: The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated,” his chest and gut read."