...you might be shocked to learn that Facebook is automatically publishing posts under your name and placing them at the top of the News feed for your friends. In some cases, these posts can include controversial political content that you would never voluntarily post.
Consider these two examples, which are typical of posts I’ve seen in my news feed over the past two weeks. (I’ve blurred the names to protect the innocent:)
Read on at: ZD Net
Also at CNet
Paul supporters everywhere, I'm not sure everyone understands plurality and how state delegations work at the convention.
Nevada CAN be one of the states that puts Paul's name in nomination. The binding rule from Nevada only says the delegates must vote for Romney on the first round, it says nothing about putting names in nomination. As a matter of fact, Romney will only use 5 states as well, it's a moot point, so every state is not needed once the 5 state threshold is met.
When a state delegation puts a candidate's name into nomination, the national GOP rules say they must have a plurality of delegates to do that. That simply means when the state delegation votes among themselves to put a candidates name in, they do not need a majority of that delegation to do so, only a plurality. No where does it say that state can only be a non bound state.
So if the Nevada delegation chooses to put Paul's name into nomination, the delegation secretary gives the nomination paperwork to the National Convention secretary.
The NV delegation can both vote for Romney (I would abstain) and put Paul's name in nomination.
Audit the Fed Bill Must Pass, but it is only the beginning!
Oklahoma activists from the group Americans Against the Next War (AANW) are working to prevent military action or war against Iran. The group funded three billboards, now on display in the Oklahoma City metro area, that read: “Tell Congress: No War on Iran.”
A news conference was held on July 10, at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, to announce the billboards, their locations, and present the coalition of churches, organizations and individuals that support the project.
Speakers at the event included Dr. Katherine Scheirman, Col. USAF (ret); Bob Lemon, Oklahoma City philanthropist and human rights activist; and John Scripsick, Gold Star father whose son was killed in Iraq. Director of the Peace House Nathaniel Batchelder was the event emcee.
With the Penn St. Scandal still fresh in everyone's mind.........
Here's the headline from the Washington Times, June 29th...1989......
I'll never forget it.....it's when I started to "wake up"...I was 19 at the time............
Some of you may remember it....some of you may have been too young. But if you think Penn St was bad.....it gets a whole lot darker my friends........
Another good interview with wide awake news editor Charlie McGrath.
Michael Scheuer briefly interviewed on the street. Thinks his support for Paul, criticism of Israel and a non-interventionist view caused Fox to stop calling.
If anybody is unfamiliar with him, i suggest getting on youtube. He very bluntly explains whats driving our foreign policy... Israel.
Laura Ebke, RLC-Nebraska
Since people seem to be interested (to say the least) about what happened in the Nebraska today, I think I'd post a little recap.
If you're interested..
Our numbers--we believed going in--were at about 40% of the total delegates. As I told many people, we didn't have the majority. I also told a number of people that how well we did would probably depend on how well the Romney forces were organized, and how many folks in rural areas decided to stay home and irrigate their corn instead of coming to the convention. Based on the credentials report, attendance was at about 96% of the elected delegates--an extraordinary number, really. Of course that made our job tougher, since we looked to be behind by about a 60-40 split.
Review Manify keepin it real! It's D-Day for Ron Paul's Campaign
Also see - Response to Maddow Coverage;Ron Paul 2012: He Just Needs To Win One More State?
LIBERTY LIVE STREAM TEAM - Ustream CHANNEL :
Ms. Suriyah Fish and the Liberty Live Stream Team have arrived in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Team is working now in Grand Island, Nebraska to achieve operational status and begin their Live Streaming video broadcast of the opening events associated with the Nebraska Republican State Convention. We are working to launch the first Live Stream broadcast at ~ 5:00PM CST, Friday, July 13, 2012. Please join the LLST in our chat room and accept our invitation to participate in our channel’s social stream at:
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As a county delegate to the convention I respected and demanded that the rules were followed. The rules were followed as enumerated in the "2012 State Convention Proposed Rules." We guarded the ballot boxes, we observed the count, we used machines that have provided fair counts in the past and do not justify the ultra paranoid software hackers theory. Trust me I have been an IT professional for over 32 years. These contraptions only see blacked vs un-blacked ovals on the ballot. No secret software was injected into the equation. Nebraska used simple readers and were visually supervised.
The simple fact of the vote was that we did not have the delegates in place. This has been stated in many posts. It was going to take an exceptional coincidence of things to occur for Nebraska Liberty minded folks to win.
However, nowhere in the rules numbered 1 through 14 were there any ballot construction guidelines.
The ballot in my opinion was slanted dramatically. At the top of the ballot was a framed box that stated "it" (the nominees in this area) was the Romeny slate. This framed box contained the names of those fully vetted to support "the agenda" of Mitt Romney.
Below this, was a random listing of the others wishing to seek the support of the voter.
I would not scoff at this under normal circumstances, but sitting behind me two rows was an older gentleman of about 75-80 years of age and overheard the assistant to the Sergeant of Arms instructing him concerning his ballot.
He explicitly said to this older gentleman that "if you support Mitt Romney you need only to vote for the candidates in the top box, the rest are other supporters" This occurred during the "National Convention Delegates by Congressional District" election.
For me this is unacceptable. What should I have done at this point?
This year, Americans have to work until July 15 to pay for the burden of government, more than six months.
In a new report, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) has calculated that Americans will spend a total of 197 days toiling to pay for the cost of government.
"Cost of Government Day is the date of the calendar year on which the average American worker has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of the spending and regulatory burden imposed by government at the federal, state and local levels," reads the report.
There is only one thing that is keeping us from achieving our freedom once again in this country and it can be described with only one simple word: Fear.
"Unlike in 2004 and 2008, when young voters flocked to the polls to vote for their favorite candidates, only 58 percent of young ages 18 to 29 say they are “definitely likely” to vote this fall — a 10-point reduction from June 2008."