33 votes

Deputy on leave after video shows him beating a citizen for asking him to move his car

http://www.kcra.com/news/sacramento-county-deputy-on-leave-a...

Doesn't get any better than this folks. Paid administrative leave... Where's the assault charge? I'm so sick of cops getting away with crimes just because they were working. Do you get excused from committing crimes at your job?

28 votes

Opening to Love

I have been curious about Love ever since the name of the site came to embody the ideas of Peace, Gold and Love.

Long before the 2012 campaign ended, I was deep in thought on how to keep the essence of this site alive. It could not continue on as a Ron Paul fan boy site - that was clear enough to me.

He had said many times that he was just the messenger. If he were just the messenger, then what was the message? What was the message that could be a daily reminder, contained in the letters P - A - U - L?

29 votes

The United States is trying to prevent citizens from leaving the country

Throughout its history, America has been a beacon that attracted immigrants from around the world. Immigrants came to America expecting nothing other than freedom and opportunity. In America, anyone could become successful on their own merits. It was made possible by low regulations, low taxes, and the fair application of the rule of law from a government with minimal corruption. What has changed?

34 votes

Undercover Cop, Outed by Activists at Oakland Protest, Pulls Gun on Crowd

Last night an undercover cop in Oakland drew his firearm on a group of demonstrators before arresting a black man from among the crowd.

Protesters at the scene reported on Twitter that the cop pulled his gun after he was ‘outed’ as an undercover. One person tweeted that the undercovers were “instigators of looting,” while another said they were “banging on windows.” After they were unmasked, one of the cops drew his baton, threw it down on the ground, and then pulled a gun on the crowd as he arrested one of its members. After the first officer drew his weapon, someone allegedly punched the other cop in the face, knocking him down.

31 votes

Surprise: The Congressman Who Just Destroyed DC's Marijuana Plans Is Bought Off By Big Pharma

by Matthew Segal | attn.com

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...given the tenuous intellectual reasoning from [Rep. Andy Harris from Maryland who just led the charge to overturn the will of Washington D.C. voters] Harris, we were left wondering, why might he be so zealous against the will of the DC electorate?

Look no further than his campaign contributions:

His biggest contributor is the health industry, and among his top three biggest donors is the pharmaceutical company, Emergent BioSolutions, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. One of Emergent's products is epsil, "a fast-acting treatment that reduces the pain associated with oral mucositis," which is a common complication of chemotherapy from cancer treatment. According to its website, "by reducing the pain associated with OM, episil® may help you maintain proper nutrition and a level of comfort—and may allow you to continue your cancer therapy uninterrupted."

So what does any of this mean?

18 votes

Gun Rights Are Favored Over Gun Control For First Time In 20 Years

Two Years After Newtown, A Shift in Favor of Gun RightsMore Say Guns Do More to Protect Than Put People at Risk

Pew Research Center:

Two Years After Newtown, A Shift in Favor of Gun RightsFor the first time in more than two decades of Pew Research Center surveys, there is more support for gun rights than gun control. Currently, 52% say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46% say it is more important to control gun ownership.

Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which occurred two years ago this Sunday.

The balance of opinion favored gun control in the immediate aftermath of the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, and again a month later. Since January 2013, support for gun rights has increased seven percentage points – from 45% to 52% — while the share prioritizing gun control has fallen five points (from 51% to 46%).

18 votes

Realize that all boats are empty.

“If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own boat, he won’t get offended or angry, however hot-tempered he may be. But if the boat is manned, he may flare up, shouting and cursing, just because there’s a rower.

Realize that all boats are empty as you cross the river of the world, and nothing can possibly offend you.”

-- Excerpted from The Second Book of the Tao by Stephen Mitchell (p.86)

19 votes

This Will Change The World

This is a mind blowing, yet easily understood new paradigm video with great visuals on the operations of the universe. You will see a man build an actual model of a solar system utilizing static magnets and ball bearings. You will be able to visually grasp it's concepts, but being human, we will still not be able to fully understand.

22 votes

DOJ: Tribes Can Legalize Pot

Four western U.S. states have decided to allow recreational marijuana sales, but legal pot may soon be within driving distance of many more Americans following a new Department of Justice decision.

In a memo released Thursday, the department outlined new policies allowing American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana on reservation lands.

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“A situation is quickly forming where people living in states who do not want legalization will in fact be living 10 minutes away from a marijuana store,” Sabet says.

8 votes

Breweries Sue Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

If you’ve listened to any episodes of the feature Libertarians In Living Rooms Drinking Liquor on the Lions of Liberty podcast, then you’re well aware that we enjoy partaking in the consumption of alcoholic beverages from time to time. It should come as no surprise that the choice for today’s lead story in The Morning Roar highlights friction between coercive government and beer brewers.

14 votes

Matt Eviscerates TX-Rep. whose voting 'Yes' today for 'Cromnibus'

Talk show host, Matt Patrick,(Houston's KTRH) knocked one out of the park this morning in his interview with TX Republican John Culberson. who tries to explain why he's going to vote yes on today's Omnibus boondoggle. It's going viral. Culberson has apparently shut the 'contact' link down on his .gov site. But he's really getting it on face book...
http://www.ktrh.com/articles/houston-news-videos-426116/matt...

11 votes

Marc Clair Speaks with Jay Beeber on How to Fight Local Tyranny

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Jay Beeber, a libertarian activist in Marc’s home city of Los Angeles, who is best known for getting the red light camera program shut down in the city. Jay describes how he became involved in the red light camera issue and helped to expose the program as a scam benefiting crony corporations, leading to him becoming a local folk hero of sorts in LA. Jay explains how why he is now running for LA City Council, and how he plans to take on the local establishment and continue to call for a government accountable to its citizens, not corporatist interests.

Be sure to stick around for my fiery wrap-up rant, where I address libertarians who decry political activism.

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