24 votes

Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell

Got a big surprise when I watched this video. Then again, I'm a Yankee, so what would I know about it? Turns out that "Rebel Yell" isn't at all what I'd heard it to be. Sounds more like a Native American shout to me, as one of the comments below the video pointed out. Not that this matters but, I thought it was interesting. What do you think?


http://youtu.be/s6jSqt39vFM

2500 CIVIL WAR VETERANS MEET AT GETTYSBURG, 1938:

13 votes

Yale Law Professor Bruce Ackerman: Obama's new war is illegal and unconstitutional

By BRUCE ACKERMAN SEPT. 11, 2014
PRESIDENT OBAMA’s declaration of war against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria marks a decisive break in the American constitutional tradition. Nothing attempted by his predecessor, George W. Bush, remotely compares in imperial hubris.

18 votes

TSA Demands to Conduct Full Body Pat Down on Man After His Plane Already Landed

I have never seen the TSA request for a full body patdown or additional screening AFTER the passenger has landed. It is amazing how incompetent they are.

Also, I am new here and can't get the youtube Embed to work...


http://youtu.be/FvT7i78Aq9U

59 votes

My mom has passed away.

I wanted to thank everyone who offered their prayers, thoughts, and kind words. Including Nonna, Michael and many, many others.

My mom didn't beat the cancer. She passed away on Sunday and her funeral was today. I am at a loss for words, which as most here know is a rare condition for me.

She was truly one of the absolute most important people in my life.

I prepared her funeral, as she requested, but still feel like I didn't do enough.

I am so glad I came to be with her in the end, but I wish it hadn't been the end.

Spend every moment as your last. Make sure that every moment is what you want because there are a finite number of moments in this life, but, most are wasted.

Don't waste any. Don't try to change the world.

43 votes

They Want War

EdinNY's poem Waking Up called to mind Bay Area artist Remo Conscious's 2006 song Lies, which I first heard as the closing credits rolled on Loose Change.From that short snip, I was captivated by the music and lyrics and quickly found the song, artist, and the album Infiltration.

The internet still felt new, an incredible sharing tool for documentaries like Loose Change, artists like Remo Conscious, and statesmen like Ron Paul.

I bought the CD from Remo's website. It came in a hand addressed envelope, with a short handwritten note of thanks from the artist. We had a short correspondence and let him know how important his music was to me. I listened to Infiltration intently through 2007 as I was building the Daily Paul and watching Ron Paul on the debate stage. The message and the music of that entire album is embedded into the DNA of this site.

20 votes

Anyone Else Excited by Year-Low Silver?

My wife and I just bought 200 ounces two days ago. Now it appears that silver is at the low for the year! I've never seen it drop below $18 something for the past couple years so... maybe I need to get another 100 while it is still on sale. Is anyone else excited to stack this week?

18 votes

Bill Hicks on Arming the World

This may have been posted here before but I couldn't find a thread on it. Plus, it is so relevant to what is happening today. Warning- possible demon (or John Wayne? maybe Elvis?) flashed on screen?

http://youtu.be/6X56vWHFGGU

WTH is going on at the 1:41 mark of this first video? This guy wants to know as well...

http://youtu.be/GqyuQGnH62A

OR... is it John McCain?

12 votes

The Forfeiture Machine Turns Cops into Robbers (Video)

Civil forfeiture is a little-known legal device that allows law enforcement officials to take your property, sell it and pocket the proceeds—even if you have done nothing wrong.

The most terrifying place in Philadelphia is Courtroom 478 in City Hall. This is where property owners enter Philadelphia’s Civil Forfeiture Machine.

11 votes

Peace

The crickets are singing tonight. The kids are laughing and playing. It is so beautiful to have peace.

I hope you are all well, and the spirit of truth is in your heart.

In an article today former 10th District U.S. Rep. Chris Carney, said, "The threat from self-radicalized Americans is growing, and this threat may be even more insidious than the threat from foreign terrorists."

Who do you think he is describing here?

20 votes

Amb. Bolton admits ISIS not imminent threat

Amb. Bolton admits that ISIS is not an imminent threat:


http://youtu.be/mjbCGQNn2fY

9 votes

New Michael Brown shooting witnesses (Brown was Murdered) (Video)

(CNN) -- Two men, shocked at what they saw, describe an unarmed teenager with his hands up in the air as he's gunned down by a police officer.

"He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.

The man told CNN he heard one gunshot, then another shot about 30 seconds later.

"The cop didn't say get on the ground. He just kept shooting," the man said.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/10/us/ferguson-michael-brown-shoo...

24 votes

13 Years On, Our Choice Is Between America and Fear

The politics of our nation since 9/11 have been the politics of fear.

Because of fear that one of us is a terrorist, we've allowed our intelligence services to listen into our private conversations; because of fear of terrorists from abroad, we have killed innocent people in foreign nations (supposedly to protect ourselves here); because of fear that our planes will get blown up, we let government agents put their hands on our children's crotches and look at our naked bodies, and because of fear that the economy will implode, we've given trillions of dollars to organizations that have brought us to that point.

None of it feels very brave or free. None of it feels very American.

Nations confident of their strength don't seek fights. The most powerful nations win without firing a shot. Nations confident of their security and the ability of their agents to maintain it don't compromise the dignity or legal rights of its citizens. Nations confident that the innovativeness and entrepreneurism of its people can provide prosperity don't reward bad custodians of financial resources to "save the system."

24 votes

De-militarizing the police needs to become a conversation about abolishing the police

There’s been a lot of talk recently about de-militarizing the police. That’s good, and a lot of the ideas for reform are steps in the right direction[1]. However, what these proposals often forget is that the only way to truly de-militarize an occupying force is to remove them altogether. Our conversation about de-militarizing the police needs to become a conversation about abolishing the police.

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