No one knows why they do it. Yet each fall, thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland. The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter's frigid bite. Scientists aren't sure how they do it, either.
The starlings' murmurations are manifestations of swarm intelligence, which in different contexts is practiced by schools of fish, swarms of bees and colonies of ants.
Even complex algorithmic models haven't yet explained the starlings' aerobatics, which rely on the tiny birds' quicksilver reaction time of under 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions-and predators-in the giant flock.
The film event the liberty movement has all been waiting for (aside from an impeccable documentary on Ron Paul*) is kicking off their theatrical release. SILVER CIRCLE will be in New York City on March 22nd with a week-long event at Cinema Village East! If you're interested in helping spread the word about the NYC screening join the Rebel Crew.
The trailer was released this week and is currently listed on the homepage of iTunes Trailers! Watch and share this link. It'll surely get you excited for the full cinema experience.
Our first event screening is tomorrow and is SOLD OUT, which is a great sign of things to come for the film. Liberty Forum is kicking off with a screening of Silver Circle so we hope to see some of you Daily Paulers there! If you can't make it to the Nashua or NYC screening, don't worry there are tons of other opportunities this Spring, so go ahead and set your heart on one:
Something very good – though very dangerous to the congealing police state (but not to liberty-minded people) has occurred: Millions of Americans have decided they will not abide by any demand they register their firearms – much less surrender them. And are saying so – openly. More than a few local sheriffs have also publicly stated they will not enforce any such demands. For the first time in living memory, the debate is not fundamentally about which guns – or how many guns. It is about whether the government has any business even knowing whether you’ve got guns at all – much less dictating the type you’re allowed to have.
It’s a Rubicon moment – because this idea involves a great deal more than merely firearms. It is an assertion – though not fully conscious, yet – that trampling the rights of any individual because of the actions of another individual is an ethical outrage. Not just the right to keep a gun.
Newt Gingrich is not pleased with Karl Rove's latest strategy for the Republican Party.
In an op-ed published by conservative magazine Human Events on Wednesday, the former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate spoke out against the Rove-backed Conservative Victory Project, an offshoot of Rove's American Crossroads super PAC that aims to block fringe candidates from winning GOP congressional primaries.
"I am unalterably opposed to a bunch of billionaires financing a boss to pick candidates in 50 states," Gingrich writes. "This is the opposite of the Republican tradition of freedom and grassroots small town conservatism. ... It should be repugnant to every conservative and every Republican.
Karl Rove's plan is Stalinist.
Please tune in live from 8pm-10pm CST to tonight's episode of Paradigm Shift. The shows are archived if you cannot listen live.
(blogtalk is still assigning the wrong date to the url, it is live 2/20/2013)
This entire two hour episode will be dedicated to the issue of water fluoridation.
GAINES TOWNSHIP, MI — Republican U.S. Rep. Justin Amash chided leaders of his own party during a town hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, saying they were misleading Americans about their role in looming federal spending cuts.
Amash, a sophomore lawmaker from Cascade Township known to speak out against his party and politics generally, said Republicans have wrongly claimed they laid out proposals to avoid the cuts, also known as sequestration.
"They've been throwing this at the Democrats, saying we put two proposals on the table to replace the sequester," Amash told the gathering of 75-plus constituents at Gaines Township Hall. "No, we haven't."
The latest Frontline is a provocative episode on the Newtown shootings, Lanza's life, and the gun-debate rift.
Here's the link to the segment about Newtown and gun debate:
There are also related pieced easily found on the same page.
Westford Massachusetts is proposing a ban on any firearm that can accept a magazine. This affects us all. Last chance to defeat this abomination tonight at 7:30's Board of Selectman's meeting.
BOS revised agenda: http://www.westford-ma.go...
Here is the direct link to the Westford 2A group in opposition the by-law:
John Stossel is the author of No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed
Obama Moves To Authorize Domestic Drone Strikes: “The Rules Outside Of The U.S Will Be Be Different Than The Rules Inside U.S."Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:32
Mac Slavo | February 19th, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security recently advanced a plan to deploy “public safety” drones in the skies over America, an action Congress authorized last year and called for the deployment of 30,000 drone surveillance vehicles by 2020.
This was literally in my old neighborhood, where many of friends and family still reside. Door to door knocking, helicopters blaring over loud speakers "stay in your homes", shut down of ten blocks with huge paramilitary police presence...