My brother didn't care much for my liberty rants. My wife didn't seem very interested either, or most my family members. It can be really frustrating to try and explain abstract ideas to people that struggle to grasp the relevance of liberty and freedom in their life.
Most of the videos I watch and the books that I read are long and boring to other people. My personal victories became a lot more frequent with my brother and my wife when I started showing them these short, to the point, fun videos by LearnLiberty. If you haven't seen them then I would recommend checking them out. Just about every liberty topic imaginable from the debt crisis to drugs to minimum wage laws is covered in 3 to 5 minute animated videos.
August 22, 2014. Oak Park, IL. (ONN) Illinois Republicans went way too far in their desperate attempt to keep the Illinois Libertarian Party off the November ballot. Imagine your doorbell rings and two giant, threatening thugs with guns tell you you’ve committed a crime by signing the Libertarian Party’s ballot access petition. They then force you against your will to sign a document recanting your original petition signature. It happened across Illinois and it’s a Class 4 felony. Illinois Republicans may go to prison.
The Causes of the MH17 Crash are “Classified”. Ukraine, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium Signed a “Non-disclosure Agreement”Submitted by Calgary4Paul on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:54
"In the framework of the 4-country agreement signed on 8 August between Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia, information on the progress and results of the investigation of the disaster will remain classified.
This was confirmed at a briefing in Kiev under the auspices of the office of the Prosecutor General Yuri Boychenko. In his words, the results of the investigation will be published once completed only if a consensus agreement of all parties that have signed the agreement prevails."
I was struck by something I read today, which spawned a conversation with a friend where thoughts poured out of me, and some of them are conveyed here. My views on addiction have changed significantly in the last two years, and I believe for the better. If you disagree, that is fine; I know I don't have everything figured out, and I know I still have an immeasurable amount of personal growth ahead of me. I wanted to share in case there is someone in a similar place to where I was a few years ago who would benefit.
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A police officer just 15 miles away from the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo. allegedly said he thinks the protesters should have been “put down like rabid dogs.”
Officer Matthew Pappert is a police officer with the Glendale Police Department. He has been an officer since 2008. Pappert received the 2009 City of Glendale Community Service Award and the 2013 Kirkwood American Legion Post and Kirkwood Optimist Club Public Safety Award.
He also apparently holds contempt against the protesters in Ferguson, according to screenshots obtained by The Daily Caller.
A St. Louis County police officer, who was seen pushing a CNN anchor during protests in Ferguson, Mo., this week, was suspended from duty after a controversial video surfaced, in which he fashions himself as a merciless killer.
On the same day Foley was allegedly decapitated, 19 people in Saudi Arabia, were publicly beheaded for various crimes.Submitted by go213mph on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:04
But of course its not wrong, immoral, or heinous when people get their heads chopped off by "government".
The alleged beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by the shadowy ISIS (or Islamic State) has sparked outrage and horror around the globe.
I say “alleged” because we are not sure if the decapitation was real or faked.
After three decades of covering wars in the Mideast, Africa, Latin America, and Afghanistan, my reaction as a journalist was also outrage – but cautious outrage.
Claim exempt on your federal income taxes.
Badabing! You are richer and not enabling tyranny.
Next level. Bartering.
USA is #1 once again... that'll teach the cynics. Oh wait...
People were asking me about it so here it is. About two and a half years ago I bought my first house. I was twenty one and I hadn't the slightest idea of what to do with the 0.2 acres it was on. Over the course of the next two years I figured out how to turn the 1600sqft of land that wasn't covered by concrete into a productive yet very low maintenance farm.
Early this morning I got a call, It was a friend I met here on the DP. "Hey! this is Charles, I'm not far away and coming by!". So, sporting a slight hangover I asked "Who"??? Lol. Turns out it was my four year DP buddy Charles Wood from Nevada.
Charles was the delegate chair from his county during the Ron Paul 2012 run. All the delegate votes from his county went to Ron Paul. Charles worked his butt off to make this happen. Some may remember that later the establishment GOP tried to rip off Nevada during the Caucus.
Just so we are all clear here.
Now that ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is becoming a threat so powerful Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon that the terrorist group is “beyond anything we’ve seen,” it’s time to remind everyone of a few little factoids regarding how exactly that came to be.
Hagel’s exact quote was:
“They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of … military prowess. They are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we’ve seen.”
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