Guess how much the head of the NY Librarian makes? Guess again. You will be wrong.
NY Libertarian Governor candidate Warren Redlich asks random NY'ers on his campaign to "Stop Wasting Money." Over 110,000 State public workers make over $100,000, and his plan is to cap State salary at $100,000 to save over $2 billion a year.
By Steve Luxenberg | Washington Post
September 22, 2010
President Obama urgently looked for a way out of the war in Afghanistan last year, repeatedly pressing his top military advisers for an exit plan that they never gave him, according to secret meeting notes and documents cited in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward
Frustrated with his military commanders for consistently offering only options that required significantly more troops, Obama finally crafted his own strategy, dictating a classified six-page "terms sheet" that sought to limit U.S. involvement, Woodward reports in "Obama's Wars," to be released on Monday.
According to Woodward's meeting-by-meeting, memo-by-memo account of the 2009 Afghan strategy review, the president avoided talk of victory as he described his objectives.
"This needs to be a plan about how we're going to hand it off and get out of Afghanistan," Obama is quoted as telling White House aides as he laid out his reasons for adding 30,000 troops in a short-term escalation. "Everything we're doing has to be focused on how we're going to get to the point where we can reduce our footprint. It's in our national securiity interest. There cannot be any wiggle room."
Continued at Washington Post
Legislative Analysis by Richard Esguerra | EFF
September 21, 2010
Senator Patrick Leahy yesterday introduced the "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" (COICA). This flawed bill would allow the Attorney General and the Department of Justice to break the Internet one domain at a time — by requiring domain registrars/registries, ISPs, DNS providers, and others to block Internet users from reaching certain websites. The bill would also create two Internet blacklists. The first is a list of all the websites hit with a censorship court order from the Attorney General. The second, more worrying, blacklist is a list of domain names that the Department of Justice determines — without judicial review — are "dedicated to infringing activities." The bill only requires blocking for domains in the first list, but strongly suggests that domains on the second list should be blocked as well by providing legal immunity for Internet intermediaries and DNS operators who decide to block domains on the second blacklist as well. (It's easy to predict that there will be tremendous pressure for Internet intermediaries of all stripes to block these "deemed infringing" sites on the second blacklist.)
COICA is a fairly short bill, but it could have a longstanding and dangerous impact on freedom of speech, current Internet architecture, copyright doctrine, foreign policy, and beyond. In 2010, if there's anything we've learned about efforts to re-write copyright law to target "piracy" online, it's that they are likely to have unintended consequences.
This is a censorship bill that runs roughshod over freedom of speech on the Internet...
Continue at EFF.org
Select excerpts from Eric King's latest interview with Jim Rickards:
- Modern central banking is based on a very large lie...
- People are not going to follow the Fed parade, they are going to race ahead of the parade...and then you'll see hyperinflation...
- A financial gold war is going on between the West and China.
Listen here: Jim Rickards on King World News
Listen, most of us wouldn't be surprised to hear that Monsanto et al would not have to label its foods as GMO. But, unbelievably, the FDA has outlawed labeling food as NON-GMO. Too much information, according to the FDA apparatchiks "confuses the consumer."
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Monday that the United States must be prepared to use military force to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon — and added that the last-resort step should be taken with the goal of overthrowing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Graham, a military lawyer and a senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, became the first senator to support direct U.S. military intervention in Iran, saying it should not involve ground troops but be launched by U.S. warplanes and ships.
"If you use military force against Iran, you've opened up Pandora's box," Graham told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. "If you allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon, you've emptied Pandora's box. I'd rather open up Pandora's box than empty it."
Graham's unusual public support for overturning Ahmadinejad and the ruling council of Shiite Muslim clerics that he nominally heads recalled President George W. Bush's controversial policy of regime change to invade Iraq in 2003 and overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein.
CONTACT THIS SENATOR AND TELL HIM WHY HE IS WRONG
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R???)
Elizabeth Warren: Credit Czar or Bankster Puppet?
by Ron Paul | RonPaul.com
This past week the administration announced its choice for the first credit czar at the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This bureau was created as part of the supposed Wall Street reform bill recently passed by Congress. This new bureau, which represents nothing more than another layer of useless Washington bureaucracy, will be housed within the Federal Reserve -- one of the most anti-consumer institutions in Washington.
Is the Constitution worth preserving?
If your answer is yes, then please come to Beacon Hill on September 20th between 10:00am and 2:00 pm to show your support. Our lawmakers need to be reminded that We The People demand it's adherence.
The MassLPA has joined forces with the JBS, Tea Party Groups, Oathkeepers, 9-12ers, current state legislators and a host of liberty candidates from across Massachusetts, coming together in a Celebration of the Constitution!
Via: Righthaven Victims
Listen live link on front page: www.knpr.org/index.cfm
Tuesday, September 21
Time: Noon ET / 9:00 am Pacific
- Eric Goldman, Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law and Director of the High Tech Law Institute
- Peter Menell, Professor of Law, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
- Colleen Lynn, blogger and activist
- Steve Friess, freelance journalist
Call the live show to participate
Call the live show to participate
Las Vegas: 258-3552 and Toll-free: 1 (877) ASK - KNPR
You can also email your questions during the live show to: son --at-- knpr.org
Rand on today with the judge and Sarah Palin. Palin goes on and on about "the left." Watch her make a face when Rand starts talking about not towing party lines.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution in
its original form.
Items that are hyperlinked have since been amended or superseded.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.