36 votes

Buy Me Some Candy Or I'll Hold My Breath Till My Head Explodes

Some friends of mine created a child.

They have been caring for and meeting the needs of this child since the moment it was born.

The child used to be very well behaved. But lately it has been acting out - making unreasonable demands, attempting to undermine the authority of its parents, taking liberties.

And it isn't just a terror to its parents. All of the neighbors have seen the child act out by damaging property and making threats but are in no position to do anything other than inform the parents of the sins of the child and hope for the best.

Perhaps worst of all is the fact that the child's excesses have become so grandiose that most behaviors that would otherwise be deemed inappropriate are accepted for the sake of keeping the peace.

28 votes

Pics from a Camp of Horrors

Don't have to guess much where from.

The whole facility occupied the area roughly the size of France :O

http://englishrussia.com/2011/08/05/camp-horrors-of-the-past/

55 votes

Documentary: The War You Don’t See - by John Pilger

A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq.

As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists… have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country… That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is.

For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home… In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us… Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power.”

http://youtu.be/2HFkl1U12Rs

21 votes

VIDEO: McChrystal on Draft: National Service Would ‘Pull People Together’

By Andrew Johnson | January 13, 2013 11:36 A.M.

When asked about his thoughts on implementing a draft on CBS’s Face the Nation, General Stanley A. McChrystal said national service would have a positive impact because it would “bind people to their nation” and “pull people together in shared experiences.”

Video: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/337568/mcchrystal-draft...

Full Interview: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50138904n

Obama Youth Brigade March In Formation:

38 votes

UPDATE 2: Best Website to Forward to the Uninformed Anti-Gun Crowd: The Truth About Assault Weapons

I didn't see that anyone had posted this link, but I found it extremely straight-forward and informative. My only complaint is that they do not defend the right of citizens to own fully automatic weapons, something I do advocate.

http://www.assaultweapon.info/

Thoughts?

UPDATE: From DPer kingramon0 in the comments below:

99 votes

Maine GOP Rejects 2012 RNC Rules

At a special meeting held by the Maine Republican State Committee occurred in Augusta today, a ’Resolution to Restore the Power of the GOP Grassroots‘ was passed by an overwhelming majority. In fact it has been reported that the measure received support of almost 90% of voting members!

During the discussion, numerous people stood to comment on their reasons for approving of the resolution. Many indicated that they believe that states should indeed retain the right to conduct their voting methods rather than being forced into a “one-size-fits-all” method dictated by the National Committee.

16 votes

Surveillance Drones Coming to Orlando: Big Brother Will Be Enjoying Your Visit

Headed to the Magic Kingdom? The Drones will be too, if the Orlando Sheriff's Office has its way. They are 'experimenting with two surveillance drones they hope to release over the Orlando Metro skies this summer. Both Democrats and Republicans are concerned with the move, however: Doug Head, Democratic activist, said of the plan: "This is unwise and unnecessary. Sheriffs are supposed to be sheriffs, not the US Army."

Republicans are not silent on this matter, either. State Senator Joe Negron (R- Stuart) has introduced a bill to limit their use. I don't agree with this strategy, it is letting the camel in the door, and sets up the possibility to add more uses later, but I do see the logic of limitations. The Democrats do see the big picture on this one, and are seeing it better than the Republicans.

for more :

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-dr...

136 votes

Another victory in Arizona today!

Another victory today for us, the "Liberty faction" at the Yavapai County GOP meeting. We took Chairman, First Vice Chair, Assistant Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary. The unopposed sitting Treasurer is also "alright with us" as far as I know. All that plus a majority of the State Committee seats, so... very nice!!

53 votes

Two armed strangers rescue man robbed at gunpoint...

Robbery victim wants to thank Good Samaritans who came to his rescue

by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News

HOUSTON -- A couple of strangers came to the rescue when a man was robbed at gunpoint. Now, the victim wants to say thank you to the Good Samaritans.

Police believe the criminal who was canvassing a neighborhood in the 2500 block of Wichita near Hermann Park had no idea what he was in for when he picked his target.

50 votes

Report: Harry Reid fingered in bribery case

Embattled St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson says new Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped broker a deal in 2010 in which Johnson believed he was to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid $600,000 to make a federal investigation into Johnson’s company go away.

But when the federal government filed a lawsuit Johnson thought he had paid to quash, he demanded Swallow return some of the $250,000 initial payment. Then, just days before the Nov. 6 election, Johnson engaged in a frenetic but unsuccessful effort to get Swallow to drop out of the race, saying information about what Johnson called a "bribe" would come out and force the Republican’s resignation if he became attorney general.

29 votes

The Ron Paul Legacy

The libertarian Texas congressman has retired. Will his radical ideas stick around on Capitol Hill?

Brian Doherty | January 11, 2013

Ron Paul is officially no longer a congressman. Gone from the Washington scene is his tendency to cast lone votes, his unique willingness to point out that government is inherently based on violence. Paul will continue to be a public spokesman for liberty—about the only part of his job as congressman he liked anyway.

He leaves behind a contested legacy. As Paul’s detractors will tediously point out, being one of 435 in Congress with views vastly different from your colleagues’ means you will neither pass many laws, nor prevent many laws from being passed, nor shape the ethos of the House. Paul did, though, succeed in shifting “Audit the Fed” from an issue no one knew or cared about to a bill that has passed the House twice.

http://reason.com/archives/2013/01/11/the-ron-paul-legacy

59 votes

Hacker, Activist Aaron Swartz Suicide

"Reddit, Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York City on Friday, Jan. 11. He was 26 years old.

The tragedy was confirmed to MIT's The Tech by Swarz's uncle, and also his attorney..."

http://www.zdnet.com/hacker-activist-aaron-swartz-commits-su...

13 votes

Mark Sanford planning Congressional Run

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is considering a run for Congress. Sanford, a Republican who held the House seat himself from 1995 to 2001, will announce his intention to run early next week, ahead of the January 18 filing deadline. The special election to succeed Scott, who was appointed to the Senate by Governor Nikki Haley last month, will take place on May 7, with a GOP primary being held on March 19.

Sanford will join a crowded and growing field of Republican candidates vying for the House seat, though he is considered the favorite to advance to a likely primary runoff on April 2. Sanford has deep roots in the coastal district, which includes much of Charleston. The newly redrawn district also encompasses the Beaufort and Hilton Head areas, where Sanford grew up and still owns a farm.

46 votes

No More Talking! The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

This is a Short visualization of Paul Revere's Famous ride. It was shot at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA with an almost all volunteer cast and crew. I have goosebumps guys!!! This was so worth the watch and it's really short in length, so check it out guys. It's only 10minutes guys.

http://youtu.be/Q1El-guPeEo

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