72 votes

Boehner to Laura Ingraham: Ron Paul People Treated Fairly at Convention

Ron Paul supporters were treated fairly, everyone. Relax, the mouthpiece of the Republican establishment says so, so it must be true.

http://youtu.be/iFlCtmgeO6c

OH, WAIT...John, was this fair?

57 votes

Supreme Court to Rule on Monsanto's Soybean Patent

Wired Magazine: Imagine a licensing agreement for buying seeds that allows them to be used only once a season. They cannot be resold for planting, and cannot be used for research, crop breeding or seed production.

Those indeed are the terms of seed giant Monsanto’s licensing agreement for its “Roundup Ready” soybeans, regardless of how unnatural the conditions may seem when it comes to farming. This is farming in the age of patented, genetically modified organisms, which in this case concerns soybean crops that withstand herbicide.

The Supreme Court is weighing in on the soybean patents, agreeing to hear an appeal by a Knox County, Indiana soybean farmer who was ordered to pay $84,456 in damages and costs to Monsanto in 2009 for infringing those patents. Farmer Vernon Bowman’s dirty deed? The 74-year-old bought soybean seed from a local grain elevator that was contaminated with the patented seed, which he used to produce beans on his 299 acres.

19 votes

NY Times: "Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School"

CANTON, Ga. — When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall.

The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools.

“I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr. Anderson, a pediatrician for many poor families in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta. “We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”

95 votes

CNN: Rand Paul Counters Romney on Foreign Policy

(CNN) – A Republican senator and surrogate for Mitt Romney chided the GOP presidential nominee on Wednesday, saying he was "a bit dismayed" by Romney's foreign policy speech earlier in the week.

In an op-ed on CNN.com, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who endorsed Romney in June, took issue with key points of Romney's approach to international affairs.

"Romney chose to criticize President Obama for seeking to cut a bloated Defense Department and for not being bellicose enough in the Middle East, two assertions with which I cannot agree," Paul wrote.

37 votes

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Slams Rand Paul For Playing Hardball

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Slams Rand Paul For Playing Hardball - Defends Democrat

Charleston Gazette - snip -

On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined Manchin in a telephone conference call about the controversial ads.

"A lot of debate goes on about foreign aid," Graham said. "Foreign relations are not a Democrat or Republican issue, but a American issue.

"I very much would like to have a Republican president and a Republican-controlled Senate. But when it comes to foreign policy and the matters of war, I think we need to be bipartisan," Graham said.

119 votes

Powerful New Video on New York City's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

We're really sliding over the precipice when this blatantly unconstitutional and invasive practice is tolerated in the largest city in the nation. Worse, its tolerance there would seem to make its spread inevitable.

NYPD Officers Stop-and-Frisk Teen ‘For Being a F****ing Mutt’

New York Magazine: A new documentary on the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk tactics includes jarring audio from one such search that neatly encapsulates everything critics say is wrong with the program. "I just got stopped like two blocks ago," says Harlem teenager Alvin, who covertly recorded the encounter on his phone. "You know why? You look very suspicious," an officer responds before adding, "Shut your f***in' mouth before I slap you." Asked why he's being held, a cop tells Alvin, "For being a f***in' mutt." And the threats keep coming: "Dude, I'm gonna break your f***ing arm," says the officer, "then I'm gonna punch you in the f***in' face."

Full article and video (a must-see regardless of whether you read the story):

19 votes

ABC News Scrambles To Cover Up Barack Obama's Attendance At VP Moderators Wedding

Daily Caller: President Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.

54 votes

The Secret Debate Contract…Absolute

While I post a lot of videos, it is not often I say you have to 100% make sure to take the time to watch them. This is one of those times. At first, I was intimidated by the 23 minute run time considering all of the news material I try to get through every day, but I was completely blown away by the information presented by George Farah, the author of “No Debate.”

While pretty much everyone reading this already understands that the elections are a joke run by the Two Party Dictatorship, this video explains exactly how the debates are rigged to ensure no Third Party candidate can ever participate and to ensure that neither of the cronies on stage ever gets hit by a difficult question. How is this achieved? A “secret debate contract.” Yep, just another conspiracy FACT.

37 votes

Do Libertarians want to eliminate the FDA?

A friend asked me how I felt about the government's role in controlling trans fats, arsenic, and other types of addictive drugs in foods. I try my best to represent the liberty movement well, so when he was asking me about who would then regulate poisons in our food, I told him that we should all have the liberty to ingest and do whatever we want with our bodies, such as smoking marijuana. And that companies would go bankrupt and lose millions of customers if they intentionally put poison in their drinks, just as people would start drifting away from Toyota if they kept intentionally cutting the brakes off of their fresh cars.

77 votes

Rand Paul Plays Hardball

http://youtu.be/Hvnba-2sbds

Business Insider: Rand Paul Is Launching A Brutal Ad Campaign To Destroy Democrats Over Foreign Aid

Rand Paul is taking his mission to cut U.S. foreign aid to the voters this week with a series of campaign ads that target Senate Democrats who voted against his amendment to block U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya.
The Kentucky Republican's political action committee, RAND PAC, went up with the first two ads this week, targeting West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and Florida Senator Bill Nelson, two Democrats facing re-election challenges this November.

26 votes

Rolling Stone: 10 Best Politicians on Pot Reform

From Barney Frank to Ron Paul, these elected leaders are challenging the government's pointless war on marijuana

This month marks the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in America – and the evidence suggests that the government ban may finally be on its way out. Last year, for the first time ever in this country, a Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans think marijuana should be legal, and several states have legalization bills on their ballots this fall.

Despite this changing landscape, most national politicians have been slow to adapt their stances on weed. But there are a number of political power players fighting to reform the pot policies that lock up more than 800,000 Americans per year. This fall, two third-party presidential candidates – Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson – favor legalization.

152 votes

Ron Paul Telling The Truth

Ron Paul Telling The Truth

http://24.media.tumblr.co...

35 votes

Ron Paul: "Government Dependency Will End In Chaos"

by Ron Paul

The media insists on characterizing statements about dependency on government handouts as controversial, but in truth such statements are absolutely correct. It's not that nearly half of Americans are dependent on government; it's actually more than half. If one includes not just people on food stamps and welfare, but also seniors on Medicare, Social Security and people employed by the government directly, the number is more like 165 million out of 308 million, which is 53%.

Some argue that Social Security and Medicare benefits are a right because people pay into these programs their whole lives, or that we need a government safety net in place for people who fall on hard times. However, this all becomes a moot point when the funds people depend on become worthless due to government default or rampant inflation.

This is less an issue of dignity or dependence on government, and more about the deceitfulness of government promises.

29 votes

Pat Buchanan and (Gasp) Laura Ingraham knock Romney's neocon foreign policy

Pat Buchanan warns ‘the neocons are pushing’ Romney toward the ‘freedom agenda’

Daily Caller: On Monday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offered his foreign policy vision in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute. But that speech, according to conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, was a little too close to the “neocon” agenda for comfort.

In an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio show on Tuesday, Buchanan, the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?,” said Romney ought to distance himself from former President George W. Bush’s hawkish record on foreign policy, which came to define neoconservative ideology.

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