36 votes

The true reason US fears Iranian nukes: they can deter US attacks

"Every now and then, they reveal the real reason: Iranian nuclear weapons prevent the US from attacking Iran at will, and that is what is intolerable. The latest person to unwittingly reveal the real reason for viewing an Iranian nuclear capacity as unacceptable was GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the US's most reliable and bloodthirsty warmongers.

On Monday, Graham spoke in North Augusta, South Carolina, and was asked about the way in which sanctions were harming ordinary Iranians. Ayman Hossam Fadel was present and recorded the exchange. Answering that question, Graham praised President Obama for threatening Iran with war over nuclear weapons, decreed that "the Iranian people should be willing to suffer now for a better future," and then – invoking the trite neocon script that is hauled out whenever new wars are being justified – analogized Iranian nukes to Hitler in the 1930s. But in the middle of his answer, he explained the real reason Iranian nuclear weapons should be feared:

21 votes

The Last Housing Crash Is Not Even Over But Bernanke Is Already Setting The Stage For The Next One

End of the American Dream: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is determined to push mortgage rates to record low levels and he is encouraging the banks that the Fed regulates to make home loans more freely. Wait a second - isn't that exactly what caused the last housing bubble? After 9/11, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates and this caused mortgage rates to steadily fall.

11 votes

Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.

But there may be a silver lining: The decline in 2011 was just 1 percent - not as sharp a fall-off as the 2 to 3 percent drop seen in other recent years.

"It may be that the effect of the recession is slowly coming to an end," said Carl Haub, a senior demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization.

27 votes

Rand Paul will be a Guest on Jon Stewart's Daily Show Tonight

I hope Rand will speak about his new book Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds, Ending the Foreign Aid, Auditing the Pentagon, his stance against bombing Iran, etc. and not about his endorsement of Romney.

136 votes

Alan Keyes points out the idiocy of the lesser of two evils argument

Alan Keyes...

Keyes to the Republic Vol. 1 President Obama and Mitt Romney

http://youtu.be/4R4KtYVF-74

Keyes to the Republic Vol. 2 The Electoral Process:

-31 votes

Coke vs. Pepsi Slugfest Livestream: First Presidential Debate - October 3, 2012, 9pm ET

Topic: Domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, PBS

Watch them try to beat the crap out of each other. Analysis by James Fallows of the Atlantic; Romney expected to win; MarketWatch: 5 things to watch for; Classic debate moments from the NY Times.

Live Stream info:

115 votes

Gary Johnson Just Crowd Surfed At The End Of His Town Hall (not joking)

The last question at his town hall was "if we promise not to drop you will you crowd surf". When the question was asked I thought it was ludicrous. But GJ went ahead and did it. After thinking about it for a second, I saw the brilliance in it. Maybe it will go viral and get him some more name recognition. I'm sure someone will come up w/ a clever nickname and, again, hopefully he'll get a lot more recognition as a result.

Video:

16 votes

Exclusive Video: In heated ’07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says Feds ‘don’t care’ about New Orleans

In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.

“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”

Video and continuation link below:

34 votes

Video: Judge Napolitano Today on The Jerry Doyle Show - Government Intrusion on Privacy

Yesterday Bruce Fein...today, Judge Napolitano......Jerry is firing on all cylinders in the new time slot - now on over 300 stations nationwide spreading the message of liberty!

Here is the interview covering the topic of government intrusion to our privacy:

http://youtu.be/lljtPsQbVKk

Shoot Jerry an email and let him know you support him!

87 votes

"What can I do to get you to vote for Romney?" *Updated*

So at our county central committee last night I was commenting about how the Romney campaign had shot themselves in the foot by the way they treated the RP Republicans.

Later a lady came up to me and told me how desperate she was to get our votes for Romney. "I don't think our country can survive another four years of Obama as president!"

I told her that she was asking a lot of RP Republicans to expect them to turn around and support someone whose campaign had virtually spit in their faces in Tampa and subsequently seemed content to treat us like we didn't exist.

23 votes

Atlas Shrugged Again (Part 2) Opens October 12! Trailer

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 was not a large commercial success, but did well enough for the producers to green light part 2 which will open in over 600 cinemas on Friday, October 12, 2012. Here is the link to the movie web site.

If it is not already, you can still get the movie shown in your area by clicking on the "get involved" link and fill the "demand" spots. Part 1 was lambasted by almost every critic and opened in only about 200 cinemas. The buzz is that Part 2 is much better (Part 1 was pretty good and available to rent on DVD, or to stream on Amazon.com.) Go see Part 2 and drag some family and friends with you!

Trailer for Part 2, below:

30 votes

TSA to Deploy Marijuana Detecting Body Scanners

Gizmodo: Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away

Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.

And without you knowing it.

The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011, its inventors were subcontracted by In-Q-Tel to work with the US Department of Homeland Security. In-Q-Tel is a company founded "in February 1999 by a group of private citizens at the request of the Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress." According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.

47 votes

The Fed may think money printing boosts an economy, but the CIA knows what it really does.

Iranian Currency Falls 17% in One Day
Sanctions against Iran are making their impact, on the innocent working-class people of Iran--and the destruction of the currency may be getting a boost from the CIA.

International trade is dying and the currency is in free fall. It fell 17% this morning. The rial has lost more than 80 percent of its value since the start of the year.

I am also hearing that the CIA may be pumping newly (CIA printed) rial into the country in an effort to destabilize the country through hyper-inflation. The Fed may think money printing boosts an economy, but the CIA knows what it really does.

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