17 votes

Resistant Superweeds that Monsanto's Roundup Can't Beat

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/12/gm-crops-rou...

When Monsanto revolutionized agriculture with a line of genetically engineered seeds, the promise was that the technology would lower herbicide use—because farmers would have to spray less. In fact, as Washington State University researcher Chuch Benbrook has shown, just the opposite happened.

Sixteen years on, Roundup (Monsanto's tradename for its glyphosate herbicide) has certainly killed lots of weeds. But the ones it has left standing are about as resistant to herbicide as the company's Roundup Ready crops, which are designed to survive repeated applications of the agribusiness giant's own Roundup herbicide.

For just one example, turn to Mississippi, where cotton, corn, and soy farmers have been using Roundup Ready seeds for years—and are now struggling to contain a new generation of super weeds, including a scourge of Italian ryegrass.

29 votes

Peter Schiff: We Can't Solve Our Problems Without Going Over A Cliff - CNBC 12/26/2012

Peter Schiff: We Can't Solve Our Problems Without Going Over A Cliff
CNBC | December 26, 2012

http://youtu.be/AlaarqTjWjE

91 votes

Video: Canadian MP Lays Waste To Keynesianism

Wow, this was an amazing speech. Informative, truthful, simple and blunt. This is a must watch. I wish our current politicians would speak like this to the American people to take them to task for what they've done. Please comment below and vote up so others will see this :)

http://youtu.be/wWkUaJId7pM

Video Description: On April 4, 2012, Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton, spoke on behalf of the Government on Budget 2012 and stood up to defend Economic Freedom for all Canadians.

69 votes

Free State Project is winning

http://freekeene.com/2012/12/25/free-staters-are-the-single-...

New Hampshire's 8th district state representative, Cynthia Chase, says:

"In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal. In this country you can move anywhere you choose and they have that same right. What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the “freedoms” that they think they will find here. Another is to shine the bright light of publicity on who they are and why they are coming."

45 votes

Ron Paul's Final Question: Is There Any Explanation For It All?

{Editor’s Note: This is the 32nd – and FINAL – installment of a series of articles attempting to address the 32 questions posed by Ron Paul in his recent farewell speech given in front of Congress. Check out the previous installment, "Why Should Anyone Be Surprised That Congress Has No Credibility?” }

We here at Lions Of Liberty are a fairly passionate bunch. This is why, despite all of us having incredibly busy lives both professionally and personally, we chose to take on the task of answering all of Ron Paul’s 32 Questions from his historic farewell speech denouncing government monopoly on violence over the last month or so. It can often be difficult to find time to sit down and write and overcome bouts of writer’s block. But if Ron Paul can spend the better part of 35 years mingling among the “psychopathic authoritarians” (his words!) in Congress just for the slim hope of advancing the cause of liberty, the least we can do is bust our liberty-lovin’ butts for a month or so to help flesh out his ideas.

Dr. Paul asked each one of his 32 questions for a very specific reason, and I am confident in saying that it is not because he expects the members of Congress who bothered to sit through his speech to actually pay attention, change their ways, reject government solutions and embrace the ideas of liberty. No, Dr. Paul was explicitly speaking not to the Congress, but both to and for the people. He was expressing, through both specific examples and rhetorical questions, the frustrations and concerns that many Americans have with the direction of government and our society as a whole.

Ron Paul’s final question, in full:

Is there any explanation for all the deception, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger, and the frustration?

18 votes

The Grinch who Stole the Fourth Amendment: Congress Schedules FISA for Thursday

Here they go again, FISA is up for a renewal as early as tommorrow! They are planning to renew this statist legislation possibly on Thursday! Let our voices be heard! (Yes, another Dr. Seuss reference..this time maybe Congress will hear our 'Who voices' and not boil our rights away).

Downsize DC makes it easy to contact your Congressmen: (and for more)

www.downsizedc.org/blog/the-congrinch-that-stole-christmas

according to thomas.gov, The bill has been read the second time and placed on the calendar. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

41 votes

Obama a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, says Oliver Stone

Abby Martin sits down with Academy Award Winning Director, Oliver Stone, and Historian Peter Kuznick, to talk about US foreign policy and the Obama administration's disregard for the rule of law.

http://youtu.be/R2kpyYWd0eo

57 votes

Brits Counter Petition: We Don't Want Piers Morgan Back

Clarkson: ‘It took us 40 years to get rid of him’

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com
December 26, 2012

Brits have responded to the petition calling on the White House to deport Piers Morgan for his anti-second amendment stance by lodging a petition of their own with UK Home Secretary Theresa May entitled ‘Stop Piers Morgan from being deported back to the UK from America’.

The original petition to deport Morgan for his unconstitutional rhetoric following the Sandy Hook school shooting has now achieved almost 70,000 signatures, well beyond the 25,000 required to mandate a White House response.

However, a counter-petition featured on the change.org website calls on the UK government to prevent Morgan from returning to the UK.

37 votes

I'll Match $400 to Help Liberty Delegates Travel to RNC Winter Meeting in NC to Lobby Against GOP Power-Grab Rule Changes

In an effort to help as many patriots as possible be able to travel to the RNC meeting in Charlotte to ensure liberty is represented, I have decided to make my first donation from the Revolution Car Badges profit.

Hi, my name is Rob, and I recently started RevolutionCarBadges.com to help get out of student loan debt and also to help contribute towards other liberty projects and entrepreneurs.

The first Republican National Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, January 23rd through Saturday, January 26th in Charlotte, NC at the Westin Charlotte Hotel. The meeting will conclude by noon on Saturday, January 26th.

I will match up to $400 of the money raised on this page! 100% of the money raised from this page will go to Jeremy Blosser and his team of proven defenders of liberty. He had no idea about this, though I did send him a warning text message! :)

28 votes

Israel and Iran: A love story?

Ronny Edry the Israeli who started an online campaign against war between Israel and Iran talks about how communication between people can reduce the threat of war.

Ronny is obviously a great guy and I hope you enjoy the video on the link below;

http://youtu.be/6Lp-NMaU0r8

16 votes

Sam Donaldson Tells Tea Partiers 'It's Not Your Country Anymore - It's Our Country'

Sam Donaldson went after the Tea Party this weekend.

During a discussion about 2012's biggest game changers on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Donaldson said, "The greatest slogan that I hated during this last campaign was 'We want to take back our country.' Guys, it's not your country anymore - it's our country."

http://youtu.be/9yPulIFO-EE

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/bl...

81 votes

Merry Christmas Everyone! Forgiveness: The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself.

To all the Daily Paul family, members, posters, silent lurkers, accidental drive-bys, and even trolls: Merry Christmas! Be safe on this holiday; storm's coming.

Something we often forget, but that deserves a reminder especially at this time of year, is the power of forgiveness. Holding on to hatred, anger, regret only hurts yourself. Give yourself the greatest gift of all - the gift of forgiveness.

http://youtu.be/WtXdrJkwCsY

Be well & Merry Christmas.

21 votes

The Crucifixion of Chuck Hagel: Will Washington's Pharisees Get Their Man?

This Christmas is a bleak one for those who hold out hope that there might be peace on earth — or just a more peaceful earth.

In the Middle East, wars and rumors of war roil an already volatile region. A proxy war in Syria shows every sign of metastasizing into a larger, regional conflict, with the protagonists — Syria’s Ba’athist regime and the US-supported jihadists of the rebel army — digging in for a long fight. After the conclusion of the Israeli attack on Gaza, which was turned into a shooting gallery by the IDF, the region is smoldering with a murderous hatred. Iraq still bleeds, and there are low-profile but high-casualty conflicts in Yemen, Bahrain, and Pakistan — conflicts where the US is a major player.

And looming over it all is the prospect of The Big One — war with Iran.

For the past five or six years, the propaganda campaign against Iran has been going full speed: the neoconservatives, a small but influential faction within the Republican party (albeit with several Democratic fellow-travelers), have been agitating for a US attack on Tehran, just as loudly and insistently as they clamored for war with Iraq.

22 votes

Dotcom’s Megabox to Launch “A Few Months” After Mega

http://youtu.be/Kw04ckfO-yA

With his upcoming project titled Megabox, Kim Dotcom is hoping to put the major music labels out of business. The music service promises to shift the balance of power away from multi-billion dollar corporations to the artists who actually make the music. Initially Megabox was scheduled to launch this year, but Dotcom informs TorrentFreak that it will take a few more months to get it ready.

December last year Kim Dotcom revealed his plan to put the “dinosaur record labels” out of business.

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