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These past few weeks have provided an unfortunate opportunity to discuss inflation. The dollar index has reached new all-time lows. The total money supply, M3, as calculated by private sources, is growing at a disturbing 17% rate. The Fed is pumping dollars into the economy at an alarming rate. Just recently the Fed announced new loan auctions totaling $100 billion. That is new money created from thin air. If these money auctions, combined with the bailout of Bear Stearns, continue to be the trend, we are in for some economic stormy weather. The explanation lies in understanding the basics of money, and why it is dangerous to give government and big banks control over it.
First, money is not wealth, in and of itself. You cannot create more wealth simply by creating more money. Wall Street bankers cry out for more liquidity, but what is really needed is more value behind the dollar. But the value, unfortunately, isn't there.
If you live in the surrounding areas and aren't working/have the time--please join us! (Indy and Terre Haute) We need to make a showing here in Indiana. Remember, media will be here from around the world.
Please join IU Students for Ron Paul in giving former President Bill Clinton a warm Ron Paul welcome to IU this Wednesday (April 2nd) at Assembly Hall, 2 PM. - meet outside at 1:30 - some signs will be provided--bring your own if you can.
[1001 E 17th Street]
(Tell me what you think of our poster, Daily Paulers)
Please help me keep this up and get this out.
I will be on www.rprradio.com from 4-6 CENTRAL time to discuss more on the delegate process and rules of order and the current problems people have faced thus far at their conventions.
We are wanting to educate as many as possible so help this info go all over the net please.
Tell your meetup groups and anyone that wants to win the nomination in September to listen.
Dr. Steve Parent
This is NOT an April Fool's Joke. Check the Daily Dose yourself if you want. I believe Glenn Beck is on CNN's Headline News at 7 pm (ET? or CT? not too sure).
According to the campaign website.
April 15 Post Office Project Volunteers:
Truth Trooper Groups, Ron Paul Meet-ups, RTR Groups, ANY freedom movement groups, are all invited to join in TA’s Operation Stop Thief! Hundreds of groups have already signed up to go to their area’s post office that stays open late on April 15, pass out fliers to the freshly blooded tax filers and show their “What Income Tax?” and “Ron Paul 2008” signs to the public all evening.
Posted by Lew Rockwell at March 28, 2008 09:35 AM
Terrible rumors from Russia continue to swirl around the Middle East that the Cheney-Bush junta has decided to bomb Iran on April 4th or 6th, targeting not only nuclear-power research facilities but ships, planes, antiaircraft installations, and the Iranian pentagon. Apparently the nuclear-power reactor being built by Russian companies will be spared, but not much else. Will it happen? Certainly the neocon hate network is working overtime to make it so. Bush fired the anti-neocon Admiral Fallon. One thing we know for sure: it will be the typical Bush administration snafu, with horrific consequences for the region and the world, not to speak of the Iranian people, and reap much trouble for the US empire. Indeed, it could mark the end of the empire if, as Bill Lind worries, the Iranians in retaliation cut off water-food-ammo supply routes to US troops in Iraq, and, with the help of Shiite militians, capture large numbers of them. Need I mention that Ron Paul, our champion of peace, is the leading opponent of war on Iran?
By Mimi Hall, USA TODAY | March 28, 2008
Rick Ungar's charter fishing service promises a great time on Lake Erie. But there's a catch — and it's not freshwater fish. It's the Homeland Security Department's new anti-terrorism rules.
When the 2008 charter season begins next month, U.S. citizens paying to fish on Lake Erie will have to bring either a passport or two other IDs if they plan to cross the northern border's invisible watery line.
When they get back to shore in the USA, they'll have to drive to a local government reporting station and pose for pictures. They won't be posing with their fish, but for Customs officers via a videophone connection.
How International Bankers Gained Control of America
THE MONEY MASTERS is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today.
Last weekend I had a wonderful conversation with a Canadian documentary filmmaker who turned me on to this excellent, excellent site: www.freedocumentaries.org. Like the name says, it is a bunch of documentaries that you can watch right online, for free! Most of them are hosted on Google Video. They are categorized by topic, and there is something there for everyone. Most of them you'd be hard pressed to find on TV (500 channels, and what's on?), or even at the video rental shop. Blockbuster? Forget it. Two particularly good ones that he turned me onto were:
1) The United States vs. John Lennon
Even though they were before my time, I've always been a huge Beatles fan. But in my naivety, I always thought John turned kind of "weird" afterwards, so I didn't see this movie when it came out in the theaters a few months ago. Boy did I miss out! This covers the turbulent 1970's, times that were more turbulent than the times we face today. The courage of John Lennon is amazing.
Oh, and if you think Lennon was a socialist, or whatever so you'll never watch such a film, then you might be interested in watching this one about the media first: Orwell Rolls In His Grave (trailer below), and examining how you got that idea in the first place.
These are just trailers. The full movies can be seen at: www.freedocumentaries.org. Let us know what other good ones you see there!
by Geoffrey Wheatcroft | 3/27/2008
To write off Ron Paul as a loopy reactionary ignores his courageous stand on Iraq and Israel
No presidential election for a long time has excited so much interest as this year's, outside and inside America. In personal terms, a black man, a woman and a septuagenarian war hero make most elections in most countries seem thin stuff. And yet the truth is that, while Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama slug it out in a popularity contest (or a competition in gaffes that may yet be disastrous for the Democrats), there's little to choose between them politically.
John McCain's startling success in routing his opponents means, however, that Republican debate has been ended, certainly on the great questions of war and peace. This includes the quixotic presidential bid of Dr Ron Paul, a Republican congressman from southern Texas and one of America's most fascinating political figures - who this month has again demonstrated his independence and courage in the House of Representatives, on a subject where all other Washington politicians speak with one voice.
Unlike some of our own "Dr" MPs, Paul is a real physician, serving as a US air force doctor before delivering more than 5,000 babies as an obstetrician. He is an intransigent libertarian, who believes that "rights belong to individuals, not groups; that property should be owned by people, not government; that government exists to protect liberty, not to redistribute wealth; and that the lives and actions of people are their own responsibility, not the government's".
by Ron Paul | March 23, 2008
Five years ago last week, the US military's "shock and awe" campaign lit up the Baghdad sky. Five years later, with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and nearly four thousand Americans dead, we should pause and reflect on just what has been gained and what has been lost.
From the beginning, the march to war was paved with false assumptions and lies. Senior administration officials claimed repeatedly that Iraq was somehow responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001. They claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. They manipulated the fear of the American people after 9/11 to further a war agenda that they had been planning years before that attack. The mainstream media was complicit in this war propaganda.
Nearly ten years ago, long before 9/11, I requested the time in opposition to the fateful Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, where I then stated on the Floor of the House of Representatives, "I see this piece of legislation as essentially being a declaration of virtual war. It is giving the President tremendous powers to pursue war efforts against a sovereign Nation." Less than five years later we were invading Iraq.
Back in January, I asked for some suggestions on revamping the Daily Paul. It looks like the time has come to make these suggestions a reality.
First, some background: The Daily Paul runs on an open source platform called Drupal. Before I started this site last year, I did some pretty exhaustive research on the best content management systems (CMS), and Drupal came out at the top of the list. For one thing - amazingly - it is free. Back when I was a web developer in Seattle in 2001, building a site like this would have cost $100,000 and taken an army of programmers! In just a few short years, with technology advances and people working collaboratively together over the web, you can see the results in the Daily Paul.
I'm not a programmer, but I know just enough to be dangerous. Which is to say I got the site up & running, and have for the most part managed it by myself. The site runs on Drupal 5. I know there have been many calls for outside moderators, which believe me, I am all for. The only problem is that with Drupal 5, it was impossible to give people moderator privileges without giving the keys away to the entire site, which is something that I simply judged to be too risky to do at the time. I have handed the keys over to a trusted few, but the site is simply too big for the few of us to handle.