89 votes

Tom Woods Video: The Problem of the Libertarian Moocher

I demand everything for free, says the libertarian moocher. Tom Woods responds.


56 votes

Anthony Terrell: Ron Paul 'Revolution' strikes at GOP state parties

What... Coverage for Paul Supporters on MSNBC.com ?
I couldn't believe my eyes so I had my wife confirm, but an article about the work of Ron Paul supporters was on the front page of MSNBC... entitled "Ron Paul 'Revolution' strikes at GOP state parties" Nice work, everyone!!!

June 21, 2012 | By NBC’s Anthony Terrell

Ron Paul’s third campaign for president may not lead to the Texas Congressman being nominated at the Republican Convention in Tampa this August -- notwithstanding a lawsuit filed by supporters in attempt to make that happen -- but, from Maine to Alaska, the “Paul Revolution” has swept state Republican parties.

Out of the national spotlight, Paul activists have mastered obscure local party rules to win key positions of power at state conventions, infiltrating the Republican establishment across the country, including in the key swing states of Iowa and Nevada.

33 votes

Saudi Arabia: America's Worst Ally?

Glenn Greenwald writes:

For all the righteous talk about human rights oppression and violent assaults on democratic protesters in the Muslim world, any honest ranking would place Saudi Arabia near or at the top of that list. This week, the long-time head of the deeply repressive Saudi Interior Ministry, Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, died. Prince Nayef — in addition to having been one of the hardest-line religious conservatives opposed to internal reforms, having been accused by Sen. Chuck Schumer in 2003 of having a “well-documented history of suborning terrorist financing,” and having blamed “Zionists” for plotting the 9/11 attack — was one of America’s closest and most loyal allies in the region.

Read on to see Leon Panetta air-kiss a Saudi Prince.

29 votes

WaPo: Drones vs. Diplomacy? U.S. Ambassador Quits

As America’s relationship with Pakistan has unraveled over the past 18 months, an important debate has been going on within the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad over the proper scope of CIA covert actions and their effect on diplomatic interests.

The principals in this policy debate have been Cameron Munter, the U.S. ambassador since October 2010, and several CIA station chiefs who served with him. The technical issue was whether the ambassador, as chief of mission, had the authority to veto CIA operations he thought would harm long-term relations. Munter appears to have lost this fight.

28 votes

UK's 125 Billion Dollar Pre-emptive Bank Bailout?

A weird thing happened the other day. I was sitting with my partner (who happens to be a bank manager) and listened on the news to the British Chancellor George Osborne telling us that the Bank of England was giving 80 billion Pounds (125 billion dollars) to the major banks so that they could invest in small business in Britain.

Now my partner knows that banks are not giving many business loans out as they have a very strict criteria on what exactly makes a new business worth investing in. She told me that just pumping money into the banks would not make this strict criteria suddenly melt away. So I said if the government was so concerned why didn't they pump money from the Bank of England directly into small business and avoid this nonsensical bank route?

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65 votes

Doherty: For the Ron Paul Wing, Now What?

This is a very good article.

By Brian Doherty | NY Times
June 21, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has admitted that he won’t have enough delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August to win the nomination.

But right after that announcement he racked up another win: his supporters now make up the majority of the delegation from the caucus state of Iowa. That’s the state allegedly “won” by Mitt Romney in January, which was later revealed to have been “won” by Rick Santorum.

Paul’s campaign has risen from many deaths. In mid-May, he announced he’d no longer campaign in upcoming primary states. He encouraged his forces to concentrate on caucus states, where dedication to a long process of local, district and state party meetings can trump just getting a mass of voters out on primary day to dutifully record a vote for the frontrunner.


113 votes

Infiltrating the Democratic Party for Liberty

I think anyone who has been listening to Dr. Paul and actually looking can safely say that currently there is zero difference between the current Republican Party and the current Democratic Party.

We've seen what we can accomplish within the Republican Party to get it back to its roots. (yes I realize there is still much to do and the fight is never really over) With that being said, Dr. Paul has maintained the reason he isn't going to go third party is because currently it is too difficult to get anything to happen via third party.

My "idea" or question if you will is....How do we start to bring the Democratic Party more inline with the Liberty movement as well?

61 votes

Uruguay to become first government to SELL cannabis to its citizens


Uruguay could become the first country in the world to sell marijuana to its citizens as it attempts to fight a growing crime problem.

Under the plan, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana to adults who have registered on a government database - letting officials keep track of their purchases over time.
Minister of Defense Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro said the measure aims to weaken crime in the country by removing profits from drug dealers and diverting users from harder drugs.

69 votes

Maddow Talking RP Again and Quoting DP

She is on it this week !


Also, it might be nice to get one of our folks on her show to discuss what WE are doing and not these neo con hacks.

204 votes

Video: Legal Open Carry Man Cites Law, Cops Back Down


Infowars.com | June 21, 2012

“I was detained by Portland PD officer J McDonald on 26MAY2012. He detains me without suspicion of any criminal activity in violation of Delaware v Prouse. He admits his sole reason for stopping me is my legally carried firearm in violation of US v DeBerry. He seizes my weapon with no reasonable suspicion that I’ve committed a crime in violation of Terry v Ohio. He demands my ID without reasonable suspicion in violation of Hiibel v Nevada.”

23 votes

FCC Indecency Policy (Partially) Overturned: "Accidental" Cursing Coming to an Award Show Near You?

Following on a previous federal appeals court ruling, the Supreme Court overturned fines and sanctions against broadcasters in relations to curse words and nudity during an awards show and an episode of NYPD Blue.

The Supreme Court didn't establish a broad constitutional precedent, but rather only said that the broadcasters couldn't have known in advance that the brief obscenities and nudity would have resulted in fines.

148 votes

Shocker! Ron Paul and Rule 40 - The NEW Romney Nightmare...

From Doug Wead's Blog
June 21, 2012

At least one of the cats is out of the bag. The story is now public that an obscure, overlooked GOP rule, passed in January, 2008, has opened the way for Ron Paul delegates to place his name in nomination for vice president at the RNC in Tampa. And maybe for president? Experts say no. More on that.

Rule 40 came at a time when there was concern that the GOP presidential field would be split between candidates Huckabee, McCain, Romney, Thompson, Giuliani and Paul, with no one candidate winning a majority in five states. It was accepted that this possibility was remote, due to the sequential power of successive caucus and primary victories which would winnow the field and give one or two candidates momentum but the deadlock was at least a mathematical possibility.

55 votes

Conversation with a Veteran's Widow

I live in a city of about 55,000. The small mortgage company I work for owns a brown building with gold lettered words on the west side of downtown. I usually come into work about 8:30, but I was a little late after watching a movie with my girlfriend, late last night. So, I walk in at 9:02, and start making some coffee. While it's brewing I recieve a call from a lady named Caroline.

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