To hell with the crumbling world for a moment..
Try and have fun on this earth before you're worm food.
All the best.
Three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul called on political leaders to ignore traditional party platforms to find lasting policy solutions.
The former Republican congressman and self-described libertarian told the packed Lisner Auditorium crowd that crossing party lines was crucial to steering the country in a new direction.
On the first full business day that the "sequester cuts" are to hit the nation, the following article appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Boosts War Role in Africa
American Drones Help French Target Militants in Mali, as Chad Claims Killings
Wall Street Journal | March 4, 2012
The U.S. is markedly widening its role in the stepped up French-led military campaign against extremists in Mali, providing sensitive intelligence that pinpoints militant targets for attack, U.S. and allied officials disclosed.
By Steph Sherer | Huffington Post via Alternet
Earlier this week, while more than 200 citizen lobbyists were meeting face-to-face with their Congressional legislators in Washington, D.C. to change federal policy on medical cannabis, a series of events occurred in Florida, making that state the next political battleground on this issue.
On Monday, a Miami Herald article cited a recent poll indicating 81 percent of Florida voters said approve of doctors recommending cannabis to patients, with only 14 percent opposed. As many as 70 percent of voters said they supported a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical cannabis, a full 10 points higher than what Florida requires to pass such amendments.
There is quite the debate going on in the liberty movement as to whether or not libertarians should partner with conservatives and/or Republicans to advance their beliefs. This was part of a discussion that I had with David Boaz, who explained that libertarians could work with conservatives on fiscal issues, but was “uncomfortable” with defining the movement to include conservatives.
In the largest study of its kind, Australian researchers found that taking Aspirin regularly can put the elderly at a higher risk for an age-related blindness, macular degeneration.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 04, 2013 | Medical Daily
An Australian study that looked at 2,389 patients over a period of 15 years showed that regular usage of Aspirin leads to an increase in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Macular degeneration occurs when the light sensitive cells in the back of the eye start dying either because the blood vessels in the back are leaking (wet Macular Degeneration) or when the retina starts to thin and the cells start dying (Dry Macular Degeneration). Smoking is a known factor that contributed to Macular Degeneration.
[The words 'wow' and 'nullification' come to mind.]
Montana House Votes 98-0 To Approve Anti-NDAA Bill
By Nick Sibilla - March 1, 2013
UPDATE: Since this piece was published, the Montana legislature has updated the official vote count as 98-0.
In a huge win for the Bill of Rights, the Montana House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban indefinite detention in Montana by a vote of 97 to 1. Introduced by state Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer, HB 522 would also “prohibit state cooperation with federal officials” who try to enforce the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The lone no vote was cast by Democrat Bob Mehlhoff. HB 522 previously passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously. The bill now heads to the state senate for approval.
So I went to the post office today in my little town to handle some mailing for my business. While filling out an express mail ticket I'm listening to a nice elderly lady talking to the post master about the USPS changes. Recently they sent out a letter to everyone in town and probably other towns as well that had multiple choice questions. The questions we along the lines of "should we close down your post office and contract out the mail delivery?" or "should we discontinue Saturday delivery and window service or contract it out?" and some other questions.
Part I Of Justin Raimondo's Speech At California GOP In Sacramento: The Libertarian Republican HeritageSubmitted by ralph hornsby on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 14:04
Part I: From the Old Right to the New Nixon: Downhill All the Way
by Justin Raimondo, March 04, 2013
Editorial note: The following is the first part of a speech to the Republican Liberty Caucus of California, delivered March 2, 2013. The second and final part will appear on Wednesday.
The Republican party wasn’t always the party of war, unlimited military spending, and reckless foreign entanglements. There is a long albeit largely unknown tradition of opposition to militarism in the GOP, starting with the so-called "isolationist" opposition to US intervention in World War II and continuing right up until the 1960s, when an outgoing Republican president said farewell to the nation, and I quote:
Washington State Senate Democrats recently produced a $10 billion transportation package which supports a raise on gas taxes, car tabs, and even a $25 tax on bicycles that cost more than $500.
In an email to Dale Carlson, owner of Bike Tech in Tacoma, Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt (R), a member of the State Transportation Committee, defended the idea of a bike tax by saying, "Sorry, but I do think that bicyclists need to start paying for the roads they ride on rather than make motorists pay."
“When you are riding your bicycle, tell me what taxes are being generated by the act of riding your bicycle,” Orcutt said to the Seattle Bike Blog.
Yet Orcutt's main support for the tax comes from his belief that riding a bicycle is worse than driving a car for the environment.
This is getting a little creepy.
According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.
DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).
Former CIA head of the Bin Laden unit Michael Scheuer tells Fox Business' Tom Sullivan the State Department is sticking its nose where it doesn't belong rather than solving current foreign affairs.
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