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37 votes

30 arrested in NY during rally against drones

Thirty people protesting against unmanned aerial drones outside Hancock Field Air Force National Guard Base have been arrested.

The Post-Standard reports that the arrests Sunday came after a series of rallies and workshops held in Syracuse over the weekend by the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.

A group of people lying on the base's driveway were arrested. Charges include disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration and loitering. About 250 people had marched to the gates...


41 votes

Internet Sales Tax: It's coming if you don't stop it!

"The Senate could vote as early as Thursday on a bill to empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. Under the bill, the sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper lives."

You've got work to do, get to it!

28 votes

Moyers Interviewing Glenn Greenwald - Very Good

Glenn Greenwald does a fantastic 25 min interview with Moyers, where he gets to elaborate on some great liberty-minded ideas. He also points out the flaws in a society ruled/controlled by fear.

28 votes

Does Rand Paul Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt?

Let’s be clear. Rand Paul is almost certainly the best sitting United States Senator (well, perhaps second best, as the Senator from Washington D.C. doesn’t get a vote, and can therefore do the least harm). This of course isn’t saying much when talking about the psychopathic, ignorant control freaks that largely populate the U.S. Senate. In contrast, Rand seems to be more reasonable and often falls on the right side of many issues.

37 votes

More than 160 people have been killed since Tuesday in Iraq. Where are the crocodile tears?

Can you IMAGINE if 160 people were killed last week, here in the US? Considering what the criminals in DC did to the people of Boston while looking for a teenager suspected of killing 3...its really hard to even imagine the show of force that would be displayed if a handful of individuals killed 160! But, alas, the people who were killed in Iraq last week were not real people at all. They were brown in color, lived in a far away land, and they are still trying to get used to the "Freedom and Democracy" that the MIC has blessed them with.

Reuters) - Bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least 20 more people on Friday at the end of a week of bloodshed that prompted a United Nations envoy to warn Iraq was "at a crossroads".

More than 160 people have been killed since Tuesday, when troops stormed a Sunni protest camp near Kirkuk, triggering clashes that quickly spread to other Sunni areas in western and northern provinces.

94 votes

What I would like to see more of here on the DP

Sometimes I look at the Top Forum Topics on the DP and it reads like people said, "Oh, here's some bad news - I'll go post it on the Daily Paul!"

What I would like to see more of is:

News about what you're doing - in your garden, on your farm, at your GOP / Libertarian / Democratic Party meeting, what your kids are learning, what you're learning, what you heard at the grocery store, what you observed in your neighborhood. Not just bad stuff - good stuff too!

What I'd like to see less of is:

43 votes

Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine (the Liberty Movement)


...”the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups”, where they suggest, among other tactics, ”Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.”

...Because Sunstein explicitly states that “9/11 conspiracy theories” are his main focus, virtually all interpreters have agreed that Sunstein’s call for what is essentially another Cointelpro Operation is directed specifically against the 9/11 truth movement. (Cointelpro, or “Counter Intelligence Program”, was the FBI’s name for its high-priority operations to infiltrate, provoke, undermine and disable civil rights, socialist, antiwar, black power and Native American movements during the late 1950s and the 1960s.) The fantastic picture Sunstein paints of the 9/11 truth movement as “harmful,” “dangerous,” and likely to resort to “terrorism” suggests that he is serving a function similar to Philip Zelikow’s during the Bush/Cheney years; in his own way, Sunstein too is a “myth-maker.”

In his new book Cognitive Infiltration David Ray Griffin has provided the first truly adequate response to Sunstein’s deeply-flawed and legally-questionable arguments...

read more:

related: Obama Information Czar Calls For Banning Free Speech:

(Original title edited for relevance.)

55 votes

Multi-national corporations upset with Rand Paul, lobbyists cannot budge him

Multi-national corporations upset with Rand Paul, lobbyists cannot budge him

Senator Rand Paul is coming under pressure from some multi-national businesses to drop his opposition to tax treaties between the United States and other nations.

Citing privacy concerns about Americans' tax data, Paul, a Republican and libertarian, has single-handedly blocked Senate action on treaties with Hungary, Switzerland and Luxembourg that have been signed by authorities on both sides, but have been awaiting Senate review since 2011.

47 votes

Glenn Greenwald Spars With Former CIA Officer On MSNBC Over Whether American Violence Abroad Fuels Jihad

Outspoken civil libertarian and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald made a rare cable news appearance this afternoon to debate with TheBlaze host and former CIA officer Buck Sexton over the role American foreign policy has played in fueling Islamic extremists to execute terrorist attacks against the United States. The MSNBC segment was lamentably much shorter than it needed to be, with the two guests getting into a fascinating debate over the nature of jihad.

50 votes

"Liberty Was Also Attacked in Boston" Ron Paul Texas Straight Talk 4/29/2013

By Ron Paul

Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.

These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law. The ostensible reason for the military-style takeover of parts of Boston was that the accused perpetrator of a horrific crime was on the loose. The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.

What has been sadly forgotten in all the celebration of the capture of one suspect and the killing of his older brother is that the police state tactics in Boston did absolutely nothing to catch them. While the media crowed that the apprehension of the suspects was a triumph of the new surveillance state – and, predictably, many talking heads and Members of Congress called for even more government cameras pointed at the rest of us – the fact is none of this caught the suspect. Actually, it very nearly gave the suspect a chance to make a getaway.

40 votes

WSJ Video: Rand Paul is an opportunistic, hypocritical, ignorant, dangerous, extreme libertarian...

...who clothes himself in the purity of the Constitution -- according to Dorothy Rabinowitz who sits on the War Street Journal editorial board.

Rand is really getting attacked a lot lately - I stand with him more than ever!

28 votes

Out of All Drugs Legal And Illegal, Which Ones Kill?

If we were to have a sane and adult conversation about drug use and abuse in America instead of waging a war on drugs the same way we wage a war on terror, we might come to the realization that we’re letting the bad ones in our homes freely while some of the most helpful to improving the quality of life of the average person carry some of the highest minimum prison sentences of all, while touting an infinitesimal number of related deaths. Some of you may have read Thad McKracken’s well thought out article on the state of drugs in society today. The numbers fall in lockstep with his thoughts.

It turns out that, aside from Alcohol, Big Pharma is the #1 killer while drugs that have been used traditionally as entheogens hardly appear in the statistics at all. Drugs like LSD, DMT, Marajuana, Peyote and other psychedelics are used as a religious sacrament in many belief systems around the world, but are vilified because of their tendency to provide people with what Terence McKenna simply called ‘funny ideas’.

In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates nationwide. They’re classified by the ICD-10 medical coding reference system.

28 votes

Senator Paul stirs business ire over blocking of U.S. tax treaties

Paul has hold on three treaties, more in the pipeline

Senator Rand Paul is coming under pressure from some multi-national businesses to drop his opposition to tax treaties between the United States and other nations.

Citing privacy concerns about Americans' tax data, Paul, a Republican and libertarian, has single-handedly blocked Senate action on treaties with Hungary, Switzerland and Luxembourg that have been signed by authorities on both sides, but have been awaiting Senate review since 2011.

26 votes

Police State Euphemism: “Shelter In Place”

The Boston police state lockdown was a beta test. It went over swimmingly. Residents obeyed orders and stayed in their homes. Grocery stores closed. Hospitals were inaccessible. Roads were empty. Schools closed down. Taxi cabs didn’t run. Local business lost millions of dollars in revenue. Get ready. It’s a distinct possibility “shelter in place” will be coming to your neighborhood soon, especially after the display of groveling submission in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Kurt Nimmo

29 votes

Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity is Forever

If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose, so never allow yourself to ever do anything that would damage your integrity.

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