Water's starting to boil. Time to make a move, fellow frogs.
Yahoo! News report: If you can’t let a day go by without accessing your personal data and files, you’d better think twice about crossing the border back into the U.S. with your computer. That’s because digital devices such as a laptop computer can be seized at the border without a warrant and sent to a secondary site for forensic inspection.
That ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week is the second in less than a year that allows the U.S. government to conduct offsite searches of digital devices seized at the border without a warrant, Network World reported.
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This is a prime example of the mental illness that pervades Washington D.C.. How can we have allowed ourselves to be governed by such people? Why are we putting up with this?
Next time you go to a party meeting to vet a politician, ask them the hard questions and DEMAND an answer. Is taxation theft? Do I need a permit to petition the government? Is is lawful to conduct a search on my person without cause or my consent?
Rand Guest On FOX
Rand speaks about the government shutdown and the "Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011," legislation he has introduced as one of the Tea Party Caucus founders, to prevent shutdowns.
Thanks dean for the vid link:
I posted a topic on DP a few years ago about NOT repeating the same things that did not work last time and innovate a "new" approach to pushing the message.
Now I'm not in favor of "voting" or "lobbying" (at all) fundamentally, but I'm in it to win it with RP.
The "Thank You Campaign"
Every time Ron Paul goes on a show (from this day forward) we flood that show from as many angels as possible with one simple message, "Thank you for having Ron Paul on your show."
I'm open to a better "simple message" -- but let's agree to say the same exact thing.
Here's what we do:
1) We call the station..."Thank you for having...."
2) We flood the shows message board "Thank you for having..."
Now here's where we really "get 'em" this time.
3) We find people who work at the station (as many as possible) by looking them up in LinkedIn and on Facebook and we give them the same message "Thank you for having Ron Paul on your show." Especially executives.
4) In order of the Primaries we call that stations local affiliates, we flood their message boards, and we find their employees -- "Thank you for having Ron Paul on your show."
We can innovate this by coordinating with Meetup Groups (at the local level) and sharing the connections we make on here, in Digg, on Reddit, and on RP-type Videos on Youtube. Employees, Executives of each major network and their affiliates in order of the Primaries.
I have a bunch of other ideas on how to better organize -- more to come.
Please feel free to create an "equal to or better than" version of what I'm trying to do here. Again let's on agree on it and move forward with the same language.
I was on Russia Today (re: Hillary or Biden for 2012 VP) and borrowed a line from Michael Badnarik...Submitted by emazur on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:49
video response guy = me
Full video of the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee's hearing, led by Chairman Paul, on the Bullion Coin Programs at the US Mint:
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Ron Paul is currently 49th on their list of most influential people for the year... let's fix that.
EDIT: In the past 24 hours, we've brought the good doctor up to 7th!
Remember to vote EVERY day. It appears we're allowed on vote every 24 hours!
EDIT: We've slipped a little. Ron Paul is currently 9th. I find it hard to believe there are only a few thousand Paul supporters out there with 2 minutes to vote in a poll...
This is the Appendix to Ron Paul's forthcoming book, Liberty Defined.
RON PAUL: THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF A FREE SOCIETY
1. Rights belong to individuals, not groups; they derive from our nature and can neither be granted nor taken away by government.
2. All peaceful, voluntary economic and social associations are permitted; consent is the basis of the social and economic order.
3. Justly acquired property is privately owned by individuals and voluntary groups, and this ownership cannot be arbitrarily voided by governments.
4. Government may not redistribute private wealth or grant special privileges to any individual or group.
5. Individuals are responsible for their own actions; government cannot and should not protect us from ourselves.
Thanks to Zerohedge for providing this article.
An open letter to Congressman Ron Paul of Texas
Antal E. Fekete | April 6, 2011
Dear Dr. Paul:
There are serious questions about the legality of Quantitative Easing. You are among the few who are well-qualified and well-placed to get to the bottom of it.
Most people believe, and the media confirm them in that belief, that the Fed can legally create dollars 'out of the thin air' in any quantity, and can do with them as it pleases. This may well be the pipe dream of Dr. Bernanke who is quoted as saying that the U.S. government has given the Fed a tool, the printing press, to stop deflation — but it hardly corresponds to the truth. The Fed can create new dollars only if some stringent legal conditions are satisfied, and then, it can only dispose of them in certain ways prescribed by law.
Contrary to a statement of Dr. Bernanke, made before he became the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Fed, he could not drop freshly printed dollars from a helicopter, no matter how many reasons for such an action he may be able to cite. Another thing the Fed is not allowed to do legally is to purchase Treasury paper from the U.S. Treasury directly. It must be purchased indirectly through open market operations. If you don’t put the Treasury paper through the test of the open market before the Fed is allowed to buy it, the presumption is that the market would reject it as worthless, or would take it only at a deep discount. The law does not allow the F.R. banks to purchase Treasury paper directly from the Treasury because that would make money creation through the F.R. banks a charade, reserve requirements a farce, and the dollar a sham.
Freedom Watch 4/06/11 - Glenn Beck Endorses Judge Napolitano to Replace Him!!! (Plus Jesse Ventura, too!)Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 22:49
UPDATE: Complete show here. Beck endorsement comes at 24:00!
Ron Paul is "getting awfully close" to filing legal paperwork to kick off his presidential campaign.Submitted by Phantom on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 06:39
Ron Paul to make presidential decision in a month
By Jordan Fabian
Libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Tuesday that he plans to decide whether or not to run for president "in a month or so."
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show, Paul said he is "getting awfully close" to filing legal paperwork to kick off his presidential campaign.
"It can't be too far off, I would think in a month or so I'm going to have to make a final decision," he said.
Should he be the next potential candidate to form a presidential exploratory committee, Paul would be the forth Republican to take an official step toward running for president.
Paul left open the possibility of running as a third-party candidate, but said he would likely stick with the GOP.
"I guess in life, you should keep all options open. But right now, I'm still a Republican congressman and we did it last time as a Republican," he said.
Continued at the link below.