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- (10) Scotland Election Watch - voting now underway 09/18/14
- (9) Irony-Actual: Sociopathic NSA Nerd gets indignant at Spy Recruiting Jobs Fair at U of NM; Doesn't like being filmed! HaHaHa! 09/18/14
- (6) Haven't vetted the source but this is suppossedly new video footage of the Pentagon being hit on 9/11/01 09/16/14
- (6) Huge Rally! 1.8 Million Catalonians Demonstrate for Independence! 09/18/14
- (6) Mike Tyson Goes OFF On Canadian Interviewer 09/18/14
- (5) Missouri officer who used Taser on teen driver says he smelled pot in car before confrontation 09/18/14
- (4) Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor Episode ZERO - The Origin Story! 09/18/14
- (4) The NSA Thinks it Still Has Friends; Wants to Expand Surveillance 09/18/14
- (3) These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear 09/18/14
- (3) Epic Privacy Browser says 12 Trackers Blocked on DP 09/18/14
- (3) The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence 09/18/14
- (2) Countries Choose Independence 88% Of The Time When Put To A Vote 09/16/14
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- (2) It's time to laugh a little 09/18/14
- (2) "I Support Ron Paul" T-shirt goes to town 09/16/14
The Last Hour
I thought I'd create a thread so we can all keep up on how things turn out in Scotland.
Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum
Scotland goes to the polls over independence
People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.
Voters will answer 'Yes' or 'No' to the referendum question: 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'
With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, it is expected to be the busiest day in Scottish electoral history.
What if you set up an ambush interview on Godzilla? :)
I wanted to bring up something my son told us this evening regarding an apparent policy of the elementary school he just started attending. As a kindergartener he was innocently giving and receiving hugs from another little kinder-girl when his teacher advised them that hugging is not allowed at school. Now to some this may not be such a big deal, but to me it is.
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) has just released a statement strongly opposing the McKeon Amendment to the Continuing Resolution (HJ Res 124) scheduled for a vote today. The amendment would grant Congressional approval for the president's plan to arm and train "moderate" rebels fighting in Syria to overthrow the Assad government. Repeating the words of a former US Marine Commandant, Rep. Jones asks, "are we arming another Taliban?"
Here is a video of Rep. Jones' Floor statement:
Scooped AJ, they did.
How the Bush Administration Covered Up the Saudi Connection to 9/11
In his New Yorker article, posted on the magazine’s web site last week, Lawrence Wright tells how the Bush administration deleted 28 pages in the 2002 report of the Joint Congressional Inquiry on 911 probably because they describe in detail the Saudi connection to the Al Qaeda attack and Saudi financing of its operatives in the United States—people who knew two of the hijackers, and may well have been used as conduits for Saudi cash. Some of the money may have come from the royal family through a charity.
In removing the 28 pages Bush said the publication of the information would damage American intelligence operations. The Saudis deny all this.
In fact no one would be talking about it now were it not for families of victims of the attack and insurers, who are suing the Saudis.
Wright goes on to report:
By Ben Domenech | The Federalist
Let’s be clear about one thing here: Rand Paul thinks he’s going to win in 2016. He has a vision for the party, but he is not running as an idea candidate. He is trying to win the election. He’s not running for Vice President. He’s not running to grow a movement. He thinks he can run, beat everyone, and be president.
In order to get there, he is deploying a unique approach to outreach – one that is designed to promote a certain type of cross-pollinating political appeal, one that is largely unfamiliar on the right, in order to broaden a coalition not around limited government ideas so much as around his uniquely libertarian positions on key hot button issues. In this, Paul’s Berkeley event – as much as his events in other supposedly unfriendly venues – is an example of how he’s making a pitch for people to identify him with specific issues (typically based in distrust of government) that cut across traditional coalition lines. It’s also an example of how he’s trying to do something very different than traditional Republican candidacies in the modern era.
Serious, politically engaged people on the right have a fairly well developed idea of what libertarianism looks like – and many of the smart ones don’t believe Americans actually know what libertarianism is, or what it stands for. The eloquent and savvy Kevin Williamson has a piece which distills this problem to its essence: that while people who voted for Barack Obama may cheer for Paul now, once they become more familiar with his message, they’ll reject him as an extremist.
California is having a huge drought yet the Utah Spy Center uses 1.7 million gallons of water per day. Is anyone in California (or anywhere else) complaining about this? This definitely feels like something that should be talked about.
I keep livestock. I take tremendous pride in giving them a very comfortable life. They have good shelter, plenty of organic food, clean water and immediate healthcare at the first sign of any illness or injury.
The government keeps taxpayers. They make a big deal of offering subsidized housing, food stamps, water treatment plants and now they even give us Obamacare.
I know why I want my animals to be content. I plan to eat them. I wonder what the government plans for taxpayers?
My view of the world has changed since I got serious about farming. I have come to suspect that the decimation of family farms in this country is because too many farmers will end up asking the same question I am asking.
(Don't worry, they are not cannibals. They just want to consume the fruits of your labors.)
Former Rep. Ron Paul’s push to audit the Federal Reserve got another boost Wednesday when the House passed the bill for the second time in three years, and by a bigger margin than before.
The bill, now sponsored by Rep. Paul Broun, Georgia Republican, was approved on a 333-92 vote, with all but one Republican and 106 Democrats in favor of it. That’s a major jump from last time, when a majority of Democrats voted against it.
How do we stop wars?
Slay the evil machines?
To truly become human beings
We must remove the cancers
Enslaving making us prisoners
Our mothers give births
To their daughters
Its only gifts
Artificially created wars
Weapons trade activities
Black boots on our necks
Listen to me if you have ears
Listen to me if you have hearts
Love is the only flag you should hold in your hands!
We are all human beings
Brothers and sisters
Kept as slaves
Listen to me if you have ears
Listen to me if you have hearts