Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This landing will be very impressive...if it works.
Google Ron Paul :)
Monday, July 30, 2012
Despite what Mr. Villere says above, it is pretty clear that the so-called "Republican leaders" are NOT committed to uniting the party. If they have made any attempts at uniting the party (and I can't really see where they have) it has been an epic fail. - http://832e9ebb.tinylinks.co
If this were about "integrity of the process", Staples would be challenging Gov. LaPage's selection as well. This is clearly sour grapes from someone who lost her committee seat to a Ron Paul supporter. - http://09fda6f4.tinylinks.co
Sunday, July 29, 2012
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
I hope this thing takes us to Mars one day. Preferably in my lifetime. - http://e49ce596.tinylinks.co
Paul's son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul -- who also addressed the crowd at Catholic University on Wednesday night -- urged those assembled to email Reid's office and plead with him to call a vote on the legislation.
The lawmaker said his staff uncovered video showing Reid in the 1990s "going to town, talking about how we should audit the Fed."
"Now, you have to convince him that he still believes that," Rand Paul said. "And so one of the things you can do, if everyone in this room left here and emailed Harry Reid, I think it would help."
Ron Paul predicted that the Senate would pass the legislation if actually brought to a vote.
Give Harry Reid a call if you want him to support an audit of the Federal Reserve: 202-224-3542 / Fax: 202-224-7327. See the article linked above for more contact information.
In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve.
The bill, which has 270 co-sponsors, passed 327 to 98. All but one Republican — Rep. Bob Turner of New York — voted for it, along with 89 Democrats.
The stereotype would suggest more democrats would support this bill than republicans. Aren't opposing corporatism and providing transparency (supposedly) democrat virtues? Do democrats oppose this bill more simply because it was put forth by a republican? Don't get me wrong. At this point I think both parties have by and large become a slave to corporate special interests but the number of democrats who oppose this bill still surprised me a little.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Even if you believe the Federal Reserve is a necessary or desirable entity, shouldn't transparency be an absolute requirement for an institution that has such a profound effect on our lives? - http://a5470ef8.tinylinks.co
I thought this was a joke until I saw the video.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
He really hit the nail on the head. Republicans and Democrats compromise all the time...to spend more money. I would rather see them not compromise at all than this. Rand's war isn't against defense spending, it is against out of control spending in general. - http://51f7deef.tinylinks.co
Monday, July 23, 2012
Paul may have a speaking spot at the convention, and could even be up for nomination. We’ll have to wait until Tampa. What the Ron Paul Revolution has accomplished - and will accomplish - is of greater consequence to the course of history than any of the empty promises offered by the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Nobel Peace Price-winning, NDAA signing, ‘kill list’ reviewing President Barack Obama.
Recently, Ron Paul had his last encounter with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The double dose that Dr. Paul administered to Helicopter Ben was the same criticisms of central economic planning that the free market economists have been putting forth since Hayek, Mises, and even President Andrew Jackson - who called the Second Bank of the United States a “den of vipers and thieves.” Paul’s emphasis on the current system’s bias against the middle class and the poor, and the secrecy in which the private banking cartel operates were key points made in this final showdown. The $16 trillion that was sent to foreign banks during the 2008 crisis was a significant allegation that Bernanke did not attempt to refute.
The fact of the matter is that an innocent citizen should not lose his rights because of the actions of a criminal. Someone who owns or wishes to own a gun for hunting, self-protection, target shooting or any other legal reason should not have to pay the price for the actions of some idiot. Blaming guns for crime is like blaming a spoon for making you fat or a match for arson. Let's ban all matches and spoons! - http://52c0e460.tinylinks.co
It's a trap! Seriously though, it should be interesting... http://3b390aa8.tinylinks.co
The requirement for probably cause for search and seizure becomes less important as law enforcement gains the ability to accomplish the same goals from afar.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
I've said it before, but I will be very impressed if they manage to pull this landing off. Can't wait! - http://1010608b.tinylinks.co
“It’s a shame. The important issue is [what] the two candidates seem to agree on,” Paul said. “They don’t really disagree with militarism overseas, they don’t disagree with the Federal Reserve system and the bailouts, and they don’t disagree on basically whether the role of federal government is wealth redistribution through welfare. So instead, they’re talking about tax returns and that to me is so disappointing.
“It’s all a charade, I think it’s all contrived to not have a debate,” Paul said.
Obama and Romney are just opposite sides of the same two-headed coin.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
“We have found strong evidence for a very small, very hot and very near planet with the help of the Spitzer Space Telescope,” said Kevin Stevenson from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Stevenson is lead author of the paper, which has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal. “Identifying nearby small planets such as UCF-1.01 may one day lead to their characterization using future instruments.”
The hot new planet candidate was found unexpectedly in Spitzer observations. Stevenson and his colleagues were studying the Neptune-sized exoplanet GJ 436b, already known to exist around the red-dwarf star GJ 436. In the Spitzer data, the astronomers noticed slight dips in the amount of infrared light streaming from the star, separate from the dips caused by GJ 436b. A review of Spitzer archival data showed the dips were periodic, suggesting a second planet might be blocking out a small fraction of the star’s light.
Heh... As if even the Supreme Court pays attention to the Constitution any more. - http://bf7de544.tinylinks.co
If nothing else, the convention should be more interesting to watch this time around. - http://d38cc44d.tinylinks.co
Should the U.S. government be able to target and kill underage U.S. citizens without any kind of due process? - http://2dc4c15c.tinylinks.co
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Needless to say, on the theory that the Republicans are advancing, the federal budget can never be cut. The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be able to say that cuts in social spending will devastate the economy of our cities with at least as much justice as defense-heavy areas can complain about cuts to the military. Rural areas can say the same thing about farm subsidies.
Reductions in federal spending, whether for defense or social programs, will, of course, be disruptive to the people, businesses and communities who have come to rely on it. The cuts should not, however, hurt the broader economy. When federal spending falls and jobs tied to that spending disappear, private-sector spending should normally increase and create jobs tied to it.
Most modern Republicans are not "conservative" in any meaningful sense. They certainly aren't fiscal conservatives and they are in no way strict constructionists when it comes to the Constitution. Unfortunately, democrats are not the solution either. - http://31a830e6.tinylinks.co
I wonder if there are ads for soylent green in these soap operas as well? - http://aec38018.tinylinks.co
Which blatantly partisan "news" organization do you want to get your information from? - http://03da68c2.tinylinks.co
They are sent by e-mail from the Obama headquarters in Chicago to reporters who have interviewed campaign officials under one major condition: the press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name.
Most reporters, desperate to pick the brains of the president’s top strategists, grudgingly agree. After the interviews, they review their notes, check their tape recorders and send in the juiciest sound bites for review.
This is one of the reasons the game is rigged, so to speak. The reporters closest to the candidates can't report the truth. They can only report what is filtered through the candidates or their minions. Indications are, though, that this is a self-correcting phenomena. The mainstream media of today is rapidly being overtaken by other media sources. - http://c551ad67.tinylinks.co
One can only hope that a lasting movement has been created in American politics.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Whether you agree with his solutions or not, there can be no doubt that Ron Paul's predictions have been frighteningly accurate. Watch the video and see for yourself. - http://71bb110e.tinylinks.co
The list really does go on and on. Will cutting government spending significantly harm the economy? Both Obama and Romney say yes. Undeclared wars? No difference between the two. Can the president imprison U.S. citizens indefinitely without due process? Both say yes. Can the president assassinate U.S. citizens similarly without due process? Yes and yes. Should the U.S. military take an active and even preemptive role in the internal affairs of other nations? Both agree on that, too.
In reality, if there were a rule during their first debate stipulating that the two candidates only debate issues upon which they fundamentally disagree, the debate would be reduced to a staring contest.
It still amazes me that so many people can absolutely HATE one of these candidates while loving or at least being perfectly willing to vote for the other. - http://2078b3cf.tinylinks.co
The significance of this would be that Ron Paul can be nominated at the convention (and even win because delegates are not "bound" by law or rule) AND he would be guaranteed a 15 minute speaking spot at the convention. - http://40617eda.tinylinks.co
Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Alternatively, minimum wages raise prices. Would good does it do Wal-Mart workers to make more money when prices also go up?
The Lee County woman voiced her complaint to a TSA supervisor and proceeded to physically demonstrate how she was groped. Video footage of the incident shows Price running her hands up the inside thigh of a TSA worker for a period of no more than two seconds.
Price’s actions were mild in comparison to what TSA agents routinely inflict on the traveling public – grope downs which include physically grabbing people’s genitals.
Security should not take the form of physical assault by the TSA. I think that's the point this woman was trying to make.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
It's true that Gary Johnson has an incredibly difficult road to the White House no matter what. However, that is no reason to rig the system in favor of the two current dominant parties. Gary Johnson and the Libertarian party are on the ballot in all 50 states. Shouldn't they be given the same advantages that other candidates get? The media should not show favoritism. - http://4a360587.tinylinks.co
What is amazing to me is that this country runs a $1 trillion plus deficit yet borrows money to give to other countries that taxpayers ultimately must repay. Why should a taxpayer in this country be FORCED to give money to the government of Pakistan or any other country? - http://788ba689.tinylinks.co
The above may be true but I think gold can only be manipulated for so long.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
That 15 minutes could be important... - http://a2b7101a.tinylinks.co
What is this advancement in cryptanalysis they speak of? Think they will get a warrant? - http://3db44b06.tinylinks.co
Rich or poor, the vast amount of an individual's wealth should be theirs to do with what they please. Someone else shouldn't be deciding how you spend your money. - http://0254cd5b.tinylinks.co
Massachusetts State Election Fraud Lawsuit To Be Filed; Injunction Requested to Prevent Seating of Romney Appointed Delegates
It may end up being that what the MA Republican party has done is perfectly legal. However, they are disenfranchising a significant and growing segment of the Republican party. Legal or not, the Republican party does this sort of thing at its own peril. - http://621d2ff4.tinylinks.co
At this rate, pretty soon will just be burying gold in their back yards. Probably be better off...
You can be sure we are all safe with such high quality people "protecting" us.
Monday, July 9, 2012
NASA is arguing that it would cost too much money to alter the schedule by a couple of days so that there could be a flyover of the shuttle at the air show. I find this hard to believe unless they are doing it wrong.
It looks like the Republican party is self destructing. I can only hope the Democrat party does the same. Surely we can come up with a couple of parties that better represent the sentiments of the average American than this. How about he LIbertarian and the Green parties? Anything would be better than what we have now (well, almost...) - http://01993f91.tinylinks.co
How did the Senate ever confirm someone with such questionable activities in his background? - http://f2cfd011.tinylinks.co
Sunday, July 8, 2012
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I don't think the importance of this issue can be overstated. - http://0e746a00.tinylinks.co
The Act is nothing more than a half trillion dollar theft for the health insurance industry. That it benefits big business does not make it a “free market” solution. It’s just more welfare, of the corporate variety, that libertarians oppose like any other forcible redistribution of wealth.
The gibberish comes in when Occupy argues for its solution. Proposing “Medicare for All,” a single-payer healthcare system 100% operated by the government, Occupy makes this statement.
“We believe that healthcare is a human right, not a commodity or a luxury for those who can afford it.”
Gibberish. Why? Let’s think for a moment about what this statement really means. To do that, we’re going to have to define the words used in the statement. The first one is “healthcare.”
What is healthcare? There is one answer to that question that is impossible to refute.
Healthcare is the labor of other people.
When a patient sees a doctor, they are purchasing a product. The product is the doctor’s labor. It is not only the skills and experience that the doctor brings to the exam room. It’s also his time. It’s a portion of his life that he is giving up to try to solve whatever ails the patient.To claim a right to healthcare is to claim a right to some part of the healthcare provider’s life.
Something cannot be a 'right' that requires someone else to provide it. - http://f52b0cf2.tinylinks.co
If there is one number that embodies the seemingly intractable challenge imposed by the illegal drug trade on the relationship between the United States and Mexico, it is $177.26. That is the retail price, according to Drug Enforcement Administration data, of one gram of pure cocaine from your typical local pusher. That is 74 percent cheaper than it was 30 years ago.
This number contains pretty much all you need to evaluate the Mexican and American governments’ “war” to eradicate illegal drugs from the streets of the United States. They would do well to heed its message. What it says is that the struggle on which they have spent billions of dollars and lost tens of thousands of lives over the last four decades has failed.
Nothing new here but it makes you wonder what the motive of the so-called 'war on drugs' even is?
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Launch attempt of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Unfortunately, the launch was scrubbed at 6:25 p.m. due to the discovery at around the T-minus 3 hour mark of a pin, typically used to secure handrails at the launch pad, that was lodged on a strut connecting the orbiter and the External Tank. The launch the following night was awesome though. - http://8c6645e3.tinylinks.co
This is one of the many reasons I do not understand how someone can hate Obama and like Romney (or vice-versa). The vast majority of their policies (not just this one) are either exactly the same or are so close that it really doesn't matter. Everything from healthcare, to spending and taxes, to foreign policy...it's all the same. http://03a6df02.tinylinks.co
Fractional reserve is not a problem as long as it isn't being subsidized by government insurance and bailouts.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
It seems like this could have far wider repercussions than just the drinking age. The Federal government uses the threat of withholding money from the states as a way around the 10th amendment for many of the laws it implements. - http://fcc17628.tinylinks.co
While the Federal government carries most of the costs in the early years, the burden shifts to the states later. The Federal government can simply devalue the currency and print money to pay for things but states do not have such a luxury. It is a mystery to me how Florida could possibly pay for this. - http://077ae863.tinylinks.co
Gary Johnson is not my first choice for president but he is far better than the current presumptive Republican and Democratic nominees. If you don't know who he is, go listen to what he has to say.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Space tourists may soon be able to pay their own way to the moon onboard old Russian spacecraft retrofitted by a company based in the British Isles.
The spaceflight firm Excalibur Almaz estimates that it can sell about 30 seats between 2015 and 2025, for $150 million each, aboard moon-bound missions on a Salyut-class space station driven by electric hall-effect thrusters.
The Constitution is a relatively short and straightforward document. Why can the Supreme Court not understand some of the most important parts of it? - http://744f66ed.tinylinks.co
...from a Ron Paul press release. http://25da2f49.tinylinks.co
The logic in the majority opinion is the jurisprudential equivalent of passing a camel through the eye of a needle. The logic is so tortured, unexpected and unprecedented that even the law’s most fervent supporters did not make or anticipate the court’s argument in its support. Under the Constitution, a tax must originate in the House (which this law did not), and it must be applied for doing something (like earning income or purchasing tobacco or fuel), not for doing nothing. In all the history of the court, it never has held that a penalty imposed for violating a federal law was really a tax. And it never has converted linguistically the congressional finding of penalty into the judicial declaration of tax, absent finding subterfuge on the part of congressional draftsmanship.
I wonder whether the chief justice realizes what he and the progressive wing of the court have done to our freedom. If the feds can tax us for not doing as they have commanded, and if that which is commanded need not be grounded in the Constitution, then there is no constitutional limit to their power, and the ruling that the power to regulate commerce does not encompass the power to compel commerce is mere sophistry.
It's not so much that Obamacare itself amounts to the final nail in the coffin for the Constitution, but the willingness of the Supreme Court to use such twisted logic and to completely ignore parts of the Constitution to come up with this reasoning for Obamacare's supposed Constitutionality. - http://337c49f8.tinylinks.co
According to the United States Constitution, all tax bills must originate in the House of Representatives. This law originated in the Senate, because at the time the Democrats were selling it as a purchase - not a tax. Since the Supreme Court has ruled that the law is indeed based on a tax increase, it would have had to be initiated as a bill in the House of Representatives.
Consequently, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Law is unconstitutional on a different criteria than the ones considered by the Supreme Court in this latest landmark decision.
Of course, this assumes that the supreme court or anyone else in our government actually pays attention to the Constitution. http://f520d41c.tinylinks.co
National Republicans may have some serious thinking to do. Their presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney looks to be in serious trouble on multiple fronts today.
Governor Romney has lost ground to President Obama and is now trailing in all of the national polls with the exception of the Rasmussen Reports poll which has been the poll most favorable to Governor Romney. Governor Romney is now tied with President Obama in the latest Rasmussen poll, which is a steep decline in that poll for Governor Romney relative to President Obama since early June.
It's almost as if the Republicans don't want to win...