Ron Paul tops politics page at HuffPo
"There was no threat to our national security, and also the arguments that they were using [for] why we had to go in, I didn't believe them," said former Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), one of the six House Republicans who opposed the war. "I could see where it was going to cost us a lot of money, and I kept saying this even before -- it's going to cost us a lot of money, a lot of lives. It's going to go on a long time."
Cypriot leaders held crisis talks on Wednesday to avert financial meltdown after rejecting the terms of a controversial European Union bailout, turning instead to Russia for help.
Banks on the Mediterranean island may never reopen, Germany warned after lawmakers late Tuesday turned down a $12.9 billion deal that would have seen Cypriots lose up to 10 per cent of their bank deposits.
Thousands of Cypriots withdrew savings over the weekend fearing the deal might pass, emptying ATMs and sending
by John Watts
Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA), recently suggested in committee that if the federal minimum wage kept pace with production increases over the last 30-plus years, it would today be around $22 instead of the current $7.25.
What is the economic law that supports her inference?
There is none, but Senator Warren had a seemingly sophisticated expert present to help make her case – a Stanford and University of Chicago-trained economist.
Senator Warren is
"Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail discusses how the U.S. invasion of Iraq has left behind a legacy of cancer and birth defects suspected of being caused by the U.S. military’s extensive use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus. Noting the birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Jamail says: "They’re extremely hard to bear witness to. But it’s something that we all need to pay attention to ... What this has generated is, from 2004 up to this day, we are seeing a rate of congenital malfo
Here is an excerpt from dying Irag War veteran Tomas Young to the war criminals Bush and Cheney.
See the link below for entire letter and a news report about it.
"I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power.
I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of
Live Stream at C-SPAN 3
"Now we need your help again. Can you send a message to your Representatives asking them to oppose this bill?" (from eff.org)
Send a message (here) to your representatives asking them to oppose this dangerous bill.
Police & Child Services show up...
Fox News: New Jersey police and Dept. of Children and Families officials raided the home of a firearms instructor and demanded to see his guns after he posted a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle.
“Don’t be fooled by its title,” writes Glenn Jacobs, “the Marketplace Fairness Act is anything but fair.”
The Marketplace Fairness Act is being pushed by three US senators, Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, and Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican. What is the injustice that the Marketplace Fairness Act addresses? Under current US law, states are prohibited from forcing Internet retailers who have no physical
SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — The Cypriot parliament’s rejection of a plan to bail out the country’s banking sector has opened the door a bit wider to the possibility of its exit from the currency bloc, say analysts.
Still, markets appear to be taking the rejection of the 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout plan — which had at its center a controversial deposit tax — in their stride at present. U.S. stocks had mostly ended mildly lower on Tuesday, and Asian stocks were split between gains and losses W
Who can disagree with that?
Hallowed Be Thy Name: Ron Paul Tries to Retrieve RonPaul.com
The arbitrator is currently weighing all these arguments. In the end, Paul knows he may instead have to make do with a domain like DrRonPaul.com. Having the eponymous domain name “would be helpful,” he says. “But I figure if the name’s the whole thing, then my message isn’t strong enough.”
This warning has manifold applications.
ZeroHedge: In Nigel Farage's first TV appearance since the Cypriot wealth tax was announced, the Englishman pulls no punches. In all his years and all his experience of the desperation of the European Union's leadership "never did [he] think they would resort to stealing money from people's savings accounts."
Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate gun bill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he hopes have a bill to address gun violence on the Senate floor soon after the Easter break, but confirmed that measure will not include the assault weapons ban.
He said "Bush will explain why he wants to go to war, and I will explain why we are insistent on peace and we want to maintain peace."
Seemed very civil to me, and I had never seen it.
New figures show that states that implemented Internet sales taxes raised 75-80% less than they expected to raise. For example, California was estimated to raise $457 million for online taxes but only raised $96.4 million, while New York expected to raise $2.5 billion from sales taxes and only collected $360 million.
These figures disprove the argument that the National Internet Tax Mandate will help states address their fiscal difficulties. Instead of scheming to
In case you missed the latest update on the National Internet Tax Mandate, I’ve copied John Tate’s email in full below:
Right now, big corporations are putting enormous pressure on your senators to hike your taxes and smother their smaller competition.
In fact, from what inside sources are telling me, C4L members and other liberty-minded Americans’ efforts against the National Internet Tax Mandate have been so successful,the establishment is desperate to ram
Caroline May | The Daily Caller | March 19, 2013
Transportation Security Administration officers “humiliated” a Marine who lost both legs to an Improvised Explosive Device by requiring the wheelchair-bound Marine to stand and walk. They also had him remove both his prosthetic legs, according to a letter from Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California).
“The individual escorting this Marine asked the TSA officer which of the two checkpoints to enter and received the response, ‘either one,’ only to be told mo
The University of Florida Young Americans for Liberty has had a busy beginning to the semester. We started off with our initial tabling efforts by bringing out our always popular "World's Smallest Political Quiz." We were encouraged by the number of students who scored in the Libertarian range and those who were on the border of Conservative and Libertarian!
Rags or Riches was our next effort to show students the link between economic liberty and prosperity. Many