• Fake News? CNN Claims Iran Tried To Seize UK Tanker

    Fake News? CNN Claims Iran Tried To Seize UK Tanker



    Yesterday CNN was the sole source of an article accusing Iran's Revolutionary Guard of trying to seize a UK tanker in the Persian Gulf. Though CNN claimed there was video of the attempt, none has surfaced. Iran strongly denies any such attempt. Is this another psy-op to drum up support for a US attack on Iran? Bonus topic: A new Pew Poll shows that US military members do not believe recent wars have been "worth it." Maybe we should listen to them.


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    r3volution 3.0

    Time For Libertarians To Leave The GOP?

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    Libertarians have been uncomfortably participating in GOP primaries because that party, despite being nearly identical to the other as a matter of policy, at least payed lip service to small government, which gave those of us trying to actually pursue smaller government some degree of cover. I always argued in favor of this strategy, but I'm not sure the rationale still applies, with the modern...

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    Paulistinian

    For those who remember Aimee Allen and the Ron Paul song...

    Thread Starter: Paulistinian

    Her new band The Interrupters released a new video today and I thought some of the users here would enjoy it! I first saw The Interrupters a couple years ago and really enjoyed their libertarian and anti-establishment influences to their music and I knew I recognized the lead singer's voice... It was a few months later that I heard them again and I realized it was Aimee Allen, the girl who wrote...

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    Libertea Party

    Please like my tweet response to Mark Levin's attack on non-interventionism

    Thread Starter: Libertea Party

    Ever since news came out that Rand Paul and Trump were working together to negotiate a deal for a non nuclear Iran. Levin has been on the attack. Not sure this is the most effective approach but a least it's one. Might be fun if it boosts visibility on Mark Levin's own twitter lol. Please like if you are so inclined. That said if you use your real name there is evidence (See video in tweet)...

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    Created4

    Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul are holding up 9/11 victims fund

    Thread Starter: Created4

    Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul are holding up 9/11 victims fund Full article NY Post.

    Last Post By: vita3 Today, 08:17 PM Go to last post
    jct74

    Mark Levin Rips Into Rand Paul Over Iran

    Thread Starter: jct74

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/mark-levin-rips-into-rand-paul-over-iran/

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    PAF

    No More Wikileaks! Intelligence Authorization Bill Criminalizes Whistleblowers And Reporters

    Thread Starter: PAF

    tuesday july 23, 2019 This year's Intelligence Authorization bill contains language drafted by the CIA itself designed to make it a criminal act to reveal the name of undercover agents whether stationed overseas or at home, whether working or retired. The measure is designed - in the CIA's own words - to prevent the kind of transparency that was provided by Wikileaks. It is a war on the free...

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    timosman

    Rand Paul angles to become Trump's emissary to Iran

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/17/rand-paul-iran-talks-donald-trump-1418075

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    Swordsmyth

    POTUS to pursue an aggressive executive crackdown on immigration

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    The White House is exploring all executive authorities in existing law that will allow an aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration and legal immigration fraud, senior adviser to the president Stephen Miller told The Daily Caller in an exclusive telephone interview. “There’s going to be an aggressive effort to utilize every existing authority in statute,” Miller announced, explaining that...

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    Swordsmyth

    Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed a draft peace deal setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States' longest war.The details of the draft were given to Reuters by Taliban sources at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar aimed at ending the war, more...

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    Swordsmyth

    Somalis flooding into neighborhoods suddenly and trying to intimidate Minnesotans with threats

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    Zippyjuan

    Trump: I could win Afghanistan war 'in a week'

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/22/trump-afghanistan-war-1425692 He has had two and a half years so far to do it. More at link.

    Last Post By: cruzrulez Today, 09:08 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    On Regulation, Trump Exceeds His Campaign Promises

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Candidate Donald Trump famously promised to get rid of two federal regulations for every new one. With 2 1/2 years in office under his belt, he has vastly exceeded that standard. Paul Bedard reports: It was an odd, geeky campaign promise for a populist presidential candidate to make. But when Donald Trump in 2016 pledged to kill two Obama-era regulations for every new one, crowds went wild....

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    Swordsmyth

    Trump’s ‘Family First’ Law Is About To Deal A Blow To The Government Child Removal Racket

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    President Donald Trump’s plan to protect children from government removal is about to go forward, on the heels of a State Department report that found foster care a top breeding ground for human trafficking. Trump’s “Family First Prevention Services Act” will become active on October 1 of this year, after Trump quietly signed it into law as an attachment to a short-term budget bill in...

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    Swordsmyth

    FBI Rocked By Public Suicide of TOP FBI Agent Who Investigated Clinton Foundation

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    FBI agents are mourning the death of one of the Bureau’s top financial crimes supervisors who reportedly shot and killed himself on a crowded nite-club dance floor, according to top FBI insiders. Salvatore “Sal” Cincinelli, a former Wall Street broker who joined the FBI in 2010, died last week during a night out after an FBI training session, sources said. Cincinelli was one a...

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    Zippyjuan

    Trump claimed Article 2 of the Constitution gives him the right to do 'whatever I want as pres

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    The executive branch is to execute the laws. The power of creating laws falls to the legislative branch. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-falsely-says-constitution-gives-him-unlimited-power-president-2019-7 Article 2 says: https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii

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    Anti Federalist

    As rats overrun California cities, state moves to ban powerful pest-killers

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    And now, rat poisons that don't kill... As rats overrun California cities, state moves to ban powerful pest-killers https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article232687952.html BY RYAN SABALOW AND PHILLIP REESE

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 08:25 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    BOOM: Jeffrey Epstein Arrested For Sex Trafficking Minors

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested for sex trafficking minors, marking another major step forward in law enforcement’s recent push to bust elite pedophile rings. (READ: ‘CRIME BOSS’: The Story of The NXIVM Cult’s Links To Clinton, Schumer, and Gillibrand). The Daily Beast reports: Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and...

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    Swordsmyth

    Oil Plunges As Iran Conflict Cools

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Oil prices sank on Tuesday after President Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo struck a softer tone on Iran. The market acted swiftly, selling off crude oil. The comments come a day after Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif spoke with NBC News, where he seemed to crack open the door to negotiations of some sort. When asked what it would take to get Iran to the bargaining table,...

    Last Post By: Stratovarious Today, 07:38 PM Go to last post
    Working Poor

    How Legal Marijuna is Helping the Black Market

    Thread Starter: Working Poor

    This article touches on how over regulation and red tape helps the Black Market. To me there is still no real legalization of marijuana. It should be cheaper than the black market prices IMO this market is being fiercely manipulated and still favors the black market.

    Last Post By: dannno Today, 04:15 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Delivery Apps Like DoorDash Are Using Your Tips To Pay Workers' Wages

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/07/22/2244203/delivery-apps-like-doordash-are-using-your-tips-to-pay-workers-wages But its legal so it must also be moral because the moral busibodies have outlawed everything immoral now, right?

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    Swordsmyth

    Iran Central Bank Makes Bitcoin Trading Illegal

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Buying and selling cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is illegal in Iran, a senior government official declared, according to a report by local news agency Tasnim News on July 8. Nasser Hakimi, deputy governor for new technologies at the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), said that bitcoin trading is not legal in the country, citing a related prohibition by a local anti-money laundering (AML) authority,...

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    Brian4Liberty

    Global currency? Everything you need to know about Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Everything you need to know about Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency The social network is a founding member of a consortium that's designing a global digital coin. BY ANDREW MORSE - JUNE 18, 2019

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    timosman

    Foreign purchases of American homes plunge 36% as Chinese buyers flee the market

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/17/foreign-purchases-of-american-homes-plunge-36percent-as-chinese-buyers-flee.html

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    Swordsmyth

    Living Near Livestock a Major Help for Baby’s Immune System

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Getting up close — and a little dirty — with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria. Scientists from The Ohio State University found that bacteria and other microbes from rural Amish babies was far more diverse — in a beneficial way — than what was found in...

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    Danke

    It is gonna be a cold winter.

    Thread Starter: Danke

    This fall the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief Oyarde if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he’d never learned the old tribal secrets. He couldn’t look at the sky to predict what the winter was going to be like. "It's going to be a very cold winter." So just to be on the safe side, Oyarde told his tribe that the...

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    donnay

    MIT: A Nation Where Half of the Children Become Autistic?

    Thread Starter: donnay

    https://healthandmoneynews.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/a-nation-where-half-of-the-children-become-autistic/

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 05:47 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Doctors Reverse Decades Old Aspirin Recommendation: Deadly Risks Outweigh Benefits for Heart D

    Thread Starter: donnay

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/doctors-reverse-decades-old-aspirin-recommendation-deadly-risks-outweigh-benefits?utm_source=Daily+Greenmedinfo.com+Email+List&utm_campaign=f7bec5a767-aspirin_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_193c8492fb-f7bec5a767-87947485&ct=t(aspirin_COPY_01)&mc_cid=f7bec5a767&mc_eid=5f1eccb096

    Last Post By: donnay Today, 09:28 AM Go to last post
    Working Poor

    Cockroaches Good Survival Food

    Thread Starter: Working Poor

    I don't like using poison in my home. I can tell when I enter into a home or business that has recently been sprayed. I feel terrible when I am exposed to it. Anyway I have mostly relied on my wasp and their cousins to help with roach control. However, somehow or, another I have become infested with roaches. The wasp and their cousins seem to be falling down on the job they may have contacted...

    Last Post By: Working Poor Today, 09:05 AM Go to last post
    Zippyjuan

    Opioid crisis: US drug overdose deaths drop by 5.1%

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49026223 That is enough for 230 pills for every man, woman, and child in the US.

    Last Post By: Occam's Banana Yesterday, 09:48 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Study: Transgender Hormone Treatments Lower IQ

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    A study monitoring the cognitive effects of sex hormones on an 11-year-old child showed significant decrease in IQ points after hormone disruptors were administered. Published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience medical journal in November 2017, the study observed the 11-year-old, who was born a boy, before and after hormone suppressors “to review the effects of puberty suppression on the...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth 07-21-2019, 05:15 PM Go to last post
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    timosman

    A libertarian rethinks immigration

    Thread Starter: timosman

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8342

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 08:12 PM Go to last post
    heavenlyboy34

    This day in history: a day that will live in infamy

    Thread Starter: heavenlyboy34

    On this day, July 17 of 1918, Tsar Nikolai II of Russia and his family were brutally murdered in the basement of Ipatiev House by Bolshevik scum, putting an end to the Romanov lineage and ushering in an era of terror and violence theretofore unseen. May their memory be eternal. :( #deathtocommunism

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 Yesterday, 08:13 PM Go to last post
    Proph

    Already Anarchy!

    Thread Starter: Proph

    I sent this to Being Libertarian, but they take too long to publish -- if they ever decide to publish this at all. I'm posting this here, though -- sans formatting -- because I think it's important and needs to be said/heard/seen: Also, there's no need to wait with the internet!

    Last Post By: Proph Yesterday, 10:33 AM Go to last post
    timosman

    Has DNC been taken over by the Church of Scientology?

    Thread Starter: timosman

    A lot of cultish behavior. Demands to shed earthly possessions and transfer the proceeds to them ... :confused:

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth 07-21-2019, 05:21 PM Go to last post
    timosman

    The problem with the left.

    Thread Starter: timosman

    They tell US citizens they are no better than the rest of the world while plenty of evidence to the contrary is available. :tears:

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth 07-21-2019, 01:12 AM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    A new system of government

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    TER What I am going to propose here is meant for a Federation like the US, I would make some changes to it for a single nation or at the state level. ALL power with the exception of a few powers that need to be limited should be vested in a Steward who is basically an elected monarch who can be removed by the Electoral College or impeached for crimes by Congress. The Steward's term...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth 07-20-2019, 11:29 PM Go to last post
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