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    by Published on 01-08-2020 06:05 PM

    Sen. Mike Lee on Iran Briefing: "That was insulting."

    GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped the administration over a closed-door briefing on Iran on Wednesday, announcing they will now support a resolution reining in President Trump's military powers.

    Lee, speaking to reporters after a roughly hour-long closed-door meeting with administration officials, characterized it as "the worst briefing I've seen, at least on a military issue.”

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, CIA Director Gina Haspel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley were dispatched to brief both the House and Senate on Wednesday amid days of concerns from lawmakers that Trump was on a path to war with Iran, which ...
    by Published on 09-30-2019 07:10 PM

    Impeachment…or CIA Coup?
    By Ron Paul - September 30, 2019

    You don’t need to be a supporter of President Trump to be concerned about the efforts to remove him from office. Last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment proceedings against the President over a phone call made to the President of Ukraine. According to the White House record of the call, the President asked his Ukrainian counterpart to look into whether there is any evidence of Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election and then mentioned that a lot of people were talking about how former US Vice President Joe Biden stopped the prosecution of his son who was under investigation for corruption in Ukraine.

    Democrats, who spent more than two years convinced that “Russiagate” would enable
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    by Published on 08-13-2019 11:00 AM

    ‘Red Flag’ Laws Are the Wrong Solution to Mass Shootings
    Thomas Massie - August 12, 2019

    They haven’t reduced crimes, and the potential for misuse is great

    Everyone is sick of mass public shootings in the United States. Enough is enough. Everyone, including us, is incredibly frustrated.

    But let’s do something that doesn’t make the problem worse.

    With President Trump’s endorsement, Senate Republicans are moving forward with one law that they hope will help — a so-called “red-flag” law, advancing on the federal level what are known as “extreme risk protection orders.” Ohio’s governor also came out and endorsed such a law for his state after the attack.

    Depending upon the state, anyone from a family member, intimate
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    by Published on 02-20-2019 04:30 PM

    Wow. Unanimous. Pretty solid win.

    States are bound by the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against excessive fines and fees when they seek to seize property or other assets from individuals charged or convicted of a crime, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday.

    It's a decision that hands a major victory to critics of civil asset forfeiture, and it opens another avenue to legal challenges against that widely used (and often abused) practice by which states and local governments can seize cars, cash, homes, and pretty much anything else that is suspected of being used to commit a crime.

    The case before the Supreme Court, Timbs v. Indiana, involved the seizure of a $42,000 Land Rover SUV from Tyson Timbs, who was arrested in 2015 for
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    by Published on 08-03-2018 01:00 PM

    I worked two years for Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and witnessed a man who is principled and a fighter. That is why it angers me to see some accusing him of running away from his core beliefs because he announced his support for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sen. Paul had expressed reservations because of Kavanaugh’s limited view of the Fourth Amendment yet agreed to support after meeting with the nominee.

    Most of the attacks are coming from individuals who never liked Senator Paul’s brand of libertarian-ish Republicanism. These know-it-all opinion writers also distain the likes of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), because they are fighting against the establishment of both parties in
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    by Published on 12-16-2017 12:45 PM

    Guess the old adage "Can't spend what you ain't got, can't lose what you never had" doesn't apply here....

    Has Our Government Spent $21 Trillion Of Our Money Without Telling Us?

    I am co-authoring this column with Mark Skidmore, a Professor of Economics at Michigan State University.

    “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, The US Constitution

    On July 26, 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report “Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported”. The report indicates
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    by Published on 09-05-2017 12:41 PM

    Ahead of Hurricane Irma the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Island has activated the National Guard to seize arms, ammunition, explosives and incendiary devices.

    U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

    Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.

    Mapp issued an emergency declaration Tuesday and mobilized National Guard units to prepare for the massive storm.
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/05/vi...urricane-irma/
    by Published on 03-20-2017 04:30 PM

    NEW YORK — In a stunning lawsuit seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil.
    The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi officials who are said to have aided some of the hijackers before the attacks.

    Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals and three of them had previously worked for the kingdom.

    The document details how officials from Saudi embassies supported hijackers Salem al-Hazmi and Khalid Al-Mihdhar 18 months before 9/11.

    The officials allegedly helped them find apartments, learn English and obtain credit cards and cash. The documents state
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    by Published on 03-19-2017 12:00 PM

    Thanks Rand! Civil Asset forfeiture needs to be addressed...

    “The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime,” Paul’s statement read. “The FAIR Act will protect Americans’ Fifth Amendment rights from being infringed upon by ensuring that government agencies no longer profit from taking the property of U.S. citizens without due process.”
    http://rare.us/rare-politics/populis...aw-in-decades/
    by Published on 03-17-2017 07:23 PM

    A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate would require state courts to fully inform jurors of their right to use discretion when rendering verdicts in felony trials.


    Sen. Kim Thatcher (R – Keizer) introduced Senate Bill 924 (SB924) on March 2. The legislation would require the court to instruct the jury before the beginning of deliberations in all felony cases using the following language.

    “As jurors, if you feel that a conviction would not be a fair or just result in this case, it is within your power to find the defendant not guilty even if you find that the state has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”

    Failure to provide the instruction would result in a mistrial.
    http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com...inform-juries/
    by Published on 11-09-2016 05:42 PM

    By Ron Paul
    Wed November 9, 2016

    (CNN) — "Populism" was one of the big buzzwords of this election cycle. It was largely attached to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, with both candidates referred to as "populists" despite having distinctly different political philosophies. Still, they both used the approach -- with success -- to tap into the deep dissatisfaction of the average American voter. For Donald Trump, populism has paid off well: In a shock to the political establishment, Trump has ridden populism straight to the White House. But we must understand what populism is really all about.

    Populism has traditionally been understood to include trade protectionism, low interest rates, and government welfare to the poor and middle classes. The philosophy is meant to appeal to the common person, as opposed to establishment elites. Populism has historically seen a revival when economic conditions have deteriorated for the average person while the elites continue to prosper.

    Demagogues rush to use the dreadful economic conditions to their political advantage. However, the solutions offered by so many opportunistic politicians aren't really solutions at all. The proposals are always laced with promises that government will "do something" to fix the problem.

    Unfortunately, most people still fail to understand that the economic pain they are suffering is the government's doing in the first place. Government monetary, economic and trade policies lie at the root of the problem. The lack of a free market, sound money and genuine private property rights inhibit the return of economic prosperity. This widespread lack of understanding leads those who fall for the siren song of populism down a road of perpetual disappointment.

    more:
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/09/opinio...aul/index.html
    by Published on 11-06-2016 03:05 PM

    Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for his long-time friend, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    McAuliffe sought to allow all of Virginia’s estimated 200,000 felons to vote, but state courts said each individual felon’s circumstances must be weighed. To get around that, McAuliffe used a mechanical autopen to rapidly sign thousands of letters, as if he had personally reviewed them, even as his office was saying the total was 13,000.

    Now, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned that McAuliffe — who managed Clinton’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign — churned out five times as many letters before the registration deadline than publicly claimed.

    Virginia’s recent political history has seen multiple races that were decided by tiny margins. The 2014 U.S. Senate race, for example, was decided by only 17,000 votes, while the attorney general’s race came down to a mere 165 votes.

    McAuliffe is a close friend of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton, even personally guaranteeing a loan for the purchase of their Chappaqua, New York, mansion in 1999. He also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee where he was a prodigious fund raiser.

    The Virginia chief executive claimed to have “no idea” how felons would vote and said he had never thought about it, even though their Democratic leanings are well-known. Clinton’s staff emailed him after the 200,000-voters move to call it a “great announcement” and set up a call about it.

    McAuliffe also did a major favor for the wife of a senior FBI executive who was running for a Virginia legislative seat at the same time the bureau was investigating Clinton’s use of private email addresses and a home-brew server to conduct the official diplomatic business of the U.S.
    ...
    Those who received McAuliffe’s letter also got voter registration forms with pre-paid return postage. No others in Virginia received such a service.
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    More: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/06/ex...wing-election/
    by Published on 05-05-2016 02:43 PM

    Electronic cigarettes and premium cigars will now be regulated the same way as tobacco cigarettes and regular cigars, according to a new federal rule issued on Thursday.

    Under the rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have to approve all tobacco products not currently regulated that hit stores after February 2007. The e-cigarette industry was virtually non-existent before then.

    Premium, hand-rolled cigars would also be included in the new regulation.This final rule also prohibits the sale of "covered tobacco products" to individuals under the age of 18 and requires the display of health warnings on cigarette tobacco, roll-your own tobacco, and covered tobacco product packages and in advertisements.

    The Tobacco Control Act of
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    Deborah K

    If we could buy 1000 acres or more, who would join us?

    Thread Starter: Deborah K

    I wrote a thread the other day asking for your top 10 states in which to live: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?421667-Please-rank-the-top-10-states-in-which-to-live I did it because Mark and I have pretty much decided we can't live in Cali anymore, so we're going to move as many of our family members as want to leave, to another state. Our efforts here have run their course, Cali...

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    Occam's Banana

    Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny

    Thread Starter: Occam's Banana

    h/t LewRockwell.com: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/06/john-w-whitehead/escaping-the-matrix/ Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/slave_or_rebel_ten_principles_for_escaping_the_matrix_and_standing_up_1 John W. Whitehead (08 June 2015) “Until they become conscious,...

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    Theocrat

    Time For a Massi(v)e "Moneybomb"

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    Cap

    Distraction? Trump Sends Warships To Venezuela

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    AngryCanadian

    Joe Biden Calls For Green Deal to increase economic growth.

    Thread Starter: AngryCanadian

    Liberal voters and supporters would be very stupid if they honestly believe that Biden's Green Deal would increase economic growth! a green deal would end thousands of thousands jobs in America alone. A green deal would end coal and other neutral resources based jobs which creates heat during winter. But of course liberals dont seem to care. They think solar and wind power would be enough...

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    Anti Federalist

    Why is nobody raising hell about the invasive census?

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    10 years ago we had all manner of threads going on this subject. This time...crickets. I've done the same thing I did ten years ago. Stapled a letter to their massive multi page form stating: REDACTED number of people live at this residence. That is all you are constitutionally permitted to require from me.

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    Warlord

    Joe Rogan: "I think I'll probably vote for Bernie"

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    1220445820505546755 https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1220445820505546755

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    Stanleybolten

    Alex Jones makes unprecedented comments attacking Qanon, calling them basically a Terrorist Or

    Thread Starter: Stanleybolten

    Alex Jones makes unprecedented comments attacking Qanon/Alliance, calling them basically a Terrorist Organization with his comments https://justiceforuswgo.wordpress.com/2020/04/05/alex-jones-makes-unprecedented-comments-attacking-qanon-alliance-calling-them-basically-a-terrorist-organization-with-his-comments/ by Laurie Azgard

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    Pauls' Revere

    USPS Bankrupt by June?

    Thread Starter: Pauls' Revere

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/us-postal-service-could-shut-down-by-june-lawmakers-warn/ar-BB128O5w?ocid=msedgntp The lawmakers said USPS, which is a quasi-governmental agency that relies on fees rather than taxes, may be forced to shutter as early as June, less than three months from now. They noted that postal workers delivered more than a billion shipments of prescription drugs...

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    enhanced_deficit

    Stabbing attack on Asian family deemed coronavirus hate crime, FBI says

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    https://q107.com/news/6769462/asian-family-attacked-coronavirus-hate-crime/ Un-Related Trump's use of the term 'Chinese Virus' for coronavirus hurts Asian Americans, says expert https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/489464-trumps-use-of-the-term-chinese-virus-for

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    Warlord

    H-1B Visa Alert (85,000 on the way!)

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    More: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/27/donald-trump-dhs-starts-to-import-85000-h-1b-graduate-gig-workers/

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    Anti Federalist

    No institution has failed the public worse than the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    No institution has failed the public worse than the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-institution-has-failed-the-public-worse-than-the-news-media-during-the-covid-19-pandemic?utm_source=whatfinger by Becket Adams | April 02, 2020 08:49 AM No institution has failed the public worse during the COVID-19 pandemic than the news media. It...

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    Warlord

    The Cult of Trump

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    I saw this snippet from the LP in an article about Thomas Massie. I thought it was worth sharing as I think he echoes what many on here feel. https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/02/thomas-massie-example-why-gop-officials-fear-president-trump/2932918001/

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    AngryCanadian

    The Trump Presidency Is Over

    Thread Starter: AngryCanadian

    Somehow they are using this crisis agaisnt Trump and his admin. Read carefully in the article. This writer still whines that Hillary didn't win. still goes to say that Hillary admin would have done a problary better job. The Trump Presidency Is Over

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    Madison320

    Are these shortages the result of price inflation?

    Thread Starter: Madison320

    I'm wondering if the shortages we are experiencing are the beginnings of massive price inflation. Since businesses are not allowed to raise prices to market level due to price gouging laws I have a feeling we may be seeing the beginning of price inflation for consumer goods. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/coronavirus-price-gouging-hand-sanitizer-masks-wipes.html ...

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    Krugminator2

    Nation’s biggest department stores could run out of funds in a month: Goldman Sachs

    Thread Starter: Krugminator2

    This seems kind of problematic. https://therealdeal.com/2020/04/03/nations-biggest-department-stores-could-run-out-of-funds-in-a-month-goldman-sachs/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I feel like people saying the economy should stay shut down for a month have no idea the tidal wave that could be coming. I found this from JP Morgan study of small business in 2016 ...

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    mustang19

    Gold will be stupidly worthless in a hyperinflation scenario

    Thread Starter: mustang19

    The gold supply has increased enormously since 1776. In a peak oil social collapse there might be 1 million people surviving and 1000 tons of gold. If gold is 1% of the economy like it always has been then your annual income will be a ton of gold. Gold would be extremely abundant in a social collapse scenario, the gold morons will die and people who buy things that are practical/useful wont.

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    oyarde

    Domino's gets no 1st qtr corona boost

    Thread Starter: oyarde

    dominos first quarter same store sales growth up only 1.6 percent . Dismal for a 325.00 stock that should be seeing huge increases in sales of carryout pizzas . Lowest increase since 2011. What does this show us ? The Nasdaq is still full of overvalued stocks .

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    r3volution 3.0

    QE4 Started & Nobody Noticed

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    The Fed has printed $326 billion since September 11, 2019. This amounts to a monthly increase of $108 billion. For comparison, QE3 at its height was 'only' $85 billion per month. There are two components to this new QE: repo operations (essentially lending against collateral, like the ECB does) and outright asset purchases (like the Fed did during previous QE rounds). Three months ago,...

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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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    Brian4Liberty

    Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of False Memories

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of False Memories

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    LexEtLibertas

    Societal Sadomasochism

    Thread Starter: LexEtLibertas

    *The* great age-old social problem that has faced mankind, and still very much does, is that most people do not love themselves, but instead actually hate themselves. Human beings tend to be extreme gluttons for punishment. This can unmistakably be seen in the extreme systems of mass-horror that humans continuously construct for themselves. It's not as if we don't have essentially the entirety of...

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    mustang19

    Libertopia is just the welfare state

    Thread Starter: mustang19

    A lot of regulations are just Natural Law. For example traffic tickets and pollution regs are some type of pointed gun problem, bankruptcy law is a defense against creditor harrassment, insider trading is fraud because when you buy a stock you are assuming the company wont just shill it, discrimination is a damage against shareholders because the company is supposed to hire on skill and not...

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    PAF

    This Could Be Our Opportunity

    Thread Starter: PAF

    I will first say that the socialists are up front with their positions and very, very vocal - they have organization down to a science. Since Trump got elected, I got sick and tired of people spouting how great a president he was/is. Trump loves his country, and wants to MAGA, is all I heard, even after presenting his On the Record sheet. To the point that people put him so high up on a...

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