• phill4paul

    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
    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.
    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
    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.”
    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.
    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.

    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.
    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
    by Published on 12-19-2015 12:25 PM

    I'm just gonna start this thread. I don't have the many skills that other members do when it comes to graphic memes or short video creations.

    I'm just humbly asking that some might be interested in stepping up.

    Rand is pushing an Audit the Fed bill.

    How many people do you know that actually understands what his means?

    So here I'd like to create some objectives and some out come.

    What can we do to saturate social media with the reason WHY the Fed needs auditing.

    I'd propose that for the next week we hash out definitions and strategy. Next week those that have the skills to create memes, twitters and videos do there stuff. And then we role it out.

    Just an open forum discussion on the viability or need tonight. Thoughts?
    by Published on 07-24-2015 02:25 PM

    The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat.

    Soldiers should avoid anyone standing outside the recruiting centers attempting to offer protection and report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, according to a U.S. Army Recruiting Command policy letter issued Monday.
    “I’m sure the citizens mean well, but we cannot assume this in every case and we do not want to advocate this behavior,” according to the Army Command Operations Center-Security Division letter, which was authenticated by the service.

    Recruiters were ordered not to interact or acknowledge the armed civilians, who have been
    by Published on 07-07-2015 03:30 PM

    A western Michigan woman heads to court Tuesday after being arrested for failing to renew her dog’s license.

    Becky Rehr says she drove to the Kalamazoo County sheriff’s office June 23 to prove that she’s recently renewed the license for the family’s 11-year-old dog, Dexter. Rehr’s 14-year-old daughter waited in the car as her mother was arrested, fingerprinted and held for three hours, The Kalamazoo Gazette said.

    “They frisked me and put me in this intake cell with all these inmates in orange jumpsuits,” Rehr said. “I was pretty nervous.”

    Failure to license a dog is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and $100 fine.

    County animal control Director Steve Lawrence said his office gave the 47-year-old Cooper Township woman numerous phone,
    by Published on 07-07-2015 02:25 PM

    A SMALL private firm in the US has developed a surveillance system of Orwellian proportions that could very well be the future of big brother.

    Thirty kilometres above a chosen city, a plane hangs out of sight of the thousands of people scurrying below — continuously circling the metropolis underneath. Every second, the plane takes a photo of the entire city and all the happenings within a 64sq km radius. The images are beamed down to a control centre where they create what is akin to a real-time Google map of everything taking place.

    When a crime occurs, teams of analysts simply scroll back in time to the scene of the incident and identify those involved. From that point, they can follow the target by clicking forward through the images to the present moment and
    by Published on 06-18-2015 07:40 AM

    A Huntsville man joined the military to fight for our rights, but now he says his own rights are being threatened.

    SLIDESHOW: Couple's 'off the grid' home

    A veteran and his girlfriend said their home was deemed 'unsafe' by city officials because they choose to live by self-sufficient means.MORE
    Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend Soraya Hamar are currently living within city limits but without city utilities.

    Huntsville officials said that's not allowed. The city filed a lawsuit against Truitt and Hamar, calling their self-sufficient lifestyle unsafe.

    The couple says they'd rather be arrested than leave their land.

    "We live out here off the grid, 100 percent self-sustaining,"
    by Published on 04-18-2015 07:40 AM

    The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes – and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American patriots – has just been dinged by a judge who ruled the provision doesn’t apply to police.

    In essence, that means police on official business could claim the legal right to bust into a private citizen’s home and occupy it.

    The determination from federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon was rendered when he dismissed a Third Amendment claim from a Henderson, Nevada, family who suffered that very fate.

    Anthony Mitchell and his parents Michael and Linda Mitchell sued the City of Henderson and several police agents in federal court for a July 2011 incident they described in court
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    Pope making his claim to be rightful ruler of the world

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    Pope on verge of launching a GLOBAL "Night of the Long Knives"

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    Freedom has no hope...

    Thread Starter: osan

    Unless one of two things occur: The "movement" becomes sufficiently organized, or A "reset event" occurs. Addressing point the second, firstly: If worldwide plague, a large meteor strike, Jesus popping back in from wherever, aliens landing on the South Lawn, or something similar occurs, the utter disruption of the status quo would open the door to freedom enough such that if enough...

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    Is slavery any less despicable, even if by choice? I had an epiphany last night. My username on here is truly a good example of how I, and millions of others mind you, feel in this day and age. I argue that this is not by choice, but by threat of violence. Here is what I see: 1. We are as free as our government masters, down to the petty tyrant at the DMV, allow us. Test my assertion...

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    What's up with Ben Swann lately? (UPDATE: website & social media accounts deleted)

    Thread Starter: scm

    He was on such a roll. But seemed very quiet this election cycle. He went back to FOX, but His truth in media site hardly gets updated anymore. I feel he and a few other "investigative journalists" had their backs turned as the other team was scoring touchdowns this election cycle. He and someone like Jon Stewart could of changed this election. In 2012, they brought up a lot about the "other...

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    Rand Paul upcoming guest on State of the Union 3/18/18

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    Rand Paul upcoming guest on Face the Nation 3/18/18

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    Rand Opposes Pompeo and Haspel

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    National debt hits $21 trillion

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    I thought debt would decrease under GOP cut-spending/small gummit regime: Saturday, March 17, 2018 National debt hits $21 trillion Federal borrowing has been on the rise again since February, when Congress passed legislation to suspend the debt ceiling. (Mark...

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    Sessions Fires FBI’s Disgraced Andrew McCabe Before He Can Officially Retire

    Thread Starter: goldenequity

    Sessions Poised to Fire FBI’s Disgraced Andrew McCabe Before He Can Officially Retire https://truepundit.com/sessions-poised-fire-fbis-disgraced-andrew-mccabe-can-officially-retire/ NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/us/politics/andrew-mccabe-fbi-firing-recommendation-justice-department.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur Mr. Sessions is the final arbiter of Mr. McCabe’s dismissal,...

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    Chatter that Mueller could be fired or a war escalated week of March 25th seems incredible

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Such chatter may have been sparked by comments of some media hosts but seems mostly speculative and without a credible basis. There is also almost certain chance of a bipartisan Congressional revolt in the unlikely case that such conspiratorial "distraction" news scenarios actually became reality. Granted White House would prefer not to see March 25th CBS 60 minutes interview of Stormy...

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    What Is The Current US Policy In Syria?

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    A half of a million people have died. ...why? ...for what purpose? I create this thread so that Trump surrogates can make their case. Go

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    L.A.'s Massive Homeless Problem

    Thread Starter: Marenco

    For more: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-homelessness-impact-on-others-20180301-htmlstory.html

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    Bail Bondsman Shoots Client in the Back, Aquitted Of Murder

    Thread Starter: angelatc

    Here's the scene. The bail bondsman called the client into the office under the pretense of buying his car for her 17 year old son. The kid is in the office as part of the ruse. Her intent is to send him back to jail. He is exiting through the window, because she was blocking the door. How / why was she aquitted, you might ask? Turns out the jury didn't have any option except to...

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    Fraud Upon the FISA Court Confirmed

    Thread Starter: goldenequity

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    79 Cloture Votes Used Against Trump Nominees Compared to 17 in Past 4 Administrations Combined

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short complained of Senate Democrats’ obstruction of President Donald Trump’s nominees, saying at this rate, it will take 11 and a half years for his nominees to be given an up-or-down vote. In the last four administrations combined, the Senate held 17 cloture votes of presidential nominees compared to the 79 cloture vote in the first 14...

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    Anti Federalist

    “You’re the ones being exterminated by a lack of liberty”

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    The State of Jefferson in the news again. In California's rural, conservative north, there are big dreams for cleaving the state http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-state-of-jefferson-activists-20180317-htmlstory.html By Hailey Branson-Potts Mar 17, 2018 | 5:00 AM | Anderson, Calif. In California's rural, conservative north, there are big dreams for cleaving the state

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    Is The U.S. Economy Really Growing? (Spoiler Alert: No!)

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-16/us-economy-really-growing Full article on link. --- Everything is awesome!

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    Bitcoin Cracks $5000

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    Watch the debt rise over the next few months.

    Thread Starter: Madison320

    I'm curious to see how fast the debt rises over the next few months before we hit the next debt ceiling. We normally borrow a trillion a year, so that would put us at about 20.9 trillion by year's end, plus we got hit by 3 hurricanes. The debt is only at 20.2 so we'd have to borrow another 800 billion or so before the end of the year to catch up. Although my guess is they can't borrow that much...

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    Toys R Us To Close All 800 of Its US Stores

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/03/14/237248/toys-r-us-to-close-all-800-of-its-us-stores Everything is awesome! Its okay tho since you can just go to Amazon and get all the same $#@!! Screw Toys Were Us, they had a bad business model! Its their own fault and the economy is STRONG! Jesus, I keep talking like that, I will probably deserve some negative rep!

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    It's Just Starting: Moody's Warns A Deluge Of Retail Bankruptcies Is Coming

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-15/its-just-starting-moodys-warns-deluge-retail-bankruptcies-coming Full article and references on link at top.

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    Will The Banksters Try and Take Out Bitcoin

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    Study: America is on a binge - Excessive drinking claims 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    This study sends bit different message than the one in news few days ago that covered longevity promoting effects. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/america-binge-175-billion-drinks-worth-study/story?id=53795860

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    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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    Anti Federalist

    Drinking alcohol key to living past 90

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Drinking alcohol key to living past 90 http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/drinking-alcohol-key-living-90-article-1.3829634 Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:07 PM Cheers to life — seriously. When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.

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    Did George Washington Predict Donald Trump?

    Thread Starter: timosman


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    Time is here.

    Thread Starter: osan

    As I read and see and hear the rhetoric of those we may conversationally label as "the left", it becomes clearer with each passing day that America is nigh upon what may be its most critical nexus to date, one possible result standing to see the dismantling of the last hope for humanity to escape global, technologically-enabled servitude of a nature and completeness never before experienced. ...

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    Has Western Civilization Already Ended?

    Thread Starter: Raginfridus

    Provincial life continued much as it had in districts like Cornwall. Frontier villas remained profitable for a time, commerce didn't just disappear when Odoacer took Rome in the 400s. Even after violence done upon them, by man or by nature, civilization doesn't need to just stop either - it can continue - but at some time Western Roman civilization collapsed. As a rule, we don't just point to...

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    My Lai Massacre 50 Year Anniversary

    Thread Starter: AZJoe

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    Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty?

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    The Rebel Poet

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    Thread Starter: The Rebel Poet

    If you don't like tariffs, how should a government, state, or voluntary political association be funded?

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