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    by Published on 12-26-2013 10:20 PM

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...-guts-sheriff/

    When budget woes reduced the sheriff's department in one rural Oregon county to a bare-bones force, residents decided to take matters into their own hands -- creating armed patrol groups in defiance of local officials.

    Their decision has raised safety concerns with the county government, which would prefer residents instead hike their own taxes to fund the hiring of trained deputies. But despite the risks, the move stands as a unique, some would say innovative, response to one of the country's most severe local budget crunches.

    The government in Josephine County, where nearly 70 percent of the land is owned by the U.S. government, had long relied on federal timber subsidies to pay the bills. When the feds terminated the funds, county officials scrambled to pass a May 2012 tax levy to make up a nearly $7.5 million budget shortfall.

    However, the county's residents voted against the levy, and as a result the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was gutted. The major crimes unit closed, dozens of prisoners were released from the county jail and the department reduced operations to Monday-Friday, eight hours a day.

    The Sheriff’s Office then issued a press release announcing their deputies would only be responding to what they deemed “life-threatening situations.”

    Ken Selig -- who was the longest-serving law enforcement officer in all three local agencies when he was forced to retire from the department due to cuts -- told FoxNews.com he found the sheriff’s declaration unacceptable. And he felt compelled to guard his community’s vulnerable members.
  • Activism News & Discussion

    Brett85

    Would you support me if I decided to run for political office?

    Thread Starter: Brett85

    I'm just posting a poll to try to gauge people's support if I were to run for state representative. I live in Kansas where they just passed a massive 1.2 billion tax increase. My representative is a liberal Republican who voted for that tax increase. He and all of the other big government Republicans in Kansas need to be replaced in the next election. I know that in the past people on this...

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    Matt Collins

    Mises vs Cato Facebook fight

    Thread Starter: Matt Collins

    Apparently there is a fight going around Facebook yesterday about Cato vs Mises. My thoughts:

    Last Post By: angelatc Yesterday, 11:20 AM Go to last post
    helmuth_hubener

    Why does libertarianism feel so 20th century?

    Thread Starter: helmuth_hubener

    Why does libertarianism feel so 20th century? Imagine you are defending a castle. When the north wall gets assaulted, you defend the north wall. When the east wall gets assaulted, you defend the east wall. It is not that you changed your opinion or priorities. It is not your choice to make. Your actions are reactive: you defend whatever your opponent chooses to attack. You have little choice....

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  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    AuH20

    Ron Paul talks Trump & Globalism with Alex Jones

    Thread Starter: AuH20

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    goldenequity

    Yemen famine caused by US weapons: Senator Rand Paul

    Thread Starter: goldenequity

    Yemen famine caused by US weapons: Senator Rand Paul https://cdn.almasdarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/su8cy_23rxe-696x392.jpg

    Last Post By: enhanced_deficit Yesterday, 09:24 AM Go to last post
    The One

    Ron Paul drinks Fiji water

    Thread Starter: The One

    I just saw RP on Cspan taking a swig from a bottle of Fiji water. That is my favorite bottled water also. I'm beginning to think there's nothing about this man I don't agree with. I'm sorry....I know this was pointless and silly. I'm laid up sick, and I'm a little bored right now.:D:D:D

    Last Post By: The One Yesterday, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  • 2016 Presidential Election

    katsung47

    Donald Trump is a false flag

    Thread Starter: katsung47

    Donald Trump is a candidate of the Feds.(1) (4/30/2016) I say so because in this campaign there is a lot of comedy show done by S.S.G.. Those rallies, either for trump or against him, have the purpose to raise his popularity. What is S.S.G.?

    Last Post By: katsung47 07-21-2017, 04:33 PM Go to last post
    James_Madison_Lives

    Confirmed: Hillary Committed Election Fraud to Beat Bernie Sanders

    Thread Starter: James_Madison_Lives

    "Democracy Lost: A Report on the Fatally Flawed 2016 Democratic Primaries" ElectionJusticeUSA.org – Your Vote. Your Voice. One of this report's authors is 100th president of the American Statistical Association, Fritz Scheuren, a professor at George Washington University. Key quotes:

    Last Post By: AZJoe 07-21-2017, 05:42 PM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics

    Swordsmyth

    Sen. Graham: If You Don't Support Keeping DREAMers, 'Don't Vote For Me'

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told voters who support deporting children covered under the DREAM Act that he didn't want their vote. "I'm excited about giving you a chance to live the rest of your life" in America, Graham said of DREAMers. "I embrace you, and I want you to succeed," he said, speaking at a press conference with Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.). "To the people who object to...

    Last Post By: RestorationOfLiberty Today, 08:52 PM Go to last post
    AZJoe

    Bill Kristol: 'We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul'

    Thread Starter: AZJoe

    Bill Kristol: 'We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul' http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2016/june/22/bill-kristol-we-beat-back-ron-paul-and-rand-paul/ Neoconservative by birth, Bill Kristol … at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco … "We beat back Ron Paul and Rand Paul," he said. Implying that they were nothing but a footnote in Republican history. …

    Last Post By: RestorationOfLiberty Today, 08:47 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Detroit Is Demolishing Homes With Federal Money Meant "To Save Them"

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Contrary to popular perception, not all of the money approved as part of the federal government’s emergency effort to save the American financial system in the fall of 2008 went to the big banks. Some of it – nearly $10 billion, all told – went to support the government’s “hardest hit” program, meant to help forestall foreclosures in 18 states. And unsurprisingly, nearly a decade after the...

    Last Post By: angelatc Today, 08:40 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Days after John McCain had a blood clot removed from his eye, on Wednesday afternoon his office announced that the Senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer. According to a statement from the office, the tumor was revealed after surgery to remove blood clot, adding that "scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of...

    Last Post By: UWDude Today, 08:26 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Five Weird Conspiracy Theories From CIA Director Mike Pompeo

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    In a tirade against Russia based news outlets RT and Sputnik, Donald Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted Russia for interfering not only in the 2016 US Presidential election but “the one before that and the one before that”. This would imply that Russia helped install Barack Obama in the White House even after his severely anti-Russian foreign policy became well known. More at:...

    Last Post By: AZJoe Today, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    'Largest medical fraud takedown in American history'

    Thread Starter: donnay

    'Largest medical fraud takedown in American history': More than 400 doctors, nurses and pharmacists are arrested for heathcare and opioid scams worth $1.3bn in false billing By Associated Press and Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com PUBLISHED: 16:10 EDT, 13 July 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that federal prosecutors have charged more than 400 people in taking part in...

    Last Post By: donnay Today, 06:34 PM Go to last post
    goldenequity

    US Weaponizing Oil Sanctions to Insurrect Venezuela

    Thread Starter: goldenequity

    Stimulate chaos. Crash economies. Promote suffering. Crash, Plunder and Control the aftermath. (close the CIA 'program' weapons ratline in Syria.. start a new one.. how bout Venezuela?) Trump Weaponizing Oil Sanctions to Insurrect Venezuela

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 05:29 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    California parents trying to control kids can lose custody

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    The state can take wayward children away from their parents even when they are doing their best to control their kids and the kids aren't delinquents, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Video at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-parents-trying-control-kids-191628505.html

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    specsaregood

    Kid Rock to run for Senate (MI)?

    Thread Starter: specsaregood

    885240249655468032 https://www.kidrockforsenate.com/ well that could be entertaining

    Last Post By: juleswin Today, 04:10 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer, Dies at 34

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer at The Wall Street Journal who was known for his richly reported pieces and influence on policy makers, was found dead Thursday evening at his home in Manhattan. He was 34 years old. The New York Police Department found Mr. Rago dead in his apartment at 7:40 p.m., according to a police official. The authorities went to check on Mr. Rago...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 03:33 PM Go to last post
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    Krugminator2

    Venezuela Is Starving

    Thread Starter: Krugminator2

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-is-starving-1493995317 Bernie Sanders' America

    Last Post By: Madison320 Today, 08:32 PM Go to last post
    basecommand

    RonPaulCoin on RonPaulForums

    Thread Starter: basecommand

    No one talking about RonPaulCoin on here? Anyone on here own any?

    Last Post By: basecommand Today, 08:07 PM Go to last post
    Smaulgld

    Fed Coin? Will Federal Reserve Adopt a Cryptocurrency?

    Thread Starter: Smaulgld

    Among the proposals is a recommendation to adopt FedCoin- a crypto currency issued by the Federal Reserve https://smaulgld.com/fed-faster-payments-fedcoin/

    Last Post By: oyarde Today, 12:31 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Social Security Will Be Paying Out More Than It Receives In Just Five Years

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-19/social-security-will-be-paying-out-more-it-receives-just-five-years Full article on link. Where's Zippy? Where is the next Bernie Madoff to get his idea to rip people off from Social(ist) (In)Security?

    Last Post By: Madison320 Today, 09:27 AM Go to last post
    worldview

    Is This Stock Ready For A Big Move? Are Cryptocurrencies For Real?

    Thread Starter: worldview

    Last Post By: dannno Today, 04:14 AM Go to last post
    PatriotOne

    Confessions of an Economic Hitman

    Thread Starter: PatriotOne

    This really doesn't sound much different than how the criminals got hold of America. John Perkins interview http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/317.html

    Last Post By: Jamesiv1 Today, 01:20 AM Go to last post
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    Mach

    Fasting

    Thread Starter: Mach

    Kill off damaged cells and encourage new fresh cells to grow. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49462/title/Running-on-Empty/ Running on Empty

    Last Post By: RJB Today, 07:26 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Low-Fat Foods Are Making You Fatter - Adam Ruins Everything (Video-College Humor / Semi Real)

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://videosift.com/video/Low-Fat-Foods-Are-Making-You-Fatter-Adam-Ruins-Everything

    Last Post By: lilymc Today, 05:16 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Magnesium found to treat DEPRESSION better than antidepressant drugs: New science

    Thread Starter: donnay

    http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-20-magnesium-treats-depression-better-than-antidepressant-drugs-science.html

    Last Post By: mrsat_98 Yesterday, 08:38 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Chaga

    Thread Starter: donnay

    I just started drinking this Chaga morning--not as bad as I thought. I just ran into a herbalist at the farmers market, yesterday, and bought some ground Chaga. The “Gift from God” Rather than soft like a mushroom, chaga is hard, almost as hard as wood. It is unique, nothing like common mushrooms. In fact, chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Known by the...

    Last Post By: donnay Yesterday, 05:51 PM Go to last post
    gardenerking

    Planting a Cedar Hedge for privacy

    Thread Starter: gardenerking

    Hello, Idea for saving energy and money (fence againt cold winds during winter)... and for privacy too. It's my method... Steps ---> Planting cedar hedge

    Last Post By: euphemia 07-21-2017, 09:56 PM Go to last post
    gardenerking

    Water Gardening Idea - Ponds network in your backyard

    Thread Starter: gardenerking

    Hello friends, All my water gardening projects in my garden. I know i'm crazy... for my stream i dig it just with a round stovel..... liberty! Pond Garden Stream

    Last Post By: angelatc 07-21-2017, 02:41 PM Go to last post
    gardenerking

    All-Season Chicken coop building steps

    Thread Starter: gardenerking

    Hello friends, For extreme climate in my area, I built this four seasons chicken coop. Building steps: My chicken coop Comments?

    Last Post By: gardenerking 07-21-2017, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    Madison320

    How would you fix South Africa?

    Thread Starter: Madison320

    South Africa's apartheid was bad but the current system is much worse. I think the incredible downfall of South Africa is a perfect lab experiment of democracy on steroids. Forget about the race angle, it's the unproductive voting to steal from the productive that's the problem. They turned their country into a socialist basket case in 25 years. I think the solution is to change the pool of...

    Last Post By: RestorationOfLiberty Today, 08:54 PM Go to last post
    uncharted

    Why didn't the countries of Latin America become economic superpowers like the United States?

    Thread Starter: uncharted

    What were the factors? What were the differences between the British Colonization of the Americas and the Portuguese/Spanish Colonization of the Americas? What was the difference between the U.S Revolution/War for Independence and the Brazilian/Spanish American Revolution/War of Independence?

    Last Post By: Anti Federalist Today, 02:51 PM Go to last post
    phill4paul

    The History of Policing in the United States

    Thread Starter: phill4paul

    I am placing this treatise in the U.S. Political News as opposed to Individual Rights Violations: Case Studies for a simple fact...the actions of the law enforcement community is inseparable from the dictum of the forum definition. This is indeed political news pertaining to the U.S. Government, with regards to domestic affairs, for some. As you will read, law enforcement is...

    Last Post By: phill4paul Today, 08:46 AM Go to last post
    unknown

    Can physical violence be justified over rhetoric?

    Thread Starter: unknown

    In keeping with the Non Aggression Principle, can physical violence be justified based on someone's rhetoric? Physical threats aside (or possibly even included), is there something someone could say to justify a physical/violent response? I would say no, not from a Libertarian perspective. Even if the guy cussed out my mom, wife and or children, hurled the worst insults imaginable. ...

    Last Post By: euphemia Yesterday, 12:13 PM Go to last post
    timosman

    How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen

    Thread Starter: timosman

    http://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/how-jimmy-carter-and-i-started-the-mujahideen/

    Last Post By: Ender Yesterday, 11:33 AM Go to last post
    Meritocrat

    Is Harry Potter to blame?

    Thread Starter: Meritocrat

    A single welfare mother with socialist leanings writes a series of books promoting magical thinking that go on to be read by most young people throughout the world. Is it possible that JK Rowlings is the secret puppet master of the world's youth? Is Harry Potter to blame for millennial snowflakes and SJWs?

    Last Post By: Ender 07-21-2017, 09:20 PM Go to last post
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