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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

    P3ter_Griffin

    The Libertarian Party as our vehicle

    Thread Starter: P3ter_Griffin

    Taking over the libertarian party? Yea, nay? Seems like a much more feasible thing than taking over the republican party. We could fund-raise to get our message to the airwaves and our candidates elected. We could get rid of the stupid and wasteful primary system and have party officials select candidates to run the different races. We could know who our candidates are going to be before...

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    speciallyblend

    Gary Johnson 2016 over the hillaries(hillary/trump)!!Spread the websites far and wide

    Thread Starter: speciallyblend

    These 2 sites are cross linked if any media wants to interview site creator please im me. thank you kenny, GARY JOHNSON over the hillaries(hillary and trump(hillary with a phallus)) www.hitlary.com and www.trumphoon.com feel free to main page this and sites mods? if you like, We need to defeat trump and hillary or we will all need lots of lube as they F US!! GARY JOHNSON 2016 the only option...

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    Indy Vidual

    Do we need to understand the enemy in order to win?

    Thread Starter: Indy Vidual

    Option 1: Simply take away the central power that makes us prisoners in a "free" country by following the words and intent of the 'anti-federal' founding fathers. Exact path to victory: Currently unknown. Option 2: The greatest battle in the history of mankind cannot be won without knowing and understanding the enemy. Exact path to understanding "the truth": Currently confusing. Are we...

    Last Post By: P3ter_Griffin 07-24-2016, 06:14 PM Go to last post
    Murray N Rothbard

    What happened to Stefan Molyneux?

    Thread Starter: Murray N Rothbard

    Nationalism? White supremacy? Trump? Is it an act or is it genuine? Either way, it's shocking. Not even going to link the videos.

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 07-22-2016, 02:15 PM Go to last post
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    Suzanimal

    Donald Trump 'sounds like he would use NATO' — Ron Paul to RT

    Thread Starter: Suzanimal

    https://www.rt.com/usa/352824-donald-trump-nato-ron-paul/

    Last Post By: Snowball Today, 10:10 AM Go to last post
    jct74

    Millennials Are Facing Existential Crisis

    Thread Starter: jct74

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9svjhhxJtg

    Last Post By: Seraphim Yesterday, 05:46 PM Go to last post
    jct74

    Sen. Rand Paul Uncovers $500,000.00 NIH Grant Studying People’s Fondness for Spicy Foods

    Thread Starter: jct74

    https://www.paul.senate.gov/news/press/sen-rand-paul-uncovers-50000000-nih-grant-studying-peoples-fondness-for-spicy-foods

    Last Post By: Krugminator2 Yesterday, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  • 2016 Presidential Election

    Danke

    **The Official** Republican Convention thread

    Thread Starter: Danke

    Sorry, couldn't wait on Matt any longer. "‘White elevators’ sign spotted at Republican National Convention" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/white-elevators-sign-spotted-republican-national-convention-article-1.2714148 "The Jim Crow-esque signs were seen in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, where thousands of Republican delegates, politicians and supporters are expected to...

    Last Post By: enhanced_deficit 07-23-2016, 03:31 PM Go to last post
    randomname

    "Libertarians for Trump"

    Thread Starter: randomname

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/03/walter-e-block/libertarians-trump/ Dr. Donald Miller (donaldwmiller@gmail.com) and I (wblock@loyno.edu) are starting up a new group to be called Libertarians for Trump. LFT has its work cut out for it in mobilizing massive support for Donald Trump within the libertarian community. For there are some libertarians who oppose supporting any politician for...

    Last Post By: robert68 07-24-2016, 05:37 PM Go to last post
    Matt Collins

    Cruz just refused to endorse Trump

    Thread Starter: Matt Collins

    heh... I can now simultaneously applaud Ted Cruz for standing up on principle while also slamming him for going back on his word

    Last Post By: Theocrat 07-22-2016, 05:14 AM Go to last post
    CPUd

    Trump Would Fund Super-PACs Aimed at Taking Down Cruz, Kasich

    Thread Starter: CPUd

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-22/trump-would-fund-super-pacs-aimed-at-taking-down-cruz-kasich-iqybu9m1

    Last Post By: silverhandorder Today, 06:15 AM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    Trump Opposition Research Thread

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    A lot of great information has been posted in recent weeks, but it's scattered about the forum. How about we aggregate it all in one place, for easy access? Post what you got (repetition is fine, having multiple sources is a good thing) *material for jokes, witticisms, insults, memes, etc also welcome, in addition to policy issues :toady: is the beginning of the end of...

    Last Post By: Origanalist 07-22-2016, 07:07 PM Go to last post
    Ender

    How About a REAL Liberty Perspective

    Thread Starter: Ender

    I originally posted this in the "Dark" thread but I think we need to talk about this as it's own subject. You know, part of liberty is to allow people to vote how they wish- I am for that, even though I may think their choice is stupid/outrageous/insane etc. What I am NOT for is the constant name-calling and degradation of those who do NOT support Trump. Every post that shows some...

    Last Post By: Ender Yesterday, 11:55 AM Go to last post
    Cleaner44

    Who do you plan to vote for?

    Thread Starter: Cleaner44

    Now that Trump is the official nominee of the Republican party, I figured it would be interesting to take a poll. The way I see it, we have a choice between the 2 major parties, a 3rd party or not voting/write-in. Personally I am undecided. I might vote for Trump, mainly because of the Supreme Court or I may not vote.

    Last Post By: Lucille 07-24-2016, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics

    DamianTV

    Leaked DNC Emails Confirm Democrats Rigged Primary, Reveal Extensive Media Collusion

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-23/leaked-dnc-emails-confirm-democrats-rigged-primary-reveal-extensive-media-collusion Full article on link.

    Last Post By: enhanced_deficit Today, 08:47 AM Go to last post
    lilymc

    A one-party system, masquerading as two (VIDEO)

    Thread Starter: lilymc

    I don't know if you all agree, but I really think that one of the biggest problems we face is that so many people are still stuck in the "Republican vs Democrat" false dichotomy. I was just posting to someone on another forum, and he said, "We have to support Romney, because we CAN'T have another four years of Obama!" There are still so many people who don't see that we basically have a...

    Last Post By: Natural Citizen Today, 05:48 AM Go to last post
    presence

    ISIS Downs US Military Aircraft, Crew Dead

    Thread Starter: presence

    BREAKING

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    CaseyJones

    Marijuana dispensary licenses to the highest bidder?

    Thread Starter: CaseyJones

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/24/marijuana-dispensary-licenses-highest-bidder/fxXp5MBr9nAl6npiTopS3M/story.html

    Last Post By: pcosmar Yesterday, 10:37 PM Go to last post
    enhanced_deficit

    Do you think US political system is rigged & media is dishonest?

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Overal, do you think US political system is rigged & media is dishonest? Vote in attached poll.

    Last Post By: DamianTV Yesterday, 05:02 PM Go to last post
    AuH20

    Alex Jones: They are Coming After Drudge, Infowars and Breitbart

    Thread Starter: AuH20

    This has been rumored since last year according to Matt Drudge's high level source. The TPTB want to completely shut down any sizable outlets of dissent. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/21/exclusive-alex-jones-roger-ailes-resignation-coming-next-drudge-infowars-breitbart-rush-limbaugh/

    Last Post By: RandallFan Yesterday, 03:12 PM Go to last post
    timosman

    Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting: 2 Dead, at Least 14 Others Wounded

    Thread Starter: timosman

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fort-myers-nightclub-shooting-1-dead-14-others-reportedly-wounded-n615961

    Last Post By: pcosmar Yesterday, 01:33 PM Go to last post
    tommyrp12

    AR-15 Banned in Massachusetts

    Thread Starter: tommyrp12

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/07/robert-farago/breaking-massachusetts-attorney-general-bans-new-ar-15-sales/ BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New “Assault Weapons” As of Today

    Last Post By: Root Yesterday, 01:31 PM Go to last post
    jllundqu

    Young Turks Vs. Alex Jones **Gets Violent** (Video)

    Thread Starter: jllundqu

    Alex Jones is a piece of crap. For him to just walk into someone else's show and do what he did is complete BS. I wished Cenk would have knocked him on his prissy little ass. Cenk loses it about 3 min mark...

    Last Post By: Dr.3D Yesterday, 01:24 PM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    US University slots go to higher paying foreign students

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Audit: University Of California Screwed Over State’s Own Students In Favor Of Outsiders, Foreigners By Blake Neff

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty Yesterday, 12:48 PM Go to last post
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    timosman

    Profits are no longer important.

    Thread Starter: timosman

    It seems noone cares about profits anymore, it is all about revenue, e.g FORTUNE 500 is based on revenue. It seems the reality has been distorted by the availability of cheap credit.

    Last Post By: DamianTV Yesterday, 05:06 PM Go to last post
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    heavenlyboy34

    7 ways eggs make you healthier

    Thread Starter: heavenlyboy34

    Much to the chagrin of the anti-dietary fat brigade :) Eggs FTW! :D http://mentalfloss.com/article/80162/7-ways-eating-eggs-can-make-you-healthier Few foods are more vilified than the humble egg. For decades, health authorities warned us that their yolks were packed with harmful dietary cholesterol, and recommended that we only eat three or four whole eggs a week. In recent years,...

    Last Post By: sunithapu Today, 12:59 AM Go to last post
    enhanced_deficit

    Is Wi-Fi safe for health?

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Cell phones used to be "safe", then there came "causes for concern" and final determination remains inconclusive as of now. Do you consider home wi-fi safe for health? My guess is vast majority probably see typical home Wi-Fi radiation levels as fully safe or within acceptable risk levels. Disclaimer, I have not tried to research/validate views in below article. ...

    Last Post By: Danke Yesterday, 07:27 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Shocking Report from Medical Insiders

    Thread Starter: donnay

    http://journal-neo.org/2015/06/18/shocking-report-from-medical-insiders/ H/T: NC

    Last Post By: dannno Yesterday, 04:13 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    5 Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

    Thread Starter: donnay

    5 Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth By Dr. Edward F. Group Diatomaceous earth is a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral rock. It’s derived from the remains of diatoms, or oceanic unicellular algae. Diatoms are over 30 million years old and are formed from the cementation of microscopic algae-like plant remains into the earth’s surface. These clay-like, chalky remains are usually found in the...

    Last Post By: opal 07-24-2016, 11:53 PM Go to last post
    fisharmor

    Any mushroom hunters?

    Thread Starter: fisharmor

    I've been thinking about picking this hobby up (the wife bugs me enough about never going hiking ;) ). Anyone else? My daughter found a bolete on Sunday which I haven't IDed positively yet but which passes the rules for boletes I've been able to find online, and the thing smells.... it smells like I could dry it, grind it up, and use it to make stock, it's so rich. Like the scent got stuck...

    Last Post By: kfarnan 07-24-2016, 04:35 PM Go to last post
    luctor-et-emergo

    I am building a wood fired (pizza) oven.

    Thread Starter: luctor-et-emergo

    I have been making pizza's weekly for over a decade. It all started when I was in Southern France and had the best pizza ever. We returned there a few years in a row so I have had a good sample of them... They were really good. I've been trying to make the same pizza's but I always lacked one thing, a wood fired oven. I can make pretty nice pizza's using a pizza stone in an electric oven but it...

    Last Post By: Anti Federalist 07-23-2016, 06:28 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Tennessee Medical Office Stops Vaccines Because ‘They Cause Autism’

    Thread Starter: donnay

    http://www.curediseases.info/breaking-news-tennessee-medical-office-stops-vaccines-because-they-cause-autism/

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan 07-23-2016, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    presence

    I motion we cease and desist all refugee benefits

    Thread Starter: presence

    None. No housing, no schools, no medical, no clothes, no food, no money, no transportation to or from. None. They can all stay. Green card with an asterisk: If you commit a violent felony or beg to uncle for anything, then you'll serve a sentence, pay a fine, and deport!

    Last Post By: presence Today, 08:57 AM Go to last post
    Occam's Banana

    Mises University 2016 LIVE STREAMS / VIDEOS (SUN 24 Jul 2016 - SAT 30 Jul 2016)

    Thread Starter: Occam's Banana

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPCQ77H4Ilk Mises University 2016 LIVE STREAMS / VIDEOS SCHEDULE OF LIVE STREAMS (all times Central Daylight Time) SUNDAY: 24 JULY 2016

    Last Post By: Suzanimal Today, 07:24 AM Go to last post
    timosman

    Making the sand glow - WWIII

    Thread Starter: timosman

    What if the big plan is to make the sand glow and the refugees are being brought to western countries to preserve the genetic material from nations who are going to be destroyed? Would that change our views on immigration? :confused:

    Last Post By: DamianTV Yesterday, 04:48 PM Go to last post
    Schifference

    Highway Robbery

    Thread Starter: Schifference

    How is it that some states can divert the traffic from a divided highway into oncoming 65mph traffic and think nothing of it? While other states mandate that huge cement barricades divide the oncoming traffic and set a photo radar speed limit at 45mph? I would certainly think that the expenses to put concrete barriers far exceed the cost of placing plastic cones. How come some...

    Last Post By: presence Yesterday, 03:00 PM Go to last post
    Ronin Truth

    Evidence for Ancient Giants - Purposely Removed. Why?

    Thread Starter: Ronin Truth

    See it now at http://www.edentonoah.com

    Last Post By: Peace&Freedom Yesterday, 01:24 PM Go to last post
    Ronin Truth

    Secede! The right of self-determination applies to any size unit, the village, the family, eve

    Thread Starter: Ronin Truth

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/07/ludwig-von-mises/secede-7/ Copyright © 2016 by LewRockwell.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit and a live link are provided.

    Last Post By: Ronin Truth Yesterday, 06:03 AM Go to last post
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