• Inkblots

    by Published on 04-03-2015 05:15 PM

    Rand Paul Has J.C. Watts in His Corner

    When Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky kicks off his campaign for president on Tuesday, one of the people who will endorse him and share the stage is former Representative J.C. Watts, one of the few black Republicans to have served in Congress.

    Mr. Watts is expected to be a vocal surrogate for Mr. Paul, who has made clear he is trying to show he can broaden the Republican Party’s base to newer voters.

    “Senator Paul has shown what I have always believed, a leader can be a strong economic and social conservative and yet be concerned about the least of these,” Mr. Watts, who retired from Congress in January 2003, said in a statement.
    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/firs...in-his-corner/ ...
    by Published on 12-05-2014 11:50 AM

    I've seen some liberals sniping at Rand for pointing out Eric Garner would be alive today if not for New York's nanny-state cigarette tax regime. There's no more credible voice in the fight against police brutality than that of Radley Balko, so I was glad to see him push back against those critics on his blog today:

    Even seemingly innocuous laws are enforced with violence

    Sen. Rand Paul took some heat this week for pointing out that Eric Garner was essentially executed for selling untaxed cigarettes. I’m not sure why this is a controversial thing to say (especially since Paul also explicitly said the video itself was “horrifying”). Every law, no matter how seemingly innocuous, is enforced with the threat of violence: If you fail to follow it, the state is saying
    ...
    by Published on 04-30-2014 09:10 AM

    Topline numbers:
    Polling date.......4/27 1/23*

    Rand Paul........15....11
    Mike Huckabee...14.....NA
    Jeb Bush...........12....18
    Paul Ryan..........12.....18
    Chris Christie......9.....14
    Ted Cruz...........7......12
    Marco Rubio.......6.....10
    Rick Perry..........5......NA
    Scott Walker......5.....NA
    Bobby Jindal.......2......NA
    John Kasich........1......NA
    An interesting observation from ABC:
    Paul may have some durability among his supporters. This poll added five names to the potential Republican lineup, compared with an ABC/Post poll in January. As a group, possible candidates on the original, shorter list lost support when others were added. Paul didn’t.
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...name-can-help/
    by Published on 04-29-2014 03:17 PM

    Reality comes up to slap our "wise" foreign policy establishment in the face again. Grahamnesty's reaction is almost too rich; I literally laughed out loud when I read it:

    WASHINGTON — Senator Patrick J. Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said Tuesday he would not support additional military aid to Egypt in the wake of mass death sentences handed out by Egyptian courts this week, adding significant pressure on the Obama administration to shift course.

    For months, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, has led a lonely effort to sever American support to one of its most stalwart allies in the Middle East after the military’s overthrow of Egypt’s elected Islamist government. That push appears to be gaining steam.
    ...
    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said he would back the Obama administration’s pledge to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to the Egyptian military to try to bring peace to the roiling Sinai Peninsula. But he said he would not back a larger, $650 million military or economic aid package.

    “I’m not ready to invest in Egypt, on the military side, on the economic side, because I don’t know what I’m investing in,” Mr. Graham said. “I am very reluctant to put military assets or American dollars in an Egypt that I think is on a road to disaster.”
    ...
    Mr. Graham drew a distinction between Mr. Paul’s efforts to cut off aid in the early days of the Arab Spring and the upsurge of concern now.

    “Rand Paul wanted to disconnect from Egypt at a time when we could really have made a difference,” Mr. Graham said. “I don’t think this validates Rand Paul’s view of the world.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/us...ics/egypt.html

    Good Lord, the man is such a clown. At least this issue looks to be another win we can chalk up for Rand.
    by Published on 08-13-2011 09:11 AM

    This is from the analysis of Nate Silver at 538:
    But Ames has a pretty good predictive track record. Since the event began in 1979, the candidate winning the Iowa caucus has placed first or second in the straw poll every time...
    Ames does better than other indicators. Since 1979, its results have the predictive power to explain 58 percent of voting in the Iowa caucuses.

    This compares favorably to the most recent Des Moines Register poll conducted before the straw poll, which explains 39 percent of caucus results.

    It also does better than the average of national polls conducted in the month before Ames, which explain 34 percent of caucus results. ...

    Betting markets think that Mr. Paul is the most likely candidate to win Ames. Say that
    ...
  • Activism News & Discussion

    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: thoughtomator Today, 05:16 PM Go to last post
    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...

    Last Post By: Thor Today, 08:46 AM Go to last post
    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...

    Last Post By: cindy25 Today, 01:13 AM Go to last post
    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
  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    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: oyarde Yesterday, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    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: oyarde Yesterday, 10:41 AM 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
    Danke

    ** The Official ** Democratic National Convention thread

    Thread Starter: Danke

    Last Post By: puppetmaster Today, 08:44 PM 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: CPUd Yesterday, 05:37 PM 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 07-25-2016, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics

    Philhelm

    "White people to the back." (DNC Video)

    Thread Starter: Philhelm

    That's messed up.

    Last Post By: puppetmaster Today, 08:42 PM Go to last post
    presence

    ISIS Downs US Military Aircraft, Crew Dead

    Thread Starter: presence

    BREAKING

    Last Post By: JK/SEA Today, 01:24 PM Go to last post
    LibertyEagle

    Social Security Administration Confirms: Illegal Aliens To Begin Collecting Benefits In 2017

    Thread Starter: LibertyEagle

    read the rest: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/10/social-security-administration-confirms-illegal-aliens-to-begin-collecting-benefits-in-2017/

    Last Post By: devil21 Today, 10:34 AM Go to last post
    Athan

    Possible leak on US supplying ISIS with oil

    Thread Starter: Athan

    https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/82886148#p82888733 https://8ch.net/pol/res/6901633.html#6901794

    Last Post By: Lucille Today, 10:03 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: P3ter_Griffin Yesterday, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  • 2016 Election Calendar

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    presence

    Etherium Exploit Nets Attacker $50 million Legitimately from DAO Fund

    Thread Starter: presence

    http://pastebin.com/CcGUBgDG #REKTH

    Last Post By: silverhandorder Today, 06:16 PM Go to last post
    openfire

    Peter Schiff Calls Fed's Bluff; Scott Nations Folds

    Thread Starter: openfire

    Last Post By: silverhandorder Today, 03:11 PM Go to last post
    Madison320

    Would the Federal Reserve raise rates if Trump gets elected, for spite?

    Thread Starter: Madison320

    I feel pretty confident that if Clinton gets elected the Fed will not raise rates but instead launch QE4. But I'm wondering if there's a chance they might raise rates if Trump gets elected, so they can blame the crash on him. I don't think they will, at least not significantly, since that will lead to massive bank failures, depression and dollar default. The Fed hates Trump but not THAT much....

    Last Post By: Occam's Banana Yesterday, 11:17 PM Go to last post
    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 07-25-2016, 05:06 PM Go to last post
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  • Living Free and Healthy

    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: Suzanimal Today, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    Suzanimal

    Fire Ants

    Thread Starter: Suzanimal

    I spent most of the day Thursday and Friday morning planting junipers (50 of them!) on a bank. Anyway, I moved a rock and million angry fire ants attacked me:eek:, somehow I managed to only get 8 bites (I was barefoot:o) but dang, they hurt. I looked online for info on ant bites and found out vinegar is suppose to help and they also recommended ice packs. I ended up soaking a washcloth in white...

    Last Post By: donnay Today, 07:33 PM 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: opal Today, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    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 Yesterday, 11:29 PM Go to last post
    Natural Citizen

    All Of The Pretty Flowers

    Thread Starter: Natural Citizen

    I enjoy looking at flowers. For a lot of reasons. I have a little bench in one of my flower beds that I sometimes hang out in on nice days. The bees and the butterflies kind of just float and buzz around. Just doing their thing. It's relaxing. Fuel for the soul. You know? I was talking to one of my friends about this particular lily yesterday. It's my favorite flower because it just popped up a...

    Last Post By: donnay Yesterday, 06:37 PM Go to last post
    tod evans

    Eating "healthy"

    Thread Starter: tod evans

    Boy this phrase sure seems to carry different meanings to different people... The vitriol some exhibit on behalf of 'their way' is astounding. A good friend of mine ate a strict diet, he was diabetic, spent more money than was prudent to obtain all the correct ink at the store, bragged about blood levels and blood pressure and was in really good shape for being mid-60's. Skinny as a rail...

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty Yesterday, 04:50 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    How to combat stress

    Thread Starter: donnay

    Adaptogens are great in help fighting stress. Stress can wreck your health in more ways than one. Even people who do not think they are stressed, are stressed. http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-are-adaptogens/

    Last Post By: donnay Yesterday, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    presence

    Breast-feeding landed her in jail

    Thread Starter: presence

    http://m.journaltimes.com/news/breast-feeding-landed-her-in-jail/article_a40fb959-085b-56ed-8af7-5114e42ffbbf.html

    Last Post By: Danke Today, 09:24 PM 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 / AUDIO SCHEDULE OF LIVE STREAMS (all times Central Daylight Time) Source: Mises University 2016 Final Schedule (PDF)

    Last Post By: Jamesiv1 Today, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    Tywysog Cymru

    What has the alt-right accomplished?

    Thread Starter: Tywysog Cymru

    The alt-right attacks libertarians as "losertarians" and asks "what has the liberty movement accomplished?" The liberty movement has elected officials and has raised awareness for many governmental abuses. What has the alt-right accomplished?

    Last Post By: erowe1 Today, 08:36 PM Go to last post
    idiom

    Are there any an-caps that are not raging racists?

    Thread Starter: idiom

    Maybe its just New Zealand, but all the local an-cap groups are just full of people who think the NAP will unleash a White-only Utopia. Where are all the people who want liberties other than the liberty to consign oneself to an economic black-hole? Like they don't even hide it any more, they think Trump is going to literally commit mass genocide of everyone who isn't white and that this...

    Last Post By: Natural Citizen Today, 07:12 PM Go to last post
    Devilish

    Molyneux the Nationalist

    Thread Starter: Devilish

    Does it bother anybody here that Stefan Molyneux, who used to be a hard core anarcho-capitalist, is now essentially a nationalist? After being convinced of the following precepts: -Crime is related to genetics -IQ is related to genetics -Cultural compatibility is necessary for a free society, and also largely genetic He's basically totally flipped his mindset into supporting strong...

    Last Post By: BUTSRSLY Today, 06:52 PM Go to last post
    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: RestorationOfLiberty Today, 06:23 PM Go to last post
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