• 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

    FrankRep

    Controlled Opposition - A must read for everyone in the liberty movement

    Thread Starter: FrankRep

    Controlled Opposition by Arthur R. Thompson, CEO, The John Birch Society One of the oldest ruses regularly employed by conspirators is to assume control of your opposition, and where none exists, create it. Over history there have been groundswells of opposition against conspiracies that, had the conspirators not gained control of them, would have led to the defeat of those...

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    r3volution 3.0

    A Monarchist Party?

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    Plank One: "Democracy is socialism; we favor monarchy because we favor liberty." Plank Two: "Elections are a joke and we decline to participate; you may self-destruct all by yourself."

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 12-15-2017, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    Brett85

    Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home (UPDATE: 6 broken ribs)

    Thread Starter: Brett85

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/358782-rand-paul-assaulted-at-kentucky-home-police#.Wf4cJF_xlfM.facebook -- update:

    Last Post By: nikcers Yesterday, 10:12 AM Go to last post
    charrob

    War on ISIS - Whose Side Are We Really On?

    Thread Starter: charrob

    A thread discussing this, as well as the original BBC Report, is also in the U.S. Political News subforum: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?516826-Bombshell-Report-Confirms-US-Coalition-Struck-A-Deal-With-ISIS

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    Brian4Liberty

    Peter Strzok: Partisan FBI infiltrator

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    It seems that some government employees have taken their partisanship to extremes, such that it would be impossible for them to fulfill their job requirement of being unbiased. Might as well consider this guy to have been a member of the Hillary campaign. Mueller aide fired for anti-Trump texts now facing review for role in Clinton email probe

    Last Post By: AZJoe Today, 09:59 AM Go to last post
    dannno

    Chris Matthews Is Next on the Chopping Block

    Thread Starter: dannno

    NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/16/nbc-made-payment-to-staffer-after-sexual-harassment-claim-against-chris-matthews/

    Last Post By: TER Today, 09:53 AM Go to last post
    enhanced_deficit

    USA Today Editorial Board Calls Trump Unfit To Clean Obama’s Toilets

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    This is probably unprecedented critique of a sitting POTUS who is also commander in chief of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria: 12/13/2017 02:17 am ET USA Today Editorial Board Calls Trump Unfit To Clean Obama’s Toilets In Scathing Editorial By Rebecca Shapiro USA Today published a brutal editorial from its editorial board Tuesday after President Donald Trump...

    Last Post By: Madison320 Today, 09:51 AM Go to last post
    TER

    NEWSBREAKING: Federal Judge Orders A Total Recount Of Alabama’s Senate Race

    Thread Starter: TER

    http://americanrevolution.co/breaking-federal-judge-orders-a-total-recount-of-alabamas-senate-race.html

    Last Post By: loveshiscountry Today, 09:49 AM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    New Sexual Assault Claims On Deck: "The House Is Going To Be Rocked In The Coming 72 Hours"

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    The Daily Caller'sLuke Rosiak says that within 72 hours, "The House Is Going To Be Rocked" with a new bombshell which he says "will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment and secret settlements, and soon." Rosiak, who has earned a large following as one of the leading journalists cataloging the Awan brothers scandal, does not typically engage in hyperbole...

    Last Post By: TER Today, 09:47 AM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    Trump's Remarkably Incompetent Pick For Federal District Court

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    Meet Mathew Spencer Peterson

    Last Post By: TER Today, 09:29 AM Go to last post
    phill4paul

    MSU economist found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending by DoD and HUD.

    Thread Starter: phill4paul

    Guess the old adage "Can't spend what you ain't got, can't lose what you never had" doesn't apply here.... https://www.forbes.com/sites/kotlikoff/2017/12/08/has-our-government-spent-21-trillion-of-our-money-without-telling-us/#19ce36257aef

    Last Post By: DGambler Today, 08:53 AM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Trump Nominates LGBT Activist to Head EEOC — Which Shouldn’t Even Exist

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    In yet another swamp victory, the Trump administration has decided to re-nominate a radical LGBT activist and Obama-era holdover for commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — a bureaucracy that shouldn’t even exist. Lesbian Chai Feldblum has been serving in the post since 2010, having been made EEOC head without Senate approval, via an Obama recess appointment....

    Last Post By: Origanalist Today, 07:19 AM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Kansas Dem Andrea Ramsey, accused of sexual harassment, will drop out of U.S. House race

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The Star that the man reached a settlement with LabOne, the company where Ramsey was...

    Last Post By: Intoxiklown Today, 07:19 AM Go to last post
    Anti Federalist

    The driverless revolution may exact a political price

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Just take your UBI card and go away, OK? Keep in mind, UBI, in the cashless society, will not purchase government disapproved items. Everything from a Big Mac to a Beretta will be blocked. Enjoy your future, slaves.

    Last Post By: Intoxiklown Today, 02:03 AM Go to last post
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    euphemia

    Ten Things Trump Can Do To Cut Waste

    Thread Starter: euphemia

    Very interesting, and practical article, I thought. Donald J. Trump won the presidency by giving real hope to millions of voters that their situation could improve. Now he and Congress have a chance to take action and deliver real results. One way to encourage economic growth is to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on activities that do nothing to create wealth. Linkification

    Last Post By: ILUVRP Today, 08:01 AM Go to last post
    anaconda

    Bitcoin Cracks $5000

    Thread Starter: anaconda

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/cbovaird/2017/09/01/bitcoin-price-tops-5000-as-cryptocurrencies-march-higher/#6d8dc42a5a8e

    Last Post By: anaconda Today, 05:48 AM Go to last post
    DGambler

    What coins are you looking at in 2018?

    Thread Starter: DGambler

    Been a while since I played in the Crypto markets and am looking to get back in... What coins are folks looking at over the next 12 months? XRP or IOTA any good? Any others I should research?

    Last Post By: kpitcher Yesterday, 11:38 PM Go to last post
    Firestarter

    BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street own the US

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    When investigating the 1 October Las Vegas “mass shooting” I found out about Vanguard and Fidelity (FMR). I postponed starting a thread on this, because there were some other things I wanted to do first. First I looked at the major shareholders in Live Nation Entertainment Inc, which includes Vanguard (several times) and Fidelity:...

    Last Post By: devil21 Yesterday, 09:26 PM Go to last post
    Zippyjuan

    North Korea Going After Bitcoins

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42378638

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    timosman

    I-66 express lanes debut with $34.50 toll, among the highest in U.S.

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/i-66-express-lanes-debut-with-3450-toll-among-the-highest-in-us/2017/12/04/ad60ce38-d900-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html

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  • Living Free and Healthy

    Intoxiklown

    Widely used drug, Metformin, showing promising treatments and prevention of many ailments

    Thread Starter: Intoxiklown

    I'm posting this here as both a way to get people who may benefit from Metformin "in the know" about it, as well as the fact that I thought this crowd would appreciate this apparent miracle drug is derived from an herb long used in natural medicine. It's literally a symbiosis of science and nature in a good way. And Metformin is CHEAPPPP! Metformin is a pharmaceutical processed from the herb...

    Last Post By: donnay Today, 08:24 AM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Don't Keep Cellphones Next To Your Body, California Health Department Warns

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/12/15/2247201/dont-keep-cellphones-next-to-your-body-california-health-department-warns References on Slashdot Link. --- Welcome to Kalifornia, where talking bad about the "elected" officials are known to cause cancer in laboratory animals.

    Last Post By: Firestarter Today, 07:18 AM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    2 Drops Of Spilled Mercury Destroyed This Scientist's Brain - Chemistry Video

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

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    donnay

    How Much Do You Really Know About Vaccine Safety?

    Thread Starter: donnay

    How Much Do You Really Know About Vaccine Safety? By Dr. Mercola The video above features a lecture by Del Bigtree,1 an Emmy award-winning producer of "The Doctors" talk show for six years, and one of the producers of the documentary "Vaxxed." I actually attended and saw the talk he gave during the 2017 "Truth About Cancer Live" event in Orlando, Florida, where I was also speaking. ...

    Last Post By: donnay Yesterday, 03:40 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    How Dangerous Is Fluoride To Your Health?

    Thread Starter: donnay

    How Dangerous Is Fluoride To Your Health? Fluorine is an element. It is a gas, never occurring in its free state. In microscopic amounts complexed with other minerals, it is often listed as a trace mineral, a nutrient for human nutrition. The fluoride added to 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel,...

    Last Post By: Firestarter Yesterday, 12:06 PM Go to last post
    1stvermont

    Southern Agrarians- did America Lose its Liberty When it Lost its Agrarian Roots?

    Thread Starter: 1stvermont

    ​I did this thread in the history section but i think it better fits here. Southern Agrarians and Northern Industrialists “White folks you can have your automobiles, paved streets and lights. You can have your buses, and street cars, and hot pavement and tall buildings cause I aint got no use for em no way. I tell you what I do want--I want my old cotton bed and the moonlight shining...

    Last Post By: oyarde 12-15-2017, 10:39 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Major Cause of Dementia Discovered

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis. Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage – and eventually dementia. The work follows on from Professor...

    Last Post By: Firestarter 12-15-2017, 07:08 AM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    PierzStyx

    The African Enlightenment and Liberal Ideals in 1500s

    Thread Starter: PierzStyx

    Interesting article. The writer takes a few shots at Locke, some justified and some incorrect. The whole tone of trying to pull down men like Locke to try and lift up others is unfortunate, I hate when authors try such a tactic because it is pointless. The real value of the article though is how it helps demonstrates that liberal ideals have developed independently of one another on every...

    Last Post By: Madison320 Yesterday, 08:44 PM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    The Last Two Wars

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    ...killed 68 million people. This is a reminder. ...in light of martial noises coming out of DC now. Remember what "go get 'em" costs.

    Last Post By: RJB Yesterday, 11:16 AM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Meet The Southern Poverty Law Center

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Meet The Southern Poverty Law Center

    Last Post By: AZJoe 12-15-2017, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    Contract Enforcement in Ancapistan

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    Some example contracts to consider: Contract #1: "Smith shall give Jones $100 today, and Jones shall give Smith $110 in one year. Either party may unilaterally void the contract." Contract #2: "Smith shall give Jones $100 today, and Jones shall give Smith $110 in one year. Smith may unilaterally void the contract." Contract #3: "Smith shall give Jones $100 today, and Jones shall give...

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 12-14-2017, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    kcchiefs6465

    FBI (all the way up to Hoover) Knowingly Frames Innocent Men, Covers Up Evidence for Decades

    Thread Starter: kcchiefs6465

    A case I just recently became aware of in which the FBI, all the way up to J. Edgar Hoover, conspired to imprison men for decades for a murder they knew the men didn't commit. Not only did they know the men did not commit the murder, they knew about the murder going to happen two days prior to it and did nothing to prevent it because of the "potential" good their informants could do if they were...

    Last Post By: CCTelander 12-14-2017, 12:18 PM Go to last post
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