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    by Published on 03-19-2016 11:40 AM

    By Gregory Krieg
    Sat March 19, 2016




    New York (CNN)Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Friday that the party outsmarted itself in passing a 2012 rule that he said was aimed at blunting his influence on that summer's convention.

    The GOP's "Rule 40(b)" requires candidates win the "support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight or more states" in order to have their named placed on the nominating ballot. The raised threshold -- it had previously been a plurality from five states -- helped to prevent Paul's supporters from upstaging or distracting from the presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, on national television.

    "They did not want my name to come up and so they changed the rules because we had the votes," Paul told CNN "At This Hour" anchors Kate Bolduan and John Berman. "We had the numbers to allow my name to be put into nomination, but they wouldn't do it."

    Four years later, the same establishment figures who spearheaded the 2012 rules changes are facing a different kind of challenge: Donald Trump. But this time around, the requirement threatens to undermine a late effort to derail the billionaire front-runner.

    "I think it's a bit of an irony and they deserve the problem," Paul said. "They're terrified of competition, and now the establishment has competition that really looks strong and there's a lot of people behind Trump. So this is a big problem for them."

    more:
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/18/politi...ion/index.html
    by Published on 06-15-2013 09:11 PM

    National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.


    NSA director Keith Alexander says his agency's analysts, which until recently included Edward Snowden among their ranks, take protecting "civil liberties and privacy and the security of this nation to their heart every day."
    (Credit: Getty Images)

    The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls.
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed this week that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed "simply based on an analyst deciding that."

    If the NSA wants "to listen to the phone," an analyst's decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. "I was rather startled," said Nadler, an attorney who serves on the House Judiciary committee.

    Not only does this disclosure shed more light on how the NSA's formidable eavesdropping apparatus works domestically, it suggests the Justice Department has secretly interpreted federal surveillance law to permit thousands of low-ranking analysts to eavesdrop on phone calls.

    Because the same legal standards that apply to phone calls also apply to e-mail messages, text messages, and instant messages, Nadler's disclosure indicates the NSA analysts could also access the contents of Internet communications without going before a court and seeking approval.

    The disclosure appears to confirm some of the allegations made by Edward Snowden, a former NSA infrastructure analyst who leaked classified documents to the Guardian. Snowden said in a video interview that, while not all NSA analysts had this ability, he could from Hawaii "wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president."

    There are serious "constitutional problems" with this approach, says Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who has litigated warrantless wiretapping cases. "It epitomizes the problem of secret laws."
    more, and internal links here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...hout-warrants/
    by Published on 06-14-2013 06:28 PM



    Truth as always. He notes as I did as soon as Obama started justifying giving Rebels military aid based on reports of chemical use, that a couple of weeks ago the administration seemed to agree with the UN investigators that it was the Rebels, not Assad using the gas. Not that I think Assad is wonderful, just that we don't want to be responsible for the actions of either.

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    by Published on 06-02-2013 11:55 PM


    http://the-free-foundation.org/tst6-3-2013.html

    Iraq Collapse Shows Bankruptcy of Interventionism

    May was Iraq’s deadliest month in nearly five years, with more than 1,000 dead – both civilians and security personnel -- in a rash of bombings, shootings and other violence. As we read each day of new horrors in Iraq, it becomes more obvious that the US invasion delivered none of the promised peace or stability that proponents of the attack promised.

    Millions live in constant fear, refugees do not return home, and the economy is destroyed. The Christian community, some 1.2 million persons before 2003, has been nearly wiped off the Iraqi map. Other minorities have likewise disappeared. Making matters worse, US support for the Syrian rebels next door has drawn the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government into the spreading regional unrest and breathed new life into extremist elements.

    The invasion of Iraq opened the door to Al-Qaeda in Iraq, which did not exist beforehand, while simultaneously strengthening the hand of Iran in the region. Were the “experts” who planned for and advocated the US attack really this incompetent?

    Ryan Crocker, who was US Ambassador to Iraq from 2007-2009, still speaks of the Iraqi “surge” as a great reconciliation between Sunni and Shi’ite in Iraq. He wrote recently that “[t]hough the United States has withdrawn its troops from Iraq, it retains significant leverage there. Iraqi forces were equipped and trained by Americans, and the country’s leaders need and expect our help.” He seems alarmingly out of touch with reality. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2...rab-insurgents

    It is clear now that the “surge” and the “Iraqi Awakening” were just myths promoted by those desperate to put a positive spin on the US invasion, which the late General William Odom once called, “the greatest strategic disaster in American history." Aircraft were loaded with $100 dollar bills to pay each side to temporarily stop killing US troops and each other, but the payoff provided a mere temporary break. Shouldn’t the measure of success of a particular policy be whether it actually produces sustained positive results?

    Now we see radical fighters who once shot at US troops in Iraq have spilled into Syria, where they ironically find their cause supported by the US government! Some of these fighters are even greeted by visiting US senators.

    The US intervention in Iraq has created ever more problems. That is clear. The foreign policy “experts” who urged the US attack on Iraq now claim that the disaster they created can only be solved with more interventionism! Imagine a medical doctor noting that a particular medication is killing his patient, but to combat the side effect he orders an increase in dosage of the same medicine. Like this doctor, the US foreign policy establishment is guilty of malpractice. And, I might add, this is just what the Fed does with monetary policy.

    From Iraq to Libya to Mali to Syria to Afghanistan, US interventions have an unbroken record of making matters far worse. Yet regardless of the disasters produced, for the interventionists a more aggressive US foreign policy is the only policy they offer.

    We must learn the appropriate lessons from the disaster of Iraq. We cannot continue to invade countries, install puppet governments, build new nations, create centrally-planned economies, engage in social engineering, and force democracy at the barrel of a gun. The rest of the world is tired of US interventionism and the US taxpayer is tired of footing the bill for US interventionism. It is up to all of us to make it very clear to the foreign policy establishment and the powers that be that we have had enough and will no longer tolerate empire-building. We should be more confident in ourselves and stop acting like an insecure bully.

    Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


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    by Published on 05-25-2013 07:52 PM

    "This past Thursday and Friday, President Obama delivered two speeches designed to outline his new thinking on national security and counter-terrorism. While much was made in the media of the president’s statements at the National Defense University and the US Naval Academy suggesting that the most active phase of US military action overseas was coming to an end, this “new” approach is but the same old policy wrapped in new packaging. In these addresses, the president panders to the progressives, while continually expanding and solidifying the "enabling act” principle.

    The president will continue and even expand drone attacks overseas because they are “less deadly” than ground invasions. He promises to be more careful in the future.

    He is entertaining the introduction of “kill courts” which will meet in secret to decide who is to be executed without trial or charge. He promises these will have sufficient oversight.

    He will seek a new and updated Authorization for the Use of Military Force to expand his legal authority to wage war wherever and whenever he wants. He promises it will one day be repealed.

    He will continue to indefinitely detain at Guantanamo individuals who have been neither charged nor convicted of any crime, and who cannot even be tried because they were tortured and thus the evidence is tainted. He promises to “commit to a process of closing GTMO.”

    The speech speaks of more war and more killing and more interventionism all masked in the language of withdrawal."


    read the rest of the article at the RPI site: http://t.co/K4NouiYwTY

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    My comments on Obama's recent speeches -- only at my Ron Paul Institute site:
    http://tinyurl.com/qfqp7o5


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    by Published on 05-15-2013 10:35 AM



    New Directive:
    Feb. 27, 2013:
    DoD Instruction 3025.21 Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies

    [From link below] "...For the past 30 years, police departments throughout the United States have benefitted from the government’s largesse in the form of military weaponry and training, incentives offered in the ongoing “War on Drugs.” For the average citizen watching events such as the intense pursuit of the Tsarnaev brothers on television, it would be difficult to discern between fully outfitted police SWAT teams and the military.

    The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.

    The most objectionable aspect of the regulatory change is the inclusion of vague language that permits military intervention in the event of “civil disturbances.” According to the rule:

    Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.
    Bruce Afran, a civil liberties attorney and constitutional law professor at Rutgers University, calls the rule, “a wanton power grab by the military,” and says, “It’s quite shocking actually because it violates the long-standing presumption that the military is under civilian control.”

    A defense official who declined to be named takes a different view of the rule, claiming, “The authorization has been around over 100 years; it’s not a new authority. It’s been there but it hasn’t been exercised. This is a carryover of domestic policy.” Moreover, he insists the Pentagon doesn’t “want to get involved in civilian law enforcement. It’s one of those red lines that the military hasn’t signed up for.” Nevertheless, he says, “every person in the military swears an oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States to defend that Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

    One of the more disturbing aspects of the new procedures that govern military command on the ground in the event of a civil disturbance relates to authority. Not only does it fail to define what circumstances would be so severe that the president’s authorization is “impossible,” it grants full presidential authority to “Federal military commanders.” According to the defense official, a commander is defined as follows: “Somebody who’s in the position of command, has the title commander. And most of the time they are centrally selected by a board, they’ve gone through additional schooling to exercise command authority.”

    As it is written, this “commander” has the same power to authorize military force as the president in the event the president is somehow unable to access a telephone. (The rule doesn’t address the statutory chain of authority that already exists in the event a sitting president is unavailable.) In doing so, this commander must exercise judgment in determining what constitutes, “wanton destruction of property,” “adequate protection for Federal property,” “domestic violence,” or “conspiracy that hinders the execution of State or Federal law,” as these are the circumstances that might be considered an “emergency.”

    “These phrases don’t have any legal meaning,” says Afran. “It’s no different than the emergency powers clause in the Weimar constitution [of the German Reich]. It’s a grant of emergency power to the military to rule over parts of the country at their own discretion.”

    Afran also expresses apprehension over the government’s authority “to engage temporarily in activities necessary to quell large-scale disturbances.”

    “Governments never like to give up power when they get it,” says Afran. “They still think after twelve years they can get intelligence out of people in Guantanamo. Temporary is in the eye of the beholder. That’s why in statutes we have definitions. All of these statutes have one thing in common and that is that they have no definitions. How long is temporary? There’s none here. The definitions are absurdly broad.”

    The U.S. military is prohibited from intervening in domestic affairs except where provided under Article IV of the Constitution in cases of domestic violence that threaten the government of a state or the application of federal law. This provision was further clarified both by the Insurrection Act of 1807 and a post-Reconstruction law known as the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (PCA). The Insurrection Act specifies the circumstances under which the president may convene the armed forces to suppress an insurrection against any state or the federal government. Furthermore, where an individual state is concerned, consent of the governor must be obtained prior to the deployment of troops. The PCA—passed in response to federal troops that enforced local laws and oversaw elections during Reconstruction—made unauthorized employment of federal troops a punishable offense, thereby giving teeth to the Insurrection Act.

    Together, these laws limit executive authority over domestic military action. Yet Monday’s official regulatory changes issued unilaterally by the Department of Defense is a game-changer.

    The stated purpose of the updated rule is “support in Accordance With the Posse Comitatus Act,” but in reality it undermines the Insurrection Act and PCA in significant and alarming ways. The most substantial change is the notion of “civil disturbance” as one of the few “domestic emergencies” that would allow for the deployment of military assets on American soil.

    To wit, the relatively few instances that federal troops have been deployed for domestic support have produced a wide range of results. Situations have included responding to natural disasters and protecting demonstrators during the Civil Rights era to, disastrously, the Kent State student massacre and the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee.

    Michael German, senior policy counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), noted in a 2009 Daily Kos article that, “there is no doubt that the military is very good at many things. But recent history shows that restraint in their new-found domestic role is not one of them.”

    At the time German was referring to the military’s expanded surveillance techniques and hostile interventions related to border control and the War on Drugs. And in fact, many have argued that these actions have already upended the PCA in a significant way. Even before this most recent rule change, the ACLU was vocal in its opposition to the Department of Defense (DoD) request to expand domestic military authority “in the event of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high yield explosive (CBRNE) incidents.” The ACLU’s position is that civilian agencies are more than equipped to handle such emergencies since 9/11. (ACLU spokespersons in Washington D.C. declined, however, to be interviewed for this story.)

    But while outcomes of military interventions have varied, the protocol by which the president works cooperatively with state governments has remained the same. The president is only allowed to deploy troops to a state upon request of its governor. Even then, the military—specifically the National Guard—is there to provide support for local law enforcement and is prohibited from engaging in any activities that are outside of this scope, such as the power to arrest.

    Eric Freedman, a constitutional law professor from Hofstra University, also calls the ruling “an unauthorized power grab.” According to Freedman, “The Department of Defense does not have the authority to grant itself by regulation any more authority than Congress has granted it by statute.” Yet that’s precisely what it did. This wasn’t, however, the Pentagon’s first attempt to expand its authority domestically in the last decade.


    the whole thing is worth reading. http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/...s-into-effect/

    Old directive:
    Jan. 15, 1986:
    DoD Instruction 5525.5 DoD Cooperation with Civilian Law Enforcement Officials
    by Published on 05-03-2013 01:15 AM

    MSNBC's Laurence O'Donnell: Ron Paul is a Paranoid Liar: "No Guns Pointed at Families, No Tanks, No Forced Lockdown!"

    video of proof of the truth of Ron's words is interspersed with O Donnell's hit piece. We didn't make this, and I personally would have left out some of the graphics at the end as polarizing, but I'm with it right through the 'it isn't about left or right, but about what is right... and what is wrong...:

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    Just came across this video. It sounds important. (and make sure you read post #4 in this thread and the rest of the thread.)

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan 12-02-2016, 01:53 PM Go to last post
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    LibForestPaul

    New Hampshire elections

    Thread Starter: LibForestPaul

    What are your views regarding New Hampshire election results, both at the national and state level. The election results seem to nix any chance of America not continuing its death march to socialism/authoritarianism, considering that many on this board believe it to be the 'Freest State'.

    Last Post By: LibForestPaul Today, 12:46 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://science.slashdot.org/story/16/11/22/2058256/no-evidence-of-aloe-vera-found-in-the-aloe-vera-at-wal-mart-cvs Reminds me of no meat in Taco Bell Taco Meat too...

    Last Post By: juleswin Today, 11:44 AM Go to last post
    Danke

    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...

    Last Post By: oyarde Today, 10:06 AM Go to last post
    jct74

    NFL player suspended 10 games for using marijuana to treat Chrohn's disease

    Thread Starter: jct74

    read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/seantrel-henderson-crohns-disease-marijuana_us_583f1a2be4b017f37fe20c1c

    Last Post By: jct74 Yesterday, 07:09 PM Go to last post
    AuH20

    Coconut Oil For Dental Hygeine

    Thread Starter: AuH20

    It's not a wive's tale. It actually works as I can attest. Cavities and abscesses will disappear. Obviously, it will take longer to drain cavities.

    Last Post By: Suzanimal Yesterday, 09:00 AM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Sugar-Free Products Might Actually Stop Us From Getting Slimmer

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://science.slashdot.org/story/16/11/27/2034255/sugar-free-products-might-actually-stop-us-from-getting-slimmer

    Last Post By: Mike4Freedom Yesterday, 12:25 AM Go to last post
    coyote_sprit

    Abilify commercial

    Thread Starter: coyote_sprit

    I saw the commercial for this medication a long time ago but forgot the name of it and saw it again today. YouTube - Savage Butt in Abilify Depression Commercial The actual commercial ends at 26 seconds and the rest is nothing but side effects which include death. This is one of the funniest medication commercials ever.

    Last Post By: timosman 12-02-2016, 05:01 AM Go to last post
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    Ronin Truth

    What If the Government Followed Its Own Constitution?

    Thread Starter: Ronin Truth

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/04/laurence-m-vance/feds-followed-constitution/

    Last Post By: Sonny Tufts Today, 12:44 PM Go to last post
    Jesse James

    John Prine

    Thread Starter: Jesse James

    Any fans of his? I have only listened to his self-titled album, but I swear he is the biggest libertarian songwriter there is... He could be a huge socialist for all I know but his songs sure sound libertarian as hell. Can't get enough

    Last Post By: pcosmar Today, 11:28 AM Go to last post
    Tywysog Cymru

    The Alt Right is an Ideologically Diverse Movement

    Thread Starter: Tywysog Cymru

    Highly renowned intellectual thinker Richard Spencer once said that the Alt-Right is a wide spectrum of beliefs. I think I have unfairly lumped them into one group and treated them all like they are the same. I came to this comclusion after doing some more research on people who identify as alt-right. So lets take a look at the different types of people in the alt-right. Please tell me if...

    Last Post By: sylcfh Yesterday, 05:03 AM Go to last post
    Saint Vitus

    Was Rand Paul's defense spending bill a good play?

    Thread Starter: Saint Vitus

    Mod note- thread title renamed. http://time.com/3759378/rand-paul-defense-spending/ Yes, this was posted in already in the Rand forum, but we all know that freedom of speech isn't allowed there. I would be interested to see RPF's real opinion on this matter. Obviously, it doesn't surprise me one bit. Its going to be fun to see all the typical apologists spin this one. I'm sure...

    Last Post By: sylcfh Yesterday, 04:58 AM Go to last post
    Pericles

    We Defy!

    Thread Starter: Pericles

    Discussion of this work, which has a theme similar to the free state project, but at a county level. http://www.amazon.com/We-Defy-Tale-Near-Future-ebook/dp/B01761FAGO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1446047066&sr=8-2&keywords=we+defy

    Last Post By: pcosmar Yesterday, 02:18 AM Go to last post
    kocbftn

    An Idea Good

    Thread Starter: kocbftn

    I was thinking the other day, what if, assuming that the government is a minarchy, or a nightwatchman state whose only purpose is to provide a national defense and court system, we could fund this government voluntarily through the government with voluntary lotteries and gambling where the profits would go to fund the government. Assuming that a minarchic republic would be very neutral and...

    Last Post By: Danke 12-02-2016, 09:13 PM Go to last post
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