• AmericasLastHope

    by Published on 12-18-2013 08:35 PM

    PRINCETON, NJ -- Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.



    The latest update comes from a Dec. 5-8 poll. Gallup has documented a steady increase in concern about big government since 2009, rising from 55% in March 2009 to 64% in November 2011 and 72% today. This suggests that government policies specific to the period, such as the Affordable Care Act -- perhaps coupled with recent revelations of government spying tactics by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden -- may be factors.

    Currently, 21% name big business as the greatest threat, while 5%, a record low, say big labor. The high point for big labor was 29% in 1965. No more than 11% of Americans have chosen big labor since 1995, clearly reflecting the decline of the labor movement in the United States in recent decades.

    The historical high choosing big business, 38%, came in 2002, after a series of corporate scandals rocked major corporations including Enron and Tyco. Also at that time, Americans may have been less willing to choose government given the rally in support for government institutions and officials after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    Full piece: http://www.gallup.com/poll/166535/re...k&utm_term=All
    by Published on 12-10-2013 05:49 PM

    By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News

    A private ambulance service that transported more than a half-million patients a year in six states abruptly shut down without explanation, leaving dozens of cities and towns scrambling for medical transportation options this week without a word of warning.

    First Med EMS, based in Wilmington, N.C., served hospitals and other medical facilities in more than 70 municipalities in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. It operated under the names TransMed, Life Ambulance and MedCorp, boasting in publicity materials: "We take pride in our performance and the safety of our patients. We refuse to compromise on this."

    First Med's website was inaccessible Tuesday, and calls to corporate offices either reached disconnected lines or weren't answered. Company workers said in Facebook posts and tweets that they were told the corporation had declared bankruptcy, but no bankruptcy documents were yet on file in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

    First Med was the largest EMS service in Ohio, where at least 1,500 paramedics and other medical workers were left jobless in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Cincinnati, Youngstown and numerous smaller towns.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...ix-states?lite
    by Published on 11-06-2013 06:50 PM

    I've only been here for two years, and got within 39 votes of first place out of eight candidates for four seats! I couldn't have done it without the support of the local Paulers.

    I'm looking forward to endorsing Rand for President when he visits our state for the State Republican Convention!
    by Published on 07-11-2013 08:28 PM

    More and more children being arrested for trivial things…



    #1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

    #2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

    #3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.

    #4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

    #5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.

    #6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

    #7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

    #8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.

    #9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

    #10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.
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    UtahApocalypse

    Rph 2020

    Thread Starter: UtahApocalypse

    I hear by ask, and nominate that our own "Ron Paul Hawaii" Micheal run for president in 2020 :) He by far represents the liberty movement, and has sacrificed much more than any of us to try and preserve our nation.

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    Zippyjuan

    White House defends "moral" border policy that leads to separation of families

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/live-white-house-press-briefing-today-2018-06-14-live-stream-updates/ More at link. Link to Romans 13: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13&version=NIV

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    timosman

    Trump told Shinzo Abe he’d ship 25 million Mexicans to Japan

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://nypost.com/2018/06/15/trump-told-shinzo-abe-hed-ship-25-million-mexicans-to-japan/

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    timosman

    Hillary 2020

    Thread Starter: timosman

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    Swordsmyth

    On Donald Trump's "Madness" & A New Gold Standard

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    What that great world monetary system based on the paper dollar has done to the US, was quite unexpected: it consists in obtaining foreign goods by tendering paper money in payment, something that is fundamentally fraudulent. And that fraud has come back to haunt the US, quite unexpectedly. The unexpected result of Triffin's (or "Hugo's") Dilemma, has been the de-industrialization of the...

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    euphemia

    Dems Gain Entry to NJ Immigration Center After Arguing With Cops

    Thread Starter: euphemia

    A worthy read, my friends: Even after being promised access, Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey voiced his indignation at security protocols at the facility. "Now they're asking us to empty our pockets like we're common criminals?" he tweeted. "We are duly elected Members of Congress -- and we want access," he wrote, adding that he had been very "patient." link

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    timosman

    Trump says WaPo staffers should strike: 'We would get rid of Fake News for an extended period

    Thread Starter: timosman

    Trump says Washington Post staffers should strike: 'We would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time' http://thehill.com/homenews/media/392666-trump-says-wapo-staffers-should-strike-we-would-get-rid-of-fake-news-for-an

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    aGameOfThrones

    NYC Majority Leader Cries Over calling Gangs and Crews..."Gangs and Crews"

    Thread Starter: aGameOfThrones

    https://www.themaven.net/bluelivesmatter/news/video-nyc-majority-leader-cries-over-words-nypd-uses-to-describe-gangbangers-jdgzXejnn0WG4I2mBgDqvg/ There is a video were she is "crying" though it looks more like fake crying.

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    Swordsmyth

    California Elementary School to be Named After Illegal Alien

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    The new school will be named after award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, after the Mountain View Whisman School District board voted on Thursday. Vargas emigrated from the Philippines with his family to America when he was 12 years old. In a statement after the vote, Vargas said, “As a proud product of the Bay Area’s public school system, I am overwhelmed by this totally unexpected...

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    enhanced_deficit

    Historic: American Trump and Korean Kim Jong Un to meet on June 12 in Singapore

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    This highly anticipated summit on the heels of prisoners release could be truly historic even if it is true that high level meetings/prisoners releases have taken place before and recent demand by NK leader could turn out to be problematic: Kim Jong-un Wants US Promise Not to Invade in Exchange for Nukes New York Magazine Apr 29, 2018 Especially after current POTUS trashing Iran deal...

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    Swordsmyth

    It looks like North Korea is coming through with a 'major' denuclearization step for Trump

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    US president Donald Trump left experts baffled when he said North Korea had agreed to destroy a missile engine testing site after emerging from his summit with Kim Jong Un, but it now looks like North Korea is making good. "They secured the commitment to destroy the missile engine testing site. That was not in your agreement," Trump said in a press conference after the summit, referencing...

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    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:...

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    DamianTV

    Complete Myth Of Low US Unemployment

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    http://stephenlendman.org/2018/05/myth-low-us-unemployment/ Full article on link. --- Take a quick peek at "(1)" where it says "... in frustration within, but not exceeding, the past 12 months". How is it during the Great Recession we had Unemployment Benefits carried out for 99 weeks? That is nearly 2 years! So here is where the smoke and magic of numbers occurs. The Obama...

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    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...

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    Swordsmyth

    One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "Many may be...

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    Krugerrand

    What food-bearing trees do you grow?

    Thread Starter: Krugerrand

    I planted 6 apple trees this spring. I'm espalier pruning them according to this method: http://www.woodbridgefruittrees.com.au/html/espaliers.html I'm thinking about paw-paw and hazelnuts for next year. Has anybody here had much experience with either? My space is far from unlimited. Hazelnuts seem to be a good nut option since they aren't as big as most others.

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    Madison320

    The free market solution to school shootings.

    Thread Starter: Madison320

    How about privatizing the schools and letting the parents decide which schools are safest? As far as I can tell I'm the only one here with this idea, which is a little disconcerting since this is supposed to be a libertarian forum. It's bad enough that kids are getting shot at schools, but the fact that the government forces your kids to attend makes it even worse.

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    Republicanguy

    Mr Yang democatic candidate

    Thread Starter: Republicanguy

    This hopeful candidate would like to implement that welfare initiative universal basic income. https://www.yang2020.com/meet-andrew/

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    timosman

    Enron Chairman and CEO Kenneth L. Lay Charged With Conspiracy, Fraud, and False Statements

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/pressrel/press-releases/former-enron-chairman-and-chief-executive-officer-kenneth-l.-lay-charged-with-conspiracy-fraud-false-statements

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    timosman

    Can the Deep State justify its own existence?

    Thread Starter: timosman

    What would be the best argument in favor of the Deep State?

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    Brian4Liberty

    Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback A perfect storm of political upheaval has led to the resurgence of a label with centuries-old roots. By DEREK ROBERTSON - June 16, 2018

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    timosman

    Would you be mad at us if you found out we were fucking with the electoral process?

    Thread Starter: timosman

    Poll attached.

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