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      by Published on 08-22-2014 05:34 AM
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      But of course.

      http://www.newser.com/article/560609...dictments.html
      WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.

      "We need to have all of our options open," Perry told a standing-room-only crowd at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
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      Every option except non-intervention, ya mean.
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      The potential 2016 presidential candidate dismissed the "limited" air strikes that President Barack Obama has ordered ...
      by Published on 08-21-2014 09:53 AM

      "we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class" ... Unless they're reciting the Socialist pledge of allegiance?

      http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/20/te...ying-bless-you

      Not to be outdone by Summerville High School in South Carolina—where writing about shooting dinosaurs can get you arrested—Dyer County High School in Tennessee has suspended a teenage girl for saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.

      That's according to the girl's account of events, reports CBS Charlotte:
      Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.

      She said that we’re not going to have godly
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      by Published on 08-20-2014 07:15 PM

      I am so glad he was born.

      Happy Birthday, Dr. Freedom!
      http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/...ay-dr-freedom/

      Today is Ron Paul’s 79th birthday. This great man used to be known in Congress as Dr. No for his opposition to the statist, warmongering, Keynesian legislation that he fought. But he really deserves the title Dr. Freedom for all the positive work he has done for our ideas, continues to do, and will do in the future. People all over the world look to him as Dr. Libertarian, and he is that, too. He is, of course, unique in American political history for his principles and steadfastness. He’s also a great physician and athlete, a leader by example and family patriarch. He is Dr. Peace, a man who chose medicine as a profession so he could never be forced–in those days of the draft–to carry a rifle and shoot people on orders of the government. Indeed, he is the champion of all the ideas that undergird civilization: freedom, peace, and private property, and learned teacher of Austrian economics, too. He is a man of faith, who worships the Prince of Peace. What an honor to know him. What an honor to acclaim him.
      I haven't donated to him in a long time. That ends today! http://ronpaulinstitute.org/donate-now.aspx

      Ron Paul: My Birthday Appeal
      http://www.fitsnews.com/2014/08/20/r...rthday-appeal/
      Dear Friend of Peace and Prosperity,

      Today is my birthday, and though it is not polite to ask for a present I am going to make an exception this year. Won’t you please send a gift of support to my Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity? It would mean so much to me and to our cause.

      We are fighting the war party, challenging their propaganda at every turn. But we are on the ropes and we need your help – as I write this to you they are trying to lie us into yet another war that could be the end of us all. Our job is to tell the truth and to expose their lies.
      [...]
      Won’t you help me give these merchants of death their deserved comeuppance? Here, your generous donation is tax-deductible, and your dollars do massive good.

      There is so much else to do with publications, conferences, student internships, and teaching peace and prosperity. We are making great progress, but a closed sign on the door will strike a fearful blow against our ideas.

      Pro-war, pro-Keynesian groups are rolling in money. But because they are fathers of lies, and we have the truth on our side, we do not need to match them.

      But we do need your help. Your tax-deductible donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, or more would be like a rescue squad.

      Help me wipe the smirk off the neocons’ faces, and all those who kill for profit, and kill freedom in the process. I am counting on you.
      ETA: Done!

      Aug 20, 2014 Payment To Foundation for Rational Economics and Education Completed $50.00 USD
      by Published on 08-20-2014 08:35 AM

      This is really great. I hope it goes viral. No, introspection is not its strong point, and neither is the Golden Rule, but hypocrisy sure is. "Do as we say, not as we do."

      http://www.theburningplatform.com/20...other-country/

      This is a hysterical satire of what the rest of the world sees when we dictate what should happen in their countries. Introspection is not a strong point of the American Empire.

      Via Vox

      How would American media cover the news from Ferguson, Missouri, if it were happening in just about any other country? How would the world respond differently? Here, to borrow a great idea from Slate’s Joshua Keating, is a satirical take on the story you might be reading if Ferguson were in, say, Iraq or Pakistan.

      FERGUSON — Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence.

      “We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.

      The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis.

      America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.

      Continued: http://www.theburningplatform.com/20...other-country/

      Related, and not satire: Human Rights Watch USA – Amnesty International Deploys In America
      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...eploys-america
      by Published on 08-19-2014 05:13 PM

      "Contempt of cop" comes to mind. Nice to have one admit it.

      http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/19/po...-want-to-get-s

      "If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground," warns Officer Sunil Dutta of the Los Angeles Police Department, "just do what I tell you."

      The thing is, Officer Dutta (pictured) is also an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice at Colorado Technical University. And he uttered those words not in the heat of the moment, but in an opinion piece in the Washington Post responding to widespread criticism of police attitudes and tactics currently on display in Ferguson, Missouri, but increasingly common nationwide.

      Continued...
      by Published on 08-17-2014 04:32 PM

      BSC! McCain called us the Bob Taft wing. One of the few things he's ever gotten right.

      I added the link to the Kauffman piece, since Krayewski was too lazy to check Unz.org for it.

      Return of the Anti-War Right
      Sen. Rand Paul is among those insisting on a less aggressive approach to foreign policy.
      http://reason.com/archives/2014/08/1...anti-war-right

      In the February 1987 issue of reason, Bill Kauffman wrote about the history of the "anti-war capitalists," explaining that while this cohort of activists did not look like the kind of protesters that were most prominent in the "peace movement" of the 1960s, '70s, and even '80s, they could trace their intellectual roots through a long tradition of libertarian
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      by Published on 08-15-2014 05:20 PM

      This was Grayson's amendment (last item on the page). So many police statists waging a War on Us.

      My rep didn't vote, again, because she's a coward.

      Ferguson's Rep. Lacy Clay Voted Against Amendment to Limit Military Surplus Transfers to Local Cops, Just Two Months Ago
      http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/14/fe...ted-against-am

      In June, the House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act. Among the amendments was one by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) which would’ve prohibited funds from being used to transfer certain kinds of military surplus to local police departments. The amendment failed by a wide margin, with only 62 votes for and 355 against.
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      by Published on 08-15-2014 02:08 PM

      They're preparing for the economic collapse due to their Central Planning.
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      At his Voices of Liberty channel, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul puts the violence in Ferguson (which happily subsided last night under the direction of saner police commanders and less confrontational tactics) in the larger context of "Too many bureaucrats with guns, too many laws, too many regulations, too many prisons—all designed to protect the state."

      It's a point, he reminds us, that he made in the wake of the Boston bombing, when police locked down the entire area in search of two suspects. "The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city," he wrote at the time, in a widely reported statement.

      With regard to recent events, he comments:

      Protesters to the police killing an unarmed teenager have been met with tear gas, a substance banned in warfare. Police-initiated violence should surprise no one. NSA spies on everyone without warrants. Drug busts with SWAT teams making mistakes are common. The excessive use of police power should be an expected consequence of big government, which is authoritarian by nature.

      Too many bureaucrats with guns, too many laws, too many regulations, too many prisons—all designed to protect the state. The people’s liberties are forgotten.

      As the economy continues to deteriorate, expect the violence to accelerate. The unfairness of the distribution of wealth that is caused by economic intervention is the constant, smoldering issue that can turn a skirmish with the law into something much bigger. When root causes are not understood, emotions can easily take over.
      Continued: http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/15/on...a-culture-of-v
      by Published on 08-15-2014 07:44 AM

      The Neo-Trotskyites and the MIC are having a very good week.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...re-threatened-

      Escalation over the Ukraine conflict, a/k/a Cold War 2.0, just took another major step forward. Because here comes the cavalry... literally.

      While the world is focused on the first deployment of US marines in Iraq in nearly a decade, as "humanitarian advisors" of course so as not to destroy the Nobel peace prize-winning aura of the US president who is rapidly becoming a warmonger on par with his predecessor, a far more dangerous development took place overnight with nobody noticing, when the Pentagon announced that approximately 600 soldiers from the Army’s
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      by Published on 08-14-2014 06:12 PM

      Better late than never. Next up, form a militia so you're not demanding that the Bundy people come save you from out-of-control mobs in and out of uniform.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...tml?1408047427

      Steve Walsh, owner of Ruby's Guns in Ellisville, Missouri, described sales as double what they usually are. "I've had shipments come in every single day this week, and that’s not normal," he said.

      "I'm about to fill up the back of my Suburban with a whole bunch of handguns and shotguns," Walsh added. "Because of the rioting, everyone's nervous up here now."

      In the days since a police officer in nearby Ferguson fatally shot an unarmed teenager on Saturday afternoon, ...
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