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Operation Health Freedom
Source: CampaignForLiberty.com Submitted: 11/10/2009
Campaign for Liberty believes America's health care system is in desperate need of reform, but current proposals only cement the status quo by mandating further government interference and requiring Americans to either carry a government-approved plan or surrender more of their hard-earned money to the IRS.

There is a real alternative to yielding more power over our lives to Washington: implementing a plan centered on freedom, choice, and faith in the American taxpayers that they know how to spend their money better than some unelected bureaucrat.

In pursuit of this alternative, Campaign for Liberty is proud to unveil our Health Freedom Plan.

Our package includes legislation introduced by Congressman Ron Paul and Congressman John Shadegg. The cornerstone is Ron Paul's H.R. 1495, the Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009, which provides all Americans with a tax credit for 100% of health care expenses, a tax credit for premiums for high-deductible insurance policies connected with a Health Savings Account (HSA), and allows seniors to use funds in an HSA to pay for a medigap policy. In addition, it makes all medical expenses tax deductible.
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Debunking a "Man-Made Global Warming" Alarmist - Point by Point
Source: ClimateDepot.com Submitted: 11/09/2009
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd spewed out a rhetorical barrage on climate skeptics worldwide. See: Australian PM warns skeptics 'are too 'dangerous to ignore' and are 'holding the world to ransom' – November 6, 2009. Also see: here and here for more coverage of Rudd's speech.

Climate Depot has undertaken a point by point rebuttal to Rudd's claims. The full text of Rudd's speech is available here.

Rudd Claim: Skeptics are “powerful enough to threaten a deal on global climate change both in Copenhagen and beyond.”

Climate Depot Response: Yes, skepticism, the foundation of science, is and always has been strong enough to derail lavishly funded and politically motivated science based on wildly speculative climate model “predictions” and distortions of past climate records. A “scientifically meaningless” domestic carbon trading or international treaties will not impact global climate in any detectable ways, but will have huge human impacts.

--Rudd Claim: “The vested interests at work are simply too great.”

Climate Depot Response: What “vested interests?” You are not claiming that skeptics have some sort of funding that is in any way comparable to the tens of billions spent promoting climate fears, are you? See: Gore's path to become the first 'Carbon Billionaire' and see: The Global Warming Science Machine: $79 Billion and Counting.
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The article contains a LOT of additional links / references.
When Is It Legal To Frame A Man For Murder?
Source: Time.com Submitted: 11/06/2009
--"If a prosecutor KNOWINGLY (emphasis added) introduces false evidence at trial, that prosecutor is absolutely immune from lawsuit," explains Stephen Sanders, an attorney representing Richter and Hrvol. The rationale is that if prosecutors could be blamed for errors in a trial, they would become vulnerable targets for any litigious convict with an ax to grind.

"This means that some people who are genuinely wronged by a prosecutor [are not] able to recover," Sanders concedes. "But better that, the court says, than have prosecutors plagued by endless nuisance litigation or have them make decisions about whether or not to bring someone to trial based on whether they think they're going to get sued."

--Sanders says his clients have not admitted to any wrongdoing. They haven't admitted or denied that they framed two men for murder. Instead, they are claiming that their guilt doesn't matter, that it was legal either way.

But to McGhee and Harrington, it does matter. They spent 25 years behind bars for a crime that they almost certainly did not commit. And now the men have gone to the Supreme Court not for justice but for the simple right to seek it.
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So, based on this argument, a prosecutor can simply PAY a witness to say they saw you commit a crime (knowing full well the witness is lying in exchange for compensation) and then use that "eyewitness testimony" to convict you. "Liberty and JUSTICE for all" indeed.
Schiff for Senate Moneybomb - Nov 5th!
Source: SchiffForSenate.com Submitted: 11/04/2009
Because of your efforts thus far our team has raised more money than both Chris Dodd and the Republican front runner for the US Senate Race in CT.

But now is not the time to be complacent. There is irreversible momentum building behind our effort to reawaken the spirit of America.

I urge you to please donate today as part of our effort to break fundraising records and to help us show the country how committed WE are to real reform against the big government incumbents.

Our friends at Schiffsuperbomb.com have helped to organize what will certainly be a record breaking day. To further enhance their tremendous work, I ask that you please donate as much as you can before midnight tonight.
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If you miss the moneybomb, please consider donating anyway. Dodd losing his Senate seat in CT would be a HUGE victory for those of us seeking fiscal / monetary sanity.
Urgent Action Needed to Save Audit the Fed
Source: CampaignForLiberty.com Submitted: 11/03/2009
--We have all worked so hard to make an Audit of the Federal Reserve a reality. Together, we have led the fight to get congressional hearings, 308 cosponsors, and unprecedented attention around the country.

Now, you and I face our biggest challenge yet. And Ron Paul needs your help!

Mel Watt (D-NC), Chairman of the Monetary Policy Subcommittee, has sided with banking interests and is working to gut substantial audit provisions from H.R. 1207. The bill Congressman Watt has sent to the full Financial Services Committee contains no audit of the Fed’s monetary policy-making authority or transparency of the Fed’s secret agreements with foreign central banks.

Without these provisions, a so-called “audit” of the Fed would be worthless.
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Phone numbers are listed...give em a call and let em know!
Peter Schiff: What Government "Help" Has Done to Education (Video)
Source: SchiffForSenate.com Submitted: 11/02/2009
In 1918, a year of tuition at Yale cost $160, about 32 days of work for a factory worker at Ford. Today, that same worker has to work a year and a half. What changed? The government got involved to make college more affordable.  Watch here »
Economic Warfare (Video)
Source: BrassCheckTV.com Submitted: 11/01/2009
.  Watch here »
In nation after nation, these “economic warriors” make use of politicians who are willing to bury their citizens in debt. Out of that crushing debt, and the subsequent need for an endless supply of new loans, they slowly gain control.
The Nature of Government Power
Source: Larken Rose Submitted: 10/31/2009
--As I've said before, as bluntly as I can, the belief in "authority" stems from a refusal to grow up. As kids, we had big people we could whine to, to try to get whatever we wanted. When we get older, some of us realize that real life isn't like that, but some of us still want a giant nanny who we can whine to, who will save the day, fix everything, and take care of us. They wish, as hard as they can, that some huge, powerful entity will be there, to fight for them, to be on their side, to make sure that everything turns out well--the good are rewarded, the wicked are punished, there is truth and justice, and we all live happily ever after.

If such a thing was possible--some magical, omnipotent force which would always make good prevail--I'd be as thrilled as anyone. But there isn't. And expecting "government" to be that all-knowing, all-caring, all-powerful savior and protector is just plain idiotic! It never has been, never will be, and never could be.

"But we need government to protect the little guy!" Okay, but why would it? Sure, you might want that, but why would you ever expect it to happen? Look at the authoritarian regimes that talked the most about helping the lower classes, about being for "the people," and being against "the rich." That was the sales pitch for the Soviet Union, Red China, Hitler's Germany, and many more--but what was the result? Why do such regimes always end up creating a super-rich, all-powerful ruling elite, which constantly stomps on, oppresses, robs, and often murders "the little guy"? The answer is nothing more than basic human nature and simple economics. If there is a throne to be bought, someone rich will buy it.

--The answer is to not have an authoritarian control machine to begin with. If you don't have an all-knowing, all-powerful master, he can't be bought. But if you do have one, he will immediately be bought. Maybe some day people will understand that, and they'll stop engaging in the silly ritual of creating giant, unstoppable monsters, and then hoping they'll do the right thing.
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Speculation Mounts Over Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Bid
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 10/30/2009
CNN and the L.A. Times are speculating that Congressman Ron Paul may be about to announce that he will run for President in 2012 following the revelation that the Texan will speak at rallies in two key early caucus states next month.

Paul will visit the key early primary state of South Carolina on Nov. 9 to give a speech on “the future of individual liberty and the importance of the U.S. Constitution” at the University of South Carolina. He then moves on to Iowa, another key early presidential battleground, on Nov. 13 to speak to students at Iowa State University.

“This morning speculation was rife that South Carolina, which holds one of the early primaries in the presidential calendar, could be the launching pad for a new Ron Paul bid,” reports the L.A. Times’ Johanna Neuman.
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Related to the article above: Here is a clip where Ron helps Larry King understand the difference between "Corporatism" (something Ron Paul is adamantly AGAINST) and "Capitalism."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hn6ad4_FzM
Economics and Moral Courage
Source: Lew Rockwell Submitted: 10/29/2009
--Now, people outside of academia may not understand what this means. But inside academia, people know all about it. There are people in every department who expend the bulk of their efforts on the pettiest form of professional advancement. What is at stake? Not that much. But as we know, the smaller the stakes, the more vicious the fight.

Among the prizes are better titles, higher salaries, the ability to get the best possible teaching times, to reduce one's teaching load (ideally to zero) and office hours, to advance one's favorite people, to get a larger office with a puffier chair, to know all the right people in the profession, and, best of all, to lord it over others: to be able to reduce the influence of your enemies and increase the influence of your friends in a way that can cause people to become your lifetime minions and supplicants.

--Outsiders imagine that university life is all about ideas. But insiders know that the real battles that take place within departments have very little to do with ideas or principles. Strange coalitions can develop, based entirely on the pettiest of issues. Professional ambitions are the driving force, not principles. There are people in every department who are highly accomplished, but whose accomplishments have nothing to do with science, teaching truth, or pursuing a vocation as a real scholar.
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Even if you don't follow "economics" and even if you don't know "Mises" from "Keynes," this is a great read.

It's a moving story of moral courage, integrity and sacrifice. It beautifully illustrates the value of taking the long / principled road that leads to progress, when others are taking the the short-sighted / expedient road (straight into the dustbin of history.)

There are also some really great statements, not the least of which includes:

"...the most dangerous person on earth is an arrogant intellectual who lacks the humility necessary to see that society needs no masters and cannot be planned from the top down. An intellectual lacking humility can become a tyrant — and an accomplice in the destruction of civilization itself."

A Crash Course on Money presented by G. Edward Griffin
Source: RealityZone.com Submitted: 10/29/2009
G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, will conduct a one-day seminar on money in a city near you: How to earn it, protect it, and make it grow in troubled times.

*What is money; where does it come from; who makes it?

*How are you being plundered without even knowing it?

*Why should anyone care about the price of gold or silver?

*What is the truth about bailouts and stimulus packages?

*What lies ahead for the economy, and how to protect yourself?
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Soros: China Will Lead New World Order (with Video)
Source: Paul Joseph Watson Submitted: 10/28/2009
Billionaire globalist George Soros told the Financial Times during an interview that China will supplant the United States as the leader of the new world order and that America should not resist the country’s decline as the dollar weakens, living standards drop, and a new global currency is introduced.

Asked what Obama should discuss when he visits China next month, Soros stated, “This would be the time because I think you really need to bring China into the creation of a new world order, financial world order,” adding that China was a reluctant member of the IMF who didn’t make enough of a contribution.

“I think you need a new world order that China has to be part of the process of creating it and they have to buy in, they have to own it in the same way as the United States owns…the current order,” said Soros, adding that the G20 was a move in this direction.
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Taken from "Dishonest Money":

"By weakening us financially, those who control our monetary system are incrementally increasing their leverage. A wealthy, proud, and independent nation would never willingly surrender its sovereignty and ability to choose its own destiny. An economically devastated nation, chaotic and struggling to maintain social order, is another story altogether. Such a nation would be far more willing to accept help from a global body like the United Nations or IMF/World Bank, regardless of the strings attached. And THAT is the ultimate “profit” being sought in this game. The real prize is control."
U.S. Official Resigns Over Afghan War
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 10/27/2009
--A former Marine Corps captain with combat experience in Iraq, Hoh had also served in uniform at the Pentagon, and as a civilian in Iraq and at the State Department. By July, he was the senior U.S. civilian in Zabul province, a Taliban hotbed.

But last month, in a move that has sent ripples all the way to the White House, Hoh, 36, became the first U.S. official known to resign in protest over the Afghan war, which he had come to believe simply fueled the insurgency.

“I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan,” he wrote Sept. 10 in a four-page letter to the department’s head of personnel. “I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end.”
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The original story is from The Washington Post.
The Grand Chessboard (Video - Graphic)
Source: The Paradigm Shift Submitted: 10/27/2009
“We have an obligation to every last victim of this illegal aggression because all of this carnage has been done in our name.

Since WW2, 90% of the casualties of war are unarmed civilians, a third of them children. Our victims have done nothing to us. From Palestine to Afghanistan, Iraq to Somalia, to wherever our (‘leaders’) next target may be, their murders are NOT ‘collateral damage,’ they are the nature of modern warfare. They don’t ‘hate us because of our freedoms,’ they hate us because every day we are funding and committing crimes against humanity.

…Today we know the truth. Our soldiers do not sacrifice for ‘duty, honor, and country’ they sacrifice for Kellogg Brown and Root. They don’t ‘fight for America,’ they fight for their lives and their buddies beside them because (our leaders) put them in a warzone. They’re not ‘defending our freedom,’ they’re laying the foundation for 14 permanent military bases to ‘defend the freedom’ of Exxon Mobile and British Petroleum. They’re not establishing ‘democracy,’ they’re establishing the basis for an economic occupation to continue after the military occupation has ended.

…We must dare to speak out in support of those American war-resistors, the real military heroes, who uphold their oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against ‘all enemies, foreign and domestic’ including those ‘terrorist cells’ in Washington DC more commonly known as the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches. ...'Power concedes nothing without a demand.' "
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When the globalists finally make their move…when they’re certain it is time to bring this country to its knees and under the control of their long-sought “New World Order,” they will hold up these crimes as justification for their actions.

Just as WW1 “justified” their first attempt (the League of Nations) and just as WW2 justified their second attempt (the United Nations), everything since the illegal overthrow of Iran in 1953, to the illegal wars going on today (and perhaps even a much wider conflict between the U.S. and other “more significant” powers), will be held up as “the final proof” that there MUST BE a sovereign “global body” to keep all nations in line. The less we resist our corrupt elite, the easier it will be for them to sell their lie. (Portray themselves as the "good guys" when they've been pulling the strings and financing all kinds of evil the whole time.)
Lockerbie: Megrahi Was Framed
Source: John Pilger Submitted: 10/25/2009
"No one in authority has had the guts to state the truth about the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 above the Scottish village of Lockerbie on 21 December 1988 in which 270 people were killed. The governments in England and Scotland in effect blackmailed Megrahi into dropping his appeal as a condition of his immediate release.

--'The endgame came down to damage limitation,' said the former CIA officer Robert Baer, who took part in the original investigation, 'because the evidence amassed by [Megrahi's] appeal is explosive and extremely damning to the system of justice.' "
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Copenhagen Treaty: Will the U.S. cede sovereignty?
Source: DownsizeDC.org Submitted: 10/23/2009
We've received numerous requests to stop President Obama from signing a climate change treaty in Copenhagen this December. Many of these requests were inspired by a presentation given by Christopher Monckton at the Minnesota Free Market Institute on October 14.

Monckton says he has read the treaty, believes Obama is sure to sign it, and that it would cede the sovereignty of the U.S. to a world government. (For a video of his remarks on the treaty, go here. To see his full 95-minute presentation that challenges the global warming theory, go here.)

We have yet to see any kind of crisis successfully mitigated through greater coercion, centralization, and bureaucracy. Whether or not one agrees that there is man-made climate change, Monckton's allegations are pretty scary. Anthony Watts provides more scary stuff by providing extensive passages from the treaty.
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Fall of The Republic - The Presidency of Barack H. Obama (Video - Recommended)
Source: DishonestMoney.com Submitted: 10/22/2009
The first half of this documentary (1 hour) focuses on how the financial elite are using their power to bankrupt the U.S. and establish the "world government" they've been seeking for more than a century. The film points out how the leaders of BOTH major parties are simply puppets for those who own and control the financial system. The second half focuses more on how they lie, manipulate, divide, distract and exploit the masses.

Keep in mind, the film focuses on Obama because Obama is currently in power. (The filmmaker was equally harsh on Bush when he was busy serving the super rich / well-connected "special interests" destroying our country.)
 Watch here »
You can watch the full 2 hour and 20 minute film at the link above.
Interview w/ Barb Loe Fisher, Founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (Video)
Source: Mercola.com Submitted: 10/21/2009
Why is the government hyping the Swine Flu, even (in some cases) trying to FORCE people to take the vaccine, when all evidence points to this virus being less dangerous than past "seasonal flu" viruses?  Watch here »
Action Needed: Stop Senators from Watering Down "Audit The Fed"
Source: CampaignForLiberty.com Submitted: 10/21/2009
On Tuesday, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bob Corker (R-TN) introduced "The Federal Reserve Accountability Act," an attempt to kill HR 1207/S 604 by passing a bill that prevents a full audit and full transparency from America's secretive central bank.

While language in this bill would permit a limited audit of the Fed's actions in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and similar high profile bailouts, it would not allow an audit to review the Fed's inflation of the money supply or its agreements with foreign central banks, among other shortcomings.
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An Interview with David Ray Griffin about his new book (Audio)
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 10/20/2009
Alex talks with retired professor of philosophy, religion and theology, David Ray Griffin, about his newest book: The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False.  Listen here »
Europeans Reject Swine Flu Vaccine
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 10/19/2009
People throughout Europe are rejecting the H1N1 vaccine en mass, despite huge campaigns by their governments to get them to take the shot when it becomes available within the next week.

In Germany uproar continues to grow concerning the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and government ministers, as well as the armed forces there, will receive a special, additive-free H1N1 vaccine.

The soldiers and the German government elites will receive Celvapan, an adjuvant-free vaccine manufactured by Baxter. The German public, however, will receive a vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline which contains squalene and the mercury based preservative thimerosal.
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Oath Keepers pledges to prevent dictatorship in United States
Source: ReviewJournal.com Submitted: 10/19/2009
--Launched in March by Las Vegan Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers bills itself as a nonpartisan group of current and retired law enforcement and military personnel who vow to fulfill their oaths to the Constitution.

More specifically, the group's members, which number in the thousands, pledge to disobey orders they deem unlawful, including directives to disarm the American people and to blockade American cities. By refusing the latter order, the Oath Keepers hope to prevent cities from becoming "giant concentration camps," a scenario the 44-year-old Rhodes says he can envision happening in the coming years.

--Rhodes, a former firearms instructor, said he easily could have started Oath Keepers during the Bush administration, but his focus during those years was first on getting his law degree and then volunteering on the 2008 presidential campaign of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, a libertarian Republican in whose office Rhodes worked during the 1990s.

What Rhodes terms "the rise of executive privilege" during the post-9/11 years of the Bush presidency will in his opinion only accelerate with Obama in office. What's worse, he said, is that "gun-hating extremists" now control the White House.
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Here is some information on the last (known) plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a dictatorship.
http://joeplummer.com/1933_bush_coup.html

Oath Keepers is picking up where Smedley Butler left off. It's not "paranoid" to think powerful people, given the chance, would destroy our Constitution and seize dictatorial control. Rather, it demonstrates a profound ignorance of history and the nature of "power" to believe otherwise.
Don't Talk To The Police - Ever (Video)
Source: YouTube Submitted: 10/18/2009
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The professor (first 27 minutes of video) talks so fast that it's a bit distracting...that said, he uses sound arguments to illustrate why "talking to the police," whether you're innocent or not, can only hurt you.

The police officer's presentation (he comes on after the professor) is much smoother and also contains a lot of excellent information.

This and many other talks / documentaries are available for a couple dollars at:
http://www.onedollardvdproject.com/DVD-new/Order.html
British High Court rejects U.S./British cover-up of torture evidence
Source: Salon Submitted: 10/18/2009
While Mohamed, a British resident, was in American custody, the CIA told British intelligence agents exactly what was done to him, and those British agents recorded what they were told in various memos. Last year, the British High Court ruled that Mohamed -- who was then at Guantanamo -- had the right to obtain those documents from the British intelligence service in order to prove that statements he made to the CIA were the by-product of coercion.

--The 25 lines edited out of the court papers contained details of how Mr Mohamed's genitals were sliced with a scalpel and other torture methods so extreme that waterboarding, the controversial technique of simulated drowning, "is very far down the list of things they did," the official said.
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--"Torture is really good at producing ONE thing: confessions. Confessions eliminate the need for evidence. (Most human beings will confess to anything if tortured long enough - It makes no difference whether they’re a suspected heretic, witch, or enemy combatant.) Once a nation accepts this type of “justice system,” full-blown despotism is only a stone’s throw away."
http://stopthelie.com/on_torture.html
Max Keiser On JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Et Al’s Fraud (Video)
Source: ZeroHedge.com Submitted: 10/16/2009
--"The word is not 'froth' the word is 'fraud.' …This is an incredible case of accounting fraud and I really think that it’s interesting that the American peasants…the American peasants have got to be the stupidest people in the world today…They don’t mind becoming peasants, they don’t mind living like peasants, and if that IS the case, there is nothing we should do to try to stop them from sliding into 'peasant class.' ”  Watch here »
Drugmakers, Doctors Rake in Billions Battling Flu
Source: ABC Submitted: 10/16/2009
--Drug companies have sold $1.5 billion worth of swine flu shots, in addition to the $1 billion for seasonal flu they booked earlier this year. These inoculations are part of a much wider and rapidly growing $20 billion global vaccine market.

--As always with pandemic flus, taxpayers are footing the $1.5 billion check for the 250 million swine flu vaccines that the government has ordered so far and will be distributing free to doctors, pharmacies and schools. In addition, Congress has set aside more than $10 billion this year to research flu viruses, monitor H1N1's progress and educate the public about prevention.
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Ron Paul Responds to Lindsey Graham
Source: CampaignForLiberty.com Submitted: 10/14/2009
For far too long, the Republican Party has been controlled by the "neoconservatives," those who readily abandon the free market at the drop of a hat if it means expanding government power and who think the United States should be the policeman of the world. They want us to support those who throw substance and principle to the wind in favor of political expediency.

Last Monday night, Senator Lindsey Graham reiterated his disdain for Ron Paul and limited government conservatives at a town hall when he said that he was not going to allow the Republican Party to be "hijacked by Ron Paul."

Instead, he thinks we should get behind those who he tells us "can win," even if it means abandoning every belief we hold dear in the process.
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Dollar loses reserve status to yen & euro
Source: New York Post Submitted: 10/13/2009
Ben Bernanke's dollar crisis went into a wider mode yesterday as the greenback was shockingly upstaged by the euro and yen, both of which can lay claim to the world title as the currency favored by central banks as their reserve currency.

Over the last three months, banks put 63 percent of their new cash into euros and yen -- not the greenbacks -- a nearly complete reversal of the dollar's onetime dominance for reserves, according to Barclays Capital. The dollar's share of new cash in the central banks was down to 37 percent -- compared with two-thirds a decade ago.
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Bought and Paid For
Source: GeorgeWashington2 Submitted: 10/11/2009
Lobbyists from the financial industry have paid hundreds of millions to Congress and the Obama administration. They have bought virtually all of the key congress members and senators on committees overseeing finances and banking.

--Manhattan Institute senior fellow Nicole Gelinas says:

"The too-big-to-fail financial industry has been good to elected officials and former elected officials of both parties over its 25-year life span"

And economic historian Niall Ferguson says:

"Guess which institutions are among the biggest lobbyists and campaign-finance contributors? Surprise! None other than the TBTFs [too big to fails]."

No wonder two powerful congressmen said that banks run Congress. No wonder two leading IMF officials, the former Vice President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, and the the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City have all said that the United States is controlled by an oligarchy.
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Patriotism (With Video)
Source: Larken Rose Submitted: 10/10/2009
I've gotten lots of positive feedback about my silly song and video, "I Love My Country."About the only complaint, which I got second hand, was that someone didn't like me making fun of his flag and his freedom. Well, the song doesn't make fun of the flag, but it does make fun of his LACK of freedom. What I suspect the person actually felt was that I was mocking his version of patriotism. And in a way, I probably was.

--The trouble is, what most people call "patriotism" is nothing but mindless pack mentality. They "love" what they call their country based purely on the ACCIDENT of where they were born. So, it follows, if they were born in Germany in 1900, they would have ended up as "patriotic" Nazis. What would be good about that?

Other people, when they speak of "patriotism," mean loyalty to the idea of FREEDOM, because of the role that idea played in the creation of this country. Okay, THAT is something worth feeling attached to, even if the idea was mangled and corrupted along the way (from the very beginning, actually).
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Continental Congress 2009 - The Next Step For a Free People (Video)
Source: CC2009.us Submitted: 10/09/2009
Paraphrased:

This foundation, with the assistance of tens of thousands of people across the country, for ten years, has established a solid record of petitioning and identifying, with facts, all of these provisions of the Constitution that have been violated.

Whether it’s the war powers clauses, the money clauses, the tax clauses, the privacy clauses…we have laid out, with the assistance of Constitutional scholars, these violations and we have petitioned the government under the first Amendment’s accountability clause.

The government is legally obligated to respond. If they do not respond, then we have a government that has turned its back on the Constitution…we have a right to withdraw our money and our resources and our support from that government.
 Watch here »
CC2009 Delegate votes can be cast by either U.S. MAIL or at a CC2009 WALK-IN Election Center in your state this Saturday, October 10th.

Visit http://www.cc2009.us for more information.

If you'd like to show your support for cc2009 financially, you can do so here:
http://www.wethepeoplefoundation.org/00-Donate.htm
Amazing bicycle balance / control (Video)
Source: Telegraph.co.uk Submitted: 10/09/2009
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Take a 5-minute break from the daily carnage. This guy is amazing.
Watch What You Tweet
Source: Truthdig.com Submitted: 10/08/2009
A social worker from New York City was arrested last week while in Pittsburgh to participate in the G-20 protests, then subjected to an FBI raid this week at his home—all for using Twitter. Elliot Madison faces charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of instruments of crime. He was posting to a Twitter feed (or tweeting, as it is called) publicly available information about police activities around the G-20 protests, including information about where police had been ordered to disperse protesters.

--Madison, his wife and housemates were roused from sleep during the weekend when the Joint Terrorism Task Force swept into their house, keeping them handcuffed for hours, searching the house and removing computers and other property from everyone in the house. Madison said the FBI “for 16 hours, proceeded to take everything, from plush toys to kitchen magnets and lots of books ... they took Curious George stuffed animals.”

Rather than encourage and support the use of distributed, decentralized social networks to strengthen our democracy and dissent (remember, the Obama campaign itself relied extensively on these online and mobile tools), the government seems headed in the opposite direction.
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Former Lieutenant Colonel Sues Florida Over Forced Vaccination Policy (Video)
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 10/08/2009
A former lieutenant colonel who almost died from taking a smallpox shot is suing the state of Florida over a law that allows the government to forcibly vaccinate the public in the event of a pandemic.

Carmen Reynolds claims that the vaccinations she was forced to take during her 20-year military career destroyed her body-builder physique and also wrecked her internally, causing excruciating pain and permanently damaging her immune system.

The Florida law mandating forcible vaccinations in the event of a public health emergency makes no exceptions for religion objections or health conditions and allows for police force to be used to quarantine individuals who refuse to take the shot, or even forcibly inject them at gunpoint if necessary.
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Michael Moore Wants to End the Fed (He Just Doesn't Realize It)
Source: CampaignForLiberty.com Submitted: 10/06/2009
--Like all of his movies, Capitalism: A Love Story is very well made. Moore is exceptionally good at what he does, bringing wit, comedic timing, and emotional power to the screen. Also like all of his movies, he identifies real injustices and expresses appropriate outrage at them. However, throughout his distinguished career he has made the classic mistake of misidentifying the cause of the problems he depicts so poignantly on the screen.

He compares the United States to Rome and points to the similarities between our problems and theirs. He correctly identifies half of the cause of Rome's decline and ours: the government's unholy alliance with a landed aristocracy that plunders the wealth of the people for redistribution to the privileged few. However, he fails to recognize his solution as the other half of the cause of both Rome's decline and ours: the rest of society attempting to share in the plunder by means of majority vote (democracy). It was both of these forces acting together which destroyed Rome's currency and led to her eventual collapse. Like Rome, we are also afflicted with both of these ills.

The only real solution to our predicament is to implement a system that supports Bastiat's third alternative -- "where nobody plunders anybody." It is only by following this principle that justice can truly prevail. The most significant step in achieving such a system would be to eliminate the Federal Reserve System. Neither the Republican system of plunder for the wealthy nor the Democratic system of plunder for everybody is possible without monetary inflation. There is no way that government could ever achieve either through direct taxation.
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Recommended.
The demise of the dollar
Source: The Independent Submitted: 10/05/2009
In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.
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This article denies the story above:
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE59507620091006

And here, the author (Robert Fisk) defends the accuracy of his report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrD9sBBFFrc
Stupid in America (Video)
Source: 20/20 Submitted: 10/05/2009
Stupid in America, a 20/20 program hosted by John Stossel, compares the worst and best schools in America. The difference is not the amount of money spent but the degree to which competition and freedom-of-choice are present.  Watch here »
Will You Accept Forced Vaccinations? (Video)
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 10/04/2009
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Here is a reference for his “Bayer knowingly contaminated people with HIV” statement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2pD2HI-U5c

Here is reference for his “They nerve gassed out troops in Project Shad" statement:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_SHAD

Here is a reference for his “radiating children” statement:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworm_children

Here is a reference for his “Science Czar’s plan to sterilize the population” statement:
http://StopTheLie.com/sterilize-population.html

And here is a longer segment from the interview (Audio Only)
http://tree3.com/sound/aj/tenpenny9.24.09.mp3
Food STILL Has Excitotoxins hidden in it (Video)
Source: 60 minutes Submitted: 10/04/2009
This is a 1992 rebroadcast of a story on monosodium glutamate (MSG) that "60 Minutes" first aired in November 1991. Look at your labels...the problem still exists today.  Watch here »
There is a .wmv version available here:
http://tree3.com/Video/msg-60min.wmv

Here is a helpful PDF called: "Hidden sources of MSG in foods." The information is taken from Russell Blaylock's book: "Excitotoxins - The Taste That kills"
http://www.robrobb.com/articles/hiddensourcesofmsg.pdf
Report Documents Israeli Crimes Against Civilians in Gaza: Where's the Outrage?
Source: AlterNet Submitted: 10/02/2009
--Like its predecessors, the so-called Goldstone report, named after chief investigator Richard Goldstone, is devastating in its critique of Israeli actions: indiscriminate use of firepower; deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian structures, including hospitals, schools, mosques, water and sewage plants, and rescue vehicles; use of white phosphorus munitions in built-up areas; use of human shields; abusive treatment of detainees; imposition of a blockade on Gaza before and after the attack itself--the report concludes that Israel violated international humanitarian law, committed "grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention in respect of wilful killings and wilfully causing great suffering to protected persons," and war crimes, possibly even crimes against humanity. The courageous Israeli journalist Gideon Levy summed it up well in Haaretz: it was "an unrestrained assault on a besieged, totally unprotected civilian population which showed almost no signs of resistance during this operation."

--Predictably, the Goldstone report was met by a wave of angry denunciations from the Israeli government -- which had refused to cooperate with the investigators -- and most of the Israeli media. The mainstream media here have downplayed the investigation's significance; news coverage has been sparse, and not one major U.S. daily has seen fit to editorialize on it (unless you count a nasty little screed from the New York Daily News calling the report a "blood libel against Israel"). And U.S. pundits and politicians -- including UN ambassador Susan Rice, who called it "unbalanced, one-sided and basically unacceptable" -- have been overwhelmingly critical.

But it's not so easy to dismiss these findings. For one thing, the nearly 600-page report is carefully documented and comprehensive, and is based on field visits, public hearings, almost 200 individual interviews, photos, videos, satellite imagery and a review of more than 300 other reports. For another, its head, Goldstone, is one of the most respected and experienced international jurists, having served as a justice on South Africa's Constitutional Court and chief UN prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
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Aside from the ridiculous "pop up" the site is showing, this is a good read.
Police Shoot Homeowner 6 times, Then Plan Cover Up
Source: CourthouseNews.com Submitted: 10/02/2009
PHOENIX (CN) - A homeowner says a Phoenix police officer shot him six times in the back during a 911 home-invasion call, and the 911 tape recorded the officer's partner saying, "That's all right. Don't worry about it. I got your back. ... We clear?" The family says the officers were not aware that the 911 call was still recording as they spoke about covering up the shooting.  Read full article »
An Interview with former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern (Audio)
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 10/02/2009
Alex welcomes Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity or VIPS.

In this interview, Ray discusses everything from the JFK assassination to the lies that led us into Iraq, to the current "crisis" in Iran.
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Great interview...
“In China, At Least I Would Have a Trial”
Source: FFF.org Submitted: 09/30/2009
The U.S. government has just received the ultimate put-down from one of its Guantanamo prisoners. Arkin Mahmud, a Chinese Uighur who has been held at the prison camp for 8 years, stated ruefully, “In China, at least I would have a trial and sentence.”

What bigger insult than to be accused of providing less justice than that provided by one of the most vicious and brutal communist regimes in the world?

--We begin with the fundamental principle for which the United States has stood since the inception of our nation: People who are accused of crimes by the federal government are entitled to certain procedural protections, whose origins stretch back centuries into English jurisprudence. These include such principles as the rights to counsel, trial by jury, due process of law, habeas corpus, bail, speedy trial, and the rights to be free from arbitrary arrest, unreasonable searches and seizures, and cruel and unusual punishments.

Such crimes included the crime of terrorism, a crime that is expressly enumerated in the U.S. Criminal Code. That’s why, for example, Ramzi Yousef, who committed the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, was indicted, convicted, and sentenced in federal district court. The same goes for Zacharias Moussaoui, one of the 9/11 hijackers.
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Roll Back the PATRIOT Act
Source: DownsizeDC.org Submitted: 09/28/2009
--In short, the JUSTICE Act would give government agents powerful tools to spy on suspected terrorists, while preventing them from spying on YOU.

We would prefer to repeal the PATRIOT Act entirely, but until that can happen the provisions of the JUSTICE Act would move things in the right direction. Please take action to pass the JUSTICE Act.
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It takes just a couple minutes to join DownsizeDC. Once you've joined, it becomes much easier to let your "representatives" in Washington know what you think.

The Downsize DC system is available to you for free, but if you can support this great organization with a monthly pledge, please do so.
G-20: Government attacks peaceful protestors (Video - Highly Recommended)
Source: Citizen Journalist Submitted: 09/27/2009
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Abridging freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to peacefully assemble.
The 9/11 Commission Rejects own Report as Based on Government Lies
Source: Salem-News.com Submitted: 09/27/2009
--(CINCINNATI, Ohio) - In John Farmer’s book: “The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11″, the author builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version... is almost entirely untrue...

The 9/11 Commission now tells us that the official version of 9/11 was based on false testimony and documents and is almost entirely untrue. The details of this massive cover-up are carefully outlined in a book by John Farmer, who was the Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission.

Farmer, Dean of Rutger Universities' School of Law and former Attorney General of New Jersey, was responsible for drafting the original flawed 9/11 report.
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It's good that Farmer has come out to state the obvious, but some of the reviews at Amazon (like the review quoted below) make me question the sincerity of his effort.

--"The big give away comes on page 4 of the Introduction, wherein Mr. Farmer states with seemingly straight face the following nonsense,

'Of all the misleading accounts told by a government to its people, our government's account to its people about what happened on 9/11 is certainly not the most egregious. It didn't escalate a war, as did the Johnson administration's fabrication of the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1965. It didn't provide a pretext for aggression, as did the government's manipulation of intelligence regarding the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Nor did it precipitate a constitutional crisis, as did the Nixon administration's lies about Watergate or President Clinton's lies about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.'

The above four statements are Orwellian doublespeak and basically throw into doubt the true intentions as to why "The Ground Truth" was written. This book does nothing in terms of coming to grips with the hell on earth that the past administration unleashed using 9/11 as pretext..."
Expert on Infectious Diseases: Vaccine more dangerous than Swine Flu
Source: Fox Submitted: 09/26/2009
Infectious disease expert, Doctor Holtorf, admits he definitely would not give the Swine Flu vaccine to his kids.  Watch here »
Not exactly what the "News" anchor expected...
If the video above stops working, here is the audio:
http://tree3.com/sound/swinefluholtorf.mp3
Mandatory insurance: Yes, it’s a tax
Source: Boston.com Submitted: 09/25/2009
--“Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money [to buy insurance], fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?’’

Obama replied that the individual mandate “is absolutely not a tax increase,’’ since, in his view, there is good reason to impose it. He stuck to that position even when confronted with Merriam-Webster’s definition of “tax’’ - “a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes.’’
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Rand Paul MoneyBomb today!
Source: CampaignForLiberty.com Submitted: 09/23/2009
Today is a critical day in our fight to take back our country!

This evening, twenty three Republican US Senators are holding a $500 per plate fundraiser in Washington DC for Trey Grayson – my son Rand's opponent in the Kentucky GOP Primary. This big-money, insiders' event will be full of lobbyists and special interests The forces of big government and big banks know who they want in Washington, and they are pulling out all the stops to keep Rand out.

To fight back and to overcome this, many thousands of our grassroots activists are holding a Money Bomb today to help Rand deliver a powerful message to the Establishment. I am contributing, and I hope you will too.

Please visit www.RandPaul2010.com and donate as much as possible. Together, we can tell the Washington Establishment that our Liberty IS NOT FOR SALE and that we will make whatever sacrifice is needed to send Dr. Rand Paul to the United States Senate.
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"Judge Napolitano on Forced Vaccinations in Massachusetts" (Video)
Source: Fox Submitted: 09/22/2009
…Can they force adults to take vaccination? No. They will incarcerate adults without a trial, without charges, without even a search warrant…this is what the statute authorizes…The statute also authorized the police to remove children from adults, vaccinate them against the will of the child and the will of the parents…  Watch here »
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