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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ron Paul on the Civil War...

He says every other nation abolished slavery without a civil war. We had the bloodiest war in American History with 600,000 men dying. We could have bought all the slaves and freed them for a cost cheaper than those American lives.

I never thought of this before but I agree! No more useless wars.
P.S. Abe Lincoln's unprecedented war-time powers were used as precedent for the rest of American history: To Increase presidential power by stealth.
THE FOUNDING FATHERS wanted the executive branch to be the WEAKEST of the three branches of government. Abe Lincoln set a dangerous precedent that has evolved into what we have today: Accelerated with Bush because of 9-11, we now have a dictatorship.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

1 in 10 NH residents beep for Ron Paul!

One in 10 NH residents who who shop at NH Mall days before X-mas beep for Ron Paul

A few days before X-mas, Ron Paul supporters converged to Manchester, NH to do a sign wave. I counted 18 people at one point.

We gave out 200+ yard signs in 7 hours, tons of bumper stickers, hundreds of leaflets, and hundreds of pocket constitutions.

We were there for 7 hours, and I counted cars going by vs. cars that beeped (our sign said to Honk for Freedom). A set of 35-40 cars might pull into the mall driveway at a time (before the light turns back red), and I'd say we got on average like 3-6 of those beeped, a couple more gave the thumbs up (without beeping). If this is a representation of how many people will go and vote for Ron Paul in the NH primary election, it is an indication that he will win.

One in perhaps 200 (rough estimate) gave us a thumb down, or yelled the name of another candidate out the window.

I assume those who didn't do anything (Beep, thumb up or down, say anything) are undecided, or not strongly stuck on a candidate.

The phone polls are innaccurate because they target those who have voted in republican primary before, and don't call those who solely use cell phone users, and numerous other factors. Some phone polls make you choose "other" in order to vote for Ron Paul.

One sign geared towards those waiting at the light having enough time to read it said: "Ron Paul's X-mas List": 1) Bring the Troops Home & Change Foreign Policy 2) Cut Taxes AND Spending 3) Stop Inflation That Lowers America's Standard of Living 4) Restore Civil Liberties & Privacy

Merry X-mas; It's going to be fun when Ron Paul wins the NH primary and the media acts shocked.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

How Many More Will Die in ‘Gun-Free’ Zones Before the Media Start Asking Why?

How Many More Will Die in ‘Gun-Free’ Zones Before the Media Start Asking Why?

Vin Suprynowicz
My Discount Station
December 20, 2007

Police have identified Robert A. Hawkins, 19, as the assailant who killed eight people with a semi-automatic rifle (not an assault rifle) at the Westroads Mall in Omaha Dec. 5.

Chalk up eight more deaths to “gun control.”

The shooting was at least the fourth at an American mall or shopping center so far this year, including one in February in Salt Lake City.

Once again, the killer chose a “gun-free” zone.

Nebraska issues permits “allowing” qualified individuals to carry concealed handguns. (The Second and 14th amendments reaffirm that carrying a weapon is a right, not a privilege — states have no more legitimate power to require a “permit” for weapons carrying than they have to require a “permit” to attend church or publish a newspaper.)

Leaving aside this “permitting” scheme, Nebraska law allows property owners, such as the Westroads Mall, to post signs banning permit holders from legally carrying guns on their property.

(”Some chains such as Bag ‘N Save have posted signs, and shopping malls such as Westroads Mall have added ‘no weapons’ clauses to their posted codes of conduct,” the Omaha World-Herald reported on March 28.)

“The same was true for the attack at the Trolley Square Mall in Utah in February,” reports John Lott in his Dec. 6 article at Fox News, headlined “Media Coverage of Mall Shooting Fails to Reveal Mall’s Gun-Free-Zone Status.”

The question is not whether private property owners have a right to bar firearms on their property — they do.

(Though selective bans on only some civilians would surely be easier to challenge; watch to see if government police called to such locales are made to check their weapons before entering.)

Rather, the first question here is whether our government agencies are making it fully clear to the managers of buildings otherwise open to the public — such as Clark County’s courthouses and public libraries — that they will not be shielded from the financial repercussions should employees or customers die under circumstances where they could otherwise have defended themselves and others with their own firearms.

The second question? Mr. Lott, author of “Freedomnomics” and a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, put it very well in the Fox News column in question:

“A Google news search using the phrase ‘Omaha Mall Shooting’ finds an incredible 2,794 news stories worldwide” in the first 24 hours alone, Mr. Lott notes. “But … none of the media coverage, at least by 10 a.m. (Dec. 6), mentioned this central fact: Yet another attack occurred in a gun-free zone.

“Surely, with all the reporters who appear at these crime scenes and seemingly interview virtually everyone there, why didn’t one simply mention the signs that ban guns from the premises?” asks Mr. Lott, who posts the “No weapons allowed” sign from Salt Lake City’s Trolley Square Mall (it’s rule 10).

“Oh come on, Vin,” someone will protest at this point. “It wouldn’t matter even if these places did allow people to carry guns. Hardly anyone goes armed, so how often would a plain old non-policeman with a gun really save lives?”

Pretty often, it turns out.

In 1997, Luke Woodham slit his mother’s throat, grabbed a .30-30 rifle and headed to Pearl High School in Pearl, Miss. — another gun-free zone — to start shooting people.

The moment Vice Principal Joel Myrick heard the first shots, he took off at a sprint for his truck. (Because Mr. Myrick kept a handgun in his truck for just such an eventuality, a deadly stupid federal law required him to park it far from campus.)

Woodham shot until he heard sirens, then ran to his car. His plan, authorities subsequently learned, was to drive to nearby Pearl Junior High School and shoot more kids before police could show up.

Joel Myrick foiled that plan, positioning himself to point his gun at Woodham’s windshield. Woodham swerved and crashed the car. Myrick held the killer at gunpoint till police arrived, stopping the killing spree.

In 2002, as Mr. Lott reported in The National Review, “Two law students with law-enforcement backgrounds as deputy sheriffs in another state stopped the shooting at the Appalachian Law School in Virginia. … The students ran to their cars, got their guns, pointed their guns at the attacker, ordered him to drop his gun, and then tackled him and held him until police were able to arrive,” thus saving many lives.

At the Trolley Square attack in Utah this year, “Possibly the ban there was even more noteworthy because the off-duty police officer who stopped the attack fortunately violated the ban by taking his gun in with him when he went shopping,” Mr. Lott reports.

“There are plenty of cases every year where permit holders stop what would have been multiple victim shootings, but they rarely receive any news coverage,” Mr. Lott protests. “When will part of the media coverage on these multiple-victim public shootings be whether guns were banned where the attack occurred?”

Fortunately, we saw the way it works when citizens are armed, less than a week after the Omaha shootings. Shortly after midnight on Dec. 9, Matthew Murray, who had been rejected from a missionary school in Colorado, shot and killed two staffers there. Twelve hours later he drove to the parking lot of the related New Life Church in Colorado Springs, where about 7,000 people were present for the midday service, and opened fire in the parking lot, killing two young women.

Jeanne Assam, 42, a member of the congregation who used to work as a police officer, volunteers to guard the church.

Assam hid. She waited until Murray — carrying a rifle, two pistols and a backpack with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition — entered the church. Then she “came out of cover, identified myself and took him down,” she told a packed news conference Monday.

The coroner later reported the wounded assailant took his own life — but not till Assam had blown him to the ground.

Authorities and her minister say Assam saved untold lives — lives that would have been lost, had Murray attacked in a disarmed-victim city like Los Angeles, New York or Washington.

If you frequent public buildings or work for an employer who bars you from carrying your otherwise legal self-defense weapon, consider advising your loved ones in writing that — in the event you should die under circumstances where you could have saved yourself and others with your handgun — you want the proprietor sued personally.

Guns save lives. Since banning guns costs lives, shouldn’t the individuals who ban self-defense — not the victimized taxpayers — pay the price?

Skull And Bones - Mainstream Media Admit It's Real

An 83-year-old George H. W. Bush apparently made what could be his last pilgrimage to Skull and Bones over the weekend when he purportedly paid a visit to the tomb and rekindled his loyalty with the secret society death cult for the first time in nearly 10 years.

Skull and Bones is a secret society based at Yale University which recruits just fifteen members a year. The vast majority of its members have gone on to occupy positions of high power and influence.

The practices of Bonesmen have been scoffed at by the establishment as frat boy tomfoolery for decades but robbing graves, kissing skulls, masturbating in coffins and performing mock sacrifices is exactly the kind of behavior you’d expect from an Ed Gein or Charlie Manson, and not the people with their finger on the nuclear button.

A Typical Hillary Clinton Fundraiser, Best of Friends: Bush and Clinton

A Typical Hillary Clinton Fundraiser:

Best of Friends: Bush and Clinton:

Kroger: Why do you put flouride in the bottled water for babies?

My comments to Kroger Corporation:

"Why do you put flouride in the bottled water for babies?

Some people say flouride is good, some say it's bad.

But a growing list of evidence says it is a public health concern.

The EPA lists the flouride routinely added to drinking water as a toxic substance. In fact, it is the by-product of the aluminum mining industry.

Adolf Hitler was the first to use Flouride in drinking water, to sedate his prisoners because flouride is a mind-altering sedative.

I encourage your company to do the research and look at both sides of the arguments and until the time you take flouride out of the water of the most innocent and defenseless beings, babies, I will be boycotting your company and encouraging others to do so."

You can send a similar message via:

Via the webform:

Kroger Corporation
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1100


Over the past ten years a large body of peer-reviewed science has raised concerns that fluoride may present unreasonable health risks, particularly among children, at levels routinely added to tap water in American cities."


"In summary, we hold that fluoridation is an unreasonable risk."US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HEADQUARTERS' UNION, 2001.

"Carefully conducted studies of exposure to fluoride and emerging health parameters of interest (e.g., endocrine effects and brain function) should be performed in populations in the United States exposed to various concentrations of fluoride."US NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, 2006

"I am quite convinced that water fluoridation, in a not-too-distant future, will be consigned to medical history." Dr. ARVID CARLSSON, Pharmacologist, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine, 2000.

Video of We Are Change Ohio Confronting Kroger @ Corp HQ:


Peter Power Flees: 7/7 an inside job

The managing director of the company that eerily, and some charge suspiciously, were running drills identical to the events that unfolded on 7/7 in London had to flee from members of We Are Change UK this week when he was asked to explain who had hired his consultancy firm to run the exercise that coincided with the bombing.

Peter Power, head of Visor Consultants, was a former Scotland Yard official, working at one time with the Anti-Terrorist Branch.

On the afternoon of July 7th, 2005, Power told a BBC radio interviewer that his company was running an exercise for an unnamed group that revolved around three bombs going off at precisely the same tube stations and precisely the same time as those that were hit that morning.

Watch the video @

Good coverage of Ron Paul on MSNBC

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ron Paul on Mad Money, Glen Beck

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

End Income Tax, Replace with NOTHING. Ron Paul 2008.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ron Paul Blimp?

Ron Paul letter writing campaign - IA and NH

Ron Paul letter writing campaign - IA and NH



Shooting in Butte, Montana

Shotgun preteen vs. illegal alien Home Invaders Butte, Montana November 5, 2006

Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.

It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine.

Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.

When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive.

It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45 caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.

Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news....

Now that is Gun Control



Forecast: U.S. dollar could plunge 90%:

Gerald Celente is not your garden variety doom-and-gloom crackpot. Celente, director of Trends Research Institute, forecasted the subprime mortgage financial crisis and the decline of the dollar a year ago and gold’s current rise in May. He also predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis and the fall of the Soviet Union. “We are going to see economic times the likes of which no living person has seen,” he told United Press International.



Monday, December 03, 2007

National Debt Grows $1 Million a Minute

National Debt Grows $1 Million a Minute

Ron Paul is a baby elephant

Ron Paul is a baby elephant
December 3, 2007

From around the country, Ron Paul's followers are descending on New Hampshire to go door-to-door for their man. But what do they really want?

Read the whole article here or at's main page on Monday December 3rd:

Here's part of the article explaining the title:

"In elementary school, I fell in love with the idea of America," he says, adding that he is not sure he will be able to afford staying in New Hampshire through January. "I tell people I can't afford to do it, but I can't afford not to do it."

But perhaps the best explanation of the Paul phenomenon came from Rammelkamp, the young man from Long Island who had taken on significant credit card debt for the Paul campaign. He told me that to understand Paul, I had to think of the American people as a baby elephant, chained to a tree. "It realizes that it can only walk 5 feet in each direction. It realizes that it is a slave. When it grows old enough, it is strong enough to break away from the tree. But it doesn't know." He pauses, to let this sink in -- the American people are a captive animal unaware of its own power to claim liberty. "When was the last time you tried it?" he asks me of breaking free. "Maybe you are strong enough."

And so for thousands of his supporters, Paul has begun to symbolize freedom itself. He is the baby elephant who broke his chains, the Guy Fawkes for a new millennium. And with his candidacy, his supporters believe he shows a way out of the morass in Iraq, a way away from the burden of taxation and the fear of economic insecurity, a way to strike back against the creeping power of the federal government and the free-spending culture of Washington. He is a political savior for people who feel trapped by two political parties that have failed to solve the nation's problems, by a political dialogue that often skirts the real issues, and by a federal government that expands its power by marketing fear. Ron Paul, they hope, is the way out. "It's like do or die," says Linda Hannan, a 35-year-old paralegal from Staten Island, N.Y., as the Murphy's celebrations continue. "Liberty and freedom are our future."

Obama, Romney, and Thompson Supporters ALL Fail Attempt to Emulate Ron Paul's "Money-Bomb"

Obama Supporters Fail Attempt to Emulate Ron Paul's "Money-Bomb"

Ron Paul's campaign raised $4.2 million from 37,000 supporters on Nov. 5th and other candidates have taken notice. A Barack Obama supporter created an event called Barack's Friday that was supposed to raise the campaign $5 million on Nov. 16th. The event was a LITERAL BOMB; the event raised a mere $4,650 from 72 individuals.

Here is the proof from Barack's website:

Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney have also failed to emulate "money bombs" of any substantial significance.

Contrast that, to having hundreds of people travel from all around the country, quitting their jobs, and going into personal debt, to campaign in New Hampshire door to door in 3 degree windchild for Ron Paul. Read the article from about the lengths Ron Paul supporters are going through to save the country.

All Obama's money is coming from corporate PAC money because people aren't enthusastic about him.

All Ron Paul's money and volunteers are coming from people who know we are living in serious times and don't want, but KNOW we HAVE TO change the country/world, AND SOON before it's too late.

The dollar is collapsing; economists admit we're probably going into another Depression soon. Ron Paul's solutions for the economy/foreign policy are what we need to turn around. Not Barack Obama, who offers no solutions to this issue and says attacking Iran is OK and fear-mongering just like everyone else "we need to stop the terrorsits"!

Go to google news and type in "dollar" and research it yourself. Then go research what Ron Paul has been saying and doing in congress for 3 decades about it.

Another Ron Paul Money Bomb will be on December 16th, commemorating the Boston Tea Party Anniversary. So far over 22,000 people have pledged to donate $100 or more -

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ron Paul Collecting Fans, Big Money

Ron Paul Collecting Fans, Big Money
By CHARLES BABINGTON | Associated Press Writer
4:50 PM EST, November 15, 2007

WASHINGTON - Those who dismissed Rep. Ron Paul as a joke in the Republican presidential primary campaign aren't laughing so hard these days.

The Texas libertarian's rise in the polls and in fundraising proves that a small but passionate number of Americans can be drawn to an advocate of unorthodox proposals such as returning to the gold standard and abolishing the income tax, CIA and Federal Reserve.

Paul, 72, recently set a one-day, online GOP presidential fundraising record, and pulled slightly ahead of Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee in a New Hampshire poll, where he had 8 percent of the Republicans' support. In Iowa, he tied John McCain for fifth place, with 4 percent each.

Paul remains a very long shot for the nomination. But as the only Republican candidate backing a prompt troop withdrawal from Iraq -- and an airing of possible impeachment charges against Vice President Dick Cheney -- he appeals to a mix of liberals and conservatives who feel alienated and deeply distrustful of the government.

"Where the extreme left and the extreme right meet, you'll find Ron Paul," said Merle Black, an Emory University political scientist and co-author of the book "Divided America."

"He strikes a chord with some segments of the population," especially with his quixotic, uncompromising style, Black said. "But there's a pretty low ceiling in terms of his actual vote."

Paul, who earned a medical degree from Duke University and embraces the nickname "Dr. No," often casts the only House vote against proposals he sees as too meddlesome or unworthy of taxpayers' money.

In recent months he was the only House member to oppose an expression of support for Northern Ireland's new power-sharing government, a condemnation of "the persecution of labor rights advocates in Iran" and a statement citing the importance of "providing a voice" for relatives of Americans who have vanished.

He was one of two Republicans to vote against funding the Defense Department in 2008, and against urging the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Paul is Congress' most prominent advocate of returning to the gold standard, which the country abandoned in the 1930s. In its purest form it would mean that all paper currency in circulation could be redeemed for gold.

Supporters say the gold standard would curb inflation and boost confidence in the economy. But others say it would trigger severe recessions because the Federal Reserve could no longer manage the money supply in times of economic weakness.

For that matter, Paul would eliminate the Fed altogether as an impediment to free markets.

Paul breezily talks of eliminating the personal income tax, saying it provides about 40 percent of federal revenues, which spending cuts could absorb. The government's funding level would approximate that of 2000, he says, although government statistics put the figure closer to 1995.

In a phone interview Wednesday, Paul said he is inching up in the polls "because more people have heard the message."

He said he was stunned when supporters raised $4.2 million for him on Nov. 5, mostly through the Internet. It broke Mitt Romney's one-day fundraising record, $3.1 million, for Republican presidential candidates.

"Something is going on," Paul said. "It's all spontaneous," he said, and reflects a hunger for smaller government, greater adherence to the Constitution and "a pro-American foreign policy."

Paul said the United States should leave the United Nations. "I don't like giving up our national sovereignty," he said.

The government should gather intelligence, he said, but dismantle the CIA, which he accused of blunders and abuses of power.

Democratic-drafted charges that could lead to a House impeachment vote against Cheney, Paul said, deserve careful deliberations by congressional committees.

Presidential debate moderators typically pay scant attention to Paul and two other House members seen as fringe candidates. But he has triggered some crackling exchanges on the Iraq war, unusual for primary campaign debates in which most candidates hold similar views.

At a mid-May debate in South Carolina, Paul infuriated Rudy Giuliani and others by saying U.S. troops' presence in Saudi Arabia contributed to al-Qaida's decision to attack the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

"If we think that we can do what we want around the world and not incite hatred, then we have a problem," Paul said. "They don't come here to attack us because we're rich and we're free. They come and they attack us because we're over there."

Many Republicans condemned the remarks. But Paul's supporters rhapsodize about his candor and integrity on Web sites and at "meet ups."

"We didn't really believe we could find an honest politician," said Cecelia Poole of Elkton, Md., describing how she and her husband intensely researched Paul's record. First drawn to Paul's hardline stance against illegal immigration, Poole said she found herself agreeing with him on monetary policy, the war and other issues.

"He would turn this country around in the way that it needs to go," said Poole, a semiretired mortgage broker. She and her husband now travel to several states, she said, "promoting him everywhere we go."