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Saturday • January 31 • 2015

Vol.VII • No.V

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FAA shuts down ride-sharing for air travelers

Fri, 2015-01-30 22:28 +0000

The federal government has blocked efforts to expand the "ride-sharing" models pioneered by Uber and Lyft to the flying public.

The Federal Aviation Administration says "flight-sharing" -- when online services connect private pilots with passengers willing to split the cost -- is against the law. But one startup is fighting back, CBS News' Don Dahler reports.

Pilot Matt Voska said he helped launch Flytenow to make flying more affordable.

The concept is simple. Pilots post flight plans to the website, and passengers offer to pay some of the fuel and other costs - something allowed long before the Internet came along.

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How I'm Working to Make Liberty as Popular as the NFL

Fri, 2015-01-30 18:17 +0000

I spent 7 years in the Army and Army Reserves and had planned on making a career out of it, but when I started to notice that the freedoms I thought I’d been fighting for overseas were being eroded here at home, it led to my becoming a civilian again and a peace and freedom activist.

Some of you might remember the video that made sure I became a civilian again -

After making that video, I immediately wanted to help make things right, so I got involved in politics, volunteered on a few campaigns, worked on a few, and managed a congressional campaign. We were largely ignored by the media, and I came to believe that until we changed the media, we’d always be on the losing end of things. I had that belief reinforced when told that most movements that won the day in the past, had won because of something in the media that became popular, pushed the culture, and then the culture pushed the political class.

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Booed in the Bible Belt

Fri, 2015-01-30 18:14 +0000

Booed in the Bible Belt

I didn't realize how dark it was until that night,
Of all places, I thought they would get it right,
But in darkness that could be felt,
They booed Ron Paul in the Bible Belt.

In the land of chapels and churches and more,
Where Bibles can be bought in every store,
Abysmal darkness enveloped all,
As they booed Dr. Ron Paul,
And under ever-darkening skies,
They cheered those with blood-lust in their eyes,
In the very place where great men once prayed and knelt,
They booed Ron Paul in the Bible Belt.

It was when Ron Paul took a stand,
Apply the Golden Rule to every land,
Quoting the words that Jesus said,
But he spoke to hearts quite dead,
And in that darkness that could be felt,
They booed Ron Paul in the Bible Belt.

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Some GOOD News! Romney announces he will NOT run for President.

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:07 +0000

This just in:

Fox News reporting Mitt Romney has announced that he will not seek the Presidency.

Best decision he ever made.

Liberty Now!

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Obama destroyed & called a war criminal in Irish Parliament

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:57 +0000

Obama destroyed & called a war criminal in Irish Parliament WOW MUST SEE

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Rand Paul hires Texas GOP chairman for campaign. ..huge roladex and unlimited donor contacts

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:50 +0000

Rand just hired the top GOP dog from texas, right under perry and cruzes noses..unlimited contacts for every part of the Texas GOP infrastructure and donor base.

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Greece: Syriza's Original 40 Point Manifesto

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:42 +0000

Some interesting stuff here, not all of it really great but some of it certainly is. I think #37 is my favorite:

"Withdrawal of Greek troops from Afghanistan and the Balkans. No Greek soldiers beyond our own borders."

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How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:41 +0000

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity
by Maria Popova

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”

“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,” musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: “My attention warms and sharpens… Making music changes my body.” Kurtz’s experience, it turns out, is more than mere lyricism — music does change the body’s most important organ, and changes it more profoundly than any other intellectual, creative, or physical endeavor.

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What does Liberty mean to you?

Fri, 2015-01-30 00:30 +0000

All these thoughts about showing up so as not to get fined, and liberty not being as popular as football has me wondering.

What does Liberty mean to people? A friend of mine in Boston told me that the concept of liberty is too abstract to easily grasp onto. It has to be made concrete for people to really identify with it. That is when I came up with the slogan "Liberty is the right to be who you are." I think that is a succinct summary of one aspect of liberty.

But what does Liberty mean to you? You can be succinct or verbose. I'm curious as to how you define it.

I very much enjoy reading your thoughts, good people of the Daily Paul!

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Sons of Liberty: A Review

Thu, 2015-01-29 22:00 +0000

by Nelson Hultberg | Americans for a Free Republic

History channel, January 25-27, 2015.

Directed by Kari Skogland; written by Stephen David and David C. White.

The History channel’s new miniseries, Sons of Liberty, will anger the purists and the prudes. But it will delight the swashbuckler in the rest of us. It is a big, bodacious screening with superb production values that covers the lead-up years to the American Revolution, 1765-1775. Yes, certain liberties are taken with some of the facts and events. The main characters are glamorized. But the essential theme of America’s birth is kept intact: we as a nation were spawned by a band of rebels made up of assorted firebrands, smugglers, and philosophers all coalescing together under the rubric of Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man.” Besides, what depiction of history is not romanticized by making the main characters a bit handsomer and younger than they, perhaps, were. Certainly not any depiction made for television.

The main character striding through Sons of Liberty is the famous Samuel Adams, played robustly by British actor, Ben Barnes, who doesn’t give us an actualization of Adams’ role in history, but rather a symbolization of it. First of all, Barnes is in his early thirties, and Adams was 51 years old when he fomented the Boston Tea Party. So the producers of Sons of Liberty are trying to give us the symbolic Sam Adams and what his role was in the creation of America. Sam Adams was the quintessential rebel mind. He didn’t have the scholarly genius of Thomas Jefferson, but he had a brilliant revolutionary mind. And valor permeated his entire life. He blended mind and defiance as well as, and perhaps better than, any of our Founders.

Sam Adams told his fellow patriots in 1773 in the build-up to the Boston Tea Party, “It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

This is what brings about all revolutionary change in history – small minorities of men and women fervently committed to a cause that will require courage and resourcefulness to bring into fruition. Yes, luck is also necessary, but mostly courage and resourcefulness because luck eventually descends upon us all. It’s the ones with courage who ride the luck into history and change the fate of mankind. Sam Adams and the “Sons of Liberty” were these kind of men. They seized the opportunity that the arrogant, blundering British gave to them.

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Ben Swann on RT America: Gov. Jesse Ventura Re: “American Sniper”

Thu, 2015-01-29 21:40 +0000

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Jami Tillotson, Public Defender: arrested for doing her job.

Thu, 2015-01-29 19:12 +0000

Jami Tillotson, a public defender in San Francisco has been arrested for standing by her client. Plainclothes police officer asked Jami Tillotson to stand clear so they could take a picture of the defendant but Jami Tillotson refused and said that they were OK and did not need their pictures taken... Officer said that he'd arrest her for resisting arrest, to which she replied "please do"

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Code Pink Tries to Arrest Kissinger – John McCain Tells Them “Get Out of Here You Lowlife Scum”

Thu, 2015-01-29 18:23 +0000

A Senate hearing opened this morning with Code Pink protesters trying to arrest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for “war crimes.”

The protesters, bearing signs reading “Kissinger War Criminal” and “Cambodia,” rushed up behind the 91-year-old diplomat at the witness table of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which was holding a hearing on global challenges and the U.S. national security strategy.


Later, when Kissinger began his opening statement, more protesters popped up in the room, screaming about Vietnam and rattling off his “war crimes.”

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U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie Seeks To Boost Social Security Payments

Thu, 2015-01-29 18:04 +0000

Through coercive means there cannot be compassion.

U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has re-introduced legislation that would increase the amount of money seniors get to take home in their Social Security checks. The Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589), would eliminate income taxes on Social Security benefits. This would help many struggling older Americans to live a better life during their golden years.

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NSA's Water, Power Supply Under Threat in State Legislatures

Thu, 2015-01-29 16:41 +0000

Congress failed to agree last year on a measure that would reform the practice of mass government surveillance, but privacy-minded state legislators have a back-up plan for shutting down alleged violations of their constituents’ constitutional rights.

In eight states, legislators are pushing bills they hope will either boot National Security Agency facilities or ban the agency from setting up shop. The bills would prohibit state and local governments from offering material support to the agency, including use of public utilities that carry water and electricity.

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Another Anti Vaxxers Moment

Thu, 2015-01-29 16:12 +0000

For those like me, you know being an antivaxxer in today's world of misinformation and medicating for profit over true patient care is a consistent struggle of debates, insults, intolerance and bigotry. Initially, the predictable storm of hate started to spread as soon as news of the measles breakout began. With no concrete evidence, blame was instantly placed by the medical industrial complex funded media on those damn antivaxxers, and/or evil nonvaxxing foreigners. Everyday I have seen comment after comment from people I know that "parents who don't vaccinate their kids should die", and "if it weren't for these horrible antivaxxers, we would all be safe from these things". Even with all this blind negativity, there are still rational debates that we can have that will win hearts and minds among the public.

I have to say, I am endlessly grateful for those brilliant individuals who have taken advantage of the attention as the public are searching for stories on this event, to get real information out there for everyone to see. For every rude, and nasty comment i see which is basically calling for me as a parent to not have the right to chose the type of care my family gets, there is a brilliant article about how misinformed the general public is on the subject, mostly due to their own choice to remain incompetent, since the evidence is out there for all to see.

But this time it's different. Finally, after all this time, the debate is not just about autism. Obviously the autism debate is valid, and incredibly important. The problem with the autism debate though, is it creates a one hit wonder of sorts that seems to limit the debate on both sides, and in most cases further the divide between rational people. There are so many valid arguments that can be made against vaccines which are easier to prove, and more effective on people who may not normally be part of the extensive debate.

Even though I have never made the argument against vaccines based solely on the possibility of autism, the general public who wish to debate me, or many others in the antivax community, cling to this idea like its our one hit wonder. Even if I don't mention autism at all, their arguments always use that topic like its the only hand I can play. But for years I have used a different approach. One which, with this current outbreak, can be proven true beyond a doubt, and can result in changing the mindset of so many to begin questioning what has been spoon fed to them by the media and the medical complex, and that is efficacy.

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Son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Utah

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:32 +0000

(Reuters) - The son of a Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed stand-off with federal agents in a dispute over cattle grazing rights last year has been arrested in Utah, officials said.

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Driver's Licenses: Repugnant to the Constitution, and getting more repulsive

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:31 +0000

The right to TRAVEL by the common mode of the times is something the SCOTUS has upheld. They have stated you cannot charge people to exercise their rights, but the states ignored the rulings and kept issuing licenses to drive. Now, there are folks here who can give you proper schooling on the difference between "drive" and "travel" but in a nutshell, if you are NOT engaged in a commercial enterprise with your vehicle, you are travelling, not driving. (Welcome to Babylon, where nothing means what you think it does.)

One of the very first Ron Paul supporters I met was in the heat of this fight. He spent a lot of time in court, a lot of time in jail, and he finally left the state and, I suspect, got a license. Last I heard he was driving a concrete truck and I just doubt he got that job without a license.

I do not understand why this issue is not a hot topic in liberty circles. In Idaho, we were so proud when we "defeated" the "REAL ID Act" but it seems we are about to be punished for our insolence. In my opinion, if the Boise airport cannot take my Idaho license as legal ID, the airport needs to move to another state, but that is not how this will go down.

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A minute and 33 seconds of awesomeness

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:28 +0000

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Ron Paul to interview Edward Snowden!

Thu, 2015-01-29 04:43 +0000

In a Voices of Liberty exclusive event, Edward Snowden will reveal his political ideas, positions on issues and provide insight on how to cause an epidemic of truth-telling, as called for by former Congressman Ron Paul.
Be sure to participate in the poll below to show your position on Edward Snowden as a hero or traitor.

Ask Edward Snowden your question!

Today YOU have an opportunity to pose the burning question you’ve always wanted to ask Edward Snowden! We are accepting submissions and will select from among them the questions we will ask Edward Snowden in an upcoming interview. Your question could have a chance to be heard and answered by the famous NSA whistleblower.

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