Ron Paul: A Visitor from the Past

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Would Ronald Reagan endorse Ron Paul?

He already did!
Military and Veterans for Ron Paul 2008

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ABC News: McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man

ABC News: McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man

John McCain Vs Ms. South Carolina

The Racist Card

The media loves to smear only the people it doesn't like. Here's a "fair and balanced" overview of some choice racist remarks from the actual 2008 presidential contenders.

The Difference: Barack Obama & Ron Paul

Iraq, Iran: All About the Benjamins

A very interesting read about the dollar and the real reason we went to war with Iraq. Article by Krassimir Petrov, published originally on 17 Jan, 2006 but still very relevant and informative. (Thanks to cdwitmer at the Daily Paul.)

"A nation-state taxes its own citizens, while an empire taxes other nation-states. The history of empires, from Greek and Roman, to Ottoman and British, teaches that the economic foundation of every single empire is the taxation of other nations. The imperial ability to tax has always rested on a better and stronger economy, and as a consequence, a better and stronger military. One part of the subject taxes went to improve the living standards of the empire; the other part went to strengthen the military dominance necessary to enforce the collection of those taxes.

Historically, taxing the subject state has been in various forms—usually gold and silver, where those were considered money, but also slaves, soldiers, crops, cattle, or other agricultural and natural resources, whatever economic goods the empire demanded and the subject-state could deliver. Historically, imperial taxation has always been direct: the subject state handed over the economic goods directly to the empire.

For the first time in history, in the twentieth century, America was able to tax the world indirectly, through inflation. It did not enforce the direct payment of taxes like all of its predecessor empires did, but distributed instead its own fiat currency, the U.S. Dollar, to other nations in exchange for goods with the intended consequence of inflating and devaluing those dollars and paying back later each dollar with less economic goods—the difference capturing the U.S. imperial tax. Here is how this happened."

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Is McCain on Top?

Spencer Ackerman of The Washington Independent and Megan McArdle of The Atlantic debate whether John McCain deserves the front-runner status the media has given him. Bloggingheads: Is McCain on Top? | New York Times Video

Bill Clinton has a dream during MLK speech

During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president seemed to get a little sleepy.

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Fred To Drop Out

From Marc Ambinder on his blog:
"Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson has told several Republicans that he has decided to drop out of the presidential race and will make public his intentions by close of business.
Thompson does not plan to endorse any rivals for now, even though one of his best friends is Sen. John McCain.
He's been visiting his mother, who is ill, in Tennessee."

If Thompson endorses McCain, it's certainly not going to be rewarded with a spot on his ticket as a running mate. It's almost certain that will go to his new BFF Joe Lieberman. McCain and his dad have been very big supporters of Israel (Google McCain USS Liberty), so this makes a lot of sense. If Thompson really wants to make a difference and seriously impact this race then an endorsement of Ron Paul would be really huge. C'mon Fred! Do the right thing!!

I DON'T Heart Huckabee!

If you think this guy is all baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet, please take a look atMike Huckabee - EXPOSED! to get to know the real Mike Huckabee. Just another egocentric jerk running for president. Another CFR suck-up.

Huckabee's latest: Shrewd or Crude?

Digital Journal:
"Mike Huckabee recently called a press conference, in a room filled with negative posters about Mitt Romney, presumably to unveil a new ad campaign. Before the new ad was played however, Mr. Huckabee seemed to have a change of heart. He told reporters the ad would be pulled… but not before showing it to “every news outlet in the country,” according to Fox News"

Can this guy be trusted? The terms "snake in the grass" and "weasel" come to mind.

New Better Gmail 2 fixes New Gmail Glitch

If you use Gmail and Firefox, you really need to get Better Gmail 2 Firefox Extension for New Gmail. It adds a number of cool scripts to Firefox which let you save searches and "floats" the signature up to above the quoted message. This is my only real big annoyance with Gmail.
This utility has been out for a while, but it "broke" when Gmail upgraded to their new interface. Better Gmail 2 once again makes everything works as it should. Thanks, Lifehacker!

Zenn - The Electric Car from Canada

From the guy who brought us news of Canada's National Igloo, Rick Mercer presents the pride of Canada--the Zenn car. I'm sure Ed Begley, Jr is probably on his way to buy one!

Ron Paul: The Great Escape

Awesome Ron Paul music video!

The Fed as Portrayed by Lego

Here's a fun, but true YouTube video about our money problems. Ron Paul makes a guest appearance.

McCain Connection to the USS Liberty Incident

I first heard about this incident through Alex Jones' excellent documentary Terrorstorm. Now I read that John McCain's father was in the middle of this whole incident. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to an overzealous support of Israel.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is the “Conscience of the Senate.” Nevertheless, he won’t come clean about what really happened to the USS Liberty, at the hands of the Israelis, via napalm, gunfire, torpedoes and missiles, on June 8, 1967, 13 miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. McCain’s conscience, it seems, has its limits. I suspect it’s because the powerful Israeli Lobby weighs in so ominously in Washington, DC, protecting the interests of its favorite country -- Israel -- and making sure the mostly mousey congress people are kept totally in line or else. (

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Will ‘Ace’ McCain Flame Out Again?

This is from 2000, but since it's all historical, there's nothing new about it anyway. Still, for anyone who still thinks that Senator McCain is a great choice for prez, please educate yourself on who this guy really is--another "fortunate son", albeit from a military family.

"Over the years he’s played many roles and worn many titles, including Navy aviator, prisoner of war, hero, congressman, U.S. senator, Washington insider, maverick outsider and, now, presidential candidate. But the one title of which few are aware is that of “service ace.”

John Sidney McCain III is known among many of his Vietnam flight buddies as “Ace” McCain. This title has not been bestowed upon McCain because he destroyed five enemy aircraft. On the contrary: It was five on our side — in fact, five of his own. Since throwing his hat into the presidential ring, the fact that McCain was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy nearly at the bottom of his class has been publicized. His star-crossed flying, on the other hand, remains unknown to most."

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Ron Paul vs Mike Huckabee

Wow! 68,000 views in 3 days. A real soldier sets the record straight on real honor, what's really going down in Iraq and shows his support for Ron Paul. I was impressed by this guy's ability to articulate his position clearly and forcefully (after a shaky start). Check it out! (Update: The poster got so much attention that he took the vid down. This is a mirror.)

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2007

From Judicial Watch:
"Washington, DC –Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”"

The list includes Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama. Hey, Obamamaniacs: Barack is business as usual, folks!!

John McCain - Iraq Is Safe and Sunny

Attention CBS News: Dump Katie Couric and hire this guy! "billybobjoe57" has 545 videos on youtube. Sounds like a real internet celebrity to me! Check this video out, but beware of some pg-rated language (that wouldn't make it on CBS News.)
Insane McCain enjoys a glorious walk through the Bagdhad market several months ago. Too bad it was all for the media. There was tons of protection and afterwards the marketplace became a target of violent insurgents.

McCain: "Make it 100!"

Sounds like John "Insane" McCain likes having us over in Iraq. On whether we stay in Iraq for 100 years, McCain says, "It's fine with me." Could this be McCain's "macaca" moment? Pass this link around!

CNN: New Hampshire GOP Boycotts FOX news Forum

Ron Paul gets some great free publicity thanks to Fox News. They decided to exclude him from their candidates forum on Sunday. Way to keep it "Fair and Balanced"! No wonder why they call it Faux News.

Microsoft charges customers for free services

"Thousands of customers are paying almost $120 USD per year to Microsoft for an Internet subscription service that includes e-mail, security, and other features.

But Microsoft gives away almost identical services absolutely free in Windows Live and the Windows operating system itself, while neglecting to inform those who pay through the nose.

Free Windows Live eclipses MSN Premium

Microsoft's for-pay service, known as MSN Premium, is a collection of broadband features that must be accessed through a special browser: MSN Explorer. Once downloaded and installed, this browser supports Web surfing, an interface for e-mail and calendar programs, and Microsoft's online encyclopedia, Encarta Premium. Other features, such as an included digital image editor, are accessible by launching a separate application."

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Microsoft Virtual Labs

Microsoft Virtual Labs give you great hand-on training by letting you login to a remote computer equipped with the tools you need to try out software before you buy it. It's a great way to get up-to-speed on new technologies. (Something us IT junkies are constantly doing.) Try out Vista, Office 2007, Exchange, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003, SMS 2003 and more at this site. There's also a lot of Developers' Apps to try out! Cool stuff!!

By the way, another great Microsoft resource is the TechNet Library.