Friday, December 30, 2011

Yes Colin, Something Definitely is Amiss

An edited version of the article below by #ColinMcIntosh which originally appeared in @dailypaul here appeared in today's opinion section of the Miami Herald which you can view here. It's well worth your time and on a happy note if Colin is any reflection of our nations youth, we may just stand a chance.

Well done Colin.

To the GOP Establishment: Insult Ron Paul Supporters at Your Own Risk


-A Letter of Warning to our Party "Leaders"

“Don’t tread on me.”

Recently, something’s been amiss in the Mainstream Media when discussing the topic of Ron Paul’s candidacy. As the Texas congressman’s support has surged to 15% nationally in the latest Washington Post poll, the Very Serious Republicans who write Very Serious Columns and give their opinions on Very Serious Shows have changed their tune. They aren’t as confident, as cocky, or as arrogant as they used to be when predicting the 2012 presidential election.

Now, they sound scared; they sound nervous; they sound shaken. But most importantly, they sound resolute that they, and not their audience, represent the opinions of mainstream America. They are wrong, and their gamble will be costly.

In the absence of facts to support the Establishment candidates, the media has turned to personal insults, childish mockery, and deliberate misinterpretation of Dr. Paul’s lessons. Their goal, quite shamefully, is to convince Ron Paul supporters that the candidate that they believe in has no chance of winning the nomination, let alone the general election. Here are some of this past week’s headlines from around the web:

“Huckabee slams Ron Paul, says he has ‘no chance’ to win Republican nomination”- The Hill

“Ron Paul can’t be allowed to win Iowa”- Daily Caller

“Why Ron Paul Can’t Win”- Wall Street Journal

“If Ron Paul wins Iowa, does that make the state irrelevant?”- Christian Science Monitor

I have written before that this type of overt pressure from our media to change your vote because “your candidate can’t win” constitutes a form of disenfranchisement. Despite Paul’s rise to the front of the pack in Iowa, the Media still ignores that his national support from Republicans has risen from 9% to 15% in a month (Washington Post/ABC poll 12/18/11). They refuse to report the fact that he only loses 49-44 in a hypothetical race against Obama, down from 52-42 just one month ago. They will never tell us that 21% of polled Americans chose to vote for Ron Paul as a third party candidate over the hypothetical choices of President Obama or Romney/Gingrich, and this last statistic leads me to my main point: if the GOP nominates anyone besides Ron Paul, Barack Obama will win the 2012 election.

Why?

Currently, Establishment Republicans are issuing an obvious warning to Paul’s base: vote for Romney, or the Democrats will win in November. Clearly, they hope this ominous bit of advice also reaches the millions of Americans who are still learning about Ron Paul’s views. Well, Dr. Paul’s supporters have a retort: we don’t give a damn.

There are worse things than having a Democrat in the White House, and disenfranchisement is among them. We will not vote for whom we are told. We will not vote for a candidate who espouses a policy of preemptive war. We will not vote for the continuation of a flawed, costly, discriminatory drug war. We will not vote for the circumnavigation of the Constitution. We will not vote for a candidate (Romney) who has received just 10% of his campaign donations from actual people (from opensecrets.org). And we will not feel remorse for a Republican party that has abandoned us.

I am a registered Republican, but when I listen to my so-called party leaders, I become infuriated and visibly despondent. When did preemptive war become our national defense? When did the desire to police the world become so mainstream that we forgot that our nation was birthed from a

repugnance to imperialism? When did we concede that the federal government has the right to regulate our lives to the point of quiet despotism? And most importantly, when did we become convinced that our votes and voices only matter if we support the perceived frontrunner?

As an advocate of liberty, I will vote on principle over party, every time. If the Republican party took the time to educate its members on the issues, rather than simply bullying them into submission, their party wouldn’t be so splintered right now, and perhaps Dr. Paul would have a unified force behind him heading into November. Instead, GOP leaders seem committed to promoting the status quo, to increasing their own power and influence, and to keeping the $upport of moneyed interests. If the GOP Establishment is successful in convincing Republicans to nominate Romney instead of Paul, and Paul does indeed run as an Independent, Obama will win with 45% of the vote, and the GOP will have no one to blame but themselves.

-Colin M. is a senior at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and will graduate this spring with bachelor degrees in economics and business administration.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Imagine the Boot on the Other Foot

#RonPaul argues for facts over fear, sound money over fiat, and the Constitution. This short (3 minute) video is dedicated to all the warfare-economy chickenhawks who think "the terrorists" hate us for our Freedoms and our Liberties. So yes, imagine the shoe, ooops make that boot on the other foot. Please share this with your friends, family and loved ones.



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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Neocons React to Rising #RonPaul Poll Numbers

Newly released video of neocons (and warmongering chickenhawks) reaction to Ron Paul's rising numbers in the polls. Much thx to R.G for bringing this to my attention.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Founding Fathers Candidate

#RonPaul. I am certain the founding fathers of this great nation would be vigorously supporting him for President. I also think they would agree wholeheartedly, which I do, with Mr. Paul's litmus test assertion to the warmongers. That being something I have said for years, will they send their kids and grandkids into battle to risk life and limb.

Please enjoy this short video and please share it with your friends and family. Here is the link to the video just in case the one below doesn't play.



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Need Dramamine?

The cats over at #ZeroHedge (thx guys!) relay what #Art Cashin of #UBS had to say (need Dramamine?) regarding this market. Via UBS, here is how trader, #Gary Kaltbaum described the market recently.
  1. Crash into early August, then hit a low where market rallied up 10% in six days.
  2. We then dropped about 7% in 3 days.
  3. We then rallied up about 9% in 7 days.
  4. And then in 2 days we dropped about 8%.
  5. In 2 days we rallied up 5.5%.
  6. And then next 2 days we dropped 6%.
  7. And the next 5 days we rallied up 7%.
  8. And the next 3 days we dropped about 9%.
  9. Next, we rallied up about 7%.
  10. The next 4 days we dropped about 10%.Culminating with the wash out on Oct 4.
  11. And then in 5 days we rallied up 11%.
  12. Sat around.had two big gaps into the highs of late August and then we did two big gaps down.
  13. A little rally up.
  14. Another big day down.
  15. Within a day, a gap up. Then another big drop.
  16. Went down about 9% in seven days.
  17. And this week on two days that gapped up, a total of about 640 points.
  18. We finished with a rally this week of 8% and this one was for the books. You couldn't get in because they were gaps.

Wow.

Can you spell high frequency trading robots?

Can you spell a market that only someone trading with someone elses' capital (either investors or taxpayers) could stomach?

Can you spell a broken market?

This is all the fruit we bear from a cronycapitalist, lawless, free for all. Enjoy it while it lasts - and make sure like the elite in charge you get yours while you can - because it can't and it won't.