Wednesday, November 21, 2012

US Coast Guard Receives 4th FRC Robert Yered Naval Today

US Coast Guard Receives 4th FRC Robert Yered Naval Today

Russia: First Construction Stage of Novorossiysk Naval Base to Be Done by Late 2013 Naval Today

Russia: First Construction Stage of Novorossiysk Naval Base to Be Done by Late 2013 Naval Today

TSA reportedly exposed breasts of Rep. Ralph Hall’s teen grandniece, called it ‘accidental’; Update: TSA internal report released, blames girl’s ‘loose fitting’ dress

TSA reportedly exposed breasts of Rep. Ralph Hall’s teen grandniece, called it ‘accidental’; Update: TSA internal report released, blames girl’s ‘loose fitting’ dress

Republicans, 2016: In full swing - Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

Republicans, 2016: In full swing - Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

Not to be outdone, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and heir to his father’s libertarian following, is now on the record exploring a run that will focus heavily on returning power to the states.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Report: French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy's computers - The Hill's Global Affairs

Report: French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy's computers - The Hill's Global Affairs

GOP Sen. Rand Paul hints at 2016 presidential run | McClatchy

GOP Sen. Rand Paul hints at 2016 presidential run | McClatchy

Senate Bill gives govt. agencies WARRANTLESS access to everything you do on the internet | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Senate Bill gives govt. agencies WARRANTLESS access to everything you do on the internet | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

PRESS RELEASE--MacIver Institute: State officials confirm, “It’s still working”

MacIver Institute: State officials confirm, “It’s still working”

[Madison, Wisc...] State officials confirmed Tuesday what taxpayers and families across Wisconsin have known for almost two years—it’s still working.

According to the state Department of Administration (DOA), Wisconsin is set to open Fiscal Year 2013 with a balance of $342.1 million—its largest total since 2001.

In addition, DOA announced that tax revenues are expected to increase by $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Last month, the DOA also announced Wisconsin had set aside $108.7 million in its rainy day fund.

“Almost two years after Governor Walker’s bold and long overdue budget reforms, Wisconsin’s fiscal health continues to improve,” said MacIver Institute President Brett Healy. “We’ve been saying it’s working, and today state officials confirmed that is most certainly the case.”

In late 2011 and early 2012, the MacIver Institute partnered with Americans for Prosperity to launch ItsWorkingWisconsin.com, a website that chronicled how state and local units of government were making ends meet without implementing massive layoffs or tax hikes that were suffered by residents in states like Illinois and California.

Governor Walker is expected to submit his 2013-15 budget to the legislature next February.



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USS George Washington Conducts Ordnance Offload

STRATFOR - EU Budget: Trouble for Eastern Europe?

Writers on TV: Brian Doherty on RT Talking Rand Paul's Stand For the 6th Amendment

Writers on TV: Brian Doherty on RT Talking Rand Paul's Stand For the 6th Amendment

Grey Wolves give back to the Fairbanks Community

97 Republicans Tell Obama: Don't Nominate Susan Rice for State | LifeNews.com

97 Republicans Tell Obama: Don't Nominate Susan Rice for State | LifeNews.com

Monday, November 19, 2012

Soldiers Train on a Live Fire Mortar Range

Founding Fathers Quote

"should separate from our companions only when the sole alternatives left, are the dissolution of our Union with them, or submission to a government without limitation of powers."

Thomas Jefferson

Congressman Paul's Texas Straight Talk: "Secession: Are We Free To Go?"



Secession: Are We Free To Go?

Is all the recent talk of secession mere sour grapes over the election, or perhaps something deeper? Currently there are active petitions in support of secession for all 50 states, with Texas taking the lead in number of signatures. Texas has well over the number of signatures needed to generate a response from the administration, and while I wouldn't hold my breath on Texas actually seceding, I believe these petitions raise a lot of worthwhile questions about the nature of our union.
 
Is it treasonous to want to secede from the United States? Many think the question of secession was settled by our Civil War. On the contrary; the principles of self-governance and voluntary association are at the core of our founding. Clearly Thomas Jefferson believed secession was proper, albeit as a last resort. Writing to William Giles in 1825, he concluded that states:
 
"should separate from our companions only when the sole alternatives left, are the dissolution of our Union with them, or submission to a government without limitation of powers."
 
Keep in mind that the first and third paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence expressly contemplate the dissolution of a political union when the underlying government becomes tyrannical. 
 
Do we have a "government without limitation of powers" yet? The Federal government kept the Union together through violence and force in the Civil War, but did might really make right?
Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those "traitors" became our country's greatest patriots.
 
Click here for the full article: http://1.usa.gov/TccSQr

STRATFOR: Next Steps in the Israel-Hamas Conflict

World Maritime News - DUNCAN Embarks on Her Second Stage Sea Trials off Scotland

World Maritime News - DUNCAN Embarks on Her Second Stage Sea Trials off Scotland

Headlines for November 19th, 2012: Advancement Results To Be Released Nov.20, CNO Speaks at National Press Club Luncheon

Jacksonville USO Holds Diaper Dash