theburningplatform.com / 27th July 2014
In 1960 the incarceration rate in the United States was 153 per 100,000. Today it is 716 per 100,000. After 50 years of the War on Poverty, this is what we’ve accomplished. You might be interested to know the incarceration rate of black males is 4,347 per 100,000.
mises.org / by Logan Albright / Friday, July 18, 2014
One area where many otherwise-correct free-market thinkers and libertarians stumble is in the area of right-to-work laws, now gaining considerable popularity across the nation. These laws come in a variety of forms, but in most cases a state that adopts right-to-work laws [...]
dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / 2014/7/4
This Dependence Day, people who live in the geographic region known as the US will celebrate by drinking foreign beer like Budweiser, and many will make empty, slurred gestures in reference towards “their nation’s” imaginary core values, like freedom and liberty with little to no understanding of [...]
washingtonsblog.com / July 3, 2014
Problems Are All Related …
The Christian Science Monitor reports:
According to a new [Gallup] poll, Americans have become significantly “less satisfied with the freedom to choose what they want to do with their lives.”
Seventy-nine percent of US residents are satisfied with their level of freedom, down from [...]
infowars.com / by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON / JULY 1, 2014
Can a person born into slavery ever truly understand the sanctity of freedom?
Shin Dong-hyuk is the only person to have ever escaped from a North Korean death camp and lived to tell the tale.
He was born inside Kaechon internment camp (Camp #14) [...]
mises.org / by Ryan McMaken / Friday, June 13, 2014
Although a majority of Colorado voters successfully forced the state government to legalize the possession and sale of cannabis in 2012, this popular initiative did not of course bind the governments of surrounding states to a similar degree of tolerance.
acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / May 29, 2014
More Harm than Good
We’re still on our commencement day address, where our callow graduates find out that they’ve been set up. (You can catch up with parts I and II of our address here and here.)
Dear Class of ’14: Except in [...]
endoftheamericandream.com / By Michael Snyder, on May 18th, 2014
When the U.S. military “liberates” a nation, shouldn’t it result in more liberty, freedom and peace for the people living there? Instead, we find just the opposite. In fact, in every single case since 9/11, when the U.S. military has “liberated” a nation it [...]
freedomoutpost.com / Dr. Robert Owens / May 18, 2014
To understand why liberty is imperiled in our country today, we must first state clearly and unequivocally what is liberty. Then and only then can we understand what is necessary for its preservation as well as see what is undermining it today. Liberty [...]
dollarvigilante.com / Christopher Cantwell / May 17, 2014
Suppose I said to you “Let’s get 10-30 million people to go down to Washington DC and force Barack Obama out of office!” What would you say? Might sound like a great idea at first, until you realize that I lack the capacity to organize [...]
ronpaulinstitute.org / daniel mcadams / thursday may 1, 2014
Be among the first to watch this very special evening with Ron Paul in the San Francisco Bay area, speaking extensively on the principles of liberty and freedom. Federal Reserve, taxation, the ill-gotten wealth of those in the military-industrial complex, senseless wars, the nanny state, the [...]
mises.org / by Gary Galles / Thursday, May 01, 2014
Murray Rothbard once noted that “One of the most common charges leveled against the free market is that it reflects and encourages unbridled ‘selfish materialism’ … it distracts man from higher ideals. It leads man away from spiritual or intellectual values.” But that allegation [...]
paulcraigroberts.org / Paul Craig Roberts / April 13, 2014
How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom? This absurd claim ranks as one of the most unsubstantiated claims in history.
There is no democracy whatsoever. Voting is a mask for rule by a [...]
washingtonsblog.com / by Carl Herman / March 22, 2014
The 2014 Worldwide Wave of Action (and here) begins ~April 4 on the anniversary of Martin King’s assassination by the US government (civil court trial verdict), with this operation completing ~July 4.
Purpose of this operation:
Expose 1% oligarchs in the US and elsewhere [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/20/2014 14:14 -0400
While the US administration continues to fire ‘sanction’ bullets at Russia and explains how painful these will be, Senator John McCain – in response to his own sanctioning by the Russians – has responded… (as has John Boehner)
Via John McCain’s website,
U.S. Senator John McCain [...]
mises.org / by Bryan Cheang / Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Herbert Spencer was born into a nineteenth-century world where the traditional logic of imperialism interacted with new developments like the Industrial Revolution, and new ideas like free trade and liberalism that emerged out of the Enlightenment of the previous century. The key to understanding [...]
dollarvigilante.com / March 8, 2014
Hello from a trailer park in Austin, Texas,
I only wish I was kidding. Before I get to that, however, I’d like to point out that I’ve missed the last two Weekend Vigilante’s in a row. During those few weeks I spoke at a bitcoin meetup in Mexico City, [...]
washingtonsblog.com / March 3, 2014
Are Americans Starting to Stand Up and Resist the Increasing Encroachments On Our Freedom?
Americans are starting to wake up from our fear-induced haze:
We don’t buy the “justifications” for mass surveillance For the first time since 9/11, we value privacy more than anti-terror protections We’re sick of war [...]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / Jesse / 27 FEBRUARY 2014
“The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit…For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Over the long run, the price of gold approximates the total amount [...]
Turkey’s prime minister Erdogan: I shall set you free busters! Yeah, internet freedumb for all! And security! Now new, with double-plus-good!
(Photo via dipnot.tv / Author unknown)
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / February 24, 2014
Protests Flare Up Again in Turkey
We had to laugh when reading the headline “Growing [...]
jonrappoport.wordpress.com / by Robert Guffey / February 22, 2014
(Note from Jon Rappoport: I had to print this article about education by Robert Guffey, who teaches at Long Beach State University, and is the author of a brilliant, challenging book, Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form. I had to print this article because it’s [...]
washingtonsblog.com / by Carl Herman / February 23, 2014
As a political activist since 1977 (details here), here’s my “Top 3 list” of advice for what YOU should do during the 2014 Worldwide Wave of Action that begins ~April 4 on the anniversary of Martin King’s assassination by the US government (civil court trial [...]
jonrappoport.wordpress.com / by Jon Rappoport / February 12, 2014
There is a whole brand of mind control that is little more than torture.
In other words, by inflicting duress, coercion, making threats, causing pain and disorientation, an “expert” can make a victim do and say many things. That’s no secret. There are obviously drugs [...]
outsiderclub.com / By Jason Simpkins / February 13, 2014
It’s not news that our freedoms are being steadily eroded.
But just how much freedom are we losing?
I’ll tell you.
If you’re talking about freedom of the press, we’ve fallen 13 places on the World Press Freedom Index.
Compiled by Reporters Without [...]
libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / February 12, 2014
One of my most popular posts of 2013 highlighted the decline of America’s once large and enviable middle class. It was titled: How Does America’s Middle Class Rank Globally? #27, and it helped to dispel many myths Americans (particularly the mainstream propaganda media) continue to tell to [...]
naturalsociety.com / by Christina Sarich / February 11th, 2014
Those who mean to lord over us, such as the Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists. Sound familiar? It’s just like the US calling other nations terrorists when our government has terrorized more of the ‘free’ [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/10/2014 13:53 -0500
Switzerland’s surprise decision in favor of curbing EU immigration, was greeted by UKIP’s Nigel Farage as “wonderful news for national sovereignty and freedom lovers throughout Europe.” With 50.3% of Swiss voters backing the “Stop Mass Immigration” bill proposed by right-wing populists, AFP reports that Farage (who [...]
libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / February 4, 2014
One of the most significant geopolitical events of 2013 was the failed push for war in Syria by the Obama Administration. It didn’t merely fail as a result of a war weary public (although that played a key role), it also failed due to the fact [...]
thedailybell.com / Anthony Wile / January 27, 2014
Introduction: Nigel Farage is head of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) since 2010 and a Member of the European Parliament for South East England. He also is a leader of the Eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Democracy group. A founding member of UKIP, he [...]