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  • Understanding Addiction

    05/15/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT · by tedw · 101 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/15/2018 | Ted Adamson
    New You Tube Video on Addiction. Basically I am sick and tired of the so-called "experts" spouting off nonsense regarding drug and alcohol addiction. The most current one I found was a licensed Clincial Psychologist "enlightening" (tongue in check) us that addiction is a "brain disease". You can find his link here: http://tinyurl.com/d7h5c6q The problem with these so-called experts is that they understand nothing. They do not recognize the spiritual realm so they reduce these problems to a physiological level. They do not recognize the existence of demons or evil and the role it plays in addiction. As a consequence...
  • Ron Paul Supporters Boo Romney Son Off Stage at Ariz. GOP Convention

    05/13/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 212 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul booed one of Mitt Romney’s adult sons off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he tried to consolidate support for his father. Josh Romney’s speech to state GOP members was cut short by jeers from Paul backers at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported. The state’s convention was to elect delegates for the national convention in August, where the former Massachusetts governor is expected to wrap up the nomination to take on President Barack Obama. “We cannot afford four more years of President Obama,” said Josh Romney,...
  • New Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson Slams Republicans For Gay Staffer Flap

    05/06/2012 7:15:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 05/06/2012 | Rosie Gray
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson officially became the Libertarian Party's nominee for President on Saturday with 70 percent of the vote, and one of his first acts as an official candidate was to issue a strong indictment of the Republicans for the situation surrounding Mitt Romney's gay former foreign policy spokesman. "I believe the majority of americans are fiscally responsible and socially tolerant," Johnson told BuzzFeed in a phone interview. "I believe the majority of Americans could care less about whether or not there is a gay individual working in the Romney campaign." Romney's newly hired foreign policy spokesman...
  • Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Nod

    05/05/2012 5:37:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 05/05/20
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning to win the White House as a Libertarian after receiving scant attention in the Republican presidential race. Johnson easily became the party's presidential nominee at the Libertarian national convention in Las Vegas on Saturday. He hopes to appeal to voters fed up with the traditional two-party system this November. SNIP He won 74 percent of the vote on the first ballot in Las Vegas, an unusual showing of support. SNIP
  • Pelosi Calls for End to Raids on Marijuana Producers and Distributors

    05/05/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Taking an uncharacteristic stand in favor of “states’ rights,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) beseeched President Obama to put an end to federal efforts to impede the production, distribution, and use of marijuana in states where it is legal. “I know how important it is to the President to establish the absolute supremacy of the federal government in all matters,” Pelosi conceded. “I share that goal. Nevertheless, we can’t allow ourselves to lose sight of the fact that marijuana users are a prime constituency of the Democratic Party. So, while I’d normally say ‘screw states’ rights,’ in this case...
  • Pelosi Questions Obama Marijuana Policy

    05/05/2012 1:42:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Chris Roberts
    Nancy Pelosi speaks out in support of medical marijuana.If President Barack Obama won't listen to the people, perhaps he'll heed Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi reacted to medical cannabis users' petitions this week when she issued a statement blasting the federal Justice Department's crackdown on state-legal medical marijuana, according to SF Weekly. Obama defended the Justice Department's crackdown in an interview in Rolling Stone. Obama insisted that he can't tell the Justice Department not to enforce laws on the books. In response, Pelosi issued a statement this week of her own, in which she voices her "strong concerns" about the federal...
  • Mexico drugs: 23 bodies found in Nuevo Laredo

    05/05/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4, 2012
    At least 23 people have been killed in gruesome circumstances in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, on the US border. Nine bodies with signs of torture were found hanging from a bridge. Hours later, 14 decapitated bodies were discovered in a vehicle, police said. Their heads were found in ice boxes dumped outside the mayor's office. Nuevo Laredo is the scene of a feud between two of Mexico's biggest drugs gangs, who are fighting for control of smuggling routes into the US. A message left with the hanged bodies said they were members of the Gulf drugs cartel who...
  • Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids (Hussein's fault!)

    05/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/03/12 | Steven Nelson
    Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raidsBy Steven Nelson | The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants President Barack Obama to lay off the weed. Reacting to an ongoing crackdown on medical marijuana facilities in California, Pelosi said in a Wednesday statement, “I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana to alleviate the suffering of patients in California.” The California Democrat said that medical marijuana is “both a medical and a states’ rights issue.” California legalized the...
  • A Dispassionate Assessment of Libertarians

    04/17/2012 4:03:24 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 24 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 5/28/1988 | Russell Kirk
    The term "libertarianism"is distasteful to people who think seriously about politics. Both Dr. F.A. Hayek and your servant have gone out of their way, from time to time, to declare that they refuse to be tagged with this label. Anyone much influenced by t h e thought of Edmund Burke and of Alexis de Tocqueville - as are both Professor Hayek and this commentator - sets his face against ideology; and libertarianism is a simplistic ideology, relished by one variety of the folk whom Jacob Burckhardt called "the terrible simplifiers." Nevertheless, I have something to say favorable to today's libertarians...
  • Stoned Swedish Nurse Ignored Suffering Patient

    04/15/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Apr 12
    A Swedish night shift nurse has been fired from a Gothenburg hospital for being high on cannabis and failing to notice a patient's rapidly deteriorating condition. "You can't be stoned while on the job," Anne Skånberg of the human resources department of Sahlgrenska Hospital told The Local. Staff at the hospital first noticed signs that the nurse, who had worked at the hospital for nearly a decade, may have been drugged after his questionable behavior in response to a patient's worsening condition. The patient had previously been taken from intensive care to the regular ward, but when the patient’s symptoms...
  • Republicans retreat on gay marriage

    03/30/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | March 30, 2912 | Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
    ust a few years ago, House Republicans were trying to etch their opposition of gay marriage into the Constitution. Now? They’re almost silent. It’s been one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as they’ve come nearly full circle on same-sex politics. What was once a front-and-center issue for rank-and-file Republicans — the subject of many hotly worded House and Senate floor speeches — is virtually a dead issue, as Republicans in Congress don’t care to have gay marriage litigated in the Capitol.
  • Republicans Should Avoid Social Issues

    03/19/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT · by Fred · 114 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 031912 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Rick Santorum could be the worst thing to happen to the GOP — ever. Worse even than George W. Bush. And that’s saying a lot. Bush did so much damage to the GOP brand, he almost destroyed the party forever. It was George Bush who brought us Barack Obama. Few Americans voted for Obama, they just voted for ABB (Anyone But Bush). Now the GOP has a golden opportunity. Obama has wrecked the U.S. economy from sea to shining sea. He has turned off voters by the millions. By historical standards, based on the current disastrous economic and unemployment numbers,...
  • Iran executed 670 in 2011, says U.N. investigator

    03/12/2012 2:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:20pm EDT | Robert Evans
    Iran executed some 670 people last year, most of them for drug crimes that do not merit capital punishment under international law and more than 20 for offenses against Islam, a United Nations investigator said on Monday. The investigator, former Maldives foreign minister Ahmed Shaheed, also reported what he said were a wide range of violations by Iran of U.N. human rights accords, from abuse of minorities to persecution of homosexuals and labor unions. Shaheed was delivering his first report to the U.N.'s 47-nation Human Rights Council on the rights situation in the country since being appointed last year. It...
  • Ron Paul on Social Conservatism: 'I Think It's a Losing Position'

    02/20/2012 11:56:59 AM PST · by mnehring · 140 replies · 1+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Texas.), who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that social conservatism is "a losing position" for the Republican Party. "Do you--are you uncomfortable--certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been others in the race," Crowley asked Paul. "Are you uncomfortable with this talk about social issues? Do you consider it a winning area for Republicans in November?" "No," said Paul. "I think it's a losing position. "I mean,...
  • What to do about Honduras

    02/11/2012 7:57:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 1+ views
    InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 7th, 2012 | José Cárdenas
    “Our homeland is bleeding painfully,” is how Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez put it recently at a religious event whose audience included Honduran President Porfirio Lobo. Indeed, Honduras is spiraling into an ungovernable and unstable situation due to the increased operations of international drug syndicates and their local gang proxies within its territory. Last October, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Honduras, a nation of 7.6 million, now has the highest homicide rate in the world. Honduras is a victim of what counter-narcotics experts refer to as the “balloon effect,” where heavy pressures on traffickers in Colombia...
  • Are libertarians part of the conservative movement? An interview with Jonah Goldberg

    02/10/2012 9:16:22 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 301 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Feburary 10, 2012 | AEI Podcast
    Jonah Goldberg makes the case that Libertarians are a essential to the Republican party and that conservatives and libertarians aren't that different.
  • Ron Paul's Finished; Who Takes His Place?

    01/23/2012 6:39:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    In spite of a carefully timed announcement by Newt Gingrich's ex-wife Marianne on an "Open Marriage, Mistress Proposal", Gingrich rallied from a 16 point deficit on January 3 to a stunning 12 percentage point slaughter of Mitt Romney less than three weeks later. South Carolina Primary Results The Associated Press announces these South Carolina Primary Results. This goes to show you that "It ain't over until it's over." Dog Whistle Politics The Financial Times reports Victory Horrifies Republican Establishment Gingrich didn’t just win the primary. He crushed Mr Romney, by more than ten percentage points, and that after the former...
  • Beware of conservatives who see benefit in Obama's re-election

    01/05/2012 9:16:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 49 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/05/2012 | Doug Book
    At least one well-known conservative has begun speaking out-loud the notion that an Obama re-election might not be the very worst thing that could happen, either to the nation or to Republicans—even to REAL Republicans–that is, conservatives, members of the Party base whose mistrust of Obama is nearly equaled by their mistrust of Mitt Romney and the 2008 ‘Ghost of Romney past’, John McCain. The best-selling author of “Looking out for Number One” and “Restoring the American Dream”, Robert Ringer has been a Libertarian/conservative for decades. And given 5 decades of Libertarian leanings, his support of Ron Paul should surprise...
  • UC system banning smoking from all campuses

    01/13/2012 11:15:06 PM PST · by Drango · 42 replies
    SF Chron ^ | 1/13/12 | Erin Allday
    The University of California is banning cigarettes and all other tobacco products from its campuses over the next two years, in a move designed to both protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and prevent young people from developing the bad habit. Students and staff alike will be prohibited from smoking anywhere on a UC campus - including outdoor spaces, parking lots and private residences. There won't be any designated smoking areas. But a major benefit, they hope, will be an overall reduction in smoking among those who work or study on the campuses. "Our young students who come here as freshmen,...
  • Romney Wins But Takes A Beating

    01/09/2012 10:31:02 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 8 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/6/12 | Noman
    Peggy Noonan makes some interesting observations about Iowa's Republican primary results, and Mitt Romney's bruising victory. [quote] The Iowa results almost perfectly reflect the Republican Party, which, roughly speaking, is split into three parts—libertarians, social conservatives and moderate conservatives, who went for Ron Paul, Mr. Santorum and Mr. Romney respectively. The three parts of the party have been held together by agreement on three big issues: spending (which must be cut), taxing (which must be reformed), and President Obama (who must be removed). These three issues have force. Taxes and spending are the ties that bind, the top and bottom...