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Is Germany preparing to bail out of the Euro?

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Source: http://www.humanevents.com

By: John Hayward

Is Germany preparing to bail out of the Euro?

The European Union held a summit meeting last week, prompting a significant rally in both European and American markets at the perception of progress in controlling the Euro meltdown.  However, it’s difficult for a sober analyst to find anything of long-term significance coming out of the summit.  Spain got a vague commitment to pump bailout money directly into its banks, instead of handing the Spanish government a pile of rescue money with “austerity” strings attached, but no one is terribly clear about where this bank bailout money will be coming from.

Post-summit euphoria has already begun to fade, and it fades nowhere more swiftly than in the nation that glumly supposes it knows damn well where the bailout money will be coming from: Germany.  It is increasingly clear that the entire Eurozone is powered by a long extension cord, patched here and there with austerity duct tape, running all the way to Berlin.

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More Delegates Want to Join Republican Revolt

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Courthouse News Service: More Delegates Want to Join Repub Revolt
Friday, June 15, 2012

“SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – In a revolt against Romney, at least 40 more national convention delegates asked to join 123 previous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, and their attorney said hundreds more may soon follow suit. The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first.

The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to sign loyalty affidavits, under threat of perjury, to vote for Mitt Romney, though he is not yet the official nominee. They also claimed that state party chairmen are fixing elections at state conventions and changing ballots so that all votes cast count for Romney.

“When nominating someone for a federal office, all delegates must be free to vote their conscience,” Richard Gilbert, of Gilbert & Marlowe, attorney for the delegates, told Courthouse News in an interview Thursday. “They don’t want to be bound to any candidate, or even be forced to vote for the nominee,” Gilbert said. “To have a real convention, the delegates must have free will so that when they meet, they can persuade each other and then decide who to vote for.”
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Lawyers for Ron Paul take over campaign

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Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com

By Mindy Allan

Op-Ed: Lawyers for Ron Paul take over campaign

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Lawyers for Ron Paul are now formally running the Ron Paul campaign to continue the fight for the freedom of the American people. They refuse to bow down to the threats to quit so Romney can have the nomination.

Lawyers for Ron Paul“, which is a group of avid supporters that is unaffiliated with Ron Paul, has taken over the Ron Paul campaignto expose the fraud and threats that have pushed father and son to bow out. Ron Paul supporters are stepping up to continue the fight to get Ron Paul on the ballot in Tampa.The Ron Paul campaign started crashing after the rumored threat against Ron Paulwas made at the Bilderberg meeting and reported by Alex Jones, which was followed up by the endorsement by Rand Paul of Mitt Romney.

Why did the Pauls change direction? A repeat of what happened to Ross Perot is happening again with the Ron Paul campaign. The only difference this time is “Lawyers from Ron Paul” and Paul’s supporters are moving forward without the consent of the Pauls who are no longer speaking out against Romney. If the choice is between the lives of your family or the continued fight for the people, most would make the choice that Perot made and, now, the Pauls have had to make. (more…)

A Reporter Gets It

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Source: http://www.ronpaul2012.com

By Jack Hunter

Writes The Star Ledger’s (NJ) Paul Mulshine:

I suspect I know more about the Ron Paul candidacy than any other journalist in America.

I’ve been speaking with him for five years now, which is about four more than anyone else.

Most of the other journalists who dealt with Paul basically asked him the same stupid question over and over: “Will you be running as a third-party candidate?”

They never asked Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry that…

Meanwhile Ron Paul stayed in the race the longest and is still accumulating delegates for the Republican National Convention in August.

NPR political commentator Ken Rudin, on whose show I appear now and then, has a good grasp of the situation, and he displays it here:

For most of the past year, nearly every journalist who interviewed Paul felt compelled to ask him if his ultimate goal was to run as the Libertarian Party nominee (as he did once before, in 1988). Paul kept saying he had no “intention” to do so, but few believed him. 

Everyone seemed to miss the obvious: It is all about the future of the Republican Party.

Paul says his campaign will not spend any money in the 11 states that haven’t yet voted, and he won’t. For one thing, he doesn’t have the money. But he will be — and has been — packing county and state conventions with his supporters and electing Paul-friendly activists as delegates … even if they are committed to voting for Romney in Tampa. “I hope all supporters of liberty will remain deeply involved,” Paul wrote. “Become delegates, win office and take leadership positions.”

Read the whole thing. No matter what happens in November, the liberty faction within the Republican Party is not going to go away.

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Romney losing ground to Obama while Paul collects delegates

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Mitt Romney has experienced an eleven point swing in his poll numbers vs. President Obama in just over one week, according to a daily tracking poll of likely voters from Rasmussen Reports. Just over a week ago, Romney was leading President Obama by eight percentage points at 50 – 42%. In today’s poll, the President leads Romney by three percentage points at 47 – 44%.

While it is early in the election season, such a dramatic shift in the President’s favor cannot be seen as good news for Governor Romney.

To make matters worse for the Romney team, Congressman Paul continues to gain on Romney by racking up delegates in state after state. This weekend, Congressman Paul won thirty-two out of forty delegates in Minnesota, further narrowing Governor Romney’s delegate lead heading into the GOP national convention in August.

The sagging Romney poll numbers relative to the President’s numbers and the continuing excitement behind the Ron Paul campaign, has some pundits questioning whether Congressman Paul might actually be a better GOP candidate than Governor Romney in the long run.

Congressman Paul has an activated volunteer base and a well organized ground game, while Romney’s support tends to be money-driven and top-down. Furthermore, while Governor Romney is sliding, Congressman Paul has been even with President Obama in the same Rasmussen poll, although there are no new numbers for Paul vs. Obama this week. If these numbers stay the same or get worse for Governor Romney, and Congressman Paul’s star continues to rise, come August, GOP delegates in Tampa may be faced with a difficult decision if they want to beat President Obama.

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Ron Paul wins Minnesota Delegates Ensuring his Place at GOP National Convention

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The Revenge of Ron Paul

Friday, May 18th, I arrived at the Minnesota Republican Party State Convention in St. Cloud. The convention could best be described as “The Revenge of Ron Paul”. Four years ago Ron Paul was denied the opportunity to speak on the National Stage, but not this time. For four years, the Ron Paulers have been working underground, using organizing skills that would make Democrats blush, to unseat the entire “Establishment Party” on Saturday and to sweep the entire slate of delegates and alternates going to the National Convention. (There was a humble token given by ceding a tie to Michele Bachmann.)

By securing a 5th state of pledged delegates Ron Paul has ensured he will:  1. Be on the ballot as a candidate; 2. Have full stage time and media coverage, and 3. Have a great deal of power. The big question swirling around was….”will it be chaos or cohesion”? Will Ron Paul try to unseat Mitt Romney as the all but appointed Presidential Candidate, or is his agenda simply to ensure the Republican Party cannot ignore his pet issues? I would hope someone (hint hint Rand) would ask him to be clear on his agenda going forward, because as of right now his base is whipped up like a rabid beaver itching to pick a fight.

While there, I decided to try and find out their plans, so on the second day I went ‘super-secret undercover spy’ and played a Ron Pauler. I observed some very interesting things about them:

1. Friday, they flexed their muscle and easily won the endorsement of the “Party” for their candidate for Senate.

2. They are extraordinarily organized, and the ‘leadership’ was able to keep their machinations under-wraps until the time of their choosing.  I do envy their organizing ability and strength; I just wish it could be used to remove Obama from office. (That is an issue of division which I’ll discuss later.)

3. They can respond amazingly quickly. On Saturday, the Romney camp put out flyers labeled “Conservative Unity Delegate Slate” (which made the RP’s look like exactly what they were, sneaky) the Paulers quickly responded with flyers of their own, but it was not the entire slate. I know this because I achieved part of my ‘super secret spy’ goal: getting info funneled to me. I was impressed that a campaign which is struggling for financial support can product a full color, high quality flyer for their designated candidates.

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Ron Paul supporters: ‘It’s not over yet’

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Nevada Republican Convention stretches into Sunday morning, but passionate followers on both sides keep up the fight

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Ron Paul supporters wave campaign signs at the Nevada state GOP convention at John Ascauaga’s Nugget on Saturday May 5, 2012.

The divided Nevada Republican Convention descended into a sheer battle of wills late Saturday as those fighting to keep Ron Paul’s long-shot candidacy alive faced off against those intent on ensuring Mitt Romney wasn’t embarrassed by a lack of support.

Balloting for the national delegates didn’t begin until after 7 p.m., pushing the marathon convention into the early morning hours of Sunday with neither side willing to abandon a process rife with arcane rule fights.

A debate over whether to vote by hand, by two hands, by standing or by voice, for example, took nearly a half-hour to resolve.

But Paul’s supporters, driven by four years of planning and persistence, vowed to outlast the so-called Republican establishment that is trying desperately to close ranks around Romney — the likely nominee who is planning to face President Barack Obama in November.

Their hope: to elect enough Paul supporters to influence the national convention in August despite the fact Paul came in third in the Nevada caucuses.

Romney supporters, on the other hand, were still smarting from four years ago when Paul supporters captured the state convention. Romney’s supporters voiced equal determination to see the convention through despite the maddeningly slow process.

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FBI nabs five mastermind geniuses after teaching them how to blow up a bridge in Cleveland

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Source: http://www.naturalnews.com

By Mike Adams

FBI, Cleveland, bridge, false flagI feel safer already. After recruiting five of the dumbest crack heads in the city of Cleveland, Ohio and convincing them to “blow up a bridge”, the FBI halted the operation just in time — a move that wasn’t too difficult considering the FBI plotted the whole thing to begin with.

And thanks to the FBI, we have all been saved from the masterminds of evil shown in the pictures below. As you can clearly see, these evil geniuses were a clear and present threat to America’s national security. If the FBI hadn’t stopped them in Cleveland, no doubt they would have gone on to break the Pentagon’s high security encryption, acquire the launch codes to nuclear missiles, and unleash a global thermonuclear war through sheer brain power alone.

Here are the mug shots of the five mastermind villains now thwarted by the clever FBI:

FBI nabs five mastermind geniuses after teaching them how to blow up a bridge in Cleveland

The FBI: Dreaming up fake terror plots for job security

Now, as you can probably tell from all the fake terror plots the FBI has dreamed up recently, this is an agency desperate to engineer job security. Since the agency can’t find any REAL terror plots in America, they routinely resort to planning and carrying out their own terror plots against America while recruiting drugged-up morons to take the blame.

These five individuals in Cleveland look like they could have been recruited by the FBI with little more than five crack pipes. Or five hits of meth, perhaps. In no way are these the “criminal masterminds” they’re being made out to be by most of the mainstream media and the FBI itself.

Speaking of the MSM, more and more newspapers across the USA are waking up to the FBI’s fake terror plot routine. Believe it or not, even the New York Times recently ran a feature story questioning the FBI’s role in planning, providing weapons and even helping carry out all these fake plots.

As the NYT reports: (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/terrorist-plots-help…)

The United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts.

But all these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and rudimentary training. Suspects naively played their parts until they were arrested.

When an Oregon college student, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, thought of using a car bomb to attack a festive Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, the F.B.I. provided a van loaded with six 55-gallon drums of “inert material,” harmless blasting caps, a detonator cord and a gallon of diesel fuel to make the van smell flammable. An undercover F.B.I. agent even did the driving, with Mr. Mohamud in the passenger seat. To trigger the bomb the student punched a number into a cellphone and got no boom, only a bust.

This is legal, but is it legitimate? Without the F.B.I., would the culprits commit violence on their own? Is cultivating potential terrorists the best use of the manpower designed to find the real ones? Judging by their official answers, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department are sure of themselves — too sure, perhaps.

The FBI also masterminded various other attacks, during which it intercepted its own terror plots and then claimed to be protecting America from terrorists! (http://www.naturalnews.com/033751_FBI_terrorism.html)

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Ron Paul Calls Agenda 21 Assault on Sovereignty

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Source: http://www.infowars.com

Out of the UN: Ron Paul Calls Agenda 21 Assault on Sovereignty

By Dan Bidondi

-Ron Paul & Mitt Romney Visit RI Report, Ron Paul Packs Over 2,000 More Supporters Than Romney
-Exclusive Interview With Ron Paul on Agenda 21

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NDGOP’s National Delegate Selection Sparks Controversy At Convention

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Source: http://sayanythingblog.com

By: Rob Port

NDGOP’s National Delegate Selection Sparks Controversy At Convention

So far the most interesting development at the NDGOP convention has to do with the selection of the state party’s national delegates who would help pick the presidential nominee at the national convention.

You readers will remember that, on caucus night, Rick Santorum cleaned the state up by a significant margin with Ron Paul taking second and Mitt Romney taking third. But it didn’t seem that anyone remembered that when picking the state’s delegates, because I’m told that despite finishing third in statewide voting, Mitt Romney was allotted 60% of the delegates. Rick Santorum got the second most delegates, and Ron Paul was given just a couple.

Not surprisingly, Santorum and Paul supporters aren’t happy, and I’m told may make an issue out of on the floor of the convention today.

North Dakota’s caucus voting isn’t a binding vote. The party does not have to apportion delegates according to the caucus outcome, nor do the delegates have to abide by that outcome. But party officials did say that the caucus vote matters. NDGOP Chairman Stan Stein said delegates would be asked to “use [the caucus vote] as a guideline for their voting.”

Clearly, that wasn’t a true statement. If this is how the NDGOP runs things, why bother even holding a caucus?

 

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