BREAKING: Audit The Fed passes House!


According to the C-SPAN live stream of the House of Representatives just now, HR 459 to Audit the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank passed by a vote of 326 to 98! (Official roll call forthcoming.)

The bill only needed 290 votes to achieve the 2/3 majority and pass. The wide margin shows the level of bipartisan support this bill has.

This is a great step toward untangling the mysteries of the economic collapse, but there is still work to do. The bill now goes to the Senate vote.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke


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The Audit the Fed vote in the House is tomorrow– or possibly Wednesday. For details, Here is the latest update from Matt Hawes at Campaign For Liberty:

Iceland Sends Banksters To Jail!

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Several former Icelandic banking officials were jailed this week for fraud. Let’s hope the rest of the world learn by Iceland’s example and deals with financial criminals just like other criminals.


Colorado Theater Shooting Smells Very Fishy

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Mike Adams at Natural News posted his reaction to the Colorado Dark Knight screening shooting. I have been considering the evidence for the last day and I have decided as well that this whole event reeks. We are not getting the whole story from the government, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone by now. How did a grad school dropout get over ten thousand dollars in assault gear, and the training to use it all as well as booby trapping his apartment?


What do you think? Weigh in in the comments section below.

Audit The Fed House Vote July 24th 2012

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I received the following today from Ron and Rand Paul’s Campaign For Liberty:

Dear Bruce,

I have some very exciting news!

After years of C4L’s hard work to secure a standalone vote on Audit the Fed in the U.S. House, our day has arrived.C4L has learned that Congressman Ron Paul’s H.R. 459, our Audit the Fed bill, will be voted on next Tuesday, July 24!But this also means I need the help of each and every C4L member more than ever before.

Audit the Fed will be brought up under a “suspension of the rules.”

So the Fed’s allies won’t be able to offer ANY amendments to try to water down this historic bill!


It also means we need two thirds of the House in order to win – instead of just a simple majority.

So it’s vital you contact [your representative] and spread the word to your friends, family, and online contacts.

You and I have come so far, and we simply can’t afford to just “assume” our congressmen have gotten the point.

All of our hard work over several years now comes down to this final week.

We need to reinforce our message loud and clear through phone calls, faxes, and if you’re able, personal visits to your representative’s Capitol Hill or district office.

Campaign for Liberty is working with Congressman Paul’s office and the Republican leadership to make sure we have the votes and can set up a simple majority vote should we not succeed under suspension.

But don’t let the two-thirds threshold discourage you.

We CAN win – and this gives us a chance to make an even BIGGER statement heading into the Senate!

Already, almost two thirds of the House has signed on as cosponsors.

We need to urge them to stay the course, and we also need to secure the final votes necessary for victory.

So please call [your representative] right away.

Leave a message tonight and then follow up with a call while the staff is in the office tomorrow.

Even if they’re already a cosponsor, they need to be reminded to do everything possible to pass Audit the Fed.

I’m proud we can report this exciting news.

But I’m also counting on you to help us clear this final hurdle in the House and carry our momentum over into the Senate.

Let’s finish this fight and make history in the U.S. House!

In Liberty,

Matt Hawes
Vice President


Update: There is a copy of this message on the web here:

Ron Paul Will Likely Have A Chance At Nomination In August


This news from Ben Swann could mix things up at the RNC, but don’t expect the mainstream to report on it. It looks like Ron Paul may have a solid chance to be placed in nomination at the convention. If Paul and Romney end up debating issues head-to-head, it will likely be the best thing that has happened to the Paul campaign and could seal the deal in his favor.

Reported via Swann’s Facebook:


I have been in touch with a member of the RNC Rules committee over the past 4 days and have been able to confirm a few FACTS about the nomination process.

1. For a candidate’s name to be placed into nomination at the RNC you DO need a plurality of delegates from 5 states.

2. Binding and Non-binding distinctions DO NOT have an affect on nominating a candidates name. If “binding” is allowable by rule, (it is not) it would only pertain to a vote taken on the nomination, not the process of placing a name in nomination.

3. The Ron Paul campaign HAS the majority of delegates in the following 5 states: Nevada, Maine, Minnesota, Louisana, Iowa. He MAY have the majority in Massachusetts and Colorado

On Millenials, Technology And The Future of America

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In many ways the children of the internet generation (Millenials) have grown up competing to be best informed, most accurate, or most influential in a free and open marketplace of ideas enabled by technology and largely still out of reach of censorship and regulation. One only has to browse an internet discussion board to see what a lively and colorful discourse there is on any topic. (With equal parts brilliance and vitriol, but we will come back to that.)

Given that this is the paradigm they are familiar with, I am confident in the potential of future generations to craft a similarly productive atmosphere for this country… if they just realize that it is theirs for the making; because even when we’re arguing on the internet we are coming collectively closer to the truth by challenging shaky arguments, calling out fallacies, and -ideally- refining our own arguments. People are outspoken about their opinions and are generally less afraid of being wrong, since being wrong is just correcting a misapprehension. No one wants to look like a n00b, and I think voters will soon desire the same kind of instant accountability in politics (or whatever ends up replacing politics as we know it, since the behemoth of government in its current incarnation moves too slowly to keep up with culture in the digital age).

The lines between “culture” and “counterculture” are disappearing as people realize there is no culture, just a collection of subcultures- and most of them are perfectly peaceful even if you don’t agree with them. As such, the Millenials are the most tolerant generation in history, as reported by the Chicago Tribune here. Racial and cultural differences aren’t so scary when the mystery surrounding them evaporates with one tweet to your friend in Kenya or Brazil or Thailand, or one post on a Muslim discussion forum. Support for ending the drug war and pardoning non-violent convicts, as another example, is also very high among young voters and is starting to become a talking point on the campaign trail- a positive one this time. Millenials are beginning to expose the fact that such topics are often used by the two parties to divide us over bogus individual rights issues while they and their cronies plunder the economy and the planet- and they’ve been doing it for decades.

But as the Chicago Tribune article is careful to point out, this constant flood of new and exciting information is not without its societal dangers. The same anonymous aspect of the internet that makes it so easy to be outspoken can also easily make one insensitive. The article states:

Previous generations typically were forced to speak directly to someone, even if it was on the phone, or perhaps write a note or letter to the person they had an issue with, Kyp-Johnson said. With texting and social networks, “it’s all at your fingertips and it’s instantaneous.” And, with a couple of keystrokes, venomous attacks can spread to thousands of people.

While the internet can deliver volumes of information instantly, they can’t help a developing mind understand how best to use the information, how to deliver it sensitively to their peers, or how to use it in an ethical and equitable manner. This is where we as a society need to step up to the challenge of raising children who are emotionally well-equipped to deal with the power they gain as a result of the ubiquity of communication technology. (Diagnosing childhood energy as a disease, feeding kids full of pills, putting police in their school hallways, and teaching them to be order-takers and politically dogmatic workers hasn’t been successful.) Unfortunately, the systems we currently have in place were created for a very different world without Information Technology as we know it, and those systems may not know the things it needs to teach these kids.

Perhaps Jay Kyp-Johnson said it best in the same article:

“I think our kids maintain really well, but they definitely need people mentoring them. The whole world is so much more multicultural and multifaceted than it used to be. They have to have the tools to deal with so much more.”

Is America ready to provide the children these tools, or will they have to create them for themselves? What will we leave them? Empowerment or hopelessness? Abundance or debt?

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