Archive for July, 2008

Ron Paul on FOX News Discussing Marijuana Bill 07/31/2008 [Video]

July 31st, 2008 9:28 pm  |  by  |  Published in Constitution, Drugs, FOX news, Free Market, Individual Responsibility, Liberty, Media, Ron Paul, Video  |  1

Ron Paul appeared for a short segment on FOX News today. He was on to discuss a recent bill sponsored by Barney Frank and co-sponsored by Paul himself that legalizes medical marijuana. He made his points well, but following the interview they had on a lady who refuted everything Paul said and didn’t give Paul a chance to respond. In any case, at least he was able to get some more air time for the freedom message. Watch it below.

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Bob Barr Interviewed by an Anarchist

July 31st, 2008 7:32 pm  |  by  |  Published in Big Government, Bob Barr, Election, Politics  |  Comments Off

One of Bob Barr’s stops on the campaign trail was at Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester, New Hampshire.  One guy who identifies himself as an anarchist stopped Barr for a quick interview:

McCain should be worried about Ron Paul and Bob Barr

July 31st, 2008 7:08 pm  |  by  |  Published in Bob Barr, Election, Liberty, Neo-con, Politics, Ron Paul  |  Comments Off

A recent MSNBC News article discusses briefly how, in the midwest especially, conservatives and “Ron Paul activists” are running away from McCain and into the arms of Bob Barr (and even Chuck Baldwin).  Naturally, as the media tends to enjoy doing, they play up the “spoiler” angle, but the message that McCain is in no way, shape, or form a conservative comes through loud and clear.  And he certainly has cause for worry.

“In the libertarian-leaning West, where Paul’s message of distrust of the federal government and ardent individualism played particularly well, there is talk of Republicans straying from McCain,” the AP writes. “Libertarian candidate Bob Barr has emerged as a favorite alternative for Paul activists, followed by Constitutional Party candidate Chuck Baldwin. Even if the numbers of such dissenters are small, in tight contests in key Western states they could spoil McCain’s chances, experts say.”

The brief article is here.

Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty: Announcing Jesse Ventura and Rockie Lynne

July 31st, 2008 5:39 pm  |  by  |  Published in Activism, campaign for liberty, Election, Liberty, Politics  |  Comments Off

Ron Paul has some new announcements about his Campaign for Liberty in Minneapolis August 31st through September 2nd:

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dr. Paul is making two major announcements for the Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis from Aug 31 – Sept 2. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you better hurry up! Tickets are on sale now at, Ticket Master locations, and the Target Center box office.

“I consider this event equal to, if not more important, than anything I have done over all these years,” said Dr. Paul in his video message.

Please take a few minutes and watch as Dr. Paul announces former Minnesota Governor and author of the book Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me!, Jesse Ventura, and country music star Rockie Lynne.

Bob Barr and The Bill Of Rights Blackout

July 31st, 2008 2:55 pm  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Bob Barr, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Libertarianism, Liberty, Politics  |  Comments Off

Bob Barr and his campaign are asking us liberty loving individuals to petition Congress to stop ignoring or “blacking out” the Bill of Rights. There’s a nice YouTube video of Barr introducing the “blacked out” Bill of Rights during his recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

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Sign the petition today!

Ron Paul on The Bill Press Show Today 07/31/2008 [Audio]

July 31st, 2008 2:38 pm  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Banking, Big Government, campaign for liberty, Constitution, Election, Foreign Policy, Free Market, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Money, Politics, Radio, Ron Paul, War  |  Comments Off

Ron Paul was interviewed for 10 minutes on the Bill Press Show today. They discussed monetary policy, fiscal conservatism, and spent a good amount of time discussing the upcoming Rally For The Republic in Minneapolis. Press admitted he has been in contact with the rally organizers to try to speak out on behalf of Ron Paul at the rally. Bill Press is a self described “progressive” radio show host, which is the liberal left’s “nice” word for “liberal”. Once again, Ron Paul demonstrates his ability to truly unite those on both sides of the aisle and everyone in between.

Listen to the interview here.

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How To Stay Sure In An Unsure Time

July 31st, 2008 2:26 pm  |  by  |  Published in Banking, Commentary, Debt, Economics, Investing, Money, The Free Investor  |  Comments Off

What a ride it has been the past few weeks on the market!  Freddie and Fannie have now cajoled the government into providing a bailout; meanwhile, Bennigan’s, Steve and Barry’s, and other companies began closing their doors.  In such a volatile time, how do we remain confident that we’ve made the proper investment choices?  Remember, diversification.

Hedging against inflation

I am a strong advocate of, in a high inflation environment, holding 5-15% of one’s portfolio’s NAV (net asset value) in gold, silver, platinum, or palladium.  Such metals are a strong ‘hedge’ against inflation, meaning they almost always go up in value as a currency decreases.  There are a few methods of purchasing these metals, but I’d warn against purchasing an ETF linked to precious metal; true ownership is the best scenario in case of a market crash.  Both home ownership and overseas holding are the best two options, although the government has seized gold before.  If one is looking into purchasing gold/silver, bars are almost always better than numismatic purchases, as one does not pay the collector’s overhead on the coins.  That being said, there is also a good market in junk silver, where a large discount is to be had.  Be creative, and one can often purchase many ounces of silver at a significant discount to melt price.

Beyond gold and silver, one can also store some of their money in more well-managed currencies, such as the Swiss Franc.  This is a more complex investment strategy, but is easily accomplished through such online brokers as Interactive Brokers, who can put one’s cash deposit in any currency  within their Forex database.  Alternatively, one could hold the currency itself, but may find convertibility to be an issue.

Positions written about in the Free Investor are purely the opinions of Alexander Drummond and the Free Investor staff.  Tomorrow and Sunday, this series will be continued with a segment on Overseas Investment, as well as possible U.S. stocks that can survive economic recession.  Following that, the Free Investor will be on a 3 week vacation, after which we will transfer to a twice-weekly program with posts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Mayor’s Dogs Shot Dead By Police, Drug War Victim?

July 30th, 2008 11:29 pm  |  by  |  Published in Civil Liberties, Drugs, law, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Politics, Video  |  6 Responses

The Mayor of Berwyn Heights in Maryland’s Prince George’s County had a rude awakening. Apparently, a 32 lb. bag of marijuana was sent to his house addressed to his wife. A SWAT team busted down his door, shot and killed his two black labs, and held him for questioning for hours. The Mayor claims he has no idea where the pot came from. He also said that if the police would have just knocked, he’d have let them in.

Instead his two dogs are now dead and all members of his household are “persons of suspicion”.

Must I point out how incredibly ridiculous this event is? It demonstrates the lunacy of the war on drugs. In a somewhate related note, CNN today had a poll asking if marijuana should be made legal. Over 65% said yes. When will we learn our current policy is having the opposite of its intended effect? Maybe someday. Watch the news report of the story below.

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Ron Paul on WABC NY Radio Interview 07/30/2008 [Audio]

July 30th, 2008 10:09 pm  |  by  |  Published in Big Government, campaign for liberty, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Debt, Economics, Election, Federal Reserve, fisa, Foreign Policy, Free Market, History, John McCain, Libertarianism, Liberty, Media, Money, Neo-con, Obama, Philosophy, Politics, Radio, Ron Paul, Social Security, Socialism, Taxes, terrorism, War  |  Comments Off

This is another great interview with Ron Paul on New York’s WABC radio with Bob Grant. They cover 15 minutes of a myriad of topics including a section where Ron Paul calls McCain and Obama “Tweedledee and Tweedledumb”. Great stuff.

Listen here

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Ron Paul on Glenn Beck TV Show 07/30/2008 [Video]

July 30th, 2008 8:22 pm  |  by  |  Published in Banking, Debt, Economics, Federal Reserve, Free Market, History, Investing, Liberty, Media, Money, Philosophy, Politics, Ron Paul, Taxes, Television, Video  |  Comments Off

Ron Paul, following his interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show the other day, appeared on Beck’s TV show tonight. Many similar topics were covered, but it is so refreshing to see Ron Paul being treated with respect in the main stream media. While I think his interview on the radio was better, this TV interview was fantastic as well. When Ron Paul speaks about economics, inflation, the value of the dollar, and sweet liberty people should listen. Watch it below in 2 parts.

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