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Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors

29 Jun

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Watermelons: The Green

Movement’s  True Colors

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With characteristic wit and humor, James
Delingpole’s latest book, Watermelons: The
 Green Movement’s True  Colors, examines
 how“Climategate” came about and what it
means. By delving into the background of the
organizations and individuals who have sought
to push global warming to the top of the political
agenda, he shows that beneath their cloak of green
lurks a heart of red. He explains how the scientific
method has been sacrificed on the altar of climate
 alarmism and argues that the modern environmental
 movement – at its roots – is not an effort to save
the world, but to rule it.
James Delingpole writes a blog for Britain’s Daily Telegraph 
website and in 2010 won the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism.
He is the author of several books, including: 365 Ways to Drive a 
Liberal Crazy,Welcome to Obamaland: I’ve Seen Your Future 
and It Doesn’t WorkHow To Be Right, and the
Coward series of World War II adventure novels.

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Alexandria July 4th Tea Party

29 Jun

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alexandria tea party
Dear Fellow Patriots!
We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Alexandria Tea Party 4th of July Project and celebration to be held at Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria.


Where:
Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own Restaurant
111 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
We plan on gathering at 11 AM for a short, one hour program that will be sure to get you in the patriotic state of mind. We will meet rain or shine!
Please come join us as we take a few minutes to give tribute to our American heritage with:
  • The Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • Short readings and quotes from our Founding Fathers
  • Announce and read the winning entries from our essay contest
  • Reading the Instant Graduate Degree in Political Science
  • Join together for a robust and hearty singalong of America the Beautiful
 Our country, and our tea party, are only as strong as the people who care about it and participate. We hope that you can take one hour of your time, before your other festivities get underway, to reflect and celebrate our/your freedom. We invite one and all to join us. We will patronize Mr.Troy’s establishment afterwards for food, drink and fun!
If you can come, please let us know by RSVPing with this evite. We really would appreciate any volunteers to help us do the readings, so there will be a space for you to share your phone number too.
Thanks so much and Happy 4th!
Alexandria Tea Party Executive Committee

Ron Paul

27 Jun

Dear bruce,

The campaign is really taking off.  We blew past our initial goal of raising $3 million and are now pushing hard to make our new goal of $5 million before the June 30th FEC filing deadline!

This effort is crucial to proving to the establishment “gatekeepers” that our R3VOLUTION is a force to be reckoned with.

I hope you’ll take a few moments to watch this special video I recorded on the status of the campaign and what it will take to win the Republican nomination.

You see, unlike the establishment candidates, I don’t have millstones like RomneyCare, support for Cap and Tax, and TARP hanging from my neck.

I am the only candidate in this race who has a consistent conservative record of supporting low taxes, sound money, and the Constitution.

And as 2010 showed, conservatives can upset the establishment applecart.

So please, click here to watch my special campaign video update


After you watch the video, please make a generous contribution of $20, $35, $50, $100, $250 – or whatever you can afford up to the legal maximum of $2,500 ($5,000 per couple) – so my campaign can take the fight to the establishment in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S.  Earlier this week, I announced a challenge for my campaign to reach $5 million before the June 30th FEC filing deadline.

I hope you’ll take a few moments to watch this special video I recorded on the status of the campaign and what it will take to win the Republican nomination.

Then, please click here to make a contribution of $20, $35, $50, $100, $250 – or whatever you can afford up to the legal maximum of $2,500 ($5,000 per couple) – so my campaign can take the establishment head on in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

Click here to donate

Paid for by Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee

www.ronpaul2012.com

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America | Cato Institute: Book Forum

26 Jun

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America | Cato Institute: Book Forum

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America
PublicAffairs, 2011

BOOK FORUM
Thursday, June 30, 2011
4:00 PM (Reception To Follow)

Featuring the authors Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch; moderated by David Boaz, Cato Institute.

The Cato Institute
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Reason editors Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch introduce their new book with a multimedia presentation in the Hayek Auditorium. “In a world where our [political] choices are limited to John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, the survivors envy the dead,” they write. But that’s not the world they actually see. They argue that despite our stunted politics, despite national bankruptcy, despite the war on drugs, revolutionary innovators have changed our world over the past 40 years: Vaclav Havel and the Plastic People of the Universe, Herb Kelleher and Southwest Airlines, Tiger Woods and the breakdown of categories, the personalization of media, and much more. It’s just politics that is resisting freedom and choice. And now millions of voters are trying to break out of stagnant political choices. Gillespie and Welch see a “future so bright, we gotta wear shades.”

At Marginal Revolution, Tyler Cowen writes, “This is the up-to-date statement of libertarianism. Not warmed-over right-wing politics, but real, true-blooded libertarianism in the sense of loving liberty and wanting to find a new path toward human flourishing.” Come see if he’s right.

Cato events, unless otherwise noted, are free of charge. To register for this event, please fill out the form below and click submit or email events@cato.org, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by noon, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and not guaranteed. News media inquiries only (no registrations), please call (202) 789-5200.

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Turning the Page in Afghanistan | Cato Institute: Policy Forum

26 Jun

Turning the Page in Afghanistan | Cato Institute: Policy Forum

Turning the Page in Afghanistan

POLICY FORUM
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
4:00 PM (Reception To Follow)

Featuring Joshua Rovner, U.S. Naval War College; Joshua Foust, American Security Project; Malou Innocent, Cato Institute; and Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution; moderated by Justin Logan, Cato Institute.

The Cato Institute
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After nearly 10 years of war in Afghanistan and with Osama bin Laden at the bottom of the ocean, can the United States fundamentally scale back its objectives in that country? Joshua Rovner, coauthor of a new Cato study, says yes. He argues for significantly changing America’s mission in ways that would allow for drawdowns of between 80,000 and 90,000 U.S. troops. Malou Innocent will discuss approaches to regional diplomacy that could facilitate a large-scale drawdown. Joshua Foust will discuss the prospects for negotiations with elements of the Taliban as a way to implement strategic change. Drawing on his recent travels to the region, Michael O’Hanlon will describe his more favorable and supportive view of the current strategy in Afghanistan as compared to the alternatives.

Cato events, unless otherwise noted, are free of charge. To register for this event, please fill out the form below and click submit or emailevents@cato.org, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by noon, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and not guaranteed. News media inquiries only (no registrations), please call (202) 789-5200.

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Cash for Care? | Cato Institute: Policy Forum

26 Jun

Cash for Care? | Cato Institute: Policy Forum

Cash for Care?

POLICY FORUM
Monday, June 27, 2011
4:00 PM (Reception To Follow)

Featuring Lorens Helmchen, Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University; Mark V. Pauly, Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

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Can Medicare vouchers, such as the proposal authored by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that has passed the House of Representatives, restrain Medicare spending without harming the health of enrollees? Health economist Lorens Helmchen suggests that cash payments to patients, either through a lump sum or negative co-payments, could allow Medicare to “spend less by paying more.” Health care experts will discuss the benefits and difficulties of such payments, particularly how they affect Medicare spending, patient choice, incentives for cost-effective treatment, and medical innovation.

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Jim Epstein Discusses His Arrest at the DC Taxicab Commission Meeting wi…

26 Jun