Ron Paul nails the “foreign aid” issue. I linked to 4:24, but go back and watch the whole thing because his answers on Bernanke may intrigue you.
Patrick Witty, International Picture Editor of TIME;
former freelance photographer on this photograph that he took on 9/11:
“After the towers fell, I walked back to my apartment on the Lower East Side, completely in a daze. I had shot black and white film that morning and there was a small lab in the kitchen of my neighbor’s apartment where I could process and scan. When I walked inside, covered in dust and a ripped t-shirt, my neighbors were there and we looked at each other in silence, in disbelief. Another photographer was there who I didn’t know, named David Surowiecki. At the time he was an editor at Getty Images, along with my old roommate Craig Allen. David and Craig were scanning film and transmitting the images from the apartment since Getty’s offices had been evacuated. David’s film from the morning was on a light table near the film dryer in the kitchen. I started looking at his film with a loupe and will never forget the feeling of despair when I saw this one particular image. It was a bizarre and terrifying, yet almost calm image, split down the middle with four tiny bodies falling to the ground. I saw bodies falling when I was near the burning towers, but I didn’t shoot it myself. I couldn’t.”
I’m NOT in because I want a politician and not a celebrity!
Ron Paul’s 0-0-0 Plan
"In the midst of the ubiquitous 9/11 nationalism and jingoism, let’s not forget that America is worse off as a result of what we have done under the guise of ‘making us safe’ and ‘fighting terror.’ The gov’t has taken advantage of a tragedy in order to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people in unrelated wars, spy on us, torture people and detain them indefinitely, poke and prod us like cattle, and militarize local police while disarming the rest of us. Tragedy upon tragedy."
Ricardo Perez (via disobey)
"There’s nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today… we could defend this country with a few good submarines. If anybody dared touch us we could wipe any country off of the face of the earth within hours. And here we are, so intimidated and so insecure and we’re acting like such bullies that we have to attack third-world nations that have no military and have no weapons."
Ron Paul, on Foreign Policy (via trevisd00dz)