1. Is it all that surprising to note the leveling off of income growth began in the 1970s also happens to be the same time the gold standard was abolished in the U.S.?

    (Source: communismkills)

     

  2. victran:

    the answer to 1984, is 1776

    (via deadbilly)

     

  3. I would just like to re-highlight this article from the Chris Shays’ campaign loss in the 2012 primary to Linda McMahon. 

    The former congressman makes some stellar points about where the Republican Party is headed, and how it is a mistake. 

     

  4. Fascinating article about the political implications of the failed HealthCare.gov website on the Obama Administration. 

     

  5. "The Agency moves broadly and clumsily; it’s greedy in a way that is unhealthy; it tells itself that rules can mean what it wants them to mean; it is a poor judge of people; it has no real discernment—and that, for a spy agency, may be the worst part of all."
    — Amy Davidson on Angela Merkel and the N.S.A.: http://nyr.kr/16B44rH (via newyorker)

    (Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

     

  6. "The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other — instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals."
     
  7. Something to keep in mind.

    (Source: jet-black-soul, via man-and-monsters)

     

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  9. "Well in a letter to John Boehner, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said the government will run out of money in just three weeks. You know, I’m no financial whiz, but we’re $16 trillion in debt. Doesn’t that mean we already ran out of money — like 16 trillion dollars ago?"
    — Jay Leno (via thinksquad)

    (via the-liberty-republican)

     
  10. destnycyrus:

    “Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”

    Never forget.

    (via the-liberty-republican)

     

  11. This is absolutely appalling. 

     
  12. exactly what I thought when the Treasury Department announced their delay until after 2014 elections. 

    (Source: rightsideofpolitics, via sallyfredericktudor)

     

  13. "Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."
    —  John Steinbeck (via justfransheska)

    (via farfromthepacific)

     

  14. "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
    — Thomas Paine (via antigovernmentextremist)

    (via freemarketliberal)

     
  15. The list of things Americans ignore or are not aware of certainly does not start there, nor end there - it goes on and on and on…

    Will we ever wake up??