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UK Supplies Saxon APCs to Ukraine...Which Promptly Sells Them!

There are times when even Jonathan Swift's sense of satire would be silenced by reality. After a lot of huffing and puffing by the "Arms for Ukraine Now!" neocons like General Sir Richard "Helmand" Dannatt over the weekend ridiculing Britain for only supplying Saxon Armoured Vehicles, a Kiev-based company is already offering them for sale!
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Andrew Napolitano: IRS Commissioner Apologizing for Seizing Bank Accounts Is Not Enough

Judge Andrew Napolitano, speaking with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, explained that United States Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen‘s apology last week regarding the US government routinely seizing bank accounts based on the mere suspicion that the money in the accounts may be related to a crime is not enough to rectify the constitutional violation. Napolitano charges that “Congress is the culprit” for passing legislation allowing the seizures and that Congress is doing nothing to repeal the seizures authorization.
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Who is Violating Minsk II? President's AUMF = Total War - McAdams and Taylor Week in Review

Will the US be the first to violate the Ukraine ceasefire agreement by sending in the planned 600 US troops? Will Russia be proven truthful or a liar about the claimed 10,000+ Russian troops in Ukraine when the plan is implemented? How does the limiting language in Obama's requested authorization for the use of force against ISIS actually give the president more authority to wage war worldwide? And Yemen? Another successful US intervention? Join RPI's Daniel McAdams and Jay Taylor to chew on the most important foreign policy events of the week.
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The Fed’s Attack Dog is At It Again

Richard Fisher, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank president, is once again going after everyone who supports an audit of the Federal Reserve System. In particular he has been hitting at Sen. Rand Paul for having introduced Senate Bill 264, which calls for a full audit of the Fed. Fisher has no new arguments against the audit. He repeats the same old clichés that have come from the Federal Reserve for the past several decades. I certainly have heard them all several times recited by Federal Reserve Board chairmen as they testified before the House Financial Services Committee.
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'Minsk II' - What About Foreign Troops in Ukraine?

After a marathon 17 hour negotiation session, the leaders of Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine agreed on an upgraded ceasefire plan, "Minsk II," that lays out 13 points to be implemented by the west-backed government in Kiev and the independence-seeking regions in eastern Ukraine.

While there is much to be skeptical about in such an agreement -- the devil is always in not just the details but especially the interpretation of the agreement -- there is one point of the plan that appears very much worth pondering.
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Lawrence Wilkerson: Resist 'Warmonger' John McCain’s Call to Arm Ukraine

Interviewed Tuesday on the Real News Network, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Academic Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson warned that following the advice of “warmongers like Senator John McCain and his cohorts” to “arm majorly” the Ukraine government is “probably one of the fastest ways” to deepen, widen, and make more profound the Ukraine crisis.

Wilkerson, a professor at the College of William & Mary and former US Army colonel, explains in the interview with host Sharmini Peries the disadvantageous position the US would be entering by choosing military escalation...
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When Barack Called Vladimir...

It must have been like one of those annoying telemarketing calls, ringing up over and over saying the same thing. Today President Obama called Russian president Vladimir Putin to once again harangue him about the Russian "invasion" of Ukraine.

One can even picture Putin, working out with weights or maybe wrestling a bear somewhere, being handed his cell phone and told, "it's Obama."

"Aw man, tell him I'm not here..."

"You gotta take this call..."
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In Praise of Grover Cleveland


Jesse Ventura released this week his new podcast conversation with Ron Paul. It is a pleasure to hear Ventura engage Paul in an unrushed, wide-ranging examination of United States wars and foreign policy, with some discussion of other matters including marijuana and the economy thrown in the mix. One particularly intriguing portion of the conversation comes near the end when Ventura asks Paul — a three-time presidential candidate — a fun, rapid-fire set of questions about what Paul would do as president. Ventura seems surprised, as likely are many listeners, when Paul answers that Grover Cleveland is the president Paul would most like to use as a model for a Paul presidency.
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Andrew Napolitano: In a Free Society You Can Reject the Vaccination 'Scientific Orthodoxy'

From California State Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) proposing legislation to prevent parents of children attending government or private schools from making their own decisions regarding vaccinations, to American Conservative Senior Editor Rod Dreher suggesting the US government should mandate vaccinations, vaccination orthodoxy enforcers are out en masse this week. Fortunately for freedom, Judge Andrew Napolitano has written a new editorial emphatically challenging their threat to individual rights and defending constitutional limitations on the US government’s power.
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