Bill Wohlsifer to Speak at Meet the Experts Press Conference
Florida – Attorney General Candidate Bill Wohlsifer (LPF), author of the states proposed marijuana regulations, will be one of the expert panelists at the upcoming Meet the Experts press conference, hosted by the Florida Marijuana Conference, Saturday, July 19th. The conference will be taking place at the Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood, FL and begins at 9:00 a.m. lasting until 8:00 that evening. Mr. Wohlsifer will be speaking at 10:00 about pending Florida cannabis regulations. All of Mr. Wohlsifer’s positions concerning medical marijuana can be found on his website: http://wohlsifer4ag.com/2014/05/06/web-crony-capitalism-much-bigger-charlottes-web/
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Ralph Benko Contributor
Later this week, much of the living inner circle of Rep. Jack Kemp’s brain trust will be convening, on Capitol Hill, to observe the 30th anniversary of Kemp’s introduction of the Gold Standard Act of 1984. The Jack Kemp Foundation President Jimmy Kemp considers the gold standard the most important unfinished element of his father’s policy agenda. Enactment, in the opinion of this columnist and others, would unleash a tsunami of equitable prosperity on America and the world.
Will a new political leader pick up the opportunity to reintroduce Kemp’s legislation and complete Kemp’s magnum opus … putting America, and the world, back on the fast track to sizzling economic growth? It’s an appealing opportunity. Many — Republican and Democrat — who supported the original Kemp supply side agenda politically flourished. Most notably the Kemp growth formula of lower tax rates and good, rather than easy, money proved crucial to propelling Ronald Reagan to the presidency … and, then, to a landslide re-election by a prospering America.
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An In-depth analysis of Common Core in the 2014 Session
In 2013, parents across the state of Florida started to speak out against Common Core Standards yet fell short of stopping the implementation. The 2014 legislative session saw a continuation of that battle. John Hallman has completed his analysis of the changes made and what they mean for our students.
The politicians in Tallahassee are saying they heard us and passed laws addressing our concerns, but did they? Why is Common Core wrong for our students to begin with?
One of the larger outcries was against the testing consortium known as PAARc. Was PAARC the only problem?
There were Legislative Champions and Enemies. Who were they and what did they do this session.
What can we do now to protect our students from Common Core?
All of these important questions and an in-depth analysis of all of the 2014 legislation on Common Core is explained. Our children deserve the best education. It is upon us to ensure that they get it.
Florida Grassroots Activism Action Alerts by Alexander Snitker
On the morning of September 8th, 2013, an Ohioan mother who had been dealt the worst blow any parent could have lived through, woke up knowing that her daughter’s murder would finally be vindicated. This knowledge would quickly get dashed though. Soon she would get word that the execution of her daughter’s killer would be stayed for the, now, third time. Heartbroken and confused, she asked what the reason behind the next in a series of postponements, which had only gone on to increase her stress and remind her of the terrible pain she had endured and been living with since she heard the news of her daughter’s vicious murder. Certainly this was another legal issue. Another lawyer had put into question the sanity of the murderer, or something along those lines, just as with the other delays. Not this time, though. This time it was for another reason. This time was for a reason that made less sense than any of the other excuses she had heard leading up to the day. She had no idea what to say when she was told that the Attorney General had requested for the Governor to stay the execution so she could attend a fundraising event meant to fund her reelection campaign…in November of 2014.
This woman, who had supported the so-called “Timely Justice Act” intended to accelerate the death penalty process in Florida, had just added another level stress to the victim’s mother. Not only had she selfishly moved a state event to allow her to attend a personal fundraising event, but she did so at the cost of the tax-payers who had already been burdened with paying for the accused’s room, board, and appeals process. Luckily, she was able to raise over $166,000 at the event. All of this only cost the Florida taxpayers an additional $1,000 to the department of corrections (the amount that it costs the tax-payers in public finance contributions would end up being an additional $200,000).
The $1,000 was a drop in the bucket compared to what Floridian’s had already payed to house and feed a serial rapist, and murderer. After all, they only pushed the execution back 21 days, which was a minute amount of time since his conviction had occurred over two decades prior. It was also 21 extra days the victim’s mother had to live with knowledge that her daughter’s killer was still alive…while her daughter wasn’t. Americans are protected from cruel and unusual punishment. To extend one mother’s uncertainty and stress by any amount of time because one person wanted to add more money to her already over a half a million in savings is the cruelest punishment a government can dole out to someone who had lived through the cruelest punishment the universe can dole out. It is no wonder the victim’s mother’s only response to the news was, “It’s ridiculous.”
This article originally appeared here: http://wohlsifer4ag.com/2014/06/27/pam-bondis-views-timely-justice-act-valid-schedule-allows/
Many people I talk to about their investments and portfolios ask me about what percentage of their assets should they hold in precious metals. This might seem like a rather easy answer but it really is not. There is a range of things that could affect what you want in your portfolio and how much you want depends on what your goal is.
My default answer without any explanation would be somewhere between 10 – 30 percent. However, I always emphasize that before making such a decision you need to see what you have and what your goals are in order to fit a plan that works properly for you.
Clearly, given the recent turn of events over the last several years, it is obvious that nearly all investors did not even take the time to think of such a question. Gold as an asset class, to the average investor, was not looked at until precious metals began it outperform the stock market in general. Simply look at the gold prices from 2007 to 2011 to see what I mean.
Now-a-days you can pick up nearly any financial newspaper and you are almost guaranteed to see daily stories about whether you as an investor should buy or sell or gold. The articles will take you through all the technical and fundamental arguments you want hear about. For sure, the sensible ones will focus on the question we are asking here…how much of your investment portfolio ought to be based in precious metals.
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, an infographic from ArrestRecords.com
Over and over I hear complaints about President Obama. Many times people talk about impeaching him. They claim he is the worse President ever in the entire history of the United States; he is destroying this country etc. I will admit that not everyone thinks these things. There are plenty who are confused and even more who are delusional enough to believe that his socialist agenda is for the good of the country.
People who are capable of critical thinking know better. People who get their news from other sources than the government controlled socialistic leaning propaganda machine know better. We are certainly all aware by now that many of his actions are in fact impeachable offenses. Clearly, what he has done over the last several years is of far greater offenses than Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky Gate or Richard Nixon’s Watergate.
Congress is supposed to be the branch of our government that passes the law. The President and his Executive Branch are supposed to be the ones who enforce the law. Yet, time and time again, we see President Obama bypassing the Congress and making his own laws through Executive Orders. His laws trample the Constitution as if it is worthless. Worse yet, neither we nor Congress does anything about it.
We as The People could do something if we wanted to, but that would probably require an insurrection of some sort. I am not sure we are ready for such drastic measures even if they are justified. So that leaves us with Congress.
I know quite a few people who wrote to their congress critters asking for impeachment proceedings to begin. They listed several of the offenses and made strong cases for impeachment to begin. Over the years we heard about impeachment a lot. It has come up more than once. Anyone with a slight modicum of sense and knowledge of the Constitution could make a case for it. Unfortunately, no matter how much I would like to see it happen or how much anyone in the country would like to see it come to fruition, it just is NOT going to happen.
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By Ralph Benko
Jack Kemp was one of very few transformational political leaders of the 20th century. He incontrovertibly was the political prime mover in raising the world’s wealth to $100 trillion (trillion with a t). As this writer elsewhere has observed:
“According to the World Bank, the world’s GDP in 1980 was around $11 trillion. Today it is around $60 trillion. The added $50 trillion-per-year capitalizes to over $100 trillion in new wealth… even when adjusted for inflation.”
$100 trillion is a lot of money… even by Washington standards. Thanks to the work of Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.) and his tiny team, America was instrumental in bringing a billion people out of abject poverty into decent working affluence. Not incidentally, Kemp’s work created the conditions for the generation of nearly 40 million jobs, under Reagan and Clinton, in America. Abandoning the Kemp formula, America has stagnated.Kemp’s honors include the
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FOX News in conjunction with the University of Florida Gainesville, will be hosting the first 2014 Gubernatorial Debates which will include Libertarian Candidate Adrian Wyllie, to be held September 29th from 6:30 – 7:30. Also invited are Democrat Nan Rich, Former Governor Charlie Crist and Governor Rick Scott. There will be a debate party following the event. Wyllie has consistently been polling statewide in high numbers and once you hear him speak, your hooked on freedom. www.wyllieforgovernor.com
Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate for Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional District after receiving great news from stpetepolls.org, showing Overby with a big jump at 31%, only 16 points behind incumbent David Jolly, has now a campaign which has taken off nationally and Overby, is now considered the best candidate in the country to beat the establishment. Overby was a guest Monday on FOX news show “The Independents”. Look for Overby to win this race in a surprise as Jolly is polling less than 50% with no Democratic opposition. In the poll, 43% of Dems are likely to vote for Overby. www.lucasoverby.com
Jote’ Thompson – Author
The Chronicles of Freedom
Florida -The AFL-CIO is the recognized voice of labor in the State of Florida. It is commonly accused as a largely partisan organization. In many cases, the sheer fact of having a “D” will get a candidate the nod. Many wonder if that is how Crist (dubbed the anti-Crist by the AFL-CIO when he ran for governor as an R) now receives their 2014 endorsement. We offer our consolations to the hard work of Nan Rich and her staff.
This election season’s Attorney General’s race creates a new first for the AFL-CIO. Both of the candidates who received the endorsement will be facing off in the August Democratic primary. The fact the winning spot goes to the two Democrats bodes well for Libertarian Attorney General Candidate Bill Wohlsifer. To our staff’s knowledge Mr. Wohlsifer was the only Libertarian invited to participate. Thrilled to inform and educate AFL-CIO members from a huge range of occupations of the true advocacy and action the Libertarian party offers, Bill Wohlsifer was happy to participate and was received well throughout the halls and gatherings of the conference in Jacksonville, FL this past weekend.
“Coming in 2nd to what amounts to a nod only to a prevailing party, instead of an individual candidate’s particular beliefs, tells me my campaign platform earned an opportunity to be heard. We took that opportunity and will continue to reach out to individuals wanting freedom to practice their craft and trade.”
The AFL-CIO boasts 900,000+ members in Florida. These cover a wide variety of trades and skill sets. It is significant that a Libertarian candidate for Attorney General garnered enough attention to be invited to participate. It was an excellent opportunity to introduce Bill’s platform to an audience who may have never encountered it, much less considered it, otherwise. Simply put, this is another example of the Libertarian Party gaining traction in traditionally exclusive circles, which is why they are currently the fastest growing party in Florida.
To most people, gold is just a metal. To them, any precious metal is just a metal. Yet, when it comes to metals they seek out and hoard gold, silver and other precious metals. Often they do this with jewelry. The idea of them investing in something to make them look nice (jewelry) and still have a retained value that would make others “jealous” because that jealously stems from the value perceived of the metal. The perception is what gives gold its intrinsic value; otherwise it would in fact be “just” another piece of metal.
Gold and other precious metals like silver have played an important part in our monetary systems over the centuries. The first gold coins were struck by order of King Croesus of Lydia (what is now part of Turkey), somewhere around the year 550 BC. Countries around the world soon followed suit and gold coins became the currency until the introduction of paper money. Even then, when paper was introduced, it was still tied to the value of gold through a standard of acceptance and trading.
Countries hoard gold to this very day. In the United States we officially came off the gold standard in the early 1970’s (1971 I think?) with President Nixon. That does not stop the country from still hoarding its gold though. When times get tough and the money from the Federal Reserve becomes worthless, that gold will be used to kick start the relevance of the country again. You see, gold’s baseline is the single role it plays as a primary asset that is held without being someone else’s liability.
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