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Police Reject Candidate for Being Too Intelligent

This is not the first time I’ve seen a story like this, it is apparently typical hiring policy for police in many areas. Let’s face it, they want a dumbed-down police force that’s just smart enough to follow orders. We just can’t have our police thinking too much or questioning procedure!

This story says that the average I.Q. for a cop is 104, if that is accurate it means there are thousands of police with I.Q.’s in the 80-100 range. Is it any surprise then that incidents of police brutality and abuses upon citizens (as well as the Constitution) are now so frequent?

From Ananova:

A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test.

Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took an exam to join the New London police, in Connecticut, in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125.

But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.

Mr Jordan launched a federal lawsuit against the city, but lost.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Mr Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

He said: “This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class. I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.”

He said he does not plan to take any further legal action and has worked as a prison guard since he took the test.

The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.

New Today: Queen Michelle Obama Has 26 Taxpayer-Funded Assistants

The Dollar is a Big Element of U.S. Security

Here is a letter from Ron Paul to the Wall Street Journal published today:

I was delighted to read in Judy Shelton’s op-ed, “Security and the Falling Dollar” (Feb. 15), that at long last the security implications of the dollar’s collapse have made their way into the mainstream media. The dollar’s strength (or lack thereof) has been of paramount concern to me, and the subject of many of my statements over the past several years. Decades of manipulation by the Federal Reserve have benefited the government and certain politically-connected firms, while gradually destroying the purchasing power of middle-class Americans. Despite numerous warnings in the past, it is only now at a point of acute crisis that Washington insiders are beginning to awaken to the reality of the end of dollar hegemony.

While I desire reform of our current monetary system, my own proposals have not been as all-encompassing as Ms. Shelton’s suggestion to return to a Bretton Woods-style system. Her recommendation, though, that gold backing should make up a component of a future monetary system, is one that we would all do well to heed. My own legislative proposals focus around eliminating the taxes and laws that dissuade individuals and institutions from using gold as currency or as a backing for currency. By allowing market processes to determine the issuance of currency, we can allow individuals to decide for themselves what currency they wish to use. This would lead to a gradual reintroduction of sound money and avoid the market shocks that occur when monetary decisions are mandated by government fiat.

Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas)
Washington

Ron Paul Slams Bernake for Deliberately Destroying the Dollar

Ron Paul — the only presidential candidate who years ago foresaw our financial troubles coming due to our bad economic policies — schooled Ben Bernake yet again today during a House Financial Services Committee meeting. In regards to Bernake’s adherence to failed policies Paul warned him that “history is against you”.

This comes at a moment when oil prices are hitting record highs and when the Euro is at an all-time high against the dollar. Oil is predicted to climb much higher over the next few months; currently oil is very close to an all-time inflation adjusted high. Gold is also climbing quickly — and gold would be even higher if not for the artificial suppression of it’s price.

Between the tanking dollar (inflation), the housing meltdown, the credit crunch, and a pointless war in Iraq (that costs well over 400 million dollars per day) our economic outlook is not too bright and the middle class could soon be in danger of disappearing. On top of all that you’ve got Alan Greenspan over in the middle east last week encouraging them to drop the dollar peg. Even government can’t be this incompetent… it’s like it’s all being done on purpose! Hmm, so how long until they bring out the Amero?

Ron Paul appeared on the Fox Business channel to further discuss the dollar, monetary policy, the economy, and the events of the FSC meeting:


Market Traders Cheer Paul’s comments.

Diebold Accidentally Releases 2008 Presidential Election Results

It’s sad (and funny) but true — there is more honesty in the satirical humor of The Onion than in the corporate “mainstream” media:

Ron Paul Will Continue On

Ron Paul appeared with John Roberts on CNN this morning to talk about his presidential campaign, Castro and Cuba, and the future of the Ron Paul rEVOLution.

Ron Paul Discusses Trans-Texas Corridor on CNN’s Lou Dobbs 2.19.2008

Wait a minute — is this the same CNN network that criticized Ron Paul and accused him of spreading a conspiracy theory when he mentioned the NAFTA Superhighway and Trans-Texas Corridor during the presidential debates??? (The correct answer is, of course, YES!)

Prodigy of Mobb Deep Speaks on Ron Paul

“I’ve been lookin at this dude Ron Paul, he’s been exposing a lot of things that need to be talked about… It’s all about freedoms — they’re trying to take away our freedoms. Everybody needs to come together as a people and protect our freedoms. Put religion aside, put color aside…” –Prodigy

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