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If anyone follows what I have written for Little Green Footballs or United Liberty, you’ll know I was pretty harsh on Ron Paul’s son Rand, who is now the Senator elect for the state of Kentucky. While in Washington D.C., a Kentuckian of high rank in a libertarian organization told me that “racism” was catapulting Rand to the Kentucky seat in the U.S. Senate. This was before his painful Civil Rights interview on Rachel Maddow’s show or having discovered that Rand was the generous recipient of donations from white nationalist organizations.

As is said over at Disinfo, both Senator Paul and Congressman Paul being the subject of a New York Times spotlight is a sharp break from the treatment of Paul during 2008. Read for yourself:

As virtually all of Washington was declaring WikiLeaks’s disclosures of secret diplomatic cables an act of treason, Representative Ron Paul was applauding the organization for exposing the United States’ “delusional foreign policy.”

For this, the conservative blog RedState dubbed him “Al Qaeda’s favorite member of Congress.”

It was hardly the first time that Mr. Paul had marched to his own beat. During his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, he was best remembered for declaring in a debate that the 9/11 attacks were the Muslim world’s response to American military intervention around the globe. A fellow candidate, former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, interrupted and demanded that he take back the words — a request that Mr. Paul refused.

During his 20 years in Congress, Mr. Paul has staked out the lonely end of 434-to-1 votes against legislation that he considers unconstitutional, even on issues as ceremonial as granting Mother Teresa a Congressional Gold Medal. His colleagues have dubbed him “Dr. No,” but his wife will insist that they have the spelling wrong: he is really Dr. Know.

Now it appears others are beginning to credit him with some wisdom — or at least acknowledging his passionate following.

After years of blocking him from a leadership position, Mr. Paul’s fellow Republicans have named him chairman of the House subcommittee on domestic monetary policy, which oversees the Federal Reserve as well as the currency and the valuation of the dollar.

Mr. Paul has strong views on those issues. He has written a book called “End the Fed”; he embraces Austrian economic thought, which holds that the government has no role in regulating the economy; and he advocates a return to the gold standard.

Many of the new Republicans in the next Congress campaigned on precisely the issues that Mr. Paul has been talking about for 40 years: forbidding Congress from any action not explicitly authorized in the Constitution, eliminating entire federal departments as unconstitutional and checking the power of the Fed.

He has been called the “intellectual godfather of the Tea Party,” but he also is the real father of the Tea Party movement’s most high-profile winner, Senator-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky. (The two will be roommates in Ron Paul’s Virginia condominium. “I told him as long as he didn’t expect me to cook,” the elder Mr. Paul said. “I’m not going to take care of him the way his mother did.”)…

Ron Paul did in the 2008 Republican presidential debates what no one from either party had ever dared to do in public: democratize and hold for discussion the merits of foreign policy and drug policy. In the Democratic Party, Dennis Kucinich has played a similar role but, perhaps because of the inherent contrarian nature of Paul’s libertarianism, was never as unapologetic. When Paul discussed drug and foreign policy, he sounded a whole lot more like normal people who don’t hold office or work in a think tank in Washington D.C.

Your body: What’s wrong with me? The hypochondriac’s guide.(Features)

The People (London, England) April 24, 2005 Byline: STEVE KING HEADACHES Worst Case Scenario: Brain tumour Headaches tend to be worse when you wake up and ease during the day. There will be other symptoms, including:

Vomiting, nausea and speech difficulties Lack of co-ordination, memory or personality changes Best Case Scenario: Tension headache Tension headaches often start in the afternoon or early evening, and their intensity comes and goes. this web site ingrown toenail treatment

Doc says: OSee your doctor about a headache which doesnOt go after a couple of hours and the use of painkillers. DonOt delay.O CHEST PAINS Worst Case Scenario: Heart attack Heart attacks are usually described as a crushing, pressing or occasionally stabbing pain. They tend to be in the centre of the chest or just below the centre of the rib cage, and can spread to the arms, abdomen, neck or lower jaw.

Best Case Scenario: Heartburn Heartburn is a form of indigestion. ItOs usually a pain behind the breastbone.

Doc says: OItOs very common for heartburn to be confused with heart attacks. If in doubt, always check it out with your GP.O Worst Case Scenario: Breast cancer Symptoms can include:

A lump or thickening in the breast or under the arm A clear or bloody discharge from the nipple Redness or swelling of the breast Best Case Scenario: A simple cyst.

The majority [ETH] 85 per cent [ETH] of breast lumps are not cancerous. Fluid- filled cysts are most common in pre-menopausal women (40-55) and those who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Doc says: OLumps often need no treatment, but must always be checked.O PAINFUL HIPS Worst Case Scenario: Osteoporosis One early sign can be a loss of height, caused by weakened vertebrae (spine bones). Osteoporosis isnOt usually painful. go to website ingrown toenail treatment

Best Case Scenario: General wear and tear or a sports injury.

Doc says: OBest or worst way, you need to seek treatment immediately.O BACK PAIN Worst Case Scenario: Kidney stones Kidney stones are caused by high concentrations of urine in the body. Stones may become trapped, causing severe pain in the back or side.

Best Case Scenario: Urine infection Urinary tract infections can cause frequent urinating and pain or a burning sensation when urinating.

Doc says: OStones cause terrible pain and shouldnOt be mistaken for a urine infection or cystitis. See your GP.O PAINFUL TOES Worst Case Scenario: Gout The main symptom is severe, agonising pain at and around the toe joint. The area can be so painful that walking and even the weight of bed sheets can be unbearable.

Best Case Scenario: Ingrown toenail An ingrown toenail is painful. The surrounding skin might be deep pink and may release a discharge, or it might appear raw with a moist lump overlapping the nail edge.

Doc says: OHave a look. If itOs an ingrown toenail youOll be able to see it quite clearly. Get treatment from a chiropodist.O LUMPS ON SKIN Worst Case Scenario: Skin cancer The most dangerous kind, malignant melanoma, is least common. It starts as a small, painless lump most often on the lip, ear or back of the hand.

Best Case Scenario: Urticaria (hives) Hives appear as raised white-ish or flesh-coloured bumps on the skin and often itch. Most fade quickly.

Doc says: OHives come and go [ETH] anything more serious wonOt disappear when you take an anti-histamine.O

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