But first you may wish to visit the following websites to familiarize yourself with this "big idea" brought to you by the brilliant "representatives" divorced from reality intent on steering our ship toward Eutopia:
Americorp website. Here's a sample:
" The number of Americans volunteering in their communities jumped by 1.6 million last year, the largest increase in six years, according to the 2010 Volunteering in America report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
More than 63.4 million Americans volunteered in 2009, giving 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth an estimated $169 billion, and demonstrating America’s spirit of generosity at its best."
Also at the Americorp site:
" 9/11 Day of Service Organizers Launch Comprehensive Education Resource for Teachers, Families and Students Nationwide"
Interesting concept. Work without pay. This is how we will compete with the cheap overseas labor - we'll GIVE our time away! What a brilliant concept. And while we're at it - we'll pretend that WTC 7 wasn't "pulled" and commemorate the fraudulent lies we were told by our inept government about the 911 attacks. This will ensure that a generation of children will be fed lies by their "educators" about what really happened on September 11, 2001. Notice that no critical thinkers need apply - only teachers who have absolutely no concept of the laws of physics or the melting point of structural steel. What's the saying? "Close enough for government work?" Yeah that's it.
So let's think about what community service really is.
Community service means serving your community - the place you live. This can be at a national, state, or local level. But who is to define exactly what actions a citizen can take will serve the community best?
Personally I like to think for myself - I don't need some government-employed goof who can't make it in the real world doing my thinking for me. No. Government workers today, as has been pointed out by others, are basically the modern version of "welfare queens." And by the way, I pay their way in the form of taxes - so why the hell are they coming up with ideas? Aren't my ideas better since they work for me and I have the ability to make it on my own without needing "Big Brother" to supply me with a job? And now that I think about it - anybody who needs "Big Brother" for a job doesn't have anything worth selling - or they would be selling it on the open market -you know - like good "free market capitalists" our government pretends to be.
That said - I'll present an alternative that the government stooges haven't thought of: Start a blog. Start a revolution. Exercise your freedom of speech - express your opinion - to this goofy government that, in concert with a corporate-owned jingo media - is doing their damndest to prevent.
Serve your country by being a citizen in thought and action. Read our founding documents. Read alternative websites and become educated. Turn off Glenn "shoot him in the head" Beck when he pretends to be your friend as he lines his pockets while your pockets are being picked by his handlers.
Serve your country as a citizen - not a slave. Hold your "representatives" accountable - there is strength in numbers.
That's real community service. It is priceless.
Note: I've always knew this was the case - basically "how it's done" - but Alan Watt has done a great job of really nailing down "predictive programming" - the method by which the masses are pre-conditioned into acceptance of changes that would alarm them had they not been previously programmed via television and movies to accept the coming norms. Norms that would shock the public - if they hadn't been introduced to the concepts - like a police state - previously via the corporate-controlled public airwaves and bandwidths.
I highly recommend watching these videos.
" “I’ve accepted my bipolar diagnosis, and I’m getting treatment,” he said. "
Note: Yeah - that's it - he's "crazy." At least he didn't actually do it. What I find surprising about this story is that it actually appeared in the media. I have a feeling that this is just one of many similar cases. People are fed up and the party in government continues.
" Police said 118 drivers were stopped between 11 Friday night and 3 Saturday morning. "
Note: The cops are "following orders" here in Virginia too - for the federal grant money. The feds give them the money and they violate people's rights to keep them "safe." Since the cops are going along with it - it oughta' be obvious that they are not interested in protecting the rights of citizens. Protect and serve what?
" Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor and a close adviser to Mr. Rubio, said the race had been consumed by multiple distractions beyond Mr. Rubio’s control. But he said the message of an optimistic conservative, which he believes national Republican leaders are not offering, would set Mr. Rubio apart. "
Note: Okay - if Bush supports somebody - I don't. I really don't care what they claim - they are supported by liars who made many claims - some of which I fell for - then did the exact opposite once in office.
I wonder if he is being advised to lie to the public now, by his mentors, then just do whatever the Bush clan needs him to do for their support once he gets in office.
I hear the mafia gives you an offer you "can't refuse." Is that a candidate you want?
How long will this public fall for the same scam over and over?
Senators demand answers on saved body scans and privacy protections (...till it's off the front pages)
"Senators said they were "disturbed" by reports U.S. Marshals have saved more than 35,000 body scan images from a Florida courthouse, according to a letter sent Friday. "
Note: The senators are disturbed all right.
No - not because of the violation of privacy of the public. They are just plain disturbed. After all - if such trivial issues as privacy of the public mattered to such elitists they wouldn't be using Israeli companies run by crooks as middlemen for the NSA to spy on Americans. They would have said more when an American 19-year-old was killed by Israelis on a Gaza peace ship. They would have said more when we embarked on a "war on terror" which really doesn't mean anything. They would protect freedom of speech with the same religious fervor they unfortunately reserve only for the wishes of their AIPAC puppetmasters - to the detriment of the rights of We The People. These Senators - these public serpents - are nothing but venal politicians posing for a photo op.
But now that the bloggers kept the pressure on and the truth is coming out about the naked body scanners- that is - that the images are stored-it's time for the sell-out politicians to put on a big show to pretend they are champions of the people. (After all how stupid/disturbed does a person have to be to think that the images are not stored - what are they gonna' do if they find a gun on someone - NOT save the picture as evidence to bring to court?) Meanwhile - the perverts that rammed this sick tech down the public's throat stack more gold in their vaults. Lieberman. Hah! I'd rather have the "cowardly lion" fighting for my rights rather than Lieberman - because I have more respect for a coward than a traitor.
The senators are out of touch with the public, reality, rationality and technology. They do not share the "common sense" that the rest of us do because they haven't said a word about the fact that some of the images saved - if all images were saved - must be of the genitals of children. Somewhere some of the saved images must be child porn - that is - if definitions mattered any more. First they told us NO images would be saved. Now they tell us 35,000 images are stored. Are we to think this is the whole truth rather than the tip of an iceberg? I may have been born at night but I wasn't born last night.
No it doesn't matter who took the pictures - as they will try to convince you. You can't say - hey - we are from the TSA and we stored pictures of your child's naked body so that makes it OK. No on the contrary it makes it even worse. Have you seen the TSA worker-force at an airport lately? The people on their way to somewhere who bought an airline ticket are under the control of a bunch of people who have nowhere to go and cannot afford an airline ticket. I met one security guy at an airport who told me he'd never been on an airplane. Does that matter? I dunno but something is upside-down here.
But even more damning may be the images of the genitals of Senator (Israel) Joseph Lieberman - because they are clamped in a vise with a lock that only the leaders of AIPAC have a key for.
This naked body scanner issue is not funny. It is yet another sick encroachment toward the complete domination of Americans - more humiliating crap - basically forcing the public to suffer the same violations one would expect as an "inmate" at a prison or insane asylum.
We are at a point where it is time to stop letting the nuts run the nut house. What will come of this story - will anyone pay for lying earlier assuring the public that the images were NOT being saved?
Don't let the smokescreen media deflect your attention. Follow the story - see what comes of it over time. If you still have faith in the phony electronic elections - perhaps it will change your mind as to who to vote for - as if that mattered.
Go to time=3:35 in this video. Look carefully at the left side of the screen - notice the workers -that would represent YOU - if not already - very shortly here in America.
The "boss man" could be a CEO, politician, or military leader. Reminds me of the motorcades and air fleets our "representatives" have at their disposal while the rest of us fight it out in traffic on crappy roads - some of which have been leased to foreign entities.
Maybe harsh - but other than the uniforms - what's different?
2. Now please read the article from which the following excerpt was snipped: Gwynne Dyer: U.S. vs. Iran would be nukes or nothing
" When Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked recently on NBC's "Meet The Press" whether the United States has a military plan for an attack on Iran, he replied simply: "We do."
General staffs are supposed to plan for even the most unlikely future contingencies. Right down to the 1930s, for example, the United States maintained and annually updated plans for the invasion of Canada. But what the planning process will have revealed, in this case, is that there is no way for the U.S. to win a non-nuclear war with Iran."
One must wonder how General Boykin can be so oblivious to information even armchair generals have at their fingertips. Or is he really? If he is aware of the need for nukes we have a problem with telling the "whole truth" do we not General?
Here's a video from UN inspector Scott Ritter that you may wish to take into consideration when you hear we need to attack Iran:
War is really a failure of diplomacy. Starting war to prevent war - does it really make sense? Using nukes to prevent a nuclear war - does it make sense?
It is time to stop the madness.
Remove the warmongers.
Are we no more than laboratory rats programmed to behave according to a script written by those who see us as animals, whose only purpose is to be saddled and ridden according to their wishes.
Are we no more than slaves to our own desire for perceived safety , materialism and deceiving comfort?
...here's some musings...
Many are for sure. It may boil down to the simple terrible fact that "propaganda works very very well."
We are immersed in a situation of almost total propaganda - a system so complete that without a keen interest in the specifics, a burning desire to know not only what is going on - but why it is going on. History must be understood. Additionally one must have the means available in terms of time, and resources to perform the work needed to become knowledgeable enough to see through the propaganda. Oh - I forgot that it is important to study propaganda too.
So in terms of citizens and voters - most don't get to a place where they can see the big picture - whether it is their fault due to laziness, lack of resources, or just interested in other things. Regardless - the public remains ignorant as they are unsuspectingly drowned in the total propaganda swamp in which almost everything influencing them keeps them mired. The swamp needs to be drained.
" But the Obama Administration remains intent upon protecting the poppies so that the Afghan farmers and local drug lords can reap the benefits of what purports to be a bumper crop. "
Note: This is not hard to figure out. Motive - motive - motive. Who benefits? Sometimes I feel bad about the acrimonious invective I've leveled at the American military forces - then after I read another one of these articles - I stop feeling bad because the leaders know what is going on. I know West Point mass-produces a lot of robots - but they mass-produce high quality robots - they are not stupid - they just "follow orders" just like the NAZIs used to defend their actions.
"Following orders" ultimately failed as a viable defense. That is - after the game was up and no one could profitably protect the perps.
The brass in the US military are perpetuating the lies - they are in this quagmire up to their eyeballs - and they are still "true believers" - that is - they really think they will be able to keep the lie going - like an Amway pyramid - but if they weren't robots -but philosophers - and they understood as wise men do that pyramids have tops and bottoms and the laws of nature tend to balance out - and things in nature have beginnings and ends - independent of the actions of human intervention - they would not be on radio shows and TV shows selling more war to the public.
The game's up folks. The whole thing is a sham - and "we" (the suckered public) are losing. Losing what - the wars? No. Fucking everyfuckingthing.
Blackmail and bribery will get you just so far - then the laws of nature take over. It's kind of like cheating on your car's oil changes - you get away with a little here and a little there but the motor suffers wear. If you don't sell the car - it will fail while in your possession.
And that is where we are. Nobody wants to buy our lies. Nobody wants our money. Nobody wants a jingo culture of murderers in their neighborhood. Nobody wants to pay for all this nasty crusade.
If the US government doesn't get their shit together - the public is gonna' get their shit together for them - I can feel it in my bones.
Ya' know - nobody in America really complains - it's part of our culture - you suck it up and take it. Got a big medical bill? Eat it. Got to pay your credit card at 33% interest you never signed up for but the banks changed hands so now under the NEW contract you are liable - oh hell find a way. There is no more "way" for the masses - that is - unless you want to work in China. But if you decide to move to China check out their guest worker laws first so you can leave the tambourine at home.
We are going to have a revolution. I hope it is not violent because that is the most destructive crap-shoot one can hope for. After all - who wins violent competitions? The violent. That is exactly who is in charge in America now. Conclusion - no change will result - especially when you take into consideration the infiltration of groups by the FBI, CIA, and the rest of the dictatorial apparatus.
But revolution is the path we are on - one way or the other - whether you like it or not - I like it or not - or anybody likes it or not.
A friend of mine recently reminded me of a John Wayne movie that pretty much illustrates the system we live under today - here in America and worldwide.
It goes like this: John Wayne and his cowboys show up armed (as usual) to meet some banditos wearing sombreros to collect something - doesn't matter what.
Anyway - John Wayne is slumped over bored as ever as the Mexican guy says to John Wayne (before delivering the goods John Wayne showed up for):
Bad guy: "Did you bring any gold senior?"
John Wayne: "Nope"
Bad guy: "Did you bring any silber senior?"
John Wayne: "Nope; Just LEAD"
At this point a tumultuous gun battle commences - and that is where we are.
Might makes right. If you have the weapons and you can draw faster you win - the losers are the bad guys because when you are dead you can't make your case in court.
That is where we are. I don't like it - but I can live with it.
What is the solution to all this?
We need to bring back common decency to American culture - without lawyers defining "common decency" for us. We all know what common decency is. Common decency means respecting other people - and if you don't - everybody around you recognizes your trespass and stands up for what is right.
The law enforcement community needs to let men be men. I'm not talking about taking law into one's own hands. I'm talking about cops and lawyers and judges rewarding those who stand up for their rights and helping citizens protect their rights rather than taking advantage of their position to force citizens to surrender their rights.
I am talking about common sense becoming the norm in court - in law - in punishment - in everything.
There is no more money to support the phony made-for-TV cop fantasy we live in. There is no more money to support the military adventure-crusade we are living. The lives wrecked and the body count are obscene - to put it nicely.
Americans - and everyone - wake UP. Talk. Stop "NOT talking." Stop believing that people speaking to you through corporate media-owned channels care about you. If you don't believe me, call up the idiot telling you that everything is OK and ask them, since they care about you, to send you a goddam mortgage payment. You will never get one. Yeah - nothing. They will think you are crazy - after all - how can an adult be so stupid and deluded that they think their "friend" cares about them, as a father cares about his children, that they would actually pay for anything you need - like fucking FOOD? Talk about crazy!
My friends - think about it. Violent revolution can be avoided one way: Peaceful revolution. Peaceful revolution can only come about via interpersonal communications. Translation - talk. Talk, talk, talk, talk, about details, amounts, percentages, time lines, and debt.
Once everybody can communicate this problem is as good as solved. The time for the "good trooper" doing their "duty" paying without a job in silence is over. Once everybody talks and finds that they are in the same boat - the clowns screwing all of us will have to find a new circus.
My apologies in advance for this rant but I felt it had to be posted.
" Halliburton Co. said on Wednesday that it has gotten a letter of intent from Shell Iraq Petroleum Development BV that would make Halliburton the project manager for developing the Majnoon field in southern Iraq. "
Note: I guess mission accomplished since Halliburton is "all set." No word about mercenaries remaining.
" The News Corporation’s contribution was one of three donations of $1 million or more that the Republican group received in the last quarter, with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce donating $1.48 million and David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, giving $1 million.
The biggest donation to the Democratic governors’ group was $500,000 from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. "
" The American public thinks they are rugged individualists, who come to conclusions based upon sound reason and a rational thought process. The truth is that the vast majority of Americans act like a herd of cattle or a horde of lemmings. Throughout history there have been many instances of mass delusion. They include the South Sea Company bubble, Mississippi Company bubble, Dutch Tulip bubble, and Salem witch trials. It appears that mass delusion has replaced baseball as the national past-time in America. In the space of the last 15 years the American public have fallen for the three whopper delusions:
Buy stocks for the long run "
Note: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is one helluva' book - this article discusses bubbles in the book. Another parallel we are living with past mass delusions - in my opinion anyway - is the similarity to the "Crusades" - also discussed in that book .
" ''Then, they spend two to three times more on marketing than on research to persuade doctors to prescribe these new drugs. Doctors may get misleading information and then misinform patients about the risks of a new drug. It's really a two-tier market for lemons.' "
" Iranian officials on Tuesday warned Israel not to take military action. Iranian media quoted Ahmad Vahidi, Iran's defense minister, as saying Israel would be taking a huge risk with such an attack. "
Note: Why doesn't warmonger John Bolton and his family lead the ground assault? This is INSANITY.
" Constitution-shredding lettres de cachet, NSLs are administrative subpoenas that can be executed by agencies such as the FBI, CIA or Defense Department, solely on the say so of supervisory agents.
The noxious warrants are not subject to court review, nor can a recipient even disclose they have received one. Because of their secretive nature, they are extremely difficult to challenge.
Issued by unaccountable Executive Branch agents hiding behind a façade of top secret classifications and much-ballyhooed "sources and methods," NSLs clearly violate our constitutional rights. "
Read entire article HERE
" Monsanto says it has no interest in the bill and would not benefit from it, but Monsanto’s Michael Taylor who gave us rBGH and unregulated genetically modified (GM) organisms, appears to have designed it and is waiting as an appointed Food Czar to the FDA (a position unapproved by Congress) to administer the agency it would create — without judicial review — if it passes. S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming. "
Read entire article HERE
" The United States by every measure is hanging on by a thread to its First World status. Saddled by debt, engaged in wars on multiple fronts with a rising police state at home, declining economic productivity, and wild currency fluctuations all threaten America's future. "
Read entire article HERE
" This is why residents of the town Bedford, Virginia were appalled when a bust statue of Stalin was installed in the new D-Day memorial. "
"... in 1937 Stalin decided to liquidate the entire leadership of the Ukrainian Soviet government and the CPU. […] By June 1938 the top seventeen ministers of the Ukrainian Soviet government were arrested and executed. The prime minister, Liubchenko, committed suicide. Almost the entire Central Committee and Politburo of Ukraine perished. An estimated 37% of the Communist party members in Ukraine - about 170,000 people - were purged. "
Stalin. A statue of Stalin in Virginia. Bad sign.
I heard about this on one of the flunkie AM stations here in Charlottesville, Virginia where the concept was presented to the wide-eyed masses in a positive light. You see - Stalin, although only taking second place after Mao for mass-murderer ribbon status - was actually a good guy.
You see, the Russians took big hits regarding human losses in WW2 that we need to be thankful for. Yeah - that's what they were saying. And Stalin was the leader to which we owe gratitude that made the defeat of Hitler possible. I didn't hear any mention of the wasteful "cold war" following the end of WW2 and all the time, lives, money and opportunity costs wasted.
Bullshit. Stalin killed off his officer corp before they tried to take over Finland - and suffered heavy casualties because they - well - had no officers.
Then when Hitler attacked them anyway - that is - despite their sharing of Poland - the Russians still took heavy casualties thanks to the decapitated Russian military the wonderful Stalin had purged. He sent soldiers into battle without weapons - after all - what do they need weapons for when they can simply take them off the human waves of corpses that were sent ahead of them to their slaughter as they faced the German meatgrinder?
Stalin is a disgrace. No statue of this sick twisted paranoid dictator murderer has any place in my state or my country.
But then again - is it really my country anymore?
Petition for removal HERE
" Dr. David Kelly was murdered. This was a government "hit." The proof of the crime is beyond question. Now, years later, the British press is demanding arrests. If they get those responsible, chances are many will be the most powerful leaders of the last Administration. General Colin Powell went before the United Nations with a pack of humiliating lies, shaming himself and the United States. What could make a wonderful man like General Powell, a West Point graduate, lie like a dog? If you are waiting for a Sunday Morning talk show to have Powell on and ask him about this, you will die of old age first. "
Note: I agree
" The NSPCC also cited the example of one 10-year-old, who said: "My mum drinks all the time. She leaves me alone lots of the time. I feel scared and lonely.
"I look after mum when she drinks and put her to bed. She shouts and hits me. I don't want to feel pain. I want to die."
It said more than 4,000 children had rung the helpline during the 12-month period to say they were worried about their parents' excessive drinking. "
Note: Thanks DR for sending. Looks like the "war on drugs" is just as effective as the "war on horror" and the "war on poverty" and the war on everyotherthing.
What are we to make of this tragedy? I see deeper problems - engineered breakup of the family is one. Obviously the kids have no one except the government to call for help - we used to talk to our siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
No - all that is left is for the kid to call the officials and tell them that the parents are abusing alcohol and drugs - probably tobacco and pot too but they probably hide that from the kids.
But why? Is it because these are the solutions of the poor - those who have little time and little money with which to find a moment of peace while the phone rings with the calls of the bill collector - the answering machine - or the mortgage company?
It can't be that the public is resorting to drugs to find a peaceful moment - or a moment of clarity in our noisome "culture" - a pay-in-advance chance to be otiose while the world spins out of control - with no end in sight?
Our leaders are the epitome of the venal - vipers without souls - lacking sympathy, empathy, and just plain adult concern for their fellow man - that is - unless it is their dynastic offspring we are talking about. Then it's time for controlled airspace.
I have recently been observing - not writing - because the situation is the same but I've changed - changed in my realizations. They are not what I had hoped and worked for - but they lead me to believe that we are in big trouble:
1. The country is being sold out - and this is not hard to do since we have a top-down organization.
2. The masses are somehow stupefied. Whether it is all the drugs, fluoride in the water, overstimulation leading to burnout - working too much - something is screwed up with the normal reactions of human beings to events - big and small. The populace appears drugged, tired, uninterested, oblivious, pre-occupied, self-absorbed. These are not qualities becoming of a citizen of a republic.
3. The media is fucked. There are people - I don't need to go down the list here - that if I were a dictator I would have them sent to Siberia. Traitors.
4. The Federal government has been infiltrated by traitors - some with loyalties to foreign governments - many religious fanatics - many elected officials are simply rich which in many cases means selfish since they have a proven ability to always take more than their fair share.
5. The president is a puppet - a tool - and I don't just mean Soetoro I mean all of them. They are simply cheap-suited salespeople for the elitist scum intent on one-world-government, which will be and is in the process of being forced on an unwitting mushroom population through treaty - the easiest way to circumvent the United States Constitution.
6. The military - simply NAZIs. Sorry - there is no other way to describe an adult willingly participating in mass murder simply to pay their rent. This fascist mercenary military is a disgrace to the country - a standing army that is unprofessional, murderous, indiscriminate and rascist. They are also liars and propagandists. They are users of the youth and liars to the wise. The bribe, lie, murder and rape - for ........bits of colorful cloth and shiny metal buttons. Pussies. Cowards. Followers.
7. Federal Reserve - gotta' go. They are a vampire. Bloodsuckers - leeches - taking something off the top of every transaction and more. Usury. Scum of the Earth. Cockroaches.
8. Illegal aliens are flooding into the country. No assimilation. No education. No English. There are many problems with this concept - that is - unless the goal of those allowing the invasion is to divide and conquer the United States so as to amalgamate it with the drug-lord-run nation to our south and the England throw-back to our North.
Language barriers ruin nations. Bilingual means no communicado. Yeah - it's a nice cartoon fantasy for the kids - but a real nightmare when you stop in New Jersey at a gas station for directions and you cannot call for help because their German Shepard is chewing on your leg. If the United States is allowed to lapse into a country of "citizens" who cannot speak to each other the country will suffer immensely - and if I were an enemy or would-be conquerer of the United States - I'd be all for it. That way when some Paul Revere type tries to tell everybody about something like WTC7 being "pulled" - they will have even more difficulty than those trying to tell their own families who speak the same language how absurd the lies are that we've been told.
9. Voting via electronic voting machines - complete fraud. Are you that stupid? Are you a programmer? Did you ever take a course in BASIC? Give me a break. Without election reform - and I mean paper, pencils or ink if that is what it requires - I personally will NOT vote in the next phony election.
I think I've said enough for now. Whoever you are - wherever you are - you'd better get involved - wake up - rise up or you are going to lose everything.
In my opinion the United States is at the brink of revolution and civil war. The stage is set, and the buzzards are circling - just waiting for all of you to go back to sleep. When you awaken - you will have nothing - probably not even your kids - they'll be busy killing someone else's kids in a country you cannot identify.
America is not a joke. It is man/woman-kinds finest attempt to build a just society with the intent that equality, justice, and the blossoming human spirit can coruscate.
Please consider two articles as you ponder the following thoughts:
Talking about the problem (social collapse) in this way, as if it really were an economic problem of -deficits, money supply, Ponzi schemes, ineffective stimulus programs, inflation or deflation- is ridiculous.
Ben Bernanke looks for-all-the-world like an impossibly harried little Dachshund Weiner-Dog who has learned to catch a Frisbie like a Golden Retriever. But toward what possible fruitful outcome, who can envisage?
The Bankers and Wall Street hocus-pocus men who make massive livings from behind confidential computer screens are again howling for more stimulus. SHOW ME THE MONEY!
It is just as if these swell-swindling-men believe the obsessive-compulsive moral hazard upon which their obscene 100-million-dollar-bonus-existence is predicated -is going to legitimize itself toward better approval-numbers than the 95% of Americans who were against THEM the first time everyone got gouged.
Perception is skewed in this environment of feverish anger in the lifeboats.
The common conception being bandied about implies, that if all the Boomers were again under ten years of age, -all our problems would disappear. Pshaw!
The problem is misunderstood. The REAL problem -is that all the Boomers were once UNDER ten years of age -at the same time-.
Understand that in your conceptual surroundings that make your analytic reality, and you'll suddenly see, this is NOT an economic problem.
Even if there could exist some solution-wizard, the likes of which we all see ourselves in our more vulnerable moments, -the very best we can do, is to delay the inevitable re-emergence of our re-realization of the very same problem concerning the train being off the tracks and headed mid-air down a steep embankment.
If anyone really wants to benefit from this train wreck, I would suggest they start by abandoning the conception about their reality that implies there is ANY economic solution.
Philosophy leads the way -regardless the desirableness of the direction-.
How so? Philosophers will explain very patiently, and with warm intent, -we are all feeble, groping -idiots.
Plan not for better things.
Plan INSTEAD for not letting things get any worse than they would otherwise if our attempt -to ameliorate all our personal perceptual stumbling blocks- gets the better of our foothold on this conceptual precipice from which we ridiculously dangle the belief in these fool solution-wizards of economics.
Woof, woof! -Ben Bernanke. WOOF!
" The activists were protesting against the invitation received by Beniamin Netanyahu to visit Greece, a few weeks after the deadly attack on the "peace flotilla" in which they participated and Greek vessels. On the occasion of the happening of the Acropolis have expressed their concern for the "record-like-featured upgrade for military and political bilateral relations with the State of Israel." They feel that Israel is preparing for military strikes in Lebanon and Iran. "
" Sarkozy went to Libya a day after his wife contributed to the release of six medics, held in Libya since 1999 after they were found guilty in infecting children with the AIDS virus. "
the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts : details of the visit were subject to military censorship.*Apple Dictionary
First a humorous look from Joseph Heller's Catch-22 -second paragraph...
There are many definitions available for the word "censorship." This link provides many - here is one:
"Censorship is the suppression of ideas and information that certain persons -- individuals, groups or government officials -- find objectionable or dangerous. It is no more complicated than someone saying, "Don't let anyone read this book, or buy that magazine, or view that film, because I object to it!" Censors try to use the power of the state to impose their view of what is truthful and appropriate, or offensive and objectionable, on everyone else. Censors pressure public institutions, like libraries, to suppress and remove from public access information they judge inappropriate or dangerous, so that no one else has the chance to read or view the material and make up their own minds about it. The censor wants to prejudge materials for everyone."
This definition reminds us that censorship doesn't just happen - it is the result of human action - the censors. Censors are fallible human beings, just like you and me, whose job is to ensure that the censorship process is successfully executed. But they are not lone actors.
Censors are part of the censorship system - a system that requires an organized effort to circumscribe the world view to which the masses are exposed. Some censors are the master deciders tasked with a strategic plan to present a false reality to the public that suits what they perceive will ultimately lead to the realization of their goals. Some censors are involved at another level - where they must specifically pick out which information may present a threat to the master plan - and task others to target those groups, newspapers, bloggers, poets, artists, scientists, engineers, and children - with specific tools available to ensure they will not cross the lines defined by the strategists. And there are certain fallible human beings whose job, as censor, it is to get on television, radio, or other media and sell the censored product to the citizenry. That means - their job in the censorship apparatus - is to sell the lies, half truths, and mind-numbing minutiae to YOU and ME.
So since there is no question that censorship is a reality we can only conclude that the censors are also a reality. Although this may seem obvious - what is important to ponder - is who are these people? Are they qualified? Is the censorship campaign in which they participate actually necessary to secure our liberties? Where do they work? Where were they trained and who trained them? Do they have ulterior motives or hidden loyalties that guide their actions rather than an altruistic desire to serve the Republic?
I will concede that there are good reasons for censorship. By "good reasons" I mean those that will ultimately result in the protection of the liberties for which our Republic was founded. I would like to believe that the intentions of America's military leaders, civilian leaders, media moguls, Wall Street barons, corporate bosses, Federal Reserve Bankers, University Presidents, Newspaper editors, talking heads, scientists - the "experts" we rely on - are "good." But to believe their intentions are good I would have to be insane. Why?
A quote attributed to Einstein sums it up best:
" Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein "
So to continue to believe that our "protectors" are working for We The People - given the present state of our union -would be insane. But to get a handle on the true state of the union one must first turn off their television and radio and don a thinking cap. Think about it: How can we perform our role as citizens of the republic when:
Scientists dismiss other scientists investigating the events of 911 without reading or analyzing the work:
Retired generals assisted by corporate media spread fear posing as disinterested "experts" stampeding the public to ever more draconian assaults on their liberties:
" While he spoke, Fox News framed his image with the words, "POLITICAL INSTABILITY HELPING AL QAEDA TO FLOURISH IN YEMEN" above a news scroll blaring race-tinged scary stories about Bin Laden's daughter, Somali pirates, Brazilian mudslides and even gun-fighting black NBA players. The entire production of the show seemed to shift over to editorial support of the guest, and away from the fairness and balance practiced by the purported news team at Fox News Channel. "
Torture has become mainstream, wars are meant to last forever, our monetary system is in peril, our borders are unprotected, Ivy League University Constitutional scholars demand the silencing of dissent, wars based on lies are expanded, police have become soldiers, the food and water supply is corrupt, the vaccines are not safe - nothing - absolutely nothing - the media tells us can be trusted.
So we must ask ourselves - who are the censors? Is Wolf Blitzer a censor? Is Sean Hannity a censor? Is Thom Hartmann a censor? Is Glenn (shoot him in the head) Beck a censor? Somebody has to be. Maybe they all are.
So where does that leave us?
Consider the words of Thomas Jefferson below - and ask yourself - HOW can we do OUR job as CITIZENS - unless the media is brought back to its purpose - to serve the people?
Click the pic
" Ultimately, the suit hinges on the intricacies of intellectual-property law. Sun engineers decided years ago to release key elements of Java code under an open-source license that allows others to use it for free.
The implications for Google could be stark. Google says about 200,000 Android-powered phones are being sold each day. "
Note: The telephone we had in our house was black - it worked. Nobody needed to carry a phone around. It even worked when the power was out since it was supplied with its own voltage potential. No batteries - no bullshit. And tough.
" Solar power becomes 8 percent cheaper every year while traditional power is becoming more expensive, Kotenko said, adding that with the right government support, solar panels could produce up to 12 gigawatts in Russia by 2020, accounting for up to 35 percent of the total power produced from renewable sources. "
" One local authority has agreed a care plan including payment for a 21-year-old with learning disabilities to have sex with a prostitute in Amsterdam next month.
His social worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said social services were there to identify and meet the needs of their clients – which, in the case of an angry and frustrated young man, meant paying for sex. "
"Unregulated Greed has Destroyed the Capitalist System": The Big Things That Matter And The Little Things That Annoy
" Under the regulated regime, AT&T was allowed a reasonable rate of return on its investment, and to stay out of trouble with regulators AT&T provided excellent and inexpensive service. "
...Speaking of phones
"Unregulated Greed has Destroyed the Capitalist System": The Big Things That Matter And The Little Things That Annoy
" Anyone smart enough and with a decent credit rating would refinance the debt on to a housing or personal loan at a cheaper interest rate, but those in real trouble would not be able to do so. "That means the average credit quality of the credit card borrower is perhaps lower than it might be otherwise, so it may be higher risk. "
Note: This is bad economic advise - since such shuffling of debt leads the borrower to again run up the credit cards - leading eventually to ... more credit card debt. Eventually the equity to support further borrowing becomes depleted and the situation becomes unsustainable.
Taking a step back - one must wonder why people are so reliant on credit cards. Is it because we are living in a debt-based system - rather than a savings based system - where inflation has diminished purchasing power - wages lag inflation - jobs are scarce - and the consumer is left with credit as their only option to maintain their standard of living?
" They state that Magnússon repeatedly distracted the discussion on loans that were indexed in foreign currency and deemed illegal by the Supreme Court of Iceland earlier this summer, kept his knowledge of the legality of these loans secret from the parliament and the Icelandic nation and eluded the truth in important documents, mbl.is reports. "
"The German prosecution announced that because the Polish court ruled Brodsky will not be extradited to Germany on suspicion of espionage, but only of forging documents, he will only be tried for that. "
Note: Here is a definition* that applies to the rest of us:
verb ( abetted , abetting ) [ trans. ]
encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular, to commit a crime or other offense : he was not guilty of murder but was guilty of aiding and abetting others.
• encourage or assist someone to commit (a crime) : we are aiding and abetting this illegal traffic.
*from Apple dictionary
" What is mind boggling is that you, as first lady of America could not spot Monica Lewinsky playing games with Bill Clinton right under your nose in the White House basement, but you had a very sharp vision to locate Osama in the mountains of Pakistan where even mules can't reach. Lady, you must remember that it has been your state office and other agencies that have been releasing statements about Osama's death. Now how all of a sudden you have brought to life the carcass that has been moth- and worm-eaten, if any pieces were left after Daisy Cutters that must have blown him into dust or at best, he could have been buried somewhere deep in the hills of Tora Bora. Bravo, Lady Clinton, bravo. "
This image of Obama is stunningly PhotoShopped Clip Art. 90% of the image -isn't even Obama.
CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO PHOTO
Imagine the cynical nature of politics today that such an image is being bandied about the Internet and on news stands all across the country, when this is not even the skinny, drug-addicted, political failure his CIA handlers -are trying to resurrect.
CHANGE! PRESTO CHANGE-O And suddenly we have a new Obama. I don't think so.
We got -CHANGE- alright. This isn't even Obama, AKA Barry Soetoro. This is Clip Art, PhotoShopped to impress the fantasies of the Ladies.
So, ladies, all you stupid fat chicks who voted for this clown, COOOL DOWN.
This guy is so damned skinny from drug addiction and chain-smoking, he'd scare you if you saw him naked with his long tumorous dick hanging down -looking for all the world like his large intestine had ruptured and was hanging a foot-and-a-half out his ass.
God, Ladies, that's why he walks with such a funny gate -as all that.
Note: Thanks for sending Don
""I just looked at this (crate) and honestly, my heartbeat went up about three paces. It was amazing," he said. "The box was like a pioneer's box with the wood and nails coming out," he said. "
Anderson Cooper talks about the movie mentioned as being good "journalism" as if he would recognize it when he saw it. The clown apologizes - but what has he done to redeem his credibility or that of the sorry-ass channel he acts as talking head for?
CNN recently cried about bloggers being a problem - but in many ways it was bloggers that kept the story alive - not Anderson Cooper - or CNN.
And now, after all this, CNN comes out AFTER they made the movie?
The question for Anderson Cooper becomes - what will you do NOW to bring out the rest of the truth you've been helping to suppress? What will you do NOW to bring to the public's attention the information available in the blogosphere for so long?
We will anticipate your answer - delivered in the form of your actions. We're waiting.
" A senior Israeli officer, two Lebanese soldiers and a Lebanese journalist were killed in the firefight on Aug. 3, which broke out while Israeli soldiers were pruning a tree on the border. The Lebanese claimed the Israelis had crossed onto their territory, but the United Nations peacekeeping force in south Lebanon later concluded that the Israelis were in fact on their side of the border. "
Note: So I'm supposed to cry over an Israeli officer more than I should over an American 19 year old the Israeli god-loving fanatics are responsible for? Time to stop killing people of all colors, creeds, religions and political persuasion - don't you think? Killing people is a disgusting act. It is sick, sick, sick. And those perpetuating this sickness need to spend their lives in prison or on the end of a fucking noose.
Read entire article HERE
" A new report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by Russia's foreign military intelligence directorate (GRU) states that a former top United States Senator, Ted Stevens, was assassinated this week after he attempted to gather evidence "proving" that President Obama has unleashed America's devastating "weather weapons" against the World. "
Note: Don't give me a hard time about posting this. All voices must and can be heard - and everyone can evaluate the information at their disposal - finally reaching their own conclusion. As for me - the more voices out there the better.
Any way you look at it - very interesting.
" President Barack Obama’s plan to let lapse the Bush-era tax cuts for the highest-income Americans would have little effect on 76 percent of those taxpayers, a study says. "
" He said Israel was involved in the establishment of the UN panel in New York, including selecting the members and deciding on its mandate. He added that he believed the international community would take its lead from this committee, and not from one set up by the “anti-Israel” UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Israel has said it would not cooperate with that committee. "
" Mr Khadr alleges that he was hung up on a door frame, threatened with rape, urinated on and used by one soldier as a human mop to clean the floor. Yesterday Lt-Col Jackson told the judge, Colonel Pat Parish, that any confession Mr Khadr may have made cannot be relied upon. "
"Four other people were killed in the crash, but the identities of the dead and the condition of survivors have not been disclosed. Two people were being treated at the site crash.
Former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, currently the CEO of the North American division of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. N.V. (EADS), also was on the plane, although there was no immediate word on his condition. "
I am not a religious person. I am an American patriot. I am interested in liberty for all under an American Republic.
If you are an Israeli-firster - meaning you are willing to support Israeli actions regardless of the consequences for America - then you needn't read another word. Just tune into any "mainstream" dying TV or radio show - you can hear more self-affirmation there.
A police-detective friend of mine once told me "there are two sides to every story." If you are interested in justice - if you are interested in hearing the "other side of the story" - please tune in to Michael Rivero's "What Really Happened" radio show. Click the image icon at the top of this post. Podcasts are available.
Is Mike perfect? Is Mike the be-all end-all? Really. What I will attest to is a forum for dissent - for differing opinions - a chance for the "other side of the story" to be heard. In other words: YOUR voice. Try that on mainstream media.
Those interested in justice for the Palestinian cause would be wise to notice who the lone voices are here in America - disinterested voices - secular voices - voices only interested in assuring a republic "of the people, by the people, for the people" without favor toward ANY religion. Yours, theirs, mine, or anybody's.
Is it not true that we appreciate most what we had - once it is gone?
The voices for liberty have their limits - with regards to time, money, and energy. Like any system - entropy will bring the machine to a halt without fresh input of energy.
Freedom is not free. Not even close.
Oh - there's another option - wait for Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Neil Boortz, Wolf Blitzer, Rush Limbaugh - the list goes on. Wait for them to represent the sane members of your cause.
...and wait - and wait - and wait.
Where are the sane Muslim voices of reason in America? AWOL.
" Two key Democrats, Representatives Nita Lowey and Howard Berman, announced they were holding up $100 million that has been approved for Lebanon's army but not yet spent. A senior House Republican, Eric Cantor, said future funding should be stopped too, pending an inquiry. "
Note: Good - we need to stop arming people so they can settle their differences without our money or weapons. If you want American money - apply for statehood - otherwise - we're outa' cash for your religious conflicts.
Israel is self-destructing one day at a time. Their only friends left here in the 'states are the crooked money-grubbing politicians they've paid off and the Jewish and Christian Muslim-hating Zionists. And guess what - I don't care for Islam either. I am an equal-opportunity-hater of all religions - mind controllers. That's all they are. I'm too busy thinking for myself.
Take your religious problems and stick them where the sun doesn't shine. Any real American knows religion - any religion - has no place in government.
" A JetBlue flight attendant apparently upset with an uncooperative passenger on a just-landed flight unleashed a profanity-laden tirade on the public-address system, pulled the emergency-exit chute, slid off the plane and fled Kennedy International Airport, a law enforcement official said. "
" The plan to eliminate Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., is sure to draw heavy criticism from Virginia lawmakers who opposed the idea weeks before Gates decided to make it official. "
Note: I guess we'll have to start producing something in Virginia if we can't stay on the military-industrial-complex dole. What a pity - the money was so easy to make killing brown people, being afraid - and chasing the bin-Laden ghost.
" Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is a poster soldier for the so-called birther movement, but for 17 years prior to his court-martial proceedings, the flight surgeon served around the globe, racking up a chest full of medals. "
Maybe THIS SITE is worth looking into to see what appears to me, at least, to be an objective analysis of the situation. It is the duty of every American to hold "govern their governors" as Thomas Jefferson said. That means asking questions - despite the name-calling etc... - to make sure our government obeys the law - just like we do.
Check this out - Sun Yat Sen was born in China - and Hawaii! Wow - must have cloned himself!
" Sun Yat-sen was born on 12 November 1866 to a Hakka family in the village of Cuiheng, Xiangshan (later Zhongshan) county, Guangzhou prefecture, Guangdong province (26 km or 16 miles north of Macau), in the Empire of the Great Qing of China.
Sun enrolled in Oahu College (now Punahou School) for further studies for one semester. He was soon sent home to China as his brother was becoming afraid that Sun Yat-sen was about to embrace Christianity, which he did, but he returned to Hawaii at least twice, in 1900 and 1901. In March 1904, he obtained a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth, issued by the Territory of Hawaii, stating he was born on November 24, 1870 in Kula, Maui."
" "Our goal is an Internet policy framework that ensures openness and accountability, and incorporates specific FCC authority, while maintaining investment and innovation," said David Fish, a spokesman for Verizon, in a company blog post. "To suggest this is a business arrangement between our companies is entirely incorrect." "
Note: Lemme decode this bullshit: Corporations are angels - here to make sure that you and I will have enough to eat - pay us enough - and facilitate the means for free speech - on the internet the taxpayers payed for - via DARPA - because they "love us" and "care about us." The people running these corporations are more concerned about your freedom than they are about money - and being the angels they are - abiding by the rules you and I were brought up with - fairness - honesty - will ensure that the internet will always be "free." It's that simple. After all - why would a corporation ever desire to shut up a blogger? After all - nobody reads blogs - right? And nobody can make up their own mind about what makes sense and doesn't without the interpretation of someone with an expensive haircut and makeup on a "set" on CNN or Faux News right?
" Almost a year after the devastating bombing of two tanker trucks hijacked by the Taliban near Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, the German military has found a way to compensate the relatives of civilian victims. During multiple discussions in recent weeks, almost all of the 102 families identified by the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, agreed to accept a one-off payment of $5,000 (€3,800). The money will be paid into accounts with the Kabul Bank, in an attempt to stop the Taliban from seizing the money from the families. "
Note: "...in an attempt to stop the Taliban from ..." How can one interpret this? May I guess? The "Taliban" has leverage - that means the Germans better fucking pay up or else - so they are. Or else what? Pure speculation - but it doesn't matter. Leverage is leverage - and the Germans are paying up. So...are we really "beating" the Taliban? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
" Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, will present evidence on Monday purporting to implicate Israel in the car bomb assassination in 2005 of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri."
Note: Kill'em all let God sort'em out. Right Israel?
" “This is a superb day for women, for Jewish people, for New York City and for the United States of America," said Eliot Engel, a Democratic congressman from New York. "
Note: I'm not Jewish, I'm not a woman, I don't live in New York City, and I think they meant "Zionism" rather than "United States of America." More blind Israeli-first-before America will not do the US any good - because this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people - and since Jewish people compose only 2% of the population - anything that causes an imbalance favoring any group - especially violent religious extremists of any denomination - is bad for America.
I wonder if she is buddies with that blithering idiot Cass Sunstein - the Harvard-spawned whack-job. I wonder if they discuss "false conspiracy theories" together?
"Take a closer look at the American servicemembers who have died in the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and in other related conflicts around the world. Official deaths confirmed by the Pentagon; may be different than numbers that appear in media reports due to delays in Pentagon confirmation and/or inclusion of deaths outside of Iraq and Afghanistan."
" "One of the baggage handlers decided to try and take it apart," Stratten said. "This isn't like a manual wheelchair. This is a huge thing." "
Note: Good idea - take it apart. Then what?
" The government rescued Fannie Mae and sibling company Freddie Mac from the brink of failure two years ago. The new request means they have needed nearly $147 billion to stay afloat.
Fannie and Freddie own or guarantee about half of all U.S. mortgages, or nearly 31 million home loans worth more than $5 trillion. They buy home loans from lenders, package them into bonds with a guarantee against default and sell them to investors.
During the housing boom, Fannie and Freddie faced political pressure to expand homeownership and competitive pressure from Wall Street to back ever-riskier loans. When the market went bust, defaults and foreclosures piled up, and the government had to take them over. "
" On Thursday, Karzai's office said an investigation indicated that 39 civilians, including women and children, had been killed in a rocket strike July 23 during fighting in Helmand's Sangin district. Last week, the Afghan leader said as many as 52 civilians had died. "
" Kagan "brings both moderation and practical experience to a court that is sorely in need of it," said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) Thursday. Schumer called Kagan "mainstream through and through." "
" Russia's worst drought on record has devastated crops in parts of the country and sent international grain prices soaring as markets placed bets that without shipments from one of the world's leading exporters, global supplies would be restricted. "
" Dubai police have said they are 99% sure that members of the Israeli intelligence agency were involved, although Israel says there is no proof.
Forged passports from the UK, the Irish Republic, France, Australia, and Germany were used in the Dubai operation, leading to diplomatic rows between those countries and Israel. "
Note: Lemme guess - the Dubai police are anti-semites. The Poles too.
" Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video — which could put the officer in a bad light — up on YouTube."
Video: National Guard Staff Sergeant facing 16 years for filming retarded MD trooper
" So why, I asked, was it acceptable for him to take pictures, but not for his child to draw a stick figure?"
Note: The religious extremists - of any denomination - never cease to amaze me. Where to begin - with the hypocrisy?
" The group says on its website that its goal is to foster a better relationship between the Muslim world and the West, "steering the world back to the course of mutual recognition and respect and away from heightened tensions". "
" The researchers say the microbes, called Toxoplasma gondii, invade the human brain and appear to upset its chemistry — creating, in some people, the psychotic behaviors recognized as schizophrenia. "
" The government-controlled company on Tuesday launched http://www.knowyouroptions.com. It is designed to provide easy-to-understand definitions of mortgage industry terms and online calculators that help consumers determine whether they can qualify for a refinanced mortgage or a loan modification. "
" "I believe there is no need for fighting now," Yar said in an interview at his family-run gas station on the road between Kabul and Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. "This is the time to fight with the pen and words. This is the time to put down the weapons."
" "Based on our understanding of the facts and circumstances, BP does not believe there is any basis to pay claims in connection with this event," Marr said. "BP is not taking or paying such claims."
... BP estimated 37,519 pounds of nitrogen oxides, 17,000 pounds of benzene, 189,000 pounds of carbon monoxide, 61,000 pounds of propane, 34,645 pounds of isobutane and about 160,840 pounds of other emissions were released between April 6 and May 16.
• The daily release of benzene was 40 times the state reportable levels. "
" Carson also allegedly carried out 12 robberies or attempted robberies in Minneapolis and its suburbs in the three weeks leading up to the bank robbery. Charges in those cases are pending in state court. "
" None of the five Republicans who have said they will vote for Kagan — Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, are up for reelection this year.
Polls have shown Kagan's public support hovering near 50%. "
" Some members of Congress are threatening to reassess US aid to the Lebanese military following its border clash with Israel on Tuesday.
“To start shooting as they did – one person killed, one seriously injured – is a very serious move by the Lebanese army,” said Florida Rep. Ron Klein, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in response to a question from The Jerusalem Post. "
Eight U.S. representatives under scrutiny received thousands of dollars in donations* from those interested in the financial reform bill in the 10 days leading to the vote last December.
$30,900 Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
$27,300 John Campbell (R-Calif.)
$23,500 Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.)
$22,000 Melvin Watt(D-N.C.)
$11,975 Christopher Lee (R-N.Y.)
$11,250 Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.)
$7,500 Tom Price (R-Ga.)
$4,000 Frank Lucas (R-Okla.)
* Contributions from financial, insurance and real estate interests.
Source: Center for Responsive Politics "
"Last month Awlaki's father Nasser Al-Awlaki asked the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights to challenge the government's placement of his son on a list of US Citizens that can be assassinated by US forces and intelligence services for ties to terrorism.
However, when an individual has been designated a terrorist by OFAC, it is illegal for anyone to represent that person legally, and thus contest the designation or the freezing of assets, unless OFAC grants special permission."
Note: Constitutional rights? What are they?
UPDATE: AUG 4, 2010 Treasury unit grants license for al-Awlaki lawyers
"News Corp includes Fox broadcast and cable networks, 20th Century Fox film studios, Harper Collins book publisher, and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the Times "
"Opening a manipulated website or a PDF file could allow criminals to spy on passwords, planners, photos, text messages, e-mails and even listen in to phone conversations, the agency said in a statement.
"This allows potential attackers access to the complete system, including administrator rights," it added, urging users not to open PDF files on their mobile devices and only use trustworthy websites until Apple Inc. publishes a software update."
"UNICOR/Federal Prison Industries, Washington, D.C., is being awarded a maximum $7,192,800 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for short-sleeve Army t-shirts. Other location of performance is Georgia. Using service is Army. The original proposal was solicited on the Federal Business Opportunities website with 11 responses. The date of performance completion is July 28, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-10-D-F016)."
Note: More pissed away money. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
"The broader implications of a US-NATO Israel attack on Iran are far-reaching. The war and the economic crisis are intimately related. The war economy is financed by Wall Street, which stands as the creditor of the US administration. The US weapons producers are the recipients of the US Department of Defense multibillion dollar procurement contracts for advanced weapons systems. In turn, "the battle for oil" in the Middle East and Central Asia directly serves the interests of the Anglo-American oil giants.
The US and its allies are "beating the drums of war" at the height of a Worldwide economic depression, not to mention the most serious environmental catastrophe in World history. In a bitter twist, one of the major players (BP) on the Middle East Central Asia geopolitical chessboard, formerly known as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, is the instigator of the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico."
Note: One of the few out there making the proper connections.
"Oceanographic satellite data now shows that as of July 28, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy."
" Gonzalez-Nieto is not a U.S. citizen, and police did not know how long he has been in the United States.
Drug traffickers usually transport a load of drugs as large as the stash found in Gonzalez-Nieto's home in a semitrailer truck or a moving van, Roti said. "
Note: But no mention of WHY the drugs are worth so much money? You know, like the fact that there is a huge black market due to the "war on drugs?"
Also - with the phone monitoring, email monitoring, spying, drones, all this police-state expenditure on toys for the cops that they would have been able to catch an illegal and a truck full of drugs. But no - we read these news reports as if the cops, without a snitch would have found this pile of drugs in the first place.
The so-called "War on Drugs" is a fraud, and the police, with all our money, have failed to stop it. In fact it has only grown.
I haven't mentioned our government's role in ensuring banner crops of opium in Afghanistan, which had been eradicated by the Taliban, after the invasion after 911 - a false flag attack.
I guess Americans will have to starve before they demand an end to this made-for-TV myth called the "war on drugs" and the "war on horror."
Look at this as an example of our tax dollars at work: Nearly 185,000 homicides since 1980 remain unsolved