Archive for January, 2009
“Most people who voted Bush in didn’t ask for the policies he carried out. They were lied too during campaigning to get into the White House. But a lot of them stood by him because they are fucking stubborn and didn’t want to admit they were duped.
Most people who voted for Obama do not want the polices his administration is going to carry out soon. Don’t be the liberal version of Bush republicans and go along with this shit anymore. It’s already started. He’s already striking new countries, (Pakistan), and killing innocent women and children. Thats faster action than Bush ever took. It’s ok to be duped. It’s a freak show. Realize it. Then get on with it and do what you gotta do to make this place a little better.”
What Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Fred Hiatt mean by “bipartisanship”
1. It’s bad enough watching the likes of Steny Hoyer, Rahm Emanuel and a disturbingly disoriented Nancy Pelosi eviscerate the Fourth Amendment, exempt their largest corporate contributors from the rule of law, and endorse the most radical aspects of the Bush lawbreaking regime. But it’s downright pathetic to see them try to depict their behavior as some sort of bipartisan “compromise” whereby they won meaningful concessions:
“When they saw that we were unified in sending that bill rather than falling for their scare tactics, I think it sent them a message,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “So our leverage was increased because of our Democratic unity in both cases.”
Not even the media establishment and the GOP can refrain from mocking this pretense they’re trying to peddle. What’s amazing is that they’re actually as devoid of dignity as they are integrity.
2. Obama Supports “Compromise” Killing Fourth Amendment
Barack Obama got around to issuing a statement and — citing what he calls “the grave threats that we face” — he just announced that he supports this warrantless eavesdropping and telecom amnesty “compromise”:
Given the grave threats that we face, our national security agencies must have the capability to gather intelligence and track down terrorists before they strike, while respecting the rule of law and the privacy and civil liberties of the American people. . . .
After months of negotiation, the House today passed a compromise that, while far from perfect, is a marked improvement over last year’s Protect America Act. . . It does, however, grant retroactive immunity, and I will work in the Senate to remove this provision so that we can seek full accountability for past offenses.
It is not all that I would want. But given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as President, I will carefully monitor the program, review the report by the Inspectors General, and work with the Congress to take any additional steps I deem necessary to protect the lives -– and the liberty –- of the American people.
Telling Americans that we have to give up basic constitutional rights — and allow rampant lawbreaking — if we want to save ourselves from “the grave threats we face” sounds awfully familiar. He says he will work to remove amnesty from the bill, but once that fails, will vote for the “compromise.” Obama has obviously calculated that sacrificing the rule of law and the Fourth Amendment is a worthwhile price to pay to bolster his standing a tiny bit in a couple of swing states.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so.
The court on Monday unanimously overruled an Arizona appeals court that threw out evidence found during such an encounter.
The case involved a 2002 pat-down search of an Eloy, Ariz., man by an Oro Valley police officer, who found a gun and marijuana.
The justices accepted Arizona’s argument that traffic stops are inherently dangerous for police and that pat-downs are permissible when an officer has a reasonable suspicion that the passenger may be armed and dangerous.
The pat-down is allowed if the police “harbor reasonable suspicion that a person subjected to the frisk is armed, and therefore dangerous to the safety of the police and public,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said.
The case is Arizona v. Johnson, 07-1122.
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is warning residents not to panic if they see helicopters flying around the city after dark.
The department will be hosting military training in and around the city between Jan. 27 and Feb. 8.
The training includes the use of military helicopters flying after dark throughout the city.
Police say they want residents of New Orleans and outlying areas to know it’s a training event. The activities, authorities say, have been carefully planned and are safe.
“When you realize that our government was able to get involved with illegal wars, trample our civil liberties, (see patriot act), dupe the American people into believing that there is a large scale terrorist treat, all pretext on the September 11th attacks… you may start to see the light of truth. It’s time to grow up people. Why won’t the government release any clear video of the “plane” hitting the Pentagon ? Why did WTC building 7, (a 47 story building), free fall collapse because of a few isolated fires in the structure? This was their swan song. And they were sloppy about it because they think the American people are that stupid. Prove them wrong!
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has become the latest, and perhaps most prominent, public figure to express support for a new investigation into the 9/11 attacks.
We Are Change Ohio attended a book signing by the former President in Chicago. Despite the best efforts of secret service personnel to abduct the person recording the conversation, the audio of Carter’s words were still captured.
Carter was asked, “I was just wondering if you’d support the victims’ family members that want a new investigation into 9/11.”
Carter clarifies the question before responding, “Yeah, I don’t have anything to do with it but I certainly would….it would be nice.
Watch the clip below.
In October 2004, Carter told the London Guardian newspaper that President Bush exploited the 9/11 attacks and that the press had not held him to account.
“The basic reason is that our country suffered, in 9/11, a terrible and shocking attack … and George Bush has been adroit at exploiting that attack, and he has elevated himself, in the consciousness of many Americans, to a heroic commander in chief, fighting a global threat against America,” Carter said.
“He’s repeatedly played that card, and to some degree quite successfully. I think that success has dissipated,” he added.
Carter responded to the atmosphere at the time by slamming the notion that questioning Bush’s actions was unpatriotic.
His rebuke for media cowardice about asking tough questions about the “war on terror” was also stinging.
“The press have been cowed, because they didn’t want to be unpatriotic. There has been a lack of inquisitive journalism. In fact, it’s hard to think of a major medium in the United States that has been objective and fair and balanced, and critical when criticism was deserved,” said Carter.
Carter’s support for a new investigation into 9/11 has been echoed by innumerable prominent public figures both in and out of politics over the last few years.
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, UK MP Michael Meacher, Japanese MP Fujita Yukihisa, former German Defense Secretary Andreas von Buelow, music icon Willie Nelson, and even vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin have all expressed support for a new inquiry into the September 2001 attacks.
Research related articles:
- Exclusive: President Carter Was Concerned About Staged War Provocation, Says Calls for a New Investigation of 9/11 ‘Sound Good’
- Sarah Palin Supports New 9/11 Investigation
- Amy Goodman supports Investigation into WTC7
- Call For New 9/11 Investigation Reaches Crescendo
- Fox: Carter ‘outing’ of Israeli nukes helps Iran
- Walter Mondale and Mark Dayton Support New 9/11 Investigation
- Rewriting History at Faux & Friends: Carter and Israel’s Nukes
- Media Blackballs Willie Nelson’s Call To Impeach Bush
- Memo to President Obama
- Daschle criticizes anthrax investigation, saying FBI should provide more information
- Al-Qaeda Supports McCain
- Bush 41 would like to see Jeb as president
You know Obama’s presidential campaign managers admit that their “grass roots” campaign program was completely modeled from Ron Pauls. It kinda goes along with who Obama really is as a figure. Join the real deal:
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“Well, I guess now that the Washington Post tells you this… it’s no longer a conspiracy theory….
I’ve been trying to tell people at my work for a year to get off the soda & all the other shit that contains HFCS. There’s a reason why they want mass consumption of this stuff. Mercury literally makes you stupid and complacent and “HFCS” is just plain bad for your body. The same reason why the government uses fluoride in our public water supply. The same reason why Hitler put it in the drinking water in concentration camps. So, you will go along with everything even if you don’t agree with it. Don’t dare speak up about something…”you sound a little crazy…you gotta relax…mellow out, man…everything’s gonna work out fine…”they’ll” look out for us.”
The government knows exactly what mercury does to the human body. And don’t listen to the bullshit that it’s good for you in small amounts. Yes, it’s good if you want to slowly get dumb and dumber as the years pass. Eugenics, “soft-kill programs,” call it what you will… say hello to the United States government. Take a look at the rest of the world…they don’t have the obesity epidemic that we have. Your cattle to them…especially the lower & middle classes. What a good way to send you through the revolving door of the medical industry to make money off you or to just rob you of your full life expectancy. Taxes aren’t enough to these sick degenerates.
I highly suggest eating as much “local” organic food as you can. You’ll feel better physically and help local farmers who are also a target of big government. Filter you water, (not with Brita, it doesn’t do shit), look into Berkey filters, http://www.berkeyfilters.com/ , I have one they are great. You’d be amazed how good pure H20 tastes. You’ll also be amazed how clearly your thinking becomes and your energy levels, when you get off all these eugenic poisons.”
Know your enemy guys. The United States government are the real terrorists. Your boy Obama is no different than the rest of them. Things can change for real. Start spreading the word for 3rd party candidates. There are a few politicians who offer real CHANGE. Until then take care of you and yours. ”
-Fred Face 1/27/09
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Paul Grignon’s 47-minute animated presentation of “Money as Debt” tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its “Duncan Initiative” received high praise from those who previewed it. I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in Canada and the United States
John Thain is the guy that looks like a Clark Kent doll you saw grinning from page one of your paper Friday morning. Thain was just fired by Bank of America because the square-jawed executive demanded a $30 million bonus after losing $5 billion in just three months at the bank’s Merrill Lynch unit. In addition, Thain spent over a million dollars redecorating his office while, at the same time, the U.S. Treasury was bailing out his company with billions in aid. Thain’s office re-do included the installation of a $35,000 toilet bowl.
Thain was robbed. He shouldn’t have been fired; he should have gotten a $60 million bonus — and Obama should immediately hire him as Secretary of the Treasury in place of that tax-dodging lightweight that’s been nominated, Timothy Geithner.
Here’s the facts, ma’am.
Thain was CEO of Merrill Lynch, the big brokerage firm. On a good day, Merrill is worth zero. A week before it was about to go out of business, Thain sold this busted bag of financial feces to Bank of America for $50 BILLION.
I’d say that’s worth a bonus.
But it gets better. When the bag broke and another $5 billion in losses were discovered at Merrill, Thain went to the U.S. Treasury and got ANOTHER $20 BILLION to cover Bank of America’s bad financial bet — from us, the taxpayers.
Now that certainly deserves a bonus. And let’s face it, a butthole that big needs a $35,000 toilet.
Instead, the guy that paid the $50 billion, Bank of America Chairman Kenneth Lewis, is keeping his job. Lewis is the same guy that just spent billions more on buying Countrywide Financial, the sub-prime mortgage loan sharks that have brought America to its knees and put Bank of America into effective bankruptcy. (Note to Mr. Lewis: the only thing worse than getting cancer is PAYING for it.)
But dumber than Lewis is the loser who OK’d paying Bank of America for its losses on Merrill, who traded a pile of turds for a stack of gold — our gold from the U.S. Treasury. That was Tim Geithner, Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary, who’s now answering questions at Senate confirmation hearings about his funky tax filings.
Tiny Tim was head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank during the Bush regime. Along with Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury, Geithner came up with that $700 billion bail-out that loaded banks with loot on their way to insolvency. Bank of America got $25 billion of it to spend on Thain’s company Merrill. That was before the extra $20 billion was weedled by Thain.
So why, President Obama, have you given us Tiny Tim to save our sorry nation’s economic behind? What’s with that?
In another life I was an economist. Really. So here’s the economic facts of life: Our valiant young president is going to have to borrow a trillion dollars to bring our economy back from the grave. He’s got to borrow it, no choice about that. But who in their right minds will lend it to us? I can tell you the number one job of a new Treasury Secretary will be to con Saudi sheiks and Chinese apparatchiks into lending us another trillion (they’ve already lent $2 trillion).
Who in the world can talk them into it?
The answer came to me after I went this afternoon to see my proctologist, a brilliant doctor with one eye and really long fingers. (OK, I made that up.) The good doctor told me that hoary old joke about the heart and brain and rectum getting into a fight about which one was more important. When the higher organs made fun of the butt-end, the rectum went on strike. After a month, the brain and heart couldn’t take it any more — the whole body was about to explode. So they told the rectum, ‘You win.’ And the rectum said, Now you know why an asshole’s always in charge.
There’s our answer. Instead of an easily duped, incompetent weasel like Geithner for Secretary of the Treasury, what we really need is a lying bucket of evil snot, a flaming red take-no-prisoners asshole. A guy like Thain that can sell a piece of crap like Merrill for billions — twice — is just what we need to shake down the sheiks. “America for Sale! Cheap!”
And Thain comes with his own gold-plated toilet.
Greg Palast is the co-author of Steal Back Your Vote, a comic book co-authored with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Watch Palast’s investigative reports on BBC Television’s Newsnight and in Rolling Stone Magazine. For more info go to GregPalast.com.
The politician who loves the crisis
Rahm Emmanuel loves the financial crisis. He sees it as an opportunity. His admission of this fact, which we’ve used as our quote of the day, is breathtaking.
Mr. Emmanuel tried to moderate his enthusiasm for exploiting the crisis by claiming that his desire wasn’t for big government, but for good government. But has Mr. Emmanuel ever acted as if good government was consistent with smaller government? We doubt it.
Mr. Emmanuel isn’t alone in seeing crisis as an opportunity to make government “gooder” by making it bigger. Donald Rumsfeld famously wanted to exploit the 9-11 attack by “roping in everything,” including Iraq. And that is what they did.
One “crisis” event was used to create another crisis. Now it’s happening again.
Consider what this means: What do the politicians think of you? They think you aren’t wise enough to accept their grand plans for remaking the world, so you have to be scared into doing the right thing. Their grand plans require crisis to be implemented. This way of thinking also implies that only the politicians know what the right thing is.
Your plans and my plans, and all the individual plans of 300 million Americans, must be superseded by the plans of the politicians and their court intellectuals. But what’s the likelihood that such a small group of people really knows how 300 million individuals should live — how their affairs should be regulated and their money spent?
And what happens when they’re wrong? If you and I make mistakes in our small plans for our own lives, the consequences effect only ourselves and maybe a few people around us. But when the politicians’ grand plans go wrong, millions, perhaps everyone, is harmed in a grand way.
But isn’t this very nearly the definition of a crisis — something that harms everyone?
More On Rahm Emanuel:
Obama has appointed as his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, a former director of the failed government-backed mortgage giant Freddie Mac, which had to be bailed out by taxpayers. It’s perhaps not surprising, given that Obama was the second-largest recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage giants that helped spawn the mortgage meltdown and financial crisis. Emanuel was the money man for the Chicago Democratic machine under Mayor Richard Daley, and is famous for his partisanship and “foul mouthed tirades,” according to the Washington Post. During the time that Emanuel was a Freddie Mac director, it “misreported profits by billions of dollars in order to deceive investors between the years 2000 and 2002,” according to the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition to engaging in pervasive accounting fraud, the mortgage giants have used bullying, lies, and intimidation to get their way on Capitol Hill. Emanuel is described as using pressure verging on extortion to raise money for Bill Clinton’s reelection bid.
Obama and Emanuel have close links to the failed mortgage giants (former Fannie Mae CEO and fraudster Franklin Raines was an Obama advisor, and former Fannie CEO Jim Johnson originally chaired Obama’s vice-presidential search committee). Finally, after all the unbelievable campaign promises, we are witnessing a “change we can” actually “believe in.”
Quote of the Day: “We got into this crisis because power was overly concentrated relative to knowledge. What has been going on for the past several months is more consolidation of power. This is bound to make things worse. Just as Nixon’s bureaucrats did not have the knowledge to go along with the power they took when they instituted wage and price controls, the Fed and the Treasury cannot possibly have knowledge that is proportional to the power they currently exercise in financial markets.” — Arnold Kling
Subject: End the FED
The stock market rises and then crashes. Housing prices soar and then plummet. The Federal Reserve causes these booms and busts by constantly expanding and contracting the supply of money and credit.
Credit expansion by the Federal Reserve increases the demand for producer assets and investment instruments. This causes bubbles in things like stocks and housing. When the Fed then contracts credit to avoid systemic price inflation the asset bubbles burst.
This is the history of the Federal Reserve — booms and busts, mixed with episodes of economic stagnation and high inflation like the 1970s.
Even before the Fed was created in 1913 government manipulation of money and credit caused repeated bubbles and contractions. One big source of this mischief was government imposed exchange ratios between gold, silver, and the U.S. dollar. When these hardwired exchange ratios didn’t match reality, problems ensued.
It’s important to recognize that economic perfection isn’t possible. Investors will always make mistakes. But we would expect these mistakes to be randomly distributed throughout the economy, and occur at different times. What causes a bunch of investment mistakes to cluster in particular sectors at a specific time, causing systemic problems?
Only government has the power to impose universal conditions on the economy, from the top down, causing investment mistakes to cluster, like they have in the housing market. The government can do this by passing laws and creating programs that favor one type of investment over others, causing a boom in those sectors.
But the Federal Reserve, with its monopoly control over the supply of money and credit, is an even more powerful mechanism for causing investment errors to cluster.
We need to get off the Federal Reserve roller coaster. We need to end centralized top-down control of the money supply and interest rates. We need a true free market in money and banking. We must abolish the Federal Reserve.
Congressman Ron Paul has a bill to accomplish this. It’s called the “Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act,” and a national coalition called “End the Fed” is working to bring attention to this bill.
Please use our quick and easy Educate the Powerful System to ask your elected representatives to co-sponsor the “Federal Reserve Abolition Act” when Congressman Paul re-introduces it in this Congress.
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“Does anybody in America know about this inspiring Obama story? Or are they just caught up in the retarded-ness of Obama mania.”
Just as these videos said that I posted earlier…”Webster Tarpley predicts how if Obama is elected President he will invade Pakistan by Zbigniew Brzezinski, (Obama’s Dick Cheney), request. But don’t pay attention to anyone other than your TV news or Newspapers. They know whats best for you.”
Webster Tarpley Video Link:
President Barack Obama’s plan to implement a cap-and-trade program that would cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent and also sink an already battered U.S. economy into a new great depression has officially been announced on the White House.gov website.
However, the secondary phase of the agenda that would counter-balance such a move, the creation of millions of “green” stasi government jobs, has also been announced.
According to the outline for the Obama-Biden comprehensive New Energy for America plan, the new administration will “Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.”
The proposal has its roots in the defeated 2007 Lieberman/Warner bill, “America’s Climate Security Act,” which proposed a cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions 70 per cent by 2050.
f such a program was to be fully implemented, the consequences for the American economy would be devastating.
The 2007 bill was rejected for a very good reason – its passage would have created economic conditions comparable to a new Great Depression and sunk America to near third world status.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s economic analysis of the bill forecast that a whopping $2.9 trillion would be shaved off the economy by the year 2050 if the legislation was enacted. It would also reduce GDP by 6.9 percent – a figure comparable with the economic meltdown of 1929 and 1930, and millions of jobs would have been lost within the first 10 years of its passage.
As JunkScience.com’s Steven Milloy highlights, “For more perspective, consider that during 1929 and 1930, the first two years of the Great Depression, GDP declined by 8.6 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.”
And what would we get for such a massive self-inflicted wound? It ought to be something that is climatically spectacular, right? You be the judge.
The EPA says that by the year 2095 — 45 years after GDP has been slashed by 6.9 percent — atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would be 25 parts per million lower than if no greenhouse gas regulation were implemented.
Keeping in mind that the current atmospheric CO2 level is 380 ppm and the projected 2095 CO2 level is about 500 ppm, according to the EPA, what are the potential global temperature implications for such a slight change in atmospheric CO2 concentration?
Not much, as average global temperature would only be reduced by a maximum of about 0.10 to 0.20 degrees Celsius, according to existing research.
Sacrificing many trillions of dollars of GDP for a trivial, 45-year-delayed and merely hypothetical reduction in average global temperature must be considered as exponentially more asinine than the dot-bombs of the late-1990s and the NINJA subprime loans that we now look upon scornfully.
Obama’s agenda to cut carbon emissions by 80 per cent is a huge leap towards the ultimate goal, expressed by the Carnegie Institute earlier this year and afforded sober credibility by the corporate media – a complete reduction down to zero carbon emissions, a completely ludicrous proposal that would return mankind to near-stone age living conditions.
The White House website also reveals Obama’s plan to “create millions of new green jobs,” without explaining what these jobs will actually be, which has led to fears that Obama’s promised “national civilian security force,” a cadre we are assured will be as strong or stronger than the U.S. Army, will largely consist of “green brigades” tasked with regulating and surveilling every aspect of people’s behavior to ensure compliance with new environmental laws that will do nothing to solve the real environmental problems but everything to get the state into people’s private lives.
Perhaps Obama plans to use the creation of a new green stasi to offset the economic impact of cutting CO2 emissions by 80 per cent. The only way in which such a gargantuan hit to the economy can be counter-balanced is with the introduction of a huge new sprawling sector where millions more Americans will be working for the state, partly as enviro-spies and informants to enforce the new regulations against the middle class.
Remember that this will all be overseen by Obama’s “energy czar” Carol Browner, who was recently exposed as as being a member of Socialist International, a highly influential group headed by a Bilderberg Group luminary that calls for the implementation of global government.
Research related articles:
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- NBC Promotes Green Agenda in G-8 Summit Report
- Agenda disappears from Obama Web site
- Green-on-Green Violence
- Obama Pushes Carbon Tax Proposal That Would Inflict New Great Depression
- NBC Universal Plans Wall-to-Wall ‘Green Week’ Coverage
- The First Green President
- Not Green: Obama Inauguration Will Generate More than Half-Billion Pounds of CO2
- Obama officially orders Gitmo closure
- Five-Star Green Hypocrisy
- Obama Pledges Public Works on a Vast Scale
- Another new “green” tax: Ecoflation
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, January 22, 2009
In a flurry of diplomatic activity in his first week in office, U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday named special envoys for the Middle East and the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.
Newly confirmed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Obama had chosen George Mitchell, a former senator and seasoned international trouble-shooter, as an envoy who will try to jump-start moribund Arab-Israeli peace talks.
Obama tapped former ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke as a special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and related issues.
George Mitchell is not simply a CFR member — he is a former director of the globalist organization.
Mitchell “got his start in Federal politics when appointed by President Jimmy Carter (CFR member),” writes Tom Kovach. “Mitchell is chairman of the second-largest law firm in the world, DLA Piper. You know, the firm that recently put a full-service, ‘multicultural’ office in Dubai. You know, the port city in a country that tried to buy American port operations with oil money. Mitchell’s law firm has a ’strategic alliance’ with a consulting group owned by former US Secretary of Defense William Cohen (CFR member), which did PR work on behalf of DP World, the Dubai company that tried to buy the ports.” DLA Piper represents more than half of the top 250 Fortune 500 clients and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries.
Mitchell sits on the steering committee of the American Friends of Bilderberg along with such luminaries as Conrad Black, Henry Kissinger, and David Rockefeller, Ditto Richard Holbrooke. He is on the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. A dedicated Clintonite and former ambassador to the United Nations, Holbrooke brokered the Dayton Peace Accords, the “peace agreement” that partitioned and reduced Bosnia to a NATO and IMF client state, a model of bankster privatization. Holbrooke’s “peace plan” was only realized after massive NATO bombardment of Bosnian Serb territory.
Holbrooke is a consummate insider and global elite operative. Along with Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, and Paul Allaire, Holbrooke directs the American Friends of Bilderberg, an organization that takes money from Exxon, Arco, IBM, and other transnational corporations and has its meetings funded by the globalist Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Carnegie Endowment fund.
It looks like the White House is shaping up to become a branch office of the CFR and Bilderbergers, but then this is simply business as usual. For years, the CFR — with its associate memberships in such international units as the Trilateral Commission, Club of Rome, and Bildebergers — has infested not only the White House, but the State Department, the NSC, the Pentagon, and much of the federal government.
“CFR membership is also inclusive of West Point Superintendents, Allied Supreme Commanders, Secretaries of Defense, and Military Policy members. Media memberships include Time, New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc.,” writes Noah W. Hutchings. “The CFR also exerts influence on United States personnel at the various United Nations agencies, which is natural, because UN goals usually parallel CFR’s goals.”
The American people think they voted for change, but in fact they simply signed off on four or eight more years of globalist rule.
It’s like saying, “Hey were the American royal family and this is who is getting your bailout money.” Not much has changed. Just goes to show that the masses are still being treated like peasants by an elite few. The whole system could be squashed like the blood-sucking parasite it is if the majority of the people first learn how badly they have been treated and be man enough to admit they’ve been cheated. Then talk amongst themselves and do something about it. One lesson our dumbed-down American public needs is the power of numbers. We’re all here. Just need to start talking to one another.
Got an hour or so. You want to learn about the real world around you. Check out the movie below, “A True History of the United States.”
You are not truly free. You are free as a consumer to buy what ever crap you want. You are living in a country that practices MASSIVE voter fraud and then invades other countries to promote our great and “fair” democracy. During the Democratic and Republican National conventions there were designated “free speech zones” for anyone who was protesting both platforms. Hitler had used these exact “free speech zones” during his reign with the exact same terminology, (translated of course). Amy Goodman from the show “Democracy Now” was arrested and man-handled at the DNC for being a journalist. Denver police admitted that they went undercover and posed as radical protesters to make the “protesters” look like scary anarchists on the six-o’clock news.
State and local police forces are being federalized at an alarming rate which I hope I don’t have to explain is a very very bad and scary idea. There are some real similarities to Obama’s call for “youth brigades” and “mandatory arm service” for young men to Hitlers policies. Huh? Sorry, it’s true. I’m not say he’s Hitler but I’m stating a fact.
“Lets destroy a nations economy by design and the only work to be had would be through the government or their armed services.” Sounds a lil’ bit like the C word, no?
History is repeating itself and it doesn’t have too if “YOU” don’t want it to. I’m ready to give Obama a chance but when you realize that a jar full of human feces could be elected and the same agenda would be carried out…it’s kinda hard to get behind the guy or girl or jar of stinky. Think shadow government! The elite British hand is still in the United States. Look into Obamas connection with George Soros. While your at it look into George Soros period. I guess I’m just not as gullible as I used to be. Or things have gotten so bad under our nose that it just can’t be ignored anymore. Also, a steady diet of mushrooms helps you get through the cobwebs of years of TV watching and poor state schooling.
Reading real history books helps. If you don’t like to read then here’s a movie about the United States REAL HISTORY:
There’s always one stumbler in the group…
Fred Face Editorial:
“Obama he’s not. This man is the type of person you want for real change. Not a black figure head like Obama who is being used to pull one more fast one over the American people who are desperate for a power shift in Washington. Liberal-middle-class-white-guilt Americans, most black folks in America, or anybody who voted for Obama are so blinded by a mans race they fail to look at his actual policies…his past political record in Chicago…him and his wife’s connections with the C.F.R….his close ties with Wall Street Big Boys….how similar his current cabinets policies are to that of the Bush’s administrations, (go ahead look it up), and his Dick Cheney:”Zbigniew Brzezinski.”
I’d love the idea of the first half/black, half/chinese, half/elf, half/transvestite, president of the United States. But not if it’s predicated solely on genetic traits and a six letter word called, “CHANGE.” Count me out. It’s going to be a real shame tomorrow when a collective vibration of hope and happiness hums throughout our country and in four more years that vibration boils back down to that six letter word called, “DECEIT.”
Snap out of it America. Zooom! Ping! Blam-o! The last time real change flirted with the U.S. was with J.F.K., R.F.K., and M.L.K. Our government, (not a lone gun man), put a brain-splattering stop to that. Do you really think all the corporate media giants would lavish so much positive attention on Lord Obama if he’s gonna bring real change to the status quo in Washington?
There were some people offering real change in Washington the last election, Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney. You may not have heard of them or their REAL messages of change because the Media does not want that poison running through your head.
I’m a realist not a downer. I don’t do the , “Well at least it’s not Bush.” I don’t settle for tiny crippled baby step towards the right direction. As far as we all know for sure…this is our only time on this big beautiful blue Earth and we shouldn’t settle for anything. Like someone once said, “It takes five seconds of decision. It takes five seconds to realize your purpose here on the planet and whether you are gonna be part of the problem or whether you are gonna be part of the solution. I want to hear some Revolution!”
Look to the streets of Greece and Iceland for real change. Look to yourself!”
January 19, 2006
In the long sixty-year tortured history of the Palestinian expulsion from their lands, Congress has maintained that it is always the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority, and now Hamas who are to blame for all hostilities and their consequences with the Israeli government.
The latest illustration of this Washington puppet show, backed by the most modern weapons and billions of taxpayer dollars annually sent to Israel, was the grotesquely one-sided Resolutions whisked through the Senate and the House of Representatives.
While a massive bombing and invasion of Gaza was underway, the resolution blaming Hamas for all the civilian casualties and devastation-99% of it inflicted on Palestinians-zoomed through the Senate by voice vote and through the House by a vote of 390 to 5 with 22 legislators voting present.
There is more dissent against this destruction of Gaza among the Israeli people, the Knesset, the Israeli media, and Jewish-Americans than among the dittoheads on Capitol Hill.
The reasons for such near-unanimous support for Israeli actions-no matter how often they are condemned by peace advocates such as Bishop Desmond Tutu, United Nations resolutions, the World Court and leading human rights groups inside and outside of Israel, are numerous. The pro-Israeli government lobby, and the right-wing Christian evangelicals, lubricated by campaign money of many Political Action Committees (PACs) certainly are key.
There is also more than a little bigotry in Congress against Arabs and Muslims, reinforced by the mass media yahoos who set new records for biased reporting each time this conflict erupts.
The bias is clear. It is always the Palestinians’ fault. Right-wingers who would never view the U.S. government as perfect see the Israeli government as never doing anything wrong. Liberals who do not hesitate to criticize the U.S. military view all Israeli military attacks, invasions and civilian devastation as heroic manifestations of Israeli defense.
The inversion of history and the scope of amnesia know no limits. What about the fact that the Israeli government drove Palestinians from their lands in 1947-48 with tens of thousands pushed into the Gaza strip. No problem to Congress.
Then the fact that the Israeli government cruelly occupied, in violation of UN resolutions, the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 and only removed its soldiers and colonists from Gaza (1.5 million people in a tiny area twice the size of the District of Columbia) in 2005. To Congress, the Palestinians deserved it.
Then when Hamas was freely elected to run Gaza, the Israeli authorities cut off the tax revenues on imports that belonged to the Gaza government. This threw the Gazans into a fiscal crisis-they were unable to pay their civil servants and police.
In 2006, the Israelis added to their unrelieved control of air, water and land around the open-air prison by establishing a blockade. The natives became restless. Under international law, a blockade is an act of war. Primitive rockets, called by reporters “wildly inaccurate” were fired into Israel. During this same period, Israeli soldiers and artillery and missiles would go into Gaza at will and take far more lives and cause far more injuries than those incurred by those rockets. Civilians-especially children, the infirm and elderly-died or suffered week after week for lack of medicines, medical equipment, food, electricity, fuel and water which were embargoed by the Israelis.
Then the Israeli bombing followed by the invasion during the past three weeks with what prominent Israeli writer Gideon Levy called “a brutal and violent operation…far beyond what was needed for protecting the people in its south.” Mr. Levy observed what the president of the United Nations General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann called a war against “a helpless and defenseless imprisoned population.”
The horror of being trapped from fleeing the torrent of the most modern weapons of war from the land, air and seas is reflected in this passage from Amira Hass, writing in the leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz:
“The earth shaking under your feet, clouds of choking smoke, explosions like a fireworks display, bombs bursting into all-consuming flames that cannot be extinguished with water, mushroom clouds of pinkish-red smoke, suffocating gas, harsh burns on the skin, extraordinary maimed live and dead bodies.”
Ms. Hass is pointing to the use of new anti-civilian weapons used on the Gazan people. So far there have been over 1100 fatalities, many thousands of injuries and the destruction of homes, schools, mosques, hospitals, pharmacies, granaries, farmer’s fields and many critical public facilities. The clearly marked UN headquarters and UN school were smashed, along with stored medicines and food supplies.
Why? The Congressional response: “Hamas terrorists” everywhere. Sure, defending their Palestinian families is called terrorism. The truth is there is no Hamas army, airforce and navy up against the fourth most powerful military in the world. As one Israeli gunner on an armored personnel carrier frankly said to The New York Times: “They are villagers with guns. They don’t even aim when they shoot.”
Injured Gazans are dying in damaged hospital corridors, bleeding to death because rescuers are not permitted to reach them or are endangered themselves. Thousands of units of blood donated by Jordanians are stopped by the Israeli blockade. Israel has kept the international press out of the Gazan killing fields.
What is going on in Gaza is what Bill Moyers called it earlier this month – “state terrorism.” Already about 400 children are known to have died. More will be added who are under the rubble.
Since 2002, more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations have had a standing offer, repeated often, that if Israel obeys several UN resolutions and withdraws to the 1967 borders leaving 22 percent of the original Palestine for an independent Palestinian state, they will open full diplomatic relations and there will be peace. Israel has declined to accept this offer.
None of these and many other aspects of this conflict matter to the Congress. Its members do not want to hear even from the Israeli peace movement, composed of retired generals, security chiefs, mayors, former government ministers, and members of the Knesset. In 60 years these savvy peace advocates have not been able to give one hour of testimony before a Congressional Committee.
Maybe members of Congress may wish to weigh the words of the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, years ago when he said:
“There has been anti-Semitism the Nazis Hitler Auschwitz but was that their [the Palestinian’s] fault? They only see one thing: We have come here and stolen their country.”
Doesn’t that observation invite some compassion for the Palestinian people and their right to be free of Israeli occupation, land and water grabs and blockades in the 22 percent left of Palestine?
The world used to hang on our every word, until our leadership went mad with power, and started to use our hard-earned money to corrupt our country and engage in empire-building, making our own rules, dressed in our jewels, as we went along. The world has fallen and longs for our leadership again, but will have none of it until we get back to being the old America.
The question now is, will we return to liberty and freedom, or stay joined to the jealous whore of evil and empire, of blood-lust and bondage and of megalomaniacal madness and mayhem, or will we lift up our hearts, make a new start and lead ourselves out of the hell where we are now headed courtesy of the Illuminati. Unfortunately, the jury is still out on that question.
We are now on the same path taken by the Roman Empire as it declined into a perverse, deviant, indolent, corrupt and bloodthirsty caricature of its former glory, a glory that was eclipsed by our beloved America of yesteryear, that has now been in a breathtaking decline for many decades thanks to the utterly despicable actions taken by our corrupt politicians and captains of industry who care only about themselves. We have a cabal of several thousand filthy-rich miscreants spoiling what could have been healthy, plentiful, productive and meaningful lives for billions of people around the globe. But no, these Shylocks have to have it all. Their lust for money and power is unquenchable, as these servants of Satan weave their web of fraud and deceit to entrap their fellow men in a plan to destroy, impoverish and enslave them. Murder and blood-lust is a way of life for them, and has been for many centuries, as the parents of millions of fallen soldiers and the relatives of millions of victims of pogroms, and genocides like the Holocaust, can well attest. Nothing gets in the way of these loathsome pieces of fecal detritus when it comes to accumulating power and profits. Not war, not murder, not criminality of any kind or nature.
Instead of entertaining themselves with gladiators tearing each other to shreds, our leadership of reprobates and sociopaths, our shadow government of Puppet Masters who elect and command our politicians in what has become our two-party/one-agenda system of government, a system which makes a mockery out of what is supposed to be a republican form of government based on democratic principles, entertain themselves by deceitfully and malevolently bullying, bankrupting and beggaring other nations and even their own fellow citizens. They are behind all wars and genocides, as their lust and longing for power, profits and population control know no bounds.
Every imaginable illicit enterprise is their oyster, and woe be to any who might try to muscle in on their territory. Their henchmen are everywhere. In our various levels of government, which have become devil’s dens full of pernicious traitors as well as self-absorbed narcissists and perverts, especially at the federal level, in our unbelievably corrupt business corporations whose boards are packed with pathological liars and con-artists, in our courts, whose bought-and-paid-for judges act like federal and state legislative bodies in their assiduity to promote the evil agenda of their Illuminist handlers, in our fane-stream media, which are now run by perverts and their talking heads who wouldn’t know the truth about anything if it bit them in the nose much less have the nerve to report about it, in our higher education and university systems which brainwash our children with Illuminist propaganda and disinformation, and in our tax exempt foundations which are little more than bristling hotbeds of seditious Orwellian idiots.
They take great pride in their evil, nefarious work of destroying the current world system of nation-states, so that in the ensuing chaos they can create a corporatist, fascist police state where they get to play “lords of the universe” while we, their serfs and slave laborers, live in abject poverty and bondage, catering to their every whim. Or so they hope. Fortunately for us, God is making other plans, and His plans are the only ones that will prevail in the end as the Illuminist scum receive their final comeuppance.
These Illuminist slime-balls and pond scum now own the system, and they do as they please. This will continue until you stop them. Will it take the exercise of our collective political will to stop them, or will it take bloodshed? We believe it will be some combination of the two, but mostly the latter. All systems are broken and corrupted. There is no accountability to the people at any level anymore. They already have plans to disarm you, and to have the Secret Service squirrel them away into rat-holes and safe-houses until the violence they know is coming blows over, or so they hope. These plans are in writing and were delivered to Congress in a joint closed session held in the spring of 2008, the second such session in our nation’s history, during which session they discussed and predicted the September breakdown in our financial system that has led to a stock market meltdown which rivals that of the Great Depression.
As glaring evidence of the lack of accountability, your so-called elected representatives totally ignored your almost unanimous demands that the banksters not be bailed out, and now half of the TARP funds have been spent and we can’t even get an accounting of what was done with the proceeds. The excuses given are always national security and trade secrets, which is the same tired mantra they hide behind whenever they trample on our Constitutional rights via illegal surveillance and wiretapping, or claim ignorance about the whereabouts of the two to three trillion that is missing from the defense budget, or cover up the false intelligence about weapons of mass destruction that were used as an excuse to oust Saddam Hussein, rob Iraq of its oil and initiate plans for a military takeover of the Middle East, with Iran next on the agenda. Etc., etc., etc.
As this TARP fraud transpired, the Federal Reserve shelled out over $9 trillion in liquidity to their cronies, thus rapidly debasing our currency with total impunity, and the Fed may even be floating unauthorized Treasury bonds to absorb toxic waste and to fund bailouts. The Fed’s Board of Governors are now the gods of high finance, deciding which companies will survive and which will get vaporized. (Hint: Survivors are Illuminist owned or controlled companies).
The Fed’s member banks continue to hoard their reserves to destroy the small businesses that compete with Illuminist transnational conglomerates, while they use taxpayer largesse, extorted via threats of martial law and PPT-orchestrated stock market crashes, to buy out the competition which has been weakened by the hoarding of loan money. Dividends were paid to stockholders of insolvent companies, which have no business doling out nonexistent profits. These miscreants even had the unmitigated gall to use bailout money to fund the payment of salaries and bonuses to executives who have intentionally burned their once-profitable companies to the ground to pave the way for the consolidation, amalgamation and nationalization of the finance, insurance and auto industries that will form the core of the planned corporatist, fascist police state that now exists in fact, if not yet in name. The corruption is ongoing, pervasive and arrogant, and is nothing less than disgusting. This state of affairs is going to get much worse unless you stop them — one way, or the other.
You will certainly not get a new start from Fascist Commie Comrade Obama and the new CCCP (Clintonite Cabinet of Con-artists and Parasites) that is composed of the same slugs who set up the economic scenario that has ruined our country — intentionally — to pave the way for a one world police state. When Caligula leaves the White House, he will be replaced by Nero who will play his Keynesian FDR fiddle while Rome burns to the ground and we are hyperinflated into oblivion. No, he won’t tax the poor. Then what, we ask, is inflation if not a stealth tax? He has told us we must spend, spend, spend immediately to avoid any further meltdown of the system. We have news for you Obama: the system has already burned down. Throwing money down these rat-holes will ignite inflation, which is the worst kind of tax on the poor. The rich will get their loopholes while the poor shell out twenty-dollar bills for a loaf of bread. Has this man read any history, or is he just another ignorant baboon like the one leaving the White House? The use of multi-billion dollar bailouts to address multi-trillion dollar problems is like trying to bail out the Titanic with a shot glass. What else do you call over a million jobs lost over two months and the worst unemployment rates in six decades? Some of these idiots have yet to even acknowledge that we are in recession! That must be because, hey, our economy is strong and resilient (Caligula), and the housing crisis and credit-crunch will moderate over time (Buck-Busting Ben), as we continue to support a strong dollar policy (Hanky-Panky) while the Fed cuts to zero interest and spikes the money supply with $9 trillion dollars. Who can possibly believe a single word that issues forth from the mouths of these pathological liars and ignorant baboons who are, God help us, in charge of our political, foreign and economic affairs? And people wonder why we have a crisis of confidence?
If all the current debacles that are taking place — in yo’ face — are not enough to convince you to buy gold, silver and their related shares, then may we be the first to welcome you to the Royal Order of Ignorant Baboons, with Caligula presiding as Grand Pooh-Bah and Baboon-in-Chief.
“The Congressional Black Caucus is out of the anti-war business.”
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
It’s hard to believe that a generation ago, the Congressional Black Caucus was known as “the conscience of the congress, a political and moral high ground long deserted by the current CBC, which has utterly collapsed under Israel-lobby pressure for the second time in three years.
All but two Black lawmakers voted either “Yes” or “Present” on a Resolution that absolved Israel for its crimes against humanity in Gaza – placing all blame on Hamas. In 2006, only two Black Caucus members opposed a Resolution supporting Israel’s savage destruction if Lebanon’s infrastructure and the killing of 1,000 people. Hypocritically turning their backs both on Black public opinion and on the work of Dr. King, whose name they invoke at every public opportunity, the CBC has put itself “out of the anti-war business,” and well outside the mainstream of Black opinion on the Israel-Palestine question.
Only two members of the Congressional Black Caucus mustered the courage to oppose a House Resolution in support of Israel’s savage assault on Gaza, last week. An additional seven CBC members sought cover by voting “present.” The remaining 30 Black lawmakers (the delegates from Washington, DC and the Virgin Islands cannot vote on the House floor) gave their assent to a statement that could have been written by the Israeli government – and probably was.
The Resolution, similar to one passed by the Senate on a voice vote, is a blanket condemnation of Hamas, the political party that won Palestinian Authority elections three years ago, and which Israeli leaders vow to “destroy” before leaving Gaza. The destruction of a mass political party requires massive civilian deaths. Destroying Hamas in Gaza is like stamping out Democrats in The Bronx – with 1.4 million people, about the same size as the Palestinian enclave. The document blames Hamas for “the breaking of the ‘calm’ and for subsequent civilian casualties in Gaza.” In other words, Israel is absolved for all the men, women and children it has burned, eviscerated, blasted into dust, sliced in pieces or melted like wax.
In addition to the usual nonsense about the U.S. maintaining an “unwavering commitment to the…State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state (as if a settler state based on race-ethnicity can be democratic) with secure borders (Israel is the only state in the world that refuses to say where its borders are), the Resolution invokes the United Nations and its Charter (Israel is the unchallenged world champion violator of UN Resolutions, dating from shortly after its declaration of independence, in 1948).
Could it be that Los Angeles Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Milwaukee’s Gwen Moore are the only Black Caucus members who remember that Israel was racist South Africa’s closest ally, the apartheid regime’s hi-tech weapons quartermaster and godfather to its nuclear bomb project? Do the seven members that voted “present” – Donna Edwards (MD), Keith Ellison (MN), Hank Johnson (GA), Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI), Barbara Lee (CA), Donald Payne (NJ), Diane Watson (CA) – believe that by refusing to take a position on Israeli crimes against humanity in Gaza, they somehow salvage the Caucus’s claim to be the “conscience of the Congress?”
Where has John Conyers’ conscience disappeared to? In July of 2006, when the House passed an equally noxious Resolution in support of Israel’s systematic destruction of Lebanon’s infrastructure, killing over 1,000 people and displacing one million, Conyers and fellow Detroiter Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick were the solitary CBC members to vote “Nay.” (Oakland’s Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters voted “present.”) Then came the Democratic victory in the midterm congressional elections and Conyers’ chance to become chairman of the Judiciary Committee – at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pleasure. Conyers picked a fight with Jimmy Carter over the former president’s book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Conyers objected to Carter’s use of the term “apartheid” in the book’s title, saying it “does not serve the cause of peace, and the use of it against the Jewish people in particular, who have been victims of the worst kind of discrimination, discrimination resulting in death, is offensive and wrong.” Translation: Not just Israel, but Jews are off limits to criticism.
It appears the old John Conyers has left the scene without those of us who used to know him having had a chance to say goodbye. The Israeli lobby has that kind of effect on erstwhile progressives and anti-war folks. The Zionist ideology, and especially the chilling effect of Zionist power, is probably the second-greatest impediment to creation of a sustained American peace movement – the first obstacle being the ideology of American Manifest Destiny, which is in practice quite compatible with Zionism.
However, African Americans are least susceptible to the Manifest Destiny/Zionist Mythology combo. Both ideologies wreak of racism, and most Black people know it. The Congressional Black Caucus knows it, too, but they are terrified of offending Israel’s innumerable political hit men.
Zionist power helped knock off two CBC members who refused to tow Tel Aviv’s line, in 2002. Georgia’s Cynthia McKinney and Alabama’s Earl Hilliard found themselves heavily outspent and ultimately unseated by otherwise puny challengers in Democratic primary contests. AIPAC bragged of its ability to shut down independent-minded Black politicians who fail to understand that U.S. foreign policy is shaped by whatever is deemed good for Israel. Bullying works, especially against the meek. Except for Maxine Waters and Gwen Moore, the Congressional Black Caucus is out of the anti-war business.
That also goes for the Congressional Progressive Caucus which, with 71 members, claims to be the “single largest partisan caucus” in the U.S. House, but whose members voted overwhelmingly in support of Israeli barbarity. About two-thirds of the voting members of the Black Caucus also belong to the Progressive Caucus – meaning, they are members of two defunct organizations, and doubly useless to the cause of peace.
BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com .
by Greg Palast
excerpted from Armed Madhouse
January 5, 2009
Bill Richardson is out: Caught with his hand, if not exactly in the cookie jar, at least you could say his sticky finger were near it. I’m not surprised.
For years I’ve been investigating the second-most corrupt state in the USA (after Alaska). I like to check in on the enchanted state with my bud Santiago Juárez.
I knew it was not a polite question, but it was really bugging me, so I asked HIM, “Exactly how does a Mexican get the name William Richardson?”
Governor Richardson’s dad, Santiago explained, was a Citibank executive assigned to Mexico City. There he met Governor Bill’s mom, and—milagro!—a Mexican-American was born. Richardson gets big mileage out of his mother’s heritage, and that makes him, legitimately, a Mexican-American, a politically useful designation. But it’s just as legitimate to say that Richardson is a Citibank-American.
But Governor Richardson is more than that. Between leaving Bill Clinton’s cabinet where he was Secretary of Energy and grabbing a Hispanic-district seat in Congress, Richardson became a partner in (Henry) Kissinger and Associates. That would make Richardson a Kissinger-American as well.
IN 2004, John Kerry won New Mexico—if you counted the votes. But they didn’t – and George Bush won the state and the presidency by just 5,000 ballots.
Everyone was talking about the theft of Ohio by Republicans, but few noted that New Mexico was stolen as well. But one fact drove me straight nuts: In the end, this state and its damaged elections were in the hands of Richardson, A Democrat and a Mexican-American one at that.
In New Mexico the issue of uncounted votes is more than skin deep. Lots of Mexican-American votes don’t tally, but Citibank-American votes never get lost. Kissinger American votes always count. The story of America’s failed elections is not about undervotes. It’s about underclass. Disenfranchisement is class warfare by other means. It just happens that in New Mexico, the colors ofthe underclass are, for the most part, brown and red.
Class War by Other Means
As community organizer Santiago told me:
You take away people’s health insurance and you take their right to union pay scales and you take away their pensions—taking away their vote’s just one more on the list.
Some New Mexico Democrats have no trouble at the voting booth. In Santa Fe, you ﬁnd trust-fund refugees from Los Angeles wearing Navajo turquoise jewelry and “casual” clothes that cost more than my car. Each one has a personal healer, an unfinished film script and a tan so deep you’d think they’re bred for their leather. They’re Democrats and their votes count. Voting—or at least voting that gets tabulated—is a class privilege. The effect is racial and partisan, but the engine is economic.
The second- and third-highest undervotes in New Mexico were recorded in McKinley and Cibola counties—85% and 72% Hispanic and Native. But the undervote champ is nearly the whitest county in New Mexico: DeBaca, which mangled and lost 8.4% of ballots cast. White DeBaca, whose average income hovers at the national poverty level, is poorer than Hispanic Cibola. No question, disenfranchisement gives off an ugly racial smell, but income is the real predictor of vote loss.
And what about those Bernalillo ghost voters for Bush? Those spirits are, it turns out, quite well-to-do, haunting the mesas west of Albuquerque where the real estate provides unobstructed views of Georgia O’Keeffe sunsets.
This was my third investigation in New Mexico in twenty years. The first time, the state’s Attorney General brought me in to go over the account books of Public Service of New Mexico (PNM), a racketeering enterprise masquerading as an electric company. Too young to understand what I wasn’t supposed to know, I proudly mapped out the sewerage lines of deceit connecting the gas drillers, water lords and political elite of New Mexico. The AG’s office handed me a nice check—which I took not as a reward, but as a payment to leave the state. After a decade away, I returned as a reporter, to look into prisons-for-proﬁt outﬁt Wackenhut Inc. In September 1999, a company insider told me, Wackenhut was cutting costs at its New Mexico jails by sending guards alone into the cell blocks. Ralph Garcia of Santa Rosa, who’d lost his ranch to drought, took the $7.95-an-hour job guarding homicidal neo-Nazis and Mexican maﬁa thugs in the local Wackenhut lock-up. Inexperienced, untrained and alone, he was stabbed to death by inmates just two weeks after the insider’s warning.
So that’s how Garcia became one more impoverished Chicano who lost his vote. No question, that’s not your typical case of voter disenfranchisement, but that’s the reality of the “Land of Enchantment.” New Mexico is the New America, where growing income inequality is creating a feudal divide between the prison-owning class and the prisoner-and-guard class.
Vote spoilage is the owning class’s weapon of choice.
Whose flag does Bill Richardson carry in the nouvelle class war? When I was checking out the New Mexico vote in 2005, my old friends Public Service of New Mexico hit the front page, sued by the State of California for conspiring with Enron to rig the California power market. It is still in court. It was a scam called “Ricochet.” Enron and PNM say it was not illegal. It played out about the time Garcia was walking the cell block. Where was Richardson? He was in Washington, Clinton’s Secretary of Energy, playing chubby cheerleader for PNM’s plan for “deregulation” of the energy market. Deregulation made PNM’s games possible—and Richardson’s employment by Kissinger inevitable.
Richardson, Ready for Takeoff
What about all those suspect spoiled votes in Hispanic and Indian precincts stuck inside the machines? Why didn’t this Mexican-American Democrat ask for a recount? It didn’t just slip Richardson’s little mind: He actively did everything in his power to stopa recount. I was told that it was Richardson himself who encouraged Secretary of State Vigil-Giron to reject the $114,000 payment from pissed-off Democrats and the Green Party. The Governor was too busy to speak with me about this.
Halting the 2004 recount wasn’t enough for Governor Bill, however. He demanded the legislature pass a “reform” law that would require anyone wanting a recount of a suspicious vote to put up a bond of over one million dollars. As a result, “free and fair elections” are now effectively outlawed in New Mexico. You can have a choice of a “free” election or a “fair” election, but not both. Want fair? Then you have to pay a million to recheck the ballots. In other words, it’s against the law to buy votes, but in New Mexico not against the law to buy the vote count.
On his phony reform law, Richardson was called out by a fellow Democrat, State Senator Linda Lopez—an act of indiscreet defiance that would not be forgotten by the Governor’s circle.
The centerpiece of the law signed by the Governor: Ms. Fox-Young’s proposal to require photo ID for new voters. Maybe the former Cabinet Secretary and United Nations Ambassador Richardson couldn’t imagine that photo IDs would be a problem for some voters. After all, Mexican-Americans in Little Texas may have trouble producing acceptable IDs, but it’s no problem at all for a Kissinger-American like Governor Richardson. The Governor and Jimmy Carter both have passports, they have credit cards and they have chauffeurs who will vouch for them.
Richardson wouldn’t speak with me about the 2004 vote fiasco. Instead, he busied himself with his space program. He announced the state would chip in $200 million to build a “spaceport” to land private rocket ships that will be launched beginning in 2009 by Richard Branson, the British billionaire. Passengers have already bought tickets for $200,000 each (round trip, they hope).
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“Well, maybe the Israelis are starting to come around and realizing that their government is completely and utterly criminal and corrupt just like our fantastically evil government.”
Part 1 & 2
“Any biological, chemical, or nuclear attack would be carried out by our own government agencies. Read “real” history books and declassified Government documents to find out how our government has staged “false-flag” terrorist attacks to rally the people behind wars like Vietnam. I guess we will have to wait about 40 years for the US governments declassified documents on the September 11th false-flag terrorist attacks to come out.
How Hitler’s false-flag “fire” rallied the German people behind his dumb ass. History is repeating itself because so many people are living in a enormous state of denial or they just live in TV-Land or they are just looking out for their own ass. Whatever the case there is always hope that these people will wake up to the fact that the world powers that be are leading the human race into an Orwellian state. You can’t deny the power of a persons own primitive needs for freedom. If something happened in this country for the need of an uprising, (and I pray it doesn’t), if only 1% of the American population came together behind a good cause than anything that got in their way would be totally crushed. Just by the sheer numbers. Like most of the information you get from the tube….. the lies about Gun Ownership in America have been out there for a reason. Check out, http://gunowners.org/
Believe me… I’m from up North and I was taught that you were a coward to have the need to own a gun. Guns are bad, bad, bad. Although, most of the people that had guns were criminals using their guns to profit from crimes they carried out. Your being lied to like many other things. Your family and your gun is the last line of defense towards everything that is good and decent about this country. Just keep an eye out for the Gun Grabbing mentality of the upcoming Obama administration.
(Check out the text below the vids for more info on False-Flag fun fun fun!)
FALSE-FLAG FUN FUN FUN!!
After reading the article detailing the proposed and existing oil pipeline routes in the Middle East athttp://szamko.gnn.tv/blogs/17155/Pipeline_Time then consider the following examples of “false flag terrorist operations”… where governments fund, set-up, and execute their own covert terror operations and blame scapegoat nations or “alleged” terror cells like Al Qaeda to ,muster support for further war (to ultimately dominate world economies through control of the world oil supplies).
The point being that world citizens are not only the cannon fodder in the slaughter…but end up paying the tab through increased interest fees and taxation by corporate politicians for their war expenditures.
2.) The phony (Mossad) Al Qaeda Cell in Palestine … plus more documented examples of intelligence agents impersonating and setting up Al Qaeda cell groups strategically
3.) FSB (ex-KGB) behind 1999 bombings in Russia’
Publica | 05.03.2002 23:14 See source
“FSB (ex-KGB) was behind the apartment bloc bombings that were carried out in Russia in September 1999”, says Boris Berezovsky, a former Kremlin insider who has since fallen out with the Putin government.
Nikita Chegulain, a former undercover agent of the antiterrorist division of the FSB, said he possessed documentary evidence that proved that highly explosive hexogen was withdrawn from military bases and distributed secretely to regional organisations. He incriminates top government officials in the coverup; independent investigations have so far been blocked.
The panel brought attention to already known facts about a foiled explosion in Ryazan on 22 September 1999. The FSB was forced to admit that it had planted the device, when phone calls amongst its agents were intercepted. Yet, simultaneously, head of the FSBPatrushev claimed that the explosives were actually sugar and that this was part of a so-called security exercise.
This sharply contradicts the version of the local police force which had determined that the substance was hexogen and that the detonator equipment was real and set for 5.30am © “the clock was ticking”. Four explosives experts from Britain and France recently examined the available evidence from the Ryazan incident and concluded that the bomb was authentic.
4.) In depth article: Originally set up as a network of clandestine cells to be activated behind the lines in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, “Gladio” quickly expanded into a tool for political repression and manipulation, directed by NATO andWashington
5.) “Operation Northwoods” was a US government plan to stage the assassination of civilians and blame it on Communist Cuba. See “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba”, NationalSecurity_Archive
6.) The Japanese code was broken 9-12 days prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. Foreknowledge of Japan’s planned attack on Pearl Harbor by the US Administration was tantamount to complicity. See Source
7.) Former British MP, Galloway, Wary Of Staged_Terror_Attack As Pretext For Iran Invasion: June 1st, 2005
8.) London Underground Bombing Exercises Took Place at Same Time as Real Attack
9.) Explosions In London: Who Stands To Gain?
Israel Diplomat Warned, Cover-up_In_Progress
10.) a confirmation of the report that Israel’s Netanyahu recieved a warning prior to the first blast in London 7/7/2005
From ABC station WTVG 36, Lexington_Kentucky
Terrorism expert says at least one person tipped off to London attacks
Terrorism expert Tommy Preston of Preston Global in Frankfort, Kentucky, said sources in the intelligence community reported that at least one person in London, England was warned of Thursday morning’s terrorist attacks moments before the initial blast. Preston, citing sources in the intelligence community, said former Israeli Prime Minister and current Finance Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was in London this morning for an economic forum. “Just before the first blast, Netanyahu got a call from the Israeli Embassy telling him to stay in his hotel room. The hotel is located next to the subway station where the first attack occurred and he did stay put and shortly after that, there was the explosion,” Preston said.
11.) The Muslim Terrorist Apparatus was Created byUS_Intelligence
12.) Another taboo subject is the longevity of the United States as both a terrorist state and a haven for terrorists. That the US is the only nation on record to have been condemned by the World Court for international terrorism (in Nicaragua ), and has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on governments to observe international law, is unmentionable.
13.) America as Terrorist Haven: “A chief terrorist with long ties to US intelligence agencies is seeking asylum in the United States. The FBI has evidence linking him to an airline bombing that killed 73 people. We’re talking about the notorious militant Cuban exile: Luis Posada Carriles.”
Democracy_Now ! May 9, 2005
“Though the terrorist’s presence has been an open secret in Miami, neither President George W. Bush nor Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has ordered a manhunt. The U.S. press corps has been largely silent as well.
The reason is that this terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles, was a CIA-trained Cuban whose long personal war against Fidel Castro’s government is viewed sympathetically by the two Bush brothers and their father. When it comes to the Bush family, Posada is the epitome of the old saying that “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”
The Bush administration – which has imprisoned Jose Padilla and other alleged Muslim “enemy combatants” without trial – has taken a far more lenient approach toward the 77-year-old Posada, who is still wanted in Venezuela for the bombing of a Cubana Airlines plane in 1976 that killed 73 people. Posada also has admitted involvement in a deadly hotel bombing campaign in Cuba in 1997.”
Consortium_News , April 25, 2005
“A Cuban exile who has waged a campaign of bombings and assassination attempts aimed at toppling Fidel Castro says that his efforts were supported financially for more than a decade by the Cuban-American leaders of one of America’s most influential lobbying groups.
The exile, Luis Posada Carriles, said he organized a wave of bombings in Cuba last year at hotels, restaurants and discotheques, killing an Italian tourist and alarming the Cuban Government. Posada was schooled in demolition and guerrilla warfare by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960’s.
14.) In California, in the eighties, John Pilger (investigative journalist and writer) met four Vietnamese who had been assassins in America’s Operation Phoenix; one of them ran a fast food drive-in. He seemed a contended man. What all these people have in common, apart from their history of terrorism, is that they were either working directly for the US government or carrying out the dirty work of American policies. Operation Phoenix, for example, devised, funded and run by the CIA, was responsible for up to 50,000 murders. He states:
“Much was made of al-Qa’ida’s training camps in Afghanistan, the target of American bombers. But these were kindergartens compared with the world’s leading university of terrorism atFort_Benning in Georgia. Known until recently as the School of the Americas, it trained some 60,000 Latin American soldiers, policemen, paramilitaries and intelligence agents. Forty per cent of the Cabinet ministers who served in the genocidal regimes of Lucas Garcia, Rios Montt and Mefia Victores in Guatemala are graduates.
In 1993, the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador named the army officers who had committed the worst atrocities of the civil war; two-thirds of them had been trained at Fort Benning. They included Roberto D’Aubisson, the leader of the death squads and the murderers of Archbishop Oscar Romero and a group of Jesuit priests. In Chile, the school’s graduates ran Pinochet’s secret police and three principal concentration camps. In 1996, the US government was forced to release copies of the school’s training manuals. For aspiring terrorists, these recommended blackmail, torture, execution and the arrest of witnesses’ relatives.”
16.) American military in Iraq plant car bombs on unwitting Iraqi civilians. See: Sick Strategies For Senseless Slaughter by John Kaminski
I have come to understand this form of government we endure is a “plutocracy” (government by the wealthy) who lie, cheat, assassinate, instigate acts of terrorism and then blamescapegoat_nations and support/fund terrorist regimes anddictatorships as long as their dictators dance to their corporate tune.
It does not take an entire government to be involved in instigating acts of terrorism any more than, say, it does not take all the bank employees to know what the head bank manager is planning in his board meetings. That is whyFBI, CIA, and firemen who blow the whistle on head office wrongdoing…are muzzled, threatened, fired, demoted, ignored and harassed purposely. I am saying that when someone sincere and with integrity comes across evidence which shows possible corruption by head office, part of the cover-up is to discredit these individuals.It is time to seriously share this vital information…in hopes that an informed public might just refrain from rallying to the war cries of the weapons/military/industrial complex. See source
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By Andrew Walker
Sixty years ago the US hired Nazi scientists to lead pioneering projects, such as the race to conquer space. These men provided the US with cutting-edge technology which still leads the way today, but at a cost.
The end of World War II saw an intense scramble for Nazi Germany’s many technological secrets. The Allies vied to plunder as much equipment and expertise as possible from the rubble of the Thousand Year Reich for themselves, while preventing others from doing the same.
The range of Germany’s technical achievement astounded Allied scientific intelligence experts accompanying the invading forces in 1945.
Wernher von Braun: Nasa icon and former SS officer
Supersonic rockets, nerve gas, jet aircraft, guided missiles, stealth technology and hardened armour were just some of the groundbreaking technologies developed in Nazi laboratories, workshops and factories, even as Germany was losing the war.
And it was the US and the Soviet Union which, in the first days of the Cold War, found themselves in a race against time to uncover Hitler’s scientific secrets.
In May 1945, Stalin’s legions secured the atomic research labs at the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in the suburbs of Berlin, giving their master the kernel of what would become the vast Soviet nuclear arsenal.
US forces removed V-2 missiles from the vast Nordhausen complex, built under the Harz Mountains in central Germany, just before the Soviets took over the factory, in what would become their area of occupation. And the team which had built the V-2, led by Wernher von Braun, also fell into American hands.
Shortly afterwards Major-General Hugh Knerr, deputy commander of the US Air Force in Europe, wrote: “Occupation of German scientific and industrial establishments has revealed the fact that we have been alarmingly backward in many fields of research.
“If we do not take the opportunity to seize the apparatus and the brains that developed it and put the combination back to work promptly, we will remain several years behind while we attempt to cover a field already exploited.”
Thus began Project Paperclip, the US operation which saw von Braun and more than 700 others spirited out of Germany from under the noses of the US’s allies. Its aim was simple: “To exploit German scientists for American research and to deny these intellectual resources to the Soviet Union.”
Arthur Rudolph: “100% Nazi”
Events moved rapidly. President Truman authorised Paperclip in August 1945 and, on 18 November, the first Germans reached America.
There was, though, one major problem. Truman had expressly ordered that anyone found “to have been a member of the Nazi party and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazism militarism” would be excluded.
Under this criterion even von Braun himself, the man who masterminded the Moon shots, would have been ineligible to serve the US. A member of numerous Nazi organisations, he also held rank in the SS. His initial intelligence file described him as “a security risk”.
And von Braun’s associates included:
- Arthur Rudolph, chief operations director at Nordhausen, where 20,000 slave labourers died producing V-2 missiles. Led the team which built the Saturn V rocket. Described as “100 per cent Nazi, dangerous type”.
- Kurt Debus, rocket launch specialist, another SS officer. His report stated: “He should be interned as a menace to the security of the Allied Forces.”
- Hubertus Strughold, later called “the father of space medicine”, designed Nasa’s on-board life-support systems. Some of his subordinates conducted human “experiments” at Dachau and Auschwitz, where inmates were frozen and put into low-pressure chambers, often dying in the process.
All of these men were cleared to work for the US, their alleged crimes covered up and their backgrounds bleached by a military which saw winning the Cold War, and not upholding justice, as its first priority.
And the paperclip which secured their new details in their personnel files gave the whole operation its name. Sixty years on, the legacy of Paperclip remains as vital as ever.
With its radar-absorbing carbon impregnated plywood skin and swept-back single wing, the 1944 Horten Ho 229 was arguably the first stealth aircraft.
The Stealth bomber: Based on a 1944 German design
The US military made one available to Northrop Aviation, the company which would produce the $2bn B-2 Stealth bomber – to all intents and purposes a modern clone of the Horten – a generation later.
Cruise missiles are still based on the design of the V-1 missile and the scramjets powering Nasa’s state-of-the-art X-43 hypersonic aircraft owe much to German jet pioneers.
Added to this, the large number of still-secret Paperclip documents has led many people, including Nick Cook, Aerospace Consultant at Jane’s Defence Weekly, to speculate that the US may have developed even more advanced Nazi technology, including anti-gravity devices, a potential source of vast amounts of free energy.
Cook says that such technology “could be so destructive that it would endanger world peace and the US decided to keep it secret for a long time”.
But, while celebrating the undoubted success of Project Paperclip, many will prefer to remember the thousands who died to send mankind into space.
January 15, 2009
Young Americans for Liberty is the youth wing of the Ron Paul Revolution, and personally endorsed by Dr. Paul. I hope you will read through the message below … and take action.
Dear Campaign for Liberty Member,
January 20th, 2009 will no doubt be a historic day. America has elected an eloquent, young, and effective politician. A wave is coming to Washington — some call it “hope,” others just “change”.
But what is now clear is either way it will be more government and less liberty.
We need more than a “change” in management. You and I know Washington, DC, needs a revolution – an end to a corrupt government system.
The goodness of Obama’s words does not reflect the dangers of his policies.
It would be unwise to allow this administration the opportunity to cram more government down the taxpayers’ throats without opposition. One day of Obama is enough! It’s time for change!
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A donation of $50 or more today allows us to mail a box of materials to a Young Americans for Liberty chapter on your behalf. Please help these young people participate in this nationwide event on Obama’s Inauguration day.
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Eric Margolis: Israel has handed the Obama administration a ‘fait accompli’ Pt. 3/3
The upcoming Financial Stimulus package courtesy of the new Economic dream team has left numerous economists and analysts quaking in their boots.
We are seeing predictions of hyperinflation, the destruction of the dollar, the flight of U.S. creditors, the prospect of widespread civil unrest and a descent in to a Greater Depression.
Small business owners have stood up and discredited the tax incentives that were meant to convince them to ignore market reality and open the door to new employees. The measures that supposedly address the enormous foreclosure problem seem to change from day to day and only work to the advantage of the banks. Obama and Bush have just signed off on an additional $20 Billion in cash and $118 Billion in asset guarantees for Bank of America which already received $25 Billion last year and is now choking on Merrill Lynch’s losses. The President Elect and his new Stimulus Czars are not paying attention and are proceeding to continue the same destructive formula adopted by Paulson.
The media bombardment is in overdrive to convince the public that herein lies the path to salvation. First we had the guarantee that three million jobs would be created out of thin air only to be bumped up to four million. These are nice round media friendly numbers which have no basis in reality. With each passing day the sands are shifting on exactly how the money will be spent.
Ben Bernancke’ s speech at the London School of Economics on January 13, confirmed that the emphasis has now shifted to bailing out the banks one more time by buying more toxic assets to clean up their collapsing balance sheets. After seeing $8.2 Trillion vanish in to Insurance, Banking and a moribund auto industry with absolutely no concrete result except for the tightening of credit, the increasing losses of Big Banking and the GM chairman having to queue for his airline ticket, the Fed, backed by Obama, continues to beat the dead horse.
The scariest aspect of this is the speed at which this 18 wheeler disaster is being driven toward the rabbits in the headlights. We haven’t yet seen any senators or reps being threatened with the imposition of martial law, but we have seen Obama treathen to veto his own fellow democrats if they do not rubber stamp the proposals he has been instructed to deliver. Nobody has even taken a vote yet and already the gloves are off. Bailout Bill One and the Patriot Act were pushed just as hard. The only legislation that gets the hard sell seems to involve either stealing the taxpayer’s money or their rights.
Judging by his actions so far, Obama has done absolutely nothing but continue the transfer of wealth from the American taxpayer to his Wall St. campaign contributors.
There has been absolutely zero positive impact on the real economy as the increasingly horrific indicators continue to mount and the prospect of an unprecedented Depression continues to rise over the horizon. Economic reality was left on the back burner and the capital that could have paid for Obama’s fantastical “stimulus” plan 5 times over has been wasted on the imploding financial sector, who no doubt will be back for more.
January 16, 200
It has been widely announced that the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is dead, as well as plans for a NAFTA Highway which many assured me never even existed in the first place. Unfortunately, these claims have been greatly exaggerated. In regards to the TTC/NAFTA Highway, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and the North American Union agenda, we have won many battles, but we have not won the war. Deeper North American integration has been exposed on many different levels and has encountered fierce resistance. It is because of this that the globalists have had to somewhat retreat from their agenda. A move to re-negotiate NAFTA could be used as a way to revive and expand upon the agreement. In the midst of all this economic turmoil, more globalization is being offered as the solution to the crisis.
The announcement by the Texas Department of Transportation proclaiming the TTC dead was more of a public relations stunt. It was designed to try and silence critics and appease Texas lawmakers. Let’s be clear, the TTC is dead in name only and has been replaced with the Innovative Connectivity plan. By scaling back the project and breaking it up into smaller segments, it is less intimidating and could make it more difficult to stop in the future. If you don’t succeed try and try again. In the case of the TTC, give it a makeover, change the name and put out a press release saying that it is dead. The original concept of the TTC had a price tag of over $180 billion and called for 4.000 miles of roadways, toll roads and rail lines. Some have referred to it as the first leg of a NAFTA Superhighway that would extend from the Texas-Mexico border to the Oklahoma state line. In whatever form a NAFTA Highway transportation system takes, it would facilitate the flow of foreign goods and be the necessary infrastructure needed for a North American Union, thus further connecting the economies of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.
Those who have exposed plans for a NAFTA Superhighway and a North American Union have been ridiculed, branded liars, fearmongers and conspiracy theorists by the corporate controlled media and the establishment. Yet, there has been a House resolution stating congressional opposition to the construction of a superhighway and entry into a North American Union. Many states have also passed similar legislation. During the CNN/You Tube Republican Presidential debates, Ron Paul was asked if he believed in the North American Union conspiracy. Paul did acknowledge that there was a move towards a NAU and a NAFTA Superhighway. He referred to it as a conspiracy of ideas, an ideological battle with some believing in national sovereignty and others globalism.
President-elect Barack Obama recently met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon where he expressed a continued commitment to upgrade NAFTA. Many believe that this proves he will carry through on promises to renegotiate the agreement. It is interesting that the word upgrade was used as opposed to renegotiate. Calderon has publicly stated on many occasions that he is against changes to NAFTA, but more recently he said that he is open to reviewing environmental and labour provisions. He could use his desire for U.S. immigration reform as a bargaining tool to agree to such modifications. At the height of the NAFTA bashing during the Democratic Presidential campaign, Canadian officials threatened to put oil back on the table if the agreement was reopened, along with a list of other concessions. With Obama set to visit Canada after his inauguration, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that he doubts the new president will question the agreement in any fundamental way. NAFTA is so badly flawed and minus a few cosmetic changes that might be made, the reality is that it will remain intact. There are also fears that the agreement could be expanded which might lead to a renewed push for North American integration.
Many are under the illusion that somehow Obama and the Democrats are going to save the American people and even the world. It is becoming increasingly clear that just like Bush, Obama has no intentions of protecting American sovereignty. Globalization has meant sacrificing self-sufficiency, sovereignty and independence for foreign dependency which can only lead to economic enslavement. Obama, like many past presidents, is nothing more then a puppet, a front man controlled by special interest groups, foreign banks and corporate powers who are pushing globalization and world government.
It is important that we remain vigilant and conscious of tactics used against us, word semantics and propaganda designed to lull us into a false sense of security. Construction of a NAFTA Highway could become a sort of make work project that employs millions, if jobless rates continue to climb and the current economic crisis worsens. Such an undertaking could be financed by foreign banks and corporations who are increasingly gobbling up much of North America’s key infrastructure and who ultimately control our economic future. A recent report released by the Pentagon warns that globalization and urbanization will further fuel social unrest in Mexico. Political, economic and social instability could be used to usher in a North American Union. We have a short window of opportunity to really turn things around and only an informed educated public will be able to defeat the New World Order.
San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center
January 16, 2009
“I guess nobody wants to listen to these guys? I guess our children’s children will be wondering what was going on with the public mindset in the U.S. at this crucial moment in our countries short history. I guess most of America is into sadism.”
f Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush has his way, gun owners in America will be required to submit to the federal government a photo, thumb print and mental heath records. Rush’s proposed bill H.R. 45, also known as “Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009,” will make it illegal to possess a “qualifying firearm,” specifically any firearm that takes an ammunition clip, without a license.
If passed, the law will amend the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license. It would establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse with the Attorney General. It should be noted that Obama’s proposed attorney general, Eric Holder, is a notorious gun-grabber.
The very name of the bill reveals what Mr. Rush and the Democrats think of gun ownership and the Second Amendment. “On the afternoon of May 10, 2007, Blair Holt, a junior at Julian High School in Chicago, was killed on a public bus riding home from school when he used his body to shield a girl who was in the line of fire after a young man boarded the bus and started shooting,” text from the bill states. The bill argues that children dying from gun violence is a legitimate reason for the government to monitor gun ownership and place restrictions on the Second Amendment.
As Drew Zahn notes, “H.R. 45 is a resurfacing of 2007’s H.R. 2666, which contained much of the same language and was co-sponsored by 15 other representatives and Barack Obama’s current chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel. H.R. 2666 was assigned to the House Judiciary committee, where no action was taken.”
In 2000, Barak Obama cosponsored a bill that would have limited the purchase of handguns to one per month. “According to the 1998 Illinois State Legislative National Political Awareness Test of July 2, 1998, Obama also supports the banning of all semi-automatic weapon sales and transfers,” Associated Content reported in March of last year. “The only reason to try to ban a whole class of gun, with such a wide stroke, is to start the progression of banning all guns eventually.”
Now that Democrats control Congress and the executive, they will aggressively move to ban gun ownership. “In the 20th century, the Second Amendment has become an anachronism,” explains the Brady Center. “The rights guaranteed by the Constitution have never been absolute… The vast majority of the American people support reasonable gun control laws and view them as necessary to reduce the level of gun violence in this country. The framers of the Constitution would surely agree.”
In fact, Thomas Jefferson would strongly disagree with Brady, the Democrats, and no shortage of allegedly conservative Republicans. “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms,” wrote Jefferson, quoting the criminologist Cesare Beccaria, “disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.”
Brady and the Democrats have deliberately distorted the meaning of the Second Amendment in order to take firearms away from the people. Democrat Bobby Rush and his ilk are shamelessly exploiting the young victim Blair Holt in order to dismantle our right to self defense, not only from thugs but from the government itself. As the framers understood, the Second Amendment is primarily about resisting tyrannical government, not hunting or target shooting.
Rep. Bobby Rush and the Democrats who support Brady and other gun-grabbers should read Samuel Adams’ Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Adams wrote that the “Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of The United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
Adams obviously understood something the gun-grabbers refuse to consider — liberty of the press and rights of conscience are intimately entwined with the right of peaceable citizens to keep firearms.
January 14, 2009
(Seriously what the fuck is going on. Paulson and Palin runners up. I’m speechless.) F.F. 1/15/09
NEW YORK – President-elect Barack Obama has won another contest: He’s been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2008. The magazine has named Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gov. Sarah Palin and Chinese director Zhang Yimou as runners-up. Last year’s winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Previous individual winners have included Bono, President George W. Bush and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos. ___ On the Net: …
January 14, 2009
Dear fellow patriot,
Representative Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has introduced H.R. 384, the TARP Reform and Accountability Act, which has bypassed normal committee procedures and could come up for a vote on the House floor today.
Once again, you and I and the U.S. taxpayer are being taken to the cleaners. Well I say, let’s tell them this time how we really feel.
According to Frank, this amendment will add transparency and accountability to the TARP Act. But as is standard operating procedure for the federal government, a bill posing as an effort to tighten oversight and increase accountability only further intensifies government manipulation of the market.
Here are a few of the harmful provisions lurking in the legislation:
– Codifies the use of TARP funds to bail out auto manufactures and make loans to their financing arms. Congress opposed the use of the funds for this purpose during the TARP debate, and it must not be “read back” into the legislation.
– Requires that “no less than $40 billion” of the remaining $350 billion TARP dollars be assigned to foreclosure mitigation. More government interference in the housing market to keep prices high.
– Clarifies the Treasury Department’s authority to establish new offices to oversee the availability of consumer loans, such as student and auto loans. More government bureaucracies to supervise other bureaucracies.
– Keeps the increase in deposit insurance coverage for banks to $250,000 permanently, which was enacted temporarily as part of TARP to stave off bank runs.
– Increases the FDIC’s borrowing authority from $30 billion to $100 billion and allows it to obtain sums in excess of $100 billion upon the Treasury Secretary’s approval. If you said “way too much authority without Congressional approval,” you guessed right.
There are two ways I would ask you to help today:
1. Please contact your representatives and urge them to oppose H.R. 384. If you need your representatives’ contact information, it can be found at C4L’s website:http://www.campaignforliberty.com/kb.php Remind them that TARP was similarly rushed through the House and has not only failed to meet its objectives, but is nowhere near fully accountable.
2. Please visit: https://www.campaignforliberty.com/donate.php and make a most generous donation of $25, $50, $100, or even $1,000. It may not feel like it sometimes, but there are millions of folks who agree with us on the principles of liberty and the free market. We must reach out to these fellow patriots and that takes money.
Although the Frank bill is marketed as addressing concerns about TARP’s accountability, it must go through the regular committee markup process.
It is only right that the Treasury and the Federal Reserve be required to lay out all their information on how previous TARP funds were dispersed before any further money is authorized or additional efforts made.
President, Campaign for Liberty
Gazans have nowhere to go
Michael Connell, 45, the Bush black box expert who was directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush’s 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, was killed when his single-engine plane crashed outside of the Akron,
Ohio airport on December 19. Velvet Revolution (VR), a non-profit publication that has been investigating Connell’s activities for the past two years, revealed that a person close to Connell told an investigative reporter that he was afraid that George Bush and Dick Cheney would “throw him under the bus.”
A tipster close to theMcCain campaign disclosed in July that Connell’s life was in jeopardy and that Karl Rove had threatened him and his wife, Heather. Attorney Cliff Arnebeck notified the U.S. attorney general, Ohio law enforcement and the federal court about those threats at the time and insisted that Connell be placed in protective custody. The request went unheeded.
An associate of Connell’s had been warned by VR that they had received a tip that the plane had been sabotaged and that Connell should not fly it. VR reported that Connell was a very experienced pilot who had to abandon at least two flights in the past two months because of suspicious problems with his plane. He had flown to Washington, D.C. on Dec. 18, 2008 to meet with some people. It was at the end of his return flight home the next day that he crashed.
Connell appeared before Federal Judge Simon Oliver, a Democrat and Clinton appointee, on October 31, after being subpoenaed in a federal lawsuit investigating Karl Rove and the rigging of the 2004 election.
AFP readers will remember that a 2005 investigation showed that computer vote-rigging had resulted in the Ohio vote being stolen from John Kerry, a state that would have swung the election away from George
Judge Oliver had ordered Connell to appear for a deposition on November 3 of this year, only 36 hours before the polls opened, and the White House was worried enough about what Connell might say under oath about his illegal activities that two administration attorneys were dispatched to represent him and help curtail his excess testimony. This happened after the White House was unsuccessful at stopping his appearance altogether.
An associate of Connell’s had said that Connell was also involved in the destruction of the celebrated White House emails and the establishment of the then-secret, off-grid White House email system, and that Connell’s testimony under oath concerning this also had to be of great concern to the administration’s lawyers.
Earlier this year, VR fingered Michael Connell as the key Republican expert that created the nefarious computer attacks allowing off-site servers to tally state vote counts in secret and now reports that Karl Rove reacted by threatening Connell to “either take the fall or keep his mouth shut.”
Two weeks before the November election, Rove was confidently saying that John McCain could “win ten battleground states” to become president. McCain was confidently telling everyone that he would win with a surge in the wee hours of election night. Another rigging appeared to be in the wind.
At Connell’s Cleveland court appearance he was grilled about the election fraud, Trojan horse manipulations and the reported threats from Rove. But Connell couldn’t remember anything, claiming he had no knowledge of any secret steps to change and conceal the vote counts. “He stonewalled like a champion, denying everything,” said VR.
Only hours later and still the night before the election, Rove changed his tune and wrote on an Internet blog that “Obama would win by a landslide”—even in those states he had previously predicted McCain would win.
The election-fraud watchers claimed immediately that Rove “pulled the plug because he felt the heat” and knew it was too risky to carry forth the fraud any further at that point. Plaintiffs’ lawyers needed Connell’s testimony at the upcoming trial in order to implicate Karl Rove. They now fear they will never be able to do so.
Pat Shannan is the assistant editor of American Free Press. He is also the author of several videos and books including One in a Million: An IRS Travesty and I Rode With Tupper, detailing Shannan’s experiences with Tupper Saussy when the American dissident was on the run in the 1960s. Both are available from FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS for $25 each.
January 12, 2009
We don’t see the images. They are neatly censored from our view in this country. But everywhere else around the world the carnage that is Gaza is being seen and the people are revolted by what they see. They see dead babies, decapitated bodies, defenseless relief workers killed. Maimed men, makeshift morgues, mortified mothers.
They see exploding white phosphorus shells, cluster bombs, depleted uranium munitions.
They see what is reportedly the world’s fourth most powerful military using all of its power against a defenseless people.
In fact, they are witnesses to 15 days of war crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.
They see Hugo Chavez expel Venezuela’s Israeli Ambassador and they see lawmakers in Ecuador condemn Israel’s actions, calling for an investigation into Israel’s crimes against humanity.
And despite the obvious facts of an Israeli-sponsored terror campaign against Palestinians in Gaza, a piece of territory roughly twice the size of the District of Columbia, they see the U.S. Congress support a resolution totally supporting Israel, even though Israel is in violation of U.S. and international law.
They see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, swaggering in insult to black America by initially refusing to seat Roland Burris from Illinois in the Senate, yet that same Reid cowers before the pro-Israel lobby, and they wonder why.
And sadly, they see the U.S. President-elect, who roared onto the scene like a lion, remain as quiet as a lamb in the face of the utter inhumanity of Israel’s actions, and they wonder why.
And then, they see us. Gathered here in front of the White House, reaffirming our own humanity. The tears of the Palestinians roll down our cheeks, even as we bury our own victims of police murder.
A new day is coming in U.S. politics. We will use the power of our vote to change U.S. policy. We will no longer check our values at the door and support politicians and political parties that fail to deliver.
Not one more bomb to Israel.
In defense of humanity, we will not give up and we will win.
The New Yorker – What Went Wrong
by Seymour Hersh – 10/1/01
Many of the investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were uncovered about the terrorists’ identities and preparations, such as flight manuals, were meant to be found. A former high-level intelligence official told me, “Whatever trail was left was left deliberately–for the F.B.I. to chase.”
In interviews over the past two weeks, a number of intelligence officials have raised questions about Osama bin Laden’s capabilities. “This guy sits in a cave in Afghanistan and he’s running this operation?” one C.I.A. official asked. “It’s so huge. He couldn’t have done it alone.” A senior military officer told me that because of the visas and other documentation needed to infiltrate team members into the United States, a major foreign intelligence service might also have been involved.
Seymour (Sy) Myron Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author based inWashington, DC. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters.
His work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. His 2004 reports on the US military’s mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison gained much attention.
Hersh received the 2004 George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting given annually by Long Island University to honor contributions to journalistic integrity and investigative reporting. This was his fifth George Polk Award, the first one being a Special Award given to him in 1969.
It’s too bad war criminal and Rockefeller minion Henry Kissinger is not a few decades younger. If he was, he might be turning somersaults and slapping high fives over the current state of the global economy. Instead, Kissinger has penned an ebullient — for Kissinger — editorial lauding the coming depression for the International Herald Tribune.
According to Kissinger, the rapidly unfolding economic depression and accompanying misery for billions of people “generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy” to usher in “a world financial order” and force sovereign nations “to face the reality that its dilemmas can be mastered only by common action,” that is to say through world government and a New World Order, a phrase Kissinger repeats several times in the article.
“An international order will emerge if a system of compatible priorities comes into being. It will fragment disastrously if the various priorities cannot be reconciled,” writes Kissinger. In other words, if nations do not embrace the “international order” in response to the bankster engineered global depression, they will be left to twist in the wind, sort of like Zimbabwe and other third world nations where absolute poverty and human misery are the rule of the day.
“The nadir of the existing international financial system coincides with simultaneous political crises around the globe. Never have so many transformations occurred at the same time in so many different parts of the world and been made globally accessible via instantaneous communication. The alternative to a new international order is chaos,” Kissinger warns.
Obama the manufactured messiah out of nowhere, Kissinger writes, is the answer. “The extraordinary impact of the president-elect on the imagination of humanity is an important element in shaping a new world order.”
Obama was selected by the global elite Kissinger so faithfully serves to push the New World Order scheme, misleadingly defined by Kissinger as “an opportunity, not a policy.” Kissinger’s primary goal is to shill for world government. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderberg Group. In the late 1920’s, financing for the CFR came from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation.
“The most powerful clique in these elitist groups have one objective in common — they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty of the national independence of the United States,” explained Rear Admiral Chester Ward, a former CFR member. “A second clique of international members in the CFR comprises the Wall Street international bankers and their key agents. Primarily, they want the world banking monopoly from whatever power ends up in the control of global government.”
Kissinger is merely informing us of the plan his masters have had in mind now for more than sixty years. Obama will be the front man the globalists will use to usher in the New World Order, a phrase coined by H.G. Wells when he used it as the title of a book about a socialist one-world government future. “The phrase has also been linked to American presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, whose work on establishing the League of Nations pioneered the concept of international government bodies, and to the first President Bush, who used it in a 1989 speech,” writes Drew Zahn. “Kissinger’s ties to government and international powers – as well as his use of the phrase – have made him suspect in the eyes of many who are wary of what ‘new world order’ might actually mean.”
Prior to his International Herald Tribune article, Kissinger mounted the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” hosts Mark Haines and Erin Burnett that in essence Obama would be the man tapped to realize the one-world slave labor and control grid. Obama’s “task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.”
In fact, it is a classic example of the problem-reaction-solution paradigm. The banksters engineered the current economic “problem” specifically to shove their “solution” down our throats — a New World Order of total control and global totalitarianism.
January 12, 2008
The Trans-Texas Corridor and the NAFTA Superhighway are NOT dead. Although Texas department of transportation executive director Amadeo Saenz and Texas governor Rick Perry declared that the Trans-Texas Corridor was “dead” this week, the reality is that these road projects are moving forward – just another a new name.
On Tuesday, Perry boldly declared that “The days of the Trans-Texas Corridor are over.”
Activists in Texas and around the nation rejoiced, thinking that they had finally killed a monstrous link in the planned NAFTA superhighway that is planned to stretch from ports in Mexico all the way up into Canada.
But this is no time to rejoice.
The reality is that only the name “Trans-Texas Corridor” is dead – the truth is that they are going to continue to build the road projects under other names.
Saenz put it this way: “We’ve decided to put the name to rest.”
But the reality is that TxDOT still plans to partner with foreign corporations to build toll roads, truck-only lanes and rail lanes.
So all of this talk that the “Trans-Texas Corridor is dead” is just public relations mumbo jumbo.
The truth is that NASCO (The North American SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.) still very much exists and continues to work towards the development of a North American superhighway.
You can read all about them on their official website right here:
The following is an excerpt from their website that describes exactly what they plan to do:
The NASCO Corridor represents the existing trade and transportation infrastructure roughly shadowing U.S. Interstate Highways 35, 29 and 94, and the connecting transportation infrastructure in Canada and Mexico critical to national and international trade. This includes major intermodal “inland ports” along the corridor and under development.
From the largest border crossing in North America (The Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada) and Manitoba, Canada, to the second largest border crossing of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and South to the Mexican Ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas, the impressive, tri-national NASCO membership truly reflects the international scope of the Corridor and the regions it impacts.
The picture at the top of the article could originally be found on the NASCO website but public pressure forced them to pull it down some time ago.
But the reality is that this project is still very much alive and kicking.
Hopefully the citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico will wake up to all of this before it is too late.
(kinda sorta funny)
Phyllis Bennis: Where you decide to start the clock determines how you define the crisis Pt.1/3