Monday, June 30, 2008

In The Reign Of The Toddler King

Rant of the day from Jason Miller

"We have murdered untold millions of Iraqis since the Gulf War via invasion, brutal economic sanctions, fomenting civil war and chaos, illegal occupation, and destruction of infrastructure. And neither of the performers in the theater of the absurd we call a "presidential election" has promised to bring an immediate end to this moral and legal abomination. If we enforced the Nuremberg Laws that WE crafted, all responsible would be hanged, including whoever replaces Bush and perpetuates this genocide."

"Regardless of our individual level of consciousness or level of participation in this criminal enterprise known in some circles as the American Empire, we Americans as a collective are an intriguingly repulsive synthesis of excessively spoiled brats and sociopaths. We want what we want when we want it, consequences be damned. We have the means to get what we desire, virtually no capacity to delay gratification, and the ability to punish those who stand in our way. To top it off, we don’t let trivialities like conscience restrain us. We are a nation of sociobrats."

Has anyone else noticed the level of shrill madness american TV is exhibiting these days? I don't watch television much at all but snapped it on to make sure some catastrophic event didn't take me by surprise this morning while I was doing the dishes.

The channel it was turned to had "The View" on and it's strained and psychotic hilarity positively startled me. Apparently Elisabeth Hasselbeck elbowed her way into hosting prominence and her repulsive christopath "family values" is now front and center on the program. Perfectly suited for the reign of the infantile Toddler King. Maybe there was a catastrophic event after all.

Credit Disaster Just Around The Corner

For years now people have been using their credit cards to maintain an unsustainable existence. When the cost of living began to skyrocket recently that credit became a ticking time bomb, and it's all going to come unglued as the cascade of defaults escalates geometrically.

House of Cards

You thought the housing crisis was bad? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

The Mess

28/06/08 -- - "Nationwide, two million homes sit vacant. Home sales are at a nine-year low. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says that housing finance has not been this bad since the Depression. We still don’t know the full extent of the colossal subprime rip-off, but a recent Bank of America study did some guesstimating on the scale of the consequences of the “credit crisis.” The meltdown in the U.S. subprime real estate market, the bank said, had led to a global loss of $7.7 trillion dollars in stock market value since October.
While many eyes are focusing on the housing meltdown and its hugely negative effect on an economy clearly moving into recession, few are paying attention to the next bubble expected to burst: credit cards. Combined with the subprime losses, such a credit card nightmare has the potential, experts say, of bringing down the entire financial system and global economy. You and your credit card have become key players in the highly unstable financial crunch. Mortgage lender cupidity and bank credit card greed wedded to financial institution deregulation supported by both political parties, have been made manifestly worse by Bush administration support-the-rich policies. It has brought us to a brink not seen since just before the Great Depression."

International Monetary Fund To Audit Federal Reserve

No Fed chief in US history has been forced to submit to the kind of humiliation that Ben Bernanke is facing.

"Officials with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have informed Bernanke about a plan that would have been unheard-of in the past: a general examination of the US financial system. The IMF's board of directors has ruled that a so-called Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) is to be carried out in the United States. It is nothing less than an X-ray of the entire US financial system."

Sunday, June 29, 2008

If You Enjoy Honey, Buy It Now

I noticed that today in the supermarket I frequent, honey's cost is rising fast, and I get it in bulk. Those individual containers must be getting pretty expensive now too.
Honey is about to become a super luxury item, extremely costly if you can find it. For years we've been hearing about the decline of the honey bees and now we're about to see the inevitable results.

Mysterious Bee Disorder Could Sting at the Supermarket

"WASHINGTON, DC, June 27, 2008 (ENS) – Honeybees are vanishing at alarming rates across the United States and researchers are struggling to pinpoint the exact cause of the decline, experts told a Congressional panel Thursday.
U.S. beekeepers have lost a record 36 percent of their colonies this year, about twice the amount lost during a typical winter, and they warn that the mysterious disorder afflicting the bees could have serious environmental and economic consequences

The great thing about honey is that it's wonderfully nutritious and lasts virtually forever without being refrigerated or frozen. When it gets hard and cloudy it's just natural crystalization and is easily rectified by scooping some into a container and placing it in hot water.
I was shocked today that the price went up so fast and came home to do a little digging on the subject. It's not looking good. Tomorrow I'm going to invest in a full gallon that I'll store in a large glass preserving jug with a rubber gasket. Honey won't be around much longer, I'm afraid.

At Least Somebody Still Observes The Geneva Conventions

Iran to ready thousands of graves for enemy soldiers

"Iran is to dig 320,000 graves in border districts to allow for the burial of enemy soldiers in the event of any attack on its territory, a top commander said on Sunday.
"In implementation of the Geneva Conventions... the necessary measures are being taken to provide for the burial of enemy soldiers," the Mehr news agency quoted General Mir-Faisal Bagherzadeh as saying.
"We have plans to dig 15,000 to 20,000 graves in each of the border provinces or a total of 320,000," the general said, some of them mass graves if necessary."

U.S. Violates Geneva Conventions

"On January 11, 2002, the United States announced that it was refusing to abide by the 1949 Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war. The Third Geneva Convention, which provides specific guidelines for treatment of prisoner combatants, is a part of the "law of nations" and is a mainstay of international humanitarian law."

Hysteric Anti Americans At The Chicago Tribune

Paper actually has opinion piece called "Repeal the 2nd amendment"

"No, we don't suppose that's going to happen any time soon. But it should."

"It should come as no surprise the corporate media is engaged in a propaganda campaign to convince you that the Second Amendment should be repealed. After all, we no longer have small, independent newspapers published by people who understand the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, but rather huge corporate combines owned by the very same globalist interests that have hijacked the government. It will be impossible for them to impose their transnational corporate plan — in other words, fascist plan, as Mussolini understood that corporatism and fascism are inseparable — on the whole of humanity so long as an appreciable minority remain armed. That’s what the corporate media jihad against the Constitution is all about — convincing you that “gun crime” is out of control, people who own guns are redneck nut cases, guns are for hunting only, the Second Amendment is a myth (or at best an editorial mistake), and it is in our best interest to relinquish responsibility for our own protection, our duty, and embrace government."

Kurt Nimmo Infowars

Candid Camera Was Good At Poking Fun At Conformity

Now we get Fox.

Global Climate Chaos

Hail smashes 30,000 new bugs

"Up to 30,000 brand new Volkswagen cars have been damaged by a storm of hail stones reported to be the size of ping-pong balls."

"Heat Burst"

"Cozad residents woke this morning to a weather phenomenon as a heat burst rolled through town. Temperatures rose 20 degrees in a matter of minutes while winds reached speeds of 75 miles per hour."

500 year floods 2 years in a row

Why The Scumbags Rubber Stamp War Funds

Congress Heavily Invested In Military Industrial Complex

"A new study by a nonpartisan research group shows that lawmakers’ stock holdings in various companies doing business with the Defense Department totals more than $196 million, earning the congress critters millions in profits individually since the start of the war in Iraq.
The Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics says that 2006 financial disclosure statements suggest that members’ holdings could pose a conflict of interest as they decide the fate of Iraq war spending. Several members who earned the most from defense contractors have plum committee or leadership assignments, including Democratic Sen. John Kerry, independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman and House Republican Whip Roy Blunt."

"Overall, 151 members hold investments worth $78.7 million to $195.5 million in companies that receive defense contracts that are worth at least $5 million. These investments earned them anywhere between $15.8 million and $62 million between 2004 and 2006, the center concluded."

This Would Ruin Our Vacation Plans

The Large Hadron Collider Has A Bad Day

Scientists seek to quell doomsday fears over atom-smasher

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Martian Asparagus

Soil on Mars 'good for asparagus'

"NASA scientists say the soil they have collected from the northern polar regions of the red planet would be good for growing asparagus and turnips, but probably not strawberries."

So at some point in the not too distant future NASA (Never A Straight Answer) will tell us in no doubt a trembling, excited tone that they think, after months of raging scientific debate, that they believe some bacteria has been found in Martian soil. It'll probably be several missions from now as they really don't want to jump the gun and threaten all their lucrative funding. It's sort of like how the warmongers will never say "Yup - that's all, time to leave." But will always intone that we've had some success yeah blah blah, but so much more needs to be done you understand and we've got to stay the course.

It'll be a good show with them all triumphant and beaming but you know, I think they already understand quite well that Mars is covered with life.

I've taken a look at whole bunches of photos of what appear to be some sort of living growth on the planet, and I'm no scientist but common sense tells me it ain't just rocks and shadows. So I'm going to post some photos culled from the JPL data dump from several years ago, please pardon me because I don't have links to each picture and I don't have a record of what spot on the surface they show, but I think certain things can be intuited about all this asparagus.


There are numerous areas where there's this clumpy growth that seems to radiate outward from a central root. If I'm not mistaken this represents about 1/4 to 1/3 mile of terrain.

1. It's wrong to call this plant material, because we don't know the hell it is, but it exhibits plant morphology to me so that's how I'll term it. 2. The outer edges appear more bushy and darker which means it probably does grow by spreading out, with woodier stalks toward the center. Much like a bristlecone pine in the mountains which only has small parts growing year to year. Some clumps appear to have died and are still evident but are much lighter, consistent with flora in deserts on earth.


3. The keys to this vegetation in a harsh environmentwould be warmth, light and moisture so it would probably be dark to absorb more heat, big and thick to retain what moisture and warmth it can collect and somewhat low growing to be protected in a more friendly micro climate nearer the surface. It's probably like a very slow growing, hard shelled succulent that slowly branches outward. 4. There seems to be some sort of biological process that sheds some material as evidenced by the detritus shadow to the left, probably downwind. The windward edges are where they look to have withered and died, which would be consistent with vegetation in a cold, sandblasted desert environment. I've seen other shots of thick carpets of this stuff, like a jungle, I picked this one because it shows individual characteristics.


These guys clearly seem plantlike in their distribution, very much like on earth. They seem to prefer what looks like softer, sandier ground and avoid the rougher, probably boulder strewn and drier areas. While some appear to have colonized the ridge lines the vast majority and the bigger ones look to have nestled into pockets of what for all intent and purpose would be runoff areas on earth. You know, like shrubs along a nevada highway taking advantage of rain coming off the asphalt.


mexican highway

Another interesting feature is that just like plants on earth, this stuff seems to grow approximately equidistant according to size therefore never outstripping the available resources for the individual growth or they'd die, unlike that other vegetation at the top which seems to thrive in crowded conditions.

What"s Odd About This Picture?

The Boston Globe has a wonderful online series called the Big Picture which is their way of presenting news via photographs. A stunning post a week ago called Martian Skies showed a collection of pictures detailing the exploration of that planet from various NASA sources.

Now I've got a burning desire to answer a huge question these days.

There's something going on in our society that makes people take a look at something, whether it's a photograph or a video or even something right in front of their noses in real time experience, that they can't comprehend or grasp the true nature of.
My wife suggests it's like the Indians who first encountered Europeans sailing to the Americas, who came to the shore and looked out to sea and because they hadn't ever encountered sailing vessels, couldn't see the ships offshore. In that instance I believe the Indians could see the ships but didn't know what to make of them.

I think it's more to do with intent, in that if you're not looking for something then you just won't experience it. A lot, perhaps, like the classic brief online video experiment about people passing basketballs back and forth, and you're instructed to count how many times the players dressed in white pass the ball between themselves. Watch closely and count, you're only allowed to view it once.

White team pass count

14 or so passes, right?

Good eyes.

But did you see the woman in the gorilla suit walk by and wave at you?
Probably not, even though it was pretty incongruous and obvious on second viewing, because your intent was elsewhere.

I believe something fundamental in our psyches has been hijacked and our focus has been redirected to pay attention to whatever it is that the overlord manipulators want for us to concentrate on. Whether it's been the chemicals in municipal water supplies like fluoride and chlorine, or the heavy metal content in chemtrails, or mesmorizing influences of television, or some other insidious methods of control, we can't seem to see what we're looking at. Obvious things in plain sight or logically self evident just can't be grasped somehow. We've allowed others to tell us what we're experiencing, as if we've given up the ability to be able to figure it out for ourselves.
And just because our attention has been redirected doesn't mean that the reality of something doesn't still exist.
You're not witnessing truncheon wielding thugs beating the snot out of a black dude writhing on the ground.
You're not seeing an all out murderous invasion of the Branch Dividian church at Mt Carmel, Texas, as an FBI loudspeaker blares out: "We are not attacking you! This is not an attack!"
You will believe the Iraq invasion was all about Weapons of Mass Destruction.


Back to that Martian Skies collection of pictures. Now we've been told ad nauseum about that cold, dry, dead and barren world. Probably most people get their understanding of the planet Mars from incessant news reports of scientists keeping their fingers crossed that maybe, just maybe, they'll find water ice under the crust to analyze with their various landers. That perhaps billions of years ago there was a little moisture on the surface of the planet at one point, but it's all gone now, and they're searching for ancient evidence.

If you've come this far with me, I'd like you to open your mind and take a good look at the ninth picture down in that pictorial, on the right side, and tell me what you see alongside the Spirit rover's tracks.
And for that matter, take a look at this, um, puddle, that was photographed down in the rover's footprint about the same time the Opportunity's solar panel was mysteriously cleaned.
What's wrong with this picture?


Vacation Plans Just Changed

I thought Kuwait was really, really grateful, or were they just going along with the script?

Contaminated Kuwait sand lands in Idaho

"Nearly 80 rail cars containing 6,700 tons of contaminated sand from Gulf War I are being shipped by American Ecology Corp. to its hazardous waste disposal site near Grandview, 70 miles southeast of Boise. The sand arrived by ship at Longbeach, Washington on May 12. (...)

According to Major Doug Rokke (ret.), "Camp Doha blew up during summer and we had conventional munitions, DU, chemicals, biological weapons, tanks, artillery, fuel, all stored in preparation for gulf war II. A fire started and it all blew up leaving a real toxic mess. We [his team] wrote the clean up plan during winter 1992-1993 as no bid contract for Halliburton. We figure that with all of the medical problems the Kuwaiti government told DOD to finally get it out of Kuwait."

"Governor Otter claims that, "Dose rate measurements were taken on the surface of the container. Those measurements were between 12 and 14 microrem per hour (uRem/hr). Background from naturally-occurring sources in Idaho is 10 to 15 uRem/hr."

Uh, governor, if the radiation levels were just normal then why the hell send the shit halfway around the world?
Got a feeling something's wrong here, Idahoans?


Welcome Home Soldier - Now Shut Up

The Courage to Resist

"There are two kinds of courage in war - physical courage and moral courage. Physical courage is very common on the battlefield. Men and women on both sides risk their lives, place their own bodies in harm’s way. Moral courage, however, is quite rare. According to Chris Hedges, the brilliant New York Times war correspondent who survived wars in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, “I rarely saw moral courage. Moral courage is harder. It requires the bearer to walk away from the warm embrace of comradeship and denounce the myth of war as a fraud, to name it as an enterprise of death and immorality, to condemn himself, and those around him, as killers. It requires the bearer to become an outcast. There are times when taking a moral stance, perhaps the highest form of patriotism, means facing down the community, even the nation.”

"More and more U.S. soldiers and Marines, at great cost to their own careers and reputations, are speaking publicly about U.S. atrocities in Iraq, even about the cowardice of their own commanders, who send youth into atrocity-producing situations only to hide from the consequences of their own orders..."

There Is No Excuse To Not Not Vote

Our favorite chirpy morning hosts tell us how we can pretend to give a shit.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Parasite Sucks A Little Harder

US Congress approves Israel aid increase

"The US Congress has approved a 170 million dollar increase in security assistance to Israel as part of its new 10-year, 30 billion dollar defense aid commitment to the Jewish state.
The money for Israel was part of a larger supplemental spending bill that included 162 billion dollars for the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan. The legislation gained final approval in a 92-6 Senate vote late Thursday.
America's pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, welcomed the congressional action, saying it would increase US aid to Israel to 2.55 billion dollars in fiscal year 2009, up from 2.38 billion dollars this year."

That we know about.

Flooding Mississippi Breaks Levee, Heavy Rain Coming

Many levees rarely inspected

"Leopold and his department this year asked the Legislature for a $300,000 appropriation for dam and levee inspections, and other flood plain work. They got nothing."

McBush Lets The Cat Out Of The Bag

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Salad Bar Conspiracy

Fast food may have found the perfect way to cut costs.

Tomatoes: not coming back

"A notice posted on the door to my local McDonalds announced that it, as a corporation, "supports" the FDA's latest contamination scare regarding tomatoes and salmonella, and as a result they have "voluntarily" and "temporarily" stopped serving tomatoes on sandwiches that formerly contained them. This is "temporary" only in the same sense that all other earthly things are temporary. They will never return.

You may remember a year or so ago, when scallions vanished from the ingredient list at Taco Bell and salad bars across the land. Another bacterial scare was the stated reason. It turns out that scallions were not the cause of this alleged outbreak of food poisoning. Lettuce might have been. But lettuce is cheap, and a relative staple. Of course, the scallions have not returned.
Of course, when you go grocery shopping you will discover that as vegetables go, green onions are costly. They are limited in season, and therefore have to be shipped from all over the world or grown in greenhouses. A salad bar where diners are invited to eat their fill of green onions as freely as they could gorge on lettuce has a lower profit margin. Something had to be done. Voilà! E. Coli to the rescue!

Tomatoes are even more famous for the logistics of packing, storing, and ripening them. They, too, have a limited growing season. The firm, flavorless McDonalds tomato, specially bred to preserve its shape while being sliced thin, is a fairly high ticket item to produce. They are picked green, and reddened, not necessarily ripened, by exposure to ethylene gas.

A health scare involving tomatoes is good for the bottom line in a time of rising transportation costs. It helps accustom the customer base to the loss of a product feature liked by many. Their motives are literally unquestionable. After all, McDonalds is only looking out for your health."

added 6/27 - WELL now, maybe tomatos aren't the problem like we're told.

"WASHINGTON - As salmonella cases continue to climb, the government is checking if tainted tomatoes really are to blame for the record outbreak — or if the problem is with another ingredient, or a warehouse that is contaminating newly harvested tomatoes."

Better Than 50% Chance You Can Row A Boat To The North Pole This Summer

Global Climate Chaos

"It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year.
The disappearance of the Arctic sea ice, making it possible to reach the Pole sailing in a boat through open water, would be one of the most dramatic – and worrying – examples of the impact of global warming on the planet. Scientists say the ice at 90 degrees north may well have melted away by the summer.
"From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to be ice at the North Pole, not open water," said Mark Serreze of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado."

How CBS Responded To Lara Logan

Logan was on the Daily Show last week and delivered a gloves off and devastating condemnation of MSM Iraq news coverage.

STEWART: Do you watch the news that we’re watching?
STEWART: …in the United States? Do you see what we’re hearing about the war? So, we might actually know everything?
LOGAN: If I were to watch the news that you hear in the United States—I’d just blow my brains out because it would drive me nuts.

Her bosses at CBS started off the evening news the following day with 4 1/2 minutes about Tiger Woods' knee injury.
And in a move that seems like retribution for her comments, she won't be based overseas anymore.
Wow, curious timing. Rupert Murdoch's fecal rag the NY Post is jumping all over her supposedly steamy sex life. Looks like if you dare to criticize our news censors you better be prepared to get hammered.

"Don't you dare tell US how to filter the news."

Entire Washington Mob Uses The Constitution As Toilet Paper

Pelosi Says D.C. Could Continue Gun Regulation

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says that despite the Supreme Court decision to strike down its gun ban, the District of Columbia will still be able to regulate firearms.
"I think it still allows the District of Columbia to come forward with a law that’s less pervasive," Pelosi said at her weekly briefing Thursday. "I think the court left a lot of room to run in terms of concealed weapons and guns near schools."

The Speaker is a disgraceful traitor and should be removed. Her job that the american people overwhelmingly demanded from her as a public servant was to end the war crimes perpetrated by the current cabal, and she refused. The Bushistas have committed felonies without end and have violated their oaths of office and should have been impeached years ago, and she refused. Every time the criminal warmongers demand the people's money for their illegalities she hands it over without question. She's put Israel's interests before ours time and again.
Now this wretch has the gall to rush to a microphone and tell american citizens their rights under the constitution she swore to uphold are invalid, because she says so.

Comforting Thought Of The Day

Nuclear missiles could blow up 'like popcorn'

"A design flaw in Britain's nuclear arsenal means that warheads could set off a chain reaction "like popcorn" if they were accidentally dropped, according to Ministry of Defence documents.
More than 1,700 warheads are affected by the problem which would cause them to explode one after another, an effect known as "popcorning."

Worse Than Animal Farm

This along with one surveillance camera for every dozen people or so.

Britain's commuters have been allocated less space than the legal minimum for transporting farm animals, official figures show.

"Statistics provided by the Department for Transport show that passengers can be packed into carriages in conditions which would be regarded as unacceptable for goats, chickens, calves and sheep.
Some of the most crowded trains are already carrying 50 per cent more passengers than they were designed to and with demand for rail travel soaring, commuters' plight is set to get worse.
On some crowded trains passengers have even found themselves having to stand in toilets.

It has led to complaints that they are being forced to travel "cattle class".


Great Moments In Diplomacy

Sockpuppet, to visiting Filipino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo while her country reels from the ferry disaster that killed 800 people.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, it is a pleasure to welcome you back to the Oval Office. We have just had a very constructive dialogue. First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that -- in which there's a lot of Philippine-Americans. They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the -- of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House. (Laughter.)
PRESIDENT BUSH: And the chef is a great person and a really good cook, by the way, Madam President.

h/t HuffPo

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Why Weren't There Life Experiments Aboard Phoenix?

Apparently there aren't any on the latest Mars lander, just a water detection lab and chemical tests.
Seems funny that thirty years ago NASA was able to send equipment to the planet in a search for life, but with much more advanced technology now it wasn't considered, with scientists preferring to do chemical instead of biological experiments. The Viking probes returned results that seemed to indicate life but it's still a controversy, or maybe not.

But Tom Van Flandern on Coast to Coast tonight gave as good an explanation as any as to why the scientists didn't send state of the art life detection labs.
They didn't want to tell us they found life on Mars. It would have jeopordized a half dozen planned and funded future missions.
It's all about their job security, not science, and keeping us in the dark about mysteries they've found.

My personal view is that the planet is teeming with life and relics of ancient civilizations, and may have activity , a lot of it, below the surface. Actually there's plenty of evidence that the entire solar system is filled with wonder, and NASA's job is to keep it hidden from us.

ruins of a rectangular structure

1 1/2 mile tall tower on the moon

Explains The Term "Wood"

Man caught having sex with table gets 6 months

"BELLEVUE, OH -- Police say a man was arrested after admitting to, and being caught on DVD having sex with his picnic table repeatedly.
Investigators say they received a tip that Art Price Jr., 40, of 146 Brinker St. in Bellevue was having sex with a picnic table while outside on the deck."


"you bastards can't keep me from my girlfriend, Patty O'Furniture"

Clear Instance Of The Patriot Act Fraud Making Us Less Safe

Dam Inspection Data Withheld From Press Under Patriot Act

"NEW YORK News outlets seeking inspection and safety data on local dams, in light off the recent string of floods in the Midwest, have been stonewalled by government officials who have withheld such data as part of the Patriot Act, according to Investigative Reporters and Editors.
IRE Data Base Library Director Jeremy Milarsky, who oversees the group's handling of data requests from news organizations, said at least a dozen news outlets requested such background data on dam inspections from IRE in the last week. He said that is up from the usual three or four in any given year.
Such information, however, has been unavailable since 2002, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began rejecting such requests as part of a U.S. Patriot Act stipulation.
"Among other things, the data included when each dam was last inspected, whether there was an evacuation plan for the area, and whether there was populated area close to the dam that would be impacted," Milarsky said. "It is basically a list of dams with information about how safe the dams were."

The fascists invent the terrorist bogeyman to justify their torture loving police state, then withhold vital information about real threats to public safety because of their lies, meanwhile keeping the public unaware of how rotten the infrastructure is due to their war expenditure swindle.

Does anybody wonder why people cheer when they see the white house get blown up in the movie "Independence Day"?

You Choose - Scalia Is A 1. Total Idiot 2. Liar

Scalia Cites False Information in Habeas Corpus Dissent

"To bolster his argument that the Guantánamo detainees should be denied the right to prove their innocence in federal courts, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his dissent in Boumediene v. Bush: "At least 30 of those prisoners hitherto released from Guantánamo have returned to the battlefield." It turns out that statement is false.
According to a
new report by Seton Hall Law Center for Policy and Research, "The statistic was endorsed by a Senate Minority Report issued June 26, 2007, which cites a media outlet, CNN. CNN, in turn, named the DoD as its source. The '30' number, however, was corrected in a DoD press release issued in July 2007, and a DoD document submitted to the House Foreign Relations Committee on May 20, 2008 abandons the claim entirely."

The fascist operative who installed the Bushistas in 2000 very nearly removed the bedrock of our constitutional republic. By mouthing a known falsehood.

Nationwide Child Prostitution Bust Recalls A Similar, But Killed Story

345 arrested, kids rescued in prostitution busts

"WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution.
The Justice Department says it targeted 16 cities as part of its "Operation Cross Country" that caps off five years of similar stings nationwide.

The cities targeted in this week's sting are: Atlanta; Boston; Dallas; Detroit; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Oakland, Calif.; Phoenix; Reno, Nev.; Sacramento, Calif.; Tampa; Toledo, Ohio and Washington."

This is a sordid story that everyone with a conscience can agree is a disgusting situation that needed to be ended.
But about twenty years ago a similar bust occurred, with predatory vermin supplying children to homosexual child molesters, but the story was quickly covered up and hardly any people know it even happened. Why? The scumbags who got their jollies by using young children for their sexual pleasures were a bit highly placed in society, and although initially the scandal was reported in all the major east coast newspapers (this was pre internet), it was then completely spiked.


A bigger version can be read here.

Not only was enormous pressure put on all media outlets to kill the story, a documentary called "Conspiracy of Silence" was made about it that was supposed to air on the Discovery channel but was yanked at the last minute. This documentary exposed a secret network of religious leaders and republican politicians who had children flown to Washington D.C. for sex orgies. Soon after anonymous people bought the rights to the film and had almost all the copies destroyed. One poor copy survived and can be viewed below.

About the Video

The child sex procurer, a republican lobbyist named Craig J. Spence, was found dead in a hotel room and of course the coroner declared it a suicide. Just think back on the never ending string of repug politicians and so called preachers who have been outed as hypocritical swine just in the last few years and you can sense the depth of the problem. The rot emanates from the deeply sick, elitist plutocracy and the psychos are still very much active today. As a matter of fact, just like the phony "war on some drugs" where US muscle is used to corner the drug trafficking for the CIA, this latest child sex ring was probably busted to get rid of the competition. And we're only seeing it in public because it's a warning to others that the top players have a monopoly with their perversion.

Torture Device Weilding Police Claim Another One

The corpses keep piling up.

Tasered man dies in custody June 24, 2008

"A man died in custody after he was tasered by police following a confrontation near Simcoe, Ontario, yesterday morning.
Provincial police responded to a report of an "unwanted male" causing a disturbance near Fishers Glen Road in Norfolk County at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday.
Police said they found a "combative male" at the scene just east of Turkey Point and a taser was used on the man during the encounter. The man was taken into police custody and transported to the Simcoe provincial police detachment.
Police say the man collapsed when he arrived at the detachment. Officers administered first aid until an ambulance arrived. The man later died at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

U.S. Military Demands Bonus Money Back From Soldiers With Arms, Legs Blown Off

Jeez that's too bad, now pay up

"In some cases, the U.S. military has been denying wounded soldiers the full amount of their enlistment bonuses, under the rationale that the soldiers are unable to fulfill the full term of their service contract.
The policy came to light after Jordan Fox, who was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq and sent home three months early, received a letter asking him to repay $2,800 of his signing bonus. Fox had been hospitalized for several months, and still has an injured back and a blind right eye."I was just completely shocked," Fox said. "I couldn't believe I'd gotten a bill in the mail from the Army."
Upon signing up for military service, troops may receive up to $30,000 in signing bonuses. These bonuses are contingent upon fulfilling a specified term of service.
But according to CBS affiliate KDKA in Pittsburgh, the military has asked "thousands" of injured troops to return part of their bonuses.
In response to the KDKA report, a military spokesperson replied that the bill sent to Fox was a mistake."If you are ill or were injured while on duty, the Army will not ask you to repay any portion of your recruitment bonus," said Brig. Gen. Mike Tucker.
But the military has refused to comment on charges that thousands of soldiers have received letters similar to Fox's. In addition, the military has only specified that wounded soldiers will not be asked to repay any of their bonuses -- it has not promised to pay full bonuses to injured soldiers in cases where the bonus was not paid up front."

George Bush's America

Scuffles break out in line for Wis. food vouchers

"MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pushing and shoving broke out Monday among some of the 2,500 people hit hard by recent floods who lined up outside a county office in hopes of collecting free food vouchers.
Some residents told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they heard from friends or at food pantries that they could get free vouchers to replace food lost in recent floods and power outages. However, the Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center was only taking names for a state voucher program.
Scuffles began breaking out around 7 a.m. with people shoving, pushing, and taking a door off its hinges, bringing police in dozens of cars, authorities said. (...)

"The food crisis in Milwaukee — and throughout the United States — is worse than many of us have realized," Hines said in a statement. "We expect long lines for free food in Third World countries; we don't expect a line of 2,500 people waiting for food vouchers at the Marcia P. Coggs Center."

I've seen videos of some of these "relief efforts" and it's pathetic how disorganized and inhumane the process is. Now there could be disaster at any time, and there will be desperate/unruly people everywhere, but the criminal maladministration in this country has all but ensured that there will be chaos and cops instead of help when people are hurting.

L.A. seeing more people living out of their cars

"Amid the foreclosure crisis and the shaky economy, some California cities are seeing an increase in the number of people living out of their cars, vans or RVs.
Acting on complaints from homeowners, the Los Angeles City Council got tough earlier this year by forbidding nearly all overnight parking in residential neighborhoods such as South Brentwood."

Meanwhile, traitors in congress bend over and spread 'em when Dim Son demands more billions for his never ending mass murder spree.

Congress Approves $162 Billion Bill To Pay For War In Iraq, Afghanistan

Utilities cut off more customers who are behind on their bills

"We're seeing a record number of shutoffs," says Mark Wolfe, head of the National Energy Assistance Directors' Association, which represents programs that subsidize energy bills.
An NEADA survey this month shows 8% of four-member households earning $33,500 to $55,500 have had their power turned off for non-payment. "It's hitting people in the suburbs with two cars and two kids," Wolfe says."

But there's no shortage of our tax money to pour into Israel.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Michelle Obama Incessantly Hammered, McBush Gets A Pass

But you see, republicans are supposed to appear more patriotic than everyone else so unfortunate comments are conveniently disappeared.

"On March 13, 2008, FOX’s Sean Hannity interviewed John McCain for the full hour. The interview started with questions about McCain’s time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. At one point, this was said:

HANNITY: You spent two years of this five-and-a-half-year period in solitary confinement. What does that do to a person, to spend that much time in solitary confinement?

MCCAIN: I think it makes you a better person. Obviously, it makes you love America. I really didn't love America until I was deprived of her company."

Sometimes The Firemen Turn Out To Be The Arsonists

McCain adviser: Another attack on the U.S. ‘would be a big advantage’ for McCain

"Earlier this year, after former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was tragically assassinated, pundits speculated that the shocking attack may have benefited Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) politically. Now, McCain’s chief strategist, Charlie Black, tells Fortune that the “unfortunate event” of Bhutto’s death “helped us.” Asked if another terrorist attack on U.S. soil would help McCain as well, Black told Fortune that it would be “a big advantage to him“:

"The assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December was an “unfortunate event,” says Black. “But his knowledge and ability to talk about it reemphasized that this is the guy who’s ready to be Commander-in-Chief. And it helped us.” As would, Black concedes with startling candor after we raise the issue, another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. “Certainly it would be a big advantage to him,” says Black."

We turned the biggest, ugliest corner when we allowed ziofascist scum and their bootlicking stooges to take this country over. Authoritarians have always allowed things to happen and have nudged things to happen, but the current criminal cabal lives and breaths to manipulate and create the horror they pretend to save us from.

"When Benjamin Netanyahu, former prime minister of Israel and elite special forces member for the IDF, was asked what the 9/11 attacks meant for relations between the United States and Israel, he replied, "It's very good."

Gas Could Be At $2 A Gallon If Congress Acts

Because The Government Is Now The Problem, Don't Hold Your Breath

"WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The price of retail gasoline could fall by half, to around $2 a gallon, within 30 days of passage of a law to limit speculation in energy-futures markets, four energy analysts told Congress on Monday.
Testifying to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Michael Masters of Masters Capital Management said that the price of oil would quickly drop closer to its marginal cost of around $65 to $75 a barrel, about half the current $135.
Fadel Gheit of Oppenheimer & Co., Edward Krapels of Energy Security Analysis and Roger Diwan of PFC Energy Consultants agreed with Masters' assessment at a hearing on proposed legislation to limit speculation in futures markets.
Krapels said that it wouldn't even take 30 days to drive prices lower, as fund managers quickly liquidated their positions in futures markets.
"Record oil prices are inflated by speculation and not justified by market fundamentals," according to Gheit. "Based on supply and demand fundamentals, crude-oil prices should not be above $60 per barrel."

RIP George Carlin

Sunday, June 22, 2008

MSM Decides Our Expensive Criminality In Iraq And Afghanistan Isn't Newsworthy

Reporters say U.S. networks put wars on back burner

"According to data compiled by Andrew Tyndall, a television consultant who monitors the three network evening newscasts, coverage of Iraq has been "massively scaled back this year." Almost halfway into 2008, the three newscasts have shown 181 weekday minutes of Iraq coverage, compared with 1,157 minutes for all of 2007. The "CBS Evening News" has devoted the fewest minutes to Iraq, 51, versus 55 minutes on ABC's "World News" and 74 minutes on "NBC Nightly News." (The average evening newscast is 22 minutes long.)

CBS News no longer stations a single full-time correspondent in Iraq, where some 150,000 United States troops are deployed."

Reverend Ted Back In Satan's Warm, Loving Embrace

Pastor: Haggard has left 'restoration program'

"He was fired in 2006 as pastor of the 14,000-member church he established, after a former male prostitute alleged they had a cash-for-sex relationship. The man also said he saw Haggard use methamphetamine.
Haggard, who also stepped down as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, confessed to undisclosed "sexual immorality" and said he bought meth but didn't use it.
Haggard then moved to Phoenix with his family to begin what church leaders called a spiritual restoration program, which was expected to include counseling and prayer and last five years or longer. Boyd said Haggard asked to released from the restoration program in January and is no longer connected with New Life


Haggard is back in Colorado Springs in the same old house he and his beard lived in for years. So he's still a little gay and still a little married. I wonder if he's still a little attracted to meth?

Yes, I'm Sure We're About To Save A LOT Of Money

Commission on wartime funding is staffed - Independent Oversight Body Will Tackle Systemic Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

"...the Commission is charged with addressing the systemic problems associated with the federal government’s wartime-support, reconstruction, and private security contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan."

The House and Senate named four of the eight commissioners.
The white house named three of the remaining four.
One of the people the white house named? Dov S. Zakheim
Famous for "losing" $2,300,000,000,000, that's 2.3 trillion dollars, just prior to 9/11.

Two Little Examples Of Why We're Going Down

I visited the local cheapo Rite Aid© mart last week because I needed a watch. The sad thing is I'm hell on the things because my wrist is too active to have a piece of plastic tied to it and after several years of smashing it into car doors and such it's time for a new one.

The revolving selection was sparse but I settled on a Casio that had the one needed feature - a face light to see in the dark. Got around to sitting down this morning to try to program the little apparatus, and I mean little. The thing was a tiny computer that literally came with a book and my tired old eyes needed my reading glasses. It turned out that it was far too busy for my needs and since the main selling point was that it supposedly had a 10 year battery that only had 2 years left to it, the watch would have to go back to the store.

Looking at the Rite Aid© site I found that this store opened at 8:00 AM so I showed up at 8:15 to do my thing, only to be told that no, the site information was wrong and the store didn't really open until 9.

All right, meanwhile I'd go do the next thing on my list and shop at a local grocery store until 9.
When I got to the checkout, where in this store you bag your purchases yourself, I noticed a guy next to me putting all his items in those small plastic bags with handles. He was putting just a few things in each bag, just like the checkers inevitably do at Safeway© or Albertsons© or tens of thousands of other mindlessly wasteful food stores all over the country.

Now this dude was big and brawny yet had a cart full of these little bags. He happened to be parked next to me so when I pulled out and drove past the open hatchback of his SUV I saw what he had done with his bag collection.
It seems his vehicle had come with hooks attached to the back of the rear seat expressly for hanging little grocery bags from Safeway© type stores, no doubt to keep things from falling over.

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Maybe this is common knowledge but it was an eye opener to me. Vehicles are made in a way that actively encourages you to use those plastic bags with handles, with just one or two things inside. Billions are thrown in the trash and are dumped in bulging landfills or wind up adding to that swirling garbage pile out in the Pacific that's merely the size of, oh, the continental United States.


Back to Rite Aid©, when I went in to the "courtesy" desk the girl there told me she couldn't accept my returned watch. Why? There wasn't any money in the till yet. No problem says I, it was bought with a credit card and she could merely refund directly to the account.
She said she couldn't do that.
The machine was set up so that it wouldn't allow her to make a refund in any way, card purchase or not, until there was money in the till, .
A pucker faced manager came over to tell me all over again why I had to go away until later.
By the time I artfully explained to pucker face where Rite Aid should be inserted, she and her vapid little cashier suddenly remembered the probably common but avoided workaround that got me my refund. These two tried to suck me into their helpless, victim littered world where people were subservient to the System, and don't you forget it, buster.
I demanded a receipt.

Not Content With One Air Force, The Pentagon Adds Another

Subjugation is such hard work.

At Odds With Air Force, Army Adds Its Own Aviation Unit

"Ever since the Army lost its warplanes to a newly independent Air Force after World War II, soldiers have depended on the sister service for help from the sky, from bombing and strafing to transport and surveillance.
But the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have frayed the relationship, with Army officers making increasingly vocal complaints that the Air Force is not pulling its weight

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Israel Secretly Likes Iranian Nuts Better Than American Nuts

US envoy slams Israel over 'illegal importation of pistachios from Iran'

"The US and Israel are at odds about Iran’s “weapon”: Ten days ago, US Ambassador to Israel Richard H. Jones wrote a severe letter to Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On, with copies sent to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and two of his ministers.

In the letter, Jones accuses Israel of secretly trading with Iran and transferring foreign currency to the country, in direct violation of an Israeli law prohibiting trade with enemy states."


Israel is the world’s largest per capita consumer of pistachio nuts and therefore an important market – estimated at $20 million – for pistachio producers. Of the two largest producers of pistachios – the Unites States and Iran – only the US has duty free access to the Israeli market under our Free Trade Agreement…while Iran’s product is banned by Israel’s Trading with the Enemy Act."

"Every pistachio nut brings Iran another step closer to achieving nuclear capability."

Calling Your Enemy Fanciful Names Is Nothing New

Disarmed Enemy Forces = Enemy Combatants = Detainees = Mass Murder No Matter What The Fuck You Call Them

Eisenhower's Holocaust

"First, I want you to picture something in your mind. You are a German soldier who survived through the battles of World II. You were not really politically involved, and your parents were also indifferent to politics, but suddenly your education was interrupted and you were drafted into the German army and told where to fight. Now, in the Spring of 1945, you see that your country has been demolished by the Allies, your cities lie in ruins, and half of your family has been killed or is missing. Now, your unit is being surrounded, and it is finally time to surrender. The fact is, there is no other choice. It has been a long, cold winter. The German army rations have not been all that good, but you managed to survive. Spring came late that year, with weeks of cold rainy weather in demolished Europe. Your boots are tattered, your uniform is falling apart, and the stress of surrender and confusion lies ahead for you. Now, it is over, you must surrender or be shot. This is war and the real world.

You are taken as a German Prisoner of War into American hands. The Americans had 200 such Prisoner of War camps scattered across Germany. You are marched to a compound surrounded with barbed wire fences as far as the eye can see. Thousands upon thousands of your fellow German soldiers are already in this make‑shift corral. You see no evidence of a latrine and after three hours of marching through the mud of the spring rain, the comfort of a latrine is upper‑most in your mind. You are driven through the heavily guarded gate and find yourself free to move about, and you begin the futile search for the latrine.

No more time. You find a place and squat. First you were exhausted, then hungry, then fearful, and now; dirty. Hundreds more German prisoners are behind you, pushing you on, jamming you together and every one of them searching for the latrine as soon as they could do so. Now, late in the day, there is no space to even squat, much less sit down to rest your weary legs. None of the prisoners, you quickly learn, have had any food that day, in fact there was no food while in the American hands that any surviving prisoner can testify to. No one has eaten any food for weeks, and they are slowly starving and dying. But, they can't do this to us! There are the Geneva Convention rules for the treatment of Prisoners of War. There must be some mistake! Hope continues through the night, with no shelter from the cold, biting rain.

Your uniform is sopping wet, and formerly brave soldiers are weeping all around you, as buddy after buddy dies from the lack of food, water, sleep and shelter from the weather. After weeks of this, your own hope bleeds off into despair, and finally you actually begin to envy those who, having surrendered first manhood and then dignity, now also surrender life itself. More hopeless weeks go by. Finally, the last thing you remember is falling, unable to get up, and lying face down in the mud mixed with the excrement of those who have gone before.

Your body will be picked up long after it is cold, and taken to a special tent where your clothing is stripped off. So that you will be quickly forgotten, and never again identified, your dog‑tag is snipped in half and your body along with those of your fellow soldiers are covered with chemicals for rapid decomposition and buried. You were not one of the exceptions, for more than one million seven hundred thousand German Prisoners of War died from a deliberate policy of extermination by starvation, exposure, and disease, under direct orders of General Dwight David Eisenhower.

One month before the end of World War II, General Eisenhower issued special orders concerning the treatment of German Prisoners and specific in the language of those orders was this statement,

"Prison enclosures are to provide no shelter or other comforts."

Eisenhower biographer Stephen Ambrose, who was given access to the Eisenhower personal letters, states that he proposed to exterminate the entire German General Staff, thousands of people, after the war.

Eisenhower, in his personal letters, did not merely hate the Nazi Regime, and the few who imposed its will down from the top, but that HE HATED THE GERMAN PEOPLE AS A RACE. It was his personal intent to destroy as many of them as he could, and one way was to wipe out as many prisoners of war as possible.

Of course, that was illegal under International law, so he issued an order on March 10, 1945 and verified by his initials on a cable of that date, that German Prisoners of War be predesignated as "Disarmed Enemy Forces" called in these reports as DEF. He ordered that these Germans did not fall under the Geneva Rules, and were not to be fed or given any water or medical attention. The Swiss Red Cross was not to inspect the camps, for under the DEF classification, they had no such authority or jurisdiction.

Months after the war was officially over, Eisenhower's special German DEF camps were still in operation forcing the men into confinement, but denying that they were prisoners. As soon as the war was over, General George Patton simply turned his prisoners loose to fend for themselves and find their way home as best they could. Eisenhower was furious, and issued a specific order to Patton, to turn these men over to the DEF camps. Knowing Patton as we do from history, we know that these orders were largely ignored, and it may well be that Patton's untimely and curious death may have been a result of what he knew about these wretched Eisenhower DEF camps."

Ex-State Dept. official: Hundreds of detainees died in U.S. custody, at least 25 murdered. 6/18/2008

British Fascists Target Terror Trees

Nothing Escapes The Sickness

"Homeowners could have to pay a specialist to regularly examine their garden trees, under proposals for a new safety standard which could lead to thousands being felled.
The British standard for tree safety inspection would require tree-owners to conduct an annual "walk-by" inspection and get them checked by a "trained person" every three years.
A more rigorous and expensive "expert inspection" would then need to be carried out by a qualified arboriculturist every five years.
The British Standards Institution (BSI), which usually oversees building and engineering regulations, is behind the drive to make all trees which grow near public access areas subject to inspection. The plans are currently under public consultation."

Friday, June 20, 2008

No One In America Is Safe -- From The Government

A Totally Lawless Regime

"Think about this question: In the 21st century what regime is more lawless than the Bush Regime?
Everyone is entitled to his own answer. The only answer I can come up with is the Zimbabwe regime of Robert Mugabe. Voted out of power in the last election, the great man hasn’t left. Zimbabweans are going to have to vote again, and the great man has said that any vote that is not for him will be cancelled by a bullet.
Does anyone remember how determined the British and the Americans and everyone else was to turn Rhodesia over to Mugabe in order to save Rhodesia from the evil Ian Smith? What a fool everyone was.
But before we laugh at those fools, we had best laugh at ourselves, or cry.
It is now an incontrovertible fact, known all over the world, that George W. Bush and his regime lied through their teeth in order to launch wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq, and that the Bush regime is doing the same thing again in hopes of launching an attack on Iran.
There have been a number of memoirs from high ranking Bush appointees who cannot stand all the lies. Bush’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O’Neill, told us that an invasion of Iraq was on the agenda prior to 9/11. There is the leaked Downing Street Memo in which the head of British Intelligence told the British Prime Minister and his cabinet that the Americans have decided to attack Iraq and are creating the “intelligence” to justify the attack.
And now we have the White House’s own spokesman from 2003-2006, Scot McClellen, ratifying what we all already knew, that President Bush deceived us and led us into war based entirely on lies and fabrications, and that he, Scott McClellen, was deceived into issuing a false public denial that top Cheney aide Scooter Libby and White House operative Karl Rove were involved in committing a felony under US law by revealing the identity of a covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame.
As a consequence of Bush’s lies, there are a million dead Iraqis, mostly women and children, and four million displaced Iraqis, 4,100 dead American soldiers and tens of thousands of seriously wounded. No one knows how many dead in Afghanistan. And there is the ongoing Israeli slaughter of Palestinians and Lebanese that has fallen under the rubric of the “war on terror.”


"This has been one of the most extraordinary weeks in modern American history. The many isolated streams of evidence about the Bush Administration's torture system – and the direct responsibility of the Administration's highest officials for this vast crime – have now converged into a mighty flood: undeniable, unignorable, pouring through the halls of Congress and media newsrooms, lashing at the walls of the White House itself. In the course of the past few days, a series of events has laid bare the stinking sepsis at the heart of the Bush Regime for all to see."

Cops Invade House To Remind Guy To Lock Doors To Keep From Being Invaded

Why are these stories all sounding like they're from the Onion?

Lakeville police surprise sleeping man with 3 a.m. reminder to lock his doors

"Troy Molde awoke at 3 a.m. Thursday to police flashlights shining in his face. Two uniformed Lakeville officers were in his bedroom, knocking on the wall to wake him up.
They were there, they said, to warn him to keep his doors closed and locked

More "public service", this time in Iowa. Check out at the end how a homeowner gets treated who objects to cops busting into houses:

1/3 Of Inspected New Jersey Gas Stations Ripping Motorists Off

On top of price theft

" West Orange - As gas prices continue to set records in the Garden State, state officials have ticketed 350 gas station owners for ripping off motorists.

State weights and measures inspectors discovered pricing discrepancies, inaccurate octane ratings and equipment that was improperly calibrated during a recent three-day sweep of 1,023 gas stations in all 21 counties, according to state Attorney General Anne Milgram.

Dick Cheney On Drums

"9/11 Was an Inside Job"

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Michael Reagan Tries To Disappear His On Air Death Threat

Frantically trying to cover up his crime

His transcript from June 10:

"Excuse me folks, I'm going to say this. We ought to find the people who are doing this, take them out and shoot them. Really. You take them out, they are traitors to this country, and shoot them. You have a problem with that? Deal with it. You shoot them. You call them traitors, that's what they are, and you shoot them dead. I'll pay for the bullets.?
Reagan continued, "How about you take Mark Dice out and put him in the middle of a firing range. Tie him to a post, don't blindfold him, let it rip and have some fun with Mark Dice."

You Can't Have Him

McBush is dead meat, and this short little clip, in it's devastating effectiveness, proves it. The manipulators know it and all the polls show it. Obama has shown fealty to AIPAC and Israel and has made noises that he won't upset the apple cart but I think he's making them somewhat concerned, because he may be too much of an unknown entity for them. Unlike Clinton who automatically was declared the front runner in the beginning, and was supposed to grab the nomination.

So what are the overlords planning to do with this "election"? I think they have several options to make sure their filthy gains from the last eight years are secured:

They could just flip the election with their touch screen machines but with overwhelming support for Obama at this juncture it would be almost impossible to pull off.

They could pull the life support on McSame and substitute fresh faces at the last minute, guaranteeing massive media attention that would sideline Obama and re-energize the opposition, especially with a woman on the ticket.

Something untoward might happen to Obama.

False flag attack and war, with media pumping McBush's sudden spike in the polls.

The trick for them is to give the appearance of a close horse race so they could pull their usual election stealing stunts. Since it's impossible to do that now, they're going to have to do something drastic to change the current equation.

Your Bloated, Apparently Drugged Out Military

1000 nuclear weapons parts missing, Pentagon says

"The US military cannot locate hundreds of sensitive nuclear missile components, according to several government officials familiar with a Pentagon report on nuclear safeguards.
Robert Gates, US defence secretary, recently fired both the US Air Force chief of staff and air force secretary after an investigation blamed the air force for the inadvertent shipment of nuclear missile nose cones to Taiwan.
According to previously undisclosed details obtained by the FT, the investigation also concluded that the air force could not account for many sensitive components previously included in its nuclear inventory.
One official said the number of missing components was more than 1,000

Let's not forget these golden oldies:

190,000 U.S.-Funded Weapons Missing in Iraq

YouTube - 9/10/2001: Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon

"Reality" TV Shows Hit Rock Bottom, Keep Digging

College guys would definitely win this.

Vomit competition

"Maybe you thought reality TV hit the lowest of the low when "Fear Factor" contestants devoured cockroaches, or when gold diggers paraded their wares in hopes of marrying a millionaire, or when Tila Tequila got a second shot at "love" with 10 guys and 10 girls.

Those shows look like "Masterpiece Theater" compared to what's coming.
Take, for instance, "Hurl," an eating-and-regurgitating competition in which contestants gorge themselves on everything from chicken pot pies to peanut butter sandwiches, then get strapped into spinning contraptions -- whoever vomits last wins

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bush Says He Still Believes Iraq War Was The Fun Thing To Do

WASHINGTON—Despite harsh criticism from both sides of the political aisle, the U.S. populace, and former members of his own administration, President Bush once again defended his 2003 decision to invade Iraq, saying that, in the end, it was the fun thing to do.

"On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a difficult decision, an important decision, a decision between what was fun and what was wrong," Bush said during a speech before Pentagon officials Wednesday. "We could have backed down and allowed the terrorists to win. But instead, we stood up to the challenge before us, and we said, 'Bring it on—bring the good times on!'"

"Mark my words," Bush continued. "When the dust settles and the smoke clears, history will look back on the Iraq War as a total blast."


Real quote - "I must say, I'm a little envious," Bush said. "If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed."
"It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger."

How To Spread State Terror 101

They only hate us for our freedoms, you know

"Wikileaks has released a sensitive 219 page US military counterinsurgency manual. The manual, Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces (1994, 2004), may be critically described as "what we learned about running death squads and propping up corrupt government in Latin America and how to apply it to other places". Its contents are both history defining for Latin America and, given the continued role of US Special Forces in the suppression of insurgencies, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, history making.

The leaked manual, which has been verified with military sources, is the official US Special Forces doctrine for Foreign Internal Defense or FID.

FID operations are designed to prop up "friendly" governments facing popular revolution or guerilla insurgency. FID interventions are often covert or quasi-covert due to the unpopular nature of the governments being supported ("In formulating a realistic policy for the use of advisors, the commander must carefully gauge the psychological climate of the HN [Host Nation] and the United States.")

The manual directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control and restrictions on labor unions & political parties. It directly advocates warrantless searches, detainment without charge and (under varying circumstances) the suspension of habeas corpus. It directly advocates employing terrorists or prosecuting individuals for terrorism who are not terrorists, running false flag operations and concealing human rights abuses from journalists. And it repeatedly advocates the use of subterfuge and "psychological operations" (propaganda) to make these and other "population & resource control" measures more palatable."

Vendor At Texas Repug Convention Couldn't Give A Shit

But is sorry that his button was noticed by the "wrong" people


"Ain't nobody got a sense of humor no more?"

As the publicity caused embarrassment to the the state Republican Party, "Bubba" Joe Perkins reluctantly removed several other joke items from sale at his booth.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Republican Penchant For Rewarding Screw Ups And Failures


"Had he not been the son and grandson of admirals, there is scant chance he would have been admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Given his behavior patterns and academics, had he not been the son and grandson of admirals, there is little doubt he would have been thrown out. Instead, in 1958 he managed to graduate 894 out of 899. Had he not been the son and grandson of admirals, he is no chance he would have been accepted into the prestigious naval flight training program over far better qualified officers. On his way to becoming a North Vietnamese ace, the aviator lost 3 expensive aircraft on routine, non-combat flights. Little was made of all that, because he was, you know, the son and grandson of admirals.

McCain’s most horrendous loss occurred in 1967 on the USS Forrestal. Well, not horrendous for him. The starter motor switch on the A4E Skyhawk allowed fuel to pool in the engine. When the aircraft was “wet-started,” an impressive flame would shoot from the tail. It was one of the ways young hot-shots got their jollies. Investigators and survivors took the position that McCain deliberately wet-started to harass the F4 pilot directly behind him. The cook off launched an M34 Zuni rocket that tore through the Skyhawk’s fuel tank, released a thousand pound bomb, and ignited a fire that killed the pilot plus 167 men. Before the tally of dead and dying was complete, the son and grandson of admirals had been transferred to the USS Oriskany."

Notice how his handlers absolutely insist that he be smothered in flags since his hilarious Lime Green Monster?


BIG flag in Missouri

How The Iraq Swindle Really Works

Army Overseer Fired for Doing His Job

"WASHINGTON — The Army official who managed the Pentagon’s largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying more than $1 billion in questionable charges to KBR, the Houston-based company that has provided food, housing and other services to American troops.

The official, Charles M. Smith, was the senior civilian overseeing the multibillion-dollar contract with KBR during the first two years of the war. Speaking out for the first time, Mr. Smith said that he was forced from his job in 2004 after informing KBR officials that the Army would impose escalating financial penalties if they failed to improve their chaotic Iraqi operations.
Army auditors had determined that KBR lacked credible data or records for more than $1 billion in spending, so Mr. Smith refused to sign off on the payments to the company. “They had a gigantic amount of costs they couldn’t justify,” he said in an interview. “Ultimately, the money that was going to KBR was money being taken away from the troops, and I wasn’t going to do that.”
But he was suddenly replaced, he said, and his successors — after taking the unusual step of hiring an outside contractor to consider KBR’s claims — approved most of the payments he had tried to block."

KBR is formely Kellog, Brown and Root, which used to be a subsidiary of, yes, Halliburton.

Mossad Front Involved In Spying, 9/11, Got A Little Tip

You remember those Dancing Israelis, don't you?

"Sources said the FBI alert, known as a BOLO or "Be On Lookout," was sent out at 3:31 p.m.It read:"Vehicle possibly related to New York terrorist attack. White, 2000 Chevrolet vanwith 'Urban Moving Systems' sign on back seen at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, at the time of first impact of jetliner into World Trade Center."Three individuals with van were seen celebrating after initial impact and subsequent explosion. FBI Newark Field Office requests that, if the van is located, hold for prints and detain individuals."

The van was stopped and the men who were so jubilant about the burning skyscrapers in NY were taken into custody by the FBI.

"Sources said the van was stopped as it headed east on Route 3, between the Hackensack River bridge and the Sheraton hotel. As a precaution, police shut down Route 3 traffic in both directions after the stop and evacuated a small roadside motel near the Sheraton."

They were then deported to Israel where they went on TV declaring "Our purpose was to document the event."


The YouTube clip of them saying this was removed.
But don't worry about our little Israeli buddies, who laughed and took pictures of 3000 people being murdered while they danced on top of their van.
"The FBI seized and developed their photos, one of which shows Sivan Kurzberg flicking a cigarette lighter in front of the smouldering ruins in an apparently celebratory gesture."

Your tax dollars apparently helped Urban Moving Systems keep the party going back home.


Preparing To Crush Dissent In Denver

"The police are not here to create disorder. The police are here to preserve disorder." Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago 1968

Denver stocks up on pepper weapon

"Denver police are stocking up on guns that fire a pepper spray-like substance instead of bullets - a less-lethal weapon used to disperse crowds - in advance of the Democratic National Convention.
The department recently ordered 88 Mark IV launchers and projectiles at a cost "in the low six figures," the company that makes the weapons stated in a news release Monday.
The request was for delivery in advance of the DNC, according to Louisville- based Security With Advanced Technology Inc.
The convention, scheduled for Aug. 25 to 28 at the Pepsi Center, is expected to draw thousands of protesters to sites throughout Denver."

This will be a fascist's wet dream - thousands of concerned protesters gathering in one place to be used as guinea pigs for a multitude of high tech weaponry. The assembled throngs will be treated like an enemy to be manipulated and vanquished. Read the comments section and guess how many writers had hard ons at the thought of torturing the crowds.

Monday, June 16, 2008

That Somehow Elusive Martian Water

No signs of water yet from Mars lander

"In its first chemical analysis of soil from Mars' northern plains, NASA's Phoenix lander has turned up no evidence of water, scientists said Monday.
Still, researchers remained confident that the craft is in the right place to uncover veins of ice believed to lie only inches beneath the surface."

Mariner 9 picture

Mariner 9 again

Opportunity rover needed it's galoshes

Mystery Feet Keep A Comin'

Another human foot washes up on Canadian shore

"Yet another human foot has washed up along the British Columbia coast.
Police in southwestern British Columbia say a left foot was found partially submerged in water on Westham Island, south of Vancouver, Monday morning.
It's the fifth foot in less than a year that has washed up on shorelines along islands in British Columbia."

Of course there's that little news item about the US torture fleet.
You've got to wonder how many appendages aren't being found.

Dastardly Iranian Nuclear Bomb Secrets Posted Online!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Government's Hands Off Approach To It's Citizens' Needs

Looks like they're not even going to pretend this time.

FEMA: It’s Not About Floods, It’s About Martial Law

Indiana residents affected by Saturday’s flooding shouldn’t expect assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency any time soon, and perhaps not at all,” Michael Hampton writes for the Homeland Stupidity blog. If and when Gov. Mitch Daniels declares disaster, FEMA will "come to the rescue” by "setting up a phone number and web site for individuals to ask for assistance in the form of loans.” Short of a declaration and miles of red tape, Department of Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson told the Indy Star residents are basically on their own. Erickson said Hoosiers should “start the cleanup process and don’t wait for federal assistance at this point.”
Hampton adds: “You heard it straight from the FEMA spokesman’s mouth. Don’t wait for them. They might not even show up at all. Pray they don’t, or southern Indiana could wind up like New Orleans. Travel trailers, anyone?”
“In the current series of disasters,” writes
Jim Kirwan, “there are no [National Guard] troops here to help with evacuations, and the only help that FEMA is currently offering to victims of the Iowa flooding is: ’save all your receipts, because you’ll need to prove what it cost you if you want any help after this is over.”

McJekyll And McHyde

Fleshing out the story of McBush's collaboration with the Vietnamese while a prisoner of war.
It could be disgust with himself for turning into a snivelling sellout that's driven him mad.

"McCain is not some principled leader, not a maverick cowboy fighting the powerful. He’s a sycophant. He believes in nothing but power and will do anything to attain it. He explodes in anger when challenged because, when a criticism hits to close to home, it goes to straight his deep-seeded shame."
Cost of the War in Iraq
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