Sunday, August 31, 2008
Jeebus Calls Off Repug Party
A Few People Are Maybe Sure Cops Possibly Might Do The Right Thing In NO This Time
"NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than a week ago, at the first hint Gustav could be a threat to New Orleans, police Superintendent Warren Riley issued an unusual order — he gave all the city's 1,485 officers paid time off to get their families to safety.
It was a lesson learned from the bitter experience of Hurricane Katrina, when dozens of officers were roundly criticized for abandoning their posts as their colleagues and the citizens they were sworn to protect were left swamped, scared and at the mercy of lawlessness. Some were called cowards. Several dozen ended up being fired."
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Repugs In Turmoil
From my viewpoint the story is far more complex and interesting than what the spinmeisters and their whores in the media want us to believe. McCain has very little support. Hardly anyone is buying his candidacy because most people are fed up to the eyeballs with scumbag republicans and their blatant criminality. In a free and fair election McSame would be crushed for being tied at the hip with BushCo.
But we don't have free and fair elections. The electoral process is wildly corrupt and your vote simply doesn't matter. What campaigns are all about is public perception. The effort is to fool you into caring about a meaningless popularity contest to make you think your vote actually counts. What you're supposed to think is that the contest is neck and neck so when they flip the vote count with their filthy touch screen machines it won't seem too egregious.
So it's all really about public relations and the repugs seem to have truly screwed them up with Palin. I say seem because her selection might actually have been purposeful in a manner that's not so obvious.
Right away people were surprised at her designation. Apparently she truly sucked as a small town mayor just a couple of years ago. Choosing her just completely undercut all of McBush's accusations that Obama is too inexperienced for the presidency. It appeared the McCain camp could have chosen her as a gimmick to appeal to Hillary supporters. She's involved in a provincial squabble up in Alaska called "troopergate" where she's being investigated for having some guy fired because of family relations. Aside from gushy partisan hacks, a lot of media is excoriating her choice as VP nominee.
There's all that, and then there's this: Sarah Palin Faked Her Pregnancy
"Palin said she's already about seven months along, with the baby due to arrive in mid-May.
That the pregnancy is so advanced astonished all who heard the news. The governor, a runner who's always been trim, simply doesn't look pregnant.
Even close members of her staff said they only learned this week their boss was expecting."
According to the author it was her daughter who was pregnant and she tried to cover up this inconvenient fact by pretending the baby was hers. Lot's of circumstantial evidence, including oh so shrill defensive attacks from the kool ade drinkers because of these allegations, but could this woman be just another lying pol?
Apparently so. Palin's First Lie as VP Nominee
"Well that didn't take long. The first brazen lie of Sarah Palin's campaign as John McCain's VP nominee came just moments into her speech accepting his invitation to join the ticket."
It appears she's dissembling about her prior support for the Alaska Bridge to Nowhere, the very symbol of pork barrel politics and a national disgrace. If she can come out with a huge whopper right from the starting gate then she'll be a willing liar about other things.
So how did this person get chosen to be McSame's running mate? There's the official story where Lieberman was first on the list but was rejected because "the base would revolt", and the rest of the front runners were too "safe" for a raging maverick like Johnny Boy. Palin flew in, met McCain and she was selected just like that. All in a few hours.
But there's a huge problem with that scenario. It may have happened like that as far as McCain's concerned, but for very different reasons for other people. Political strategists are beyond extreme in manipulation and leave absolutely nothing to chance. Every possible choice would have been investigated for months to find out every detail in their lives, there would have been endless focus groups studied, computers would have chewed the data, you get the drift. All the incriminating things we've learned about Palin in the last twenty four hours woul have been known for a long time in those back rooms.
But we get a hint of what the real reason was to hang this albatross around McCain's neck in that ABC news blog above. It said this - "... lawyers reviewed her vetting information. They kept their activities from even some in McCain's most senior inner circle."
I'm thinking there's a war behind the scenes at Repug Central. I'm convinced the real movers and shakers there know for certain that John McCain's turd can't be polished enough to steal this election. There's no amount of lipstick that can be smeared on his pig to make his campaign pretty enough to make a win believable. They knew all about Ms Palin's insufficiencies and putting her on the ticket either is meant to get the old guy out of there, or it was Lieberman's camp making sure he'll be the one to replace her when she get's the axe. Because Lieberman has a few friends who have a special knack for winning.
Commit Mass Murder In Iran Or Your City Is Toast
"A nonprofit lobbying organization aimed at strengthening Israel's image in the media quietly ran ads during the Democratic National Convention in which Boulder, Colorado launches missile attacks on Denver, in an attempt to bolster support for Israeli action against Iran."
"The Boulder attack ad shows a map of Denver being hit by flaming missiles, then an image of Israel being hit by the same weapons. It then displays an image of Iran, followed by ominous missile launches, a photograph of a man with a black hood over his face, Iran's president, and a silhouetted traveler with a suitcase."
Friday, August 29, 2008
Fox's Steve Doocy Recognizes Expertise When He Sees It
Looks Like Louisianans Have Had Enough Of Mercenaries
"We just got a call from Devline Rossell, a charter captain based out of Venice, Louisiana. He was shopping in New Orleans to get some supplies before the arrival of Gustav (currently listed as a tropical storm that has left at least 22 dead in the Caribbean) and reported that the item most in demand was not food, clothing or shelter.
“I just left a sporting goods store and you would think that the number-one selling item would be plywood or potable water or gasoline right now,” he said. “Apparently it is AR-15s and .223 ammo. I watched at least 20 people buy AR-15s and cases of .223.”
Can’t say I’m surprised. After the nightmare that was Katrina I think it would be unwise for anyone to assume the state, local or federal government could guarantee his or her personal safety during a natural disaster. Of course, I think it is foolish to assume that under any circumstance.
The AR buying spree demonstrates that people don’t think of it as an “assault weapon” but rather an arm that is ideally suited for self-defense, which it is."
UK Police State Out Of Control
"The short-term lockups could hold prisoners for up to four hours where they would be finger-printed, photographed and have a DNA sample taken.
They would allow beat bobbies to remove offenders from circulation without spending too long off the street themselves.
Offenders held in the cells could then either be released with a fine, or referred for further action or charging."
"They also include measures that could see police able to question children without their parents or other relatives being present."
"Police will also be given extra powers to enter a suspect's home..."
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Cattle Prod News
MOBERLY - Stanley Harlan died after an early morning altercation with Moberly Police.
Moberly Police tasered the 23 year-old twice.
Police said Harlan was resisting arrest for suspicion of drunk driving when an officer tased him.
Police also said Harlan soon became unresponsive and died at Moberly Regional Medical Center around 2 a.m. (...)
Family members and witnesses said Harlan was tased twice, the second time while handcuffed, by police during a traffic stop. But Moberly Police said they tased Harlan once to stop his resisting arrest, and a second time briefly to finish handcuffing him.
Witnesses said after Harlan was tased twice by police officers, he was dragged to this curb where he lay awaiting help.
Harlan's mother, who said she witnessed the whole incident from her lawn, said her son was not resisting arrest.
"They said he was resisting arrest. Stan said no I'm not no I'm not. He was just standing there. The other officer yelled get the taser, get the taser," she said.
After the tasering, Harlan's mother said police saw there was something wrong.
"They pulled him up and said, 'Stanley, stand up, you're all right," said Athena Harlan.
Police said they called an ambulance, but witnesses said they paid more attention to Harlan's car than his condition.
Harlan's mother said police wouldn't allow her to perform CPR on her son at the scene, and another witness said they let him die in the gutter."
Vulnerable Soldier Billboards Too Artsy Fartsy For Repugs
"Visitors flying into the Twin Cities for the Republican National Convention were, up until last Friday, to be greeted upon arrival by the gigantic face of a U.S. soldier. New York–based artist Suzanne Opton photographed active-duty military personnel and arranged to have their faces appear on five billboards in Minneapolis and St. Paul. One, a 48-footer on Highway 5, was to be positioned at the intersection of Post Road just outside the international airport. But CBS Outdoor cancelled the contract, citing that they feared drivers might misinterpret their message.
In 2004 and 2005, Opton traveled to Fort Drum in her home state to photograph soldiers. “When I saw them on the news I couldn’t really see them,” she told me in a phone call today. “They’re so encumbered with gear you can’t see them.”
At the time, her son was of draft age, and getting to know around 90 military volunteers got her thinking: If her son was in the military, how would it change his life?
The billboards, part of her “Soldiers Billboard Project,” show soldiers facing the viewer, with their heads positioned on a table, as if at rest. The pose suggests vulnerability, a trait in direct opposition to public perceptions of those in the armed forces. “I wanted to turn the idea of a soldier on its head and look at them as vulnerable.”
“I wanted to look in the face of a young person who has seen something that has marked their lives,” she said. “Whether or not you can see that in the photograph is another matter.”
None a them pussyfied pretty boy pictures, hear me? Why, them boys look like theys dead fer crissake. What we need for the convention is HE-MAN pictures, yessir, MANLY poses, hear?
Defining The Problem Away
"But the numbers are misleading, said John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas-based think tank. Mr. Goodman, who helped craft Sen. John McCain's health care policy, said anyone with access to an emergency room effectively has insurance, albeit the government acts as the payer of last resort. (Hospital emergency rooms by law cannot turn away a patient in need of immediate care.)
"So I have a solution. And it will cost not one thin dime," Mr. Goodman said. "The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care.
"So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved."
“We’re an empire now, when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to study what we do."
People Are Just Fed Up With That War Whoring Stench
This is what she should get when mingling with the people she works for.
"Here in Denver this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been heckled by fellow Democrats nearly everywhere she goes. It's to the point that before a breakfast "conversation" this morning hosted by Politico and Yahoo News, the audience was warned that any disruptions or demonstrations would result in immediate ejection from the sunny rooftop event.
Hecklers are usually angry about Pelosi's failure to end the war in Iraq.
Elected on the promise to end the war, Pelosi and her Democrats have instead voted repeatedly to fund it until the next administration. Even more galling to the anti-war crowd is that there are even more troops in Iraq under Pelosi's Congress than there ever were during Republican Congresses.
House Democrats now have no less blood on their hands, activists say, than Republicans and the Bush administration.
Pelosi also endures heated criticism for a host of other failures, such as stalled domestic proposals and getting steamrolled on the domestic terrorist surveillance bill.
The most remarkable accomplishment of Pelosi's Congress is that she's managed to lead to current Congress to approval ratings that are even lower than President Bush's."
Repugs Cater To Their Trailer Trash Demographic
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. -- A $3 bill has both Democrats and Republicans talking. The controversial bill features Barack Obama wearing a headdress, propelling a widespread myth that he's Muslim. Some call it a joke, but not everyone's laughing. Carol Ronken is, in fact fuming over the bill which she found at the Evergreen State Fair's Republican Party booth."It's racist. It's disgusting," she said. On the bill the words "da man" are printed under his face, perpetuating the myth. Obama is, in fact, a Christian."
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Two Headed Baby Poses Many Questions
Well this is going to drive people crazy.
"The boy, named Kiron and weighing 12 lbs 1 oz, was born by Cesarean section on Monday at a clinic in Keshobpur, 85 miles from the capital, Dhaka.
But an estimated 150,000 people from the region descended on the clinic to try to catch sight of the boy so he was moved to a larger hospital. Police are now mounting a round-the-clock operation to protect him and his family from intrusion.
Dr Mohamad Abdul Bari, his mother's gynaecologist, said: "He has one stomach and he is eating normally with his two mouths. He has one genital organ and a full set of limbs.
"He was born from one embryo but there was a developmental anomaly."
The clinic had been unable to determine whether the baby had one or two sets of vital organs, Dr Bari said.
Kiron's life was not in immediate danger but he and his 22-year-old mother were moved to the hospital in the nearby city of Jessore city because of the large crowds that had gathered at the clinic, the doctor said."
This birth really opens a can of worms. If this infant survives it's very existence is going to upset a lot of apple carts in how we view a human being.
The article says that the baby is eating with both mouths so one of the heads isn't just a vestigial structure, although we don't know how developed everything is. If the infant in fact does have two functioning brains and lives to adulthood, the ethical, moral, legal, medical issues will be enormous. This isn't a calf or an amphibian, this is a human being, or two, that we'll have to deal with somehow.
Probably the biggest question is how one body can have two brains. How will the organism receive and understand muscular commands from two independent cerebrums? I think the answer would be that during development the brains would automatically learn to work in tandem with no wires crossed. It would have to learn to do that to survive, to move around in a coordinated manner. Can you imagine how close the two brains would become from that? And what would happen then to one of them if after development and growth the other one became sick and died and was removed? This is far different than simple conjoined twins sharing some flesh, the integration here is complete.
Is the body one entity, or two seperate people? If he/they sued someone would it be a class action suit? Vote once, or twice? Could the heads ever say, play chess, or would they be so close that they could read the opponent's moves while the other was thinking about them?
Religionists will have a very hard time with this phenomena, except maybe some who think physical abnormalities are a manifestation of godlike entities. Say the heads can be at odds over picking up a gun and shooting someone, but it happens. Are both guilty of a crime, and sin? But how can one head ever be absolved of guilt if there's only one body that commited a transgression? If christian, can one head go to heaven and the other straight to hell? If you believe in reincarnation is this a case of two souls incarnated in one body or could it be possible that one soul is experiencing two incarnations at the same time? One head muslim and the other a jew? It's mind boggling.
Think of the psychological mysteries that could be plumbed talking with this/these person/persons. How do they think? What do they think of each other? Do they cosider each other to be another person or just a more independent and animated portion of their own self, like a talking wart? Unfortunately I think the human organism isn't set up for this and the child won't have much chance, but what do I know? Humans have shown unbelievable capacity to survive and prosper under most unusual circumstances.
Look Out Below
"I have a bad feeling about what's about to happen. The Great Depression is the closest that comes to mind. I, like most, was not alive during the 1930s when it happened. Nonetheless, what once was feared in private is now being discussed in public. It's going to be bad. It's going to make high school seem like fun. (...)
In 2006, in an article published by the St Louis Federal Reserve Bank, Professor Laurence Kotlikoff stated the US was “technically bankrupt” as there was no way the US could pay the $65.9 trillion it owed.
Evidently, Professor Kotlikoff was conservative in his estimate or we're going downhill faster than he knew. Just three months ago, on May 28, 2008 Richard W. Fisher, President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank estimated the obligations of the US to be actually $99.2 trillion, 50 % higher than Kotlikoff's figures."
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Google Some Earth
"Google has becoming increasingly compliant to government requests to block purportedly sensitive information -- including images of Tibet, military installations and even a General Electric research plant -- according to a new report prepared by the Open Source Center for the Bush Administration's Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and reports circulated online about areas Google has blocked or blurred.The research report was not approved for public release but was leaked to Secrecy News (view pdf). It is prepared entirely on public information -- so called "open source" intelligence. But it paints a picture of an increasingly pliant global communications juggernaut, willing to do business with authoritarian regimes and US government agencies at the expense of transparency."
That mysterious object in the middle of Greenland, however, is still there.
added - Vanished Bases
"Diebold has admitted that their tabulator software, known as GEMS, and used all across the country, in at least 34 states, does not count votes correctly.
In fact, it actually loses votes, by not counting them at all, yet gives the system administrator no indication that the votes were not counted. Instead, it tells them that all votes have been counted correctly. This bug has been in Diebold's software --- where it remains to this day-- for years. Diebold has only admitted it now that it's been found by someone else and with the 2008 Presidential election less than 80 days away."
Microsoft To Add Porn Mode To Internet Explorer
"The most intriguing tool, and the one that has prompted the porn mode label, was called InPrivate Browsing by Microsoft. When enabled, IE8 will not save browsing and searching history, cookies, form data and passwords; it also will automatically clear the browser cache at the end of the session.
Other new tools will include InPrivate Blocking and InPrivate Subscription, which notifies users of third-party content that can track browsing history and subscribe to lists of sites to block, respectively. Microsoft will also tweak its existing "Delete Browsing History" by adding an option to preserve bookmarked sites' cookies even when all others are erased."
Johnny One Note
"On deflecting criticism about him not being able to remember how many houses he owns:
"This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years -- in prison,"
And later on explaining he hasn't always had 7 kitchen tables:
I spent some years without a kitchen table, without a chair...
For explaing why he couldn't have possibly cheated by hearing the questions at the Saddleback forum beforehand:
"The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous."
On explaining away cheating on his first wife with a woman 18 years younger than him:
“know that John McCain’s faith and character were tested and forged in ways few can fathom.”
On opposing universal healthcare:
[Edwards] noted that he'd always enjoyed government health benefits, McCain responded that he knows what it's like to get inadequate care -- ``from another government.'
On criticizing a museum dedicated to Woodstock:
McCain criticized Sen. Hillary Clinton for proposing funds for a museum celebrating Woodstock. He didn't know what there was to celebrate, he said, because he was "tied up" during the music festival.'
And even on explaining his musical tastes:
Explaining that his favorite song was "Dancing Queen" by ABBA, he offered that his knowledge of music "stopped evolving when his plane intercepted a surface-to-air missile." Dancing Queen, however, was produced in 1975, eight years after McCain's plane was shot down."
Hmm, there was one other guy who based his whole schtick on one event, wasn't there?
Fascist Vacation Packages
The Ultimate Mission To Israel
*Briefings by Mossad officials and commanders of the Shin Bet.
*Briefing by officers in the IDF Intelligence and Operations branches.
*Inside tour of the IAF unit who carries out targeted killings.
*Live exhibition of penetration raids in Arab territory.
*Observe a trial of Hamas terrorists in an IDF military court.
*First hand tours of the Lebanese front-line military positions and the Gaza border check-points.
*Inside tour of the controversial Security Fence and secret intelligence bases.
*Meeting Israel's Arab agents who infiltrate the terrorist groups and provide real-time intelligence."
Greetings from Guantanamo Bay ... and the sickest souvenir shop in the world
"The sands are white, the sea laps gently and crowds of bronzed Americans laze in the Caribbean sunshine.
They have a cinema, a golf course and, naturally, a gift shop stocked with mugs, jaunty T-shirts and racks of postcards showing perfect sunsets and bright green iguanas.
Only the barbed wire decoration, a recurring motif, hints at anything wrong.
Welcome to "Taliban Towers" at Guantanamo Bay, the most ghoulishly distasteful tourist destination on the planet.
As these astonishing mementoes show, the US authorities are promoting the world's most notorious prison camp as a cheap hideaway for American sunseekers, a revelation that has drawn international anger and condemnation.
Just yards from the shelves of specially branded mugs and cuddly toys, nearly 300 "enemy combatants" lie sweltering in a waking nightmare.
It is six years since foreign prisoners, many captured in Afghanistan, were first taken to this US-occupied corner of Cuba. Yet even now, no charges have been brought against them.
While the detainees lie incarcerated, visitors can windsurf, take boat trips and go fishing for grouper, tuna, red snapper and swordfish."
Sexy Sister Spectacle Suspended
"A priest has suspended an online pageant for nuns after his superiors mistakenly believed he planned to put them on the catwalk.
Father Antonio Rungi said he wanted nuns to highlight their 'spirituality, social awareness, charity and other qualities'.
But the priest, from the Passionists religious order, in Mondragone, southern Italy, added: 'It was interpreted as more of a physical thing. It was not at all my intention to put nuns on the catwalk."
Sister Bea Elsey Bubb sez no fun allowed, now go pray
Monday, August 25, 2008
Nuns vie for 'Miss Sister Italy' title
"ROME - The first beauty pageant for nuns debuts next month with the advent of "Miss Sister Italy", aimed at erasing a stereotype of nuns as being old and sad, a newspaper reported today.
"Nuns are above all women and beauty is a gift from God," priest Antonio Rungi of the southern Italian diocese of Modragone told the daily Corriere della Sera.
"This contest will be a way to show there isn't just the beauty we see on television but also a more discrete charm," he added.
Nuns wishing to participate in the contest should send their picture to Rungi, who will publish it on his blog. Internet surfers can then vote for their favourite nun online.
"You really think all nuns are old, stunted and sad? This isn't the case any more, thanks to the arrival in our country of young and vital nuns," notably from Africa and Latin America, Father Rungi added.
The idea of organising a beauty pageant had been pushed by the nuns themselves, he said, adding he expected roughly 1000 candidates.
"I hope the next (pageant) won't just take place online but that we can organise a real show that can take place during the Miss Italy contest," Rungi said."
the hidden side of penguins
Biden: That Sick Feeling When You Realize It's Hopeless
"A year ago, there was wide agreement in the US middle class that Bush and Cheney should be impeached, that the police state be rolled back, and that the Iraq war should be ended as soon as physically possible. Thanks largely to the advent of the vapid and messianic Obama, these issues have now been thoroughly deflated. Biden is himself an incurable warmonger who voted for the Iraq war and blathered ceaselessly in favor of Bush's aggressive adventure to all who would listen. Naming Biden is a brutal insult to the antiwar majority of the Democratic Party, and Obama is obviously hoping that the Iraq war issue is dead, so nobody will care. Last year, Obama promised that he would work against the mentality that produced Iraq; if anyone incarnates that mentality, it is Biden."
Biden: liar, cheat, and traitor
"Joseph Biden by his own words and actions has been a participant in bringing these united States of America into a one world order and for that, he is a traitor."
Biden: Mr Israel First
Biden: Mr. Drug War
"Biden has sponsored more damaging drug war legislation than any Democrat in Congress. Hate the way federal prosecutors use RICO laws to take aim at drug offenders? Thank Biden. How about the abomination that is federal asset forfeiture laws? Thank Biden. Think federal prosecutors have too much power in drug cases? Thank Biden. Think the title of a “Drug Czar” is sanctimonious and silly? Thank Biden"
"Barack Obama, that Presidential coquette who teased the world by not announcing his running mate for nearly two months, finally unveiled his vanilla, Vice Presidential bride, thus ultimately opting for a marriage of blandness, predictability and conciliation. Obama’s choice of Joe Biden, the 65 year old Senator from Delaware, now officially cements Obama’s ideological shift from a progressive message of “change” to a placating message of “more of the same…but better than that other guy, we swear!”
Biden: No Change and No Hope
"The first duty of any senator from Delaware is to do the bidding of the banks and large corporations which use the tiny state as a drop box and legal sanctuary. Biden has never failed his masters in this primary task. Find any bill that sticks it to the ordinary folk on behalf of the Money Power and you’ll likely detect Biden’s hand at work. The bankruptcy act of 2005 was just one sample. In concert with his fellow corporate serf, Senator Tom Carper, Biden blocked all efforts to hinder bankrupt corporations from fleeing from their real locations to the legal sanctuary of Delaware. Since Obama is himself a corporate serf and from day one in the US senate has been attentive to the same masters that employ Biden, the ticket is well balanced, the seesaw with Obama at one end and Biden at the other dead-level on the fulcrum of corporate capital."
Quick, Point To Transdniestria On A Map
Russia warns Moldova against "Georgian mistake
"SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned ex-Soviet Moldova on Monday against repeating Georgia's mistake of trying to use force to seize back control of a breakaway region.
Russia sent peacekeepers to Moldova in the early 1990s to end a conflict between Chisinau and its breakaway Transdniestria region and is trying to mediate a deal between the two sides.
Transdniestria, one of a number of "frozen conflicts" on the territory of the former Soviet Union, mirrored the standoff between Georgia and its rebel regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia until they erupted in war earlier this month.
Russia sent troops to Georgia to crush Tbilisi's military push into South Ossetia and Moscow says Georgia has now lost the chance of ever re-integrating the breakaway provinces."
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Underclass Gives Up On America
"The weakened US dollar has fallen out of favor with organized crime groups to pay for drug shipments or to settle scores, a Canadian government report said Friday.
And if the greenback continues its slide in 2008, as expected, more and more criminals are likely to exchange euros for illicit goods, said Criminal Intelligence Service Canada in its annual report."
Illegal Immigrants Returning to Mexico in Record Numbers
"Illegal immigrants are returning home to Mexico in numbers not seen for decades — and the Mexican government may have to deal with a crush on its social services and lower wages once the immigrants arrive."
Faux Gets Exactly The Reaction It Wanted
More Harsh Reality Behind The Shiny Bauble
China should never have been awarded the summer olympics.
Millions forfeit water to Olympic Games - Farmers in Baoding face ruin from a man-made drought
"THOUSANDS of Chinese farmers face ruin because their water has been cut off to guarantee supplies to the Olympics in Beijing, and officials are now trying to cover up a grotesque scandal of blunders, lies and repression.
In the capital, foreign dignitaries have admired millions of flowers in bloom and lush, well-watered greens around its famous sights. But just 90 minutes south by train, peasants are hacking at the dry earth as their crops wilt, their money runs out and the work of generations gives way to despair, debt and, in a few cases, suicide.
In between these two Chinas stands a cordon of roadblocks and hundreds of security agents deployed to make sure that the one never sees the other.
The water scandal is a parable of what can happen when a demanding global event is awarded to a poor agricultural nation run by a dictatorship; and the irony is that none of it has turned out to be necessary."
Two Cockroaches Race To US Presidency
"This presidential race was no contest: John McCain sped to the finish while Barack Obama was reluctant to leave the starting point.
John McCain it is
Of course there's no guarantee giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches will predict the real result in November.
The roach race Thursday was part of the New Jersey Pest Management Association's annual clinic and trade show.
Organizers liken the race's prediction success to that of Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, when lore says the rodent can predict how long winter weather will last depending on whether he sees his shadow.
The Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa), also known as Hissing roach or simply Hisser, is one of the largest species of cockroach, reaching 2-3 inches at maturity. They are from the island of Madagascar off the African coast, where they can be found in rotting logs."
Saturday, August 23, 2008
McBush Dissing Workers
This tired and sick fellow needs to be put in a home.
Well You See, It's More Work
Ever More Phoniness
"As if only faking fireworks, a singer, and a piano wasn’t enough, Beijing one-upped itself in its quest for fakery fame with its latest falsification: an entire building.
In an attempt to “clean up” the city for the Olympics and to put on its best appearance, Beijing tore down dilapidated buildings and repainted old ones. But for one construction site in Beijing’s Wangfujing, one of China’s premier shopping districts, the only thing that could have “fixed” the site was to put up huge boards that mimicked walls of a building outside the site’s construction frame.
Landor’s Ray Allen, who is living in China, discovered the phony building and wrote about his experience on his blog, noting that the “building” is actually “a computer illustration, printed on vinyl film, glued to panels and attached on the unfinished concrete skeleton of an eight-story building.”
Palestinians Win A Symbolic Victory
"Despite an Israel Defense Forces plan to halt boats bearing left-wing activists on their way to Gaza, the government decided to permit the boats to reach Gaza shores in order to avoid a public relations disaster. Senior political sources in Jerusalem said that the fact that Israel allowed the boats to reach Gaza "took the wind out of the sails of the left-wing activists who were seeking to create a provocation."
Several discussions were held last week on this matter. At the time, the IDF raised the idea of forcibly preventing the boats from reaching Gaza. The army officers suggested stopping the boats at sea and towing them to the Ashdod port for inspection, where the activists on board would be detained for interrogation.
However, after further consultation, it was decided on Friday to avoid a confrontation and to allow the boats to reach the Gaza Strip. In the wake of that decision, urgent directives were sent to Israel's embassies around the world regarding the stance they should take concerning this event."
"Haaretz has learned that before the boats sailed, Israel attempted dialogue with the organizers."
Boats in Cyprus pass inspection for Gaza protest 8/20/8
"The two wooden sailboats have passed a safety inspection, Cyprus' Merchant Shipping Director Serghios Serghiou said."
"London-based Palestinian activist Osama Qashoo, 27, said he has received several death threats in recent days, including three by phone on Wednesday.
He said one unidentified individual called to ask "how do you wish to die", while similar calls had been made to his family's West Bank home."
Friday, August 22, 2008
Competence Of Plucky Little Allies May Now Be Questioned
Georgian forces with military secrets blunder into Russian hands
"An elite group of Georgian special forces drove into the "Russian-occupied" Poti on 5 U.S. military Hummers this week. The vehicles were carrying explosives, firearms and top-secret satellite technology — the pride of NATO generals.
The Russian military learned the special forces were approaching the city long before their arrival. Their movement was detected by satellite and reports had been received from local Georgians angered by Saakashvili's recent military actions.
According to Russian officials, they didn't expect that a key unit of Georgian intelligence trained by top NATO specialists would drive directly into their hands. The Georgian officers were overtaken without causalities.
"We knew there was a lot of negligence going on in the Georgian army, but not to this degree," one well-known, highly-positioned Russian general told me, who didn't want to reveal he is currently stationed in Georgia."
"It's likely NATO will have to re-encode their entire military and space system after the operation, which will be costly."
French Tillman Case?
French troops 'killed by Nato jets'
" Reports that 10 French soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan after being mistakenly attacked by Nato aircraft are to be "looked into," officials for the military alliance have said.
France's Le Monde newspaper quoted French soldiers who had survived the ambush near Kabul on Monday saying they were hit in a "friendly fire" incident.
The soldiers told the newspaper they waited for four hours for back-up after being ambushed.
But when Nato planes finally arrived they hit French troops after missing their target, the newspaper quoted the soldiers as saying.
A Nato official said on Wednesday: "I have nothing substantive to confirm or deny this particular suggestion."
Hate The Big, Bad Russkies Much?
In hindsight it seems like the sudden, insane slaughter of the Russian peacekeepers and South Ossetian grandmothers was meant to create the intense Russian response. Two weeks ago the sudden chain of events were overwhelmingly rapid, but right from the start the question of why Georgia would ever pull such an astoundingly stupid maneuver stuck in my craw. Over the days since it became more clear that both the US and Israel had prepped the disfunctional tool Saakashvili and his inept military to pull that stunt. In fact, they were guided every step of the way by imbedded ziofascist advisors.
So what happened in the media right after the few days of Georgian slaughter and the ferocious response? Two things from my point of view, a blunt, overwhelming propaganda campaign to restart the cold war and a sly but familiar explanation for that.
Let me ask a question. Over the years everybody in this country, even the most Foxified mouthbreathers, knows the Bushistas as inept, bungling, mistake prone boobs, right? It's been a constant refrain since Dim Son took office in 2000. Intelligence on Iraq was faulty so what could they do? Golly it was such a surprise when 9/11 happened. Gosh they tried so hard when Katrina happened. Follow the common thread here?
So when this manufactured Georgian war erupted there was plenty of evidence to try, convict and hang the real perpetrators. Anybody who's been paying attention knows who really pulled the strings to start the Caucasus crisis, and it wasn't the tie eating puppet who was installed by the CIA a few years ago. Even the vile MSM didn't try to finger the Georgians for abruptly precipitating the crisis because THAT part of the drama was conveniently swept uder the rug for people who only read the headlines. Just about all the analysis that has examined the Bushista involvement with Georgia concentrated on how much of a stupid blunder it was to sic their proxy forces on the South Ossetians. How the Russians came out in a much stronger position because of US mistakes. My my, who could EVER have thought that there would be such a powerful and decisive reaction to leveling Tskhinvali and killing the peacekeepers?
See common thread above.
Two weeks later we can see the method behind the madness. The fascists always do things for overlapping reasons and it's like peeling an onion and going through layer after layer. It seems the hapless Georgians were set up for a fall which neatly explains the nagging question of why they poked an angry bear. The perpetrators conveniently skipped town before the patsies did their masters' bidding."Mistakes" the Bushistas made with their client state Georgia did wonders to finally get their missiles placed in Poland. As referred to above, for the vast majority of dull witted americans, all they know is that Russia invaded a country on it's border. Since day one of this mess the fecal corporate media with it's loyal brownshirts has been mercilessly hammering the Russians, our new/old Villain du jour, with a non stop propaganda marketing crusade to restart the cold war. After all, there's money to be made.
and hulking, belching Russian women
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Michael Phelps Returns To His Tank At Sea World
"ORLANDO—Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist and SeaWorld main attraction Michael Phelps returned to his seven-million-gallon water tank Wednesday to resume his normal schedule of performing in six shows a day for marine park crowds every day of the week.
Phelps, the 6'4", 200-pound aquatic mammal, and the first ever SeaWorld swimmer to be raised in captivity by foster swimmers (Mark Spitz and Dara Torres), was recaptured by trainer Bob Bowman in a hoop net baited with an entire Dutch apple pie following Phelps' final Olympic event last Sunday."
Twilight Of The Psychopaths
"Behind the apparent insanity of contemporary history, is the actual insanity of psychopaths fighting to preserve their disproportionate power. And as that power grows ever-more-threatened, the psychopaths grow ever-more-desperate. We are witnessing the apotheosis of the overworld-the criminal syndicate or overlapping set of syndicates that lurks above ordinary society and law just as the underworld lurks below it. In 9/11 and the 9/11 wars, we are seeing the final desperate power-grab or "endgame" (Alex Jones) of brutal, cunning gangs of CIA drug-runners and President-killers; money-laundering international bankers and their hit-men, economic and otherwise; corrupt military contractors and gung-ho generals; corporate predators and their political enablers; brainwashers and mind-rapists euphemistically known as psy-ops experts and PR specialists-in short, the whole sick crew of certifiable psychopaths running our so- called civilization. And they are running scared. It was their terror of losing control that they projected onto the rest of us by blowing up the Twin Towers and inciting temporary psychopathic terror-rage in the American public.
Why does the pathocracy fear it is losing control? Because it is threatened by the spread of knowledge. The greatest fear of any psychopath is of being found out."
You Will "Believe" Your Way Into The New World Order
The Illuminati’s Council on Foreign Relations has enlisted the services of evangelicals to marshall tens of millions of evangelical Christians in a global crusade to convert humanity to the New Global Spirituality.
Council on Foreign Relations Builds a Global Spirituality of Acquiescence
"For the first time in the almost 100-year history of the CFR, evangelical leaders have been elevated to elite status as members of the exclusive globalist secret society. Their charge is to bring over 100 million Americans who are thought to be religious conservatives into the fold of the Illuminati and into the Big Tent of the emerging Zionist Global Order.
Rick Warren, called "America's Pastor" by the Illuminist-controlled media, has over 100,000 churches and pastors signed up in allegiance to his New Age Purpose-Driven Movement. Richard Land, meanwhile, is heard on over 600 radio stations and is a featured speaker at Southern Baptist conclaves."
"The CFR elite have assigned their religious stooge, Mr. Warren, the task of bringing Africa and many of the world's Muslims into the fold of Illuminism. Warren was recently trained by the CFR's neo-con Jews in residence at the Bush White House and was sent forth to Syria where he cuddled up with that nation's Moslem brotherhood and leadership.
Warren was also chosen by Jewish Zionist billionaire Rupert Murdoch to be given a full hour of praise in a special report entitled, "Can Rick Warren Change the World?" This video documentary, aired on Murdoch's neo-con Jew network, Fox-TV News, was a puff piece lauding Warren's ministry and especially his propagandistic African crusades."
Clergy Response Teams:
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Plus the Obama campaign already owns OBAMASEBELIUS.com and "the ‘hidden’ registration will turn into a website after the announcement."
White House Priorities
"CRAWFORD, Texas (AFP) — The White House on Tuesday demanded that Moscow return any US equipment its forces seized in Georgia, amid reports Russian troops grabbed some US military vehicles. (...)
Russian forces in Georgia seized five Humvees (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) that either belong or had belonged to the US military from the port of Poti, witnesses said."
Halliburton Whistleblowers Expose Massive Fraud In Iraq
"In testimony submitted to members of Congress, one truck driver explained in detail how taxpayers were billed for empty trucks driven up and down Iraq and how $85,000 vehicles were abandoned for lack of spare tires."
Tropical Storm Fay Mysteriously Gains Strength Over Land
Fay gets stronger over Florida
Tropical Storm Fay's stamina has hurricane forecasters shaking their heads in amazement
"Tropical Storm Fay rolled ashore in southwest Florida on Tuesday morning short of hurricane strength -- but it mysteriously gained strength throughout the day as it headed over land, bringing heavy rain, high wind and tornadoes.Despite rolling up the state, the storm actually increased its wind strength by 5 mph and formed a well-defined eye wall. It's now forecast to reach hurricane strength on Wednesday off the coast of Daytona Beach."
Long Lost Relatives Of The Rich And Famous
"The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi. Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender. "No-one knows who I am," he told the magazine, before claiming: "I live here on less than a dollar a month." "He told the magazine: "I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist."
Embarrassed by his penury, he said that he does not does not mention his famous half-brother in conversation. "If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed," he said. For ten years George Obama lived rough. However he now hopes to try to sort his life out by starting a course at a local technical college.
He has only met his famous older brother twice - once when he was just five and the last time in 2006 when Senator Obama was on a tour of East Africa and visited Nairobi."
Cindy McCain's Forgotten Half Sister
"When Cindy McCain talks about growing up, she usually refers to herself as an "only child" - a phrase that ignores the existence of her half sisters. "It's terribly painful," Kathleen Hensley Portalski said yesterday. "It is as if she is the 'real' daughter. I am also a real daughter."
Portalski and McCain are both children of the late Jim Hensley, the Arizona businessman who founded one of the largest beer distributorships in the nation. Kathleen, 65, is the product of Hensley's first marriage in the 1930s to Mary Jeanne Parks. Hensley divorced Parks for Marguerite "Smitty" Johnson, whom he met at a West Virginia hospital in World War II and married in 1945. Cindy was born nine years later.
But there's more: Cindy McCain has another half sister. Before her marriage to Hensley, Johnson had a daughter, Dixie Burd, by a previous relationship. Burd, who is much older than Cindy, could not be reached for comment."
Phony "Terror" War Jumps The Shark
A long time ago.
This is a commercial pilot, for fuck's sake, can you understand what that means? The "terror" war is a total lie.
"HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A commercial airline pilot and convert to Islam who says his name is on the U.S. government's secret terrorist watch list has fought back, filing a federal lawsuit against the Homeland Security Department and various other federal agencies.
Erich Scherfen says unless his name is removed from the list, he faces losing not only his job but the ability to make a living in his chosen profession. (...)
A New Jersey native, Scherfen, 37, said he believes his name was placed on a watch list because he converted to Islam in 1994 - even though he is a Gulf War combat veteran. Both he and his Pakistan-born wife, who is also a Muslim, said they have no criminal records or ties to terrorists.
In their lawsuit, the couple said they have been repeatedly subjected to searches, questioning and detention at airports and border crossings since 2006. Ticket agents and others have made vague references to their names being on lists, but there was no clear explanation for the extra scrutiny."
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I Would Have Thought Blue
"To test this idea, the researchers showed 42 experienced tae kwon do referees video clips of sparring rounds of five different male competitors of similar abilities. First they were shown the original videos, with one opponent in red gear, the other in blue; then, they were shown the same clips digitally altered so that the colors were reversed (the refs were unaware of the color switch).
On the whole, competitors in red scored an average of 13 percent more points than their opponents in blue. Athletes who started out in blue were awarded more points when they later appeared in red, and those who started out in red received fewer points when in blue.
The study’s findings are detailed in the August issue of the journal Psychological Science."
America's Prison Planet Dreams
"Reports that U.S. and Iraqi government jails hold nearly 100,000 prisoners most of them languishing there without trial and proof of wrong doing are appalling.
Most arrests in Iraq whether by U.S. or Iraqi troops are arbitrary, carried out with little or no evidence.
The U.S. was most vociferous in its condemnation of the former regime for its arbitrary and summary arrests and inhuman conditions of its prisons.
But for many Iraqis this so-called 'beacon of democracy’ has even surpassed Saddam Hussein in human rights violations.
U.S. troops can do almost everything with impunity in Iraq. They have the right to seize any one in the country merely on suspicion of 'terror’ which no authority in the world can define what it really means.
And to provide enough room for its Iraqi suspects, the U.S. has built numerous prisons in the country – perhaps its only post-war reconstruction feat."
Sunnis Protest Baghdad's "Prison Wall"
"Residents of a Sunni enclave of Baghdad demonstrated and shouted slogans yesterday against a newly built wall sealing off their neighborhood from the rest of the city.
About 2,000 people marched through al-Adhamiyah in east Baghdad carrying banners saying that their district was being turned into "a big prison".
Jails 'R Us
"The number of people behind bars not only dwarfs America's historical incarceration rates; it defies international comparisons as well. While America has about 5% of the world's population, almost one in four persons incarcerated worldwide are incarcerated in the US."
Police get ready to welcome Denver visitors
"In Denver, police are preparing what a local political organizer calls a 'concentration camp,' laying in wait for mass arrests anticipated during the upcoming Democratic National Convention."
Monday, August 18, 2008
Vicious Israeli Siege To Be Tested
Nobody knows how the Israelis will act on this. They've called them "pirate ships" attempting to aid a "terrorist" regime and have vowed to stop them. Our bestest little buddy in the middle east is deathly afraid of two little ships bringing balloons and hearing aids for children because of the dangerous precedent it would set. The racist Israelis are intending that nothing will ease the misery of one and a half million people living in the worlds largest open air prison, and will stop these boats from delivering any hope that their suffering will end.
You can say almost for certainty that the boats won't be fired upon, even though the organizers were treated with death threats for weeks. The reason is that military action against one of them will bring up that little incident in 1967 when the Israelis tried their best to sink a US intelligence ship called the USS Liberty and blame it on Arabs. 34 american sailers were murdered and 174 more were wounded, and I guarantee the zionists don't want that to be brought up in the media.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Fire That Cold War Up, YeeHah
"When it comes to determining the true thrust and implication of world events, the old adage is still valid: "Follow the money."
The lust for long green is not the sole determinant of state policies, of course. For example, there are also the psychosexual anxieties of blustering elites, the soul-corroding pathology of political ambition, the ignorance and arrogance of the powerful and the privileged, the herd instinct that can drive whole populations into self-deluding frenzies of nationalistic fervor -- all kinds of factors in the mix.
But money is never not in the center of things. (...)
And now, the war machine is pretty much the only thing left. It has eaten all our seed corn, and must keep prowling constantly in foreign lands to feast on the resources of others. So war and the ever-present threat of war will continue to be the driving forces of American policy, at home and abroad, both in the public and private sectors – because that's where the money is. Big money, gargantuan money, money out the wazoo. And what's more, it's free money – because most of it comes from the taxpayers, through insider sweetheart deals that very often guarantee profits for the crony contractor. No muss, no fuss, no risk – just gravy."
Next Crisis In The Works?
"BRUSSELS, August 15 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow intends to send an official request to Kiev to identify Ukrainian diplomatic license plates discovered by Russian intelligence officers at a Georgian military base, Russia's NATO envoy said Friday. (...)
Col.-Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn, deputy chef of Russia's General Staff, reported earlier in the day that Russian reconnaissance officers in Abkhazia had spotted a large number of cars with license plates of Ukrainian diplomats."
This Will Be Known As The Phony Olympics
I happened to watch the women's marathon yesterday and I swear there was a cop every 50 feet along the entire route. Perhaps they were there to make sure the bussed in "spectators" waved their flags vigorously enough for the cameras.
Can anyone imagine the damage to that little girl who cut the best rendition of "Hymn to the Motherland" but was booted from the program and told she was too ugly? If anyone else didn't think the things I did after hearing that and seeing the sweet little singer, I haven't heard about it. Of course the authoritarian thugs started early with this switcheroo, leveling vast swaths of crowded Beijing because they looked a little too "chinee" to foreigners.
Gushing comments about the opening spectacle left me perplexed. What little I saw of that hoopla actually made me laugh at it's pretentious stupidity; maybe rigorously choreographed march of the robots and a guy swinging around on a wire really wows some people. Even the fireworks turned out to be phony. (added - and performers had to wait 6-7 hours to get to a bathroom so they were forced to wear diapers)
All right, all modern day olympics are corrupted by politics and they've all lost the true meaning of sporting competition. Host cities go overboard with pompous spectacle and this is all to be expected. China really wanted to enter the big leagues and put a big sloppy dose of lipstick on this pig, even telling the city's residents to stifle age old habits for a few weeks.
But the Chinese manipulators went one huge step too far. If I'm not mistaken the games are for people's enjoyment to watch the best athletes in the world compete against each other. But paranoia trumped common sense and the spirit of the entire event when they restricted the amount of people in each venue:
"The mystery of the half-filled stands at many events at the 2008 Olympic Games has been solved, according to Chinese internet users, who say it is the result of a policy to prevent the gathering of large and possibly uncontrollable crowds.
They claim ticket sales to the public were secretly restricted. Blocks of tickets went to government departments, Communist party officials or state-owned companies, which have quietly obeyed orders not to hand them out. (...)
At some football matches in the northern city of Shenyang, only a third of the seats were taken. Even some gymnastics finals, ( edit - where some of the Chinese contestants were obviously pre-pubescent, in violation of the rules) usually one of the biggest attractions on the programme, were not sold out.
Nobody seems to have explained it to the International Olympic Committee, which is baffled by the empty seats, or to the sponsors, who are disappointed."
The fascists couldn't even trust people enough to go and see the competitions they tried so hard to bring to them. It winds up they didn't give a shit about the athletes or the spectators or the spirit of the games, it was all about them. And it's all a fake.
Yet One More 9/11 Coincidence
In 1999;s "The Matrix", probably when Neo was taken downtown by the agents, his personal information is in a book on the table. Someone took a screen shot, flipped it and enlaged his passport. It's expiration date is, well, you know.
Considering the theme of the movie, that's even better than my previous favorite Black Tuesday film coincidence, with revolution as it's subject.
In 2000's "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson, he's in his barn at the start of the flick putting the finishing touches on a rocking chair he just made. At one point he hangs it on a scale to weigh it and intones "nine pounds, eleven ounces".
Then he sits on it and it falls to pieces under him.
Or are these coincidences?
Saturday, August 16, 2008
The Tie Eating Drama Queen Stooge
Saakashvili is so nervous getting his marching orders he munches his clothing.
The Georgian's Shitty Little "War"
"There are no military installations in the city of Tskhinvali. In fact, there are no military targets at all. It is an industrial center consisting of lumber mills, manufacturing plants and residential areas. It is also the home to 30,000 South Ossetians. When Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili ordered the city to be bombed by warplanes and shelled by heavy artillery last Thursday, he knew that he would be killing hundreds of civilians in their homes and neighborhoods. But he ordered the bombing anyway.
There was no "Battle of Tskhinvali"; that's another fiction. A battle implies that there is an opposing force that is resisting or fighting back. That's not the case here. The Georgian army entered the city unopposed; after all, how can unarmed civilians stop armed units. Most of the townspeople had already fled across the border into Russia or hid in their basements while the tanks and armored vehicles rumbled bye firing at anything that moved.
What took place in South Ossetia last Thursday, was not an invasion or a siege; it was a massacre. The people had no way to defend themselves against a fully-equiped modern army. It was a war crime.
In less than 24 hours, the Russian army was deployed to the war zone where it chased the Georgian army away without a fight. Journalist Michael Binyon put it like this, "The attack was short, sharp and deadly---enough to send the Georgians fleeing in humiliating panic." Indeed, the Georgians left in such haste that many of their weapons were left behind. It was a complete rout; another black-eye for the US and Israeli advisers who trained the clatter of thugs they call the Georgian army. Soon vendors on the streets of Tskhinvali will be hawking weapons that were left behind with a mocking sign: "Georgia Army M-16; Never used, dropped once."
By the time the army was driven out, the downtown area was in engulfed in flames and the bodies of those who had been killed by sniper-fire were strewn along the streets and sidewalks. Many of people who stayed behind were simply too old or infirm to leave. Instead, they huddled in their basements waiting for the shelling to stop. It was a bloodbath. The city's only hospital was deliberately targeted and destroyed; another war crime.
By day's end, over 2,000 people were killed in an operation that was clearly engineered with the assistance of the Bush White House. Bush regards Saakashvilli as his main client in the region; they are friends. He is America's cat's paw in the Caucasus. Saakashvilli's assignment is to try to get Putin to overreact militarily and demonstrate to European allies that Russia still poses a threat to their national security. Fortunately, many Europeans see through the ruse and know that the trouble originates in Washington. For the most part, Americans are still in the dark about what really happened last weekend. There's a great video circulating on the Internet by a Russian citizen that has been living in USA for the last 10 years. He sums up the role of the US media with great precision. He says, "The western media--especially CNN--is feeding you complete horseshit. Russia did not invade Georgia first." The youtube can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c26Q-qxDEA
The coverage of the western media has been abysmal. Nearly every article and TV news segment begins with accusations of Russian aggression concealing the fact that the Georgian Army bombarded and invaded the capital of South Ossetia one full day before the first Russian even tank crossed the border. By the time the Russians arrived, the city was already in a shambles and thousands were dead.
These facts are not in dispute by those who followed the developments as they took place. Now the media is revising the facts to manage public perceptions, just as they did with the fictional WMD in Iraq. Many people think that the media learned its lesson after they were exposed for using bogus information in the lead up to the war in Iraq. But that is not true. The corporate media--especially FOX News, CNN and PBS (the smug, liberal-sounding channel)---continue to operate like the propaganda arm of the Pentagon. Its disgraceful."
In all my years I've never seen a propaganda blitz like what we're forced to ingest now. I was going to post about it with dozens of examples of patently absurd and misleading headlines but just gave up at the hopelessness of it. The laughably foolish lying hypocrisy is simply breathtaking.
The purpose of sending the Georgians to do this apparently was to re-ignite the cold war in no uncertain terms. We saw a transfer of power a few months ago from petty criminals to the real movers and shakers who are presently exposed as going for the gold medal of global hegemony. Iran? It's become a seemingly inconsequential blip on the horizon, because it's now nuclear, baby. The only two countries capable of thwarting the psychotic ziofascists from their delusion of total control are Russia and China. Mind manipulation is in high gear right now to re-establish the Russian Menace, and the provocations have only just begun. It's just speculation at this point whether the rest of the world will buy this shit but american mouthbreathers are being overwhelmed with it.
We ARE the most brainwashed society on the face of the earth.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Atheist De-Baptism Ceremony
Some people are overcome by freedom from superstition.
Straight Talk American Express
"As the general election approaches, the demand for on time travel payment is as important as ever. The campaign expects an increase in the level of travel with the conclusion of the Republican National Convention and believes this will reflect on your organization in the form of increased weekly travel costs. To ensure your staff can travel with the campaign during the election cycle, we kindly ask you to raise the credit limit on your corporate and personal credit cards due to these increased costs.
"We believe a fifty thousand dollar monthly credit line per person is a safe estimate of what to expect in the coming months. This estimate includes air and ground travel plus any miscellaneous costs that may arise throughout the week (food, power, internet, etc.)."
Needless to say, there will be no reporters from this newspaper tagging along with the McCain campaign any time soon."
BBC Virtually Crows That Russia Is Unfairly Smeared
"The Bush administration appears to be trying to turn a failed military operation by Georgia into a successful diplomatic operation against Russia.
It is doing so by presenting the Russian actions as aggression and playing down the Georgian attack into South Ossetia on 7 August, which triggered the Russian operation."
Rather than being a part of the problem and staying on the fence as far as the truth is concerned, the BBC should root out the facts and expose the media whores that are lying to the public. That would be a much bigger story than claiming "Wow. Russia doesn't know how to play the game."
So what if the Russians aren't veteran media manipulators. Why should anyone have to sell the truth, as if the truth only exists in the way you market it? The facts are stark and extremely damaging to the fascist murderers. The western media is totally corrupted and filled with brownshirts and propaganda puppets who dance to the fascist tunes. Expose the liars.
added - like this lying propagandist - Russian bombs' message is 'this is for America'
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Trend Continues
China's General Secretary Replaced By More Photogenic Stand-In
"Beijing, CN | The Communist Party of China today introduced the man who will stand in for General Secretary Hu Jintao at all future public appearances. The less-attractive elder statesman will be replaced by 24-year-old professional underwear model Zheng Li Luo.
A statement from the National People's Congress explained the substitution is in the best national interest of China: "We must put the country first and project the right image. Our ruthless totalitarian dictators must appear to be flawless."
Truly, the McBush campaign is a grotesque train wreck.
Without the funny:
added - Forget McSame's whiny protests about Obama's popularity, James Dobson is actually doing something about it!
"Last week, however, Focus unveiled a new video, asking politically-conservative Christians to pray for rain on Aug. 28, in order to disrupt Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Shepard called for “abundant rain, torrential rain … flood-advisory rain.” He adds, “I’m talking about umbrella-ain’t-gonna-help-you rain … swamp-the-intersections rain.”
The Worst Job In The World
"ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A leading al Qaida commander, reputed to be number three in the terrorist group, is thought to have been killed after several days of fierce fighting in Pakistan's northwest fringe, a clash that's pushing the country toward war with the extremists."
2/1/08 CIA kills top al Qaeda terrorist in Pakistan
"...al-Libi is "not far below the importance of the top two al Qaeda leaders" -- Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri."
5/5/05 Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3'
3/1/03 Al-Qaeda's #3 Captured
12/5/05 Missile Strike Kills Al Qaeda #3
9/28/07 Al Qaeda in Iraq # 3 killed
1/31/08 Al-Qaeda's #3: Killed Again
And you probably don't want a promotion.
Eighty Percent Of Al-Qaeda No. 2s Now Dead
Concentration Camp Ready For Denver Protestors
"CBS4 News has learned if mass arrests happen at the Democratic Convention, those taken into custody will be jailed in a warehouse owned by the City of Denver. Investigator Rick Sallinger discovered the location and managed to get inside for a look. The newly created lockup is on the northeast side of Denver. Protesters have already given this place a name: "Gitmo on the Platte." Inside are dozens are metal cages. They are made out of chain link fence material and topped by rolls of barbed wire."
"Each of the fenced areas is about 5 yards by 5 yards and there is a lock on the door. A sign on the wall reads "Warning! Electric stun devices used in this facility."
Lone Gunman In Dallas, The US Never Tortures, And Larry Craig's Wide Stance
"THE US denied a Russian suggestion today that US military trainers were linked to a Georgian attack on South Ossetia and that some of them may have been killed."
"At least 127 American military instructors were in Georgia at the beginning of the conflict. There were joint training sessions that happened right before the start of the conflict," Dmitry Rogozin said."
"If we need to do DNA tests, we will do it," he said."
Pentagon Was Defenseless On 9/11, Intelligence Sucked About Iraq, And He Never Inhaled
"US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice privately warned Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to avoid a conflict with Russia during her trip to Tbilisi in July, The New York Times reported Wednesday."
Why You Should Just Believe Everything You're Told
"LONDON - Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham, has a new skyline — only it belongs to its Alabama namesake.
Birmingham City Council distributed 720,000 leaflets that praised residents for exceeding recycling targets, carrying a message that read: "Thank You Birmingham." The message appeared stamped across a photograph of the city's skyline. But the photo was not of Birmingham, England, but of Birmingham, Alabama."
So, maybe we should think Georgia is the same as Georgia?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
War With Russia, Anyone?
Russia's obliteration of Georgia's military and subsequent occupation of the region seems to be a challenge that the fascists want to use to start WW3. Lots of people have tried to figure out why they sent their thug Saakashvili on a criminal rampage in South Ossetia. Was it to start a prolonged dirty little war right on Russia's border? A feint while Iran was attacked? Or was it done to deliberately initiate a major conflagration, which fast moving events appear to substantiate?
Today we're learning that the Bushistas are about to flood Georgia with aid, brought in by the US military. Knowing the duplicitous nature of this filthy regime one should expect that most, if not all of it will be emergency military aid for the beaten up Georgian forces. It's already public knowledge that Israel hasn't stopped delivering military material like it's been alleged.
'Israeli military aid still flowing in' - "Saakashvili said he is aware of problems with supplying the pilotless drones that his army ordered from Israeli companies, but not of the stopping of any other shipments of military aid."
Even though he's just another tinhorn punk installed by his fascist mentors in Washington, all along Saakashvili has seemed pretty smug that his masters would come to his aid. Just today he blurted out that "The Pentagon is readying to take over airports and ports in the former Soviet republic of Georgia."
If this tool is correct then it appears american forces will be set to clash with the Russian military because it doesn't appear that there's much of a ceasefire in the country. A half dozen Georgian coast guard ships were sunk in the military port of Poti. Reports have it that Russian columns are streaming across the border and are pouring deep into Georgia. Putin is no fool, and not to take advantage of his strong position to dispose of a regime with ziofascist sympathies right next to Mother Russia would be a big mistake. This is the hairy edge of brinkmanship like we haven't seen in a long time. If our fascists wanted all out war with a superpower that has the muscle and resolve to fight back then it looks like their time has come.
Because it appears that we may already be there.
Russian Troops Report US And Israeli Soldiers Killed In Georgian War
"According to staff officers accompanying Colonel-General Anatoly Nogovitsyn returning from the battlefront, at least 7 foreign fighters identified as American and Israel soldiers have been found among the rubble of the now freed, but destroyed, capital city of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali.
The 3 dead American soldiers, these reports state, were identified by their uniform patches as belonging to the United States 173 Airborne Brigade assigned to the US’ Southern European Command, and who just a few weeks ago were airlifted to Georgia for what was described as a ‘war game’ exercise with Georgian Military Forces preparing for their unprovoked attack upon the Russian peoples of South Ossetia."