Saturday, March 31, 2012

At Some Point, Cops Are Going To Be Shot On Sight

Keep this shit up assholes, and it's guaranteed.
Is that what you all think other citizens are, hostiles?
You know, the old westerns had it right. What did John Wayne say from his final film?

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
- John Wayne in The Shootist"

Outgunned Syria Terrorists Turn To Empire's Ordnance

Outgunned Syria rebels turn to homemade bombs

"IDLIB, Syria — Scattered around the house that Abu Nadim once shared with his wife and five children are hints of its former existence: a SpongeBob SquarePants pillow, a baby's crib, a woman's purse.

Now the four-room home is a bomb-making workshop.

Bags of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, containers of peroxide and acetone and powdered aluminum cover the floor, along with boxes of wires, PVC pipes, computer parts and cigarette ash, as if someone had wandered through without thought for an ashtray.

Abu Nadim, 42, has a teddy-bear face and a left hand that's wrapped in blue fabric and missing three fingers, casualties of a grenade experiment that went awry. He holds his cigarette between thumb and stub.

Once it became clear that the lightly armed rebels who are fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad were no match for tanks, the taxi driver, like others, turned to bomb-making videos made by Palestinians, Lebanese and Afghans.

He sent his family to live with his brother-in-law and started making bombs.

When the armed resistance began, the rebels envisioned their revolution as an iteration of the Libyan model: a steady, if slow, battle to the capital backed by foreign military support. But in the absence of weapons, foreign aid and an organized defense, more and more it appears to be following a different model of insurgency, predicated on bombings and kidnappings.

"We used to see people in other countries put on suicide vests and blow themselves up; now we understand it comes as a result of oppression and torture and killing," said Abu Nadim, whose home is in the village of Bennish. "If the situation continues like this and no one helps us, then it is possible that the young men will turn to suicide bombings."

Sweet Jeebus, it's all made up.

Guaranteed Fun Tonight On Coast

In 1988 I was flipping around the dial in bed up in the NW and happened on a station from Las Vegas called KDWN. There was this guy called Art Bell who was interviewing someone about secrets concerning UFOs and things that go bump in the night. I got hooked at the time, and eventually Art Bell's program got syndicated all over the country. It helps of course that AM stations benefit at night from what's known as the nighttime skip that boosts reception sometimes for thousands of miles. Where I currently am, I can switch between KFI out of Los Angeles, KKOB from Albuquerque to KOA emanating from Denver. Art Bell's gone, fortunately, because two much better hosts took over on the weekends - George Knapp and John Wells.

The guest on Coast to Coast tonight? John Lear, the same guy that I heard years ago, who I'm sure will be talking about things that are never touched by MSM. This guy's one of the really good ones, He won't disappoint.

Supposed "Altruistic News" Interrupts GIs Pissing On Dead Afghans

At this point I don't buy any shit the pentagon hands us. Nothing. And neither should anyone else.
It's a lie factory.

Good Deeds in Afghanistan Interrupt the Grim Narrative

"KABUL, Afghanistan — The story of Specialist Dennis Weichel could easily serve as a counternarrative to the gruesome account of the American soldier charged with 17 counts of murder in Kandahar on March 11.

Specialist Weichel, who was 29, was killed while rescuing an Afghan child, but more than a week after that event the military here has yet to officially confirm what happened. Indeed, the initial details of the episode in northeastern Laghman Province came not from military officials but from Afghan civilians and then fellow soldiers and friends in the United States.

After months of what has seemed like a relentless series of episodes of soldiers behaving badly, from Koran burnings to massacres, the military was almost reluctant to trumpet its good deeds, not only in the Weichel case, but in another recent case where soldiers saved the life of a Taliban insurgent’s son.

On March 22, Specialist Weichel, an Army National Guardsman from Rhode Island, was riding in a convoy that was just leaving a firing range when he jumped from his vehicle to help clear a group of children out of the way. The children were trying to collect the brass shell casings at the range to sell for scrap metal. Afghan witnesses said that when a 10-year-old Afghan boy darted under a vehicle, Specialist Weichel climbed under and pushed him to safety. Then the huge vehicle ran over Specialist Weichel, killing him."

The Ancients Always Attempted To Warn Us

a stone tablet in Aneyoshi, Japan, warns residents not to build homes below it. hundreds of these so-called tsunami stones, some more than six centuries old, dot the coast of Japan.

Tsunami Warnings, Written in Stone

"ANEYOSHI, Japan — The stone tablet has stood on this forested hillside since before they were born, but the villagers have faithfully obeyed the stark warning carved on its weathered face: “Do not build your homes below this point!”

Residents say this injunction from their ancestors kept their tiny village of 11 households safely out of reach of the deadly tsunami last month that wiped out hundreds of miles of Japanese coast and rose to record heights near here. The waves stopped just 300 feet below the stone.

“They knew the horrors of tsunamis, so they erected that stone to warn us,” said Tamishige Kimura, 64, the village leader of Aneyoshi.

Hundreds of so-called tsunami stones, some more than six centuries old, dot the coast of Japan, silent testimony to the past destruction that these lethal waves have frequented upon this earthquake-prone nation. But modern Japan, confident that advanced technology and higher seawalls would protect vulnerable areas, came to forget or ignore these ancient warnings, dooming it to repeat bitter experiences when the recent tsunami struck.

“The tsunami stones are warnings across generations, telling descendants to avoid the same suffering of their ancestors,” said Itoko Kitahara, a specialist in the history of natural disasters at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. “Some places heeded these lessons of the past, but many didn’t.”

The flat stones, some as tall as 10 feet, are a common sight along Japan’s northeastern shore, which bore the brunt of the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that left almost 29,000 people dead or missing.

While some are so old that the characters are worn away, most were erected about a century ago after two deadly tsunamis here, including one in 1896 that killed 22,000 people. Many carry simple warnings to drop everything and seek higher ground after a strong earthquake. Others provide grim reminders of the waves’ destructive force by listing past death tolls or marking mass graves.

Some stones were swept away by last month’s tsunami, which scientists say was the largest to strike Japan since the Jogan earthquake in 869, whose waves left sand deposits miles inland.

Aneyoshi’s tsunami stone is the only one that specifically tells where to build houses. But many of the region’s names also seem to indicate places safely out of the waves’ reach, like Nokoriya, or Valley of Survivors, and Namiwake, or Wave’s Edge, a spot three miles from the ocean that scholars say marks the farthest reach of a tsunami in 1611.

Local scholars said only a handful of villages like Aneyoshi heeded these old warnings by keeping their houses safely on high ground. More commonly, the stones and other warnings were disregarded as coastal towns grew in the boom years after World War II. Even communities that had moved to high ground eventually relocated to the seaside to be nearer their boats and nets"

I firmly believe that our ancestors have tried to make us aware of dangers in this physical existence that they experienced themselves by leaving clues that we have to interpret.

Somewhere around eleven to twelve thousand years ago some swift, gigantic catastrophe happened that finally brought the last ice age to an end. To many contemporary scholars it wrote the death knell to a worldwide advanced civilization that existed at the time and societies around the earth still have myths and legends of floods and disasters that exist to this day.
It was so traumatic an experience that humankind was just about wiped out and survivors stumbled through the ruinous devastation for thousands of years - remnants of flooded coastal cities are found all over the world.

Joseph Campbell wisely understood that our ancestors realized that their languages and inferences would have no relevance to future generations so they couched their understanding and warnings in myth and metaphor, things that would last the test of time, be passed down, and could be understood many, many generations later after old tongues came and went.

A researcher named Dr Paul Laviolette postulates that recurring, massive storms emanating from our galaxy's center periodically overwhelm our solar system, making the sun go non linear, creating havoc, and probably was the catalyst that ended the last ice age and raised sea levels by hundreds of feet. Possibly spawning all those flood myths.
When the ancients looked at the night sky and connected the dots to form constellations they might have imagined figures in all kinds of ways. What's striking about Sagittarius the archer is that he's drawing a bead from his bow directly at the center of our galaxy, as if it's some sort of message with great meaning.
"Sagittarius, the Archer carefully takes aim with his bow and arrow directly at the center of the galaxy or as the ancients called it the, Eye of Isis, fountain of creation. This awesome gravitational vortex could be known as the Sun of our Sun. It’s size is potentially a mass of 4 million Suns with a huge black hole in it’s center. It is in a direct line with the Archer’s arrow in the sky between Sagittarius and Gemini."

What's interesting is that modern architects do the same thing. There's a star map built into Hoover dam to let future earthlings know when the dam was built, because who can tell how long current languages are going to last.
There are also plans to speak to our descendents way into the future about buried nuclear waste:
"Giant, jagged earthwork berms should surround the area. Dozens of granite message walls or kiosks, each 25 feet high, might present graphic images of human faces contorted with horror, terror, or pain (the inspiration here is Edvard Munch's Scream) as well as text in English, Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, Arabic, and Navajo explaining what's buried. This variety of languages, as Charles Piller remarked in a 2006 Los Angeles Times story, turns the monoliths into quasi-Rosetta stones. Three rooms—one off-site but nearby, one centrally located, and one underground—would serve as information centers with more detailed explanations of nuclear waste and its hazards, maps showing the location of similar sites around the world, and star charts to help intruders calculate the year the site was sealed."

The great legacy of our age - stay the fuck out.

Now The High Cost Of Lower Education

Starve public education.
Suck 'em all into lifelong debt with empty promises of better education and jobs.
Quite the racket.

Student Loans For Kindergarten, High School On The Rise

"As if the student loan debt burden wasn't troubling enough, some parents are saying, "Bring on the debt!"... even though their kids haven't even learned to read.

That's right: cash-strapped parents who want to send their young ones to private schools are taking out loans to pay for grade school, according to SmartMoney. And demand is growing.

Your Tuition Solution, one of the largest providers of loans for K-12 education, reported that the amount of money parents requested is up 10 percent from last year, and that the company is on track to finance $20 million in loans for the 2012-2013 school year, SmartMoney reports. Demand is increasing fast enough that First Marblehead, another pre-college lender, has returned to the market after exiting it in 2008, according to SmartMoney.

As more parents turn to loans to finance private education, school tuition is increasing, furthering the demand for the loans. Over the past 10 years, the median price of first grade at private schools has increased 35 percent nationally, as compared to a 24 percent price hike at Ivy League colleges, according to the New York Times.

Ten years ago, the median tuition for 12th grade at a private school was $14,583. Today, that number has skyrocketed to $24,240, according to the National Association of Independent Schools. Stunningly, in New York City, some of the city's most elite private high schools are poised to break the $40,000 tuition line this year, surpassing Harvard's $36,305 price tag, reports the New York Times.

The tuitions are "outrageous," said Dana Haddad, a private admissions consultant, in an interview with the New York Times. "People don't want to put a price tag on their children's future, so they are willing to pay more than many of them can afford."

The Student Loan Debt Time Bomb

Get Ready For Titanic Overload

Luxury liner sinking 100 years ago coming up on April 14 - 15.
Just think of all those bottles of fine cognac aging gracefully down in the frigid, dark depths.

April 15 is tax day by the way.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Only A Matter Of Time Until You're Outed, Little Ricky

Rick Santorum Tells Boy Not to Use Pink Bowling Ball

"Washington (HRC March 28 News Release) - At a campaign event at a bowling alley in Wisconsin today, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a boy who reached for a pink bowling ball: "You're not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera." Santorum went on to say "Friends don't let friends use pink balls." The comments were tweeted by Reuters reporter Sam Youngman.

"This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people," said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. "Whether he's comparing our marriages to inanimate objects, saying our children would be better off with a parent in prison as opposed to two loving same-sex parents, or calling open military service a ‘tragic social experiment;' he's proven that he thinks LGBT people are second-class citizens not worthy of dignity or respect. In this case, he's advancing tired gender norms by implying a boy should be ashamed or embarrassed to use a certain color bowling ball."

Santorum's anti-LGBT record speaks for itself: in addition to his frequent and vitriolic remarks about issues like marriage equality or LGBT families, he consistently voted against workplace protections while serving in the U.S. Senate, and was an early and vocal supporter of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.

"Kids have enough to worry about," added Sainz. "They don't need Rick Santorum telling them that using a pink bowling ball is a bad thing."

Best Compliant Congress Money Can Buy

Senators Who Voted To Protect Oil Tax Breaks Received $23,582,500 From Big Oil

"In a 51-47 vote, 43 Senate Republicans and four Democrats filibustered to protect $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Although a majority voted for Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) bill, it fell short of the 60 needed. The only two Republicans to break rank were Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

A Think Progress Green analysis shows how oil and gas companies have funneled cash to the same senators who protected its handouts:

– The 47 senators voting against the bill have received $23,582,500 in career contributions from oil and gas. The 51 senators voting to repeal oil tax breaks have received $5,873,600.

– The senators who voted for Big Oil’s handouts received on average over four times as much career oil cash as those who voted to end them.

– Overall, Senate Republicans have taken $23.2 million in oil and gas contributions. Democrats received $6.66 million.

– Since 2011, Senate Republicans have voted seven times for pro-Big Oil interests and against clean energy three times.

Democrats who joined the Republicans in defeating the bill include Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Jim Webb (D-VA). Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) broke ranks and voted to cut the tax breaks. Two senators, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) didn’t vote.

Republicans have taken an overwhelming 88 percent of oil and gas contributions this election cycle. While showering politicans with cash, the oil industry also spent over $146,000,000 on lobbying last year.

Although 55 percent of Americans want to see Big Oil welfare end, the GOP once again largely acted in-line with their Big Oil donors."

Torch The Economy, Abandon The People

US House of Representatives approves plan to destroy Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps

"The US House of Representatives has adopted a budget resolution that calls for privatization of Medicare and the elimination of Medicaid, food stamps and many other federal entitlement benefits. The resolution is part of a bipartisan campaign to slash spending on social programs.

All but ten of the Republican majority in the House backed the resolution—and those ten wanted even bigger cuts. All Democrats voted against the resolution, while offering their own proposals that called for somewhat less drastic cuts in spending and token tax increases on the wealthy.

Not a single resolution was offered that called for increasing spending to meet social needs as the American economy staggers through a fifth year of economic slump and mass unemployment.

The budget was drafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who last year offered the first-ever proposal for the complete abolition of Medicare. It passed the House but not the Senate.

This year’s resolution was even more sweeping and reactionary. It calls for $5.3 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade. Part of the savings would be used to reduce the federal deficit, but the bulk of them would go to reward the wealthy with new tax breaks, including abolition of the estate tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax, making the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy permanent, and lowering the top income tax rate from the present 35 percent to 25 percent.

The major spending cuts in the budget resolution are focused on programs for the poor and the lower-paid sections of the working class. According to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 62 percent of the $5.3 trillion in spending cuts come from “programs that serve people of limited means.” If implemented, the cuts would drastically increase income inequality and poverty."

Sigh. This is the way totalitarian states led by ego maniacal psychopaths have always progressed for a long, long time. The people allow murderous sickos to make a mess of things until the situations get too uncomfortable, and then the perps get slashed to pieces, garroted, guillotined, shot, and then of course we have to start all over. This time around the asswipes think high technology is going to be their trump card.
Think CMEs from the sun.

The Doors - Waiting for the sun

How Bad Is It?

Pasco, Florida devastation.

Two years ago I dragged a trailer to Florida to see my ailing, elderly father. I took I40 to Nashville then south. I'm telling you that the stretch through Alabama from Birmingham to Montgomery was the most ugly scene I've ever experienced. It looked like Germany must have been after WW2. A lot of strip malls along interstate 65 and most were total ghost towns.
Torched cars, boarded up storefronts, trash everywhere. This was two years ago.
I took I10 back out west, but of course you have to go through New Orleans which is still Katrinafied and take your chances over miles of rotting bayou bridges.

Western North America Begins To Be Radioactive Japanese Junkyard

Owner of Japanese Tsunami Boat That Drifted Across Pacific Does Not Want Vessel Back

"The owner of an empty Japanese fishing boat that drifted across the Pacific after being washed away by the powerful tsunami last year, says he does not want the boat back, according to a Japanese Coast Guard official.

The rusty, 150 foot vessel was spotted in Canadian waters last week, roughly 900 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Coast Guard spokesman Masahiro Ichijou said the vessel belonged to a fishing company in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island.

Officials contacted the 60-year-old owner in the city of Hakkodate, who said he cancelled the boat registration shortly after the disaster last March, thinking the vessel had been lost at sea, forever.

“Usually boat owners are not allowed to cancel registration until they properly dispose or dismantle it,” Ichijou said. “But with the disaster last year, we made an exception. This is an unprecedented case.”

According to local media reports, the 30-year-old vessel had been used for squid fishing in northern Japan years ago, but the owner put it up for sale, deciding it was too old.

It was docked in the Aomori Prefecture, unused, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit March 11, unleashing a catastrophic tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people.

The 150 ton boat was spotted nearly a year later on March 20, during a routine patrol by a Canadian Forces aircraft.

“The owner has said he is no longer responsible because he cancelled the registration, but that puts us in a bind,” Ichijou said. “We have a boat with no owner, and we’re trying to determine how to move forward.”

Ichijou said standard practice requires countries where marine trash and debris are found, to pick up the cost for disposal.

However, with more than a million tons of debris drifting towards the U.S. and Canada, he said the government is treating the problem separately.

They have already set aside a budget to track and monitor the debris."

Nazis In The News

Ever wonder why Hitler and those goosestepping bad guys never fade away even after eighty years? Guess who benefits by incessantly beating this dead horse over and over again?
To be quite real, the possibility of Arab slaughter goes up commensurate with Nazis in the News.
Kind of a justification sort of thing.

Tombstone on Hitler's parents' grave removed from Austrian cemetery

"VIENNA -- The tombstone marking the grave of Adolf Hitler's parents, a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, has been removed from an upper Austrian village cemetery at the request of a descendant, and the grave is now available to receive new mortal remains, officials said Friday.

Walter Brunner, mayor of Leonding village, said the stone with the faded black and white portrait photos of Alois and Klara Hitler was taken down Wednesday. Village priest Kurt Pitterschatscher said the rented grave was ready for a new lease.

Asked whether he would have trouble persuading people to let their loved ones share a grave with the parents of a man whose name is a universal epitome of evil, Pitterschatscher said, "I really haven't thought about it."

Pitterschatscher said the black marble marker was removed without ceremony by a stonemason hired by the relative, described as an elderly female descendant of Alois Hitler's first wife, Anna. What's left at the site is a white gravel square and a tree.

He said he did not know the woman personally and did not identify her by name but cited her request for termination of the grave lease as saying she was too old to care for it and tired of it "being used for manifestations of sympathy" for Hitler."

"Law" Enforcement

Memo calls for Connecticut state troopers to 'outperform' colleagues by writing hundreds of tickets - caution, link is to FAUX

"An internal state police memo obtained by a Connecticut news station reportedly challenges troopers to "outperform" their colleagues by issuing hundreds of tickets to drivers on Friday.

The memo, obtained by WTNH-TV, calls for state troopers in one barracks to "issue at least 60 infractions / Misdemeanors each shift for a total of 180 infractions in order to outperform both Troop F and Troop G.

"One day Troop F issued 301 tickets. Troop G responded by issuing 345 in one day. We can do better," Lt. Anthony Schirillo wrote in the memo, according to the station.

"I am asking that everyone, myself included, contribute to this effort," Schirillo said. "NOTE if we happen to issue 350 tickets in one day that would be stellar."

A second memo obtained by the station reportedly says that "The master sergeant and I will buy pizza for the shift with the highest total."

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Obsolete Tub Sent To Kick Off WW3?

USS Liberty #2?

USS Enterprise Prepares To Cross Suez Canal, Days Away From Anchor In Arabian Sea

"Much noise has been emanating out of Israel vis-a-vis its Iranian intentions, with some opinions suggesting an attack is imminent, while others claiming that Israel will ultimately defer to D.C., and postpone an attack, and the eventual gasoline price shock, until after the election. The truth is nobody but a few select generals, knows: in warfare surprise is the key factor, so outright flashing invasion intentions is usually an indicator of just the opposite. That said, the most recent update that Azerbaijan has granted Israel access to its airbases along the Iran border is hardly encouraging for Nobel peace prize winners and other pacifists. Yet as we have been claiming for the past two weeks, ever since the launch of CVN-65 on its last tour of duty, the true catalyst, if any, will be the arrival of the USS Enterprise at what may well be its last place of anchor - somewhere in the Arabian Sea, just off the side of CVN 70 and CVN 72 both of which are patrolling the Straits of Hormuz. And as the map from Stratfor below shows, the Enterprise is about to cross the Suez Canal, from which point it will be at most days from entering its catalyst location, namely supporting the Israel air force. Just because the US has never had 3 concurrent aircraft carriers in proximity to Iran before."

Katy Perry’s Military Industrial Complex Propaganda

Stuff like this makes me wonder how much of a sellout you have to be to have any kind a career.

thanx to Disinformation,because my exposure to Katy Perry, fortunately, has so far been very limited.

Just Bring It On You Cowardly Bastards

Quit treating us like those proverbial frogs in slowly heated water. We know exactly what you plan on doing, as a matter of fact we've known for a long time what your intentions were.
Tiny little mincing steps towards your ultimate ambitions don't cut the mustard any more. Hiding behind lofty words and phony grandeur and pretense that this still is a democratic republic is so 20th century, you lying fascist cretins. Get it on and get it over with because we're sick of being taunted and bullied 24/7 while you pretend to be our saviors.

Go ahead and start World War 3 you insane psychos. You've been threatening to do it for years, supposedly because Iran is so unstable and Mooslims are all about hating our freedoms and all that garbage. But there was always that one little problem that you never mention. The Iranians are a signator with the International Atomic Energy Agency and have allowed full access to their facilities, while insanely bellicose Israelis have not allowed IAEA inspections because they haven't signed international agreements but yet have a shitload of nuclear weapons. Ooops, can't talk about that, now can we?

Just dump your terror stupidity and admit everything you're doing is about your supposed control over us. Make everybody strip naked to get on a plane, bus or train and be done with it. You're doing it already, pervs.

Try to take our guns, shitbags. We know it's in the cards. What's the matter? Little too chary of the bloodbath that will definitely take place when you try, because we the people outnumber you thousands to one, you wimps?

Oh stop fucking around and collapse the economy already. Burning up the printing presses churning out useless pieces of paper to fool the masses is the same damn thing, it only takes a little longer and prolongs the misery. Just get it over with and allow us to find local solutions to working with each other, you miserable manipulators.

And just stop with the "election" pretense. Declare your damn martial law and end the miserable sham that the rest of the world considers a sick joke. Obama's been a godsend to banksters, corporations and fucking Israel and we all know he'll be installed again so why bother wasting everybody's time? The rethug primaries have been very public, nauseating travesties and nothing matters anyway because electronic voting machines are totally corrupted. Don't be smug about it and think it's your private little secret, you scum. You've stolen it all and you might as well come clean and not waste your time and our money pretending otherwise.

Sophisticated Cancer Impresses Only Itself

US Economy Grew 3 Percent in Final Quarter of 2011

"The U.S. economy grew at a solid pace in the final three months of 2011 but that growth likely slowed in the first three months of this year as businesses cut back on restocking their shelves.

The economy grew at an annual rate of 3 percent in the October-December quarter, the fastest pace since the spring of 2010, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The government's third and final look at fourth quarter growth was unchanged from the previous estimate. Slower growth in exports than previously estimated was offset by stronger growth in business investment.

Economists believe that growth slowed to around 1.5 percent in the current quarter. For the year, economists at JPMorgan believe the economy will grow 2.2 percent, slightly better than last year's 1.7 percent expansion."

Go ahead and fall for this propaganda if you choose.The facts are much different from what the overlords need you to believe. Unemployment is nearing 25% and rising. The fascists will start massive war as a way to offset their planned economic collapse. Social chaos is so close you can taste it now. But the dutiful MSM churns out smiley face Chamber of Commerce garbage droning on how it all just will keep chugging along.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Manipulative Myth

AL QAEDA AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda.... An Incessant and Repetitive Public Discourse

"There is something disturbing in the nature of post 9/11 public discourse. Incessantly, on a daily basis, Al Qaeda is referred to by the Western media, government officials, members of the US Congress, Wall Street analysts, etc. as an underlying cause of numerous World events. Occurences of a significant political, social or strategic nature --including the US presidential elections campaign-- are routinely categorized by referring to Al Qaeda, the alleged architect of the September 11 2001 attacks.

What is striking is the extent of media coverage of "Al Qaeda related events", not to mention the mountains of op eds and authoritative "analysis" pertaining to "terror events" in different part of the World.

Routine mention of Al Qaeda "fanatics", "jihadists", etc. has become --from a news standpoint-- trendy and fashionable. A Worldwide ritual of authoritative media reporting has unfolded. At the time of writing (March 24, 2012), "Al Qaeda events" had 183 million entries on Google and 18,200 news entries.

A panoply of Al Qaeda related events and circumstances is presented to public opinion on a daily basis. These include terrorist threats, warnings and attacks, police investigations, insurgencies and counter-insurgencies, country-level regime change, social conflict, sectarian violence, racism, religious divisions, Islamic thought, Western values, etc.

In turn, Al Qaeda - War on Terrorism rhetoric permeates political discourse at all levels of government, including bipartisan debate on Capitol Hill, in committees of the House and the Senate, at the British House of Commons, and, lest we forget, at the United Nations Security Council.

All of these complex Al Qaeda related occurrences are explained --by politicians, the corporate media, Hollywood and the Washington think tanks under a single blanket "bad guys" heading, in which Al Qaeda is casually and repeatedly pinpointed as "the cause" of numerous terror events around the World.

Human Consciousness: Al Qaeda and the Human Mindset

How does the daily bombardment of Al Qaeda related concepts and images, funnelled into the Western news chain and on network TV, affect the human mindset?

Al Qaeda concepts, repeated ad nauseam have potentially traumatic impacts on the human mind and the ability of normal human beings to analyze and comprehend the "real outside World" of war, politics and the economic crisis.

What is at stake is human consciousness and comprehension based on concepts and facts.

With Al Qaeda, however, there are no verifiable "facts" and "concepts", because Al Qaeda has evolved into a media mythology, a legend, an invented ideological construct, used as an unsubtle tool of media disinformation and war propaganda.

Al Qaeda constitutes a stylized, fake and almost folkloric abstraction of terrorism, which permeates the inner consciousness of millions of people around the World.

Reference to Al Qaeda has become a dogma, a belief, which most people espouse unconditionally.

Is this political indoctrination? Is it brain-washing? If so what is the underlying objective?

People's capacity to independently analyse World events, as well as address causal relationships pertaining to politics and society, is significantly impaired. That is the objective!

The routine use of Al Qaeda to generate blanket explanations of complex political events is meant to create confusion. It prevents people from thinking."

I've said it before and I'll say it again.About 15 minutes into paying attention to 9/11 unfold, me with the radio on and being online, my wife in the living room glued to the television, I yelled to her "why are they constantly talking about Osama Bin Laden?".
In retrospect it's absolutely obvious what they were doing - imprinting into vulnerable minds the concept of the desired phantom menace during the crucial delicate moments of susceptibility while corrupt MSM showed people leaping to their deaths and then the towers turning to dust.
But it started a long time before that. About ten years or so.
AQ was and has always been a CIA front.
False flag events were blamed on AQ for years to get the rubes ready for the main event on Black Tuesday. They're the all purpose blackguards to be blamed for everything wrong in the world, unless they were our buddies as empire's stooges against the Soviets or allies to destroy Libya and Syria.
The whole mythology is a lie.
Al Qaeda will be dragged up as a buggaboo whenever empire needs to scare gullible american rubes into accepting more wars abroad or fascism at home. AQ doesn't exist except for spook agencies' shenanigans and bought and paid for shills and stupids, of which we're constantly told about as if there's a grand conspiracy that we need to be protected against.
Bin Laden was dead since 2001.
Al Qaeda is a supreme joke.
All a stupid lie.

All Your Votes Are Belong To Us

I don't support anybody for public office.
Voting is a fool's errand. A complete fraud.
We really have to understand how everything has been stolen.

The Mittster's Comfort Zone

Mitt Romney's 4-car fantasy home

"SAN DIEGO — At Mitt Romney’s proposed California beach house, the cars will have their own separate elevator.

There’s also a planned outdoor shower and a 3,600-square foot basement — a room with more floor space than the existing home’s entire living quarters.

Those are just some of the amenities planned for the massive renovation of the Romneys’ home in the tony La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, according to plans on file with the city.

A project this ambitious comes with another feature you don’t always find with the typical fixer-upper: its own lobbyist, hired by Romney to push the plan through the approval process.

Work on the project has not yet begun.

But it may not help Romney — whose wealth has caused him trouble connecting with average folks — to be seen building a split-level, four-vehicle garage that comes with a “car lift” to transport automobiles between floors, according to 2008 schematic plans for the renovation obtained by POLITICO that are on file with the city of San Diego.

The documents were provided to POLITICO by a rival campaign, but authenticated independently by POLITICO with San Diego officials.

The U.S. Secret Service, in a coordinated appeal with the Romney campaign, requested that POLITICO not publish the specific plans, complete with architectural drawings, submitted to a local agency in California as part of the approval process.

“For operational security, we’d request that you not publish the blueprints,” said Ed Donovan, spokesman for the Secret Service.

POLITICO agreed to the request on security grounds.

To help facilitate the construction plans, Romney has paid San Diego attorney Matthew A. Peterson $21,500 since 2008 to lobby city officials for the renovation after dropping out of the 2008 GOP presidential primary.

The leading Republican presidential contender wants to replace the beach house with a structure more than three times larger."

Empire's Little Terror State Buddy Has Two Middle East Objectives

Bibi: First We’ll Take Tehran, Then We’ll Take Istanbul

"March 28, 2012

Yesterday, brought ominous news regarding yet another aggressive Israeli projection of its military power in the Mideast. Since 1967, with but a few exceptions (Osirak being one), Israel has mainly satisfied itself by retaining dominance over its frontline neighbors and not attempting to meddle in affairs of more far-flung states. But with Bibi Netanyahu’s new policy of projecting Israeli power far outside Israel’s immediate sphere and threatening Iran with attack, we have an Israel ready and willing to step far outside its former comfort zone.

To show that Bibi’s aggressive, interventionist approach isn’t a fluke, UPI reports that Israel is negotiating with Greek Cyprus for placement of an Israeli air base on the island, ostensibly to protect the new Israeli-Cypriot joint gas exploration project:

Israel is already preparing to launch a major security operation to protect the offshore fields and the attendant facilities in its waters.

This will involve missile-armed patrol vessels, round-the-clock aerial surveillance by unmanned drones and other naval detachments, primarily to defend the energy zones against attack by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed force in neighboring Lebanon.

This field is in dispute with Lebanon, which also claims title. Turkey too disputes the area on behalf of Turkish Cyprus. This certainly is one reason for the Israeli move.

But an even more important one in the long-term, is Israel confronting Turkey with its power. It’s a rather naked move. A flagrant invasion of Turkey’s sphere of influence, which can only bring a Turkish response. The response will likely come within an area under Israel’s sphere of influence. Oh say, like Gaza. Someone with a cool head ought to start looking at this developing rivalry and see where it could lead (or end)."

The Libyan Blueprint For Zio Propanda To Crush Syria

Syrian Rebels Stage ‘Battle’ Background for Video

"The Assad government’s censorship of private media has proven a boon for Syria’s rebel factions, which have released video footage directly to a western media that has eagerly gobbled up first hand accounts.

The problem is that the rebels have an agenda to sell, and new video evidence shows that they aren’t shy about making up facts on the ground to make the videos more exciting.

Embedded with a Syrian rebel “reporter” in Homs, one of the videos catches the reporter telling colleagues to set a tire on fire off camera so there is more smoke to simulate the “battle” he is reporting on. The smoke is real, but the battle is not, and the video pans into an alley where a tire is burning in full view.

The regime has regularly disputed the videos coming out of rebel factions, and in this case at least they seem to have a valid point. The authenticity of the footage in other videos may or may not be real, but certainly seems suspect.

Which is of course why censorship programs have backfired in many cases. Iran had the exact same problem in 2009, when opposition factions had full control over the narrative in the Western media because of a ban on private journalists. These nations may fear the agendas of Western media outlets, but the practical consequence of banning them is to replace their message with a fully opposition manufactured one."

Empire Sends It's Kneecappers To Secure It's Opium Trade In Afghanistan

Phony War On Terror Gives License For Anything

At this point, law only means where a gun muzzle points.

The FBI taught its agents, among other unbelievable things, that they could sometimes bend or suspend the law in their hunt for terrorists and criminals

"A letter from the US senate about the review of FBI training protocols reveals that disturbing information about how the nation’s top law enforcement agents have been trained.

Among other things they have been taught they could bend or suspend the law, they should not shake hands with “Asians” and said Arabs were prone to “Jekyll & Hyde temper tantrums.”

In total the investigation into the FBI’s counter-terrorism protocols found 876 pages and 392 presentations that contained offensive materials, which apparently have not being released to the public."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gun Gimmickry Gone Achingly Wrong

Stoeger's useless double barrel "home defense" shotgun, for $479.
Hold still there dude, while I reload.

Is it a pistol? A rifle? Who cares when I can flip it around.

I can bumpfire a plastic gun!:

50 Years Since The Beatles' First Single Release

Love Me Do
Oh the old 45 RPMs you could buy for fifty cents.

If you've never listened to this outstanding remix, Love, you'll be astonished.

Here's a taste if you don't want to wade through the whole thing.

Barking Orders At You

Yes sir.

Wimpy Little Egos Retaliate About Horrendous Hand Gesture

If it ever happened at all.
We have to realize these spurious allegations of "assault on an officer", "obstruction of justice", "resisting arrest" etc are all massively made up charges to criminalize you with garbage. They're all basically cover stories for totalitarian police state activities.
Over the last several years, disrespect of cops has become a heinous crime, sometimes punishable on the street with death and exonerated by corrupt courts.

Man Arrested, Charged With Assault For Pointing Finger At Cops

"A Fredericksburg man faces two counts of assault for allegedly pointing his finger at police officers, another example of how any behavior except complete subservience to law enforcement is now being treated as a crime.

David Loveless, who has no criminal record, was arrested and handcuffed last week after he allegedly made a hand gesture at police who had testified against his son in a robbery case.

He now faces two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer by way of intimidation and two counts of obstruction of justice.

Police spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe claimed Loveless made a gun gesture at police officers, but Loveless denies making any kind of gesture at all.

“I don’t see how I was pointing my finger,” Loveless told ABC7. ” If anything I was reaching into my pocket to get a pack of cigarettes. If that’s what they saw, they have a vivid imagination.”

As we have previously highlighted, almost weekly there is a new case of someone being arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer merely for speaking out, making a gesture, or attempting to protect themselves.
Indeed, in some cases a person who is brutally beaten by cops is subsequently charged with assaulting a police officer."

Little Ricky Sees You Eating Rats Under Perpetual Radioactive Rain

I haven't seen this type of negative campaigning since Johnson's Daisy Ads. Just wow.

from Disinformation

"The Hunger Games? Nope, this year’s hottest dramatic depiction of our nightmarish future is Rick Santorum’s ‘Obamaville’, a look at a ’small American town two years from now if Obama is reelected’. What will 2014 under Obama be like? The playgrounds are empty, rusted, and littered with children’s abandoned shoes, signs are painted in blood, the numbers on clocks are printed in Soviet-font, and the sun rarely shines. No joke, a campaign spokesperson said this teaser is the kickoff an eight-part miniseries:"

Monday, March 26, 2012

Secret Language Of Vegetation

The smell of freshly-cut grass is actually a plant distress call

"The lovely scent of cut grass is the reek of plant anguish: When attacked, plants release airborne chemical compounds. Now scientists say plants can use these compounds almost like Linklanguage, notifying nearby creatures who can "rescue" them from insect attacks.

A group of German scientists studying a wild tobacco plant noticed that the compounds it released - called green leaf volatiles or GLVs - were very specific. When the plants were infested by caterpillars, the plants released a distress GLV that attracted predatory bugs who like to eat the caterpillars in question.

According to Science, where the researchers published their study today:

They found that when these plants are attacked by tobacco hornworm caterpillars, Manduca sexta, the caterpillars' saliva causes a chemical change in the GLV compounds the plants had produced. These modified compounds then attract predatory "true bugs," Geocoris, which prey on hornworm eggs and young larvae. Although more research will be needed to figure out exactly how the molecules in the caterpillar saliva cause this change in the GLVs, it's clear that the caterpillars themselves cause the change in the GLV signal, the researchers say. It may thus be possible someday to induce the same sort of change via genetic engineering, which might protect plants against pests without encouraging the resistance that pests develop in response to pesticides.

Below you can see Geocoris attacking a newly-hatched larva, after responding to the tobacco plant's GLV signal.

The smell of freshly-cut grass is actually a plant distress call

I think what's most interesting about this study is the way it suggests that plants have a rudimentary form of language based on releasing these chemical compounds. These tobacco plants have the ability to modulate the signals they send out, depending on the kind of attack they're suffering. Combine this discovery with the one a few weeks ago, that plants are able to perform simple computations, and it's clear that the average person underestimates how much plants are dynamically engaged with their environments. It's interesting to imagine plants as having truly alien forms of consciousness and communication - different from animals' minds, but sometimes performing similar tasks."

During the decades when I was growing xmas trees in the northwest I noted a curious phenomena. The firs and pines needed to be sheared and pruned every year, sort of like topiary, in order to make them fuller and give them the classic look. We used long shearing knives and clippers.
Now some of the fields were gigantic with tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of trees grown in rows like corn spaced six feet apart. Summer work started after all the new growth in June and July and it would gradually harden as the year progressed, but the fields I started in on hardened much faster than untouched plantations. I could have sworn the sheared trees were communicating distress and the others were responding by hardening off faster as a protective measure.
It gave me pause pulling my garden vegetables. But only briefly.

Help End This Scourge Of Hotel Kitchen Terrorism

Get the feeling these people haven't got a clue as to how utterly stupid they appear?

Your Facial Fauna

It's an inescapable reality - almost certainly you have lots of little hitchhiking buddies living on your mug and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.
They're called Demodex folliculorum, and they feed on your skin oils. During the day they burrow into hair follicles like this:

And then at night they march around your face and procreate like horny little beasties because their life span is only measured in days. The older you get the more likely you are to host these things. They vary widely in size, but if you pluck an eyebrow hair, or an eyelash, you will probably see little diagonal stickety outs off the hair root. Under a microscope they look like this:

With normal hygiene they don't pose a significant problem. It's just that hardly anyone realizes that these creatures are burrowing and fucking all over his or her's face. The older you get, and the more you've cuddled and nuzzled, the more certain they're a part of your life.
Gazing at a partner it might be more appropriate to think of significant others.

Exposure Sends The Cockroaches Scurrying

You'll notice "cessation of use" isn't in the near future.

'Pink slime' beef production put on hold

"A US company that makes a beef product often referred to as "pink slime" is suspending production at three of four plants amid concern about the product.

Beef Products Inc said it hopes business will return once fears about the product die down.

Officially known as "lean, finely textured beef", so-called "pink slime" is made from left-over cuts and is up to 97% beef, a spokesman said.

US schools have been allowed to stop serving the food at mealtimes.

"We feel like when people can start to understand the truth and reality then our business will come back," Beef Products spokesman Chris Letch said.

Federal regulators say the beef ingredient meets food safety standards, but critics say the food is unappetising and possibly unsafe.

The beef is heated and spun in a centrifuge to separate the meat from the fat, before the final product is treated with a puff of ammonium hydroxide gas to kill any bacteria.

Earlier this month a social media campaign against the use of the food was followed by an announcement by the US agriculture department that schools would be allowed to choose alternative beef supplies.

Some school districts and retailers have already chosen to stop using it.

The three Beef Products Inc plants being wound down are located in Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kansas; and Waterloo, Iowa. Together they produce about 900,000lb (408,000kg) of the beef product per day, the company says."

Do you grasp the propaganda here? "Puff of ammonium hydroxide" "Beef product".
This is killer poison, passed off as something normal in food supply, that greatly enhances corporate profits by fucking you up. "Spare trimmings of beef" is a euphemism for inedible, not-fit-for-human-consumption crap that's mixed in with legitimate ground flesh after being doused with poisonous chemicals to render it less harmful.
Reason why it's doused? It's disgusting parts of the animal most likely to harbor pathogens.
Have it your way. Bon Appetit.

Didn't Know Hillary Clinton Was In New England

4 Boston airport workers hospitalized after suspicous bag emits noxious odor

BOSTON – "A noxious odor coming from a passenger's bag at Boston's Logan International Airport sent four Transportation Security Administration officials to the hospital.

Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella says the odor was noticed at about 8 a.m. Monday in a Terminal A bag room and prompted a hazardous materials response.

The odor caused the evacuation of 15 TSA employees from the room after someone opened the bag.

Some employees complained of eye or throat problems or headaches.

Four were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital as a precaution.

Authorities say no passengers were affected.

He says state police are checking the bag and questioning the owner. There was no word on what caused the odor or if terrorism was suspected."

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Japan And Empire's Drama Queen Fainting Act

Fearless Director Goes Very, Very Down

James Cameron now diving to deepest spot on Earth - The 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' director is solo on this historic, dangerous journey

"Director James Cameron has begun his solo journey to explore a place only two men have gone before — to the Earth's deepest point.

The director of "Titanic," "Avatar" and other films is using a specially designed submarine to descend nearly seven miles to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, an area 200 miles southwest of the Pacific island of Guam.

He began the dive Monday at approximately 5:15 a.m. local time (early Sunday afternoon on the U.S. East Coast), according Stephanie Montgomery of the National Geographic Society, where Cameron is an explorer-in-residence. National Geographic has set up a website documenting the dive challenge.

"RELEASE, RELEASE, RELEASE!" were the last words Cameron uttered before beginning the dive, according to a Twitter post from the expedition.

Billionaire Paul Allen has been following the dive action via special underwater radio technology, and is reporting on his Twitter feed. "Sub now deeper than everest at 32160 speed 2.0 knots not long to seabead now," wrote Allen, shortly before Cameron touched the bottom.

The scale of the trench is hard to grasp — it's 120 times larger than the Grand Canyon and more than a mile deeper than Mount Everest is tall. It was expected to take Cameron 90 minutes to reach the bottom aboard his 12-ton, lime-green sub called "Deepsea Challenger." Once there, Cameron planned to spend six hours collecting samples for biologists and geologists to study. The return trip to the surface was forecast to take 70 minutes.

There's considerable wiggle room built in, however, as the submarine Cameron helped design has the capability to support life for a 56-hour dive.

The first and only time anyone dove to these depths was in 1960. Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Capt. Don Walsh took nearly five hours to reach the bottom and stayed just 20 minutes. They didn't have much to report on what they saw there, however, because their submarine kicked up so much sand from the ocean floor they couldn't see much.

One of the risks of a dive so deep is extreme water pressure. At 6.8 miles below the surface, the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.

James Cameron with sub
James Cameron describes his exploration while standing in front of the Deepsea Challenger vessel

Cameron told The Associated Press in an interview after a 5.1 mile-deep practice run near Papua New Guinea earlier this month that the pressure "is in the back of your mind." The submarine would implode in an instant if it leaked, he said.

But while he was a little apprehensive beforehand, he wasn't scared or nervous while underwater.

"When you are actually on the dive you have to trust the engineering was done right," he said.

The latest dive site, which is at the deepest point in the Mariana Trench, is named Challenger Deep after the British naval vessel HMS Challenger that used sound to first measure its depth.

The film director has been an oceanography enthusiast since childhood and has made 72 deep-sea submersible dives. Thirty-three of those dives have been to the wreckage of the Titanic, the subject of his 1997 hit film."

The Whores Among Us Are Fascist Enablers, For A Handfull Of Dimes

You are willing to carry out a dawn raid and risk putting a couple slugs in that person, just because you accept the ‘intelligence’ of your superior officers. It’s just a job ~ you’ve SOLD OUT!

You sell, promote and distribute toxic lethal drugs and vaccines under the guise of health care, without first doing sufficient levels of research into what these drugs actually contain. But hey it pays the mortgage ~ you’ve SOLD OUT!

Your career is all about distributing threats to people because they are struggling to survive in this unfair and cruel system and you don’t bother to stop and think about what you are doing. After all why would you when you can easily pay your bills ~ you’ve SOLD OUT!

You work your way up through the educational system, abiding by the ridiculous standards of tutoring, working within the confounds of the seriously watered-down knowledge being disguised as education, yet you never question. Because it pays the bills ~ you’ve SOLD OUT!

Your alarm clock goes, you’ve got to go into the office and receive orders to visit a house to go and fleece people as a bailiff. People who have been struggling to pay their ‘unlawful’ council tax or debts. You know in your heart this is not right; stealing people’s possessions, even their families heritage. Yea a dirty job; but you know someone’s gotta do it ~ you’ve SOLD OUT!

You finally got your steady job, working at the airport; strip searching people, scanning people, inspecting their personal items and ensuring they conform like good little sheep going through their pens. You don’t feel entirely comfortable with what you’re doing, you know something’s not right about this role. But it is a steady job and it beats being out of work ~ you’ve SOLD OUT!

You don your black ninja outfit, fully protected physically and legally to go and batter, tazer, pepper spray, arrest and cage peace-loving conscious souls, all for the next months wages ~ you’ve SOLD OUT!

You’ve sold your soul, you’ve let yourself and everyone around you down. You are a failure. You are a traitor. Shame on you. How dare you.

You’ve SOLD OUT!

Why You Should Avoid Fast "Food" At All Costs

And this includes "force enhancement" garbage, maggots.

Die McShitburger, Taco Belch, Trendy's and Burger Krap, Die.

"It's no secret that the average American diet is in completely in the slumps. Consuming packaged foods, fast food, artificially enhanced products, and especially low quality cheap food is the norm, but is it any wonder that being overweight while also falling victim to a host of illnesses is also the norm. Being raised in this era of poor health makes it difficult to know what is truly healthy and unhealthy. Food has drastically changed since decades ago, and so parents often aren’t aware of the severe decline in food quality. Fast food in particular is one of the primary reasons for the drastic health decline seen today.

If you haven’t already, take a couple of hours to watch the films Super Size Me or Fast Food Nation. After watching these films, you can see first hand how fast food causes severe damage to your body – even if you don’t consume it for every meal of every day like in one of the films. Fast food is nothing but a concoction of harmful and health-damaging chemicals which can easily be understood if you were to think for a moment how any restaurant could offer a doublecheeseburger for only $1.

Most recently it was uncovered that these $1 cheeseburgers, along with the rest of McDonald’s’ beef and chicken, were actually harnessing ‘pink slime’ scrap meat covered with ammonium hydroxide. Not only does this fake meat provide no nutritional value at all, but it is chemically contaminated from ammonia, the toxic cleaning agent found under the sink. The meat is actually fat trimmings and connective tissue that are separated from the bone – scrap meat that is not fit for human consumption. The ammonia treatment is in response to the danger of contamination from salmonella or E. coli, but the scrap meats themselves are more likely to contain pathogens. Despite the chemical treatment, the meat is still in the line of fire for contamination.

Additionally, McDonald’s McNuggets contain 7 different ingredients making up the ‘meat’, many of which contain sub-ingredients. Instead of using real meat, the ingredient list utilizes sodium phosphate, safflower oil, wheat starch, dextrose, and autolyzed yeast extract – a particularly dangerous substance very similar to the toxic MSG. Along side with these ingredients comes the use of dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicon substance used as an anti-foaming agent and often found in breast implants and silly putty.

Of course the use of these ingredients is not limited only to McDonald’s. In fact, all of the fast food restaurants are guilty of using them. The worst part? They are aware of the destructive nature behind these ingredients, but truly couldn’t care any less. The truth behind such a statement can be exemplified by Taco Bell’s attempt to create a drive-thru diet where individuals would supposed to lose weight by eating fast food. It was only a few years ago when Taco Bell announced the “Drive-Thru Diet”, where they showcased their foods low in fat. But what they don’t tell you is that even if their food has 9 grams of fat, it is still made up of numerous ingredients contributing to the global health decline.

While the reasons for the influx of fast food consumption are many, one primary one is the usage of psychological advertising. Being one of the most powerful tools to reach both the conscious and subconscious, advertising plays a huge role in how society is ran today, and that includes which foods we eat. What’s more, children are much more influenced by what they see and hear, and research proves it. A study conduced late in 2011 showed that 71 percent of children will choose junk food like french fries over apple slices when given coupons for each of them. The number dropped only to 55 percent when parents encouraged children to choose the apple slices. But the desired reach does not stop at direct advertising and influence.

A new children’s educational book has recently been launched by the Council for Biotechnology Information, educating young children on the ‘numerous benefits’ of genetically modified food. Of course genetically modified food has time and time again been shown to cause human and environmental harm, but still the attempt to brainwash young children is carelessly made. The advertising for such food is also heavily tied in with fast food, as virtually all fast food is constructed with genetically modified food and ingredients."

Flock Fleecing

Private jets, 13 mansions and a $100,000 mobile home just for the dogs: Televangelists 'defrauded tens of million of dollars from Christian network'

"Two former employees of the world's largest Christian television channel Trinity Broadcasting Network are accusing the non-profit of spending $50 million of its funding on extravagant personal expenses.

Among purchases, the network founded by Televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch, is accused of misappropriating its 'charitable assets' toward a $50 million jet, 13 mansions and a $100,000-mobile home for Mrs Crouch's dogs.

Their granddaughter, Brittany Koper, 26, recently filed her allegations in court after a brief appointment as the network's chief finance director in July.

She claims she was fired in September after discovering the 'illegal financial schemes' according to the lawsuit obtained by the Los Angeles Times, and consequently reporting them to Mr Crouch.

Her lawsuit follows a second by another former employee and Koper in-law, Joseph McVeigh, the uncle of Mrs Koper's husband, Michael Koper, who detailed the opulent spending by the Christian network.

According to Mr McVeigh's accounts filed in his lawsuit, the network used their collections for side-by-side mansions in Florida, as well as in Texas, Tennessee and California.

The network's $50 million luxury jet was purchased through a sham loan while Mrs Crouch's personal jet, a Hawker, totalled $8 million, according to his suit."

big hair will snare 'em every time

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pontiff Visits Mexico

Big Fat Teenager Unexpectadly Blows Away Britain's Got Talent

Shell Of Space Crap Could Keep Us Earthbound

ISS crew take to escape capsules in space junk alert

"The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) briefly took refuge in escape capsules as a piece of space junk drifted nearby.

The debris - a discarded piece of Russian rocket - was detected on Friday when it was too late to move the ISS.

Nasa said the debris was barely close enough to be a threat but that precautionary measures had to be taken.

It is the third time in 12 years that the ISS has faced a possible collision with space junk.

In June, a piece of debris came within 335m (1,100ft) of the platform.

The ISS is currently manned by three Russians, two Americans and one Dutch astronaut.

They were ordered by ground control to move into two Soyuz escape capsules in case the station was hit, but a Nasa spokesman said they were given the green light to return to the main station at 0238 GMT on Saturday.

The "sheltering exercise" was carried out with "due diligence and in a very precautionary and conservative fashion", said the unnamed spokesman.

"Everything went by the book and as expected, the small piece of cosmos satellite debris passed the international space station without incident."

Russia's space agency said the debris had passed the station at a distance of 23km (14 miles).

"The cosmonauts have returned to performing their previously assigned work," an official told Interfax news agency."

Continuing Gold Fraud

One wonders just what the hell is in Fort Knox.

Tungsten Filled 1 kilo Gold Bar Discovered in UK

"Australian Bullion Dealer ABC Bullion has contacted SD to advise that one of its suppliers has provided them photographic evidence of a tungsten filled 1 kilo gold bar discovered this week. The bar passed a hand-held xrf scan which showed 99.98% pure AU. The tungsten was only discovered when the bar was physically cut in half.
After numerous reports of 400oz tungsten filled bars being discovered in Hong Kong, this is the first documented and verified report with photographic evidence that has been made public. "

Don't Tell Anyone About your Arsenal/Preperations

"Guns" I Think You Should Read This

"I am passing this along...there are comments from two other people I have also been asked if we keep guns in the house. The nurse just kinda slipped it in along with all the other regular questions. I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask. Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so they have no idea who does and who doesn't.

My doctor asked me if I had guns in my house and also if any were loaded. I , of course, answered yes to both questions. Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed. I answered that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection against criminal attack. The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare, and probably everyone else.

Just passing this along for your information: I had to visit a doctor other than my regular doctor when my doctor was on vacation. One of the questions on the form I had to fill out was: Do you have any guns in your house?? My answer was None of your damn business!! So it is out there!

It is either an insurance issue or government intervention."

No one needs to know how prepared you are for eventual societal disintegration, unless they have deleterious intent to strip you of what you did to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Time is very very short. Get prepared.

Weekend With Occupy

Immunology 101

Early exposure to germs has lasting benefits

"Exposure to germs in childhood is thought to help strengthen the immune system and protect children from developing allergies and asthma, but the pathways by which this occurs have been unclear. Now, researchers have identified a mechanism in mice that may explain the role of exposure to microbes in the development of asthma and ulcerative colitis, a common form of inflammatory bowel disease."

I think it's imperative to understand that human immune systems are supremely powerful if kept healthy, and that these internal structures need exposure to all kinds of pathogens, while young kids, for the body to recognize and resist life threatening attacks later on.

I'm a child of the 50s and 60s. I roughhoused, built forts, got stung, got dirty, climbed trees and fell, did stupid things and needed to be stitched up on occasion. I also had infections, got the measles and chicken pox, earaches and various fevers. Rashes and ivy poisoning were the norm. Somehow I survived into adulthood, with skin scars and laughably crazy memories of dopey kid stuff.

But I think what I did as a kid enabled my immune system to work it's magic and recognize what it needed to do in later years. I have absolutely no chronic illnesses at 60 years old and can boast that I haven't had a cold or flu in over 15 years. I eat a healthy garden diet and chow raw garlic every day, which may account for the lack of communicable disease because of odorous social problems, but I'm strong as a Budweiser Clydesdale. What I'm trying to say is I look at children needing to be set free to play hard, fuck around and expose themselves to dirt, disease and dire straits because that's exactly what the human body has to have for longevity.

added - Scientists Confirm Bacteria is Essential to Proper Immunity

Keeping The Wogs In Their Place

Only empire and it's minions can exercise high technology. Don't be surprised if all of a sudden the North Korean missile and it's supposed payload fails miserably.
And of course Iran's nuclear powered electrical generating capabilities are under threat of attack.
Oh so curiously, both Iran and North Korea are two of the holdouts rejecting Rothschild banking systems.

US warning over North Korea rocket flight path

"A US official says a North Korean rocket due to be launched next month may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is reported to have asked the three countries to condemn the launch.

North Korea says the rocket will take a new southern trajectory instead of a previous route east over Japan.

Japan is readying anti-missile defences around the southern islands of Okinawa, which could be under the flight path.

North Korea says the rocket is intended to put a satellite in space, but the US and others say the launch is a cover for a long-range missile test - a potential delivery system for nuclear weapons.

The launch is expected to dominate a security summit on MondayLink in the South Korean capital Seoul, which will be attended by US President Barack Obama.

Australia's Sydney Morning Herald said Mr Campbell had briefed Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Friday on the rocket's southward trajectory.

"If the missile test proceeds as North Korea has indicated, our judgment is that it will impact in an area roughly between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines," the paper quoted Mr Campbell as saying.

"We have never seen this trajectory before. We have weighed into each of these countries and asked them to make clear that such a test is provocative and this plan should be discontinued."

Friday, March 23, 2012

"For Profit" Prison System Wildly Exceeds Expectations

There Are Now More Americans In Jail Than There Were In Stalin's Gulag Archipelago

"There are now more Americans in jail -- 6 million -- than there were in Stalin's Gulag, reports Fareed Zakaria, in a column called "Incarceration Nation." And it's not just a relative population thing.
The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens.
How does that compare to other countries?
It's 7X-10X as high:

Japan has 63 per 100,000,
Germany has 90 per 100,000
France has 96 per 100,000
South Korea has 97 per 100,000
­Britain has 153 per 100,000

And it's also a relatively new phenomenon: In 1980, the U.S. only had 150 prisoners per 100,000 citizens.
What's to blame?
The "War on Drugs."
More than half of America's 6 million prisoners are in jail for drug convictions, with 80% of those in jail for "possession."
By the way, has the "war on drugs" worked?
Um, no."

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The Pork Eating Crusader Patch Is A Huge Hit With Troops In Afghanistan

"With tensions at an all time high in Afghanistan following the Koran burnings, the urination video, and the killing of 16 civilians, attention is now falling on a long line of "Infidel" apparel and gear.

Exhausted from how they feel they're being perceived, troops have taken to wearing patches and carrying items that label themselves infidels, and offer translation in local dialect.

In the Muslim world an infidel means literally "one without faith" who rejects the central teachings of Islam. tracked down Clayton Montgomery at Mil-Spec Monkey, a large online seller of infidel gear, who says his most popular item by far is the "Pork Eating Crusader Patch."

The patch includes an image of a knight in a Crusade's tunic, eating what appears to be a large ham hock, and lest there be any confusion — a translation in Arabic.

They haven't gone unnoticed. The website Muslim Awakening, posts a picture of what appears to be a German soldier with the patch adhered to his combat uniform.

Other items are more subtle.

There is the Infidel Zippo advertised as: "This one is small enough to hold some personal meaning and not be in-your-face to everyone you meet. It’s perfect for pulling out at just the right moment to get the full effect."

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