Friday, October 31, 2008

Absolutely Anything Is Possible Now With The Mass Murderers

Rand Lobbies Pentagon - Start War To Save US Economy

"According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.

A fierce debate has now ensued in China about who that foreign power may be, with China itself as well as Russia and even Japan suspected to be the targets of aggression.

The reports cite French media news sources as having uncovered the proposal, in which RAND suggested that the $700 billion dollars that has been earmarked to bailout Wall Street and failing banks instead be used to finance a new war which would in turn re-invigorate the flagging stock markets."


Only war or terrorism could help McCain now

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Fascists Are Setting The Stage For Civil War

I've come to understand over the years that there's a rock solid minority of bootlicking mouthbreathers who will support any suit that mumbles some buzzwords and yanks their emotional chains. That's true with this Diebold Premier selection process too. Maybe 25% of the population, tops. I mean they'll support their fascist even if he's caught in bed with a live boy and a dead girl.

McSame has that demographic behind him and that's all he has. You know, the banksters and military contractors and lobbyists and brain dead Fox watchers. The overwhelming support has been with democrats. Most every poll shows that in a free and fair election where legitimate votes are counted, Obama will crush McSame by a large margin. People have had it up to their eyeballs with despicable fascist criminality and warmongering scumbags. The polls show it, the crowds show it, and even the media is disgusted with the most insulting neocon ticket in american political history.

But that won't stop the fascists from trying to steal the reins of power yet one more time. They're hard at work right now, right in front of our eyes, doing everything possible to purge voters and to make it appear this is neck and neck and down to the wire. McSame even exhibited the tried and true fascist tendency for projection to accuse the democrats of voter fraud. This is their plan A, to make us think it's a horserace, so that when they use the corrupted machines to flip the votes it won't seem too outrageous. Plan B is to start another shooting match that their propaganda shills in the MSM will play up as good for McCain's phony security credentials. They did a good job of trying that the other day. If they seriously go that route it will most likely begin with a false flag disaster.

If John McCain is declared president this country will be torn apart by the obvious corruption and lying deceit.
But of course, fascism usually comes with it's twofer, martial law.

One out of five Colorado voters purged from voter registration

1.1 Million Purged from Indiana Voter Registration Rolls According to State Data

Fascists put voter suppression in overdrive

Fear and hate is the fascist M.O.

And they just make shit up

Touch screen machines wildly miscount voting

Phony flier says Virginians vote on different days

"A phony State Board of Elections flier advising Republicans to vote on Nov. 4 and Democrats on Nov. 5 is being circulated in several Hampton Roads localities, according to state elections officials."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Babies Don't Lie

Und Der Body Cavity Auch

Yet another constitution free zone. Again, this has absolutely nothing to do with "terrorism", as a matter of fact this is terrorism, state terrorism. All this invasive crap is designed to force a fearful populace into willingly giving up their privacy, something a nascent police state absolutely has to have.

Metro To Begin Random Bag Searches

"WASHINGTON -- Metro announced Monday that it will begin randomly searching passengers' bags as part of an initiative to deter terrorist attacks. (...)

Transit Police Chief Michal Taborn explained how the random bag search program will work.

"At the beginning of an operation, a number will be selected by me or my designee -- let's say the number is 14. Every 14th customer who enters the station with a carry-on item will be taken off to the side and asked to open his or her carry-on item."

A team of five to eight transit police officers will visually inspect bags for explosive devices. If an officer feels it is necessary, a bomb sniffing dog will be used to check the bag as well.

"I'd say it would take in the neighborhood of eight to 15 seconds to visually inspect an average item such as a purse, briefcase, gym bag, or shopping bag," Taborn says.

If transit police uncover anything other than an explosive that is illegal -- like drugs -- that rider will be cited or prosecuted."

Some Get Bailouts, Some Get This

Anger at 222% Christmas credit card

"Major high-street retailers are targeting poor families with bad credit records to prop up their Christmas sales during the credit crisis.

Dozens of high street stores are taking part in a doorstep lending scheme which charges poor families extreme rates of interest. Woolworths, Comet, B&Q and Mothercare and 92 other retailers have been accepting vouchers that are repaid by borrowers at an annual percentage rate of 222 per cent – more than 10 times the rate of a credit card."

And speaking of the recent swindle bailout:

10% of bailout goes to pay and bonuses

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tarantulas On The Move

During Bunny Teatime this morning, as the sun rose up over the mountains twenty miles away, the Mrs and I got treated to a stunning coyote song from across the arroyo. The whole pack joined in from little squeaks to long mournful wails. This set off packs from at least two other places until we were surrounded by yipping and yowling, something that hadn't happened yet in the daytime and instantly froze our cottontail friends in their tracks. With all this succulent flesh hopping and munching around you just knew the dogs weren't far behind, and for whatever reason (sheer joy at another nice, warm day? marking territory?), they cut loose with great song.

I never would have guessed it but the Big Arachnids in this whole region have mating habits just like elk and deer, at least according to local rangers. Twice now on backroads we came across tarantulas that were obviously on a trek of some sort. Seems when the weather turns the males get the urge to merge and set off Xcountry with a purpose. One was a big old guy, about six inches in wingspan with grizzled grey whiskers. Even after I picked him up and playfully put him on the Mrs' arm, all he wanted to do was to get going again on his hairy mission of love. (Just kidding.)

Rattlesnakes, on the other hand, seem to have disappeared for the season.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Get Set For The Big Con

Preparing the Cover Story for the Theft of the Election

"Two weeks to go and the machine is starting to prepare the narrative for how it is possible that John McCain won the 2008 Presidential election. With every poll showing an Obama lead of anywhere from 10-14 points for the past few weeks, suddenly today the Associated Press announced a new poll that shows the race in a dead heat. Nonsense. With the backdrop of the Kennedy-Palast reporting on how the GOP has already started the systematic theft of the election this poll today is just the coverage they need to pretend that the results of a McCain victory will be legitimate. If McCain does indeed go on to steal the election, no doubt his supporters will point to this bogus poll to refute the other polls."

Your Papers, Schnell

This is not good news. No one should be fooled by explaining this away as stopping illegal immigrants.
If these "agents" are foreigners that worsens the problem and increases the possibility of violence by orders of magnitude, because there are still some american men who won't stand for it.

Homeland Security Assuming Broad Powers, Turning Vast Swaths Of US Into "Constitution Free Zone"

"You’re driving along a remote, dusty road, when suddenly you come upon a border patrol checkpoint. There, agents demand to see your identity papers, and search your car. You are taken by surprise, because you know you haven’t wandered across the Texas-Mexico border. In fact, you’re quite sure of that, because you’re driving through rural Wisconsin countryside west of Green Bay. Even the Canadian border is more than 90 miles away."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Learning Patience

I haven't a clue about what's going on in the world.

The Mrs and I are in transition from our tired old yuppiness to a new and improved remote and mobile existence. What we have to do is wait several weeks until funds are taken care of and then we can complete this honker of a change; until then I have to wait and make do with library computers because yet another Dell withered and died in my hands. Not that it's such a bother, these wonderful libraries. Years ago when they first hooked up to the internets you needed to give ID and take a number and they spied on you to make sure you weren't all kiddie porn on them. Now even in the smallest of hamlets all over the west it's the most natural thing in the world to just walk in and start surfing.

We're camped at a National Monument in the most sublimely beautiful desert environment one can imagine. Nearest town is forty miles distant and we travel back every three to four days for supplies and maybe some gas. We'll be here for at least two more weeks before we can move on.

Out in the desert TV is a distant memory and radio is a spotty nightime skip, so like I said I'm clueless about it all. Except the sun still comes up in the right place, the rabbits graze in front of camp when I bring my tea outside in utter desert silence to catch the show, and speaking of performances, tonight the Orionid meteor swarm stars in some of the darkest skies I've ever seen. No, it's not bad at all.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Can The Election Be Any More Corrupted?

I'm sure they'll find a way.

Election already stolen

"Don't worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of "GOP vote tampering" on a massive scale."

voters angry over switched votes

"At least three early voters in Jackson County had a hard time voting for candidates they want to win.

Virginia Matheney and Calvin Thomas said touch-screen machines in the county clerk's office in Ripley kept switching their votes from Democratic to Republican candidates."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Parsing Barbie

I imagine task number one for her handlers was to get Palin to speak comprehensible english in intelligible sentences after her disastrous first few outings. That was probably why they kept her out of the public eye for so long before that "debate" with Biden. Just tossing out buzzwords in a random manner might have fooled a few mouthbreathers but it must have excruciatingly hard to coach her to reach the rest of us english speaking folks.

Diagramming Sarah

"There are plenty of people out there—not only English teachers but also amateur language buffs like me—who believe that diagramming a sentence provides insight into the mind of its perpetrator. The more the diagram is forced to wander around the page, loop back on itself, and generally stretch its capabilities, the more it reveals that the mind that created the sentence is either a richly educated one—with a Proustian grasp of language that pushes the limits of expression—or such an impoverished one that it can produce only hot air, baloney, and twaddle.

I found myself considering this paradox once again when confronted with the sentences of Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee. No one but a Republican denial specialist could argue with the fact that Sarah Palin's recent TV appearances have scaled the heights of inanity. The sentences she uttered in interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and Katie Couric seem to twitter all over the place like mourning doves frightened at the feeder. Which left me wondering: What can we learn from diagramming them?"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meanwhile, Endless Resources For The War Machine

The Pentagon has reportedly proposed a $450 billion increase in the military budget in a move believed to be in preparation for a war.

"The new military budget estimate for the next five years is expected to be revealed shortly before President George W. Bush leaves office in January 2009. (...)

The new budget numbers raise speculation about the likelihood of a new US military engagement as it highlights Defense Department fears that the already record-high military budgets would be grossly insufficient in the years ahead."

One Business Not Sagging During Economic Downturn

Prostitution has not suffered drop-off despite economic meltdown

"It's still a good time to be morally bankrupt.

The plunging Dow Jones and panicky investors are hardly a problem for the world's oldest profession, where business is still brisk.

"The market is down, business is down, but we feel it less," said Dylan, 24, a promotional model-turned-Manhattan prostitute. "We're still busy."

But those woodies may disappear shortly.

A $516 Trillion Time Bomb About To Explode

"The complex and opaque derivatives markets in which these hedge funds played has been dubbed the world's biggest black hole because they operate outside of the grasp of governments, tax inspectors and regulators. They operate in a parallel, shadow world to the rest of the banking system. (...)

Most markets have something behind them. Central banks require reserves – something that backs up the transaction. But derivatives don't have anything – because they are not real money, but paper money."

Friday, October 10, 2008

It All Just Sort Of Happens

That's the new reality after eight sickening years of murderous criminality - no oversight, no connecting the dots, no responsibility. Brazen illegality committed time and again as if the perps couldn't care less if anyone is paying attention or not. Chris Floyd points out that the fix is in, again, for the presidential race fraud.

Without a Trace: The Smokeless Gun of Flagrant Election Fixing

"The idea of "victimless crimes" has been around for a long time, but the ultra-modern 21st century has given us a bold new concept: perpetratorless crimes.

This is by now a familiar dynamic: Outright, undeniable crimes are committed, often very heinous ones -- mass murder, military aggression, torture, vast financial corruption and fraud, warrantless spying, egregious violations of the Constitution -- but somehow, no one is actually responsible for them. They just sort of, you know, happened, all by themselves.

The most we can possibly do about these crimes is to conduct a non-binding "investigation" -- preferably by a committee of "serious" Establishment figures -- who will then offer suggestions on how to avoid such unseemly situations in the future. Of course, most of the time it would be too "divisive," too "partisan," to do even that much. But in any case, you certainly can't prosecute anyone for these crimes.

(This innovative concept only covers crimes in which powerful people might be involved, of course. Any ordinary person remains subject to the full weight of the increasingly draconian law -- although, if said ordinary person was commiting crimes at the behest of powerful people, the application of the law can suddenly become miraculously light, or even non-existent.)

The New York Times points us to yet another of these perpetratorless crimes. In fact, the venerable Gray Goose -- sorry, Gray Lady -- of American journalism acts as close accomplice of a crime wave that seems to strike nationwide every two to four years: the deliberate and illegal disenfranchisement of millions of citizens, almost all of them the poorest and most marginalized in American society.

After eight years of a veritable Ossa of evidence of gamed, thrown, fixed and finagled elections, this week the NY Times bestirred itself to notice that something might possibly be amiss in the nation's electoral process. A headline writer topped the story with weakest possible statement of the undeniable truth: "States' Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal." And you can bet your bottom dollar (as it falls through the bottomless pit of the Beltway bailout banditry) that if the New York Times deigns to acknowledge even the "appearance" of some mischance in the divinely ordained machinery of the Establishment, the actual rot is very far gone indeed.

Thus the thoroughgoing disenfranchisement of eligible voters -- as many as three million in 2004, as Greg Palast has noted -- has finally spilled into the paper's sacred precincts. The first paragraph puts in plainly:

Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law, according to a review of state records and Social Security data by The New York Times.

Hard to put it more plainly than that: voters in key states are being disenfranchised in violation of federal law. In other words, a very serious crime is being committed, a bloody shiv job to the heart of the democratic process.

Wow! Wonder who could be behind such a brazen and dastardly crime -- a crime that benefits very powerful people seeking even greater power? Why, no one, of course! Here's the very next paragraph of the story:

The actions do not seem to be coordinated by one party or the other, nor do they appear to be the result of election officials intentionally breaking rules, but are apparently the result of mistakes in the handling of the registrations and voter files as the states tried to comply with a 2002 federal law, intended to overhaul the way elections are run.

You see? It just sort of, you know, happened. And even though these open violations of federal law -- i.e., crimes -- are affecting likely Democratic voters "disproportionately," the Times says, they are not being directed by anyone toward any particular aim. Nope. It's just some kind of strange repeat of this really weird thing that happened back in 2004 and 2000, when the same kind of people were tossed from the voting rolls by the multitude."

Monday, October 06, 2008

On The Road

Funny how being away from the internet and relying on radio news at the top of the hour to stay informed leaves one feeling like you're on another planet. My laptop went poof and this is the first time I've been near a computer for a week. What a cold, cold feeling.
However from Fox and ABC radio news I know that OJ was found guilty, there was a bus accident in California and Obama said something nasty about McSame. Not much grist for the blog entry mill, I tell you. I could make this a diary but I sure wouldn't want to read about me, so I'm going to wait until we're situated, hopefully with satellite internet and a couple of decent laptops that won't go down like a stock market.

added 10/10/08 - Couple observations from our travels. In Utah we passed communities by the dozens where whole neighborhoods are deserted. These were bedroom towns for the bigger cities, located next to highways. They were mostly planned developments and completely built and I saw probably that 75% to 90% of the houses have never been lived in and already show some weathering. Thought that ran through my head - what if they built a house and no one came?
To get to our bug out we stayed some nights on the road at RV campgrounds. In years past there was always a mix of trailer and motorhome types, some new, some well used. Now it seems the only vehicles you'll see in places like these are the high end monsters. Not one older, smaller plebeian camper to be seen.
Another indication to me that it's all changing. For the worse.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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