Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get Set For The Next False Flag Lollapalooza

Two Men Held On Terrorism Precrime Charges as Anti-Muslim Hysteria Reaches Fevered Pitch
"The arrest of two men in Amsterdam on “preparation of a terror attack” charges could not have come at a more opportune time.It appears the arrest of two men in Amsterdam on “preparation of a terror attack” charges is designed to coincide with the staged Ground Zero Mosque charade. Over the last couple weeks, the corporate media and neocon proponents of the forever war waged against Islam have stoked the flames of hatred.
On Saturday morning, a suspicious fire destroyed construction equipment at the site of a
future mosque in Tennessee. Prior to this act of vandalism, a Muslim taxi cab driver in New York was assaulted. Ahmed H. Sharif, who was stabbed by a student, said he has no doubt the attack was fueled by anti-Muslim bias.
The Republican neocon media has exploited the mosque issue for weeks. The issue was created specifically to get the cynical demonization process of Islam back on track as new wars are being hatched behind the scenes."

As soon as I heard of this absurdity, two guys arrested for taping some watches together in their airline luggage, alarm bells went off and I thought to myself, well here we go again.
It's a constant thing now, this phony "news". Aside from local weather and some local man bites dog stories everything we hear from ABCBSCNNNPR is complete crap, designed to make us think the way our controllers want us to think. With this so called terror bullshit it's been a steady diet of failed staged events to propel the fascist agenda. Ever wonder why those terrorists are such sloppy operatives? The fascist propagandists don't ever want bombs to go off or passenger planes to crash; they just want the fear they can generate and the justification to strip us of more rights and dignity.

Really, think about it, the elite manipulating scum never want you to connect their handiwork and laugh uproariously at our cluelessness. The endless series of FBI sponsored loser clubs, the liquid bomber, the crotchbomber, the shoe bomber, all designed to further the fascist agenda with clumsy fearmongering.
Oh fucking come on. This goofy looking patsy made hundreds of millions of passengers go barefoot in airports?


It's all staged theater and meant to give us booster shots of 'war on terrorism'. This latest pre crime idiocy is being given big play on all so called news outlets. ( How far NPR has fallen ) If these fifteen minutes of fame operatives were regular passengers who just happened to like taping watches together or if this is yet another indication of some shadowy organization who wants to 'kill us for our freedoms' then I have a bridge to sell in Brooklyn. It's just more of the same manufactured crap, courtesy of the usual suspects, to make us think their terror charade is real and to prepare us for another boffo mooslim attack, or yet one more surge of corporate profits from Yemen or Somalia or wherever resources need to be stolen and american kids have to die.

The enemies of humanity and their empty suit puppets

"It is a very simple thing. The banking and crime empire of the false nation of Israel is one expression of the darkest possibilities of those who masquerade as members of the human race."

Bonfire of the Korans - An unfolding global Anti-Muslim crusade

Muslim hatred was a deliberate political strategy first put into practice when the Reagan mob took over Washington. The fascists knew they had to come up with some new booga booga to replace the Commie menace which was on the way out as a viable fear inspiring menace. Endless enemies is the name of the game. This dovetailed nicely with eliminating Israel's competitors for hegemony in the middle east.
Thus began the slow indoctrination of the west to "Islamic terror" with Cia/Mossad false flag bombings, kidnapping and plane hijackings all blamed on the swarthies. Hollywood did it's part. It all culminated with 9/11 and the fairy tail which the dullards believe to this day. Of course the muslims will again be scapegoated, this time to be mass murdered in widespread genocide for the ziofascist final solution.
On the anniversary of Black Tuesday watch the manipulating demagogues whip the braindead slobs into frothing, hateful frenzy, just the sort of mindset needed to know who to blame for, say, a dirty bomb in a US city.

Selling The Awesomeness Of The Fascists' Toys

Monday, August 30, 2010

How Bad Is It?

Public health care is dying.

Cash-Poor Governments Ditching Public Hospitals

"Faced with mounting debt and looming costs from the new federal health-care law, many local governments are leaving the hospital business, shedding public facilities that can be the caregiver of last resort."

Illiteracy is thriving.

7,000 US High School Students Drop Out Every Day

"An incomprehensible 42 million Americans cannot read, write or perform simple math. Another 50 million Americans cannot read past the 4th grade level. (Source: National Right to Read Foundation)

The Foundation reported, "According to current estimates, the number of functionally illiterate adults is increasing by approximately two and one quarter million persons each year. This number includes nearly 1 million young people who drop out of school before graduation, 400,000 legal immigrants, 100,000 refugees, and 800,000 illegal immigrants, and 20 percent of all high school graduates. Eighty-four percent of the 23,000 people who took an exam for entry-level jobs at New York Telephone in 1988, failed."

added - Homelessness Up 50% In New York City

Did you catch the above numbers? Fully 1/3 of all americans are functionally illiterate.
That we're on the fast track to third world purulence was really hammered home to me over the past decade. I've driven about fifty to sixty thousand miles all over the country during that time, and this nation is falling to pieces. From the bayou bridge system around New Orleans to the vast stretches of interstate highways to all the closed rest stops, america's artery systems are a battered joke. I'm very much surprised more bridges haven't collapsed in broken heaps like that one on I35 in Minneapolis two years ago. Most of this country's road systems will ruin your wheels and steering and break your axles now. I84 out of Boise was so bad in a truck I had to keep my mouth closed tight to avoid busting my teeth.

I drove to Florida a half year ago and found an entire stretch of Alabama around Montgomery and Birmingham that looked like the culmination of WW2. I've read Detroit is now a broken, rotting shell ready to be bulldozed. Katrina is still written large over a big part of New Orleans, easily seen from I10. Funny how all three places I just mentioned are predominently black.

Whitebread country has completely collapsed too. You probably can't get more white than Utah and when we drove down the west side of the state on back roads two years ago there was a hundred mile stretch of deserted housing. Mile after mile, tens of thousands of unsold or deserted homes with broken windows and collapsed porches in proposed bedroom communities for Salt Lake were being reclaimed by nature. About every other piece of property we drove by in southern Arizona was either abandoned or being sold. Most out of the way desert towns are emptying at record pace. One out of six citizens of hell hole america relies on poverty support.

Governments at every level have utterly failed. We're hip deep in the accelerating process of devolving into half sick, dimwitted and thuggishly tribal confusion, easily outfoxed by shiny technology and wandering through the poisonous muck of what used to be any kind of a future at all. It's a manufactured, slow motion collapse with the vultures ready to swoop in to buy it all up at bargain basement prices, with the train wreck poised to be given a shot of methamphetamine if one of those hurricanes drenches the southeast with BP toxins. Like fingernails that grow a while on a corpse, this society is lurching a few steps more even though it's already dead on it's feet. Meanwhile as the toothy chamber of commerce types and lying corporate media whores assure you of otherwise, get used to the stench.

Have Some Food On Hand Or Think The Bill Of Rights Was A Good Idea?

The fascists will treat you as a threat.

Department of Justice Lists Survivalists, Constitutionalists in Extremism Guide

"A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists “constitutionalists” and “survivalists” alongside organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood. The 120-page, “Law Enforcement Sensitive” guide to “Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism – Terms and Concepts” describes itself as “a glossary designed primarily as a tool for criminal justice professionals to enhance their understanding of words relating to extremist terminology, phrases, activities, symbols, organizations, and selected names that they may encounter while conducting criminal investigations or prosecutions of members of extremist organizations.”
Constitutionalist, defined by Random House’s 2010 Dictionary as an “adherent or advocate of constitutionalism or of an existing constitution”, is described in the report as a “generic term for members of the ‘patriot’ movement”. Survivalists are described in the document as fearing a “coming collapse of civilization” and are trying to prepare themselves for this collapse. Such individuals are said to have “typically stockpiled food, water, and weapons, especially the latter, and instructed themselves on topics ranging from first aid to childbirth to edible plants”.

Men Versus The Plastic Menace

Chemicals in plastics can increase testosterone in men

"A chemical found in plastics has been shown to increase testosterone levels in men, British researchers reported on Wednesday. They found that men who had high levels of the chemical bisphenol A also had higher testosterone levels compared to men with lower levels of the chemical in their bodies. The chemical, also known as BPA, is commonly found in plastic products around the world."

Curse of the man boobs

"Man boobs are caused by hormonal imbalances or excess fat in the body. Testosterone is converted into its estrogen with the help of an enzyme known as Aromatase. This conversion should not take place in large quantities."

Shooting blanks

Reasons include chemicals in plastics - "plastic softening chemicals like Phthalates, hydrocarbons (ethylbenzene, benzene, toluene, and xylene)"

Hey Chrome Dome

"Men's issues - Male patterned baldnes"

Soggy burritos

The Tribe Shall Never Be Wrong

Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinain schoolgirl

"An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday.
The soldier, who has only been identified as "Captain R", was charged with relatively minor offences for the killing of Iman al-Hams who was shot 17 times as she ventured near an Israeli army post near Rafah refugee camp in Gaza a year ago.
The manner of Iman's killing, and the revelation of a tape recording in which the captain is warned that she was just a child who was "scared to death", made the shooting one of the most controversial since the Palestinian intifada erupted five years ago even though hundreds of other children have also died.
After the verdict, Iman's father, Samir al-Hams, said the army never intended to hold the soldier accountable.
"They did not charge him with Iman's murder, only with small offences, and now they say he is innocent of those even though he shot my daughter so many times," he said. "This was the cold-blooded murder of a girl. The soldier murdered her once and the court has murdered her again. What is the message? They are telling their soldiers to kill Palestinian children."
The military court cleared the soldier of illegal use of his weapon, conduct unbecoming an officer and perverting the course of justice by asking soldiers under his command to alter their accounts of the incident.
Capt R's lawyers argued that the "confirmation of the kill" after a suspect is shot was a standard Israeli military practice to eliminate terrorist threats.
Following the verdict, Capt R burst into tears, turned to the public benches and said: "I told you I was innocent."

Rabbi calls for plague on Palestinians

"May God strike them down with the plague, along with all Palestinians who persecute Israel."

How to Kill Goyim and Influence People: Israeli Rabbis Defend Book's Shocking Religious Defense of Killing Non-Jews

"As soon as it was published late last year,Torat Ha'Melech sparked a national uproar. The controversy began when an Israeli tabloid panned the book's contents as "230 pages on the laws concerning the killing of non-Jews, a kind of guidebook for anyone who ponders the question of if and when it is permissible to take the life of a non-Jew." According to the book's author, Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, "Non-Jews are "uncompassionate by nature" and should be killed in order to "curb their evil inclinations." "If we kill a gentile who has has violated one of the seven commandments… there is nothing wrong with the murder," Shapira insisted. Citing Jewish law as his source (or at least a very selective interpretation of it) he declared: "There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults."


Cash Criminalization

The Death Of Cash? All Over The World Governments Are Banning Large Cash Transactions

"Are we witnessing the slow but certain death of cash in this generation? Is a truly cashless society on the horizon? Legislation currently pending in the Mexican legislature would ban a vast array of large cash transactions, but the truth is that Mexico is far from alone in trying to restrict cash. All over the world, governments are either placing stringent reporting requirements on large cash transactions or they are banning them altogether. We are being told that such measures are needed to battle illegal drug traffic, to catch tax evaders and to fight the war on terror. But are we rapidly getting to the point where we will have no financial privacy left whatsoever? Should we just accept that we have entered a time when the government will watch, track and trace all financial transactions? Is it inevitable that at some point in the near future ALL transactions will go through the banking system in one form or another (check, credit card, debit card, etc.)?
The truth is that we now live at a time when people who use large amounts of cash are looked upon with suspicion. In fact, authorities in many countries are taught that anyone involved in a large expenditure of cash is trying to hide something and is probably a criminal.
And yes, a lot of criminals do use cash, but millions upon millions of normal, law-abiding citizens simply prefer to use cash as well. Should we take the freedom to use cash away from the rest of us just because a small minority abuses it?
Unfortunately, the freedom to use cash is being slowly stripped away from us in an increasingly large number of countries.
In fact, as countries like Mexico "tighten the noose" around big-ticket cash purchases, our freedom to use cash is going to erode rather rapidly.
The following is a summary of some of the very tight restrictions being placed on large cash transactions around the globe right now....
In Mexico, a bill before the legislature would completely ban the purchase of real estate in cash. In addition, the new law would ban anyone from spending more than MXN 100,000 (about $7,700) in cash on vehicles, boats, airplanes and luxury goods.
$7,700 is not a very high limit, and this legislation has some real teeth to it. Anyone violating this law would face up to 15 years in prison.
In Europe, some of the "austerity packages" being introduced in various European nations include very severe restrictions on the use of cash.
In Greece, all cash transactions above 1,500 euros are being banned starting next year. The following is a comment by Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou at a press conference discussing the new austerity measures as reported by Reuters....
"From 1. Jan. 2011, every transaction above 1,500 euros between natural persons and businesses, or between businesses, will not be considered legal if it is done in cash. Transactions will have to be done through debit or credit cards"
Even Italy has gotten into the act. As part of Italy's new "austerity measures", all cash transactions over 5,000 euros will be banned. It is said this is being done to crack down on tax evasion, but even if this is being done to take down the mafia this is still quite severe.
The United States
The U.S. government has not banned any large cash transactions, and hopefully it will not do so any time soon, but it sure has burdened large cash transactions with some heavy-duty reporting requirements.
For example, your bank is required to file a currency transaction report with the government for every deposit, withdrawal or exchange over $10,000 in cash.
Not only that, but if a bank "knows, suspects, or has reason to suspect" that a transaction involving at least $5,000 is "suspicious", then another report must be filled out. This second type of report is known as a suspicious activity report, and it is also filed with the government.
But the reporting does not stop there. As Jeff Schnepper explained in an article for MSN Money, if you are in business and you receive over $10,000 in cash in a single transaction you must report it to the IRS or you will go to prison.....
If you're in a business and receive more than $10,000 in cash from a single transaction, or from related transactions within a 12-month period, you have to file Form 8300 and report the buyer to the IRS. Don't file, and you go to jail.
The IRS isnt kidding. I had a client who was a dealer in Corvette sports cars. He told me he didnt have time to file the forms. I told him several times to file. He thought he knew better. He went to jail. So did his children who were involved in the business.
This is very, very serious.
Just because someone forgets to file a certain form with the IRS, that person can go do serious jail time?

Economic Gurus: Economic Armageddon Is Here

Sunday, August 29, 2010

How Bad Is It?

City gets tough with illegal garage sales crime wave

"LOGANSPORT, Ind. — The city of Logansport is cracking down on residents who fail to get a $5 permit before putting up signs advertising garage sales. The ordinance has been on the city books for about 30 years. City officials say it began when utility workers used to climb poles to work on lines. A pole full of nails from garage sale signs often created a safety hazard. Even though utility crews now use machines to access lines, Deputy Mayor Linda Klinck says the signs can become an eyesore because people don't remove them after the sale ends. They also can pose a safety hazard if placed over stop signs.
[ Not once in my life have I ever seen a garage sale ad put on a stop sign and I seriously believe this tool just pulled that out of his ass. ]
Building commissioner Gary Hostetler said he is going out on Saturdays seeking violations in an effort to fix the problem. He takes photos, removes the signs and sends letters to the sale operators asking them to appear before the Board of Works & Public Safety. "We said, 'Enough is enough,"' Hostetler said. A dozen people were called before the board earlier this month. Violators were informed of the rules and agreed to pay $10 fines for having a garage sale without a permit, but they left with a stern warning from Mayor Mike Fincher. "There is a permit required. They are $5. The fine for having a garage sale without a permit is $10. There is a fine also for signs," Fincher said."

Watering The Astro Turf

An army of mouthbreathers is a fascist wet dream.

The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party

"ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the “ground zero mosque.” This weekend, the scene shifted to Washington, where the avatars of oppressed white Tea Party America, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, were slated to “reclaim the civil rights movement” (Beck’s words) on the same spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream exactly 47 years earlier.
Vive la révolution!
There’s just one element missing from these snapshots of America’s ostensibly spontaneous and leaderless populist uprising: the sugar daddies who are bankrolling it, and have been doing so since well before the “death panel” warm-up acts of last summer. Three heavy hitters rule. You’ve heard of one of them, Rupert Murdoch. The other two, the brothers David and Charles Koch, are even richer, with a combined wealth exceeded only by that of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett among Americans. But even those carrying the Kochs’ banner may not know who these brothers are.
Their self-interested and at times radical agendas, like Murdoch’s, go well beyond, and sometimes counter to, the interests of those who serve as spear carriers in the political pageants hawked on Fox News. The country will be in for quite a ride should these potentates gain power, and given the recession-battered electorate’s unchecked anger and the Obama White House’s unfocused political strategy, they might.
All three tycoons are the latest incarnation of what the historian Kim Phillips-Fein labeled “Invisible Hands” in her prescient 2009 book of that title: those corporate players who have financed the far right ever since the du Pont brothers spawned the American Liberty League in 1934 to bring down F.D.R. You can draw a straight line from the Liberty League’s crusade against the New Deal “socialism” of Social Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission and child labor laws to the John Birch Society-Barry Goldwater assault on J.F.K. and Medicare to the Koch-Murdoch-backed juggernaut against our “socialist” president.
Only the fat cats change — not their methods and not their pet bugaboos (taxes, corporate regulation, organized labor, and government “handouts” to the poor, unemployed, ill and elderly)."

Gallic Military Dispatches Terrorist Poultry

Farmer sues French MoD after two low-flying fighter planes 'frighten 4,800 chickens to death'

"A French farmer is suing his country’s Ministry of Defence after two low-flying fighter jets caused 4,800 of his chickens to drop dead.
Etienne Le Mehaute said there was an 'almighty din' when the planes passed over his farm in Pelguien, Brittany, on Tuesday afternoon.
'We were having lunch when there this enormous roar of engines,' said Mr Le Mahaute. ‘We could feel the shockwaves down our back.
‘The chickens were absolutely terrified and thousands dropped dead. We piled their bodies up and there were some 4,800 who did not pull through.’"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ponderous Imperium

Travelling light, Obama-style: 20-vehicle convoy, SWAT team, Air Force One and nuclear codes accompany him on holiday


"The attention-grabbing column was headed by a titanium-plated Cadillac One dubbed The Beast for its five-inch thick bulletproof glass.
Other security measures in the Presidential limousine include unbreakable tyres, an air filtration system to protect against biological attack and a tear gas cannon.
The rest of the motorcade was made up of four bullet-proof vans filled with secret service agents, two buses for journalists and TV crews and an ambulance with six medics on board.
Additional security was provided in the shape of SWAT team van and a radar-jamming vehicle."

When the Bush mob went to Europe:


The Elites Have Lost The Right to Rule

Unstable Media Ego Has A Movement

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Glenn Beck Cult Holds Creepy Revival at Lincoln Memorial in DC

Glenn Beck For Dummies

Glenn Beck: "I didn't think I could hate victims faster than the 9/11 victims"

September 9, 2005: “You know it took me about a year to start hating the 9-11 victims' families? Took me about a year. [...] And when I see a 9-11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, "Oh shut up!" I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining. And we did our best for them.”

Cult of personality

True American Hero Vs The Fascist Heart Of Darkness

Part 2 Katrina Hero was Arrested, Labeled a Terrorist & Imprisoned

"Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-born New Orleans building contractor, stayed in the city while his wife and children left to Baton Rouge. He paddled the flooded streets in his canoe and helped rescue many of his stranded neighbors. Days later, armed police and National Guardsmen arrested him and accused him of being a terrorist. He was held for nearly a month, most of which he was not allowed to call his wife, Kathy."

Another Day, Another Mass Murder By What We're Supposed To Believe Are The Good Guys

NATO Kills Six Children in Afghanistan Air Strike

"In the wake of an attack on an apparent Taliban attack on a police station in the Kunar Province, NATO warplanes bombed a group of small children between the ages of 6-12, killing six of them and wounding one other.
The children were collecting scrap metal on a nearby mountain. There were apparently no Taliban at the site of the attack, according to local police. NATO said it was “aware” of the reports and is investigating.
The attack is the latest in a growing number of air strikes by NATO troops which have killed civilians in recent days. Last weekend a pair of strikes in Farah and Jowzjan Provinces killed three civilians and three police, respectively. NATO is still investigating those killings as well."

We are complacent serial murderers

"The truth that many Americans find hard to take is that that mass U.S. assassination on a scale unequaled in world history lies at the heart of America's military strategy in the Muslim world, a policy both illegal and never seriously debated by Congress or the American people. Conducting assassination operations throughout the 1.3 billon-strong Muslim world will inevitably increase the murder of civilians and thus create exponentially more "enemies," as Gen. McChrystal suggests–posing a major long-term threat to U.S. national security. This mass assassination program, sold as defending Americans, is actually endangering us all."

Friday, August 27, 2010

Record Of Your Life

Company presses your ashes into vinyl when you die

"Music lovers can now be immortalised when they die by having their ashes baked into vinyl records to leave behind for loved ones.
A UK company called And Vinyly is offering people the chance to press their ashes in a vinyl recording of their own voice, their favourite tunes or their last will and testament. Minimalist audiophiles might want to go for the simple option of having no tunes or voiceover, and simply pressing the ashes into the vinyl to result in pops and crackles.
The company was founded by Jason Leach, who co-founded the techno group and record label Subhead in the 1990s and has since founded a number of other labels, including House of Fix, Daftwerk and Death to Vinyl.
Leach explained to Wired.co.uk that there were a number of factors that made him launch the service, including thinking that he was “getting a bit old” and “might not be invincible”. His mother also started working at a funeral directors, which brought the whole funeral process closer to home. A third prompt was when he saw a TV programme that showed someone in America putting their ashes into fireworks, which made him think about how he might want to be remembered. And, he says, “It’s a bit more interesting than being in a pot on a shelf.”

Justice Is Blind

And has hairy palms.

Manhattan Judge Is Latest Government Employee Busted for Porn on the Job

"Manhattan Criminal Court Judge James D. Gibbons resigned last week after porn was discovered on his work computer. The evidence was turned over to the Manhattan district attorney's office, and presumably if Gibbons had not resigned, he could have been fired. The discovery "came as part of routine monitoring of courthouse personnel, said one of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing," The New York Times reports. Obviously, he should have known better, but incidents of getting caught with digital pornography on the job seem to be especially common among government employees, who are under more scrutiny as a result of their taxpayer-paid salaries."

Nightmare Hospitals

Misdiagnosed at a hospital, beaten for trying to leave

"UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) - A man who was hurt in a car crash but was misidentified as a cancer patient claims security guards at Prince George's Hospital beat him up when he tried to leave the hospital to avoid chest surgery he didn't need - "to have a potentially cancerous mass removed from his chest." He adds that one guard repeatedly called him "bitch" as he roughed him up. Joseph Wheeler says a June 23 car accident put him in the hospital, which is owned by Dimensions Health Corporation. When he woke up hungry on June 24 and asked a nurse for food, she told him he couldn't eat because he was scheduled for surgery, Wheeler claims in Prince George's County Court. Wheeler says the nurse checked his identification bracelet and told him the surgery was "to have a potentially cancerous mass removed from his chest." Wheeler says his ID bracelet "contained a name that was different from Mr. Wheeler's, appeared to be that of a woman, and had a birth date that was 13 years prior to his own." The complaint continues: "Mr. Wheeler, still in serious pain from the car accident and subsequent treatment from injuries sustained, was starting to fear for his safety as the hospital had misidentified him and he was being prepped to go into a surgery that he knew nothing about. "At this point, Mr. Wheeler's wife, Felicia Ann Wheeler, came into the room to see her husband. Mr. Wheeler immediately told Mrs. Wheeler about what was taking place. The Wheelers decided that it was in their best interest to leave Prince George's Hospital Center and seek medical care for Mr. Wheeler elsewhere." Mrs. Wheeler confirmed with nurses outside her husband's room that he was scheduled for cancer surgery, and when she told the nurses that she and her husband were leaving, "an argument ensued." According to the increasingly bizarre complaint, Mr. Wheeler, "hearing the argument, took out his I/V, got out of the hospital bed, put his clothes on, and started to walk out of the room. He was bleeding from the spot on his hand where that I/V had been connected. "Mrs. Wheeler and the nurse met Mr. Wheeler at the door. The nurse told Mr. Wheeler that he was not allowed to leave. She put a bandage on Mr. Wheeler's hand to stop the bleeding from the I/V spot, and then yelled for security. "Mr. Wheeler, now bandaged and clothed, began to walk toward the exit of the floor while his wife gathered the rest of his belongings. As he moved toward the exit, two large men in security uniforms moved quickly toward Mr. Wheeler." These men, defendants William Reese and Donovan Scott, worked for the hospital and/or defendant Broadway Services, according to the complaint. The Wheelers say the two security guards were "immediately hostile." "Defendant Scott harshly asked, 'Where do you think you're going?' Mr. Wheeler told both Reese and Scott that his business was finished at the hospital and that he was on his way out," the complaint states. "In the moments immediately following this exchange, defendant Scott began to appear angry and upset with Mr. Wheeler. He began to use profanity directed at Mr. Wheeler about getting back to Wheeler's 'damn room.' "At this point the two officers put on black padded gloves in front of Mr. Wheeler and defendant Scott started to hit his fist against his own hand and moved closer in proximity to Wheeler's face. Defendant Scott appeared angry and agitated." Wheeler, "in fear for his safety," tried to reason with the guards. "He told the officers that he had been in a serious car accident and suffered from multiple injuries to the torso and shoulders. Wheeler also told the officers that he was retired from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and that he knew that the security officers had no right or authority to detain him. Wheeler stated that he wanted to leave." At that point, Wheeler says, Scott grabbed him and shoved him "hard from behind into the adjacent wall and metal railing," hurting his ribs. The complaint continues: "Mr. Wheeler, in serious pain and feeling like he was going to black out, fell to floor. Defendant Scott stood over him and yelled, 'Get off the floor bitch! This game is over!' "Defendant Scott continued, 'I don't care who you think you are, this is my camp, you listen to what I got to say!' The vocal officer then grabbed Mr. Wheeler and pulled him up off of the ground as Wheeler pleaded with the officer to stop hurting him. "At this point the defendant Reese said to the vocal officer, 'Man, ease up on him. He might really be hurt.' Defendant Scott replied, 'Hell no, he don't come up in here and be telling us what the fuck to do!'" As the two guards "escorted" him back to his room, "Scott accused Wheeler of attempting to push the second officer down a flight of stairs," and "continued to shout expletives at Wheeler," according to the complaint. Wheeler says the men took him to the hospital security office, where an unidentified lieutenant questioned him. "After Mr. Wheeler explained what had happened, the lieutenant looked at Wheeler's hospital-provided identification bracelet and acknowledged that Wheeler had been misidentified," Wheeler says. But that was not the end of the conflict. Wheeler says the lieutenant became agitated when he would not return the incorrect bracelet, and ordered the security guards to stop him from leaving. He says a plainclothes hospital employee, a woman he identifies as an "administrator ... intervened in the conversation" and after he explained the situation, said she would make sure he "would have his own private room and any type of drug he wanted, just to name the pain killer." Wheeler says he and his wife chose to leave the hospital, but when he tried to leave with the incorrect ID bracelet, one of the security guards "charged Wheeler, again calling Wheeler 'bitch,' and shoved him against the wall." "Mr. Wheeler spent the next three days at St. Mary's Hospital and was diagnosed with four broken ribs, a sprained shoulder, a ruptured spleen, and a concussion," he says."

Twelve years ago I took an unplanned dismount from my motorcycle. I was dead tired from moving and shouldn't have been riding that morning, went off the road in the Oregon coast range, sailed through the windscreen at about 35 - 40 mph and woke up in blackberry bushes.

Somehow my wife, who was driving ahead of me, felt something had happened and came back, loaded my busted carcass in the car and drove me to the hospital.

I beat myself up pretty good. My whole left side got crushed with my clavicle and all my ribs broken, spleen ruptured and a collapsed lung. Later on the Mrs said that when I got up or laid down in bed it sounded like a box of crackers.

In the hospital I deteriorated. Basically my wife was the only caregiver, trying to wipe me clean as I was laying in a pool of blood and pus. My fever spiked into pass out coma range off and on.

After five days I knew I was dying and had to get out of that place. They had given me two IVs but one was plugged and the other one, in my hand vein, was sideways, so I wasn't getting any morphine for the unbelievable pain. Somehow I found the strength to get out of bed, pull the IVs out and struggled into my street clothes.

When I walked out the staff saw me and called security. A bunch of nurses and security goons followed me into the elevator after I think I heard an alarm and some message over an intercom. When my entourage and I got down to ground floor I was confronted by another gaggle of clucking pencil pushers and goons.

At this point something happened. I was very, very weak and highly feverish and could barely walk. But when I was confronted by this group of shitbags who, I'm sure, were first going to talk me into going back to the room and stay in their hospital, and if I didn't listen they would force me, some sort of energy took over. I straightened up, looked them all in the eyes and calmly, rationally, told them all about the miserable care I was getting and how if I wanted to leave then it was my right to get the hell out of there. Where that came from I have absolutely no idea because I was in and out of consciousness. Maybe unlike the fellow in the above horror story, I'm a big muscular guy so they didn't dare to initially lay hands on me even in my busted condition, but it was this unexpected, mysterious energy that truly saved the day for me. I literally overcame their arguments and convinced them to allow me to leave without any violence.

My wife drove me home and I slept for 12 hours straight and broke that terrible fever.

I found out a few days later that the hospital had given me a blood infection from the shitty IVs, and for two weeks I had to carry a gizmo that pumped antibiotics into my arm or my heart valves would have shrivelled and died.

My wonderful wife continued to nurse me back to health.

So much so a month later with only one arm and one leg I dug a barren patch of dirt and put this little garden in at the house we moved to.

How Bad Is It?

One in four lap dancers has a degree, study finds

"The first academic research project into lap dancing has found that, rather than being uneducated young women who have been coerced into the industry, one in four dancers has a degree and has been attracted by the money.
Dancers took home an average of £232 a shift after paying commission and fees to the club, with most working between two and four shifts a week – giving them annual incomes of between £24,000 and £48,000 a year.
The researchers found no evidence of trafficking in the industry, and concluded that career and economic choices were motivations for dancing rather than drug use or coercion.
Aspiring actresses, models and artists used exotic dancing as a career strategy which fitted alongside their other work, training or studies.
Unemployed new graduates – mainly with arts degrees – were also dancing because they could not find graduate jobs and found that lap dancing paid much better than bar work.
The research by Dr Teela Sanders and Kate Hardy, from the University of Leeds, found the vast majority of dancers reported high rates of job satisfaction."

Thousands seeking help with mortgages jam Palm Beach County Convention Center

"Homeowners camp out in the rain before dawn today outside the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach in hopes of saving their homes."

Nobody wants to have kids

One in 10 Homeowners with a Mortgage Face Foreclosure

That we know about.

Unemployment Rate for 16 to 24 Year Olds Pushing 50%

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

"Long-time economic, political and market analyst Bob Chapman publishes the International Forecaster, offering incisive analysis absent through mainstream sources, especially important now given America's deepening economic crisis getting harder to conceal as evidence mounts.
His August 25 issue says the following:
"Twenty countries (including America) are headed into bankruptcy and more will follow. That brings up the subject of state debt in the US. America has been in an inflationary depression for 18 months. States have been cutting back for two years," but still face huge budget gaps required to be closed....2011 will be a terrible year (with) 80% of states expect(ing) deficits of more than $200 billion. 2012 looks even worse." Most worrisome, "there is no recovery and there never has been....the US economy and financial system is comatose." The worst is yet to come and will hit hard on arrival."

Celestial Billiards Table

Our terrifyingly crowded solar system

"It's not just our country that's a little over-crowded - our whole solar system is too.
A fascinating colour-coded video illustrates how we have become increasingly aware of the number of asteroids flying close to Earth as telescopes improve.
The footage shows the discovery of every new asteroid over the past three decades and charts it on an increasingly congested map of the solar system.
Created by British astronomer Scott Manley, the three-minute clip - which is the equivalent of two months per second - starts with a sprinkling of white 'dust' around the edge of the planets."
"Asteroids are small solar system bodies that orbit the sun. They are smaller than planets, and are sometimes referred to as minor planets.
Their size ranges from 950km for the largest known asteroid, Ceres, to just tens of metres across.
Small asteroids - five to 10 metres in diameter - enter the Earth's atmosphere about once a year, but normally explode before impact. Larger minor planets - of about 1km in size - strike every 500,000 years."

Jupiter Gets Smacked Again

Something big hit Venus last month

The Privileged And The Peons

You know exactly where you stand.

A Two-Tier Internet?

"The Internet as you know it is in serious, serious danger. Some of the most powerful communications companies in the world have been involved in negotiations and have been making agreements that would throw net neutrality out the window and would move us toward a two-tier Internet. So exactly what would that mean? It would mean that the big corporate giants that have a virtual monopoly on other forms of media and entertainment would be able to buy access to the blazing fast "next generation" Internet that communications companies are developing and the rest of us (like this site for example) would be stuck on the decaying "gravel roads" of the old Internet. The threat that this poses to freedom, liberty, Internet commerce and the free flow of information should not be underestimated.
I want you to take a few moments and imagine with me what the future of the Internet could look like if something is not done. Imagine a world in which your Internet service provider gives you more "choices" regarding your level of Internet access. For a "budget" price, you can get email and access to several hundred of the hottest and most popular websites (controlled by the big media conglomerates of course) on the incredibly fast "next generation" Internet. For a bit more, you can get access to thousands of websites (once again, controlled by the big media conglomerates) on the new blazing fast version of the Internet that has been developed. Or lastly, you can get the "premium package" which will give you access to the entire Internet, including the millions of websites that are still chugging along on the "old Internet".
Wouldn't that be great?
Of course not.
Isn't it obvious what
would happen?"

Video From Hell

Trapped Chilean miners sing national anthem in footage from inside mine

"One miner gives a guided tour of the small shelter where the men took refuge when a landslide trapped them inside the mine on 5 August.
He explains that he and his colleagues have enough room to stand and lie down, points out the "little cup to brush our teeth", and the place where they pray each day.
"We have everything organised," he says.
The few items they have are carefully laid out: a first aid cabinet, shelves holding unidentified bottles, mats in a corner for rest.
As the camera fixes on a table where dominoes have been laid out, the tour guide says that "this is where we entertain ourselves, where we play cards".
He added: "We meet here every day. We plan, we have assemblies here every day so that all the decisions we make are based on the thoughts of all 33."
Many of the miners appear in the video wearing their hard hats. As the camera pans to them, some flash peace signs, wave and smile. Others look groggy as if they have just woken up.
"Greetings to my family," says one unidentified man. "Get us out of here soon, please."

film here

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ethnic Cleansing, American Style

Five years ago Katrina drove me to start this blog. It was strikingly apparent that something was desperately wrong with that whole picture. It was made to happen, and was deliberately worsened. Take your pick from all the theories - social experiment, money, weather modification, racism, they're all equally valid to me.


Watching Out For Us

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This Day In History - 1609

Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
Church notables refused to look through it, many thinking they'd be commiting a sin.

Wogs Get Bloody Nose As They Don't Show Enough Respect For Their Betters

US troops fired on thousands of Afghan civilians as they protested outside the massive US military base at Bagram

US troops fired on thousands of Afghan civilians as they protested outside the massive US military base at Bagram on Monday.
A provincial police official said that at least one civilian was killed in the incident, but Nato asserted that no civilians had been killed or injured.
The Western military alliance claimed that soldiers had only fired "warning shots" to disperse residents after they surrounded a military patrol and attacked vehicles outside the sprawling facility with rocks and iron bars.
But Parwan province deputy police chief General Faqir Ahmad was adamant that one civilian had been killed - although he said he could not be sure who fired the fatal bullet.
Gen Ahmad said that the Nato shooting had served to enrage the crowd, which he put at about 2,000 people.
He said that some responded by using rocks and sticks to attack police and the head of the district government, Kabir Ahmad, who had tried to calm the situation.
He reported that Mr Ahmad and a police officer had sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Gen Ahmad went on to say that the rally had been triggered by the arrest of a religious teacher suspected of taking part in a rocket attack on occupation forces."

"Monday's clash between locals and occupation forces outside the Bagram base is the second such incident in 10 days.
On August 15 hundreds of residents participated in a militant demonstration in protest at the construction of military facilities on land owned by villagers."

Onward To Some Medieval Century

Be quiet, woman, and get your kosher ass to the rear of the bus.

Jerusalem rail firm planning to segregate carriages along gender lines

"The company building a light railway across Jerusalem is considering segregating some carriages along gender lines to serve the city’s ultra-orthodox Jewish population.
The railway, which is due to be operational next spring, could have separate compartments for men and women, Yair Naveh, the chief executive of CityPass, said today.
“The train was built to serve everyone,” he said. “It is not a problem to declare every third or fourth car a mehadrin [kosher] car.”
The suggestion was swiftly condemned by Jerusalem city councillor Rachel Azariya, who said: “Naveh was appointed to run a project – that doesn’t mean that he can tell people where to sit and where not to sit, nor does it mean that he knows anything about values and democracy.”
Under pressure from the influential and growing ultra-orthodox community, some bus lines in Jerusalem have introduced segregation, with women confined to the rear of the vehicle."

Expecting Something?

Russia orders £2000 inflatable copies of planes, tanks and missiles to fool enemies

"The Russian Defence Ministry has ordered elaborate inflatable copies of its most ubiquitous planes, tanks and missiles at a cost of almost £2,000 per model to fool its enemies in future conflicts."
"Inflatable military hardware is most effective in conflict situations when there is a need to confuse the enemy," the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper argued on Tuesday."

Historically the vaunted high tech american prowess has been easily hoodwinked by this use of decidedly low tech dummy ruse.
In 1999 when the US and NATO bombed the crap out of Serbian forces in Kosovo, this was typical of the headlines you saw in the media after 11 weeks of intense bombing and missile strikes that killed far more civilians than army personnel:

Serb army 'unscathed by Nato' - "Nato officers have been astonished that thousands of Yugoslav tanks, missile launchers, artillery batteries, personnel carriers and trucks have been withdrawn from the province with barely a scratch on them. At least 60,000 Yugoslav troops - rather than the 40,000 estimated - were waiting to fight the Western armies in Kosovo."

What the Serbs did was to extensively use fakes that completely fooled the idiots in the pentagon. With virtually unlimited firepower and gung ho brains stoked on amphetamines, desperate for ego massaging praise, american warriors repeatedly thought they were pulverizing massive amounts of Serb military hardware when they were merely blowing up wooden and rubber planes, tanks and missile launchers. I remember reading about Serbs laughing as cheap microwave ovens were used to simulate radar signatures with fake missile batterys, totally wasting NATO's murderous efforts. Phony bridges were quickly built over rivers and were destroyed again and again by million dollar cruise missiles. The Russians know what they're doing.

The Original Matrix

About the machinations of particularly ugly Illuminati types or ziofascists, you choose, although this was a 1988 film so it can be taken as a polemic against the asinine Reagan era and it's conspicuous consumption. But control was paramount by the bad guys in this flick and exposure of who theyreally were was the central theme.
If you haven't seen this John Carpenter film, Roddy Piper was a pro westler/actor who played a wandering laborer who stumbles on sunglasses that reveal a network of monsters. They had cloaked their hideous bodies and constant control tactics in a sort of early Matrix type of hallucination, while normal people were completely clueless, or served as useful idiots.

The movie is pretty cheesy and low budget but is eminently watchable despite that because the message turns out to be timeless. Rowdy Roddy was engaging enough, and his extended fistfight with Keith David is one of the most brutal ever put on film, probably due to Piper's famous theatrics in the pro wrestling ring. He's still around and active, living up near Portland in Oregon.

You can watch this B movie with a message here at Google video

Naked Body Scanners Or Sexual Assault

TSA's Frisky New Pat-Downs

"If you're traveling this summer and don't want a TSA agent to see your graphic full-body scan, you might have to opt for a grope. Reports have surfaced that passengers who've refused to go through the TSA's expensive and invasive body scanners have been treated to a more rigerous pat-down. "If anybody ever groped me like that in real life, I would have punched them in their nose,” one male traveler told the Boston Globe. “It was extremely invasive.. actually probing and pushing and seeing if I was concealing something in my genital area.”

The new "enhanced" pat-downs are different in that screeners are using the front of their hands to probe sensitive areas instead of the backs of their hands as they had previously. Another difference is screeners will use a sliding motion to move their hands over passengers' bodies instead of a patting motion. As one female passenger said, screeners touched her face, hair, and underneath and between her breasts in their search for weapons. These new pat-downs are currently being used at Boston's Logan airport and Las Vegas's McCarran airport, but the TSA plans to roll them out nationally. And in case there was any doubt, these touchy-feely pat-downs are just for those who refuse to have their bodies scanned. If you go through a regular metal detector, one source says, you would only get the regular, back-of-hand pat-down."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Take That

Neighbors upset after man opens 'homeless park' on unbuildable lot

"SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Neighbors in a central Maine town are upset that a landowner who can't build on his quarter-acre parcel has opened up his land as a "nature park" for the homeless.
An 84-year-old homeless man and his Rottweiler have set up camp on the property on Coburn Avenue in Skowhegan, a quiet residential street near downtown. A banner says, "Nature Park, Nature Trails for the Homeless People of Somerset County."
Neighbors tell the Morning Sentinel the neighborhood is inappropriate for a homeless encampment. They say landowner Bruce Obert, of Norridgewock, is miffed that zoning laws bar him from building on the land.
Obert says since he can't build, he decided to turn his property into a park for the homeless, complete with a picnic table and portable toilet."

True Sign Of A Depression: Mouthbreathers Can't Afford TV

Consumers Dropping Pay TV Services

"The number of subscribers to cable, satellite and telecom TV services in the U.S. fell for the first time ever in the second quarter, according to research firm SNL Kagan.
The U.S. multichannel TV market lost 216,000 customers last quarter, vs. a gain of 378,000 a year ago. The total number of subscribers to cable, satellite and telecom video fell to 100.1 million in the second quarter, SNL Kagan says.
Cable TV firms lost 711,000 subscribers last quarter, while satellite and telecom TV services managed to add 81,000 and 414,000 subscribers, respectively.
Are more people moving to Internet-based TV?
"Although it is tempting to point to over-the-top video as a potential culprit, we believe economic factors such as low housing formation and a high unemployment rate contributed to subscriber declines in the second quarter," said SNL Kagan analyst Mariam Rondeli."

Follow The 'Terror Money' Right Back To Faux

You Will Poison The Citizenry Or Else

City receives citation for not fluoridating water

"The City of Watsonville has been cited by the California Department of Public Health for failure to comply with an order by the state to fluoridate the water supply.

The citation was received by the city Thursday and demands written assurance from the city by Aug. 29 that it will comply, and plan and schedule for fluoridation submitted by Sept. 19.City Attorney Al Smith said the citation appeared “out of the clear blue.”“We have been in communication with the Department of Health Services,” he said. “I was surprised ... but it is what it is.”

Rare Uplifting YouTube

Gay couple lives in neighborhood.
Religious psychos show up to condemn their "sins" outside their house.
Neighbors assemble to kick their assholiness out.

Jupiter Gets Smacked Again

Good thing Papa Jup is out there soaking up the hits for us.

Nasa astronaut 'tweets' spectacular aurora photos taken from Space Station window

Pissing On The Fourth Amendment

Something tells me "molotov cocktail" might be a popular search term soon.

"As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets.
American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter x-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles to see their contents, Joe Reiss, a vice president of marketing at the company told me in an interview. While the biggest buyer of AS&E’s machines over the last seven years has been the Department of Defense operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Reiss says law enforcement agencies have also deployed the vans to search for vehicle-based bombs in the U.S.
“This product is now the largest selling cargo and vehicle inspection system ever,” says Reiss."

Monday, August 23, 2010

You Can't Win

Woman Ticketed For For Driving Too Slow

"BELEN, N.M. -- A Valencia County woman who was pulled over for driving too slow said state police went too far.
Jeanette Sedillo said was driving on Reinken Road in Belen, N.M., after 10 p.m. Wednesday when a state police officer pulled beside her and told her to get off the road.
Sedillo pulled into a parking lot, questioning what she did wrong.
Apparently, going too fast was not the problem: the officer wrote her a ticket for driving 6 mph under the speed limit.
"He said, 'You were going 34 in a 40,'" said Sedillo.
The citation said she violated the statute for minimum speed. Now, she has to pay a $70 fine for what she thought was careful driving.
Sedillo said there was little traffic in the area at the time and that she wasn't putting drivers in danger. She said state police went too far with the citation and that officers should be going after more serious offenders.
"They're just out to get anybody," said Sedillo."

If A Few Die, There's Always Plenty More

Military ray gun to be tested on inmates

"A military grade, high-tech ray gun that fires an invisible heat beam for unbearable pain will be tested on inmates in the sheriff's detention facility in Castaic, California officials said Friday. All military weapons must be tested on humans. Major loopholes exists that allow the U.S. government to run experiments on individual and populated geographical areas.
"The 'Assault Intervention System' (AIS) developed by the Raytheon Co., could give the Sheriff's Department 'another tool' to quell disturbances at a 65-inmate dormitory at the Pitchess Detention Center's North County Correctional Facility, said Cmdr. Bob Osborne, head of the technology exploration branch of the sheriff's Department of Homeland Security Division," reports Blacklisted News..
Osborne said, "We're looking to see if we can exploit this science for the benefit of the Corrections Department."
"Sheriff's Deputy David Judge manned the controls and fired the beam, using a joystick and a monitor, not unlike a video game, to aim the ray gun's camera."
On Mar 2, 2008, 60 Minutes on CBS News repored on the ray gun in its program, The Pentagon's Ray Gun reported by David Martin.
The new technology is under the misnomer, non-lethal weapons. As William Thomas revealed in 2005, the so-called non-lethal weaponry has also been tested and used on Iraqi civilians.
A US army veteran told the Examiner that the new weaponry burns holes straight through Iraqis, killing them, remotely, without bloodshed. Civilians on a bus were killed that way.
Thomas wrote about new weaponry:
"Very Low Frequency (VLF) weapons include the dozens of 'poppers' currently deployed in Iraq, which can be dialed to or 'long wave' frequencies capable of traveling great distances through the ground or intervening structures. As air force Lt Col. Peter L. Hays, Director of the Institute for National Security Studies reveals, 'Transmission of long wavelength sound creates biophysical effects; nausea, loss of bowels, disorientation, vomiting, potential internal organ damage or death may occur.'" (See: Microwaving Iraq, Pacifying Rays Pose New Hazards in Iraq, Rense. www.rense.com/general62/mciro.htm)
"Hays calls VLF weapons 'superior' because their directed energy beams do not lose their hurtful properties when traveling through air to tissue. A French weapon radiating at 7 hertz "made the people in range sick for hours."
"According to members of Hank's former unit, constant exposure to invisible emissions from radar and radio rigs -- as well as to their own microwave weapons -- is backfiring. 'Our people are driven nuts,' Hank says. 'It makes them stupid for two or three days.'
With the US troops' highest suicide rates in history, one wonders if new weaponry that "makes them stupid" might be partially responsible, especially combined drugs they are provided and war crimes they are ordered to commit. Thomas learned, however, that it was not conscience causing mental injuries.
Thomas wrote, "As a consequence, AWOL rates among 'spaced out"'US troops are as high as 15%, Hank reports. For many deserters, it is not cowardice or conscience that is causing them to absent themselves from duty. 'They are feeling so depressed,' Hank explains. 'They don't feel good. So they leave.'
Inmates do not have that option.
The experimenting on non-consenting humans continues, overseas and on US soil."

How Bad Is It?

Fifty evictions a day, averaging five suicides a week in Pahrump, Nevada

"According to resident and town activist Margery Hansen, Nye is the most poverty stricken county in the country.
“Nevada is number eight in the country for poverty and our unemployment recorded rate is 14 percent, but the actual rate is 25 percent,” she said.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most recent unemployment figure for Nye County was 16.7 percent in June.
Hansen also said there are 50 delivered eviction notices in Pahrump each day.
“Yes, we need jobs here. However, we are averaging five suicides a week. I don’t care about corporations — I care about the people we save.”

About six years ago my wife and I went to Death Valley. We decided to take a drive over the pass into Pahrump for supplies. We're pretty used to the area, having been through there several times before, but we were struck by a new development southwest of the town. Mile after mile in the valley streets were marked and a lot of them were paved. Just the streets were there but no structures. It was obviously going to be a huge expansion of housing communities reflecting what in hindsight was misplaced optimism. We'd seen this all over the west in the past decade but Pahrump was the most expansive and I have to assume the whole shebang has been dropped by now, and those miles of streets will slowly return to gopher holes and cactus. Out of the way desert communities that relied heavily on tourst money, with no manufacturing and only service jobs, are going to literally become decaying ghost towns.

"Enron Accounting" Has Bankrupted America: U.S. Deficit Really $202 Trillion

Plan Columbia Working To Perfection

The Israel of South America.

Political Killings in Colombia

"Colombia, America's closest South American ally, is a corrupted narco-state, a repressive death squad faux democracy, threatening regional neighbors, and reigning terror against trade unionists, human rights workers, campesinos, pro-democracy organizations, independent journalists, and legitimate resistance groups like the FARC-EP. Established in 1964, James Petras calls it the "longest standing, largest peasant-based guerrilla movement in the world," persisting valiantly for decades.
Thanks to Plan Colombia and other support, the state is heavily militarized, more than ever now serving as Washington's land-based aircraft carrier against regional targets, including neighboring Venezuela.
The Pentagon got expanded access, former President Alvaro Uribe agreeing to US forces on seven more military bases (three airfields, two naval installations, and two army facilities), as well as unrestricted use of the entire country as-needed for internal and external belligerency, including out-of-control violence and human rights abuses, the region's most extreme to keep two-thirds of Colombians impoverished, millions displaced, corruption endemic, wealth concentration growing, and corporate predators freed to exploit and plunder.
Also to facilitate record amounts of Colombian cocaine from government-controlled areas reaching US and world markets, new President Juan Manuel Santos embracing the "Uribe Doctrine," now his. It's extremist, hard right, corrupt, brutal, corporate-friendly, and militarized in lockstep with Washington.
As Uribe's Defense Minister, James Petras explained that Santos was an assassin, deploying military forces and paramilitary death squads "to kill and terrorize entire population centers, (murdering) over 20,000 people....falsely labeled 'guerrillas.' "

Zionist Controlled Washington Keeps Working On It's Barking Mad Irrelevancy

June 24 - U.S. Congress Approves Strong Unilateral Sanctions on Iran

Ankara tells US it won’t adhere to new sanctions on Iran

"Turkish officials have told an American delegation that it has no intention of following unilateral US sanctions on Iran, a move likely to deepen a rift between the two NATO allies over the Islamic republic's contentious nuclear program that Washington believes is aimed at developing nuclear weapons."

Venezuela says it will still send gasoline to Iran

"Venezuela will continue to supply Iran with gasoline despite sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic by the United States, European Union and others, Caracas's ambassador to Tehran said on Wednesday."

Iran-Afghanistan Trade Is More Than $1.5 Billion, President Karzai Says

"Afghan President Hamid Karzai said trade between his country and Iran totals more than $1.5 billion, the Iranian Labour News Agency cited him as saying today at a conference in Tehran."

Russia and China resume Oil trade with Iran

"Russian oil giant LUKOIL has resumed gasoline sales into Iran in partnership with China's state-run firm Zhuhai Zhenrong, even as the United States urges the international community to be tough with Tehran."

India to resume talks with Iran

"After a two-year lull, India has proposed to resume talks with Iran on importing gas through a pipeline passing through Pakistan."

Trade between Iraq and Iran expands

"Trade exchange between Iran and Iraq is mushrooming and is expected to be worth $7 billion this year."

Iran and Syria to Sign Free Trade Agreement

"Iran and Syria are set to sign a free trade agreement, Iran’s commerce minister announced Monday."

August 22 - Iranian trade with Western powers soars

"Data shows significant increase despite sanctions."

August 23 - Iran petrochemical projects attract $5bn

"Ten foreign investors have poured 5.1 billion dollars into Iran's petrochemical industry, the head of the National Iranian Petrochemical Company (NIPC) says."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Epicenter Of The Bullshit Malignancy

Nothing but disgust and hatred radiates from this 9/11 foundation of fascist lies.

Fallout of Hate Is Spreading Across America from "Ground Zero"

"Scientists building the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos referred to the coordinates where a test device was detonated as “point zero.” When the horror of nuclear warfare was unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the term “Ground Zero” entered our lexicon. The expression has come to mean the epicenter of a catastrophic event, be it a nuclear detonation, a disease epidemic or an earthquake. It is the point from which damage spreads, whether it’s radioactive fallout or a deadly contagion.
That the site of the World Trade Center has come to be known as Ground Zero illustrates how the American public has come to fetishize the attacks of 9/11. It’s not an apt analog for the physical destruction that resulted from the attacks on the World Trade Center. But it is an appropriate metaphor for the virulent and socially acceptable bigotry against Muslim Americans that has radiated out from Ground Zero and spread across the United States.
One thing is clear: the feverish discourse about Muslims’ role in American society is not about the proposal to build an Islamic community center a couple of blocks from the World Trade Center site. Park 51, as it’s being called, merely let an ugly genie out of the bottle. The dark stain of Islamophobia had spread far and wide long before the controversy erupted."

Race Hatred. Muslim Hatred. Welcome To Manufactured US Politics


"In a series of events which has caused wide notice and a storm of protests, the government of Mexico, through its consulate in New York in the United Nations, has announced it will begin patrolling the New York City borough of Staten Island to “safeguard” its nationals there.
The actions of Mexico come after a series of incidents the Mexican government terms “bias attacks.”
Ironically, these so-called “hate crimes” have been perpetrated by blacks and Asians, indicative of rising tensions between various ethnic groups in the U.S. The Catholic Examiner and NBC New York both reported the Mexican government’s intention to mount surveillance, patrol and police in and around the Staten Island community of Port Richmond, which in recent years has seen a large influx of Mexican illegal immigrants."

Infant Mutilation On The Decline In The United States

Study: Circumcision Rates Falling Fast In U.S.

"New research about a steep drop in circumcisions made headlines this past week. According to one federal researcher, circumcision rates in U.S. hospitals slid from 56 percent in 2006 to fewer than a third of boys born last year.
Doctors caution that those numbers aren't definitive — for instance, they don't include circumcisions not covered by insurance policies or circumcisions performed in religious settings.
But Dr. Douglas Diekema, a pediatrics bioethicist at the University of Washington, tells NPR's Audie Cornish there's no doubt about the overall trend.
"I think all of us agree there probably is a decrease in the number of circumcisions over time, and that's probably a result of a number of factors," Diekema says.
"About 10 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with a policy statement that was fairly neutral on whether circumcisions should be recommended for newborns or not," says Diekema. "And that probably changed the way physicians were talking to their families."
In many states, Medicaid stopped covering the procedure as a result of that policy statement. And many insurance companies followed suit, meaning that more and more families might have decided to forgo circumcision just because of the expense."

The jewish ritual of circumcision

"In the case of tribal initiation, the learning is, "Now you are a grown-up inner circle member of a group that will love and protect you for the rest of your life. The gods, though invisible, are also here to help and protect you as are the dead, your ancestors." In the Jewish tradition of circumcision, the context story is about a covenant with God. But to an infant, stories are meaningless. This is the story used to help bury the real learning. In non-Jewish, American culture, the story of circumcision is "disease prevention and cleanliness." It used to be "masturbation prevention." (It is largely irrelevant that these stories have no basis in fact.)
The real learning is given by the experiential facts of the event. The parents, who the baby is genetically programmed to believe are there only to love and protect and serve him, hand him over to some other who then straps him down and tears and cuts the most sensitive part of his body, the part that is designed by nature to bring pleasure, and finally cuts a piece of that part off. The real lesson is, "What you want or don't want and how you feel is of absolutely no concern to anyone. Not only do we not care enough to even try to listen and understand you, but the more you protest the more we will disassociate from you and ignore you. The world is a terrifying and dangerous place."
Cost of the War in Iraq
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