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Aug 14 19:07

Obama denounces emphasis on health care protests

President Barack Obama on Friday denounced what he suggested was news media overemphasis on scenes of angry protesters at town-hall meetings on health care. "TV loves a ruckus," Obama said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama and Congress: the anger thinking Americans are feeling right now is deep, palpable, and growing by the day.

The health care issue, Ladies and Gentlemen, are just the tip of the iceberg.

Americans are angry at a government which has taxed them to death, with taxpayers having nothing to show for it, the government's colossal borrowing to pay for the wars without end, and the reality that the only entities represented are the large corporations for whom congressional representatives are merely "acquisitions, through overt and covert campaign support.

They understand that we are well and truly in a new phase of "taxation without representation".

People protesting about the government have absolutely legitimate gripes, and should never be characterized as "Un-American"; they are well and truly exercising their First Amendment Right, as guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and Constitution of the United States.

One would hope that this administration would never characterize the Constitution and Bill of Rights "Un-American"; but given their behavior of late, one has to wonder.

Aug 14 18:56

A Political Fragging

Documents released from the House Judiciary Committee's two-year investigation into the U.S. Attorney firing scandal reveal that New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias was fired at the insistence of Karl Rove because he refused to use his office to advance the partisan agenda of the Republican Party during an election cycle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting person, I would not bet that Rove will actually get convicted of anything. Or, if in fact he is convicted, the conviction will wind up overturned.

Politically, this man is more slippery than the proverbial greased pig.

Aug 14 11:21

Airborne Laser tracks, hits missile target in toughest test yet, say Boeing and MDA

The news came today, just a few days before the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference opens next week in Huntsville.

Aug 14 09:40

Learn The Magic Word; That'll Change The World!!!

I learned this from a very Wise Man; so no credit for the idea, here. Take of it as you will, and spread the "WORD". Simply the word, is NO. Try it, just say No, and say it a lot. You say NO when things don't feel right. You say NO when the government is not the servant, but now the master. Say it enough, and the word begins to empower you, and build you into a new improved person. The "Word" takes the power back from the Oppressors, and re instills it in your Soul!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no freedom without the freedom to say "no."

Aug 14 09:17

The Prophecy of Diseased Whores and Vampire Scum.

The FEMA camps and the hundreds of thousands or millions of coffin liners by the sides of the highways are not new housing for the foreclosed upon any more than the coffin liners are actually porto-pottys for government sponsored rock concerts. The outrageous theft of the assets of the American people and the following bailout thefts which added insult to injury is not some sort of escrow account for future philanthropic activities. It really looks like there’s a network of super villains engaged in herding humanity on to the playing fields of Armageddon.

Aug 14 07:39

Hotlined

"Grab some clothes and get into the van, now."

For an instant, that directive, and the tone in which it was issued, had the opposite of its intended effect: Korrin and our five older children, momentarily paralyzed by shock, looked at me in alarm. There was something in both the tone of my voice, and the expression on my face, that was new and a little frightening. None of them had seen my "game face" before. They were seeing it now.

Just seconds earlier, Korrin and I had been confronted on our doorstep by two very nice, well-dressed women who informed us that an anonymous "child endangerment" complaint had been filed with the Child Protective Services.

Aug 13 22:40

War on America :Obama's Congressional Communist Agenda

Who is directly responsible for the biggest assault on American freedom and liberty in US history
Democratic Socialists of Congress: Meet the Members
By JB Williams Thursday, August 13, 2009
Still, the bold faced lies continue and the heavy handed rush to Marxism is on track, no matter how much shouting is taking place across the nation.
Now you know why… The people behind it all are in fact Communist and Socialists. It’s not some silly crackpot “theory,” it’s a fact. It’s not a figment of your imagination it’s actually happening.

Aug 13 18:21

Stimulus transparency watchdogs keep contract details secret

Back in July, a software company named Smartronix landed an $18 million contract to build a Web site where taxpayers could easily track billions in federal stimulus money. It was just another part of the Obama administration’s ongoing effort to bring transparency to stimulus spending, we were told.

But it seems the drive for transparency doesn’t cover the contract itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How completely Orwellian of this administration; but then again, would we expect anything less?!?

Aug 13 12:30

I Hate to Bother You

Who is the terrorist? The hurler of shoes or their recipient? Is not the real terrorist the serial killer who, lying, fabricated the Iraq war, massacred a multitude, and legalized and ordered torture?

Who are the guilty ones--the people of Atenco, in Mexico, the indigenous Mapuches of Chile, the Kekchies of Guatemala, the landless peasants of Brazil—all being accused of the crime of terrorism for defending their right to their own land? If the earth is sacred, even if the law does not say so, aren’t its defenders sacred too?

Aug 13 10:49

Fiji Water: Selling long-distance water to green yuppie consumers

THE INTERNET CAFÉ in the Fijian capital, Suva, was usually open all night long. Dimly lit, with rows of sleek, modern terminals, the place was packed at all hours with teenage boys playing boisterous rounds of video games. But one day soon after I arrived, the staff told me they now had to shut down by 5 p.m. Police orders, they shrugged: The country's military junta had declared martial law a few days before, and things were a bit tense.

I sat down and sent out a few emails—filling friends in on my visit to the Fiji Water bottling plant, forwarding a story about foreign journalists being kicked off the island. Then my connection died. "It will just be a few minutes," one of the clerks said.

Aug 13 02:30

The 'Second American Revolution' Has Begun

The natives are restless. The third shot of the "Second American Revolution" has been fired. History is being made. But just as with the first two shots, the third shot is not being heard.

America is seething. Not since the Civil War has anything like this happened. But the protests are either being intentionally downplayed or ignorantly misinterpreted.

The first shot was fired on April 15, 2009. Over 700 anti-tax rallies and "Tea Parties" erupted nationwide. Rather than acknowledge their significance, the general media either ignored or ridiculed both protests and protestors, playing on "tea bagging" for its sexual innuendo.

Initially President Obama said he was unaware of the tea parties. The White House later warned they could "mutate" into something "unhealthy."

Aug 12 20:26

Health care abuses - deaf patient sues doctor for not providing interpreter

The host is Mike Savage who is dead wrong about foreign policy but can also be a dose of medicine for some things domestic IMO.

Aug 12 20:07

A life of car grime: Amazing artwork created in dirty vehicle windows

When Scott Wade's car gets covered in dirt, he doesn't just write 'clean me' in the grime - he uses it to create an intricate masterpiece.

In fact, dirty cars are the perfect canvas for his unusual art and he has built up an impressive collection of pictures of 'grime art' from Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa to a portrait of Albert Einstein.

The images are so incredible that motorists often stop at traffic lights and jump out of their own cars to admire them.

Aug 12 13:33

Flashback: Obama's Civilian Nat'l Security Force, ACORN/SEIU?

Obama’s Civilian National Security Force
By Charles Lemos July 20, 2008
We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObpaW1Skagc&feature=Responses&parent_vi...
Obama's Speech to ACORN Community Organizers
http://backyardconservative.blogspot.com/2009/07/acorn-blago-obama-sei...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
ACORN-Blago-Obama-SEIU

Aug 12 11:07

VH1 Airs "Lords of the Revolution": Ali, Leary, Cheech & Chong, Black Panthers, Warhol

This week, VH1 is airing the documentary series "Lords of the Revolution," starting with an episode devoted to Muhammad Ali's cultural impact. From the promo material:

Aug 12 10:18

The Agony and Irony of the State…

Health care isn’t broken and neither is public education. We are getting exactly the performance one should expect from systems designed by, beholden to, and benefitting the State. The sooner everyone realizes that, the sooner they can stop asking their executioner for a more comfortable blindfold.

Aug 12 09:26

U.S. DEMOCRACY: AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY

"This is America. If you have a gripe, write to your congressperson," we’ve been told. After all, we’re no dirty commies and we don’t live under a dictatorship. Most U.S. citizens have bought into this horseshit.

Here’s the reality.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama had a webpage in which he heralded that he wanted to listen to everyone’s opinion. But, there was no e-mail address to send his campaign a message. The only way one could correspond was to sign up for an Obama Supporters group. Then, the webpage said that Obama wanted to hear from everyone why they adored him. I signed up and sent in my gripes, never to receive a reply. I didn’t expect anything else, but at least I went through the motions to be able to say I tried the system and it failed miserably.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the new era of taxation without representation.

Our alleged "representatives" in congress? Simply acquisitions of those corporations which support their campaigns, overtly and covertly.

All we are, to these people, is an infinite resource of tax revenue, no matter how badly those taxes are injuring us to the financial breaking point.

So what if we become homeless, due to the economic excesses, bailouts, borrowing, and debt this country has incurred? That doesn't matter, because homeless people can't vote (as though voting really changes an election outcome, with all the rampant fraud which goes on), so good riddance.

What congress members have been seeing and hearing in these town hall meetings, in terms of the deep-spread, boiling anger and disillusion with the catastrophic failure of this government, domestically, geopolitically, and economically, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Aug 12 09:21

Paul O'Grady held at airport over communist fears

Paul O'Grady has revealed that he was held by officials at a US airport because they thought he was a communist.

The TV presenter said he was taken aside for questioning at Miami airport by staff who made the assumption because of his 'funny' accent.

He was then held for two hours while an officer accused him of being an 'illegal alien' from Cuba.

He told listeners of his Radio 2 show: "How could I be accused of being an illegal Cuban alien? Do I look Cuban? Do I sound Cuban?"

He added: "I've been to hell, folks - it's called Miami airport."

Aug 12 09:08

Russia's entire Atlantic fleet join international hunt for 'pirate' ship that vanished by Kent coast

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The next staged false-flag terror "attack" might well involve a nuclear weapon welded to the keel or skegs of a cargo ship headed into a not-so-critical port.

Aug 11 20:35

Man blames cat for porn downloads

Florida investigators say a man accused of downloading child pornography is blaming his cat.

Keith Griffin is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography after detectives found more than 1,000 images on his home computer.

According to a sheriff's report Friday, Griffin told investigators that his cat jumped on the computer keyboard while he was downloading music.

He said he had left the room and found "strange things" on his computer when he returned.

Aug 11 17:09

Lords of the Revolution

They questioned authority. They celebrated nonconformity. They dared to be different.

In Lords of the Revolution, a provocative new documentary series, VH1 will profile the nonconformist heroes -- and anti-heroes -- of the 60s and 70s, honoring those icons who challenged the social, political and cultural institutions of the time.

Edgy, colorful, and visually dynamic, each hour long episode will feature rare archival footage and photos; an unconventional graphic treatment; a hip rock soundtrack; and new first-hand interviews from the people who were there -- all combined to tell the compelling, dangerous and subversive stories of a revolution that continues to influence popular culture today.

Aug 11 14:02

5 Easy Ways to Save Money in this Recession (by Opting Out...)

Oh, and added bonus? If you do these things, you'll be opting out of systems that are dysfunctional - like the mainstream food system & mainstream media - and supporting new and/or local systems that are better for all of us.

More here: http://bytestyle.tv/node/109

Aug 11 12:07

Obama Seeks to Regain Momentum on Health Care in NH

UPDATE: Obama will be greeted by the largest protest he’s met since Inauguration Day. The street leading to Portsmouth High School is lined with demonstrators for and against his health care plan. Opponents are wielding signs, such as “Obama Lies, Grandma Dies, Tell The Truth, For a ‘Change,’” and “I Hope I Have Some Change Left,” and “Obama + Pelosi = Mein Kampf.” One protester suggested violence with a sign reading, “It Is Time To Water The Tree of Liberty,” a reference to Thomas Jefferson’s aphorism that the tree of liberty needs to be watered with the blood of patriots.

Aug 11 12:01

The Rat Hole

Why is it that the race that is a religion is always getting strung up like so many sides of beef by countless countries throughout recorded history? Why is it that these countries can’t see the light and accept these hooked nosed scull capped ringlet sporting bearded circumcisers into the fold? Now this is indeed a great question so without further ado, let us have ole Mr Morphed shine a bit of light on these poor souls that are so innocent and pure that to hate them will most likely be a death sentence soon.

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2009/07/rat-hole.html

Aug 11 10:46

US cities criminalize homelessness

As the economic crisis continues to intensify, scores of US cities are enacting undemocratic laws that criminalize homelessness and trample on the rights of the growing number of homeless individuals and families who reside in these cities, according to a report released last month.

The level of homelessness has been increasing rapidly since 2007, and attacks on the democratic rights of homeless individuals are also on the increase, according to the report entitled, "Homes Not Handcuffs," which was issued on July 13 by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) in coordination with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, to the folks in congress, the newly homeless aren't actually people; they're just statistics.

Statistics, even if they describe what's happening in the various districts of our alleged congressional representatives, don't really matter to them at all.

Homeless people can't register to vote, so - from a standpoint of our "representatives", good riddance! They don't count anymore.

Aug 11 10:11

Obama urges $100m for Mexico drugs war

President Barack Obama will press Congress to release more than $100m (£60m) of aid to help Mexico in its war against the drug cartels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ONE HUNDRED MILLION BUCKS? FROM WHERE??

And with homeless Vets, sleeping in our streets?!?

Excuse me, Mr. President: your skewed priorities are showing, big-time.

The logical way to get rid of the drug problem is to decriminalize it, offer treatment, and essentially pull the profit motive out of it. Of course, that would be logical.

We have much to learn from Portugal's changes in drug policies.

As reported in:

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1893946,00.html

"The paper, published by Cato in April, found that in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled."

""Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success," says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. "It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and control the drug problem far better than virtually every other Western country does."

Aug 11 09:55

The clock is ticking ever faster for Leonard Peltier

All those familiar with the case agree that a positive political climate can make a difference in the decision. Calls to politicians (202-224-3121) could make all the difference, as could overnight letters to the Parole Commission (http://www.usdoj.gov/uspc/).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Manson family member Lynette Fromm has been paroled. Why not Peltier?

Aug 11 09:34

Man accused of threatening judges was a paid informant for the FBI

A lightning-rod Internet blogger and radio host out of New Jersey was a paid FBI informant, once turned over a silencer to the feds and even passed on information about a threat against President Obama.

But none of that is enough to get him out of jail now, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Aug 11 09:19

Dead Babies Don't Grow on Trees

The Apocalypse can’t come too soon for me. I am welcoming a massive storm to wipe the landscape clean because I suspect the darkness in any of us is tied to the darkness in all of us.

Aug 11 08:44

Bill's not secretary of state, I am, Hillary Clinton snaps

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's temper flared yesterday when a Congolese university student asked for her husband's thinking on an international matter.

"My husband is not secretary of state. I am," an obviously annoyed Clinton replied sharply.

Aug 11 08:40

Wanted: residents with 1.7 million warrants

Nearly 2 million warrants worth more than $340 million are outstanding in the Houston area, and in most cases they're not for hard-core criminals.

They're for average residents who haven't settled minor traffic and ordinance citations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time for a low-key bounty hunter? :)

Aug 11 04:19

Vaccination Laws

The purpose of this page is simply to provide reproductions of and links to various federal and state laws and regulations concerning vaccinations of citizens in the event of pandemics, particularly the predicted "swine flu" episode for this fall. There appears to be great interest at present regarding this matter, yet there is no readily available source where an interested American can actually read the relevant laws for every jurisdiction. The author has been primarily concerned with compiling those laws that actually subject a citizen to forced innoculations.

Aug 10 19:38

Obama Promises Solution to Mexico Trucking Conflict After Meeting Calderon

President Barack Obama told his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon that he is committed to resolving a dispute over truck access to U.S. highways.

As part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. agreed to allow Mexican trucks unrestricted access to deliver goods in the U.S., a pledge it has never fully honored because safety advocates and union officials say Mexico’s trucks and drivers don’t meet U.S. standards. Nafta rules would also have allowed Mexican trucks to pick up cargo to return to Mexico

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, just how is Obama looking to resolve this?

The unrestricted delivery of materials from Mexico to the US will be great for the corporations whose products will be shipped across the border, and potentially catastrophic for American truckers, both union and independent.

Who's going to inspect the trucks for safety?

What about the insurance on these vehicles, and what happens if they get involved in an accident?

Who is going to certify that each driver drives well enough, and speaks English well enough to be permitted to drive in the US?

And just how is the program going to be paid for, considering that the US is dead broke, and that state of dead broke isn't going to go away any time soon.

Aug 10 17:48

Jury deliberates at trial of man who says he killed boss because TV told him to in Concord

Jury deliberations began Monday afternoon in the trial of a Concord restaurant worker who said a worldwide organization that speaks to him through televisions commanded him to fatally stab his boss five years ago.

Aug 10 09:31

Kenya Says Anti-Obama 'Birthers' Crazy, U.S. President a Descendant, Not a Native

Kenyan Embassy in D.C. Dismisses As 'Madness' Claims That Obama Was Born in the African Country; Even Pro-'Birther' Web Site Now Admits Alleged Kenyan Birth Certificate of President Is 'Not Authentic;" Poll Finds That Disbelief in Obama's American Citizenship Is Largely Confined to GOP's Base of Conservative White Southerners

Aug 10 09:30

California prison riot injures over 250 inmates

A riot in a large prison in southern California has wounded 250 inmates, among whom 55 were taken to hospitals, prison officials said Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Well your honor, I was visiting the prison doctor about my kidneys, and he said, 'Go piss in a bottle', and I said 'Go crap in your hat', and that's when the fight started!"

Aug 10 09:24

The dangers of BWBACAWK

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't the police have REAL crimes to deal with? Or is rape, murder, and robbery just too much to ask of them!

Aug 09 18:15

CA Water shutoff to destroy farmland, food supply

Court-ordered shutoff of water to the state's Central Valley farmland: All to protect a minnow
One if by Land, None if by Sea: Patriots Ride to Halt Eco Fish “fry” in CA Dust Bowl
By Online Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sacramento, CA: Hundreds of California farmers, ranchers, loggers and truckers will join an estimated 50,000 people to protest the court-ordered shutoff of water to the state’s Central Valley farmland: All to protect a minnow.
PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 07, 2009 – A coalition of conservative, taxpayer, agricultural and logging industry organizations will march to the steps of California’s capitol building in Sacramento on Friday, Aug. 28 to fight for the livelihoods of working families over the rights of a federally protected fish.

Aug 09 09:05

If I Close my Eyes then I won't have to See.

The people who caused the circumstances, in which the people of America find themselves, are put in charge of fixing what they damaged and are using it as an opportunity to loot the country from top to bottom. Maybe there’s a little good news here. In revolutionary France, a lot of the aristocrats didn’t leave either and got what was coming to them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 09 09:02

Nine killed in mid-air crash over New York

Five Italian tourists and a child among dead after light plane and helicopter plunge into Hudson

Aug 09 08:08

Georgia Parents Fight Military High School

The decision in Georgia comes as the military is taking an ever-increasing role in U.S. public education. The Associated Press reported June 28 that the Marine Corps is in discussion with at least six school districts — including locations in suburban Atlanta, Las Vegas and New Orleans. These schools will require students to wear a uniform, participate in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and take military classes.Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan championed military high schools during his seven-year tenure as CEO of the Chicago school district, helping to open five military-themed schools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is how the military is attempting to obtain more recruits without this country re-instituting a draft.

The problem is, as muscular as the Obama administration's foreign policy appears to be, even this approach cannot begin to obtain the objective of adding the massive number of troops necessary to fight those current and future wars this administration has in mind without resorting to a draft.

Aug 09 07:54

Obama’s Embrace of a Bush Tactic Riles Congress

President Obama has issued signing statements claiming the authority to bypass dozens of provisions of bills enacted into law since he took office, provoking mounting criticism by lawmakers from both parties.

Other laws Mr. Obama has said he need not obey as written include format requirements for budget requests, limits on whom he may appoint to a commission, and a restriction on putting troops under United Nations command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Change", this isn't; it's simply more of the same, thrown at us by an infinitely more telegenic pitchman than was his predecessor.

Aug 09 07:31

Attacks on Homeless Bring Push on Hate Crime Laws

With economic troubles pushing more people onto the streets in the last few years, law enforcement officials and researchers are seeing a surge in unprovoked attacks against the homeless, and a number of states are considering legislation to treat such assaults as hate crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

States and municipalities are impotent to really help the homeless, so what do legislators do? Create laws to stiffen penalties against abuse of the homeless.

It makes the legislators feel somewhat better about themselves, as though they have "done something"; but it does absolutely nothing to fix the problem.

Aug 08 23:09

Throwing punches at Obamacare opposition

Why is is that whenever the current US regime finds opposition to statist policies, it is always the work of some “conspiracy?”

Aug 08 19:42

Resistance to Oppression and Slavery is Hatemongering

This guy, Frank Schaeffer, is mentally ill. But then again, the desire to control and rule over others, and micro-manage their lives through government central planning, is indeed a despicable illness. According to your wannabee controllers, you are a hatemonger and a racist for wanting to be free.

Aug 08 17:51

No Survivors Found as 2 Aircraft Collide

Helicopter and Small Plane Plunge Into Hudson; 9 Aboard

Caught on Film

Aug 08 14:37

Why They Really Want to Kill Off the Elderly and Disabled

What's really behind the push in the healthcare bill to limit, by government decree, healthcare options? It's because of the government's medicare Ponzi scheme that makes Bernie Madoff look like just a simple short-game grifter.

Aug 08 10:54

What If History Happened To Someone Else

What if history happened differently, the facts are the same but the people and places are different. Picture it...let me take you on a trip, a trip back in time. The names and groups I have used are only to show a point, in no way, shape or form do these groups actually have plans or beliefs that mirror image this written piece.

Aug 08 10:23

The Start Of The Second American Revolution?

The establishment is scared to death that Americans may see beyond the scope of their partisan divisions and come together to stand up in unison against the offshore bankers and corporations that run the White House, which is why the constant politicized drumbeat that the protesters are nothing more than astroturf Republicans is constantly echoed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo the Obama administration; please don't begin to characterize me as an "enemy" because I am a peaceful, thinking, caring person with some some acute differences of opinion with you on the direction this administration is taking this country.

The policies, both domestic, international, and financial, with their attendant taxation, are not putting this country on a path toward recovery; they are doing precisely the opposite.

The costs of these wars without end, for which this administration seems to have such an insatiable appetite, will be our undoing as a nation.

The tax money that has been spent, and the money borrowed from countries like China to pursue these wars, has caused this country to be carry a massive deficit from which it may never recover.

Yes, many of us are legitimately angry. We understand that we are experiencing the new version of "taxation without representation." Oh yes, we have that kabuki-esque spectacle of elections every so often, but this has become totally irrelevant to the direction of American policy.

Those people called congressional representatives no longer represent the will of their constituents; they have become "acquisitions" of the large corporations which fund their campaigns, overtly and covertly. So that's who gets represented and whose needs get met; not the needs of We the People.

We have stopped being a representative government, and have become, instead, a cronyocracy or more accurately a corporate-ocracy.

And that consistent, dull, thumping sound, echoing all across the country is being caused by the founding fathers, turning over in their graves at warp speed.

Aug 08 09:17

Another Hurdle for the Jobless: Credit Inquiries

Out of work since December, Juan Ochoa was delighted when a staffing firm recently responded to his posting on Hotjobs.com with an opening for a data entry clerk. Before he could do much more, though, the firm checked his credit history.

The interest vanished. There were too many collections claims against him, the firm sai

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's a vicious circle, for many people in this country who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

Aug 08 08:52

NEW ITEMS AT THE CAFE PRESS STORE!

Admit it; you knew this was coming, right?

Text reads: "Turning coffee into radio shows since 2007"

Aug 08 07:31

The World Needs A Breather From The U.S.

And they will get it sooner than many think!

Aug 08 07:00

“Well What If There Is No Tomorrow…

So what goes into the making of a contemporary American revolutionary? What turns an ordinary law abiding, relatively sedate and insular, American Idol watching couch potato into an informed and committed citizen prepared to incur risk and make meaningful prolonged personal sacrifice aimed at reclaiming our country? Two things: truth and suffering.

Aug 08 00:43

General Motors freed of obligations for polluted property under bankruptcy

GM’s unusual, government-engineered bankruptcy allowed the Detroit automaker to emerge as a new company — and to shed billions in liabilities, including claims that governments had against GM for polluting.

Aug 07 20:36

Driver gets £60 fine after moving a yard through red light to let police van on 999 call pass

A driver was fined for moving a yard through a red light to allow a police van responding to an emergency call to pass.

Phillip Lilley was waiting at a junction in Droylsden, Manchester when he saw the police van behind him with its blue lights on and sirens blaring.

The 36-year-old, watched two cars drive through the red light before edging his black Lexus forward so the van could pass.

But he was left stunned when, a few days later, he got a letter to say he had been caught on camera jumping the light. He was given a £60 fine and three penalty points.

Aug 07 09:03

Ron Paul: Government Is A Failure

“I don’t remember seeing the people so angry as they are now, but I think what they have discovered is that the government is a failure… I think a lot of people have come to the realisation that you can’t trust government.”

“That’s a healthy start. It is our job now to fill the void and tell them what the role of government ought to be, so that we can take all this energy and anger and redirect it.”

Aug 07 08:51

Is Obama's Healthcare "Snitch" Program Unconstitutional?

Judge Andrew Napolitano gives the legal & constitutional perspective on Obama's request to flag and report people with differing views on healthcare:

n/a
Aug 06 21:27

A Swine Flu Windfall for GlaxoSmithKline?

PROFITS FROM A PANDEMIC
A Swine Flu Windfall for GlaxoSmithKline?
07/23/2009
By Kerry Capell
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set to reap billions as fear of the swine flu pandemic grows. The world's second-largest drug company has secured orders from 16 countries for 195 million doses of the vaccine it is developing against the H1N1 virus, which has killed more than 740 people worldwide.

Aug 06 21:24

German guinea pigs.How Safe Is the Swine Flu Vaccine?

08/03/2009
THE INJECTION BUSINESS
How Safe Is the Swine Flu Vaccine?
By SPIEGEL Staff
Swine flu symptoms may generally be mild but in a bid to prevent a pandemic health officials and pharmaceutical companies are planning to administer a new, little-tested vaccine to millions of Germans. Meanwhile, officials in the United States are taking a more cautious approach to fighting the virus.

Aug 06 19:34

The west's moral failure over Georgia

One year ago, Georgia's leaders ordered a military attack on unarmed civilians in South Ossetia. By any common understanding this action was a war crime and the ensuing conflict led to recognised independence for Abkhazia and South Ossetia, of which we are the elected leaders.

From the moment of the Georgian attack there has been a vast moral abdication in the west, among politicians, intellectuals and media – a failure to honestly confront what Georgia did. This moral failure has profound consequences for us and it is preventing western leadership from dealing realistically with the new boundaries of nationhood here.

Aug 06 19:19

Voice of Reason - Peter Schiff for Senate 2010

At the time of this posting, Peter Schiff has raised over $475,000 in donations for his Senate bid in Connecticut. Tomorrow, 8.7.09, is the "Schiffathon moneybomb", part of the RetakeCongress.com initiative.

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Aug 06 17:49

George Sodini's Blog "The Pennsylvania Gym shooter"

Why do this?? To young girls? Just read below. I kept a running log that includes my thoughts and actions, after I saw this project was going to drag on.

November 5, 2008:

Aug 06 14:59

Man At Town Hall: "You Need To Get The Government The Hell Out Of Our Way"

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A common and growing sentiment.

Aug 06 13:43

After 34 years, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme to be released

The president she once pointed a gun at has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.

However, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is about to get her first taste of real freedom in more than three decades.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fromme, now 60, is set to be released on parole August 16.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Leonard Peltier, convicted of a murder the evidence suggests was committed by other parties, remains in jail.

Aug 06 09:32

It's official, Rand Paul is in

Rand Paul announces his Senate run on Cavuto 08-05-09.

RandPaul2010.com
RunRandRun.com - Money Bomb slated for August 20th

Aug 06 09:02

Droning On

When TAC asked me for a piece on military drones, I had to consider which variety of drone was most important: the drone aircraft, the drones who operate the aircraft, or the drones back in the Pentagon who think drive-by shootings can win wars.

Aug 05 08:20

A CHILLING SIGN OF THE TIMES!

Aug 05 08:08

Drunk and High...and So F***ing Selfish

My wife, and thousands like her, had no choice. Their lives were savagely ripped from them. I know what it feels like to live through horrific death. I also know what it feels like to raise a 2-year-old by myself. But what I don't know is why people continue to make stupid, irresponsible and selfish choices that bring on such horror and cause death to so many.

Aug 05 05:42

Preliminary Injunction Filed To Stop Forced Flu Vaccinations

Austrian journalist, Jane Burgermeister, recently filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several of the highest ranking government and corporate officials, including Barack Obama & the Rothchilds, concerning bioterrorism and attempts to commit mass murder. She has also prepared an injunction against forced vaccination which is being filed in America. These actions follow her charges filed in April against Baxter AG and Avir Green Hills Biotechnology of Austria for producing contaminated bird flu vaccine, alleging this was a deliberate act to cause and profit from a pandemic.

Aug 04 19:26

Marines Ban Twitter, MySpace, Facebook

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately.

The Marines’ ban will last a year. It was drawn up in response to a late July warning from U.S. Strategic Command, which told the rest of the military it was considering a Defense Department-wide ban on the Web 2.0 sites, due to network security concerns. Scams, worms, and Trojans often spread unchecked throughout social media sites, passed along from one online friend to the next. “The mechanisms for social networking were never designed for security and filtering. They make it way too easy for people with bad intentions to push malicious code to unsuspecting users,” a Stratcom source told Danger Room.

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WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?!?!? :)

Aug 04 19:18

Aussie straps in beer, not child

A car driver in Australia has been fined for strapping down his beer rather than his young child.

Police said they were "shocked and appalled" when they pulled over the car south of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory.

They said the 30-can pack of beer was strapped down between two adults in the back, with the five-year-old child unrestrained on the floor.

Aug 04 14:10

The Challenge of Black Nationalism

The Challenge of Black Nationalism
by Dr. Conrad W.Worrill, PhD.
July 30, 2009
Finally, the Black Nationalist tradition, today, is spearheaded through the African Centered Education Movement. The mass acceptance of Kwanzaa, African Liberation Day, Buy Black Campaigns, the Reparations Movement, and Controlling Our Own Communities Campaigns are all part of the ongoing Black Nationalist tradition.
Without vigorous Black Nationalist thinking and an aggressive Black Nationalist program of action, we will continue to chase false dreams created by our oppressors. We must put an end to this!

Aug 04 10:37

OBAMA SAYS DR. KING PAVED HIS WAY BUT KING WOULD REJECT OBAMA?S WARS

In his rousing speech to the NAACP, President Obama praised the civil rights leaders of the past whose sacrifices "began the journey that has led me (to the White House.) He neglected to mention, however, that the majority of those civil rights leaders, most notably Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., opposed the war in Viet Nam and, if they were alive today, likely would oppose his escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

Aug 04 10:33

British Lance-Corporal Joe Glenton refuses to go to Afghanistan

Lance-Corporal Joe Glenton, facing court-martial for refusing to be redeployed to Afghanistan, has written to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, saying in part:

"The war in Afghanistan is not reducing the terrorist risk, far from improving Afghan lives it is bringing death and devastation to their country. Britain has no business there. I do not believe that our cause in Afghanistan is just or right. I implore you, sir, to bring our soldiers home."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one very brave, and honest, human being.

Aug 04 10:27

UK Army families 'forced to rely on charity food handouts'

Army families are being forced to rely on charity food handouts because they cannot make ends meet on the wages paid to low-ranking soldiers, it has been reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable, and yet just another indication of the consummate contempt in which Parliament holds their soldiers and their families.

Aug 04 10:03

Wham Bam Bananastan

Mr. Obama is allowing the warmongery to steer him into a course of action that will make America the latest superpower to impale itself on the far side of the Khyber Pass. In 1978 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, manipulated events in a way that turned Afghanistan into the Soviet Union’s Vietnam. "The West should not repeat the mistakes that the Soviets made," he now says. "We are now running the risk of unintentionally duplicating what the Soviets were doing."

Sun Tzu noted, "No nation ever profited from a long war." A headline banner at the Department of Defense Web site reads, "The United States Is a Nation Engaged in What Will Be a Long War."

Aug 04 08:23

Grieving mother fined £86 by crematorium for taking too long to say goodbye to dead baby boy

At his funeral, she could not bear to leave his tiny coffin and spent a few extra precious minutes with it before allowing it to be taken away for cremation.

Her grief turned to shock, however, when officials told her she had taken too long to say goodbye – and fined her £86.

Aug 03 14:50

N.J. Officer Allegedly Performed Sex Acts On Cows

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ugly secret behind "Whipped Cream!"

Aug 03 13:05

Obama's Cash for Repos,Stickin' it to da Man

Cash for Repos
August 3, 2009 8:52 am MadBrad
I could say that the name of the customer is Barack Hussein Obama, a guy who did a song and dance to have the opportunity to drive a vehicle he isn’t qualified to drive right into the dirt and then walk away from it saying; “It ain’t nuttin’ but a thang, I really stuck it to da Man”.
What I am really going to enjoy laughing about is how many of the vehicles that have been purchased under the “Cash for Clunkers” program are going to be driven like they were stolen (because they were) and will then be reposessed after they have been mostly destroyed and are only worth a fraction of their original value.

Aug 03 10:28

Getting Prepared for the Great Collapse

It seems that I am enjoying my moment in the limelight, because I am one of the very few people who several years ago unequivocally predicted the demise of the United States as a global superpower.

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Wow! I know what THAT feels like! :)

Aug 03 09:55

Two killed in New Bedford Mass. Gas Leak

NECN: New Bedford, Mass.) - Ten people have been taken to the hospital after some type of chemical spill this morning at ABC Disposal Service, Inc. in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The building is located at 1245 Shawmut Avenue in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

This is a solid waste company that does not typically deal with hazardous waste.

Lt. Jeffrey Silva of the New Bedford, Massachusetts, Police Department joins NECN via telephone to offer an update on the situation.

There were no evacuations from any nearby homes.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

Aug 03 09:48

Boosting compounds called adjuvants complicate licensing of pandemic vaccines

TORONTO — As swine flu vaccine becomes available in coming months, boosting compounds known as adjuvants may stretch out limited supplies. But they also pose special challenges for vaccine regulatory agencies in places like Canada and the United States.

Neither country has licensed flu vaccines with adjuvants in them before, making the addition of the oil-and-water emulsions a potential hurdle to plans to fast-track pandemic vaccines. Fast-tracking is based on the premise the vaccine is the same as seasonal flu shots, just targeting a different virus.

Aug 03 09:34

Police detain Israelis, Americans linked to massive U.S. tax fraud

The police arrested a number of Israelis and Americans who allegedly defrauded U.S. tax authorities, Army Radio reported on Monday.

The suspects are alleged to have masterminded a scheme whereby they fraudulently obtained tax refunds totaling tens of millions of dollars which were then transferred to various bank accounts in Israel.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon in the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court, where the suspects will be arraigned.

They are being held on charges of money laundering, fraud, forgery and a number of tax offenses.

The affair follows a similar case last month in which 11 Israelis were arrested for allegedly swindling elderly Americans out of more than $25 million in a telemarketing sting.

Aug 03 09:23

Why a third of women want to give up work to look after their children

More than a third of working mothers want to quit their jobs to look after their children, research suggests.

A further six in ten would like to reduce their hours to spend more time with their young ones, the Government-backed study found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the 1990s, feminists exhorted women to leave their homes and go to work. The feminists didn't say women should have a choice in the matter. The social expectation of home-maker was simply replaced with a new social expectation of career path. The door was not merely opened into the executive quite; women were kicked through it. Indeed women who wanted to stay at home with their children were looked on as socially inferior.

Then the economy started to change and women in the workplace discovered they could not go back to staying at home with the kids. Two working parents became the social norm, with the government happy as hell to collect the additional taxes. Raising the children feel to the school/indoctrination centers and TV. Mom's home-cooked meals gave way to processed food. Profits and revenues went up while the social and health consequences continued to climb.

Behind the revenue stream was a darker issue. In hindsight, the push to make women independent came with a parallel program to demonize men, call them all potential rapists, and make them disposable. Looking back it was obvious even then that a prolonged war was being planned and men had to be freed up to be soldiers.

The 1990s was a repeat of the "Rosie the Riveter" campaign that lured WW2 women out of their homes and into the factories so that the men could be shipped off to be killed in war.

After WW2 ended the media pushed the image of "mother at home" as new fashion ideal. TV shows like "Leave it to Beaver" and "Father knows best" persuaded women to leave the factories in order that returning soldiers would find jobs. It was all social engineering and manipulation and while it may have worked well in the 1950s, women today with a sense of history are realizing they have been scammed and that what they thought was freedom of choice was really just another imposed societal expectation. The extra cash they thought they would earn has all but vanished into higher taxes and child-care costs, not to mention the expensive wardrobe, second car and other accouterments of the modern workplace. Meanwhile women are just now realize what men have known all along; it is painful to watch ones children grow up from afar.

Woken want out. But they are trapped just as trapped as they were told they were when they stayed at home with the kids.

Aug 03 09:23

Consequences

One has to wonder why people never learn from the lessons of history. Why is it that the rulers and enforcers of laws turn a blind eye to the atrociousness and retributions leveled upon them from days past, justified by the brutality of power madness currently sweeping the landscape? Do they think they are going to continue along this destructive path and not suffer the consequences when history repeatedly proves otherwise? Are they that stupid to believe they can treat people like herds of stock and not get gored?

Aug 03 08:45

Alex in Top form

And so our enslavement begins...

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Aug 02 11:11

Members of state workers union grant authorization for strike

California's largest state employees' union voted on Saturday to approve a strike authorization measure to protest furloughs of state workers and pressure state officials to ratify its labor contract.

A spokesman for Service Employees International Union Local 1000 said a strike was not imminent but that the vote authorized union officers to initiate certain job actions, including a strike if necessary.

The SEIU represents about 95,000 state employees, including clerical workers and teachers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given California's current economic situation, this union may very well find itself broken if they actually strike.

Aug 02 10:03

A chip off the old block.

Write them off as impromptu indiscretions, or as off-the-cuff remarks not to be taken as formal expressions of policy, but diplomatic time-bombs tossed casually in the past month by his Vice President and his Secretary of State are exposing President Barack Obama to something dangerously close to ridicule on the international stage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only "change" we have witnessed from this administration is that of having an infinitely more telegenic pitch-person feeding us precisely the same kind of tripe the previous administration attempted to ram down the throats of Americans; the only difference here appears to be that Obama looks infinitely better doing and saying precisely what Bush and his minions did and said.

This is going to lead to calamitous problems geopolitically in the weeks and months ahead.

Aug 02 09:36

Enough Happy Talk

A recent article, "Happiness Consultants Won't Stop A Depression" by Chris Hedges really hit home for me.

I live with a man who wants to believe that if you put a "positive" spin on something, that something will magically become truly positive.

This sort of crazy culturally induced wishful, magical, narcissistic, childish, cowardly thinking and intellectual, psychological & spiritual laziness makes me absolutely insane.

Hey ­ it's self-benefiting reciprocity all over again ­ meaning that I won't call you on your lies if you won't call me on mine.

Aug 02 02:29

Massive demonstration, serious jam in Malaysia capital

More than 30,000 people took part in a massive demonstration against the Internal Security Act (ISA) in the city towards the National Palace to hand over a memorandum to the King on the abolishment of the ISA.

Aug 01 14:12

The Only Thing Weirder Than The Birthers....

The only thing weirder than the Birthers are the anti-Birthers, who blame the Birthers for being conspiracy theorists yet actively feed the conspiracy by refusing to call for President Obama to release his birth certificate.

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