Thank you, Bernie Madoff for your Kind Christmas Gift.
Our boy Bernie was pretty cool. If you didn’t have a whole lot of money he wasn’t interested. So those who lost their money weren’t poor and they probably still aren’t but they got hurt bad and to be bluntly honest… I’m glad. Call it shadenfreude… call it mean. Call it whatever you like. I know how the well set up likes their money. They hold it dearer than their souls which are forfeit in the bargain. So… when I got the news and when I learned enough to have an idea of what happened, I jumped into the air and pumped my fist in the air and cried… “Yes!!! Yes! Yes! Yes! There’s going to be a few less dead Palestinians in the bargain.
Brother Bernie gave me a Christmas present and I am truly grateful. And even though, as it appears… most of the money, like most of the money most of the time, found its way to the world’s number one terrorist nation on Earth, I am still really grateful that there is no honor among thieves.
I’m sick and tired of .0025% percent of the world’s population controlling most of the world’s wealth. The time has come for them to learn a lesson and it is coming full bore.
more - Les Visible
Israel launches PR blitz ahead of Gaza operation
|Livni - Diplomatic groundwork|
Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Livni and Israel's ambassadors around the world are preparing to launch a global effort in a bid to secure backing for the anticipated operation in the Gaza Strip.
As reported by Ynet, the triumvirate of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Livni ruled in favor of the operation in a clandestine meeting last Thursday. The international diplomatic groundwork was one of the steps the three agreed would have to precede the operation.
They further determined that the military action would be gradual, and that strikes would only be carried out if the tactical and operational conditions allowed. Furthermore, Israel would remain open to the possibility of resuming talks for a renewed truce.
more - ynet
One Leg Raised on the Bush-Cheney Legacy: Deconstructing the Spin and Propaganda
It’s really sad that Mike (Duncan, RNC chairman) forgot that fear-mongering, obstruction of justice, reduction of public information, distrust and resentment of the worker, and curtailment of civil liberties—with the complicity of millions of Americans and much of the Democratic leadership who willingly crumpled under unremitting Neocon assaults—have been the base of the Bush–Cheney Administration and a Republican-dominated Congress for most of the past eight years. Perhaps I can shock what little memory Mike may have left in the hope that some of his brain cells may once again function.
more -Walter Brasch at The Greanville Journal
Admiral Dennis Blair and Genocide
Dennis Blair may become Obama's Director of National Intelligence
Admiral Dennis Blair is one of the people linked to what may be the biggest genocide in the world, the genocide in East Timor, in which at least one third of the population died.
Why the East Timor-Indonesia area is important to America and the World:
1. Huge reserves of oil and gas.
2. Control of the oil shipping lanes from the Middle East to China/Japan.
3. The Indonesian military is seen as being an important ally in the attempt to contain China.
more - aangirfan
Happy Hanukkah with Len!
It is very clever of him because not only is he a Jew, he is also a Buddhist, which means he doesn't believe in Jesus X 2!
Leonard'le probably doesn't even believe in Santa, but he still makes money from it! This is what democracy is all about.
Nu, two versions of the same song have not taken the top two spots since 1957, and Hallelujah has never before charted in the UK top 40.
United against the goyim
from American Everyman
The Trinity of Global Empire
City of London (finance), Washington DC (military), Vatican City (religion)
more - Matthew D. Jarvie
The Future is Not Secret
For those that find what is outlined in “Stars & Stripes” to be nothing more than a variant of science-fiction; might I suggest that the world has been watching what will soon be our fate now, since 1948. That would be the Petri-dish of ‘Israel’ in Palestine that was created by Zionists as a run-up to what is about to finally happen here, now that the military-political-kinks have mostly been worked out.
The fact that Americans have paid almost no attention to what has happened and continues to happen in-and-to Palestine; is perfect for those that created that ongoing nightmare that exceeds all that has ever been human or civil, not-to-mention that this oppression breaks all the rules of the Geneva Conventions and the International Rules of War.
more - Jim Kirwan
To Whom It May Concern
Today I know that freedom and happiness entail a responsibility to care for myself and others. As long as my behavior exhibits respect for that fact and acceptance of that responsibility, I'm happy and free to do as I please. If I refuse responsibility for myself and others, I lose my freedom and my happiness.
Twelve-step programs make natural homes for any number of wowsers, crank theologians, quack psychologists and amateur analysts. Most of them are harmless. Others are not. When you discover you’ve been taken for a ride, remember: “It can’t hurt you if you don’t drink over it.”
Of all Program mantras, I believe that one is the best.
more - Jimmy Montague
The Gods of D.C. Mean to Rule You With Brute Force
Not too long ago, I said in a column that if the states of the Union do not stand up to the federal machine they are going to find themselves little more than occupied territories before the next year is gone. For years I have beat the drum to get states to reconstitute the constitutional militia because our very freedom depends on it. The proper role of our military is not to be used against we the people, but to protect and defend against foreign and domestic enemies of this republic.
We the people have demanded America get out of the communist controlled UN for decades. Instead, we've been raped for hundreds of billions of dollars in dues to support totalitarian world government.
more - Devvy Kidd
A New Wind Blowing
The whole country is agog with the news of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and the billions he scammed from big investors, but nobody appears to realize that it is only the tip of a huge iceberg. There are other so-called legitimate institutions afloat in the private sector that are profiting from similar scams with the heartfelt approval of the raging capitalists in government as well as private individuals.
Foremost among these are the insurance companies as they have become established in America. Even the government social programs such as Medicare and Medicaid are administered by the accounting departments of insurance companies. The regulations regarding these programs were written in large part by the insurance companies and, as the result, even the very poor are not getting the services they need under their provisions."This is more than a protest, it is an anti-capitalist movement"
The protests and riots of the past few weeks are an attempt by many youth to find a solution to their problems. They show that workers and young people are no longer willing to accept the worsening social, working and education conditions created by the capitalist system.
A number of radical groups are attempting to fill the political vacuum. Behind their radical phrases most of these organisations conceal an opportunist policy aimed at driving the movement of young people into the grip of the trade union bureaucracy and its associated parties. They have boycotted the independent pickets for the murdered youth, as well as the occupation of the GSEE building.
Under these conditions, anarchistic conceptions based on activism have won a certain influence amongst youth. The anarchist elements play the role of isolating the youth from the working class and hold workers responsible for the right-wing policies of the trade union bureaucracy, PASOK and the KKE. The only genuinely progressive orientation lies in turning the current movement towards the working class in Greece, throughout Europe and internationally, based on socialist program.
Replication of Milgram's Shocking Experiments Proves 70 Percent of People will Torture Others if Ordered
The Milgram experiments from the early 1960's are classic (but shocking) studies that demonstrated the "sheeple-ness" of people everywhere. In the experiments -- which have been replicated numerous times across multiple cultures, races and age ranges -- subjects willingly engaged in administering extremely painful electric shocks to other human beings for no reason other than the fact they were ordered to do so by an apparent authority figure.
These studies have long demonstrated the "do what I'm told" mentality of approximately 70 percent of the population. Only 30 percent of the study subjects refused to torture fellow human beings when so ordered.
Think about it: From the very first day you go to kindergarten, you're punished for getting out of line (literally), talking out of place, expressing your own ideas or refusing to follow commands. This psychological brow-beating goes on for thirteen years, and it's enforced by most parents, counselors and other authority figures.
In fact, the primary point of school is not to teach children things that are really true (American history, for example, is a laughable collection of outrageous lies and distortions), but rather to create an obedient mind slave that can function in society. By the time the average child graduates from high school, they may not know how to read or write, but they sure know how to do what they're told.
more - Mike Adams at Natural News
Recently subpoenaed Bush/Rove IT expert, is Wellstoned:
Pilot killed as plane crashes in Lake Twp. --Witness: 'It blew up and shook the ground a little bit.'
Ohio Attorneys Seek Protection for Mike Connell and his Family against Alleged Threats from Karl Rove 24 Jul 2008 Sources close to the Ohio Corrupt Practices Act/RICO claim sent us a copy of a letter that asks Attorney General Mukasey for protection for Michael Connell and his family who have been allegedly threatened by Karl Rove. Rove is believed to be the strategic mastermind behind the Bush 2004 re-[s]-election campaign and the possible Ohio election improprieties. The alleged threats appear to be the result of the re-opening, through the Ohio Corrupt Practices Act/RICO claim, of the stalled investigation into the 2004 Ohio Elections.
more - Lori Price
Creating a Nation of Zombies
JFK and Obama - Profiles in Courage and Cowardice
Three prominent US leaders had been assassinated during those last five years of my childhood. Lone gunmen, we were told repeatedly by the media, had slain JFK, MLK and RFK. As I grew older, but not necessarily wiser, I realized that each of them must have known of their probable fate. Indeed, both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King had hinted at their “rendezvous with death” in the months before they died.
We grow old waiting for good government. If madness is doing the same thing over and over again, hoping for a different result, then the definition of voting is doing the same thing over and over again hoping for better leaders. Hoping for change, we see our hopes dashed and our champions either betray us or assassinated. Those leaders who dare express a genuine determination to change the corrupt system once in office are probably warned by handlers, perhaps warned several times, that any idealistic breach, any ethical intention to overturn the entrenched money power system is a death sentence.
Obama knew beforehand. How could he not?
He was warned—or cautioned if you prefer—to conduct himself accordingly by his handlers, by the powerbrokers who wield true power behind the scenes. You could see it throughout his entire campaign. Thinly veiled threats to the Middle East, rattling sabers rather than building bridges. In other words, business as usual.
By contrast, huge rewards are reserved for those who serve the “New World Order” faithfully. Clinton and Bush are two recent prime examples. In January, Obama will decide who and what he serves. Huge rewards for those who do the bidding of the power brokers behind the throne. Bullets for those who don’t.