The phrases in Barack Obama’s inauguration speech that have evoked the greatest enthusiasm across the political spectrum of the US establishment, from the Republican right to liberal Democrats, were those suggesting that the American people are responsible for the present economic catastrophe. “Our economy is badly weakened,” he declared, “a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.”
Precisely what those “hard choices” are Obama did not specify, but he made clear they in no way involve a challenge to the capitalist market system, declaring that “its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched.”
He broadly hinted that the “hard choices” he would make involve sweeping cuts in social programs, including ending programs that don’t’ “work.” This policy of austerity, which, as he had previously indicated, would include cuts in bedrock programs such as Social Security and Medicare, was summed up in his call for “a new era of responsibility.”
The implicit demand for greater sacrifice from the American people was hailed by liberal commentators such as the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, who praised Obama for telling the people that the crisis was “partly our fault.” He continued, “We all know the Pogo line about how ‘we have met the enemy, and he is us.’ Obama implicitly seemed to embrace it.”
Yesterday, we wrote of our eager anticipation of Barack Obama's long-suppressed opinion on the mass slaughter in Gaza. As we all know, the most eloquent, forthright and morally concerned orator of the age kept a demure silence on this subject for weeks, because, he said, "we have only one president at a time," who alone should speak about foreign policy. Of course, that didn't keep the morally concerned orator from speaking freely on almost every other aspect of foreign policy -- Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, etc. But consistency, as they say, is the hobgoblin of small minds, and the brain of the new president -- who has set the world aflame with rhetoric that has never been heard in Washington before, soaring phrases of penetrating uniqueness about freedom, hope, peace, and the enduring greatness of the American people -- is famously large.
The invasion of Gaza -- which began after Israel broke the ceasefire, launched provocative and deadly raids inside Gaza, and had also tightened its death-grip blockade to a level quite legitimately comparable to the Warsaw Ghetto -- was actually the fault of (wait for it, wait for it).... the Palestinians. Thus sprach Barack.
more - Chris Floyd
Obama's "Top Secret" Phone to Run on Windows? Yikes!
Obama's Top Secret Phone will run using possibly the buggiest and most easily accessible software for hackers to penetrate, WINDOWS.
When the prez isn't having trouble dealing with bugs, shut downs and Boot Again? messages, his Top Secret phone will be hacked into in no time, most likely by that SLC in the ME that is always proclaiming that it is our best friend in the world, at the same time sending armies of spies to penetrate the Pentagon, White House and the State Department.
The same bunch that snooped into then President Clinton's phone calls when he was getting his cigars soaked by Monica Lewinsky will be the same bunch that spies on Obama to twist and bend him to their will.
That same bunch which had a huge part in helping pull off the false-flag of 9/11, thru a massive spying operation on American telecommunications, thru the Israeli companies AmDocs and Comverse Infosys.
more - Greg Bacon
At Least They Didn't Name Him "Sue"
Adolf Hitler Campbell (center) and his parents Heath and Deborah.
For reasons only they know, and haven't chosen to share with the rest of us, Holland Township, New Jersey residents Heath and Deborah Campbell named their oldest child Adolf Hitler Campbell.
His younger sisters are named Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlnn Hinnler Jeannie Campbell, the latter name apparently an illiterate tribute of some sort to SS Chief Heinrich Himmler.
About two weeks ago, child "protection" bureaucrats from the New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) materialized in the Campbell household in the company of a police officer. Referring to a conveniently anonymous report alleging some unspecified "imminent danger" to the kids, the DYFS child-nappers seized the Campbell children and placed them in foster care.
Sgt. John Harris of the Holland Township Police was the officer assigned to accompany the child-nappers "to keep the peace and protect the [social] workers," as he told ABC News. Harris points out that the couple had not been charged with any crime. Nor was he aware of any complaint that had been lodged against either parent for any form of domestic abuse or neglect.
The Campbells have odd and reprehensible taste in names for their children, certainly. But it was the conduct of Sgt. Harris -- who was only following the orders of his superiors -- that displayed the same authoritarian conformity that facilitated the evil acts carried out by the National Socialist regime.
The fact that the Campbell household is entirely dependent on government transfer payments italicizes one little-understood facet of the Welfare State: The same government that pays to feed and shelter the children implicitly claims them as its property, and stands prepared to exercise that claim whenever its functionaries see fit to do so. This principle was laid out with admirable frankness by H.G. Wells (yes, that H.G. Wells), a supporter of Britain's Fabian Socialist movement, in his 1919 book New Worlds for Old.
more - Will Grigg
Talk to the Hand: Resist the NWO
Communism. Nazism. Zionism. These movements are all just different facets of the same evil impulse to enslave humanity under totalitarianism. The Illuminati dangle baits, hoping to lure people into traps. They want people to fight each other. When the people oblige, expend their blood and treasure, and finally demand a solution, the Illuminati miraculously pull exactly the right cyanide-laced casserole pre-cooked out of the freezer. Just pop it in the media oven for an hour, and you're good to go. Just like the Patriot Act.
Maybe people are finally learning.
more - A. Peasant at Twelfth Bough
Clinton Dusts Off Two New Special Envoy Retreads: One is a CFR Banker, the Other Represents Her Biggest Campaign Contributor
Richard Holbrooke was announced as a special adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations ” He has also served as vice chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston, managing director of Lehman Brothers…
vice chairman of Perseus LLC “a merchant bank and private equity fund management company headquartered in Washington,… invested in numerous buyout and growth equity transactions… with capital commitments totaling approximately $2.0 billion.
former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell as a special envoy for the Middle East.
He is Global Chairman Emeritus of DLA Piper the worlds largest lawfirm specializing in, among other things… Technology, and Venture Capital and Private Equity sectors.
During the 2008 Presidential primaries, DLA Piper’s largest contribution was $10,000 to Hillary Clinton; by contrast, there were no contributions to her main competitors, Barack Obama and John Edwards. In addition, DLA Piper attorneys John Merrigan & Matthew Bernstein are major money-raisers for Hillary Clinton.DLA Piper employees bundled over $470,000 to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, making DLA Piper Clinton’s leading contributor as of February 28, 2008.
Holbrooke is one of the bad guys
Richard Holbrooke is now special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan under the Obama administration.
Holbrooke is a former Peace Corps official, and investment banker. The Peace corps is believed to be a front for the CIA. Holbrooke is a member of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
more - aangirfan
Another Jewish gift to humanity
"Israel's refusal to allow civilians any exit route from Gaza as its defence forces rained bombs down on schools and houses appears unprecedented in modern warfare, a United Nations investigator has said.
Richard Falk, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, described the sealing off of the Gaza Strip in order to ensure that nobody could flee it as 'a distinct, new and sinister war crime.'
'For the first time in a military operation, the civilian population as a whole has been locked into a war zone,' he told a meeting of the European Parliament by telephone. 'No children, women, sick people or disabled people were allowed to leave. For the first time, the option of becoming a refugee has been withheld.'"
Mysterious Prison Buses in the Desert
On a recent visit to Tucson, where I was invited to give a presentation on monetary reform, I was disturbed by a story of strange goings on in the desert. A little over a year ago, it seems, a new industrial facility sprang up on the edge of town. It was in a remote industrial zone and appeared to be a bus depot. The new enterprise was surrounded by an imposing security fence and bore no outward signs identifying its services. However, it soon became apparent that the compound was in the business of outfitting a fleet of prison buses. Thirty or so secondhand city buses were being reconfigured with prison bars in the windows and a coat of fresh paint bearing the “Wackenhut G4S” logo on the side.
The new Wackenhut operation is shrouded in mystery. It has been running its fleet of empty prison buses night and day, apparently logging miles on a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract. Multiple buses can be seen driving all over town and even on remote desert back roads. Oddly, except for the driver and one escort guard seated in front, these buses are always empty.
There is another interesting piece to this puzzle. On the desolate plain between Phoenix and Tucson is a tiny town called Florence, Arizona, which features a population consisting largely of prisoners. For decades, Florence has been the home of two of the largest county and federal prisons in the state; and in 2007, a vast new DHS prison was built there as well. Like the Wackenhut buses, this shiny new facility, which literally disappears into the horizon, has gone unannounced and unnoticed by the general public. A new facility for imprisoning illegal aliens? It is hard to imagine such expensive infrastructure being built for that purpose when U.S. policy has been to simply return illegals to their home countries.
Fraud and waste aside, this mysterious activity has sinister implications. Why the obvious secrecy?
Obama's War In Iraq & Afghanistan: Its Historical Roots
Some of the Democratic Party-oriented leaders of the U.S. anti-war movement have been claiming since 2006 that the election of a Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Congress and a Democratic President would end the U.S. War Machine’s immoral military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the Democratic Obama Administration has still not ordered the U.S. War Machine to immediately start withdrawing all Pentagon troops and U.S. private contractor troops from Iraq and Afghanistan by February 1, 2009.
One reason may be because it was a Democratic Administration, the Carter Administration, which initiated a covert war against people in Afghanistan in the late 1970s; and it was a Democratic Administration, the administration of Obama Administration Secretary of State-Designate Clinton’s husband, which continued the Bush I Administration’s war on the Iraqi people during the 1990s.
For more information on some of the historical roots of Obama’s War In Iraq & Afghanistan, you might want to check out the following items that first appeared in the now-defunct alternative newsweekly Downtown in the 1990s:
more - Bob Feldman
Read Some Of The Reasons Why You May Qualify!
If Hell Really Does Exist, Most Humans In The World, Will Probably End Up There
By Arthur Poletti
Are you one of the millions of callous, unaware, delusional, brain dead, immune from empathy, ill-fated humans in the world that willingly and thoughtlessly condones and supports some or most of the massive, completely unnecessary hideous forms of never ending torture and brutal premature deaths of millions of precious creatures everyday?
The most repulsive, gruesome, unimaginable tragedy’s that happen everyday are overwhelmingly supported by most people in the world, including most religious and government leaders. The never ending worst possible kinds of completely unnecessary forms of cruelty and sufferings forced upon the innocent, helpless, animal race represent the worst crimes in history.
Wise up now! Do not be unwilling or reluctant to know the real truth. Become aware now of why you and those whom you love should not participate, support, promote, or condone any of the many different types of despicable and sickening forms of cruelty to animals.
“You might be shocked to know that in the United States alone approximately 660,000 animals are killed for meat every hour. A surprising quantity of animal flesh is consumed. In a 72 year lifetime, the average American consumes approximately 11 cattle, 3 lambs and/or sheep, 23 hogs, 45 turkeys, 1,100 chickens and 862 pounds of fish. Bon appetite!” Source: Himalayan Academy, California & Hawaii
“While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?” George Bernard Shaw
more - Vegan School 101
How Good-Looking is my Middle Eastern Entourage?
Oy oy oy, we knew our Obambi'le wouldn't let us down.
The whole world is throwing their shoes at us and screaming for sanctions against Yisrael, but on his first day at the Oival Office, our goy golem reached out his hand of friendship to us, the Jewish people.
Feh! The anti-semites in Scandinavia, Jordan and even here in the UK are leaving our persimmons and avocados to rot in warehouses, the Italian islamofascists are boycotting Jewish businesses, the Syrian holocaust deniers are holding Goyza War Crimes Exhibitions, and even in Yisrael itself some meshuggenah human rights activists have set up a War Crimes Tribunal website giving instructions for the arrest of our Olmert, Barak and Tzipi'le!
Ban Ki-moon to convey his concern about the civilian casualties and the accidental bombing of UN schools, food aid warehouses and hospitals? Oy, no. Auntie has the feeling the UN party-poopers weren't even invited to the Inauguration Ball!
more - Auntie Ziona
'Ron Paul on the Federal Crime Called the Fiat Dollar'
via Detain This