Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thoughts for a Saturday Morning Cuba - Zoriah Miller
How much freedom can one man stand?

We find ourselves awash in new freedoms. There are those aforementioned 17 million folks freed from work. And at least 45 million people are free from the onus of healthcare and all those time consuming trips to the doctor or dentist. More than 60 million folks are freed from the rigors of financial planning because they now have zero net worth, thanks to the mortgage bust. More than a million are free from even having to decide when to eat, shower, take a crap or sleep -- because they are in the joint doing time, mostly for parole violations of some previous offense.

I've been around 62 years and I'm here to tell you that I've never seen such a deluge of freedom in my entire life. That's the foot stompin' truth. And I don't doubt for one minute that there aren't more freedoms coming down the pike. I can feel 'em in these old bones. I just might need a bump of Old Granddad to brace myself for the next one. Lordy, lordy, I just might. {more - Joe Bageant}

The Real REASON for Gun Ownership

The anti-gunners, certain that the role of government is to grant privileges and dictate behavior, shout that citizens have no reason to be “allowed” to own assault rifles, which have “no legitimate sporting use.” The Constitution, though, says nothing about “a well-regulated sporting club” being necessary. We do not own handguns, assault rifles, shotguns, and other powerful weapons because we are hunters or plinkers or collectors. We do not even own guns because the Constitution “allows” us to. The Constitution does not “grant” rights. It recognizes rights already and irrevocably held forever by the people themselves (individuals), and forbids government from trampling on them. We have a right to keep and bear arms regardless of whether the Second Amendment exists or not! All Article Two guarantees is that we shouldn’t have to defend that right against “our” federal government. We’ve seen that simple guarantee erode, though, haven’t we?

The real reason for gun ownership is to protect the individual from the State, whether it be an invading State from accross the seas or a domestic State grown tyrannical and oppressive. The goal of total, repressive confiscation is clear in the subtle, shifting arguments of the anti-gun forces. When handguns were the target, they clamored prohibition because handguns were not militia-type weapons protected by the Second Amendment. Now they cry for assault rifle bans because “mere citizens” have no business possessing “military-style” weapons! {more - Incog Man}

The US War against Iraq: The Destruction of a Civilization

The US seven-year war and occupation of Iraq is driven by several major political forces and informed by a variety of imperial interests. However these interests do not in themselves explain the depth and scope of the sustained, massive and continuing destruction of an entire society and its reduction to a permanent state of war. The range of political forces contributing to the making of the war and the subsequent US occupation include the following (in order of importance):

The most important political force was also the least openly discussed. The Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC), which includes the prominent role of long-time, hard-line unconditional Jewish supporters of the State of Israel appointed to top positions in the Bush Pentagon (Douglas Feith and Paul Wolfowitz ), key operative in the Office of the Vice President (Irving (Scooter) Libby), the Treasury Department (Stuart Levey), the National Security Council (Elliot Abrams) and a phalanx of consultants, Presidential speechwriters (David Frum), secondary officials and policy advisers to the State Department. These committed Zionists ‘insiders’ were buttressed by thousands of full-time Israel-First functionaries in the 51 major American Jewish organizations, which form the President of the Major American Jewish Organizations (PMAJO). They openly stated that their top priority was to advance Israel’s agenda, which, in this case, was a US war against Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, occupy the country, physically divide Iraq, destroy its military and industrial capability and impose a pro-Israel/pro-US puppet regime. If Iraq were ethnically cleansed and divided, as advocated by the ultra-right, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and the ‘Liberal’ President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and militarist-Zionist, Leslie Gelb, there would be more than several ‘client regimes’. {more - James Petras via The Peoples Voice}

Lockerbie justice, in part

If the families of the victims are angry that an inn0cent man has been set free, they should be angry at the prosecutors and police, doing the dirty work to protect the CIA. By avoiding proceedings that would show that the trial was a sham, the authorities have cleverly left the blame with Libya and Megrahi, and protected the real culprits. Instead of playing along with the lying Official Story, the families of the victims should be demanding an official examination of the travesty of a trial. Megrahi and Libya were framed. So who blew up the plane? {source - xymphora}

CIA Mouthpiece Hides Agency's Nazi Roots Behind Recent Fascist Policies

[Mr. McGovern is another "former" CIA spook (Like bin Laden's press agent Michael Scheuer) writing for, whose only purpose appears to be defending truth and the Constitution against an out-of-control government. This is pure disinformation, intended to mislead us, the enraged masses, into going after the agency's crimes individually (Blackwater, torture, drone murders, etc.), when what is needed is a complete house cleaning of the entire repellent mess that resides at Langley, Virginia. The CIA is a criminal institution that hires other criminals throughout the world to start wars, commit mass-murder, kidnap, torture, run drugs, et. al., in a worldwide and national psyop. The CIA is at war with all humanity and humankind's only option is the complete and utter eradication of that cancer on the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America.]

{more - There Are No Sunglasses}

Connect The Dots ~ Cheney / CIA / Blackwater & Pat Tillman
Cheney did indeed have his CIA assassination group but it was outsourced, much like torture was outsourced to foreign countries, to Blackwater mercenaries and Pat Tillman was most likely a target during the 2004 election year for he was about to support John Kerry.
{more - Allen Roland}

Sovereignty or Secession
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
Tenth amendment in the Bill of Rights

I want to exercise my right under the tenth amendment, but as an individual I can’t. You and I are part of the people that are mentioned in that amendment, but we have no choice but to go along with the unconstitutional mandates that Washington DC is forcing on us. The state governments can, and some have, tell Washington DC that they will no longer accept any legislation that is passed by them that is not authorized by the Constitution; which is just about every bit of legislation they have passed in my lifetime.

We can either tell our state officials that we want them to uphold the tenth amendment, or if they refuse, to call for the people to throw out the existing government and form a new one through a secession process. I prefer secession, but would be happy with enforcement of the tenth amendment. {more - Darrel Mulloy}

Who Controls the Media? Here are Just a Few Names
Bloggers have been working hard to inform readers that the Main Stream Media (MSM) is totally controlled by Zionist Jewish interests. These interests give us totally biased news reporting, and all shows presently shown on the idiot box paint Jewish people, and their pride and joy corrupt and evil state of Israel only in a positive light. {more - Northerntruthseeker}

Who Is Behind Barack Obama's Rise to Stardom?
Is Barack Obama the product of a vast socialist conspiracy designed to undermine the fundamental tenets established by our Founding Fathers, all bankrolled and organized by elite financiers?

The answer is unequivocally yes. {more - Revelations}

Mexico's New Decrim Law
This is a useful step, but a very small one. Of course, it won’t have any impact on the cartels or the violence in any way. It is interesting that the U.S. has not seen fit to throw a fit about it. {more - Drug War Rant}

US workplace suicides up by 28 percent
The number of workplace suicides reported in 2008 rose by 28 percent over the previous year, according to figures released Thursday by the US Labor Department.

With some areas registering more than 25 percent unemployment, the pressure of keeping a job in the midst of hopeless economic prospects inevitably takes its toll. {more -Andre Damon}

Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole Fed conference
"The failure of Lehman Brothers and the near-failure of AIG were dramatic but hardly isolated events. Many prominent firms struggled to survive as confidence plummeted. The investment bank Merrill Lynch, under pressure in the wake of Lehman's failure, agreed to be acquired by Bank of America; the major thrift institution Washington Mutual was resolved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in an assisted transaction; and the large commercial bank Wachovia, after experiencing severe liquidity outflows, agreed to be sold. The two largest remaining free-standing investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, were stabilized when the Federal Reserve approved, on an emergency basis, their applications to become bank holding companies." {more criminal lies}

{more - Greg Bacon}


  1. Pat Tilman was shot THREE times in the forehead.

    That's not a mistake, but a deliberate hit to tap someone that many times in the same place.

    Afterwards, they burnt his gear and destroyed evidence.

    Just like they destroyed evidence after the mass murders of 9/11.

    The Army had list it's golden poster boy who learned quickly that he was fighting for special interests and was due back home on leave.

    The brave Mr. Tilman was going to spill the beans on the phony 'Hunt for Bin Laden' and the scared the war mongers.

  2. yeah, they couldn't let their 9/11 poster boy with the message "Let's join the military and avenge our enemies" to then backtrack. He would have had a lot of credibility if he spoke about what he had seen and learned.