Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quotes for Today - Nov. 22, 2008

JFK murdered in cold blood 45 years ago today

And by coincidence, it's End the Fed day.

'The Austrians Were Right'
"Madame Speaker, many Americans are hoping the new administration will solve the economic problems we face. That’s not likely to happen, because the economic advisors to the new President have no more understanding of how to get us out of this mess than previous administrations and Congresses understood how the crisis was brought about in the first place."
Ron Paul via Detain This

The Power Elite Playbook: China: Shanghaied by Communism Part 15

"Who and what motivated Japan’s brutal activities against its neighbors as described in part 14? Britain detrimentally meddled in Asia in the 19th century and America meddled in Asia in the 20th century – who was behind their actions? Kuhn, Loeb and Company financed Japan’s Russian invasion in 1905 while the European Rothschilds financed the Russians which somehow failed to receive timely armament delivery. Russia’s objectives, viable in 1895, were an ice-free Pacific port and the acquisition of just enough leased territory for the continuation of her transcontinental railway. The conflict decimated Russia’s economy, preparatory to the well-planned revolution based on philosophy from Karl Marx (1818-83). The House of Rothschild, since 1863, had headquarters in four cities: London, Paris, Vienna and Frankfort."

Deanna Spingola

Civil War in Mexico is Spreading to U.S.

"Mexican officials frequently lecture the U.S. about our supposedly loose gun laws that are blamed for spreading anarchy south of our borders. Mexican President Filipe Calderon has admitted that his country is experiencing a "gradual and growing disintegration of public and governmental institutions."

Never having met an excuse for gun control that they did not like, officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) have set up computer terminals in American consulate offices throughout Mexico. Somehow, violating the privacy of American gun owners is supposed to help control crime in a corrupt and chaotic Mexico. Yeah, right."

Larry Pratt

Unwarranted Violence

"Government, as we must never forget, is force. And as Simone Weil so memorably observed, force is that mysterious influence “that turns anybody who is subjected to it into a thing. Exercised to the limit, it turns man into a thing in the most literal sense: it makes a corpse out of him.”

Every government function, no matter how mundane or apparently harmless, carries with it the implied (and often overt) use of lethal force against those who do not submit."

William Grigg

What the Iraq War Could Have Bought

"We could feed every hungry malnourished child on the planet"

video via Rocker

So parasites get tax money but people who make shit don't?

"The financial parasites, the people who do not produce anything, the people who shuffle papers on their desks and files on their computer screens, get trillions in bailout taxpayer money.

The Congress shits flew their private jets to listen in to the big 3 CEO's who also flew into Washington in their private jets.

On TV though, we do not hear about the Congress' private jets (paid by us, the taxpayers) - but we do hear about the automakers' CEO's private jets."
American Goy

Netanyahu hires 2 of Obama's advisors
"After designing a website similar to that of Barack Obama, Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu has now hired two of the US president-elect's advisers to help him in his election campaign."
Yuval Karni via atheo's blog

Switzerland accuses Israel of violating Geneva Convention
"Foreign Ministry spokesman Lars Knuchel said the demolitions violated the 1949 Geneva Conventions, regarded as the cornerstone of international law on the obligations of warring and occupying powers. The Fourth Convention states that occupying powers must respect the property of civilian populations under their control."
Grim Reaper's blog

Reports From Pakistan Say Rashid Rauf Has Been Killed In A US Airstrike

"Killing a suspected terrorist with a drone is a lot sexier than seeing him get killed in a bus crash. Bravo!

When the alleged "liquid bombers" get their next "fair trial", their alleged al Qaeda contact still won't be there to testify.

The British authorities must be breathing a huge sigh of relief.

Another cutout has just been cut out; the trail just got a little bit colder; the perpetrators just got a little safer."
Winter Patriot

Obama's "left" cheerleaders and the right-wing transition

"The past ten days have served to expose the real content of Obama's "change you can believe in." First came the appointment of Rahm Emanuel, the right-wing Democratic congressman and millionaire investment banker, as chief of staff. No sooner was he tapped for the post than Emanuel pledged to the Wall Street Journal that the Obama White House would "stand up to" the strengthened Democratic majorities in Congress.

Then came news that the transition teams at the Pentagon and CIA were headed, respectively, by supporters of the Iraq war and CIA veterans who were complicit in policies of torture and extraordinary rendition as well as in fabricating the phony intelligence used to promote the war against Iraq.

These developments, combined with the coterie of bankers and Washington insiders that is heading Obama's transition, and the army of ex-Clinton-officials-turned-corporate-lobbyists who are trooping back into official Washington, are providing a preview of the administration that will take office just two months from now.

The conditions are being created in which illusions fostered by Obama's rhetoric about "hope" and "change" will be dashed and a period of tumultuous struggles, driven by the economic crisis, will inevitably arise."
Bill Van Auken

Obama's CFR essay 2007
"After reading this I came to the conclusion that Obama will simply carry on (with some minor adjustments) the same global dominace agenda of the past.Much of the wording I imagine is with a wink and a nod to his future masters.

There is nothing 'renewing' at all just the same old bullshit.Especially this quote "our starting point must always be a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy"
gulu's blog

Plea For Palestine-Final Draft
"I am writing with regard to the situation in Gaza and the West Bank which I have been closely observing over the past 4 years and have seen quickly deteriorating, especially over the last several months. Though I am baffled as to the reasons the state of Israel has been allowed to maintain and enforce policies that go against all international laws and treaties, including the Geneva Convention, which, as of 8-12-1949, it is a signatory, engaging in behavior that is rightly described as terrorism when carried out by any other nation, I’ve considered the possibility that you are ill informed and so take this opportunity to enlighten you."

You're Scaring Me, Obama: Let the Bush Years Die
"To be honest, Obama, you lost me when you voted for the PATRIOT Act reauthorization in 2006. You lost me again when you voted for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) amendment in 2008. And you lost me every single time you voted for yet more war funding.

Don't even get me started on your vote for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout."

Heather Wokusch via Strike the Root

Gazans Resist by Surviving

“This siege isn’t about ‘security’ or even about Hamas,” he says. “Israel’s ultimate aim is to separate Gaza from the West Bank and kill the Palestinian national project.”
Ramzi Kysia

Replacing Controlled Newspapers...
"I thought to myself: “If only they could be reading the truth about the issues that are crushing America. If only they could be learning about the agenda that the global government has against them, instead of more manufactured ‘news’ about the same, worn-out political bickering on editorial pages and in popular columns.”

We constantly hear "Hold them accountable" when referring to what is known as the mainstream media (MSM), which now includes cable networks like FOX, MSNBC and CNN. How much longer can America survive nothing more than wishful thinking? These are corporate giants who rarely bend and their agenda is set."
Devvy Kidd

Change: 20,000 Troops to Afghanistan Surge
"The commanders are looking for well north of 20,000 forces. Gates wishes to fulfill the commanders' request."

Notice how it mentions The commanders are looking for WELL NORTH of 20,000 troops? Kinda like Viet Nam? Well north to 500,000 eventually?"

National Intelligence Council Shines Light On World's Future
"The whole international system—as constructed following WWII—will be revolutionized. Not only will new players—Brazil, Russia, India and China— have a seat at the international high table, they will bring new stakes and rules of the game. The unprecedented transfer of wealth roughly from West to East now under way will continue for the foreseeable future.

Sounds like a bright future for America! So now I’ve stopped the building of my ark here in Florida to save me from global warming and have now taken to digging my underground bunker. Hope the apartment management doesn’t mind the half finished boat in the parking lot and the big hole behind my apartment. Oh what am I worried about, Obama is bringing hope."
On Freedom's Wings

  • Hey George
    "I have you pegged as a man of vice. C'mon buddy, where's that famous smirk? There it is! But forget those drugs you hoovered up. Forget the kids you fucked and had killed. Forget the war and the misery, suffering, and death you inflicted upon millions. All of that. Forget about it. Let's just go with gambling.

    I'll bet every penny I have that the audiences cheer. They'll cheer when you're whimpering in terror and they'll cheer when your brains are spattered all over the walls. How about it George? You up?

    Because that's you mate. You are the guy in the movie whose grisly death would have the audience cheering. That's you. Enjoy the rest of your worthless fucking life."

    "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

    A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

    Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

    Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.

    I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.

    Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."

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