Monday, November 24, 2008

Quotes for Today - Nov. 24, 2008

The Budget Economy and Deluxury Package Deals
"If your news is coming from the main stream media you aren’t getting the news. What you are getting is what I call ‘the package deal’.

The Package Deal is available on a lot of levels besides the information highway with the walls on both sides so that it’s impossible to see the surrounding landscape or get any idea of what you are passing through on your way to wherever you are being herded.
There are some mystifying things afoot that seem to indicate that hope and change are not in the windshield but rather in the rear view mirror. Of course, that might just be another feature of your package deal where what will be turns into what was and you still can’t tell what it is."
Les Visible
Visible's latest radio show here

The FED Now Promises $7.4 Trillion of Our Money

"Just months ago, most Americans were fighting the good fight of stopping a bailout for the housing crisis to the tune of $850 billion. We lost that one. Then a couple of weeks ago, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson announced to the country that the bailout plan was changing course and was not going to bailout mortgages, but buy up banks. And now today the U.S. government has announced that it is prepared to lend more than $7.4 trillion on behalf of us - the American taxpayers - to rescue the financial system since the credit markets seized up 15 months ago. Keep in mind that the current national debt is $10,670,133,369,927.79 when I blogged this. That promise is almost as much as the current debt! And that is only on one of our national books. There are actually three, but who wants to discuss social security at a time like this. No one wants to think about the fact that the full national debt on all of America’s books is more like $75 trillion."
On Freedom's Wings

Evil Concealed by Money
"The bottom line is that we've become a nation of thieves, a value rejected by our founders. James Madison, the father of our Constitution, was horrified when Congress appropriated $15,000 to help French refugees. He said, "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." Tragically, today's Americans would run Madison out of town on a rail."
Walter E. Williams via Strike the Root

Obama's jobs plan: A band-aid for an exonomic catastrophe

"The economic plan announced Saturday by President-Elect Barack Obama, with the goal of “saving or creating” 2.5 million jobs in 2009 and 2010, is a measure that has already been outstripped by events. The deepening crisis of American and world capitalism could destroy that many US jobs in the next six to nine months alone."

In other words, these (top economic positions) selections demonstrate that Obama will pursue economic policies determined by the same class interests upheld by his Republican predecessor. The primary concern will be the defense of the financial system—i.e., the accumulated wealth of the financial aristocracy, embodied in the giant banks, hedge funds and other huge financial institutions, whose parasitic and speculative operations precipitated the current crisis."
Patrick Martin

The End of the Experiment?
"What I mean by that is whether or not this blog will continue to pick up, post, and comment on the unending and ceaseless drivel of MSM lies and distortions. As you can see from below, the experience has been neither pleasurable or fun, and is in fact getting worse by the day. It is hard to believe; however, AmeriKa's MSM is so far gone in deceptions that it is awful to have to sift through their horrible propaganda day after day. It is shallow propaganda, it covers up so many treacheries, and the outright lies are something to behold.

The problem with this activity I used to enjoy (it is hard for me to believe that I once viewed the Zionist-controlled garbage as fair and objective) is that the lies, obfuscations, and hurtful agendas that are pushed by the mouthpiece media are not harmless or irrelevant; they are hurtful to the world's soul. They have anesthetized the AmeriKan mind with their Zionist-soaked garbage while propagating lies of such evil that I am reduced to raging profanities at the brazeness of such total disinformation and propaganda."

"Refuse to Cooperate": A Liberal Gets It!

"Rather than complaining, which is unproductive, he should just buy up as many guns as possible, as so many gun lovers are doing, and refuse to cooperate with the new administration."
Sam McKee

"And when my non-cooperation with more gun control becomes a felony, I will refuse to concede any more of my traditional liberty. Then, when the Feds come to my door to take my property or my life, I will resist. I will likely die in the attempt, but I'm not going to be the only one. Then, and only then, will the complacent gun owners who think the Constitution still protects them and their God-given inalienable liberties wake up and realize they have been betrayed by their own natural peaceable and law abiding natures. Then will they understand that "majority rule" without the restrictions of the Founders' constitutional republic is merely three wolves and a sheep sitting down to vote on what, or who, to have for dinner."
Mike Vanderboegh via Sipsey Street Irregulars and The War on Guns

Lurching Toward Gomorrah: More Signs of An Unstoppable Economic Meltdown
"Crisis denialists are still around but are slowly and grudgingly giving way to the reality that global capitalism is in serious crisis as recession lurches toward depression in a continuing downward spiral.
Stephen Lendman

The Future is Calling

"This is Mr. Griffin's analysis of the War on Terrorism and much more. Terrorism is a distraction for deeper issues. Both hawks and doves are playing into the hands of those who are using the conflict for their own hidden agendas. You will discover the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization that has dominated U.S. public policy since World War I.

You will learn about the ideology called collectivism that motivates this group and find that its members believe that the best way to bring about desirable changes in society is to engage in war. Mr. Griffin meticulously documents how these people, working within the American government, plotted to involve the U.S. in both World Wars. They even encouraged enemy attacks so they could claim the status of victim instead of aggressor.

The lessons and parallels for the 'War on Terrorism' are chilling."


The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008
"2008 marks the 20th anniversary of Multinational Monitor’s annual list of the 10 Worst Corporations of the year.

In the 20 years that we’ve published our annual list, we’ve covered corporate villains, scoundrels, criminals and miscreants. We’ve reported on some really bad stuff.

But we’ve never had a year like 2008."
Robert Weissman

Obama Would Put Thru a Peace Deal Tomorrow If Not for the American Jewish Community' - MJ Rosenberg
"The best metaphor for the Jewish effect in Washington is when Rosenberg looks out of the little office that he shares with Brit Tzedek and the view is dominated by an eight story building being built “by a despicable billionaire named Sheldon Adelson from Las Vegas .” This is the AIPAC building. “It is well and good that the polls of the Jewish community are what they are [on Iraq war, and Iran war] We are represented in Washington by AIPAC.”

AIPAC’s one issue now is Iran . “I think Israel for them became old hat.” Dramatizing the Iranian threat is everything for AIPAC right now."
Philip Weiss

Vigilant Shield 09: A Cover for Illegal Domestic Operations?

"DHS Undersecretary Allen told U.S. Northern Command News that strengthening the relationship between DHS and NORTHCOM intelligence "will promote more efficient and effective information sharing," and that "the American public benefits because the intelligence community at the federal level is working together in new and different ways."

As if the militarization of society and the destruction of our civil liberties were something we should embrace! How's that for an Orwellian twist on the phrase "public benefit"? But as the philosopher Voltaire once quipped, "the history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than the history of crime."

And so it is as America breathlessly awaits the dawning of the new "change" regime."

Growing Home
"From before the time of the Revolution communities handled their own problems. Fraternal orders came into being; women's clubs took on jobs, organizing either locally or nationally to ensure that their local community needs were met. Libraries were started, stocked with books; children were educated. Orphans were adopted by families. In 1853 The Children's Aid Society undertook to meet the need of children abandoned on city streets. People took action, using the tools available and raising the money.

If a tool is not working you should notice that and get the right tool. Government is a tool. It is not working."

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

The Bailout Surge
"We must remember that governments do not produce anything. Their only resources come from producers in the economy through such means as inflation and taxation. The government has an obligation to be good stewards of these resources. In bailing out failing companies, they are confiscating money from productive members of the economy and giving it to failing ones. By sustaining companies with obsolete or unsustainable business models, the government prevents their resources from being liquidated and made available to other companies that can put them to better, more productive use. An essential element of a healthy free market, is that both success and failure must be permitted to happen when they are earned. But instead with a bailout, the rewards are reversed – the proceeds from successful entities are given to failing ones. How this is supposed to be good for our economy is beyond me.

It is obvious to most Americans that we need to reject corporate cronyism, and allow the natural regulations and incentives of the free market to pick the winners and losers in our economy, not the whims of bureaucrats and politicians."
Ron Paul

The Sucker Bait Called Hope

"Most Americans, regardless of their political leanings or religion, would not recognize the common good if it bit ‘em in the ass. We have no genuine concept of common good. We really don't. Toqueville observed that 170 years ago. He said that in America, no man owes another man anything. Nor is he owed by any other man. Where does that leave any movement toward the common weal requiring the cooperative efforts of more than one man?

We all know the answer -- The Gubbyment. Which leaves the common good to greaseball politicos, banking and mortgage sharks, and a private cartel of behind-the-scenes hustlers called the Fed. Nevertheless, we have lived under the myth of rugged individualism so long we think we are in charge of our destiny -- which in our utterly monetized American system, means our financial fate. No matter that we let unseen elites own and manage our hard-earned dough over quail and cognac on the 45th floor. They're of the sort who know what's best. You can tell them by their arrogance and their good looking trophy wives. And by their big limos. Americans know the superior man when they see it."
Joe Bageant

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