Monday, September 29, 2008

Bush Bailout Speech Just Like Iraq Speech!!!

I couldn't find the handy clipnote link to the video, but if you go to the link it should get you to it.

Jon Stewart finds an eerie similarity between President Bush's big bailout speech and his Iraq invasion speech five years ago. "Those who do not study the past get an exciting opportunity to repeat it." Watch:

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Terrorist Attack on American Soil

Would it surprise anyone that the republicans are behind this? That war machine doesn't know where or how to stop. They inflict false fear everywhere and now this. This is really bugging me.

This article is originally entitled...
Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After "Obsession" DVD Hits Ohio.

If you like the movie Obsession, check out The Power of Nightmares.

Where did the fear that perpetrated this crime come from? Put down the remote and step away from the TV.

While pastors are motivating their flocks to come back to church next week they ought to throw in a message on 1 John 2:6

"the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked."
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"She told me that the gas was sprayed into the room where the babies and children were being kept while their mothers prayed together their Ramadan prayers. Panicked mothers ran for their babies, crying for their children so they could flee from the gas that was burning their eyes and throats and lungs. She grabbed her youngest in her arms and grabbed the hand of her other daughter, moving with the others to exit the building and the irritating substance there.

"The paramedic said the young one was in shock, and gave her oxygen to help her breathe. The child couldn't stop sobbing.

"This didn't happen in some far away place -- but right here in Dayton, and to my friends. Many of the Iraqi refugees were praying together at the Mosque Friday evening. People that I know and love.

"She tells me that her daughters slept with her last night, the little one in her arms and sobbing throughout the night. She tells me she is afraid
nothing less than terrorism, American style
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Denver Cops Mock DNC Protesters

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Denver's police union is facing criticism for printing a commemorative T-shirt that makes light of the use of violence by police, particularly in the wake of 154 arrests during the week of Democratic National Convention this past August.
The Denver Police Department Operations Manual includes a Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which begins, 'As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.' The creation of this t-shirt makes a mockery of that statement."

Detective Nick Rogers of the Police Protective Association said that the union predicts sales of about 2,000 shirts in addition to the ones given free to Denver police officers, and also told KMGH that he hadn't received any complaints about the shirt.
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Put $700 billion in the bag and no one gets hurt

The situation reminds me of a
portion of the Douglas Adams novel "The
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
," in which the leaders of
the planet Golgafrincham decided to get rid of the least useful
third of their population. This was accomplished by making up a
story about a giant space goat coming to eat their planet and
convincing all of the people they wanted to get rid of to board
Ark-B, the first of three giant spaceships that would take them
all to a new planet. The other two-thirds of the population, of
course, did not follow.

The way that Paulson and
Bernanke have described the problem, I cannot shake the feeling
that my wife, daughter and I are being told to board Ark-B. Tell
me again what the problem is that is so severe that it justifies
taking $2,000 from every man, woman and child in the country?
I am insulted that they think
they can scare the money out of me without offering a good
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Friday, September 26, 2008

CEO pay: What those involved in the financial meltdown made


"If George W. Bush, John McCain, or Barack Obama had any honesty and integrity, they would approach the current banking malady in much the same way that President Andrew Jackson did. In discussing the Bank Renewal bill with a delegation of bankers in 1832, Jackson said, "Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.""
~ Chuck Baldwin, Constitution Party Presidential Candidate.
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As Congress considers a $700 billion bailout for Wall Street and the banking sector, there are calls to restrict the pay and severance packages for CEOs at investment houses, banks and mortgage lenders poised to be benefit from the plan put forward by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

Executives from some of the major investment and commercial banks involved in the financial upheaval and bailout earned hefty paychecks last year, according to proxy statements outlining their salaries, bonuses and stock options:

Lehman Brothers Chairman
Goldman Sachs
American International Group’s chief executive
Morgan Stanley Chairman
Merrill Lynch CEO
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO
Fannie Mae CEO
Wachovia Corp. Chairman
Seattle-based Washington Mutual
CEOs of large U.S. corporations averaged $10.8 million in total compensation in 2006, more than 364 times the pay of the average U.S. worker, according to the latest survey by United for a Fair Economy.
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What is more dangerous than standing armies?

Read the article to find out what Andrew Jackson said when faced with the same thing we face today.
also believed that "banking establishments are more dangerous than
standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid
by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on
a large scale."
Webster warned, "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring
classes of mankind, none has been more effectual than that which deludes
them with paper money."
also said, "We are in danger of being overwhelmed with irredeemable
paper, mere paper, representing not gold nor silver; no, Sir, representing
nothing but broken promises, bad faith, bankrupt corporations, cheated
creditors, and a ruined people."
first and greatest President George Washington said, "Paper money
has had the effect in your State [Rhode Island] that it ever will have,
to ruin commerce--oppress the honest, and open the door to every species
of fraud and injustice."
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Down with Republicans!

The Republican Party is quickly morphing into what every person hates. They get away with this stuff because they can. Watch the 60-minute video for a good overview. We are the only ones that can put pressure on such tactics to stop it from destroying us all.

This is just another example that shows why people need to get involved once again in helping America (SELF-government). With the Third Parties combining, now is the time for everyone on the sidelines to start jumping in and helping.

Learn more about that here...

Spread the word!
That is about all you have to do.
" I think this will make Watergate
look like child's  play"
Unless Congress votes to hold
Rove in Contempt before it
adjourns at the END of
of our work will go out of the
This is ultimately not about Republicans or Democrats, because when the already high price attached to the blood sport of
politics and public service has been elevated to an individual’s complete destruction, a ruined career, and imprisonment,
everyone loses.
Gen. Wesley Clark: "I believe
that Don Siegelman was not
only a great Governor, but a
great American. And I believe
he was an honest man! And I
believe that he has been
unjustly confined!
" I would greatly appreciate any
financial contribution you can
make to my Legal Defense Fund"
       Don Siegelman
....CONTACT CONGRESS before they adjorn!!!
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I do not normally yell, but

I felt like clipping the whole article (it isn't very long, but longer than ClipNotes allows). It does a good job explaining what is going on and sets forth a possible solution.

"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education." —Thomas Jefferson

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." ~ James Madison
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“I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.”
– Sir Isaac Newton, after losing a fortune in the South Sea bubble

Something extraordinary is going on with these government
The Fed is buying an insurance company?
he Federal
Reserve has the power to print the national money supply, but it is not
actually a part of the U.S. government
.  It is a private banking
corporation owned by a consortium of private banks.  The banking industry
just bought the world’s largest insurance company, and they used federal money
to do it
Yahoo Finance reported on September 17:

The Anatomy of a Bubble

Until recently, most people had never even heard of
Basically, they are just bets.  You can “hedge your bet” that
“The point everyone misses,”

The Best Game in Town

Desperate Measures for Desperate Times

Time for a 21st Century New Deal?

We need a
public banking system
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Open the Presidential Debates... or we will!

Sounds like real American government to me!

The internet is like the printing press was in the 1500s. It can bring much needed reformation and revolution like the press did back then. But we have to USE IT.

"A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about." ~ Douglas Noel Adams

In light of John McCain's attempts to stifle the presidential debates never before has the need for more debate participants been so clearly illustrated. When the debates are limited to two increasingly similar points of view we all suffer.

Today, at a critical point in our nation's direction, third party candidates are standing against the bailout, while the media sanctioned candidates are standing for it. The American people deserve to have a debate on the largest economic decision of our generation. The debate is an important step in our efforts to take back the political process. Our message-- "Open the debates, or we will!"

The Candidates

Learn about all of the presidential candidates and compare their stances on the issues:

Constitution Party Candidate: Chuck Baldwin
Democratic Party Candidate: Barack Obama
Green Party Candidate: Cynthia McKinney
Independent Party Candidate: Ralph Nader
Libertarian Party Candidate: Bob Barr
Republican Party Candidate: John McCain

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bush’s Legacy Of Squandering Taxpayer Money

If you go to the site you will see a list for each category of mismanagement. Who would be surprised he unashamedly asks for another $700 billion.
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Bush is demanding unprecedented control over billions of dollars — with no oversight. His history of mismanaging taxpayer dollars should make Americans skeptical of his buyout plan:




Given Bush’s history of gross fiscal mismanagement — including an unprecedented number of no-bid contracts and Bush’s resistance to closing fraud loopholes or increasing oversight of contracts — why should Americans trust another $700 billion to his care? Paul Krugman writes, “Let’s not be railroaded into accepting an enormously expensive plan that doesn’t seem to address the real problem.”

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Very Corrupt Administration at Work

We broke away from Britain for less in 1776. Read the Declaration of Independence and review the list of "repeated injuries and usurpations." Together they don't add up to this.
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bushpb.jpg Today, the White House released a statement criticizing Congress’s potential plan to limit CEO compensation at the companies the federal government is bailing out, firmly standing against any “punitive measures”:

President Bush also released another statement earlier today warning Congress against inserting any “unrelated provisions” — such as help for struggling homeowners — in the $700 billion Wall Street bailout.

In 2007, Wall Street’s five biggest firms — Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley — paid a record $39 billion in bonuses to themselves.

That’s $10 billion more than the $29 billion loan taxpayers are making to J.P. Morgan to save Bear Stearns.

Those 2007 bonuses were paid even though the shareholders in those firms last year collectively lost about $74 billion in stock declines — their worst year since 2002.
now costing each person in the United States $2,000.
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Evangelical leader smacks McCain for lack of ‘principle’

Let the evangelicals divide and fracture; let the people be free to think on their own.

Richard Cizik is one of the country’s most powerful and outspoken Christian evangelical leaders. He happens to be a Republican, and he has known the GOP’s presidential nominee for many years. “I thought John McCain was a principled person,” Cizik says. “But John McCain has backed off, not just on climate change but on torture and a sensible tax policy — in other words, he’s not the John McCain of 2000. … He seems to be waffling on issue after issue.

“It’s not illogical for someone to conclude that John McCain is going to be more like George Bush than John McCain is going to be like John McCain in 2000.”

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Ron Paul Weighs In On The Financial Catastrophe

To bad more people do not know more about the predictable character of Ron Paul as a statesman. He is more of a servant of the People and a defender of our Constitution than a politician. Who weird.
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Tell Me More, September 23, 2008 · The conversation about the financial crisis, and the details about the proposed $700 billion bailout continues to stir strong opinions. Republican Congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul opposes the bailout plan.

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Gingrich On Why Bailout Plan Is 'Just Wrong'

Someday I think all of Congress will be asked to step aside as those in power take over our country.
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All Things Considered, September 22, 2008 · One prominent conservative urging Congress to step hard on the brakes in the $700 billion bailout plan is Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives.

In Sunday's National Review online, Gingrich writes: "Congress was designed by the Founding Fathers to move slowly, precisely to avoid the sudden panic of a one-week solution that becomes a 20-year mess."

This $700 billion bailout plan, this potential 20-year mess that you're talking about, comes from a Republican administration, comes from your own party. What's happened to Republican faith in small government and free markets?
Well, I think you have a Goldman Sachs chief of staff to the president and the Goldman Sachs secretary of the Treasury. And they convinced the president that the American people ought to send $700 billion to Wall Street, which I think is a very, very bad idea, and I would argue is a very un-Republican idea.
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Iraq Today

The mortality statistics cited in “Is the United States Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month?” were based on another article suitable for Project Censored recognition, a scientific investigation of deaths caused by the war in Iraq. The original article, published in Lancet in 2006, received some dismissive coverage when it was released, and then disappeared from view as the mainstream media returned to reporting biased estimates that placed Iraqi casualties at about one-tenth the Lancet estimates.
The effectiveness of the media blackout is vividly illustrated by an Associated Press poll conducted in February 2007, which asked a representative sample of US residents how many Iraqis had died as a result of the war. The average respondent thought the number was under 10,000, about 2 percent of the actual total at that time.
By early 2008, the best estimate, based on extrapolations and replications of the Lancet study, was that 1.2 million Iraqis had died as a consequence of the war.
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Top 25 Censored Stories

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Monday, September 22, 2008

$700 Billion Bailout of Wall Street

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless." -- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 - (letter to Col. William F. Elkins) Ref: The Lincoln Encyclopedia, Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)

Someone predicted this economic collapse A year ago and worked hard to do something about it. Who?

We need to turn over some moneychanger tables like Jesus did. Jesus Cleanses the Temple -

It’s being described as the largest government intervention in private markets since the Great Depression. The Bush administration has asked Congress to swiftly approve a massive $700 billion package to rescue the crippled financial institutions on Wall Street. Some analysts say the final cost to taxpayers could top one trillion dollars. Over the weekend, the size of the proposed bailout grew as the Bush administration said foreign banks, including Barclays and UBS, should be eligible for the bailout. [includes rush transcript]

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

What's the REAL reason for 2nd Ammendment

This is an awesome statement she makes. It just goes to show you we need to FIRE those people who are not listening nor understand what she clearly points out.
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Texas state representative, Suzanna Gratia-Hupp, whose parents were killed by an insane gunman while her gun was out in the car, gives very moving and bold testimony about the REAL reason that the second amendment was designed to protect our God-given right to keep and bear arms.«
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pay No Attention to This Day

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September 17

This day isn’t important.

There are far more significant days in the year:

   Labor Day, when we pretend to care about other people’s jobs while
frolicking at the beach.

   Election Day, when we pretend we’re making a difference by voting.

You see, today is supposed to be Constitution Day. And no one really
cares about the Constitution anymore.

What It Was
The Constitution was supposed to spell out what government can do and
what it can’t do.
The Transformation
But by the end of the 1800s, too many Americans had lost their fear of
government and politicians.

And so government was transformed in the public mind from a
necessary-but-dangerous evil into "the great fiction, through which
everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else," as Frédéric
Bastiat described it.

Where Do We Go from Here?

If the American people are to learn the importance of limited,
Constitutional government, we have to teach them ourselves.

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