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Friday, February 02, 2007
My favorite 9/11 factoids completely ignored by the government and the media are: the closing of the WTC towers the weekend or so before for "computer upgrades" (pg 45 of pdf) and the CEO of Securecom (sp?) in charge of WTC security and Logan airport security being Marvin Bush. But who cares, right? It's only a police state, right?
Before you read this article, conduct this test. Try to purchase some stock, or some futures, a mutual fund or some put options, without providing your identity. Go ahead and try it! See if you get anywhere. Find out what happens when you tell the investment firm that you want to make a huge investment anonymously. It can’t be done.
Then ask yourself this question: How could someone have placed anonymous put options on American Airlines and United Airlines just prior to the attacks of 9/11? Then ask yourself why no one has investigated this suspicious deal. Ask yourself why there has been no attempt by the US government to identify the person who anticipated huge profits from a disaster that was yet to occur. Is it because the trail possibly leads to the CIA?
Then wonder about the collapse of Building 7 on the day of the attacks. Ask yourself why the owner of the building allowed the building to be pulled down (intentionally demolished) hours after the Twin Towers fell. Pulling down a building takes weeks of planning and preparation so that explosives can be safely positioned and wired. Not so in this case. Wonder why.
If you have any doubts at all about the official 9/11 story, then the answers to these questions are all the proof you need that something is very, very wrong!
Independent 9/11 researchers have worked nonstop since the events to examine the events of 9/11 and they have uncovered enough information to seriously challenge the official versions of what happened on that fateful day. But maybe, just maybe, the very fact that massive amounts of information are available is a problem in itself. There may be far too much evidence for most Americans to face.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Well, Rep. Dr. Ron Paul has put me in a spot of sorts. Having sworn off of voting since coming to the realization of futility of taking part in rigged sham of it all. At first I agonized over the decision. But it quickly occurred to me that the evil cabal masters will never let Dr. Paul run (as a Republican) and even if they did, the clueless and passively evil imperial serfs, ill-educated in government schools, will not give Dr. Paul the time of day in the primaries. If he somehow manages to make it to the general election, I do feel compelled to suspend my better judgement and support him with my vote - which will no doubt be converted by Cheney's Diebold abominations into a vote for the evil candidate (whomever that will be -- the one they've already chosen to be the next "democractically-selected" dictator.)
You have my full support Dr. Paul. I fear you are quite likely the very last chance for a relatively peaceful (albeit political) solution to beginning to turn the fate of these states and their citizens back from the pits of slave Hell that the twisted, evil Grovers and counterfeiting inbred banking bastards wish to plunge the world into.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Bush’s Chernobyl economy; hard times are on the way
By Mike Whitney
Hard times are on the way; only this time it’ll be detention centers instead of soup kitchens.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Here's a bloody brilliant blog post. Facsist empires in their decline sure are wacky places to live. (link found at STR)
Pension or Penitentiary?
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Talk about a cry for help: Timothy J. Bowers robbed a Columbus OH bank of $80, handed the money over to a security guard, and waited for the police to come and arrest him. In court on October 11, he pleaded guilty and told the judge that he would like a three-year sentence – just enough time to get him to the age of eligibility for Social Security benefits. The judge graciously obliged, demonstrating compassionate conservativism at its warm-hearted best.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
The Dollar$ & $en$e Of 911
By Douglas Herman
Who benefitted most by the New York Massacre? Millions were invested before the attack. Hundreds of millions were made the same day. Neither crime received much attention by the US government. Perhaps because friends of the US government stood to gain billions of dollars, in the following years. Trillions eventually will change hands, simply because a great crime was never properly investigated.
Spooner and Beyond
by Michael S. Rozeff
Just to quote one of his arguments: "The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract between persons living eighty years ago. And it can be supposed to have been a contract then only between persons who had already come to years of discretion, so as to be competent to make reasonable and obligatory contracts. Furthermore, we know, historically, that only a small portion even of the people then existing were consulted on the subject, or asked, or permitted to express either their consent or dissent in any formal manner. Those persons, if any, who did give their consent formally, are all dead now. Most of them have been dead forty, fifty, sixty, or seventy years. And the constitution, so far as it was their contract, died with them. They had no natural power or right to make it obligatory upon their children. It is not only plainly impossible, in the nature of things, that they could bind their posterity, but they did not even attempt to bind them. That is to say, the instrument does not purport to be an agreement between any body but ‘the people’ then existing; nor does it, either expressly or impliedly, assert any right, power, or disposition, on their part, to bind anybody but themselves."
The Land Without Hope
by Tom Chartier
"Imagine what it's like to be a young person living in a country that is not moving toward reform. You're 21 years old, and while your peers in other parts of the world are casting their ballots for the first time, you are powerless to change the course of your government.Who is this talking? And what country is he talking about? Read and find out.
Friday, September 08, 2006
When Will Americans Take Back America?
by Tom Chartier
Another terrorist assault on our homeland is inevitable: We know this is true because we have been told so by President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. And they ought to know. Their foreign policy has enraged the entire Middle East thus turning against America as many as 1.8 billion Muslims.
TODAY’S PIG IS TOMORROW’S BACON
by Greg Palast
Some years from now, in an economic refugee relocation “Enterprise Zone,” your kids will ask you, “What did you do in the Class War, Daddy?”
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
911 - A Modern Fairy Tale
By Douglas Herman
Once upon a time in America, the land of opportunity, a group of foreign guys at a Florida strip club said: "Let's get Korans and boxcutters and hijack airplanes and crash them into skyscrapers."
It is quite a tale at that.
Friday, September 01, 2006
The Great Housing Crash of '07
By MIKE WHITNEY
Now, the trap-door has been sprung; the country is dead-broke and all the levers are in place for a police state. As the housing-balloon slowly limps towards earth, the new Halliburton detention centers are up and running, the National Guard is in Rummy's control, the Feds are able to listen-in on every phone call we make.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Saner words, I have not read in a long time. Of course, the entire article is brillant and well-worth your time, but this passage moves me.
Appeasement and War on Iran
by Michael S. Rozeff
Meeting with Iranians and Ahmadinejad has many immediate benefits. We gain information about what Iranians want. We gain information about their divisions and the strength of their preferences. We delay hostilities. We learn more about Dr. Ahmadinejad. We raise our moral stature. We have a chance to change some of their minds. The two sides might actually agree on a few further steps that lead away from war. What do we lose? Iran gains time to pursue its nuclear ventures. There is little we can do to stop that anyway, short of war. Sooner or later, if Iran wants nuclear weapons, it will get them. If starting a war with Iran is as bad as I think it is, with very negative long-term consequences, then meeting with Iranians is a very good investment.
Or this, from Antiwar.dom:
Cost of Iraq War So Far: $1,075 Per American
Wonder why paying your bills is so hard?
Monday, August 21, 2006
It isn't often said as well, but...
The Pain of Government Regulations
by Michael Tennant
Freedom implies that humans are willing to accept risks in exchange for the ability to make decisions for themselves – and then suffer the consequences if they end up on the wrong end of those risks. Too many people, it seems, prefer the illusion of safety via government regulation to the "dangers" of freedom, even when the regulations make their lives more difficult or even dangerous. Think about it: All those extra, unnecessary trips to the doctor’s office surely result in car accidents that need not have occurred if people were free to go directly to the drug store and buy what they want.