Establishment-type Republicans, ”conservatives” and Tea Party (ethnocentric, racist, bigoted and Reich-like GOP xenophobes), and stupids and ignorant SOBs that are just too goddam dumb to even be Republicans; those who don’t vote at all writing off capitalism and socialism as opposites of the same coin, and the violence-prone anarchist wannabees; vandals and pyromaniacs, Apocalypse Now street gang (bangers), and militia or marauder-type assholes need not apply.
When will they ever learn?
Alison’s ”Why the apathy?” links and comments got my attention! Only the very fewest of us, activists, are not apathetic. Most of the rest are so preoccupied with making ends meet, there’s no time for anything else. I read somewhere that we’re the only rich country that doesn’t give workers paid vacations. So what do people otherwise do with their ”leisure” time? To see it on TV, they ride sand scooters and mini-water craft. We’re a nation of recreational whacked-outs; with legal prescription drugs and alcohol. As long as we’re talking about it, we don’t have to do anything about it. Thank MSNBC for airing our grievances. And as for the rest of TV we see a dumbing-down of the dumber and dumber class. I always say, nationalize the banks and ban usury. Shoot! We might be just as well off to nationalize TV and ban stupid programming. Within the 99%, so many are so well off that to them a revolution would be an inconvenience, and they would prefer for the .01% to continue on with conducting their status quo business as usual. The people who ride sand scooters and get their news from CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, can look the other way to avoid seeing what the obstructionists are doing, aye, the un-doing of democracy in a way that the founding fathers intending to break from the oppression of King George III could never have imagined – a filibustered return to oppression? They can look the other way to hunger in this country and poverty, inadequate health care and housing, and the .01% cheating our country out of a place among nations by depriving our people, young and old, a good, free, and relevant education. Where are the history lessons? Where is science and math? Where is tool and die making? Where is engineering… to paraphrase Peter, Paul and Mary, ”Gone to Wall Street, every one … When will they ever learn?”
The country, ”the government” of We the People and the 99% v .01% as a movement lack leadership. Anyone who emerges to a position of influence winds up dead. As for a leaderless revolution, the only place on earth where that is a wall-to-wall reality is in Iran. The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) runs everything but the only person whose name we hear is that of Supreme Leader Ayatollah (Sayyid or Seyed) Ali Hosseini Khamenei, a mere puppet of the IRGC who has approved a slate of hand-picked presidential candidates to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the next election. Our situation is no better, no worse. Indeed, we face the same fascistic creep into our lives as Iran. As I have explained elsewhere, a popular revolution as we have seen in Venezuela, requires the participation of a tipping-point majority, not necessarily in democratic numbers counted – more at a dynamic. Both our sitting legitimately elected government, obstructed like obstruction has never been played in the history of our democracy, and our ”revolutionary” movement canceled out by apathy leaves us where we’re at.
Obama’s “Dirty Wars” — and a soiled presidency
by Andrew O’Hehir – Salon.com
Great post Adoration – The Villages article below summarizes those in the boomer range, and above (Up to my mothers @ 80 yrs old) and is a GREAT commentary on exactly how many of that (mother’s generation) THINK.
I can understand their wanting to enjoy their retirement but they STILL have an obligation as an AMERICAN to pay attention, and to act accordingly. I forwarded her that story, as well as to my more informed relatives in that age group. IT will be interesting to see their response.
PS. WE have an obligation as well – TO not hide in fear and to fight against the corruption and apathy that has so thoroughly infiltrated our world and these generations.
Mass Surveillance in America: A Timeline of Loosening Laws and Practices
by Cora Currier, Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer – ProPublica
”That the National Security Agency has engaged in such activity isn’t entirely new: Since 9/11, we’ve learned about large-scale surveillance by the spy agency from a patchwork of official statements, classified documents, and anonymously sourced news stories.”
Thanks, Juan Cole @jricole – Informed Comment: How America Became Orwellian: A Short History of Big Brother Sam
dxm: ”Israel” is conspicuously missing from the NSA discussion, while Jordan, Syria, and Iran are getting wall-to-wall coverage in the ”news” media.
Google-search: ”metadata,” and/or ”phone records, e-mails, PRISM, Trapwire, YouTube views,” and ”cloud data + Israel.”
33 new overnight postings ☛ http://tinyurl.com/b6m8dn8
BONUS TRACK: Privacy Checklist
Start or end your homemade headline with Obama, Kerry and Hagel Still Alive
There is an American mindset that will never forgive Iran for breaking the USUKI spell in 1979; the first country in modern times to have broken off from the west, and when they landed on their feet they were beholden to no one. Libya could have done the same thing but Col.Q made the fatal error of getting up off his nukes. I’ll admit, Pakistan is a problem. It should be India’s problem alone, but the nukes make it China’s problem too. All the rest; Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, and the East Mediterranean and North Africa, come down to arms sales. Selling to both sides.
To see the magnitude of the problem, look at the US. In behalf of four arms manufacturers, the NRA has paralyzed lawmakers into doing nothing. On a global scale, with a nuclear-armed Israel and IDF (See the Col.Q lesson), arms control will come down to the last man, woman or child standing.
Thanks to DEBKA and the Zionist (neocon) AIPAC.
Maybe if we all start talking about DEBKA’s released plan to start WWIII, the obvious need to remove the obstacles- in the form of the President and his staff- we can save their and our lives, much the way the military could not make Bradley Manning disappear (or the popular ”he suddenly got depressed and ended it” version) because of widespread support for his cause.
So sign the ”Stop Israel killing the President” petition today!
I hear ya on Manning and Magna Carta every day. Until this incident, including Guantánamo, and the al-Aulaqi drone strikes, ”the government” of We the People was unique in the world; the US, the only place on earth where the privileged were relatively free with a Constitution and a Bill of Rights to match. Besides ridding ourselves of the .01%’s financial stranglehold (usury, and the Federal Reserve), and bringing the ballot box back to pre-Citizens United and shutting down K Street’s revolving door of baksheesh and political bribery, and putting an end to photo IDs and jellybean counting, our very first priority must be for Barack Obama, the President of these United States to restore habeas corpus. That is the litmus test! This is our ”revolutionary” starting point, so let’s get started مع السلام — dxm
A starting point for getting a handle on Syria from the couch or Twitter
No good military options for U.S. in Syria
”Possible military choices range from limited one-off missile strikes from ships—one of the less complicated scenarios—to bolder operations like carving out no-fly safe zones.”
”After fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Pentagon is wary of US involvement in Syria. The president’s top uniformed military adviser, General Martin Dempsey, said last month he could not see a US military option with an ’understandable outcome’ there.
“’There’s a lot of analysis to be done before reaching any major decisions that would push US policy more in the direction of military options,’ a senior US official told Reuters.
”That caution is understandable, given the experience of Iraq where the United States went to war based on bad intelligence about weapons of mass destruction. The Pentagon has made repeated warnings of the enormous risks and limitations of using American military might in Syria’s civil war.”
[Cross-posted in the News discussion group.]
pass the popcorn
An element within the FBI, a rogue group, or a private sector firm hired out by someone close enough to the Bureau to make like its coming from them is running a public relations operation so’s to look good. Instead its making them look like Mack Sennett’s Keystone Kops. It is a well known fact that FBI ”informants” serve as agents provocateurs to entrap patsy-like potentials; criminals or terrorists, at least circumstantially.
Breach (the movie) is a true story about an FBI agent who spied for the Ruskies; Robert Hanssen, whose investigation led us to the investigative nuts and bolts that named Harold James Nicholson, and thereby making the FBI-Chechnya connection.
Another name to watch for is Eric O’Neill, who was credited with setting up Hanssen for the bust. ”Hanssen’s activities have been described by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commission for the Review of FBI Security Programs as ’possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history.’”  After Hanssen was arrested, O’Neill quit the Bureau, and as a private citizen who has the trust of the FBI, O’Neill might be recruited to thoroughly investigate the FBI’s involvement with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the Chechnya connection. [TO BE CONTINUED]
Interesting video concerning Tamerlan’s inclusion on FBI terrorists database – CIA wanted to include him
Is he or isn’t he? Only his hairdresser knows for sure – Bombing suspect not on terror watch list
Chambliss cited an apparent lack of information-sharing between the federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, a problem he said was believed to have been remedied in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks almost 12 years ago.
Why did the FBI’s ”informant” handlers of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev look the other way during the hours and minutes leading up to the Boylston Street bombings?
[Cross-posted in the AmpedStatus/Network the enemy of my enemy discussion group archives.]
Wachowski Bros as LHO-like ”patsy” au pair
Carl Worden: Not too many people know that I personally investigated the Kennedy assassination. I was enabled to do that because my job with Circus Vargas allowed me to travel the U.S. and elsewhere extensively, and I was always connected to law enforcement agencies in one way or the other during that time as a private contractor doing drug interdiction work on the side.
Some of Lee Harvey Oswald’s last publicly recorded words in front of the camera were, ”I am just a patsy”. Let me ask you something. You’ve probably seen about a gazillion reality cop shows by now, and when was the last time you heard a suspect tell a cop, ”I am just a patsy”? By the time I had completed interviewing people from mob boss Carlos Marcello at his home in Metairie, Louisiana to Cuban exiles in the Little Havana district in Miami and every possible witness in between, including New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, there were no questions in left in my mind. Not only do I believe Oswald was indeed a patsy, I also believe Oswald never actually fired a shot at Kennedy at all. He had been told by his CIA handlers to stay in the coffee room at the book depository until they would contact him, and when he saw the cops rush up the stairs toward the sixth floor, he knew he’d been set up and that is when he took off.
Setting up a patsy isn’t as difficult as one might imagine. Let’s take this instant case in Boston. We already know the FBI was contacting the two brothers accused of the Boston Marathon bombing, long before that fatal day. What if the handlers or someone sent by them contacted the brothers to help with a bomb drill scenario to check how effective security was at the Marathon? What if these handlers told the brothers to mix with the crowd wearing bulky back packs the handlers gave them, and were told to place those backpacks in certain locations when the crowd was distracted by the racers reaching the finish line? They had nothing to hide, right? They were working with the security detail, right? Why should they try to hide their faces when everybody knows full well that there are cameras everywhere at an event like that, not just security cameras, but news cameras and private phone cameras? Why did the surviving brother have his bill-cap turned in reverse to fully reveal his face in that camera-ridden environment? Pretty stupid, right? Well yeah, especially when you think your doing God’s work and have nothing to hide! But when the brothers saw their faces all over the news, that is when they realized they had been set up and took off running — just like Oswald did.
When Oswald uttered those five words, his death sentence was assured. If I’m right, and I do consider this a long-shot, then the lone surviving brother will never make it out of the hospital alive. Call me crazy.
Today is the anniversary of Waco and the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City.
Carl F. Worden
Dear U.S. Government Hacks & Whores:
I am a citizen of arguably the most imperialistic nation in history, The United States of America. STOP the war mongering NOW. Pull the Plug on the WAR Profiteers, all of whom should be EXECUTED in a Public Forum for WAR CRIMES. Bring the poor sods who’ve been duped into thinking that they are ”Patriotic” ”Heroes” home. YOU go fight your OWN filthy, venal and endless wars.
Read an elementary history book; America is constantly in danger of attacks by foreign countries because it is AMERICA that reaches it’s filthy tentacles around the globe, impudently stealing other countries’ resources, literally enslaving and Repeatedly RAPING the people; All whilst forcing it’s vile form of dictatorship and twisted, loathsome and hypocritical ”values,” onto innocent victims everywhere on this godforsaken planet. And in the name of ”DEMOCRACY.” What a FARCE.
By the way, thanks to YOUR OWN Foreign Policies, the walleyed, deranged, fanatical lunatics of the Middle East really did win!! Those filthy dirtbags sought to destroy this godforsaken country and they did it!! But certainly not without the very clear encouragement and the explicit goading of the U.S. government, each and every step of the way.
US foreign policy incentivizes ghastly Wars; And the very Military Industrial Complex that Eisenhower warned AGAINST is entrenched and massively profitable. The United States is NOT an innocent VICTIM; Indeed the low-down bastards that have willfully and intentionally squandered every single DECENT thing that has been fought for in the last 100 years, had been ASKING FOR IT.
How can a WAR-MONGERING country, the UNITED STATES, expect to keep on spreading it’s pathological LIES all across the entire world without any protest?!? Well, thanks largely to America’s astonishingly ignorant, wildly misinformed, downright stupid, self-righteous, sanctimonious, voting base, it’s really no wonder; Just like Pavlov’s dog, ”Patriotic” [delusional] fools keep right on electing Psychopaths into the seats of POWER. Decade after decade.
The United States of America has been ultimately over-reaching it’s filthy, greedy, witless and stunningly shortsighted tentacles all over the globe by ANY MEANS NECESSARY, usually by way of UNENDING QUAGMIRES in the most UNSTABLE parts of the world for total extraction (STEALING) of any resource possible in order to satiate America’s insatiable appetite for so-called GREATNESS. Well, Oscar Wilde wrote, ”Patriotism is a Virtue of the Vicious.” And Winston Churchill said, ”The best argument AGAINST Democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” They were both right.
The fact of the matter is that America, Land of the FREE, Land of OPPORTUNITY; What a JOKE. The FACT is that America ranks at the VERY BOTTOM of every imaginable demographic chart, Well below every other ”developed” country in the world. And, by the way, as of 2010, America is now on par with Cameroon, Uganda, the Ivory Coast of Africa in Wealth and Income INEQUALITY.
Welcome to America!! Thanks a lot, morons, for ruining the entire world!!
Go Down Moses
The magicians knew the ”first born” gene trick and killed all the first born to scare the rest into submission, or to ”Let my people go!”
Does anyone know how the accent of the devil’s mother gene* works?
In explaining the ”first born” dynamics, one of our friends offhandedly quipped, ”The stupidity of the south. I live here – I know what it is.”
*Loosely actualized as Southern, white, male, wannabe owner of an AK47 with a 30-round banana clip; uneducated, unemployed, under-employed, or for a family of four, earning less than $200K; so-called born again-type ”Christian” or anti-liberation (theology) Roman Catholic; homophobic, misogynist, racist, bigoted – as Tea Party minions of the .01%, they take K Street baksheesh and bribes to further the cause of no new taxes on the rich, and they didn’t vote for Barack.
US Vowed to Prevent War in Syria If Damascus Cuts Ties with Iran
Tehran, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. had proposed the government of President Bashar al Assad to prevent the war in the Arab country if it cuts its ties with Tehran, unveiled Syrian Ambassador in this capital, Adnan Mansour, on Tuesday.
”In the first weeks of the conflict in Syria, the US Secretary of Defense sent a message to the Syrian government, and said we should have cut our ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran if have wanted to stop the war, and stressed that if we did so, they would provide us with whatever we want,” said the diplomat in an interview with Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi in Qom City.
Mansour said that warmongers from 40 countries are providing terrorists in Syria with advanced weapons but have so far failed to overthrow the Syrian government.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011, where armed groups, led by foreign countries subjects, have killed thousands of people, including civilians, Army members, and security personnel.
Modificado el ( martes, 16 de abril de 2013 )
As Seen on Twitter via @bikini_bomb قنبلة بيكيني – Hugo Chávez Frías, Presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela. Soldado Bolivariano, Socialista y Antiimperialista.
Beautiful reflection on #Chávez passing, by Lisa Sullivan.
Anonymous – #Operation Rohingya
We Are Anonymous.
We Are Everywhere.
We Are the voice of Voiceless.
We Are Legion.
Tyrants of the World,
Thanks, and cc: @irmug
As Seen on Twitter via @bikini_bomb قنبلة بيكيني – Mission Impossible
dxm: The Fascist blind spot of US and Israel, prevents an effective counter to the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC); both in Iran’s domestic oppression that the west can’t take an opportunistic advantage of, and neither unfortunately, and neither can they take the higher moral ground on nukes and nuclear proliferation in the region. By default IRGC lost Syria as an ally, but the rest of the region, Sunni and Shia is ripe. Ironically, the US will support Saudi Arabia in nuclear power and everything that goes along with it. The US can’t see that the current leaders of Zionist Israel are at the heart of the nuclear proliferation problem in the whole Middle East – including the perceived necessity of a nuclear-armed Iran, because very simply and simplistically, the Zionist tail of Israel wags the Pentagon’s Military Industrial Complex dog through K Street. That’s the whole story; beginning, middle and end + a BONUS TRACK riddle: How can a ”religious” (Jewish) state treat their Arab neighbor whose land they’ve made their occupation with such disdain? The lower classification of Palestinians to that of Israelis isn’t all that much different than what whites did to Blacks during the Apartheid South Africa days. Believe me, Israel will never relinquish control of their post-1967 land-grabbed settlements, and neither will they ever arrive at an equitable settlement on water rights with Palestine. In fact, for as long as there is an ”Israel” in Palestine, there will never be a Palestinian state; there will never be a two-state solution.
[Cross-posted in the no-usury discussion group, with additional commentary]
Jimmy Carter Two-State Solution
The logic of a Middle East (Israel-Palestine) peace has it that If there cannot be two (states), then only one will have to suffice. Which one? ”Greater Israel” or Palestine? Or, what does it say about peace when even Jimmy Carter packs it in?
Thanks @EvillySexyBitch, on Twitter.
of the people, by the people, for the people
in preparation for a militia, anarchist or Second Amendment-fueled establishment Republican ”conservative” GOP Tea Party rebellion, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a bureaucratic tentacle of ”the government” of We the People, requires plenty of bullets for the occasion, and for the training of the loyal (patriots) v. the disloyal (traitors) leading up to it.
As Seen on Twitter via @bikini_bomb قنبلة بيكيني – Ammunition for (not against) We the People
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