Thursday, December 31, 2009

A HAPPY NEW YEAR IN 2010

01/01/2010


A HAPPY NEW YEAR WISH




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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

THE MAKING OF A COMMUNIST COUNTRY

12/22/2009
also 12/26/2009


THE MAKING OF A COMMUNIST COUNTRY

Back in the seventies, I volunteered to join the army. Just like today, the economy was bad, and any way we were fighting the evil communists, so even a meager paycheck of three hundred sixty was good. Of course there were some other real good reasons too, but surely you don't want to be bothered.And if you wish to assume that I was somehow dysfunctional let me assure you I was not the only one. And besides, I knew something about communism besides the mere name, I had read about the purges and the gulags. I knew about the proletariat and the privileged classes.


I remember my days of ARTEPS, and WINTEX, of SQT testing and dealing with dope heads and junkies in our ranks at that time, but we were all patriots. Even when we had no money in the budget for fuel, we were ready to take on the communist.

There were times I was on guard duty, in three layers of pants and five layers of under shirt, shirt , field jacket parka and liner, carrying a PRC-77 radio on my back walking on ice in my mickey mouse boots and carrying empty M-16 and a base ball bat, guarding and ammo dump that I knew was empty, I was on the front line of the defense the United States, the freedom and capitalism.

We knew that the communism will fail, they paid people for jobs that involved no real work, they were lazy, and drunkards, and they had no morals, there countries were broke and surviving on money they kept printing. We were told that.

I LEARNED TO RECOGNIZE THE COMMUNISM

Then Mr. Reagan ran for president, I voted for him, he was going to balance the budget, and give us money for fuel for our vehicles, we could buy new equipment and parts, and ammo and fuel, we had more money now for defense. He busted the unions, starting with PATCO, I was an air traffic controller in the army by then and received a bonus for reenlisting. He instituted tax cuts, and the stock markets boomed, every American was going to be a millionaire.



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Thursday, December 17, 2009

DOGS, PONIES, AND THE OTHER THINGS

12/17/2009

DOGS, PONIES, AND THE OTHER THINGS

So, how was your day? Mine was fine too thanks for asking.
As you may have noticed, I skip around and lot and tend to get lost, sometimes I start writing something and then go away and start something else, but as I say, it is all connected, one to the other, so it does not matter if you are paying attention and following what I say.

And if you are paying attention, there is a lot going on in the world and in Washington DC, also all connected, from the global warming summit in Copenhagen ( now inconveniently called the climate change). And if you think what is going on in Copenhagen is just a bunch of crap then the goings on in Washington Dc will not be pleasing either. At the capital hill we used to have two types of useless asses, now we have four, count them, The Democrat asses, the Republican asses, and now the Independent ass and the Socialist ass.

As in , People! we don't have the money for health care anymore than the money we have to keep fighting two stupid wars.As in , People, we know all the money we are spending always ends up with the Chinese, Arabs and the Indians, any way, that's why we keep going more broke. No wonder the Chinese and Indian economies are recovering and we are still going down, because they keep getting our money (that's why we will be soon like them, a third world country with the people sleeping on the streets or living in Barrios. In the mean time Hillary has started to smoke Phillies, talking that crap about a hundered billion dollar slush fund, who has the money to fund it? Dubai?? haha, j.k. There is mental disease though, it is called confabulation, look it up. "

Confabulation is the formation of false memories, perceptions, or beliefs about the self or the environment as a result of neurological or psychological dysfunction.[1] When it is a matter of memory, confabulation is the confusion of imagination with memory, or the confused application of true memories.[2] Confabulations are difficult to differentiate from delusions and from lying.[3]",

It seem s to be a universal disorder, and real pandemic, not like the swine flu.While the White House had the Bankers over then a job summit, why not have an open and nationally televised debate about where all the money is going that we keep borrowing, and who and how will the deficit will be paid, and how really we are getting screwed by this globalization, climate change or not.








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Monday, December 14, 2009

UPDATE ON AAFIA SIDDIQI

Monday, December 14, 2009 at 5:03 pm under Pakistan News Buzz up! Dr Aafia, Children Abduction Case Registered

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KARACHI, Pakistan News: Gulshan-e-Iqbal police claimed to have lodged, in their respective police station, the case of abduction of Dr. Aafia Siddiqi and her children against the former present Pervez Musharraf on Monday morning.

Dr Aafia, Children Abduction Case Registered Dr. Aafia Siddiqi was abducted with her children from Karachi in 2003 while she was on her way to Quaid-e-Azam International Airport to catch an Islamabad-bound flight.

She remained missing for five years until reports of her detainment in US-based Bagram prison in Afghanistan, were reached here.

Subsequently, upon pressing form Pakistan, US authorities shifted her from Bagram prison to United State for legal trial over charges of carrying out assault on US-allied troops in Afghanistan.


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Kidnaping Plea Against Musharraf Dismissed by Court

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm under Pakistan News Buzz up! Kidnaping Plea Against Musharraf Dismissed by Court

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Kidnaping Plea Against Musharraf Dismissed by Court KARACHI: A local court Wednesday dismissed plea of the kidnapping of Dr Aafia Siddiqui against former president Pervez Musharraf.

Nihal Hashmi, a local leader of Muslim League (Nawaz), had filed a petition in a local court of Karachi pleading for registration of a case against former president Pervez Musharraf for abduction of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

The court in previous hearing ordered TPO Gulshan Iqbal and other high officials of police department to appear before the court with all relevant record.

The court today observed that the petitioner have no blood relation Dr Aafia and he was not eligible to file the plea and dismissed it.

“Only mother, sister, brother or any other relative can file such petition,” the court observed.





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Friday, December 11, 2009

FAILURES OF CAPITALISM

12/11/2009
12/30/2009


FAILURES OF CAPITALISM


Why am I so pessimistic about the future of humanity? For years I have listed the failures of individuals and groups, of persons and society, not just to cast stones but also to enumerate their cost to country and humanity also. Time and time again I have shown how the capitalism model works and does not work, and how the consequences will be dire for our shortsightedness.




First of all, capitalism is designed to concentrate wealth, you pay the workers the least you can get away with and charge them the most they can pay. On the other hand you must produce goods and service for those who have money, so by design you can not help the poor even as you are the one keeping the people poor by paying them less. The system worked here for long time for three reasons, one the government spent money, two the government charged higher taxes and three we had very high levels of lending whereby people spent money from there future earnings.

With taxes being lowered, and the wages being lowered due to off shoring of work, the government deficits had to go up, since the government was not collecting as much as it needed to keep the people in food and shelter based on the wages only.




Two since the capitalism is not designed to cater to the poor, we have no public services for those who can not afford to pay, thus the lot of the poor is worse now than ever. As you see the corporations have never invested in anything that actually helps the poor, like cheap public housing or clean water or sewage services or public transportation where people have no money to pay for it.



Simply put then there are only two ways we can go. One is that the government keeps borrowing and spending till the country is considered socialist. Or that we have a two tiered society of the haves and the have nots, just like any other third world country. These are the two futures we have to choose from. The only other choice left would be to stop the poor from making babies, ie from creating more poor. Any one telling you any different is only either ignorant or lying.


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Thursday, December 10, 2009

OSLO SNUFF

12/10/2009

OSLO, COPENHAGEN SNUFF


Now that the messenger of peace has been promoting war, as we already knew, and the future of global warming is placed in doubt, where and how will the next shoe drop.

Just when you think you know what is happening, you are confused. Just when you know what is going on, you are lost. And the president of peace is justifying a war.

In the history of the Nobel many names have been obscure, at least to the average Euro_ American, so an under qualified one is also just par for the course, and in a strange twist of faith once more we here have a guy who no one had ever heard of four years ago, not only sitting in the seat of the president of the United States but also accepting the Nobel Prize for peace and all the man has to offer us and the world is his "Words". As the Bee Gees would once say

"You think that I don't even mean
A single word I say
It's only words, and words are all
I have to take your heart away"

Obama is nothing if not words, he makes a great speech and everyone loves him once again, no one more so than the republican right, but what did he really offer the world??

Go behind the words and look, Obama's speech is important for what it says as it is for what he did not say. Obama, once again had the world's ear and he kept quiet because he is sold out.

"In many ways, these efforts succeeded. Yes, terrible wars have been fought, and atrocities committed. But there has been no Third World War. The Cold War ended with jubilant crowds dismantling a wall. Commerce has stitched much of the world together. Billions have been lifted from poverty.






The ideals of liberty, self-determination, equality and the rule of law have haltingly advanced. We are the heirs of the fortitude and foresight of generations past, and it is a legacy for which my own country is rightfully proud.
"


First the World War II was fought to keep a tyrant in check and The United States entered it haltingly, but when we are talking about no new wars being fought is only because we have decided to let the tyrants be, yes we fought in Europe (Bosnia-Herzegovina) but let the murder in Liberia, Chad , Uganda, Rowonda and elsewhere in Africa continue, I let you make up your own mind as to why. Or is it commerce. like I said back in 2003, we don't care about Africa, we just need their minerals. Same as with the Arab and the Muslim world, the ideals of "liberty, self-determination, equality and rule of law" as Obama refers to them be damned.

Not a word here about The Chinese connection to the genocide in Sudan, because of our commerce with the Chinese, the patrons of the murderers in Sudan? Surely the people in Darfur don't give damn about our trade with China, while they are being killed, thus the trade is not only the cause of freedom it is a also the reason we are willing to "talk" with murderers. Admit it!







There is not a word about Tibet, or Chechnya, or Uighurs, no mention of the Palestinian problem, a mention of of a religious war fails to recognize that the creation of Israel it self was a result of people assuming a divine right to it.

And secondly, at the end of World War II the population of the planet was about two and half billion people, today over two and half billion people live at the edge of starvation, joblessness and extreme poverty, so what did we really accomplish with all this newly created wealth. Is poverty not the reason for the African civil wars and strife, and elsewhere too such as in the Philippines, and in the central American nations.




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mandatory world abortion coming up ?

12/10/2009


Here is an eye opener for you, sincce I have been talking about population control for years now you can here it directly from horses mouth

http://www.thoughts.com/freeoholic836/blog/439400

Thanks for the post, back in September I wrote a series of articles here and on my main blog about reasons for population control, It is a fact of life and it is coming, like it or not, just as globalization is fact of life now, no matter how we get there and what the consequences my be. I have studied these problems for years it is not news to me, if "smart and educated" people want to have there heads stuck in the sand while they are engaged in virtual masturbation so much the better for the control. read also

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2007/07/global-warm ing-for-dummies.html




















mandatory world abortion coming up ?
COPENHAGEN: Population and climate change are intertwined but the population issue has remained a blind spot when countries discuss ways to mitigate climate change and slow down global warming, according to Zhao Baige, vice-minister of National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (NPFPC) .

"Dealing with climate change is not simply an issue of CO2 emission reduction but a comprehensive challenge involving political, economic, social, cultural and ecological issues, and the population concern fits right into the picture," said Zhao, who is a member of the Chinese government delegation.

Many studies link population growth with emissions and the effect of climate change.

"Calculations of the contribution of population growth to emissions growth globally produce a consistent finding that most of past population growth has been responsible for between 40 per cent and 60 percent of emissions growth," so stated by the 2009 State of World Population, released earlier by the UN Population Fund.

Although China's family planning policy has received criticism over the past three decades, Zhao said that China's population program has made a great historic contribution to the well-being of society.

As a result of the family planning policy, China has seen 400 million fewer births, which has resulted in 18 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions a year, Zhao said.
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The real inconvenient truth
The whole world needs to adopt China's one-child policy

Diane Francis, Financial Post
Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Copenhagen ‘a huge ploy,’ leading U.S. expert says

Liu Jin/AFP Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world's leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.
The "inconvenient truth" overhanging the UN's Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.

A planetary law, such as China's one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.

The world's other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed and pushed out of existence as a result of humanity's soaring reproduction rate.

Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world's leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.

The intelligence behind this is the following:

-If only one child per female was born as of now, the world's population would drop from its current 6.5 billion to 5.5 billion by 2050, according to a study done for scientific academy Vienna Institute of Demography.

-By 2075, there would be 3.43 billion humans on the planet. This would have immediate positive effects on the world's forests, other species, the oceans, atmospheric quality and living standards.

-Doing nothing, by contrast, will result in an unsustainable population of nine billion by 2050.

Humans are the only rational animals but have yet to prove it. Medical and other scientific advances have benefited by delivering lower infant mortality rates as well as longevity. Both are welcome, but humankind has not yet recalibrated its behavior to account for the fact that the world can only accommodate so many people, especially if billions get indoor plumbing and cars.

The fix is simple. It's dramatic. And yet the world's leaders don't even have this on their agenda in Copenhagen. Instead there will be photo ops, posturing, optics, blah-blah-blah about climate science and climate fraud, announcements of giant wind farms, then cap-and-trade subsidies.

None will work unless a China one-child policy is imposed. Unfortunately, there are powerful opponents. Leaders of the world's big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control. And most political leaders in emerging economies perpetuate a disastrous Catch-22: Many children (i. e. sons) stave off hardship in the absence of a social safety net or economic development, which, in turn, prevents protections or development.

China has proven that birth restriction is smart policy. Its middle class grows, all its citizens have housing, health care, education and food, and the one out of five human beings who live there are not overpopulating the planet.

For those who balk at the notion that governments should control family sizes, just wait until the growing human population turns twice as much pastureland into desert as is now the case, or when the Amazon is gone, the elephants disappear for good and wars erupt over water, scarce resources and spatial needs.

The point is that Copenhagen's talking points are beside the point.

The only fix is if all countries drastically reduce their populations, clean up their messes and impose mandatory conservation
The UN report projected that if the global population would remain 8 billion by the year 2050 instead of a little more than 9 billion according to medium-growth scenario, "it might result in 1 billion to 2 billion fewer tons of carbon emissions".

Meanwhile, she said studies have also shown that family planning programs are more efficient in helping cut emissions, citing research by Thomas Wire of London School of Economics that states: "Each $7 spent on basic family planning would reduce CO2 emissions by more than one ton" whereas it would cost $13 for reduced deforestation, $24 to use wind technology, $51 for solar power, $93 for introducing hybrid cars and $131 electric vehicles.

She admitted that China's population program is not without consequences, as the country is entering the aging society fast and facing the problem of gender imbalance.

"I'm not saying that what we have done is 100 percent right, but I'm sure we are going in the right direction and now 1.3 billion people have benefited," she said.

She said some 85 percent of the Chinese women in reproductive age use contraceptives, the highest rate in the world. This has been achieved largely through education and improvement of people's lives, she said.

This holistic approach that integrates policy on population and development, a strategy promoting sustainable development of population, resources and environment should serve as a model for integrating population programs into the framework of climate change adaptation, she said
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If we watch long enough things come to light. if we pass the health care bill and turn everyone's body over to the national government . they can then sign a global treaty in which we have no say in (seeing as the epa has replaced 'We the people" with We the EPA" ). and bypass our representitive government .Then the Global government can force every woman in the world to not give birth to more than 1 child, or if they want, no child , or no girl babys or boy babys. These " health" nazis could end up forcing everyone into being vegetarians or eating whatever food or chemical they want them to eat. so where does facism end . God owns every thing including our bodys and souls .this is not about global warming but global tyranny.
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

BAD THINGS






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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

LIARS AND THE REAL ECONOMY

12/08/2009

LIARS AND THE REAL ECONOMY


BTW, did you see that odd ball of a movie called, "Lars and the Real Girl", damn!, Any way, the story line was that this guy pretends that manikin is his girl friend and everyone in town acts as if she is a real person even though they know the truth. Amazing how art imitates reality, you should see the movie if you have not seen it, just think of the manikin as our own real economy, it will all make sense.

And why not, we are so used to living in a virtual world that the difference between fact and fiction does not matter, our brains are used to accepting fiction as fact, that is our reality.

The news says that we are saving 200 billion dollars in the TARP (also known as FART, Financial Assets Reimagination Tricks) program. Now the Democrats want to use "this money" to "create jobs" and the Republicans want to use "this money" to reduce the deficit, now I am not a Nobel winning economist but this I know, the money never existed in the first place, yes there is no money there, for real!, there isn't any, there never was, it was all imagined numbers, so how you can save it or spend it is beyond me. But then we also buy "sale items" on credit to "save" money.



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Sunday, December 06, 2009

GUILTY AS CHARGED

12/06/2009

GUILTY AS CHARGED

Back in August of 2008, I charged the FED with treason and asked then Pres Bush to try the Fed, Now here is Elliot Spitzer confirming what I told you back then






http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/Financial_Tsunami/Watergating_Spitzer/watergating_spitzer.html

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TOO MANY "ANGIE' "

12/06/2009

TOO MANY "ANGIE' "


I guess I should be talking about the Tiger woods getting a "woody" or a "wedgie", or I could once again be talking about how some "ladies" acting like cheap sluts, but that would be redundant. We do not expect our ladies to be anything but sluts, many here just proving once again the stereo type that the all white girls want to try black dick, but that would be racist, since many girls today are not very particular any way as to who is dicking them, so long as they are getting dicked.



May be that Tiger is the King of golf, but we do not live in the times of the real kings per se, there are problems with mere mortals assuming the kingly position and treat the women as concubines. From personal experience here, in teaching, in counseling and in the military, if you are smart you leave the subordinates alone, just because! And that is not going to keep you o n the straight and narrow, remember the examples of Kobe Bryant, and the Duke University Lacrosse team, you are just one roll in the hay from being accused of rape and sexual assault, why, why anyone, a man of position and authority would want to be so dumb to put their self in the situation, not to say a married man and father of two daughters. What did we ever learn from the Clinton fiasco. I for one, if I am ever divorced, I am heading for the hills, I have also promised my teen daughters I will never embarrass them. For seven thousand years philosophers and the prophets have been trying to teach us limits of character that will differentiate us from animals, and we keep slipping back.






And what quality of women are we talking here, women who are in it for money or fame, for the glory of having been screwed by some one of position, hookers indeed, even if it is prostitution for just the name's sake. Otherwise , why in the hell will someone come out and put up the signs, "Tiger fucked here also". and we the shameless nation would be drooling like idiots.

There, however, are girls in our society, with all its freedoms and comforts, and all its hooking up and checking up and shacking up who are still lonely. looking for love, for someone to be close to, even someone to look up to, like even a daddy figure. Tired of dating nobodies and losers they do throw themselves at the feet of someone deemed to be worth a shit, be it a president or a senator, or a successful man in any capacity, even a Ted Bundy, and not just a golfer a musician or a comedian, hell they are throwing themselves at the feet of high school ball players, so where IS the glory in this shit?

Being raised up with "Cinderella" and "The Sleeping Beauty" and growing up with "Alley McBeal" and "Sex in the City", they are conditioned to be looking for a knight on a white steed to come rescue them from their miserable and lonely lives, "living in a world of make believe" just like Angie Baby!





In the end though, should we not consider the hypocrisy of our society, where every other person is divorcing, and not just the elite, we follow McKenzie Phillips for her talking about her we worship Paris Hilton for her cock sucking prowess, and hold others to a higher moral standard than of our own self.







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Thursday, December 03, 2009

A JOBS SUMMIT

12/03/2009

A JOBS SUMMIT

So now that we know that the rich people do not create jobs, which is what I have been telling you for years, Mr. Obama has called a summit to see how jobs can be created in the private sector. As if some one will now give somebody a job whether the person giving the job will materially benefit from it or not? Like I have said time and time again no one creates a jobs just so that the poor can eat, if it were true the poor the world over would not be killing their children, selling their daughters or selling their kidneys. Any Questions so far?

And the heck is a summit any way, do these people have God complex? Like the G20 or what ever G-spot is in vogue that day? We are always having these summits and getting screwed by the ones who are in the summits.Why are like the blind lil piglets, always sucking the hind tit? there are obvious and numerous problems and as many solutions but no one seems to have the answers while we as a nation stay bent over and get ass fucked?

In the old days there were GODS, and the people were fucking stupid, and if you was getting reamed it had to be God's will, today we have no such excuses.If you are being dicked it is your own fault.

Read back in this blog, for yars I have been talking about this will come, and what we need to do to pull our national heads out of our national ass holes and smell the shit, but we ve been to fuckin busy jacking off and making ourselves happy. Now the dick is deep up our ass holes and we are whining , saying some body should a been watching out for us. But too late for that baby. Or like they used to say in the ole Soviet Union, good fucking luck , comrade baby!

Two things, we could go to losing no jobs every month and the unemployment will keep rising until we start to create more jobs than the number of new people joining the work force. And that my dear won't happen till we stop exporting money, which we have been doing since the shit called free trade, which is really not free, it steals your freedoms.
And second, even if we in creased exports in dollars to where we had a positive balance of trade( it will never happen in your life time or mine and the country will keep going broke till no one will have anything). we must have more people employed in exports trade than we have in imports over seas, that again will never happen till we live like the people over there, which , as I have been saying for a while now, is coming. No maater how much money is being spent on jobs training and new careers, even the computers, education and health care are about to turn in to lemons no one wants.
So don't be overly impressed and go out a buy a new car or a TV made in Japan or China cause your economy is going to improve, and by all means don't buy shit made over there, they are laughing their asses off.






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A LESSON IN HISTORY

12/03/2009


A LESSON IN HISTORY

Comments "ON POINT" NPR 28 OCT 2008

As I wrote many years ago, and from someone who has a Kurdish grandmother and has lived for a time in the Pakistani NWFP, here is the bottom line: we can not bring a fair and working democracy in Iraq, wishful thinking notwithstanding, and we can not suppress the insurgency in Afghanistan. Being broke as we are, we need to get out while we can. Poverty and illiteracy and corruption are the two main reasons for the problems and way beyond our control.



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Monday, November 30, 2009

OBAMA'S LADDER

11/30/2009

OBAMA'S LADDER

Surely, as predicted, President Obama tomorrow will commit more troops to the so called war that is no longer called the "war on terrorism". And thus will contribute to the destabilization of a much more populous country of Pakistan, that is our co called ally in the so called war on terrorism thus increasing the danger of a major escalation of terrorism in Pakistan and abroad.

There are severe problems, Taliban is no longer a serious power in Afghanistan if we just leave the country alone, they will probably help control the corruption in the country and may even moderate their stance if the Arabs will quit financing them and try to make them heel. Al Qaeda on the other hand has no center, it is all over the place, ( I have been saying this for years).

Also as we talk about controlling corruption, then we must start at home, how do we, HOW DO WE!, want to stop monetary corruption when our whole system is based on profiteering and high pay, most of our contract mangers in Afghanistan are making a quarter million or more per year, these are the ones dealing daily with Afghan leadership, surely our counter parts are tempted, it would be naive of us to believe other wise. Lastly as it is becoming the culture here now, in the third world countries, rank and authority is a way to make money, from a lowly cop to the janitor at the city hall on up you expect people to pay you for your services if not out right protection money. After all our involvements in the Middle East, doing business with the Saudi's and the Pakistanis and Egyptians, et all, we cannot pretend to be ignorant, or claim that we ourselves are not corrupting their officials with bribes and presents. It is now only an excuse to stay on there, we just want to make some money for our contractors and politicians.

Our budget deficits are high now and going higher, they were already over a trillion a year under Bush , if we had, as I said, counted the war expenses and the social security offsets. But if we were to stop these wars now, the industrial production will drop (we call making war materials, rockets, humvees, jet engines etc industrial production) and unemployment will increase. Thus both the Dems and the Republicans want to continue the war.

However, as we spend the money for war, our trade deficits increase, as people have money again to buy Chinese made goods, as well as Korean and Japanese made goods and Arab oil, and the country ends up more in debt. Some days are just not worth getting out of bed for.



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A CALL TO ARMS


11/30/2009

A CALL TO ARMS








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Friday, November 27, 2009

IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

11/27/2009

IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

So what is common between the upside down world of Dubai and the world of Tareq Salahi. Much more than you think.

If you have never heard of a show called, "the Real Housewives of----" count your blessings. It is a show about foul mouthed ghetto-trailer trash( you may wish to reverse the order here) overly made up and overtly stupid newly rich morons who don't mind making an ass of themselves on national television. Tareq and Michaele Salahi apparently and perfectly fit the bill.

So does Dubai, and in a perfect irony, as the Salahi' crashed a White House party, in the manner of the all newly rich, Dubai defaulted on her debts, Salahi's are bankrupt too.

Prostitution is a time honored profession for those who have fallen on hard times. So as Mr. Salahi and spouse tried to sell their services to a production company, so did Dubai, become a brothel for the rich of the gulf and other countries, and just as hooker does not ask where your money came from, neither did Dubai. If you had money, no questions were asked. The middle east new money rich found an air and a cover of respectability, apparently no one talked about the flesh trade and the flaunting of Islamic code, from his name Tareq Salahi could also be a Muslim himself, what could Al-Queda say, does terrorism it self not increase prostitution, yes, it does, indirectly, but it does so. I am not talking here figuratively, in Dubai there are prostitutes from four corners of the world and the local fare also, from Lebanon, Russia, England, Korea and the Philippines, and your desire be for Halal Islamic flesh then from Pakistan, Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, and surely Saudi.

Just as Salahi and spouse risked going to jail for fame, Dubai risked being exposed for the farce it had been all along, a whore house for the rich. Out of oil money and broke Dubai sold a dream to those seeking high rewards for little efforts, the thieving bankers and the Arab potentates who were about to become rich when the oil hit three hundred dollars a barrel, and when the banking failed and the oil fell, Dubai went under water. At least their ancestors once knew, (it was only sixty years ago) how to find pearls in the scum of the seas.

In two thousand five I proposed to Mr. Bush about legalizing prostitution. I was ahead of my time again. It is not so bad after all, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart , Elliot Spitzer to name a few were consumers, Spitzer paid eight thousand an hour for his girl, then we have compensated dating (Korea), Japanese teen dating (Enjo Kosai) are considered respectable, heck British research scientist , "Belle Du Jour" even blogged and then bragged about it, so did the Muslim teen genius Sufiah Yusof.

There are pitfalls though, as in the case of the 71 year old in Dothan trying to trade his broken washer for sex, and the thirteen year old in Mobile getting busted for solicitation, and the classic case of the two seventeen year olds who went to the police because they got paid with a rubber check.
And before we laugh too hard at the fool sin Dubai about their financial mess, we must remember the condition our own condition is in.



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Thursday, November 26, 2009

THE HOLE STORY part II

11/26/2009

THE HOLE STORY part II

So then, was I wrong in 2003 to say that there are no weapons of mass destruction no matter what our government said, or that Colin Powell had lied, we needed a war to support a struggling economy and to make money for Cheney and his buddies in the military industrial complex.

Remember what i had said about the war in 2003, on salon .com

07/21/2003

FABRICATION

So you are upset that Mr.Bush would lie about the nuclear deal in his state of the union message.

Upset that we were fooled about the weapons of mass destruction. But the biggest fabrication was not the documents about the nuclear deal in Niger.

Go back and listen to the Collin Powell presentation to the UN. How could Mr Powell, a General in the United States military, and thus familiar with the intelligence operations, could have presented, with a straight face, the so called intercept of the cell phone conversation between two Iraqi Unit commanders as genuine and true.

I objected to the conversation's presentation at that time, as it was an obvious farce. The whole thing did not make any sense. It did not follow any established military procedure. And as we now know. for a fact, that the Iraqi units were never given any "weapons of mass destruction" ( and what do you call a 20,000 lbs bomb any way?).

May be General Powell' s conscience will soon bother him enough, about his lying to the world, that he would resign. But then again what is conscience, when you have sold your soul.

(M.N.R.)*







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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

THE HOLE STORY

11/25/2009

THE HOLE STORY

The problem is this, I think if you are lying to me then you must think that I am stupid and will fall for your falsehood, and that makes me only indignant.

This how I felt when I took my twelve year old son to see the movie, "2012", he loves science and was really into it , but from the very start I was disgusted. What kind of a fool do they think we are, of course if we had massive sun flares the electrical grid will fry, the satellites will be put out of commission, if not burn up. If the earth crust were to crack up suddenly, then the downdraft of the air rushing in to fill the void will make it impossible for an aircraft to fly out.

But that is Hollywood, and we expect to be lied to, but what if the liar is over government and the media is in bed with them to keep us stupid? That is where you get the hole story. Like that in a doughnut hole, you know you are only getting ten percent of the whole and expected to be satiated with it. The media and the government do not wish to provide you with the whole doughnut, they just give the hole.

I had already told you that Obama will commit more troops to Afghanistan if for no other reason then to save the defense jobs, the contractors, and the civilians who make millions of the racket, who know for a billion a year or less we could buy the whole country Taliban and all, but this will help our economy, keep the joblessness from rising, but!
The there was the news this morning that consumer spending increased last moth, are you even buying this crap? Can you tell me where the money came from? There were 400, 000 more unemployed, the wages are stagnant if not declining, house values are going down, no more lines of equity, so on and so forth, the question remains, where did the money come from? who was spending? is that a state secret?




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Thursday, November 19, 2009

A DEAD POET

11/19/2009

A DEAD POET


You may think that I am slow, that I do not write often enough, but if you are new, I invite you to browse through the archives, there is plenty here that is as valid today as it was when I wrote it.

This is not a novel that I write or the mere meanderings through my daily life, what I note here is the past and the future how they are intertwined, our past is leading us into this abyss.

Tombstones note the demise of one, sometimes they tell us what the person was, how he lived, and sometimes even how he died.

In Democracy in America, published in 1835, Tocqueville wrote of the New World and its burgeoning democratic order. Observing from the perspective of a detached social scientist, Tocqueville wrote of his travels through America in the early 19th Century when the market revolution, Western expansion, and Jacksonian democracy were radically transforming the fabric of American life. He saw democracy as an equation that balanced liberty and equality, concern for the individual as well as the community.

Tocqueville wrote of the Americans, "Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom." [2]

As critic of individualism, Tocqueville thought that through associating, the coming together of people for mutual purpose, both in public and private, Americans are able to overcome selfish desires, thus making both a self-conscious and active political society and a vibrant civil society functioning independently from the state. The main purpose of Tocqueville was analysis of functioning of political society and various forms of political associations, although he brought some reflections on civil society too (and relations between political and civil society). For Tocqueville as for Hegel and Marx, civil society was a sphere of private entrepreneurship and civilian affairs regulated by civil code [3].


Many today quote Tocqueville. or like to misquote the gentleman, he was so right about America, looking with the eyes of "detached social scientist". He was right about the United States as he saw it and as it existed way back then. Yes, as it existed way back then, today the United States as Tocqueville saw it does not exist, actually if he were to return he will see how wrong he had been. Or disappointed that his dream America had ceased to exist. We will come back to this discussion in a minute.

In the 1989 movie, " Dead Poet Society " John Keating (Robin Williams) tells his students to climb up on their desks and look at their world from different angle, to forgo the conventional wisdom. In my discussion below, "American Enigma" I discussed how the Average American has become just the average and the same in search of individuality.

I do have a screwed up point of view, if you will allow me, but it is different, as different as that of a Dead Poet of Mr. Keating' Dead Poets, as different as that of an outsider such as Mr. Tocqueville. I AM not a Mr. Tocqueville, I am just a Dead Poet who views the world differently.







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Sunday, November 08, 2009

MAKING SENSE PART TWO

11/08/2009

MAKING SENSE PART TWO


I know I will be called a racist, not for the first time, for saying the too many people in this country who have no business having kids are producing off spring,and that includes whites, black and Mexicans all. These people have no interest in raising properly what they bring in to this world. Add this mixture the fuel of what we call the media, kids are growing up watching reality shows where anything goes, and movies and TV shows where rape and murder is common and gets higher box office. Shows such as CSI, SCU and movies such as SAW series, Hotel, and Friday the thirteen make abuse of females fun, and that is before the Rap and the new rock make female abuse Hip. Where do these children learn about self control and respect of females where they watch their own moms and sisters having sex with all comers, get real folks, it will take either a christ or an anti christ to fix this shi p.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8347589.stm




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MAKING SENSE

11/08/2009

MAKING SENSE

My first intention had been to write about the rape of the young girl in California and then the murders at Fort Hood took over the news, so here I am trying to make sense of something else that does not make sense.

In these times of the twenty four hour news cycle, by the time the news of the massacre at hit the headlines, surely most people instantly forgot about the rape of a fifteen year old and moved on. That is not to say that the murders in Cleveland were not important even though most of the victims were all probably black .

Two friends came in, joking, talking about me now, one says, you know he is a psychologist, ( I have a master's in counseling) yeah and the other says and he is in the military, ( I am retired), and we know he has weapons, they agree, and I laugh. You have to have a thick skin to be the one that I am.

Back in 1979, I was teaching Air Traffic Control in the Army, I was called a "camel jockey", a "sand nigger" and a "rag head", at the same time I was also investigated by the Army , twice that I know of, for would you believe, Racism. Not to be left behind, Tim Motley, God bless him, stuck a gun in my face after the hostage crisis, at the Coffee Kettle in town, threatening to show me what how he wanted to deal with those Iranians, I am not an Iranian.

I left my family and I came to the United States to escape fundamentalism, I was always against it and abhor it even today. And yes I was against our war in Iraq. My letter against the war was published in the Dothan Eagle back then and I called the evidence presented to the UN a fabrication. I spoke out against Islamic fundamentalism forty years ago, I call them as I see them today in these United States. I have talked about our stupid economic and social policies, and the decline of the US for years, many of you have seen my letters and blogs postings, I am not shy.

On the morning of the 9.11, 2001, June was watching TV and she came told me when the first aircraft hit the first trade center building, I thought may be it is is foggy in New York and some civilian had hit the tower, but when she came back and told me of the second hit, "where the "F" is the FBI' came of my lips, I had no doubt what had happened.

Yet we have experts, all over the place, on TV and on the talk radio, who never see anything coming, but they are always there to tell you what has just happened, after the fact only.

We live in the time of half hour sitcoms and one hour shows where all the problems of the world are solved, we want instant answers so we can move on, have closure!

I do not have an instant answer, but take time please and try to understand. Before we invaded Iraq, I had said don't go, "I said there was a reason for us to go to Afghanistan but Iraq, no. I said, that there are one point two billion people ion this world that have nothing in common, not language not culture, but they call themselves Muslim, and if we manage to make one tenth of one percent of this population angry at us, and we do not know who they are where they are and what they are capable of we will have problems. I said that if we go to Iraq, they will not receive us liberators but call us occupiers and come after us and try to kill us, and then we will say they are bad, they try to kill us, I said stay out."

Yes I said it, and wrote it in a letter to then Commander in Chief, and had my letter published in "the Dothan Eagle". That makes me unpatriotic in the eyes of many, but then why am I here. If I am an American do I not have a right to an opinion? Do I not have the freedom of speech? Do I not have the right to criticize the government policies? Well I think that I do, and I use my right, even as I have told you it has cost me friendship of many, and also otherwise.

Can we even imagine how many soldiers have comeback hating Muslims and Arabs because they were injured overseas or lost their friends to the enemy, or lost their wives and kids due the divorce or separation caused by deployments? Can we imagine them opening up to an Arab with these sentiments? I have been at the receiving end of these feelings even though most of (an incredibly vast majority of my comrades have been totally respectful, but there have been a few exceptions also)

For many, religion is an escape, a sanctuary from day to day problems, this where we find someone to dump our problems on. So it is not question that the Fort Hood killer turned to his god, misguided about the religion by who ever he was talking to. It is the tragedy that parts of Islam have become like a doomsday cult, like what David Koresh was saying or James Jones or even Charles Manson.

No one can justify or excuse the senseless murders of the innocent. But is there is any crime , ever that is sensible? Any cold blooded murder that can be justified? And then a cold blooded murder in the name of a god? But any way, the gun sales in this country have been up for months, and stores shelves are void of bullets.

The day after Fort Hood, Danny Pierce called me from Dyer, Corrine Fuller was listening in on my end of conversation. You can understand Danny was upset, why? why a Muslim, and I went into the mode of trying to explain, trying to make sense of things. As we were watching a Muslim go on a killing spree at Fort hood, we were also watching the case of an ex marine who had killed eleven women and burried them around his house, John Allen Mohammad was waiting to be put to death and the case of a public rape of fifteen year old was unfolding, did any of it make sense, does anything make sense.

Danny was reminding me of our times together in the army thirty years ago, and how we loved each other and took care of each other and stood by each other. What had happened and how could this fratricide be committed by a Muslim a Major in the Army no less. What I told him was that it had nothing to do with Islam per se, It was a loser, a loner, and one who should have been caught longtime ago and exposed. How did he ever make it to a Major in the Army and a psychiatrist without having had any personality tests and counseling? By rights, all psychology majors take a personality test once or twice or more during their education, all officers and higher enlisted have to have background checks and clearances, obviously some one had dropped the ball.

Then again it is not the first time some one has dropped the ball in this nation of ours, from immigration to drug trafficking to 9/11 we keep dropping the balls. After 9/11 I had asked for the resignation of both Robert Muller and George Tenant, Tenant received the Congressional medal of freedom instead, as a nation, we worship our failures. Do we not know that in the ranks of our military there are gangs, criminals, White Supremacists, Skin Heads, Black Supremacists and others, we know that. May be that's why the Major's behavior was over looked also.

I am not, once again, making excuses, I am examining the facts as I see them, all the facts, just the facts.

Why was a practicing Muslim even assigned to hear the stories of the war? Why he was not pulled back after he apparently became radicalized? Was his radicalization associated with and due to what he was learning about the war at his job? What is the role of his leadership there in, what is THEIR responsibility?

In the end a conviction may hinge on the finding of whether PTSD is real? Is it? If it is then the major was under a lot of stress, listening to the stories of the war veterans, some of whom may have related to him about unnecessary or accidental killings and abuse of the local populace that we are trying to help and bring democracy to. Over a period of time it caused him to become radical and pushed him over the edge. If it was not PTSD in this case, then PTSD does not exist and the veterans are malingering as some in the military hierarchy have already proposed. Is the military ready to deny him a PTSD defense? Is the US?


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LIARS, LIARS, LIARS ALL III

10/28/2009

LIARS, LIARS, LIARS ALL III

A WAR OF NECESSITY

Why all the dithering about what to do in Afghanistan? Can anyone in their right mind say that we can bring peace to those fighting clans, or that there is even a remote chance that we can tame those people and bring them on our side? Americans are being killed there daily, and so are the soldiers form the other nations there, and the more Afghans are being murdered at the hands of their own brethren, and for what , what point are we trying to prove still.

We have unholy alliances with the devil. I have said this before and I will say it again, Taliban's message is the same as the message of the Saudi regime, a fundamentalist Islam, then why we try to get rid of Taliban and befriend the Saudi'. If the same message if Islamic fundamentalism is coming from Saudi Arabia and being practiced in Saudi Arabia then what is wrong with it if the Taliban are preaching it also, the punishments meted out by the Taliban are the same as the punishments applied in Saudi Arabia then why the hypocrisy?

The madrassa's that we so hate and fear are supported by the Saudi money too.

Then why is this war necessary? In 2001, I told Roger Yates of the Pentagon that Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan, in 2003, I said the Colin Powell lied to the whole world in his UN briefing, again in I wrote in the Dothan Eagle that if go in to Iraq they will attack us, they will come after us and try to kill us, I also said that there was no love lost between Osama and Saddam, why have I been right and no on e in the US government and the media has even been close. Why do we need a war?

Like I wrote about general Powell, he could not tell the truth because he would have lost his chances of making any money from speeches or directorships on boards of directors of various defense contractor companies. And of course we all know that a war is always good for the economy. I have also said that most of the money we say is being spent on war is actually being spent right here in this country and creating jobs and stimulating spending, and not somewhere else, (this fact was later commented upon by the AP also).

The war supports the military job market, it is not just the army or the marines that are fighting over there, look at the military schools where the enrollment is higher, the training, the equipment purchases, the aircraft, the humvees, the helicopters, the maintenance of these, the bullets, the guns the rockets, the bombs, the contract personnel, the security, the interrogators, and on and on, all need a war to justify there jobs and to make living.

Then there the officers and the enlisted who purchase equiment for the war, provide training, and the advisers that work for the military and then go to work for the suppliers, and contractor, this is and incestuous relation ship and thrives due to the on going war.

And then you have the promotions, the awards and the ribbons, and privileges, that are only justified due to the war. When your senator or the congressman, especially in a district with military jobs comes to give a pep talk, he only tells you how much money he is bringing to the home district never mentioning that the war is a blessing in disguise for the expansion of spending,

We know, that we are not going to bring peace to the middle east, or democracy and stabilization to Afghanistan, but it all sounds so good, when you say we are doing it to defend "the homeland".

So Obama better think before he turns down the request for additional troops in Afghanistan, it is not how many more troops we send in to the harms way, it is how many jobs we will loose if he does not.

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2007/04/islam-in-modern-world.html




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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

LIARS, LIARS, LIARS ALL II

10/26/2009

LIARS, LIARS, LIARS ALL II

As it always says at the bottom of my blog page, "LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE" .

In the year 2009, and living in a "free" country. our lives are not in our control. I don't mean your personal choices, which in most cases themselves leave a lot to be desired, I mean our daily lives which are controlled by the congress, the local governments and the markets. I have written before as to how the inflation is lied about, and how the inflation is kept down by increasing unemployment. How low interest rates caused people to have to borrow hundred percent of the cost of the house they wanted to purchase, how the banks promised everyone free debit cards, and thus made the cost of goods go up by charging the stores up to four or five percent in fees that had to be covered by raising the prices.

While most Americans and Europeans thought of themselves smart and savvy, they were the first to be bamboozled by the banking scams and took the hardest hits. You may say well the others lost money too, you would be right, but we were the first ones in line.

Even today as their world is going to hell in a hand basket a wast majority of Americans and their European brothers and sisters are still watching soft porn of their choice (the so called sitcoms and reality TV) on various TV channels and on their mobile devices. But what does all that have to do with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I will explain, keep in touch!


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LIARS, LIARS, LIARS ALL

10/21/2009

LIARS, LIARS, LIARS ALL


On top of this blog is my quote, "It is not the way I think you should live, not the way that I want you to live, but it is the way that I know you will live". This is a promise, and it goes with my promise to always tell you the truth.

It is my desire to know the truth that keeps me even to take a religion at face value, and to doubt "God's word". To search for logic and reason, if there is any to be found, in the words of politicians, economists and the other avatars. No wonder i feel let down and distrusting.

Back in August of 2008, I wrote that the high price of gasoline was about to become the last nail in the coffin of the US economy, http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2008/08/who-is-paying-neal-boortz.html on the Dothan Eagle website, I was chastised by no less than forty individuals who called me every name in the book, I was right.

I warned about the economic collapse and why it was inevitable since 2001, again and again, I reorganized my own finances and got my self out of debt, totally. It was not the Obama fiscal policies that scared me, it was the Republicans and the Globalists, (the so called for the working people Democrats included), that told us this was the new paradigm and we must get used to it.

Today as the millions lose their jobs we are promised a recovery, and it will not come, never, and as the Republicans point fingers at Obama, neither party is blameless, nor is the American public. And if you think that the American people will soon rise up and demand answers, you better read what will happen and how America is ready and willing to face up to the ones who may challenge the authorities or the industrialists,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Copper_Mine_Strike_of_1983

And now let me make another prediction, the stock market will tank again and real soon, losing 20 to 30 percent within a short period of time amd we will be right back where we left off last September.



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Saturday, October 17, 2009

WHO IS COUNTING?

10/17/2009

WHO IS COUNTING?

So the deficit will be 1.4 trillion dollars for the fiscal year, but who is counting. Soon there will be a recovery and we will all go back to partying "like it is nineteen ninety- nine" . OH YEAH!

There is no recovery coming, no I am not just being pessimistic, that is the new reality. Those who use the recovery from the great depression and the second world war are the same ones who told you yesterday, ( a few years ago) that the paradigm had changed, the some ones who told you that there will be no more recessions.

If anything I was right about the Bush stimulus, http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2008/02/stimulating-who.html
that one did not work either, and for the reasons I had stated, and no matter the amount of money we spend now or in the future the economy will not recover as it did in the previous recessions sine most of the money we spend keeps flying overseas, the benefit of globalization that all forgot to mention.

While our factories are shutting down, even chickens are being processed in Mexico, cars are imported, and so is the steel, all that we are making is the weapons and wars and if the wars stop we will be for real up the creek.

I know, wars kill people, and they are no good, but how many times a day are we reminded that the great depression did not end until we joined the second world war, and now General McChrystal wants to increase the troop levels in Afghanistan, with the added benefits to the economy and the jobs saved in the defense industry. How can Obama say no?








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Thursday, October 15, 2009

AN ASSAULT ON AMERICAN MINDS II

10/15/2009

AN ASSAULT ON AMERICAN MINDS II

Some TV shows should have warning, "viewing this show may be hazardous to your intelligence", but oh, that would be ninety percent of the fare on television today.

No doubt I am against dumbing down of America, and the current offerings on the television could not be more dangerous to the brain power of society. Actually it should be considered a bodily assault, since it obviously replaces the function of a real lobotomy thru a medium we call entertainment.

Be it "Rob and Big", "The Hills", "The Osbornes" or the "Real Housewives of -----" the low brow shows and low class participants could make you believe that there are no decent people left in the United States.

There is an old joke that some asked one as to if they will sleep with some one for a million dollars, when the person said yes, they were told that the fact that they were a prostitute was established. Apparently there is no lack of persons that are willing to make an ass of themselves on national TV for a lot less, and the economy falters further the price of personal dignity will be lowered too.

Or as it was rpresented in the last weeks Bettle Baily comic strip











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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

AN ASSAULT ON AMERICAN MINDS

10/14/2009


AN ASSAULT ON AMERICAN MINDS

I do not believe that all media are totally mindless, but there is evidence that from time to time the media refuses to use common sense, or subverts the meaning of what is the "freedom of speech".

May be the ignorance exhibited therein is not intentional, but the resulting damage is the same. If one throws a hand grenade, whether they intended harm or not is a moot point. From time to time I have argued the point that freedom of speech was never intended to promote the banal and the base and since not all minds are equally capable of discerning between the tasteful and the tasteless, between entertainment and the brain damage, there should be some limits placed on what is said to and exposed to ALL populations. I had used the example of certain college student being killed after copying a stunt from the MTV show "Jackass".

In my book of poetry, I have poem "Beauty Queen" in which it says

"forget all
your basic instincts
what makes you human
and what makes you distinct"

Apparently we are being convinced that that becoming less than human, that giving up what we learned over the millennia about the human behavior and what makes for a viable society is no longer valid, that we can function at sub human level and still exist.

What got me going this time was the celebration of that old dope head McKenzie Phillips who was trying to sell books about her sorry life and got to be on every talk show only because she was discussing her relationship with her father who was not there to refute the assertion being made. "We love dirty laundry!".

Is it so important that we all know about about her disgusting behavior? What redeeming value did it have? What was the message being promoted?

Now what kid in America, and may be the world over( I am assuming a kid from a middle class family with access to the internet and television) the age of eight is not familiar with the Simpsons. They love the Simpsons, have Simpson dolls and Simpson t-shirts, coffee mugs, and what not. Now to bring that icon sown to size the "Playboy" is doing a nude, spread, centerfold of the iconic mom, that is as base as you can get, is nothing sacred anymore, can we not leave our kids be kids?

What is the message here? What is the purpose? Put this all in context, when we are talking about the Cougars, and the spread of Marge Simpson or as I have discussed previously the guys all suffer from their own Oedipus complex.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART V

10/10/2009

FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART V

In case you have been thinking of me as paranoid then think again. Do we need a private police force now, in this country! Or was I right in my paranoia that the things were wrong here, or as Shakespeare would say "Something is rotten in the state of the United States". Was I wrong when I worried, as far back as in the April of 2008 that the United States was on the verge of fascism and may be a civil war. Was I wrong that we were turning the United States in to a police state?

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2009/cbarchive_20091009.html

Where are the patriots, where are the people standing up for the constitution, we have become a society of eunuchs.

Where the defenders of the constitution? Sadly the defenders of the constitution have been hoodwinked, and co opted, we spent last eight years since 9/11, perverting and redefining the constitution in a way that those who were sworn to defend it have become the enemy and the opposition of the word.





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AMERICAN POLICE FORCE

10/10/2009

AMERICAN POLICE FORCE







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Monday, October 05, 2009

ABOUT THE 2012 PROPHECY

10/05/2009

ABOUT THE 2012 PROPHECY

A while back I wrote, " good news is that the world will end on 20 December 2012, the bad news is that it may not.

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2006/07/ignorance.html

All kidding aside, are you even aware of the 2012 prophecy, or do you believe a biblical doomsday? Do you believe in the rapture or the second coming. If you do then look around you ,not a chance that you will be saved or the many that you know on a daily basis. And more importantly what you are doing to prepare for the Big Day.

I don't think we will get hit by an asteroid or a wave of radiation of the sun, it is more likely that the world changing event will be a human event, like an uprising, revolution or something of the sort, may be a take over by the one world government.

The world today is changing so fast, it is really hard to imagine what the place will look like in three years from now, and what could one do to prepare for it . But still are you even thinking about the eventuality.

To protect his family from the floods, the six hundred year old Noah built an ark to save them. What are you doing to protect your family from the corrupt society.

One may find it ironic, at least since the start of two thousand one I have maintained a continuous campaign of writing letters to the local paper, writing to the White House, to my senator, blogging and talking on the talk shows, about the up coming economic disaster about over population, about pollution and people selling themselves into slavery, some of my friends thought I was a liberal, but today even the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh saying the things I have been saying for years.

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2006/07/econ102.html






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Thursday, October 01, 2009

FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART FOUR

10/01/2009


FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART FOUR

"History is not just a window to the past, it also the gateway to the future"
Revolutions are a messy business, luckily during the war of independence the US did not suffer as badly because the rulers in the Great Britain were so far away. In India also the British found it easier to let go then to bring huge forces over to subdue the locals.

A revolution in a divided nation is of course a different beast. Either side is bent on destroying the other, and the voices of the middle and the peace makers are drowned out at first and then eliminated. Intellectuals are silenced so are the clergy and those who seek a compromise and a middle ground. Or as in the words of George W. Bush, " either you are with us or you are against us", those seeking a middle ground need not apply.

After the civil war in Rwanda some DJs were tried for crimes against humanity, inciting racial hatred and dehumanizing the opposition, today our political commentators are doing the same.





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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART THREE

09/30/2009

FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART THREE

America has been in the mood for a change, I have addressed this for a while also,

April 2008, I warned of the possibility of social upheaval,

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2008/04/buzz-windrip-for-president.html

I said the elections of 2008 were not about the race of the winner, but someone who can lead us through the tough times and keep the country together,

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2008/03/race-about-race.html

In January of 2008, every candidate was talking about change and I wrote what change are they talking about, it was never made clear by anyone in the race,

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2008/01/we-are-all-shreks-now.html

I also addressed the upcoming economical decline. changes are not easy, revolutions are not fun, social upheavals leave many displaced and dispossessed , wrongfully. Is that what we want? is that what we relish?





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Monday, September 28, 2009

FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART TWO CONT'D

09/28/2009

FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD, PART TWO

The irony of the verse, "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose", is personally real to me. At the end of my active military career in 1985, my parents wanted me to return to Saudi Arabia and work there so I could be close to them. My father even sent me a resident visa, as thing are done in Saudi Arabia, issued to me at the "request" of Prince Naif. I visited the Saudi Arabian embassy in Bonn (West Germany) wearing my US Army uniform, as I was just down the road for a meeting. The person at the office looked at me and then at his files obviously finding my visa then looked up at me and said my visa was not there. To make a long story short in the end I was allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa to see my parents. I never again got a resident permit there. Was it my uniform or was the Saudi government trying to keep me out for my political views, I would never know. It did work out for the best since I came back to the United States and was hired by the Department of the Army, I got married, went to college to get my Master's degree and start a business, all of it.

I held secret clearance in the military, i was on courier orders in Germany (West) as I transported parts of war plans in between military installations. I served my (adopted) country with honor and pride, I was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, by the military and a Superior Service Medal by the Department of the Army for my civilian work. Dan fired me because I to many people were complaining about my work!!!!!!!

We can do better, no not for me to get a job back, but the America I came to was a beacon for me and for millons of others like myself, (even as we now know that we have been party to many a shady deal). If we want Bashir of Sudan to be tried for human rights violations, then what about our other friends that do the same all day every day, in Pakistan, in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. If we want sanctions against Iran and want them to open their nuclear facilities then why not Israel, ( no I am not and anti Semite). If we are against torture the why not all torture, what is this extra -ordinary rendition business. I am for equality of justice. That does not make me an enemy of the state, it makes me a real American.



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