Archive for May, 2012

My 2008 warnings have come to be, prophecy unfolds

May 31, 2012

Many got suckered by a thought embodied in the slogan of “hope and change”, but many of those have showed some sense reacting to one of the worst acts of the Obama administration in its push against constitutionally recognized rights, the NDAA>

Don’t presume that someone who is enticed by the intellectual lure of over-simplified moralistic arguments about the poor and the rich and “their fair share” and other such blabber, often either evolves in views or has an epiphany in which they realize that the world they thought they knew is not the real world.

That’s what happened to me.

I don’t know if he remembers our conversations in 2008 but I warned all the gullible that Obama would continue the worst Bush policies and multiply them, and add some new ones, and he has done just that.

It can’t be totally invisible to them.

Obama took Bush’s Patriot Act and argued in court that they did not have any requirement to take their self-written warrants to get post-facto court approval, more than Bush every claimed.

Bush rode cowboy-style (outlaw cowboy) into Afghanistan and Iraq without a declaration of war. Those who glommed onto Obama’s protests over the Iraq war hardly noticed that his main argument was that they should go full force at Afghanistan. And now he showed in Libya and in Panetta’s testimony that they are going to the United Nations for permission to make wars and they will decide whether Congress needs to know.

He argued against lobbyists, said they would not get near the White House, and then stacked his staff with them.

He talked about the money of the rich in politics while welcoming the quiet behind the scenes clearing of the path by Soros and other zillionaires.

Corporatocracy under Obama? The recent changes to patent law, where corporations who have the staff to steal and idea and file it first have immunity from originators and creators, is a gift to mega-sized backers. SOPA, PIPA were anathema but here they come now with something worse in CISPA that some of the biggest Internet abusers have signed on with, not to mention ACTA.

He talks about Wall Street and ripoffs but tip-toes around Soros’ destructive hit against the Malaysian currency, and his hit on the British pound that savaged poor people’s savings there, and his insider trading convictions.

Now it’s not just Patriot Act and quiet indefinite detentions of anybody they finger, but it’s the NDAA and assassination on demand and 70,000 drones spying on America.

And you thought warrantless self-written search warrants for fishing expeditions were bad?

And this is all conditioning for the NWO government of the Beast, more commonly known as The Antichrist.

Former CIA Agent’s Message to America

May 31, 2012

An interesting talk from a former CIA agent.

Former CIA Agent’s Message to America – WATCH NOW – YouTube:

Blog this! he says several times.

Help me out. I couldn’t pick out anything factually untrue.

Google caught with hands in private computer info cookie jar (Street View cameras)

May 28, 2012
Google street view car in Brighton, UK, camera...

Google street view car in Brighton, UK, camera wrapped (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google deliberately stole information but executives ‘covered it up’ for years | Mail Online:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150606/Google-deliberately-stole-information-executives-covered-years.html?ICO=most_read_module

The programmer that did the program says he warned Google to check with privacy lawyers because the program steals information from personal computers as the Street View cars drove along, but Google says the FCC and the Justice Department gave them a pass because they determined, so they say, that Google “did not want or intend to use this payload data. Indeed, so they say Google never used it in any of our products or services.”

The programmer has also invoked his Fifth Amendment rights to refuse to answer questions about the program or about Street View. He may also be avoiding answering, in my opinion, due to some strong warnings from parties unknown.

Reading between the lines, at least from what’s in this report, we see that Google probably DID use it in some way other than directly using the information in their products or services. Did they sell any of the information to the NSA maybe, or to the Pentagon‘s now renamed Total Awareness project?

I’m going to start looking for email alternatives.

Ron Paul’s push for full Fed audit slated for House vote

May 28, 2012
Ron Paul

Ron Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ron Paul‘s push for full Fed audit slated for House vote | Peace . Gold . Liberty | Ron Paul 2012:
http://www.dailypaul.com/236125/ron-pauls-push-for-full-fed-audit-slated-for-house-vote

The bill is currently pending before a House Oversight subcommittee, but has garnered a substantial number of sponsors — 227 in all, including several committee chairmen. And while Fed-bashing became a popular activity on the GOP primary campaign trail, not all the bill’s backers are Republicans. Several Democrats, such as Reps. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) and Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), are among those pushing for a Fed audit.

Demand for Accurate Elections-TELL FLORIDA: Secret PAPER Ballots and PUBLIC COUNTING!!

May 28, 2012

“Frankly, without paper ballots and without audits, we would have let the wrong winners serve.” – Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher

It looks like this author Mark Adams only became aware of the issue of electronic ballots and electronic counting when someone emailed him about a South Carolina legislative decision on its elections:

OpEdNews – Article: South Carolina Elections Are UNCONSTITUTIONAL!?!
http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_mark_a___080114_south_carolina_elect.htm

South Carolina elections are unconstitutional? How could that be? Surely, no one in our government would conduct any election which violated the Constitution, and if any scheme threatened to undermine the very foundation of our government, our power to elect our leaders, the press would expose it, wouldn’t it?

After all, our government was founded upon the principle that all of its actions must comply with the Constitution. In fact, Article VI of the Constitution of South Carolina requires all of the State’s officers to swear an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of this State and of the United States.” So, they would probably at least read it before enacting any new law, right?

The Constitution of the United States includes a guarantee for a republican form of government in every state:

Section 4 of Article 4: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

What we need is to go back to paper ballots at each precinct voting station. On the official election day, people mark a paper ballot. Nothing else.

Here’s a good example of why:

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9224

A public hand-count of paper ballots in Palm Beach County, FL over the weekend has decisively determined the winners and losers of several disputed elections after paper ballot optical-scan computer tallying systems made by Sequoia Voting Systems (now owned by Dominion Voting) declared the incorrect “winners” of several races in a March 13th election.

But due to recent legislation, it now ILLEGAL to hand-count ballots after they have been tabulated by a computer! That’s outrageous!

Somebody should sue Florida for this! That’s an outrage against the constitutionally recognized guarantee of a republican form of government. And why are ambitious politically minded prosecutors going after cases that look hopeless like the one against Zimmerman -wasting our money and setting up for worse political blowback than they wanted to avoid– and don’t go after the state for this assault on their own constituents’ rights?

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of...

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States Polski: Fragment (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There were problems reported feeding paper into the electronic voting machines during the Illinois primary March 30 because of high humidity that warped the paper enough to cause those problems. But so what? Let us clearly mark a paper ballot, and then let’s hand-count them! Palm Beach County election workers re-counted their votes fast enough, after all.

But a dispute over who is to blame for the initial failure flared up again over the weekend as Dominion issued a statement that seems to contradict their previous admission that their software was to blame.

“The hand-count was 100%. We weren’t missing a ballot,” the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told The BRAD BLOG this afternoon about what happened over the weekend. “Frankly, without paper ballots and without audits, we would have let the wrong winners serve.”

What will happen next, however — for Palm Beach County, one of Florida’s largest, as well as the other 285 jurisdictions across the country where the very same voting system is currently in use — is anything but clear…

Democracy’s Gold Standard

John Greene, who was initially announced as the loser of the Wellington City Council race by the Dominion/Sequoia system was pleased with the results of Saturday’s public hand-count which was only allowed in the state of Florida — where it is now illegal to manually examine paper ballots for a hand-count after they’ve already been tabulated by a computer — after a judge gave the okay.

Maybe even a CHOICE not mandate, to use a computer that prints out your votes onto paper, right there, no exceptions and that ONLY if there is a sufficient quantity of printed ballot forms handy for a backup.

But then ever voter has ALL his votes on a paper ballot that he then inserts into a box or receptacle, and at the end of the voting schedule the volunteers (paid or not or both) plus anybody who wants to watch, and everybody who wants to watch, monitor the counting.

The results are written down, and everybody agrees on them, and all participant and party representatives sign off on them ON PAPER, and THEN and only THEN they call in the results.

Okay, then they are counted at the next higher level, say, county, but IN PUBLIC, who in turn compile all the counts broken down by precinct, to the state, and repeat.

All in public, and at each step, immediately post the numbers on-line where the precinct workers and watchers are required to review them for accuracy.

Anything short of this is a cover-up for fraud. Not proof of fraud, but a built-in cover for fraud.

A recount is worth less than toilet sludge if it is just a reprint of the same electronic numbers.

We’re only HALFWAY there in Miami-Dade, it’s votes printed onto paper but we feed them into a machine that counts them. That’s a hidden counting program.

Voting is so simple and it is too valuable to trust to a black box, or software vendors and system administrators.

Repeal Health Care: Americans Rising Against Police State

May 28, 2012
Call to Action! National Defense Authorization...

Call to Action! National Defense Authorization Act (S.1867) Makes America a Police State! (g1a2d0077c1) (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)

Iran Elections

Iran Elections (Photo credit: bioxid)

DFLA banner at the 2006 March for Life, courte...

DFLA banner at the 2006 March for Life, courtesy of Democrats for Life of America. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama: pushed through medical industry nationalization against the overwhelming uproar of outrage from the American people, making “offers they could not refuse” to pro-life Democrats to ram them full blast with only ONE HOUR for Congressmen to read the 3,000-PAGE document before voting.

Killing two birds with one stone, imagery intended, getting this federal extortion racket going, and getting rid of pro-life Democrats. Who thought that one up?

Of course some of those “pro-life” Democrats may have just been play-acting. Here’s Stupak declaring months earlier that he would vote for an abortion-friendly medical industry take-over.

And it is a takeover, and “fact-checking” web sites that claim it is not are lying, with 16,000 extra IRS agents getting hired specifically for its enforcement, nobody gets out alive with all their money intact, you do NOT get to keep the insurance you like, and we are STILL stuck with jack-booted enforcers stealing raw milk from natural food customers without warrant or court order.

IF we don’t stop stuff like this, RIGHT NOW, THIS YEAR, self-written warrant searches and warrantless wiretaps and assassinations at presidential whim, then the next four years are going to get even worse.

With either of Obama or Romney.

Obama is pushing this stuff harder with blowing off Congresss in his war against Libya and threatened wars against Syria and Iran and Panetta telling Congress they can go pound sand –for permission they ask the club of dictators in New York–. And oh yeah with NDAA Obama added a note that he would try not to actually issue the kill orders that are in the bill, which are only in there because he demanded it.

(How did he get them to do that, besides the fact that some of them wanted it anyway? Tell them he’d do it anyway, and guess who would get into the first orders?)

Not that they haven’t done some of that anyway.

WHO KILLED JOHN WHEELER?

And why did that story die so quick?

 

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 

 

Fact-Checking the Fact Checkers: Is Class Size Over-rated?

May 27, 2012
Cover of "Stand and Deliver"

Cover of Stand and Deliver

That’s true but the Orwell-aware citizen should fact-check the fact-checkers.

For instance at the ABC link they seemed to favor the criticisms against Romney for his comments that class size doesn’t matter as much as we used to think.

Actually, even Arne Duncan, Obama’s own education secretary, was right that it isn’t “as important as some necessarily think”.

How about that, an Obama cabinet secretary has told the truth at least once. Here’s what he said, following a reference to Romney’s comments:

Cutter also hammers Romney on classroom size, saying, “Mitt Romney made some more ridiculous claims and assertions this week, this time on education policy. He even had the nerve to tell a group of educators that: ‘It’s not the classroom size that’s driving the success of those school systems.’”

The problem is that Obama’s education secretary, Arne Duncan, has also suggested classroom size isn’t as important as some necessarily think.

“We spent billions of dollars to reduce class size. As a parent, we all love small class size,” Duncan told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “But the best thing you can do is get children in front of an extraordinary teacher. So other countries have higher class sizes but extraordinary talent in those rooms.”

We have at least one example in the person of Jaime Escalante, the teacher who was at the center of the book and movie “Stand and Deliver“. His classes were the most popular at his East Los Angeles high school, and there was so much demand for his classes and demand to get into them that his class size only kept growing ever year.

And his results should have shamed the teachers’ unions across the country into oblivion with their demands of seniority over results and a maximum class size.

They finally pushed him all the way out because he fought the union tooth and nail and face to face, and finally retired in disgust to his native Bolivia.

No wonder “Johnny Can’t Read”, and Jane can’t calculate when they get their diploma.

LIke they used to joke in my kids’ high school (they’re better now I think), the graduates can’t read their own diplomas!

The best solution for education is to free it from the chains of political hegemony, set it free for parents and private schools and private charities to take care of.  Political money is a poison pill, and all tax money outlays are political, without exception, because they are filtered through people with their hands in our pockets. It corrupts everything and distorts the market.

Evidence of this is just to look at the private school competition. Yes, millionaires and billionaires can send their kids wherever they want to, and their kids do better than the ones in the inner cities. Part of it is context, but private concerns have to compete for discretionary spending like that. Government vouchers doesn’t solve it all, though, because government is a lousy operator in matters of concern to parents. Look at the raid on the community in East Texas where the social workers who are supposed to look out for the children traumatized them by cutting off their communication with parents and trying to get them to say bad things about their mothers and fathers.

 

Oh, yes, and the president of the United States too. He has his kids in a private school in Washington DC, while he is cutting off the scholarships for the poor black kids in the District of Columbia. Hey! What is wrong with that picture?

 

 

Karl Marx Communist Manifesto and how his Central Banks Advocacy Robs the Workers of the World

May 26, 2012

One argument raised against a truly free market is to say that before there was fiat money there were monopolies.

Monopolies and near-monopolies come and go but in a truly free market, they cannot last, unless there is no way to under-sell them, in which case one can ask why not? If the reason is business execution, then one can learn from it.

If the smaller players are truly free without government interference, then they cannot keep total control indefinitely, forever, without some government intervention.

And the more government gets involved in “stopping rapacious capitalism”, the more incentives there are to buy off the enforcers and the legislators and to make sure there are loopholes for them, like in Obama’s Buffet Tax proposal: count on it, it will not hurt Buffet.

We know about the Tuckermobile. Without government intervention, we might have had Tucker this, Tucker that today. We may not know all the details of how competition was kept down during the 19th century, aka the time of the barons. What we do know today is, that the biggest corporations roll right over government interventions (regulations, taxes, audits, often even government lawsuits), while the startup and the entrepeneur often get tangled up in it.

But the worst monopoly, the worst power-grabber, is government. That’s the tendency, it’s ancient wisdom.

If you don’t understand the crucial role the Fed plays in keeping the middle class down, if you don’t understand how a true medium of exchange liberates the economy and individuals at all levels from the theft of fiat currency inflation, then you miss the biggest culprit in the modern assault on the body politic economy.

Because inflation by way of fiat currency and a central bank to control it, has been the vehicle for the absolute biggest tax on the poor, a stealth tax. Ron Paul got Bernanke to even admit it in one hearing on the Hill.

They have conditioned us to accept mild inflation as a good thing, when in fact it is a confiscation of purchasing power from the poor and transfer of that power to a select group of the richest players.

In fact, the evil robber baron image of some of those monopolies is beginning to come under question. As in the matter of the Federal Reserve, the truth may be opposite to what we were taught, just like so many other things:

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2007/10/boudreaux_on_ma.html

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about when market failure can be improved by government intervention. After discussing the evolution of economic thinking about externalities and public goods, the conversation turns to the case for government’s role in promoting competition via antitrust regulation. Boudreaux argues that the origins of antitrust had nothing to do with protecting consumers from greedy monopolists. The source of political demand for antitrust regulation came from competitors looking for relief from more successful rivals.

Take Das Kapital. What teeming mass of proletarians had the time or the wherewithal to even just read such a tome? I didn’t read that one, but I did read the Communist Manifesto and the Little Red Book in my gullible years.

Marx was not “concerned with” anybody’s conditions, any more than the other intellectual authors and drivers of Communism at the top. The smoking gun is the advocacy in the Communist Manifesto of central banks in every nation. That flips the “progressive income tax” on its head.

A central bank is point #5 of Karl Marx’s “10 Conditions for Transition to Communism”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Communist_Manifesto#10_Conditions_For_Transition_To_Communism

Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

That, along with the “heavy progressive or graduated income tax”, are the two most effective points in that party platform for transferring economic control from the body politic, and yes, from the masses to the wealthiest and the stealthiest.

By the way, that includes the transfer of wealth and power from the proletariat, by the way, something he left out of all that voluminous intellectual obfuscation.

Karl Marx could not have been clueless about the way all these measures hurt the workers of the world. He could not have been clueless about the way no dictatorship is ever “by the people”, he wasn’t that stupid, and he could not have been clueless about dictators fading away into dissolution.

All of the principles in that platform increase state power. The direct transfer of purchasing power from the poor and the middle class to the wealthy is done by inflation. As we saw recently in the debt ceiling fiasco (fiasco because some new legislators like Allen West betrayed their voters’ trust), politicians generally cannot resist the temptation of free money from debt.

The welfare-warfare state that BOTH halves of the ruling political cartel have promoted, and the gigantic warehouses full of regulatory mandates, give petty desk jockeys free season on Mom-and-Pops and small business and farming families. But this puts pressure on both state-owned central banks (Cuba) and the privately owned central banks to just print more money when it’s not bound in chains to real value like a gold standard.

In other words, a fiat-currency government-mandated monopoly eventually has to print money to catch up to the distortion reaction. It supports transfers of wealth that are not “natural”. By natural meaning it is not the result of individual human actions.

Government control over production, commerce, trade, energy, commodities, manufacture (light bulbs), religion, science, the marriage bed, and everything else they can conceive of, creates pressure for an increase in state control and robs the individual of even the habit of independent thought.

Each of us would do things our own different way if we were in control, meaning in specifics, but 300 million different policies cannot be applied simultaneously, so people give their thoughts up to a centrally mandated so-called “consensus”. But think about that. It’s not a consensus at all, it is a surrender.

On the other hand, if 300 million people respect the sovereign individuality of the other 299,999,999, then there’s no “need” for a consensus.

None of us has no right to tell the other to donate money to oil companies, even by majority vote. Another has no right to confiscate other people’s money to give to wind generators either.

Media Blackout As Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination Czar

May 26, 2012

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/05/23/media-blackout-obama-appoints-assassination-czar-137181/

John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media today as they continue to run stories that serve to distract the masses from stories that matter.

Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just.

According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids after Obama delegated him as the sole authority to designate people for assassination under the United States top-secret assassination program.

Eric Holder says they have the right to assassinate US citizens and it’s “constitutional”. What’s he going to say? Admit it?

United States Attorney General says the government has the right to assassinate US citizens and such actions are legal and not unconstitutional

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday explained why it’s legal to murder people — not to execute prisoners convicted of capital crimes, not to shoot someone in self-defense, not to fight on a battlefield in a war that is somehow legalized, but to target and kill an individual sitting on his sofa, with no charges, no arrest, no trial, no approval from a court, no approval from a legislature, no approval from we the people, and in fact no sharing of information with any institutions that are not the president. ~ David Swanson

I previously provided in-depth coverage on Holder’s speech in which he justifies the federal government’s secret program of carrying out assassination of US Citizens.

As the ACLU points out, these killings are done with no judicial oversight and the government refuses to even reveal process by which Americans to secret government “kill lists” that marks American Citizens for assassination

30,000 drones are flying over America. Feel safer now?

Not for nothing the FAA did not want to fine this guy

May 25, 2012

FAA issues warning to passenger who filmed bird strike – CNN.com:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/02/travel/faa-bird-strike-video/index.html?iref=obnetwork

My opinion is, there was a meeting at the FAA before sending this letter to the guy that filmed the flock of birds flying into his plane’s engine, and somebody decided that they did NOT want to slap a fine on this guy for violating their orders (“regulations”) because (1) it would cause a much bigger uproar than just sending him a “bad boy” letter, and (2) they would have likely had a lawsuit on their hands brought by this savvy business consultant, and (3) they would be forced to “prove” (ha ha) that these small electronic devices can cause safety problems on board, and (4) if they did “prove” their case, then they would have to answer to the man’s charge that if they are so dangerous to safety on planes, then they would have to ban them altogether on flights, or have them checked in, and so on.

Some years agone now, my employer at the time at a small company said he had a very advanced communications technical consultant at one time that told him cell phones did nothing to harm a flight but that it was a bogus rule pushed into play by cell phone companies, because so high up in the air, they had no way to measure your calling area exactly –the phone reaches so many cell towers at once– and therefore had no reasonable way to charge you for the time.

What would make this story even more interesting is to actually investigate whether the guys at the FAA or the FCC who impose these rules on us, whether they never, ever, not ever, use their cell phone or electronic device in flight when it’s against their own safety rules?

Another example of government agencies set up to “protect” us who actually protect the monopolies.

It’s time for Golden Rule Government to replace Mercenary Government.

Who is your elected representative? Senator? Governor, city councilman, judge?

Where do you get your morality from? Should a government abide by the Golden Rule?