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06-26-09   I think today unlike yesterday, when we found out the amount of people loosing their jobs went UP, causing the markets to celebrate and reward the "Free Market System " for cutting Expenses, (that's jobs to us working people, and were considered expenses to the cooperation's).

Well today I think the the good news for working people (the ever shrinking middle class) is that our have savings rate is the highest it has been in15 years. Wall street is not going to like that because you are putting it in a bank at .001% interest, and NOT SPENDING IT ON CRAP FROM COMMUNIST RED CHINA!

Home sales ...Down

Unemployment ...UP

Home values Down...

The Australian airline, said that it would cancel or defer delivery of 30, 787 Dreamliner aircraft, dealing a heavy blow to the U.S. manufacturer.

 I have a feeling the markets will decline today... it will be just another step down the road, heading to The Second Great Republican Depression.

06-16-09 China has introduced an explicit “Buy Chinese” policy as part of its economic stimulus programme in a move that will amplify tensions with trade partners and increase the likelihood of protectionism around the world. Story Link

Can we now DUMP KAFTA, NAFTA, GAT, and all the rest of the alphabet soup that has drained America from millions of Jobs so These Patriotic Corporations can make even larger profits and insist on paying NO Taxes at all because they are "creating jobs". It doesn't matter that the jobs are not in this country...The only thing that matters is NOT how much more profit that they can make for the cooperation, but how much more of the corporate income can be divided up for just a handful of people in the name of a bonus.

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 Why Not Restore The Old Car Making Model

By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

Published  05-15-09

 The Automakers should return to their original method of car production.
Rather then closing down dealer ships, why not use them as they were originally set up, a place that you went, to actually order a car the way you wanted it.

Automakers no longer would need to borrow billions of dollars to build cars that they think that they might sell.
They should go back to building cars on demand that people order.

With today's technology you should be able to go in and order a car with any power plant you want, weather it be gas, or electric, or a hybrid.
  

 The Automakers can then be more responsive to market demands, and less subject to pushing an outdated product that was built on the idea of 1 CEO rather then one the needs of the millions of people who is actually buying the car.

 

  Not too long ago when you wanted a new car, you went to a dealer and you sat down and told the sales person exactly what you wanted, much like today, except you looked at the showroom floor model, and picked from large display books and what today would be called 3D props. The only difference with today was you were not told after all that, well we could only find it in red, and no whatever., but we can add that in when we get the car here for an extra cost, but we have this car in your color but it has a larger engine, and a 12 speaker stereo system with DVD players for the kids, and it's only $3 thousand dollars more.

 

 I am sure with the modern computers, you can build a car to suit the individuals choices much faster than before, with computer fed assembly lines, computer controlled welding, computer controlled paint.

  Now you don't have thousands of acres all over the country filled with cars that no wants...you build the cars as needed.
The car makers can also use that as a means of advertising. They can now custom tailor a car to your exact needs.
The car makers can be in better control of quality as well as production, rather then producing cars to a possible sales quota, you produce cars for actual orders by actual people.

 

  Let's face it, cars are a major purchase now, with the average cost of $27,958. A car is no longer a $2 or $3 thousand dollar purchase, the way it was when the automakers started down this road of mas producing cars to no orders. Why should cars not be better tailored to your needs.

 

It removes the need for major capitol borrowing to fill those thousands of acres with cars and wait for them to sell so that they can repay the loans that were needed to buy the materials to produce the car in the first place. By doing that the auto makers no longer need nearly as much money to stay in business, because part of the cost of the car is already made up front to build the car to start, with a guaranteed final payment upon delivery.

 With that method it now becomes up to the dealer as to weather or not they want to remain in business, as to weather or not they can sell your product, because they only sell and service the brand, not push to sell your over produced quota.

 

It restores the original supply and demand market principals of; you demand manufacturing supply's, rather then manufacturing supplies now take what we got.  

Less Borrowing = less debt  + more responsive to market changes.

By:  William A. Peary   05-14-09

Founder and Editor Of FoundingFreedoms.com

 

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05-10-09 For Those Among Us That Insist That The Depression is Over...

The Oil Companies Some How Didn't Get The Message... Oil $58.71, At The Pump $2.28 A Gallon And Going UP!

Wasn't the high cost of Oil the one straw that broke the economy before with high gas prices?

No mater let's not let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good economic party crasher, after all the Oil companies need to have even larger profits. That is the American Business model of success is not to have a good product, nor is it to be of a benefit to the community, that ended years ago, no the new business model is "Profit"..."Profit at the expense of all else.

No were not no where near the end yet,...

Because GREED still is the business model for today.

People by the millions have lost their entire lives on lies built on greed, and they are still out there, now homeless, and jobless, and you still think things are getting better???

Better For WHO?

The New York Times said and I quote:

"U.S. Economy Shed 539,000 Jobs in April"

Now were not even workers let alone employees, were something intangible. Were now referred to as the “Economy”.

Makes sense, if we are “The Economy” then we are not living breathing people that have children and family to feed… were the nameless, faceless, “Economy”

U.S. Jobless Rate Hits 8.9%

Again I ask...

Better For Who?

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05-01-09 You Have To Ask Yourself...

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics another 663 more Americans lost their jobs, in March 2009.

El Centro, California, recorded the highest unemployment rate, 25.1 percent.

Merced, California, 20.4 percent; unemployment rate

Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, 18.8 percent; unemployment rate

The "Stress Test" results as to the Health report of our banks, that was to be released today…Will not be till a later date.

You have to ask yourself this…

We have a new administration that has told us the unvarnished truth about our economy… 

That have told us about the unlawful and not to mention Un-American behavior of the previous Bush Administration use of torture, in commissioning and committing war crimes…

Now…now, they need more time to review the data?

You have to ask yourself...

 Just how bad is it?

Are they just buying time so that the changes in the mark to marketing rules can be pushed just a little bit more. Buying time to bump up the value of their “Toxic” assets.

Sadly the change to the mark to marketing rule only served to begin to re inflate the bubble economy.

What we are told that the "toxic Assets" that were worthless and they needed the government to give them money so that they could stay in business. 

Now they have our money while keeping their "Toxic Assets" they and still continuing to reposes homes (or toxic assets at the banks like to call them), by the thousands... getting the government to pay them off and suddenly they are now very valuable assets... 

Just look at our bottom line...see our "mark to marketing" rule change shows that they are now very valuable.

Same Junk, just a different name on a different day.

We are not out of the woods by no means yet.

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04-23-09 Just The Facts...

Our county's combined industrial output has dropped by 13.3 percent since the recession began in December 2007. The largest decline since 1946

In the last 12 months, industrial production has declined by 12.8%

During the first quarter of 2009, annualized industrial output fell a staggering 20 percent.

Our nation's factories' output plummeted for five quarters in a row.

Capacity utilization at those factories has tumbled all the way down to 65.8 percent. The lowest rate since data was first collected in 1967.

One-third of the nation's manufacturing capacity is idle.

The National Retail Federation reported that retail sales dropped 1.1 percent in March and are down 10.6 percent from March 2008.

Orders for durable goods dropped 0.8 percent in March 2009

Ford Has Loss of $1.4 Billion in this last Quarter

At least 15 states are in various stages of considering or implementing furloughs.

New home sales are down.06% from last month

15 people are loosing their jobs EACH AND EVERY MINUTE

And Now The Bankers and Wall Street keep trying to tell us everything is getting better.

The Markets are going up again on the news that Corporate may be able to throw more workers

Under the buss. How? by not only dumping the Unions, but dump contractual responsibilities to their retirees as well.

One Question you must ask yourself...

Better For Who?  

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04-22-09  WATERBOARDING 2 PEOPLE, 266 TIMES... FOR ONE MONTH...

Just one thought...  
 
With use of waterboarding 266 time on just two people over a one month period,
 
 averages out to 6 times a day for a month.
 
What comes to my mind was not the information that they were trying to get...
 
but it is more likely that they were holding classes on how to do waterboarding and torture.
 
Then at that moment in time, the accused went from prisoner to "Teaching Dummy".

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03-25-09    E.U. President Calls U.S. Stimulus the ‘Way to Hell’

Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek argued that the Obama administration’s fiscal package and financial bailout “will undermine the stability of the global financial market.”...

European countries, including Germany, have resisted calls to increase the scale of their fiscal stimulus arguing, that the G-20 should concentrate on tightening financial regulation. Click here for Link to entire story

Question?

Why are the people that created this global depression not a only getting bonus's...

WHY DO THEY STILL A HAVE A JOB?... 

IN FACT THEY STILL HAVE THE SAME JOB THAT THEY HAD AS THEY SOLD THE AVERAGE PERSON INTO FINANCIAL RUIN FOR THE SAKE OF WEALTH FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FRIENDS!!!

STOP these "Masters Of The Universe" From STILL merging companies together into even bigger companies...

IF THEY WERE "TOO BIG TO FAIL... THEN THEY ARE TOO BIG TO EXISTS"

HAVEN'T YOU EVER HEARD... 

"BUST THE TRUSTS"

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03-19-09 My Thought On The FOX News Story About Nancy Pelosi

From FOX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTKe6Wrq9qc
As to the no reply to Fox, basicacely most Democrats are shunning Fox because they are neither NEWS nor Fair or Balanced.
And More Fox
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNwyaLu6DWw&NR=1
And More Fox Parrots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkkjthjxSi0&feature=related
Most every thing that is said in this interview is a fabrication
 
Now Here is another video, notice how pristine it is? Why did Fox feel the need to muddy it up and add a grainy poor quality texture to it as well as distort the audio?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC6n359rJ28
 
A transcript From Pelosi Web
http://speaker.house.gov/newsroom/pressreleases?id=1060
 
(Excerpt:)
“About a week and a half ago, Congressman Gutierrez was in San Francisco on a Saturday night.  We were packed and jammed in St. Anthony’s Church, hundreds and hundreds of people came.  We heard from families who have had raids into their homes and into their families where families were separated.  And at the time, I said it there and I’ll say it here, that raids that break up families in that way, just kick in the door in the middle of the night, taking father, a parent away, that’s just not the American way. It must stop. It’s just not the American way. So we need this comprehensive reform, and we need it soon. And we need to stop those kinds of ICE raids in the meantime.
 
Form my stand point I for one do not like Pelosi but the only thing that I can say in her defense is yes we need immigration, and Employer reform, to stop the people from getting here in the first place. The only reason I can sort of support her idea of ending the raids is because that is a Nazi Gestapo tactic, to intimidate and put on a big show, to scare people.
It as with every other police tactic of intimidation is just another chip away at our Constructional rights. With that many homes beening broken into as a mater of routine, it starts to become the norm, and after all "I'm not Jewish, so I did not speak up". "I am not a trade unionist so I did not speak up".
When will it become... oops we broke down the wrong door, or it just becomes a mater of routine for the Police to demand access to your home to make sure that you DON'T do something Illegal..
 
It's not the Illegal Immigrants that I support It's that Illegal tactics that is used, that continues to erode our own freedoms as Americans.
Why Should I surrender my Freedoms and Rights in the name of getting the bad guy.
That's why now we need to wear seat belts, (Whenever did you hear of someone launching them selves through a car during an accident and killing some other person)?
That's why Drugs were made illegal. They were protecting us from ourselves. Now looking back we see that, that only eroded our Freedoms, and did nothing to protect the individuals, that they claim that they were trying to protect.
That's why now We all must Piss in a bottle to get a job.
Once you start down the Draconian path of "We will protect you at all costs", it's not a good thing for anybody.
 
Why not just go to any 7 11's around the country, you can find a couple of hundred thousand people there every day, and by taking them out of the labor force to begin with leaves them with no job and no money, leaving them with very few choices and the best one is to go back home, because no matter how little their country wages are it's still better then nothing.
Let them go back to their country and work at reforming their countries political system, and their labor laws and Fix their own country.
 
So I guess in some level I agree with Pelosi, at least for the stopping of kicking in doors for Illegal immigrants, let's save that for things like a fire, or medical emergences, or extreme criminal behavior, like a sniper.

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03-18-09 A.I.G. Chief Expected to Offer Bonus Compromise

Edward M. Liddy, the embattled chief of American
International Group, is expected to tell a House committee
that he will ask employees who received widely criticized
bonuses last week to give half the money back.

ASK?!?!?!?!?

I guess If you rob a bank and then give back half the money it's OK, and you can keep half the money and get off Scot free.

Wait a minute isn't that what the Republicans are accusing millions of people of doing to get a sub-prime morgues?

OK If someone ASKS you just give back half of the money all will be forgiven... Wait a minute you already gave back half the money in home devaluation, so only pay half of your Morgue and all will be right with the world, and the cosmos will be realigned once again.

N O T ! ! !

I guess only stealing Half The Money Doesn't Make it WRONG?

Sort of Like... Just a Little Pregnant!
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03-17-09  Just Something To Ponder.

We were told that science has proven that in nature it is survival of the fittest… now thanks to the wonders of Capitalism… It’s survival of the richest.

 

It was once believed for centuries that the richest people were blessed by God and the proof they are blessed was the fact that they were Rich.

 

Well if you believe in God… then you must believe in the Devil… and if you believe in the Devil and just by the fact that the Devil is still alive after his eternal battling with God across the millenniums of time… Doesn’t that prove that the Devil cannot be destroyed by God… therefore the Devil must be a God as well…the extreme opposites, but a God nonetheless.

 

So what if the God that blessed the rich… is the Devil?

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03-16-09  Consider this comparison of the "general fund" budget accounting practices, with "We the people". The principal of the "General Fund" is to share the benefits and risks of other branches of government.

So why can’t we agree that when we give the government our money and for that we all share in the benefits, like a National not for profit health care for all, backed by public education to continue to fill the need for doctors, nurses, teachers and engineers who will usher in our future.

So why is it such a stretch for Health care, or education to follow the same model as the "General Fund" which is already embraced by nearly all levels of government.

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03-16-09 Markets Up Again?

Don't get to attached to the idea that all is well. The reason the markets have been going up for the last several days is because for the last few days the big money people on the inside has known that A.I.G. was taking "OUR MONEY" and dolling it out on the QT to other falling **banks, that were also getting money from the government.  Then AIG goes back to the government and says "Can I Have Some more", The Ultimate Double Dipping" with our money. It's not just the Bonuses that you should be concerned over it's that shinny object that they want you to see, while the real theft is in the double dipping... 170 Billion and counting. So while we are putting up the money they are paying them selves with it, and this time they don't have to pay one single worker a salary to earn it... FREE MONEY for them! Hold on it won't last or long another major drop is coming soon...very soon!

**companies that received multibillion-dollar payments owed by A.I.G. include Goldman Sachs ($12.9 billion), Merrill Lynch ($6.8 billion), Bank of America ($5.2 billion), Citigroup ($2.3 billion) and Wachovia ($1.5 billion).

Big foreign banks also received large sums from the rescue, including Société Générale of France and Deutsche Bank of Germany, which each received nearly $12 billion; Barclays of Britain ($8.5 billion); and UBS of Switzerland ($5 billion).

A.I.G. also named the 20 largest states, starting with California, that stood to lose billions last fall because A.I.G. was holding money they had raised with bond sales.

In total, A.I.G. named nearly 80 companies and municipalities that benefited most from the Fed rescue, though many more that received smaller payments were left out.

02-06-09 Last week unemployment went up to over 5000,000 new claims in a week 

This week it has now gone to 626,000, but we are told (Contrary to the republican platform of "Don't look back it's in the past"), wall street would rather you look back to hear the the numbers for December was 598,000 Job losses, in one month, as opposed to one week.

Wake up... Job Losses In DECEMBER?????

Now With a report of Of job losses the markets go up...Why? because you just got tossed under the buss while the Corporate heads still keep their multi million dollar pay checks and in some cases their Billion dollar bonuses. So it's good news for them, or is it...

I wonder at what point will it be till there are not enough people actually working at producing the product 

You can't keep eliminating jobs at the rate that are benign destroyed, till there is not enough people working to have the money to buy the products.

 On other item... Remember when the Bush administration was claiming we created 90,000 jobs or 100,00 jobs, it was pointed out that we needed to produce as least 125,00 new jobs just to keep pace with the growing work force, well no one talks about that number any more... but let's do. Add that number in to the current 600,000 and you are now at 725,00 unemployed.

And That's only for December.

3/4 of A MILLION PEOPLE UNEMPLOYED IN JUST ONE MONTH

Now...Are We There Yet!

Denial Does Not Work That's Why We Are Hear Now.

The sooner we admit it... the sooner we can recognize our mistakes of uncontrolled Free trade, of Corporate Control of our entire planet, where corporations now usurp the authority of governments, and geographical and political boundaries do not exist ...

The sooner we recognize this for the destructive force that it is...

  The sooner we can fix it.

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01-31-09  The gross domestic product saw its sharpest contraction in 26 years in the last quarter of 2008...

How much longer will it be before the Republican policies Beginning With Ronald Reagan and Collimating with the last Bush administration catches up to you?

CAFTA, Sure

NAFTA, Sure

 

Are We There Yet??? 

Better Yet Are You There Yet!!!

01-29-09

Happy Birthday Thomas Paine

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01-15-09 Let's See Now?

Several weeks ago we were told the if we did not bail out the banks that the economy would collapse into a depression worse than 1920, BUT not to worry it, merely a slight recession.

Retail sales For Christmas 2008...Down by 2 1/2 %

73,000 Business set to close in 2009

Motorola to lay off 4,000 workers, Bank of America to lose 1,900 jobs in the City...  A Rise in unemployment last week was around 500,000 

A few short weeks ago we were told that if we do not bail out the auto industry that it would result in the firing of 3 million workers, and That would put us in a depression.

Well since then we have lost nearly 1.5 million jobs... Does that mean that we are half way there?

The Markets have lost nearly 50% of it's value to date and heading down... Like... 1929

Foreclosures are still going up.

71 Millionaires have Taken their own lives... Odd that someone is keeping track of millionaires killing themselves, the last time I remember that, was when?...  Oh yes it was during the Last Great Republican Depression Of 1929... 

So...Does this mean "Were There"?

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01-11-09

Welcome To The Start 

Of 

The SECOND 

Great Republication Depression.

If you haven't finally got the message that "Free Trade" is not FREE...

If you haven't got the message that Billionaires running our Government is not a good thing...

If you haven't finally got the message that  relaxing of our laws governing our Corporations is a Bad thing...

If you just don't get it, Drilling for more oil is not the answer for cheaper transportation and utilities...

If you haven't got the message that a "War on, you name it", needs to be replaced with reason...

If you haven't got the message...

...

You Will...

And If you don't... 

If things continue on just as they have for the past 30 years...

What kind of world to expect to leave your posterity?

Especially when you had the power and the means to fix it...

 But only if you don't let greed get in the way.

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11-17-08  Someone Who Needs A House To Fall On Them To Know That Deregulation and Free Trade Is Like Mothers Milk To The Economy...Poisoned Milk That Is

WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

Should I tell him... or do you want a to tell Mr. Phil Gramm that the Reagan era "Great lie" Is Now Laid Bare For All To See. 

Deregulation of our banks and markets have lead us to where we are today, on the door step of another Republican Great Depression. The Robber Barons have been robbing the government coffers under the disguise of free trade, which is code for they are going to ship your job over seas so that they can make more profit for themselves. 

Now consider this Labor accounts for only about 10% of a product's cost, so how greedy can these guys get? Apparently a lot more then you ever dreamed of. When these guys make millions as in William McGuire's case Billions (1.78 Billion to be exact) in bonus and pay checks. 

All of which nothing would exist without the worker. I would like to see how long a company could stay in business without someone making their products. Why is it that companies have so little respect for the one person that they cannot do without? Workers!

As Abraham Lincoln once said "Labor Precedes Capitol, for without labor Capitol would not exist"

If Labor is sooo important... why are we allowing ourselves to be marginalized and treated like the waste in our garbage cans?

How bright can these people be.

Apparently smarter then you thought, because they convinced you that free trade is good...

They convinced you deregulation is good...

Now we have not only seen our jobs eliminated, but now after 30, 40, and 50 years of working and saving for a retirement, through deregulating the banks and markets they now have your retirement accounts as well.

It's good to have your job go over seas to someone else, so that multi-national corporations have a new market to sell their stuff to... although it be at the expense of not only just your job, but the stability of our country as well.

The bottom line is how much of our best interest and the interest of our country do they have.

They talk a lot about Patriotism and the Flag and Apple Pie, just so long as it can be made over seas and they get to keep obscene amounts of profits, and Oh since they "Created a Job", they somehow should not pay any taxes. 

Why? 

Because they are now a global corporation, and because of that they should not pay taxes to no one...more money for them, and not for us, or America as well...

So Just how well is that Deregulating, Free Trade working out for US now?

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11-14-08  Why are we continuing to pay the Extortionists? …

Why do we keep trying to figure out how to raise the money pay for the *inordinately high cost of health care?

We should be saying ENOUGH!!!

Health Care MUST be put back as a Not For Profit Occupation as it once was, the same way that our Police and Fire departments still are.

*in·or·di·nate: Exceeding reasonable limits

11-11-08   It's beginning to look a lot like this ride is we call the economy is actually just starting... If History tells us anything, I think the collapsing will continue till 2010... I think that before it is all over the markets will be at between 3 to 5 thousand. It is conceivable that it could end at 1 to 2 thousand, which would be pre Reagan levels, who's policies were the catalyst that started the beginning of the end. 

    If you look at past recessions and Depression there are patterns that are emerging now that can tell us what to expect. If you want to know how bad it will be, History showers us that the longer the slide to the bottom the worse it will be. In the last Great Republican Depression it started in 1929 but it didn't hit bottom till 1932. This Current Republican Depression started 2007 and if it continues down that Road of 1929 the slide will not end till at least 2010.

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Revel Today... For Tomorrow The Work Begins

By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of FoundingFreedoms.com

Published 11-05-08  

    Today We Continue The Celebration....Tomorrow We Begin The Work. The Work Of Correcting The Last 30 Years Of This Current Republican Party Birth By Ronald Reagan and Currently Lead By George W. Bush and His Minions. Like The Unforgettable Tom Delay, Karl Rove, And Dick Cheney... And Who Can Forget Names Like Donald Rummsfield's  Porter Goss, John Ashcroft, And Arguable The One Whom Without None Of This Would Have Happened, Justice William H. Rehnquist Now Deceased. And So Many  More Like Trent Lot, Scooter Libby, Bob Ney, Jack Abamoff and Alan Greenspan For Cooking The Books For Everyone For The Last 30 Years. As They Leave Office We Will Finally Get To Audit The Books, And I Think That What We Will Find Is Far Worse Then What We Think.

But First We Need To Restore Our Constitution. 

Then We Need Begin To Investigate George W. Bush, & Dick Cheney For Their Part In Altering The Intel Information To Get Us Into An Ill-Legal War.

We Need To Investigate War Profiteers Like Halliburton, & Backwater.

Yes This Is Only The Very Short List Of Things That Need To Be Started, And We Need To Be More Involved Then Ever Before In The Process Of Our Government, We Need To Be On The Phones Calling Our Senators And Congressmen And Tell Them What We Want, After All The Past Model Has Bin A "Pay To Play", Meaning That Corporations Have Pored Millions Of Dollars Into The Past Administrations, And Then Demanded That The Senators Had To "Pay Back The Favor"... Well Now It Has Bin "Us" The Little Guy Who Paid The Bill, And Now We Need To Be The One To "Call In The Favors".

Now Is The Time For National Health Care,

Now Is The Time For Renewable Energy, and Put To Rest The Use Of Oil Just As We Did With Stone Knives & Buggy Whips.

Now Is The Time To End The Privatization Of America.

Now Is The Time To Stop Privatized Corporate Controlled And Run Sections Of Our Commons From Feeding The Wealth, By Theft Of The Commons, By Their Demanding That More And More Of Our Behavior Be Criminal And We The People Get Sent To Jail. Did You Know That We Incrassate In Not Only In Percent, But In Overall Numbers, More People Than Communist Red China, And They Have A much Larger Population.

Now Is The Time To End The Persecution And Imprisonment Of Individuals For Using Marijuana For Medical Use. Which By The Way Back In The 70'S A Government Commission Found That Marijuana Should Not Be Ill-legal. It Should Barely Be A Controlled Substance, Like Alcohol. 

And Just To Shine Some Light On The Elephant, ... No Make That The Herd Of Elephants In The Room. Marijuana  Has Proven To Now Be The Only Substance That Can STOP Alzheimer's Disease, And Treat ALS, Diabetes Mellitus, Dystonia Fibromyalgia, GI Disorders, Gliomas, Hepatitis C, HIV, Hypertension, Incontinence, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Pruritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Tourette's Syndrome, And Cause Some Forms Of Cancer To Go Into Remission, Or Not Begin At All. SO MY POINT IS THIS, IF IT CAN WORK ON ALL THESE ILLNESS, AND WE WILL DRINK ORANGE JUICE AND TAKE VITAMINS TO PREVENT ILLNESS WHY NOT DECIMALIZE MARIJUANA, SO THAT IT CAN BE ANOTHER TOOL IN PROTECTING OUR HEALTH. LET ME ALSO POINT OUT THAT NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON IN THE LAST 5,000 YEARS HAS EVER DIED FROM THE USE OF MARIJUANA. 

Now Is The Time To Stop Rendition, & Torture.

Now Is Not The Time To Be Afraid, Now Is The Time To Remember The Words Of FDR... "The Only Thing We Have To Fear...But Fear Itself". Which By The Way When He Used That Statement It Was In Reference To The Great Republican Depression Of 1929.

We Must Work To Break The Strangle Hold Of Corporate America On Our Lives, And Have Corporations Restored to "Servants Of The Economy"... And Not Owners Of The Economy.

Now We Must Stop The Privatizing Of Our Nation, And Reclaim The Commons... We Must Work To Change Health Care From A For Profit Corporation, But Change It Back To A Non Profit Status. After all Profiting From Someone Death or Illness On A Par With War Profiteering.

We Need To Take Back Our Monetary System From Private Hands And Put It Back In The Hands Of Our Government, So It Does Not Cost Our Country Every time We Need To Use Our Money.

Now Is The Time To Either Fix NAFTA, CAFTA, GAT, And All The Rest Of The Alphabet Soup, With Import Tariffs So That If A American Corporation Wants To Save A Buck On Labor By Going Overseas Then Let Them Pay A Import Tax equivalent To The Labor Difference In America And If We Cannot Protect Our Economy And Jobs Then Scrap Them completely.

Now Is The Time To Work On Creating A Real Educational System In Our Country. A System That Teaches The Student In Ways That Encourages Thought, That Sparks That Wonder Of Never Getting Enough Knowledge. We Have To STOP "Teaching To The Test" (No Child Left Behind,) School System.

Now Is The Time To Fix Our Voting System And Take It Back From Privatization By Dibold, ESS and Other  Private Corporations, What's Wrong With Paper Ballots Counted By Human Hands?

Now Is The Time For Change

Now Is The Time To Take Back Our Country, And We Can Do It... But To Do It We Need To Participate, To Make It Happen.

We Need To Call And Write Our Newly Elected Officials And Tell Then What "We The People" Want.

 

  By:  William A. Peary   11-05-08

Founder and Editor Of FoundingFreedoms.com

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10-24-08  Greenspan Concedes Error on Regulation

Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said he “made a mistake” in trusting that free markets could regulate themselves.

Does This Statement By Alan Greenspan At Long Last, Finally Mean The Death OF Free Trade And Unregulated Capitalism???

Can We Now Go Back To The Policies Of Roosevelt !!!

Policies That Lifted America Out Of It's Last Great Republican Depression!!!

Policies That Gave us The Longest Expansion of Growth, Wealth and Prosperity For All In America!!!

Policies That Expanded The Middle Class, And Grew Our Nation!!! 

Until Ronald Reagan Under The Tutelage Of Alan Greenspan, Brought Back The Policies Of The Robber Barron's From The Turn Of The Century!!! 

Policies Like Free Trade!

Policies Like De Regulations On Corporations!

Policies Like  De Regulations On Our Banking Systems!

Policies Like De Regulations On Our Stock Markets!

So Now That You Admit Your Wrong... How Are You And All Your Supporters Going To Give Back A Generation Everything That You Took From Us Over Our Lifetime!

How Are You Going To Fix This Colossal Disaster!

HOW?

The Answer Is You Can't...

But Maybe...

Just Maybe We Can Fix It For Our Posterity If We Act Now To Purge Our Selves Of The Notion, That Unrestrained Capitalism Is Good, at the Expense Of Living Breathing People.

10/03/08  WAKE UP AMERICA...

The Market just shot up yesterday when we learned that over 1000,000 people were laid off last month.

The market just shot up nearly 100 points as the BAIL OUT BILL was voted on and it looks like it's going to pass.

WHY?

Because YOU GOT SCREWED!!!

We lost our jobs... and now appears that we are all going to get THE BILL for Wall Street's FUCK UP's. Fuck Ups to the tune of Thousands upon Thousands of dollars, for each and everyone of us, that if you don't live long enough to pay it off... don't worry, your children and grand children will be forced to pay off someone else's Fuck Ups before they can start their own lives, free from the economic chains that we are now handing down to them.

MORE TRICKLE DOWN Economics!

How has that worked out for you over the last 30 years.

When are you going to get it... what's good for wall street under this era of "NO REGULATION" Is BAD For You, The Working Middle Class.

How many more years will it take for you to realize that this Republican party is robbing the country blind???

What ever happened to that Newt Gingrich, Tom Friedman and Ayn Rand mantra... 

"Pull your self up by your boot straps"...

WHERE ARE THEIR BOOT STRAPS

Why is it that when you need help you can't get it, but now your now forced to...

Give Them Your Boot Straps.

Mark my words, we are only putting a band Aid on something that requires Amputation, and things will soon crash when these New Robber Barons legally steal this $700 Billion.

We need to Amputate the words "Deregulation" From our Vocabulary, ...and while were at it... amputate the words "Free Trade" as well.

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09/25/08 Why Don't we use that $700 Billion Dollars to Help the people who are defaulting on their morages, rather then giving the money to Wall Street.

If we use a FDR style bailout by helping Main street keep their homes, by extending their loans and reducing their interest payments the in turn will not loose their homes there fore wouldn't that now make those "TOXIC ASSETS" Solvent as well as now that they will once again own their homes the will now spend more money in the Economy, a Trickle Up Economics. History shows it works. 

As I have said before If you give more money to someone who has so much money that they can't spend already, what makes you think that if you give them more of what they can't already spend, go out and spend what they already can't spend.

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09/25/08  Open Letter To Russ Feingold, Dennis Kucinich & Robert Wexler

Thank You

I am working in the construction field as a painter and a Paperhanger, and as you well know that that field is now in a severe depression, and money is extremely tight. I have followed your work for years now and I know that you “got it”. You understand the basic beliefs of our founders. You in the process of working for your state you work for The United States of America as well. You and your staff work for a better tomorrow for all. You understand what the law is and should be, not just for a few, but also for the many and no one is now or ever should be above the law. 

With that said I must contribute to your campaign to keep you in office, to continue our founders dream for this country, and I will give what ever I can to help because as bad as thing are now I cannot afford the alternative which will be far worse.

Thank You

Founder and editor of Founding Freedoms

http:www.FoundingFreedoms.com

William A. Peary

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09/18/08  Everyone Including Alan Greenspan Keeps Saying This Is The Worst Financial Crisis That They Have Ever Seen... and Remember Alan Greenspan Lived Through The Last Republican Depression of 1929. 

This is a direct result of deregulation and the Republican party, that we now find ourselves at across road of do we do more of the same of deregulation or do we finally institute regulations again on them.

The Corporations and CEO's get to keep all the profits and Billions in pay and bonuses so much so that that they extracted every penny from the corporations they ran.

Why is it that they get to now leave the corporations they hollowed out and keep all the profits and stick us with the bill.

This bailout of these Corporations to the tune of what will be possibly be in the TRILLIONS of dollars now makes them the largest WELFARE QUEENS of all time.

The next time you need to borrow $10,00 from a bank lets see if the bank gives you an extra $5,000 and says by the way you don't need to make the payments, because our CEO's insist on making those payments for you.

So we loose our homes, our retirement, our lives, and the CEO's who created this mess keep all their money , and now ours as well.

How's that Republican "FREE MARKET DEREGULATION" working out for you now?

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09/18/09  "The Treasury said it would back the funds temporarily up to $50 billion to ensure their solvency".

The Key words is "Temporarily" which means that they are not able to cure the patient but only put a Band Aid on the on the cancer and hope it goes away.

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09/15/08 According To McSame and Bush the Economy is Just Fine Then Explain....

Lehman Brothers Announces It Will File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Read More

A.I.G. Seeks $40 Billion in Fed Aid to Survive Read More

The American International Group is seeking a bridge loan
from the Federal Reserve as it faces a potential downgrade
from credit ratings agencies.


Bank of America in Talks to Buy Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is in advanced talks to buy Merrill Lynch for
$25 to $30 a share, people briefed on the negotiations said
on Sunday.

Shares Fall in Europe; U.S. Index Futures Slide

Fanny & Freddy  now wanting a Socialist Bailout From "Us we the Little Guy" who has lost our money our  homes our Jobs our Retirement funds. All this Before any of the CEO's give back any of the billions of dollars in "Job Well Done Bonus" that they took while destroying the company.

Why can't we we just take back their homes their jobs their retirement funds, and let them "Pull them selves up by their own boot straps" that they and their Republican party are so fond of telling us to do.

After all this is their ENRON mess, and again another Banking failure under a Bush.

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09/12/08 I Think That With This Election We Are At A Lose Lose Situation

I think that with this election we are at is a lose, lose situation.
 
Look at the markets each and every week they continually ratchet down, the collapses of Stearns, Leamen and other smaller banks,
Manufacturing almost nearly all outsourced, people earning less and less.
 
We are no longer "millionaires in waiting", that the Republican party would like us to believe.
 
The Financial troubles no longer are limited to our shores, due to the multinational corporations the greed is no longer confined to just America.
 
I do think that we are seeing another Great Republican Depression unfolding right before our eyes, like some sort of slow motion train wreck, with one exception... this time the Wealthy Republican base is getting their money first from Us the American tax payer, though bailouts, but will they be as fast to Bail us out when the entire house of cards finally collapses?.. I think not.
 
With that in mind Why Would the Republican party want to win this Presidential race.
 
My explanation is this.
 
If Obama wins the Democrats get to be in the cat bird seat when the next Great Republican depression finally hits, then it's going to be blame the Dems all day every day, every week, every month, and on and on, with the unrelenting attack till the next election.

Till the next election and they can now take over the government with us begging the Republican party to please fix this Democratic mess.

 
That's why they put up McSame, and now an even bigger right wing nut job for VP, than Dick.
 
Now with that in mind let's say That somehow McSame is elected in spite of everything that we know.
 
It's like they are daring us to see the truth If we don't, then that means that the fatted lamb is now ready for slaughter.
 
 That only proves that they finally have enough control to just institute all those executive orders signed by Bush, and take the last few steps to complete and total Corperate Fashism take over.

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08/31/08  Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background:

So Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative. She's a global warming denier who shares John McCain's commitment to Big Oil. And she's dramatically inexperienced.
In picking Sarah Palin, John McCain has made the religious right very happy. And he's made a very dangerous decision for our country.
In the next few days, many Americans will be wondering what McCain's vice-presidential choice means. Please pass this information along to your friends and family.
Thanks for all you do.
–Ilyse, Noah, Justin, Karin and the rest of the team At MoveOn.org
Sources:
1. "Sarah Palin," Wikipedia, Accessed August 29, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin
2. "McCain Selects Anti-Choice Sarah Palin as Running M ate," NARAL Pro-Choice America, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17515&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=1
3. "Sarah Palin, Buchananite," The Nation, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17736&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=2
4. "'Creation science' enters the race," Anchorage Daily News, October 27, 2006
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17737&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=3
5. "Palin buys climate denial PR spin—ignores science," Huffington Post, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17517&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=4
6. "McCain VP Pick Completes Shift to Bush Energy Policy," Sierra Club, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17518&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=5
"Choice of Palin Promises Failed Energy Policies of the Past," League of Conservation Voters, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17519&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=6
"Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor," The Times of London, May 23, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17520&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=7
7 "McCain met Palin once before yesterday," MSNBC, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=21119&id=13661-4477298-q90Iidx&t=8

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08-07-08 Freddie Mac Loses $821 Million and Cuts Dividend

Oddly enough, even after posting a $841 Million loss (For the quarter that is) The markets tepidly dropped and has hovered only around a 20 to 50 point loss. Why is it not much larger??? Because as I told you about in an earlier publication... "And Still…Another Shell Game" because now their losses are backed by their blank check that they got in the last deal signed by George Bush. 

    Look for a lot more debt to be piled on to Us "We the people" to pay the bill for Corporate Malfeasance While they get to keep all the billions and billions in Profit, while we now get their debt offloaded to us through the back door.

    Why can't we just decide to say "We the people" think that what you do your responsible for. Go get the money back from the CEO's that made the BAD decisions that caused the loses in the first place.

 If they do not want to share the profits by paying a living wage or maybe provide full health care, and retirement benefits, after all you are working...for them and making all those billions of dollars for the corporation that they thing your not entitled to share in although they think that now you should share in their losses. 

"After all you are not  just sanding around doing nothing and expecting a hand out." as the Right wing keeps harping on. You Are the reason that there is any money at all coming in to the corporation In the First place, as Lincoln once said "Labor Precedes Profit". Simply put if you don't have something to sell how can you sell what you don't have? 

Let's see if the CEO's can do the labor!!

I think not! not because they can't , it's because they won't.

"Your doing the jobs that the CEO's won't do".

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07-25-08  Big Blaring Headlines in The New York Times Today 07-25-08:
"U.S. Expands Visa Program for Iraqi Allies"
Now let’s see now We have been told that we needed the removal of our Freedoms with the Patriot act. We the American citizens needed to be protected from "Those People over There, that want to do us harm". "They hate our freedoms and our way of life". We were told.
I guess they didn’t hate our way of life all that much after all...but I guess that now that we have striped our freedoms in the name of security they will feel right at home.
Question? What ever happened to "We Will fight them over there so we won’t have to fight them over hear"
Now give them visa’s and citizen ship while still having to spy on every single American Born citizen in direct defiance of the 4th amendment.
Now what do you have to say?
Oh don’t bother, if you’re a conservative you will somehow twist and spin, and spin and twist till you finally confuse the entire issue by trying to make STRAW INTO GOLD.

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And Still…Another Shell Game

By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

Published 07-23-08

 The Markets started down today until George W. Bush decided to extend Multi billion... perhaps trillion-dollar transfer of wealth from the public treasury to the Filthy Rich.

You know that top 1% of the population, that some how you conservatives think, pay way too much money in taxes. The very same people who’s idea of trickle down economics is to Piss on your head and tell you, don’t worry prosperity is just around the corner. I’ve heard that now for the last 30 plus years starting with Ronald Reagan.

After you deduct everything that you owe like your mortgage balance, your credit card payments, and other major loans then compare that to your savings… how much is left that you own outright?

How is that trickle down economics working out for you now?

Markets shoot up as Bush Agrees to sign a 3.9 billion dollar aid to homeowners and... a BLANK CHECK TO THE BANKS THAT COULD EXCEED 3 TRILLION DOLLARS.

The homeowners get a cheaper mortgage, now that they paid the bulk of the interest up front and the new loan includes NEW interest on top of the old interest already paid, and the banks get to borrow the money in totally unlimited amounts, that they lend to the government, to cover self created losses while they get to keep the homes and property, which more than offsets the interest difference from what they borrow to what they lend. Now because we the people got hoodwinked back in 1913 when we PRIVATIZED our money and let the Federal Reserve deal with the countries money, we now borrow the money from the same people that say that they are broke…THE BANKS!!!!

So let’s understand this together, we borrow the 3 TRILLION PLUS from the banks who have no money that is why we are borrowing it to give it to the banks that are broke so we can in turn give it the homeowners who in turn give it back to the banks that now collect interest from The US Government, and the Homeowners and the banks get to pay back… Nothing!!!

Oh sure on paper it looks like they are borrowing the money but look closer. First they created the Massive housing bubble, much like the 1920’s then they collected the bulk of the interest upfront on the loans that they made and in some cases even the house. Now while they still have you’re house they claim that they lost money and need to borrow money but rather then lend it to themselves they let the government borrow the money from them, (with interest of course), so that the government can give it back to the banks, to subsidies their self created losses…but now… after all the CEO’s VP’s and managers have absconded with billions if not trillions in Bonus and Golden bail outs they now shift the debt over to us we the people.

“They are Internalizing the Profits and Externalizing the debt”.

What’s happening now reminds me of a scene from an old movie. There were two people in a lawyers office settling a divorce, one lawyer starts describing the terms of the settlement that divides everything equally between the two parties. He starts out that his client gets the bank accounts, and the house; your client gets the mortgage payments. His client gets the cars, your client gets the payments, and my client gets the diamonds from their diamond mines. When the other lawyer asks what does my client get from the diamond mine the first lawyer replies… Oh your client gets the shaft. 

It is Equal in a twisted sort of way. One gets all the positives, while the other gets an equal amount but in a Negative. Equal… Yes... Fair... No One Said Anything About Fair.

Isn’t privatization just grand?

By:  William A. Peary   07-23-08

Founder and Editor Of FoundingFreedoms.com

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07-11-08 11:58:08AM  Dateline NEW YORK....DOW Hangs In The Balance On The Verge of Falling to Below 11,000, that's a 1,000 point drop in less than 1 Month.

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07-11-08 12:40:29PM  Dateline New York Stock Exchange DOW FALLS TO 10,996

What I think is happening is that the wealthy are Playing "Jenga" (Milton Bradley Game) with the market. There is a good chunk of the market now with retirement accounts, that for the most part will not be too quick to pull their money because they have been told that "they are in it for the long haul", so while the wealthy are quietly pulling their money out leaving only the the retirement funds holding up what is left of the market, till it falls apart. We the people are now beeing piled up to make a cushion for the wealthy to land on when the "New Great Republican Depression" hits, except this time the wealthy get all the money and we get the bill.

Here's the thing though, If we the little guy are left holding all the stocks, and I know that GM will be worth $.02 or next to nothing, does that not mean although we will be completely broke and living in our cars and Refrigerator Boxes that we the people will OWN the companies?

So why can't we than bring all our jobs back from over seas, after all it will be our company to higher and fire who ever we want, including the CEO's. Why can't we just say that CEO's will never be paid more than say 10 Times that of the average worker? Why can't we decide to build that electric car? or a car that gets 150 mpg?

Just think about what can be don with countless billions of dollars put back into the company, rather than into the pockets of a handful of people. Just think of what can be done  for the workers, like a living wage, with pensions, with health care. we could invest in R&D to improve the company, and it's products.

Just maybe we can once again find a real CURE for diseases, rather than just manage them, because management is soooooooooooooooooooo much more profitable than curing!

07-08-08  OK now that we all were all kicked in the teeth and made to suck lemons, with the passing of extending the role of government intrusion in direct defiance of the bill of rights, and in-peculiarly the 4th amendment of the Constitution, with the passing of the new FISA bill. Well it’s time to make lemon aid.

There’s a matter of hundreds of thousands of missing RNC e-mails… well guess what?  Congress can now subpoena them direct from the telecoms, we know that they trapped every single email and phone call from before 2001!

It’s time to call our Senators and Congressmen @ (1-202-225-3121)and demand that they do just that.

While their at it maybe they should also get the records from Karl Rove, and Ken Blackwell.

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06-19-08 - DATE LINE...DOW HITS 11,000... OOPS! 

That's not a good thing considering several month ago it was at over 14,000. Now if according to Republican Party lead by Bush, the Economy is based on the wealthy spending money and letting it trickle down, and thus stimulate the economy to new heights. WELL the middle class is now on life support, the wealthy is bleeding money from us the middle class and the poor in the way of dodgy tax breaks and corporate welfare. Well now with the dao in Free fall now what???

READ THESE LINKS

 “Central bank body warns of great depression”

http://www.bankingtimes.co.uk/09062008-central-bank-body-warns-of-great-depression/

The Bank For International settlements, Which is like the central bank for central banks announces last week that in theirs quarterly report, on the state of the worlds eccomeny. In a article released in the Banking times, entitled “Central bank body warns of great depression” The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the organisation that fosters cooperation between central banks, has warned that the credit crisis could lead world economies into a crash on a scale not seen since the 1930s.

And

Hedge fund chief warns of worse to come

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6e935eac-3d31-11dd-bbb5-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

And My Recent Rant From March

03-10-08  The Next Republican Great Depression, but This Time It Is Unfolding In Slow Motion

 Everyone is always saying that the past was so much easer and simpler times, They  always wanted to see what it was like to live in their parents time when they were children. Except for the fact that my parents were born in 1922, which puts their childhood right smack dab in the middle of the last "Great Republican Depression".

Thank You Republican Party, For the trip through time... back to a time of War, Death, Destruction, People starving, home foreclosures, no Jobs....

WERE THERE!!!!!!................AGAIN.

This message brought to you by The "Grand Old Party" The Republicans...The Perpetual Liars.

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05-13-08 - Does the So-Called Millennial Generation Have a Rendezvous with Destiny?

By Thom Hartmann

The Seattle Times reports Michael Dudley is the son of a preacher man. He's a born-again Christian with several family members in the military. He's voting for Obama. Many traditional younger GOP evangelicals are no longer identifying with the Republican party.

The so-called millennial generation, roughly late teens to early 30s are part of the so-called millennial generation. Bob Herbert writes in the New York Times that this is the generation that's in danger of being left out of the "American Dream." This generation is faced with doing less well than their parents and that economic uncertainty is playing a huge role in forming their views of government and politics.

In 1974 the average income for men in their 30s was $40,000 (using today's inflation-adjusted dollars) - today that amount is $35,000.

According to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe first published in 1997.

"The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation, and empire. Yet this time of trouble will bring seeds of social rebirth. Americans will share a regret about recent mistakes -- and a resolute new consensus about what to do. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.
"The risk of catastrophe will be very high. The nation could erupt into insurrection or civil violence, crack up geographically, or succumb to authoritarian rule. If there is a war, it is likely to be one of maximum risk and efforts -- in other words, a total war.

Roughly 80 years ago was the Great Depression and World War II. Roughly 80 years before that was the Civil War. Roughly 80 years before that, the Revolutionary War. Roughly 80 years before that, Glorious Revolution of 1675-1704. Roughly 80 years before that, the Armada Crisis of 1569-1594. And roughly 80 years before that the War of the Roses (1459-1487)."

In each 80 year period, there are four turnings, produced by each of the four generations. The Fourth Turning is the one of greatest danger, maximum impact upon the world. And it’s due to happen any day now -- if it’s not already underway.

 From: www.fourthturning.com:

Strauss and Howe base this vision on a provocative theory of American history as a series of recurring 80- to 100-year cycles. Each cycle has four "turnings"-a High, an Awakening, an Unraveling, and a Crisis. The authors locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next Crisis (or Fourth Turning). And they recommend ways Americans can prepare for what's ahead, as a nation and as individuals.

Are we entering Fourth Turning now? Depression, war, chaos and transformation...

"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
         --Franklin D. Roosevelt

Does this so-called millennial generation have a rendezvous with destiny?

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03-10-08 The Next Republican Great Depression, but This Time It Is Unfolding In Slow Motion

    Each month for nearly a year now have had foreclosures increasing every month with each month setting yet another record of ever increasing foreclosure rates, and yet congress has done nothing to help the people that were lied to with the aid of deregulation by the Republican party changing the laws to remove all the safety nets that protected the consumer.
 
     Now today we find that the FED, which for those of you who don't know it has nothing to do with the Federal government and is a private banking system that conveniently has the name "The Federal Reserve", you don't think that that was to deceive people do you?.
 
    Well after the banks have collected billions of dollars over the past 5 years, and now raised the interest rates on the loans to double and triple the rate and not provide the promised low interest loans when the time came.
 
    Now that the banks have collected the money and in most cases repossessed the property, now the FED will loan the banks 200 billion dollars and low and behold the Stock Market climbs again 400 points.
 
    So lets get this straight first the republicans change the rules in favor of the Corporations rather then the people for whom they are constructional swarm to represent.
 
    Next they outright lie about the terms of the loan, which causes the markets to go up and the extremely wealthy to clean up.
 
    Now we find the whole mess collapsing around our head so the wealthy sell off their stocks, but the slow motion slide into the next Great Republican Depression, is well under way.
 
    Now with the market propped up by money that you and I will pay for in increased interest rates on everything we now buy, and decreased interest rates on saving accounts, which I believe was part and parcel in getting people to invest in the market because of the promise of much higher returns.
 
    So with the market slowly ratcheting down soon the only money left in the market is going to be the working slobs with the Republican promise of an ownership society are soon to find out that they have lost that as well while the wealthy pull their money out of the markets while brokers tell the "Ownership society" don't pull your money out, you are in it for the long hall, thing will get better.
 
    They are right it will just as it did in 1929, in fact id you left your money in the market in 1929 you would have finally got your investment back to your original investment somewhere around the 1970, so if you have 40 plus years or more to wait don't bail out now.
 
    Well now millions of people are out their money... they have lost their homes, and now must pay back the loan even if they file bankruptcy, so the Banks win again...
 
    Oh and did I mention that the banks get to resell the property again, which means...they loose nothing!
 
As I said I think that history will show that we are watching the next Republican Great Depression, but this time it is unfolding in slow motion.

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09-20-07 The Results Of "GREED IS GOOD" 

Excerpt from NY TIMES  "Creative? College Costs Will Test You

YOU might be relieved to know that College Savings Month, formerly known as September, will soon be drawing to a close.

I hate those artificial designations. They’re meant to inspire people to action, but a month of nudging can become overbearing. I received a news release recently stating that families needed to be more aggressive in tapping one obvious source of college funding: grandparents!"

    Now what the hell is wrong with you people that call your selves conservatives! You have been spouting off for years that “You need to pick yourself up by your boot straps”. Now, NOW that your conservative ideals have bankrupted the country and destroyed nearly everything from Roosevelt’s “New Deal” Now that you have been lead down the path with greed instilled in your heart by the conservative mantra “It’s your money”, which you were too lazy to read between the lines and see that it was all a lie.

    Now after 30 years of Reagan era economics and Bush ( Daddy and Jr.) economics who combined borrowed and spent your future, your children future and your grandchildren’s future to the tune $580,000 dollars for every family in this country, now the great answer is go swindle your parents out of their life saving to pay for their Grandchildren’s education, because you can’t afford to pay for a simple thing like an education that in the 40’s and 50’s and 60s and 70’s anyone could afford …FOR THEMSELVES! 

    You allowed these lying Republicans Conservatives to dump this insane debt on nearly an entire country, with the exception of anyone making over 10 million dollars a year.  You believed the lie without ever bothering to open your eyes to see what was behind the curtain. You allowed greed, to take control of your sanity. Now your choices... your greed, are affecting your children, and their futures.

Getting your money and your children’s money isn’t enough for these Robber Barons, now they want the money from your parents and grandparents.

    If you even begin to give this idea credence then you have become just as twisted and morally bankrupt as they are.

    The only thing is that you will never be them … monetarily that is, because you can’t borrow your way to being rich, because sooner or later the bill will come due and without real money you can never pay it back.

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05-21-07 A Brief History Lesson 

Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be "governed" without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure - reach the light of day?

Though he who has boldly risen from the abyss Through an iron will and cunning May conquer half the world, Yet to the abyss he must return. Already a terrible fear has seized him; In vain he will resist! And all who still stand with him Must perish in his fall From Goethe's "The Awakening of Epimenides, Act II, Scene 4:

You can easily insert American into the highlighted blank. This is not new it was a very small excerpt from the first of many leaflets passed out by the White rose society

White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of five students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, which called for active opposition to Adolf Hitler's regime. 

All six members of the group were arrested by the Gestapo, convicted and executed by beheading in 1943. The text of their sixth leaflet was smuggled out of Germany through Scandinavia to England, and in July 1943 copies of it were dropped over Germany by Allied planes, retitled "The Manifesto of the Students of Munich." 

The Gestapo was established on April 26, 1933 In April 1934, Göring and Himmler agreed to transferred full authority over the Gestapo to the SS

The role of the Gestapo was to investigate and combat “all tendencies dangerous to the state. It had the authority to investigate treason, espionage and sabotage cases, and cases of criminal attacks on the Nazi Party and Germany. With this authority came wide-ranging powers of arrest and detention on the smallest of pretexts.

Laws passed in 1936 effectively gave the Gestapo carte blanche to operate without judicial oversight. A further law passed later in the year gave the Gestapo responsibility for setting up and administering concentration camps

The power of the Gestapo most open to misuse was called Schutzhaft—“protective custody,” a euphemism for the power to imprison people without judicial proceedings, typically in concentration camps. The person imprisoned even had to sign his or her own Schutzhaftbefehl, an order declaring that the person had requested imprisonment (ostensibly out of fear of personal harm). Normally this signature was forced by beatings and torture. 

Can you not see in the reflective pool of history, - Guantimno.

Can you not see in the pool, reflections of the SS in Homeland security.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." 

George Santayana (1863–1952), U.S. philosopher, poet.  

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05-17-07 Interesting Fact. Why is the mainstream media continues to talk about Giuliani and McCain with the follow up of what Mitt Romney said and disregards the other candidates, so much so that we are told that no one else has a chance in hell of winning. So Why is it that by the MSNBC news poll taken before and after the debate shows the exact opposite. Giuliani Before had a 41% approval 25% undecided and a 34% negative After the debate Giuliani Fell to a 22% approval, 35% undecided and a 41% negative. The same holds true for McCain Before 31%approval, 29% undecided, and 41% negative, and After 18% approval, 34% undecided, and 42% negative.

Now oddly enough the one candidate we are told hasn't got a chance in hell of winning is Ron Paul who had the most dramatic up turn in his approval ratings. His numbers before 9% approval, 44% undecided and 47% negative, while after the debate 41% approval, 34% undecided and 24% negative

What this shows me is that when people just listen to what the candidates have to say in full and not just sound bites and without the news, spinning the contents Ron Paul is the clear runaway winner winner. BUT yet the main stream news tells us ignore the issues, DON'T look at the facts, "Ron Paul is not the candidate you are looking for".

Could it be because Ron Paul sounds more like a Progressive candidate, or better yet, a candidate cut from the founders cloth...A LIBERAL!!! 

Use the this link and click the before and after results to see for yourself.

Could it be that we need to get the corporate money out of political system and our elections and stop the buying of advertising time so as to tell us what we think?. 

We need to have public funding of our elections so "We The People" choose our government based on what WE want, and not what "We The Corporations"want, as demonstrated by this article.

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05-07-07 Had enough? Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course."

Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies. Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?

I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have.

My friends tell me to calm down. They say, "Lee, you're eighty-two years old. Leave the rage to the young people." I'd love to -- as soon as I can pry them away from their iPods for five seconds and get them to pay attention. I'm going to speak up because it's my patriotic duty. I think people will listen to me. They say I have a reputation as a straight shooter. So I'll tell you how I see it, and it's not pretty, but at least it's real. I'm hoping to strike a nerve in those young folks who say they don't vote because they don't trust politicians to represent their interests. Hey, America, wake up. These guys work for us.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS, ANYWAY?

Why are we in this mess? How did we end up with this crowd in Washington? Well, we voted for them -- or at least some of us did. But I'll tell you what we didn't do. We didn't agree to suspend the Constitution. We didn't agree to stop asking questions or demanding answers. Some of us are sick and tired of people who call free speech treason. Where I come from that's a dictatorship, not a democracy.    Lee Iacocca

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05-06-07 One last item on the Republican debate Click on this link  and you will find the before and after results of a online polling from MSNBC that show the candidates standing before and after the debate. The only candidate that gained any ground it the candidates that sounded like a progressive Democrat... Ron Paul, one of the few Republicans who voted against the war. As I said before be wary of Republicans that sound like Democrats around election time because they only want your vote, and if you don't believe me just look at their voting record for the real truth and see that what they voted for doesn't match the verbal rhetoric.

This the the link to the results of the online poll for the Democratic party debate results.

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05-04-07  Some Thoughts on the Republican Debates.

Huckabee…”We are facing a rising threat from China and Iran…” Well it was you Republicans who sent almost all our Manufacturing jobs to China that gave them the money to become a threat. So therefore you the Republican Party are the Threat to America with your Pro Corporate policies.

Suddenly everyone needs to be closer to God at election time. It’s not faith that’s important; it’s our belief in human treatment of other human beings. A strong or over zealot belief in faith can lead a politician to make decisions for a select few in their belief system, rather than what is best for everyone no matter what their faith. Because an atheist does not believe in a supreme benign, does not mean that they do not believe in the human treatment of fellow human beings, rather than the religions belief is, if they intentional or unintentionally screw up and kill people you, only need to confess to another person who never at any time had a conversation with their God they can now have even more power then the deity they profess to speak for and they will now forgive you in Gods name.

The Republicans answer to the corruption in the Republican Party. “There is corruption in the Democrat Party with money in their freezer"... So let’s see that's 20 Republicans either indicted or already found guilty on charges of Perjury, Corruption, and bribery to the tune of Billions of dollars, which when pilled up it would create a small mountain that you can see it from Space! Thanks to the helping hand of Jack Abamoff,  which is still leading to further Republican scandals and arrests of even more Republicans. But so far the “Score is Republicans 20 Democrats 1… in this case the high score is the looser.

As to taxes we need to eliminate Capitol gains, we need a flat tax, the same old mantra that has created the massive disparages that now after 6 years of Republican tax polices that has shifted 90% of all the wealth in America to the top 1%.

McCain will appoint a Democrat to his cabinet, and he was not bashful about naming Joe Lieberman. News flash there McCain Joe Lieberman is an independent. Lieberman quit the Democratic Party last year when he lost the Democratic primary’s to become an Independent. Joe was then elected by a Republican Majority in Connecticut. Good choice their John… Joe is not even a DINO (Democrat in name only).

Now…NOW…NOW… NOW!!! The Republican Party after nearly 30 years of passing laws that have gutted our country of nearly all our middle class jobs now they think that it should be stopped. Pleas don’t become a doctor, because if I came to you with a hangnail at the age of 45, you would have to dig up my corps to treat me after I died of old age by the time you figured out what was wrong and decided to treat me.

When asked about the exact number of injured or killed in Iraq the Republican answer was, “3000 lost and several thousand injured… The exact number according to the DOD is 3,358 Killed and 25,090 wounded.

The answer to stop illegal immigrants from coming into America is for Americans to give up even more of your rights and privacy with a national ID card. What ever happened to needing a Social Security number when you went for a job? Well at least they did not blame us poor working slobs… you know that “doing the jobs that Americans won’t do” thing.

When asked about a pardon for Libby?  Libby is not guilty an anything but a bad memory, so he should be pardoned. This answer speaks volumes on it’s own.

McCain when asked about Supreme Court Judges…”Hillary will cause the Courts to turn shapely to the left, with activist judges”. What about the 2000 court that was mostly appointed by a Republican president, that performed the ultimate act of Activist Judges lead by Request, with a decision that went against every tenet of the American Judicial principals of “The needs of the many ought weigh the needs of the few”. Read the Judgment that stated “The counting of the votes will cause irreparable harm to George W. Bush”, what harm could that possibly be…? Oh that’s right a year later when all the votes were counted George LOST!!!

In closing, as I said before, now that these hacks have trashed the Republican Party and actually lived up to their promises of the Republican platform they are now trying to act like the Democratic platform, belongs to them.  

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05-03-07 The New Old Line Is Back...  What is it you ask?

It’s wait …I’m one of you, but you left me!

You see the other day I was listening to the radio and there was a conservative, who explained it this way,

“I use to be a Democrat, but the party moved so far to the lift that I found myself on the right”.

So what he’s saying is that you and everyone else became a Communist while he never changed.

It’s your fault that everything turned to shit, and not the Conservatives who have been running the country for 24 of the last 30 years.

It’s your fault that there is 20 million illegal immigrants in America, because they are doing the jobs that YOU don’t want to do.

It’s your fault that your job was shipped over seas because you wanted to get paid more than $1.00 a day.

It’s your fault that…

Why is that Conservatives and Republicans always say its YOUR FAULT, even when they are the ones making the laws and decisions!!!

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05-01-07 Last night on my way home the price of regular gas in my area was $3.08 a gallon. This morning when I went out it was now $3.26 a gallon. Now what caused this sudden spike? Bush did not invade Iran, Saudi Arabia was still best buds with the Bush Family, There was no major tanker disaster... So what gives? 

    Well it seems that George W. Bush decided to remove the restrictions on drilling for oil in environmentally sensitive areas, so what better way is there to drum up support is to go back to the tried and true bag of tricks and play the "Fear Card".

 You Jack up the price of gas and then shout out WE NEED MORE OIL, SO WE HAVE TO DRILL THE CARIBOU. 

    Why is it that whenever George is confronted with still another example of his screw-ups, rather than trying to figure out what he did wrong, and try to correct it, he just lives up to the text book definition of an insane person and does the same thing over again. 

    The price of oil is going up because there is only so much of it, and it's running out. Say George why not give out tax credit to average American tax payer for installing Solar panels on their homes. 

    After all George as you put it so many times in the past when you wanted to sell you tax cut packages, "IT'S OUR MONEY"!!! So why don't you GIVE OUR MONEY BACK TO US RATHER THAN SOME BIG CORPORATE OIL COMPANY!!!

one other item.

When George vetoed the spending bill and said that he was going to meet with a bipartisan group tomorrow, shall we take bets that Joe Lieberman will be there?

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04-19-07  Two More People to add to the Impeachment List, according to the Republican mantra of “They Lied”. In their hearings to be appointed to the Supreme Court both judges were asked very directly about overturning the laws regarding Abortion. Both responded that when reviewing any law they would respect stare decisis. Simply put it means that once a case was decided by a previous court and became settled law they would not look to overturn it.

 In a 5-4 decision Roberts and Alito voted to change the law, and in doing so lied to Congress, and the American people.

We need to add these two to the list or people to be impeached, before the damage inflicted on the American people By the Bush Administration continues long after George goes back to “cutting brush” in his retirement.

On a side note when George was asked what he thought about the decision.

George, the man who to date is responsible for the death of over 700,000 innocent civilians in his quest for black gold.

George, the man along with the Republican Party by their own omissions lied us into a war with Iraq, for first they conflated 911 and Iraq, but once the Killing started they then said "Iraq had nothing to do with 911". 

George, the man who has now killed over 3309 American solders on a pack of lies, with daily body counts sounding like the news reports of the 60's Vietnam death tolls.

George, who most assuredly has killed and will continue to kill thousand of Americans here at home by refusing to deal with a national health insurance plan…

 That same George said about the new law “The Supreme Court’s decision is an affirmation of the progress we have made over the past six years in protecting human dignity and upholding the sanctity of life. We will continue to work for the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law.”

As Randy Rhodes puts it "Love the Fetus Hate the child".

As I would put it ", Confuse the issues, Divide the nation, Plunder the Treasury"!  

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04-17-07  I just read an interesting article in the NY Times called For Illegal Immigrants, Housing Slump Takes Toll. What they talk about is illegal immigrants working in construction jobs at wages of $25.00 to $35.00 an hour.

Now just stop…take a deep breath... and listen very carefully.

Ready now…

Weren’t we being told by the Republican Party and George W. "Bust", that these illegal immigrants were “Doing the jobs the Americans won’t do”! You Know like picking lettuce, or “cor-r-rn”, as our “leader” likes to say.

Now if I’m not mistaken when I was a kid, a construction job was considered one of the best jobs you could get in America!

I wonder when Americans walked away from wanting a job that pays $25.00 to $35.00 an hour.

Another item in the article if you read between the lines is that the amount of unemployment related to the housing industry shows barely any change.

Now clear your head and ponder what that means…

Got it?

For those of you a little slower on the uptake what it means is this. The housing industry is one of the largest employment fields in the country, now you had a severe decline in the construction of new homes but yet the unemployment statistics show everything is just “hunky dory”. Now why is that?

Because that means that illegal aliens are taking almost all the jobs in the construction field that pay $25.00 to $35.00 an hour, and because they are illegal, they get paid off the books and they never show up as a worker in the first place! They were never there...even though you see them remember "These are not the droids you are looking for".

I find it ver-r-r-r-ey... ver-r-r-r-ey funny that Americans don’t want to work for $25.00 to $35.00 an hour…

DON'T YOU!!!

04/13/07   The Question now that a very large majority has now seen the great lie that was foisted on the American people by the Republican Party.

The question is will the American people as a whole will not vote a republican into power before we have the time to correct all the damage they have done, before they resume the assault on America on behalf of their large corporate donor base.

  They have systematically outsourced nearly all our manufacturing jobs, computer tech jobs, farming, and the jobs that they could not outsourced to another country, they have allowed illegal aliens to come into the country to work for lower wages hear at home in America. And not knowing who any of the 20 million illegal aliens are I am sure is doing wonders for our national security... But Lead by George W. Bush the and Republican Party, they continue to take away the rights of American Citizens telling us that it is for national security while ignoring 20 Million Illegal aliens, so that corporations can continue to make even larger profits.

 Did you ever wonder why if a corporation use to pay an American worker $15.00 an hour and charge you $15.00 for a “T” shirt made in America, and now that they have outsourced the job to someone that they now pay $1.00 a day, haven’t you wondered why the “T” shirt now cost $14.99. Where is all that money that the corporation are saving? Where is the countless hundreds of millions of dollars in profits they are making every year on foreign labor compared to American labor?

In the CEO’s pockets that’s where!

So how is this assault on the Americans way of life good for the average working family?  

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04-09-07   On the News Hour I just caught the end of an interview, the question the person was answering was about America’s favorability in the world. He answered that well we are not liked in Europe, and not in the Middle East, and not in the Americas. But however China loves us, but weather it is good or bad history will answer that in another 50 years.

  Well I don’t need 50years to answer that question.

Let’s see he said Europe, Arabic countries, the America’s do not like us or to be more specific this administration.

But what do they have in common?

Arabic countries don’t like us. The selling arms to Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, etc. probably has nothing to do with it. Maybe they don’t like us because they remember when we along with the British interfered in their countries politics for over 100 years. Maybe they remember that we supplied weapons to Iraq and Iran so that they could fight each other.

It most certainty has nothing to do with the destabilization in the region with all those weapons floating around as well. 

Then there is the tiny little matter that we attacked Iraq and are now planning to attack Iran.

Now as to the Americas maybe they still remember Iran Contra, or America’s war on drugs, in South America, that was just a strong-arm tactic to control the drug trade to make Iran Contra possible.

And as to Europe… Well they’re a group of Democratic countries.

Let me put it this way, it’s a pretty sad day when the other Democratic countries in the world are upset with this administration and the only friend we have is China…

China a Communist Country…

The same China that now has most of our jobs thanks in large part to the policies of this administration and the corporate greed that funds the Republican Party…

China likes us, well Whoop De Do, now that is saying something!

And what it’s saying, you don’t need 50 years to see that it is not good!

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04-03-07 Here's a historical prospective for you. Man as a whole has waged war against each other from our very beginning. From a time before Islam, or Christianity, or any religion, or belief system. Religion has only given man a curtain to hide the face of prejudice and greed behind.
 

There has been the rise of one Empire after another.  Each claiming the same mantel of justification, that "we must kill them before they kill us, for God is on our side". 

The reality... each Empire wanted the resources of the country they invaded. That is exactly what this is about, it's all about oil. It's about those who will control it. It's about people on both sides lying to everyone so that the masses can be convinced to hate the other side.


 
Why is it small children of all race and religions play together and get along? Can it be because they do not know the meaning of religion, money, or power?
  If you feel so strongly against the Islamic people then why is it, there was no outrage when this president was committing the lives of Americans to bring, freedom and Democracy to Iraq, which the last time I looked that country was mostly Islamic.


  So which is it save them or bomb them, you can't have it both ways, because once you bomb them there is no one left to save!


   Maybe when we stop allowing a handful of people from using hate and fear and the power of a military to plunder the wealth of other countries, so it can be taken by the few, maybe perhaps then there will be peace.
  Until then it seems that it is up to the few to try to bring reason and peace to the many.

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04-02-07 The next time you hear a news reporter or better yet a politician say something along the lines that "we need to develop a more competitive work force". Remember that what they are really saying is that Americans need to work for lower wages. 

Think about it,... when you hear the phrase to describe a sale, "competitive prices", don't that means that the prices will be cheaper!

Now, doesn't mean that  you are expected to work for less money, or less benefits, or both,...  Maybe that's why there are over 20 million illegal aliens in our country. If you can't bring the job to the other country's to do, then I guess that the corporate world decided to bring the other countries work force here to America, along with their lower wages. Not only for them but for all of us as well. After all "we need to develop a more competitive Cheaper wage work force". 

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03-29-07 The Bush Administration is a perfect example of what happens in a democracy when it's citizens abdicate their responsibilities to a government that was founded "By the people, and for the people". 

We have  allowed the robber barons to sack our democratic ideals and replace them with capitalism which is a monetary system that sees only profit as it's reason to exist, at the exclusion of everything else, including people.

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03-17-07  Two things that when remembered need to be remembered together.

First, about Walter Read and the deplorable conditions that exist there.

Second, that Walter Read and other services to the VA were outsourced to private corporations.

Now my take on the news reporting that Dan Quail sit on board of directors was not used as a slur against the Republican Party or Dan Quail, it was said so that you smack your head and go well no wonder why it’s so bad, look who is running the show. After all Dan Quail was the original Politician who paved the way for George W. Bush, you know the “C” student that lives up to our low expectations.

I think that it was said so that you dismiss the real reason of the problem, which namely is the fact that a private corporation is running the show and the bottom line is profit, not responsibility to the veterans, the people that they serve.

We need to change the laws back that controls how corporations are run.

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03-15-07 More common Sense From The Radical Middle

We Must Take This Band Of Thieves Lead By George W. Bush And Put Them On Trial, For Their Crimes Against The World, And The American People. Then once convicted, they should be held accountable for the maxim extent of the law, with no leniency.

After all are they not the ultimate role model?

If we can imprison someone for using pot, which is a victimless crime, or Lock some one up who steals a buck from a single individual, then why not those who created a nation that now is the largest supplier of Heroin on the planet! Someone who has now stolen Hundreds of Billions of dollars from We the people of America to fund a corporate war for oil, and power. Someone who uses the Money of We the people like a private piggy bank to pay off their friends, and in the process are now responsible for the death of millions of people, through war and through medical funding cuts and cuts in programs, like the VA, food stamps, housing, and research.

If we do not hold them accountable then we cannot hold anyone accountable in America ever again for committing any variation of a lesser crime in this country.  

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"May I Forever Stand At The Forefront Of Liberality"    George Washington

"America Is Great, Because She Is Good, And If America  Ever Ceases To Be Good, Then America Will Cease To Be Great."    Alexis de Toqueville - 1832

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If Montana and Virginia hold and go to the Democrats then the "Rabble" will have the Senate and the House.

Have Spoken

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10-25-06 Now Is The Time That You Will Here Lots of Promises and Lies. Use This Link to see just how the incumbent candidates running for office have voted, and see if their talk matches their actions.

http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm 

If the past actions don't match what they are now promising you, don't expect them to change after the election.

Here Is A Piece I Wrote Almost 1 Year Ago That I Think Should Be Read Again Click Here

9-28-06 The Death Of The 4th 6th And 8th Amendments of the Constructions.

On the question A bill to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes.

Democrats saying Aye:
Tom Carper (Del.)
Tim Johnson (S.D.)
Mary Landrieu (La.)
Frank Lautenberg (N.J.)
Bob Menendez (N.J)
Bill Nelson (Fla.)
Ben Nelson (Neb.)
Pryor (Ark.)
Jay Rockefeller (W. Va.)
Ken Salazar (Co.)
Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)
Joe Lieberman (Conn.)

History Will Remember This Day and Humanity Will Not Absolve You.

The Senators that remembered their oath of Office when that they swore to upon entering Congress to:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Chafee (R-RI)
Clinton (D-NY)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dayton (D-MN)

Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Leahy (D-VT)

Levin (D-MI)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Wyden (D-OR)

Link To Full Roll Call Click Here

To Read The Bill Click Here

SEC. 6. HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS.

 

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Letters 

Hi,

Heard you on Air America tonight and went straight to the website - GREAT!! Keep up the necessary work of educating the public whether they like it or not.

I do have one small criticism, though. I hope this doesn't come across as picky and trivial, but the spelling and punctuation on the site leave something to be desired. Just two examples: "break" as in "break apart" is not spelled "brake" as in "stop"; and "liars" as in "republicans" is not spelled "lyres" as in "stringed instruments."
Besides that, there are a number of misplaced commas and capitals.

That's all. I have some extra time on my hands these days (is it obvious?) and would be happy to do some proofreading if you'd like.

Jeff
San Diego

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Your about as big a joke as cindy is. She's lost a credibility because of the left playing her like a pawn. Her cause went out the door as soon as the liberal media, mike moore and other left wingers got involved. Her son died, everyone is sorry for that but he joined the service, he wasn't drafted. If I was him I would be turning over in my grave right now. Support a real cause will you.
 
Get a life,
 
Jared in OH
 
PS
I'm or should say was a dem up until this crap.

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Hey you worthless liberal hick scum. GET A CLUE AMERICA WE NEVER STAND WITH YOU!!!  I say we have a war in America booting out liberal scum that cannot think on their own. FACTS over FEELINGS and liberal scum never wants to see the facts.

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Hi Bill...Just wanted to let you know that I watched your clip. Thought it was excellent. Also watched the other clips on the site. What 2000 looks like and Tom Ryan clip. When are you doing another? Site looks real good and the info is great.

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Good stuff at your site, William -- I've bookmarked it and will look for more that you post at Thom's site, too.

http://kateannenyc.blogspot.com/ 

From Her Blog

Sunday, October 22, 2006

It's Our Money, Indeed

We the People have to insist on our rights, including how we want our tax dollars spent. I jumped over to William A. Peary's FoundingFreedoms.com site, off of a Thom Hartmann message board, to find this idea expressed in an excellent article, "It's Our Money" [click on Title Link], written back in February but still current. If this isn't going to be a fascist country, of by and for corporations, then We the People have to stand up and take back our rights. I mean, otherwise, why do we have a government? To go to war and waste money on killing people? Hey, that is not how I want my taxes used. As Peary intimated, we have to use for better purpose the phrase, "It's our money!" and insist that the government spend money on helping people (healing) rather than hurting people (which only sows seeds to more enmity). William Peary has some other good essays and information, too. Check out the his site at FoundingFreedoms.com.

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

Link To Page With This Piece http://kateannenyc.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html 

Link To Article That Prompted this Letter and Blog response   It's Our Money

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A History Lesson On Iran-Contra and The Bush Family Ongoing Mugging Of America

03-20-06 Still More Funny Business With Brand New Diebold Voting Machines Out Of Utah Click Here

03-19-06 What Does Iran Contra Have To Do With How The Bush Family Has Robbed America?

An Interview on May 15 2003, with Al Martin author of The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider

Click Here (6.1MB)

Some Sound Clips To Give You The Facts To Use In The "Water Cooler Wars" 

03-12-06  Brief Historical Facts On The Start Of America Sound Clip by Thom Hartmann

High Quality Click Here (3.3MB)                   Low Quality Click Here (1.66MB)

03-12-06 The Vision Of Our Founders as Presented Sound Clip by Thom Hartmann

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03-02-06 An Exert From Thom Hartmann's Peace Published on Common Dreams It's A List Of How Much Of America That Has Already Been Sold Off To Pay For The Insane Economic Policies That Started With Reagan, Than Bush, Than Clinton With The Signing Of NAFTA, Than Bush.

Foreign companies are buying up our water systems, our power generating systems, our mines, and our few remaining factories. All because "flat world" so-called "free trade" policies have turned us from a nation of wealthy producers into a nation of indebted consumers, leaving the world awash in dollars that are most easily used to buy off big chunks of America. As www.economyincrisis.com notes, US Government statistics indicate the following percentages of foreign ownership of American industry:

· Sound recording industries - 97%
· Commodity contracts dealing and brokerage - 79%
· Motion picture and sound recording industries - 75%
· Metal ore mining - 65%
· Motion picture and video industries - 64%
· Wineries and distilleries - 64%
· Database, directory, and other publishers - 63%
· Book publishers - 63%
· Cement, concrete, lime, and gypsum product - 62%
· Engine, turbine and power transmission equipment - 57%
· Rubber product - 53%
· Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing - 53%
· Plastics and rubber products manufacturing - 52%
· Plastics product - 51%
· Other insurance related activities - 51%
· Boiler, tank, and shipping container - 50%
· Glass and glass product - 48%
· Coal mining - 48%
· Sugar and confectionery product - 48%
· Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying - 47%
· Advertising and related services - 41%
· Pharmaceutical and medicine - 40%
· Clay, refractory, and other nonmetallic mineral products - 40%
· Securities brokerage - 38%
· Other general purpose machinery - 37%
· Audio and video equipment mfg and reproducing magnetic and optical media - 36%
· Support activities for mining - 36%
· Soap, cleaning compound, and toilet preparation - 32%
· Chemical manufacturing - 30%
· Industrial machinery - 30%
· Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities - 30%
· Other food - 29%
· Motor vehicles and parts - 29%
· Machinery manufacturing - 28%
· Other electrical equipment and component - 28%
· Securities and commodity exchanges and other financial investment activities - 27%
· Architectural, engineering, and related services - 26%
· Credit card issuing and other consumer credit - 26%
· Petroleum refineries (including integrated) - 25%
· Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments - 25%
· Petroleum and coal products manufacturing - 25%
· Transportation equipment manufacturing - 25%
· Commercial and service industry machinery - 25%
· Basic chemical - 24%
· Investment banking and securities dealing - 24%
· Semiconductor and other electronic component - 23%
· Paint, coating, and adhesive - 22%
· Printing and related support activities - 21%
· Chemical product and preparation - 20%
· Iron, steel mills, and steel products - 20%
· Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery - 20%
· Publishing industries - 20%
· Medical equipment and supplies - 20%

Thus it shouldn't surprise us that the cons have sold off our ports as well, and will defend it to the bitter end. They truly believe that a "New World Order" with multinational corporations in charge instead of sovereign governments will be the answer to the problem of world instability. And therefore they must do away with quaint things like unions, a healthy middle class, and, ultimately, democracy.

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Pretzel Logic

By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

Published 04-22-07  

    Bush said that he wants a guest worker program because it would be easer than rounding up illegal aliens and deporting them.

Where do I even begin with that pretzel logic?

Let’s just list them rather than try to list them in any kind of order.

As to this administrations belief that to protect Americans from terrorists they need to take away our rights, but we can just ignore the estimated 20 million people from other countries that are here illegally. People that we know nothing about and are not beholding to any American laws.

The idea just continues to lower wages here at home for every kind of job that employs them and with an estimated 20 million people that's an awful lot of jobs affected.

Did I mention that they are breaking several laws just being here, and their employers as well!

Now let’s just apply that logic to another crime, like say one that we spend Over 1 BILLION dollars a year on. So much time and resources on that we arrest someone every 41 seconds for.

We are arresting people for pot, a victimless crime. Pot that is the only Drug that can stop the advancement of Alzheimer's… Pot the original Prozac… Pot the drug that helps cancer patients, aids patients, Parkinson patients and people who suffer from chronic pain. 

We won’t even talk about the fact that hemp (which by the way won’t get you high, but is lumped together with pot, and considered by law to be as dangerous as heroin). Hemp can yield more useable paper products per acre that an acre of trees and at a much faster rate, in fact the constitution is written on hemp paper. Hemp can produce more useable ethanol than corn or other organic crops, per acre. Hemp... a more durable fiber product than cotton and the list goes on and on.

Maybe it’s still illegal because of the drug companies, the logging companies, the oil companies, and others. After all if you put a Prozac pill in the ground and water it you get…nothing. However if you plant a pot seed in the ground you get more pot. Good reason why drug companies want to stop it. 

So why don’t we just create a guest pot consumer program and stop arresting people who use pot and hemp, in any form, and no matter what you have heard Pot has never caused the death of even one person, except for maybe when a rope was made of hemp and you hang someone.

Say, I'll bet that we could use some of the idle police time to go after those illegal aliens! With that kind of arrest record of every 41 seconds, there would be no illegal aliens here in no time at all... or at least 26 years at the rate of 1 arrest every 41 seconds, which does not include any new people coming into the country.

Let's do something simple, like enforcing the immigration laws in existence. Let's go after the employers hiring the illegal aliens and the politicians who want to build hiring halls with public money so the illegal aliens can have a place to go and get a job for the day. 

I'm for building the halls, BUT ONLY If the hiring halls are staffed with the I N S, and the first real clue as to the persons immigration status is when they need an interpreter, because one of the requirements of citizenship is a working knowledge of the English language.

By:  William A. Peary   04-22-07

Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com  

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You Can’t Spend History…So George W. Don’t Care

By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

Published 11-13-06

It’s difficult not to say anything without seeming like I’m just pilling on to the stunning rebuke of this administrations policy by “the rabble, as John Adman’s like to call the middle class.

            So many pundits and George W. Bush himself talk about how history will view his presidency.

            Well November 7th 2006 officially marked the death of any favorable remembrance at all, of his legacy, in history.

While a fair number of Americans were lead blindly to the edge of the abyss, with corporate rule and Fascism waiting at the bottom of the pit... Waiting to engulf America... When finally… at the very edge of the abyss, with rivulets of freedom and individual rights trickling into the crevasse, from under the feet of millions of Americans… America finally awoke from its long hypnotic trance. A trance induced by lies and threats of fear, and unspeakable hideous acts of evil, to be thrust upon America if we "make the wrong choice".

Finally either the lies became too big, or the fear became all too real... and that fear was finally seeing that you... you Mr. president are what we needed to be afraid of. You and all your cronies, and not the terrorist, were taking away everything that made us Americans.

You and your Republican Party were spending America into a 9 trillion dollar Abyss, and that does not even include the 400,000 Billion for the cost of the war so far, not the cost to rebuild the military, or the future cost to care for the estimated 25,000 wounded veterans returning home from your war of choice.

You and your Republican Party was condemning our sons and daughters and parents to die in a war that made the likes of you and your elk rich from the profits of war and oil.

You and your Republican Party made it all too easy for nearly every major corporation to shut its doors in America and send good paying American jobs over seas.

You and your Republican Party seen that none of your war profiteering friends would have to pay the cost, so you shifted the burden to the average American worker, while lying to their face and telling them you were giving them a tax cut, while, knowing that the state and local government would now have to raise their taxes many more times than the pitons you gave them in your so called tax cut.

Well Mr. President on November 7th 2006 Americas collectively and abruptly stopped and turned back from that abyss, you were leading them into. Americans realizing that “stay the course” was not an option.

Americans Decided, They Were "The Deciders"... not you.

The tragedy is that in Reality George W. Bush does not care what history will say, for history is for the “rabble”.

What George cares about is how a hand full of people will remember him. To them George is a hero to be idolized.

Who are the people you might ask? They are in the 1% that 719,910 households in America with an average income of $326,000. They had 19.8% of the nations total per tax income.  And 129,000 households that is the elite 1/10th of 1% of the American population that had an increase of 10% of there total income from 2004 to 2006. While everyone else saw only a 1.6% increase. In round numbers, $326,000 income increased by nearly $33,000. And the average working family making $40,000 got $640 before inflation.

That top 1%, are the ones that Gorge W. Bush and the Republican Party took out a credit card in the name of America, which is you and I and began charging 9 trillion dollars. Gorge W. Bush and the Republican Party mortgaged America so they could be the big man on campus with the unlimited bucks buying everything that they wanted for themselves and their friends.

Not for a Health care system for all Americans. Not to put in education. Not to fully fund the VA. Not to insure that our troops have proper body armor or armored vehicles, no not for one program that Americans wanted.

Gorge W. Bush and the Republican Party went on a spending spree to benefit that 1% of the population.

That’s a debt that will have to be paid, by not only us, but our children and grandchildren. They have made our children into indentured servants, to pay for their good time.

Mr. Bush does not care how history will speak of him, the only thing that matter to him is that is what that 1% think.

That 1/10th of 1% that consider money the only history that maters and now that they have even more than before, they even have your money as well as the future earnings of your children’s money.

That is all that counts to George W. Bush, for history is for the “Rabble” and you can’t spend history.

By:  William A. Peary   11-13-06

Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

 

 


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