Argentina in the ’70s:

February 10, 2010

*Here are a couple paragraphs about what was going on in Argentina in the ’70s:*

Anyone suspected of favoring these groups (revolutionaries against the gov) or their ideas was subject to arbitrary arrest. All cultural life was now subjected to strict censorship. The government took control of all labor unions. People were kidnapped on the streets and never seen again. The prisons overflowed with political prisoners and torture was common. There were no trials or pretense of legal process. An estimated 11,000 Argentines disappeared between 1976 and 1982, called *los desaparecidos* or “the disappeared.” More than 30,000 people died during this period, many in Argentine concentration camps modeled after the Nazi camps. At the height of the horror, only the mothers and grandmothers of the disappeared had the courage to stand up to the government. Every Thursday, they began assembling in the Plaza de Mayo in front of the Presidential Palace, demanding information on their missing children. Conditions in the prisons were unfathomable. Prisoners were not allowed to lie down on their cots during the day, and the strain of this sometimes caused paralysis or atrophy of the legs. They were allowed no contact with family or friends, and most prisoners were afraid to write to loved ones, for fear they too would be targeted. Almost all letters were seized by the censors. The prisons would play sad songs by Julio Iglesias to deepen prisoners’ depression (no kidding). Prison guards would stage fake escapes and executions with mannequins to scare the prisoners. When a prisoner was moved out of his cell, he had to keep his eyes straight ahead; one glance over his shoulder meant loss of all privileges and possible torture. Newspapers and radios were banned insider the prison. Only books written before the French Revolution were in prison libraries.

Prisoners were experimented on with tranquilizer darts, were tortured with cattle prods, had the soles of their feet beaten with batons, had metal buckets placed on their heads and then the buckets hammered, had electrical wires applied to breasts, vaginas, anuses, penises, tongues, and other body parts. In some cases, prisoners’ bellies were slit open and they were dropped in a river as “fish food.” Some were thrown out of airplanes fully conscious. The length of sentences was completely arbitrary and had nothing to do with the “crime” committed, and at the end of the prison term, the prisoner or his family had to pay the state back for the cost of his imprisonment or he would not be released.

*And here is what was declassified in 2003 about America’s opinions of what the Argentine Gov was doing:* In 2003, the *Miami Herald* published proof that America and the Ford administration had approved of this brutal military regime. According to a recently declassified U.S. government document, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told the Argentine foreign minister in 1976, at the height of the Dirty War, that America supported the Argentine government. The transcript of the meeting between Kissinger and Argentine Navy Admiral César Augusto Guzzetti in New York is the first documentary evidence that the Ford administration approved of the junta’s harsh tactics. “Look, our basic attitude is that we would like you to succeed,” Kissinger reassured Guzzetti in the seven-page transcript, marked *SECRET*. “I have an old-fashioned view that friends ought to be supported. What is not understood in the United States is that you have a civil war. We read about human rights problems but not the context. The quicker you succeed, the better.” The Argentine military regime was delighted.

A friend asked me what I thought of the SOTU Address… here is what I sent him:

-first response

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False Recovery:

If you walk into a building and there is a crack on the wall, it’s responsible to patch it up.  Government (Bush, Obama, everyone for the last 40 years) has not fixted the crack in our economy, rather they put some paint on it.  Unfortunately the people won’t wake up to this until our dollar collapses and our economy bubble bursts again.  That is what Keynesian economics does, and that is what we have had in America for at least 4 decades.  We are just printing money, utilizing deficit financing, and we’re not allowing the market to adjust.  We’re not allowing the debt to liquidate which is what is supposed to happen in a correction.  Nobody in government want’s everything to fall apart on their watch, so they just patch things up enough to get to the next president.  It’s corrupt, and we ultimately pay the price.

Each job Obama said he created cost the taxpayers over $80K… for that kind of money he could have paid twice as many people to sit on their butts at home… then he could say he created TWICE as many jobs!  Even though they are jobs that we don’t need and are silly political games.

SOTU Fact Check: Obama Lies About Lobbyists
http://townhall.com/blog/g/6d127822-9bc5-4872-8648-dcadf09c6445

Obama won’t freeze budget:

I don’t like McCain, but HE proposed the budget freeze long ago… Obama is jumping on the bandwagon?

Obama lies about taxes:
Fact checks are being calculated as we speak so more will come on this.  However, when you inflate the currency like he and Bush did, you don’t have to tax.  You don’t take any money from the people… you just take it’s worth so it’s a tax you can hide.  No matter if he literally taxed more or not (which I am sure it will turn out that he did) he indirectly taxed us through evil inflation that is yet to catch up with us.

::BLOGS that I agree with on this topic::
http://maroonedinmarin.blogspot.com/2010/01/state-of-obamas-union-lies-arrogance-on.html
http://news-political.com/2010/01/28/what-was-your-favorite-lie-from-the-state-of-the-union-address/

…other than tha the just told the same lies he told to get elected.  I’ll bring the troops home, I’ll cut taxes, I’ll do health care reform (presumably not making it worse), etc.  He used it as a big PR move… didn’t tell the truth.  Funny that he is now ready to Drill (a conservative idea that he was opposed to at first) go necular (a conservative idea that he was opposed to at first)… there were a few more things that I’m sure the partisin (D)’s will love to hear that they only now like because he is saying it.  No loyalty to truth or what thing is best… just whatever the puppet president says.  The republicans did this with Bush too.  It’s amazing how partisin politics play the people like a flute.  It’s like nobody things for themselves.  McCain says freeze the budget, republicans say YES and democrats say NO.  Then Obama says freeze the budget… republicans say NO and democrats say YES.  Bunch of cowards is what everyone is.

You want to hear the real news?  Download and listen to this on your way to work:

-first response

This is a very important step back toward economic liberty.  More than half of the congress has co-sponsored the bill (including 80 democrats – so truly bi-partisan) and it asks for one simple thing.  Transparency.  After all, it’s our money, and our government… shouldn’t we have a right to know where all of the money the fed prints out of thin air goes?  This clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUreWxKGOkY) seems to indicate not even they know where it goes!

Update – the hypocrisy – government promises transparency… but does not take opportunities to deliver on that promise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tRQHsXujpo

More information on auditing the Fed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx-UYvtSqeI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGAQIJWUJVU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpbW64vRrMc

Update – Freedom Watch – Judge Andrew Napolitano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGAQIJWUJVU – the Fed’s response (besides hiring the Enron lobbyist)

Congressional report admits economic collapse was government’s fault:

http://americaswatchtower.com/2009/07/09/congressional-report-blames-the-governement-for-the-mortgage-crisis/

You can’t fairly blame the free market anymore – after all we have not had a true free market in this country for decades.  You can try to blame lack of regulators, but some of the big organizations that they say need regulation had literally hundreds of regulators already… and the answer can’t possibly be to give the federal reserve the power to regulate the banks.  Did you know the federal reserve is a private organization?  It’s a bank… for the banks.  Giving it the power to regulate – isn’t that like allowing banks to regulate themselves?  Actually reading the plan, one learns that many of the ‘regulations’ become optional anyway (so it’s a big bank regulating (in many ways) itself… but only if it wants to).  You can read the entire plan here: http://thehill.com/images/stories/news/2009/june/white%20paper.pdf – and a critique of it here: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=20147

If I’m wrong about any of this I’d love to hear about it so I can continue the learning process.  If you agree, contact your government here – https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml and tell them to support HR 1207 and government transparency.  Also, feel free naturally to forward this to others if you want.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!  I wish the best to you.

I received this as a chain letter email – Here’s a copy of the recent Pravda article about the disappearance of American capitalism. This is a Russian newspaper writing about what seems obvious to most of the world; yet, this country seems to be blindsided to it. The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian State Newspaper) defies description. – Bob Akins

Why so socialist?

Why so socialist?

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America .

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America ‘s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK ‘s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.
The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin© 1999-2009. WWW.PRAVDA.Ru. When reproducing our materials in whole or in part, hyperlink to PRAVDA.Ru should be made.

Snopes says: The item referenced above is indeed taken from the text of an editorial entitled “American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper” by Stanislav Mishin, which was published by the Russian-language news site on 27 April 2009.

 

 

To read article from Pravda’s English news site, use this link: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/107459-0/

Here’s a copy of the recent Pravda article about the disappearance of American capitalism. This is a Russian newspaper writing about what seems obvious to most of the world; yet, this country seems to be blindsided to it. The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian State Newspaper) defies description.

Now 100 years later, people are waking up to the fact that the “Federal Reserve Act” was just a power grab that the big banks and our own government conspired against us on.

Now, the health insurance and pharmacy companies are about to work with the U.S. government again to steal another 17% of the U.S. economy in a very obvious power grab.  They will tell us it is to ‘help people’ and it’s for the ‘greater good’ but in actuality it is another way to tax and regulate us, and force us into giving our money to private interests as well.

Only 38% favor the health care takeover but rest assured, it will pass.  The government does not care what the people want, it only cares what it’s financiers want especially if it gets to accumulate more power along the way.

Worst of all, after this bill passes and after the republicans have more control in Washington D.C. again, they will not try to turn things around.  They will not get rid of the socialized health care, just like Obama did not get rid of our wars.  Fact is Republicans and Democrats are both  bought and paid for by the same special interests and the American people are too busy watching football and American idol to notice that they are being robbed left and right.  American politics are like a Don King fight – both fighters are under the same owner.

Enjoy the email below and please research the bill for yourself.  After researching the bill, your support for it will vanish as well.

-first response

p.s. remember to study http://www.operationhealthfreedom.com/

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From: Michael Connelly – Retired attorney, Constitutional Law
Instructor, Carrollton, Texas

Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House
Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it
with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law.
I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being
discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than
what I had heard or expected.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its
implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media
are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care,
particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are
involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion
services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of
the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of
business and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions
about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal
bureaucrats and most of them will not be health care professionals.
Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of
necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In
fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of
providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient
cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of
government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated. If this
law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of
the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power
between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S.
Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama
Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives
of the American people and the businesses they own. The irony is
that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of
those areas to begin with. I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S.
Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress
to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access by the appointees of the
Obama administration of all of your personal healthcare information,
your personal financial information, and the information of your
employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a direct violation of
the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution
protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also
forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into
oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance or if you have private
insurance that is not deemed “acceptable” to the “Health Choices
Administrator” appointed by Obama there will be a tax imposed on you.
It is called a “tax” instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid
application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment.
However, that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law
that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is
definitely depriving someone of property without the “due process of
law.

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so
much out the original ten in the Bill of Rights that are effectively
nullified by this law. It doesn’t stop there though. The 9th Amendment
that provides: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights,
shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the
people;” The 10th Amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States,
are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Under the
provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people
nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many
areas that once were theirs to control.

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you
get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power
and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members
of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation” to
support the Constitution. If I was a member of Congress I would not be
able to vote for this legislation or anything like it without feeling I
was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway
I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat I suggest they
consult the source. Here is a link to the Constitution:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

And another to the Bill of Rights:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcripthtml

There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly
Retired attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton, Texas

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain
the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
— Patrick Henry

An email that I received, that you all should also read and react to.

-fr

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October 15, 2009

Dear Patriot:

Please take your time and read this email carefully.  Because if a bill quietly sneaking its way through Congress passes, an email like this could be the last non-government message to ever hit your inbox.  In fact, someday you may even find yourself unable to log in to your email in the first place! I know what you’re thinking: Maybe this is just another Internet hoax.

I wish it were.

But Barack Obama and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) want to make this nightmare a reality.  That’s why Rockefeller recently introduced S. 773, “The Cybersecurity Act of 2009.”  Initial cosponsors include Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

You see, Barack Obama is seeking sweeping new powers to “shut down” all private internet in the event of a “cybersecurity emergency” — a vague term that the President can define at his discretion. And Rockefeller’s bill gives Barack Obama just what he wants.  That’s why this expansive new power grab should really be called “The Internet Takeover Bill.”

As you know, the Internet has developed into an independent sphere where 1st Amendment Rights can still be (fairly) freely exercised.  It’s also become an important outlet for liberty-minded speech, cutting around the Obama-worship and corporate censorship of the mainstream media.  And we’ve already seen the Obama Administration’s reaction to any online speech they deem “fishy.”

In July, the Administration called upon Americans to report their friends’ and neighbors’ emails to help Barack Obama silence the “disinformation” about the Obamacare bills in Congress.  Well, now Barack Obama wants to cut out the middle man.

If the Internet Takeover Bill passes, Barack Obama can silence his dissenters directly — by ordering a shutdown of all Americans’ access to the Internet.  That’s right.  Under this bill Barack Obama can order all non-government U.S. networks to shut down access to the Internet. But that’s not all.

Even outside of periods of White House-declared “emergency,” this bill mandates that private-sector networks only be managed by government-licensed “cybersecurity professionals.”  If you think dealing with your office IT department is bad now, just wait until they’re federally-licensed bureaucrats.  And God forbid you like to visit websites that spread “fishy disinformation” like freemarket healthcare solutions:  Passing socialized medicine could soon become enough of an “emergency” for Barack Obama to shut them down.

You know, for the public good.

Well, I know I like writing to you, and I hope you like hearing from me.  Or if not me, at least you probably like staying in touch with your family and friends, and having access to uncensored news and current events.  And that’s why I hope you’ll help Campaign for Liberty stop the Internet Takeover Bill by signing our Internet User’s Mandate to Congress.  Today, legislation like this — built on the same statist principles as the infamous Patriot Act — has to sneak through Congress quietly.

They know Americans are no longer willing to swallow this “for our own good” swill.  And it’s especially critical that Campaign for Liberty and other fellow R3volutionaries fight this power grab.  Can you imagine how easily those in power could fabricate an “emergency” on a big money bomb day for a strong liberty candidate threatening the establishment?  Or how about message boards vital to planning and freedom rallies and protests of socialized medicine?

With “right-wing extremists” freely and visibly exercising their 2nd Amendment rights at such events, no doubt the White House could declare an “emergency” and shut down all online planning.  I don’t want to see good politicians lose potential millions or demonstrations of liberty extinguished.  I hope you don’t either.  That’s why I hope you’ll sign your Internet User’s Mandate and make a donation right now to Campaign for Liberty to make sure that never happens.  We’re going to fight this bill hard, because it’s clear that the Internet is the next frontier for liberty politics, and Campaign for Liberty is right on the forefront.

So please click here to sign your Internet User’s Mandate to Congress in opposition to Barack Obama’s Internet Takeover and Shutdown Bill.

And in addition to signing your mandate, please make a generous contribution of $250, $100 or $50 so we can fight this Internet takeover.  We need to fight to make sure Barack Obama doesn’t disconnect your computer, shut down your favorite websites, or block your email. And frankly, with Audit the Fed, Cap and Tax and socialized healthcare debates, Campaign for Liberty is stretched pretty thin.  And unlike the government, we don’t print, borrow or take money by force (taxes).  Our only revenue comes from voluntary contributions from liberty activists like you.

We need you to stay educated and active.

We’ve put too much time into building our pro-liberty online networks, websites and email lists.  We simply cannot afford to give Barack Obama the power to dismantle all that at the drop of a hat.

So please, click here to sign your Internet User’s Mandate, and if you can, make a contribution of $250, $100 or $50 or whatever you want to Campaign for Liberty to stop this power grab…

…to defend our rights…

…and most importantly, to protect this movement.

I trust you’ll join this fight to protect all the progress we’ve made.

In Liberty,

John Tate
President

P.S. The Internet Takeover Bill (S. 773) is threatening to “unplug” private networks from the Internet on the order of the President and dismantle the online army we’ve worked so hard to build.

Ron Paul’s Predictions that have come true:

Economic collapse was predicted lightly in the 1983 and spot on in 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCJYxUnCuw – 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRek-0vjMtA – 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVpr3zIr8E – 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXJWzuIdqIg

Foreign Policy including terrorist attacks on U.S. Soil (9-11)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5lcF-_WEAc – 1998
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf87kpYO1Ls (Iraq)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSaSTvVxuZ0 (Iraq)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya6JfFK_lYQ (Georgia Conflict)

Other predictions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8I_y_Veu1k

Incomplete list of Broken Promises or Lies from Obama:

I will have transparency (generals must sign secrecy Oath, wishes to give secretive Federal Reserve more power)
I will cut the deficit in half by doubling spending – http://www.theobamadebt.com/
I will change the Washington culture of corruption
I will have no earmarks in stimulus, (there are 9000 – http://bit.ly/4p9QFe)
I will demand human rights for China and Tibet
I will put legislation on Internet for all to read before votes – way broken
I will have honest advisers – (Czars, fake rent, tax fraud)
I will have my administration pay their fair share of taxes
I will eliminate rendition of terrorist combatants
I will bring charges against Bush admin (War crimes)
I will have new blood in admin. – way broken
I will apply windfall taxes on big oil companies
I will change US Foreign Policy.
I will change the defense department. (Keeps Gates)
I will close Guantanamo (maybe… and will open new secret torture sites http://bit.ly/lQDJc)
I will sit down with dictators with no pre-conditions. (broken very early on)
I will stop waterboarding and CIA interrogation techniques (Breaking)
I will get US troops out of Iraq in 16 month. (there are more under BHO http://bit.ly/pOtCS)
I will change Washington with new faces
I will not hire lobbyists, hires lobbyist Daschle (he’s out but here are the others)
* Melody Barnes, lobbyist for American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
* William Corr, lobbyist for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,
* Patrick Gaspard, lobbyist for Service Employees International Union.
* David Hayes, lobby San Diego Gas & Electric.
* Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, lobbyist for bankrupt Global Crossing telecommications.
* Ron Klain, lobbyist for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
* William Lynn, lobbyist for Raytheon.
* Cecilia Munoz, lobbyist for National Council of La Raza
* Mark Patterson, lobbyist for Goldman Sachs.
* Mona Sutphen, lobbyist for Angliss International.
* Michael Strautmanis, lobbied for the American Association of Justice.
* Tom Vilsack, lobbyist for NEA.
And these are not all of them. Thanks for pointing out that he has nominated a huge number of lobbyists that he promised not to appoint.
I will eliminate Bush tax cuts
I will dump Patriot Act wire tapping – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qPBMIO4gAU
I will eliminate tax breaks for wealthy
(source: http://newsgnome.blogspot.com/2009/03/official-list-of-obamas-broken-promises.html)

Incomplete list of Broken Promises or Lies from Bush:

Iraq had no WMD – inspectors
No evidence Saddam had illegal stockpiles before war, US report finds.
Bush allies admit war blunders
Bush memos reveal thinking on torture
The panel investigating the Sept. 11 attacks further called into question one of President Bush’s rationales for the war with Iraq. (Panel Finds No Qaeda-Iraq Tie)
No Iraqi link to 9/11 – US report
US commission’s findings bluntly contradict White House claims.
Pentagon tries to ban first photos of coffins returning from Iraq
White House in 9/11 evidence row
Public inquiry demands to question Bush’s national security adviser.
Attack on Taliban planned ‘before 9/11’
Ombudsman forces PM to reveal secret meetings with lobbyists.
Focus: The UN spy scandal
Chief UN weapons inspector believes he was bugged.
Bush ‘wanted war in 2002’ THE GUARDIAN February 24, 2004
British spy op wrecked peace bid
Spying operation at UN scuppered last-ditch initiative to avert Iraq war.
Cheney oil firm accused of overcharging $61m in Iraq
US pays up for fatal Iraq blunders
Over 10,000 claims but families must waive rights.
Fury over MP’s 9/11 claims
President Bush is backing off his pledge to fight AIDS in Africa by saying the promised $3 billion in aid cannot be spent wisely.Engineering experts believe that the most likely use for the two mysterious trailers found in Iraq was to produce hydrogen for weather balloons.
(source – http://www.teach-online.de/dateien/hpp/Peter-Gloede/bush/lies.htm)

Why can’t we just be free?

September 5, 2009

The original concept of this post was going to be to do an “about Bush” section and an “about Obama” section and relating them to ‘we the people.’ I was going to write about Bush’s terrible patriot act and Obama’s failure to fix it (which was predictable). I was going to write about Bush’s bailouts and how Obama (predictably) did the same thing. I was going to write about how neither party is truly different from the other anymore – only in trivial issues. I was going to write about how both are bought and paid for and employed by the same wealthy parties and that nobody in our Government has been working for the American citizens since President John F. Kennedy.

I changed my mind however because that post was going to turn out to be incredibly long. I realized that if people truly want to know who owns their Government, the information is easily accessible. Just follow the money, and research the Federal Reserve Bank. It does not take even remote intelligence to realize that we are all being fleeced.

At first, I wanted to write about the Revolution and remind everyone why we broke free and created America. The thought of freedom – true freedom to do whatever it is that we want resonates in me very strongly. A quote I think of frequently is this “if we are only free to make good decisions, are we truly free?” I also think – if we are only free to spend two thirds of our paycheck, are we truly free? If our money is spent against our will for golden para-shoots for finance oligarchs, given as bribes or earmarks… are we truly free? If we can’t choose our schools or doctors are we truly free? If we are surveyed against our will as the Patriot Act allows, or if we can be secretly put on lists for our party affiliation are we truly free? This list could go on and on.

As you can see, writing about the fallacy of Bush, Obama, and Government could go on forever and be *almost as long, complicated, and confusing as our taxation code. Instead I just thought I’d post what I believe in, and invite readers to educate me – why are my beliefs impossible?

I believe in freedom – I believe individuals should be able to make whatever choices they want as long as those choices do not hurt another person legitimately.

I believe two consenting people should be free to marry regardless of what others think.
I don’t believe they require permission form anyone, especially the Government.
I believe non violent religion should be free to practice in any way they wish. I believe they can endorse or condemn whatever lifestyles they want no matter how others see it.

I believe people should be free to spend their money how they wish – heaven forbid if they don’t give any to charity. I pray to God we all would choose to – I know I would and do.
I believe (on average) one third of your paycheck required to the Government is far, far too much. However, if those who enjoy taxation wish to give 50% or 75% to the Government they should feel free to do so.
I believe only sales tax should be required. Income tax has only been recognized by the Supreme Court since 1913 (coincidentally the same year the Federal Reserve was created) which means that in our prime we operated without income tax and should still be able to do so.
I do not believe that people will realize that Government has destroyed everything it has touched (education, post office, medicare/cade, aamtrack, social security, the list goes on forever).
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I believe in my fellow men and women and do not think we need to be micro-managed.
I believe these two parties are tearing us apart. Part of me believes that this is by design. If we fight with one another, we won’t fight with ‘them.’
I believe elections work like a Don King fight where both parties are puppets of the same wealthy influences.
I believe if we all truly understood freedom – live and let live – we would all see how both parties oppose us in our pursuit of the American Dream. By definition “Government” is to Govern – unfortunately it is the opposite of living freely.

I believe that the country we created has turned into the country we tried to escape from and unless we ‘wake up’ it will continue down that path. Quick example: one of the primary reasons we created America was to escape the manipulative central bank of England which was committing economic crimes against the people, much like our Federal Reserve Bank does today.

Sadly, I don’t believe that anyone will read this or anything like this.
Even more depressing; I don’t believe anyone will even think these thoughts of true freedom.
I think people will watch football and American Idol and entertain themselves to death while their civil liberties and their freedom is stripped away from under them.

It’s been said that people do not truly want freedom, they just want to be well fed and entertained. I do not believe this is true, but I believe we are too entertained to know that what we do truly desire is freedom.

To anyone that made it to the end, thanks for letting me vent. If anyone can help me understand why the freedom to choose our own lives and paths won’t work please explain it to me.

-first response

I just saw the Obama Celebrity video that will mark an “unprecedented address to all public school students” on September 8.”  The text from the presumptions video is included below – unfortunately the actors and actresses who made these pledges are not indicated – I’m VERY proud to say that I don’t recognize many of them, and the ones I do recognize I’d struggle to remember their names.  Actually, I encourage everyone to NOT CARE and DON’T figure out who they are.  Politics are corrupt enough – the last thing we need to do is give them the power of the ‘popularity contest’ that modern entertainment (celebrity) is.  The best thing we can do is never learn another celebrity’s name again.  Let’s try to learn the names of honest politicians, sincere medical doctors, and hard working patriots.

Alas, here is the text (with my comments interjected)

I pledge to help end hunger in America by supporting feeding America, and our local food bank.
(feeding the hungry is always good – but I would not trust government food bank food)

I pledge to smile more.  To laugh more.  To love more.
(naturally all of this is fine)

I pledge to volunteer more of my time to help children battle serious illnesses
(so far all well and good… perhaps they are drawing us in for some shocking statements at the end?  Getting us to trust what they are saying?)

…with the art of (????)
(I don’t know what he is saying)

I pledge to be a great mother – to be a great father
(well and good)

to continue working with (?????) to make this world a better place for all of our children
(unise-wha?)

to be the voice for those that have no voice.
(cute)

I pledge to consider myself an American, not an African American.
(ok)

To always represent my country with pride, dignity, and honesty.
(as long as my party is in power.  As soon as someone is in that I don’t agree with, I’ll be the least supportive person in the universe)

I pledge to go to USA service dot org
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0xIhF1fXlQ)

and find a service project that I am passionate about.
(…or you can serve your community VIA other organizations)

I pledge allegiance to the funk to the united funk of funkadelika.
(Clearly Hollywood is known for it’s drug usage – you’d think this guy would have at least waited for the shoot to be over)

to never give anyone the finger when driving again
(…on small step, eh pops?)

to always find the humor in everything
(so far, almost all good things… not creepy yet… just obnoxious that Obama is pimping out celebrities.  What’s really depressing about that is that it will probably work.  People don’t think much for themselves anymore…)

to help find a cure for Alzheimer
(well, getting the mercury out of the vaccines would be a good start – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8kmifM6HU)

to care for America’s elderly
(apparently by killing them…? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd44XFG9GIAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-y6LRC82bs)

to make sure seniors have access to health care
(and by health care, we mean assisted suicide – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEK_GH7sgcc)

so that our next generations memories will not be forgotten
(seriously, we’ve all forgotten our history (why we fought the revolution) already – what’s the difference?)

to bring awareness to mental disease
(that statement is almost oxy-moronic)

do advance stem cell research
(we don’t care much what the oposition says – in our mind there is really only one side to every argument)

spread the awareness of autism
(alright)

To show more love to strangers, to greet my neighbors, find out their names, going to give them a smile
(all of this is good stuff)

(Tatyana Ali) and ask them how I can be of service to them
(this is good too – Tatyana is so sweet – honestly I do like her)

to be a better mentor to my younger sisters, to continue to be a mentor to big brothers and big sisters.
(Is it sad that people need to be told to do this?  Lots of this stuff really should be automatic…)

to reduce my use of plastic by starting with using less bottled water
(that’s right peasants, just drink the fluoridated (poison) municipal water instead.  We can’t poison you if you drink the bottled water – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2m_LVHD0c8)

to plant 500 trees this year to help our planet
(I’m seriously going to hold her to that.  I’ll be writing a letter at the end of the year to see how it went.  I’ll want pictures – and she’d better do it personally.  No fair paying someone else)

to be more green
(fine but it better not include more TAXES)

to no longer use the plastic bag at the grocery store
(whatever floats your boat – I seriously don’t care how celebrities get their groceries to their car.  I can think of a million things I care about more)

to consume less and cultivate more
(somehow I think this will be an empty promise)

so that we are on this planet forever
(hey, isn’t it her boyfriend who does not even know the order of the planets but is a leader in the ‘climate change’ movement? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQLOnQZGLaw)

for the environment I promise to flush only after deuce, never after a single
(I miss funny comedians)

I pledge to turn the lights off because I use to leave the lights on but we want to conserve energy so I’m going to turn the lights off… you turn the lights off.
(something tells me… the lights… at least upstairs… were never on.)

To sell my obnoxious car and buy a hybrid
(unfortunately the battery on a hybrid is worse for the environment than gas… – http://onemansblog.com/2007/03/27/prius-outdoes-hummer-in-environmental-damage/)

to drive slower and not use as much gas
(as long as I’m not behind you)

to volunteer my time to express the importance of arts education in our schools
(because the last thing we want to focus on is history, science… you know… subjects that might actually advance society.  Let me also say that I do love art… but come on – highlight it over actual classes?)

to sell a culture of intelligence instead of ignorance.
(Good luck.  Public education has made us all complete idiots – http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0923110.html)

To help children understand that just because they come from a small place doesn’t mean they can’t dream big.
(well isn’t that a nice thing to say)

To work to make good to end the 200 year old promise to end slavery
(is he talking about income tax?)

the abolition of 21st century slavery
(they must be talking about income tax – I wish)

to free 1 million people from slavery in the next five years
(You could free more than 100 million if you abolish income tax…)

to fight, to become aware, to educate, to not give up, to defend, issues that I care about
(as long as they support Government.  Nobody that wants to be free can speak)

I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama
(Eek… that’s sort of creepy.  How about service to the United States of America?  Obama is supposed to work for us… not vice versa…)

to change how I live, to be a better person, to never stop learning and growing each and every day.
(that’s right, soften the blow from the last really creepy thing that was said)

to commit to my own change before I ask others to change
(Gandhi anyone?)

to be the change
(they really should give Gandhi credit for… his quotes)

to integrate into my heart what I already know in my head which is that we’re all in this together
(that was a really strange way to say that.  How about your stomach… how’s it feeling?)

imagine what could happen next.
(I don’t know… eugenics?)

What’s your pledge? (annoying variations of that)
(mine is to fight for my Country to be Free again… like it was when it started… you know… the opposite of how it is now)

I pledge to be a servant to our president.
(…um…. Fascism?  You don’t want to listen to congress… senate… or the American People?  Just the President… got it.  ::cough::fascism::cough)

And all mankind because together we can, together we are, together we will be the change that we see.
(all thanks to our savior, BHO)

Let the propaganda begin!

Video here – http://fullmetalpatriot.blogspot.com/2009/09/parents-upset-over-leftist-propaganda.html