NEWS YOU WON’T FIND ON CNN
I believe this is one of the best and most important documentary films to be made in many years.
This is an extraordinary film about the creation of the American corporation, its legal organizational model, its global economic dominance and its psychopathic tendencies, and its incredible ambition to influence every aspect of culture in its unrelenting pursuit of profit.
by Captain Eric H. May
The Lone Star Iconoclast
May 10, 2008
Capt. Eric H. May
Monarchy and Mayhem
Houston, May 10 —In Dr. Ron Paul’s 14th Congressional District, just south of Houston, Texas City residents are living in fear. It’s not because their BP refinery, the nation’s most polluted plant, is earning them the unenviable nickname of “Toxic City.” It’s not because BP is far and away the most deadly industrial site in the nation. It’s because they are afraid that BP is the target for a king-sized plan to explode a nuke on US soil.
Federal authorities and national media have been hinting for years that “terrorists” want to nuke Texas City, and they regularly insinuate it on the nightly news. The programming has been effective, and each time the BP refinery has exploded in recent years locals have instantly thought of Al Qaeda. They are already halfway convinced that it’s only a matter of time before Texas City, Texas joins Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and New York City, New York on the US “greatest hits list.”
Returning to the scene of the crimes
May 10, 2008
Bangkok—I got here two nights ago, out of Taipei into Bangkok’s new airport, Savannapun. It’s huge, well-designed, classy. As always when I come to these parts I think, “Holy rikshas, Batman, this place is on a roll.” Just so. There is a dynamism in much of Asia that you don’t see in Latin America. Below the Rio Grande you find a couple of modern countries, Argentina and Chile for example—almost the only examples. Yet the whole region seems stagnant, as if it already is what it is going to be. Not here. Asia rocks. Peoria hasn’t noticed but, I promise, it will, and that before long.
We hear that China is booming. It is. But so are other places. Thailand can no longer be called a third-world country. The Sky Train, the elevated rail system, swooshes above the city in air-conditioned comfort, efficient and built by Thais, not some international contractor. The new subway works. The normal Third-World attitudes have left for other climes. Call this place Second World and climbing.
by Alan Stang
May 9, 2008
What form of government are we supposed to have? The Founders of this country bequeathed us a system we used to call Free Enterprise, in which the government was supposed to leave business alone. Because of that system, endorsed by scripture, we became the greatest nation known to history.
Now, what kind of system do we actually have today? Because the original system has been perverted – first by ordinary criminals, then by the conspiracy for world government – the system we have now, the perversion, began as “mercantilism” and today is best described as Fascism.
A recent survey on the environment found that seventy percent of people worldwide think that the planet is running out oil. Only less than one quarter believe that there is enough of it to keep it as a primary source of energy. Petro pessimism runs especially high in the United States where a full two thirds think that the point of depletion is within sight.
Here are some hard facts.
“Continuity of Government Planning has … Already Superseded the Constitution as a Higher Authority”
George Washington’s Blog
Saturday, May 10, 2008
UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott has warned:
“If members of the Homeland Security Committee cannot enforce their right to read secret plans of the Executive Branch, then the systems of checks and balances established by the U.S. Constitution would seem to be failing.
To put it another way, if the White House is successful in frustrating DeFazio, then Continuity of Government planning has arguably already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority.”
Barr launches Libertarian White House bid
Monday, May 12, 2008
(05-12) 22:34 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) –
Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr launched a Libertarian Party presidential bid Monday, saying voters are hungry for an alternative to the status quo who would dramatically cut the federal government.
His candidacy throws a wild card into the White House race that many believe could peel away votes from Republican Sen. John McCain given the candidates’ similar positions on fiscal policy.
The Cult of the Presidency
Who can we blame for the radical expansion of executive power? Look no further than you and me.
“I ain’t running for preacher,” Republican presidential candidate Phil Gramm snarled to religious right activists in 1995 when they urged him to run a campaign stressing moral themes. Several months later, despite Gramm’s fund raising prowess, the Texas conservative finished a desultory fifth place in the Iowa caucuses and quickly dropped out of the race. Since then, few candidates have made Gramm’s mistake. Serious contenders for the office recognize that the role and scope of the modern presidency cannot be so narrowly confined. Today’s candidates are running enthusiastically for national preacher—and much else besides.
Bill O’Reilly Flips Out (vintage video: Caution swear words)
Todays Big Thing ^ | 5/13/08 | staff
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 14:18:53 by pissant
To anyone who thought that Bill O’Reilly was just playing a character on his show, that no one in real life could really be that angry, this video is for you.
Stuperdelegate Nagin endorses Obama for president
NOLA.com ^ | Tuesday May 13, 2008 | Bruce Alpert
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 15:12:31 by chemicalman
WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin endorsed Barack Obama for president today, giving the Illinois Democrat another superdelegate in his battle for the Democratic nomination.
Stuperdelegate Nagin endorses Obama for president
GyG: The Marines As Devil Dogs, etc.
‘Devil Dog‘ term taking a beating
By Andrew Tilghman
- Staff writerListen up, Devil Dogs. Oh yeah, that got your attention. Perhaps it even got your blood boiling? Or maybe you didn’t notice the big double-D.
Lately, reactions to the Corps’ longtime nickname generally depend on the age of the Marine listening.
A generational divide is opening around the term “Devil Dog,” which came into use 90 years ago on the battlefields of France. While it’s been a term of colloquial endearment for generations of leathernecks, some of the newest and youngest Marines say they’re tired of being called Devil Dogs. They even take offense at the term.
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