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Gunny G: Mission Accomplished: Now, Where Have I Heard THAT B4???

July 31, 2008 Leave a comment

Marxism Lives
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:06:25 PM by newbie2008

If old Karl Marx, the embittered inventor of communism, could return from the grave, he would no doubt be surprised to find that most of the 10 planks of his Communist Manifesto, issued in 1848 in collaboration with Frederick Engels, have been happily adopted or are at least supported by Americans.

Let’s look at the 10 planks:

1. “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.” Well, we’re working on this one. The federal government owns huge amounts of land and is acquiring more. Private property rights are being eroded deliberately in the name of protecting the environment.

2. “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.” Need I say more? Before Ronald Reagan’s tax law changes we had exactly that and many Americans support the idea of taxing the rich more than the less-rich.

3. “Abolition of all rights of inheritance.” We haven’t gone all the way on that one, but heavy estate taxes are a step in that direction. Estate taxes are purely punitive because they are taxes levied on assets on which multiple taxes have already been paid many times.

4. “Confiscation of the property of emigrants and rebels.” Well, our forefathers confiscated the property of those who supported the British during the Revolution, and, under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and other civil statutes, property is being confiscated right and left in the name of the war on drugs.

5. “Centralization of credit in the hands of the state . . . .” Pretty much done. See the Federal Reserve Act.

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1956 The D.I. Jack Webb

July 29, 2008 Leave a comment

1956 Jack Webb The D. I.

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Marines Unleashed In Tangiers Parts 1 and 2….

July 29, 2008 2 comments

MARINES UNLEASHED IN TANGIER

Parts 1 and 2

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Fourth Fleet Steams South Return of the Gunboat By JOHN ROSS

July 29, 2008 Leave a comment

COUNTERPUNCH.COM


July 29, 2008

Fourth Fleet Steams South

Return of the Gunboat


By JOHN ROSS


Mexico City.


The resurrection and imminent dispatch of the United States Fourth Fleet to patrol the coasts of Latin America invokes the bad old days of Monroe Doctrine impositions and gunboat diplomacy for many citizens of those southern latitudes.


This April, the U.S. Navy announced the reactivation of the fleet that historically operated in the south Atlantic during World War II, dueling with Nazi U-boats.  Activating the Fourth Fleet “demonstrates U.S. commitment to our global partners,” Admiral Gary Roughead explained, adding a threatening fillip: “The Fourth Fleet will send a strong signal to all Navies operating in the region.”

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THE CASE FOR HANGING ERRANT PUBLIC OFFICIALS By: Devvy

July 29, 2008 Leave a comment

By: Devvy
July 28, 2008

© 2008 – NewsWithViews.com

Relax, Comrade Chertoff. The Case for Hanging Errant Public Officials is the title of a book by James Farrell who also wrote, The Judas Syndrome. The Case for Hanging Errant Public Officials was published in 1988, decades before a Nazi law called the ‘The Patriot Act’ was rammed down our throats. Today, only rich kids of famous people are allowed to exercise their First Amendment rights; see Indict Michael Reagan, Applaud Senator Karen Johnson. This talk radio gas bag got away with soliciting murder over the public airwaves because his father was Ronald Reagan. He was given a pass under “political hyperbole.” Yours truly would already be in jail.

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The Man Between War and Peace

July 28, 2008 1 comment

The Man Between War and Peace

David Petraeus has been nominated to be the new chief of U.S. Central Command. Meet “Fox” Fallon, the freethinking commander he will replace, who (officially, anyway) resigned last month — hours after sounding off in our pages.

By: Thomas P.M. Barnett
David Petraeus has been nominated to be the new chief of U.S. Central Command. Meet “Fox” Fallon, the freethinking commander he will replace, who (officially, anyway) resigned last month — hours after sounding off in our pages.

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If, in the dying light of the Bush administration, we go to war with Iran, it’ll all come down to one man. If we do not go to war with Iran, it’ll come down to the same man. He is that rarest of creatures in the Bush universe: the good cop on Iran, and a man of strategic brilliance. His name is William Fallon, although all of his friends call him “Fox,” which was his fighter-pilot call sign decades ago. Forty years into a military career that has seen this admiral rule over America’s two most important combatant commands, Pacific Command and now United States Central Command, it’s impossible to make this guy — as he likes to say — “nervous in the service.” Past American governments have used saber rattling as a useful tactic to get some bad actor on the world stage to fall in line. This government hasn’t mastered that kind of subtlety. When Dick Cheney has rattled his saber, it has generally meant that he intends to use it. And in spite of recent war spasms aimed at Iran from this sclerotic administration, Fallon is in no hurry to pick up any campaign medals for Iran. And therein lies the rub for the hard-liners led by Cheney. Army General David Petraeus, commanding America’s forces in Iraq, may say, “You cannot win in Iraq solely in Iraq,” but Fox Fallon is Petraeus’s boss, and he is the commander of United States Central Command, and Fallon doesn’t extend Petraeus’s logic to mean war against Iran.


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Domestic Military Operations At Camp Pendleton?

July 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Domestic Military Operations At Camp Pendleton?

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July 28, 2008

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Sunday, July 28, 2008

For 2 months at Camp Pendleton there have been military operations on an increasing scale and the local news have provided sanitized versions of these ops. With an upcoming attack on Iran and who knows what other nations. A crumbling economy heading for massive inflation, political unrest, police state measures, etc. It’s only a matter of time before that tyranny becomes full blown.

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