'Sometimes tea parties have unintended consequences.' Weekend Watching - Juan Enriquez: The Untied States of AmericaSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Sun, 11/08/2009 - 14:59
This talk is based on his book by the same title, The Untied States of America: Polarization, Fracturing, and Our Future.
video link: http://www.poptech.org/po...
At the -28:25 mark, the history of the middle east video that he shows is impossible to read, so I suggest you watch it here at MapsofWar.com
As always, your thoughtful comments & thoughts are appreciated.
DIGG THIS NOW!!! Why Do You Have To Criminalize People To Coax Them Into A Plan That's Fabulous! Rep RoskamSubmitted by MMJ Ministry on Sun, 11/08/2009 - 03:09
Wow.....I have a lot to say...and I do not want to bore you....but this is very important.
First off....as you all probably know I own an Electronics store here in Portland Oregon. We are doing pretty good considering......but I am witnessing first hand all kinds of things happening very fast.
Secondly......several of our big companies that we buy product from....just laid off 30% of their work force. These are some of the biggest electronic companies in the United States. Very Sad.
Next......I have been talking with several Realtor, and Mortgage company owners over the last week, (Heavy Players in the Portland Market) and they are all talking about the doom and gloom in the commercial real estate market that is coming. This is going to be way bigger than the housing collapse.
Myself....I eat lunch at a little Deli about 1 mile from my store. The Deli is in a strip mall that has about 20 stores. Well 85% are empty...and I just learned from the deli owner that the strip mall is going back to the bank next week because the owner can't make his $42,000 a month payment. Ouch.
Next.....I bank at a very good credit union.....about 1 mile from my store. They just moved out of the strip mall that they were in...into a new free standing building. The strip mall that they were in has 10 stores. Well.....now it only has 1 out of 10 rented. It is so sad to see what is going on.
The Chrysler Dealerships near us.....GONE.....
Burger King across the street.....gone..
Flea Markets and Check cashing places opening up....
It is a very different world....
On and On and On....
I could keep going.........
The only Positive thing in this entire Chaos is if you have cash....you are King.
We are buying items for our store at 30% to 80% off...and we are able to pass that savings on to the customer which is making us as busy as can be....
Tell me what is going on in your neck of the woods....
Think about it.
Over the last 50 years global corporations have learned how to take over the most powerful republic in history. Now that the methods of infiltration, bribery and intimidation have been perfected and proven, the smaller countries will be a piece of cake.
This shift in control from the people to corporations has been so gradual so subtle, most people don't even realize the world has been turned upside down.
Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty. 
- John Basil Barnhill (1914)
Americans should be experiencing “déjà vu all over again” as Congress prepares for another weekend incursion into their rights via another two-thousand page bill that must be voted on before anyone has had a chance to read it. This time, it is H.R. 3962 “To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.” The next law that should be passed is that legislators and bureaucrats shall not be allowed to work on weekends.
That working Americans will rise early on Monday to begin another week with less protections of their rights and more of their property stolen is not all that should seem familiar. If anyone can remember as far back as the Bush administration (this new regime has been so bad that I am afraid people have forgotten most of the outrages of the last), a very similar dynamic played out. The very first bailout – of the banking industry – met with resistance similar to that against the proposed government takeover of the health care industry. The first attempt to pass the TARP bill failed.
For those watching the statements made by their representatives while opposing that bill, one thing should have been obvious. Those representatives feared their constituents. It was in their eyes and in their voices as they explained their opposition. I do not mean that they feared violence. They feared for their jobs and they feared whatever other consequences there might have been if they deliberately defied the wishes of those thousands of voters who had angrily called their offices. For a moment, our government worked as it was designed to work. The people spoke and their representatives heeded their wishes, however reluctantly.
A year since Obama was elected, few liberals will admit that the new president's foreign policy is a lot like the last one
This is an amazing followup to the earlier story, Woman's Life Ruined by Seasonal Flu Shot
The Robert Scott Bell Show was first to break the story of the treating doctor and resulting success in reversing a supposedly incurable neurological adverse event reaction. This dramatic healing could serve to weaken the grip of the authoritarian naysayers within the medical industrial complex when it comes to vaccine injuries and the recovery of patients so injured.
Robert interviews treating physician Dr. Rashid Buttar about Desiree Jennings' medical condition and treatment, including my concern that certain pharmaceutical interest groups will attack them because of the possibility that this dramatic healing might weaken those in favor of mandatory vaccinations.
Will Desiree Jennings be the shot heard round the world?
Is about 20 minute interview
John Dennis, a Republican running for Congress against Nancy Pelosi, talks about Ron Paul.
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I called and spoke with Gallup to ask how they determine who makes a poll like the one that was just released for the 2012 Republican nomination. I was told by a staffer that it was based on the news worthiness and attention a potential candidate is getting. She then went on to ask me if my inquiry was for a news article, and if so, she added that she didn't want to be quoted (so I won't mention her name here).
She suggested that a better place to call would be to the people that actually make those decisions and gave a few names to call at the Gallup Princeton location, where she said the editorial board is based. Specifically she said to contact Dr. Frank Newport, the Editor-in-Chief of Gallup. She also suggested a second name - Jeff Jones. We need to spread this far and wide to every freedom-minded American, that this type of exclusion will not go un-noticed or un-protested this time around.
I suggest, if necessary, a out-right national rally outside Gallup's headquarters, if they continue to exclude Ron Paul into the future. Dr. Paul is certainly more significant than Tim Pawlenty? or Haley Barbour? I've never even heard of them, for heavens sake.
Frank Newport - firstname.lastname@example.org (not sure if this is a current email address)
or Jeffrey Jones
Princeton, New Jersey
502 Carnegie Center, Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel : 800-888-5493
or +1-609-924-9600 Call them with your opinion.
Fax: +1-609-927-2541 Fax them your opinion.
Meet Chalmers Johnson, one of Dr. Paul's favorites on foreign policy. I just saw Speaking Freely, Vol. 4: Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony, which I strongly urge everyone to see in its entirety (52 min). Here are parts of it from Youtube:
Speaking Freely 4:
Parts 1-2 below:
Here is an updated video without the overpowering music. Enjoy!