The incentive to speak the truth and the reward for doing so are very weak. And not just for a writer, but also for academics and experts who can make far more money by lying than by telling the truth. How else would we have got GMOs, jobs offshoring, the "unitary executive" and a deregulated financial system? It is a very lucrative career to testify as an expert in civil lawsuits. It is part of America's romance with the lie that experts purchased by the opposing sides in a lawsuit battle it out as gladiators seeking the jury's thumbs-up.
I don't know if this means anything?
President Barack Obama has an unexpected foreign policy problem – in the Western United States. The Lakota Sioux nation has seceded from the United States, according to a story on the anti-American website La Voz de Aztlan.
“We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,” long-time Native American radical leader Russell Means said. The move potentially impacts the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
The founders envisioned a press that would keep a check on the powerful. The press has abrogated their role as watchdog, Caddell says, and chosen to become power brokers themselves. Agenda driven news threatens fundamental freedoms. Lawmakers are no longer held to account. Fundamental questions go unasked. Fundamental events go uncovered.
Pat Cadell at Accuracy in Media (26:36)
Have you guys heard that Russia and China have inked an agreement to dump the PetroDollar? Apparently happened September 6th 2012. Pretty heavy stuff. Here is the article I found:
USA Today - September 28. 2012 - At least 10 Florida counties have identified possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the state's Republican Party, election officials said today.
Problems first emerged earlier this week in Palm Beach County with forms turned in by Strategic Allied Consulting, which the Republican National Committee paid $3.1 million to register voters in Florida and six other swing states. Palm Beach prosecutors are examining 106 voter registration forms submitted by one Strategic Allied Consulting worker, some with apparently forged signatures.
Thursday, the RNC severed its ties to the Virginia firm and filed a voter-fraud complaint. Florida GOP spokesman Brian Burgess told the Associated Press today, "We are doing what we can to find out how broad the scope is."
Ron Paul, GJ, etc..."taking votes away"...from Romney, from Obama.
They are NOT Romney and Obamas votes to give!
We must break this mindset that votes BELONG to somebody. Votes do NOT belong to anybody! I am sick of hearing MSM and voters say that we are "taking votes away" from anybody!
From the Zurich Film Festival on September 24. 2012:
On Whom He’ll Be Voting For and Why
"I supported Ron Paul as a Republican candidate in the primary in Iowa because I wanted to have an antidote to the Romney approach.
Four Candidates Confirmed for the 2012 Presidential Debate Hosted by Free and Equal Elections FoundationSubmitted by Zak Carter on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 21:08
More Sponsors Across the Political Spectrum Join the Cause for Open, Fair Elections
Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced today that four candidates have confirmed their participation in the 2012 Presidential Debate at the University Club of Chicago on October 23: Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson.
This debate is the only 2012 Presidential Debate featuring four candidates. The top six candidates were invited to participate. Democratic Party candidate and incumbent Barack Obama and Republican Party candidate Mitt Romney are welcome to participate in this historic debate. The moderator will be announced shortly.
The tale of the frog in the boiling water is often used to illustrate the difference between gradual and drastic change. The story goes that if a frog is placed in a pot of cool water which is being heated on your stove over a very low flame. He will not jump out of the pot as the water's temperature slowly rises, eventually killing him. If that same frog is placed into that pot after the water has already been heated, he will immediately jump out. American citizens have been been in the pot since the 60's and the water is getting warmer every day.
On my way into the subway this morning I walked past three police officers carrying Colt M4 automatic rifles . They were wearing full body armor while holding a large distempered German Shepherd. As I went through the turnstiles, the dog lunged at a young women on her way to work. Luckily she managed to jump out of the way and narrowly avoided being bitten. She hadn't noticed the officers until she looked up, no doubt intending to give a stern word to whomever owned the dog. When she saw the machine guns the blood drained from her face. Obviously shaken she immediately looked down and walked away, quickly. I felt bad for her but at least they didn't have the folding table in front of them today so they weren't conducting a random bad search, I was late enough already. Those bag searches always cause a backup at the turnstiles.
It made me sad and also embarrassed for the Daily Paul to read some of the comments at the post: Lady supports Obama b/c he gave her a phone. "He gave us a phone he will do more." At issue was this video clip.
Fault Obama for trying to buy votes. Fault today's welfare system. Fault today's education system. Don't mock the lady. She was just grateful to have been given a free phone. And for those who alluded to socialism, do you think that woman took an Economics course or otherwise studied comparative economic or political systems? I know someone better-educated and very successful who, regarding the current Middle East debacle and prospect of WWIII, sent me an email ranting, "Kill the savages." Talk about ignorance. And meanwhile, this poorly educated woman is out there on the street trying to promote her man she sees as good, actively participating in the process. This other individual devotes himself to sports in his free time; although, on second thought, given what his views are, I guess that's a good thing.
It's obvious that the woman is poorly educated. There’s no need to highlight that fact. Think it might impinge on her ability to find employment? Can you think of a job for this woman with missing teeth and an inability to express herself very well? (I’m talking about a job that would still be here in America.) The cruel irony is that it's since LIBERALS took over America's education system that it's gone down the tubes - with African-Americans, in particular, affected by the negative consequences. Wake up, BLACK AMERICA! Wake up, AMERICA! Everyone is affected, both directly and/or indirectly.
Circumstances have gotten so bad that it could very well be the downfall of this nation. It's not just my personal opinion. It was the conclusion of "Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission On the Skills of the American Workforce," published in 2007 by the National Center On Education And The Economy. It was prepared by a bi-partisan commission of "luminaries" from various walks of life including education, labor, and private business. If you’re interested, see who they are/read the Executive Summary here. It's "must reading" for anyone concerned about this country's future with respect to JOBS. Bottom line, they conclude that education today is fraught with so many problems, it warrants the dismantling of the whole system and starting from scratch. http://www.skillscommissi...
This weekend I plan to read...
U.S. Money Vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich Plan.": Wall Street Confessions! Great Bank Combine
Read or download FREE here:
Published in 1912, one year before the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, this is perhaps the very first book against the Fed, back when it was referred to as the Money Trust. Note how sadly apropos that it reads "PRICE 25 CENTS" on the title page.
Read that headline. Now read it again. The World Health Organization is mulling the first “World Tax” on cigarettes. They are “thinking it over.” Of course they have zero authority whatsoever to enact any tax anywhere at any time, ever. But never mind that small detail.
News reports came out yesterday reporting the WHO’s plan to put a tax on cigarettes on the table at its November conference that would tax smokes at a rate that could reach 70%.
I've been predicting all along that I think the election is over and Romney's won. - Rand Paul (4:12)
Breathless predictions that the Islamic Republic will soon be at the brink of nuclear capability, or – worse – acquire an actual nuclear bomb, are not new. For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear club. Such a result is always declared "unacceptable" and a possible reason for military action, with "all options on the table" to prevent upsetting the Mideast strategic balance dominated by the US and Israel.
And yet, those predictions have time and again come and gone. This chronicle of past predictions lends historical perspective to today’s rhetoric about Iran.
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