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Thursday, December 9, 2010

CLASS WARFARE AND COLLEGE TUITION HIKES (VIDEO)

Dave speaks about the recent protests against the tuition hikes in the United Kingdom.

Monday, December 6, 2010

INDEPENDENT SENATOR SPEAKS ABOUT THE INCREASING GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR (VIDEO)

The rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor who are suffering more than ever. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, is speaking out like everyone should be.
If you are not angry about this, you aren't paying attention. Most Americans are too doped up on antidepressants to make a fuss. If this was France, people would be rioting in the streets!



There is reason to be concerned because as the mass of poverty-stricken, unemployed people grows, social unrest will ensue. Expect roving bands of angry and desperate young men with nothing to do but take what they need to survive.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

DICK CHENEY WANTED BY INTERPOL FOR BRIBERY - ARREST WARRANT ISSUED

Of course they will never catch him and he is unlikely to even be tried, however I thought it was encouraging to hear this news on the Huffington Post about Dick Cheney's, Halliburton bribery scandal.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/02/nigeria-dick-cheney-to-be_n_790917.html

I am very interested to see if anything comes of this...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

DAVE SPEAKS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING (VIDEO)

Posted as a response to a video of Glenn Beck interviewing Lord Monckton on his radio show, Dave speaks about the damage done to the planet by corporate industries and the legacy of pollution that is being passed on to future generations.



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NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TIME-LAPSE VIDEO

This is very sad! It is amazing that there are any humans left alive.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

World War III - Deletion

I accidentally erased the following comment that was submitted to my post on World War III, I apologize to my anonymous poster and will publish the post here. As always I am grateful for comments on any of my blogs or websites.

Anonymous Poster:

Using evil to prey upon evil.
I realize the horrific days of people planning monsterous acts like the Holocaust are behind us. But that doesn't mean there still are not scams in the economy, besides The Skim, wnich the gods view as necessary for positioning's sake.
Just as clone hosting selected disfavored whom the gods wanted ot ensure had no chance to ascend before The End, so did being invited into the 21st century real estate scam ensure as of yet undetermined punishment elements.
They instructed people whom they wanted ot condition into faith in their relationship that since the stock market would top out they should shift their asset base into real estate instead.
And they told them when to sell before they tanked the real estate market as well, timing all based on the level of confidence they wanted each to understand.
The victims may cry "Why would this happen to me." but their behavior in a prior life would answer this:::It didin't happen to anyone who didn't deserve it.


Both the public and the private sector host $400k overpaid employees. The difference?
The public sector preyed upon the disfavored rejects from motherlands, people too disfavored to stay reproducing with their own blood and enjoying their own culture. Corporate preyed upon the more favored purebloods from their motherland through sourcing. Yet another great example of the god's "reverse positioning".

They point the finger at me and claim I participate by shopping at WalMart.
Now this is something I have yet to understand, for they ALL engage in this sourcing due to cheap Asian labor. And Walmart has a very straightforward business model, although not as clear as Costco's "14%", rest assured I pay a margin on each and every product I purchase at Walmart independantly, including my $3 box of American made Cherios and my 68 cent can of Campbell's tomato soup.
INCIDENTALLY, it seems to me we pay THE SAME PRICE FOR SHIT THAT WE DID BEFORE SOURCING BEGAN. The difference is being poicketed by corporate and the $400k employees who are recruited into playing a part in this evil.
The gods intentionally set this up to ensure the onus falls upon the preditory capitalist and not the ignorant public.
Trash at the top just as there is trash in the ghetto.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ELECTION RESULTS

ELECTION RESULTS:
Here is my link and to hell with your all! http://www.sfgate.com/election-results/

Governor Election

Thankfully, Billionaire Meg Whitman failed to buy the Governor's seat. She spent over $140 Million of her own money and lost it all! Suddenly I feel better about all that time I wasted trying to make money on E-Bay...here it is:

U.S. Senate

Boxer kicked ass on Fiorina; let's face it, Barbara was just sexier....

Lieutenant Governor

Gavin Newsom, laid waste to Republican, Abel Maldenado

Republican candidate for Attorney General, was lost by the Democrat, Kamala D. Harris, (sorry Phil, I know you had a crush,) to Republican, Steve Cooley.

U.S. House: Dist 11

Taken by the Republican David Harmer (let's think about the name people)with only a 3% spread.

Prop 19 (The right to recreational Marijuana)

Beaten by a swing of about 10%.

Prop 23

Californians said No. Fuck the Oil Companies!

I could go on, but I think you get the point...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

SHAMAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF HOLY SACRAMENT



Constitutional interpretation wasn't difficult until we started trying to control substances. No one has the right to tell anybody else what they can or can't put into their own body. This kind of freedom has its roots in The Declaration of Independence (which has no influence on U.S. Law for some strange reason) and several of the amendments to the constitution known as The Bill Of Rights, which limits the governments ability to intrude into people's lives (but for some reason has been largely ignored for the past 100 years).

Freedom of religion was one of the main principles upon which this country was founded, and along with that the freedom to practice one's religion with the use of certain substances which allow one to commune with God. The sacred South American herb, Ayahuasca has been know to heal people from physical as well as mental ailments and many people who have used it say it has opened their minds in many ways.

The arrest of Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy, by U.S. customs officials is, in my opinion, an affront to the freedoms held most dear to America, and an attack on the most basic of human freedoms.

If you would like to contribute to his legal fund, you may make a donation at this website: http://www.freetaitajuan.org/

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Friday, October 29, 2010

GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE ARRESTED AT GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE!





This isn't the first time Green Party candidates have been wrongfully persecuted in order to prevent them from taking part in the democratic process. The two-party system is a farce!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

REPUBLICANS STAND WITH BP AGAINST SPILL INVESTIGATION

Why would republicans stand against an investigation into the Gulf oil-spill? It is no mystery to me...they are trying to protect the special interest groups that most of them own stock in.



Anybody have any other ideas?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION

Youtube wouldn't publish this because it was against their "Guidelines." Nudity is allowed on Youtube if it serves an educational purpose. This is educational in my opinion, and it is clearly a matter of free speech. There is nothing prurient about this video and these people are demonstrating in front of City Hall. I would like to know why the cop in the video didn't arrest them if this is so indecent?

Link: DEMONSTRATION FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Friday, August 20, 2010

TAXES, WELFARE, UNEMPLOYMENT AND DRUGS

I get tired of right-wing, conservatives always complaining how their taxes go to helping the "lazy, immoral, and/or stupid drug using" people on welfare.  

First, that portion of federal tax dollars that actually go to welfare is so small that the government would not save much by excluding the tiny portion of people who could be excluded for drug-use.  Over 75% of all federal tax dollars go to the military for blowing stuff up--if that money was used to build schools and hospitals, we probably wouldn't have anyone out of work.

Second, people who have lost their jobs due to involvement with drugs are already precluded from collecting unemployment, whether that makes sense or not.

Third, people who collect unemployment have already had money taken out of their paychecks to cover the premiums for unemployment insurance.

Fourth, all of these people on welfare which the small-minded author suspects of sitting around doing drugs instead of looking for work, are also tax-payers.

Fifth, urinalysis is useful for screening some drugs such as marijuana, which stay in the system for at least thirty days.  However, other even more destructive drugs, such as cocaine, speed, and alcohol, pass through the system much faster and are therefore harder to detect.  Would our unhappy, tax-paying author prefer to have only cocaine addicts on welfare and let the pot-heads die?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

SADDAM SNUFF FILM

I never bought the whole "Snuff Saddam!" thing. His trial was a complete sham in my opinion. In case you were too young to remember, here it is, but be careful, this is not for the squeamish:


Did you notice that no other faces were discernible, except that of the doomed man? I am not even sure that it is an authentic execution...did you see how they turned up his collar around his neck and carefully placed the rope around it? If it was a real execution this man appears to have been the victim of a "political assassination," a practice that has been declared to be a war-crime in the United States Of America, as well as every other civilized country.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

KING OF THE HILL - THE MINUTEMEN

These guys are true patriots. When will the conservatives in this country wake up and realize they are the causing all these problems? 



Still just as true today as when they wrote this song. Please post comments below!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LAURA WELLS FOR GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA

The Devil's Advocate is hereby announcing it's support for the Green Party Candidate for Governor of California, Laura Wells. Here is a link to her website: http://www.laurawells.org/ Please visit her website and make a contribution to her campaign today.

The Republican candidate, Meg Whitman, has been trying to buy the election with her piles of ill-gotten corporate money. She has been spending a record of over $140 million of her own cash running negative ads against the Democrat candidate, Jerry Brown. Don't let her buy the election! While Jerry Brown is a good candidate, lets not forget that both Democrats and Republicans are responsible for the collective mess that we find ourselves in these days.

By voting for the Green Party, the only party that represents Mother Earth, you can help send a message to both the Democrats and Republicans that they need to change their evil ways.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

(VIDEO) ICE-CAPS ARE MELTING FAST!

How anyone can still say they are not is beyond me.

In the seventies the conservative position was that global warming was a myth; in the nineties they started to grudgingly agree that it was a possibility, but refused to acknowledge that the problem was caused by human activities; now, near the end of 2010, only the least evolved of conservatives will deny that global warming is real and at least partly caused by human co2 emissions. Unfortunately, it appears that now it is too late. By the time the world can react to this crisis, the point of no return will likely be past and it will be anybody's guess whether our race survives.



Even if we do survive, life will never be the same. The human condition is about to change in a way we won't fully understand for a long time to come.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

OSCAR GRANT VERDICT SPARKS RIOTING IN OAKLAND

One of my operatives in Oakland, wanted me to share this video he filmed there just hours after the verdict was announced:



Johannes Mehserle, the officer involved in this execution-style shooting, claims he accidentally drew and fired his gun, instead of his taser. Witnesses at the scene say Oscar Grant was lying face down on the ground and following Mehserle's orders when he was killed.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

CREATIONISM STILL TAUGHT IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Wow! It is hard to imagine that this level of ignorance still exists in the U.S. Notice the racist implications toward the end of the clip.



Genesis is a great story, rich in its symbology and "moral" message. But giving it any kind of time in the classroom is, in my humble opinion, counter to the First Amendment to the Constitution and a departure from the clear reason required in education. And in fact, science has already answered the whole Creationism v. Science debate. Quantum mechanics has taught us that particles are commonly created out of nothing through a process called "quantum fluctuation." This is no longer a theory, it has been observed repeatedly by many different researchers. Apparently, our own Universe began as one of these random quantum fluctuations.

So there you have it folks, if God exists, it was created at the same time as everything else in our universe. My apologies to those creationists our there.

Monday, June 28, 2010

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS CHALLENGE TO CHICAGO HAND-GUN BAN

The United States Supreme Court has issued its ruling in the challenge to Chicago's proposed ban on handguns. The ruling allows people to keep handguns in their homes as a means of self-defense. This is a little surprising, considering the Supreme Court's recent decisions supporting the power of the state against the rights of the individual. Here is an Al Jazeera report on the ruling:



As overpopulation and global mismanagement of the Earth's resources lead to increases in natural disasters, disease, poverty, war, and social unrest is expected to rise everywhere. It is predicted that as the scores of impoverished and desperate masses become more and more frustrated, the need for personal protection will continue to grow. Perhaps, this latest ruling by the Supreme Court reflects an understanding by the ruling class that as these social problems continue to spiral out of control, the ability of law enforcement to protect people's property will falter. It will again fall on people to protect their own belongings from the masses of the angry and the destitute. It might not be a bad time to buy a gun, or some other form of personal protection...


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

EAT THE RICH, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LEFT!

This video is making a lot of sense. Someone is getting rich at the expense of the rest of us, and the price is becoming very dear.


I'M VOTING REPUBLICAN (VIDEO)

Here are a lot of good reasons why you should vote republican. Please, post comments below!



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Thursday, June 17, 2010

RACHEL MADDOW SPEAKS ON GULF OIL-SPILL

Rachel Maddow speaks about the Gulf Oil-Spill. God, I love that woman!


One thing that gets to me about this whole oil- spill thing, is that people keep trying to put a price-tag on this global catastrophe, when there can be none. Each and every one of us is the victim of our own collective greed. In me opinion it is not just BP, but anyone who supported or supports offshore drilling of any kind.


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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SUBWAY DEMONSTRATION Justice for Oscar Grant

I filmed this protest in the name of Oscar Grant, the young man who was shot to death by a BART police officer while he was on his knees. Bystanders claim he was following the officer's orders when the shooting happened. The officer involved claims he was attempting to draw his TAZER, when he accidentally drew and fired his pistol instead.









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Monday, June 7, 2010

I AM ANGRY!


I am angry at the fools who have been in control of virtually all of the Earth's resources for the last two-thousand years.

I am angry because there is a giant, toxic, black spot of oil, spreading its way across the Gulf Of Mexico. I am angry because there is a an island of plastic floating around, somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean. I am angry because the air in our cities is poisonous, and so are our rivers. I am angry because the "humans" continued their foolish practices of polluting the planet, despite repeated warnings by my people about the ice around the poles melting...and they still do.

I am angry at the world's leaders, who can do nothing but strut around like peacocks, bickering over the few remaining scraps of planetary resources while their people perish...they send children off to die in their senseless war games as they fatten themselves with their pillages. I am angry at the clergy, for their failure to act purely and for their greed...they make war in the name of God, and line their pockets with money from the poor and the faithful. I am angry at the wealthy; some for their naivete, and others because they are truly evil. I am angry at the poor; some for their complacency, and others because they are truly stupid.

I am angry because there are homeless people everywhere I look, while at the same time, huge, empty, corporate-owned office-buildings with controlled environments, hum along day and night, with only a lonely janitor or security-guard to occupy them.

I am angry at the professional world...I used to believe that hard work and loyalty would be rewarded, but no longer. I am angry with myself for my continuing participation in this rat race; I know better, and I only fall deeper into debt every day that I do. I am angry because my temporary position pays me less than my unemployment (which didn't give me enough to survive in the first place). I am angry because I have to drive to my assignment alone everyday with 100,000 other people, all jam-packed, bumper to bumper in our cars at 8:00 in the morning.

Most of all, I am angry because there is nothing I can do to change this hopeless situation, and although I know that many people care, there is nothing they can do to change it either. All we can do is run around madly like rats on a sinking ship, somehow instinctively sensing our doom, yet still looking for a way to higher ground...

David Settino Scott, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ENGLISH DEFENSE LEAGUE (HATE GROUP) VIDEO

Racism and religious intolerance is on the rise in England, as the English Defense League gains popularity.



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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ISRAEL ATTACKS PEACEFUL HUMANITARIAN RELIEF SHIPS (VIDEO)



Israel has attacked peaceful protest ships engaged in a humanitarian aid mission. This outrageous attack happened on the high seas in international waters.

Apparently, nine (9) people have been killed by the Israeli stormtroopers; an unknown number of people have been wounded. One woman is reported to have lost her left eye. It was early in the morning in Gaza when high speed attack boats and helicopters swooped in. It is reported that commandos in riot gear boarded the ship or ships after a barrage of sound-bombs, tear-gas, and explosions. The Israeli government has released edited video clips showing men in black riot-gear, attacking the occupants of a ship with batons, guns and other weapons. The above video came from Al Jazeera.

This attack appears to have been done with total disregard for international law. There was no possible threat from the peaceful protesters on the high seas, yet they were boarded and attacked. With the support and assistance of the United States, Israel has been subjugating and holding the Palistinian people in a virtual prison for many years now.  There is little doubt that this act of piracy by the Israeli government will infuriate and inflame an already distrustful Muslim world.  

If this wasn't such a serious crime against humanity, it would be laughable that Israel stole the demonstrators recording equipment along with all of their other media devices such as cell-phone camera's etc, and then released a heavily edited video on Youtube. Here it is!



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COST OF U.S. WARS NOW TOPS THREE TRILLION DOLLARS!













The cost of the United States' war against the Iraq and Afghanistan have now exceeded $$3 TRILLION DOLLARS$$ ($3,000,000,000,000)!!. Here is the link:
COST OF WAR

Friday, May 28, 2010

DEATH OF OUR OCEANS MEANS OUR OWN DEATH



Something not mentioned in this article is that this oil-spill could easily cycle its way all the way around the globe, polluting every ocean on the planet. Our oceans provide most of the food we eat and ocean-life is interconnected with all other life, so this monumental screw-up by the "Powers That Be" may even lead to the extinction (or near extinction) of the human race.

Here is a link: 10 HORRIFYING FACTS ABOUT THE GULF OIL SPILL



Monday, May 24, 2010

Sarah Palin Finally Speaks On Gulf Oil Spill

Her position: She points her finger at President Obama and accuses him of having ties to big oil. "The Obama Administration hasn't done enough..." She says.



Ms. Palin, when you were running for vice-president you were known for your catch-phrase "Drill baby, drill!" Your republican supporters rallied around you and chanted your slogan. In fact, the issue of unrestricted drilling versus environmental protection has been drawn across the party lines, with your conservative republican comrades deeply entrenched with the big energy companies.



Republicans are driven by nothing but greed.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER ATTACK IN THAILAND





These are disturbing images coming out of Thailand. The government and military are killing protestors who dare to speak out against its dictatorial leadership.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI IN FAVOR OF OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING

Alaskan Senator, Lisa Murkowski, a ranking member of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, gave a long speech today at the National Press Club's, Ocean Law and Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Apparently, even In the wake of the Gulf Oil Spill, the Republican Senator is in favor of the development of arctic regions using big oil money, and specifically in favor of continued exploration and exploitation of the oil reserves in the arctic (what a surprise).She even brazenly used the retreat of the ice shelf in support of her argument, claiming it has opened up more potential reserves for the US to tap into, and a need to bolster national security defenses in that region.  I noticed that she cautiously tried to use the word "exploring" instead of  "drilling" when speaking about raping the Earth and selling her blood for a profit. Please, do me a favor and tell Senator Lisa Murkowski just what you think about her little plan to pollute, pillage and exploit our planet! I have provide and easy link to her website, just fill out the contact form and let her have it:


JOHN F. KENNEDY ON SECURITY VERSUS FREEDOM

When I listened to this speech by John F. Kennedy, it became clear to me why he was assassinated. The "conspiracy" he speaks of must have been pretty pissed off by this. I would love to have your comment below...




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Thursday, May 20, 2010

ONE TIN SOLDIER

I always loved this song as a kid, it was just as fitting then as it is today...





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Friday, May 14, 2010

SARAH PALIN SPEAKS ON GULF OIL SPILL?


Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, famous for her slogan "Drill Baby, Drill!" which later became a favorite among republican supporters, should be on the front lines of the response effort, yet she has been strangely silent while millions of barrels of oil, spill unrestrained into the Gulf Of Mexico.

While I don't want to give Democrats too much credit for standing up against the Republicans and their evil plot to destroy the planet while making millions selling the World's oil to its own populace, it has been a favorite issue among the extreme left. So........

Let's tell her and the rest of the republican party to go clean up their Mess in the Gulf Of Mexico!

TELL SARAH PALIN AND THE REST OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO CLEAN UP THIER MESS IN THE GULF!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SUPERHERO WAR SEX ON A TRAIN (VIDEO)

There is little difference between the democrats and republicans any more. Let's send them all a message next election and vote Green!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO BOYCOTTS ARIZONA

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Responding to Arizona's passing of a controversial law designed to combat illegal immigration, last night San Francisco's City Council voted unanimously to boycott Arizona. The City of San Francisco will not only stop purchasing products from Arizona, they are reviewing and severing existing contracts as well.

Arizona's Governor responded by saying, "I don't know why they are sticking their nose in our business...they have a lot of problems in California."

Arizona's law is designed to give police officers the power to stop and question anyone they "reasonably" suspect  to be an illegal alien. Critics say the new law is unconstitutional because is encourages racial profiling by law enforcement officials.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

On The Subject Of Global Warming


On the subject of global warming, there is something no one has been talking about which I feel is very important to point out:

When sunlight hits the Earth, some of it is reflected back out into space by the atmosphere, and some of it is reflected by those parts of the earth which are covered with ice. As the ice which covers the North Sea retreats further and further, less light and heat is reflected out into space and more and more is absorbed by the dense waters of the ocean. An interesting property of matter is that the denser it is, the better it stores energy (heat). Because water is denser than land, it stores the heat from the Sun very efficiently--if you think it was hot in your hometown last summer, just imagine what it is going to be like after the arctic zones have thawed out! There is a very real possibility that things could get so hot that our oceans and atmosphere could start evaporating away into space. Scientists knew about this when I was a kid back in the nineteen seventies--people talked about it all the time, but no one thought it would happen so fast! "Don't worry" they said when I asked the grownups, "It will be hundreds or thousands of years from now."

Now, there is a very real possibility that we will see our poles thaw out within the next fifteen to twenty-five years. I have heard many predictions by the "experts," but in my opinion, it could already be too late to do anything about it. As the ice caps melt and the oceans rise; volcanoes become more active and earthquakes more frequent; floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes grow in number and size; usable land will become harder and harder to find. As food and water become more and more scarce, the wealthier classes will begin to fortify their homes, installing home-defense systems and purchasing powerful weapons. Overpopulated coastal urban areas will begin to see bands of roving bandits. Young men without jobs or hope, desperate to survive at whatever cost--if you think you have a problem with crime in your hometown now, just wait a few years! If things continue the way they have been, things are going to get a lot worse.

People talk almost casually about losing the ice around the poles. I actually heard some jerk in the bar the other day saying, "What do I care if the Polar Bears die?" I guess this is the kind of ignorance which has led to the situation we are in....people need to understand that all life on this planet is interconnected--when we lose a species off this planet, we lose part of what made us human. We will never know how many resources we have lost through our destruction of thousands of species of plants and animals, or how much of our own spirit we have destroyed...

Some say it won't do any good to speak of doom and gloom--that I am only contributing to our problems with such negative talk, but I will continue to spread the word! Please, share this article with as many people as you can and do what you can to make people wake up to this extremely urgent message!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN (VIDEO)

In case you haven't seen much war footage on your local news network recently, I thought I would share this video I found on Youtube:



U.S. Media war-coverage is fairly ambiguous and sterile, since it is subject to heavy censorship and influenced by the big corporations upon which it depends for advertising dollars.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

United States Supporting Brutal Dictators?

As a child I was taught to believe that I was growing up in the greatest country in the world. I taught that in the United States, individual freedom was protected and cherished. I watched old World War II movies and drank in the traditional ideals woven into their stories: Strong men who believed in what they were doing, fighting against the evil, expansionist, totalitarian governments of dictatorial and communist nations.

As I grew up, I was surprised to discover that in fact, the United States is guilty of installing and supporting fascist dictators all over the world--as long as they are willing to "play ball" with American businesses. The ideals of a foreign leader or government do not appear to be important when it comes to our foreign policy, just as long as their policies are favorable to "American interests".

This short Youtube clip explains my point fairly well. I also recommend doing some research on the School of the Americas, which has recently been renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute For Security Cooperation. Many of the schools graduates have been accused of war-crimes for their activities in foreign countries.



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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Obama Opens Offshore Oil-Drilling

It is my prediction that 25 years from now only the military and the very rich will possess and use gasoline.

I guess it is fitting then, that President Obama should announce the resolution to open offshore oil drilling at Andrews Naval Air Base in Washington. Since it will take about ten years to get the proposed platforms operational, this move will not significantly effect gas prices for US consumers. In my opinion it is more of a gift to the Pentagon from a President who wants to improve his popularity with military personnel.

Once again we see that there is little difference between Democrats and Republicans. Both parties have been ripping off the American People and the rest of the world for generations. The impending energy crisis is nothing new. Liberals saw this coming back in the seventies, and conservatives tried to ignore their warnings like ostriches with their heads stuck in the sand.

It is high time we stop pretending our problems will just go away if we ignore them. From the condition of things here on Earth, it is clear that things have been managed poorly. Let us stop wasting our precious irreplaceable resources,and killing ourselves in the process. We must start cleaning up our mess now. It may already be too late!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Obama Speaks At George Mason University Patriot Center

Tonight President Obama made a final push for the health care reform bill just before it goes up for its final vote. Whether you agree with the Health Care Plan or not, isn't it refreshing to have a president who can put a sentence together for a change? After eight years of Bush's putting his foot in his mouth every time he opened it, it is really a pleasure to hear President Obama speak! If only he weren't so inclined to keep giving money to the military for wasteful purposes, I would support President Obama fully.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Occupation - Johnny Punish


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Obama On Military Spending



There is not enough difference between the Democrats and Republicans. Because I live in very blue voting district for the first time in my life I had the luxury of "voting my conscience," instead of voting for "the lesser of two evils." I voted for the Green Party candidate, not because I thought she would make a great president, but because I really agree with the Green Party agenda and I wanted to send a message to the Democrats. I agree that Obama was a better choice than McCain, but only by a small margin. Both the Democrats and Republicans have been ripping off the taxpayers since way before I was born. The thing that worried me about Obama right from the beginning was his warlike and hawkish attitudes. We need to stop giving money to the military and Obama never talked about that.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Iraq War Raw Combat Footage

This is some pretty gripping war footage. I don't understand why we send our soldiers halfway across the planet to blow stuff up. Why can't they build rails, wind turbines, hospitals, schools, and other positive stuff that we need at home now?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

US PRISON POPULATION GREATER THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY



I wasn't surprised to hear about this, but it appears to be very interesting to the British. They also point out that a good deal of manufacturing in the U.S. is done by prison laborers who work for virtually nothing at all (slavery).

Mitt Romney Speaks Out Against Obama

Mitt Romney harshly criticized President Obama's actions since he has taken office in a speech today on C-SPAN .

I'm getting tired of hearing Republicans complain about all of the things the President is doing to reverse the damage of eight years of Republican failure. While Bush was in office, he had the luxury of a Republican congress that gave him anything he asked for. Without any Democratic restraint he managed to spend every dime of the huge surplus that was left in the treasury when Clinton left office and put the country deeply into debt with the rest of world.

The answer to the country's financial problems is really simple: Stop spending $3 Billion per month blowing stuff up half-way around the world! Over three-quarters of our national budget goes to the military! This money should be spent at home, building schools, bridges, and hospitals; it should be spent on building housing and giving food to our poor; we should be investing in a space program! Instead, Mr. Romney speaks about building up our military even more! He wants to pump up our troop levels!

Listen, the Republicans had their chance and clearly failed miserably with their warlike policies. The result of their failure has been pain and suffering all over the world, including here at home.

The next time you hear some near-sighted republican complaining about Obama, do me and the rest of the world a favor and remind them that it was their policies which got us into this mess in the first place!
By now it is clear that republicans only care about their stock funds and protecting their wealth. They make their money from the blood and sweat of the poor and human suffering appears to mean nothing to them.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Demonstrators Halt Traffic In Oakland

This news is breaking as I write it. 200 demonstrators have shut down traffic on the freeway at the 880-980 Junction, in Oakland during rush hour. Police are arresting them in mass. I will add video as it becomes available.

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Hopes She "Won't See War In Her Lifetime..."

Assemblywoman, Fiona Ma, Representing California's 12th Assembly District was in attendance at the installation of a Veteran's flag pole in front of City Hall today. There was much beating of war drums and general military pomp. I was dumbfounded when, while being interviewed on live television, Assemblywoman Ma said, "I hope that we won't see war in my lifetime...[but I feel it is likely that I will]."

I would like to be the first to point out to the Assemblywoman that we are at war right now and have been in a constant state of war ever since the beginning of the Korean Conflict. I am shocked that an elected official of her stature would make such an outrageous and simple-minded statement. Please, do the world a favor and send the Assemblywoman an email, informing her that we are currently at war and have been for many years. Here is a convenient link to the contact form on her website:


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Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else

I realize this will offend some of my religious friends, but this is too good not to post and I think we can all agree that there are some "inconsistencies" in The Old Testament. The main problem I have with religion in general, is that people often use it to try to impose their own ideologies on other people. The debate on gay marriage stands out as an excellent example.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chicago's Gun Ban to Go Before Supreme Court

The right to bear arms will undergo a trial by the Supreme Court, beginning today.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is that part of the Bill of Rights which protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. According to the American Bar Association, there has been more disagreement on how to interpret the Second Amendment than any other part of the Constitution. Because there are supporters and detractors of the right to bear arms on both the right and the left, this battle will not be decided today. Other cases where the Supreme Court has sought to interpret the Second Amendment include: United States v. Cruikshank (1875), Presser v. Illinois (1886), Miller v. Texas (1894), Robertson v. Baldwin (1897), United States v. Miller (1939), and District of Columbia v. Heller (2008).


Personally, I don't want cops and criminals to be the only people with guns. I believe the intent of the framers of the Second Amendment was to prevent the Government from oppressing the American people through force and give the people a means to protect themselves against unreasonable government intrusion into their personal freedoms.

In light of the Supreme Court's recent decision to remove limits on Corporate political campaign contributions (effectively putting the US Government into the hands of private industry), I suspect the Court will betray the American people again and enforce the proposed weapons ban.

Here is a link to ABC's article on the subject: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-hears-chicago-gun-ban-case/story?id=9780703

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Monday, March 1, 2010

San Francisco Considers Law To Target Homeless And Poor

The City of San Francisco is considering a "sit-lie" law which would make criminals out of anyone who sits or lies on the sidewalks. This is inhumane legislation targeting homeless and poverty stricken people who have nowhere else to go. Of course police groups are in favor of the proposed law, because it will give them another excuse to search people for drugs and/or go on "fishing expeditions" to see if they can find some other reason to arrest them.


This really upsets me. It is the same wherever you go--new laws designed to restrict the freedom of the individual and secure the power of a police state are being drawn up in small rooms with little natural light. Where is a homeless person supposed to go if they can’t even sleep on the sidewalk? Will this new law effect other citizens who maybe just need a rest or are experiencing a medical emergency? Will the police profile and target only people who "appear" to be homeless and poor, or people who just dress a certain way?


It is already miserable to be homeless—it shouldn't be illegal too. Contrary to popular belief, most homeless did not become so out of choice and not because they are lazy, stupid, or immoral. I invite you to my pages devoted to raising awareness on homelessness: http://sites.google.com/site/homelessactionnetwork/. There you will find more information and pictures I have taken of homeless people:  I am often surprised by their cheerfulness and sense of pride. I usually give them a dollar or two for the privilege of photographing them. 



Please, help me raise awareness about this assault on our civil liberties by sharing this post with as many people as you can. Together maybe we can prevent this clearly oppressive law.



Friday, February 5, 2010

Staggering Unemployment Graphic

I just had to share this with you all...Click "Play" to see the horrible results of eight years of neoconservative policies.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Former Timothy Geithner Testifies On Wall Street Bail Out

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday on the bailout of the giant insurance company, AIG. It was great to finally see someone having to answer some questions about what, in my opinion, was the biggest rip off of the American people since the inception of the Federal Reserve Bank.


At one point during the hearing, after a particularly tense round of questioning, Mr. Geithner made a great effort to appear indignant, saying to one of his questioners, "....you are suggesting that we weren't acting in the public's interest...!" 


Pretty comical, Mr. Geithner! Of course he knows that is the reason for the hearings in the first place.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Obama Takes All Questions From House Republicans

President Obama gave a courageous and brilliant performance today, when he spent an hour and a half on camera taking questions and discussing hot-button issues with house Republicans. Click to see it on C-SPAN.
In contrast to former President Bush, who never dared put himself in situations where he might actually have to form his own sentences in a debate format, President Obama answered all of his critics' questions competently and with pure logic. The Republican representatives, kept trying the same old tactics of political jockeying and inserting rhetoric and political attacks into their questions, but the President rebuffed them every time while answering their questions with perfect clarity.

Good job, President Obama!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS





"Support Our Troops." Used early in the invasion and occupation of Iraq as a counter to the growing anti-war movement, this patriotic slogan has since undergone a metamorphosis. As the scores of injured and mentally disturbed soldiers return from the battle fields to their home-towns and try to re-integrate into society, their friends and families are learning that no amount of support can ever heal the psychological wounds that soldiers suffer.

Although I have respect for people who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, I believe heroism should be associated with a just cause. The illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq has caused such widespread destruction that any glory claimed from taking part in cleaning up the mess, should be carefully examined. Don't tell me they are fighting for my freedom, because in my opinion that is pure garbage! The war was sold to the American people with lies and propaganda. Even among the right-wing there are few who will now deny that the invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have had much more to with energy resources and geopolitical strategic posturing than anything else.

There is no justification for the illegal, immoral invasion and occupation of a peaceful country.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State Of The Union Address

During the President's speech tonight I noticed something that surprised me. Although, I always thought that illegal immigration was one of the right-wing's favorite personal peeve's, when the President talked about reforming our county's immigration policy, very few of the Republican attendees stood up to applaude; conversely, nearly all of the Democrat attendees were on their feet clapping immediately. The Republican side of the gallery only grudgingly stood up when the President spoke of ending the war in Iraq: why do Republican's love war so much?

Although it has long been my position that both parties have been ripping off the American public for generations, it has been demonstrated that the Democrat's policies lead to a healthier economy and a freer society. It is clear that the right-wing's bottom line is always profits; they appear to be against anything that might threaten corporate profits.

The President's speech was strong and well delivered; he made a lot of sense. By contrast the Republican rebuttal was weak: The Republican's complain a lot about the President's ideas, but they always seem to forget that it was their irresponsible fiscal policies that led to the economic disaster the world is now facing.

Friday, January 22, 2010

SUPREME COURT THROWS OUT LIMITS ON CORPORATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS


The United States Supreme Court shocked the nation yesterday, when it decided to overturn it's own 1907 decision limiting corporate spending in political elections. This decision essentially puts the United States government securely in the pockets of the biggest corporations in  the country! 


It may not be a coincidence that the Court has done this at a time when corporate oversight is more crucial than ever: Health care reform is big in the public's mind and it is no secret that the insurance and drug companies have a lot to lose; Wall Street has been asked to return the money that our "government" gave them just before Bush left office, and they have given most of it away already in executive bonuses; also, it is imperative that we take action globally to prevent the pollution that has led to global warming and could possibly destroy human life on Earth.


With the Supreme Court's latest ruling, any efforts to curb harmful corporate activities can easily be squashed by corporations that feel such efforts will interfere with their profits. Elections will be decided by corporations, who will install whatever politicians best favor their interests.


Democracy in this country is now only a dim memory, if it ever really existed at all...  

Thursday, January 14, 2010

World War III, Get Both Sides Of The Story


After reading books such as George Orwell's, 1984, or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and seeing movies with the same general message like Brazil, THX-1138, Wag The Dog, etc., I have had little trust in the mainstream sources for world news. Accordingly, I spend a lot of time looking for alternative information sources whenever I am trying to find the truth on global political matters.

The PAK-ALERT PRESS stands out as an excellent source for independant stories and articles out of the Middle- East and especially with respect to the situation in the region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The photos and stories that I find there, give a realistic perspective to the stark reality of a distant war that most Americans are insulated from by our sterile and impotent media giants.

Here is the article that inspired me to write this: The Anatomy Of America's Defeat In Afghanistan

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Muse Yourself

Life begins at forty I have heard, but I could be mistaken. Maybe it was "life begins at fired". Both these occurred within about three weeks of each other so my actual delivery date is ambiguous. As far as work is concerned, I can't say I'm really "missing" it. I graduated with a romantic desire to work in some new green technology. My enthusiasm collided with a faltering economy and I ended up working for a Dutch software company writing code to simulate oil field production. OK, I did it for the money. Somewhere between graduating and the job that would kill my passion, someone told me that true responsibility lied in a steady paycheck, health insurance (see Flu as a pre-existing condition), and giving up my bicycle as transportation for a car. I became a proper consuming, polluting, and productive member of society. This is what happens when you do not follow your muse.
First, what exactly is your muse? What they don't tell you is that there are more than one. There are, in fact, nine muses according to the Greeks or Romans. Your choices range from Calliope (epic poetry) to Melpomene (tragedy) and variations in-between possibly involving dancing or playing the flute. I believe we could create more modern versions of these muses such as: Blogonia (politics), Yogaerpe (holistic health), or Ployspamnia (web development). We may even create hybrid muses for specific interests, such as: Thaliablogonia (political humor). One kind of muse you will not find is one centered around social stability or the pursuit of money which brings me back to my last employment.
My boss decided to task me with scheduling lunch hour lectures. My co-workers grew to hate me as my task turned into cajoling them into standing in front of the entire company and talking instead of eating. The upshot was we could talk about anything we wanted with special butt kissing points awarded to anyone who could make our miserable job look exciting. My own lecture was on the compelling topic of "peak oil". For those who are unaware of what this means, it's when the easy oil is taped out and the remaining oil fields become economically unfeasible to develop (think tar sands). The term develop is actually a misnomer. oil is not developed but removed from the ground and replaced with seawater, but developed sounds more creative and innovative. The United States hit peak oil back in the mid seventies. That's why we import so much now. Anyhow, my lecture, complete with graphs and figures, comes to an end and all I see are stunned co-workers and supervisors. "So what you are saying Charley is we are in a dying business?" I hate to give happy go lucky geeks bad news but I thought it might be important. To the main boss this was almost treason. Lectures were meant to raise moral, rally the troops, and to develop a sense of guilt and servitude toward the company. Whatever reason my boss had for terminating my contract doesn't really matter. The point is that I am free. I can only blame myself if I get into another working situation that drains the hemoglobin from my vitals. I might do better becoming a carbon neutral street performer or following the muse of Ecobuskina .