Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Big Bang and the universe is expanding


I really enjoy Michio Kaku's presentations on the subject of time, but what I can't understand is his - and science's - generally accepted "truths" about the Big Bang and the ever expanding universe.


It's simple, yet as unanswerable as the original question - because these "answers" aren't really answers at all, just theories that, at least in my opinion, hold no more water then any other theory.


Okay, start with the Big Bang. This theory says there was a moment when it all started. The question that defeats this theory is "what was there before the Big Bang". Absolutely nothing? Nah. There was something. Whether it was God who created the Big Bang or something else, there was something before the Big Bang. Common sense dictates.

And the "ever exanding universe"? Similar thinking applies. What is the ever expanding universe expanding into? Nothing? What does "nothing" look like? Empty space? What is empty space? Or is it a wall? If it's a wall, doesn't the wall have depth? If not, what is behind the wall? Nothing? What does nothing look like? That is, isn't "nothing" something? Of course it is.

So what do these interesting theories really mean? What do they really do for us? They give us something to talk and sound smart about. Not that I would denigrate Michio Kaku, because I really do enjoy his presentations, but it's entertainment, not "science" in the sense of it providing answers to questions, because it doesn't. In fact, it doesn't even raise new questions because the original questions stand as they did - from the beginning of time.

All we really know is that we don't know, that we never knew, and what it seems (at least I think) we'll never know: the meaning of it all. We're not closer today to understanding the meaning of it all then the 1st observers were.


Articles for May 23, 2009

From FBI Blows It: Supposed Terror Plot Against NY Synagogues Is Bogus By Robert Dreyfuss

"Despite the pompous statements from Mayor Bloomberg of New York and other politicians, including Representative Peter King, the whole story is bogus. The four losers may have been inclined to violence, and they may have harbored a virulent strain of anti-Semitism. But it seems that the informant whipped up their violent tendencies and their hatred of Jews, cooked up the plot, incited them, arranged their purchase of weapons, and then had them busted. To ensure that it made headlines, the creepy informant claimed to be representing a Pakistani extremist group, Jaish-e Muhammad, a bona fide terrorist organization. He wasn't, of course."

"It is disgusting and outrageous that the FBI is sending provocateurs into mosques."

From Elite Colleges Are Promoting a Culture of Selfish, Cutthroat Behavior and We Are All Paying the Price By Peter Schmidt

"It should come as no surprise to them that many on Wall Street and in Washington have proven ethically bankrupt and without regard for people of lesser means, because their admissions policies have done much to ensure such a result."

"In determining which applicants they will admit and put on the fast track, most elite higher-education institutions systematically favor people from privileged backgrounds who display selfish, cutthroat behavior. The results are campus environments where disregard for society is socially accepted, where bad people are encouraged to become worse."

Say What? Cheney: Support for Israel Feeds Terrorism By Ray McGovern

"Will Cheney fire his speechwriter? He clearly stated that U.S. support for Israel is one of the "true sources of resentment" for terrorists."

"Oozing out of the sleazy speech he gave Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute was an inadvertent truth regarding the Israeli albatross hanging around the neck of U.S. policy in the Middle East."

"Are you ready for a scoop that is not a scoop, but that almost no one knows about?"

"It has to do with an unclassified study published, not by some “liberal” think-tank, but by the Pentagon-appointed U.S. Defense Science Board just two months after the 9/11 Commission Report. That report directly contradicted what Cheney and President Bush had been saying about “why they hate us,” letting the elephant out of the bag and into the room, so to speak:"

“Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favor of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the longstanding, even increasing support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, and the Gulf States. Thus, when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy.”

"Buried there was bin Laden's assertion that the idea for 9/11 first germinated after "we witnessed the oppression and tyranny of the American-Israeli coalition against our people in Palestine and Lebanon.""

$1 Trillion and Counting... By Jo Comerford

"On September 12, 2001, could we have predicted spending $1 trillion for wars allegedly fought in response to the tragedy gripping our nation? Could we have imagined the human as well as economic costs?"


Friday, May 22, 2009

Neocon Group Calls for Military Strikes on Media

Neocon Group Calls for Military Strikes on Media by Jeremy Scahill

"Of course, the media have shaped the outcome of conflicts for centuries, from the European wars of religion through Vietnam. More recently, though, the media have determined the outcomes of conflicts. While journalists and editors ultimately failed to defeat the U.S. government in Iraq, video cameras and biased reporting guaranteed that Hezbollah would survive the 2006 war with Israel and, as of this writing, they appear to have saved Hamas from destruction in Gaza. …"

"Although it seems unthinkable now, future wars may require censorship, news blackouts, and, ultimately, military attacks on the partisan media. Perceiving themselves as superior beings, journalists have positioned themselves as protected-species combatants. But freedom of the press stops when its abuse kills our soldiers and strengthens our enemies. Such a view arouses disdain today, but a media establishment that has forgotten any sense of sober patriotism may find that it has become tomorrow’s conventional wisdom."

"The point of all this is simple: Win. In warfare, nothing else matters. If you cannot win clean, win dirty. But win. Our victories are ultimately in humanity’s interests, while our failures nourish monsters."

"It is, of course, very appropriate that such a despicable battle cry for murdering media workers appears in a JINSA publication. The organization has long boasted an all-star cast of criminal "advisers," among them Dick Cheney, Richard Perle, James Woolsey, John Bolton, and Douglas Feith. JINSA, along with the Project for a New American Century, was one of the premiere groups in shaping U.S. policy during the Bush years and remains a formidable force with Obama in the White House. "

Six Ways the Af-Pak War Is Expanding by Tom Engelhardt

"Of course, there are now so many bulls in this particular china shop that smashing is increasingly the name of the game. At this point, the early moves of the Obama administration, when combined with the momentum of the situation it inherited, have resulted in the expansion of the Af-Pak War in at least six areas, which only presage further expansion in the months to come: ... "

Why Goldman Sachs Is the Greediest and Most Dastardly of the Wall Street Pigs By Jim Hightower

In the "this has to make you sick" department, read the following 2 articles and ask yourself the obvious questions ...

U.S. to Steer GM Toward Bankruptcy By David Cho, Peter Whoriskey and Kendra Marr

"Under the GM draft bankruptcy plan, the company would receive just short of $30 billion in additional federal loans, a source said. The figure is a starting point in negotiations between the government and the company, the source said, and could change. A cash injection that large would boost the U.S. investment in GM to nearly $45 billion. "

Senate Passes $91.3 Billion War Funding Bill by Andrew Taylor

"The Senate voted 86-3 to pass the bill, which provides money for military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan"

Let's make no mistakes about this: First, GM's decision makers are wholly and fully responsible for the company's plight. Second, anyone who looks at these numbers must be awed at the ease with which massive military spending on a war nobody wants and we can't possibly win cut like butter through our AIPAC-regulated Congress, while a considerably lesser amount to save GM and countless workers/jobs ran into a wall. And this pales in comparison to the mountain of taxpayer money $8.5 trillion given to Wall Street.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

The enemy within: our own information supply

There are some really important things we need to be very much aware of. I know I've harped on these issues before, and I run the risk of being called names, shouted down, etc., but I really do care about America and have spent considerate time and effort studying the big problems that beset this country and I'm every bit as determined to right these wrong as those in power are to continue perpetrating them.

1. Our information supply, the so-called 'mass media' defines our society. Like it or not, this is a fact and is the most significant player in the entire scheme of things.

There are a handful of barons who control the editorial content of most of the information shown on TV, newspapers and movies. What they've done with this power is one of histories greatest deceptions and atrocities. We are NOT what the barons tell us we are. This is most particularly true of the imagery that's been pounded a million times in bit-sized pieces by their machine into our unconscious minds about the basic nature of Christianity. The average Christian has nothing to do with so-called evangelicals, who have been puffed into prominence by the media hyping machine.

2. The media hype about torture is smoke and mirrors: the truly, unmentioned, monstrous crime was the invasion of Iraq, the killing and maiming of hundreds of thousands of innocent people and the destruction wrought on that country - with similar behavior in Afghanistan and who knows which other country next.

Sure, the torture angle is a horrible component of this massive travesty, but it's dwarfed by the larger crimes. It's in the headlines because everyone knows horrible crimes have been committed and ultimately someone must be held accountable, so the heads of those behind the torture program are being offered - in lieu of the neocon gang who pulled off that invasion.

3. Media hype about our so-called concern for the middle east is absolution rubbish. Americans care about America first, and our position in the world second. The media barons are absolutely unrelenting in pushing their concern over the Middle East into our faces and our unconscious minds, and they've created an illusion that people believe others believe, but the truth is very different.

4. If we're going to salvage what's left of America, before it's too late, we must remove big money control over Washington. The technology exists to make this possible, and we do have the will to do it. What we lack is organization, the essence of which exists in our information supply - the very thing we're deprived of and which is working against us. The Internet offers the potential to rectify this massive problem, but only if we can further it's development until it does serve as an organization vehicle serving we the people. Make no mistake about this: those with the power/money/control today are in hyper-drive to do something about the Internet so this never happens. The saddest part is that we're one attack away from them declaring the Internet a tool of our (read: their) enemy, at which time they will make their move to seize control of it - using technology being developed for China today. People need to understand that computer technology, once developed, can be replicated very, very quickly.


Some important articles for today:

Some important articles for today:

The Toll Booth Economy By Michael Hudson

American Amnesia: We Forget Our Atrocities Almost As Soon as We Commit Them By Noam Chomsky

Think war with Iran is out of the question, think again intro page at

"Hate and revenge is a disease" Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

"My Son Is a Murderer" -- The Gut-Wrenching Realities Facing Military Moms By Rose Aguilar

Watching Obama Morph Into Dick Cheney by Paul Craig Robert

Reviewing Obama (my title) by Alexander Cockburn


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Colin Powell

Read Colin Powell Got Snookered at CIA by Ray McGovern

For the account on how this otherwise outstanding man was destroyed by the neocon gang.

Iran. By the way, are you seeing the propaganda pump-up against Iran? It's the same folks in our information supply who pumped up for the invasion of Iraq who are moving on Iran now.

I feel so sorry for America - having been victimized by this duping machine again and again and again. If you want to understand more, google: american media zionists.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

The mask comes off

If you read this article: New York Times Considers Two Plans to Charge for Content on the Web by John Koblin, and especially the reader comments, you'll notice that nobody has either the courage or the insight to call a spade a spade.

What is the reality here? It's that the Internet has unmasked the mass media for what it really is: a political/propaganda instrument that has been selling people on an alternate reality for far too long now. Since 9/11 the gulf between reality and the editorial positions of virtually all (which amounts to a handful of barons) major media players has grown into a towering inferno of the deceit at their core.

To see this, you have to stand far back - pretend you're on the moon looking at Earth - asking yourself questions like "of all the countries, people and events in the whole world, why did America bet it's farm on a military invasion of the Middle East?" and "looking at the whole world, do I think Iran should be at the top of our list of things to do?" ... and the list goes on, but the point that becomes clear as you think about it is that the real world is a very different place then the picture the newspapers have been painting of it.

America stands alone in the world when it comes to "news", with it's own points of view and priorities that collide with others around the world, and as more and more people become aware of the contrast - and gravitate towards other views, the situation only hastens the doom of these "operators'.

The Internet has been around long enough to have already served as a breeding ground for writers and contributors with different points of view, and today I could list at least 25 significant writers who are already emerging to the top of my (and others) reading lists. I haven't given the NY Times more then a cursory glance in many years now. I subscribed to the Wall Street Journal for years, but then 9/11 happened and the editorial position that newspaper took was so adverse to my beliefs that I unsubscribed and haven't even looked it since then.

It was a conspiracy, and I can call it that because it was detailed, outlined in the PNAC Statement of Principles that was acted out. Perhaps it was thought that the act of publishing this manifesto gave it legitimacy, or perhaps it was never intended to be published for the general public, but the Internet got in the way). In any case, that conspiracy took place, was acted out, and today we are just starting to feel the tragic consequences of that mentality.

Not only are we in the middle of it's consequences, but the perpetrators are now caught between the rock and the hard place. Now people have an easy choice in front of them: continue to believe in their crumbling vision or listen to people telling the truth. Until now they dominated the news-scape because newspaper publishing has always been a capital intensive business, and it was never imagined they could possibly lose their dominance - until the Internet came along.

I can personally attest to the surprise that was the Internet, that nobody saw it coming, because I was an analyst at Prodigy in the beginning of it all. Prodigy was IBM and Sears' centralized concept of the proposition, which, after hardly a fight, was sold off as scrap when the decentralized option (the Internet, a la AOL at the time) won the battle. Very specifically, one year nobody knew about the Internet, the next year it was an unstoppable force.

What the Internet did was make it possible for other points of view, written by a growing number of very capable, informed and reasonable people, to share thoughts with a growing number of interested readers. The low cost eliminated the barrier of entry to media publishing which had propped up, surrounded and protected the empire, and now anyone with something to say could say it to the masses.

Sure, the incapable, uninformed loud-mouth wannabees that also came pouring out of the woodwork appeared, had their 15 minutes, and then fell by the wayside. But enough people who did matter were left standing, and today, while the Internet is still in it's infancy, we're already seeing this "new breed of writers and editors" coalesce around websites with names like,,, the American Conservative, Bill Moyers, truthdig, the nation, wired, etc.

Left unchecked, this breed will grow and flourish. It's collided head-on with the old breed and already we're seeing articles like this, talking about the plight of the poor newspapers. Don't you think it just a bit curious that not a word in the article itself or the feedback from readers even hints at this point of view? Does this make you wonder about what gets into reader feedback and what gets filtered?

Once unmasked, the propaganda machine becomes exposed for what it really is, and in the age of the Internet, it cannot survive - because people do ultimately tire of the distortions, puffing, spinning and other machinations, and they tend to go in the direction of the truth. That is, the propaganda machine cannot exist when exposed to the light of day - and that's exactly what's happening with newspapers across America and the world.

So what does the NY Times do? It's choice is really simple: start following the truth, wherever it leads (as Socrates taught), or stay in the propaganda business, collect whatever it can from a shrinking readership, and watch itself shrivel and die, as did the centralized version of the Internet.

While the newspapers are between a rock and a hard place, we who depend on the Internets growth are in a very delicate position: specifically that all bets on the Internet saving us from their clutches are off if they find a way to control or disrupt it. Most unfortunately for us right now, one more attack here and you can bet your bottom dollar that the newspapers will claim "without the Internet they couldn't have attacked us, and now clamping down and controlling it is a matter of national security".

If you recall the pump-up preceding the invasion of Iraq, you'll recall how the handful of barons at the top of the media empires acted in concert to promote and sell the American public on supporting that invasion. We now know more about the truth being the invasion, and it's true intents. While very sadly this knowledge hasn't translated into action yet - but lets us make no mistake about it: Bush, the neocon gang and the media barons behind that scheme should be on trail for war crimes. The big lesson here is that if that gang pulled off a conspiracy that large, then seizing control of the Internet is not only something they want to do, but something they believe they can do. The only thing that can stop them is us and what's left of our democratic society.

The Internet has given us this new breed of editors, this alternate information system, and here we are today. What it hasn't done for us yet is provide the means to implement democratic control of our government. Technically, it can be done. Even I could do it. Why it doesn't exist yet is a matter of consternation, but as a technical proposition it is as inevitable as death and taxes. The real question that only the future will answer is whether what's possible will happen - or be crushed.

If it's crushed, it will stay that way for a very long time. If it's not crushed, it will defeat them and push their evil mentality to the sidelines, and open the doors to a future that we've all been waiting to hear about.

- a model government, truly of/by/for the people
- top priority given to the plight of the world's poor and suffering
- a reinvigorated United Nations and World Court
- housing and health care safety nets for all people
- opportunity for the gifted and hard workers to earn more if they choose
- embracing the concept of space as our destiny. We don't have population problem, there will never be enough people for this enterprise.
- furtherance of the Internet and technology as an information source freely available for all people
- automatic language translators that will enable people around the world to speak a common language

Today there is a guy in jail for 10 years because he burned a dipsy dumpster behind a store, while this gang remains rich, powerful and free. A third of the world's population doesn't have ready access to potable water. We're fighting a war in two countries against an enemy we can't even recognize - that we can't possibly win - and this last week our so-called representative in Congress authorized another 100 billion dollars to wage for the next few months. These are staggering examples of what's so wrong on such a vast scale. And at the heart of all this is our information supply, the poor, struggling newspaper reaching out to be saved.


Saving Israel From Itself

From this article:

Saving Israel From Itself - The two-state solution is the only way to guarantee the Jewish state’s long-term security—and our own. by John J. Mearsheimer

"The United States is in deep trouble in the Middle East and has a serious terrorism problem in good part because of its unconditional support for Israel’s policies in the Occupied Territories. Backing Israel at almost every turn also makes it harder for Washington to get open support from moderate Arab states, even when dealing with common threats like Iran."

"Israel’s backers often maintain that American support for Israel had nothing to do with 9/11, but this claim is simply not true. Consider the motivations of Khalid Sheik Muhammed, whom the 9/11 Commission describes as the “principle architect of the attacks.” According to the commission, “KSM’s animus toward the United States stemmed not from his experiences there as a student, but rather from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel.” Numerous independent accounts have also documented that Osama bin Laden has been deeply concerned about the Palestinian situation since he was young, and the 9/11 Commission reports that he wanted the attackers to strike Congress, which he saw as the most important source of support for Israel in the United States. The commission also tells us that bin Laden twice wanted to move the date of the attacks forward because of events involving Israel—even though doing so would have increased the risk of failure."

"In short, there is little hope of ending America’s terrorism problem and improving its standing in the Middle East if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not resolved. That will only happen if there is a two-state solution, and that will only occur if the United States puts pressure on Israel."

"The special relationship has become a liability for Israel as well. No country has ever pursued a flawless foreign policy, yet the lobby makes it impossible for American leaders to criticize Israel when it does something foolish. Think of the 2006 Lebanon War, when Washington backed Israel to the hilt while it employed a strategy that was, as most Israelis now recognize, boneheaded. The United States would have been a better friend had it pressured Israel to come up with a smarter response or pressed for a quick ceasefire. But that is not how the special relationship works. It is hard to see how this situation makes good sense for Israel."

What's the basic problem here? It's that once truth and reality are distorted, an alternate reality sets in. The process is like building a house of cards that eventually collapses because the weight of it's pieces overwhelm the misfitted pieces of it's infrastructure - and down crumbles the house of cards.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

We Wouldn't Want to Inflame Anti-American Sentiment

Be sure to catch this article, We Wouldn't Want to Inflame Anti-American Sentiment by Glenn Greenwald

"We're currently occupying two Muslim countries. We're killing civilians regularly (as usual) -- with airplanes and unmanned sky robots. We're imprisoning tens of thousands of Muslims with no trial, for years. Our government continues to insist that it has the power to abduct people -- virtually all Muslim -- ship them to Bagram, put them in cages, and keep them there indefinitely with no charges of any kind. We're denying our torture victims any ability to obtain justice for what was done to them by insisting that the way we tortured them is a "state secret" and that we need to "look to the future." We provide Israel with the arms and money used to do things like devastate Gaza. Independent of whether any or all of these policies are justifiable, the extent to which those actions "inflame anti-American sentiment" is impossible to overstate."


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The New Neocons

Read The New Neocons The left wing of the War Party raises its ugly head by Justin Raimondo

- "suffice to say that these worthies were the real intellectual authors of the Iraq war."

- "It took them a good decade, but in the end they succeeded: both major political parties are now committed to their program of endless military intervention in the Middle East, with the only differences being tactical."

- "In order to bamboozle the American public into believing that this was a defensive and justifiable war, the neocons and their allies came up with various arguments ...

- "The campaign to link the two figures in the public mind was so successful that, to this day, there are a large number of people who believe Saddam Hussein authored the 9/11 attacks"

- "CNAS is the new American Enterprise Institute in that it is left-neocon central in the way that AEI and PNAC performed a similar function during the Bush years."

- "I can’t help but look and marvel at the disparate character of their antipode – this Web site. They’re spending millions to promote the same old militaristic blather, albeit under the banner of an ersatz liberalism, while we’re in the midst of a fundraising drive to raise a relatively measly $70,000 to continue operating. I’ll bet CNAS, which is feeding at the federal trough, spends that much every quarter on lunch!"


And read How to Make the Neocons Crazy About the Middle East: Tell Them the Truth By Ira Chernus

- "Hamas has long endorsed a two-state solution, but when the NY Times reported it, kooky neocon Charles Krauthammer went unhinged."


And don't miss this article Stop ‘Helping’ Af-Pak by Rep. Ron Paul for a compelling - but oh, so obvious - account on why we must stop what's happening in the ME.

He must be getting tired of speaking the same old truths when nobody seems to care much or even be listening. I hear him, and I feel every bit as strongly, but the powers-that-be do have a way of wearing people down and out. As Justin Raimondo of says, it's hard to get the meager contributions it takes to keep his excellent website running, compared to the millions poured into every crevice of the the war party machine. It's incredible, when you think about it.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saigon Again?

In Saigon Again? by Philip Giraldi, May 12, 2009, Philip writes:

"The problem with assessing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy after little more than 100 days is that it is nearly impossible to distinguish what has already become policy from approaches that might be termed more tentative. Does he really think that a continued American engagement in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and on behalf of Israel serves the national interest?"

The Bomb Iran Faction by Gary Leupp is another must read on America's biggest problem.

"With Iran, it’s very different. Those advocating the attack on Iran don’t mince words: the U.S. must, they tell us, use its armed might to destroy Iran’s nuclear program for Israel."

and this nugget:

"AIPAC emerges as strong as ever with half of Congress dutifully attending its convention"

HALF OF CONGRESS! Imagine that. Have you seen the John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt report?

and this ...

"The neocons are sometimes described as an intellectual movement influenced by University of Chicago philosopher Leo Strauss as well as (in a curious way) Trotskyism, the principle proponents of which are almost entirely secular Jews and passionate Zionists."


Monday, May 11, 2009

"You can't handle the truth"

"But I believe, resources or no, that our mission there requires new thinking and new approaches from our military leaders," he said. "Today we have a new policy set by our new president. We have a new strategy, a new mission, and a new ambassador. I believe that new military leadership also is needed."

So blathered Defense Secretary Robert Gates here and elsewhere.

Why can't he handle the truth? Because the truth is the one thing that the military will never see: that it's presence is the problem. This is true for Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries on the Neocon agenda. Yin and risen, and Yang will rise to the challenge, once again. In an ultimate sense, this is what's really happening. These flare-ups happen every time this lesson is forgotten. Sometimes it can be stuffed back into the bottle, such as Korea and Vietnam, but sometimes it can't.

This one can't because we don't even understand what the war is all about. Too many Americans have decided to believe the original duping or figure it's beyond their ability to understand, but when the average American finally does get around to figuring out the real (not the entirely discredited and totally fake) reasons behind the invasion of Iraq - that it's really a religious war between the Jews and the Arabs with America, and the full support of everyone making money off the military, and our kids doing the killing and dying, and American playing the proxy/stooge role for their religious war ... what do you think will happen then?

It's like the thing we don't talk about, isn't it? Same category as we know that we can blow the whole world up, but we're conditioned to live around it rather then do something about it. But all we're really doing is kicking cans down the road. If we don't fix the underlying causes, sooner or later the can explodes. And then everyone will be so aghast! And everyone will say "we should have done something".


Thursday, May 7, 2009

When is enough enough?

The End of Free Speech?

From Criminalizing Criticism of Israel By Paul Craig Roberts

"Rahm Israel Emanuel hasn’t been mopping floors at the White House.
As soon as he gets the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 passed, it will become a crime for any American to tell the truth about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and theft of their lands."

"It will be a crime for Christians to acknowledge the New Testament’s account of Jews demanding the crucifixion of Jesus."

"It will be a crime to report the extraordinary influence of the Israel Lobby on the White House and Congress, such as the AIPAC-written resolutions praising Israel for its war crimes against the Palestinians in Gaza that were endorsed by 100 per cent of the US Senate and 99 per cent of the House of Representatives, while the rest of the world condemned Israel for its barbarity."

"It will be a crime to doubt the Holocaust."

"It will become a crime to note the disproportionate representation of Jews in the media, finance, and foreign policy."

Read the rest at the link above


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Iraq war has been a monstrous crime

This stuff is just too important to ignore. These stories speak volumes, not just of our predicament, but also the condition of our information supply, where reports such as these are non-existent.

The Iraq war has been a monstrous crime by Seumas Milne

Ignore AIPAC at America’s Peril by Philip Giraldi

Dropping the AIPAC Spying Case By Gary Leupp


Monday, May 4, 2009

Can you find the justice in the Justice Department?

Took a little bit of a hiatus from this blog. Actually business got in the way. To be sure on that count, I work just about every waking hour of every day. Such is the life of the self-employed. And I'm not complaining - I'm doing exactly what I want to do (which is, imo, what I was born to do: *something* with computers), but I feel obliged to explain how I started this blog and then seemingly lost interest. No, I haven't lost interest. Indeed, current events simply compel anyone with half a brain and an iota of allegiance to America to do at least this much. We're in trouble folks. It's a slow burn, but like the frogs experiment (frogs in water, heated slowly, eventually boiled the frogs. Slow burn is the keyword, because that's what happening, only in this case to a whole country.

Think about it. it's been almost 8 years since 9/11/2001. Have we not sunk lower every single year since? Or is it possible that we have sunk lower each year, but you didn't notice it (like the frog)? Perhaps because the choice and priority of "news" stories that you're hearing, watching and reading about aren't in the right order? Maybe what's being puffed isn't what's really important, and what's being snuffed is? See below for just one more very serious example.

Why am I getting involved - at least to the extent that I'm studying and writing about what I'm learning. It's taken most of my life to sort out the experiences, reading, thinking, discussions, etc. of sixty plus years, and now I've reached a point where I believe my voice deserves as much attention as any other American.

I don't like what's happened to America. I don't like the any of the people who have seized control of our government and used it for their own special interests. Our government is of/by/for the people, and while we all profess to know this, too few of us are doing anything to make it that way. Right now, today, our government is NOT of/by/for that people. It's as illusion, a con game, a scam, and not only have we been duped, but we've been duped into a real, full fledged military war - the consequences of which have been felt - and will continue to be felt for a long, long time.

How were we duped? In the shortest possible description: the media. The same gang who took over American foreign policy also controlled/influenced/orchestrated the American media - our information supply - and has been using it in several ways, not the least of which was drumming up the invasion of Iraq. Contrarians at the time were shut up (e.g. Phil Donahue), and warmongers given space to lead the charge.

These are just morsels of the mountain of material on the subject of that invasion, and it's a google away from an inquiring mind. From time to time, I'll post summaries and links to articles of particular interest, but learn and get involved, before the gang that took over American foreign policy does any more damage to America.

You should take this seriously. They've killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi's already, and that's just one measure of America's greatest foreign policy debacle in-motion.

The key words here are "it's not over". Once you grasp the significance of this, it should take your breath away for a least a moment, as it occurs to you that if we're in trouble now, what's next?

You do know that Cheney is prepping himself for his planned "I told you so" speech, right? He's got it written already, I'm sure.

And the duping machine will do as it usually does: "fair and balanced" discussions with a predetermined outcome - their side victorious. They've won so often you can actually see the pattern, if you just look.


"The big news last week was the defection of Republican Senator Arlen Specter to the Democrats; the bankruptcy filing of the Chrysler Corporation, and finally, the retirement of Justice David Souter from the U.S. Supreme Court.

A much smaller news item competing with these sensational stories was that the U.S. Justice Department announced that it is dropping the espionage charges against two former AIPAC agents. The story was so small that it barely was a blip on the media’s radar, bringing absolutely no comment on the network news and talk shows.

That’s known as clever public relations. Announce the bad news on a day when it won’t be noticed."

Be sure to read the rest of this article, and then ask yourself the question posed in the title of this post.