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Sunday, March 30, 2008

March News Factoids

The entire flap about what Barack Obama should have done about retired pastor Rev. Wright's speech last December was manufactured by John McCain's campaign. The posting to YouTube was tracked to a McCain staffer, and what they left out was that Wright was quoting a white man, a guest commentator on the Fox Noise Network.

The German press (only) reports that just days after Dick Cheney's visit to the Middle East, the official propaganda arm of the government of Saudi Arabia has published plans for how their citizens should prepare for possible nuclear war in a neighboring country.

Rumors abound among U.S. Navy & Air Force personnel (per emails to family) that the attack on Iran is planned for Sunday April 6th.

The race for the White House is between three distinct parties, the Democrats and the Republicans and the Corporatists: Hillary Clinton is owned by the Corporatist Party, and the G.O.P.'s John Mccain is a warmonger. Barack Obama is the only gentleman of the three.

In March, a huge chunk of ice the size of Connecticut broke away from the Wilkins Ice Shelf on Antarctic Peninsula near South Americaa.

Home equity has fallen below an average 50% for the first time since 1945. ==A.P. Radio News

Employers slashed jobs by 63,000 in February, the most in five years. Job losses suffered in January were worse than the government first reported; employers cut 22,000 jobs, versus 17,000. == A.P. News

Mortgage foreclosures hit an all-time high in the last quarter of 2007. == Mortgage Bankers Assn.

The U.S. lost 225,000 jobs in February 2008 per the monthly government Household Survey.

Dubya's fiscal 2009 budget cut medical help for 9/11 first reponders by 77%.

Gas reached $4.08 & 9/10 in March in Needles, CA.

U.S. banks made out like the bandits that they are from the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown. The Federal Reserve Bank in March essentially purchased up to $200 billion of worthless (junk) bonds from the crooked mortgage-lending banks with our tax dollars 'to prevent economic collapse' – and the banks still have the foreclosed real estate!

Friday, March 28, 2008

WM Essay #75: “P.N.A.C., Fascism & Bush”

The United States of America is on the cusp of a Constitutional crisis. Americans do not want this, but impeachment is the only (peaceful) means to prevent P.N.A.C. and the Bush bullies from declaring themselves a totalitarian government. If things do not go well, i.e. Constitutional protection for all Americans is further destroyed, then the likely result will be armed conflict in the streets of America, complete disruption of the American lifestyle, the collapse of commerce here and around the world, and perhaps a modern Dark Age.

• The price of gas/petrol won’t matter, because there won’t be any on the market.
• Extinction of the polar bear and destruction of natural habitat won’t matter, because humans will be in danger of extinction.
• The Middle East will erupt into a continental bloodbath.
• China will roll across Russia like Rommel did across the African deserts.
• Food safety inside America will not matter because there won’t be enough food produced within our borders to prevent the starvation of millions.
• The engine of the U.S. economy will implode, making the Weimar Republic’s inflation look like a raid on a piggy bank.

The sections that follow move briefly thru the history of P.N.A.C., the construction of U.S. concentration camps, the intentional destruction of rights in America, to the recently-decreed takeover strategy (with documentation), and a few predictions.

Note also that I may become a target of the fascists for the simple act of standing in the First Amendment context of Freedom of Speech and passing these comments on to others; and you may be targeted by the Bush brownshirts (per the decrees below) because you clicked on this page.

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{ reference material at Wikipedia }
P.N.A.C was created in 1997, along with a "Statement of Principles" document dated June 1997, which defines an “imperial agenda of U.S. military expansionism”. Expectations in other documents about a ‘New Pearl Harbor’ event were satisfied by the attack on September 11, 2001, and are being touted as being fulfilled on an even larger scale ‘very soon’.
Important officials of P.N.A.C. include: co-founder & chairman William Kristol, most visible as a propagandist at Fox News; co-founder Robert Kagan, who lives in Belgium with his wife, Bush’s ambassador to N.A.T.O.; director Bruce P. Jackson, who was a weapons division vice president at Lockheed-Martin; and director Randy Scheunemann, who has been a foreign policy advisor to Sen. Trent Lott, to Secretary Donald R. Rumsfeld (on Iraq), and to G.O.P. presidential candidate John McCain.
Signatories to the Statement of Principles in 1997 include convicted liar Elliott Abrams; evangelical politico Gary Bauer; gambling addict William J. Bennett; First Brother Jeb Bush of Florida; traitor Dick Cheney; State Dept. lawyer Eliot A. Cohen; neo-conservative couple Midge Decter & editor-author Norman Podhoretz {in-laws of Elliott Abrams}; Fox News pundit Steve Forbes; current U.N. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad; traitor & convicted liar ‘Scooter’ Libby; Dan Quayle; fired War Secretary Donald R. Rumsfeld; D.C. lobbyist Vin Weber; and Paul Wolfowitz, deposed for nepotism at the World Bank.
Others involved in P.N.A,C. include confessed traitor Richard L. Armitage; former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton; columnist Charles Krauthammer; defense lobbyist Richard Perle; and current World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick.

These creeps, and other scum such as the Federalist Society, are secretly running the government of the United States. George Bush is not a member of P.N.A.C.; he is merely their obedient puppet.

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Posse comitatus is a principle of common law going back centuries, with laws designed to prevent the government from using its military against its own people. The USA PATRIOT Act of October 2001 includes many exceptions to the posse comitatus restrictions of federal law (1878 & since). Section 104 of the PATRIOT Act authorizes the emergency use of the military in ‘case of attack with a weapon of mass destruction’.
{ Center for Defense Information article of August 2002 }

As reported in WMail Issue #57 (March 2006), the Kellogg-Brown-Root spinoff from Halliburton got another no-bid government contract, with maximum total value of $385 million over a five-year term, to build concentration camps in the United States.
{ Halliburton press release of January 2005 }
(Actually, this author is not likely to be on any Threat List maintained by the fascisti, but these concentration camps will hold a lot of people, roundups are likely to be indiscriinate, and lots of just plain folk will be detained without cause – even you and me.)

President Dubya has tried several times to get authorization to use the Army to quarantine large geographic areas in the event of an epidemic of avian bird flu (or similar excuse). The plan usually states that Federal troops would prevent entrance or exit to the quarantined area by anyone. { CNN report of October 2005 }

The Military Commissions Act of November 2006 provides that aliens declared an ‘unlawful enemy combatant’ have no right to appeal their detention per habeas corpus {Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution). The War Department, the Justice Department, the lower courts and the Supreme Court are tossing this football back and forth, with the ultimate goal being a decision whether the right of habeas corpus applies to aliens or citizens or both or neither ‘during an emergency’.
Then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January 2007 that the right of habeas corpus is not part of the Constitution. Sadly, he may be right. { reference material at Wikipedia }

George Bush is now prepared to declare himself Dictator of the United States. His Emergency Presidential Directive 51 {N.S.P.D.-51 and H.S.P.D.-20}, dated 9 May 2007, states that the President can assume control of all three branches of government in the event of a ‘catastrophic emergency’ (defined as anything the President decides) anywhere in the world, and that all federal, state and local agencies are required to ‘cooperate’ with every edict from the President-slash-Dictator.
{ text of N.S.P.D.-51 on the White House website }

The most recent dangerous document from Dubya basically cancels the Fifth Amendment provisions for due process. The title of the quietly-posted 17 July 2007 document is Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq; its effect is that the President gives himself the power to sieze anyone that he decides is a threat, or that is suspected of being a future threat, and anyone that might conspire with others to be a threat, and to seize all property and freeze all assets of such persons, and that there is no recourse in law: no habeas corpus, no judicial review, and no one will even know when or where or why such a person is detained. (The detainees will likely be in a Halliburton-built concentration camp, but of course, the locations are very secret.)
{ text on the White House website }

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Paul Craig Roberts, lifelong conservative Republican and former Asst. Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan, surprised many by writing an op-ed piece last summer entitled “Impeach Now: Or Face the End of Constitutional Democracy”. His central premise is the warning that after going to all the trouble of illegal wire-tapping of Americans, of building up the Blackwater & Triple Canopy mercenary armies, of inventing powers of the ‘unitary executive’ – that the P.N.A.C. folks will NOT hand over such powers to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama (or to any other Democratic winner of a legitimate election). Therefore, Constitutional rule will be cancelled before the November 2008 national election – UNLESS the Bush gang is removed by impeachment.
{ text of the article by Paul Craig Roberts }

In July, radio host Randi Rhodes interviewed a consultant to the C.I.A. and other agencies who stated that the United States has so few active military, or even National Guard, that the declaration of martial law can not be enforced. I was relieved for a while, and then I realized that all Der Führer has to do is order conscription of 18- to 25-year-olds into the military; or maybe not: without posse comitatus manpower to enforce such a draft, this may prove difficult. (There remain Blackwater’s goons.)

Unfortunately, the bottom line is the super-tough question: Is Bush a genius posing as an idiot, or an idiot posing as a genius?
Cheney is a psychopath, and Bush is psychotic, so there is no telling what they will do, even if, or especially if, the exercise of their false authority cannot work. The fascists of P.N.A.C. want chaos and anarchy, the collapse of the rule of law, and a fearful and compliant population.
They took us into Iraq, plans abound for the attack on Iran, this country is bankrupt, and the U.S. Constitution has been shredded – plans that work are not Bush’s strong suit.
Congress has already issued subpoenas for Harriet Meiers, Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales and others; failure to appear will result in votes for ‘inherent contempt of Congress’, which will put them in jail. The impeachment of Rove and Gonzales and Bush and Cheney and Rice will lead to a critical confrontation between the three branches of government.
The year 2008 is certain to be a long and hot campaign year.

Impeachment or dictatorship: Choose.

Copyright 2008 by G.E. Nordell, all rights reserved

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Three-Party Presidential Race

Going into the final primary elections of 2008, there are three opposing contenders. Hillary Clinton versus Barack Obama versus John McCain.

McCain has lousy political beliefs and is a hothead, but he seems never to have wavered from his loyalty to America. Obama is a political descendent of Abe Lincoln, and he has the ability to manage the country even during crises such as a Civil War (which is entirely possible if he does get elected).

The most dangerous candidate is Hillary Clinton, who has sold out already to the Corporatist Party.

She has met with and made deals with Rupert Murdoch and Richard Mellon Scaife, and the corporations are funding her campaign (while Obama & McCain hustle for donations from The People).

The D.N.C. and chairman Howard Dean try to be fair, avoiding Hillary's on-going attempts at coercion & manipulation.

If Barack wins the nomination, he will beat McCain and things will get contentious, but move toward the progressive. If Hillary wins the nomination, the battle will shift toward Revolution (since she is a Corporatist), the Class War will intensify, and the Clinton Depression will wreak havoc around the world.

We The People will suffer worse times if Hillary is the stealth candidate for the Corporatist Party on the November ballot.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

We The People

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are "We the People".

The folks who constitute themselves as The People are about 25% of Americans. The gangsters who seek to destroy constitutional rights are the dastardly opposing 25% -- the traditional Mafia, the PNAC Mafia, the neo-fascist corporatists, warmongers, all those who believe that they are above or outside the law.

The 50% in the middle have no idea what is going on. (These are the Sheeple.)

The Revolution is never over, the Class War is perpetual, and the Oligarchy has no scruples.

The only protection for the Rights of Man is We The People. Our rights exist when we defend them, our rights exist when we enforce them, our rights exist because we give them to others.

Rights exist only when they apply to everyone, and the only rights that exist are rights that apply to everyone equally.

The Oligarchy is the enemy of We The People.

Join the General Strike on Labor Day 2008 to show them our Power.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Call For General Strike

The way that events are progressing (or not progressing) in America suggest that the present P.N.A.C.-Fascist government will likely prevent democratic elections in November.

With or without invokation of martial law, We The People need to send a very strong message to the other side in the Perpetual Class War, strong enough that they cannot ignore the message.

Everyone who still honors the U.S. Constitution is charged with speaking into existence a General Strike on Labor Day (Monday 1 September 2008) in the United States.

1) Enroll everybody that you know who cares about Freedom. Persons outside the U.S. are invited to participate, as an expression of Solidarity. Pass on the link to this Call For General Strike:

2) Simply do not leave your residence for the entire 24 hours (local time). Also, make no purchases online or by phone. Stay off your cell phone.

3) No violence is required; in fact, no violence is even possible during this protest.


a) Pass the text of this blog-page by email to lots of people.

b) Post the text of this blog-page to all your social-networking & bookmarking sites.

March Quotations

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
~~ Paul Valéry

"There are two things to aim at in life: First, to get what you want, and then to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."
~~ Logan Pearsall Smith

"You can have that done one of two ways – fast or good."
~~ old saying

"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust."
~~ Samuel Johnson [1709-84]

"Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it."
~~ Harold S. Hulbert

"The most certain test by which we can judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities."
~~ Lord Acton [1834-1902]

"Faith which does not doubt is dead faith."
~~ Miguel de Unamuno [1864-1936]

"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt."
~~ Clarence Darrow [1857-1938]

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
~~ Steven Weinberg

"I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering."
~~ Robert Frost [1874-1963]

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."
~~ Edward R. Murrow [1908-65]

"Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them."
~~ François de La Rochefoucauld [1613-80]

"He who dares not offend cannot be honest."
~~ Thomas Paine [1737-1809]

"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."
~~ Anne Lamott

"It does not require many words to speak the truth."
~~ Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce [1840-1904]

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them."
~~ Dave Barry

"Lower your voice and strengthen your argument."
~~ Lebanese proverb

"An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it."
~~ Don Marquis [1878-1937]

"It is as easy to dream a book as it is hard to write one."
~~ Honoré de Balzac [1799-1850]

"I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself."
~~ Pietro Aretino [1492-1556]

"Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought."
~~ Graham Greene [1904-91]

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
~~ Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826

"Loneliness ... is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man."
~~ Thomas Wolfe [1900-38]

"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?"
~~ cellist Pablo Casals [1876-1973]

"There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and the truth."
~~ Chinese proverb

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success."
~~ Albert Schweitzer [1875-1965]

"What you do is of little significance; but it is very important that you do it."
~~ Mohandas K. Gandhi [1869-1948]

"Patience is also a form of action."
~~ sculptor Auguste Rodin [1840-1917]

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
~~ Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
~~ Charles Darwin [1809-82]

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

{many other such quotations are posted
on the Working Minds website}

February News factoids

Crude oil has gone up to a record $103 per barrel, and the dollar sank to record low against the euro.
== AP Radio News

The U.S. defense budget in 2000 was $300 billion, and the request for 2009 is $700 billion.
== as calculated by Congressman John Spratt (Dem-SC).

Americans spent nearly $45 billion on their pets in 2007 (while the U.S. Department of Education annual budget is less than $70 billion).

According to Time Magazine, Nicole Kidman is set to star in a movie about Valerie Plame Wilson.

Wholesale prices in the U.S. went up 7% over the last 12 months (while Social Security stipends went up 2%).

Matthew Rothschild has written a chilling article in The Progressive about the card-carrying Infragard folks who operate outside the law in the United States. Infragard was established in 1996 under the F.B.I., had grown to 1700 members in November 2001, and currently claims nearly 24,000 members.

"The United States is over the economic cliff and in freefall. One symptom is that even the Mafia has cash-flow problems."
== G.E. Nordell