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7 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Jay Ambrose: Terrorism is no small threat
Jay's back at work hammering the official line and, this time, fear-mongering.
frequent purveyor of elite propaganda, begins this one by attempting
to criticize an earlier piece by Paul Campos, who tried to put the terrorism
issue into perspective (see below). Jay's particularly upset that Campos
referred to one's risk of harm from terrorism as "microscopic."
perhaps a bit too strong a word, but when you look at it from the standpoint
of the number of attacks here vs the number of people--285 million--it
does make some sense. And Campos was pointing out that many more may
be affected--all of us really--by domestic spying as an example of the
surrender of liberty out of fear. This is where Jay comes in--to reinforce
terrorist threat is real and could destroy American civilization,"
he assures us. This certainty has been established, he says, "...as
we are taught by focused, studious, empirically based investigation--by
... hard facts and expert analyses..." yada, yada. Not entertained
for a moment by the Ambrosial brain cell, is the studious, empirically
based work by many 9/11 investigators who 'teach' us that the official
story of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash.
of course, does not mean American civilization couldn't be destroyed
by those who did pull off 9/11. But it does mean that the wolves are
guarding the hen house (a major goal of the 9/11 inside job) and that
we cannot be protected by the means Jay favors, which are the trappings
of the fascist state.
of other 'terrorist' attacks are also in question: USS Cole, OK City
bombing, and WTC 1. Looks like the FBI was involved in the latter two.
going on to paint his grim picture, Jay takes the trouble to mock those
who "find President Bush a more frightening figure than Saddam
Hussein." Such is the rhetorical tactic of debunking the truth
by stating it as if it's patently and obviously ridiculous notion.
Even though Saddam had the $4 billion worth of chemical and bio WMD
the US sold him prior to Gulf War 1, he didn't use them against Kuwait.
Whereas, in the ensuing phonily contrived war, the US not only blew
up all the WMD bunkers to destroy that evidence, exposing our soldiers
in the process, but used a declared-illegal WMD itself in the form of
Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions--to which the military also exposed
our troops. "President" Bush repeated this war crime against
humanity and Nature in Gulf 2, again exposing our troops.
escape the Ambrosial brain cell, which prefers to quote "people
who know what they are talking about," like Frank Gaffney, a former
Defense Dept official. Jay loves officials. They never lie or regurgitate
the approved spin--especially when they agree with Jay's misguided conception
of what's going on in the world (or perhaps a 'guided' conception, if
you get my drift).
we learn from Gaffney? He "...unblinkingly tells us that the free
world is in a life-and-death struggle with Muslim extremists whose totalitarian
ambitions must be countered if we don't want the United States to be
finished as anything approximating the kind of nation it has been..."
Quite a mouthful. Of what, I'm too polite to say (DON'T believe that
:-) Of course, Gaffney doesn't blink, because propagandists are trained
not to do so. Jay doesn't blink because he's either deluded or a ventriloquist
cursory look, via mostly undisclosed history, reveals that if Jay were
informed or being honest, he wouldn't want the US to be what it has
been--a monstrous hypocrite that speaks of freedom and democracy, but
scuttles same through global criminal corporate shenanigans whereby
poverty, disease, war and terrorism are carefully nurtured.
the biggest and best terrorist training camp on the world right here,
at Fort Benning, GA. It's known as the Western Hemisphere Institute
for Security Cooperation (they sure know how to spin names, don't they?
Like, the Clear Skies Act). This was formerly the School of the Americas,
training ground for numerous death and terror squads deployed in South
America to faciliate the corporate rape of natural resources, and the
suppression of the interests of the people in favor of business. No
better example than Iran-Contra.
regales us with a tale of potential horror--an "EMP" attack.
This is "what you get when a nuke is exploded several hundred miles
in the atmosphere." Boy! Those raghead, cave-dwelling terrorists
have come a long way, haven't they? They've got a space program now!
Not really, they're just going to "get hold of missiles and nuclear
weaponry and shoot those missiles into the US atmosphere from freighters
near our shores." Yikes!
this fanciful paranoid propaganda aside, who is the only terrorist nation
ever to use nuclear weapons? Which terrorists have used them repeatedly
since those first unnecessary test shots in Japan? Well, first the Israelis
against Egypt, in the form of DU. The terrorist US military then repeated
that crime four times--Gulf 1, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Gulf 2.
Thousands of tons of highly deadly radioactive waste material from power
plants with a half life of 4.5 billion years blown into dust. Afghanistan's
groundwater is now contaminated. Iraqis are having Frankensteinian birth
defects, and easily 250,000 American troops have been exposed.
struts around with his peacock feathers in a twist about Muslim terrorists,
admonishing us that we must fight the (contrived by the elite) war on
terror with the same wide-eyed awareness and determination that have
rescued us in other major conflicts."
to mention that those other major conflicts were also the brainchildren
and spawn of internationalists, many of whom posed as US citizens and
patriots. All the war on terror is, is a major protection racket devised
to ensure ongoing war profit and ease the implementation of Orwellian
capitalist enslavement of the people.
is full of gas, like all 'reluctant' worshippers of war, which has become
the foundation of our economy and national spirit.
4 Jan '06 Article: The color of controversy
The invisible may be more dangerous.
resident is getting yellow water from the tap, which leaves a slimy
film on tub, dog's water bowl, and coffee mugs. Authorities say it came
from "a closed down water main gate," but are still looking
due respect to the resident, you have to be suffering a serious lack
of awareness to be drinking municipal water in the first place. Along
with a clue, at least get a Brita.
be one of those good-from-bad events for this family, because even municipal
water that looks OK carries a deadly agent you can't see (but can sometimes
smell and taste)--chlorine.
this poison into the water supply is one of the dumbest things we embrace
in 'civilized' society. Chlorine is an indiscriminate bacteriacide.
It's killing effect is equivalent to throwing the baby out with the
yellow bathwater: Not all the bacteria in, on, and around us are bad.
In fact, most are good.
you kill the good ones, guess what. The baddies come back quicker and
have a field day. For example, we're supposed to have good bacteria
on our skin. They produce a slightly acid environment that protects
us from nasty bacteria. Chlorine showers and baths, anti-bacterial soap,
and the madness of special lotions that "kill germs," increase,
not decrease, our susceptibility to the overgrowth of harmful forms
by upsetting the ecology.
inside, this suicide is even worse, because nasty forms can take over
in the gut, and this can lead to almost any so-called disease you wish
to mention. Our susceptibility to things like E coli and inflammatory
bowel 'diseases' are increased, if not created, by a deficiency in normal
ourselves on the back for creating this wonderful civilized infrastructure,
and then waste $billions on medical research looking for cures for the
symptoms of ignorance.
4 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard (SH): Technology cuts both
SH is becoming downright spiritual :-)
and cons of technological impact are discussed.
the computer revolution, most Americans work longer and longer with
wages being flat and everything frantically paced. "And is the
virtual reality of staring at [computer] screens all day as satisfying
as having a real life--the sun on your head, the smell of wet earth,
are privacy, international competition and biotech. Comments on the
latter are most interesting: Expect further breakthroughs. But also
expect more hype about the efficacy of new medicines, medical equipment
and procedures. Noted is the billions spent by drug interests on marketing,
"...but (amazingly!) not all of their assertions are true."
to underscore, as I have stressed on many occasions, the questionable
value of stem cell research, a highly expensive and polluting pursuit.
When what we really need for most of the things targeted by such research,
is to stop polluting ourselves in the first place.Wed, 4 Jan '06
editorial: Paul Campos: Soldiers sacrifice while the rest of us spend
Best mainstream editorial yet!
me liberty or give me death." The familiar words of Patrick Henry
have lost their charm in the new, trembling America, says Campos; an
America that is more concerned with safe shopping than real freedom
and civil liberties.
quotes a couple of our brave leaders to make his point. John Cronyn
of Texas, in response to Bush's illegal domestic spying said that "none
of your civil liberties will matter much when your dead." Well,
gee, isn't the point the manner in which we conduct our lives?
Lott responded to same with, " I want my security first. I'll deal
with all the details after that." He could probably use a taste
of a high-security prison, and see how he likes those details.
says Campos, Henry's words would go, "Give me a slight theoretical
decrease in the already microscopic risk I face from terrorism. On second
thought, forget about liberty." Indeed.
of those brave leaders might have some merit if it were not for the
fact that the war on terror is a contrived protection racket conjured
up by the elite to further its agenda of implementing BigBro 1984 police-state
doesn't stop there, but also makes the very good point about how much
we ask of our soldiers to supposedly protect the cause of freedom and
the Constitution, while we give those things up to cower behind our
curtains here at home. A morally disgusting situation, he says. I agree.
"If the cultural conditions that enabled the Iraq war were to last
long enough, the American military would gradually be transformed into
a warrior caste that would view the people they were ordered to protect
with well-deserved contempt."
3 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard (SH): Iran's leader rattling
world community with his comments
Rattled it may need to be--but let's hope Ahmadinejad is not an elite
to Ahmadinejad's candor about Israel, a country born out of deception
where it had no right to be, and which has since proceeded to murder
Semitic people with impunity, is that it could help to justify a possible
tactical-nuclear attack by the elite Axis of Evil--US/Israel--on its
launch WW III, which is certainly on the elite's wish list. Thus, it's
possible Ahmadinejad is a mole to generate animosity and set the stage
for an event. But go here to see what
may be the real motive for a US (or Israeli) attack on Iran.
Ahmadinejad's words are being spun in the media to generate concern
and fear that an "ill-educated, ill-mannered nutcase" might
get nuclear weapons. Why should he not? Sharon, who could also be called
a nutcase, has them. Why must Iran live under that shadow, as well as
those of India and Pakistan?
rather than dismantling all nukes (including power plants), the international
community of "sane" nations would rather decide who should
and should not have them. Much better, don't you think?
Ahmadinejad's remarks about removing Israel had more to do with the
Zionist criminals than with Jews in general. He also denies the Holocaust--at
least the official version of it. So do many scholars (who are being
persecuted legally for thought crimes). But he has done the honest thing
and asked for an international study on it to ascertain the facts.
doesn't mention that--only what a nuctase Ahmadinejad is for questioning
the most politically correct, but comparatively minor, genocide in human
history (70 million under Mao, 30 million in Russia, and probably 11
million Natives in America at the hands of the good Christians).
Holocaust happened exactly as claimed, why the extreme reaction (like
criminal charges against freedom of speech) from so many? Anyone with
confidence would just shrug it off. Truth is, the powers that be fear
an open study of Holocaust facts--too much good political leverage might
3 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Bolivia's new
leader promises to vex US
Things are getting better in South America (SA).
an Indian elected president of Bolivia has said he intends to be "the
US's worst nightmare." Well, hooray for that. Along with Hugo Chavez
of Venezuela, things may begin to shape up for people and the planet.
of US corporate abuse in SA, including CIA murders of good leaders,
Iran Contra, hypocritical clandestine participation in the drug trade,
and setting assassins upon the place, trained at the School of the Americas
at Fort Benning, GA, to kill unionizers, who can blame any honest leader
down there for a hefty dose of distrust of anything American?
a particularly good piece, because it relates Morales's intention not
to oppose coca cultivation, although he has said he will not favor the
processing and export of it as cocaine. The best part here is the admission
that traditional US hypocrisy has had the effect of pounding on small
farmers, and that successive US governments have ducked the real debate
on the question of the wisdom of legalization.
the elite don't want legalization. The thrive on the millions and billions
of dollars the illegal trade they facilitate brings them, which can
be used for all manner of covert black operations--such as assassinating
leaders who are for the people.
2 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard (SH): Shine the light on
Yet another quasi-enlightened Scripps Howard outing.
Week reported last year that average CEO pay was up another 15 percent
in 2004 to $9.6 mil, with 40 of them taking home more than $20 million--before
stock options. Average worker pay went up 2.9%.
of are the underhanded tactics corps use to cover what they pay top
execs, instead of clearly disclosing it in annual reports. Not mentioned
is an interesting statistic: In 1986, the ratio of CEO to worker pay
was 41 to 1. By 2003, it was 301 to 1.
tell you we can't raise minimum wage because it will cause inflation.
2 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Dan Thomasson: Nobel winner joins war
Not liking the sting of truth, is Dan.
derides renowned playwright Harold Pinter's recent criticism of America
and the war in Iraq. He calls it "common ranting." So it is,
when speaking out against horrific crimes against humanity, one must
maintain decorum and not lose composure, as Dan says Pinter did when
he said," I put it to you that the United States is the greatest
show on the road. Brutal, indifferent, scornful, and ruthless it may
be, but it is also very clever. As a salesman it is out on its own,
and its most salable commodity is self-love."
not the most tactful way of putting it, but with respect to much of
our impact in the world and our attitude, pretty much on the mark.
launched two wars on contrived pretenses against Iraq, and another against
Afghanistan, in which we have distributed as dust thousands of tons
of waste from our nuclear power plants, we cover the brutal and ruthless
parts before even getting started on the transgressions of the government.
Indifferent and scornful can easily be covered with the government's
stance on global warming and its rejection of the Geneva Convention.
comes to self love, what else can be said of a country that repeatedly
says "America is the greatest country in the world"? It's
almost a mantra. And we often imply we're the only free country on the
planet. Well, think of America as a person, and think of the impression
you'd make going up to people and saying, "I'm the greatest person
in this room."
also upset about Pinter's suggestion that Bush and Blair should be taken
away in handcuffs. As true as that is, Dan uses a very cheap tactic
and says that people who abhor violence in Iraq advocate it in politics
by saying such a thing. Weak, weak, weak, Dan. Advocating violence in
politics is when Pat Robertson says we should assassinate Hugo Chavez
of Venezuela, because he also tells the truth about the criminals who
have usurped our government as pose as patriots.
violence in politics is when the CIA has repeatedly torn down and set
up governments to favor business; Corporate/US motives in South America
being the unabated willingness to kill anyone to advance the elite agenda.
Special note is that Colombia is a US puppet regime. Of course! That's
where most of the drugs come from.
the face of these and countless other crimes over the decades, critics
are expected to "take the opportunity to raise the debate to a
higher level of civility." On the contrary, Dan--I think it's way
overdue and just about right--more like the good ol' 'merican ass-kickin'
attitude we hypocritically adopt for entities demonized for political
expediency, but whom we hobnob with, and do big business with, and sell
horrific weapons to, and shake their hand before and after murder. Oh,
I don't know...Saddam comes to mind. Suharto of Indonesia another.
your call for civility and gently place it in a certain area of your
anatomy that never sees sunlight. Thank you.
1 Jan '05 Syndicated Editorial: Howard News Service: Bush's wartime power
Oh yea, Brother, with permanent war declared.
is missing here from Scripps Howard News Service. Probably a typo. But
the good news is, it's off on a decent foot for the new year, if not
the right one, with strong criticism of the BushCo push for fascist-state
executive powers. Hopefully a harbinger of better things to come from
these traditional editorial Bush supporters.
discusses the presidential belief that its authorization to "wage
war on al Qaeda" implied that the NSA can spy on Americans without
a warrant--on the whim of a shift supervisor. The same administration
'logic' has been used with torture, detention without charges, and snubbing
the Geneva Convention.
such behavior "might" be illegal and unconstitutional, the
piece finishes off by saying that if it is to allow such behavior, Congress
must provide "specific ground rules, oversight, and checks and
balances to protect Americans' privacy and civil liberties."
don't realize there's no such thing as privacy any more. But it would
be nice to put the clamp on the fascist program. Here's a quote from
that apparently reformed international criminal Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Technocratic Age is slowly designing an every day more controlled society.
The society will be dominated by an elite of persons free from traditional
values who will have no doubt in fulfilling their objectives by means
of purged techniques with which they will influence the behavior of
people and will control and watch the society in all details. ...it
will become possible to exert a practically permanent watch on each
citizen of the world."
31 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial: Providence Journal (PJ): Stop warrantless
given for unlimited snopping privilege is, of course, to catch the 'terrists.'
But it is the same rhetoric given by the Nazis to implement the fascist
state: You must reliquish inthe name of national security most of your
fundamental liberties--that which many have died to protect.
exactly the direction we're headed in.
always left out of such discussions is the strong possibility that those
who wish to impose fascism have created, and do create, the threats
from which they promise to protect us. If that sounds familiar, it's
because it's a variation on the old Mafia protection racket. Terrorism
is the perfect example, and 9/11 was the staged event to change opinion
(like Hitler's burning of his own Reichstag and blaming it on Polish
itself here with euphemism and avoidance. Euphemism, by saying Bush
"ignored" the law. Nice word. If it were you or I, it would
be a felony. Avoidance, by saying this activity must stop immediately.
Tough sounding words substituting for, "The case should be prosecuted
immediately, and the president impeached."
the solution is that the agency (NSA mainly) must go through a tribunal
before spying. Well, we can see where that will probably lead--the stacking
and/or corruption of that body to turn it into a mere formality that
will make no effective difference.
30 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard (SH) Limited freedom of
This editorial an example.
to SH. At least this traditionally Bush-kissing news service is taking
BushCo to task on all the secrecy and refusal to release information
under FOIA. But the 'consequences' for the president are said to be
that it has "cost the president with the Congress, including his
own Republicans, and the people.
good. But SH doesn't venture to say what might be the reason for all
the secrecy. Hmmm, what could it be? Oh, I don't know...the covering
up of major crime? The gradual implementation of the fascist state?
23 Dec '05 Article: Blogging on the rise
Good things--when you have the time.
arose from the shortening of the term 'WebLog,' an online journal where
people can post comments and comment on postings. In this article, three
blogs are mentioned. One interesting one is that of (recently former)
Fitchburg City Councilor Ralph Romano, at itsmydime.blogspot.com.
refers to Ralph as "right-leaning." This is like referring
to Ralph Reed or Jimmy Swaggart as religious-leaning. This ain't no
lean, folks; this is both feet sunk in to the bedrock. Ralph's out to
prove that BushCo is god, the war is good, America can do no wrong,
and we gotta get those evil "terrists."
as well as Ralph's personal site, emphasize support for the neocon agenda.
Lots of stars and stripes and the appearance of patriotism. The aim
is to rationalize BushCo criminality as courageous and wise policy.
It's all sort of Third-Reich in flavor.
We don't question the Commander-in-Chief. Especially after he's lied
us into war, because that's not supporting the troops (gotta love that
argument). And there's no possibility that the ubiquitous cry of "National
Security" is a means of covering up major crime and facilitating
the creeping fascist state.
to have unquestioning faith that the government or its billionaire operatives
are beneficent and would never lie to, oppress, or enslave us--even
thought it has been proven that they've done so in the past (the flag-wavers,
if forced to admit something, will then tell you it was for your own
good). So just hand over the Constitution, boy! BigBro will watch you
and watch over you.
If the citizens are supposed to shut up and genuflect as the government
incrementally rescinds liberties and privacy and constructs the spy-dominated
police state, who's watching the watchers?
we can't put the whole blame on the manipulators, because collective
cowardice and fear puts 'security' ahead of freedom. The terrible irony
is the elite generally concoct the threats, and we buy the product.
This is beyond the scope of Ralph's awareness--or else he's a conscious
links to some of the best venom slingers out there, such as the Queen
oif Venom, Ann Coulter, BushCo cheerleader Sean Hannity, and even the
noble Rush Limbaugh, the advocate of political assassination.
techniques include such tactics as calling anyone who questions the
government or Bush a traitor and a "Bush-hater" (this is true
only as long as their people are in power. Otherwise the venom is directed
at the administration). This implies that somehow, with no cause, the
person just decided to hate an innocent man. But these rhetoricians
are, of course, quite rational, and not spontaneous Bush lovers.
also not spontaneous lovers of Zionaziville, aka Zionist Israel, which
spies on the US, infiltrates the government with hawkish operatives
(Feith, Perle, Wolfowitz), harbors a huge nuclear arsenal, and daily
a link to the "Queen of all Evil," who's very good at common
techniques of rhetoricians who attempt to defend the indefensible. As
with many rightist venues, you'll find hateful sarcasm, name calling,
clever rhetoric and even a little obscenity. One technique is to state
the truth as if it's not. For example, "Bush 'lied' us into war."
In this case, though, the quotes implying the falseness of the word
"lie" are valid on one level: It's much too mild a word for
what elite operatives do to concoct wars.
case, there was supporting Saddam when he was at his worst, with huge
loans, weapons sales, and by removing Iraq from the list of countries
that support terror (my, how convenience changes posture). Previously,
we sold $4 billion dollars worth of bio/chem WMD to The Butcher leading
right up to Gulf War 1, which was kicked off with the conspiratorial
lie about Iraqi soldiers killing babies by stealing their incubators.
his ilk don't seem to consider any such history, but just look for ways
to spin deceit and crime as good American, patriotic policy.
tactic is to cry about the biased and censored "Western media."
We are to believe that the media, which are owned now by a handful of
giant corporations, some of who profit mightily from war (GE for example,
which owns NBC) have it in for Bush and mislead Americans about how
bad things are in Iraq.
'reporter' Judith Miller all but sucked the lips off Dubya on the WMD
lies, hobnobbing with the slimeball hustler Ahmad Chalabi, the flag-wavers
can complain about the media? If we had a truly investigative media,
there would have been no war (since there was no genuine cause), and
BushCo would be in chains now for a laundry list of crimes against humanity
should spend the rest of their lives in jail, if for nothing else, using
tons of Depleted Uranium munitions in four wars, contaminating areas
of the world forever. And, during Gulf 1, unnecessarily exposing hundreds
of thousands of our soldiers to radioactive, chemical, and biological
elements. Radical Communion will be doing a special series on this in
January '06, and repeating it down the road.
cheap tactic used on Ralph's blog is the placement of 9/11 imagery right
next to an article that pretends to justify the Iraq war. As anyone
with the least savvy knows, Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11. To be
fair, the imagery does suggest that Osama did it--but then, this has
not been proven (it was an inside job). But it also presents images
intended to arouse hate for Arabs. Any way you look at it, it displays
either malfeasant intent to deceive or deadly unawareness.
sign of unawareness is the habit of putting all arguments in partisan
terms of Left, Right, Republican, Democrat. This indicates a serious
lack of understanding of the elite and how they operate. Republicrat/Democan:
two rotten sides of the same rotten apple, but putting on a great show
pretending opposition. A centuries-old elite game.
no way you can argue with the flag-wavers, because they lack intellectual
integrity. They choose to ignore deep politics and the facts of history
("wacko conspiracy theories"), preferring instead factual-sounding
rhetoric, hyperbole, and programmed patriotic dogma. They're even now
finding excuses for Bush spying illegally on Americans. And here's a
great quote from a gunslinging, ass-kicking 'merikan military blog named
"Blackfive" ranting about how good the war is: "Oh and
if some dumbass lefty says something stupid today, take advantage and
vent, it's soothing, kinda like walking on baby ducks..."
It is astounding
how much criminal and scandalous behavior BushCo can get away with and
still be standing politically. One sign put it into perspective, that
said: "Will someone please give him a blowjob so we can impeach
tide is slowly turning, and as more and more info comes out, it will
be fun to hear the last desperate gurgles of people like Ralph as they
drown in the wave of truth.
28 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard (SH): Anti-terrorism measures
could save your life
SH BS as we know and love it. Buckle under to the protection racket,
basically a fear-mongering piece, all about just who the bad guys are.
It's written in ironic tone (like, you don't want our European friends
to think we're cowboys, so let's let up on Patriot). It's intended to
create more fear, playing on the need for security in order to facilitate
the surrender of civil liberty. The intent is exactly what the fascists
use when trying to implement the police state.
cares if some nosy FBI agent finds out you rented a Harlequin Romance
at the library?
in is excuse for the presiden't impeachable spying offense, not to mention
an apology for torture (here called "squeezing" and "coercing")
of captured "terrorists." It mentions the many terrorists
we've "slowly but surely" captured over the past few years,
but fails to mention that, according to the official line in terror,
there is an infinite supply of them.
the 9/11 ploy is used to boost fear and enforce the argument. Not a
peep about the many holes oin the official story, the errors and omissions
in the Commission Report, or the many questions
as to who it was that carried out the attacks.
All in all,
Scripps Howard BS in all its glory
28 Dec '05 Article: City's snow removal budget facing shortfall
What a shocker!
the money? Nothing is ever said about where our money might be going--for
example, that it is being stolen by the billions via the federal government.
Here's one example (but phony war is another means).
just corks on the water of economic fancy. How about the few hundred
billion we're spending on phony wars. Rather than question and rein
in the warmongers, local pols would rather plant bricks in the ground
honoring the dead.
with a potentially severe energy crunch impending, foretold by analysts
and ever-increasing petroleum prices, city fathers and officials have
proceeded apace with their "economic growth and development"
and consumer-orgy plans to UPSCALE Fitchburg and the area with UPSCALE
retail outfits--bars, restaraunts, boutiques, malls, and so on.
their wisdom, they even want to widen and build more roads in order
to require even more plowing. Nothing is ever said about calling a halt
to growth, the Holy Grail of debt-based economics. No one ever heard
of prosperous stability. Never-ending growth in finite space is god.
go on bravely trying to solve problems locally that don't originate
locally. The solution, as always, is to shuffle budgets and "pinch"
next year's funds. Oh yes, do the credit-card thing, rather than get
a clue and stand up to federal tyranny.
haven't gotten to the point of facing up to the fact that local behavior
has a global impact.
28 Dec '05 Article: Tony Dungy recalls son as fun-loving teen with compassionate
In this apparent suicide, a major question should be asked.
coach of Indianapolis Colts, has lost his son, who was only 18. Authorites
are thinking it was a suicide. If so, what could make this wonderful
kid, who was looking forward to being on the field if the Colts go all
the way, take his life?
the question: was the boy on any psychotropic
drugs, especially anti-depressants, such as Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin,
and so on? Because those drugs cause brain damage, can easily cause
random violence and suicidal thoughts, and would explain the anomaly
in this boy's case.
26 Dec '05 S&E editorial: Get used to high prices at the pump
But S&E pumps 'stuff' atcha real cheap.
almost feel the pain in the S&E newsroom at being forced to admit
what it has ignored for years, in spite of receiving many communications
on the matter. Instead of meeting the issue head on, S&E has traditionally
chosen to take advantage of price fluctuations to shower us with a number
of shallow articles and editorials that interview people on the street
and at the pump to report on the impact of high gas prices.
much different this outing, except that there's no optimism about eventual
price drop as in the past.
is ever mentioned of the potential, impending catacysmic energy event--serious
decline in supply (whether real or concocted). S&E has chosen instead
tio cheerlead the energy-intensive and wasting consumer orgy and UPSCALE
retail revolution planned for Fitchburg that has been giving the mayor,
certain city councilors, and Jeff McMenemy wet dreams.
in its grudging admission, the paper hands us nonsense. How's this:
"When fuel prices increase, the national price of oil is reflected
by the cost of crude oil per barrel..." Who writes this stuff?
It's the other way round. That is, the price increase reflects the increase
in barrel price.
the wet dream, the paper offers us 'real life:' People said they had
no choice but to pay with the holidays coming. And a 'consumer' is quoted
at the pump saying, "Even if it was three dollars a gallon, people
will travel for the holidays. The price of gas isn't going to stop anyone."
more incisive: It's something you have no control over. You can't change
it, you've gotta live your life. People won't change plans because of
this." "He's right," echoes the wet dreamer.
it, isn't it. Not only will the spoiled selfish brats not give up a
thing (as long as they can afford it, which is why I was praying for
4-5 dollars by this year's end), they won't lift a finger to do anything
about it. They just go shopping, as encouraged by Dubya after 9/11.
echoes the 'we're helpless' sentiment and blames the whole mess on "our
representatives in Washington" who leave us at the whim of Middle
East oil companies. It's good that the paper forgets who it is that's
sleeping and letting the government be usurped by criminals.
top off its misinformed performance on this whole issue, the paper includes
nuclear power in its list of life-saving alternatives. This is the absolute
dumbest of ideas:
a fallacious solution
Nuclear energy very expensive
Nuclear waste nightmare
will run the paper out of town and turn the building into the region's
nuke waste dump.
Mon, 26 Dec '05 Article: Fed AIDS chief says companies don't have
an incentive to develop vaccine
Two sets of criminal/idiot pundits in mutual disagreement.
companies don't have incentive because there isn't enough profit potential,
and so they'll wait til the governnment (us) pays the reseearch tab,
then pick up the profits on the production end. That sounds like the
But the idea was met with denial from a Big Pharma spokesman who said
15 potential vaccines are in the works, and that "vaccine reseearch
is crucial to controlling the AIDS pandemic, yada, yada..." We
should all be impressed with the good-heartedness of Pharma.
it's said here that the "challenge" with an HIV vaccine is
that vaccine "hypothesis" relies on the very immune function
allegedly destroyed by HIV to begin with. Catch yer 22. This has "bred
some frustration." Meaning the in-the-box-heads are stumped to
come up with a rationale for whatever poison they cauldron up to assault
the human body with.
mentioned is that HIV/AIDS itself is also a hypothesis, and has not
After that, there's the issue of HIV strain mutation, which could render
a huge vaccine batch useless. After that, there is the question of whether
vaccines per se are rational, and not even
more dangerous than the so-called diseases they are said to prevent.
22 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard: Washington's worshippers
of big money
Nice of SH to take notice, even if inadequately.
on the Christian fundamentalists such as Tom DeLay and Ralph Reed, (who
are, nevertheless most deserving), SH says that high-level public-sector
work is "increasingly seen as simply another way to strike it rich."
halle, what a revelation, eh?
is an interesting word too, because it would seem to imply that a certain
level has been OK, but now it's getting past the point of tolerance.
SH couldn't see this factor playing into the contrivances to get the
Iraq war going, which it ignorantly and obediently supported while putting
down progressive voices who could see right through BushCo.
we have so much history that reveals the pattern, and Washington has
been about making people rich for a couple of hundred years.
a great disservice journalistically by making it sound like "Look
what's going on These Days."
22 Dec '05 Article: Councilor has had enough of politics
Not hard to understand.
City Councilor John Salvatelli is stepping down after 10 years if unflagging
service to the city. My hat is off to my friend Johnny "Sagoopa."
There is one aspect/comment though, that deserves a look.
about always doing what's right for Leominster, and not playing politics.
This certainly sounds right, but one of the biggest snafus in local
politics, is being insufficiently concerned about, even oblivious to,
the bigger picture--the federal and global economic, fiscal and environmental
ambience in which we have to function as a community. There is also
responsibility to the global picture: Is what we're doing as a community
the best thing for our source of life? Is it fair to people in other
places and countries?
the time, we're trying to solve problems locally that don't originate
the best example of this is the local struggle for funds--schools, police,
roads, and so on. While the local pundits scratch their heads, many
$billions are being stolen because we are not paying sufficient attention--as
a collective LOCAL POLITICAL ENTITY to what's going on at the federal
and international levels.
argue that, jeez, we have enough to think about. But as long as we ignore
the bigger influence, we will be all the more assaulted by the effects
of its criminalization.
21 Dec '05 Article: Multi-state plan targets power plant emissions
What a huge and suicidal joke.
is folks, the power plants spewing life-choking CO2 into the air have
agreed to stabilize emissions (121 million tons/year) by 2009 and thru
2015, then cut emissions by a whopping 10% by the year 2019. Don't strain
guess we have to be grateful for small things.
Wed, 21 Dec '05 Article: Yellow ribbons honor soldiers
Here we go loop-de-loo...
is about the effort of some young students to honor a local soldier
who is home for the holidays. This is very good. But we continue to
insist collectively that it is better to honor soldiers with ribbons,
ceremonies and bricks in the ground than to do our freaking homework
and make sure they are not sent into battle on false pretenses to serve
special and vested interests.
absolutely blows my mind.
19 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial: Iran's dangerous delusion
Accusing others of what you are doing--the elite have it down pat.
president Ahmadijenad is garnering criticism for telling the truth about
the Mid-East conflict and it's source. He also questions the political
tool that is the untouchable Holocaust tale, which is being suspiciously
defended against any questioning by abusing and threatening free thought
and speech--and, in Germany, even prosecuting thought. A completely
outrageous legal process perpetrated without internal and/or international
recall, says Ahmadijenad, that IF the Holocaust is true, then Europeans
killed the Jews, so whay make Palestine pay for that? Put Israel (Zionaziville)
in Europe, he says. You gotta love his guy's wit! I can't think of a
more perfect solution. One thing he leaves out is that elite Jews financed
and supported--indeed, were instrumental in creating-- the Third Reich.
the famous holocaust tale, no one asks why it has become so politically
correct and sanctified, when it languishes at least at fourth on the
all-time list of bad holocausts. 70 million in China under Mao; probably
30 million in USSR; and at least 7, probably closer to 11, million in
Natives in America at the hands of the Christian settlers building the
great free nation.
none of those deads folks deserve any remembrance, compassion, and so
on--only the dead Jews.
then, is "delusional" for telling the truth, and is to be
held in contempt for being 'hostile' to a country that was born of hostility
and continues it to this day, all the while waving from behind the banner
of the Holocaust. This is like blaming Americans for being hostile to
the old USSR.
just another crazy Muslim, you see?
part is the assertion that such a "volatile and delusionary"
regime must not be allowed to get nuke weapons. This is because enough
volatile and delusionary regimes already have them, including Zionaziville
and United Snakes (the only one who has proven that it will use them,
and who has, in effect, used them recently in four wars in
the form of Depleted Uranium munitions).
had a stink to it, we'd all be wearing gas masks.
in this piece is a psyops hook for support for the yearning desire of
Zionaziville and the United Snakes to pop Iran with a few well-placed
nukes to further establish Israeli military hegemony in the region,
among other things--maybe
start WW III, for example.
18 Dec '05 Headline: Residents torn over override idea
Clumsy headline for poorly described problem
amazing. Congress is about to authorize another $100 billion dollars
for criminal travesties in Afghanistan and Iraq based on lies and treachery.
Meanwhile, residents and local officials and pundits sit around scratching
their heads over where's the money.
my sarcastic exasperation, but this level of ostrich-style obliviousness
and lack of vision boggles the mind.
the way, this piece is "The Real Scoop" by the S&E...
17 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard: Sobering tales of death,
torture from Saddam's regime
Sobering dose of massive hypocrisy and government propaganda.
with BushCo on the ropes of its ring of lies and corruption, reinforcement
of the Big-Bad-Saddam excuse for acting like him becomes necessary.
Gee, where's Ann Coulter when you need her bullshit?
some of many important facts omitted from the propaganda:
1) When Saddam (a CIA asset) was at his worst, he
was our good friend. After he gassed the Iranians (and Kurds by accident),
we went and shook his hand, and then proceeded to remove Iraq from
the list of countries that support terrorism.
2) Billions of dollars worth of illegal chemical
and biological WMD were sold to Saddam right up until Gulf 1 by the
United States. The war was contrived, and the blasting of storage
bunkers was a convenient way to remove the evidence.
3) After killing well over a million Iraqis in horrific
fashion, and after perpetrating and defending torture ourselves (and
even flying people all over the world to do it), it takes some reall
gall to point the finger.
17 Dec '05 Article: Romano is ready for a change
We can hope...
City Councilor Ralph Romano and I had a bit of a heated exchange in
the paper a couple of years ago when he took indignant exception to
my opposition to BushCo and the criminal devastation of Iraq. I'm not
sure if he's seen the light even now, but this article states, "Growth
has always been the centerpiece of Romano's platform."
to imagine we'd be at odds again. Ongoing growth, especially within
the self-devouring bosom of capitalism, is suicidal. Given finite space
and resources. And given that it is usually greed-based and heavily
dependent upon rampant pollution, ballooning trade deficit, and earth
in liquidation. But the councilor, who is stepping down, is certainly
not alone among the bevy of local growth-mongers who apparently cannot
see the similarity of growth to a drug addiction.
here for a quick look at what the retail-orgy component of local
growth is doing.
another aspect (although this is about China, the same pricnciple
Romano's quote: "Growth is the answer to so many of the city's
problems" reveals the very nature of a self-destructive addiction:
The substance is harmful, but more and more is needed to fend off the
awful effects of it. Growth causes many more problems than it solves,
and its temporary rush only covers up the fallout from outmoded and
failing economic and fiscal policy.
hope for a change in Mr. Romano and many other local captains of industry,
is that they begin to wake up to our extreme financial dependence upon
the numerous things that harm people and our source of life.
are the Neros of our time--except they're
fiddling with our source of life.
I ask the question, and beg any pundit, local or otherwise, to answer:
If prosperity depends upon eternal growth, yet space and resources are
finite, what are we going to do for prosperity when space and resources
14 Dec '05 Article: Troops finding support, despite war's unpopularity
So close and yet so far away.
of this one is that evn though people disapprove of the Iraq "war"
they're supporting soldiers in greater numbers--or at least not reviling
them as with Vietnam. People are learning, says MJ Peterson, a professor
of polisci and UMass Amherst. The reason, posits the pundit, is that
we've finally come to realize the troops aren't the decision-makers.
This analysis leaves much to be desired.
of all, no one reviled the Vietnam troops because they were perceived
to be the ones who sent us to war. That's plain nonsense. Most people
were repulsed by the enormous scale of the injustice, the stories of
atrocities, and the blind allegiance to the criminal chain of command
of a contrived war. These factors apply now in Iraq, but there's more
of a media lid on it.
quotes a poll that says Americans are now 45 percent opposed and 48
for. But it fails to mention that a shameful percentage of Americans,
perhaps 40%, still think Saddam had something to do with 9/11. Now if
you could get past that misperception, you'd still have the hurdle of
getting people to look at the evidence that al Qaeda didn't have anything
to do with it either--it was an inside job.
can see how far away the prof is from reality right off the bat.
as importantly, let's ask oursleves who is responsible for what the
decision-makers do? That is, of whom is the government by, of, and for?
Iraq, like most wars, is a war born of lies and criminality. All of
those violate the Constitution and just plain morality. Are the troops
not citizens? And are they not sworn to protect against domestic enemies?
Thus, if they were really doing their sworn duty, they'd be heading
for Washington right now to arrest most of the government.
much better off if the reason for more support of the troops was a creeping
realization that we've let the government get way out of control in
the maintenance of our fantasies about America the Great, and that the
we, the people, bear the responsibilty--not the decision-makers alone.
vet "Bud Taylor" makes an odd remark, that it's the great
visual media coverage of the war—what has "happened to bodies"
that has really brought it home "as never before." What media
is he talking about? Is it on this planet? The word that best describes
the detailed visuals of our atrocities in Iraq is 'blackout.'
12 Dec '05 Headline: Departing Sanderski sets sights high
A good sign for Leominster.
has to be the youngest person ever to get elected to our School Committee.
But not only did he have youth, but a tendency to ask tough questions
and not to fold under the status quo and prevailng 'wisdom.'
young man now intends to run for City Council. I, for one, can't wait
to see the mental cobwebs in that place begin to disperse with the influx
of new energy.
the issues he intends to address, affordable housing and poverty, are
still symptoms of more fundamental problems, his propensity to question
and seek creates the strong possibility that he'll begin to see the
global deep politics, and take a step beyond conventional attitudes.
he runs for at-large so I can vote for him. Maybe one day, mayor. So
far, he's got my vote there, too.
11 Dec '05 Article: Key to city's future may be historical buildings
Finally revealed: One motive for Fitchburg City Councilor Straight's
constant whining about crime and street drugs.
a company owned by the Straightster and his father is near completion
of the conversion of the upper floors of one old downtown building into
47 condos. See, here's the plan: Get people with higher-paying jobs
who work closer to Boston to live here and worsen the overpopulation
of our area in order to support the planned "upscale retail"
orgy that is intended to "revitalize" Fitchburg's downtown.
what we call economic growth and development, folks. And it's damn good
for ya, too. And good for the city. Whereas, T-shirts that say Stop
Snitching, why, those are bad for the city says the mayor. Why? It's
all about image, people.
it's easy to see how Straight has been so concerned about rabble and
nasty-drug people on the street whose presence might offend the sensibilities
of the much-preferred upscale folk. With such a sullied image, Fitchburg
might not attract the upscalers, who are sure to indulge their disease-causing,
but legal, hypocritical drug addictions in the comfort of upscale bars
and restaraunts with all the blessings of aint-it-grand respectability.
Christopher Iosua's quote puts it all in perspective: "I think
there are quite a few consumers attracted to buildings with historical
significance." Consumers, aka taxpayers, aka happily enslaved and
indebted Conehead drones, is what people are. Implying, of course, that
if you don't have the dough, you won't see the show, so get the hell
outta Dodge, you low-life scum.
is, of course, one more reason why we have to throw people out of their
homes to widen the road between Fitchburg and Mallsville (Leominster).
Here's a more descriptive term for the dreams of the captains of industry:
11 Dec '05 Article: Q&A with John Souza
Vision is not this bureaucrat's forte.
interview, the Leominster Planning Board Chairman reveals the lock-step,
status-quo thinking he shares with area growthmongers. The trouble is,
a black-and-white, facts-and-figures compartmentalized engineering brain
is being applied to a situation requiring organic, creative, holistic
before this man a couple of years ago during the public hearings on
the proposed Rte 117 Wal-Mart development. I tried to suggest that the
area may already be over-developed, and that, in any case, it makes
no sense to forge ahead with energy-intensive projects with an impending
crunch hanging over our heads. "Energy is not a concern,"
or something to that effect, was his reply.
As I tried
to support my case, and to suggest that our local actions also have
global implications, he then proceeded to shut me up.
a man who has swallowed hook and line the Growth-is-God propaganda of
debt-based economics. Souza: "There's one phrase that I like: 'When
growth ceases, stagnation begins.'" There's the self-defining elephantiasis
canard in a nutshell.
ever heard of prosperous stability, or balance and harmony, you see.
It's just more, more, more until we look like Boston, whose people are
fleeing this way to the warm embrace of people like Souza until we turn
this area into pavement and malls, and gain sufficient population density
to appeal to the Smokey Bones crapfood restaraunt chain.
a simplistic analogy that the city is a business that must develop its
product, which is "the people the land we develop (sic),"
or start going backwards. He then pays lip service to "managing
it in a respectful way." I imagine that throwing people out of
their homes to widen a street and flooding neighborhoods with traffic
is what he refers to as respect.
logic is, we must grow forever in our finite space, or die. He doesn't
get it that our economy is manipulated to require growth as the answer
to inflation and debt--creations of the banking masters who steal our
wealth. To them, people like Mr Souza are ideal automatons, serving
capitalist greed within the inadequate parameters of lip-service environmental
see that the growth of which he speaks is an addiction and the same
as the cash you get from a credit card that gives you that sense of
wealth--for a while. But there is a credit limit and the debt must be
paid. In the case of eternal growth, the credit card is earth in liquidation,
as we pile up the toxic suicidality demonstrated so clearly by the WTC
collapse and New Orleans.
equivocates about the Board being "a board of permitted uses,"
not a body with the "power to just deny everything." Which
means (which he doesn't say) that whatever is permitted, however stupid,
must be approved. Only the "Zoning Board of Appeals is the board
of non-permitted uses" and it can 'arbitrarily' say no. How illogical
is that? The appeals board must also go by some guideline, such as the
zoning law. And that is the real problem, not all the bureaucrats regimented
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