Sunday, June 08, 2008

Keeping abreast of the worsening environment it is only June the North East is in a heat wave but I want to discuss the Midwest Indiana specifically!

We have been watching the growing fires in California, a multitude of problems in Florida, water wars, food problems, massive damage due to Tornadoes and Hurricanes but I want to discuss Indiana because I was taken aback by the depth of the widespread flooding problems that flashed through yesterdays dose of Olympic trials and Big Brown's failed attempt at the triple crown. You know all of this is just starting and none of it will be stopped by anyone but I want to discuss the Midwest and Indiana.

Severe storms crippled central Indiana with as much as 10 inches of rain Saturday and spawned tornadoes that ripped up roofs and flipped tractor-trailers in Wisconsin and the Chicago suburbs. The floods in Indiana threatened dams, inundated highways and forced the Coast Guard to rescue residents from swamped homes. To the northwest, Chicago-area residents ran for cover as tornadoes touched down throughout the region. Wisconsin had a few tornado injuries, and at least one injury was reported near Chicago. Indiana had been spared any reported deaths or injuries. "At this point, mercifully, we believe all Hoosiers are secure," Gov. Mitch Daniels said at a news conference. "We hope that will continue."

Daniels declared an emergency in 17 counties as the Coast Guard was called in to help with flooding that has forced hundreds of people from their homes. Ninety percent of the small town of Paragon, southwest of Indianapolis, was underwater, State Homeland Security Director Joe Wainscott said. Water reached the first floor of Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, but no patients had to be moved, county Commissioner Tom Kite said. "We have dams failing in the Prince's Lakes area," threatening the town of Nineveh, about 30 miles south of Indianapolis, Kite said. Indiana State Police reported evacuations in the Lake Lemon area about 10 miles northeast of Bloomington. Dams near Gold Point were close to collapse, police said. Interstate 70 was closed in Clay County in west-central Indiana, and Interstate 65 and another major route, U.S. 31, both were closed near Franklin.

In western Indiana, water more than a foot deep surrounded homes on Terre Haute's east side. U.S. 41 was the only route open into Terre Haute, and it was down to one lane by mid-afternoon. J.D. Kesler, deputy director of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, said more than 200 people had to be rescued from their homes, vehicles and nursing homes there.More than 30,000 electricity customers lost power, the Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission said. Near Chicago, Will County Sheriff's Department spokesman Pat Barry said a tornado damaged several homes in the Wilmington area and toppled trees and power lines. A person was injured on Interstate 57 in the southern suburbs, and a swath of the major highway closed as authorities worked to clear overturned trucks, said State Trooper Mark Dorencz. Tornadoes were also reported in Lake County, north of the city, and in Livingston County, to the southwest. Central and southeastern Wisconsin were pelted with baseball-size hail in a storm that blew roofs off homes, toppled trees and power lines, and injured at least six people.Flooding built up around Milwaukee, where water as deep as 2 feet in roads caused parked cars to drift and closed parts of an interstate highway. Midwest storms bring floods and twisters

We now know The Indiana Department of Homeland Security said Sunday morning that two people had died as a result of flooding, but did not immediately release details. One of the fatalities was confirmed in Columbus. Record flooding was ongoing Sunday morning on the White, Flatrock and Wabash rivers. About 150 residents were evacuated from a nursing home in Morgan County. More than 250 patients and employees were evacuated from Columbus Regional Hospital late Saturday. Authorities said anyone with relatives who were at the hospital can call 812-372-3789 to find out where they have been taken. The hospital is expected to be closed for some time. State Homeland Security Director Joe Wainscott said Saturday that officials had no idea how many evacuations had taken place, many by boat, but no fewer than several hundred homes and businesses were affected. The U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, Indiana Task Force One and local agencies were involved in rescues.

Ninety percent of the small town of Paragon, southwest of Indianapolis, was underwater Saturday morning, Wainscott said. Flooding was also extensive in Terre Haute and Spencer, he said. Johnson County Emergency Management Director Forrest Sutton told 6News that the flooding was "likely the largest and most costly disaster we've ever had." Gov. Mitch Daniels issued a new disaster declaration because of flooding in 10 counties, separate from the one he issued Friday for 41 counties because of storm damage. Those counties are: Brown, Clay, Greene, Johnson, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Shelby, Vermillion and Vigo. The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched two rescue helicopters to Indianapolis, where they could be sent to flooded areas as needed. A scuba team had performed swift-water rescues and helped evacuate homes in Johnson County, sheriff's dispatcher Zachary Elliott said.

Dams in the county failed in the Prince's Lakes area, threatening the town of Nineveh about 30 miles south of Indianapolis, county Commissioner Tom Kite said. Water had reached the first floor of Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Kite said. Cars were submerged up to their windshields in the county government building parking lot, and Indiana National Guard troops rerouted traffic around the main street through Franklin. Numerous Roads Closed; Some Roads Washed Out Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 reopened in Clay County late Saturday, but westbound lanes remained closed because part of the interstate had collapsed. Motorists were detoured in the area. Interstate 65 reopened in both directions at about 9 p.m. Saturday after it was blocked for several hours near Franklin.

U.S. 31 was closed in Johnson and Bartholomew counties, stranding many motorists who had no place else to go. In Morgan County, state roads 67 and 37 were both closed. Statewide, 25 state and interstate highways remain closed, homeland security officials said. Numerous county roads in the affected areas were damaged or had bridges that were washed out. Record Flooding Expected as Hundreds of rescues were made Saturday as flooding ravaged a large part of central Indiana. Please look at the multitudes of Blogs and videos so you can keep up with this!

* This was A downpour that included an apparent state record of 11 inches in Edinburgh, Ind., soaked an area between Terre Haute and Bloomington Saturday, sending rivers over their banks and sweeping away vehicles, the Indianapolis Star reported. The fatality was reported in Columbus, Ind., where authorities found a man dead in his flooded car. Floodwaters were expected to recede Sunday, authorities said. National Guard troops fanned out across the area searching for flooding victims as patients in a Columbus hospital were evacuated to escape rising floodwaters. The Star reported many roads and highways in central Indiana were closed due to standing water. The severe weather came only two days after Indiana was raked by tornadoes that resulted in disaster area declarations for 41 counties, the newspaper reported. "Mother Nature has landed another one on our chin," Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said after he declared an additional 18 counties disaster areas Saturday. Hold on!

James Joiner
Gardner Ma


Brother Tim said...

Let's hope that the white hoosiers fare better than their black counterparts in New Orleans.

Our infrastructure is going to hell in a handbasket, while we pump hundreds of billions into an unwinnable war in the ME.

I guess the Bush/Neo-cons can't steal as much on local projects... too many eyes on 'em.

I'll bet some more hefty tax-cuts for the already obscenely wealthy could remedy this situation. [end snark]

an average patriot said...

The county is purposely being sent to hell in a hand basket so whoever is in charge can take total control of us. Things will be so bad people will go for anything.
Hey what the heck happened yesterday? Everything work out!

Larry said...

Most of the ares in Indiana that are flooded are in the extremely southern rural parts that are populated with poor people who could very well live in Applacia.

The governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels was Bush's Budget Director until he came to Indiana and ran for governor.

His sole mission was to sell Indiana to foreign entities of which he sold the Indiana Toll Road forhundreds of millions to the same foreign foes who are attempting to buy the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Daniels rules Indiana like his mentor Bush. Like a dwarfed tyrant.

Larry said...

What does this say Jim:

The Money System In a Nutshell: How the Rich get Richer and Why We Never Do

Wealth is forever. In case you’ve never thought about it, it’s true, once it’s created it’s forever. All you have to do is hold onto it. That’s something I realized a while back when I started analyzing how our society is set up, and it’s set up to make the rich and powerful more rich and powerful by using us and taking our share of the wealth we create for themselves.

It’s about money, that green stuff that strangely doesn’t turn out to be anything at all. It has no inherent value, you can’t eat it or wear it or use it for anything yet here we are, an enormous nation of people who get up every day and hump at jobs just to get their hands on more of that stuff they think is wealth.

The thing is, there is such a thing as real money but Federal Reserve Notes aren’t dollars, they aren’t based on anything. This was done on purpose too, it’s all part of the plan. Which is of course to rip us off for everything. They knew all they had to do was perpetrate the myth that Federal Reserve Notes are money and that they have value, even though they don’t. As long as nobody knows about it, then the plan is on.

The first step was to get everybody dancing to their tune, get them obsessed with the idea that it’s all about getting money. That was easy to do with the aid of Hollywood and TV sets. They presented the public with made up images of people living "the good life" and being all cool because they’ve got all the latest stuff. Soon everybody wanted the good life and to have the latest stuff, and the race was on.

People came off their farms and started taking every conceivable kind of job, giving up their lives and families and time and doing nothing but working. Working their lives away. Working to try to get their hands on ever more money because they now believed, after decades of consistent government/media brainwashing via the boob-tube in everybody’s living rooms, that nothing mattered more than getting rich. People wanted all the stuff that money can buy.

Soon the things in life that have real value, that money can’t touch with a ten foot pole like health, and love and family and friends, quality of life, free time, common sense, solidarity, community, education, self-empowerment, actual democracy and being self ruling, spirit and soul and the whole nine yards, all of that was devalued to zero. We went morally bankrupt a long time ago. But now being morally bankrupt is the in thing. It seems to work best for the criminal classes, the ones at the top and the ones at the bottom, there’s no real difference except the ones at the top are infinitely more dangerous and will never be punished for the crimes they perpetrate.

So now they had the whole country working, sweating away, laboring at every kind of job there is and that’s what they wanted. Because regardless of what they tell us in school, and regardless of what the financial whiz bangs drone on about, the bottom line is this: the only way to create wealth is through human labor. Period. End of story. No labor, no wealth. Forget about it.

Well, you may say, what about gold mines? What about all those natural resources? You can create wealth by snatching those up and selling them.

No Twinkles, you can’t, not without labor. Without lots and lots of labor to go dig those mines and mine that gold and shovel it into carts and process it and ship it and truck it and sell it, you ain’t got squat. Nothing happens unless somebody somewhere gets off their ass and does something. It is a physical impossibility that anything gets done in this world unless people get up and labor to accomplish it, whatever it is. But those natural resources are on the flip side of this concept of how to squeeze the life out of the world and everybody in it to make yourself king of the planet. More on that later.

So first, you invented play money and convinced everyone it’s the greatest thing in the world and made them want it. Then you used that worthless paper that you can print up in your monopolized private banking kingdom out of thin air since it’s based on nothing whatsoever, and offered to pay people with it to get up and get off their butts and work, labor, because only if they get up and labor will they create any wealth for you to steal.

Soon you’ve got the whole country digging and scratching for money, laboring every day for the best part of the day, year after year after year. And at the end of the week or the month when it’s payday, you grudgingly write out a check to pay them with fake money that has no value. And you make sure to calculate how much that labor is actually worth and you make sure to only give them a tiny percentage of that value back in pay. You want to keep them beneath you, that’s the whole idea, so you tell them their labor isn’t worth much and you pocket most of it for yourself. Free wealth for you, too bad for them.

But they don’t complain, and unions have been depicted as evil in the press so people don’t feel comfortable getting together to fight you for their fair share. And if unions do spring up you see to it they get rubbed out and so you keep total control over the workers and they can’t say or do anything or they’ll get fired. You win again, they lose again. Just the way you like it.

So you pay them as little as you can get away with and buy off the government so they won’t try to step in and make you be fair and share the wealth the workers create. So even though the money is fake it will all work because everything has been converted over to this system of trade using the fake money as if it was actually money so as long as people believe it’s money and it has value, everything will proceed according to plan. And we do believe it, they believe it all over the world. And it’s that belief alone, and nothing else, that keeps everyone getting up and going to work to get more of something that has no value, that can’t buy gold, and that the value of can be reduced to zero in the course of an hour any time the powers that be decide they want to do it.

Now come the natural resources because they are free for the taking. And there are tons of them, all over the world, all different kinds of them. You can mine them just by getting them out of the ground and turning around and selling them to make a ton of money. So you get those laborers out there and tell them to start digging and voila! Wealth is being created for you, all for you, without you having to lift a finger. The laborers will do all of the work and all you have to do is pay them some fake money that you also fully intend to get back from them pretty soon.

How? By becoming the market too, by being the monopoly of stores and businesses that provide all the goods to the very same laborers who will spend that money. And they will spend it and you’ll get it all back again and they who have done all the work and created your little empire for you will have nothing to show for all their years of hard work. They’ll be broke and you’ll be rich.

To make sure that the laboring class can’t do what the rich twits are doing, they bought the government in order to make it illegal for anyone but them to do this scam; and they created and armed the police saying, "These guys are here to protect the citizens". But only they are citizens in their minds, and the police are there to protect them from us, the rabble. In fact we’re all enemies of the state the second we disagree with a thing they say. Just thought you should know that. So no, the cops are not there for your benefit. They work for the rich twits to keep us in line. That might explain a few things you see going on at protests or in jails and prisons all over the country. It starts making sense when you look at it right.

Next they made the laws that say that you and I can’t just start some kind of business for ourselves and opt out of their little game, like gambling or manufacturing in our own homes, or banking and printing fake money for ourselves to use and trade. That would be competition for them and they won’t stand for it. So it’s only legal for them to do anything that lets people get rich and for everyone else it’s not legal.

The whole system is devised to cheat the people out of everything, starting with their labor, the only way that wealth can be created. The trick was only to get people to get up and do that labor, and to not pay them with actual money, not with actual gold or silver because those hold their value and people would be able to put that real wealth aside, save it up or even get together to start something of their own and you can’t have that. That would give the working class actual power and then they could refuse to comply with your way of doing things. They would be able to say things like, "Take this job and shove it, jerk! I don’t need your money, I have plenty of my own, so bite me. I don’t have to put up with this".

That would never do. You need to be able to pull the plug on the entire money system when the moment is right, and in the meantime you need to be able to change the value of that fake money so that it keeps taking more and more of it to buy the goods they need to survive. You must pay them less and less, let foreigners take their jobs for cheaper wages, and jack up the prices for everything they need to survive. They must be kept hungry and struggling and in fear of losing their jobs so that you can work them to death and they won’t dare complain.

So if you’ve ever wondered why the government does nothing to stop the inpouring of illegal workers, now you know why. Remember, they are the government. They’ll never have to do anything to make it harder on themselves, they’ll always make it harder on you and profit from it. The media keeps us all fighting over the illegal aliens situation on purpose because that way we stay focused on a problem they created to help themselves instead of figuring out what they’re pulling and hunting them down and kicking their asses.

This is how they do us all the time. You’d really be surprised to find out how little of what they tell us is the truth. It’s all a scam designed to make them richer and more powerful by taking what is rightfully ours whether we like it or not. Like the way they keep telling us we are free and this is a democracy but it isn’t and it never was. But just like we believe the money is real, we believe the democracy is real, so we keep on playing the game, just the way they like it.

We are watching now as they keep devaluing our dollar, our fake money which already has no value, and it’s forcing everyone to spend more and more of something that is harder and harder to get enough of because they’re also lowering our wages, ending our benefits, and are no longer paying the parts of our salaries they used to have to pay. They tell us they can’t afford it when the fact is they can. But they’d rather strip us of wealth because we’re starting to catch on, so they need us hungrier than ever and in abject fear of not finding work to feed our families.

So the people are creating all of the wealth with their labor, and are being paid with your fake money which they then turn around and give back to you in order to survive so in the end you get the work for free and they get zip except barely enough to stay alive and come back every day to keep working to make more wealth for you to steal, while their own lives go down the toilet and become ever more unsatisfying and hopeless and they have to go into endless debt just to keep a roof over their heads. And you and your class get richer every step of the way. It’s so brilliant it almost hurts.

And that’s what they’ve done. They’ve created a huge money vacuum that sucks all of the wealth we create out of our pockets and puts it into their pockets. But wait you say, if that money has no value then how can they be rich even if they get all of it?

Well that’s the really sneaky and ugly part of this sinister system. You see, the money has no value but the labor created real value, it does create real wealth. So the wealth is real but it’s just not in any form that can make anyone secure or stable or rich. So the guys behind all this crap created the financial market and money games that almost none of us can relate to. And they trade that fake money for other money that does have value and they buy gold with it, and other things and it’s at that point that they transmute the wealth our labor creates into monetary forever- wealth. The wealth doesn’t come into three dimensional being until after they pull it out of our economy. When they’ve made their deals in the market, they con others into taking the worthless money off their hands and trading them for money that does have value, and then they take that value and pocket it and we never see it again.

Which was what brought this entry on in the first place, wondering where all of the wealth we’ve created has gone? This amounts to a hell of a lot of wealth. All of the productivity which we have increased and doubled and tripled again and again and which should have resulted in much shorter work days and shorter work weeks and more time off and better benefits and greater wealth for us all hasn’t been turned into any of that.

All of that exponentially increased wealth has been hijacked into their own pockets with stories of how they can’t afford to pay us a fair wage or cover the health benefits anymore as they buy out all of the smaller companies hoping to turn the whole country into a place that buys everything from only them and their five whole brands that supply us with everything, and all from China too. They’ve funneled literally trillions of dollars worth of our combined hard work and labor into their own pockets and totally out of our country and we’re seeing it now in bankrupt states and counties, crumbling infrastructure, and the total lack of concern over the increasing shabbiness of our country and the ever shrinking quality of life so many of us now face. They’ve simply taken it all and gone to Dubai to live like royalty.

What’s next? The banks are ’failing’ now we are told, they have no actual fake money to bring out if we all showed up and wanted to withdraw our fake money and somehow that means they are failing. They should fail, they deserve to, then maybe some of us can get real banks going. But they can’t have that.

So what happens? The government, who is nothing more than the lapdog of these goons, says to us, we need to ’bail out" the banks and they tell the Federal Reserve to go ahead and print up more hundreds of billions of fake money to charge us interest on and give it to the banks, so that they can loan it out. When they loan it out they get even more free wealth in the form of fees and interest, one of their most favorite scams, a way to get more of our money for nothing and keep getting richer than God.

So we are being taken every step of the way and the ones taking us are the ones funneling all the wealth to themselves screwing everyone they deal with every moment of the day.

They have stuck foreign countries with our worthless bills so they can get real wealth in other places and buy up the gold and silver and platinum and so forth and the other countries, afraid of our military and insane leadership who can’t wait to nuke anything that moves, put up with it. There’s your free trade right there. It’s all a big fat lie and a scam.

So the whole house of cards is a reality. All these other countries have literally bought trillions of our valueless dollars in "investments" and are sitting on it hoping they can sell it back to us, but we won’t buy it back because we’re all broke and we never intended to anyway. Nobody has any money here and were running the whole country on credit, which costs us honkin interest that all gets paid to the Federal Reserve who charges that interest on something they print up out of thin air that has no value.

Our whole system is a ghost, it doesn’t exist, it’s like the Emperor’s new clothes. If people ever stood still long enough to soak that in, they’d be righteously pissed off and this would change and things might be able to be fixed and we could get rid of the criminals feeding off of us. But, people are small minded and greedy and all they care about is getting more worthless money because they think it makes them cool or something and they don’t care who they screw to get some of it. Or they are so desperate and poor that they have no choice but to keep spinning inside their hamster wheels to put some lousy genetically tampered with food on the table to stay alive a little while longer, and keep paying those high interest rates and inflated prices and getting sicker and more downtrodden all the while. And we can’t explain this to the public because all they care about is shopping and they don’t believe anything unless they hear it on the news, which is all owned by the same people doing all this stuff to us and they’ll never admit to any of it. So there you go.

And the bitch of it is that we have no respect for money at all. We don’t save it, we spend it as fast as we can get it and we don’t care at all that they rip us off with super inflated prices or with crappy products that only last a couple of months and then we have to go get a new one. All good for them but not for us, if we had any sense.

If we had any sense we’d understand the rules of wealth and the first rule is, wealth is power, and the second rule is, in order to be wealthy you can’t spend your money. It has to be left somewhere, untouched, to grow into a bunch of money.

People used to understand that and so they demanded that when they spent money on something they got their full money’s worth. And the fact is that real wealth is forever. As long as you don’t touch it, it’s not going anywhere. Bars of gold will never lose their value, they will not rot, they will not evaporate, they are forever. Wealth is forever. So when we spend our wealth, such as it is, we can only be getting a fair price if what we buy has equal value, it has to be forever or we are losing. Vacuum cleaners used to be made out of solid steel and they lasted forever. You couldn’t wear them out. TV sets and appliances all came with lifetime warranties and free service because people wouldn’t settle for anything less, why would they? It would be stupid to pay 100% full price in forever wealth in exchange for something that was only worth 10% and wouldn’t work longer than a year or two, much less 30 days like most warranties are now.

Think about it. Do you think they would take your money if it was only good for 30 days and then it would evaporate into thin air? If when you went to buy a refrigerator you told them, "Here is nine hundred dollars, but it’s only good for the length of the warranty on this refrigerator, which is 90 days. After that whatever account you’ve got this money in, it won’t be there any more. It won’t be good anymore". Do you think they’d stand for that? Hell no. But it’s okay that they do it to you, you just don’t get to do it to them. You’re supposed to take it from them because it’s good for them when you have to keep coming back to buy new refrigerators and cell phones and CD players to replace the crappy ones you bought six months ago. They do that on purpose and it’s not fair. We are so stupid we don’t even care when they rip us off like this, it just doesn’t matter to us, all we want is more stuff. And even that is something they put into our heads so we’d do exactly this. And it’s worked out beyond their wildest dreams.

Now that they’ve funneled all of the wealth of the centuries out of the country, and turned it into real wealth that they have pulled out of the world economies and are sitting on it, keeping it stuffed away quietly somewhere, all of a sudden, there is a money shortage. The real money out there that is based on gold and silver and has actual value, can’t be printed up because that money is based on having physical assets to value it on. The physical assets have been bought up, and that’s all the gold and silver sitting in their private vaults. They’ve taken all of the wealth they could get their hands on, which is almost all of it in the whole wide world and what little is left is just enough to keep us stirring the pot, and keep us going to work so we don’t notice that they’ve robbed the country of everything. And soon they’ll leave, they’ll pull out and our system will collapse because the game will be over and we will suffer and die and eat shit and they will be giving each other high fives and buying their 17th mansion and 200 foot yacht. That’s how they do it.

But that’s not the end of the game because there is still more labor to tap and that means there is more wealth being created to steal and the next phase will be different but it will all be the same thing. A huge rip off. And the public never catches on so it lets them keep playing this scam on the whole world over and over and they have over the centuries, collected massive amounts of the wealth that is ours, and the goal is simple. They’ve said so themselves. They want to own the world. And it looks like they’re going to.

The wars and all that? It’s all a facade. The movies, the music, the candidates races, Fox news, it’s all there to distract us. They need to keep us distracted so they can keep ripping us off. That’s all anything is about, think about it. Nobody cares about anything unless there is money involved. It’s the only thing that matters to them, they are retards and psychopaths and we are a human resource to mine and use to get rich and throw away when we’re all used up. That’s why they hate to see our tax dollars going to pay for anything we need like welfare or medical care or education, they don’t care about any of that, not for us. We’re to be used not taken care of, we have no value if we can’t labor. So the elderly and the young and the injured and the sick, their philosophy is "fuck ’em". And the politicians tell you that those people suck the system dry and what a joke it is. They barely phase the system, they cost us nothing compared with the reality that those people take everything we have and now they want even that little bit too. They really want it all for themselves.

And that’s how the money system works. That’s the scam of forever that steals everything from us, that we never catch on to, that keeps us from gaining any power, enough to fight them back and that’s why there are bloody revolutions. People eventually do get sick of it, they do figure it out, usually when millions of people are starving and poor and sick, but they do eventually get the clue. Then they rise up and squish every elite they can get their hands on and we all start over.

That’s planet earth. You’d think we could come up with a better game plan than that but no, I guess not. Not when it’s all about some small handful of freaks and lying greed bag psychopaths who don’t give a shit about anyone but themselves and their own money class of assholes and liars and twits who actually believe they are better than we are. That’s our retarded world.

Closing Thoughts

That’s all you really need to know about our money system. In fact you probably know more about it now than a lot of so called experts. You don’t need to know formulas or any of the incomprehensible nonsense in financial books, none of that matters, it’s all made up anyway. All that matters is that when you peel away the nonsense this is what you’ll see because that’s what’s really there and anyone, anyone at all can understand it. It’s a big fat rip off. It’s something everyone should know, and now you do.

What you decide to do about it is up to you, but I’ll offer this for your consideration. No one anywhere is ever obligated to let crooks, thieves or criminals have their way with our lives. Why should we? We aren’t lesser beings! No one has to go along with that because it just doesn’t make sense. It’s stupid to even suggest it. And any law that says we have to let rich guys rip us off is bull, nobody with any self respect would lay down for that for one second.

And by the way, there is no shame in bankruptcy, that’s just another lie they’ve sold you to make you feel bad about not wanting to pay them more than you want to take care of yourself and your family. Taking care of yourself and your family and your needs should always come first. They want you to feel you’re not worth anything unless you give them all of your money. Do you see how they’ve gotten into our heads? It’s just stupid. We don’t have to care whether crooks get paid, why should we? We must always see to our needs first and foremost and never feel an ounce of guilt about it, that’s just common sense.

That’s what they do. They don’t care who they hurt or kill or screw or destroy in the name of getting more money for themselves. It’s a game to them, and they never lose, we always pay for their losses. The game is rigged and they always win and if you don’t know that they’ll take you for everything you’ve got. People actually kill themselves over bills piling up, it’s a horrible situation. If that’s happening to you, set yourself free. Screw them, they aren’t worth your life or anyone else’s life. File bankruptcy. The whole credit thing is a scam so screw that too. Don’t play along, don’t empower them. Nothing about them is worth you suffering and especially not dying over. They aren’t worth the crud on the bottom of your shoes.

No one should ever be more concerned about them than they are about you and in case you haven’t figured it out by now, they don’t care about you at all. And by the way, they file bankruptcy all the time. That’s how crooked and rotten this whole scam is. There is no shame in it, never forget that.

See the movie "Maxed Out" on the front page at for a closer look at the scam being perpetrated on the good people of this country. Being informed is being prepared and you won’t be prone to falling for their lies and schemes anymore. The quality of your life is up to you. You get to protect yourself from being destroyed by voracious capitalist bastards, it’s your basic human right to protect your interests and yourself, and don’t ever let anyone tell you any different. That is the biggest lie of all and the saddest thing is how many Americans have come to believe it. It’s an outrage. Stand up and refuse to cooperate. That’s where change begins. They get stopped when we stop them by not cooperating. How can that be wrong? It can’t be.

The hypocrisy has to end. There cannot be two different sets of rules, rules for the priveleged criminals and rules for everybody else. That’s not a democracy it’s a sham.

The rules have to be the same for everyone, no special priveleges, no bail outs for banks and giant corporations, and equal access to the major media for all. That’s fair, not what we have now. We don’t have to stand for this crap.

These people are not our superiors. They are not better than we are, they are just people and shitty people at that. They are liars and brainwashers who have the money to perpetrate gigantic head games on all of us, and keep those of us who see it from having equal access to the public airwaves to expose them. The game is rigged and that is not okay.

We don’t owe them anything, why do we think so? Because they’re rich? So what? They ripped it all off! Cash has nothing to do with being a decent person, they’re not related. And not having cash does not make anyone a lesser being. It’s an outrageous sick idea, stop buying into it.

We are not anybody’s property. We are not here to obey. We are here to call our own shots and have it our way, not their way because their way sucks and they know it.

If we truly want to be free, then we have to be free of them, and they won’t pass any laws to make that easy. Refusing to comply with bogus criminal laws and disrespectful demands on us will send the message. That will get them scared enough to stop the rape and pillage. So tell people what’s really going on and help spread the word that we are equal beings who don’t have to take getting treated this way. Why should we? It’s our call to make and if we don’t want to be slaves for the rich then we better start thinking and acting like we’re autonomous, independent people who demand decency from government, and ethics, and fair treatment, justice and transparency.

It all starts here, at the abolition of the fake dollar and a return to the gold standard so that our wealth is real wealth that can’t be jerked around. That’s where security starts in a world that’s got a price tag on everything. It’s all about self respect and realizing their rules are not God’s laws. They’re just stuff made up by people no different than us who are hogging the show and taking advantage of us all. We don’t have to obey any of their rules or their dumb laws if they’re stupid, insulting outrageous grabs at what is not theirs to take. We don’t owe anybody that!

So do what you have to do, what you believe is right, and always take care of your own interests first and foremost. We don’t owe anyone our lives or happiness. We don’t have to give up justice or ethics just because they want it that way. And don’t ever believe you aren’t more important than they are, you are! In your life you are the most important person and it’s what you want that counts most. What they want is irrelevant. It’s only if they can get you to believe otherwise that they can win. It only happens if we give it to them.

Do you want to give it to them? Hell no! Lets get the criminal rich and the corporation twits out of our government! We need regulations placed on all of these people because they’re criminals! They’ve proven it time and again. They can’t be trusted.

This country and it’s laws and the whole dang economy is ours to take back anytime we wake up and just refuse to do what they want. And that’s something we can all do. I say, let’s do it.

Larry said...


The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind

By Sharon Churcher

Now that Hillary Clinton has at last formally withdrawn from the race for the White House, the eyes of America and the world will focus on Barack Obama and his Republican rival Senator John McCain.

While Obama will surely press his credentials as the embodiment of the American dream – a handsome, charismatic young black man who was raised on food stamps by a single mother and who represents his country’s future – McCain will present himself as a selfless, principled war hero whose campaign represents not so much a battle for the presidency of the United States, but a crusade to rescue the nation’s tarnished reputation.

Forgotten woman: But despite all her problems Carol McCain says she still adores he ex-husband

McCain likes to illustrate his moral fibre by referring to his five years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam. And to demonstrate his commitment to family values, the 71-year-old former US Navy pilot pays warm tribute to his beautiful blonde wife, Cindy, with whom he has four children.

But there is another Mrs McCain who casts a ghostly shadow over the Senator’s presidential campaign. She is seldom seen and rarely written about, despite being mother to McCain’s three eldest children.

And yet, had events turned out differently, it would be she, rather than Cindy, who would be vying to be First Lady. She is McCain’s first wife, Carol, who was a famous beauty and a successful swimwear model when they married in 1965.

She was the woman McCain dreamed of during his long incarceration and torture in Vietnam’s infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison and the woman who faithfully stayed at home looking after the children and waiting anxiously for news.

But when McCain returned to America in 1973 to a fanfare of publicity and a handshake from Richard Nixon, he discovered his wife had been disfigured in a terrible car crash three years earlier. Her car had skidded on icy roads into a telegraph pole on Christmas Eve, 1969. Her pelvis and one arm were shattered by the impact and she suffered massive internal injuries.

When Carol was discharged from hospital after six months of life-saving surgery, the prognosis was bleak. In order to save her legs, surgeons

had been forced to cut away huge sections of shattered bone, taking with it her tall, willowy figure. She was confined to a wheelchair and was forced to use a catheter.

Through sheer hard work, Carol learned to walk again. But when John McCain came home from Vietnam, she had gained a lot of weight and bore little resemblance to her old self.

Today, she stands at just 5ft4in and still walks awkwardly, with a pronounced limp. Her body is held together by screws and metal plates and, at 70, her face is worn by wrinkles that speak of decades of silent suffering.

For nearly 30 years, Carol has maintained a dignified silence about the accident, McCain and their divorce. But last week at the bungalow where she now lives at Virginia Beach, a faded seaside resort 200 miles south of Washington, she told The Mail on Sunday how McCain divorced her in 1980 and married Cindy, 18 years his junior and the heir to an Arizona brewing fortune, just one month later.

Golden couple: John and Cindy McCain at a charity gala in Los Angeles

Carol insists she remains on good terms with her ex-husband, who agreed as part of their divorce settlement to pay her medical costs for life. ‘I have no bitterness,’

she says. ‘My accident is well recorded. I had 23 operations, I am five inches shorter than I used to be and I was in hospital for six months. It was just awful, but it wasn’t the reason for my divorce.

‘My marriage ended because John McCain didn’t want to be 40, he wanted to be 25. You know that just does.’

Some of McCain’s acquaintances are less forgiving, however. They portray the politician as a self-centred womaniser who effectively abandoned his crippled wife to ‘play the field’. They accuse him of finally settling on Cindy, a former rodeo beauty queen, for financial reasons.

McCain was then earning little more than £25,000 a year as a naval officer, while his new father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was a multi-millionaire who had impeccable political connections.

He first met Carol in the Fifties while he was at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. He was a privileged, but rebellious scion of one of America’s most distinguished military dynasties – his father and grandfather were both admirals.

But setting out to have a good time, the young McCain hung out with a group of young officers who called themselves the ‘Bad Bunch’.

His primary interest was women and his conquests ranged from a knife-wielding floozy nicknamed ‘Marie, the Flame of Florida’ to a tobacco heiress.

Carol fell into his fast-living world by accident. She escaped a poor upbringing in Philadelphia to become a successful model, married an Annapolis classmate of McCain’s and had two children – Douglas and Andrew – before renewing what one acquaintance calls ‘an old flirtation’ with McCain.

It seems clear she was bowled over by McCain’s attention at a time when he was becoming bored with his playboy lifestyle.

‘He was 28 and ready to settle down and he loved Carol’s children,’ recalled another Annapolis graduate, Robert Timberg, who wrote The Nightingale’s Song, a bestselling biography of McCain and four other graduates of the academy.

The couple married and McCain adopted Carol’s sons. Their daughter, Sidney, was born a year later, but domesticity was clearly beginning

to bore McCain – the couple were regarded as ‘fixtures on the party circuit’ before McCain requested combat duty in Vietnam at the end of 1966.

He was assigned as a bomber pilot on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Tonkin.

What follows is the stuff of the McCain legend. He was shot down over Hanoi in October 1967 on his 23rd mission over North Vietnam and was badly beaten by an angry mob when he was pulled, half-drowned from a lake.

War hero: McCain with Carol as he arrives back in the US in 1973 after his five years as a PoW in North Vietnam

Over the next five-and-a-half years in the notorious Hoa Loa Prison he was regularly tortured and mistreated.

It was in 1969 that Carol went to spend the Christmas holiday – her third without McCain – at her parents’ home. After dinner, she left to drop off some presents at a friend’s house.

It wasn’t until some hours later that she was discovered, alone and in terrible pain, next to the wreckage of her car. She had been hurled through the windscreen.

After her first series of life-saving operations, Carol was told she may never walk again, but when doctors said they would try to get word to McCain about her injuries, she refused, insisting: ‘He’s got enough problems, I don’t want to tell him.’

H. Ross Perot, a billionaire Texas businessman, future presidential candidate and advocate of prisoners of war, paid for her medical care.

When McCain – his hair turned prematurely white and his body reduced to little more than a skeleton – was released in March 1973, he told reporters he was overjoyed to see Carol again.

But friends say privately he was ‘appalled’ by the change in her appearance. At first, though, he was kind, assuring her: ‘I don’t look so good myself. It’s fine.’

He bought her a bungalow near the sea in Florida and another former PoW helped him to build a railing so she could pull herself over the dunes to the water.

‘I thought, of course, we would live happily ever after,’ says Carol. But as a war hero, McCain was moving in ever-more elevated circles.

Through Ross Perot, he met Ronald Reagan, then Governor of California. A sympathetic Nancy Reagan took Carol under her wing.

But already the McCains’ marriage had begun to fray. ‘John started carousing and running around with women,’ said Robert Timberg.

McCain has acknowledged that he had girlfriends during this time, without going into details. Some friends blame his dissatisfaction with Carol, but others give some credence to her theory of a mid-life crisis.

He was also fiercely ambitious, but it was clear he would never become an admiral like his illustrious father and grandfather and his thoughts were turning to politics.

In 1979 – while still married to Carol – he met Cindy at a cocktail party in Hawaii. Over the next six months he pursued her, flying around the country to see her. Then he began to push to end his marriage.

Carol and her children were devastated. ‘It was a complete surprise,’ says Nancy Reynolds, a former Reagan aide.

‘They never displayed any difficulties between themselves. I know the Reagans were quite shocked because they loved and respected both Carol and John.’

Another friend added: ‘Carol didn’t fight him. She felt her infirmity made her an impediment to him. She justified his actions because of all he had gone through. She used to say, “He just wants to make up for lost time.”’

Indeed, to many in their circle the saddest part of the break-up was Carol’s decision to resign herself to losing a man she says she still adores.

Friends confirm she has remained friends with McCain and backed him in all his campaigns. ‘He was very generous to her in the divorce but of course he could afford to be, since he was marrying Cindy,’ one observed.

McCain transferred the Florida beach house to Carol and gave her the right to live in their jointly-owned townhouse in the Washington suburb of Alexandria. He also agreed to pay her alimony and child support.

A former neighbour says she subsequently sold up in Florida and Washington and moved in 2003 to Virginia Beach. He said: ‘My impression was that she found the new place easier to manage as she still has some difficulties walking.’

Meanwhile McCain moved to Arizona with his new bride immediately after their 1980 marriage. There, his new father-in-law gave him a job and introduced him to local businessmen and political powerbrokers who would smooth his passage to Washington via the House of Representatives and Senate.

And yet despite his popularity as a politician, there are those who won’t forget his treatment of his first wife.

Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special Forces in Vietnam and is now a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights, said: ‘I have been following John McCain’s career for nearly 20 years. I know him personally. There is something wrong with this guy and let me tell you what it is – deceit.

‘When he came home and saw that Carol was not the beauty he left behind, he started running around on her almost right away. Everybody around him knew it.

‘Eventually he met Cindy and she was young and beautiful and very wealthy. At that point McCain just dumped Carol for something he thought was better.

‘This is a guy who makes such a big deal about his character. He has no character. He is a fake. If there was any character in that first marriage, it all belonged to Carol.’

One old friend of the McCains said: ‘Carol always insists she is not bitter, but I think that’s a defence mechanism. She also feels deeply in his debt because in return for her agreement to a divorce, he promised to pay for her medical care for the rest of her life.’

Carol remained resolutely loyal as McCain’s political star rose. She says she agreed to talk to The Mail on Sunday only because she wanted to publicise her support for the man who abandoned her.

Indeed, the old Mercedes that she uses to run errands displays both a disabled badge and a sticker encouraging people to vote for her ex-husband. ‘He’s a good guy,’ she assured us. ‘We are still good friends. He is the best man for president.’

But Ross Perot, who paid her medical bills all those years ago, now believes that both Carol McCain and the American people have been taken in by a man who is unusually slick and cruel – even by the standards of modern politics.

‘McCain is the classic opportunist. He’s always reaching for attention and glory,’ he said.

‘After he came home, Carol walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona. And the rest is history.’

Larry said...

Look at this Jim:

A Special Thank You
To George W Bush

By Ted Twietmeyer

On behalf of the American people, today I step forward and extend my thanks to you. During your two terms in office, you've worked very hard to help the average American's life. I'd like to take a moment or two and specifically thank you for the following:

* The stress of going to work for millions of Americans has been greatly relieved by your diligent efforts by sending all those terrible sources of income toChina.

* Now that we have Homeland Security we can all sleep better knowing that when the doors of our homes are kicked in at night, it will be only for our protection and our own good. We trust you implicitly to do the right thing.

* Millions of Americans, who have been stressed out for years by living the American Dream of owning a home, will no longer have these worries. Living in a car or RV is so much simpler, and far more comfortable.

* The mice, ants, roaches and other pests brought on by having food in American cupboards and pantries has finally been brought under control. The New America you've given us has made that happen, by emptying pantries and cupboards all across America. Companies like D-Con, Rent-A-Kill and Orkin may have their very existence in peril with the lack of food.

* Your 100 year war you have bestowed upon the American people and indeed, all of the western world to fight terrorism will provide jobs for all. All those children from your wonderful "No Child Left Behind" public school policy that are now graduating from high schools everywhere are unfit for college. But they will find food, shelter, training and employment under the loving organization of Homeland Security.

* You have shown us you must be a God, for you could see the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center which was never televised. You were so humble that you didn't want to admit you could see it without the aid of television, so you stated you saw it on television.

* We all thank you for your gift of the Patriot Act. Since the 1200+ page document was all ready to sign the same week as 9-11, clearly you have the gift of foresight and had it all ready ahead of time. You saw that terrible evil coming on 9-11, but you didn't stop it because all those deaths were good forAmerica.

* Your quiet, diligent work to take down America's borders by leaving them effectively undefended to allow millions of illegal aliens to enter America and burden her down in her time of need, is a love for America beyond compare.

* We all understand even another way you show us love, by the special protections you give to corporations like Blackwater that help destroy America's reputation. We realize that it's for our own good.

* We're all so sorry that those six nuclear weapons that reached Barksdale, Louisiana last year (the logistics staging airbase for the mid-east war) were stopped by those annoying patriotic Americans. They should have been allowed to proceed to destroy Iran and officially start WW3. After all, you know what's best for America.

* All Americans everywhere want to join together and thank you for the highest fuel prices in the history of the planet. It took you considerable hard work and the courage to give away all the Iraqi oil to foreign corporations that many thousands of American soldiers died for, to make this gift become a reality. Because of this wonderful gift, millions of Americans will no be troubled by making vacation plans. And they will not have to endure all that stress relief that goes with a nice vacation.

* We all want to extend a special thank you for staging not one war, but two wars without any means to pay for them. Foolish people on Capitol Hill during WW2 wasted so much time selling war bonds to pay for that war. Perhaps by the end of 2008, you can get a third front started for us to enjoy with no possible way to pay for it.

* Millions of homeowners everywhere are so grateful that you have pulled funding from minor projects like rebuilding America's aging infrastructure. Cities and towns everywhere have created tremendous tax increases, and homeowners everywhere are so happy about it they have used garage and yard sales to display and celebrate their gratitude for taxes they cannot afford.

* We're all grateful for you not working too hard to find your arch enemy and supposed architect of 9-11, Bin Laden. We understand your need for him, and that finding him would end all justification for the mid-east conflict. No one wants to let the air out of your war tires.

* There all are those careers you've so graciously destroyed in the military to protect yourself. These patriotic men and women have no business upholding the Constitution like they have, despite their oath when each was sworn in at the induction center. Their allegiance must be to you, not the Constitution. You have stated to us that the Constitution is "just a God-Da..d piece of paper" and this is how we know that you are where everyone's faith must be centered.

* Surely there are many more gifts you've given America, and we're terribly sorry if we have omitted them. And we're all sure, that the coming atrocities you'll bestow upon us and the world before you leave office will be for the good of America, and the entire world.

In closing, I'd like to say that destroying America with a carefully crafted plan is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Certainly, you make Mike Rowe proud. But I don't think he'd be able to do your dirty job in a short segment on his cable show, "Dirty Jobs."

Larry said...

Look what McCain gets in spite of voting against the GI bill Jim:

Why is McCain getting $58,000 a year in disability income?

First off, I find it fascinating that John McCain, who is refusing to vote for the GI Bill for our troops because "it's too generous," is himself getting $58,000 a year, tax-free, from the US government for his military service. Had McCain been getting that amount every year since Vietnam, that would total $2,000,000 for the man who isn't into overgenerous government. I just find that interesting.

His staff responded with the classic "he was tortured for his country." Yeah, we get it. The torture card. It's to McCain what 9/11 was to Giuliani's candidacy - the never-ending name-drop. Though what McCain's staff actually said was downright, um, we're being nice to Clinton now, so I won't say Clintonian. Here's the quote:
McCain campaign strategist Mark Salter said Monday night that McCain was technically disabled. "Tortured for his country -- that is how he acquired his disability," Salter said.
Technically? What does that mean? Usually, it means that under the strict reading of the law, you're covered, but in fact it's kind of a nudge-nudge-wink-wink situation - that's what "technically" means. It's called parsing, which is something you do to "technically" claim something is true, when on its face it really isn't. So is McCain "technically" disabled, and taking $58,000 a year tax free from the government, or is he actually disabled? I would imagine there are other solders who are actually disabled who could use the money. And if he is actually disabled, just how disabled is he?

I think our troops should only get the best, and we've beaten up the administration a lot for leaving our injured troops and vets in the lurch. But I also remember from those articles how hard it is for our current injured troops to get the health care they need (the military is actually refusing to diagnose PTSD in order to save money on benefits!). I'm just not sure that the McCains, who own "eight or nine houses," should be getting $58k a year tax-free from the government for a "technical" disability when others who don't have families worth a gazillion dollars could use that support a lot more. The median household income in the US in 2006 was $48,201. I know vets who have done well for themselves in the workplace and, as a result, refuse to take any federal medical benefits. They feel it would simply be wrong to take what amounts to federal welfare when they're rich.

I mean, the man built his own lake to go fishing at one of his 8 or 9 houses. Yes, he served his country. But something is wrong when we're paying millionaires $58,000 a year, especially when those same millionaires complaine that we were being "overly-generous" to our troops currently fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the very least, it's terribly hypocritical.

PS Let's not forget that the Republicans decided that the last election should be about whether a Vietnam war hero, who was awarded the Purple Heart, really was injured enough to get those medals. Imagine what the Republicans would have done had the Democratic candidate been profiting to the tune of $58,000 a year from the feds for a "disability" that didn't stop him from staying in the military another eight years, where he took over the command of a training squadron, and which didn't stop him from later getting elected to the US Congress for 26 years. Yes, you can be disabled and do all that, but again, imagine had the Democratic candidate had the vigor of John McCain, while claiming to be disabled to the tune of $58k a year. They'd eviscerate us. And they did, when the candidate was John Kerry.

A Second PS: Imagine had the Democratic candidate served in Vietnam, been captured, and then made propaganda videos for the enemy while claiming all the while to be a hero. That's a story for another day, but just imagine had our candidate run on his war record, and used his captivity to justify $58,000 a year in benefits, when during such captivity he made propaganda videos for the enemy. I have a feeling our guy would be laughed out of the race.

an average patriot said...

It figures. I am just so sickened with all this crap and the underhanded corruptive purposeful destruction of America is so sickeningly obvious. It is just laughed off and we are powerless to stop it.

an average patriot said...

I have to laugh! This is true but...
Wealth is forever. In case you’ve never thought about it, it’s true, once it’s created it’s forever. All you have to do is hold onto it. That’s something I realized a while back when I started analyzing how our society is set up, and it’s set up to make the rich and powerful more rich and powerful by using us and taking our share of the wealth we create for themselves.

It’s about money, that green stuff that strangely doesn’t turn out to be anything at all. It has no inherent value, you can’t eat it or wear it or use it for anything yet here we are, an enormous nation of people who get up every day and hump at jobs just to get their hands on more of that stuff they think is wealth.

The thing is, there is such a thing as real money but Federal Reserve Notes aren’t dollars, they aren’t based on anything. This was done on purpose too, it’s all part of the plan. Which is of course to rip us off for everything. They knew all they had to do was perpetrate the myth that Federal Reserve Notes are money and that they have value, even though they don’t. As long as nobody knows about it, then the plan is on.

The first step was to get everybody dancing to their tune, get them obsessed with the idea that it’s all about getting money. That was easy to do with the aid of Hollywood and TV sets. They presented the public with made up images of people living "the good life" and being all cool because they’ve got all the latest stuff. Soon everybody wanted the good life and to have the latest stuff, and the race was on.

People came off their farms and started taking every conceivable kind of job, giving up their lives and families and time and doing nothing but working. Working their lives away.
This nightmare is almost prepared to come to fruition. When the dollar is devalued and a new monetary system implemented for the NAU in the new one world economy with a one world Government to run it, what is it all worth? Nothing!

an average patriot said...

I am sickened seeing the truth about McCain and his lying underhanded shallowness knowing as I keep saying that he is already the next false Republican God and as such slated to follow this Reagan started Bush furthered nightmare and whoever tries to speak the truth about his underhanded scumminess will be dismissed as unpatriotic, anti military, and un American. People think we have a fight on our hands this fall. That is putting it mildly. It is much worse than that!

an average patriot said...

I don't know how you do it Bud but you sent me another timely report that I might incorporate into todays story, This one about thanking Bush for destroying our lives. The scum!

an average patriot said...

What a way to end. We are in serious trouble after all these years if we think we are going to be able to speak the truth about McCain and have it believed.
I am sickened listening to that scum talk about Obama being on the wrong side of so many issues. Like bush he has never been on the right side. He is using everything he should not to his fullest advantage. His voting record on Veterans issues while in the Senate let alone everything else should sink him immediately but instead we are in serious trouble!