Archive for July, 2010

The Global Media Giants

Posted: July 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

Note when this article was written.  Interesting when considering issues right now such as net neutrality, internet freedom, and oligopoly media domination.  As well as the pending merger between General Electric’s NBC and Comcast.  Second link below discussing how this much control over distribution channels is a threat to freedom of information.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1406

http://www.peoplesworld.org/comcast-nbc-merger-threatens-democracy/

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This censored Fox News clip is precisely why fed up Republicans will support Ron Paul come 2012.  Expect more hit pieces against him as the Ron Paul Revolution continues.

I think this video is relevant for a few reasons.  It shows the importance of the internet to save historical information.  It becomes very useful to the citizen in deciding who to vote for when you have a visual history of debates, interviews, etc of each candidate.  It worries me to see all the recent cybersecurity legislation being slipped through under the scare tactic of hackers and terrorists trying to blow up power plants.  Without the law protecting internet freedom, we have no real freedom or access to non-state run or approved media.  The internet will lose it’s value to society if a few corporations are in control of content and infrastructure.

We need more economists in the Congress.

http://mises.org/daily/4581

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster_Tarpley

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia_Today

Hmm. so who is telling the truth?

From Rep. John Sarbanes D-MD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sarbanes

Soon President Obama will sign into law a reform bill that fundamentally restructures our financial system to better serve consumers, investors and taxpayers, and cleans up the excessive and irresponsible behavior on Wall Street that caused a dangerous financial panic in 2008 and touched off the worst recession since the Great Depression.  This marks the last step in a two-year-long process of congressional oversight and investigation, committee hearings and an inclusive drafting process that brought elements of this legislation before three different House Committees.  The final package was the product of a two-week-long House-Senate negotiation, televised on C-SPAN.  I was proud to support the bill when it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 237 to 192.

Throughout this process I have received hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls from individuals and businesses across my district.  I have worked with my colleagues to ensure that the views of my constituents were represented in the legislative process.  On many critical issues, the final Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act incorporated these views.  Elements of this regulatory reform package include comprehensive regulation of mega-banks and the financial instruments they developed; putting an end to “too big to fail” bailouts; curbs on excessive executive compensation; creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and greater oversight and transparency for credit rating agencies.  For more information about the bill, click here.

A long road

I participated in several hearings in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as well as the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that worked to investigate the root causes of the financial crisis.  The evidence was overwhelming that a decades-long ideological drive toward deregulation eliminated our capacity to accomplish one of government’s most basic missions—to keep our capital markets free of fraud, abuse, manipulation and double-dealing.

  • THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS IS A UNREGULATED FEDERAL RESERVE BANK THAT LOANS MONEY AT INTEREST TO THE US GOVERNMENT

The financial crisis that pushed our economy to the precipice of a second great depression was a result of many factors.  Most notably, a major decline in the housing market exposed fundamental flaws in the financial industry including the widespread use of meaningless underwriting standards and excessively risky investments that stretched reserves too thin.  It is my belief that past policies of lax regulation and oversight led to an “anything goes” culture within the financial services industry. This culture encouraged financial institutions to make bad loans, package them into risky securities, and sell them up the line so that they infected our domestic and global markets. As the crisis unfolded, the real victims of this crisis were America’s businesses and working families.

  • ARTIFICIALLY LOW INTEREST RATES SET BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE PUMPED THE HOUSING MARKET AND FUELED THE FAKE DERIVATIVE BUBBLE, THIS NETTED BILLIONS TO PRIVATE BANKS WHILE DEFRAUDING PENSIONS AND SOVEREIGN NATIONS.  THE DERIVATIVE BUBBLE IS STILL THERE.  WHEN WILL IT POP?

The impact of the irresponsible fiscal policies of the last decade cannot be reversed immediately; but, through swift action at critical moments over the course of the past two years, we averted the global economic collapse that so many economists feared was possible and I believe we are now making strides toward recovery.  Some believe that we should have done nothing – let the market work its will.  But, I was increasingly convinced that if we did not do something to restore confidence in the financial markets, the real victims would be America’s working families as small businesses struggled and workers were laid off.  The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will make certain that some of the most egregious practices that led to the financial meltdown are things of the past.

  • SARBANES BLAMES BUSH WITHOUT MENTIONING ANY TRUTH. CLINTON AND THE REPUBLICANS IN 1999 PASSED THE REPEAL OF GLASS STEAGALL DURING THE LAST DAY OF THE SUMMER SESSION WITHOUT THE BLINK OF AN EYE.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprietary_trading

More work ahead

I will continue fighting for policies that give working Americans an opportunity to get ahead.  It’s time to make our economy work for regular Americans again and force the Wall Street crowd to live by the same rules as everyone else.

  • THIS IS PATHETIC GROVELING TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS.  WHY DON’T YOU SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS; I WILL FIGHT TO FIND OUT WHICH INTERNATIONAL BANKS OWN SHARES OF THE PRIVATELY HELD FEDERAL RESERVE BANK THAT CONTROLS THE MONETARY POLICY OF A SOVEREIGN REPUBLIC IN WHICH I SWORE AN OATH TO THE CONSTITUTION.  HOW ABOUT THAT MR. SARBANES?

Many of you have written to me on this issue and I thank you for keeping in touch. I know that these are still difficult times and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to get our economy moving again.  Please consider forwarding this message along to others who may be interested in the work we are doing in the Congress.

Congressman John P. Sarbanes  signature
John P. Sarbanes

  • Wake up Washington, The Gig is up.

As United States Collapses, Media Worships LeBron James

There are real traitors in the United States right now, and it isn’t LeBron James, the Tea Party, or the independent media.

LeBron James Fathead Price Cut Is Sparked by Birthyear of Benedict Arnold

By Barry Rothbard – Jul 9, 2010

LeBron James’s decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat gave the team’s owner the idea of having a Benedict Arnold sale of memorabilia.

A company held by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert — who last called James’s decision an act of cowardly betrayal — cut the price of James memorabilia to $17.41, echoing the year of Arnold’s birth.

Gilbert’s Fathead LLC had sold life-size wall stickers of James in a Cavaliers uniform for as much as $99.99. Arnold was a colonial army officer who offered to surrender West Point to the British for money during the Revolutionary War.

“Isn’t that the year Handel premiered ‘The Messiah?’” Todd Lunsford, president of the Livonia, Michigan-based company, said in an e-mail. “Oh yeah, and the whole Benedict Arnold thing, too.”

James, the two-time reigning Most Valuable Player of the National Basketball Association, announced July 8 that he would join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat after seven seasons playing for his hometown team. Less than two hours later, Gilbert said in a letter to fans posted on the team website that James’s decision was a “shocking act of disloyalty.”

“You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal,” wrote Gilbert, the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans Inc. “This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown ‘chosen one’ sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And ‘who’ we would want them to grow-up to become.”

An e-mail to Maverick Carter, James’s business manager, seeking comment was unanswered.

Lunsford said the company had more than 1,000 of the James- in-a-Cavaliers-uniform stickers in stock. Normally three to five a day are sold in July, he said. More than 250 were sold yesterday.

“We were just looking to make the best of a bad situation,” Lunsford said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Barry Rothbard at brothbard@bloomberg.net

Facts

Posted: July 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Alex Jones examines the factors leading towards the Obama Administration’s intention to sue Arizona over its controversial immigration laws, an unconstitutional act of treason under the 11th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which bars the suing of states under certain circumstances.

Put these pieces of research together for yourself:

Obama administration to sue Arizona over migrant laws
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/…

Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06…

Kyl: Obama Won’t Secure Border Until Lawmakers Move on Immigration Package
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/…

Sen. Kyl – You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmrigS…

11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – Feds, Citizens cannot sue state on behalf of other powers
http://classes.lls.edu/archive/manhei…

Mexican Drug Cartel Sends Death Threats to Arizona County Sheriff
http://www.infowars.com/mexican-drug-…

New York National Guard Units Scan Vehicles For Gun Confiscations
http://www.infowars.com/new-york-nati…

http://www.kitco.com/ind/Wilson/july062010.html

Taking Mainstream News a step further

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/02/dispersants-flow-into-gulf-in-science-experiment/

Almost all the people who worked on the Exxon Valdez are dead.

Bombshell expose’. The real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

Added: Sunday, May 30th 2010 at 10:48am by JoAnneMor

As you know, the Deep Water Horizon has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It has been spewing oil from a ruptured wellpipe for over a month.

BP and the US Government has said they are trying everything possible to stop that multi million gallon oil from continuing to flow into the Gulf.

I am about to dispute that claim and offer an expose’ as to why that story about them doing everything possible is a lie and a profitable enterprise to those who would make money from this disaster.

The Top Kill method was started and suspended several times. It was being attempted only half heartedly. The reason is, there is no money to be made with a solution that simple.

The real money is in the use of dispersants.

There is a company called NALCO. They make water purification systems and chemical dispersants.

NALCO is based in Chicago with subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia.

NALCO is associated with UChicago Argonne program. UChicago Argonne received $164 million dollars in stimulus funds this past year. UChicago Argonne just added two new executives to their roster. One from NALCO. The other from the Ill. Dept of Educaution.

If you dig a little deeper you will find NALCO is also associated with Warren Buffett, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Soros, Apollo, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Hathaway Berkshire.

Warren Buffet /Hathaway Berkshire increased their holdings in NALCO just last November. (Timing is everything).

The dispersant chemical is known as Corexit. What it does is hold the oil below the water’s surface. It is supposed to break up the spill into smaller pools. It is toxic and banned in Europe.

NALCO says they are using older and newer versions of Corexit in the Gulf.. (Why would you need a newer version, if the old one was fine?)

There is big money and even bigger players in this scam. While they are letting the oil blow wide open into the Gulf, the stakes and profit rise.

The Dolphins, Whales, Manatees, Sea Turtles and fish suffocate and die. The coastal regions, salt marshes, tourist attractions and the shore front properties are being destroyed, possibly permanently.The air quality is diminished. The Gulf of Mexico fishing industry is decimated.

All to create a need for their expensive and extremely profitable poison.

Some friends and I have compiled extensive articles and reports to support this claim.

Thank you:

Sir_Templar. He brought this to our attention and hs supplied links and articles.

Spongedocks. She tirelessly searched through mountains of information & supplied valuable links & resources..

Bobbi85710 She has contributed links articles and uncovered the Stimulus funds.

The Research:

‘This is NALCO:

http://www.nalco.com/index.htm

Goldman Sachs was part of a three-pronged group that purchased NALCO:

http://bit.ly/8Z3Ai6

Buffett’s Bet On Water, NALCO (NLC is trade code):

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle/articleid/3095068

‘Blackstone, Apollo and Goldman Sachs to acquire Ondeo NALCO’ (COREXIT 9500):

http://bit.ly/bVHQkR

The Milken Institute – Leon Black of Apollo Management LLC (i.e. NALCO): http://bit.ly/vJLz

BP plc, Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs, NALCO Holding Co., Halliburton Co:

http://yhoo.it/amEhiS

The Chicago, NALCO, Arab, Blago, Rezko Connection:

http://bit.ly/d88x31

Obama’s Economic Adviser Buffet,= Berkshire Hathaway Inc – NALCO Holding Co:

http://bit.ly/ati3AL

NALCO and the China Connection:

http://bit.ly/daKYmk

‘NALCO eyes doubling of sales in China:

http://bit.ly/bi7BZw

Berkshire the second-largest shareholder in NALCO:

http://bit.ly/cvHDAl

Company Profile ‘NALCO Holding Co:

http://bit.ly/9qeTkd

’96 “partnerships with enviro products thru 2010”! Attendees: Gore M. Strong & NALCO:

http://is.gd/ctV7p

Gore/Strong EPA Conference ’96:

http://is.gd/ctVfN

BP Embraces Exxon’s Toxic Dispersant, Ignores Safer Alternative

It has been confirmed that the dispersal agent being used by BP and the government is Corexit 9500 , a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by Nalco Holding Company of Naperville, IL. Their stock took a sharp jump, up more than 18% at its highest point of the day today, after it was announced that their product is the one being used in the Gulf. Nalco’s CEO, Erik Frywald, expressed their commitment to “helping the people and environment of the Gulf Coast recover as rapidly as possible.” It may be that the best way to help would be to remove their product from the fray. Take a look at some of the facts about Corexit 9500:

A report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. entitled “Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview ” states that “Corexit 9500, Corexit 9527, and Corexit 9580 have moderate toxicity to early life stages of fish, crustaceans and mollusks (LC50 or EC50 – 1.6 to 100 ppm*). It goes on to say that decreasing water temperatures in lab tests showed decreased toxicity, a lowered uptake of the dispersant. Unfortunately, we’re going to be seeing an increase in temperatures, not a decrease. Amongst the other caveats is that the study is species-specific, that other animals may be more severely affected, silver-sided fish amongst them.

http://www.protecttheocean.com/gulf-oil-spill-bp/

Here is the Stimulus money:

Awards in Lemont , Illinois

Below are the stimulus contracts, grants, and loans in this city. You can click on an award to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the award and vote on whether you are satisfied with it or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to awards in a particular city. Just choose a city from the following list.

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Lemont is $164,030,462.00

Type Description Amount City State Jobs Vote
Contract This is a Time-and-Materials task order in accordance with the term… $305,550 Lemont IL 1 -1
Contract Argonne National Laboratory manages a variety of American Recovery … $163,724,912 Lemont IL 19 25

Secure the Border

Posted: July 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

I’ve said it before and I will say it again; US Forces kill people entering war zone countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan yet we continue to allow an open border.  We are the most powerful nation in the world, our border must be secure.  The war on terror is a joke if you allow anyone to illegally enter this country.  Get a clue Obama.  Bush is to blame as well.  Every other country with an unstable country as a neighbor guards their border.  The hypocrisy is cutting.

Here is the letter by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott:

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

Deadly violence from drug cartels and transnational gangs in Mexico is knocking on the United States’ door with ever increasing frequency.

Yesterday, gunfire from the cartels pierced that threshold and struck City Hall in El Paso. Fortunately no one was injured or killed. But that good fortune was not the result of effective border control – it was mere luck that the bullets struck buildings rather than bodies.

Luck and good fortune are not effective border enforcement policies. The shocking reality of cross border gunfire proves the cold reality: American lives are at risk. As the attached news article notes: “More than 1,300 people have been murdered in Juárez this year as a war continues relentlessly between the Juárez and Sinaloa drug cartels.” Americans must be protected as this deadly war bulges at our border.

Law enforcement officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety and your own U.S. Customs and Border Protection will reveal the hard truth. Our state is under constant assault from illegal activity threatening a porous border.

The time for talk has passed. The time for action is now. The need is urgent. Each day that passes increases the likelihood that an American life will be lost because of the federal government’s failure to secure the border.

This threat demands immediate and effective action by your Administration to secure our border. As the Attorney General of Texas, I urge you to make border security your top priority so that no more innocent lives are lost to border violence.