Archive for March, 2008

My best friend

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Why is my dog my best friend?  Here is a good example why.  Story is here

Another great story is here

Bush throws out first pitch and get booed soundly!

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Bush hears from reality in resounding boos as he throws out the first pitch.  Story is here

More people are using Food Stamps than EVER.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

28 million people are using Food Stamps these days.  Story is here

Driven by a painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices, the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million in the coming year, the highest level since the aid program began in the 1960s.

The number of recipients, who must have near-poverty incomes to qualify for benefits averaging $100 a month per family member, has fluctuated over the years along with economic conditions, eligibility rules, enlistment drives and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, which led to a spike in the South.

But recent rises in many states appear to be resulting mainly from the economic slowdown, officials and experts say, as well as inflation in prices of basic goods that leave more families feeling pinched. Citing expected growth in unemployment, the Congressional Budget Office this month projected a continued increase in the monthly number of recipients in the next fiscal year, starting Oct. 1 — to 28 million, up from 27.8 million in 2008, and 26.5 million in 2007.

The percentage of Americans receiving food stamps was higher after a recession in the 1990s, but actual numbers are expected to be higher this year.

Federal benefit costs are projected to rise to $36 billion in the 2009 fiscal year from $34 billion this year.

“People sign up for food stamps when they lose their jobs, or their wages go down because their hours are cut,” said Stacy Dean, director of food stamp policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, who noted that 14 states saw their rolls reach record numbers by last December.

McCain and his help for the Middle Class is no help for the Middle Class

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

McCain continues the help being given to the top 2%.  If you are a bottom 98%er and you vote for McCain you are getting screwed!  Story is here

A great McCain website

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

The URL says it all

http://www.straighttalkmccain.com/

McCain says the craziest things!!!!!

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

The top 10 things he said while you were not listening.  Story is here

Stop the media from being a parrot of FOX Noise!

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

There have been numerous cases of the media simply following the beat of the FOX News drum.  Video is here

Venezuela now only takes Euros for oil

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

This is the beginning of the end for the Dollar.  Story is here

Assorted Republicans things

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

republican reality

http://www.csmonitor.com/photosoftheday/index.php?date=2008/0324/&image=4

republican.jpg
http://aycu12.webshots.com/image/50531/20044388520 …

republican.facebook
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?th …

republican.wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatism

republican.radio
http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Rush_Limbaugh_an …

republican.youtube
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8YVTNPP40ZY

republican.promises
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWkGhV3PsLo&feature …

republican.mccain
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ioy90nF2anI

republican.foxnews
http://towleroad.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/ … (subtle)

republican.freedom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFGACWi3ngU

republican.future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIO-tCPSfHA

republican.rationalizing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDHJ4ztnldQ

PBS Frontline: Bush’s War

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Did you watch Frontline Bush’s War?  I saw part 2 last night.  The simple interviewing of people that were involved paints a picture of unbridled ignorance…infinite arrogance…nepotism…condescension towards the Iraqis and our troops and surety of bad ideas to such heights that it makes me wonder how they get up in the morning and breathe.  The thing that stuck out for me from part 2 which I watched was the fact that the religious guy who dresses in black robes and looks like Darth Vader…al Sadr I think is his name..was paid $300 million as part of the cease fire in Fallujah.  Didn’t hear that in the MSM did we?  The second thing that stuck out for me is the fact that the very end of the documentary just withered to the end of the show in saying The Surge was working.  They failed to mention that as of February 2008 we have paid each of our enemy combatants $10 a day to the tune of $123 million dollars.  A reporter from US News says there is a US guy that walks around with a bag of money handing it out to the combatants.  We are paying our enemies borrowed interest bearing taxpayer money not to fight us in a war we cannot figure out how to finish.  The different sides in Iraq also struck a tenuous deal with one another as the Darth Vader religious leader called for a cease for the time being.  This cease fire is possibly coming to an end as the different parties involved are not seeing things the same way meaning the fuse in Iraq is about to get to the end in the next couple of months.  Our troops are still there dying and our media has forgotten the story because it is a new season of American Idol. 

The video is something that you cannot miss.

Frontline: Bush’s War from PBS.  Parts 1 and 2 are here

The military and US police Departments use what to interrogate people?

Monday, March 24th, 2008

The military uses a device that police also use that has no scientific background in interrogation…then again the inventor didn’t either.  Video is here

The mainstream media lied about Reverend Wright, Obama’s pastor

Friday, March 21st, 2008

The mainstream media out and out lied across the board about Obama’s pastor.  See the whole video in which Reverend Wright was QUOTING A DIPLOMAT BEING INTERVIEWED ON FOX NEWS!!!!!!!  Yes…the FOX News people didn’t even clarify that Reverend Wright was quoting someone FROM FOX NEWS when he made those quotes that brought so much attention to him.  See the video on this page in its context.  Obama should not have apologized just like John Kerry should not have apologized.  Neither the Rev nor Kerry meant it if the comments were seen in context….but why would journalists do that?  FOX News does not deal in facts.  Simple.

Chris Wallace- Mr Disingenuous

Friday, March 21st, 2008

What a disingenuous little turd Chris Wallace is.  Where has he been prior to his sanctimonious crowing on this ONE show?  He wrongly framed questions to Bill Clinton a couple of years ago and has been doing the bidding of the Right for years in not finishing quotes and misguiding the truth as he complains the Fox and Friends people have done in this one show. 

Clinton interview part 1 here

Part 2 is here

Part 3 is here

And on the topic of Iraq Chris sticks to the White House line that more fighting is good.

Chris Wallace speaks up this time about this topic so as a logical response the question has to be asked, “Where the hell have YOU been Chris Wallace?”

Plenty of FOX videos showing their misguiding “facts” and out and out lies are here.

18 things about the Iraq War we have forgotten

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

18 things about the Iraq War we have forgotten.  Story is here

Explain the housing crunch to me in words I can understand!

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

OK…it will take a few minutes but once upon a time the things that are currently done in banks and on Wall Street were completely illegal for a good reason.  Story is here

But isn’t our money backed by something real?  Where does money come from…not the 4-5 pieces of paper with a $10 printed on it in my wallet but the massive billions and trillions that banks and nations move?  A great video is here explaining where money comes from

So how can the economy tank and some people still make money…I’ve heard of that all my life but I didn’t think it could really happen!  It does happen see what they do with their cash here

Bush has given pretty big tax breaks to the top 2% of wage earners and he said this was going to prop up the economy since those were the people that created jobs…so what about taxes and the super rich?  I dunno…but here is what your President says about rich and the tax breaks they were handed…apparently they dont pay taxes anyway so they were given huge tax breaks for an unknown reason. 

The rich are getting richer at a much faster pace however the poor are getting poorer at a faster rate as well.  The increase in incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans from 2003 to 2005 exceeded the total income of the poorest 20 percent of Americans, data in a new report by the Congressional Budget Office shows.

The poorest fifth of households had total income of $383.4 billion in 2005, while just the increase in income for the top 1 percent came to $524.8 billion, a figure 37 percent higher.

The total income of the top 1.1 million households was $1.8 trillion, or 18.1 percent of the total income of all Americans, up from 14.3 percent of all income in 2003. The total 2005 income of the three million individual Americans at the top was roughly equal to that of the bottom 166 million Americans, analysis of the report showed.

Hmm…I think I need this all to be explained to me again!

North Dakota is the new Saudi Arabia?

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

It could be considering what is under their feet.  Story is here

Reverend Wright, the Obama pastor, was absolutely correct

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Factually and historically Reverend Wright is correct
 
America invaded a nation that did not attack us (Iraq) then we lied about it to the world.
In the 80s we supported Saddam Hussein by supplying him with WMDs and then invaded Iraq and killed him because he had WMD.
In the 80s under Ronald Reagan’s guidance we flew Al Qaeda fighters to a military base in Georgia (the US state) and taught them how to fight the Russians which led to the bankrupting of Russia and now Al Qaeda is using the knowledge to fight us and bankrupt our nation.
In 1953 Iran had a 10 year old Democracy that was overthrown by the USA so as to install a pro-America Shah of Iran which then led to Khomeini coming to power and the radicalization of Iran against us.
Black students at Tuskegee Institute were given Sexually Transmitted diseases without their knowing.
Black racism is endemic in society and if it is not then why is is newsworthy when a black man becomes something as insignificant in society as a quarterback in the NFL?
 
Where does God stand on killing?  He would be against the USA then as recent history shows.
 
This is a list off the top of my head that highlights the military industrial complex that has killed millions around the world and even our friends (Saddam etc) eventually get killed by us when we do not need them anymore.  Americans who know history know Wright is absolutely correct.  Ignorant and blinded Americans choose not to believe him.  They are taking the blue pill.  Which pill is the best to take?

Will this Reverend hurt Obama?  His support has dropped a few points over past couple of days if polls are to believed.  Apparently those people too have taken the blue pill. 

Ignorance is bliss and there are a LOT of fat and happy people in the USA!

The Pentagon says there was no Al Quaeda link to Saddam so therefore it is a FACT that Bush lied

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Bush lied about Saddam and Al Quaeda and thats a fact.  Here is the report they released. 

Reverend Wright, the Obama pastor, was absolutely correct

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Factually and historically Reverend Wright is correct
 
America invaded a nation that did not attack us (Iraq) then we lied about it to the world.
In the 80s we supported Saddam Hussein by supplying him with WMDs and then invaded Iraq and killed him because he had WMD.
In the 80s under Ronald Reagan’s guidance we flew Al Qaeda fighters to a military base in Georgia (the US state) and taught them how to fight the Russians which led to the bankrupting of Russia and now Al Qaeda is using the knowledge to fight us and bankrupt our nation.
In 1953 Iran had a 10 year old Democracy that was overthrown by the USA so as to install a pro-America Shah of Iran which then led to Khomeini coming to power and the radicalization of Iran against us.
Black students at Tuskegee Institute were given Sexually Transmitted diseases without their knowing.
Black racism is endemic in society and if it is not then why is is newsworthy when a black man becomes something as insignificant in society as a quarterback in the NFL?
 
Where does God stand on killing?  He would be against the USA then as recent history shows.
 
This is a list off the top of my head that highlights the military industrial complex that has killed millions around the world and even our friends (Saddam etc) eventually get killed by us when we do not need them anymore.  Americans who know history know Wright is absolutely correct.  Ignorant and blinded Americans choose not to believe him.  They are taking the blue pill.  Which pill is the best to take?

Will this Reverend hurt Obama?  His support has dropped a few points over past couple of days if polls are to believed.  Apparently those people too have taken the blue pill. 

Ignorance is bliss and there are a LOT of fat and happy people in the USA!

Bechtel and the privatization of water in South America for people at a subsistence standard of living

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Bechtel of San Francisco California shows the beauty of privatizing something like water in a Third World Country where people barely have toilets and then they want those people to pay more and more for that water.  Story is here and more of the story is here and more of the story is here.

The Star Spangled Banner

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Why do they sing the national anthem before organized games?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070918195938AAWO0or

Some dont

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0316-02.htm

Background

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

The Star Spangled Banner is a sampled song

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

The drinking song that the Star Spangled Banner is based on…sounds EXACTLY the same

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9lYC0lBfkA

Paul Harvey is selling a product that you could use!

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Back when I worked in radio we played Paul Harvey at 7:30am, noon and at 5pm.  Many days I recorded them all and played them back.  Paul Harvey would do a masterful job of reading an advertisement and make it sound like he was telling you a story about the product.  Here is is doing an advertisement for an item that his listeners could use.  Commercial is here

Osama Bin Laden is winning and America is losing

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

This video shows that OSama Bin Laden wanted to get the US into a bankrupting position and he was won because we are bankrupt and waiting to fall over.  Story is here

You think you know how banks and money work? I bet you don’t!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Do banks

A- loan out money deposited by customers?

B- create money out of the loans (not money) that they have previously loaned out…which creates the ability to make more loans based on the promise to pay the first loan…creating more loans and more money for society…and the cycle continues almost endlessly?  Money is created out of thin air.  So in order to have money we need debt. 

Debt paid off= no money for the nation.

The answer is B

“That is what our money system is.  If there were do debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money.”

Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman and Governor of the Federal Reserve

Do you know how banks work with debt to create money out of thin air and the only way that this cycle will end?  This 47 minute video shows how.  Video is here

“The inability of the Colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the international bankers was the PRIME reason for the Revolutionary War.”  Benjamin Franklin

http://moneyasdebt.net/

We have a new warship named the USS New York but Bush doesn’t care

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

America has a new warship named the USS New York.  Built with metal from the World Trade Center its main mission is to fight terrorism wherever it may lie.  Video is here

Too bad your President doesn’t care.  Video is here

It seems that Japan may be #1 here

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

This sure is not the “American Way”!  It should be!  Story is here

But then again their crime rate is really low compared to our crime rate in the USA.  The US is #1 in this category.