Wednesday, November 05, 2008
- guns banned
- rights curtailed
- spying on citizens continues
- "civil police force" created as a party apparatus to intimidate people who do not believe in the new world order
- monetary jubilee
- continued debt, spending and war
- stabilizing societal constructs eroded and replaced with state-supremacy wherever possible to teach the populace that the government is the supreme construct.
Basically the government has gotten into the business of controlling you from cradle to grave with empty and broken promises. The people of this country fall into the trap of GOP/Democrat identity politics when the two operate as a single rights-denying anti-libertarian, authoritarian totalitarian illegal regime.
Those who perceive November 4th, 2008, as a win, will rue this day once the power drunk lobbied crooked thugs in Washington take this "mandate" and screw the public.
- raw milk will be banned
- immunizations forced
- our food supply will continue to degrade in quality
- energy will be rationed to control you, not for the purposes of being green
- natural and herbal medicines will be banned
- your lifestyle will determine eligibility for all of this "free" healthcare
The new world order of Oceania is upon us, and Ingsoc is strong.
You dumb fuckers deserve this government of your own creation in your own scared, greedy selfish bloodsucking image. Fuck you.
Friday, October 31, 2008
I was in Stanford shopping mall today, and all the stores were giving out candy to kids from 5-7 for Halloween.
Except the fucking Apple store.
They had a ugly mongoloid puke with a mohawk and faggot Ipod necklace standing in the door looking like a fucking jerk. And they did not give candy.
Stevbe Jobs and Apple the mega-corporation are both greedy motherfuckers that can suck my balls. At leatst MSFT's Bill Gates along with Warren Buffet created the largest charity in the history of the world.
Not apple. They sue people. They overcharge for commoditized shit. They act like fart sniffing pompous fucking assholes.
I hope Steve Jobs, who ripped all his ideas from Xerox PARC, Woz and Draper, had a kid he didn't "acknoledge" until later in life, and acted like a fucking messiah when he is basically an intellectual property thief with a personality cult around him., fucking dies of cancer.
How about that Mr Jobs, you cheap fuck, Too cheap to give out candy to kids but you can hire mohawk wearing know-nothing fuckers to stand idly at the door.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Palin is NRA, pro life, does not consider global warming made made according to the press. Ok, lets get that out of the way. Please note that her husband and son are democrats, apparently.
Lets talk about China and Russia. Both had budget and trade surplus. America's Fed is scrambling to balance the need to fuel a false economy with cheap money and the collapse of the dollar. The military is stretched too thin. Situations like the one in Georgia, the USA is powerless to react. North Korea/Kim Jong, Venezuela/Chavez, insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran/Ahmedinejad, the collapse of Pakistan, the loss of nearly every ally in South America and a foolish congress pissing Columbia off.
Pollution on the rise, coal fire plants and strip mining about, Diesel, wind, solar and nuclear power still a future option with no action so far...
Gestapo governments at both the state and the federal level with the power to impose the death penalty roam around terrorizing the US tax-payers and citizens with tax rates an order of magnitude higher than those in the pre civil war era, most rights are severely and illegally curtailed, elections are bought with a media circus or stolen with fraudulent election machines.
This is a totalitarian authoritarian autocracy constructed by both parties that sell Ingsoc, the sale is that Ingsoc is a friendly socialist mother-government sent to protect you and to give you a standard of living. Ingsoc is the opposite. It gives you imprisonment and the perpetual rule of an oligarchical collectivist government.
Seriously, PUTIN/MEDVEDEV is far better than this. Even Hitler is better than this because he was an honest man, he said "kill them all" and he kept his promise.
This is the worst government in world history because so much is at state. The Senate, the Congress and the White House and at least half the supreme court are criminal traitors and we need a Generallisimo like Augusto Pinochet to come in and have these people thrown from airplanes at 20,000 ft.
Seriously. All the neocons, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, all the traitors, most of the congress and most of the senate, all thrown from airplanes, and a large number of the oligarch CEOs and all the executives at Fannie and Freddie, and all the Fed members, Bernanke, Greenspan, all thrown from aircraft for being traitors at 20,000 ft.
This is the worst congress and presidency ever, and the people should be considering a revolt not an election at this point.
A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy…. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader…. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.
The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
The right to freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.
It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
above by Sam Adams, who has been reduced to being a fucking beer-brand in the USA.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results, and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished, asked him directly: "Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic if you can keep it" responded Franklin.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. (Including politicians, even the President).
The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, & what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed. The past which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive; if they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 states independent 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure. -- Jefferson
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
* Samuel Adams, in a speech at the Philadelphia State House (1 August 1776)
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
* Benjamin Franklin 1738
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
-- Richard Jackson (often attributed to Franklin)
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
* Learned Hand, in "The Spirit of Liberty" - a speech at "I Am an American Day" ceremony, Central Park, New York City (21 May 1944)
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
* Thomas Jefferson, in Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)
... Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses
Satire X, circa AD 150, before the long painful decline of the Roman Empire
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the universe.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
-- Tacitus circa 100 AD
The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.
-- Tacitus circa 100 AD
In this election if one calls oneself a Democrat of a Republican and agrees with these fucking traitors and one thinks this is due process and these elections are going to lead this republic into a time of peace and prosperity, one would SICKEN and DISGUST any of the founders of this country. The allegiance to either of the parties makes a traitor, and a lazy ass that wants to delegate authority to a higher power rather than participate in the proper regulation of power and are collectively responsible for turning this formerly great nation into a totalitarian authoritarian oligarchical collectivist evil empire who will suffer the same fate as the Roman Empire.
Its sickening to have to share a country with self destructive lazy cry baby whiners that want a mother of a government.
Proof the USSSA is becoming a fascist piece of shit:
New York Times story about how internet traffic is increasingly flowing around the US as web-based industries catch up in other parts of the world. Other issues, such as the Patriot Act, have made foreign companies wary about having their data on US servers. From the NYTimes:
"Internet industry executives and government officials have acknowledged that Internet traffic passing through the switching equipment of companies based in the United States has proved a distinct advantage for American intelligence agencies. In December 2005, The New York Times reported that the National Security Agency had established a program with the cooperation of American telecommunications firms that included the interception of foreign Internet communications. Some Internet technologists and privacy advocates say those actions and other government policies may be hastening the shift in Canadian and European traffic away from the United States."
Our own fascist government is taking a beautiful thing American scientists invented, the Internet, and chasing the rest of the world away from our Internet infrastructure because of fucking illegal traitor warrant-less searches that violate the 4th Amendment amongst others.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I chuckle to hear the morons and the moron news stations report moronically on the rising crime, violence and the reduction in giving (philanthropy drops to zero when there is over taxation, meals on wheels is having trouble operating, etc, and magically, when the government stops taxing the SHIT out of the people , giving goes WAY UP!)
You see, we have a government that is strapped for cash, and with a progressive system, even if your wages adjust higher due to the inflation, so do the taxes, in the end you are left with less disposable income. Less money to SPEND. Less money to GIVE. Less money to even makes ends meet. (I don't care if you can't make payments on a house you bought you cant afford. I hope you get cancer if you are one of these morons. You live off of my responsible back you puke and the inflation used to try and fix your mess is FUCKING ME IN THE ASS.).
Philanthropic giving is way down here in The Peoples Republik of Kalifornia. And Violence is up. Way up. So much for the most unconstitutional, repressive and illegal gun control laws. So much for high taxes and a bitch-nanny state.
The government has orchestrated this horrific situation by not acting when the greedy folks were laying out this disastrous course, and of course, acting stupidly, corruptly and ineptly when the hurricane hits.
These state and federal governments are terrorists. They are illegal and they are suppressing and controlling the public and if this isn't a sign that Amerika is not in the same stages as 1930 Germany, you better wake up.
You will wake up soon under the crushing fist of an authoritarian totalitarian fascist regime. Because you are an irresponsible fat fucking lazy sucking-from-the-teat-of-government inactive bullshit whining piece of shit that would make the likes of Patrick Henry PUKE. You will get the twisted piece of shit government you deserve because YOU can't deal with the idea that YOU and YOU alone are responsible for your existence. The nanny state to tuck you in is a false construct. It will become a twisted regime to rule you like a satanic mother. You will get what you deserve by construction this awful government.
You better get a whiff of true Libertarianism and ditch this moron identity-politics and this notion the Republicans or Democrats are anything but Stalin and Hitler in a party. Its not THEM who will save YOU, its YOU that will save YOU.
If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he would be in jail.
And as the train derails further and further, the fascist authoritarian state and Federal Reserve will blame this and that and ask for more power, and you will give it. Because you are too stupid and pathetic to bail your own ass out of the mess your made for yourself and you whine like a bitch for MOMMY!
Prepare for the hell of your own creation, moron bootlicking sheeple of the regime.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Yes - a small victory in a sea of FISA, wiretaps, and amendment violations galore. This was a small step to legalizing the constitution.
These individual (implicit/god given right to self defense where the second amendment enumerated again the right to stave off authoritarians) firearms rights makes this a lot harder to pull off:
Fidel and Raul Castro shooting someone extra judicially. Notice the victim here is unarmed.
The Second Amendment means the same thing if you write:
Ronald McDonald likes to make hamburgers, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Or, as the opinion states:
Logic demands that there be a link between the stated purpose and the command. The Second Amendment would be nonsensical if it read, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to petition for redress of grievances shall not be infringed." That requirement of logical connection may cause a prefatory clause to resolve an ambiguity in the operative clause ("The separation of church and state being an important objective, the teachings of canons shall have no place in our jurisprudence." The preface makes clear that the operative clause refers not to canons of interpretation but to clergymen.) But apart from that clarifying function, a prefatory clause does not limit or expand the scope of the operative clause.
There are NO COLLECTIVE RIGHTS. They do not exist. The Militia Act of 1792 says if you do not have a rifle and 20 rounds for that rifle you are breaking a federal law at this moment. This militia is the unorganized militia, and between the federalist papers, the state constitutions, the US Federal Constitution and a lot of early tests in the new Republic, it was a RIGHT, it is your right , the government has a limitation in power than is cannot take the implicit/god given rights away, and its ENUMERATED again, apparently the framers had the foresight to realize tyranny would again rule the day.
Lets review where SHALL NOT is used elsewhere in the Constitution.
The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Regulated at the time more or less meant 'well trained.' They WANTED a large group of pissed off minutemen to get rid of a tyrannical regime.
I case one hasn't noticed, piles of rifles really make life difficult for our invading army in Iraq, maybe we should consider doing the same thing to this illegal terrorist government.
"The right of the people to keep and bear Arms SHALL NOT be infringed."
62%+ in this CNN poll agreed with SCOTUS ruling:
Not that I need a democratic consensus in a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, but gun grabbers are wrong and are bordering on treason.
All too many of the other great tragedies of history--Stalin's atrocities, the killing fields of Cambodia, the Holocaust, to name but a few--were perpetrated by armed troops against unarmed populations. Many could well have been avoided or mitigated, had the perpetrators known their intended victims were equipped with a rifle and twenty bullets apiece, as the Militia Act required here. If a few hundred Jewish fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto could hold off the Wehrmacht for almost a month with only a handful of weapons, six million Jews armed with rifles could not so easily have been herded into cattle cars.
My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed--where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.
-- Alex Kozinski, U.S. Circuit Judge, 9th District.
The Fed devalues the dollar such that purchasing power is half of what it was in 2005, and the SCOTUS gives back an enumerated right that neither the state nor the Federal government ever had the right to take away, and there are still people pissed about the guns *not* still being banned in a place where violent and gun crime are through the despite the gun ban.
From the opinion.
Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.Why we need to have power with the people, check out Death By Government:
We affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals
Cathy L Lanier, the Police Chief in DC [She is already in deep shit by creating military checkpoints and forcing citizens to check in and out of neighborhoods as if she and the illegal police goons are the Schutzstaffel], said that they would work up a spate of legislation to defy the Supreme Court, and would be arresting people despite the ruling. If you shot this woman and claimed you were ridding our country of a Democratic terrorist, I would let you off or hang the jury if I was on your Jury. These police officers never read the 14th Amendment's Equal Proteciton of Laws clause.
Lanier: While the policies are being revised, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said, officers who find handguns in residents' homes will "use their discretion" about whether to arrest the owners.
More on Herr Obersturmbannführer Lanier:
D.C. Government Faces a New Reality
Class Action Filed Over Checkpoints
Rights Group Calls Police Activity in Trinidad Neighborhood Unconstitutional
If the police can have, so can you:
"no state shall… deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
~ Thomas Jefferson
"And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; ..."
"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable ... the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
Richard Henry Lee
"The great object is that every man be armed." and "Everyone who is able may have a gun."
"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?"
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that ... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; ... "
"The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."
Jefferson knew what he was doing when he decided we need to be able to defend ourselves from government, and be the instrument of change and overthrow a corrupt government if and when it happens? He was right. The government should not feel it can walk into our homes and take control. The government should ALWAYS have to fear that such acts would be a significant risk.
Please also note the leading cause of childhood deaths is drowning in pools. Guns dont even register.
Doctors are better at killing you by accident than guns are on purpose ...
Total number of gun deaths in the U.S. in 2005: 31,000
Total number of deaths in the U.S. from medical errors in 2005: 44,000-98,000
The total gun deaths (acccidental and non-accidental) were still lower than the lowest estimate of deaths due to medical errors, with most of the medical errors stemming from flawed paperwork and medication administration.
Accidental gun deaths are below 1,000 a year. In 2005, last year they have numbers for, accidental firearms deaths numbered 789, according to the CDC WISQARS Mortality Reports.
So now that we have the right to guns, when do we get rid of the free-speech zones and get a vote in congress?
At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results, and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished, asked him directly: "Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic if you can keep it" responded Franklin.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
MySQL: The worst of OpenSOURCE, The maintainers and copyright holders should be jailed and after put into a pillory where feces are thrown at them
If I don’t see mysql-4.1.24.tar.gz on a mirror soon, you are the worst form of scum. I got the “free” bkf client. I got your 4.1.24 tag. I got everything right. However, I noticed that your source repository has some rather critical files missing. This is disgusting. If Microsoft ever held the world hostage with pay-for updates for bugs they would be decried! However, you hold the world hostage with your bugs. For this you deserve to suffer. MySQL stole contributions from the public domain to try and greedily secure licenses. Since your software has no warranty, then you have no license, and you have no right to call you code stolen if I make derivative works. I’m not modifying your piece of shit database, I’m “using it,” and there is nothing you can do to “enforce” your license because you stole code from the public and held it hostage, and you hold both private and national security hostage with pay-for-bug-fixes. Criminals. Criminals. I seriously would like slash all the tires of all the pig-fucking MySQL developers who work for Sun now. This virus licensing shit has to stop. If I was supreme dictator, I would revoke all licenses for “copyrighted” shit if you hold the world hostage for bugfixes or stop maintaining the code. That’s it. If its unmaintained or buggy, its no longer yours. It turns BSD-free-for-all so engineers can fix the world without you rat bastard fucking marketing and bean counting fuck-pigs destroying our planet one fucking bug at time. Pigs.
For this you deserve severe punishment. Also, MySQL should be sued by the FSF for using the words GPL anywhere on the MySQL site. MYSQL STOLE all contributed code when they switched the license. This was done in bad faith and if you think I’ll every pay you a god damn dime you can choke on cock, I’ll just switch to Postgres - but MySQL simply pissed me off on the way.
To all GPL Nazis, fuck you, I ignore your impossible to enforce license and treat everything as LGPL, and I use the Nvidia binary driver. HAHAHAHAH. How about that, fuckers? And you made no money doing this, and you have no honor.
Your ass, in sterns, now.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
June 7th 2008
America at its best (Proper Title: "America at its best ?????????????")
The primaries have left the United States with a decent choice; now it needs a proper debate about policies: leader
Please write into THE ECONOMIST. You'd think it should be called the propagandist.
These two clowns, and HRC, are the worst pieces of sell out trash in American history.
The day after clinching, Obama kowtows to the AIPAC.
McCain is a disgrace. Covering up information on POWS, one of the Keating 5 scum from the S&L crisis, if Kerry flip flops, then this guy is the King of all FLIP FLOPS. This man is a stupid, uninformed MORON, and his predisency will make Bush's look good. He once sung "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" to the tune of the beach boys Barabar Ann. He is a civil liberty CRUSHING GUN GRABBER, rated F-- by the GOA.
I hate to use something from Soros (whom I hate), but here:
(McCain has done this several times in several forums. War for him is a funny subject apparently.)
GOA McCain, F--
Anyways, I could admonish on McCain forever. He is a phony, a spineless whimp, and he betrayed the US as a POW, there were lots of POWs, but hardly any of them wrote the anti-American commie screeds like McCain did so believably and with such fervor (there is a Switft Boat movement against McCain, but the information around the issue is classified, and his swift boat vets are silenced completely). Little McCain wanted to save his skin, there was no honor. You know now that McCain will drape himself in the flag so calling him on his gun grabbing anti-American totalitarian authoritarian legacy will likely result in YOU being called a anti-American and your patriotism will be questioned. He will most likely not be swift boated as he deserves. Hanoi Jane there is, Hanoi McCain there will not be. I wonder why is it that the soldiers and the patriots buy propaganda to support those who are constantly willing to expose the military servicemen to MORTAL DANGER.
And Obama. Change. What changes we dont know (He doesnt either, it was obvious he didnt write the speech to the AIPAC). This could go either way, but bombing Iran seems to crop up on his agenda. He predends to not take lobby money, but he has surrounded himself with HIGHLY connected people who, while not taking money from companies, will certainly be at the behest of the Medical Industrial Complex. Look to natural and herbal medicine, off label use, and non-western medicines to be CRUSHED TO DEATH under his legacy.
These two are the death of individual liberty, the death of the middle class. Neither have once made a fucking PEEP about America being completely INSOLVENT, BROKE, OUT OF MONEY and in HUGE FISCAL CRISIS due to the fiat DOLLAR being near COLLAPSE. "They" dont care, they think militarism can still save them.
They want to spend money bombing Iran, playing world police and further making the under classes entirely dependant on the government for everything every day.
Fuck "The Economist" for this disgusting garbage propagandist cover.
Ron Paul for me. I refuse to partake in the systematic establisment of the Orwellian Oceania with Ingsoc as the guiding idealogy.
Read 1984. Now. This eventuality was pegged 60 years ago.
These people represent PEOPLE as an AGGREGATE TERM, there is no personal liberty, there is no individualism.
This represents oligarchal collectivism, mega-corporations, and the military industrial complex.
CHANGE. Indeed. For the worse. If you dont believe me, look at the fight the Democrats put up against Bush in the last 2 years.
CHANGE. Higher taxes through inflation. Less disposable income. Less middle class. Less liberty. Fear being used to allow power grabs to protect your security.
You are property of the United States of America, Inc.
Ingsoc is oligarchical collectivism - Ingsoc rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it does so in the name of Socialism.
The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc.
The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world.
Goods must be produced, but they need not be distributed. And in practice the only way of achieving this was by continuous warfare.
War, it will be seen, accomplishes the necessary destruction, but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way. In principle it would be quite simple to waste the surplus labour of the world by building temples and pyramids, by digging holes and filling them up again, or even by producing vast quantities of goods and then setting fire to them. But this would provide only the economic and not the emotional basis for a hierarchical society. What is concerned here is not the morale of masses, whose attitude is unimportant so long as they are kept steadily at work, but the morale of the Party itself. Even the humblest Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph. In other words it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state of war. It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist. The splitting of the intelligence which the Party requires of its members, and which is more easily achieved in an atmosphere of war, is now almost universal, but the higher up the ranks one goes, the more marked it becomes. It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest. In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink. Meanwhile no Inner Party member wavers for an instant in his mystical belief that the war is real, and that it is bound to end victoriously, with Oceania the undisputed master of the entire world. All members of the Inner Party believe in this coming conquest as an article of faith. It is to be achieved either by gradually acquiring more and more territory and so building up an overwhelming preponderance of power, or by the discovery of some new and unanswerable weapon. The search for new weapons continues unceasingly, and is one of the very few remaining activities in which the inventive or speculative type of mind can find any outlet. In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for " Science ". The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc [Ingsoc is oligarchical collectivism - Ingsoc rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it does so in the name of Socialism]. And even technological progress only happens when its products can in some way be used for the diminution of human liberty. In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards. The fields are cultivated with horse-ploughs while books are written by machinery. But in matters of vital importance - meaning, in effect, war and police espionage - the empirical approach is still encouraged, or at least tolerated. - George Orwell, 1984
The new aristocracy was made up for the most part of bureaucrats, scientists, technicians, trade-union organizers, publicity experts, sociologists, teachers, journalists, and professional politicians. These people, whose origins lay in the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class, had been shaped and brought together by the barren world of monopoly industry and centralized government. As compared with their opposite numbers in past ages, they were less avaricious, less tempted by luxury, hungrier for pure power, and, above all, more conscious of what they were doing and more intent on crushing opposition. - George Orwell, 1984
The alteration of the past is necessary for two reasons, one of which is subsidiary and, so to speak, precautionary. The subsidiary reason is that the Party member, like the proletarian, tolerates present-day conditions partly because he has no standards of comparison. He must be cut off from the past, just as he must be cut off from foreign countries, because it is necessary for him to believe that he is better off than his ancestors and that the average level of material comfort is constantly rising. But by far the more important reason for the readjustment of the past is the need to safeguard the infallibility of the Party. It is not merely that speeches, statistics, and records of every kind must be constantly brought up to date in order to show that the predictions of the Party were in all cases right. It is also that no change in doctrine or in political alignment can ever be admitted. For to change one's mind, or even one's policy, is a confession of weakness. If, for example, Eurasia or Eastasia (whichever it may be) is the enemy today, then that country must always have been the enemy. And if the facts say otherwise then the facts must be altered. Thus history is continuously rewritten. This day-to-day falsification of the past, carried out by the Ministry of Truth, is as necessary to the stability of the regime as the work of repression and espionage carried out by the Ministry of Love. [The Ministry of Love's charter is to enforce loyalty and love of Big Brother through fear, torture, and brainwashing - maybe even waterboarding.] - George Orwell, 1984
Friday, May 30, 2008
Something about Hostess pies turns me off. Maybe it's the words "beef fat" in the ingredients. I know animal fat traditionally was used in pies, but in this day and age, it seems like a very unhealthy and unnecessary relic.
Actually, my wife tells me Oreo cookies used to contain animal fat, too. But now they don't. So if Nabisco can take it out, why can't Hostess?
If I want a pie, I'll take a real, homemade one over the packaged variety any time.
Two others followed on in a sentiment close to mine:
What's this "was"? To this day, suet and lard are both commonly used ingredients in pie crust. There's also this stuff called "butter" which you might have heard of, and I don't want to burst your bubble or anything, but I hear tell that comes from an animal too!
And as for "unhealthy"...well, unlike the trans-fats in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, lard and butter haven't been suggested as a possible cancer-causing agent. Give me a lard and butter crust any day.
You know, that's one of the things wrong with the modern world - not enough animal fat! It was flat out riduculous for Nabisco and the other large biscuit companies to go away from lard and beef tallow, as it was for fast food restaurants to switch to vegetable shortening for fries. At the base of this is a lot of government propaganda (I have learned that WHATEVER the federal government says is bad is probably good, and vice versa). And too, they replaced animal fat with hydrogenated oil, which is even worse than animal fat! I went back to lard for biscuits and pastries years ago, and have recently started frying in lard. I don't know where to get beef fat, or I would use that also.
You see beef fat, suet and lards are better tasting and more natural and less preprocessed than the hydrogenated poison used in cooking.
All this new crap, with this anti-trans fat kick, we are getting hydrogenated oils, waste oil now called canola and all sorts of "better" oils that may be less in terms of calories or have less saturated fat, but are toxic.
Did you know most vegetable oils at or near medium and higher cooking temps become toxic and create carcinogenic and mutagenic garbage, where animal fats do not even to very high temperatures?
Also note all the haute cuisine , French, new American, or any other high class cooking always uses lard and bone marrow wherever possible over lesser substitutes.
Your notion of health cant simply be calories. Check out the people who have lost a lot of weight on "fatkins" Atkins - and then go to the doctor and get lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol readings.
Processed food in general is bad. The bleached flour in a Hostess pie is far more of an issue than the beef lard.
And if you drink coke, note that when in Great Britain/UK , they use sugar. REAL Coke classic tastes great! But here in the USA, we now use High Fructose Corn Syrup. Tastes like crap, and is very unhealthy processed crap. They hid the recipe change by making "New Coke", and when they switched back to "CocaCola Classic" they put in HFCS instead of sugar.
There is absolutely NOTHING (at least not CHEAPER) that tastes better than real animal lards in cooking. PERIOD. Food is tasting like crap and actually goes rancid a LOT faster than it used to due to all the stupid mettling around with age old recipes, and everyone is getting fatter all the time despite the innumerable "healthy" substitutions going on.
Blueberry Hostess Pies taste the best. And most of the things that are "healthier" are propaganda to allow manufacturers to use cheaper garbage in our food, and to slowly force the population into eating vegetable matter and "edible" waste products because having everyone in an overpopulated earth eating meat doesnt scale as easily. So your standard of living will drop as the Government complex feeds us stuff that is worse than a WWII ration or a modern MRE.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Laphroaig. Laphroaig 10, Laphroaig 10/Cask Strength, Laphroaig 15 and the super-Laphroaigs, which are aged more than 15 years.
The other day I had a glass out by the computer. My wife came in an said, the computer smells like its screwed up, like that "blue smoke" smell. I leaned over expecting the acrid burn of of the "blue smoke" on to find Laphroaig fumes wafting up from the glass.
Laphroaig tastes like everything. For a guy who has had his share of the tipple, from beeradvocate/ratebeer top 100's mostly covered, lots of Oregon, Colorado and California fresh taps covered, a ton of vintage wine covered, I like spirits - and if they came without alcohol I'd still like them. Laphroaig to me is burning tires and gasoline. Laphroaig is peat smoke and caramelized flavor. Laphroaig is intense. Laphroaig's only problem is that at its weakest its 40%ABV and I could spend a whole evening drinking a whole bottle if it werent for the self-limiting intoxication mulling over the complexity and flavors present in Laphroaig.
If you think you like scotch - get some Laphroaig and try it. If you dont like it, ok, get some Balvenie Double Wood, if you don't like that, please switch to Bartles and James wine coolers and stop bothering the adults.
Friday, May 09, 2008
U.S.: Russia must ‘de-escalate’ Georgian threat
Moscow's decision to send troops to breakaway region sparks disputeHey Putin. How about you tell the USA to go fuck ourselves in the goat ass and shove it where the Sun dont shine.
I love to watch a broke assed country like the USA with a fake currency and a deeply stressed military barking orders at a country that isnt being run by a cabal of bloodsucking asshole idiots.
Seems Russia is +500 billion or so, and the USA is -9,000,000,000,000 , plus another 30-60T in debt obligations.
Hey, US federal government, no one give s flying fuck what your broke ass says anymore. Morons.
This government is a piece of shit. How can they take taxes from us and give it away when we are suffer a drastic drop in the standard of OUR living?
Sunday, May 04, 2008
What happened is Creative pushed EAX. They were ruthless and used lawyers to bankrupt Aureal, the inventors of better technology, and after the litigation, they picked up the superior technology on the cheap.
After this ruthless act, they went along selling sound cards until Vista: Then they had to fuck the world one more time. They would only make EAX work for a fee. They crippled the fucking drivers for all the hardware accelerated cards to force people to pay up for the drivers.
I hope everyone who is responsible for shitty drivers at Creative gets cancer and fucking dies, and I hope everyone at Microsoft who decided to break DirectSound and other old APIs in Vista fucking gets cancer.
You motherfuckers are destroying the business you thrive on by fucking up old games and shit, you fucking morons. Watch Apple/Linux and others fuck your dumb asses out of business.
Anyways, Phil O'Shaughnessy, he is the main guy - the face - behind this fucking asshole unacceptable piece of fuck-shit act. He was trying to get this guy, Daniel_K, Daniel Kawakami, to stop helping people fix the fucking sound in Vista by threating to sue him for providing drivers HE FIXED - alone. Creative fuck labs.
And engineers at creative: grow a set of fucking balls and quit. You ought to be fucking ashamed of working there you fucking assholes. What a pathetic piece of shit you create. If you are in IEEE, you should be kicked the fuck out you fucking assholes.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Washington DC - The Whore Killers - First Chandra Levy and slime-Condit, next Brandy Britton and now DC madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey)
Interesting. Time Magazine said Palfrey said she would kill herself. But this was not the case, she said she would be "suicided," in a fashion similar to Brandy Britton. See here:
Glad to know Time is in the pocket of the military industrial complex fraud-media. Ms. Palfrey is on record as saying she would not commit suicide and, if she was found dead, it would be murder. Link. If you want to hear the words come from Ms. Palfrey's own mouth, here is a link to her last interview.
Hear it here: http://www.infowars.com/media/230707palfrey.mp3
Oh yeah, and statistically speaking, women very rarely hang themselves. They prefer guns and pills. I wonder why both these women, Britton and Palfrey, hung themselves. Probably the same rope. Collateral Damage in the D.C. Madam Case Like most of us, I chuckled and grinned when the case of the DC madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey) first broke. A high class call girl service operating in Washington DC? Yeah, I was scandalized ... while waiting for the names to start trickling out. Ms. Palfrey gave her client list to ABC News fully intending to take down the high profile johns with her. Randall L. Tobias, the former CEO of Ely Lilly and top State Department lieutenant to Condi Rice, was the first big fish to be outed. In his capacity as Director of Foreign Assistance, Tobias encouraged sexual abstinence, and discounted the use of condoms, in preventing HIV/AIDS. Wikipedia profile. Later news interest shifted from the johns to the hookers as word leaked that Ms. Palfrey recruited highly educated women of class. Brandy Britton, 43, a former assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (see pic on far right), became an escort for financial reasons (single parent raising two kids) according to Palfrey. Arrested on prostitution charges in 2006, Ms. Britton "hung herself" in February 2007 before she was scheduled to go to trial. Link. It is rumored that a US Naval Academy instructor and legal secretary at a large DC law firm were also escorts for Ms. Palfrey. If the girls are going to suffer, I say publish the names of every guy caught up in this thing. If this prosecution is so serious that a mother of two has to die, then let's destroy the lives of all the dudes too. 05/05/2007.
Deborah Jeane Palfrey found dead of supposed suicide at her mother's home in Florida. Brandy Britton was also found dead of a suicide hanging. Strange that both women decided to hang themselves? Ms. Palfrey is on record as saying she would not commit suicide and, if she was found dead, it would be murder. Link. If you want to hear the words come from Ms. Palfrey's own mouth, here is a link to her last interview. 05/01/2008.
DC Madam Predicted She Would Be Suicided
"Rape, beating, maiming, disfigurement and more than likely murder disguised in the form of just another jailhouse accident or suicide would await me," Palfrey wrote - Time Magazine curiously quick to re-affirm suicide story Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Deborah Jeane Palfrey predicted she would be "suicided" on several occasions both recently and as far back as 17 years ago - comments that now appear ominous in light of the announcement that the former head of a Washington escort service allegedly killed herself today.';
Click here to listen to Palfrey clearly state that she would not commit suicide. DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey predicted she would be "suicided" on several occasions both recently and as far back as 17 years ago - comments that now appear ominous in light of the announcement that the former head of a Washington escort service allegedly killed herself today. "If taken into custody, my physical safety and most probably my very life would be jeopardized," she wrote in August 1991 following an attempt to bring her to trial, "Rape, beating, maiming, disfigurement and more than likely murder disguised in the form of just another jailhouse accident or suicide would await me," said Palfrey in a handwritten letter to the judge accusing the San Diego police vice squad of having a vendetta against her.
During several recent appearances on The Alex Jones Show, Palfrey also said that she was at risk of being killed and that authorities would make it look like suicide. She made it clear that she was not suicidal and if she was found dead it would be murder. Palfrey had threatened to release the names of well-known clients of her upscale call girl ring in the nation's capitol, and had indicated that Dick Cheney may be one of them. "We now know it goes at least as high as a United States Senator," Palfrey told The Alex Jones Show, "I'm hearing rumors now from other people that there are other possibilities in that stratosphere so to speak, on that level." "No I'm not planning to commit suicide," Palfrey told The Alex Jones Show on her last appearance in March, "I'm planning on going into court and defending myself vigorously and exposing the government," she said. "Blanche Palfrey had no sign that her daughter was suicidal, and there was no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs were involved, police Capt. Jeffrey Young said," according to an AP report. Click here to listen to Palfrey clearly state that she would not commit suicide. Click here to listen to the entirety of a July 2007 interview with Palfrey. UPDATE: In an almost uncanny development, as soon as this article started to go viral on the Internet, Time Magazine released a story claiming that Palfrey told author Dan Moldea that she would rather commit suicide than go to jail. What a funny coincidence!
No one ever said that the DC power structure was smart but we see time and again just how dag nasty they really are:
'D.C. Madam' dead in Florida Palfrey had been convicted of running $2 million prostitution ring The Associated Press updated 1:46 p.m. PT, Thurs., May. 1, 2008
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - The woman convicted of running a high-end Washington prostitution ring that snagged a senator killed herself Thursday, police said, weeks after she was convicted on charges she vowed not to go to prison for. The body of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 52, was found in a shed near her mother's manufactured home about 20 miles northwest of Tampa. Police said she left at least two suicide notes and other writings to her family in a notebook, but they did not disclose their contents. The mother found Palfrey, who had apparently hanged herself with nylon rope from the shed's ceiling. A man who answered a phone listed for Palfrey's mother declined to comment. But defense attorney Preston Burton, who represented Palfrey in her criminal trial that ended last month, said: "This is a tragic news and my heart goes out to her mother." Palfrey's 76-year-old mother immediately called 911. "Obviously the mother's very distraught, discovering your child in that state," said Capt. Jeffrey Young of the Tarpon Springs Police Department. Young added that Blanche Palfrey had no indication her daughter was depressed to the point of being suicidal. There's no early indication that alcohol or drugs were involved in the death, he said. Authorities said Blanche last spoke to her daughter earlier that morning, telling Deborah Palfrey she planned to take a quick nap. Young said the FBI was notified about the death, "due to the ongoing cases we knew Ms. Palfrey had in the Washington area," but they are not investigating. 'This is a real bad tragedy'
Erwin Matthews, 73, who lives five houses down from Palfrey's mother in a community of mostly retirees, said he and his girlfriend heard Blanche Palfrey screaming around 10:30 a.m. "She said: 'My daughter's hanging there by herself,'" Matthews recalled. "That's when everybody went running over there. This is a real bad tragedy." Palfrey was convicted April 15 by a federal jury of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington's political elite, including Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. She had denied her escort service engaged in prostitution, saying that if any of the women engaged in sex acts for money, they did so without her knowledge. She was convicted of money laundering, using the mail for illegal purposes and racketeering. But the trial concluded without revealing many new details about the service or its clients. Vitter was among possible witnesses, but he did not take the stand. Channing Phillips, the spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in the District of Columbia, said that under sentencing guidelines, Palfrey faced 57 to 71 months in prison. She was free pending her sentencing July 24. "I am sure as heck am not going to be going to federal prison for one day, let alone, you know, four to eight years here, because I'm shy about bringing in the deputy secretary of whatever," Palfrey told ABC last year when she released phone records that revealed some of her clients. "Not for a second. I'll bring every last one of them in if necessary." Prosecutors said Palfrey operated the prostitution service for 13 years. Vitter: 'Very serious sin'
Vitter, a first-term senator who is married and has four children, has acknowledged being involved with Palfrey's escort service and has apologized for what he called a "very serious sin." But he avoided commenting further. Besides Vitter, the trial also concluded without the testimony of military strategist Harlan Ullman or Randall Tobias, a former senior State Department official. Both men had been named among possible witnesses. One of the escort service employees was former University of Maryland, Baltimore County, professor Brandy Britton, who was arrested on prostitution charges in 2006. She committed suicide in January before she was scheduled to go to trial. Last year, Palfrey said she, too, was humiliated by her prostitution charges, but said: "I guess I'm made of something that Brandy Britton wasn't made of."
Former Asst. Professor Charged With Prostitution In Her Home Britton Has Doctorate In Sociology
POSTED: 9:30 am EST January 19, 2006 UPDATED: 8:05 pm EST January 19, 2006 ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- A woman charged with running a prostitution ring has an unusual resume, including a doctorate in sociology and an academic interest in women's studies. Brandy Britton, 41, earned her doctorate from the University of California at San Francisco and founded the Institute for Women and Girls Health Research in the Ellicott City home where she allegedly ran the prostitution service. Britton, a former sociology and anthropology professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was charged this week with four counts related to prostitution, The (Baltimore) Sun reported. Police say she charged hourly rates of $300 and up.
On the Web site that police allege she used to solicit business, Britton says she receives money for modeling and companionship -- not for prostitution. On the Web site, she went by the name Alexis Angel. Britton was released on her own recognizance Tuesday, according to a Howard County court commissioner. She could not be reached for comment Thursday. The Web site police took notice of advertises her home as a "discreet, upscale location in Howard County" offering evening and full-day appointments for up to $2,500. Britton was arrested Tuesday after an undercover Howard County police officer scheduled an appointment with her. Court documents say she led the lieutenant to an upstairs bedroom, told him to undress and leave $400 on the table by the door. He then left the room and let in vice and narcotics officers. Police confiscated numerous business records in Britton's name. Police refused to give details of those records, including whether they listed clients' names. "She was brazen, but you would have to be looking for her site," said Pfc. Brandon Justice, a spokesman for Howard County police. "When a person uses mass communication, it increases the likelihood that police are going to be tipped off." Police said they charged her with "engaging in prostitution, maintaining a building for the purpose of prostitution, allowing a building to be used for prostitution, and allowing a person into a building for the purpose of prostitution." Neighbors said they remember men visiting the house at all hours. They also complained about Britton's two potbellied pigs. "You come out your front yard and have pigs in your front yard," said Ed Gordon, one of Britton's neighbors. "It wasn't exactly what we expected in this neighborhood. Of course, there's other things we didn't expect in this neighborhood, either." In 1999, Britton lost her job at UMBC and filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the university. In dismissing the suit, which is on appeal, a federal judge in Baltimore cited complaints about Britton from UMBC students and colleagues, and an accusation by the National Institutes of Health that Britton falsified data on a federally funded research project. Britton had taught sociology at the school beginning in 1994. After losing her job, Britton directed the Institute for Women and Girls Health Research Inc. Britton also participated in meetings of a committee of the Maryland Drug Treatment Task Force, chaired by then-Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Howard County police began investigating Britton in March 2005 after receiving "numerous" complaints and then finding "her services and rates" posted online, according to charging documents. The Web site, however, states: "Money exchanged in legal adult personal services for modeling is simply for my time and companionship. Anything else that may occur is a matter of personal choice between consenting adults of legal age and is not contracted for, nor is it requested to be contracted for in any manner. This is not an offer of prostitution." Stay with News4 and nbc4.com for more information.
Friday, May 02, 2008
May 1 (Bloomberg) -- Gulf states are considering dropping their pegs to the dollar after the U.S. currency's decline stoked inflation across the region, Kuwaiti Finance Minister Mustafa al- Shimali said.
``Yes, there are some'' Gulf Cooperation Council states considering dropping their pegs to the dollar, which has fallen 13 percent against the euro in the last 12 months, al-Shimali said in an interview in Kuwait late yesterday without naming the countries. ``Some countries will do what we are doing.''
Al-Shimali's comments may restoke speculation of a change in Middle East currency systems that eased after the United Arab Emirates and Qatar last month ruled out any revaluation or dropping the dollar peg in the short term. The issue will remain a key issue as long as inflation remains high.
``Inflation is rising in the Gulf to a great extent because of loose monetary policy,'' said Marios Maratheftis, head of research for Standard Chartered Plc in the Middle East in a telephone interview from Dubai. ``Tightening monetary policy can only happen if they drop their currency pegs or strengthen the currency, preferably both.''
The U.A.E., Bahrain and Qatar lowered their benchmark interest rates today by a quarter point, matching a cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve a day earlier. The move is needed to maintain the dollar pegs. Saudi Arabia is on its weekend while Oman moves its interest rates in line with the London Inter Bank Offered Rate.
Inflation is running close to 10 percent in Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., while Qatar's consumer prices rose 14 percent in the fourth quarter.
The Kuwaiti dinar has appreciated 7.9 percent against the dollar since the nation in May became the only Gulf Arab state to drop its peg to the U.S. currency. Contracts to buy U.A.E. dirhams in 12 months time are trading at a 2 percent premium and Saudi riyal forwards are trading at a 1.3 percent premium to the spot price, suggesting that some traders are betting that those countries will follow Kuwait in revaluing. The link to the dollar meant that imports in euros and other currencies that have strengthened against the dollar became more expensive.
The idea of dropping the peg ``has been started by other Gulf countries and they are partially going this way because the dollar has been going down for some time,'' al-Shimali said yesterday.
``This news has already been in newspapers,'' al-Shimali told reporters at a meeting of the Fourth World Economic Forum in Kuwait today.
Reuters reported today that al-Shimali said he was citing newspaper reports and not expressing his own opinion when commenting to Bloomberg on the future of the Gulf dollar pegs.
When asked at the forum about Gulf states considering dropping their pegs, al-Shimali told reporters that he would not comment on behalf of Gulf states.
Officials at the Qatari, Omani and U.A.E. central banks were not immediately available. The Bahraini and Saudi central banks were closed today.
Revaluation speculation peaked in November after U.A.E. central bank Governor Sultan Bin Nasser al-Suwaidi said he was considering dropping the dirham's peg to the dollar, and a Saudi Arabia central bank official said that Gulf states may revalue their currencies together.
All the GCC states, apart from Oman, are planning to form a single Gulf currency by 2010. The group's central bank governors will meet in June in an attempt to get the project back on schedule.
``The case for currency reform is strong,'' Simon Williams, chief Middle East economist at HSBC Holdings Plc, said in a telephone interview from Dubai. ``The inflationary pressures the Gulf faces not only demand a stronger currency, they also require an independent monetary policy. The issue is not going to go away, but I don't believe that change is close.''
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
"Wow, you're the first person actually that's ever asked me that question in the, I don't know maybe, 70 college campuses I've now been to, and I do not think that is any of your business," Clinton said during a campaign visit for her mother, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton had picked out the male questioner as she wrapped up a question-and-answer session at Butler University. It wasn't immediately clear what statement by the first lady the questioner was referring to. Before she was fully aware of her husband's relationship with Lewinsky, a White House intern, Hillary Clinton said the allegations about that relationship were manufactured by a "vast right-wing conspiracy."
The Clinton bitch mother has taught her chick well. These people think they are above lines of questioning? What the hell? Her liar mother can make up fake stories about sniper fire and C-17s. She can pretend to believe Bill and calling allegations of perjury a "vast right wing conspiracy" This is all done by THREE voluntary public figures.
Despite being a know-nothing stupid bitch that should have no right to speak without being DESTROYED by real journalism - she gets a free pass - "nothing I say" - can be a subject of debate!
I am sick of this bitch. I hate this bitch. She is a know nothing bitch that has not relevance and it’s a sad , sad day where "they" are actually planning to build her a dynasty as well.
Clinton can smear Obama like a right-wing pro, and can destroy the possibility of defeating McCain in the name of power and lust for power, and she can field her stupid daughter to campaign on her behalf and then whine and cry and bitch if anyone even makes a negative statement about that loser-silver-spooned worthless bitch Chelsea (and I'd say the same of the Bush twins, all three of these asshole bitches should be in uniform and in Iraq). Even the inbred hemophiliac assholes of
Chelsea, you stinking bitch, get the hell out of the public eye. You suck, you are a know-nothing, and if it wasn't for your parents being who they are, you wouldn't ever by listened to by anyone ever, and you would probably be single your entire life.
Look what you got,
You proles will be begging for RON PAUL once you see what you have doomed America to.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wholesale Prices Jump in January
Tuesday February 26, 12:30 pm ET
By Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
The Labor Department said Tuesday that wholesale inflation jumped by 1 percent in January, more than double the increase that analysts had been expecting.
Meanwhile, the New York-based Conference Board reported that its confidence index fell to 75.0 in February, down from a revised January reading of 87.3. The drop was far below the 83 reading that analysts had forecast and put the index at its lowest level since February 2003, a period that reflected anxiety in the leadup to the Iraq war.
Consumers have been shaken by a prolonged slump in housing that has pushed the country close to a recession.
A third report Tuesday showed that home prices, measured by the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, dropped by 8.9 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, the steepest drop in the 20-year history of the index.
"Home prices across the nation and in most metro areas are significantly lower than where they were a year ago," said Robert Shiller, one of the index's creators. "Wherever you look, things look bleak."
The January inflation surge left wholesale prices rising by 7.4 percent over the past 12 months, the fastest pace in more than 26 years.
The worse-than-expected performance was certain to capture attention at the Federal Reserve, which has chosen to combat a threatened recession by aggressively cutting interest rates in the belief that weaker economic growth will keep a lid on prices.
But the combination of rising inflation and weaker growth raises the threat of "stagflation," the economic malady that plagued the country through the 1970s, when a series of oil shocks left households battered by the twin problems of stagnant growth and rising inflation.
The 1 percent jump in wholesale prices followed a 0.3 percent decline in December and was the biggest one-month increase since a 2.6 percent increase in November. That gain had been driven by sharply higher energy costs.
The big jump in wholesale prices followed a report last week that consumer prices had risen by a worse-than-expected 0.4 percent, reflecting higher costs for food, energy and health care.
The wholesale report said that energy prices jumped 1.5 percent, as gasoline prices rose by 2.9 percent and the cost of home heating oil jumped by 8.5 percent.
Food prices, which have been surging because of increased demand stemming from ethanol production, rose by 1.7 percent last month, the biggest monthly increase in three years. Prices for beef, bakery products and eggs were all up sharply.
Core wholesale inflation, which excludes food and energy, posted a 0.4 percent increase, the biggest increase in 11 months. This gain was led by a 1.5 percent spike in the cost of prescription and non-prescription drugs.
The cost of book publishing was up 1.7 percent while the price of light trucks and passenger cars both rose by 0.3 percent.
Prices excluding food and energy are up 2.5 percent over the past 12 months, the fastest 12-month gain since a 2.5 percent rise in the 12 months ending in October.
Confidence plunges, inflation rate soars
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No good news today on the economic front. Consumer confidence plunged, the wholesale inflation rate soared, the number of homes being foreclosed jumped, home prices fell sharply and a report predicts big increases in health care costs.
Consumer confidence weakened significantly as Americans worry about less-favorable business conditions and job prospects. The New York-based Conference Board says in a report released on Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index plunged in February to 75.0 from a revised 87.3 in January.
The reading — the lowest since the index registered 64.8 in February 2003 — is far below the 83.0 analysts expected.
The index measures how consumers feel now about the economy. It has been weakening since July, suggesting that wary consumers may retrench financially, which could fatigue the economy further.
Inflation at the wholesale level soared in January, pushed higher by rising costs for food, energy and medicine. The monthly increase carried the annual inflation rate to its fastest jump in a quarter century.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that wholesale prices rose 1 percent last month, more than double the 0.4 percent increase that economists had been expecting.
The January surge left wholesale prices rising by 7.5 percent over the past 12 months, the fastest pace in more than 26 years, since prices had risen at a 7.5 percent pace in the 12 months ending in October 1981.
The number of homes facing foreclosure jumped 57 percent in January compared to a year ago, with lenders increasingly forced to take possession of homes they couldn't unload at auctions, a mortgage research firm said Monday.
Nationwide, some 233,001 homes received at least one notice from lenders last month related to overdue payments, compared with 148,425 a year earlier, according to Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac Inc. Nearly half of the total involved first-time default notices.
The worsening situation came despite ongoing efforts by lenders to help borrowers manage their payments by modifying loan terms, working out long-term repayment plans and other actions
U.S. home prices lost 8.9 percent in the final quarter of 2007, Standard & Poor's said Tuesday, marking a full year of declining values and the steepest drop in the 20-year history of its housing index.
"We reached a somber year-end for the housing market in 2007," said one of the index's creators Robert Shiller. "Home prices across the nation and in most metro areas are significantly lower than where they were a year ago. Wherever you look things look bleak."
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices, which include a quarterly index, a 20-city index and a 10-city index, reflect year-over-year declines in 17 metropolitan areas with double-digit declines in eight of them.
By 2017, total health care spending will double to more than $4 trillion a year, accounting for one of every $5 the nation spends, the federal government projects.
The 6.7 percent annual increase in spending — nearly three times the rate of inflation_ will be largely driven by higher prices and an increased demand for care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday. Other factors in the mix include a growing and aging population. The first wave of baby boomers become eligible for Medicare beginning in 2011.
With the aging population, the federal government will be picking up the tab for a growing share of the nation's medical expenses. Overall, federal and state governments accounted for about 46 percent of health expenditures in 2006. That percentage will increase to 49 percent over the next decade.
Friday, January 18, 2008
"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out... If people only understood the rank injustice of the money and banking system, there would be a revolution by morning." ….
Andrew Jackson publicly pledging to defeat international monopolist bankers to their face in his speech. Jackson vanquished a global cartel in its plans for a privately owned “U.S.” central bank. A public murder attempt on Andrew Jackson failed shortly thereafter by a double misfire of the assassin’s pistols.
Friday, January 11, 2008
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LONDON (Dow Jones)--Spot gold hit a new record high Thursday as talk of further interest rate cuts in the U.S. sparked a flurry of buying and pushed the metal even closer to its next big target of $900 a troy ounce.
As of 1830 GMT spot gold had hit an all-time high of $895.50/oz, breaking above Wednesday's record high of $891.50/oz, following comments by U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, traders said.
Bernanke said Thursday that more rate cuts "may well be necessary" as downside risks to the economy "have become more pronounced."
The comments caused the U.S. dollar to weaken against the euro, which hit a high of $1.4815.
Financial markets expect as much as 0.75 percentage point of additional cuts in the fed funds target rate by the end of March, an expectation that seemed supported by Bernanke's remarks Thursday.
"Buyers are just waiting for opportunities to get back into the market," said TheBullionDesk analyst James Moore. Spot gold slipped from its high late Wednesday and some analysts predicted that gold could be in for a correction, but the interest rate talk prompted further buying.
Moore said the interest rate situation is helping to keep the U.S. dollar under pressure, and hawkish comments Thursday by the European Central Bank president added to fears of a U.S.-led slowdown.
Indications of further interest rate cuts to come out of the U.S. added further fuel to the spot gold bull run, which has seen prices rise as much as 7.5% since the start of the new year and 40.7% from the start of 2007.
Additionally, market uncertainty surrounding mortgage lenders and bond insurers, if it intensifies, is likely to encourage further gold buying, along with intensifying recession fears, said HSBC analyst James Steel.
Gold is seen as a hard asset when equities are volatile, and as a protection against inflation, with fears of that growing amid rising oil prices.
While $900/oz is seen as the next target, many investors are predicting this is just the beginning of a bull run with a few more years to go.
Strong fundamentals of constrained mine supply against a backdrop of economic uncertainty are likely to lift spot-gold toward $1,200/oz, James Burton of the World Gold Council said.
Momentum in the gold bull run is being led by investor interest, as indicated by the demand for exchange traded funds. That demand is expected to cause gold to average $850/oz in 2008, with $1,000/oz likely to be hit before the year's end, said New York-based Midas Fund manager Thomas Winmill.
But he said while investor interest has skyrocketed, physical demand, particularly in gold jewelry-hungry India, has tailed off.
"So we will have to see if investor demand can overwhelm that," Winmill said.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
NEW DELHI — No dollars, just rupees please.
In a sign of how the once mighty U.S. dollar has fallen, India's tourism minister said Thursday that U.S. dollars will no longer be accepted at the country's heritage tourist sites, like the famed Taj Mahal.
For years the dollar was worth about 50 rupees and tourists visiting most sites in India were charged either $5 or 250 rupees.
But with the dollar at a nine-year low against the rupee — falling 11 percent in 2007 alone and now hovering at around 39 rupees — that deal has become a losing proposition for the tourism industry.
The country's tourism minister said, though, that the decision was only in part a reaction to the currency's plunging value.
"Before the dollar lost its value, there was a demand to have (admission tickets) just in rupees," Tourism Minister Ambika Soni told the CNN-IBN news channel.
Soni said that charging only rupees would not only be more practical, but would save money because "the dollar was weaker against the rupee."
The Taj Mahal, India's famed white marble monument to love, which had charged tourists $15 or 750 rupees, has been refusing to accept dollars since November.
The move makes visits pricier for American tourists, who now have to shell out nearly $20.
And it's likely to get worse.
"We expect a slight appreciation of the rupee to continue, although it won't be as dramatic as last year," said Agam Gupta, head of foreign exchange trading at Standard Chartered Bank in India.
The dollar has fallen against most major currencies, and it has lost ground against the rupee due to an influx of foreign capital into India, said Gupta.
Soni said she was not worried about the decision affecting tourism numbers as India provided more than just budget attractions.
"I always say it's not numbers I am looking for or working for. I am working for tourists to have a complete experience," she said.http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,319807,00.html