Monday, November 29, 2010

China and Russia dump the dollar

We aren't hearing much about it these days, but this is the real news of the day ... not Israel's Wikileaked propaganda. If you're wondering about the consequences of this long in coming situation, listen to my 2004 radio commentary Dollar Hegemony.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Let's pat down the "underwear bomber" story ...

Thousands of people traveling today will be forced to parade naked in front of TSA employees, subjecting their bodies to backscatter ionizing radiation, or else submit themselves to be groped. Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds writes well about the state of affairs here: Paying To Be Raped

Remember the justification for this obnoxious violation of our civil rights? The "underwear bomber"? Let's examine his particular case, which happened just before Congress was set to consider extending some odious provisions of the thoroughly unconstitutional Patriot Act.

Unlike the average U.S. traveler, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on the watch list. His father told the US Embassy he was a security threat. However, there was no bomb-sniffing dog present when he boarded the plane with no luggage. According to eye-witness Detroit lawyer Kurt Haskell, a well-dressed Indian man helped the accused bomber board the plane despite the fact that he had no passport.

“While Mutallab was poorly dressed, his friend was dressed in an expensive suit, Haskell said. He says the suited man asked ticket agents whether Mutallab could board without a passport. “The guy said, ‘He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time,’” reported the Michigan Live news website.

Gee, I wonder if any of this has to do with the fact that one of the main clients of Former Department of Homeland Security Chief, Michael Chertoff, happens to be Rapiscan (yep, that's their name, I'm not making it up) -- the company that makes those backscatter ionizing radiation machines that display the naked human body in so much detail you can tell if a man is circumcised or whether a woman shaves her pubic hair.

Lest we forget, here's the 4th amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

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.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A law to outlaw gardening? (!)

Just so you know, I don't consider myself subject to any government that would outlaw and subjugate people's rights to grow their own food!

I finally know what's wrong with me ...

I've got O.D.D.! ("oppositional defiant disorder")


"According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is published by the American Psychiatric Association, nonconformity and freethinking is a mental illness labeled "oppositional defiant disorder" or ODD. If psychiatrists follow the Fourth Edition of DSM diagnosis guidelines, people who stand up for privacy and freedom might be labeled as mentally ill.

U.S.G.W.O. reports that it has confirmed "basically that anyone who disobeys authority or even questions authority is now considered mentally ill and can be thrown in a prison-like mental institution under tax payers dollars." I haven't read the entire book, but U.S.G.W.O. states that according to the psychiatric manual the following people would be diagnosed as having ODD:

* Freethinkers
* Constitutionalists
* Oath Keepers
* Nonconformists
* Peaceful Activists
* Peaceful Resistors
* Those who partake in Civil Disobedience
* Those that question Authority
* Highly creative artists"

(... we're getting more and more like the old USSR every day, aren't we ...?)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ideas for a better economy

I'm always looking for solutions to what ails us, and there's no question our current economic system is unsustainable, un-Constitutional and contemptible. I read this article the other day and was impressed -- starting a "Gift Circle" would go a long way towards weening people off the "money grid":

A Circle of Gifts

Here's another interesting essay along these lines:
The Abolition of Work

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hate to say I told you so ...

Well ... I've noticed that the price of silver is now at over $27 an ounce (compare to the $23 an ounce I quoted only a couple posts ago). BTW, I found this lesson in American economics enlightening:

More advice: If you live on the Gulf Coast and you've got symptoms that resemble those of this woman, get the hell out of your state!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Are you ready for a new reality?

I am.

Cenk from the Young Turks has some good ideas about what to change about this country's broken system, though *how* exactly we're supposed to do this ... well, I'm taking suggestions.

I just finished listening to an interview between truth activist Carol Brouillet and author Bill Douglas which strangely ties in with what I just wrote here. Be sure to catch Carol's new radio show, Community Currency on the Progressive Radio Network!