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by Jim Hightower
Our nation has devolved into a new and nasty civil war, with moneyed elites now charging into legislatures and courts to establish themselves as a de facto plutocracy.
You're not likely to have known Robert Clark, Ruth West, Chet Newall, Webb Kamp, or Darrell Odom, but I wouldn't be who I am without them. And you might have a similar honor roll of those who spurred, inspired, lured, intrigued, goaded, and otherwise motivated you to do more than you might otherwise have done -- a list of your special public school teachers. The junior-high, senior-high, and college teachers on my list largely sparked my lifelong interests in language, history, politics, and how (and for whom) government really works.
However, I was naive about their motivation. Little did I know at the time that their ilk are tax-sucking leeches, glorified babysitters, overpaid slugs who leave work at 3 p.m. and take the whole summer off. "Greedy," as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie barked at teachers in his state.
Thus America is suddenly at war against its own teachers -- along with its firefighters, police officers, public health researchers and caregivers, sanitation workers, census takers, park rangers, air traffic controllers, and the whole horde of 'do-nothings' on the public payroll. Fire 'em, bust their unions, take away their democratic rights, slash their pay, increase their workloads, eliminate their pensions, and (most especially) scorn them.
Those are not just the vitriolic sentiments of a few red-faced, tea-party lunatics -- but of a squawking flock of right-wing governors, state legislators, mayors, and members of Congress. These are our leaders speaking!
Read the rest of this article at the link below.
http://www.alternet.org/story/150928/6_state_battlegrounds_in_the_right-wing_war_against_teachers%2C_firefighters%2C_caregivers_and_the_entire_middle_class?page=1by Jim Hightower
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Targeting Political Terrorism = LETS START HERE...
Wikileaks today offered sympathy and condolences to the victims of the Tucson shooting together with best wishes for the recovery of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords, a democrat from Arizona's 8th district, was the target of a shooting spree at a Jan 8 political event in which six others were killed.
Tucson Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, leading the investigation into the Gifford shooting, said that "vitriolic rhetoric" intended to "inflame the public on a daily basis ... has [an] impact on people, especially who are unbalanced personalities to begin with." Dupnik also observed that officials and media personalities engaging in violent rhetoric "have to consider that they have some responsibility when incidents like this occur and may occur in the future."
WikiLeaks staff and contributors have also been the target of unprecedented violent rhetoric by US prominent media personalities, including Sarah Palin, who urged the US administration to “Hunt down the WikiLeaks chief like the Taliban”. Prominent US politician Mike Huckabee called for the execution of WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange on his Fox News program last November, and Fox News commentator Bob Beckel, referring to Assange, publicly called for people to "illegally shoot the son of a bitch." US radio personality Rush Limbaugh has called for pressure to "Give [Fox News President Roger] Ailes the order and [then] there is no Assange, I'll guarantee you, and there will be no fingerprints on it.", while the Washington Times columnist Jeffery T. Kuhner titled his column “Assassinate Assange” captioned with a picture Julian Assange overlayed with a gun site, blood spatters, and “WANTED DEAD or ALIVE” with the alive crossed out.
John Hawkins of Townhall.com has stated "If Julian Assange is shot in the head tomorrow or if his car is blown up when he turns the key, what message do you think that would send about releasing sensitive American data?"
Christian Whiton in a Fox News opinion piece called for violence against WikiLeaks publishers and editors, saying the US should "designate WikiLeaks and its officers as enemy combatants, paving the way for non-judicial actions against them."
WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said: "No organisation anywhere in the world is a more devoted advocate of free speech than Wikileaks but when senior politicians and attention seeking media commentators call for specific individuals or groups of people to be killed they should be charged with incitement -- to murder. Those who call for an act of murder deserve as significant share of the guilt as those raising a gun to pull the trigger."
“WikiLeaks has many young staff, volunteers and supporters in the same geographic vicinity as these the broadcast or circulation of these incitements to kill. We have also seen mentally unstable people travel from the US and other counties to other locations. Consequently we have to engage in extreme security measures.”
“We call on US authorities and others to protect the rule of law by aggressively prosecuting these and similar incitements to kill. A civil nation of laws can not have prominent members of society constantly calling for the murder and assassination of other individuals or groups.”
http://www.peopleokwithmurderingassange.com/Targeting Political Terrorism = LETS START HERE...... more
t's time for President Obama to lead a global crackdown on cyber criminals like the WikiLeaks sympathizers who attacked U.S. companies last week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said on Sunday.
Sites for MasterCard, Visa and PayPal were sabotaged in a string of cyber attacks after cutting ties to notorious classified document-dumper WikiLeaks.
"America is the most targeted nation in the world," Gillibrand told reporters Sunday.
She and U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn) want to move forward on anti-cybercrime legislation they introduced in the Senate and the House earlier this year.
If it became law, it would deploy a "carrot-stick approach" of helping other countries combat cyber crime originating within their borders and offering less economic assistance to those that don't cooperate, Gillibrand said.
The Secret Service estimates that as much as 70 percent of cybercrime originates outside the United States.
City businesses lose more than $1.9 billion from cyber crime each year.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/12/12/2010-12-12_obama_needs_to_crack_down_on_cyber_criminals_like_wikileaks_hacker_supporters_sa.html#ixzz19Ke64Bu9t's time for President Obama to lead a global crackdown on cyber criminals like... more
"The Obama Deception Full Length" = EXTREME RIGHT-WING PROPAGANDA VIDEO
WARNING!!!!! The last 15 Minutes is EXTREME RIGHT WING And Could be offensive to most people.
It is Very Shocking to believe that the group that made this video, openly compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Stalin... and show President Kennedy getting his head blown off. This is not with good intentions! The people that made this movie are sick and twisted and want to excite violence... With a desire that one of their "nut case brethren will step up to the task"
I feel that this video's true intent not to educate. But, is clearly to incite violence against President Obama, and that is Criminal !
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS VIDEO?
The premiss is very Interesting. The History about Wall Street and our Government that is very informative. I liked when they talked about this part... But that's, unfortunately where it ends. It is soon followed by right-wing chest pounding self-serving extreme Right Wing Agenda.
The Washington DC Hotel location where the Bilderberg Commission meeting was held started interestingly but, soon fell apart also. The footage was way over dramatized with the smell of reality-show with Ballon-Boy type stupidity. Only a Right-Wing believer would drink that Koolade... For those with deductive reasoning they would see as amateur over-done and stupid.
From: 1/4- 3/4 into the Video:
It was difficult to get beyond the over-use of the word "REPUBLIC" used 96 times.
"Still, there is some very interesting subject matter here about "Wall Street" International banking and how this content fits together with all players involved in this bailout meltdown mess. "
I WANTED TO KNOW MORE, But the message was clouded by their right-wing agenda. As photos of the bombed Federal Building in Oklahoma City played in a NRA response to any loss of their much loved weapons... As if is a threat or in planting a seed before the Obama Administration take all their guns away! These are super paranoid Right-Wing Delusions, from a group of people blinded by their very own mono thinking.
My Conclusion: Very Interesting history lesson intended to covert the non Right-Wing. But, was spoiled by their own Flawed Message and over-all Paranoid Right-Wing Political Militant Thinking!
THEY NEED TO REMEMBER, THAT EVERYTHING IN OTHER PEOPLES EYES IS NOT ONLY ABOUT... BEING A "REPUBLIC".
> AFTER LOSING THE ELECTION: IT IS NOW ALL ABOUT DEMOCRACY!
WARNING!!! THE LAST 15 MINUTES OF THIS VIDEO IS TOTAL "SICK" RIGHT-WING FANTASY & PROPAGANDA.
I FIND THEIR CONCLUTION & SOLUTION, SHOCKING:
This video is NOT Free Speech. This fringe group that made this video are comparing "President Obama" to Adolf Hitler and Stalin and then... show President Kennedy getting his head blown off? This was produced with very bad intentions in mind!!!= Showing this movie to any other twisted nut-case: Timothy McVeigh want-a-be... could have VERY VERY UGLY RESULTS!!! But this is the message here... AS I also assume that it is intention of the authors and makers of this Video!!!
BECAUSE OF THAT MESSAGE, THIS IS A DANGEROUS VIDEO !!!! Which is now being sent everywhere.
WE SHOULD ALL BE AWARE... WHAT THESE RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS ARE UP TOO... AND MORE IMPORTANTLY... OPEN OUR EYES TO WATCH THEM ALL VERY CLOSELY!
Because, this video is a call to excite VIOLENCE and, more!! In my opinion they have crossed the legal and moral line! I am all for free speech, but, this isn't free speech anymore!!! This is much more than yelling fire in a crowded movie theatre! This video is asking for some NUT CASE out there to commit Violence ! "That is Criminal ".
WATCH IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND SEE HOW CRAZY THESE "WELL ARMED"... PEOPLE REALLY ARE.
OPEN YOUR EYES...TO SEE HOW FAR THEY WILL GO, TO STEAL... OUR DEMOCRACY
SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE... THEIR REPUBLIC.
."The Obama Deception Full Length" = EXTREME RIGHT-WING PROPAGANDA VIDEO... more
Companies that have run ads on the Glen Beck show are pulling them. (It's about time)Companies that have run ads on the Glen Beck show are pulling them. (It's about... more
GOP politics are being reduced to a terrifying absurdity. Obama tags, right wing terrorists and a great white hope fill the Republican imagination. Republicans are praising right wing terrorists. Republicans are joking about Obama Tags and political assassination while longing for a great white hope. The sky is turning grey and Republicans are losing their collective mind.
Are the Republicans really going crazy, or is this just politics as usual?GOP politics are being reduced to a terrifying absurdity. Obama tags, right wing... more
One Marine said, "I see the way propaganda and information war is waged on America's sons and daughters, and how patients are treated when they have a vaccine reactions," adding, "That should trouble all Americans." (emphasis added)
One soldier that Wagner interviewed said that the military flu vaccine issue "is the worse cover-up in the history of the military. When the issue, I believe, of the use of the vaccine comes out, I believe it will make the Walter Reed scandal pale in comparison."
CDC targeting pregnant women for an H1N1 vaccine contradicts its own advice.
In New ACIP Guidelines: Guidance for Vaccine Recommendations in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women updated version (May 5, 2008), CDC refers to the live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV), commonly called “live vaccine,” reporting:
1. “If a live-virus vaccine is inadvertently given to a pregnant woman, or if a woman becomes pregnant within 4 weeks after vaccination, she should be counseled about the potential effects on the fetus.”
2. “Live vaccines pose a theoretical risk to the fetus.”
3. A chart in this CDC report specifically designates "pregnant women" as persons who “should not be vaccinated with LAIV.”One Marine said, "I see the way propaganda and information war is waged on... more
As the title notes more advertisers are pulling their ads from the Glenn Beck program. Earlier this week, it was reported that 36 advertisers were pulling their spots, but now, that number has increased to 46. Some of the more notable companies that dropped their support are
Applebee’s, Bank of America, Bell & Howell, DirecTV, General Mills,Kraft, Regions Financial Corporation, Vonage, Geico, LexisNexis', Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson.As the title notes more advertisers are pulling their ads from the Glenn Beck program.... more
It's no longer the end of the beginning but the beginning of the end for the haters out there. The thin veil of decency and decorum as come clean off because the lack the intellectual prowess to maintain the facade. Now that they can no longer hide it will be easy to call them out and expose them for what they truly are. The man declaring himself a proud terrorist is well within his rights to do so. The elected official enthusiastically agreeing with him is in serious violation and needs to be removed from office.It's no longer the end of the beginning but the beginning of the end for the... more
PLAYING THE HEALTH CARE GAME...
We have all watched in amazement as the defaced photos of President Obama as Hitler held by wild eye'd crazy people screaming loudly with no more of a purpose than to disrupt and to stop the Democratic process. These loud mouth antagonists following their seemingly well distrubuted scripts of Anarchy 101. These people who now claim, to be Blue Dog Democrats or, independents etc.. All also claim to be only wanting a different type of health-care reform? When the truth is self evident by any person that would quickly choose a sign of Hitler and swastikas' to taunt as if these evil signs and symbols had something remotely to do with health care. By their own professed actions they show more to be the apostles of the extremist far right locked in "goose-step" with others like them across the country... following the lead of organizations like: NEWSMAX and Christopher Ruddy, Rush Limbaugh's along with the other hate screaming Neocons and Fascists. It seems rather amazing as after eight years at the helm with Bush, leaving the country on it's knees ruined. Now these over-caffeinated and angry losers, who only want democracy- Only if "they win", are at it again!
We need not forget ~ That some of our goose-stepping colleagues have been assigned to be here.
You can hear some of their voices here among us everyday. They are on a mission... Their own mission to instigate hatred, conflict, discord to disrupt the process and ultimately to destroy Democratic process.
You might ask... Why would they do that? Because, A Democracy is not a "Republic".
You hear their voices twisting the honest need by real people for Obama's Health Care Reform as an "Evil Socialist Plot" to take over the country and the government. These people are deliberately trying to push everyones buttons to cause, a riot and revolt between each other. They want that!!! The truth is, they are nothing more than a group of people with their own agenda that has less to do with Health Care.... and more about their own twisted political beliefs. = > To them.... IT IS ONLY ABOUT THEM!
They want to disrupt this political process by yelling "FIRE" in a crowded movie theatre!
SO NOW.... LETS TALK ABOUT THE REAL ISSUES HERE...
"HEALTH CARE and THE MILKING OF THE CASH COW! "
FIRST.... IT IS NOT ABOUT HEALTH CARE: It is all it about MONEY!
The Huge Money that flows into all these MEGA BUSINESSES. Business like; BlueCross, Blue Sheild and all of the other major health care insurance companies. This is all about keeping that money coming into their pockets! This is huge money!!!! BILLIONS!!!! That these industries are making EVERYDAY, EVERY HOUR, EVERY SECOND. All coming from the wallets and the backs of the hard working people across America.
"ALL THEIR DISCUSSION ABOUT HEALTH CARE THIS IS ONLY ABOUT KEEPING THAT MONEY FLOWING INTO THEIR POCKETS!!!! "
The Obama Health Care Reform Plan, when passed will stop that cash flow and their Milking of the "Cash Cow" and that damages their bottom Line! >> THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT!
(2) IT IS NOT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE:
Every one of these Paid Government elected Politicians are lying through their teeth about how bad Government run Healthcare is . Because All of them have "Government Run Healthcare" themselves. (AND THEY ALL LOVE IT !)
Health Insurance Companies have been bleeding all of us with as much money as they can get from our pockets !
(4) THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRIES ARE ADDICTED THAT MONEY:
They are addicted to that cash flow like a drug. Like any addict or Junky... they will: LIE, CHEAT and, STEAL in order to continue that cash flow and keep that (MONEY/DRUG) coming in.
What we are all witnessing on all media everyday are these Addicts doing everything and anything to continue to protect their overcharging of population by Billions and Trillions of Dollars !!!
THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT !PLAYING THE HEALTH CARE GAME...
We have all watched in amazement as the defaced... more
Voight asks, "Is President Obama creating a civil war?"
Actor Jon Voight is on his way to Cincinnati, and Atlanta, in order to participate in Fox News host Sean Hannity's latest "Freedom Concerts." But first, he paused long enough to share some extra nuttiness with the Washington Times.
"There's a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?" Voight said in an interview with the paper.
We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true ...
Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book "Rules for Radicals," by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods.
The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don't want a government-run health care plan forced upon them. So I ask again: Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?Voight asks, "Is President Obama creating a civil war?"
Actor Jon Voight... more
Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican of California has sent a letter to White House Counsel Gregory B. Craig, asking for more information into their effort to collect information about the opponents of Obama's health care reform by gathering what they were saying or writing.
It brings to mind the image of the "enemies list" that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican of California has sent a letter to White House Counsel... more
Italy's opposition staged a giant rally in Rome Saturday, claiming 2.5 million people had taken to the streets to protest against tycoon Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing government.
In a demonstration organised by Walter Veltroni's centre-left Democratic party (PD), left-wing activists marched to the Circus Maximus under a sea of red and green opposition flags proclaiming that "another Italy is possible."
Veltroni, whose PD is riding low in the polls after its defeat to Berlusconi's new conservative People of Freedom (PDL) in May, called the protest the biggest in recent years.
"From what I can see and from the information I am receiving, this is the biggest protest organised by a party in a number of years," said Veltroni at the rally.Italy's opposition staged a giant rally in Rome Saturday, claiming 2.5 million... more
Teenager makes Austrian far right politician claim "I drank with Jorg Haider in gay bar before car crash!"
An 18-year-old man has claimed he was drinking with Jorg Haider in a gay bar just hours before the Austrian far right politician died in a car crash.
A farewell for Carinthia's head of government. About 25,000 people came to Klagenfurt for Jorg Haider's funeral.
Daniel N. said that he chatted with Haider, Governer of Corinthia and leader of the Alliance for the Future of Austria (AFA) party, in the Stadkrämer bar on the night of the high-speed crash that claimed his life - after which it has been reported that the politician was well over the legal drink driving limit. BILD tracked down the young man in the 'Absolut-bar', another gay venue in Klagenfurt.
Daniel recalled: “Haider was talking to a man at the bar in Stadtkrämer whom I didn’t know. They were drinking Vodka and Averna [a type of Amaro liqueur].” Then Haider allegedly turned his attention to Daniel N. “He immediately asked me how I was and invited me to share a drink with him. I ordered a vodka, but turned down a further drink because I had already had enough. Then I left,” Daniel added.
Haider remained in Städtkrämer and supposedly finished off a bottle of vodka with an unknown man.
These rumours were not mentioned at Haider's funeral service, which took place on Saturday in Klagenfurt. Austria’s chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer used conciliatory words to describe his political opponent, stating that Haider earned “respect and recognition across the borders of politics”. Teenager makes Austrian far right politician claim "I drank with Jorg Haider... more
Obama’s highly surprising and unlikely popularity (albeit moderate popularity) is born out of a frustration with the “big tent” GOP forged in the days of Ronald Reagan, and many on the right are casting a skeptical eye toward McCain. And now, with Obama making a strong push to connect with social conservatives, McCain is feeling the heat. Obama’s highly surprising and unlikely popularity (albeit moderate popularity)... more
This came from a USNA alumnus. It'll be interesting to see how the media handle this...they must be desperate if this is what they have to resort to...This came from a USNA alumnus. It'll be interesting to see how the media handle... more
Dutch protesters object to this month's internet release of the controversial 15-minute short film, directed by Geert Wilders, a right-wing politician who describes Islamic ideology as "the enemy of freedom".
The BBC Reports:
Some protesters in central Amsterdam carried signs that said "Stop the witch hunt against Muslims".
"We can no longer remain silent. There is a climate of hate and fear in the Netherlands," said Rene Danen, a spokesman from anti-racism organisation Nederland Bekent Kleur (The Netherlands Shows its Colours), which organised the protest.
The film has already been condemned by several Muslim countries, including Iran and Pakistan.
Dutch protesters object to this month's internet release of the controversial... more
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