JamesJoyce commented on the blog post The CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee & the Culture of Impunity for Torture
CIA is fascist.
How long did it take Albert to come to America after blowing whistle on Nazis?
“All 1% doctrine except for climate change, food safety, levees, nuclear waste, and on and on and on.”
Slaveowners espoused a 1% doctrine also to protect monopoly on human energy!
Looks like CIA / USCo. has turned everything on its head to protect corporate sponsors looking to protect corporate monopoly, not the republic.
The fear of Radical Republican’s a “Slavocracy,” representing a threat to American Republicanism was realized when Fort Sumter was attacked in an attempt to protect slavery, a monopoly on energy.
Corporatocracy turned fascist is a “threat” to this republic and American Republicanism as were slaveowners. Common denominator! “Energy Monopoly!”
CIA is a “threat” from within.
“…akin to a subverting influence in the affairs of peoples.”
President H.S. Truman
Yes, now a subverting influence in the affairs of the American People!
How prophetic Harry!
CIA is a fascist entity. DiFi might have finally pulled her head out of the sand like the ostrich? As for King and Rogers, follow the money.
Corporate Fascism is here folks. A clear and present danger to “American Republicanism,” as were the slaveowners who initiated civil, a direct assault on the republic, to protect energy monopoly enjoyed by another 1%.
The CIA ia de facto threat to “Republicanism!”
Where are the Radical Republicans today?
To busy spying on Americans, including COngress and going after Snowden, to cover their asses.
Never mind what Harry intended. “To gather intelligence in its raw and natural state, to aide a President.” Look like CIA has failed miserably and should no longer be operational but terminated and replaced.
“They aren’t, because oil and natural gas prices have increased, and Russia doesn’t get paid for hydrocarbons in rubles. In fact, the crisis will probably make Russia money.”
So competing global oligarchs will continue to drive the price of energy up and make money worldwide? Looks like a win for energy “Oligarchs” and a loss people, as usual!
So when does oil hit “$180.00″ per barrel and then, health insurance premiums and the cost of living decrease here in America?
Look like we will need another WW to take America out of depression, if there are people or is anything left to rebuild, this time around….
“There is no ‘good’ side here and differing groups have legitimate beefs as well as having done wrongs.”
Correct! Crises present opportunity to make money. American Shale gas to Europe.
Central Europeans want U.S. gas to cut dependence on Russia
In a statement, Boehner supported the call.
“I hope President (Barack) Obama will heed this call from our allies to use his ‘pen and phone’ to direct the Secretary of Energy to immediately approve pending natural gas export requests and do everything possible to use American energy to reduce the dependency on Russia for our friends in Europe and around the globe,” he said.
How about America’s dependency issue and the negative effects on our standard of living, the result of dependency, Bonehead???
Nothing up my sleeve! Now watch me pull a “rabbit” out of my hat?
Definate sarcasm here.
Hey a little interruption in energy flow through the Ukraine presents opportunity for America’s Corporate Shale Gas interests to make inroads into Europe just as tar sands oil will go to China, holding the note!
Senator Byrd’s warning to Congress just prior to America’s pre-emptive invasion and occupation of Iraq, stings like multiple killer bee stings on the buttocks…
Oppression is oppression…..
“Nuremberg Laws,” oppressed Jews in a one time republic. Everyone is getting “Nuremberged,” as all sort of rights once protected and respected are being gutted under the color of law….
The Invasion of Poland by Nazis based on fraud was War Crime?
The Invasion of Iraq by US based on fraud is not a War Crime?
The Invasion of Crimea, based on fraud is not illegal. (Russia)
The Invasion of Crimea, based on fraud is illegal. (USA and Ukraine)
“It does not compute Will Robinson!” These folks are lost in space….
- Chris Hedges: “Welcome to Satan’s Ball“; On Russia and the West
The Western political and financial elites, Putin knows, will not touch him. He and they are in the same decadent oligarchic class. They hold the same values.
Europe depends on Russia for 40 percent of its natural gas, most of which passes through Ukraine. European bankers and corporations have no intention of jeopardizing that flow, or any current or potential trade deals.
Corporate profit is the driving engine of foreign policy. Our elites do not care about human rights or civil liberties, not to mention the illegality of pre-emptive war, any more than Putin. Ask the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia how much moral authority the United States has to denounce the violation of the territorial integrity of a sovereign state. Ask those in our black sites and offshore penal colonies how much moral authority we have to denounce arbitrary detention and torture.
Ask the 1.3 million people who lost their extended unemployment benefits in December or those who saw food stamp cutbacks reduce their spending by $90 a month how much moral authority there is left in our corporate state.
Our elites have established the most efficient system of mass surveillance in history. They have abolished most of our civil liberties. They have trashed our economy for their own personal gain. They have looted state treasuries and thrown working men and women aside. Satan is again holding a great ball. You are not invited. I am not invited. Only the gangsters will be there. Putin will be an honored guest. So will Obama.
Corporatocracy /ˌkɔrpərəˈtɒkrəsi/, is a term used as an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests.
JamesJoyce commented on the blog post In Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance, Coalition Moves to Prevent Destruction of Evidence
Why should Americans have any faith in “Separation of Powers,” at this point?
I’m sure the shredders are working overtime to destroy the very evidence required to prove assertions of complete constitutional evisceration.
WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency’s attempt to keep secret the details of a defunct detention and interrogation program has escalated a battle between the agency and members of Congress and led to an investigation by the C.I.A.’s internal watchdog into the conduct of agency employees.
The agency’s inspector general began the inquiry partly as a response to complaints from members of Congress that C.I.A. employees were improperly monitoring the work of staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to government officials with knowledge of the investigation.
The committee has spent several years working on a voluminous report about the detention and interrogation program, and according to one official interviewed in recent days, C.I.A. officers went as far as gaining access to computer networks used by the committee to carry out its investigation.
JamesJoyce commented on the blog post Nothing like first-hand experience to affect one’s perception
In Japan 80% favor scrapping nuke plants. I wonder if the 80 percent would also agree, nuclear reactions, like the “Sun” belong in the “vacuum of space” rather than within the protective envelope of life, we call Earth, which protects “life” from the deadly effects of radiation?
I wonder if Fox as well as all the other comprised Media outlets which take in considerable advertising revenue from myriad of corporate interests realize they are nothing but collective “pimps,” enabling propaganda, short on facts? A “Corptocracy,” where the lines between fact and fiction become so blurred a society is essentially conditioned by men and women in little black boxes and small hand held devices.
Corporatocracy /ˌkɔrpərəˈtɒkrəsi/, is a term used as an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests.
There is your 1/5 controlling the other 4/5, over energy.
Like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_Power
The Slave Power (often called the “Slaveocracy”) refers to the antislavery argument in the U.S. in the 1840s and 1850s alleging a disproportionate and unfair political power held by slave owners in the national government. The argument was that this small group of rich slave owners had seized political control of their own states and were trying to take over the national government in an illegitimate fashion in order to expand and protect slavery. The argument was widely used by the Republican Party that formed in 1854-55 to oppose the expansion of slavery.
The main issue expressed by the phrase was distrust of the power of slave-owning oligarchs. Such distrust was shared by many who were not abolitionists; those who were motivated more by a possible threat to the political balance or the impossibility of competing with unwaged slave labor, than by concern over the treatment of slaves. Those who differed on many other issues (such as hating blacks or liking them, denouncing slavery as a sin or promising to guarantee its protection in the Deep South) could unite to attack the “slaveocracy.” The “Free Soil” element emphasized that rich slave owners would move into new territory, use their cash to buy up all the good lands, then use their slaves to work the lands, leaving little opportunity room for free farmers. By 1854 the Free Soil Party had largely merged into the new Republican party
One common denominator here! “Energy,” Replace certain terms with TEPCO
For the first time, scientists have detected radioactivity in fish that have migrated into California waters from the ocean off Japan, where radiation contaminated the sea after explosions tore through the Fukushima nuclear reactors last year.
Radioactive cesium was detected in samples of highly prized Pacific bluefin tuna, but it is well below levels considered unsafe for humans, the scientists say.
The evidence is “unequivocal” that the tuna–caught off San Diego a year ago–were contaminated with radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster, the researchers said.
Virtually all bluefin tuna on the market in the United States is either farmed or caught far from the Fukushima area, so American consumers should not be affected by radiation contamination in their fish, seafood distributors say. The migratory bluefin studied by the researchers were all caught by sport fishermen and were not headed for the market.
The finding was wholly unexpected, Madigan said. It came about when he was researching the migratory patterns of bluefin tuna as part of a broader study of Pacific fish migration.
Madigan had collected samples of muscle tissue from 15 2-year-old tuna given to him by San Diego fishermen in August, and when tests detected radioactivity in one sample he sent all 15 samples to Fisher in Long Island, he said.
The young tuna, averaging about 13 pounds apiece, were found to be contaminated with two radioactive forms of the element cesium. Isotopes called cesium-134 and cesium-137 do not exist in nature but are produced only in nuclear explosions such as the weapons tests of the Cold War era.
Before the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, low levels of the radioactive cesium-137 , which decays to harmlessness only over thousands of years, had been measured in Japanese waters, while the shorter-lived cesium-134 was undetectable, the scientists said. That difference, they said, was crucial in concluding that the radioactive contamination was linked to the Fukushima disaster.
Is it much worse than the 4/5ths of Japan’s population adversely effected by this disaster as the radioactivity gets into food chain?
We should all send via 5 day snail mail, frozen tuna loins to MSM Outlets. Nothing like the stench of decomposing “tuna” to “stink these joints out!”
Americans need to fight this de facto corpo-government fascism with every fiber. The E-Stapo is a clear and present danger to Republicanism surly as slavocracy was a threat and “corporate fascism” is a threat to the republic.
Savak did not give a rat’s ass about democracy in Iran. It has alway been about protecting oil interests just as a one time house divide was all about protecting another 1% monopoly on energy! Humans….
America had better wake up, turn off their TV’s and hand held devices and actually think?
JamesJoyce commented on the blog post Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House
The head’s and tail’s of the same coin.
“This is what common core does to your brain in public schools.”
Do public schools today instill fear of darker skinned humans? I don’t see it. Seems the students today are smarter and more empathetic than back in the days of forced integration.
Complex issues can have simple common denominators, which don’t require many brain cells to understand. Racism is a “symptom” of dysfunctional rationalization, to perpetuate onetime acceptable behavior for economic reasons. Slavery for example. An institution which sought to protected the right of one man to own another man or woman for purposes of labor for which there was no compensation for slave’s energy expended, for economic benefit of property owner on a state by state basis? Then came Dred Scott…..
When I buy property, say $100.00 dollars worth of “potential energy,” contained in a commodity called gasoline, from Exxon Mobile and use only $20.00 dollars worth, wasting $80.00 out my car’s tailpipe, I’m certainly in a disadvantageous position economically concerning, “energy,” like a slave and his energy. Seems rather exploitive, probably the consequence of monopoly on energy, potential or human?
Occam’s Razor still applies…
We are no longer taught critical reasoning skills. We are molded by the “corporate borg.”
This suggests something peculiar to our societies.
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