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The Magic Map says 43 States Want Pot Reform; but the Clock says Just 4 Days Left to Repeal Prohibition with President Jill Stein

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The Magic Map says 43 States Want Pot Reform; but the Clock says Just 4 Days Left to Repeal Prohibition with President Jill Stein — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

This story really has some teeth. It should grow some legs. This is an emergency! Lots of lemmings are galloping over the edge of the pier, into the cold sea, but some of us are turning Left instead of falling off, because there is a real alternative. http://www.jillstein.org/funding

As the 1932 US Presidential Election was a referendum on Legalizing Ethanol, the 2012 US Presidential Election will be a referendum on Legalizing Cannabis. We are that close now. Only seven states are not considering Legalizing this year – the other 43 and the District of Columbia are. (Did I say Colombia?!) (Never mind, I guess you’d have to be nearly as old as me to get that joke.)

When the US repealed Alcohol Prohibition in 1933, the voters didn’t have to wait to have a drink until the legislators in their state got around to Legalizing their drug of choice, Ethanol. Most of you know that it was Legalized by a Constitutional Amendment, which repealed another Constitutional Amendment. You may not realize that that repeal process, a series of Article V Constitutional Conventions, took only nine months from the first state (Massachusetts) until the 37th state (Utah) passed the Amendment, making it the law of the land. But still the people didn’t have to wait out that process. Because they had already forced the hand of the politicians. The people had spoken. On the Prohibition issue anyway, the people had taken over!

Prohibition of Ethanol terribly damaged our national and world economy and ecology. It corrupted diplomats, spies, businessmen, politicians, and police. Sound familiar? The Democrats and Republicans were both far-Right-wing Parties at that time. Both tried to keep Prohibition and its high-paying crime and corruption going strong. The Republicans were the Party of Big Business, and the Democrats were the Party of the Ku Klux Klan. Just nine years earlier, in 1924, the largest Klan Rally in history took place, at the Democratic National Convention. Then, five years later, the stock market crashed. Then, the people finally said “No” to the duopoly legacy Parties.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt bucked his own Democratic Party on Prohibition. He announced that he would be having a drink as soon as the law was repealed. But he didn’t have to wait that long. And neither did the voters. In fact, for the Prohibition Repeal of 1933, the celebrants didn’t even have to wait until 1933. Ethanol was de facto Legalized the very next day after the 1932 Presidential Election: The people had spoken: The people elected Roosevelt: The people started legally selling and using their drug of choice, right away, as much as they wanted. We can do the same. Support Jill Stein.

Massachusetts attorney Richard Evans has been instrumental in the Marijuana law reform movement here in Massachusetts. He has prepared a series of historical lectures and presentations on the two Prohibitions, teaching how they are alike, teaching how the first one was repealed, teaching how this one can be repealed. Here are links to historical teaching material on Prohibition from Dick Evans. Check them out when you get a chance. http://mamamojournal.blogspot.com/2011/02/notes-from-dick-evans-presentation.html

http://cantaxreg.com/the-story-of-repeal/

http://www.druglibrary.org/think/~jnr/endprohb.htm

http://cantaxreg.com/prohibition-redux/

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein stands ready to bring the United States into the 21st Century on environment, economy, energy, Human Rights, and peace. You don’t have to choose somebody from the corrupt far-Right criminal Parties. You can be a part of a true revolution! Jill Stein needs your help to gain enough money in donations in just over three days to win over to her campaign coffers more than one hundred thousand dollars in matching funds. That influx of cash will boost visibility and viability of Stein and the Green Party. On environment, economy, energy, Human Rights, and peace, the two big Parties seem either evil or superstitious – but most Americans assume that the reason nearly all elected Republicans and Democrats act that way is that they take bribes from the 1%. Recent polls decrying the lack of choice in the 2012 Presidential Election indicate that both Republicrat candidates are no damn good. In any case, the Democratic Republican Obromneys can’t be viable, because they’re not sustainable!

Now we’re in a Green Revolution, and we can win it. We will win it, if our species is to survive. Al Gore was just in Washington again this week, asking them to be reasonable. They’re not. They’re instead being dishonest, and acting superstitious. President Obama this week snubbed another climate conference, this one’s in Rio de Janeiro. I just saw Canadian scientist David Suzuki speaking from there on Democracy Now! He said we’re doomed because of that snubbing by US politicians. He said that because of these environmental Atrocities, humans may have only a 50% chance of surviving the 21st Century. Ignoring climate change is a real crime.

As I asserted in my previous article on the subject, scientists at Lund University in Sweden have proven my friend Jack Herer’s hypothesis that growing Cannabis Hemp on 6% of US arable land can produce enough clean energy to power our entire economy, replacing all current usage of Nuclear power, Oil, gasoline, diesel, natural gas, and propane; without causing any Global Warming! Cannabis fuels do not add CO2 to our atmosphere, because the only Carbon in biofuels is that which was recently absorbed out of the air: Hempen biofuels are Carbon neutral. If we begin growing Hemp today on 6% of our arable land, the US could be energy independent by 45 days from now, never needing Fracking, pipelines, Coal mining, offshore drilling, or onshore drilling. Those dirty Fossil Fuels should keep their Oily fangs out of our funky shores! Check out these Jack Herer links about Hemp and Clean Energy, when you get the chance. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/06/24/marijuana-voters-join-jill-stein-now-green-revolution-economic-conversion-this-week-only/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/11/11/breakthrough-swedish-hemp-energy-study-corroborates-hemp-emperor-herer/

http://mamamojournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/hemp-energy-farming-breakthrough-study.html

http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/

But, hey, we’re out of time. The bought-off major media keep telling people that they must choose the far-Right, anti-science, anti-Human-Rights, war monger Obama; or they must choose Romney, who claims to be worse than Obama. American democracy has never been in so much trouble. Think about it as if you were a foreign election observer, observing a foreign election: One set of campaign donors first funded George W. Bush, then funded Barack Obama, and are now funding Mitt Romney. At the same time, every televised news source (except Fox) constant tells Americans (in subtle and not so subtle ways) that they must vote for Obama, or they are doomed. Even Democracy Now! doesn’t mention Green Party Presidential candidates. Both Jill Stein and 2008 Green Vice Presidential nominee Rosa Clemente pointed it out to me: Democracy Now! doesn’t seriously cover the Greens in Presidential Elections. Google it. (They spoke to Roseanne Barr, as a novelty, once).

Jill Stein has just over 3 more days left to qualify for matching funds for her campaign. She is very close. If she gets it, she will be the first Green Presidential candidate to do so, quite an accomplishment in itself. If she makes it, the campaign garners more than one hundred thousand dollars in matching funds, to help get the word out. If she gets it, we might get legal Marijuana this November. Of course, the Obromney Republicrats have a lot more money than Jill Stein will get. But everybody knows that they are loudmouthed liars. Jill Stein is not a TV star. Jill Stein’s voice is not loud, but she speaks the truth. She is principled. Has any other candidate told you about the Slavery, Genocide, Torture, and repression our Government is carrying out in Bahrain? Of course not. They wouldn’t dare! http://www.jillstein.org/funding

How could the Holocaust happen? Politicians were unprincipled. Voters didn’t care much, didn’t want to think about it. A lot more is at stake than just Marijuana. But Marijuana voters hold the key. Many people, like my friend Dick Evans, say it should be [or at least that it will be] taxed and regulated “like alcohol.” But Boston activist attorney Steve Epstein, also very important in the Marijuana movement here, says they should take it a step further, and make it “Legal like tomatoes.” Steve is right. Legalize it first. If we elect Jill Stein President on November 6, 2012, we can start legally growing it, smoking it, and trading it right away, when the results are announced, that night; because the people will have spoken!

Jill Stein needs to collect at least $5,000 in donations from each of at least 20 states in order to get the matching funds. She has already made it in eleven states. She needs just nine more. Call your friends in different states who care about these issues. The first $250 of any donation counts toward securing the matching funds for the campaign. Of course, she needs donations in any amount and from any state. But this map or the Jill Stein funding link will help you think of who to call, by showing you which states are within reach of the $5,000. We need nine. If you know anybody in those states who cares about Marijuana and Hemp issues, or who cares about peace and justice, for that matter, or who cares about energy and the environment and the economy, please, if you know people there who care, call them or email them. Send them this link. Broadcast this all over the internet as fast as you can, because we need to get this done, now!

Accept no (l)imitations. Dr. Jill Stein, MD. Give Now! After Jill Stein is elected, we’ll be powering our cars and power plants on Green Energy. And to celebrate, I’ll take a toke from that same plant – the Hemp plant – the same plant that those clean fuels are made from, and when I do, I’ll feel the Green Energy. Join the Green Party. It’s time for Economic Conversion! Join the Green Revolution. Click on the Jill Stein funding link, get out your digital wallet, and send her some Green Energy. Do it now. Please. Future generations are depending on you. http://www.jillstein.org/funding

 

How to Read this Map

A. Get so stoned that it looks like a map. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are situated approximately where they should be. Find your state on the map. Compare it to other states.

B. The caption for each state shows how close Dr. Stein is to securing $5,000 in donations from that state, and it shows the Marijuana legal situation in the state.

Line 1: Two-letter state abbreviation, followed in parentheses by the number of donors needed to put that state over the top, assuming that each donor gives the maximum of $250.

Line 2: Tells if donation collection in each state is: Below 25% of the $5,000 needed [<1/4]; around a quarter of the way there, as estimated by the campaign [quart]; around halfway there [half]; more than three-quarters there [>3/4]; or already over $5,000 [done].

Line 3: Tells if state has Medical Marijuana [mmj]; if the state’s Medi-Juana is crucial to our national economy [mmj(!)]; and if the state had/has a Marijuana Proposition this year [prop].

Line 4: Tells if Marijuana is on the ballot in the state this year [ballot]; if outlaw Marijuana Smokeasies currently operate in the state [smokeasy]; if state citizens frequently use Civil Disobedience pot smoking to intimidate police [CD]; if the state has a strong Industrial Hemp movement [hemp]; if the state has Willie Nelson helping out its (Industrial) Hemp movement [Willie]; and if the state has a hidden loophole through which Marijuana is already more legal than it is in other states [loophole]. (The Line 4 stuff may spill over into other Lines. That’s just it goes when you get to Line 4.)

Loopholes: (1) In Florida, prescription Marijuana is already legal. Very few people get it. Elvy Musikka, a good friend of mine who has severe Glaucoma, is one of the few patients in this country getting it prescribed. Unfortunately, it is the worst pot you can imagine: The males and females aren’t separated; it’s harvested by lawnmower; if she gets a bud, it’s by accident; it’s warehoused for years so that by the time she gets it, she has to re-humidify it or it won’t even smoke. (2) In Ohio, if you possess less than 100 grams, you cannot even be ticketed. Nearly everyone in Ohio has under 100 grams. (3) Here in Massachusetts, if caught with Marijuana, the culprit doesn’t have to give the police his or her real name, and doesn’t have to pay the fine. Another Massachusetts Loophole: If the person caught with Marijuana is using it medicinally for Asthma, AIDS, or Cancer, then the charges must be dropped. (4) Alaska’s Supreme Court ruled Marijuana legal there. (~5) Wisconsin’s Constitution provides that possession of Marijuana on private property is not a crime unless and until someone files a complaint. (Wisconsin is not marked as a full Loophole on the map.)

 

AK(20)

*<1/4*

*mmj*

loophole

 

*****     WA(0) MT(20) ND(20) MN(0) WI(0) MI(1.6) ******  MA(0) VT(20) NH(20) ME(15)

*****     *done* *<1/4* *<1/4* *done* *done* *>3/4* ****    *done* *<1/4* *<1/4* *quart*

*****     *mmj* *mmj* ooooo oooo *prop* *mmj* ********   loophole *prop* *mmj* *mmj*

*****     *ballot* ooooo *ballot* oooo *hemp* *ballot* ****    *ballot* ooooo *CD* *hemp*

 

*****       OR(1.2) ID(20) WY(20) SD(20)   IL(0) IN(16) OH(6) NY(0) CT (10) RI(20)

*****      *>3/4* *<1/4* *<1/4* *<1/4* *done* *quart* *>3/4* *done* *half* *half*

*****     *mmj* *prop* oooo ***** oooo *prop* *prop* *prop* *prop* *mmj* *mmj*

*****     *ballot* oooo oooo *hemp* *ballot* oooo *ballot* smokeasy oooo oooo

 

*******  NV(20) UT(20) CO (5) NE(20) IO(20) WV(20) VA(5) DC(12) PA(0) DE(20) NJ(0)

*******  *<1/4* *<1/4* *>3/4* *<1/4* *<1/4* *<1/4* *>3/4* *half* *done* *<1/4* *done*

*******  *mmj* oooo *mmj(!)* oooo *mmj* *prop* oooo *mmj* *prop* *mmj* *mmj*

*******  *prop* oooo *ballot* oooo *prop* oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo

 

CA(0) oooo    KS(20) MO(14) OK(20) AR(20) TN(15) KY(20) NC(7) MD(0)

*done* oooo    *<1/4* *quart* *<1/4* *<1/4* *quart* *<1/4* *>3/4* *done*

*mmj(!)* oooo  *prop* *prop* *prop* *prop* *prop* *prop* *prop* *prop*

*ballot* oooo     oooo oooo oooo *ballot* oooo *hemp* oooo oooo

 

*****   AZ(11) NM(2.5) TX(0) LA(20) MS(20) AL(20) SC(16) GA(17)

*****   *half* *>3/4* *done* *<1/4* *<1/4* *<1/4* *quart* *quart*

*****   *mmj* *mmj* oooo oooo *prop* *prop* *prop* oooo

*****    oooo oooo *Willie* oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo

 

HI(20) oooo       oooo         oooo      oooo        FL(9)

*<1/4* oooo       oooo         oooo      oooo         *half*

*mmj* oooo     oooo         oooo       oooo        *prop*

oooo oooo    oooo         oooo       oooo    loophole

 

The only seven states not trying to Legalize Marijuana this year are Georgia, Louisiana, Utah, Nebraska, Virginia, Minnesota, and Wyoming. Even so, in all seven of them, Marijuana is by far the biggest cash crop.

http://www.jillstein.org/funding

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Jill Stein is the best candidate in the Presidential race on Marijuana. It’s time to stop beating around the bush and end Prohibition now. Legalize it. Under present law, before it can be prescribed or used legally, the President or the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) must order it removed from the Schedule 1 illegal drugs list, which purports that the drug has no medical use. Marijuana is on Schedule 1, even though its documented use as a medicine goes back thousands of years. Dr. Jill Stein, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician, and teaches medicine. She is an expert on the environmental impact of pollutants on people.

In ten states, citizens will be voting on Marijuana questions this year. Other states came close to getting such measures on their respective ballots – came close, but no cigar. Certainly in all those states, there are people who would enormously benefit from Jill Stein’s increased exposure in the campaign, should she get the matching funds. For instance, Marijuana is on the ballot in Oregon, and Jill Stein only needs two more donors to put Oregon over the $5,000 mark. Now, listen, both of you, I want you to forgo that next ounce, and give that $250 to Jill right now. Do it. If you’re in other states, give anyway. You can check the map to see if your state is voting on pot, and what the Marijuana movement is like in neighboring states.

Eighteen states (including the District of Columbia) have Medical Marijuana according to law now, but the Federal Government under President Obama has been ruthless in cracking down on these law-abiding citizens. If you’re in Colorado, a state with a successful Medical Marijuana program, and an upcoming Marijuana Election, you probably want the Federal Government out of your hair, whether you’re a patient or a provider. Jill just needs six donors to put her over the top in Colorado. It could be you.

Twenty-one states have or had Marijuana Propositions in motion in 2012. Missouri, for example, has Marijuana activity this year. It only takes fifteen of you in Missouri to put Jill Stein over the top. The Green Party is all over the world. The established media will not report on this. We are the media now. It is time for the United States to join the Green Revolution. Let’s stop letting our country act superstitiously!

by normanb

Florida: What it was like being Tortured in the United States 31 years ago Today

7:32 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

Florida: What it was like being Tortured in the United States 31 years ago Today– by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Let’s have a big laugh about Torture. Torture can be fun, funny. I haven’t publicly addressed this nearly enough, and for good reason. But now, let’s all laugh it up at my Torture. Because laughing is more constructive than crying, more positive. I do sometimes deal with my own Torture in my act:

 

 

Some people think of June 6 as D-Day, the day in 1944 that US and Allied forces invaded Normandy, France, from England, leading to the defeat of Germany in World War II. The anniversary holds a different significance for me. It was the day in 1981 that US and hostile forces invaded NormanB in Florida.

That’s the day I was Tortured, nearly to death, by public employees (cops and a doctor) in Florida, USA. They accused me of drug crimes that they couldn’t prove. They broke my back. They hemorrhaged my eyeballs. They permanently paralyzed part of my right hand. (I am right-handed, and a writer.)

What they did to me fits the Webster definition for Torture: Intentionally inflicting harm or damage, or the fear thereof, in attempt to obtain evidence or confession. I think it also fits the definition of Kidnapping.

Cops committed the crimes, but guess who got arrested? I was ultimately charged with three violent felonies against them!

Their actual story, as read in court from their depositions, was that when they approached me with their guns drawn: I attacked them; none of them touched me; and then I broke my own back. (I may have lost consciousness during part of the Torture, but I know that’s not what happened!)

So, I need to tell what happened, and how it came about. But I don’t want to tell anybody; I need to. I don’t want to think about it. I want to forget about it. I want it not to have happened. Broken back. I was planning to use that vertebra.

The Torture lasted for hours, at three different locations. They thought I was dead a couple of times. And I sure thought I was dead. I thought they were just going to bury me out back. I’m pretty sure they would have done that if I hadn’t gotten word out that I’d been disappeared.

When they realized that I was paralyzed from the waist down, they tried to make me walk, by having two trustees drag me around the jail while a police lady moved my feet. Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

The beating was ostensibly just spontaneous mayhem, just a stupid poorly trained policeman almost Murdering a county citizen whom he was being paid to protect.

Though the investigation certainly did relate to it, the violence may have had nothing to do with the death threat I received a few months earlier from a DEA agent – the threat that he would kill me if I exposed pertinent details of a CIA Cocaine smuggling operation. I never did reveal those details, but it looks like he sicked the dogs on me anyway. And I don’t mean dogs.

In order to set me up, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department used Confidential Informant Jack Windisch. Though too old to be a student, Jack used to hang around my high school to sell hard drugs (Cocaine, Dilaudid [pharmaceutical Heroin two-and-a-half times as strong as the real thing], and other pharmacy products, as well as their bootlegged knockoffs). By the time Jack was assigned to entrap me, he was already angry at me for making him pay after he had tried to rip me off, and he was charged with cigarette smuggling.

Western Pasco County is a small smuggling community on Florida’s West Coast (the very next county North of the counties of Tampa and St. Pete – “Tampa Bay”). In my time, there were only two industries in West Pasco: Drug dealing and jailing. Many people were involved in both: The then-current Sheriff and the previous one both lived at the same private airport, where residents have airplane hangars next to their garages. Went on for decades.

Yes, even now every day police chase drug users and sellers while ignoring the actual crimes going on all around them. A bunch of ignorant cowards, afraid of real criminals, brutalizing school kids.

June 6, 1981, Jack Windisch phoned me, looking for some coke. I told him I had none. Right away somebody else called me, offering some. Perhaps a little too naive, I didn’t smell a rat yet. I got together with Jack. He shot up most of the coke and poured in a bunch of cut. We went to a Sambo’s restaurant parking lot where I wasn’t supposed to meet anybody.

I was still sitting in the driver’s seat when Jack brought a plainclothesman to the passenger door. The undercover detective said that a small plastic packet in my hand looked good. I knew that wasn’t good. If a bag that he thinks is Cocaine looks good to him in the dark from four or five feet away, then he’s a cop. Conventional drug-world wisdom and judicial precedent tell us what’s done next. I dropped the packet into a hard-box cigarette pack with no cigarettes in it. I crumbled the hard-box. He pulled out his gun and pointed it at me. “Pasco County Sheriff’s Department!”

I put the hard-box in my mouth. Now, I know first-hand why Alexander the Great made his soldiers shave for battle: The first thing that detective did was grab my beard and try to pull my mouth open. But I knew from Anatomy and Physiology class (I had studied Pharmacy in college) that the human jaw can clamp down tight with force that applies 20,000 pounds of pressure per square inch of tooth surface area: Anyone can hold your mouth closed; but nobody can hold your mouth open. However, it was a big package, and he stopped me swallowing it by choking me.

Suddenly, out of nowhere [or perhaps out of cars in the parking lot] uniformed Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputies were running at me. The first one at my driver’s door was a 300-pound behemoth, the monster who did most of the damage. “Spit it out or I’ll blow your brains out!” he yelled as he pointed his gun at my head. I just said “Uuuuhhhhhhhhh!!!” [I was being choked.] He’d said he was willing to kill me for Possession. But I still knew about the 20,000 pounds psi.

The second cop started choking me lower on my neck than the first one. They both choked me and yanked my beard and hair and tried to force their hands into my mouth. The lying detective said that I had bitten his finger. If I had done that, his finger would have gone to the same place that hard-box went.

With both of them choking me, I stopped breathing. I thought I was about to pass out. Finally the first one let go of my neck, and I swallowed the hard-box. The big uniformed cop (weighing more than twice as much as me) yanked me out of the car by my neck, and hammered my head into the pavement of Sambo’s parking lot, over and over and over again, screaming “Spit it out! Spit it out!”

With my body between his legs, he stood cussing at me, calling me names, and dashing my bloodied head to the concrete. He stomped his jackboot onto my right hand twice, severing part of the radial nerve, permanently paralyzing part of my right thumb and ring finger. He kept his boot on my hand, his full weight. A second cop grabbed my other hand. A third one grabbed my feet. The hammering continued.

As my eyeballs hemorrhaged, I could see nothing but rapidly changing bright colors. Red! Green! Blue! Orange! White! Purple! Black! Flame! Red! Blue!…

I felt like I was flying upward in a spiral, through the flashing changing colors, flying faster and faster and faster! He hammered my head again and again. I knew I was dying. Shortly after the Torture started, I may have gasped the word “Pig!” between hammerings to the concrete; but now, dying, I didn’t want my last words to be words of hate, so I said “Jesus loves you.” Then he smashed my head a bunch more times.

They threw me into the back of a pig car and laughed about me not breathing. Two of them sat in the front seat of the car and started filling out reports.

Here is perhaps the place to flash forward to talk about my injuries. I already told you about the hand. Hemorrhaged eyeballs are not bloodshot. I don’t know what my eyes looked like the night of the Torture, because the police didn’t allow a mugshot. That would have been evidence against them. I know what my hemorrhaged eyes looked like in the mirror a month later: They were still not bloodshot: They were solid red, fire-engine red, as red as that bright red icon on your computer screen. Not bloodshot.

I don’t know exactly how or exactly when they fractured my vertebra. Maybe they hit me with their clubs. That could do it. They broke off one of the processes [bony protrusions] from a vertebra in the upper part of my back. Now, all these years later, it remains lodged between my heart and my lung, a living “bone island.” And what about mental damage? Well,… I tried to publish this article on June 6. …It’s not that anymore. Man, this is hard.

When I began to move, the cop in the driver’s seat exclaimed “He’s not dead!” The detective answered “He’s alright. Take him to West Pasco [Hospital] to get his stomach pumped!” They rushed me to the county Hospital, not to treat my extremely severe injuries, but to continue Torturing me, to try to [unconstitutionally] gain more evidence.

In the ER I met the evil Dr. Charles Prespare, MD, who is still practicing medicine in Spring Hill, Florida. I told him he should be treating my head injuries – I didn’t yet know that my back was broken, but I knew I was hurt, abrasions and blood and bruises all over my face and my head and my body.

I told him to treat my injuries, but the Fascists told him to pump my stomach. He got out an emergency medical text and read aloud that it takes 1.2 grams of snorted Cocaine for a fatal overdose.

I told the doctor I needed to speak with him privately. He pulled a curtain between me and the cops. That actually didn’t provide any privacy for our conversation, since the detective who started the beating was right there on the other side of the curtain and could hear every word. I told Dr. Prespare about Jack cutting the coke in half, and that it was nowhere near pure even before he stepped on it. So, I hadn’t taken anything like a whole gram, and anyway the 1.2 gram fatality was based on snorting, not eating it. (The reason people snort coke is that it doesn’t get you high eating it, because the metabolism is too slow to produce a high, much less an overdose.)

I told Dr. Prespare this was no O.D. and that he should be treating my injuries instead of further Torturing me. He threw the curtain back and said “Pump his stomach!” Then I demanded “What’s your name, doctor?!” He quipped “Dr. Wasserman!” ridiculing his patient, while drawing uproarious laughs from his fellow Torturers.

Healthcare workers witnessing the crimes were horrified. But none of them came forward to help me out with my case in the weeks and months that followed. Most people are afraid to oppose Fascist repression and violence. The regular Emergency Room workers wouldn’t help them Torture me though, so the cops and Dr. Prespare carried on without them. They tied my hands down. They tied my legs down. They forced a tube up my nose, down my throat, and into my stomach.

The mad doctor pumped a pint of noxious Ipecac syrup into my stomach. Ipecac bark is poisonous, and awful to a mere mortal. But I belong to the Church of the Tree of Life wherein we use herbs as sacraments, and even before joining the Church, I had been an herbalist for years, an herbal high enthusiast. I’ve had lots worse stuff in my stomach than that putrid Ipecac. I just looked at them. He pumped in another pint of Ipecac. I just looked at them.

An unexpanded human stomach only holds about two pints. But stomachs do expand. My Torturers pumped in another pint of Ipecac. Still nothing. The doctor was not legally allowed to pump in another pint of Ipecac. So, he pumped in a pint of water. I don’t intend to ever give evidence under Torture, even unto pain of death!

Dr. Prespare had used what looked like a turkey baster to pump the fluids up my nose and down the tube in my throat to my stomach. At this point, he inserted the turkey baster into the end of the tube still protruding out of my nose. He used it to suck liquid up the tube, then pumped it back down, fast. Up. Down. In. Out. In. Out. In. Out. I was starting to feel nauseous. I was turning my head side to side, trying to make sure that if I threw up, it would be either on that lying detective or on that evil doctor.

Finally, I vomited, but I caught the hard-box with my teeth and swallowed it again. I was hurting. Bad. I knew that swallowing the pack again would mean a lot more Torture. But I had no choice: If I submitted and gave evidence under Torture, then that would encourage the practice of Torture. I would be doing the wrong thing. I thought I might die at any second. I didn’t want my last act to be doing something I know is wrong. Do not cooperate with Torture! Ever!

Well, they did it again, until I vomited again. This time, they were able to recover the hard-box and one plastic packet containing brown stomach juices. Their lying lab claimed that it was the purest Cocaine that they had ever tested. After those hours of ordeals, first in the parking lot, then in the Hospital, they still refused to treat my injuries. They sent me to the jail, where there were no medical facilities or healthcare workers.

At the jail, I was ordered to do something, go somewhere. I said I couldn’t do it, because I couldn’t move my legs. They wouldn’t take “No” for an answer. They had me dragged around for an hour, trying to make me walk. I couldn’t.

When a another cop came on duty, he looked in at me in my cell, where I lay face down on the cement floor, all bloodied and not moving. “What’s wrong with this guy? Is he dead?” The receptionist told him “He’s not dead. He was ‘Resisting Arrest With Violence,’” a crime which, if true, would theoretically make Torturing or Murdering me OK. The newly arrived cop chuckled. “He looks like he was ‘Resisting Arrest With Violence,” he said, drawing lots of male laughter from other cops. As you might guess, ‘Resisting Arrest With Violence’ is a very common charge in these here parts. Then and now, lots of people were/are Tortured and Murdered by police in Florida.

All day, during the next day, people came to visit prisoners. They all stopped at the receptionist’s desk, 20 feet from my cell. Every time I heard someone there, I yelled out that the police had Tortured and crippled me. I urged them to call the FBI and the newspaper. All the visitors acted like they didn’t hear me. Of course they did: They were there to visit or pick up their accused relatives: They didn’t want their relatives to be Tortured like me: They didn’t want to be brutalized or arrested themselves. People are afraid to oppose Fascism.

Of course, the police didn’t allow me a mugshot, fingerprinting, or one phone call. That would have been evidence against themselves. After a whole day of that, a trustee who apparently had access to a phone asked me if the police had really done “that” to me. He asked me whom I wanted him to call. I told him to call my parents. If he hadn’t called for me, I believe I would have been buried out in back of the jail. I wonder how many bodies are out there.

And I hope that trustee wasn’t Tortured or Murdered for making the call that may have saved my life. A few minutes later, I heard the receptionist lying to my father on the phone. “Yes, he’s here, Mr. Bie. No, you can’t see him. Yes, he is in pretty bad shape: He took an overdose of Cocaine.”

My second morning at the jail without medical help still had me lying face down on the cement floor. Perhaps the Ipecac poisoning was taking effect, I don’t know, but I went into convulsions, and a thick white foam mixed with blood began oozing out of my mouth. The jailers and cops found this very funny. Many of them looked in to make fun of my convulsing and effusing. One of them joked “Maybe he’ll die!” That brought on lots of male laughter, but the female receptionist angrily rebuked them.

“If he dies, it’s our ass!” she said – she was the one who had spoken to my father. She knew my life was in danger – both from my medical condition and from her comrades. But she didn’t seem concerned about my safety, just her own. In any case, it was her impetus that resulted in me being sent back to West Pasco Hospital, to finally be treated for my injuries, two days after the Torturers broke my back.

When the ambulance arrived, a cop told the driver that I needed to go to the Emergency Room for a Cocaine overdose. When I got to the Hospital, I blurted out to the first doctor I saw “There’s no overdose! The cops beat me up!” The doctor said “I can see that.”

The unconstitutional atrocities continued at the Hospital. The cop who broke my back, hemorrhaged my eyes, and paralyzed my hand walked into my Hospital room and chained me to the bed rail. He bellowed so loud it seemed to shake the Hospital halls: “If something happens and you start walking again, I’m gonna hit you!” The word hit is slang for Assassinate, as in hit man.

West Pasco Hospital used the crooked Dr. Willard O. Brown, D.O., on my case: After examining me and my X-rays, he didn’t notice any fractures. When I confronted Brown, and told him that the X-ray Technician has seen a fractured vertebra, Brown Covered Up, claiming that it was “an old fracture.” But I’d had no old fracture to my backbone. I knew right then I’d need to get out of this podunk backwater to get any healthcare. A few weeks later, I went to the city. I took the X-rays to Dr. Arthur Appleyard, MD, a legitimate doctor in St. Pete. He confirmed that it was a fractured vertebra, and a recent one. He was willing to testify.

This same Dr. Brown had two years earlier, in January 1979, examined X-rays of my skull after a semi-truck crushed my car with me in it. Brown noticed no fracture to my skull, though all later doctors who checked did. Here’s how to check: Feel the slightly protruding bony ridge that runs from your ear to your eye: I’ve got one on my left side, but on my right side it was dented, when that truck fractured my skull! Dr. Brown’s diagnosis helped out that trucking company a heap! [I don't know if he is the same Dr. Willard Brown whom Russel Means later told me about, who had (maybe intentionally) horribly messed up things for Means' fellow American Indian activist Leonard Peltier - but he got interrupted, and I didn't get the full story, though Means repeated the name several times: "Dr. Willard Brown."]

Because the cops didn’t allow a mug shot, and because photographic evidence could help our case, my brilliant lawyer Marc Salton (now a Judge) brought a photographer to the Hospital to document my injuries. But the cops physically stopped him, and took the photographer out of the Hospital. The next day Marc walked in carrying a briefcase. He whipped out a camera, and started shooting. The cops stopped him, but he’d gotten some good photos and ran out to get them developed. Of course, when we got to court, the prosecution tried to suppress that photographic evidence of my Torture.

When Attorney Salton had first met with me at the Hospital, I told him that I may not have actually been arrested, because I wasn’t booked, read my rights, fingerprinted, photographed, or allowed one phone call; and because it seemed like they were keeping my presence there a secret in case burial were deemed necessary. But Marc assured me that I had been arrested. My four original charges were Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia (Jack’s needles, which actually never were illegal), and Possession of Marijuana (less than one gram allegedly found in my pocket while I was unconscious).

After a couple of days in the Hospital, they stopped chaining me to the bed. With lots of help from Physical Therapists and Nurses’ Aides, I was able to walk again in a week or ten days. After a couple of weeks in the Hospital, I was released, as bail had been posted, ten percent of a few thousand dollars. Attorneys for drug cases cost thousands. If you can’t pay a good lawyer his good income, then you can’t expect of a good outcome.

I suggested my lawyer use the precedent of Jehovah’s Witnesses being allowed to refuse blood transfusions on religious grounds, even if it endangers their lives; to show that I too had a right to turn down the “medical treatment” of having my stomach pumped, even though cops and a doctor claimed it was necessary. The prosecution tried to suppress the Torture photos, but the Judge insisted on viewing them. He surpassed the precedent:

He ruled that my Torture was more repugnant to the community than any drug crime could possibly be. He threw out the Cocaine and Paraphernalia charges, leaving only the Misdemeanor Marijuana. But the prosecution was undeterred: They quickly filed three violent felony counts against me, to try to excuse what the cops had done. Let me state here that I am a pacifist. The St. Petersburg Times after the beating quoted my father as saying that I was “a well-known pacifist.” I did not commit any violence against them, yet they charged me with Aggravated Assault, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest With Violence, and Possession of a pinch of pot.

After a year of legal wrangling and a change of venue to a different Judge, the case was ready for trial. Nervous, I cut my hair and shaved my beard, to try to look respectable. I got into court, and there sat a Judge with long hair and a beard. It seemed like he now wore my newly missing beard and hair. Here’s the sitch: I was already on drug Probation for pot and coke a few months before the Torture; but the prosecution flinched on trial date before we did, and agreed that if I’d plead No Contest, then Adjudication would be Withheld, and I would have no criminal record, not even on the drug crimes for which I was already on Probation.

The deal was cut, but the Judge had to make it look good for his audience, and I’m telling you, he leaned forward, pointed his trembling finger at me, and laid it on thick: “Fifteen years! The full force of every one of these charges! That’s what you’ll get if you ever get caught with drugs while you’re on my Probation, I’ll throw the book at you!” I did and he didn’t. For the three violent felonies, he added three months to the Probation I was already on, and when that was over, I had no criminal record. But what I had to go through for it!

And it seems that the First Amendment [granting Freedom of the Press] never passed in Pasco County, at all. I went to the local St. Petersburg Times office to get a copy of the weeks-old newspaper with the article about my Torture, including the words of my father and the lies of the Sheriff: “That’s what you have to expect when you Resist Arrest With Violence.” The person at the front desk claimed that they didn’t have any copies of it, and couldn’t get any. But since I was a reporter, I knew reporters, and one of them got me a copy of the paper.

Yeah, I was a reporter, until that very Sheriff ordered the West Pasco Press to fire me. Yeah, but here’s the thing, when you work as kind of your own boss, like I did, you don’t go into the office or even check in very much, when you’re out on the go, doing interviews, covering stories, shooting photos. So, I didn’t get the memo, that I was being fired on orders from the Sheriff. So, my assignment was to go photograph the Sheriff making some bullshit speech. I did it with aplomb. I shot photo after photo, near and far, used up the whole roll. I didn’t know that he had earlier that day refused to issue a Press Pass for me. I’m sure the ‘All-Reporters-Must-Carry-A-Press-Pass-Issued-By-the-Sheriff’ policy was started specifically to get rid of me. So I moved to a civilized country – St. Pete. More of a publishing industry down there, anyway.

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Is pig one of those “words of hate”? In the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, issued by the Canting Academy to translate slang from the slums of London, the word pig is defined as a police officer. The book gives examples of its correct usage. My favorite is the sentence using a few slang words, the premise being that straight people and cops won’t get what we’re talking about: “‘Let’s floor the pig and bolt’ means ‘Let’s knock the policeman down and run away.’” About that word pig, and remembering the quote from The Big Lebowski: “This isn’t a guy who built the railroads here.” But seriously, pig is an insult. It refers to corrupt and violent police whom poor people fear, and must hide from. It’s a good word.

And the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is lots of fun for cunning linguists; I highly recommend it. Torture and execution were popular public entertainment in those days. Cockles. Do you know what it means? Here, I’ll use it in a sentence: “I heard him cry ‘Cockles!’” Still don’t have it? Cockles is the sound a person makes when he’s being strangled to death. Ahahahahahahhaha!

by normanb

Obama & Netanyahu Threaten to Dirty-Bomb US Soldiers, Marines & Airmen in Afghanistan

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Obama & Netanyahu Threaten to Dirty-Bomb US Soldiers, Marines & Airmen in Afghanistan — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

“All options are on the table,” said US Vice President Joe Biden three days ago. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156122#.T7875r-0zJw

President Obama made the same threat Monday, February 27: “I don’t bluff … all options are on the table.” http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/obama-to-iran-and-israel-as-president-of-the-united-states-i-dont-bluff/253875/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the same threat the same day Obama did. http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=260576

President Obama and puppet PM Netanyahu are threatening to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities with Israel’s Air Force. If these madmen carry out their threat, they will deploy the largest and potentially the most deadly dirty bomb in history against all American Military personnel in Afghanistan. NATO troops too. The biggest Friendly Fire incident ever! And that’s assuming that Obama and Netanyahu are not really as insane as they’re acting.

…Because “All options on the table” could also include bombing an operating nuclear facility with a nuclear bomb. That would incinerate parts of Iran and bordering countries. It would also poison us in this country – because the jet stream just keeps on coming. Or an “option” might be nuking something else in Iran. That would be irresponsible. And evil. And it would still poison our guys.

They’re actually talking about bombing nuclear facilities with “conventional” weapons, and scattering those charged particles into the wind, specifically, into the jet stream of upper air currents that always blows from West to East (due to the rotation of the Earth).

Here are the nuclear facilities. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11927720 Here are the US bases. http://militarybases.com/overseas/afghanistan/ & http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&biw=1920&bih=885&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=eAd6UE3nn2jR2M:&imgrefurl=http://martinjapan.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html&docid=dO_0w4vKqaWjQM&imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PMw1aINrCrw/THqNBuUeOdI/AAAAAAAADvU/xNwNrlfBX7Y/s1600/isaf-afghanistan-2006.jpg&w=1224&h=989&ei=HKa_T8CGDaXw6AHDr42eCg&zoom=1 Now, please note how today’s jet stream [for May 25, 2012] will deliver those radioactive particles [that the explosion sends into the atmosphere above Iran] directly to the air over US Military bases in Afghanistan. http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_norhem_00.gif It does that every day.

Besides poisoning all US servicemen in Afghanistan, this diabolical scheme will poison civilians in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, East Turkestan, and probably elsewhere. If the US is willing to poison these people merely because they’re Muslims, then our genocidal impulse is reaching a feverish pitch. A Hate Crime in all our names.

And let’s remember just how preposterous this lie is: Obama, Netanyahu, and their propaganda mouthpieces claim that Iran’s nuclear program poses “an existential threat” to Israel. Of course there’s no proof that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons – which Israel already has. But even if Iran had them, they couldn’t bomb Israel with them, for the very same reason: The jet stream would carry those charged particles right back to Iran: They’d be dirty-bombing themselves!

Of course, dirty-bombing one’s own Military is by definition Treason: Waging war against one’s own people. If Obama [or Iran's Military leader] does choose that option, it will be a clear case of Treason. Then, Senators Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, and others who got elected as Liberals, will be forced to either oppose President Obama for this Treasonous act, or join him in his War Crime barbarism.

East Turkestan, by the way, is  an occupied nation in the Northwestern quadrant of China. It is the land of the Uygurs, and it’s known in US propaganda as “China’s Muslim West.” Territorial claims of occupied East Turkestan and occupied Tibet comprise more than half of what the colonial powers [through international law] call “China.”

Most Americans have never heard of the Uygurs. Most who have heard just found out about them when Presidents Bush, and then Obama, ordered several innocent Uygurs to be held in Guantanamo Bay Torture Facility for years, as a favor to China. Four were released to Bermuda in 2009. Two were “freed” last month to El Salvador, a Fascist country. Eleven are still said to be warehoused at the G.B. Torture Facility. There is no proof that they are still alive.

The bullying US forcing Bermuda to accept the Uygurs violated the island nation’s sovereignty, and its Constitution. http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SubSectionID=901&ArticleID=58530&SectionID=24 Those just sent to El Salvador also will likely face harsh discrimination. http://wagingnonviolence.org/2012/05/a-sliver-of-good-news-from-guantanamo/

The reason President Obama is making this nuclear threat is to raise the price of Oil. Iran is one of the world’s leading Oil producers. Newspaper editorials in the 1970s predicted that the US would someday wage war against Iraq and Iran to steal their Oil. Fighting over Oil, or threatening to do so, causes upward pressure on its price. This tactic always works.

And by raising the price of Oil, Obama and Netanyahu help pay for Iran’s nuclear program, wholly financed by Oil. Raising the price of Oil also helps pay for Obama’s and Netanyahu’s own political futures.

Don’t believe Obama’s lies: There Are No WMDs! (Some people will do nearly anything for Oil money.)

by normanb

I Warned of this Heinous Murder Three Days Before it Happened – Here’s the Full Text

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I Warned of this Heinous Murder Three Days Before it Happened – Here’s the Full Text — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Three days before Anwar al-Awlaki was Murdered, I published the following (unfortunately ignored) Diary warning about the Assassination, exclusively here at firedoglake.com.

 

By: normanb Monday September 26, 2011 5:05 am

Obama’s Sharpshooters Murder 40 Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protesters in Yemen, Again – Is This a Warning? — by NormanB (“Deviations form the Norm”)

 

Forces loyal to President Obama’s puppet Fascist dictator Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh massacred at least 40 unarmed peaceful protesters Friday and Saturday, in the wake of Saleh’s return from three month’s exile in Saudi Arabia, where he was trying to recover from an Assassination attempt. The United States Central Intelligence Agency trained Saleh’s murderous marksmen who shot the protesters.

The protesters are demanding democratic reforms: Saleh has ruled Yemen with an iron fist for 33 years.

O, horrible realization! And I hope it’s incorrect! But the timings of the Yemeni Atrocities and of the Mexican Atrocities this weekend, both coming from violent Terrorist groups with ties to US President Barack Obama, and both happening during the most intense protests of his Presidency, look horrifically as though President Obama’s thugs are trying to warn or threaten the Wall Street protesters:

(Concerning the Yemeni Atrocities) ‘Hey! Do you know what happens to peaceful protesters that get in the way?’; and (On the Mexican Atrocities) ‘Hey, do you know what happens to people who try to outsmart the powers that be by using social media?’

Meanwhile, the CIA-allied New York City Police Tortured scores of people on Wall Street Saturday and Sunday. (Lots of that viewing is available on YouTube video.) You can actually watch Atrocities, including Torture, live: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

YEMEN

President Obama, President Saleh, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and everybody else who parrots the President, all say that the bad thing about Yemen is Al Qaeda. Not the real Al Qaeda, no, not that original Al Qaeda organization that our Government has warned us of all these years; but a different one, named “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP).

Friday, President Obama’s Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Fierstein met with the man who founded Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, defector General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar. (To be clear, Gen. al-Ahmar was not a dissident nor a defector when he formed Al Qaeda AP.) http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4020

According to President Obama’s National Intelligence Advisor Ellen Laipson, Yemeni General al-Ahmar started AQAP. That start date? Why, January 2009, of course, the same month the Obama Presidency started. US counter-terrorism officials claim that Anwar al-Awlaki is an important regional commander of AQAP. Al-Awlaki met with US Defense officials in the Pentagon just a few months after the attacks on September 11, 2001, invited by Donald Rumsfeld.

President Obama (the Mafia Don of Greater Chicago?) has ordered a hit against al-Awlaki, who is in Yemen (on the outskirts of Greater Chicago). Obama said he wants to Murder American-born al-Awlaki because he is suspected of inspiring a fake bomb plot. That’s all?! Our President is willing to commit Premeditated Murder because he suspects someone inspired a FAKE bomb? http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

I asked Laipson if any US personnel can be tried for Crimes Against Humanity for Murdering peaceful Yemeni civilian protesters. She indicated that neither President Obama, nor anyone in the United States, nor even the CIA officers who trained the Murderers could face charges: The only ones to her mind legally culpable are the trigger men. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/03/15/democratic-party-strikes-again-obama-thugs-torturing-and-murdering-peaceful-yemeni-democracy-advocates/ (& http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/03/15/democratic-party-strikes-again-obama-thugs-torturing-and-murdering-peaceful-bahraini-democracy-advocates/)

(Ellen Laipson is President Obama’s National Security Advisor; she is CEO of the Stimpson Center and is Director of its Southwest Asia Project, which focuses on security issues in the Persian Gulf region; she formerly chaired and is now vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, where she managed the Global Trends 2015 interdisciplinary study; she directed the Near East and South Asian affair of the National Security Council [NSC], and before that was a national intelligence officer for Near and South Asia for the NSC; before that she was a US State Department policy planner under Reagan; before that she was a specialist in Middle East affairs for the Congressional Research Service; she also serves under Secretary Clinton on the State Department’s new Foreign Affairs Policy Board; she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the International Institute of Strategic Studies; she currently serves on the boards of the Asia Foundation.)

General al-Ahmar defected from Saleh’s Government when the Saleh/Obama sharpshooters Murdered 52 Yemeni citizens, in the March 2011 massacre. It was specifically that March incident about which Ellen Laipson and I spoke, but I took her answers on US CIA training of Yemeni snipers to be about conditions in Yemen in general, not just referring to that one set of killings on one day. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12804552

Obama began ordering Assassinations in Somalia and Yemen in autumn of 2009, the first year of his Presidency, around the time he appointed Laipson to his National Intelligence Advisory Board. The Obama Death Squad’s (ODS) first reported victim in Somalia was suspected of involvement in a bomb plot eleven years earlier, when he was a child of 17. The ODS then moved on to Yemen to Assassinate people.

Let me take this opportunity to point out that it is illegal and severely insane to Murder a person based merely on suspicion, especially when that person is only suspected of inspiring something, especially if that person is only suspected of inspiring something that’s not real. If it had been real, it could have been dangerous. But it wasn’t.

MEXICO (and HONDURAS and INDIA)

In December 2008, the month after Barack Obama was elected, the month before he was inaugurated, he made a speech in Mexico. People of both our countries had high hopes for that speech: Over the previous few years, thousands of Mexicans had been Murdered over Marijuana exportation to the United States.

When the inevitable question finally came at the Mexico press conference, President-elect Obama laughed at the idea of ending these Murders by Legalizing Marijuana. He laughed cruelly at the people straining for their Civil Rights. As usual, he refused to even mention the word Marijuana: When he is asked about Marijuana, he always: (1) Laughs, to ridicule us; (2) Calls it “Drugs,” to trick ignorant people into thinking it’s as bad as Heroin; and he (3) talks about addiction. Civil Rights are not funny. Marijuana is not Heroin, and it’s not addicting, either.

So, every time he’s asked, the President lies about it. But this time (December 2008), his lies started the Mexican Civil War: From that day to this, more than one thousand Mexicans per month have been Murdered over Marijuana’s illegality.

Obama’s Administration has deported a lot more Hispanics than Bush’s did. It does so in a most unconstitutional fashion: People are “given their due process” in a huge warehouse room with hundreds of Mexicans and other Latin Americans. No Judge sees them at their hearing, but they can see him on a video screen. (By the way, no matter what President Pinocchio says, that is not what the Constitution guarantees as “due process of law.”) Sometimes, mentally disabled US citizens who can’t speak are put through this sham and “deported” to a country where they’ve never been.

And all of these deportations are unconstitutional (even apart from the “due process” sham cited above): The US Constitution says clearly in Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3, that: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.” Bills of Attainder are banned, because they would make a person “illegal,” and it is unconstitutional in the United States of America for a person to be considered “illegal.” “Illegal Aliens/Immigrants” don’t exist in the US, at least not by law.

The Obama Administration armed the Mexican Army and police, as well as the drug cartels: The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms illegally shipped thousands of military style weapons and ammunition to the Mexican cartels, on orders from above. Obama started that Civil War with his arrogance and dishonesty; and then he armed all sides in it. Smuggling gangs killed lots of Mexicans and some Americans, including cops, with those illegally supplied weapons.

Saturday Mexican police reported discovering the beheaded body of a woman near the US border, with a note saying that her head had been cut off because she was spreading news via social media. The Murdered woman was a newspaper editor. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_DRUG_WAR_MEXICO?SITE=NCKIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Since the Obama Administration’s coup in 2009 that overthrew the elected Honduras Government, Obama Death Squads (ODS) have exterminated most of the prominent Journalists in Honduras and Mexico. The Obama coup re-installed the repressive Fascist Honduras Government which housed the Iran-Contra stopover station:

Weapons were flown from the US to South America to arm Nicaraguan Contras and to arm both sides in a South American conflict, stopping in Honduras to refuel and drop some weapons. Guns were exchanged for Cocaine and cash. The cash went to the Government of Iran to secretly pay ransom for the release of US Embassy hostages there. Those hostages were released January 20, 1981, just minutes after the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush Administration took over the reins of Government, thus gaining the ability to make payments.

When pilot Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua on his way to the stopover airport in Honduras, the Iran-Contra scandal was exposed. I kind of said where the guns and money went above. Some of the Coke went to Freeway Ricky Ross in South Los Angeles, who’s still locked up for being a US intelligence asset whose job was dealing Cocaine.

High Times Editor Steve Hager reported that pilot Hasenfus said that the person who met him at the Mena, Arkansas, airport (where he delivered the Coke) was Arkansas’s then-Governor Bill Clinton. See the book Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America by Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, as well as the following link. http://www.ncoic.com/clinton.htm

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry headed the committee that uncovered most of the information in the book cited above. He found that when Cocaine smugglers in the operation got caught, both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney (of the Reagan Administration) blocked prosecution of those smugglers, who in turn flooded the United States with Cocaine. Chemists in that operation (possibly Government chemists) invented Crack Cocaine, which has been a scourge of this country ever since. This Cocaine smuggling operation seems quite related to the Heroin situation we have now:

Practically all of the world’s Heroin comes from 21 miles squared of acreage in Afghanistan (even as all the world’s Cocaine comes from a 12-mile wide swath of land high on the Eastern slope of the Bolivian Andes mountains). When US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the annual number of Heroin deaths in this country was under 2,000. It soared to over 20,000 with the invasion, and has maintained that level since. Cheney and Rumsfeld oversaw this operation too. At least one of those Heroin smugglers got caught:

A few months after 9/11 (when Anwar al-Awlaki was in the Pentagon on Rumsfeld’s invitation), US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent David Headley began smuggling Heroin, by his own admission. He also admitted to planning the bombing of a European newspaper for its cartoon about Muhammad the prophet.

He also admitted to Murder: He confirmed that he planned and carried out the 2008 Mumbai bombings in India’s financial district, during the American Thanksgiving holiday. That day Headley killed at least 21 people in three separate bomb blasts. One of Headley’s bombings was the Racist attack that targeted and killed Jews in India.

The attacks were over the US Thanksgiving Day holiday, weeks after Obama was elected. One fake bomb plot was over the Christmas holiday; and false propaganda calls the accused “the Christmas Day Bomber.” Thanksgiving and Christmas, huh? Does anybody else see a pattern emerging here? An M.O.?! And remember the man who flew in from Amsterdam with a chemical that can be made into a bomb, but wasn’t? False propaganda still calls that man “the Underwear Bomber,” even though he had no bomb.

India wants David Headley for prosecution. Obama won’t allow it. Here’s an article wherein the President claims to be thinking about allowing India access to the man who admitted killing 21 of its citizens to carry out a Racist attack against Jews for the US Government. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/india/29646721_1_pakistani-canadian-david-headley-chicago-court

Here’s one wherein Headley, who though he is a confessed Racist Murderer, is obviously still working for US intelligence now, speaks up to support Admiral Mike Mullen’s assertions this week that the US should start a war against Pakistan. Oh, and did I mention: Even though President Obama knows that US DEA Agent Headley planned and carried out the Mumbai bombings, Obama continues to blame Pakistan for it publicly. I guess he’s willing to lie to get another war started, too. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-08/india/29633162_1_tahawwur-rana-david-headley-major-iqbal

Speaking of patterns, the US Ambassador met with the founder of AQAP Friday, then AQAP cut a boy’s hand off Sunday. After severing his hand, they said for stealing, they marched the 15-year-old in shock through the town, to terrorize other townspeople. http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4117&MainCat=3

WALL STREET

I hope our brave sisters and brothers won’t be Tortured again today. I hope they won’t be shot by troops loyal to Obama and his lackeys, like the peaceful protesters in Yemen. I hope they won’t be beheaded by thugs armed by Obama for using social media to fight the power, like that Journalist in Mexico.

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from an asset who smuggled Cocaine for the C.I.A. during the Reagan era was used in this report.)

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from a US Special Forces soldier who worked undercover in Honduras during the Iran-Contra operation was used in this report.)

Here’s the link to the original article:
http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/09/26/obamas-sharpshooters-murder-40-peaceful-pro-democracy-protesters-in-yemen-again-is-this-a-warning/

by normanb

Obama’s Sharpshooters Murder 40 Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protesters in Yemen, Again – Is This a Warning?

5:05 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Obama’s Sharpshooters Murder 40 Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protesters in Yemen, Again – Is This a Warning? — by NormanB (“Deviations form the Norm”)

 

Forces loyal to President Obama’s puppet Fascist dictator Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh massacred at least 40 unarmed peaceful protesters Friday and Saturday, in the wake of Saleh’s return from three month’s exile in Saudi Arabia, where he was trying to recover from an Assassination attempt. The United States Central Intelligence Agency trained Saleh’s murderous marksmen who shot the protesters.

The protesters are demanding democratic reforms: Saleh has ruled Yemen with an iron fist for 33 years.

O, horrible realization! And I hope it’s incorrect! But the timings of the Yemeni Atrocities and of the Mexican Atrocities this weekend, both coming from violent Terrorist groups with ties to US President Barack Obama, and both happening during the most intense protests of his Presidency, look horrifically as though President Obama’s thugs are trying to warn or threaten the Wall Street protesters:

(Concerning the Yemeni Atrocities) ‘Hey! Do you know what happens to peaceful protesters that get in the way?’; and (On the Mexican Atrocities) ‘Hey, do you know what happens to people who try to outsmart the powers that be by using social media?’

Meanwhile, the CIA-allied New York City Police Tortured scores of people on Wall Street Saturday and Sunday. (Lots of that viewing is available on YouTube video.) You can actually watch Atrocities, including Torture, live: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

YEMEN

President Obama, President Saleh, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and everybody else who parrots the President, all say that the bad thing about Yemen is Al Qaeda. Not the real Al Qaeda, no, not that original Al Qaeda organization that our Government has warned us of all these years; but a different one, named “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP).

Friday, President Obama’s Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Fierstein met with the man who founded Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, defector General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar. (To be clear, Gen. al-Ahmar was not a dissident nor a defector when he formed Al Qaeda AP.) http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4020

According to President Obama’s National Intelligence Advisor Ellen Laipson, Yemeni General al-Ahmar started AQAP. That start date? Why, January 2009, of course, the same month the Obama Presidency started. US counter-terrorism officials claim that Anwar al-Awlaki is an important regional commander of AQAP. Al-Awlaki met with US Defense officials in the Pentagon just a few months after the attacks on September 11, 2001, invited by Donald Rumsfeld.

President Obama (the Mafia Don of Greater Chicago?) has ordered a hit against al-Awlaki, who is in Yemen (on the outskirts of Greater Chicago). Obama said he wants to Murder American-born al-Awlaki because he is suspected of inspiring a fake bomb plot. That’s all?! Our President is willing to commit Premeditated Murder because he suspects someone inspired a FAKE bomb? http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

I asked Laipson if any US personnel can be tried for Crimes Against Humanity for Murdering peaceful Yemeni civilian protesters. She indicated that neither President Obama, nor anyone in the United States, nor even the CIA officers who trained the Murderers could face charges: The only ones to her mind legally culpable are the trigger men.

(Ellen Laipson is President Obama’s National Security Advisor; she is CEO of the Stimpson Center and is Director of its Southwest Asia Project, which focuses on security issues in the Persian Gulf region; she formerly chaired and is now vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, where she managed the Global Trends 2015 interdisciplinary study; she directed the Near East and South Asian affair of the National Security Council [NSC], and before that was a national intelligence officer for Near and South Asia for the NSC; before that she was a US State Department policy planner under Reagan; before that she was a specialist in Middle East affairs for the Congressional Research Service; she also serves under Secretary Clinton on the State Department’s new Foreign Affairs Policy Board; she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the International Institute of Strategic Studies; she currently serves on the boards of the Asia Foundation.)

General al-Ahmar defected from Saleh’s Government when the Saleh/Obama sharpshooters Murdered 52 Yemeni citizens, in the March 2011 massacre. It was specifically that March incident about which Ellen Laipson and I spoke, but I took her answers on US CIA training of Yemeni snipers to be about conditions in Yemen in general, not just referring to that one set of killings on one day. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12804552

Obama began ordering Assassinations in Somalia and Yemen in autumn of 2009, the first year of his Presidency, around the time he appointed Laipson to his National Intelligence Advisory Board. The Obama Death Squad’s (ODS) first reported victim in Somalia was suspected of involvement in a bomb plot eleven years earlier, when he was a child of 17. The ODS then moved on to Yemen to Assassinate people.

Let me take this opportunity to point out that it is illegal and severely insane to Murder a person based merely on suspicion, especially when that person is only suspected of inspiring something, especially if that person is only suspected of inspiring something that’s not real. If it had been real, it could have been dangerous. But it wasn’t.

MEXICO (and HONDURAS and INDIA)

In December 2008, the month after Barack Obama was elected, the month before he was inaugurated, he made a speech in Mexico. People of both our countries had high hopes for that speech: Over the previous few years, thousands of Mexicans had been Murdered over Marijuana exportation to the United States.

When the inevitable question finally came at the Mexico press conference, President-elect Obama laughed at the idea of ending these Murders by Legalizing Marijuana. He laughed cruelly at the people straining for their Civil Rights. As usual, he refused to even mention the word Marijuana: When he is asked about Marijuana, he always: (1) Laughs, to ridicule us; (2) Calls it “Drugs,” to trick ignorant people into thinking it’s as bad as Heroin; and he (3) talks about addiction. Civil Rights are not funny. Marijuana is not Heroin, and it’s not addicting, either.

So, every time he’s asked, the President lies about it. But this time (December 2008), his lies started the Mexican Civil War: From that day to this, more than one thousand Mexicans per month have been Murdered over Marijuana’s illegality.

Obama’s Administration has deported a lot more Hispanics than Bush’s did. It does so in a most unconstitutional fashion: People are “given their due process” in a huge warehouse room with hundreds of Mexicans and other Latin Americans. No Judge sees them at their hearing, but they can see him on a video screen. (By the way, no matter what President Pinocchio says, that is not what the Constitution guarantees as “due process of law.”) Sometimes, mentally disabled US citizens who can’t speak are put through this sham and “deported” to a country where they’ve never been.

And all of these deportations are unconstitutional (even apart from the “due process” sham cited above): The US Constitution says clearly in Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3, that: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.” Bills of Attainder are banned, because they would make a person “illegal,” and it is unconstitutional in the United States of America for a person to be considered “illegal.” “Illegal Aliens/Immigrants” don’t exist in the US, at least not by law.

The Obama Administration armed the Mexican Army and police, as well as the drug cartels: The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms illegally shipped thousands of military style weapons and ammunition to the Mexican cartels, on orders from above. Obama started that Civil War with his arrogance and dishonesty; and then he armed all sides in it. Smuggling gangs killed lots of Mexicans and some Americans, including cops, with those illegally supplied weapons.

Saturday Mexican police reported discovering the beheaded body of a woman near the US border, with a note saying that her head had been cut off because she was spreading news via social media. The Murdered woman was a newspaper editor. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_DRUG_WAR_MEXICO?SITE=NCKIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Since the Obama Administration’s coup in 2009 that overthrew the elected Honduras Government, Obama Death Squads (ODS) have exterminated most of the prominent Journalists in Honduras and Mexico. The Obama coup re-installed the repressive Fascist Honduras Government which housed the Iran-Contra stopover station:

Weapons were flown from the US to South America to arm Nicaraguan Contras and to arm both sides in a South American conflict, stopping in Honduras to refuel and drop some weapons. Guns were exchanged for Cocaine and cash. The cash went to the Government of Iran to secretly pay ransom for the release of US Embassy hostages there. Those hostages were released January 20, 1981, just minutes after the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush Administration took over the reins of Government, thus gaining the ability to make payments.

When pilot Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua on his way to the stopover airport in Honduras, the Iran-Contra scandal was exposed. I kind of said where the guns and money went above. Some of the Coke went to Freeway Ricky Ross in South Los Angeles, who’s still locked up for being a US intelligence asset whose job was dealing Cocaine.

High Times Editor Steve Hager reported that pilot Hasenfus said that the person who met him at the Mena, Arkansas, airport (where he delivered the Coke) was Arkansas’s then-Governor Bill Clinton. See the book Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America by Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, as well as the following link. http://www.ncoic.com/clinton.htm

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry headed the committee that uncovered most of the information in the book cited above. He found that when Cocaine smugglers in the operation got caught, both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney (of the Reagan Administration) blocked prosecution of those smugglers, who in turn flooded the United States with Cocaine. Chemists in that operation (possibly Government chemists) invented Crack Cocaine, which has been a scourge of this country ever since. This Cocaine smuggling operation seems quite related to the Heroin situation we have now:

Practically all of the world’s Heroin comes from 21 miles squared of acreage in Afghanistan (even as all the world’s Cocaine comes from a 12-mile wide swath of land high on the Eastern slope of the Bolivian Andes mountains). When US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the annual number of Heroin deaths in this country was under 2,000. It soared to over 20,000 with the invasion, and has maintained that level since. Cheney and Rumsfeld oversaw this operation too. At least one of those Heroin smugglers got caught:

A few months after 9/11 (when Anwar al-Awlaki was in the Pentagon on Rumsfeld’s invitation), US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent David Headley began smuggling Heroin, by his own admission. He also admitted to planning the bombing of a European newspaper for its cartoon about Muhammad the prophet.

He also admitted to Murder: He confirmed that he planned and carried out the 2008 Mumbai bombings in India’s financial district, during the American Thanksgiving holiday. That day Headley killed at least 21 people in three separate bomb blasts. One of Headley’s bombings was the Racist attack that targeted and killed at Jews in India.

The attacks were over the US Thanksgiving Day holiday, weeks after Obama was elected. One fake bomb plot was over the Christmas holiday; and false propaganda calls the accused “the Christmas Day Bomber.” Thanksgiving and Christmas, huh? Does anybody else see a pattern emerging here? An M.O.?! And remember the man who flew in from Amsterdam with a chemical that can be made into a bomb, but wasn’t? False propaganda still calls that man “the Underwear Bomber,” even though he had no bomb.

India wants David Headley for prosecution. Obama won’t allow it. Here’s an article wherein the President claims to be thinking about allowing India access to the man who admitted killing 21 of its citizens to carry out a Racist attack against Jews for the US Government. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/india/29646721_1_pakistani-canadian-david-headley-chicago-court

Here’s one wherein Headley, who though he is a confessed Racist Murderer, is obviously still working for US intelligence now, speaks up to support Admiral Mike Mullen’s assertions this week that the US should start a war against Pakistan. Oh, and did I mention: Even though President Obama knows that US DEA Agent Headley planned and carried out the Mumbai bombings, Obama continues to blame Pakistan for it publicly. I guess he’s willing to lie to get another war started, too. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-08/india/29633162_1_tahawwur-rana-david-headley-major-iqbal

Speaking of patterns, the US Ambassador met with the founder of AQAP Friday, then AQAP cut a boy’s hand off Sunday. After severing his hand, they said for stealing, they marched the 15-year-old in shock through the town, to terrorize other townspeople. http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4117&MainCat=3

WALL STREET

I hope our brave sisters and brothers won’t be Tortured again today. I hope they won’t be shot by troops loyal to Obama and his lackeys, like the peaceful protesters in Yemen. I hope they won’t be beheaded by thugs armed by Obama for using social media to fight the power, like that Journalist in Mexico.

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from an asset who smuggled Cocaine for the C.I.A. during the Reagan era was used in this report.)

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from a US Special Forces soldier who worked undercover in Honduras during the Iran-Contra operation was used in this report.)

Links are repeated here and below in Comment 1:

Obama’s Ambassador met with Al Qaeda founder on Friday: http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4020

Rumsfeld invited Al Qaeda leader to Pentagon: http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

March massacre: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12804552

Editor in Mexico killed for reporting via social media: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_DRUG_WAR_MEXICO?SITE=NCKIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Iran-Contra smuggler: http://www.ncoic.com/clinton.htm

President claims to be thinking about allowing India access to the man who admitted killing 21 of their citizens while carrying out a Racist attack against Jews for the US Government. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/india/29646721_1_pakistani-canadian-david-headley-chicago-court

Headley wants US to start a war against Pakistan: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-08/india/29633162_1_tahawwur-rana-david-headley-major-iqbal

US Ambassador met with the founder of AQAP Friday, then AQAP cut a boy’s hand off Sunday: http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4117&MainCat=3

by normanb

Madoff’s Stolen Ponzi Loot Funneled to Obama Campaign Through Daley

6:27 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

The Daily Machine

Madoff’s Stolen Ponzi Loot Funneled to Obama Campaign Through Daley — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)


Nearly $1 million of Bernard Madoff’s stolen Ponzi-scheme profits went to elect US President Barack Obama. JP Morgan Chase paid it directly to his campaign, and President Obama just appointed JPMC’s executive William Daley (of the infamous Daley Machine) to be his new White House Chief of Staff. Daley himself skated with $7.6 million in the Madoff swindle. Yep, he just made off with it. Morgan Chase made $1 billion. Hillary Clinton got some, but gave it back, and the President’s new “Competitiveness” nominee Jeffrey Imelt got plenty.

You can’t make this stuff up.

According to OpenSecrets, William Daley’s JP Morgan Chase gave $695,132 to the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign:
http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=n00009638

Through recent revelations…

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle/articleid/4864051

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/04/madoff-jpmorgan-chase_n_818591.html

…I learned that despite the fact that Daley’s Morgan Chase knew Bernie Madoff was running a [$65 billion] Ponzi scheme, JPMC conspired to keep the crimes secret until after Obama’s November 2008 election (an apparent Obstruction of Justice), because JP Morgan Chase made at least $1 billion (that we know of) on the scheme. Morgan Chase spent much of that money promoting Obama.

Firedoglake’s masaccio was onto it when it happened:
http://firedoglake.com/2009/05/03/how-chase-bank-made-money-with-madoff/

No one stopped Madoff until December 2008, after Barack Obama was elected, albeit just a few weeks after.

On Daley’s appointment in January 2011, Huffington Post said “President Barack Obama’s next Chief of Staff holds more than $7.6 million worth of stock in JP Morgan Chase, according to a regulatory filing …William M. Daley, vice chairman at JP Morgan Chase, holds 175,678 shares in the $2.1 trillion behemoth, the nation’s second-largest bank by assets. Daley headed the firm’s Corporate Responsibility division, which included oversight of the firm’s lobbyists and relations with government officials.”

This means that Daley still has Ponzi loot: His $7.6 million, out of JPMC’s $1 billion, out of Madoff’s $65 billion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/william-daley-jp-morgan-stock_n_807161.html

But the Obama Administration’s dirty dealings with Madoff don’t end there, not by a long shot! Madoff gave $50,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and at least $600,000 to lobbyists:

“Madoff Investment Securities made campaign contributions totaling $372,100, with about 89 percent of those funds directed to Democrats, according to OpenSecrets.org, the Web site of the Center for Responsive Politics.” (That’s how PoliticalTicker put it, but the OpenSecrets headline says Madoff spent $1 million.)

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/12/17/madoff-was-major-democratic-campaign-contributor/

Much of that political campaign money went for and continues to go for buying ads on NBC and MSNBC, the head honcho of which is GE Chairman Jeffrey Imelt, whom President Obama just appointed to head his new White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Competitiveness?! According to Forbes, GE is the world’s second-largest company, after JP Morgan Chase. In the Obama Administration, we see Conflict of Interest running off the scale, but Imelt’s MSNBC just keeps MSNBC-ing it.

MSNBC-ing” is the type of propaganda that tries to make it look like the Obama gang of crooks is on our side, our good guys, looking out for our interests. It’s as if, like the Egyptian propaganda claiming that Mubarak’s Suleiman goon squad is needed to hold back the evil Muslims, the White House wants us to think that our crooks are the only possible heroes who can save us from the bad Republican Cheney TeaBag Beck.

So, not only did MSNBC (in a partisan move) refuse to air Michele Bachmann’s alternative State of the Union response (as it had aired Senator Obama’s alternative State of the Union response in 2006), Chris Matthews (apparently trying to out-juvenile the newly removed Keith Olbermann) called Ms. Bachmann a “Balloon Head!” and told her “Go back to grammar school!”

At the exact same time that the President tapped Imelt to “oversee” “competitiveness” (or overlook the lack thereof), Imelt’s firm dumped Olbermann, and at the same time Comcast announced its working relationship with MSNBC (further limiting competition, but making profit for the Administration’s cronies) … as Rayne pointed out:

http://my.firedoglake.com/rayne/2011/01/23/its-not-a-sale-or-a-merger-but-a-joint-venture-comcast-and-ge-will-share-corporatist-mouthpiece-nbc/

Speaking of Conflict of Interest: Both GE and Morgan Chase are heavily involved in the Nuclear industry and the Wind industry, two of the dirtiest forms of energy generation. When Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show comes on, a Wind Farm masquerading as Clean Energy steps up to fight for GE/JPMC energy profit, and supposedly against the bad Republican Cheney TeaBag Beck. The President frequently lies about both Wind and Nuclear being “Clean.” He claims that both are free of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and that they therefore help fight Global Warming. This is completely false.

For details on the emissions, use the fdl search window and search “normanb ghg nuclear wind.” Wind energy causes massive emissions of the worst GHG known, Sulfur Hexafluoride, or “Air Jordan.” One pound of SF6 warms our planet more than 17 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2); and 20 million pounds of it are made every year. The so-called “Smart Grid” is stupid, but, hey, it makes money for the President’s men.

Nuclear Energy causes massive emissions of Nitrous Oxide, which is 310 times as bad as CO2. Yet President Obama had the EPA reclassify it officially as “Clean Energy,” just as he did for “Clean” Coal. President Obama even appeared on a TV commercial for Clean Coal, just weeks after taking office, just days after the Coen Brothers had released a widely circulated commercial reminding us all that Clean Coal doesn’t exist.

Athough lying about climate and energy causes disease epidemics, insect infestations, and environmental devastation, even so, President Obama still doesn’t mind lying about climate and energy when it profits his allies. Just ask BP:
http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/02/new-orleans-judge-rules-that-obama-ken-feinberg-bp-lied-about-kfs-neutrality-orders-kf-bp-to-stop-lying/

So, who’s keeping score here? Madoff stole $65 billion –> then, with Obama in the White House, and with his appointees in charge of regulating things, less than $10 billion got paid back to the poor set-up victims of the famous Madoff-Morgan Chase-Daley-Obama-Imelt Ponzi Scheme.

Where’s the rest of the stolen money? Well, President Obama’s sitting on $695,132 of it; or he was before spending it on Imelt’s and other networks’ commercials for the 2008 campaign. Secretary of State Clinton (who posed as an opposing candidate during the campaign) got $50,000; Chief of Staff William Daley has $7.6 million; his company JCMC, the President’s 6th-highest contributor, got $1 billion. I’ll bet others on the President’s top contributors list Made Off with some too! (i.e. GE, who gave half a million dollars!)

Madoff’s family officially got to keep $2.5 million of the stolen funds, but I suspect more of that money is still somewhere corrupting our political system. And Madoff’s son conveniently got dead a few weeks ago, conveniently partially covering up the White House connection. And somehow those “investigating” the killing quickly called it “suicide.” Never mind who’s behind the curtain. No reason to investigate this.

Oh, and let’s remember that JP Morgan Chase didn’t hire Daley because he’s a famous banker; he’s not. They hired him for the Organized Crime connection: They hired him to pull strings for them politically. And they sure got what they paid for: A billion dollars in stolen funds, out of which they only had to give the Obama cartel a few million. A body or two along the way. Banker plus Gangster equals Bankster.

“Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960, and was its chairman until his arrest on December 11, 2008 … JP Morgan Chase & Co. may have also benefited from the scheme – through interest and fees charged – to the tune of a billion dollars.”

http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/24/news/newsmakers/madoff.fortune/index.htm

Along with the family of one of President Obama’s major financial appointees (Mary Schapiro, whom President Obama appointed to head the Securities and Exchange Commission), Bernie Madoff started the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in 1971 as National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Madoff was its President and Chairman. The economy collapsed and the President of the Stock Exchange made off with $65 billion at the same time, and at the same time, more than $1 billion were being funneled to the cronies of and the Presidential campaign of the winning candidate, Barack Obama, who had just appointed Madoff’s partner’s kid:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/12/17/sec-nominee-has-madoff-connection/

“Two years after Madoff’s $65 billion fraud was revealed, its victims are trying to move on. It was good news indeed to hear over the holidays that Irving Picard, the trustee hired by the Securities Investor Protection Corp., or SIPC, has recovered $9.8 billion so far – much more than some had expected. Yet many of Madoff’s neediest victims might never benefit from Picard’s settlements, and in fact some are being sued to give back gains from the sceme, funds already spent on retirement or taxes.”

http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/jan2011/pi20110111_367252.htm

February 10, 2009, a few days after taking office, President Obama said “There are a lot of banks that are actually pretty well-managed – JP Morgan being a good example … I don’t think [CEO Jamie Dimon] should be punished for dong a pretty good job managing an enormous portfolio.”

http://www.fool.com/investing/dividends-income/2009/02/11/obama-endorses-jpmorgan.aspx

Well, Madoff’s victims have only been compensated 15% of what they lost. Immediately after JPMC gave $7 hundred thousand to Obama, and Madoff gave $1 billion to JPMC, all to help to get BO elected, then President-elect Obama, when the Madoff Ponzi news broke, said “In the last few days, the alleged scandal at Madoff Investment Securities has reminded us yet again of how badly reform is needed when it comes to the rules and regulations that govern our markets…

“…Charities that invested in Madoff could end up losing savings on which millions depend – a massive fraud that was made possible in part because the regulators who were assigned to oversee Wall Street dropped the ball. And if the financial crisis has taught us anything, it’s that this failure of oversight and accountability doesn’t just harm individuals involved; it has the potential to devastate our entire economy.”

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2008/12/18/4423447-obama-on-madoff-scandal-rick-warren

Indeed, Mr. President indeed. Give the money back to the destitute widows and orphans that your gang helped to steal it from. Order Daley and Imelt to give back theirs too. If memory serves, Hillary Clinton has already returned the Madoff contribution, but what about that $6 hundred thousand to the lobbyists? And after you give it back, come clean: Tell the truth about what you know about the crimes, and make Daley and Imelt do the same.

So, the profits from the biggest theft that ever happened helped elect our current President. GE is pouring even more into lobbying since the 2008 elections. The co-conspirators in this story, General Electric, Morgan Chase, and Madoff, together poured more than $1 billion into campaigns and political lobbying over the past few years, and lots of it went right back to GE and Imelt through purchase of airtime on MSNBC. And our President is in cahoots with these thieves. You just can’t make this stuff up.

And you Democrats out there, in the Congress, and in the blogosphere and other media: Don’t you now have a responsibility to do something about this? Go ahead: Do what Democrats do.

by normanb

Cornel West Calls President Obama’s Policies “Racist,” Endorses Leftist 3d-Party Challenge

7:08 am in Uncategorized by normanb

The Daily Machine:

Cornel West Calls President Obama’s Policies “Racist,” Endorses Leftist 3d-Party Challenge — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Friday Civil Rights activist Cornel West told Democracy Now!‘s Juan Gonzalez that, like President Bush before him, President Obama’s policies discriminate against African-Americans. West said the President’s neglect of the poor and of poverty programs has enormous racist effect, in that they disproportionately hurt Blacks, who are more likely to be more impoverished than Whites.

Gonzalez had asked Prof. West to comment on Kanye West’s assertion that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people;” but the professor diverted into criticism of the current Administration. He said he thinks neither Bush nor Obama acts out of “racist motivation and intention,” but that both Administrations inflict(ed) “racist effect and consequence” on people of color, and that their policies have “generated levels of misery among Black people, Brown people, Red people, but especially among the working class poor.”

Cornel West echoed Kanye West in rebuking Obama: “… He doesn’t care about the Black poor: The evidence is overwhelming! … His policies [a]re racist in effect and consequence and especially classist in terms of generating misery among poor people, disproportionately Black and Brown. … The Obama Administration seems to have very little concern about poor people and their social misery: Look at the policies vis-a-vis Wall Street – downplaying  Main Street; look at the policies of Black Farmers – a settlement already in place but they don’t want to execute it because they don’t want to be associated with Black folk too explicitly; look at the policies of dilapidated housing; we can go right across the board – look at the policies of the new Jim Crow – the Prison-Industrial Complex.”

Within hours, as if on cue, the Senate (which turns all-White again in 42 days) approved a settlement swindling Black farmers – though as Dr. West pointed out, the farmers have been broke for a long time and though the funds offered are woefully insufficient, they need the tiny pittance of money offered now. The farmers were cheated by the US Agriculture Department between 1993 and 2004. They will be paid less than 6% of their claim. The bill also appropriates $11,000 settlements for 300,000 Native Americans as “payment” from Oil companies and others for exploiting fossil fuels and other minerals rightfully belonging to First Nations. Another provision settles water rights for three Indian tribes. In one of those that I checked out, each human being is alotted 1,000 gallons of water per year. By contrast, regular White people use 300,000 gallons apiece annually.

The bill was pushed by Arizona Republican Senator John Kyl of Arizona, the last state without a Martin Luther King Day, the state that passed its hate law against Mexicans with popular support. It is John Kyl’s Filibuster that is blocking the START treaty with Russia that would reduce our respective nuclear arsenals and reestablish inspections. The Senate’s Filibuster rule expires in 42 days. One has to wonder: Will Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate President Biden, the Democratic-controlled Senate, and President Obama push and pass the treaty on that day (Jan. 3, 2011)? Or will they take part in the Bribery and corruption dance mentioned above, and instead reinstate the Filibuster Scam?

The President claims he wants it passed, and the Democrats (on paper) take control of the Senate when the Filibuster rule ends on January 3. If Reid and Biden [and Obama] actually don’t want the treaty to pass, they need only continue allowing Filibusters. That move would maintain Republican control of the Senate, though they’ll remain in the minority, 47 to 51. Of the other two Senators, Socialist Bernie Sanders can be counted on to vote with Democrats on most issues, but Democrat-turned-Independent Joe Lieberman can’t. Neither can Right-wing Democrats like Max Baucus. Ceding those two to the Republicans still leaves the Democrats 51 votes, and they only need 50, with the tie-breaking vote, Vice President Biden, presumed to favor Democrats, since he is one.

Prof. West said the system the President endorses “is tilted against poor people, against working people, disproportionately Black and Brown and Red … There’s simply no mention of poor people’s plight. Look for example of juvenile justice … the Juvenile Justice-Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 needs to be re-authorized. It’s been two years now, no re-authorization from either the Obama Administration or the public bureaucracy. Even our dear brother Eric Holder doesn’t seem to want to move on it.

“Meaning what? Low priority for those young people, disproportionately poor Black and Brown and Red who are getting locked into a system that leads them toward the Prison-Industrial Complex. Why is that so? Why is it such a low priority?! It’s very clear [from] the people that are around Pres. Obama, the economic team: Pro-Wall Street, pro-olicarchy, pro-plutocracy in terms of preoccupation with investment bankers, very little concern about jobs for everyday people, very little concern about homes for everyday people, about transforming the conditions that deal with some of this crime out here, with all of this terrorism taking place between poor people and other poor people: Young folk being killed every day in Chicago, Los Angeles and so forth:  It is a national emergency! It’s a matter of national security as much as Afghanistan, but very little talk about it.

“So we’re talking not just about individuals, we’re talking about a particular arrangement of privilege, of plutocracy and oligarchy that downplay poor people and working people, and those of us who love poor people and working people will not put up with it!” Proudly defiant Baptist theologian and Socialist philosopher Prof. West told Amy Goodman “Charles Rangel is my brother. I pray for his wellbeing. At the same time, we know that Congress has become very much a kind of site of legalized Bribery and normalized corruption.

“So any time you enter Congress there are the seductions of that corruption and that Bribery, and many do fall prey to it … and it seems in this particular case that we have another example, unfortunately – because I do have a deep love for my brother Charles Rangel – he’s been there for (what?) forty years now (in some ways one could argue that he stayed even too long) – but the level of Bribery and corruption in Congress cuts across the board. It’s just not Charles Rangel. It’s just not primarily Black congressmen and -women. It’s White and Red and others, and unfortunately it’s a sign of the degree to which our political system is so broken, the degree to which the banks and corporations have got such a stranglehold on Congress. It’s no accident that so many fellow citizens have very little confidence in the ability of Congress to do the people’s work. It’s a sad moment …”

“… Citizens are so disgusted with the system in which we find ourselves … In the last election, 53% of the voters had no confidence in the Democratic Party and 52% of the voters had no confidence in the Republican Party. … We’re seeing the slow demise of a two-party system. The Tea Party movement on the Right is going to end up just as disappointed with the Republican establishment as progressives like myself are disappointed with the Obama Administration. You’re beginning to see possibilities of new kinds of motion, momentum, maybe even movements against the Two-Party system, because the two Parties themselves are so corrupt: Mean-spirited cold-hearted Republicans and spineless milquetoast Democrats. What about poor people?! What about working people?! They deserve better. We deserve better.”

Dr. West is Professor of African-American studies and Religion at Princeton University.

by normanb

Update: Salazar Proposes Institutionalizing Bribery for More Oil Drilling

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UPDATE: Salazar Proposes Institutionalizing Bribery for More Oil Drilling — by Norman B ("Deviations from the Norm")

Secretary of Sleaze Salazar today proposed that Oil Drilling continue and that a new Agency be placed under him that would accept payments directly from Oil companies. What a crook.