A citizen sighted high-speed Drones flying over Denver, Colorado, and videotaped them. The local Fox TV station taped them too, and asked what they can be. NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command), 70 miles to the South, said it didn’t notice them. Colorado just Legalized Marijuana.
600 miles to the East, at Ft. Leavenworth Federal Prison in Kansas, Political Prisoner Bradley Manning is held indefinitely for whistleblowing: That is, he’s being held – and according to the UN he was Tortured by Obama’s forces – for allegedly protecting his nation from criminal acts committed by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others in high Government posts.
On Halloween Amy Goodman reported on Democracy Now! that a US Border Patrol sharpshooter in a helicopter Murdered two Guatemalans on the US-Mexico border because he suspected they were possessing drugs. The report begins at 3:53 of the following clip.
This reminds one of the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) massacre Murders of Honduran pregnant women, some men, and at least one child in May, as reported by Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now! These Murder victims were also accused of drug possession by the US. In this case, a US State Department helicopter accompanied the US DEA helicopter from which the US-paid killers shot the poor people. I would like to know if President Obama personally authorized the slaughter of these pregnant women and children, or if he authorized Covering Up their Murders. I would further like to know if Secretary of State Clinton was in the State Department helicopter that participated in the massacre.
I don’t know if President Obama personally gave the order to kill the pregnant women, or if he just generally empowered employees of the DEA and the Border Patrol to Murder anyone suspected of Marijuana possession. One hopes that he didn’t empower US forces to Murder anyone suspected of being Hispanic or Latino, as he appears to have ordered against Muslims and Arabs. Obama’s reign of terror has also brought on the Murders of hundreds of journalists, in both Mexico and Honduras; but that’s a story for a different article.
Most drug enforcement efforts in this country and Mexico are aimed at Marijuana. In the Honduras massacre, the suspicion may have been Marijuana, Hashish, or Cocaine. Murdering people on suspicion of anything is an Atrocity, and in the two cases cited above, these were War Crimes, committed by our Government, apparently shielded from prosecution by our President and by Attorney General Eric Holder. The Murderers had no right to kill these people. Even if President Obama gave the DEA and Border Patrol permission to kill any suspected drug possessors or Latinos, even if Obama did that, these barbaric killers of the DEA and Border Patrol still need to be arrested for Murder. All of them.
Why does President Obama push to have people who may be possessing Marijuana killed? Why does he block Skin Cancer patients from access to the malady’s anecdotal cure, Rick Simpson Oil? What does President Obama have to gain by subjecting Skin Cancer to painful and unnecessary deaths? Is it because Marijuana can be grown in such a way and in such quantities that it can replace all our Petroleum, Coal, and Nuclear Power usage with Clean Energy that does not emit any Greenhouse Gases? Yes it is: Why? Money.
President Obama claims that he wants the United States to be Energy Independent, but that’s obviously a lie: As cited below, Lund University in Sweden proved Jack Herer’s hypothesis that, by growing Cannabis Hemp (Marijuana) on just 6% of our arable land, we can be Energy Independent on Hempen Clean Fuels in just two months, and we, the United States, would then no longer be contributing to Global Warming. What’s more, by no longer importing Petroleum or Petroleum products, we can instantly flip our disastrous Trade Deficit into a Trade Surplus – because our Petroleum-related imports are larger than our Trade Deficit.
President Obama yesterday said that his Administration has not done enough to address Climate Change. As far as I know, that is the only true statement he has ever made relating to Climate Science: Remember the Debate, when he Superstitiously bragged that he had laid enough Pipe to wrap the world with Oil and Gas Pipelines too many times? Remember the Debate, when he Superstitiously ridiculed his opponent Mitt Romney for once blocking a filthy Coal-burning plant from killing more children?
Remember the last two years’ ANOHOs (Annual Northeast Obama Hurricanes in October)? Obama learned by December 2010 (at the latest) at the Copenhagen Climate Conference that Earth’s climate had reached its tipping point. But instead of doing something about it, he pumped enough Oil and laid enough Pipe and Mined enough Coal to cause the biggest hurricane of all time, Superstorm Sandy.
But with President Obama’s program of selling out US citizens on Global Warming to make more money for BP and his other Oily cronies, next year’s ANOHO will very likely be an even bigger Superstorm than Sandy!
With President Obama’s insane, stupid, and expensive Bribery idea of pumping Petroleum through a giant Pipeline to Texas(!) [which already has plenty of Oil], he remains in complete denial of Global Warming: The most anti-science President we’ve ever had, and just at the time that we need a President who can tell the truth about Climate Change without having to consider how big a Bribe BP is going to give him and his Interior Secretary, Ken “Horse Burgers” Salazar.
Speaking of BP, looks like they just made a ridiculous deal. As reported here at FDL at the time, BP was ‘paying people off’ by paying them only the estimate of what they would have earned in two years without the BP Oil Spew in the Gulf of Mexico. But many of these people lost something worth many times that much, for their families had fished the Gulf for generations. They lost the family business, and BP, with Obama’s help, paid them a disgraceful pittance. Also, the Coast Guard was supposed to protect our coast, and should have prevented that Chemical Company from spraying that toxic Dispersant, which may have permanently ruined Gulf waters, including the seafood.
David Letterman last night, when introducing Steely Dan’s Donald Fagan to perform his new song Fix the Weather in the World, said “I was into Steely Dan. I’d smoke a lot of weed.” His band director Paul Schaefer seemed to agree: “That was you!” Letterman confirmed: “That was me!” One must hope, for his own safety, that President Obama and the DEA don’t suspect that Letterman is now in possession of pot. But even if he is, Leave him alone, Mr. President!
Tomorrow, the Green-Rainbow Party will hold its Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts, beginning at 9 am. 2012 Presidential candidate Jill Stein will speak there, and 2012 Green Vice Presidential nominee Cheri Honkala will be the Keynote Speaker. You should attend if you can. And if you’re passing through Western Massachusetts on the way to Worcester, and you’d like to carpool, please let me know, because, otherwise, I’ll be on my way walking. But I’ll be there at the Convention for sure, I wouldn’t miss it. Giant Green Women From Earth!
(UPDATE: This part is over: It was a smashing success!)
Presidential Contender Jill Stein issues Major Statement on Marijuana (to Mark 4/20) — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s campaign just issued a bold statement on Marijuana and hemp policy, released today, to mark the 4/20 Marijuana-smoking holiday. Here’s her statement in its entirety, followed by my supplemental information.
In a speech to tens of thousands of marijuana reform advocates at the 420 rally in Denver, Colorado, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein took the Obama administration to task for its continuing assault on medical marijuana clinics in California, Colorado and other states.
Dr. Stein, a physician and public health advocate, noted that hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from chronic pain and cancers are benefiting from the availability of medical marijuana under state laws. She said that one of her first actions as President would be to “order the DEA and the Justice Department to cease and desist all attempts to harass or prosecute medical marijuana clinics or other legitimate marijuana-related businesses that are operating under state laws.”
Stein advocates regulating marijuana in a similar way to alcohol, and has long supported legalization of that drug. According to Stein, this would prevent billions of dollars in profits from pouring into the black market, and would greatly reduce the violence associated with illegal marijuana sales. She feels it would also reduce underage marijuana use, as well as allowing the commercial operations to pay appropriate taxes, thus helping to balance budgets and fund programs to reduce drug abuse.
Stein noted that the DEA has placed marijuana in the most dangerous category of drugs (Schedule 1) along with heroin and LSD. Stein said that she would direct DEA to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 and place it in a more appropriate category as determined by medical science.
According to Stein, “President Obama promised to use a science-based approach to public policy. But when it comes to marijuana, he has continued the unscientific policies of George Bush, and has even gone far beyond Bush in his attacks upon medical marijuana clinics. He supports the irrational classification of marijuana in the most dangerous drug category, and he supports the ban on commercial hemp growing. This is mania-based policy, not science-based policy.”
Stein criticized President Obama for promoting a George W. Bush appointee, Michele Leonhart, to be head of the Drug Enforcement Agency. According to Stein, Leonhart has a history of “overzealous” attacks on legitimate drug use, and has been behind the attacks on medical marijuana. “The President promised us change, but in promoting Michele Leonhart he gave us more of the same. One of the first things I would do as President would be to fire Michele Leonhart.”
Stein has toured the country calling for a Green New Deal that would create 25 million sustainable jobs to end unemployment in America, and shift to a new, more democratic economy and politics. “As part of this, I want to see a thriving commercial hemp industry providing food, fiber, and other products from the hemp plant. This will be good for the environment and good for our economy. A win/win solution is within reach if we can just shake off the Bush/Obama past and embrace a rational, effective drug policy for the 21st century.”
In December, when Jill Stein’s Presidential candidacy had just begun, here at FireDogLake.com, I wrote and published a similar, even more detailed statement on Marijuana from her campaign. It was withdrawn 10 hours later for logistical reasons, but that information’s dissemination may have (partially?) triggered one very important national development:
A plank of that December Marijuana platform called for the release of Marijuana/hemp Political Prisoners, including longtime Medical Rights activist Dana Beal of the Youth International Party. Hours after Presidential candidate Jill Stein demanded Dana Beal’s release [through my words in this column], a judge ordered him released. While the article and its demand were still posted, Dana was brought before a judge. He was prepared. He made an impassioned self-defense. Then he had a heart attack.
Beal was rushed to the hospital for a multiple-bypass operation. Soon, the judge ordered his release. Here are some things that the judge may have considered in making that decision:
~ Jill Stein, at the time President Obama’s only actual clear opponent, had apparently demanded his release;
~ Billionaire activist/philanthropist George Soros [according to Beal's defense] now intended to financially support Beal’s efforts to end people’s addictions to Heroin and other drugs with Ibogaine (Many addicts find that their physical cravings are gone after one Ibogaine experience, and that mental reliance on their substance of choice has been ‘restructured’ away as well);
~ Dana made a damn good speech – it’s out there on the net;
~ It was cheaper for the state to have the newly-operated-on Dana Beal out of custody while he was still recuperating from the surgery and in need of so much medical help.
This is my own independent opinion now, not from the Stein campaign: Dana Beal is a true hero. Millions of people are going to die from Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, ALS, Skin Cancer, and many other maladies over the next few years. Many or most of those deaths could be long delayed and the patients’ suffering relieved with medical Cannabis. These Americans do not deserve to die simply because our President and others in our Government discriminate against them and lie about the safety of Marijuana, while accepting money from the herb’s competitors: Oil, Natural Gas, Plastics, Pipe Lines, Fracking, Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco, financiers, and so on.
Dana Beal acted to defend these unfortunate medical patients that our Government is trying to kill by withholding their medicine. We can all see by now that in this case, Dana Beal is correct and truthful, while Barack Obama’s Government is lying for money in order to hurt American citizens. As I type this, Showtime is showing the documentary Square Grouper, informing us that 80% of the citizens of Everglades City, Florida, were sent to Federal Prison for Marijuana. This is Madness.
Dana Beal is now scheduled to be sentenced for carrying medical Marijuana on December 29. When trials or sentencing are scheduled between Christmas and New Years, it’s because the Government is trying to Cover Up what it’s doing in the trial. In this case, it looks like the Obama Administration’s DEA intends to make an example of Heroic Political Prisoner Dana Beal!
Do you think that Dana Beal didn’t know that he would become a Political Prisoner?! I’m confident his friends, and people he’d just met, warned him every day for decades that he was going to be arrested for his political activities. Many times he was. He’s already locked up again, awaiting sentencing. Does anybody know what has happened to the rest of the Yippies? Here’s a hint: Lots of them became Political Prisoners too, or worse. Dana Beal was doing the right thing, the courageous thing. He did the dangerous thing, in order to help people who are suffering horribly. Don’t let him be locked away for it!
Some MS patients cans still walk today because they smoked medical Marijuana. Our Government’s efforts in cases like this will end their ambulatory days earlier, as well as their lives.
It is a propaganda campaign, a ruse, an attempt to Cover Up, rationalize, legitimize, and ‘justify’ the Intrigues and Murders by the Obama Death Squads (ODS) in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Central and South America, and island nations.
With aid from Intelligence, this video about a minor African warlord suddenly went viral, just in time. So far, the Cover-Up is working.
Millions of mentally ill individuals are now promoting the pro-Assassination video, and sending zillions of dollars to invisible children! How do we know that they are mentally ill? Only the mentally ill join lynch mobs:
Even if they were sane before they signed on to the Murder Conspiracy, once they threw their support behind it, each of them consciously decided to Murder Mr. Kony, who is Black … believe me, while they are participating in the lynch mob, each of them is certifiably violently insane.
I’ve been sad to see some here at FireDogLake passing along lynch mob info without forcefully opposing it. Try to remember, killing people is wrong. Jesus even said so. Here’s an exposé of Kony 2012. [This is soundtrack only, so (if you're a multi-tasker) you can play the sound on another tab as you read on.] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE4Z_iUTuw8
Get with the program! Get with the group! Get with the mob!
Kony 2012 swamped the news, it was all over! You know what else was in the news? A stupid, relatively meaningless Republican race that nobody cares about. The Republicans aren’t even trying to win, because they know they could never elect somebody as far-Right as Obama: Oh, they keep pretending they don’t like him, and keep running against him, but the far-Right Republicans have never had it so good!
Rick Santorum is just jumping up and down waving his arms around screaming ‘I’m the Stupid candidate! I’m the anti-environment candidate! I’m the dangerous candidate! If you don’t vote for Obama, then you’reStupid!‘ Obama is truly the most effective Republican President since Grant.
What is Covered Up: Meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden was down in Central America palling around with the world’s most Murderous monster, Honduran Dictator “Pinochet” Lobo, boss of the most active and notorious Obama Death Squad.
Pinochet Lobo’s ODS Murdered at least 20 journalists and 75 lawyers in Honduras during the run-up to Biden’s visit. Reporters were slaughtered throughout the region, in what can only be described as a bloodbath. (That article’s coming, and I’ll link at the end of this one.)
Obama Death Squads also Murdered at least 20 more journalists in Mexico and throughout the region. I don’t yet have stats on lawyer Murders in Mexico and the rest of Central America.
All authorities see Agosto Pinochet as a horrible bloody monster. And it is Pinochet’s career that Lobo’s Obama Death Squad seeks to emulate and duplicate in triplicate. Obama and Biden and Clinton must stop supporting these Assassinations by Pinochet Lobo’s ODS.
Obama used the Kony old news to ‘legitimize’ his invasion of Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and recently “independent” South Sudan, five months ago in October 2011.
And, here’s some disgusting pro-Murder propaganda directly from the US Government, President Obama’s Propaganda Minister Jay Carney expressing the Obama Administration’s support for the propaganda effort.
Nearly five thousand people have been reported lynched in the US. 73% of them have been Black. So far.
There are of course the obvious parallels in the Kony lynch mob to our collective insanity when we the American people joined in bloodthirsty lynch mobs against dark-skinned Muslims like Dictator Saddam Hussein and that terrible TV star Osama bin Laden.
Oh, yeah, and the lynch mob that killed that poor Black Somali child trying to protect African resources – you know, the kid that President Obama called a “pirate” and ordered him shot. He might have been a Muslim too.
But I am struck by two other parallels.
I made a pilgrimage to Rosewood, Florida, with my partner and chicks in tow, a decade-and-a-half ago. But there is no Rosewood, Florida. You can go there, but there’s no there there. Not anymore.
We looked at what isn’t left of Rosewood, then we got the hell out of there; because, well, I had my family with me, and to this day not only are Black people still not welcome in that part of Florida, but pilgrims and sympathetic gawkers at the site of the Atrocity are definitely not allowed either.
The world’s first viral video, Birth of a Nation with its heroes the Ku Klux Klan, swept the nation like a storm in 1915. Democratic President Woodrow Wilson of Virginia watched it, and said it was “So true!”
What was true [according to the film] was President Ulysses S. Grant had unjustly occupied the South to enforce Voting Rights, Civil Rights, and Human Rights during Reconstruction after the Civil War. The film said that after the evil Grant was out of office, the KKK came in and freed the South from the carpetbaggers.
The film said the problem with universal Civil Rights is that Black people are unequal savages! Black men were raping White women, the viral video said. Immediately after the film’s debut, the KKK re-formed at Stone Mountain Georgia and lynched a Jew.
Thousands of Blacks were lynched throughout the country over the next decade-and-a-half. Somebody in Rosewood saw the movie, or heard about it, or knew about the fad.
Out of many Racist incidents in Florida in the early 1920s, Wikipedia sites this particular race riot as a precursor to the Rosewood Atrocity:
“In December 1922, a white mob burned a black man to death for the murder of a white school teacher in Perry, 75 miles (121 km) from Rosewood, and then burned down the black Masonic Lodge and other black institutions, including a school and a church. The Perry lynching was covered on the front page of The Gainesville Daily Sun for a week in December 1922, heightening tensions in the region.”
The next month at the all-White Masonic Lodge in Sumner, near Rosewood, instigators insisted that a Black Rosewood resident had raped a White woman. No proof. Were these people the KKK? That’s ambiguous. We don’t know if they wore hoods and robes after they left the Masonic Lodge. We do know a Black janitor was working there. He was also a Freemason.
We do know that rules of Masonic etiquette required that the Black Mason not betray the confidence of his White superiors. But some historians surmise that he did go warn Black residents. The White lynch mob killed people and burned the place to the ground. We’ll never know how many Blacks were Murdered that night in Rosewood.
In the early 1980s, the St. Petersburg Times exposed the Rosewood Massacre. To deflect criticism generated by that article, in 1993 the Florida Legislature began investigating the Massacre. In 1997, a film about the Massacre came out, but it didn’t get the kind of viral promotion that Kony 2012 did.
In 2004, to deflect criticism generated by film, “the State of Florida declared Rosewood a Florida Heritage Landmark and erected a historical marker on State Road 24 that names the victims and describes the community’s destruction,” according to Wiki.
What Wiki can’t tell you is this: If you go to that marker, if you see that awful site, you will not be welcomed there. You will be even more of a sitting duck than my family and I were when we went there. You’ll be a worse sitting duck than the people of Rosewood themselves:
Do NOT get out of the car! First, turn the car around. If you have good enough telescopy, you can read the sign or photograph it. Hit the gas and get the hell out. Please. These people are nobody to fuck with.
And remember: To get back to civilization from the Rosewood killing fields, it’s eleven-and-a-half miles of thin road through flat desolate swampland where anybody can see you, and nobody would grieve if something happened to you. If you went to look at that marker, you are either a nigger or a nigger-lover. Get out of there quick; but, whatever you do, don’t get pulled over!
Three years before the Rosewood Massacre, Sir James Frazer published his monumental 12-volume study The Golden Bough, which through interpolative Cultural Anthropology tells the story of the disgusting violent prehistorical slime pit out of which our current humanity has finally emerged. Or have we emerged?!
Royal families marry within royal families. This has gone on for thousands of years [that we know of]. It may have gone on thousands of years before history was recorded in written language. Yet everyone in the slime pit could see that the sperm and blood of the King and a Virgin would cause the fields to be fertile. And it was damn important for the fields to be fertile.
But if they killed the Kings every year, those Kings wouldn’t be to able breed a super race of ruler-class demi-gods, with vestigial tails from all the inbreeding. (No, they’re not lizards from Mars. Don’t be fooled by those scaly tails. They’re just inbred.) Kings determined that Kings were needed alive. They got a substitute for the King. They got him a Tanist.
Now, instead of ritually killing the King every year, the people could rejoice in treating a Tanist as King for a day, or for a year, and then killing him instead of the King. It’s such a simple way to treat simple-minded people already mind-numbed by the prevalent propaganda. Just get them chanting like the people in the Kony 2012 viral video.
UN Security Council Votes Unanimously to Cover Up Obama-Saleh Yemen War Crimes, Maintain Murderous Regime, Help Dictator Escape Justice — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
In this video from this morning’s Democracy Now!, newly crowned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkul Karman pleads for New Yorkers/Americans to join her protest at the UN at 3pm today. As one can read in the CNN link below, the Security Council passed the cover-up measure despite her protest.
The UN cover-up appears to be aimed at protecting dictators Ali Abdullah Saleh and Barack Obama from international prosecution for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity they committed which were revealed by Wikileaks, which exposed separate direct communications wherein Saleh Criminally Conspired with Barack Obama, US Secretary State Hillary Clinton, and then-Secretary of Defense David Petraeus (who is now director of the Central Intelligence Agency).
Karman in the Democracy Now! video above decries the frequent Murders of peaceful protesters by Obama Death Squad (ODS) snipers still going on, and the ODS political Assassinations of Yemeni Journalists in the past two days and the past two weeks. Without mentioning Obama by name, she asserts that these Murders are atrocities.
In what looks like a direct threat against Karman in revenge for her winning of the Nobel Peace Prize last week, two days after the award, an ODS sniper Murdered a 20-year-old woman who was peacefully protesting at a large demonstration in Karman’s hometown Taiz. This marks the first time in Yemen that ODS has Assassinated a woman (though Obama Death Squad Assassins in Mexico routinely Murder women).
Speaking of cover-ups, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman came on Democracy Now! this morning calling for people to come protest this outrage with her: This UN agreement prevents the investigation. It helps Saleh escape now; it helps Obama, Clinton, and Betray Us escape later. It keeps the same dictatorship in power, but changes the figurehead.
Here’s the cover-up: No US news source covered the protest, with the new Nobel laureate protesting the UN covering up our President’s War Crimes at the United Nations building in New York City. If it’s not in the news, maybe we can pretend it never happened. I’ll venture a guess that there was a demonstration, maybe even including Occupiers. I may never know.
Japan Quake Fallout Shows US Severely Endangered By President Obama’s Nuclear Lies and Dems’ Abandonment of Clean Energy — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
(What kind of a show job –?! I mean who? or how could somebody talk Japan as a country into heavily relying on/investing in Nuclear installments, after Japan’s unwanted experiments with Nuclear Fallout in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Seems stupid, doesn’t it? Look in the mirror.)
Today on MSNBC’s morning news show, former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough (“Joe the Dumb Guy” who replaced “Tucker the Dumb Guy” [McCain campaign personality Tucker Carlson] – on the show now titled “Morning Joe”) encouraged unthinking people to believe President Obama’s frequent lies about the Global Warming forced by Nuclear Energy usage. In the midst of horrific details on explosions and leakages at Japanese Nuclear Power plants, a talking head reminded us that we “still need it,” because it [Nuclear Energy] “has no carbon footprint.”
This is what you call a “lie of omission.” For, though Nuclear Energy does not leave a carbon footprint like Oil and Coal, it does leave a terrible Global Warming footprint from its Nitrous Oxide emissions. Nitrous Oxide (N2O) warms our air 310 times as badly as CO2, pound-for-pound. Energy investors profit if voters think that Nuclear Energy impacts climate much less than it actually does. And the Republicrat brand profits if the US public is duped into believing the President’s lies about Nuclear safety and lack of Greenhouse consequences from Nuclear Power.
For the umpteenth time: Nuclear Energy is a very dangerous and expensive way to boil water. To attain Nuclear Power, Uranium (sometimes mixed with Plutonium and/or Thorium) is dissolved in Nitric Acid. The resultant hot gases boil water that turns turbines to mechanically produce electricity. The Global Warming gas N2O was already emitted during the production of the Nitric Acid, long before the Nuclear Reaction that the acid facilitates.
Even the President’s own EPA (which lyingly categorizes both Nuclear Power and Coal as “Clean Energy”) cites Nitric Acid production as the third most prolific cause of N2O pollution, after Nitrogen Fertilizers and burning fossil fuels. Yet the President says Nuclear Energy is safe and it causes no Global Warming.
But remember what President Pinocchio said about Oil spills, and how we don’t have them any more, just days before the BP disaster. Then he allowed massive for-profit spraying of toxic dispersants, which will poison our lands, our waters, and our air for untold decades. He proclaimed Mission Accomplished, meanwhile lying about appointing an impartial decision-maker to get “fair” money to people whose livelihoods were ruined by the BP Oil disaster.
That man, whom President Bushbama claimed was impartial, was proven to be taking money from … guess who. His “fair” deals included paying desperate people off with one-and-a-half years’ worth of income for a business that had been in their family four generations.
Then Pinocchio’s FDA claimed that Gulf seafood was completely safe to eat, even though it never had been before, and even though the petroleum couldn’t have helped to make it safe. He claimed to be eating the tainted food himself, and he used his own children in a photo op to trick people into thinking that it was safe to swim in the Gulf. The photographer later revealed that the President’s children were never actually in the Gulf waters in the photographs. To top it all off, the EPA started P-ing on us again, claiming that the Oil is gone.
And some Democrats are screaming ‘What else can we do?!’ You mean: What else, instead of heating up the globe to the breaking point? Instead of endangering the public with danger Nukes? Instead of lying that it’s safe? Instead of sending in mercenaries to help Obama’s thugs murder democracy activitsts in the slave-state Bahrain? What else can we do?
You can do what I did. You can quit the Democratic Party. I was a lifelong Democrat until recently. But now, as far as I can tell, the Democratic Party stands for:
2. Covering Up Torture;
3. Kangaroo Kourts wherein Tortured defendants plead Guilty to what they confessed while being Tortured (even though in legitimate trials with competent counsel in the US, defendents never plead Guilty);
4. Protecting Middle Eastern dictators’ Oil products and the routes thereto by having the US 5th Fleet of Cowards impose slavery on 56% of the people in Bahrain;
5.Hiring mercenaries to murder people who push for democracy in Bahrain;
6. Lying about how we get our energy, and about how safe and how clean it is.
That’s what it means to be a Democrat in today’s world. In modern society, no one would confuse an American Democrat with a real small-d democrat.
Meeropol on Political Prisoners (John Sinclair, Bradley Manning), Torture Victims (Manning), Whistle-Blowers (Julian Assange, Thomas Paine), Press Freedom (Jane Hamsher, Paine), the IGLO Alternative Political Convention — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
Tireless Human Rights activist Robert Meeropol spoke to the Thomas Paine Society in Amherst, Massachusetts, on January 29, 2011. Meeropol and his brother were small children when their parents Julius and Ether Rosenberg were executed by the United States. Officially, young Robert Meeropol’s mother was executed for typing. The execution of the Rosenbergs (primarily for their political beliefs, because they were Jewish, and to fire up the American Right Wing) is internationally considered one of the most important Crimes Against Humanity of the 20th Century.
The world was in dire straits four weeks ago, four days after Egypt’s Jan. 25 Revolultion began. It was just weeks after the January 2011 Assassination mayhem, and scant weeks before President Obama would order the Federal investigation of those shootings closed down. The speaker for the Thomas Paine Society talked of the things listed in the above headline. He noted that Meeropol’s appearance made this the largest meeting the TPS ever had.
Paine was an important Founding Father, pamphleteer, and political philosopher. He is best known for his pamphlet Common Sense, but was quite prolific. He was an important whistle-blower in the new republic.
The T. Paine Society’s speakers and Robert Meeropol and I all expressed the same concerns. I had just self-published a pamphlet on Manning-Assange-Hamsher-Wikileaks, and disseminated it among college students at the University of Massachusetts. Meeropol read my pamphlet, and signed it large, like John Hancock. I’ll reproduce it below.
I told Mr. Meeropol that legendary political prisoner John Sinclair was coming to Amherst-Northampton this April to participate in the IGLO radical political Convention, and to speak and perform at our annual Extravaganja pro-Marijuana rally on the Amherst town common. “I know John,” he assured me.
Meeropol said he may not be able to speak at the rally, which will be Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17. He asked me to be in touch with him about it, and about him sending a statement or Skyping the rally or Convention, if he can’t be there.
IGLO stands for Independents, Greens, Libertarians, and Others. (Others includes Democrats, Republicans, unregistered, et cetera.) Most people and parties in our nation agree on three principles that the two corporate parties eschew: (1) Ending the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; (2) ending Prohibition; and (3) restoring Human Rights/Civil Rights.
Those missing Rights in need of restoration include many parts of the Bill of Rights, Habeas Corpus, Geneva Conventions, Bill of Attainder, Ex Post Facto, Abolition of Slavery. The IGLO Convention will open April 14, 2011, in Northampton, Massachusetts, with a Keynote speech, and then, the very first Presidential Debate of the new election cycle. Candidates who agree on the three guiding principles above are invited. Three have already accepted.
My pamphlet’s statement signed by Robert Meeropol:
Urge President Obama to HALT the Torture of Wiki-Leaks Hero Bradley Manning!
White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
The Tunisian people overthrew their Government a few days ago, after Wiki-Leaks revealed crimes of their leaders and ours. The Obama Administration has ordered US college students not to read Wiki-Leaks, but you can still read about the Torture of political prisoner Bradley Manning, the US Army Private accused of heroic information leaking that revealed crimes of our leaders and leaders of other countries.
Torture is a Crime Against Humanity. Torture is un-American and inhuman. Punishing someone based on suspicion is unconstitutional. Sunday (1/23/11), the US Military arrested Journalist Jane Hamsher and Manning’s friend David House, who together revealed Manning’s Torture to the world.
The Obama Administration has warned US college students that they face Government retaliation if they comment on Wiki-Leaks, but you can still comment on Torture. Urge President Obama: Halt ALL Torture and Assassinations of citizens. Urge the President to turn over all Torturers to the International Court of Justice in the Hague to be prosecuted for Crimes Against Humanity. Ask a non-student to read Wiki-Leaks for you. You’ll be shocked.
Obama Declines Making BP Pay, Picks Betrayer of 9/11 Families to Push Gulf Families Around — by NormanB ("Deviations from the Norm")
Kenneth Feinberg took 33 months for the 9/11 payout, and prevented 3% of the families from getting anything. He was appointed by far-right Republican John Ashcroft. Many families said Feinberg’s forces pressured them to sign agreements or get nothing.
Remember: The 9/11 rescuers faced extremely toxic conditions, which the Government claimed were OK, just as BP now prevents clean-up workers from wearing protective gear and respirators. Many of these people are already sick. Many will likely die of cancer and respiratory distress from helping clean up. Maybe BP should pay some of those health costs, and for the workers’ funerals if necessary.
That $20 billion is INSTEAD of seizing all of BP’s assets to hire the millions of workers needed 8 weeks ago to keep Oil off the shores and to clean up the spill. If that BP $20 billion offer were true, we could hire one million workers right away, but BP won’t finish paying that $20 billion for 3 years. So, 3 years from now we can hire the million workers we needed 8 weeks ago, but then we’ll be completely out of assets from BP. We will have brought in no new ships or equipment or expertise.
$20 billion dollars is one-and-a-half cents apiece to Americans for what they lost in this Gulf disaster. Is that what each of you figures you lost? Is 1.5 cents about how much your portion of the Gulf shore was worth? And what about the citizens who lived in beach communities, the land owners and business owners, and the people who worked there? And the families whose generations-old businesses are now sunk? $0.015 sound good to you? How about the people who used to eat seafood from the oyster beds permanently destroyed by poisonous dispersant sprayed to make the Oil slicks sink so they won’t look so bad on the surface. I bet a penny-and-a-half’ll satisfy’em.
So if we get the $20 billion today, we can get ready to start the clean-up by hiring the one million workers we needed 8 weeks ago. We’ll still need them long after the first year, but that $20 billion will be gone immediately, as soon as we hire them for a year (@$20,000). Then we need at least $20 billion more to bring the ships, equipment and expertise for the clean-up. But BP won’t have to pay any of that. They don’t even have to finish paying the first $20 billion until 3 years from now. The workers will get $20,000 the first year, and $0 for the rest of their lives.
The spew started 2 months ago. We should start preparing for it to hit the beaches as soon as possible.
… and CBS Up To The Minute News reported from a comfortable office in New York at 5am this morning, the US military knows from the videotape that the mass murderer saw the children in the Afghanistan convoy before deciding to kill them. He was at Breech Air Force Base in Nevada. US Minister of Propaganda, General Stanley McChrystal, confirmed that he has reprimanded four senior officers and two junior officers over the murders. The murderer may be among those reprimanded. Gen. McChrystal blamed "inaccurate drone support," and said we must learn from our "mistake."
But the US Military is supposed to protect US citizens, not subject them and their children to the risk of letting a mass murderer of children drive around in Nevada. I am guessing that there may be children missing in Nevada or neighboring states. The man is obviously a danger to US citizens and a danger to our Military. Did all six of those reprimanded OK the mass murder of children? And they aren’t even arrested?! They’re still in the US Military, after using Coward Drones to murder children?!
Premeditated murder of children is a War Crime of the highest degree. The murderer and his six co-conspirators (whose wrists were slapped) should be turned over the Hague for War Crimes prosecution. Gen. McChrystal should be fired and probably arrested for lying to protect War Criminals.
US officials often express regret that Coward Drone attacks create enemies, whose presence is then used to justify spending money on more Coward Drone attacks. US officials express no regret over the growing reputation of the US Military as a pack of cowards.
Flagrant Human Rights Violations and flagrant War Crimes are routinely covered up by the US and its Military, as in Oil mogul Robert Gates’s recent decision to not prosecute, and and to thereby cover up the US Military’s assassination of Reuters journalists in Iraq, shown in graphic video at the link below.
Then there’s the case of harboring international kidnappers. Americans kidnapped a man in Italy, thinking it would be OK, since he was an Arab whom they intended to torture. They did torture him. Italy called for extradition of the kidnappers. President Obama blocked extradition, betraying justice and ignoring the law, and harbored the fugitives. He continues to harbor those fugitives and the others cited above.
Detroit: Coward Cops Kill Kid, Torture Father, Falsely Arrest Grandmother, Tell Kid’s Lawyer "Shut up!" (And it’s all for reality TV entertainment!) — by NormanB ("Deviations from the Norm")
Every bully is a coward. Cowardice is what it takes to be a bully, to be willing to hurt the defenseless.
Because the children in the family were Black, the TV producer knew atrocities would be OK, and they make such good television! All Black people look like dangerous criminals to people who watch reality crime TV, a group of neo-fascist morons who enjoy watching dishonest cowardly cops brutalize and commit crimes against US citizens. (I have tried to monitor these shows, but after viewing 4 or 5 serious crimes committed by the police (about 3 minutes of TV time), I am so sickened that I can’t watch anymore.
The highly entertaining Detroit video shows a violently insane coward committing a War Crime against an American family. Oh, I mean "against a Black family." The War Criminal, who should be turned over to the Hague, Netherlands, where War Crimes are prosecuted, has not been arrested by Detroit Police, or by Michigan State Police, or by the Federal Government. Then on the tape, another War Criminal, another coward, the murderer is shown committing First Degree Murder for Hire, shooting the little 7-year-old girl through her front window. The shooter was then rewarded with a paid vacation.
These two violently insane murdering War Criminals are being protected by prosecutors who have now made themselves criminals, by covering up the child’s murder by not filing murder charges. They (criminal cops and prosecutors) are obviously a danger to their community, a menace to society, and a threat to our country. Lots of police witnessed the crimes, but none or them arrested the murderer or his accomplice, the grenade tosser, or any of the other criminals present.
Police who falsely arrest a grandmother to cover up murder and War Crimes are obviously an extreme danger to the public. We need federal troops to Detroit, to arrest all of the murder and cover-up conspirators: The shooter and the grenade tosser, all Police personnel who witnessed or knew about the event yet made no arrest, the head of Detroit Police Internal Affairs, the TV producer who came up with the idea, the Police Chief, and the State’s Attorney (the last 2 are actively covering up the murder and War Crimes by not arresting the criminals and trying to shut up the victim’s attorney, the hero Geoffrey Fieger.)
And then there’s the Torture. That murdering pig grabbed the grieving father and tortured him by rubbing his face in his dead daughter’s still-warm blood. President Obama claims we don’t Torture. President Obama has worked very hard to cover up the Torture War Crimes of the Cheney Administration. Now he’s just as adamant to cover up the Torture and other War Crimes of his own Administration.
PRESIDENT OBAMA! ATTORNEY GENERAL HALTER! HAVE YOU NO DECENCY?! This IS and Emergency!
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