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https://plus.google.com/108159806542589378644 littlebytesnews : world wld not be in chaos>>RT @canadafreepress: CNN Poll: A regretful nation really wishes it had elected...
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https://plus.google.com/100306119890965432247 THOMAS HUGHES : The Impeachment Endgame Stop me, I dare you. Who's talking about impeachment? Democrats and their media...
The Impeachment Endgame

Stop me, I dare you.
Who's talking about impeachment? Democrats and their media lemmings, that's who. They want everyone to believe it's really a Republican scheme, but don't be fooled. Democrats need to motivate their base and raise some money with scary talk about impeaching the first black president.

Furthermore, all the impeachment talk may be softening the beaches ahead of Barack Obama issuing a mass immigration legalization executive order upon his return from another lavish vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Such an action would be a constitutionally impeachable offense. Democrats seem to be baiting Republicans into a corner where they say they have no plans for impeachment, giving Obama "more flexibility."

According to the Washington Examiner's Byron York, in recent days, "first lady Michelle Obama, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, White House spokesman Josh Earnest, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and others have raised the specter of an Obama impeachment." Clearly, it's a talking point.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) observed, "This might be the first White House in history that's trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president."

To be sure, there are a few Republicans talking about impeachment -- namely Sarah Palin, but she isn't exactly in a position to do much about it. In the House, where such proceedings would begin, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says impeachment would be on the table if Obama were to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. "From my standpoint, if the president [enacts more executive actions], we need to bring impeachment hearings immediately before the House of Representatives," King said.

Unfortunately, King is practically writing the Democrats' fundraising emails for them. And it's working. In the last week, Democrats have raised well over $3 million with fundraising pitches fueling speculation about impeachment.

This political game is one reason why Republican leadership opted instead for the weaker option of suing the president, focusing only on his illegal delay of ObamaCare's employer mandate. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) calls any talk of impeachment a Democrat "scam," and he insists, "We have no plans to impeach the president."

Article II, Section 4 sets a high bar for impeachment: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." It's happened only twice -- Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 -- and they were each acquitted by the Senate. Richard Nixon would have been impeached had he not first resigned.

Regrettably, impeachment is now little more than a political charade to motivate the bases of both parties while alienating the political middle. Democrats turned Clinton's impeachment into a three-ring circus, won his acquittal, and against all odds even picked up House seats in the 1998 midterm election. The damage went beyond that, however. Clinton not only evaded justice for his wrongdoing (which was far more serious than a fling with Monica Lewinsky), he undermined the usefulness and severity of impeachment as a check on the abuse of power.

As The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto argues, "Now that a presidential impeachment is a fairly recent memory, the prospect of impeachment is taken more seriously. But because of the defense Clinton mounted, the substance of impeachment has become trivialized."

Does Obama deserve to be impeached? Almost certainly -- especially if he grants amnesty without Congress. But that doesn't mean impeachment is an effective strategy. Even if the House voted to impeach Obama, there's no way two-thirds of Harry Reid's Senate would vote to convict, rendering the process ineffective. And it would likely inflict mortal damage to Republican hopes to retake the Senate in November.

Don't forget that if impeachment were to succeed, Joe Biden would take over. Perish the thought!

Obama has abused his power left and further left, constantly using that infamous pen in part to provoke impeachment. Numerous polls reveal the American people think he has exceeded his authority, and voters would even elect Mitt Romney in a do-over. Hindsight is 20/20. But while a majority of Republicans back impeachment, it's not an idea gaining much traction with the public.

Democrats' seeming strategy is a smart one. Republicans can't appear to be seeking impeachment, which gives Obama even greater latitude to force his will. Their end game marginalizes the GOP while advancing their agenda. For Republicans, that makes winning the Senate even more critical.
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https://plus.google.com/101659498915658526238 Paolo Sogeco : Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control...
Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force. And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to begin to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world’s largest open-air prison, where a million and a half people, in the most densely populated area of the world, are constantly subject to random and often savage terror and arbitrary punishment, with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade, and with the further goal of ensuring that Palestinian hopes for a decent future will be crushed and that the overwhelming global support for a diplomatic settlement that will grant these rights will be nullified.

The intensity of this commitment on the part of the Israeli political leadership has been dramatically illustrated just in the past few days, as they warn that they will “go crazy” if Palestinian rights are given limited recognition at the UN. That is not a new departure. The threat to “go crazy” (“nishtagea”) is deeply rooted, back to the Labor governments of the 1950s, along with the related “Samson Complex”: we will bring down the Temple walls if crossed. It was an idle threat then; not today.

The purposeful humiliation is also not new, though it constantly takes new forms. Thirty years ago political leaders, including some of the most noted hawks, submitted to Prime Minister Begin a shocking and detailed account of how settlers regularly abuse Palestinians in the most depraved manner and with total impunity. The prominent military-political analyst Yoram Peri wrote with disgust that the army’s task is not to defend the state, but “to demolish the rights of innocent people just because they are Araboushim (“niggers,” “kikes”) living in territories that God promised to us.”

Gazans have been selected for particularly cruel punishment. It is almost miraculous that people can sustain such an existence. How they do so was described thirty years ago in an eloquent memoir by Raja Shehadeh (The Third Way), based on his work as a lawyer engaged in the hopeless task of trying to protect elementary rights within a legal system designed to ensure failure, and his personal experience as a Samid, “a steadfast one,” who watches his home turned into a prison by brutal occupiers and can do nothing but somehow “endure.”

Since Shehadeh wrote, the situation has become much worse. The Oslo agreements, celebrated with much pomp in 1993, determined that Gaza and the West Bank are a single territorial entity. By then the US and Israel had already initiated their program of separating them fully from one another, so as to block a diplomatic settlement and punish the Araboushim in both territories.

Punishment of Gazans became still more severe in January 2006, when they committed a major crime: they voted the “wrong way” in the first free election in the Arab world, electing Hamas. Demonstrating their passionate “yearning for democracy,” the US and Israel, backed by the timid European Union, at once imposed a brutal siege, along with intensive military attacks. The US also turned at once to standard operating procedure when some disobedient population elects the wrong government: prepare a military coup to restore order.

Gazans committed a still greater crime a year later by blocking the coup attempt, leading to a sharp escalation of the siege and military attacks. These culminated in winter 2008-9, with Operation Cast Lead, one of the most cowardly and vicious exercises of military force in recent memory, as a defenseless civilian population, trapped with no way to escape, was subjected to relentless attack by one of the world’s most advanced military systems relying on US arms and protected by US diplomacy. An unforgettable eyewitness account of the slaughter — “infanticide” in their words — is given by the two courageous Norwegian doctors who worked at Gaza’s main hospital during the merciless assault, Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse, in their remarkable book Eyes in Gaza.

President-elect Obama was unable to say a word, apart from reiterating his heartfelt sympathy for children under attack — in the Israeli town Sderot. The carefully planned assault was brought to an end right before his inauguration, so that he could then say that now is the time to look forward, not backward, the standard refuge of criminals.

Of course, there were pretexts — there always are. The usual one, trotted out when needed, is “security”: in this case, home-made rockets from Gaza. As is commonly the case, the pretext lacked any credibility. In 2008 a truce was established between Israel and Hamas. The Israeli government formally recognizes that Hamas observed it fully. Not a single Hamas rocket was fired until Israel broke the truce under cover of the US election on November 4 2008, invading Gaza on ludicrous grounds and killing half a dozen Hamas members. The Israeli government was advised by its highest intelligence officials that the truce could be renewed by easing the criminal blockade and ending military attacks. But the government of Ehud Olmert, reputedly a dove, chose to reject these options, preferring to resort to its huge comparative advantage in violence: Operation Cast Lead. The basic facts are reviewed once again by foreign policy analyst Jerome Slater in the current issue of the Harvard-MIT journal International Security.

The pattern of bombing under Cast Lead was carefully analyzed by the highly informed and internationally respected Gazan human rights advocate Raji Sourani. He points out that the bombing was concentrated in the north, targeting defenseless civilians in the most densely populated areas, with no possible military pretext. The goal, he suggests, may have been to drive the intimidated population to the south, near the Egyptian border. But the Samidin stayed put, despite the avalanche of US-Israeli terror.

A further goal might have been to drive them beyond. Back to the earliest days of the Zionist colonization it was argued across much of the spectrum that Arabs have no real reason to be in Palestine; they can be just as happy somewhere else, and should leave — politely “transferred,” the doves suggested. This is surely no small concern in Egypt, and perhaps a reason why Egypt does not open the border freely to civilians or even to desperately needed materials

Sourani and other knowledgeable sources observe that the discipline of the Samidin conceals a powder keg, which might explode any time, unexpectedly, as the first Intifada did in Gaza in 1989 after years of miserable repression that elicited no notice or concern,

Merely to mention one of innumerable cases, shortly before the outbreak of the Intifada a Palestinian girl, Intissar al-Atar, was shot and killed in a schoolyard by a resident of a nearby Jewish settlement. He was one of the several thousand Israelis settlers brought to Gaza in violation of international law and protected by a huge army presence, taking over much of the land and scarce water of the Strip and living “lavishly in twenty-two settlements in the midst of 1.4 million destitute Palestinians,” as the crime is described by Israeli scholar Avi Raz. The murderer of the schoolgirl, Shimon Yifrah, was arrested, but quickly released on bail when the Court determined that “the offense is not severe enough” to warrant detention. The judge commented that Yifrah only intended to shock the girl by firing his gun at her in a schoolyard, not to kill her, so “this is not a case of a criminal person who has to be punished, deterred, and taught a lesson by imprisoning him.” Yifrah was given a 7-month suspended sentence, while settlers in the courtroom broke out in song and dance. And the usual silence reigned. After all, it is routine.

And so it is. As Yifrah was freed, the Israeli press reported that an army patrol fired into the yard of a school for boys aged 6 to 12 in a West Bank refugee camp, wounding five children, allegedly intending only “to shock them.” There were no charges, and the event again attracted no attention. It was just another episode in the program of “illiteracy as punishment,” the Israeli press reported, including the closing of schools, use of gas bombs, beating of students with rifle butts, barring of medical aid for victims; and beyond the schools a reign of more severe brutality, becoming even more savage during the Intifada, under the orders of Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin, another admired dove.

My initial impression, after a visit of several days, was amazement, not only at the ability to go on with life, but also at the vibrancy and vitality among young people, particularly at the university, where I spent much of my time at an international conference. But there too one can detect signs that the pressure may become too hard to bear. Reports indicate that among young men there is simmering frustration, recognition that under the US-Israeli occupation the future holds nothing for them. There is only so much that caged animals can endure, and there may be an eruption, perhaps taking ugly forms — offering an opportunity for Israeli and western apologists to self-righteously condemn the people who are culturally backward, as Mitt Romney insightfully explained.

Gaza has the look of a typical third world society, with pockets of wealth surrounded by hideous poverty. It is not, however, “undeveloped.” Rather it is “de-developed,” and very systematically so, to borrow the terms of Sara Roy, the leading academic specialist on Gaza. The Gaza Strip could have become a prosperous Mediterranean region, with rich agriculture and a flourishing fishing industry, marvelous beaches and, as discovered a decade ago, good prospects for extensive natural gas supplies within its territorial waters.   

By coincidence or not, that is when Israel intensified its naval blockade, driving fishing boats toward shore, by now to 3 miles or less.

The favorable prospects were aborted in 1948, when the Strip had to absorb a flood of Palestinian refugees who fled in terror or were forcefully expelled from what became Israel, in some cases expelled months after the formal cease-fire.

In fact, they were being expelled even four years later, as reported in Ha’aretz (25.12.2008), in a thoughtful study by Beni Tziper on the history of Israeli Ashkelon back to the Canaanites. In 1953, he reports, there was a “cool calculation that it was necessary to cleanse the region of Arabs.” The original name, Majdal, had already been “Judaized” to today’s Ashkelon, regular practice.

That was in 1953, when there was no hint of military necessity. Tziper himself was born in 1953, and while walking in the remnants of the old Arab sector, he reflects that “it is really difficult for me, really difficult, to realize that while my parents were celebrating my birth, other people were being loaded on trucks and expelled from their homes.”

Israel’s 1967 conquests and their aftermath administered further blows. Then came the terrible crimes already mentioned, continuing to the present day.

The signs are easy to see, even on a brief visit. Sitting in a hotel near the shore, one can hear the machine gun fire of Israeli gunboats driving fishermen out of Gaza’s territorial waters and towards shore, so they are compelled to fish in waters that are heavily polluted because of US-Israeli refusal to allow reconstruction of the sewage and power systems that they destroyed.

The Oslo Accords laid plans for two desalination plants, a necessity in this arid region. One, an advanced facility, was built: in Israel. The second one is in Khan Yunis, in the south of Gaza. The engineer in charge of trying to obtain potable water for the population explained that this plant was designed so that it cannot use sea water, but must rely on underground water, a cheaper process, which further degrades the meager aquifer, guaranteeing severe problems in the future. Even with that, water is severely limited. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which cares for refugees (but not other Gazans), recently released a report warning that damage to the aquifer may soon become “irreversible,” and that without remedial action quickly, by 2020 Gaza may not be a “liveable place.”

Israel permits concrete to enter for UNRWA projects, but not for Gazans engaged in the huge reconstruction needs. The limited heavy equipment mostly lies idle, since Israel does not permit materials for repair. All of this is part of the general program described by Israeli official Dov Weisglass, an adviser to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, after Palestinians failed to follow orders in the 2006 elections: “The idea,” he said, “is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” That would not look good.

And the plan is being scrupulously followed. Sara Roy has provided extensive evidence in her scholarly studies. Recently, after several years of effort, the Israeli human rights organization Gisha succeeded to obtain a court order for the government to release its records detailing plans for the diet, and how they are executed. Israel-based journalist Jonathan Cook summarizes them: “Health officials provided calculations of the minimum number of calories needed by Gaza’s 1.5 million inhabitants to avoid malnutrition. Those figures were then translated into truckloads of food Israel was supposed to allow in each day ... an average of only 67 trucks — much less than half of the minimum requirement — entered Gaza daily. This compared to more than 400 trucks before the blockade began.” And even this estimate is overly generous, UN relief officials report.

The result of imposing the diet, Mideast scholar Juan Cole observes, is that “[a]bout ten percent of Palestinian children in Gaza under 5 have had their growth stunted by malnutrition ... in addition, anemia is widespread, affecting over two-thirds of infants, 58.6 percent of schoolchildren, and over a third of pregnant mothers.” The US and Israel want to ensure that nothing more than bare survival is possible.

“What has to be kept in mind,” observes Raji Sourani, “is that the occupation and the absolute closure is an ongoing attack on the human dignity of the people in Gaza in particular and all Palestinians generally. It is systematic degradation, humiliation, isolation and fragmentation of the Palestinian people.” The conclusion is confirmed by many other sources. In one of the world’s leading medical journals, The Lancet, a visiting Stanford physician, appalled by what he witnessed, describes Gaza as “something of a laboratory for observing an absence of dignity,” a condition that has “devastating” effects on physical, mental, and social wellbeing. “The constant surveillance from the sky, collective punishment through blockade and isolation, the intrusion into homes and communications, and restrictions on those trying to travel, or marry, or work make it difficult to live a dignified life in Gaza.” The Araboushim must be taught not to raise their heads.

There were hopes that the new Morsi government in Egypt, less in thrall to Israel than the western-backed Mubarak dictatorship, might open the Rafah crossing, the sole access to the outside for trapped Gazans that is not subject to direct Israeli control. There has been slight opening, but not much. Journalist Laila el-Haddad writes that the re-opening under Morsi, “is simply a return to status quo of years past: only Palestinians carrying an Israeli-approved Gaza ID card can use Rafah Crossing,” excluding a great many Palestinians, including el-Haddad’s family, where only one spouse has a card.

Furthermore, she continues, “the crossing does not lead to the West Bank, nor does it allow for the passage of goods, which are restricted to the Israeli-controlled crossings and subject to prohibitions on construction materials and export.” The restricted Rafah crossing does not change the fact that “Gaza remains under tight maritime and aerial siege, and continues to be closed off to the Palestinians’ cultural, economic, and academic capitals in the rest of the [occupied territories], in violation of US-Israeli obligations under the Oslo Accords.”

The effects are painfully evident. In the Khan Yunis hospital, the director, who is also chief of surgery, describes with anger and passion how even medicines are lacking for relief of suffering patients, as well as simple surgical equipment, leaving doctors helpless and patients in agony. Personal stories add vivid texture to the general disgust one feels at the obscenity of the harsh occupation. One example is the testimony of a young woman who despaired that her father, who would have been proud that she was the first woman in the refugee camp to gain an advanced degree, had “passed away after 6 months of fighting cancer aged 60 years. Israeli occupation denied him a permit to go to Israeli hospitals for treatment. I had to suspend my study, work and life and go to set next to his bed. We all sat including my brother the physician and my sister the pharmacist, all powerless and hopeless watching his suffering. He died during the inhumane blockade of Gaza in summer 2006 with very little access to health service. I think feeling powerless and hopeless is the most killing feeling that human can ever have. It kills the spirit and breaks the heart. You can fight occupation but you cannot fight your feeling of being powerless. You can't even dissolve that feeling.”

Disgust at the obscenity, compounded with guilt: it is within our power to bring the suffering to an end and allow the Samidin to enjoy the lives of peace and dignity that they deserve.
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https://plus.google.com/108530825400641147902 Chad Mann : A new poll shows that if the election were held today, Mitt Romney would beat Obama by a LANDSLIDE...
A new poll shows that if the election were held today, Mitt Romney would beat Obama by a LANDSLIDE.. Mitt's popularity is going through the roof as America realizes that Obama was wrong about everything... and Romney was right. Period. Do you wish Romney was president over Obama? http://buff.ly/1o0XTZt
POLL: Romney Would DESTROY Obama if the Election Were Held Today

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https://plus.google.com/102706989393338745621 Mad World News : QUICK POLL: Would we be better off had Mitt Romney won in 2012?
QUICK POLL: Would we be better off had Mitt Romney won in 2012?
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https://plus.google.com/115044647111833713030 M Michael : Video shows why Sandra Fluke is an American hero , and why you should vote for +Barack Obama  #sandrafluke...
Video shows why Sandra Fluke is an American hero , and why you should vote for +Barack Obama 

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Watch the video: Caleb Bonham Interviews Attendees of the Obama/Fluke Campaign Event
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Revealing Politics has decided to play along with Obama's distraction from the economy. We sent our resident "expert on female issues", Caleb Bonham, to interview attendees. The results are shocking and hilarious.
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https://plus.google.com/106961584907158439189 Scott Williamson : This from Mitt Romney's old page. Claire is the only troll who has not blocked me. She cries for help...
This from Mitt Romney's old page.
Claire is the only troll who has not blocked me.
She cries for help when I tag her.
Follow the link to see the fun. :-D
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https://plus.google.com/114018128675393659815 Taylor Curtis Braz : I'll help you with your Family Search family tree Mitt Romney, I just need you to win 2016 for me.  ...
I'll help you with your Family Search family tree Mitt Romney, I just need you to win 2016 for me.  I'll help manage your campaign.
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https://plus.google.com/109315370471280314012 Chip Drewry : Cruz control, indeed. Taking 41% of the vote, Ted Cruz is your new primary leader, taking over from ...
Cruz control, indeed. Taking 41% of the vote, Ted Cruz is your new primary leader, taking over from Scott Walker who finished in second at 15%. Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Mitt Romney round out the top 5. Cruz also won the second choice vote, although by a…
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https://plus.google.com/104725680776049127022 Jess Coulter : It was a little bit surreal to see Mitt Romney pop up as a writer on Medium, posting about his family...
It was a little bit surreal to see Mitt Romney pop up as a writer on Medium, posting about his family vacation. It's amazing how much happier he looks in these photos than when he was running  for pres.
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https://plus.google.com/102311803980737580173 Ohio news : Kasich touts shared roots on campaign visit to Steubenville STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich made...
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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich made Ohio history in 2012 when he moved his State of the State speech out of Columbus and delivered it in this Ohio River city. If he wins Jefferson County, of which Steubenville is the county seat, in his race this fall against Democrat Ed FitzGerald, Kasich would make a little more history: He’d become only the second Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the county since 1978, joining Gov. Bob Taft in 2002. Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor traveled about 150 miles east yesterday to Steubenville’s Triple Play Cafe — a small bar inside a strip mall — to pick up the endorsement of the Ohio Restaurant Association (whose headquarters is on Bethel Road in Columbus). The trip was the first leg on a multi-stop eastern swing for the Kasich-Taylor ticket. Kasich attended a fundraiser in Columbiana County last night, and Taylor will speak today in Pittsburgh at a pro-coal rally — an important issue for Ohio’s eastern edge. The Republican team sees an opportunity to continue the GOP momentum enjoyed by Mitt Romney in 2012 when he won Jefferson County. Democrats say Kasich won’t be able to connect with the area’s working [...]
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https://plus.google.com/112968409452049094301 CAPITAIN BLACK : We are behind you Abby and we are watching everyday, RAND PAUL is part of the group trying to stop us...
We are behind you Abby and we are watching everyday, RAND PAUL is part of the group trying to stop us. Please share this interview so we can make all aware of this guy RAND PAUL trying to arrest ABBY MARTIN for asking a question "Hey Rand, ABBY MARTIN from MEDIA ROOTS,  I just want to ask you one quick question Um you know your endorsement for Mitt Romney, people have a lot of questions about it ". Doesn't seem like something they would have someone arrested for does it? Something is up here my friends and we need to take a closer look at the relationship between RAND PAUL and MITT ROMNEY. I love you guys lets make this happen and protect one of our most valuable media personalities ABBY MARTIN from threats from these bastards.
Watch the video: Rand Paul Tries to Have Abby Martin Fired From RT For Daring To Ask Him Questions
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https://plus.google.com/106784361225747692906 Ineffable Island : Billionaire investor in Amazon Nick Hanauer makes a strong case for higher minimum wage http://b4in.org...
Billionaire investor in Amazon Nick Hanauer makes a strong case for higher minimum wage http://b4in.org/h6Kq

Most major social movements have seen their earliest victories at the state and municipal levels. The fight over the eight-hour workday, which ended in Washington, D.C., in 1938, began in places like Illinois and Massachusetts in the late 1800s. 

The movement for social security began in California in the 1930s. Even the Affordable Health Care Act—Obamacare—would have been hard to imagine without Mitt Romney’s model in Massachusetts to lead the way.

Sadly, no Republicans and few Democrats get this.

Capitalism, when well managed, is the greatest social technology ever invented to create prosperity in human societies. But capitalism left unchecked tends toward concentration and collapse.

 It can be managed either to benefit the few in the near term or the many in the long term. The work of democracies is to bend it to the latter. That is why investments in the middle class work. And tax breaks for rich people like us don’t. 

Balancing the power of workers and billionaires by raising the minimum wage isn’t bad for capitalism. It’s an indispensable tool smart capitalists use to make capitalism stable and sustainable. And no one has a bigger stake in that than zillionaires like us.

The Hanauer family, started in Germany selling feathers and pillows. They got chased out of Germany by Hitler and ended up in Seattle owning another pillow company. Three generations later, I [Nick Hanauer] benefited from that. Then I got as lucky as a person could possibly get in the Internet age by having a buddy in Seattle named Bezos.

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Most major social movements have seen their earliest victories at the state and municipal levels. The fight over the eight-hour workday, which ended in Washington, D.C., in 1938, began in places like Illinois and Massachusetts in the late 1800s. 

The movement for social security began in California in the 1930s. Even the Affordable Health Care Act—Obamacare—would have been hard to imagine without Mitt Romney’s model in Massachusetts to lead the way.

Sadly, no Republicans and few Democrats get this.

Capitalism, when well managed, is the greatest social technology ever invented to create prosperity in human societies. But capitalism left unchecked tends toward concentration and collapse.

 It can be managed either to benefit the few in the near term or the many in the long term. The work of democracies is to bend it to the latter. That is why investments in the middle class work. And tax breaks for rich people like us don’t. 

Balancing the power of workers and billionaires by raising the minimum wage isn’t bad for capitalism. It’s an indispensable tool smart capitalists use to make capitalism stable and sustainable. And no one has a bigger stake in that than zillionaires like us.

The Hanauer family, started in Germany selling feathers and pillows. They got chased out of Germany by Hitler and ended up in Seattle owning another pillow company. Three generations later, I [Nick Hanauer] benefited from that. Then I got as lucky as a person could possibly get in the Internet age by having a buddy in Seattle named Bezos.

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Most major social movements have seen their earliest victories at the state and municipal levels. The fight over the eight-hour workday, which ended in Washington, D.C., in 1938, began in places like Illinois and Massachusetts in the late 1800s.

The movement for social security began in California in the 1930s. Even the Affordable Health Care Act—Obamacare—would have been hard to imagine without Mitt Romney’s model in Massachusetts to lead the way.

Sadly, no Republicans and few Democrats get this.

Capitalism, when well managed, is the greatest social technology ever invented to create prosperity in human societies. But capitalism left unchecked tends toward concentration and collapse.

 It can be managed either to benefit the few in the near term or the many in the long term. The work of democracies is to bend it to the latter. That is why investments in the middle class work. And tax breaks for rich people like us don’t.

Balancing the power of workers and billionaires by raising the minimum wage isn’t bad for capitalism. It’s an indispensable tool smart capitalists use to make capitalism stable and sustainable. And no one has a bigger stake in that than zillionaires like us.

The Hanauer family, started in Germany selling feathers and pillows. They got chased out of Germany by Hitler and ended up in Seattle owning another pillow company. Three generations later, I [Nick Hanauer] benefited from that. Then I got as lucky as a person could possibly get in the Internet age by having a buddy in Seattle named Bezos.

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HAVE NO FEAR, OBAMA IS HERE: THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS, IS OVER: THE PRISONER EXCHANGE WAS THE SURRENDER: AMERICA IS NOW WORKING ON HER  GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE: SHORT POSITION AVAILABLE ON THE U.S. DOLLAR. Get some while you can, as they are still printing billions of them. The more they print the less value the ones we got have. The Federal Reserve is working hard to suck the last equity source out of the American public by gutting the value of the money its self in one last market bubble of the business cycle on the Wall Street Side this time. The last bubble that crashed the US economy and necessitated the public bail out of the banks was the Alan Greenspan Real-Estate bubble. It was 100%man made, supported by all the geniuses of crony capitalism, strategized and underestimated by everyone as the free money just rolled in, by doubling and tripling the entire land value of the entire United States of America, artificially, by just lowering the interest rate to the lowest it had ever been in U.S. History and keeping it there for too long. Now we have the Japan model of stagnation and 0% money everywhere as the paper money goes worthless but is transferable instantaneously from one "Value Center" "Appreciation Zone" "Short Position" to the next as it now the easiest thing ever in the corse of human history to role your paper assets electronically automatically around the world surfing the speculation bubbles. 

It is no longer just a two sided business cycle of (1)ten years Real-estate (2) Ten years Wall Street. It is now a global bubble game of building and crashing entire economies or a continuation of the same mind set, of off sets, dispersals schemes, equity gutting dept. traps and predatory lending practices of the 500 year "Central Banking War Model" but with out the stink of war, just the same consequences, but cleaner, as it includes the currencies, The Dollar, The Euro, The Pound, The Chinese Yuan, The Indian Rupee, just notice the copy/paste below #2 that says Rupee stabilizes for today as Federal Reserve makes commitment to keep interest rates low. This is my blogging goal for over 5000 posts now on how do we get the talk shows and the news media and the politicians and the general public to discuss the "MONEY" and the "FEDERAL RESERVE" and the criminality of what they are doing against the best interests of hundreds of millions of people and actually billions of people. This is why I am so hard on Mitt Romney from before the first election loss. These people know what is going on and they "REFUSE" to talk about it or try to educate the people. (Ron Paul at least tried to take a teaching role in his perspective and philosophy of his leadership role as a historic figure. Mitt Romney is not teaching anything. He is treading water. He is playing damage control. He is being reactive. He is not leading boldly.  He is zipping the lip and trying to get into power with out explain anything to any one on how corrupted the fundamentals of the international markets have become as the greatest  threat to U.S. national security. Thats my opinion and some U.S. generals too. The real issues and the real games of international financial markets that control the life, liberty and happiness of billions of people are not a part of the political dialogue as they are treating the public as if we are stupid and it is insulting. 

Just ask anyone from Argentina, Mexico, India, or any country that has lived through a currency depreciation or collapse or devaluation or inflation and ask them what the geniuses think they are doing by removing food, shelter and fuel from the inflation numbers. Yes the Geniuses of stupid the think tanks of spin can not come out and tell people that you can not run a company or a country on the wrong set of books. Poor Mitt Romney surrounded by fools, funded by all the wrong interests. (that is an assumption, I don't know who funds him,  sorry but it has to be, otherwise he would not keep quiet) Lets see now 500 Trillion in fixed Libor rate loans and there is no fraud or collusion or price fixing going on. Lets see 1.4 Quadrillion in auto buy auto sell, speed trading, computerized derivatives(for you people that do not know how much 1.4 Quadrillion is its is 1,400 Trillion) skimming the equity off the planets Global GDP of 60 Trillion Dollars. Lets see how this works. Lets start with our last Republican Presidential looser Mr. Keating 5 bad judgement insider himself John McCain cant build a fence, wants to start a war in Syria, wants to send Abrams Tanks and jets to the Muslim Brotherhood. Lets see what is wrong with picture. Have your ever heard the words FEDERAL RESERVE come out of that mans mouth ever. I bet he has said the words once or twice I just don't know and I did not know he part of the S and L bail out when I volunteered and worked the phones for him during the election. Its really simple people do not know the levels of coruption that these polished up turds have created these entrenched bureaucrats on every level of government. How can the Heritage Foundation or the GOP or the Republican party or the Media ( well the Media is working for the Democrat party so they exaggerate and subvert strong candidates that have a chance and they very carefully, support, promote and  not report or allow the worst of the worst in the Republican party to go forth and create the bad image they sell of Republicans. I could care less what you call these people any more I am not like Rush Limbaugh stuck in the Republican verses Democrat divide as a sales fulcrum to radio marketing and stirring the pot but not addressing the money driven core of all of these problems. This endless right wing talk radio liberal, conservative trash talk is nothing more than what the same game of  Identity politics played by the Democrat party, with their "I am Black" "I got a Vagina"  "I am Gay" there for I am correct and right and entitled to be the next president of the United  Bannana Republic of America and if you do not like it you are a "Bigot, Sexist, Homophobe, Racist" Now that part of the preferential treatment over equal treatment Rush Limbaugh had and has correct as that is the intellectually dishonest mind game, tool these "Reverse Bigots" "Hate Mongers" "Race Barters" or in the language of the ages simple, plain and simple, standard every day double standard, duplicitous, arrogant, selfish, immature, corrupt, pompous, petulant, disconnected, deluded, unfair, unreasonable, irrational, pathological,  "Hypocrites". 

All burned out cant even reread this its so ugly. Time for a breather. Just posting. 


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Thank you “Los Angeles Times” for your vetting of my posts and your interest in specific posts in line on your page and in your archive “from you”. Your posting support of my opinion posts is greatly appreciated. The following compilation post is comprised of single posts found sequentially in the “Los Angels Times” archive “from you”. A few of the popular circulating compilation posts are included at the end. To read the full compilation posts enter the first sentence into the G+ search window. Thank you notes and copy/pastes of long or multiple news articles or Wikipedia searches as reference points for the posts may be removed in this posting marked with (…….). To research, verify, find posting history or to read the thank you notes on posts you can enter a few lines form any post, just copy/pasted into the G+ search window and an amazing posting history will found for you but the best is the first opening lines of any post. 

(Post#1) “Placard” post, share, no commentary, speaks for itself, picked up multiple times by L.A.Times. The thank you notes on this post are the posting content as this spreads across the world news agencies. In this case my comments are supercilious. 
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India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t waste much time: Among his first acts on his first day in office was to make it a priority to recover billions of dollars stashed overseas to avoid taxes.

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The Hunger Games of destroyed innocence for the sporting satisfaction of bureaucrats gone wild continues. The disgusting betray of generational theft continues as dangerous, corrupt, lecherous, old, sleazy fools empower themselves in vampiric gluttony…………… ( you can fill in the blanks from here as an other murder of tragic consequences shakes the country) 

Google search for how to spell “Bureaucrat”, “Poll” and “Vampiric” all fit this post perfectly as Google algorithms count and electronically priorities the top news stories in search. It just does not get better than this in the free association patterns of human to machine interaction as both synchronize in a data based, factual, numerical, itemization with the free floating emotional disappointment of millions. This mechanization of quantifying population concerns here in this linked data based click driven news story prioritization of topics and concerns that is directly linked to specific buzz words or trigger words is how this administration has been surreptitiously polling the undercurrent of the culture to produce political speech that sells into the P.C. fabricated issues of thought games, thought fears and the social neuroses of Race, Sex, Violence, Religion that have all been removed from the new DSM5, to create bad policy. The renaming of the entire category of “neuroses” in the DSM5, into descriptive terms of behavior, by removing the normal human emotional components of causality, into anxiety disorders, is exactly how, a money driven machine evolves linguistically for maximum corporate profits. This is a word game of changing the definitions of core words that has consequences to the culture that are non-reversible once they have been institutionalized, legislated, codified and are ultimately authoritatively enforced by people with guns, the police.  The current modern day drug therapies and diagnostic practices of the American Psychiatric Association is sickeningly linked to the failures of human experimentation that started with 1.5 million healthy, normal people that were statistically and coldly run through the harsh environment of Vietnam that yielded irresolvable problems intellectually, philosophically, emotionally and humanistic when personal resolution was linked to the illness model of the old DSM3 and DSM4 resulting in a now a staggering 100,000 or more Vietnam suicides. The entire diagnostic practice of labeling veterans with illness of the mind after they had done what they were asked to do by the country is a major contributive component of changing the DSM’s old definitions, to a descriptive system of definitions of behavior, with out concern for emotional causality, for the purposes of billing insurance companies on theories and drug treatments.  As talking therapies become cost prohibitive for deep emotional problems caused by extreme life encounters with the injustices of pain, suffering and guilt as well as time prohibitive as well as conflict of interest prohibitive, drug therapies have become the rule book solution of expedience that has produced an industry abuse of the general public at a staggering 50 million Americans being currently on some form of prescribed anti-depressant, ant-psychotic or mood altering drug.  

It has been almost 2 weeks since my last post that discovered that the entire category of “Neuroses” has been removed from the DSM5. My experiment and task oriented self improvement for the last 5000 postings has been to see if one guy with a lap top can insert a few core concept words in to the national talk show radio circuit of combined 50 million listeners or more. My blogging concerns started with the countries financials as at that time that was my personal business perspective as well. It is all about the business of life by doing it better in the market place of ideas and products. The irony of this blogging experience is that it has brought me back to my own personal concerns with the culture that is being influenced by the psychiatric medical community. The two topics and most dangerous influences that I see today to our culture and our country are the DSM5 and The Federal Reserve. The only talk shows that I know of that are consistently and effectively connecting the dots of these two institutional forces on the culture are “Coast to Coast” and “Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis”. Rush Limbaugh has only used the words “Federal Reserve” three times of so in 3 years and has never addressed the industrial medical complex of the American Psychiatric Society or the DSM5 because that is not his bread and butter of us verses them in his mantra of Democrats verses Republicans or Liberals verses Conservatives both concepts of which have gone totally corrupt. Dennis Miller is a comedian that has shrugged it all off because he simply does not understand real big money politics or crossed the path of the DSM5 but who does? In his defense I don’t either, as no one gets it, as that is the point to controlling the game. This entire blogging experience is a cry for help for someone to explain it better. Sean Hannity is manning up and taking matters in to his own hands, by putting America back to work, on his own show, on his own dime, because he can and because he is so sick of it all. Bill Cunningham is getting down in the dirt with lowest of the low, exposing the dirt ball game, every Sunday night for what it is. Roger Hedgecock gets it intellectually saying for months now its all about the economy but continues to read the daily news as that is his show style that his audience wants to hear. Don Imus with his New York entourage of spicy loyal friends and colleague’s keep laughing at it all but lack any focused effort, as they are just reactionary. NPR is doing some banking stories but is stuck trying to defend the indefensibility of this administration because they pride themselves too much on being on one side of the same coin. 

Side note, before Mitt Romney lost the election my first G+ account was 100% deleted with out warning or recourse. During the two day copy past process of transferring my frozen account over to Face Book the account was finally locked out from coping and pasting and then totally deleted from my view. Two hours after the total deletion of my account my computer basically blue screened and I have the Apple receipts to prove it. Coincidence, conspiracy theory or reality? Today on this post the second I typed the words “Federal Reserve” as I was at that time internet connected my word doc program froze, all other computer functions worked, searches, other browsers, etc, but the word doc remained frozen, colored wheel spinning, very suspicious. I shut down, disconnected from Internet, retrieved part of the original document and am here now trying to bring back from memory as much as I can of original post. This could be coincidence, a glitch, or just computer weirdness; you decide what you think it is in this cultural atmosphere of mind games controlled by the thought police that do want to control what you think. In science there is a concept called “The Chance Level” where statistical results in stimulus response experiments set up a probability ratio or in the physical sciences there are direct cause and effect reactions that are measured to establish consistent predictors of repeatability.  The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal or 60 Minuets should take note of that.

Can you imagine what the financial sector, The Federal Reserve, The IMF, The IBS, The World Bank and Wall Street will do with a database that contains every mortgage in the country with full financial backgrounds on every mortgage holder? This is what caused the Allan Greenspan bubble that crashed the economy with an original one million home foreclosures that they artificially created by lowering the interest rate to the lowest it had been in U.S. history to offset the 7 Trillion or so stock adjustment of 89 or what ever, that no one cared about. Today the problem is only worse as millions of homes are still in foreclosure. The trickle down from these two forces (1) The Federal Reserve and (2)The DSM5 or the Industrial Medical/Psychiatric Complex are in my opinion driving (1) the markets and (2) driving the bizarre social P.C. issues that no one can figure out that are being weaponized and politicized for power and control.  

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For Disappointed Republicans, Tea Party people, the GOP, Constitutionalists, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Bill Cunningham, Mark Lavin, Denis Miller, Bill OReilly, Lou Dobbs with Thanks to the Roger Hedgecock Show for his pointing out point blank on his show that Mitch McConnell will get a 2 Billion Dollar earmark for his work today.

Talk show hosts when this is independently verified by each show as accurate which it will be as the Roger Hedgecock Show has good fact checkers please have this in your shows tomorrow. For all the discussions, till the cows come home, in corpert America when things go this badly, people get fired. Some one needs to be fired. All the wrong people are in there.

A third party may be needed. We will see, the Told You So's on this are going to be severe. I agree with this caller to shut it down now. NO MONEY, NO HONEY that is my position. They may self destruct, yes, the sooner the better and this may be the course we have to go, in the real world, but I am disappointed and I did except better. Accept less become less and that is what has happened to America we have become less. Freedom is not free. Public office and Public service is an obligation to the country and the people not a criminal enterprise of self service at the expense of everything. We get the government we deserve. This is what we have become. Ted Cruz has already taken my posts down form his site but that is OK he is still exempt, Rand Paul is exempt and so is Ron Paul and in I think so is Mitt Romney. The problem is in the entrenched old Rhino Republicans and the old Democrats that for 35 years now have that systematically gutted America in wars, crony capitalism and pure coruption. 

Two Billion Dollar earmark to Mitch McConnell. Think on that. Source Roger Hedgecock Show. Copy/Paste of Google News below. 

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All 25 Republicans that voted for Cloture you are now all on notice. This will not be forgotten. This will not be let go. This is not forgivible. There is not excuse for this. There Is no rational for this. This is unacceptable. This is intensional, thought out out, premeditated, strategised, and 100% purposeful and you all will be held 100% responsible and liable for your actions. Ted Cruz told the world what you people were going to do and you did exactly what he said you all would do. Now it is time for every talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannntiy, Dennnis Miller, Mark Lavin, Billy Cunningham, Michale Sabvage, Glen Beck, Roger Hedgecock and more to call your names out publicly and on air so the country can know who is responsible personally not as a party or a group but as selfish, confused, deluded, duplicitous, traitorous, deceitful, manipulative, senile feckless fools. Starting with John McCain,  Mitch McConnel and Lindsey Gram they are the first that need to go, they are the rotten core at the center of the Republican Leadership. Tanks and Jets to the Muslim Brotherhood.? Waco birds.

That is like the bad Communists and the good Communists and genocide's after US withdrawal from Vietnam while still funding the bad ones but not the bad bad ones that did more bad than any of them. Its no wonder that has never been cleared up. Its like Benghazi, and Fast and Furious times a million. How and who and what where they thinking and why has it been concealed for decades?  I will ask about that and get a first hand overview on that one and try and try to sort that failure of policy out in my mind as well. Books need to be written now on Vietnam as that was the start of the fall of America. It all started with Vietnam, is how my generation thinks of it. This IRS, RFID chip health care surveillance state digital tracking of citizens is one of those historic points as well. Its mind numbing the lack of judgement and principles or the level of coruption of mind it must take to go down this road. 

This is not my job but if it were I would have been calling out all of the names publicly starting weeks ago as soon as Harries plan was transparently in place. These people simply do not know how to win, they don't even know how to play the press or use the internet. A third party is in the making. Idiots. 

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REPUBLICAN DAMAGE CONTROLE SPIN WILL NOT FLY THIS TIME:
 
GOP, US Supreme court sanctioned crony capitalism to bankruptcy at the hands of the industrial medical insurance complex, is the same money driven forces and people of the industrial military complex, is the same as the industrial fait money printing machines of the 500 year Central Banking war model, is the same thing as the Monsanto GMO contamination of the global gene pool that is being rejected around the world by courts in the most corrupt countries in the world that can not be that corrupt (Mexico banns all GMO corn in the entire country, Brazil courts on appeal in billion dollar clean up and damages case in Brazil, India, China Russia ban imposts of contaminated grains from the USA.

All the while John Mc Cain calls Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Paul, the Tea Party and every one associated with it like Sarah Palin and more Waco Birds. Doubling down on the stupidity he wants to send Abrams tanks and Jets to the Muslim Brotherhood and start a war in Syria. Demonstrating his senility of mind he turns a blind eye to his crony buddy, back room dealing his way with the enemy to a 2.9 Billion dollar walk away for him to sell out the constitution supported by the supreme idiot John Roberts too lazy and malfeasant to even read the bill he is ruling on. This confederacy of dunces that did not even have Face Book pages that took comments during the election left Mitt Romney trying to win a split party that they keep splitting till it is so busted millions of Republicans simply could not find the energy to hold their noses and vote the broken party line again for Mitt Romney. 

There is nothing wrong with the US Constitution there is some thing wrong with how these whacked out judges are thinking about the US constitution and the Republican Leadership of feckless ineffectual fools for the last 35 years and more. Enough is enough the Democrats are what they are. The Democrats can not help what they are. These Democrats today are a new bread of intellectual barbarians of  Machiavellian pragmatism of emotional divisions, identity politics and bad monetary descion making processes corrupted from the top down. Basically this corrupt group of intellectually dishonest fabricators of a Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Hunger Games style video to the white house of leadership lies are to incompetent to have done all this damage by themselves as they needed the Republican cooperation to gut this country this way. 

I blame it all on the Republican Leadership, all of it, someone or some group of people are to blame and its time to hold the GOP leadership responsible for their actions. They are not going to get away with this this time. Everyone knows the Republicans are Democrats and the Democrats are Republicans and that both parties are filled with all the wrong people for the country. It is up to the internet and the media to help the public understand who needs to elected out of office. So far we are all failing at our jobs. 

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Referral from Catherine Austin Fitts: She says its the best piece of investigative journalism she has ever seen. And what did they do to this man that did his job. Start here as I am to find out.


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Running post, as the talk show hosts have their monday shows and make their comments on the Zimmerman/Martin  national opportunity to separate race from reality.  The public, millions of good people of all nationalities, races, religion and sexuality work hard everyday to do exactly this successfully, everyday in every way, in every country. It is a tragedy that the US,  the NWO-M, Main Stream Media and our Politicians work hard every day to make all of it worse in every way. This was, what was this presidents strength but now has/will become his Achilles heal and fatal flaw that will color his legacy as a failed administration by working against the goodness and sincerity of an entire nation to please or manipulate a very small group of trouble makers trying to justify their jobs, pay checks and legitimize the unjustifiable in power and control strategies of misguided social engineering gone dangerously absurd. 

1) The Dennis Miller show, the beloved class clown that is trusted to see the nuttiness between the lines of the absurd as a humorously brutal truth making it just laughable, between a burp on air, in the microphone of the ear of his audience, gives the President some advice asking him to get off it you are the president not some .............

2) The Rush Limbaugh show just opens up and its going to be hours of classic Rush Limbaugh tring to explain the Media Bias to low information voters that I might not be able to listen too as its so canned so old so predictable yet so effective to the Masses. Its going to be an entire show on Media Malpractice that turned into Prosecutorial Malpractice and is now a National disgrace of a cultural neurosis. Robert Stacey Cain(sp) writes and article in the American .... of all of Travon Martins past crimes that never hit he press. This is an opportunity for sanity that is exposing the dysfunctions of our press core and the personal limits of an administration that has sold itself as having the answers but can not even honestly face their own insecurities with out using them as weapons of mass destruction. My goal for the next three hours is to see if I can just listen to it all day as it is almost sickening and see if maybe Rush will bring up something new and different.

3) The Sean Hannity Show opens with this is a terrible tragedy that should have never happened. Sean spends the first half hour explaining how the jury made its decisions based on the instructions of the court as the rule of law was explained by the judge. This is how our legal system works when it works regardless of all the breaches of due process that were circumvented in wrongfully bring this case to trial as a blatant example of prosecutorial misconduct. Sean continues with how groups of people are exploiting the race issue for political gain. He tells his audience that the President a lawyer should know better than making controversial comments on a case that is currently being handled by the system. He points out that any one that rushed to judgement and made arm chair from the hip comments only discredited themselves including Eric Holder and the President. Sean warns the public of the double jepredy problem of continued prosecution on a man found innocent by a jury of his piers. That to is the worst part of this for me too besides the political gamesmanship dividing the country and bad leadership problems. Sean has a great line up of guest all top of their fields and in the public eye. Only Sean Hannity has these world class shows filled with experts from all sides of what ever issue. They are arguing now live, Hannity style, on now that is getting huffy, see it is working, the country is divided on this dog and pony show of micromanagement of a case like the arm chair over watched TV public most of us are. I agree Sean the president and Eric Holder should stay out of it. See news clip 3 below with Eric holder now making it all worse.  Sean Hannity rounds up his show with warnings of a corrupted system of double jepredy with what ever Eric Holder might think he is doing. Sean's guest Senator Liberman in a nonchalant moment of political I am so far above this peasant stuff said, " I think it would be a good idea to have a Federal review of this. Its one thing to look at some thing given how many people are so upset about this and its an other to actually charge him with a civil rights crime as that standard is so very high. ( paraphrase of Libeman, from memory). To me it shows the problem very clearly that professional politicians are willing to provide lip service or do improper things just to calm the herd that they failed form the start and ginned up into a borderline pr-riot fervor of emotional confusion. Liberman did it perfectly talking out of both sides of his mouth to try and please everyone. Well that is the attitude that is going to bring this country to is knees socially and financially. 

4) The Roger Hedgecock Show opens with the words out side of New York now the press needs to focus on some thing beside the Travon Martin/Zimmerman case and then moves to the San Diego Mayor's sexual harassment problems and requests for resignation of Bob Filner. More from Roger on Zimmerman when he gets to it. What a giggle, San Diego? these guys and gals, as it takes more than two to tango this way, it takes a whole town to let this go on so long just as some of these people never left the Beachcomer, Penant, or the over the line party mind set. San DIego has wrecked more than one good carrier. Great clips Great comic relief as it is just that a big joke on us the citizens. 

On Zimmerman Roger takes a different approach giving the history of the Governor of Florida Rick Scot trying to please everyone and getting involved in this case for political reasons as the start of something that should never have gone to court. He calls it you ether have the Rule of Politics or the Rule of Law. Now Roger launches into it with facts 11,106 Black Americans have murdered by other Blacks in the 513 days during the Zimmerman arrest to dismissal.  Roger now says why are we so "obsessed" and that is exactly what it is with this dwelling on this one and only one political news event back lashing on the race baiting spin doctors of division and dangerous identity politics.

Here we go Roger just cant stand it any longer and says what no one wants to say. "All Sharpton(sp) is a race baiter and he wants Eric Holder to be a racist too because they are all race baiters because that is what they do, so come on now President and Eric Holder get with it, its time to step up to it and defend  black people" Approximate quote not 30 seconds after it was said, that was almost painful to write, easier to hear, but as that accusation is so powerful and such an unfortunate undertone reality that just about everyone is even afraid to think about it that way, as it is just that pathetic. This ugly race card thing that has been overplayed for years now politicly cuts both ways and the back lash of this Bad Karma is now showing its ugly consequences as these peoples motives are being exposed as hurtful, dishonest, dangerous and Un-American. Roger says later," Is this really what All Sharpton wants it to come to" and then relays a current  story of an assault, a retalitory crime, I am not going to repeat because that is not my job but my worst fears being realized and instigated by all these irresponsible identity obsessed C rate professionals. This is the down side of racial opportunism by manipulating the obsessive compulsive thought patterns and human propensities to loose trust in our fellow humans and distort the intensions of others to fit with those fears and insecurities  leading to unacceptable decisions, actions,  criminal anti social behavior and civil unrest.  


5) Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis sees right through it calling it a psychological operation,a mass manipulation. They just could not leave it alone and accept the verdict of the jury that had nothing to do with race and now make it all about race. Clyde Lewis tells his audience Face Book refuses to take down a Face Book Page called Kill Zimmerman. Clyde continues by reading tweet after tweet of threats against Zimmerman. In the words of Ted Negent today on the Dennis Miller evening show said "It just breaks my heart as we were done with this stuff. If you parents want to teach your kids some thing teach them not to attack people". One of Clyde's callers says that the administration just singed an executive order giving the president the authority to issue a communication black out for the country essentially an off switch. Clyde knows this has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats or racism but has to do with power and control strategies. Its the oldest trick in the book and it is working perfectly. He tells an upset caller these people must have sold their souls some where. They are dividing the people, we have seen it before and the younger generations are buying it and starting it all over again. The sion(sp)  the zeitgeist is on this is all a propaganda spin of a psychological agenda leading to the globalists. Once civil unrest stars they can use that as a reason to take away all the guns as part of the plan. Callers to the show are emotional knowing that we all are being had. I could never make all this up on my own these radio talk show hosts have a combined audience of over 30 to 40 million people, think on that. 

6) Cost to Coast (to be added)  Did not discus it:

7) Day Two: Don Imus Show: Protests in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Barbara Walters interviews parents of George Zimmmerman asking if they think George will have to live in hiding as he is and they are. Don tries to focus the discussions on what the facts of the case were. Just about everyone is disgusted with the irresponsible news coverage and sensationalism to sell news by making/creating tensions and problems with issues of race. The play clip of Eric Holder calling for Federal Intervention on a done deal. 

8) Personal comments, this is what happens when people as a nation lose their sense of what is important, proper, legal, and what our goals as a nation are, to improve the quality of life for all, with in the parameters of the morals and principles of our culture as set forth in the tenants of our Bill of Rights and Constitution that are codified in our rule of law. Once logic and reason is lost and the meaning of the language its self has been confused socially and then legally the decline of the country and its systems leading to economic coruption is eminent. It is a simple case of self defense, who hit who first and who was afraid for his life and who used deadly force to defend himself based on that. Race was not a factor in the court room but is the political tool and media fulcrum to sell news and the general public, all of us, are the victims of all this irresponsible behavior bad leadership and dangerous rhetoric. 




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Yesterday Morning I listened to the Reverend Jessy Jackson program and felt a sad feeling of acceptance that all people have their place in the workings of countries and history even Zealots. I wrote a book on judicial abuse and what I perceived and am convinced today a decade later is a social and structural injustice against all working people. Prejudice is a very real thing in all parts of the world and so is  political manipulation and predatory manipulation of peoples human frailties, human weaknesses through creating or exacerbating anger and inciting the worst fears in people by abusing ether their authority or abdicating their responsibilities to lead with dignity, respect and basic human decency. The system is clearly corrupted, reason and fair play has been confused and lost in a convoluted money driven system feeding off the process of administration of that broken system win or loose. This is what happens when we allow irrational, unscrupulous, dishonest, duplicitous, manipulative, people driven by making a profit center off of monetizing the social neuroses of people as political tools for the social engineering of mayhem as a method of gaining personal satisfaction form power and control over others by making their lives worse. They do every one a disservice. They betray their base on all levels with false statements that mislead the gullible and offend the sincere as they enrage their opposition with their willingness to cross the moral boundary of honesty and the good intentions of civility. Racial Materialism and Racial Monetization and Racial Weaponization of the Human psyche by educated intellectual strategists is fermenting  an environment of identity politics and emotionally charged social issues that when combined by the coming market corrections and  further down turn of the economy could weaken the resolve of our nations capability to work together as a untied people to solve the soon to be very real problems of basic economic survival as a country. The coming crisis of potential economic collapse is better faced as a unite nation than an artificially dived one by bad leaders and trouble makers.

This is why the truth matters. This is why lying to country is a moral crime against the people. This is why ethomethidolgy strategies of crisis manipulation for political gain is morally wrong. This is why character assignations strategies based on identity politics is an ethical abomination.

For the Utilitarian that thinks he can violate the common morality to create a new morality later based on that violation will find that in such a violation he will ether destroy his own integrity or the integrity of the system itself. (by me over 30 years ago, this quote is not searchable  and wont google) 

We as a nation are doing all of that and more and it will slowly start to spin its self apart under the wait of its own centrifugal force pulling it into pieces. Copy/Paste below.

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TOLD YOU SO: Keynes was/is an idiot. See copy/paste of Google search below see #15 Chicago Tribune, Yellen at bottom of this post. 

Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer
We went on a bond-buying spree that was supposed to help Main Street. Instead, it was a feast for Wall Street.

 
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By ANDREW HUSZAR
Nov. 11, 2013 7:00 p.m. ET
I can only say: I'm sorry, America. As a former Federal Reserve official, I was responsible for executing the centerpiece program of the Fed's first plunge into the bond-buying experiment known as quantitative easing. The central bank continues to spin QE as a tool for helping Main Street. But I've come to recognize the program for what it really is: the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time.

Five years ago this month, on Black Friday, the Fed launched an unprecedented shopping spree. By that point in the financial crisis, Congress had already passed legislation, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, to halt the U.S. banking system's free fall. Beyond Wall Street, though, the economic pain was still soaring. In the last three months of 2008 alone, almost two million Americans would lose their jobs.

The Fed said it wanted to help—through a new program of massive bond purchases. There were secondary goals, but Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear that the Fed's central motivation was to "affect credit conditions for households and businesses": to drive down the cost of credit so that more Americans hurting from the tanking economy could use it to weather the downturn. For this reason, he originally called the initiative "credit easing."

My part of the story began a few months later. Having been at the Fed for seven years, until early 2008, I was working on Wall Street in spring 2009 when I got an unexpected phone call. Would I come back to work on the Fed's trading floor? The job: managing what was at the heart of QE's bond-buying spree—a wild attempt to buy $1.25 trillion in mortgage bonds in 12 months. Incredibly, the Fed was calling to ask if I wanted to quarterback the largest economic stimulus in U.S. history.

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This was a dream job, but I hesitated. And it wasn't just nervousness about taking on such responsibility. I had left the Fed out of frustration, having witnessed the institution deferring more and more to Wall Street. Independence is at the heart of any central bank's credibility, and I had come to believe that the Fed's independence was eroding. Senior Fed officials, though, were publicly acknowledging mistakes and several of those officials emphasized to me how committed they were to a major Wall Street revamp. I could also see that they desperately needed reinforcements. I took a leap of faith.

In its almost 100-year history, the Fed had never bought one mortgage bond. Now my program was buying so many each day through active, unscripted trading that we constantly risked driving bond prices too high and crashing global confidence in key financial markets. We were working feverishly to preserve the impression that the Fed knew what it was doing.

It wasn't long before my old doubts resurfaced. Despite the Fed's rhetoric, my program wasn't helping to make credit any more accessible for the average American. The banks were only issuing fewer and fewer loans. More insidiously, whatever credit they were extending wasn't getting much cheaper. QE may have been driving down the wholesale cost for banks to make loans, but Wall Street was pocketing most of the extra cash.

From the trenches, several other Fed managers also began voicing the concern that QE wasn't working as planned. Our warnings fell on deaf ears. In the past, Fed leaders—even if they ultimately erred—would have worried obsessively about the costs versus the benefits of any major initiative. Now the only obsession seemed to be with the newest survey of financial-market expectations or the latest in-person feedback from Wall Street's leading bankers and hedge-fund managers. Sorry, U.S. taxpayer.

Trading for the first round of QE ended on March 31, 2010. The final results confirmed that, while there had been only trivial relief for Main Street, the U.S. central bank's bond purchases had been an absolute coup for Wall Street. The banks hadn't just benefited from the lower cost of making loans. They'd also enjoyed huge capital gains on the rising values of their securities holdings and fat commissions from brokering most of the Fed's QE transactions. Wall Street had experienced its most profitable year ever in 2009, and 2010 was starting off in much the same way.

You'd think the Fed would have finally stopped to question the wisdom of QE. Think again. Only a few months later—after a 14% drop in the U.S. stock market and renewed weakening in the banking sector—the Fed announced a new round of bond buying: QE2. Germany's finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, immediately called the decision "clueless."

That was when I realized the Fed had lost any remaining ability to think independently from Wall Street. Demoralized, I returned to the private sector.

Where are we today? The Fed keeps buying roughly $85 billion in bonds a month, chronically delaying so much as a minor QE taper. Over five years, its bond purchases have come to more than $4 trillion. Amazingly, in a supposedly free-market nation, QE has become the largest financial-markets intervention by any government in world history.

And the impact? Even by the Fed's sunniest calculations, aggressive QE over five years has generated only a few percentage points of U.S. growth. By contrast, experts outside the Fed, such as Mohammed El Erian at the Pimco investment firm, suggest that the Fed may have created and spent over $4 trillion for a total return of as little as 0.25% of GDP (i.e., a mere $40 billion bump in U.S. economic output). Both of those estimates indicate that QE isn't really working.

Unless you're Wall Street. Having racked up hundreds of billions of dollars in opaque Fed subsidies, U.S. banks have seen their collective stock price triple since March 2009. The biggest ones have only become more of a cartel: 0.2% of them now control more than 70% of the U.S. bank assets.

As for the rest of America, good luck. Because QE was relentlessly pumping money into the financial markets during the past five years, it killed the urgency for Washington to confront a real crisis: that of a structurally unsound U.S. economy. Yes, those financial markets have rallied spectacularly, breathing much-needed life back into 401(k)s, but for how long? Experts like Larry Fink at the BlackRock investment firm are suggesting that conditions are again "bubble-like." Meanwhile, the country remains overly dependent on Wall Street to drive economic growth.

Even when acknowledging QE's shortcomings, Chairman Bernanke argues that some action by the Fed is better than none (a position that his likely successor, Fed Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen, also embraces). The implication is that the Fed is dutifully compensating for the rest of Washington's dysfunction. But the Fed is at the center of that dysfunction. Case in point: It has allowed QE to become Wall Street's new "too big to fail" policy.

Mr. Huszar, a senior fellow at Rutgers Business School, is a former Morgan Stanley managing director. In 2009-10, he managed the Federal Reserve's $1.25 trillion agency mortgage-backed security purchase program.

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Thank you Charles Krouthammer for keeping these posts of mine visible in line on your site for people to see, read and share. It is going to take more people like yourself, people of influence, making statements like “This is Banana Republic stuff”. It is the excuse the Talk Show Hosts need to make a story for the day. These comments are starting to come from all areas of discourse inside and outside America. These comments carry weight not unto themselves but as a collective consensuous that there is something seriously wrong going on in Washington. It is becoming clear that the incompetence of the Democratic Party could only be actualized with the assistance and approval of the Republican Party. It is time to start making comments directly aimed at the senior Republican leadership, zingers. Now is no time in History to hold back. The posts below in this compilation post are only a few of the surviving posts of my 5000 postings including shares, photos and repeats. These posts were fast written and are today as they were, typos and all. They are now what they were then. Thank you for your patience as my typing and spelling is improving with this self improvement task oriented learning strategy. I only hope the 3 unopened IRS letters that I am afraid to open have nothing to do with all this opinionated blogging. To read the full version of posts ending in (………….) copy and paste the first sentence or paragraph of the post into the G+ search window and they will find it for you. The last 3 or 4 posts have been shortened here as each of the posts is about 1000 lines of compilation posts as well. (………………..)


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Thank you Mitch McConnell for picking up 532 of my posts as found in search of your site “from you”. Thank you for having one of my posts visible in line on your site several times. The fact that over 500 posts of mine are collected in your archive and only one of my posts is visible in line on your site documents that this is a regulated site and that one posts is an intentional posting. This is a very purposeful collection and sharing of my posts. Thank you for listening and following my posts regardless that your staff has carefully selected only one of my posts to show in line on your page for the voters to see. The following sequence of compilation posts is a running record of these posts as found in your archive, “from you” (from me). These posts are only a few of the 5000 postings I have made in the last few years from before the election. These posts are fast written and filled with errors and typos but the theme is consistent. Not being a political person it has taken me almost 3 years to figure out that the real problem in America for over 35 years is the Republican Leadership of old corrupt crony capitalist fools stampeding America into bankruptcy and demoralization not the Democrat party as they can not help what they are, but the Republicans should have, could have, and do know better. There is no excuse for it period. It is either time for the talk show hosts and the remaining Republicans that supported and voted for Mitt Romney and not sit home, refusing to vote, trying to teach the Republican Party a lesson, to quite the party and start a new one or to all rise up together with those that are already lost and clean house of the Republican Leadership and fire the entire top management. In the last two weeks your name has been used across the talk show circuit as the tip of the problem along with John McCain with in the Republican leadership from the Roger Hedgecock show to the Sean Hannity show not Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, Ron Paul, The Tea Party and more.  (………………………………………)

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“The White House” Thank you for finding interest in my posts and for picking up 6 of my posts yesterday as found in search of your site from you with hundreds of posts pick ups from me. It is quite a compliment that after 5000 postings, starting before the last election, you are finding my posts as thought provoking enough to merit posting on your site. It is my privilege as an American to contribute my opinions to the current political discourse. These posts are fast written and are filled with typos, errors, missing words and at times the wrong word quickly spell checked into these posts. They were never intended to be grammatically perfect as the intention behind them is to stimulate critical thought and analysis. Thank you for your selection process and vetting prioritization of my posts by picking posts of interest that you consider note worthy. These sentiments, of reasoned thought in conflict with bureaucratic processes and more are found in my self-published book with CreateSpace “The Carpenters Bench” by Joe Carpenter available as a Kindle E Book on Amazon. My next book “Grasshopper Praying Mantis” manuscript work in progress is a philosophical work that goes far beyond the Micro world of “The Carpenters Bench” to delve into so very much more in the Macro. 

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