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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Newt Gingrich: Frog-Lizard Man and the Stone Age Party Agenda

I sit in Chicago writing this entry as it snows outside. The inches are piling up and while indoors, I have heard some of the Stone Age Nitwits from the GOP, such as Newt Gingrich, and Uh-Oh’Reilly grotesquely talk that President Obama is making this nation less safe and inviting terroristic attacks through his actions.

In addition, former vice-president Golum-Cheney crawled out of his stinkin’ hole with his slimy Precious declaring that Obama has not been using the word terror enough times to sustain a Viagra stiffy. Have we forgotten that it was he and his squeezy toy Boy Bush that had propagandized the War on Terror under his failed neo-fascist regime?

Here is what Cheney’s criticism of Obama amounted to:

   "He seems to think if he has a low-key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of Sept. 11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war…He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al-Qaida-trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, 'war on terror,' we won't be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency — social transformation — the restructuring of American society. President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war." ( 1-3-10)

This nitwit mastermind, Dick Cheney, makes no sense. I don’t believe he can connect the dots because there is too much missing between brain synapses. What does bringing the September 11 mastermind, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, have to do with our diligence to control the use of terror tactics and prevent fanatical fundamentalist religious Islamic zealots from entering the United States, which Dick Cheney failed to do?

I believe Cheney seems to forget that he released 574 of Guantanamo suspected terrorists along with one who went to Yemen and allegedly connected with the current Testacle Bomber. So Cheney, once again, was willing to engage in his own brand of terrorism for the world. Golum-Cheney must be a source of terrorism.

Little Boy Bush used the word ‘terror’ 328 times in 73 speeches, yet no matter how many times he used it, suicide bombers and terror attacks still occurred against US soldiers and civilians around the world. I guess Golum-Cheney forgot that well into his administration, after ignoring critical documentation and intelligence gathered by the Clinton administration, Americans found themselves killed on his watch as the nation and world watched two Trade Towers collapse to the ground. It was under his two-terms that this nation suffered incredible pain and hardships.

Was it not Little Boy Bush who sat on a three foot tall little boy’s chair, looking like a school boy dunce, in a kindergarten school room listening to “My Pet Goat”, and continued to sit frozenly unaffected when told that a Trade Tower came tumbling down as the nation came under attack? That was our Little Boy Bush, again, missing in action! Now, whose watch did this occur on? It was not Barack Obama’s watch!

I would like to remind Golum-Cheney that there is NO WAR ON TERRORISM! There is an effort to combat terrorism, but no war on it. You sleep “on” a bed, or sit “on” a chair, but don’t war “on” terror.

How can anyone fight a war against a technique or tactic? There was not even a declared war in Iraq or Afghanistan. None of these conflicts are declared, Mr. Golum-Cheney. You nor Congress never legally declared them as wars, but now you believe that there is an actual war on terrorism. HUH?

So, should there be a war against street gangbanging criminals, too? Should the US army roam the streets of America kicking down the doors of our nation’s gangbangers, drive-byers, and drug-pushers to make the country safer?

So, Golum-Cheney and the Stone Agers of the GOP don’t believe in the Constitutional rule of law by allowing even suspected terrorists to have their day in court? What are we afraid of? Let the facts fall where they may. I do not believe that KSM will be walking anywhere but a maximum security prison and, no doubt, on into a death-row cell. Maybe retiring in a jail cell for the rest of his life could be a better plan.

Just recently, Rudy Guiliani stated that the only terror attacks on US soil have occurred on Barack Obama’s watch. This is the remaking of history by the neo-con Stone Age party. I guess Rudy is brain-dead. He forgot that the towers came down well into the presidency of Little Boy Bush, and the Shoe Bomber, and anthrax episode did too. Wow. There is nothing like fessing up to reality.

These self-righteous American Jihadis, who at one time wore pointy white hoods terrorizing African-Americans and minorities, are now roaming our streets and halls of government wanting to continue to destroy the very financial fabric of this nation. I guess they forgot the facts that it was the legislative policies of the GOP that allowed Newt Gingrich to go forward with a plan raved by McCain, and Phil Gramm to legalize deregulation and do away with accountability oversight practices on behalf of the corporate royalists and their army of lobbyist Brownshirts. They marched in the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, and put into play the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 1999 making it illegal to regulate or supervise private derivative trades. We cannot forget that the frog-lizard man, Newt Gingrich, was initially instrumental in the eventual killing of the economy, destroying state budgets and bringing them very close to insolvency, like we are seeing in California and elsewhere. We cannot forget that this slimy frog-lizard man and former, I remind all of you, former Congressperson (ended in 1998), that without his financial crime syndicate hit called a “Contract With America”, not unlike what Tony Soprano might call a ‘Contract Hit On America’ we might have rescued the country from this devastating economic collapse.

This Stone Age GOP destroyed the economy through their ‘Contract With The Corporate Oligarchs’ to outsource jobs, destroy wage growth, increase the indebtedness of average working people in order to continue to enrich the corporate elite, increase asset values through financial bubbles, erode public safety nets, destroy pensions, shutdown manufacturing sectors, and privatize government, increase the wealth of China through their own investments, and privatize public assets, such as toll roads, parking meters, water sanitation facilities, and more. This is their legacy, and they hope to regain more power.

Now, what is likely to occur via the health care reform bill, unless there is a graduated surtax on premiums, which would tax the top 1% as a way to assist the working lower wage earners in the purchase of health care policies, we will see working people fall further into poverty and indebtedness. This is a planned demolition of the country and destruction of jobs and working people.

1 in 5 American males are unemployed. This will likely not get better for a long time. 20% of males between the ages of 25 to 50 did not have jobs in December. This is the lowest since 1948, and they have chosen to not call this a depression. When the downturn occurred in 2007-8, this figure was at 13%, therefore it is not getting any better. For those over the age of 16, only 58.2% have jobs, which has now reached a 25 year low. The exuberance back in November when we heard that the job market gained only 4000 jobs was really the giddy dope slap before the storm, because December shed 85,000 more jobs. More than 660,000 left the workforce between November and December. It has been stated that around 850,000 people gave up looking for work. The pundits make me laugh because of their make-believe acts. Most of those reading this blog and other blogs knew that jobs would continue to disappear in spite of the circus act performed by the so-called pundits.

We have to remember that before the inauguration of 2009, job losses were incredible, yet now closing President Obama's first year, job losses exceeded 2008. 4.2 million jobs lost in 2009!  115,000 jobs were lost in December of 2008, and 2.6 million jobs were lost in the year of 2008. That was the Bush and the Stone Age party’s legacy.

I read how the deficits are killing the economy. I cannot really buy into it right yet. We read how pumping cash into the economy through stimulus programs will cause inflation, yet Bernanke and the Fed already stuffed $2T into the economy via the financial-investment banking crime sector without any across the board inflation. People are not working or spending as much of their expendable income; therefore prices are being kept deflated in many areas of the economy.

The administration, the Federal Reserve, and President Obama’s regressive economic team continues to destroy American savings, even after working Americans saw trillions of dollars in household wealth disappear. By keeping interest rates down, the average American, who is trying to save money and rebuild their retirement losses, cannot make any ground because money market, and general savings accounts pay little in interest. The 295 million who have been victimized by those at the top 1% of the income ladder through their corporate-investment banking greed, co-opted by our government, will continue to be repressed as long as the rich corporate royalists are able to continue to seriously damage the economics of this country.

Without jobs and a revived manufacturing economy, there won’t be any jobs to speak of. It is time to rebuild our economy with massive job stimulus and not through President Obama’s magic tax incentive plan. He stuffed the banks with trillions of dollars of cash, therefore it is time to make available those same programs for American-only made manufacturing facilities.

Ideally, as the economy begins to recreate new manufacturing jobs, the deficit will shrink. This is why we cannot elect Stone Age GOPsters who don’t want this to happen. They harp about tax cuts for the rich, and cutting more jobs/spending. This has been their mantra. None of their ideas have worked so far.

President Obama needs to protect American manufacturing from exporting nations that artificially keep their currencies low in order to sabotage our own domestic economy. In addition to the business of worker protection, this executive must act as the commander-in-chief of our economic national security, if not, then he has failed every working American in favor of the corporate elite.

Along with this essential demonstration of presidential courage, he must end the government career of his dirtiest weasel—Timmie-da’ G-Geithner, the field marshal lock-stepping to the orders given by the economic crime syndicate.

The latest news story to come forward is that TimmieG, when acting as the chairman of the New York Fed, pressured AIG to delay disclosing to the S.E.C, as well as the American people the details that allowed them to steal congressionally authorized multi-billion dollar bailout funds, which they in turn passed out to their counterparties. Goldman Sachs, for example, was paid off to the tune of 100 cents on their toxic gambles at the mortgage-backed security economic crime syndicate’s crap’s table. Can we call this a conspiracy by a government employee? After this field marshal gets investigated by the Justice department for conspiring against the American people, then a Pink Slip must be handed to Larry Summers, who stated that the recession is now over, and another bankster buddy, Rahm Emmanuel, who appears to have been giving the president the wrong advice.

I guess Americans can decide for themselves if they want to restore the destructive GOP and further their Stone Age agenda and their ‘Contract Against America.’ This is the problem with many Americans—they have been drinking too many Teabagger kool-aid drinks. If they continue to support the Stone Age GOPers, they will get what they deserve, but the rest of us will suffer even more. Unfortunately, there are only two real choices on the list of choices. One choice is out of the running, and the other will be made by default.

If America elects progressive populist representatives, replacing the stale bobble-heads who have rotted out the integrity of our representative government, then they would have more force to push President Obama to make the changes required to repair the damage inflicted by the corrupt corporate elites of this country.

President Obama has not performed as the progressive populist voters had hoped for, nor has the Congressional Democrats performed in such a way, either. This is why it is essential that progressive populists vote for such candidates, or those closest to such a platform. It is our responsibility to keep pushing our officials in this direction.

Thanks for reading, jerry


SPECTRE of Deflation said...

While I find Newt and the Republicans interesting in a morbid sense, it's the Demoncrats I find needing to be watched. They control the House, Senate and Oval Office. The Republicans are meaningless when it comes to policy as again the Demoncrats control the reigns of power and not the Republicans.

I imagine it's a way to take one's mind off of one's own problems be they an individual or Party.

They are both CRIME SYNDICATES, and no amount of finger pointing changes this basic fact. They will both continue, with help, to manipulate the sheeple while they steal our last nickel which shouldn't be long now. While liberals and conservatives argue, New Rome burns. They have you right where they want you. A hatred so searing that clear thought becomes impossible as the Republic implodes.

solbama said...

Dems vrs. Reps = Diversion - as we march ever closer to the New World Order, and accept our demise. War on Terror = Diversion - while all assets being transferred. The pretense of freedom has come to light.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, here's the real deal from Karl D. who provides absolute truth of this country swirling around the toilet bowl. He blames both Crime Syndicates equally, as both Crime Syndicates have held power over the last 2+ decades to bring us to where we are today.

Let's face facts. There are damn few Rep. Shermans and Pauls out there looking to protect the little guy. What we do get is Bwaney Fwank writing a Bill to bail out the next theft to the tune of $4 TRILLION DOLLARS with jackshit concerning oversight. Please read it on an empty stomach as it will make you very ill.

A Macro Level Look At The Economy

PS: solbama, agree 110% regarding your thoughts. Bread and circus while they steal our freedom and all private property. When in God's name will the sheeple understand what has already been done to them?

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a drone illegally spying on Americans:


SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Unemployment: The 2010 Time Bomb

By John Nichols, The Nation. Posted January 9, 2010.

New figures show jobs were lost in December at ten times the expected rate.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Federal Reserve Seeks to Protect U.S. Bailout Secrets (Update1)
By David Glovin and Thom Weidlich

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve asked a U.S. appeals court to block a ruling that for the first time would force the central bank to reveal secret identities of financial firms that might have collapsed without the largest government bailout in U.S. history.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan will decide whether the Fed must release records of the unprecedented $2 trillion U.S. loan program launched after the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. In August, a federal judge ordered that the information be released, responding to a request by Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg News.

carlandjerry said...

Hi Spectre,

Thanks for the great postings. Karl D's piece on employment, sales data, and credit data was really good.

Barnyard Frank stating that there will be $4T set aside to backstop our next banking collapse is frightening.

I surely agree that the Republicans and Democrats both are guilty of perpetuating our dire economic national security crisis. I still have to place more of the blame of Republicans, but many of the Democrats are deeply involved in the process of devastation, as well.

The unemployment figures are horrible. Obama's fix has been a fizzle. He must be blamed for how it is all unfolding.

Karl Denninger's article explains clearly that there will be more economic contracting throughout 2010. Everyone should read it.

On the site

he writes that the government should issue "debt free money" as was issued after the civil war to pay off war debt. What do you think?

Hi Solbama, glad to see you commenting. What do you think about debt free money?

I have to continue to believe that unless America votes for progressive populist candidates, there will be little internal push-back of Obama's failing policies. Actually, the American people need to organize and demonstrate against the government's support of this corporate takeover.

take care, jerry

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, while Newt is really a newt and a complete moron, this President is stealing our freedom. They desire to control the 50 States National Guard which is unconstitutional. In the end, everyone will say they couldn't see it coming. It's only because the Governors raised holy Hell that this small step will be taken first. Any ideas on when we must use the term, "Our Glorious and Supreme Leader?

Today President Obama signed a new executive order, found here:

The executive order formed a Council of Governors, pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008.

The Council will "strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State governments to protect our Nation and its people and property". Provisions include:

1. The Council shall meet at the call of the Secretary of Defense or the Co-Chairs of the Council to exchange views, information, or advice with the Secretary of Defense; the Secretary of Homeland Security; the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs; the Commander,United States Northern Command; the Chief, National Guard Bureau; the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and other appropriate officials of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, and appropriate officials of other executive departments or agencies as may be designated by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(a) matters involving the National Guard of the various States;
(b) homeland defense;
(c) civil support;
(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and
(e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, from your lips to God's ears! We have a window that closes a little each day these rat bastards (Republicans and Democrats) are left in charge. Like Karl, I wonder what it will take to get people off their arses although the thieves had bettter understand that there is no turning back once the sheeple do get off their arses. A shark feeding frenzy comes to mind.

The no interest money is worth at least a good look although I haven't studied the Civil War Example that Karl cites. I will say that unless they start getting money to the people rather than the thieves of Wall Street, we are done. Every piece od real economic data clearly shows we are swirling the bowl while they get huge bonuses.

"I have to continue to believe that unless America votes for progressive populist candidates, there will be little internal push-back of Obama's failing policies. Actually, the American people need to organize and demonstrate against the government's support of this corporate takeover."

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Nothing to see here folks, so please move along. Change we can believe in:

SEC Orders AIG Info Sealed Until November... 2018!

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Be scared. Be very scared! Let me say right now that this nominee is F-ing crazy like several of his other picks.

Obama’s TSA Nominee Targets Anti-Government Christians

Former FBI agent Southers says government should pay attention to political Americans

Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

President Obama’s nominee to head the TSA and boss the naked body scanners now being installed at airports across the country says that white Christian “anti-government” types will be the primary target of suspicion for authorities.

Former FBI agent Erroll Southers has been under scrutiny following Republican efforts to block his confirmation after it emerged Southers had abused his power to run a database check on his ex-wife’s new boyfriend.

Back in October, Southers told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, both of whom voted on his confirmation, that he carried out the search because he was concerned for his wife and son. However, after the committees had approved him, Southers admitted that he had lied under oath by failing to reveal that he had personally conducted the search and had done so on more than one occasion, as well as sharing the information with the police (so they could harass the target of the search, according to the Ace of Spades blog).

Given that the potential future head of the TSA has abused his power in the past and then lied about it to Congress while under oath, how can we have any confidence that he will change the climate of corruption and thuggishness that pervades the TSA, as stories of innocent people being terrorized and harassed continue to appear on an almost daily basis?

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, this 11 minute Gerald Celente video is one for the ages:

US fertilizes foundation for more terrorism” – trends forecaster

Russia Today
Tuesday , January 12th, 2010

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

TSA lies exposed: Full-body scanner machines do save and transmit images, secret documents reveal

Mike Adams
Natural News
Tuesday , January 12th, 2010

The TSA has been lying to the American people about full-body scanners. The agency has insisted that these “digital strip search” machines are incapable of saving, storing or transmitting the images they take. This, we are told, makes it okay for people to be digitally strip-searched.

But secret documents uncovered by the Electronic Privacy Information Center ( have revealed that these machines do indeed posses precisely such capabilities. According to TSA specification requirement documents that have been uncovered by the EPIC, all full-body scanners purchased by the TSA must have the ability to both save and transmit the scanned images of air passengers.

The documents were obtained by EPIC through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. They have also been shared with CNN, which has viewed the documents and published a story about what they reveal.

These documents contradict the claims of the TSA, which include the statement that “the system has no way to save, transmit or print the image.”

TSA misleads the public
The TSA’s own “imaging technology” page (…) claims, “This state-of-the-art technology cannot store, print, transmit or save the image. In fact, all machines are delivered to airports with these functions disabled.”

That in itself is an interesting statement because by stating those functions are “disabled,” it also admits that the machines inherently have these functions. And just because the machines are delivered with the functions disabled doesn’t mean those functions can’t be re-enabled at the flick of a switch.

In other words, these machines are designed and constructed with the ability to save, store and transmit the images.

“I don’t think the TSA has been forthcoming with the American public about the true capability of these devices,” said the Executive Director of EPIC, Marc Rotenberg in a CNN interview. “They’ve done a bunch of very slick promotions where they show people — including journalists — going through the devices. And then they reassure people, based on the images that have been produced, that there’s not any privacy concerns. But if you look at the actual technical specifications and you read the vendor contracts, you come to understand that these machines are capable of doing far more than the TSA has let on.” (…)

In other words, the TSA is telling the public and the press one thing, but the machines they’re buying are capable of something far more insidious, these documents reveal. Is the TSA intentionally lying to the public in order to mislead people over the real capabilities of these machines?

If these full-body scanners can save, store and transmit images, then it’s only a matter of time before some rogue TSA employee finds a way to copy off the images or display them on the screen so that they can take snapshots with their own portable cameras.

The TSA says it’s protecting your privacy. But its own scanner specification documents tell a different story: The TSA won’t even buy these machines unless they can save, store and transmit revealing images of air passengers.

Sources for this story include:



SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Here comes the screw job

"Our rulers deliver favors to their clients...For in a predatory regime, nothing is done for public reasons. Indeed, the men in charge do not recognize that "public purposes" exist. They have friends, and enemies, and as for the rest—we’re the prey."
- James K. Galbraith

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, from My Budget 360 Blog and well worth a read:

The Capture of our Government by Wall Street: A 70 Percent Stock Market Rally lines up with an Additional 2.7 Million Jobs Lost since March of 2009. How Wall Street Reflects the Interest of the Corporatocracy and not the Real Economy.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

2009: The Year of the Great Vampire Squid

The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.

- Matt Taibbi, “Inside the Great American Bubble Machine”

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, this came from, and it scares the living you know what out of me:

The Ultimate Shell Game: The Federal Reserve Funds 91% Of 2009 U.S. Deficit
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/11/2010 19:25 -0500

Budget DeficitFederal ReservePresident Obama

In the current hodge podge of abstract finance, it is easy to get lost in the numbers and lose sight of the forest for the trees. Which is why we provide the ultimate simplification: In calendar (not fiscal) 2009, the US grew its budget deficit by $1.47 trillion. In the same time, the Federal Reserve grew its securities holdings from $500 billion to $1.85 trillion, a $1.34 trillion increase. Keeping it simple: 91% of the budget deficit increase in 2009, under the authority of President Obama, was funded by the... United States.

carlandjerry said...

WOW Spectre,

Where do I begin? Thanks so much for all the articles and comments. There is a lot to read for all of us to check out. I have read all the pieces you have sent, as of this comment. AIG getting a secret pass until 2018, TSA's full body scanning is a intrusion into personal privacy when such action is way over the top and smoke and mirrors action to distract people from believing this stuff really does not keep them safer.

What a con-job!

The Fed payment to Treasury is absolutely amazing.

Obama has taken the Bush mantle and continued with it. We are devolving into something scary.

take care, jerry

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, thanks for allowing me to post as I do on YOUR site. I at least want to catalog this disaster in some order so that those who say nobody could see it coming will be proved wrong. This President continues to piss on my leg and tell me it's just rain...GRRRRRR. Another $33 BILLION for the drug effort in Poppy-stan:

Jan. 13, 2009
AP: Obama Wants $33B More for War Budget
White House to Ask Congress for Additional Cash to Fight Unpopular Wars, with Most of it Slated for Afghanistan

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Police fight cellphone recordings
Witnesses taking audio of officers arrested, charged with illegal surveillance

By Daniel Rowinski
New England Center For Investigative Reporting / January 12, 2010

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

These little tricks are why we are given U3 instead on U6 on the jobs front. Just make it seem better, and the sheeple will follow:

Measuring the effect of stimulus: If you don't like the results, change the yardstick

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Recruitment video for FEMA Camp Relocation/Resettlement MPs (National Guard). Yesterday we got the NEW COUNCIL of GOVERNORS regarding future Martial Law by way of Obama's Executive Order, and now this video for resettlement. Hey, sheeple, do I need to draw pictures for you?

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

So now that they have spent all the SS money, they want the private retirement money too. These thieves will not stop until it's all gone folks. You will never see this money again if they get their thieving hands on it. The link has a section from Washington Blog, Karl D. and Jesse's Cafe. Patriot Bonds. LOL! You have to love how they pull on your heartstrings regarding patriotism. F-ing THIEVES!!

Converting 401k and IRA Funds Into “Steady Payment Streams”

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Welcome to Prison-Prone America
Published on 01-13-2010
Source: The Peoples Voice

“American primary and secondary schools fail to educate because that is not their function, Dmitry Orlov writes. “Their function is to institutionalize children at an early age.” In due course inmates of the U.S. education enterprise “will go on to other institutions – jails, psychiatric hospitals, the military.”
“… There is a reason why jails, hospitals and schools are often architecturally indistinguishable: they are but different parts of the same system, representing different phases of the institutionalization life cycle.”

What of higher learning? What of higher learning?

Those “who learn obedience while retaining some semblance of sanity [enter] U.S. colleges and universities [that] fail to produce graduates who have adequate general knowledge, good command of their native language [Illiteracy in the United States is abnormally high for a developed nation], and the ability to acquire specialized knowledge without any further institutional assistance.”

This failure can be attributed to many factors; Dmitry Orlov deepens his thesis in Reinventing Collapse: “the star system of professorship, where politically connected faculty members teach seminars on how and why they are glorious. Most of the actual teaching is left up to adjuncts, associate professors, post-docs, teaching fellows and other academic rabble; the dead weight of so-called chips off the old block – children of alumni; the refusal of talented Americans to teach, leaving the field open to foreigners who couldn’t get in at home…. But … again, a much simpler explanation should suffice: the goal of the American higher education system is not to educate.”

Orlov was writing in the same period the American Civil Liberties Union was reporting American ‘Education’ as a “School to Prison Pipeline.”

The process of criminalizing rather than educating America’s children as manifested in zero-tolerance discipline, school-based arrests, disciplinary alternative schools, and secured detention marginalizing the most at-risk youth and denying them access to education – amounts to a “school-to-prison pipeline.”

Zero-tolerance punitive policies of severe discipline and expulsion unmindful of individual circumstances begin the child’s journey through the pipeline.

American schools no longer rely on teachers and administrators to handle minor student misconduct, but on law enforcement: full-time police officers (or ’school resource officers’) untrained in working with youth. These enforcers patrol secondary school hallways, approach youth as street ‘perps’, and arrest students for “non-violent offenses such as ‘disruptive conduct’ or ‘disturbance of the peace.’” Pupils are led handcuffed from classrooms for “throwing temper tantrums, throwing an eraser at a teacher, breaking a pencil, having rap lyrics in a locker.”

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

They are setting up a trap none of us can escape from. This bullshit regarding Money Market Funds ties in nicely with the 401K/IRA confiscation now being planned. Your money is no longer your money sheeple:

This Is The Government: Your Legal Right To Redeem Your Money Market Account Has Been Denied
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/03/2010 11:01 -0500

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

They are actively preparing for the collapse of our Republic.

US must cut spending to save AAA rating, warns Fitch

Fitch Ratings has issued the starkest warning to date that the US will lose its AAA credit rating unless acts to bring the budget deficit under control, citing a spiral in debt service costs and dependence on foreign lenders.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, here's part of a piece done by Karl D., and I couldn't agree more:

If China does not wish to buy our Treasury debt (they have already stopped) so be it. We can close our borders to their cheap crap - their lead-painted toys and now, we discover, cadmium-laced costume jewelry - again, a poison made in China being sold to our children. Read that article - it contains wonderful statements by Chinese manufacturers like this gem:

Lead and cadmium are commonly found in metal jewelry sold in China simply because it's cheaper. A ton of high-quality zinc costs about 28,000 yuan ($4,100) while zinc with lead, cadmium or both in it sells for about 16,000 yuan ($2,350), said Frank Zhang, an executive with a jewelry factory in Yiwu that specializes in high-end exports but who did not want his Chinese or company names used.

Industry executives said most of the low-end goods with high amounts of cadmium are sold in China and increasingly sent to Dubai and other markets in the Middle East with less stringent import controls than the U.S. or Europe.


Chen Zaiying, manager of the Yiwu SK Jewelry shop in the International Trade City, echoed Devereux's comment, saying many Chinese manufacturers combine hazardous batches with others that comply with regulations in the destination market.

Got it? They intentionally cheat and ship things they know do not comply with a purchase order's requirements (do you really need to specify "must not be a known poison" for something intended to be given to a kid as a piece of toy jewelry?) and intentionally intermingle poison products simply because it's cheaper for them!

If we poisoned Chinese children with products exported there they would (rightly so) consider us to have committed an open act of war against their population. Why is it that we continue to permit this sort of outrageous conduct - the intentional endangerment of our youth - to take place all so we can claim to have an "open trade" policy with those who are intentionally shipping poisonous products for consumption by our kids?

I believe we can - and should - go so far as to selectively default the Treasury debt they hold, simply declaring it worthless, as a "fair exchange" for all the intellectual property they have stolen from our nation's firms over the last two decades and the intentional, repeated and wanton poisoning of our nation's youth.

Whatever really happened with Google China's government is long past its "use by" date and our government's continued bouts of kneeling before China's premier, all in the name of $30 DVD players, destruction of our manufacturing capacity, support and financing for Chinese human rights violations and the poisoning of our children, must end here and now.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, this is why the EO signed by his Highness is so dangerous. God help the Republic. Please Lord!! AMEN!!!

One must read this one closely but when it dawns on you that the 10 Governors to be appointed by the President will perhaps soon correspond to the 10 FEMA REGIONS and effectively will be under the Secretary of Defense and hence the President in a system of Regional Military Governors over all States, not just the States they might be from, you might just experience a chill up your spine. Note that then all States in essence have been taken over at least on paper by the President and will be administered Militarily. Read carefully Section -2 Functions, of this Executive Order and you will clearly see how inclusive these functions can be....... especially Item e which has language sufficiently broad and loose that a Tank Battalion could be driven through it.

Americans had better understand that this Executive Order along with all of those previously signed ,and with Presidential Decision Directive 51 and others will be used to destroy the Constitution and Bill of Rights and to render each American effectively into nothing more than a member of a work gang subject to control of the Regional Military Governor who is under the Secdef who is under the President. Posse Comitatus then is dead, Habeas Corpus is dead, Bill of Rights is dead, and only the whims and subjective decisions of the Regional Military Governor, as directed by the President via the Secretary of Defense and executed by Northcom troopers who now include U.S. , Canadian, Mexican, and other Foreign troops as well as Mercenaries and the States' National Guards, Militias, and Police agencies will be the Iron Fist Rule of the Land.

Is this what the Founding Fathers would be proud of or would they say we have come full circle and that now We the People should invoke the Declaration of Independence once again and be ready on Lexington Green and prepositioned at Concord Bridge ? I think I know what Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Sam Adams, and old "Swamp Fox" would say.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

We will see the same for many states I'm afraid which bodes ill for their financing and carrying costs. meanwhile the thieves that caused it all continue to enjoy bonuses larger than the income of many J6Ps during their entire lifetimes. Sounds about right.

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services downgraded California, noting the state’s severe fiscal imbalance and the impending recurrence of a cash shortage if revenue and spending trajectories continue

read more:

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, this is a must read:

The Coming Fury of an Angry America

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Why are these thieiving be-atches not in handcuffs exactly? Rigged worse than a casino. Nothing like frontrunning for select rich clients. Too bad the Pension Funds didn't get in on this action and instead were lured into CDOs to chase some addional piss ant yield. What a racket.

Goldman E-Mail Message Lays Bare Trading Conflicts

carlandjerry said...

Hi Spectre,

There is soooo much coming at us sooooo quickly that this year will end up being a real tsunami.

Goldman Sachs' manipulation of trades by trading ahead of their clients in order to jack up the stock prices, and then selling within minutes later after the price went up, which forces their own clients buy at a higher than opening prices, gives them a nice profit before their clients make any money, if at all.

There are so many crimes being committed under the watchful eye of this administration that the corporate elite appear to feel that nothing will be done to them. That they are in control. That they have a Manchurian President working for them.

We know that these FEMA camps are being established in preparation for millions of disenfranchised citizens.

The piece on the unrest that may likely come as the American middle finds themselves collapsed is really good. It was written with a calm and level-headed style.

California's drop in the bond rating to -A is just a blip. There are more to come around the country.
-A is the new AAA!

I guess from my viewpoint, there is so much coming at us, that I have to decide exactly which issues, or events, or problems are the most important from the long list of them.

I have to believe the top of my list begins with the economic criminals working on Wall Street , then comes the jobs/unemployment/real economy concerns.

It is my belief that the criminals, such as Lord Blankfein, and the rest need to be seriously investigated and prosecuted. Once this happens, I believe the country can begin to repair itself.

My immediate third are the war profiteering corporatists using soldiers to make a profit and destroy our economy by draining our Treasury via the war stimulus program. The wars must end.

Fourth is the protection of Americans from economic and familial collapse.

All else is background fallout.

thanks my friend, jerry

solbama said...

Jerry, I know you were trying to get a rise out of me,but to tell the truth,I have given up on trying to describe to others what has occurred. Only a very small percentage have eyes to see and the mental capacity to comprehend the magnitude of evil that encompasses the world. There is but a short time remaining to prepare for the pervasive darkness that will surround us and rape the very essence of humanity.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

solbama, you are a person of few words. LOL! Human nature at it's finest I'm afraid. Far easier to pretend none of this exists until the sheeple have no other possible conclusion or solution. Most will be caught completely flat footed, wondering what in the Hell just happened to them and theirs. Too late at that point guys. Now is the time to prepare as best you can for the survival of our families.

Food is an issue that is coming to the forefront. England knows about this already, and I believe the figures from the USDA are as cooked as any in government. We just planted the least amount of wheat since the early 20th century while the world's population has exploded. Think this will end in a happy story?

"It's hard to get a man to understand something, when his job depends on him not understanding it."

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, I think your rankings for problems are right on the mark. Until the vampire blood sucking squid is killed, and all it's little squid-letts as well, there will be no solution to any of our major problems. They own our govt. right now, and I'm not sure we can do a damn thing about it until the
SHTF. In fact, I really believe they have this all planned much as the bankers of the Depression Era did. Back then, none of the FDIC banks went out of business. They simply killed off 8,000 banks and consolidated power/control while stealing the life savings of their fellow citizens. They bought prime property for pennies on the dollar all along the Mississippi River. Their letters can be found on the Internet today. These thieves make casino owners look like pussy cats.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

SEC Engages in Conspiracy with AIG to Hide Bailout Evidence
Published on 01-14-2010
By Kurt Nimmo

AIG’s request for the SEC to hide details of the massive and unprecedented bailout received scant attention in the corporate media when it was announced in May.

Earlier today House representative Edolphus Towns subpoenaed documents related to the so-called “backdoor bailout” of AIG, including documents from Timothy Geithner, the former New York Fed chief and current Treasury secretary. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is looking for information on payments made to AIG counterparties, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and Societe Generale. The subpoena “specifically requests all documents surrounding the decision to pay AIG’s counterparties 100 cents on the dollar,” according to AFP.

It looks like Towns and his committee may only get part of the story. They will have to wait until 2018 to get the rest.

In May, well before Geithner was on the hot seat, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a request by AIG to keep secret an exhibit to a year-old regulatory filing that includes some of the details on the most criminal aspect of the AIG bailout — the funneling of billions of dollars to the above mentioned culprits, particularly Goldman Sachs.

The SEC said the exhibit “qualifies as confidential commercial or financial information” and is off limits to Congress and the American people. The 2018 expiration date will fall on the tenth anniversary of the Federal Reserve of New York’s decision to provide “emergency financing” to an entity set up to specifically acquire some $60 billion in collateralized debt obligations from 16 banks in the United States and Europe.

The SEC ruling is yet another indication the banksters have a lot to hide and will go to unusual lengths to prevent the American people from learning the sordid details of their criminal activities.

carlandjerry said...

Hi Solbama,

I wasn't trying to get a rise out of you by remarking on the need to elect progressive populist types because as we know elections DO elect representatives, like it or not. We may hate the choices and those who are ushered into government as a result of their engagement with those who are the manipulators and deceivers.

To just sit back and, at least, try and do one passive action, which would be to try and elect a person who would work with even a small core of legislators who want to stop the crimes upon humanity would be the least one could do as a last ditch effort.

If chaos is around the corner, then I truly believe that an attempt to stop it before we devolve into fascism-Soviet style-is the least I can do as a voter.

In regards to debt free money (?), I don't know much about it. It does seem that President Lincoln used it to pay off debts which occurred during the Civil War putting it into the hands of citizens.

Anyway, I am not one to try and get a rise from anyone. That is not my nature.

Hi Spectre,

Thank you for the comments and links. I do feel that our government, and Obama, is being backed into a corner with the punches delivered by Ratigan and Spitzer and others. He is being Rope-A-Doped by them. The pressure is on and that is why we are seeing this financial crisis commission in action. Americans are seeing the evil likes of Blankfein, and the rest act like the evil thieving clowns that they are. The SNL skits will likely dope slap Blankfein in the next show or two (I hope.)

Americans can see a conning fool easily, and there they are totally unaware that they are the tap dancing fools.

Americans are getting angry. I really don't know how it will manifest, but this is the year of anger for many more people.

Obama cannot escape this. Mr. Party Dresser, and Smooth Talker is in trouble. He will be seen as an impotent toy soldier or one that will go after the evildoers.

I foresee a major protest march occurring sometime this year congregating in DC, the likes of one never seen before in our history.

I will likely see you both there!


SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, this snip caught my eye on Mish's site. As I mentioned earlier, England is already experiencing food shortages. Now pensioners are buying books to burn to keep warm. They have become a leading indicator of OUR future pain:

Burning Books In The UK To Keep Warm

Fahrenheit 451 for Cash-Strapped UK Seniors

Some cash-strapped British pensioners are buying books from charity shops and burn them to keep warm as freezing temperatures gripped the UK, a London newspaper reported Tuesday.

Workers at a charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, told London newspaper Metro that pensioners were looking for thick books such as encyclopedias — which are sold for a few pennies second hand — as a cheaper alternative to coal.

"A lot of them buy up large hardback volumes so they can stick them in the fire to last all night."

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

The Giant Vampire Squid’s Journey to the East
Darryl Robert Schoon
Posted Jan 14, 2010

Usury, once a venal sin, was now commonplace and bankers who lived by the charging of interest were considered respectable. The hand of evil was everywhere as the end-times, the end of days, were upon them. - Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi’s description of Goldman Sachs as a Giant Vampire Squid which wraps itself around its victims draining them of their productivity and profits is chillingly accurate.

solbama said...

Spectre, I took an 84 yr. old lady to the shelter a few days ago who was burning books for survival.
Jerry, I love ya - to date you are the only one to have had any response to my post "Bullshit Economics" I have not posted on my blog since, as the issue is the "Root" of what is chocking our nation, and until it is dealt with, only "extend and pretend" corporate fascism exists, and freedom merely, an illusion.