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Thursday, June 17, 2010

"President Obama Sings Michael Jackson's New Hit, " Just Spill It"

This White House has become a replay scene recently watched inside the corporate offices of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team.

Barack Obama is playing the role of the young college co-ed who drank a bit too much Kool-Aid handed to him from the greedy corporate oil oligarchs, who are now playing the role of Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger, as he/they stood over the innocent and hapless small town girl as she sat on the toilet seat with Big Ben towering over her with his big, fat woodie driver hanging down in her face as he/they said, “Do something with this!”

So Barack Obama follows the instructions given to him by the oligarchs and performs the act of corporate compliance to satisfy the engorged capitalistic corporate predatory elite who are demanding unfettered “free-market laissez faire, neo-liberalism only for them. All else excluded. The club is by invitation only!

President Obama has been following in the footsteps of his recent predecessors and running interference for Team Oligarch.

Now Louisiana Governor Jingle Jangle Jindal is having his turn on the toilet seat as he proclaims, “We don’t need no stinkin’ moratorium on deep well drillin’!” “We want more drillin’ baby, drillin’”. This guy is the male version of Pale-n Palin.

Have another hit of that spillin’ Kool-Aid.

BobbyJob Jindal says that drillin’ is good for jobs!! And so does Lafourche Parish president Charlotte Randolph, who stated that BP can do a good job regulating themselves. But, because he, and she, are so delirious from the intoxicating experience they both had on the toilet seat, he wasn’t able to realize all the jobs lost from the Spill-Baby-Spill performance BP just put on for the hotel-vacation industry, or the fishing businesses, or the boat rental businesses, just to name a few.

Now, just wrap your head around the Michael Jackson song, “Beat It”.

BP told him don't you ever come around here
Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in your eyes but your words aren’t really clear
So beat it, just beat it

You better run, you better do what you can
Don't wanna see no oil, don't be a macho man
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you wanna be bad

We’ll just drill it, drill it, drill it, just drill it
Ya wanna to be defeated?
Were showin' how weak and meek is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
We’ll just spill it, spill it
Just spill it, spill it
Don’t kill it, kill it
We’ll fill it, just fill it

We’ll be out to get ya, better leave while you can
Ya don't wanna be defeated, you wanna be rewarded
You wanna another gig, better do what you can
So beat it, just beat it

You have to show da folks that you're really not scared
You're playin' with da oligarchs, this ain't no truth or dare
We'll kick you, then we’ll beat you,
Then we'll tell you it's fair
We’ll drill it, so don’t get too loud

Just spill it, spill it, just drill it, drill it
Ya don’t wanna be defeated
Showin' how fluffy and puffy is your fight
It doesn't matter if ya are wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
Don’t wanna be messin’ with the elite
Showin' how clunky and shlunky is your fight
It doesn't matter if ya are wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
2012 might be your defeat
Showin' how weak and meek is your fight
It doesn't matter if ya are wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
We’ll drill it, just drill it, then spill it

Beat it, beat it, just beat it, Barack, beat it

Barack Obama has, once again, been faking it before the American people. They now have moved from using a shop vac to suck up the oil, to a reversed funnel, i.e., a cooking-style hood to suck up the junk. Just days ago they began to pump it up to a ship to burn the stuff in the air.

I must say that Barack Obama has to be the worst political disappointment in my lifetime! No one would have ever expected a 3rd LilBoyBush term from this guy.
Matt Taibbi’s Rolling Stone article called, “Wall Street’s War” thoroughly explains the major sell-out our government dished out to the public regarding financial reform, and Barack Obama wasn’t interested in anything called ‘Real Reform’, but rather preferred ‘Reform-Lite’. We have President-Lite in the White House doing the work for the oil industry, the health care industry, and the financial industry. So, what’s next for us Mr. President-Lite?

For a guy who had so much political capital accumulated during the primary and the election, he threw it all away in order to deliver it to the oligarchs by framing it as wanting to reach across the aisle. But the fact is that both parties have walked all over him.

I have said this time and time again, he is the Manchurian Candidate. From listening to his Oval Office speech, it was clear to me that he lacked fortitude. After he referred to the volcanic-like eruption as a spill, I knew he was shillin’ for the spillin’.

This is NOT a spill. A spill is when little Johnny knocks over his milk, and mommy wipes it up. This is an eruption. But since Barack did not really define the geyser as being just that, I realized he was BP’s Poodle (coined by Shamus Cooke).

It has been reported that this cavern of oil is as big as Mount Everest. According to Professor Vladimir Kutcherov (Gulf Oil Spill ‘Could Go Years’ If Not Dealt With, by F. William Engdahl, 6-10-10), “What BP drilled into was what we call a ‘migration channel’, a deep fault on which hydrocarbons generated in the depth of our planet migrate to the crust and are accumulated in rocks, something like Ghawar in Saudi Arabia.” “Ghawar, the world’s most prolific oilfield has been producing millions of barrels daily for almost 70 years…is located on a migration channel similar to that in the oil rich Gulf of Mexico.”

Mr. Engdahl went on to say that according to investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, “the disaster has the real potential cost of at least $1 trillion.”

Here is more, “Under the loose regulatory measures implemented by the Bush-Cheney Administration, the US Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service became a simple “rubber stamp”, approving whatever the oil companies wanted in terms of safety precautions that could have averted such a disaster. Madsen describes a state of “criminal collusion” between Cheney’s former firm, Halliburton, and the Interior Department’s MMS, and that the potential for similar disasters exists with the other 30,000 offshore rigs that use the same shut-off valves.”

What most people don’t know is that back in 2005, Congress passed the Energy Policy Act. Under this act, the process of hydraulic fracturing natural gas from under the earth was exempted from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the EPA was no longer permitted to regulate it. During those times, BP was allowed to regulate itself, as were the other rig drillers.

So who was supposed to do the regulation of BP’s safety standards if the US government was not allowed to do it? Well, it was the Marshall Islands!!! That is correct. The Republic of the Marshall Islands, located in Micronesia, with a population of around 62,000 people, “was ultimately responsible for the safety of the Deepwater Horizon rig” through “the safety laws and inspection standards of the Marshall Islands. Maritime treaties allow the United States to simply recognize BP’s compliance with Marshall Islands’ standards as adequate.” Yobie Benjamin, San Francisco Chronicle, Oil Spill Surprise: Whose in Charge of BP’s Oil Rig Safety?).

TransOcean registered the rig in the Marshall Islands. It was a US company, at one time, but hightailed it to Switzerland to avoid US tax laws. BP leased the Deepwater Horizon oil rig from TransOcean. This rig is actually considered a ship! But it was not required to have a licensed sea captain in charge of the crew, the operations, or the naval plans. At the time of the disaster, the guy in charge was a rig mechanic. And, at the time of the fire, staffing numbers had been reduced by BP.

What has been surfacing, now, is that BP has had previous maintenance and safety problems. One such documentation occurred on another rig, named Atlantis. Whistleblowers have come forward. There have been problems with gas sensors, fire sensors, and pressure valves.

With all of this out there available to the public, why was President Obama’s speech so lame? He told us that he was assured that deepwater drilling was safe. So, who told him such garbage? Was it one of the oil oligarchs? Now what does Obama think of such assurances? He told us he wanted to understand why he was misled. HUH? Understand what? He wants to understand that he has been a patsy for the oil oligarchs that have been dictating the rules, writing the regulations, paying off government officials, colluding with regulators, and sending presidential candidates campaign contributions?

He went on to reassure the American people that he was going to inform BP of their financial obligations. Inform? How about “demand.” Where were the words “demand, or order, or direct” in this speech? Then he went on to suggest that cap and trade should be part of the debate. Well, how about a carbon tax. Demand a simple carbon tax! Cap and trade might just create mouth drooling by Wall Street bankstas who would gamble on that newly formed exchange.

And, why did he choose to burn up his political capital by failing to present a strong and powerful plan for the Gulf, the relief effort, and alternative energy setting the agenda forcing Congress to debate HIS plan on his terms?

What is wrong with this president? Is HE the Manchurian Candidate that was launched into office by the supreme corporate oligarchs because they knew he had no backbone? Is he the Cowardly Lion? Or, is he the Tin Man? Or, is he the Scarecrow? Or, is he all of them wrapped into one lousy president?

He allowed the health care industry to dictate the rules of the health care reform bill. He allowed the bankstas to dictate the rules of the financial reform bill. And now, he is allowing BP to dictate the rules for handling this disaster.

BP is setting aside $20B for claims. Citi thought it was going to be only $3B. Well, Barack got an extra $17B from his discussion with the eco-terrorists.

Why didn’t Barack just make it simple? Why didn’t come out and proclaim that he was going to seize all of BP’s US assets in order to guarantee that the money would not vanish. This would be a simple trick for BP to accomplish. All they would have to do would be to transfer assets into shadow companies. Blind faith just doesn’t cut it, Barack. You actually trust a bunch of eco-terrorists with their word after they have mishandled the clean-up operations, mishandled their rig operations, and didn’t care to possess an emergency plan in case of a disaster like this one would happen? You are absolutely nuts! Barack, you have shown the American people, time and time again, that you have absolutely no fortitude to stand up the corporate bullies, and the Congressional bullies.

David Michael Green calls you the “Do-Nothing President”. He says, “…to the extent he stands for anything, it is for maintenance of a status quo that continues to wreck the country in order to serve the needs of a few oligarchs.”

I believe he is right! This is George W. Bush’s third term.


SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Watching the Gulf Coast slowly die is heartbreaking, but it ties in nicely with the following comments:

Michael Snyder puts the U.S. economy in historical perspective:

...We have squandered the great wealth left to us by our forefathers, we have almost totally dismantled the world's greatest manufacturing base, we have shipped millions of good jobs overseas and we have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of mankind.

We have taken the greatest free enterprise economy that was ever created and have turned it into a gigantic house of cards delicately balanced on a never-ending spiral of paper money and debt. For decades, all of this paper money and debt has enabled us to enjoy the greatest party in the history of the world, but now the bills are coming due and the party is nearly over.

jerry, of eye on washington said...

That was beautifully said!!!

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

As you say, spill my ass! They have drilled into Hell itself with this well. They have numerous leaks of the sea floor itself. God help us all. This video clearly shows that BP and our govt. are lying their asses off to every American while we get bread and circus from CONgress once again.

BP Cover Up! Oil leaking from Ocean Floor!

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Here's a link that shows every live feed video from BP. Most raw oil contains 5% gases in the mix. This nightmare has 40% gas to oil. We are sitting on a powder keg, and the PTB have no frigging idea of how to stop it. They are dribbling the news out concerning how screwed we really are. One other item of interest is that the BOP is leaning. All the King's men and all the King's horses can't put this damn thing back together again. Wait until the threat of benzene becomes an issue in the public domain. Anyone living on the Gulf Coast please protect yourselves and loved ones, as our damn govt. won't admit the truth to it's own citizens.

SPECTRE of Destruction said...

This article is unbelievable. Why in the name of God would you stop sucking whatever oil you can with barges? This is the same kind of BS we have dealt with concerning the financial debacle.

BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard
59 Days Into Oil Crisis, Gulf Coast Governors Say Feds Are Failing Them

jerry, of eye on washington said...


This Gulf Of Mexico disaster is horrific!! I must say that Jindal Jangle Jindal, a guy who must have received nice jingle bags full of cash from BP over the years, is now crying over spilled oil, while he has failed to secure his state's precious assets in case of an eruption from a deepwater well.

He has been BPs PoodleBoy over the years. Did he do anything to make sure that BP's safety plan was accurate and in-place? NO.

Now the Gulf volcano is erupting a 3000 to 1 ratio of methane gas to oil, therefore there is over 3 million barrels of methane for every one barrel of oil spewing out of the volcano.

I don't know the facts behind the work stoppage by the coast guard. That needs to be further investigated.

Has Jingle Jangle Jindal done anything to use alternative methods to protect the estuaries? Little to none. I don't see any straw bales floating along those seashores. That is because Jindal has cut taxes in his state and it is near broke and cannot afford to pay for relief.

It was only recently that Louisiana will be able to share in the oil profits that go directly to the Feds. And, that won't be implemented for a year of so, I believe. Why has his state government waited so long to tap into those revenues? Louisiana could be one of the richest states in the nation had it done so. Oh, because sharing of corporate revenues would be socialism for Jindal and his neocon cohorts. Alaska receives shared revenues--socialism.

That is because these idiots in Louisiana's state house have been paid to shut up and sit nicely as BP's Poodleboys.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

A grim technical view on the BP Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010

By the way, the President looked fit and healthy playing golf this weekend and took in a ballgame to boot.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

How sick is this?

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

From Karl D. who's asking the right questions:

God's Work? Luck? Or Lawbreaking?
One has to wonder about the BP thing....

It seems incomprehensible that the president and other members of the administration still have jobs when it is now being reported that the federal government was apprised by BP on February 13 that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was leaking oil and natural gas into the ocean floor.

In fact, according to documents in the administration's possession, BP was fighting large cracks at the base of the well for roughly ten days in early February.

Further it seems the administration was also informed about this development, six weeks before to the rig's fatal explosion when an engineer from the University of California, Berkeley, announced to the world a near miss of an explosion on the rig by stating, "They damn near blew up the rig."


Now let's see.... there was no public dissemination of this information, was there? Well, no.

And yet we know that:

According to regulatory filings, has found that Goldman Sachs sold 4,680,822 shares of BP in the first quarter of 2010. Goldman’s sales were the largest of any firm during that time. Goldman would have pocketed slightly more than $266 million if their holdings were sold at the average price of BP’s stock during the quarter.


We also know that:

Tony Hayward cashed in about a third of his holding in the company one month before a well on the Deepwater Horizon rig burst, causing an environmental disaster.

The latter article also says:

There is no suggestion that he acted improperly or had prior knowledge that the company was to face the biggest setback in its history.

Oh really?


Further it seems the administration was also informed about this development, six weeks before to the rig's fatal explosion when an engineer from the University of California, Berkeley, announced to the world a near miss of an explosion on the rig by stating, "They damn near blew up the rig."

So here are my questions, which I believe we all deserve answers to:

1.Did Goldman or Mr. Hayward know this?

2.Did they sell stock with knowledge of material inside information that had not been disseminated to the market?
Just curious, mind you....

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Here's the Federal Govt. once again extending a real big helping hand. NOT!

Federal Gov't Halts Sand Berm Dredging
Nungesser Pleads With President To Allow Work To Continue
POSTED: 5:37 pm CDT June 22, 2010
UPDATED: 9:21 am CDT June 23, 2010

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Jindal has nothing on moneybags...I mean Barry S...I mean Mr. President. Bush is a rocket scientist compared to Barry S. who is even more clueless. I didn't think it was possible, but here we are. Of course like all thieves in this country, he will be richly rewarded for allowing the killing of the Gulf of Mexico. It's about to get rather interesting Jerry.

Obama To Earn Nearly $85 Million From Gulf Oil Disaster
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Well isn’t this interesting? Check out what revealed. Obama will earn nearly $85 MILLION from this gulf oil disaster! No wonder he has all this time for golfing, parties, and never spoke to BP CEO Tony Hayward! It’s all becoming all too clear now:

“Goldman Sachs wasn’t alone either in its astute “foreknowledge” of the collapse of BP’s stock value due to the Gulf disaster as BP’s own chief executive, Tony Hayward, sold about one-third of his shares weeks before this catastrophe began unfolding too.

But according to this FSB report the largest seller of BP stock in the weeks before this disaster occurred was the American investment company known as Vanguard who through two of their financial arms (Vanguard Windsor II Investor and Vanguard Windsor Investor) unloaded over 1.5 million shares of BP stock saving their investors hundreds of millions of dollars, chief among them President Obama.

For though little known by the American people, their President Obama holds all of his wealth in just two Vanguard funds, Vanguard 500 Index Fund where he has 3 accounts and the Vanguard FTSE Social Index Fund where he holds another 3 accounts, all six of which the FSB estimates will earn Obama nearly $8.5 million a year and which over 10 years will equal the staggering sum of $85 million.

The FSB further estimates in this report that through Obama’s 3 accounts in the Vanguard 500 Index Fund he stands to make another $100 million over the next 10 years as their largest stock holding is in the energy giant Exxon Mobil they believe will eventually acquire BP and all of their assets for what will be essentially a “rock bottom” price and which very predictably BP has hired Goldman Sachs to advise them on.

Important to note is that none of this wealth Obama, Goldman Sachs, and other American elites is acquiring would be possible without this disaster, all of whom, as the evidence shows, “somehow” knew what was going to happen before it actually did, including the US energy giant Halliburton who 2 weeks prior to this disaster just happened to purchase the World’s largest oil disaster service company Boots & Coots”.

jerry, of eye on washington said...


You wrote, "Jindal has nothing on moneybags...I mean Barry S...I mean Mr. President. Bush is a rocket scientist compared to Barry S. who is even more clueless. I didn't think it was possible, but here we are. Of course like all thieves in this country, he will be richly rewarded for allowing the killing of the Gulf of Mexico. It's about to get rather interesting "

You have to be kidding? BO's incredible holdings in Vanguard is a conspiracy? Is that what you are saying? That Vanguard 500 Index ,Windsor, FTSE Funds and the others had inside information that there was going to be an explosion in the Gulf, sinking a rig, and ultimately making Obama even richer? This is what you appear to believe.

The Vanguard 500 Index Fund is one of the most sought after funds.

You really don't believe all this stuff. Do YOU?

I must agree that Goldman Sachs had some kind of crystal ball when selling their BP holdings so close to the explosion. But, Vanguard?

There are so many people who invest in those exact same funds: pension holders, individuals, pension funds, etc, as well as "elites", as the author claims.

Now, I have to say that Jindal is a clown. He is rallying for drill-baby-drill/ no moratorium, which if there is another rig failure, and a BOP failure he can say good-bye to the existence to the state of Louisiana. He is a simpleminded fool.

Look, I do agree that this entire situation from, MMS, Bush/Cheney, BO, Tony Baloney, and others screwed all of this up. This eruption is not going away soon! The chances of it getting worse is there, as well.

Let's keep our objectivity clear, and focused.


SPECTRE of Corruption said...

"It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second." - John Steinbeck

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

What I know is that we have a ward level political hack running this country and stealing everything not nailed down.

Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore
Written by Wayne Madsen
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:15

President Obama and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were informed that BP would drill an unprecedented 35,000 feet well bore at the Macondo site off the coast of Louisiana. In September 2009, the Deepwater Horizon successfully sunk a well bore at a depth of 35,055 below sea level at the Tiber Prospect in the Keathley Canyon block 102 in the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of Houston.

During the September drilling operations, the Deepwater Horizon drill penetrated a massive undersea oil deposit but BP's priorities changed when the Macondo site in the Mississippi Canyon off the coast of Louisiana was found to contain some 3-4 billion barrels of oil in an underground cavern estimated to be about the size of Mount Everest. It was as a result of another 35,000 feet well bore sank by the Deepwater Horizon at the Macondo site that the catastrophic explosion occurred on April 20.

According to the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) sources within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Pentagon and Interior and Energy Departments told the Obama Administration that the newly-discovered estimated 3-4 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico would cover America's oil needs for up to eight months if there was a military attack on Iran that resulted in the bottling up of the Strait of Hormuz to oil tanker traffic, resulting in a cut-off of oil to the United States from the Persian Gulf.

Obama, Salazar, Chu, and Gates green-lighted the risky Macondo drilling operation from the outset, according to WMR's government sources.

WMR learned that BP was able to have several safety checks waved because of the high-level interest by the White House and Pentagon in tapping the Gulf of Mexico bonanza find in order to plan a military attack on Iran without having to be concerned about an oil and natural gas shortage from the Persian Gulf after an outbreak of hostilities with Iran.

BP still has an ongoing operation to drill down to 40,000 feet below sea level at the Liberty field off the north coast of Alaska.

Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot
BLAGO TRIAL | Price of Senate appointment of president-elect's friend
June 24, 2010

A top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he believed Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich's plot to win himself a presidential Cabinet post in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate.

John Harris, Blagojevich's former chief of staff, testified Wednesday in the former governor's corruption trial that three days after the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election, the ex-governor told Harris he felt confident Obama knew he wanted to swap perks.,CST-NWS-BLAGO24.article

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

They have known what was happening since Febuary 13, 2010. The damn well nearly blew up then, but that would come much later on April 20, 2010. Exactly how do you square this circle jerk?

February 13th, 2010 - Obama's date of Infamy

Ok who's ready for a new federal law?

How 'bout this: "No one may run for President of the United States after previously only being elected to a state legislature and U.S. Senate with no chief executive experience."

Instead of trying out new leadership experiments, we the American people demand that you go get some semblance of running something before you try to claim mantle to the free world. Perhaps instead of wasting we the people's time and resources in introducing no legislation while you bide your time, you could be out in the real world figuring one or two things out. Like say a spreadsheet, a graph, or some other program... what are they called... oh yeah, word processing programs .

Because Mr. President for as insulting and as grossly rude as you were to your predecessor, you're making him look like Einstein compared to the gang you've got looking out for things while you're "golfing." (I hear you also "bowl.")

Case in point - Ken Salazar.

It seems incomprehensible that you Mr. President and other members of the administration still have your jobs when it is now being reported that the federal government was apprised by BP on February 13th that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was leaking oil and natural gas into the ocean floor . In fact according to documents in your own department's files (MMS) you knew that BP was fighting large cracks at the base of the well for roughly ten days back before the spring thaw had arrived. Further it seems you were also apprised six weeks prior to the rig's fatal explosion that killed eleven of her workers, when a smart guy from Berkley, you know the global capital of intellectualism, announced to the world a near miss on the rig by stating, "They damn near blew up the rig." It's also now being reported it appears that BP was asking for your help on this matter long before the deadly accident and the now gushing well of tar.

As a matter of fact it appears they told you on February 13th, and desired your help.

Given this new bit of revelation Mr. President I'm not sure how you can sleep at night knowing that your inaction did cost the lives of eleven family men in Louisiana.

And did you tell the victims families when you attempted to assuage their anger by inviting them to the White House?

You've repeatedly said Mr. President time and again that the buck stops with you. Though that seems like propaganda when you follow it up with the faux outrage of seeking derrieres to boot.

So does the buck stop with you?

Are you going to insist that Mr. Salazar step down from his post in disgrace and shame? Will you hold another prime time television press conference and tell the entire truth to the American people? These would be the actions of a man the buck stops with.

I know when this news was breaking midday on Saturday you and the Vice President were out on the golf course. Was it 39th or 40th time you've played a round in 18 months?

Never mind, your priorities are for you to decide.

At least until election night...

It is one thing entirely Mr. President to charter new territory and to have to deal with genuinely new problems. President Bush sure had to. He had to respond to an attack on our homeland that took the lives of 3000 of our fellow citizens. And on his watch no other terrorist actions took lives of Americans on our soil, largely due to his steadfast leadership to accept no excuses on the matter.

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

In fact, if I run a search on BING regarding Obama Knew In Febuary, I get these results. DAMN, even Ray Charles could see what's been happening:

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jerry, of eye on washington said...


Good quote there. For many, greed and lying and more are believed to be good qualities and appear to drive the system. Sad.

Regarding Madsen's piece, here is addition:

The Houston Chronicle reports:

"Money-saving measures BP took while designing the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico appear to have dogged efforts to bring the massive oil spill under control.

Documents released by congressional investigators show that modifications to the well design BP made last year included a reduction in the thickness of a section of the casing — steel piping in the wellbore

The modification included a slight reduction in the specified thickness for the wall of a 16-inch-diameter section of pipe toward the bottom of the well, according to a May 14, 2009, document."

This cost-cutting process to get the oil out of deep wells as cheaply as possible has caused this eruption and now, continues to compromise the integrity of the concrete, and the wellhead, as well as the stability of the Blowout Preventer, and the riser pipe.

This clearly indicates a need for a moratorium on deep water drilling, and a full analysis of what has currently gone on with the 33 other deep water riggings.

I agree, Barack Obama has shown to be an incompetent president. Two in a row shows that something has gone wrong with the process of electing a president.


SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Jerry, here's a great article from James Quin, and I think you will find it interesting although painful for all involved concerning his conclusions.

"It's always about the money" strikes again.

Two Decades of Greed - The Unraveling
by James Quinn
June 14, 2010

We are currently in the midst of a Fourth Turning. This twenty year Crisis began during the 2005 - 2008 timeframe with the collapse of the housing bubble and subsequent repercussions on the worldwide financial system. It is progressing as expected, with the financial crisis deepening and leading to tensions across the world. It will eventually morph into military conflict, as all prior Fourth Turnings have. The progression from High to Awakening through the Unraveling took from 1946 until 2006. The most treacherous period of the Saeculm is upon us. The intensity of a Crisis is very much dependent upon how a country and its citizens prepare for the Crisis during the final years of the Unraveling. The last Unraveling period in U.S. history from 1984 through 2005 was symbolized by Boomer greed, materialism, debt and selfishness. When Michael Lewis graduated from Princeton University in 1985 and joined Salomon Brothers, I’m sure he didn’t realize that he would end up book-ending the Unraveling period in his two best-selling books about Wall Street.

In his latest book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Lewis seems bewildered by the fact that his first book Liar’s Poker, written in 1989, didn’t dissuade college students from pursuing careers on Wall Street. If Lewis had read The Fourth Turning by Strauss & Howe when it was published in 1997, he would have understood why the people on Wall Street couldn’t change. The generations were just acting out their part in a grand never ending cycle. Lewis explains what he thought would happen:

“I stumbled into a job at Salomon Brothers in 1985 and stumbled out much richer three years later, and even though I wrote a book about the experience, the whole thing still strikes me as preposterous—which is one of the reasons the money was so easy to walk away from. I figured the situation was unsustainable. Sooner rather than later, someone was going to identify me, along with a lot of people more or less like me, as a fraud. Sooner rather than later, there would come a Great Reckoning when Wall Street would wake up and hundreds if not thousands of young people like me, who had no business making huge bets with other people’s money, would be expelled from finance.”

Michael Lewis was a 24 year old Generation X Ivy League graduate who ended up on Wall Street at the outset of the Unraveling. He was flabbergasted by how clueless youngsters could pretend to know what they were doing while taking home phenomenal amounts of money. He was sure it would end in short order. But he was wrong. It built to a decadent crescendo two decades later. It took longer than he expected, but the rebellion is beginning now:(SNIP)

Short Short Stories said...


Thanks for the great pieces you have uncovered. It is clear that what we have is a planned demolition of this country by this government. It is unfortunate that the voices of sanity in this government are drowned out by the insane voices of greed and corruption.

I heard Professor Chomsky on "The Best of Knowledge."

I found it disheartening, yet inspiring at the same time.

thanks for your well sought out pieces.


SPECTRE of Corruption said...

There is some scary stuff happening, and it parallells what took place in and by a certain country less than 100 years ago. I saw this coming because I finally learned and understood what Steinbeck meant regarding men's hearts and good and evil on this blue marble. Truly, it is not about political syndicates at this point. We are very late in the game as James Quinn so eloquently puts it in the article that I posted. The 4th Turning will not be the a pleasant experience.

No Empire in the 5000 years of recorded history has ever gone 100%Fiat and survived for more than 40 years. Nixon took us off any kind of gold standard in 1971 because France was demanding payments in bullion. Next year is our 40th year. What I say is historical fact I'm afraid, literally, to say. Great wars are usually started in order to square the books, and I expect no difference this time. They will make great sums of money as they allow millions to die. All this, imho of course.

"It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second." - John Steinbeck

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

This is the kind of stuff that give me the chills. Guns at polling places? Let me try and remember where I read something about another country in our historical past that used these same tactics. What follows is all from the article:

DOJ official resigns over Obama's racism
June 26,

Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams has now officially resigned over Obama's racist refusal to allow the prosecution of armed Black Panthers who openly intimidated voters during Election 2008.

In a letter to the Washington Times, he called the case "the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law" he had ever seen in his entire career at the Justice Department and condemned Obama's bigoted, dishonest handling of the case as "corrupt" and "indefensible."

From the letter:

Based on my firsthand experiences, I believe the dismissal of the Black Panther case was motivated by a lawless hostility toward equal enforcement of the law. Others still within the department share my assessment. The department abetted wrongdoers and abandoned law-abiding citizens victimized by the New Black Panthers. The dismissal raises serious questions about the department's enforcement neutrality in upcoming midterm elections and the subsequent 2012 presidential election.

What was that about the "post-racial," "post-partisan" candidate for "change?"

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Jerry, was pisses me off is that there are probably good regs on the books for this type of drilling, but just like with the financial debacle we had/have ZERO ENFORCEMENT. There are no cops to be seen anywhere around for either debacle. Failed state comes to mind.

jerry, of eye on washington said...


As we have known our entire adult lives, there is no such thing as an unbiased Justice Department here in this country. If that was so, Bush and Cheney, and Rumsfeld and RIce would be answering for their illegal actions before a court of law.

It occurs from family court all the way up the Supreme Court, which gave corporations the same rights as a person.

I cannot speak to the case regarding the Black Panthers and the testimony, or the court records, so I cannot speak fairly about it. All I can say is that there is no honest and fair Justice system in this country.

Regarding deepwater drilling, I believe there is technology and regulation to be safe-like when doing it. The risks are huge, nevertheless. BP and Halliburton decided to cut real corners regarding the Macondo well. They created this unsafe situation. I don't believe there are enough regulators to be on all these rigs watching every step of the process. The corner cutting occurred at the last minute, and as a result made the rig unsafe, at the last minute!


SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Jerry, I completly agree with your thoughts on ALL the crooks and where the crookery actually starts. Steinbeck really says it all. To think that we will lose the entire Gulf, and beyond, is way past horrific. People haven't really come to terms with what this means for our society. They aren't thinking about 5 steps down the line. It ain't good. What have we done to our children and our children's children?

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

No comment, as I'm letting this sink in for a few moments:

Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate
President could get power to turn off Internet

By Grant Gross
Published: 11:02 GMT, 25 June 10

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Blackwater Firm Gets $120M U.S. Gov't Contract

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The State Department has awarded a part of what was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide a contract worth more than $120 million for providing security services in Afghanistan. The awarding of the contract comes just more than four months after the government of Iraq ordered hundreds of Blackwater-linked security guards to leave the country within seven days or face possible arrest.

jerry, of eye on washington said...

Hi Spectre,

Over the last ten years, I have been angry more that sad or depressed. The Bush-Cheney years upset me and got me angry at the neo-fascism that had been formed with the subversion of the Constitution via the Unilateral Executive Presidential Powers, the march into war strictly for the sake of oil and using the 9-11 disaster as its cover, the move into torture, domestic spying and a whole lot more.

And now, much of those policies and rules have been continued.

But what saddens me most is this Gulf of Mexico disaster and all the lies that have surrounded it.

Bloomberg News Service had piece written by Joe Carroll talking about the suspension of the BP head representative on the rig at the time of the fire. Joe Carroll said that BP had estimated that the Macondo well had 50 million barrels of oil in it. At the rate of 50-70,000 barrels erupting out each and every day, that well should have been all dried up after nearly two months.

That has not yet happened. They are liars. They have no idea how to measure these wells, they have no real safe idea how to drill these wells, they have no idea how to clean up these eruptions, let alone big spills.

The US government allows these oligarchs to operate however they wish with no real accountability or honest plan.

Had BP been an insurance company or investment bank performing the same way and losing the public's money without ever stopping, they would have been placed into receivership and the owners arrested.


SPECTRE of Corruption said...

How many Americans are targeted for assassination?

Glenn Greenwald
June 26, 2010

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful Provocation
At Tax Payers' Expense

by Terry Burrows

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Jerry, I'm right there with on being pissed off. They have lied to us from the get go. They almost blew the damn well in Feb., but that didn't stop them from continuing, and even making money on the disaster. The rig was insured for at least twice of it's current value. This gives the term front running a whole new meaning.

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Jerry, let's hope this article is right. There's still a possible less dire ending if people will get up off their asses and participate.

The Powers-That-Be Are Terrified of the Mass Awakening Taking Place Worldwide
Submitted by George Washington on 06/27/2010 23:15 -0500
→ Washington’s Blog

Our situation is admittedly dire.

Oligarchs are seizing more overt control in most countries in the world, the worldwide economy is on course for another - even bigger - train wreck, countries are cracking down on freedom and becoming more tyrannical, we are in a permanent state of war (and see this), and companies like BP are destroying our natural resources without any checks and balances.

But as Andrew Gavin Marshall points out, the elites are actually terrified of the mass political awakening which is occurring worldwide.

Marshall collects quotes from flexian Zbigniew Brzezinski - Obama's former foreign affairs adviser, National Security Adviser to President Carter, creator of America's strategy to lure Russia into Afghanistan, and creator of America's plans for Eurasia in general - to make his point.

Listen to Brzezinski's own words (consolidated from various writings and speeches, and edited as if they were a single passage):

For the first time in history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. Global activism is generating a surge in the quest for cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world scarred by memories of colonial or imperial domination.

For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. There are only a few pockets of humanity left in the remotest corners of the world that are not politically alert and engaged with the political turmoil and stirrings that are so widespread today around the world. The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination.

America needs to face squarely a centrally important new global reality: that the world's population is experiencing a political awakening unprecedented in scope and intensity, with the result that the politics of populism are transforming the politics of power. The need to respond to that massive phenomenon poses to the uniquely sovereign America an historic dilemma: What should be the central definition of America's global role?(SNIP)

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Surveillance Society

White House cybersecurity policy would require internet users to use identity tokens
Published on 06-28-2010

Source: Financial Times

The White House set out a sweeping strategy to make online transactions more secure on Friday. The move is the most ambitious initiative to emerge from a cybersecurity policy intended to blunt the growing menace of online crime.

Howard Schmidt, president Barack Obama’s cybersecurity co-ordinator, who took up his duties in early 2010, released the strategy paper after 12 months of discussions led by the National Security Council and involving scores of private sector groups, critical infrastructure owners and privacy advocates.

The strategy seeks the creation of a system for identity management that would allow citizens to use additional authentication techniques, such as physical tokens or modules on mobile phones, to verify who they are before buying things online or accessing such sensitive information as health or banking records.

A set of standards would let multiple vendors offer authentication services, while people whose identities have been verified would be able to move from website to website without resubmitting information.

Privacy protections would require companies involved to limit their collection and dissemination of personal data, for example confirming that a consumer is over 21 without passing along the person’s birth date.

The government would take the lead by establishing the standards and subscribing to authentication services.

Internet companies and government agencies have long supported the idea of multipurpose identification systems, but adoption has foundered in part because of limited incentives for participation. As a result, a bank will have one set of protocols for establishing a client’s identity, while a state agency and hospital have others.

The matter has taken on increased urgency as more valuable data pours online and malicious software grows more sophisticated. Industry estimates for the theft of intellectual property and online fraud run as high as $1,000bn annually.

Congressional and private sector support will be critical for the new effort.

“This is a vision and you need that, but they’re going to need to work with Congress and get government agencies to test out different pieces of this,” said Aris Schwartz, vice-president of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Congress would need to fund test programmes and, perhaps, approve tax incentives.

It has been hard to formulate legislation because internet security issues intrude into so many political areas. But Harry Reid, Senate majority leader, recently urged committee chairmen to harmonise pending bills for cybersecurity overhauls, making it likely new laws will emerge from Congress this year.

Read Full Article Here...

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

Dozens of U.S. Citizens May Be on Obama Assassination List
Written by Thomas R. Eddlem
Monday, 28 June 2010 08:40

The Washington Times reported June 24 that dozens of U.S. citizen may be targets for assassination by the Obama administration. “There are, in my mind, dozens of U.S. persons who are in different parts of the world, and they are very concerning to us," John O. Brennan, Deputy White House National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, told the Washington Times June 24.

“If a person is a U.S. citizen, and he is on the battlefield in Afghanistan or Iraq trying to attack our troops, he will face the full brunt of the U.S. military response," Brennan said, adding: "If an American person or citizen is in a Yemen or in a Pakistan or in Somalia or another place, and they are trying to carry out attacks against U.S. interests, they also will face the full brunt of a U.S. response. And it can take many forms."

Slate magazine's Glenn Greenwald explained what Brennan's statement meant:

“Nobody — or at least not me — disputes the right of the U.S. or any other country to kill someone on an actual battlefield during war without due process. That's just obvious, but that's not remotely what Brennan is talking about, and it's not remotely what this assassination program is about. Indeed, Brennan explicitly identified two indistinguishable groups of American citizens who "will face the full brunt of a U.S. response": (1) those "on the battlefield in Afghanistan or Iraq"; and (2) those "in a Yemen or in a Pakistan or in Somalia or another place." In other words, the entire world is a "battlefield" — countries where there is a war and countries where there isn't — and the President's "battlefield" powers, which are unlimited, extend everywhere. That theory — the whole world is a battlefield, even the U.S. — was the core premise that spawned 8 years of Bush/Cheney radicalism, and it has been adopted in full by the Obama administration (indeed, it was that "whole-world-is-a-battlefield" theory which Elena Kagan explicitly endorsed during her confirmation hearing for Solicitor General).”

The Obama assassination list was first reported by the Washington Post's Dan Priest back on January 27, though at the time it was believed only three American citizens were on the list. Brennan's statement changes that math.

SPECTRE of Corruption said...

This video is from 2007, but the same thing just happened at the G20.

Police Provocateurs G20??