My "Sara" model is part of this wonderful website on the history of Lake Champlain

My "Sara" model is part of this wonderful website on the history of Lake Champlain
Cannons !

Monday, January 30, 2012

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the `1 Percent'

   These are two case studies in breaking the 1% for more public enterprise to balance private greed and are a good start for trying to rid the country of such totally usurious undue influence as with "citizens united", etal. that we are suffering under today here in America, even if they seems a bit too socialistic for me, but afterall, they were following the Russians with their moves in 1918 and gave up on that early ! 
   The biggest thing I find missing in this article is reference to the work ethic that built America in the first place, otherwise, socialism becomes unearned entitlement based if not watched over like Greece, and the country fails.
   The other missing part of the story is the reward/incentive for superior ideas and performance, otherwise you end up with a mediocre country, as many accuse these two of being.  At a minimum, with such high taxes, it discourages many from pursuit of higher goals and standards IMO.

American labor history success with quiet, orderly Revolutions !

 Occupy movements should take big tips from these former shows of peaceful force to shame and scare the 1% into dealing with we the 99% more fairly !

   American labor history is filled with complaints from employers and government officials that unionized workers are independent and self-organizing. Indeed, so potent is their self-organization that it threatens to render superfluous the employer and the state. During the Great Upheaval of 1877, striking railroad workers in St. Louis took to running the trains themselves. Fearful that the public might conclude the workers were capable of managing the railroad, the owners tried to stop them, starting a strike of their own in order to prove it was the owners, and only the owners, who could make the trains run on time. During the Seattle general strike of 1919, workers went to great lengths to provide basic government services, including law and order. So successful were they that the mayor concluded it was the workers' ability to limit violence and anarchy that posed the greatest threat to the established order:

   The so-called sympathetic Seattle strike was an attempted revolution. ... True, there were no flashing guns, no bombs, no killings. Revolution, I repeat, doesn't need violence. The general strike, as practiced in Seattle, is of itself the weapon of revolution, all the more dangerous because quiet. ... That is to say, it puts the government out of operation.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The American Banking Crises; one after another...

 William Black; Assoc. Professor of Economics and Law, UMKC

Frauds Drive our Economic Crisies, one after another explained in this lecture...the sysopsis ;

Some criminologists work with two economists on the economics of the S&L Crisis; those two economists get a Nobel Prize for writing on the economics of frauds; the criminologists are forthwith banned from governmental proceedings, by financial lobbyists (& both American major political parties) The Nobel Prize winning work is "openly" ignored.

The S and L Fraud, Enron and other Bubble market debacles are presented in this video lecture. The economists who disgnosed it; Acriloff and Romer were barred from spreading the word for exposing this most maliscious, malfeasant behavior of our banking system professionals; Bad people ! Looter and advisor to potus Bush, Mr. Manqiue's comment ; "it is irrational not to loot" ; also teaching not to prosecute for same, judge Easterbrook of the 7th circuit court; (look up Gresham's dynamic here). The "FRAUD" cannot be used in political public as they will claim it does not exist, which is a direct lie/fraud in itself !

Note that the 3 "D"s are necessary in this world of Americanized political and governmental fraud... De-Regulation; De-Supervision, and De-Facto-DeCriminalization. Franklin Raines is a prime example with Fannie Mae, etc. The investing of others monies in bad situations and awarding themselves for failure has become endemic and rewarded by our entire system.

I have yet to assimilate or understand all I can from this amazingly alarming video !

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thoughts on Our impending Economic Armageddon

     My latent fears of Bush, J P Morgan, Hamilton, NWO, etal. have always been that they are part of the old, original banking cabals and though they try to state that the world will be a "kinder, gentler" place, I feel that the exact opposite (as usual) is what they have in store for us, as we are now all economic tax slaves as well as "patriot acted" military slaves for lack of a better term, esp. with s1867/HR1540,  to which Obama has assigned a writing statement to the effect that he will not "indefinitely detain Americans"...on American soil, even though the legislation defines America as a battlefield now, all of which is scary enough, especially as a follow-on to the two oxymoronic "patriot" acts.  The point being that as with the safety valve of allowable dissentions afforded by states rights, if whole countries lose rights "for the betterment of mankind" of Bush's NWO conjuring, I fear that the world actually might "fall into a new dark age" (Churchill) due to the well proven axiom penned by Lord Acton, with absolute power absolutely ruining the world and along with that, the possiblilties of the loss of all freedoms due to an easily (always) corruptable world central power that would make even the likes of that which this country is presently engendering described above look tame as exemplified by the military and economic debacles now happening in the ME and far East for the stated intention of "freeing" those countries, yet ending up abandoning and/or enslaving them economically and otherwise as usual.
     I see no hope for our country, unless especially the absconding, major capital flighting, offshoring, outsourcing super-rich are taxed more progressively as in the past, and at this point it seems to me that extraditional, retroactive capital controls and assessments are needed to make them pay for the damage that threatens us all, which they have and are causing mainly due to Wall Street, having made their fortunes in the newly defined "service" economy on the backs of the American public, regardless of implied, treatied or other immunities to whit; but I won't "Holder" my breath.
     We have enough useless departments of government, including the IRS and ISAF (old NATO)  that some could be converted into or replaced by useful, forcible repatriation tax centers to make these "de-regulated" absconders pay as they should have long ago, instead of freely allowing that which has bled the "over-regulated" small businesses of our country dry especially since Reagan and the fall of the ussr (their last obstacle to world domination), with such negotiations to whit having been started for cheap far east labor perhaps even before Nixon, and as exemplified by the likes of NAFTA, CAFTA, etal.; the "great sucking sound" of jobs being lost from our shores forever as Ross Perot quipped so long ago.    
     If America is not to sink into a cesspit of undue influence of the type that presently allows congress to have such along with the likes of unfettered insider trading on military no-bid contracts, like Pelosi was exposed as being "conferred" with, then we must also limit all large "groups", esp. public funded types as to not only amounts of donations, but air time, bookings, etc. unless individual freedoms and opinons are to be cast into the dustbin of history as a relic of our past as "ineffective", weak and inconsequential to the "evolution" of mankind, whereby the "spiders in a bottle" logic takes over, bullyism, and Lord Acton's theory comes to pass in infinite measure...a totally sad future for all but the few at the top of the immoral "heap". Not my kind of America at all.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FDR and the big mistake

...and the mistake FDR made was to only use PUBLIC money to put people back to work
...he should have forced PRIVATE business to reopen their factory doors to a willing and
able work force to get the country back on it's feet, regardless of what the big money
types should have been done for the "general welfare" of the nation, not just
for what the elites wanted, and in this way, honoring the work ethic, not a buncha penny
pinchiing we may soon see again I'm afraid, only this time, the factories are
gone with their jobs and nobody seems to have that in mind amongst all the potus
candidates; each seeming only to pick at parts of the problems we face, showing their
own personal tastes for some partial fix of the economy and repatriation of that which
we have lost to distant shores to those who do not honor the work ethic, or any ethics
at all, as they wantonly run roughshod over the peoples and resources and the very
essence of a good world for us that we might all have lived in together  

What in the "Heck" has Obama done so far?

-Censored reporters covering military tribunals at Guantanamo
-Fought for government immunity in prosecutions for domestic spying
-Awarded $250 million in government contracts to Blackwater
-Dramatically increased the use of drone bombers in Pakistan, resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties
-Won the right to keep identities of prisoners at Bagram "black site" a secret
-Cracked down on government whistleblowers more than any President in history
-Used cluster bombs in Yemen, resulting in the deaths of 14 militants, and 35 women and children
-Continued Bush policy of blocking use of the Endangered Species Act to prevent climate change
-Sent 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan
-Gave permits to BP and other oil companies, exempting them from environmental protection laws
-Appointed Lawrence Summers as his top economic adviser (remember him?)
-Appointed Timothy Geithner to run the Treasury (you gotta remember him !)
-Passed a massive bailout of Wall Street, at the taxpayers' expense
-Appointed Monsanto executive Michael Taylor to the FDA
-Appointed former Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui as America's Chief Agriculture Negotiator
-Sided with utility companies in lawsuit to stop greenhouse gas emissions
-Successfully protected Bush officials from prosecution for torture
-Pushed for a 5 year prison term for Charles Lynch, the operator of a medical marijuana dispensary, legal under California law
-Proposed a three year freeze on domestic spending, exempting cuts from the Pentagon and Homeland Security
-Revived "Prompt Global Strike" weapons system, considered too controversial by Bush Administration
-Backed off on his promise to close the prison at Guantanamo
-Reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage
-Promised $30 billion in military aid to Israel over the next decade
-Granted 27 waivers to oil companies drilling in the few weeks following the Deepwater Horizon disaster
-Won the right to deny habeas corpus to detainees
-Eased restrictions on the use of child soldiers in Africa
-Blocked UN human rights investigations at Guantanamo
-Launched FBI raids on antiwar activists in Chicago and Minneapolis
-Used a signing statement to ignore labor and environmental standards for the IMF and World Bank
-Reversed his position on drug reimportation to appease the pharmaceutical industry
-Dropped charges against the CIA for destroying videotapes documenting torture of detainees
-Violated his own ban on lobbyists working for the administration
-Appointed Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff
-Continued renditions of alleged terrorists to countries where they could be tortured
-Refused to sign a treaty banning the use of landmines
-Extended the Patriot Act without making any reforms
-Dramatically increased government secrecy, blocking more FOIA requests in 2009 than Bush did in 2008
-Authorized the assassination of US citizens abroad, an unprecedented declaration of executive power

Does Obama deserve to be re-elected POTUS ?

Potus Obama has been using several types of "congressional bypass" surgicial techniques to "cut-up" the country, shred the Constitution and help disembowel the American idiom the world has come to copy so often as the closest to justice and fairplay for all. Many of the titles of his "acts" or "edicts" may sound melifluous, but the methodology is dictatorial.

This besides the republican/conservative/necon movement...of major capital flight and all our jobs and industry to often "undisclosed" off-shore, outsourced locations, unopposed, untaxed and totally dangerous to the "general welfare" of the country perhaps to the point of treason? Far from "protecting and defending the Constitution", the moves of both of these antipodal parties of destruction has ruined any real chance for a return to any sort of America we grew up with. We have been squeezed out of the "middle class" by both ends of the political "tube".

We are being systematically ruined of course by NAFTA, CAFTA, and treaties against tariffs...all of which benefits only the super-rich of the participating parties in the two concerned countries, which Obama has not dealt with at all, even with his powers of EOs, signing statments, both of which he uses regularly, so he's definitely not on the side of the American people, just the elites. IMO, there should be tariffs imposed on the basis of at least world standards for stewardship of the earth, including resource and environmental management AND population "responsiblilty", not control, which should be incentive-ized as should the rest of such measures.

It seems at this point that Ron Paul is the only choice for potus, even as too libertarian as he is for me, but I would rather fight it out with such an honest man who would restore America as much as possible than try to extradite or otherwise corner the likes of the other two types currently running for 2012.

While some of his 106 Executive Orders may seem to help us carry on with needed appropriations and legislation for maintaining the integrity of our country with congress in total gridlock, this manner of disregarding the other branches of government is dangerous, even if he is not the first to do this. But this, coupled with his 42 Czars, just short of the number used by "W" and his record number of uncomfirmed by the Senate of 33 appointees (and only 2 vetos) marks him as perhaps one of the most dangerous potus in history.


Administration of Barack Obama (2009-Present) Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Barack Obama:

Obama HR1540 signing statement; No indefinite detention for American citizens : He DOES say that on the top of page two (2); let's hold him to it !

Potus Obama Czar list; the largest of any except "W"

Ten years after AUMF; War on Terror; just to give a reference to relate to 9/11/01

"Too big to fail" must end ! the "trust busting" TR did; "de-monopolization", etc. and ending big
bailouts of ANY sort, and instead breaking them up and selling to American
interests...not foreign, as is the standard practice in many countries as well..
try to buy shoreline in Spain..not unless you're Spanish, etc. AND the claims
to date must be adjudicated for culpability and malfeasance, as well as taking
deriviatives off every table, except the "gamblers" as in Las Vegas, such that
Americans cannot be held to account when their $175 Trillion goes belly-up,
perhaps any time now..."somehow" fully insured by the FDIC ! WHO did that ?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Open Letter to a Wallstreeter on our Fading Glory as a Nation

A; have you always been a shill for the super-rich, or is that a recent development of one of the massive "bailouts"/QE disease destroying our currency at the expense of the middle working classes ? Such blatant lies about our economy and potus and congress in general mark you instantly...which if you do not understand, puts you on a level with RT, wherever he went. Let's do some stats on your sunny appraisal of our county's status shall we ?....

unemployment rate: 8.6% hardly down at all...and not counting those who have stopped looking ..."for some reason" it has been reported at around 9% or so for years now hasn't it? TPTB; recession over...for you of course.

Iraq (yes,there was some kind of time table "O" benefitted from, not of his bidding) , Osama (ya ya, fine; black ops, etc.)

Arab Spring ? Just part of the ME takeover strategy, with threats against Iran shaping up well, and Lybia now rid of chinese "interlopers" can now be developed by more "friendly" western (banking and wallstreet) powers.

US credit and credibility ? Former potus Bush could be arrested in Switzerland !
The chinese and japan (even russia) now trading in their own currencies, with no usd inbetween as a sign of weakening country's world status due to massive overprinting of pure fiat by foes of the Constitution...potus/congress (most)/wallstreet/k-street/MIC.

Free trade agreements hurt the middle class designed by the best
minds money can buy from Harvard and Princeton of course. The American labor idiom is DEAD, and we are no longer needed by the "expatriate class" who have absconded with not only golden parachute, TARP and QE "funny money" to undisclosed locations world-wide unopposed and untaxed (unlike "we the little people, who cannot take more than about $10K without getting slammed...or more than $5K in coin "cuz we might have it melted down" for its real value) (Spooner), etc., untaxed off-shore accounts and businesses with American made $$$ on our middle class backs, outsourcing condoned and aided by congress for transfer of jobs and whole industries abroad (I sorta like the sound of Indian operators voices strangely) nothing wrong with the economy here...NOT. Free trade zones ? Yep, for the super-rich as they take down the country, starting with the likes of public employees as in Wisconson.

As to NOT firing "O"; can't find a reason not to with his "slanted" czarist, EO, signing statement orientations, esp. now S1867/HR1540, which by the way, could make YOU a terrorist ...against the Constitution and our economy in general if I interpret things "my way" as "O" seems to be able to do now with that bill which he just signed (NDAA), but since he can be bought and paid off, as with his student loan (and hers) with perk $$$ from GS (was it really only $.5M ?).

Misery for Americans...yep, he's big part of that picture, along with Mr. 1% Romney and the other panderer Santorum...not that Ron Paul is perfect, as he's too libertarian and thinks we can all be self-sufficient to the max, but I'd rather fight with him honestly in congress than try to track down, extradite with supoenas, and bring to trial the malfeasants who have ruined the best chance humanity ever had to date for peace, justice and prosperity for all classes... America, the once proud and possible. NO vote for "O" here...ever

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Obama signed onto S1867/HR1540; that is the most anti-American thing he has ever done and makes him NON-ELECTABLE everyone !

   How can he be considered for re-election if he condones indefinite detainment of Americans, without charges, on our own soil ? He must NOT be re-elected, that is the most anti-American thing any President has ever done in our history ! He and all the other "representatives" presently in our government who signed onto this horrid bill must be voted out ASAP, and I'm working on the list...are you ?!/JudgeNapolitano