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A Few Good Men

In my opinion Dennis J. Kucinich is one of them and that's why you probably don't know about this.

Real Solutions... Shut UP!!!

Why isn't anyone talking about this? Real solutions, where is Ron Paul on this? Does anyone really want to restore this Republic?

HR 2990 IH


1st Session

H. R. 2990

To create a full employment economy as a matter of national economic defense; to provide for public investment in capital infrastructure; to provide for reducing the cost of public investment; to retire public debt; to stabilize the Social Security retirement system; to restore the authority of Congress to create and regulate money, modernize and provide stability for the monetary system of the United States; and for other public purposes.


September 21, 2011

Mr. KUCINICH (for himself and Mr. CONYERS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

Read the full text here and then realize they don't want to fix America; why? Because it's not profitable to THEM!


Aaron Russo - Mad As Hell

( A classic and another good man... Rest in peace Aaron!

This version is much easier on your ears than what is currently available on Google Video. The audio has been cleaned up and filtered so the hiss and whining noise is gone! However, in the process the audio and video got slightly out of sync. Definitely watchable (and audible now!) though.

America Freedom to Fascism


America's Media War on Syria

America's Media War on Syria - by Stephen Lendman

Replicating Libya's model, Western generated uprisings began in March. Since then, Syria's been ravaged by violence. Hundreds have been killed, many more injured.

Civilians and state security forces have been affected. Conflict rages daily. Casualties mount. Regime change is planned to establish another US client state.

At issue Washington's New Middle East agenda. One country at a time is ravaged toward achieving America's goal of unchallenged regional dominance to Russia's borders.

Constructive chaos aims to redraw regional lines according to US/Israeli/NATO geopolitical goals. All of it's been carefully planned, shifting from one target to the next.

Post-9/11, first Afghanistan in 2001, then Iraq, Libya, and now Syria.

Previous articles mentioned General Wesley Clark's book titled, "Winning Modern Wars." In it he said Pentagon sources told him shortly after 9/11 that war plans were being prepared against Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. Months earlier, they were finalized against Afghanistan.

Clark added:

"And what about the real sources of terrorists - US allies in the region like Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia? Wasn't it repressive policies of the first, and the corruption and poverty of the second, that were generating many of the angry young men who became terrorists? And what of the radical ideology and direct funding spewing from Saudi Arabia?"

"It seemed that we were being taken into a strategy more likely to make us the enemy - encouraging what could look like a 'clash of civilizations' - not a good strategy for winning the war on terror."

Broadcast on FORA TV on October 3, 2007, Clark said America underwent a "policy coup" post-9/11. Hard-liners co-opted power with no public debate or acknowledgement.

Ten days after 9/11, he visited Defense Secretary Rumsfeld at the Pentagon. "No one will tell us where or when to bomb", he said. Military commanders explained Iraq would be attacked.

"I walked out of there pretty upset," said Clark. On a second visit, he was told plans were to "destroy the governments in" the above named countries.

In addition, Pakistan and others are targeted. US Special Forces death squads operate covertly in over 120 countries. So do CIA, Mossad and MI6 operatives. No one anywhere is safe, including US citizens at home or abroad. Everyone is fair game extrajudicially. So are independent nonbelligerent nations.

America's media cheerlead supportively. Imperial goals alone matter, not truth, full disclosure, democratic values or rule of law issues.

Repeatedly Iran's been pilloried. Now it's Syria's turn. Whatever Washington says is red meat to jump on. Recent New York Times and Washington Post editorials are typical.

On November 16, a New York Times editorial headlined, "The Killing in Syria Goes On," saying:

"The brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters by President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has left more than 3,500 people dead. International pressure for his removal is finally building - but not fast enough."

Fact check

As explained above, Libya's model is being replicated. Assad didn't instigate violence. He responded to externally generated insurgents, largely made up of Al Qaeda elements.

Like Libya's rebel rats, they were recruited, armed and trained. Covert Special Forces and intelligence operatives perhaps lead them. At issue is making Syria another US client state, and eliminating another Israeli rival for regional dominance.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon's Hariri March 8 alliance, and Israel are involved. Heavy weapons were brought in, including shoulder-borne rockets, anti-tank weapons, machine guns, and others.

Nothing about what's ongoing is homegrown. Despite legitimate social, economic and political grievances, most Syrians back Assad. Mass rallies show it.

Usually when disruptive forces target sitting governments, people rally supportively behind it. Libyans did it for Gaddafi and still do. Syrians have done it repeatedly despite the regime's authoritarian nature.

"The Arab League....finally (acted). On Saturday, it gave Damascus until Wednesday to end the violence or have its membership suspended. The killing has worsened." Giving Assad a three-day reprieve, League members "offer(ed) to send monitors to determine if the government was abiding by a league-brokered peace plan to end the crackdown."

"He isn't. Another three days of enabling will only ensure that more Syrians will die. The League needs (to) suspend Syria (and) impose muscular penalties for Assad's brutality."

Fact check

League members include mostly pro-Western despots. Supporting imperial lawlessness, they condoned (and for some participated in) Libya's ravaging, including massacres too great to ignore.

They're silent on NATO's plan to colonize, occupy and plunder another Arab State, as well as ongoing atrocities in Bahrain, Yemen, Somalia, Palestine, elsewhere in the region, and internally against their own people.

Since March, they supported Western-backed anti-Syrian insurgents. Regional instability followed. Regime change is planned, including perhaps war and occupation.

Washington wants conflict, not peace. Syria was peaceful until America and regional allies intervened. Arab League figures broker nothing. They do what they're told and obey.

Rogue League regimes govern oppressively. Despite being authoritarian, Syria's the only remaining independent, anti-imperial, secular Arab state. Washington wants it replaced by pro-Western extremist elements, similar to Libya's model.

"....Russia and China have blocked the United Nations Security Council from imposing sanctions or even issuing a full-throated condemnation of Mr. Assad's bloody reign....The Council should refer Mr. Assad and his henchmen to the International Criminal Court for prosecution for crimes against humanity."

Fact check

Russia and China want no repeat of UN Resolution 1973. Imposing a no-fly zone, in fact, declared war. Wisely, they'll block resolutions threatening it.

Established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on July 1, 2002, it's mandated to prosecute individuals for genocide and aggression, as well as crimes of war and against humanity.

Instead, it functions solely as an imperial tool, targeting Western-designated states. At the same time, it ignores US, NATO and Israeli crimes of war and humanity. As a result, they act with impunity because no international body, court, or world leader alliance holds them accountable.

Chief prosecutor Jose Luis Moreno-Ocampo follows Washington's orders. At its behest, Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and brother-in-law/intelligence chief, Abdullah Al-Sanousi unfairly faced "charges of orchestrating systematic attacks against civilians (amounting to) crimes against humanity."

Expect Abbas and close associates to be charged, not Western leaders behind Syria's insurgency. Like Libya, violence didn't erupt until Washington and imperial partners showed up lawlessly. Planned months ahead, it now rages out of control.

In his newest book, Michael Parenti defined "The Face of Imperialism" as:

"the process whereby the dominant investor interests in one country bring to bear military and financial power upon another in order to expropriate the land, labor, capital, natural resources, commerce, and markets of that other country."

"There are real material interests at stake, fortunes to be made many times over. (Intervening) enrich(es) investors and keep(s) the world safe for them."

Moreover, whether democrats or despots, blaming victims facilitates the process. Humanitarian intervention claimed for intervening is cover for imperial designs. Ravaging the world one country at a time, step one is making them charnel houses.

Ravaged Libya will take years to rebuild. Its human toll alone is one of history's great crimes. Is Syria next, then other countries on NATO's target list?

"Mr Assad has left no doubt that he is willing to destroy his country to maintain his hold on power. His neighbors and all civilized countries need to stand with the Syrian people, before it's too late."

Fact check

Full and accurate information and analysis isn't what media scoundrels do. A previous article said they make pimps, prostitutes and dope peddlers look good by comparison.

The Washington Post: Matching New York Times Duplicity Blow-for-Blow

An October 15 editorial headlined, "Syria's Assad regime is a threat to the US," saying:

"The CARNAGE in Syria grinds on." Killings occur daily. Assad's "crimes....are not confined to its own soil." In mid-October, "the FBI arrested a Leesburgh man who has been charged with conspiring to collect information on people protesting against the Syrian government in Washington and elsewhere in the United States for delivery to the regime's intelligence services."

Fact check

Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, a naturalized US citizen, was charged. Accusing him of criminal activity is very suspect. Even if he gathered information, doing so isn't criminal.

His case perhaps is similar to the Cuban Five, victims of US state terrorism. In September 1998, they were arrested on spurious charges, including conspiracy to commit espionage, conspiracy to commit murder, and other charges.

They, in fact, were legally monitoring Miami-based, US funded, extremist right-wing terror groups, planning violence against Cuba. For decades, thousands of incidents occurred, including use of chemical and biological weapons.

Back home, the Five are national heros. In America, they're imprisoned unjustly. Whether Soueid, in fact, engaged in similar activities isn't known. Nonetheless, with full WP support, he'll be hung out to dry lawlessly.

Charges against him "show that the Assad regime poses a threat not only to people in Syria but to those in the United States and other countries who support freedom."

Fact check

Assad, of course, threatens no one. Neither did Gaddafi. Freedom is anathema to America. Democracy isn't tolerated at home or abroad.

On November 2, a WP editorial headlined, "Can the Arab League and Turkey stop the slaughter in Syria?" saying:

"(T)he besieged people of Syria must look for relief from their neighbors. (Perhaps) Ankara and the Arabs will turn up the pressure on Mr. Assad."

"The next what the Arab League will do when the killing continues. Suspending Syria's membership is one obvious step."

No matter that doing so violates its constitutional provisions, requiring a unanimous vote. Lebanon, Yemen and Syria voted "no." Iraq abstained.

"The Arabs could also endorse international efforts to protect the Syrian population, as they did in the case of Libya."

Fact check

Protection Washington-style means mass killing and destruction. Apparently WP supports it. Why not? It backed NATO's ravaging of Libya wholeheartedly, as well as Iraq, Afghanistan and other US imperial wars.

On November 11, a WP editorial headlined, "Syria's continuing slaughter pushes the US to act," saying:

"What can be done to stop the slaughter?"

"The United States and its allies, no less than the Arab League, have yet to formulate a convincing answer. But we are encouraged by....Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey D. Feltman....correctly describing 'the mafia-like Assad clique that has hijacked the Syrian state.' "

He also referred to Assad's "deliberate and bloody strategy."

Feltman "laid out a US policy aimed at protecting Syrian civilians, removing Mr. Assad from power and promoting a transition to democracy."

Fact check

WP editors are "encouraged" that America plans regime change, no matter the body count to achieve it. Instead of demanding Washington call off its dogs, they support ravaging another independent nonbelligerent state. It was peaceful until US-backed insurgents showed up.

Now plagued by imported violence, WP editors urge Obama officials "to undertake stronger measures" if current ones fall short.

Sadly, this is what passes for journalism and opinion in America. The Times and Post are America's most prominent broadsheets. Their views influence others.

Very possibly, more war and carnage is planned. Both papers and other US media sources back it.

No wonder America gets away with mass murder globally. Expect more perhaps anytime.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at

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Dr. Webster Tarpley: Wahhabis & Israel Fund Al-Qaeda Rebels In Syria - PT1

Webster Tarpley is in Syria and here is an interview and what he is witnessing there.



Mental Misfit Bachmann Wants Iraq To Pay For War: Invasion-Occupation
And bombing them into the stone age...SHOCK and AWE baby and she wants paid...


Tycoon sentenced to death in real estate funding scam

By Mo Ting

A real estate tycoon in Lishui, Zhejiang Province, has received a death sentence for illegally raising 5.5 billion yuan ($800 million) from the public, reported the Procuratorial Daily on Monday.

Ji Wenhua, the president and legal representative of Lishui Yintai Real Estate Investment Company, was found guilty of fraudulent fund raising and embezzlement.

Five other shareholders and senior managers from the Lishui Yintai group received death sentences with reprieves and imprisonment.

Lishui Yintai Real Estate Investment Company Group was founded in 2002. It has several subsidiaries and branches in Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hunan provinces.

From 2003 to 2008, Lishui Yintai real estate group concealed its continual losses while using advertising to convince the public it was profiting.

In order to continue operating, Ji and his accomplices raised funds from investors in Zhejiang and Hunan, knowing the company was unable to fulfill the contract.

As of 2008, when Ji and his accomplices were arrested, Lishui Yintai had raised 5.5 billion yuan from the public through fraudulent methods, the court said.

The intensified national macro policies in 2008 were a major cause of the capital chain break of the group, said Zheshang magazine.

During the depression of the real estate industry in 2008, moneylenders began calling their loans from the real estate industry.

Lishui Yintai group faced the same difficulty.

In addition, the procuratorate found Ji and the senior managers accused led a lavish life relying on the money they raised from stockholders. It was submitted as evidence of illegal fundraising with purpose, said Zheshang magazine.

Zhou Lei, a lawyer from Beijing-based Jianhao Law Firm, said it is illegal to raise funds from the public without the legally prescribed conditions and procedures.

"The real estate industry requires a large amount of money to ensure construction," Zhou said. "When the debt is due, they are inclined to raise funds to avoid going into receivership."



Nuclear power accidents by country

57 accidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Two thirds of these mishaps occurred in the US. The French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA) has concluded that technical innovation cannot eliminate the risk of human errors in nuclear plant operation.

An interdisciplinary team from MIT have estimated that given the expected growth of nuclear power from 2005 – 2055, at least four serious nuclear power accidents would be expected in that period.

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Pentagon successfully tests hypersonic flying bomb


The Pentagon on Thursday held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of sound and will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour.

Launched by rocket from Hawaii at 1130 GMT, the "Advanced Hypersonic Weapon," or AHW, glided through the upper atmosphere over the Pacific "at hypersonic speed" before hitting its target on the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, a Pentagon statement said.

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9 More Ways The U.S. Government Is Waging War Against America

Part I: 9 Ways The Hijacked Federal Government Is Waging War Against The American People.

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!" - Pericles.

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington.

"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!" - Samuel Adams.

By the "U.S. Government" I mean the globalist traitors and evil banksters who hijacked America in 1913, and killed President John F. Kennedy in 1963. These power hungry tyrants come from a worst place in hell than Stalin and Mao. Their political program for America and humanity is more evil and authoritarian than anything else that's been done in history.

The globalist terrorists who control Washington, London, Ottawa, Paris, and other Western capitals have killed upwards of two million innocent people in Iraq from 1991 to 2011. Everything in that nation has been destroyed except the people's will to fight and resist.

Add the number of two million slaughtered Iraqis with three thousand Americans who were sacrificed on September 11, thousands of Afghans, and thousands of Pakistanis, Yemenis, Libyans, Lebanese, Palestinians, and, soon to be, Syrians.

If the globalist death cult and zionist monsters attack Persia next, the death toll of the war on terror will exceed 10 million, and maybe even more.

The evil psychopaths in Washington, London and Tel Aviv will drop nuclear bombs on Iran to save face and make Iran submit. That act alone will cause the deaths of millions of Iranian civilians.

But it's not just Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern nations that have been targeted for destruction by the globalist conquerors. America, Canada, and Mexico have also been targeted for economic, cultural, spiritual, and political destruction.

We will all be forced to live in globalist slavery if we don't fight back. Below are nine ways the globalist traitors in the U.S. government are waging war against the American people and the American Constitution. Sorry For Using Capital Letters In The Beginning of Every Word. I Hope You Will Still Read It.

1. Mexico Has Been Bankrupted And Destabilized By The Globalist Terrorists On Purpose. They Have Also Opened The Borders To Unlimited and Illegal Immigration From Mexico. The Globalist Corporations And Technocrats Have Used The New Cheap Labor Class To Drive Down Wages in America And Bankrupt States.

After The Damage Is Done On Both Sides of The Border, The Globalist Traitors Will Bring In A New Political And Economic System With New Draconian Laws. And They Are Making Trillions of Dollars In The Process.

2. Globalist Traitors In The U.S. Military And Intelligence Establishment Have Used Military Planes and Covert CIA Teams To Ship In Drugs

List of Purposes: Finance Black Budgets In The Shadow CIA And Other Intelligence Agencies; Build Up The Police State Industry And Militarize Cops; Create A New Prison Industrial Complex To Create Jobs And A New Subclass of Convicts; Ruin The Social Stability of Black and Latino Communities By Denying Them Jobs And Making Drugs Easy To Sell and Buy; Make Well Trained Police Officers Play Cops N' Robbers With Uneducated and Aimless Young Drug Dealers - Members of Both Groups Futilely Die By Playing This Sick and Sophisticated Tag Game of Death.

3. The Globalist Traitors Have Armed Mexican Drug Cartels With American-Made Weapons To Increase Drug War Violence As Part of A Bigger Ploy To Blame Gun Rights in America, Discredit Self-Defense Weapons, And Destroy The Second Amendment.

4. There Is No Justice For Victims of TSA And U.S./Israeli State Terror. Federal Judges Are Bribed, Deceived And Coerced By The Globalist Traitors To Kill National Security Cases And Destroy The Lives of Individuals Who Stick Up For Themselves And For America. The Court of Law Has Been Destroyed. A Trial By Media Society Has Been Created In Its Place. Bribed Judges Are Used To Dismiss Lawsuits Against The Government Brought Forward By Brave Individuals Like Former Governor Jesse Ventura And 9/11 Victim April Gallop.

5. Corporate And Banking Looting of Public Assets and Government Treasury By Globalist Insiders. These Snakes Think They Will Survive Without Getting Caught. But Some of Them Are Smart And Have Bought Homes In Latin America, Dubai, And Other Regions Around The World. These Rotten Thieves Will Burn America Down And Then Flee The Country.

6. Insider Trading by Traitorous Members of Congress. These People Think They Can Steal Billions of Dollars From The American People, Lie To Them For Decades, And Everything Will Turn Out Okay In The End. Idiots.

7. Assassination of Journalists, Dissidents, Soldiers, and Statesmen (President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman Larry McDonald, Senator Paul Wellstone, Gary Webb, Pat Tillman, and Many Other Noble American Patriots).

The Obama Administration Has Made The Assassination of American Citizens The Official Government Policy. Be Prepared To See Killed Protesters and "Rioters." Be Prepared To See Killed "Domestic Right-Wing Terrorists." Be Prepared To See Death And Bullets Rain Down on America Thanks To Bush, Obama, and The Globalist Traitors Who Hide Behind These Psychopathic Puppets.

8. Formation of the North American Union By The Globalist Power Cult. This Will Be A Tyrannical And Fascist Union. The Plutocrats and Traitors Are Guilty of The Destruction of The American Republic and Canadian Democracy.

9. Shock And Awe Propaganda By The Globalist-Owned Mass Media To Make The American People Submit To A Lower Standard of Living, A Police State, And A Fascist Global Government.

Resistance To The Globalist Tyranny Is Marginalized And Demonized. The Criminal and Traitorous Establishment Media Likes To Demonize Anti-Government Protests And State Secession Movements Around America As "Racist." They Are Referring To American Dissidents and Freedom Fighters As "Right-Wing Extremists," "Anti-Semitic," and "Terrorists."

It Is A Crime That They Are Connecting Protest And Freedom With Racism. This Political Playbook Is From The Depths of Hell. The Globalist Vultures Are Misusing American History For Political Gain. They Are Also Turning American Guilt About The Legacy of Slavery And Secession, Especially on The Left, Into A Psychological Weapon To Destroy Individual Rights, States Rights, and The American Constitution.



57 members of Congress among wealthy 1%

Members of Congress disclose their assets and liabilities in broad ranges. The estimated net worth is the middle of that range, as reported on their 2010 disclosure forms. Net worth does not include primary residence or other personal property. Updated Nov. 16, 2011.

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Questioning Pelosi: Steve Kroft heads to D.C.

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Birth Pains of WWIII-Backing China into a corner

US vs. China: Who rules?

Play by the rules? who's rules? what rules?

"China now in the drivers seat and the United States is a declining power and having trouble adjusting to what that means..."


Countering China, Obama asserts US a Pacific power


CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Signaling a determination to counter a rising China, President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to expand U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific region and "project power and deter threats to peace" in that part of the world even as he reduces defense spending and winds down two wars.

"The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay," he declared in a speech to the Australian Parliament, sending an unmistakable message to Beijing.

Obama's bullish speech came several hours after announcing he would send military aircraft and up to 2,500 Marines to northern Australia for a training hub to help allies and protect American interests across Asia. He declared the U.S. is not afraid of China, by far the biggest and most powerful country in the region.

China immediately questioned the U.S. move and said it deserved further scrutiny.

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Obama: U.S. prosperity depends on Asia-Pacific nations

President Obama opened the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit today by telling regional leaders that economic recovery in the United State depends on Asian-Pacific nations.

"Our 21 economies -- our nearly 3 billion citizens -- are looking to us to bring our economies closer, to increase exports, to expand trade and opportunities that creates jobs and economic growth," Obama told APEC members in Hawaii.

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Analysis: US overtures may lure Myanmar from China


WASHINGTON (AP) — The first visit to Myanmar in a half-century by the top U.S. diplomat opens a door for that nation's military-dominated government to reduce its international isolation and dependence on a staunch but mistrusted ally: China.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Myanmar, also known as Burma, on Dec. 1-2, to meet with government and opposition leaders. It is the culmination of a two-year effort to engage with a repressive regime the U.S. had long shunned.

Washington hopes to encourage further democratic reform rose after Myanmar staged elections last year that ushered in a government of civilians, albeit dominated by a military structure that had directly ruled the country since 1962.

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Quotable Quotes From the Chosen Ones

What Really Didn’t Happen At Dachau? An eye opening tour!

JOE CORTINA IS AN EX GREEN BERET, a former airborne special operations officer and US Army Training Center commander.

Joe Cortina’s subsequent experiences as an intelligence investigator and anti-terrorist adviser brought him to such hotbeds of turmoil as the State of Israel, adjacent Middle East nations, and Central America.

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