Monday, June 23, 2008

Big Dan's Big News June 23, 2008

Died for nothing...well, actually for oil...(not "the terrorists"). Did you have a family member who died in Iraq or Afghanistan? Or do you know somebody who died there? The U.S. unelected rulers are forcing the Iraqi's to sign over their oil to the Oil Barons in an "agreement" that is ASTOUNDINGLY not being covered in the corporate owned media. The same media that is making huge war profits. That's all this war was about. Otherwise, what would this "agreement" have to do with the Iraq War supposedly bringing them freedom and democracy? And the Republicans, the party of Bush & Cheney, just blocked a bill in congress to penalize Big Oil for gouging us! They have their millionaire spokesman Rush Limbaugh scaring you about "the terrorists" so you don't know about this! So, they still want offshore drilling so the Oil Barons can take us over, too!

Alan Greenspan: “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”

Deals with Iraq are set to bring oil giants back: Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP.

Oil giants to sign contracts with Iraq. Iraq's oil ministry stepped up talks with BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total after the US vice-president, Dick Cheney, visited Iraq in March, where he also pressed the government to revive efforts to pass the hydrocarbon law that nationalist MPs were blocking. The first contracts are expected to be signed this month. Some 90% of Iraq's budget comes from oil revenues.

Feast of the Conquerors: Western Oil Barons Return in Triumph to Iraq

Bush and Cheney clearly went into Iraq primarily in order to put US petroleum firms in precisely this favored position. The US power elite wanted this outcome and connived actively at it. As Alan Greenspan put it, “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”

The rich American Billionaires' millionaire spokespeople, William "the Bloody" Kristol lower left. None of these people would fight, they only speak for billionaires who won't fight either, but have hijacked our military to line their pockets with even more money, war profiteers. Fascism has finally won! These people are paraded on TV as "experts", pushing the billionaires' war and telling you you're a good Patriotic American if you wave your flag and believe them!

Knowing all of the above, that the Iraq War was about oil, we have from the fascists' media base FOX "news", neo-con fascist William Kristol egging on a war with Iran, which will also be about oil. Oh, they won't tell you that's the reason, just like they did with Iran! They'll say it's "the terrorists"! Rush Limbaugh will say, "They're keeping you safe". How long are you going to fall for this? How do you feel about this if you have friends or family in the military?

Kristol: Bush might attack Iran if he thinks Obama will win


From Glory Boy to PW Songbird. John McCain: War Hero or North Vietnam's Go-To Collaborator?

Vietnamese radio propagandists made good use out of McCain. On June 4, 1969, a U.S. wire service headlined a story entitled "PW Songbird Is Pilot Son of Admiral.” .

Mad Men: Pathology, Pretense and Power. We don't say too much about John McCain around here, for the same basic reason that we don't talk a lot about Osama bin Laden: a dislike of wasting people's time by belaboring the obvious.


Counter-culture and anti-war: George the video below, you probably won't see it in any of the corporate media tributes.

Award-winning comedian George Carlin dies

George Carlin: "The American Dream." America is a club...and you ain't in it! The American Dream is called a dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it!


Food Towers or Sky Farming

Why vertical farms? Cities like New York City can take up very little horizontal space and produce its own food, control it, and not have to have it shipped in. Job creation for people to work in them. Food is sold fresh, ripe off the vine.

Futurama Farming in New York

Vertical Farming – The Future of Agriculture?

South Street Seaport: Some Fresh Food With Your Towers?

The Vertical Farm Essay by Dickson Despommier, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University

Food, Fuel and Farming: the Sky's the Limit

Lots of great pictures here! Vertical Farm Designs

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