Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Big Dan's Big News Nov 11, 2009

Ignorance is bliss - the DA's who were in the same building as the Kids-For-Cash judges as it was going on, were "UNAWARE" of it for around a decade.

Above: UNAWARE DA's Jackie Musto Carroll and Dave Lupas.

6,500 kids sentenced by the Kids-For-Cash judges in the same building as these two DA's...and they claim they were UNAWARE! Luzerne County cannot have DA's that are "UNAWARE" when something this huge happens. EVERYONE who says they were "UNAWARE" NEEDS TO GO, because they are USELESS! As soon as someone says: "I was UNAWARE", they should lose their job! We need DA's who would notice 6,500 kids getting sentenced. You're not doing your job if you didn't notice this. Apparently, someone noticed it or the judges would still be doing it...but it wasn't these two knuckleheads!!! Jackie Musto-Carroll took herself off the case of a relative filing a false police report about an abandoned vehicle in Yatesville, forwarded the case of the drugs found in a sheriff's car to the FBI amidst conflicts of interest and discrepancies as to whether a report was filed or not, and was "UNAWARE" of the kids-for-cash scandal going on in the same building she was in. She needs to get another job!

How can Public Defender Basil Russin say: “Police loved him (judge Ciavarella). They knew every kid they arrested was going away ... The district attorneys (pictured above) loved him. They were getting convictions.” ...and the two DA's pictured above say they didn't know anything? Someone's lying, right?

Public defender: Community backed Ciavarella zero tolerance...if by "community" they mean "people who wanted to get rid of the kids"! And why didn't the public defender whistleblow this whole thing, btw?

Below, listen to the DA's who didn't know anything give testimony on how they didn't know anything. Jackie Musto-Carroll uses the George W. Bush "ask yourself your own questions and answer your own questions" technique. Someone has got to start saying: "Stop asking yourself your own questions!!!" At some points, you can forget who's actually being interviewed!!! I find it striking that all three testimonies of Musto-Carroll, Lupas, and Brulo happen to independently mention the 1999 Columbine shootings as a reason for Ciavarella's zero tolerance policy, YET...according to the TIMELINE, the for-profit juvenile center didn't open until 2003!!!

The DA's "we didn't know anything" testimony...

Luzerne County: the county that's "UNAWARE" of everything!

Big Coincidence - Former Luzerne County judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. toughened his "zero tolerance" policy for juvenile offenders just three days after the opening of a for-profit detention center (that's in 2003, Columbine was in 1999) whose owner allegedly paid him kickbacks, a former county juvenile probation official told a state panel Monday; Ciavarella failed to inform more than half of the juveniles who appeared before him of their right to counsel.

'Zero tolerance' policy accepted

Juveniles’ lives changed after incarceration

In Luzerne County, no one's guilty of anything, because everyone was "Unaware", "can't recall", "didn't know anything"..........

John Perkins - Economic Hitman

"I have not met anyone who wanted to be a terrorist. They’re desperate people. If we want to get rid of terrorism, we must get rid of the root causes, that cancer that is destroying our whole system.....we need to go back to an understanding that corporations are there to serve us."

John Perkins calls himself a former economic hit man. He has seen the signs of today’s financial meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiasco, the collapse of the banking industry, the rising unemployment rate—these are all familiar to him. Perkins was on the front lines of monitoring and helping create these very events that were once just confined to the Third World. From 1971 to 1981, he worked for the international consulting firm of Chas T. Main, where he was a self-described “economic hit man.” He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Confessions of An Economic Hit Man and The Secret History of the American Empire.

And the swirling clouds, to me, are the big corporations. So, in the past, you had roughly 200 countries on the planet, which a few had a lot of power—the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States. But today the geopolitics might better be envisioned as the same roughly 200 countries with these huge swirling clouds that are the big corporations. And they are really calling the shots all over the planet. They know no national boundaries. They don’t listen to any specific set of laws. They strike deals with the Chinese and the Taiwanese and the Tibetans and the Israelis and the Arab nations. Whoever has the markets or the resources, they cut deal with—deals with. And as we’ve seen in our most recent election here in the United States, we bring in a president who is very diametrically different from the former president, and yet the corporations are still calling the shots.

Here's how they do it, and they just did it to US - America!

JOHN PERKINS: Well, Amy, I think it’s fair to say that we economic hit men have managed to create the world’s first truly global empire. And it’s basically a secret empire.

We do it in many ways, but principally, we identify a country that has resources that corporations covet, like oil, arrange a huge loan to that country from the World Bank or one of its sisters. The money never actually goes to the country; it goes to our own corporations to build the infrastructure projects in that country that help a few very wealthy people, but don’t benefit the majority of the people, who are too poor to buy electricity or have cars to drive on the highways. And yet, they’re left holding a huge debt that they can’t repay.

So we go back at some point and say, “You know, you can’t pay your debts. Give us a pound of flesh. Sell your oil real cheap to our oil companies. Vote with us on the next critical UN vote. Allow us to build a military base in your backyard.” Something along these lines.

And when we fail—as I talk in my books, I failed with Jaime Roldos, president of Ecuador, Omar Torrijos of Panama—the Jackals go in and either overthrow or assassinate these leaders. And if the Jackals fail, as they did in Iraq, then we send in the military.

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