Sunday, February 28, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 28, 2010


We're #1! the "liberal media" - HA HA!!!

The #1 story censored by the corporate owned media (that's not liberal, wake up!) is that we have killed over ONE MILLION Iraqi civilians in the Iraq War. And don't forget, Sadaam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 and we're spending 2.5 BILLION dollars a week over there. You're a hypocrite if you're against "big government" and not against big government spending 2.5 BILLION DOLLARS of our taxpayer money a week during a financial crisis which would, among other things, cover all AMERICANS with health care! You're a hypocrite if you are a 2010 candidate for ANYTHING and you talk about cutting spending and DON'T talk about cutting big government military spending. You are a hypocrite if you are a talk show host or a blogger and you're interviewing a Republican candidate (OR a Democratic candidate, but especially a Republican) who's talking about cutting spending and you don't ask them: "What about military spending?" The Bush regime drove us into a financial hole with these wars and then when a different administration comes in, the Republicans scream about the mess THEY made: "We have to stop spending!!!" And what is the Obama administration doing? Continuing the military spending and asking what social programs should be cut for AMERICANS! Just like the Republicans want! And Obama's going to cause another Republican president like Bush by not stopping the wars and ramming through health care. Because of the corporate media sham of pretending to be liberal, passing anything liberal is a big, uphill battle. Just look at this censored story, censored by the "liberal media". LOL! You are a FOOL if you think corporation owned media is liberal! Where is your PROOF that the corporate owned media is liberal? I provide proof almost DAILY that it is not. WHO is saying it's liberal? The people who usurped it! Remember when obscure reports came out that we killed over a MILLION Iraqi's? They said it was "conspiracy"? WHO are THEY? The same ones who control the mainstream media and call it "liberal".

After Downing Street, July 6, 2007
Title: “Is the United States Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month? Or Is It More?”
Author: Michael Schwartz

AlterNet, September 17, 2007
Title: “Iraq death toll rivals Rwanda genocide, Cambodian killing fields”
Author: Joshua Holland

Reuters (via AlterNet), January 7, 2008
Title: “Iraq conflict has killed a million, says survey”
Author: Luke Baker

Inter Press Service, March 3, 2008
Title: “Iraq: Not our country to Return to”
Authors: Maki al-Nazzal and Dahr Jamail

Student Researchers: Danielle Stanton, Tim LeDonne, and Kat Pat Crespán
Faculty Evaluator: Heidi LaMoreaux, PhD

Over one million Iraqis have met violent deaths as a result of the 2003 invasion, according to a study conducted by the prestigious British polling group, Opinion Research Business (ORB). These numbers suggest that the invasion and occupation of Iraq rivals the mass killings of the last century—the human toll exceeds the 800,000 to 900,000 believed killed in the Rwandan genocide in 1994, and is approaching the number (1.7 million) who died in Cambodia’s infamous “Killing Fields” during the Khmer Rouge era of the 1970s.

#1 CENSORED STORY - Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation in Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009

Let us begin by asking ourselves, “Who OWNS the corporate-mainstream media?”

And of course, the answer is large, very large, corporations own the corporate media.

But, who owns the controlling stock of these large corporations, and controls their “news” and aired content?

The answer is the foreign, privately owned International Monetary/Banking Cartel, that controls the money and credit of the world. Make sense?

Now, if one will study the long and infamous track record of this private Cartel, and correlate its activities with the corresponding “news” of the day, one will soon see the reciprocal relationship between that news and the subsequent national and international events.

You see, the corporate media does not so much reports on news events, as it prepares the stage to justify the various covert actions then taken by the Cartel.

Who Are Their Prey? All of Us: From the Left and Right

When war is peace and right is center. It's not 1984, but Newspeak lives on in the media's skewing of the terms of our political debate

The NYT Veers Neocon: Many American progressives don’t want to recognize how bad the U.S. mainstream news media has become. It’s easier to praise a few exceptions to the rule and to hope that some pendulum will swing than to undertake the challenging task of building a new and honest media infrastructure.

How did this come to happen to this poor mother’s son? It came to happen because the people in the media who are supposed to foster a public debate on such public issues as war instead used their franchise to promote articles about chocolate cake and comic book reviews. They see their free press as free to choose not to look when bad thinks happen. They feel no need to explain to his parents or to anyone that the war that blew off half of this poor boys head was based on out and out lies.

The Picture

For the GOP If You're Not in the Top 1% You Can Drop Dead

Did you ever think that our unemployment rate in America is largely due to the below: corporations roaming the world for cheap, vulnerable labor? That's YOUR job going over there! And the corporate owned media isn't telling us this! Did you ever notice the mainstream media never talks about outsourcing? Start CONNECTING THE DOTS on how these things all tie together!!!

In its mission statement, the National Labor Committee (NLC) highlights the problem stating:

“Transnational corporations (TNCs) now roam the world to find the cheapest and most vulnerable workers.” They’re mostly young women in poor countries like China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Haiti, and many others working up to 14 or more hours a day for sub-poverty wages under horrific conditions.

Because TNCs are unaccountable, a dehumanized global workforce is ruthlessly exploited, denied their civil liberties, a living wage, and the right to work in dignity in healthy safe environments. NLC conducts “popular campaigns based on (its) original research to promote worker rights and pressure companies to end human and labor abuses. (It) views worker rights in the global economy as indivisible and inalienable human rights and (believes) now is the time to secure them for all on the planet.”

Global Sweatshop Wage Slavery

David Swanson of (one of my favorite sites!): Abolish the Senate: The Filibuster Problem, The Death of the Subpoena, the Fear Since Kennedy Died

David Swanson at Harvard COOP bookstore on February 27, 2010, speaking about his book "Daybreak" and the need to reform and remove the U.S. Senate


An older Gary Wright sings "Dreamweaver" in video 1. He's always been intense and emotional, that's why I love him. In video 2, it's Gary Wright's band Spooky Tooth from the late 60's early 70's with "Tobacco Road". This band was heavy and intense with a lot of blues. "Tobacco Road" features high/low dueling trade-off vocals that sound like the Righteous Brothers: the low vocal is the great singer Mike Harrison, the high falsetto is Gary Wright (unbelievably!). On "Tobacco Road", listen to Luther Grosvenor's growling guitar in the background. The 3rd video is a reformed Spooky Tooth playing in Germany around 2007, the song is their classic "Evil Woman" featuring Mike Harrison and Gary Wright on dueling lead vocals again. The 4th video is solo Gary Wright on the Midnight Special with his mid 70's hit "Love Is Alive". Gary Wright became good friends with George Harrison of the Beatles and helped George out on many of his projects. You can usually see Gary Wright credits on George Harrison's albums. Both Wright and Harrison had in common the mutual search for peace of mind through religion:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 27, 2010

How The Republican Noise Machine works, current case study: the Missile Defense Logo:

"There's a buzz on the internet" and "Some people are saying"...

Rachel Maddow points out how The Republican Noise Machine works: a rightwing site like Breitbart starts a ridiculous rumor and it ends up in the mainstream media on CNN. Notice when it gets to CNN "reporting" this "news", CNN says there's "a buzz on the internet" and "some people are saying". That's the key to the whole thing. Rightwing smear machine sites start rumors and SOMEHOW get them on mainstream channels like CNN. I want to know HOW they get these rumors on CNN! I want to know EXACTLY WHO on CNN ran this story! And when they cow tow to the rightwing smear machine, I want to know why they don't say it and instead say things like "there's a buzz on the internet" and "some people are saying", instead of saying "rightwing smear machines have started another rumor". First of all, saying "there's a buzz on the internet" and "some people are saying" is not professional reporting. What has become of CNN? That is exactly why I don't watch CNN anymore. They are constantly played like a fiddle by The Republican Noise Machine. "Some people are saying" MY ASS! It's The Republican Noise Machine! "Buzz on the internet" MY ASS!!! Buzz on crazy rightwing smear machine sites! F.U. CNN!!! And the story is NOT this logo conspiracy theory, it's the mechanics and the machine that rightwingers have in place to usurp the mainstream media to run with this "news", THEIR "news". Long ago when the mainstream media was actually liberal, they ignored (and rightly so) stories like this and sites like Breitbart and people like Breitbart because of what they actually are: the lunatic fringe right. Just remember what the mainstream media has become, like CNN, when you see a logo story like this as "news" on CNN attributing it to "buzz on the internet" and "People are saying". The liberal media has been usurped and isn't liberal anymore. And the people calling it liberal are the ones who usurped it. Think about it: WHO is saying the mainstream media is liberal? Only people like Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart...THE ONES PLAYING THEM LIKE A FIDDLE!!! When you usurp something, you want to keep people thinking it hasn't been usurped so you will go out of your way to keep calling it liberal. Learn what they don't want you to learn: that the liberal media has been usurped! Learn that when you see someone calling it "the liberal media", they have just identified themselves as one of the ones who usurped it. Did you ever notice how many times a day Rush Limbaugh says "liberal media"?

Start a rumor and then have FAKE outrage about it for dummies:

Frank Gaffney Posits That Missile Defense Logo Is Evidence of Obama’s ‘Submission To Shariah’

Missile agency’s ‘crescent moon’ logo scares right-wingers

Another one of the endless smear stories the rightwing media has gotten into the so-called mainstream "liberal" (LOL!) media:

More Devastating Response to NYT's Outrageous Hypocrisy in Refusing to Correct Inaccurate ACORN 'Pimp' Hoax Coverage

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), in the video below, describes on the floor of the U.S. House this week what anyone paying attention already knows: how the "Rightwing Echo Chamber" works. He describes a completely false charge by Wall Street Journal's professional liar and GOP operative, John Fund, last November alleging --- with no basis whatsoever --- that Rep. Barney Frank (D-VT) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would soon be introducing legislation for "universal voter registration." This is just like Frank Gaffney on Breitbart's site started the rumor of the Missile Defense logo. A rightwinger starts a rumor and it goes into the machine they have in place, the echo chamber, until it gets into the "mainstream" who repeat it. That doesn't say much for the so-called mainstream liberal media does it? It isn't liberal anymore. These people who start these rumors were at one time ignored as fringe radicals, which is what they are. Now they are in the mainstream, the liberal media that isn't liberal anymore. Orly Taitz, anyone?

The Republican Noise Machine

David Brock, the reformed conservative noise-maker, on how the Right has sabotaged journalism, democracy, and truth.

As a young journalist in the 1990s, David Brock was a key cog the Republican noise machine. Writing for the American Spectator, a conservative magazine funded by billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, Brock gained fame for his attack pieces on Anita Hill and President Bill Clinton. Then, in 2002, Brock came clean. In his memoir, Blinded by the Right, Brock admitted that his work was based on lies and distortion, and part of a coordinated smear campaign funded by wealthy right wing groups to discredit Clinton and confuse the public.

Since then, Brock has continued to expose the conservative media onslaught. In his newest book, The Republican Noise Machine, Brock documents how right-wing groups pressure the media and spread misinformation to the public. It's easy to see how this is done.

Fringe conspiracies and stories will be kept alive by outlets like Rush Limbaugh, the Washington Times, and the Drudge Report, until they finally break into the mainstream media.

Media groups like Brent Bozell's Media Research Center have spent 30 years convincing the public that the media is, in fact, liberal. As Brock says, it's all a sham: "I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth."

The Republican Noise Machine

Just remember: the Killer Whale didn't go "nuts" when he attacked the trainer, he was "nuts" when he was doing tricks...

Trainer makes fatal mistake with Killer Whale. Yeah, here's the fatal mistake: fucking with a Killer Whale! Let me say that I wouldn't "fuck around" with a several ton animal that had the world "KILLER" in it's name. I know! Call me crazy! The Killer Whale went Killer Whale, IE it acted like it's supposed to! When it was doing "tricks", THAT is when it wasn't acting like it was supposed to! wtf? I think we should have a military trial for this Killer Whale for acting like a Killer Whale. If found guilty, I suggest waterboarding in Gitmo! He was already out on parole for killing two other people. The Killer Whale's name was Tilikum, which means "friend". Tilikum is your "friend". The medical examiner said the trainer "likely" died from multiple traumatic injuries and drowning. No kidding! I thought she died from H1-N1 Swine Flu!!! Then it gets better: CNN has a guy with a cowboy hat on who says Killer Whales should be in aquariums performing tricks for us, but Captain Ahab sets things straight and gives us the REAL lowdown: Killer Whales should be in the ocean! Sonjay Gupta referees Tex and Captain Ahab (The Three Stooges):

Friday, February 26, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 26, 2010

Big Dan shoveling 14+ inches of snow (and still snowing!):

NEPA blizzard of 2010??? With my hoodie and Red Sox hat! Will it ever stop snowing??? Good thing there's spell check in blogger, I thought there was TWO "L"s in SHOVELING!!! Update: it's STILL snowing hard! It seems like it's never going to stop!

Keith Olbermann's Emotional Special Comment: 'My Father Asked Me To Kill Him'

"Last Friday night, my father asked me to kill him." Keith Olbermann opened his emotional Special Comment on health care Wednesday with the story of his father's six-month-long hospitalization suffering through a colon removal, pneumonia, kidney failure, liver failure, and many infections.

NYTimes won't retract the FALSE story that James O'Keefe dressed as an over-the-top outrageous pimp in his "sting" of ACORN offices.

Is it because rich white guys keep trying to take down a black organization that helps poor blacks register to vote? Racism? Because ACORN registered a MILLION voters that voted for Obama? That is what the Bush/DOJ scandal was all about, you know! Bush Department of Justice attorneys refused to bring false charges against ACORN, so he fired them.

NYT Public Editor Accuses The BRAD BLOG of 'Political Agenda' on Par With ACORN Smear Artists, Hoaxsters Breitbart and O'Keefe

PLUS: Blistering blogosphere reaction for Hoyt's refusal to recommend corrections from 'paper of record'

ALSO: Online petition launched, calling for retractions...

Instead of NYTimes retracting false story about ACORN, they attack Brad Blog for pointing it out!!!

Bill Maher interviews former (REPUBLICAN!) US Attorney David Iglesias from New Mexico spelling out the basics of the scandalous firing of the 8 US Attorneys. But what makes this clip unbelievable is when guest Lisa Schiffren, a conservative commentator, argues that its okay for US Attorneys to be political and thus, selectively enforce the law against Democrats and not Republicans. OUTRAGEOUS. Coming from the law and order party also makes it SHOCKING. That the underlying politicization involved efforts to steal elections and thus circumvent our democracy makes it EGREGIOUS.

Iglesias says the Bush administration wanted him to make up false voter fraud charges against Democrats (& ACORN) right before elections to make them look bad and that's why he was fired. GEE! Does that sound familiar? Making things up to make ACORN look bad? So, this O'Keefe/Breitbart is just part of an ongoing REPUBLICAN PLAN to take down ACORN because they register poor black voters who tend to vote against Republicans! The real reason behind the Bush/DOJ scandal is not widely known by the American public because the "liberal media" has been usurped by the same people who are trying to take down ACORN.

Who, ME? RACIST???

The New Yorker: Decoding Rush Limbaugh's Racism

A couple of studies released last year produced surprising results about the average consumers of right-wing media. “The dirty little secret of conservative talk radio is that the average age of listeners is 67 [so now 68] and rising … [The] Fox News audience, likewise, is in its mid-60s.” In addition, a Pew study in February 2009 found that 72 percent of Rush Limbaugh’s grizzled Dittoheads are men and so have a life expectancy of 75.6 years, which means this cohort will expire by 2017. Limbaugh will be 60 next January, which means he will be 67 when his average-aged listeners die off.......

Declining Conservatism Among Millennials Signals Bad News for Fox News, Limbaugh

Bipartisan Health Care Reform Summit 2010

Something strange happens at the health care summit when Republicans and Democrats actually start having a conversation.

Jon Stewart would disqualify the corporate TV coverage of the Health Care Summit for "SUCKING":

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Is this good or bad? Republican Has Sex W/ Mother In Law...KINKY!!!

When I was a kid, I used to stay up and watch Johnny Carson, even on school nights. I don't think it was typical of little kids to be addicted to Johnny Carson and go to bed past 1am on school nights, but Johnny is one of the reasons I love comedy so much 'til this day. The BEATLES of late night talk shows - Johnny Carson: "Would you like an army cot, Ed?" - @ 1:44, you can tell by Johnny's laugh that he realized Ed is sloshed -

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 25, 2010

Summit's Eve: it's everything the Republicans always wanted!

President Obama can't win with the Republicans on health care, so the Democrats should push through whatever reform they want...but they won't. Jon Stewart attacks both the Democrats and Republicans on health care.

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California's Anthem Blue Cross raises rates 39%:

Blue Cross parent hiked rates after paying out $39 million in bonuses

The Senate has the 50 votes necessary to pass a public health insurance option using the budget reconciliation process, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Thursday:

Sanders: Senate has the votes to pass public option via reconciliation

We need jobs, not deficit cuts. Listen to Keynes and ignore those behind all the noise about deficits, who are simply looking to profit from private debt

Virginia Republican (of course) says disabled children are a form of punishment for women who had abortions.

(Am I the only person who thought of the fact that Trig Palin has Down Syndrome in relation to this story? Why didn't Sarah Palin speak out against this guy? Because he's a Republican?)

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: "Children, the law is nothing but a rag smeared with blood and shit. "It is only for suckers, rubes and losers. "Claw your way to the top -- by any means necessary -- and the law can never touch you. "This is the American way."

Washington Times: A lingering technical question about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks still haunts some, and it has political implications: How did 200,000 tons of steel disintegrate and drop in 11 seconds? A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center.

BD: here's what gets me about 9/11 - there are THOUSANDS more experts who don't buy the "official fairy tale" pushed by the government, politicians and the corporate owned media. The architects and engineers, the REAL EXPERTS, don't believe the government's official story. There ARE NO EXPERTS who believe the government's 9/11 story. WHERE ARE THEY? THERE ARE NONE! The very simple reason I don't believe the government's 9/11 story, is because all the scientific experts don't, either! NONE! ZERO! ZILCH! Think about who told you the official 9/11 story: the media and the government. Are they architects and engineers? FIND ME AN ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER WHO BELIEVES THE GOVERNMENT'S 9/11 STORY!!! Sorry, but this isn't going to go away, in fact, it's growing because it's the truth. There's nobody who didn't believe the government's story and now they do, but everyday there are more and more people who believed the government's story who now do NOT believe it! Do you understand: 1,062 architects and engineers (and growing) say it is IMPOSSIBLE according to science and physics that the airplanes hitting the Twin Towers brought them down at free fall speed in seconds into POWDER & DUST! And 47 story WTC-7 went down the SAME WAY BUT WASN'T HIT BY A F*CKING AIRPLANE!!! Here's why this movement keeps growing: because when architects and engineers look at what happened, they arrive at the scientific conclusion that it's IMPOSSIBLE! They cannot come to any other conclusion. There is only ONE conclusion for them to come to. But let's backtrack a little bit and try and find the "experts" who can prove the government's story. Good luck! There are none! Because at the time, the "experts" were the media and the government...and they aren't experts. I DARE you to watch the video below, if you still believe the "official" government 9/11 story. I DARE YOU! I DARE YOU! I DARE YOU! I DARE YOU! I DARE YOU!

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 TRUTH - - 1,062 architectural and engineering professionals and 6,986 other supporters including A&E students have signed the petition demanding of Congress a truly independent investigation.

AE911Truth Press Conference from MysterE Productions on Vimeo.

Today's Republican Party acts as if IKE didn't exist! What does that tell you about the GOP?

Cross of Iron Speech. Address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower "The Chance for Peace" delivered before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16,1953.

IKE: The Last Honest Republican?

Eisenower's Military Industrial Complex speech

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

"We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

Eisenhower's farewell address where he warns of a "hostile idealogy", "the military industrial complex" and "the consequences of too much government funded research".

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 24, 2010

Make it Rain - Bank of America

Wyatt Cenac examines Bank of America's hidden credit card fees with a former employee and a mafia loan shark.

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39% health insurance rate hike - YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT!!!

All the polls show the majority of Americans want the public option with health care, but the Democrats aren't ramming it through and the Republicans consistently vote 100% lockstep against it. Do you call that "representation"???

Polls: In Key States, Public Option Far More Popular Than Senate Plan

White House slammed after declaring ‘not enough support’ for public option

BD: The media was liberal at one time. It did hold the powerful accountable. What better plan was there than for the powerful to usurp the liberal media and keep calling it liberal? The reason they call it liberal is because it was liberal before they usurped it. So, it follows, that those who keep calling it liberal, like Rush Limbaugh, work for the powerful. Do you like his cigar? Did you know cigars are a symbol of the rich and powerful?

"It is known among political scientists that powerful forces always seek to gain control of pre-existing social and political institutions so they can usurp their powers."

Part V: Overcoming the Divide and Conquer Strategy — The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the USA (BD: the media isn't "liberal")

Previous in the series:

I: Casualties of Economic Terrorism, Surveying the Damage

II: The Rise of the Economic Elite

III: Exposing Our Enemy - Meet the Economic Elite

IV: The Financial Coup d’Etat

The MYTH of the "liberal media".

The mainstream media serves elite interests (NOT "liberals"), the military, and corporations. These SAME PEOPLE are the ones calling it the "liberal media" as a deception. Do you think these people would call it the "elites', military's, and corporations' media"??? Another part of the deception is calling the Democrats "liberal", which they aren't. And calling the Republicans "conservative". So the media totally ignores the real liberals and conservatives and tells you the Democrats and Republicans are the liberals and conservatives.

The Corporation (The Corporation is a "must see" movie)

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.

Alex Jones on school webcam spying scandal in Philadelphia

A student in the US city of Philadelphia is suing his local school district for spying on him using his school-issued laptop. Radio Host Alex Jones told RT said that software is available for all kinds of abuse. (see yesterday's video, too!)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 23, 2010

1,000 U.S. soldiers now officially dead in Afghanistan War going on 9 years, no one cares

Is it me? Or is the media ignoring the Afghanistan War? Did you see a countdown like we used to have, leading up to the 1,000 soldier killed? Remember they'd start reporting before it hit the milestone? I didn't see any of that. In fact, I didn't see any stories when the 1,000 soldier died. Did I miss it? It's in it's 9th year and I don't know why we're there. If we're there to beat someone, why didn't we beat them yet? Why are no REPUBLICANS who are candidates in 2010 or elected REPUBLICANS mentioning that we're spending 2.5 BILLION a week on these wars, when they say we need to cut spending? They keep saying to cut spending in health care, education, and things like that. Never the wars. They want MORE for the wars! Furthermore, they are never ASKED by anyone in the media why they don't mention military spending! I think there's a lot of rich people making a lot of money and that's why we're there. That, and the poppy fields. Why else are we there? Do you know why? Never in my life have I seen a government so disconnected from the people. 99% of us have no representation in the government. The reason Obama is losing his popularity is because he isn't STOPPING the wars and isn't ramming through HEALTH CARE FOR ALL! Not because he's "socialist". That's bullshit! Look it up: the ONLY countries that don't cover all their citizens with universal health care are the United States and some 3rd world countries! Queen millionaire Sarah Palin's grandson just got government health care, she says one thing for YOU, and another thing for her grandson! (see below)

Using war as propaganda: Senior military officials decided to launch the current U.S.-British military campaign to seize Marja in large part to influence domestic U.S. opinion on the war in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Monday.

This is GREAT, Phyllis Bennis has made more sense here than ANYONE I've ever seen about the Afghanistan War. CAN SHE BE OUR PRESIDENT, PLEEEEEEEESE??????? Keep this in mind: Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann not only want to CONTINUE these wars, THEY WANT TO BOMB IRAN!!!

Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say

Obama ain't no FDR, that's for sure!

With 1000 US Soldiers Dead in Afghanistan, Time to Revive the Anti-War Agenda

Aghanistan government officials say at least 33 civilians have been killed in a Nato attack on a convoy of vehicles in Uruzgan, a province in the country's south.

The ironies of Afghan opium production

War is many things, but it’s certainly not a game. That’s why we can’t allow a violent video game – designed by the Pentagon specifically for children as young as 13 years old – to be used as a military recruitment tool.


General Petraeus Says U.S. Losses in Afghanistan to Be ‘Tough’

BDBB Flashback: Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - General Petraeus Inks Deal With Subway Subs

Pennsylvania schools spying on students using laptop Webcams, claims lawsuit. Class-action suit alleges schools remotely activate Webcams on school-issued notebooks

Thursday, Feb 18th, 2010 A school district in Philadelphia faces a class action lawsuit after it allegedly issued laptop computers to 1,800 students across two high schools and then used concealed cameras within the machines to spy on students and their parents without their knowledge or consent.

Lower Merion School District in the suburbs of Philadelphia faces charges of invasion of privacy, theft of private information, and unlawful interception for providing computers with webcams that were remotely and covertly turned on by administrators.

The suit was brought on behalf of all the students and their parents after it was revealed that the computers had been used to monitor students both at school and at home.

The case, Blake J. Robbins v. Lower Merion School District (PDF), was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

According to the filing, the actions of the school district were exposed when one of the schools vice principals disciplined Mr Robbins son for improper behavior in his home, and used a photo taken from the computer camera as evidence.

Are you jerking off to porn? Better make sure the CIA isn't activating your webcam to blackmail you! What if your kid had the webcam on and it caught you and your wife having sex? They can morph the video and voices, too! Splice it, etc...perfectly! Morph voices...think of the cell phone calls from the planes on 9/11. Not so far-fetched now, huh? How about the Bin Laden videos? Everyone else around the world thinks he's been dead for years. Can you say BLACKMAIL? If someone said this before it was PROVEN, everyone would call them "CRAZY CONSPIRACY THEORISTS"!!! AND YOU KNOW IT!!! ADMIT IT!!!


Israeli Wiretappers, the NSA, and 9/11: Are Members of the U.S. Govt Being Blackmailed by Israel and Others via Wiretaps?

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Sarah Palin: YOU LIE!!!!!!!!

Millionaire Queen Sarah Palin's grandson has health care paid for by the federal government, according to newly released court documents. Ummm...that's SOCIALISM!!! You HYPOCRITE and LIAR! You people without health care or you people protesting against government or socialized health care just remember: SARAH PALIN'S GRANDSON GOT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!!! But YOU CAN'T HAVE IT! FUCK YOU!!! Says Queen Sarah!

Court documents reveal Palin’s grandson uses socialized medicine

Michele Bachmann: YOU LIE!!!!!!!!

The "other Sarah Palin", Anti-socialist Bachmann got $250K in federal farm subsidies

…and her son works in one of Obama's "re-education camps"!

Republican women politicians BLOW just as bad as their white men do!!!

CPAC 2010 - Rage Within the Machine

CPAC calls its conference the conservative Woodstock, but Dick Cheney turns it into Altamont.

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Rage Within the Machine - Progressivism

Samantha Bee reports from an alternate universe free from progressivism with a beard and a gun phone.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 22, 2010

Teach your children well...

BD: When I was a kid, they taught us what America stood for and America was the world's moral compass and we were to be looked up to. They taught us that America always took the high road, the harder road to travel, to serve as an example to the world. Will they teach our kids in school nowadays that America tortures? I don't go to church anymore, but I still taught my kids that torturing people is wrong. I don't see the church or the schools or the American media saying torturing people is wrong. They're saying that if WE do it, it's OK. If someone else does it, it's wrong. I still think it's wrong. I didn't change my mind. RIP Moral America, I want no part of this.

Chris Floyd: This is the lesson that the United States government -- the government of the historic progressive, Barack Obama -- taught the children of America today:

"Children, the law is nothing but a rag smeared with blood and shit.

"It is only for suckers, rubes and losers.

"Claw your way to the top -- by any means necessary -- and the law can never touch you.

"This is the American way."

Teach Your Children Well: There Is No Law but Might and Murder

The American Way Of Torture

This is sickening and disgusting:

TV and newspapers and radio (and the classrooms next?) would like you to think someone named Franklin Delano Roosevelt never existed, now they're working on JFK. Don't worry, the Democrats aren't liberal anymore. If you think Obama's a liberal, then the propaganda worked. For those of you who are younger and grew up in the new media that we're supposed to think is liberal, FDR was a president a long time ago and he was one of our greatest presidents. You probably don't know who he is, because the media is now controlled by corporations, the military, and the 1% wealthiest.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "I WELCOME THEIR HATRED":

"For twelve years this Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government. The Nation looked to Government but the Government looked away. Nine mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge! Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the breadlines! Nine mad years of mirage and three long years of despair! Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent.

For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace‹business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me‹and I welcome their hatred."

Helen Thomas catches Bush SpokesLiar Dana Perino lying about torture. Dana Perino then went on to FOX "news".

JFK's Secret Societies Speech

Torturing Democracy:

Torturing Democracy from National Security Archive on Vimeo.

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Eisenower's Military Industrial Complex speech

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

"We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."