Saturday, March 6, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 6, 2010

People the mainstream media, the military, the government, schools, and the wealthy don't want you to remember:

Wikipedia: Smedley Butler - (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye", was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

Smedley Butler - War is a Racket!

...but Obama said the $1.5 TRILLION war budget is "untouchable"...and let's not talk about off-budget war appropriations!

A measure to give some 57 million elderly people, veterans and persons with disabilities a $250 check was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday.

A Petition Requesting the U.S. Congress to Stop Funding Additional Troops in Afghanistan.

Dennis Kucinich: Trillions for Wars, no money for the American people:

BBC Documentary: The White House Coup, a plot of Wall St. interests to overthrow President Roosevelt and establish a fascist dictatorship.

The "Business Plot" (also the Plot Against FDR and the White House Putsch) was an alleged political conspiracy in 1933 wherein wealthy businessmen and corporations plotted a coup détat to overthrow United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1934, the Business Plot was publicly revealed by retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler testifying to the McCormack-Dickstein Congressional Committee. In his testimony, Butler claimed that a group of men had approached him as part of a plot to overthrow Roosevelt in a military coup. One of the alleged plotters, Gerald MacGuire, vehemently denied any such plot. In their final report, the Congressional committee supported Butler's allegations of the existence of the plot, but no prosecutions or further investigations followed, and the matter was mostly forgotten.

On July 17, 1932, thousands of World War I veterans converged on Washington, D.C., set up tent camps, and demanded immediate payment of bonuses due them according to the Adjusted Service Certificate Law of 1924. This "Bonus Army" was led by Walter W. Waters, a former Army sergeant. The Army was encouraged by an appearance from retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, who had considerable influence over the veterans, being one of the most popular military figures of the time. A few days after Butler's arrival, President Herbert Hoover ordered the marchers removed, and their camps were destroyed by US Army cavalry troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. Butler, although a self-described Republican, responded by supporting Roosevelt in that year's election.

In a 1995 History Today article Clayton Cramer argued that the devastation of the Great Depression had caused many Americans to question the foundations of liberal democracy. "Many traditionalists, here and in Europe, toyed with the ideas of Fascism and National Socialism; many liberals dallied with Socialism and Communism." Cramer argues that this explains why some American business leaders viewed fascism as a viable system to both preserve their interests and end the economic woes of the Depression.

Franklin Roosevelt -Second Bill of Rights, an "Economic Bill of Rights"

Graph: All the Money Went to the Richest Americans

16 Questions on the Assassination By Bertrand Russell (philosopher)

As I've been saying and proving over and over and over again: the right has taken over the "liberal media" and when you usurp something, you keep calling it "liberal". Now, the "history channel":

Leaked documents reveal GOP plan to use scare tactics to raise money

Conservatives Turn Against Liz Cheney - As Bad As McCarthy

Cheney Boasts on National TV that He Committed War Crimes

If the United States had a functioning criminal justice system for the powerful – not just for run-of-the-mill offenders – former Vice President Dick Cheney would have convicted himself and some of his Bush administration colleagues with his comments on ABC’s “This Week.”

One of THE reasons for the financial crisis in America: outsourcing of our jobs! American multi-national corporations roaming the world for the cheapest, most vulnerable labor. The elephant in the room during the U.S. financial crisis is the media and government coverup of naming the corporations front and center who are outsourcing even though Americans are unemployed:

Obama Solution to Stop Outsourcing – Stop Counting Jobs Outsourced (No, Seriously!)

How the mainstream media agrees to treat a story to get you to think a certain way:

Media: Pentagon shooter doubted official 9/11 story, hated pot laws

USA Has A History Of Attacking Themselves To Go To War! What will the next false flag be?

9/11: All In One Chunk

AE911Truth Press Conference from MysterE Productions on Vimeo.

We live in a time where a 25 year old rightwing punk can create a hoax video and the congress rushes through legislation to defund their target based on the video with no trial. Then when there's a trial and the results are ACORN is not guilty and the perpetrator is found to have edited the video to suit their agenda, the congress still keeps the legislation and the (not) "liberal media" doesn't issue retractions. Then with something important like health care where 45,000 Americans are dying a year, they say they can't rush through legislation, it's impossible:

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