Matt Damon, one of Barack Obama's earliest supporters and once one of his most staunch advocates, slammed the President in the new issue of Elle Magazine. "I've talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level.
Quite separately from each other, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Rev. Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich have long ago forfeited whatever credibility they may once have had. Taken together, they are simply a bad joke: three grown men publicly eye-poking and slap fighting each other while they all come together to sell us high-stakes testing, charter schools, educational privatization and the whole package of corporate “school reform.”
How do you get a giant powerful animal to believe you are more powerful than it is? Babies elephants are caught and chained to a tree. It's small and less powerful so when it struggles against the chain it can't break free. As it grows up and becomes an adult the now more powerful elephant believes it's still powerless against the chain. The adult elephant gave up long ago to break it's chains and now chains the adult elephant could easily break free of hold the elephant hostage.
Religion, Government, Authority which the adult human being could easily break free of now that the human is fully grown has given up and accepts the servitude the human has grown up iwth and appears to be in control everywhere. When in fact the real control comes from the human being having given up trying to break free.
Interview with Dave McGowan about Laurel Canyon 2010 Hippies came out of no where and sort of co opted it, I think it was quite deliberate...they wanted to give the anti-war movement a face that would be completely unacceptable to mainstream America...I mean everything about them was offensive to mainstream America, to middle America, the hairstyles, the clothing styles, the open drug use, the music, everything about them was designed to repel mainstream America and prevent the anti-war movement from gaining any additional speed by putting this face on it...I think the whole hippy flower child thing.....was a creation of the Intelligence community to take the steam out of the anti-war movements and various other movements...Black Empowerment, Women's rights, Civil rights movement. (25:29) ....The battle cry of the hippy movement was turn on, tune in, drop out...telling people don't worry about it, get high (49:13). The figureheads of all the big LC bands--Frank Zappa,...John Phillips,...Jim Morrison,...David Crosby,...Steven Stills, on and on, every one of these guys is a product of the military intelligence establishment...I find it very hard to believe that the only people in the country who had musical talent happened to be sons and daughters of the Military community...Jackson Brown, Amy Lou Harris.. Some of them knew too much, maybe others just for the sensationalism and the trauma it inflicts on the American people....I believe that as the main motivation for taking out Kennedy...his death was hugely traumatic to the American people..
Having shown his hand over the last three years as an eager – although often spurned – partner in Republican austerity politics, and a war-maker who could make George Bush blush, President Obama will seek reelection with bankers’ money while pretending to remain “infuriated” with Wall Street. The banksters are in on the scam, since “nothing can match Obama’s crowning glory: the permanent bailout of finance capital.” The Republican candidate, whoever it is, will certainly spout an unambiguously pro-business line. But, “a GOP gaggle that savages itself for the privilege of singing the praises of the rich can only bring down the wrath of the people on the bankers’ heads.” Wall Street knows Obama is their true “shining knight.”
The Bentham Open Astronomy Journal has now published a “Special Edition” ([Special Issue #002] [Pp. 162-210]) with a focus on Plasma Cosmology. The issue titled “Some Initial Thoughts on Plasma Cosmology” features an editorial of the same title by Jeremy Duning-Davies.
The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are participating in an online forum right now to discuss the new 99% Act. Join in and learn how we can create 5 million new jobs in two years, tax Wall Street, and turn our economy around.
I noticed a few phrases repeated in attacks against anyone challenging ‘official’ science created at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). One phrase said the person had no peer-reviewed work – it was falsely used against me. Another, also used against me, claimed the person was not a “working climate scientist”. This was necessary because they and many supporters were unqualified. I suspected it was a chosen strategy, which was confirmed in a leaked email from Michael Mann.
The Banking Act of 1933, Pub.L. 73-66, 48 Stat. 162, enacted June 16, 1933, was a law that established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the United States and introduced banking reforms, some of which were designed to control speculation. It is most commonly known as the Glass–Steagall Act, after its legislative sponsors, Senator Carter Glass (D–Va.) and Representative Henry B. Steagall (D–Ala.-3). Some provisions of the Act, such as Regulation Q, which allowed the Federal Reserve to regulate interest rates in savings accounts, were repealed by the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980. Provisions that prohibit a bank holding company from owning other financial companies were repealed on November 12, 1999, by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, named after its co-sponsors Phil Gramm (R, Texas), Rep. Jim Leach (R, Iowa), and Rep. Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R, Virginia).
In their own words, American conservatives plan their strategies for financial power, and we'd better pay attention! Financial conservatives, with the aid of their political supporters, have been waging class warfare against working Americans for the past 20 years. Here is a guided tour of conservative America's agenda and strategies, fully documented- with actual quotes from the establishment press! Learn how financial conservatives are intentionally taking unfair advantage of working Americans. Just a few of the compelling chapters in this startling book include:
The Wage Inflation Lie: It's not wage inflation, it's profit inflation *
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The Truth Superstitious Christianity tries to hide is the one true fact that there are more atheist in church than true believers. It's a Truth all atheist know. As I talk to those who claim to be Christian and debate one on one with those who claim to be Christian it always ends up with the same conclusion. After they've debated me for days, weeks, sometimes in fact years. All these folks who claim to be Christian tell me the same Truth. "Why don't you just believe so you can go along to get along. If there is no God, then there's no harm in believing" is what those who claim to be Christian tell me with a wink and a smile.
This is the point I get most angry. Truth matters. Living a lie destroys life. For goodness sake look around you I'd shout. This is the world you've made by pretending to believe!! This is your fault for cowering, conforming and complying to a lie. Truth matters. Truth would set us free. Truth would allow us to cooperate and build a better world. Instead to go along to get along you live a lie.
Grab a Pen Mr. Gingrich, it’s Time for your History Lesson Written by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat
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Being an expert on solutions for winning the future , Gingrich didn't waste much time and decided to not only do the utmost but also the impossible for Israel's sake by calling the Palestinians an “ invented ” people who could have voluntarily evacuated their homeland and chose to live elsewhere. While I could conceal my annoyance over Gingrich's outrageous and deceitful statement, which lacks both the minimum historical awareness and political wisdom I find myself unable to hide my disgust of his disgraceful conduct. Mr. Gingrich as a presidential hopeful and a longtime politician is supposed to be, in a way,
representing the mainstream American diplomacy when he speaks to the foreign media- unless the Jewish channel is not considered that. And if he as a person was not embarrassed to openly brownnose Israel in that unprecedented and degrading manner, then he should have uttered those nonsense comments in a less public session, like at his country club and amongst his circle of Zionist financiers of his campaign who certainly would have been ecstatic to hear him ranting that way. But for him to publicize this hate speech in a televised interview and furthermore repeat it durin g the presidential debates is an affront to the whole American diplomacy and a dangerous indication for a paradigm shift of that diplomacy in the Middle East. Who allowed this plumpy Gingrich to act as Israel's advocate while ironically running for the presidency of the United States? Who told him that he can put on his racist mask, erase decades of peace brokering, albeit not entirely successful, and start messing up the politics of one of the most volatile places on earth while hallucinating about its documented ancient history? The Arabs and the Palestinians, whom he likes to see invented and therefore movable or even invisible, will not take his statement as a twisted attitude of some republican candidate but another proof of the American flagrant biased policy in the Middle East.
Grab a Pen Mr. Gingrich, it’s Time for your History Lesson Written by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat Friday, 16 December 2011 21:37 - The last thing the United States needs right now as its troops are pulling out of the Iraqi swamp and being kicked out of the Afghan-Pakistan Death Valley is another (needless)stir of the anti-American sentiments in that part of the world. Only Mr. Gingrich doesn't think so. Appearing in his debates foolishly standing by his offensive remarks and apparently drunk with the encouraging feedback he gets from his Israeli friends, this former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives irresponsibly insists on sketching the landscape for the most dreadful political forecast in the Middle East. It is ironic to see the millions of patriotic Americans rallying on the streets and literally occupying the country in protest over what they called the corporate greed and at the same time we find candidates like Gingrich so sick and blinded with greed they can't feel the danger nor the shame in sleeping in the same bed with the real enemy. How did America end up in that humiliating situation, where its presidential frontrunners are but a bunch of clowns who are always willing to dance to Israel's favorite tune? I take a look at all the 2012 presidential hopefuls and I fail to find any hope in them as they frantically compete with each other to suck up to Israel as if the American presidential polls will be held in Tel Aviv. Mr. Gingrich has every right to brownnose, kiss ass and suck up to whomever he likes, he has the right to relinquish his national identity and pride ... but he has no right to strip the Palestinians of that pride and identity while doing so. Obviously, for someone that historically ignorant, Mr. Gingrich must have been tipped by one of his aides that what really troubled Israel recently is the release of Shlomo Sand's bestseller book “The invention of the Jewish people” Let's talk history, history will tell who was invented.
In that book, Prof. Sand attempts to prove that the Jews now living in Israel and other places in the world are not at all descendants of the ancient people who inhabited the land of the philistines in the late Bronze Age. Prof. Sand is saying that the nowadays Jews who have been immigrating since over a century now to the land of Palestine are but varied peoples that converted to Judaism during the course of history in different corners of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and the adjacent regions like in Yemen and Iraq. According to Sand, the description of the Jews as a wandering and self-isolating nation of exiles, who wandered across seas and continents, reached the ends of the earth and finally, with the advent of Zionism, made a U-turn and returned en masse to their orphaned homeland is nothing but “national mythology.” And therefore the Jewish people, historically speaking and as Mr. Gingrich likes to call it, is invented. But since Mr. Gingrich likes to see his ranting about the Palestinians as factually correct history ...then maybe we should do it his way and talk history...only this time let's do it right, but first I would like to introduce Professor Ze'ev Herzog to Mr. Gingrich. Prof. Ze'ev Herzog teaches in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University. He took part in the excavations of Hazor and Megiddo with Yigael Yadin and in the digs at Tel Arad and Tel Be'er Sheva with Yohanan Aharoni. He has conducted digs at Tel Michal and Tel Gerisa and has recently begun digging at Tel Yaffo. He is the author of books on the city gate in Palestine and its neighbors and on two excavations, and has written a book summing up the archaeology of the ancient city. Prof. Herzog belongs to the modern generation of Israeli academic archeologists who have been digging, in a truly scientific approach, all over the land of Palestine ever since the establishment of the state of Israel but more extensively after 1967, in an attempt to reach some sort of a historical proof that would legitimatize the ancient Israelite story and therefore could back up and maybe make sense of the current Zionist land grab of Palestine. After decades of extensive and arduous archeological excavations and search, Prof. Herzog and many other Israeli archeologists such as Prof. Israel Finkelstein et al reached a robust
Conclusion that somehow resembled Prof. Sand's thesis of the invention of the Jewish people. only in addition, they concluded that the greatest chunk of the Israelite story according to the Bible is a mere myth – the interesting parts of it copied out from both the Mesopotamian and the Egyptian mythologies and the remaining tedious details are just tribal narrative invented by the minds of the Hebrew scribes of the old testament. Archeology and history of Palestine “Right or Albright” Apart from the Bible, the first mention in history of the Philistines dates back to the late Bronze Age 1150-1200 BCE. They are unmistakably mentioned in Egyptian texts as detailed on the wall inscriptions of “ Medinet Habu “, the majestic temple of king Ramses III that documented the war with the Sea Peoples , the philistines is one of them, who inhabited the coastal land from Phoenicia down to Egypt. And the philistines appear once again in the work of the Greek historian Herodotus in the middle of the 5th century BCE. The archaeology of Palestine developed as a science at a relatively late date, in the late 19th and early 20th century. The main push behind archaeological research in Palestine was the country's relationship with the Holy Scriptures. The first excavators in Palestine were biblical researchers who were looking for the remains of the cities cited in the Bible. Archaeology assumed momentum with the activity of William Foxwell Albright , who was convinced that if the ancient remains of Palestine were uncovered, they would furnish unequivocal proof of the historical truth of the events relating to the Jewish people in its land. But it didn't take long before “the spade and the Bible ” school of Albright proved not right. The biblical archaeology that developed following Albright and his pupils brought about a series of extensive digs at the important biblical tells: Megiddo, Lachish, Gezer, Shechem (Nablus), Jericho, Jerusalem, Ai, Giveon, Beit She'an, Beit Shemesh, Hazor, Ta'anach and others. The way was supposed to be straight and clear: every new finding should contribute to the building of a harmonious picture of the past.
Slowly, cracks began to appear in the picture. Paradoxically, a situation was created in which the glut of findings began to undermine the historical credibility of the biblical descriptions instead of reinforcing them. The explanations became ponderous and the picture inelegant as the pieces didn't fit together smoothly. Here is a summary by Prof. Herzog, from his famous article “deconstructing the walls of Jericho” published in Ha'aretz Magazine, Friday, October 29, 1999 that explains why the harmonious picture of the historicity of the Promised Land collapsed Following 70 years of intensive excavations in the Land of Israel, archaeologists have found out: The patriarchs' acts are legendary stories, we did not sojourn in Egypt or make an exodus, we did not conquer the land. Neither is there any mention of the empire of David and Solomon. Those who take an interest have known these facts for years, but Israel is a stubborn people and doesn't want to hear about it This is what archaeologists have learned from their excavations in the Land of Israel: the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes of Israel. Perhaps even harder to swallow is that the united monarchy of David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal territory. And it will come as an unpleasant shock to many that the God of Israel, YHWH, had a female consort and that the early Israelite religion adopted monotheism only in the waning period of the monarchy and not at Mount Sinai. Most of those who are engaged in scientific work in the interlocking spheres of the Bible, archaeology and the history of the Jewish people—and who once went into the field looking for proof to corroborate the Bible story—now agree that the historic events relating to the stages of the Jewish people's emergence are radically different from what that story tells.
Palestinian family from Ramalla 1900-1910 In other words, the Israelite history is invented and therefore the Zionists could have settled somewhere else than Palestine, Uganda for example, as Herzl had proposed at the Sixth Zionist Congress at Basel on August 26, 1903. Indeed Mr. Gingrich, The British Uganda would have been a wiser choice and a better place to accommodate the influx of Jewish immigrants ... it would have saved the Palestinians the unnecessary massacres and the ongoing ethnic cleansing, but most importantly it would have saved us the aggravation of listening to your pathetic tampering with the history of Palestine.
First the Christian Superstition calls you a sinner then they say only they can save you from the sin they put on you!
Their mythical Santa Claus created you. Botched the job then blames you for it's own failings. Then this supersition claims the right to crucify a man, daring to demand you believe he wanted to be crucified because their adult Santa Claus isn't smart enough to figure out forgiving you without killing someone! It's not only unbelievably stupid, it's ridiculous!
It's great that all this is a made up mythilogical construct which we can all ignore and go about our days living without natural born sin which superstious Christians seek to demand we believe in. We have a secular Government that supports and protects our right to think for ourselves.
Of course the economy Wll pick for election year 2012. The final economic crash will come in 2013. it will the Depression to end all capitalist systems. Mark this article. You'll want to remover my warning... - plasmaborne