Apr 162010
 

News Real

‘The elite of Poland have been struck down just as they were 70 years ago,’ said former Polish President, Lech Walesa of the plane crash that claimed the sitting Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and most of Poland’s top government officials. The plane was en route to a commemoration of the 1940 Katyn massacre of Polish government officials before it crashed over Smolensk, Russia.

The UK’s Daily Mail reports that the Russian government prevented the plane from landing four times. Arthur Gorski, a prominent Polish politician, alleges that the plane was denied permission to land at Smolensk Airport for a host of “dubious” reasons such a fog, inadequate landing strip size and equipment problems. They attempted to redirect the plane to alternative Russian airports which, incidentally, would likely have impaired the President’s timely arrival at the memorial event.

Accusations of Russia’s culpability are not in terms of equipment sabotage or military aggression, but by instigating a chaotic landing environment which culminated in the uneventful crash. Kaczynski, is a staunch anti-communist and former freedom-fighter. Some Poles surmise that Russia’s actions were in an effort to prevent Kaczynski from appearing at the commemoration of the Katyn massacre which he was not invited to attend (another Polish leader, Donald Tusk, was invited by the former KGB member, Vladimir Putin.) The slaughter of some 22,000 Polish nationals at Katyn Forest in Russia has been a source of tension between the two nations for decades.

However, none of these uncanny circumstances are a clear indictment of intentional malice on behalf of Russian officials — far from it. Evidence does support foggy landing conditions which the outmoded aircraft carrying the ill-fated Poles was not as capable of combatting compared to more sophisticate planes. Language issues between the flight crew and Russian ground control may have compounded events. We will undoubtedly learn more when (or if) recorded transmissions of the flight are made public.

JUST what we suspected

Apr 162010
 

FOX

Former President Bill Clinton warned Friday that the anger some members of the Tea Party movement express about higher taxes and the size of government could feed the same right-wing extremism that led to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, which killed 168 people and injured hundreds more

Former President Bill Clinton warned Friday that the anger some members of the Tea Party movement express about higher taxes and the size of government could feed the same right-wing extremism that led to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, which killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

“Before the bombing occurred, there was a sort of fever in America,” Clinton said at a symposium commemorating the 15th anniversary of the bombing. “Meanwhile, the fabric of American life had been unraveling. More and more people who had a hard time figuring out where they fit in, it is true that we see some of that today.”

The loosely organized Tea Party movement burst onto the scene last year with thousands of Americans protesting financial bailouts and what they saw as too much government spending. Since then, the movement has become increasingly political as members are choosing candidates across the country aligned with their conservative views against lawmakers they want to defeat in the November elections.

On Friday, Clinton appeared to draw implicit parallels between Tea Partiers — who are accused by some critics of espousing racist and radical views — and the far-right militia veterans that carried out the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

JUST wondering what is his damage?!

Apr 162010
 

AP

AFP/Getty Images/File – The Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York, 2008. US authorities charged top investment firm Goldman

WASHINGTON – The government on Friday accused Wall Street’s most powerful firm of fraud, saying Goldman Sachs & Co. sold mortgage investments without telling the buyers that the securities were crafted with input from a client who was betting on them to fail.

And fail they did. The securities cost investors close to $1 billion while helping Goldman client Paulson & Co., a hedge fund, capitalize on the housing bust. The Goldman executive accused of shepherding the deal allegedly boasted about the “exotic trades” he created “without necessarily understanding all of the implications of those monstrosities!!!”

The civil charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission are the government’s most significant legal action related to the mortgage meltdown that ignited the financial crisis and helped plunge the country into recession.

JUST thank them for the spiral they precipitated

Apr 162010
 

AP

President Obama also declared Friday that he would veto the bill if it doesn’t regulate the freewheeling derivatives market.

WASHINGTON — In the face of stiff GOP opposition, Obama administration officials want Senate Democrats to purge a $50 billion fund for dismantling “too big to fail” banks from legislation that aims to protect against a new financial crisis. Republicans contend the provision would simply continue government bailouts of Wall Street.

The sweeping bill aims to prevent a recurrence of the crisis that nearly caused a Wall Street meltdown in 2008. Beside creating a mechanism for liquidating large firms, House and Senate bills would govern previously unregulated derivatives, create a council to detect systemwide financial threats and establish a consumer protection agency to police lending, credit cards and other bank-customer transactions.

JUST how much do they need to further destroy & collapse our economy?!

Apr 162010
 

Video courtesy of Right Scoop

Out of all the Tax Day Tea Party speeches I’ve heard today, this one inspired me more than any other. Lt. Col. Allen West talks about being called a sellout and how that makes him want to fight even more. This man will be a force when he wins in Nov 2010!

JUST watch…

Apr 162010
 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday his administration would shift its focus to climate and energy legislation after finishing financial regulatory reform, which he said would take a few more weeks.

“This is one of these foundational priorities from my perspective that has to be done soon,” Obama said, referring to energy legislation at a meeting of chief executives and other officials who make up part of his outside economic advisory board.

The House of Representatives passed a bill last year that would require the United States to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020 compared to 2005 levels.

Cap & Trade JUST reborn into another guise

Apr 162010
 

FOX

REMEMBER THIS FACE !!! Teacher Jason Levin is under investigation after his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site called on supporters to infiltrate anti government protests.

A middle school teacher in Oregon who announced his intention “to dismantle and demolish the Tea Party” on his “Crash the Tea Party” Web site is under investigation by his state’s Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.

A middle school teacher in Oregon who announced his intention “to dismantle and demolish the Tea Party” on his “Crash the Tea Party” Web site is under investigation by his state’s Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.

The investigation by Oregon’s teacher licensing agency comes in response to a public outcry over Jason Levin’s public statements that he’ll do anything short of throwing rocks to bring down the Tea Party.

JUST ARREST HIM ALREADY

Apr 162010
 

FSM

Is the Federal Communications Commission building a case for government-subsidized news? It’s not hard to imagine that will be the outcome of the Commission’s “Future of Media” inquiry. The digital age has produced a “democratic shortfall,” according to one source cited in the inquiry’s public notice.

In other words, a free marketplace of ideas isn’t good enough for some. They want the government to pick winners and losers—as long as the winners express views with which they happen to agree. Care to guess which views those will be?

JUST watching the collapse of my country

Apr 162010
 

FSM

Forty-nine years ago this week, 1,512 Cuban men and boys landed on a Cuban beach with weapons in hand. All volunteers, they were putting their lives and limbs on the line to free Cuba from the Stalinism imposed upon it at Soviet gunpoint by Soviet proxies Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. The doomed (by the Best and Brightest) exploit would come to be known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. “Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands!” snarls Ernesto “Che” Guevara in his diaries. “My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!” Alas, the “acrid odor of gunpowder and blood” very rarely reached Guevara’s nostrils from actual combat. It always came from the close-range murder of bound, gagged, and blindfolded men and boys.

Many of my generation lived with this fear as children, while the drills were about Russia

Apr 162010
 

Hat-Tip Char

NOTE: IMO it has always been my contention our water has created a sick nation. My son has problems because of mercury fillings, Natural selection? NOT !!!

Smells more like this:

A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.

~Special attention to 1.

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.

The Georgia Guidestones is a large granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, USA.