Archive for November, 2010

Open Your Eyes–The Perfect Storm Arrives In America–Batten Down The Hatch–Videos

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: Banking, Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Employment, Farming, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, history, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, Money, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Strategy, Technology, Uncategorized, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , |

Glenn Beck-11/30/10-A

 

Glenn Beck-11/30/10-B

 

Glenn Beck-11/30/10-C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Google And YouTube Ban Alex Jones Over Collateral Murder–WikiLeaks–Iraq–Video–Videos

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Demographics, Federal Government, government, government spending, history, Language, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Transportation, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

Google & You Tube Ban Alex Jones

 

Alex Jones Comments on Wikileak Video

 

 

Collateral Murder – Wikileaks – Iraq

Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com

 

WikiLeaks | Apache helicopter | Attack | Iraq

 

WikiLeaks editor on Apache combat video: No excuse for US killing civilians

 

Alex Jones Tv Special Sunday Edition: Obama Deception Censored by NSA/CIA Controlled Google!!

 

 

Gore To Bush: You Ignored Saddam’s Terrorist Ties!

 

The George Bush You Forgot

 

 

Nation building or murder? 

Time to bring all the professional soldiers home, now!

If Google and YouTube ban Alex, people will stop using Google as their search engine and find an alternative to YouTube.

Hit Google where it hurts in their advertising dollars.

 

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The Obama Deception HQ Full length version

 

EndGame HQ full length version

 

 

 

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Drip, Drip, Drip, Hello Washington, We Have WikiLeaks,–Soros OSI Connections–Videos

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FBI Recruiting, Training, Supplying and Then Arresting Wannabe Terrorists–Videos

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Culture, Demographics, Federal Government, Language, Law, liberty, Life, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Strategy, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Muslim bastard attempts mass murder in Portland

 

The FBI Has a History of Creating Terrorists, to Terrorize Americans

 

FBI Sting Foils Oregon Bomb Plot

CS - Portland Bomb Scare
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“…The FBI successfully thwarted a terrorist bombing in Portland, Oregon after following the suspect for over a year. The would-be terrorist, 19-year-old Somali immigrant Mohamed Mohamud, parked a van loaded with an explosive device near a tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Portland. But the FBI had replaced his bomb with a dummy and arrested Mohamud as he tried to detonate it with a cell phone. “This defendant’s chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people—even here in Oregon—who are determined to kill Americans,” Oregon’s U.S. attorney said. Mohamud is due to appear in court Monday and faces a life sentence, along with a $250,000 fine. An undercover FBI agent gave Mohamud a fake bomb as part of a sting operation that began in June 2010. FBI and police officials say that at no point was anyone in danger, but court documents reveal that Mohamud was eager to see everyone leave the ceremony “dead or injured.”

Arrest Warrant for Mohaned Osman Mohamud

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/11/27/mohamud.warrant.pdf

Oregon: FBI Thwarts Own Car Bomb

Posted: November 27th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian

by Tony Cartalucci, Activist Post

“…Perplexing is why the FBI, knowing Mr. Mohamud’s criminal intent, and upon delivering the bomb to the willing would-be terrorist, would allow him to approach a large public venue and attempt to detonate the device in public view. While the US Attorney’s Office maintains that “the public was never in danger,” they apparently didn’t read the news about a recent stampede in Cambodia that cost 450 panicked people their lives.

Maximum bloodless terrorism upon a public increasingly skeptical about the official narrative of the “War on Terror” comes to mind. This skepticism, of course, comes from the fact that the only groups that seem to be actually building bombs and conducting terrorist operations are within our own Western governments. This is reinforced byshocking revelations that Anwar Al-Awlaki dined at the Pentagon, months after 9/11 while listed as Al Qaeda’s #3. Al-Awlaki has since been linked to the the “Underwear Bomber,” the “Fort Hood Shooter,” the “Times Square Bomber,” and the “Shoe Bomber,” as well as the recent Yemeni parcel “bombs.”
Parallels between Portland’s staged terror stunt can be seen with a very similar FBI operation that went “wrong” on  February 26, 1993 at New York City’s World Trade Center. The FBI was also in contact with willing terrorists whom they assisted in building an inert bomb. Inexplicably, the FBI agents switched the inert explosives with a real device which was then delivered to the WTC and detonated, killing 6 and injuring 1,042.
These revelations were made public after FBI informant, former Egyptian army officer Emad Salem, revealed recordings he made of his conversations with the FBI agents. He became suspicious of their motives and feared for his own safety upon realizing real explosives were being used. The recordings were published by the New York Times. …”

Oregon Resident Arrested in Plot to Bomb Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland
Vehicle Bomb Left at Scene Was Inert and Posed No Danger to Public

“…According to the affidavit, on November 4, 2010, Mohamud and the undercover FBI operatives traveled to a remote location in Lincoln County, Ore., where they detonated a bomb concealed in a backpack as a trial run for the upcoming attack. Afterwards, on the drive back to Corvallis, undercover FBI operatives questioned Mohamud as to whether he was capable of looking at the bodies of those who would be killed in the upcoming attack in Portland. According to the affidavit, Mohamud responded, “I want whoever is attending that event to leave, to leave either dead or injured.”

Upon returning to Corvallis that same day, the affidavit alleges that Mohamud recorded a video of himself with the undercover FBI operatives in which he read a written statement that offered a rationale for his bomb attack. On Nov. 18, 2010, undercover FBI operatives picked up Mohamud to travel to Portland in order to finalize the details of the attack.

Earlier this evening, Mohamud was arrested after he attempted to remotely detonate what he believed to be explosives in a van that was parked near the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, the affidavit alleges.

This case was investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the Oregon State Police, the Corvallis Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Portland Police Bureau. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan D. Knight and Jeffrey Sweet from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. Trial Attorneys Jolie F. Zimmerman and David Cora, from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, are assisting.

The charges and allegations contained in the criminal complaint are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. …”

http://portland.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/pd112610.htm

FBI Sting Foils Portland Terror Plot

 

X-mas Tree Bomber: FBI Breeds, Busts American Teen As Terrorist

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FBI: Man Planned to Bomb Dallas Skyscraper

 

KDFW Report: Dallas attorney Richard Roper discusses Hosam Smadi terrorism investigation

FBI Director Robert Mueller – Intelligence and Antiterrorism

GLOBAL PULSE: Times Square Bomber: Terrorist or Pawn? (5/14/2010)

Shahzad, “The Hybrid Terrorist”

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The Rise, Fall and Future of Conservatism–Videos

Posted on November 29, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Business, Communications, Economics, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, Monetary Policy, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Reviews, Taxes, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brit Hume Part 1 – The Rise,Fall & Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 2 – The Rise,Fall & Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 3 – The Rise,Fall & Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 4 – The Rise,Fall & Future Of Conservatism

Brit Hume Part 1 – Week Two Rise,Fall And Future Of Conservatism 11/15/2010

Brit Hume Part 2- Week Two Rise,Fall And Future Of Conservatism 11/15/2010

Brit Hume Part 3 – Week Two Rise,Fall And Future Of Conservatism 11/15/2010

 

Brit Hume Part 4 – Week Two Rise,Fall And Future Of Conservatism 11/15/2010

Brit Hume Part 1 Episode 3 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 2 Episode 3 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 3 Episode 3 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 4 Episode 3 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

Brit Hume Part 1 Episode 4 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

Brit Hume Part 2 Episode 4 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 3 Episode 4 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

 

Brit Hume Part 4 Episode 4 – Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism

 

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Richard Viguerie on the Future of Conservatism

 

TAKE IT TO THE LIMITS: Milton Friedman on Libertarianism

 

Gary Becker — The Economist’s Economist

 

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 1

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 2

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 3

 

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 4

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 5

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 6

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 7

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 8

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 9

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 10

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 11

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 12

 

Forum on the Future of Conservatism in America, Part 13

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Drip, Drip, Drip, Hello Washington, We Have WikiLeaks,–Soros OSI Connections–Videos

Posted on November 29, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Computers, Economics, Federal Government, Foreign Policy, government, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Technology, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

WikiLeaks

“…On Sunday 28th Novembre 2010, Wikileaks began publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into the US Government’s foreign activities.

The cables, which date from 1966 to the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.

To access the Cable gate, go to http://cablegate.wikileaks.org

…”

http://wikileaks.org/

Secret US Embassy Cables

“…Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.

The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.

The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.

The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in “client states”; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.

This document release reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and what it says behind closed doors – and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes.

Every American schoolchild is taught that George Washington – the country’s first President – could not tell a lie. If the administrations of his successors lived up to the same principle, today’s document flood would be a mere embarrassment. Instead, the US Government has been warning governments — even the most corrupt — around the world about the coming leaks and is bracing itself for the exposures.

The full set consists of 251,287 documents, comprising 261,276,536 words (seven times the size of “The Iraq War Logs”, the world’s previously largest classified information release).

The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions. …”

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org

Nightline: WikiLeaks: Reverse Spying?


Wikileaks: Julian Assange says Clinton should resign if found responsible for ordering spying on UN



Should Hillary Clinton Resign?


Wikileaks Fallout: Hillary Clinton Repairs Relations


Cable-embarrassed: How will US make WikiLeaks shut up?

Glenn Beck-11/29/10-A

 

Glenn Beck-11/29/10-B

 

Glenn Beck-11/29/10-C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_411019&v=RS6QjtV6vO8&feature=iv

 

Alex Jones: WikiLeaks credibility skyrocketing

 

Gerald Celente: Wikileaks exposes doublespeak

 

cnn – governments react to leaked cables – wikileaks update

 

Dispatch: WikiLeaks and Iran’s Nuclear Program

 

Clinton to Take Aggressive Steps to ‘Hold WikiLeaks Responsable’

 

Wikileaks Releases More Secret US Diplomatic Documents

 

Vatican, Israel, North Korea on WikiLeaks’ list

 

Global Diplomatic Crisis – Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables

 

Global Diplomatic Crisis – Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables [1 of 4]

Global Diplomatic Crisis – Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables [2 of 4]

 

Global Diplomatic Crisis – Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables [3 of 4]

 

Global Diplomatic Crisis – Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables [4 of 4]

 

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Collateral Murder – Wikileaks – Iraq

An Interview With WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

Nov. 29 2010

By ANDY GREENBERG

“…Admire him or revile him, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is the prophet of a coming age of involuntary transparency, the leader of an organization devoted to divulging the world’s secrets using technology unimagined a generation ago. Over the last year his information insurgency has dumped 76,000 secret Afghan war documents and another trove of 392,000 files from the Iraq war into the public domain–the largest classified military security breaches in history. Sunday, WikiLeaks made the first of 250,000 classified U.S. State Department cables public, offering an unprecedented view of how America’s top diplomats view enemies and friends alike.

But, as Assange explained to me earlier this month, the Pentagon and State Department leaks are just the start. …”

I Enjoy Exposing People Who Abuse The Power & The Innocent! Julian Assange WikiLeaks pt.1

 

I Enjoy Exposing People Who Abuse The Power & The Innocent! Julian Assange WikiLeaks pt.2

Exclusive DN! Interview with Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange 1

Exclusive DN! Interview with Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange 3

 

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Michael Korda–Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Posted on November 27, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Communications, Cult, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Films, Foreign Policy, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, Movies, People, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Quotations, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , |

UPDATED October 15, 2013

Lawrence of Arabia DVD

“All men dream: but not equally.

Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their

Minds wake in the day to find that it was

vanity:  but the dreamers of the day are

dangerous men, for they may act their

dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.

~T. E. Lawrence

 

“…Feisal asked me if I would wear Arab clothes like his own while in the camp. I should find it better for my own part, since it was a comfortable dress in which to live Arab-fashion as we must do. Besides, the tribesmen would then understand how to take me. The only wearers of khaki in their experience had been Turkish officers, before whom they took up an instinctive defence. If I wore Meccan clothes, they would behave to me as though I were really one of the leaders; and I might slip in and out of Feisal’s tent without making a sensation which he had to explain away each time to strangers. I agreed at once, very gladly; for army uniform was abominable when camel-riding or when sitting about on the ground; and the Arab things, which I had learned to manage before the war, were cleaner and more decent in the desert. …”

~Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Chapter 20

 

“…Perhaps nobody would describe better the effect Lawrence had on his contemporaries than Churchill at the forthcoming peace conference: “He wore his Arab robes, and the full magnificence of his countenance revealed itself. The gravity of his demeanor; the precision of his opinions; the range and quality of his conversations; all seemed enhanced to a remarkable degree by the splendid Arab head-dress and garb. From amid the flowing draperies his noble features, hi perfectly chiseled lips and flashing eyes loaded with fire and comprehension shone forth. He looked like what he was, one of Nature’s greatest princes.”

~Hero, The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, pages 451-452.

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Michael Korda (Photo by Lars Lonninge)

WNYC interviews author and editor Michael Korda about his new biography of T. E. Lawrence, “Hero.”

“…“I found myself constantly in Lawrence’s path,” notes Korda. And his sweeping and detailed portrait maps a complex, self-created life. The book’s title, “Hero,” was “meant to be both iconic and ironic.” Lawrence, who was classically educated, consciously modeled himself on such epic heroes as Ajax and Agamemnon, and dreamed of military glory. This was a common enough romantic longing among young men in post-Edwardian England, but he was driven by more urgent circumstances. He had intuited correctly that he was illegitimate (his father, a wealthy Irish peer, had run away with the family governess). As a result, he felt an urgent need to distinguish himself in public, and extinguish any glimmer of sexuality in private.   “He set out to create a persona as if he were creating an object totally divorced from himself,” says Korda (pictured at right). “And the irony is that he succeeded too well. He created such a successful Lawrence, such an heroic Lawrence, such a famous and celebrated Lawrence, that he couldn’t escape—it’s Frankenstein’s monster.”

Lawrence would have found some way to make his mark at any time, but history seemed almost to bend to his will. As the First World War drew miserably on, the British came to see the Middle East as a fulcrum of power, and Lawrence became one of the leaders of a revolt that he hoped would create a modern Arab state. In the end, both he and his Arab comrades (whom he would help place on the thrones of the newly created Iraq and Jordan), were betrayed by the Allies’ hunger for territory. “What we live with today,” says Korda, “is a reflection of the failure of those promises.”

 http://culture.wnyc.org/articles/features/2010/nov/29/hero-life-and-legend-lawrence-arabia/

What We Need to Learn From T.E. Lawrence

by Michael Korda

“,,,Much of what we face today in the Middle East (and even in Afghanistan) has its roots in Lawrence’s doomed struggle to get the Arabs what he (and they) thought they had been promised and deserved for rising in revolt against the Ottoman Empire, and in the betrayal of their hopes and his at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Therein lies the birth of the many grievances and bitterly disputed frontiers that still divide the region fatally, and which in the last 90 years have caused enough bloodshed to stain the sands of the desert red, with no sign that it will stop any time soon. But neither have we turned back to Lawrence to see where the Western world went wrong, or to learn from him how to understand and deal with the roots of Muslim anger at the West, or with the wars of terrorism and insurgency of which Lawrence was to some degree the inventor. It was not for nothing that he was known to the Arabs he rode with as “Emir Dynamit” (Prince Dynamite), the man who more than any other introduced them to novelty of high explosives, and to their use as a weapon and a political statement.

 Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia By Michael Korda 784 pages. Harper. $36. Lawrence’s whole life was one of extraordinary achievement and determination: one of the five illegitimate sons of an Anglo-Irish aristocrat who gave up his home, title, and fortune to run away with the young Scottish governess of his four daughters. Despite this unpromising background, Lawrence was a scholar whose “First” at Oxford was so brilliant that his tutor hosted an unprecedented dinner for the examiners to celebrate it, a daring and gifted young archeologist (whose exploits in what is now Syria and Iraq suggest that he might have served as the model for Indiana Jones), a military hero of the first rank, a strategist and writer of genius, and a diplomat and kingmaker who despite his youth dealt with presidents and prime ministers as an equal, and played a significant role in shaping the modern Middle East, as well as warning where its stress points would be—warnings that were ignored at the time, and, worse, are still being ignored. …”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-15/te-lawrence-michael-korda-hero-on-his-middle-east-legacy/

 

“…Synopsis

Michael Korda’s Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile—including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes—made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as “Lawrence of Arabia.”

An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, one of five illegitimate sons of a British aristocrat who ran away with his daughters’ governess, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest—and certainly most colorful—figures of World War One. Though a foreigner, he played a leading and courageous part in uniting the Arab tribes to defeat the Turks, and eventually capture Damascus, transforming himself into a world-famous hero, hailed as “the Uncrowned King of Arabia.”

In illuminating Lawrence’s achievements, Korda digs further than anyone before him to expose the flesh-and-blood man and his contradictory nature. Here was a born leader who was utterly fearless and seemingly impervious to pain, thirst, fatigue, and danger, yet who remained shy, sensitive, mod-est, and retiring; a hero who turned down every honor and decoration offered to him, and was racked by moral guilt and doubt; a scholar and an aesthete who was also a bold and ruthless warrior; a writer of genius—the author of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, one of the greatest books ever written about war—who was the virtual inventor of modern insurgency and guerrilla warfare; a man who at the same time sought and fled the limelight, and who found in friendships, with everyone from Winston Churchill to George Bernard and Charlotte Shaw, from Nancy Astor to NoËl Coward, a substitute for sexual feelings that he rigorously—even brutally and systematically—repressed in himself.

As Korda shows in his brilliantly readable and formidably authoritative biography, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments—farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern “media celebrity” (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer—transcended his era.Korda examines Lawrence’s vision for the modern Middle East—plans that, had they been carried through, might have prevented the hatred and bloodshed that have become ubiquitous in the region. Ultimately, as this magisterial work demonstrates, Lawrence remains one of the most unique and fascinating figures of modern times, the arch-hero whose life is at once a triumph and a sacrifice and whose capacity to astonish still remains undimmed. …”

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Hero/Michael-Korda/e/9780061712616/?itm=1&USRI=michael+korda

Hero

The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

By Michael Korda

“…From Michael Korda, author of the New York Times bestselling Eisenhower biography Ike and the captivating Battle of Britain book With Wings Like Eagles, comes the critically-acclaimed definitive biography of T. E. Lawrence—the legendary British soldier, strategist, scholar, and adventurer whose exploits as “Lawrence of Arabia” created a legacy of mythic proportions in his own lifetime. Many know T.E. Lawrence from David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 biopic—based, itself, upon Lawrence’s autobiographical Seven Pillars of Wisdom—but in the tradition of modern biographers like John Meacham, David McCullough, and Barbara Leaming, Michael Korda’s penetrating new examination reveals new depth and character in the twentieth century’s quintessential English hero.

Book Description

Michael Korda’s Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile—including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes—made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as “Lawrence of Arabia.”

An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, one of five illegitimate sons of a British aristocrat who ran away with his daughters’ governess, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest—and certainly most colorful—figures of World War One. Though a foreigner, he played a leading and courageous part in uniting the Arab tribes to defeat the Turks, and eventually capture Damascus, transforming himself into a world-famous hero, hailed as “the Uncrowned King of Arabia.”

In illuminating Lawrence’s achievements, Korda digs further than anyone before him to expose the flesh-and-blood man and his contradictory nature. Here was a born leader who was utterly fearless and seemingly impervious to pain, thirst, fatigue, and danger, yet who remained shy, sensitive, mod-est, and retiring; a hero who turned down every honor and decoration offered to him, and was racked by moral guilt and doubt; a scholar and an aesthete who was also a bold and ruthless warrior; a writer of genius—the author of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, one of the greatest books ever written about war—who was the virtual inventor of modern insurgency and guerrilla warfare; a man who at the same time sought and fled the limelight, and who found in friendships, with everyone from Winston Churchill to George Bernard and Charlotte Shaw, from Nancy Astor to Noël Coward, a substitute for sexual feelings that he rigorously—even brutally and systematically—repressed in himself. …”

http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Hero-Michael-Korda/?isbn=9780061712616

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Lawrence of Arabia part 1

Lawrence of Arabia : part 2

T.E. Lawrence

“…Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888[5] – 19 May 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. The extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, have earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title popularised by the 1962 film based on his life.

Lawrence’s public image was due in part to American journalist Lowell Thomas’ sensationalised reportage of the revolt as well as to Lawrence’s autobiographical account Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922) ….”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._E._Lawrence

Lawrence of Arabia, The Life and The Legend

http://www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/54/Lawrence/index.htm

Maurice Jarre – Lawrence Of Arabia

Book TV: Michael Korda “With Wings Like Eagles”

 

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA(1962) Original Theatrical Trailer

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Time to Prohibit Government Employees From Forming Unions Starts With TSA–Videos

Posted on November 23, 2010. Filed under: Banking, Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Employment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, history, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, Money, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Security, Technology, Transportation, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Bankrupting America–Look Before Your Leap–Stop Spending–Balanced Budgets–Videos

Posted on November 23, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Transportation, Video | Tags: , , , , |

Is Washington Bankrupting America?

 

Instead of budgeting, Congress is….

 

Public Pulse: how the American public views its government

 

 

Beyond the Headlines: the truth about our jobs crisis

 

How to create one million jobs

 

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What’s Next For TSA–Rectum Cavity Searches (RCS)–Block Butt Bombers–Not Yet–Videos

Posted on November 23, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, College, Communications, Computers, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, Investments, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Security, Talk Radio, Technology, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , |

BBC butt bomb

 

Terrorist Hides Bomb in Butt, Blows Himself Up !!

 

Al Qaeda is using anal cavity bombs now

 

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Lurid Butt Bomb Threat Used to Expand Airport Full Body Scans

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
October 6, 2009

 

“…The Times Online reports today that travelers in Europe may face intrusive airport security measures in response to an absurd stunt by Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri who blew himself up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in August with a bomb allegedly inserted in his rectum. The terrorist, supposedly a member of al-Qaeda, was attempting to assassinate Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, the Saudi anti-terrorism chief, when he blew himself into some 70 odd pieces, according to the Times.

The “butt bomb” al-Qaeda patsy Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri.

 
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It is said al-Qaeda has promised to put instructions on assembling and concealing such a device on the internet. In yet another al-Qaeda video, released in early September, al-Asiri, who was one of Saudi Arabia’s most wanted suspects, shows off the metal cylinder and larger detonator which he carried to meet the Saudi minister.

Now governments in Europe and so-called terrorism experts in the U.S. are warning that terrorists may attempt to use a rectum bomb to bring down commercial airliners.

“Such a blast, though limited in force, could be catastrophic in a pressurized airliner, say experts. Counter-measures would be draconian. As well as taking off shoes and handing in liquids, passengers could be subjected to X-ray screening or be required to hand in all electronic devices because they could be used as detonators, police commanders told Le Figaro newspaper,” Charles Bremner and Marie Tourres write for the British news website. …”

http://www.infowars.com/lurid-butt-bomb-threat-used-to-expand-airport-full-body-scans/

Here come the airport rectal exams!

“…Uh-oh. Now that a terrorist has tried unsuccessfully to blow up a Saudi prince with a bomb shoved up his ass, the TSA is obliged to perform rectal exams on every flier for the rest of time. After all, once a jihadi failed to blow up a plane with his shoe, we all needed to start taking our shoes off. Then some knuckleheads believed they could blow up a plane with energy beverages and hair gel, so now we have to limit ourselves to 100ml of all liquids and gels, unless they’re for babies or are prescription (because no mass-murderer would be so evil as to forge a doctor’s note, which, as every junkie knows, cannot possibly be forged).

Now we found someone who was made to believe he could kill people with an asshole bomb, and so it follows that the TSA will have to ban — or at least inspect — our assholes. They’re like opinions, you know, everybody’s got one. Except, of course, most of us got to keep our assholes to ourselves. Not anymore. …”

http://boingboing.net/2009/09/28/here-come-the-airpor.html

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The Food Crisis Of 2011

 Addison Wiggin

“…Fact is,  the food crisis of 2008 never really went away.

True, food riots didn’t break out in poor countries during 2009 and warehouse stores like Costco didn’t ration 20-pound bags of rice…but supply remained tight.

Prices for basic foodstuffs like corn and wheat remain below their 2008 highs. But they’re a lot higher than they were before “the food crisis of 2008” took hold. Here’s what’s happened to some key farm commodities so far in 2010…

  • Corn: Up 63%
  • Wheat: Up 84%
  • Soybeans: Up 24%
  • Sugar: Up 55%

What was a slow and steady increase much of the year has gone into overdrive since late summer. Blame it on two factors…

  • Aug. 5: A failed wheat harvest prompted Russia to ban grain exports through the end of the year. Later in August, the ban was extended through the end of 2011. Drought has wrecked the harvest in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – home to a quarter of world production
  • Oct. 8: For a second month running, the Agriculture Department cut its forecast for US corn production. The USDA predicts a 3.4% decline from last year. Damage done by Midwestern floods in June was made worse by hot, dry weather in August.

America’s been blessed with year after year of “record harvests,” depending on how you measure it. So when crisis hits elsewhere in the world, the burden of keeping the world fed falls on America’s shoulders. …”

Packagers and Supermarkets Pressured to Pass Along Rising Costs, Even as Consumers Pinch Pennies

“…Food prices are rising faster than overall inflation. The consumer price index for all items minus food and energy rose 0.8% over the year to September, the lowest 12-month increase since March 1961, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. The food index rose 1.4%, however. The U.S. Agricultural Department is predicting overall food inflation of about 2% to 3% next year.

The current pressure is nothing like it was in October 2008, when food prices were rising at an annual rate of 6.3% and some hard lessons were learned when producers passed along those costs: Shoppers switched to private-label products. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704506404575592313664715360.html

 

The Biofuels Scam

By James M. Andrews

“…Since 2007, the price of food around the world has just about doubled. Bad harvests, inflation, or George Bush didn’t cause this price increase. According to a secret report from the World Bank, reported in the U.K.’s Guardian, 75% of the increase in price has one source: “Biofuels.” This contrasts with U.S. claims of only a 3% biofuels-caused increase. The World Bank also says that rising food prices have pushed 100 million people worldwide below the poverty line. Riots have been sparked from Bangladesh to Egypt.
Where is the outrage? Where are the MSNBC stories on food riots? Where is Sean Penn?
The Holy Grail of the Left in recent years is climate disruption (formerly known as global warming and climate change). Much ink has been spilled, and much airtime has been devoted to pushing the Green Agenda. Legislation has been passed in the U.S., Europe, and other places to address this so-called crisis. Incandescent bulbs have been banned and mercury-laden CFLs required. Coal-fired power plants are shuttered, raising the price of energy. Vast oil fields are placed off limits. “Cap and Trade” rules threaten our already reeling economy. Among other measures, Congress mandates that gasoline contain 10% by volume of ethanol. As a result, the U.S. is currently burning about 25% of its corn crop as fuel. Government subsidies and mandates work quite well at converting food into fuel, thus reducing the amount of food. As anyone with more than a room temperature IQ knows, less of something results in higher prices. Hungry people? Psh! Saving the planet takes precedence.
Brazil is clearing (by burning) tens of thousands of acres of rainforest to plant sugarcane — not for human consumption, but for conversion to ethanol. Much more acreage has been cleared for sugarcane production than for lumber. As a CO2 “sink,” sugarcane is nonexistent compared to the trees it replaced. If CO2 were such a threat to the survival of the human race, wouldn’t keeping the rainforest be a good idea? Doesn’t burning millions of trees produce many thousands of tons of CO2? Clearly, common sense is missing from the “settled science” agenda of climate disruption. …”

Global food crisis forecast as prices reach record highs

Cost of meat, sugar, rice, wheat and maize soars as World Bank predicts five years of price volatility

“…Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.Although food stocks are generally good despite much of this year’s harvests being wiped out in Pakistan and Russia, sugar and rice remain at a record price.

Global wheat and maize prices recently jumped nearly 30% in a few weeks while meat prices are at 20-year highs, according to the key Reuters-Jefferies commodity price indicator. Last week, the US predicted that global wheat harvests would be 30m tonnes lower than last year, a 5.5% fall. Meanwhile, the price of tomatoes in Egypt, garlic in China and bread in Pakistan are at near-record levels.

“The situation has deteriorated since September,” said Abdolreza Abbassian of the UN food and agriculture organisation. “In the last few weeks there have been signs we are heading the same way as in 2008.

“We may not get to the prices of 2008 but this time they could stay high much longer.” …”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/25/impending-global-food-crisis

Six casualties of the world food crisis

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/25/food-prices-crisis-staple-foods

Alternate Inflation Charts

“…The CPI chart on the home page reflects our estimate of inflation for today as if it were calculated the same way it was in 1990. The CPI on the Alternate Data Series tab here reflects the CPI as if it were calculated using the methodologies in place in 1980. In general terms, methodological shifts in government reporting have depressed reported inflation, moving the concept of the CPI away from being a measure of the cost of living needed to maintain a constant standard of living. 

Further definition is provided in our  CPI Glossary. Further background on the SGS-Alternate CPI series is available in the Archives in the August 2006 SGS newsletter. …”

“…CPI Year-to-Year Growth

The CPI-U (consumer price index) is the broadest measure of consumer price inflation for goods and services published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

While the headline number usually is the seasonally-adjusted month-to-month change, the formal CPI is reported on a not-seasonally-adjusted basis, with annual inflation measured in terms of year-to-year percent change in the price index.

Here we show the annual percent change (year-to-year) in both the CPI-U and the SGS-Alternate CPI. …” 

 

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/inflation-charts

Consumer Price Index Summary

 Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until
 8:30 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, November 17, 2010   USDL-10-1600

 Technical information: (202) 691-7000 Reed.Steve@bls.gov www.bls.gov/cpi
 Media Contact:         (202) 691-5902 PressOffice@bls.gov

                  Consumer Price Index - October 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.2 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the all items index increased 1.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 As has frequently been the case in recent months, an increase in the
 energy index was the major factor in the all items seasonally
 adjusted increase. The gasoline index rose for the fourth month in a
 row and accounted for almost 90 percent of the all items increase;
 the household energy index rose as well. The food index rose slightly
 in October with the food at home index unchanged.

 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in
 October, the third month in a row with no change. The indexes for
 shelter and medical care rose, but these increases were offset by
 declines in an array of indexes including new vehicles, used cars and
 trucks, apparel, recreation, and tobacco.

 Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy
 has risen 0.6 percent, the smallest 12-month increase in the history
 of the index, which dates to 1957. The energy index has risen 5.9
 percent over that span with the gasoline index up 9.5 percent. The
 food index has risen 1.4 percent, with both the food at home index
 and food away from home index rising the same 1.4 percent.

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average

                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from
                                          preceding month
                                                                          Un-
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.   ended
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   Oct.
                                                                         2010  

 All items..................   -.1   -.2   -.1    .3    .3    .1    .2      1.2
  Food......................    .2    .0    .0   -.1    .2    .3    .1      1.4
   Food at home.............    .2    .0   -.1   -.1    .0    .3    .0      1.4
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .1    .0    .3    .3    .1      1.4
  Energy....................  -1.4  -2.9  -2.9   2.6   2.3    .7   2.6      5.9
   Energy commodities.......  -2.1  -4.8  -4.1   4.0   3.8   1.8   4.4      9.9
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.4  -5.2  -4.5   4.6   3.9   1.6   4.6      9.5
    Fuel oil (1)............   2.3  -1.4  -3.2  -1.6    .9    .8   4.7     14.5
   Energy services..........   -.5   -.5  -1.6    .8    .4   -.8    .2       .9
    Electricity.............    .7   -.4  -2.2    .5    .2   -.3    .4       .6
    Utility (piped) gas
       service..............  -4.4  -1.0    .6   1.7   1.1  -2.3   -.4      1.9
  All items less food and
     energy.................    .0    .1    .2    .1    .0    .0    .0       .6
   Commodities less food and
      energy commodities....   -.3    .1    .2    .2    .1   -.2   -.2       .1
    New vehicles............    .0    .1    .1    .1    .3    .1   -.2       .4
    Used cars and trucks....    .2    .6    .9    .8    .7   -.7   -.9      8.6
    Apparel.................   -.7    .2    .8    .6   -.1   -.6   -.3     -1.2
    Medical care commodities
       (1)..................    .2    .1    .0   -.2    .2    .3    .1      2.5
   Services less energy
      services..............    .2    .1    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1       .8
    Shelter.................    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0    .0    .1      -.3
    Transportation services     .4    .4    .0    .0    .1    .3    .3      2.8
    Medical care services...    .3    .0    .4    .0    .2    .8    .2      3.6

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.

 Consumer Price Index Data for October 2010

 Food

 The food index rose 0.1 percent in October after a 0.3 percent
 increase in September. The index for food away from home rose 0.1
 percent while the food at home index was unchanged. Among the six
 major grocery store food groups that comprise the food at home index,
 the index for dairy and related products posted the largest increase,
 rising 1.1 percent. This was its fifth increase in the last six
 months and its largest since January. The index for meats, poultry,
 fish, and eggs also rose, increasing 0.6 percent as increases in the
 indexes for beef, poultry, and pork offset a decline in the eggs
 index. These increases offset declines in the remaining food at home
 groups. The fruits and vegetables group posted the largest decline,
 falling 0.7 percent, while the index for nonalcoholic beverages fell
 0.5 percent. The indexes for cereals and bakery products and for
 other food at home both fell 0.2 percent. Over the past year, the
 indexes for cereals and bakery products and for nonalcoholic
 beverages have declined, while the index for other food at home was
 unchanged and the indexes for the remaining three groups have risen.

 Energy

 The energy index rose 2.6 percent in October, its fourth consecutive
 monthly increase. The gasoline index rose 4.6 percent in October
 after rising 1.6 percent in September. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices rose 3.3 percent in October.) The household energy
 index, which declined in September,  rose in October, increasing 0.4
 percent. The natural gas index fell 0.4 percent, but this decline was
 more than offset by a 0.4 percent increase in the electricity index
 and a 4.7 percent rise in the index for fuel oil. The indexes of all
 the major energy components have risen over the last 12 months.

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in October
 for the third month in a row.  After being unchanged the previous two
 months, the shelter index rose 0.1 percent in October.  The indexes
 for rent and owners' equivalent rent both increased 0.1 percent while
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 medical care index, which rose 0.6 percent in September, rose 0.1
 percent in October, with the medical care commodities index rising
 0.1 percent and the index for medical care services increasing 0.2
 percent. Within the medical care services component, the index for
 physicians' services fell 0.1 percent but the hospital services index
 increased 0.7 percent. Offsetting these increases were declines in
 several indexes. The index for used cars and trucks fell 0.9 percent
 in October, its second straight decline after a long series of
 increases. The index for new vehicles fell as well, declining 0.2
 percent. The apparel index fell 0.3 percent in October, its third
 straight decline. The recreation index fell for the fourth month in a
 row, decreasing 0.1 percent, and the index for tobacco fell for the
 first time since February, declining 0.3 percent.

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.6 percent
 over the last 12 months. Several transportation indexes have
 increased; the index for used cars and trucks has risen 8.6 percent,
 while the new vehicles index has edged up 0.4 percent and the index
 for airline fares has risen 4.4 percent. The medical care index has
 also increased, rising 3.4 percent. Indexes that have declined over
 the past year include shelter, which has fallen 0.3 percent,
 household furnishings and operations (down 2.5 percent), apparel
 (down 1.2 percent), and recreation (down 1.0 percent).

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.2 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 218.711
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 214.623 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.0 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index rose 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please
 note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.

 The Consumer Price Index for November 2010 is scheduled to be
 released on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm 

 

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Sam & Dave

“…Sam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Samuel David Moore (born Samuel David Hicks on October 12, 1935 in Winchester, Georgia), and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (May 9, 1937, Ocilla, Georgia – April 9, 1988, Sycamore, Georgia).

Sam & Dave are members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and are Grammy Award and multiple gold record award winning artists. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sam & Dave were the most successful soul duo, and brought the sounds of the black gospel church to pop music with their call-and-response records. Recorded primarily at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1965 through 1968, these included “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin”, “I Thank You”, “When Something is Wrong with My Baby”, “Wrap It Up”, and many other Southern Soul classics. Other than Aretha Franklin, no soul act during Sam & Dave’s Stax years (1965–1968) had more consistent R&B chart success, including 10 consecutive top 20 singles and 3 consecutive top 10 LPs.[1] Their crossover charts appeal (13 straight appearances and 2 top 10 singles) helped to pave the way for the acceptance of soul music by white pop audiences, and their song “Soul Man” was one of the first songs by a black group to top the pop charts using the word “soul”, helping define the genre “Soul Music”. “Soul Man” was a number one Pop Hit (Cashbox: November 11, 1967) and has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone magazine, and RIAA Songs of the Century. “Soul Man” was featured as the soundtrack and title for a 1986 film and also a 1997–1998 television series, and Soul Men was a 2008 feature film.

Nicknamed “Double Dynamite”, “The Sultans of Sweat”, and “The Dynamic Duo” for their sweaty, gritty, gospel-infused performances, Sam & Dave were one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. They were an influence on many future musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Joel and Stevie Winwood. The Blues Brothers, who helped create a resurgence of popularity for soul, R&B, and blues in the 1980s, were influenced by Sam & Dave – their biggest hit was a cover of “Soul Man”, and their act and stage show had many similarities to the duo. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_%26_Dave

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Budget Watchdogs Warn of Worsening Deficit, Explore Strategies to Cut

The problem with all proposals coming out of those who have worked in Washington is they never want to close entire Federal Departments, which has to be done.

Instead they propose another new tax.

Forget it.

“We cannot cut enough!”

Really.

Nonsense Senator, close ten Federal Departments now.

Pronk Plan

1. Six month Federal payroll tax holiday to transition from a Federal Income Tax to the FairTax.

2. Implement the FairTax at the end of the tax holiday.

3. Limit Federal expenditures for on and off budgets to 80% of FairTax collections with the remaining 20% to pay down the debt.

4. Cut by 20% the Defense and Homeland Security Departments.

5. Individual ownership and control of their Social Security account and Medicare health insurance plan.

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10. Veterans Affairs.

The likelihood of this happening is zero.

Why?

The political parties are captured and controlled by those who hire the lobbyists on K Street.

Neither the Republican nor Democratic Party will be getting my vote.

Time for new leaders and a new party.

The American people know the above must be done.

The political elites are a lost cause.

If the above is not done it is only a matter of time until  the U.S. defaults on its debt.

 

 

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November 19, 2010

Rebalancing the Global Recovery

  

“…Given these advantages of a system of market-determined exchange rates, why have officials in many emerging markets leaned against appreciation of their currencies toward levels more consistent with market fundamentals? The principal answer is that currency undervaluation on the part of some countries has been part of a long-term export-led strategy for growth and development. This strategy, which allows a country’s producers to operate at a greater scale and to produce a more diverse set of products than domestic demand alone might sustain, has been viewed as promoting economic growth and, more broadly, as making an important contribution to the development of a number of countries. However, increasingly over time, the strategy of currency undervaluation has demonstrated important drawbacks, both for the world system and for the countries using that strategy.

First, as I have described, currency undervaluation inhibits necessary macroeconomic adjustments and creates challenges for policymakers in both advanced and emerging market economies. Globally, both growth and trade are unbalanced, as reflected in the two-speed recovery and in persistent current account surpluses and deficits. Neither situation is sustainable. Because a strong expansion in the emerging market economies will ultimately depend on a recovery in the more advanced economies, this pattern of two-speed growth might very well be resolved in favor of slow growth for everyone if the recovery in the advanced economies falls short. Likewise, large and persistent imbalances in current accounts represent a growing financial and economic risk.

Second, the current system leads to uneven burdens of adjustment among countries, with those countries that allow substantial flexibility in their exchange rates bearing the greatest burden (for example, in having to make potentially large and rapid adjustments in the scale of export-oriented industries) and those that resist appreciation bearing the least.

Third, countries that maintain undervalued currencies may themselves face important costs at the national level, including a reduced ability to use independent monetary policies to stabilize their economies and the risks associated with excessive or volatile capital inflows. The latter can be managed to some extent with a variety of tools, including various forms of capital controls, but such approaches can be difficult to implement or lead to microeconomic distortions. The high levels of reserves associated with currency undervaluation may also imply significant fiscal costs if the liabilities issued to sterilize reserves bear interest rates that exceed those on the reserve assets themselves. Perhaps most important, the ultimate purpose of economic growth is to deliver higher living standards at home; thus, eventually, the benefits of shifting productive resources to satisfying domestic needs must outweigh the development benefits of continued reliance on export-led growth. …”

“…Conclusion
As currently constituted, the international monetary system has a structural flaw: It lacks a mechanism, market based or otherwise, to induce needed adjustments by surplus countries, which can result in persistent imbalances. This problem is not new. For example, in the somewhat different context of the gold standard in the period prior to the Great Depression, the United States and France ran large current account surpluses, accompanied by large inflows of gold. However, in defiance of the so-called rules of the game of the international gold standard, neither country allowed the higher gold reserves to feed through to their domestic money supplies and price levels, with the result that the real exchange rate in each country remained persistently undervalued. These policies created deflationary pressures in deficit countries that were losing gold, which helped bring on the Great Depression.3 The gold standard was meant to ensure economic and financial stability, but failures of international coordination undermined these very goals. Although the parallels are certainly far from perfect, and I am certainly not predicting a new Depression, some of the lessons from that grim period are applicable today.4 In particular, for large, systemically important countries with persistent current account surpluses, the pursuit of export-led growth cannot ultimately succeed if the implications of that strategy for global growth and stability are not taken into account.

Thus, it would be desirable for the global community, over time, to devise an international monetary system that more consistently aligns the interests of individual countries with the interests of the global economy as a whole. In particular, such a system would provide more effective checks on the tendency for countries to run large and persistent external imbalances, whether surpluses or deficits. Changes to accomplish these goals will take considerable time, effort, and coordination to implement. In the meantime, without such a system in place, the countries of the world must recognize their collective responsibility for bringing about the rebalancing required to preserve global economic stability and prosperity. I hope that policymakers in all countries can work together cooperatively to achieve a stronger, more sustainable, and more balanced global economy. …”

 http://federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/bernanke20101119a.htm

 

 

Bernanke Takes Aim at China

By JON HILSENRATH

“…Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke fired back amid criticism at home and abroad of the Fed’s easy-money policies, arguing that China and others are causing global problems by preventing their currencies from strengthening as their economies boom.

Bernanke fired back at critics upset with the Fed’s new stimulus plan, arguing that China and other nations are causing problems by preventing their currencies from strengthening. Jon Hilsenrath, Evan Newmark and Dennis Berman discuss. And Brett Arends discusses the oddly behaving market for muni bonds, whose yields rose above not only Treasurys but also above some corporate bonds.

By keeping their currencies artificially weak, Mr. Bernanke argued in Frankfurt Friday, China and other emerging markets are allowing their economies to overheat, preventing trade imbalances from adjusting and worsening what he called a “two-speed” global recovery.

Their “strategy of currency undervaluation” is preventing more “balanced and sustainable” global growth, he warns, echoing a view expressed by Obama Administration officials.

Mr. Bernanke has come under attack for the Fed’s decision to purchase $600 billion in U.S. Treasury bonds in an effort to drive down long-term interest rates. Critics in the U.S say it could cause inflation. Critics abroad say the flood of dollars that the Fed is effectively printing to finance its bond purchases is pouring into overseas markets and could cause asset bubbles.

Some also have accused the Fed of trying to weaken the dollar to spur U.S. exports.

Fed officials have denied that is their goal, though Mr. Bernanke effectively acknowledged the U.S. currency should weaken against currencies in emerging markets, because their economies are growing so much faster than economies in the developed world.

The Fed chairman’s message, though scholarly in tone, was unusually blunt in laying blame for inflationary pressures in emerging markets and for tensions over currencies on countries like China. A chart accompanying his comments also pinpoints Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand as aggressively trying to hold their currencies down, while India, Chile and Turkey aren’t. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703374304575623144102357582.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

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“…The Federal Reserve has effectively been monetizing far more US government debt than has openly been revealed, by cleverly enabling foreign central banks to swap their agency debt for Treasury debt. This is not a sign of strength and reveals a pattern of trading temporary relief for future difficulties.

This is very nearly the same path that Zimbabwe took, resulting in the complete abandonment of the Zimbabwe dollar as a unit of currency. The difference is in the complexity of the game being played, not the substance of the actions themselves.

When the full scope of this program is more widely recognized, ever more pressure will fall upon the dollar, as more and more private investors shun the dollar and all dollar-denominated instruments as stores of value and wealth. This will further burden the efforts of the various central banks around the world as they endeavor to meet the vast borrowing desires of the US government.

One possible result of the abandonment of these efforts is a wholesale flight out of the dollar and into other assets. To US residents, this will be experienced as rapidly rising import costs and increasing costs for all internationally-traded basic commodities, especially food items. For the rest of the world, the results will range from discomforting to disastrous, depending on their degree of dollar linkage.

Under these circumstances, “inflation vs. deflation” is not the right frame of reference for understanding the potential impacts. For example, it would be possible for most of the world to experience falling prices, even as the US experiences rapidly rising prices (and hikes in interest rates) as a consequence of a falling dollar. Is this inflation or deflation? Both, or neither? Instead, we might properly view it as a currency crisis, with prices along for the ride.

Further, all efforts to supplant private debt creation with public debts should be met with skepticism, because gigantic programs are no substitute for the collective decisions of tens of millions of individuals and cannot realistically meet millions of individual needs in a timely or appropriate manner.

The shell game that the Fed is currently playing does not change the basic equation: Money is being printed out of thin air so that it can be used to buy US government debt. …”

http://www.chrismartenson.com/blog/shell-game-how-federal-reserve-monetizing-debt/25806


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Contrary to most of Marx works, The Communist Manifesto contains a “programmatic” agenda, to be implemented by communist parties once they seize power. According to Marx, a communist state will adopt the following policies:
  1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes
  2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax
  3. Abolition of all right of inheritance
  4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels
  5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly
  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State
  7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan
  8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture
  9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country
  10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

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The following is the text of an open letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signed by several economists, along with investors and political strategists, most of them close to Republicans:

We believe the Federal Reserve’s large-scale asset purchase plan (so-called “quantitative easing”) should be reconsidered and discontinued.  We do not believe such a plan is necessary or advisable under current circumstances.  The planned asset purchases risk currency debasement and inflation, and we do not think they will achieve the Fed’s objective of promoting employment.

We subscribe to your statement in the Washington Post on November 4 that “the Federal Reserve cannot solve all the economy’s problems on its own.”  In this case, we think improvements in tax, spending and regulatory policies must take precedence in a national growth program, not further monetary stimulus.

We disagree with the view that inflation needs to be pushed higher, and worry that another round of asset purchases, with interest rates still near zero over a year into the recovery, will distort financial markets and greatly complicate future Fed efforts to normalize monetary policy.

The Fed’s purchase program has also met broad opposition from other central banks and we share their concerns that quantitative easing by the Fed is neither warranted nor helpful in addressing either U.S. or global economic problems.

Cliff Asness
AQR Capital

Michael J. Boskin
Stanford University
Former Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors (George H.W. Bush Administration)

Richard X. Bove
Rochdale Securities

Charles W. Calomiris
Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Jim Chanos
Kynikos Associates

John F. Cogan
Stanford University
Former Associate Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (Reagan Administration)

Niall Ferguson
Harvard University
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Nicole Gelinas
Manhattan Institute & e21
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James Grant
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Kevin A. Hassett
American Enterprise Institute
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Roger Hertog
The Hertog Foundation

Gregory Hess
Claremont McKenna College

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Former Director, Congressional Budget Office

Seth Klarman
Baupost Group

William Kristol
Editor, The Weekly Standard

David Malpass
GroPac
Former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary (Reagan Administration)

Ronald I. McKinnon
Stanford University

Dan Senor
Council on Foreign Relations
Co-Author, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle

Amity Shlaes
Council on Foreign Relations
Author, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

Paul E. Singer
Elliott Associates

John B. Taylor
Stanford University
Former Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs (George W. Bush Administration)

Peter J. Wallison
American Enterprise Institute
Former Treasury and White House Counsel (Reagan Administration)

Geoffrey Wood
Cass Business School at City University London

A spokeswoman for the Fed responded:

“As the Chairman has said, the Federal Reserve has Congressionally-mandated objectives to help promote both increased employment and price stability. In light of persistently weak job creation and declining inflation, the Federal Open Market Committee’s recent actions reflect those mandates.  The Federal Reserve will regularly review its program in light of incoming information and is prepared to make adjustments as necessary.  The Federal Reserve is committed to both parts of its dual mandate and will take all measures to keep inflation low and stable as well as promote growth in employment.  In particular, the Fed has made all necessary preparations and is confident that it has the tools to unwind these policies at the appropriate time. The Chairman has also noted that the Federal Reserve does not believe it can solve the economy’s problems on its own.  That will take time and the combined efforts of many parties, including the central bank, Congress, the administration, regulators, and the private sector.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/11/15/open-letter-to-ben-bernanke/

 

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Against the USA, Naked Communist Conspiracy Theory, NWO, Mind Control Report

 

 

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The Naked Communist

“…The Naked Communist is a book written in 1958 by the late W. Cleon Skousen, an American conservative political commentator who advocated Mormon theology and a faith-based Constitutionalist political ideology.

The book posits and seeks to describe a geopolitical strategy by which the Marxist-Leninist Soviet Union was attempting to overcome and control all the governments of the world that were not members of the Communist bloc. At the time that the book was published, during the Cold War, worries about the threat of communism were common throughout the world.

The list of communist goals contained in the book was read into the Congressional Record by U.S. Congressman Albert S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida, on January 10, 1963 …”

List of Communist goals

The following is the list of Communist goals contained in The Naked Communist:[1]

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Skousen claimed that an American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums.

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” Skousen claimed Communists sought to encourage the practice of masturbation.

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity, masturbation and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_Communist

 

 

 

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