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Progressive Radical Socialist Leaders Using Their Indoctrinated “Useful Idiots” For Intergenerational Class Warfare–Videos

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Glenn Beck- February 12, 2010 (Part 1/4)

 

Glenn Beck- February 12, 2010 (Part 2/4)

Glenn Beck- February 12, 2010 (Part 3/4)

Glenn Beck- February 12, 2010 (Part 4/4)

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Useful Idiots

“…In political jargon, the term useful idiot was used to describe Soviet sympathizers in Western countries and the attitude of the Soviet government towards them. The implication was that though the person in question naïvely thought themselves an ally of the Soviets or other Communists, they were actually held in contempt by them, and were being cynically used.

The term is now used more broadly to describe someone who is perceived to be manipulated by a political movement, terrorist group, hostile government, or business, whether or not the group is Communist in nature.

Lenin

The term is commonly attributed to Lenin, sometimes in the form “useful idiots of the West”, to describe those Western reporters and travelers who would endorse the Soviet Union and its policies in the West. In fact, the earliest known usage is in a 1948 New York Times article on Italian politics. In 1987, Grant Harris, senior reference librarian at the Library of Congress, said “We have not been able to identify this phrase [useful idiots of the West] among [Lenin’s] published works.”[1] [2].

Modern usage

In the United States, the term is used as a pejorative to describe a naive person manipulated to produce propaganda for a malign cause.

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the term “useful idiot” has also been used by some commentators to describe individuals they believe to be too ‘soft’ against Islamism and terrorism. For example, Anthony Browne wrote in the United Kingdom newspaper, The Times:[3]

Elements within the British establishment were notoriously sympathetic to Hitler. Today the Islamists enjoy similar support. In the 1930s it was Edward VIII, aristocrats and the Daily Mail; this time it is left-wing activists, The Guardian and sections of the BBC. They may not want a global theocracy, but they are like the West’s apologists for the Soviet Union — useful idiots.

Similarly, Bruce Thornton, a professor of Classics at American University of Cal State Fresno wrote:[4]

Lenin called them “useful idiots,” those people living in liberal democracies who by giving moral and material support to a totalitarian ideology in effect were braiding the rope that would hang them. Why people who enjoyed freedom and prosperity worked passionately to destroy both is a fascinating question, one still with us today. Now the useful idiots can be found in the chorus of appeasement, reflexive anti-Americanism, and sentimental idealism trying to inhibit the necessary responses to another freedom-hating ideology, radical Islam.

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

 

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The Coming Sovereign Debt Default?–USA = Portugal, Ireland and Italy, Greece, Spain = PIGS?–Videos

Posted on February 13, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Farming, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Health Care, history, Homes, Immigration, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, Music, People, Philosophy, Programming, Psychology, Quotations, Raves, Regulations, Religion, Security, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Technology, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

U.S Debt Clock Real Time

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

 

 Sovereign Debt: The Next Crisis – Marc Faber

2/11/10 Marc Faber Discusses Global Financial Markets on Bloomberg

 

Glenn Beck Show 02-11-10 SEG. 1 of 5 FULL PROGRAM 

Glenn Beck Show 02-11-10 SEG. 2 of 5 FULL PROGRAM

Glenn Beck Show 02-11-10 SEG. 3 of 5 FULL PROGRAM 

Glenn Beck Show 02-11-10 SEG. 4 of 5 FULL PROGRAM 

Glenn Beck Show 02-11-10 SEG. 5 of 5 FULL PROGRAM 

Background Articles and Videos  

  

2/10/10 Marc Faber talks Greece Bailouts on CNBC

Don’t Panic! The PIGS threaten Europe!

EUROPEAN PIGS

 

PIGS (economics)

“…PIGS is a ethnic slur[1] [2] [1], routinely used by the British and North American economic press to refer to Mediterranean countries. It is purported to be an acronym representing four countries of southern Europe: Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain. Sometimes, Ireland is listed in addition to or in lieu of Italy. 

Several news and economic organisations have denounced or banned the term.[3] 

The acronym was first used in 2008 by some British and North American journalists to refer to the Eurozone countries with lagging economic performance in the preceding few years.[4][5] They were perceived as lacking fiscal discipline and often ran large current account deficits, leading to concerns about the stability of the euro currency.[6] Additionally, they tend to suffer from high unemployment.[7] 

Shortly after being coined, an additional “I” was sometimes added to create the acronym “PIIGS”, with the additional letter referring to Ireland.[8] [9][10] Some Italian banks (such as Unicredit) have suggested that Italy be replaced with Ireland in the original four letter acronym, and American commentator Pat Buchanan did so in a February 2010 column.[11] According to Eric Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in London, “Italy is in a more comfortable position than the other Southern European countries because of a stronger balance sheet.”[12] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PIGS_(economics)

 Total National Debt
Fiscal Years 1900 to 2014
Year GDP-US
$ billion
Gross Public Debt-total
pct GDP
1900 20.6 10.37
1901 22.3 9.61
1902 24.1 17.70
1903 25.9 17.20
1904 25.7 18.18
1905 28.8 16.85
1906 31 16.43
1907 33.9 15.94
1908 30.1 19.20
1909 32.2 18.67
1910 33.4 18.74
1911 34.3 19.31
1912 37.4 18.70
1913 39.1 18.75
1914 36.5 21.23
1915 38.7 21.61
1916 49.6 19.00
1917 59.7 20.25
1918 75.8 28.47
1919 78.3 44.77
1920 88.4 38.86
1921 73.6 45.10
1922 73.4 45.06
1923 85.4 38.96
1924 86.9 38.03
1925 90.6 36.71
1926 96.9 34.48
1927 95.5 34.97
1928 97.4 34.15
1929 103.6 32.25
1930 91.2 36.76
1931 76.5 45.81
1932 58.7 65.91
1933 56.4 73.77
1934 66 69.67
1935 73.3 65.35
1936 83.8 63.55
1937 91.9 60.81
1938 86.1 65.74
1939 92.2 65.40
1940 101.4 62.38
1941 126.7 54.28
1942 161.9 56.68
1943 198.6 78.10
1944 219.8 99.40
1945 223.1 123.46
1946 222.3 128.40
1947 244.2 112.87
1948 269.1 100.69
1949 267.3 102.56
1950 293.8 95.80
1951 339.3 83.21
1952 358.3 80.72
1953 379.3 79.05
1954 380.4 81.54
1955 414.8 76.82
1956 437.4 73.53
1957 461.1 70.17
1958 467.2 71.60
1959 506.6 68.85
1960 526.4 67.68
1961 544.7 66.82
1962 585.6 64.72
1963 617.7 63.29
1964 663.6 60.87
1965 719.1 57.96
1966 787.7 54.20
1967 832.6 52.83
1968 909.8 51.52
1969 984.4 49.50
1970 1038.3 49.55
1971 1126.8 49.44
1972 1237.9 48.57
1973 1382.7 46.73
1974 1499.5 45.42
1975 1637.7 45.99
1976 1825.3 47.19
1977 2030.9 47.16
1978 2294.7 45.87
1979 2562.2 44.12
1980 2789.5 44.59
1981 3128.4 43.53
1982 3253.2 47.52
1983 3534.6 51.81
1984 3933.2 52.81
1985 4220.3 56.68
1986 4462.8 62.39
1987 4739.5 64.75
1988 5100.4 65.83
1989 5484.4 66.67
1990 5803.1 70.54
1991 5992.1 76.46
1992 6337.7 79.53
1993 6667.4 81.38
1994 7085.2 81.40
1995 7397.7 80.89
1996 7816.9 80.32
1997 8332.4 79.62
1998 8679.66 78.46
1999 9201.14 76.35
2000 9951.5 71.61
2001 10286.2 71.57
2002 10398.4 74.69
2003 11142.1 77.15
2004 11607 80.39
2005 12638.4 79.27
2006 13090.8 81.80
2007 14077.6 81.10
2008 14441.4 87.52
2009 14237.2 103.86
2010 14623.9 116.14
2011 15299 121.96
2012 16203.3 124.67
2013 17182.2 126.34
2014 18192.6 127.62

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/downchart_gs.php?year=1900_2014&units=p&chart=H0-total&title=Total%20National%20Debt

Hearing on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt: Orszag’s Testimony

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – The US Economic Outlook

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Global Economic Outlook

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Global Industry Outlook: Finance, Services and Media

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Global Industry Outlook: Heavy Industries

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Global Energy Outlook

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Global Industry Outlook: Health, Consumers, Tech and Travel

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Rethinking Market Capitalism

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Redesigning Financial Regulation

Davos Open Forum 2010 – After the Financial Crisis: Consequences and Lessons Learned

 

U.S Debt Clock Real Time

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

 

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The Fate of Barack Obama, The Czars (Commissars) and Camelot After Spamming The American People

Posted on February 13, 2010. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Climate, Communications, Computers, Cult, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Health Care, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here in Camelot 

Spam = Taxes, Spending, Deficits, National Debt and Unemployment 

President Obama’s Pledge Never to Raise Taxes on Anyone Making Less Than $250,000 a Year

Inhofe on Kudlow To Discuss Obama Backdoor Energy Tax

Obama tosses aside pledge to keep middle-class from tax hikes

 

Obama To Break His Middle-Class Tax Vow

President Barack Obama leader of the progressive radical socialist Democrat Party and spammer of the American people on more Federal Government taxes, spending, deficits, national debt, and unemployment is breaking his pledge to the American people regarding taxes both in the health care and cap and trade tax bills.

Obama Forced to Apologzie for Health Care Spam Email scam. Caught lying 

 

The President needs both bills to pass to pay for his proposed 2011 budget.

Even if the two largest taxes increases in United States  history were to pass, which appears incresingly unlikely, the President budget also assumes the largest defcit spending and more National debt, exceeding 1,000,000,000,000 for the next two years and beyond.

The President busdetproposals are fiscally irresponsible and illustrates his complete ignorance of both economics.

Closer Look at Obama’s Spending Spree

 

The American people will not let this stand and will vote out of office all progressive radical socialist that support the health care and energy tax bills togehter with massively huge budget deficits.

President Obama is breaking his promise about no new taxes for those Americans earning less than $250,000.

When the Republicans did this, President George H. Bush was thrown out of office and in 2006 the Democrats took over control of the Senate and House.

By repeating the mistakes of the past by mulitplying them by a factor of 2 to 4 times as worse, the progressive radical socialists will share the fate of those Republicans who did not practice what they preached.

The fate of those politicians who lie to the American people about taxes:

Stoning

The fate of those politicians who want to increase defcit spending and the National Debt:

Always Look On The Bright Side of Life

The fate of those who do not learn from history:

Monty Python- Knights Of The Round Table/Camelot Song

 

Background Articles and Videos

Spam

“…Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, and file sharing network spam.

Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming is universally reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.[1]

People who create electronic spam are called spammers.[2]

Spamming in different media

E-mail spam

Main article: E-mail spam

E-mail spam, known as unsolicited bulk Email (UBE), junk mail, or unsolicited commercial email (UCE), is the practice of sending unwanted e-mail messages, frequently with commercial content, in large quantities to an indiscriminate set of recipients.

Spam in e-mail started to become a problem when the Internet was opened up to the general public in the mid-1990s. It grew exponentially over the following years, and today comprises some 80 to 85% of all the email in the world, by a “conservative estimate”.[3]

Pressure to make e-mail spam illegal has been successful in some jurisdictions, but less so in others. Spammers take advantage of this fact, and frequently outsource parts of their operations to countries where spamming will not get them into legal trouble.

Increasingly, e-mail spam today is sent via “zombie networks”, networks of virus- or worm-infected personal computers in homes and offices around the globe; many modern worms install a backdoor which allows the spammer access to the computer and use it for malicious purposes. This complicates attempts to control the spread of spam, as in many cases the spam doesn’t even originate from the spammer. In November 2008 an ISP, McColo, which was providing service to botnet operators, was depeered and spam dropped 50%-75% Internet-wide. At the same time, it is becoming clear that malware authors, spammers, and phishers are learning from each other, and possibly forming various kinds of partnerships.[citation needed]

An industry of e-mail address harvesting is dedicated to collecting email addresses and selling compiled databases.[4] Some of these address harvesting approaches rely on users not reading the fine print of agreements, resulting in them agreeing to send messages indiscriminately to their contacts. This is a common approach in social networking spam such as that generated by the social networking site Quechup.[5]

Instant Messaging Spam

Main article: Messaging spam

Instant Messaging spam, known also as spim (a portmanteau of spam and IM, short for instant messaging), makes use of instant messaging systems. Although less ubiquitous than its e-mail counterpart, spim is reaching more users all the time. According to a report from Ferris Research, 500 million spim IMs were sent in 2003, twice the level of 2002. As instant messaging tends to not be blocked by firewalls it is an especially useful channel for spammers.

One way to protect yourself against spammers is to only allow messages from people on your friends lists. Many email services now offer spam filtering (Junk Mail) and some instant messaging providers offer hints and tips on avoiding email spam and spim (BT Yahoo for example).

Newsgroup spam and forum spam

Main article: Newsgroup spam

Main article: Forum spam

Mobile phone spam

Main article: Mobile phone spam

Mobile phone spam is directed at the text messaging service of a mobile phone. This can be especially irritating to customers not only for the inconvenience but also because of the fee they may be charged per text message received in some markets. The term “SpaSMS” was coined at the adnews website Adland in 2000 to describe spam SMS.

Online game messaging spam

Many online games allow players to contact each other via player-to-player messaging, chat rooms, or public discussion areas. What qualifies as spam varies from game to game, but usually this term applies to all forms of message flooding, violating the terms of service contract for the website. This is particularly common in MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft and others where the spammers are trying to sell game related items for real world money, chiefly among these items is in-game currency. This kind of spamming is also called Real Money Trading (RMT).

In World of Warcraft it is common for spammers to advertise sites that sell gold in multiple methods of spam. They send spam via the ingame private messaging system, via the ingame mailing system, via yelling publicly to everyone in the area and by creating a lot of characters and committing suicide (with hacks) and making a row of bodies resemble a site URL. The URL takes the user to a gold selling website. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(electronic)

Obama’s Radicalism Is Killing the Dow

A financial crisis is the worst time to change the foundations of American capitalism.

By Michael J. Boskin

“…New and expanded refundable tax credits would raise the fraction of taxpayers paying no income taxes to almost 50% from 38%. This is potentially the most pernicious feature of the president’s budget, because it would cement a permanent voting majority with no stake in controlling the cost of general government.

From the poorly designed stimulus bill and vague new financial rescue plan, to the enormous expansion of government spending, taxes and debt somehow permanently strengthening economic growth, the assumptions underlying the president’s economic program seem bereft of rigorous analysis and a careful reading of history.

Unfortunately, our history suggests new government programs, however noble the intent, more often wind up delivering less, more slowly, at far higher cost than projected, with potentially damaging unintended consequences. The most recent case, of course, was the government’s meddling in the housing market to bring home ownership to low-income families, which became a prime cause of the current economic and financial disaster.

On the growth effects of a large expansion of government, the European social welfare states present a window on our potential future: standards of living permanently 30% lower than ours. Rounding off perceived rough edges of our economic system may well be called for, but a major, perhaps irreversible, step toward a European-style social welfare state with its concomitant long-run economic stagnation is not.”

Mr. Boskin is a professor of economics at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President George H.W. Bush.

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