Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

The United States Of America is anything but united

November 1, 2015

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The diversity of our country that once was the glue in the fabric of our existence is now at its core in tearing us apart.

No longer is America the model melting pot that it was at the start of the 20th century. It’s now the 21st century and its individual parts are screaming among themselves and shattering this country into pieces.

Whites push their own agenda.

Blacks have their own stance.

Hispanics demand to be recognized.

Asians stand up for themselves.

Christians. Catholics. Jews. Muslims. Episcopalians. Methodists. Mormons. Gays. Lesbians. Feminists. Undocumented Immigrants. Democrats. Republicans. Liberals. Conservatives.

Every individual group that makes up our country is out for themselves. They form their own caucuses. They have their own newspapers. They create their own websites.

They broadcast over their own stations. They form their own opinions and hold fast to their own convictions.

They network. They organize.

Social media provides for their own voices to be heard but no one is listening. The voices are talking over one another like the biblical Tower of Babel.

In our infinite wisdom in the advancement of technology, we’ve gotten dumber.

We’re so connected that we’ve become disconnected.

We’ve alienated ourselves from each other.

We’ve lost the ability to co-exist.

One for all and all for one and every man for himself.

The United States of America is anything but united.

The Divided States of America.

It’s seen on our television sets. It’s written about in newspapers.

It’s plastered in blogs and comment sections all over the internet.

We’re in trouble. We’re in serious trouble. It’s a sad state of affairs.

Not only is our country in trouble. This phenomenon has spread globally.

Our entire planet is in trouble.

E.A.R.T.H. = Educate And Reform The Humans

We need unity. We need harmony. We need compatibility. We need understanding.

We need peace. We need to work together. We need to re-group.

We need reform. We need to recognize our own humanity. We need each other.

We. Not I. There is no I in team. We need to become better team players.

We need to realize that our whole is greater than the sum of our parts.

R. Buckminster Fuller was right. The belief in Spaceship Earth is our only true salvation.

Cell Phones Are Human Tracking Devices

August 20, 2015

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According to reporter Ronald Bailey, police can find out where you are, where you’ve been and where you are going all thanks to that handy little human tracking device which we carry called a cell phone.

Authorities use International Mobile Subscriber Identity locators (IMSI) that act like a cell towers to enable government agents to download data from thousands of subscribers as they hunt for an individual’s cell signal. These electronic devices are called Stingray, Hailstorm or dirty boxes and can precisely triangulate cellphone signals within an accuracy of about 6 feet.

The Wall Street Journal reports that these instruments were first designed more than a decade ago to hunt terrorists and spies overseas, but they are increasingly in use by local police departments that operate them to hunt all manner of criminals from kidnappers to everyday thieves.

The American Civil Liberties Union states that the following governmental agencies are known to use such cell site simulators: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Special Operations Command and  National Security Agency.

If you don’t think Big Brother is watching, think again.

Jack Ruby Said LBJ Had It In For JFK

August 15, 2015

Original caption: Jack Ruby's defense lawyer, searching for evidence that the killer of Lee Harvey Oswald may not get a fair trial in Dallas, denied a report that Ruby visited Communist Cuba last year. Ruby seemed to be in a better mood as he talked to newsmen before the start of the second day of his court hearing, in order to get his trial to some other Texas city. February 11, 1964 Dallas, Texas, USa

Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner, killed Lee Harvey Oswald, who the Warren Commission concluded was the lone gunman in the slaying of John F. Kennedy.

In a videotaped statement, Ruby said, “When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was Vice President there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy.” Asked if he would explain it again Ruby continued “Well the answer is the man in office now.” – that man was Lyndon B. Johnson.

Later, in a hand-written note, Ruby wrote, “Isn’t it strange that Oswald, who hasn’t worked a lick most of his life, should be fortunate enough to get a job at the Book Building two weeks before the President himself didn’t know as to when he was to visit Dallas, now where would a jerk like Oswald get the information that the President was coming to Dallas?”

He continued on, “Only one person could have had that information, and that man was Johnson who knew weeks in advance as to what was going to happen, because he is the one who was going to arrange the trip for the President, this had been planned long before the President himself knew about, so you can figure that one out.”

He wrote further, “The only one who gained by the shooting of the President was Johnson, and he was in a car in the rear and safe when the shooting took place. What would the Russians, Castro or anyone else have to gain by eliminating the President? If Johnson was so heartbroken over Kennedy, why didn’t he do something for Robert Kennedy? All he did was snub him.”

Jacqueline Kennedy was aware of Johnson’s hatred for her husband and his brother, often referring to the pair as members of the Irish mafia.

LBJ And The Texas-Sized Turkey Shoot

August 11, 2015

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Shortly after John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in as his replacement.

On the morning of New Year’s Day that January, Johnson’s long-time mistress Madeleine Duncan Brown recalled LBJ telling her at Austin’s Driskell Hotel that “Texas oil and those f__king renegade bastards in Washington” (meaning the CIA) had murdered Kennedy.

In effect, he was saying that JFK was killed on his behalf. Many skeptics already believed that he had something to do with the shooting either by helping to orchestrate it or had advanced knowledge of it and agreeing to be part of the cover-up.

LBJ had assistance from the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover in obtaining secret information on John F. Kennedy and using that knowledge to force him to be his Democratic running mate in the 1960 Presidential election. Hoover had dirt on almost everybody in Washington D.C.

Johnson was the politician’s politician. He also keep close-knit political ties with Senator Nelson Rockefeller, Trenton Parker of the CIA, oil tycoon H.L. Hunt as well was other high-end land moguls and governmental types.

(Music) “The stars at night/Are big and bright/BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG/Deep in the heart of Dallas!”

The Blowing-The-Lid-Off-The-JFK-Investigation Backfire

August 10, 2015

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Dorothy Kilgallen was a newspaper gossip columnist and “What’s My Line” game show panelist.

After an exclusive interview with Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald’s killer, she announced that she was going to blow the lid off of John F. Kennedy’s shooting in Dallas. Later, Kilgallen was found dead inside her Manhattan townhouse.

Many doubters believe it was murder made to look like a drug overdose.

Prior to her death, Kilgallen told friends she was about to break the biggest story of her career.

Instead it ended up costing her her life.

The Mysterious Death Of Karyn Kupcinet

August 10, 2015

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Karyn Kupcinet was a little known actress and daughter of a Chicago reporter and television host.

Her death by strangulation occurred in West Hollywood one week after the Kennedy assassination took place.

Whether her demise was in part due to the President’s shooting is pure speculation. There is even concern that the coroner’s ruling for cause of death could be inaccurate because he was known to be an alcoholic.

The dead actress, who had gotten an abortion in Mexico that past July, left a strange note which read: “I’m no good. I’m not really that pretty. My figure’s fat and will never be the way my mother wants it. Why must I be so alone. What’s the use of living with nothing to believe in? There’s nothing only phony motives, selfish egoists, selfless people, fat heads and drunks and I want out. I like President Kennedy, Bertrand Russell, Theodore Reiks, Peter O’Toole, Sydney J. Harris, Albert Finney.”

Both her actor boyfriend and her downstairs neighbor were considered one-time suspects but no charges were ever brought
against them.

JFK conspiracy theorists think maybe the Chicago mob had been involved as warning to her famous father.

Her death remains unsolved today.

The Grassy Knoll Sniper Who Thinks He Killed JFK

August 6, 2015

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Incarcerated inside an Illinois state prison sits 74-year-old Jimmy Sutton who claims he fired the fatal shot from behind a fence on the grassy knoll that killed the 35th President of the United States at 12:30pm in Dallas back on November 22nd, 1963.

It’s all based on heresay and he can’t prove it but he has provided enough details over the years to convince one woman to write a book about him.

Too bad he has never been subjected to a polygraph test to determine if he is telling the truth or not.

Sutton was only 21-years-old at the time of JFK’s assassination. One internet source says that he was offered $30,000 to take part in the shooting. Sutton claims that he was recruited for the mission by David Atlee Phillips who was a supposed operative for the CIA.

Sutton indicates that he was at Dealey Plaza as early as 10am on that fateful Friday morning armed with a Remington Fireball XP-100 long pistol. He was there as part of an assassination ring with several other members including Charles Nicoletti, an alleged CIA controller with known Chicago mafia connections.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who once served in the marine corps and spoke fluent Russian, was also either CIA or part of the Office of Navy Intelligence in order to infiltrate anti-Cuban rebels. As it turned out, Oswald ended up as the lonely fall guy.

Later that midday while positioned at the grassy knoll and looking through the scope of his weapon pointed at the presidential motorcade that was slowly cruising down Elm Street past the Texas School Book Depository, Sutton said it appeared as if John F. Kennedy was situated just six feet away from him.

After discharging his firearm, Sutton says he picked up the ejected shell and used his teeth to indent the bullet casing which was left at the scene by the stockade fence.

The coroner’s autopsy examination revealed that Kennedy suffered an entrance wound in his back and an exit wound from his throat as well as a blast to the  head which blew out cerebral matter causing First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to climb out of her seat and onto the vehicle’s trunk to retrieve.

This visual was captured on the home movie film of bystander Abraham Zapruder which also showed the reaction of the President getting hit by gunfire, throwing his head back and to the left. Sutton sumises that Kennedy’s head was struck simultaneously by gunfire both front and back. The other shot coming from Nicoletti located at the Dal-Tex building.

Sutton insists that he only fired once. His story would be much more believable if he had shot twice.

The silver-haired inmate has been serving a 30-year sentence since 1991 for the attempted murder of a police officer during a roadside shootout in Buffalo Grove. Sutton, who now goes by the name of James Earl Files, is eligible for possible parole in May 2016.

6th floor Earthcam view from the former Texas School Book Depository: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/texas/dallas/dealeyplaza/?cam=dealeyplaza

Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza

August 4, 2015

dealey_camLocated in downtown Dallas TX on Elm Street, inside the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly known as the
Texas School Book Depository), is the Sixth Floor Museum where three gunshots were fired that allegedly killed President John F. Kennedy in November 1963.

The facility actually occupies both the sixth and seventh floors of the building including a reading room overlooking Dealey Plaza as well as a nearby gift shop and cafe. Approximately 45,000 photographs, documents and artifacts are part of the museum’s collection. Originating founder and museum curator Gary Mack recently passed away on July 15th after a prolonged illness.

The idea of Lee Harvey Oswald acting as the lone shooter in the assassination of JFK seems prevalent within the exhibits. Not much else is offered about other conspiracy theories possibly implicating Fidel Castro’s involvement in the shooting.

The museum claims to have 325,000 visitors annually since opening in 1989.

Earthcam view of the sniper’s perch: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/texas/dallas/dealeyplaza/?cam=dealeyplaza

Has America stopped looking for Usama bin Laden?

March 18, 2010

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After September 11th, 2001, Usama bin Laden became public enemy number one and we were determined to hunt him down and bring him to justice for claiming responsibility to the tragic terrorist attacks on America.

He remains on the FBI’s Ten Mosted Wanted Fugitives list and Most Wanted Terrorist list.

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Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, in one of his movies, suggested that Usama bin Laden had huge American energy business ties, involving then-President George W. Bush.  Wouldn’t that create a total conflict of interest?

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On a September 23rd, 2006, posting by the Free Republic, the report of Usama bin Laden’s alleged death was announced and noted as the source was the Lorraine daily newspaper, L’Est republicain. Saudi police sought to confirm this finding but no further documentation was provided.

The original article was written in French but put through a web translator and fixed up as best as possible.  A comment to the posting claims he died in Tora Bora in 2001 but is there hasn’t been any proof to that rumor.

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In March 2009, the New York Daily News website speculated that Usama bin Laden was in Chitral, a sealed-off Pakistani paradise. The area is reported to have “stunning peaks and deep valleys” which implies a safe and secure hideaway.

In the article, CIA Director Leon Panetta tells Congress he asks “every day” where Bin Laden is hiding.  What good is that doing?

At the bottom of the page, there is a reader’s survey about the so-called continued manhunt:

(   )  Yes – We’re close to tracking him down.

(   )   No – We haven’t found him yet after more than 7 years.  He’ll keep eluding us.
(   )   Someone will capture him eventually, but probably not the U.S.

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What is the correct spelling of his name anyway?  Is it Usama bin Laden or Osama bin Laden?  Maybe we need to come to a consensus in order to find him.

Is America even still trying?

There’s Nothing Like Good Satire!

July 7, 2009

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And this is great satire. The internet blog Stuff White People Like is the creative outlet of Christian Lander, a Toronto-born comedy writer, who pokes fun by being self-depreciating, raising questions along racial lines without being hurtful, and allows people to truly look at themselves under the guise of satirical humor.

The best part are the posted comments by three different audiences: those who really get it, those many who really don’t, and those few spammers (Portnoy, are you reading?) who are so blatantly and offensively racist that it’s a crying shame that cruel and unusual punishment is banned under the eighth amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

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Sampling of responses to the topic of dog yoga classes:

(A) Hilarious, just freakin’ pricelessly hilarious. The shit we white people do. ~Tina

(B) More proof that there’s something very very very wrong with white people. ~Theyearofasking

(C) So, like, now I can’t go to yoga class without a rabies shot and poopie bags? Great. But I do love my designer flea collar. It matches the dog’s.  ~P.L. Frederick

(D) I love how all the dogs in those pictures are like “WTF is this human doing? When am I going to get fed!?” ~Beth

(E) Somehow I think my 115 & 125 pound domestic wolves would look at me like I was nuts. They’re smart dogs. ~ck

(F) SWPL -Panhandle version- Keeping wolves as pets. While wearing Ed Hardy yoga apparel. ~only partially wite

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Too bad SWPL can’t add itself to the list of stuff that white people like. That would be too much like Jerry Seinfeld (Season 4) deciding to sell a television show about nothing to NBC.