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Sunday, October 13, 2013

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his asylum in Russia, accepted an award on Wednesday from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials expressing support for his decision to divulge secrets about the NSA's electronic surveillance of Americans and people around the globe.


WHO IS THE TRAITOR?




The award, named in honor of the late CIA analyst Sam Adams, was presented to Snowden at a ceremony in Moscow by previous recipients of the award bestowed by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII). The presenters included former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, former NSA official Thomas Drake, and former Justice Department official Jesselyn Radack, now with the Government Accountability Project. (Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern also took part.)
Snowden showed himself not only to be in good health, but also in good spirits, and very much on top of world events, including the attacks on him personally. Shaking his head in disbelief, he acknowledged that he was aware that former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden, together with House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers, had hinted recently that he (Snowden) be put on the infamous "Kill List" for assassination. 
Snowden received the traditional Sam Adams Corner-Brighteneer Candlestick Holder, in symbolic recognition of his courage in shining light into dark places. Besides the presentation of the award, several hours were spent in informal conversation during which there was a wide consensus that, under present circumstances, Russia seemed the safest place for Snowden to be and that it was fortunate that Russia had rebuffed pressure to violate international law by turning him away.
In brief remarks from his visitors, Snowden was reassured -- first and foremost -- that he need no longer be worried that nothing significant would happen as a result of his decision to risk his future by revealing documentary proof that the U.S. government was playing fast and loose with the Constitutional rights of Americans.
Even amid the government shutdown, Establishment Washington and the normally docile "mainstream media" have not been able to deflect attention from the intrusive eavesdropping that makes a mockery of the Fourth Amendment. Even Congress is showing signs of awaking from its torpor.

In the somnolent Senate, a few hardy souls have gone so far as to express displeasure at having been lied to by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and NSA Director Keith Alexander -- Clapper having formally apologized for telling the Senate Intelligence Committee eavesdropping-related things that were, in his words, "clearly erroneous" and Alexander having told now-discredited whoppers about the effectiveness of NSA's intrusive and unconstitutional methods in combating terrorism.
Coleen Rowley, the first winner of the Sam Adams Award (2002), cited some little-known history to remind Snowden that he is in good company as a whistleblower -- and not only because of previous Sam Adams honorees. She noted that in 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential information by releasing letters written by then-Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson to Thomas Whatley, an assistant to the British Prime Minister.
The letters suggested that it was impossible for the colonists to enjoy the same rights as subjects living in England and that "an abridgement of what are called English liberties" might be necessary. The content of the letters was so damaging to the British government that Benjamin Franklin was dismissed as colonial Postmaster General and had to endure an hour-long censure from British Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn.
Who's the Traitor?
Like Edward Snowden, Franklin was called a traitor for whistleblowing the truth about what the government was doing. As Franklin's biographer H.W. Brands wrote: "For an hour and a half [Wedderburn] hurled invective at Franklin, branding him a liar, a thief, an outcast from the company of all honest men, an ingrate. ... So slanderous was Wedderburn's diatribe that no London paper would print it."
Hat tip for this interesting bit of history to Tom Mullen and his Aug. 9 article in the Washington Times titled "Obama says Snowden no patriot. How would Ben Franklin's leak be treated today?" Ms. Rowley also drew from Mullen's comment:
"Tyrants slandering patriots is nothing new. History decided that Franklin was a patriot. It was not so kind to the Hutchinsons and Wedderburns. History will decide who the patriots were in the 21st century as well. It will not be concerned with health care programs or unemployment rates. More likely, it will be concerned with who attacked the fundamental principles of freedom and who risked everything to defend them.


WHEN SNOWDEN SAW GROSS VIOLATIONS AGAINST THE LAW AND THE US CONSTITUTION HE EXPOSED THE SYSTEM:

170 comments:

  1. Who's the traitor?

    Well, that's easy enough.

    Unca Obama, of course.

    The S O B has totally trashed the Constitution.

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    1. Snowden gave aid and comfort to our enemies in Hong Kong, China, the flew on to Moscow to repeat the offense. He needs to sit in a cell with Jonathan Pollard the rest of his life.

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    2. Snowden is a real traitor and spy against America. That's why he now gets the finest in Russia trim, food and housing.

      Pollard? A low level American that spied for Israel, giving Israel intel about the PLO that America had already promised to give.

      Let's make Snowden a hero.

      Pollard? Dirty Jew, let him rot in hell

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    3. The Russians gave Snowden shelter, true enough


      The Israeli left Pollard in the street. Out in the cold, as it were.
      Denied him, and all responsibility for or to him.

      Which is typical of the Israeli.

      A government that venerates suicide.
      Murders its own, to the tune of 20,000 Jews killed each year.
      If the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is a reliable reference source.

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  2. US Drone strikes Continue in Pakistan despite PM Nawaz Sharif’s UN Protest (Serle)

    Posted on 10/13/2013 by Juan Cole

    Jack Serle writes at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism

    The CIA launched four attacks [on Pakistan in September] – the second most attacks in one month so far this year. At least 16 people were killed in these attacks – none of them reportedly a civilian. This was the ninth consecutive month without a confirmed civilian casualty.

    Six killed in the first strike of the month on September 6 were named (Ob322). Among them was Mullah Sangeen Zadran – an alleged commander in the Haqqani Network and reportedly the Afghan Taliban’s ‘shadow governor’ in Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

    Analyst Saifullah Mahsud said the US had ‘scored really big’ by killing Zadran. Though he was second-in-command to Haqqani patriarch Sirajuddin Haqqani, he ‘was running the show, practically’.

    The final two strikes came less than 24 hours apart. The first, on September 29, hit two days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the UN General Assembly drone strikes violate his country’s borders. He added that the civilian casualties from the strikes are ‘detrimental to our resolve and efforts to eliminate extremism and terrorism from Pakistan’.

    The leading political parties demonstrated that resolve on September 9 by endorsing Sharif’s plan to start peace talks with the Pakistan Taliban, the TTP. But a series of bloody attacks in the following weeks may threaten that unanimity. A week after the announcement Major General Sanaullah Khan, Pakistan Army commander in Swat, was killed by a roadside bomb. The TTP claimed responsibility.

    On September 22 an horrific suicide bombing killed more than 80 people. They were worshiping in a church in Peshawar when two bombers detonated inside the building. An armed group, Jundallah, claimed the attack as revenge for US drone strikes. The TTP, an alliance of armed groups, disowned the attack three days later. It declared Jundallah was not a member group.

    The church attack was a significant blow to Sharif’s hopes for talks with the Taliban. According to US news wire McClatchy, Sharif said: ‘We had proposed peace talks with the Taliban in good faith but . . . because of this attack, the government is unable to move forward with what it planned and envisaged.’

    On September 27 an Ansarul Mujahideen attack killed as many as 20 people on a bus in Peshawar. The group emerged earlier this year with the stated aim of avenging civilians killed in drone strikes, The News reported. And Peshawar was hit for a third time on September 29 when a TTP car bomb detonated in one of the city’s markets. The blast killed as many as 42 men women and children, 17 reportedly from one family.

    Pakistan Summary:

    Total CIA strikes in September: 4
    Total killed in strikes in September: 16-24, of whom 0 were reportedly civilians

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    1. I wonder if Nawaz is related to Omar?

      Omar was Egyptian.

      I did not know that until now.

      Handsome Devil.

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    2. In his younger days.

      Later, he took on a Zombie-Like Look.

      ...like the rest of us.

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  3. Musharraf has been arrested again.

    He ought to move to the United States.

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/10/20902288-pakistan-arrests-former-president-musharraf-again?lite

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    1. Don't know of course but doubt he was behind Bhutto getting blown away.

      I always kinda liked the guy for some reason.

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    2. Dimwit, the Pakistani won't let him leave Pakistan.

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    3. But, then, I like Charlie Rangel too.

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    4. He could have left earlier Whack.

      He will probably have another chance. Probably be out on bail again.

      How is that Federal prosecution of Zimmerman going?

      Can you give us an update?

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    5. He is currently under arrest for the murder of Bhuto, you dimwitted fool.
      He has been arrested for ...
      .... for the crime of being the President of Pakistan and Chief of the Pakistan Army at the time the Red Mosque in Islamabad was cleared of defiant hard core militants, extremists, terrorists and abductors through a Government authorized military operation,"

      Over 100 dead, in that deal.

      One the charge of having Bhutto murdered ...
      ...Musharraf faces murder trials in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and a Baloch tribal leader, and has received bail in both cases.

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    6. The fella, Musharraf, was a fascist dictator that deposed the elected government of Pakistan, he had his political opponents killed or imprisoned, little wonder the fascist Farmer Fudd would have warm spot for him.

      Fascist pigs wallowing in the muck and slime, together.

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    7. You'd think Fudd would do a better job of hiding his ignorance.
      But then he'd not be Fudd, would he?

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    8. I know what he was arrested for, and I doubt he was involved with Bhutto's murder. Maybe.


      "defiant hard core militants, extremists, terrorists and abductors' - he cleared 'em out. I like guys like that. You like the hard core militants, the extremists, terrorists and abductors.

      heh

      I like the idea of the Egyptian military running Egypt rather than your buds the Muslim Brotherhood, too.

      You really should have paid some child support for you Salvadoran son, Whack. Not having done so, you can't call him Whackadoodleson.

      No one will believe you no matter how you answer. You lied already hundreds of times too many.

      That Salvadoran lady wasn't crazy, as you claim. She got the hell out. And if she really was crazy it shows a hell of a poor judgement on your part. If she really was crazy she couldn't have given consent.

      heh

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    9. “A truth that's told with bad intent
      Beats all the lies you can invent.”

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  4. Zimmerman is still without his pistol.
    It is still "In Evidence", pending further Federal investigation.

    When he gets the gun back, he'll be in the clear, until then, he is still a suspect.

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    1. From he looks of things, Zimmerman may well be dead before Eric holder returns an indictment.

      The Florida Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Zimmerman Aug. 19 "for window tint that was too dark, as well as a tag cover that was placed over his tag," Sgt. Kim Montes told the Orlando Sentinel.

      According to WESH, the Trayvon Martin shooter told the officer that he "had the windows tinted because he's been receiving death threats."


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    2. If the Federals are as biased and bigoted as the fascist Farmer Fudd has said that they are ...
      Well then, you'd think that even a Fudd would expect a "Show Trial" of Mr Zimmerman.
      Since it is obvious he thinks the Federals will not prosecute ...
      ..... it must mean that Eric Holder is not as bad as he was portrayed.

      Wish the Fascist Fudd would make up his mind about Obama and Holder.
      One day they are the worse of politicians
      The next they are dong their jobs, least as well as could be expected.

      Looking at the evidence, letting the evidence, not their FEELINGS guide their decisions.

      Which is it, Farmer Fudd.
      Are Holder and Obama righteous public servants, or racists using the "System" to advance their class warfare agenda?

      You have claimed both, at this point.
      Which shall it be?

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    3. Has Harry Callahan met Maggie Stiefvate?

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    4. Somebody should build a computer using billions of ant brains hooked up in massively parallel arrays.

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    5. See, the thing is, they got no case, the Feds, against Zim. I know that's really really hard for some to comprehend.

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    6. For instance, he was raised in a multi-cultural family himself. He tutored black kids. Everyone that knew him have already stated he hadn't a racist bone in his body. They got no case.

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    7. Who needs a case?

      There is no case to be made for Obamacare.

      Or shutting down the Grand Canyon.

      Or miles of ocean off Florida.

      Or the WWII Memorial.

      Or...

      You name it.

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    8. Joe The Plumber: 'Wanting A White Republican President Doesn't Make You Racist,' It 'Makes You American'

      Moron.

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    9. So there you have it, Doug, Farmer Fudd knows that Eric Holder and Barack Obama are honest and forthright, that they would never abuse their office or authority.

      That's our fascist Farmer Fudd, loyal Obama man, to the end of time.

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    10. desert ratSun Oct 13, 10:41:00 AM EDT
      So there you have it, Doug, Farmer Fudd knows that Eric Holder and Barack Obama are honest and forthright, that they would never abuse their office or authority.
      That's our fascist Farmer Fudd, loyal Obama man, to the end of time.


      It's quite the show watching Rat argue with himself and of course always win his own arguments.

      It's amazing case of self absorption.

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    11. Maggie Stiefvater,Sun Oct 13, 11:25:00 AM EDT


      “It's all you think about, all you talk about, and all you want us to talk about.
      What in the world would we call something like that?
      Oh, yeah! An obsession!”

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    12. Maggie Stiefvater,Sun Oct 13, 11:25:00 AM EDT

      “It's all you think about, all you talk about, and all you want us to talk about.
      What in the world would we call something like that?
      Oh, yeah! An obsession!”


      Please count the number of posts that Deuce and Rat talk about Israel, aipac, zioinists, Jews, jewish abortions and such.

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    13. Zimmerman has a pistol and may conceal carry. Do recall, he was declared innocent of murder by a jury of his peers. Try as they might, the prosecutors could not even make a case for littering.

      Having been in Florida at the time, I was able to watch much of the trial because the biased media carried nothing else during business days. There were times when I thought Mel Brooks was writing the script, it was that funny..

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    14. That is all true, allen, but the fact remains that the Federals still are holding the gun Zimmerman used in the killing of Mr Martin.
      They are holding the pistol pending Federal prosecution of Mr Martin.
      When there is no longer a possibility of Federal prosecution, the weapon will be returned to Mr Martin

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    15. With regards to ...

      Please count the number of posts that Deuce and Rat talk about Israel, aipac, zioinists, Jews, jewish abortions and such.

      There are five subjects listed, not one...

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    16. Please count the number of posts that Deuce and Rat talk about Israel, aipac, zioinists, Jews, jewish abortions and such.



      "What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.





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    17. It's really one subject, Maggie.

      Zim's trial was a political trial.

      I believe, though haven't seen anything about it lately, Zim's lawyer was filing some sort of action against the prosecutor - the new one, the first one declined to prosecute - for, can't think of the term, reckless prosecution or whatever.

      Like Allen says, it was entertaining in its way.


      Ah, I think the term is malicious prosecution.

      And, the Judge was mostly a farce.

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    18. Those are five distinct subjects that ere listed, not one. The ability to count is fundamental to a real discussion.

      Not listed in the litney of subjects often discussed by Deuce and desert rat ....
      Th NSA, the Federal Reserve, Federal Energy policy, Federal spending. US hegemony.

      Now would you, Anonymous, classify those as one subject or five?

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    19. Remember, Anonymous, the ability to count is fundamental to a real conversation.

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    20. I would certainly submit tha the subject of US aid to Israel is distinct from the subject of the Cheif Rabbinate of Israel claiming that the secular state of israel is murdering 20,000 Jes each year, and has done so every year of the 21st century.

      It is a different subject than a foreign agency, AIPAC, masquerading as a US political action committee.

      It is certainly distinct from the Israeli pursuing the precepts and policies of Apartheid in Palestine.

      All are distinct subjects that the supports of an Israel-First mentality never wish to address, so they employ their version of the Hegelian Dialectic in response.

      Obsessed, as they are, with the supposed character of desert rat, a cartoon avatar.

      Analogous to State Farm trying to "beat" Gieco, by claiming the gecko is an Australian and thus, not a worthy insurance agent.

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    21. All are distinct subjects that the SUPPORTERS of an Israel-First mentality never wish to address, so they employ their version of the Hegelian Dialectic in response.

      It is a shame boobie died, he would have made for a nifty proof reader.

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    22. So the truth comes out.

      Rat is obsessed with EVERYTHING that concerns a Jew, Israel, AIPAC, Jewish Women's Health, Zionism and more.

      Maybe rat should take a trip for once in his life to actually see with his eye's his obsession.

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  5. China’s official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government.

    Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, prisoner torturer and meddler in others' affairs, and said the 'Pax Americana' was a failure on all fronts.

    The official news agency of China, which is seen as the pretender to the world's superpower crown, then rubbed in more salt, calling American economic pre-eminence just a seeming dominance.

    "As US politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanised world," the editorial said.

    It asks why the self-declared protector of the world is sowing mayhem in the financial markets by failing to resolve political differences over key economic policy.

    "... the cyclical stagnation in Washington for a viable bipartisan solution over a federal budget and an approval for raising debt ceiling has again left many nations' tremendous dollar assets in jeopardy and the international community highly agonised," the agency said.

    It is not the first time Chinese leadership and newspapers have criticised Washington over a policy paralysis that threatens to devalue its dollar assets.

    According to US Treasury Department data, China is the biggest foreign owner of US Treasuries at $1.28 trillion as of July. Besides, China also holds close to $3.5 trillion of dollar-denominated assets.

    A US debt default and consequent credit downgrade would significantly erode the value of China's holdings.

    As the first step in creating a de-Americanised world, all nations must try to shape an international system that respects the sovereignty of all nations and ensures the US keeps out of the domestic affairs of others, Xinhua said.

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    1. Well, the thing is, you can't create a world from a central Politburo. Been tried.

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    2. We should Help them do that, with, say, a 20% Import Tariff on Chinese manufactured goods. See how that works out.

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    3. They remind me of a junkie saying, "Stop me before I shoot up again!"

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    4. It is analogous to the "Tea Baggers" and the Republican Party ...

      No matter how they are reviled and disrespected by the leadership of the GOP

      Where else are the Baggers gong to go?

      There are no other players that Charlie Chi-com can game.

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  6. Think what you will of the blogmeister, it's a fact that one of the best, if not the very best, comment threads, day in and day out, in the universe is at Paul Krugman's blog. I just had to copy, and repost this comment. I don't know why; I just had to. :)

    Cynical; or learning from dogs. Fundamental to today's socio-economy. Dogs do eat each other. But they like to eat smaller than themselves. So true plutocrats want to shrink, and weaken their prey to make it easier to gobble.

    Canids in a pack will pursue a herd, until they can determine who is the weakest among the potential dinners. Then they will focus on that one, and try to make it circle about, allowing pack members who cut the cord to get to the exhausted prey without much effort.

    I have seen African lions use the same tactic, reinforced by their knowledge of the landscape at hand.

    Plutocrats have an advantage on lions, dogs and hyenas. They can make their prey sick (say by depriving them of health care).

    Plutocrats can also make their prey weak, by depriving them of employment. Plutocrats can even persuade their prey that it is in their best interest to serve the masters who want to dominate, subjugate, play and eat them.

    So, indeed, studying dogs and especially a dog eat dog society, is fundamental to economics. Actually, ecology primes economics, since before managing a house, one better understand its logic. And right now, the logic is that of the jungle.
    http://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/rewilding-us/

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    1. As opposed to Krugman World, where humanity is a herd. The shepherd still takes his cut in lamb chops, just like the dogs, but at least there's the perception that everything is fair.

      The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
      He makes me down to lie.
      Through pastures green He leadeth me
      The silent waters by.
      With bright knives He releaseth my soul.
      He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places.
      He converteth me to lamb cutlets.
      For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.

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    2. Robert Anton WilsonSun Oct 13, 11:10:00 AM EDT


      “The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.”


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    3. Robert Anton Wilson

      28 August 2003 e.v.

      After refusing many pleas to run for governor, I have reconsidered and now enter the race as an unofficial write-in candidate. After all, why should I remain the ONLY nutcase in California who ain't running?
      My party, the Guns and Dope Party, invites extremists of both right and left to unite behind our shared goals of:

      1. Get those pointy-headed Washington bureaucrats off our backs and off our fronts too!
      2. Guns for everybody who wants them; no guns for those who don't want them
      3. Drugs for everybody who wants them; no drugs for those who don't want them
      4. Freedom of choice, free love,free speech, free Internet and free beer
      5. California secession -- Keep the anti-gun and ant-dope fanatics on the Eastern side of the Rockies
      6. Lotsa wild parties every night by gun-toting dopers
      7. Animal protection -- Support your right to keep and arm bears
      More position papers will follow; we know at least 69 good positions.



      Yep it's the Rat's folk

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    4. TeresitaSun Oct 13, 08:52:00 AM EDT
      As opposed to Krugman World, where humanity is a herd. The shepherd still takes his cut in lamb chops, just like the dogs, but at least there's the perception that everything is fair.

      The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
      He makes me down to lie.
      Through pastures green He leadeth me
      The silent waters by.
      With bright knives He releaseth my soul.
      He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places.
      He converteth me to lamb cutlets.
      For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.



      Amazing how one can hate the Hebrew Scripture so much and yet post it day after day.

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    5. “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”


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    6. Robert Anton WilsonSun Oct 13, 11:50:00 AM EDT

      Robert Anton Wilson
      Bibliography
      Fiction

      The Sex Magicians (1973)
      The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975) (with Robert Shea)
      The Eye in the Pyramid
      The Golden Apple
      Leviathan
      Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy (1979–1981)
      The Universe Next Door
      The Trick Top Hat
      The Homing Pigeons
      Masks of the Illuminati (1981)
      The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles
      The Earth Will Shake (1982)
      The Widow's Son (1985)
      Nature's God (1988)

      Autobiographical and philosophical trilogy

      Cosmic Trigger Trilogy
      Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (1977)
      Cosmic Trigger II: Down to Earth (1992)
      Cosmic Trigger III: My Life After Death (1995)

      Plays and screenplays

      Wilhelm Reich in Hell (1987)
      Reality Is What You Can Get Away With (1992; revised edition—new introduction added—1996)
      The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1997)

      Non-fiction

      Playboy's Book of Forbidden Words (1972)
      Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits (1973)
      The Book of the Breast (1974)
      Neuropolitics (1978) (with Timothy Leary and George Koopman)
      The Game of Life (1979) (with Timothy Leary)
      Prometheus Rising (1983)

      The New Inquisition (1986)
      Natural Law, or Don't Put a Rubber on Your Willy (1987)

      Neuropolitique (1988) (with Timothy Leary & George Koopman) revision of Neuropolitics
      Sex, Drugs and Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits (1988) revision, with new introduction, of Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits
      Ishtar Rising (1989) revision of The Book of the Breast
      Quantum Psychology (1990)
      Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups (1998) (with Miriam Joan Hill)
      TSOG: The Thing That Ate the Constitution (2002)

      Essay collections

      Email to the universe and other alterations of consciousness (2005) collection of essays and new material
      Coincidance: A Head Test (1988) essays and new material
      The Illuminati Papers (1980) collection of essays and new material
      Right Where You Are Sitting Now (1983) collection of essays and new material

      Editor

      Semiotext(e) SF (1989) (anthology, editor, with Rudy Rucker and Peter Lamborn Wilson)
      Chaos and Beyond (1994) (editor and primary author)

      Discography

      A Meeting with Robert Anton Wilson (ACE) cassette
      Religion for the Hell of It (ACE) cassette
      H.O.M.E.s on LaGrange (ACE) cassette
      The New Inquisition (ACE) cassette
      The H.E.A.D. Revolution (ACE) cassette and CD
      Prometheus Rising (ACE) cassette
      The Inner Frontier (with Timothy Leary) (ACE) cassette
      The Magickal Movement: Present & Future (with Margot Adler, Isaac Bonewits & Selena Fox) (ACE) Panel Discussion – cassette
      Magick Changing the World, the World Changing Magick (ACE) Panel Discussion – cassette
      The Self in Transformation (ACE) Panel Discussion – cassette
      The Once & Future Legend (with Ivan Stang, Robert Shea and others) (ACE) Panel Discussion – cassette
      What IS the Conspiracy, Anyway? (ACE) Panel Discussion – cassette
      The Chocolate-Biscuit Conspiracy album with The Golden Horde (1984)
      Twelve Eggs in a Basket CD
      Robert Anton Wilson On Finnegans Wake and Joseph Campbell (interview by Faustin Bray and Brian Wallace) (1988) 2 CD Set Sound Photosynthesis
      Acceleration of Knowledge (1991) cassette
      Secrets of Power comedy cassette
      Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything: or Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance (July 30, 2005) Sounds True ISBN 1-59179-375-0, ISBN 978-1-59179-375-5

      Filmography
      Actor

      Túneis da Realidade, Os (a.k.a. Who Is the Master Who Makes the Grass Green?) (1996) Edgar Pêra (Portugal)
      Manual de Evasão (September 16, 1994) Edgar Pêra (Portugal)

      Writer

      Wilhelm Reich in Hell (2005) (Video) Deepleaf Productions

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    7. Robert Anton WilsonSun Oct 13, 11:52:00 AM EDT

      Robert Anton Wilson ...

      Himself

      Children of the Revolution: Tune Back In (2005) Revolutionary Child Productions
      The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick (2001) TKO Productions
      23 (1998) (23 – Nichts ist so wie es scheint) Claussen & Wöbke Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)
      Arise! The SubGenius Video (1992) (V) (a.k.a. Arise! SubGenius Recruitment Film #16) The SubGenius Foundation (USA)
      Borders (1989) Co-Directions Inc. (TV documentary)
      Fear In The Night: Demons, Incest and UFOs (1993) Video – Trajectories
      Twelve Eggs in a Box: Myth, Ritual and the Jury System (1994) Video – Trajectories
      Everything Is Under Control: Robert Anton Wilson in Interview (1998) Video – Trajectories

      Documentary

      Maybe Logic: The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson, a documentary featuring selections from over 25 years of Wilson footage, released on DVD in North America on May 30, 2006.

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  7. I guess I'm just going totally "klepto" this morning. I lifted this comment

    Kam says:

    October 12, 2013 at 9:32 am


    Ok, I’ve done some reaserch and it finds out that global oil&gas e&p capex in year 2000 was around 140 billion dollars, 200 billion in 2005, and it is expected to be 678 billion this year. Even taking into account inflation between year 2000, and 2013, the trend is shocking. What it will be in 10 years time?


    This thread

    Peak Oilbarrel dot com

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    1. What hand are you carrying that peak oil torch in, Rufus? The US is set to surpass the former SU in oil production. Even the Oil Drum packed it in. I knew all along that the best cure for oil shortages is high oil prices, which sends signals to the market and incentivizes innovators.

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    2. Here's the deal; The oil and gas industry will spend $678 Billion on e&p capex, to produce the Same amount of oil as they produced in 2012 - approx. 27.6 Billion barrels.

      Does anyone see a problem, here?

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    3. We will get nowhere close to Russia in Oil production. Only when they count Ethanol and Biodiesel, along with stuff like "refinery gain" (which can only be used "in the refinery," do you come close to Russian Production.

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    4. You've added $24.56 to the cost of production of a barrel of oil in just one year. How many years do you suppose that is sustainable?

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  8. Rufus IISun Oct 13, 08:46:00 AM EDT

    I see why you sank into cliptomania. Fascinating. Nature has always been the most honest of teachers. Good takedown by an alpha dog.

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    1. The only "unnatural" part of the analogy is that Plutocrats, unlike most of the rest of the predators (most of the time:) ) kill for Fun, and/or Ego.

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    2. I've seen dogs kill for fun.

      Though it was not other dogs, but chickens that provided them the entertainment.

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    3. :) like I said (most of the time.)

      wolves and cats, also.

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  9. The NYT reports that when Edward Snowden was working as a CIA technician in Geneva in 2009, his supervisor wrote a derogatory report in his personnel file, noting a distinct change in the young man's behavior and work habits, as well as a troubling suspicion that Snowden was trying to break into classified computer files to which he was not authorized to have access. But the red flags went unheeded...

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    1. The CIA has denied the report's accuracy.

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      The NYT reports...

      And still he was hired by the NSA, the world's bestest ever intelligence agency.

      So much for those billions that they waste and our rights that they have abrogated.

      :(

      The same NSA/CIA/FBI/(add your own acronym) have been reported on for years before Snowden and it prompted no reaction since the info was simply ignored or denied by the offending agencies. While the same agencies still ignore or deny, Snowden provided the 'proof' of their crimes and their lies.

      Snowden is a whistleblower not a spy. Unlike Pollard or Manning, there is no evidence he was paid for the information he provided and was published.

      The man is a hero, albeit a tragic one. Tragic not in the sense of what he has given up or lost but in the sense that the sheeple he has awakened likely will soon fall back into their silent grazing.

      Only the sheeple, or those with loyalty to an organization rather than to the Constitution would think otherwise, IMO.

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    3. Those would the fascists in our society, Q.

      Whether writ large, like General Clapper, or small like Farmer Fudd..

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    4. Robert A. HeinleinSun Oct 13, 11:04:00 AM EDT


      "Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."


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  10. Earlier this month, the UCSD chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at the Jacobs School of Engineering conducted a hot fire test for a 3D-printed metal rocket engine at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in California's Mojave Desert. This is the first such test of a printed liquid-fueled, metal rocket engine by any university in the world and the first designed and printed outside of NASA.

    Meanwhile, the Fed is busy printing little green pieces of paper, and China is bitching about their overstock of same.

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  11. http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardfinger/2013/09/20/the-federal-reserve-is-making-a-big-mistake/

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  12. http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardfinger/2013/10/04/the-u-s-debt-ceiling-fallacy-agreement-or-not-there-will-be-no-default/

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  13. Social Security Cost of Living Increase to be about 1.5% this year. That's historically very low, even lower than the 1.7% last year.

    The rampant inflationists have missed this one, big time. How they expected "rampant inflation" during a time of falling median income I've never understood.

    anyways,

    Historically low COLA

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    1. Let me play with the numbers and I will give you any rate of inflation you want. Anyone going to the grocery regularly can trace the non-existent inflation; but thats right, the cost of food is no longer part of the CPI.

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    2. Yes, the cost of food IS part of the CPI.

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    3. You should have read the article before commenting on it.

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    4. Nearly 58 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children get Social Security benefits. The average monthly payment is $1,162. A 1.5 percent raise would increase the typical monthly payment by about $17.....
      ....
      By law, the cost-of-living adjustment is based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or CPI-W, a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It measures price changes for food, housing, clothing, transportation, energy, medical care, recreation and education.

      The COLA is calculated by comparing consumer prices in July, August and September each year to prices in the same three months from the previous year. If prices go up over the course of the year, benefits go up, starting with payments delivered in January.

      This year, average prices for July and August were 1.4 percent higher than they were a year ago, according to the CPI-W.

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    5. Several economists said there were no dramatic price swings in September to significantly increase or decrease the projected COLA. That means the projection shouldn't change by more than a few tenths of a percentage point, if at all.

      Polina Vlasenko, a research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, projects the COLA will be between 1.4 percent and 1.6 percent.

      Her projection is similar to those done by others, including AARP, which estimates the COLA will be between 1.5 percent and 1.7 percent. The Senior Citizens League estimates it will be about 1.5 percent.

      Lower prices for gasoline are helping to fuel low inflation, Vlasenko said.

      "In years with high COLA's, a lot of that had to do with fuel prices and in some cases food prices. Neither of those increased much this year," Vlasenko said. "So that kept the lid on the overall increase in prices."

      Gasoline prices are down 2.4 percent from a year ago while food prices are up slightly, according to the August inflation report. Housing costs went up 2.3 percent and utilities increased by 3.2 percent.

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    6. Medical Costs up about 2.5%. That's got to be the lowest in many, many (maybe, 50) years.

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    7. i would acknowledge that the government does "weight" the various factors going into the CPI, and that there could be manipulation of those "weights" within the basket, used to "steer" the number lower.

      But I would also acknowledge that the weighting changes were made a number of years ago.

      I do not know of any changes in the formulation of the basket of goods used to generate the CPI-W since June of 2012.
      Do you?

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    8. Also, with the price of corn falling about 35% over the last year

      corn futures

      And, a similar Wheat chart

      Wheat

      lower costs should be showing up at the supermarket, soon.

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    9. As for the weighting: it is done in full public view, and I haven't heard of much going on in that dept.

      And, inasmuch as those people are twenty, and thirty year federal employees (some that vote Democratic, some that vote Republican) that have seen numerous "administrations" come and go, I would be really skeptical of any tin-foil hatters claiming "book-cooking."

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    10. You can exclude food and energy or what have you, but it's still accounts payable, and that's money that Joe Sixpack doesn't have in his wallet to keep the consumer-based house of cards standing.

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    11. From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

      "Should food and energy prices ever be included in measures of inflation?

      If economists were to look only at measures of inflation that include expenditures on food and energy, which would include their more-sensitive price fluctuations, they may be fooled into believing that general prices are rising or falling more rapidly than they really are."

      http://www.frbsf.org/education/publications/doctor-econ/2004/october/core-inflation-headline

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    12. I don't know where you people come up with this "excluding food and energy" stuff. Food and Energy ARE INCLUDED in the CPI.

      There Is a metric, published, called "core cpi," that excludes food and energy, but, when used, it is identified as "Core CPI."

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    13. Core CPI[edit]
      The core CPI index excludes goods with high price volatility, such as food and energy. This measure of core inflation systematically excludes food and energy prices because, historically, they have been highly volatile and non-systemic. More specifically, food and energy prices are widely thought to be subject to large changes that often fail to persist and do not represent relative price changes. In many instances, large movements in food and energy prices arise because of supply disruptions such as drought or OPEC-led cutbacks in production. This was introduced in the early 1970s when food and especially oil prices were quite volatile, and the Fed wanted an index that was less subject to short term shocks. However, on January 25, 2012, the Fed announced they would stop using the core CPI and rely instead on the Personal consumption expenditures price index.[3]
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Consumer_Price_Index

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    14. The fact is, over the course of a year or so they all start to track each other pretty closely.

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    15. Although, admittedly, you can get some pretty large spikes in CPI in periods of "Extreme Oil Shocks."

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    16. Two measures of inflation are often reported: core CPI, which does not include food and energy cost, and non-core CPI, which includes everything. Core CPI is important because this is what the Federal Reserve looks at to decide whether or not to raise the Fed funds rate. The Fed uses the core CPI because food, oil and gas prices are so volatile and the Fed's tools are so slow-acting. Therefore, inflation could be high if gas prices have risen, but the Fed won't react until those increases trickle through to the prices of other goods and services.

      http://useconomy.about.com/od/economicindicators/p/CPI.htm

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    17. The all-items inflation rate represents everything people spend money on: haircuts, plane tickets, medical care, clothes -- you name it. But, that number is puffed up by the pesky necessities -- food and energy. So those two categories are discarded when calculating the core inflation rate.

      http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/is-inflation-higher-than-you-think-1.aspx

      Theoretically, the core inflation rate more accurately reflects the increase in costs without factoring in the capricious nature of weather and political winds that impact food and fuel costs.

      "Food and energy prices are quite random," says Hampel. "Usually our best guess of inflation going forward for the next few months is anchored at the core rate."



      Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/is-inflation-higher-than-you-think-1.aspx#ixzz2hdPJLPG0
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    18. Rufus, My point is that the government cooks the books. Some "experts" see it, others don't.

      I am not an economist. But I do know that the price of groceries have not been volatile; they have been rising steadily for at least a year.

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    19. The Fed uses the core CPI because food, oil and gas prices are so volatile and the Fed's tools are so slow-acting.

      No shit. They've had interest rates at zero for five years now.

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  14. http://www.freep.com/article/20131013/NEWS06/310130056/Individual-polices-being-dropped-Obamacare-Michigan

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  15. The fascist, Farmer Fudd has told us that the Federal government should just start cutting expenditures,
    everything but "defense", until the Federal budget goes into surplus ....

    early 58 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children get Social Security benefits. The average monthly payment is $1,162.
    A 1.5 percent raise would increase the typical monthly payment by about $17.....


    1,162 plus 17, that'd be an average of $1,179 per recipient per month.

    The fascist Farmer Fudd Program would necessitate those 58 million Americans taking a "real" cut of ...

    FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS
    The average Social Security payment dropping to $779 per month.

    Let's see how that plays in Peoria, aye

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    1. But the very same Farmer Fudd told us that to cut the $1 billion dollar payments to farmers would devastate agricultural America,

      That it was an essential part of the Federal government's responsibilities, to pay the farmers for their fallow fields.
      That those payments were in the National Interest of the United States and should never be eliminated
      That those Federal dollars should not even be reallocated to other types of agricultural subsidies.

      If "defense" spending was not cut by a third, that USDA $1 Billion dollar subsidy to American "farmers", it'd have to "Go Away"

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    2. The choice you're giving voters is between free stuff and no free stuff. It's a no-brainer which way they'll vote. But Farmer Bob knows farms and economies are machines and there ain't so perpetual motion.

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    3. Dwight D. EisenhowerSun Oct 13, 03:11:00 PM EDT


      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history."


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    4. Ike was the original RINO. Just ask Pork Rinds for Allah about the '56 tussle.

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    5. Eisenhower later apologized to the British and French, believing he had made a mistake in 1956. There is no record of him having apologized to Israel.

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    6. .

      Mine was a quick check through google but I couldn't find any reference to Eisenhower apologizing to anyone over Suez.

      I would be interested in the context to see if in fact he thought he had a mistake or was merely trying to play the part of a good winner. He seemed to think he was right at the time.

      Do you have a link?

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    7. I have no recollection of any Ike regrets over Suez

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    8. You need counseling, rat. I say this not because I like you. You are not likable. But as one human being to another, you need counseling.

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      Ike was the original RINO

      Nonsense. The current band of idiots are the real RINOs. Retrograde Ideologues Nonsensically Obtuse.

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    10. You must think I'm joking, Quirk. Look at the political map for Ike.

      ElectoralCollege1952.svg

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      I don't think you are joking, T.

      But perhaps I don't understand the point you are trying to make.

      'IKE was a RINO, Republican in name only?' I don't get it.

      Your map only shows me that Stevenson wasn't very popular.

      I think I still have my 'I Like Ike' button stashed away somewhere.

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  16. Farmer Fudd has advocated targeting the farm programs to working farmers, particularly the young ones. Net worth should apply. Without some price supports, which aren't being used right now as far as I know, being mostly out of farming, you do get wild price swings, bankruptcies and the inability to plan ahead.

    So, again Whackadoodle is talking out his ass.

    He would be better off sending a little child support money to his kid in Salvador and quit mouthing off here so much.

    He calls me a fascist. This is really really funny as a couple years ago he was calling me a follower of Liberation Theology, a Christian liberationist, and a communist.

    Wish he would make up his mind but we all know by now he has no mind to make up and no one takes him seriously anyway.

    Even Quirk has now said he is a liar, misrepresenter, and is a fraud.

    Good enough for me.

    Fudd

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  17. In the tech world, FUDD means Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt, and Deception. Microsoft paid SCO to sue everyone who used Linux for $699 just to keep people from switching over to what they knew was a better OS.

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    1. Big Oil has done the same thing with regards to Ethanol.

      Those that have the Gold (and make the rules) love to see the proletarians fussing, and fighting over the small stuff.

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    2. Obviously, I am behind the curve, so why is the price of natural gas rising?

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    3. Mainly because most of the (fracking) nat gas plays require $4.50, or more, per 10,000 cuft to be profitable to drill.

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    4. The price of nat gas is Very weather dependent. We had an exceptionally mild winter in 2011-2012. That drove the price of nat gas all the way down to $1.90kcuft. Obviously, no one drilled wells that they weren't obligated to drill. An extremely cold winter this year could cause quite an event. They don't call nat gas "the widowmaker" for nothing.

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    5. Thanks, Rufus, I must have been recalling the much lower price from 2011-2012.

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    6. What I want to know is why hasn't O'bozo approved that pipeline from Canada?

      Everything he does seems designed to harm the US of A.

      Fudd

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    7. Bill Wattenburg nuclear physicist and all round good guy used to say we burn off enough natural gas up in Alaska to dang run the country. We should bring it down here someway, or sell it from there.

      Used to listen to KGO.

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    8. Big Ethanol’s response to EPA’s possible RFS-rollback: Panic.
      POSTED AT 3:31 PM ON OCTOBER 13, 2013 BY ERIKA JOHNSEN


      In what would be a pretty historical retreat, leaked draft documents last week revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency might actually considering reducing their ethanol-blending requirements for the country’s refiners through the Renewable Fuel Standard as the industry has grown increasingly vocal about the inherent problems of hitting the “blend wall.” The news spread like wildfire through markets and the concerned industries/lobbies, and the EPA was careful on Friday to assure everyone that they have yet to come to a final decision on the matter, via Reuters:

      http://hotair.com/archives/2013/10/13/big-ethanols-response-to-epas-possible-rfs-rollback-panic/

      The big ethanol boys, and the farmers too probably, are up in arms that their private money spigot have turned back a bit.

      Fudd

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    9. Out in ag world, Miss T, Fudd means fertility utilizing direct deposit.

      (all I could think of, will try to do better)

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    10. ...ethanol delivers 25 percent fewer miles per gallon than gasoline with numerous studies showing that ethanol’s corrosive properties damage engines. Increasing the ethanol blend per gallon of gasoline, which is what the EPA is considering, could severely damage older vehicles. Fearing the worse, both auto manufacturers and AAA have come out warning against the new standards...due to the ethanol mandate, every restaurant in the U.S. pays around $18,000 extra for food, inflated prices that are certainly passed to consumers...

      In other words, it's just shifting costs around. Redistributionism.

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    11. Used to listen to KGO.

      Still can, soon as the sun goes down. Hunnert thousand watts do skip.

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    12. That's idiotic, T; you should stick to those things you know.

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    13. Okay, don't go by me.

      WP: "KGO is accessible throughout the western United States east to the Rocky Mountains, and in northern Mexico, southwestern Canada, and Alaska at night. "

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  18. How efficiently would LNG work for storage? Given the considerable risks involved, tankers, containers, etc would need to be placed where the impact of an explosion would be minimized. NYC immediately comes to mind.

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    1. I'm thinking a big tank farm on the Mall in DC.

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  19. It seems to me that the aptly named company, LNG, was talking about building facilities in Mississippi/Louisiana. This was at least a decade ago, so my batteries are a bit low. Their arguments, at the time, seemed compelling enough. However, the attendant risks, such as being located in a hurricane zone, may the whole enterprise iffy.

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    1. In 2012, the country produced an average of almost 66 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day -- more than at any other time in its history. Meanwhile Japan is going off nuclear thanks to Fuckashima. So maybe we need a terminal near Bellingham.

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    2. The United States is a Natural Gas Importer.

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    3. Not for very much longer. Might wanna make the ground in Ferndale shovel ready for a LNG terminal now.

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  20. New organization called SOS - Save Our Subsidies - forming, composed of Big Ethanol/Farmers of all sizes.

    from The Fudd Report



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    1. And WiO will chime in to save his 3 large every year.

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    2. I now recall what Zim;s lawyer is doing. I believe he is suing the State of Florida for the attorney's fees for his firm to defend Zimmerman. The underlying theory is malicious prosecution and prosecutorial misconduct.

      He ought to sue the Judge to for her biased rulings but this is not possible.

      She is a left wing nut case from way back.

      from Fudd Report

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    3. Perhaps he is asking for some damages for Zimmerman too, but I don't know that.

      Fudd

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    4. I will keep you up to speed on anything I discover about the mob bikers/SUV case.

      As I reported before it looks like there is a special law for situations like this -- extraordinary circumstances or some such.

      So far I have not seen any report from any source indicating the biker mob was peacefully assembling to petition the government for redress of grievances, the theory put out by a whacked out poster here.

      Fudd

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    5. When all is said and done, Zimmerman will be a very wealthy man. The malice of NBC comes instantly to mind. As to the States Attorney, her recompense will have to come through the Bar and Florida Supreme Court. He will collect some fees from Florida and possibly damages for malicious prosecution, evidenced by the willful withholding of evidence. Good for George!

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    6. I had forgotten the NBC angle. Yes, he will collect from NBC.

      Thanks.

      Fudd

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    7. Certainly enough to write off a $600 9mm.

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    8. Teresita RedingerSun Oct 13, 09:04:00 PM EDT
      And WiO will chime in to save his 3 large every year.

      Please dont put your words in my mouth.
      I have said it before, I will say it again. I advocate the reduction in all aid to all. I do advocate cutting back of aid to enemies of the USA in even greater numbers. Aid is an all encompassing word that includes but is not limited to direct and indirect cash transfers, subsidies and trade.

      America fuels the cycle that requires Israel to spend more on it's national defense than any other nation, as a percentage of GDP. By supporting the opec oil cartel, America is bled by the OPEC members, stagnates American energy and the economy.

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  21. Want more babies? Column

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/10/13/stop-scaring-pregnant-women-column/2946753/

    For some European countries the idea is too little too late. HOW CIVILIZATIONS DIE (2011). Goodman

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    1. For European countries like Russia it can't happen soon enough.

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    2. Was reading an article about Russia last night. Imploding. Not good for anyone. Alcoholism through the roof. They love that vodka. Highest booze death rate in the world. Drugs too becoming out of control. Was it always thus? Yes, more or less. except for the birth rate.

      Fudd

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    3. Well the important thing is that people think they're a superpower, right?

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  22. FUDD now means Farmers United to Defend Deere, a great American company.

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    1. When you kissed your bride your John Deere cap fell off.

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    2. We got married in the cab of a John Deere 5690 S Series with the enhanced cab.

      http://www.wnif.co.uk/articles/700/1/John-Deere-New-S-Series-includes-worlds-largest-combine/Page1.html

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    3. When we made love the header fell off.

      If this combine is rockin', fergit about knockin'

      She rocked me like the wind and the grain, like a combine wheel, she rocked me with the separator off, she rocked like a south bound train.....

      Fudd

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    4. And if I die on the south forty, at least I will die FREEeeeeeeee....


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4

      Fudd

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  23. The U.S. will pass Russia and Saudia Arabia as the top energy producer in 2013, according to a report by the Energy Information Administration published Oct. 4.

    Read it and weep, oil shorters.

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    1. There's a Lot of difference between "Top Energy Producer," and Top Oil Producer.

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    2. Also, you seem a bit confused about what would make an oil "shorter" happy.

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    3. I'm using your convention, calling me long on oil. That would be short on prices, of course.

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    4. Now, if you will go here

      EIA International Statistics

      you will see that Russia produced 10,305,000 bpd in the last month, June, that they have certified data.

      And, if you will go here

      Same EIA website

      you will see that the U.S. produced 7,201,200 bpd.

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  24. Cruz, Palin Join Protesters To Tear The Barricades Down

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/13/cruz-palin-crowd-wwii-memorial/2975853/

    Fudd

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    1. And, you somehow have the idea that public leaders flagrantly breaking the law is a good thing?

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    3. Not so, but it is ridiculous to have these Memorials shut down with fences.

      I'd think as a Vet you'd agree with Palin, Cruz, and the Veterans.

      Fudd

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    4. Obama has been flagrantly breaking the laws for a long time and you don't seem to care. I could give you a whole list but don't need to as you already know most of the list.

      Fudd

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    5. In contrast to the biker/SUV situation, these people really are assembling peacefully - probably without a permit - to make a political point and seek - peacefully - redress from the government.

      I don't see them beating anyone up. I don't see them raising hell. I don't see them scaring people, etc.

      And I don't see them wearing face masks to mask their identities, nor driving around with hidden license plates.

      Do you?

      Seem well behaved like protesters should be.

      Fudd

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    6. It is not ridiculous to fence off a property of valuable, and some would say "priceless" monuments when there is no one there to guard them.

      I fought for a COUNTRY OF LAWS..

      I didn't fight for the right of some prima donna dipshit politicians to do as they please.

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    7. When they broke down those barricades, they were no longer "well-behaved." They were merely vandals, and law-breakers.

      They should be ashamed of themselves, especially the veterans - no one expects much from politicians, anyway.

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    8. It is my understanding that the memorial was paid for by gifts from the American people. How then is it a government memorial?

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  25. Malala meets the President and, agreeing with Deuce, tells him drone attacks are fueling terrorism -

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/10/11/205176/obama-and-first-lady-meet-with.html

    Fudd

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    1. They weren't under Bush, and they won't again under Cruz. It's only when Democratic Party presidents use drones that they fuel terrorism, for the same reason only Carter, Clinton, and Obama were/are called antichrists by Evangelical nutburgers: Team loyalty.

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    2. Non-sense.

      Bush was called warmonger unceasingly. The Cowboy Killer. AntiChrist. Tyrant. Only the name callers were different.

      Fudd

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    3. While I respect the girl's courage, the fact is that, if we dropped cartoons rather than high explosives, they would be just as angry.

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  26. Many of the pundits who commented on a potential war with Syria had major conflicts of interest that were not disclosed to viewers and readers, according to a new report.

    The study from the Public Accountability Initiative looked at 22 different commentators who made 111 appearances on television or in op-ed pages. PAI said all of them had ties to the defense and intelligence industries, both of which would have benefited from military engagement in Syria. However, these connections were disclosed just 13 times.

    The report made particular mention of Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser to George W. Bush:

    Hadley argued strenuously for military intervention in appearances on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg TV, and authored a Washington Post op-ed headlined "To stop Iran, Obama must enforce red lines with Assad."
    In each case, Hadley's audience was not informed that he serves as a director of Raytheon, the weapons manufacturer that makes the Tomahawk cruise missiles that were widely cited as a weapon of choice in a potential strike against Syria. Hadley earns $128,500 in annual cash compensation from the company and chairs its public affairs committee. He also owns 11,477 shares of Raytheon stock, which traded at all-time highs during the Syria debate ($77.65 on August 23, making Hadley's share's worth $891,189). Despite this financial stake, Hadley was presented to his audience as an experienced, independent national security expert.


    Suprize, Suprize - he wasn't the only one

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    1. It would scare your socks off if you knew the biographies of all these turds Obama is hangs with constantly.

      Not defending Hadley though. Syria is doing well enough in the splitting up department as it is, best leave alone to hopefully continue the process.

      Fudd

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  27. What a discussion i wonder on seeing the post...very good to see all those some post make us to think more..
    keep up..

    get more youtube views

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