Wednesday, December 24, 2008

CEO Salaries of Wall Street

List of CEO Salaries of the CEOs that have been involved or partook of the bailout.

Here is Henry Paulson's 2006 salary when he ran Goldman Sachs: $163,987,000

Homeland Security USA the TV show: Double Plus Good!

Sickening. Just more propaganda to get us use to the new world order. Get us use to having our freedoms trampled having our homes stormed in cases of "mistaken identity".

"In one scene, guns are drawn against a man trying to drive across the U.S.-Mexico border with his family, terrifying his wife and young children, until agents discover it's a case of mistaken identity."

The department saw the show "as a great opportunity to help the American public understand what their government does and what the Department of Homeland Security, the youngest department, does,"

... and help indoctrinate the citizens with government propaganda.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What to expect in the coming days

Okay file this one under conspiracy. I do like how the author provided links to everything. Read it, digest it and think about it. It may sound very conspiratorial, but it's better to stay aware of the possibilities and not have them happen than remain asleep and have the world crumble around you.

More Thug Cops Abusing Citizenry: Killing the Family Pet

Just another example of the Police State we are facing.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Benoit Mandelbrot and Nassim Taleb on the economic collapse

Nassim Taleb and THE Benoit Mandelbrot speak about the economic collapse.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bloomberg issues FOIA Request, Fed says to FO.

In an effort to get information on the recipients of the 2 Trillion dollar bailout, Bloomberg issued a Freedom of Information Request to the Fed in which the Fed promptly told Bloomberg to frag off.

Friday, December 12, 2008

PAUL B. FARRELL: Wall Street's 'Disaster Capitalism for Dummies'

I couldn't have said it better myself.{F63EC448-D9C1-4138-AC18-97BF0FE68EE3}

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Who Profits from the War on Drugs?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dick Cheney Indicted?!!

A Willacy County (Texas) Grand Jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney??


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Revolution Action

Saturday, November 15, 2008

To Reduce The Chances Of Being A Terror Victim

Friday, November 14, 2008

Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012

"The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012."

I really hope he's wrong....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Glenn Greenwald: On Maureen Dowd equating Clinton scandals with Bushes.

"The stain Bill Clinton left on Monica Lewinksy's dress isn't remotely comparable to the stain George Bush and Dick Cheney have left on the Constitution, our political values and our national image -- to say nothing of the indelible bloodstains on their hands."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Peter Schiff on an Obama Presidency

Now that Obama is President-elect things are going to get interesting. With the economy in the crapper, Peter Schiff doesn't think an Obama presidency will be a good a good thing. Let's hope he's wrong, but Mr. Schiff did predict the current crisis.

Friday, October 31, 2008

This is what happens when you don't pay the Thugocracy

Remember Ed Brown from New Hampshire? The guy and his wife were convicted of tax evasion. You can guess how that ended... (

Now it turns out that even helping tax evaders, can land you in prison.

Naomi Klein on Bush and the looting of public wealth

"every day it becomes clearer that the bail-out was sold to the public on false pretences. Clearly, it was never really about getting loans flowing. It was always about doing what it is doing: turning the state into a giant insurance agency for Wall Street, a safety net for the people who need it least, subsidised by the people who will most need state protections in the economic storms ahead."

The Bush Administration and the Federal Government selling the bailout on false pretenses, why does that sound so familiar?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Terrorism laws can be abused to stifle dissent: UN rights expert

This one if from the "No shit?! Really?"/"Glaringly Obvious" file.

"Britain's use of anti-terror laws to freeze the assets of failing Icelandic banks shows how such legislation can be abused for purposes other than originally intended, according to a UN independent expert."

He warned that such practices "can easily be abused for the purpose of curtailing protest opposition (and) demonstrations."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ACLU Demands Information on Military Deployment Within US Borders

Glad to see the ACLU getting involved on the reports that the US military is being deployed with in the US. If these reports are true they would violate the Posse Comitatus Act.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama: Baby eater

Another good article over at Lew Rockwell.

Karen Kwiatkowski: Reflections on the 'Crisis'

"The empire has come home, and it has made us the occupied, the enslaved. Just as the American empire abroad has been motivated and animated by corporate interests, it is so here at home."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Peter Schiff: Not Your Grandfathers Depression

Nice article and a bit of a history lesson by Peter Schiff.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Political Dissent and Terrorism

Great article on recent protests and political dissent in the US. Very Orwellian indeed.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

That's a nice looking parrot.

John Cleese on Sarah Palin:

"Monty Python could have written this."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Government Leviathan: It keeps on growing

As if bailing out and nationalizing a bunch of banks and corporations wasn't enough, Comrade Bush found time in his busy schedule to sign a wicked new anti-piracy law. While Lehman and AIG execs are sunning themselves on the beach drinking Mai Tais, mom and pop are having their their computer seized and taken to court thanks to junior. But don't worry, this really isn't about teenagers downloading mp3s and movies.... it's about organized crime and counterfit car parts. Just ignore the fact that the RIAA and MPAA and creaming themselves right now.

Update: Been reading lots of comment on this and people are saying that the congressional version of this bill was much worse. Lots of democrats involved. I guess it's easy to blame Bush when in reality congress is just as big a threat. As one person has stated "This Congress is our enemy as much as Bush".

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rage Against the Machine

I wonder how long it will take for Americans to wage "revolutionary war against their oppressive U.S. backed government"?

The Fed Is "Unleashing an Inflationary Holocaust'

Found on the Lew Rockwell blog.

Uncle Sam Goddamn

"It's a showtune, but the show ain't been written yet". Hate to break it to ya, it's being written now.

Get back to work slave. We've got a few wars and a corporate bailout to pay for.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans

"There is a constant check to make sure that our civil liberties of our citizens are treated with respect," said President Bush.

Ummm, nooo... you've already taken those away, Mr. Bush.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

McCain: My fellow prisoners...

My fellow prisoners, indeed.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

chillout and nod ya head

Naomi Wolf Interview: Fascism in the US

Very interesting interview with Naomi Wolf:

Brad Sherman on Martial Law:

Troops within the US:

Friday, October 3, 2008

What is Fascism?

As we have the $700 Billion bailout jammed down our throats here's something to ponder as Washington tries to fix the US financial situation.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Senate Passes Bailout

Looks like we're getting this whether we want it or not. Big Brother knows best. From what I've heard and read about this new and improved bailout, it has a lot more porktastic.

VP Debates

Wow... just watching the VP Presidential debates and both are advocating more war and more military interventionism.

Monday, September 29, 2008

House Rejects Bailout Package, 228-205; Stocks Plunge

"Members of both parties, doing a quick political post-mortem, said those who voted no had encountered too much hostility for the bill among their constituents, and were worried that a vote in favor would be political suicide."

You better believe it's political suicide. I will most definitely be voting against my Representative next time around.

Check how your Representative voted:

FAIL: 700 Billion Bailout

This is getting very very interesting.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 Welcome to Nanny State Nation!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Here's Lindsay Beyerstein's photo stream of one of the Bailout protests in NYC.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Great Depression II: WaMu seized by Feds

The Feds seize WaMU!

Friday, September 19, 2008

St. Paul Arrests:

Welcome to the USSA. Here's more on the arrests in St. Paul. Apparently people were being arrested who weren't even protesting!

Plutocratic Kleptocracy

With all the goings on in the financial markets and the Feds attempt to control the market, I've decided to run with James Ostrowski's name for our current regime: Plutocratic Kleptocracy.

"where the rich use the state to steal from the rest of us"

Anyway here are some articles describing all the great things the tax payers get to pay for.

Government program could take hundreds of billions of dollars worth of bad debt off Wall Street's books (and pass it on to the taxpayer).

S.E.C. Temporarily Blocks Short Sales of Financial Stocks (it's not really a free market){25892212-57FF-4F74-B20A-C404BBD13A9D}

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Glenn Greenwald: Privacy for the elite but not for you

Glenn Greenwald points out the hypocrisy of the right wing and our political leaders when their privacy is compromised. Apparently it's okay for the government to spy on the citizenry, but as soon as the privacy of our leaders and the right wing is compromised they start screaming about privacy rights.

Although Glenn doesn't agree with what the Anonymous hackers did, I do and believe one good turn deserve another. These creeps in our government should be exposed for the hypocrite criminals they are.

The Great Depression of '08

I might be over the top on this headline, ehh... what the hell.... EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!
Okay... Now that's off my chest, here are a few articles on what's going on in the market right now:

Lew Rockwell interview on this situation:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bailout: AIG

Looks like the Fed has now bailed out AIG with our tax dollars.

"the bailout is likely to prove controversial, because it effectively puts taxpayer money at risk while protecting bad investments made by A.I.G. and other institutions it does business with."

Just remember, taxation is just another form of slavery.

McCain's Health Tax

There's an interesting Op-ed in the New York Times regarding McCain's proposal for the nation's health care system. Normally this is not something I get into but tend to believe that employer sponsored health care should be a contractual issue between the employee and employer; it's why employers advertise their health plans as a benefit to potential employees. Employer sponsored health care is a way to attract potential employees that might be of benefit to the employer. What is disturbing about McCain's health care plan, according the to the author, is that "McCain health plan would treat employer-paid health benefits as income that employees would have to pay taxes on". Sweet way to get around that whole not raising taxes thing, huh? But wait! Under McCain's proposed health care plan, you would get a tax credit at the end of the year "to help pay for your health care". So if I understand this, the government is basically imposing a health care tax on employer sponsored health care, but will give us a credit to help cover our health care expenses. So the government would be taking with one hand and generously giving back with the other.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Your tax dollars at work.

"About 60 countries get annual military aid from the United States, $4.5 billion a year, to help them buy these American weapons. Israel and Egypt receive more than 80 percent of that aid. The United States has also recently given Iraq and Afghanistan large amounts of weapons and other equipment and has begun to train fledgling military units at no charge" all thanks to the Bush Administration and your tax dollars. Enjoy working and knowing that you are safe, slave.

Emperor Bush and Pakistan

Looks Emperor Bush is screwing around in Pakistan now. Reports from Sept. 11th-12th state that Bush secretly authorized an order to send special forces troops into Pakistan.

The Washington Post is actually calling it The War in Pakistan

Unsurprisingly, the Pakistan government is none to happy about this.

edit: More on the The War in Pakistan:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I've posted on this before, but here it is again. Now the Washington Post is reporting on it.

"The Justice Department will unveil changes to FBI ground rules today that would put much more power into the hands of line agents pursuing leads on national security, foreign intelligence and even ordinary criminal cases. "

U.N. agency eyes curbs on Internet anonymity

Article from CNN about how a U.N. agency "is quietly drafting technical standards, proposed by the Chinese government, to define methods of tracing the original source of Internet communications and potentially curbing the ability of users to remain anonymous. "

Not only is China involved but guess who else has taken the lead in setting technical standards?

"When NSA takes the lead on standard-setting, you have to ask yourself how much is about security and how much is about surveillance," said the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Rotenberg. "You would think (the ITU) would be a little more sensitive to spying on Internet users with the cooperation of the NSA and the Chinese government."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Garrison Keillor takes on the corrupt big government Republicans

Garrison Keillor takes on the lying big government Republicans and the farce that is John McCain's campaign to reform Washington. Great read!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bailout Blues

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dick Cheney wishing you a merry 9-11 day.

Cheney Waits Until Last Minute Again To Buy Sept. 11 Gifts

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Poison Dart

Just a little something to get you pumped up. Has nothing to do with Politics.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Big Brother goes to France

Looks like France is trying to get into the domestic spying game now.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

You know who else had "prisons" in Poland?

We all know that Poland had some pretty infamous "secret jails". Did you know that the CIA also has some as well? Apparently a few Polish agents have come forward to tell of secret CIA prisons in Poland and Romania.

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae: Privatized Profits, Socialized Losses

First Bear Sterns and now this. Once again we see the federal government stepping in where it's not needed. Looks like the feds are going to take control of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (again see last paragraph of article). Chalk up another one for big government intervention.

edit: Ahhh... Looks like Lew Rockwell has already commented on this:

edit #2: I'm really starting to like Happily Oblivious! Check out their comments on Freddie and Fannie

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

UK: Super Nanny State

I've written about this before but here's more information from the gang at redditorial. Looks like the UK might be getting more domestic surveillance. What is incredibly spooky about this is that it's an EU Directive that is being pushed as UK Law. If this passes in the UK, it's only a matter of time until the US gets a full blown version of this (we are practically there anyway). Maybe I'm being a bit conspiratorial, but this just reaks of one world global fascism and the more news reports I read on this kind of stuff it seems to be sweeping the globe. Okay, maybe that was a bit over the top, but just keep an eye out and see which other countries institute programs to spy and track citizens.

Fascism: It's happening, It's here now.

Great article from redditorial.

Monday, September 1, 2008

UK: 1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual

It seems as if I've been beating the Police State/Big Brother drum a lot lately, but when presented with so much overwhelming evidence it's hard not to.

Apparently in Hampshire, city councils are recruiting "environmental volunteers" to spy on anyone who doesn't properly recycle, pickup after their dogs or drops litter. Admittedly, it's pretty irritating when someone doesn't pickup after their dog or litters, but it's a whole separate issue when your neighborhood is filled with busybodies reporting your every move to the police. Who needs CCTV when your neighbor is reporting every little infraction.

For more on the UK big brother state, take a look at this article:

On a slightly separate note, I've been seeing the London Metro Police anti-terrorism posters popping up a lot on the web, and all I have to say is that the UK has turned into a truly terrifying place. How free are the British people when everybody is spying on everybody else?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Updates on the St. Paul/Minneapolis Police Raids

Looks like the NY Times is starting to take notice of the raids in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

For detailed coverage of the raids go to TheUptake:

Glenn Greenwald: Police Raids in Minneapolis coordinated by FBI?

If you don't think we live in a police state now, read this post by Glenn Greenwald and let it sink in for a while. From Glenn's assessment it seems that the FBI was involved in the police attacks in St. Paul. Acts like this on the part of the federal government are not unlike the acts of the Chinese government on its own citizens.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

More on the St. Paul Police Raids

Here's more on the Police Raids in St. Paul.

RFID, Mythbusters and Big Credit

Looks like Mythbusters had planned on doing an episode on RFID and its limitations/hackability/what-have-you. When they met with Texas Intruments, lawyers from AMEX, Visa, Discover, etc, were present. Discovery Channel was told to back down and to not do the episode. Really now? I wonder what Big Credit has to hide? Seems like this would be a great opportuninty for some enterprising individuals.

Take a look at Adam Savage discussing the issue.

Glenn Greenwald: Police Raids in Minneapolis

Holy crap! Right after posting the Lew Rockwell entry, here's Glenn Greenwald talking about police home invasion raids in Minneapolis.

Remember, citizen, you are safe and free here in the United States.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Surveillance State: China, UK , USA?

With all the stories coming out about the CCTV surveillance in the UK and the recent rulings in the US such as FISA and the PATRIOT acts, it's only a matter of time before the US becomes a total and complete Orwellian fascist surveillance state.

Just found this scary little piece about China's high-tech police state.

Denver: Following the money trail

Looks like even big corporate media is not immune to the tactics of the Denver police. I guess when you get to close the political elite you are bound to get burned.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

United Kingdom: Truly a surveillance state

"Not even George Orwell in his most febrile moments could have envisaged a world in which every citizen could be so thoroughly monitored every moment of the day, spied upon, eavesdropped, watched, tracked, followed by CCTV cameras, recorded and scrutinised."

Fascism: It's working exactly the way it is supposed to

More on the Denver protests.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Denver Police State

Been seeing lots of posts and articles about the police presence in Denver. I'm glad to see that we are being protected from those pesky freedoms of speech and assembly.

edit: 08/28:
Local news story on the protester police cages.

Joe Biden and Limited Government by Cato

More on Joe Biden from the Cato Institue's Blog:

George Carlin

They say we need more money for education. That's the big answer to everything, education. They say we need more money for books, more teachers, more classrooms, more schools, and more testing for the kids, and they'll say, well we tried all of that, and the kids still can't pass the tests. Don't worry about that, because we're going to lower the passing grades, and that's what they do in a lot of these schools. They lower the passing grades so more kids can pass - more kids pass, the school looks goods, and the IQ of the country slips another 2 or 3 points. And pretty soon all you'll need to get into college is a pencil. Got a pencil? Then get in there, it's physics!

Then people wonder why 17 other countries graduate more scientist than we do. Education - politicians use that word, they use it on you. Politicians have traditionally hidden behind 3 things: the flag, the bible, and children - no child left behind, no child left behind. Oh, really it wasn't too long ago you were talking about giving children a head start. Head start - left behind, someone's losing ground here, but there's a reason. There's a reason for this. There's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason it'll never ever be fixed - it's never going to get any better, don't look for it, be happy with what you got, because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now. The wealthy big business interests that controls things, and makes all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians, they're irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice - you don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They've long since bought, and payed for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media, so they control just about all the information you get. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying - lobbying, to get what they want.

Well we know what they want. They want more for themselves, and less for everybody else, but I'll tell you what they don't want - they don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that - that doesn't help them. That's against their interests. That's right. They don't want people that are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table, and think about how badly they're getting screwed by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? Obedient workers - Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines, and do that paper work. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and vanishing pension that disappear the minute you go to collect it, and now they're coming for your social security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They'll get it - they'll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this place. It's a big club, and you aint in it. You, and I are not in The Big Club.

By the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think, and what to buy.

The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people: white collar, blue collar it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue (these are people of modest being) - continue to elect these rich douchebags who don't give a fuck about you. They don't give a fuck about you - they don't give a fuck about you. They don't care about you at all - at all - at all, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care.

That's what the owners counted on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that's being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth. It's called the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it.

Joe Biden for Vice Dictator

Glenn Greenwald nails it again! The Democrats have done nothing to reign in the Executive Branch of the US government and why should they? Once they gain power, they will enjoy the same power that the Bush Administration put into place. By choosing Joe Biden, Barack Obama has essentially stated that he will continue with the status quo.

Great article and is definitely worth the read.

Friday, August 22, 2008

US Border Patrol: Keeping us safe one penis pump at a time. (NSFW)

Found this over at Gizmodo. Looks like the FDA has announced that US border agents are to confiscate any "penis enlargers" or "constricting rings". Link to original story.

I'm glad the FDA has decided to employ the help of US border agents, to help protect my penis.
Thank you Uncle Sam!! My Penis Thanks you.

More on the Georgia Fiasco: Lew Rockwell

Good article by Lew Rockwell over at Mises about the Georgia fiasco and role the US played.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

: The hypocrisy of the US government and Perpetual War

"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none."
-- Thomas Jefferson

The hypocrisy of the US government is absolutely astounding. The Bush administration has been chastising the Russians over the Georgian situation, yet sees no problem with the US bombing, occupying and interfering with the internal affairs of other countries. Check out Glen Greenwald's latest over at Salon:

Big Brother: New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers

Looks like the Justice Department is trying to loosen restrictions on the FBI:

"A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the details said Wednesday."

Do we really need to give more power to an already huge monster?

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Once a statist always a statist: Grandpa McCain on Conscription

Apparently McCain thinks bringing back the draft is a good idea.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Big Brother: Citizens' U.S. Border Crossings Tracked

"This database is, in a sense, worse than a watch list," he said. "At least in the watch-list scenario, there's some reason why the name got on the list. Here, the only thing a person does to come to the attention of DHS is to lawfully cross the border. The theory of this data collection is: Track everyone -- just in case."

Under the system, officials record name, birth date, gender, date and time of crossing, and a photo, where available, for U.S. travelers returning to the country by land, sea or air. The same information is gathered about foreign travelers, but it is held for 75 years. -- Greg Nojeim

Governed By Wolves

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. – Edward R. Murrow

I found this quote while doing some searches on libertarianism and tyranny. I'm not sure of the context of Mr. Murrow's quote but felt it stands pretty well on it's own considering the events of the last 8 years. The purpose of this blog is just for me to post links to eyebrow raising articles that I come across and keep the editorializing to a minimum (maybe).