2013: How Christian Delusions Are Driving the GOP Insane

Why aren’t Republicans more frightened of the consequences of a shutdown and default? Part of the reason is magical religious thinking. Why aren’t Republicans more afraid? The entire premise of both the government shutdown and the threats to force the government into debt default is that Democrats care more about the consequences of these actions than the Republicans do. Republicans may go on TV and shed crocodile tears about national monuments being shut down, but the act isn’t really fooling the voters: The only way to understand these fights is to understand that the GOP is threatening to destroy the government and the world economy in order to get rid of Obamacare (as well as a panoply of other right wing demands). Just as terrorists use the fact that you care more about the lives of the hostages than they do to get leverage, Republican threats rely on believing they don’t […] Read More

2005: Death Watch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

By DOUG THOMPSON Oct 21, 2005, 08:12 For all practical purposes, governing the nation has stopped at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as aides deal with an increasingly despondent President, mounting scandals and defecting dissidents from the Ship of State. White House insiders say George W. Bush’s mood swings have increased to the point where meetings with the President must be cancelled, schedules shifted and plans changed to keep a bitter, distracted leader from the public eye. “He’s like a zombie some days, walking around in a trance,” says one aide who, for obvious reasons, asks not to be identified. “Other times he launches into angry outbursts, cussing out anybody who gets near him.” Aides say gallows humor has descended on the White House, where the West Wing is now referred to as “death row” and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, along with Vice Presidential Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, […] Read More

A LETTER ADDRESSED TO "THE SHEEPLE"

A LETTER ADDRESSED TO “THE SHEEPLE” FROM “THE GLOBALIST NEW WORLD ORDER“* (with added details of THE ONLY WAY to DEFEAT the NWO and bring True and Lasting Peace and Justice to Planet Earth) *The original letter (in plain text) was received from an American contact and has not been altered in any way, it purports to come from a New World Order elitist. All notes and references in italics have been added later. Dearest Citizen of the World, I believe the time has come to reveal to you some of the perplexities you have faced in recent decades. It is well for you to understand some of these things so that you might know how to behave in the New Order now taking shape on the earth. We want you to be able to become fully involved and integrated into our new society. After all, this is for […] Read More

FEDERAL INCOME TAX: PROOF OF CONSPIRACY

By: Alan Stang For many weeks, we have been looking at what we realistically might do to save our country from the totalitarian dictatorship that is rapidly suppressing it. We have seen that to have any hope of doing so we must recognize the cause: the conspiracy for world government. Presently, we are demonstrating why that recognition is so important, and we chose an issue for the purpose: the sodomite explosion. We chose that issue because it is so much in the news. We could just as well have chosen the federal income tax. A few days ago, the income tax was in the news again, or, rather, it should have been. It should have been banner headlines across the country – but it wasn’t. Because you are reading these profundities at Etherzone.com, you probably already know what I am talking about, but my guess is that few other […] Read More

FEMA – THE U.S. "SHADOW GOVERNMENT"

More on our old friends at FEMA, those menacing Executive Orders, and the coming “National Emergency.” Aren’t you glad that the power to declare “National Emergencies” or to declare that individuals or groups are “terrorists” rests solely in President Clinton’s wise and selfless hands? Few Americans–indeed, few Congressional reps–are aware of the existence of Mount Weather, a mysterious underground military base carved deep inside a mountain near the sleepy rural town of Bluemont, Virginia, just 46 miles from Washington DC. Mount Weather–also known as the Western Virginia Office of Controlled Conflict Operations–is buried not just in hard granite, but in secrecy as well. In March, 1976, The Progressive Magazine published an astonishing article entitled “The Mysterious Mountain.” The author, Richard Pollock, based his investigative report on Senate subcommittee hearings and upon “several off-the-record interviews with officials formerly associated with Mount Weather.” His report, and a 1991 article in Time […] Read More

Energy Information

The Washington Post, Washington Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, Potomac News, Manassas Journal Messenger and other print radio/TV media outlets will not inform you of this information. The post did respond to another letter. After you read the following information, do you wonder why they won’t inform you? To further illustrate how information is suppressed, during September 2004, email was sent to 119 Talk show host. Neglecting automatic responses, one host responded. When I responded to that host, no response. During 2004-2005 I sent more than 600 email and letters concerning Energy Information. Most people did not respond including my Members of Congress. Several email/letters were to local Washington, D.C. Radio/TV stations; WTOP, WMAL, WJLA NBC and WTTG Need further proof that information is suppressed? See this web site document. You might find the 1980 letter, near the bottom, to an inventor from the (U.S). Commissioner of Patents interesting. The […] Read More

2013: To reform the NSA, fire officials who lie

I saw this at first hand over the Pentagon Papers case: the NSA has a culture of lying. That should be Obama’s first concern The NSA has lied to the Congress, the courts, and perhaps even to the president himself, but no one seems to care. The Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper admitted he lied to Congress about the NSA metadata collection program. He said the NSA had no such program – and then added that that was the least “untruthful” remark he could make. General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, lied in 2012 that the NSA does not hold data on US citizens, and repeated similar misstatements, under oath, to Congress about the program: We’re not authorized to do it [data collection on US citizens], nor do we do it. NSA lawyers lied to secret Fisa court Judges John D Bates and Reggie […] Read More

2012: US Senators call for universal Internet filtering

US senators today made a bipartisan call for the universal implementation of filtering and monitoring technologies on the Internet in order to protect children at the end of a Senate hearing for which civil liberties groups were not invited. Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) both argued that Internet was a dangerous place where parents alone will not be able to protect their children. While filtering and monitoring technologies help parents to screen out offensive content and to monitor their child’s online activities, the use of these technologies is far from universal and may not be fool-proof in keeping kids away from adult material,” Sen. Inouye said. In that context, we must evaluate our current efforts to combat child pornography and consider what further measures may be needed to stop the spread of such illegal material […] Read More

2007: The Alarming Parallels Between 1929 and 2007

Robert Kuttner The American Prospect Wednesday October 03, 2007Testimony of Robert Kuttner Before the Committee on Financial Services Rep. Barney Frank, Chairman U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2007Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee: Thank you for this opportunity. My name is Robert Kuttner. I am an economics and financial journalist, author of several books about the economy, co-editor of The American Prospect, and former investigator for the Senate Banking Committee. I have a book appearing in a few weeks that addresses the systemic risks of financial innovation coupled with deregulation and the moral hazard of periodic bailouts. In researching the book, I devoted a lot of effort to reviewing the abuses of the 1920s, the effort in the 1930s to create a financial system that would prevent repetition of those abuses, and the steady dismantling of the safeguards over the last three decades in […] Read More