Jul 302014

All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos    All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever.

To Summarize the Israeli/Gaza War    10) Hamas’s condition for the end of the war is substantially “life the siege”.

Why are so many parents being arrested?    My own childhood seems to have become illegal.

Israeli police official refutes claim that Hamas kidnapped Israeli teens    The Israeli government knew this while Netanyahu was beating the drums of war.

2,500 Ground Zero Workers Have Cancer    The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year.

85 Super Wealthy People Have More Money Than The Poorest 3.5 Billion Combined    The global economy is structured to systematically funnel wealth to the very top of the pyramid.

Freedom is Neither “Left” nor “Right”    Both “left-wingers” and “right-wingers” were merely two variations on the same collectivist theme.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Where The US Got Its Oil in 2013    Even though the US is a major oil producer, we are an even greater oil consumer.

Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America’s Obsession With Prison    #2 Since 1980, the number of people incarcerated in U.S. prisons has quadrupled.

Six Reasons Why The Government Will Create Inflation    3. It creates a lucratively profitable $500 billion a year hidden tax for the benefit of the US government – a tax which is not understood by voters or debated in elections.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Pennsylvania Cops Single Out Man with Camera, Ordering him Away from Police Abuse Incident    Just another episode is their unending war on the Bill of Rights.

Bretton Woods Cut Down by the BRICS Bank    The IMF and World Bank are essentially the world’s biggest loan sharks.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Brain Scientist Waves Gun Around at Airport    Gun rights nuts.

Airplanes That Carry Other Airplanes    The An-225 has been transporting objects once thought impossible to move by air, such as locomotives and 150-ton generators.

Brave The World    Video du jour.

One night in a jail cell left a Denton, TX man gruesomely wounded    Police state du jour.

Two is Better Than One bigger    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

1-Million-Year-Old Artifacts Found in South Africa    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

The Art of Loving    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Alert Deputy Saves Elderly Man Along Oregon Coast    Heroic cop du jour.

Trial set to start for deputy charged with killing pedestrians    Killer cop du jour.

Video: Israelis in Tel Aviv chanting, “There’s no school tomorrow, there’s no children left in Gaza! Oleh!”    The real terrorists du jour.

Prospect Park — Andrea Allison

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Jul 302014

Israel is facing what many fear could be a point of no return. It must now decide which is the greater danger to its existence: the crude rockets fired from Gaza and immobilized by Israel’s Iron Dome, or the right-wing thugs running through the streets shouting “death to the Arabs” and beating up Israeli Palestinians and Jews protesting Israel’s deplorable and merciless assault on Gaza. Israel is fast slipping into a kind of neo-fascism. Is this what we Jews have learned from our own dreadful experience at the hands of the Nazi fascists, to become like them? We Jews, who suffered so mercilessly under fascism, ought to be especially alert to the danger signs of this menace stalking Israel. But are we?

These are the facts: Israel’s occupation of Gaza and the West Bank is illegal under international law. Period. Full stop. And Israel’s seven-year siege of Gaza is simply occupation by another name. Israel completely controls Gaza from the land, sea, and air, making it the world’s largest outdoor prison. The blockade is responsible for devastating the economy and infrastructure of Gaza’s 1.8 million people who have survived through sheer tenacity under unbearable living conditions. Throughout its illegal blockade, Israel has placed severe limits on critical food and medical supplies – measures that have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, as well as malnutrition, disease, and other severe health risks – all of which have gone unreported in the mainstream media.

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Jul 302014

#9 – Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

It is not the right of property which is protected, but the right to property. Property, per se, has no rights; but the individual—the man—has three great rights, equally sacred from arbitrary interference: the right to his life, the right to his liberty, the right to his property…. The three rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life but deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave. 

—U.S. Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland

Tricky phrases with favorable meanings and emotional appeal are being used today to imply a distinction between property rights and human rights.

By implication, there are two sets of rights—one belonging to human beings and the other to property. Since human beings are more important, it is natural for the unwary to react in favor of human rights.

Actually, there is no such distinction between property rights and human rights. The term property has no significance except as it applies to something owned by someone. Property itself has neither rights nor value, except as human interests are involved. There are no rights but human rights, and what are spoken of as property rights are only the human rights of individuals to property.

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Jul 282014

Israel Losing Support from Its Biggest Ally: American Evangelical Christians    Wake up, Christian slaves!!!

Are We Addicted to Failure?    Like all addicts, Central Planners are confident they can manage the monkey on their back. But this is a self-serving illusion.

For Hospital CEOs, Retirement May Mean Never Having to Lose Your Paycheck    More and more this compensation seems to denote how these organizations have been taken over by insiders who make it a priority to benefit themselves.

Colombia and Mexico: The Wrong Lessons from the War on Drugs    Massive herbicide spraying destroyed coca, but also livelihoods and protected natural areas, and impacted food security, health and the environment.

The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense    The United States, since Israel’s establishment in 1948, has vetoed in the U.N. Security Council more than 40 resolutions that sought to curb Israel’s lust for occupation and violence against the Palestinians.

Upgrade Your Brain: Liquid Hard Drive Implants Could Increase Intellect    In theory, a spoonful of water containing these nanoparticles could store up to a terabytes worth of data.

The Shadow Wars of the 21st Century    The wars of this century are less and less likely to resemble the wars of the last.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Americans Content with Loss of Freedom    Simply put, most Americans are cowards. Yes, the majority prove they are stupid by choice.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

DEA Agents Fail at Intimidating Man Recording Federal Building    Just another episode in their unwavering war on the Bill of Rights.

Why do Israelis continue to kill Palestinians?    Chaya Hatnovich: “There isn’t a more beautiful picture than those of dead Arab children.” Israel is a nation of sociopaths.

It’s time for my annual medical tourism trip to Europe    Symbicort that only gouges Americans by charging us 3.5x what they charge the French. That’s what counts as a “bargain” in Big Pharma-land.

Science’s 10 Inventions that Could Have Changed the World    Video du jour.

Pennsylvania man shot by police during warrant service for parking tickets    Police state #1 du jour.

SWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong Home    Police state #2 du jour.

Cute Coyote Pups Rescued and Cared For    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Tyrannosaur ‘Gangs’ Terrorized Ancient Landscape    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

A Wrong Turn, A Hundred Years Ago    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Waterloo police officer saves boy from canal    Heroic cop du jour.

Pacific Patrol Officer Charged In Drug Thefts    Junkie thieving cop du jour.

Merciless Israeli mobs are hunting Palestinians    The real terrorists du jour.

Crab spider — Bertrand Soula

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Jul 282014

The slickness of Israel’s spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz

Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed.

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Jul 282014

Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” In 2011, the White House ordered the drone-killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial. It claimed this was a legal act it is prepared to repeat as necessary. Given the Fifth Amendment, how exactly was this justified? Thanks to a much contested, recently released but significantly redacted — about one-third of the text is missing — Justice Department white paper providing the basis for that extrajudicial killing, we finally know: the president in Post-Constitutional America is now officially judge, jury, and executioner.

Due Process in Constitutional America

Looking back on the violations of justice that characterized British rule in pre-Constitutional America, it is easy to see the Founders’ intent in creating the Fifth Amendment. A government’s ability to inflict harm on its people, whether by taking their lives, imprisoning them, or confiscating their property, was to be checked by due process.

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Jul 252014

Blood, Treasure and Soul: The Exorbitant Price of the American Empire    A shocking twenty-two US veterans commit suicide every single day, with nearly one active duty soldier suicide per day. This means that there are currently more soldiers taking their own lives than being killed on the battlefield.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Fox News hosts mock and chastise citizens for filming the police    Fake conservatives love the police state.

The Roadmap For Gun Control    These groups don’t really care if they lose a minor battle here and there. They are planning a long term war that might take decades to implement.

America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine    Hitler was as collectivist a thinker about Jews, as Israel’s nazis are about Palestinians.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Report: All But Four Of The High-Profile Domestic Terrorism Plots In The Last Decade Were Crafted From The Ground Up By The FBI    The FBI created threats where none existed.

Violent Attacks on Homeless in Albuquerque Expose City’s Ills    They were charged with murder for acting like a government.

The Rot Within, Part I: Our Ponzi Economy    Very quickly, the number of workers required to keep the Ponzi scheme afloat exceeds the entire workforce.

California Cop Arrests Man for Video Recording “Private Cars” from Public Sidewalk    Just another episode in their unending war against the Bill of Rights.

Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers    Only terrorists worry about privacy.

There Is No Inflation If You Don’t Eat Dairy, Seafood, Fresh Fruit, Pork, Beef/Veal or Eggs….    But if you do, prices have soared since September 2013.

Germany Secretly Planning on Joining BRICS    They are tired of our war hysteria, our sanctions, and or QE.

America: Where the “Good Guys” Torture    In a Bizarro world, the all-American heroes wield the pliers and waterboards.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Habits of the Wealthiest People    Infographic.

Again, Thou Shalt Speak No Ill of the Dear Leader    Only a totalitarian system punishes subjects for speaking ill of their rulers.

Know Your Rights – Police Checkpoints    Video du jour.

Boy scouts detained, searched by gun-wielding federal agents at Alaska-Canada border    Police state du jour.

Little deaf Pitbull “Billy” saved from death at the BC SPCA    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

How All-Nighters Alter Your Memories    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Ethics & Free Will    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Bridgeport police officer’s quick action saves child’s life    Heroic cop du jour.

Golden Meadow police officer, girlfriend and brother arrested after meth bust    Meth-head cop du jour.

Dozens feared dead as Israel shells UN shelter in Beit Hanoun    The real terrorists du jour.

Heavenly Light — Doug Stucky

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Jul 252014

Supreme leader Kim Jong-un doesn’t like this.

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Jul 232014

Tolerating government not a virtue    I could tolerate a government that trains volunteers to defend from invaders; not one that sends invaders to other places around the world.

Arizona’s Checkpoint Rebellion    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

DAVID V GOLIATH IN GAZA    Israel knows just how to provoke the Palestinians to violence.

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block    1984 is not a novel but a owners manual for tyrants.

The Price of Poverty    Money will buy you happiness after all.

Dashcam Footage Shows Police Plotting To Kill Dog Before They Shot Her 15 Times (Video)    Killing dogs is a warm up to the real victims – YOU.

White Men Vote Republican Because They’re Suckers    Working-class white men vote Republican because the Democrats have made it clear that they care about representing the interests of everyone but working-class white men.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

With 92% of Coal Ash Still Coating North Carolina River Bed, Duke Energy Declares Cleanup Complete    And they will get away with it.

America’s Overwhelming Contempt Toward Atheists and Muslims    Republicans are the biggest haters. No shit.

The problem wasn’t Bush and the Republicans, and it isn’t Obama and the Democrats    The primary mindset that has allowed various wrongdoings to prosper in the U.S. is one of blind obedience to authority.    A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY    The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

I Also Have a Little List    I would, of course, start with McCain and Graham, two gentlemen who never have enough of war.

Costa Rica And Defense    The landscape is beautiful, the people are peaceful, and there has been no standing army since 1948.

The Mainstream Media’s Blind Spot in Gaza    Video du jour.

Man killed in his home during police raid over $2 worth of marijuana    Police state du jour.

Sarasota police officer saves stuck duck    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Does Earth have a second moon?    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Fresno cop saves choking baby in nick of time    Heroic cop du jour.

Miami Beach officer suspended for allegedly working drunk    Drunken cop du jour.

Israel shells Gaza hospital; four Palestinians killed    The real terrorists du jour.

Golden Eagle — Ron Coulter

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Jul 232014

The US Empire’s Three Regional Axes of Power in the Middle East

Empires are not easy to sustain given the multiple enemies that they provoke: at the international level (imperial rivals and emerging new powers), at the national level (national resistance movements, unreliable clients and untrustworthy ‘Sepoy’ armies) and at the local level (boycotts, sabotage and strikes).

Imperial difficulties are multiplied when an empire is in economic decline, (loss of market shares with growing debt), facing domestic unrest as the economic costs to the taxpayers exceed the returns by a substantial margin; and when the political elite is internally divided between ‘militarists’ and ‘free market’ advocates.

The US Empire today is in the midst of a long-term decline, during which it has suffered a series of costly defeats. In addition, Washington has assumed long-term burdensome commitments to allies who have imposed their own ambitions of seeking ‘mini empires’ (Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia).

The US White House has increasingly adopted a military definition of ‘imperial leadership’ at the expense of reconfiguring imperial relations to accommodate potential new political and economic partners.

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