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FOX broadcasting at it again, Gullible Travails and A Modest Proposal

CW57, one of the local DumFox stations, aired an "infomercial" for a seminar, books and training videos on how to take advantage of the housing market crash, telling the Gullible that if they buy the properties ON CREDIT (even though they're targeting people who are already in bankruptcy and facing foreclosure) then sell them to rich real estate developers for tens of times what the houses are currently priced, financed on both transactions with an Adjustable Rate Mortgage by the same investment banks which wrote a blank rubber check for the last time this scam was perpetrated. Now, the paper they hung on us last time, it wasn't the primary cause of the Recession Massive Economic Collapse it was just (normally, as everybody knows, I avoid cliché like the plague, but I'm going out on a limb and doing it anyway) the straw that broke the camel's back. 30 straight years of unfunded Reaganomics, the collapse of the infrastructure, such as levies, bridges, roads, other privately owned public utilities, unfunded war-for-profit where those who made the profit from other people dying paid no taxes on the blood money, destruction of the unions, done at public expense and again for private

War costs many times what Pentagon reported, Surprise.

We've been told, you know, that the total spending on the Wars Of Conquest in the Bananastans was "only" a Trillion dollars. For those who don't visualize numbers very well, that's a million times a million. Using the largest standard bill in U.S. Currency, the $100, it would take a suitcase to hold a million dollars, and it would weigh just over 22 pounds, ten kilograms. (Each bill weighs a gram, 10,000 bills... hey, people in the drug trade know that, it's easier to weigh a million dollars than count it. That shit from Scarface where they had a counting machine, pure fiction. Dope dealers use their scales for more than just weighing out the product.) Other estimates are 3.7 trillion. That's substantially more. Then there's more realistic estimates that range from 5 Trillion up to 8 Tera-bux. That would be from estimating the costs + "over-runs" like syphoning off a few million suitcases full of Benjamins, of construction projects given with no-bid contracts to companies like Halliburton, which has a lot of connections to the Bush Family and the former President of Vice, Richard "dickless" Cheney. But they wouldn't rip us off, no, not possible. I could barely type that snark-asm

al Maliki says he’s quitting in ’14

Smelling death in the air I suppose. He said that one of the symptoms of lack of democracy is when the leader stays in power for thirty years. And I have to add, another symptom is if that government is propped up by the jack-booted Stormtroopers of a foreign Dictatorship.. He also made a grand gesture of giving half his salary back to "the people"... Just not, you know, redistributing any of that Blood Money that Halliburton pays him to launder the rest of the money they've stolen from Iraq and from the U.S.

Mad-ministration scared now…

Tunisia, Lebanon, now Cairo. They're said to be the lynchpins in "Middle East Peace" meaning Pox Americana. Somehow ONLY the U.S. is capable of determning peace terms WTF? Maybe there IS a huge disconnect in perception here in America. (Ok, "maybe" is just being polite) but going around conquering nations isn't exactly a stabilizing mechanism. Setting up puppet dictators in those conquered nations, conquered either through overt war like in Iraq and Afghanistan and Greece and South Korea, or through Diplomacy coupled with assassinations. That won't lead to peace either. There was a saying in the Military "Peace, through superior firepower" well, that's not peace, that's conquest. You can only force people to do your will for a limited time. Sooner or later, usually sooner, it comes roaring back and bites you square on your arse. Now Obama and Mrs Clinton are treading a fine line, do we overtly back the demonstrators, in the hopes that they'll be nice to our Slaverymongers Ambassadors of goodwill and freedom, or back Mubarak in the off chance that he'll be able to suppress this rebellion (doing it on behalf of his Washington UberMeisters) and "We" would have to make nice to him. All to keep

Dit Fromage!

Ah, photography and cheese, together again. In French. New concept, Calendar Girls posing with ... CHEESE! It doesn't translate very well, culturally, or didn't. "Say Cheese" becomes "Dit Fromage! Dit Fromage!" Warning, the webpage is in French. So for those right wing types who are still pissed off at the French for not just allowing McDonalds to take over their country... Too bad. You lost, EU won, get over it. So the French have taken up the American bastardization of what was French technology in the first place, photography. Maybe now the Americans will take up something more than a mere shadow of French raw milk cheese. Instead of cheese made from Pasteurized milk. Which doesn't make too much sense, since cheese is rotten milk in its beginning, why Pasteurize out the bacteria and fungi which make it if you're just going to put them back later? You know, that was the "beef" McDonalds AND the Texas Cattle Raisers and Breeders Association had with them? Not so much a really well-deserved bit of Anti-American cultural snobbery. 20164

Contaminants in the runoff water

Seems they predate the Homeless Camping debate by at least a decade. One of the problems that was present when the City and County of Pueblo sued Colorado Springs for fouling their water, e-coli. Seems Colorado Springs and Springs Utilities reached a plea-bargain mitigating the judgment against the Springs by making necessary repairs to the sewage system. This includes that bad ol' StormWater that the right wingsters keep whining about. The wastewater treatment facilities were overwhelmed on several levels, not the least of which were the BlowHard Extremists like Douglas Bruce not wanting to pay their bills. Have their cake, eat it too, and then have somebody else pay for the cake. 20155

BP strikes again.

Oil and Dispersant filled crabs showing up on the Gulf seafood market. BP is playing the jobs card here the same as they do on the Gulf. They're wanting to re-open "extraction" of the oil shale beds near Guffey and Florissant CO.. Park County... near the non-fiction town of Southpark. To do it they'll be basically mining the oil, taking rocks, crushing them and boiling the oil out. Using the really scarce water resources, every drop of which is claimed by people as far east as the Mississippi and all the way to the West Coast, Brownsville, and Mexico. The watersheds from here flow to everyplace lower than here, which means, everyplace in the Western two thirds of the United States. Which was why the Shale Oil enterprises were shut down before they could even get started back in 1974. We've got at least 8 candidates on the ballot who say that cost Colorado jobs. 19826

Oil Company and Military “job creation” in the Springs..

Are going to go to... people who already work for the oil companies and the Military Industrial Complex. The (God this is a stupid term) Surge in employment is of the trickle down variety. Like the ghost of Reagan pissing on us in death the way he did in life. Let's dissect the Oil Jobs, yes? They've got a bunch of unemployed oil people. Fewer and fewer wells, more and more people who have experience and tenure, no need for Halliburton or BP to train people locally. We'll get jobs like More McDonalds, or Workin' at the Car Wash Blues, oh, and the oil and Military Industrial folks will bring their families so a portion of the New Jobs will be eaten up by them. Then there's what they'll be DOING. In the early 70s they tried this same shit, there were about a third as many people in the area, and still a water crisis. Since the Springs area feeds the watersheds that provide water to every where west of the Mississippi, that's a huge responsibility. Every drop of rain that falls here is already claimed a year or more in advance. The Shale Oil extraction process takes up a lot of

Bernie HerPin, Billionaire Propagandist Rush Limbaugh, have a lot in common

--Like business ties to BP. The USOC deal the City Council made was also a BP front.   Then there's their Anti-Worker ARROGANCE like this. Neither I nor Miss Johnnie can actually WALK anywhere. Both of us thrown to the wolves by the Corporatists, told that the medical treatments that could have kept us from becoming this badly disabled were “Too Expensive” and the Governments which THEY own, and are going to spend BILLIONS to stack with even more of their Greedy Political Whores, such as at local level our entire City Council, enforce that Corporate Welfare decision with "right to work" Slavery and "Tort Reform". 19395

Two “american civilians” killed at firing range in Afghanistan

And two Afghans. The "american civilians" is a code routine which means "Blackwater or Equivalent Mercenary Thugs who might or might not actually even be americans". So much for those "civilians" carrying guns and wearing uniforms and training other murderers how to do it. Now, how about the 120 REAL civilians, Afghans, mostly CHILDREN, murdered at Granai by United States Uniformed Military who were then given a free pass on any prosecution for their crimes? Or the ONE U.S. Soldier who is currently in a Military Prison in Iraq for exposing not just the MURDERS, of which the Afghan people were fully aware, but the LIES told by the U.S. Military to justify those MURDERS? 18904

“What would taxing the predatory oil, gas and coal companies mean to YOU?”

If they had asked the question honestly.... But they didn't and don't. By the way, that means the aforementioned Predatory Oil, Gas and Coal companies are still fighting, with the full blessings of Washington Insiders, any regulation on their practices or repayment of the debts they owe.   In a laughable smear against anybody who stands in the way of their Rape of the ecology and economy of the entire world, they have one Highly Trained Goof-Ball barking like a good little slave-doggy about the "Washington insiders" who are allegedly not deep in Oil Company pockets. I guess, you know, that buying the air time for these commercials over the past 5 years or so of this particularly sleazy campaign, was less expensive than actually reforming their industries. It paid off big for Exxon, which didn't pay a dime of income tax last year on BILLIONS of dollars of mostly Taxpayer Subsidized profits. 18502

Oil spill sized profits in the other gulf

We notice oil spills, not because oil comes up missing, but when the accumulation overflows our ability to excuse it. What can we say about the embarrassment of riches piling up as development in the United Arab Emirates? It's from oil profit, yes, but also reconstruction billions siphoned from Iraq and Afghanistan. On the heels of the loot follow the miscreants stashing it there, confident they can evade eventual US extradition. Halliburton is now headquartered there, and Blackwater's Erik Prince is reported to be packing his bags.

“Energy (oil) ministers say 23 Trillion in investment needed” according to AP

--to find new sources of Oil and natural gas, of course. Strangely, that's about what my estimate of the cost of the recent 8 years worth of Federal Giveaways to the Oil Corporations would total. So, do the Oil Corporations REALLY need Welfare from all the governments of the world? Where would that much-ballihooed "Free Market" supremacy account for such a huge bailout to what's supposedly the single most profitable industry of the past century? To be honest, I didn't read past that shocking headline. I just DON'T need to ruin my day reading veiled threats (almost typo-ed "vealed" as in Fatted Calf) from the richest people on the planet about what will happen if they're not given the rest of the Planetary Treasury, the fealty of every son of Adam and a lien on the souls and service of our children for generations to come.

The REAL Welfare Fraud.

This started as a comment on a comment, on Eric's post about HR-3962. You forgot, C Ella, to mention subsidies to Big Pharma like penis pumps (which used to be called "sex toys") Cialis and Viagra (which can be gotten on Medicare and Medicaid, but Not CONDOMS because they're birth control, IUDs and The Pill same reason.) Celebrex (which is just a split-molecule away from being generic ibuprofen, at a dollar a bottle, rather than the $5 per pill that Celebrex costs). 11492

Mark 6TH YEAR of Iraq Occupation with profiteers Boeing, Lockheed, GD and KBR

A.N.S.W.E.R.'s March 21 MARCH ON THE PENTAGON to mark the sixth year of the War in Iraq will be directed not only at the US Department of Defense, but at the war profiteers for whom 2007 was a record year, among them Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and KBR. In Colorado Springs the merchants of death can be visited on one corner. 6693

Opposition to Public Education

Why Republicans HATE Public Education. In the Words of THEIR prophet Hitler "Universal Public Education is the most virulent toxin that Liberalism can inflict upon itself. It only makes the Lower Classes think more highly of themselves than they ought, and leads to discontent with their position in life. Truly, they only need enough education to be Efficient Coolies for our industries" (Liberties taken with the exact English phrases, the Original was in German) 6289

An interesting Connection.

You remember what Richard Cheney, soon to be ex-vice president, was charged with in Texas a couple of weeks ago, before the Pigs threw the charges out? 5784

Sarah Palin Church Lady for President!

I may be too impressionable, but I've warmed up to Sarah Palin. For President! The American two-party delusion needs a coup-de-grace, and doesn't Palin have just authenticity enough to pull the trigger? Assail this logic if you can. 4886

KBR’s support for troops reliably shitty

"KBR's commitment to the safety of all of its employees remains unwavering."   Caught having supplied tainted water to US troops in Iraq camps Ar Ramadi, Q-West and Victory, Kellogg Brown & Root issued the usual carefully crafted denial, leaving open the loophole that the commitment level from which they do not waver, may be potentially unsafe.

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