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Operation: Love Reunited

Awww, how sweet... A volunteer group of professional photographers taking pictures of the "warriors" and their families as they go off to fight "for our freedom". Anybody catch the tone yet? A sickly sweet family scene with a father in the Air Force being deployed, leaving behind his young son and his wife, 6 months preggers with his next son, whose birth he's going to miss because he's going to be Blowing Other Young Mothers and Children and Their Families Apart with high explosives. So he's playing toy soldiers with his son, that's right, go ahead and teach your kid to be more cannon fodder/Imperial Storm Trooper in the endless war started by Billionaires to stuff their bank accounts with more blood money, and they'll tell your kid that it's all about "freedom" and "protecting America" and other lies. "When I grow up I'm going to be a merciless butcher of Human Beings just like Daddy!" As usual there won't be any such "humanitarian" mission to show the families who are about to be "terminated", walking, talking, laughing and playing and loving. No, because they MUST be portrayed as evil, as sons of Satan, in order to maintain the fear and Hatred needed to keep the Long, Long Long War going for generations. Jeb Bush and Karl Rove and Don Rumsfeld made the plans ten years before the bombing of Baghdad, they would seize Iraq, and it's oilfields, (Why did God put OUR oil under THEIR sand? and then use it as a launching point to keep the rest of the world as vassal states, bringing tribute not to America but to Wall Street... to the billionaires in the 1%. And to suspend the Constitution "until the war is over" but (and the bastards even put it in writing in the PNAC plans) they'd declare war not against any one nation but against Terror. Tell the people we'll get our freedom back once they think it's safe for us to have those freedoms... you know, maybe in 70 or 80 years when they'll have several generations growing up with only the government defined "freedom" and not have anything to compare it to. When they made the Constitution "just a god-damn piece of paper" they simultaneously made The Flag Ain't Nothin' But A Rag, and Freedom Ain't Nothin' But A Word We Use To Convince Children And Gullible Adults" But go ahead, Airman whateverthefuckyournameis. Join right in there, tell your kids the lies you already know are false, that he's going to be "free" because you're going to blow a few hundred or a few thousand "rag-heads" i away. Lie to the kids, y'all. Let them know that you believe they're fuckin' STUPID enough to believe the most outlandish bullshit you can come up with. Then, when they get old enough and educated enough to learn the truth, you're going to feel all betrayed when they reject your leadership and rebel against every "value" you let slide over your lying lips. Merry Christmas,

Following Right Wing political theology

Faith based politics where you have to believe fervently the dogma handed down by the High Priests of Capital... But according to their gospels of greed, there has never actually been any revolution where wealth has been redistributed to the poor from the wealthy. In other words, the wealth has been transferred from one group of heavily armed rich thieves to another. Lateral instead of Vertical economic mobility. Thus, no real Socialist state or more importantly, Socialist Economy has ever existed, at least according to the Ayn Rand Theology. Yet somehow, it's the Communists and Socialists, the ones who never had their hands on the missing bread in the first place, who crashed the economy repeatedly over the past 500 years of straight-on Capitalism. For instance the Mortgage Crisis that immediately preceded the crash of the War-expense Bloated Debt Economy. Not the approximately ten trillion dollar difference in Budget surplus projected v the budget deficit Actual. Part of that went to Enron in a pyramid scheme. To end all pyramid schemes? Nay verily. Kenny Lay died, basically in jail, ready to make the trip to Club Fed where Rich Thieves spend a few months of "hard" time. Without the money and, importantly, without ever telling anybody who exactly was holding the cash. Bush and Cheney, Suspects Prime and Secondary, generously brushed aside any suspicion of their guilt in the matter and since they controlled the Justice department, so did the DoJ. But that's not the straw that broke the camels back. Nor was the massive War Budget, unfunded save for credit, issued against Future Taxes. By putting Future in front of the word Taxes GW and his merry band of thieves managed to say that they hadn't raised Taxes. The correct and true way to put it would be that they hadn't raised CURRENT taxes. Making War Profits basically untaxable granted the richest pigs in America virtually tax free existence. Massive tax cuts to the people who make all their money on the spending of Tax Generated money. A double gift of Corporate Welfare and Corporate Warfare. But it's the Socialists who never had their hands on the bread who are to blame. With the Mortgage Crisis, one of many investment scams that went wrong all at once, people who control less than a percent of the income in America are alleged to have brought the entire house of cards down. People, I'm capable of a LITTLE bit of math, m'kay? Which would you think, logically speaking, mathematically speaking, to be more likely, that people with full control of 95% of the wealth crashing the economy or the less than a percent "controllers"? According to the Right Wing Theology, it's obviously the < 1%. Up is black, east is sideways and Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia. Oh, and the Weathermen who are alleged to have killed 4 people, including 3 weathermen.. Are the supremely violent ones, not the Big Pigs who kick open the gates of Hell and start scooping in

Operation Home Front = fake patriotism

Enough already. If you "support" the troops or the war, then why don't you actually "support" them? Dig down deep and pay your God-damn taxes to fund it. Can't afford the war under the current Tax Scheme? Too GOD-DAMNED BAD. You should have protested George Bush and his Corporate Thieves when they STARTED the bitch. You should have protested THEN and you really need to protest it NOW, the tax-breaks given to the Wealthiest People On The Planet so they don't have to pay for the "troops" to go out and rob one of the poorest nations on the planet, Afghanistan, on their behalf. Those Corporate Murderers who are benefiting from the war are getting their blood money essentially for FREE because STUPID PEOPLE or LAZY PEOPLE wouldn't ever stand up to them. Some of you who have influence in the major parties, maybe people with military titles in front of your names? The kind of name-and-title combinations politicians drool over when it's election time... YEAH, YOU! Get off your Fat Uniformed Butt and make Congress aware that THEIR bribe-taking and favoritism to the Blood-sucking Corporations have NOT gone un-noticed. TeaBags, you bitch and whine about a health care plan that might stop the rapidly accelerating bleed-off of American Health Care money, or even just maybe slow it down? Get off your Racist Butts and start protesting the Pentagon giving away TEN TIMES as much to a bunch of Parasites who don't even Pay God-damn taxes! Do it NOW! Instead of waving a piece of cloth and a plastic magnetic yellow ribbon at ME. And stop putting up signs at the grocery stores begging for money to go to the families of the Troops, if you're too God-Damned stingy to pay them for the war YOU support. It's also very worthy of note that Operation Home Front and the USO and other such organizations give you a Tax Credit for your donations. That means, in plain English, that the people who practice the FAKE patriotism of "donating" to these organizations are getting THE DONATIONS RETURNED TO THEM, courtesy of other people who ACTUALLY DO PAY THEIR TAXES. Such Love! Such Caring! Such Generosity! Such Goddamn Chutzpah! Pretending to give anything, giving nothing and hitting other people with the bill for YOUR "warm fuzzy feeling". Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Ollie North, y'all taking any notice? Especially you and the rest of the Fox News Pukes. You make YOUR ENTIRE FORTUNE spreading propaganda for the wars, but you want to shirk on paying taxes... instead investing it in your War Profiteering industries like the Oil Companies. You're a bunch of nauseating lying SLUGS in dire need of a bag of salt. You feast on the blood of Soldiers and "enemy" Civilians alike, then take a tax break for making yourselves look pious and Patriotic about it. Closer to home, Michelle Malkin, Doug Lamborn, "Gunny" Bob, YEAH, YOU!

War Funding in trouble? I would hope so, but I don’t think so…

The AP report is that War Funding increases were passed by the House, that's a kind of Dog Bites Man story that's never changed in my lifetime. Is it a call from the Propaganda Ministry to have "concerned patriots" flood their senators with requests to "get behind the troops" once more? It's not bloody likely that anybody in elected office will ever stand up to that baseless emotional plea that not funding for-profit private corporate wars with public money somehow puts "The Troops, Holy and Noble" in more harms way than actually starting such wars in the first place would. The same loudmouth Hawks, especially those of the ChickenHawk species, who push funding for expanded war every Election Cycle and every Congressional Session are either curiously silent on the subject of compensating the families of the soldier-slaves when they're destroyed either partially or completely in the course of giving their lives In Defense Of Freedo Conquering Lands and People which and whom do not actually belong under our jurisdiction.... or actively cutting any such compensation. Far less holding the Corporations that make the money from the bloodshed ever being held responsible for their crimes or even financially responsible for paying the bills on the Wars that profit them, and only them, in the way of Taxes. They even get extra tax incentives to take part in the War Effort. How sick is that? It would be refreshing to see, more often that is, a Senator or Representative actually stand up in Congress even in committee and demand that any increase in War Funding should be done by a raise in income tax, Specifically On Money, including capital gains, gotten from ANY so-called "defense" contract but, that's always done by somebody on the "far left" who isn't going to get any support from the political establishment, and the WarMonger propaganda industry will immediately call out their trusted Voter Shock Troops to make a loud noise about Treasonous! non-support for "The Brave Troops". Do these same Fox News inspired Morons ever get out in the street and demonstrate against sending Their Own Families and Friends off to kill, die or become crippled or D) All Of The Above for the profit of Rich People who buy their way out of every such war? Slave-soldiers, break your chains! Break the chain of your sons and now, daughters, for generations to come, being gulled into "serving the country" and Other LIES the recruiters tell them. For God's sake, there are still people telling their kids that their Great Great Great Great Grandpa "fought and died for States Rights" and that they need to carry on the Family Tradition, but when the "tradition" is one of abject servitude and absolute unquestioning obedience to people who Tell You that they have the authority to order you around like some kind of slave... they're not being recruited to fight for Freedom in any form. They're being recruited to fight for Corporate Slavery, and to make people in other countries

Speaking of books… Tim LaHaye.

Tim LaHaye. OK, so that says a LOT in just two words. I know what the Non-Christian opinion is, now for a Christian voice. The dude is selling a Study Bible with a fold out graphical timetable from the start of the tribulation to the Rapture to Armageddon, $49.99 on your credit card. The credit cards that many believe to be a form of The Mark of The Beast. Now, I've heard from somebody, oh, who was it, oh yeah, Solomon, hmmm... "Naked came I into this world, and naked shall I depart, I brought nothing in my hand, and shall take nothing away". "you can't take it with you" So, how does Mr LaHaye plan to transfer those funds to the Bank of Heaven? I'm pretty certain that his Visa is going to be rejected for insufficient funds. That and Visa will probably deny it anyway because they have a clause in the contract that you're not allowed to use your card once you're dead. And there's a list of allowed countries where they'll transfer funds, and I'm certain that Heaven isn't on the list. Once there's a Rapture, if we do get taken out before everything starts getting scary, then all his money would be left to whom, exactly? All The Believers Will Be GONE. Who is going to collect the unclaimed funds? Hmm... The Government, perhaps? The one that's to be headed by Beel-ze-bub in person? (they have to skip around in three separate books of the Bible to piece together the Rapture anyhow, it's not in the Revelation.) If there's no Easy-Way-Out Free pass and we all have to face the tribulation full on, then any money we gave to Mr LaHaye is like, Gonzo, dude. And for the exact same reason. One thing definitely going to be Left Behind is my money. And it's more than the Left Behind series, and a King James Bible that costs less than 5 bucks to print up (I know because there's a bunch of them on the market for $5) and no need to pay royalties for the contents either. He's got a bunch of books and the starting price seems to be $24.99. That means 20 of them would set me back a half grand. There's not much chance Rich Folks are the intended audience. So who does that leave (behind) to fork over the bread? Speaking as a Poor Person or at least Not Leisure Class person, I can confidently state that a half grand is not pocket change for quite a huge percentage of the intended audience. If he was pushing them onto people who DO consider a short stack of Benjamins to be Pocket Change then he's leaving behind substantially more than 80% of the people of the world. There's a recognized sin in every church called Simony. Named for a person in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles named Simon Magus, and is the buying and selling of the Holy Ghost or trying to. Perhaps Mr LaHaye

“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.

When they say, what they mean

When they say "Your problem is that you can't accept orders" What they mean "My problem is that I can't accept you not obeying MY orders" More thorough translation, the person is a Drama Queen who believes he has such extraordinary Leadership potential that if you don't follow him it couldn't possibly be some failure of his "ability" to lead. Therefore it must be YOUR fault. When they say "You're stupid/ignorant/lazy/crazy/an idiot" What they mean is How DARE you question my obviously superior intellect and judgment by not instantly agreeing with me?" Drama Queen again, if he completely fails to con you into believing whatever bullshit he's selling, it's obviously not HIS fault that he's not a good enough liar, it's YOUR fault for not being gullible enough. When they say "When was the last time YOU were in Iraq?" What they mean is Only those who commit the crimes are capable of understanding why they committed the crimes and therefore nobody else is qualified to pass Judgment on their crimes" Further Drama Queen. Especially when taken with the other two, he means also that people who don't have the experience of Killing in a war, like George Bush, Richard Cheney, Karl Rove (who actually used the word "courage" in the title of his book) Paul Wolfowicz and other Chickenhawk draft-dodger/slash/war profiteers like the dumbass propagandists at Fox, are allowed to agree with his assessment that the war is a good thing, killing is a good thing, lying about it is a good thing. But people who don't have the immediate experience of Murdering Kids aren't allowed to criticize. We're allowed to agree, not disagree. But then there's those of us who Don't Follow Such Orders.... And, when we don't, the wannabee dictators go from Zero to Drama Queen in a matter of seconds. It's entertaining in its own way. When they say "hippie, commie, marxist, socialist, lefty, liberal, fag, nigger-lover, bleeding-heart, do-gooder" What they mean: "We're stupid enough to believe that calling anybody anything other than Right Wing Freak is somehow an insult and will prove Our Bullshit Case and make you hippies shut the hell up!" Again with the Drama Queen notion that they're so superior that anybody who doesn't conform to their program is by necessity an Inferior Non-Person. And that it couldn't possibly be that their "superiority" doesn't actually exist or anything like that.

Gordon Brown says Iraq war “right”

quote: "But the main issue for him was that Iraq was in breach of UN resolutions" AGAIN with the bullshit LIES about WMDs, how long can these ChickenHawk bastards play THAT card? "and that "rogue states" could not be allowed to flout international law." Unless they're Rogue States like the Bush Administration and its Puppets like Britain, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Spain, Israel,.... "If the international community could not act together over Iraq, Mr Brown said, he feared the "new world order we were trying to create would be put at risk" OH NO! The PNAC and their Satanic "New World Order" wouldn't be rammed down the throatis of the Rest of The WORLD if America and Britain didn't put "rogues" in their place. The Corporate Big Pigs wouldn't be allowed to run the world any way they God-Damned Please! What could possibly be worse?

But here in this graveyard, it’s still no man’s land…

The countless white crosses in mute witness stand To man's blind indiff'rence to his fellow man And to a whole generation That were butchered, and Damned. Sacrifice is something that makes holy. Not "something that makes dead". The last surviving Canadian veteran of World War One died last night. He was 15 when he enlisted, and when the Canuckistan Army found out they didn't send him into the meat grinder. That's good. There were millions of others not so lucky, many of them recruited using false ID and the Armies "unofficially" consented. Wink wink nudge nudge know what I mean, Ay? Make a (dead) man out of the lad. Then the segue into the REAL meat of the story, the "shared sacrifice" of Canucks and Yanks to "make a better (Superior Culture) world for the Afghans" Lyin' sacks of shit, those propagandists. Building a nation wasn't the goal and they know it. Making revenge against a Boogie-Man phantom who might not be alive even. A Goldberg for our Big Brother to stand nobly against. Give us your freedoms and your servitude and your service or Le Tonton Osama will get you and blow up your buildings. So they "baptize" sanctify this "sacrifice" that is really just another murder in the ongoing Mass Murder Spree by the Modern Great Powers, by equating a Canadian Soldier getting blown away by an IED in Afghanistan with the Millions who were caused to die in most unpleasant ways in "The Great War". In America, where the Bigger is Always Better advertizing has smitten our land with its vile plague for a century now, "That's Great!" has come to mean "Very Good" instead of "Very Large". While the Recruiters, here, in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, ... they use the senseless slaughter of the "Great War", a war which resolved absolutely NOTHING, besides getting rid of the Tsar, big deal, one ROYAL pain in the ass out of many... A war which nobody won. And we're quite obviously still fighting... to justify throwing people at each other to smite each other with the sword, that they might die... The only beneficiaries of it are the Profiteers, as usual. Not the Afghan people, not the Canadian people, not the American people.. But we're told, again, that this is a "Noble Sacrifice". Screw that. Throw the Vanderbilts and the Bushes, the Rockefellers, the Filthy rich bastards, into a stadium, fill it with knee deep mud, and take their money, throw it into the mud, all the Krupp heirs and heiresses, the Scions of the Royal Houses, throw in some truly barbaric weapons, and have them kill Each Other for their foul bloodstained gold. Lock all the doors and build a steel and concrete wall around it so nobody has to see them doing it to Each Other for a pleasant change. Then never let the survivors out. Force them to eat their gold. See how long they last. That's a fantasy though. So is the fantasy they sell to us at the cost of our blood. The fantasy that it's

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. On March 21, 2009, March on the Pentagon and the Corporate War Profiteers The March on the Pentagon on Saturday, March 21 is shaping up to be a dramatic and highly significant demonstration. Many thousands of people are coming to Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard. March 21 will culminate in a dramatic direct action where hundreds of coffins—representing the multinational victims of militarism, Empire and corporate greed—will be carried and delivered to the headquarters of the Corporate War Profiteers and Merchants of Death. From the Pentagon, we will march to the nearby giant corporate offices of Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, General Dynamics and KBR (the former subsidiary of Halliburton). The march will start close to the State Department in Washington, D.C. (assemble at 12 noon at 23rd St. and Constitution Ave. NW). Please make an urgently needed donation today by clicking this link to donate online through our secure server, where you can also find information on how to donate by check. These are the Corporate War Profiteers and Merchants of Death. They are the vultures who profit off the death and suffering of the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine, and off of the thousands of U.S. soldiers and marines who have died or been wounded in these wars of aggression. They are anti-worker and anti-union. The march will be led by a large contingent of veterans and family members of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and from earlier conflicts. Militarism and Corporate Capitalism We will march on their slick-and-shiny corporate offices that are located less than a mile from the Pentagon. Their location in the very shadow of the Pentagon speaks volumes about the intimate connection between militarism and corporate capitalism. When the Pentagon brass retire, they rotate out of their Pentagon offices and directly into the Corporate boardrooms and office suites of the Death Merchants. It is a very cozy and very profitable relationship for the elites—in and out of uniform. They make the profits, others do the bleeding. Last year was a great year for the Corporate War Profiteers and Merchants of Death. Profits soared even as the rest of the economy neared collapse. The CEOs of the four corporations that we will be visiting on March 21 received more than $319 million in compensation in 2007 alone (and remember, that's just for four individuals). "We the People" paid the bill for the high tech weapons that were used against occupied people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. The Corporate Executives laughed all the way to the bank while grieving parents and children buried their loved ones from Baghdad to Kabul to Gaza to Detroit. A quick examination shows that the CEOs of

Our little Nero has another fire in him

Our IQ-pip-squeak-in-chief wrecks the US economy, slaughters a million people, steers the planet straight toward an iceberg, and now he's trying to extort Americans to drill for oil on the coasts and in ANWR. Bush is still let to speak at the microphone, WHY?   Impeach the damnable cretin! Can we afford this? IMPEACH HIM NOW! The reckless minutio-maniac has delivered the Mid East oil fields to his cronies, high gas prices to the oil profiteers, and now thinks he can use both to extort the public into surrendering protected American lands out of their desperation to ease their personal gasoline crunch. Dumbshit consumers are locked into gas-guzzling SUVs which they can't trade in for a Lada, and so have no recourse but to pray for a roll-back of gas prices to literally yesterday. Are we going to let George W. Bush continue his tyrannical reign of malignant idiocy? Do you remember the scene from Twilight Zone where the terrorized town folk were too afraid to rebel against their ten-year-old telepathic oppressor? It would simply have taken two of them to jump him, but all were eager to submit to his whims, repeat the mantra "It's a good life," and let the demonic boy cast dissenters one by one out of sight, out of mind, to a cornfield that might as well have been Guantanamo.

Liberal scholars make palatable same lie

Do you remember this ignoble sequence of events in the lead-up to the US invasion of Iraq? America demanded Iraq cease their nuclear research projects, they did. We insisted they fess up about all their weapons programs, so they released a tower of documents, 75% of which we redacted before passing it on to the UN. We subjected Iraq to weapons inspectors, and called for Saddam to produce and dismantle his long range missiles. When the embargo-depleted, oft-bombarded nation complied, the way was clear for our troops to move in. If a cowboy did that in a western, which color hat would he be wearing? Throw down your gun so I can shoot you. Middle East scholar Steven Zunes recounted this episode in his presentation at CC on Thursday. Iraq's early subjugation would certainly be influencing Iran's current nuclear strategy. North Korea presented the alternate scenario. Their nuclear program moved forward undeterred, they tested long distance rockets, and they didn't get invaded. Iran is governed by a repressive regime, but even Iran's dissidents advocate rushing their nation's nuclear efforts forward. Stephen Zunes spoke about the ongoing war and The Mess Bush Leaves Behind, reminding the students of his originally dire predictions before the war started. He made the same point in his CC appearance the year before. In 2003 Zune had predicted failure in Iraq. Much as he would like to have been proven wrong, he says, we have failure. Still unchanged was the narrative that the US adventure in Iraq has been an unmitigated fiasco. The outcome is tragic, the irreversible destruction and loss of life, lamentable. But otherwise Zunes' liberal theme is pernicious falsehood. Bush's history-making sure does look like a mess, but Neocon pocketbooks can only be described as messy in being flush with cash. When will analysts reframe the fiasco for what it still is, a continual mugging of the American taxpayer. Oil profits are up, the weapons industry has windfalls to rival cyclones, and private militia forces are outgrowing the democratic mechanisms to hold multinationals in check. Having a preeminent scholar characterize the GWOT developments as mistakes is to mislead Americans with criminal negligence.

The contractors losing people in Iraq

We've all heard of Halliburton, KBR, Blackwater, Custer Battles et al. Who are the other contractor / profiteer / mercenaries in Iraq? Here's a partial list, sorted by most recent fatality. Prolog Middle East, Wackenhut Services, Tetra Tech EC, DynCorp International, Armor-Group, L-3 Communications, Erinys International, Aegis Defence Services, CSS Global, BLP International, Odebrecht, Unity Resources Group, National Democratic Institute, The Sandi Group, Blue Hackle, Securiforce International, ECCI, Special Operations Consulting-Security Management Group Inc, The Olive Group, Falcon Security, Lear Siegler Inc, EOD Technology, Inc., Cochise Consultancy, Inc., AIM Group, MPRI, Tetra Tech, Genric, SOC-SMG, Hart Security Company, Torres International, Danubia Global Incorporated, Kroll Incorporated, MVM Inc., Triple Canopy, Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc, Titan Corp, GRS Security, Control Risks Group, USA Environmental Inc., Lloyd-Owen International, CTU Consulting, Kuwaiti company, Edinburgh Risk Inc, Qatar International Trading Company, Janusian Security Risk Management., Steele Foundation, Bearing Point, Inc., CLI USA, Global Risk Strategies Limited, Taehwa Electric Co, Gorkha Manpower Company, Eurodelta d.o.o, Omega Risk Solutions, Gulf Services Co., MayDay Supply, Morning Star Co., Soufan Engineering, Siemens, Ulasli Oil Company, Bilintur, Al Tamimi group, InterEnergoServis, United Defense Industries, Readiness Mgmt. Svcs., Johnson Controls, Gana General Trading Co., Al-Atheer, Granite Services, Inc., General Electric, Titan National Security Solutions, Environmental Chemical Corp. International, Control Risks Group, Yuksel Construction, Prime Projects International, Meteoric Tactical Solutions, Bidepa, SOMAT, Chemoprojekt, Ensto Utility Networks, Air-Ix, SAS International, Ultra Services.Irex Corp., Omu Electric Co., Washington Group, Proactive Communications Inc, ToiFor Kft, IAP Worldwide Services, Sub-Surface Engineering, Bechtel, National Response Corp. of Long Island, Tetra Tech EC.

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.

Iraq Moratorium monthly rendezvous

It's time again, February 15th, to meet at the intersection of Academy and Fountain Blvds, where US tax dollars meet the military industrial industry. Join UFPJ, PPJPC and CSA on Friday at noon. We'll assemble at all corners with banners, flags and chants to remind the major war profiteers that the American public would appreciate another line of work. It is the war merchants who stand between humanity and peaceful co-existance. It is they who dictate what our politicians offer America as its options. It is they who work in pools of the blood of millions of innocent peoples. Wear boots.

Cell phones for home front profiteers

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS, a charity being promoted by Amazon.com, returns a dollar’s worth of long distance calling, for every cell phone you return. Lots of corporations earning tax credits and an electronic refurbishing company is reaping the profit.

Tom Warren- GreenGo pimp for the Pentagon

Tom Warren feigns being a folksy, bearded, hippy ranger-ranch type, and is the perfect Pentagon GreenGo pimp to be in charge of the public's manipulation by the military to put Fort Carson expansion into place in Pinion Canyon. He heads up DECAM and talks 'environment' a lot, while pushing for the Pentagon's toxicity to be implemented into the local area. 'Aw Heck' he seems to exude smilingly, 'We're going to become the best Wild Life refuge in The Land!' Sure the Pentagon will be, Tommy. They always are for sure. I'm sure that the wildlife are doing just great out at Chernobyl, too. And out where all the Depleted Uranium has been dropped in The Balkans and Middle East. And the wildlife certainly must love the Pentagon's Agent Orange spread all over in SE Asia, since it keeps the human predator population down. You're right, Tommy, the Colorado birds and deer need the Pentagon to take it all over! And be sure to help us be efficient in energy use for folk out there on base, Comandante Tommy. What an act, and what an actor! We pay the tax dollars, and they then buy the comedy routine by military GreenGo propaganda pimps, like this guy, Tommy Warren. What suckers the American taxpaying public certainly are to do this! I had a chance to meet this snake in person last week, and talk about a corn ball. He offered to waive the fees if any of us wanted to be sucked into the inside of his 'sustainability' act that was playing inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel that week. We preferred to protest planned Pinion Canyon expansion by the military outside in the street instead. Go Army! Be all you can pretend to be! How silly some of this corporatized pretend Green stuff coming out actually is. After he gets done here, Maybe Tom Warren can apply for the PR pimp position out in Amarillo for the Pantex atomic bomb factory there? He would be perfect talking about how irradiation keeps the beef all sanitary and what not. The Pentagon, land for many uses... blah, blah, blah. For more about Tom's work to keep suburbia from encroaching on Fort Carson (poor Fort Carson!) and bird habitat read about Comandante Tom's contributions here... Save the rare birds, sez Tom Warren. by making your local military establishment grander! For Tom Warren's military connection see name #11 on Fort Carson military list here. What a con artist this guy is pretending to be part of the civilian community! This seems to be the new thing where police and Pentagon people come to community meetings out of uniform and play like concerned civilian community types.

The Woolseys- a Mom and Pop War Profiteering Team

Suzanne Woolsey is vice chair of the Colorado College Board of Directors. Her husband will be speaking this Thursday at the school, and all three of their kids graduated from there. The following opinion piece by Evelyn Pringle is reprinted in whole below. January 17, 2005 Mom & Pop War Profiteering Team - Woolseys By Evelyn Pringle Miamisburg, Ohio The Defense Policy Board (DPB) is a hand-picked group of 30 people that advises Bush administration officials on matters such as whether and when to go to war, or not. The current group was selected by Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Douglas Feith, and approved by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Everyone who is anyone in the arms and defense industry knows that palling up to DPB members is the ticket to getting a Pentagon contract. Shortly after the war in Iraq began, the April 10, 2003 New York Times pointed out that several board members stood to benefit financially from the war. It reported that the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) documented that 9 of the members were "linked to companies that have won more than $76 billion in defense contracts in 2001 and 2002." Promote War & Garner Positions For Profits One of the members mentioned who stood to profit was R. James Woolsey. In addition to being a member of the DPB, Woolsey also sits on Navy and CIA advisory boards; and he is also a founding member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq (CLI), a private group that was specifically set up by Bush in 2002, to find ways to increase public support for a war against Iraq. Let me say right here and now that I think bold lines are crossed when people like Woolsey, who promote a specific war, financially benefit from their successful promotion. There should be a law that requires a standard recusal from all war profits by any policy advisor who advocates sending our young men and women off to die in that same war. And I don't know about anybody else, but I've never heard of our government forming a group of promoters to rally support for a war before. I dare anyone to try and convince me that this war profiteering scheme wasn't well planned and managed from the get-go. Mom & Pop Team Of War Profiteers I would rate the husband and wife team of James and Suzanne Woolsey up there as one of the most blatant examples of war profiting that I‘ve ever seen. They both remain policy advisors on Iraq, even though they both work for private firms that do business there. James has long wanted to use US military might to transform the Middle East. "And he has pushed for war with Iraq as hard as anyone, even before the terrorist attacks of Sep 11, 2001," according to the April 8, 2003 Global Policy Forum. That’s right - long before 9/11. In January 1998, James signed the now infamous letter to Clinton from the Project for

Beware of Hillary Care!

The local business idiots' rag here in Colorado Springs (The Gazette) has been warning us all about something they call "Hillary Care'. It's socialized medicine they scream! The editors of the Right Wing chain mislabeled 'Freedom Publications' of which The Gazette is one sheet of, even hate enrolling the poorer of the nation's children into a government paid health care plan. That would be the first step toward a World Communist government in their opinion. But just what is Hillary Care anyway? In fact, it's the same thing it was the first time around, or in other words, it's a sucker punch to the general public. The original health care proposals by Bill Clinton and wide were a band aid meant to get infected, and infected the American public's wound became. Things just got worse and the Clintons walked away playing like they were visionaries before their time. Hardly. What their proposals did was set into motion yet further cannibalization of American medical and nursing care by the insurance companies. And they sat by and sat by and sat by. Hillary has no plan for a single payer system guaranteed by the government such as today vets and some senior citizens get, and a few kids under Chips programs, too. She is not going to propose that the nation be put under one umbrella of equal care equally applied. She is just as much for tiered care under corporate control as George W. Bush is. But she is running her campaign as if this were not true. Do not get sucker punched by the Clintons again. If you vote for her thinking that at least she will reform the way medical care is delivered in the US you will be voting for change, all the while guaranteeing that it will not come in a way you will like or want. She wants insurance control over your health, not taking away their control over you and your family. Here is a well written article about the Clintons' proposals. What went wrong with the Clinton plan? Health Care non-reform the last time The answer is that nothing really went wrong from 'the vision' that the Clintons had back then. The insurance companies kept running the entire show. After opposition to reform quickened as surely it had to, while still in office they dropped any opposition to the big medical corporations they might have ever had, just like it was one big hot potato for them. Hillary is not about to oppose the insurance companies today any more than back then, and is a poor, poor choice to hang hopes on for even the most meager reform of the US Lack of Health System. Vote for her if you want a dirty band aid to be applied while actually wanting and needing major

Academy Boulevard sounds off

Unqualified success! Turnout was light -BUT- we sustained banners at all four corners of the intersection for the full duration of the event, so we received honks of encouraging from traffic flowing in every direction. Participants were able to come and go as their schedule allowed. We tied up five security vehicles, two private foot patrolmen, someone watching through binoculars, two photographers, and one D.o.D. auditor who came out to say "THANK YOU!" We demonstrated neither a security threat, nor a safety risk, but simply that fellow citizens who every day drive past this military-industrial-complex turned out to be squarely, and loudly, in the peace camp. We knew it, now the defense contractors know it. They heard it in the steady cacophony of car and truck horns! People doing military service apologize to us because they're stuck following orders. Can those who market death for a profit make the same excuse? More pictures at csaction.org. UPDATE: WEAPONS MERCHANTS ON ACADEMY LOOP 1050 DESE Research Intecon Lockheed Martin Corp SYColeman, Suite 120 1150 Allied Signal Technical Corp, Suite 100 Aerospace Corporation, Suite 136 Alliant Techsystems, ATK Thiokol Propulsion BAE Systems, Suite 111 L-3 Communications Corporation, Suite 240 Lockheed Martin Corp Overlook Systems Technology, Suite 114 RS Information Systems SDS International, Suite 119 1155 MITRE Corporation, Suite 212 1250 ANSER, Suite 223 Applied Research Associates, Suite 235 Boeing Company Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Suite 134 CACI, Suite 202 Harris Corp, Suite 242 Lockheed Martin Corp Scitor Corporation, Suite 208 System Technology Associates (STA), Suite 116 1330 21st Century Technology ANSER, Inc., Suite 100 Applied Research Associates Boeing-Autometric, Suite 330 DigitalNet , Suite 335 Dynetics, Suite 412 General Dynamics C4 Systems, Suite 160 Northrop Grumman Corporation Raytheon, Suite 140 Schafer Corporation, Suite 450 Sigmatech, Inc. , Suite 120 Spectrum Astro Inc., Suite160 SYColeman, Suite 440 Teledyne Bown Engineering, Suite 350 1450 General Dynamics Electronics Systems & Advanced Information Systems

Call out America’s 9/11 profiteers

Banners for TUESDAY 9/11.   Why protest Sept. 11? Because the WTC attack is being used to justify a perpetual war against a ambiguous foe [TERROR].   Why at Academy and Fountain Blvds in Colorado Springs? Because that intersection is just beneath the office windows of the people who earn billions by sustaining the 911 war.

Taking to the streets just an expression

Reaction so far to the 9/11 [General Strike] Vigil at Academy & Fountain is less concerned with the no working, no shopping, no going to school aspects and worried more about the hit-the-streets talk. Let's give them that one, because no one has any intention of obstructing any street, of blocking the flow of traffic or endangering anyone's safety. Taking to the streets is just an expression. It means go outside and play with your friends, it's good for you.

COS military-industrial complex HQ

Almost all of the defense industry giants earning the largest profits in this war on terror have offices in Colorado Springs. Here's a cluster at the intersection of Academy and Fountain Blvds:     Lockheed Martin, 1150 Academy Park Loop #1     Boeing, 1330 Inverness #2     Northrop Grumman, 1330 Inverness #3     General Dynamics, 1330 Inverness #4     Raytheon, 1330 Inverness     #5     Mitre, 1155 Academy Park Loop     Intecon, 1050 South Academy Boulevard and the ill-reported Iraq War opportunists:     Alliant Techsystems, 1250 Academy Park Loop (depleted uranium)     BAE Systems, 1150 Academy Park Loop (armor)     CACI International, 1250 Academy Park Loop (Abu Ghraib)     L-3 Communications TITAN Group, 1150 Academy Park Loop (Abu Ghraib)

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