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Best Presidental Quote EVER

Better than Nixon saying (as Vice President) “you won’t have Dick Nixon around anymore” Of course he lied. Later he said “I am not a crook!” Again, he perjured.

Trump was very succinct. To the point. “I’m fucked” … actually, he’s sodomized with a shovel, sideways so it would hurt more.

Spain responds with Police State violence used against anti austerity demonstrators

The bankers of Europe and the US are terrorizing entire countries in Europe, and nowhere more so than in Greece and Spain, where unemployment is already the current fate for 1/4 for the working population. Miners are in the forefront of the resistance against new government attacks against the standard of living of the Spanish people. Spain police, miners clash in Madrid protest. Also see a youtube video of the latest politce attacks on demonstrators…Fierce clashes in Madrid! Spanish police fire rubber bullets at miners protest! EXCLUSIVE VIDEO !!!

Spanish miners lead defense against the super rich’s demands for yet more ‘austerity’ for everybody else

We once had a militant miners union in the US, much of it centered in the West Virginia coal mining regions. That militancy is now gone and the state is now noted for its Democratic Party electorate opposing Barack Obama mainly because he is Black. However in Spain, the coal miners are still militant and are in the forefront of defending Spaniards from the repression of the ‘austerity’ agenda of the European and American super rich. Spain coal miners block roads in mass strike.

Spain- the leaden housing bubble now accused of sinking Eurozone economy

Another housing bubble and another huge bank bailout being demanded by the world’s superrich! And the working people being asked to take the blame once again, tighten even further their belts, and ‘cut back’ from their already low standards of living. This time its Spain; last time it was Greece; and before that Iceland. The superrich once again say that if the common folk do not agree to their forced diet (austerity program), that things will get even more horrible for them! But with an unemployment rate already at 25% how much worse could it get for the average Spaniard? And who will the superrich come to take down next after they put their murderous programs in place in Spain? Spanish Banks Need $46 Billion, I.M.F. Says in Audit

Spain rises up against Big Business’s misery program for the common folk

Why can’t Big Business deliver jobs to all of the people in Spain who need them? Why do they ask the common folk to suffer for their own corporate profit making? The people of Spain want to know why Big Business only has misery to deliver them. The People? See 100,000 march in Spain over austerity. Why aren’t Americans asking the big businessmen the very same questions?

Banksters buying debt again, another bucket of bailout bait?

So one credit card (not debit, which is money you do have, but credit which for some reason is money you DON’T have, God they’ve screwed up the English language) offers a 5% cash rebate for up $300 a quarter (I think) in purchases. Or, $15 back. Which another card issuer, Chase, as in Salmon P Chase, the fellow on the non-circulating $1000 bill and Lincoln’s Secretary of Treasury, but Chase is offering the same deal up to $1500 dollars, and points out that it’s 5 times as much, you can get $75 back… on a much bigger credit card debt. As the RepubliCan’t Party points out, as though it’s the Poor being freeloaders, more than half of Americans don’t make enough money to owe taxes. $20,000 a year for a family of four. So you go into debt for approximately a months wages + a few bux, and get $75 back. And some really steep fees for as long as you’re paying that one debt off.
And while they’re screaming on FOX that the Poorer People are irresponsible and can’t do math (yeah, right! Like FOX still believing that selling bonds for ten percent annually wouldn’t double the War Debt in ten years as opposed to simply funding it through higher taxes at the start) and Wall Street, you remember them, Chase used to use the word Manhattan in it’s name… Wall Street in other words… they’re selling massive debt to those who can least afford it, and to people who really CAN’T do math and you can tell because the targets are told that a $75 rebate on what’s more than 2 grand worth of debt (they’re hoping that people don’t know what the term “interest” means) is a special deal.
Then they’re bundling the debts…

They’re bundling them and selling them the same way they bundled and sold mortgages. They marketed the original Product the same way, telling people in Seminars and Books-on-Tape and Infomercials for all of those get rich quick WITH GOV’T GUARANTEES of payment. What they didn’t tell the people, that you get a Fanny Mae Freddy Mack loan to buy a house with “little or no money down”, do some cheap cosmetic repairs and resell it for enough of a profit to settle your part of the FM/FM mortgage, buy two more houses the same way and the Government meaning, the American People would be required to back you up in case anything went wrong.
Well, a LOT went wrong. The people you’d end up selling to would be people who were investing in Real Estate to try to get out from under a massive debt load, that load coming from working at wages that were less than what it cost you to produce your labor. Again, a top-down, Trickled Down Reaganomics decision. So you’re in hock, left holding the bag when the GreedHeads manipulating the entire scam manage to tank the economy of the whole world, and you discover that YOUR investment isn’t the one that’s “backed by Federal Government Guarantees”… It’s the banks, like Chase, Morgan-Stanley, Wells Fargo, Bank of America etc… who got the money from the Taxpayers… after investing what amounts to less than nothing in the scam. The only people who actually invested were whatever people they could convince to bankroll their scam until it inevitably folded.

Like the stupid bastards who backed the ReagBush-Oh, NO!-mics and actually believed that when Bush sold twice as much Taxpayer Debt, merely deferred for a decade, and BECAUSE it was deferred, to finance a war that was blatantly a gift to the richest people in the world.

How Much, for instance, do you believe Erik Prince of Blackwater or Richard Cheney of Halliburton, invested of their OWN money into the war? Even though they got paid handsomely for it. Helps, too, that the Richest Corporation in the world had their CEO as Vice President of the United States giving blank-check, open-ended no-bid contracts to his own company? But the people who still believe in their stupid little brains that it’s the POOR people who crashed the economy worldwide believe that the deal was actually “No Tax Increase”. In a way it was, No Tax Increase for THEM.

The EuroZone economy crumbling, was it indeed from Socialized Medicine and subsidized tuition as the Right Wing Retards wish we were stupid enough to believe? How about their costs (since so many of them were also in NATO and in the Koalition of the Killing) that Their Taxpayers had to pony up to support the War? But we’re not supposed to ever mention that. Convenient, for the Thieves.

Example, Britain became a debtor nation right after WW ONE… actually during, and at a time when their empire ruled “the sun never sets on our empire” worth of the World. Yeah. BEFORE they gave up Hong Kong, or India, or even world war 2, BUT… more than 3 decades BEFORE National Health Care went into effect, while Child Labor laws weren’t yet instituted, before “the Dole”, before Women Got The Vote, before the end of the Gold Standard, Before Every Single MuFU event the Right Wing Propagandists declare to be the turning point in British and American Economic History

There’s a long string of lies that get unraveled by that last statement. Anybody who still believes anything the Right Wing in any incarnation tells, shame on you for being stupid and shame on your parents for not insisting on getting you educated BEFORE you were legally old enough to sign contracts or make political decisions that effect everybody else.

Meanwhile, Chase is creating more debt which is being bundled, and sold, like it was real cash, by the same Federally Guaranteed “Too Big To Fail” fatcat Wall Street bankers. Car loans too. Got too much car debt, like so many do? Sell the fucker for scrap metal and SCREW the Repo-man and the Banksters.

They’ve done it to us. For that matter, Bank fixin’ to foreclose on your house? Burn the fucker to the ground.

Or, in an alternative plan, Occupy! in the fullest sense of the word. Park your cars in the middle of the street and walk away, take those Hoff & Leigh signs that are everywhere around town, on mostly foreclosed homes and businesses, and SQUAT. There’s some in every neighborhood of the city (Colorado Springs, but I bet you readers in other cities have the same issue) and enough that those suddenly struggling to get a “legitimate” home after being turned out of their fomer, Take The Houses, Take The Business Buildings. Pull up the lawns and plant vegetable gardens.

Think it’s not possible or sustainable? There’s communities created like that all over Spain which have existed since the Spanish Civil War began and which have withstood 9 decades worth of official repression. It’s one of the two most likely ways the Bankster Theft Problem will be resolved, the other is absolute fealty to a Corporate State.

Eduardo Galeano on students and their enthusiasm: keeping the Gods inside

Via Adbusters and AcampadaBCN: Eduardo Galeano interviewed in Plaza Catalunya, Madrid, in the midst of the student protests in Spain:

I was in El Sol, and here I am seeing a reecounter.The same energy of dignity and the same enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is a Vitamin E, “E” for enthusiasm, which comes from a little Greek word whose hidden meaning is: “keeping the Gods inside”. And every time I see that the gods are inside, inside one person or more, in things, in nature, in mountains and rivers, I realize that’s what was waiting to convince me that life is worth living.

So I am very happy to be here, as I was in El Sol, because this is a testament that life is worth living. That living is much, much more than political pettiness, who wins or loses. And it’s much more than one’s personal life too, than what you can lose or win. That all matters very little in this other world that awaits you, this other world that is possible. It’s in this world’s belly.

This is a pretty rotten world. The world we’re born in is not very hopeful, but there is another world in this one’s belly that is waiting. It’s a different world, and the labour will be hard. It’s not easy for it to be born. But one thing is sure, it’s beating in this world we have here.

There’s another world beating inside this present one. I see it in these spontaneous demonstrations. Here in Plaza Catalunya and in El Sol in Madrid, which I’ve fortunately been able to follow. I know that there are many more and they are a testimony.

Some ask me: “Well, what’s going to happen? And how will all this end up?”

I simply answer what comes from my own experience and say “Well, nothing.”

I don’t know what will happen, and I don’t really care. I’m concerned about what’s happening now. I’m concerned with present time. And what this present time tells us of another possible time yet to come. But what that will be in the end, I don’t know.

It’s as if I were to ask myself that every time I fall in love, when I experience a deep, true love. When I feel I am alive and wouldn’t care if I died while it’s happening.

So, well, love is like this. It’s infinite while it lasts! It’s important that it be infinite while it lasts. Not to plan everything as if one were part of a bank budget. Let’s see, how much is the balance, the total… What is he expecting?! Probabilities.

Let’s ask the statistic gods… There’s “Standard & Poors,” which has a pretty eloquent name, because it means “Average and Poor.” Let’s see what awaits us, “average or poor”?

And what the hell do I care what awaits us?

Argentine players lose to their bosses, New World Order is Old World Order


Team Argentina unfurled a banner before Saturday’s match against Germany, against FIFA regulations, but it wasn’t the one above which calls attention to the organization of grandmothers trying to lift the veil on Argentina’s Disappeared, some of whose murderers still occupy high office. This picture was taken during an earlier practice session. Instead, before today’s game, the Spanish-speaking Argentines were joined by their German-speaking adversaries to hold a sign in English: “SAY NO TO RACISM.” It reached American and British viewers, but could the message have been more innocuous?

The admonition resembled “Just Say No To Drugs,” Nancy Reagan’s pseudo-urbane theme of America’s War On Drugs, an attack on the lower class that continues today and couldn’t be more racist.

Note how two dark-suited gentlemen unrolled the English banner while FIFA line judges enjoin a handful of players from both teams to form the backdrop. About the “bold letters” television commentators described the cause of the brief delay as “something we all believe in.”

Will we learn from those in the stadium that the Argentine team had unfurled its anticipated banner, but the TV cameras were kept aimed at a FIFA diversion?

One might be excused the impression that the soccer game that followed, Argentina’s catastrophic loss to Germany, appeared to have suffered a similar negotiation. Half of the excitement of an Argentine ascendancy was anticipating the mouthpiece it would give coach Diego Maradona, beloved star and great fan of international upstarts Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Maradona hasn’t been speaking truth to only Argentina’s power.

The Argentine dribblers dominated the Germans at every turn, but none seemed disposed to coordinate a goal. At keep-away, they surrendered the ball to Germany only four times.

The South American quarterfinal losses to Netherlands, Spain and Germany confirmed that as sports mirror life, the New World Order is the Old World Order. The Ghanian Black Stars are out, and the Dutch rise from the ashes of South Africa.