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Doug Bruce files fake state tax return, gets busted.

one of the inconsistencies was on his Federal Tax he posted more money given to “charities” than he took in income. Even counting the RepubliCan’t and TeaTard definition of “charity” to include buying guns for the MinuteMurder Militias, organizing Astroturf Roots Parties, and then taking it all off their income tax thereby forcing HONEST people to subsidize their political pleasures…
Glenn Beck, for instance, “donating” at taxpayer expense a painting that looked like he rented a chimp to do it, for AT LEAST $3400 off his own taxes and a matching $3400 off the taxes of one of his Demented Disciples, for the U.S.O. to provide services which he and his Fellow ChickenHawks advocated cutting from the military budget while creating the need for those services by advocating Wars of corporate conquest based purely on LIES.
This is the same type of ripoff that Mr Bruce pulled.
Jackoffs get paid by the Taxpayers to make themselves look good, so they can call themselves “Tax Heroes” and get really stupid people to support them with more money.
Beck and O’Reilly and Limbaugh and the rest of the Korporate Klown Kartel at Fox get paid to promote the wars. They make 100% of their income promoting the For Profit Police State and Corporate Wars.
Now, here’s one I found “interest”ing. $17000 dollars from interest on a loan scam.
When I worked construction (labor) I usually received minimum wage, which the Republicans made sure stayed at 3.35 an hour for 12 long years.
After that I was so badly disabled I didn’t make even that. Right To Work Laws, another of Mr Bruce’s favorite tax-deductible “charities”.
But in my best year I got about 15,000 dollars and that was working my ass off, ten and twelve hour days and weekends. Something Mr Bruce nor any of his TeaBag confederates would never deign to do, set their carefully manicured Corporate Hands to actual WORK.
And the cheap slumlord son-of-a-goat-and-a-whore took a tax-free bonus of that much plus another couple of grand. And claims he “works for the common man”. LIAR.

GE, Corporate Govt Contractor Profiteer, presents us…

    …with a tax bill. for a 3.2 BILLION dollar refund. This after record profits from 

    offshored jobs and the tax breaks from doing that
    hiring a bunch of new people where even those HERE won’t get full pay and benefits
    demanding that Unions give up pay and benefits
    and last, but certainly not least, Government Contracts

also called “profiteering”.

Oh, and the extension of the Bush Regime tax cuts for the very wealthy. So where are all the Trickle Down jobs?
Slashed.
Raise taxes on the poor, let the Rich do what they God-Damn please.
Even when a substantial part of their income is from Government as in Taxpayer contracts.

That’s G.E., not G.M.
G.M. who get a substantial share of THEIR money from military, police, fire, ambulance and other government purchased vehicles, also got a tax-free income tax return.

War Profiteers. A large part of GE s profits come from War, “supplyin’ the army with the tools of the trade”. How do I know? The bastards BOAST about it in their commercials.

And why exactly do they need commercials in the first damn place? People buying their consumer products are a fraction of their income.

It’s time to Eat The Rich. We’ve been feeding them for far too long, it’s time they returned the favor.

News sources, MSM and the mouths of horses…

See, we constantly get told, on this site and any other site that opposes the wars and the occupations and such, that we’re listening to the “Liberal Mainstream Media”. Huh? The most frequently criticized “Liberal” media are as rabid a War-mongering Mob as Fox, they’re just more polite about it. Sometimes more polite about it. The bullshit with the “Ground Zero Mosque” is being whipped up by the MSM CORPORATE whores just as much as the FOX corporate whores. With an insidious difference, they’ll use weasel words rather than coming right out and saying “Hate Muslims! Hate Islam! The REAL ‘Obsession’ is our Hatred for all things Middle East!” like FOX does.
Same with the Wounded Warrior bullshit the Pentagon tries to fill a swimming pool with, and then dump us in. The fault of causing all those wounds and deaths isn’t in the Anti-War movement, it’s in those who twist their own words to make it appear just, and righteous, to CONTINUE the wars and start others.
Why would they do that? Money.

What did you think, that the Corporate Press would cut the throats of their Pigs who lay the Golden Turds? Of course they won’t. People who were recently in the Military Establishment have a little bit of an excuse. Not much but some. It’s called Stockholm Syndrome. “Jonah, from whose rectal orifice did you pull that one?” but, straight from the Horses’ Mouths is more like it. Stockholms is well documented because the United States Military uses it to defend against confessions made by U.S. POWs. In every non-declared war in my lifetime, the only POWs treated as such by the U.S. military were those held prisoner by the people the U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines attacked, in their own countries, without a declaration of war.
Like McCain. VietMinh “cong” soldiers were handed over to the Saigon Govt troops for torture and execution, not as POWs, but as criminals.
Fairly typical, Bush demanded that any American soldiers taken prisoner by the resistance groups in the nations of Iraq and Afghanistan be “treated humanely under the terms of the Geneva and Hague Conventions” while denying any such treatment to the prisoners captured and tortured and killed by OUR soldiers.

So here’s how Stockholm’s works. It’s a principle of Pavlovian Conditioning. Like when Dr Pavlov trained his dogs to slobber every time he rang a bell.
In the Chinese prison camps during the Korean War, the SAME techniques used to train those dogs, and to train the U.S. soldiers and really those of every established military in the world, were called “brainwashing”.
Who says so? The U.S. Army

When we write of War Crimes committed by the U.S. Army, our sources certainly aren’t the Tame Media. They’re the often conflicting reports issued by the Army and… from the soldiers themselves.

The recently discharged soldiers, well, they’re still hopped up on the Industrial Strength Koolaid administered by the Army. In-their-face confrontations against the lies they were told so often is a good therapy for that.

It also helps that the Army pushes so hard to wash the brains that many of the soldiers reach a threshold where they’ll not go further. It’s worse in this war than any other we’ve had, because now the Army has psychiatry and drugs to help them keep pushing the soldiers past the limit.

You can tell the recently discharged soldiers because they’ll be all foaming at the mouth denouncing their comrades, their fellow soldiers, who have passed the critical milestones on the road back to reality. Their treatments of two, Max Cleland who lost three limbs and almost half his body weight as a result of a mortar shell. And Ron Kovic, born on the Fourth of July.

Celebrated as Heroes as long as they were willing to play the role of Token Cripple for the military “I’m proud to have lost limb and function in VietNam fightin’ for Freedom (freedom to comply, conform and obey) and the Murkin Way!”
Like Sgt Popavitch and his eye.

Some people manage, through a lifetime of drug abuse, like alcoholism, and pure hatred, to keep that spirit until they die. Others go crazy. Get physical problems from trying to internalize the PTSD that kill them. A heart attack at 40, systemic failure that’s more normal in a 70 year old happening in their mid-30s.

The solution offered by the military and their “toughie” supporters? Ridicule their comrades who were wounded every bit as bad as Cleland and Kovic and Popavitch as “weaklings”, and usually the ones who come to this website screaming and bitching about how badly WE are disrespecting wounded people.

Straight from the mouths of horses.

When confronted by logic, as in, where is their Defense of Freedom when it comes to Americans who disagree with them, they start chanting slogans.

Typical of brainwashing victims. When they’re confronted with the Ultimate, where were their protests when Kovic and Cleland were crucified in the Right Wing “liberal” MSM, when Kovic was dragged from his wheelchair by pro-war PIGS for daring to protest, where was their outrage against THAT treatment of wounded warriors?

When they start chanting that only those who went to war are qualified to speak on the subject, unless the ones who speak against their former masters contradict what the Former Masters have to say… in which case being dragged from a wheelchair is considered “justice”.

Sometimes the therapy works and the Pavlov Dogs of War are freed from their internalized psychological chains.

Sometimes, like with War Profiteers Ollie North and “Gunny” Bob Newman, it never worked.

It’s always worth the gamble, though.

Hey, TeaBags, you know those Free Market Insurance Companies..

The ones you trust to sort out the health care dilemma by consistently denying Health Care to as many people as possible, thus somehow improving health care for everybody. Yeah. THOSE Insurance companies. Their Life Insurance affiliates just shat all over the War Widows and orphans. And, since there’s a little bit of Taxpayer backing of their scams, through direct buying of their “service” to hidden subsidies like Tax Breaks for THEM because they’re in a War Industry. Then there’s THIS:

For the families of fallen soldiers, funds from their loved ones’ life insurance policies may provide little comfort for their loss, but it just adds insult to injury to learn that insurance companies have set the system up so they make a profit by holding onto payouts, using the funds to make more money, and pocketing most of the earnings [1].

According to an excellent investigation [1] published by Bloomberg yesterday, that’s exactly what happens with “retained-asset accounts,” which have become “standard operating procedure” in the life insurance industry.

They’re holding back on giving the Families control of funds that are rightfully theirs and reinvesting the money. The thieving nature of Capital once again rears its head.
The “checks” aren’t accepted in many places because they’re in a Savings Account rather than a Checking Account, and the funds have to be transferred to Checking in order for a check to not bounce. A lot of on-the-edge-themselves small businesses can’t afford that lapse in time because it will screw up THEIR accounts. You know, the ones that are on the edge.
The “savings account Interest” paid to the families account is like a half a percent. The banks that are underwriting the “checking accounts” are getting far more in interest simply because they’re Banks, and big ones at that. Like, the banks that crashed the economy investing in the Mortgage Scam.

There IS one thing that can be done, though. Folks, when you get that “checkbook” draw out every penny of the funds. Manage your account yourself instead of letting the Friendly Neighborhood Thief Big Brother do it for you. If they were so hot at investing your funds in the first place they wouldn’t be on the bailout lists in the second place.

Just one more instance where “Trust Us, we’re the experts” doesn’t actually work. Their “Experts” didn’t know or didn’t care about the Pyramid Scheme mortgage market. So why SHOULD you trust them?

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.

U.S. War Expenses outstrip rest of the world, combined.

NATO countries only a tip of that. Russia, China, all of Africa and South America combined, that’s a monstrous amount of money being spent on weapons. Our Really Good Friends on the Right Wing insist that the reason Africa is so impoverished with regards to feeding and providing health care for the peoples thereof is that the nations spend so much money on Weapons and making war on each other. Michael “Savage” Weiner harps on this theme a lot, because to his twisted little Racist mind it shows the native inferiority of The Natives. But nary a word that the Enlightened, Epitome of Civilization America outstrips not only Africa, but the “superior” Western Civilization as a whole, whose spending on war in turn outstrips Africa.

One difference is there are no official Wars in which the Civilized Western nations are involved. But plenty of official wars in Africa. Oh, and fewer actual people in Europe.
Now for a larger kick in the seat. The “Defense” contractors are who are supplying the Rest Of The World with their invaluable service (literally, because how could you set an actual value on killing? Aside from a few hundred thousand gallons of red ink) are the ones who supply the Pentagon Trough.

A smaller and smaller minority holding most of the funds of the World Economy hostage. Holding the world at gunpoint, literally.

Their joke about the Iraqi weapons were “we kept the receipts”.They’ll wave the Flag, all day every day, except when they’re selling to other nations in which case they drop their pretense of “patriotism”. Just ask Ollie North. Pretend to be a gun buyer for a Drug Cartel or other similarly situated group who will most likely be pointing the newly acquired guns at Ollies “fellow” Marines. Because if you ask him in the persona of a Concerned Citizen all you’ll get is buried in pseudo-patriotic platitudes.
Bottom line is, the Daddy Warbucks types control more wealth than the Oil industry. Especially since they have such a tight grip on the majority of available funds in the world that the top dogs in the “defense” industry will also by default be the top dogs in any other major industry.

Is there a positive to that? Why, yes, there is. It distills such a huge amount of the Evil of the world into a very concentrated tiny minority of the population, they’re easier to identify

Broadmoor Space Symposium to show kids the marvel of death squad drones

Banner for Broadmoor Space SymposiumCOLORADO SPRINGS- America’s biggest war profiteers convene on the Broadmoor tonight through Thursday (April 12-15) to celebrate selling weapons in space. And seriously, they’re inviting your kids.

posterUnder the guise of the wonders of space explorations, bus loads of local schoolchildren will tour the weapons exhibits, marveling at everything from satellites to yes, unmanned drones, failing to ponder why astronauts and mission probes are in the clutches of our military. They’ll see the protests outside and wonder why someone has something against Manifest Destiny beachheads in space.

Close the schools to fund the Drones.. Kansas City Schools face massive cuts

Public Education? We don need no steenkeeng public Education!
Hitler said that Universal Public Education was the most corrosive poison that Liberalism could inflict on itself, that the youth need only be “sufficiently educated to be efficient coolies in our industries” and that the Military Service should be the primary focus of Education.
While looking up the precise quote (from a book written by one of Hitler’s spiritual advisers, never spoken publicly but a private conversation with him) I ran into Google Page after Google Page of Right Wing Freaks who want to dismantle access to Education for the poor, just like their Confederate ancestors hanged people for teaching Black people to read and write, and even had Slave Code laws forbidding Blacks from learning to read.

After all, why would anybody need a quality education in order to succeed as a soldier? And, as Herr Schicklgrueber pointed out (for non-students, that’s Hitler’s paternal grandfathers name, his daddy was born out of wedlock, unlike the Self Made bastards who worship his philosophy.)

Meanwhile, the Rogue State is deploying more Drones. Drones where the only skill you need to operate them is playing video games.

And of course the Human drones who are “just following orders” and for whom an education that stresses logic would not only be superfluous, but counter to the whole mission.
“You will kill these people because you’re told to do so”. SAY WHUT?
“We say there are WMDs in Iraq, therefore you will go and slaughter anybody in Iraq who does not bow before the emperor”. (The babies are just “bonus”)

You see, if the “troops” were educated in things that relate to decision making, like, for instance, questioning assertions, using logic, employing Empirical Logic (which counters Imperial Dogma) they would have asked a few questions, such as:
According to the Penta-Goons, the Iraqi Army was composed of mostly poorly educated, fed, trained, paid Teenage Conscripts who were in really bad physical shape and had really low morale.

That’s logical, many Puppet Dictatorships who were either overtly or covertly supported by the Reagan Crime Cartel actually have exactly those issues.

Next according to Bush, the nerve gas, a million pounds of it in 55 gallon containers, was moved at an hours notice ahead of the U.N. inspectors. Nerve gas which is volatile, or would be if it even existed and requires special training to handle, special storage facilities, and even with those conditions met, has a nasty habit of leaking and causing civilian casualties even in the United States Armories, which are usually miles away from towns.
55 gallon drums which would weigh 450 pounds apiece. 2400 of them. Moved quickly by skinny, underfed teenage boys who did not and could not POSSIBLY have the level of training necessary to handle Nerve Gas.

With a HUGE LIE like that as the very basis for every other statement, a person trained in logic and the Scientific Method of analysis (Empirical) would then judge each consecutive statement and any concurrent statements as being very likely untrue.

So they don’t want Soldiers to be exactly what you would call “smart”. Smart people ask questions.

Rove’s Book: “I regret that I didn’t LIE ENOUGH for Bush”

Actually his “regret” was that he didn’t defend the indefensible strongly enough. Not that he went along with the LIES about WMDs even after they were demonstrated to be false, and continued to press the notion that “all (responsible) Intelligence agencies agreed”
Except for Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame, who were outed by Rove and Bush because they couldn’t actually refute the evidence the Wilsons presented, or for that matter such “liberals” as Colonel (USMC) Scott Ritter, who unlike Rove or Bush had actually BEEN to Iraq, actually investigated the WMDs claim, with other actual Experts, (unlike anybody within the Bush Administration, REAL experts) and the private for-hire and VERY right wing intelligence agency Strategic Forecasting.

All these “liberals” who have their GPS units in their cars reprogrammed so that they can get anywhere making only Right Turns, (so it seems) and the (death death KILL Them ALL! bwaahaaahaa) prosecutor and primary supplier for the California Death House, Vincent Bugliosi, who is about ten degrees to the right of Vlad the Impaler.

These are NOT peaceniks by anybody’s standards. And, none of them, not a single one, in any way a supporter of or fan of Saddam Hussein.

The sad part of it, Rove’s Book is going to be served to the Right Wing Morons who make up the rank and file of the Republican Party, and they’ll eat it up and ask for seconds.
The dipshits who believe that really, any day now, you’ll see, the million pounds of nerve gas is going to be found in a super secret underground laboratory in a hollowed out volcano under the Tigris river…
And that Osama bin Laden is going to be there too.