Archive for June, 2009

Confusion

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“Like a little child staring at the sky,
Wondering where it ends and asking why,
It seems so strange to imagine something beautiful
That never ends” — “It’s All Confusion” – Brown Betty, Thriller

OK, I’ve always been a little unnerved by war, famine, raping the earth, corruption, etc. OK, a lot unnerved, it just seems there must be a better way.

So I’ve sought that better way or at least what I can do to help. And I still don’t know.

I’ve had a problem with multinational corporations for years. Sweatshops, environmental crimes, marketing … These super-giants, not only knocking out Mom and Pop shops (see Walmart, but yeah, lots of others), but also smaller giants, conglomerating into global monopolies (see mainstream media).

Considering this, I thought that maybe the federal government could help. Kind of absurd when you consider that they are the ones going to war all the time, lining their pockets with corporate wealth, and spending our tax money like there’s no tomorrow (see current, recent administrations); but, you know, what else is there? (Non-violent, please).

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Aaron Russo, Enhanced Drivers [sic] License

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So prisonplanet.com just released Reflections and Warnings – An Interview with Aaron Russo, which has been hyped on the Alex Jones Show (probably because the interviewer is Alex Jones). I found it on the internet the other day and watched it and that prompted me to watch his (Aaron’s) 2006 movie, “America: From Freedom to Fascism”, which is an interesting look at the Federal Reserve system as well as warnings about RFID and the National ID Card. There was a Real ID Act of 2005 that was met with resistance from the states, and I’m not sure where that stands, but then there is this Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative thing that I can’t figure out. Is it a law? Is it in effect? Regardless, it includes an “Enhanced Driver’s License” that features an RFID chip.

This is from the Department of Homeland Security’s website:
“State-issued enhanced drivers licenses (EDLs) provide proof of identity and U.S. citizenship, are issued in a secure process, and include technology that makes travel easier. They provide travelers with a low-cost, convenient alternative for entering the United States from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean through a land or sea port of entry, in addition to serving as a permit to drive.

The Department has been working with states to enhance their drivers licenses and identification documents to comply with travel rules under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), effective June 1, 2009. The states of Michigan, New York, Vermont and Washington are issuing these enhanced drivers licenses.”

So whatever it is, it apparently was effective June 1st, 2009.

From the Department of Homeland Security’s website:
Enhanced Drivers Licenses: What Are They?

This is from WorldNetDaily, an admittedly conservative website I’m not that familiar with. The radio chip part is definitely accurate (see above link):
Radio chip coming soon to your driver’s license?

This is the site that linked me to the WND site. It was started in opposition to the Real ID Act and was dormant May 2007-March 2009.
RFID Chips Coming To Your ID?

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Links and stuff

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Wake Up Call: a nice mashup of several popular NWO videos, some of which I hadn’t seen before.
Part I: The Global Elite: Bilderburg, CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bohemian Grove, Illuminati, Federal Reserve System, “International Bankers” (formerly known as “Robber Barons”), etc.
Part II: Problem, Reaction, Solution:
1: False Flag ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag )
2: Everyone’s like OMG, what do we do?
3. Govt: Go to war
4: ???
5: Profit (not you)
Part III: Mind Control: Television “Programming”. LOL! Then again, I just watched a video … Oh, and the indoctrination of modern education, etc.

And I should mention it’s funny to me, as, even though I will fight to the end, they are so epic fail.

Here’s the link I found:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3543161691381895251

Tobacco
Unpopular subject. But, assuming Slate (who does “The Big Money” site) has their facts straight, the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act” is a monopolist grab by Phillip-Morris to shut out smaller tobacco companies. Give me a break!
http://www.thebigmoney.com/articles/judgments/2009/06/08/cool-refreshing-legislation-philip-morris

Bill Hicks:
Go Back to Sleep:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqs9ap3iV-4

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My Political History

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For a sense of context:

My parents are both generally Republicans. I can’t remember for sure, but I’m pretty sure I voted for GHW Bush my senior year in High School (1988).

When I went to college I got pretty deeply into the Grateful Dead and other hippie stuff (but still kicked the Ramones, Pixies, etc. on occasion). By 1991, I was regularly protesting the Gulf War on campus, went to Washington to march against the war and for abortion rights and got involved in the local Peace and Justice Center. I also tripped out on some Robert Anton Wilson (The Illuminatus Trilogy, Schroedinger’s Cat, etc.)

In 1992, something snapped and I went to the other pole. I think Public Enemy and then NWA had something to do with it, but I also rediscovered and expanded my punk vocabulary (had never heard “Kill the Poor” by the Dead Kennedys before, for example), got into Anarchist theory, etc. Still hated Bush (Please see NWO by Ministry: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xug6p_ministry-nwo_music ) and the war, wanted social justice, and all that. I think I was moved by a flyer that equated holding hands for peace with lambs being led to the slaughter. That said, I didn’t vote against Bush or at all.

By 1996, had let some pop, etc. back into my life. Still didn’t vote (republicrats), but would have voted for Bill, if pressed.

In 2000, I voted for Nader.

In 2004, in a grovelling, all-out effort by any pathetic means necessary to get GWB out of the white house, I voted for John Kerry.

In 2008, I wanted Hope and Change. Not more of the Same!!! Voted for Obama.

In March, 2009, or thereabouts, ended up watching the Obama Deception, which was like, whoa, that’s a different perspective. The idea that Obama and Bush (and Clinton) work for the same people … and, this may have jaded my view, but, if nothing else, he promised to bring jobs home (I wish I still had the flyer that was circulated) and seems like a bigger globalist than Bush. But maybe globalism’s a good thing …

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Okkervil River (band)

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Lady Liberty live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xs3WY_i74c

All the Latest Toughs live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhu7jBW9hvo just go on and add you own intentions right here …

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step back, take a breath

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I sometimes feel like a disease and feel bad for spreading myself. It reminds me of a Bill Hicks joke about his audience’s feelings about his act (in Chinese accent): “They no want to think. they want to hear dick joke and go home!” For better or worse, my attempts to stimulate cognition generally receive more of a “whatever, dude” reaction, which, I guess, is a better reaction than fear or offense.

I don’t know about the laws I’ve been posting. I’ve never really looked at laws before, so I don’t have much to compare them with. It is sad if they’re all as convoluted as some of the ones I mentioned. I heard about most of them on the “Alex Jones Show”, who many consider a scaremonger. On the other hand, I feel many of our rights have already been stripped away (even if not yet enforced) under the pretence of national security and safety. And it concerns me how often we push extensive legislation through in some sense of crisis.

Conspiracy theories are such a slippery slope. On the one hand, I do think there is a conspiracy of a few to take over and either kill or enslave us all. Is that crazy? I don’t know. Is the world completely out of control? Yes. On the other hand, if one is to look into the Bill Coopers, the Alex Joneses, the David Ickeses, etc., you’ve got to be vigilant. The information often comes at a fast clip and it’s easy for the unsavory reporter to sneak a lie into a wad of facts and, when dealing with current events, generate unwarranted hysteria. Of course, this is also true outside of conspiracy circles. I should also note to anyone considering checking out these conspiratists, that, among other things, you will not look at a pyramid or an obelisk without suspicion any time soon.

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More pending legislation that interests me

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I’m going to keep the comments brief and hope that you will look into these bills for yourselves and draw your own conclusions. I will say the vagueness of some definitions worries me.

Food, Agriculture:
The comments I’ve seen on these bills mostly range from “bad for small farmers” to “will eliminate small farms and organic food”

HR. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009

HR. 759: Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2009

HR. 1322: Safe FEAST Act of 2009
This title is too scary

S. 384: Global Food Security Act of 2009

Technology:
This seemed like a fairly balanced look at the following bills
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/What-Will-the-Cybersecurity-Act-of-2009-Do-To-Your-Job-and-Business-768836/

S. 773: Cybersecurity Act of 2009

S. 778: To establish, within the Executive Office of the President, the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor.

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HR45, HR2454, HR1207

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So, govtrack.us is a web site that I’ve used to look up bills in congress and has a summary of the bills, their status, their full text, and other stuff, as well as voting records of congress.

H.R. 45
Currently “Referred to Committee”
The govtrack.us community wrote a collaborative letter (454 people) to Congress about H.R. 45: The Firearm Licensing bill.

Summary of the bill:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-45&tab=summary

I’m against the bill and there is still time to contact our legislators. These guys said it better than I could, though (assuming their data is accurate). Link to the text of the letter and more information about it:
http://www.govtrack.us/special/hr45mixedink.xpd

H.R. 2454
Ready to go to the House is HR 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. Unlike H.R. 45, there is no summary. It’s 932 pages long. Lots of cross-referencing with itself and other bills. I don’t trust it. I am in favor of renewable energy, etc., but this just looks creepy. It includes unclear but familiar terms such as “cap and trade” and “smart grid” and also one that was new to me, but used a lot in the bill: SEED Accounts. Why is the word “security” in the title? I guess it’s a follow up to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Here’s a nice snippet:
“(2) STATE.—The term “State” has the meaning given that term in section 700 of the Clean Air Act, as added by section 312 of this Act.” — Please tell me what that means. They’re updating an old act from within this one?

Full Text:
PDF:
http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/bills.text/111/h/h2454ih.pdf
Web (Library of Congress web site):
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:h2454:

H.R. 1207: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009
Currently “Referred to Committee”
Disclosure: I’m of the opinion that the Federal Reserve is a criminal organization.
This has a nice short summary (for now, at least).

“2/26/2009–Introduced.
Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 – Repeals the authority of the Comptroller General to carry out an onsite examination of an open insured bank or bank holding company only if the appropriate federal regulatory agency has consented in writing. (Retains the authority of the Comptroller General to audit a federal agency.)
Directs the Comptroller General to complete, before the end of 2010, an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and of the federal reserve banks, followed by a detailed report to Congress.

Not clear on what is meant by the first sentence in the first paragraph. Not sure if it would help if it passed. Also concerned about what may be tacked on if they were to pass it.

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Alex Jones,CCF,and Conspiracy of Silence

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So if you are interested in all this NWO stuff and you haven’t already, you’ll probably run into Alex Jones (Obama Deception, Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement, that one about Bohemian Grove …) and his radio show, “Info Wars”. I’ve seen at least a few of his documentaries and have listened to his radio show for the past few weeks. I’ve dug his enthusiasm and he says a lot of things I agree with or believe to be factual. So the jury is out on Mr. Jones, as it should be, though he should probably be damned simply for claiming that he was the first to predict 911, when at least Bill Cooper preceded him (see video below. And not just this video, I think he made the claim again today). I still recommend checking out his site (http://infowars.com) and videos (A link in a forum to The Obama Deception (and then watching it) started me on this, um, investigation).

Alex Jones wasn’t first to predict 9/11, but he lies and say he was (15 minutes):
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=35348996

Disclaimer: This is from the site of the guy who made the video above (I don’t think he likes CNN). Never heard of him before.
Alex Jones: Jesuit, CIA
http://www.spirituallysmart.com/Jones-CIA.htm

The above page mentions the Congress for Cultural Freedom, which I’d never heard of. From Wikipedia:
“The Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) was an anti-communist advocacy group founded in 1950. In 1967, it was revealed that the United States Central Intelligence Agency was instrumental in the establishment of the group, and it was subsequently renamed the International Association for Cultural Freedom (IACF). At its height, the CCF/IACF was active in some thirty-five countries and also received significant funding from the Ford Foundation.”

Conspiracy of Silence: This is incredible (in the literal sense, or I wish it was). Huge pedophilia ring with powerful people and foster children. Ringleader only in jail for his stealing and whatnot, as the pedophile part might have gotten some more powerful people in trouble. Poor Lawrence King, you thought you were one of them, but they only care about themselves … (52 minutes):
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=866739408240639313

that’s all for now ..

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