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Lost Republic
2006: NEA budget- $121 million. private arts donations- $2.5 billion.
"NEA funds go not necessarily to the best artists, but to people who happen to be good at filling out government grant applications. I have my doubts that the same people populate both categories."
~ Ron Paul

Archive for February, 2008

U.S.S.A. has Highest Prison:Population Ratio in World

Posted in China, Dictatorship on February 29th, 2008

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United States: 750 per 100,000
Russia: 628 per 100,000

“The U.S. also is among the world leaders in capital punishment. According to Amnesty International, its 53 executions in 2006 were exceeded only by China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq and Sudan.”

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ” -George Orwell

Narratives from the Korengal Valley

Posted in Afghanistan on February 27th, 2008

This long NY Times Magazine article describes an infantry company’s life in the Korengal Valley.

(An M249 SAW is NOT a heavy machine gun – but this is still a great article.)

See Also: America’s top intel official comments on Afghanistan

See Also: Bill Moyers interviews Sarah Chayes

“Tending to Reality”

Posted in Dictatorship on February 27th, 2008

Another excellent Bill Moyers video essay. (watch here)

He covers the administration’s 935 lies about Iraq, also Afghanistan, Gaza, the plunging stock market, and Secretary Rice’s rosy depiction of the world in Davos, Switzerland.

Censoring Torture

Posted in Big Media, Censorship, Documentary, Torture on February 26th, 2008

Taxi To The Dark Side

Discovery channel acquires academy-award-winning documentary Taxi to the Darkside, then decides it’s too controversial. (Read More)

The New World Order: “Do Not Worry. Everything is Fine. Fear your neighbor & Trust the government.”

See Also: Court Gags ex-SAS Man Who Made Torture Claims

What Iranians Want Americans to Know About Iran

Posted in Iran on February 24th, 2008

Facts List

Also, please watch this clip for a very brief history lesson.

The Mouse that Roared

Posted in Ron Paul on February 22nd, 2008

Doug Wead (the historian and political operative who coined the phrase “compassionate conservative”) is exactly the sort of establishment figure who has ignored and repudiated Ron Paul and his freedom message. Surprisingly, he wrote this moving piece in his blog.

“[The winner of the 2008 GOP primary] was not John McCain. The winner was Ron Paul. And the effects of his win will be felt for years to come. . . . In debate after debate he pointed at his party, his president, his fellow contenders for the GOP nomination, shouting aloud like the little boy in the proverbial story, ‘they have no clothes’ and lo and behold, we looked and they didn’t. They were all naked.

He showed that the conservative movement has lost its way, its moral authority and its logic. . . . We are no longer conservatives. We are fighting for power not for principles. We have become corrupted by the process and the only way back is to retrace our steps and find all the things we discarded along he way. . . . the words and arguments of Ron Paul are still resonating. They still hang over this election. They are haunting and troubling. . . .

John McCain and his poorly chosen words, of staying in Iraq a hundred years, have almost guaranteed that he will be the answer to the trivia question, who was the Republican candidate who lost to the ticket that claimed the first woman and black for the presidency? Another question may very well be, ‘What other candidate ran that year and launched the movement that has dominated national politics for the last generation?’

And the answer will be Ron Paul.”

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John “War Machine” McCain

Posted in Iraq on February 21st, 2008

Watch this compilation.

Comptroller General on Our Gov’t’s Finances

Posted in Money/Economy/Taxes, Ron Paul on February 21st, 2008

David Walker, is comptroller general of the U.S. He says “the most serious threat to the United States is not someone hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan, but our own fiscal responsibility.”

Watch it!

This segment was originally broadcast on March 4, 2007 (CBS). It was updated on July 8, 2007. I resent their mention of 1992 Presidential candidate Ross Perot who talked about these issues, when they non-mention the candidate talking about it today: Ron Paul.

The Media has bored “growth” into our brains as the best barometer of a healthy economy. I wonder if growth isn’t a false metric of economic health. Perhaps “growth” is good for the bankrupt (and greedy) federal government, but not necessarily beneficial for the public.

The Media and JFK

Posted in Assassination, Big Media, CIA, JFK on February 18th, 2008

(Read Alex Jones’ Article about what Big Media does and does not report.)

My Summary:

AP Reports on the discovery of additional evidence, and quotes a 6th floor museum curator to cast doubt on it.

Big Media does NOT report this death bed confession of a former CIA agent.

Nor are they interested in Barr McClellan’s book which implicates LBJ.

The last time Big Media showed an interest was when They (including the Washington Post’s national security correspondent George Larder) were falling over each other to slander, discourage and discredit Oliver Stone’s JFK. Read the section on media reaction.

Remember my earlier post – an open letter by Norman Mailer, Oliver Stone, and others:

“It is disappointing to learn that the Central Intelligence Agency filed motions in federal court in May 2005 to block disclosure of records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy forty-one years ago. The spirit of the law is clear. The JFK Records Act of 1992, approved unanimously by Congress, mandated that all assassination-related records be reviewed and disclosed ‘immediately.’ When Morley filed his lawsuit in December 2003, thirteen published JFK authors supported his request for the records in an open letter to The New York Review of Books (www.nybooks.com/articles/16865). Eighteen months later, the CIA is still stonewalling. The agency now acknowledges that it possesses an undisclosed number of documents…which it will not release in any form. Thus records related to Kennedy’s assassination are still being hidden for reasons of ‘national security.’”

Why didn’t the media covering this important development?

Israeli Town Sues Google Maps for Acknowledging Arab Village

Posted in Israel/Palestine on February 15th, 2008

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“He who controls the present, controls the past. . . .” -George Orwell

Prior to 9/11 FBI Shut Down Arab & Muslim Web Sites

Posted in 9/11, FBI on February 11th, 2008

Read all about it.

I don’t know what the truth is, but I know they are lying to us.

Ron Paul conquers Alaska GOP

Posted in Ron Paul on February 10th, 2008

“Today we held our local district conventions and selected our delegates to the State convention in Alaska. We turned out the Paulites! Not only did we get a clear majority of delegates to the state (we were very organized and completely stealthy in this – it was like a surprise attack by Ron Paul), but listen to this…

While we were there we voted on platform changes for the state GOP. You will not believe some of the stuff that passed!”

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Ron Paul crossed off NY Ballot

Posted in Ron Paul, Vote Fraud on February 9th, 2008
Photo of NY Ballot Photos of ballots from Nassau County, New York, clearly showing Ron Paul’s name crossed off the ballot, along with Rudy Giuliani who had already dropped out, leaving voters only the choice of Huckabee, McCain and Romney.
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Good thing we’re fighting for representative government in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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