Monday, August 31, 2009

Sibel Edmonds: interview with Joseph (Joe) Trento 08-31-2009

This is probably Boiling Frogs's best interview so far. Sibel Edmonds interviews Joseph Trento and he spills the beans in the Lockerbie plane bombing and US involvement in the Middle East (more specifically Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan) and also, more in the present, Central Asia. Listen to the back door dealings with nefarious arms dealers and terrorists. There's some amazing revelations from Joe Trento that I never heard before!

Joseph Trento is a journalist who has published several books on history:
Windows: Four American Spies, the Wives They Left Behind
KGB'S Crippling of American Intelligence (1989)
Renegade CIA: Inside the Covert Intelligence Operations of George Bush (1993)
The Secret History of the CIA, 1946-1989 (2001)
Prelude to Terror: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty
Rogue CIA
Comprising of American Intelligence (2005).

[MP3] Sibel Edmonds interviews Joe Trento 08-31-2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dog, Cat, and Mouse: All in one peace sign?

Here's something you usually don't see. A mouse on top of a cat sitting on top of a dog. How did he do that??? I've raised kittens before and there's an instinct to kill.

All was fine until oil was discovered under the cat.

Here's a comment left by someone on youtube:
"it's such a shame, with our superior intellegence we as a whole refuse to use it for the good in life. people are naturally aggressive and selfish" -- SVTCO

[Youtube] Dog, Cat, and Mouse getting along just fine

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sherry Peel Jackson: Former IRS lady says we don't have to pay income tax

Remember when someone said what they meant and meant what they said? Furthermore, they could be judged by their actions? Well.. Sherry Peel Jackson is one of these people.

She didn't file her income taxes for 4 years and went to jail for it. She's currently serving 4 years. She a CPA and a former IRS agent. She tried to find the law where it stated that US citizens had to file income taxes, after seeing an ad for a $50,000 reward for anyone that could find such a law. Mrs. Sherry Jackson was astonished that could not find such a law. Furthermore, going through the IRS codebook, she found out that what the IRS taught her to enforce did not match what was in the IRS codebook.

Here is a collection of her speeches and lectures. There's some hints on what to do when an IRS puts demands on you:

[Google Video] Sherry Peel Jackson and the Income Tax filing

[Link] More videos on her website

Catherine Austin Fitts: Podcast #3 - 08-27-2009

Catherine Austin Fitts provides another great podcast for us. Topics covered include Goldman Sachs, the historical milestones for capture of whole system starting the FED in 1913, the JFK assassination, etc. George Ure is cohost.

[MP3] Catherine Austin Fitts - Podcast #3 - 08-27-2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

FREE Microsoft Software (for Students)

Looks like Microsoft is getting killed by Linux in the server market. So now they're giving away their server and programming software for free to 'students'.

Currently, you can get the following Microsoft tools from DreamSpark:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
Microsoft Expression Studio 1.0
Microsoft Expression Studio 2 Trial Edition (includes Web, Blend, Media, and Design)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
IT Academy Student Pass

Available on at no charge:
SQL Server 2008 Express Edition
Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition
XNA Game Studio 2.0 (with 12-month Creators Club Student trial membership)
Virtual PC 2007
Visual Basic 2005 Express
Visual C++ 2005 Express
Visual C# 2005 Express
Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
Visual Basic 2008 Express
Visual C++2008 Express
Visual C# 2008 Express

Download FREE Microsoft Software, you 'students'!

Danny Gans overdosed on pain meds

This wasn't really reported anywhere. To my amazement, I discovered it by googling for "Danny Gans performance videos" today. He died due to the combination of overdosing on pain medicine and drinking wine!

[Article] Danny Gans declared dead from ODing on pain meds

Roma Gypsies Dancing

Now for some culture and entertaiment... Roma Gypsies dancing... I call it the sideways (Irish) Riverdance. I can see this go over well in Vegas in a variety show.

Welp, here's a really good, fun, demonstration. The first male dancer (in the blue shirt) looks like me when I have have to go tinker real bad. The second dancer (in the yellow/blue) looks like me when the door's closed and I'm telling the guy inside to hurry.

Gypsy dancers from Romania @ the Paléo Folk music festival in Switzerland 2006

This dance was performed at Romafest in Verbunk and it is a fast version of a genuine romanian folk dance, "Barbuncul", which is originally from Transsylvania.

[Youtube] Romafest in Verbunk: Barbuncul

Sir James Goldsmith: His speech to the Senate 11-15-1994 + his warnings in 1997


What a great guy. He's one of the rare individuals put on earth that tells the truth. He predicts everything that's happening now with the economy. He gave out the warnings but no one listened. History keeps repeating itself!

Sir James Goldsmith was so petrified by the GATT trading treaty that he came out of retirement to start a new political party in Europe and to become chairmain of one of the European parlimentary group to fight it.

"I was in business.. I believe in free markets. I beleive in free enterprise. I believe the purpose of the economy is not just to just improve indices but to improve the state of the nation. Yours, mine." -- Sir James Goldsmith

I say people need to start doing business with friends and people that are beneficial to society.

[Youtube] Sir James Goldsmith lectures the Senate in 1994 Part 1 (Parts 2-3 in playlist in the right)

[Youtube] Sir James Goldsmith: Referendum Party and the 1997 election. 04-15-1997

TONY GREEN's NWO art exhibit

I believe Tony Green himself posted a link to his video right here on this blog a few days ago.

Anyways, it's interesting to see what NWO art looks like. Here's the description off youtube:

New Orleans artist/musician TONY GREEN walks us through his exhibition of etchings & watercolors about the New World Orders's sinister agenda for the planet at the Academy Gallery in New Orleans April 2009.

[Youtube] Tony Green's art exhibition

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Every evening is a carnival on a Bombay chapatti (beach) + street food

Every evening there is a carnival like atmosphere on a Bombay chowpatty (beach). Dang, the same snacks here cost 30x as much and taste 30x worse.

[Youtube] Good food for a quarter in a festive environment.

[Youtube] Why does street food taste better than restaurant food?

Now go back to work people

This reminds me of my my 8-5 routine.

[Youtube] The boss needs another Mercedes.

Sir James Goldsmith interview on The Charlie Rose Show 11-15-1994

Catherine Austin Fitts mentioned this interview and I dug it up. Sir James Goldsmith is one of those rare, sincere, people with integrity that you can trust. He freely says what he believes without any loyalties to any interests. His predictions from 1994 are amazingly accurate. Laura Tyson, seen arguing in the video, is now an economic advisor in the Obama Administration. Previous to that, she was a professor at UC Berkeley??? Stuff does float to the top, doesn't it? She believes more government spending will solve the current crises. So the lack of government spending is what caused this crises? How about the corrupt politicians and corporations? Can we roll back the policies of the past 2-3 decades?

Folks, this is one the most important videos you will ever watch!

I have my own observations. Why not have a policy to remove import trade barriers with 3rd world countries so that the US can export to these countries easier? Wait, didn't we already have NAFTA? (sarcasm) Also, why do you need to lower 3rd world countries' barriers to production for export to the USA (example: Asia and Sez)?

Now I know, that NAFTA devasted Mexican farmers due to subsidized crops being imported into Mexico because Mexican farmers couldn't produce the crops cheaper than the US! Well, it's not just Mexico. The US has done this to many many countries including Jamacia, India, etc. Besides, isn't it the right of every country to decide for themselves. Why do you need agreements if trade is supposedly 'free'? Also, does free trade require a aircraft carrier and bombs show up if you do not go with the flow?

There is a dislocation between corporate profits and jobs. That's why you are seeing the stock market going up currently while jobs are descreasing. It makes sense now that interest rates are low and the corporations can buy up stuff on the cheap and consolidate. Heck, those that are politically connected will survive while their competition will die off.

Full cost of production of a product MUST include costs to the environment and society. The full lifecycle cost of the product should actually be considered. Maybe if something toxic cost a lot to dispose of, it wouldn't be made in the first place.

Vandana Shiva, the anti-Monsanto seed lady :) is mentioned. I also recommend everyone take a look at P. Sainath.

Lastly, there's a few more Sir James Goldsmith videos on this blog.

Update: GRRRRR!!! They keep removing all the important videos!!! I've updated this post with a working link!

[Youtube PLAYLIST] Sir James Goldsmith interviews with bumbling Charlie Rose and the lobotomized useful tool Laura Tyson

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Catherine Austin Fitts: interview on the Red Ice Radio 08-23-2009

Catherine Austine Fitts interviews on Sweden's Red Ice Radio. She became an 'enemy of the state' for trying to increase transparency at HUD. She believes there will be depopulation in our future. She discusses agenda of maximizing control NOT profits. She's the one to come up with the concepts of decentralization (moving away from government and large corporations) and 'tapeworm' economy where the resources are organized to by the tapeworm to feed itself at the detriment of the host.

She also covers:
- the swine flu and the dangers of vaccinations
- the inefficient healthcare industrial complex and intentional pollution and toxicity of environment and health
- American philanthropy an endowments such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that are used to hide from taxes and to feed the military industrial complex, the various corporations, and various agendas
- the nefarious agenda to take over seed stock for purposes of population reduction
- the leveraged buyout of the economy
- treasury bonds as a mechanism to tax the world backed by force by the military

[MP3] Catherine Austine Fitts - The interview on Sweden's Red Ice Radio 08-23-2009 (1 Hour)

Monday, August 24, 2009

John Perkins interviewed by Alex Jones 08-24-2009

John Perkins talks about the Honduras coup being assisted by the CIA and business interests of Honduras. Honduras and Haiti must not increase their minimum wage because that will set off wage increases in the rest of Latin America. Eric Holder's law firm defended Chiquita in court and brokered a deal to plead guilty to "engaging in transactions with a specially designated global terrorist organization" for its part in assassinations and coups of previous decades when the company as United Fruit. The fine was a measly $25 million over 5 years.

We need to start boycotting those companies that do not share our values!! Buy fair trade. Buy local. Buy from companies trying to do the right thing. Of course it will cost a little, but it's a small price to pay to keep monopolies and corruption at bay. As Catherine Austin Fitts says, DECENTRALIZE!

Also discussed the hitjob done on America. The 3rd world was treated as such the past 30 years. Now the rooster has come to roost right here in the USA.

[Youtube] John Perkins interviewed by Alex Jones 08-24-2009 Part1

[Youtube] John Perkins interview Part2-4 HERE

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Congratulations Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner

In a world of psychopaths, demagogues, and carpetbaggers bent on war and financial, economic, and political gain there's Muhammad Yunus who leads us to a better future.

To those who have Indian rupee accounts, is doing great work helping the poor in India. Everywhere else, Google's offshoot is helping thousands and thousands of people in the USA and around the world get out the misery of poverty. Participate in loaning some money to the poor today while interest rates are near 0%. Why keep the money in the bank when it can be helping somone? The repayment rate for Rangde is 100% and Kiva 98%+(after $10s of millions in loans) so your money's safe.

[Youtube] Congratulations Muhammad Yunus and thank you!

Charlie and Danny at the Canary Wharf, UK Matrix

Charlie and Danny perform a hilarious expose of the matrix at private Canary Wharf in the UK. Can you say police state?

The authorities (including private security dressed to look like police) don't know what to do when they are spreading smiles, hugs and love by NOT protesting (they're ONLY speaking through a megaphone).

[Youtube] Charlie and Danny @ Canary Wharf - Part1

[Youtube] Charlie and Danny @ Canary Wharf - Part2

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Larry Flynt proposes a national strike to combat corruption

This is making the rounds. Larry Flynt has his say about the endemic corruption gone even more pervasive. Ithought I'd never blog about Larry Flynt. I wonder if I will start getting a different set of visitors based off google searches now. HAHAHAHA.

Larry Flynt is calling for a national strike from going to work or shopping for one day and continuing until there is campaign reform.

"In America, corporations are the government." -- Larry Flynt

"I'm calling for a national strike, one designed to close the country down for a day. The intent? Real campaign-finance reform and strong restrictions on lobbying. Because nothing will change until we take corporate money out of politics. Nothing will improve until our politicians are once again answerable to their constituents, not the rich and powerful.

Let's set a date. No one goes to work. No one buys anything. And if that isn't effective -- if the politicians ignore us -- we do it again. And again. And again." -- Larry Flynt

"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure -- one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." -- David Rockerfeller (2002)

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their father's conquered." -- Thomas Jefferson

[Article] Larry Flynt takes break from peddling smut to propose a national strike

Sibel Edmonds: interview with Khatchig Mouradian 08-21-2009

Sibel Edmonds does a insightful interview with Khatchig Mouradian. It's easier to see the names and ponder about the testimony when they're written in text.

[Article] Sibel Edmonds interviews with Khatchig Mouradian 08-21-2009

Muhammad Yunus on his Loans to Beggers project

Here's a funny but insightful segment on banking from Muhammad Yunus on his experiment to loan beggers without collateral.

[Youtube] Muhammad Yunus experiments with loans to beggers

Friday, August 21, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK): The Assassination Conspiracy Trial

Here's something that you've probably never heard of before. The MLK Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial. The verdict came back guilty and there was a judgement of about $500 against the defendant, the MOB

Dr. William F. Pepper is shown giving the closing arguments in the following series of videos.

[Youtube] MLK Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial - Closing Arguments - Part 1/10

[Youtube] [Youtube] MLK Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial - Closing Arguments - Parts 2-10

Michael Moore's New Movie: CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY

CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY opens October 2, 2009. That's a long ways away! A lot can happen between now and then!

Looks like the bankers and the hired goons treat Michael Moore with greater respect than they did the previous decades. They know people aren't buying their propaganda anymore. They also know hey're going to be in Moore's movie.

That M.I.A. music is everywhere now! I liked her Pull up the People and Bucky Done Gun songs years before she became an overnight sensation a la Slumdog Millionare. Her live music remixes and performances are quite good too. She'll have the audience come dance on stage near the end. Once again congrats M.I.A.!

[Youtube] Trailer - Michael Moore's CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY opening 10-02-2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Peter Schiff making too much sense on healthcare

Here's something on health care that you won't hear ANYWHERE else. Why is the cost of lasik going down? Because insurance doesn't cover it and you HAVE to shop around! Insurance should only cover catastrophes. Why is it you have a concept of paying for everything you need like food, shelter, gas, car, etc? But when it comes to health care, it shouldn't cost you anything?????

[Youtube] Peter Schiff wants insurance out of basic health care

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cindy Sheehan: Interviews Cynthia McKinney 08-16-2009

Here's a fascinating interview of the defiant Cynthia McKinney by Cindy Sheehan. Cynthia McKinney talks about her run in with the Israeli authorities and commends the boat captain of doing a marvelous job of steering the ship without GPS. Also mentioned is all the attention that Cynthia McKinney gained by the detention that she wouldn't have gotten otherwise. Smart move Israel!

[MP3] Cindy Sheehan interviews Cynthia McKinney 08-16-2009

Ralph Nader: Healthcare and the Bailout

Who do you go to for advice and integrity during troubled times? Of course, the one and only crime fighter, Ralph Nader!

Here's Ralph Nader in favor of full single payer healthcare. I have family members in the healthcare profession and they tell me the single payer health plan is the only way to go. Everybody can be covered under the same premiums we are paying right now to private "insurance". I think the concept of healtch care insurance needs to change. We pay for food, water, shelter and all of our other needs. Why is it when it comes to the subject of healthcare everyone expects not to pay the full amount out of their pockets for any service they get? Insurance should be for catastrophies like accidents and big ticket items, not for headaches and xrays. Because insurance pays for all the care, it makes everything expensive. I can assure you that if most care was paid by cash, healthcare would automatically be rationed and also prices would be much cheaper than they are now, due to shopping around for the lowest prices. I was going to my dentist on cash basis and she was charging me $55 per filling. When I used my insurance she got paid almost 3x as much for the same exact filling. She wanted me to get all my fillings redone because I had insurance.

Ralph Nader on the subject of the bailouts wants to put the crooks in jail. Plain and simple.

[Youtube] Ralph Nader on Democracy Now! discussing Obama's health care sellout - Part1

[Youtube] Ralph Nader on Democracy Now! discussing Obama's health care sellout - Part2

[Youtube] Ralph Nader on the bailout

Gerald Celente: Interview on King World News

Gerald Celente covers all the latest happenings in an extensive interview on King World News.

[Youtube] Gerald Celente interview on King World News

[Youtube] The rest of Gerald Celente's interview HERE

Friday, August 14, 2009

William K. Black: The Great American Bank Robbery 06-11-2009

Here's a great lecture and a long Q&A session with Willian K. Black.

William K. Black, the former litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board who investigated the Savings and Loan disaster of the 1980s, discusses the latest scandal in which a single bank, IndyMac, lost more money than was lost during the entire Savings and Loan crisis. He will examine the political failure behind this economic disaster, in which not only massive fraud has taken place, but a vast transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class continues as the federal government bails out the seemingly reckless, if not the criminal. Black teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One.

[Video] William K. Black: The Great American Bank Robbery

Catherine Austin Fitts: interview on the Jeff Rense Show 07-29-2009

Catherine Austin Fitts continues the theme of decentralization by encouraging everyone to take their daily lives into their own hands and to change their patterns so that local community growth is encouraged and centralized institutional control broken. You can do so by withdrawing your money from any of the big bailed out banks and putting it into a local bank. Buy precious metal coins and trade them as currency with others instead of dollars. Earn a 4% return (based on inflation and lack of a income tax chanrge) by buying and stocking up on commodity food and household items such as paper towels.

Also discussed is analysis of the ongoing corruption and fraud by the fed and the banks. Catherine talks about her run in with the DOJ and how her family gave money back that she had given them earlier on as gift. She contrasts this benefit of support vs. the big banks.

[Youtube] Catherine Austin Fitts interviews on the Jeff Rense Show 07-29-2009

[Youtube] Watch the rest of the interview HERE

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sibel Edmonds: interview with Philip Giraldi 08-13-2009

Sibel Edmonds interviews with Philip Giraldi on her The Boiling Frogs show.

Philip Giraldi is a former CIA and DIA counter-terrorism officer, member of the American Conservative Defense Alliance, and contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine. He has a regular column, Smoke & Mirrors, on He is also involved with Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty.

Topics discussed include the Israel Lobby AIPAC, Larry Franklin, the scandalous Jane Harman, the continuous erosion of our civil liberties, the police state, the military industrial complex, and Ron Paul gets mentioned a few times!!

[MP3] Sibel Edmonds interviews Philip Giraldi on The Boiling Frogs 08-13-2009

Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger full movie

Here's Sibel Edmonds in her Kill The Messenger movie (full version on youtube):
[Youtube] Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger Part 1/5

[Youtube] Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger - Rest of the Movie here

People in western India want clean energy!

Just say NO to nonrenewable resource power generation! The farmers want solar, wind, and geothermal. The politicians and businessmen want quick bucks from coal power generation. Of course, coal will destroy the livelihoods anf farmlands of thousands and thousands of farmers. But who cares? It'll create a handful of high paying jobs for those with college degrees. Of course the CEOs and polliticians won't live downstream of a coal plant.

[Article] Western Indian farmers say NO to coal

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Who wants to see some magic?

The group is called Men in Coats (looks like they're out of the UK) and they're hilarious!

[Youtube] Men in Coats - Comedy Magic

Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger film + Testimony Under Oath

Here's Sibel Edmonds exposing the FBI, higher ups in the state department, politicians, and bribes and blackmail based on what she learned as a translator for the NSA. There's payoff money available in exchange for nuclear secrets!

[Youtube] Kill The Messenger - trailer

[Youtube] Sibel Edmonds Finally Testifies Under Oath

Sibel Edmonds: interview with Russ Tice 07-30-2009

Sibel Edmonds interviews Russ Tice on her ‘Boiling Frogs’ podcast. Russ Tice is a former NSA Intelligence Analyst & Capabilities Operations Officer specializing in Offensive Information Warfare (O-IW).

Topics covered include: lack of change from Obama, instituting whistleblower protections, FISA and telecom spying and its unconstitutional illegality, news coverage of the irrelavant, the offshoring of security hardware such as microchips, mass media not running critical stories, blackmailing and buying off politicians, and secret NSA programs.

Russ states that there's people working in the NSA that are highly upset about what's going on but cannot speak out for the fear of losing their livelihoods, just like Russ. Russ also says the frog isn't quite boiled yet because people that speak out aren't disappeared the next day. The number one country spying on the US is China, and number two is Israel!

[MP3] Sibel Edmonds of Boiling Frogs Show interviews Russ Tice 07-30-2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Danny and his Megaphone

Here's Danny with a megaphone outside the railway station in the UK talking to the crowd about the irrelevant news.

[Youtube] Danny and his Megaphone in the UK

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sliders: The Pilot

Wow! What a movie! I just got done watching the Sliders pilot. It gets good near the end as they enter the underground. A world wth no fear! Imagine that! The stuff about the Soviets is all propaganda of course. Fear those Soviets! PT&T? Domino theory? Laugh.

[Youtube] Sliders the Pilot trailer

[Hulu Video] Sliders The Pilot - Watch Full Episode

Uighur Uprising: One more graphic video

Here's one more graphic Uighur uprising video. I believe this video shows dead Hans, but I cannot be sure.

[Youtube] Uighur Uprising: Dead people

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Uighurs: The Oppression in China

Location: NorthWest Chinese Province Xinjiang Capital - Urumchi

This wasn't covered anywhere on any online news sites or blogs. I am so surprised since it is such an important event, and especially since there's some very graphic footage. Why was there a media blackout? Has the Chinese octopus finally reached around the US media's necks with its tentacles already?

The Uighurs rebel against the Chinese Han oppressors in July 2009. The Hans think they're protecting their country China from those savage Uighurs. The Hans are favored (their rights protected and merchants backed with favorable loans) by the central Chinese government.

What a world! What a world! I think we can officially name the 21st century, The Century of Tyranny.

Warning: There's sick and EXTREMELY violent footage of people beating to death people.

[Youtube] Uighur uprising Video1

[Youtube] Uighur uprising Video2
Embedding disabled so please click on the link above :(

[Youtube] Uighur uprising Video3

John Perkins: Newsletter 08/05/2009 - Honduras

I received this newsletter from John Perkins in my email a few days ago. Here it is in its entirety:

Dear Friends

Speaking of Democracy, Honduras, and President Obama. . .

In writing my new book Hoodwinked (Random House, Nov 2009 publication date), I recently visited Central America. Everyone I talked with there was convinced that the military coup that had overthrown the democratically-elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, had been engineered by two US companies, with CIA support. And that the US and its new president were not standing up for democracy.

Earlier in the year Chiquita Brands International Inc. (formerly United Fruit) and Dole Food Co had severely criticized Zelaya for advocating an increase of 60% in Honduras’s minimum wage, claiming that the policy would cut into corporate profits. They were joined by a coalition of textile manufacturers and exporters, companies that rely on cheap labor to work in their sweatshops.

Memories are short in the US, but not in Central America. I kept hearing people who claimed that it was a matter of record that Chiquita (United Fruit) and the CIA had toppled Guatemala’s democratically-elected president Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 and that International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT), Henry Kissinger, and the CIA had  brought down Chile’s Salvador Allende in 1973. These people were certain that Haiti’s president Jean-Bertrand Aristide had been ousted by the CIA in 2004 because he proposed a minimum wage increase, like Zelaya’s.

I was told by a Panamanian bank vice president, “Every multinational knows that if Honduras raises its hourly rate, the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean will have to follow. Haiti and Honduras have always set the bottom line for minimum wages. The big companies are determined to stop what they call a ‘leftist revolt’ in this hemisphere. In throwing out Zelaya they are sending frightening messages to all the other presidents who are trying to raise the living standards of their people.”  

It did not take much imagination to envision the turmoil sweeping through every Latin American capital. There had been a collective sign of relief at Barack Obama’s election in the U.S., a sense of hope that the empire in the North would finally exhibit compassion toward its southern neighbors, that the unfair trade agreements, privatizations, draconian IMF Structural Adjustment Programs, and threats of military intervention would slow down and perhaps even fade away. Now, that optimism was turning sour.

The cozy relationship between Honduras’s military coup leaders and the corporatocracy were confirmed a couple of days after my arrival in Panama. England’s The Guardian ran an article announcing that “two of the Honduran coup government's top advisers have close ties to the US secretary of state. One is Lanny Davis, an influential lobbyist who was a personal lawyer for President Bill Clinton and also campaigned for Hillary. . . The other hired gun for the coup government that has deep Clinton ties is (lobbyist) Bennett Ratcliff.” (1)

DemocracyNow! broke the news that Chiquita was represented by a powerful Washington law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, and its consultant, McLarty Associates (2). President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder had been a Covington partner and a defender of Chiquita when the company was accused of hiring “assassination squads” in Colombia (Chiquita was found guilty, admitting that it had paid organizations listed by the US government as terrorist groups “for protection” and agreeing in 2004 to a $25 million fine). (3)  George W. Bush’s UN Ambassador, John Bolton, a former Covington lawyer, had fiercely opposed Latin American leaders who fought for their peoples’ rights to larger shares of the profits derived from their resources; after leaving the government in 2006, Bolton became involved with the Project for the New American Century, the Council for National Policy, and a number of other programs that promote corporate hegemony in Honduras and elsewhere.  McLarty Vice Chairman John Negroponte was U.S. Ambassador to Honduras from 1981-1985, former Deputy Secretary of State, Director of National Intelligence, and U.S. Representative to the United Nations; he played a major role in the U.S.-backed Contra’s secret war against Nicaragua’s Sandinista  government and has consistently opposed the policies of the  democratically-elected pro-reform Latin American presidents.(4) These three men symbolize the insidious power of the corporatocracy, its bipartisan composition, and the fact that the Obama Administration has been sucked in.

The Los Angeles Times went to the heart of this matter when it concluded:

What happened in Honduras is a classic Latin American coup in another sense: Gen. Romeo Vasquez, who led it, is an alumnus of the United States' School of the Americas (renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). The school is best known for producing Latin American officers who have committed major human rights abuses, including military coups. (5)

All of this leads us once again to the inevitable conclusion: you and I must change the system. The president – whether Democrat or Republican – needs us to speak out.

Chiquita, Dole and all your representatives need to hear from you. Zelaya must be reinstated.

“Who's in charge of US foreign policy? The coup in Honduras has exposed divisions between Barack Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton” by Mark Weisbrot (July 23, 2009)

(2) (July 23, 2009)

(3) “Chiquita admits to paying Colombia terrorists: Banana company agrees to $25 million fine for paying AUC for protection” MSNBC March 15, 2007 (July 24, 2009)

 (4) Fore more information: (July 23, 2009)

(5) “The high-powered hidden support for Honduras' coup: The country's rightful president was ousted by a military leadership that takes many of its cues from Washington insiders.” by Mark Weisbrot, Los Angeles Times, July 23, 2009,0,7566740.story (July 23, 2009)

John Perkins interviewed by Kevin Trudeau 07-29-2009

John Perkins is interviewed in the Kevin Trudeau Show on 07-29-2009. There's new information on the recent Hondurus coup d'etat, the domestic economic hit here in the homeland, and John's new book Hoodwinked to be released November 2009.

Please fast forward to 1:30:00 to listen to John Perkins.

[Video] John Perkins: interview on The Kevin Trudeau Show 07-29-2009 (Starts at 1:30:00)

Sunday, August 02, 2009


My apologies to all the readers of this blog. I only have time to add blog entries on the weekend thanks to the start of a demanding fulltime job. So for now look for me to input new material to the blog only on the weekends, with sparse bonus entries during the weekdays, if time permits.

Catherine Austin Fitts: July 2009 podcasts

Catherine Austin Fitts puts all the pieces together into a clear picture of what's going on. Here's two very good podcasts dated July 2009 by Catherine Austin Fitts from her site.

[MP3] Catherine Austin Fitts & present: SRD #1 - Franklin Sanders, Community Derivatives, Terrorism and the Economy - 07-07-2009

[MP3] Catherine Austin Fitts & present: SRD#2 - The Financial coup d'etat, the New World debutante party, and outsourced and out of money - 07-29-2009

Hillary Clinton brown noses CFR July 2009

Today's theme is smugness.

Notice how Hillary Clinton speaks to the CFR members? It's a lot different from talking down to serfs during a news conference?

Threats? You're the guys that created all these threats.

[Youtube] Hillary Clinton bubbly at CFR

How to attend a townhall meeting

So today I run into a news article fom yahoo about townhall gone wild in Setauket, N.Y... It's mentioned that Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop needs a police escort to help him safely out. Needless to say, he isn't going to any more townhalls.

Notice the smugness from the Congressman. He's better than anyone else. He knows more than the crowd and he can't be wrong. He's right and everyone else is wrong.

"Silent no more!" -- Protestors

[Youtube] Congressman Tim Bishop hears from his serfs