Saturday, October 31, 2009

Idiotic War on Drugs exposed

Well well well... It turns out Marijuana supplies 60%+ of the profits to those evil drug cartels, making it the most sought after drug to grow and sell. Simple legalization of THIS fairly harmless plant would solve many of our societal and criminal problems!

[Article] The Pathetic War on Marijuana exposed

The History behind Halloween


The history is 2000 years old. The Celtic New Year marked the end of harvest season come October 31 and this was celebrated. The church adopted it and changed it here and there. Then the Irish brought the celebration over in the 1840s during the wave of potato famines. It first started as harmless tricks but it turned to blackmail and extortion in the 1930s. Give them candy or lose your house! I guess to put it in modern context, the homeowner might get threatened with torture?

[Youtube] Halloween in a Historical Context

Ring my Bell: Things are not as they appear

Here's a great example of how things may not be what they appear to be on first glance and that closer inspection and inquiry is necessary.

WARNING: Video APPEARS to contain graphic content. Viewert discretion is advised. Are you over 17 years old? IF not the company a parent or guardian is required. :p

[Youtube] Innocence lost to illusion

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield on Oprah 10-16-2009

Holyfield and Tyson shake hands on Oprah. It's an amazing episode! I don't get the guy trying to relate to Tyson with his tragic story. He flies all the way to the show to talk to Tyson about it?

If Tyson gets it and changes, can't everything else that needs change, change? Peace not violence. Love everywhere.

[Video] Tyson lends Holyfield his ear on Oprah

Friday, October 30, 2009

Barack Obama's 57 states

Barack Obama visited 57 states. My guess is the teleprompter was broken. Cosby should host Politicians say the Darndest Things. At least the people in the back figured it out and started laughing, unlike the lapdog media when Pelosi discovered 500 million people were living in America.

[Youtube] Obama's 57 states

Nancy Pelosi: 500 million Americans to lose jobs

Nancy Pelosi says 500 million Americans to lose jobs if they don't pass legislation favored by her. They BETTER pass that legislation swiftly and boldly! We can't have 500 million Americans without a job! Don't believe she said that? See for yourself.

[Youtube] Nancy Pelosi's 500 million Americans to lose jobs

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Google Wave: Demo Video

Guys, Check out what Google has in store. Your life just got easier and more overwhelming at the same time! Google Wave is gmail, google talk, blogging, forums, and orkut all put together on one gmail type webpage. Google Wave makes interaction with other people much more easier and quicker. You can do so much, it will make your head spin!

[Youtube] Google Wave Demo Video

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

George4Title tours ghetto Victorville with Sam

Homes in Victorville whose minimal building cost are $200,000 are being sold for as low as $39,000. New homes that are at most 2-3 years old are destroyed by neglect, gangs, hoodlums, and drug abuses. Section 8 housing is the norm. Windows are broken, lawns are brown, walls are graffitied, driveays host flat tire, cobwebbed, rusting vehicles.

McMansion housing projects are abandoned and appear as ghost towns. Nearby, a mansion is torched, presumably for an insurance payout. Someone explain to me how fire insurance takes a person out of a mortgage obligation?

[Youtube Playlist] George4Title tours the economically collapsed area Victorville with viewer Sam

Ramakrishna N.K. interviews MFI's Ram and Smita 10/2009

Here's an insightful interview that gives us a taste of some of what goes on behind the scenes of the microfinance institution,, which is based out of Chennai, India.

[Youtube Playlist] Ramakrishna N.K. interview with's founders Ram and Smita 10/2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Daniel Ellsberg: Comparing Afghanistan to Vietnam

Daniel Ellsberg makes a great comparison between the Afghanistan military adventure and Vietnam. In both cases, it's a major failure and will have the same conclusion. Mr. Ellsberg also compares Obama to Johnson and the lack of making the right decision to end the war.

[Youtube] Daniel Ellsberg: Compares Afghanistan to Vietnam

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Indian and Chinese Phd Student Brain Drain?

Insane in the Brain Drain?

Here's an article by the Washington Post (the mainstream media does trip up and do some research from time to time, heck a broken clock's right twice a day) on Indian and Chinese Phds finding a better life to be back in in their native countries.

Being born in India, and after visiting there a couple of times the past few years, I must say the social fabric of the society is intact there, although it's somewhat changing for the worse due to all the outsourcing. People focus on human values such as friendship and family rather than material wealth. Although things are quickly changing, the majority still live a simpler, respectful, and satisfying life. Even earning 1/3 the U.S. salary there will give you a luxurious, worry free, lifestyle. Let's just say the people staying here are more inclined to be materialistic. Another thing to ponder is why are there so many H1s coming over with experience. It's because they've been given a chance to expand their hands on jobs skills by their companies. Over here you get the runaround. No experience, no job and no chance to get experience.

"What propelled them to return home? Some 84% of the Chinese and 69% of the Indians cited professional opportunities. And while they make less money in absolute terms at home, most said their salaries brought a "better quality of life" than what they had in the U.S. (There was also some reverse culture shock?complaints about congestion in India, say, and pollution in China.) When it came to social factors, 67% of the Chinese and 80% of the Indians cited better "family values" at home. Ability to care for aging parents was also cited, and this may be a hidden visa factor: it's much harder to bring parents and other family members over to the U.S. than in the past. For the vast majority of returnees, a longing for family and friends was also a crucial element.

A return ticket home also put their career on steroids. About 10% of the Indians polled had held senior management jobs in the U.S. That number rose to 44% after they returned home. Among the Chinese, the number rose from 9% in the U.S. to 36% in China.

e surveyed 1,224 foreign students from dozens of nations who are currently studying at U.S. universities or who graduated in 2008. The majority told us that they didn?t think that the U.S. was the best place for their professional careers and they planned to return home. Only 6 percent of Indian, 10 percent of Chinese, and 15 percent of European students planned to settle in the U.S.

Many students wanted to stay for a few years after graduation if given a choice?58% of Indians, 54% of Chinese, and 40% of Europeans. But they see the future being brighter back home. Only 7% of Chinese students, 9% of European students, and 25% of Indian students believe that the best days of the U.S. economy lie ahead. Conversely, 74% of Chinese students and 86% of Indian students believe that the best days for their home country?s economy lie ahead. National Science Foundation studies have shown that the ?5 year stay rates? for Chinese and Indians science and engineering PhD?s have historically been around 92 % and 85% respectively (NSF tracks these 5 years at a time, and the vast majority stay permanently). So something has clearly changed."

[Article]Washington Post: Reverse Brain Drain To India And China

Douglas Rushkoff: corporatization and monetization of everything

Life Inc. Dispatch Video Series
Videos encapsulating key concepts and ready strategies from Douglas Rushkoff’s LIFE INC. for de-corporatizing our lives, abandoning the speculative economy, and rebuilding both commerce and community from the bottom up.

Woah! As I was typing in the tags, it popped up the Douglas Rushkoff tag, which means there's a previous blog entry on this outstanding fellow. Sure enough, I look and find a radio interview be did back in June of this year! Check it out HERE.

Here's lots of clips from Douglas Rushkoff on the corporatization and monetization of everything in one's life.

Just let the clips play through the playlist. There's a 5 sec pause in between.

[Vimeo] Douglas Rushkoff on the corporatization and monetization of everything

Clinical Diagnosis of Corporations by Dr. Robert D. Hare

Dr. Robert D. Hare and Dr. Paul Babiak wrote the book Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work which unmasks corporate psychos.

Here Dr. Robert D. Hare is discussing similarities of psychopathic individual (something we can relate to easily) to a psychopathic corporation.

[Youtube] Dr. Robert D. Hare: Clinical Diagnosis of Corporations

Friday, October 23, 2009

Political Ponerology the book available online for FREE!

Yes, the mattress is freeeeeeeee! Yes, even in the land of psychos / psychopaths.

A few days ago, I found out through the Disquiet Reservations blog, that there is a PDF of this book available for all to download and read for free. Be warned, it's not an easy read!

This is a followup to the original blog entry Political Ponerology: Harrison Koehli interviewed by Dustin Sunflower.

ARRRG! They got rid of the pdf file. Here's another link. Please report any broken links!

[PDF] Political Ponerology by Andrew Lobaczewski: The Book (Be careful with adware)

Here is a Sott's webpage of Andrew Lobaczewski containing an introduction and an interview conducted November 2005.

The editors of were recently informed that, after a long period of illness, Dr. Andrzej M. Łobaczewski passed away in late November of last year. Łobaczewski was the author of Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes.

He was born in 1921 and grew up on a rural estate in the piedmont vicinity of Poland. Under the Nazi occupation of Poland he worked on the family farm, was an apiarist, and then a soldier of the Home Army, an underground Polish resistance organization. After the Soviet invasion of Poland, the family estate was confiscated and the Łobaczewski family was driven from their ancient home.

Łobaczewski's desire to learn psychology grew during World War II, and after the war he attended Yagiellonian University in Cracow while working to support himself and his studies. The conditions under Communist rule turned his attention to the matters of psychopathology, especially to the role of psychopathic persons in such a governmental system. As his investigations proceeded, he learned that he was not the first such researcher to follow this line of thinking. As others became aware of his questions, it was made known to him that a similar work was already underway, having been begun by a secret agreement of scientists of the older generation which included Kazimierz Dąbrowski. Łobaczewski joined this effort, but the network of scientific collaborators, and their work, was soon destroyed by the Communist Secret Police. Łobaczewski undertook the task of completing the work and putting it in writing.

Working in a mental hospital, then a general hospital, and finally in the open mental health service, Łobaczewski improved his skills in clinical diagnosis and psychotherapy. Finally, when suspected by the political authorities of knowing too much about the pathological nature of the system, he was forced to burn the manuscript of the collected research only a few minutes ahead of a search by the Communist Secret Police. After this disaster, he painfully assembled a second version of the manuscript which he sent to the Vatican in care of a tourist acting as courier. No word was ever received about the fate of this document. In 1977, the Roman correspondent to Radio Free Europe, to whom Łobaczewski had spoken about the work, denounced him to the Polish authorities. He was forced to emigrate in 1977, and all his papers, books, and research materials were confiscated.

In the USA, his efforts to bring the results of this research were stymied by the activities of communism in the United States both in academia and in the publishing industry. In spite of very difficult opposition, he re-wrote the manuscript - the research into psychopathy and other psychopathologies and how they dominate totalitarian government systems - as best he could from memory in New York in 1984. All attempts to publish this book at this time failed. A small printing of copies for academics was the only result, and these soon faded from view. (SOTT research has uncovered the fact that at least some academics must have read this material - or heard of it - and incorporated the ideas into their own work. Robert Rieber of John Jay College of Criminal Justice being a case in point.)

His health broken, Łobaczewski returned to Poland in 1990. His health was partially restored under the care of old friends in the medical profession, and he became able to work again. He soon published another of his works on topics of psychotherapy and socio-psychology and began to transcribe the manuscript of Political Ponerology that he had written by hand in 1984 into a computer file.

Despite the horrors he witnessed and experienced, including the loss of most of his family, Łobaczewski remained a courageous and gentle soul. His compassion, understanding, and tangible hope for humanity pervade his work, both clinical and written. He saw the condition of our world, and the disease which has plagued humanity for millennia. And yet he also saw the possibility of a better future. His work, Political Ponerology, embodies this hope, as the following words which conclude the book, show. It is up to us to see that his vision is remembered, and that his work was not completed in vain.

Charlie and Danny and Easyjet's low fares to Tel Aviv 10-21-2009

For those who haven't yet subscribed to Charlie Veich and Danny's youtube channel.

Charlie and Danny show up with their signs and megaphones and make themselves present near "Easyjet's low fares to Tel Aviv" production.

Charlie and Danny: Easy Jet to Tel Aviv & "Everything is OK"

Hilarious Max Keiser interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts 10-23-2009

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts cracks up in this interview by Max Keiser. Goldman Sachs is a welfare queen and the dollar is a casualty.

Max Keiser interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts 10-23-2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

William K. Black on Democracy Now! 10-15-2009

Ahhh! I'm a bit late with discovering this interview.

The latest dirty laundry gets aired. The reforms on derivatives are a scandal since they exempt all the troublesome derivatives. It was found out via the Pecora Commission, around the Great Depression, that certain elites were given stock at half of the market price, and one of them was the former president! The current "Pecora Commission" in place is a fake and the politicians are arrogant enough to coverup the coverup in public.

"Well, I mean, Summers, for example—you talked about Geithner’s aides and how much money they had made, and, of course, it’s absurdly large, and they’re making it typically for not doing much of anything. But they’re taking their cue from Summers, who got $5 million, roughly, for working one day a week in areas he had no expertise. So, you know, once you leave the federal service, then these interests that you were very helpful to find a way to make you spectacularly rich, and they know that that’s what’s coming in their future. That’s part of the problem.

But the bigger part of the problem, in many ways, is that they have such an ideology about the market and its ability to deal with all problems that has no basis in reality, has been exposed in this crisis as completely fictional, and yet they can’t give it up. I mean, think of yourself as one of these professors who’s been trained in the Milton Friedmanish views, and you’re in your fifties, and you’ve been saying—you know, everything you’ve said in your career is wrong. Everything you’ve learned in your career is wrong. All of your areas of expertise are wrong. Are you going to admit that? “Hi, I’ve been misleading you, and I’m sorry I caused this disaster. And by the way, I have no meaningful skills or experience". ... It’s not going to happen.” --- William K. Black

William K. Black on Democracy Now! 10-15-2009 Part 2/4

William K. Black on Democracy Now! 10-15-2009 Part 3/4

William K. Black on Democracy Now! 10-15-2009 Part 4/4

Alex Jones's Fall of the Republic 10-21-2009

And here we go...

[Youtube] Alex Jones: Fall of the Republic

The Rest Of The Parts HERE

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Citibank's Plutonomy Report 2006

Do you think these guys (the likes of Citibank) don't know what's going on? Do you really think it's incompetence that has caused such an imbalance in income distribution? Take a glimpse into Citibank's Plutonomy Report in 2006 as they paint wealth confiscation by the top 10% as a good thing. Go politicians!

The report looks like it was written by Indian workers. How can I tell? By the phrases that are used.

This report was linked elsewhere online at several websites a few weeks ago. So I apologize if you have already run into it.

[Link] Citibank's Plutonomy Report 2006

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Test your eye's color sensitivity

Well it's almost halloween. Time just flies by!

Ok, so you know you're not color blind. But do you know just how strong your color vision is? Well, this test determines just how sensitive your color vision is.

[Link] Test your color sensitivity

Please comment on how you did :).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Floods in India - 10/2009

Floods devastated parts of India a weeks ago. The poor, once again, go from having very little to having very much nothing, as they bear the brunt of the losses. Many families lost crops and animals, from which they derive their only income to feed their family.

The dams are built by the corrupt oligarch investors in order to collect income from electricity generation (of course provided by free water). Flood control is very much an afterthought. And let's not forget the hundreds of thousands to millions who are forced off their land, without just compensation, when a plugged dam creates a massive lake in the back.

This video is provided courtesy HOPE and MFI. is currently taking donations from Indians (sorry, only in rupees).

[Youtube] Kurnool Floods and the Aftermath - Oct 2009

[Youtube] Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports from Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh

[Youtube] Kurnool Flood - Fast Moving Water

A special message from Obama to H1 visa holders

Double Speak.. Celebration of life through the use of drones?

HAPPY DIWALI BTW! We Indians double dip.. Diwali AND Christmas. One day I pondered.. Why am I getting caught up in Christmas? I'm a not so devoted Hindu.

[Youtube] President Obama and the meaning of Diwali

Sibel Edmonds interview with ex-FBI agent John M. Cole 10-16-2009

On the Boiling Frogs Show, podcast #8, an interview with John M. Cole.

Sibel Edmonds and ex-FBI agent John M. Cole, who was fired for being ethical and loyal to country, reveal for us, the corruption, bribery, treachery, sedition, and treason occurring with impunity at high levels of the FBI and within Congress. These institutions, as with most out there, are rotten from the top.

Foreign Spies and FBI agents who readily commit espionage, even when named and when proof is irrefutable, are not investigated and prosecuted. Investigations of solid leads are thwarted by orders from the top. Israel has its hooks inside the intelligence community and operates with immunity. John Cole even goes as far as saying that 9/11 would not have occured of those at the top would have allowed investigations and prosecutions of key suspects.

[MP3] Sibel Edmonds and John Cole: Treachery within the FBI and Congress

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Obama snubbed by the Russians?

Was Obama snubbed by the Russians back in July of 2009? Take a look and decide for yourself.

[Youtube] Obama snubbed by the Russians?

Mike Tyson interviewed by Oprah 10-12-2009

Interesting interview of Mike Tyson by Oprah. I'm 'getting' the Tyson movie as I type. Tyson seems like a softie. People are so cruel. There's too many bullies out there.

I hope all is well with Tyson now.

[Youtube] Mike Tyson interview by Oprah 10-12-2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

John Perkins in Panama 10-08-2009

John Perkins visits the Presidential Palace in Panama. He's caught on camera by Alan Duke. John Perkins talks about his memories and experiences with Omar Torrios. Near the end of the video, John Perkins is caught on video trying to coerce a cat into a large World Bank loan.

I got this video from John Perkin's twitter page.

[Youtube] John Perkins in Panama 10-08-2009

Ravi Batra on Thom Hartmann Show 09-24-2009

I finally ran into a new interview with Ravi Batra on the Thom Hartmann show. It takes awhile before the names the guests and the dates of the shows show up on google. I had to dig around a bit to find the podcast since they're no longer post then on green 960 due to a ceast and desist letter. Luckily, I found the podcast on KTALK's wesbite.

The Ravi Batra interview starts at 1hr 12min mark in the mp3 file.

[MP3] Ravi Batra on Thom Hartmann Show 09-24-2009 (Starts at 1hr 12min)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hermitage exposes the fraud committed to him by the Russian state

Hermitage has a run in with enterprise corruption in Russia, as his multibillion operations in Russia, are raided and illegally taken possession of by a group of convicted white criminals. They are aided by a corrupt cabal of government officials. A $230 million tax fraud is committed against the Russian state and everyone in on the sham gets their share of the loot. Now there's a problem as people of Russia become riled up after watching the video that is being shown in Russia.

[Youtube] Hermitage loses his multibillion dollar businesses to enterprise corruption in Russia

Sibel Edmonds Ungagged! Part 2/3 10-09-2009

From the Sibel Edmonds Ungagged! series, this is Part 2 of 3.

As the corporate media continues to ignore the important information about illegal Turkish influence on our government, Edmonds details the sequence of events that led to the unprecedented gag orders issued to her and enforced by Judge Reggie Walton, and the incredible retroactive gag order on Congress, which also classified her date of birth! She reveals that Rep. Henry Waxman backed off his promise to permit Edmonds to testify under oath, informing his staff just after he met with Speaker Pelosi in March, 2007. She reacts to the comments of retired FBI manager John Cole (from Podcast #45) confirming that top FBI management knew Edmonds was telling the truth as they moved to gag her.

[MP3] Sibel Edmonds Ungagged! 10-09-2009

Michael Hudson: Latest interview 10-12-2009

Michael Hudson interviews 10-12-2009. Topics covered are Obama's community orgaization as a front for Chicago real estate, Obama being bought off and not changing anything, Latvia, debt, and austerity measures.

Michael Husdon is supposed to be on Max Keiser's program later this week.

[MP3] Michael Hudson interview 10-12-2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi deciphers the propaganda at IVAW Winter Soldier conference event 03/2008

Ok here is the video(s) that I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to link today.


IVAW held Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan in 03/2008. It featured testimony from Iraqi veterans who turned against the war and resolved to fight and speak out against the injustices and racism prevalant in the military and society. Btw, Adam Kokesh is part of IVAW. Here is the description from their website:

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan featured testimony from U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.

This four-day event brought together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists gave context to the testimony. These panels covered everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, a half Jew, half Arab Iraqi, was there to undecode the war and Arab propaganda.

[Youtube] Dahlia Wasfi on Dehumanization and Racism - Part1

[Youtube] Dahlia Wasfi on Dehumanization and Racism - Part2

[Youtube] Dahlia Wasfi on Dehumanization and Racism - Part3

Too see the rest of the testimonies, here are the playlists:IVAW's Racism & War: Dehumanization of the Enemy Part1 and IVAW's Racism & War: Dehumanization of the Enemy Part2

Bill Moyers: Simon Johnson and Marcy Kaptur 10-09-2009

This kind of news isn't all that shocking anymore. Check out Janet Tavoli on Max Keiser's blog. There's an extended interview with her that's just been put up by Max today. Buckle up! The future looks bleak and tumultuous.

Is that shock, horror, or sadness on Bill Moyer's face? He's gulping a few times too. He interviews Simon Johnson and Marcy Kaptur. Simon Johnson worked for the IMF previously. I don't quite trust his 'theories' 100% because of it. He does come out swinging here though and Bill Moyers seems uncomfortable at times, realizing the significance of what's said by Simon. MArcy Kaptur is a Congresswoman who still believes that government can do good. At least she's idealistic and doesn't look to be (too) bought off. Anyways, here it is:

[Video} Bill Moyers interviews Simon Johnson and Marcy Kaptur 10-09-2009

A very special post tomorow.. Stay Tuned

A very special post tomorow.. Stay Tuned

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Phantom Of The Opera: Gina Beck And Ramin Karimloo (UK)

The Phantom Of The Opera, sung by the new generation, Gina Beck And Ramin Karimloo. They perform at Her Majestys Theatre in Haymarket, London.

[Youtube] The Phantom Of The Opera (UK): Gina Beck & Ramin Karimloo sing that strange duet

Sibel Edmonds: Gagged but naming names 10/2009

This article is a few weeks old and some of you have already read it. For others, it's provides a great insight on how things really operate at the upper echelons.

Here we get to find out a little more because someone else has already divulged this information and Sibel Edmonds, who's under a gag order, can now talk of it. It just shows there's 2 sets of law. Treason for us, and immunity for them. War criminality for us, war profiteering for them. Unpatriotism for us, bravery and standing tough for them. Patriot Act for us, State Secret Privileges for them to cover up with impropriety.

The soldiers go to make the world a safer place. Little do they know, they've been sold a bill of goods. The people at the top are selling out for money. Welcome to the matrix.

It's not a war against terrorism, it's a war for greatest amount of profit. What threat? What danger? It's all an illusion. As David Icke says, problem-reaction-solution; Create the problem, come up with a public reaction, and then propose a solution.

Basically, you map out a corruption scheme involving U.S. government employees and members of Congress and agents of foreign governments. These agents were able to obtain information that was either used directly by those foreign governments or sold to third parties, with the proceeds often used as bribes to breed further corruption.

We were looking at Richard Perle and Douglas Feith. They had a list of individuals in the Pentagon broken down by access to certain types of information. Some of them would be policy related, some of them would be weapons-technology related, some of them would be nuclear-related. Perle and Feith would provide the names of those Americans, officials in the Pentagon, to Grossman, together with highly sensitive personal information: this person is a closet gay; this person has a chronic gambling issue; this person is an alcoholic. The files on the American targets would contain things like the size of their mortgages or whether they were going through divorces. One Air Force major I remember was going through a really nasty divorce and a child custody fight. They detailed all different kinds of vulnerabilities.

The monitoring of the Turks picked up contacts with Feith, Wolfowitz, and Perle in the summer of 2001, four months before 9/11. They were discussing with the Turkish ambassador in Washington an arrangement whereby the U.S. would invade Iraq and divide the country. The UK would take the south, the rest would go to the U.S. They were negotiating what Turkey required in exchange for allowing an attack from Turkish soil. The Turks were very supportive, but wanted a three-part division of Iraq to include their own occupation of the Kurdish region.

Scowcroft was all for invading Iraq in 2001 and even wrote a paper for the Pentagon explaining why the Turkish northern front would be essential. I know Scowcroft came off as a hero to some for saying he was against the war, but he was very much for it until his client’s conditions were not met by the Bush administration.

The seeding operation started before Marc Grossman arrived at the State Department. The Turkish agents had a network of Turkish professors in various universities with access to government information. Their top source was a Turkish-born professor of nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was useful because MIT would place a bunch of Ph.D. or graduate-level students in various nuclear facilities like Sandia or Los Alamos, and some of them were able to work for the Air Force. He would provide the list of Ph.D. students who should get these positions. In some cases, the Turkish military attaché would ask that certain students be placed in important positions. And they were not necessarily all Turkish, but the ones they selected had struck deals with the Turkish agents to provide information in return for money. If for some reason they had difficulty getting a secuity clearance, Grossman would ensure that the State Department would arrange to clear them.

In exchange for the information that these students would provide, they would be paid $4,000 or $5,000. And the information that was sold to the two Saudis in Detroit went for something like $350,000 or $400,000.

... Jan Schakowsky, the Democratic congresswoman from Illinois. Turkish agents started gathering information on her, and they found out that she was bisexual. So a Turkish agent struck up a relationship with her. When Jan Schakowsky’s mother died, the Turkish woman went to the funeral, hoping to exploit her vulnerability. They later were intimate in Schakowsky’s townhouse, which had been set up with recording devices and hidden cameras. They needed Schakowsky and her husband Robert Creamer to perform certain illegal operational facilitations for them in Illinois. They already had Hastert, the mayor, and several other Illinois state senators involved. I don’t know if Congresswoman Schakowsky ever was actually blackmailed or did anything for the Turkish woman.

There were bin Ladens, with the help of Pakistanis or Saudis, under our management. Marc Grossman was leading it, 100 percent, bringing people from East Turkestan into Kyrgyzstan, from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan, from Azerbaijan some of them were being channeled to Chechnya, some of them were being channeled to Bosnia. From Turkey, they were putting all these bin Ladens on NATO planes. People and weapons went one way, drugs came back.

100 percent. A lot of the drugs were going to Belgium with NATO planes. After that, they went to the UK, and a lot came to the U.S. via military planes to distribution centers in Chicago and Paterson, New Jersey. Turkish diplomats who would never be searched were coming with suitcases of heroin.

As soon as Obama became president, he showed us that the State Secrets Privilege was going to continue to be a tool of choice. It’s an arcane executive privilege to cover up wrongdoing—in many cases, criminal activities. And the Obama administration has not only defended using the State Secrets Privilege, it has been trying to take it even further than the previous terrible administration by maintaining that the U.S. government has sovereign immunity. This is Obama’s change: his administration seems to think it doesn’t even have to invoke state secrets as our leaders are emperors who possess this sovereign immunity. This is not the kind of language that anybody in a democracy would use.

[Article] Sibel Edmonds divulges a bit more in the American Conservative

Pics of the Day: How to protect your password in public places. 10-10-2009

So the internet at your home stops working and you have to use the internet at the library. Alas, there's that pesky person with the wandering eyes next to you, snooping on every word you type and every website you visit.

So what do you do if you have a few balls of yarn lying around, some knitting needles, and canny abilty to solve difficult problems?

Friday, October 09, 2009

Carrot Top on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show 08-10-2009

How's everyone doing?

Here's Carrot Top's comedy routine on Craig Ferguson. He's quite clever and original. Great props! He's got big guns now too.

He plays at the Luxor in Las Vegas. I saw him several years ago. Next time I go, I'll go see him. I'm sure he's updated his shtick by now... The ticket was about $39 at Tix4Tonite.

[Youtube] Carrot Top on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show 08-10-2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Anne Frank: Real camera footage of her!

Here's a video which catches a glimpse of the real Anne Frank in her window. The film footage was kept by Anne Frank's neighbors and released recently. The actual subjects of the film footage are the newly married couple.

July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.

Notice how well everyone's dressed. Today, you'd be lucky to go a day without seeing droopy pants and exposed undies.

[Youtube] Actual footage of Anne Frank captured on film

Friday, October 02, 2009

Michael Moore interviewed by Naomi Klein 09-27-2009

Michael Moore goes deep and discusses the events unfolding behind the scenes from his previous movie "Sicko" and the current one "Capitalism: A Love Story". Cooperatives, unions, single payer/choice health care, and Obama's bad hiring practices are discussed.

Sorry I couldn't find a direct link to the MP3. There's a flash based player near the bottom of the page.

[Article + Audio] Michael Moore is interviewed by Naomi Klein 09-27-2009

Valet Parking Operations in L.A.: A "Sign" of the Times

Business. It's what is revered and put on a pedestal regardless of the level of crookery. People pay foe stuff they don't need to first place. Practices like this are embedded everywhere in the economy and people pay unnecessarily for that lawsuit or that monopoly or that worthless regulation.

Here we find the local businesses snatching up public parking spaces with fake city signs. Nobody walks in L.A. except for these guys.

[Video] Disingenuous Valet Parking Operations in L.A.

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Michael Moore visits NY

Michael Moore, along with unions, march to New York to demand arrest of the wall street executives. The people should be chanting "arrest them now" instead of trying to claw back the money. We won't get the money back. It's not just Wall Street's greed that's gotta go, it's everybody's.

Even though Michael Moore doesn't hit the nail on the head, he's got a good heart.

[Youtube] Michael Moore and entourage visit NY