The Reagan Question….

The Reagan Question

A new CEPR report, “Are You Better Off Now Than Eight Years Ago,” finds that 23 of 25 economic indicators are worse now than in 2000. See the data and weigh in on the findings on the report’s.

More Data:


The Next Level Show – 30th September, 2008

9/11 & Globalist CrashConomics

The carefully staged timing of the inevitable implosion of
the US financial markets has now hit a rock of public resistance.
Fintan Dunne details how these planned events are inextricably
linked to 9/11 and the Globalist New Economic Order; and shows
how we got here and where we are soon headed.

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EDitorial:

It’s not about Wall Street. The last eight years we have seen middle class working families go under month after month, then week after week, then day after day. There was no talk of a bailout. We saw our streets, our bridges, our schools, our disaster relief itself become a disaster. There was no talk of a bailout. We have seen our hard earned cash fund the ever increasing police state, our tax money funding an illegal war in Iraq that is killing Iraqi men, women, children and babies while placing an ever increasing hardship on middle class working families and the poorest of the poor. There was no talk of a bailout.

Now when the pain has trickled up to the richest of the rich who by the way will still have Billions after losing Trillions want those of us who will have to choose between eating dog food and paying a Doctor bill to bail them out. The rich and wealthy have more than enough money between them to bail themselves out with plenty left over to keep enjoying their houses, cars, and trips.

This whole crisis is designed to scam us out of more of our hard earned money and to secure the false profits of the Dotcom turned housing bubble. It is the final nail in the coffin of a CLINTON/BUSH FINANCIAL BUBBLE of the last 16 years. The scam artists and conmen schemers took their false Dotcom money and hide it in their next scam, the housing market. Now with no futher scam to hide their false profits of the last sixteen years they demand you and I bail them out.

First they take our jobs overseas and put as many of us on the street as they possibly can, then they raise prices on the much needed housing market to scrap off all the false cream they could, then when the Ponzi Scheme ran out of people to sucker with the flag, the American Dream of own a home and predatory lending practices the whole house of cards fell apart and the crooks, liars and cheats demand we bail them out.

THE CLINTON/BUSH ECONOMIC BUBBLE HAS BURST ALL OVER THE MIDDLE CLASS WHILE THE RICH LAUGH THIER ASS OFF AND DEMAND A BAIL OUT TO BOOT !!!!!

Let the fake economy plunge itself into a Depression. Meanwhile the true character and spiriti of US Sovereigns will once again shine through. We shall overcome this fake economy meltdown with a new economy based on reality of open source, gift economy principals where the honest willing to work for a living sovereign will reign supreme. The days of false profits must be over with and done.

We shall overcome,
sovereignjohn

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Sarah Palin – dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time,


After conducting a college band and watching Palin deliver a commencement address to a small group of home-schooled students in June 1997, Wasilla resident Philip Munger said, he asked the young mayor about her religious beliefs.

Palin told him that “dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time,” Munger said. When he asked her about prehistoric fossils and tracks dating back millions of years, Palin said “she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks,” recalled Munger, who teaches music at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and has regularly criticized Palin in recent years on his liberal political blog, called Progressive Alaska.

The idea of a “young Earth” — that God created the Earth about 6,000 years ago, and dinosaurs and humans coexisted early on — is a popular strain of creationism.

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The Uniform Comes Off….

During the DNC and the RNC we saw uniformed police in military gear complete with military helmets, machine guns and tanks. One thing activist need remember is that if you get your head busted in exercising your right to assembly then go down to Wal-Mart and McDonald’s then you are funding the police state.

Another point of interest that the police should remember when getting ready to commit police state brutality is that those military uniforms will come off and you will be required to live in the community you are abusing.

The police state didn’t wait for activists to march or appear, no the police state appeared at the residents of activists and broke down doors. This is foolish on the part of the police state. Such tactics work both ways. Will the police think its funny to break down doors filled with men, women, children and babies when the door coming down is their home?? Do their families wear military gear, know how to taser someone asking for an end to illegal wars?

The start of a media meeting asking police to explain themselves the monirator asked that the audience not resort to violence against the police who were there. Strange that we are asked to be peaceful while the police state met activists with machine guns, tasers, tear gas, military vests, helmets, shields and armored cars chasing crowds of innocent people who believed they had the freedom of assembly.

Perhaps the police state should have been asked not to rise to violence during the RNC?!!!!

Ready for heavy action. All this gear and no one to use it on eh??

Video Link:

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General STRIKE….

During the Depression brave working class men, women and children stood up to let their voice be heard.
During the illegal war of 1930 working class men, women and children stood up to let their voices be heard.
The embedded media censors the real past and presents a status quo fairy tail.
The past has been riddled with class struggle. The wealthy killed working men, women and children in the streets asking for the eight hour day, the weekend, minimum wage, pensions, health care, eight hour workday.

Perhaps you believe we working class were given these benefits by benevolent benefactors? You would be wrong. Every benefit you readily and eagerly give up today was won in a class struggle of working people everywhere who were beaten, battered, shot, maimed, tortured, wounded, and killed.

We need yet another General Strike plus a renewed rebuilding of our communities and families into an open source, gift economy structure of native living, open technology and local communities.


These men, women, children and babies were slaughtered in the
coal strike at Ludlow….

Introduction
The Colorado Coal Strike was one of the most violent strikes in United States History. Although they were ultimately defeated, the coal miners in this strike held out for 14 months in makeshift tent colonies on the Colorado prairie. The strike resulted in an estimated 66 deaths and an unknown number of wounded. Although the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) lost the Colorado Strike, it was, and still is, seen as a victory in a broad sense for the union. The Coal War was a shocking event, one that galvanized public opinion and eventually came to symbolize the wave of industrial violence that lead to the “progressive” era reforms in labor relations.

THE LUDLOW MASSACRE

Prelude to the Massacre

T he massacre was preceded by a period of increasing tensions. Based on their experience of past strikes, the UMWA leadership sought to keep the strike peaceful in order to avoid the state calling out the militia. In contrast, the coal companies wanted the militia to be called out. The coal companies and their private detectives (the Baldwin-Felts Company from West Virginia) initiated a campaign of harassment in order to goad the strikers into violence. This campaign included shooting up tent colonies with the “Death Special,” an improvised armored car, lighting up the tent colonies with searchlights at night, and intimidating strikers and their sympathizers.

The “Death Special.” This was an improvised armored car built by private detectives using the CFI plant in Pueblo.

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Money in the Bank? Take it out if bailout passes…

Tired of the Police State busting you over the head physically, economically and politically? If you have money in the bank it is time to withdraw all your money if this bailout of the rich takes place.

We need to spend money on health care, roads, bridges, public transportation of trains, buses and trolley cars. We need solar energy for homes and transportation, we need money to help New Orleans and other natural disasters. No money for this but plenty of money for rich wealthy wall street scams.

NO, HELL NO,
NO BAILOUT FOR THE RICH

http://www.ukzn.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?2,40,5,1673


YES, HELL YES,
INVEST THE MONEY IN INFRASTRUCTURE
AND WORKING CLASS VICTIMS OF NATURAL
DISASTERS AND WALL STREET SCAMS !!!

Our participation in an Ponzi Scheme Economy must now come to an end. We bailed out these assholes in 1929 and look what happened, they’re gonna screw us again unless we stand up for ourselves !!!!!!

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Reptiles, virgin Births, Islands

Reptilians among us? Yeah right. UFOs are man made and those who see dominion over others are ruthless psychopathic cold blooded killers. They blame their love of torture and dominion on outside forces when in fact they are natural born ruthless cold blooded psychopathic killers.

Reptile Virgin Births (workpress blog link)

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Stop Funding the Police State….

Why are activist shopping the police state?

When you shop the Police State you fund the police state so why don’t we activist stop shopping?
Why are activist funding our own destruction?

Instead of buying our own destruction we need to offer our own products and services.
An open source, gift economy will enable us to build a better more humane world.

An open source, gift economy supports and protects sovereign individuals better than any police state economy!!!

we shall overcome,
sovereignjohn

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Graphics/001-0212134930-police_state.jpg
The machine gun, the communication radio, the amour, the vest, the helmet,
the goggles paid for by your purchases, your taxes and your labor.

STOP FUNDING YOUR OWN DESTRUCTION !!!!!!

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The Financial Scam….

While Bankers, Wall Street and other financial schemers traded repackaged by loans back and forth to ensure they would earn huge salaries, bonuses and golden parachutes working class sovereigns would ultimately be responsible and foot the whole bill. The whole arrangement was to go for broke. The financial sectors got the nob and the wink from Washington DC the same as Saddam Hussein did when he invade Kuwait ( a wink and a nod from Washington DC which was then used by the United States representatives to then invade Iraq).

The same scam is now being used on Wall Street, the Bankers, and Financial Speculators. They were given the Washington DC wink and nob now the elected representatives are saying they are reacting to a crisis when they acted to help create the crisis themselves.

It is time for a change in Washington DC from Republicats to a whole new party. This would really shake things up. Electing one of the two parties that cause the problem isn’t going to help. John McCain is a Republican and Barack Obama is a Democrat. Nuff said.

We need a new day, a new party. Send a message to Washington DC that they better get our country together and in shape or they are gonna lose their jobs and influence in Washington DC as we bring in new people who have no ties to the old Washington DC.

The time is now, we shall overcome, yes we shall,
sovereignjohn

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MATT GONZALEZ : The Obama Craze: Count Me Out

This coverage is part of our open debate. We have a varieity of different products, we have more than just two car companies, we have more than two tv channels and we have more than two cellphones to choose from so why should the most important political office in the United States be limited to two candiates. Surly if we expect more than two different cell phone compaies we should demand more than two parties to offer us our Presidential choices. It’s too important to have such limited choice for President of the United States.

We can change, yes we can. We can take a look at the other candidates running. Yes we can. Why limit your choice to Barack Obama who says he’s against the war yet voted to fund the war none the less and John McCain who is for the war, then against the war, then for the war. It seems that John McCain and Barack Obama are more of the same.

We need to think outside the box of Republicat,
sovereignjohn

In the spirit of an open free market of ideas here is a post by MATT GONZALEZ


Ralph Nader for President 2008


The Obama Craze:
Count Me Out

MATT GONZALEZ / Beyond The Chron 27feb2008

[More on Obama]

Matt Gonzalez is an American politician,
lawyer, and activist prominent in San
Francisco politics and as a Vice Presidential
candidate. Gonzalez was a member and
president of San Francisco County’s Board of
Supervisors. He was also one of the first
Green Party candidates elected to public
office in the Bay Area. In 2003, Gonzalez ran
for mayor of San Francisco but lost to in a
close race to Democrat Gavin Newsom.
He was announced at The George
Washington University on February 28, 2008
as the running mate of Presidential candidate
Ralph Nader.

source: wikipedia 28feb2008

Part of me shares the enthusiasm for Barack Obama. After all, how could someone calling them self a progressive not sense the importance of what it means to have an African-American so close to the presidency? But as his campaign has unfolded, and I heard that we are not red states or blue states for the 6th or 7th time, I realized I knew virtually nothing about him.

Like most, I know he gave a stirring speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. I know he defeated Alan Keyes in the Illinois Senate race; although it wasn’t much of a contest (Keyes was living in Maryland when he announced). Recently, I started looking into Obama’s voting record, and I’m afraid to say I’m not just uninspired: I’m downright fearful. Here’s why:

This is a candidate who says he’s going to usher in change; that he is a different kind of politician who has the skills to get things done. He reminds us again and again that he had the foresight to oppose the war in Iraq. And he seems to have a genuine interest in lifting up the poor.

But his record suggests that he is incapable of ushering in any kind of change I’d like to see. It is one of accommodation and concession to the very political powers that we need to reign in and oppose if we are to make truly lasting advances.

THE WAR IN IRAQ

Let’s start with his signature position against the Iraq war. Obama has sent mixed messages at best.

First, he opposed the war in Iraq while in the Illinois state legislature. Once he was running for US Senate though, when public opinion and support for the war was at its highest, he was quoted in the July 27, 2004 Chicago Tribune as saying, “There’s not that much difference between my position and George Bush’s position at this stage. The difference, in my mind, is who’s in a position to execute.” The Tribune went on to say that Obama, “now believes US forces must remain to stabilize the war-ravaged nation – a policy not dissimilar to the current approach of the Bush administration.”

Obama’s campaign says he was referring to the ongoing occupation and how best to stabilize the region. But why wouldn’t he have taken the opportunity to urge withdrawal if he truly opposed the war? Was he trying to signal to conservative voters that he would subjugate his anti-war position if elected to the US Senate and perhaps support a lengthy occupation? Well as it turns out, he’s done just that.

Since taking office in January 2005 he has voted to approve every war appropriation the Republicans have put forward, totaling over $300 billion. He also voted to confirm Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State despite her complicity in the Bush Administration’s various false justifications for going to war in Iraq. Why would he vote to make one of the architects of “Operation Iraqi Liberation” the head of US foreign policy? Curiously, he lacked the courage of 13 of his colleagues who voted against her confirmation.

And though he often cites his background as a civil rights lawyer, Obama voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act in July 2005, easily the worse attack on civil liberties in the last half-century. It allows for wholesale eavesdropping on American citizens under the guise of anti-terrorism efforts.

And in March 2006, Obama went out of his way to travel to Connecticut to campaign for Senator Joseph Lieberman who faced a tough challenge by anti-war candidate Ned Lamont. At a Democratic Party dinner attended by Lamont, Obama called Lieberman “his mentor” and urged those in attendance to vote and give financial contributions to him. This is the same Lieberman who Alexander Cockburn called “Bush’s closest Democratic ally on the Iraq War.” Why would Obama have done that if he was truly against the war?

Recently, with anti-war sentiment on the rise, Obama declared he will get our combat troops out of Iraq in 2009. But Obama isn’t actually saying he wants to get all of our troops out of Iraq. At a September 2007 debate before the New Hampshire primary, moderated by Tim Russert, Obama refused to commit to getting our troops out of Iraq by January 2013 and, on the campaign trail, he has repeatedly stated his desire to add 100,000 combat troops to the military.

At the same event, Obama committed to keeping enough soldiers in Iraq to “carry out our counter-terrorism activities there” which includes “striking at al Qaeda in Iraq.” What he didn’t say is this continued warfare will require an estimated 60,000 troops to remain in Iraq according to a May 2006 report prepared by the Center for American Progress. Moreover, it appears he intends to “redeploy” the troops he takes out of the unpopular war in Iraq and send them to Afghanistan. So it appears that under Obama’s plan the US will remain heavily engaged in war.

This is hardly a position to get excited about.

CLASS ACTION REFORM:

In 2005, Obama joined Republicans in passing a law dubiously called the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) that would shut down state courts as a venue to hear many class action lawsuits. Long a desired objective of large corporations and President George Bush, Obama in effect voted to deny redress in many of the courts where these kinds of cases have the best chance of surviving corporate legal challenges. Instead, it forces them into the backlogged Republican-judge dominated federal courts.

By contrast, Senators Clinton, Edwards and Kerry joined 23 others to vote against CAFA, noting the “reform” was a thinly-veiled “special interest extravaganza” that favored banking, creditors and other corporate interests. David Sirota, the former spokesman for Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee, commented on CAFA in the June 26, 2006 issue of The Nation, “Opposed by most major civil rights and consumer watchdog groups, this Big Business-backed legislation was sold to the public as a way to stop “frivolous” lawsuits. But everyone in Washington knew the bill’s real objective was to protect corporate abusers.”

Nation contributor Dan Zegart noted further: “On its face, the class-action bill is mere procedural tinkering, transferring from state to federal court actions involving more than $5 million where any plaintiff is from a different state from the defendant company. But federal courts are much more hostile to class actions than their state counterparts; such cases tend to be rooted in the finer points of state law, in which federal judges are reluctant to dabble. And even if federal judges do take on these suits, with only 678 of them on the bench (compared with 9,200 state judges), already overburdened dockets will grow. Thus, the bill will make class actions – most of which involve discrimination, consumer fraud and wage-and-hour violations – all but impossible. One example: After forty lawsuits were filed against Wal-Mart for allegedly forcing employees to work “off the clock,” four state courts certified these suits as class actions. Not a single federal court did so, although the practice probably involves hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.”

Why would a civil rights lawyer knowingly make it harder for working-class people to have their day in court, in effect shutting off avenues of redress?

CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATES:

Obama has a way of ducking hard votes or explaining away his bad votes by trying to blame poorly-written statutes. Case in point: an amendment he voted on as part of a recent bankruptcy bill before the US Senate would have capped credit card interest rates at 30 percent. Inexplicably, Obama voted against it, although it would have been the beginning of setting these predatory lending rates under federal control. Even Senator Hillary Clinton supported it.

Now Obama explains his vote by saying the amendment was poorly written or set the ceiling too high. His explanation isn’t credible as Obama offered no lower number as an alternative, and didn’t put forward his own amendment clarifying whatever language he found objectionable.

Why wouldn’t Obama have voted to create the first federal ceiling on predatory credit card interest rates, particularly as he calls himself a champion of the poor and middle classes? Perhaps he was signaling to the corporate establishment that they need not fear him. For all of his dynamic rhetoric about lifting up the masses, it seems Obama has little intention of doing anything concrete to reverse the cycle of poverty many struggle to overcome.

LIMITING NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES:

These seemingly unusual votes wherein Obama aligns himself with Republican Party interests aren’t new. While in the Illinois Senate, Obama voted to limit the recovery that victims of medical malpractice could obtain through the courts. Capping non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases means a victim cannot fully recover for pain and suffering or for punitive damages. Moreover, it ignored that courts were already empowered to adjust awards when appropriate, and that the Illinois Supreme Court had previously ruled such limits on tort reform violated the state constitution.

In the US Senate, Obama continued interfering with patients’ full recovery for tortious conduct. He was a sponsor of the National Medical Error Disclosure and Compensation Act of 2005. The bill requires hospitals to disclose errors to patients and has a mechanism whereby disclosure, coupled with apologies, is rewarded by limiting patients’ economic recovery. Rather than simply mandating disclosure, Obama’s solution is to trade what should be mandated for something that should never be given away: namely, full recovery for the injured patient.

MINING LAW OF 1872:

In November 2007, Obama came out against a bill that would have reformed the notorious Mining Law of 1872. The current statute, signed into law by Ulysses Grant, allows mining companies to pay a nominal fee, as little as $2.50 an acre, to mine for hardrock minerals like gold, silver, and copper without paying royalties. Yearly profits for mining hardrock on public lands is estimated to be in excess of $1 billion a year according to Earthworks, a group that monitors the industry. Not surprisingly, the industry spends freely when it comes to lobbying: an estimated $60 million between 1998-2004 according to The Center on Public Integrity. And it appears to be paying off, yet again.

The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 would have finally overhauled the law and allowed American taxpayers to reap part of the royalties (4 percent of gross revenue on existing mining operations and 8 percent on new ones). The bill provided a revenue source to cleanup abandoned hardrock mines, which is likely to cost taxpayers over $50 million, and addressed health and safety concerns in the 11 affected western states.

Later it came to light that one of Obama’s key advisors in Nevada is a Nevada-based lobbyist in the employ of various mining companies (CBS News “Obama’s Position On Mining Law Questioned: Democrat Shares Position with Mining Executives Who Employ Lobbyist Advising Him,” November 14, 2007).

REGULATING NUCLEAR INDUSTRY:

The New York Times reported that, while campaigning in Iowa in December 2007, Obama boasted that he had passed a bill requiring nuclear plants to promptly report radioactive leaks. This came after residents of his home state of Illinois complained they were not told of leaks that occurred at a nuclear plant operated by Exelon Corporation.

The truth, however, was that Obama allowed the bill to be amended in Committee by Senate Republicans, replacing language mandating reporting with verbiage that merely offered guidance to regulators on how to address unreported leaks. The story noted that even this version of Obama’s bill failed to pass the Senate, so it was unclear why Obama was claiming to have passed the legislation. The February 3, 2008 The New York Times article titled “Nuclear Leaks and Response Tested Obama in Senate” by Mike McIntire also noted the opinion of one of Obama’s constituents, which was hardly enthusiastic about Obama’s legislative efforts:

“Senator Obama’s staff was sending us copies of the bill to review, and we could see it weakening with each successive draft,” said Joe Cosgrove, a park district director in Will County, Ill., where low-level radioactive runoff had turned up in groundwater. “The teeth were just taken out of it.”

As it turns out, the New York Times story noted: “Since 2003, executives and employees of Exelon, which is based in Illinois, have contributed at least $227,000 to Mr. Obama’s campaigns for the United States Senate and for president. Two top Exelon officials, Frank M. Clark, executive vice president, and John W. Rogers Jr., a director, are among his largest fund-raisers.”

ENERGY POLICY:

On energy policy, it turns out Obama is a big supporter of corn-based ethanol which is well known for being an energy-intensive crop to grow. It is estimated that seven barrels of oil are required to produce eight barrels of corn ethanol, according to research by the Cato Institute. Ethanol’s impact on climate change is nominal and isn’t “green” according to Alisa Gravitz, Co-op America executive director. “It simply isn’t a major improvement over gasoline when it comes to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.” A 2006 University of Minnesota study by Jason Hill and David Tilman, and an earlier study published in BioScience in 2005, concur. (There’s even concern that a reliance on corn-based ethanol would lead to higher food prices.)

So why would Obama be touting this as a solution to our oil dependency? Could it have something to do with the fact that the first presidential primary is located in Iowa, corn capitol of the country? In legislative terms this means Obama voted in favor of $8 billion worth of corn subsidies in 2006 alone, when most of that money should have been committed to alternative energy sources such as solar, tidal and wind.

SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE:

Obama opposed single-payer bill HR676, sponsored by Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and John Conyers in 2006, although at least 75 members of Congress supported it. Single-payer works by trying to diminish the administrative costs that comprise somewhere around one-third of every health care dollar spent, by eliminating the duplicative nature of these services. The expected $300 billion in annual savings such a system would produce would go directly to cover the uninsured and expand coverage to those who already have insurance, according to Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Obama’s own plan has been widely criticized for leaving health care industry administrative costs in place and for allowing millions of people to remain uninsured. “Sicko” filmmaker Michael Moore ridiculed it saying, “Obama wants the insurance companies to help us develop a new health care plan-the same companies who have created the mess in the first place.”

NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT:

Regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement, Obama recently boasted, “I don’t think NAFTA has been good for Americans, and I never have.” Yet, Calvin Woodward reviewed Obama’s record on NAFTA in a February 26, 2008 Associated Press article and found that comment to be misleading: “In his 2004 Senate campaign, Obama said the US should pursue more deals such as NAFTA, and argued more broadly that his opponent’s call for tariffs would spark a trade war. AP reported then that the Illinois senator had spoken of enormous benefits having accrued to his state from NAFTA, while adding that he also called for more aggressive trade protections for US workers.”

Putting aside campaign rhetoric, when actually given an opportunity to protect workers from unfair trade agreements, Obama cast the deciding vote against an amendment to a September 2005 Commerce Appropriations Bill, proposed by North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, that would have prohibited US trade negotiators from weakening US laws that provide safeguards from unfair foreign trade practices. The bill would have been a vital tool to combat the outsourcing of jobs to foreign workers and would have ended a common corporate practice known as “pole-vaulting” over regulations, which allows companies doing foreign business to avoid “right to organize,” “minimum wage,” and other worker protections.

SOME FINAL EXAMPLES:

On March 2, 2007 Obama gave a speech at AIPAC, America’s pro-Israeli government lobby, wherein he disavowed his previous support for the plight of the Palestinians. In what appears to be a troubling pattern, Obama told his audience what they wanted to hear. He recounted a one-sided history of the region and called for continued military support for Israel, rather than taking the opportunity to promote the various peace movements in and outside of Israel.

Why should we believe Obama has courage to bring about change? He wouldn’t have his picture taken with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom when visiting San Francisco for a fundraiser in his honor because Obama was scared voters might think he supports gay marriage (Newsom acknowledged this to Reuters on January 26, 2007 and former Mayor Willie Brown admitted to the San Francisco Chronicle on February 5, 2008 that Obama told him he wanted to avoid Newsom for that reason.)

Obama acknowledges the disproportionate impact the death penalty has on blacks, but still supports it, while other politicians are fighting to stop it. (On December 17, 2007 New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed a bill banning the death penalty after it was passed by the New Jersey Assembly.)

On September 29, 2006, Obama joined Republicans in voting to build 700 miles of double fencing on the Mexican border (The Secure Fence Act of 2006), abandoning 19 of his colleagues who had the courage to oppose it. But now that he’s campaigning in Texas and eager to win over Mexican-American voters, he says he’d employ a different border solution.

It is shocking how frequently and consistently Obama is willing to subjugate good decision making for his personal and political benefit.

Obama aggressively opposed initiating impeachment proceedings against the president (“Obama: Impeachment is not acceptable,” USA Today, June 28, 2007) and he wouldn’t even support Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold’s effort to censure the Bush administration for illegally wiretapping American citizens in violation of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In Feingold’s words “I’m amazed at Democrats … cowering with this president’s number’s so low.” Once again, it’s troubling that Obama would take these positions and miss the opportunity to document the abuses of the Bush regime.

CONCLUSION:

Once I started looking at the votes Obama actually cast, I began to hear his rhetoric differently. The principal conclusion I draw about “change” and Barack Obama is that Obama needs to change his voting habits and stop pandering to win votes. If he does this he might someday make a decent candidate who could earn my support. For now Obama has fallen into a dangerous pattern of capitulation that he cannot reconcile with his growing popularity as an agent of change.

I remain impressed by the enthusiasm generated by Obama’s style and skill as an orator. But I remain more loyal to my values, and I’m glad to say that I want no part in the Obama craze sweeping our country.

Matt Gonzalez is a former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

source: 28feb2008

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We Fund The Police State

Fashionism is part of the police state

We need to stop funding our own destruction. First we have to realize that after we demonstrate at the RNC and the DNC then grab a burger at McDonalds or shop Wal-Mart that we are funding the very police who just beat our heads in.

Apple computer vs Microsoft are you kidding me. Both fund the police state, both buy from sweatshops and both are the NWO.

Democrat Narack Obama or Republican John McCain? Both parties bombed men women, children and babies from 50,000 feet over Iraq.

Are you kidding me?

Stop funding illegal wars, illegal police state tactics.

You want to take back your country? You ship your children off to the police state to educate your child and think you can get back your country that way. No time for your own children means no time for your own life.

Stop funding and participating in your own destruction. They can’t do it without you.

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