26 November 2006
Tthey didn't have a Plan B. They didn't bother with hardened transport, Kevlar vests or even enough water or bullets in 18 months of planning invasion --they couldn't be bothered. No, their Plan A called for invading the two countries that bordered the Caspian Sea, loot Iraq's assets, load the booty on to waiting ships and leave --both countries to clean up the mess.
They twisted Natural forces, perverted, bent Nature to their will. They counted on using fear and "Patriot" Act of theft and religion and money to get More.
Instead rendered mute by Americans, disgusted with their arrogance, their indifference, their imcompetance as they did oily boys and their patrons' business. Now: the President of Vice must sit quietly at table surrounded by those who are empowered to render them impotent, without saying a word.
Nature Does Not Make Mistakes. Now: they must pay. Now they must confront the gravity of what they have wrought. They have to do the actual work of governing, of finding a Real way out, of having to clean up their messes.
There weren't enough "vote" machines that could ever be built to stop that 'pay day.'
About 17 years ago my parents moved to into a community they discovered, as they got to know their neighbors, mostly of right-wing to extreme right-wing Republicans. They all made a joint decision some years ago not to discuss politics, in order to get along and maintain community harmony. Early this past summer they told me: several of their neighbors had decided to vote for a Democrat and told my parents so, so disgusted were they with the current Administration. I was elated, very nearly posted on it, But I've seen too many un-naturual acts committed and stayed silent not to assume any thing. David Brooks of NY TIMES recently revealed: Republicans had taken a poll 13 months before the election and knew --they were going to loose --but refused to believe it. He also stayed silent.
Don't believe the religious right-wing whining. If Occupant was an Actual leader, gave a damn about doing the right thing: Rummy would have been booted out immediately after Iraq prison scandal shamed all Americans. Booting his butt "before the election" would way not have saved this Administration or saved a "few seats."
Personal Note: This month is one year anniversary of this blog. Originally, begun as reaction, outrage --of the deceit; that doctors not only failed to cure Peter Jennings, but did nothing whatsoever to halt the disease --that killed him. I knew he chose "the most aggressive" methods of Western medicine hoping to restore his health; I knew doctors used him...in various ways, instead of using Nature to cure him. I thought of all the politics involved in those decisions...I was, am, disgusted with those politics that kill. But as I watched the politics going on daily, along with the deaths, I began to have an inkling that the 2006 election was going to also be hijacked. I put aside vast material on protecting one's health from such politics, to focus on the politics. After election I was exhausted; a few days rest turned into a longer break. Had I intended it, I would have posted notice.
So thank you for returning this past year. I'll try to post more often, more on health along with other ways to protect onesself. I hope you had a tasty Thanksgiving. Don't spend much money this holiday season, don't create regret. Put as much money as you can into savings account. Spammers are still trying to post in Comments, so feel free to post your thoughts, opinion and I will enable.
Next: Iraq Remedy, What to do about Iraq.
tag: post election, Iraq disaster, Republicans, politics, remedy
10 November 2006
Significant part of the book: material based on classified documents, which he said were difficult to obtain. Some came from people who wanted him to know things. He also got interviews. One: ON the Record with the President of Vice, so enraged "judge" Scalia's hunting partner, that one day Woodward picked up his phone, he said, to hear President of Vice swear, slam the phone. Ahhh...so dignified...veneer peeled....
Which part didn't the President of Vice care for --classified documents --insiders' sharing --or: that he opened his mouth and truth flew out, for a change--while a reporter was there to 'capture the moment'....
Woodward Told a Story
Woodward and his wife went to a social event in Washington and was seated at table with Vice President Al Gore and wife Tipper. He talked to Mr. Gore about the difficulty of getting information and he said:
"you were part of an administration for eight years, you were on the inside, you saw everything, you sat in on meetings, you know what it's like. How much do we know about what goes on?"
Vice President Gore: "1%"
Woodward was stunned. "Okay, supposing you wrote about your experience in office, what you saw and learned and you wrote a memoir. How much would we know then?"
--Woodward to Letterman: --I asked him --from all the things that happened while he was in office, what he knew, I figured if he wrote about it he would say something like 90% or maybe 80%.
Vice President Gore: "2%"
--Woodward: I was shocked. It keeps me up at night...wondering what we don't know...things I want to know....
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Mini Pop Quiz: How many military bases does the US have?
(No fair Googling the answer, just think about it.)
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Remember: Post Office Closed Saturday
--to honor the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month --Peace Accords & Treaties signed, ending World War I, the "war to end all wars"...we didn't learn much... germans declared War on the world, for the second time because of humiliation from the first one...11 million people died --6 million murdered plus 5 million babies, grandparents, beautiful young strong healthy men, writers, poets, mothers, painters, cousins and twins, architects, aunts and uncles, pilots, doctors, lovers...people with dreams... because the world wanted freedom and had no better remedy than to fight for it with life....
tag: Bob Woodward, book "State of Denial" mysteries, right-wingers, Watergate, Nixon, cancer of arrogance, war, politics, remedies
08 November 2006
June 16, 2006
Nature does not make mistakes.... When Rove escaped federal indictment I KNEW: he would NOT escape public humiliation of another kind. –I felt it meant: he would be brought to his knees in the next election. However: the people running this Administration and the people behind them –want certain things, so strongly, I believe, that I had real fear, I'll admit it now –that they would thwart this election, by screwing with the electronic "vote" machines, again, and Justice...delivered some other way.
“…I heard the news today, oh boy…”
News: the Special Prosecutor Won’t indict Karl-“brains”-behind-Oval-Office-occupant-Rove, for violating Federal Secrets Act revealing CIA agent’s identity. Angry? Why?
Karl Rove may be “elated” today: but Now he will receive his True sentence. The Universe will not allow escape.
Don't Worry ~Be Happy...We know what he did, but the Universe knows: how to inflict
His sentence, Among other things: he is now “free” to “orchestrate” the next election.
He will receive: everything he has coming….
Look Forward to it –watch it –enjoy it...they can run nekid through the Rose Garden, it won't change what's coming...justice meted out by the Universe: superior to Man’s….
Though they tried to do it again, Expected it to work again, they were thwarted. This election: they got What they Deserved.
I am happy about the Election, somewhat...(and relieved), but I believe, suspect, fear now, that: 1999 will be looked at as the apex of the US. From 2000: the country went on down-slide to totalitarianism –dictatorship; that the Grand Experiment that is America ended with 2000 "election"... not ever the same or rise to any grandness.
The people who hijacked the Republcan Party: are only in remission –temporarily. If you saw Occupant at press conference this morning: you saw almost charming side. Why. He dumped arrogant incompetent "war" archietect Rummy. Why. –Concession to voters? Or: they will do, say whatever it takes –for power. He, they are willing to sound chastised, work with a woman –whatever it takes, as long as: they Keep the White House in 2008 in Republican hands --hands they can control.Now: Democratic Party must become strong; do smart things. They have only one and a half years. You have only one and half years.
I had hoped, for good long while, European Union would coalese, fast enough, and become strong –strong enough to be world power; challenge/check to power of this country. Tony Blair has not been a leader, may have done so much damage to the European Union that it won't fulfill its goal -for a long time.
Now two things give me hope: increasing global warming; disillusionment of Evangelical Christians.
If enough people –alarmed, outraged, motivated: demand changes to reduce planet pollution –they could de-rail whatever hidden agenda of certain people.
If enough religious people: stop listening to 'leaders' and realize that after all the money, all the votes they contributed –netted no meaningful results –become realistic –put their energy into other ways to accomplish whatever their goals are –stop funding, stop voting for people who only use them, government Administrations will stop trying to use them; will be forced to go back to government's true purpose:
Actually protect its citizens; balance budget --make up massive deficit; provide economic environment for all to prosper; treating all –equally, fairly, indifferent to differences.
First impending catastrophy: could 'fuel' all the others...make it possible.REMEDIES
These people will not quit –they haven't given up their plans, only delayed them.
You must be:
-well-informed, vigiliant, proactive, thrifty, protective as never before
-Stop using plastic –going into debt, borrowing. Every time you use Debt cards, you are borrowing –against your own future and you are helping banks, corporations to use their power against you
-Get off the plastic diet: must make purchase -Use CASH; buy from local individual shops
Believe it: You MUST save money –as Much as you can manage and then some more
-Open a ROTH-IRA: ask any local bank if they can open for you; if you take the time: search for best interest rate on-line; you have until December 31 to put in several thousand dollars --which won't be taxable on Income Tax Return next year.
-Keep Healthy: eat fruit, vegetables --all colors -fresh, organic (--no pesticide) or frozen --as much as you want; cut way back on flesh --beef, fish, chicken, pig; for high-quality/low cost protein eat: cottage cheese
Feel free to share your thoughts, I'm curious to know what you think, click on "Comment" below
tag: Election 2006, Rove, 2008 election, global warming, debt, credit card, evangelical christians, ROTH IRA, savings, protect health, fruit vegetables, nature, natural justice
06 November 2006
Polls open and close at different hours across the country --and they require various things before you can sign in to vote and get a ballot. Some require: Birth Certificate or picture ID or Driver's License or utility bill showing your name, current address --some require all of them. Why did Majority Party in Congress change the voting rules --require identification to vote? They hope you, the forgetful, poor and new citizens will not have necessary ID --or will not know that the rules have changed --to prevent voting. THAT is how fearful they are of Voters' wrath for things they have done past six years.
Too bad! Enter your Zip Code --find your Polling Place, map, your Registrar of Voter's address & phone and Find Out what your are required to: Bring to the Polls!
If you don't want to use the Locator link above: open Google >enter your City and add 'dot gov' --to reach your area's Registrar of Voters website. It will list ID requirements to vote.
If you think it should be as easy to vote in the US as it is in Iraq: Vote for someone else to represent you in Congress.
Remember: As long as you are registered to vote You have the Right to Vote
--don't allow anyone to prevent you from voting
-Demandd a paper ballot
-If electronic "vote" machine is only way to vote: request paper receipt
-If you cannot get a paper receipt of your vote --or you don't have confidence: Request a Provisional Ballot --it is your Right --in every state, to cast a Provisional Ballot, which you fill-in by hand; watch the Poll worker insert it in the box
-If you suspect irregularity of any kind: call the Democratic Party. They will have voting monitors for this situation
OFFER: neighbors, co-workers, senior adults a ride to the Polls; call your Party's local office: to volunteer, see if they have a list of people in your area who need a ride to the Polls.
Election Results NBC has decided: which candidate should win governor's race in one state --they had him on three times --in prime time --but NBC won't allow his opponent ANY air time. NBC received Thousands of e-mails and phone calls requesting equal time. NBC refused. That's going on in California. Would you like that to happen in your state? It's going around the Net: when you turn on TV to watch election results BOYCOTT NBC --e-mail, tell your friends: Don't Watch NBC.
tag, 2006 election, voting rights, voter ID required, boycott NBC, new election rules, Provisional Ballot, paper vote receipt
05 November 2006
Did you watch "60 Minutes" --to see stories about the election? CBS couldn't do that --they had Priorities: Profile on unknown Congressman from non-pivotal state, one on recycling --followed by deep insightful examination --of an Act-or.
--Inform --examine issues --depth on subjects about Where this country is headed? --Your life --subjects that Matter to you to make Decision? Naw. Very Important stuff, crammed full of garbage aimed --Designed: to help current Oval Office occupant, Jr. --Proof: in the 'profile' of the Congressman who has been trying to expose, cut 'special' projects--Earmarks-- tacked onto Bills, in the middle of the night, favors to lobbyists in exchange for campaign donations, They DIDN'T say --the True size of the deficit --what Republican spending has done to the country. Why not?
--Republicans keep repeating the Line: "great econmoy" --but where is the Rest of the story? If you save your money to protect yourself --if you stop shopping: this country will have to borrow even More than the $3 1/2 billion they have to borrow Every Week.
Dept. of Defense/Pentagoons: get $490 BILLION --Every year. --Why wasn't Some spent on Kevlar bullet-proof jackets for the troops in Iraq they claim to care about? --Spent for maps, intel, translators --hardened transport --why??? CBS: didn't have "time" for those questions, on election eve.
--That's the deal CBS/Viacom cut with this "administration."
More than three million Americans wrote to FCC --faxed --e-mailed --phoned to ask/beg/demand that they Leave the rules alone. So many people --from National Rifle Assoc, Artists, ACLU, Christrian Coalition, independent newspaper & radio owners contacted FCC their copy machines and phones jammed. FCC didn't mind, they were on a Mission.
FCC: changed the rules to accommodate big media, who just happen to be Big Donors. --To get FCC "approval" to rip down firewall between media ownership in a community --to bloat up --own TWO TV stations (i.e. in Los Angeles) + radio + newspaper + cable, etc, etc, etc. CBS --and the other media hogs, got the rules yanked, they got to buy More media in a single community.
Pay-back for the "favor"? They DON'T examine what the current Occupant has done. --They DON'T dig into claims of "WMD in Iraq" --they DON'T examine sinkhole Iraq. On the eve of election --in which their patrons could loose control: they DON'T rock his boat --DON'T examine his incompetence --dealing with countries that HAVE intention to produce nuclear weapons --DON'T look at massive, life-threatening amount of money those people have WASTED.
SHAME on you CBS --FCC --Congress --Oval Office Occupant.
-If you get to the Poll and it has electronic "vote" machine: demand a paper recipt --or a paper ballot. If poll workers refuse to give either one: You have legal right to demand "Provisional" ballot
tag: CBS, Oval Office, FCC, media manipulation, 2006 election, corruption, debt, deficit
02 November 2006
Republicans: curious definition of "security" --if you missed investigative reporters' piece last week-end, October 27, 2006 on PBS: "Nice Work if You Can Get It," it showed how Homeland Security Department has handled security --and over $700 million.
What did they do with the money...
Are You Making $450. a Day? How About $515.?
Republicans managing Homeland Security: they gave a sub-contract to a woman in San Diego to hire airport screeners. --Oh, but: no written contract. Oops: no background check on the woman who got the contract. What were her qualifications? She is a travel agent. She is also: a member of an Evangelical church, in Florida. Oops: TSA people kept giving her money --until they handed her $24 million bucks --our money. --No back-up paperwork to justifiy expenses. --Not even "thousands" for cellphones --no documentation on cash withdrawals or on anything else. Result? Auditors determined: $15 million was not justified/overpaid.
Remember when we heard airport screeners weren't screened --no background checks, convicted felons, some on parole? Remember: when it was reported they hadn't been paid, some for as long as six months? Now: we know why. If you are Protestant, Jewish --atheist, any other religion: you can't get a government contract from This Administration?
Is your Congressmember part of the waste, fraud, abuse?
Reporters did a series of investigations, how our money was spent, what security we got for it, you can read each part of the series: High Price of Homeland Security
TSA? They refused to supply papers requested by reporters under Freedom of Information Act. Reporters got the information anyway: the woman got fabulous house, $24 million, $270,000. "pension" --Americans got? Screwed. If you watch the tape: you will see head of TSA --he asked the reporters not to do the story, basically give them 'a break' on handing out $741 million without any proof of how the money was spent.... Would that fly were you work? MOST bosses: don't like it when employees make unnecessary phonecalls.
With "security" like this, I now believe the only reason the country hasn't been attacked again: only because nobody has tried anything since Sept. 11. The money these people have wasted is DIZgusting.
--For $700 Million: ALL of us could have had $1 million health insurance coverage --with $400 million balance: every hospital in the US could have been fully staffed, equipped and paid.
Thanks on the "security" Rep. Boehner. --Where's our security --Where's protection for Pages --Where's our $700 Million --Where's bin Laden? Too busy hoping around to golf courses with your pal Tom Delay? This guy --what anyone would call "leader"???
-Ohio: can't we do better than him?
Three-year old warnings about Foley bothering Pages, $8 Trillion debt next two generations will have to pay off, tax cut for the wealthiest 1%, but no Minimum Wage increase--tried to cut military's benefits IN THE MIDDLE OF WAR --incompetence in Iraq, at home.
-If Democrats are in majority of the House: Mr. Boehner will not be in charge of our money or anything else.
We HAVE to have better than this --Tuesday: Please Vote
-If you give your vote to a Republican: then you will be rewarding that Party for appalling waste and for deaths. -There Has to be consequences for the things they have done: Please vote for anyone but Republicans.
-Buy a local newspaper this week --at least twice, ask your friends to do the same; they are looking out for us, reward them, newspapers are hurting.
[NOTE: There are links in this Post, but for some reason they aren't showing up; I changed font color to try to make them stand out, but didn't help; in case you can't see them any better than I can: hover your mouse to show the links.]
tag: Transportation Security Administration TSA, Rep. John Boehner, Ohio, Mark Foley, Tom Delay, wasteful Republican spending, Washington Post, investigative report, religious bias, illegal federal contracts, sub-contractors, Homeland Security, federal law contracts violation
01 November 2006
Who shipped Americans' National Guard --to other side of the world for --what was the reason?
A person who chooses to have war is responsible --for consequences --faulty equipment --flimsy transport --helicopters that crash --inadequate water, Kevlar vests, night goggles, bullets, weapons, translators, supplies, maps --protection of troops, civilians, infrastructure, homes, bridges, roads, electricity --destruction of schools, religious houses, families --death --world's contempt, hatred --massive theft --chaos.
Oval Office occupant claims: we "should blame [him]" for the war --so what's he whining about? We DO blame him for Iraq --and so does the Senator.
A woman flying home from Iraq, feeling bad about the soldiers, took out her camera --photographed soldiers going home. She gave her pictures to her newspaper, which published them. Then: she got fired. Why? Pentagoons: didn't like her pictures --showing utmost respect for soldiers --each in a coffin meticulously draped with US flag. --People "running" Iraq invasion and Pentagoons: don't want Americans to see any thing that reveals results --showing how poorly they do their job. --They banned photographers from Day One at Dover airport runway, as coffins off-loaded. Why? Excuse: "that's up to family members of the dead." --Yet no military family has denied permission to reporter or photographer to be at the airport. Pictures of tortured, humiliated Iraq prisoners? Ex Chief of the Joints Meyers --sat on those pictures for eight weeks --until he couldn't prevent media from publishing.
Oval Office occupant: not attended one military funeral. Wives, parents, family members of dead soldiers and marines brought into the White House --calls them "mommy." --Respectful? --Something to admire?
After September 11 attack on the US --advice we got? "Just shop --just live normally." In other words:
'don't make sacrifices' and 'DON'T stop spending your money' --don't pay any attention to what we are doing --to 'aid' our benefactors and giant corporations.' How did 'shop till you drop' --help wives, who suddenly found out "National Guard" meant some other nation?
He and the people he hired to run invasion and occupation of Iraq: don't have a Plan --how to get out.
His choice --civilian who runs Defense Dept: has no military --strategy --tactical --aerial knowledge or experience. He is equipped with massive quantity of: arrogance. He told Generals any who read prepared papers on How to Handle the Peace: would be fired. Now THERE was a Plan. Anyone in military who stands up to him --tries to argue facts with him: finds their career --"altered" --or over. So "brilliant": orderded strikes --TWO wedding parties --slaughtered. --You forgot?
These are the people who paid a liar and bank thief: $350,000 per MONTH --for over a year --to hear? --What they wanted to hear --whispered in their ears. What did we get for the money? Fake facts. CIA: warned them he couldn't be trusted --before he was "hired." --But They didn't mind spending --our money on a liar --on contracts of former employer of President of Vice, violating federal law on no-compete and no-bid --on mercenaries.
These people claim they don't like welfare. --Yet wrote a "drug" bill to give billions in aide to drug makers --to oil companies --to airlines --to coal producers --to insurance, credit card and bank corporations --anyone who ever 'donated' to their election campaigns.
Those people: don't have a problem with CEOs making Millions --but don't want Minimum Wage raise. How is everyone else supposed to pay bills --survive?
They claim to want smaller government: blew a $8 TRILLION hole in our Treasury. --Who will be paying that debt --after they blow town?
--These people howling about a Senator's disgust: Gave out 38,000 oil contracts to dig for oil in nation's parks to pals.
They refused to join the world to cut pollution. They made it harder for struggling families to declare bankruptcy. They gave themselves raises and pension increases --every year. Did you get $3,000. more a year --six years in a row?
How does all that compare --hmmm...to a badly-worded slam of what they have Actually done --military deaths, massive debt, Iraq chaos --655,000 deaths --blood --destruction --two countries threatening to build nuclear weapons --world's disrespect, contempt. Are we better off? --Are you wealthy now? Do You work less hours now? Are You, your family --safer now? --Is the world more stable? WHO should apologize?
-Vote Tuesday --for anyone but Republicans, unless you want More of the same
-Offer: Give senior adults a ride to the polls to vote
-Contact: your local Registrar of Voters, your local City Council Representative and local Democratic Party office --request that they have monitors and lawyers at Every polling place --to prevent anyone with fake creditials from entering the polling place --from altering vote totals --from "counting" votes --from evicting Poll workers and "counting" votes --or dumping ballots in the trash. --In case you are one of rare people who doesn't know: Republicans tossed ballots into the trash, "forgot" to count thousands of ballots --in Florida --throughout Southern states.
Do Not Forget: In New Mexico, 2004 "election": the person occupying the Oval Office "received" 58,000 more votes than there are registered voters. --Same in Ohio, Florida, many states and districts with heavily-Democratic registered voters --Reported by US Census Bureau and by GAO for Congress. If such dirty tricks worked twice: why wouldn't he try them again?
tag, Remedies for cancer of Republican incompetence, fake war, dirty election tricks, Republican corruption, massive debt, Republican lies, Republican greed