October 11, 2010
economists, economy, entrepreneurs, James Best, jobs, Regular Folks United, small business
LIVE LINK: Regular Folks United
Reprinted with permission
“Government, government, government. Government does not create jobs. It\’s very simple how you create jobs. An entrepreneur takes a risk.” Linda McMahon
Friday, October 8, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT, 2:09 PM EDT from James Best
Economists and entrepreneurs deal with reality—and from what I’ve been reading lately, quite different realities. I’m too simple to grasp parallel universes, so I’ve got to pick one to believe. Do I trust an economist that has studied job creation, or the entrepreneur that has met a payroll?
I should tell you, I’m prejudiced. I was trained in economics, but I made a living as an entrepreneur and by advising entrepreneurs. I have to go with the entrepreneurs. When economists are wrong, they do the two-step and muddle up their previous pronouncements. When entrepreneurs are wrong, they hire bankruptcy attorneys.
What are economists saying? On October 7th, the Wall Street Journal reported that some Federal Reserve officials want to “lift inflation,” that is force real interest rates negative (interest minus inflation), so that businesses and people will stop saving and start spending. Government spending hasn’t done the trick, so they want us all to spend like there’s no tomorrow. I presume these officials are the same economists and bankers that told the government that a near-trillion dollar stimulus was faint-hearted. Only someone tenured or ensconced in a cushy government job would think that piling on even more spending makes sense.
But that’s not all. These wizards are also telling the government to ramp up the taxes on anyone that still has money, heap massive regulations onto business, and take away the brass ring. Oh, and by the way, don’t worry about small business because we’ll give banks some earmarked money to lend to these poor creatures. (I’m sorry, but I don’t believe small businesses are not hiring because they haven’t been able to increase their debt load.) More
October 11, 2010
corruption, county agenda, CUP's, open records requests, Price County, secret meetings, Wisconsin, zoning commission
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
A note from Paul Griepentrog: PPJ Reporter for Wisconsin
In an attempt to circumvent statutory requirements the town and country officials are seeking to empower Fifield’s comp plan and establish comprehensive planning county wide. Appellate court decision has rendered Town plans to be advisory, and the statutory requirement SS § 60.61(2) & (3), for a county to be void of zoning in order to enable Township zoning has left the power mongers no choice but to do an end run around the law. With the county Zoning committee, chaired by Jim Robb having held several closed meetings without announcing contents as required in SS § 19.85 , we can only speculate as to what these individuals were discussing. The letter to the editor attached below describes the actions taken by local zoning boards and elected country supervisors.
Letter to the Editor
WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE A BIG MESS IN PRICE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Submitted by: Jackie Severt, A lifelong Fifield resident
Price County citizens should be aware, outraged, and frightened by what is going on in local zoning. The elected county supervisors on the zoning committee are supposed to be working for the good of the people; but are they?
The zoning administrator is a county employee who is also supposed to be working for the good of the people; but is he? I bet if you attended any of the monthly public meetings of the Zoning Committee you would be answering “NO” to these questions. More
October 11, 2010
CORPORATIONS, DOMESTIC TERRORISM
activist groups, Blackwater, intel arm of Monsanto, Jeremy Scahill, Monsanto, Monsanto protection budget, the Nation
Source URL: http://www.thenation.com/article/154739/blackwaters-black-ops
Jeremy Scahill | September 15, 2010
“Black added that Total Intelligence “would develop into acting as intel arm of Monsanto.” Black also noted that Monsanto was concerned about animal rights activists and that they discussed how Blackwater “could have our person(s) actually join [activist] group(s) legally.” Black wrote that initial payments to Total Intelligence would be paid out of Monsanto’s “generous protection budget” but would eventually become a line item in the company’s annual budget. He estimated the potential payments to Total Intelligence at between $100,000 and $500,000. According to documents, Monsanto paid Total Intelligence $127,000 in 2008 and $105,000 in 2009.”
Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided intelligence, training and security services to US and foreign governments as well as several multinational corporations, including Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and banking giants Deutsche Bank and Barclays, according to documents obtained by The Nation
. Blackwater’s work for corporations and government agencies was contracted using two companies owned by Blackwater’s owner and founder, Erik Prince: Total Intelligence Solutions and the Terrorism Research Center (TRC). Prince is listed as the chairman of both companies in internal company documents, which show how the web of companies functions as a highly coordinated operation. Officials from Total Intelligence, TRC and Blackwater (which now calls itself Xe Services) did not respond to numerous requests for comment for this article. More
October 11, 2010
1st Amendment, censorship, digital eraser, free speech attack, GMO's, INTERNET, kill switch, pandemic, propaganda
Censoring the Internet
Copyright © by W. R. McAfee, Sr. All rights reserved
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (S.3804) was introduced in the Senate Judiciary Committee and shilled to “. . .stop online piracy. “
There’s a full court press on against the Internet with Senate Bill 3804; another thinly veiled attempt to regulate and control the Web’s content to “protect” us that would open the door for ‘Net news orgs. and blogs to come under watchful wonk eyes already at work at major MSM outlets like the New York Times and London Guardian as reader comment censors.
Gosh, Mr. Bill, how will we find incriminating statements, videos, and investigative pieces about the vampires sucking the globe dry if they succeed in censoring the ‘Net?
Wait! I know! Maybe newspapers and magazines will investigate and print these things? No?
Well then our network and cable television channels will show clips and videos, just like they do on YouTube! No?
You mean S. 3804’s attempt at controlling the net will be used like a giant digital eraser. . .and. . . “sensitive or disruptive things” could be gone? Just like that? Like, any lying, thieving, cheating, corrupt elected official can now be made “squeaky clean” on the net and the marionettes who control them can disappear into the shadows again? Like that?
Senate Bill 3804 is a disaster; a free speech attack no lucid person can defend.
October 11, 2010
DOMESTIC TERRORISM, Government, propaganda
all digital TV signals, DoD, GWEN, HAARP, human brain waves, subliminal broadcasting
By Gary Rea (c) 2009-10 Reprinted per reader requests
Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS) & the All-Digital TV Broadcast Signal: Connection?
since first hearing of it last spring, I’ve had a deepening sense of foreboding – an unnamed dread of the upcoming shift to an all-digital television broadcast signal, scheduled to occur in February 2009. Now, I believe, that nameless dread may have a name, after all.
The Department of Defense calls it Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS), and it also goes by the name of S-quad or Squad. In the private sector, the technology goes by the name of Silent Subliminal Presentation System and the technology has also been released to certain corporate vendors who have attached catchy brand names like BrainSpeak Silent Subliminals to their own SSSS-based products.
Whatever you call it, SSSS is a technology that uses subliminal programming that is carried over Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) broadcast waves, planting inaudible messages directly into the subconscious human mind. More
October 11, 2010
Cornucopia Institute, corporate agribusiness, livestock management, NOSB, organic eggs, USDA, Wisconsin meeting
Organic Egg Business Being Hijacked by Corporate
Agribusinesses—Help Reverse this Scandal!
Meeting October 25-28, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin
Attend or mail in your proxy letter ASAP!
Imagine 80,000 laying hens in a single building, crowded in confinement conditions, on “farms” with hundreds of thousands or a million birds. Is that organic?
How about a tiny enclosed concrete porch, accessible by only 3%-5% of the tens of thousands of birds inside a henhouse. Does that pass as outdoor access as required by federal organic law?
Industrial-scale egg producers are gaming the system with their livestock management shortcuts and are placing family-scale organic farmers at a competitive disadvantage. Some pasture-based organic farmers have already been driven out of the organic egg business.
The organic community has an opportunity to reverse this scandal and support authentic organic agriculture. The USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will be debating the meaning of outdoor access and stocking densities for organic poultry and other livestock at the upcoming meeting in Madison, Wis., October 25-28. More
October 11, 2010
Creech 14, criminal trespassing, drones, international law, Las Vegas Courts, unmanned drones, war crimes
A peace movement victory in court
by John Dear SJ on Sep. 21, 2010
We saw that future as we walked onto Creech Air Force Base on April 9, 2009. We wanted to rescue the children and civilians who are being killing by our “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” as they’re called.
“Fourteen anti-war activists may have made history today in a Las Vegas courtroom when they turned a misdemeanor trespassing trial into a possible referendum on America’s newfound taste for remote-controlled warfare.” That’s how one Las Vegas newspaper summed up our stunning day in court last Tuesday, Sept. 14, when fourteen of us stood trial for walking on to Creech Air Force Base last year on April 9, 2009 to protest the U.S. drones.
We went in hoping for the best and prepared for the worst. As soon as we started, the judge announced that he would not allow any testimony on international law, the necessity defense or the drones, only what pertained to the charge of “criminal trespassing.”
With that, the prosecutors called forth a base commander and a local police chief to testify that we had entered the base, that they had given us warnings to leave, and that they arrested us. They testified that they remembered each one of us. Then they rested their case.
We called three expert witnesses, what the newspaper called “some of the biggest names in the modern anti-war movement.” These were: Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general under President Lyndon Johnson; Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army colonel and one of three former U.S. State Department officials who resigned on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq; and Bill Quigley, legal director for the New York City-based Center for Constitutional Rights. We presumed they would not be allowed to speak.
All fourteen of us acted as our own lawyers, and were not allowed any legal assistance, so members of our group took turns questioning our witnesses, and trying not to draw the judge’s wrath. Lo and behold, the judge let them speak, and they spoke for hours. More
October 11, 2010
congress, economics, inflation, jobs, national leaders, plutocrats, presidents
J.Speer-Williams (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved
Thar’s Money in That Old Quilt:
Then and Now, The Difference in American Leadership
Among Clinton’s worse crimes against humanity, was perhaps not his alive-incineration of children at Waco, Texas; but, his repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, and the passage of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which has led to millions of starving people around the world More