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Economy: Our next stop, the twilight zone

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 “Government, government, government. Government does not create jobs. It\’s very simple how you create jobs. An entrepreneur takes a risk.”       Linda McMahon

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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

Wisconsin: Price County zoning committee tries to slip through conditional zoning permits

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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.

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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

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Censoring the Internet: S.3804

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Censoring the Internet
 
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 Copyright © by W. R. McAfee, Sr.  All rights reserved

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The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (S.3804) was introduced in the Senate Judiciary Committee and shilled to “. . .stop online piracy. “ 
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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.  
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It’s all coming to pass: Subliminal programming: SSSS technology

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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

ORGANIC VALUES BETRAYED IN VIDEO: Scrambled Eggs – Where Are Your Organic Eggs Really Coming From?

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Live Link: The Cornucopia Institute

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

Remote controlled warfare: The “Creech 14” make their case in court

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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.

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“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

TSCL Opposing Green Cards to Illegal Immigrants

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Anger over illegal immigration, including that from thousands of senior supporters of TSCL, is throwing a monkey wrench into Congressional efforts to pass immigration amnesty legislation this year.  But the Obama Administration appears to be bent on considering actions it could take without Congressional approval to achieve its objectives anyway, including giving permanent resident status and “green cards” to large numbers of people in the country illegally.

Recently an internal draft memo, prepared for the head of the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), was made public by a group of Senators who are demanding that Congress hold a hearing to investigate.  The memo, prepared by four senior officials in the USCIS, lists ways the government could help certain categories of illegal immigrants achieve permanent legal residence status and green cards—absent reform.  “In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, CIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations,” the memo said.

A spokesman for the USCIS said the document was only a draft memo and should not be equated with actual policy.  But critics, including TSCL, say that the memo gives credence to the concern that the administration would try to execute a “back-door amnesty” plan that could add significant long-term costs to Social Security and Medicare.

Sign TSCL’s Totalization Petition now!

A green card is an identification card issued to aliens in the U.S. who are in the process of becoming a permanent resident.  It serves as proof that the cardholder has officially been granted permission to reside and take employment in the U.S.— the very two things illegal workers must have to claim Social Security benefits.  Under current law, benefits claimed by former illegal workers may be based, at least in part, on unauthorized work.  When determining entitlement to Social Security benefits, the Social Security Administration uses all earnings, even for jobs worked while the immigrant was illegal.

TSCL strongly opposes extending green cards to illegal immigrants by Administrative rule changes, and instead supports legislation that would protect Social Security by banning work credits based on unauthorized work.  Take Action! To learn more about the legislation and whether your Members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors: http://www.seniorsleague.org//index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=57&Itemid=144
 
Sources:  “Obama Administration Considers Bypassing Congress On Immigration Reform,” Marcus Stern, Houston Chronicle, July 30, 2010.  “Immigration Memo May Be Break For Immigrants,” Alfonso Chardy, The Miami Herald, August 2, 2010.  “Permanent Residence,” Wikipedia, August 3, 2010.

Then and Now, The Difference in American Leadership

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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

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