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new-logo25 James Hufferd, Ph.D. Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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“There is something in us that refuses to be treated as less than human. We are created for freedom.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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There is so much hate in this current world and so much deception. Yesterday, I responded to an over-sized card I got in the mail from the phone giant Cyberlink inviting me, in effect, to change my satellite TV provider from DISH, which I presently have bundled with them, back to DIRECT, which I had bundled with back before their own dramatic price rise. I was invited to lock in the lowest price for three years. So, I called and got this people-friendly guy who told me right off that if I really wanted the lowest price, then the three-year stable-price deal was out the window. But he could save me $35 a month (big money for me, by the way) for the first year, and then I’d be free to scrum month-by-month for continued lower rates via whatever promotion they had on offer at the time.

He also explained he could throw in a $150 Visa card (bearing what interest he neglected to say), and could waive the supposedly usual deposit and give me $50 off the first payment, with no connection fee. I took his word on it, because no choice and it sounded substantially better than what I had, so I gave him my “physical address”, SS #, blood type, etc., and he locked me in and assigned me a new registration number, and then he told me I had to give him two months payment in advance immediately plus rent on the box. Stipulations, reservations, and numbers flying in every direction! And then, when I told him – well, I won’t tell you what I told him – and that the deal was off, he informed me I was already on the hook for it and cast me into what turned out to be permanent purgatory hold to try and explain the whole sequence to a different operative and cancel if I could remember enough or any of it – doubtful. Lucy and the football again!

I know that their agents, or (excuse me!) “independent contractors” are rewarded with so close to zilch by these humongous interlocking conglomerates of interlocking conglomerates, most or all owned by or through Vanguard as most likely a mere sideline to central banking and issuing earth-shaking directives and playing paymaster to countless millions, if not billions, of working stiffs globally, while posing as the American and beyond economy, that the minions all feel that they have to pass along as much of the misery, scripted chicanery, and petty disinformation as they can just to survive it themselves. And they are probably correct in that bitterly-inculcated assumption. (It’s a lot like, “if the WTC asbestos is going to cost us billions to extricate, sure, we’ll conspire.”) All of a seamless piece – this niggling deceit, state violence and boundless intrigue, shaped fiction as news, financial manipulation, theft of popular and national control.

So, with this, one wonders, just mightn’t it be better to go back to locally-based phone companies with equipment and connections that actually work and TV programming that’s all paid for by advertising – which we have to endure being thoroughly brainwashed by anyway? And, what’s it to us if the interlocking directorates don’t get their tidy per diems? Let them live on crackers and cheese off their piddling mercenaries, bombs, and our beggaring interest and debt! I’m beginning to think that “free enterprise” ain’t really all that free!

A recent theme is that the Internet can rescue humankind from government and establishment lies and deceptions. Wish that it were true! First, the percentage of people who search for the truth of things online must be in the low single digits at best. And even these oddest of folks (i.e., we) are quite effectively neutralized up to now by demonization, humiliation, threats, dire threats, and more effective and more rapid-fire lies, try as we might.

Also, nothing, and I mean nothing! on the Internet is authoritative at all in the sense that Cronkite and Huntley/Brinkley once were. Even today, all of the authority that there is is on the other side. What do we have that anyone should believe us? Grit and truth alone. Probably, not even time.

But no standard for believability exists, so we in the Truth Community all end up suspecting each other of shill-dom, troll-dom, or possibly something worse if we don’t agree on absolutely everything. Hardly inspiring credence!

So, let’s instead all try living by the tried, true and for the most part abandoned standard of absolute ethical/moral purity, so that people will have no cause to want to disbelieve us. We must literally be the society we seek to birth. Or else, we can cast no aspersions. No more ad hominems or unsubstantiated charges based on little more than 360-degree suspicion (a character flaw usually stuck with a less-flattering name). Stick to the verified and verifiable facts and extend courtesy and withhold final judgment even where doing so may not be deserved. Going forward, we must stand out for forbearance, not quick-triggered-ness, because there’s more than we can handle that we can prove.

In discourse, never lose sight of justice; but we must strive our utmost to resemble the extraordinary forgivers of the church in Charleston. And we will probably lose some points in so doing, but gradually gain a whole lot more, I believe, than we ever dreamed.

One more motto we can proudly place on our banners for all to see and repeat – “DO GOOD AND DON’T BE SUCKERED!”

JH: 6/28/15

WANNA LOSE YOUR SOUL?

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“When we talk about compassion we talk in terms of being kind. But compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative [enough] to wake a person up”

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoch   1939-1987 

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When we don’t exercise our bodies, our muscles become weak. When we do not exercise our minds, what has the potential to be a steel trap begins to rust and it’s springs lose snap.

Our conscience, that regulates our morality, also becomes rusty and weakens if not used. Ignore your conscience long enough and you might lose your soul. 

A soul-less being has no empathy for others. Lose your empathy, and you’ll know you’ve lost your conscience, on the way to losing your soul. More

If Republicans Were Smarter, They’d Be Republicans

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Topic: Campaign for Liberty
If Republicans Were Smarter, They’d Be Republicans


Barack Obama’s Victory Speech tells you all you need to know about why the Republicans lost.


by John Armstrong
(Libertarian)
Friday, November 7, 2008

Barack Obama’s victory speech on Tuesday night is very interesting. At times it sounds more like he’s promoting Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty than accepting victory as a Democratic President.

The Republicans did not lose the election because of Sarah Palin.  Nor was it because of an overwhelming turnout.  Nor was it due to the desire of so many Americans to see “Change.”  The Republicans lost because they forgot what it meant to be a Republican.

 Ronald Reagan said, “The heart and soul of conservatism is libertariansism.”  

Barack Obama said, “The true strength of our nation comes…from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.” 

Liberty?  Opportunity? These are not Democratic ideals. They were Republican ideals, until the Republicans  decided to rip the “heart and soul” out of their party to promote a neocon agenda of “security and safety.”  Without their heart and soul, they got their asses handed to them by the asses, er, donkeys.

To rub more salt into the wounds of the Republicans, Obama also said this about the Republican Party: 

Let’s remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity.  Those are values we all share.

Self-reliance?  Yeah, like using tax money to “help people pay their mortgages” as McCain proposed?  Individual liberty?  Sure, unless you don’t think you should have your 4th Amendment rights violated to use a ticket you purchased from an airline.  National unity?  There has rarely been a time in our nation’s history when we’ve been more divided than leading into the election.    

Why?  Because the Bush Doctrine of “you’re with us or against us” didn’t just apply to foreign nations.  It applied to anyone who wished to use their first amendment rights to criticize government policies.  If you didn’t agree with the government, you weren’t a “patriot.”  A “patriot” is one who stands for the ideals the Republicans were founded on and seemed to have forgotten–not someone who turns a blind eye when the government begins to overstep its bounds in order to keep us “safe.”  

If the Republicans want to understand why they lost this election, it isn’t hard to figure out.  They forgot who they were. Or as Ron Paul said in a debate in which he was laughed at and booed, “The Republican Party has lost its way.”  They forgot to promote the values, that as Obama said, “we all share.”

If they want to get back into power, they have to be smart enough to be Republicans again.  The beauty of this is that this time, many of the people they will turn to to run for office while espousing these ideals will actually believe in them after they are elected.  It won’t be about winning an election, it will be about Restoring our Republic.  

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  The Campaign for Liberty couldn’t be better poised to become the major force in the Republican Party than it is right now.  Just as Reagan ran on these ideals after a massive liberal was in office, there will be a new Reagan who emerges.  And the country will be ready for it.  This time around, the Republicans were just too stupid to listen to a man that was screaming it all along.  Instead, they had to hear the words from the Democratic President-elect.  

Your Fellow American,

John Armstrong

http://www.campaignforliberty.com 

strongarmedjohn@yahoo.com

As always, unlike the NFL, the author grants full permission to rebroadcast, retransmit, give accounts of, repost part or all of this to your blog or anywhere else in order to promote the Restoration of Our Republic.

Why the Elephant died…hopefully the end of the Republican party

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Why the Elephant died 

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I am writing you to announce the coming wake for the former Republican Party.  No flowers, please.  Most knew the end was coming, although some stubbornly clung on to the cesspool of viciousness, greed, contempt and unsavory characters that had come to characterize and symbolize, not the best in America, but the worst.  But, thankfully we are moving forward, leaving behind the worst president ever in our history and with him, the most anti-American political faction ever to have soiled the White House and our government. 

 

There were thirty Republicans who did not seek re-election.  I have this theory that when the rats are fleeing the sinking ship we need to watch to see where they are going.  In this case, we already know why; all the catastrophic damage done to the country since the corruption of the 2000 election and the subsequent manipulation of the 2004 election is about to come apart.  Heads are going to roll and many of those taking flight are exercising the fine art of C.Y.A.. (Covering you’re a–) is an art that has been finely honed by the neo-con, anti-American faction of the Republican party.  

 

But, there are those in the wreckage of the Republican party who still don’t get it; those who are today wondering why the wedge issues didn’t work, why the sickening and disgusting emails containing misleading or outright false information about Republican opponents didn’t scare everyone into voting the [right] way, according to the party line.  And of course, there are the hate radio personalities, the faux news personalities and other social outcasts who found their niche in this swamp of radical ideology that was the antithesis of America.  For those of you still clinging to this rotting corpse, don’t worry.  Anne Coulter (or is it Andy?) has written yet another of her/his baseless, pointless and stupid books that will be purchased in bulk by her/his rich friends to make it appear to be a best-seller.  (You’ll never actually meet anyone who has read even one of them)

 

The unspoken truth about why McCain didn’t succeed is this:   We are tired of being terrorized by our own government.  What we heard from the Republican campaign was four more years of Bush & Co.  Four more years of corruption of government, the constitution, our civil liberties, and four more years of created crisis’s to enable pre-planned end results, none of which benefited anyone but a few at the top while the rest of the country sunk further into recession.  But, ultimately, we are damned tired of having to fear our own government. 

 

Palin, who was selected first because she was a woman, and second because she was attractive, was thought to be the end all, be all for the ticket.  She was supposed to be the ringer, the one who brought home the victory.  With their usual arrogance, the Republican party just assumed that all she had to do was to show up.  Unfortunately for them, even Republican voters could see this woman was not prepared, much less qualified, to hold the office of Vice President, and surely not a viable replacement for McCain should there be a need for her to step in.  The problems with Palin as a candidate are just too numerous to go into here.

 

In the end, it seems all the emails meant to degrade and humiliate Obama, calling him the anti-Christ, claiming he is a communist, a socialist a fascist….the emails highlighting his middle name Hussein, questioning his birth place, questioning his patriotism, all of the rancid and disgusting writings suggesting all sorts of sordid things speaks volumes about the demise of what was once a respectable party.  These circulating emails could only have appealed to the most uneducated and gullible in our population, and, these things highlighted the gross lack of integrity, of character, of morals by a party that tried to portray itself as being the epitome of these things and the party of “God”.  It is obvious the veil has lifted and America sees this party for the roiling mass of ugliness that it is.

 

I don’t know what’s ahead in an Obama administration.  What I do know is that I don’t have the sense of dread, of hopelessness I would have had, had McCain won.  The other thing I know is that I am, it seems, very conservative…..but I can’t be a part of the Republican party.   Considering the number of people who abandoned the Republican party in this election, many feel the same way.

 

The days of hate filled campaigns, filled with innuendo, mud-slinging, negative attack ads and vilifying and at times utterly destroying a person whose only sin was to run against you for the same office, are over.  The American people are tired of it, and quite frankly, we deserve more than misleading information or fear mongering.  And many of us are tired of the party of the elephant which has come to signify greed, corruption, secrecy and a total lack of morals or values. 

 

May the elephant rest in peace…..somewhere else.

 

© 2008 Marti Oakley

 

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