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How about a free, functional government?

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by James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Donald Trump was supposed to be the first president since JFK to be free of obligations to the high cabal usual funders and owners of American presidents. That’s how he was self-billed and that was his major selling point – that he had very largely funded his own campaign and, with a very successful businessman’s approach, would be more-knowledgeable and success-capable than his politician predecessors. So that he could get things Total Earth Science Skepticdone for and at the bidding of the people, rather than the multi-billionaire plutocrats who were accustomed to bribing and ruling.

And, perhaps strangely, if you google it, you can find purported background information both ways – that he paid for most of his rather sketchy campaign himself, or alternatively, that his elevation was heavily-financed by mega-rich interests primarily on Wall Street.

But, regardless, he is now, as a sudden recruit to the bomb-bomb, waw-waw persuasion, coming over from the presumed militarism-minimization philosophy of regime-change wars being too costly and unavailing. The neocons have got him now, apparently, however they did it, and here we go again – except more than ever.

One current theory, voiced in an online article apparently without an author a couple of days ago, entitled “Is Trump Really In Control?”, conjectures that the other members of the administration, mostly ex-generals, because they, not so much the president, have been mouthing threats in every direction lately, must, thus, be in control. While the president enjoys his golf and holds endless meetings and pep rallies – leaving war “to the generals”, mostly faceless. Whoever they are, all too casually assumed to be human or approximately so. More

Another Government Shutdown Shakedown? (Yawn!)

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Marti Oakley

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It made absolutely no difference who won the 2016 presidential election. We can vote all we want, but the flight plan doesn’t change. We are being steered to a predetermined end with the only difference being which road we take to get there. This translates into …who will be allowed to profit most from the journey? We already know who will pay the bill.

Trump’s biggest problem was and is that he thought he was actually going to be running things…he’d be the “boss”. He’s obviously had his butt handed to him and now has back peddled on EVERY campaign promise he made. And we are just verging in the end of the first 100 days of his administration.

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Here we go again. The threat of a so-called “government shutdown”. IF only that would happen on a level beneficial to the country. But it won’t. Nothing that affects the daily grinding of federal agencies as they mismanage employees, programs and massive amounts of money will be affected. Both houses of congress will continue to gather and to collect their pay checks, their golden fleece insurance perks and, bribery from special interests hand delivered by lobbyists. Of course, we don’t dare call it bribery; we call it “campaign donations”, “political contributions” and other euphemisms meant to disguise the pay-to-play business of government.

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2013/10/01/whats-affected-government-shutdown

Checking a list of government agencies affected in 2013 and 2015, it is apparent that the only people and agencies affected to any degree, are low-level staffers and even lower level employees of agencies.

A sample from that list:

  • Vital services that ensure seniors and young children have access to healthy food and meals may not have sufficient Federal funds to serve all beneficiaries in an extended lapse.
  • Call centers, hotlines and regional offices that help veterans understand their benefits will close to the public.
  • And, veterans’ compensation, pension, education and other benefits could be cut off in the case of an extended shutdown.
  • Every one of America’s national parks and monuments, from Yosemite to the Smithsonian to the Statue of Liberty, will be immediately closed.
  • New applications for small business loans and loan guarantees will be immediately halted.
  • Research into life-threatening diseases and other areas will stop and new patients won’t be accepted into clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Work to protect consumers, ranging from child product safety to financial security to the safety of hazardous waste facilities, will cease. The EPA will halt non-essential inspections of chemical facilities and drinking water systems.
  • Permits and reviews for planned energy and transportations projects will stop, preventing companies from working on these projects.
  • Loans to rural communities will be halted.
  • Hundreds of thousands of Federal employees including many charged with protecting us from terrorist threats, defending our borders, inspecting our food, and keeping our skies safe will work without pay until the shutdown ends.
  • Hundreds of thousands of additional Federal workers will be immediately and indefinitely furloughed without pay.

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What I Think Is Happening

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new-logo25by James Hufferd, Ph.D.                                                                                    

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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“……Achilles-heel of international control in the US, which he recognized to be an enormous pedophilia ring, binding effectively the obedience of a crucial percentage of the government, including Congress members, recruited and run clandestinely out of inventive necessity by the Israeli Mossad (secret service)”

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1920541_10152099827078863_1820056404_n1     How about a lollapalooza of a conspiracy theory – fueled by a little bit of evidence and more than a little bit of fairly-well-educated paranoia? With that all-too-rare admission gotten out of the way, here’s basically what I think is going on.

The world’s power elite – the really big banks, the Bilderberg, New World Order, the leading purveyors and masters of the Deep State – are more psychopathic, arrogant, and totally self-centered and unstoppably determined than anybody you would ever meet in a thousand years. More

President Trump: My Basic Scoresheet

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new-logo251_002by James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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     Maybe like some of you, I have gotten to know myself better over the past several months. I have always considered myself anything but conservative. “Beyond liberal,” I have said when describing my basic orientation:  meaning liberal, only more so compared to the range of holes provided on a standard belt. Sort of a lone sentinel, out there when it came to equality, fairness, generosity, universal enablement, foolhardiness or moxie.

But then, people (the media, mostly) started referring to arch-globalist and militarist, mealy-mouthed, wicked old grandmotherly chiseler Hillary Clinton and her wacko, selectively-hateful, spoiled followers as “liberals”, and my idealist vocabulary started to curdle, fast. Because, all these schmucks the media calls “liberals” and even “leftists” are about as liberal as a toad. Liberalism is not boneheaded borderless-ness. Nor is it defamation and shrieking “treason” through your tears and trashing the Constitution’s election ground rules agreed on by all at the start because you didn’t win the race. More

What I Just Don’t Get

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by James Hufferd, Ph.D.                        new-logo251_002

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Policy specifics aside for a moment (although, as they say, the devil is in the details), the meme enunciated by the US Democratic Party under Obama has been best encapsulated in phalanx of single words, like Brotherhood and Inclusion. Party-line liberals (of which I could easily have been misconstrued as one myself until the Mafia-like character of the party apparatus fully materialized during the still-recent primaries) give every indication even now of continuing to believe themselves the unique bearers of sweetness and light to the world. But a simple look at the record of late has come to indicate the exact opposite. Acceptance? Forget it. If you, as a left-out working class person, or identifying with same, decided to spurn the conniving, greedy old woman installed as nominee over they party rank-and-file’s more promising, and therefore popular choice, then you don’t qualify for consideration. Because, thievery is no excuse for rejection. More

How absurd

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new-logo251_002By James Hufferd, Ph.D.                                                                                      Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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cc43913c-e38e-47a0-98a4-1f2fd4b67dfd-medium   Why is the contemporary world so continuously roiled up and kept in perpetual high anxiety and loathing of others? Is it, as American and Western European exceptionalists and militarists have always insisted, that American and western “civilization” even before that are continually confronted by the latest designated diabolical enemy, always bent on destroying us good and peaceable folks and our kindly nation(s)? Such has been stoutly held and told us since at least the days of jolly old King Richard the Lionhearted, King Philip, the scourge of New England, on down through the Kaiser, Hitler and Stalin, Osama, and now Putin and ISIS (or is it ISIL after all?), Syria not being considered big enough for the role. Anybody, in other words, to keep the fear level and the “defense” levies high enough for us to “preemptively” terrorize the world and intimidate and harass our so-called friends, who surely know better. More

Mad Dog on the Prowl: the Blood-soaked Career of General James Mattis

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Editors note:  Before you think about rushing to support or defend Mattis, remember this…Mattis enjoys killing and he does not distinguish between imagined or real enemies.  The bragging and obvious pleasure this man takes in the slaughter of even children should be a warning to all.  IF you think this man would NOT turn on us and do the same to us that he has done to other people in foreign countries, you are sadly mistaken.  In any other social position he would be called what he is……a psychopathic serial killer.  That this man brags about the atrocities he commits or orders to be committed is exceeded only by his absolute pleasure in regaling others with his horrendous deeds.  MJO

Duty to Warn

new-logo251_002By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“One victim of the US military aggression after another was brought into the clinic, nearly all of them women and children, carried by weeping family members. Those who had not been hit by bombs from warplanes had been shot by US snipers…

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(Should Unindicted, Potential International War Criminals be Disqualified for Serving as US Secretary of Defense?)

“It is clear that Trump’s secretary of defense selection of Mattis, an unprosecuted war criminal, is yet another egregious act against justice and the rule of international law. Mattis was a high-level marine commander overseeing both sieges of Fallujah who then played an active role in making sure eight marines involved in a massacre walked away from any appropriate punishment.” – Dahr Jamail (http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38620-james-mattis-is-a-war-criminal-i-experienced-his-attack-on-fallujah-firsthand)

Donald Trump clearly meets most of the qualities of sociopathic personality disorder and his tactics and political belief system really can’t be distinguished from fascism. So it shouldn’t be surprising to recognize many of the same traits in his appointees. More

Of High Hypocrisy and Gross Disrespect

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new-logo251_002by James Hufferd, Ph.D.                                                                                       Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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club   Those of you abroad may not realize that we North Americans, as irrationally devoted to our peculiar form of football as you are to yours, tend to be far more interested in this, our own much beloved blood sport than we are in politics, which we are repeatedly reminded matters a great deal more to the real ups and downs of life. That is, at least until Trump, love him or hate him.

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Mark Dankof and Patrick Slattery: National Bugle Radio: Nov 17th, 2016

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DankofinWashingtonDC2011 Mark Dankof:  The Alternative Right Slam Dunks Mainstream Media in the Trump Victory

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Mark Dankof and Patrick Slattery discuss the Trump Victory; the role of the Alternative Right in utilizing the Internet and Social Media to Run the Table on Mainstream Media Conglomerates; and the profile of the new Executive Editor of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg, whose November 2016 issue contains a Cover Story entitled, “War Goes Viral: How Social Media is Being Weaponized.”

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Clinton may be the “death sentence” for America and Trump is 50/50

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new-logo25Editorial response by:  Doug Kinan

 

Globe article: Wild presidential debates have proved pivotal in trajectory of campaign – The Boston Globe

Kinan’s Response:

Both candidates have acted inappropriately and both have history.

Private sector history and public sector history are different.

Trump’s alleged history has had no impact on the nation and the world.

Clinton has three decades of public service with little to show America what has been accomplished for America and Americans.

Essentially the government no longer represents the American taxpayers. Is the status quo what America needs or wants?

On one issue alone, “immigration”, the choice should be clear. More

Election 2016: Are we really going to let them get away with this?

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Opinion, Marti Oakley

 

The view from a political atheist

To all of you whiners and criers out there who whimper or scream hysterically that if I don’t vote I have no right to complain……..the hell if I don’t. I have watched this cycle every four years devolve into some kind of sick comedy act, and this election has got to be the final insult to the American voters.

08-10-2015_IllusionOn the so-called “right” we have Trump. A misogynistic blowhard that has supposedly built a fortune by gaming the system, filing multiple bankruptcies on his businesses and walked away with the goods and left many holding the bag.

On the so-called “left” we have Clinton. A murderous, treacherous, deceitful, career politician whose history in government is littered with one sordid episode after another.

330 Million people estimated to be in the US and this is all we can come up with for presidential candidates? Really?

We seriously need a vote of [no confidence] on our ballots. I refuse to be backed into another corner and being forced to choose between two clearly unqualified, unworthy, unreliable, dishonest, lying, cheating, conniving, deceitful, manipulative, Trilateral, Council on Foreign Relations, central banking flunkies, as my only options for president. We don’t elect presidents anyway. More

Election 2016: Let’s Screw America Again!

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new-logo25Marti Oakley

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The idea that Clinton, whose hands could not have more blood on them, is going to stump for safer communities by disarming the public would almost be laughable if it were not for the bloody trail she has left in her wake”

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thflbpyt2f_002Many people are refusing to vote this coming election. These refusals are met with the standard “if you don’t vote you have no right to complain”. I hold another line of thought…”If you vote for one of the unacceptable candidates presented to you, YOU are directly to blame for what they do”. We seriously need a “vote of no confidence” on our ballots.

Too many people are still caught up in the right/left, “as long as my party wins” mindset. Let me educate you…..there is a party…..a big one…….and you were not invited.

After watching some of the Republican convention and being brought dangerously close to blowing chunks, what caught my attention was the number of people who cheered wildly, jumping up and down as one speaker after another BS’d them with speeches that contained words that meant absolutely nothing to them.

I can only assume that somewhere there are those who were laughing hysterically at the sheer number of people who bought the whole show, hook, line and big sinker!

Having watched in disbelief as Trump made faces, gestured wildly, and acted at times as if he had actually lost his mind, I really didn’t think things could get much worse. In my opinion, Trump’s popularity is based upon his speaking out loud what many of us fine Christian people harbor in our private thoughts. Unfortunately, he is the lesser of two evils in this election. More

Disasters Much Bigger than San Bernardino: What Candidates Need to Talk about

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new-logo25Jane M. Orient, M.D.

Some candidates including Trump and Cruz support the right of Americans to own effective tools of self defense. But none are talking about the long-standing official government stance of keeping Americans as vulnerable hostages to nuclear weapons.

It is terrible that Americans can get shot at a Christmas party, but much worse will happen if we don’t confront the problems beginning at the top.

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After every shooting episode the response is the same formula: constant media coverage, much of it fact-free, and calls for thoughts, prayers—and still more gun control. It’s time to take a broader perspective than a focus on the dozens of individual tragedies.

Today, Americans are targets. Not just individual Americans, but also the United States of America. They are targeted by deranged individuals, by fanatical ideologues, by drug cartels, by terrorist organizations, and by foreign powers, some of whom have intercontinental ballistic missiles with multiple independently targeted nuclear warheads aimed at American cities.

Our thoughts need to turn to what is really going on, and our prayers need to include “God save the United States of America.”

We have pervasive surveillance of our financial transactions, our telephone and electronic communications, our medical records, and our movements. The government has enormous powers of search and seizure, many unthinkable to drafters of our Fourth Amendment, and these are used against Americans engaged in normal business that threatens no one. We already have lots of gun control laws.

So how were terrorists in San Bernadino able to accumulate bomb-making material, an arsenal of weapons both legal and illegal, and body armor, without spurring any action by the authorities?

Terrorists have also engaged in operations that don’t yet have any poster children but that are far more dangerous than shooting up a Christmas party, such as disabling a key electrical substation. This shows the capacity for coordinated, sophisticate operations that could cripple the electricity grid for a long time.

Candidates such as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz call for controlling illegal immigration—surely necessary, but insufficient. The San Bernardino terrorists were here legally.

Here are the real issues that we need to discuss:

Americans are mostly helpless victims. The government that is supposed to protect us, though awesomely powerful, appears to be incompetent, corrupt, or—dare we suggest it?—on the other side.Americans are divided by a culture of grievances.America is dangerously weak.Foreign policy is recklessly provocative. More

“Newty and The Donald”

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John Boering (c)copyright 2011

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So….I’m drinking my morning coffee and waiting for the cribbage games to start at my usual morning hangout and I’m watching some news channel that is trying to convince viewers that Gingrich is leading the GOP charge for the White house and I’m thinking to myself….. this is a set up. 

With most of the Republican party appalled at the thought of Gingrich as a candidate, and now with the addition of Donald Trump as his side kick, no one can take this seriously.  I’m also thinking we could turn this into a reality show series.  Forget Jersey Shore…..we got “Newty and The Donald” buffoon show.  More

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