"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Economy Crumbles, Politicians Fumble, Bush Foams At The Mouth With Words Of Fear, Michael Calls For Slackers to Awaken and I Heard Someone Cry Out Finally..

Did You Hear That?

… [A Mass Public Movement!] …
I heard It!

The Economist are telling Pelosi to slow down. The candidate’s campaign teams are smoking and drinking more than ever, scared to say a single word. The president has attempted to sooth all “the little people: who don’t have anything else but a savings and checking account that have no worries’ they are insurance protected, so let me take care of all the other folks and problems and all will be well.

We’re not listening because we don’t believe him. We have no faith in 90+% of the Congress to have the brains to come in out of the rain let alone avert a Second Great Depression. No one wants a single sent to go the Execs that have screwed America over, and if anyone can prove that is the case there will be hell to pay…finally! I hear people beginning to sing my song and soon they’ll march by my side.

My phone won’t stop ringing; my inbox is filling faster than I can process of digest the message and information. I saw it coming and I voted absentee yesterday because what I see coming is not a long orderly line at the polls November 4, 2008. We may be walking a street, but it could damn well be for a purpose other than casting a vote.

The military preparing to deal with a public insurrection….tells me someone sees the same things I see, and they are not on our side. That move is bit more substantive than reading tea leaves…wouldn’t you say? I thought we needed to divert troops to Afghanistan, or was I mistaken? Maybe Main St. America is more dangerous to this administration!

No matter what happens in the next 48 to 72 hours the tool boxes should be kept close at hand. Impeachers; as the economic mess becomes worse or more confused we will have allies join our cause and always in our history the twin issues shall become one in the demand for change, Justice and for the full force of the law, Lady Justice’s Sword” to be applied to those who have used and oppressed us, those who would render the fabric and heart of this nation dead and cold.

Economists To Nancy Pelosi: Don’t Rush Wall Street BailoutBy Logan Murphy Stokey Nancy (University of Chicago) Strahan Philip (Boston College) Strebulaev Ilya (Stanford University) Sufi Amir (University of Chicago) Tabarrok Alex (George Mason University) Taylor Alan M. (UC Davis) ...Crooks and Liars - http://www.crooksandliars.com/

Bailout Opposition

Idiot On The Loose!

As debates loom, will media learn from past coverage shortfalls?As the media prepare to cover the debates, Media Matters has compiled several items from the 2004 presidential debates identifying patterns of misinformation in the media, at least one of which has already resurfaced this year. Read More

ABC's Stark uncritically aired Paulson's claim to "welcome" oversight, but his bill would make his decisions "non-reviewable"During her ABC World News report on the Bush administration's $700 billion Wall Street proposal, Betsy Stark uncritically aired Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's claim that he "welcome[s]" oversight of the administration's plan, but did not note that a section of the bill states: "Decisions by the Secretary [of the Treasury] pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency." Read More

At Long Last I Have Managed To Script Coding To Widget Michael’s Site

Slacker Uprising Film

Just (Check Off) I am a resident of the U.S. or Canada
Hit The Confirm Button And Watch The Entire Film

P.S. If you're not yet registered to vote, here's a good link: https://www.voteforchange.com/.

Poll: Bush Approval at 19% - Can We Impeach Him Now?By Jon Ponder
One Thousand Reasons - http://www.thousandreasons.org/Source: Pensito Review Among other things, this new poll shows that 19 percent of Americans are functionally brain-dead: A new poll from American Research Group shows that zero percent of Americans believe the economy is improving

The Electoral College Nightmare Scenario

Opposition to Bailout Plan Grows but Still Expected to Pass
The more voters learn about the proposed $700 billion federal bailout plan for the U.S. economy, the more they don’t like it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken Monday night.

Now 44% oppose the taxpayer-backed plan, up seven points from 37% yesterday. Twenty-five percent (25%) support it now, versus 28% in the earlier poll. Thirty-five percent (35%) were undecided before; now 31% are.

While 35% think the bailout plan will help the economy, nearly as many (30%) say it will hurt, and 13% believe it will have no impact at all.

But, despite their concerns, 74% of voters also believe it is at least somewhat likely to be approved by Congress this week.

Tonight on GRITtv the financial crisis and what the presidential candidates will do to address it. We are joined by Michael Hudson, Chief Economic Policy Advisor to Dennis Kucinich in 2007 and the author of Super Imperialism; Ed Ott, Executive Director of the New York City Central Labor Council; May Chen, International Vice-President of UNITE HERE!; and

Max Fraad Wolff, Professor in the Graduate Program of International Politics at the New School.

Did You Hear That…A Mass Public Movement!

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Today’s Bottom Line and Bottom Feeder Features

Prison Planet

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

U.S. troops returning from duty in Iraq will be carrying out homeland patrols in America from October 1st in complete violation of Posse Comitatus for the purposes of helping with “civil unrest and crowd control” - which could include dealing with unruly Americans after a complete economic collapse.

This shocking admission was calmly reported on September 8th by the Army Times website, which reports that from the beginning of next month the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.”

The article notes that the deployment “marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.”

The purpose of the unit’s patrols includes helping “with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.”

The unit will be on homeland patrol for at least 20 months before returning to Iraq or Afghanistan in early 2010, according to the report.

Training for homeland operations has already begun at Fort Stewart and at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

Ominously, the report states that, “The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.”

The unit would also be deployed to deal with hostile crowds of Americans in the aftermath of a massive economic depression, potential food riots and race riots, if one defines the term “crowd control” to match its reasonably applicable scenarios.

The open admission that U.S. troops will be involved in law enforcement operations as well as potentially using non-lethal weapons against American citizens is a complete violation of the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act, which substantially limit the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement unless under precise and extreme circumstances.

Section 1385 of the Posse Comitatus Act states, “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”

Under the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Bush on October 17, 2006, the law was changed to state, “The President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or deprives people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.”

However, these changes were repealed in their entirety by HR 4986: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, reverting back to the original state of the Insurrection Act of 1807.

The original text of the Insurrection Act severely limits the power of the President to deploy troops within the United States.

For troops to be deployed, a condition has to exist that, “(1) So hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States within the State, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or (2) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws. In any situation covered by clause (1), the State shall be considered to have denied the equal protection of the laws secured by the Constitution.”

Is the Bush administration and Northcom waiting for such a scenario to unfold, an event that completely overwhelms state authorities, before unleashing the might of the U.S. Army against the American people?

The deployment of National Guard troops to aid law enforcement or for disaster relief purposes is legal under the authority of the governor of a state, but using active duty U.S. Army in law enforcement operations inside America absent the conditions described in the Insurrection Act is completely illegal.

With the promise of an “October surprise” on behalf of Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda being bandied about by the media and the potential for civil unrest should a complete collapse of the U.S. economy unfold, the presence of U.S. troops inside America, returning fresh from kicking down doors, arresting “insurgents” and taking them to internment camps in Iraq, should put Americans on alert and provoke urgent questions about the legality of U.S. Army units engaging in law enforcement operations against American citizens.

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