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Friday, December 31, 2010

"Obama is Destroying America"

Damn right!!!

Obama Moves to Strengthen Labor Unions - Communists Approve

The best way to keep abreast of the Obama Administration's latest moves is to read the Communist Party USA newszine Peoples World.

Peoples World labor editor John Wojcik has kindly informed us of new Administration moves to strengthen labor unions.

Private employers will be required to post large signs informing workers about their right to form unions under a new rule the Obama administration plans to institute by executive order.

The plan received less than the amount of publicity that might have been expected because it was announced the week before Christmas when the main focus of the news was on the legislative battles in Congress.

The National Labor Relations Board plans to issue a rule requiring almost all employers to post notices in employee break rooms or other prominent spots that explain workers' rights to bargain collectively, distribute union literature or engage in other union activity without reprisal.

In the past the NLRB usually made policy on a case-by-case basis during labor-management disputes.

The decision to issue the new order steps up even further the more aggressively pro-labor role the board has played during the Obama administration.

The president first signaled his determination to strengthen the board's role in protecting organizing rights when he made several recess appointments to give the NLRB its first Democratic majority in ten years.

The recess appointments were made because because the presiden't candidates were held up for months over GOP claims that a former AFL-CIO lawyer, Craig Becker, would be too pro-union.

The administration's new rule is opposed by big business which sees it as an attempt to achieve, by executive order, some of what labor and its allies have not been able to achieve on the legislative front. Republican filibusters have blocked passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier to form unions. The EFCA would allow workers to form a union as soon as a majority sign cards expressing their desire to be in a union.

Others who oppose the rule see it as a step in the direction of reversing a long-term decline in union membership. Only 7.2 percent of the natioon's work force is now unionized. Anti-union forces fear that widespread knowledge of union organizing rights will begin to reverse that trend.

The rule will not take effect until late February. From now until then, the NLRB is taking comments.
I am reminded of a famous quote from V.I. Lenin's Role and Functions of the Trade Unions
Just as the very best factory, with the very best motors and first-class machines, will be forced to remain idle if the transmission belts from the motors to the machines are damaged, so our work of socialist construction must meet with inevitable disaster if the trade unions—the transmission belts from the Communist Party to the masses—are badly fitted or function badly.
Strengthening unions  strengthens socialism. The good Leninists of the Communist Party USA and their friends in the Obama Administration are no doubt acutely aware of this.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

China Prepares for Armed Conflict "In Every Direction"

From The Telegraph
China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month.

"In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction," said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China. "We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away," Mr Liang added.

China repeatedly says it is planning a "peaceful rise" but the recent pace and scale of its military modernisation has alarmed many of its neighbours in the Asia-Pacific, including Japan which described China's military build-up as a "global concern" this month...

China also announced this month that it was preparing to launch its own aircraft carrier next year in a signal that China is determined to punch its weight as a rising superpower. The news came a year earlier than many US defence analysts had predicted.
What does Beijing know that Washington doesn't?

China Has Carrier-killer Missile

From the Washington Times
China's military is deploying a new anti-ship ballistic missile that can sink U.S. aircraft carriers, a weapon that specialists say gives Beijing new power-projection capabilities that will affect U.S. support for its Pacific allies.

Adm. Robert F. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, disclosed to a Japanese newspaper on Sunday that the new anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) is now in the early stages of deployment after having undergone extensive testing.

"An analogy using a Western term would be 'initial operational capability (IOC),' whereby I think China would perceive that it has an operational capability now, but they continue to develop it," Adm. Willard told the Asahi Shimbun. "I would gauge it as about the equivalent of a U.S. system that has achieved IOC."

The four-star admiral, who has been an outspoken skeptic of China's claims that its large-scale military buildup is peaceful, said the U.S. deployment assessment is based on China's press reports and continued testing.
Yep, now is the right time to reduce U.S. missile defenses.

Bolton: The Russians Want First Strike Capability

 Every one of the 13 Republican Senators who voted for the New START Treaty should be targeted for defeat in their next primary.

Hayley Fest

For the holiday season.

Teenage Hayley Westenra used to busk in the streets of my home town of Christchurch.

Here she is singing an old, old favorite of mine with Celtic Woman.

Here's Hayley's version of the New Zealand classic Maori language classic Pokarekare Ana


Here's the beautiful Shenandoah.

Can't finish without my favorite redemption song.

Happy New year from Christchurch's worst singer.

"History's Challenge" - The Communist Party USA Tell their Own Story

An interesting  Communist Party USA self promotional documentary from the mid 1990s.

Some silly propaganda re party recruitment numbers, but over all pretty  accurate. The party has been been (and remains) a largely hidden but very significant force in U.S. politics.

The  Communist party designed "Jobs Bill" scam mentioned half way through, by Marilyn Bechtel  was sponsored by more than twenty far left  Democrats, many of whom, such as Barbara LeeDanny Davis, Bobby RushJim McDermott and Rosa DeLauro are still in Congress today.

A good insight into how the enemies of liberty justify their destructive activity.

Walter Williams - "What is a Right?"

Is the World Peace Council Communist?

 Is the World Peace Council communist?

Check out this video of  World Peace council protests against NATO, Lisbon, Portugal, November 20, 2010. Clue:the red flags are a bit of a hint.

Communist Party USA affiliate and Greater New Haven Peace Council activist  Henry Lowendorf, attended this event.

Communists Campaign for Accused WikiLeaks Leaker Private Bradley Manning

A front for the Communist Party USA, the Greater New Haven Peace Council,  is campaigning in support of jailed, accused, WikiLeaks official document thief and "leaker, " private Bradley Manning.

The Greater New Haven Peace Council is an affiliate of the U.S. Peace Council, which is in turn affiliated to the planet's most active international communist front, the World Peace Council.

From the U.S. Peace Council website

The man in the photo below, holding the "Defend Private Bradley Manning sign" is Al Marder, a long time leader of the Greater New Haven Peace Council.

Comrade Marder has been a member of the Communist Party USA since at least 1952 and in recent years has been a member of the Party's "Peace and Solidarity Commission".

Note the mention above of Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, a very close friend of Al Marder's Connecticut Communist Party.

In June 2010, Alfred Marder addressed the Disarm Now! Conference, Riverside Church, New York. as president of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities, vice president of the World Peace Council and president of the U.S. Peace Council.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fox News Viewers Are Misinformed Study - The Critique

The recent scam "study" claiming Fox News viewers are comparatively "misinformed" is completely discredited by this counter study.

"Here's to the Heroes"

 Very inspiring...

Ron Paul on "Competing Currencies" - the Best Way Out of Western Economic Problems

While I don't support many of Ron Paul's foreign policy ideas, I much admire his  economic understanding.

He is by far the best mind in the U.S. House of Representatives when it comes to issues of rational economics, sound money and honest finance.

Here Rep. Paul argues that the best way out of the U.S. economic crisis is to end the Federal Government's monopoly on minting money.

While  the Federal Government is able to routinely debases its fiat money, by simply printing to order, the U.S. economy will always be sick.

Rep. Paul wants to discipline the Feds and restore confidence in U.S. money by allowing private companies to produce gold and silver coinage and derivatives thereof. These currencies would be backed by real assets and subject to fraud and counterfeiting laws, not currently applicable to the Fed.

Strong economies are built on a strong, trustworthy currencies. Rep. Paul's re-surfacing of a basic tenet of classic economics, is very timely indeed.

Ron Paul - you da man.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"O Holy Night"

 Celtic Woman - O Holy Night.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bears on Silver Manipulation

 The potty-mouthed Bears on the silver market. Can't verify this info, but interesting.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Jihad Bells"

Just couldn't resist posting this. The lighter side of Islamic terror.

Have a Great Christmas

I wish all my friends and readers a great Christmas and the best of New Years.

Thanks for all your support.

Let's make 2011 a continuation of the 2010 midterms - another step on the road to restoring freedom in this world.

Blogging off for a couple of days. Lot's of good material in the pipeline. Please stay tuned.

Best wishes to you all.

Trevor L

Friday, December 24, 2010

Why the West Must Realize Brazil is a "Communist" Country

Most Western commentators claim that there are only a few communist countries left on the planet.

This  huge mistake occurs, because these naive souls fail to distinguish observable  economic polies, with foreign policy goals and long term strategic objectives.

The rationale goes -"well country X is ruled by Marxist-Leninists and leftists, but they are pursuing "free market" economic policies, therefore they are not really communists and if we keep trading with them, we can eventually convert them to a western way of thinking."

Sooner they will find fairies in the bottom of their gardens.

the reality is that communists have always used "free market" policies when it suits them to build their economic base, secure foreign funding, or for strategic disinformation purposes.

The key element here is while country X may operate some semblance of a market economy, Marxist-Leninists continue to control all key levers of power and foreign policy  is completely tilted towards helping the international communist movement in its long term strategic plans.

China, Vietnam, Laos, Mongolia, Mozambique, Laos and Angola, are obvious examples. To those, I would add Venezuela, Cuba (just starting), South Africa, Russia,  and several of the Central Asian republics and most certainly Brazil.

"Lula" anoints Dilma Rousseff under the Communist Party of Brazil banner
Former president Brazilian President Luis Jose Inazio Lula Da Silva, or "Lula" is a committed Marxist revolutionary, as his hand picked successor, former underground terrorist leader Dilma Rousseff.

Luis Fleischman is one the few commentators to "get" the point. Writing  for the Center for Security Policy, Fleischman's new column  A closer look at Brazil's foreign policy exposes the folly of  U.S. policy vis a vis  communist led Brazil.
Latin America is increasingly turning into a geo-political and international challenge. On the one hand, Venezuela, under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, continues to support the Colombian narco-guerilla group known as the FARC. The FARC protects the activities of drug cartels, and cooperates with terrorist groups such as Hezbollah. On the other hand, a number of Southern Cone countries led by Brazil (and supported by Argentina and Uruguay) did not  go as far as Venezuela but have conducted a foreign policy which is detrimental not only to the United States but to the free world, in general.

Brazil under the government of Jose Inazio Lula Da Silva took advantage of the country's economic growth (which was the cumulative result of years of economic and developmental polices that began before Da Silva took office) to flex its muscles in the regional and international arena.

President Lula Da Silva surprised the world, when despite having a left-wing background plus having been a co-founder along with Fidel Castro of the anti-American Foro de Sao Paulo, appointed conservative figures to his cabinet. That move was aimed at maintaining the continuity of Brazil's economic development which was pretty much based on the strong role and cooperation of the business community. The fact that Lula did not go left on domestic and economic polices led many people in the region and in Washington to believe that Brazil's stand in the international arena would be similar. 

Thus, Washington policy makers sought out Brazil as an ally to counteract the growing malicious influence of Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez. However, they were very disappointed and astonished by the fact that Lula not only failed to play such an expected role but also became an enabler of Chavez's revolutionary and expansionistic agenda.

In Lula's own words, "Chavez has been the best Venezuelan president in 100 years". Likewise, Lula pointed out that the anti-democratic practices employed by the Venezuelan government belong to the realm of Venezuelan sovereignty and not to the domain of universal human rights. Just  last week Brazil and its allies in the Southern Cone supported the inclusion of Venezuela in Mercosur, the South American common market, despite Chavez's anti-democratic practices which contradicts the group's clause that conditions membership on the existence of fully democratic institutions. 

In addition, Lula helped smuggle the deposed pro-Chavez former president of Honduras back into Tegucigalpa and shelter him there in the Brazilian Embassy. Lula has so far refused to recognize the elected government of Honduran president, Porfirio Lobo. The Brazilian president has also warmed up to the long and discredited die hard autocratic Cuban leader, Fidel Castro and called a Cuban political prisoner who died from a hunger strike a "criminal."

Beyond the region, Brazil joined forces with Turkey a number of months ago to cut a deal with Iran that would not only have not prevented Iran from developing a nuclear bomb but also encouraged it to develop more. Likewise, Brazil voted against sanctions on Iran imposed by the UN National Security Council. Thus, we have discovered that Brazil has had and continues to have its own distinctive foreign policy which requires further scrutiny and analysis...

Along with China, India and Russia, Brazil seeks a multi-polar world where the United States is not the only superpower. According to their thinking, world power is best shared among a number of countries. This scenario is not necessarily a bad one if maximum cooperation is achieved between these different political poles.  One might question why the United States, alone, should be involved in every single case of counties that wish to develop nuclear weapons. Why should the U.S. be the only country to care about events in the world while the rest of the world waits for America to deliver a ready-made product? Why should the U.S. be the only country to raise concerns when democracy or human rights are violated while the rest of the nations seek only to satisfy their national interests?  Indeed, there is nothing wrong with multi-lateral cooperation. 

However, Brazil's international behavior under Lula has been guided by a strong and obsolete dose of anti-Americanism brought directly from Lula's radical left political upbringing. Brazil does not really seek a multi-polar world of cooperation.  Lula's notion of multi-polarity is based on his opposition to the power and policies of the U.S.  Thus, Brazil has cooperated with Iran‘s agenda of developing nuclear weapons and gave Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahamdinejad, a hero's welcome when the latter visited Brazil. Brazil also recognized the fraudulent elections that gave a victory to Ahmadinejad in June, 2009 with no regard for the violence with which anti-government demonstrations were repressed.  This insensitivity is reflected in repeated statements made by Lula according to which Iran "has a right" to a nuclear program.

In this context, it is easy to understand why the Brazilian president was the first to unilaterally recognize the creation of a Palestinian state (with pre-1967 borders) while the U.S was making serious efforts to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together. According to Lula, who was successful in getting the Argentinean and the Uruguayan presidents to go along with this recognition, "it is a step to move forward a stagnant peace process". In fact, Lula was not only giving a free pass to the Palestinians in exchange for nothing but also trying to symbolically show its independence from and opposition to the United States and its ally, Israel.
Lula's foreign policy logic is embedded not just on the fact that Brazil is now a great country and therefore it demands a place in the world. Such policy is also guided by a strong desire to diminish U.S influence; not only in the region but in the world. Lula's policy is amoral and is deprived of any global responsibility. Jorge Castaneda, a former Mexican Foreign Minister, has observed that Brazil is part of a group of countries that oppose "more or less explicitly and more or less actively" notions such as human rights, democracy and non-proliferation. Castaneda pointed out Brazil's foreign policy under Lula is closer to that of authoritarian China (with which Lula has astronomically increased commercial and political relations) than it is to the West. 
Lula's logic is of a political not economic nature. Like his fellows on the radical left, he dreams of a world with little American influence and claims a leadership role without offering any ideas that contribute to world peace: such as stability, human rights, opposition to international terrorism and nuclear proliferation ,or,  any moral problems that have traditionally been the West's preoccupation. Lula's Brazil represents another version of Third World obsessed and outdated anti-colonialism. Under, a veil of sophistication (made possible due to comparisons with the ruthless and thuggish Hugo Chavez) Lula's Brazil has become a negative force in the region (attracting Argentina and Uruguay, countries now run by two leaders who share Lula's triumphalist attitude). 
Brazil is largely seen by Western countries as an emerging economic power but not necessarily a reliable political player. Under the new Brazilian president, Dilma Rouseff, no change should be expected except for the worse since Ms. Rouseff is a former guerilla and as such is likely to strengthen the policies of her predecessor. 

Meanwhile, the U.S and the Western powers should continue to block Brazil's attempts at playing greater roles in international affairs (including its demands to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council) and treat that country with the suspicion it has earned.
Well said, Mr Fleischman.

Just before the october election that brought Dilma Rousseff to power the Communist Party of Brazil issued a statement;

On the eve of 3 October – with the strong wave of popular support for the candidacy of Rousseff – the liberal opposition in league with major media outlets has resorted to “dirty war” to try to prevent another people’s victory. They manipulate facts, spread lies against Dilma, carry out a campaign of hate against President Lula to. They seek – any price – the drag the electoral race into a second round of voting.

Given this escalation of anti-democratic opposition, PCdoB calls for an intensifcation of the mobilization of the campaign in these final hours of this great and decisive conflict that will define the direction of Brazil...
The West needs realize that it has far more enemies than it is willing to admit.

A Bit of Humor at the Commies Expense

 Monty Python sorts out the commies. They don't do competition well!

Top Communist Argues for Continued Support for Barack Obama

While some on the U.S. left are backing away from President Barack Obama, the Communist Party USA are still banking on  their "friend".

Jarvis Tyner campaigning for Obama, Salem Oregon, 2008
Communist Party USA executive vice chair Jarvis Tyner lays out the party's case for continued support for Obama in today's Peoples World
There is a lively discussion in left progressive circles about the response to the tax (and unemployment insurance) extension compromise, and where to go after the midterm election set back. Left and progressive activists and voters have played a very important role in the fight against the extreme right-wing. I think most left people understand that the main danger to democracy and progress is coming from the extreme right, GOP/tea party and their powerful corporate backers.

The Communist Party will not agree with our liberal allies at every turn, but we keep pushing for unity, we keep working to find the tactics that keep a broad labor and people's coalition, that keeps the movement for change going.

In my view, too many people are arguing that the compromise tax bill "is the last straw" and "I'm through with Obama." This view singles out the tax breaks for the rich and largely ignores the concessions the GOP had to make to the working class....

In my opinion, a winning strategy has to be based on the real world; on the facts, not on subjective feelings that we all understandably have at this point. Serious change makers should not let those feelings be the sole guide as to how to move forward. If we want to win more economic and democratic rights for working people, minorities, women, young people, etc., it is self defeating to use this tax compromise difference to "break" with Obama. (I have to add that there are some voices who advocate a "break" that were never "with" the coalition to elect Obama in the first place.)

The stakes for our country and world are too high for any break -- or left/progressive go it alone -- tactics. Theories that promote "the worst things get, the better the opportunity for progressive change" are too simplistic and one dimensional. The problem is more complicated then that.

The economic crisis is deep, and millions of working people are suffering. The facts are that the Republicans policies deepened the crisis yet, they made the greatest gains in the last election.

The times we live in call for a strategy and tactics that will bring victories; victories that can be built on...

Everybody understands that running an election and running a country are different. It is my view that the Obama administration policies and legislative victories have helped tens of millions of working families -- perhaps more then any president in living memory -- considering the short time and the challenges he faced in office. Much more needs to be done but this struggle is a marathon not a sprint.

Communists say that even though we are not in agreement with the president on many basic issues, he implemented many of his campaign promises. Progressive researchers who track that sort of thing give him pretty good marks.

A significant problem that the president and others had to grapple with was while the Democrats had a majority in both houses of Congress, they did not have a big enough majority in the Senate to stop the filibuster. And on many questions Democratic members of Congress were not united enough to win. It was a fragile coalition to say the least.

The first woman speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the progressive Democratic leadership did a heroic job from 2006-2010. They passed 290 pieces of legislation in the House that the U.S. Senate never acted on, everything from a clean energy bill to the DREAM Act.
The right-wing opposition to these bills and Obama policies have been unrelenting, unprincipled, well financed and well organized.

In my time, I have never seen a sitting president subjected to such an unrelenting, personal attacks. The level of racism and red-baiting, including violent threats, has been unprecedented.

What does it achieve when some on the left join in with the right wing, proclaiming Obama a liar who had deceived the voters; and worst of all that he was no different than Bush.

Tell that to all those workers who were able to put food on the table and keep their jobs and homes because of legislation proposed and passed by Obama and the Democrats in the Congress.

If it were the case -- i.e. Obama is Bush, etc. -- how do we explain those right-wing billionaires who finance so-called tea party and other anti-Obama movements. To these Bush supporters, Obama was the devil incarnate.

Some on the left saw any compromise with the right as "being too soft" rather then what was often a reflection of the real balance of power between the more lock step Republicans and divided Democrats.

I think Obama could have fought harder on many instances, but I also think when the racism was pouring down like acid rain polluting the atmosphere, and staining the political and moral fabric of the nation, the left was amazingly unresponsive. Too many times I heard people say it was Obama's fault for not fighting back. But the movement could have fought back. Blaming Obama makes it seem that the attacks are acceptable. Is that a principled position? For me, it's a form of capitulation to the extreme right and racism.

It's important to note, if the results had been more positive on November 2, the movement would be discussing taking the political offensive to help working people survive this horrible crisis by creating new, green jobs, ending the wars and attacks on immigrants.

The right-wing racist attack did more than mobilize their base, it also demoralized and demobilized Democratic voters. Some Democratic and progressive voters went from a messianic view of Obama to demonizing him. Neither are the right assessments to make.

For progressives, adopting an anti-Obama strategy is totally self-defeating. How do we distinguish ourselves from Sen. Mitch McConnell's and the Republicans' main goal of bringing down Obama?

2012 has to be part of any strategic and tactical thinking after these midterm elections. The next president will either be Obama or some right wing Republican. That's the reality for now. If the Republicans take control of all three branches of government -- again -- that will put the great majority of people on the defensive in the fight for economic and democratic rights. To not see that is a gross miscalculation of the right danger.

I think the most explosive issue is jobs and related economic crises -- like evictions -- facing working people. This will not be a easy time for the broad left/center coalition that brought the victory in 2006 and 2008.

One thing is clear to me, this fight cannot be won by making Obama the enemy. Those who are looking for a third party candidate on the left certainly have a right to do that, but it's not the path to victory at this stage.

The path to victory is in the critical fight for jobs and related issues. It's clear that the crisis of massive joblessness is not going to be solved in the halls of Congress and the White House alone. We need a united visible movement of the jobless to make it happen.

There needs to be a two year offensive for jobs through public works. In every city, state and town across the country we need to raise the demand.

Martin Luther King holiday weekend is an ideal occasion to kick off what should be a two year campaign all across the country.

King struggled for peace, jobs and freedom. The issue of jobs is not just an economic issue but a moral one, too. It can be linked to other issues including child welfare, poverty, immigrant rights, education, racial and gender equality, military spending and housing crisis.

Such a broad, grassroots movement will give real momentum to and build muti-racial unity for the 2012 elections. Franklin Roosevelt needed social movements to deliver the New Deal, and today, so does Obama.
In the last section, Tyner reveals just how the Communist Party plans to help Obama with some pressure from below - a major nationwide campaign for government "jobs creation."

The call will come, from mass communist inspired marches and demonstrations, from communist led unemployed groups etc to cut military spending in order to create jobs. The more people the Communist Party  can get onto government jobs programs by 2012, the better the Democrats will do in the elections.

Its all about power. We should never underestimate the Communist Party's lust for power and their proven expertise in gaining it.

Communists Pleased With Progress Under Obama

The Communist Party USA is deservedly crowing about the achievements of their "friend" Barack Obama and the Democratic (and  RINO) dominated 111th Congress.

From the Peoples World
The.. 111th Congress.. goes down in history as having written more laws affecting more people than any Congress since the Great Society of the 1960s. The legislative achievements include health care reform that gives 32 million Americans coverage, the most sweeping Wall Street reform since the Great Depression, the spending of $1.67 billion to revive the economy, including tax cuts and stimulus to create 3 million jobs, construction of roads and bridges, initial steps towards green energy projects, an end to the ban on gays serving openly in the military, and a massive nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia.

Polls this week give President Obama an approval rating of 56 percent for his handling of the lame duck Congress, with 41 percent dis-approving.

Observers see a possible weakening of solidarity in the ranks of Republican senators, with a number of them having crossed over on several issues to support President Obama.
Alaska's Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski backed all four of President Obama's signature initiatives in the lame duck session - repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the tax cut compromise, the START Treaty and the DREAM Act.
It's time for the America voter to understand.

The agenda of the President of the United States of America and the Democrats is nearly identical to that of the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America and the far left Institute for Policy Studies.

If you want to know what Obama will propose tomorrow, read what the Marxists are advocating today.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gulag Bound on Current Conflict in Venezuela

Cross-posting from Gulag Bound:

Late Sunday night, we began to see sketchy reports from individuals that  farmers in the region of Sur del Lago, Venezuela were being attacked by Venezuelan as well  as foreign military, all directed by Hugo Chavez.

Initial and unconfirmed reports allege that fellow perpetrators are Cubans, thugs from the drug cartel FARC, and even Hezbollah, all there for the action.

This seems to be a crackdown on elements of the Venezuelan populace which opposed Hugo Chavez in the recent Venezuelan election.  The blog, Venezuelan News and Views puts it this way: “Sur del Lago people are resisting.  The legislative assembly of the state moved down there to seat, the representatives elect are stirring the pot, the regime sent a Cuban general!”

Twitter tweets which have been reporting these events have used hashtags: #SOSinternetVE, #SurdelLago, and #Venezuela.

It was reported that up to 47 farms have been taken by Marxist forces.  Is it the official Venezuelan military?  Just who if any, are assisting them?...

Click here to continue reading this breaking report on Gulag Bound.


Van Jones on "Pretending" To Get Regulations

Unbelievable! Van Jones lied through his teeth about his communism.

Now here is is openly admitting that the left is "pretending" there is a need for environmental regulations.

Like any good Leninist, or his former boss Barack Obama, Van the Scam knows you have to falsify the truth to get what you want.

From The Blaze

Neil Explains the Constitution to Betty, Who Waves Her Hands and Smiles to Win the Argument

Neil knows all his stuff. Betty knows stuff all.

Thanks to Neil - you hater.

Aliens Confused Over Earth's CO2 Paranoia - May Have to Destroy Planet to Stop Madness Spreading

Thanks to Neil

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Neil Explains to the Not Very Bright, But Very Compassionate Betty the Reality of the Economic Reality

Thanks to the heartless hater Neil . Good antidotes.

"Unitended Consequences"

All government spending, beyond legitimate purposes such as criminal justice and defense has unintended consequences.

They are ALWAYS negative.

Obama File 112 Amiri Baraka Hearts Barack Obama

Obama File 111 here

Amiri Baraka loves Barack Obama.

Amiri Baraka is a self proclaimed communist. Baraka once led the Revolutionary Communist League (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist). In more recent years he has been a little closer to more orthodox Marxists such as the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. His wife, Amina Baraka, has been, in recent years, a member of the Communist Party USA.

Amiri and Amina Baraka were both involved in the June 1998 founding conference of the Black Radical Congress in Chicago.

Attendees at the conference included future Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones, member of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement and a "9/11 Truther"; future Progressives for Obama founder Bill Fletcher, Jr. (Democratic Socialists of America and Freedom Road Socialist Organization); Obama's then pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright; and future Obama Black Advisory Council member, Cornel West (Democratic Socialists of America).

Rev. Wright and Cornel West spoke at the conference session entitled "Faith as a Weapon: Spirituality and the Role of the Church In The Radical Movement".

Baraka has written at least two poems dedicated to his idol - "Ode to Obama" and "Obama Poem".

On July 21 2008 Amiri Baraka prepared a statement "Amiri Baraka challenges Black radicals to "do something" about "The Parade of Anti-Obama Rascals", for circulation at the upcoming Black Radical Congress meeting in St. Louis Missouri.

Baraka urged his comrades to support Obama, rather than the more openly  radical, but completely  futile candidacy of former Congresswoman and "9/11 Truther" Cynthia McKinney.
I mention all this because it is criminal for these people claiming to be radical or intellectual to oppose or refuse to support Obama. I hope we don't have to hear about "the lesser of two evils" from people whose foolish mirror worship wd have us elect the worst of two evils.''
For those who claim radical by supporting McKinney or, brain forbid, the Nadir of fake liberalism, we shoud have little sympathy. As much as I have admired Cynthia McKinney, to pose her candidacy as an alternative to Obama is at best empty idealism, at worst nearly as dangerous as when the Nader used the same windy egotism to help elect Bush.''

The people who are supporting McKinney must know that that is an empty gesture. But too often such people are so pocked with self congratulatory idealism, that they care little or understand little about politics (i.e. the gaining maintaining and use of power) but want only to pronounce, to themselves mostly, how progressive or radical or even revolutionary they are.''

Faced with the obvious that McKinney cannot actually do anything by running but put out lines a solid left bloc should put out anyway, their pre-joinder is that Obama will be running as a candidate of an imperialist party, or Imperialism will not let Obama do anything different or progressive…that he will do the same things any democrat would do and that the Democrats are using Obama to draw young people to the Democratic party. Also that there is a sector of the bourgeoisie supports Obama to put a new face on the U.S. as alternative to the Devil face Bush has projected as the American image.''

Some of these things I agree with, but before qualifying that let me say that no amount of solipsistic fist pounding about "radical principles" will change this society as much as the election of Barack Obama will as president of the US. Not to understand this is to have few clues about the history of this country, its people, or the history of the Black struggle in the US. It is also to be completely at odds with the masses of the Afro-American people, let us say with the masses of black and colored people internationally. How people who claim to lead the people but who time after time tail them so badly must be understood. It is because they confuse elitism with class consciousness...''

Even the dumbest things Obama has said re: Cuba and the soft shoe for Israel must be seen as the cost of realpolitik, that is he is not running for president of the NAACP and not to understand that those are the stances that must be taken in the present political context, even though we hold out to support what he said about initiating talks with the Cubans, the Palestinians . After years of Washington stupidity and slavish support for the Miami Gusanos and Israeli imperialism, there is in Obama's raising of talks with the U.S. Bourgeois enemies something that must be understood as the potential path for new initiative. It is the duty of a left progressive radical bloc to be loud and regular in our demands for the changes Obama has alluded to in his campaign. We must take up these issues and push collectively, as a Bloc, or he will be pushed inexorably to the right.''

Obama has addressed the Israeli lobby and the Gusano (anti Cuba) lobby. But where is the Black left and general progressive, radical and revolutionary lobby? That is the real job we need to address. We must bring something to the table. It is time for the left to really make some kind of Left Bloc to support Obama...''
Clearly Amiri Baraka knew a lot more about Barack Obama in 2008, than did most of the millions of voters who elected him.

In June 2009, Amiri Baraka gave an interview to Russia Today, in which he confirmed his commitment to communism.

Baraka praises Obama's "tacit nationalization" of much of the auto industry and also supported Obama's moves towards a "people's democracy" - Marxist code for socialism.

Amiri Baraka remains one of America's most committed Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries.

He still supports Barack Obama, when some other leftists have deserted the U.S. president. Why?

Obama File 113 here

"Who Blew Up America?" - "Disinformation" Overload

This poem "Who Blew Up America?", got communist Amiri Baraka  fired from his position as New Jersey Poet Laureate.

Too many communist "disinformation" themes to list - from "99/11 was an inside job" to the Israelis knew beforehand, to America invented AIDS to kill black people.

While on the surface laughable, many of these "disinformation" themes are accepted as "gospel" by millions of Americans.

Is the "9/11" Was an Inside Job" Story Actually Communist "Disinformation"?

It is my belief that Russia Today is a propaganda/"disinformation" tool of the Kremlin and Russian intelligence.

It is also my view that the Russians and their Cuban allies are still actively promoting disinformation stories throughout the West and "third world". These are largely targeted at the "Main Enemy" - the United States of America.

One of the most damaging of these probable Kremlin creations, in my opinion,  is the "9/11' was an inside job" meme, which is even promoted by many who would describe themselves as patriots and conservatives.

In this video, poet  Amiri Baraka, (formerly known as LeRoi Jones), a life long communist, touches the main  "disinformation" bases "9/11 was an inside job", the Israelis knew about it in advance and warned their people away, that the U.S. let the attack happen as an excuse for war to seize control of Middle East oil.

All designed, in my opinion, to divide American public opinion and provoke distrust in the few really necessary components of the U.S. government, the military and intelligence organizations.

Interesting also that while an admitted communist, Baraka is very sympathetic to Barack Obama's so called "people's democracy."
"Americans don't want to hear about socialism yet, but that's exactly what's happening".

Thanks to Andres.

"Jesus Was the First Communist"

Must view April 2009 interview  with Communist Party of the Russian Federation leader Gennadi Zyuganov.

 Almost all of what Zyuganov says is straight up, but as is typical with Russia Today, there is some "disinformation" thrown in - the idea that the Russian Communists and "former" KGB man Vladimir Putin, are not on the same page, not working in harmony to the same ends.

Zyuganov predicts that more red flags will fly in western  streets. Something we saw in 2010 and can expect to see exponentially grow in the next couple of years.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Did Key Kowtow to Beijing Butchers Over Dalai Lama?

I vowed never to vote for Prime Minister John Key again, after he ignored a referendum which overwhelmingly demanded the re-legalizing of smacking in new Zealand.

If this report is accurate (and I suspect it is) I feel vindicated.

Key is a nice bloke, but not one to stand on the courage of his convictions - I don't believe he actually has any.

John Key shaking Wen Jibao's bloody little claw

Prime Minister John Key assured Chinese premier Wen Jiabao no ministers would meet the Dalai Lama - despite a pre-election commitment to hold a meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, cables between Wellington and Washington show.

The cables from the United States embassy in Wellington reveal that in April last year, Mr Key told the Chinese premier neither he nor his Cabinet would meet the Dalai Lama when he visited New Zealand last December, the Herald on Sunday reported.

That was despite give a pre-election commitment to Friends of Tibet chairman Thuten Kesan that he would meet the exiled leader, and despite Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully telling Parliament there was no boycott.

However, a cable from Wellington to Washington quoted Ministry of Foreign Affairs diplomat Grahame Morton as saying: "PM Key had earlier conversed with Premier Wen Jiabao concerning the Dalai Lama's December 4-7 visit to Auckland, saying that neither he nor any of his ministers would meet with the Dalai Lama.

"Morton said the Chinese 'obviously registered' this. Morton added that the PM ... made this decision without any consultation, but others in the Government are still obliged to respect it."

Labour leader Phil Goff told the newspaper he knew Mr Morton and the cable would be a "reliable briefing - and it demonstrates the Key government has not been honest with New Zealanders".

Key is out of the country but McCully rejected "any assertion of a deal being done" over the Dalai Lama.

"That decision was made by the prime minister in consultation with relevant ministers. Representatives of the Chinese Government were informed of that decision in due course," he said.
Imagine if Key had told the Chinese thugs to "piss off" and to keep their bloody little claws off New Zealand's affairs. Now there would be a man worth respecting.

"The Pyramid of Frauds"

 Bernie Madoff was small fry compared to this scam.

From Australia's Carbon Sense Coalition
One of the fastest growing industries in the world is based on a pyramid of frauds and its inevitable collapse will be worse than the sub-prime crash.

The Global Warming Industry is now fed by billions of dollars from western taxpayers and consumers.  It is based on the unproven and now discredited claim that man's production of carbon dioxide causes dangerous global warming.

The basic fraud is this:

There is no evidence that carbon dioxide controls world temperature – just a theory and the manipulated results from a handful of giant computer models that very few people have checked or understand. But there is clear evidence from historical records of atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperature that carbon dioxide does not control temperature. Rather the reverse – as solar or volcanic heat warms the oceans, the waters expel carbon dioxide. Global warming causes an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, not the reverse.

Moreover, every day provides more evidence that current temperatures are not unusually high. Over the past 2000 years there have been two previous eras of warming ("the golden ages") separated by two mini ice ages ("the dark ages"). Both the Roman Warming and the Medieval Warming were warmer than today and there was no human industry causing that warming.

The next fraud, invoked as the first fraud started to falter, is the claim that carbon dioxide is a pollutant in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the food for all plants and thus the food source for all life on earth. It is not poisonous at any level likely to be experienced in the atmosphere and there is clear evidence that more carbon dioxide makes plants grow faster and bigger, and makes them more tolerant of drought, heat and salinity. Current levels are below those optimal for life.

A related scientific fraud is the claim that grazing animals increase atmospheric carbon. Any competent biologist can debunk this fraud by explaining the carbon food cycle.

Built on these frauds are the fraud-riddled carbon credit and carbon trading empires. The revelations of massive fraud in European carbon credits and the collapse of carbon trading on the Chicago Climate Exchange are harbingers of crises yet to surface. Carbon credits have no intrinsic value – they are dependent on political support, and this will always evaporate in time.

The next level of fraud is the alternate energy industry. Despite decades of subsidies and tax breaks the wind/solar power industry cannot survive unless the handouts continue, and their coal competitors are taxed heavily. To call these activities "industries" is a fraud – they are corporate mendicants.

Finally, those who waste millions on projects designed to prove the feasibility of burying carbon dioxide are committing a fraud on taxpayers and shareholders. There are no benefits of burying atmospheric plant food from any source. With zero benefits and huge costs CCS can never be "economic" and it is fraudulent to pretend it can ever be otherwise.

The global warming industry is a huge pyramid of financial and political fraud resting on a quasi-scientific foundation of quicksand.

Saudi Air Force Training Base to be Sited in Idaho

On Oct. 20, Stratfor reported that the U.S. Goverment was making a $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia,
The U.S. government formally notified Congress on Oct. 20 of a $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The package, which includes both combat aircraft and military helicopters, is considerable and will provide the Saudis with even more of some of the most modern fighter jets in the entire region. Militarily, however, Riyadh’s challenge is not a matter of hardware: Saudi Arabia already fields a broad spectrum of some of the highest-end and most modern military equipment in the region. Instead, its challenge is fielding that hardware. With deliveries years away, the new deal will do little to balance the resurgent Iranian regime in the near-term, and prolongs Saudi Arabia’s heavy dependence on U.S. defense support.

The new package, which will reinforce the quality and quantity of Saudi military hardware over the course of the next two decades, will include:
  • 84 new-build and more modern variants of the F-15S combat fighter aircraft.
  • The upgrade of 70 existing Saudi F-15S to this new standard.
  • 70 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.
  • 72 UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters.
  • 36 AH-6i light attack-reconnaissance helicopters.
  • 12 light training helicopters.
  • Associated armaments, including air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance (including 1,000 “bunker-buster” bombs designed to penetrate hardened and deeply buried facilities).

Now an Idaho news source, Mountain Home News reports that the United States will be facilitating a training base for the Royal Saudi Air Force in Mountain Home, Idaho.
The Idaho congressional delegation received notification Friday that Mountain Home Air Force Base has been chosen as the preferred site to host a training mission for the Royal Saudi Air Force. Placing a training base in the United States is part of a $60 billion arms package the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is purchasing from the U.S., which includes 84 new F-15SA fighter jets and upgrades to the Saudi's current inventory of F-15C fighters.

Col. Pete Lee, vice commander of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base described the announcement as "a great opportunity," for the base, the local community and the region.
The Saudi government will apparently bear all costs for basing the squadron.The arms sale will doubtless be welcomed by the arms industry in the United States.

As however Saudi Arabia is a known sponsor of Wahabbist terrorism, is this arrangement really in the best long term interests of the U.S?

Origins of "Political Correctness"

This video produced by the Free Congress Foundation explains that political correctness is a product of Marxist ideology, and that it's been in the making for more than eighty years. It's 22 minutes but well worth your time.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Neil Says Democrats are the Communist

The Bears are away to    day. Neil explains to Jack   ie about the Communist and the Democrats.

Did Jack  ie go to lunch with the Neil?

Thanks to the Neil.

Pro-Communist Clark's China Cuddling Confirmed

Allegations of "China cuddling" will come as no surprise to serious students of New Zealand's 1999/2008 socialist Labour Government.

October 26, 2003, Helen Clark shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao after signing two market access protocols between NZ and China at the Ruakura Research Centre.

Helen Clark, meets with Chinese President, Hu Jintao, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 30, 2005. 
From Breitbart
A former New Zealand government courted China and France in an attempt to curb American and Australian influence in the Pacific, according to a leaked diplomatic cable published here Saturday.

New Zealand is also said to have formulated its anti-nuclear legislation, which caused a deep rift with Washington, because of a desire to trim its defence budget as well as for publicly stated ideological reasons.

The claims are made in a 2004 cable released by the WikiLeaks website under the heading "What we could not say in the mission programme plan", the Dominion Post newspaper reported.

The cable said New Zealand's Labour Party government led by Helen Clark flirted with China and France in the early 2000s "to curtail US and Australian influence in the region," it said.

During a visit by the Chinese vice-minister for trade, "New Zealand Trade Minister (Jim) Sutton publicly claimed that China was New Zealand's most important and valued trading partner, a claim that left Australian officials here scratching their heads in wonder."
For a KeyWiki bio of New Zealand's pro-communist former Prime Minister Helen Clark, go here

Clark currently holds the position of Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme - the third highest position in the U.N. She is also the chair of the United Nations Development Group.

While patriotic Kiwis are overjoyed that Clark no longer infects our body politic, her current position enables her to inflict damage on an international scale.