25 Jan 2008

Semantics














"There has been more material progress in the United States in the 20th century than there was in the entire world in all the previous centuries combined."
-- Stephen Moore and Julian Simon, Cato Institute, December 1999

...The Cato Institute's report noted that "the progress of the 20th century is not a mere historical blip but rather the start of a long-term trend of improved life on earth."


Cato Institute

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The Institute's stated mission is "to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace" by striving "to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, lay public in questions of (public) policy and the proper role of government." Cato scholars have been sharply critical of the Bush administration on a wide variety of issues, including the Iraq war, civil liberties, and excessive government spending.



History

The Institute was founded in San Francisco, California in 1977 by Edward H. Crane and initially funded by Charles G. Koch. The Institute is named after Cato's Letters, a series of British essays penned in the early 18th century expounding the political views of philosopher John Locke. The essays were named after Cato the Younger, the defender of republican institutions in Rome. Radical libertarian Murray Rothbard was a founding member of the institute's board and is credited with suggesting the name. He later came into sharp disagreement with other members, resulting in his dismissal in 1981.[2] [3] Cato relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1981, settling first in a townhouse on Capitol Hill. [4] The Institute moved to its current location on Massachusetts Avenue in 1993.




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"Material Progress" is what, exactly?

Only culturally fascist Libertarians consider it rational and propaganda-worthy to pronounce Institutionally that a VERB has been more prevalent in the past one-hundred years than in the total accumulation of all conceivable existence.

Fucking Aryans.

Noun


material (plural materials)

  1. Matter which may be shaped or manipulated, particularly in making something.
    Asphalt, composed of oil and sand, is a widely used material for roads.
  2. Cloth to be made into a garment.
    You'll need about a yard of material to make this.
  3. (entertainment) Things written to be performed.
    We were a warm-up act at the time; we didn't have enough original material to headline.
  4. A person who is qualified for a certain position or activity.
    Joe Manchin is a great governor, and I also believe he is presidential material.

Noun




progress (uncountable)

  1. A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance
    • In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.
    • In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.
    • In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art
    • In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school
    • Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or condition; -- applied to individuals, communities, or the race; as, social, moral, religious, or political progress
  2. A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions.
    The Queen embarked on her progress last spring.
  3. the advance or growth of modern, industrialized society, its technology, and its trappings
    The progress of society can be uneven.

    Verb


  4. (intransitive) to move, go, or proceed forward; to advance
    They progress through the museum.
  5. (intransitive) to improve; to become better or more complete
    Societies progress unevenly.




According to Plutarch, at one point during the height of the civil strife, as respected Roman nobles were being led to execution from Sulla's villa, Cato, aged about 14, asked his Sarpedon, why no one had yet killed the dictator. Sarpedon's answer was "because they fear him, my child, more than they hate him," to which Cato replied, "give me a sword, that I might free my country from slavery." After this, Sarpedon was careful not to leave the boy unattended around the capital, seeing how firm he was in his republican beliefs.


"Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni" ("The conquering cause pleased the gods, but the conquered cause pleased Cato").[2]

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."
~ Cato the Elder




19 Jan 2008

Only greedy warmongers try to square Time

a theoretical reality… a theory (relatively)… e=mc squared. (a poetical reinterpretation of Einstein’s theory of relativity.)
evil = a square master of ceremonies.
(and conversely)
live = square ceremonies mastered.



times square is corporate sponsored reality

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Times Square

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Looking towards 1 Times Square.
Looking towards 1 Times Square

Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The Times Square area consists of the blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north, making up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan.

Like the Red Square in Moscow, Trafalgar Square in London, and Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Times Square has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and has become a symbol of its city. Times Square is principally defined by its animated, digital advertisements

Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was named after the Times Building (now One Times Square) the former offices of The New York Times

The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street, at the southeast corner of Times Square, is the Eastern Terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America



Before and after the American Revolution, the area belonged to John Morin Scott, a general of the New York militia where he served under George Washington - the man who became the first President of the United States. Scott's manor house was at what is now 43rd Street, surrounded by countryside used for farming and breeding horses. In the first half of the nineteenth century it became one of the prize possessions of John Jacob Astor, who made a second fortune selling off lots to hotels and other real estate concerns as the city rapidly spread uptown


The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of animated neon and LED signage have long made it one of New York's iconic images, and a symbol of the intensely urban aspects of Manhattan. Times Square is the only neighborhood with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs.[citation needed] The density of illuminated signs in Times Square now rivals that of Las Vegas. Officially, signs in Times Square are called "spectaculars


On average, about 750,000 revelers crowd Times Square for the New Year's Eve celebrations. However, for the millennium celebration on December 31, 1999, published reports stated approximately 2 million people overflowed Times Square, flowing from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue and all the way back on Broadway and Seventh Avenues to 59th Street, making it the largest gathering in Times Square since August 1945 during celebrations marking the end of World War II


12 Jan 2008

Tony Blows




So, Bush propagandist Tony Snow announced he was retiring because the over $150,000 he was making was not enough to support his family

So now he doesn't spread fascist lies for the White house in an official capacity anymore... now he is a civilian, and can infect the public with his lies on talk shows like the one he was on last night, hosted by Bill Maher

He is a liar who spins any statement critical of the illegal Bush Administration into an attack on patriotism and honor

10 Jan 2008

Zogby, honest propaganda and the Yellow Polls



Jon Stewart interviews John Zogby last night, asking him , "Let me ask you this, this is sort of a serious question, does the polling affect the election? Because everybody thinks Obama is winning and they kept saying "Well Obama is... he is gonna kill it... New Hampshire has a ton of independents. " So they think "Well, instead of going to Obama i'll go back to McCain" ... Does the polling influence what actually happens?"

John Zogby replied, " It's supposed to be. The question we always got was "Is because Obama winning the reason why people came out to vote for Obama. Now the tables are being turned, I ... I dont know. (laughs to himself) So help me God." (followed by hollow laughter)

Jon Stewart, "Yer killin me"

John Zogby' "I know" (said while laughing more heartily)

Jon Stewart, "Let me ask you one more question about the polling that you guys... You really don't know?? None of it?? Do you... I dont know, I was expecting a stiffer fight here, I wasn't expecting this ~ " You're Right, I Flay Myself Before You!"

Zogby just sat there, awkwardly chuckling... saying nothing

Jon Stewart continues, "...Are you, so... Are you gonna be wrong about... Why was the Republican thing right?"

John Zogby, " That's what i want to talk about, that's why i thought you brought me on this Goddamn show." (more hollow laughter)

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John Zogby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



John Zogby (born 1948) is a noted Lebanese American political pollster and first senior fellow at The Catholic University of America's Life Cycle Institute. He is the founder and current President/CEO of Zogby International, a polling firm known for both phone polling and interactive, Internet-based polling

Zogby founded the polling firm Zogby International in 1984. Since then, he has conducted polls around the world, though he has gained the most notoriety for his polls of United States Presidential elections


5 Jan 2008

Debate

Tonight the Republicans debated for the Presidency

Mormons are the brownshirts of the Fourth Reich, with the proof being that Mitt Romney was allowed to hog the microphone for the entire night

they don't care if they win, they just need their views to be considered normal

The debate did not explore a way to bring peace to our nation and the world, it showed who was capable of talking over those that disagreed

While the moderator interrupted as though he was a candidate himself

And Huckabee sat silent and safe

likely confident that the same secret powers responsible for 911 and our false wars
would rig another election

4 Jan 2008

Bush Family versus Hitler



There is a key difference between the Bush Aristocracy and Adolph Hitler

Hitler used fascism to unite the nation of Germany in an attempt to culturally and politically subjugate the entire world

in order to create an allegedly superior Race of humans

The Bush family uses fascism to destroy the United States of America by covertly manipulating the economies and governments of the entire world

in order to protect an allegedly superior Class of humans




TV to digital





I am currently convinced that the digitization of all written words and images, including live action

proves

that aliens and/or artificial intelligence have not only been receiving our radio and television broadcasts for the past few decades

but they are now actively participating with it.

By reducing life to 1's and 0's it can be easily consumed in a definitive scientific manner...

allowing foreign concepts/beings a binary entry to human consciousness


Freedom of fascist expression

Monday, December 10, 2007

Indigenous barred from UN Climate Negotiations in Bali

Indigenous Peoples Protest UNFCCC Indigenous Peoples shut out of Climate Change Negotiations

By Indigenous Environment Network
PHOTOS BY: Benjamin Powless, Mohawk, Six Nations, Ontario, Canada, IEN Indigenous Youth Network representative (Double click on photos to enlarge)

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia- Indigenous peoples representing regions from around the world protested outside the climate negotiations today wearing symbolic gags that read UNFCCC, the acronym of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, symbolizing their systematic exclusion from the UN meeting.
Yesterday a delegation of indigenous peoples was forcibly barred from entering the meeting between UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer and civil society representatives, despite the fact that the indigenous delegation was invited to attend. This act is representative of the systematic exclusion of indigenous peoples in the UNFCCC process.
"There is no seat or name plate for indigenous peoples in the plenary, nor for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the highest level body in the United Nations that addresses indigenous peoples rights," stated Hubertus Samangun, the Focal Point of the Indigenous Peoples delegation to the UNFCCC and the Focal Point for English Speaking Indigenous Peoples of the Global Forest Coalition.
"Indigenous peoples are not only marginalized from the discussion, but there is virtually no mention of indigenous peoples in the more that 5 million words of UNFCCC documents," argued Alfred Ilenre of the Edo People of Nigeria.
This is occurring despite the fact that indigenous peoples are suffering the most from climate change and climate change mitigation projects that directly impact their lands.
Indigenous peoples are here in Bali to denounce the false solutions to climate change proposed by the United Nations such as carbon trading, agrofuels and so-called "avoided deforestation" that devastate their lands and cause human rights violations.
"This process has become nothing but developed countries avoiding their responsibilities to cut emissions and pushing the responsibility onto developing countries," stated Fiu Mata'ese Elisara-Laula, of the O Le Siosiomaga Society of Samoa. "Projects like REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing countries) sound very nice but they are trashing our indigenous lands. People are being relocated and even killed; my own people will soon be under water. That's why I call the money from the projects blood money," he added.
Marcial Arias of the Kuna People of Panama reminded the international community that indigenous peoples' right to participate was recognized in the Earth Summit in 1992 and reaffirmed this year. "On September 13th of this year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [1] which enshrines the fundamental human rights of indigenous peoples to their lands, territories and environment. It is precisely these rights recognized by the UN itself that the UNFCCC is violating," he explained.
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Securing the Free World from Radical Christian Terrorists

Lakota Sioux Indians Declare Sovereign Nation Status

Lakota Sioux Indian representatives declared sovereign nation status on Wednesday, December 19th in Washington D.C. following Monday’s withdrawal from all previously signed treaties with the United States Government. The withdrawal, hand delivered to Daniel Turner, Deputy Director of Public Liaison at the State Department, immediately and irrevocably ends all agreements between the Lakota Sioux Nation of Indians and the United States Government outlined in the 1851 and 1868 Treaties at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.

“This is an historic day for our Lakota people,” declared Russell Means, Itacan of Lakota. “United States colonial rule is at its end!”

“Today is a historic day and our forefathers speak through us. Our Forefathers made the treaties in good faith with the sacred Canupa and with the knowledge of the Great Spirit,” shared Garry Rowland from Wounded Knee. “They never honored the treaties, that’s the reason we are here today.”

Lakota Freedom Delegation | Lakota Withdrawal Letter, December 17, 2007 | Declaration of Continuing Independence (June, 1974


JAN 1, 2008

Notice to All Foreign Governments and Private Owners of Real Estate within the Republic of Lakotah

TO:

The United States of America;

The States of: Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska;

The County and Municipal Governments Operating within the Republic of Lakotah; and All Private Owners of Real Estate within the Republic of Lakotah

Lakotah, through its government, have appointed representatives to withdraw from all the treaties with the United States of America.

Lakotah, through such representatives, have formally withdrawn from all agreements and treaties with the United States of America. The reinstitution of our freedom and independence is found in law.

Lakotah has reclaimed sovereignty as a nation and over its traditional lands.

Despite many years of repeated bad faith on the part of the United States government towards the Lakotah People, the Lakotah hold no animosity toward the American people, most of whom have had no part in the actions of their government. We wish to deal with the American people in good faith and in a win-win manner.

While we have the right to impose liens on all of the real estate in our country, we prefer to come to resolutions with you all with out resorting to such measures. Accordingly, at this time, we are only declaring liens on real estate held by governments foreign to the Republic of Lakotah, but not on real estate held by private parties.

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties substantiate this freedom.

3 Jan 2008

Neo Fascism



Neoliberalism

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Neoliberalism
refers to a political movement that espouses economic liberalism as a means of promoting economic development and securing political liberty. The movement is sometimes described as an effort to revert to the economic policies of the 18th and 19th centuries classical liberalism.[1


The standard neoliberal policy package includes cutting back on taxes and government social spending; eliminating tariffs and other barriers to free trade; reducing regulations of labor markets, financial markets, and the environment; and focusing macroeconomic policies on controlling inflation rather than stimulating the growth of jobs




Economists remind us that free markets are theoretically efficient, not fair,[21] and this distinction is a foundation of the critique of neoliberalism. Opponents critique neoliberalism's effects on wages, working class institutions, inequality, social mobility, working class well-being, health, the environment, and democracy. Notable opponents to neoliberalism in theory or practice include economists Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, and Robert Pollin,[22] linguist Noam Chomsky,[23] geographer David Harvey,[24] the anti-globalization movement in general, including groups such as ATTAC



. “Since the 1990's activists use the word 'neoliberalism' for global market-liberalism ('capitalism') and for free-trade policies. In this sense, it is widely used in South America.”[25] Throughout most countries in the world, neo-liberalism and globalization are considered to be tangible to one another. A lot of people often confuse the two and are so thought to be interchangeable with one another. “Free markets and global free trade are not new, and this use of the word ignores developments in the advanced economies…Neoliberalism is not just economics: it is a social and moral philosophy, in some aspects qualitatively different from liberalism.”[26

The massive U.S. military-industrial complex adds an extra layer of repression to working class "traumatization," according to David Harvey (2005), making resistance seem unfeasible to most workers. A "traumatized" working class allows the capitalist class absolute reign, which Harvey claims – citing the economic crises of 1873 and the 1920s – to be disastrous for economies around the globe, states, and working class people; though, he points out, on average capitalists were not negatively impacted by these crises.[34

Critics of neoliberalism examine the political foundations of the neoliberal project as well as its economic foundations. One of the most famous moments in neoliberal political history occurred when then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan's advisors had him deregulate the thrift industry. This was promoted with the claim that a gigantic bonanza of growth and investment was sure to follow. Reagan signed the deregulation bill in 1982, saying, "All in all, I think we've hit the jackpot." Columnist Joe Conason has argued that "The best reckoning of the costs of his benign intentions is a trillion dollars." [39] While Reagan and the United Kingdom's Margaret Thatcher laid the groundwork for what Alan Greenspan called working class "traumatization", through eliminating collective assets by sales to the private sector, enacting policies to diminish labor unions, and promoting militarization, other politicians have steadily continued the neoliberal tradition.

According to Pollin (2003), neoliberalism under the U.S. Bill Clinton administration – steered by Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin – was the temporary and unstable policy inducement of economic growth via government-supported financial and housing market speculation, with low unemployment, but also with low inflation. This unusual coincidence was made possible by the disorganization and dispossession of the American working class.[40] Berkeley sociologist Angela Davis has argued and Princeton sociologist Bruce Western has shown that the astonishingly high rate of incarceration in the U.S. (1 out of every 37 American adults is in the prison system), heavily promoted by the Clinton administration, is the neoliberal U.S. policy tool for keeping unemployment statistics low, and stimulating economic growth through maintaining a contemporary slave population within the U.S. and promoting prison construction and militarized policing.[41]

Harvey (2005) sums up neoliberalism as a global capitalist class power restoration project. Neoliberalism, he explains, is a theory of political-economic practices that dedicates the state to championing private property rights, free markets, and free trade, while deregulating business and privatizing collective assets. Ideologically, neoliberals promote entrepreneurialism as the normative source of human happiness. Harvey also considers neoliberalization a form of capitalist "creative destruction", a Schumpeterian concept.[42

Harvey (2000) observes that neoliberalism has become hegemonic world-wide, sometimes by coercion. Opponents of neoliberalism argue that neoliberalism is the implementation of global capitalism through government/military interventionism to protect the interests of multinational corporations. Even neoliberal proponent Thomas Friedman has argued approvingly, “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist."[43] In its commitment to belligerent capitalism, neoliberalism is linked to neoconservatism. In fact other critics argue that not only is neoliberalism's critique of socialism wrong but that it cannot deliver the liberty that is supposed to be one of its strong points.[44

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National Sales Tax = New World Order




1. This would extend the reach, influence and jurisdiction of the federal government to every single monetary transaction within the borders of the USA.

2. This would drastically impact the blue collar world more than the white collar world. Of course, most Republicans are unaware of this because they have always existed in a white collar world. In the white collar world, success is achieved through compromises, deals, arrangements and handshakes. In the blue collar world, success is achieved through dependability, durability, craftsmanship, honesty and trust.

In the blue collar world (which is the MANUAL LABOR WORLD THAT PHYSICALLY EXISTS ON PLANET EARTH )

HUMANS ACTUALLY HAVE TO PURCHASE OBJECTS TO SURVIVE.

If every item purchased becomes more expensive through a National Sales Tax

then NOT ONLY will people with little money find it harder to live with what they do have,

in addition they would find a greater monetary hurdle to get the things to help them survive.

While the Republicans just notice a differences in the way that numbers change in their money market accounts

Write in an indigenous Grandmother that does'nt even speak English and save the world



Nobody for President 2008


And lo,

The Race is on.

The Writers are on strike.

This means that the people paid to support the motives of Mass Media are wanting their cut of New Media.

Mass Media is reluctant to support the writers... the government and corporations of America are disliked not only globally, but locally. Programming has been lackluster for a few years. Viewers are bored and their anxieties are growing.

Tonight the reruns have begun to end. Letterman will be providing the Writers agendas... Leno will be shilling for the Corporations.

Leading Republican Candidate Huckabee gets the primetime spotlight on America's sweetheart, "The Tonight Show".

If this was on FOX channel there would have been a ticker on the bottom of the screen right before he walked out... with a Yellow Terrorist Threat Alert.

Huckabee pulls out the NeoLiberal ace in the deck... no more income tax. All taxes to be paid at point of sale. His key argument is that it will tax everyone equally, forcing black market trade to enter our economy.

He does not mention that this would make the average Americans money worth less, since everything would cost more. Which, of course, affects the rich exponentially less than the poor... with the middle class bearing the largest burden.

He does not mention it because he is afraid to admit that we are being ruled by Treason and Lies, and he wants to prolong the agony of the death of our economy as we know it.

He fears the radical social change that is necessary to save planet Earth and allow us to live as brothers and sisters.

Libertarians especially and all NeoLiberals cannot walk up to a stranger on the street and tell them they love them... unless they are dressed at least as well as the person they look in the eye.

Or to prove a point.

And so Leno boldly steps into the race with FOX and CNN to assist the CIA in the

continuing subjugation of the entire world

1 Jan 2008

http://queerfist.blogspot.com










Peace is in opposition to war. If ten people want Peace and protest war, then challenge the war by taking to the street... and attack the war by kissing each other and creating a public spectacle of their love and peace...

is this an illegal act?

Is this treason?

Is this a punishable act?

Should the participants be fingerprinted and fined?

What is being threatened here?

Where is the enemy in this situation?

Who controls the power of that expression of religion, philosophy, freedom, discipline?

Who is the judge?


Those kissers would be living in a world relegated subservient to the needs of a System that supports and creates War. Through aristocratic tyranny.

Beautiful Babylon Babies Unite !!!

This Blog existed after Bush II "the lesser" stole 2 elections, before Google ate Blogger,

This Blog existed after Bush II "the lesser" stole 2 elections, before Google ate Blogger,
Love Trumps hate.

Hits of the Month

Poetic HyperLinks Defeating the Impossibilities of Peace

Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
Legalize It