Evolution of Dispossession

Evolution of Dispossession
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Economist Analyzes the Bailout Rejection

Well-written with very incisive analysis, including the history of the problem ...

Check it out.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Obama's Lobbyists

McCain has about 80 lobbyists working for him, and Obama has some 38 working for him.
Special interests are winning the war, and Americans are losing their country.

This article is a bit dated, but remember this when you vote for either of these yahoos !

Baldwin on the Bailout

Chuck Baldwin is the Constitution Party candidate for President, and of course he won't win, but here is an article written by him on the bailout plan just shot down in the House today. For once, the system worked as it should. Americans called in angry at the idea of the government taxing them to bailout our fraudulent banking system, and the representatives listened and voted like their constituents insisted, at least enough of them to block the passage.

The Legacy of a Disgraced Israeli Politician

The cynic in me says that this is probably the reason dirt was dug up on Olmert in the first place, since the press can dig up dirt on any target they choose.

The pessimist in me says that even though this a courageous statement made by Olmert, it will be largely ignored by the incoming Livni.

The optimist in me says maybe this is a start.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pat Buchanan on the Bank Bailout Fiasco

Good overview of what caused the current "crisis", and sadly fear is the chief motor that the Democrats, Bernanke, and Paulson are employing to ram through this awful measure.

Friday, September 26, 2008

WAMU Done In By Old-Fashioned Run on Banks

This article reveals that some $16 billion of deposits was withdrawn by depositors after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which exposed a "liquidity crisis" for WAMU.

Republicans Stand Up !

I hope that the Republicans who have dared to stand up, like Shelby in Alabama, stick to their convictions and don't fall victim to Democratic pressure to ram through this nail-in-the-coffin bailout legislation.

If the banks fail because of their questionable practices, then so be it. It is not the role of the taxpayer to save bad businesses. The market should select against these predators, which it is trying to do, against the wishes of the corporatist vultures. And the FED (which is the source of the problem and not the savior of it) might just roll out the presses and introduce another almost $1 trillion if we don't want to burden the taxpayer or borrow more from China, and imagine the effect on purchasing power of the already-weak dollar if Paulson and Bernanke can counterfeit their way out of the mess that Nixon and Greenspan and the former FED chiefs created with their shortsighted policies.

Don't cave in Republicans !

Give Credit Where It's Due

I have been extremely critical of Bush's policies over the past few years. But I must give credit where it is due, and I applaud Bush for nixing the Israeli request for a green-light to attack Iran last spring. With all the NEOCONS and their lackeys pushing us into the Iraq war under false pretenses, this shows me that Bush has rejected the recycled garbage arguments of the NEOCONS here in the US, which has been openly advocating for an Iran strike for the last 2 years.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

LMAO

Battery !

Thank You Johnny B for the Heads Up

This is the video interview of Ron Paul on FOX BUSINESS NEWS today, 9/24/08.

4 months ago or so the nation's republicans chose McCain over Paul and everything Paul said then about monetary policy has come true right before our eyes.

Where is a Delorean going 88 mph when you need one?

Monday, September 22, 2008

This is Beyond Shameless

The quest for the Jewish vote has officially hit an all-time low !

Lehman Raiders

So Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, and is being bought up by Barclays. But that does not prevent a $2.5 billion dollar exit package for Lehman employees in NYC. So the company goes belly up, the investors get ripped off, the market is in turmoil, and yet the execs get golden parachutes? Sounds about right.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ron Paul on the Bank Bailout

Amen ! Thank you LA Times blog corner for posting at least a blurb of the interview with Paul. We get the government we deserve when we vote for the corrupt duopoly that is destroying the very fabric of this once-great nation.

Lost City of the Khazars Unearthed?

Very interesting historical find. The Khazars converted to Judaism by decree of their leader, and the conversion was actually a toss-up between Judaism , Christianity, and Islam. Many modern-day Israeli Jews are descendants of Khazars, and this important fact is crucial in understanding the Israeli-Palestinian issue. If a large percentage of the Israeli population are descendants of Khazars, a group which converted to Judaism and are not ethnic Jews nor a part of the diaspora, then how can these Jews lay claim to historic Palestine. Moreover, the Khazars were not a semitic people, and a mere conversion to Judaism does not make them semitic. If a person converts to the Greek Orthodox faith, do they become Greek? No they do not.

Let's see how this archaeological dig unfolds and if there is more data unearthed to support the initial claims.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Magic Words

So Palin is much more adept politically than I would have thought. She even knows the magic words for being elected in the US.

Read the article and see if you can find the magic words !

Feds Bail Out Another One

The storm has been brewing since 1971. Clinton did us no favors by signing into law that stupid bill which allowed banks to speculate on risky ventures. And now we read articles daily on the collapse of another giant, be it Fanny Mae or Freddie Mac, which the taxpayers will pay for, or Lehman Brothers (one of the original member banks of the Federal Reserve System) who filed for bankruptcy then had their assets sold to Barclays for $250 million. Now AIG's future is not certain, and how many people will lose their life's savings because of these companies sketchy practices. And the linked article here shows how the Fed will bailout AIG with a huge stake in its future business transactions. Since when is our government a corporation? It takes money from taxpayers, prints paper dollars (causing further devaluation of the currency which has consequences) to flood markets with low-interest loans and they call this a solution.

Meanwhile Americans' wages are not keeping up with the rising prices of oil and food. 4 months ago we were at the edge of the storm and what did the Bush administration do in the face of mounting evidence that it is the Fed's monetary policy which is the source of all the economic woes? They expanded the powers of the Fed !

There is one solution to all this mess ...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ICAHD Funding Yanked by the EU

Why do the average people who have a conscience have to suffer from the political pressure that more influential zealots wield?

Jeff Halper is a good man. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolition had its funding yanked from the EU because of Halper's involvement in the Free Gaza boat mission recently. I'll bet Sarko the Sayan is behind this.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Obama's Foreign Policy

I cannot believe I am posting an article from, of all sources, the Weekly Standard !!!!

But this article argues how similar Obama's foreign policy is to McCain's. I have been told by a friend that I criticize McCain too heavily and that I do not criticize Obama enough. Let me be clear ; Americans will be the last consideration under either administration. I do not appreciate Obama's double-speak on the Palestinian issue. I do not appreciate Obama's stretching the Constitution beyond its boundaries with his tax everyone attitude to institute a national health-care plan governed from above. I do not appreciate Obama's pandering to AIPAC then making speeches about change.

These candidates are thoroughly blended and only a political novice or zealot cannot see this lack of distinction.

Former Secretaries of State Say ....

Finally some sane voices appear in the MSM on the subject of Iran. Of course there should be diplomatic channels opened. I think the US ought to give a formal apology to the Iranians for overthrowing its government led by a good man in 1953, which is the real genesis of soured relations between the US and Iran.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Principled Paul Won't Endorse McCain

I applaud Ron Paul for not endorsing McCain. McCain's empty rhetoric might convince the undecided voters, but he will not get Paul's endorsements nor the Paulistas' vote, mine included.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Is McCain a Simple Whore or Mephistopheles?


Check out the lobbyists and their backgrounds that McCain has working for him. All his talk and look at his record on veterans funding. All his talk about being a reformer and look at the list of lobbyists working for him. Clients are big oil, big pharma, telecoms, and bankers.

Has he sold his soul to the devil, or is he himself Mephistopheles?

Friday, September 05, 2008

A Story Worth Telling

This is a gut-wrenching story. I cannot fathom the degree to which some people will go to defend Israeli behavior like this, which is more typical than extraordinary.

Jeez, What a Worm !

This video further exposes McCain as a charlatan and a liar !

He sickens me so.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Finally, al-Arian is Released

I have followed this case from the very beginning, a case which has many implications for all citizens concerning undue detention because of certain political leanings.

5 and a half years of imprisonment ... several years after he was acquitted on all 17 charges by a jury of his peers ... after being wrongfully imprisoned with no charges against him and 2 hunger strikes he is released.

Regardless of the man's politics, regardless of his background, how does this case comment on our judicial system? Very poorly I am afraid.

And what about this guy's lost time? How could he made whole by this ordeal?

Who's next? Me or you?

An Israeli and a Palestinian Debate the Gaza Seige

Watch the video by clicking on the above link.

Gissin is a typical Israeli politician ; arrogant, dismissive, undeterred, and a liar.

And he has no reasonable response to the comments by the Palestinian woman, who was articulate and succinct.