Sunday, October 14, 2012

"I Don't Pay!" and Many Others March in Greece To Save Their Hospitals

How to Spot a Keynesian - Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada

Burrough Audubon Society Members Use Binoculars to Identify Migratory Shore Birds...02/1975
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According to the great Doctor Gary North, the litmus test of Keynesianism is the attack on austerity. He writes:
Let’s say that you are reading an article on what the Greek government should or should not do. You read that the government’s proposed austerity measures will lead to a reduction of production. This will lower tax revenues. The government-debt-to-GDP ratio will increase. Austerity will therefore not solve Greece’s economic problems.
The article was written by a Keynesian.
In an opinion piece published by The Globe and Mail entitled “Europe must realize austerity doesn’t work,” Pierre Briancon is true to this Keynesian form:
The Greek economy has shrivelled to three quarters of what it was three years ago, before embarking on its successive turnaround-cum-bailout plans. Euro zone governments keep contributing religiously to their own recession by forcing ever higher degrees of pain on their sick economies.
Spain is slashing public spending and wonders why its gross domestic product is shrinking as well. Britain is slowly sinking under the mindless policies of austerity without perspective. Meanwhile, central bankers keep pushing for ever stricter fiscal discipline, under the eternal slogan of ideologues throughout centuries: “There’s no other way.”
First of all, the laughable notion of the unflinching central banker insistent on fiscal discipline makes about as much sense as Betty Crocker advocating hunger strikes.

What one Veteran wishes the American people knew about "Supporting the Troops"

References:
1) USMC MAJ GEN Smedley Butler: "There are only two things we should fight for..." http://www.fas.org/man/smedley.htm
2) Surge troops concentrated overwhelmingly in Helmand and Kandahar Provinces. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/afghanistan-violence-helmand/
3) 2010 Study: "43% of respondents in Helmand and Kandahar are unable to name the good things about democracy." http://www.icosgroup.net/2010/report/press-releases/improvement-in-negative-perceptions/ Source

Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate?

Head gearsBy Bruce E Levine: What a fascinating thing! Total control of a living organism!  — psychologist B.F. Skinner
The corporatization of society requires a population that accepts control by authorities, and so when psychologists and psychiatrists began providing techniques that could control people, the corporatocracy embraced mental health professionals.
In psychologist B.F. Skinner’s best-selling book  Beyond Freedom and Dignity  (1971), he argued that freedom and dignity are illusions that hinder the science of behavior modification, which he claimed could create a better-organized and happier society.
During the height of Skinner’s fame in the 1970s, it was obvious to anti-authoritarians such as Noam Chomsky (“The Case Against B.F. Skinner”) and Lewis Mumord that Skinner’s worldview—a society ruled by benevolent control freaks—was antithetical to democracy. In Skinner’s novel Walden Two (1948), his behaviorist hero states, “We do not take history seriously,” to which Lewis Mumford retorted, “And no wonder: if man knew no history, the Skinners would govern the world, as Skinner himself has modestly proposed in his behaviorist utopia.”
As a psychology student during that era, I remember being embarrassed by the silence of most psychologists about the political ramifications of Skinner and behavior modification.

Canada has ethnic cleansing of aboriginals on agenda: Native ex-chief

The Canadian government seeks to systematically exterminate the population of the First Nations as part of its historical agenda of ethnic cleansing says Canadian aboriginal former chief.

“It’s part of the ongoing effort by the Canadian government to exterminate us. At one time there were as 60 to 90 million First Nation people in North America - the United States and Canada. Now there is less than three million,” said Dennis Pashe, a former Dakota Tipi First Nations chief.

“In the past, they used the gun, disease-infested blankets to wipe out our people, to take out our resources, to take our lands and to exploit them for their own profit,” he said.

“Today, they use legislation as the gun. Alcohol and drugs as the bullet, so to speak. They use alcohol and drugs to cause a lot of social dishevel in our families and communities, to undermine our family values,” Pashe added.
Recently, the UN has strongly condemned Canada's record on children's rights, and accused Ottawa of systematic discrimination against aborigines and immigrants.

According to reports,
Canada has forced thousands of aboriginal children into ghastly boarding schools where they have been abused sexually, psychologically and physically.

The Truth About Markets - UK Resident Max Keiser Radio

Stacy and Max will be wed
They’re dancing like Ginger and Fred
With style and class
They kick Bankster ass
They’ll dance till the Banksters are dead
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'Moments ago, Turkey retaliated to an act of retaliation against its own initial provocation' - Turkey, Syria Bar Flights Over Each Other's Airspace

Tyler Durden's picture First, last Wednesday, Turkey intercepted a Syrian civilian jet suspected of carrying Russian weapons to Syria, forcing it to land in Turkey. The jet subsequently continued on its trip following stern denials from both Damascus and Moscow, and after Turkey found no evidence of its claim. Then yesterday, Syria promptly retaliated against this overt and unjustified aggression by banning all Turkish aircraft from crossing its airspace. Now, moments ago, Turkey retaliated to an act of retaliation against its own initial provocation, by barring all Syrian flights above its own airspace, and in the process preventing virtually all local airborne traffic from taking place. In other words: more mindless escalation which usually ends in a very unfortunate way.
What the Syria-Turkey border looks like:

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Europe not democratic enough to join itself - 'Elected leaders in Italy, Greece replaced by Eurocrats' - Daniel Hannan

"Voters are seen as an inconvenience!" RT talks to Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament who gives his take on what exactly is wrong within the EU. Source

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America’s Moral Degeneracy - Paul Craig Roberts

On May 31, 2010, the Israeli right-wing government sent armed military troops to illegally board in international waters Gaza aid ships of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief. The Israelis murdered 8 Turkish citizens and one US citizen in cold blood. Many others were wounded by the forces of “the only democracy in the Middle East.”

Despite the murder of its citizen, Washington immediately took the side of the crazed Israeli government. The Turks had a different response. The prime minister of Turkey, Erdogan, said that the next aid ships would be protected by the Turkish navy. But Washington got hold of its puppet and paid him to shut up. Once upon a time, the Turks were a fierce people. Today they are Washington’s puppets.

Threats To Riot If Obama Loses Flood Internet!

Alex Jones: A string of press reports covering threats to riot if Obama loses flooding twitter and face book. We also breakdown the fact that this will be used to take all Americans freedoms and is a threat to the republic. Source

SilverMoneyFuture Interviews Ned Naylor-Leyland


William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive

The Huffington Post: Billionaire William Koch is facing a lawsuit in federal court from a former top-level employee who claims the energy mogul lured him to a secluded property, where he was imprisoned and interrogated for a period of time, according to a report in Courthouse News.
John Houston Scott, an attorney for Kirby Martenson, a former executive for a number of Koch subsidiaries, confirmed the story to HuffPost, adding that he guessed the case could go to trial in a year.
The case was filed in San Francisco, where the Republican-backing Kochs are not deeply popular.
Martensen alleges that the multiple-day-long incident was set off by an anonymous letter accusing Martensen of mismanaging and stealing from Oxbow Carbon & Minerals International while serving as the company's vice president. That accusation prompted the company's leadership to read Martensen's letters and emails without his knowledge, the suit charges, which led the company to discover that Martensen had deep reservations about the legality of the company's tax avoidance strategies.
Martensen alleges he was told by his superiors that he was transferred overseas to Asia so that the Koch company could avoid paying U.S. taxes on some $200,000,000 in profits.