Topics on the show included…
After a long wait, many starts, stops, fits, and restarts: finally… a new podcast. Much has happened since this show has last fired up the “ON AIR” sign. We’ve invaded four (or is it five?) new nations; receded mildly a front in the Iraq War; expanded the Afghanistan War; started murdering lotsa people in Pakistan with drones and missles; we’ve seen QE1 and QE2; and TARP has been expanded under the Obama junta (among many other horrible things!). Plenty has stayed the same, though: we still torture; Gitmo’s still open; the political parties are corrupt; Goldman-Sachs still has operatives planted all over the place; and gold and silver prices keep risingrisingrising!
Nazi Lover Schwarzenegger: Make Me President of European Union
Kurt Nimmo | April 23, 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the washed up B-actor who served a disastrous stint as California’s governor, is now gunning for the presidency of the European Union.
“The Austrian-born former body builder, 63, at loose ends as he tries to figure out what his next act should be, reportedly is being advised by aides to return to his native Europe to run for the EU presidency,” reports the AFP.
“Obama Budget Plan: Higher Taxes on Small Businesses, and Federal Small Business Contracts for Fortune 500 Firms”
American Small Business League | April 13, 2011
Petaluma, Calif. – Today President Barack Obama rolled out his blueprint for deficit reduction, during which he highlighted a plan to implement higher taxes on “the wealthy.” The American Small Business League (ASBL) is concerned that President Obama’s reference to the wealthy, meaning wage earners over $250,000 a year, is actually a reference to a large percentage of America’s 27 million small businesses.
Learning About the State
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. | September 24, 2008
What we’ve seen in the last week is the state at work – and by the state, I do not mean a particular set of leaders. If we watch carefully, we can gain insight into what the state is and why our fundamental problem extends far above and below the political party system.
The moment is complicated by the upcoming election, so some people are distracted by the circus of McCain vs. Obama and all the characters associated with that silly little battle. What they are looking at is really the veneer. It is a covering designed to prevent you from seeing what the state is and why it matters.
The 50 Richest Members of Congress
Paul Singer, Jennifer Yachnin and Casey Hynes | September 22, 2008
Everything that you are about to read might be wrong.
Roll Call’s annual attempt to rank the riches of Members of Congress is hampered by one fundamental flaw: It is based on the lawmakers’ financial disclosure forms, which are extraordinarily unreliable sources of information.
The disclosure rules allow Members to report assets in broad categories, so there is no way to tell the difference between a $20 million investment and a $5 million investment. The top category on the Members’ forms is “over $50 million,” so it is impossible to accurately account for anything worth more than that — like a professional sports team, for example. There is also a gaping loophole for assets owned by the Members’ spouse or dependent children; anything worth more than $1 million in value can be reported as “over $1 million.” There is no way to tell whether that is $1.2 million or $1.2 billion.
Bank of China buys into Rothschild bank
Shanghai Daily | September 22, 2008
BANK of China said yesterday it will buy a 20 percent stake in La Compagnie Financiere Edmond de Rothschild for 236.3 million euros (US$340 million) and the two will develop private banking and asset-management services.
“This partnership forms part of Bank of China’s global development strategy,” Bank of China chairman Xiao Gang said in a statement. “We expect to further strengthen our asset management operations and product design capabilities in private banking business, and widen the product and service offerings to our clients.”
Beijing-based Bank of China said it sees a promising future for private banking and other services for China’s newly affluent amid rapid economic growth.
Democracy or Police State?
Tom Burghardt | September 22, 2008
On Wednesday, Antifascist Calling reported on moves by the Department of Justice to seek blanket immunity for AT&T under provisions of the disgraceful FISA Amendments Act (FAA).
If approved by Judge Vaughn Walker, the presiding magistrate hearing the landmark Hepting v. AT&T lawsuit in federal district court in San Francisco, the giant telecommunications corporation and Bush crime family partner would walk away scott free.
The suit, brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of AT&T customers caught up in the state’s illegal internet and telephone driftnet surveillance, is challenging unconstitutional spying on U.S. citizens and legal residents.
Magazine Promotes Sterilization For Women In Their 20’s
‘Young, Single and Sterilized’ article advertises for birth control clinic founded by Nazi eugenicist Marie Stopes
Paul Joseph Watson | September 23, 2008
A popular women’s magazine in the UK recently featured an article entitled, Young, Single and Sterilized, in which women in their 20’s discussed why they had undergone an operation to prevent them from ever having children. The article is little more than PR for a “women’s charity” called Marie Stopes International, an organization that carries out abortions and sterilizations and was founded by a Nazi eugenicist who advocated compulsory sterilization of non-whites and “those of bad character”.
The story appears in a weekly magazine called Love It (click for PDF enlargement). One of the women featured in the article, Chloe, explains why she decided to have herself sterilized at the age of just 20.
“By the time I was 18, I knew I was never going to change. I couldn’t imagine letting something take over my body and then my whole life.”
“I couldn’t even look at a baby without feeling uncomfortable.”
Note to show: Nate and I had so much to talk about that we couldn’t confine it to one show! Rather than drag the initial show out to 1:45+ min., we decided to break it off into its own bonus segment. And as a result of waiting so long to post Episode XVII, we decided to include it here for those who’d rather not miss a show. We hope you enjoy (and, please, pardon the cursing–stuff’s getting really crazy out there!).
McCain’s Economic Snake Oil Commission
Kurt Nimmo | September 17, 2008
John McCain is a primary example of the fact politicians will say anything to get elected. In a new TV ad directed against rival Barack Obama, McCain says the economic security of American workers is at risk due to the “greed of Wall Street” and declares he will “reform Wall Street and fix Washington” if elected. In addition, he promises “a 9/11 commission-style inquiry into the state of the economy and into possible ways to solve any problems that might be identified,” reports RTT News.
If McCain’s commission ever gets off the ground after his election, we can expect the result to be similar to that produced by the 9/11 commission — a whitewash churned out by a gaggle of hand-picked insiders.
Subverting Democracy Through Electoral Fraud
Stephen Lendman | September 15, 2008
In America and elsewhere, electoral fraud isn’t new nor should anyone be surprised it occurs. But as technology improves, so are better ways found to pre-arrange outcomes. It’s easier than ever today so more time, effort, money and other resources are earmarked for it. The result…
Obama Can’t Win Against Palin
Karl Rove | September 11, 2008
Of all the advantages Gov. Sarah Palin has brought to the GOP ticket, the most important may be that she has gotten into Barack Obama’s head. How else to explain Sen. Obama’s decision to go one-on-one against “Sarah Barracuda,” captain of the Wasilla High state basketball champs?
It’s a matchup he’ll lose. If Mr. Obama wants to win, he needs to remember he’s running against John McCain for president, not Mrs. Palin for vice president.
[Ed. Note from Mike: This is an obvious warning piece from the Elite telling who they plan to Crown. Rove's a piece of shit, but he's also got inside knowledge. Obamabots, you had your chance to send a message to the Establishment Elite, but instead you voted for a puppet. Here is Rove telling you that you voted wrong, and that Puppet B's vote will be stolen for Puppet A's vote. Just think: you could have voted for someone who wasn't a puppet... but that would have required some sort of pre-requisite thought as well as turning off your television. You, and we all, lose as a result. Welcome to the Great Depression a la 2009. Enjoy your stay in the bread lines.]