Saturday, September 17, 2016

The higher the federal agency, the greater the piracy on us

Recall please the "odd news" genre which, though ostensibly for fun and entertainment, often outdoes the corporate-cartel "mainstream" media for honest reporting. From http://www.newsoftheweird.com/archive/ :

The Drug Enforcement Administration has schemed for several years to pay airline and Amtrak employees for tips on passengers who might be traveling with large sums of cash, so that the DEA can interview them -- with an eye toward seizing the cash under federal law if they merely "suspect" that the money is involved in illegal activity. A USA Today investigation, reported in August, revealed that the agency had seized $209 million in a decade, from 5,200 travelers who, even if no criminal charge results, almost never get all their money back (and, of 87 recent cash seizures, only two actually resulted in charges). One Amtrak employee was secretly paid $854,460 over a decade for snitching passenger information to the DEA. [USA Today, 8-11-2016, 1-7-2016]

Update: In August, the Defense Department's inspector general affirmed once again (following on 2013 disclosures) that the agency has little knowledge of where its money goes -- this time admitting that the Department of the Army had made $6.5 trillion in accounting "adjustments" that appeared simply to be made up out of thin air, just to get the books balanced for 2015. (In part, the problem was laid to 16,000 financial data files that simply disappeared with no trace.) "As a result," reported Fortune magazine, "there has been no way to know how the Defense Department -- far and away the biggest chunk of Congress's annual budget -- spends the public's money." [Fortune, 8-19-2016]

Now for some good news about some horrible news:

The July 2012 Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter, James Holmes, is hardly wealthy enough to be sued, so 41 massacre victims and families instead filed against Cinemark Theater for having an unsafe premises, and by August 2016 Cinemark had offered $150,000 as a total settlement. Thirty-seven of the 41 accepted, but four held out since the scaled payout offered only a maximum of $30,000 for the worst-off victims. Following the settlement, the judge, finding that Cinemark could not have anticipated Holmes's attack, ruled for the theater -- making the four holdouts liable under Colorado law for Cinemark's expenses defending against the lawsuit ($699,000). [Los Angeles Times, 8-30-2016]

Of course it's horrible these people were shot -- if that is what happened. (Naturalnews.com and other good sites are calling it a false flag operation.) The idea that victims here -- if that's what they are -- should be able to sue the theater simply because the alleged perp has no money is ludicrous. What if the theater has no money, do you sue some organization (e.g. the Chamber of Commerce) of which the theater's a member, or the city council for running an unsafe jurisdiction?

I would hate to be in their shoes -- really would. But if courts are there for justice, it sounds like ground was gained against excessive litigousness and ambulance chasing.

I share all this with you all in hopes that you will -- for instance -- start mining http://www.newsoftheweird.com/archive/ for information damning to the system and sharing it with others in all directions. You see, this news genre does something no others do: demonstrating the complete range of good, bad, hilarious, ironic, tyrannical and twisted things of which humanity and even nature are capable.

So far we're mining just one installment's worth of "NOTW". Get this item from the other side of the world -- isn't it just like life here in the U.S. of A.?

In 2005, India enacted a landmark anti-poverty program, obligating the government to furnish 100 days' minimum-wage work to unskilled laborers (potentially, 70 percent of the country's 1.3 billion people). Programs often fail in India because of rampant corruption, but a recent study by a Cambridge University researcher concluded that the 2005 law is failing for the opposite reason --anti-corruption measures in the program. Its requirement of extreme transparency has created an exponential increase in paperwork (to minimize opportunities for corruption), severely delaying the availability of jobs. [Phys.Org News, 7-21-2016]

I'm back. Spread the world please. More good horrible news next time.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trump's appointments are extremely dismaying

I want to admire Donald Trump. We all do. Well, we do admire him -- for putatively bolting from the liberal plutocrat herd and undertaking to lead America out of its morass of evil and decadence to glory and excellence.

But he makes it difficult sometimes. Almost every time it's reported he's considering somebody for a particular post in his campaign staff alarm bells go off. For instance:


Icahn endorsed Donald Trump for the 2016 US presidential election. He also announced the formation of a super PAC pledging $150 million to push for corporate tax reform. Icahn will target inversions, which occur when corporations leave the U.S. to take advantage of lower tax rates elsewhere.[66]

Upon becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump announced that he would nominate Icahn for Treasury Secretary.

Forgive me for not jumping for joy over this, but Carl Icahn first made a name for himself as corporate raider of a class that brought infamy down on its heads in the 1980s. He tried and fortunately failed to gut Dan River, the 74-year-old textile company my father retired from. His confrères like Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken got in trouble for their epic financial flim-flam back then.

Trump's pick for vice president Mike Pence has a good conservative record on many issues but is terrible on the big one rarely mentioned anymore -- Washington's World War III in the service of Israel. It's the longest aggression in American history, and in concert with the rest of Washington's foreign policy is the main thing keeping planet Earth from finally knowing peace in its first opportunity ever.

Where does Trump stand on this aeonic outrage? That's the question. He's always calling for a bigger, stronger, wealthier military. Why? Mr. Pence is also a 1960s-style war hawk -- apparently we've learned nothing from the Vietnam era:


Now via comes the real Frankenstein moment:

https://theintercept.com/2016/09/12/donald-trump-after-blasting-iraq-war-picks-top-iraq-hawk-as-security-adviser/

DONALD TRUMP NAMED former CIA director and extremist neoconservative James Woolsey his senior adviser on national security issues on Monday. Woolsey, who left the CIA in 1995, went on to become one of Washington’s most outspoken promoters of U.S. war in Iraq and the Middle East.

As such, Woolsey’s selection either clashes with Trump’s noninterventionist rhetoric — or represents a pivot towards a more muscular, neoconservative approach to resolving international conflicts.

Trump has called the Iraq War “a disaster.”

Woolsey, by contrast, was a key member of the Project for the New American Century — a neoconservative think tank largely founded to encourage a second war with Iraq. Woolsey signed a letter in 1998 calling on Clinton to depose Saddam Hussein and only hours after the 9/11 attacks appeared on CNN and blamed the attacks on Iraq. Woolsey has continued to insist on such a connection despite the complete lack of evidence to support his argument. He also blames Iran.

Weeks before the invasion of Iraq, Woolsey called for broader war in the Middle East, saying “World War IV” was already underway.

Woolsey has also put himself in a position to profit from the wars he has promoted. He has served as vice president of Pentagon contracting giant Booz Allen, and as chairman of Paladin Capital Group, a private equity fund that invests in national security and cybersecurity........ 

Project for the New American Century -- scandalous Department of Homeland Security contractor Booz Allen -- am I really reading this? One some large, life-or-death subjects it must be admitted Trump is a stinking rotten Bushevik neocon. This is horrible, a nightmare that shows again what an acolyte of bastard Israeli power Trump really is.

Yes, we've got to have him for president if it's between him and Hillary, Bernie, Biden or any other criminally insane Democrat. But let's have no illusions about Trump either now or during his reign please. Iraqis, Iranians, Libyans, Ukrainians are people too -- no matter how easy it is to think of them as distant political footballs for our illustrious beltway politicians to take out their life's frustrations on.

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Yep -- I'm back. A couple of years concentrating on discussion forums were very fruitful but have run their course. Please let me know what you think and spread the world about this 'umble but unique blog in the ultra-populist Robert B. Clarkson tradition.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Let's have some consistency in IRS political targets

The IRS has caught heat for going after conservatives, e.g. Biblical churches, for speaking up against the "new" world order and rightly, reasonably attempting to guide voters. It's smitten its brow in repentance and promised not to do it anymore, but you know it didn't mean a word of it.

Compare the carte blanche license it gives gliberals to trample the "separation of church and state" shibboleth -- and trample it they do. They always have, complacent in the knowledge nobody will bother them. Black churches, for instance, are often little more than "black power" political and campaigning cells, but what do the IRS, FEC or any other resonsible party care? Less than nothing -- they approve!

Case in point: your mother wouldn't want you having anything to do with this website, and it doesn't of course speak for me or the PN, but it has some crucial truth to share -- albeit quite often scatologically:

NEO-ZIONIST AND JEWISH SUPREMACIST HEAD OF ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE JONATHAN GREENBLATT BREAKS 501(C)(3) LAWS AGAIN BY INSULTING TRUMP

What's the Anti-Defamation League? Merely one of the quasi-governmental outfits really running things and calling shots in this country. Have you by chance noticed that it never stops attempting to shove America leftward and screeching about what a hotbed of "hate," "bigotry", "anti-semitism" and "discrimination" this country supposedly is?

No, you haven't, have you. That would mean admitting that Jews are not merely another miscellaneous stratum in the great ameriKan melting pot of rainbow wonderment. And you really, REALLY don't want to go there, do you?

Even if it's a matter of life and death for your country?

Why have they been chairing the Fed since 1979? Why do they make up 44% of the Extreme Court, and counting?

C'mon, give.

Thanks for reading.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

A hack revisited -- thanks to what hacks, or hackers?

Some hack left IRS computers open for hackers, who hacked 'em but bad:

Hack Brief: Last Year's IRS Hack Was Way Worse Than We Realized


The triple zeroes are what staggers you half the time. Crunching the huge numbers can provoke amazement, shock or outrage. "WHEN THE IRS first reported a hack", it says, "that exposed taxpayer accounts’ vulnerable information, it pegged the number of affected people at a little over 100,000. Today, in its second upward revision, the number of affected people now stands at over 700,000."

There are about 315 million people in the USA. Thus in just this one hack, one out of every 450 individuals here was left naked to digital mayhem. Each household on average allegedly has 2.54 people in it. If we conservatively estimate that each "taxpayer" lives with one immediate family member, e.g. a dependent, a stupid, inexcusable lapse like this is affecting more like one out of every 225 of us. And this incident is just a drop in the bucket of the IRS's mayhem, persecution and vicious tyranny over the sheeple!

Sure, most of the people whose info was compromised won't have any trouble from it -- I think. But it's no healthier for America to have this going on than to force every non-plutocrat who gets on an airplane to pass through the lust brigade.

Who's minding the store? Or are they just rioting in it?

"Today, in its second upward revision" -- watch this space.

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sinister website further enshrines FATCA threats

"The last thing a government does before it self-destructs is rob the people." Michael Rivero frequently declares this on his magnificent internet radio show whatreallyhappened.com.* I relay the following story to show how hatefully the government is treating its subjects, but also what passes for journalism these days: 


Washington has already destroyed financial privacy here and in Europe in the name of fighting TERR'ISM, don'tcha know. Europe is know to be understandably furious about it. Who is Babylon-on-the-Potomac to be dictating anything to them, much less throttling those countries' banking lives? So you'd think a Europe-based website would be on the side of the people on this, coaching people on how to resist the tyranny before the IRS comes for the fillings in our teeth.

This news doesn't affect any of us but various compatriots are attempting to escape the New Soviet America and this stuff's wreaking havoc with their lives. They don't even have that much money but the NWO isn't leaving the tiniest pebbles unturned anymore. 

Found this story -- like so many great and crucial ones -- at freedom4um.com. Will you be joining us there as an active (anonymous) member there soon? 

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*As I write, I'm hearing this episode -- please give it a try!

Friday, February 26, 2016

IRS pounds Microsoft, Microsoft sues back -- HD erased

You may have missed this news amidst all the theatrics over mass-murderer Hillary Clinton's email crimes. But it looks pretty major!

IRS Pulls Another Fast One That Has Republicans in Congress Outraged


If there's this much gross misconduct going on in the public's blind spot, how much more is there that doesn't even get covered at sites like Tea Party Journal? Bravo for Microsoft despite its own corporate atrocities, like trying to force Windows 10 on us all. A central page and utility for stopping that, by the way:

Remove unwanted Windows 10 upgrade files from Windows 7 and Windows 8.x
Ultimate Outsider's GWX Control Panel 1.7.2.0


Note that we have again raided "freedom4um". Watch this space for more from it soon.,

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Is hate a bad word? A lot of nice people are suddenly saying it

The Beatles asserted "all you need is love" in a famous song. Since their heyday, most first-worlders have tried to expunge all negative emotions from their lives in the mistaken belief that that's the healthy norm. Even Christians are living in the love bubble, forgetting that the Bible commands us at least twice to hate evil. Times may be changing:

Americans Really, Really Hate The Government
If there is one thing that Americans can agree on these days, it is the fact that most of us don’t like the government. CBS News has just released an article entitled “Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever“, and an average of recent surveys calculated by Real Clear Politics found that 63 percent of all Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction and only 28 percent of all Americans believe that the country is heading in the right direction. In just a few days the first real ballots of the 2016 election will be cast in Iowa, and up to this point the big story of this cycle has been the rise of “outsider” candidates that many of the pundits had assumed would never have a legitimate chance. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders have all been beneficiaries of the overwhelming disgust that the American people feel regarding what has been going on in Washington..........

The change will be slow, I fear. One indication is that in the middle of this otherwise frank and important article, massive stupidity rears its head. A lot of Republican voters, it says, "are gravitating toward either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. Both of those candidates represent a complete break from how establishment Republicans have been doing things in recent years." Cruz real -- a conservative and equivalent in any way to the Donald? 

This is the great achilles heel of today's politics: people don't know real conservatism from fake anymore. The establishment's disgusting, hateful shills like Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Santorum et al are still fooling millions. Whether Trump proves another snake or a real statesman, only time will tell -- but he's only been any kind of conservative for seven months. Meanwhile, it's a thrill to see him humiliate and excoriate the Permanent Regime.

The above article came my way via Freedom Forum:


I spend hours there each day and highly recommend it. This just in -- are you read for a company called Crowds on Demand?

Truman Show USA - "Concerned Citizens" At Townhall Meetings Exposed As Paid

It has a CEO, no less -- unsurprisingly a graduate of UCLA. We've complained of liberal "rent-a-mob" tactics for years but never expected it to go so public, so matter-of-fact. Would Orwell be laughing or spinning in his grave at this news? 

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