Thursday, August 29, 2013

War with Syria is tricky business .

These images of victims of a chemical
attack warrant some investigations
Like Libya . America , the Obama Administration is up the legal creek. Only a few days before the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama might be fighting side by side with… al-Qaeda, as he was foolish enough to be trapped by his own rhetoric on Syria. The recent "use" of chemical weapons (nerve gas )  on what appears as "civilians" not military "rebels" can only for me bring to mind that the "photos" of those "killed" in a chemical attack are fake . Which I say they are not , if they are real, sure enough probably . It was a "terrorist" attack by al-Qaeda on Syrian citizens . I don't believe that the Dictator Assad is cold -blooded enough to kill his own people unlike Iraq's Saddam . Either case the United States is NOT RESPONSIBLE to police the "actions" of other "nations" and "governments" all in the name of Democracy . There is a due process with in the United Nations , which can bring about justice to the perpetrator as "crimes against humanity" . America can't just shoot missiles into Syria because it has to take up a just cause .You would not know that, however, from watching the news. With the prospect of a shiny new war, American media has gone all-in on war talk, pushing for the U.S. to intervene, and questioning why President Obama hasn’t done so already. The media’s consensus is that war in Syria is inevitablenothing can stop it now that Obama’s “red line” of chemical weapon use has been crossed and that we really need to just get on with it already. Even Britain’s The Guardian, which has all but accused Obama of being an imperialist tyrant bent on world domination, ran an article by Tom Rogan demanding that Obama lead the West into a military engagement with Syria. The White House promises a “revelation” from above this Thursday, “above” being the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Yet the heart of the matter is that the UN chemical inspectors have had no time to identify what sort of chemical weapon is involved in the Ghouta attack (sarin or something else); where it was manufactured; how it was delivered (possibly by DIY rockets); and last but not least, who did it. Woah! Hold your horses, Barack. Before we go to war with Syria can we be absolutely surely sure that we've got our pretext right? Only we've made a horrible mistake about WMDs before…The official UK/US narrative on the conflict in Syria is this. Last year, we drew a red line in the sand: if the regime uses chemical weapons then it makes itself a legitimate target for military action. Last week, it apparently did just that – murdering hundreds of people, including children, in a suburb of Damascus. John Kerry described this slaughter as defying "any code of morality", and he demanded "accountability" from the Assad regime.  why would the Assad regime do something so stupid? It must know that by using chemical weapons it would isolate itself from any international support and invite a Western military response. More importantly, Assad was already winning the war – so why bother to use WMDs during the last lap to victory? Indeed, the only people who have anything to gain by Assad using chemicals are the rebels, because that would internationalise the conflict in a way that they have long lobbied for. so now we are responsible for Syria and for the west's moral state of being - but only becuase we have an agenda, shared with the US, of course, for the whole mid east/gulf region. What, precisely is the evidence that this attack was committed by the regime and not by the rebels as they claim?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King , 50 years later what would he say on our Nations Progress?

Dr. Martin Luther King , 50 years later what would
he say on our Nations Progress?
August 28th will mark the 50 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's march . How far has America gong from lifting its's self  above racism? All in all there are failures  The Trayvon Martin shooting ,  A Hispanic guy shot a black teenager in self-defense, and it was proof that America hasn’t gotten any better since Emmett Till was murdered. Whereas the following story, which is literally an international incident, has no significance beyond the individuals involved. It’s not useful to Al Sharpton and Barack Obama. Which is equally troubling . Australian baseball player gunned down in Oklahoma The suspects followed Chris Lane, 22, as he jogged alongside a road in Duncan, Okla., Friday afternoon, shot him in the back and left him to die on the side of the road, said Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford…They were defending themselves. From being bored. Our Black youth is gone , they are a mess . Sure is Dr. Martin Luther King.a man whom our nation honors this week would he have stood up to this kinda violence?  Just where is the progress? Dr. Martin Luther's King's Dream is AWOL right now . I'd say that the African American youth has nothing but guns on their  brains  . I would like to do my March in Oakland Ca , where black on black violence is slowly becoming self genocide to the black youth. When Obama takes the podium on Wednesday afternoon, he will mark the nation’s progress from a country that assaulted peaceful black protesters looking to expand their right to vote, to one that elected him 45 years after King and his followers took to the National Mall  .What President Obama now is, he a  celebrity icon , for right now all that African American's  have as their "best" man to have risen to the highest office in the nation . There is something  disappointing in Mr. Obama , no black leader has spoken out about it .  I am just saying what has he done for African Americans who do live in poverty , have the highest unemployment , and highest abortion records ? Nothing , zero and etc.  Given all the advancements in civil rights over the last 50 years, many believe Dr. King’s dream is fully realized in Obama . Contrary my readers , MLK would take one look at the crony politicians  that Obama sorry to say is and be sickened immediately. MLK was the victim of illegal FBI wiretapping, he opposed so many of the things that this president openly supports through blatant lies and misconceptions. Dr King was a real "hero" in every sense of the word . And many "claim" to follow Dr. King in every word as Christians "claim" to follow Jesus in every way . Dr. Martin Luther King would have denounced them  all if he were still alive . The nation is still on that long road ...............speeches will not bring  real change , but actions of their words will do..................

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Those "youngsters" are going to cost you!

There is probably a new shift in the "Decline of the American family". That is much MORE polarizing than same sex unions .  Which most religious righter's blame as a cause .  Our society is so outta focus with its increasing trends in our ultra dollar economic stagnation . **The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to an all-time low.  Right now it is sitting at a yearly rate of 6.8 marriages per 1000 people. That might be the reason that is destroying the family , perhaps forcing newlyweds not to have children at all.A new government report says child-rearing has increased 23% since 1960 even adjusted for inflation. A lot of the reason has to do with more expensive housing as well as higher costs for health care and child care . Middle-income parents who welcomed a new child last year can expect to spend nearly $300,000 over the next 17 years, according to a new report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prepares an annual report about families’ expenditures on children for use in developing state child-support and foster-care guidelines. Annual child-rearing expense estimates ranged between $12,290 and $14,320 for a child in a two-child, married-couple family in the middle-income group, which is defined as a before-tax income between $59,410 and $102,870.The amount spent on a child by families in the highest income group, on average, was more than twice the amount spent by families in the lowest income group. A child born last year to someone in the lowest income group would cost $212,370 over 17 years, compared to $490,830 for highest earners. The biggest share of the expense in raising a child, according to the report, is housing at 30%, followed by child-care and education at 18%, food at 16%, transportation at 14% and health care at 8%. For $235k you could by a Ferrari...then spend a few million dollars more maintaining said Ferrari.Besides,it's not like you're forking over the 235k on your child's birthday,those are all expenses that are accrued over time. At 235k you're spending about $265/wk on your child for 17 years.With a Ferrari you're gonna cut a check for 235k in 1 day,spend a couple thousand a week on it and definitely not keep it for 17 years.When it's time to sell,you're dealing with depreciation,not appreciation as would be the case with kids should they turn out successful.I find such analogies very lazy and near-sighted. At the same time, wages aren't keeping up. The country's median annual household income has fallen by more than $4,000 since 2000, after adjusting for inflation, and many of the jobs lost during the recent recession have been replaced with lower-wage positions. With all this madness , inflation , taxation , loss of the American dream . It's all about how  to frighten people away from having children

 ** Back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the United States contained a married couple.  Today, that number has declined to 48 percent.In the United States today, more than half of all couples "move in together" before they get married.The divorce rate for couples that live together first is significantly higher than for those that do not.For women under the age of 30 in the United States, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 69.3 births per 1,000 women in the 15 to 44 year old age bracket in 2007. Now the rate has fallen to 63.2 births per 1,000 women. The birth rate for American women in the 20 to 24 year old age bracket has fallen to 85.3 births per 1,000 women.  That is a new all-time record low. The United States has the highest divorce rate in the entire world.

Friday, August 16, 2013

EGYPT, America's headache .

Three times the United States meddled in Egypt , and
its creating chaos .
Why is Egypt becoming such a headache for the United States? I was sniffing through my history files , and I noted a parallel that shocked me . First our nation has meddled in the affairs of other nations way too long as if (America ) is some 'Colonial Power' . America treats other nations , like Egypt as if they were American colonies . We send "billions" to them and call the allies. In 1979 America was doing the same thing , it was sending "billions" to the Shah of Iran . It supported a "corrupt regime" , and it lavished the Shah who was an absolute ruler . It did not last long , then came the revolution , the Shah was kicked out . It left Iran in the hands of fundamentalists . The history lesson is here , our government and it's intervention in other nations has led to chaos , and has made other nations . Particularly the Arab to  hate us . Mubarak was a dictator by standards , but he was benevolent , he was receiving billions in American aide . Unlike Saddam Hussian of Iraq , Mubarak held Egypt in a secular way which kept at bay the "extremist" elements from the Islamic faith away from power . As you know the Egyptian people grew tired of the "dictator" , which the Obama Administration in a confusing way led to Mubarak's ouster . Pres. Obama thought he had the Trump card here . Mrs. Hillary R Clinton I remember,  her flamboyant speeches directing Mubarak to step down . This you know sounded like a political double-speak . As the Obama Administration rule book , likely from Jimmy Carter era  . The strange twist for Democracy in Egypt was a flip-flop. Some how and "mysteriously" the Egyptian people "elected" The Muslim Brotherhood ( a semi- terrorist group with strong ties to Iran) into power. Suddenly there were stories of persecutions of Jews, and Coptic Christians in Egypt who a minority there. Washington D.C. was playing it's cards wrong . It started to get cozy with  Mohammed Morsi who promised elections , and more "freedoms" for women ( ah ha) , well nothing happened . The Egyptian parliament was in chaos trying to draft a constitution woven with Shira law . Women started to become scared when  the "clerics" with their long beards and Qurans were beating up women and girls because they were not wearing the traditional  head covering ( if not the entire body ) the Hajib .  So what happened ............? The Egyptian young people had a wake up call , SLOWLY they started the "see" what was happening to their country , and some how they took upon themselves for a second uprising . The Egyptian Army quickly took the helm , and arrested Mohammed Morsi . In office only a year as the first so called democratically elected leader of Egypt, was rousted from power by the military Wednesday as a euphoric crowd in Tahrir Square cheered his exit.The former leader was placed under house arrest at the Republican Guard Club, a senior adviser to the Freedom and Justice Party and spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood said. Most members of the presidential team have also been placed under house arrest. Egyptian security forces also arrested the head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party and another of the movement's top leaders.The commanding general of the armed forces, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said on Egyptian television that the military was suspending the constitution, which Morsi pushed through and which many Egyptians saw as slanted toward Islamists. The rioting now in the Streets of Cairo was unleashed by the Muslim Brotherhood , and unquestionably our American poorly orchestrated foreign  policy  which right now can't recognize Egypt being left to tethers , perhaps a bloody outcome . I for one thank The Egyptian Army for ousting Morsi , if the Egyptian people , the young people want a non - Islamic republic it's their choice not America's or the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Jay Leno and the President .

Jay Leno . The  NEW Press Secretary of the United States.
He asked bold questions.
I have a little gripe with Pres. Obama . **First of all I have to respect that he is our first African American President . I don't want to get into Obama bashing . I have noted though , and perhaps many others that our Commander -in-chief can't stay in Washington D.C. he is out and about campaigning , and giving speeches , and sermonizing .  My case here is , what is our President doing on a late night TV show ? Where is the President? That's been the question since it was announced late last week 19 U.S. embassies across the world would be closed. ( Remember I told you in my last blog that the Terror Alerts were phony )  Last Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney bailed on his daily briefing and Obama didn't bother to hold a press conference to explain the "most serious threat since 9/11/01" currently facing the United States around the world. Instead, Obama decided to explain serious terrorist threats from al Qaeda on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The overwhelming sentiment coming out of President Obama’s interview with “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno can be summed up like this: “Wow, Jay really asked serious questions.” Mr. Obama chose what he chose for the reason that Jay is NBC late-night entertainment, not substance. His Presidency is looking more and more like a "put-up" job, even to the many of us . Mr. Obama is acting more like a celebrity rather than a top executive of the nation. Another appearance on a late-night comedy show is part of the Obama administration’s “effort to expand the presidency’s media outreach more widely than ever.” Because it’s not as if a president can just snap his fingers and speak in prime-time on every network whenever he wants. Hold on there . While other presidents limited themselves to more traditional approaches such as speeches, news conferences and interviews with the mainstream media, Obama has moved deep into new areas as he tries to communicate most effectively with the country. We are going to get 3 more years of what I call celebrity hoping rather than a "professional" journalistic interview from Mr. Obama . Mr. Obama has not held  a solo press conference since  April. It's like he's been  running around in circles .In the long run pressure has finally caught up with Pres. Obama , last Friday Caught between domestic gridlock and foreign policy crises, President Barack Obama did  hold a news conference Friday before jetting off on his August vacation. The afternoon question-and-answer session with reporters will likely mark Obama's first comments on his decision to cancel a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in retribution for Moscow's decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The president may also face questions about the terror threat that has led to an extraordinary global travel warning for Americans, as well as the political chaos in Egypt. Obama has found his domestic agenda stymied by Republican opposition. That's left the second-term president without a significant legislative achievement this year. Just more proof all this guy can do is run his mouth. He hasn't stopped campaigning since he took the Oath of Office (both of them) His rhetoric never matches his deeds. The only thing we can believe is that he IS going on vacation..after spending millions jetting around the country bumping his gums when he should have been in Washington addressing OOO I don't know--maybe the closure of dozens of Consulates and Embassiess, or the daily meltdown of his Obamacare, or the serious economic decline of America, or the scandals with the IRS,FEC,NSA-the list of priorities is practically unstable.


**Being Critical of President Obama does not make you or me  racist  ,  I was proud that our nation over came the black and white facade that kept a African -American from reaching the highest office in our nation, but it's looking to me like the same old politics . ON THE NSA spying . I am not HOLDING OBAMA responsible for that . That lay with the Patriot Act that President BUSH II passed as part of expanding "greater powers" of surveillance . We as Americans should have known back then . Edward Snowden just made the Nation look stupid , like it got caught with it's hand in the cookie jar . The President namely Obama made this issue so flip-floppy and incoherent that he became the escape goat and took the blame.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Politicians and their morality.

Anthony Weiner is no rookie . And so are many others.
Democracy is a state in which the sovereign people, guided by laws which are of their own making, do for themselves all that they can do well, and by their delegates do all that they cannot do for themselves.
It is therefore in the principles of democratic government that you should seek the rules of your political conduct. ~Robespierre, "On Political Morality"
The question of morality , and responsibility in the political system gets only as good as the politician . When a politician falls in America he looks like a defrocked preacher . Politicians  in America remind me of "religious leaders" who spout morality. Then get caught cheating and falsely representing family values. There names Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Bill Clinton, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig, Barney Frank, David Vitter ...The list could go on forever. The names of politicians implicated in sex scandals all seem to have something in common, and it's not their dedication to public service. They also end up the same way as Priests . Being defrocked ............Anthony Weiner is in the news again after a sexting scandal in 2011 forced Weiner to resign  from Congress. Weiner has recently arrived back on the political scene in an effort to run for New York City mayor. However, after only a few months on the campaign trail, evidence of a new sexting encounter with three additional women has emerged. This means the media and the folks around the water cooler are back to talking about Weiner; Weiner puns, the topic of social media and responsibility, wives and their loyalty, recklessness, and sex, sex, and more sex are the topics at hand. With all that's going on in the world, it leads me to wonder why we as a society are so intrigued by sex scandals? More and more highly respected people who are even viewed as heroes to some are being exposed as what the conservative American would refer to as “sexual deviants.” Politicians and civil rights leaders seem to enjoy having sex so much that they will do it with people who they aren’t married to. Bill Clinton, David Patreus and Martin Luther King Junior are just some of the incredibly admirable people who cheated on their spouses and were instantly condemned for not being trustworthy in anything they do. The conservative American believes that if someone lies about sex, that person is a liar through and through. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford admitted (finally, in a spectacularly embarrassing press conference) to having an extra-marital affair with an Argentine woman, a lot of questions were raised about why this kind of scandal so rarely happens with women politicians. One answer offered was simply that there aren't that many women politicians in office. It's true, of course. Women only make up 16.4% of the current Congress, and 12% of the nation's governors.But in a 2009 Newsweek tally of political sex scandals since 1976, only one out of 53 instances involved a woman politician (former Idaho Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth, who admitted to having an eight-year affair with a married rancher in the 1980s). So women aren't even holding up their fair percentage of the scandals. Most women are not provided a second chance to reinvent a name for themselves. Yet men's involvement in sex scandals and their subsequent redemption and comeback always seems inevitable. Society tends to pardon men who are involved in sex scandals and no better example than Spitzer and Anthony Weiner, who was for a time topping the political polls in New York's mayoral race. In June, Weiner emerged as the front-runner in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, but polls dropped after he admitted to sending lewd text messages to several women since resigning from congress in 2011 for the same reason. Despite his opponents' calls for him to drop out, he insists that he will not leave the mayoral race. This is expected. If the public forgave him the first time who says they wont do the same this time?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

"Terror Alerts" = Phony.

Here we go again . Our society needs a little
The ultimate form of control is fear.  How stupid do they think we are? The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday warning Americans that al Qaeda may be planning attacks in August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.The State Department travel alert was based on the same intelligence that prompted it to close 21 U.S. embassies and consulates on Sunday, August 4, chiefly those in the Muslim world, a U.S. official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. ( Comment : OK . Where was the 'Terror' alert for Benghazi ? and The Boston Bombings? Yo! )Of course the 'intelligence' amounts to some security consultant or Muslim specialist in the Pentagon figuring that Muslims having completed the Ramadan fasting will start eating regularly and have the energy to attack US interests. What is strange is that American media news reports are saying that there is a 'link that a terror attack would happen during the Muslim holy day of Ramadan . I did some research . I don't think any honest Muslim would undertake to kill anyone during Ramadan :
Muslims consider the 9th month of their calendar, known as Ramadan, to be more than just a time of fasting – it’sa month of restraint for the whole body. They do not listen to those who swear or look at obscene or unlawful things. Overall, they work to avoid smoking, sex, food, evil thoughts and acts, and more. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims usually give to charity, a practice called Zakah al-Fitr. This is in connection to the usual practice of giving to charity, known as Zakat, which is one of five pillars of Islam. 
So I kinda question the Terror alert  . I am sure that any Terrorist group would act out any 'evil' thoughts during such a holy week. It would be obvious to me that maybe there are "false Muslims" who would act so wickedly and kill innocent people in a twisted Jihad. I have a beef with the Sate Department,  here is my take . "the US intercepted Al'Queda messages" In another article "global chatter". Interesting right after outrage over NSA snooping on global communications. Like "See. we need this program to protect Americans." To believe or not to believe that is the question. Anyone who cant see through this propaganda and realize this is nothing more than an NSA talking point to defend their activities, along with a way for the corrupt media to bury the CIA's obstruction of justice on the Benghazi investigation, is totally hopeless.


Whatever happens, wherever it happens. It will be a FALSE FLAG. A staged event. In order to effectively get the public to look one way, while do something absolutely criminal in the other direction. The people know.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Economic Recovery focus on the Poor not Middle Class........

There are  whole class of people forgotten .
It's not the Middle Class , but the poor.
The speech that Obama should have given on his second  Inauguration should have been the one he gave   Last Wednesday, He said " Let's build the middle class" . "Why did it take 5 years" Well his approval ratings have never been higher. I believe that is because the American people have no other place to go. The Republicans are insane and the political left spends it's time arguing nonsense. It was a  good speech , but there were a few shallow spots . That which I feigned . Mr. Obama is right when he says that Washington is distracted  and not focusing on the domestic issues , yes the President said that there were"phony scandals".  Here I part with the President . The scandals are not phony. They are real , but the President is just letting them slide along with him . His second term is a difficult one . I'll bet you it's all just going to turn into "hot air". Why the focus on  middle class  the so-called the well off. Why not the poor , and get them on the road  to the middle class. Just where has the once American dream gone? President Obama wants to build the Middle Class , I say what Middle Class?. Today in America there is a great divide . There are only Poor , and Rich . 

The middle class was absorbed into the wealthy 'higher class' of six figure earners.The headline data from the report is that while many Americans are becoming wealthier than their parents, that the most significant economic gains are being channeled to the highest income brackets. If you earn a wage , you still need a six figure income to buy a home and own it . Most homes cost over 200,000 a year . Sure enough even raising the minimum wage will not make any one any wealthier to make a living .According to Pew, 40% of those born in the bottom stay in the bottom, 40% of those born into the stop stay at the top.The American Dream is the belief that if you work hard, if you are blessed with at least a modicum of ability and have a little luck, you can succeed. That is, you can rise in society no matter how humble your origin to something better in the way of material well-being, economic security, a settled life and social prestige. It is the dream of upward mobility for oneself, or at least for one's children.
 The median take home pay in the U.S. is back where it was in 1973, about $48,000 before taxes. It rose from $47,563 in 1973 to $54,841 in 2000 and has fallen over 10% since then to just over $48,000. And the trend is bound to become worse because American businesses are hiring far more part-time workers than full-time employers. These part-time workers work for hourly wages for no more than 29 hours a week and thus are not privy to health care insurance. Some 70% of all jobs so far in 2013 are the part-time variety. Since 1979 the top 1% of earners, 3 million Americans, saw their wealth increase by over 8 times to 72% of all household wealth. Over the same period, the next 20% of the nation,or 60 million people, increased their wealth by 65% or 2% a year.
Of course, not all middle class Americans think the poor are to blame for their own economic situation. Some say the government is at fault for constantly approving new mandates and regulations and then raising taxes on the middle class to pay for them. Others blame big business, which they accuse of doing anything to make a buck and putting the screws to the American worker in the process.Americans put the middle class at the bottom of the list for groups who may have been helped by Obama’s policies, the polls reports. In reality, large sections of the population that previously would have been considered middle class—shop keepers, small farmers, professionals, civil servants—have been thrown into the ranks of the lower working class, which comprises the vast majority of the people. The avoidance of the term “working class” is part of the attempt to cover up the real source of the social crisis. Which are the poor.