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Thursday, November 27, 2008


Obama’s choices of Gates and Volcker continue to show his preference for insiders with experience. I did like his quote, "Change is my job," and it will be interesting to see if he does it. I don’t think Obama can claim ignorance now if there are any problems. He may find himself surrounded by people he can’t trust. Are they really hired mercenaries who can change allegiance that easily?

I have long asserted that Republicans and Democrats are in collusion, and that is one of the main reasons I’m a Green. Together, the corporate parties are a powerful team, and I suppose that power can be used for good or bad.

The recent attacks in Mumbai reminded me of Carter’s hostage crisis. Can we expect more attacks; perhaps false flag operations designed to disrupt the Obama administration, or to distract the public? CNN says they still don’t know the motive. I thought it was interesting some of the targets were bankers. I know I’ve been criticizing bankers a lot lately, but I don’t condone terrorism.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stimulus Abacus

As Obama holds more press conferences, we may be able to adjust and clarify our predictions. We know that he wants to have a stimulus package for roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. There have been reports that he may delay tax hikes for the rich. His new appointments for the Office of Management and Budget indicate that they will look for spending cuts as part of "smart government."

I doubt that the spending cuts will be enough to match the stimulus and the tax cuts. The result might be inflationary, but not necessarily. "Web of Debt" says that the government can create money to expand the economy, as long as it doesn’t exceed the value of the work being produced. However, "Web of Debt" does not believe that the newly-created money should come with interest owed to private bankers.

Since Obama is appointing people from Clinton’s team, and we know that Clinton never opposed the Private Banking Cartel, I think it’s safe to say that interest will be owed to private bankers. In other words, there will be more deficit spending. We know that the Fed has the power to create money out of thin air. As I see it, the government will owe money to the banks, and yet the banks are in need of bailouts! (By the way, the recent hearings have shown that bankers are much more powerful than carmakers.) The Obama team may try a mixture of overt and covert money creation, as it is believed has been done in the past. "Web of Debt" tells us that the Fed has been secretly bailing out some banks for several years now.

I like the idea of a stimulus package and I dislike a delay in tax hikes for the rich. I predict that Obama will do a balancing act between the working people and the rich people. If the rich people keep their tax cuts and get to continue collecting interest on the debt, then I imagine they will continue to pocket obscene amounts of money. What will they spend it on? Will they wreak havoc? Could they spark inflation? Maybe Obama will agree to give them as much as they want if they agree not to spend it. It might even be possible that the bankers are overextended in such a way that they need to loosen their grip on power. But I doubt it. I think it will be a difficult balancing act for Obama.

And then there’s the Chinese government’s claim that the new Guns N’ Roses CD is part of a U.S. plan to take over the world. What the heck?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More predictions

These ones are more tongue-in-cheek. Al Franken wins by 1 vote. Joe Lieberman anguishes over whether to confirm a Supreme Court appointment. Ted Kennedy is brought in by stretcher to cast a dramatic tie-breaking vote.

On a more serious note, Timothy F. Geithner, Obama’s choice for Treasury Secretary, is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In "The Web of Debt," Ellen Brown explains how private bankers circumvent restrictions on Fed profits by hiding them among the member banks, the largest of which is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. And ownership of the NY Fed is largely in the hands of the big private banks like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, the legacies of Robber Barons John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan.

If we indulge the conspiracy theorists, we acknowledge that Federal Reserve leaders are among the top participants at Bohemian Grove. Theorists believe that the owl that they worship also appears as a tiny dot at the upper right front of the one-dollar bill, and that it symbolizes how it can hunt in the dark, the implication being that the rest of us are in the dark. Whether or not we are ruled by a bunch of wussy whack jobs, I am at least convinced that most of us are in the dark.

If we tie it all together, then the worst case scenario is that Obama’s soul is sold. The best case is that this Geithner can help him turn things inside out and shine a bright search light on the guts of it. But I doubt it. I don’t know what they can try to keep the economy running. Maybe a new hyper-debt, without much point, just an ugly path of least resistance.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mock human sacrifice

Every July, world leaders gather in northern California to worship a 45-foot stone owl and practice mock human sacrifice? This video says yes:


Does anyone have any evidence to the contrary? I’m not interested in opinions, just facts.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Obama's choice for Attorney General? Another Clinton henchman. I'm becoming more certain that Obama will not be a president of the people. I predict that the credit crisis will include an event which significantly impacts the average person, and that Obama will not have a comprehensive plan to address it. I predict Obama will escape blame, at least at first, although he will be significantly at fault.

Feinstein’s living room

Here’s what I think really happened in the secret meeting between Obama and Hillary in Sen. Diane Feinstein’s living room…

Obama reminded Clinton she couldn’t win and asked for her endorsement. Hillary said only if he makes her vice president. Obama says he can’t do that, but he can make her secretary of state. She agrees, but only if they can mutually agree on a vice president. Joe Biden is arrived at. Clinton agrees to campaign for Obama.

With any luck, after Hillary and McCain, the rest of the cabinet will be progressive. But I highly doubt it. I don’t think Obama will be a true president of the people. Whatever we get will be the meager result of strained compromise with people who have too much power.

Protecting the new president

Yesterday’s Hartmann guest host was talking about threats to Obama. More than racists, I would be more fearful of the private banking cartel, if Obama really intends to be a president of the people. The PBC has essentially unlimited money at its disposal, and has the means to infiltrate and disrupt any group or network. Remember that Chinese rulers used to poison each other. One ruler even provided all the generals with comfortable retirements just to get them out of the way.

In a recent interview, Obama talked about the agreed-upon need for a smooth transition in national security to guard against terrorist attacks. But what about threats from within? He not only needs to have the generals on his side, he also needs the cops, the CIA, FBI, NSA, and probably a number of groups we don’t even know about. If Obama is not a member of the illuminati or the free masons, then we simply can’t be sure, because those are secret societies.

And of course we can’t forget the media. Obama could be the whistleblower-in-chief, but the media has the power to muffle the president, discredit truth-tellers, including reporters, and rewrite history.

I would be afraid to even set foot in the Bush White House. I don’t know how experts sweep buildings for listening devices, radiation, poisons, etc., but I wouldn’t want to take any chances. I can see Obama governing from a secure compound in Chicago, moving the inauguration, and "governing on the move" until everything is absolutely secure.

The PBC is the most serious force to be reckoned with. This article mentions Bush’s final pillage. http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/stepfordville.php

Friday, November 14, 2008

35W question

Now that the NTSB has reported the causes of the bridge collapse, my next question is, would they have had that much equipment on the bridge if they had taken a more proactive approach to maintenance?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Team of Rivals

I’ve read that Obama has proposed a "Team of Rivals" cabinet. A real team of rivals might include the following cabinet secretaries:

State - Dennis Kucinich (Noam Chomsky)
Treasury - Ron Paul (Ellen Brown)
Defense - Wesley Clark
Attorney General – (Ralph Nader)
Interior – (Mike Gravel)
Agriculture - Chuck Baldwin
Commerce - Bob Barr
Labor - John Kerry
Health and Human Services - Hillary Clinton
Housing and Urban Development – (Cynthia McKinney)
Transportation - Christopher Dodd
Energy - Al Gore
Education - Colin Powell
Veterans Affairs - John McCain
Homeland Security - Pat Buchanan

(The ones I like are in parentheses. Also Kucinich and Paul might be ok.)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


What types of change are you expecting? I'd like to hear your thoughts...

Some results in Minnesota

We fought hard but lost. I think our opponent rode Obama's coattails...

Republican KIRSTEN LINDBERG 1356 9.29
Democratic-Farmer-Labor JEFF HAYDEN 8795 60.23
Green FARHEEN HAKEEM 4423 30.29
Write-In WRITE-IN** 28 0.19

For U.S. President we came in 6th in MN...

Republican JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN 1275653 43.83
Democratic-Farmer-Labor BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN 1573246 54.05
Socialist Workers RÓGER CALERO AND ALYSON KENNEDY 790 0.03
Independent RALPH NADER AND MATT GONZALEZ 30155 1.04
Libertarian BOB BARR AND WAYNE A. ROOT 9176 0.32
Write-In WRITE-IN** 9484 0.33