Saturday, April 11, 2009

Indictment of Bush Officials May Come in Days

Breaking news: Indictment of Bush Officials May Come in Days Newsweek Breaks Shocking New Revelations About Disappeared Persons From Pinochet to Bush, the Path to Prosecution * The imminent indictment in Spanish courts of former officials of the Bush Administration is being applauded by civil and human rights organizations and legal scholars. The popular wave of support for indictment of Bush officials will inevitably lead to Bush himself. * Newsweek Magazine blew open more shocking news about Bush' system of kidnapping, secret prisons and torture. A secret Red Cross report indicates that many kidnapped and tortured people were turned into "disappeared persons" by the CIA under instructions from Bush and Cheney. A former Bush administration official told Newsweek's Michael Isikoff that the information had been hidden from the Red Cross. "The majority of the people in the CIA program are unaccounted for. We don't know what happened to them," a human rights investigator told Isikoff. * Like Bush, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, thought his power would shield him from criminal prosecution when his regime kidnapped and tortured and assassinated individuals who became known as the "disappeared." It was when Spanish courts brought indictments against Pinochet that everything changed. As Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights said, "the importance of this investigation [in Spain] can not be understated. Contrary to statements by some, the Spanish investigations are not 'symbolic.' Just ask Augusto Pinochet, who was stranded under house arrest in England and who ultimately faced criminal charges in Chile because of the pressure of the Spanish courts. If and when arrest warrants are issued, 24 countries in Europe are obligated to enforce them. The world is getting smaller for the torture conspirators.” Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General has called for the prosecution of Bush and other high officials in the United States, stating, "The greatest danger arising from impunity for President Bush and his cohorts would be that all subsequent officials will feel secure in committing the same crimes and the people, having failed to compel impeachment for such open, notorious and egregious crimes, will feel even more helpless to prevent them. Ultimately the power and the responsibility to prevent criminal acts by government is with the people." Now is the time for massive outreach and publicity. This requires newspaper ads, organizing national call-in days to pressure Congressional representatives, intensive media work, teach-ins and educational forums, and providing literature for people of conscience to distribute in cities and towns across the country. Please consider taking a moment right now to make a donation to this new movement for the indictment of Bush. There is no time to spare. The time to act is now and we will. --All of us at



GT sez: OH, AND LEARN HOW TO KISS YOUR ASS GOODBYE IN A DIGNIFIED MANNER April 11, 2009 Scientists Begin To Whisper The Unthinkable: Complete Annihilation By: Sorcha Faal


This is an edited version of the letter I sent to Dan Norcini (Trader Dan on with whom I have an email relationship. Dan has been attempting to move up here for the last two years from Houston (what a Bush shit hole!) He's very tardy and may not make it. I offered to protect him and his family and show him how to acclimate to this area as fast as possible. I had suggested to him to rent, not buy, up here, as the market is yet to fall another big percentage. If he must buy in, I suggested a good sized parcel of raw land and to put a nice mobile home on it, and then, when the bottom drops out, build his dream home. So here is my slightly edited copy of my letter to Dan Norcini last night. Here's my banking story: GT ********************************************* Well, yesterday the final straw fell on this camel's back. I usually sit down on Friday night, or Saturday mornings, to pay my bills online. I have lots of cheap loans with banks, as I prefer to be a debtor in a period of inflation. Besides, my big plan has been to buy all the toys I want, in my later years, and then die... thus fucking the banks that have been fucking us for so long. And yes, I have a high sense of ethics, morality, etc. But when the 'powers' keep on fucking us, no matter how fairly and honestly we play the game, there comes a point when you just say, "I am now part of the insurgency!" This is all preamble to the story I am about to tell you. I have definitely appreciated our 'email friendship' knowing how many kooks who attack you. But it is important for you to know at the outset that I am the most honest and dependable person you will have ever known. I have spent a lifetime trying to do 'the right thing' only to have been kicked in the nuts by everyone, including my family...(lots of stories to tell there...GOOOOOD stories!) Stories you won't even believe...and I can DOCUMENT them! But... what we all that you can't fool Mother Nature, and Gravity. So here I go with today's most incredible story of the very low level of integrity to which our culture has debased itself. Today, as I began to pay my monthly bills, I logged on to my Sears/Citibank account (Citi bought all the Sears credit business a few years ago) to see what my next payment would be before my paper statement would arrive. I keep a spreadsheet of all my accounts with every possible variable I need to know. I have taken advantage of all the low interest money that has been offered for several years. Hey, it's my own carry trade, right? Borrow cheap from the banks and trade with it. Well, my last teaser loan expired this last month at 2.99% and was supposed to jump up to 14.83%. Not a pleasant rate, but at least I knew what the terms were supposed to be. Well, when I saw what the next payment was supposed to be, I said, "what the fuck is going on?" The payment was DOUBLE what had been at the 2.99% rate. Now my math is pretty damn good having taken calculus and Martian trigonometry, so I knew something didn't fit. It turns out that Citi has chosen to raise the purchase rate on the card of a customer who has paid off every loan, and made every payment ON TIME, and has NO BLEMISH on my superb credit rating, to....hold on to your hat......23.99%!!!!! These IDIOT BANKERS have INTENTIONALLY just created a whole passle of defaults and will get NOTHING. Rather than being 'reasonable', MORAL, and ETHICAL... especially in a time when they KNOW that their 'financial providers' (the majority of Americans) are in a world of trouble, they have chose to GOUGE every last penny they can squeeze out of their dying 'golden goose'. Back to my CitiBank story... I asked to speak to a supervisor when I called in, and got one of those 'syrup voiced' shills they have to repeat the script of rules to you. I told her I knew what the whole game was about (in so many words)...after being told by the initial little girl that they use to field calls... who told me that the time period to 'opt out' of this rate increase had expired on March 31st and that they had notified us in our bills (in a mail stuffer) of this date. Well, I save ALL of the vital mail stuffers, (not the crap offers to buy over-price crap and credit insurance, etc) and would DEFINITELY have saved that one. Anyhow, this 'supervisor shill' tells me that, "I have checked the mystery data, and the opt out period has expired.' She had previously, as they all do, told me how 'sorry she was for the inconvenience', several times, as had the previous little girl. This, after being told REPEATEDLY by the taped message how 'important my business was to them' as I waited for a human being to pick up the damn phone. We all know that one. Well, as I took command of the conversation to avoid the scripted bullshit, the 'superv_shill's' attitude descended rapidly into that of..."they don't pay me enough to listen to an intelligent, and pissed off customer". She fell into repeating, "do you want me to cancel the account?" I told her to not only cancel the account, but that they would not get a single penny of their usury tax from me and that they could go ahead with their practice of ruining a reliable customer's credit rating by defaming me on the credit companies' data banks. As you know, you are only permitted to go up one level to a supervisor to discuss/complain to these criminals. After that, they insulate themselves by requiring you to WRITE to them to some address where, I'm sure the mail goes down a chute to the furnace in the basement. Well, Ms. Superv_shill gave me the address of CEO Vikram Pandit (oh my god, one of the most blatant of the current covey of criminals roaming Wall Street!) Not a VP at Citi, but Vikram himself! Like that asshole is going to care a whit about my objection of HIS DECISION to move the company into LOANSHARKING! (like the message would ever reach him, or anyone with a functioning brain! Second issue... I also got a series of letters for each of my Bank of Amerika accounts that they are also raising my interest rates, and to call them to find out how bad they were going to stab me. They weren't as blatant as Citi, but the whole concept of the TARP takers gouging their client base is BEYOND THE PALE for their exhibition of GREED and lack of any sense of human values. So, what it all comes down to... is that I am THROUGH WITH TAKING ANY MORE SHIT from the assholes that run what's left of this country. I AM NOW ONE OF THE GUERRILLAS who hope to frog march these financial and political pricks out to the cherry trees in DC and hang them!....SLOWLY! For the Wall Street Pricks, I want to take dollar bills and jam them down their fucking throats until they suffocate! I can see this whole country falling into complete BEDLAM this summer, and for sure, before the end of the year. I have all the tools it takes to deal with a moderate sized parcel, and enough weapons and experience to hold off all but the most intensive SWAT attack. I doubt we will survive what's coming anyhow. I fear for peoples' wives and children, especially your youngest babies, in being able to deal with what's coming, because you can't possible educate them fast enough, if at all, to be able to cope with the disaster that is about to unfold. Sad, but true. I'm not a pessimist....I'm just an optimist that hasn't arrived...(Mark Twain) When Citi precipitates the inevitable destruction of my credit record... I am out of here. If there's a heaven...I hope it has all my pets in it and NO PEOPLE! I am prepared to go down in a hail of double ought as the 'do-gooders' come to shape me up to 'fit in' to the new structure. Hey, I've already survived short of 65 years, and I still haven't become a senile idiot. I have much more to convey, but for now this gives you the ESSENTIAL info which you MUST make a decision about....BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE for you to set yourself up in a fairly SAFE environment. There really is no place left that is truly safe. It will take some VERY SANE people to band together to hold off the hordes of imbeciles that will soon be roaming the land to take whatever they can grab to fulfill their immediate needs. All those horror movies of the collapse of civilization are now about to become reality. *****************************

Friday, April 10, 2009


April 9, 2009 World’s Elite Prepare For End As Earth Said Ready To Hit ‘Reset’ Once Again By: Sorcha Faal A disturbing FSB report on the G-20, NATO and US-EU meetings in Europe involving the leaders of the Western Nations this past week states that on the evening of April 3rd, over 500 of our World’s most elite citizens attended a ‘Black Mass’ at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg presided over by Pope Benedict XVI who was secretly flown into France to preside over this most unusual ceremony. According to these reports, those attending this Black Mass included President Obama and his wife, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, nearly all senior members of Europe’s Royal Houses and the top American and European bankers and corporate leaders. Interesting to note too about those attending this ceremony was the presence of former US Congressional leader Newt Gingrich, who like former Prime Minister Blair made a surprise conversion to Roman Catholicism. FOR THE REST:

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Obama Administration Defends, Extends Bush Surveillance Program Wednesday, 08 April 2009 04:21 by Jonathan Turley In yet another break with its campaign promise to fight to restore civil liberties and privacy, the Obama Administration has made a breathtaking claim of state secrets to block a public interest organization from suing the government for illegal surveillance. There is not a scintilla of difference in the legal position of President Obama and the position of President Bush in trying to quash any effort to challenge unlawful surveillance by the government. It appears the “yes we can” means “yes we can do most anything that we want” when it comes to unlawful programs. JONATHON TURLEY IS AN ELOQUENT LAWYER. YOU CAN COUNT ON HIM TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON.


Obama ’s Trip to Iraq - Continuing War and Occupation Wednesday, 08 April 2009 21:35 Share Link: By Kenneth J. Theisen On Tuesday, April 7th President Barack Obama made an unannounced four-hour trip to Baghdad to promote the continuing war there, while pretending to end it. (This is reminiscent of the surprise trips taken there by his predecessor, George W. Bush.) Obama’s Iraq trip was actually confined to Camp Victory, the largest U.S. military base in Iraq. It was more of a photo-op than a trip that involved any real substance. READ THIS ARTICLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING O'BOMB'A DOES IS JUST ANOTHER STAGED DOG AND PONY SHOW TO KEEP THE GUV'MINT HOLDING THE POWER AND THE MONEY... AT OUR EXPENSE.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


THIS CAT LOOKS JUST LIKE MY BLACK CAT, AND ACTS ABOUT THE SAME WAY. This one is for those of you who have a cat that 'owns' them, not the other way around.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009



Bernanke's Financial Rescue Plan: The Glide-path to Destitution By Mike Whitney The United States defaulted on its debt in 1933 when Roosevelt took office and pulled the country off the gold standard, thus, shrugging off the claims of foreign investors who were assured the US would honor its obligations in gold. The dollar plummeted. Bernanke's muddled strategy has the nation walking down that same path once again.




Friday, April 3, 2009 How the Socialists Destroyed Freedom, Independence, and Self-Reliance by Jacob G. Hornberger Have you ever wondered how it is that Americans today have such a completely different attitude toward the federal government than the people who founded our country? Our ancestors looked upon the federal government as the greatest threat to their freedom and well-being. That’s why they limited its powers to a selected few in the Constitution. It’s also why they used the Bill of Rights to expressly prohibit the federal government from violating people’s fundamental rights and to expressly require it to honor important procedural guarantees when it went after people in criminal prosecutions. With the exception of libertarians, Americans today don’t look upon the federal government in way our ancestors did. If modern-day Americans had their druthers, they would let the federal government exercise whatever powers it deemed necessary for the welfare and protection of the nation. That’s in fact why such Americans weren’t bothered in the least when the president and the Pentagon established their Constitution-free zone in Cuba as well as a Constitution-free zone in the United States with respect to the war on terrorism. My hunch is that this marked difference in attitude toward the federal government is due to the welfare state. I think the welfare-statists have been absolutely brilliant in causing Americans to look upon the federal government as their friend and provider rather than as the biggest threat to their freedom and well-being. I once read a tale about a farmer who lived near some woods inhabited by a group of fierce, wild boars. The farmer started leaving out corn every day, which attracted the boars. Gradually, the man began building a fence around the area where the boars were feeding on his corn. Ultimately, he was able to enclose the fence while the boars were feeding. Over time, they became mild, domesticated animals. I think that’s pretty much the strategy that FDR and LBJ and other welfare-statists have used on Americans. Such programs as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education grants, SEC regulations, GI Bill, and the like are much like that corn that that farmer put out to soften up and domesticate those wild boars. By getting Americans to begin feeding on the welfare-state corn, the socialists have been able to convert a nation of independent, self-reliant, fearless people into a nation of dependent, fearful people who are ready to surrender their freedoms to the federal government at the first sign of trouble or crisis. How many times have we heard, “I couldn’t survive without my Social Security” or “I would have died without Medicare” or “I would never have been educated without my education grant or GI Bill”? This has been the great triumph of the welfare-state socialists — making Americans feel so dependent on the federal government’s largess that they could never imagine life without it. Not only does such dependency damage a person’s sense of self-worth, it also induces a child-like mindset toward the government, one that refuses to challenge the government’s policies at a fundamental level. After all, deep within the psyche of the dependent adult is the fear that the government has the power to cut off his dole anytime it wants. The relationship of the American citizen and the federal government is today much like the relationship between a child and his parents. A child might throw tantrums about his parents’ rules and policies, but the child will rarely go too far because he knows that he is dependent on his parents for survival. That’s the way American adults feel toward the federal government — they’ll carp over excesses or abuses but their welfare-state dependency prevents them from going too far. In the last several years, we’ve witnessed this phenomenon firsthand in both foreign and domestic affairs. People will carp about how the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan are not being handled properly or they’ll carp about how the politicians and bureaucrats have mismanaged the housing and mortgage crisis. But the thought that the federal government’s very own policies produced the crises and are now exacerbating them is something that is just too frightening for welfare-state-dependent Americans to accept and confront. How sad. What began as a nation of fiercely independent, fearless, self-reliant people who distrusted the federal government and who never would have embraced socialistic programs has been turned into a nation of fearful, dependent people who look upon the federal government as their parent and provider. Even sadder is the fact that like those boars feeding on that farmer’s corn, Americans have lost their freedom in the process. Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation.



Sunday, April 5, 2009




The New World Order by Bill Bonner London, England In London, last night: "You weren't here today," began the cab driver. "You missed the excitement. You know, the G20 meeting. They held it here in London... "Some lads got out of control. They smashed a window over at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and then broke up the computers and so forth... "Nothing very important, but the media makes a big thing of it. They kept talking about that G20 meeting - as if they were going to change the whole world - New World Order and all that...but what could they change? These hotshots at the banks took some bad bets. Now they've got to pay for them. What's all the fuss about?" Clearly, our cab driver should go back to school. He could study macroeconomics and learn about counter-cyclical fiscal stimulus...and the multiplier effect...and the need to restore liquidity to the financial sector. Then, he could be spouting the same claptrap as other commentators. He could get on board with the plans to save capitalism from...well, from capitalism! It's all very well for the capitalists to make money, he will discover, but when they begin to lose it, well government has to step in and bail them out. The "creative" part of capitalism is fine...but spare us the destruction, okay. Yesterday, the heads of state of the world's 20 leading countries decided to put more muscle into their efforts to stop capitalism's downswing. Notably, they decided to treble the budget of the IMF. In all, today's International Herald Tribune tells us it's a "One Trillion Dollar Deal." Gordon Brown pronounced it a "New World Order," which sounds a lot like what George Bush I was aiming for 15 years ago. One world government. One multi-national police force. Harmonized tax collection. (No more tax havens...nowhere to run...nowhere to hide...) Keep the masses happy with bread and circuses...and "wars" against imaginary and unnecessary enemies. (The War on Terror and now - the War on Depression.) Hey, maybe we'll all have to speak Esperanto, too... But at least now the IMF will be about to bailout more bankrupt governments before it goes broke itself. Most of the money is coming from a country that doesn't have any: the U.S.A. Look up. What do you see? Why, it's our Dollar Crash Flag. The dollar's days are numbered. What's the number? We don't know. But whatever it was a week ago, it is a smaller number now. Yesterday, the dollar gave up a little ground. The euro rose to $1.24. Oil went up to $52. Gold, however, fell hard - down to $904. Gold stocks, on the other hand, did rather well. Hugo Chavez was in the Mideast this week at a meeting of oil producers. He called for a new petro-currency...which, we suppose, is a currency backed by oil. The Associated Press: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought Arab support Tuesday for a proposed oil-backed currency to challenge the U.S. dollar in his latest swipe at Washington's dominance in global financial affairs." He probably won't get very far with that. But he's not the only one looking for a solution to a crisis that hasn't happened yet. The dollar's been king of the monetary mountain for a long time. But it had better be it's back ...give a little of the food to a dog before eating it itself. Rivals are plotting against it. Much of the world wants to dethrone "King Dollar," says the French financial journal, La Tribune. China has already called for a new reserve currency based on IMF Special Drawing Rights. What's more, it's worked out bilateral agreements with many of its neighbors to swap goods, rather than use the dollar as a common unit of exchange. This week, it went further afield, making a deal with Argentina. This is the first deal of its kind in the Latin American world. But it's probably not the last. People see trouble coming with the greenback. They don't want it to hurt their sales of raw materials to China. The Russians, too, have called for a new reserve currency. They, like the Arabs and Chavez, are sellers of raw materials. They don't want to get stuck with dollars that are losing their value. That's the real New World Order...the United States will find it harder to stay in the driver's seat of this bus...and the U.S. currency will no longer give Americans an automatic ticket to the first class section...