'The War Is Not Over'

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Feb 14, 2013
 
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Of course, some billionaires rule the world. The targets are superprofits and this by wars. That is the hole secret of the small minority!
Yes, some Billionaires who are politically connected.

The Tax Code & The Pentagon are the largest.

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Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich- and Cheat Everyone Else
http://tinyurl.com/3ptn5qm / May 18, 2004
One of the country's top investigative reporters reveals how the richest people within the top 1 percent of the country has rigged the tax code and other laws in its favor.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston has been breaking pieces of this story on the front page of The New York Times for nine years, work for which one business school professor calls him ìthe de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United Statesî. With Perfectly Legal, he puts the whole shocking narrative together in a way that will stir up media attention and make readers angry about the state of our country. And he has sound advice on what to do.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/181339-1

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Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense
(And Stick You with the Bill) January 18, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/2yequa
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston joins us to talk about his new book,“Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill).” Johnston reveals how government subsidies and new regulations have quietly funneled money from the poor and the middle class to the rich and politically connected.
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/18/free_lu...
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President Obama – Get Tough on Corporate Welfare
by Ralph Nader / February 12, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/apmd7fv
Ask anti-government ideologues about "welfare" and they are likely to tell you all about an increasingly large group of Americans who are dependent on government handouts. They might refer to the portion of the population who Mitt Romney famously called "the 47 percent," those who consider themselves to be "victims" entitled to government aid. It's actually quite an apt description for many companies such as Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Intel, Microsoft, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boeing, Exxon Mobil, Verizon, PG&E and others.
The phenomenon of corporate welfare -- that is, the hundreds of billions of dollars regularly doled out to just about every large, profitable company in the United States -- is one that I have been challenging for decades. There are hundreds of programs in existence that directly or indirectly provide billions of dollars of taxpayer money to corporations. One might expect that a serious public discussion about curtailing excess "welfare spending" would focus on cutting these enormous handouts to rich corporations, not the small-by-comparison safety net for the poor. Yet somehow, many purveyors of the "stand-on-your-own-two-fe et responsibility" ideology do not apply the same standard to corporations on the dole./ http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/12-9...

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SOTU: Do Policy Proposals Live up to Rhetoric on Wages and Climate Change?/ February 13, 2013 / Video / http://tinyurl.com/b97eadr
Gerald Epstein: Language on wages and climate change could help shift the debate but policy proposals tied to interests of finance and private sector
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php...

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SOTU: Obama Opens Door to Grand Betrayal
Bill Black: President Obama offered up "reform" of Medicare and social security, that is cuts at a time of deep recession / February 13, 2013 / Video http://tinyurl.com/b9lkhkp
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php...

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SOTU: Do Policy Proposals Live up to Rhetoric on Wages and Climate Change?/ February 13, 2013 /
Gerald Epstein: Language on wages and climate change could help shift the debate but policy proposals tied to interests of finance and private sector
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/02/13
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Feb 14, 2013
 
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Howdy Hank..where you been? I and tinyearl miss trying to save your soul...you do have a soul don't you? I mean, isn't that why you care about humanity?
Good One!

Plus, the prayers of your Son are working.

BTW: I enjoy reading You and MUQ.

Both of you make good points.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Obama is a corporate hack wrote:
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Good One!
Plus, the prayers of your Son are working.
BTW: I enjoy reading You and MUQ.
Both of you make good points.
Thanks Tinyearl...enjoy reading your stuff as well. I guess my comrade is re-grouping now that he has confirmed jewish intervention in writing of the Quran...I didn't see that one coming! Stay safe and warm amigo...
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Feb 14, 2013
 
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Billionaires are not "nation building" but superprofits all the time! The best way to do it is war! Capitalism is always having wars!
Which shoe fits Hank?
SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other and then throws the milk
away.

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.

VENTURE CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want
three cows.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5,000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Both are mad.

AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
Nobody believes you, so they bomb the crap out of you and invade your
country.
You still have no cows but at least you are now a Democracy.

AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive.

A GREEK CORPORATION
You have two cows borrowed from French and German banks.
You eat both of them.
The banks call to collect their milk, but you cannot deliver so you call the
IMF.
The IMF loans you two cows.
You eat both of them.
The banks and the IMF call to collect their cows/milk.
You are out getting a haircut
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Feb 14, 2013
 
A GOPer’s logic:
John Kerry, served in Vietnam, was wounded three times, received 3 purple hearts, a bronze star and a silver star – he is labeled a “traitor”!

Ted Nugent, a loudmouth rocker, crapped in his pants to avoid military service but sleeps with an AR-15 next to his bed, verbally threatened the president’s life – he is labeled a “patriot”!

And yes, they want to govern the United States of America ... any questions?

Not only did the Secret Service investigate him but they interrogated the bloody fool for making threats against the President of the United States and members of his cabinet. Quote:“our president and attorney general, our vice president and Hillary Clinton, they’re criminals. We’re Americans because we defied the king ... we are patriots. We are Braveheart, we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off come November.” We are talking about a guy who is bragging of riding into a battlefield when in fact he soiled his pants to avoid the draft – there is a genuine rightwing hero!!!!
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Spocko wrote:
A GOPer’s logic:
John Kerry, served in Vietnam, was wounded three times, received 3 purple hearts, a bronze star and a silver star – he is labeled a “traitor”!
Ted Nugent, a loudmouth rocker, crapped in his pants to avoid military service but sleeps with an AR-15 next to his bed, verbally threatened the president’s life – he is labeled a “patriot”!
And yes, they want to govern the United States of America ... any questions?
Not only did the Secret Service investigate him but they interrogated the bloody fool for making threats against the President of the United States and members of his cabinet. Quote:“our president and attorney general, our vice president and Hillary Clinton, they’re criminals. We’re Americans because we defied the king ... we are patriots. We are Braveheart, we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off come November.” We are talking about a guy who is bragging of riding into a battlefield when in fact he soiled his pants to avoid the draft – there is a genuine rightwing hero!!!!
And I guess there is a point to your incessant ranting?

Kerry...another wall street hack looking out for corporate interests...any questions?
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And I guess there is a point to your incessant ranting?
Kerry...another wall street hack looking out for corporate interests...any questions?
Life is stranger than fiction ain't it
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Think on your sins.

The war has kicked the bucket. The hand of doom has claimed it's prize.

*---------it's gone, now.

May it rest in peace.

RIP the War.
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Feb 15, 2013
 
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Life is stranger than fiction ain't it
Ban mines now, what need is there for mines capable of holding large clips of people?...and require anyone owning a mine to re-register their mine every year...

Eighteen people have been killed in an explosion at a north Russia coal mine, the AP reports, after a deadly methane buildup. Ten bodies have been recovered so far in the Komi region mine. An official tells Russian television that just 23 men were in the mine during the blast; two managed to get out on their own while three were rescued, he says.
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Feb 15, 2013
 
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Life is stranger than fiction ain't it
Ban stampedes now...any anyone owning the thought of a stampede should be required to register that thought every year...and gatherings of large clips of people should also be banned just in case...

Fellow countrymen of muq, but they are not muslim so won't be going to heaven, just fyi...At least 10 people were killed and a dozen more injured today after a stampede broke out at a train station in the northern Indian town where millions of devout Hindus gathered for a religious festival dubbed the "largest human gathering in history." As many as 20 people are feared dead, and some 30 others injured. News reports said the large crowds caused a section of a footbridge at the station to collapse leading to the accident.
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Feb 15, 2013
 
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Ban stampedes now...any anyone owning the thought of a stampede should be required to register that thought every year...and gatherings of large clips of people should also be banned just in case...
Fellow countrymen of muq, but they are not muslim so won't be going to heaven, just fyi...At least 10 people were killed and a dozen more injured today after a stampede broke out at a train station in the northern Indian town where millions of devout Hindus gathered for a religious festival dubbed the "largest human gathering in history." As many as 20 people are feared dead, and some 30 others injured. News reports said the large crowds caused a section of a footbridge at the station to collapse leading to the accident.
PEOPLE don't kill people...stampedes and mines do...
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Feb 15, 2013
 
FYI and to whom it may concern..

Did the war sign a living will back in 2006 or when the hand of doom first showed up (about the 5th post)? It is thought so.

Living Wills are needed because advances in topix allow certain types of posters to prolong and sustain life although the thread will not recover from a persistent vegetative state. Some threads would not desire to remain in that state while others would. Extending life when death is imminent to some threads is only extending the suffering and prolonging the dying process.

Think on your sins.

Foxy is Foxy.
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Feb 15, 2013
 
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Which shoe fits Hank?
SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbor.
COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows
The State takes both and gives you some milk.
FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.
BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other and then throws the milk
away.
TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.
VENTURE CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.
AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.
A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want
three cows.
AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.
A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5,000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.
A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.
AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You worship them.
A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Both are mad.
AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
Nobody believes you, so they bomb the crap out of you and invade your
country.
You still have no cows but at least you are now a Democracy.
AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.
A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive.
A GREEK CORPORATION
You have two cows borrowed from French and German banks.
You eat both of them.
The banks call to collect their milk, but you cannot deliver so you call the
IMF.
The IMF loans you two cows.
You eat both of them.
The banks and the IMF call to collect their cows/milk.
You are out getting a haircut
Another Good One.

http://www.jokes.net/twocows.htm
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Thanks Tinyearl...enjoy reading your stuff as well. I guess my comrade is re-grouping now that he has confirmed jewish intervention in writing of the Quran...I didn't see that one coming! Stay safe and warm amigo...
Yes, too much snow. Time to move South. LOL

I did not know that about the old time Jewish Sages and the Quran.

All Scriptures are written by the Holy Spirit through humankind.

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16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
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PEOPLE don't kill people...stampedes and mines do...
Stay off that hooch yemoron ...
MUQ

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Feb 15, 2013
 
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Glad that you finally admit your prophet was illiterate and incapable of writing literature...now we are getting somewhere...

Perhaps you can clear me up on something, dear comrade...here is where I get very confusikated again. Since Muhammad the conqueror could not read, write and comprehend written words...how in the world did he confirm the accuracy of what he dictated?

Lets face it, if I am to ignorant to read and write yet I trust you to write what I dictate, I have no ability to confirm what I tell you is actually what is written down, true?

Does it not concern you that you base your entire ideology and way of life on illiteracy and jewish slave scribes? You base your beliefs on the written word of jewish slave scribes...Got it comrade MUQ?
Ans.

You sound as if “Not being able to read or write or have a human teacher” is a sort of disadvantage in the case of Prophets of God.

In fact this is the ultimate proof of his sincerity and truthfulness. And this is a proof that all his knowledge was given by the Ultimate Source pf Knowledge!!

If he had a “human teacher” the people would have been wondering about the Greatness of Teacher whose pupil is so illustrious.

And do you know the book “written” by this person, who did not know how to read and write has more commentaries written than any other book in the world.

And his sayings have been collected in hundreds of books and names and biographies of more than 100,000 people are “known” just because they made one of the chains in that transmission chain.

“And the list of his biographers is a long one, which will never end, but it is an honor to find a place in that list” so wrote one of his Most Biased European Biographer.

Not bad for a person who did not know how to read and how to write and had no human teacher.

I did not know that you are so much filled with “hatred and inferiority complex against him”.

Thanks for removing your covers and bare your “base personality” in front of every one on this thread!!

Thank you Comrade!!
MUQ

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Feb 15, 2013
 
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arti...

Euphemisms Away!
A World in Which Truth is a Dying Species

By Gaither Stewart
Contd.

For Russia is back. Russia is not about to roll over like a poodle for America. If Washington is pointing toward another Cold War—this time with even greater stakes and threats to world peace—Russia too is getting ready. Russia feels targeted by America. Russia asks which countries are targets for America’s space shields in East Europe? The U.S. answer is silence.

What country has the type of missiles America aims at intercepting? The answer is Russia. Therefore Russia assumes the U.S. space shield is aimed at it. Now American-led NATO land forces have passed the River Oder into Poland—just as Hitler once did—and deployed its lily pads near Russia’s borders. This is much more menacing than another Cold War.

Russia, in American eyes the enemy of progressive mankind. Russia, guilty of the Great October Revolution of 1917. Russia, a threat to the New World Order. Communist Russia chose a new direction of social evolution, qualitatively different from the Western direction, and it achieved certain successes. Communist Russia’s solutions to fundamental social problems and its quickly developed scientific, intellectual and creative potential in such a short time frightened the West no less than Russia’s military potential and its messianism. For many nations of the world the experience of Socialist Russia became an infectious prototype, a paradigm for the poor of the world. The post-war Soviet Union imposed its social order on the countries of Eastern Europe, immensely increasing its influence in the rest of the world while the Communist idea expanded over the planet.

At that point Capitalism faced the threat of decline or historical death while Soviet Russia became the second Superpower. That meant Cold War. Cold because both sides had enough nuclear power to destroy the planet. For many decades the West feared the Russian threat because it realized that in an open military confrontation between the USA and Soviet Russia, the victory of world Communism might have become real. Under the influence of Russian Communism the West itself had to adopt socialist features for a short time—the profit motive was cut short, an antiracist movement was born in the West, working people insisted on social rights, social security was established, colonialism declined, a kind of popular democracy seemed to be developing; social democracy flourished.
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Such is the accusation against Russia. The threat to “our way of life”. Thus the Russian nation is the heart of evil, the propaganda gnomes preached, guilty of crimes against humanity. We must inculcate in people the truth that Russia is the Empire of Evil, the Soviet period a black hole in the history of mankind, and Socialism a crime against human progress. Russia itself must be destroyed for the sake of the salvation of the Western world and its values.

For Russia the growing number of U.S. bases near their borders threaten to set off new Cold Wars. Great Britain, like empires before it, had to close most of its foreign bases in the midst of an economic crisis in the 1960s and 1970s. The United States is headed in that direction. For surely it is only a question of time before America is forced to do the same—its mountainous national debt ought to be crippling it. But it seems to have discovered the capacity to live on virtual money—at everyone else’s expense.

The USA is again facing the same old conundrum. The US military believes that America must maintain its advantage as Russia and China start to expand their own military. Both are starting from a base a tenth the size of the US military without all the overhead of the cold war infrastructure. But America can’t afford the military machine it maintains today.

Meanwhile Neocon gnomes have convinced Americans that they have a divine right to protect their selfishly affluent lifestyle and the global corporate interests on which it depends—but that Russia, spiritual, messianic Russia, stands in the way to freedom and “our way of life”, the never-ending American dream, which must be preserved at any cost.“Freedom”,“democracy” and “our way of life”(selfish and unsustainable)—all lies in the service of American Empire.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Senior editor Gaither Stewart lives in Rome and serves as European correspondent for The Greanville Post, His latest novel, Lily Pad Roll, was just published by Punto Press. Lily Pad Roll is volume two of Stewart’s Europe Trilogy, dealing with post Cold War espionage, the encirclement of Russia, and the maintenance of a global strategy of tension.
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Ans.
You sound as if “Not being able to read or write or have a human teacher” is a sort of disadvantage in the case of Prophets of God.
In fact this is the ultimate proof of his sincerity and truthfulness. And this is a proof that all his knowledge was given by the Ultimate Source pf Knowledge!!
If he had a “human teacher” the people would have been wondering about the Greatness of Teacher whose pupil is so illustrious.
And do you know the book “written” by this person, who did not know how to read and write has more commentaries written than any other book in the world.
And his sayings have been collected in hundreds of books and names and biographies of more than 100,000 people are “known” just because they made one of the chains in that transmission chain.
“And the list of his biographers is a long one, which will never end, but it is an honor to find a place in that list” so wrote one of his Most Biased European Biographer.
Not bad for a person who did not know how to read and how to write and had no human teacher.
I did not know that you are so much filled with “hatred and inferiority complex against him”.
Thanks for removing your covers and bare your “base personality” in front of every one on this thread!!
Thank you Comrade!!
You make some good points MUQ.

Now, if you compare it with the life of JESUS, when HE was born, Kings from the East came by with gifts and paid homage to HIM.

Also when JESUS was 12 years old HE taught the Pharisees and Scribes in the Temple.

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Matthew 2:1-2

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked,“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Luke 2:46-47

46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

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