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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Solitude

Solitude

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
December 31, 2016

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.

Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.

Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,—
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.

There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Earth From Space

Earth From Space

By Lydia Hirsch
Dissident Voice.org
December 29, 2016

Looking at a photograph of Earth from space,
I am amazed by our ability to observe ourselves from afar,
to observe our existence in itself and relative to the solar system,
the galaxy, the universe.

I imagine myself as this isolated observer, the astronaut.
Outside of the gravitational pull of daily concerns,
I am able to see our planet more clearly, more fully.
I see its shades of blue, its sweeping storms, its continents:
it is beautiful.

From far away, it is small and delicate,
a ball for a young god to play with,
a tiny island of life.

I see that our existence is extremely precarious.
I remember that I was not born of this sterile space environment,
but of the warmth and wildness of the Earth,
which is, as far as we know, unique.

We live in strange times.
We have an advanced ability to watch ourselves,
an immense fascination with observing ourselves from afar,
and yet we cannot watch ourselves.

Or we can only watch ourselves
as our existence becomes increasingly precarious.
Our planet seems small, vulnerable, defenseless against celestial collisions,
a tiny ball in the hands of a heartless universe.

But Earth’s worst enemies are its own inhabitants,
who care not for its shades of blue,
for whom the next hundred or thousand years do not exist.
Who value more their shades of green.

What does it matter to them if someone else’s water is clean?

Seeing the Earth from far away,
I feel closer than ever to its unique beauty.
Beauty which comes from fish swimming through salty ocean water,
orangutans laughing with leaves on their heads,
and humans singing together, carrying water from the well, writing poetry.

We can enjoy this beauty for so much longer
or destroy what, as far as we know, only we have been given.


http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/12/earth-from-space

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I Speak of Palestine

I Speak of Palestine

By Robert L. Green
December 27, 2016

I speak of your insistence
on believing what you’re told
to be so blind:
you must have learned
what not to know
to be so cold that you can say
“These people do belong
inside this tomb."

They cannot move
or live
or eat
And, yes,
I speak of Palestine.

You cannot hold
its fate is just
and not be part
of grinding up
their bones and blood
to mix with desert earth
and olive oil
to build your state, your jail;
a wall surrounds
their place, like this:
a torture room
a starving field
a stolen home
a human shield
a bullet for a child
and poison gas on village streets
their food, their food!

Their food is gone
you cleanse
and push
and punish
taking what you want
to have for you alone.

We know it’s rape,
and though the world records
your names and deeds,
the future courts and trials
will not revive
the dead, displaced and missing.

And yes, I speak of Palestine.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Lost Sheep of Israel

The Lost Sheep of Israel

By Expotera
December 24, 2016

On Friday December 23, 2016 The United Nations Security Council
adopted a resolution that condemned new Israeli settlement
construction.

The 15-member Security Council’s vote on the measure passed 14
to 0, with the United States ambassador as the lone abstention.

Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon denounced the measure and
castigated the Security Council Members who had approved it
and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded by
openly stating and saying the following:

“Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the U.N. and
will not abide by its terms. The Security Council does nothing to
stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, instead they
turn their focus on Israel and they disgracefully gang up on the one
true democracy in the Middle East, Israel, and calls the Western
Wall ‘occupied territory.’ The Obama administration not only failed
to protect Israel against the UN's obsession with Israel, it
collaborated with the UN behind Israel's back. Israel looks forward
to working with President-elect Trump and with all our friends in
Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, to negate the harmful
effects of this absurd resolution."

So in response to both Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon and
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's individual responses
above, I now very simply say the following below:

Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.
I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. ~ Matthew 10:34

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)
and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and
are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan. ~ Revelation 2:9

You are under a curse, your whole nation, because you are
robbing me. ~ Malachi 3:9

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go
preach, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand".... ~ Matthew
10:6-7

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? ~ Galatians 4:16

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Terry 'TBear' Smith

Terry 'TBear' Smith

By Expotera
December 22, 2016

Yesterday I received some extremely sad news in regards to truly
one of the most honest, sincere, loving, caring, affable, humble,
dependable, strongest, wisest, and best childhood friend's that
I ever, ever, had while growing up as kid, Mr. Terry 'TBear' Smith.

Terry and I have known one another since we were four years old
and to this very day, I have never in my life met and/or befriended
another human being who was as, "Nice" or who was as, "Positive"
as Terry was and I am truly, truly, going to miss his big huge smile,
his big huge heart, and his big huge, "Bear Hugs" as well.

When I think of Terry, I always think of a quote that President
Nelson Mandela once said that goes as follows:

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is
our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves,
who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually,
who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small
doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born
to make manifest that glory of God that is within us; It's in everyone
and as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people
permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

You see, Terry 'TBear' Smith was always letting his own little light,
"Shine" so this is why anyone who ever met him, befriended him,
or who was just simply around him for any length or period of time,
automatically feel in love with him simply because he consciously
gave everyone around him permission to let all of our little lights,
"Shine" as well, because his mere presence automatically liberated
all others around him which is why the news of his sudden passing
is so extremely sad, as well as so extremely heart breaking at this
present time.

So, "Rest In Eternal Love and Eternal Peace" Terry 'TBear' Smith,
my once in a lifetime childhood friend and beautiful Brother from
a different beautiful Mother because there are so, so, so, many of
us who are now very openly grieving your loss, but the wonderful
memories that I have of the two of us being, "Baptized" together as
well as growing up together are what I am now very fondly looking back on, as well as very, very, tightly now holding on to because in the final and closing words of Shawn Jenkins, "Find comfort in your wonderful memories.....let them dry your tears".....

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

It's Mourning In America

It's Mourning In America

By Expotera
Illustration By Ben Garrison
December 20, 2016

It's Mourning In America....

Yes that's right, "It's Mourning In America" because yesterday
the Electoral College officially elected, "Donald J. Trump" as
the 45th President of the United States of America, AND, the
United States of America is currently well over, "$20 Trillion"
dollars in debt, AND, the U.S. Military knows that, "Israel" was
behind 911, AND, the FBI knows that, "ISIS" is Israel, as well,
so in short, and inclosing, "It's Mourning In America"....

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Google: Happy Birthday Tony

Google: Happy Birthday Tony

By Expotera
December 18, 2016

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we
are born and the day we discover why. ~ William Barclay

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not
too much. ~ George Harrison

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves
the gift of living well. ~ Voltaire

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever and
we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the
one celebration that never can end. ~ Richard David Bach

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

So, happy, "Birth" day, Mom, and, "Thank You" for adopting,
for raising, and for unconditionally loving an abandon baby
boy like me, and a very special, "Thank You" to Google, for
very kindly wishing me a, "Happy Birthday" as well. ~ Tony

Friday, December 16, 2016

Justice

Justice

By Langston Hughes
December 16, 2016

That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black's are wise:

Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes.

Monday, December 12, 2016

The 12 Laws of Karma

The 12 Laws of Karma

By Raven Aurlineus
Conscious Panda.com
December 12, 2016

What is Karma?

Karma is the Sanskrit word for action.

It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have
a reaction’.

When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will
react accordingly.

This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended,
but most people will not be able eradicate it.

This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly
for the sake of education or learning.

A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he
will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his
suffering.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse whether the laws are man-made
or universal.

To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds
of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about
karmic laws.

1. The Great Law

“As you sow, so shall you reap.” This is also known as the “Law of
Cause and Effect.”

If what we want is happiness, peace, love, and friendship, then we
should BE happy, peaceful, loving and a true friend.

Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.

2. The Law of Creation

Life doesn’t just happen. It requires our participation.

We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.

Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.

Be yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have
in your life.

3. The Law of Humility

You can’t change something if you refuse to accept it.

If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait
that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused
on a higher level of existence.

4. The Law of Growth

“Wherever you go, there you are.”

For us to grow in Spirit, it is we who must change, and not the
people, places or things around us.

The only given we have in our lives is ourselves, and that is the
only factor we have control over.

When we change who and what we are within our hearts, our lives
follow suit and change too.

5. The Law of Responsibility

Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something
wrong in me.

We mirror what surrounds us, and what surrounds us mirrors us;
this is a Universal Truth.

We must take responsibility for what is in our life.

6. The Law of Connection

Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very
important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is
connected.

Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.

Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.

Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance,
as they were both needed to accomplish the task.

Past, Present and Future are all connected.

7. The Law of Focus

You cannot think of two things at the same time.

Because of this, when our focus is on Spiritual Values, it
is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed
or anger.

8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality

If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your
life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular
truth.

Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned
into actual PRACTICE.

9. The Law of Here and Now

Looking backward to examine what was or forward to worry
about the future prevents us from being totally in the here
and now.

Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent
us from having new ones.

10. The Law of Change

History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to
change our path.

11. The Law of Patience and Reward

All rewards require initial toil.

Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.

True joy comes from doing what we’re suppose to be doing,
and knowing that the reward will come in its own time.

12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration

You get back from something whatever you have put into it.

The true value of something is a direct result of the energy
and intent that is put into it.

Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.

Lackluster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do
they work to diminish it.

Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.


http://consciouspanda.com/the-12-laws-of-karma

Thursday, December 8, 2016

I Believe

I Believe

By Sienna Harlequinn
December 08, 2016

I believe that the sun shines after the rain
I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain
I believe in not doing things the easy way
I believe that being selfish doesn’t pay

I believe in a second chance
I believe in a life long romance
I believe there is life after death
And standing up to a life of mess

I believe in love at first sight
I believe that revenge isn’t right
I believe that first impressions last
And there is nothing better then a good laugh

I believe that dreams do come true
I believe there's destiny for me and you
I believe that good things come to those who wait
I believe love never arrives too late

I believe something good comes from something bad
I believe that for tears of happiness there are tears of sad
I believe everyone has a guardian angel
And the good you do will be rewarded well

I believe sometimes there is no explanation
I believe money can't buy people's affection
I believe you don't know what you've got until it's gone
I believe a new day arrives with every dawn

I believe a smile can be contagious
I believe in being very outrageous
I believe in living with no regrets
I believe that life is as good as it gets

I believe that God watches over us
I believe the little things are worth the fuss
I believe you have each friend for a reason
I believe you will get punished for treason

I believe that what comes first is family
I believe we should all live in harmony
I believe in making the most of a beautiful day
And it's not the end until everything's okay

I believe absence makes the heart grow fonder
I believe you will lose if you sit and wonder
I believe every experience teaches you a lesson
And nothing cures better then a drinking session

I believe everyone has one true love
I believe sometimes we need a little shove
I believe the whole world is a stage
I believe we only get better with age

I believe that to learn you have to live
I believe that to love someone you have to give
I believe one moment can change your life
And there's still help when you’re in strife

I believe everyone has one true friend
I believe love helps a broken heart mend
I believe in the power of a song
And things will change before too long

I believe living is the best experience
I believe in not laughing at other people’s expense
I believe it’s hard to watch a lover leave
And when they’re gone all you can do is breath

I believe to always look on the bright side
I believe that life is just one big ride
I believe when I die people will grieve
But it’s ok because I believe

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Isaiah's Calling

Isaiah's Calling

By Isaiah 6:8
December 4, 2016

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" ~ Isaiah 6:8

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dreams

Dreams

By Langston Hughes
November 30, 2016

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams,
For when dreams go,
Life is a barren field,
Frozen with snow.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Collective Awareness

Collective Awareness

By Peter Van Els
OpEdNews.com
November 28, 2016

REWRITE HISTORY

An evolved future for mankind would be possible if wise men would
rewrite said history, based upon newfound truths, so that mankind
can finally truly evolve.

Otherwise history keeps repeating itself, because man
did not or will not learn from their recidivist mistakes.

True change is achieved with the realization that history is/was
written by the victor, or the ones who hold on to a position of
power, and the realization that history is twisted and biased.

Every holy book has been manipulated, kept secret (i.e. the
women's status in holy books) to control the people.

There is no truth in lies and human beings are still lost, still
roaming, being blind in the land of the blind.

Large and ancient, cultivated civilizations like the Inca's, the
Aztecs, the Greek, the Romans, Spain and France's world empires,
these rich cultures were frequently destroyed by delusion of
grandeur.

As in the Renaissance en the enlightenment period thereafter,
which was a very clarifying period where there was a latency
to want to change in favor of the human race and for the inner
well being of the latter.

All those civilizations lost, only history remains and almost all
knowledge and wisdom from those civilizations, disappeared.

Our modern civilization is still based on primal instincts.

In the era of the anthropoid ape, there was no spoken language
and they communicated by emitting sounds and using gestures.

At that time in history, lying did not exist because it was easy to
read the body language (the truth does not need many words).

Women were very important, for they gave birth to new life, and
newborns were a gift from the Gods (men did not yet now of his
contribution to new life).

Men had a serving role and were protectors of the tribe.

After man figured out he was an important contributor to the
continuity of his kin, the importance of women/men changed as
men seized more power and this translates to: the more power,
the more descendants (primal instinct).

A man wants to transmit as many genes as possible and a woman
seeks a suitable candidate, who is strong, powerful, handsome,
wise etc.

And although man still considers himself a conqueror,
the final choice lies with women.

A man can only try his best, boast with a nice car,
beautiful/expensive clothes, be muscular etc.

Another primal instinct of man is the will to hunt, which can be
seen in modern masculine behavior, when he steps out of his car
to swiftly approach his goal, or in a store, consciously making a
choice (to be the first predator approaching the prey).

Man pulled himself closer to power, wanted to be king of the hill
and stay as such.

The alfa male, a great leader to his tribe, endeavors to obtain
providence, happiness and wellbeing for his followers and thus
avoids suffering.

From that point of view to seize and remain in control of power,
the holy books were written to subdue, oppress and control the
people.

I would, myself, like to believe, but my faith is one of Love,
eternal light, conscience and soul.

And while I respect believers and non-believers alike, when it is
a genuine choice by free will, everyone is free to believe who or
what they want.

At least when it is not harmful for the development of the
individual and the community.

UNKNOWN POSSIBILITIES

If an individual can learn, why wouldn't mankind be able to?

Imagine the unlimited possibilities it would have, where we'd
be as humans, if we were to be guided from the beginning by
spiritual and factual truths.

These are, among other things: to care for our descendants,
protect, raise and educate our own, love and contribute to
society.

Spiritual truths: develop one's self (rise and fall) as a human being,
grow spiritually from love -- we do not achieve anything in this life,
we are merely on the way to it -- We have had so many enlightened
spirits and great thinkers like Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mohammed,
Ghandi, Bagwan and the Dalai Lama.

All of them examples of how an individual can evolve, but
collective awareness is still in its baby steps regarding this.

For the time being, there is no collective awareness.

COLLECTIVE AWARENESS (EVOLUTION)

Where would we be this instants, if our collective awareness
had been developed?

People claim Einstein had the biggest brain and that Jesus Christ
could perform miracles.

When we develop LOVE (divinity), the sky is the limit.

If science was to serve mankind.

If children could benefit from real education, to be stimulated
and able them to develop their talents and aptitudes.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Collective-Awareness-by-Peter-Van-Els-AWARENESS_Collective-Action_Collective-Intelligence_Faith-161116-842.html

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Prayer

A Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Prayer

By First People
November 26, 2016

GREETINGS TO THE NATURAL WORLD

The People

Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue.

We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony
with each other and all living things.

So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings
and thanks to each other as people.

Now our minds are one.

The Earth Mother

We are all thankful to our Mother, the Earth, for she gives us all
that we need for life.

She supports our feet as we walk about upon her.

It gives us joy that she continues to care for us as she has from
the beginning of time.

To our mother, we send greetings and thanks.

Now our minds are one.

The Waters

We give thanks to all the waters of the world for quenching our thirst and providing us with strength.

Water is life.

We know its power in many forms‐waterfalls and rain, mists and streams, rivers and oceans.

With one mind, we send greetings and thanks to the spirit of Water.  

Now our minds are one.

The Fish

We turn our minds to the all the Fish life in the water.

They were instructed to cleanse and purify the water.

They also give themselves to us as food.

We are grateful that we can still find pure water.

So, we turn now to the Fish and send our greetings and thanks.

Now our minds are one.

The Plants

Now we turn toward the vast fields of Plant life.

As far as the eye can see, the Plants grow, working many wonders.

They sustain many life forms.

With our minds gathered together, we give thanks and look forward
to seeing Plant life for many generations to come.

Now our minds are one.

The Food Plants

With one mind, we turn to honor and thank all the Food Plants
we harvest from the garden.

Since the beginning of time, the grains, vegetables, beans and
berries have helped the people survive.

Many other living things draw strength from them too.

We gather all the Plant Foods together as one and send them a
greeting of thanks.

Now our minds are one.

The Medicine Herbs

Now we turn to all the Medicine herbs of the world.

From the beginning they were instructed to take away sickness.

They are always waiting and ready to heal us.

We are happy there are still among us those special few who
remember how to use these plants for healing.

With one mind, we send greetings and thanks to the Medicines
and to the keepers of the Medicines.

Now our minds are one.

The Animals

We gather our minds together to send greetings and thanks to
all the Animal life in the world.

They have many things to teach us as people.

We are honored by them when they give up their lives so we
may use their bodies as food for our people.

We see them near our homes and in the deep forests.

We are glad they are still here and we hope that it will always
be so.

Now our minds are one

The Trees

We now turn our thoughts to the Trees.

The Earth has many families of Trees who have their own
instructions and uses.

Some provide us with shelter and shade, others with fruit,
beauty and other useful things.

Many people of the world use a Tree as a symbol of peace
and strength.

With one mind, we greet and thank the Tree life.

Now our minds are one.

The Birds

We put our minds together as one and thank all the Birds
who move and fly about over our heads.

The Creator gave them beautiful songs.

Each day they remind us to enjoy and appreciate life.

The Eagle was chosen to be their leader.

To all the Birds‐from the smallest to the largest‐we send
our joyful greetings and thanks.

Now our minds are one.

The Four Winds

We are all thankful to the powers we know as the Four Winds.

We hear their voices in the moving air as they refresh us and
purify the air we breathe.

They help us to bring the change of seasons.

From the four directions they come, bringing us messages
and giving us strength.

With one mind, we send our greetings and thanks to the
Four Winds.

Now our minds are one.

The Thunderers

Now we turn to the west where our grandfathers,
the Thunder Beings, live.

With lightning and thundering voices, they bring
with them the water that renews life.

We are thankful that they keep those evil things
made by Okwiseres underground.

We bring our minds together as one to send greetings
and thanks to our Grandfathers, the Thunderers.

Now our minds are one.

The Sun

We now send greetings and thanks to our eldest Brother, the Sun.

Each day without fail he travels the sky from east to west,
bringing the light of a new day.

He is the source of all the fires of life.

With one mind, we send greetings and thanks to our Brother,
the Sun.

Now our minds are one.

Grandmother Moon

We put our minds together to give thanks to our oldest
Grandmother, the Moon, who lights the night‐time sky.

She is the leader of woman all over the world, and she
governs the movement of the ocean tides.

By her changing face we measure time, and it is the Moon
who watches over the arrival of children here on Earth.

With one mind, we send greetings and thanks to our Grandmother,
the Moon.

Now our minds are one.

The Stars

We give thanks to the Stars who are spread across the sky
like jewelry.

We see them in the night, helping the Moon to light the darkness
and bringing dew to the gardens and growing things.

When we travel at night, they guide us home.

With our minds gathered together as one, we send greetings
and thanks to the Stars.

Now our minds are one.

The Enlightened Teachers

We gather our minds to greet and thank the enlightened
Teachers who have come to help throughout the ages.

When we forget how to live in harmony, they remind
us of the way we were instructed to live as people.

With one mind, we send greetings and thanks to these
caring teachers.

Now our minds are one.

The Creator

Now we turn our thoughts to the creator, or Great Spirit, and send
greetings and thanks for all the gifts of Creation.

Everything we need to live a good life is here on this Mother Earth.

For all the love that is still around us, we gather our minds together
as one and send our choicest words of greetings and thanks to the
Creator.

Now our minds are one.

Closing Words

We have now arrived at the place where we end our words.

Of all the things we have named, it was not our intention
to leave anything out.

If something was forgotten, we leave it to each individual
to send such greetings and thanks in their own way.

Now our minds are one.
http://www.firstpeople.us/html/A-Haudenosaunee-Thanksgiving-
Prayer.html

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 24, 2016

For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food,

For love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Left Politicizes Everything

The Left Politicizes Everything

By Christopher Manion
Lew Rockwell.com
November 21, 2016

A long time ago there appeared in the once-revered New Yorker
a cartoon.

The scene was a concert venue, where a string quartet was about
to perform.

As the audience grew quiet, the cellist coughed, laid his bow to
one side, and said:

“Before we begin, I would like to say a few words about the war
in Viet Nam.”

Back then it was funny. Today it is a farce.

As a long-time music critic for Saturday Review and High Fidelity
magazines, I had a lasting and fairly informed impression that the
rudest audiences in the country were in Boston.

Enter New York.

When Donald Trump’s VP Mike Pence decided to have a relaxing
evening away from work with his wife last Friday, they went to
see Hamilton, a popular musical.

No sooner did they arrive, than the tony crowd erupted in catcalls
and boos.

Gee, these poor rich kids had never seen anybody famous before!

The braying continued interrupting the performance,
which descended into pure swill and culminated with
an asinine political pout by some actor from the stage.

He and his “diverse” fellow performers were “alarmed and anxious”
by Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence, he plaintively whined, apparently on
the edge of tears (why they’d all gone out and gotten concealed
carry permits the day after the election!)

This canned insult was, as they say, “staged.”

What lessons can we derive from this?

First, the principle: the Left politicizes everything.

Everything.

From preschool to the New York stage, the Left politicizes
everything. Even at musicals, the Red Guard is watching.

Second, the tactic: the mode of politicization adopted by
the Left is that of that fat blowhard from North Korea.

You know, the one where, if you fall asleep during one of his
dazzling and endless orations, you get blown up as an artillery
target practice target for your sins.

Third, the moral: yes, they are sins. The Left denies the Spirit –
Remember, Karl Marx said you can even ask about it.

That’s the forbidden question, after all.

So all “sins” are dumped into the Left’s callous cauldron of politics.

Fourth, the players: the cast members are desperate for work.
There are thousands of talented wannabe stars lined up in the
wings ready to take their place.

They have to perform–not their assigned lines, of course, but their
assigned role as plastic dummies casting frightened shadows on the
walls of Plato’s cave. One false move and the Thought Police will
send you to the Ministry of Love.

Andres Segovia, who virtually created the classical guitar and much
of its repertoire, performed as a soloist throughout the world.

If someone in the audience dared clear to his throat as silence
was descending upon the concert hall, el maestro would pause,
slowly look up, and cast a scornful look in that poor soul’s
direction.

Silence would return.

But not to New York. No, not one member of the union cast of
Hamilton dared to shoot a silent glare at the boorish glitterati,
who were gloating in their opportunity to degrade the evening’s
experience.

Insist on simple dignity?

Why that would offend the audience full of shallow millionaires
who insisted on perverting the performance with their pompous
preening.

No, that cast member would be exiled and become an instant
has-been.

His career over, he would never again be called to audition for
a role at Central Casting.

Diversity does, after all, have its limits.

Fifth, the mandatory self-abasement of the repentant bourgeois:
to top off the fraudulent charade, a designated cast member read
a statement to the audience, directed toward Pence.

Why the cast was “alarmed and anxious” by the election! (Pence
should have sent them all balloons, milk, and cookies, but I
digress).

Sixth, the lie: Of course, the pretense of the peroration was
that it was Trump who alarmed these star bound snowflakes.

Not so. They were not afraid of Trump. After all, what could
he do to harm them? Nothing.

But wait – who could harm them? Who were they really afraid of?

The dirty little secret: the cast members were scared to death that
the kingpins in the entertainment industry would punish them
forever if they did not debase their supposedly artistic performance
into just one more hackneyed political stunt.

They are afraid for their careers.

They were afraid, all right, and they should be: if they do not
mouth the Party’s required perorations, their career will be
finished.

Consider: why couldn’t one cast member stand up and say,
“Look, I’m just an artist, let’s keep politics out of it.”

Those words you will never hear in the entertainment world
no more than you will ever hear a sweet young thing arriving
in Hollywood just off the bus from Kansas tell the casting
director at her first audition, “Look, I’m a virgin, just let me
try out for the part on my own merits.”

Hamilton’s cast is terrified and their fears are real. Jobs are
tight in the entertainment world.

The competition in Show Biz is every bit as tough as the NFL
or the NBA.

For every one on the field or on the court, there are literally
millions of wannabes who didn’t make the big leagues.

One of my music partners with a successful worldwide operation
tells me that for every classical pianist on a major stage, there
are literally a thousand worldwide who are just as good.

That’s why you’ll see gimmicks galore – a branded persona,
a slinky dress, PR flaks galore, a painfully stage-managed
shtick that Liberace would envy.

Back to New York:

There’s a popular story among music critics.

Sir Thomas Beecham was once conducting an opera
at Convent Garden. The cast included a real horse.

Even the finest horses cannot be house trained, of course,
so this non-union bit player did his part by relieving himself
on stage.

Sir Thomas, baton at the ready, turned to the audience
and said, “Egad! A critic!”

This time around, the cast of Hamilton didn’t even need
the horse.

Nor did the New York boors.

They are two-dimensional apparatchiks programmed to cheer
the Deal Leader or, when challenged by reality, to indulge in
their two- hour version of the Two Minutes Hate.

To quote Bo Diddley, who do they love?

Consider: had Madonna the self-proclaimed pro-Hillary fellatio
queen, walked in that night, they would have stood up and
cheered.

No doubt a lot of them would have gotten in line.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/11/christopher-manion/left-politicizes-everything

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Obama's Hollow Legacy

Obama's Hollow Legacy

By Margaret Kimberley
Counterpunch.org
November 19, 2016

Obama’s legacy is in tatters, and that is good news.

Donald Trump’s victory was not just a win over Hillary Clinton,
but against Democratic Party policies that silenced the rank and
file.

For years Democrats became convinced that the only means of
keeping Republicans at bay was to go along with their party
leadership without complaint.

If they wanted to expand trade deals that stole workers’ jobs,
so be it.

The people who marched against the invasion of Iraq folded
their tents when Democrats became the party of endless war.

When Obama promoted austerity and, “grand bargains” with
Republicans not a word was uttered.

Even Black Lives Matter refused to point out that the Obama
Justice Department left killer cops unpunished.

Barack Obama is nothing if not consistent.

While Democrats take to the streets in protest against president
elect Trump, Obama declares that the man he once called unfit
is not an ideologue, but a, “pragmatist.”

No one should be surprised about the conciliatory tone. Obama
never had a problem with Republicans.

They may have obstructed him, but he was always happy to assist
them because he wasn’t really opposed to their policies.

The most obvious example of Obama’s lack of substance was
his relationship with black Americans.

His disdain and contempt for the people who loved him the
most was clear to anyone who paid attention.

Jokes about “cousin Pookie” and parents serving fried chicken for
breakfast should have been seen as the racist screeds they clearly
were.

But the desire to see a black face in a prominent place endures
to our detriment.

Obama won by making himself palatable to white people while
also taking advantage of undeserved black pride.

Hillary Clinton would be the president elect if the new voters who
emerged in 2008 had remained committed to the Democratic Party.

But their loyalty was to the imagery of Barack Obama as president.

Their joy was confined to seeing him meet the queen of England
alongside his first lady or disembarking from Air Force One with
his signature swagger.

The sight of Barack and Michelle hosting a state dinner was enough
to make black hearts swoon.

Policy initiatives need not intrude upon the love fest.

The end result of this unrequited and superficial love was
six million fewer votes cast for Hillary Clinton in 2016 than
for Obama in 2012.

The apocryphal cousin Pookie stayed home and no one should
be surprised. There is no secret to keeping voters engaged.

They are engaged if their needs are met. Deliver for voters
and they deliver in the voting booth.

Even the unpopular and shady Hillary Clinton could have won
Michigan if the people of Flint had received the federal help
they needed so badly.

Not only did the Obama environmental protection agency allow
the beleaguered city to be given contaminated water, but he
showed up for a photo opportunity and did nothing else as
residents suffered.

He drank a glass of water, posed for the cameras and returned
to Washington.

The people of Flint are still living under conditions Americans
think of as being, “Third World.”

The response to Trump’s victory should mean more than protesting
policies the Democrats now have little ability to fight.

This moment presents an opportunity for much needed
introspection and mea culpas.

Millions of people did more than just accept Democratic
Party policy.

They supported actions they would have rejected if carried
out by a Republican or a white Democrat.

They supported Muammar Gaddafi when Republicans
were president but averted their eyes to his murder
when committed by a Democrat.

They even voted for the person who bragged about the killing.

Democratic voters must ask themselves why they said nothing when
their party promoted trade deals that were against their interests.

Ultimately that acquiescence led to defeat at Trump’s hands.

The Obama team’s propaganda skills were legendary but the day
of reckoning revealed the, "emptiness" of what they produced.

The corporate media acted like scribes under White House direction
and declared that Russia was an enemy state and its president a
21st century Hitler.

Now it is Donald Trump, the self-promoting reality television star,
who declares his willingness to talk to his Russian counterpart.

It is the sort of behavior that Democrats once valued.

Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton began the
tradition of getting Democrats to support what they didn’t like.

Obama perfected the art, which ultimately led to the debacle.

He will certainly not be the last to tempt the party faithful but
in 2016 Democrats sold their souls and ended up with nothing.

Defeat creates the most hollow feelings of all.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/18/obamas-hollow-legacy

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

By Expotera
November 17, 2016

The Color Purple

For those who would seek to ascend the throne of royalty by their
own ambition, the color, "Purple" also signifies jealousy.

Jealous ambition was the original sin of Satan, who said, "I will be like the Most High" (Isaiah 4:14).

Jealous ambition seeks ruling power, which is the prerogative of God.

Thus, purple also is the color for jealousy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

An Open Letter To Black People

An Open Letter To Black People

By Expotera
November 15, 2016

Dear Fellow Black People:

My name is Tony Whitcomb and I am one of the 13% of African
American males who voted for Donald Trump for President last
week.

I am also one of the .0000000001% of black men who is both the
Founder and CEO of his own multi-billion dollar Internet start-up,
which was completely, "STOLEN" away from me, by a, "White Guy"
by the name of Bill Gates and also by a, "Black Guy" by the name
of Barack Obama.

I am also a black man who once upon time was married to a,
"White Woman" and together we have a bi-racial child, a child
that I have not seen and/or spoken to for over 18 years now.

So in short, I have now personally seen both, "The Good" in all
people, as well as, "The Evil" in all people, but as an intelligent
black man I have now personally seen and personally experienced
the, "Most Evil" from the white people and the black people who
openly support, "The Establishment" so this is why I decided to
openly support, and vote for, "Donald J. Trump" simply because
I hate, "The Establishment" and I also, "Hate" both Bill Gates
and Barack Obama as well.

You see my fellow black people, in addition to helping Bill Gates
completely steal my company away from me, "Barack Obama" has
now borrowed more money than all 43 previous, "White Presidents"
combined, which has now resulted in the United States of America
now being well over, "$20 Trillion Dollars" in debt, AND, this has
also now directly led to Mr. Donald J. Trump being elected the
next, "President" of the United States of America as well.

Now as, "Black People" we have absolutely positively every right
to feel both extremely, "Hurt" as well as extremely, "Angry" simply
because Barack Obama has now borrowed well over, "$10 Trillion
Dollars" yet as black people, the only thing that most of us got out
of any of this was a free, "Obama Phone" while the already rich and
famous black people got to visit the, "White House" a little more
often, as well as got to keep all of their individual jobs, titles,
and positions inside of, "The Establishment" as well.

This is where the term, "Sellouts" comes from, because in order
to be a, "Rich" and/or a, "Famous" black person living over here
in the United States of America, you have to first prove to those
who are now willing to make you both rich and famous, that you
will instantly become a, "Sellout" for them, as soon as they decide
to make you both rich, as well as famous.

But if you are unwilling to become a, "Sellout" you can create
the next, "Big Thing" out on the Internet like I have now done,
but, "The Establishment" will do everything within it's power to,
"CRUSH" both you, as well as your, "Company" which is why I now
live to, "CRUSH" the establishment and as far as I am concerned,
last week's, "Presidential Election" was only round number one.

Now when it comes to President-Elect Donald Trump and his fellow,
"White" Republicans all I can honestly say at this point is, "The Jury"
is still out, simply because as a black man who helped Mr. Trump
actually, "Win" this election, I am not feeling a whole lot of, "Love"
appreciation, and/or respect, from President-Elect Trump or from
any of his fellow, "White" Republicans, as of yet, but as a black man
I understand that some white people will never, ever, ever, see any
of us as black people as their, "Equals" per say, so it really doesn't
matter how much we, "HELP" any of them, because history has
shown, they have very, very, very, little respect or appreciation
for any of us, no matter how honest, wise, gifted, talented, or, "Smart" we are.

So inclosing my fellow black people, it really doesn't matter who
you decided to vote for last week simply because as a poor or
middle class black person now living in the United States of America
we have never, ever, ever, had anyone sitting in the, "White House"
who has ever, ever, ever, really given a, "Rat's Ass" about any of us,
which is why I am now waiting for, "President-Elect Trump" and his
new Administration to now prove me, "WRONG" because over this
past year this black man in particular has done nothing but proven
Mr. Donald J. Trump, "RIGHT" so the proverbial ball is now in his,
"Court" and I will be sure to let each of you know if he, his family,
and his fellow, "White" Republicans, decide to pass the proverbial,
"Ball" now back to me?

Sincerely,

Tony Whitcomb
Founder/CEO Expotera

Friday, November 11, 2016

Final Inspection

Final Inspection

A Veterans Day Poem

By Sgt Joshua Helterbran
November 11, 2016

The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”

The Soldier squared his shoulders,
and said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod,
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

“Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Winning The Race

Winning The Race

By Kevin Eli
Hello Poetry.com
November 9, 2016

From last to pulling first
Underdog all the way

David is beating his Goliath
Winning with his gains

Took a down
To make an up

Slim grin
Courage and experience

Finally it's now payday

Found the energy drink of emotion
That liquid juice of intense life

Drives the will forward

Giving confidence
He's moving up the ranks

Seen the errors of the past
His will is strong

The crowd is cheering
Wings outdrawn

This takes no effort at all

Can do this for weeks
Can't feel pain anymore

He's going for first
Silver won't cut it

Whether it's a wish that's chased
A life trying to be made

The distance is relative

Infinite space
In the face

Bull-rushed
Heart of a child

And beat of a bass drum
Nothing is stopping him now

Started knowing
Not where to finish

Relentless
You gotta give credit to those who go the limit

Insanity or determination
Looks like he is finally winning his race

...I'm feeling lucky today
http://hellopoetry.com/poem/953585/winning-the-race

Thursday, November 3, 2016

An Open Letter To The Establishment

An Open Letter To The Establishment

By Expotera
November 3, 2016

Dear Establishment:

The United States of America is now well over, "$20 Trillion Dollars"
in debt, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

The United States of America is on the verge of a, "Nuclear War"
with both Russia and China, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

The United States is being prepared for, "Space Weather Events"
because of this, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

Well over 100 million American's are now, "Homeless" or living
at or below the poverty line, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

The real current U.S., "Unemployment Rate" is over 49%, so in
short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

Over 23 Veterans are now committing, "Suicide" on a daily basis,
so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

Over 120 Law Enforcement Officers have now been, "Killed" in
the line of duty so far this year, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

Chicago’s spiraling violence has now passed a grim new milestone
here in 2016 with more than, "600 Murders" so far this year which
is up 45% from the same period last year, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

The FBI has now reopened the, "Criminal Investigation" into
Hillary Clinton's e-mails, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

Barack Obama, along with, "Obamacare" are both about to
be repealed as well as replaced, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

It is time to, "Drain The Swamp" in Washington D.C., so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

It is time to make, "America" great again, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

The, "Trump Train" has no brakes, so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

We love, "America" and we love our new red hats as well,
so in short, "REDЯUM"....

Dear Establishment:

All work and no play makes, "Jack" a dull boy, so in short,
and inclosing, "REDЯUM"....

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Rain It Raineth

The Rain It Raineth

By Lord Bowen
October 31, 2016

The rain it raineth on the just,
And also on the unjust fella.

But chiefly on the just because,
The unjust steals the just’s umbrella.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

They Do Not Understand

They Do Not Understand

By Hilary Douglas Pepler
October 29, 2016

The things that lawyers know about,
Are property and land.

But why the leaves are on the trees;
And why the waves disturb the seas;

Why honey is the food of bees;
Why horses have such tender knees;

Why winters come when rivers freeze;
Why faith is more than what one sees;

And hope survives the worst disease;
And charity is more than these ...

They do not understand.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

What Happened To The FBI?

What Happened To The FBI?

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Antiwar.com
October 27, 2016

When FBI Director James Comey announced on July 5 that
the Department of Justice would not seek the indictment
of Hillary Clinton for failure to safeguard state secrets
related to her email use while she was secretary of state,
he both jumped the gun and set in motion a series of events
that surely he did not intend.

Was his hand forced by the behavior of FBI agents who
wouldn’t take no for an answer?

Did he let the FBI become a political tool?

Here is the back story.

The FBI began investigating the Clinton email scandal in the spring
of 2015, when The New York Times revealed Clinton’s use of a
private email address for her official governmental work and the
fact that she did not preserve the emails on State Department
servers, contrary to federal law.

After an initial collection of evidence and a round of interviews,
agents and senior managers gathered in the summer of 2015 to discuss how to
proceed.

It was obvious to all that a prima-facie case could be made
for espionage, theft of government property and obstruction
of justice charges.

The consensus was to proceed with a formal criminal investigation.

Six months later, the senior FBI agent in charge of that
investigation resigned from the case and retired from the
FBI because he felt the case was going "sideways"; that’s
law enforcement jargon for "nowhere by design."

John Giacalone had been the chief of the New York City,
Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., field offices of the FBI
and, at the time of his "sideways" comment, was the chief
of the FBI National Security Branch.

The reason for the "sideways" comment must have been Giacalone’s
realization that DOJ and FBI senior management had decided that
the investigation would not work in tandem with a federal grand
jury.

That is nearly fatal to any government criminal case.

In criminal cases, the FBI and the DOJ cannot issue subpoenas
for testimony or for tangible things; only grand juries can.

Giacalone knew that without a grand jury, the FBI
would be toothless, as it would have no subpoena
power.

He also knew that without a grand jury, the FBI would have
a hard time persuading any federal judge to issue search
warrants.

A judge would perceive the need for search warrants to be not
acute in such a case because to a judge, the absence of a grand
jury can only mean a case is "sideways" and not a serious
investigation.

As the investigation dragged on in secret and Donald Trump
simultaneously began to rise in the Republican presidential
primaries, it became more apparent to Giacalone’s successors
that the goal of the FBI was to exonerate Clinton, not determine
whether there was enough evidence to indict her.

In late spring of this year, agents began interviewing the
Clinton inner circle.

When Clinton herself was interviewed on July 2 – for only four
hours, during which the interviewers seemed to some in the bureau
to lack aggression, passion and determination – some FBI agents
privately came to the same conclusion as their former boss:

The case was going sideways.

A few determined agents were frustrated by Clinton’s professed
lack of memory during her interview and her oblique reference to
a recent head injury she had suffered as the probable cause of that.

They sought to obtain her medical records to verify the gravity
of her injury and to determine whether she had been truthful
with them.

They prepared the paperwork to obtain the records, only to
have their request denied by Director Comey himself on
July 4.

Then some agents did the unthinkable; they reached out to
colleagues in the intelligence community and asked them to
obtain Clinton’s medical records so they could show them to
Comey.

We know that the National Security Agency can access anything
that is stored digitally, including medical records.

These communications took place late on July 4.

When Comey learned of these efforts, he headed them off the
next morning with his now infamous news conference, in which he
announced that Clinton would not be indicted because the FBI had
determined that her behavior, though extremely careless, was not
reckless, which is the legal standard in espionage cases.

He then proceeded to recount the evidence against her.

He did this, no doubt, to head off the agents who had sought the
Clinton medical records, whom he suspected would leak evidence
against her.

Three months later – and just weeks before Clinton will probably be
elected president – we have learned that President Barack Obama
regularly communicated with Clinton via her personal email servers
about matters that the White House considered classified.

That means that he lied when he told CBS News that he learned
of the Clinton servers when the rest of us did.

We also learned this week that Andrew McCabe, Giacalone’s
successor as head of the FBI Washington field office and presently
the No. 3 person in the FBI, is married to a woman to whom the
Clinton money machine in Virginia funneled about $675,000 in
lawful campaign funds for a failed 2015 run for the Virginia Senate.

Comey apparently saw no conflict or appearance of impropriety in
having the person in charge of the Clinton investigation in such an
ethically challenged space.

Why did this case go sideways?

Did President Obama fear being a defense witness
at Hillary Clinton’s criminal trial?

Did he so fear being succeeded in office by Donald Trump that he
ordered the FBI to exonerate Clinton, the rule of law be damned?

Did the FBI lose its reputation for fidelity to law,
bravery under stress and integrity at all times?

This is not your grandfather’s FBI – or your father’s.

It is the Obama FBI.
http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2016/10/26/
what-happened-to-the-fbi

Friday, October 21, 2016

An Open Letter To Hillary Clinton

An Open Letter To Hillary Clinton

By Expotera
October 21, 2016

Dear Mrs. Clinton:


Sincerely,

The American People

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rigged

Rigged

By David Swanson
Washingtonsblog.com
October 20, 2016

The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged.

It wasn’t rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians,
space aliens, or voters.

It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed
that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was
good for their ratings.

The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: “It may
not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.”

Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology
backwards, ignores Moonves’ actual motivation, and avoids the
problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all
qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who
is qualified).

The 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged.

It wasn’t rigged by bankers, misogynists, Russians, Republicans,
or computer hackers.

It was rigged by the Democratic National Committee and its co-
conspirators in the media, many of whom have helpfully confessed
(in case it wasn’t obvious) in emails leaked from the DNC and from
John Podesta.

The DNC chose Hillary Clinton and worked hard to make sure
that she “won.”

Nobody has produced a hint of evidence as to who leaked the
emails that added unnecessary confirmation of this rigging,
but they should be thanked for informing us, whoever they are.

The FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of email was
as rigged as the non-prosecution of the CEO of Wells Fargo.

The U.S. political system is bought and paid for.

Without millions of dollars to funnel to television networks for
advertising, any candidate is rigged right out of participating.

This rigging of the system is not fixed by someone like Donald
Trump pretending for a while that he won’t take bribes, that
he’ll spend only his own money, because most people don’t
have that kind of money to spend.

This rigging is not fixed by making someone like Hillary Clinton
take her bribes through her family foundation or requiring that her
political action committees remain theoretically separate from the
campaign they are collaborating hand-in-glove with, because money
buys power.

The debates are rigged by a private entity with no official status
that calls itself the Commission on Presidential Debates and
transforms open debates among multiple candidates into
exclusively bipartisan joint appearances with many large and
fine points negotiated beforehand.

Actual governance of the United States is rigged.

Congress plans to attempt to ram through a number of intensely
unpopular measures just after the election, including a
supplemental spending bill for more wars and including the
Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The hope is that most people will have tuned out after the
election circus, and that most of them will forget what
happened 2 or 4 years later.

The demonization of Vladimir Putin is rigged.

Nobody has seen evidence that he or his government did us
the favor of informing us of the DNC’s corruption.

He proposed a ban on cyber “war” that was rejected by the
United States, for goodness sake.

There’s no evidence that Russia shot down an airplane in Ukraine or
invaded Ukraine or seized Crimea or plotted attacks on the United
States.

The United States pulled out of the ABM treaty, expanded NATO to
Russia’s border, built missile bases, arranged military “exercises,”
facilitated a Ukrainian coup, and pushed a string of hostile lies.

Russia has shown even more restraint than your typical U.S. voter
(who usually sits home and does not vote, especially in primaries).

Military spending is rigged.

Nobody knows it amounts to over half of U.S. discretionary
spending.

Nobody knows it’s as much in the U.S. as in the rest of the world
(allies and otherwise) combined.

Nobody pays attention to the bribes from war profiteers, or to the
threats held over Congress members to pull weapons jobs out of
districts or states.

Supporters of both big candidates claim their candidate plans to
cut military spending.

Both candidates have said the exact opposite.

The debates and interviews steer clear of the whole topic.

The shapes of the districts are blatantly rigged by gerrymandering.

The existence of the Senate, in which Rhode Island and Wyoming
each have as much say as California is rigged against the popular
will.

The electoral college is rigged against the popular will and in favor
of concentrating national campaigns in a handful of “swing states.”

Voter registration is rigged.

A handful of states have now made it automatic, as most states
have long-since done for military draft registration.

In the rest of the country, thousands of young people run around
registering voters, imagining they are engaged in “activism.”

Meanwhile, the right to vote can be denied to anyone by claiming
they aren’t registered.

People’s names are stripped from voting rolls through a so-called
justice system that brands them as felons, and through the careful
rigging of those rolls by corrupt and partisan state governments
that intentionally strip out people likely to vote for a particular
party.

This includes racial profiling.

Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman, Greg Palast and others have
reported extensively on these practices.

Election day is rigged as well.

It’s not a holiday. Most people have to work.

Poor districts and racial minority districts tend to have fewer
machines and longer lines.

ID requirements are used to deny people the right to vote.

Intimidation and racial profiling by partisan activists serve
the same function of rigging the election.

The myths and lies about the virtually nonexistent phenomenon
of “voter fraud” also serve to rig the election.

The election machines are also rigged.

That is to say: instead of verifiable paper ballots publicly hand-
counted in front of observers from all interested parties in each
polling place, we have a faith-based system of voting on black-box
machines that can never, even in theory, be checked for accuracy.

These machines have been very easily hacked in demonstrations.

These machines have visibly flipped votes before the eyes (and
cameras) of countless voters.

These machines have almost certainly played a key role in flipping
the results of numerous elections.

Now, the wider the margin of victory, the less likely an electronic
flipping. And the fact that machines can easily be used to steal an
election does not mean that they always will be.

But it was very odd during the late summer of 2016 to watch the
U.S. media announce that these machines were totally unreliable
just what many of us had been saying for years.

But the media said this in order to accuse Russia of planning to
sabotage the coming U.S. election, or in order to accuse Russia
of exactly what these media reports themselves did: plant seeds
of doubt in U.S. minds.

Those doubts should be there. People should watch for visible
problems with machines and with partisan and racist intimidators,
and report all such to 1-866-OUR-VOTE, to county clerks, to
secretaries of state, and to corporate and independent media.

Then we should work for necessary reforms, including a respectful
cessation of the U.S. government’s routine practice of interfering in
elections and overthrowing governments in other people’s countries
— a practice that has clearly resulted in the U.S. media projecting
such behavior on others.

Ultimately, an unrigging of the U.S. system might take the form
of amending the U.S. Constitution to slip in words like these:

The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are
the rights of natural persons only.

Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies,
and other entities, established by the laws of any State, the United
States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this
Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through
Federal, State, or local law. The privileges of artificial entities shall
be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.

The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence
elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

All elections for President and members of the United States House
of Representatives and the United States Senate shall be entirely
publicly financed.

No political contributions shall be permitted to any federal
candidate, from any other source, including the candidate.

No political expenditures shall be permitted in support of any
federal candidate, or in opposition to any federal candidate,
from any other source, including the candidate.

The Congress shall, by statute, provide limitations on the amounts
and timing of the expenditures of such public funds and provide
criminal penalties for any violation of this section.

State and local governments shall regulate, limit, or prohibit
contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own
contributions and expenditures, for the purpose of influencing in
any way the election of any candidate for state or local public
office or any state or local ballot measure.

The right of the individual U.S. citizen to vote and to directly elect
all candidates by popular vote in all pertinent local, state, and
federal elections shall not be violated.

Citizens will be automatically registered to vote upon reaching the
age of 18 or upon becoming citizens at an age above 18, and the
right to vote shall not be taken away from them. Votes shall be
recorded on paper ballots, which shall be publicly counted at the
polling place.

Election Day shall be a National Holiday.

Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed
to abridge the freedom of the press.

During a designated campaign period of no longer than six months,
free air time shall be provided in equal measure to all candidates
for federal office on national, state, or district television and radio
stations, provided that each candidate has, during the previous
year, received the supporting signatures of at least five percent of
their potential voting-age constituents.

The same supporting signatures shall also place the candidate’s
name on the ballot and require their invitation to participate in
any public debate among the candidates for the same office.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/10/rigged.html

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

An Open Letter and Apology To The Italian Prime Minister

An Open Letter and Apology To The Italian Prime Minister

By Expotera
October 19, 2016

Dear Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

My name is Tony Whitcomb and I am a 50 year old American Citizen
and on behalf of myself, as well as on behalf of the, "American
People" at-large, I would like to sincerely apologize for the total,
the complete, as well as the epic, "FAILURE" that you had to stand
next to at yesterday's news conference in the White House Rose
Garden, as this total, complete, as well as epic, "FAILURE" once
again tried to insult Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J.
Trump, by accusing Mr. Trump of, "Whining" about the potential
rigging of our Country's upcoming Presidential Election.

You see Prime Minister Renzi, and with all due respect to both you, and your Country, Sir, the reason why Mr. Trump, along with millions, and millions, and millions of his fellow American Citizen's like myself, are now, "Whining" is simply because the total, the complete, as well as the epic, "FAILURE" that you had to stand next to at yesterday's news conference in the White House Rose Garden, has now borrowed more money than all 43 previous American President's, "Combined" which has now resulted in the our Country now facing a potential, "Nuclear War" with both Russia, as well as China, along with now facing a very real potential, "Civil War" right here at home.

Yet, the total, complete, as well as epic, "FAILURE" that you had to stand next to at yesterday's news conference in the White House Rose Garden, Prime Minister Renzi, is so, "ARROGANT" as well as so, "NARCISSISTIC" that he can't even own up to the very, "TREASON" that he has now very openly committed against his own, "COUNTRY" while at the very same time telling Mr. Trump, along with all of the rest of us to in essence, "Stop Whining" about all of these many, many, "PROBLEMS" this total, complete, as well as epic, "FAILURE" has now created for our entire Country as well, Prime Minister Renzi.

So once again Prime Minister Renzi, I do sincerely apologize that your visit to our Country had to include dinner with a, "WAR/CREDIT CRIMINAL" but hopefully upon your next visit to the United States of America you will be able to stand next to, as well as have dinner with a, "MAN" who is not a, total, complete, as well as epic, "FAILURE" like the man that you had to stand next to at yesterday's news conference in the White House Rose Garden.

Sincerely,

Tony Whitcomb

Friday, October 14, 2016

An Open Letter To Michelle Obama

An Open Letter To Michelle Obama

By Expotera
October 14, 2016

Dear Mrs. Obama:

You and your husband have now put the United States of America
well over, "$20 Trillion Dollars" in debt, as well as on the verge
of a, "Nuclear War" with both Russia and China, as well as on the
verge of a, "Civil War" right here at Home, yet both you and your
husband are still out there giving speeches and trying to talk,
"Trash" about Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump?

Mrs. Obama, for both your information and also for the record,
you and your husband's "ACTIONS" over these past seven plus years,
speak much, much, "LOUDER" than any of Mr. Donald J. Trump's,
"WORDS" over these past seven plus years, simply because over
these past seven plus years, you, Mrs. Obama, along with your
husband, have now borrowed more money than all 43 previous,
"Presidents" combined, and there is a word for this and that word
is simply called, "TREASON" Mrs. Obama.

So it's funny how two people who have now very openly committed,
"TREASON" against the United States of America, would still be out
there giving speeches and trying to talk trash about someone who
hasn't committed, "TREASON" against the United States of America,
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump.

Now Mrs. Obama, I know in your world, "WAR CRIMINALS" such as
both your husband, as well as yourself, simply go on to become,
"Multi-Millionaires" many, many, times over, while continuing to
enjoy 24/7 protection from any, "LEGAL" consequences for both
your individual, as well as your collective, "ACTIONS" Mrs. Obama.

But in our, "WORLD" Mrs. Obama, war/credit criminals eventually
get brought to, "JUSTICE" and on November 08, 2016, "THE PEOPLE"
will not only be casting our, "VOTES" for Republican Presidential
Candidate Donald J. Trump, but we will also be casting our votes
to bring all of the war/credit criminals to, "JUSTICE" as well, Mrs. Obama.

So inclosing Mrs. Obama, you and your husband can continue to say
whatever you want about Mr. Donald J. Trump because at the end
of the day, Mr. Donald J. Trump didn't raise our taxes, or quadruple
the price of food, or double African American unemployment, or
increase, "Welfare" to a record level for eight straight years, nor
did he leave any of our U.S. Soldiers behind in Benghazi to be,
"Slaughtered" and he did not betray our, "Veterans" or reduce their
promised benefits as well, nor did he fund, as well as arm, "ISIS"
which has now allowed them to systematically exterminate both,
"Christians" as well as, "Muslims" throughout the Middle East, and
throughout the entire rest of the, 'World" Mrs. Obama, and last but
certainly not the very least, Mr. Donald J. Trump did not increase
our Nation's debt to well over, "20 Trillion Dollars" but you and your
husband did Mrs. Obama and there is absolutely, positively, nothing
that you or your husband, can now say about, "Mr. Donald J. Trump"
that will ever, ever, ever, ever, change any of, "THIS" Mrs. Obama.

Sincerely,

Tony Whitcomb

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Lie

The Lie

By Sir Walter Raleigh
Bartleby.com
October 12, 2016

GO, Soul, the body’s guest,
Upon a thankless arrant:
Fear not to touch the best;
The truth shall be thy warrant:
Go, since I needs must die,
And give the world the lie.

Say to the court, it glows
And shines like rotten wood;
Say to the church, it shows
What’s good, and doth no good:
If church and court reply,
Then give them both the lie.

Tell potentates, they live
Acting by others’ action;
Not loved unless they give,
Not strong, but by a faction:
If potentates reply,
Give potentates the lie.

Tell men of high condition,
That manage the estate,
Their purpose is ambition,
Their practice only hate:
And if they once reply,
Then give them all the lie.

Tell them that brave it most,
They beg for more by spending,
Who, in their greatest cost,
Seek nothing but commending:
And if they make reply,
Then give them all the lie.

Tell zeal it wants devotion;
Tell love it is but lust;
Tell time it is but motion;
Tell flesh it is but dust:
And wish them not reply,
For thou must give the lie.

Tell age it daily wasteth;
Tell honour how it alters;
Tell beauty how she blasteth;
Tell favour how it falters:
And as they shall reply,
Give every one the lie.

Tell wit how much it wrangles
In tickle points of niceness;
Tell wisdom she entangles
Herself in over-wiseness:
And when they do reply,
Straight give them both the lie.

Tell physic of her boldness;
Tell skill it is pretension;
Tell charity of coldness;
Tell law it is contention:
And as they do reply,
So give them still the lie.

Tell fortune of her blindness;
Tell nature of decay;
Tell friendship of unkindness;
Tell justice of delay;
And if they will reply,
Then give them all the lie.

Tell arts they have no soundness,
But vary by esteeming;
Tell schools they want profoundness,
And stand too much on seeming:
If arts and schools reply,
Give arts and schools the lie.

Tell faith it’s fled the city;
Tell how the country erreth;
Tell, manhood shakes off pity;
Tell, virtue least preferreth:
And if they do reply,
Spare not to give the lie.

So when thou hast, as I
Commanded thee, done blabbing,—
Although to give the lie
Deserves no less than stabbing,—
Stab at thee he that will,
No stab the soul can kill.