Justice at Last

November 30, 2011

Count’em

by Fred Reed

(Editor’s Note: Here is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek article about how legislation really works. This is the law of unintended consequences…blowback.)

The Look Like America bill, originally H.R. 1533, seemed a perfectly ordinary piece of feel-good legislation when proposed by Barack Osama Obama. “Our diversity is our strength,” he said. “We must increase the representation of minorities in our institutions to reflect our diverse population and ensure the fairness for which America stands.” Congress passed the bill without reading it. It was the sort of thing one passed. Besides, there was no money involved, and the bill was not obviously anti-Semitic.

Not obviously. But then one of the obscure policy shops that abound in Washington, the Committee for Ethnic Piety, filed suit against Harvard for noncompliance. The proximate cause was an article in the Harvard Crimson, the school newspaper, about a course called Math 55, the hardest math course at the univrsity and thus, Harvard liked to think, in America. The students in Math 55, reported the Crimson, were 45 percent Jewish, 18 percent Asian, and 100 percent male. The class didn’t, said the Committee for Ethnic Piety, look like America.

It certainly didn’t.

Harvard, ever sensitive to questions of justice, which it conflated with federal funding, agreed to make the class Look Like America. The administration asserted that only through inadvertence had it failed to notice the clear racism, sexism, and continent-ism occurring under its nose. It established a committee of reform, which set to work.

The first and most ticklish hurdle was The Jewish Question. Jews were two percent of the American population. At 45 percent in Math 55, they were over-represented by a factor of over twenty. The injustice was undeniable. Two percent of a class of twenty-five meant that Math 55 should contain half a Jew. It would then look like America. The Jewish students would have to go.

As news of the proposed ethnographic hecatomb spread across the country, alarm erupted among the prejudiced. Over seven hundred departments of engineering across the country protested. They could see where Looking Like America was going. Math departments, Silicon Valley, the National Institutes of Health — all reeked of injustice, meaning Koreans, Jews, Indians, and Chinese, and were conscious of sin. They didn’t Look Like America. They Looked Like Math 55. In the Bay area, the proportion of geniuses from India in computing was alarmingly high. Some laboratories Looked Like the Punjab. These malefactors knew well that the coming of justice would gut their enterprises.

Desperate to maintain their positions of racial and patriarchal privilege, they pointed out that the Jewish kids, like all the students in Math 55, had 800 math Boards and had done things like independently develop tensor calculus by the age of three. The view from the Gulch was expressed off-the-record by Dr. Gud Soma Darjeeling, president of Santa Clara Neurocomputing, which employed seventy PhDs in solid-state physics, including three Anglos. “Look, the US is in intellectual collapse. The average American university wouldn’t qualify as a high-school in Japan. It’s crazy. The whole world know it’s crazy. But take out the Kims, Khans, Nguyens, Wangs, and Cohens, and what’s left is Albania in 1750.”

The lead attorney for CEP, Patricia Mikoyan-Gurevich, wasn’t having it.

“Ability doesn’t exist, and occurs equally in all groups, and anyway justice is more important than patriarchal-racist abstractions. Sexism is clear at Harvard. When an entire class is male, it isn’t by accident.”

With this, no one was in disagreement.

Asians were as problematic as Jews. If a Jewish population of two percent required half a Jew in a class of twenty-five, then a six percent population of Asians required an Asian-and-a-half. Various solutions were proposed. Perhaps a short, light-weight Gujarati would do, or maybe a prodigy of ten from Mumbai. Otherwise, admitting three Asians every two years might serve.

The paucity of females in Math 55 was easier to address. Harvard had already established that there was no difference in mathematical ability by firing a president who thought there might be. Since ability didn’t exist and was found equally in everyone, the sexual balance was quickly rendered equitable by eliminating entrance requirements.

Harvard then set about the intricate matter of making the class thirteen percent black, sixteen percent Hispanic, a tenth of a percent Iroquois, and so on.

Meanwhile, CEP turned its attention to the lush pastures of music. The New York Philharmonic, being in New York, was discovered to consist disportionately of Italians, Jews, Hungarians, and so on. It Looked Like New York, which wouldn’t do. The American Association of the Musically Hopeless, consisting of the deaf, tone-deaf, mutes, and amputees, filed suit on grounds that their membership was not represented at all. (They carefully overlooked the fact that they were over-represented among rock bands.) This brought up an important juridical question: Since most Americans could not play an instrument, should not the orchestra reflect this?

Thirteen years after the passage of the Look Like America bill, the United States ranked in international measures of mathematics just behind the Central African Republic, the New York Phil couldn’t play Happy Birthday, and racial and sexual justice flourished. Yet the vexed problem of Math 55 had not been entirely solved. Progress had been made, yes. The class looked almost like America, counting on its fingers and showing no trace of patriarchalism, which in any event it couldn’t spell. However, CEP’s Committee on Oppressed and Marginalized Indigenous Peoples of Color noted that the class contained no student from oppressed peoples of the Amazon rain forest. CEP regarded national boundaries as essentially phallic, since they were longer than they were wide, and thus beneath notice.

Harvard, distraught at finding yet another instance of its institutional racism, cast about for a suitable indigene.

After a laborious search the university discovered Wunxputl, a member of the Tloxyproctyl tribe of the Amazon Basin, consisting of twelve people who lived on yams and the flesh of the Three-Toed Sloth. Wunxputl was at Wellesley, where he served in a minor administrative position that had no responsibilities. He had been brought there seven years earlier by the Anthropology Department, so it could atone for White Guilt. It didn’t matter that Wellesley was guilty of nothing. The atonement was a pleasant form of narcissism, allowing the faculty to congratulate themselves on their moral purity.

Harvard arranged with Wellesley to borrow Wunxputl for three minutes every seven years, which it had calculated would satisfy the demands of ethnic proportionality. Justice, at last, had been achieved.

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State Sovereignty: America’s Final Solution to Tyranny

November 29, 2011

by Ron Holland

(Editor’s Note: It’s nice to see that some of today’s thought leaders are thinking about state sovereignty. And the reason I’m running this article today is so you can see the thought process that Mr. Holland is following. But his article presumes that the best solution is for states to remain in the Union. I have asked this question over and over: Name ONE benefit that any state enjoys as a state of the American Union. To date, no one has offered the first benefit. Secession is the only solution to Federal tyranny, and no further laws or legislation need be enacted. A seceding state need only LEAVE.)

At the end of this article is a copy of the proposed state sovereignty amendment that Ron and Donnie Kennedy are promoting as the final solution to federal abuse. They believe that anything less will only continue the course of federal supremacy and the ultimate destruction of real American liberty. I sadly agree with them.

Just following Congress, the 2012 presidential campaign and the inability of citizens to influence government policy makes it clear to every American how broken the US political system has become. A few powerful interests run the entire show and the American people are being forced down a dark road to economic destruction. History shows us that Washington is immune to conventional national political action under the present system. What can freedom loving Americans do?

• We can’t change Washington because Congress is owned and controlled by special interests.

• Neither can we take over the establishment control of either political party as the media elites can break, sideline or ignore any candidate that threatens the elite interests.

• Third party efforts at the national level are doomed to failure and an ineffective tool for promoting freedom principles when compared to the successful Ron Paul campaign effort inside the GOP.

• Finally, education, although important, is not a fast enough solution to save our nation when more than 50% of the electorate lives off the looting of taxpayers through government benefits or make-work jobs.

So do freedom advocates just give up or wait for the eventual collapse of the economy and the US political system? While this is a prevalent view in freedom circles, hyperinflation and economic collapse even if you are invested to financially benefit from this outcome is certainly not a recipe for restoring limited government and liberty to our country. Fascism and wealth confiscation are the probable result, just look at what followed the failed German Weimar Republic in the 1930′s.

There is only one effective, democratic and peaceful tool left to Americans to defend their liberties and restore the original republic of our founding fathers. It is the right of state sovereignty and nullification, so effectively explained by Tom Woods in his book Nullification: How To Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. Nullification

Many other freedom advocates have proposed nullification and state sovereignty, including the Kennedy Brothers who have developed a State Sovereignty Amendment strategy that should be launched in all 50 states. Although the elites ruling our nation have total control over the federal government and the two-party system nationally, they have neglected to extend this top-down control to the state level. This is because over the last 50 years states have become mere powerless appendages of Washington without influence – and this is an opportunity for the Freedom movement.

Americans can, of course, continue feeling important and wasting time, money and efforts on establishment candidates for Congress and presidential campaigns claiming to represent our free-market views. But if we do, we are just playing in a rigged game to keep productive Americans busy at doing nothing that matters and does not threaten those in charge.

A decentralized national movement focused state-by-state at the legislature level is the only game left for us to play if we wish to be effective. When a state or states vote to nullify a congressional bank bailout, the sovereign debt of Washington or the Fed’s dollar policy, this will attract media attention, especially uncontrolled foreign journalists and the alternative freedom media. Media coverage attracts investor and market attention and as we see today in the European sovereign debt crisis originally born on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs, markets move politicians and governments.

This is our last and final solution available to restore freedom and limited government to these United States. Following the 2012 elections – regardless of whether Romney or Obama win or which corrupt political party controls Congress – this is the only real game left in town that matters.

What do you think?

After reviewing the sample sovereignty amendment below, you can reach Ron and Donnie Kennedy on their website at http://www.kennedytwins.com. Remember, a return to state sovereignty and nullification is our last chance.

Feel free to improve on the proposed amendment and make it more appropriate for the unique needs and situation of your state, but do something now before it is too late! – Ron Holland, email: skironholland [at] yahoo.com

THE STATE SOVEREIGNTY AMENDMENT (Sample)

These United States of America are a Republic of Republics deriving its authority from the consent of the governed residing within their Sovereign State. Each Sovereign State is the agent of the people thereof. The federal government formed by the compact of the United States Constitution is the agent of the Sovereign States. Federal authority shall be supreme in all areas specifically delegated to it by the Constitution. All acts or legislation enacted pursuant to the Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land. The Sovereign State reserves an equal right to judge for itself as to the constitutionality of any act of the federal government.

Section I. The Sovereign State specifically reserves the right to interpose its sovereign authority between acts of the federal government and the liberties, property, and interests of the citizens of the state, thereby nullifying federal acts judged by the state to be an unwarranted infringement upon the reserved rights of the state and the people thereof.

1. State nullification of a federal act must be approved by a convention of the state.

2. Upon passage of an act of nullification, all federal authority for the enumerated and nullified act(s) shall be suspended.

3. Upon formal acceptance of nullification by three-fourths of the conventions of the states, including the original nullifying state, the enumerated federal act(s) shall be prohibited in the United States of America or its territories.

4. Upon formal rejection of nullification by three-fourths of the conventions of the states, the enumerated federal act(s) shall be presumed to be constitutional, notwithstanding any judgment of any federal or state court.

5. Until or unless there is a formal approval or rejection by the conventions of the states, the nullified federal act(s) shall remain non-operative as to the original and any additional nullifying states. A state that in its convention ratifies a particular act of nullification shall be construed to have nullified the same act as enumerated in the initiating state’s nullification.

6. No federal elected official, agent, or any individual working within or associated with any branch of the federal government may harass or attempt to harass, intimidate, or threaten a Sovereign State or the people thereof for exercising their rights under this amendment. No federal elected official, agent, or any individual working within or associated with any branch of the federal government shall attempt to influence or use their office to attempt to influence the deliberations of the people regarding the nullification of a federal act(s) or the acceptance or rejection of a nullified federal act(s).

7. Any United States military officer, non-commissioned officer or federal official or agent who carries out or attempts to carry out any order by a federal official, officer or agent to deny or hinder the people of a Sovereign State from exercising their rights under this amendment shall be subject to the offended state’s laws and may be tried accordingly. Jurisdiction in such cases is specifically denied to all federal courts, military courts, or any other court other than the courts of the offended state.

Section II. The government and people of these United States approve the principle that any people have a right to abolish the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. This principle illustrates the American idea that government rests on the consent of the governed and that it is the right of a people to alter or abolish it at will whenever it becomes destructive of the ends for which it was established. Therefore, the right of a Sovereign State to secede peacefully from the union voluntarily created by the compact of the Constitution is hereby specifically reserved to each state.

1. An act of secession shall be executed by a convention of the people of the state.

2. The seceded state shall appoint representatives to negotiate settlement of all debts owed the federal government, the purchase of federal properties within the Sovereign State, and the removal of federal military installations and personnel.

3. Upon acceptable arrangement for the payment of sums owed the federal government, the representatives may negotiate treaties of friendship, common defense, and commercial relations. Said treaties are subject to the same constitutional ratification as other treaties.

4. Readmission of a seceded state shall follow the same constitutional requirements as for any new state.

5. No federal elected official, agent, or any individual working within or associated with any branch of the federal government shall attempt to influence the people of the Sovereign State regarding their decision to secede from, remain with, or join this union.

6. Any United States military officer, non-commissioned officer, or federal official or agent who carries out or attempts to carry out any order by a federal official, officer, or agent to deny or hinder the people of a Sovereign State from exercising their rights under this amendment shall be subject to the offended state’s laws and may be tried accordingly. Jurisdiction in such cases is specifically denied to all federal courts, military courts, or any other court other than the courts of the offended state.

7. The inalienable right of the people of each Sovereign State to govern themselves is a right that existed before this formation of the federal government, and therefore nothing in this amendment shall be interpreted in such a manner as to deem the federal government to be the donor of the rights enumerated herein.

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Whose Fuse Is Shorter?

November 28, 2011

by Peter Schiff

(Editor’s note: My money (constantly inflating, value-losing Federal Reserve notes) is on Washington for the shortest fuse. Washington keeps proving that it has no will or ability to solve its own fiscal problems. The nations of the world are fed up with Washington’s high-handed imperialism and would like nothing more than to watch…and even help…Washington crash and burn. They bear no ill will to the American people. They just despise DC.)

With fiscal time bombs ticking in both Europe and the United States, the pertinent question for now seems to be which will explode first. For much of the past few months it looked as if Europe was set to blow. But Angela Merkel’s refusal to support a Federal Reserve style bailout of European sovereigns and her recent statement the she had no Hank Paulson style fiscal bazooka in her handbag, has lowered the heat. In contrast, the utter failure of the Congressional Super Committee in the United States to come up with any shred of success in addressing America’s fiscal problems has sparked a renewed realization that America’s fuse is dangerously short.

Chancellor Merkel has been emphatic that European politicians not be given a monetary crutch similar to the one relied on by their American counterparts. Her laudable goal, much derided on the editorial pages of the New York Times, is to defuse Europe’s debt bomb with substantive budget reforms, and as a result to make the euro “the strongest currency in the world.” Much has been made of the poorly received auction today of German Government bonds, with some saying the lack of demand (which pushed yields on 10-year German Bonds past 2% – hardly indicative of panic selling) is evidence of investor unease with Merkel’s economic policies. I would argue the opposite: that many investors still think that Merkel is bluffing and that eventually Germany will print and stimulate like everyone else. It is likely for this reason that yields on German debt have increased modestly.

In contrast, the U.S. is crystal clear in its intention to ignore its debt problems. With the failure of the Super Committee this week it actually became official. American politicians will not, under any circumstances willingly confront our underlying debt crisis. While the outcome of the Super Committee shouldn’t have come as a great surprise, the sheer dysfunction displayed should serve as a wakeup call for those who still harbor any desperate illusions. Some members of Congress, such as John McCain, have even come out against the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that would go into effect in January 2013. Expect more politicians of both parties to cravenly follow suit.

Over the next decade, the U.S. government expects to spend more than $40 trillion. Even if the $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts are allowed to go through, the amount totals just 3% of the expected outlays. In a masterstroke of hypocritical accounting, $216 billion of these proposed “cuts” merely represent the expected reductions in interest payments that would result from $984 billion of actual cuts. These cuts won’t make a noticeable dent in our projected deficits, which if history can be any guide, will likely rise by much more as economic reality proves far gloomier than government statisticians predict. Finally, the cuts are not cuts in the ordinary sense of the word, where spending is actually reduced. They are cuts in the baseline, which means spending merely increases less than what was previously budgeted.

In the mean time, the prospect of sovereign default in Europe is driving “safe” haven demand for the dollar. So contrary to the political blame game, Europe’s problems are actually providing a temporary boost to America’s bubble economy. However, a resolution to the crisis in Europe could reverse those flows. And given the discipline emanating from Berlin, a real solution is not out of the question. If confidence can be restored there, each episodic flight to safety may be less focused on the U.S. dollar. Instead, risk-averse investors may prefer a basket of other, higher-yielding, more fiscally sustainable currencies.

The irony is that Europe is actually being criticized for its failure to follow America’s lead. This misplaced criticism is based on the mistaken belief that our approach worked. It did not. Sure, it may have delayed the explosion, but only by assuring a much larger one in the future. In the mean time, many have mistaken the delay for success.

However, if Merkel’s hard line works, and real cuts follow, Europe will be praised for blazing a different trail. As a result the euro could rally and the dollar sinks. Commodity prices will rise, putting even more upward pressure on consumer prices and interest rates in the United States.

Any significant reversal of the current upward dollar trend could provide a long awaited catalyst for nations holding large dollar reserves to diversify into other currencies. My guess is that Merkel understands the great advantage the U.S. has enjoyed as the issuer of the world’s reserve currency. I believe she covets that prize for Europe, and based on her strategy, it is clearly within her reach.

There is an old saving that one often does not appreciate what one has until it’s lost. The nearly criminal foolishness now on display in Washington may finally force the rest of the world to cancel our reserve currency privileges. The loss may give Americans a profound appreciation of this concept.

Peter Schiff is president of Euro Pacific Capital and author of The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets and Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse. His latest book is How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes.

Copyright © 2011 Euro Pacific Capital


Flash Editorials November 26, 2011

November 26, 2011

By Russell D. Longcore

(Editor’s note: To watch this article as a video news show, go to: DumpDC Flash Editorials)

The Nation: Mitt Romney started the negative ad season this week, rolling out a TV ad that featured a few seconds of Obama speaking. What the ad omitted was that the clip showed Obama quoting something stupid John McCain had said four years earlier. At the end of the ad, you hear “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.” Shame on you, Mitt.

The Nation II Speaking of Obama…The Chicago Tribune, Obama’s hometown newspaper, located in the city where Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is now Mayor, has published a column by Steve Chapman stating that Obama should end his candidacy and not seek a second term. Damn, that is harsh. Obama is being thrown under Rosa Parks’ bus by his own peeps. The article recommends that Hilary Clinton is waiting in the wings to assume the mantle of 2012 Presidential candidate. Don’t think for a minute that (a) the White House did not know about this article before it was published, and (b) that Hilary didn’t know about it either.

The Nation III In this week’s Republican Presidential debate show, Newt Gingrich offered an idea for a sort of amnesty program for illegal immigrants so they could become American citizens. All the rest of the candidates jumped him for taking that position. Like Paul Krugman said, “Newt Gingrich is the stupid man’s idea of what a smart man sounds like.”

Religion: Archaeologists dug up some coins at Jerusalem’s holiest site that rewrite history of the time of Jesus. Up until now, experts agreed that the Western Wall was completed before King Herod died in 4 BC. But the dates on these newly found coins UNDER the wall show that the wall was not likely completed until about 50 AD. Forty-something years is kind of a big difference. Besides, if Herod died four years BEFORE Jesus was born, it makes it sort of hard for him to talk to the Wise Men or order the murder of all the male Jewish babies under age two. Anybody notice that flaw in the Biblical account?

International: Iran arrested 12 CIA spies this week who were allegedly trying to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts. The CIA declined comment. Washington seems to have a death wish. Iran has every right to nuclear technology and nuclear weapons if they choose. Washington has no right to act as the global A-bomb cop. Iran sells us billions of barrels of oil. Iran has very strategic alliances with Russia and China. Any sanction or military action against Iran is an act of war, pure and simple. Iran’s friends will not stand idly by.

International II: Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to step down from power after months of protests against his 33-year rule. Yemeni citizens continue to protest and government forces continue to kill protestors. Don’t forget that the CIA is eyeball-deep in Yemen, having recently assassinated Anwar Al-Awlaki, the American citizen who pissed off the Obama Administration. Is it too much of a stretch to believe that the CIA engineered this change of power?

International III: Egyptians continue to riot all over the nation, protesting the way the military is running the country. Watch for mass starvation in Egypt since it has little money, imports most of its food and its #1 cash cow, tourism, is comatose.

Business: American stock markets fell this week about 2% on fears of European instability. That was compounded as the German government bond auction Wednesday drew the weakest demand for the safest Eurozone assets since the Euro began. It only got bids for 3.9 billion of the 6 billion Euro 10-year bonds it offered.

Economy: The unemployment claims numbers clicked up again this week to 395,000. Next week’s numbers will be lower, but that will be because the unemployment offices are all closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

Sports: The Green Bay Packers are 11-0 going into the last games of the season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems unstoppable and the team is not plagued with starter injuries. They could win another Super Bowl. I’m not sure who’s out there that can stop them.

Entertainment: Michelle Bachmann, vapid presidential candidate, was a guest on the late-night Jimmy Fallon Show. After the intro, Bachmann emerged from backstage to the music of the house band playing “Lyin’ Assed Bitch,” a hip-hop song by Fishbone. No lyrics were sung, but somehow the title of the song made its way into the news, creating a furor. NBC dutifully issued an apology. What a shame that the truth gets apologized for. BTW, Fallon is the best late night guy.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


The Russian Bear Is Back

November 25, 2011

The Soviet Union Is Being Revived And The Cold War Is Not Over

courtesy Poor Richard’s Blog

If you believe that the United States is the “sole superpower” in the world, then you really need to read the rest of this article. Most Americans have very little idea what is actually going on in the rest of the world and how the global balance of power is shifting.

For example, can you name the country that is the number one oil producer in the world, the number one oil exporter in the world, the number one exporter of natural gas in the world and that also has the second most powerful military in the entire world? In case you need a hint, it is not Saudi Arabia, it is not China and it is not the United States. The correct answer is Russia. The Russian Bear is back in a big way. Did you know that Russia is rapidly becoming one of the top suppliers of oil to the United States? Russia has vast natural resources, a national debt that is very low (ratio of publicly held debt to GDP is less than 10%) and an economy that has boomed over the past decade. Russia is busy flexing its muscles in many different ways. For example, many are pointing out that the “Eurasian economic union” that Russia is putting together is a significant move in the direction of a revival of the Soviet Union. Russia is also rapidly modernizing its military and developing very powerful new weapons systems. Most Americans believe that the Cold War is over and that Russia is a toothless bear that no longer represents a threat. It is difficult to find words to describe how wrong that assessment of the situation is.

The other night during the Republican debate the candidates said next to nothing about Russia. It was almost as if the second most powerful superpower on the planet did not even exist.

That debate was yet another example of just how bizarre our foreign policy has become. As you will see below, if there is one country on the face of the planet that could defeat the United States in a war, it is Russia.

And if you believe that Russia is now our “friend”, then you have been seriously deceived.
The Cold War is not over. In fact, activity by Russian intelligence agents inside the United States and other western nations is now at least at Cold War levels. And tensions between the United States and Russia are rising on multiple fronts.

For instance, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia is going to deploy new nuclear missiles that will be specifically targeted at U.S. missile defense installations if the United States proceeds with plans for a missile defense shield in Europe.

The following comes from a recent article posted on Yahoo News….

Medvedev warned that Russia will deploy short-range Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad, a Baltic Sea exclave bordering Poland, and place weapons in other areas in Russia’s west and south to target U.S. missile defense sites.Medvedev added that prospective Russian strategic nuclear missiles will be fitted with systems that would allow them to penetrate prospective missile defenses.

In addition, we are starting to see some major treaties between the United States and Russia totally break down. For example, the U.S. State Department has announced that the United States will no longer be observing the provisions of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. Russia stopped observing the treaty back in 2007.

The world is changing and the American people need to wake up.

While the United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars chasing around goat herders in Afghanistan, Russia is preparing for nuclear war with the United States. Did you know that Russia has been spending huge amounts of money building a vast system of underground bunkers and shelters?

In Moscow alone, 5000 new “emergency bomb shelters” are being constructed. The goal is to have enough shelters to hold nearly the entire population of Moscow and the plan calls for all the shelters to be completed by the end of 2012. When construction is finally finished, virtually the entire population of Moscow will be able to reach a bomb shelter within a matter of minutes.

So what is the U.S. government doing to prepare all of us?

Nothing.

Instead, the Obama administration is doing the best that it can to disarm America.
In a previous article, I described what the new START Treaty is going to do to the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal….

The treaty restricts both the United States and Russia to a maximum of 1,550 deployed strategic nuclear warheads. For the U.S. military this would represent a decline of well over 90% from a peak of approximately 31,255 strategic nuclear warheads in 1967. The treaty would also limit the total number of deployed ballistic missiles or nuclear bombers to 700.

In that same article, I discussed the fact that this treaty will leave Russia will a significant advantage in nuclear weapons because it does nothing to address their overwhelming superiority in tactical nuclear weapons….

The treaty completely ignores the very serious imbalance that exists between the U.S. and Russia when is comes to tactical nuclear weapons. Today it is estimated that the Russians have approximately 10,000 tactical nuclear warheads while the U.S. only has a few hundred. These tactical nuclear warheads can be delivered by cruise missiles, long-range artillery or aircraft. The treaty does nothing to change those numbers. This would put the United States at a very serious strategic disadvantage.

Over the last several years, Russia has also been quite busy updating and modernizing their strategic nuclear forces. The United States has not been doing the same. U.S. officials still believe that the U.S. has a technological edge in this area, but everyone agrees that this gap is rapidly narrowing.

In recent years Russia has also developed submarines that are too “quiet” for us to track and ballistic missiles that can evade all of our missile defense systems.
While the U.S. has been making strategic mistakes like helping al-Qaeda take over Libya, Russia has been developing devastating new weapons systems. The following are just a couple of examples….
*In 2010, Russia introduced their new “fourth generation” nuclear submarine to the world, which is apparently quieter than any other submarine in existence.
*A while back, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin climbed into the cockpit of Russia’s new “fifth generation” fighter jet and announced that it was far superior to the F-22 Raptor.

But most Americans don’t know any of this.

As the United States drowns in debt, Russia is thriving.

According to an article in Forbes, Moscow is now the third most expensive city in the world in which to live. An article posted by CNN says that Moscow is the fourth most expensive city. In fact, the cost of living is higher in Moscow than in any city in the United States. Now there are even fears that Russia is trying to put the old Soviet Union back together. It didn’t get much press in the United States, but the initial members of the “Eurasian Union” were recently announced. Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia will be the first three members, and it has been made clear that all of the nations there were formerly part of the Soviet Union will be welcome to join.

The following comes from a recent AFP article….

Three ex-Soviet states were Friday to agree the first steps towards creating a Eurasian economic union, a project backed by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to bind closer the former USSR. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Kazakhstan and Belarus counterparts Nursultan Nazarbayev and Alexander Lukashenko were to sign a declaration on further economic integration at a summit in Moscow, the Kremlin said in a statement. “The declaration will set out the ultimate aim (of economic integration) as the creation of a Eurasian economic union,” it said.

So why isn’t the U.S. press reporting on this?

Back when Reagan was president, Russia was the number one foreign policy issue. But today nobody wants to talk about Russia. Everyone in America so desperately wants to believe that the Cold War is over. Everyone in America so desperately wants to believe that Russia is no longer a threat. But the truth is that Russia is much stronger politically, economically and militarily right now than the Soviet Union ever was. And significant portions of the Russian population have developed a great fondness for Soviet nostalgia. Many of them wish that the Soviet Union was never broken up.

The following is a brief excerpt from a recent news report from Australia….

Mikhail Chernysh, a professor at the Institute of Sociology in Moscow, says constant exposure to a lost country has clearly rubbed off on Russians. “What is striking, that there is nostalgia about the Soviet past even among young people who never lived in the Soviet period, who were never part of Soviet history,” he said. From new retro Soviet-era vending machines to statues of Lenin in central squares, to the ubiquitous hammer and sickle, reminders of the USSR’s past glory are everywhere and for many in the new Russia, the past is too good to forget.

If the United States continues to underestimate Russia it will be a gigantic mistake.

The Cold War is not over. Anyone that runs around saying that does not know what they are talking about. The top politicians and military leaders in Russia do not view us as a friend at all.

If Russia was ever able to pull off a successful first strike and take out most of our remaining nuclear warheads (remember, our nuclear arsenal is now less than 10% the size it used to be), it is entirely possible that Russia would be able to totally defeat the United States in a future war – especially if they are allied with China at the time.

Most people in the U.S. think that this can never happen, but the top brass in Russia and in China spend long hours on exactly such scenarios.

Sadly, very little about Russia will be said during the entire 2012 election season. Instead, everyone will be focused on the “massive threat” posed by the goat herders that are running around the hills of Afghanistan.

The blind are leading the blind and meanwhile the world is dramatically changing.

The Russian Bear is back, and Russia is going to play a huge role in world events in the years to come.


Before You Give Thanks Today

November 24, 2011

The National Inflation Association has created a riveting little video about how things will likely play out some day soon. I have written scenarios in articles, but NIA’s scenario is done in video and audio. And, best (or worst) of all…it is very likely to happen…ANY DAY NOW!

Don’t enjoy this, but watch it and send it to everyone in your email address book. Who knows? This stuff could easily occur before next Turkey Day.


Flash Editorials November 19, 2011

November 18, 2011

By Russell D. Longcore

(Editor’s Note: To watch this editorial in an animated video format, go to: Flash Editorial November 19, 2011)

The Nation: “OK…Libya.” That’s what Herman Cain said to the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal when asked about America’s involvement in the overthrow of Libya. You’ve likely see the video of Cain stumbling and mumbling, completely clueless about what to say about Libya. It’s almost as if he was waiting for a download like in The Matrix. This idiot wants to be President of the United States. Also, look at him. What other candidates have a pencil-thin mustache? What other candidate insists on wearing a pimp hat everywhere he goes? I’m all for personal style, but how about some substance too? God help us.

The Nation II While visiting Australia this week, Barack Obama casually announced that he was going to deploy at least 2,500 Marines permanently at Darwin, a city in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ostensibly, this deployment is supposed to show the Chinese that he means business. I cannot believe that the Aussies want a Marine base in their country, but it looks like it’s going to happen.

The Nation III Now it’s Newt Gingrich’s turn in the box. Newt sold his influence for millions after he left office. Curious thing, lobbying. This is how elected officials get rich. This process is standard procedure in Washington, but the media inadvertently tell the truth about the way lobbying is done, and the stories have the natural odor of corruption wafting from them. What’s the difference between Newt and Jack Abramoff, who went to jail for lobbying? I contend that the only difference is in the shading.

The Nation IV: The news media ran a story about how Congress Critters get wealthy AFTER coming to Washington. Seems that the Capitol whores have exempted themselves from insider trading laws, so they can buy and sell on information as much as they want. Remember…there’s the Ruling Class and the Country Class. Guess which class you are?

International: Europe hurtles toward the cliff of financial ruin. Folks, the only tool the banksters have in their toolbox is printing more and more worthless money. Europe does it…Washington does it. It is mathematically impossible for the debtor nations of the world to pay off the debts the owe. The whole world economy is based on debt. It will eventually self-immolate. Those with hard currency will survive.

Business: The clothing company Benetton rolled out a hilarious ad campaign showing world leaders kissing each other right on the mouth. Kudos to Benetton! The best thing that we can do to all these criminals is LAUGH AT THEM. They can’t take it. In the ad you’ll see:
Obama kissing Chinese President Hu Jintao (Obama’s smooch is two feet too high and on the wrong side), Pope Benedict bussing a Muslim imam, Obama again liplocking Hugo Chavez, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Economy: 388,000 new unemployment claims this week, down from last week. Don’t consider this a trend until it happens for another month or two in a row.

Sports: Penn State University, week 2. Another lying bastard emerges from the scandal. Assistant Coach Mike McQueary told the grand jury that he caught Sandusky in flagrante delicto with a boy about ten years old, in the shower, screwing the boy in his anus. (I read the entire grand jury indictment of Jerry Sandusky.) But McQueary didn’t stop the rape. Can you imagine a scenario in which you catch an adult male that you know personally, performing a sex act on a child…and you don’t stop it? What kind of man would not stop a rape in progress? It ain’t like Sandusky was armed…he was naked and wet in the shower. Hit the sonofabitch with a chair. Snap him in the ass with a wet towel. TACKLE HIM!! Later this week, McQueary said he HAD SOMEBODY ELSE stop the rape AFTER he left the locker room, then later he spoke to the police. But campus and city police deny that Mcqueary ever talked to them about the rape. McQueary is on administrative leave. He should be fired immediately and run out of Pennsylvania. What a coward.

Entertainment: Demi Moore announced that she is divorcing Ashton Kutcher. Seems that Ashton needed some “strange”, even though he is married to one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. There’s an old saying, though. “No matter how beautiful she is, there’s someone out there who is tired of her shit.” Silly me. I just figured she had watched Two and a Half Men.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Presidential Timber

November 15, 2011

Kindling. Sawdust. Charcoal.

by Fred Reed

All indicators point downward, I tell you. On the lobotomy box the other night I stumbled on what seemed to be sock puppets standing behind rostrums and hypnotically intoning “The American People, the American People, the American People.”

Puzzled, I speculated that it might be a convention of performing autistics, but soon understood that it it was a debate among Republican candidates for the presidency. Why use people, I wondered? We could do it as well in software. Computer graphics, small recorded vocabulary, narcotic rhythm. Easy.

Someone named Romney was speaking. I checked the Wicked Pedia to see what manner of creature he might be. No surprises. Pampered rich kid, apparently not too bright, mediocre student in fancy private schools. A Mormon. Only one wife, though. A former missionary in France. It might have been worse. We could have bombed St. Denis.

I thought of all the Mormon missionaries I had seen in various countries, black-suited in Taiwan in August, peddling around like bicycle-borne undertakers, earnest, solemn, living in some eerie head-bubble inaccessible to outsiders. Oh help.

I’m going to become an ant, I decided. It would be less embarrassing. I don’t know how to go about it, but there must be a way. I’ll live in one of those high-rise mud nests in the Australian desert, except I think those are termites. How can they be termites with no wood to eat? Maybe they have it shipped in.

Among the American-Peoplers was Rick Perry, a Son of Texas in the mold of Bush II, dumb as turnips, inarticulate, a wing-nut Christian. I guess he’s waitin’ for thet ol’ Rapture-suction to whoosh him up to drink Lone Star with Chay-suss. Poor Chaysuss. Rick wants to invade Mexico militarily, but only with the permission of the Mexican government. Thoughtful of him to ask.

Does he speak Spanish? No. English? Almost. Any experience outside the US? No. Doesn’t need it. He has a direct line to God, who presumably speaks to him slowly, in words without too many syllables.

“The American People. The American People. We have to get America back on track. The Ordinary American. We have to get back to American Values. The American Dream.”

What the hell is the American Dream, I wondered? Seven credit cards maxed-out, living paycheck to paycheck, upside down on the mortgage in a boring house you don’t really like, a job you hate but the retirement plan gotcha, your little boy buzzing on force-fed Ritalin, wife and daughter gobbling Prozac and everyone wondering, “Is this all there is?”

Actually, yes. Well, maybe a week at Disneyland with that stupid mouse.

Then Michele Bachman, clueless evangelical daffodil. May God save us from Christianity. Brighter than Perry, but so is anything not actually inanimate. Not visibly intelligent enough to disqualify her for election, but maybe she is dissimulating. No experience in the world that I can see.

“America was not created to be a nation of followers,,” Romney told his followers. The key to election seems to be to tell Americans how wonderful they are, stroke them like cats, avoid puzzling them, and keep saying “The American Dream.” Tell them that we’re a country of rugged individualists, just like Davy Crockett and Dan’l Boone. Probably we should wear coon-skin hats.

Somebody asked Romney, will he attack Iran if it doesn’t obey Washington? “Absolutely,” responded this apostle of the Church of Latter Day Pattons. Japan’s oil comes through the Straits of Hormuz, which his hearers believe to be a brand of beef stew. No oil, no Japan. No matter. “The American People….”

I’m going to slit my throat. Do ants have throats? A country of 315 million, nuclear-armed, able to wreck other countries it has never heard of in minutes, and the candidates sound as if they were addressing a warehouse of stuffed animals. This is the best we can do?

Yes.

The American People. The American Dream. We must turn this country around. Ok, then the East Coast would front on the Pacific. Why would that be better? It’s probably some sort of real-estate scam.

Newt Gingrich. At least he’s been to school, though he’s smart enough not to emphasize it. The American People. The traditional values that made this country grate. Great. America is not a desperately sick over-policed welfare state collapsing into the Third World. No. Everything is as it always was. All we need is the Newt World Order and we will leap tall buildings at a single bound.

He too wants to attack Iran. The man has the military grasp of Tinker Belle. Grrr, bow-wow, woof.

Maybe instead of an ant, I’ll become an aardvark. Though I’m not sure what one is. I need a change of phylum. What do cephalopods eat?

At least we no longer have that low-wattage high-school cheerleader turned moose-huntress. Stuffed animals fore and aft, I tell you. Contemplating Obama, I swore I’d never vote for another black president. After Bush II, I swore I’d nver vote for another white one. My options were narrowing. Now I’m thinking Obama or Herman Cain. Slick Empty in the great White Yurt on Pennsylvania Avenue is still corrupt and invertebrate, but now only starts small wars, as in Uganda. Cain makes pizzas and seems to be a human being. It’s a novel concept but these are trying times. Besides they say he did sexually inappropriate stuff to some gals who want to be on talk-shows and get book contracts. Good for him. I’m going to start a group called Men Mad at Sanctimonious Priss Spigots. Cain can be a Founding Fondler.

Except for Cain (I think) and Ron Paul, the candidates all want to attack Iran. Rick Santorum too. I guess it’s a manhood issue. Maybe we could buy them codpieces instead. Michele could get hers from Victoria’s Secret, with sequins and flowers. Most of this crew were of military age during Viet Nam. How many served? Ah. Umm. Uh. Urg. A pack of martial dwarves without the tiniest freaking idea why the Pentagon can’t beat Iran.

I couldn’t take it. Before Ron Paul began to speak I went out for a gallon of Padre Kino red and an IV drip. I thought it might hold me over until I figured out how to become an aardvark.

After all, Ron Paul is tiresomely predictable. He would say hateful anti-American things. You know, we should get out of damn fool wars, pick the military leech off the back of the republic, dismantle an empire that bankrupts the US, and end our perpetual state of martial priapism against Iran. Completely uneletable. A commie, I figure.

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Gadhafi’s Gold-money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar

November 14, 2011

by Alex Newman

courtesy The New American

(Editor’s note: Ever wonder why, all of a sudden, Gadhafi became a pariah who needed killing? Here’s the answer. And if Libya had 150 tons of gold, where is it now? If you think that the present banking system will voluntarily re-adopt the gold standard, you’re nuts. This is yet another reason why secession is the ONLY solution for liberty.)

It remains unclear exactly why or how the Gadhafi regime went from “a model” and an “important ally” to the next target for regime change in a period of just a few years. But after claims of “genocide” as the justification for NATO intervention were disputed by experts, several other theories have been floated.

Oil, of course, has been mentioned frequently — Libya is Africa‘s largest oil producer. But one possible reason in particular for Gadhafi’s fall from grace has gained significant traction among analysts and segments of the non-Western media: central banking and the global monetary system.

According to more than a few observers, Gadhafi’s plan to quit selling Libyan oil in U.S. dollars — demanding payment instead in gold-backed “dinars” (a single African currency made from gold) — was the real cause. The regime, sitting on massive amounts of gold, estimated at close to 150 tons, was also pushing other African and Middle Eastern governments to follow suit.

Got Gold?

And it literally had the potential to bring down the dollar and the world monetary system by extension, according to analysts. French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly went so far as to call Libya a “threat” to the financial security of the world. The “Insiders” were apparently panicking over Gadhafi’s plan.

“Any move such as that would certainly not be welcomed by the power elite today, who are responsible for controlling the world’s central banks,” noted financial analyst Anthony Wile, editor of the free market-oriented Daily Bell, in an interview with RT. “So yes, that would certainly be something that would cause his immediate dismissal and the need for other reasons to be brought forward [for] removing him from power.”

According to Wile, Gadhafi’s plan would have strengthened the whole continent of Africa in the eyes of economists backing sound money — not to mention investors. But it would have been especially devastating for the U.S. economy, the American dollar, and particularly the elite in charge of the system.

“The central banking Ponzi scheme requires an ever-increasing base of demand and the immediate silencing of those who would threaten its existence,” Wile noted in a piece entitled “Gaddafi Planned Gold Dinar, Now Under Attack” earlier this year. “Perhaps that is what the hurry [was] in removing Gaddafi in particular and those who might have been sympathetic to his monetary idea.”

Investor newsletters and commentaries have been buzzing for months with speculation about the link between Gadhafi’s gold dinar and the NATO-backed overthrow of the Libyan regime. Conservative analysts pounced on the potential relationship, too.

“In 2009 — in his capacity as head of the African Union — Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi had proposed that the economically crippled continent adopt the ‘Gold Dinar,’” noted Ilana Mercer in an August opinion piece for WorldNetDaily. “I do not know if Col. Gadhafi continued to agitate for ditching the dollar and adopting the Gold Dinar — or if the Agitator from Chicago got wind of Gadhafi’s (uncharacteristic) sanity about things monetary.”

But if Arab and African nations had begun adopting a gold-backed currency, it would have had major repercussions for debt-laden Western governments that would be far more significant than the purported “democratic” uprisings sweeping the region this year. And it would have spelled big trouble for the elite who benefit from “freshly counterfeited funny-money,” Mercer pointed out.

“Had Gadhafi sparked a gold-driven monetary revolution, he would have done well for his own people, and for the world at large,” she concluded. “A Gadhafi-driven gold revolution would have, however, imperiled the positions of central bankers and their political and media power-brokers.”

Adding credence to the theory about why Gadhafi had to be overthrown, as The New American reported in March, was the rebels’ odd decision to create a central bank to replace Gadhafi’s state-owned monetary authority. The decision was broadcast to the world in the early weeks of the conflict.

In a statement describing a March 19 meeting, the rebel council announced, among other things, the creation of a new oil company. And more importantly: “Designation of the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and appointment of a Governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi.”

The creation of a new central bank, even more so than the new national oil regime, left analysts scratching their heads. “I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising,” noted Robert Wenzel in an analysis for the Economic Policy Journal. “This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences,” he added. Wenzel also noted that the uprising looked like a “major oil and money play, with the true disaffected rebels being used as puppets and cover” while the transfer of control over money and oil supplies takes place.

Other analysts, even in the mainstream press, were equally shocked. “Is this the first time a revolutionary group has created a central bank while it is still in the midst of fighting the entrenched political power?” wondered CNBC senior editor John Carney. “It certainly seems to indicate how extraordinarily powerful central bankers have become in our era.”

Similar scenarios involving the global monetary system — based on the U.S. dollar as a global reserve currency, backed by the fact that oil is traded in American money — have also been associated with other targets of the U.S. government. Some analysts even say a pattern is developing.

Iran, for example, is one of the few nations left in the world with a state-owned central bank. And Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein, once armed by the U.S. government to make war on Iran, was threatening to start selling oil in currencies other than the dollar just prior to the Bush administration’s “regime change” mission.

While most of the establishment press in America has been silent on the issue of Gadhafi’s gold dinar scheme, in Russia, China, and the global alternative media, the theory has exploded in popularity. Whether salvaging central banking and the corrupt global monetary system were truly among the reasons for Gadhafi’s overthrow, however, may never be known for certain — at least not publicly.

© The New American Magazine. All rights reserved.


Flash Editorials November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011

By Russell D. Longcore

(Editor’s Note: To see this article in an animated movie, go to: Flash Editorial Video)

The Nation: OK Herman Cain. Remember Bill Clinton’s “bimbo eruptions?” You’re catching up. Now the list is up to five, and a couple of these women got monetary settlements from your naughty antics. It’s pretty tough to get the nation to believe that you’re entirely innocent when more and more women are willing to step up and burn you. That’s the entertaining thing about you sociopathic personalities. You guys actually convince yourselves that you haven’t done anything wrong. All someone has to do is prove that you were with Ms. Bialik at that hotel that night and you’re toast. And eventually, the dames that got the settlements are going to tell their story, confidentiality agreement or not. There’s plenty of media outlets that will pay these chicks all they need to defend themselves in court. Cain is a goner in this race. Go back to talk radio, Herman.

The Nation II I am not happy about this, but here’s my prediction about the Republican race – unless someone catches Mitt Romney in bed with a live boy, a dead girl or a goat – he will outlast all the others and be the Republican candidate in 2012. Actually, I could not care less about who wins.

The Nation III The voters of Mississippi went to the polls Tuesday night and voted down Amendment 26, a citizens initiative to amend the Mississippi Constitution to define “personhood” as beginning at fertilization or “the functional equivalent thereof.” Its purpose was to protect all life, regardless of age, health, function, physical or mental dependency, or method of reproduction. If it had passed, it would have made Unalienable Rights and Inalienable Rights one and the same things…the right to life. I doubt if the right to life will truly ever be protected again in America.

International: Didn’t I tell you that the merda was hitting the ventilatore in Italy and Greece? Old governments out, new governments in. The banksters are installing one of their own as the new Greek Prime Minister. Former ECB VP Lucas Papademos gets the nod. This is the very guy who cooked the Greek books to get Greece INTO the EC. And it looks like Italy will install Mario Monti, a Yale grad (Keynesian) as their new head guy. Keep doing the same ol’ shyt that got you into this mess, fellas.

International II: Heard a piece on National Public Radio Tuesday that said Greece and Italy were going to get bailed out. Both nations have to agree to austerity budgets (whatever the hell that means), the banks that own their present debt have to take a 50% writedown (bankruptcy without the nasty name) and then the nations will get MORE LOANS. How about austerity without any more borrowing? How stupid is this? These banking morons run the world. John Perkins (Economic Hitman)…call your office. What the EU should do is kick Italy and Greece out of the club.

Business: EMI Group Ltd., the music giant, is being split up and sold for $4.1 billion. Universal Music Group will buy the recording division, while Sony/ATV will buy the publishing division. I guess there’s money to still be made in the music business, despite all the hand-wringing done about copyright infringement and pirate music downloads.

Economy: WOW. The number of new unemployment claims this week was only 390,000, down about 10,000 from last week. Keep in mind that hundreds, maybe thousands of companies lay off people in the fourth quarter to boost year-end earnings. Happens every year. Watch the news. When you see news stories about it, you’ll think of Flash Editorials.

Religion: Nothing interesting happened in the realm of religion this week. It was only the usual Catholic priests molesting children, Islamists murdering Christians, Hindus murdering Muslims, and Christian American military personnel murdering Afghanis and Pakistanis while their families at home wave the flag proudly and call the soldiers “heroes.” And then the soldiers come home to America and commit suicide in the largest numbers in history. Perhaps the Prince of Peace has been misunderstood.

Sports: In overtime, LSU beat Alabama 9-6 with a field goal. #1 beat #2 in a very exciting game. Both teams’ defenses were stellar, neither allowing the other to score a touchdown. And LSU went to Tuscaloosa and hung this loss around Nick Saban’s neck. Classic payback. LSU remains undefeated. Geaux Tigers!!

Sports II: Penn State University’s fabled football program gets a moral death penalty. Defensive Coach Jerry Sandusky spent years molesting boys and was caught multiple times, even AT the Penn State locker room, even five years AFTER he had retired from the program. Coaching legend Joe Paterno was told about Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys, and fulfilled his legal obligation by reporting what he knew to the Athletic Director. But will we ever know if “Joe Pa” ever challenged Sandusky face to face? How could Paterno allow this pedophile to remain on his staff, or even to have access to the football facility after he retired? A locker room full of muscular naked teenaged boys must have been like being in a candy shop for Sandusky. Is football more important than raping children? Apparently it was. “Success with honor,” my ass. At least the Board of Regents had enough of a survival instinct to fire Paterno and the college president Wednesday night. The empty-headed college students must be pro-rape, as they rioted after Joe Pa’s termination was announced.

Sports III Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion “Smokin” Joe Frazier died this week. He wasn’t pretty on the outside like Muhammed Ali, but most reports say that Frazier was a fine gentleman.

Entertainment: At the Country Music Association Awards show, cute-as-a-button Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year for the second time. Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert won Male and Female Vocalist of the year. Sugarland won Vocal Duo of the Year. Country music is sure entertaining, but it ain’t country. Today’s country music is where rock and roll went after pop music was invented. If you have a hankerin’ for great country music, check out Radio Free Texas, a streaming audio website with only Texas music playing 24/7.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


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