Let The Dinosaurs Die!

Let The Dinosaurs Die!

In what is rapidly becoming another “Don’t You Dare Tax Me To Save The Bad Guys” moment…

How many of you remember:

8 track tapes, vinyl records, cassette tapes, the telegraph, the Pony Express, black and white television, rotary telephones, punch card computers, reel to reel film, commercial propeller airplanes, turntables, VCRs, and the radio in everyone’s living room?

Did these forms of technology either adapt or go the way of the dinosaurs when advanced technology became available?  Then why would we even think of allowing the US Government through the FTC to prop up a withering form of media that has caused it’s own destruction through biased journalism?

LET THE DINOSAURS ADAPT OR DIE!

74% Oppose Taxing Internet News Sites To Help Newspapers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering several ways to help the struggling newspaper industry, but Americans strongly reject several proposed taxes to keep privately-owned newspapers going.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 84% oppose a three percent (3%) tax on monthly cell phone bills to help newspapers and traditional journalism.

Similarly, 76% oppose a proposed five percent tax on the purchase of consumer electronic items such as computers, iPads and Kindles to help support newspapers and traditional journalism. Seventy-four percent (74%) oppose the proposal to tax web sites like the Drudge Report to help the newspapers they draw their headlines from.

Each of these ideas was suggested for consideration in a recent FTC report.

Only 10% favor the tax on monthly cell phone bills to help newspapers and traditional journalism. Sixteen percent (16%) support the tax on consumer electronic devices, and 18% of Adults favor placing an additional tax on Internet news sites.

Seventy-one percent (71%) oppose the creation of a taxpayer-funded program that would hire and pay young reporters to work for newspapers around the country.  Fourteen percent (14%) support such a program, while 15% are undecided.

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

One of the FTC’s central concerns is that the quality of local news reporting is suffering as financially struggling newspapers tighten their belts. Yet while Americans continue to see their local newspapers as more reliable than online news sources, they also have consistently questioned government assistance to keep those papers in business.

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Americans are confident that online and other news sources will make up the difference if many newspapers go out business.

Democrats are more supportive of all three taxes than Republicans and adults not affiliated with either party are. But solid majorities oppose such taxes across all demographic groups.

Thirty percent (30%) of those ages 18 to 29 like the idea of a taxpayer-funded program to hire and pay young reporters. One-in-five Democrats (20%) favor it as well. But again adults in all demographic groups strongly oppose such a program.

In April 2009, 37% favored government subsidies for struggling newspapers, but 43% said it was better to let the papers go out of business.

Last summer, former CBS newsman Dan Rather proposed the creation of a White House commission to help save journalism jobs and find ways for news organizations to survive. Twenty-five percent (25%) like the idea, but 55% oppose it.

Can We Say Racist Out Loud?(UPDATED: Helen Retires)

UPDATE 6.7.2010:  Helen Thomas has left the building.

From Politico:
Helen Thomas retires

In the world of political journalism, it’s the end of an era: Helen Thomas has retired just months shy of her 90th birthday.

The longtime White House journalist has covered ever president since Dwight Eisenhower and broke several barriers for female journalists but stepped down from her latest role — a columnist for Hearst Newspapers — in the wake of controversial remarks made in late May about the need for Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine” and return to Poland and Germany.

“Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately,” read a statement from Hearst Newspapers on Monday. “Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.”

Thomas said in a statement that, “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.’’

The decision to retire came as Thomas faced rebuke from nearly every corner after video of her remarks during an interview with RabbiLive.com’s Rabbi David Nesenoff emerged online late last week.

Somebody with kindasortabackbone…Helen Thomas’ agency.  About freakin’ time…it only took what, 3 days, for somebody to call the real racist out on the carpet.

From Politico:

Thomas gets dropped by agency

Nine Speakers, the agency that represents Helen Thomas, has dropped her as a client. This comes in the wake of controversial remarks on the Middle East.

The notice, obtained by POLITICO:

It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps.

Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond.

However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can we condone her comments on the Middle East.

Nine Speakers will continue to enthusiastically represent all of our other current and future clients.

Meanwhile, on a totally unrelated note, the Hang Seng is down almost 448 points as of this writing. Just cannot wait to see what NY has been up to when I take a break from trying to sleep.

The Bilderberg Group Is Only The Face Of The Poisonous Web

There are many theories as to who the shadow players are that are driving the world’s inhabitants towards extinction in their all-knowing, “we have to get the population to the 500 million mark”, but I still consider the chase of the money trail to be the most advantageous to finding out who is doing what.

I just ran across this opinion piece in The Guardian and felt that it eloquently conveyed the message for those of you that still don’t understand or don’t care about the elites that gather to decide your destiny. For many that are just waking up to the globalists in our elected leadership, you must understand that the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, the Bank of International Settlements, WHO, the Federal Reserve, and the central banks throughout the world must be booted out of this country, and their insane One World Corporation philosophy has to be decimated.PERIOD.

The Bilderberg Group is just the most visible face of the poisonous web that has engulfed the world.

I want you to know, though, that the people who are crawling around on pine needles with long lenses, trying to identify delegates (and doing pretty well, by the way), the people who are being detained, searched, questioned, then heading out again into the hills, the people who are sitting late into the night at the campsite bar, talking about distracted populations and central banks, are not lunatics.

Bilderberg 2010: Why the protesters are your very best friends

The people who are being detained, searched and questioned are not playing some game. They are deadly serious, and they are worried to death

Ivan was alone on the roundabout. He had been left in charge of the banners while everyone else ate breakfast.

He slipped an empty bottle of red wine into a binliner and stretched. At his feet was a chalk-drawn pyramid showing the structure of society, the word “pueblo” at the bottom, and the tip pointing up the hill towards Bilderberg. It’s a short pyramid today, maybe half a heavily-armed mile from Rockefeller down to Ivan.

Ivan’s bed last night – is it had been the night before – was the scrub by the roadside. “It’s not so cold in my bag,” he said. “A lot of times I travel in the mountains – in the mountains, you can sleep anywhere.”

A lone Catalonian in green trousers, he clutched a leaflet and stood in the Sitges sun as, up the hill, billionaires and finance ministers ate kiwifruit patisseries.

The shame, the awful poignancy of Bilderberg, is that, for much of the time, there are more delegates up the hill than there are protesters at the foot of it.

On that point, there’s something I’d like you to do. I’d like you to extend a grateful thought, a prayer of thanks, an idle nod of acknowledgment – a something, an anything – towards Ivan and all the others who have come to Sitges to bear witness to Bilderberg 2010.

These people are on your side, they are fighting your corner. And if you don’t think it’s a corner that needs fighting, or if it’s a corner you think is being fought by the people up the hill … well, good luck to you.

I want you to know, though, that the people who are crawling around on pine needles with long lenses, trying to identify delegates (and doing pretty well, by the way), the people who are being detained, searched, questioned, then heading out again into the hills, the people who are sitting late into the night at the campsite bar, talking about distracted populations and central banks, are not lunatics.

They are your very best friends. They’re not feeble-minded or playing some kind of game. They are deadly serious, and they are worried to death.

These people look at the state of the world and they pack a rucksack and sleep at the side of a roundabout.

The head of the IMF (and Bilderberger), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, looks at the world and declares: “Crisis is an opportunity.” He sees the precarious global economy and floats the idea for “a new global currency issued by a global central bank”. (emphasis mine)

Now, if you think that’s a good idea – if you think yet more centralisation of debt (and interest payments), and more unelected financial control is a good thing – then good luck (what are you? The chairman of Barclays?)

We already have a world, says Daniel Estulin, the arch Bilderbotherer, “where unelected bodies like the IMF can tell sovereign nations like Greece what to do”.

Estulin is here in Sitges, wearing the fanciest trousers I’ve seen in a long time. He says the Bilderberg endgame is “one world company ltd”. And the board of directors is sitting half a mile away.

And they’re being watched. I can’t say from where – I don’t know where the guerilla camerafolk are out crawling today. And I can’t ring them, because they’ve turned their mobiles off and taken out the sim cards so they can’t be triangulated by the signal.

They’re out getting sunstroke on your behalf, on my behalf. I’ll publish some of their photos, and some of their spottings, tomorrow.

Later today, a bunch of Spanish activists are providing paella for everyone in a mountain restaurant. Some of us won’t make it. Some of us will be under arrest, or lying in a ditch holding our breath until the footsteps pass.

One last time: if you think what they’re doing is ridiculous, you’re wrong. It’s the fact they’re having to do it at all that’s absurd.

This morning, a policeman screeched up beside me as I went for a stroll and told me to take the recording device out of my pocket. I did. It was a bit of driftwood from the beach. Yesterday, I had my car searched (and was detained for 50 minutes while the Mossos d’Esquadra checked and rechecked my passport).

They asked me what was in the boot. I dug them out a T-shirt. The patrolman radioed the station and read out the slogan on the shirt in heavily accented English: “I went to Bilderberg 2010 and all I got was this lousy new world order.” His partner asked me why I was laughing. I couldn’t really explain.

BIlderberg is an absurdity. The secrecy is absurd. The lack of a relationship between the event and the mainstream media is absurd. Ivan standing alone by his roundabout bed is absurd. The paranoia of the participants is more than absurd – it’s pathetic.

This year, most of the delegates were whisked into the hotel through an underground entrance, dodging the lenses, like a bunch of James Bond baddies, like a dieter creeping downstairs at midnight to eat chocolate cake from the fridge.

But the good news is that not everyone has dodged the cameras (John Elkann, the heir to Fiat, was spotted by the German blog Schall und Rauch looking particularly dapper this year). And the even better news – the very best news – is that the press seems, finally, to have woken up to Bilderberg.

We have had camera crews from Spanish TV and Spanish newspapers both local and national (Javier from El Mundo is currently up a tree with a camera). French journalists, Portuguese documentary makers and al-Jazeera are picking up the story. Russia Today has sent a film crew.

We’ve had articles in the Independent and the Times, and on the Today programme on Radio 4. Daniel Estulin has been doing interview after interview. He’s getting quotes from inside the meeting. The veil of secrecy is looking decidedly tatty. It might be time to bin it.

And yet the veil of ignorance is still holding up pretty well. As Ivan says, handing me a leaflet from the Anwok collective, “it is difficult to talk about the Bilderberg agenda if people don’t even know about the group”.

I know what he means – I’ve spoken to countless news agencies and outlets in the last few weeks, and the most common response, from journalists, editors and commissioners, is: “I’m sorry, the Bilderberg what?”

But seriously, if you work on the foreign desk of a major news corporation and you’re at the “Bilderberg what?” level of political awareness, you need to think about getting a different job. Take a sabbatical. Take up carpentry, or read a book. It’s like calling yourself a porn star and not knowing the reverse cowgirl. “The reverse what…?”

Get with the programme. Shimmy up a pine tree. Take a leaflet. Resign. You’re not helping anyone.

The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered. – Thomas Jefferson

Charlie Skelton, Guardian UK reporter, being interviewed by Alex Jones about the Bilderberg Group meeting:

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Pat Condell; Just A Little More Common Sense On The Mosque At Ground Zero (Full Transcript)

Pat Condell; Just A Little More Common Sense On The Mosque At Ground Zero (Full Transcript)

Editor’s Note: The Protest against this mosque at Ground Zero is on Sunday.  More information at the end of this article.)

Meet Pat Condell, one of Britain’s top comics who espouses “Godless Comedy” has done a very serious YouTube video about the Mega-Mosque at Ground Zero and the true ramifications of said mosque in said place.

Mr. Condell is an internet celebrity with his YouTube rants about religion, but this particular video involves no comedy at all. In fact, the seriousness of the topic and the common sense put forward is pertinent enough that I have transcribed it.  I recommend that you send this post or copy and paste the transcription into your email lists and help put a stop to the terrorists’ symbol of supremacy over America; Cordoba House – the mosque at Ground Zero.

No Mosque At Ground Zero

All you Americans that have been following the islamization of Europe from afar, with horrified incredulity, if any of you are still nursing the cozy illusion that it could never happen in your country, it’s time to wake up and rub those sleepy eyes because the moment of truth has arrived.

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a plan afoot to build a thirteen story islamic center and mosque a few yards from Ground Zero in New York. A plan that’s been enthusiastically welcomed by politicians and civic leaders, eager to show how tolerant they are at other peoples’ expense. Is it possible to be astonished but not surprised?

Apparently, it’s not enough that nearly 3,000 innocent people had to lose their lives in a hideous act of religious mass murder, but now their memory has to be insulted as well, and the religion that murdered them allowed to build a towering triumphalist mosque on the ground where they died.

Is America losing it’s mind?! It says alot about the people behind this scheme that they have the bad taste even to propose building a mosque in such a place, but to describe it as they have as a tribute to the victims is beyond bad taste, and shows a profound contempt for those who died.  It would be hard to imagine a more provocative gesture short of standing on their graves and burning the American flag.  Yet, how typical of Islam, with it’s own hair-trigger sensitivity to the slightest imagined insult, to do something so arrogant and so insensitive.

It’s gonna cost $100 Million dollars to build this thing, but nobody is prepared to say where the money’s coming from.  We do know that the Saudis fund alot of mosque building in the West, when they are not busy trying to stamp out free speech at the United Nations or telling Fox News what to broadcast, so I guess we’ ll all be paying for it every time we start the car.

You know, it seems to me a much more appropriate place for a mosque in New York would be the United Nations building itself, because that organization has become so islamofriendly in recent years that frankly I’m surprised it doesn’t already have a minaret.

You know, I’m not even American but it makes me sick to my stomach to think that Islam is going to be allowed anywhere near Ground Zero, because 9.11 could never have happened if not for Islam and it’s teachings and it’s doctrine of jihad, and it’s false promise of an impossible afterlife without which none of those gullible lunatics would have been persuaded to carry out such an insane act.  And also because, it wasn’t just an attack on America, but on all of us in the civilized world.  As were the bombings in London, in Madrid, in Barley, the shootings in Mumbai, and everywhere else that the religion of peace decides it doesn’t like the way people do things.

Any religion that endorses violence is incapable of delivering spiritual enlightenment. How obvious does that have to be? And it has no right even to call itself a religion.  Without the shield of religion to hide behind, Islam would be banned in the civilized world as a political ideology of hate, and we have no obligation to make allowances for it anymore than we do for Nazism.  It’s a bigger threat to our freedom than Nazism ever was. Yes, both are totalitarian, and both divide the world unnecessarily into us and them, the pure and the inpure, and both make no secret of their desire to exterminate the jews, but we were all, more or less, on the same side against the Nazis, whereas the islamo-nazis have got plenty of friends among people in the West, who ought to know better.

American politicians now regularily make the kind of dhimmi noises about diversity as an excuse for islamization.  The same kind of thing that we’ve become so depressingly familiar with in Europe.  It’s true that diversity has been good for America; it’s been the making of that country, but American diversity has always been grounded in respect for the values, the individual liberties that make America what it is.  Islam rejects those values and that’s the difference, and it’s a very important difference.

Islam despises what America is; it rejects everything America stands for, including freedom and diversity, and any muslim who denies that, is a liar.

The organization behind this scheme is called “The Cordoba Initiative”, and the building is to be called “Cordoba House”.  And this is because Cordoba or Cordo-ba  is the city in southern Spain where muslims built their first great mosque at the start of, and as a symbol of, their conquest of Spain.  The Ground Zero mosque is intended to serve the same purpose in America.

Building mosques on conquered, sacred ground is standard practice.  It’s what Islam has always done to assert it’s supremacy, and that is what’s happening here.  And, of course, they know how insulting it is, how offensive it is.  Are you kidding?  Why do you think they chose a site as close as possible to Ground Zero, or do you think that that was just an accident?  And they also know that once it’s built, it’ll be there forever as a permanent affront to all Americans, gloating in triumph and a major bridgehead in the ongoing stealth jihad.  That’s how the muslim world will see it, and that’s how they will be encouraged to see it, and to be fair to them, that’s exactly what it will be, confirming what they always suspected, that America is a soft country, a decadent country, crippled by political correctness, confused and guilt ridden with no backbone and no pride.

They plan to open it next year on September the 11th, the tenth anniversary of the atrocity.  Is that tasteless enough for you?  I’m surprised they haven’t organized a 757 flight past.

But you know, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Here in London, we had a similar situation just recently where they wanted to build a gigantic  mosque to overshadow the Olympic Games.  Public Opinion put a stop to that, and Public Opinion can put a stop to this disgraceful plan as well, and it can tell this group, and the politicians that support them that enough is enough, and that this is one insult too far, and that America is a big country and there is plenty of room for them to build their offensive mosque if they have to; somewhere else.  Somewhere perhaps more appropriate to the spirit of their religion, like the Arizona Desert, or Death Valley.

Peace, and God Bless the Kafa(?)

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Glenn Beck, 6.1.2010: The Story Of America From The Moonshot To Woodstock

Glenn starts out this show with the explanation behind dumping a news story on a Friday, especially the Friday of a holiday weekend. For example, the story of the FTC’s report on saving journalism. Glenn also broke his own rules by bringing the pRetender’s family into his radio program last friday.  He then covers the politics of division in our country, the media’s move away from covering the truth, and why so many Americans still have their heads in the sand.

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Hillary Clinton: Tax The Rich More (UPDATED: Reason.TV Video Response)

UPDATE:
Reason.TV has a response for Hillary Clinton.

Many moderate voters, myself included, did not realize that Hillary Clinton was a stealth progressive until a few months before the presidential election. At least now, unless you still have the democrat kool-aid IV in, most know an Alinsky acolyte when they see one.

(It always amazes me that the progressives will make statements to like minded individuals that are so clearly in direct conflict with the Constitution even though they know cameras are rolling.  Remember Barry speaking to fellow socialists in San Fran about energy costs necessarily rising?)

Clinton: ‘The rich are not paying their fair share’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a rare foray into domestic politics today, offering her view that — given America’s high unemployment — wealthy Americans don’t pay enough taxes.

“The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [America currently does] — whether it’s individual, corporate or whatever [form of] taxation forms,” Clinton told an audience at the Brookings Institution, where she was discussing the Administration’s new National Security Strategy.

Clinton said the comment was her personal opinion alone. “I’m not speaking for the administration, so I’ll preface that with a very clear caveat,” she said.

Clinton went on to cite Brazil as a model.

“Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what — they’re growing like crazy,” Clinton said. “And the rich are getting richer, but they’re pulling people out of poverty.”

I have a sneaking suspicion that there is more to the equation than high taxes equals wealth.  Personally, I sticking with the Laffer Curve, and the Constitution that states that the government is not allowed to tax labor.

For those that still don’t know about Hillary Clinton, go here.

Glenn Beck, 5.27.10: Progressives Want To Repeat History (Even Though Most Americans Don’t Want To)

Glenn starts the show with the story of Puerto Rico on track to become the 51st state, even though the citizens of Puerto Rico haven’t wanted it in the past. He also speaks to this story, the rapid contraction of the M3 money supply not seen since the Great Depression.

From Telegraph UK:

“It’s frightening,” said Professor Tim Congdon from International Monetary Research. “The plunge in M3 has no precedent since the Great Depression. The dominant reason for this is that regulators across the world are pressing banks to raise capital asset ratios and to shrink their risk assets. This is why the US is not recovering properly,” he said.

Glenn then begins the journey of comparing the Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and Obama administrations including sedition, internment camps, banning books, etc., and how Cass Sunstein is trying to change public opinion through propaganda because they know we won’t sit still for any of that now.

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Glenn Beck, 5.26.2010: Frankendodd Financial Reform Bill

Glenn Beck, 5.26.2010: Frankendodd Financial Reform Bill

(Editor’s Note: Please open this post in it’s entirety to see the Scribd Doc and the images that pertain to the Office Of Financial Research.)

Sometimes I just feel the need to send a nasty email to Beck to ask him why HE LEAVES IMPORTANT DATA OUT of his segments. Today, he was covering the Frankendodd Financial Reform bill and he left out what I consider to be a very important piece of the puzzle; the Office Of Financial Research (page 65 to 82 of Scribd doc below). This new government agency has a reported $500 Billion dollar a year budget, reports to Congress on the financial health of companies in America by collecting every single bit of data that they can get their paws on. Not only do they report on companies, but they get to use appropriated and assessed funds that are not needed to invest in companies (financial?)… wait…it gets better…and then the profits are ‘not considered government funds’.   How THE FRAK DOES THAT WORK? Does that not sound like insider trading to you, or at least a very big conflict of interest?

For the rest of the background info that Glenn is about to inform you of, go here, here, and here.  For information on the granddaddy of all central banks, start here.

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Glenn Beck, 5.25.2010: Global Governance

Glenn Beck, 5.25.2010: Global Governance

(Editor’s Note: In the early 1980’s, I read a book about the coming second great depression, and have lived to see it come true.)

Glenn covers the predictions that he has made and how many have come true in the last few years.  Glenn continues to be accused of fearmongering, but many of us already knew what was going on before Beck hit Fox.  Also, he shows this graphic of how TPTB are continuing to follow the agenda of the 1930’s progressives leading us into another depression – allowing for ‘global governance’.  This graphic is the comparison of our current economy (blue) to the tracking of our economy during the 1930’s (yellow); they are awfully similar.  The progressives in charge are not this stupid.  Applying Occam’s razor that the simplest answer is probably the correct one – is it possible they are doing it on purpose?

Now vs. 1930's

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