Archive for the ‘People Traps’ Category

I have had my ups and downs with churches.  Eventually, I became alienated from Americanized faith fellowships due to the blatant and endless consumerist pitches enmeshed from the pulpit, to the congregation; which seamlessly bled into endless covenant mall shopping.  There was no end to the soulless dissipation of chinese-sweatshop-made crap. Jesus bobbleheads?  Bumperstickers and pencil toppers?   I eventually stopped, dropped and rolled out of the hellfires within my own church when my pastor bought a property across the street and kicked all of the poor residents out into the same street.  One near destitute family refused to leave and the pastor dragged the entire congregation across the street and tried to SHAME them into leaving their home.  Who can stand up to the power of the Lord, right?

Well.. I did.  I told the choir leader that I wouldn’t be returning for practice.  I never returned. There was no salt left in the salted.  The only thing that stayed with me is that we should have supported our community instead of casting them into the street for being an obstacle. This family was guilty of being poor; having no buying power to shop for their new home or new crap for their new home.

I was sure that Jesus would have found those people jobs, made sure their needs were met and then made sure they were empowered to keep flourishing, free and unindebted.

Years later I discovered Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping.   He helped me understand I wasn’t astray. I was just following my own inner light of The Truth.  When I can’t help my fellow American find what they need to sustain basic dignity, there isn’t something wrong with Jesus – there’s something wrong with us and our cultural priorities.

Elected officials are completely influenced by all the stuff they “must buy”.  In this case, it would be through cheap globalized trade agreements and no-bid contracts buying stuff in your name; whether you need it or not.  14 trillion in federal debt; which you and your grandchildren can pay for.  That is just an unholy, ungodly amount of federal debt. The US government and the federal bankers don’t even care if we are broke.  Our job is just to keep buying and keep making tax money so they can keep buying.  This is a crisis of sheer moral terpitude!  The federal government needs to STOP SHOPPING!

That’s when in my misery, I snapped to and discovered the question, “What would Jesus buy?”

America, her monetary system and her national economic policy must be born again.  Now, I don’t mean throwing out the freedom of buying and selling what you want for an honest currency.  I’m talking about breaking free of the economic bondage of eternal crisis servitude.  Let’s prefer the businesses in our communities over the massive Global Godzillas who knock over entire countries for right-of-might business monopoly. That’s not a free market.

There is a great deal of freedom in saying, “I’m not going to pay for something I don’t need,” and walking away from anyone who wants to put you in a bad position.

We all witnessed the ’08 crash and beheld the federal fleecing of TARP.  We are now reliant on a corrupt FIAT monetary system; which is as good as the paper it’s printed on. It is only a matter of time before we go to hell economically.

Don’t go to hell. Listen to the good news message of Reverend Billy.

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Frontline: Are we safer? Dana Priest explores the terrorism-industrial complex since 9/11

WATCH PBS SPECIAL : Are we safer?

 

 

ZillaMod –  This SUPERGEM was tweeted down from the graces from the Hillicon Valley Tech blog. Rep. Rush said a pretty awesome thing.

“The Color of Change campaign, which supports strict regulations for phone and cable companies, has sought to unhinge Rush’s bid to become the top Democrat on the subcommittee overseeing telecom issues. The group says net neutrality is essential for helping minorities get online, charging that Rush has not done enough on the issue.

But Rush suggested in his speech that net neutrality is not a key issue for minorities; rather, it is a clash between corporations who are akin to “Godzilla and King Kong.”

I’m not so sure if I really agree, but it sounds bad a**!!

SEE ALSO:

NEW! Digi-Godzilla dragnet lands on Washington D.C.

State of the Net Conference [It’s a big monster…RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!  SAVE YOURSELF!!]

Rep. Paul goes in to repeal THE PATRIOT ACT.

[See case law example ..DAVID v. GOLIATH]

California-Zilla decides you and your mobile phone won’t need a 4th Amendment if you were ever arrested- EVER!

[Yeah, that means you..especially that one time. Remember?  At that one rally? The one where the police got you and threw you in a truck for protesting?  Yeah – YOU, activist!]

ZillaMod-  Sometimes I don’t want to do much at all.  Sometimes my slacktivism includes lit, TV and film reviews for the benefit of those who want a sense of achievement by being better informed. Here are a few recent treasures on the path to awesome deep dark terrible truth. They soften the landing for people who want to get it over with and still enjoy some real entertainment value.

Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory on Tru TV

The former Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura may be termed out but he is definitely not done serving the public interest. Conspiracy Theory made me a fast convert after catching this episode on Goldmann Sachs and the defrauded the American taxpayer.  You have to watch Ventura turn the heat on.  Once you see the beads of sweat accumulate on the faces of the Goldmann Sachs jackals you’ll be on the edge of your seat cheering. 

His show is making a difference. It stops insulting the intelligence of struggling people who see evidence of surveillance and corruption interrupt their lives everyday.

Get your Public Officials names ready, with pen, paper or e-mail. Once you see this, you will want to do something about it.

Downsized on WE tv

This reality TV series debuted this Saturday about the immediate future of America. Nothing says Godzilla Government like watching this family of 9 scrounge for a living after Wall Street walked away with Americas wealth.

DISINFORMATION : 100 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know

 

Try this on for Christmas or Thanksgiving

Try this on for Christmas or Thanksgiving

 

This compact disinfo trivia is a great gift for family members and others who are just putting their toe in the water by talking to you about dark, tough subjects which don’t often see the light of day.  You can’t beat what it tells you for under $10.

 

 

 

 

Taking of Pelham 123 Starring Denzel Washington ,as Garber and  John Travolta, as Ryder.

From the film:

Ryder: Now you understand commodities, don’t you? You know, pork bellies, gold, light crude.
Walter Garber: Listen. No disrespect, but maybe I’m not the guy you should be talking to.
Ryder: Oh no, you are exactly the guy I wanna talk to. Now I want you to look at the ticker and I want you to tell me what is the going rate for a New York City hostage today. You think a million dollars is too much? I do. I think it’s corny. Now get your calculator out. You got one?
Ryder: [Garber hesitates] Do you have a calculator?
Walter Garber: Yeah, we got one. I got one.
Ryder: Okay, good. Now add this up. You got $526,315.79. That’s $526,315.79 Now times that by 19. What do you get?
Walter Garber: [looks at calculator] That’s $10 million?
Ryder: What do you get?
Walter Garber: That comes out to $10 million plus 1 cent.
Ryder: Oh that is a deal. Now I want you to call the mayor and tell him the price. And then you tell him I want it in 100,000 $100 dollar bills. You got that?
Walter Garber: Okay I got that. What about the 1 cent?
Ryder: Well you keep that 1 cent. It’s your broker fee.

You can read more examples of some of the gemmy dialogue in this film on IMDB.com.

Denzel Washington as Walter Garber took careful aims with a NY Subway’s bad guy, Ryder by displaying middle class vulnerability on a shaky but resilient upwardly mobile trend.  The writing was good enough to bring home a 1/2 gallon of milk to the wife. The film truly delivers on a disturbing revelation of how Wall Street PUT options might make certain people rich every time there’s a terrorist threat in NYC.

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Hopefully,  this will provide a decompression valve for some of you to enjoy as much as I did.

By Sheila Dean

I doubt in years to come conservative women will remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard Christine O’Donnell, Tea Party Republican hopeful for the Delaware Senate seat, had “dabbled in witchcraft”. There are as many reasons why it wouldn’t rattle cages of American conservative women, as much as it would.

My first offering is that while many American conservative women are Christian, very few exhibit “spirituality” in the baited catfights they routinely engage in amongst themselves. They are simply way too obsessed with the political climb. To be sober, Christianity gets leveled to interpretive art for sociopathic pundits like Karl Rove who believe themselves to be God.

Conservative Christians have been elected before. A lot of them voted in favor of spending us into the national hell of eternal debt. Our last “born again” Christian President voted for endless public-private appropriations causing the deficit to soar. He increased the hypocritical culture of secretive bureaucracies where billions go in and no one could account to the public where it went except for the words “state’s secrets”.  In exchange, we were burdened with FISA, The Patriot Act,The Real ID Act, and many many trifling Executive Orders.

What does conservative Christian America have to show for it? Well.. their eight year old children may be showing a lot more to the TSA if they have to fly out of any major airport.

However, the real irony is the self-professed “leg up” anti-thiest and closet Libertarian, Bill Maher, offers to conservative women by booking them on network television. On Larry King Live, he proudly listed his greatest achievements in equal time programming as featuring American Conservative hits, like Anne Coulter and Christine O’Donnell, on Politically Incorrect. However, consolation is lost as he later cites that conservative women are merely “a novelty”. (You know, like cocktail fruit in your drinks or the adult section at Spencer’s gifts.)

THE WITCH FACTOR IN WESTERN HISTORY

I felt vaguely optimistic for O’Donnell’s success.

The unholy miracle is that O’Donnell, 41, a young American conservative has survived the anti-woman culture of political right and the left itself in all of its intelligent forms. She displaced an establishment Senate incumbent Republican, Mike Castle in Delaware. For those who don’t know, a lot of powerful global banking and  work for the Federal Reserve is performed in Delaware. For this exhibition of her power, she has been deemed, classically, “a witch”.

Unfortunately, history tell us that women -particularly white women from Evangelical Christian backgrounds- who outmode their male counterparts have been removed by force, simply by labeling them as “a witch”. A long list of institutions run by men, starting with various Churches, carried out torturous “purifying” deaths of women adept enough to beat them at their own game.

Poor, Mike Castle. He received so many personal consolations. The many many back slaps from his male peers, even one from the President, were to preserve his pride.

Our point exactly is that it shouldn’t be that big of a deal to lose to a woman.

I then concluded it is a sad day indeed when a liberal Democrat may adequately claim to be an escalator for women conservatives, social or fiscal, in pursuit of a political career. The skill is in getting through the the equal time interview, where a conservative is actually allowed to speak and then still try to somehow emerge recognizable to her political peers. The aftermath requires surviving: temporary defamation, “smelling like a liberal for going on that show”, and the jealous female crabs in the bucket agitated over a network television appearance.

Why can’t we women get behind one another when it counts?

Unfortunately, what is actually disturbing the O’Donnell campaign force more than anything else is her approach to gender and sexuality. Media amplification of her positions concerning what goes on in the bedroom in a broken economy where citizens are simply trying to stay housed, fed and employed says a lot more about how nothing much will change at all.

That has drastic drawbacks for the activist image of a “grizzly mama” trying to purify Washington by fire as the anti-establishment candidate.

Indeed, if Christine O’Donnell, as a Senator, is so severely interested in expanding government oversight of what we do in private, where no crime is committed, she’s closer to what we have right now than a departure from it. Nothing says “establishment” like allowing the State to watch your private parts.

She may be toting Tea, but it may not be the kind we really need – Liberty.

The Liberty Diet

Posted: October 5, 2010 in Food.. HAVOC!, People Traps

Inspired by headlines like these:

The government can’t regulate their way out of a paper bag these days.  I’m not trusting them with something I can do myself, like, losing weight.

It’s time to try the Liberty Diet.  Also known as the DIY- on your own time, on your own dime- free-market diet.  We’ll flesh out the concept after this brief explanation.

So what do you do when the State decides you are too heavy for your own good or really too heavy for the tax liability of public run healthcare?  If you have been adequately convinced that you are too fat, or if you know you are too fat, you may be considering a decision outside of the realm of the legal role of the State, which is, should I lose the weight?

If you decide to lose weight, it should  be on your terms vs. the terms of some corporatized bureaucrat who actually doesn’t actually care if you live or die.

Let’s put it this way , the FDA and other regulatory agencies will greenlight things that don’t belong anywhere near you for human consumption.  For instance: remember how they managed to greenlight Mercury byproducts to go into millions of people’s teeth as “medicine”?   People you know right now are walking around with teeth filled with a toxin not approved for human consumption.

So ..now that we’ve adequately established the fact that the federal government doesn’t really care about “quality of life”, your should feel freed of any compulsion to go along with the burgeoning federal market for the fat police.

Let’s get past the insult to millions of Americans suffering from hunger and near starvation in this country because they aren’t actually getting enough to eat.  Let’s just go ahead  look at the status of eating disorders ranging from obesity  to anorexia in America for balance.

SEE: Weighty Matters: Communicating Effectively about Weight and Health

Obesity is really an eating disorder which puts it in the range of psychological disorders requiring treatment.   So if someone in our non-discerning government decides you are too fat and checks you off as obese, you may also be simultaneously classified as mentally ill.  If  your employer wants to see a background check of your mental health history, and you consent, they may see that you have a “life long history” of mental illness.  That’s if you have been heavy all your life or a “genetic predisposition” towards mental illness if everyone in your family is heavy and you consulted your doctor about weight loss.   Digital medical records will stick with you even if you are fit, trim and have a completely healthful lifestyle today.  You may lose opportunities in life due to unintended consequences of  being in the “fat class”.

What are eating disorders usually about anyway?  Well, they stem from control issues.  Doesn’t our government have their own control issues?  They want to control things they have no rights to control. Why? Probably because they can’t control themselves or stop themselves from deluded compulsions rooted in basic insecurity. Why are they insecure?  Well they’re really really guilty of doing lots of illegal, immoral, and unethical actions as a legislative voting block and are worried about losing their powerful government jobs as a result.  Vicious cycle.

So here’s what I propose: The Liberty Diet.  The core components of the Liberty Diet require you to be active, cutting spending and waste, and taking personal responsibility for things you actually control.   The point of the diet is to really aim this personal policy back at Washington, showing them you are in control of  what you do with your body, not the government.  It’s not their place since they set a monstrous example (i.e. Godzilla Government).

Most people spend money on things they shouldn’t be eating.  That requires reorganizing your personal budget to include more healthful foods which won’t make you fat and help you manage your weight naturally.  Since lots of Americans are really stressed out about their lives, it’s a realtively low cost way of dealing with anxiety and worry by simply “getting busy”.   In essence, take the second labor intensive job, so you won’t spend your time worrying about money, eating or drinking your woes away.  If money is an issue for some, you may want to try some variation of  the Poverty Diety (a.k.a. the Ramen diet).  Everyone on the Ramen diet is both too busy and too poor to deviate from this diet, so coupled with “busy” exercise they wind up ..well…skinny.  You may not be able to afford beer or alcohol because you’re broke or you need that money for other things like, gasoline or clothes.

More tried and true activity hits are: take the stairs, walk home, ride your bike, play outside, dance to music, run from the debt collector/repo man etc. etc.

If you are doing everything you’re supposed to be doing, you’re not going to be fat.  If you’re overspending, drinking too much, eating out all the time with “friends” you might be on the Washington D.C. diet.    Cook at home; you’re better than that.

From being overworked and too busy, I have already lost 7 pounds on the Liberty diet.

Try it.  You don’t need my permission.  It doesn’t cost you a thing.  That’s really liberating!!

FILM: Marketing of Madness

Posted: October 5, 2010 in People Traps

The FDA’s role in the psychotropic pharmaceutical industry may have cost people their lives. I saw this documentary at 3:30 AM on Comedy Central when I couldn’t sleep. It occurred to me that the opposition to this information getting out was so great that the only way for this documentary to be seen was to air it as an infomercial at 3:00 in the morning on cable television.

The documentary is called The Marketing of Madness created by the Citizens Commission for Human Rights.

“This is the definitive documentary on the psychiatric drugging industry. Here is the real story of the high income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit centre. But appearances are deceiving. How valid are psychiatrists diagnoses and how safe are their drugs? Digging deep beneath the corporate veneer, this three-part documentary exposes the truth behind the slick marketing schemes and scientific deceit that conceal dangerous and often deadly sales campaign.”

http://www.youtube.com/v/2Mjiltwly7M?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6