Saturday, April 3, 2010

Who's Your Hero?

Shaun Hannity , California Congressmen Kevin McCarthy and David Dreier had gathered in front of a live audience of Republican and "Tea Party" fans to discuss Hannity's new book. The three men spend a good deal of their time venerating Ronald Reagan, dissing the current administration and being standard Republican talking-heads.

Seven and a half minutes into their adulation of Reagan, Hannity remarks:

HANNITY: See, can I add one thing? I think we won the debate.
DREIER: We did win the debate.
HANNITY: When you think about the vast majorities that they have in Congress and they had to bribe, backroom deals, corruption, that’s all because the tea party movement, the people — all these Tim McVeigh wannabes here.
HANNITY: Guys, thank you for being here.

What in the holy hell? You would think he was being sarcastic, but at no point do they discuss anything remotely having to do with Conservative threats of violence or anything similar. It is completely out of the blue. He simply calls his audience "Tim McVeigh wannabe's", they cheer and cut to commercial.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Head Of The Beast

In my first article "Architect of Decay", I named James Baker III as a man in the middle of
The "Plutocratic Round-table" and that I was using this Blog as a tool of exposure. This is the link that connects the dots from the Iraq War to the bailouts of big business, all the way to Media control and James Baker III, who is one of many Key Players! There is a clear and obvious group of powerful conspirators. The head of the beast.
The war in Iraq does not seem to be over at all, but in the meantime the rebuilding has already started. This has unleashed fierce competition for contracts, which are mainly awarded to American (ed: U.S.) companies. 
What is remarkable about these companies, is that they have people on their payroll from American politics and the military. Is this a conflict of interest, or is this the new global way of doing business? One of the companies that operates in this manner is the Carlyle Group.
On their payroll are people like : George Bush (Sr.), James Baker III and old premier John Major.

The Carlyle Group is a private investment bank which doesn't come to the public's attention very often but it is one of the biggest American (ed: USA) investors of the defense industry, telecommunication, property and financial services.

What is the Carlyle Group? Who are the people behind the name? And how much power does Carlyle have?

The Carlyle Group was literally born out of profits made from tax loopholes. In 1987, David Rubenstein and three partners saw an opportunity to profit off the financial troubles and bankruptcies of Native Alaskan Corporations. Taking advantage of new tax laws that allowed struggling Native Corporations to sell their (tax deductible) debt to other parties, who could then write off the debt on their own corporate taxes, the partners did an estimated $1 billion worth of deals, and their share--approximately $10 million--allowed them to set up the Carlyle Group.

Carlyle continues to benefit from favorable tax rules. Rubenstein himself pays only the 15% capital gains tax rate on his take of buyout profits rather than the 35% income tax that regular wage earners in his tax bracket are required to pay (Business Weekly- Jan. 2008). The IRS is investigating whether private equity firms may also be using offshore corporate structures, cross-border loans and improper accounting methods to shield earnings and assets from the taxman. Carlyle and other firms have paid dearly to protect their tax break--both through big lobbying bills and big political contributions--arguing alternately that it is "equitable" and that it is justified simply because it's long been on the books.

But the carried interest debate is just the tip of the private-equity-tax-avoidance iceberg; by loading up the companies it buys with high levels of debt, Carlyle -- like every other private equity firm -- benefits from big tax deductions. Already, corporate taxes account for only 7% of the country's tax revenues, and this practice has the potential to drive big business' share even lower.

How does this play out in practice? Consider the proposed Carlyle buyout of Manor Care nursing homes. Because the buyout includes $4.6 billion in new debt, under Carlyle ownership Manor Care will be required to pay little or no corporate taxes. This practice of avoiding corporate taxes is especially troubling in the case of Manor Care because, like most nursing home companies, the company receives two-thirds of its revenue from federal and state taxpayer-funded payments, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Like everyone else in the United States, the group stood transfixed as the events of September 11th unfolded. Present were former secretary of defense Frank Carlucci, former secretary of state James Baker III, and representatives of the bin Laden family. This was not some underground presidential bunker or Central Intelligence Agency interrogation room. It was the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., the plush setting for the annual investor conference of one of the most powerful, well-connected, and secretive companies in the world: the Carlyle Group. And since September 11, this little-known company has become unexpectedly important...

And as the Carlyle investors watched the World Trade towers go down, the group's prospects went up. In running what its own marketing literature spookily calls "a vast, interlocking, global network of businesses and investment professionals" that operates within the so-called iron triangle of industry, government, and the military, the Carlyle Group leaves itself open to any number of conflicts of interest and stunning ironies. For example, it is hard to ignore the fact that Osama bin Laden's family members, who renounced their son ten years ago, stood to gain financially from the war being waged against him until late October, when public criticism of the relationship forced them to liquidate their holdings in the firm. Or consider that the former U.S. president George W. Bush was in a position to make budgetary decisions that could pad his father's bank account. But for the Carlyle Group, walking that narrow line is the art of doing business at the murky intersection of Washington politics, national security, and private capital; mastering it has enabled the group to amass $12 billion in funds under management.

This is one of many conservative groups that work together with the same base agenda. Control the World economy to secure the elites position of power and keep the masses hopeless and powerless. Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. Democracy is their enemy!
I'm going to keep connect the pieces, exposing the evil and it's work. I pray that the world wakes up and takes action against this powerful enemy, before it's too late. If you have anything that ties to this or any of my articles, please write me at

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Rise

Rockford Coffee Party Chapter
On the day I heard about the "Do You Miss Me Yet?" Pro-Bush billboards, my heart dropped into my gut with fear and confusion! How can people miss the man who's election was a scandal, just after his inauguration he deregulated energy for his buddies at Enron, he accused the wrong country for the 9/11 attacks, he lied about "weapons of mass murder", he gave the rich the largest tax cut in history, he raised our deficit sky-high, he mislead thousands of soldiers to their deaths, he bailed-out giant corporations in our supposed free-market capitalist system, he stomped all over our Bill of Rights with his very dangerous "PATRIOT ACT", he ignored congress, he made backroom deals with Saudi Arabia (who support the REAL terrorists) and so much more!

Soon after, a wave if ignorance and hate washed over our country, backed up by rhetoric and misinformation. It was a wave of "Tea". A very bitter and distasteful tea, disguised as patriotism and waving our flag with a hateful fist. The Tea Party brought out the ugliness lurking in the bowels of our society. The where thrown into the mainstream media, branded as the "People's Voice".

I lost all hope of progress in our country that has already been stained with racism and greed. I felt as though our country's heart now pumps black blood of hatred and fear. "Where did all the rational people go?", I pondered. "Where is the support for our government now?". I needed an outlet for my frustration, but I didn't know what to do. Even my friends on Facebook have fell victim to the deception of such crooked propaganda from the greedy fascist corporate endorsed Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Rupert Murdoch's dishonest FOX "news"! They would turn words like "reconciliation" and twist it into "Nuclear Option", which sounds more destructive and bad, repeat it over and over and over, until it was implanted into the people's mindset! Remember "Freedom Fries"? It is NOT against the law to falsify the "NEWS"!

When I heard about Annabelle Park and her "Coffee Party" idea, I thought it was a joke, poking fun at the self proclaimed "Teabaggers"! But when I looked into COFFEEPARTYUSA.COM and read their mission statement, it was like all the gray clouds broke, revealing a warm sun of civility and intellect; TRUTH! I found that it wasn't just an anti-tea agenda, but a window of opportunity to protest against corruption, lobbying, backroom dealing, and to gain government cooperation in regulating the "above-the-law" corporations. I became a Facebook Freedom Fighter! I would search and unleash thousands of articles, videos, polls, blogs and lectures from all kinds of honest independent sources, as well as some of the small bits of truth scattered amongst the mainstream.

I heard there was a Chicago chapter, but it was hard for me to make all there meetings.

On March 27, at Katie's Cup (502 7th st. Rockford IL.) we had our first Rockford Chapter meeting. I was very excited, but a little nervous. I really didn't know what to expect. It was no surprise to find out that it was a very friendly, inviting, civil and intellectual group of people. I didn't want it to end! It instantly felt like home. It is such a relief to find out that you're not the only loving and rational person left in this corner of the globe. Although it is only 10 of us now, we will multiply by the hundreds. We just have to get the word out. We have plans that will prevail over the propaganda of the plutocracy! The Truth always prevails!

If you are around the Rockford vicinity, I implore you to help support the democracy of our country. We will be meeting again on Saturday, April 3rd at Katie's Cup- 502 7th St. Rockford, IL. If not us, who? If not now, when?