Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

I had intended to remain neutral in my opinions and postings on the presidential campaign, since I don’t believe either candidate is much of a choice. But, with the article below and the Bill O’Reilly attack on Obama last night, I have changed my mind. It seems that McCain, as with Bush against Kerry, four years ago, can have his henchmen attack, in a low-life manner, Obama whenever he so desires, and, of course, he will then deny any involvement. However, when the tables are turned, then of course McCain cries foul. McCain’s campaign spokesman, Tucker Bounds, was interviewed, just yesterday, by CNN’s Campbell Brown, and the McCain campaign is, once again, crying foul.

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds appeared on CNN for an interview with Campbell Brown. Brown was tough on Bounds, refusing to let him spout typical campaign talking points. She repeatedly pressed him on Palin’s foreign policy experience and qualifications, asking him to name one decision that she made as commander-in-chief of the Alaskan National Guard. Bounds was unable to do so.

Today, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer revealed that because of that tough interview, the McCain campaign has canceled the senator’s appearance on Larry King Live tonight:

The McCain campaign said it believed that exchange was over the line and as a result the interview scheduled for Larry King Live with Sen. McCain was pulled. CNN does not believe that Campbell’s interview was over the line. We are committed to fair coverage of both sides of this historic election.

First of all, I could care less about Palin. It’s her boss that worries me! Four years ago, all I heard from the Bush campaign was “swift-boat” rhetoric about John Kerry. John Kerry, had served in Viet Nam, been wounded and decorated, while George W couldn’t find his drunken way back to the national guard base where he, once or twice a week, had to show up for duty. Now it’s McCain with his overworked and overstated, “I learned to love my country, when I was a prisoner in someone else’s,” as if he were the only POW in Vietnam. It must have been tough on McCain, being a POW, since, as a pilot, he spent most of his tour of duty lounging in the officer’s club, sipping whiskey, while eighteen and nineteen year old drafted Americans were being slaughtered in the rice paddies. Then, he managed to get shot down in a multi-million dollar aircraft that American tax dollars had paid for. This kind of service will never prepare one for the riggers and hardship of being a prisoner of war.

McCain, as evidenced in this article, is much better at spewing out political lies and rhetoric, through his campaign robots, than he is at receiving it. If McCain is elected, then expect the continuation of four or more years of war, corporate gluttony, uneducated and warped children and doom for the middle class in this country.

Think Progress – Infuriated About Tough CNN Interview, McCain Cancels Larry King Appearance.

DB Williams
http://www.theoutsiderview.net/

Transformational activism is the idea that people need to transform on the inside as well as on the outside in order to create any meaningful change in the world.

 

One example of transformational activism is peacekeeping which, as defined by the United Nations, is “a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace.” Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Helmets because of their light blue helmets) can include soldiers, civilian police officers, and other civilian personnel.

 

Another example is encouraging choices to live in racially diverse communities. Such communities may literally “transform” communities by opening the minds of residents to new ideas, new cultures, new historical perspectives, and a broader view of life that ultimately can benefit social relations.

 

Another example of transformational activism is transformational economics. This is the idea that you can change the way resources flow in a society by doing inner work. People examine their emotional reactions to what their needs are. This may allow them to see that things they felt they needed are not really needed. This then alters the flow of goods in a society because of the underlying change in needs.

 

Transformational politics is the field of guiding people to look inwardly what they feel is true power. They may discover that real power is seeing the deep connection of everyone with each other and of being able to tap that place. In this case power is not power over someone, but rather power to unleash collective creativity in creating a new society.

 

Transformational activism is about looking for the common values underneath, and then working from there so that both parties are able to get what they want. In the process one or both parties may find their inner landscape and paradigms changing.

 

Transformational open-sourced activism is the idea that you can tap into the power of mass collaboration and collective creativity in a way that transforms the people involved into more loving, peaceful, compassionate states.

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March 20th, 1967 – The U.S. Initiates Operation Popeye, a highly classified weather modification program in Southeast Asia which lasted until July 5th, 1972. This cloud seeding operation was utilized during the Vietnam War in an attempt to extend the monsoon rain season, specifically over the areas of the Ho Chi Minh trail. The program was allegedly sponsored by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the CIA, without the authorization of the Defense Department.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat…

December 13, 1979 Pres. Jimmy Carter ratified the convention.
According to the US State Department’s website, on May 18th, 1977 – The U.S. Joined 33 other nations at the Geneva Convention on the Prohibition of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. December 13, 1979 Pres. Jimmy Carter ratified the convention.
http://www.state.gov/t/isn/4783.htm

In the summer of 1952 – Lynmouth, England; declassified documents revealed the experimental use of a secret rainmaking program resulted in the death of 34 people and is considered one of the worst flood in British history.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/au…

As a recent as 2013, the United States intelligence community has demonstrated an interest in controlling the climate. According to a newspaper article in Mother Jones, the CIA and the National Academy of Sciences funded a 0,000, Geo engineering joint-project.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2…

Also as recent February 2015, according to an Independent News publication article, a leading American climate scientist with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, disclosed that the CIA has an interest in weaponising the weather.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sci…

According to the Russian newspaper Pravda, the Russian Northern Fleet indicated that the earthquake, which devastated Haiti 2010, was clearly the result of a test by the U.S. Navy utilizing its earthquake weapon; HAARP or High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.
http://english.pravda.ru/science/tech…

Also FOX News reported in 2010, reported that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, through a spokesman indicated that the US possesses an earthquake weapon and that it was used, to set off the earthquake in Haiti, which killed 200,000 innocent victims.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2010/01/…
On January 26, 2010, Bloomberg News interviewed geologist Stephen Pierce, who stated that the earthquake in Haiti revealed large deposits of gas & oil reserves, previously not accessible. The article further indicated that these findings could aid in the recovery of the hemisphere’s poorest nation.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pi…