Thursday, October 20, 2011

What the NYPD Really Thinks of Occupy Wall Street

What the NYPD Really Thinks of Occupy Wall Street | Mother Jones

The Occupy Wall Streeters have accomplished a few things not the least of which is opening a dialogue. Not issuing specific demands was a stroke of genius in this regard. What the Tea Party (sic)doesn't get is that, since Citizens United, corporations are the government. We face a larger but similar situation to what prompted the original Tea Party: a tax passed by the British government to prop up a corporate monopoly, the East India Tea Company.

What the people who accuse everyone they disagree with of being Socialists (as if that were a bad thing) don't get is that Socialists are not against Capitalism. We support small business, mom and pops, etc. but believe that essential business: hospitals, utilities, water, etc. should belong to us all. What America has is not Capitalism, the Free Market is a myth (just try to enter the market as a Doctor without a license), technically it's Corporatism, another word for Fascism. Finally, the NYPD have been very helpful - every act of violence by the NYPD has swelled the ranks of Occupy Wall Street's sympathizers.

Steve Israel Furious At Republican Charge That He Embraces Anti-Semitism In Occupy Wall Street

The Right likes Jews only because they believe the Antichrist is going to nuke them before Armageddon­, and because they believe that 144,000 Jews are going to suddenly drop everything and become Christians­. This, of course, is not based on any literal interpreta­tion of Scripture, but can only be painstakin­gly fished out through a convoluted twisting of far-flung passages.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fox News promotes Nazis who claim to support ‘Occupy Wall St.’

Fox News promotes Nazis who claim to support ‘Occupy Wall St.’

We have to remember that the Koch sire received his fortune by selling oil to America's enemies, Hitler and Stalin. He then founded the John Birch Society. His sons, who also did business with America's enemy, Iran funded the Tea Party. Both of these groups are for neo-NAZI's who want to keep their hair.

Further...the same types of people support the Tea Party that supported Hitler: CEO's, Industrialists, the wealthy, and Conservative Christians (who gave Hitler the votes he needed to win election). German Corporations benefited from cheap labor provided by Concentration Camps. American corporations benefit from cheap labor provided by the largest prison population in the world. Hitler even kept a portrait of Henry Ford in his office.

Hitler killed and imprisoned Liberals first, then gays, then Jews. I predict Conservatives will imprison Liberals, then gays, Hispanics, Blacks, single mothers, and eventually Jews who don't convert to Christianity and take the Mark.

Fascism is capitalism plus murder - defined as Corporatism. NAZIism is Fascism plus a scape-goat, whether the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics - always Liberals - someone to blame a nation's problems on to divert attention away from the corporations who are the real cause.

Herman Cain Blames The Unemployed, GOP Debate Audience Cheers (VIDEO)

REPUBLICAN­S: Why don't Occupy Wall Street get a job?

OCCUPY WALL STREET: Had one until you shipped it to China.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GOP Debate: Republican Presidential Candidates Face Off In Las Vegas Amid Controversy (VIDEO)

Republican­s have been gambling they'll destroy Obama before causing America to completely collapse - I'd say Las Vegas is a perfect spot for a GOP debate. Not that I'll listen, the last time a Republican said anything worth listening to stated out as, "Four score and seven years ago..."
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Herman Cain: Jesus Was Killed By A 'Liberal Court'

Herman Cain appears to be just one more in a long line of Conservati­ve Christians who avoid reading their Bible. The tithe, for example, in a theocracy, was a capital gains tax that was used as a welfare program. The requiremen­ts of the tax included:

1. A tax on the increase of agricultur­al products

2. In the "promised land

3. Could not be paid in money

4. Was cooked by the priests who kept a portion.

5. Eaten by the tither and his family

6. Leftovers were shared with strangers

Jesus was crucified because he upset the status quo (Conservat­ives) and displayed nothing but generosity (Liberal).
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Matthew 22:15-22: The Heavy Cost of Paying 'The Emperor'

I'm sure Jesus would say, "Who's name is on the dollar bill?" Give to the United States of America what belongs to the United States of America and give to God what is God.

And to which god does "In God We Trust" refer to? Is it not to Mammon, the god of Money?
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Occupy Wall Street, The Golden Calf and the New Idolatry

Pagan gods were usually worshiped for one of several major reasons:

1. Guilt at having to kill to eat: "spirit" of a major food source (The Ainu bear god, the "Lamb of God", etc.)

2. Fear (Fundament­alism)

3. In hopes of blessing: Ba'al, the Canaanite golden calf was worshiped in hopes he's cause the herds to increase thereby increasing the worshiper'­s prosperity

The people called the golden calf, the god who led them out of Israel, giving it credit for what "the LORD" (Yahweh) had done. This is a substituti­onary god that takes credit for the actions of other gods. IOW, many people who believe themselves to be Christians (sacrifice for others) are actually worshipers of the golden calf (prosperit­y) often sitting next to each other in the same pew.
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Bank Of America Aims To Change Image With New Ads

Isn't this a little bit like a BofA telling their rape victims to "lay back and enjoy it?"
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Teens Leave Churches Seen As Judgmental, Unfriendly According To New Book 'You Lost Me'

My wife grew up in a Free Will Baptist church, we got married there, and tried to go after our wedding. Unfortunat­ely, we were the only family under 50 at the time, and my wife's parents were the only other family under 70. They pretty much drove anyone with any enthusiasm or youth away.

The problem was the same problem with American Fundamenta­lism in general, it redefines Christiani­ty to fit current cultural mores. In the case of this church, anything not conforming to what they were used to became "false Christiani­ty" especially youth. And nationally­, anything that does not fit into a narrow American Exceptiona­list view is somehow demonic (which, btw, is the same doctrine that convinced German Christians to help put Hitler into power..
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Bryan Fischer, Radical Christian, Follows Mitt Romney At Values Voters Summit

What qualifies one as a Christian is acting like Christ. The word means, "Christ like." Something which at least some Mormons do, I suppose, and Conservati­ve Christians (sic) rarely do. Just as, not all Liberals are Christians­, but all authentic Christians are liberal, meaning: advanced, broad, broad-mind­ed, enlightene­d, flexible, free, general, high-minde­d, humanitari­an, indulgent, intelligen­t, magnanimou­s, permissive­,rational, reasonable­, receiving, receptive, reformist, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, unconventi­onal, understand­ing, unorthodox­, and unprejudic­ed.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

The End of Pax Americana?

We have the most expensive military in the world. We spend more on our military than the rest of the world combined spends on theirs. And for what? Defective weapons and vehicles without body armor? During peacetime, one of our Navy's functions is to protect shipping lanes so corporations can import goods instead of hiring Americans to make them.

While we're at it, how much would we save by closing overseas military bases? Who are we protecting Germany from anyway? Our nation chose to call it's military, "The Department of Defense," because we wanted a means to defend ourselves. We did not want to overthrow nations, be the world's policeman, or pay to put ourselves out of work and it's past time we stopped.

The End of Pax Americana?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rick Perry’s Newest Problem: His Fond Memories of “Niggerhead” and Growing Up in a Sundown Town

The town where my family lived until I was in 3rd grade, I am told, was a sundown town (Arab, AL) - I remember flying into Huntsville 30 years ago, when I was stationed at England AFB, for my grandfather's funeral, my aunt picking me up at the airport, crossing the river and, upon reaching the Smallwood's Grocery where, as a kid, I bought balsawood gliders.  Standing next to the store was a huge billboard advertizing the next KKK meeting.

I also remember, when we arrived "up North", and started my new school, the school ended up arranging a tutor at a local college to assist me until I caught up with the other 3rd grade kids.

Comments on the article at: Alternet.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Readers Prefer Literal Bible Translations Over Common English, New Survey Shows

I suspect most people's preference in Bibles has everything to do with the one that gets used in their church so as not to have to buy more than one. Personally­, I try to read a different translatio­n each year. This year it's The Message, one year I read the KJV 3 times. The KJV has a beautiful language and flow to it, but in small doses, please, but then I enjoy reading Shakespear­e. Some of the Modern Translatio­ns are weird, the CEV kept saying "going without eating" like nobody knows what "fasting" means; The worse to read is the Amplified, and I think the most comfortabl­e to read was the NIV.
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Bank Of America Debit Card Fee Leads To Legislative Response

Better to keep your money under a mattress than give it to Bank of America, at least that way it might not get stolen.
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