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Good morning, worker drones: This Week in Mayhem

by Project Mayhem

 

 

 

US Troops accused of executing children, can't photograph Xmas lights in Orwell's Britain, Soros suggests gold-backed SDR collateral wealth transfer, Ireland goes cashless to harvest souls, UK State can invade homes for eco-friendliness, Pakistani volleyball explodes into 2010



 

LAST WEEK IN MAYHEM

 

h/t CTTM for this weeks information

 

 

 

1) US Troops Accused of Executing Children

 

 

For some time now we have predicting a
deterioration of the situation in Pakistan. Coincident with that, we
are now seeing an escalation of war crimes in neighboring
Afghanistan, with a specific eye to border regions and the Federal
Administered Tribal Areas. Last week we saw the brutal execution of
innocent children by US special forces. The military purpose here is
to destabilize the border regions and to cause civil war.

 

The problem , however, is that these
actions are completely illegal and immoral and are causing immense
suffering to innocent people who have nothing to do with
state-sponsored terrorism or the operations of clandestine agencies.
These are innocent women and children who are now being executed for
political purposes at the hands of Western powers.

 

Here is the account of the incident:

 

“At around 1 am, three nights ago,
some American troops with helicopters left Kabul and landed around
2km away from the village,” he told The Times. “The troops walked
from the helicopters to the houses and, according to my
investigation, they gathered all the students from two rooms, into
one room, and opened fire.” Mr Wafa, a former governor of Helmand
province, met President Karzai to discuss his findings yesterday. “I
spoke to the local headmaster,” he said. “It’s impossible they
were al-Qaeda. They were children, they were civilians, they were
innocent. I condemn this attack.”

 

In a telephone interview last night,
the headmaster said that the victims were asleep in three rooms when
the troops arrived. “Seven students were in one room,” said
Rahman Jan Ehsas. “A student and one guest were in another room, a
guest room, and a farmer was asleep with his wife in a third
building.

 

First the foreign troops entered the
guest room and shot two of them. Then they entered another room and
handcuffed the seven students. Then they killed them
. Abdul Khaliq
[the farmer] heard shooting and came outside. When they saw him they
shot him as well. He was outside. That’s why his wife wasn’t
killed.”

 

A local elder, Jan Mohammed, said that
three boys were killed in one room and five were handcuffed before
they were shot. “I saw their school books covered in blood,” he
said.

 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/Afghanistan/article6971638.ece

 

 

Silence is consent, folks. Are you
going to bring this up during your lunch break?

 

 

 

 


2) Can't photograph Christmas Lights in
Britain

 

Andrew White from Brighton was
questioned under terror laws for taking photos of Christmas lights

 

Well well , in actions that would make
Orwell proud, the flagship of the new order , Great Britain, has
detained and questioned an amateur photographer for taking pictures
of Christmas lights. Yes, this is really happening. This is not
chance, this is not an error, this is political policy handed down
from large well-funded think tanks to be implemented as law
worldwide. This is why we are seeing similar incidents in the First
World, although Great Britain seems to be furthest ahead. Make no
mistake though, such Orwellian idiocy is coming here soon.

 

We can already see it through the
implementation of such invasive and repulsive security measures as
"naked body scanners." (in addition to "take off your
shoes! take off your belt. do not get out of your seat during the
last hour of flying. your papers please!" Are you going to
consent to this? I sure as hell won't. In fact, if you consent to
this, you deserve what's coming -- for being a moral coward unwilling
to stand up to totalitarian State policy which gets worse with each
passing day. The government has no right to scan your naked body,
nor tell you that you are not allowed to take photographs, nor enter
your home without a warrant, and this policy must be non-violently
refused. Do not let this world turn into East Germany.

 

An amateur photographer taking pictures
of Christmas lights was questioned by police under anti-terror laws.

 

Andrew White, from Brighton, was taking
pictures in a busy town centre in nearby Burgess Hill when he was
spotted and followed by two Police Community Support Officers.

 

They stopped him and asked why he had
been taking pictures and if he was a professional photographer.

 

Mr White, 33, asked why they wanted to
know and was told it was to do with counter-terrorism legislation.

 

Police said he was stopped for 'taking
too many photographs in a busy shopping area'.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1232513/Photographer-taking-pictures-Christmas-lights-questioned-police-anti-terror-laws.html

 

 

Unbelievable really. Luckily , we can
still take pictures here in DC, though it's unclear for how long,
considering how fast Great Britain is slipping into a totalitarian
wonderland. All aboard the fail whale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Soros Suggests Using IMF
Gold Reserves to back SDR wealth transfer

 

George Soros , a high-ranking demon,  lays out plans for the IMF
to use its gold reserves for green loans from rich to poor nations at
the Copenhagen climate summit.

 

 

Mr Soros [waddled] into the Copenhagen
climate change talks this morning, explaining that the “not
sufficient” money offered by developed nations to help out
developing countries is threatening to “wreck the talks”.

 

He claims to have “found a way to
bridge the gap” between the two sides, calling on the 192
governments at the summit to listen to his proposals.

 

Mr Soros believes that developed
countries should hand over their “special drawing rights” –
international foreign currency assets distributed by the IMF – as
loans to help poorer nations tackle climate change.

 

Developing countries would pay interest
and eventually the whole loan, but in the event of a default, the sum
would be backed by the IMF’s gold reserves.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6778960/Copenhagen-climate-summit-George-Soros-urges-use-of-IMF-gold-for-green-loans.html

 

 

I don't know about you, but where I
come , politically directed wealth transfer is known as 'socialism',
and invariably benefits well-connected elites -- never the poor.
Transferring our remaining sovereign gold completely to the IMF as collateral to supposedly
'help the poor'? Hahahah! A smarter policy here would seem to me to
be to provide 0% interest loans for productive activity to the people
of poor nations, for purposes of agriculture, textile industry, and
so forth. A first step would be to nationalize the Federal Reserve and tell the loan-shark IMF to take a hike. But that would make too much sense, wouldn't it?

 

Instead Soros's proposal is for us (the
United States) to fork over SDR's to the IMF (the new World Central
Bank) , somehow collaterize these as gold-backed loans in the form of SDRs, and then force developing nations to pay SDR interest back to the
IMF?  Hahaha! Great work if you can get it. No wonder Soros is well known as an
international banking criminal. I believe he was indicted in France
if I am not mistaken. Regardless, the point here is that policy is
being directed by banking elites for purposes of strengthening the
IMF's role as global central bank -- and strengthening the global currency role of the SDR -- not for the benefit of the poor
or middle class, whether we are talking about the First World or the
Third World. The world must be understood within a framework of
international oligarchical monopolistic finance capital if policy
directives are to make any sense.

 

Remember in Orwell's 1984 that Emmanuel
Goldstein's book, which was banned by Big Brother, was titled "The
Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism" -- mirroring
the structural changes presently taking place worldwide between
2000-2050.


http://www.newspeakdictionary.com/go-goldstein.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Ireland Going Cashless

 

SHOPPERS and businesses will be using
more plastic and less paper money quite soon under a new Government
plan to reduce the amount of hard cash in circulation.

 

A task force will be set up in the new
year to come up with ways to cut down on cash transactions in the
economy, the Irish Independent has learned.

 

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/card-will-be-king-in-new-year-as-cash-on-way-out-1989512.html

 

Ireland is going cashless! Oh poor M0!!
Now our favourite monetary aggregate going to plummet. But really
what is behind this is a proxy for further government control. Cash
is connected with anonymity, black markets, freedom of transaction,
tax avoidance , and so forth. In a sense, cash (while it still
functions prior to currency crisis) is a means of freedom of exchange
of both use-value and exchange-value. When a government implements a
policy to eliminate cash, we must consider the motives behind this.

 

Last year, during one of the housing
bailout bills, a rider was attached which mandated that all credit
card transactions be reported directly to the IRS. Most people are
not aware of this. The purpose of this mandate is not for tax
purposes, but rather for data mining and profiling under resurrected
TIA (total information awareness) programs. A similar situation is
likely the case in Ireland. Governments love data, especially with
advancements these days in massive computational data mining for
individual profiling, under the auspices of Western defense
contractors(cough Booz Allen, Mitre, Mantech, cough) operating in
conjunction with the National Security Agency.

 

Regardless, as long as cash still
functions, it will be important for us to demand the ability to
operate in cash, as this provides us with the freedom of anonymity
and the ability of our transactions to avoid government and corporate
data mining. Say yes to cash!

 

 

 

 

 

5) UK State Can Invade Homes to Ensure
Eco-Friendly Appliances Used

 

 

The 20,000 snooper army: Vast number of
town hall bureaucrats get power to enter your home without a warrant


Snoopers: Town hall bureaucrats now
have powers to enter homes without warrants

 

As many as 20,000 town hall snoopers
have assumed powers to enter people's homes without a warrant and
search for information, a survey revealed last night.

 

The research details for the first time
how a raft of intrusive laws has allowed council staff to barge into
homes and businesses uninvited.

 

These include checking for fridges
which do not have the correct eco-friendly energy rating, making sure
a hedge is not too high and inspecting a property to ensure 'illegal
or unregulated hypnotism' is not taking place.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1238800/The-20-000-snooper-army-Vast-number-town-hall-bureaucrats-power-enter-home-warrant.html

 

 

As mentioned earlier, Great Britain is
often the first place Orwellian policies are implemented prior to
such policy going worldwide to other Commonwealth states, ultimately
appearing in the United States. In Great Britain, local councils
(vaguely reminiscent of 'Soviets') are allowed to enter homes without
warrants to make sure eco-policy is implemented.

 

In November, I warned that global
warming was a scam being used to implement Orwellian State policy.
Many could not understand or believe this. Now we see how this is
happening, namely, that environmental regulations are being used as a
pretext to enter people's homes in Great Britain. This soon no doubt
will be implemented in Canada, and ultimately worldwide.

 

 

The government can enter homes in the
UK -- without a warrant! -- to check the energy star ratings on
appliances! If this is not insanity I'm not quite sure what is.
What needs to happen here is simply non-violent refusal. If a
bureaucrat shows up at your door , you send him away. Neighborhoods
must organize to have these individuals fired. Their houses must be
picketed. They must be shamed for their reprehensible actions.
These people have no right to enter your home, regardless of the
policy directives of Soviet-style councils, and these policy
directives must be non-violently refused if we are to have any hope
of putting a stop to this insanity during 2010.

 

So remember, do not let the wolf in your
house!

 

 

 

 

6) Pakistan volleyball tournament explodes
into 2010

 

(CNN) -- The death toll climbed to 99
on Sunday after a suicide car bomb exploded Friday in the middle of a
group of men playing volleyball in northwest Pakistan, police said.

 

Thirty-six others who were injured in
the attack remained hospitalized Sunday, said Mohammed Ayub Khan,
police chief of the Lakki Marwat district. Those killed included at
least six children, and most of the other victims were teenagers who
were watching the volleyball game, he added. People who lived near
the volleyball court also were among the casualties.

 

A paramedic treats a suicide blast
victim at a hospital in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, on Friday

 

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/01/02/pakistan.attacks/index.html

 

A suicide car bomb ripped through the
Afghan capital this morning at the gates of an upmarket hotel - Dec
15th 2009

 

 

So as predicted, Pakistan continues its
rapid descent into chaos, destabilized by the clandestine activities of foreign intelligence agencies. A serious political crisis should occur in
2010, with a real possibility of civil war. In the latest foreign
Affairs issue (Jan-Feb 2010), Zbigniew Brzezinski makes it relatively
clear Iran is temporarily off the table, but Pakistan is very much on
the table. It is possible a deal was cut with Israeli policy elites.
The Western political establishment does not want simultaneous war in
Iran and Pakistan. These wars are apparently going to be sequential.
More analysis on this tomorrow.

 

On the bright side, it is clear
Brzezinski is afraid of the blogs, which his specifically mentions in
his new article. That, my friends, is very encouraging. This means
we are doing our job.

 

 

Have a great week!   Happy New Year!

 

 

 


 


THIS WEEK IN MAYHEM

 

source: cmegroup

 

Construction spending comes in Monday,
Factory Orders on Tuesday. Watch for the ADP unemployment report on
Wednesday and Jobless Claims on Thursday, ahead of the consumer
credit report on Friday. Should be a somewhat interesting week,
given that it is the first 'real' week after the holidays. Gold has
started out the week by rebounding to $1121 after end-of-year
mark-to-market which occurred below $1100. We expect gold to
continue rising through the summer of 2010.

 

 


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Tue, 01/05/2010 - 19:14 | 183540 Anonymous
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Mayhem bodyscanners being deployed across Canada

http://communities.canada.com/shareit/blogs/offthemap/archive/2010/01/05...

but the next generation is on its way

Ben-Gurion Airport revolutionizes security with Unipass biometric system

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1262339402745&pagename=JPost%...

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 00:55 | 182701 Jim in MN
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PM, the House-passed climate change legislation (ACES or Waxman-Markey) includes a new cadre of US Energy Dept. 'housing inspectors' to conduct similar raids.  States that can't show an aggressive housing code enforcement program could lose billion$ in energy efficiency funding.

Now, about that missing weatherstripping over to your right...yeah, you know what I'm talking about...we're on to you evildoers!!!

 

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 00:18 | 182673 Anonymous
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father time will eliminate soros soon.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 23:58 | 182666 Anonymous
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If they are looking at me, they must be pretty bored.

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 04:18 | 182795 i.knoknot
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+1

either that or you don't have any assets...

win a lottery, and i bet they add you to a few lists... :^)

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 20:12 | 182517 Anonymous
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How do I track you? Let me count the ways:

Credit cards/Debit cards
Internet
Cable/Satellite TV
Food Store membership cards
Check writing
Tax Filings
Phone records
Library cards
Census
GPS
Public Camera surveillance
Stop light cameras
Google
Yahoo
Internet petitions
Email
SS#

Coming soon, permanent government computerized medical records

Did I miss anything?

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 21:51 | 182587 WaterWings
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Insurance records

Voting records

Bank statements

NICS system background checks/Concealed Carry license requests

Social networking: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 20:56 | 182543 Anonymous
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Verichip!

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 19:05 | 182467 chet
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You're entertaining PM, but you bring out the kookiest around here. 

I haven't been struck down by a bio-engineered Ukrainian flu yet.  Let you know as soon as it happens.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 21:54 | 182589 WaterWings
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Ukraine Fatalities Spike to 805 - One Day Record of 38
Recombinomics Commentary 05:20
January 4, 2010

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/01041001/Ukraine_805.html

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:36 | 182438 Renfield
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I'm more concerned about the rising fascist tides in Britain and the US/Canada. Bureaucrats performing warrantless searches of private homes? Airlines performing virtual strip-searches? Credit card transactions reported routinely to the IRS? Ireland trying to stomp out private individual business dealings that aren't under electronic scrutiny? These are fucking horrifying, to anyone who doesn't think Big Brother is entirely on 'the people's' side.

What the hell is this New World Order police-state we're coming into?

And yes, I do mean 'we'. Aus is leaning more toward China-friendly policies, but is still horribly US/UK led and still frighteningly likely to follow its OECD leaders over the cliff. Aus still loves its inflation, its taxes, overdevelopment/service 'industries', corrupt bloated governments, and insolvent sheeple citizenry.

I wonder if there actually *are* any 'safe haven' countries left, or if the next 'people's revolution' will have to be global. Where the fuck is Guy Fawkes when you need him.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 20:33 | 182531 BoeingSpaceliner797
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Well, Houston probably isn't a safe haven.  Just wait'll these puppies are armed and start seeing tactical use.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyQXuBLdJpw

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:14 | 182415 Anonymous
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In the Aaron Russo interview describing his relationship and conversations with Nicholas Rockefeller, he describes how Rockefeller viewed the ultimate goal as the cashless society. It is total control. Chip everyone, turn off their credit cards and troublemakers starve.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:57 | 182395 WaterWings
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$

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:36 | 182371 Gordon_Gekko
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Excellent work, as usual, PM. I see many people here have trouble accepting the reality of the fascist nation that America has become, but that is no reason to doubt the quality of your work. Pay no attention to the naysayers PM and keep on doing the good work.

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 10:30 | 182902 SaulA
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I see my teaching have not been lost on you.  Good work soldier.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:18 | 182418 Budd Fox
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A divided Nation....yes. Just rememeber that when details of Mi-Lay started to come out, there was a feeble attempt to cover up, then an attempt to just deliver a lowly, junior rank Lt. Calley head...it led to mass protests and to whitdrawal from VietNam. I spent a lot of time working with European Special Forces teams in counterterror ops, and all i saw going down were duly armed enemies. But there were teams we didn't had a clue from where they were coming and what they were doing and for who....except that no one was on the need to know list so those teams operated in a black hole of intel. They definitely did not belong to any recorded military unit...the key word is "recorded". I left Special Forces with an unblemished record and i know i pulled the trigger only on armed enemies. But there were people out there that did not have to account for what they did, contrary to us that had almost to justify the expended cartridges one by one.

Said so...disinformation is happily practised by all parties, specially in the Internet age.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." Buddha

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 07:40 | 182837 Gordon_Gekko
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Spot on Bud.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:50 | 182450 Unscarred
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Oh, now this is rich...  Budd Fox responding to Gordon_Gekko on ZH.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:24 | 182416 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Gordon--1st of all, u know I luv u sexy.

 

My problem with this is NOT that it would never happen, but I would like to see more sources cited, preferably several different ones. It obviously will not and cannot be MSM, but thats a pretty serious allegation.

 

I think ZH readers deserve more meat on the bones of this child killing stuff, and I want more.

 

furthermore, as pessimistic as we all are, that doesn't mean we should not keep an open mind. Anyone who believes everything they read off the internet without investigation...is an idiot.

 

Having said that:

 

http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff01042010.html

In any event, if this happened its a clear violation of the Geneva Convention.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 21:30 | 182574 Benthamite
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You should've continued the post instead of misleading people into believing that violations of the Geneva Conventions deserve anything more than a slap on the wrist, especially when you're dealing with a "single, ruthless superpower, whose leadership intends to shape the world according to its own forceful world view."  Despite being "the supreme law of the land" and the foundation of contemporary international law, these Conventions are shit upon all too often.  

 

Now that I've emerged from the workday consciously, I read a quote from the HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM at Harvard who supports violations of the Conventions on "lesser evil" grounds.  Unfortunately (fortunately?), I think bombing Washington seems all to interesting an argument on those same grounds.   

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:04 | 182405 Unscarred
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+1 Gordo,

PM, I particularly liked your assessment of Soros:

George Soros, a high-ranking demon...

I don't know about you, but where I come , politically directed wealth transfer is known as 'socialism', and invariably benefits well-connected elites -- never the poor.

To all you naysayers, don't think for two seconds that Soros hasn't structured his affairs to benefit from the "strengthening the IMF's role as global central bank -- and strengthening the global currency role of the SDR."

He isn't submitting proposals to the IMF because he had some spare time over the holidays.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:10 | 182346 PierreLegrand
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US Special Ops murdering children??? Are you on drugs? Jesus H. Christ this sort of thing just kills whatever credibility you thought you had...my gosh man have you NOT read the Al-Qaeda manual on fighting against us? This is EXACTLY the sort of claim that they know carries weight with fools like you and Ron Paul. Ron Paul has some interesting things to say about economics but he is a fool about most of the other areas he ventures into.

 

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:32 | 182370 Gordon_Gekko
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And you're a f--king idiot.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:26 | 182363 nicholsong
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You're dreaming if you think it doesn't happen, Billy Dreamer.  And just because AlQaida says it should be exploited doesn't mean it doesn't happen. You're exhibiting strong logical fallacies.

1. AlQaida claims US troops kill children.

2. Children were killed.

3. The claim of US troop fault is untrue.

I believe that is called Affirming The Consequent, Pierre.

You do no better with your 'fools -> PM -> Ron Paul -> fools' fallacy.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:06 | 182343 A Nanny Moose
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You are just full of good news aren't you?

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 16:39 | 182321 Anonymous
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Ah the Daily Mail, "racist in public so you don't have to be." I am stunned anyone could be dim enough to believe that the things that they read in the Daily Mail are actually true. Perhaps you are un aware that the editorial board of the Daily Mail simply make things up? It's more of a neo-nazi commic than a newspaper. Perhaps you'll be posting their stories about 'London buses on the moon' next -i kid yea not- ? It's also ironic that the Daily Mail are complaining about state contol when it is, the last unreconstructed bastion of Facisim in western europe, but then "the worst form of govenment is the dictatorship you don't agree with." The Mail compains about everything because it's had a chip on its shoulder ever since the British Facist Party was trounced in the nineteen thirties' elections, despite the hysterical support of the Mail.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 16:14 | 182295 Oso
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PM, i have a love/hate relationship with your work.  I love reading it but, I hate understanding the implications of what you write.

 

sheep seem really happy, dont they? 

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:55 | 182261 WaterWings
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The whole world cannot wait for US to trip and fall, en fin. I cannot blame them. Good work, PM. Anybody see Lou around? Usually he's here by now to stir up the hornets.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:43 | 182243 Don Smith
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Last year, during one of the housing bailout bills, a rider was attached which mandated that all credit card transactions be reported directly to the IRS. Most people are not aware of this.

PM, do you have a bill number for this, or a link to it?  Or a way to find the text itself?  I wasn't successful with a google search for some terms that might hit.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 16:09 | 182283 Gordon_Gekko
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I remember Ron Paul mentioning it in one of his articles.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:39 | 182239 Anonymous
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Last year, during one of the housing bailout bills, a rider was attached which mandated that all credit card transactions be reported directly to the IRS. Most people are not aware of this.

PM - do you have a bill number for this, or a way to reference the source? This is a very interesting development, and would be well-received by many if publicized.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:26 | 182224 merehuman
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And all this and more in our name. Therefore mutual karma.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:13 | 182205 Steak
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<Last week we saw the brutal execution of innocent children by US special forces. The military purpose here is to destabilize the border regions and to cause civil war.>

Seriously PM, I assume that since you've started your newsletter you're trying to hold yourself to higher standards.

For you to just flatly declare that US troops handcuffed and shot children execution style, with no additional references or critical look at the claim is just flat out sloppy. 

Of course the US said they have proof to the contrary last week.  I certainly don't expect you or anyone to take that assertion at face value, but until the evidence is presented there is more to come out on this.

"The U.S. military said Tuesday that it had intelligence photos proving the dead were militants."  http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/12/30/afghan.deaths/

Also there are indications that this was a hit squad (probably US led) that was not operating as part of our armed services. 

"Conventional US units told investigators that they had no knowledge of the operation, in Narang district in eastern Kunar province. Assadullah Wafa, who led the investigation, said that US troops flew to Kunar from Kabul late on Saturday. Nato sources said that the foreigners involved were non-military, suggesting that they were part of a secret paramilitary unit based in the capital."  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/Afghanistan/article6973001.ece 

On its face I don't doubt that some US led team executed those kids.  But as I'm sure you're well aware a government sanctioned hit squad is miles away from a division of a country's military.  If anyone is relying on your observations for accuracy that might be a distinction they're interested in.

Yes our country does some real fucked up things, but don't paint our whole military with a broad brush based on a very limited set of information.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:49 | 182391 Anonymous
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So, it must have been Blackwater. And you have no
problem with this?

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:55 | 182264 Jim B
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+1000

Doesn't do much much for the credibility of the mayhem report.  As a retired member of the military, the people in the military generally reflect the values and culture of the general populace.  In general the quality is actually higher because many of the undesirables are weeded out along the way (slackers, drug abusers, etc).  The special forces folks are even higher caliber.  We have a completely volunteer force, can we dispense with 60's stereo type of the drugged up, drafted, killers. 

I put the chances of the story being true based on the premises you state at about .5%

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:56 | 182398 Anonymous
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Does the military really have control over Blackwater? Anyway military standards have been lowered to include those with criminal records. Also, the oath of allegiance is now to "Mein Furher", I'm sorry to the President and not the Constitution. The military authority is totally undermined by contractors.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:43 | 182383 Gordon_Gekko
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In general the quality is actually higher

Considering the countless innocents that the US military has murdered throughout the world, especially in Iraq, I seriously doubt it. Most of the law enforcement/military are nothing but armed THUGS. BTW, given what the world has seen the US Military "accomplish" this past decade, I put the chances of the story NOT being true at 0%.

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 02:01 | 182745 Anonymous
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Just another blathering idiot.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:48 | 182389 Jim B
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Obviously, you have a pretty sheltered life or watch too many movies....

Yes, our military and police are just a bunch of right wing, blood thirsty, psychotic killers without any conscience or morals.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:10 | 182410 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Jim--Unfortunately, you'll get some abuse for your views here.This place is starting to become: "all conspiracies---all the time Central".

 

(You should of added mindless killing robots too).

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 22:20 | 182610 WaterWings
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Whenever you see a post from Project Mayhem that's your cue to head over to CNN and MSNBC, that is, if you are looking for real news that every other zombie knows about. OMG! someone threw a bouquet of flowers and it hit Lady Gaga in the head! They're waiting for you...

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:00 | 182402 Anonymous
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No, just the generals Patreus and McChrystal, who are certifiably psychotic.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:59 | 182401 WaterWings
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PM sure knows how to bring out the military-industrial complex apologists. Uh, is this what you would call reverse-sarcasm?

Here, let me try to help you:

Yes, [many] military and police are just a bunch of right wing, blood thirsty, psychotic killers without any conscience or morals.

There, that seems more like it. Cheer up, good chap. The fireworks are about to begin!

Wait, is that you, Lou629?

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:52 | 182453 Lou629
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"Wait, is that you, Lou629?"

It is now, asshole.  See above for my more detailed reply.   

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 22:16 | 182582 WaterWings
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A simple, "Links, please." would have sufficed. I've seen you around here picking fights, as your avatar suggests, so I automatically figure you will not provide anything new, interesting, or unique - especially if it is evidence to the contrary. You critics have only one thing: a keyboard.

I can choose what I want to believe or not without squawkers running around telling me a freaking blog is diminished because of comments and articles. Thanks for confirming my first prediction for 2010: that you would be back here, running your mouth.

Contribute, ask sincere questions, or get the fuck out of the way.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:23 | 182424 Jim B
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Actually, I am getting bored with the thread, but I will close with...

Given a choice of spending the holidays with their families 99 out of 100 military would rather enjoy nice warm winter camping in Iraq, dodging sniper fire/IUDs, eating nice cold meals, sleeping in the dirt.  What a life! 

Winter vacation packages starting at.....

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:10 | 182347 nicholsong
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In the wake of the recent wave of stories about private military contractors--and the CIA's extensive use of Blackwater on actual missions--it seems to me quite plausible that some of these personnel could be over there operating in such a way as to commit such killing. That locals might mistake the contractors for military is probably not that hard of a stretch either.

I do agree that the caliber of military and special forces is higher than they are often given credit for, but I have zero such respect for the private contractors I have met. In personal point-of-fact, of the private military contractors I know, exactly all of them are hard-drinking cocaine users, one of whom is a prolific wife beater. Certainly not people to respect. They go overseas because they have little else they can do in a civilized society.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 18:01 | 182403 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Nichol--"Plausible" and "correct" are 2 different things.

 

I think if one is going to be a contributor, then one must have the chops to check and re-check facts from a varierty of sources before publishing this child killing stuff. If one is going to "research" then provide the research.

 

I think if we do not take the responsibility to a) be accurate and b) have some journalistic integrity, then we're no better really, than MSM.

 

Just sayin'

 

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:48 | 182250 trav777
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Militants or not, we should not do - ever- hit squads.

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