Tomorrow, tomorrrow I love ya, tomorrow

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2013 by thewholeworld

The NSA surveillance of millions of emails and phone calls. The dogged pursuit of whistleblower Edward Snowden across the globe, regardless of the diplomatic fallout. And the sentencing of Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a cache of government files to the website WikiLeaks. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg sees these events as signs that the United States is becoming a police state.

“We have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,” Ellsberg said. “And I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. It’s worth a person’s life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exile — it’s worth that to try to restore our liberties and make this a democratic country.”

Ellsberg was a military analyst with the RAND Corporation in 1969 when he secretly copied thousands of classified documents about U.S. decision-making during the Vietnam War. In 1971, he leaked the files (known as the Pentagon Papers) to The New York Times and 18 other newspapers.

Although the Nixon administration tried to prevent the publication of the files, the Supreme Court ruled in New York Times Co. v. United States that the newspaper could continue publishing the files.

Ellsberg was later tried on 12 felony counts under the Espionage Act of 1917, and faced a possible sentence of 115 years in prison. His case was dismissed in 1973 on the grounds of gross governmental misconduct.

As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama praised instances of whistle-blowing as “acts of courage and patriotism.” Since becoming president, however, his administration has charged more people under the Espionage Act than all other presidents combined.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/22/daniel-ellsberg-bradley-manning_n_3793199.html

 

People thought I was crazy when I told them to take their guns to Washington.

This is not going to be cured by talking, or protesting, or holding signs with slogans.

This is not going to be stopped by speeches.

This is not going to end in a court of injustice.

This is not going to end with electronic ballots, that only count the votes the powerful want counted.

This is only going to end when all of them are forced from office.

Make no mistake, it’s going to take force, and violence.

Old money, old power, old authority, old influence old lies, old corruption, is not going to let go of the reigns without a fight.

When elections are bought and sold, when fear is a commodity, when justice has it’s eye on control, when the Constitution has been abandoned in favor of secrecy, when truth is a crime and deceit is a virtue, there is no hope of redemption without pain and suffering.

Suffering for being so long willfully blinded to the truth, and ignoring the duty of a free citizenry.

Suffering for following leaders who lie us to war.

Suffering for listening, and believing those who sow fear & reap hate.

Suffering for allowing our children to be used as cannon fodder in over a decade of mind-numbing, meat-grinding, soul-stealing war.

Redemption for this cannot be bought with money.

It can only be paid for in blood.

NSA again, and again, and again…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2013 by thewholeworld

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/08/nsa-email_n_3724745.html#comments

The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials.

Read the whole story at The New York Times

Clapper and Alexander have both been proven to have openly and constantly lied, under oath, to Congress.

Hedge Funds and Banks are under investigation for criminal wrongdoing.

Members of Congress scheme to make money for themselves, by bouncing checks to soldiers.

Money pours into their laps from foreign corporations.

Ever and anon they seek to disarm the American public, leaving no tragedy untrammeled in an effort to sway public opinion.

Schools close while prisons open, and seek profit.

Education becomes the province of the rich, and those who seek it without those riches become encumbered for life.

Wages have become so low as to be meaningless.

Financial institutions drowning in bad paper are bailed out, but still allowed to keep that paper, and foreclose when the flip the switch and the bottom falls out.

Cheap, easy credit from institutions and refinancing without appraisal so the whole amount is still due.

Trillions of dollars on defense, but we can’t afford to armor our soldiers.

Torturers walk in our midst, free men, unindicted

Trillions of dollars on law enforcement, and cameras on every corner, recording all.

But not one rich man has committed any crime, only the poor.

With tanks and mobile command posts the police now roll into neighborhoods, how long until their drones are armed?

Trillions on all of this, but schools close.

Teachers unemployed or underpaid.

Trillions on all of this, but unions are to blame for the state of our economy.

Rich men do no crime.

Cops and Criminals

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2013 by thewholeworld
 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/michael-sprung-drug-bust_n_3714854.html

“PARSIPPANY, N.J. — A police officer who stopped at a northern New Jersey convenience store to use the bathroom instead ended up arresting a man there who allegedly was breaking up marijuana on a $100 bill.

Parsippany police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/191gjQV) that officer Michael Sprung stopped at the store just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

When he opened the bathroom door, he saw a 19-year-old Lake Hiawatha man sitting backward and fully clothed on the toilet. The man then unsuccessfully tried to hide the marijuana behind the toilet when he saw the uniformed officer standing in the doorway.

The man is charged with drug possession.”

 

 

Once again the racist lies of Harry J. Anslinger land on someone who was doing nothing wrong, and was only caught in possession of plant material.

What this government thinks of as what is and isn’t ‘crime’, has become criminal itself.

The NSA violates the Constitution every second, the CIA tortures and falsely imprisons people, both their directors openly LIE about it under oath to Congress, and these GED Wonders run around stealing from people for having plants.

They take cash and property without warrant, they steal rights and create life-long felony records that prevent people from voting, they seize property and sell it for profit, and they ruin the lives of our fellow Americans.

All because William Randolph Hurst wanted to protect his timber rights profits.

The Pot Nazis must end their reign of terror, or be imprisoned for it.

15,000 murders ever year in Mexico over turf wars, created by our failed and unjust ‘War on Drugs’, can be laid directly at the feet of the DEA.

Gang activity and murder here in America, not blamed on this true root cause, but blamed instead on the guns themselves, and as such the push to have them banned is ever and anon advocated by the short-sighted and willfully blind.

The police are the criminals, they are the thieves, they are the liars, but they have the badges and guns.

We can no longer pretend this is justice.

We can no longer afford this brand of freedom.

From your friends, just around the corner…

Posted in Politics As Usual on April 10, 2012 by thewholeworld

Under pressure from a progressive campaign to abandon the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), McDonald’s is insisting that it left the controversial conservative organization in March, not 2011 as previously reported.

On Tuesday, the online advocacy group Color of Change called on the fast-food chain to withdraw its membership from the group due to its support for voter ID and “Stand Your Ground” gun laws. McDonald’s has a ready answer: We already did.

“We’re trying to correct the misinformation. We were a member last year and made the business decision not to renew in 2012,” McDonald’s spokesperson Ashlee Yingling wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “Unfortunately, information found on many websites is outdated.”

However, a letter sent by McDonald’s to Color of Change, dated February 29, 2012, defends the corporation’s membership in the group.

“McDonald’s is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC),” it reads. “It is important to note that while McDonald’s is a member of ALEC’s Commerce Committee, we are not a member of ALEC’s Private Enterprise Board which recently passed the “Voter ID” model legislation.”

Color of Change has led a public campaign that aims to get ALEC’s members to withdraw. The group supports controversial “policies that limit voting rights, undermine our public schools, assault collective bargaining and weaken laws protecting our environment,” said Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, a progressive group also involved in the campaign.

Coca-Cola withdrew its membership April 5. A day later Kraft Foods Inc announced it would not renew its membership to ALEC when it expires this spring.

Campaigns to persuade corporations to end support for the conservative organization had foundered until the Trayvon Martin killing. George Zimmerman, the man who shot the 17-year-old boy, has not been charged yet because of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law,” which ALEC championed. For much of corporate America, apparently, that’s a bridge too far.

ColorofChange’s press release that named McDonald’s as an ALEC member also called out State Farm and Johnson & Johnson for their memberships. State Farm and Johnson & Johnson did not respond to The Huffington Post’s requests for comment.

As of Thursday, HuffPost had confirmed that Pfizer, Bayer, American Bail Coalition, PhRMA and Reynolds American would all continue their memberships in ALEC.

An earlier version of this article erroneously reported that Color of Change had called for a boycott of Coca-Cola products. The error has been corrected.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/mcdonalds-alec-color-of-change_n_1415428.html

Dang.

Another reason not to buy pink slime, cheezfood, robowheat, oil-fried starches, sugar-emulsified carbolic acids, or harvested fish parts.

There’s just no winning these days, is there?

a modest proposal

Posted in Politics As Usual on April 9, 2012 by thewholeworld

A Modest Proposal-

In that the rich history of our nation’s capitol is such that it’s enshrinement as world and national landmark unquestioned, and that continued use of such would be to cause damage or harm to said, it is hereby put forth, that a new governmental structure shall be erected.

One more suitable to the purpose, and fitting to needs of the people.

A ‘prison like’ structure, in which no outside influence is allowed.

Armed guards, cameras and microphones monitor all areas and activities.

All outside contact is done strictly through publicly broadcast programing.

All elected officials will enter, live, work, and not leave for their entire terms.

All under 24/7 surveillance.

No one to speak face to face with, except their fellow legislators.

That their ‘terms of office’ shall thrice continue, if found guilty of violation of the public trust, or criminal offense, severed from all legislative authority and activity.

Yuck!

Posted in Bad Poetry on March 25, 2012 by thewholeworld

The gene pool has too much weewee in it.

breakfast

Posted in Bad Poetry on January 5, 2012 by thewholeworld

I can.

Idolators, one and all.

All religion is a lie.

It’s a following of fools who think money will buy them immortality.

In the end we all have to die, so waste your precious seconds how it is you will.

But forever is not ours to ponder, and when the Reaper hands you your ticket,

he doesn’t ask if you can afford the bill.