“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” - James Madison
When you observe a friend, loved one, or acquaintance contemplate an act against The State take a baton and smack their most available hand. They will know that you are aware of their potential transgression and do not approve. Most likely a CCTV will have recorded the act if your personal systems are down, and you will not be implicated when your fellow is inevitably arrested and interrogated.
It is acceptable to turn the other cheek in the presence of corporate malfeasance as most individuals lack the resources to scold corporate entities without financial retribution. The most you can do is wear clothing with the corporate logo covered in a red X indicating your displeasure with the company.
Should a machine make you cross it is perfectly acceptable to rip any approximate of an appendage from its “body.” It may file a grievance with the local hive mind authority, but in most cases The State will nullify any judgments against humans and transhumans.
“There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”
“All of those efforts, culminating in yesterday’s entirely unsurprising announcement, means that the U.S. Government has effectively shielded itself from even minimal accountability for its vast torture crimes of the last decade.”
The prime minister of Canada likes to hold everyone to account but himself. It’s a dictator thing.
Stephen Harper says he won’t be called to testify at Senator Mike Duffy’s criminal trial. Usually lawyers get to decide that, not prospective witnesses. Still, he’s probably right.
Harper also says the reason he won’t be called is that he doesn’t know anything about the alleged criminal matters now before the court. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Exaggerating, manipulating and exploiting the Terrorist threat for profit and power has been the biggest scam of the decade; only Wall Street’s ability to make the Government prop it up and profit from the crisis it created at the expense of everyone else can compete for that title. Nothing has altered the mindset of the American citizenry more than a decade’s worth of fear-mongering. So compelling is fear-based propaganda, so beholden are our government institutions to these private Security State factions, and so unaccountable is the power bestowed by these programs, that even a full decade after the only Terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, its growth continues more or less unabated.
Here is the constitutional truth about Duffy and the Senate. Both the Prime Minister and the Governor General have the obligation to assure that an appointee is eligible for an appointment to the Senate before they are elevated. The GG accepts the appointment on the advice of the PM, not the nominee….
…The Crown has already gainsaid the PM on the issue of Duffy’s constitutional eligibility for the Senate. The Crown has said that he probably wasn’t eligible for the appointment. Unless the Privy Council and the GG’s office are full of sycophantic dolts, they would have told the PM the same thing. So why was the appointment made? We need Harper’s evidence under oath in court — the one place where political marketers don’t have the last word. Well placed sources tell me that the PM knew well about the hazards of appointing Duffy from PEI, but said the critics “would get over it.”
The most important aspect of policymaking is getting the problem right. We are slouching toward a double dip because we’re getting the problem wrong. Despite what Standard & Poor’s says, notwithstanding what’s occurring in Europe, and regardless of U.S. budget projections years from now – our current crisis is jobs, wages and growth. We do not now have a debt crisis.
Every time you hear an American politician analogize the nation’s budget to a family budget (as, sadly, even President Obama has done), you should know the politician is not telling the truth. The truth is just the opposite. Our national budget can and should counteract the shrinkage of family budgets by running larger deficits when families cannot.
Americans are more frightened, economically insecure, and angrier than at any time since the Great Depression. If our lawmakers continue to obsess about the wrong thing and fail to do what must be done – and they don’t explain it to the nation – Americans will only become more fearful, insecure and angry.
We are slouching toward a double dip, with all the human costs that implies. We don’t have to be. That is the tragedy of our time.
Both Malfeasance and Wall-E serve to highlight the effects of humankind on the landscape and health of nature. In Wall-E,the detrimental effects of humankind’s desire to appropriate and own parts of the world, especially by the large corporation B-N-L, is portrayed blatantly. While the film may slightly be exaggerating the potential disaster humans may cause the environment in the future, the concept is very relevant regardless. Our actions have had significant effects on nature, and scientific evidence can back this claim. We know that certain things will harm our planet, yet many of us choose to continue to do them, in order to acquire profit or area. The company Buy-N-Large owned just about everything on the planet in Wall-E. However, even after humans were forced to evacuate Earth, B-N-L continued to use this form of “soft” pollution to advertise products. Everywhere one turned, there was a B-N-L logo or advertisement to be absorbed.
While Serres also mentions the physical pollution done by people, originating with excrement and such, I think my main focus for paper 2 will be aimed at this idea of the soft pollution and the way it spreads and affects culture and humanity, sometimes in very negative ways.
My plant is still doing well. I could probably be a bit better about watering it (hence the dead leaves) but it seems to be making do with what it gets. So far, so good.