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Jan 26, 2014
Nothing that happens in Somalia could possibly be important enough for the USA to get involved in yet another pointless war. What is the Mission? Is there a Mission? or are we just there to sell weapons?

For your information: Somalia is on the Coast of Africa near the RED SEA. Boats traveling from the East travel through the Suez Canal on the way to Europe. It is possible that people IN EUROPE could be interested in what happens in Somalia and if they do, they should invade....


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Posted: Jan 26, 2014 8:15pm
Jan 26, 2014
Let's invent our bright future.

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/11/bill-gates-bill-clinton-wired/all/

The goal in much of what we do is to provide seed funding for various ideas. Some will fail. We fill a function that government cannot—making a lot of risky bets with the expectation that at least a few of them will succeed. At that point, governments and other backers can help scale up the successful ones, a much more comfortable role for them.
http://www.wired.com/business/2013/11/bill-gates-wired-essay/

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/11/bill-gates-bill-clinton-technology/

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2013/11/21-12-from-the-editor/

"People often ask me, “What can I do? How can I help?”
Bono’s group ONE.org is a great channel for getting your voice heard." -Bill Gates
http://www.one.org/us/


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Here is an idea... 
We could take action to FIX Global Warming/Climate Change:
Made of thin flexible Mirrored Mylar 
we would move it to a location that would capture 
sunlight and reflect towards the North Pole in the Winter.
In the Summer, we could move it to a place that 
would cast a shadow... It's cooler in the Shade.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2014 2:15pm
Jan 26, 2014
Written statements were provided to a U.S. District Court in Chicago, confirming the alliance between the DEA and Mexico's largest cocaine cartel.

For decades, it has been rumored the United States government was secretly sponsoring the smuggling of cocaine into the country. Federal officials have long denied such speculation, pointing out the billions of dollars spent intercepting drugs. Newly released documents, and testimony from Justice Department and DEA officials now show the stories of government running cocaine are true.

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january252014/cia-drugs.php

Between 2000 and 2012, the US government had a deal with Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa that allowed the group to smuggle billion of dollars of drugs in return for information on its rival cartels, according to court documents published by El Universal.

http://rt.com/usa/sinaloa-drug-cartel-deal-dea-551/

DEA Case Threatens to Expose US Government-Sanctioned Drug-Running

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2014/01/dea-case-threatens-expose-us-government-sanctioned-drug-running

Indeed, within the black world of the narcotics trade, alliances can shift with the wind, and there may in fact not be anything at all inherently “special” about the current bond between the DEA and the Sinaloa cartel. Even the timing of the agreement, from 2000 to 2012 — correlating precisely to the government assisted prison escape of El Chapo and the growth in size and strength of his operation, may be entirely coincidental. To say that the “Sinaloa Cartel is aided and funded by the US government” is admittedly problematic on its face, as the mess created by the “war on drugs” pits the DEA and CIA almost perpetually at odds with each other.

http://panampost.com/guillermo-jimenez/2014/01/21/dark-alliance-reborn-dea-sinaloa-connection/

Is the DEA Protecting One of Mexico’s Most Notorious Drug Cartels?
An article in Mexico’s El Universal newspaper implies it is.
http://www.vocativ.com/01-2014/drugcartels/

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Posted: Jan 26, 2014 12:18am
Jan 25, 2014
The news shows what the GOP really is. Puppets of the super rich... They represent the interests of the 1% and ignore the will of WE THE PEOPLE.

The keyword "-Christie" will eliminate all news articles with mention of Christie. That removes the thousands of articles about "Bridgegate".

Then I post the news articles to Facebook about Republican Scandals... "corruption" is a good keyword also...

For Example:

Dinesh D’Souza pleads not guilty to making illegal $20,000 donation to U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long.
Long, a Republican who lost to incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, will testify against the right-wing pundit at trial, prosecutor Carrie Cohen told Judge Richard Berman at the 'Roots of Obama's Rage' author's arraignment.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/dinesh-souza-charged-making-illegal-20g-gift-senate-candidate-article-1.1589951

Robert McDonnell’s remaking of himself into a pro-business conservative that makes his indictment on federal corruption charges so potentially damaging to the Republican Party.  http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116302/bob-mcdonnell-scandal-crony-capitalism-and-republican-brand

The latest sign Republicans are deliberately wasting time is the party’s first attempt to repeal a law, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), approved in 2010 after a tax-avoidance scandal involving a Swiss bank.FATCA is an anti-tax dodging law targeting the filthy rich by requiring most foreign banks and investment funds to report to the IRS information about U.S. customers’ accounts worth $50,000 or more. According to Erin Donar, a Treasury Department spokeswoman, “FATCA continues to gain momentum and international support as we work with partners around the world to fight offshore tax evasion.”
http://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/24/house-republicans-kick-2014-ignoring-american-people.html

Creepy Eye on the Pyramid on the Dollar

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Posted: Jan 25, 2014 4:14pm
Jan 24, 2014
It is so obvious now that Communism is so fundamentally wrong that it was doomed to self destruction. The concept of "you get paid even if you don't work" makes no sense. DUH. Didn't anyone notice that most people that lived in Communist Countries wanted to leave? The quality of life was so much better in Capitalist Countries. That's why they built a WALL in Berlin...

Imagine if you will, a time when the US Government felt that Communism was a treat to our way of life... so the US Government attacked FOLKSINGERS and Hollywood Movie Stars with a senate committee called HUAC. and the FBI investigated the private lives of Americans... Really, I'm not making this up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee

This bizarre "Fear of Commies" manifested itself in two tragic wars. Korea and Vietnam. At least 80,000 American Soldiers died for nothing. The USA lost the War in Vietnam and the strange predictions of the "Domino Theory" failed to happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domino_theory

There was some learning done... Never again did the USA Draft civilians and force people to go to war even if they did not want to. Now we have an all volunteer army. Also, the size of the wars are much smaller. Since the 1970s total American casualties have been about 8,000... ONE TENTH THE QUANTITY.
Americans simply have very little interest in fighting bogus wars against artificial enemies.

Once during my lifetime the USA needed defense... 9/11/2001... The Defense Department Failed Completely that day. It is impossible for the Defense Department to FAIL WORSE. Zero enemies were killed by troops. The only people that actually defended the country were civilians.

So, why do we spend so much money on a system that provided NOTHING?
Could we not get the same quality of services for half the price?

Now we have replaced Fear of Communists with Fear of Terrorists.

How about using the internet to prevent war by making friends worldwide? That makes more sense than endless wars against contrived enemies...


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Jan 23, 2014
Javascript Color Table Art
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Posted: Jan 23, 2014 4:16pm
Jan 20, 2014
Even President Obama knows the laws are wrong. We could save the taxpayers over a billion dollars currently wasted on Law Enforcement. You could introduce a bill to legalize Marijuana and be the VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.


http://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm
California Senator Boxer above:
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
California Senator Feinstein above:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
President Obama above:

http://www.cchi2014.org/
California Cannabis and Hemp Initiative 2014.
CCHI 2014 Approved for Circulation
  • 150 days of signature gathering has started! Signatures must be turned in to counties by Feb 24th. Activists need to turn in signatures to CCHI no later than Feb 15th.

  • The initiative is available to sign:
    Click here for places to sign.
    Click here for petition PDF to print/sign.

  • Analysis: Reduced costs in the low hundreds of millions of dollars... AND Potential net additional tax revenues in the low hundreds of millions of dollars...
Key Summary Points of CCHI: CCHI Summary (pdf)
CA State Official Analysis: sos.ca.gov

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Posted: Jan 20, 2014 12:16am
Jan 18, 2014
Jan. 2, 2014: A representative of CBS Outdoor Inc. reports to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office that one of its billboards along the southbound lanes of the corridor has been chopped down by an unknown vandal or vandals using a power tool.

Jan. 10: Another billboard, this one next to Gannon Slough bridge on the west side of southbound Highway 101, within Arcata city limits, is found cut down.

Regardless of your opinion of billboards, this is no way to resolve a conflict. Setting aside hundreds of years of bloodthirsty frontier rapaciousness for just one moment, we are supposed to aspire toward a republic not of chainsaws, nor of hammers in the night, but of laws.

http://www.times-standard.com/editorials/ci_24940320/now-leave-billboards-be

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/Blogthing/archives/2014/01/10/billboard-butcher-strikes-again

http://www.humboldtbeacon.com/news/ci_24883926/bayside-billboard-brought-down-removal-may-be-required

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Posted: Jan 18, 2014 10:17pm
Jan 18, 2014
Javascript Math Color Table
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Jan 17, 2014
We just watched this on Netflix and it was wonderful... Including news film of riots in Washington Square park between The Police and people that wanted to sing. Not Kidding... there was a no singing in the park rule created to stop those folk singers... "On Sunday April 9, 1961, over 500 young musicians gathered in Greenwich Village's Washington Square to sing folk songs to promote peace and harmony. This act of passive protest resulted in riot squads attacking singers and civilians alike with billy clubs, leading to several arrests. The incident became known around the world as the Washington Square Folk Riot and was cited as the first 'freedom of speech' revolt. It also made Greenwich Village a beacon of hope for an entire generation. And this is just one of the important stories which make up the vibrant history of The Village music scene."
http://www.kinolorber.com/video.php?id=1364

Many performances.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Square_Park

In 1961 the Washington Square Association, along with then Parks Commissioner Newbold Morris, acted on their belief that the park should be tranquil and quiet.  Police were ordered to remove “the roving troubadours and their followers” from the park. On Sunday, April 9th, close to 3,000 “Beatniks,” including a 19-year-old Bob Dylan, came to the park to play their music in opposition of this ban.
http://gvshp.org/blog/2011/04/25/a-look-back-at-the-beatnik-riot/

Dan Drasin's documentary short, shot in a single afternoon in 1961, is often cited as the first major social protest film of the Sixties.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEvKe2WLumI
When 19-year-old Drasin and his friends joined folk singers and protesters in Greenwich Village's Washington Square Park, they confronted NYC authorities to protest the cancellation of a standing permit to gather and sing in the park on Sundays. Here are the first signs of the political, racial and cultural issues that would soon erupt during the decade.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348144/

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