Finally! Bipartisan Legislation!

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The democraps and the rethuglicons have not been able to put aside their differences long enough to get anything done that would well, get anything done. However, that is in the past. Finally, something has been able to achieve what we thought was the unachievable and wouldn’t you just know it would have to be this:

Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday aimed at providing aid to Ukraine and sanctions on Russia in response to Russia’s incursion into Crimea.

Another report headlines:

Senate and House pass bills to help shore up Ukraine economy.

Ain’t that sweet? Congress finally came together to hand over another billion dollars to build up the Ukraine economy and this was after the West spent $5 billion destabilizing Ukraine = U.S. War Profiteering.

But didn’t congress have a problem coming to the aid of the long-term jobless when their benefits expired on December 28th 2013? Congressional representatives used every excuse in and out of the book to not re-instate the benefits knowing all the while that the jobless were having quite the time trying to get hired. Two million long-term jobless Americans lost their benefits and have been without assistance and without a job for three months. What have they been doing? If they’ve no job, why has there been a deafening silence and not a resounding roar? What happened to the two million long-term jobless Americans? Why have we heard not a peep from them? Was it because we’ve just ended one of the coldest winters on record? If so, where are they now? With nothing left to lose, why haven’t they taken to the streets, en masse?

To add insult to injury, the long-term jobless are finding out that congress can indeed come together in bipartisanship when furthering the war machine’s agenda, thereby enriching themselves even more because we all know that war pays the warmongers, but us?, not so much! While the long-term jobless have been busy running to the food banks to supplement their pantry and while they are struggling to pay the mortgage/rent, gas, electric and water bills, our congress is busy propping up Ukraine’s economy. Why? What’s in it for them? Let me repeat what I just wrote because I know that Americans have such short attention spans. Congress is propping up Ukraine’s economy because Ukraine has something that the U.S. wants. Have you not heard about the gold that has been shipped from Ukraine by the U.S? Now, jobless folks, how much gold do you possess? Apparently, not enough since this is what recently happened to Ukraine’s gold.

The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold Reserves

The US has quietly transferred 33 tons of Ukrainian gold out of the country and back to vaults in the US. Presumably, this sovereign wealth transfer would be counted as partial “collateral” for a fresh round of IMF, US FED, and ECB paper debt that is currently being organized for dumping into the Ukraine’s economic black hole.

http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-latest-heist-us-quietly-snatches-the-ukraines-gold-reserves/

And the Ukrainians? They’re gonna soon be looking as cross-eyed broke as the two million long-term jobless Americans look right now. But, there is a silver lining to all of this for the long-term jobless Americans. The Senate on Thursday moved ahead with a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits, three months after benefits expired for more than two million Americans. Sweet! Now, grab that goddamn bone before they yank it back!

A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal two weeks earlier that would renew federal long-term unemployment benefits for five months, retroactive to when they expired on December 28.

Retroactive? Fucking wow! Now that you’re homeless, you’re now retroactively homeless. Now how great is that? IF and that’s a big IF, they actually get this legislation signed into law, you can get your old life back. Right? I mean, the landlord was holding your apartment for you. Right? The bank didn’t foreclose on your home while assuming that congress would act in a bipartisan manner and get you back up and running with some assistance, did it? Keep being hopeful about getting this five month retroactive reprieve and then guess what? You’re right back to square one. So much for your representatives doing you a fucking favor. With representative friends like that shit, who needs enemies?

Even though you’ve been without benefits for three months and congress couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the economic plight of millions of Americans, they give a rat’s ass about the economic plight of Ukrainians because well, uh…because, well, they got gold and they want the Russians to come to heel because what stands between a worldwide economic hostile takeover by the U.S., is Brazil, Russia, India and China, the BRICs. And if the U.S. can isolate Russia and rob Russia of the ability to keep its fleet in the Black Sea and instead establish a naval base there in essence, surrounding Russia, it will.

The Russian-controlled Black Sea Fleet is based on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. It is headquartered at Sevastopol’, with an additional home port in Odessa. Russian interest in the Black Sea extends over more than two centuries. Catherine the Great annexed the Crimea in 1783, and subsequently established a Russian naval base at Sevastopol.

Is this all starting to make sense now? I know that Americans have been dumbed down, but damn! If you can’t see what is happening right before your very eyes and to YOU, well, then…what is there left to say? The American government is the biggest threat to this entire planet. The American government and its warmonger friends and elite fucks are hell bent on subjugating this entire planet to its evil, vile, filthy and depraved rule. The empire must be stopped and my hope is that Russia and China can stop it! Russia, do not hesitate to do what needs to be done, I beg of you! Level this hell before this hell engulfs the entire planet! And it will, because we Americans will do absolutely nothing to stop it because here in America, we are already, the walking dead!

Sources:
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-passes-bills-aid-ukraine-n63891
https://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/agency/mf-black.htm
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-advances-bill-restore-unemployment-benefits-n64086
The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold

Fuck It Up!

Fuck IT up like you mean it!!!!

Fuck IT up like you mean it!!!!

http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/20-early-warning-signs-that-we-are-approaching-a-global-economic-meltdown/

I want to thank Tales From The Lou for posting this because I am now going to take it and run with it, after having given credit where credit is due, of course.

There are many examples of just how fed up, people the world over are and they are not just sitting around holding a smartphone and sexting like the Americans are. It is good to know that there are some people who are not willing to just keep taking it up the ass without any lube at all, unlike the Americans. Since there are so many perverts in America, it is not hard to see why Americans have no problem taking it up the ass without lube.

The people of other countries are fiercely protesting and they are not just having one day events and marches, they are in it for the long haul because they know what Americans refuse to acknowledge and that is that if they continue to let their leaders get away with stomping their rights into the dust, that matters will only get worse. Unlike the Americans who have Justin Beiber to save them and the ‘stars’ at the Grammys and the Kardashians, you know! Kimye and crew? So, while the rest of the world is fucking it up, the Americans are sucking it up and getting fucked up the ass without the lube and loving life because Americans know what is important, Hollywood! The Super Bowl! Fake nails! Models! Fake hair! Fake lips! Fake ass! Fake like you know that you ain’t got it so low! You see, Americans are a bunch of fake ass nut cases. Americans are busy running around spending money that they don’t have and getting hacked to pieces and wondering why this is happening. Sigh! Yes, Americans ARE that clueless!

You would have thought that when the big hacking event that occurred at Target was finally exposed to the stupid Americans, that they would have realized that it was not only Target that was hacked. Oh no! You see, the Americans aren’t very smart. Even after they found out that Neiman Marcus was hacked, even THAT wasn’t a big enough wake-up call. They went shopping at Michael’s and slid that credit/debit card across the counter and wouldn’t you know, they got hacked again. Now, would you call that smart? In my book, that is just asking for trouble. And guess what? Americans keep getting what they ask for, more and more trouble. And they never learn. They are out right now busy getting hacked and next month, there’ll be another report from yet ANOTHER big box store releasing a statement that Americans credit/debit card information got hacked. You see, Americans have not realized in all this time that corporations hide shit for as long as they can possibly hide it because they believe that once the cat is out of the bag, so to speak, that the Americans will react like sane people would. But even the retailers don’t get it because what they fail to realize is that Americans are so stupid that an employee could tell them to their face that hacking is going on and they will still hand over that credit/debit card thinking to themselves that they are protected and that there are limits placed on their cards that limit their liability if fraud occurs. Such trust, can you believe it in this day and age? Yep, that’s Americans for you. Dumb, trusting, stupid idiots who have been dumbed down to the point that many could not even count out correct change if a computer wasn’t doing it for them.

I, for one am so glad that the people of other countries are not looking for Americans to lead the world in attempting to right wrongs and overthrow oppressors and despots. America’s entire political machine is made up entirely of despots. Corruption, Vice, Greed, Kickbacks, Bribes, those are the names of the Americans political leaders. And yes, I do know that there are 535 pieces of filth that make up the American political machine, but they are all named Corruption, Vice, Greed, Kickbacks and Bribes and the names are interchangeable. So, don’t worry if you call Vice and Vice tells you that you have called Greed, you’ll still be speaking to one and the same. But why bother? Because unless you have a brief case filled with greenbacks, call Ghostbusters, you’ll get the same response. Nothing.

Those of you in other countries, I thank YOU for pushing back against the motherfuckers whose sole aim it is to oppress you and to keep you down and steal your pensions and shove austerity down your throats when you’ve done nothing to deserve it. The so-called leaders are corrupt and expect you to pay the price for their corruption and you’re having none of it. Unlike America’s cities that are going bankrupt. Read up on Detroit, the once great Motor City and also renowned for Motown, is bankrupt and the vultures have descended and are cleaning that carcass down to the bone and those who thought that their pensions were safe, not so fast. Read it and weep:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2013/12/03/detroit-is-eligible-for-bankruptcy-and-city-pensions-are-at-risk/
..and here’s a little excerpt.

Judge Rhodes ruled that Detroit’s pensions would be treated the same as any other contract in bankruptcy, meaning that benefits could be cut.
The judge said he would not decide Tuesday on the size of the city’s unfunded pension liability, which has been estimated at between $3.5 billion and $8 billion. The city’s debts are estimated at $18 billion.

Is it the pensioner’s fault? No, but who cares? Somebody or some bodies mismanaged or misappropriated or just flat out fucked up Detroit’s ability to pay its bills and so now that is going to have to fall on the shoulders of those who have worked, retired and who now may find themselves looking for work when there is none. I just hope they didn’t shop at Target, Neiman Marcus, Michael’s and insert retail stores here–>________________.

And I should not forget that Stockton, California also went belly up!
http://nation.time.com/2013/07/25/the-wages-of-bankruptcy-stocktons-cautionary-tale-for-detroit/
Here’s another little excerpt:

More than a year after filing for Chapter 9 protection, the California city is struggling with protracted court battles and stripped city services — and that’s exactly what the Motor City might be in for.

At night, Stockton, Calif., becomes a ghost town. Streets lined with boarded-up buildings and rubbish-strewn parks are mostly empty except for drug dealers and their customers, says Dave Macedo, president of the local firefighters’ union. Even in daylight, shootings break out with regularity, and the city of 300,000 was ranked the 10th most dangerous in the country in 2012. “It’s the wild, wild West out there,” says Macedo. Or rather, the wild, bankrupt West.

Read more: The Wages of Bankruptcy: Stockton’s Cautionary Tale for Detroit | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/07/25/the-wages-of-bankruptcy-stocktons-cautionary-tale-for-detroit/#ixzz2rW29IgiB

Just devastating isn’t it? Not really because if it was, it wouldn’t be business as usual or should I say, bankruptcy as usual. But that’s how Americans play it. Remember the Wall Street debacle and how the criminals of Wall Street brought business as usual to its knees and had to get bailed out by, you guessed it, those good old stupid Americans? Well, the Wall Street players are back at it and they’ve upped the ante and it ain’t looking so good for Main Street Americans these days, but you couldn’t tell if you’re looking from afar. But close up, it’s a different story, just ask the people of Stockton, California and Detroit, Michigan and don’t forget to check the bridges and underpasses. You’ll find plenty of homeless people and if you like to gamble as apparently so did the managers of the funds of both Stockton, CA and Detroit, MI, head on over to Las Vegas, NV, you’ll step over a lot of homeless folk there too. Don’t forget Atlantic City, they’re knee deep in homelessness also.

But to those of you in other countries who are trying to fight back, more power to you! And if you should by chance look towards the West and think that you see that Rome is burning because Americans woke the fuck up and fought back, think again. That will just be another California forest fire. It’s ALL good!

A World Of Debt

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I have turned purple and I have turned blue.

And still, I cannot get through to you.

What more is left for me to say?

Nothing changes from day to day.

 

The time for action will pass us by.

I wring my hands but my eyes are dry.

Face set in stone, teeth are clenched.

Throat muscles tight; nostrils are pinched.

 

For the day of reckoning, I am prepared.

With nothing to lose; why should I be scared?

Our freedoms are gone and justice is dead.

Liberty resides in a padlocked shed.

 

Take my hand; do not let it go.

Together we stand against our foe.

We will not lean and we will not fall.

We have heard the cry; we must heed the call.

 

How did we get so much in debt?

Those who would own us will soon collect.

Do you really want to become their slave?

Whose debt has a banker ever forgave?

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 

 

All Hail British Parliament! Awwww Hell!!! America’s Corrupt Congress

Taking the 'common' sense approach. If only 'common' sense was catching!

Taking the ‘common’ sense approach. If only ‘common’ sense was catching!

Today, I a flying this flag.

Today, I am flying this flag.

British Parliament Votes Against Military Intervention In Syria
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the sensible Brits for deciding not to engage with the U.S. in military action against Syria.
“Britain’s Labour Party opposed military intervention in Syria despite Prime Minister Cameron’s concessions to giving the UN inspectors time to make their report.”

To the Labour Party, I love you!!

It has also been stated that there is “not a lot of” public support for British military activity in Syria. So, at least it can be said that this time around the British government is listening to the voice of reason and to its citizens. Not the same can be said for their cousins across the pond. The majority of congressional ‘leaders’ on both sides of the aisle have been shouting for military intervention in Syria. Fine, you go. Have them drop your ass inside a missile and project your worthless asses on over to Syria and then you can find out for yourself just what the hell is going on over there since Syria’s problems interest you more than the problems of the people of this country.

We have a devastated economy over here despite what the economists say to the contrary, but let us not focus on that. Let us focus on what is going on in Syria. Let us engage in more military action and claim that it would be short-lived versus what happened in Iraq(that was supposed to be short, swift and sweet)and Afghanistan. If I remember correctly, the word from Washington was that Americans would be greeted with ‘rose petals’ for ‘liberating the people of Iraq from their dictator. Did this ever occur? Anybody? Hello? Congress? Dick Cheney? George Bush? Can you tell us? Never mind, I didn’t think so.

Now we have Secretary of State, John Kerry trying to be most persuasive by screaming loudly, but not convincingly that “make no mistake President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapon against the world’s most vulnerable people. Nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny.” Kerry also said that regardless of the outcome of the UN weapons inspections, the US had already concluded that Syria had used chemical weapons. “Anyone who could claim that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass,” he said. “What is before us today is real. And it is compelling.” Wow! I almost believe his sincerity if it weren’t for the fact that the US did not have a ‘moral compass’ or a ‘conscience’ when it came to using chemical weapons against its own citizens and those of other countries. I have already delved into the use of chemical weapons in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places by the U.S. government. So, John Kerry sit the hell down and shut the fuck up! Because when you live in a glass house, you can ill afford to throw stones. I shall state this again because those in congress just aren’t getting it. We have an economic crisis going on in THIS country. We have millions of citizens in THIS country who are dying because of your sequestration, program cuts and flat out contempt and disdain for America’s most ‘vulnerable’. What are you doing to cease “an attack of this staggering scale that could ‘not’ be contrived or fabricated ‘and doing nothing to stop it’? Those in congress need to check their conscience and their own moral compass.” There, I fixed it for you! So, just when are those in congress going to ‘check their conscience and their own moral compass’? We are very much aware that ‘nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny’ than wanting to bomb the hell out of Syria. We already know that. All we have to do is take a look around at the effects of austerity.

The reality is that the United States has to be in a perpetual state of war because we spend so much money on the military to the detriment of all else. So, we’ve just got to put our military might to use. We cannot idle those missiles for long. If not Syria, it would be another country. We will fabricate information, we will make shit up just to constantly be engaged in war because we cannot have an idle military. We have got to be ‘outraged’ by the goings on in some other country because why should we let all that money go to waste that we spend on the military? Why do you think we are constantly claiming to be threatened by someone, ANYONE? We have declared ourselves to be the ‘police’ of the world. Even when we know for a fact that what another country is doing, is not impacting us and is not going to impact us, that does not matter. We have got to stick our military’s nose in their business. We could give a rat’s ass about whether or not the people of Syria had chemical weapons used against them. We’ve just got to keep our military in action. If we cared so much about the use of chemical weapons, then why do we have no problem using them? Why do we have no problem drone striking people all over the world? Why is one weapon okay but not another when they all kill? We certainly know that drone strikes are killing civilians, but that hasn’t stopped the U.S. from continually using drones to kill people. But now, we’ve got a ‘moral compass’? We’ve got a ‘conscience’ over the situation in Syria? Hell if we do! We just need to be at war!

Finally, if only the sanity and good sense that ruled the day in Parliament could find its way over here. But then, that would be too much like right and that is just not what the U.S. government is all about As far as the U.S. government is concerned, more military ‘might’ IS right.