Archive for October, 2007

As California Burns and Georgia Thirsts, the US Government & Big Business (real estate developers in this case) Share Some Blame

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I recently rebuild one of the bathrooms in my condo. I did a great deal of research prior to purchasing the fixtures. I have always been very careful to consider the environment when I make any purchases that may have an environmental impact. In the case of my bathroom I stumbled upon two technologies that could save a great deal of water, both related to the commode (toilet).

New toilets today are available that can save water in two ways. First off there is the simple dual flush system. This is a simple system where a second flush lever is available for flushes that require less water. One flush is a standard 1.6 gallon flush that we find in most commodes in the U.S.. The second flush is a lighter 1.0 gallon flush that we normally find in urinals, where less water is required to do the trick.

The next little technology is called pressure assisted flushing. This is where a tank inside the commode stores water that is pressurized by the water pipes that fill it. The result of this pressure is apparent once you flush the unit. To put it bluntly hardly a person reading this had never encountered a situation where more than one flush is required to complete the job. Well let me tell you this, you would hardly find a job that require a second flush from these pressure assisted commodes.

Now why am I bringing this up and what does it have to do with California, Georgia & the U.S. Government? It is all about the laws and it is all about our dwindling water supply! As I did my research I found out that the dual flush commodes are required by law in nations like China, Australia and Israel. Yet there is pressure in the US to keep this technology quiet because it would costs builders and landlords more money. Again, we have an example of American values. The only thing that matters is money. That’s it. Nothing else, not even drinking water or water to put out fires!

I paid almost $400 for one of these commodes when I redid my bathroom. I could have had a fancy one piece commode for less than $100 but I chose to save water for my condo, my city and my fellow human beings. I also purchased a Gerber brand commode because it is the only commode that is still made in America. Call me silly for writing this and call me silly for picking this uncomfortable topic to write about, but every little bit helps. And if every American would save a few gallons of water each day places like Atlanta would not be in a state of emergency as they watch their watter supply vanish. And if we had a real news media our government may actually be forced to protect the people instead of just the people who own them! Think about it!

Bill Maher: Gatekeeper or Coward?

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

By Reggie, Contributing Editor, TvNewsLIES.org

Soon after 9/11, Bill Maher lost his job on mainstream television for his remark about the relative cowardice of the alleged hijackers. I have to believe that he’s been warned that any further discussion of 9/11 that does not follow the official Bush/PNAC line will mean the end of his career. It seems that Bill Maher, like so many others, has his price.’

Maher is a comedian who hosts a weekly show on HBO that includes commentary and discussion about relevant political topics. He has no qualms about broaching very controversial matters and is an equal opportunity host to people across the political spectrum who apparently may discuss any issue OTHER THAN 9/11.

Bill Maher has unequivocally labeled as fools all people who raise any questions about the official story of 9/11. He has made his own acceptance of the Bush/PNAC line the last word on the topic. Anyone who would dare to differ is an idiot. Period.

Maher’s histrionics this past Saturday night - running into the audience to personally oust a non violent, albeit somewhat disruptive 9/11 protester - was one for the record books. It seems that he will talk to anyone, no matter how extreme or controversial, from Ann Coulter on, but has zero tolerance for anyone who questions the official explanation of what caused the towers to collapse.

Maher went so far as to say that on this single topic, of all the controversial outrages of this administration… on this ONE topic, he agrees with George Bush. Those were his exact words. Strange, but I don’t recall the President ever offering an explanation of how the towers came down in an average of ten seconds. Maybe Maher had a private audience at the White House and knows something the rest of us do not. Sure.

You have to wonder why he would totally close the door to any possible discussion of the one event that made all the other horrors possible. Duh….

There were a number of scenarios he might have followed to deal with the protester. For starters, he could have offered to invite someone of repute to come on the show and present his or her case at a later date. That would have quieted the protester as well as others in the audience who were angered by Maher’s dismissal of anyone and everyone who dares to doubt the official lies offered by Bushco. His ridicule of the 9/11 Truth Movement is way out of character for someone so willing to call all the other Bush lies what they are….and you have to wonder who got to him and whose backside he’s covering.

One can only conclude that Bill Maher is either a coward, sacrificing principle to protect his job, or a 9/11 gatekeeper of the first order, working to keep any open discussion of 9/11 from ever reaching the airwaves.

This is not about what Maher believes or does not believe about 9/11. It’s about his absolute refusal to consider that there might be another side to the discussion, especially in light of all the evidence to that effect that has been unearthed by scholars and scientists. It is about his coloring members of the Truth Movement idiots and nut jobs. There has to be more to the story than what appears on the surface. It really makes no sense at all.

The attacks on 9/11 remain the single remaining taboo topic forbidden by all of the mainstream media. They alone made all the ensuing horrors possible - from the Patriot Act and NSA spying to the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. By placing a wall of silence around any discussion of 9/11 Bill Maher now has established himself as either an official gatekeeper or a coward.

Either role is despicable.

Reference:

They Are Not “Conspiracy Theories” They Are, in Fact, “Discoveries”

And the Nobel Booby Prize Goes to George W. Bush (and his supporters)!

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Nominated by Reggie, Contributing Editor, TvNewsLIES.org

Just think about it: Some of this week’s awards from the Nobel Committee went to people who must seem like the anti Christ to our pretentiously pious President, George W. Bush. For starters, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies who were recognized for a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells! OH MY GAWD!

And, of course, this morning, the darkest of dark news descended on the White House when Bush’s nemesis Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change! ARMAGEDDON IS SURELY UPON US!

Give the man credit, he did his best. The very first veto issued by this President of incredible scientific understanding greatly limited federal funding for stem cell research. In his speech to the nation, this paragon of ethical governance explained that he could not support legislation that allowed researchers to “manipulate human life and violate human dignity.”  This self-proclaimed war president deeply values human life and never, ever violates its dignity…we all know that. WAY TO GO, GEORGE!

And then there are his efforts to counter the opinions of experts who have warned for decades about the dangers of polluting the environment. Sigh. George W. Bush has a steadfast and unparalleled record of ignoring, doctoring and manipulating scientific evidence and supporting corporate greed over the health and welfare of the nation.

Just last month we learned that the number of EPA prosecutions, new investigations and total convictions of criminal cases against polluters dropped off by more than a third during the Bush administration. That sort of summarizes the Bush approach to the environment, and clarifies the rarefied thinking that went into his actions to reduce restrictions of toxins in our water systems and lighten regulations on emissions by coal burning power plants.

And wasn’t it just special that this enlightened President ordered the EPA not to conduct any studies that may conflict with the administration’s agenda to pander to corporations at the expense of the health and safety of the public? GOLLY GEE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!

Okay, fair is fair. If we applaud one side, let’s give the other a nod as well. After all, we now live in a country in which war is peace and Fascism is democracy, good is evil and up is down. Nothing is as is was and nothing at all is as it should be. So why not enter the looking glass reality of George W. Bush and acknowledge what he has managed to ‘accomplish’ in so short a time?

In that pursuit, I hereby name George W. Bush, along with all of those who have supported his delusions, Booby Laureates of 2007! Should there ever be a Nobel Booby Award, our present President must be given that award.

No man in recent history deserves this more.

Why Moveon.org Has Been and Will Always Be Wrong

Monday, October 8th, 2007

When a crime or an atrocity is in progress the solution is not to “move on” leaving the crime or atrocity in progress. The response should be “stop everything!” The political action organization called Moveon.org has succeeded in herding many Americans into accepting the current state of the state as politics as usual. They have kept their “members” busy and focused on supporting political solutions to criminal problems. Well I have news for you, political solutions do not work when the politicians are the problems! And “moving on” is not the answer to the criminal problems facing our nation today! And that’s the fact, Jack!

Forget everything that has happened at the hand of the Bush administration and focus on one thing, and one thing only, the legitimacy of their “elections!” It has been pretty well proven that this administration used every means possible to destroy what little farce of a democracy still exists in our political process in their efforts to prevent anything that would keep them from “taking” over the presidency. They stole the presidency and our nation along with it. The core members of this administration are well known for the Machiavelli principles yet people do not understand that those principles include the belief that all is fair when it comes to achieving or maintaining power. All is fair, from lying to killing. That is what Straussian Neo-Conservatism is all about. (Reference link)

I am sorry but I have problems looking at anyone who considers themselves to be an American patriot yet has no problem with the very real fact that the current so called president and his entire administration are enemies domestic. They conducted a coup, actually several electoral coups, and politicos and the ignorant (yet in many cases well meaning) citizens feel that the best way to handle it is to “Move On!” I say, bullshit! I say that the answer to what is going on is to “STOP EVERYTHING!” This is what we should have done the moment voting improprieties appeared in 2000. The minute Al Gore received a -16,000 vote count in a little town in Jeb Bush’s Florida we as a nation should have stopped everything! We should never have moved on from that catastrophic moment in American and global history!

This nation is in huge trouble. America is dead. This not in any way shape or form a democracy and we do not have a representative government. This past year of so called Democratic control of our Congress, with no changes in direction, no arrests, no prison terms, and the continuation of completely ignoring the massive evidence of high crimes by the Bush administration should be enough to make people realize that the problems facing our nation have nothing to do with left and right rather they have everything to do with democracy vs. tyranny.

Most people don’t have any idea that there are even any questions surrounding the legitimacy of the past few elections so I am not surprised that they don’t know that many of the answers were discovered; and the answers indicate massive election fraud. If this nation had any kind of national journalism institution we would all know this. Perhaps a national strike would have taken place. Perhaps harsher responses would have been taken by the people of this nation who call themselves patriots. But I can tell you two things, if this nation had a real media that served up accurate information about the world a lot of things would be better and the American public would not simply “move on” every time a crime is committed against them! So you can thank the media for what is going on these days. As I always say they are America’s greatest enemy for they protect and empower the most powerful enemies of the people.

Moveon’org members continue to march and yell to empty buildings. They continue to sign petitions and they continue to fall for the notion that the answers to their problems will be implemented if everyone would stop what their doing and “tells their Congressperson” one thing or another. Hey, stupid people, wake up, you are being ignored. Is that not yet apparent?

There is a famous Einstein theory that says that the definition of “insanity” is repeating the same action expecting different results. Well I actually believe that repeating the same action expecting different results is the definition of “stupidity!” Stop marching, stop calling your representatives, stop writing checks to the people who keep all your activism resources tied up doing things what will have no impact, and stop thinking that the issues of the day are political. The issues are criminal and should be treated as such. We have serous problems and “moving on” just leaves the criminals in place or sometimes just replaces the criminals. It’s really time to “Stop Everything!” Take that for whatever you may think it means. Think about it!

How Can Anyone Take “Mainstream” (Establishment) Media Seriously at This Point?

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

As many of you know I have been out of the loop for a little while as I address a heal issue, but I have not been out of the loop when it comes to keeping track of what has been going on (and I have not been out of the loop in keeping the news page up to date! Nor have I been out of the loop when it comes to the exponential decline of the pretend news industry in our nation.

There have been many things to comment on and point out during my downtime, but I have to tell you that every once in a while I catch something that just blows me away when taken in complete context. Now, you see, I see things from a different vantage point than most people. That is why I do what I do. Things that may not be obvious to most people are obvious to me. I am like the kid in the movie “The 6th Sense”; you know the kid who could “see dead people!” I seem to be cursed in that unnoticed outrages seem to pop out of the scene and jab me in the eyes. All I do with my writing and speaking is point these things out. I don’t even go looking for things to point out, they just keep popping up. Only these days there are so many outrageous moments taking place (with the establishment media) that these “pop out and jab me in the eye” moments are starting to make me feel like I am living under a strobe light. I can’t possibly keep up with reporting all of these moments.

Now that being said I hope this little “pop out moment” that I am sharing is not to anti-climactic…but if you really take this in the context of what journalism is journalism, national journalism, it’s importance as a Constitutionally protected entity under our so called democracy, all the important issues that exist, and all that is and is not reported to the American public by our Constitutional sentinel known as the “free press”, and if you include the overwhelming ignorance and stupidity of the general public in this nation, you may just understand why I found this little particular moment noteworthy.

OK, so here it is…as I was doing my duty by monitoring the TV so called news networks during their top of the hour headline runs I found that they all reported, among other things, on the status of Brittany Spears’ child custody. Brittany Spears! We are talking about a celebrity that is pretty much famous for being famous. A nothing. A nobody. Go ahead, name one song that she sung and see if it ends up on some classic music collection in 25 years. We are not talking about John Lennon here. We are talking about a blond chick with a barely passable singing voice and whose contributions to the art of music don’t even match what Rice Crispy treats are to the culinary arts. People who called themselves journalists had no problem reporting this ridicules item as news while the world around us crumbles. Sorry, maybe it’s all the medicine that I am taking but I just don’t understand how everyone around me does not see how ludicrous this is and I just don’t understand how those so called journalists are not embarrassed to death to be doing what they are doing! Think about it! Think about it! Jesse Richard – Editor, TvNewsLIES.org

PERSONAL NOTE UPDATE: For the many people who have written me asking what has been going on…I will be writing a personal blog piece on what I have been going through. I think you will find it interesting and quite informative taking into account all I have learned from the experience.

Currently my pain is minimal thanks to several powerful medications, a trip to the emergency room and finally a friend who is a chiropractor, who was the only person to relieve my pain (using acupressure, nutrients and a neck collar…no chiropractic however). I’ll tell you all about this guy, who was the only person who relieved my pain to the point of not having to take powerful tranquilizers and pain killers anymore!!! I am however awaiting results of a CT scan but I am operating at 80% or so.

Again, I am sorry that the “daily” newsletter has been anything but “daily”…but the news page has not lost a beat so keep checking there for news vital to all Americans. (In my opinion;-)

I REPEAT: I would like to collectively thank the many of you who have written me with words of support and encouragement. Your kind words are not only my compensation for running this website but they help to strengthen me when I am experience periods of weakness. I have always been a very strong person, both physically and emotionally. I have always been the person to fight for those who could not fight for themselves. I have always been the person to be there for those who have no place else to turn. It is overwhelming and humbling when I find myself in a position where it is I who is in need of help. I am at a loss for words that would adequately express the support and friendship of my family, friends and TvNewsLIES brothers and sisters. Your kind words mean more to me than I can describe and during this time where I am experiencing excruciating and debilitating each kind word and every moment taken by someone who cares enough to think of me will remain in my heart as a ray of eternal sunshine that lights up my existence. Thank you all beyond ability to accurately express the magnitude of my appreciation.

Thank you for understanding,
Jesse


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