Saturday, October 29, 2011

Anonymous Unmasked

Anonymous, The Mask

Anonymous, The Man (Zucotti Park)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lying Fat Bastard John Murtha Also Scum Sucking Criminal Prick

John Murtha, Democrat dead prick Senator, used his Senate power position, and people with disabilities to make himself, his family, and his cronies wealthy. He most grievously used his USMC history to slander and libel United States Marines with murder charges during the Battle of Haditha in Iraq. Every accused Marine was exonerated and Lying Fat Bastard Murtha never apologized for ruining the lives and good names of the Marines or the Marine Corp.
Last week’s release of FBI documents finally put in writing what nobody had ever said on the record: The FBI suspected that former Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and lobbyists close to him were running a scheme to funnel earmarks to sham companies and nonprofits to benefit the lawmaker’s friends and former staffers.

Bits and pieces of this story were kicked around for years before Murtha died in February 2010. The Los Angeles Times, Roll Call, the Washington Post and others had documented the odd appearance of earmarks for tiny defense contractors that just happened to open an office in western Pennsylvania and just happened to hire one of the lobbying firms close to Murtha and just happened to begin making campaign donations to Murtha and other Members of Congress close to him.

Reporters could do little but assemble the coincidences and couldn’t prove there was anything wrong with the bigger picture.

But it turns out the FBI was reading the stories and was very interested — interested enough that the Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation into Murtha and some of the lobbyists in his orbit, a fact that never leaked while Murtha was alive.

In part, the probe never leaked precisely because he was alive.

In a memo dated June 19, 2009, FBI field agents requested the bureau “open a full public corruption investigation” regarding KSA Consulting, the lobbying firm that employed at various times the Congressman’s longtime defense aide Carmen Scialabba and the Congressman’s brother, Robert Murtha, widely known as Kit.

The FBI field agents concluded that “the relationships between Congressman John Murtha ... and employees and partners of KSA Consulting provide for a potential Honest Services Fraud ... if Congressman Murtha influenced the awarding of contracts to KSA-controlled entities or clients, in exchange for some personal benefit to the Congressman. KSA principals may also have committed Honest Services Fraud by lobbying Murtha to direct earmarks to KSA clients who ‘passed-thru’ the funds to subcontractor firms that did little actual work and were owned by KSA principles.”
Roll Call has more of the FBI's investigation of fat bastard Murths's criminal doings that included the use of PAID - Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities - to cover his criminal activities. The best and most appreciated public service Lying Fat Bastard John Murtha ever did was die.

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Geitner: Higher Taxes Mean Weaker Growth and Longer Unemployment

With 85% of Americans believing that the economy is getting worse, or will stay the same, as polled by CBS and reported by Norah O'Donnell report tonight, no one can be blamed for thinking that Liberal/Progressive Democrats in Washington don't know anything about economics. Sometimes, however, someone slips up on the socialist narrative and tells the truth - higher taxes mean fewer jobs, weaker economic growth, and increased unemployment.

That's what Treasury Secretary and tax scofflaw Tim Geitner said tonight in an interview with Norah O'Donnell.

CBS News

Between time stamps 1:07 and 1:33 -

O'Donnell: Are you convinced we've hit rock bottom? Could there be a second recession?

Geitner: I think that the strength of the economy right now depends on two things - it depends on how successful Europe is in resolving its financial crisis. But, it also depends on people in Washington. And again, if Congress does not act on these proposals in the President's Jobs Act, then taxes go up for all Americans - most Americans, they go up for most businesses, growth will be weaker, Americans will be out of work longer... [CBS seems to have edited out the end of his statement.]

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Obama Administration Debates Anthrax Experimentation on Children

Gen. Shiro Ishii, Unit 731
The Obama administration is wrestling with the thorny question of whether scientists should inject healthy children with the anthrax vaccine to see whether the shots would safely protect them against a bioterrorism attack.
The Obama administration often reminds me of the German health system of the NAZI era when step by teeny-tiny step otherwise good and ethical people became inured to the pain and barbaric treatment of others, or the horrid experiments of Shiro Ishii's Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army that infected prisoners of war with plague, cholera, anthrax, and many other pestilences to see how the diseases progressed. There should be no debate at all - this is just wrong on its face; even broaching the subject is just wrong.

In fairness and to maximize the redistribution of risk, Obama should volunteer Sasha and Malia before anyone else is asked to have their children used as guinea pigs.
The other option is to wait until an attack happens and then try to gather data from children whose parents agree to inoculate them in the face of an actual threat.
Despite all the talk and hype of anthrax attacks since 2001, there has never been an anthrax attack that has encompassed an area large enough to do any large scale damage. This is no longer an era in America when government can test dangerous materials on citizens  as was done with nuclear radiation on thousands in the 20th century or the several decades that Black men were subjected to the ravages of untreated syphilis in the "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male."

As a general description of what happened in US human experimentation, Wikipedia explains the experiments involved
the deliberate infection of people with deadly or debilitating diseases, exposure of people to biological and chemical weapons, human radiation experiments, injection of people with toxic and radioactive chemicals, surgical experiments, interrogation/torture experiments, tests involving mind-altering substances, and a wide variety of others. Many of these tests were performed on children, the sick, and mentally disabled individuals, often under the guise of "medical treatment". In many of the studies, a large portion of the subjects were poor racial minorities or prisoners.
If we no longer need to test cosmetics and chemicals on small animals, why do we still need to test deadly diseases on small people? We've already slipped the slippery slope with torture, what it is and isn't, who can and cannot be tortured, who can be killed by silent death from the sky and who cannot. This is a time when we must be fully cognizant of how near the bounds of decency truly are and still maintain our humanity.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Senate Voted to Cut Farm Subsidies

Appalachian Pumpkin Patch Landscape - Walt Curlee
By a vote of 84-15, a Senate coalition of conservative Republicans wanting the federal budget cut and liberal Democrats wanting to tax millionaires, voted Friday to cut off farm subsidies to farmers already making a million dollars or more.
"Rather than taxing millionaires, the first thing we ought to do is quit giving them subsidies," said Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who offered the amendment to the massive spending bill the Senate was debating into the early morning hours Friday.

President Obama and his congressional allies have tried to impose a surtax on those with million-dollar incomes, but Republicans and a few Democrats have blocked those efforts each time, showing little stomach for tax increases.
However, another Coburn amendment to withhold federal dollars from slumlords who run dangerous public housing projects, failed 59-40.

Apparently, one Senator didn't show up for work Friday, but it's a good start anyway.

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