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Posted on June 19 at 7:44 a.m.
"...2/3 of which has been a violation of your pledge to the citizens of this district to get the hell out after two years..."
"...2/3 of which" (i.e. 12 of 18 years) is correct, but "after two years" in my comment above should have been "after six years" (note the video clip, which I created to start at the display of Capps' signed pledge in 1997)
On One Month After the Spill
Posted on June 19 at 7:37 a.m.
Capps: "I have spent my entire congressional career working to stop new offshore oil and gas development and prevent these types of spills."
Well then, your entire congressional career — 2/3 of which has been a violation of your pledge to the citizens of this district to get the hell out after two years [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG75E... ] — has been a failure.
In fact, when you weren't busy staging photo ops at local flower greenhouses, you've spent most of your congressional career propagating federal government lies about just about everything, and supporting domestic tyranny and militarism, and the trillions of dollars that you've voted for illegal wars not only has killed millions of innocent people and permanently maimed and driven from their homes multiples more, and transferred those trillions of dollars from your constituents to US and international oligarchs and domestic and international arms merchants, but has prevented that money from being spent on domestic infrastructure or even funding agencies to inspect domestic infrastructure.
[response to Capps' response to 2015 State of the Union address]http://www.noozhawk.com/article/capps...Noozhawk
'Lois Capps — Empowering War and Domestic Tyranny Since 1998'http://www.noozhawk.com/article/john_...Noozhawk
'UKRAINE: Lois Capps gets her war: Neo-Nazis burn dozens to death in Odessa; Neo-Nazi armor heading east, attacking Russian-Ukrainians'https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/S...Santa Barbara Progressive Coalition
'UKRAINE: meet Lois Capps' & John McCain's Neo-Nazi friends & employers of terrorist snipers who murdered nearly 100 civilians'https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/S...Santa Barbara Progressive Coalition
Posted on June 18 at 8:25 a.m.
Addendum to my comment at June 17, 2015 at 8:01 a.m.:
Giving credit where due, Capps, for a change, yesterday voted AGAINST an illegal war...
...though not a courageous stand, as she voted with the 2/3 of the donkey gang who usually vote for illegal wars (especially when it's their president waging them), but this time voted against (perhaps because they knew there was no chance of their vote prevailing):
'U.S. House defeats bid to withdraw troops from Iraq'http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/0...__________________________________
"BILL TITLE: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces deployed to Iraq or Syria on or after August 7, 2014 [<sic - should be 2015], other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq and Syria"
On Capps Breaks with Obama over Trade Pact
Posted on June 17 at 8:01 a.m.
I'm thrilled about this.
Perhaps Capps might also consider discontinuing her opposition to auditing the so-called Federal Reserve, the sole purpose of which is to transfer vast amounts of wealth from the people to US oligarchs, and her cover-up by propagating lies [ http://www.noozhawk.com/article/capps... ] regarding the domestic economy that has resulted from that.
Regarding her ongoing support for domestic tyranny [ http://www.noozhawk.com/article/john_... ], perhaps she might begin to indicate some respect for the US Constitution and the people of this district and rescind her support for the NDAA, the PATRIOT Acts, and other measures put in place by the vast illegal federal security / surveillance apparatus.
Regarding foreign policy, Capps (along with about 95% of her 435 colleagues in the so-called US House of Representatives) should be handcuffed, brought before an international tribunal, tried, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment for her continued votes (at least six just in the past two years) in support of illegal wars that have killed millions of innocent people during her term as US congressperson, and maimed and driven from their homes multiples more millions.
Posted on June 17 at 7:23 a.m.
"…wage rates remain stagnant even though unemployment rates have now dropped to a historic low of 4 percent…"
Those who understand that the federal government (and, increasingly, state and local governments as well) lies almost always about just about everything know that the official unemployment data is so twisted that there is absolutely no doubt the federal government is purposely manipulating the numbers to make the economic situation appear better than the reality.
During the Great Depression propaganda and spin had not been perfected. There weren’t multiple definitions of unemployment designed to confuse and mislead the public. The peak level of unemployment in the 1930s was 25%. On a comparable basis to the 1930s, including short-term discouraged workers, those forced to work part-time, and the long-term discouraged workers which were defined out of existence in 1994 by the BLS, the real unemployment rate is 22% today, not 4%.
It feels like a depression for millions of Americans because it is a depression.
Lois Capps propagates this deception for the feds. From Noozhawk here [ http://www.noozhawk.com/article/capps... ] :
"…Workers now are no longer considered part of the work force after their unemployment benefits expire. And so, in the lying and spinning world of elite federal politicians such as Lois Capps, were 100% of the US population to become unemployed, that would be considered 0% unemployment rather than 100% unemployment, since there would be zero Americans in the work force…"
John Williams' 'Shadow Government Statistics' [ http://www.shadowstats.com/ ] reliably reports real unemployment numbers.
'Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie'http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/0...Washington's Blog9 March 2015
'Americans Not In The Labor Force Rise To Record 93,194,000'http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05...ZeroHedge8 May 2015
'The Recovery Is Complete: America Adds Most Waiters And Bartenders Since 2013'http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03...ZeroHedge6 March 2015
On Wages Remain Stagnant for South Coast Workers
Posted on June 13 at 8:54 a.m.
As Lois Capps, our clown of a congressperson, who deserves life imprisonment for her votes for illegal wars that destroy infrastructure overseas…
…peddles the same disinformation as, at June 13, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.:
"…unemployment peaked at 8.5%. Current unemployment is 5%. Our economy has enjoyed 6 years of prosperity now…"
…the same response applies:
^ includes three charts revealing the truth of this economy — and one cartoon and one brief and humorous video of Capps shot in San Luis Obispo
On A Sound Infrastructure Indicates a Sound Country
Posted on June 12 at 8 p.m.
Regarding, at June 12, 2015 at 4:47 p.m.: "…what's the difference in the mind of a CT [conspiracy theory] kook?…"
Use of the pejorative "conspiracy theory(ists)" — and its common ad hominem puerile variants — "kook", "you're nuts," "conspiracy monger," “crackpot,” “wacko,” etc. — is nothing but a childish attempt to shape information and analysis.
As any prosecutor or detective would affirm, a conspiracy is simply when two or more people plot to commit an act of deceit or crime. Thus petty attempts to use the term "conspiracy" to ridicule are nonsensical.
The term “conspiracy theory” was coined by the CIA in April 1967 in this dispatch marked "Psych-CS" (Psychological Operations — Clandestine Services):
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The term was first interpolated into news reports and commentary by CIA media assets as the agency maneuvered to bolster the cockamamie Warren Commission’s “lone assassin” / "magic bullet" nonsense (now disregarded by a majority of the US population) regarding the John F. Kennedy assassination.
The use of the term in the comment above is a laughingly weak attempt to intimidate:
“Look here, not there,” an attempt to manipulate discussion participants into placing their reasoning faculties in abeyance and adopt what are often uncritical and even misleading modes of substantiation and conclusion.
Often adopted by a person experiencing cognitive dissonance [ http://www.noozhawk.com/article/john_... ], or intellectually incapable of contributing positively to a discussion, the phenomenon is also increasingly common in US establishment print, cable, and broadcast media, 90% of which is now controlled by just six transnational corporations.
'New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile'http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/07...
'You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…'http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2012/09/...
'Are Conspiracy Theorists Nuts?'http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/0...
Looking for a conspiracy theory? Here's a conspiracy theory ( ;-) ):
[06:00] 911 Truth ~ 9/11 In a Nutshellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqQdy...
Posted on June 12 at 11:42 a.m.
The post clearly is about infrastructure nationwide, and as both the main post and at least one discussion participant have pointed out that the deficit in needed infrastructure spending is credibly estimated by professionals to be in the trillions of dollars, an opinion that our *local* infrastructure "looks good" perhaps isn't serving much useful purpose, even if repeated incessantly.
Infrastructure building and repairing is labor-intensive, and so is not an effective mechanism for the criminal politicians of both major parties to serve their elite benefactors by transferring as much money to them as possible as quickly as possible.
The advantage of illegal wars for this purpose is obvious: arms merchants can quickly spend *trillions* of dollars to destroy infrastructure in other countries, and then additional hundreds of billions get transferred to US oligarch-owned corporations to rebuild that infrastructure, and the cycle continues.
The Federal Reserve, of course, is what allows a country that has gone bankrupt twice (1933 and 1971) and is trillions of dollars in debt to spend trillions of dollars on illegal wars while domestically it sinks into third world status.
For those not yet informed on this fundamentally important issue but who would like to be, of course there's plenty of reading material from a wide variety of independent media sources.
Regarding video and infographic information:
Either of the two videos below are a good introduction; I recommend the first (7 minutes) unless one only wants to spend 3 minutes total on the videos.
[VIDEO - 07:06] 'The Federal Reserve Explained In 7 Minutes' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j282J...
[VIDEO - 03:01] 'The Federal Reserve Explained In 3 Minutes'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP9H5...
Regarding the three infographics: after loading, click the first two to fully enlarge; the third does not enlarge, but the three key points are legible.
[INFOGRAPHIC] 'The Decline of the Dollar: A Brief History of the Federal Reserve'http://s3.amazonaws.com/thrivemovemen...
[INFOGRAPHIC] 'Wall Street: Follow the Money'http://s3.amazonaws.com/thrivemovemen...
[INFOGRAPHIC] 'Align Your Money With Your Values' *http://s3.amazonaws.com/thrivemovemen...
* I've not researched local credit unions, which are often the best option, but I believe Montecito Bank & Trust is the only authentic long-established (more than a few years) local bank in Santa Barbara.
Posted on June 12 at 8:41 a.m.
Regarding, at June 12, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.:"…Hillary Clinton…"
Hillary Clinton is a cackling psychopath:
[VIDEO - 00:11]'Clinton jubilant over Gaddafi's death: "We came, we saw, he died"'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_x04...
[VIDEO (humor) - 02:20] 'U.S. Condemned For Pre-Emptive Use Of Hillary Clinton Against Pakistan'http://www.theonion.com/video/us-cond...
Ted Rall cartoon:'Ready for Hillary?'http://22i18l42a516x0glw28vyk8x4k.wpe...
Ted Rall cartoon:'Ready for Hillary, 2017 / Overseas Edition'http://22i18l42a516x0glw28vyk8x4k.wpe...
'Choose your puppet':http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lw2cEpWYZqw...
Posted on June 12 at 7:43 a.m.
I'll second the comment at June 12, 2015 at 6:18 a.m.
This otherwise excellent piece is much diminished by inclusion of left/right nonsense the only purpose of which is to divide and distract the population for the benefit of the criminals and oligarchs who currently run this country and the corrupt politicians who enable them.
Regardless of whether they belong to the blue gang or the red gang, at least 95% of our current 535 federal "representatives", most especially Lois Capps, who has supported at least six illegal wars just in the past two years [ http://www.noozhawk.com/article/john_... ], should be imprisoned for life for continuing to vote for illegal US-instigated wars that have killed 30 million innocent people in 70 years and have maimed for life and driven from their homes multiples more [ http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/0... ] and that serve no purpose except to enrich US oligarchs while impoverishing most of the US population within an increasingly tyrannical security state as our domestic infrastructure crumbles.
Polls continue to show that those still bamboozled by the left / right, liberal / conservative, red gang / blue gang rubbish are becoming a diminishing minority.
As people wake up to the fact that 400 individuals in this country hold more wealth than the 150 million least wealthy of the population, rather than left/right, a distinction of the 99.9% (Occupy Wall Street, TEA Party, and many others) vs. the .1% elite (the oligarch Koch Brothers, the oligarch convicted felon George Soros, nearly all federal politicians of both major parties — at least after they cash in for their crimes committed in office after they leave office) is much more useful.
Though their style and rhetoric differs, the clear purpose of the politicians of both major parties is to transfer, before the system finally implodes, as much remaining wealth as possible from the 99.9% to themselves and their cohorts among the .1%.
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”— US President John Adams, October 2, 1780 (letter to Jonathan Jackson)