Jul 24, 2011

545 vs. 300,000,000 People - By Charlie Reese


Mostly, you will not find these reports on the controlled mainstream media. The
purpose of the mainstream media is to keep the masses in a "Matrix" just like in
the movie. To get out of the "Matrix" requires information available from the
alternative media. Looking at the alternative media is akin to taking the "Red
Pill" as Neo does in the movie "The Matrix".

545 vs. 300,000,000 People - By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. 

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.  

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.  No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating  deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want.  If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal  government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. 

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in  Iraq and Afghanistan ... 

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they  alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of  them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando  Sentinel  Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so  true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end: 

                               Tax his land, 
                               Tax his bed, 
                               Tax the table, 
                               At which he's fed. 
                               Tax his tractor, 
                               Tax his mule, 
                               Teach him taxes 
                               Are the rule. 
                               Tax his work, 
                               Tax his pay, 
                               He works for
                               peanuts anyway! 
                               Tax his cow, 
                               Tax his goat, 
                               Tax his pants, 
                               Tax his coat. 
                               Tax his ties, 
                               Tax his shirt, 
                               Tax his work, 
                               Tax his dirt. 
                               Tax his tobacco, 
                               Tax his drink, 
                               Tax him if he 
                               Tries to think. 
                               Tax his cigars, 
                               Tax his beers, 
                               If he cries 
                               Tax his tears. 

                               Tax his car, 
                               Tax his gas, 
                               Find other ways 
                               To tax his ass. 

                               Tax all he has 
                               Then let him know 
                               That you won't be done 
                               Till he has no dough. 

                               When he screams and hollers; 
                               Then tax him some more, 
                               Tax him till 
                               He's good and sore. 

                               Then tax his coffin, 
                               Tax his grave, 
                               Tax the sod in 
                               Which he's laid... 

                               Put these words 
                               Upon his tomb, 
                               'Taxes drove me 
                               to my doom...' 

                               When he's gone, 
                               Do not relax, 
                               Its time to apply 
                               The inheritance tax.

                               Accounts Receivable Tax
                               Building Permit Tax
                               CDL license Tax
                               Cigarette Tax
                               Corporate Income Tax
                               Dog License Tax
                               Excise Taxes
                               Federal Income Tax
                               Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
                               Fishing License Tax
                               Food License Tax
                               Fuel Permit Tax
                               Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
                               Gross Receipts Tax
                               Hunting License Tax
                               Inheritance Tax
                               Inventory Tax
                               IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
                               Liquor Tax
                               Luxury Taxes
                               Marriage License Tax
                               Medicare Tax
                               Personal Property Tax
                               Property Tax
                               Real Estate Tax
                               Service Charge Tax
                               Social Security Tax
                               Road Usage Tax
                               Recreational Vehicle Tax
                               Sales Tax
                               School Tax
                               State Income Tax
                               State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
                               Telephone Federal Excise Tax
                               Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
                               Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
                               Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
                               Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
                                Telephone    State   and Local Tax
                               Telephone Usage Charge Tax
                               Utility Taxes
                               Vehicle License Registration Tax
                               Vehicle Sales Tax
                               Watercraft Registration Tax
                               Well Permit Tax
                               Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. 

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the hell happened?
Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!!  

                                         GO AHEAD. . .  BE AN AMERICAN!!!
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Norway suspect sought 'Christian war' against Islam


Norway suspect sought 'Christian war' against Islam

By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY

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Islamophobia has reached a mass murder level in Norway as the confessed killer claims he sought to combat encroachment by Muslims into his country and Europe.

Anders Behring Breivik's bombing and shooting spree puts the spotlight back on Europe's uneasy adjustment to a shifting population.

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According to The New York Times, he called for

... a Christian war to defend Europe against the threat of Muslim domination... And acquaintances described him as a gun-loving Norwegian obsessed with what he saw as the threats of multiculturalism and Muslim immigration.

Thomas Hegghammer, a terrorism specialist at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, told the times that Breivik's manuscript, like the major Qaeda declarations, include...

detailed accounts of the Crusades, a pronounced sense of historical grievance and calls for apocalyptic warfare to defeat the religious and cultural enemy.

But despite Breivik's fears of cultural shifts, Muslims today are only 6% of the region's population -- and just 3% of the population in Norway, 34% of them immigrants, according to a massive study by the The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, released in January

It found Muslims will be more than one-quarter of the Earth's population by 2030 -- but only 8% of the population in Europe and 6.5% of the population in Norway. The Future of the Global Muslim Population analyzed statistics from United Nations data and census material from more than 200 countries and studies by 50 international demographers, using birth rates, death rates, immigration and more, for the study.

In Europe as a whole, the Muslim share of the population is expected to grow by nearly one-third over the next 20 years... rising to 8% in 2030. In absolute numbers, Europe's Muslim population is projected to grow from 44.1 million in 2010 to 58.2 million in 2030.

The Pew Forum is now working on similar comprehensive population studies for other religious groups. But statistics don't shed any light on the confessed actions of Breivik. According to wire service reports:

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere told reporters that the attacks, believed to be the work of a man who has posted on Christian fundamentalist websites, showed you can't jump to conclusions about terror acts. He said most of the political violence that Norway has seen has come from the extreme right.

So, I have a bundle of questions now.

Who here knows exactly what's meant by Norwegian Christian fundamentalist? Should such terms be tossed about without definition? Is he a terrorist because he's Christian or a Christian who happens to be a terrorist or, if he's a terrorist, can he really be a Christian at all? And isn't that exactly the same points Muslims make about terrorists who claim to be Islamic?

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Norway killer espoused new right-wing, pro-Israel philosophy


Norway killer espoused new right-wing, pro-Israel philosophy

BERLIN (JTA) -- The confessed perpetrator in the terror attack in Norway espoused a new right-wing philosophy allied with Israel against Islam - a trend in European populist and far-right movements that has Israel worried.

In numerous online postings, including a manifesto published on the day of the attacks, Anders Behring Breivik pushed  the "Vienna School" or "Crusader Nationalism" philosophy, a mish-mash of anti-modern principles that also calls for "the deportation of all Muslims from Europe" as well as from "the West Bank and the Gaza Strip."

According to the manifesto, entitled "2083: A European Declaration of Independence" and published under the pseudonym Andrew Berwick, the "Vienna School" supports "pro-Zionism/Israeli nationalism."

Breivik listed numerous European "Freedom Parties" and neo-Nazi parties as potential allies because of their anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim stance, and mentioned that right-wing populists like Dutch politician Geert Wilders "have to condemn us at this point which is fine. It is after all essential that they protect their reputational shields."

Among the potential allies he listed for Germany were the three largest neo-Nazi parties - the National Democratic Party, Deutsche Volksunion and Republikaner. In Holland, Geert Wilder's "Freedom Party" topped the list, and the British National Party topped a long list of potential supporters in the United Kingdom.

European right-populist parties increasingly have been waving the flag of friendship with Israel. Last month, after it emerged that German-Swedish far-right politician Patrik Brinkmann had met in Berlin with Israeli Likud lawmaker Ayoub Kara, deputy minister for Development of the Negev and Galilee, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding that Kara be prevented from making further trips abroad.

According to Ynet, Lieberman accused Kara of meeting with neo-Nazis and causing damage to Israel's image. Brinkman said he had reached out to Israeli rightists hoping to build a coalition against Islam.

In postings on a website "" that appear to be from Breivik, the poster pondered whether one could "accept the moderate Nazis as long as they distance themselves" from the extermination of the Jews.

Meanwhile, Israel on Saturday night condemned the "revolting terror attacks" in Oslo. "Nothing at all can justify such wanton violence, and we condemn this brutal action with the utmost gravity," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"We stand in solidarity with the people and government of Norway in this hour of trial, and trust Norwegian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous crime."

Israeli President Shimon Peres called the King of Norway, Harald V, to express the condolences of the people of Israel on the 93 deaths.

"Your country is a symbol of peace and freedom. In Israel we followed the events over the weekend in Norway and the attack on innocent civilians broke our hearts. It is a painful tragedy that touches every human being. We send our condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and a speedy recovery to the wounded. Israel is willing to assist in whatever is needed," Peres said, according to his office. 

The King thanked Peres for his phone call and for the expression of Israeli solidarity.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visited Norway last week and was told that Oslo will recognize Palestine, but not immediately. 

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view it while it lasts


Begin forwarded message:

From: "Fredrick Toben" <>
Date: July 24, 2011 6:29:34 AM EDT
To: <>
Subject: view it while it lasts

1. This is the clip uploaded by the self-confessed Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik.

2. The mindset spells out that the new dialectic is between Nationalism and Internationalism. There is an emphasis on traditional Christian European values - the addition of the Masonic factor means that the world view would include the Talmudic-Jewish factor, which means international predatory capitalism.

3. Ten years ago, on 9 September 2001, the new global dialectic set was between the free and democratic world and Muslim terrorism.

4. That the 9:11 dialectic failed to set the world aflame was admitted by the USA when it wrote out of the global dialectic script its own created protagonist, Osama bin Laden.

5. On 1 May 2011, Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day, Osama bin Laden was allegedly dispensed with and assassinated by US soldiers.


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Re: Lucian Freud's perverse depictions of magnificent muck


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Date: July 24, 2011 9:20:07 AM EDT
Subject: Re: Lucian Freud's perverse depictions of magnificent muck

Mike, a good review. When I look at Freud's work, I always think of the old joke, "Why are there so few Jewish alcoholics? Because it interferes with their suffering."
The cult of the ugly was indeed ascribed to the Jews by National Socialist theoreticians in the 30s. Certainly the anger, disappointment and dismay against life took a turning point in the Fine Arts after WW I. And certainly the idea of artist as celebrity--not a new one by any means--becomes enhanced; to the point where the artist is more important than his art. I guess Freud's created persona was simply yet another in the faux working class affect which hit Britain after the wars. But personally I found both him and Bacon too obvious, too blunt, too predictable to be great artists, and far more yet another simple anthropological footnote of the times.
I guess the question I would ask is that even after the 100 Years War in Europe, after 1453, Europe was wracked by the religious wars for more than a century still. Yet right away, the cult of the beautiful and joy was dominant once again. You've got to consider that vast cities were reduced to rubble and that rotting human corpses were to be seen everywhere, often tortured to death due to religion. Yet even amid the Protestants there was joy. The Catholics, of course, launched the Counter Reformation, which brought every possible device to delight the senses, but why didn't this happen after WWI and II? Why did we get such characters as Bacon and Freud? (and Pollock, etc.)
In a message dated 7/23/2011 11:23:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

A culture destroyer is dead but his "art" still lingers.

Lucian Freud's perverse depictions of magnificent muck

His painting's realism is governed by artifice - and his public persona was just as much a theatrical construction

A frightening authority  & Freud in 2009.
A frightening authority … Freud in 2009. Photograph: Nick Harvey/WireImage

Raddled and old, a self-possessed, semi-naked fool in ridiculous shoes, Lucian Freud painted himself old and mad, looming in that awful room in west London where he spent day after day, decade after decade, scrutinising the horrible walls, the thin light as it fell on his subjects, those piles of soiled rags that he used to wipe off his canvases and clean his brushes.

He was in touch with his mortality. The paint he used was a magnificent muck, and with it he rendered ageing flesh, an Irishman's neck, a dog's fur, a baby's puddingy stare. He paid as much attention to the floorboards or the tangle of buddleia in the yard below as he would to a woman's belly, Leigh Bowery's feminine bulk, Bruce Bernard's stoic drunkard's poise, Lord Goodman's vanity, Sue the Benefits Supervisor's affected boredom.

He was interested in presence, and not only human presence: a lightbulb's glare, a dog's leg, a horse's arse, a frayed bit of carpet. The language with which he described people and things, animals and lovers, atmosphere and futility, was a frightening construction. I believe he shared more with his psychoanalyst grandfather than he liked to admit.

At the heart of his work is the confrontation between himself and others, himself andpainting. His painting's realism is all artifice. They are perverse in their complications, their studied theatricality. His art was in its way as mannered as Francis Bacon's (with whom he had a terrible and irrevocable falling-out), and his public persona was just as much a construction.

Freud liked to appear dangerous and unknowable, to men at least. He could seduce and threaten. Next to him David Hockney or Howard Hodgkin are artistic pygmies. Freud worked at being great. His art has authority, even though he seemed forever stuck in a postwar London of peeling stucco and disappointed lives. He would stare at people in restaurants, turn up at a young woman's flat with a live eel in his bag, spread rumours about himself and call his lawyers at an unintentioned slight. I wish I'd known him better.


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