Friday, October 30, 2009

CBS Promotes Smut to Smear Palin in desperate News Ratings Grab


CBS News led by CBS Anchor just cannot stop trying to smear Sarah Palin long after Katie Couric failed to generate higher ratings when she attempted to embarrass Palin during a campaign interview.

In fact the backlash against Couric was fierce as she steadily sank to the lowest ratings in network news history finishing a distant last with little more than 5 million viewers. Her counterpart at NBC, Brian Williams saw the same erosion in ratings after the election as NBC and the MSNBC cable network also attempted to smear Palin every chance they got.

The latest move by CBS is an Early Morning Show interview with Levi Johnston, the father of Palin's granddaughter. Somehow CBS and MSNBC think Palin is still a major threat to "real women" on the liberal left and her early success with her new book has infuriated those leftist elitists who have been trying to silence Palin ever since she took the political world by storm.

Still two weeks away from release, the Palin book, Going Rogue - An American Story, is literally driving the liberal media insane. When CBS has to dig up the 19 year old disenfranchised father of Bristol Palin's baby, then give the story a provocative lead as follows, it shows CBS News is either desperate for higher ratings or supportive of promoting pornography since Johnston is announcing a nude spread he is doing for Playgirl magazine.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2009

Levi Johnston to Pose Nude for Playgirl
19-Year-Old Father of Sarah Palin's Grandchild Training Hard to Buff-Up for Magazine Spread

If malice had no role in this why would CBS News be the only network to give it national television exposure? Why would any headline writer with journalistic integrity focus on Sarah Palin and her grandchild when highlighting a nude photo spread by a lunatic from the Alaska backwoods? Neither Palin nor her grandchild had anything to do with this attention starved maniac and his nude photo shoot.

MSNBC was quick to feature the CBS interview in a rare showing of competitors cooperating but then the bond of extreme socialism runs deep and no one in media is more socialist than MSNBC. It is a fact well known to the public as MSNBC ratings fail to reach one million viewers most of the time, more than ten times less than competitor Fox News.

Fact is Fox News has more viewers than every competitor on cable combined. As for CBS and Katie Couric, they should be paying less attention to smearing Palin and more preparing for more bad news as Diane Sawyer will soon become the ABC Evening News Anchor and dear Katie could fade farther into the depths of disastrous ratings.

As for Sarah Palin, she has a million dollars and a best selling book and will be featured on Oprah who vowed to keep Palin off her TV show during the campaign because she was backing Obama. I guess Palin has a much more Christian attitude than our media since she can forgive and forget media efforts to hurt her.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Will New Jersey be Fooled Again? The Goldman Takeover Continues with Corzine


As the 2009 New Jersey governor's race comes to a conclusion and President Obama flies in to save the day for Jon Corzine one has to wonder just how long it will take residents of the state to figure out how the state and national Democrats have sold out to Wall Street. Standing in the middle of that sellout by the Democrats
is their governor, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, who helped guide and oversee the greatest case of financial deregulation in our nation's history.

Jersey residents are disgusted by the performance of Corzine since he got elected four years ago and for good reason as many of his political promises in the campaign were forgotten once he got elected, much like the promises of Obama last year. There is a lot more in common between Obama and Corzine than just the failed promises as both of them were products of the Goldman machine.

Corzine likes to preface appearances with claims of his hostile separation from Goldman back in 1999, before he ran for US Senator and then Governor. It is the only way he can position himself as a reformed Wall Street leader. It also keeps the media from digging into his real record and his real relationship with Goldman and other Wall Street powerhouses. If we could all but have such a hostile separation from our employer.

If Corzine were truly cast out by Goldman in 1999 as CEO then why did he earn over $400 million when Goldman Sachs went public, a move that Corzine directed when he was at Goldman? The governor was co-chairman at Goldman from 1994-1999 along with Hank Paulsen, yes the same guy who was Bush Treasury Secretary, and who masterminded the bailout of Wall Street along with a host of former Goldman people.

Under the Paulsen/Corzine regime Corzine participated in the great Democratic deregulation of Wall Street, the last acts of the Clinton Administration that threw open the doors for Wall Street to bring about the historic collapse, the Enron bankruptcy, the sub-prime housing mortgage collapse, the oil price spiral and the worldwide economic collapse that followed?

The Clinton White House was dominated by former Goldman executives like Rahm Emanuel and Robert Rubin whose team at the Treasury Department included Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner. All of these players are Obama's closest economic advisors. Rubin, who was Treasury Secretary started the attack leading to massive financial deregulation before handing the ball off to Summers who succeeded him as Clinton's last Treasury Secretary.

Between them, Alan Greenspan (Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank) and industry leaders such as Goldman (Paulsen and Corzine) the drastic deregulation measure, the Financial Services Modernization Act, was finally approved in 1999 which eliminated the New Deal barriers against mergers of commercial and investment banks as well as insurance companies and stockbrokers. Standing at his side as President Bill Clinton signed the legislation, Summers heralded it as “a major step forward to the 21st century”—and what a wonderful century it’s proving to be.

It was also Summers who worked in cahoots with Enron and banking lobbyists from Goldman and others who backed Republican Sen. Phil Gramm’s Commodity Futures Modernization Act also adopted in 1999 which banned any effective government regulation of the newly unleashed derivatives market. The result was not only a temporary boon to Enron, which soon collapsed under its unbridled greed, but also to the entire Wall Street financial community.

The only opposition from within the Clinton administration came from Brooksley E. Born who, as head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, in 1998 dared defy Summers and Rubin, as well as Greenspan, in proposing regulating the derivatives market. In frequent appearances before Congress, she warned that the burgeoning derivatives trading “threatens our economy without any federal agency knowing about it.”

In reward for her prescience, Born, a highly regarded legal expert on derivatives, was treated to scornful attacks from the old boys’ network, led by Rubin, Summers and Greenspan, who questioned her competency and insisted it was she who threatened the stability of the financial market. The boys in the White House and their allies on Wall Street including Goldman made quick work of her.

Thanks to this group of Goldman executives and their protégées the greatest deregulation of the financial markets since the Great depression was completed and the door opened to the swaps and derivatives markets to be exploited by Goldman and others. The result, the boom busted wiping out billions of dollars in investments, Enron energy collapsed wiping out the pensions of thousands of people. The sub-prime housing mortgage market collapsed putting the national economy on edge and oil prices spiraled into the stratosphere.

By October of one year ago the world economy faced collapse, bail out programs were given to all the culprits, and only Goldman Sachs standing alone was able to make record profits from each of the bubbles that collapsed over the past decade. That is the Corzine legacy of his tenure at Goldman Sachs. That is the tragic truth the media seems unable to address.

As for the Obama connection to Goldman, look no further than his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Obama's dependency on Goldman since he first ran for US Senate, and the vast number of Goldman people and protégées that surround him in the White House. Oh yes, Goldman still stands alone since they got Obama elected as their investment in the inexperienced president resulted in billions of dollars in new revenue, more billions in bonuses and even more billions in increased stock value.

Now Corzine truly cashed in on his hostile departure from Goldman which gave him $400million when his plan to take Goldman public worked and he has been making money off Goldman and Wall Street ever since through his Goldman and J P Morgan pension, investments, Goldman stock and private fund partnerships with other Goldman associates. So much money that he financed his own Senate and governor's races while setting spending records on both. So much that he refused to put his holdings in a blind trust like most responsible public officials so he could retain control over them while governor.

Can the Golden team of Obama and Corzine once more pull the wool over our eyes and strengthen the stranglehold by Wall Street over our politicians or is it time we finally wake up and say enough is enough? No more politicians bought and paid for by special interests! No more empty promises! It is time politicians accept responsibility for the mess you created and the mess you supported. In the words of a recent candidate for president, it is time for CHANGE WE BELIEVE IN and YES WE CAN make it happen. You have two other good choices, why settle for less?

Note: The author lived in New Jersey for 16 years (1982 - 1998) and during that time saw a great deal of progress in changing the image of the state from being the brunt of negative jokes to being a leader in quality of living and many other issues of national importance. He also served with Governor Tom Kean 1982-89 in the NJ Energy, Housing & Community Development and Treasury Departments.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Media Conned Again, and Again, and Again


So much for the fair and balanced coverage, the validation of facts and being guardians of the truth as the mainstream media, entertainment media and all the other media suffered through a series of recent hijacks by people testing the gullibility of our public watchdogs. In a word, the result was "failure", a failure to fact check, to question or to validate.

First there was the case of the English group who fed false story after false story to the entertainment media to see if garbage would reach the airways and they were stunned to see their bogus tips to the media show up on news sites then rampage around the world on the Internet with no attempt to check the facts.

Then there was the case of Rush Limbaugh who was blocked from becoming an owner of a NFL team by the new American business censorship czars Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Once again malicious rumors appeared throughout the media and around the world thanks to our pit bull czars who promoted the lies and hoodwinked the public. The stampede worked as Rush lost out on his bid to act like an American and be free to invest his money where he wanted.

The White House and those defenders of liberal freedom in America were silent as they watched with glee as lies prevailed, were never challenged, and were bought hook, line and sinker by the media. At the same time the White House was unleashing their communications czar, Anita Dunn, on Fox News and Glenn Beck in particular, becoming the first presidency in our history to declare a television news channel as, well let me give you her words.

"We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent,” White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN over the weekend. "The reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party." In a media blitz against the network, Dunn also gave interviews with Time magazine and the New York Times.

In addition the White House and the Federal Communications Commission have both begun campaigns to control Internet blogs and keep them from spreading rumors disguised as news. The blog business has exploded ever since the public realized that the mainstream media was compromised but bloggers and their incessant search for truth now threaten the very institutions in the federal government charged with the Constitutional responsibility to protect the right of free speech in America.

Obama is a constitutional lawyer, you would think his administration would know better than to use the power of the government to silence critics but then they seem to do a lot of things that ignore the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the freedom of the press and public. The White House wants you to only hear the liberal babble of their favorites like MSNBC.

The next media con was the Obama trip to New Orleans, his first since taking office. We are supposed to believe that his campaign promise to undo the damage Bush did by not helping New Orleans recover from hurricane Katrina was a promise he delivered on. Once again the media was fed the administration cop out line that we cannot make progress because of the last eight Republican years of disaster.

I, for one, am tired of the excuses for inaction. America is three trillion more dollars in debt because of the Obama agenda. One would think that much money could get some of these problems fixed but the money went to the banks, Wall Street executives, home mortgage companies, insurance companies, failed automobile companies and unions. I'm also tired of hearing how Bush is still to blame for everything that goes wrong with the Obama agenda. Bush has been gone nine months. And the last two years of the Bush presidency the Democrats under Nancy Pelosi controlled the House meaning she could have stopped anything Bush wanted.

The City of New Orleans was lost in the Obama rush to pay back campaign contributors to the tune of billions of dollars in profits, bonuses, opportunities for profit and whatever else is used to determine who gets the first cash from the greatest cash cow in history, good old Uncle Sugar. The number one Obama campaign supporter Goldman Sachs has received billions of dollars in federal aid and built a $16.7 billion pool for employee wages and bonuses, the largest in Wall Street history since he took office.

After a brief four hour stop in New Orleans to tell the people why Bush is responsible for the delays in aid to New Orleans even though Bush has been gone for nine months, Obama went to San Francisco to spend the evening at Democratic fundraisers that cost more than $30,000 per couple to attend one event and get your picture taken with Obama. He raised about $3 million for election campaigns next year. Pelosi was there to introduce him. She must have flown in on her private government owned jet too. Two jets to San Francisco for a fund raiser would cost maybe a million dollars? Who knows?

So New Orleans still cannot get $245 million this year to rebuild their hospital but the head of Obama campaign contributor Goldman can get $70 million this year for making money off government loopholes while his staff can make $16.7 billion this year. More than $40 billion has been allocated for New Orleans, most in the three years before Obama took office, and still no hospital, no housing and limited protection from future hurricanes. The truth is New Orleans was a disaster before the disaster and had to be rebuilt to survive, with or without the hurricane.

Why don't we take a few more billions from the trillions of dollars already approved for Obama stimulus, bank bailout, insurance bailout and auto bailout bills and just buy the rest of New Orleans, rebuild it, lease it out and make money for the federal government? It would be far cheaper than an unlimited amount of federal aid being pumped into a bottomless pit.

So the media con? Nothing is really being done in New Orleans, the president was just stopping by to justify the taxpayers paying for his campaign junket to San Francisco. New Orleans still has the same problems it had when he was elected. But San Francisco has Nancy Pelosi who was waiting to introduce him to the deep pockets from Silicon Valley. So while New Orleans got a four hour stopover San Francisco and Pelosi got the president for the evening and night.

Perhaps the last recent media con was the best. If it turns out that the reality show savvy family from Colorado who supposedly lost their 6 year old son in a runaway helium balloon whose flight across Colorado dominated the television airwaves across the nation and even Europe turns out to be a staged event, then the media will look stupid.

On the CNN Larry King Show the kid, who was never on the balloon but safely hidden in an attic, did say he stayed hidden in a box in the attic to help the show. What show? The one some idiotic network will sign them to star in I guess. Here was The Washington Post internet headline about this major event.

Breaking: A Six-Year-Old Is Trapped In A Homemade Helium Balloon Over Denver

Why in the world would a runaway balloon require fulltime coverage from all the news networks, mainstream and cable, tying up the most expensive television system in the world? Fifty people being killed in Pakistan or Afghanistan would never get such live coverage. I am sick of the stupid live video feeds of car chases, truck chases, runaway helium balloons and other stunts shown almost daily on what used to be our news stations and networks.

Our news media are becoming reality shows. When we are supposed to be learning about the nation and world we watch police chases. No wonder nobody believes the news media, it is a joke. News has become entertainment and reality TV and people have no clue who or what to believe. My advice, turn the television off!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

A bet on Obama turns to Gold for Goldman


America's Best Investment the Last Year - Obama's Presidential Campaign

So we just suffered through the worst year since the Great depression and the collapsing economy wiped out more than half of people's savings and investments along with a big chunk of their home and other real estate values. The stock market has now recovered about 40-50% of it's value. The Dow Jones hit 10,000 for the first time in a year.

Home prices have stabilized although below the value of the past few years. Unemployment is way up but economists say we are out of the recession. Oil prices have settled at about twice what they were before the economic crash. Even billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett lost a lot of value over the past year.

At least things seem to have stopped losing value and we can catch our breath. All in all we seem happy to be where we are which is far worse off than we were a year or two ago. Still some people managed to make a lot of money on the pain and suffering of the rest of the world, a whole lot of money.

There was an investment you could have made that would have made you wealthy in the past year. If you were a Goldman Sachs employee your investment in Barack Obama's presidential campaign resulted in the highest earnings per quarter for employees in history in this, Goldman's 140th year in business. Goldman employees donated about $1 million to Obama's campaign, helped raise a total of over $21 million from the Wall Street financial community and of course have helped guide his career since his start in politics.

Goldman's financial contributions to Obama amounted to about $32 per employee (there are 31,700 Goldman employees). The money Goldman earned in 2009 and is paying for wages and benefits just through the last nine months since Obama took office average $527,192 per employee. Imagine if you gave someone $32 last year and already were paid back over half a million dollars.

Goldman generated $35.6 billion in revenue so far this year, an increase of 49% over last year. 47% is allocated to the employees, a total of $16.7 billion. The only better year was 2007 when $16.9 billion was set aside and the only better quarter was the last quarter of this year.

Besides the billions of dollars in pay this year, the stock value has also been astronomical for Goldman's. They are the only financial services company to achieve such staggering success as their stock value increased from $53.31 a share when Obama was elected to about $187.32 today, an increase of over 3.5 times in less than a year.

Compare Goldman's to the next largest investment bank and another Obama backer JP Morgan. Morgan also had a great year but allocated just $8.79 billion to employees, half of the Goldman allocation. The Morgan stock hit $23.38 when Obama got elected and today is up to $46.83, double the value but far below the Goldman record pace.

Goldman was a major player in the sub-prime mortgage market and oil futures market whose wild swings drove the world into economic chaos. They also were selling mortgage packages to clients while they were spending their own money betting the mortgage market would collapse. It earned them the record earnings in 2007 and cost them $60 million in state fines so far. However, the fine was paid with no admission of guilt to limit the corporate liability and allow the expense to be deducted. Some people have all the breaks it seems.

In addition, Goldman received $10 billion in bank bailout funds last year and billions more from the AIG bailout. The bank funds were repaid so the federal government could not challenge the payoffs to their employees. Yet to be determined is the long term relationship between Goldman and Obama to explain why one of the largest investment banks in the world took a state senator from Illinois under their wing and led him to the presidency of the nation.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Obama, Rothschild's "Chosen One" Closer to being President of New World Order


Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize - New World Order Presidential Campaign Underway

There is nothing that makes any sense about this award to the new president of the US. Neither his friends nor enemies, advocates or opponents can find any logical reason for the Nobel Peace Prize to be given to someone who just took office. Even the stated reasons by the Nobel Committee lack substance as no one has ever been awarded this prize for promises yet to be fulfilled.

One wonders what the founder of the Nobel prizes, Alfred Nobel, would think about the award were he alive today. Then again, when a Swedish inventor and businessman has spent his lifetime making weapons of mass destruction then moves to Norway to retire and set up the Nobel Foundation the whole idea of a Nobel Peace prize seems a bit stretched.

Alfred, who patented dynamite and nitroglycerin in the 1800's and whose family went to Russia and got into the arms and oil business under the Czar could be responsible for more deaths in all the ensuing wars than anyone in history. The Nobel prizes were an attempt to change his legacy from a master of weapons of mass destruction to a person devoted to Peace and science.

Yet the Nobel family never achieved the level of financial success they expected because they attempted to take on the strongest arms dealers and oil barons of the 19th century, the House of Rothschild. Before the Rothschild family was through with them they lost the oil business and Alfred wound up with just $245 million in his estate from the arms deals, a mere pittance of the billions of dollars generated over the years.

The Rothschild's, with the Rockefellers who they also financed, stopped the Nobels cold in Russia in their efforts to control the world oil production. When the Nobels tried to break into the arms market in Europe where war was an economic tool for the international financiers they were also stopped by the House of Rothschild who already controlled the arms markets on both sides of the European wars.

Back in the 1800's, after gaining control of European banking, the oil and diamond market, and even the cotton market the House of Rothschild moved into the American oil, steel and railroad markets but it was not until Woodrow Wilson came to their aid with the Federal Reserve Bank early in the 20th Century that they were able to get a foothold into the American economy like they did in Europe.

Patiently they have used wars and debt to take control of the US economy and now are positioned to bankrupt the American economy at any moment. It is all part of the plan conceived long ago by the family and their secret investment strategy to eliminate all governments of the world and have a single source for money under a New World Order.

For over 200 years the Rothschild family has been laying the foundation to achieve their dream and using organizations like the Illuminati and others to do the work. But now we are approaching the culmination of their dream, when they actually control the international banking community, and can manipulate the end of independence, end of competition and end of sovereign nations folding them into the New World Order.

Arranging for Obama to get the Nobel Peace Prize further elevated his status in the international community, a movement that has been building since his German trip during the election campaign. His popularity worldwide is much higher than in America and his agenda toward eliminating all world problems is a lot more popular than his domestic efforts.

Could it be that the dreaded year of 2012, the year the Mayan calendar ends and that all psychics and religions are talking about, is really the time of the transformation to the New World Order? Ironically it would be the end of Obama's first term as President. Right now he would have trouble getting elected again. Moving from US president to World president might be a very logical thing.

It is also worth noting that 2012 is the 200th anniversary of the death of the patriarch of the Rothschild family, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the founder of the House of Rothschild, and the person responsible for building the most powerful family in the history of the world with an estimated worth of some $250 trillions. Yes that is trillions and compare it to the US national debt of $10 trillion, a debt that is a cause for world economic concern, and you have an idea of the unlimited resources of this family.

Mayer grew up during the most revolutionary period in world history and his fingerprints are all over the American, French and Russian revolutions and every war since. In his book, The Rothschilds, Frederick Morton wrote; "...the wealth of the Rothschilds consists of the bankruptcy of nations." His vision created the international banking community and his family provided the banks. By 1850 the House of Rothschild represented more wealth than all the families of Europe.

When America won the war of independence a central bank was set up in 1781 known as the Bank of North America. It failed and the international bankers then gained a charter for the Bank of the United States in 1791 with a 20 year charter. Thomas Jefferson fiercely opposed the central bank saying the tendency of the bank to generate debt was contrary to the US Constitution. He said, "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."

In 1826, the second bank's charter was soon to expire and presidential candidate Andrew Jackson campaigned strongly against a central bank which was owned and operated by the international banking element. Here is Jackson's opinion of those bankers:

"You are a den of vipers. I intend to wipe you out, and by the Eternal God I will rout you out...If people only understood the rank injustice of the money and banking system, there would be a revolution by morning." He succeeded but there was an attempt on his life that was tied back to the international bankers.

By the time of the Civil War The Rothschild's Bank of England financed the North while the Paris branch of the Rothschild bank funded the South. In 1863, the National Banking Act was passed despite protest by President Lincoln. This act allowed a private corporation the authority to issue our money. Lincoln was assassinated.

The long sought after Federal Reserve was finally incorporated in 1914 and has been creating a completely unnecessary national debt ever since. In simple terms, the Fed creates money as debt. They create money out of thin air by nothing more than a book entry. Whenever the members of the Fed make any loans, that debt money is our money supply.

The United States went bankrupt in 1938 because of this system. It took the Fed only 25 years to bankrupt the USA. The Federal Reserve is a private corporation owned by the international banking interests yet it is responsible for the US money supply. It was the last tool the Rothschilds needed to control the American economy. Ever since there has been a gradual elimination of all competition in the investment and banking communities leaving a couple of international banks in control of our money supply and the US in debt.

Could the US go broke again, thus paving the way for a New World Order? In order for this to happen the US economy will have to collapse before 2012 thus showing that no one nation is capable of surviving on its own. We still have to face commercial toxic loans, sub-prime mortgage toxic debt, a record national deficit, trillions in new expenditures for bank bailouts, stimulus, health care and wars, a dollar falling in value because of the crushing debt, a potential war in the Middle East, the long term effects of a recession and the ominous cloud of inflation hovering on the horizon. The world remains on the precipice of economic catastrophe. Will we be pushed into the New World Order?

Stay tuned...