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Baldwin Christian site
If lawmakers claim that ignorance of the law is no excuse, then how do they explain their ignorance of the laws they vote for?
Before the [Civil] war it was always the United States "are," after the war it was the United States "is"... it made us an is.
ISIS is using U.S.-made ammunition and weapons, which means U.S. weapons companies get to supply all sides of The New Endless War; can you blame investors for being so giddy?
"... there is NOTHING that can’t be reached by the state legislative power. They can correct the manifold violations of every provision of the constitution that occur every day in every state by federal agencies exceeding the scope of the authority granted to them by the states, in the Constitution. The problem has not been that there aren’t plenty of violations to correct. The problem has been that most States are befuddled into thinking that they get run by Washington, D.C. The press tells them this every day.
The Zionist Lobby with its ridiculous “enforcement organizations,” such as the ADL, by misusing the “anti-semite” accusation have made “anti-semite” and “self-hating Jew” badges of moral honor.
Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that?—stupid.
Arthur Sylvester, Asst Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs during the Vietnam War
Russia has a nuclear arsenal as large as Washington’s, and Russia is very much aware that for 13 years Washington’s lies and demonizations of countries are the preludes to launching military attacks on the countries.
My sources say Americans should be very concerned about the secrecy of the government [illegal alien children] camps.
Todd Starnes, Fox News journalist
Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.
Washington purchases European politicians with bags full of money.
Lies are the American experience. The actual world as it exists is foreign to most Americans.
Accurate feedback is necessary for the long-term survival of any living system.
Thrive (documentary, 5 min 59 sec)
I've thought many times that the "D" in D-Day meant Death Day.
Arnold "Ray" Lambert, D-Day veteran
any people [Jews] that has been persecuted for two thousand years must be doing something wrong
Henry Kissinger (who is Jewish)
Throughout my career, the political ruling elite has been enacting piecemeal a version of “universal” healthcare coverage to satisfy the demands of an increasingly vocal, but also increasingly disenfranchised citizenry. Our overlords, of course, have been more motivated by enhancing corporate bottom lines and enriching themselves, than in genuinely helping the peasantry.
The [Christian] church is the reason America is losing its liberties.
Chuck Baldwin, Baptist minister [10 min 5 sec]
Jewish strength [in nations around the world] is not measured in [population] numbers only, but in terms of its economic and political power.
Haaretz [Israel newspaper]
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. If not you, who? If not now, when?
The Western media is a plague upon humanity.
In war we are all losers.
Kaname Harada, WWII Imperial Japanese Navy ace, in The Last Zero Fighter by Dan King, Kindle location 1412
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Submitted by Guest on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 18:24
In 1968 the government of Canada decided to openly admit Americans seeking to avoid being drafted into the US war on Vietnam. Before, would-be immigrants were technically required to prove that they had been discharged from US military service. This move made it easier for Americans to escape President Johnson’s war machine by heading north.
Although a founding member of NATO, Canada did not join the United States in its war against Vietnam. The Canadian government did not see a conflict 7,000 miles away as vital to Canada’s national interest so Canada pursued its own foreign policy course, independent of the United States.
How the world has changed. Canada’s wise caution about military adventurism even at the height of the Cold War has given way to a Canada of the 21st century literally joined at Washington’s hip and eager to participate in any bombing mission initiated by the D.C. interventionists.
Considering Canada’s peaceful past, the interventionist Canada that has emerged at the end of the Cold War is a genuine disappointment. Who would doubt that today’s Canada would, should a draft be re-instated in the US, send each and every American resister back home to face prison and worse?
As Glenn Greenwald pointed out this past week:
Canada has also enthusiastically joined President Obama’s latest war on Iraq and Syria, pledging to send fighter jets to participate in the bombing of ISIS (and likely many civilians in the process).
But Canada’s wars abroad came back home to Canada last week.
Though horrific, it should not be a complete surprise that Canada found itself hit by blowback last week, as two attacks on Canadian soil left two Canadian military members dead.
Greenwald again points out what few dare to say about the attacks:
That is the danger of intervention in other people’s wars thousands of miles away. Those at the other end of foreign bombs – and their surviving family members or anyone who sympathizes with them – have great incentive to seek revenge. This feeling should not be that difficult to understand.
Seeking to understand the motivation of a criminal does not mean that the crime is justified, however. We can still condemn and be appalled by the attacks while realizing that we need to understand the causation and motivation. This is common sense in other criminal matters, but it seems to not apply to attacks such as we saw in Canada last week. Few dare to point out the obvious: Canada’s aggressive foreign policy is creating enemies abroad that are making the country more vulnerable to attack rather than safer.
Predictably, the Canadian government is using the attacks to restrict civil liberties and expand the surveillance state. Like the US PATRIOT Act, Canadian legislation that had been previously proposed to give the government more authority to spy on and aggressively interrogate its citizens has been given a shot in the arm by last week’s attacks.
Unfortunately Canada has unlearned the lesson of 1968: staying out of other people’s wars makes a country more safe; following the endless war policy of its southern neighbor opens Canada up to the ugly side of blowback.
Submitted by HPI on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:08
Hawaii Political Info introduction: A Forbes article shows gas prices falling dramatically all over the U.S., but Hawaii is dead last in the percentage the price a gallon of gas has fallen. Hawaii's price is $4.07, the only state where gas is over $4, while across the U.S. prices are considerably lower, all the way down to $2.77 per gallon in Missouri.
A portion of Hawaii's higher gas price is the hidden taxes included per gallon: 66.29 cents compared to Missouri's 35.7 cents. The national average is 49.2 cents. These taxes proportionately affect more heavily the poorest among us who drive cars, with more and more having to give it up.
October 22, 2014
Thanks to falling oil prices, America’s motorists are enjoying gasoline prices about 20 cents per gallon cheaper than this time last year. The big move has come since July, with prices down about 15% nationwide — or nearly 50 cents — to an average $3.14 a gallon, according to data from Gasbuddy.com (find your state on our map below). Naturally, this has a stimulus effect on the U.S. economy — saving us about $100 billion in annualized fuel costs, according to economist Ed Yardeni. That works out to about $300 in annual fuel savings for every American. Just in time for the holiday season.
The price of gas has fallen fastest in Missouri, down 18% to $2.77 a gallon — which is also the cheapest gas in the nation. On the flipside is Hawaii, which suffers the most expensive gasoline at $4.07 a gallon, and has also seen the smallest decrease in price during that time, just 6%.
Gasoline Taxes by State [American Petroleum Institute]
Car Buyers Beware, Cheapest And Most Expensive States For Unexpected Fees [Forbes] Jun 29, 2014
The Best and Worst States to Own a Car [Forbes] Jul 13, 2011
Submitted by HPI on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:02
October 24, 2014
(Sochi, Russia) Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, a forum that included world leading experts in foreign and domestic policy, then took questions afterward. This is looonnnnggg (2 hours 59 minutes), so a couple of excerpts from the session precedes the full video for those who won't be taking the time to watch it.
Putin: It doesn't matter who takes the place of the Evil Empire in U.S. propaganda — Iran, China or Russia
Putin on sanctions: The U.S. is sawing off the branch it's sitting on
Full-length Valdai video
Submitted by HPI on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:31
Robert C. Helsham Sr. (R) is running for Hawaii House District 33 (Halawa Heights, Aiea Heights, Pearlridge, Waimalu Valley, Newtown, Royal Summit). Mark Takai (D), incumbent, has vacated the seat to run for U.S. Congress. Helsham's Democratic opponent is Sam Kong, who ran unsuccessfully as a Republican against Takai in 2012.
Mahalo to Olelo for making this video of Helsham available to the public.
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Submitted by HPI on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:52
Submitted by HPI on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:33
Published on YouTube Mar 8, 2014
YouTube introduction: The talk by Eran Efrati was filmed in Denver, Colorado on March 3, 2014 as part of The Soldier and the Refusenik U.S. tour with Maya Wind. Eran talk about his experiences in the IDF and then more broadly discusses Israel, its relationship to the U.S. and the global expansion of militarism.
Eran Efrati, 28, was born and raised in Jerusalem. After graduating high school he enlisted in the IDF, where he served as a combat soldier and company sergeant in Battalion 50 of the Nachal Division. He spent most of his service in Hebron and throughout the West Bank. In 2009, he was discharged and joined Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers working to raise awareness about the daily reality in the Occupied Territories. He worked as the chief investigator of the organization, collecting testimonies from IDF soldiers about their activities. He also guided political tours and to the West Bank and worked to educate Israeli youth about the reality of being a soldier in an occupying army. His collected testimonies appear in the booklet "Operation Cast Lead" and their most recent release "Our Harsh Logic". Since leaving Breaking the Silence, his investigative reports appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian. Today he is active with the Israeli groups Anarchists Against the Wall and Boycott from Within.
Submitted by HPI on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:36
A Jew, Yoav Shamir, having never experienced anti-Semitism himself, makes a movie about it. He gains access to Abe Foxman and the Anti-Defamation League and shows us the indoctrination of the Jews themselves, right along with much of the rest of western world, about three concepts: Naziism, the Holocaust, and anti-Semitism.
The ADL later denounced the film.
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:53
October 20, 2014
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:48
By Jason Taylor
October 23, 2014
John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.
Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising global temperatures points to a 'natural phenomenon' within a developing eco-system.
In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: "The ocean is not rising significantly.
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:19
Published on YouTube Oct 22, 2014
Russia Today introduction: Three months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was violently brought down from the skies over Ukraine, there are still no definitive answers to what caused the tragedy. Civil conflict in the area prevented international experts from conducting a full and thorough investigation. The wreckage should have been collected and scrupulously re-assembled to identify all the damage, but this standard investigative procedure was never carried out. Until that’s done, evidence can only be gleaned from pictures of the debris, the flight recorders or black boxes and eye-witnesses’ testimonies. This may be enough to help build a picture of what really happened to the aircraft, whether a rocket fired from the ground or gunfire from a military jet.
Fun on Oahu
Th, Oct 30-Su, Nov 9, 2014, Hawaii Intl Film Festival, at Dole Cannery & other Oahu locations. Details & film listings
F, Nov 7, 2014, 6-9pm & Sa, Nov 8, 2014, 6-9pm, Talk Story Festival at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park, HNL. Free. F-Spookies; Sa-Epic: Pele & Hi'iaka. Schedule, Details. Rescheduled from mid-Oct because of Tropical Storm Ana.
Aaron Russo on Council on Foreign Relations (#1 choice)
America: From Freedom to Fascism (#2 choice)
Codex Alimentarius (food control)
Control Room (Al Jazeera)
Corporation, The (corporate dominance)
Creature from Jekyll Island (how the Fed was born)
Economic Hit Man (countries lose to U.S.)
Energy Non Crisis (oil)
Fabled Enemies (9/11)
Fiat Empire (paper money system)
Fires of Faith (fight for Bible)
Friedman on Hayek (govt economic policies)
Hacking Democracy (voter fraud)
Hidden Agenda for World Government, The (tax-exempt foundations)
Iraq for Sale (war profiteering)
Kill the Messenger (9/11 security lapses)
Life & Debt Debt spiral of 3rd world countries
Money as Debt (monetary system)
Money Masters, The (U.S. & world monetary system)
Monsanto: Controlling Our Food (Frankenstein food)
Nation's Deathbed, The (U.S. merger with Canada & Mexico)
Orwell Rolls in Grave (mainstream media distortions & omissions)
Sweet Misery (aspartame)
Terrorstorm (attacks with falsified origins)
TrueWorldHistory.info (documentary collection)
Truth Game, The (nuke propaganda)
US Govt & Media Bias toward Israel (AIPAC influence)
USS Liberty (Israel attacks U.S. ship)
Zeitgeist (Orwellian America)