The Retarded States of America

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do 22 sep 2011, 06:30

Deze Donderdag trap ik af met wat aandacht voor de teloorgang van de Verenigde Staten van Amerika, of eigenlijk beter gezegd de The Retarded States of America... En de reden die de aanleiding was voor mij, om een artikel hier over te tikken was een foto waarop Obama echt een complete retard aan het uithangen is...



De beste man is denk ik oprecht de weg even kwijt geweest op het moment dat het kiekje genomen werd...

Enfin, kijkt U maar gewoon even mee naar de foto in volledig formaat...

Tja... Daar sta je dan Obama... Ontiegelijke faalvogel! Dit is er een van episch formaat... Het is wel kenmerkend voor de vele fails die er aan het licht komen de laatste dagen in The Retarded States of America... Maar dan sta je dus met allemaal wereldleiders om op de foto vereeuwigd te worden en dan ga je als enige staan zwaaien en met je zwaaiende hand ook nog een het gezicht van de leider van Mongolië afblokken... Tja... Nice job dude!!

Maar even serieus... Toevalligerwijs reed ik gisteren nog langs de Amerikaweg in Assen en bij het lezen van het straatnaambordje moest ik toch wel even gniffelen... Amerika Weg? Tja weg... U weet wel... Weg... Alsof het ooit bestaan heeft maar is vergaan...

Maar goed, zolang er nog Yanks op deze planeet rondlopen die denken dat Jezus in Amerika heeft rondgelopen, dan gaat alles toch gewoon nog steeds goed? ;-)

Of is het stiekem toch niet normaal dat er zoveel mensen op Wall Street aan het protesteren waren het afgelopen weekend?

U voelt hem vast al aankomen... Vanaf heden kunt U hier alles neer knallen dat te maken heeft met de ondergang van The Retarded States of America...

Hieronder in de comments kan het wat mij betreft dus verder...


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You are welcome! My sister asked God in her prayer "what about the peoples in the world who had not heard of the Bible (or read it), or who had ever heard of Jesus?".

The next morning, she feels like she was directed to that website and that book. He did visit the world with His message!

Truly a blessing to know.


So, you mean the next morning your sister used google to search the subject and found this website.

It's a miracle...
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This came from the Prophet...."Do not kill or injure your neighbor, for it is not he that you injure; you injure yourself. Do good to him, thus adding to his days of happiness even as you then add to your own. Do not wrong or hate your neighbor; for it not he that you wrong: you wrong yourself. Rather love him, for the Great Spirit loves him, even as He loves you."
:rudolfsteiner: tja in de praktijk brengen schijnt nogal moeilijk te zijn voor de amerikanen

Omstreden executie Troy Davis alsnog uitgevoerd
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JACKSON - De veelbesproken executie van de Amerikaan Troy Davis is alsnog woensdagavond (lokale tijd) uitgevoerd in de gevangenis van Jackson in de staat Georgia.

De zwarte Davis (42) was veroordeeld omdat hij een blanke agent had doodgeschoten tijdens een parkeerruzie in 1989, maar er is geen fysiek bewijs en zeven van de negen getuigen trokken hun verhaal in. Davis heeft altijd volgehouden onschuldig te zijn. Een gratieverzoek werd dinsdag nog afgewezen.

''Om een man de doodstraf te geven bij zoveel twijfel is een schandelijke belediging van de rechtvaardigheid'', verklaarde Amnesty International eerder.
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Kijk Combi! Wauw! I love :love: you brother!

Jij voelt weer eens feilloos aan hoe dit artikel bedoeld is en plaatst gelijk materiaal dat helemaal past in de ambiance die ik neer heb trachten te zetten met dit artikel...

Thanks!
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Baylor Religion Survey reveals many see God steering economy
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/s ... 50470304/1

The way you see God tells a lot about how you see the U.S. economy, a new national survey finds.


About one in five Americans combine a view of God as actively engaged in daily workings of the world with an economic conservative view that opposes government regulation and champions the free market as a matter of faith.

"They say the invisible hand of the free market is really God at work," says sociologist Paul Froese, co-author of the Baylor Religion Survey, released today by Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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"They think the economy works because God wants it to work. It's a new religious economic idealism," with politicians "invoking God while chanting 'less government,'" he says.

"When Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann say 'God blesses us, God watches us, God helps us,' religious conservatives get the shorthand. They see 'government' as a profane object — a word that is used to signal working against God's plan for the United States. To argue against this is to argue with their religion."

Most (81%) political conservatives say there is one "ultimate truth in the world, and new economic information of cost-benefit analysis is not going to change their mind about how the economy should work," Froese says.

At the opposite pole, another one in five Americans don't see God stepping in to their daily lives and favor reducing wealth and inequality through taxation.

"So they're less likely to see God controlling the economy. Liberal economic perspectives are synonymous with the belief that there is no one 'ultimate truth,'" Froese says.

This is a distinctly American cultural finding and specific to this point in history. It was different in the past, it might be different in the future and it's different now in Western Europe, Froese says.

The survey of 1,714 U.S. adults, conducted by Gallup in fall 2010, was funded by Baylor, the National Science Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

It finds nearly three in four Americans (73%) say "I know God has a plan for me." Within this group:

•49% say "the government in Washington is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and private businesses."

•79% say "able-bodied people who are out of work shouldn't receive unemployment checks if they are passing up jobs they can do."

•92% say "anything is possible for those who work hard."

But people who weren't working (32% of those surveyed) answer differently, says another Baylor co-author, sociologist Kevin Dougherty.

Working people, paid or volunteer, were more likely (45%) to say the government does too much than those who weren't working (37%). They were also more likely (81% to 72%) to say healthy people don't deserve unemployment benefits.

The idea of interwoven religious and economic views dates back decades to sociologist and economist Max Weber, says Chris Christopher, a principal economist with IHS Global Insight, a economic forecasting firm. "Weber's classic work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, explores this. I'm not saying everything Weber says is correct. But there's a correlation — and a big debate over which causes which."
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[quote=""combi" post=41820"]
This came from the Prophet...."Do not kill or injure your neighbor, for it is not he that you injure; you injure yourself. Do good to him, thus adding to his days of happiness even as you then add to your own. Do not wrong or hate your neighbor; for it not he that you wrong: you wrong yourself. Rather love him, for the Great Spirit loves him, even as He loves you."
:rudolfsteiner: tja in de praktijk brengen schijnt nogal moeilijk te zijn voor de amerikanen

Omstreden executie Troy Davis alsnog uitgevoerd
Laatste update: 22 september 2011 08:15
http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/2622165/oms ... voerd.html

JACKSON - De veelbesproken executie van de Amerikaan Troy Davis is alsnog woensdagavond (lokale tijd) uitgevoerd in de gevangenis van Jackson in de staat Georgia.

De zwarte Davis (42) was veroordeeld omdat hij een blanke agent had doodgeschoten tijdens een parkeerruzie in 1989, maar er is geen fysiek bewijs en zeven van de negen getuigen trokken hun verhaal in. Davis heeft altijd volgehouden onschuldig te zijn. Een gratieverzoek werd dinsdag nog afgewezen.

''Om een man de doodstraf te geven bij zoveel twijfel is een schandelijke belediging van de rechtvaardigheid'', verklaarde Amnesty International eerder.
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Ziek en verrot rechtssysteem :sick: Ik die Retarded States is zelfs ooit een 14 jarige jongen geexecuteerd in de jaren '30.
In de erfenis der eeuwen ligt veel wijsheid opgetast. Ook hier geldt: dwaas is hij die zijn eigen geschiedenis versmaadt.
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Homes for sale: $1

By Teri Cettina • Bankrate.com


Even as the formerly roaring real estate market quiets, housing prices are still up in the stratosphere in many areas of the country. Despite that, there are still unbelievable bargains waiting to be found. How about a brick Greek revival in La Grange, Mo., with a scenic view of the Mississippi River for $25,000? Or a four-bedroom home in Nashville for $84,950?

Still too rich for your blood? Maybe you'd be interested in a traditional New England farmhouse for, say, $1. Yes, you read that right: A home that costs a single George Washington, one solitary dollar.

The price might sound like a scam, but it's not, although strings the size of tow ropes are often attached. And, to be sure, it's going to take more of a search than looking in the classifieds or checking your local real estate office listings online. But such fabulous finds are out there -- all you have to do is find them.

The march of history

For example, every so often, the Town of Norfolk, Mass., sells historic homes for $1 each. The catch is that anyone interested in buying the homes must be willing to move them elsewhere. In most cases, current owners want to build new construction on the lots and will demolish the existing homes unless they can get someone to relocate them.

"In Norfolk, we have what's called a 'Demolition Delay Bylaw,'" says Bill Domineau, chairman of Norfolk's historical commission. "If a home is determined to have some historic value, we can require the owners to hold off on destroying it for at least six months." During that period, town and historic commission officials try to interest someone in moving the home to a new lot or, at the very least, dismantling historic details -- from crown moldings to pine floor boards -- for sale or use in other homes.

Most sellers in this kind of situation actually don't mind offering up the homes for $1, since they get out of paying for the demolition. Prospective homeowners or investors also get a heck of a deal in the process. And historic home aficionados such as Domineau are happy to see any part of an old home saved from the wrecking ball. "It's a win-win-win situation," he says.

Finding hidden gems

Sharon Hinson and Marjorie Ellena share Domineau's passion for saving homes -- and love watching homeowners get a bargain in the process. The two women run HistoricProperties.com, a site that currently lists about 1,001 residential homes and commercial buildings for sale throughout the United States that are 50 years old or older. Listings are updated daily and include many $1 homes and others that actually are free for the taking. Commercial sellers pay to be listed on the site, but Hinson and Ellena offer free listings to historic preservation groups, nonprofits and governmental agencies.

The houses on their site are bargains for many reasons, says Hinson. "Some homes need to be moved because local authorities are expanding public projects, such as highways, in the areas the homes are located," says Hinson. In addition to being listed on a site such as HistoricProperties.com, these real estate deals are usually advertised locally.

In August 2005, for example, the Houston Airport System put up an entire neighborhood of homes for sale at $1 each. The airport had purchased the homes from their owners in preparation for an expansion project and planned to sell the homes to the general public but later scrapped the idea after vandals destroyed the homes, making them unfit to sell, says Anissa Veal, senior project manager at W.D. Schock and Co.
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Homes also come up for sale at bargain prices when cities or neighborhood redevelopment groups begin improving urban areas that have been neglected. "When these groups offer houses for sale, they're often not in horrendous shape," says Hinson. "The organization simply offers the houses at great prices as an incentive to bring in new owners."

However, many other homes are what Hinson calls "project homes." Often listed at bargain prices of $1,000 to $35,000, these structures stay on their current sites but usually need extensive renovation. Interested buyers can search specifically for these deals by selecting "project homes" as a search option on HistoricProperties.com's "Find a Home" page. Buyers can -- and should -- make their purchase of the home contingent upon the findings of an independent home inspection. "It's fine to buy a home 'as is,' but you still need to know what is," says Realtor Rick Harris of Coldwell Banker ProWest Realty in Ashland, Ore. "In other words, you should always know what kind of potential problems you're buying."

A few dollars more

In most cases, bargain and "dollar" homes will require extra cash infusions. However, you can still end up with a good deal if you shop like a savvy consumer and work with an experienced real estate agent who can help you ask the right questions about the property, advises Harris.

Some questions to consider:
- How much work are you willing to do yourself? Renovating a fixer-upper can be a huge job. If you don't have the time or skills to do the work, spiffing up the house could get pricey. Be sure you have plenty of cash reserves.
- Does the home have environmental problems that must be fixed? Examples include asbestos or lead paint. Get general estimates for fixing these problems before you bid on the home. They may be more costly than you think. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, your real estate agent or lender may be able to help you obtain special financing for the repairs.
- Does the home have valuable historic details? Older homes often are blessed with elements such as glass doorknobs and built-in cabinetry. Many of these items would be expensive to buy or build new and can make the bargain home worth its weight in gold -- even after you pay for rehabilitation work.
- If you plan to move the home, is a lot immediately available in your price range? Depending on the situation, a seller who wants you to move a home may give you a deadline of 90 days or fewer. Be ready to move quickly. Also, remember that some prime lots might be as expensive as an entire home, so your cheapie home may quickly become more expensive than you anticipated.
- How easy is the house to move? Structural moving companies can give you great advice. Depending on your area of the country, moving a basic home can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000, says Christy Settle, vice president and part owner of Northwest Structural Movers. Taller homes cost more. "Houses that are more than one story will carry additional costs of up to $10,000 for wire moves," she says. "We actually have to get utility companies to move power lines and traffic lights so the house and flat-bed moving truck that's carrying it can fit down the roads."

Settle says older homes are easier to move than new construction, because historic homes were so solidly built. Expect to pay a little extra to secure brick chimneys or facing. Don't even consider relocating a brick house; it won't survive the move.


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za 08 okt 2011, 05:51

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'God schiep VS om wereld te leiden'
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http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/2635882/god ... eiden.html

WASHINGTON - God heeft de Verenigde Staten geschapen om de wereld te leiden. Dat heeft oud-gouverneur Mitt Romney vrijdag gezegd in een rede over het buitenlands beleid dat hem voor ogen staat.

Met gouverneur Rick Perry van Texas is Romney de belangrijkste kandidaat voor de Republikeinse kandidatuur bij de presidentsverkiezingen in november volgend jaar.

''God schiep dit land niet om een natie van volgers te zijn. Amerika is niet voorbestemd om een wereldmacht te zijn die even belangrijk is als andere'', zei Romney.

Gevaarlijk


Tegen studenten van een militaire school in de staat South Carolina betoogde hij dat de wereld veel gevaarlijker zou zijn, als de Verenigde Staten niet de touwtjes in handen zouden hebben.

''Ik zal me nooit, nooit voor Amerika verontschuldigen'', zei Romney. Hij verweet president Barack Obama het land bewust te verzwakken.

Romney heeft beloofd dat hij in zijn eerste 100 dagen als president allerlei maatregelen zal nemen die de positie van de Verenigde Staten versterken. Een daarvan is de oprichting van een zeer ontwikkeld antiraketsysteem, wat waarschijnlijk de relatie met Rusland zal verslechteren.

Onze wereld wordt "geleid" door psychopaten.
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Zware anti-abortus maatregelen in de VS
maandag 17 oktober 2011
http://www.stelling.nl/kleintje/actueel ... 40121.html


Terwijl in de VS sluitend bewijs in een moordzaak al lang niet meer strikt noodzakelijk is om een Afro-Amerikaan de lethal injection toe te dienen, voeren sommige staten de meest idiote maatregelen tegen abortus in. Zoals in South-Dakota, dat bekend staat als de meest fanatieke anti-abortusstaat van de VS.

In 1994 werd abortus daar al volledig verboden, maar dit jaar trachten de oerconservatieve Republikeinen in South-Dakota nog een stapje verder te gaan.

Onder de noemer ‘justifiable homicide’ is een wet aan de orde gekomen waardoor familieleden van een vrouw die een abortus wil ondergaan, straffeloos de arts kunnen vermoorden die bereid is deze medische handeling uit te voeren.

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Ja d'as een heeel veul Qoffieeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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"The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those
who think they've found it."
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[quote=""ninti" post=43564"]:sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:


Ja d'as een heeel veul Qoffieeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ik zag gisteren de hele docu op tv echt! te erg gewoon :(

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nsfw!! en tere zieltjes


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Rechter mishandelt dochter wegens internetgebruik
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Zieke shit. In Amerika is een video opgedoken uit 2004 van een vader die zijn gehandicapte dochter met de riem lens slaat... Omdat ze op internet muziek en games heeft gedownload. William Adams - die in het dagelijks leven nota bene rechter is in Texas - was even vergeten dat de webcam nog aanstond. Volgens dit draadje op reddit heeft zijn andere dochter de tape expres gelekt zodat iedereen kan zien wat voor gestoorde psychodad hij is. Ironisch: Dankzij datzelfde verschrikkelijke internet. Video staat (nog wel) hier. Pas op: je gaat sadistisch trailertrash zien dat een weerloze dochter probeert volledig de vernieling in te mishandelen. Als dit uw innerlijke hatemachine niet laat loeien. Een schrale troost: Pappie heeft inmiddels het hele internet achter zich aan.

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Texas Judge Beats Disabled Daughter on Video
http://gawker.com/5855478/reddit-video- ... d-daughter


Here's a video recently uploaded to YouTube, showing a man whip his disabled daughter with a belt, apparently for downloading games and music. The man is William Adams, a Texas court-at-law judge. And his daughter—his victim—recorded and uploaded the video.

Warning: The video is graphic and prolonged. Don't watch if you can't handle, or don't want to see, serious physical and emotional abuse.

The YouTube video is accompanied by a fairly detailed summary:

2004: Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a belt to his own teenage daughter as punishment for using the internet to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase at the time. She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology, which was strictly forbidden by her father's backwards views. The judge's wife was emotionally abused herself and was severely manipulated into assisting the beating and should not be blamed for any content in this video. The judge's wife has since left the marriage due to the abuse, which continues to this day, and has sincerely apologized and repented for her part and for allowing such a thing, long before this video was even revealed to exist. Judge William Adams is not fit to be anywhere near the law system if he can't even exercise fit judgement as a parent himself. Do not allow this man to ever be re-elected again. His "judgement" is a giant farce. Signed, Hillary Adams, his daughter.

Though the video was uploaded on October 27, it wasn't until today that it began to receive attention—thanks to the popular link-sharing site Reddit, where a poster identifying herself as Hillary Adams shared it (with the title "Family law judge beats own daughter for using the internet, please spread"), writing that she'd decided to post the video (which she'd been "holding onto... until the right time") after receiving "a barrage of harassment" from her father over the phone.

Reddit, which has a strong protective streak, quickly sprung into action. Posters, encouraging others to call and write, provided links and phone numbers to news outlets, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct—and to the judge's place of work. As is not uncommon in situations like this, the official Aransas County website is down as of this post, likely thanks to heavy traffic from Reddit.

[strike]Texas Judge Beats Disabled Daughter on VideoWe should note that we can't specifically confirm that the man in the video is Judge Adams[/strike]. See below. (We've sent his office an email to inquire.) That being said, this photo of Adams, taken from the Aransas County website, bears a clear resemblance to the man in the video. We also reached out to Hillary—though, in a weird twist, someone calling himself "JasonAnon" appears to have gained access to her accounts, and even run a fake question-and-answer session on Reddit before revealing himself.

Update: "I know in the article you say you cannot confirm the man in the video is him, but I can. It's him," Hillary's friend J. Andre Bardin tells us. "That's his voice, that's his mannerisms, and that is his house." Between Bardin's confirmation and the photograph we see no reason to doubt that the man in the video is Hillary's father, Judge William Adams, and have updated the post accordingly.

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Let Them Eat Cake: 10 Examples Of How The Elite Are Savagely Mocking The Poor
October 31, 2011
By Michael Snyder
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/arch ... g-the-poor


There is absolutely nothing wrong with working hard and making a lot of money, but there is something wrong with being completely arrogant and smug about it. Today, many among the elite are savagely mocking the poor, and that is a huge mistake. You shouldn’t kick people when they are down. There are tens of millions of Americans that are deeply frustrated about losing their homes, losing their jobs or barely being able to survive in this economy. These frustrations have been one of the primary reasons for the rise of the Tea Party movement and the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement. What these movements have in common is that people in both movements are sick and tired of the status quo and they want something to be done about our broken system. There are huge numbers of families out there right now that have just about reached the end of their ropes. Instead of showing compassion, many of the ultra-wealthy have decided that it is funny to mock the poor and those that are suffering. So how are all of these protesters going to respond to the “let them eat cake” attitude of the Wall Street elite? The protesters are being told that nothing that they can do will change anything and that they should be grateful for what Wall Street and the ultra-wealthy have done for them. They are essentially being told that they should just shut up and go home. So will we see these protest movements become discouraged and die down, or will the patronizing attitudes of so many among the elite just inflame them even further?

Right now, there really are two different “Americas”. In one America, the stock market is surging, corporate profits are soaring and BMW is operating factories at 110% of capacity just to keep up with demand.

In the other America, unemployment is rampant, millions of families are being kicked out of their homes and more than 45 million Americans are on food stamps.

There is more economic frustration in this country today than there has been at any other time since the Great Depression. We are watching pressure build to very dangerous levels.

It is important to note that I certainly do not agree at all with the solutions being put forward by the organizers of the Occupy Wall Street protests. As I have written about previously, collectivism is one of our biggest problems, and more collectivism is not going to solve anything.

But it is definitely understandable that people are incredibly upset about this economy and that they want to protest. Most Americans realize that something is fundamentally wrong with our economic system.

Unfortunately, most of them do not understand how we have gotten to this point or what it is going to take to fix things. That is one of the reasons why I write about economic issues so much. We desperately need to educate America.

But what is undeniable is that there is a growing rage in this country that protest movements such as the Occupy Wall Street are giving a voice to.

Our system is badly broken. The people out there protesting in the streets may not understand much, but they do understand that something needs to change.

The Wall Street elite should be taking these protests as a signal that they need to get their house in order. The status quo just is not going to cut it. But instead of taking leadership and calling for significant change, many among the elite are openly mocking the protesters.

The incredible arrogance displayed by so many on Wall Street and by so many in Washington D.C. is absolutely appalling.

The following are 10 examples of how the elite are openly mocking the poor in America today….

#1 According to an article in The New York Times, poor families that lost their homes to foreclosure were openly mocked during a Halloween party thrown by the law firm of Steven J. Baum. This particular law firm represents many of the largest mortgage lenders in the United States….

The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes. Steven J. Baum is, in fact, the largest such firm in New York; it represents virtually all the giant mortgage lenders, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Photos from this Halloween party are posted on The New York Times website. To say that they are appalling would be a huge understatement. The following is how The New York Times described one of the photos….

In one, two Baum employees are dressed like homeless people. One is holding a bottle of liquor. The other has a sign around her neck that reads: “3rd party squatter. I lost my home and I was never served.” My source said that “I was never served” is meant to mock “the typical excuse” of the homeowner trying to evade a foreclosure proceeding.

#2 To many on Wall Street, the OWS protests are one big joke. In fact, Wall Street executives have been spotted sipping champagne while watching the Occupy Wall Street protests from their balconies.

#3 In response to the Occupy Chicago protests, signs were put up in the windows of the building where the Chicago Board of Trade is located that spelled out this sentence: “We Are The 1%“.

#4 Many columnists for major financial publications have had no fear of mocking the Occupy Wall Street protesters. For example, Doug Hirschhorn recently wrote the following for Forbes….

As your Occupation of Wall Street continues, you may want to grasp a few things. First, it is not going to change anything in the short term and probably not much in the long-term either.

I hate to be the bearer of that news, but money makes the world go round and “Wall Street” is all about money. Second, the top traders, banks and hedge funds are still going to out earn and generate substantial profits from speculating on the disconnects in the prices of things generated from all the moving parts in the global economy and it has nothing to do with why you lost your house or job or can’t find a job. If anything the successful ones are helping you, your pensions funds, retirement savings and the economy in general. If Wall Street stops. The world stops. Period.

#5 Instead of attempting a balanced report on the Occupy Wall Street protests, Erin Burnett of CNN openly made fun of them during a recent broadcast. After being a stalwart on CNBC for so many years, Burnett has very close ties to Wall Street and apparently she does not like anyone criticizing her friends. You can see video of Burnett mocking the Occupy Wall Street movement right here.

#6 Barack Obama continues to mock the poor by telling them to cut back on vacations and little luxuries like going out to eat while at the same time sending his own family out on incredibly expensive vacations. The following is one example I noted in an article earlier this year….

Barack Obama recently made the following statement to American families that are struggling to survive in this economy: “If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, or you might put off a vacation.” A few days after making that statement Obama sent his wife and children off on yet another vacation, this time to a luxury ski hotel in Vail, Colorado.

Later on in that same article I mentioned another outrageously expensive vacation taken by the Obamas that was paid for by our taxes….

Back in August, Michelle Obama took her daughter Sasha and 40 of her friends for a vacation in Spain.

So what was the bill to the taxpayers for that little jaunt across the pond?

It is estimated that vacation alone cost U.S. taxpayers$375,000.

During a time when so many millions of American families are deeply, deeply suffering it is truly appalling that the residents of the White House would be so insensitive.

#7 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain recently declared that anyone that is unemployed or poor in America should only blame themselves….

“Don’t blame the big banks. If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself.”

#8 Sometimes our politicians are so insensitive that it is almost hard to believe. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News while she was still the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi stated that we need poor people to have less children because it costs the government so much money to take care of them….

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

#9 Warren Buffett has some interesting observations on class warfare. He is one of the few wealthy Americans that is willing to say what everyone else is thinking. Back in 2006, Buffett was quoted as saying the following in an article in The New York Times….

“There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

Buffett was not taking pride in the fact that the elite have won, but there are many others among the elite that are very proud of what they have done and they are not afraid to look down on the poor.

The level of income inequality that we have in the United States today isabsolutely amazing. According to data from a few years ago, the average household income for the top 0.01% of all Americans was $27,342,212. According to that same data, for the bottom 90% of all Americans the average household income was just $31,244.

#10 Every single day, our “representatives” in Washington D.C. are living the high life at our expense. It is amazing that out of the entire population of the United States, we continue to overwhelming elect rich people to Congress. As I noted in a recent article, more than half of all the members of Congress are millionaires, and the median wealth of a U.S. Senator in 2009 was 2.38 million dollars.

Without a doubt, the wealthy rule over us all and they intend to maintain control and perpetuate the system which has rewarded them so handsomely.

When necessary, they are not afraid to call in the police to bust some skulls. Sadly, we are already seeing some brutally violent confrontations between law enforcement authorities and Occupy Wall Street protesters in many areas of the country. The other day, I wrote about the horrific violence that took place in Oakland recently….

Unfortunately, the authorities are not just going to sit by and watch these protests happen. In fact, they are already clamping down hard in many areas of the nation. For example, police in Oakland recently used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the Occupy protest in that city. When police opened fire, the streets of Oakland literally became a war zone for a few minutes. You can see shocking videos of the violence here, here and here.

Power and wealth have become incredibly concentrated in the United States today. As one scientific study demonstrated recently, the elite control almost the entire global economy. In fact, the University of Zurich study discovered that there are just 147 gigantic corporations at the core of it all.

It is not a good thing that such a very small group of people completely dominates all the rest of us.

Once again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with working hard, making great contributions to society and becoming very wealthy.

However, what we have today is a fundamentally broken system that funnels most of the wealth and most of the power into the hands of the ultra-wealthy and the gigantic corporations that they own.

It would be great if the American people could come together and work to make some positive changes to our system.

But right now, it appears that strife, discord and hatred are going to continue to rapidly grow in this country. We have become a very divided nation and we are watching anger and frustration grow to very dangerous levels.

All of this is a recipe for mass chaos. Our country is marching toward a date with disaster and right now we show no signs of changing course.

Please pray for America.

We definitely need it.
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House reaffirms ‘In God We Trust’ as official U.S. motto


The nonbinding resolution, which passes 396 to 9, reopens debate over separation of church and state — the sort of social issue that has taken a back seat this year to economic challenges.
By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau

November 2, 2011
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 9006.story


The House took a break from battles over economic policy Tuesday and returned to the culture war.

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Republican-led chamber voted to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the official U.S. motto and encourage its display in all public schools and buildings.

The nonbinding resolution inevitably reopened a debate over separation of church and state — the sort of social issue that has taken a back seat this year to the debt ceiling, budget deficit and flagging economy.

Introduced by Rep. Randy J. Forbes (R-Va.), it passed 396 to 9. “Whereas if religion and morality are taken out of the marketplace of ideas, the very freedom on which the United States was founded cannot be secured,” it reads.

Christian conservatives praised the effort, but critics saw it as an attempt to gin up support from the GOP base.

“I think we know by now that this Congress likes God. Can we move on?” said the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

The Senate appeared unlikely to pass a similar resolution.

The motto has been official since 1956, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from underlining it on occasion. In 2002, in response to a court ruling, President George W. Bush signed into law a bill reaffirming the motto and a reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance.

In 2006, the Senate reaffirmed the motto on its 50th anniversary of officialdom. And in 2009, lawmakers voted to get the words etched on the new Capitol visitors center.
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