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Archive for April, 2008

And the US dollar continues to be subject to political manipulation.

Posted by Jesse on April 30, 2008

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran, OPEC’s second-largest producer, has stopped conducting oil transactions in U.S. dollars, a top Oil Ministry official said Wednesday, in a concerted attempt to reduce reliance on Washington at a time of tension over Tehran’s nuclear program and suspected involvement in Iraq.

Iran has dramatically reduced dependence on the dollar over the past year in the face of increasing U.S. pressure on its financial system and the fall in the value of the American currency.
Oil is priced in dollars on the world market, and the currency’s depreciation has concerned producers because it has contributed to rising crude prices and eroded the value of their dollar reserves.

“The dollar has totally been removed from Iran’s oil transactions,” Oil Ministry official Hojjatollah Ghanimifard told state-run television Wednesday. “We have agreed with all of our crude oil customers to do our transactions in non-dollar currencies.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the depreciating dollar a “worthless piece of paper” at a rare summit last year in Saudi Arabia attended by state leaders from OPEC countries.

Iran put pressure on other OPEC countries at the meeting to price oil in a basket of currencies, but it has not been able to generate support from fellow members — many of whom, including Saudi Arabia, are staunch U.S. allies.
Iran has a tense relationship with the U.S., which has accused Tehran of using its nuclear program as a cover for weapons development and providing support to Shiite militants in Iraq that are killing American troops. Iran has denied the allegations.

Iranian oil officials have said previously that they were shifting oil sales out of the dollar into other currencies, but Ghanimifard indicated Wednesday that all of Iran’s oil transactions were now conducted in either the euro or yen.

“In Europe, Iran’s oil is sold in euros, but both euros and yen are paid for Iranian crude in Asia,” said Ghanimifard.

Iran’s central bank has also been reducing its foreign reserves denominated in dollars, motivated by the falling value of the greenback and U.S. attempts to make it difficult for Iran to conduct dollar transactions.

U.S. banks are prohibited from conducting business directly with Iran, and many European banks have curbed their dealings with the country over the past year under pressure from Washington.

However, the U.S. has been wary of targeting Iran’s oil industry directly, apparently worried that such a move could drive up crude prices that are already at record levels.

Iranian analysts say Tehran can withstand U.S. pressure as long as it can continue its oil and gas sales, which constitute most of the country’s $80 billion in exports.

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Bloomberg TV talks about role of gov’t and revolution.

Posted by Jesse on April 30, 2008

April 29, 2008
Part 1 (5:39min)

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Vote for truth in ’08

Posted by Jesse on April 30, 2008

All You Should Know For The Presidential Election 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKuCxcz1lUQ&NR=1

The Epic of “The Unelectable” : Ron Paul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbb6RgSvKDc&feature=related

The Breast, the Brightest, and Ron Paul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqBIKiwkYvc&feature=related

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Nazi Space-War Programs funded by American Tax Dollars

Posted by Jesse on April 29, 2008

Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, discusses the hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars being spent to weaponize space, the 1997 blueprint to control space, “Vision 2020,” how the corporations are our overlords and control society, the proposed mining of Mars by Halliburton, how the military will control who can or can’t travel in space, the economic fascism of socializing costs while privatizing profits, how “Operation Paper Clip” brought 1500 top Nazis to America to start our space program; the CIA; and the MK Ultra mind control experiments, how the Downlink Listening Stations, controlled by STRATCOM, spy on Americans, the danger of the United Command, the future war between the U.S. and China for the world’s resources, the arms race that America has caused by threatening China and Russia, how the “economic draft” will supply endless soldiers for endless war, Rods from God and the necessity of dismantling the military industrial complex.

MP3 here. (37:42)

Bruce Gagnon, a Young Republican turned peace activist during the Vietnam War, is director of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

Watch this to hear Bruce speak on the infiltration of top Nazi officials into American Space Programs
and how the First Gulf War was the first Space War, Kosovo the Second, and the ultimate domination of space and earth.
Arsenal of Hypocricy (part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TILB9DaMRt4

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Oh Joy. Another Bush. Just what we need.

Posted by Jesse on April 24, 2008

“John McCain said Monday he will use this week’s “It’s Time For Action” tour to listen to the American people, even those who may not be inclined to vote for him. “I am going to listen to and learn from them about what government is doing to help their efforts and what it does to hinder them,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said. “The time for pandering and false promises is over. It is time for action,”
[is that what have you been doing all these years sir?]

Time for Action John? Will then step aside and let the real man step forward.
Here’s some real Straight Talk, Texas Straight Talk that is….

The Double Trouble of Taxation
“I have introduced legislation many times to abolish the IRS and the income tax. It is fundamentally un-American to require taxpayers to testify against themselves and be considered guilty until proven innocent. Abolishing the IRS altogether would trigger an avalanche of real growth in the economy.”
`Ron Paul

On Five Years in Iraq
“Iraq war supporters claim that the “surge” of additional US troops into Iraq has been a resounding success. I am not so confident. Under the “surge” policy the United States military has trained and equipped with deadly weapons those Iraqi militia members against whom they were fighting just months ago. I fear by arming and equipping opposing militias we are just setting the stage for a more tragic and dangerous explosion of violence, possibly aimed at US troops in Iraq . There is no indication that the Iraqi government has made any political progress whatsoever.

The sooner we withdraw the better. The invasion and continued US occupation has strengthened both Iran and Al-Qaeda in the region. Continuing down the road of a failed policy will only cost more money we do not have and more lives that should not be sacrificed. Interventionism has produced one disaster after another. It is time we return to a non-interventionist foreign policy that emphasizes peaceful trade and travel and no entangling alliances. We can begin by withdrawing from Iraq immediately.”
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There are not enough people that support another Bush. And I mean you John.
Even though the alternatives aren’t any better, that’s besides the point. The major news coverage is representative of the attitude and mentality in this country. It is fraught with triviality and superficiality. Bottom Line? You are not popular enough. That means DOA.

The only thing that could actually combat this trend, this mainstream mentality, is someone that holds some cards of truth. As we all know Ron Paul has been the leading candidate in this field. Unfortunately so many Americans will not realize this until it’s too late. And we will live with it because Ron is one man and the campaign is not over after the election. And that’s the real message.

The transcendental challenge of the 21st century? If John McCain suddenly had a change of heart, or took things certain things into consideration and changed his tune? Say, realized that we had to pull out of Iraq, immediately, would Republicans flock to the Democrats? I mean, they won’t be pulling out of Iraq (or the middle east) anytime soon. Just drawdown in one region and deploy to another essentially. Naww, the chances of this happening are about as good as McCain winning the Presidency or Obama and Hillary actually helping. Or am I wrong? Would people actually come out and vote for someone who wants to “just come home”? I sure like to think so, but the evidence for such an occurrence is lacking. Unfortunately people seem to still be listening to everyone but themselves. Otherwise the people that want to fight for oil or freedom in the middle east would be there and pay for it themselves instead of asking everyone to pay for it in blood and money. This is only happening because people are letting it happen. Will politicians be help responsible for the deaths of a million Iraqis? Didn’t think so.

Challenge for the 21st century? Getting people to think about and act on self-reliance as much as possible. This is a recipe for peace and sustainability.

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