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50 pearls of wisdom to help you through life

Americans increasingly are maxed out on stress and depression. Millions are teetering on the emotional brink; some have gone over the brink, as attested by news headlines. (More on that in my next post.)

Here are 50 helpful pearls of wisdom from Regina Brett, originally published in Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer on Sunday, May 28, 2006.

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Note: Email versions of this claim that Brett was 90 years old. Not true. Brett is a columnist for The Plain Dealer who was 50 when her “45 life lessons and 5 to grow on” was first published. She is now 57 years old.

I don’t know why emails perpetrate the fiction that Brett was 90 years old. Age does not equate with wisdom; some get more evil. Just look at:

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Regina Brett’s 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on

Regina BrettBy Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer
rbrett@plaind.com, 216-999-6328

Republished September 20, 2007

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.

It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here’s an update:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

H/t FOTM’s pnordman

~Eowyn

The contempt U.S. elites have for our soldiers

Exhibit A: 

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On October 30, 2006, then Senator John Kerry was a headline speaker at a campaign rally being held for Democratic California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. Speaking to an audience composed mainly of college students, Kerry said, beginning at the 0:17 mark:

“We’re here to talk about education, and I want to say something. Well, education … If you make the most of it, study hard, do your homework and make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you can get stuck in Iraq.

Kerry almost became president and commander in chief. He is now President Lucifer’s minion as U.S. Secretary of State.

Exhibit B:

Henry Kissinger

Then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is quoted in Kiss the Boys Goodbye as saying, “Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

Kissinger was National Security Advisor (1969-1975), then concurrently Secretary of State (1973-1977) in the Nixon and Ford administrations, after which he ran his lucrative international consulting firm, Kissinger Associates.

Although the POWs he abandoned no doubt are long dead, Kissinger still lives. He is 90 years old.

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Kiss the Boys Goodbye is the bestselling exposé of a major political scandal by two award-winning journalists Monica Jensen-Stevenson and William H. Stevenson. The book reveals heartbreaking evidence of American POWs abandoned in Vietnam, of official obstruction and missing files, censored testimony and thinly veiled threats from government sources. Monica had been a producer at CBS’s Sixty Minutes for 5 years.

Here are screenshots I took from Amazon’s free sample of Kiss the Boys Goodbye — on the duplicity of Kissinger and the U.S. government:

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H/t FOTM’s joworth and JesusIsSavior

~Eowyn

PrisonPlanet misleads readers on Brzezinski and New World Order

A reader sent me the link to an essay by Paul Joseph Watson on Alex Jones’ Prison Planet website.

Watson’s article of Nov. 26, 2012, carries this very attention-grabbing title: “Brzezinski: ‘Populist Resistance’ is Derailing the New World Order.”

“New World Order” (NWO) is a loaded term that refers to a conspiratorial plan by a group of global elites to abolish nation-states and replace them with a one-world government.

Zbigniew Brzezinski is the former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter. Before he joined the Carter administration, Brzezinski was a political science professor at Columbia University and a protegé of Henry Kissinger.

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Watson began his essay with:

During a recent speech in Poland, former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski warned fellow elitists that a worldwide “resistance” movement to “external control” driven by “populist activism” is threatening to derail the move towards a new world order.

Brzezinski had delivered that speech at the European Forum For New Ideas (EFNI), an organization that Watson describes as advocating “the transformation of the European Union into an anti-democratic federal superstate.”

In concluding his essay Watson then reiterates the NWO theme:

This is by no means the first time Brzezinski has lamented the burgeoning populist opposition to external domination by the global elite. During a 2010 Council on Foreign Relations speech in Montreal, Brzezinski also warned that a ‘global political awakening,’ in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government.

Watson’s essay got my attention because Brzezinski’s speech:

  • Confirms that there really is a global elite who have a plan for a “new world order”; and
  • The alternate media of the Internet, blogs, and talk radio have so succeeded in informing Americans about the NWO that we have “derailed” the elite’s plan!

So I got to work writing a post with this introduction:

If you’re still skeptical that there’s a global elite or that this elite has a plan to install a New World Order under one government, this news should turn you into a believer.

Watson’s article on Prison Planet includes a YouTube video of 6+ minutes from Brzezinski’s speech. Wanting to know more about what Brzezinski said beyond the bare bones that Watson conveyed, I decided I would watch the video and transcribe what Brzezinski said. So I spent half a morning playing and stopping the video so that I could write down what Brzezinski said.

Imagine my surprise when, after listening to the entire 6:24 minutes long video and reviewing my transcription, I discovered that NO WHERE IN HIS SPEECH DID BRZEZINSKI EVER MENTION THE WORDS “NEW WORLD ORDER”!

Instead, his speech was about how the 20th century had been the American Century but that the 21st century likely will not be. America can no longer dominate the world because of a worldwide “populist resistance,” especially in the Middle East and southwest Asia.

This is a standard and not particularly novel thesis held by academics in the political science subfield of international politics and foreign relations. I myself had said this countless times in teaching my university students on World Politics.

It may turn out that Zbigniew Brzezinski in fact is an elitist who plots for a New World Order, but he didn’t say or do that in his speech at the European Forum For New Ideas. By mischaracterizing Brzezinski’s speech in NWO terms, Paul Joseph Watson had misled his readers, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Doing that ill serves those among us who have a legitimate concern about the NWO because it plays into the hands of our opponents who then use this to bash and dismiss us as tinfoil-hat conspiracy kooks.

You can see for yourself. Here is the video of Brzezinski’s speech, followed by my transcript of most of what he said (I stopped transcribing toward the end because it was clear Brzezinski was not talking about the NWO):

Zbigniew Brzezinski: “A truly American domination is no longer possible. That is so for several reasons.

In recent decades, worldwide social change has experienced an unprecedented worldwide acceleration, particularly because of instant mass communication, such as radio, television, and the Internet, which cumulatively have been stimulating a universal awakening of mass political consciousness. The resulting widespread rise in worldwide populist activism is proving inimical to external domination of the kind that prevailed in the age of colonialism and imperialism.

Persistent and highly motivated populist resistance of politically awakened and historically resentful peoples to external control has proven to be increasingly difficult to suppress, as guerrilla warfares in Vietnam, Algeria, or Afghanistan have amply demonstrated. And as the rising turmoil in both the Middle East and Southwest Asia are foreshadowing.

At the same time, the acquisition by major powers of weaponry of increasingly destructive capabilities has made the notion of victory in a nuclear war prohibitively costly. That has prompted a degree of self-restraint that was absent in the pre-atomic age in relations among major powers.

Last but not least, the ongoing shift in the center of gravity of global political power from the West to the East, dramatized by the rise of China and of Asia more generally, signals conclusively the onset of a historically new and more complex distribution of global power.

In that much more complex historical and geopolitical setting, democratic America admittedly is still the world’s most powerful, the richest, and the most influential state. Therefore much depends on how America conducts itself in world affairs….”

Brzezinski then proceeds to lament how the partisan divide in the United States has become increasingly bitter, which makes more difficult the conduct of America’s foreign relations and the formation of our foreign policy. He ends this segment in the video by naming the other world powers — China, Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Japan, Australia — who have transformed the world from a unipolar world of a single superpower (the USA) to a multipolar world of several great powers.

H/t Joseph

~Eowyn

Powerful Bilderberg Group’s Tax Returns

The Bilderberg Group is a secretive club of some of the world’s most powerful people. Formed 58 years ago, the group met for the first time on May 29, 1954, at Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek in the Netherlands, and derived its name from the hotel.

As described on its official website that has no insignia or symbols, the Bilderberg Group is a “by-invitation-only” club of around 140 very high-power people from the world’s business, finance, oil, politics, media, industry, academia and nobility who meet once a year in “a small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced. Bilderberg’s only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued.”

The Bilderberg Group customarily meet in some European country or another — France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, England, Scotland, Norway. But not this year.

This year, from May 30 to June 3, the Bilderbergers met in the United States — at the Westfield Marriott Hotel in Chantilly, Virginia, just a stone’s throw from Washington, D.C. The last time Bilderberg met in the United States was in 2008.

So what do 2012 and 2008 have in common?

Answer: Both are presidential election years in the United States!

On June 5, 2008 — the first day of the Bilderberg meeting in Chantilly, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both “mysteriously disappeared” for some hours “somewhere in the DC area,” their agendas blocked out. Two days later, Hillary withdrew from the race and Obama became the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.

This year too, four staff members of the Westfield Marriott Hotel told The Guardian‘s Charlie Skelton that they saw Mitt Romney at the Bilderberg meeting.

Though extremely secretive, in the United States the Bilderberg group operates under the business entity “American Friends of Bilderberg” as a 501c3 tax exempt foundation.

Since the IRS requires all 501c3 Tax Exempt Foundations to make certain records public, Mark Dice of Stop Making Sense was able to obtain the secretive group’s 2007-2010 tax returns.

In 2008, the American Friends of Bilderberg filed a 22-page tax return c/o James Johnson, Perseus, LLC, 1325 Ave. of the Americas, 25th fl, New York, NY 10019. (James Johnson signed the tax return as “Treasurer”.)

That year, Bilderberg received $645,000 in contributions to fund their annual meeting (travel, hotel, etc.). Below are the contributors and the amounts of their monetary contribution to Bilderberg:

  • Henry Kissinger: $20,000
  • David Rockefeller: $50,000
  • Freeport McMoran Foundation (of New Orleans, LA): $10,000
  • Microsoft: $75,000
  • Marie Josee & Henry R. Kravis Foundation: $50,000
  • The Jennie Zoline Foundation: $25,000
  • Wolfensohn Family Foundation: $25,000
  • Peter Thiel: $75,000
  • Johnson Family Fund: $25,000
  • Big Hen Grkoup [sic] LLC: $75,000
  • Altman/Kazickas Foundation: $25,000
  • The Washington Post Company: $25,000
  • The Ripplewood Foundation Inc: $75,000
  • Goldman Sachs & Co: $25,000
  • Lazard Freres & Co LLC: $25,000
  • RW Sant Revocable Trust: $25,000
  • The Coca Cola Company: $10,000
  • William S Paley Foundation: $5,000

The following is a list of Bilderberg’s officers, directors, trustees, and key employees in 2008 (they are all volunteers as they received $0 in compensation):

  • Marie-Josee Kravis, President/Director
  • James A. Johnson, Treasurer/Director
  • Jessica T. Mathews, Secretary/Director
  • Henry Kissinger, Director
  • David Rockefeller, Director
  • Richard N. Perle, Director
  • Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Director
  • James D. Wolfensohn, Director

Bilderberg’s 2010 Tax Returns listed the following contributors:

  • Botwinick-Wolfensohn Foundation: $25,000
  • Donald Graham (NY): $25,000
  • Peter Thiehl: $50,000
  • Marie Josee Henry R Kravis Foundation: $50,000
  • Freeport-McMoran Foundation: $10,000
  • David Rockefeller: $25,000
  • Henry Kissinger: $10,000

In its 2010 tax returns, Bilderberg listed its “Directors” as Klaus Kleinfeld, James D. Wolfensohn, Roger Caltman, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Richard N. Perle, David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Jessica T. Mathews (also Secretary), James A. Johnson (also Treasurer), and Marie-Josee Kravis (also President).

Is Agenda 21 the New World Order End Game?

The United Nations convenes the Agenda 21 twentieth year celebration on June 20th, seven days from today.  It is called Rio+20. 

This video shows the world leaders have been working towards this “New World Order” for a very, very long time.    The 1919 book by Samuel Batten Zane , “New World Order” is in the public domain, has been digitized by Google, and can be downloaded as a pdf file.

From the Horse’s Mouth

Hey, Occupy Wall Street protesters! Why aren’t you protesting against the real 0.0001% elite?

In his book Bloodlines of the Illuminati, controversial author Fritz Springmeier claims that today’s Illuminati is formed from the descendants of 13 powerful families whose ancestors had close or distant ties to the original Bavarian Illuminati.

The 13 bloodlines are: the Astors, the Bundys, the Collins, the DuPonts, the Freemans, the Kennedys, the Li, the Onassis, the Reynolds, the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the Russells and the Van Duyns.

David Rockefeller, Sr. - Look at those eyes! Yikes!

Here’s a quote from David Rockefeller, Sr.’s 2002 autobiography, Memoirs:

“For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

H/t Vigilant Citizen, “The Order of the Illuminati,” October 15, 2011.

96-year-old David Rockefeller, Sr., is the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He has an estimated net worth of $2.9 billion, ranking him among the 300 richest people in the world. In 2008, Forbes ranked him at #144. This is what Wikipedia says about him:

“In a private capacity Rockefeller has interfaced with every United States president since Eisenhower and has even at times served as an unofficial emissary on high-level diplomatic missions. [...] President Jimmy Carter offered him the positions of United States Secretary of the Treasury and Federal Reserve Chairman but he declined both instead preferring a private role. [...]

On account of his personal, political, and professional connections and his family name, Rockefeller has been able to act as bridge to various interests around the world—even controversial leaders such as Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, Mikhail Gorbachev and Saddam Hussein.

In Henry Kissinger, Rockefeller found a political operative with an international and domestic perspective similar to his. They first met in 1954, when Kissinger was appointed a director of a seminal Council on Foreign Relations study group on nuclear weapons, of which David was a member. The relationship developed to the point that Kissinger was invited to sit on the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Rockefeller consulted with Kissinger on numerous occasions, as for example in the Chase Bank’s interests in Chile and the threat of the election of Salvador Allende in 1970, and fully supported his ‘opening of China’ initiative in 1971 as it afforded banking opportunities for the Chase Bank.

Though a lifelong Republican and party contributor, like his father in the dynastic line, he is a committed member of the moderate “Rockefeller Republicans” [i.e., RINO] [...] Rockefeller also reportedly has connections to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).”

David Rockefeller Sr. has his fingers in the pie” of the world’s most powerful non-governmental groups:

  • He’s a member of the secretive occult Bohemian Grove.

His 70-year-old son, David Rockefeller Jr., is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bohemian Grove.

David Rockefeller Sr.’s nephew is 74-year-old Sen. Jay Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va), who has an estimated net worth of $81.50 million.

I repeat:

Hey, Occupy Wall Street! Why aren’t you protesting against the real 0.0001% elite — the Rockefellers?

 

Rockefeller Carnegie Helped Communists Takeover of China

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/rockefeller-carnegie-helped-communists-takeover-of-china/

 

256 page PDF of McCarran Report – Congressional Investigation of Rockefeller involvement in Communist takeover of China

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/rockefeller-carnegie-helped-communists-takeover-of-china/mccarran-report-instituteofpacif1952unit/

 

 

~Eowyn

Nobel Committee Rescinds Obama’s Peace Prize

BREAKING NEWS!

Obama Forfeits Peace Prize

By Robert S. Becker – June 26 2011 – Information Clearing House

Stuck between shame and chagrin, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has for the first time in human history reversed a past prize selection. With high drama this week, the Committee notified President Obama his misguided 2009 Prize has been formally rescinded, requesting the $1.4 million payoff be returned.

“It’s not about the money,” conceded a press release, “we have a sacred obligation to protect the honor of humanitarian-arms maker Alfred Nobel. Plus, there’s the reputation of renowned peacemakers like Henry Kissinger we need to treasure. Sadly, we are forced to conclude that since his ’09 award ceremony Obama has qualified as nothing less than the world’s greatest, pre-emptive warmonger. Frankly, outgunning Bush, with three new discretionary wars, contradicts humanistic notions of peacemaking. We are chagrined that, after the fact and in only two years, our winner doubled his war production. It’s this reversal that triggers ours, despite all the office wall signage we have to change.”

Apparently, killing civilians with unmanned predatory drones in Pakistan, Yemen, and Libya pushed the Committee over the line. “Unlike Obama or Bush, we at Nobel admit blunders,” explained Bjorn Bjorn, “Obama’s soaring rhetoric carried magic dust because we, too, got enthralled by demonstrably empty promises. What were we thinking? Instead of ending regional violence, Obama has notched his military credibility, again and again. Our worst fear is that our Prize provided cover for new assaults, thus deflecting anti-war outrage. The only good news is the Afghan surge wasn’t a prelude to striking Iran.”

Historically, Nobel choices have incited strong reactions, Bjorn continued, “like selecting hard-line, Vietnam cold warrior Henry Kissinger. But never before have we honored a leader blatantly wedded to pre-emptive bombing of civilians in non-attacking countries. What’s the underlying Obama credo, “All we are saying is give war a chance”?

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Alas, the above is SATIRE. Ha Ha Ha Ha

But if those Norwegian socialists on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee have any shred of moral integrity, this should be real instead of satire.

It was bad enough that the NPPC awarded the Peace Prize to such non-pacifists as Yassar Arafat (1994) and Henry Kissinger (1973), and swindlers such as Al Gore and the UN’s IPCC (2007), but giving it to Obama 8½ months into his presidency takes the cake.

Congrats, NPPC, for utterly trashing the meaning of “peace” and of “prize”.

H/t beloved fellow and brave Microsoft whistleblower Tony Whitcomb.

~Eowyn

Kissinger Urges U.S. Ground Invasion of Libya

On March 28, 2011, Obama’s Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the United States has no vital interests in Libya. (See my March 30, 2011 post, “3 Facts You Should Know About Obama’s War“).

Despite that admission, since then the U.S. war in Libya has undergone progressive mission creep. This morning, the Defense Department said that the U.S. has launched the first unmanned Predator drone attack in Libya. It won’t be long before we wake up one morning to discover that our military men and women are on the ground in Libya, notwithstanding the White House’s repeated denials of such a scenario.

Now comes word that the old warmonger Henry Kissinger, 87, is urging a ground invasion of Libya.

Just what we need to push this country, already in debt up to our eyeballs, over the precipice into the abyss….

~Eowyn


Bilderberg Insider: Kissinger Pushing For US Ground Invasion Of Libya

Paul Joseph Watson – Prison Planet.com – April 22, 2011

Despite the fact that the United States is embroiled in three major conflicts and can barely service its own gigantic debt, with Standard and Poor this week indicating the US will soon lose its triple-A credit rating, top globalist and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently told fellow elitists at three different globalist confabs that the US needs to launch a ground invasion of Libya and keep the war running for at least another year.

According to veteran Bilderberg journalist Jim Tucker, whose sources have proven routinely accurate in leaking discussion topics shared by globalists at their regular meetings, Kissinger gave almost the exact same speech at three different conferences over the past two weeks, firstly during an April 8-10 get-together at the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, then at an Aspen Institute session on “Values and Diplomacy” at the National Cathedral, and finally during the Bretton Woods II conference in New Hampshire.

“Kissinger, visibly depressed, gave a rationale for the war on Libya that the TC (Trilateral Commission) and its brother group, Bilderberg, want to keep rolling, according to an inside source who has proved reliable for years. Both groups want the war extended through 2012 to generate turmoil throughout the Middle East and pressure the United States into attacking Iran on behalf of Israel. Which would also produce huge war profits,” writes Tucker.

With President Obama keen to oversee more “mission creep” in Libya, by sending unmanned drones to intensify the air bombardment, Kissinger made it clear that the ultimate intention was to do what Obama specifically promised would never happen, a US ground invasion.

Entering the 10th year of the occupation of Afghanistan, and with US forces still tied down in Iraq, by April 4 American taxpayers had already shelled out an estimated $608 million dollars to pay for the intervention in Libya. The expenditure shows no signs of abating as the Obama administration signals its intent to deepen U.S. involvement even as ratings agency Standard & Poor announced Monday that the U.S. risks losing its AAA credit rating because of the government’s inability to reduce the budget deficit.

Kissinger’s call for a ground invasion is symptomatic of the way globalists use America’s military muscle to pursue madcap geopolitical objectives while the country itself withers and dies. State governments across the country are now saying they cannot afford to pay police and firefighters as local communities are shut down, so how on earth can the Obama administration justify spending what will eventually amount to billions of dollars to intervene in a civil war in North Africa?

“In all three speeches, Kissinger played the reluctant damsel who was firmly convinced that the United States must put boots on the ground in Libya—among all the wars that the U.S. is already involved in,” reports Tucker.

To read the rest of this article, CLICK HERE.

A-List Invitees to Obama-Hu State Dinner

Are you curious about who are the glitterati who were invited by Obama for his recent state dinner honoring Hu Jintao? Hu is the president of China — a country that, despite its market reforms that quickly have catapulted it to near superpower status, is still ruled by the Communist Party that regularly arrests, tortures, and imprisons political dissidents and followers of unapproved religions, especially the neoBuddhist Falun Gong.

A recent Wayne Madsen Report, exclusive to subscribers, gives the A-list of guests — which Madsen (gotta love the guy) calls “mostly an A-hole list”: 

“President Obama’s invitation list for the state dinner for visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao may be an ‘A-list’ to some, but, for the most part, those invited to the dinner represent the worst kinds of Americans, the ‘A-hole’ cream of the crop in the United States.”

Here’s the list of “American rogues” invited to dine on roast beef and lobster with an American president who’s a fraud, and a Chinese President who’s the head of a criminal regime. The list gives us a glimpse into some of the denizens of our political ruling class:

  1. “America’s most infamous war criminal, Henry Kissinger, a fan of gulags, Cambodian genocide, South African and Israeli apartheid, and the gassing of Soviet Jews.”
  2. Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Chinese “dragon lady” wife of neocon media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
  3. A lovely incestuous group comprised of:
    • Secretary of State Madeleine Albright;
    • Albright’s god-daughter Susan Rice, Obama’s UN ambassador;
    • Rice’s husband, ABC News producer Ian Cameron;
    • The host of the show Cameron produces, Christian Amanpour;
    • Amanpour’s husband James Rubin, Albright’s one-time spokesman.
  4. The “old philanderer-in-chief ‘Slick Willie’ Clinton.”
  5. The “old Bechtel criminal from the Reagan administration” George Shultz.
  6. “Weird Howard” Berman, the former chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee.
  7. Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer.
  8. Arch-neocon Robert Kagan.
  9. Former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and now Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Robert Hormats.
  10. David Rubenstein, the founder of The Carlyle Group.
  11. Obama’s “Chicago Mafia”: Mayor Richard Daley; his brother, incoming Obama chief of staff William Daley; Tom Pritzker of the Pritzker real estate conglomerate of Chicago; David Axelrod; Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Valerie Jarrett.
  12. “Pseudo-journalists of the corporate media”: David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, and The Atlantic’s James Fallows.
  13. The UAW’s Robert King.
  14. “Leading financial shysters of Wall Street”: Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase.
  15. Luis Ubinas of The Ford Foundation in New York, the same Ford Foundation for which Obama’s mom, Stanley Ann Dunham, had worked for decades.
  16. CEOs from Dow Chemical (of “Agent Orange” infamy), Microsoft, Motorola, General Electric, Intel, and Boeing.
  17. Barbra Streisand (“there is no telling what she said or did to her old White House boyfriend, Slick Willie Clinton”).