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Journal Journal: The Intro and The Outro

Over there, Eric Clapton, ukulele.... Hi Eric!
On my left Sir Kenneth Clark, bass sax.... A great honour, sir.
And specially flown in for us, a session's gorilla on vox humana.
Nice to see Incredible Shrinking Man on euphonium,
Drop out with Peter Scott on duck call,
Hearing from you later Casanova, on horn,
Yeah! Digging General de Gaulle on accordion....
Really wild, General! Thank you, sir.
Roy Rogers on Trigger.

The Matrix

Journal Journal: Matt Simmons 2

When you are REALLY on to something, you have an accident.

Sybil Edmonds distracts from the REAL capture of US by Israel. She will have a long and uneventful life.


Journal Journal: Woman Mocked, Humiliated by Security in Airport Strip Search 6

Shileen Flynn, 29, had already missed one flight and lost her luggage when she says she found herself in a room at the Vancouver airport, naked and squatting, while two crude border agents strip-searched her. Flynn -- a frequent traveller who has been strip-searched twice before -- said this time was different. She said the women made her bend over a table, open her legs, and squat and cough. They asked her personal questions, like when she last had sex, Flynn said."As soon as they finished the strip search, I started bawling." One guard told her if she didn't stop crying, she'd be detained, Flynn said. When she explained why she was crying, Flynn said a guard piped up: "How do you think I feel? I just had lunch. You make me feel sick." "It was sickening to watch and see what they were doing. They then went into full cover-up in the investigation and simply lied when convenient to cover up any wrongdoing,"

The Military

Journal Journal: and are DOWN 4

Just after they announced two terror-bombings at mosques, with credit claimed by the US-funded Jundallah.

Has the war begun today?

I cannot get a DNS referral for either site from 7 different networks - this looks to be a block at DNS root servers. Very usefull.

United States

Journal Journal: Banks Destroyed the States 15

And it wasn't accidental.

First, they loan ridiculous amounts of money to the public sector, knowing full well these loans can never be repaid, when the lending institutions are connected directly to the manipulation of interest rates. When, in eventuality state bankruptcy looms, the public infrastructure is auctioned to pirates of industry for pennies on the dollar. These corporations are, again, in debt servitude to banking. The octopus of ownership between international banks, major corporations and the Federal Reserve are beyond the scope of examination for this posting.

One result of this is the obliteration of the organizational integrity of the state. California is such an example. So is Illinois. Without access to its resources or ability to exercise meaningful Constitutional powers, states are completely subsumed into mere organizational units for the delegation of Federal Government - which can not really be anymore described as Federal, with any accuracy.

The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.

United States

Journal Journal: NSA creating spy system to monitor "domestic infrastructure" 3

The WSJ is reporting on an $100M NSA program "to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants." All of which sound nice enough, if one does not become critically focused on the name they chose for this effort: 'Perfect Citizen'. Releasing this to the WSJ has the appearance of PR cover for the expansion of both warrantless surveillance and the intrusion of the NSA into a theatre of domestic operations.
Ratheon, the NSA contractor charged with realizing the NSA vision for the 'Perfect Citizen' program openly called this the "Big Brother" system, in internal communications.

User Journal

Journal Journal: Kindness

Thanks for the up-mods, even as they are undeserved...

I now post something above -1.

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