Friday, May 23, 2008

Surprise: U.S. falling more behind in broadband service

Even broadband service in the U.S. is a racket. I hate to remind people about such things, and try not to whine about my personal challenges, but this got my dander up:

According to data released today by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at the end of 2007 the United States ranked 15th out of the 30 member nations in broadband penetration—down from 12th place in 2006, and continuing its slide from fourth place in 2001.

"International comparisons cause a lot of hand-wringing in the United States, with apologists furiously working to excuse or poke holes in the results," said S. Derek Turner, research director of Free Press. "But the reality is that because we lack meaningful broadband competition in this country, consumers pay too much for connections that are too slow. And many Americans—especially in rural communities—still don't even have high-speed Internet access. We need solutions—not excuses."

According to analysis by Free Press:

Even after accounting for factors like income, geography and education, more than a dozen countries are still ahead of the United States in broadband penetration.

Consumers in over two-thirds of the OECD nations pay less on average per month for broadband than consumers in the United States. Only seven countries pay more: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Mexico, Iceland, Hungary, Poland and Norway.

In nearly half of the other OECD countries, the average advertised maximum download speeds are faster than the those in the United States. Ten countries have faster advertised cable modem download speeds than the United States. Twenty-six countries have faster advertised DSL download speeds—the United States is only slightly ahead of Mexico, Turkey and Poland.

The fastest advertised download speed in the United States was 50 Mbps—in Finland, France, South Korea and Sweden it was 100 Mbps, and in Japan, consumers can buy 1,000 Mbps connections.

For years I had the noisiest, slowest dial-up in the world. It disconnected frequently and hardly managed a throughput speed of 1-3 kbps. That's right, kbps, not mbps. Viewing video or running applications online was out of the question, and updating a new installation took a minimum of 24 hours. I was happy to get faster service when I moved to this town.

It has become so expensive I can no longer afford it. My provider, Cox Cable, can only be described as a racket. If you are Lifeline qualified (on TANF, food stamps, Medicaid or have in Indian card), you can get their full feature bundle for $12 a year. The rest of us have to pay around $2,000. I have basic service. In March, I paid my bill by phone as usual and their system told me the transaction was completed. There was sufficient money in my bank account for the transaction. A week later they disconnected me, claiming I was insufficient when their phone system malfunctioned during the transaction. Their 20-something associate assured me it would be corrected. Two months later I received the bill: an extra $214.00. At the end of next week, I'll say goodbye to them and mainstream media forever.

The alternative is AT&T's DSL, an NSA lapdog, which I won't buy, or...noisy, slow dial-up. Fantastic.

In the 1980s consumers prepaid the large interstate telephone companies to provide residential fiber optic service, but rich CEOs decided it'd be more fun to just steal the money and never install it. A couple guys lost their jobs but, fortunately, they got to keep the stolen money, billions of dollars. Cities were happy to give cable companies free easements, maintained by public funds, to install their systems and become a broadband monopoly which, as you can see, treats customers any old way. I assume our corporation commission (Oklahoma) gets barrels of payola to perpetuate this criminal enterprise. I can't prove it, but there must be some reason I owe $214 for the provider's error. They won't get a penny.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cross post links to Lessons 1, 2 and 3

I posted Lessons 1, 2 and 3 on Daily Kos and The Smirking Chimp. Here are the links:

Daily Kos: 1 2 3

The Smirking Chimp: 1 2 3

Long gone from the front pages, they'll get no more comments. You can read the comments and get an idea of how many readers saw the posts. I didn't know what to expect, and thinking back, something interesting revealed itself. There was some disagreement about the legitimacy of elections. There was a broad swath of readers whose rigid thinking couldn't allow them to consider energy could be supplied by anything other than petroleum. That was the worst of it, that people refuse to think freely and own their minds; however, it was no surprise. The biggest surprise was with number three: no one argued the assertion the government wants to attack civilians for no real reason beyond the joy of doing it. The concept appears well recognized and accepted. I expected that point would be the most argued, not the least. Therein lies the fallacy of assuming something, anything, you think or believe you know, is right.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Lesson 3: The Ugly/Come fry with me, we'll sizzle like shrinky dinks

The main topic of Project Censored's terrific report, "US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights" is exotic, new, secret weapons, mind control, nonlethal applications, cognitive liberty, these weapons' lethal capabilities and so much more. Written by millenium-class patriots, this masterpiece mysteriously vanished from their website. The error page says not found, if it ever existed, but be assured it was not censored!

Be assured it does exist, because I posted a copy of the original file here. You can copy the file from that location, but you have to join the group. You can read the report in its entirety here. I'm not sure PC was bullied, only 99% sure. Let's pause and talk about freedom of expression.

Only a few years ago, prior restraint was as taboo and illegal as torture or the practice of slavery. The Bush administration changed all that; these are small issues compared to their insatiable need to destroy the world. I've been fascinated to discover some people have trouble with free speech. The first amendment is plain: this is the U.S.A. Whatever it is, you can think it, say it, read it, write it, copy it and share it—period. You either defend it all, including the worst, most controversial and despicable of it, or you don't. I don't care about pornography. I don't understand child pornography, and admit I don't even really like kids. The Bush administration launched a ridiculous crusade to give very long jail sentences for "violations" of free expression called "The Innocent Images National Initiative," 18 USC §1462, 1465, 1466, 1467, 1470, 2241, 2251, 2251A, 2252, 2252A, 2253, 2254, 2257, 2260, 2421, 2422, 2423, 2425 and 13032 (whew). Protecting children was never the point: the points were eroding our guarantee of freedom of expression while terrorizing the locals, spying on people and making select people commit suicide. There are adequate, correct laws penalizing people caught producing child pornography. But possessing it, sharing it, in my eyes, isn't worth a single day of free room and board in prison. These statutes may be in US Code, but they are unconstitutional. Unfortunately, impartial courts in Bush's America are as nonexistent as the rule of law, privacy and democracy.

If Project Censored was silenced, and I insist they were, I'll speak for them because I am inconsequential and nobody but nobody cares what I say. I like that. Should that change, here's what loyal Bushies can do: take a number and get in line outside, and you may have your turn sucking my unsucked ass. If I'm mistaken, and I could be, my apologies to PC and you. For government associates, the offer stands. I reached these conclusions after months of rereading, thinking and discussing it with others who had read it.

Primarily, the document discusses the issues of psychological war versus free thought. As for psychological war, there is particular emphasis on how new electronic devices achieve a variety of mind control in their nonlethal setting, depriving the target of freedom of thought. Since these devices are developed by private industry and funded by black budgets, they are free of FOIA requests. These clever things can cause your skin to get hot, make you sleep, feel euphoric or depressed, have feelings of deep fear or dread, even implant certain thoughts—although the author's sources indicate that technology is not fully developed. There is a brief bit about pulsed projectile weapons (like rail guns) they say fire at nearly the speed of light with pinpoint accuracy to two kilometers. It mentions implant, radio, sound, magnetic and lightwave weapons. The lengthy historical perspective, list of devices and chances to excerpt here could make this post very long. Better that you just read it yourself. If you studied this site, you read about scalar howitzers and the scalar electromagnetic interferometer which, when used as a weapon, can target everything from a single individual, change his mood or disintegrate him, to wiping out entire countries. That's one man at a control panel half a world away—no hardware or soldiers in the field. This technology makes all weapons manufacture and the military itself obsolete.

I saved space to excerpt about the lethal application; in particular, this story from 2003 which was hotly disputed by war cheerleaders:

In the film, al-Ghazali, whose english is less than fluent, describes the weapon as reminiscent of a flame thrower, only immensely more powerful. It is unclear what principle the weapon is based on. Searching for a description, al-Ghazali said it appeared to be shooting concentrated lightning bolts rather than just ordinary flames. Drawing on his many years as a professional engineer, al-Ghazali speculates that radiation of some kind probably figures into the weapon's hideous capabilities. Like all men in Saddam's Iraq, al-Ghazali was compelled to serve in the Iraqi equivalent of the Army National Guard and fought in three wars over the past thirty-odd years. Via email, he told me he has seen virtually every type of conventional weapon employed in battle, and is well acquainted with their effects on people and machines, but nothing in his extensive combat experience prepared him for the shock of what he saw in Baghdad on April 12th.

On that date, al-Ghazali and his family sheltered in their house as a fierce street battle erupted in his neighborhood. In the midst of the fighting, he noticed that the Americans had called up an oddly configured tank. Then to his amazement the tank suddenly let loose a blinding stream of what seemed like fire and lightning, engulfing a large passenger bus and three automobiles. Within seconds the bus had become semi-molten, sagging "like a wet rag" as he put it. He said the bus rapidly melted under this withering blast, shrinking until it was a twisted blob about the dimensions of a VW bug. As if that were not bizarre enough, al-Ghazali explicitly describes seeing numerous human bodies shriveled to the size of newborn babies. By the time local street fighting ended that day, he estimates between 500 and 600 soldiers and civilians had been cooked alive as a result of the mysterious tank-mounted device.

In a city littered everywhere with burned-out civilian and military vehicles, US forces were abnormally scrupulous about immediately detailing bulldozers and shovel crews to the job of burying the grim wreckage. Nevertheless, telltale remnants remained as Dillon found when al-Ghazali later took him to the site. Dillon said they easily uncovered large puddles of resolidified metal and mounds of weird fibrous material that, al-Ghazali explained, were all that remained of the vehicles' tires. Dillon, who accumulated plenty of battlefield experience as a medic in Viet-Nam, and has since covered a number of wars from Somalia to Kosovo, told me that he has witnessed every kind of conventional ordnance that can be used on humans and vehicles. "I've seen a freaking smorgasbord of destruction in my life," he said, "flame-throwers, napalm, white phosphorous, thermite, you name it. I know of nothing short of an H-bomb that conceivably might cause a bus to instantly liquefy or that can flash broil a human body down to the size of an infant. God pity humanity if that thing is a preview of what's in store for the 21st century."

Project Censored offers what appears to be confirmation of this frightening story:

Asked if there are human rights concerns associated with these particular non-lethal weapons, [Carol] Smith answered, "Yes—it depends though by what is meant by 'the wrong hands.' For people who are targeted for experimentation—all such devices need testing—all hands are the wrong hands, be they government, private commercial, or sadistic/commercial. Ionatron, a large company based in Arizona, developed plasma channel directed energy weapons and state in their website: 'What are LIPC laser-guided directed-energy weapons? Laser-guided directed-energy weapons work like "man-made lightning" to disable people or things. LIPC technology is Ionatron’s proprietary type of laser-guided directed-energy weapon. LIPC stands for laser-induced plasma channel; the plasma channel is how the energy is directed through the air at the target. Extremely fast femto-second lasers cause light to break into filaments, which form a plasma channel that conducts the energy like a virtual wire. This technology can be adjusted for non-lethal or lethal use.'"

Chilling. The document correctly states the neocon movement arose out of concern (by insane people) over the "permissiveness" of the 1960s; specifically, because some kids in Oakland decided to take the summer off in 1968, think about things and enjoy life for a few weeks before entering the world of work. There were people who wanted to kill them all, fearing they wouldn't voluntarily sacrifice all their money and lives for endless war—and that it would become a movement. It was just like today, except for the draft.

Not everything is for everyone. Some people don't understand that.

From Project Censored:

In September 2006, Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne announced that crowd control weapons should be tested on Americans first. "If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne. "(Because) if I hit somebody with a non-lethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press."

This talk was quickly silenced. Well, sort of.

Americans have little idea about the research concerning the capabilities of electromagnetism, directed acoustics, or computer-human interfacing. The majority of Americans do not know that we are currently using these new-concept weapons in Iraq and Afghanistan. Indiana University law professor David Fidler stated to the Economist, "because these weapons are most likely to be used on civilians, it is not clear that using them is legal under the international rules governing armed conflict…if they are used in conjunction with conventional weapons, they could end up making war more deadly, rather than less." [...]

Whereas Cameron focused on creating traumatized individuals through intense psychological pressure, Dr. Jose Delgado was investigating the direct route to control of "human subjects." Delgado physically invaded the brains of subjects with electrodes in order to create emotions and control actions with the push of a button. As he stated himself,

"We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain." [...]

A prominent neuroscientist, Francis Crick stated in 1994, that "your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules."

Delgado and Crick are real nice guys! People who would oppose secret weapons build up and their use on civilians don't believe there are people who are that mean. If nothing like that is on the table, why does the Homeland Security think it needs a detailed topographic map of the country?

The document concludes with a call to take seriously the founders' statement in the Declaration of Independence that the time comes in a democracy when a government must be disassembled and rebuilt from the ground up. An unlimited budget of unknown amount, to build unknown weapons to be used to kill civilians for no apparent reason, does indeed qualify as the final insult, and proper justification for overhaul. Since writing these posts I've come to think people won't believe any of it until everyone in the world has been exterminated. Hopefully that's wrong. I also wrote a comment on a blog that a fundamental approach to breaking the corporate hold on our government would be starve the beast; that is, influential war industry vendors should see their markets vanish. Shortly thereafter Nick Turse had this fine article that points out almost everyone who manufactures anything in the country has defense as a customer. I've never purchased anything from 90 percent of the companies he names—but I'm particularly cheap, so that doesn't count. Earlier I had blog posts you can see here and here. There's a reference and link about inventor Stanley Meyer I omitted in this series. I cross posted at Smirking Chimp and DailyKos. The document had material about Tesla's death ray, city killing machine, unmanned aerial vehicles and many other things I omitted here.

Please read "US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights" and share it.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Lesson 2: The Good/Demand free energy now

You shouldn't have paid for energy in your entire life—not one cent.

Solving our economic, energy and environmental disasters is something we could do cheaply and almost immediately, really and completely. When you see how, you're going to boil over. Face it: we've got to do something. The Federal Reserve has to cut interest rates for the Dow Industrials to have a good day. How CNBC loves it. They say Bush-o-nomics is a big success, happy days are here and our troubles are behind us forever, and media and tech reporter Dennis Kneale, the guy with pubic hair on his head and face, sneers, "liberals want recession." I've heard many of their reporters blame poor market performance on the political left's bad attitude. The second day after a rate cut—one day later—the Dow finishes flat or in the red, some days deeply in the red. Everyone at the Federal Reserve should be hauled away in chains and the place bulldozed. If you're unclear, watch Russo's brilliant America: Freedom To Fascism, newly reposted on Google.

Two things are clear. We're in very serious trouble, and the world is ready for the next really big thing. I've heard about the next really big thing for 50 years, and try not to think about it. Project Censored's amazing, vanishing "US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights" abruptly jogged my memory, bringing up the name Nikola Tesla. Bad regarding weapons, but the best news for the positive contribution it can make—what we'll eventually go to anyway, and the only real solution we desperately need, right now. Read from the last link, and be astonished. You can read the entire text of PC's document here.

What made Edison's and Einstein's careers noteworthy was Nikola Tesla's innovative physics. He's the most brilliant and neglected inventor in history because entrenched interests didn't and still don't want humanity following his work. If it did, they'd go the way of the conestoga. It was Tesla, not Marconi, who invented radio. He told people about it in the 1880s, and like so many of his inventions, people didn't understand it, were sure it wouldn't work and that he'd lost his marbles—until they saw it really worked, then they understood and Tesla was a big hero. He gave his first public demonstration of radio in 1893.

In that same demonstration, he showed another invention, wireless power transmission. He devised a relatively simple, inexpensive, global, solar-driven wireless power delivery system that could have provided everyone on earth all the clean energy they wanted free of charge. Even in 1893, rich corporations that might have developed this technology had no interest, thinking why give it away when they could charge for it. The rest is history. As PC said in footnote 43:

To illustrate the control of science for corporate profit, Tesla’s practical applications all shared one thing in common, they were devoid of any profitable application. As a result, Tesla’s development of wireless electricity has never borne fruit, leaving us still in the 21st century surrounded by a landscape of transmission wires, faulty electrical grids, destructive (though profitable) electrical generation systems, wars for oil, and a suffering environment. See Marc J. Seifer, The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, Citadel Press, 1998.

For the last 115 years, we haven't needed the grid, coal, enriched uranium, natural gas, heating oil, gasoline engines, diesel engines or jet engines. All we needed was a little radio to power our homes, vehicles, furnaces and factories, with clean, free electricity. It's like so many things his theoretical physics invented, rather simple technology. We could set that network up today in probably just a year or two. But we won't. Bush and Cheney have licensed dozens of new coal-fired and nuclear generation facilities to insure a long future of hideously expensive, filthy power. You'll pay the cost of constructing and insuring them. A couple weeks ago, T. Boone Pickens announced he plans to borrow $10 billion to build a series of windchargers. Cleaner, but still another big, expensive grid plug-in. This isn't the future of energy, nor are hydrogen, hydrogen fuel cells, ethanol, geothermal or biofuels. The future is off of oil and off of the grid. None of us may live to see it, because the super rich need more, new barrels o' billions.

If that doesn't really piss you off, I don't know why. I've been publicizing this great Project Censored document for months, and it has seen no interest. I sent my blog links and a copy of the report to many of our favorite authors. I won't mention their names, except for the only one who read the material, William J. Broad of The New York Times. Thanks for caring about the future of humanity, Bill.

You could spend the rest of your life thinking and writing about how free, wireless electric transmission would make the economy boom like no living person has seen, and equalize the balance of wealth and power in the world like nothing else. The 118 people who decide things in America will move heaven and earth to stop it. I confess: I entertain the notion Washington ordered PC to pull this document from their site, complete with threats—not so much because it talks about secret weapons or begins by saying the Bush administration rendered the Constitution inert with the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and evisceration of habeas corpus and posse comitatus. They'd be unconcerned the authors recommended Americans take seriously the founders' charge we take our government back. But hurt the precious, established energy industries? That would be unacceptable, and an excuse to deploy battalions. After five years, a trillion dollars and more thousands of dead Americans and millions of dead and displaced Iraqis than Bush will admit, we're looking at gas for $10 a gallon. The middle east wars aren't about our access to oil, just about the oil industry's access to our money. A holiday for the gas tax? We pay and pay. What a bunch of shit.

Tesla's other energy solutions weren't as well documented as wireless power transmission, like my favorite, the MEG, or motionless electromagnetic generator, a breadbox-size device simpler than your computer with no moving parts. I know Tesla put it to work and said, properly configured, it would give you more current than you could use. Wireless electrical transmission, however, is no fairy tale. Tesla publicly demonstrated it more than once. Many people saw it, and their observations were well documented.

If you have anything at all to say to Washington, demand free energy now. You need say no more than that. They know exactly what you're talking about. Washington will never, never do anything to make it happen, so it's left up to you. Just be aware that if you try to set up a wireless power transmission station, and anyone knows, every highly-paid mercenary and assassin on earth will show up to shoot you.

Project Censored is far from finished telling you about this miraculous technology. I read everything on this website years ago and had the satisfaction of sharing the link on blogs, only to be told by open-minded progressives that unless I were a world-class quantum physics expert, I had absolutely no business discussing any of this with anyone, ever. I admit I don't have one percent of the education or mental horsepower to mathematically quantify Tesla's theoretical physics or explain how the theories and devices work in lay language. So much of what is on that site has been confirmed to me since I first read it, and there are instances in PC's document, which speaks of the rapid healing of bones. The scalar wars site talks about a device that can treat any and every injury, infirmity or affliction, physical or mental, quickly and painlessly with magnetic waves. It offers a solution to our most daunting medical problems, like Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and cancer. It hints it can painlessly repair a broken arm or leg in 15 to 30 minutes; so, add to the industries made obsolete by Tesla the medical industry and the attendant, parasitic health care insurance industry. It'd be a shame to lose them. My heart bleeds purple piss. The website claims these aren't just theories, but real things that actually exist. It reminds us of Tesla's mathematically proven insistence that through the electromagnetic spectrum, man can bring matter in and out of existence, create life in its infinite variety, manipulate matter and space and even the passage of time itself.

Which brings us back to the presidential candidates. When faced with the opportunity to eliminate all of these scourge-of-the-earth, life-robbing industries, and bringing us into a bright, peaceful and prosperous, happy world, do you believe any of the big three candidates would embrace and promote ANY of these new technologies (which really aren't new)? The answer is no: no way buddy—no way baby—NOT IN A MILLION YEARS. And that is why I hate them, all of them, truly and from deep inside.

The main topic of PC's report concerns other real things—dreadful things which are our government's deepest secrets, the biggest purchase taxpayers will make after the wars, things even Congress and the president don't know about, but which you should know about, before they are rolled or flown into your neighborhood for a Terminator-style cookout. That's Lesson 3.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Lesson 1: The Bad/And the winner is...

[This is the first of my latest effort to publicize Project Censored's great report. Here's hoping it'll stir up a little action.]

Finally, I posted the entire text of US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights, a Project Censored (herein, PC) report which mysteriously vanished from their website. I got three lessons from the report, as in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the first calling for inferences the authors never intended: who will be the next president?

The report teaches that, and everything else there is to know about how the United States reached its present sociologic and economic condition and what is ahead for our society. Its social and political commentary is the best thing I've read in years, maybe ever—a true modern classic of literature, and more informative than my entire history education. Watching the news closely every hour of every day doesn't tell me as much about what's going on this minute as this fantastic document. Even the footnotes are amazing. Number 20 says their search found no instances of executive or legislative mention of electromagnetic weapons, nor did a 2001-2006 Lexis-Nexis search find a single instance in the mainstream media. No wonder you've never heard about it. And they DON'T want you to know, wishing to retain the element of surprise when they are used on American citizens! That's for Lesson 3. If ever there were a document The Bush Despotism™ would censor and prevent you from reading, this is it. Not to suggest the fed demanded its removal; indeed, it'd be like taking a big dump on a church alter, and Bush and Cheney wouldn't...never mind. It's a fabulous and wonderful thing everyone should see, and the only article or book I've ever felt a sense of mission to publicize. It will not be stifled, and God bless Peter Phillips, Bridget Thornton, Lew Brown and Project Censored.

Let's start things off with a bang by congratulating our lucky winner. John McCain, come on down! You're the next president of the United States! I predict John can't fail to win, even if he pulls no more than a rock-solid 20 percent of the popular vote. It's only my opinion, of course, and people by the millions would argue it. Recent history and my reading of "US Electromagnetic Weapons" demand the general election can have no other result. Published in December, 2006, the writers in no way addressed the issue of the next presidential election, and had no intention of making any forecast. The report's primary topic is cognitive liberty, since these secret weapons influence the mind and therefore behavior. Yet, the historical perspective in it allows one to extrapolate so easily, by a line of reasoning that is as dumb as it is transparent, plain and clear, making it simple to see what will happen in November—and beyond.

Having just finished heaving, something I've done thousands of times since first reading it, you must know I'm not a McCain supporter trying to mislead you. I hate all the candidates, and you'll see why in lesson two. I'm writing this sentence April 30. Today, MSNBC cable news reported Clinton and Obama are less than one percent separated in popular support. Do you believe that? My friends, it just cannot be. Thanks to PC I know every poll figure, the delegate and vote counts are fabricated, pulled from thin air and unrelated to the outcome. You know corporations and the war industry influence government, but you don't know how that works. Terse and in your face, PC tells you precisely:

The repression of human rights has been present within the US Government throughout our history. A long thread of sociological research documents the existence of a dominant ruling class in the US that sets policy and determines national political priorities. The American ruling class is complex and inter-competitive, maintaining itself through interacting families of high social standing with similar life styles, corporate affiliations, and memberships in elite social clubs and private schools.

This American ruling class is self-perpetuating, maintaining its influence through policy-making institutions such as the National Manufacturing Association, National Chamber of Commerce, Business Council, Business Roundtable, Conference Board, American Enterprise Institute, Council on Foreign Relations and other business-centered policy groups. C. Wright Mills, in his 1956 book The Power Elite, documents how World War II solidified a trinity of power in the US, comprised of corporate, military and government elites in a centralized power structure motivated by class interests and working in unison through "higher circles" of contact and agreement. Mills described how the power elite were those "who decide whatever is decided" of major consequence. [...]

The media is complicit in omitting information necessary to make democratic decisions. A global dominance agenda includes penetration into the boardrooms of the corporate media in the US. A research team at Sonoma State University recently finished conducting a network analysis of the boards of directors of the ten big media organizations in the US. The team determined that only 118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director of the ten big media giants. These 118 individuals in turn sit on the corporate boards of 288 national and international corporations. Four of the top 10 media corporations in the US have DOD contractors on their boards of directors including:

William Kennard: New York Times, Carlyle Group
Douglas Warner III: GE (NBC), Bechtel
John Bryson: Disney (ABC), Boeing
Alwyn Lewis: Disney (ABC), Halliburton
Douglas McCorkindale: Gannett, Lockheed-Martin

Given an interlocked media network, big media in the US effectively represent corporate America's interests. The media elite, a key component of policy elites in the US, are the watchdogs of acceptable ideological messages, the controllers of news and information content, and the decision makers regarding media resources.

Look at those names. Those five people alone are capable of controlling almost all the news you get, how the campaign is perceived and who wins. If you've wondered how mainstream media has produced nothing but prowar news, you need wonder no longer. We all knew it was happening. Seeing names takes it up a few levels.

I'd like to see their list of 118 people and those 288 corporations. One could learn much—including how to end the neocon, authoritarian nightmare. The real revolution is knowledge, and Washington has worked hard to make us idiots. Understand, fellow imbeciles, when they tell you McCain won by a squeak and we should get over it, since we get the government we deserve: War Jackboot America™ isn't wanted by citizens and wasn't made by them, and isn't their fault.

After several readings, I get the idea the war industry is really in love with your money. I never thought about it like that, although I knew the level of affection was beyond avarice. Certainly the 2009 discretionary budget request clearly shows it. If you add $70 billion war supplement to the $541 billion defense allotment, defense becomes 57 percent of the budget. There is talk of a supplement over $170 billion for the wars, so that it doesn't become an election season issue.

New weapons development gets a large share of it, and black ops programs don't show in these figures. Black ops weapons could be the single largest thing taxpayers buy in 2009, after the wars, and even members of Congress can't tell you what they are or how much they cost. "US Electromagnetic Weapons" tells us black ops are 40% of the defense budget. That doesn't count so-called black budgets, secret allocations the amounts of which are known by no one. This control failure gives a whole new meaning to the word entitlement.

These people have a choice of presidents, and there must be no mistake. What the rest of the world thinks doesn't matter—only their money. The president must be the best example of two qualities, cold-bloodedness and profound stupidity. Thus, he can't fail to choose conflict, and he is easy to control. In this race, a clear winner emerges: John. It's just my opinion, and I hate it more than you. Could it really be that simple? It was for the last two four-year terms.

If you hated Lesson 1, don't miss Lesson 2 tomorrow. It's far better, the money shot of the three. Have plenty of vomit bags.