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Rise of the Technocrats

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This 30. November 2011 show was broadcast from the PhillyFreedom Studio on the Liberty Radio Network and the No Agenda Stream.

         

Specifically we looked at tweeting insults to politicians, indefinite detention for American citizens, CIA infiltrating news media, Pedobear on the loose, fake terror plots, Ron Paul schoolin’ at the debates, JFK’s warning, rise of the technocrats in the EU, and much more.

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RON PAUL REVOLUTION

Ron Paul disqualified from Bill O’Reilly Straw Poll 11-7-11 – YouTube

Ron Paul Highlights in 11/22/2011 Debate

THE EUROPEAN DEBT UNION

European Finance Ministers Look to Strengthen E.U. Rules

Letter to Brussels: Merkel Seeks to Ease German Arms Exports – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

Europe speaks German now! Controversial claim from Merkel ally that EU countries all follow Berlin’s lead – and Britain should fall into line | Mail Online

Germany’s secret plans to derail a British referendum on the EU – Telegraph

Farage: What gives you the right to dictate to the Italian people? – YouTube

Nigel Farage: EU bribing independent Croatia to rejoin a ‘new Yugoslavia’ – YouTube

TERROR THEATRE

New Domestic Terror Warning “Possible” Bus Attacks – YouTube

Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. McCain speak on Detainees on Senate Floor – 11/29/11 – YouTube

Lieberman To Google: Ban Terrorist Content « CBS Connecticut

TSA TOUCH-A-THON

It’s Happening: TSA on the Streets of America – YouTube

House Report on the TSA

TSA Warns Travelers Not To Smuggle Carry-On Items In Christmas Gift Wrap « CBS Los Angeles

Pedobear on KRQE News – YouTube

Know Your Meme: Pedobear – YouTube

MEDIA WATCHDOG

Shepard Smith Uncensored: “We Are America, We Do Not F**king Torture!” (VIDEO)

CIA Funding and Manipulation of the U.S. News Media – YouTube

Breitbart.tv » Kansas High School Student Not Sorry About Governor Sam Brownback Tweet

WAR IS PEACE

US shifts drones from Iraq to Turkey: Pentagon | The Raw Story

Obama Says U.S. to Base 2,500 Marines in Australia – NYTimes.com

Israelis doubt world will stop Iran’s nuclear quest: experts | The Raw Story

Canada Ready To Take Action In Syria – YouTube

Iraq Criticizes Exxon Mobil for Its Deal With the Kurds – NYTimes.com

French consul injured after Israeli raid on Gaza | Reuters

Declassified Memo Hinted of 1941 Hawaii Attack – Washington Whispers (usnews.com)

British diplomatic buildings stormed in Tehran | euronews, world news

U.S. Group Offered to Aid Qaddafi, Documents Show – NYTimes.com

POLICE STATE

Breitbart.tv » Muslims Protest NYPD Surveillance

Police State: Is Syria Monitoring Protesters with German Technology?  – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

These Guys Made Billions & Killed Over 400 People In The Process – YouTube

Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’ | PolitickerNY

Police in LA, Philly raid Occupy camps – Yahoo! News

THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

Six Central Banks Led by Fed Cut Dollar Funding Costs to Ease Debt Crisis – Bloomberg

Wal-Mart Benefits From Anger Over Banking Fees – NYTimes.com

How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Word – Bloomberg

Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars – 60 Minutes – CBS News

 BIG BROTHER 

In New York, ambivalence over Muslim surveillance – Yahoo! News

First nationwide Emergency Alert System test hits glitches – CNN.com

CLAIM THE INTERNETS

Who Decides Who You Are Online? – NYTimes.com

Austrian student takes on Facebook | The Raw Story

europe-v-facebook.org | EUROPE versus FACEBOOK

Apple iTunes flaw ‘allowed government spying for 3 years’ – Telegraph

Cuba says U.S. behind illegal wireless networks | The Raw Story

Malls track shoppers’ cell phones on Black Friday – Nov. 22, 2011

CLIMATE DISRUPTION FUNCTION 

Scientists who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague | Mail Online

Science panel: Get ready for extreme weather | CTV News

Climate Minister buys a castle with 16 bathrooms… and a massive carbon footprint | Mail Online

Climate Change: UN Extreme Weather Report Triggers Storm of Protest – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International 

LEGALIZE IT

Medical Marijuana Industry Moves to Block U.S. Crackdown – NYTimes.com

Governors Ask U.S. to Ease Rules on Marijuana

BRAVE NEW WORLD

One in five Americans has hearing loss: study | The Raw Story

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American Bloodlust in the Age of Interventionism

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall felt the brunt of public outrage back in May of 2011 when he decided to weigh in on a matter of American foreign policy. Clearly disgusted with the jubilant nature of celebrations following Osama bin Laden’s death, Mendenhall took to twitter to voice his dissatisfaction:

“What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”

The condemnations and denouncements began soon after, littering the sports press with attacks on Mendenhall, pinning him against the broader American public and eventually causing him to lose his well-valued endorsement with Champion sportswear. He received attacks from fans, sports owners, and fellow football players, most notably Michael Vick. In attempting to clarify his remarks, Mendenhall wrote on his personal blog that he was reacting solely to the “amount of joy” following an event of murder:

I don’t believe that this is an issue of politics or American pride; but one of religion, morality, and human ethics. In the bible, Ezekiel 33:11 states, “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways!…”. I wasn’t questioning Bin Laden’s evil acts. I believe that he will have to face God for what he has done. I was reflecting on our own hypocrisy. During 9/11 we watched in horror as parts of the world celebrated death on our soil. Earlier this week, parts of the world watched us in horror celebrating a man’s death.

Obviously, such a Christian nation as the United States could not tolerate actual Christian thoughts or examinations in evaluating murder. Therefore, Mendenhall was subjugated to the whim of public anger.

The broader effect of this episode, negative flak and all, perfectly conveys just how entrenched the desire for bloodshed and violence is in American society. Citizens gathered at the White House, in Times Square, and across the United States, and openly celebrated the death of a human being. The fact is that the tragic events of 9/11, brought on by foreign occupation and meddling, have somehow justified the American populace to embrace news of mass deaths and assassinations, cheered on by war-hungry executive and legislative branches.

Such bloodlust has been a routine triumph for state-induced patriotism, almost always leading to a bump in the public opinion polls for the American Presidents who commit these actions, simultaneously justifying billions, if not trillions, of dollars in military spending. Congressional leaders and war profiteers monopolize the television talk shows and newspaper editorials, praising the death of the singular individual as another “key moment” in the ever-expanded Global War on Terror. The pattern is laughably recognizable.

With that in mind, 2011 has proven to be one of the bloodiest years in American interventionism. As far as civilians are concerned, over 3,000 Iraqis have been declared dead, 3,500 in Afghanistan, 2,000 in Libya, and countless more in the drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Since the invocation of the “Global War on Terror” in 2001, over 8,000 American soldiers have been killed on various battlegrounds across the world. 2010 was the year in which more American military personnel committed suicide than were killed in action. The collateral damage exists on both sides.

The most high-profile killing occurred in Yemen, when an Unmanned Air Vehicle, a drone armed with hell-fire missiles, dropped a payload on Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American citizen born in New Mexico, who the Obama administration had labeled the “Chief of External Operations”of Al-Qaeda. The administration never produced a shred of evidence which connected him to specific attacks, but his purported “ties” to terror groups seemed enough to warrant his murder. The only effort produced by the Obama administration was the release of a memo citing legal authority to assassinate an American citizen, mirroring George W. Bush’s own memo to justify torture of terrorist suspects. The reaction from the American public followed the official government line, although skeptical voices, such as Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, dissident Noam Chomsky, and reporter Jake Tapper questioned the assassination without due process.

Al-Awlaki was not the only one killed, however. The co-editor of the Al-Qaeda magazine Inspire, Samir Khan, another American citizen was also killed in the same attack.

Less than a month later, Al-Awlaki’s son, 16 year-old Abdel-Rahman Anwar al-Awlaki, also an American citizen, was also killed by a target drone attack, demonstrating the Obama administration’s utter disregard for human life. In this case, however, the news was kept quiet, keeping the celebrations confined to the drawing room of the Department of Defense, the cubicles of so-called “terrorism experts” at neoconservative think-tanks, and the conference rooms of weapon manufacturers.

And now, on the morning of the 20th of October, 2011, the American bloodlust returns to fruition. Early indications are that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by Libyan rebels. Though more than 65% of the American public were initially opposed to any American intervention in Libya, more than $1 billion was spent, and it was never officially approved by the U.S. Congress, the American sentiment will surely be one of celebration. The media elite will continue to push the flawed story that Gaddafi was responsible for the Lockerbie bombing (disproved by the documentary The Maltest Double Cross-Lockerbie), subverting the truth and relegating it once more only for a concern only for historians, not present popular opinon.  

The stories told over the next few days will surely attempt to justify the billions spent, the thousands of lives lost, and the pronounced need for more military spending, as is always the case. The public will be swooned to the supposed “power” of the Obama doctrine, and the majestic capacities of American interventionism will reign once more. Forever lost to history will be the quite friendly relationship the U.S. had with enjoyed with Libya once trade was re-opened. In fact, Wikileaks cables revealed that many U.S. Senators enjoyed several state-sponsored visits to Libya, hosted by Gaddafi himself. The biggest American proponents to remove Gaddafi from power, McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Senator Lindsey Graham, were also the first ones to embrace him just a few years ago, as they all traveled to Libya. McCain even tweeted his meeting with Gaddafi back in 2009. A post I did a few months ago also reveals the many state visits to Libya enjoyed by many world leaders, the very same who claimed Gaddafi was a “tyrant” no longer fit to rule, and were the first to commit planes and bombs to the African nation. As Rashard Mendenhall so intelligently stated, we should revisit our own “hypocrisy“.

Going forward, the official reaction of the American government is best explained by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the most hawkish individuals in public office. Speaking to Fox News, Senator Graham stated plainly what the role of the United States in Libya will be in the next few years: “there is a lot of money to be made, a lot of oil to be drilled“. Alas, another coup supported by American arms succeeds. The world’s policeman once again polishes its badge and gun, and calls it a victory for the American way.

As millions far from these lands die under the American flag, far from the protections of constitutional republicanism, the broader populace should recognize the future implications of the constant meddling in foreign nations, where the world is a witness to the crimes of our government. History is the driving force of the Israeli/Palestinian issue, and it will continue to be one to condemn the United States federal government in the eyes of those who live elsewhere.

Historian Edward Gibbon once theorized that the decline of the Roman Empire was rooted in the “moral decay” of Roman society. As death, carnage, and assassination become universally embraced, tolerated, and openly celebrated in this country, perhaps the decline of the American Empire is closer than any may expect.

Redneck Philosophy

This 16. May 2011 show was broadcast from die Freiheit Studio in Vienna, Austria, United States of Europe on the Liberty Radio Network.

Our goal is to reveal the political Leviathan that hangs over our shoulders.

Specifically we looked at bloodlust Osama kill reaction, the mystical war on terrorism, the words of a young John Kerry, Bin Laden’s pics, Facebook-Google PR wars, Ted Nugent Redneck Philosophy of KILL ‘DEM ALL, Ron Paul slamming Media jerks, Nigel Farage in the EU Parliament, Fareed Zakari’s meetings with the President, and much more. DON’T BE A FOOL,

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OSAMOBAMA

Raymond Davis, the CIA’s Last-Minute Osama bin Laden Drama – The Daily Beast

Doubts About Bin Laden Story? “TOO BAD” -Congressman “Dutch” Ruppersberger

YouTube – Who Will Be The Next Bogeyman?

YouTube – US Justice: Eye for an Eye over Osama bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden’s son Omar slams father’s death as criminal and may sue US

Pakistan’s Spy Chief Denounces U.S. Before Parliament – NYTimes.com

Full transcript of bin Ladin’s speech – Archive – Al Jazeera English

SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid – CBS Evening News – CBS News

Laura Flanders Schools Ed Schultz On What It Means To Be A REAL TRUE Liberal!

YouTube – Howard Dean, Gen. Clark on Afghanistan After Bin Laden

For 10 years, Osama bin Laden filled a gap left by the Soviet Union. Who will be the baddie now? | Adam Curtis

EUROSCEPTICISM

 YouTube – Debt Crisis was Created by Politicians and Central Bankers – Godfrey Bloom MEP

YouTube – EU Supranational Governance vs. Intergovernmental Cooperation

YouTube – Nigel Farage: EU’s star-spangled banner will disappear

In Greece, austerity kindles deep discontent – The Washington Post

CLAIM DA INTERWEBZ

Microsoft Bets Its Online Future On Skype

Google deflects PR firm’s attack of Gmail privacy – USATODAY.com

CLELAND: E-totalitarianism at Google – Washington Times

YouTube – bitTorrent lawsuit targets thousands

Senators grill AT&T and T-Mobile CEOs over their proposed merger | Los Angeles Times

FCC commissioner Meredith Baker to join Comcast-NBC – Post Tech – The Washington Post

CLIMATE DISRUPTION FUNCTION

Climate change ‘could disrupt wi-fi and hit power supply’ – Telegraph

Climate models go cold | FP Comment | Financial Post

Climate Scientists Told To ‘Stop Speaking In Code’

Gore: Climate deniers are like birthers | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile – The Hill’s Floor Action

TERROR THEATRE

Breitbart.tv » Cellphone Alert System Unveiled

YouTube – Terrorists plan to target trains and rail tracks in USA

National Emergency Alert System Set To Launch In NYC « CBS New York

RON PAUL REVOLUTION

YouTube – Ron Paul on Hardball – May 13th

YouTube – Bill” O’Reilly Calls Ron Paul Dumb

YouTube- RP: If Bin Laden Would Have Been in Montreal…

WAR IS PEACE

The Mystical War on Terrorism- John Kerry Speaks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee WH: Libya mission to go on until Gadhafi stops – Yahoo! News

Iraq dossier drawn up to make case for war – intelligence officer | UK news | The Guardian

YouTube – John Kerry Testimony: On Winter Soldier and VVAW – Vietnam War Hearing Part 1 (1971)

French foreign policy: Sarkozy’s wars | The Economist

Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for Arab State – NYTimes.com

India, Pakistan Exchange Border Fire After Soldier – NYTimes.com

YouTube – 4 Killed 45 Wounded As Israel Fires Tank Rounds At Palestinian Protesters

THE BANKERS RULE YOU

YouTube – Police: Maid Picked IMF Chief Out of Lineup

NYC police arrest IMF head in hotel sex assault – Yahoo! News

‘We can no longer live beyond our means’ | Economy | Financial Post

Inflation hits 2-1/2 year high, seen peaking – Yahoo! News

Forbes Predicts U.S. Gold Standard Within 5 Years – HUMAN EVENTS

Some look to gold sales as solution to debt crisis – The Washington Post

BBC News – Rally held to back cuts to reduce UK deficit

Bank of America replacing ‘compromised’ debit cards | Money & Company | Los Angeles Times

FT.com / Markets – Dollar in graver danger than the euro

Ottawa withstands U.S. pressure to lower border duties – The Globe and Mail

POLICE STATE

Pat-Down Bill Unlikely to Become Law | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

U.S. Border Security – C-SPAN Video Library

MEDIA MANIPULATION

YouTube – CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Feeding Obama Advice

Zakaria: Clarification on my conversations with the President

HEALTH REVOLUTION

Experts debate destroying last smallpox viruses – Yahoo! News

Your cell phone may be killing the honeybees – Yahoo! News

Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

National Post editorial board: Canada must abandon its health-care monopoly

Swiss voters reject ban on assisted suicide for foreigners | World news | The Guardian

YouTube – Privatizing Profits, Socializing Losses – Secret Government Payments for Vaccination Victims

    SEXY

Poker Players Are Nearly As Skilled As Baseball Players, Freakonomics Economist Finds

The Peace Corps: What is it for? – The Boston Globe

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