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July 28 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: They Say DON'T PANIC! But I Say Why Not? - A Cabale News Primer For Our Looming Debt Default
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July 28 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: They Say DON'T PANIC!... But I Say Why Not? - A Cabale News Primer For America's Looming Debt Default
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[After the commentary PF Sloan, Bill Miller, and Frank Black ask why "...you don't believe we're on the Eve Of Destruction", a song originally performed by Barry McGuire of the New Christy Minstrels, written by PF Sloan when he was 19 years old, "It became the rallying cry for supporters of the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which changed the voting age from 21 to 18" and he wants you to know we're STILL on that 'Eve'. Courtesy of the respective artists and KPIG Radio Freedom California... Earth.]
» If we're not careful we might find out what's going - The Boehner 2.0 re-written version of the 'balanced budget debt limit bill' should be delivered in the house today but there's dissension in the Republican ranks and it might not get the 217 votes needed to get it passed. If the bill DOES get approved it will be dead in the water in the Senate according to Harry Reid, and even IF it did manage to miraculously get enough Aye votes in the Senate President Obama will veto it. Many Democrats are urging the president to exercise his 14th Amendment privilege to act unilaterally. In other words there's lots of posturing over a bill that will not pass, with five days left till the US "maxes out it credit card".
» Meanwhile, House Speaker Boehner attempts to get control of his party, infested with a new sort of creature... Teabaggers:
The current impasse is the starkest illustration yet of that tension as the speaker labors to persuade House Republicans, who find the notion of increasing the debt limit repugnant, to do so in order to prevent what Mr. Boehner, a former businessman himself, knows could be a disastrous default. [In Full, NYTimes]
WASHINGTON -- Legendary U.S. legislator Sam Rayburn once said: "Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one."» In Afghanistan, an Afghan government compound in Uruzgan has been attacked and seventeen killed even as Kandahar's recent spate of assassinations leave US war planners wondering whether our war on Afghanistan's society and culture is indeed lost.
It's an oft-repeated Capitol Hill adage that's making the rounds anew this week as the Tea Party, a political movement that didn't exist three years ago, continues to exert control over Republican legislators trying to come up with a viable proposal to reduce the country's massive $14.3 trillion debt and avert a potential financial calamity in less than a week.
"The entire political dynamic has been changed by the Tea Party movement," Mark Meckler, the founder of one of the biggest Tea Party groups, the Tea Party Patriots, said."The core values of the Tea Party Patriots -- fiscal responsibility, the constitution, limited government and free-market capitalism -- are now defining the debate around virtually every issue in the nation."[Winnipeg Free Press]
From Foreign Policy's AfPak 'Channel':
Analysts continue to assess the impact of the suicide bombing that killed Kandahar mayor and dual Afghan-American citizen Ghulam Haider Hamidi Wednesday, as TIME offers a profile of Hamidi, a staunch anti-corruption figure, and the Telegraph looks at the most recent adaptation in Taliban tactics, hiding bombs in turbans (AP, Reuters, ABC, TIME, Tel, LAT, Post, BBC, Globe and Mail). At least 17 people have been killed in an assault involving suicide bombers and gunmen on a government compound in the Uruzgan town of Tarin Kowt (BBC, AP). And the AP reports on the toll the war in Afghanistan has taken on Afghan police, who suffered more than twice as many casualties as Afghan soldiers or U.S. and foreign forces last year (AP). [In Full, with links]Foreign Policy also points out indirectly another way the West is attempting to destroy Afghanistan: "Afghanistan is set to get its own version of the popular British and American television series "The Office," when "The Ministry" premiers on Afghanistan's largest network,". Also see: Afghan gameshow brings relief, and a chance of cash (Reuters, Oct 24 2010)
» In our OTHER war, Vice President Joe Biden has been on the phone to prime minister al-Maliki of Iraq pressuring him to accept US troops, alleged 'training troops', in the country after the December 31st deadline... IF that happens, expect the Shiites of Iraq led by Muqtada al-Sadr's Medhi Army, to immediately declare war on the 'government' of Iraq and US troops assisting them. There will also be a meeting between VP Biden and his national security advisors today in regard to Iraq.
» Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new leader of the original al-Qaeda under Osama bin-Laden has issued a video calling for the removal of Syria's Baathist regime... Which is like a former CIA operative calling for the removal of a CIA installed government. According to the US intelligence community the threat is no longer the original group but al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said to be led (at least in a public relations sense) by America's most wanted (dead...not alive), Anwar al-Awlaki, and based in Yemen.
» Ex-Legislator Newt Gingrich, who recently had his entire campaign staff abandon him due a variety of reasons has a new campaign t-shirt. When it was displayed at a press conference, it was noted by a reporter that the shirts were made by El Salvadorian sweat shops. It wouldn't be a far (but it would be an un-confirmed) stretch to conjecture that Gingrich has investments in those sweatshops
In OTHER News:
They don't forgive... They WON'T forget, and SOMETIMES they even operate legally - As of yesterday morning, in response to an economic boycott request by Wikileaks and the 'shadowy hacker groups called Anonymous and LulzSec', at least 35,000 PayPal accounts were cancelled by their owners as a 'spanking' for cutting off WikiLeaks' access to the site and their account.
It is understood that at one point the action knocked PayPal's parent company eBay stock value down over 2% and PayPal was 'forced to' unlink their 'account closure' page from the site, leaving users wishing to cancel having to call on a phone to do so. According to ZDNet #Anonymous and #LulzSec have moved from hacktivism to activism. Anonymous' statement in regard to the #OperationPaypal action here.
We're ALL absolutely fed up, but the BIG question is:
Is America Ripe for a Tahrir Moment?
Imagine … it's the dawn of the 13th day of the occupation … you're tired, not sleeping or eating too great … you've been harassed, maybe tear gassed and beaten. But when you look at your compatriots you see emancipation burning in their eyes. Bloomberg is threatening to call in the National Guard, Obama is hemming and hawing, but you are sitting tight because much of the nation is cheering you on. Al Jazeera and BBC are beaming your struggle to a captivated world and the tension is building for Obama to break his silence. It feels much like it did in Tahrir Square moments before Mubarak caved. More @ Adbusters
Early planning... Get involved!
August 2nd General Assembly on Wall StreetLast but not least... In light of the above manifestos and statements... The REST OF YOU, the ones who bank on the status quo should note, because time are going to get harder for you soon, that Prozac, used by 40 million people, does not work.
Published 2011-07-26 04:44:01 UTC by OccupyWallSt
From: New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts
The people who brought you the Bloombergville Occupation.
[email redacted, see site]
In response to the Sept. 17th Occupy Wall St. call, we decided to incorporate the organizing for the event with a New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts General Assembly on Wall St. on Aug. 2nd. In order to build the Sept. 17th call, we will use this opportunity to have the first NYC meeting for the Sept. 17th event.
Here is the link to the facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/4y8qczk
Plan For The September 17 Occupation Of Wall Street
Gather at 4:30: Meet At The Bull, Just South Of Broadway And Morris Street, At The North End Of Bowling Green Park
As the two U.S. political parties unite to dismantle Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, it’s clear:
The bankers are looting decades-old peoples’ programs and the Democrats can’t help us.
Obama can’t help us.
Elected officials can’t help us.
It’s time for the people to meet and take the bull by the horns!
Go To OccupyWallStreet, News and Logistics for September 17th, for more
(And PLEASE try to keep your government from killing all the dusky natives...)
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