Internet Freedom of Speech

I’m always suspicious when a company US games company sues British blogger. What is the point of elevating an obscure blogger to Internet prominence? All this law suit is doing is broadcasting the bloggers opinion further, and if the blogger’s opinions are ‘untrue’ this just makes any damages to the company worse rather than to defend their ‘reputation’.

I think they are operating under the old saw that states ‘there is no such thing as bad PR’ , or they have bribed the courts in Australia, or they are seeking a clever way to declare bankruptcy.

In any case they are seeking to destroy Internet freedom of opinion, by using the more restrictive Libel laws from another country to censor this Blogger. Why not use the Iranian courts, then they could have sought to have the Blogger put to death, or something. I’m sure the Irish Blasphemy Laws could have been used. 🙂

Fear and Loathing in the U.S.

I found this on the @SarahPalin_Blog and it reads in the discription;

The continuing story of a moose hunting, hockey Mom who may become leader of the free world.

And I find this disturbing and frightening on so many levels, however after thinking about it for a bit it could never happen. For if Ms. Palin should ever become President of the United States, The United States would cease to be part of the ‘Free World’ and be in fact, the antithesis of a free country, a new Fascist state would rise, and have to be putdown by the remaining ‘Free World’ countries.

Be afraid, be very afraid!

For if you don’t put down a mad dog now, you will surly have to put it down later after it’s bitten someone!

A great article on the Amercan Future (GOP) Fascist future.

Nothing is more convincing than a logical and well documented description of the Path to Fascism
Fascist in America, are we there yet? Everyday I’m glad I don’t live there anymore. It’s a shame that the GOP has chosen to commit Treason against the American Constitution and actively seek to institute a Fascist overthrow of the American government.

Hero’s and Politicians

In doing some ‘research’ I came across a bit of a historical myth from the American Revolutionary War And I was thinking of Heroics and Politics. Have you ever wondered why we don’t have any hero’s these days?

THE BLACKSMITH AT BRANDYWINE

Terrible in the field at Brandywine was the figure of a man armed only
with a hammer, who plunged into the ranks of the enemy, heedless of his
own life, yet seeming to escape their shots and sabre cuts by magic, and
with Thor strokes beat them to the earth. But yesterday war had been to
him a distant rumor, a thing as far from his cottage at Dilworth as if it
had been in Europe, but he had revolted at a plot that he had overheard
to capture Washington and had warned the general. In revenge the Tories
had burned his cottage, and his wife and baby had perished in the flames.
All day he had sat beside the smoking ruins, unable to weep, unable to
think, unable almost to suffer, except dumbly, for as yet he could not
understand it. But when the drums were heard they roused the tiger in
him, and gaunt with sleeplessness and hunger he joined his countrymen and
ranged like Ajax on the field. Every cry for quarter was in vain: to
every such appeal he had but one reply, his wife’s name–Mary.

Near the end of the fight he lay beside the road, his leg broken, his
flesh torn, his life ebbing from a dozen wounds. A wagoner, hasting to
join the American retreat, paused to give him drink. “I’ve only five
minutes more of life in me,” said the smith. “Can you lift me into that
tree and put a rifle in my hands?” The powerful teamster raised him to
the crotch of an oak, and gave him the rifle and ammunition that a dying
soldier had dropped there. A band of red-coats came running down the
road, chasing some farmers. The blacksmith took careful aim; there was a
report, and the leader of the band fell dead. A pause; again a report
rang out, and a trooper sprawled upon the ground. The marksman had been
seen, and a lieutenant was urging his men to hurry on and cut him down.
There was a third report, and the lieutenant reeled forward into the
road, bleeding and cursing. “That’s for Mary,” gasped the blacksmith. The
rifle dropped from his hands, and he, too, sank lifeless against the
boughs.

The Civil war of Europe

One effect of the Lisbon treaty is to bring into stark relieve the different perceptions of politicians and citizens. More than a century ago in the United States there was a Civil war. And while the popular belief was that this war was over slavery, it was not. It is an issue which Europe faces now and in the future. What faced the U.S. was not an issue, but a right to deal with an issue locally, within the individual states representing the members of the United States. A confederacy of independent but unified States joined in common defense. The E.U. is currently just such a confederacy, but the Lisbon treaty seeks to move that into a Federalist, Centralist Nation. In the U.S.A. the Federalists sought to force the freeing of slaves on all the states, a centralist decision, which the State governments of the South had previously supported Slavery and while the topic was abhorrent, the subject could just as well have been health food or something. The central Federal government forcing decisions on State governments.

This is the fundamental goal of the Lisbon treaty, to allow the creation of laws created in the Federated European Parliament to be issued to member State/Countries superseding local control. Just as in the U.S., this was the trigger for the Civil War. The Confederacy lost the argument, and a more ridged Federal, Central government was established. As in the U.S. a decision will have to be made, will Europe be a Federal Government, or will it retain it’s individual Nations in a loose Confederacy of United Nations. War is an alternative to this decision making process.

The only government that has allowed it’s citizens to vote, to allow them to choose what they wanted, were the Irish. But the politicians of the member states want a federal government and have decided that their citizens shouldn’t be allowed to choose. They now seek to ignore the ‘No” and force another vote again until they get their ‘Yes’ because a for them, a ‘No’ will restrict their power. There is no up side for the peoples of Europe, very government seeks to restrict and control it’s citizens the question is who will do the controlling. Will the Irish control the Irish, or will Brussels.

The choice is ours!

Thought Quotes

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
Alexis de Tocqueville

In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.
Alexis de Tocqueville

There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult – to begin a war and to end it.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Lisbon

Why did all the politicians believe that a constitution that had been voted down by the French, could be rename and sold to the Irish?

Why do Politicians now try to pass off the Irish No vote as not representative of the rest of the population of Europe who didn’t get to vote?

Why did the Politicians believe that a childish ‘Because it’s good for you‘ argument that doesn’t work on children, would work on the Irish Adult population?

Big questions. Questions that will never be answered by the current crop of Politicians because they don’t know any part of the Why in these questions.

I can think of a few, here’s one

A) It was only good for politicians

Traitors to the U.S. Constitution

For voting to violate their oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States I present you with Traitors;

Sen. Lamar Alexander [R, TN] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Wayne Allard [R, CO] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Max Baucus [D, MT] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. B. Evan Bayh [D, IN] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Robert Bennett [R, UT] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Christopher Bond [R, MO] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Samuel Brownback [R, KS] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Jim Bunning [R, KY] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. C. Saxby Chambliss [R, GA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Hillary Clinton [D, NY] Coward in defence of the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Norm Coleman [R, MN] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Larry Craig [R, ID] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Elizabeth Dole [R, NC] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Pete Domenici [R, NM] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John Ensign [R, NV] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Lindsey Graham [R, SC] Coward in defence of the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Judd Gregg [R, NH] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Charles Hagel [R, NE] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John Isakson [R, GA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Tim Johnson [D, SD] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D, AR] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Mel Martinez [R, FL] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Barack Obama [D, IL] Coward in defence of the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Mark Pryor [D, AR] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John Rockefeller [D, WV] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Ken Salazar [D, CO] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Jefferson Sessions [R, AL] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Richard Shelby [R, AL] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Gordon Smith [R, OR] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Arlen Specter [R, PA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Ted Stevens [R, AK] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John Thune [R, SD] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. David Vitter [R, LA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. George Voinovich [R, OH] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. John Warner [R, VA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution
Rep. Roger Wicker [R, MS-1] Traitor to the U.S. Constitution

Please remember these names when you next vote for a representative that will honor their oaths.

Whatever became of the truth?

Bush’s friendly co-conspirator in the White House Lies and deception club has come up with something he can really sink his teeth into, The U.S. Propaganda Agency to quote;

…the United States is losing the war of ideas in the Muslim world, and the answer to that, in part, is through the creation of this new government agency

Whatever happened to the truth? If the truth isn’t there, someone will discover that it’s not the truth, and no amount of lying is going to make anyone listen to it. Mind you if you can control all sources of information (MSN, radio, TV, Internet), and either censor or block the truth, what does it matter what you say?

Radio Free Europe has been identified as one of the most useful tool to bring down the Iron curtain, on a simple principal, that even under political pressure, it would ONLY broadcast the truth.

But this administration doesn’t know the truth, to them, the truth is the enemy, and so we have what we have. A world of spin and deception.

Something else we didn’t know, the truth.

It looks like the truth does come out, in the end, but why are we surprised when someone does a Study: False statements preceded war about something we already knew. That the President of the United States wasn’t telling the truth. Can we impeach this administration now? Does anyone doubt the need to demonstrate to the world that America CAN be trusted again, by eliminating the liars, and restoring the trust?

Cheney and Bush seeding false treasonous information

There seems to be a great deal of information masquerading as fact as to the nature of the treasonous act that have been committed by the Bush/Cheney administration. This could be that the conspiracies are starting to unravel, or it could be, as in the George W. Bush military service controversy which brought down Dan Rather the ‘facts’ being seeded in the internet may be believable, but false, and might be cited along with real evidence of the impeachable offenses commited by them. These could have been planted so that they could be refuted, and with them, the real facts relating to treasonable acts, as needed, if and when impeachment hearing begin. The GOP has never hesitated to publish outright lie’s if they thought that they could spin them later to their own advantage. Why should this be any different? They are just laying the groundwork knowing that the many crimes against American Citizens and the Constitution of the United States will eventually come to light.

GOP to win the U.S. Presidency in 2008

I have not predicted the race, but I am now concerned that the balance on Democrats in the House and Senate will not reach the goal of two thirds majority, veto override power, in Congress. With Hillary looking to win the democratic nomination and loosing the Presidential race to ANY GOP NOMINEE. Congress will have to buck-up and grow some in a genuine effort to bring the U.S. back into a Constitutional Checks and Balances which forms the foundation of the Republic.

This GOP win shouldn’t happen, but Hillary is tainted by real or illusionary propaganda that the republicans have been seeding for years. And because she holds the largest bag of money, she could buy her own nomination. But in an article earlier this month, she would need to pull 24% of the female REPUBLICAN voters, and I don’t believe that she could pull 24% of the female DEMOCRATIC vote. She just can’t win, in fact I’m sure the democratic party heads know she can’t win. I suspect that they don’t want to win the presidential race and face the albatross that Iraq has become.

So, unless Al Gore throws his hat into the ring, or gets drafted (and maybe linked with Edwards as Vice President) the Democrats will loose the Presidential race.

The real goal for the Democrats will be to blast the Republicans out of the House and Senate.

Rudy Giuliani was born in a different America

This quote tells me one thing,

“We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don’t see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do,” – Rudy Giuliani, March 1994.

Rudy Giuliani was born in a different America, one radically different, from the one I was born in. This brings great dread to me because if this is what the current leadership of the U.S. believes, we are all in grave danger of a dictatorship placed in-charge of the the most powerful nation on the planet.