Thursday, April 22, 2010

expenditures

defense spending is much greater than you think, robert higgs.

Although many Americans regard this enormous sum as excessive, few appreciate that the total amount of all defense-related spending greatly exceeds the amount budgeted for the Department of Defense.

In fiscal year 2009, which ended last September, the Pentagon spent $636.5 billion. Lodged elsewhere in the budget, however, other lines identify funding that serves defense purposes just as surely as—sometimes even more surely than—the money allocated to the Department of Defense. On occasion, commentators take note of some of these additional defense-related budget items, such as the Department of Energy’s nuclear-weapons program, but many such items, including some extremely large ones, remain generally unrecognized.

just another note in my collection, here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

sample set

hilariously, ron paul lost the 2010 SRLC straw poll to mitt romney by a single vote, the day after a cbs poll running up to the event came up with results looking like this:

which do you think had the better sample set?

and listen closely to what ron paul spent his time talking about, and how people reacted.

then compare it to romney. oh, sorry, i guess nobody got any clips of romney's speech, because you can't find it on youtube. oh wait! that's because he didn't even show up.

couple this with the fox news treatment of obama's best act as president so far, and you can see the epic fail spin machine is in full effect to marginalize the actual conservative voices in the republican party, ensuring a two-term obama presidency. you think the tea parties will like that?

how about if i show you video evidence of mitt romney having bought the florida straw poll that ron paul's people showed up to en masse? how long do you think it takes to cast a ballot between all of three or four people in one question on one screen? and how many tickets do you think one person should be sold?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

do you read english?

remember those lovely little pieces of israeli propaganda that explain how only terrorists hide behind children? they tell you this so you'll "understand" and be "informed" to "think correctly" about what is being done, you see.

'we used the kids as human shields', laurence vance.

“If the kids were around our vehicles, the bad guys wouldn’t attack. We used the kids as human shields.”

you were still sure they're the bad guys, though, mr. ewing, weren't you? it's that simple, isn't it? perhaps you've seen the error of your ways. i respect that. however, the folks back at home are still "thinking correctly."

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"it's treason."

i have provided a mirror for the andrew maguire interview, but i am supposed to link to KWN. KWN imagined their website would stay online and not be hammered to death with traffic, but that they could also expose the final piece of the puzzle to a massive state-sponsored terrorism program the united states has engaged in against the entire world for almost one hundred years: to float the value of their currency perhaps hundreds of times greater than the free market would otherwise have set it at.

that is obviously not the case. here is the link. the website will be down for a while, i suspect. andrew maguire and adrian douglas interviewed on king world news.

kudos to nathan lewis posting ponzimonium at, of all places, the ridiculous trash that is the huffington post, linking to this interview, and also to LRC for running the huffpo article.