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  1. In my mind this election already confirmed one of the points of your post, alot of " everyday " people are already talking third party as the two party system is and has always been a joke.

    From another forum I spend time at:




    Will you please take the time to read this, and if you think it worthwhile, pass it along to your email list, and ask them to read it? Even if they voted, with all good intentions, for Mr. Obama?

    I am a student of history. Professionally. I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied it all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

    Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten - fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

    We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

    We learn just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the 700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of “we the people,” who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

    We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

    We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

    We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

    Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is medicare and our entire government, our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about)–the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x ten. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

    And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more imporant.)

    Mr. Obama’s winning platform can be boiled down to one word: change.


    I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

    This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

    And that is only the beginning.

    And I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts” would bully them into submission. And then, he was duly elected to office, a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

    He did it with a compliant media–did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and . . . change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

    (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.)

    Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though.

    Don’t forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe. It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years–a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency–it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

    As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me.

    Some people scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe–and why I believe it.

    I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am.

    Best regards


  2. Here is a shock, I think it actually could have helped him even more. She really impressed me in the following article and I think more people would have possibly had a change of heart.




    My No 1 job as First Lady is to be First Mom


    Helping working women and families is dear to the heart of the President-elect's wife. But so are sleepover strategies...


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    <!-- END: Module - M24 Article Headline with no image --><!-- Article Copy module --><!-- BEGIN: Module - Main Article --><!-- Check the Article Type and display accordingly--><!-- Print Author image associated with the Author--><!-- Print the body of the article-->....... type="text/css"> div#related-article-links p a, div#related-article-links p a:visited { color:#06c; } ........><!-- Pagination --> A few weeks ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, I shared with the nation some of the many reasons why I believed my husband would be an extraordinary president. It was the biggest speech I'd ever given. When I was finished, I headed backstage with my daughters. They turned to me, breathless with excitement.

    “Mom,” Malia, our ten-year-old, said. “We have something important to tell you. We need to have a sleepover!”

    That snapped me out of speech mode, with the bright lights and applause, and back into the role I love: Mom. The next night, 15 giggling girls - my daughters, the Biden granddaughters, and friends - took over our hotel room.

    Now that Barack has been elected president, it will be an honour to be First Lady. I will work daily on the issues closest to my heart: helping working women and families, particularly military families. But, as my girls reminded me in Denver, even as First Lady, my No 1 job is still to be Mom. At 7 and 10, our daughters are young. My first priority will be to ensure they stay grounded and healthy, with normal childhoods - including homework, chores, dance, and soccer.

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    Barack and I have travelled to every corner of the country, talking to people about their lives and dreams. Their stories have touched our hearts and strengthened our resolve. They've made us more certain than ever that, despite any differences we may have, there is so much that unites us as Americans. But times are tough. Parents are working harder than ever to raise their kids, pay bills, help out their parents and keep up with the rising cost of living. Caring for their families is their greatest joy - but it's harder to make ends meet.

    We've talked to mothers whose salaries can't cover the cost of groceries - but if they take a second job, they can't afford childcare. More than 22 million working women don't have paid sick days. Millions of women are doing the same jobs as men but they're earning less.

    It's even harder for military spouses. Their husbands and wives are away serving our nation for months at a time. So they have to be Mom and Dad. They're working, checking in on their in-laws, helping with homework, and doling out discipline - and every night, they're praying with all their hearts for their loved ones' safe return. These families aren't asking the Government to fix their problems. They're asking for it to understand what's happening to their families and to find ways to help.

    As First Lady, I will continue these conversations with working women and military spouses, and I'll take their stories back to Washington to make sure that the people who run our country know how their policies touch their constituents' lives.

    The struggles of America's families aren't new to Barack. He was raised by a single mom who put herself through school and built a career that she loved while still finding time to read to him each morning. So, he knows how heroic America's parents can be. That's why he is committed to restoring the middle class, cutting taxes for 95 per cent of all working Americans, establishing pay equity for women, and expanding family leave. He also knows that when our military goes to war, their families go with them. He's a strong advocate for predictable deployments and better healthcare - including mental health - for returning service people.

    These issues are my passions. Now that the election is won, I'll keep working to find solutions that make a real difference in people's lives. With Barack serving as President, we will fill our home with talk of how to serve our nation's families better.

    And occasionally, when our daughters insist, we'll host sleepovers, too.


    Thats not correct, infact the sixties were the beginning of exposing so much sexual, pschological and emotional abuse of children that had been going on for hundreds of years but covered up and never talked about.


    ISKCON began in the middle of these changes and many devotees were polluted by there upbringing.


    In Australia the greatest influence to stop abusive punishment in schools was inspired by John Lennons working class hero song.


    The counter culture brought it all to the surface but unfortunately many in ISKCON were shut off from the major changes going on outside ISKCON



    Actually it was the mid and late 70s when much of the abuse in ISKCON STARTED and to this day there has been very little openess about it. Temple presidents are still telling members that the reason some temples struggle is because of the abuse settlements ( talk about blaming the victim ) You want to see how corrupt ISKCON became at its core read Diary of a Cro-Magnon, these were the sons of the 60s. The 60s were not " great awakining " they were the depths of selfism, people searching for the great spiritual rush and when that was gone they moved on to Disco and Coke and Today they are the Bankers that so many hate.

    Sure there were changes for the better but change happens regardless of our desires.

    Australia may be different I can only speak of the places I have been.


    I agree. It was the "counterculture", that is, the "Beat Generation" ("beatniks") of the 1950's and the "hippies" of the 1960's that opened up possibilities for "Eastern Thought", including Hare Krishna. Early beatniks like Allen Ginsberg directly helped Prabhupada. The time was right.


    But it was that same " counterculture " that gave us greedy gurus and chronic child abuse that to this day haunts what could have been a glorious movement.


    That was coming regardless of who won in my opinion. Until the federal reserve issue is adressed Americans will remain debt slaves to the centralized banks. Only if things get so bad that people are starving will they figure out how they have been duped. What can you do, try to inform people but the television has people so geared into political personality cultism that it is like trying to wake up zombies.


    Agree 100% but at the same time all the blame can not be placed on the banks, a good majority of people are in debt because they want " things " not food not shelter but 60 inch TVs and a car for each person in the family. The part of this election I find so amazing is the fact that the combined income of both campaigns was close to 1 billion dollars and somehow people on both sides are convinced their man has no favors owed.

    It sickens me really that people can find it in themselves to spend 1 billion to impose their will but can not find the same charity when it comes to local gardens and homeless folks.


    maybe drinks a bit (but I doubt if he is accustomed to intoxication like our lame duck dude),)

    Glad to see you know so little about who you are voting for his admitted drug use is a fact.

    So IF the deceiver gets elected and things continue to crumble under one party rule, you know little things like free speech, who then will you blame ? I really feel bad for folks like you, the real blame for the condition we are in is lack of personal accountability. Can`t get by, oh heck blame the man, it must be someone elses fault.



    What is the other criteria? Vaisnava characteristics of cleanliness, mercy, austerity and truthfulness.

    Yea I guess he is clean, Ask his Aunt living in poverty in Boston about his mercy the clearest test of a man is how he treats his family. Truthfulness well considering he will not even allow his birth certificate to be released and try getting any records of his past. He also has a habit of being caught in lies then cutting loose those involved in them as Reverend Wright LOL.




    I voted for Gore and Kerry because I really have no use for dry-drunks and cokeheads.

    Ooops better rethink your vote then, your shining being Obama was quite the candy man ;)


    Seems like you're very intelligent why don't you write more and use this global platform to spread real knowledge for enlightening humanity?


    The same could be said for yourself as well.


    I am a very active poster on a couple of high profile sites this site however it is difficult to get past some of the negative posts so I chose to address those and try to call out the intent of the authors.

    A nice example is this post here.

    What is the real knowledge or enlightenment that is gained from it ?

    What is the purpose behind it ?

    Is it simply a self serving enjoyment whenever anything negative is printed about America ?

    I could post hundreds of stories a day on any number of dark events in every country on this globe but to what end ?


    So as I stated earlier since you blame fear of Karma for these men and women killing themselves what do you blame for the even higher rates among the Swiss and French ?


    This is rather irrelevant since the US army is an elite of the best men of the leading nation of the world. France and Swiss to compare with an elite troupe of the best soldiers is like comparing tigers with rabbits.


    Not even a good attempt to dodge the question.


    The men and women are not elite in any way they are the same men and women that can be passed by on any street in any American town. The only difference between us and the guy at the local Target is that we decided that the way of life we enjoyed needs defenders. Just like that guy at Target and his fellow workers there is quite a cross section of people and with that cross section there will be people with issues and people who crack. So again I have to wonder if other than the glee you felt reading it what reason did you have in posting that since you choose not to defend your half baked point about dodging Karma.



    Leonard Doyle, Washington

    Good points but I'm not Leonard Doyle in Washington who wrote article above.

    source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/suicide-rate-in-us-army-at-highest-in-26-years-461933.html



    Might be a better solution than to get implicated in too many sinful karmas.


    But you did write the above correct ? So my question is since you seem to gleefully assume that they are killing themselves as opposed to doing a questionable duty ( in your eyes ). Why are many more civilian Swiss and French ending themselves ?



  10. Seems the rate is still lower than than that of the Swiss or the French so I guess they are more scared of Karma in those countries.


    People who choose to wear the uniform even in a time of peace have to work under greater pressure than people like you can ever imagine. At 18 when most people are at school, going to ball games and parties, these fine men and women are doing jobs where one slip could kill their friends. Of course more of these brave souls will be unable to deal with the pressure compaired to their counterparts at school or working fast food.

    Sometimes in your glee about American misery your lack of life experience shines through.

  11. People who want to kill will find the means to kill. The largest acts of solo mass murder on record were acts of poison and arson, so should we now ban plants and matches ?

    Look at the recent outbreak of edged weapon attacks in England, should they now limit all kitchens to sporks ?


    Even bringing up any type of weapon is a shell game that trys to take attention away from the true issue which is some peoples desire to kill.

  12. "Prabhupada insists that western democracy is "fools electing the bigest fools to lead them straight to hell". Believe it or not, thats what he said to me personally."


    I don`t see either one of them being any good. For me though I would rather have someone in office that can be balanced out by the other elected officials and for me the evil of two lessers leaves me with McCain. I may not agree with most of his Ideas but to me at least he seems humble. Obamas most noteable characteristic is decepton and a sense of entitlement, it is not about anything other than him. My prediction though is by the time of the convention the Clintons will pull something off and we will be seeing Hillary getting the nomination, there have already been little blips about superdelegates switching and well at the rate Obama throws people under the bus he may not even have a campain staff within weeks.

  13. Gee Wiz I wonder what enviro-kooks will make of studies like this. Now again Don`t get me wrong I am all about cleaning up the air and reducing pollution but I find studies like this one quite funny.







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    Clean air legislation has an ironic side-effect



    When the effects of global warming are discussed, Europe is often the focus. While many parts of the Earth have seen little or no warming in the past two decades, Europe has seen a rapid temperature increase of one full degree Centigrade. The rise has been a contributing factor in at least one deadly heat wave in recent years.

    A new study suggests much of that warming isn't due to global warming at all, but rather a decrease in atmospheric pollution as a result of clean air legislation. The cleaner air has fewer small particles known as aerosols, which tend to block sunlight from reaching the Earth's surface. A reduction in aerosols leads to an effect known as "solar brightening," which increases surface warming.

    The research was conducted by a team of 13 scientists, and led by Christian Ruckstuhl of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, in Zurich, Switzerland. By measuring an atmospheric characteristic known as optical depth, they determined that a substantial amount of solar brightening had taken place, leading to an increase in surface heat of 1 watt per square meter. Such an change is enough to add some some 360,000 megawatts of solar heat to Germany alone.

    The measurements were conducted at a series of sites across Germany and Switzerland. Over the 20 year period from 1986-2006, a 60% decline in atmospheric aerosols was detected. The authors attribute this primarily to emission reductions of sulfur dioxide and carbon black particles, both of which were heavily generated in the 1970s and early 1980s by diesel engines and coal power plants. Clean air regulations requiring ULS (ultra-low sulfur) fuel and scrubber systems for coal-fired plants have dramatically reduced these emissions. The result is the observed solar brightening, which has "strongly contributed" to Europe's warming over the period.

    In performing their analysis, the authors had to subtract out the years from 1991 to 1994, as the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines caused a spike in aerosol concentrations in Europe that more than doubled readings in some places.

    The research appears in the June 26 edition of Geophysical Research Letters.


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    Meanwhile the companies producing these green energy products all belong to the same people who sell the fossil fuels. And how could it be otherwise, the acquisition costs of all these solar and wind energy paraphernalia no average earner can afford - the whole thing only pays off after 20 years of heavy deffered payment. And in case someone is unable to pay, his whole real estate confiscated by his principal bank.


    "I can pay it, but I have nothing left over to eat," says Cambero..........




    Well the big oil people are finally seeing the cash in wind and solar but right now most of the money is being made by buying your right to be an energy hog ( carbon credits ) and take a look at who owns most of those trading companies, the same folks spreading the misinformation.

    True energy freedom will NEVER happen in America because most alternative sources are like you said too expensive for the average people to afford and most of them are really untested in large scale long term use.

    The real way to change is by simply cutting back and not eating meat :eek:

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