Margaret Schaut

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JP Morgan’s Turn at the Trough


Now that JP Morgan Chase is finding itself in legal fraudclosure problems that are larger than they can handle, Goldman Sachs has stepped down from the throne and instead Daley has substituted, and JP Morgan now has the ears, the agendas and the pocketbooks to get the justice system in tow at the expense of Americans one more time.

About Daley: 

He also played a pivotal role in creating the housing crisis, was on the board of Fannie Mae, opposed financial reform, supported health insurance companies, fought for Pharma interests, lobbied for telecommunications companies and adamantly opposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

But, despite the obvious facts as follows:

There’s a section of my forthcoming book about the rule of law which examines the direct causal line between the vast number of Wall Street officials in key administration positions and the full-scale exemption from accountability which financial elites enjoy even for the most egregious lawbreaking. When you compile all of those appointments in one place, the absolute stranglehold large-scale corporate interests exert over virtually all realms of government policy is quite striking. But it’s nothing more than what the economist Nouriel Roubini meant when he told the makers of the 2010 documentary “Inside Job” that Wall Street has “captured the political system” on “the Democratic and the Republican side” alike, or what Simon Johnson describes as “The Quiet Coup”: “The government seems helpless, or unwilling, to act against” elite business interests.

It has NOTHING TO DO with the current economic crisis!

How poor do Americans need to be before our politicians say ‘enough’! Third world status is too good for us, apparently.

Betrayals Begin Already: Obama Backs FISA


Long have civil libertarians and constitutionalists felt betrayed by the GOP- one full of promises that then, after election time or when push comes to shove and actions are IMPORTANT, betrayed again and again.

Internets and people for whom civil liberties and rule of law are CRITICAL ISSUES have been betrayed by Obama, before the first citizen ever even casts a vote for president.

Obama backed away from his promise of filibuster of FISA, and instead voted to permit law-breakers retroactive immunity!

This is no small matter, as every day lately we see our rights washed away as unimportant, our internet use being challenged, our freedoms being replaced by executive orders and fascistic unconstitutional enforcement.

Now Obama shows his TRUE colors and we now see that those with influence, over and above the people, have a ready ear in Obama. Telecommunications, Homeland ‘Security’, privacy- all will find a happy home in dealing with Obama.

All he needs US for is to get him elected. After that, all bets are off. Sounds just like McCain, doesn’t it?

Right, Left, Liberal, Conservative- we are ALL being used. But is is US that will lose our country- THEY have reassurances that the rest of us don’t.

So much for the ‘great defender of change.’ Same story, different name.

Congress Bought by Telecoms to gain FISA Switch

George Bush, Bin Laden & the Legacy that Wasn’t


w00t! George Bush has ordered up ‘special forces’ to go after Bin Laden, all to be sure that ‘before he leaves office’ (IF he leaves office, a very big ‘if’), he will have a ‘legacy.’

As Mr Bush arrived in Britain today on the final leg of his eight-day farewell tour of Europe, defence and intelligence sources in Washington and London confirmed that a renewed hunt was on for the leader of the September 11 attacks. “If he [Bush] can say he has killed Saddam Hussein and captured Bin Laden, he can claim to have left the world a safer place,” said a US intelligence source.

Not only is he ordering up special forces, he expects the BRITISH special forces to offer up their lives for this, perhaps giving them an equally impressive ‘bone’ in the war on terror, making the world a safer place too, since they were almost the only allies America had in this fight.

Its necessary to change the focus, isn’t it, from THIS legacy:

The truth is that senior officials in the United States government sought information on aggressive techniques, twisted the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees. In the process, they damaged our ability to collect intelligence that could save lives.”

Impeachment, torture, criminal charges, the gutting of the Constitution and Bill of Rights just doesn’t cut it.

This, of course, MUST be spun. It wouldn’t be politics if this wasn’t spun SOMEHOW:

Apparently, an industry the very essence of which is to try to convince people that a turkey is really an eagle has a rule that condemns lying.

The Public Relations Society of America states: “We adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of those we represent…” This clause strikes me as if the Burglars Association of America had as its creed “Thou Shalt Not Steal.”

Show me a PR person who is “accurate” and “truthful,” and I’ll show you a PR person who is unemployed.

The reason companies or governments hire oodles of PR people is because PR people are trained to be slickly untruthful or half-truthful. Misinformation and disinformation are the coin of the realm, and it has nothing to do with being a Democrat or a Republican.

But what, exactly, is the spin? That the truth about Bin Laden cost a Democratically elected individual her life, her being assassinated within days of this interview 6 months ago, where she reveals that not only was Bin Laden killed, but the name of the man who killed him:

Benazir Bhutto died for this interview. Now, who, exactly, was it that KILLED HER??? Couldn’t be just coincidence, could it?

On the other hand, if our intelligence is in such bad shape that our President doesn’t know that Bin Laden is dead, then what the hell are we paying for? David Frost found out something HE didn’t know??? That the British Government didn’t know???

If power DOES change hands; if Diebold gives the election to McCain; we can see the most extensive list of pardons in American history!

McCain can’t win on his own. Obama will take it all, except for third party voters. Therefore, if McCain wins it will be because the powers-that-be never want the truth to see the light of day. Go GOP.

Ron Paul People Watching the Suicide of the GOP


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This video is WORSE THAN PATHETIC. It is a disgrace to Americans, America and the GOP.

McCain is so liberal that angry Clinton supporters have no problem voting for McCain instead of Obama.

This is great, as far as the GOP is concerned.

McCain’s positions are intolerable to true Republicans and conservatives, in spite of the hideously delivered false rhetoric of McCain’s speech. He would be happy to illegally spy on Americans, just as Bush does.

As we discussed here before, McCain broke his own laws, McCain/Feingold, and then got a reprieve from the president, instead of being slapped down as a lawbreaker.

That’s fine with the GOP too!

In fact, all this is so good with the GOP that even when Ron Paul took the delegates in MO, the GOP stole them from Ron Paul and gave them to Romney instead, who is no longer a viable candidate.

The political games the GOP is playing, EVEN IF IT MEANS ITS OWN DEMISE, tells me that there is SO MUCH MORE TO THIS STORY. Diebold, perhaps?

Well, voters aren’t taking this crap lying down. They have created a page for voters to tell the GOP their exact intentions- that McCain can’t win against Obama, and therefore, either support Ron Paul or see what will happen.

You can put your two cents into this also, and you should! Send it to every Ron Paul voter you know, and make sure we have a HUGE list of what the GOP will lose, if they don’t get with the true conservative agenda.

I’m Shocked! Donors Strong-Arming Democratic Race


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Noah W(h)iner, sock puppet of George Soros and Move On . org sent out a SHOCKING statement of Democratic ‘business-as-usual’- read it here yourself!

This is pretty outrageous: a group of Clinton-supporting big Democratic donors are threatening to stop supporting Democrats in Congress because Nancy Pelosi said that the people, not the superdelegates, should decide the Presidential nomination. It’s the worst kind of insider politics—billionaires bullying our elected leaders into ignoring the will of the voters.

According to the New York Times, their letter “carries an ominous tone, which stops just short of delivering a threat. The donors remind Ms. Pelosi that they are ‘strong supporters’ of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.” Their language was careful, but their implied threat was universally understood.”

They’re the old guard, and this is how the Democratic Party used to function—the big donors called the shots. But the small donor revolution has changed that. The 20 people who signed this letter have given Democrats an average of $2.4 million per year over the last 10 years”

That’s the meat of the crying that Dr. Evil’s group is doing, as if the ‘new guard’ is any different from the ‘old guard’ except being more efficient and vocal at being ‘thought police.’

Their preferred candidate, Obama, has no more spine than Pelosi who is also a sell-out of her country and constitution. The NEW Democratic strategy is to adopt the ‘American Idol’ model, NOT STATESMANSHIP, and go with the charm and an empty head instead of governance.

Soon they’ll be just as OUT as the GOP. Thank God.

They’ve Noticed Ron Paul’s Platform….


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“I believe in a strong… you know… dollar” our illustrious president intones.

“Let’s get out of NAFTA” our illustrious democratic candidates mention. Of course, it is just rhetoric, which we knew already.

They also want to ‘renegotiate trade deals‘ to bring employment back, of course, as long as it doesn’t interfere with foreign policy, a contentious issue between Clinton and Obama- who REALLY knows foreign policy?

Now that its getting to the end, these ‘politico-speak’ appropriations of issues they know nothing, and care nothing about, are an attempt to get the voters confused about who can really deal with critical problems. It buys time for the real ‘power-politics’ to begin- starting with the super-delegates.

In all this, I want to know- have any of you LISTENED to the people?

No, you haven’t, and its all about YOU and YOUR AMBITIONS.

Obama may become the first black president, but like Colin Powell, the intimate cadre behind the scenes will guarantee your humiliation, your disgrace, so that it will never happen again. They will use you like a dog and pony show, and the cover you give them, and the $287 BILLION more dollars you want to make available, they’ll suck up so fast that your head will spin. Not a penny will reach those you intend to help. You just don’t know the game.

Clinton, though, is another matter altogether. She IS ruthless enough to TAKE YOU DOWN one way or another. She has proven that there is no lie she won’t tell, no power-grab she won’t make, and her ambition is a ‘take no prisoners’ obsession. Anyone with an instinct of self-preservation won’t step on her tail.

The Politics of Denial is getting more and more exposed- the shell over its rotten core has cracked, and LOTS of Americans are finding the smell REPULSIVE.

This will be a very interesting year.

Ron Paul won’t say it: Candidate, Where is Your Brain?


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Well, we know for SURE that the candidates aren’t taking the economic problems we’re having seriously. Neither is the Fed, or the Government in general. The politicians will bail the rich, the banks and investment firms out before they’ll do ANYTHING to help families who are losing their homes… but they definitely want our campaign donations.

You can be sure that the politicians will handle YOUR money much worse than they’ll handle their own, with all the hypocrisy that we can stomach (or more), and how they’re handling their own is a disgrace already. “Better DONE than SAID.” All of the candidates are carrying BIG debt in their campaigns, pissing money for useless perks (like croissants and donuts) that they think will get them a vote or a little support.

Done, of course, at the expense of the ‘little guy.’ He had to go to court to FORCE her to pay. Imagine.

So, Clinton is carrying so much debt that people fear to do business with her. Obama is carrying a huge amount of campaign debt (read- unpaid bills aka ‘float’). Now, McCain is being ‘forced’ to take public money to STAY IN THE RACE WHEN HE IS FRONTRUNNER! These things are ‘government welfare’- an undeclared subsidy by the hardworking providers, the small business people, that must wait and wait for payment, with no benefit to themselves, when the government will only wait for their tax dollars provided YOU pay to them huge penalties and interest.

This is a pathetic snapshot of the continuing garbage that will be coming out of the mouths, and the financial policies, of any of these politicians if and when they take the “Oath” of Office.

Speaking from personal experience here: my father, a mechanic and small business owner, repaired delivery trucks for the postal service for years. The bills were NEVER paid in a timely manner and so, until they were, HE had to ‘float’ government expenses by paying labor, parts, overhead until the money came in. However, when the checks actually arrived, they BOUNCED! He kept at it for some time, believing in the government, believing in the system, until he was brought to the brink of total loss. Then he declined to renew the contract. It took him ages to finally be reimbursed and paid in full for necessary services provided. That was when (comparatively) the government had very little in the way of debt or deficit. This is the ‘off the books’ government subsidy that only the individual taxpayers really know about.

You’re TRUSTING these people with YOUR money, your KIDS future money, the condition of your country. Things are so precarious economically in this country that even formerly reliable regular people may no longer be able to pay their bills, their credit ratings becoming trashed. You could be forgiven for being wary about loaning to even those people in this environment…

Isn’t it INSANE to trust your money to people who have PROVEN themselves to be lavish and wasteful, irresponsible and mindless when spending America’s tax dollars?

Figures don’t lie, people. They may not tell the whole truth, but they do reveal something very important.

Ron Paul is the epitome of Clinton’s campaign ad: DONE rather than said. Not a PENNY of debt. Bills paid immediately. No one is afraid to do business with him.

He’s too much of a gentleman to say it (but I’m not): Candidates, ‘representatives’, WHERE ARE YOUR BRAINS?

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