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Scam after disaster striking Haiti

Posted by msrb on January 18, 2010

The Haiti Scam Disaster

Bush Muscling in on Haiti Fund Money

With Obama’s blessings, his two predecessors, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will lead efforts to raise “relief funds” for Haiti following the deadly earthquake that has killed several thousand people.

The Three Amigos Planning a Presidential Scam: Obama, flanked by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House on Saturday. Photo Credit: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

The “services” of the two ex White House tenants don’t come cheap. Each will probably receive a multi-million dollar fee plus a cut of the action, as it were, for their fund-raising efforts. With the lion’s share of any funds raised going to the charity/aid/relief mafia, how can Bush and Clinton make any money?

There’s only one way to ensure everyone would get their usual fees and commissions:

Raise the Disaster Scale! Exaggerate the number of dead by at least a factor of 10!

It’s really quite easy, once you realize all of the characters involved are exactly the same (or similar) faces that carried out the last scam.

How many were killed

FEWW estimated the total number of casualties, victims killed or injured as a result of the Haiti earthquake, to be in the 20,000 ballpark.

In a later post FEWW said: “The Moderators haven’t observed any evidence to suggest their estimate is grossly inaccurate.”

Neither have we! In fact MSRB Moderators are quite puzzled by some of the claims made by the Haitian government, as well the US and European presstitutes.

The following items are carefully omitted from the news:

a). The number of houses/buildings with concrete-slab roofs, or other heavy materials, that were destroyed in the earthquake. [Most of the houses in Port-au-Prince slums wouldn’t cause deaths, or even a serious injury to the occupants, upon  collapse.]

b). The number of multi-story buildings that collapsed as a result of the earthquake.

c). According to one European News agency, “at least 70,000 people have already had burials.”  That means between 20,000 and 30,000 people were buried yesterday (in the 24-hour period preceding the report). Now that is a miracle even by Haitian standards. The non-existent military/police/rescue workers, working on empty stomachs, non-stop around the clock, pulling 1,000 dead people out of the ruble each and every hour and burying them. WOW!

d). How and by whom were the recovery and burials coordinated? Where did they get their fleet of heavy earth moving equipment and the fuel to operate the machinery from?  They had none. How did they recover so many bodies from the ruble with their bear hands in such an impossibly short time? Where was their command and control center? How come there isn’t a single piece of evidence to even partially substantiate their claims?

e). Where are these people buried? With so many reporters and TV news camera crews buzzing around, how come we haven’t seen a single video footage of a mass grave with, say, 1,000, or even 500 dead corpses laid down side by side before the burial?

How the head of the US military relief effort discredited himself

Gen Keen, the head of the US military relief effort, was asked what he thought of the death toll estimates of between 150,000 and 200,000. He reportedly said: “I think the international community is looking at those figures, and I think that’s a start point. Clearly, this is a disaster of epic proportions, and we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”

No evidence was asked for and none was offered!

A list of the parties that WOULD  benefit from any funds raised by the 3 Amigos:

1. Charity/aid/relief mafia: They take between 50 to 80 percent (in some cases up to 95 percent, when no one is watching) of the funds raised
2. Tier One Fundraisers: The Three Amigos receive multi-million dollar fees, as well as their usual cut (from 1 percent upwards)
3. Singers and musicians that do “telethons”: Their fees vary
4. Fat Cats in various organization like the UN and Advisers to the military  forces involved (who would then share the proceeds with the top brass): Varies
5. Local politicians in Haiti: Most of the leftover funds meant to go toward feeding the victims and rebuilding their lives.
6. Members of the press: For their “loyalty” (not blowing the whistle), they receive protection while they are in Haiti (and much recognition and prizes later), plus lots of stories and hours of disaster courage.
7. The victims: Perhaps a trickle, but they shouldn’t hold their breaths.

It’s no wonder President Chavez of Venezuela became hysterical during his weekly TV address:

“I read that 3,000 soldiers are arriving, Marines armed as if they were going to war. There is not a shortage of guns there, my God. Doctors, medicine, fuel, field hospitals, that’s what the United States should send.” He added: “They are occupying Haiti undercover.”

“On top of that, you don’t see them in the streets. Are they picking up bodies? … Are they looking for the injured? You don’t see them. I haven’t seen them. Where are they?”

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FEWW Footnote:
Please help the victims, anyway you can. There are many ways to help the survivors. But donate money only to the organizations that you know and trust.

For More Information Visit Haiti Earthquake Disaster Links Page!


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Should 9/11 suspects be tried in New York?

Posted by msrb on November 16, 2009

Quotes of the Day:

The Question:

Should the 9/11 suspects go on trial in New York?

Quotes and Comments:

  • “What the Obama administration is telling us loud and clear is that both in substance and reality the war on terror from their point of view is over,” Mr. Giuliani said on “Fox News Sunday.” “This seems to be an overconcern with the rights of terrorists and a lack of concern for the rights of the public.”

Why is Mr Giuliani so worried?

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Bush Crimes: Truth Must Have Some Value!

Posted by msrb on March 7, 2009

Leahy, Whitehouse Issue Passionate Call For Investigations Into Bush Crimes

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Government Without Law

Posted by msrb on January 3, 2009

December 26, 2008

Government Without Law
By Ralph Nader

Over thirty years ago, a book came out titled “How the Government Breaks the Law, by Jethro K. Lieberman.” Even then it was old news and the examples cited seemed small compared to today’s chronic law-breakers in the White House and at many federal departments and agencies. Many recent books have been written on the expansive outlaw behavior of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Less attention has been devoted to the explosion of unauthorized actions by the Executive in recent years. What should be the most frequent question by reporters to government officials — namely, “By what authority are you acting?” – is the rarest of inquiries.

A two part series on Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. in the Washington Post by David Cho in late November brought this point out in a stunningly frank admission by the Corporate bailout czar himself.

Speaking of the takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as other megaseizures of failing Wall Street firms, Mr. Paulson expressed these anarchic words: “Even if you don’t have the authorities – and frankly I didn’t have the authorities for anything – if you take charge, people will follow.”

Whew! There you have it! He becomes the law and the law is what he says it is because no one – neither a rubber-stamping President, nor a supine Congress, nor any citizen, deprived of any standing to sue, is going or can do anything about it.

Reporter Cho goes on to write: “Senior government officials said Paulson helped craft rescue programs for financial firms, though he was not sure he had an unquestionable legal basis for the initiatives including the bailouts of the failing investment bank Bear Stearns in March and the wounded insurance giant American International Group (AIG) in September.”

Mr. Paulson went further. Playing Congress, he backed the Federal Reserve – already a government within a government funded by banks– to unprecedented unilateral expansion of its powers and its self-made assets. The Post reported that officials from the Treasury and the Fed “never knew whether they had the legal authority to interfere with the market for such derivatives but did so anyway because the opaque trading threatened the wider financial system.”

Unauthorized Executive Branch actions tend to be contagious. Noticing that the crisis left Wall Street on its knees and willing to unilaterally assume over $8 trillion in a variety of loan, subsidy and capital obligations, the Bush regime kept making more of its powers all by itself. Why not, they may have been thinking? Look what they’ve gotten away with in the areas of military and foreign policy actions.

Weekend gigantic corporate bailouts – a more recent one being the $300 billion plus assumption of Citigroup’s financial risks – engineered by Citigroup co-boss, Robert Rubin–were very secret affairs.

The more public grab of power was the $700 billion goliath to rescue the casino capitalists on Wall Street which was submitted in only 3 ½ pages of proposed legislation to Congress by Paulson and Ben Bernake, the Fed’s chairman in September.

This was too much for the ideologies of House Republicans who beat it on the first round. Even the spineless Democrats thought the requested authority was too much of a blank check. So what happened? Bush told Paulson to give various members of Congress “sweeteners” such as pork and tax breaks for favored lobbyists to get the required votes. Consequently, Paulson was granted staggering discretion to spend the $700 billion when, where and to whom he wanted under whatever conditions or no conditions at all. All in the name of socialism saving capitalism from massive collapse. Ironic.

Mr. Paulson came away from Capitol Hill with Congress in his hip pocket – not exactly what the framers of our Constitution had in mind in 1787.

Thus embolden, Paulson initiated a unilateral, administrative repeal of a Congressional enactment in the tax code – section 382 – to give the banks a huge windfall of about $140 billion. George K. Yin, former chief of staff of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, rejected the legality of the Treasury Department’s decision. He told the Post: “I think almost every tax expert would agree that the answer is no. They basically repealed a 22-year-old law that Congress passed [and Reagan signed] as a backdoor way of providing aid to banks.”

Section 382 of the Tax code “sharply restricts a company from using the tax losses of a company it acquires to reduce its own tax liability,” according to the respected Citizens for Tax Justice.

The Treasury’s two-page notice generated a brief specialized display of outrage from members of the Tax writing committees in Congress and a hundred national, state and local organizations signed a joint letter to Congress demanding the legislators reverse the Treasury’ unauthorized edict.

So what did the House of Representatives do? It passed, later rejected by the Senate a provision in the auto bailout bill, a provision that would have extended the unauthorized Treasury ruling to the automobile industry!

What is going on here is a revolutionary coup d-etat of our legal system by executive branch diktats.

Is the organized legal profession through their bar associations in challenge mode? Are law professors churning over this mockery of the legislature and executive branch administrative law? Are conservative groups – always upset about judicial activism – going into high gear against the new monarchy in and around the White House in downtown Washington, D.C.? Are all those futurists worried enough about the trillions of debt dollars being piled on our children and grandchildren to protest and act? Not really.

Obviously, all this is a developing story. Stay tuned, unless you are willing to be turned out.

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Bush Forced to Dodge Flying Shoes

Posted by msrb on December 15, 2008

“This is a goodbye kiss … you DOG!”

“This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog.”  An Iraqi reporter shouted in Arabic as he threw his shoes at George W. Bush on Sunday, spoiling his “farewell” visit to Baghdad.

In this image from APTN video, a man throws a shoe at President George W. Bush during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad. The man threw two shoes at Bush, one after another. Bush ducked both throws, and neither man was hit. (AP Photo/APTN). Image may be subject to copyright.

Throwing shoes at somebody is a supreme insult in the Middle East. One of the shoes sailed over the president’s head and slammed into the wall behind him and he had to duck to miss the other one. Maliki tried to block the second shoe with his arm.”

“It’s like going to a political rally and have people yell at you. It’s a way for people to draw attention … I don’t know what the guy’s cause was. [You don’t? Try the genocide of 1,284,105 souls!] I didn’t feel the least bit threatened by it.”  Bush said.

  • Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq:  “1,284,105”
  • Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq:  4,209

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Image of the Day: Caught!

Posted by msrb on September 25, 2008

Caught Between a Solid Wall of Disdain for Home Crowd and Abject Hatred for ROW

President [sic] George W. Bush leaves the podium after his final address to the U.N. at the 63rd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York September 23, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar. Image may be subject to copyright.

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California Sues EPA on GHG Emissions

Posted by msrb on July 31, 2008

California state Attorney General Jerry Brown is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “wantonly” ignoring its duty to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

“Ships, aircraft and industrial equipment burn huge quantities of fossil fuel, causing greenhouse gas pollution, yet President Bush stalls with one bureaucratic dodge after another,” said Brown a two-term California governor in the 1970s and 1980s.

Official portrait of Jerry Brown as Governor of California, from the California State Capitol Museum.
Image credit: Governors of California Portrait Gallery, California State Capitol Museum; via Wikipedia

“Because Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency continues to wantonly ignore its duty to regulate pollution, California is forced to seek judicial action,” he said.

“[The lawsuit] is certainly typical of the attorney general of California,” an EPA spokesman said.

“If they don’t like how we make a decision on something, they sue and hope the courts will mandate toward their position. It works sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t work,” he said.

California and 17 other states sued the EPA in April for failing to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new cars and trucks despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007 that the agency had the power to take action.

California and 12 other states again sued the EPA in May, claiming it violated the Clean Air Act because its ozone pollution standards were ineffective.

“Brown said California would likely be joined in the latest lawsuit against the EPA by Connecticut, Oregon, New York City, the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District and a coalition of environmental groups.” Reuters reported.

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Fuel and Food Strikes Flare in South Korea

Posted by msrb on June 16, 2008

Fuel and Food Strikes Spreads to South Korea

About 18,000 operators of construction machinery went on strike in South Korea on Monday demanding cheaper fuel and higher pay, joining thousands of truckers who began their strike last week.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Lee may be forced to resign in the coming weeks.

The strikers are also angry over the policies of the new President Lee Myung-bak, who came to office amid a landslide victory in December, but has since become increasingly unpopular because of a decision to resume imports of U.S. beef.

Protesters chant slogans at a candlelight vigil on a street leading to the U.S. embassy and the presidential Blue House in central Seoul June 10, 2008. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won.
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There have been waves of street protest in the recent weeks demanding the government to repeal of the U.S. beef deal. The South Koreans are concerned about the threats of mad cow disease associated with the US beef.

Adding to the pressure, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is expected to call on its 600,000 members to stage a walkout against Lee’s privatization and pension reform plans, Reuters reported.

The strikes have so far cost Korea $3.5 billion, the commerce ministry said.

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Could Food and Fuel Riots Break Out Across the U.S.?

Posted by msrb on June 13, 2008

Update: More Fuel Strikes Flare Across Europe

Europe Fuel Protests Turn Deadly

Two truck drivers were killed in fuel protests in Spain and Portugal, while a third driver received serious burn in a suspected arson attack.

The imapct of haulers’ strike is now being felt throughout the Spanish and Portuguese economies.

In Spain the country’s 18 car factories are running out of parts and fuel. The car industry accounts for about 5 percent of Spain’s GDP.

As the blockade continues in the European nations, consumers rush to stockpile food and fuel causing severe shortages in some areas.

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“Great” Nation, Phony “President”

Posted by terres on May 28, 2008

Illegal Occupation, Ongoing Massacre … and Crocodile Tears

UPDATE: May 30, 2008 – The Army announced that 115 soldiers, including 22 National Guard and Army Reserve troops, killed themselves last year. That marked a 12.7 percent rise from the 102 suicides recorded in 2006. There were 85 Army suicides in 2005. (Source)

George w Bush War On Iraq Stats [continuing]

  • Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction: 0
  • Number of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invasion: 1,213,716 (Source)
  • Number of U.S. Military Personnel Condemned to death by G W Bush (Officially acknowledged) In the U.S. War On Iraq: 4,083 (Source)
  • Total Wounded: 30,329 (official figure); up to 100,000 (estimates)
  • Personnel suffering from brain injuries (PTSD or depression): 300,000 troops, or 18.5 percent, of the more than 1.5 million troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan (Source: RAND Corporation).
  • Currently serving: about 155,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and 33,000 in Afghanistan
  • Suicide among troops: CBS News reported that more than 6,250 American veterans took their own lives in 2005 alone. That comes to slightly more than 17 suicides every day. (Source)
  • Monetary Cost of War: The Iraq War Will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More (Source)

The Commander In Chief [sic] Would Never Send His Daughters to War!

[Crocodile Tears!] A tear glistens in the corner of US President George W. Bush’s eye as he makes remarks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES). Image may be subject to copyright. See Fair Use Notice!

[Bush and Co heavily camouflaged by the massive flags!] President Bush delivers his remarks at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day commemoration, Monday, May 26, 2008, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Image may be subject to copyright. See Fair Use Notice!

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