Posts Tagged ‘Romney

03
Nov
12

New Beginnings?


`food for thought’

The only way to start this article is with a question:

Are we seeing a decline that may suggest a trend influenced by the long anticipated mythological, prophesied, events of  Winter Solstice, 2012?

It would be understandable that many by the inference to super-hyped, life-ending, earth-shattering events prophesied  to occur on December 21st, 2012  by the reputed end of the Mayan Calendar, would abruptly stop reading. However; this article is based on factual observation of global events occurring over the course of 2012 that suggest a potential, yet strange, trend. A trend that raises the curiosity the question poses.

Over the course of the last decade the volume and frequency of information connected with various Mayan and Hopi prophecy claiming the ‘end-times’ are upon us, climaxing December 21st, 2012, realizing the spectrum of disastrous manifestations, has assuredly, served to raise global consciousness on this one issue, likely more than any other.

This stated, as of the date for this article, there remains forty-seven (47) days to the Winter Solstice and fifty-seven (57) days to the end of 2012. To-date the following significant events have occurred or are in the process of unfolding, that suggest the trend alluded to (in no particular order):

1.The dethroning  of Lance Armstrong as the seven time champion of the Tour de France and other honors stripped for doping and, the implications derived as result;
2.The stalled National Hockey League (NHL) labor dispute likely to result in the loss of the entire 2012-13 season and its dire financial implications;
3. The significant loss of life, devastation and financial hardship brought by Hurricane Sandy resulting in the closing of New York City and several adjoining States and Boroughs along the eastern-seaboard;
4. The 2012 presidential election finds a polarized nation equally split: incumbent President, Democrat, Barack Obama at 48% versus Republican, Mitt Romney at 47% leaving it to a handful of States to end the deadlock and the potential aftermath, depending on who finally wins;
5. Financial global crisis and social unrest most evident in European nations however; there exists a strong potential a major global recession if not depression could be exacerbated to reality should the US presidential election fail to produce a clear winner;
6. Global weather pattern changes continue to impose massive earth and climate changes with drastic and significant social and financial effect on institutional sectors of agriculture and food production, wild-life habitat and migration, extreme rainfall leading to significant flooding and land erosion countered by extreme drought conditions elsewhere;
7. Generalized social unrest to varying degree, in almost every nation of the planet due to social, financial and economic hardship promulgated by the financial collapse experience commencing 2007 and fanned in part, by some of the events listed above; and there are more.

These few events highlight the nature of their ‘global’ impact and broadly accepted representation as ‘institutional’ component to the fabric of modern-day society however; closer examination and observation on the part of the reader to world events is likely to give several more events having occurred or, in the process of occurring, that lend them to the purported trend speculated here, by this article.

To close: as with all matters related to future events; they can only be deemed pure speculation; predicated on related and factual historical events. However, it is only with the passage of ‘real-time’ that such speculation and anxiety derived from it will come to its end. As to Mayan and Hopi prophecy and the `end-time’ they purport: here too, they are based purely on the  speculation of well publicized, self-proclaimed  authority(ies) on the topic.

In the end, all that is left to be said is: good luck and good fortune; may the future have nothing but good tidings for All as the clock strikes 12:01, January 01,2013 and beyond.

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28
Oct
12

UPDATE TO ELECTION DAY 2012


UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POSTING: With the coming November 8th election, every voting American  should watch this series of news reports produced by THE REAL NEWS NETWORK; an independent Internet News Network that tells it like it is and can boast ZERO conflict of corporate interests gaining its financial support solely from its viewers/registered members:

REAL NEWS REPORT: Easy Way To Steal an Election

In recognition of elections in the United States and elsewhere on this troubled Globe, I offer up the following:

Platform in hand claiming new convention
Political pundits’ cry for attention

The electorate looks the other way
Saying `why bother’ in the end, we still pay

Each Party claims: `light at the end of the tunnel
Yet the money gets siphoned as quick as water down a funnel

With words like: Promise, Trust and, Honesty, increasingly typical
The populace has reason to grow more tired and  cynical

This vile condition breeds chronic mistrust and skepticism
And a country void of a future and dwindling optimism.

Change To Timeless Promises

Change, to timeless promises, sinks
Into the depths of mental madness;
Driven there by the energies
Expended upon reflection;
Bringing tangled weaves of
Truth to hypocrisies seen;
Weaned on the milked teat
Of societal dream’s rhetoric;
To escape to this tragedy’s
Path dis-remembered;
Each, revisited, forth year’s
First Monday’s November.

22
Jan
12

Is All Sanity Lost?



To anyone keen on global politics, the Republican Party presidential nominee primaries has to be at the top of the chart of things to watch and listen.

To date the campaign has been a roller-coaster ride with each of the original field of eight candidate hopefuls having their `kick at the can’ as favorite with the exception of media cast underdog: Ron Paul.

Exiting the most recent primary of South Carolina it would appear of the remaining four: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingerich, Rick Santorum and last but not least, Senator Ron Paul; Newt Gingrich seems the flavor dejour .

Gingrich’s South Carolina win comes as somewhat of a surprise though rumored leading up to the day of voting as likely to unseat rival Mitt Romney who won New Hampshire and seemingly tied with Santorum in Iowa.

As observer to the 2012 GOP nomination process, what is increasingly disturbing, listening to the rhetoric of the three candidates as each takes turn basking in the spotlight of Republican delegates amour, is the unabashed `call-to-arms’ when discussing the perceived Iranian nuclear program. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate countering the `war-mongering’ position.

By virtue of Romney, Gingrich and Santorum sharing the spotlight if not momentarily, as front runner, what is most alarming and should be of concern to everyone around the globe, is the unanimous support suggested by Republican voters support of continued United States hegemonic and interventionist foreign policy and anti=Islamic propaganda. It is as though a significant segment of US citizens have amnesia when it comes to starting war in the Middle East and their cost to life and treasury.

As stated, Newt Gingrich won South Carolina taking 40 percent of the votes cast against Romney’s 28 percent; Santorum and Paul taking 17 and 13 percent, respectively.

With a commanding win by Gingrich,, with the real potential that he be elected 45th President of the United States, it would be intriguing to know more of his political track-record.

Not surprising, Internet search results are more commentary on his marital misgivings then his politics however, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) [http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Gingrich_Newt] provides a detailed analysis of Gingrich’s path to present glory.

A review of Gingrich’s rise through the mine-laden chasm of politics, it can only be conclude that, despite a concern for Gingrich’s erratic nature and inconsistency in setting policy, the overwhelming concern for all people, should be his stated willingness to pursue military solution to threats and foes to the United States – unilaterally and without consent of its allies if necessary.

The current, greatest threat to world stability is the quagmire of the Middle East: the powder keg being Iran, the fuse Israel, the match, the Untied States. That said, a Gingrich quote taken from the ISP web-site: “waging war against us since 1979,” he has explicitly espoused an emphatic regime-change line, telling CNN in October 2011, “Our goal should be the replacement of the Iranian dictatorship.” should give pause to everyone when considering Newt Gingrich for President.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States electoral populace is more then split on issues of policy both domestic and foreign, they are `scattered’. There are many important and relevant issues by which to divide the electorate, namely: declining economy, rising unemployment, financial crisis in the national debt and, foreign policy related to impending war with Iran to name the most significant. However, what is most telling about the state-of-mind of the voting public and reflected by the main-stream-media is the blatant and obvious disregard for the one candidate most consistent in his platform to address all of these issues is Senator Ron Paul.

To an outside observer it is increasingly difficult to understand how the erratic, vacillating, egregiously blatant lying and, documented ‘flip-flopping’ on policy and other matter by the three leading candidates versus Ron Paul’s consistent and grounded platform, does not permeate with a greater majority of voters then he now enjoys.

Though many find Ron Paul’s platform a radical shift in American doctrine both domestic and foreign, confidence should be garnered from at least knowing what he stands for and what he would do as President unlike his opponents whom have demonstrated conclusively their fallibility of consistency and willingness to acquiesce to pressures imposed by Lobbyst over the interests of the citizens of the United States and the balance of the World.

In conclusion, considering the performance of the Obama administration over the last three-plus years in Office and, the President’s obvious departure from the platform on which he was so stridently elected; should any of the three leading Republican contenders ultimately become the 45th President, seems almost irrelevant. The four years following the January 20th, 2013 inauguration and potentially beyond, will undoubtedly be filled with strife, tension, impending if not full-out conflict that will continue to erode any possibility for sane, peaceful well-being for all people, throughout the World.

18
Jan
12

Whose Spinning the Truth


I produced the following video to speak to the truth that is not being spoken in the course of the Republican Primaries –

18
Jan
12

Cycle of Ignorance


In approximately seven months from today, the citizens of the United States will vote to elect the 45th President of the United States.

Presently the Republican Party is in the process of defining whom amongst a field of what began as eight presidential hopefuls, to what is now five, of whom one will chosen at the GOP National Convention to start the week of August 27, 2012 to be held in Tampa Bay, Florida. The candidate chosen to challenge seated President Barack Obama at the November 5th, 2012 election.

As of this writing, the six Republican candidates are to face-off in the South Carolina primaries on January 21, 2012. At present straw-polls have Mitt Romney in the lead followed by Rick Santorum even though Newt Gingrich was expected to do well in South Carolina. Ron Paul appears to be hold forth place position just ahead of Rick Perry.

To speculate who will ultimately be the front-running favorite come the GOP Convention given the volatility of what is taking place in the State primaries held to date would be that: pure speculation. That said, as it appears now, Mitt Romney is definitely staying the course set very early in the primary process.

Having followed through televised debates and daily news sources both from the main stream media and alternate namely Internet, media, it is increasingly perplexing as to how it is the Mitt Romney in spite of well documented evidence that his stump-speech can change from one day to the next when challenged on issues of foreign policy, occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and most importantly dealing with the economy. To go into specifics would demand a book not an essay therefore it behooves you the reader to check out the veracity of this claim. But most important about Romney’s vacillating platform is how in general, it does not waver significantly from that of President Obama.

Romney continues to promote hegemonic occupations represented by military interventionist strategies throughout the Middle East, he supports failed Keynesian economic driven monetary policies, increased Defense budget spending and, has a proven track record by his greed-driven ambitions as a private-sector businessman that would put dollars of profit ahead of jobs of middle-class Americans that now face increasing unemployment.

On the subject of taxation, though Romney resists demands to release his tax returns from prior years, he has committed to stating that due to a significant portion of his earnings are derived from investments, his effective tax rate is estimated to be approximately fifteen (15) percent. This would have Romney paying less taxes on a percentage basis then the average bus driver.
To add insult to this, Romney fully supports the Bush Tax cuts to the rich legislated by the
G.W. Bush administration.

To compare the platforms of the five remaining candidates as presented via the many debates held to date, to anyone with a modicum of common-sense, with the exception of one of the five, the one commonality that threads them together is that they all stand for the same basic principles of war, increased military spending, continued interventionist foreign policies and monetary backing of the too-big-to-fail banking institution funded by the Federal Reserve at the expense of the American people’s treasury that in turn, mirrors the platform on which the Obama administration has and would continue to operate post November, 2012.

The one exception of note is none other than Ron Paul.

Senator Ron Paul from the outset of the Republican Party primaries that started May 5,2011 has if nothing else been absolutely consistent in his message the central theme of which has been: restoration of the principles of the American Constitution.

Here again, it would take a book to highlight and delve into the specifics of the Ron Paul election platform but what can be said most stridently is that his doctrine of returning American troops not only from present theater of conflict but from the hundreds of military bases threw-out the world in concert with a revised less interventionist foreign policy; gradual elimination of federal income tax; great individual rights to self-determination; abolishing of the Federal Reserve and central banking system structured upon fiat currency; significant cuts to military budget and elimination of federal departments such as Education, Energy, Housing, Commerce and Urban Development in support of a Trillion-dollar cut in federal spending by the end of the first year in Office.

As stated, to compare Ron Paul’s proposed electoral platform to that of the other four candidates, it is blatantly obvious whose platform most reflects a true and heart-felt, common-sense concern for the common-people. Ron Paul as President-elect will have profound and potential positive implications not for just the American population but, for every citizen on Earth.

So what will it take to break the obvious and in your face apparent cycle of ignorance that holds the American electorate blind and hostage to the same old rhetoric and failed policies of Presidential administrations since Ronald Reagan?

The opportunity has never been greater; the implications for the world have never been more significant, then for the outcome of the November 2012 presidential election.

It truly is an imperative for not just voting American citizens to be aware of what Republican presidential nominees and President Obama stand for but, that every caring citizen of this World take an interest in what has the potential to be the most important election in the history of the World. A flaming match is but inches away from a global powder-keg that if not doused by a rational mind as presented by Ron Paul’s candidacy, there is no telling how extensive the damage will be when the fuse is finally lit. And there will be no one to blame but ourselves.

(Linking to this YouTube posted will provide an opportunity to realize some background history as to why the United States and the world is in a precarious and dangerous state. Viewers should ignore that the video favors Ron Paul but rather take it as a first step of the many, to becoming better aware to the facts and ideally to break the present and pervasive: Cycle of Ignorance)




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