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  • Who runs Hollywood? C'mon [2008]

    04/27/2015 5:19:18 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/19/2008 | Joel Stein
    I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. ... The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement,...
  • Federal Spending in the States

    04/20/2015 12:41:38 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    The PEW Charitable Trusts ^ | 12/2/2014 | Staff
    Overview The federal government spent $3.1 trillion in the states during its 2013 fiscal year. ... For nearly three decades, the U.S. Census Bureau produced the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, an annual look at the geographic distribution of federal spending. But following the publication of the fiscal 2010 data, the Census Bureau discontinued the report. To fill this data gap, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ fiscal federalism initiative prepared this analysis and companion methodology. ... Retirement benefits payments to individuals include Social Security retirement, survivor, and disability payments; veterans benefits; and other federal retirement and disability payments. Social Security accounts for...
  • Sick of Chemtrail Haze Over NJ [Vanity]

    04/19/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 149 replies
    Vanity | 4/19/2015 | Self
    I've watched the weather here for 50 years; growing up we did not have haze at 30,000 ft for months on end. Every day, it's like being in a greehouse, an obvious light filter prevents the full sunlight from reaching the ground. The past few years they've turned up the haze a lot. Spring - so far only 2 or 3 days above 70. Summers have been very cool. Have not had a really clear day in a long time. Decades ago, had really clear days all the time. What's really annoying is that they think we're so stupid we...
  • The Cuba Opportunity Summit: High-Velocity Growth [America's Elites doing what they do]

    04/02/2015 12:07:43 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 3 replies
    The Wharton School ^ | 4/1/2015 | Staff
    Breaking Summit Updates EVENT SOLD OUT After our most recent announcement that Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State will be delivering a keynote address at The Cuba Opportunity Summit on April 1st, our few remaining available tickets quickly sold out however, we keep receiving registration requests and are working with the Nasdaq to increase capacity. We therefore invite you to join the waitlist if you are still keen to attend. ... As originally reported on January 14, 2015 by Knowledge@Wharton, for some five decades, economic relations between the U.S. and Cuba...
  • How Dubai Became Dubai

    02/06/2015 9:16:49 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    nextcity.org ^ | 2/27/2013 | Daniel Brook
    ... Indeed, until President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 declaration —“Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists” — the Emirati royals really were with both; the UAE played the seemingly impossible game of being friends with both the Americans, for whom Dubai serves as the largest overseas naval port, and the man who had declared war on America. Hardly dyed-in-the-wool jihadis, the Emirati royals likely saw bin Laden as an eccentric buddy — part of their social milieu of Gulf Arab millionaire heirs but with an added frisson of radical chic.” ... “While in the foreign concessions...
  • Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Worker's Right, Not a Privilege [VJ at linkedin.com]

    01/15/2015 8:38:18 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 37 replies
    linkedin.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Anyone who has ever faced the challenge of raising or supporting a family, while holding down a job, has faced tough choices along the way, and likely felt stretched between the financial and personal needs of their family. ... So on Thursday, President Obama will call on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, which would allow millions of working Americans to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time — and call on states and cities to pass similar laws. The President will outline a new plan to help states create paid leave programs, and provide...
  • Baaaaaaaa ! The Sheeple Have Spoken !

    11/05/2014 8:09:58 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 32 replies
    Vanity | 11/5/2014 | Self
    And the financial elites, having a good laugh at the sheeple's expense, marvel at how gullible the sheeple are. Wakey-wakey time, sheeple. The plan to disarm you and continue "culling" from the flock to keep the "population down" continues... The process of stuffing many of you full of heroin continues on a global scale... with the "masters" profiting all the way... The immorality push continues... The government spending continues, adding to the tax burden on the widdew sheeple that work, and enriching their masters... Consumer price increases continue to squeeze the sheeple... Work continues to move overseas, squeezing the sheeples'...
  • How The West Created ISIS … with a little help from our friends.

    09/17/2014 10:53:07 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 51 replies
    MINTPRESS NEWS ^ | 9/13/2014 | Nafeez Ahmed
    ... Military action is necessary to halt the spread of the ISIS/IS “cancer,” said President Obama. Yesterday, in his much anticipated address, he called for expanded airstrikes across Iraq and Syria, and new measures to arm and train Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces. “The only way to defeat [IS] is to stand firm and to send a very straightforward message,” declared Prime Minister Cameron. “A country like ours will not be cowed by these barbaric killers.” Missing from the chorus of outrage, however, has been any acknowledgement of the integral role of covert US and British regional military intelligence strategy...
  • National Intelligence Estimate NIE 99-17D, The Global Infectious Disease Threat...

    08/06/2014 10:21:23 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 19 replies
    National Intelligence Council ^ | January 2000 | National Intelligence Council
    New and reemerging infectious diseases will pose a rising global health threat and will complicate US and global security over the next 20 years. These diseases will endanger US citizens at home and abroad, threaten US armed forces deployed overseas, and exacerbate social and political instability in key countries and regions in which the United States has significant interests. ... At least 30 previously unknown disease agents have been identified since 1973, including HIV, Ebola, hepatitis C, and Nipah virus, for which no cures are available. ... Immigration. Approximately 1 million immigrants and refugees enter the United States legally each...
  • FRAMING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND U.S. PUBLIC OPINION

    08/06/2014 9:46:32 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 25 replies
    Doctoral Dissertation ^ | 2011 | Mita Saksena
    ... To influence American public opinion and enlist support for related domestic and foreign policies, both domestic agencies and international organizations have framed infectious diseases as security threats, human rights disasters, economic risks, and as medical dangers. This study investigates whether American attitudes and opinions about infectious diseases are influenced by how the issue is framed. It also asks which issue frame has been most influential in shaping public opinion about global infectious diseases when people are exposed to multiple frames. The impact of media frames on public perception of infectious diseases is examined through content analysis of newspaper reports....
  • GOING NORTH ... Migration in Guatemala [UNICEF leaks stats on family reunification]

    08/03/2014 8:58:50 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    UNICEF ^ | 2011 | UNICEF
    Excerpt... from page 8... Causes of emigration 51.7% to earn a better salary 37.2% to find a job 1.6% to build a home 3.2% family reunification From pages 62-63 Immigration Policy Recommendations 1) Provide legal assistance to migrants at the places of origin, transit and destination through consulates and embassies ... 2) Negotiate with banks to open low-interest credit lines for the population receiving remittances. ... 2) NGOs, support networks and trade unions, among others, can train migrants in destination countries on labor and social rights, promoting the unionization of immigrants ... page 54... In 2005, about 75% of the...
  • Assault Weapons Backgrounder [USCCB position from 2005]

    08/03/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 14 replies
    US Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | February 2005 | USCCB
    February 2005 Assault Weapons On September 13, 2004, the Assault Weapons Ban expired without action by Congress to extend it. The Ban was originally passed in 1994 to prohibit the manufacture and importation, for civilian use, of 19 specific military weapons and the future production of copycat weapons. A recent analysis by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence found that during the past ten years, while the Assault Weapons Ban was in place, the number of banned assault weapons used in crimes declined by more than 65%. The failed legislation (S. 1034), which would have extended the ban for...
  • Strangers No Longer Together on the Journey of Hope

    08/03/2014 5:58:46 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 3 replies
    usccb.org ^ | 1/22/2003 | US Conference of Catholic Bishops
    A Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration from the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States ... 30. While recognizing the right of the sovereign state to control its borders, Exsul Familia also establishes that this right is not absolute, stating that the needs of immigrants must be measured against the needs of the receiving countries: ... III. Sovereign nations have the right to control their borders. 36. The Church recognizes the right of sovereign nations to control their territories but rejects such control when it is exerted merely for the purpose of acquiring additional wealth. More powerful economic nations, which...
  • Psalm 66 [acapella Psalm-singing]

    07/27/2014 8:59:14 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | 7/27/2014 | The Lord
    Here's a Psalm to sing along to for a beautiful Lord's Day - Exclusive-psalmody Psalm-singing, Psalm 66: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6fIUcK8d_U&list=UUSO3nQGLd7V7XzoFwP3dxNQ The full text, KJV, with study guides (at Related Resources link): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+66&version=KJV
  • Your Congressman refuses to stop Mexico Border games, choosing to work for the Ford Foundation

    07/10/2014 12:55:50 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 2 replies
    Vanity | 7/10/2014 | Self
    The most any Congressman is doing about the Federal importation of illegal aliens is spewing political rhetoric. This is a pre-planned operation that has been the focus of the financial elites and the hundreds, if not thousands, of well-endowed foundations in their foundation system for over a decade. Fedgov leaders know all about this program, but will never discuss it publicly. They will always do nothing to hinder the foundation system's goals. All one has to do is research a little on the foundations' (like Ford Foundation) websites, where they happily disclose their seemingly unending desire to help corporate America...
  • Congress poised to slash funding for new Homeland Security headquarters

    07/04/2014 9:08:40 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 16 replies
    Washington Post blog ^ | 7/3/2014 | JERRY MARKON
    The Department of Homeland Security’s long-delayed new headquarters is running into trouble in Congress again, with Republican lawmakers seeking to end funding for the troubled project and Democrats recommending cuts. ... The final amount of funding for the decade-old project — billed as critical for national security and the revitalization of Southeast Washington — is unclear. ... Construction of the massive centralized headquarters is already running more than $1.5 billion over budget. The complex on the grounds of St. Elizabeths — a onetime mental hospital with a panoramic view of the District — was to be finished as early as...
  • Media Blackout on US President Chewing Gum During D-Day Ceremony

    06/07/2014 10:32:36 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 67 replies
    Vanity | 6/7/2014 | Self
    I'm still hearing coverage of the President being at the D-Day ceremony. But not a peep about his gum-chewing. Which was an intentional act, and its purpose was to show disrespect to the the US military and America, and thus be an insult to patriotic Americans. Republican politicians are, for the most part, silent in the matter. This is a great example of why the Republican party is part of the problem, not part of the solution. What's needed is Christian dominion over all political parties, not over one, and allowing other political parties to be anti-Christ, with no internal...
  • Disgusting, Shameless D-Day Spectacle in Normandy

    06/06/2014 8:52:15 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 44 replies
    Vanity | 6/4/2014 | Self
    This morning the BBC and Euronews TV were carrying what was advertised as the D-Day commemoration at Ouistreham beach in Normandy, France. What started as a tribute to the wonderful veterans, who were seated in the hot sun whilst the elites relaxed under the structures built for the occasion, quickly degraded into mindless, godless pandering for World Socialism by International Banking's puppet administrator in France, Hollande. Just when I thought they would proceed with something sensible, Hollande gave way to a most disgusting, new world order, fabian socialist, godless, modern dance propaganda infomercial for totalitarian statist globalist new world order....
  • Iran tries to block Afghanistan’s opium boom

    06/05/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 12 replies
    Post Register (AP) ^ | 6/4/2014 | Staff
    TAIBAD, Iran (AP) — In the face of Afghanistan’s unprecedented boom in opium production, neighboring Iran is trying to baton down its border to slow down smuggling, building moats, walls and other large-scale projects. ... Neighboring Afghanistan has all the makings of a narco-state and is the main source of drugs coming into Iran and headed to other markets in Europe and the United States. Last year, 209,000 hectares (806 square miles) of poppies were planted across Afghanistan, up 36 percent over the year before. They produced an estimated 5,500 metric tons (6,062 tons) of opium, according to the United...
  • How To Give Like Mark Zuckerberg

    05/13/2014 1:23:55 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2010 | Janet Novack, Forbes Staff
    ... These days you can convert everything from real estate to private company stock to hedge fund shares into a charitable kitty. Moreover, depending on what you give, to what kind of charity and how you time your donation, you may get a much more valuable tax break than if you’d just given cash. Example: Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is funding his $100 million commitment to Newark, N.J. schools by donating stock to a supporting organization (a rich man’s donor-advised fund) at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a public charity. If he’d sold $100 million in Facebook shares and...