America Never Declared War, So War Crimes Don’t Apply ???


Is America at war with Iraq? How about Afghanistan? Pakistan?

The answer to these questions is perhaps the most important concept that the citizens of the republic of the United States can possibly understand.

The answer is… NO!

No legal or constitutional declaration of war has ever been stated, and therefore America is not officially in a state of war. And the implications of this are more far reaching than any of us realize.

Why is this fact so vitally important to the heath and welfare of America?

If you understand nothing else about the so-called “war on terror”, I wish it to be this: without an official declaration of war by way of congressional decree under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, America has no authority or legitimacy to attack, occupy, kill, or enter forcibly into another country. The president of the United States cannot declare war; only the congress can approve war. This means that our president, his cabinet, the Congress, and judicial branches of government are all in violation of our most cherished laws under the Constitution of the United States.

The following are the reasons this fact is so important to comprehend, and why if we don’t stop this from continuing to occur – in Pakistan, then Iran, and eventually in our own beautiful, once free United States itself – We The People of the United States of America will lose everything our Constitution grants to us.

—-> The Geneva Convention – this set of documents, of which America is a signatory, are international treaties binding all States that have accepted them. Almost every State in the world has signed the Geneva Conventions. The 1st and 2nd Geneva Conventions straight forwardly state that the sick, wounded and shipwrecked must be cared for humanely and adequately by the enemy state. “Combatants” must treat members of the enemy armies who are wounded, sick or shipwrecked as carefully as they would treat their own injured or sick. All efforts must be made to collect the dead quickly, to confirm death by medical examination, and to identify bodies and protect them from robbery. Medical equipment must not be intentionally destroyed, and medical establishments and vehicles must not be attacked, damaged or prevented from operating even if they do not contain patients. The 3rd Geneva Convention states: “Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War” members of the armed forces who fall into enemy hands are to be considered without exception to be in the power of the enemy State, not in the hands of the individuals or troops who have captured them. The state is therefore responsible for their soldier’s treatment of POW’s.

The convention clearly states that Prisoners of war MUST BE:

– Treated humanely with respect for their persons and their honor.

– Enabled to inform their next of kin and the Central Prisoners of War Agency (ICRC, the International Red Cross) of their capture.

– Allowed to correspond regularly with relatives and to receive relief parcels.

– Allowed to keep their clothes, feeding utensils and personal effects.

– Supplied with adequate food and clothing.

– Provided with quarters not inferior to those of their captor’s troops.

– Given the medical care their state of health demands.

– Paid for any work they do.

– Repatriated if certified seriously ill or wounded, (but they must not resume active military duties afterwards).

– Quickly released and repatriated when hostilities cease.

In addition, prisoners of war MUST NOT BE:

-Compelled to give any information other than their name, age, rank and service number.

– Deprived of money or valuables without a receipt (and these must be returned at the time of release).

– Given individual privileges other than for reasons of health, sex, age, military rank or professional qualifications.

– Held in close confinement except for breaches of the law, although their liberty can be restricted for security reasons.

– Compelled to do military work, nor work which is dangerous, unhealthy or degrading.

The fourth Geneva Convention is: “Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”, all individuals “who do not belong to the armed forces, take no part in the hostilities and find themselves in the hands of the Enemy or an Occupying Power”

Protected civilians MUST BE:

– Treated humanely at all times and protected against acts or threats of violence, insults and public curiosity.

– Entitled to respect for their honour, family rights, religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs.

– Specially protected, for example in safety zones, if wounded, sick, old, children under 15, expectant mothers or mothers of children under 7.

– Enabled to exchange family news of a personal kind. – Helped to secure news of family members dispersed by the conflict.

– Allowed to practise their religion with ministers of their own faith. Civilians who are interned have the same rights as prisoners of war. They may also ask to have their children interned with them, and wherever possible families should be housed together and provided with the facilities to continue normal family life. Wounded or sick civilians, civilian hospitals and staff, and hospital transport by land, sea or air must be specially respected and may be placed under protection of the red cross/crescent emblem.

Protected civilians MUST NOT BE:

– Discriminated against because of race, religion or political opinion. – Forced to give information.

– Used to shield military operations or make an area immune from military operations.

– Punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. – Women must not be indecently assaulted, raped, or forced into prostitution.

In reference to torture, the Geneva Convention states:

“Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated. Any unlawful act or omission … causing death or seriously endangering the health of a prisoner of war in its custody is prohibited, and will be regarded as a serious breach of the present Convention. Likewise, prisoners of war must at all times be protected, particularly against acts of violence or intimidation and against insults and public curiosity.

“No physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion, may be inflicted on prisoners of war to secure from them information of any kind whatever. Prisoners of war who refuse to answer may not be threatened, insulted, or exposed to any unpleasant or disadvantageous treatment of any kind.”

“Prisoners of war shall enjoy complete latitude in the exercise of their religious duties, including attendance at the service of their faith, on condition that they comply with the disciplinary routine prescribed by the military authorities.”

“The following acts are and shall remain prohibited … cruel treatment and torture; … Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment; “

“Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory … are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”

(Geneva Convention, 1949)
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So, this certainly and without a doubt states that torture is specifically not permitted under these conventions. So why is our government and military (and private security forces contracted by the U.S. government) torturing, maiming, raping, humiliating, water-boarding, and mistreating prisoners and civilians and getting away with it? Why hasn’t anyone called foul: a violation of the Geneva Conventions against innocent civilians and prisoners of war?

Quite simply, it’s because no declaration of war was ever legally made. This is key to understanding America’s disposition…

– No declaration of war means there are no official prisoners of war.

– No declaration of war means the Geneva conventions do not apply.

– No declaration of war means that U.S. soldiers can do whatever they please with no repercussions, since the convention that places responsibility for our soldier’s actions onto the state do not apply.

– No declaration of war means that we are occupying another country or “state” against Article 1, Section 8 of the constitution, which states:

“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States …To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water… To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years…”

The term “enemy combatants” has replaced the terms “prisoner of war” and “civilians”.

Proof of this fact – that no war has been declared in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc… can be found in the following, which aired on CSPAN in October 2002:

During the October 2nd  and 3rd, 2002 House International Relations Committee hearing on the Iraq resolution, Ron Paul introduced an amendment which actually would have simply and officially declared war against Iraq. The following is that simple amendment, which would have put the United States legally and constitutionally at war and, more importantly, subject to Geneva Convention guarantees and other war crimes documents:

AMENDMENT TO H. J. RES. Ll

To be titled: “Joint Resolution declaring a state of war between the United States and the Government of Iraq

OFFERED BY MR. PAUL

– Strike all after the resolving clause and insert the following: ‘‘That pursuant to article I, section 8 of the United States Constitution, a state of war is declared to exist between the United States and the Government of Iraq and the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the United States Armed Forces to carry on war against the Government of Iraq and to bring the conflict to a successful conclusion.”

Mr. Paul also stated earlier of the resolution, as it existed without his amendment:

“We are giving the President the authority to defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq. In other words, we are transferring the power to declare war to the President. He can declare the war and fight the war when he pleases. And that is number one. Number two, equal to number one; (the president will) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions. In this bill that we are working on, they mention United Nations 32 times — I am sorry, 25 times. They never mention article 1, section 8, once.”

“…No matter what you call it, we are talking about a resolution that permits the President to wage war.” – Ron Paul

The committee put Rep. Paul’s amendment to rest (into the trash) with no dissenting votes, and on the afternoon of 10/03/02, the House International Relations Committee passed this resolution, which gave the president (Bush) the power to send our armies into Iraq without a formal declaration of war by congress, without consideration of the unconstitutional act of preemptively attacking a state or country which poses no imminent threat to the United States according to Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, and without the international constraints of the Geneva Convention or any war crimes legislation to restrain our troops from committing heinous acts of torture and violence against innocent woman and children, civilians, Iraqi resistance to foreign invaders, dogs, cats, livestock, or any other living thing in Iraq while “just following orders”.

And now, President Obama has sent troops illegally and unconstitutionally to Pakistan, without an official Congressional declaration of war. He has withdrawn troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and replaced them with even more private security “peace-keepers” like Blackwater (who changed its name to Xe due to such horrible publicity and war crimes charges). And he is about to make the mistake of “preemptively” invading and attempting to occupy Iran, which would be a fatal error in foreign relations considering Iran’s alliance and friendship with both China and Russia.

But then, Obama’s mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski has been after a conflict with Russia since his post as National Security Advisor in the Carter and Reagan administrations.

-Brzezinski advised Carter in 1978 to engage the People’s Republic of China and traveled to Beijing to lay the groundwork for the normalization of relations between the two countries. This also resulted in the severing of ties with the United States’ longtime anti-Communist ally the Republic of China. Also in 1978, Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyła was elected Pope John Paul II—an event which the Soviets believed Brzezinski orchestrated.

In 1979 Brzezinski saw the overthrow of US ally the Shah of Iran, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Iranian Revolution precipitated the Iran hostage crisis, which would last for the rest of Carter’s presidency. Brzezinski anticipated – indeed some some have claimed he even engineered [Matthew Carr, The Infernal Machine: A History of Terrorism from Alexander II to Al-Qaeda, chapter 10.] the Soviet invasion, and, with the support of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the PRC, he created a strategy to undermine the Soviet presence. – [Wikipedia: Zbigniew Brzezinski]

Brzezinski has had his hands in almost all American conflicts and foreign relations, from Red China to Iran Contra to Russia to Afghanistan to Vietnam. In 1981 Brzezinski revealed that he encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot. This was part of a wider policy of forcing the Vietnamese out of Cambodia by funding anti-Vietnamese guerrilla groups that the U.S. helped create. [America Abroad – TIME Magazine]

Understanding that Obama is a student of and was mentored by Zbigniew Brzezinski is imperative to understanding the mentality and intentions of our president and his multitude of not-elected, appointed cabinet members. From Obama’s Chief of Staff – duel Israeli citizen Raum Emanuel, to foreign born Special Adviser Henry Kissinger, these elitist appointees rule our elected officials.

To further decry the importance of the illegality and unconstitutionality of the occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan… a memo was given by White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, dated January 25, 2002, urging President George Bush to declare the war in Afghanistan exempt from the Geneva Convention. In the memo, the corrupted White House lawyer referenced the 1996 law passed by Congress known as the “War Crimes Act”, which banned any American from committing war crimes – defined in part as “grave breaches” of the Geneva convention. The memo warns that the law applies to “U.S.  officials” and that punishments for violators “include the death penalty.” (NewsWeek, May 17, 2004)

Shortly after Gonzales’ memo came out, Secretary Powell wrote a dissenting memo arguing that Alberto Gonzales’ attempt to declare the war in Afghanistan exempt from the Geneva convention undermines more than a century of U.S. policy and practice. In that memo, he states:

“It will reverse over a century of U.S. policy and practice in supporting the Geneva conventions and undermine the protections of the law of war for our troops, both in this specific conflict and in general. … It may provoke some individual foreign prosecutors to investigate and prosecute our officials and troops. … We will be challenged in international forums (UN Commission on Human Rights; World Court; etc.).”

On March 19, 2003, despite these warnings by Powell and others, Bush (not Congress) declared a preemptive war in Iraq.

This one act alone – especially since it was proven that no “weapons of mass destruction” were anywhere near Iraq, nor that Iraq had the capability to produce such weapons, nor that Iraq or Sadam Huesain had anything to do with the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers 1, 2, and 7 and the attack on the pentagon – and since Iraq posed no “imminent threat” to the United States, constitutes a “grave breach” of the Geneva Convention, which states:

“Law enforcement officials shall not use firearms against persons except in self-defense or defense of others against the imminent threat of death or serious injury, to prevent the perpetration of a particularly serious crime involving grave threat to life, to arrest a person presenting such a danger and resisting their authority, or to prevent his or her escape, and only when less extreme means are insufficient to achieve these objectives. In any event, intentional lethal use of firearms may only be made when strictly unavoidable in order to protect life.” (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Fall 1990)

The U.S. Military Code specifies that it is a crime to violate the Geneva convention:

“Whoever, … commits a war crime, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, … and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death. … Definition: As used in this section the term ‘war crime’ means … a grave breach in any of the international conventions signed at Geneva 12 August 1949 [or acts] prohibited by Article 23, 25, 27, or 28 of the Annex to the Hague Convention IV, Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land, signed 18 October 1907 … ” (Section 2441: U.S. Military Code on War Crimes)

Also, after WWII in 1945, the United States led the formation of the “Nuremberg Principles” which formed the United Nations Charter. This charter binds every country in the world. It defines as a crime:

“Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances…”

For a chronological account of the actions taken by the U.S. Military under the leadership of George W. Bush as Commander-in-Chief which lead to multiple violations of the Geneva convention and U.S. Military Code, please go here: http://impeachforpeace.org/evidence/pages/torture.html

I could go on and on with countless violations of the Geneva Conventions, war crimes, Nuremburg principles, etc… but what would be the point? We are not at war.

This one little fact that has been overlooked and not reported by the media is the key to ushering in peace. Acknowledging it would mean the end of these illegal and unconstitutional occupations of innocent countries, and the unwarranted murder and impoverishing of whole populations. It would mean that torture, outrageous POW camps like Guantanamo Bay, and any other war crimes committed by this administration, our troops and Blackwater thugs overseas, and crimes against Americans themselves would be treated as such and punishable by the Geneva Conventions and other war crimes treatises.

The new president continues to abuse the jargon of the previous administration, calling for a “war on terror”. This is ridiculous, and is about as winnable as a war on mosquitoes. This war on terror can best be described as a never ending, un-winnable war, which will continue to allow the United States and the United Nations to invade and terrorize any country, any home, and even any American who challenges the corporate fascist control of America and abroad.

While we as mindless sheep continue to refer to the events in the middle east as:

the “war in Iraq

thewar in Afghanistan”

the new “war in Pakistan

and the impending “war with Iran” – which will no doubt lead to something akin to awar with the world”…

These politicians and appointed officials are making fortunes for their lobbyists and elitist co-conspirators though the corporations they own, chair, direct, advise, and profit from by awarding no-bid contracts to them in these occupied countries, but only after our military destroys them to create the need for reconstruction.

It is time for the American people to wake up and take responsibility for the war crimes and human rights violations that our government is perpetrating against the people, the families, and the innocents of the Middle-East. This will not stop until they have taken over, through the United Nations, all of the nation-states, not excluding our own. We, as responsible citizens can no longer afford to ignore these crimes. For the only other way that this will stop, is for the citizenry to stand up and say, “NO MORE KILLING”

We must do something now… for the hour is late, and every innocent death is on all of our hands. And they get bloodier by the hour.

Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
Sunday, October 11, 2009

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Alternative Reality Test


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Directions:

Before you are a series of two lists: labeled (A) and (B).

Please choose the list in each section that you most relate to in everyday life – and put a star by it.

If at the end of this test you have any stars in the (A) column, you are likely so out of touch with reality that you should report immediately for de-programming.

Please start now:

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(A) Privacy.

(B) CCTV, On camera, Recorded, Taped, Data-based, Warrantlessly wiretapped, Illegally searched and seized, Identity theft, Internet records, Cookies, Reference numbers, Records, Profiles, Documentation, Verification, Mothers maiden name, Social Security Number, Case number, Jury duty, Civic duty, Cashless society, National ID, National Medical Registry, GPS, On Star, The U.S. Census, Employment History, Medical history, Criminal background, Background check, Two forms of I.D, Automatic withdrawal, Tax, Duty tax, Interest, Federal government, Federal income tax, IRS, FBI, CIA, Police records, Fusion centers, Unlawful entry, Junk mail, Spam, Mailing lists, Phone lists, Cold calls, Sales calls, Prank calls, Advertisements, Commercials, Sobriety checks, Police checkpoints, Police brutality, Gun confiscations, Gun bans, And in general too much government intervention into individual state and personal God-given Constitutional rights.

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(A) Call the police.

(B) Dial 9-1-1, Hold while I transfer you, Wait for the police, Get no help, Complain about the police, Get harassed by the police, Stop calling the police, Learn self defense, Buy a gun, and then learn to help yourself.

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(A) Police, Protect and serve.

(B) Police state, Police brutality, Police beatings, Police theft, Embezzlement, Illegal checkpoints, Loss of Posse Comitatus Act (military now can be used as law enforcement), Loss of right to speak to police only through an attorney (deletes the 5th and 6th Amendments), Tazered, Tazered to death, “Don’t Tazer me bro!”, North-Com, Soldiers on the streets, Foreign soldiers in America, Militia vilification, Please hold for the next available officer, The largest street-gang in America, “Not required to protect a citizen…”, Mace, Pepper spray, Batons, Night sticks, Guns, Machine guns, Microwave weapons, Negative energy weapons, SWAT, DEA, ATF, Anti-terrorism units, Local police, City Police, County police, State police, District police, Private Police, Traffic police, Parking police, Doughnut police, Marshalls, Bounty hunters, Homeland Security, Private Security, Airport security, The National Guard, and let’s not forget “Peace-keeping” forces.

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(A) Right to bear arms.

(B) Gun bans, Gun confiscations, Gun registry, Bullet confiscations, Bullet registry, NRA, Search and seizures, Loss of 2nd Amendment rights, Bowling for Columbine, and David Koresh at Waco.

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(A) Terrorism, Terrorists.

(B) Patriot, Veteran, Gun owner, 2nd Amendment supporter, 3rd Party Candidate, Ron Paul supporter, 9-11 Truther, Alternative news outlets, Civil disobedience, Activists, Protestors, Constitutional supporters, Quoting the Constitution, Carrying the Constitution on your person, Taking pictures, Video camera operators, Public speakers, Peaceful gatherings, Peaceful protest, Holding a sign, Posting a ‘negative’ flyer, Hate speech, Thought crime, Political and government criticism, and flying a flag upside down to traditionally signify we’re all in a whole lot of trouble.

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(A) 9/11 “Truth”.

(B) Crazy commie conspiracy theory loving racist white-supremacist anti-Semitic hate speech spewing country-hating flag burning terrorists!

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(A) Diplomacy and Peace.

(B) Tariffs, Sanctions, Restrictions, Veto’s, Directives, Murder, Torture, Government terrorism, False-Flag terrorism, Economic upheaval, Oil and mineral depletion, Destruction of infrastructure, Bombing, Invasion, Occupation, War, Rendition, Genocide, Propaganda, Lies, Fox News, Authorized force, 9-11, 7-7, Economic hit-men, Assassination, Staged coo’s, Managed revolutions, Fixed elections, Voting fraud, Patriot Acts 1-3, Ignoring the Geneva Convention, Permanent state of emergency, Secrecy, Subversive activity, Agent provocateurs, Conspiracies, Military expansion, Debt for land pacts, Land grabs, No-bid contracts, Weapons sales, Nation building, Security grids, United Nations expansion, Zionist expansion, Holocaust lies, And a history that’s always written by the victors.

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(A) Sovereignty, United States.

(B) United Nations (UN), North American Union (NAU), European Union (EU), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Organization of American States (OAS), Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), World government, World Economic Forum, World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund (IMF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Program (WFP), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODCCP), United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network (UNCJIN), International Labor Organization (ILO), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC), World Directory of Criminological Resources (WDCR), Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Tri-Lateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, Carlyle Group, The New World Order, Open Borders Policy, Globalization, International affairs, Universal Health Care, Protocols of Zion, Iron Mountain, Nationalism, The ever expanding Federal government, And the Smart Grid.

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(A) Diversity, Pride, Respect, Equality, Equal Rights, and Self-determination.

(B) Racial profiling, Quota laws, Equal Opportunity, The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), La Raza, National Council of La Raza, The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), National Immigration Law Center, United Negro College Fund, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Poverty and Race Research Action Council, American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Jewish Council for Public Affairs, National Council of Jewish Women, United Jewish Communities, American Association of People with Disabilities, National Disability Rights Network, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, NETWORK – A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Religious Action Center, Center for Community Change, Center for Women Policy Studies, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, National Women’s Law Center, Women of Vision and Action, National Partnership for Women and Families, Child Welfare League of America, Community Action Partnership, and on and on and on. But as for rights groups for the increasingly threatened and undermined average working-class white male in America… Sorry but the only thing I could find was the Klux Klux Klan, and a bunch of comments about the white devil. ☹

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(A) New, Well Built, Durable.

(B) Used, Recycled, Second-hand, Vintage, Natural, Green, Day old, On sale, Plastic, Cheap, Economical, Disposable, Non-reusable, Affordable, Inexpensive, Refurbished, Restored, Mocked, Smartened up, Renovated, Painted, Redecorated, Renewed, Revamped, Fixed up, Overhauled, and Reassembled.

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(A) Quality.

(B) Quantity.

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(A) Hand made.

(B) Mass produced and Manufactured in foreign factory sweat-shops.

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(A) Value, Made in America.

(B) Implied value, Made in China, Outsourced, Re-distributed, Imported, Sweat shops, Indentured servitude, Slave labor, Prison labor, Mass-produced, Futures, Derivatives, Bubbles, Monetary devaluation, Quantitative easing, Fractional Reserve System, Fiat currency, Public Debt, Toxic Assets, Interest rate fluctuation, Inflation and Deflation, Hyper-inflation, Hyper-deflation, Monopolies, Cartels, Free market, Free trade, Stock options, Financial crisis, Real estate crisis, Commercial real estate crisis, Economic crisis, Banking crisis, Derivatives crisis, Subprime mortgage crisis, Budgets, Comprehensive Annual Reports (CAFR), American Bankers Association (ABA), Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Cash for Clunkers, Banker bail-outs, Resident alien President Barry Satoro (Barrack Husain Obama) and, for what it’s worth… Hope and Change!

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(A) Conserve, Reuse.

(B) Disposable, Recyclable, Plastic, Throw away, or as the newest sect of the most holy brainwashed likes to call it… Green.

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(A) God Given Rights.

(B) Federally Mandated Privileges.

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(A) Free Speech.

(B) Free-speech zones.

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(A) Freedom, Able to do.

(B) Allowed to do temporarily but only at certain times on certain days between the hours of… but not on holidays, and you’ll need a permit but remember no food or drink, pets, kids, glass, bikes, fire, guns, nudity, fun, laughter, loud noise, or anything non-green allowed, and only in the perimeter of a certain area, but not in the red or blue zone unless otherwise posted, and then not without special permission and a state or county license for special day use, but, definitely not overnight. Oh, and please recycle. ☺

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(A) Freedom, Life, liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

(B) Debt, Taxes, Interest, Tariffs, Tolls, Fines, Levies, Fees, Dues, Duties, Orders, Finance charges, Excises, Audits, Permits, Licenses, Contracts, Wills, Laws, Illegalities, Commandments, Articles, Rules, Regulations, Restrictions, Requirements, Requisites, Prerequisites, Post-Requisites, Documentation, Obligations, Restraints, Constraints, Options, Margins, Perimeters, Conditions, Clauses, Tenure, Status, Etiquette, Protocol, Propriety, Political Correctness, Posted limits, Speed limits, Size limits, Weight limits, CCTV, Red-light cameras, Citations, Tickets, Quotas, Discrimination, “Equal Opportunity”, Signs, Signals, Boundaries, Borders, Fences, Zones, Zoning, Associations, Secret societies, Memberships, Exclusions, Excommunications, Directives, Mandates, Sanctions, Liability, Requisition, Confiscation, Eminent Domain, Restraint, Restraining orders, Position, Possession, Influence, Ownership, Control, Lawsuits, Punishment, Capital punishment, Jail, Detention, Psychiatric observation followed by a Psychiatric evaluation, Rendition, Custody, Confinement, Captivity, Incarceration, Imprisonment, Arrest, Manhunts, Warrants, Americas Most Wanted, One- child policies, Eugenics, Mandatory abortion, Mandatory sterilization, Fluoridated water supply, Forced inoculation, Genocide, Ethnic cleansing, Required insurance, Prescriptions, Referrals, Waiting Lists, Denial of care, Socialism, Fascism, Corporatism, Nationalism, Liberalism, Free speech zones, Terrorist watch lists, No-fly lists, and Classified information.

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(A) Identity, Individualism, Self-Awareness, We the people.

(B) Identity theft, Name, Social Security number, Height, Weight, Gender, Eye-color, Hair-color, Facebook, Myspace, Your channel, Your profile, Your stats, Your handle, Your avatar, Your photos, Your pics, Projected self-image, Character, M.O, RFID microchip, REAL ID Act, National ID card, Barcodes, Implantable identification microchip, Facial recognition software, Biometrics, Eye scans, Retinal scans, Thumbprints, Forced DNA testing, Genetics, Cloning, Gene splicing, Eugenics, Trans-humanism, Mailing lists, Email lists, Phone lists, Contact lists, Unauthorized Biographies, Opinions, Beliefs, Orthodoxy, Faith, Brain-washing, Re-education, Conformity, Acceptance, Popularity, Tradition, Convention, Obeying the rules, Playing the Game, Running the rat race, Your personal self-worth, Stature, Statistics, Numbers, Personal files, Personal history, Personal records, Disassociation, Lack of Empathy, Breast implants, Collagen, Botulism, Make-up, Make-over, Tattoos, Piercing, Plastic surgery, Facial reconstruction, Liposuction, Tummy tucks, Nose jobs,  Augmentation, Reduction, Look-a-likes, Metro-sexuals, Herd mentality, Group-think, Sheep, Plebs, Pleebs, Commoners, Middle class, Useless eaters, Cannon fodder, Pawns, and “Uniquely American!”

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(A) Romance, Love, Marriage.

(B) Dating shows, Dating lines, Dating personals, Dating referrals, Dating websites, Dating services, Online dating, Speed dating, E-Harmony, Cruising, Phone sex, Bathroom sex, Web-cams, Hookups, Porn, Child pornography, Bath-houses, Multiple partners, Polygamy, Divorce, Las Vegas, Prostitution, Cheating, Indulgence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Three-ways, Four-ways, Five-ways, Six-ways, and at some point group sex, Orgies, Loss of family values, The Dating Game, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, The Newlywed Game, Married With Children, Cheaters, Strip tease, Strip shows, Sex arcades, Sex shops, Sex books, Sex sites, Sex parties, Madonna and Britney Spears, XXX, S&M, Leather, Pain, Whips and chains, Fantasies, Prison Sex, Rape, Prison rape, Gang rape, Rape rooms, Ritual Sex, Tantric sex, Sex Changes, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Transvestites, And let’s not forget the rampant unpunished pedophilia by priests and politicians.

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(A) Reality, Common sense, The real world, and the Truth.

(B) Reality TV, Virtual reality, Alternative reality, Cyber, Computer generated, Second Life, Holographic, 2D, 3D, 4D, online gaming-shopping-dating-chatting-sex-commerce-business and worlds, Pyramid schemes, Perception, Presumption, Imitation, Counterfeit, Falsified, Simulated, Replicated, Lies, Phony, Bogus, Sham, Pretend, The History Channel, National Geographic, News, Fake news, Fox News, Alternative news, Propaganda, Cartoons, Animation, Adult programming, Distraction, Pacing, Leading, Flicker rates, Trance induction, Enhanced suggestibility, Hypnotic suggestion, Ericksonian techniques, Predictive programming, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Non-dominant hemisphere programming, Hidden meanings, Imbedded suggestions, Subliminal messaging, Emotional transfer, Psychological warfare, Pre-programmed response adaptation, Linking statements, Causality Bridges, Subconscious manipulation, Duplicity, Deception, Media, Magazines, Movies, Television, Sitcoms, Dramas, Cop shows, Detective shows, Law and Order times four, Romance novels, Fiction, Science-fiction, Biographies, Autobiographies, Ghost writers, Religions (100’s if not 1000’s of them!), Fashion, Symbolism, Ozone Depletion, Global warming, Global cooling, Global change, Climate change, Bullshit, Space aliens, Flying saucers, Project Bluebeam, The Man on the Moon, And an international organization of terrorists who hates America for its freedom (LOL) – the new-fangled, virtual way of saying ha-ha-ha.

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(A) Trust.

(B) Credit rating, Contractual obligations, Charters, Court appointed attorney, Sign them up, Lease, Agreements, Deeds, Bonds, Bail, Parole, Indentured, Tattle-tail, Lie detectors, Spy, Watch, Cyber-spy, Surveillance, Tail, Wiretap, Foreclosure, Repossession, Seizure, Bankruptcy, Debt, Hold, and Incarceration.

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(A) Pride, Hard working.

(B) Overworked, Under paid, Unionized, Part-time, Temporary, Seasonal, On-call, No benefits, Government worker, Laid off, Let go, Without a job, Jobless, Out of work, Out of a job, Unwaged, Made redundant, Unemployed, On unemployment, Unskilled laborer, Idle, Bum, Homeless, Poor, Unfortunate, Unlucky, A drain on society, On the streets, Food stamps, Food lines, Destitute, Without a roof over your head, Down-and-out, Down on your luck, FRLO’d, Incompetent, Dismissed, Not needed, Not hiring, Not experienced, Too experienced, Work reduction, Fired, and not economically viable.

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(A) A well-regulated Militia.

(B) National Guard, Black-Water, American Police Force, Private security, and an “all-volunteer” army.

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(A) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts.

(B) Sponsored by Homeland Security and the Obama youth corps.

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(A)
Education.

(B) Job training, Dumbing down, Multiple choice answers, Detention, Suspension, Expulsion, Written up, Warned, Metal detectors, School uniforms, New and improved history books, Book bans, Budget cuts, Gambling, The lottery, The Lotto, Sports budget upsurge, Educational budget down swell, Music and arts program annihilation, After-school programs severed, Home schooling outlawed, Underpaid teachers, Vaccinations required, Ritalin, Prozac, Lithium, Anti-depressants, Anti-Psychotics, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Learning disabilities, Autism, Special education, School shootings, and ROTC.

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(A) After school activities.

(B) Video games, Television, Internet surfing.

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(A) Family dinner by the TV.

(B) TV Dinner.

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(A) Mother, Father, and Parental guidance.

(B) Reeducation, Sexual Education, Health Education, Death Education, Home Economics, Child Protective Services (CPS), Child support, Juvenile Hall, Child care, Day care, Agencies, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Nanny’s, Mid-wives, Maids, Babysitters, Latch key kids, Pre-school, Finishing school, Boarding school, Military school, Abortion, Adoption, Orphanages, Wards of the state, Supervised visitation, Child custody, Custody battles, Child abuse, Domestic violence, Child slavery, Child prostitution, Child pornography, TV dinners, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Massive Multiplayer Online Worlds, Television, After-school television programming, and the corporation known as Disney.

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(A)
Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Holidays.

(B) Christmas tree, Gifts, Ham, Mistletoe, Lights, Rudolf, Santa Claus, Football, Bingo, Turkey, Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter dresses, The Easter Bunny, Days off, 3 day weekends, Parties, Tailgate parties, Keggers, Leprechauns, Rainbows, Festivals, Celebrations, Feasts, Vacation, No work, No school, Spring Break, Christmas break, Easter break, Flags, Fireworks, Sparklers, Red Devil brand, “St. Valentine” who was no saint at all, Cupid, Chocolate, Candy, Roses, Greeting cards, Green beer, Green Cloths, Green rivers, Pinch me, Holiday cartoons, Holiday specials, Holiday shopping, Last minute shopping, Pre-sales, Post-sales, White sales,  Christmas sales, Consumerism, Materialism, Greed, Desire, Gluttony, Self-indulgence, The Rockefeller Center, and the total abandonment of who or what was being celebrated in the first place.

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(A)
Talking, Reading, Writing.

(B) Texting, Typing, Messaging, Instant messaging, Watching, Viewing, Screening, Presentations, Exhibitions, Productions, Playing, Gaming, MMO, Email, Voicemail, Picture mail, Video mail, Voice/speech recognition, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Chat, Blog, Web-cam, Vonage, Hyper-text, Ebonics, Press (2) for English, Computer interface, E-books, Books on tape, Book bans, Censorship, Cell phone, I-Phone, Speaker phone, Video phone, Answering machine, and leave me a message.

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(A) Music.

(B) Computerized, Synthesized, Electronic, Electronica, Psychedelic, Underground, Underworld, Modern, Mixed, Re-made, Re-mixed, Rave, Dance, Techno, Rave, Trip-hop, Drum and bass, Acid, Dance hall, Spoken word, Rap, Gangsta Rap, Reggae, Rasta, Soca, Dub, Dubstep, Caribbean, Calypso, Pop, Soul, Neo Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B, Old-School, New-School, Urban, Street, Acoustic, Unplugged, Live, Raw, Blues, Rock, Acid Rock, Punk Rock, Grunge Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Slow Rock, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Canadian Rock, Easy Rock, Easy Listening, Folk, Country, Love songs, Religious, Christian, Christmas, Gospel, Chamber, Choir, Chanting, Tribe, House, Deep House, Garage, Lounge, Classical, Traditional, Contemporary, Baroque, Instrumental, World, Funk, Jazz, Smooth jazz, Soft jazz, Acid jazz, Flamenco, Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Bose Nova, Persian, African, Disco, Big band, Swing, Orchestral, Local, Mainstream, Unsigned, Up-and-coming, Free-form, Popular, Ambient, Ethereal, Eclectic, Inspirational, New age, New wave, Surf, Oldies, Goodies, Golden oldies, Classics, New, Billboard, Top 40, Music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Hits of yesterday-today and tomorrow, Solo, A cappella, Independent, and of course… Alternative!

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(A) Clean Water.

(B) Bottled water, Filtered water, Spring water, Distilled water, Boiled water, Artesian water, Imported water, Drinking water, Treated water, Fluoridated water, City water, Desalinated water, Carbonated water, Ozonated water, Oxygenated water, Sterilized water, Grey water, Black water, Sewer water, Irrigation water, Chlorinated water, Ion exchanged, Reverse osmosis, Ultraviolet treated, Charcoal filtered, Fiber filtered, Micro-filtered, Nano-filtered, Ultra-filtered, Membrane filtered, Soda water, Soda, Diet soda, Diet drinks, Protein shakes, Smoothies, Coffee, Tea, Juice, Gatorade, Beer, Alcohol, Health drinks, Caffeinated beverages, Pick-me-up, Shots, Stimulants, Hair of the dog, Tonic, Thirst quencher, Juice (10% juice), Concentrated, Regurgitated, Reconstituted, Mixed with, Combined with, Refined, Cultured, Cultivated, Assorted, Acid washed, Bleached, Blended, Fused, Merged, Brought together, Fresh, All-Natural, Wholesome, Fortified, Preserved, Processed, Liquefied, Savory, Zesty, Tangy, Tart, Sharp, Biting, Jolting, Flavorful, Flavor enhanced –with- High Fructose Corn Syrup, Regular Corn Syrup, Sugar, Dextrose, Sucralose, Saccharin, Aspartame, and other poisons and Excito-toxins… It really hits the spot and is quite refreshing.

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(A) Whole, Fresh, Raw, Nutritious, and Healthy.

(B) Powdered, Bleached, Instant, Synthetic, Imitation, Artificial, Packaged, Pre-packaged, Preserved, Pre-cooked, Microwavable, Frozen, Processed, Nutritionally fortified, Hot-house, Refined, Manufactured, Pasteurized, Fried, Reconstituted, Diet, All natural, Genetically modified, Reduced, Sugar free, Fat free, Non-fat, Low fat, Low sodium, Light, Small, Super-sized, Large, Extra-Large, Big Gulp, Buffet, Nutrition Bar, Power Bar, Powdered Protein Shake, and Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.

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(A) Fruit and Vegetable group.

(B) Potato chips, French fries, Onion rings, Blooming onion, Fried zucchini sticks, Jalapeño poppers, Vegetable chips, Lettuce wraps, V8 (high sodium), Ketchup, Condiments, Campbell’s Soup, Fruit bars, Fruit Roll-ups, Fruit flavored, Pop tarts, Juice (10% juice plus high fructose corn syrup), Pills (vitamin and mineral supplements), Canned, Frozen Waxed, Irradiated, Hot-house, Pastes, Concentrates, Homogenized, Pasteurized, Genetically modified, Round-Up Ready, and Non-organic.

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(A) Meat group.

(B) Spam, Hot dogs, Cold cuts, Lunchmeats, Lunchables, Fillers, Soy Burgers, Veggie burgers, Vegetable Protein, Seitan, Slim Jim, Fast food, McDonalds sausage, Taco Bell’s ground beef-like substance, Domino’s slightly meaty pizza toppings, Parts from 100 cows, Deviled meat, Chip beef, Frozen, Microwavable, Easy, Lean, and by the way… why is a beef burger called a “ham” burger?

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Perspective… It’s a nice thing to have.

And from my perspective, we are one messed up society!

Now… go back to your blissful ignorance and forget I ever brought any of this up.

That’s the American way, right?

Peace and love to all…    (two things I hope we can still relate to; the human version, not the hollywood one.)

Oh, and if you answered (A) for 911 truth… well all right, that’s a start.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

October 8, 2009