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This war on our minds.

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posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 11:42 PM
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I am realizing more and more that there is a constant war on our minds that is being played by the global elite.

Okay, so we're in election season, even still, keep in mind, that political candidates are constantly showing their campaign ads on television, trying to win the independent voters and the voters who are still undecided with who they want to vote for.

Why is there so much cynicism in Washington right now? I trust Barack Obama a heck of a lot more than I trust John McCain but I can't stand hearing about either candidate anymore. I just want a break from all of this. I want a break from politics, and, from the news.

I don't know about you, but, I'm making it a point to NOT watch the news on television. Rather than watching the news, I'm trying to watch lighter shows, like comedy shows, that would make me feel a little more at easy and make me able to kind of laugh at certain situations, or, at least, realize how bad reality has gotten over the last few months... I'm on strike against news agencies because they have are basically making attempt to gain control of our minds much like they've always been doing.

I'm just trying to do anything to get my mind feeling less filled with anxiety during these tough times.

I think everyone should do something similar to fight the powers at play here. What will you do to keep your mind from being taken in by this powerful matrix construct?




posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 12:30 AM
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I agree with you. I don't have cable. I get my news from youtube. I subscribe to a variety of channels, even Russia Today and Al Jazeera English and the BBC to keep up with world events and politics in other countries.

Most of our American media is a joke, so I watch the clips that interest me.

I rarely watch TV anymore- I gave up years ago when reality TV became all the rage. I can't stand it. I do watch a few of the girly shows, like Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives.

I do live for The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher, which I watch online. Only those guys can make going to Hell in a handbasket funny!



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 12:38 AM
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Response to "trust Obama more than McCain": please read this and reconsider exactly where Obama willl "lead" this country...
Here is a quick look into 3 former Fannie Mae executives who have brought down Wall Street.

Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae's accounting activities. At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, ' Raines, who long defended the company's accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn't pro per, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that 'mistakes were made' and saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlier promised. News reports indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company's books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four yea rs.' Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.
Raines left with a 'golden parachute valued at $240 Million in benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the accounting scandal became clear. housingdoom.com... . The Government noted, 'The 101 charges reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the regulator and the public. The Notice explains how they submitted six years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and inaccurate capital reports that enabled th em to grow Fannie Mae in an unsafe and unsound manner.' These charges were made in 2006. The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae profits.

Tim Howard - Was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard 'was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure a 'stable pattern of earnings' at Fannie. In everyday English - he was cooking the books. The Government Investigation determined that, 'Chief Financial Officer, Tim Howard, failed to provide adequate oversight to key control and reporting functions within Fannie Mae,'
On June 16, 2006, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., asked the Justice Department to investigate his allegations that two former Fannie Mae executives lied to Congress in October 2004 when they denied manipulating the mortgage-finance giant's income statement to achieve management pay bonuses. Investigations by federal regulators and the company's board of directors since concluded that management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004.
Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!

Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's May 2006 report on mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you'll see some interesting things about Johnson. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it was $21 million.' Johnson is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae.
Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
FRAN KLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief Economic Advisor
TIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama
JIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee

IF OBAMA PLANS ON CLEANING UP THE MESS - HIS ADVISORS HAVE THE EXPERTISE - THEY MADE THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE. Would you trust the men who tore Wall Street down to build the New Wall Street ?



 
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