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Who is the hell is Lawrence Lessig?

You’re about to find out.lvws

First, go here

Impressed?

Mr. Lessig is actually qualified to run for what we are still  calling high office here in the good ol’ US of A, but his real goal is not all the accolades and power that come with the job.

This is his goal:
“We Need to Fix Our Democracy: Lawrence Lessig Weighs Presidential Run to Rid Money from Politics”

Are you even  more impressed now?

With all of the excitement in the current presidential derby I was caught up in the whole Donald Trump escapade. I wasn’t going to bother voting until Trump stepped in when I thought, “What fun!”

Now, some might take that particular attitude as the words of an irresponsible, flippant, nay nihilistic citizen, but with a dimes worth of difference between the two parties, the banks and corporations holding all the cards and money, we’re not living in a free society, a democracy or even a republic anymore, Trump at least shook things up. C’mon, he admitted paying politicians to do his will, the media should have been all over that statement like white on rice, but the media is owned by guys just like Trump; worse even, who buy and sell politicians for lunch. They aren’t going to talk about the puppet-masters on the corporate owned MSM news channels! Dictatorships never do. Thing is, we know what Trump said is true, we’ve known for a long time it’s all true, yet when one of their own says it out loud we can actually taste it, we can experience the truth behind his words physically, like a punch in the face.

So freedom, what exactly is that? Here’s someone who can soundly explain the idea of what freedom is supposed to look like.

Oh, and don’t get me started on the Diebold Machines.
Yes, that HBO Documentary is dated, but it’s only gotten worse and computers easier to hack by nefarious underlings and Congress has done absolutely nothing to fix this.

Anyway…  along comes Lawrence; I think some call him Larry, and I’ve been following this guy for over a decade, anyway he comes up with this idea on how to take our government back.

Now I had already resigned myself in great part to secession. I figured after the next election the banks will own everything including us, it’s the next step in this taking-forever-unfolding-economic-collapse, but I rolled Lessig’s idea around in my nut a bit and I thought, ‘Here is a secret door that could actually be a game changer!’ cause let’s face it, eventually we will have to come to our senses and do the right thing, right?

The bottom line: Give it a go, you got nothing to lose, seriously, unless you’re the 1% you have absolutely nothing left to lose and everything to gain.

Here are some more in-depth links I offer up for your exploration. I’ll add more as time goes on. So check back for updates.

Lessig For President
Lessig’s Blog
Time
Democracy Now Video
Equal Citizens Video
Lessig TYT Video Interview
Bloomberg
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Why does this Harvard law professor want to run for president?
Harvard’s Larry Lessig is exploring a presidential bid
Lawrence Lessig v. Citizens United
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Donald Trump

Democrats do not inspire me to vote at all – they have screwed progressive left and right for at least the last 20 years.

Bernie Sanders who is supposed to be the beacon of a socialist progressive movement built nothing in his 30 years other than a soapbox which he stood on taking the opportunity to utter some choice, but empty words on the floor of the House and Senate all the while collecting a pretty hefty government paycheck for that privilege – $175k a year, plus benefits and a pension. 30 years as a progressive socialist democrat and what coalition did he build? Nothing. But, he’s stood by the funding of every war and proxy-war under Clinton, Bush and Obama and he stands with Israel on everything even as they slaughtered over 600 innocent children in Gaza last summer. Actually, Bernie actions look more pro-Israel than pro-American.

It’s next to impossible for a progressive to even think of voting for the GOP, however, Ron Paul was outside the GOP box, he was anti-war and anti-bank bailout, he gained plenty of points with progressives on the moral high ground. However, when he ran for president in 2012 the MSM and the GOP kept fudging the numbers even though he actually won the early primaries. Further, during the party nomination the GOP changed the rules at the last minute preventing Ron Paul from making a statement, so of course the GOP can’t be trusted.

trumppomWhich brings us to Donald Trump – already the GOP is trying to give him a hard time because he’s not beholden to their corporate master and corporate contributors like the rest and the party, and with his rhetoric he’s spilling the beans on all the corruption within the system; both parties, something he admits to being very well versed in and has taken whole advantage of.

This in turn makes Trump the anti-candidate’s candidate, which broadens his appeal to a citizenry of those fed up with the two parties and those refusing to even show up to the polls in 2016. Trump is gathering little r republicans as well as little d democrats and everyone around and in-between.

Along with playing with and in the system for decades he’s a tough person to like on a number of personal levels. The question is then, do you need to love or like the guy who gets the job done? Do you like everyone at work or everyone in your neighborhood? Trump is not beholden to a party or big business and though there are a few topics we wouldn’t see eye-to-eye on I see no other candidate who has the rare opportunity to disrupt this corrupt crony capitalist two party war mongering bank bail outing dictatorship.

Do you?

In some ways the hopeful and hard working American People are taking a gamble, who side is Donald Trump on? Does he really believe what he says about making America great again, or is his run for the Presidency of the United States of America pure ego, legacy, or even worse, an elaborate vulture capitalist plot to sell the country off piece by piece in a leveraged buy-out?

Trump uses the word “killer” when it comes to making or cutting a deal, he says that because these people, these corporations, these lobbyist and all these politicians behind the scenes are all killers and that being a practicing killer in finance himself he knows what makes these people tick and how to deal with them.

I know I’m tired of being killed, and I’m thinking maybe it’s time to hire a killer to kill the killers.
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So I ask this question, could Donald Trump be America’s Harry Tuttle?

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Can you trust him?
What else you got?

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Update 08/29/15
The Donald is starting to lose that new car smell pretty darn quick.

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John Kiriakou

Former CIA Official and Whistle-blower John Kiriakou 10 part interview series with by Paul Jay of The Real News
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Part 1 – I Believed America Could Do No Wrong

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Part 2 – How I Joined the CIA

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Part 3 – My Reports on 1995 Human Rights Abuses were Ignored by State Department

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Part 4 – The Iraqi Pissing Match

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Part 5 – Why Didn’t Bush/Cheney Prevent 9/11?

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Part 6 – Sea of Blood

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Part 7 – Iraq War a War Crime – Pushed by Cheney Over Objections of Joint Chiefs

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Part 8 – A Tortured Truth

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Part 9 – Why I Was Targeted by the CIA

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Part 10 – They Won’t Shut Me Up

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Barrett Brown

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison for being a journalist

bbbbA court in Dallas has sentenced Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison.
count one 48 months
count two 12 months
count three 3 months

PLUS He must also pay $890,000 to Stratfor and Combined Security in restitution.
50% percent of all gifts and awards will go till paid in full.

He was sentenced for his relationship with a source who said he was close to the hacker group Anonymous. A group infiltrated and taken over by the FBI: this used to be called entrapment and is/was illegal in the US, but law enforcement owned by Wall Street Banks do what they want in the US. The FBI mine as well be called the Staci now.

For publishing a public link to stolen documents and information by Stratfor Security.

Now we know why Edward Snowden left.

On the FBI Practices:“”This is not the “rule of law”, Your Honor, it is the “rule of law enforcement”, and it is very dangerous.” -Barrett Brown

“The copy of the Declaration of Independence they took from me? Will I get that back?” – Barrett Brown in court  (answer = no).

“Good news! — The U.S. government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex. For the next 35 months, I’ll be provided with free food, clothes, and housing as I seek to expose wrong doing by Bureau of Prisons officials and staff and otherwise report on news and culture in the world’s greatest prison system. I want to thank the Department of Justice for having put so much time and energy into advocating on my behalf; rather than holding a grudge against me for the two years of work I put into in bringing attention to a DOJ-linked campaign to harass and discredit journalists like Glenn Greenwald, the agency instead labored tirelessly to ensure that I received this very prestigious assignment. — Wish me luck!” -Barrett Brown

“We need to restore a very rigorous tradition of civil disobedience until reasonable well-informed people are confident that the powerful are not above the law.” Barrett Brown (said on the phone after the trial from prison)

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The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra

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NPR – The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra
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Mike Silva                               Jon Kim

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npr and tal have a way of white washing a number of the details,
you know it’s more than what they are telling,
mostly due to both being so much a part of the system.

they are in fact funded by the banking institutions,
keep that in mind.

but do you know what the real sadness of all this is?
absolutely nothing will change,
nothing will happen to any of the players,
the wrong doers.

this folks,
is as good as it’s ever going to get,
we’re stuck.

however,
if by chance you find a way to free yourself,
please,
drop me a note,
let me know how you did it.

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The Covert Origins of ISIS

By far the most complete and accurate summary on the topic of ISIS

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The Geopolitics of World War III

Now that we know where we are, where are we going?
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Here’s Where We’ve Been
History and Imperialism

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A very good series called, Search for Destiny is one of the best programs put together regarding the history of the Middles East – Asia Minor – very detailed, much original footage. This is an expensive series to own, however, check your local library, university library or try the inter-library loan program; for a few dollars they will help you find copies of this series and send it to your local library. Many PBS stations also own copies of this series, you might call your local PBS station, ask them to run this series. It also looks like the History Channel purchased a copy, and of course there’s bt. With the endless conflict in the Middle East it may be wise to request that your local library purchase this series so history can be shared.
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PLEEEEEEEEEESE LISTEN CAREFULLY

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UPDATE
ISIS v ISIL
IS IS = Islamic State Iraq & Syria

IS IL= Islamic State Iraq and the LEVANT.
say it again, the LEVANT! – – (aka the Fertile Crescent – Mesopotamia – Catland; meow).

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Where is the Levant?
Today the Levant is the entire Eastern Mediterranean, that includes; Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel, Southern Turkey and Syria. All the good fertile land.

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– – Northern Iraq (a.k.a. some day Kurdistan) and West and Southern Iraq; outside the the Fertile Crescent, are not part of the Levant that is why Iraq gets its own letter in ISIL.

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So basically, when Obama says ISIL instead of ISIS he’s telling every terrorists group he ‘will bomb and kill all you mfers everywhere you go in the middle east, a.k.a. Mesopotamia and Iraq.’

Now, one of the biggest questions is, did the US create ISIS?
The short answer is, yes.

ISIS is good for the business of war, very bad for working, living, minding-your-own-business people.

ISIS is like having a prostitution problem government policies created and arming Jack The Riper to fix it.
(see the video at the top).

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British beheadings and terror – aka war trophies

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Study – US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy

oligarchsMajor Study Finds That The US Is An Oligarchy
Zachary Davies Boren

The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.

The report, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, used extensive policy data collected from between the years of 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the US political system.

After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite.

The peer-reviewed study, which will be taught at these universities in September, says: “The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

Researchers concluded that US government policies rarely align with the the preferences of the majority of Americans, but do favour special interests and lobbying organizations: “When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organized interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it.”

The positions of powerful interest groups are “not substantially correlated with the preferences of average citizens”, but the politics of average Americans and affluent Americans sometimes does overlap. This merely a coincidence, the report says, with the the interests of the average American being served almost exclusively when it also serves those of the richest 10 per cent.

The theory of “biased pluralism” that the Princeton and Northwestern researchers believe the US system fits holds that policy outcomes “tend to tilt towards the wishes of corporations and business and professional associations.”

The study comes in the wake of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a controversial piece of legislation passed in The Supreme Court that abolished campaign contribution limits, and record low approval ratings for the US congress.
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Capitalism

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If you’re still supporting the two party duopoly in the US you are not only the problem you are a slave.
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