Tinkering in the Toy Box of the Mind

I have a suspicion that the US Military is using techniques like this against our own soldiers to make them do things against their will, breaking apart their personalities and using that fragment to form an alternate personality. These experiments have been going on since the 50’s. We know that they used manipulative psy-ops on visiting US Senators to Afghanistan to get more stuff. This video is somewhat disturbing but has a really strong ending.

The Tonton Macoutes of Detroit

http://detroitnews.com/article/20110412/METRO01/104120394/JoAnn-Watson--Detroit-deserves-bailout-Having run out of pockets to pick in Dee-troit, they now turn their rapacious gaze to more lucrative locations like the Federal hog trough.  Just about every productive industry has been bled dry or has run screaming from this once great city by a government run like a Banana Republic. Now, it looks like the Tonton Macoutes of Detroit are coming gunnysack-in-hand to loot you.

Detroit city councilwoman, JoAnn Watson says the Federal Government needs to bail out Detroit. That means you need to bail out Detroit, because she and her council members have done what they always do in these circumstances. They have managed to turn a productive First-World city into a Third-World garbage heap.

So when you hear the sound of that gunnysack swishing your way, don’t be afraid. It’s only JoAnn and the rest of the Tonton Macoutes coming for a pay day.

See the rest of the story published in The Detroit News by clicking this link:

Yankee Frankenstein

Thoughts on the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter.

If the Southern bid for independence was a rebellion against the Federal government, then Dr. Frankenstein was a rebel for trying to get rid of the monster he created.

Tuning Out the Mainstream News by Robert Hamburger

This is my favorite quote of the week:

  • At the bottom of the news food chain is Fox News. Fox is the distraction that has succeeded in getting the “have nots” to support policies that benefit the rich, the Christian Right to believe in the need to bomb others, and patriots to ignore our Constitution.

via Tuning Out the Mainstream News by Robert Hamburger.

The author talks about not paying much attention to the so-called news-media. This is a good idea for many reasons, among which are tuning them out for health reasons. I grew up with parents who were expert consumers of news programming. I ate dinner to the tune of Walter Cronkite announcing the day’s body count in Viet Nam. I didn’t need to know that and neither did they. We should have left the Vietnamese settle their own problems but we still haven’t learned that lesson.

For some very good reasons why TV news is a joke or at most badly done entertainment read “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman. Then go out and kill your television set.