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Segment #1: This week in free energy
Presenter: Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time: 20 minutes
Segment #2: Scarecrow’s News Rant – Don’t start the revolution without me!
Presenter: an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time: 40 minutes
Many in the “Truth” community seem to think that the key to real change is to “awaken the sheeple”.
Frankly, I disagree. Let them sleep.
What the sheep need is a few, nasty sheep dogs willing to stand between them and the wolves who would deny them the simple freedom to live their lives in peace.
Just as Tolkien’s warriors of Middle Earth took on the challenges of Mordor so that the peaceful Hobbits could continue to dance and sing.
Revolutions are not fought and won by a majority of the people.
Look at the recent examples provided by Egypt and Tunisia. And more recently, Libya.
In all cases, the majority chose to try as hard as they could to keep living life as best they could and had no real concern for which group prevailed.
To them, it made no difference as long as they were left alone.
Even in the revolution of the late 1700’s through the early 1800’s that led to the creation of the United States, it is estimated that only 5% of the population of the colonies participated with another 20% providing moral and financial support for the revolution.
Most colonists went about their business as best they could.
Its about time to accept the fact that most of the “sheeple” will go about their lives trying as hard as they can to remain oblivious to events they feel are out of their control.
So what about the United States? Could this nation experience a “North American Spring” similar to the ongoing “Arab Spring”?
Many are predicting an eventual “collapse” of the economy of the United States.
As intertwined as the global economy is, events in Greece or Ireland or Spain can indeed impact the United States.
What would such a collapse look like? What would the recovery bring?
Would such a fall and the resulting climb back up bring us a new golden age of personal liberty and prosperity?
Or would the solution involve generations enslaved to a select few who would promise security in return for obedience and hard work.
Time for you to get off the fence and decide. The future is in your hands.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing “Quite content” and 1 representing “Burn it down and start over”, just how satisfied are you with life in the United States of American?
Polls: Americans Want Our Liberties Restored, Our Troops Brought Home and the Federal Reserve Reined In
Posted on September 28, 2011 by WashingtonsBlog
In a recent CNN pole it is clear that the people of the United States have finally figured out who the real enemy of the people is.
75% of those polled want a full audit of the Federal Reserve.
39% said the Federal Reserve should be held more accountable to Congress and the people.
16% said the Federal Reserve should simply be abolished.
The majority of the people of the United States express frustration that the economic system of the nation is working against them instead of for them.
Americans are sick and tired of never-ending war.
Contrary to popular opinion, the people of the United States are not stupid.
Only about 26% believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have lessened the chances of terrorist attacks in the United States.
In both cases, majorities say the wars have either increased the risk of terrorism in this country or made no difference.
Top military leader seem to agree – see the article at http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/04/four-stories-this-week-prove-that-the-war-on-terror-is-a-farce.html
Americans have become much less tolerant of the destruction of constitutional feedoms in the name of fighting terrorism.
As Talking Points Memo notes:
On the eve of the ten year anniversary of 9/11, the Pew Research Center has released new data on Americans’ reaction to the attacks, and the foreign and national security policies pursued in the post 9/11 era.
They show a country with views that have evolved on the relationship between civil liberties and the tools given to government to fight terrorism, and a disbelief that the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan helped to lessen the chance there will be another terrorist attack on the United States.
The Pew survey showed a large shift in the number of Americans who are willing to see some of their civil liberties go out the window in the name of fighting terrorism.
Directly after 9/11, Americans were willing to make the deal, as 55 percent thought it was necessary, against 35 percent who felt the opposite.
Now, only 40 percent felt that giving up some civil liberties is necessary to curb terrorism, with 54 percent against.
The economic system of the United States is not working for most of the population.
We are told that out economic system is based on “capitalism”.
We are told that the alternative to “capitalism” is that evil system called “communism”.
Some passing references are made to the less evil alternative called “socialism”.
But all these “isms” are hogwash.
They all assume an elite controlling group will rule over us and live well off the labors of the majority.
To the average human being the real difference is pretty hard to see.
As our economic system comes under increasing pressure, our leaders fall back on our other strength. Military power.
Just the hint that a Libya or Iran might consider breaking with the US Dollar as the world currency of choice brings threats of sanctions or worse.
Our nation has over the past 10 years shown itself to be agressivly engaged in locking down control of resources in order to deny them to competing nations.
We wage war against others to ensure our position of global financial dominance and to acquire wealth of other nations needed to pay our absurd dept levels.
The people of the US are complicit in these activities by their complacency.
First we took off our shoes, then it was the belt, now you got a strangers hands down your pants.
Now we are told that we may need a naked body scan to see a football game or go shopping at the mall.
And let us not forget random check points along the highways.
PAPERS PLEASE !!!
Is that the “FREEDOM” our men and women in uniform are fighting to protect?
What is the answer? What is the solution? How do we turn it around?
Some say we need to vote out the incumbents and get some new blood in congress …
Well, that’s a good start, but history shows that both the red team and the blue team have a nice line of BS they sell to their constituents but in fact work for the same criminal cabal and against the majority of the people.
Elections have not proven to an effective method of bringing any real change.
Some say we need to “Restore the Republic”.
Well, maybe … but I am not so sure … looking back through history, I see no point on the timeline where there is not some sort of major problem that needs fixing …
In the end, restoring the republic would more than likely be like hitting the rewind on a tape … time would catch up to us and it would only delay the inevitable … kick the can down the road so a future generation has to deal with it …
Some say we need to “get the money out of politics”.
Yeah, that would be great … but, who are you going to get to vote such a thing in ??? those in office depend on big money contributions from the major business interests and will not do anything to upset the current system …
Its much easier to hold a gun to your head and demand more revenue than to piss off the big boys …
A very brave few here in the United States have started on the path least traveled. The revolution has begun, its just not being televised.
Just like their counterparts in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, they are currently a little disorgainized, have few if any bullet points prepared for the press and their numbers for now are fairly small.
Some will say its just a buncha dirty hippies who need a shower and a job.
Others say its just a buncha communists.
A few others understand reality. This is just the beginning.
What’s behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 05:29 ET
By Glenn Greenwald
It’s unsurprising that establishment media outlets have been condescending, dismissive and scornful of the ongoing protests on Wall Street. Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailing institutional power is going to be viewed with hostility by establishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That’s just the nature of protests that take place outside approved channels, an inevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vested in safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives (which, by definition, includes establishment media outlets) are going to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universal disdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for the Iraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial it is, the more establishment hostility it’s going to provoke.
Nor is it surprising that much of the most vocal criticisms of the Wall Street protests has come from some self-identified progressives, who one might think would be instinctively sympathetic to the substantive message of the protesters. In an excellent analysis entitled “Why Establishment Media & the Power Elite Loathe Occupy Wall Street,” Kevin Gosztola chronicles how many of the most scornful criticisms have come from Democratic partisans who — like the politicians to whom they devote their fealty — feign populist opposition to Wall Street for political gain.
Full Article here -> http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/09/28/protests/index.html
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Segment #3: Feature Presentation – No feature presenter tonight – anyone in audience got something they are working on?
Estimated time: 20 minutes
Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session
Estimated time: 10 minutes