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Thursday, December 18, 2014
If anyone thinks the US gives a Damn about Cuba go blow your Brains out. This has everything to do with taking another piece of Russia's and China's off the Board and dismantling the Cuban government from the inside. Cuba is ultimately a none factor just a Pawn.
If they decided to do this now they've (the US) have calculated how they can gain. This is in no way shape or form in the best interest of Cuba. Not after all this time and after all the US has done to that country. Of course they will throw Cuba some carrots but in the long term this mean nothing but sticks. This smells like shit.
Anytime the US actively participates in a coordinated PR campaign against the Leader of another nation I automatically question they're motives. The Castros are a symbol of US failure, Iran symbol of US failure, North Korea a symbol of US failure. And thus these nations and its leaders have been shown in the most negative manor possible. As if our hands are clean.
What irks me is the US hypocrisy. You can't mention the economy of Cuba without first mentioning the embargo. You can't mention the brutality or "Human Rights" (please!) (GTFOH) (allegedly) without mentioning the constant attempts to undermine and overthrow the Cuban government of course I would be suspicious of all dissidents if I were Cuba. No way of knowing if they are real or US backed operatives. I would be firm handed also.
ALL of Cubas problems are of US origin. Every single one of them. Like I said you cannot mention the economy without mentioning the embargo and as for Human Rights? GTFOH with that. US only uses the "Human Rights" bullshit line on nations they dont like and want to make look bad in the press. We got no room to talk of human rights. Again more Hypocrisy.
Diplomatic relations will be their undoing and Obama has seen first hand how it works.
Just take Libya for example. Gaddafi reigned for many years without diplomatic relations with the US and was demonized (as is Castro) by the US media. But Libya thrived. As soon as diplomatic relations were agreed upon and embassies set up and alliances within Libya established they began their plan to take him out. Same thing with Syria. Both nations had Diplomatic relations with the US.
Look at Iran, No Diplomatic relations. Stable government.
Look at North Korea, no diplomatic relations, stable government.
Diplomatic relations is how they overthrow governments from the inside. This is nothing new.
Monday, December 1, 2014
!!!Seasons Greetings!!! Happy Holidays. Merry Xmas Yada, Yada, Yada, Blah, Blah, Blah!!!
I'm not one for small talk. I often will turn a simple "How you doing"? Or "Good Morning"? Into a deep profound philosophical question.
With that said just as I'm not much of a small talker i have even less interest in elaborating about if I "Enjoyed my Thanksgiving" Of course the obligatory answer is "Yeah". And I guess a simple person could answer yeah keep it moving and not give it a second thought. I am not blessed with such a mind.
All too often we find ourselves looking off into to the Future or staring back into the past but not thoroughly enjoying the Now!
I can honestly say I enjoy everyday no matter the trials and tribulations the worries and aggravations because my beauty wife and kids are my motivation.
Everyday is Christmas for me. I have everything. Everyday is thanksgiving for I have much to be thankful for. And while i may not be perfect and my life definitely is not I am Happy. This world is beset with turmoil and chaos yet through it all I live in my own Garden of Eden, where the troubles of the world can't reach me.
Yes, i enjoyed my thanksgiving (even though i hate having too many days off) I enjoyed those also. But let us not wait for silly holidays to enjoy life, delight in the simple pleasures everyday has in store for us.
Anthony D. Hall
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I've said this before and I'll say it again "Raising the minimum is like raising the Floor without adequately adjusting the ceiling." Whats in the middle gets crushed.
There is no incentive for employers to Raise Middle Class wages in conjunction with raising the minimum wage, basically the middle class will be making less if you adjust for inflation.
But we aren't addressing the problem. The problem is the COST of Good and Services. They are out of control. Everyone has an answer "Raise The Minimum Wage" but that doesnt solve the cost problem.
If "Government" can mandate a minimum wage they should also be able to mandate a "Maximum Price" as well.
Each Good or Service can only reach a certain price as to make sure all essential Goods and Services are affordable. Oh but that sounds Communist don't it.
Minimum wage? GTFOH
But then people say "What about the positive impact on the Economy?"
Of course the economy will do a little better you are just funneling the money BACK to where it came from The Employer.
"Its A Scam"
Meanwhile overall wage growth remains stagnant. As more and more people "Complete" for less and less "Middle Class" jobs.
Just as employers want. Competition for Labor brings down the Value of Labor. While the actual competition for Good and Services has basically diminished over the years as more and more companies combine merge and solidify market share creating virtual monopolies.
Some even make the argument that having a Consumer based economy is a good thing. Not when the consumer doesn't have Real Wealth or purchasing Power. Our Economy is A Debt Based Economy Slave to Banks! Don't get it twisted!!!
What we need is to become Producers not just consumers!!! Whats the root word of Consumer? Thats our fucking #1 Problem. We, Our CONsumer based Economy OVER Consumes and who really benefits? The People? Or the Super Huge Corporations and Banks?
People Talk about the Economy as if we are ALL living breathing vibrant active Participants in it. As if we are ALL Equally invested in it. Nothing could be further from the Truth. We Are The Walking Dead!
They say the Economy added jobs (did we get a promotion or raise?) The stock market went up a few points (but is having a 401k make you a player in the market?) Everyone feels as if they played a part merely by being an Consumer. You're a Pawn.
The invisible hand moves the Pawns across the board which ever way it chooses.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Just spoke with Ronnie Ingram about the "man" (if you can call him that) that was stealing his signs and the Sheriffs Departments possible knowledge.
This is bigger then politics. This "Race" is a Statement that Lenoir County is ready to move on from its racist past. If we fail here and now to see that Ronnie Ingram wins we fail for Generations to come.
Stand Now! The only way to Improve Law Enforcement relations with the Public is for Law Enforcement to be seen as a member of the Public. A Man of the People not Lord and Dictator and Enforcer.
Our Current Sheriffs Department is Sick and Corrupt and in need of MAJOR change. Hopefully when Ronnie wins that change can begin and our community can finally heal.
Friday, September 19, 2014
I was listening to this "simpleton" discuss ISIS and how he couldnt believe the President was telling them he was about to strike, I replied "Because its FAKE" thats why.
Should have seen his face. He was shocked I didn't believe in the Threat. I explained "Anything everybody else is for is reason enough for me to be against".
I continued "The house just approved this rather easily and most of the time they can't agree on anything. Something has to be up."
He said "You don't believe the Terrorist are killing people over there?"
I told him "I don't believe much of what I see or hear, and if you don't know what a False Flag is Google it". That was pretty much all I could take of his ignorance and I walked out saying "It always amazes me how naive most Americans are"
The Media tells us whats important. The Media tells us what to believe, the Media controls our thoughts and subsequently our actions. We are not independent actors and definitely not a factor.
No Hope For Humanity!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Socially we've come to an agreement that it is in Public Interest to "Remove The Scourge of Illegal Drugs" from the streets. In doing so we as a society have decided to Crack Down on those that are involved in it.
Countless Drug Dealers and users have been Arrested, Tried, Convicted and Sentenced in course of this Crack Down or has it has been phrased "War on Drugs"!
But what have we gained?
Drug Dealing is a Business. With paying customers. You shut down McDonald's people will just go the next Mcdonald's or Burger King. You havent addressed the Demand.
So how do you address the Demand for Illegal Drugs? As a Health Concern or as a Crime?
Well if we address it as a Health Concern then people would just use the Tobacco and Alcohol argument and you can quickly see where that road ends. But it's only a Crime because the of Laws that could easily be changed.
But in the meantime, there are more and more Dealers and users that are filling the jails and prisons. I've said this more times then I can remember, "If you lock up one Dealer it may take two or more to replace him"!
And he will be replaced trust me!
You see its like a revolving door and endless cycle. You get rid of one Older Dealer and just make room for a younger to step in and fill the void. But who's kids are filling this void? Who's kids are caught in this revolving door?
We need to seriously look at the societal impacts of this so called "War on Drugs" and analyze just exactly who are we Fighting and can this thing possibly be won?
Anthony D. Hall
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
We have been through a lot in the last 3 to 4 years. We've seen our economy teeter on the brink of collapse. We've seen thousands of Jobs go overseas. We've seen our brave men and women travel abroad, fighting two wars to defend our freedoms right here at home. We've seen our political process become more and more bitter, divisive and down right ineffective.
With the election of Barack Obama as the first black President, we've seen that most people in this country are ready to move past our ugly past of racism, and Jim Crow. But we've also seen that there are still some who want to hold on to that dark past, expressing hate and anger over the fact that a Black man is in the White House. We've seen partisan gridlock basically cripple Washington, DC and political posturing and grandstanding dominate our legislature in Raleigh.
One might ask themselves what makes anyone in politics think they can make a difference in this political climate? What gives people the belief that they can have an impact when all to often the ones with the most money and power have the most say in what goes on? What makes us believe our one little ol vote counts?
In 2008 Barack Hussein Obama, a little known, first term US Senator from Illinois had the Audacity to believe he could be President of the United States. He was right. But he had the help of 2,142,651 North Carolinians. And only won the state by a mere 14,177 votes. Who says 1 vote doesn't count? One vote adds up to thousands, Millions. We ALL can make a difference, but you can't if you stay home. Get up, Get Out, Get Active and Go Vote!
The deadline to register to vote is October 12th, so hurry and get that done! Early voting begins October 18th. Vote EARLY! Deadline to return absentee ballots is November 5th, and election day is November 6th.
The Democratic Party has some great candidates on the ballot nationally and on the state and local level. I urge everyone to take a good look at all the candidates and to decide for yourself who deserves your vote.
The republican party has decided the way forward is to cut education, cut medicare, cut social security and to give huge tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires.
The Democratic party believes the way forward is to invest in America. To invest in Education, to invest in American manufacturing, to invest in agriculture, domestic energy production, renewable forms of energy and to invest in the middle class.
We don't believe the way forward is by cutting things down, we believe the way forward is through building things up! Through growing our economy, through adding jobs. There are two clear choices in this election: Forward or Backward. Those that Vote get to decide.
Voting is our right, to many have fought, bleed and died defending that right. We have an obligation to those brave men and women who have defended that right in past and in the present to vote so we can help preserve our future. It doesn't matter your political ideology or party affiliation, go vote! If you don't vote, you don't count!
Anthony D. Hall