clicking around youtube brings me this:
must be polish..."things are tough all over"
Obomber deports record number of immigrants.
but, according to his fans, he is pro-open borders (which would be a VERY GOOD THING, if he actually was), because of the "DREAM Act":
why would the guy in charge of the group that profits from maintaining the very idea of 'borders' possibly want to allow free travel - a human right - unless he was a good person? well, judging by the "record numbers of deportations", that isn't playing out.
he claims extreme authority to be able to detain people without even saying why, bomb people, impose requirements to purchase products onto people - but while his authorities, in his Constitutional scholarly views about how "the law" works - include violating people's human rights on his say-so alone, they apparently don't include stopping the violation of human rights he controls the funding for.
and that was included in every budget bill he failed to veto, along with all the other military funding, corporate giveaways, FBI funding to make up completely fake terror plots, and other horrible, evil functions of the 'federal government.' every one of those budget bills includes "ICE" - "Immigrations and Customs Enforcement" - funding, which, thank god, is one more agency that's part of the Orwellian "Department of Homeland Security."
so, in case anyone SERIOUSLY didn't realize it yet, yes, the whole "Hope Change" thing was a complete lie, and he's just another figurehead for the exact totalitarian group as Bush.
stromatolites, one of the first lifeforms on the planet, responsible for oxygenating the atmosphere
city of the ancients
there is something very mystical and poetic about these stromatolites. they are like fossilized pillars of what gave birth to life on this planet.
the development of chlorophyll and possibly pre-chlorophyll pigments, to tap into solar energy, instead of mineral energy synthesis - the single switch in biology that set off the development of our entire food supply. and these 'organisms', or more accurately, 'colonies', whether the first or not, carried out the work of oxygenating this planet, nearly 3 and a half billion years ago. it's as if something nudged the entire future of life.
no matter for how many years you study biology, it just gets more and more incredible to consider what the 'tree of life' is, and what interdependencies and dynamics have shaped its development. it gets more incredible because the amount of things to learn about it, as far as we are concerned, is endless.
what an incredible piece of luck, that we are here at the bottom of that tree, looking back and observing it, and beginning to truly understand its roots. nice to be alive and conscious at all! and to think any person is short-sighted enough to deny other living things that benefit. i barely even want to waste time thinking about it.
“The misconceptions are that we are conducting spying operations on US citizens, which is of course not a fact. That is absolutely not what we do,” he told the NWA Homepage, which supports KNWA-TV and Fox 24.
After claiming that his office ‘absolutely’ does not spy on Americans, he proceeded to explain that this does not apply to those who could be interpreted as a ‘threat’ to national security. Davis said his office places its focus on international plots, “domestic terrorism and certain groups that are anti-government. We want to kind of take a look at that and receive that information.”
"by prying into their personal lives and depriving people of their rights, we've found a terrifying increase in people who are against us prying into their personal lives and depriving them of their rights!"
congratulations, staffs of "fusion centers" around the world - you've managed to collect a paycheck while being complete pieces of shit and contributing harm to society. in my book, that makes you criminals.
do these people really not recognize that their lives are like a tragic, cartoonish joke? go outside and pick some berries! what is your plan, spy on people until you're 65, and then die an early death from the mental anguish of your guilt?
when will these people recognize that they ARE the problem?
this story is all over the internet news sphere right now:
it's easy for people to get lost in the panic generated when a sitting "President" signs a new tyrannical bill into law. really easy. and in the context of our current society, it is pretty disturbing that Monsanto would be able to sell their apocalypse-inducing Frankenstein products even after they were made "illegal".
but, before everyone panics over the endless attempts by the psychopaths at Monsanto to eradicate food on this planet, we should talk about a more fundamental question. to "sign a bill into law" - what does this really mean?
it is the act of writing a name on a piece of paper. the only relevance it poses to society comes directly from the fact that people recognize that piece of paper as a binding order that they must live their lives by, simply because the "President" has signed it.
but the "President" is not every one of us. how is it that he is able to control our lives?
a signed contract is, itself, nothing more than a name written on an agreement - it only gains binding power because the government's "law" enforces the idea that it does. but we have not even granted the "President" our power of attorney - the power to legally represent us. in fact, it's never even claimed that we directly did so - it's only claimed that, over two centuries ago, delegates from different regions in the U.S., who claimed to represent us, transferred that power to the government, and that the periodic votes the government holds gives them all the power they claim over us.
the 'vote' is the most powerful deceit - the first item in a long chain of lies and misrepresentations that transforms (a) the public's attempts to regain control over the society that politicians have destroyed, into (b), the politicians' excuses for continuing to destroy society. the system that the politicians run keeps functioning because people fail to recognize its fundamental insanity, and continue to try to find the right people to control the society, when in reality, the only solution is to have everyone controlling themselves. and sadly, they are cunning enough liars that people watch them argue about 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' and who's the 'Best American', and think that they're talking about anything even close to the biggest problems society is facing.
they may sit there are bemoan that political discourse has dropped so low, and that politicians have to argue about such stupid issues because the Other Party is so stuck on them - be it gay marriage, or "ObamaCare", or "single payer healthcare" - but then they will go and participate in the political process anyway, guaranteeing the perpetuation of the entire system of control and abuse.
it's only within the context of the government's system of "law" that the President is given this dictatorial authority to have final approval on what draconian laws will be imposed onto the population, and that Congress is given the authority to propose them. it's only in that system that these laws have power to begin with - that "power of attorney", "legislative power", and "jurisdiction" take their shapes at all. government only functions because people - particularly, the police and other armed agents of the state - relinquish control over their lives to their rulers.
and the worst part about it is, even if you realize this deceit, you may still end up becoming another casualty of somebody who hasn't.
notice that there is absolutely no element of democracy in approving which laws are binding at the federal level (and not in many states, for that matter). although we 'vote' on the candidates the media promoted to us, as soon as those candidates are in office, they have absolutely free reign to do whatever they want, "Constitution" or not. anyone who believes the "Constitution" has any real power to restrain this kind of tyranny should remember that the people in charge of binding the government to the "Constitution" - the "Supreme Court" - are simply nominated to their positions by sitting Presidents, and then confirmed by the Congress that passes these tyrannical laws - the same person and group that committed us to dozens of wars in the last century alone.
as many people know, one of them sitting on the bench presently - Clarence Thomas - is a former lawyer for Monsanto himself! all of these people have shaken hands and agreed to serve our rulers - democratic checks and balances do not really exist in this system.
the powers of the "President", as granted by the "Constitution", are just proposals, or suggestions - it's a sort of social myth that, since these rules have been written down, we must follow them. it is only when people start acting in the name of those rules that the abuses of power committed by the "government" become a threat.
as Larken Rose - and before him, Lysander Spooner, in the "Constitution of No Authority" - geniusly pointed out:
a "Constitution" is, in effect, nothing but a self-granted license for the government to rob the population and order them around. the Constitution grants the government the "powers" to tax, to imprison, to harass the population in countless other ways - but where did the authors of the "Constitution" get those powers, or more importantly, those rights?
they never did. nobody has a right to order around an entire population, to harass an entire population, to rob an entire population, to imprison people, or to do anything else that violates the rights of others. the powers to do those things are something we have just because of what we're capable of. we're capable of becoming police officers and brutalizing poor people, just like we're capable of abusing a dog.
this is the fundamental deceit behind all evil legal systems. there is no such thing as "the law" beyond a group of words and beliefs. what all of these systems really come down to is a question of who is the most intimidating - the power of Obama, or Bush, or Xi Jinping, or whoever, only really comes down to how many people they can trick or intimidate into doing their bidding, and how many people they can trick or intimidate into obeying their orders.
understanding these facts is the first step towards understanding the severe psychopathy that "political leaders" suffer from, and the immediate importance of living our lives outside of this system.
mark twain was the man