The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, by Bill Moyershttp://apfn.blogspot.com/
This is the full length 90 min. version of Bill Moyer's 1987
scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the
Executive Branch of the United States Government to carry out
operations which are clearly contrary to the wishes and values of
the American people. The ability to exercise this power with
impunity is facilitated by the National Security Act of 1947. The
thrust of the exposÃ© is the Iran-Contra arms and drug-running
operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack
cocaine. The significance of the documentary is probably greater
today in 2007 than it was when it was made. We now have a
situation in which these same forces have committed the most
egregious terrorist attack on US soil and have declared a
fraudulent so-called "War on Terror". The ruling regime in the US
who have conducted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, are now
banging the war drum against Iran. We have the PATRIOT act which
has stripped us of many of our basic civil rights justified by
the terror of 9/11 which is their own doing.
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It’s easy to confuse things talking about the US Government, as if it were one single thing. It’s not. The federal bureaucracy is multiple governments under a single umbrella, and occasionally competing. I have long said one of the greatest threats to the average US resident is the CIA. It’s not as if they spend all their time actively ruining our lives individually, but what they really do spend their time doing is a real threat. The CIA, insofar as we can think of it as a single entity, is responsible for a very large portion of what makes it hard to live here in the US.
In particular, the CIA is the number one supplier of illegal drugs in the US, and maybe the whole world. In times past, that could easily be the number one reason for just about anything the CIA was doing in any place at all, here and abroad. Whatever else was suckering us into Vietnam, the reason the CIA was involved was simply to keep the Southeast Asian drug supply line open. It’s probably the number one reason our POWs were left there. Then, when opium lost it’s...
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Sending the Wrong Employees Overseas? It is estimated that about 75 percent of employees sent overseas fail. Why, because they are improperly selected. Companies assume that success in the U.S. guarantees success abroad. It does not, and the numbers prove it. Yet, U.S. companies still don't get it. They keep sending the wrong people overseas who end up producing a huge negative ROI. How much? Check the following figures.
20 Key Questions You Need to Ask
- On an average, sending an employee to a foreign country costs American companies about $300,000 a year.
- Assume a company sends just 17 employees abroad in a given year. The annual cost of those 17 employees is about $5,100,000.
- The average overseas assignment lasts about 4 years.
- The cost of keeping 17 employees overseas for 4 years is $20,400,000.
- If 75 percent or 13 of those 17 employees fail, the negative ROI is $15,300,000.
- Further, the cost of the mistakes that improperly selected employees make during their stay abroad may equal, double, triple, or more, than just the cost of their compensation.
U.S. companies send thousands of employees overseas every year. Given the outrageous cost of these poor decisions, companies should invest more...
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Obama surrenders gulf oil to Moscow
The Russians are coming - to drill in our own backyard
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico . While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.
Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America's vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep a lid on rising prices, and greater American production gives the United States more influence over the global market.
Drilling is also wildly popular with the public. A Pew Research Center poll from February showed 63 percent support for offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. Americans understand the fundamental points: The oil is there, and we need it. If we don't drill it out, we have to buy it from other countries. Last year, the U.S....
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