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Jesse Ventura, 63 Documents the Government Does Not want you to READ

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTRO TO THE BOOK! is proud to announce that Jesse Ventura, newest book, 63 Documents The Government Doesn’t Want you to read, is available on this site, in the audio version! This book tells of the many times in history when the United States Federal Government has lied to us and manipulated events in order to promote the agenda of the ruling elite. Below you’ll find the link to the introduction to the book, you can listen to it and return as future chapters will be made available.

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Whatever the threat, be it real or a false flag operation, these brave men and women, answer the call to protect their homes, their families, their country. We will always be eternally grateful.




It is the
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN,
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN,
not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the

VETERAN who salutes the Flag,
It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,

Bless them all!!!


Check out the blog post below on the latest from Governor Rick Scott.

Call Rick Scott today at (850) 488-7146 and demand he tell the truth about his reckless and morally repugnant plan to take away cost-saving health care benefits and patient protections from millions. 

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Porta
Organize Now

Extremist Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s Morally Repugnant Stance on Health Care 


By Ethan Rome Executive Director, Health Care for America Now

February 11, 2011


Rick Scott made his fortune in health care by exploiting patients and the federal government as CEO of the world’s largest health care company

. As governor of Florida, he’s now taking away cost-saving health care benefits and patient protections from millions. But this time he’s an elected official who swore to uphold the law.


Since an extremist federal judge issued a partisan (and poorly reasoned

) opinion finding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional, Scott has been pretending the law doesn’t apply to his state. Apparently Scott doesn’t care that the judge is only one of four U.S. district judges who have ruled on the constitutionality of the law and that two of them have upheld it. It doesn’t seem to matter to Scott that the ACA is the law of the land.


Whether it’s a political stunt or the act of an extremist ideologue, Scott is hurting real Floridians

 in concrete ways, including millions of people with private health insurance or Medicare benefits. He’s taking away a law that ends the worst insurance company abuses and frees families, seniors and businesses from crushing health care costs and devastating denials of care.


Scott’s brazen disregard for the law is no surprise. He’s the former CEO of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp and was forced to resign in 1997

. That happens to be when the company pleaded guilty to a litany of criminal and civil charges, including lying to the government about how sick patients were so the company could collect bigger fees from the taxpayers. As a result, Columbia/HCA agreed to pay $1.7 billion in fines and penalties — the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history.


Scott’s refusal now to put the new health care law into effect in Florida has serious consequences

. He says it’s about the people of Florida, but his action is really about giving control of our health care back to the insurance companies.


Scott should tell his constituents the truth about what he’s doing — taking away dozens of cost savings and consumer protections from Florida consumers. He should tell people that he wants to return to the days when insurance companies could deny your care because you have apreexisting condition, drop you for getting sick and jack up your rates whenever they wanted.

Scott should tell cancer patients with devastating medical costs that he wants to reinstate annual and lifetime benefit limits that will force them into bankruptcy instead of providing the care they need. While he’s at it the governor can let young adults know they have to quit their parents’ health plans. He should go door to door and tell thousands of seniors to cough up the $250 donut-hole checks the ACA provided them to buyprescription drugs — and tell them he’s ending the 50% discount they get on brand-name medicines. Scott should call the parents of sick children who finally got coverage because of the ACA and tell them he’s canceling their insurance. He should also tell small businesses he’s taking away their job-creating tax credits.

Since Scott is independently wealthy, why doesn’t he take out ads in all of Florida’s local newspapers telling families, seniors, college students and small businesses to start worrying about their health care again? He could also confess that as a rich man he has no idea what it means to be pushed around by health insurance companies or overwhelmed by spiraling costs.

Rick Scott’s decision to buck the law is reckless, wrong and morally repugnant. Scott’s not alone. Extremists in some states, such as Iowa

Utahand Wyoming, are following his lead, but thankfully a majority of states are appropriately moving forward with implementation–even states likeGeorgiaTexasVirginia, and Wisconsin, which are part of the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law.


It’s OK to challenge a federal law. It’s not OK to unilaterally refuse to follow it. What Rick Scott is doing is unconscionable.




Let The PATRIOT Act Expire!

BREAKING, February 8th: It’s working! The House vote to extend the PATRIOT Act just failed. But they’re not going to give up — now, more than ever, we need people to keep the pressure on. Sign the petition and tell your friends to sign as well!

UPDATE, February 7th:
The House is trying to ram through a sneaky renewal of the PATRIOT Act this week!  They’re doing it without debate, and without including any meaningful reforms.  Please sign the petition below, and use this page to call your lawmaker to urge him or her to vote no.

ORIGINAL: The PATRIOT Act is set to expire in just FOUR WEEKS, but Congress is trying to rush through a last minute extension!

Since it was passed almost a decade ago, some of the most noxious portions of the PATRIOT Act have burrowed their way deep into our legal system.  A year ago, President Obama signed a bill extending three provisions of the original PATRIOT Act; last week Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) introduced legislation to extend them again.

Together, these provisions make a mockery of our civil liberties: They let government officials spy on whomever they want, for any reason, without ever letting them know or giving them a chance to challenge the order in court.

Enough is enough: Will you join us in demanding that Congress finally let these provisions expire? Just add your name at right, and we’ll automatically send a message to your senator, representative, and President Obama:

TO MY ELECTED OFFICIALS:  After nearly ten years, it’s time to let the PATRIOT Act expire once and for all.  I urge you to oppose its re-authorization.


Add your name and we’ll deliver your message to Washington.


Here’s a more detailed article from the CATO Institute that explains some of the problems with the PATRIOT Act provisions that are up for extension.  And here’s an overview by the ACLU.




Alan Simpson compared Social Security to welfare, saying: “We’ve reached a point now where [Social Security] is like a milk cow with 310 million tits.”

Well, progressives in Congress are fighting back. Can you help?

It’s been widely reported that Simpson’s “deficit reduction” commission will make Social Security their prime target — choosing to cut a program that’s in surplus and helps the middle class instead of taking on tax cuts for the rich or wasteful military spending.

Ten bold members of Congress just announced a letter to President Obama saying they’ll vote against any proposal from Simpson’s commission that cuts Social Security. They deserve our support.

Will you help us get 25,000 “citizen signers” of this letter opposing cuts to Social Security by signing it and inviting your friends? Click here.

These bold members of Congress, led by Progressive Caucus Chair Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), are asking their colleagues to join their letter. Proof that the public is paying attention to this issue will help them immensely.

We’ll also inform the media of our growing number of “citizen signers” so Simpson’s commission knows that these ten members of Congress are not alone. Sign the letter here.

Simpson’s commission is packed with out-of-touch millionaires and corporate types. Any recommendation they make will lack credibility. But we need to make especially clear to Simpson’s commission, President Obama, and all of Congress that any proposal to cut Social Security is a non-starter.

Can you join together with progressives in Congress to send this message? Click here to add your name — then tell your friends.

Thanks for being a bold progressive,

Julia Rosen, Stephanie Taylor, Adam Green, Forrest Brown, and the rest of the PCCC team

Help me out on this contest, please…

Rebekah Lloyd love for her father inspired this
entry. Even though she has to bend down to kiss her dad, Rebekah Lloyd said that in her eyes, he’s 8 feet tall. After an especially difficult two years for her father, David Gregory, the former Miss Teen Citrus and Miss Citrus wants to take this Father’s Day to honor the man she calls Daddy. “My dad is such an inspiration to me,” she said from her dad’s house in Homosassa. David came down to Florida from Vermont, with a B.A. in Sociology, in 1977 and adopted Rebekah and her two brothers, Zachary and James, when he met and married their mother. Rebekah was just a baby, and David is the only father she has ever known.

“It doesn’t take DNA to make a dad,” she said.

He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease. He’s in an
electric wheelchair now, but he doesn’t let that stop him,” she said. “He has had over 100 broken bones and had to have steel rods put in his legs when he was a teenager; he has pain, and it hasn’t been easy for him. What’s most amazing is that the bone thing isn’t even an issue with him — he even walked me down the aisle at my wedding in 2004.”

Except for the joy of an only daughter’s wedding, 2004 was an especially
difficult year for David. A week after the wedding, his mother died, and then four months after that, his brother-in-law, who was his best friend, also died. Then his wife was diagnosed with heart disease and had two stints put in her heart.

Meanwhile, he was still walking, but started using a motorized scooter. However, he didn’t have a wheelchair-accessible van with a drive-up ramp like he has now.
So, to transfer the scooter onto the rack on the back of his car, he had to prop
himself against the car and “drive” the scooter using his hands onto the rack,
secure the gate behind it, then slowly make his way into the car. When he got to
work, he had to reverse the process, and then do it again when he got home.

Currently, Gregory works at the Property Appraiser’s office in Crystal River.
Prior to that he had various jobs: he operated Liberty Stagecoach delivery
service, managed a Wilson’s Leather store in a mall in New Port Richey, operated
boats at the Marine Science Center, worked at a bank, taught school as a substitute
and was a garage mechanic.

Also in 2004, Gregory developed chest pains and discovered that he needed heart
bypass and valve replacement surgery, which is serious enough for someone with
normal bones. For him, the risks were multiplied.

On the morning of his surgery, Gregory’s children, his wife and her family and
his dad all came to the hospital. “We all kissed him as he went into surgery; it
was that risky,” Lloyd said.

He recovered and returned to work 10 weeks later and is still there today, going to work every day in his electric wheelchair.

Please click on the pictures below to rate his story.

Earthquakes, Haiti, Chile, Turkey, Cern, Citrus County FL, CONNECTIONS?

Cern role in 2012 propheciesAnother earthquake occurred today, March 8, 2010, 6 point something in Turkey, last week, in Chile, a few weeks before that Haiti (which killed over two hundred thousands) and you if check, you’ll discover there have been quakes around the world, including, the U.S. that have generally coincided with the operation of CERN. CERN is the biggest machine in the history of the world that was built to play with  quantum  physics. Anyone that doesn’t have a clue what quantum physics is I’ll try to give you the basic fundamentals.

Probably most of you know something about atoms, molecules, things that  are very small, so small that you actually have to view them under some sort of microscope. Well, in quantum physics we’re talking about particles that are millions of times smaller. Electrons, protons, other items with stranger names, quarks, Higgs Boson (also known as the God particle) and other particles that are  even smaller, so small you can’t actually see them, but you can perform experiments that demonstrate the existence of them.

Well, CERN was built with the idea to find these particles and prove the existence of them and ultimately find and prove the existence of the GOD PARTICLE!

But what do these particles actually do? To put it in a nutshell, they hold our Universe, our World together. CERN is playing with the things that give our Universe, our World, cohesion. These particles are swirling around at unbelievable speeds, all in their super small miniature solar systems (so to speak). Right now, Cern is only operating at about half-power and does not plan on going to full power until 2012 or there abouts.

The Large Hadron Collider was actually built to recreate the moment that the Universe was created. When these particles, that are smaller than the head of a pin, collided, creating our ever expanding Universe and ultimately the World we live in today!

LHC, Large Hadron Collider, started operation in 2008, and immediately had a malfunction which shut it down for over a year then as it was getting ready to restart, it had various smaller occurrences that kept it from starting sooner. One delay event was that a piece of bread supposedly fell on an exposed electrical conduit which shorted it out. They believed that perhaps a bird flying overhead dropped that piece of bread on that particular spot!

While most scientists would write off the event as a freak accident, two esteemed physicists have formulated a theory that suggests an alternative explanation: perhaps a time-traveling bird was sent from the future to sabotage the experiment. Bech Nielsen of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, have published several papers over the past year arguing that the CERN experiment may be the latest in a series of physics research projects whose purposes are so unacceptable to the universe that they are doomed to fail, subverted by the future.

What they are talking about here, folks, is time travel. They believe the possibility exists that because of events that are about to transpire, unknown future calamities arise which predicate the people from the future to attempt to travel back and somehow change the past. They theorize that this would be taking place through the wormholes that the collider will possible produce. Anybody who knows anything about wormholes, and for those who don’t, understand that they do not allow you to pick the time frame that you will be transported back to, it’s kinda like, spinning the bottle and guess what century you’ll pop out in.

So with that in mind, I further theorize that the warnings from the past, such as the Mayan, the Chinese I Chang, and the so many others cultures from the past who have given warnings that all point to the fast approaching 2012, that these warnings were told them by time travelers who could not chose where they would emerge from through the wormholes! So these travelers did the best they could with the indigenous populations they encountered.

The Mayan  God Kukulcan was light skinned, over 6 feet tall and had blue eyes! Go figure, right? This same (similarly portrayed God via artifacts)   God traveled under different names according to whatever group of people he was encountering, from Mexico, to  Central America, to South America. Could this God have been a time traveler giving the Mayans their advanced calendar, a calendar which many believe has dire warnings pertaining to the date, Dec. 21, 2012, the date that it ENDS! So what happens, who knows? But a lot of people do not know that they are playing around with this, take heed.

Tremors shake county (Citrus County FL) March 11, 2010

By Amanda Mims

Since Monday evening, residents from nearly all areas of Citrus County have felt tremors that shook homes and caused concern.

The cause of the tremors remains a mystery, said Citrus County Emergency Management Director Joe Eckstein.

Temors were still being felt in Homosassa and Floral City late Wednesday afternoon.

“One lady (early this week) said the dishes in her house were shaking on her shelf … The chandelier was shaking. It didn’t last long.”

The sheriff’s office received about 20 initial reports of similar incidents from around Citrus County that happened between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday. The only area where residents had not reported tremors before Wednesday is Homosassa.

“It’s been all over the county,” he said. “There were also reports from Marion County residents from Monday evening.”

When Eckstein sent out e-mails to agency employees and other contacts in Citrus County earlier this week, he received about another 10 or 15 responses from people saying they felt the tremors too.

Most of those who contacted the sheriff’s office up until late Wednesday afternoon reported tremors that happened Monday but a few said they felt them Tuesday and Wednesday, he said.

No earthquakes have been recorded and Eckstein said they’ve looked into whether the tremors could be related to mining activites or a military bombing exercise but have no indication if those are possible causes.

“Everything’s come back negative. It’s just weird,” he said. “Everybody’s kind of clueless.”

No damage has been reported. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s geological department is investigating the matter and is interviewing people from Citrus County who experienced the tremors, Eckstein said.

Angel Food Ministries

In these trying times this is a good organization to help you meet you food costs, click on the picture above and you’ll be taken to their site. Angel Food Ministries is nearly nationwide, when you get to their site just put in your zip code and find the nearest outlet to pick up your food.

Missing Richard Nixon

Many of the retrospectives on Ted Kennedy’s life mention his regret that he didn’t accept Richard Nixon’s offer of a bipartisan health care deal. The moral some commentators take from that regret is that today’s health care reformers should do what Mr. Kennedy balked at doing back then, and reach out to the other side.
Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Paul Krugman

 But it’s a bad analogy, because today’s political scene is nothing like that of the early 1970s. In fact, surveying current politics, I find myself missing Richard Nixon.

No, I haven’t lost my mind. Nixon was surely the worst person other than Dick Cheney ever to control the executive branch.

But the Nixon era was a time in which leading figures in both parties were capable of speaking rationally about policy, and in which policy decisions weren’t as warped by corporate cash as they are now. America is a better country in many ways than it was 35 years ago, but our political system’s ability to deal with real problems has been degraded to such an extent that I sometimes wonder whether the country is still governable.

As many people have pointed out, Nixon’s proposal for health care reform looks a lot like Democratic proposals today. In fact, in some ways it was stronger. Right now, Republicans are balking at the idea of requiring that large employers offer health insurance to their workers; Nixon proposed requiring that all employers, not just large companies, offer insurance.

Nixon also embraced tighter regulation of insurers, calling on states to “approve specific plans, oversee rates, ensure adequate disclosure, require an annual audit and take other appropriate measures.” No illusions there about how the magic of the marketplace solves all problems.

So what happened to the days when a Republican president could sound so nonideological, and offer such a reasonable proposal?

Part of the answer is that the right-wing fringe, which has always been around — as an article by the historian Rick Perlstein puts it, “crazy is a pre-existing condition” — has now, in effect, taken over one of our two major parties. Moderate Republicans, the sort of people with whom one might have been able to negotiate a health care deal, have either been driven out of the party or intimidated into silence. Whom are Democrats supposed to reach out to, when Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who was supposed to be the linchpin of any deal, helped feed the “death panel” lies?

But there’s another reason health care reform is much harder now than it would have been under Nixon: the vast expansion of corporate influence.

We tend to think of the way things are now, with a huge army of lobbyists permanently camped in the corridors of power, with corporations prepared to unleash misleading ads and organize fake grass-roots protests against any legislation that threatens their bottom line, as the way it always was. But our corporate-cash-dominated system is a relatively recent creation, dating mainly from the late 1970s.

And now that this system exists, reform of any kind has become extremely difficult. That’s especially true for health care, where growing spending has made the vested interests far more powerful than they were in Nixon’s day. The health insurance industry, in particular, saw its premiums go from 1.5 percent of G.D.P. in 1970 to 5.5 percent in 2007, so that a once minor player has become a political behemoth, one that is currently spending $1.4 million a day lobbying Congress.

That spending fuels debates that otherwise seem incomprehensible. Why are “centrist” Democrats like Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota so opposed to letting a public plan, in which Americans can buy their insurance directly from the government, compete with private insurers? Never mind their often incoherent arguments; what it comes down to is the money.

Given the combination of G.O.P. extremism and corporate power, it’s now doubtful whether health reform, even if we get it — which is by no means certain — will be anywhere near as good as Nixon’s proposal, even though Democrats control the White House and have a large Congressional majority.

And what about other challenges? Every desperately needed reform I can think of, from controlling greenhouse gases to restoring fiscal balance, will have to run the same gantlet of lobbying and lies.

I’m not saying that reformers should give up. They do, however, have to realize what they’re up against. There was a lot of talk last year about how Barack Obama would be a “transformational” president — but true transformation, it turns out, requires a lot more than electing one telegenic leader. Actually turning this country around is going to take years of siege warfare against deeply entrenched interests, defending a deeply dysfunctional political system.

Charlie Crist appoints old Campaign Manager

by Eric Jotkoff
Today, Charlie Crist appointed his old campaign manager and political crony George LeMieux to the United States Senate. While the U.S. Senate is taking up important legislation focusing on our economy, global warming, and health insurance reform – Floridians needed Charlie Crist to appoint a Senator who would fight for us in Washington. Unfortunately, by appointing LeMieux, Crist once again put his own political ambition above doing what is right for Florida.
For the past several years, LeMieux has been a special interest lobbyist who has made millions of dollars selling access to Crist to the highest corporate bidders in Tallahassee. Because he has never been elected to any office, “Senator” LeMieux has only ever been beholden to Charlie Crist, Republican Party donors, and his special interest clients – not the people of Florida.
This is just one more example of the Republican leadership in Tallahassee putting cronyism and corruption above the people of our state. From Ray Sansom, to former lobbyist Bill McCollum, to George LeMieux, it is clear that we must stand together and pledge to end the Republican culture of cronyism and corruption in Tallahassee:
In Tallahassee, the Republican culture of cronyism and corruption has run amuck.
Not only is Charlie Crist playing political games rather than working on behalf of the people of Florida, with the latest example
being his pick for U.S. Senate, but LeMieux’s appointment is just another in a long line of the cronyism and corruption from Republicans
in Tallahassee.
After Republican Speaker Ray Samson’s indictment and revelations about the Republican Party of Florida’s AmEx slush fund, now Charlie Crist taps his friend and campaign manager to go to the U.S. Senate. The shady, backroom dealings that have led to such a culture of corruption and cronyism have got to stop!
That’s why we need you to stand up against the culture of cronyism and corruption. Join me in standing against Charlie Crist’s appointment of
his crony, lobbyist George LeMieux and all the backroom deals that have become the status quo in Tallahassee.


We need health care now, public health care, and no amount of crap from corporate America is going to change that, it always amazes me when the media can make you believe that the small amount of monies (comparatively speaking) that go to poor people is the root of all our problems! Why don’t you figure it out, really look at the figures, the war machine, Cheney and friends, total Cost of the Wars Since 2001 and that’s not even supplying our troops with adequate equipment, and supplying them with substandard healthcare when they return. Remember the Walter Reed debacle! Did you know that Bush wanted to eliminate combat pay for the military in Iraq! Combat pay, a paltry $75.00 extra a month, apparently he was fearful that the billions going to his pals might be affected.


Bush family has destroyed this country, when the old man was in office it was only the saving and loan that collapsed and the taxpayer had to bail it out, but you can certainly say the biggest was yet to come. Georgee Boy, collapsed the whole world economy, now that’s an achievement. But somehow it’s the people fault. In a way, I guess it is, when we silently stood by and let the criminals steal the election by fraud, and then start and continue an illegal war.

Since 911 was contrived and orchestrated to happen one would think that there would be an uprising over that, but it is much easier to blame a less powerful enemy, the people, for your problems. And if socialism means we get healthcare, that’s just fine with me. The best possible Democracy is a socialist Democracy. They don’t usually stay around too long because our CIA infiltrates and destroys. We are a socialist country now, the only problem being, is the only people who receive the benefits now, are the rich! It is nice to know your tax dollars benefit so many wealthy individuals. I guess it is because you believe you too might one day be wealthy, and then you woke up, unfortunately, it will be too late.


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Swarthmore Peace Collection

Have you ever wondered how FCNL started? Or what kind of work the organization did at the end of World War II or during the Cold War arms race? You can find answers to these questions, links to a finding aid first developed by FCNL’s First Executive Secretary E. Raymond Wilson, and more about the origins of FCNL in our permanent archive at the Swarthmore Peace Collection. Find out more.

War Is Not the Answer Photo of the Week: Olympia Friends Meeting

Olympia Friends Meeting

Olympia (WA) Meeting co-clerk Deric Young holding the WINA sign,
Keith Henderson–musician, CD-maker, and FCNL Contact –gladly
accepts Bob Schultz’s contribution for Keith’s first-ever, all-proceeds-to-FCNL
musical collection.

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