Friday, November 19, 2004

What do Godwacks and the decline of the dollar have in common?

I've wondered what a good term would be, and approve this suggestion Godwacks as it seems a term to fit well.

[Given the near-fascist nature of U.S. governmental behavior lately, I do not think it is overstating the case to observe that we liberals seem to have become, at least to some degree, the new Jews of the rising Republican Reich. You remember the old German theme about a certain kind of people being responsible for everything wrong with an otherwise perfect white Christian society. It took a Republican mind to figure out that ‘‘elite’’ liberals constituted exactly such a threat to our national way of life. Remember that the German public saw the Jews as being against their ‘‘values’’ too, and that they had declared cultural and legal war on the Jews long before Hitler came along to galvanize the most nationalistic elements among the German public.]

Read the article gota love bingo, I think I will train my next poodle to be a bingo fur sur.

The value of your dollar represents the value of your time, people
No one showed up to buy our bonds ... the usual foreign investors that usually bail us out didn’t even bother to show ... I guess Bulgaria had an estate sale.

During a routine sale of U.S. Treasury bonds in early September, one of the essential pillars holding up the economy suddenly disappeared. Foreigners have been regularly buying nearly half of all debt issued by the U.S. government. On Sept. 9, for the first time that anyone could remember, they stayed home. "Thoughts of panic flickered out there," said Sadakichi Robbins, head of global fixed-income trading at Bank Julius Baer. ....
A cheaper dollar reduces the value of American securities, making them less attractive to foreign investors. That could eventually precipitate what Robbins called "the doomsday scenario" —— Japan and China not only refusing to buy U.S. bonds, but selling some of their $1.3 trillion in reserves. .... Neither the dollar nor the deficits became a hot-button issue during the presidential campaign, for obvious reasons. No politician has ever won an election by telling people their standard of living is going to go down, particularly at a moment when it's so easy to get a loan. .... That's why the Sept. 9 auction prompted concern. Usually indirect bidders, which include foreign governments, are heavy buyers at Treasury auctions. This time, their purchases were less than 3%. Traders speculated that Japan was finally calling it quits. What happened was never explained, but neither was it repeated. "It turned out to be a fluke," said Kim Rupert, managing director for global fixed-income analysis at Action Economics, a consulting firm. "But at first blush, it was 'Oh my gosh.' " LA Times (US), "Dollar's Decline is Reverberating", 14 November 2004.,1,6750490.story


The war is about the good ol dollar vs the new euro, not terrorist, terror is there now but tell me whom it is that is most terrified, a solder armed to the gills riding in an armored tank or a mother codling here children as the bombs blow the walls down around them. The times have two estimates on war casualties one is double the other, and the medics are accused of shooting the one half to come to the last figure, go figure. 800, 1000 and even 2000 unarmed civilians dead, bodies of insurgent fighters found ... you do not want to know but I am going to tell ya anyways.
Fallugah slaughter of women and children, I am very proud of the value of my time.
OPEC wants to trade based on euro USA only plays trade with dollars or don’t play at all, gets all mean and nasty making you wear your underwear over your head while you dance to bullets.

New York Times Rewrites Fallujah History
November 16, 2004
In three recent reports about the military invasion of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, the New York Times has misreported the facts about the April 2004 invasion of the city and the toll it took on Iraqi civilians.
On November 8, the Times reported: "In April, American troops were closing in on the city center when popular uprisings broke out in cities across Iraq. The outrage, fed by mostly unconfirmed reports of large civilian casualties, forced the Americans to withdraw. American commanders regarded the reports as inflated, but it was impossible to determine independently
how many civilians had been killed."
The next day, the Times made the same point, reporting that the U.S. "had to withdraw during a previous fight for the city in April after unconfirmed reports of heavy civilian casualties sparked outrage among both Sunni and Shiite Iraqis." And on November 15, the Times noted that
the current operation "redressed a disastrous assault on Fallujah last April that was called off when unconfirmed reports of large civilian casualties drove the political cost too high."
It's unclear why the Times considers those civilian deaths "unconfirmed." While there is some debate over precise figures, this wording leaves the impression that nothing can be reasonably known about deaths in Fallujah.
The head of Fallujah's hospital, Dr. Rafie al-Issawi, has consistently maintained that more than 600 people were killed in the initial U.S. siege of Fallujah in April 2004, a figure that rose to more than 800 as the siege was lifted and people pinned down by the fighting were able to register their families' deaths (Knight-Ridder, 5/9/04). More than 300 of the dead, according to al-Issawi, were women and children. The Iraqi Health Ministry in Baghdad, part of the U.S.-installed government, gave a lower figure of about 271 killed, with 52 of the dead being women and children. On October 26, the independent British-based group Iraq Body Count reported that the civilian death toll in Fallujah in April was about 600, based on their extensive evaluation of the numbers reported by local hospital officials and the Health Ministry, as well as mainstream media accounts.
Other journalistic investigations depict the reality of widespread civilian death in Fallujah: An Associated Press tally of the dead in Iraq (4/30/04) discovered that in Fallujah "two football fields were turned into cemeteries, with hundreds of freshly dug graves, marked with wooden planks scrawled with names -- some with names of women, some marked specifically as children. At one of the fields, an AP reporter was told by volunteer gravediggers on April 11 that more than 300 people had been buried there." A Reuters report (4/13/04) quoted researchers from Human Rights Watch calling for an investigation based on reports they received from residents fleeing the violence in Fallujah. Even the lower estimates provided by the Health Ministry debunk the Times' repeated assertion that reports of "large civilian casualties" are "unconfirmed"-- unless the paper wants to maintain that 52 women and children killed in an attempt to "liberate" their city are inconsequential. But the Times should know from its own reporting that the higher casualty figures are much more realistic.
On October 19, the Times reported: "There are no agreed figures for civilian deaths in Iraq over all since the war began in early 2003, but the best estimates, by private groups and independent news organizations, place the figure in the 10,000 to 15,000 range." It would seem obvious, then, that the bombing of a large civilian population in Iraq in what the Times called "the most intense aerial bombardment in Iraq since major combat ended" (4/30/04) would produce significant civilian casualties.
Since substantial numbers of civilians did in fact die in Fallujah in April, even if the exact number cannot be pinned down, readers might wonder if the Times' policy is that things that cannot be confirmed with numerical precision are essentially "unconfirmed." But this would be a double standard on the part of the Times; in its November 8 report, the paper noted: "The number of insurgents in the city is estimated at 3,000, although some guerrillas, terrorist fighters and their leaders escaped the city before the attack. American military officials estimated that of a usual population of 300,000, 70 percent to 90 percent of civilians had fled." Surely there is no way to determine exactly how many insurgents are in Fallujah, or how many civilians have fled. To be consistent, shouldn't the Times be reporting that accounts of civilians leaving the city are "unconfirmed"?
In its November 8 report, the Times matter-of-factly noted that U.S forces targeted a Fallujah hospital early in the campaign "because the American military believed that it was the source of rumors about heavy casualties." The Times added: "This time around, the American military
intends to fight its own information war, countering or squelching what has been one of the insurgents' most potent weapons." If part of that "information war" means convincing Americans that civilians are not victims of the Fallujah invasion, the Times has signed up on the side of the Pentagon.

Today the University of California's Berkeley Quantitative Methods Research Team released a statistical study - the sole method available to monitor the accuracy of e- voting - reporting irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000-260,000 or more excess votes to President George W.Bush in Florida in the 2004 presidential election. The study shows an unexplained discrepancy between votes for President Bush in counties where electronic voting machines were used versus counties using traditional voting methods - what the team says can be deemed a "smoke alarm." Discrepancies this large or larger rarely arise by chance - the probability is less than 0.1 percent. The research team formally disclosed results of the study at a press conference today at the UC Berkeley Survey Research Center, where they called on Florida voting officials to investigate.
I hear that voice, that god wacked voice in my head that makes me write this stuff ... I will type while it dictates and try not to argue so as not to confuse you and make you think I am really hearing voices, or have an earpiece. The voice is a dear godwack friend of mine, whom BTW is not talking to me currently, they tend to analog Atheist as having some sort of satanic core, so maybe it is me that isn’t talking, at this point neither of us seem to care.

When will you get it, you just will not believe anything you can’t see, touch or smell can you. God is in charge now, he didn’t create the damn machines and obviously can’t operate them very well yet either. Our people online that chase you and tell you about the path to hell you are on, have tried tutoring him but he has this temper thing going on now with those Muslims (forgive the voice knows not what it says) in the middle east over his blessed promised chosen ones, he was in a hurry and sent angels to all his followers the night before but the devil must have stood in there way or there would have been 130,000+ more to vote than really did.

Now don’t you think it would be nice to know what people voted, not unregistered angels from bush gate two (a door way to heaven I am sure, the path leads thru the Armageddon though:(

Best wishes to Howard Stern, gota get that XMradio.

Raise your hand if you know, what Fulsome means!

And how Colin Powell used the word to overtly disrobe our emperor, WBush

Fulsome means "offensively excessive," and when two people agree, it's always mutual. This otherwise good man is incorrigible. "offensively excessive"

Fulsome adj to a verb, I presume see also; Oily, Unctuous, Smarmy, Oleaginous.

Bush Administration's Biblical Exodus


Common things between Godwacks and the value of the dollar, no one seems to care where either goes, up or down.

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