- Show live from Barcelona, Spain. Tomorrow Thom is speaking at the "NOW SOLAR" conference, Barcelona about the Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight. Les últimes hores del Sol antic: El destí de la Terra i què hi podem fer. On Friday he is speaking at the National Museum of Natural Science, Madrid about the Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight (Terra Foundation).
- To create jobs, Obama should do less not more.
- Obama's recent trip to Asia, trade pact with South Korea, working with non-nuclear North Korea to rebuild their economy...
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- Quote: "We never repent of having eaten too little." -- Thomas Jefferson.
- Article: Cloward-Piven Government. By James Simpson.
"It is time to cast aside all remaining doubt. President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact.
In September of last year, American Thinker published my article, Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. Part of a series, it connected then-presidential candidate Barack Obama to individuals and organizations practicing a malevolent strategy for destroying our economy and our system of government. Since then, the story of that strategy has found its way across the blogosphere, onto the airwaves of radio stations across the country, the Glenn Beck television show, Bill O'Reilly, and now Mark Levin.
The methodology is known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and we can all be grateful to David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks for originally exposing and explaining it to us. He describes it as:
The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were two lifelong members of Democratic Socialists of America who taught sociology at Columbia University (Piven later went on to City University of New York). In a May 1966 Nation magazine article titled "The Weight of the Poor," they outlined their strategy, proposing to use grassroots radical organizations to push ever more strident demands for public services at all levels of government.
The result, they predicted, would be "a profound financial and political crisis" that would unleash "powerful forces ... for major economic reform at the national level." "
- Clip: Perino: "We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term".
Sean Hannity: I still wonder, does he really understand national security and that we really do have a war on terror, which they have been hesitant to use? Even the term.
Dana Perino: Well, I, I— There is one thing that I would say about Fort Hood that I feel very strongly about, which is—and I don't say this to be political—I think it matters a lot what we call it. And we had a terrorist attack on our country, and we should call it what it is, because we need to face up to it, so that we can prevent it from happening again.
Sean Hannity: I agree with you. And you know why won't they say what you just so simply said?
Dana Perino: It's probably, they want to do all of their investigations; I don't know all of their thinking that goes into it, but, you know, we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term. I hope they're not looking at this politically; I do think that we owe it to the American people to call it what it is."
- Article: Agrarian Justice. Thomas Paine.
- Happy Thanksgiving.