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NINTH CIRCUIT COURT ARROGANCE

HUBRIS IN THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT

2012

YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE JUDGES EYES

...............No, You Can’t, Because They Won’t Give You a Hearing Before

Their Eyes!

“The Judge’s coming in, Everybody Rise

......Lift up your Eyes

Some thing’s out of whack

You can do what you please, you don’t have to ask my advice.

Before you call me any dirty names you better think twice!”

 

-----Bob Dylan, Modern Times, Nettie Moore (2006)

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What if Clarence Darrow or Melvin Belli  had to argue their cases over the telephone?  Or only in their briefs...........?

It happened to me on Greg’s case.  He had HIV and Intel fired him on the spot for it.  I did my homework and determined that there might have been a civil rights violation, because Greg was also the only black employee at Intel within that firing rangeGreg Lang v. Intel Corporation 112 F3d 516 (9th Cir 1997)

(AS YOU CONSIDER THESE WORDS FOR THEIR WORTH, CONSIDER THAT THE NINTH CIRCUIT ADMITTED THAT THE DISTRICT COURT JUDGE REDDEN USED THE WRONG STANDARD ON SUMMARY JUDGMENT  --  “We agree that, literally read, the language of the district court misstates plaintiff’s burden at summary judgment.”  Lang at Paragraph 12) *

 

The Crucible  --  Intel hired their finest lawyers and moved for summary judgment.  It is always at summary judgment where the good people lose.  U.S. District Court of Oregon’s Judge Redden saw no need to use the brand-spanking new 16 story, $124 million dollar Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse for oral argument.  Instead, he held oral argument over the telephone.  The telephone system had a lockout feature that precluded me from interjecting when opposing counsel stated an untruth.  When I finally got Judge Redden’s attention on the issue, it was far down the telephone turnpike from opposing counsel’s equivocation.  Judge Redden (who has never met me) had no patience for me returning to the previous truthiness exit ramp.  

 

Losing there I appealed Mr. Lang’s case to the Ninth Circuit.  I had found that the Ninth Circuit had been using the wrong standard on civil rights cases for over twenty years which I clearly explained in my appellate brief.  And I was ready to tell the Ninth Circuit all about it, in four-part harmony at oral argument.  

 

After all, they had fixed up the Pioneer Courthouse so nice and all, I was hoping to see what it looked like on the inside.  Only problem was the Ninth Circuit decided my legal issue and my case were not important enough for face-to-face dealings.  They could learn enough about my case by my legal written instruments and judges would get the histrionics I needed to convince them of this horribly wrong standard they have inflicted on the poor, the meek and downtrodden-----from the ethernet.  [See Steckl v. Motorola Inc., 703 F2d 392 (9th Cir 1983)]

 

In over Twenty Years of handling civil rights cases in the Ninth Circuit they have NEVER allowed my face to enter any of their courtrooms for personal eye contact.  Let’s see, due process is for proper notice and an opportunity to be heard.  Oh, I get it.  To be heard doesn’t mean to actually be heard.  Nothing in person allowed.  No eye contact.  Being “heard” to the judiciary doesn’t mean audible stuff.  Ink is all they want to deal with.  Gee, I wonder if they read what I wrote there..........????

 

Now, I have a foreclosure case with the Ninth Circuit with ‘Standing’ as the issue.  In four years of litigation there, they will not engage my eyes, my mouth or their ears anywhere.  Even though I like the Bay Area, I still look at the Pioneer Courthouse with admiration.  They have poured even more money into the building since Greg’s case, but they still will not let me in.  I even attended an Occupy event there last winter and the guards treated the unwashed pretty shabby.  Even Ms. O’Scannlian, wife of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diarmund O’Scannlian, was treated with suspicion before she showed her I.D.

 

But it is worse.  Not only has the Ninth Circuit refused to allow my physical person in their quarters anywhere, to engage them in eye-to-eye and auditory contact, they have done something worse.  In Four Years of litigation in the Ninth Circuit they have refused to mention a single case I have identified as applicable.  Or a legal argument.  Or even an analysis of why they win and I lose.  Nothing.  Maybe that is why they call him Ninth Judge Memo Bybee.  He was not afraid to sentence many to oblivion without due process, but he only had courage to do it by memo.  Like all judges in the Ninth Circuit, he dispensed his version of justice without having the courage to look them in the eye.

 

Here is my question  --  is any legal official in the Ninth Circuit curious about how they have gotten along by using the wrong legal standard in ALL OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS CASES IN THE NINTH CIRCUIT FOR MORE THAN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS?  Perhaps, if they had allowed even one lawyer into Pioneer Courthouse to engage in REAL advocacy, that lawyer may have been able to explain it, because we all know the judges don’t read our briefs.  Much less the cited cases.  

 

I am tanned, rested, ready and have that seminal case in my rear pocket; my pocket, where the information could go from there to my eyes, my mouth and I could tell the Ninth Circuit exactly how they have been using the wrong standard for civil rights cases for over twenty years.  Think of it.  For the sake of a little eye-to-eye contact. Civil rights in the United States.  Real advocacy like Melvin blossomed.  Maybe civil rights could then blossom too in the far reaches of the Ninth Circuit.    

 

claurenpaulson2012    laurenjpaulson@gmail.com  bulletinsfromaloha.org       theforeclosureombudsman.com

 

*Greg died shortly after the Ninth Circuit’s untoward 1997 decision.  He was an impressive, very impressive young man.  “The World has Gone Black Before My Eyes”  Bob Dylan, Nettie Moore 2006”

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August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

Ninth Judge Memo Bybee

Jewish Federal Reserve Syndicate’s Mafioso’s Justice

modern bandito well pillared liar, cheater, eugenic circa 1930s supporter

Bigger-Than-God-Badder-Than-Satan one of the parasitic clan temporarily owning Yankeestan

Kozinski Chief Ninth Judge Circuit dancing a drooling burlesque

served up justice a dish of pornographic not fit for public consumption

Naked women painted jersey cows unashamedly caught Mrs. Konzinski pointing her finger

Not at her husband’s website of porn she argued good telephone

kowtowing to spirits slithering in froth roaming here from ancient Rome

Holy Dressers Up in Pioneer Square and in the US Supreme Court’s and Bybee’s Israel too

Global empire building holds no embrace of a U.S. due process clause

jungle law rules goyim into ghetto earth hell an all powerful Fed algorithms'

Puppeteer ALL Mafioso Bandito Circuit Judges ET AL ask Rachel Corrie

Roberta Kelly 8/27/12

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

Scienter - Mens Rea

[SEE Biloxi Marx 3752 for the "mug shot"]

JAY S. BYBEE ET AL

Torture Memos Ninth Circuit Federal Reserve Syndicate’s Jewish Mafioso Banditos Jay S. Bybee

and John Yoo’s power overruled the U.S. Constitution and

blessed by the Supreme Court in Israel, but NOT in the United States of America?

Feb 19 2010, "Poor judgment" -- but not guilty of professional misconduct.

Marc Ambinder - the Atlantic contributing editor ... That's the verdict of the Justice Department's Office of Professional Review, .. It appears as if Margolis was persuaded by Yoo and Bybee's contention that the OPR staff ignored their own framework -- particularly the standard that requires that the attorneys had intentionally disregarded OPR rules . . . .

Jay S. Bybee JUDGED insects for Confinement Boxes sharing humans’ realities in the twenty-first century.

Fearing critters one of the humans Bybee decided to judge, was Zubaydah’s psychological torture trigger, an insect.

The indications of tortured in fear, lit the ROYAL LATTER DAY SAINTS Bybee still wandering and looking, lost in a land of nowhere man, this MORMON found the benevolence to take INSECT and change to plural redacted as caterpillar!

PSYCHOLOGICALLY FIT?

ALEX KOZINSKI NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS CHIEF JUSTICE’s PORN

AND

BYBEE WANNA BE

Entomologist: “. . . [Y]ou must inform him that the insects will not have a sting that would produce death or severe pain."

Roberta Kelly 8/28/2012

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

Crystal Cox has an incredible story of the OREGON INJUSTICE Mafioso Bandiotos ...

Legal Schnauzer in Alabama is attacked by the "sin eaters" for exposing the deep roots in "Southern America" ...

Biloxi Marx 3752 Scribd

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

Hard times resurrecting the arteest, lost in a memory hole down under no more time, BUT tragically-sadly tossed hither, thither, and like you even yonder.

Perhaps a blessing in disguise, not yet deceased, arteest and the "attorney-at-law!"

Have to discover, under the covers of undercover, secret rings to make magic in the dark .... a child has been and is, crying in the background, centuries are too many.

Maybe laughter peels in a future?

Stumbling on a walk with an old Jack Russell named Jill Beatrice, litter mate left just like my pack did. Buying a beer to get home as though shuffling is prayer.

Wondering whether or not thirty minutes is enough time to find when black was black and white was white, alas, there's NO such memory. All the lanes are BLANK in the department of pigment, the universe may send our laZy energies [arses] back here to get it right, again and again? Dunno.

Oromney and Robama a stream of consciousness is stewing in the brew of no ideologies.

Witches, Satan, Bigger than God?

Dunno.

Nukes take care of all superstitions in my humble opinion. Wish my computer were fixed, son Ry on IT doing the "Ann Doll" fully in transparency moving the energy, thang.

Thanks LaurenP, Kelly, R

see the PICS wish could upload here, at Biloxi Marx 3752 Scribd /rk

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/poland.htm

Hitler's Goal: Terrorize Polish People Into Subservience.

Hundreds of Polish community leaders, mayors, local officials, priests, teachers, lawyers, judges, senators, doctors were executed in public. Much of the rest of the so-called Intelligentsia, the Polish leading class, was sent to concentration camps where they later died.

Just like the Nazis the Soviets also reigned terror in Poland. The Soviets took over Polish businesses, Polish factories and destroyed churches and religious buildings. The Polish currency (zloty) was removed from circulation. All Polish banks were closed and savings accounts were blocked.

During the period of the Holocaust of World War II, Poland lost:

* 45% of her doctors,
* 57% of her attorneys
* 40% of her professors,
* 30% of her technicians,
* more than 18% of her clergy
* most of her journalists.

Poland's educated class was purposely targeted because the Nazis knew that this would make it easier to control the country.

Hans Litten.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Litten

Hans Achim Litten (June 19, 1903 – February 5, 1938) was a German lawyer who represented opponents of the Nazis at important political trials between 1929 and 1932, defending the rights of workers during the Weimar Republic.

During one trial in 1931, Litten subpoenaed Adolf Hitler, to appear as a witness, where Litten then cross-examined Hitler for three hours. Hitler was so rattled by the experience that, years later, he would not allow Litten's name to be mentioned in his presence.

In retaliation, Litten was arrested on the night of the Reichstag Fire along with other progressive lawyers and leftists. Litten spent the rest of his life in one Nazi concentration camp or another, enduring torture and many interrogations. After five years and a move to Dachau, where his treatment worsened and he was cut off from all outside communication, he committed suicide.

A number of memorials to him exist in Germany, but Litten was largely ignored for decades because his politics did not fit comfortably in either the west or the communist postwar propaganda.

Not until 2011 was Litten finally portrayed in the mass media, when the BBC broadcast The Man Who Crossed Hitler, a television film set in Berlin in summer 1931.

Deposition of Hitler ... Rove?

NOTE: Michael Ratner, recipient of the Hans Litten Award and he is The Constitutional Law Center in the United States at New York, where are the depositions for 9-1-1?!

"... Didn't Goebbels create the slogan, "one must pound the adversary to a pulp?"

"Hitler: This is to be understood as "one must dispatch and destroy opposing organizations".

(...)(The presiding judge read a question formulated by Litten):

Did Hitler, as he named Goebbels Reich Minister of Propaganda, know of the passage from his book, where Goebbels declares that fear of the coup d'état cannot be permitted, that parliament should be blown up and the government hunted to hell and where the call to revolution was made again, letter-spaced?

Hitler: I can no longer testify under oath, if I knew Goebbels' book at the time. The theme(...) is absolutely of no account to the Party, as the booklet doesn't bear the Party emblem and is also not officially sanctioned by the Party. (...)

Honor of Hans Achim Litten at Biloxi Marx 3752 Scribd 8/29/12

Sunday Sept. 9th, 1 to 5pm, Area “G” Sellwood Park, SE 7th and SE Lambert

Tired of Propaganda?

Feel smothered by people parroting lies?
Well this potluck is for you!

Bring food you like to eat and beverages you like to drink to share with others!

A Bullshit Free zone will exist around area G. People who talk about the 9-11 false flag, Portland’s water system and why we must stop the poisoning of the water via fluoride, Palestine and how we are all Palestinians, peace, justice and anything else; will be there.

There will be an extra interesting participant, Fritz Springmeir, at the potluck. Find out about him come and ask a question.

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

". . He has burned his bridges . .

They were up against The Blob.

And The Blob won.

The Blob – its really called that – refers to the government entities that regulate the finance industry – like the Banking Committee, Treasury Department, and SEC – and the army of Wall Street representatives and lobbyists that continuously surrounds and permeates them,” Connaughton writes. “The Blob moves together. Its members are in constant contact by e-mail and phone. They dine, drink, and take vacations together. Not surprisingly, they frequently intermarry. No lobbying restrictions yet promulgated can prevent pillow talk between Blob spouses.”

But Connaughton is silent no more.

“I’m willing to burn every bridge,” he writes. “Now that I’ve mutinied and fled to a remote place, I want to set flame to the ship that would take me back there.”

Burning Every Bridge
Payoff in the Pit of the Plutocracy
by RUSSELL MOKHIBER at counterpunch"

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRK

There is a photo which is an American family in the "Dust Bowl" and the BLOB was the controlling force in that time, too. see that photo sent by Gilad Atzmon to me, Biloxi Marx 3752 Scribd

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

"... Here, thanks to our good friend,

Dennis Gartman,

is a home run from Paul Ryan's speech:

.. College graduates should not have to live out their 20’s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at the fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get on with their life.

Wow!

The reason this is notable is simple: recall that the one catalyst that could throw the presidential election, that many already say is a slam dunk for Obama, into a tailspin is the S&P crashing in the months, weeks or days heading into November. Certainly this fact is not lost on Wall Street. And what is Wall Street best known for?

Is Cashin Cashin' In On Obama?

Bulletins from Aloha and ALL BFA "readers" whether cognizant or not of the incredible reporting here at Lauren's BLOG, the BLOB is not about to say "Hey the trillions of countless wealth and your 'souls goy' too, are not what we need anymore to continue a global gulag of all the goyim on planet earth."

DO NOT GO TO THE VOTING POLLS.

This act and then add another act, DO NOT CONSUME for about one week, sit and DO NOTHING.

Then the BLOB has no more blubbering piles of protoplasm to continue in ITS' criminal racket of thievery sold as democracy.

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranon

What the Supreme Court ruled in "Citizens' United," to be above all We The People, as "unconstitutional"

...................................

MOST POWERFUL DIRECTORS

Alcoa: Ratan N. Tata, Ernesto Zedillo, James W. Owens, Klaus Kleinfeld

Apple: Albert A. Gore Jr., Robert A. Iger, Ronald D. Sugar

Berkshire Hathaway: Warren E. Buffett, William H. Gates III, Ronald L. Olson

Boeing: Kenneth M. Duberstein, Edward M. Liddy, Arthur D. Collins Jr.

Coca-Cola: Muhtar Kent, Barry Diller, Richard M. Daley

Facebook: Erskine B. Bowles, Peter A. Thiel, Marc L. AndreessenGoogle L. John Doerr, Eric E. Schmidt, John L. Hennessy

IBM: James W. Owens, Arthur D. Collins Jr., Patricia F. Russo

JPMorganChase & Co.: James S. Crown, James Dimon, Ellen V. Futter

McDonald’s: John W. Rogers Jr., Andrew J. McKenna Sr., Walter E. Massey

Welcome to Muckety, where you can use interactive maps to explore relationships of the rich and powerful.

Most of the people in our database don’t publish profiles of their
various business, nonprofit and political affiliations.

We list top government and political figures, as well as board members of Fortune 1000 companies, major nonprofits and influential colleges.

We show lobbyists, campaign contributions and family
relationships of the famous and influential, along with the infamous and criminally charged.

downloaded a map at Biloxi Marx, the "Blob" only one small image!

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrk

Pay attention to the skies. In the Pacific Northwest the air today is filled with chemicals.

Chemicals poured into our atmosphere which we must have clean in order to breathe wholly.

We The People know when we have really pissed off the ruthless empire builders, they punish us with "Chemtrails" in as many varying formulas of "poisonous cocktails" that allow for the "medical industrial complex" [EG "Obamacare"] to be authenticated.

When the chemicals in our skies are ceased, desisted and stopped then and only then can we ascertain REAL "progressive" universal values are at work.

Until the skies are not controlled by killers that have only one agenda ["21"] that is to wipe all but, approximately 500,000, in the USofA, we are simply "goyim" [IE "cattle"].

Americans, demand clean, whole, non-toxic. Just say NO to the fluoride in the water and chemicals in the air.

Then when all are no longer toxic poisoned and awaken, real change.

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

"... Once Rome accepted Julius Caesar’s coup, the Roman Republic was gone. Those who tried to save the Roman Republic by assassinating Caesar failed, because the majority of the legions had gone over to the dictatorship, which promised them more money than the Republic had. Caesar’s name became the title for Rome’s dictators.

In the US, even your friendly local police have gone over to dictatorship. And they are armed with its tools. A friend, a competitive shooter for accuracy, told me that as he left his gun club on August 27, a local sheriff department entered in a military armored vehicle, something one would expect to see on a battlefield, followed by a large sheriff’s department truck full of military equipment. He says that the gun club allows local police to use the club’s facilities so that club members are not stopped and harassed about their firearms as they go to and from the club. He reports that the police will line up 30 abreast, with automatic weapons, not allowed to club members, and fire at one target, with 30 police emptying 30-round magazines at the same target.

He once asked our protectors if they were practicing for some competition. The answer was, “No, we are preparing to control the outcome when there is trouble.

Control is the operative word. We have seen for a number of years now that the Republican Party is power-addicted. Remember when the Bush administration fired the US Attorneys who refused the order to indict only Democrats? Remember the Republican Party’s transparent frame-up of popular Alabama Democratic governor Don Siegelman? Evidence indicates that the Republican operative Karl Rove took advantage of a Republican federal judge, vulnerable according to news reports to corruption charges, and a compliant Republican US attorney in Alabama to railroad Governor Siegelman. The message to Democrats was: if you get elected in our Southern Territory, we will get you.

The Republicans Cross The Rubicon
By Paul Craig Robert
Global Research, September 04, 2012
paulcraigroberts.org

September 4, 2012"

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

"... TARGET: TRAFICANT ....

.. The outrageous never-before-told inside story of how the Justice Department, the Israeli lobby and the mass media conspired to set up and take down Ohio’s outspoken Congressman Jim Traficant . . .

.. . . From the pen of AFP correspondent Michael Collins Piper—the only journalist
Jim Traficant agreed to speak to from prison after being convicted on trumped-up corruption charges. Traficant wouldn’t even speak to The New York Times!

In TARGET: TRAFICANT, veteran author Michael Collins Piper—whom Jim Traficant has said was the only journalist to tell his story truthfully and correctly from the beginning—has assembled this eye-opening and disturbing overview of the campaign by high-level forces to set up and take down the no-nonsense populist congressman.

If you have ever had any doubts about Traficant’s integrity—doubts instilled by a long-standing media cacophony attacking Traficant—you’ll soon realize that the Traficant case represents one of the most outrageous and thoroughly illegal hit-and-run operations ever orchestrated in our “democracy.” It is perhaps all too representative of the high-level corruption for which the “Justice” Department has been found responsible time and time again.

Piper dissects the intrigues of the Justice Department and the FBI (as well as the maneuvers by the federal judge who oversaw the Traficant trial) and demonstrates, beyond any doubt, that Jim Traficant was absolutely innocent of all of the charges on which he was convicted . . .

American Free Press

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

"... Business Insider, Money Game, Forget Bernanke: A Paper At Jackson Hole May Have Changed The Future Of Economics, Joe Weisenthal | Sep. 2, 2012,

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-woodford-endorses-ngdp-targeting-2012-9#ixzz25Sv3ipot

If you just knew two things about the current state of the US economy — that unemployment was unacceptably high and that inflation was subdued — you'd suggest that the proper course for the Federal Reserve would be to lower interest rates, and make money cheaper.

The problem is: interest rates are at ~0%.

This is the defining monetary puzzle of our time.

Since the crisis hit, the Federal Reserve has attempted to juice the economy through a program that's called Quantitative Easing, which is buying long-dated government bonds and mortgage backed securities It's the same scheme that the Bank of Japan has tried in its long battle against saggy growth and deflation.

The effect has been to balloon the size of the Federal Reserve Balance Sheet, as you can see in this chart, which comes from The Cleveland Fed.

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet from the Cleveland Fed

A CHART, THAT I CANNOT POST, THUS, I AM AT BILOXI MARX, WORKING ON THIS PARTICULAR SUBJECT POINT AT THIS TIME, TO BE FINISHED TODAY OR TOMORROW, BUT HERE IS THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA FOR NOW AND THE FUTURE:

"... And now here's where things get interesting...

" ... Following Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole, a paper was delivered at the conference by Michael Woodford, a Columbia economist who is considered to be one of the world's foremost experts on monetary policy and interest rates.

The title of the paper was Accommodation at the Zero Lower Bound and clocking in at 97 pages, it provides an exhaustive overview of which monetary stimulus techniques really work when the Fed's official interest rates have hit ~0%.

Woodford's paper was a rebuke to Bernanke. What it says is that asset purchases have modest, difficult-to-quantify effects, and are not even theoretically robust. Instead, what really works, are verbal commitments by central banks to target a certain economic or financial outcome. Woodford ends up coming out in support of Nominal GDP Level Targeting, one of the buzziest ideas in academic economics, which we'll go explain below.

But this is a major moment, when a top economist at one of the world's foremost monetary policy settings made this case (and in a very thorough manner).

In a note put out on Friday, JPMorgan's Michael Feroli wrote:

What can be gleaned from all of this about the current thinking on monetary policy at the zero lower bound? While some of Woodford's characterizations are idiosyncratic to his own biases, many are probably indicative of where the profession is drifting.

The emphasis on communication is consistent with how the minutes have been characterizing the internal Fed debate; while the market only wants to talk about QE, the Fed seems equally focused on refining their communication tools.

Second, his observation that communication tools are more effective when they conditionally commit policymakers to a certain path of action also appears consistent with where the policy debate is eventually heading.

Third, Woodford's criticism of balance sheet policies are probably more extreme than most researchers, as evidenced by Bernanke's strong defense of the effectiveness of such action, though the profession may be nudging closer to his position. For example, some recent research -- which Woodford cites -- is consistent with the view that much of the QE effect comes from signaling, which presumably is better done directly through communications. Even so, in his earlier talk Bernanke sounded content with conducting asset purchases even if they operated primarily through a signaling channel. Moreover, some recent internal Fed research (Kiley 2012) suggests that lowering the path of short-term rates will do more to stimulate the economy than lowering longer-term interest rate term premium -- which is arguably the path through which QE works.

We'd also point out that Feroli's note is titled: Don't forget the undercards at Jackson Hole — the boxing metaphor is pretty much perfect given that Woodford afford a major rebuke to the big guy.

Bottom line: Ideas that had been buzzy and fringy not long ago are now very close to the center of the profession of monetary policy.

Download the whole Woodford paper here. Makes for some great Labor Day reading.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-woodford-endorses-ngdp-targeting-2012-9#ixzz25SukoTcm

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

Harvest Fall Spiders Are Here

Hanging in between the trees, leaves, branches
webs blowing soft and silent almost not moving at all
waiting legs attached to the unsticky woven trap for life

Beautifully the sun quietly, sinking, silhouetting
Harvest Fall Spider here on the walk Beanie and I are
together climbing Mount Tabor in the City of Portland

In the country the spiders are, everywhere, now
getting ready for the winter’s dark and dreary coma
hanging thread-like Alexander Great awakening no not

Bountiful except in the seasons, fall and, summer
as well as in spring plus in winter countless species
Arachnids energies in nature a miracle webbed perfection

And Chuang Tzu said when, he awakened, was
he the butterfly or was the butterfly him perceiving
earth spiders butterflies human beings families all relative

Roberta Kelly
9/4/2012

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

"... Tutu has said the US- and UK-led war against Iraq had brought about conditions for the civil war in Syria and a possible Middle East conflict involving Iran ..

“... The then leaders of the United States [Mr. Bush] and Great Britain [Mr. Blair] fabricated the grounds to behave like playground bullies and drive us further apart. They have driven us to the edge of a precipice where we now stand – with the specter of Syria and Iran before us,” he said ..

"... No doubt, Bush and Blair will be eventually tried in a fair court of justice for the crimes they have committed in Iraq in the name of democracy under the hallucination of a divine decree; indeed, that is only a matter of when rather than if. As for Bush, he has explicitly stated that he was on a mission from God to strike Afghanistan and Iraq. Overwhelmed with a maniac feeling of messianic mission, Bush revealed this religious madness four months after the US-led invasion of Iraq in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in his meeting with a Palestinian delegation during the Israeli-Palestinian summit ..

He said, “I am driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, ‘George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan’. And I did. And then God would tell me ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq’. And I did" ..

"... In an unprecedented ruling handed down by the Kuala Lumpur (KL) War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia in May, George W. Bush and a number of his accomplices including Dick Cheney, former US Vice President, Donald Rumsfeld, former Defense Secretary, and Alberto Gonzales, then Counsel to President Bush were found guilty of war crimes ..

“... Iraq: Inside the Belly of the CIA, By Dr. Ismail Salami, Global Research, September 08, 2012

“... Much to the bitter disappointment of the international community, a report recently declassified by the CIA reveals that a war that started in the name of democracy in Iraq in 2003 and claimed the lives of more than one million innocent Iraqis and thousands of US-led troops was waged on the basis of an unfortunate series of blatant lies fabricated by CIA.”

September 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Kelly

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