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What’s another $2 Billion on top of the $1 Billion for the Clunker Car Program?  I’ll tell you, it’s $3 Billion in bureaucratic chicken shit, that’s what it is. 

“The House of Representatives approves $2 billion more for the popular but financially strapped “cash for clunkers” car purchase program, heeding calls from U.S. consumers who hope to keep taking advantage of the trade-in incentives.”

Called the Car Allowance Rebate System, or CARS, the program is designed to help the economy and the environment by spurring new car sales. Car owners can receive federal subsidies of up to $4,500 for trading in their old cars for new ones that achieve significantly higher gas mileage.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the new money for the program would come from funds approved earlier in the year as part of an economic stimulus bill. http://money.aol.com/article/house-oks-2b-for-cash-for-clunkers/597445

Heeding calls from consumers?  Wake the frig up. I bet half the cars in the heap of trade ins aren’t worth that in the first place.  The banks will finance folks for the full amount of the new car until payments can’t be made and people default on the loan or lease.   If I got a check for $4500 and couldn’t make my house payment or buy food, the car payment is last on my list.

Betcha they don’t even have to be an American Made.  Oh WTF?  The government ran out of money on a clunker program the first week and people believe it can run our health care system? 

Why not just give a few billion to ACORN so they can issue bad loans that will never get paid back again either.

I for one want to see exactly how many cars were sold last week, and under which brand- compared to the previous weeks sales.

Really, why not bail out the chicken farmer or the pork farmers with all this Swine and Avian Flu?  Oh, the privileges of socialism. 

To quote Mr. Traficant, Beam me Up! 

Photo props to http://scripting.wordpress.com/2007/09/04/scripting-news-for-9407/

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Mercedes Benz Military Vehicles are apparently headed to Camp Pendleton? 

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The Mercedes Bens G-Class was born initially as a military vehicle based on an order from the Shah of Persia back in 1970. And it just happened to become a civilian vehicle a decade later. But no matter what clothes it wears, it looks and works just right wherever it goes. Now though it’s going back to its roots by this fabulous 6×6 version made for the Australian army.

Three-axeled 6.5 tons monster, designed to accommodate up to 9 passengers with heavy luggage, the perfect tool for missions including unit transportation. The other half are long wheelbase 461 series with a huge cargo area which is 3.2 meters long and can carry stuffs up to nine tons. Mercedes G-Class 6×6 is painted in sand beige and looks truly striking.http://www.motorward.com/2009/06/mercedes-gclass-6×6-for-australian-army/  They are also referred to as Gelandewagen and similar vehicles can be found at http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/vehicles/mercedes-benz/.

Why are these “striking,” similar looking vehicles travelling down America’s highways.  Martial Law? Pandemic Emergency Preparedness? Government Requisition? Foreign Army Transport? NLE Practice?

“With GM’s restructuring complete,Steven Rattner, whose leadership and vision were invaluable to the Auto Task Force’s efforts, has decided to transition back to private life and his family in New York City….Ron Bloom will assume leadership of the Task Force’s activities as the government transitions its role away from day-to-day restructuring to monitoring this vital industry and protecting the substantial investment the American taxpayers have made in GM, Chrysler, and GMAC.” http://michellemalkin.com/2009/07/13/alert-car-czar-steven-chooch-rattner-is-leaving/

“There is no checking with the government,” he[sic Bloom]  said in relation to company leaders’ approach to running the businesses. Board members will not need to “look back” over their shoulder to make sure the government is approving all decision making, he said….The Treasury Department has committed over $60 billion in direct assistance to GM and Chrysler. Tens of billions more have been committed to Delphi Corp., GMAC LLC and suppliers.The Department of Energy has committed $25 billion in funding for auto makers to retool factories in order to develop and build fuel-efficient cars.”http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124873753926785139.html

In 1974, after a series of scandalous take-downs of pension and retirement funds during the Nixon era, Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  ERISA says you can’t seize workers’ pension funds (whether monthly payments or health insurance) any more than you can seize their private bank accounts.  And that’s because they are the same thing:  workers give up wages in return for retirement benefits. http://www.alternet.org/workplace/140441/how_obama’s_’car_czar’_steve_rattner_is_bankrupting_gm/  Well, looks like you can under President Obama.

Somebody, some frigging place ought to look over our tax dollars and tell me why there is a Mercedes Benz Military Vehicle on a car hauler heading from South Carolina to California.  WTF?  Billions in auto bailouts and someone has the fucking audacity to order a fucking Mercedes Military Vehicle? Are they even U.S. Military?  From Delphi to GM people are loosing pensions- blatantly breaking laws, while our Constitutional lawyer President Obama makes statements about racial profiling.  X-CUSE Me but I think people looked blindly past your skin color when they voted expecting better than this. 

Maybe these vehicles have something to do with the upcoming NLE 09 exercises.  Yeah, that makes me feel all warm inside. 

I thought “This land is your land, this land is my land…”.words and music by Woody Guthrie

“In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office – I see my people
And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’
If this land’s still made for you and me.”  http://www.arlo.net/resources/lyrics/this-land.shtml

This week in History on Sat., July 28, 1945In a ringing declaration indicating that America’s pre-World War II isolation was truly at an end, the U.S. Senate approves the charter establishing the United Nations.

If you are sitting down, “”Millions of men, women and children have died because nations took to the naked sword instead of the conference table to settle their differences.” The U.N. charter would provide the “foundation and cornerstone on which the international organization to keep the peace will be built.”  from This Day in Military History http://tdiumh.blogspot.com/2005/07/july-28.html

Keep the peace indeed–now get those Mercedes Military Vehicles off of my U.S. Taxpayer paid roads, built upon U.S. Soil with American blood, sweat and tears. 

Buy American, it is the very least you can do.

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As I’ve posted before, have we totally lost our minds regarding bailouts, stimulus packages and the conversion of the dollar to the Amero or something else?  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2008/10/02/bailout-in-usd-or-amero/#comments

Almost ONE TRILLION DOLLARS for a stimulus?  How much wood can a wood chuck chuck to turn it in to paper money?

There is no money shortage, we just print more.  Kind of like the Blondie who didn’t notice the gas cost increase.  She just kept adding $10 every time the tank was on empty.  Seeing as our Treasury has lost around $73 billion and the Senate is about to authorizing spending $800 billion,  before all hell breaks loose we better wakie uppie to the chance that the US dollar just like capitalism, might be a thing of the past.   

For an interesting peek at currency check out http://www.wisebread.com/local-currencies

There is lots of gossip about the new North-American currency “Amero” which would, as people say, come to replace Canadian and American dollars together with Mexican peso and would become one and only currency in North America. Some photos of actual Amero bills and coins appeared on different near world-conspiracy blogs and you tube channels like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H65f3q_Lm9U&eurl which features Lou Dobbs. 

Don’ t kid yourself in to believing that there is no partnership already underway between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.  As much as I love a conspiracy theory, the The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) exists and you can see it here  www.spp.gov . President Bush, Prime Minister Harper and President Fox got together to enhance security and prosperity for all!  Hurray for all for one and one for all.  The SPP is a trilateral partnership provides the framework to ensure that North America is the safest and best place to live and do business! 

Translation- Obama’s “buy American” bailout provision could not be included in the stimulus if the Amero or any other dollarization was to have any chance of working.  You know – keep the borders closed to terrorism yet open to trade, money, immigrants, drugs, oil, etc.

Well, in Russia they stepped bit further and think that the currency would be called not Amero but Lunaro, or Lunar if to be exact, and probably it would replace not only Northern American currencies but all currencies on Earth and even, probably, on Moon. That’s what they call the real New World Order.   For more versions of the lunar currency check out –  http://englishrussia.com/?p=2210

For another alternative; The Liberty Dollar is private, inflation proof currency that is devoid of debt. It’s a currency of the people, for the people, and by the people.  http://www.libertydollar.org/

And for all the Obamabot supporters, check here for a not yet released Obama $100 bill.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimples2/3005160116/  Maybe rather than call the Amero, it will be called the Omero since the faith of the electorate is what got Obama elected. 

http://www.wisebread.com/local-currencies has some more listings of currency and barter.  And Ted has an overview of dollarization, all be it almost 10 years old but it remains poignant still.  http://www.american.edu/TED/dollar.htm

The pattern is clear: governments that respond to a crisis created by free-market ideology with an acceleration of that same discredited agenda will not survive to tell the tale says Naomi Klein at http://www.alternet.org/workplace/125566/naomi_klein%3A_public_revolt_builds_against_rip-off_rescue_plans_for_the_economy/?page=entire

Let’s hope the dollar and the economy survives.  While we wait to see what’s ahead, Ahrcanum spends and earns U.S. Treasury backed dollars. 

Incidentally, the Senate does not  appear to know if it signed a$780 billion or $826 billion stimulus package.   http://jerseynut.blogspot.com/2009/02/so-exactly-how-big-is-stimulus-bill.html  OMG and WTF? Another $40 billion or so that just seems to vanish into thin air.

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President Obama was in Williamsburg, Va., addressing  the House Democrats saying the stimulus bill could end the “tyranny of oil, “and blames the entire economic meltdown of the GOP and GWB. 

“Bolivian president Jorge Quiroga recently remarked that two key commodities, oil and cocaine, enter the United States duty free while the U.S. Congress debates duty-free entry of legal products from the United States…” http://www.latinbusinesschronicle.com/app/article.aspx?id=3129 

Congress is debating a lot of things, but it would seem that this stimulus bill isn’t going to stimulate anything but more angst for everyone. Why would Obama allow House Democrats to draft his stimulus legislation in the first place? What could he have been been thinking.  http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/05/obama-stimulus-republicans-opinions-columnists_0206_peter_robinson.html?partner=popstories

Apparently, it all comes back to the black gold and blame for Mr. O, failing to realize that there have been plenty of bipartisan issues that created this fiasco.  Yes, three–quarters of oil is owned and controlled by the world’s governments.  Chevron, Exxon Mobil, BP , Shell, Valero, Conoco-Phillips and Marathon are part of the world’s largest and most powerful financial empires in and of themselves, recently announcing record profits.  Problematic, is the restrictions from drilling and exploration on U.S. Soil and Territories while Obama wants to go green.  Sarah Palin governs a treasure trove of oil and reserves that could certainly help our economy. 

Green is already breaking the state of California with businesses moving out of state and taking jobs with it before they have to pay cap and trade carbon penalties.   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123336500319935517.html?mod=googlenews_wsj  “Green policies have a tendency to push states into the red.”  Green is not going to push up any daisies for America in the short term, either.

Antonia Juhasz, in her book, “The tyranny of oil- The world’s most powerful industry and what we must do to stop it,” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95465269 says the business and politics of oil’s production pose such grave implications on so many fronts — the environment, human rights, the economy, worker safety, public health — that the current state of petroleum-industry affairs is fundamentally antithetical to democracy.  Antithetical to democracy?  Tell that to the Iraq’s who recently voted in a democratic election. 

Juhasz is also analyst with Oil Change International, a watchdog group, and is the author of “The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time.”  Want to bet she voted for Obama?   Obama is not blameless in taking in Oil Industry campaign donations, granted not as much as the Republicans. 

General James Jones, US National Security Adviser was nominated to the board of directors for Chevron.  http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/news/gen-james-l-jones-nominated-to-chevron-board-of-di.shtml  Jones said, “Americans are right to demand swift and sensible action to produce more energy right here at home…”   http://www.energyxxi.org/articles/Statement_from_General_James_L_Jones_USMC_Ret_on_expanding_US_oil_and_gas_access.aspx  Maybe there is hope yet.

In the first round of billions spent, a report due on Friday calculates Treasury put about $254 billion into financial institutions in 2008, but got only $176 billion in value.  “That’s a shortfall of about $78 billion,”  adding that Mr. Paulson “was not entirely candid” in his description of TARP’s bank capital injection program. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/business/economy/06tarp.html?em   Pauslon bought preferred stock in companies like General Motors and Citigroup.  I’ve heard of “Buy American”, but holy shit, Paulson wasn’t supposed to take it literally.

What the frig is O doing in Williamsburg anyways- the campaign is over.  We know, you won.  Sad thing is, we’ve already lost $78 billion.  A stimulus is supposed to be immediate short-term spending in an economic downturn, not a forever solution to every problem.  It is still winter on the calendar and just a few weeks into the Obama administration and capi­talism and globalization are freezing in the US. 

Someone get Obama a blanket cause the heat is on Mr. President.

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