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From page A8 | February 25, 2013 | 77 Comments

“It is but equity . . . that they who feed, clothe and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the produce of their own labor as to be themselves tolerably well fed, clothed and lodged.” That was from Adam Smith’s 1776 book, “The Wealth of Nations.” Today, more than 200 years later, the United States of America, that shining city on a hill that all can see, is still trying to decide whether or not a person who works 40 hours a week should be able to earn enough money to feed, clothe and house his family.

I remember 1964, when I was 16 and started working after school at Evans & Pyle Hardware on downtown Texas Street. My dad ran the place and he told me that since I was the boss’ kid, I’d always have to work harder than anyone else and that I’d only get minimum wage. That “take away” sales pitch sold me. To me, one hour at the $1.30 minimum wage equated to more than four gallons of gas, enough to cruise Texas Street all evening long.

You can’t do that today; cruising is illegal in Fairfield. Adjusted for inflation, I was enjoying the best American minimum wage, ever. Working for $1.30 an hour in the 1960s was the equivalent of getting more than $10 per hour today.

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed gradually raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour. That’s not a big deal here in California; we’re already at $8 per hour, but the right-wingers are still raising a stink. We are hearing the same old arguments that have been repeatedly recycled from America’s first minimum wage fight in 1938: “It will hurt business,” and, “It will cause more unemployment.” Like any expense, labor costs are partially defrayed by the corporate tax structure and those extra pennies hidden in your restaurant bill translate into palpable benefits to all those who helped place that food before you.

Even if minimum wage was raised to $9 per hour, working 40 hours per week would get you $18,000 a year, but according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute, a family of two parents and two children living in Fairfield actually needs about $50,000 a year to “cover essentials.” At the current $7.25 per hour, that family’s breadwinner would have to work 138 hours per week. At $9 per hour, that number drops dramatically to a mere 111 hours per week, giving our next-door neighbor a well-deserved break.

What happens when minimum wage workers can’t cover the essentials, or get old, sick or injured?

Taxpayers foot the bill. Taxpayers subsidize corporate profits with Earned Income Tax Credits, welfare, MediCal, Social Security and food stamps. If the minimum wage is increased as President Obama proposes, taxpayers will still have to chip in, just not as much. As an added bonus, minimum-wage workers have a lot of pent-up demand. Any extra money they receive will not be shunted off to Swiss bank accounts, but will be spent here and now, benefitting our entire economy.

There have always been and will always be minimum wage workers driving the American economy, doing the things that need to be done, that most of us don’t want to do. District 11 Rep. George Miller said: “It becomes apparent to the public that these people work very hard, in difficult and very dirty jobs, and at the end of a year of working full time, they end up in poverty.”

This issue speaks to us as a society. Personal responsibility should be sufficiently rewarded.

Mike Kirchubel grew up in Fairfield and is the author of “Vile Acts of Evil – Banking in America.” He can be reached at

Mike Kirchubel


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  • Mike KirchubelFebruary 25, 2013 - 6:24 am

    What's missing from the article is me shoving "personal responsibility" back in the Republican's faces, dropping the microphone, and walking off stage.

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  • G-ManFebruary 25, 2013 - 7:41 am

    Or BO getting up and walking out of a budget meeting like a petulant little child..btw Daddy's were overpaid!

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  • Everybody say...Give up the FunkFebruary 25, 2013 - 7:55 am

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  • StR My apologies to any that I have offendedFebruary 25, 2013 - 8:53 am

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  • Get your heads out of the sand peopleFebruary 25, 2013 - 9:18 am

    On the engaging Monday, February 25 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex continues analyzing the unrelenting blows to the Second Amendment as he blows the lid on the wider agenda behind proposed gun bans. On today's program, Alex welcomes former Congressman Ron Paul to break down the use of force by federal agents to enforce unjust and unconstitutional laws and the victimization of Americans for simply engaging in commercial transactions. We'll also welcome Natural News editor Mike Adams “The Health Ranger” in studio to discuss Monsanto taking over 400 farmers to court for allegedly violating seed patents.

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  • richFebruary 25, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    Can't stay on topic TE? My goodness, you just dont get it, do you?

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  • pornacFebruary 25, 2013 - 9:30 am

    Great article. I'm waiting for an argument. Not an insult.

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  • Mike kirchubelFebruary 25, 2013 - 9:40 am

    Thanks. When commenters lack the ability to formulatea reasonable argument,tthey resort to personal attacks. It tells you a lot about the attacker.

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  • G-ManFebruary 25, 2013 - 10:01 am

    I do arguments to just seems when I land a solid fact based punch on Kirch and most other libbys here..they go crickets on me...Ok here goes...Kirchmentions restaurants..just another example of something he knows nothing about..I've invested in a few and it works like this..Restaurants make their money from booze plain and simple..and I only need a bar and bartender for that..of course I have to have staff to deliver drinks to tables as well...As far as the's labor intensive,I've got cooks, sous chefs,chef du Cuisine..I realise I'm talking high end here..but it doesn't matter you're soiling my linens napkins silver and glass ware..I've gotta have a dishwasher..bus the tables..and so on food I'm lucky to break even..I expect my staff to do PR w/customers engender loyalty and good tips will follow..I'm making no money on food,and if all of a sudden drinking falls off..I got problems..I also got rent and taxes...wheeew..Kirch wants min. Wage..well you just better temper that..because that old argument as he calls it..."There will be more unemployment"..well it may be old but it's true...raisemy taxes,make me pay a higher wage than I can afford and what the hell do you think is going to happen?.....crickets....big ugly green teethed crickets...sorry you know me..had to get an insult in somewhere

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  • StR....I will help!February 25, 2013 - 10:10 am

    Debate topic....LIBERALISM IS A DISEASE .....all you conservatives out there send in letters to the Editor on this topic! (sorry Mike I still like you no matter what the disease)

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  • StRFebruary 25, 2013 - 10:19 am

    Very IMPORTANT all you LIBERALS read books like Web of Debt by Ellen Brown and Vile Acts of Evil by Mike Kirchubel. Mike I am a sell out I do have to occasionally attack you to stay in the good graces of my Tea Party Peeps. But remember people we are all in this together liberal, conservative, we are all being attacked by the BANKING ESTABLISHMENT...Read some books people, educate yourself.

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  • StR We can all feel the NWO approachingFebruary 25, 2013 - 9:43 am

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  • Truth and Facts override Emotion (THEY lie)February 25, 2013 - 9:55 am

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  • JBDragonFebruary 25, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    If $9 is good, why not raise it to $20 or more? Let me put it this way, minimum wage jobs are for kids. They are not a career! Te fact is you could rmaise it up to $50 and you would have the same results as only raising it t o $9. For starters costs now go up for everything. When you have to pay people more, your costs go up and to cover those costs you raise prices. In turn that raise people just got has done nothing because everything just costs more and the net effect is zero! It did nothing. In fact now everyone else that minimum didn't effect will want more money also. It may sound like a good idea, but it's done nothing. Well except for those making say $10 a hour now, with everything going up in price because of the higher minimum wage, they get screwed. They have to spend more to get the same. Same with the middle class. All there costs go up and so they have to cut someplace and spend less which will end the end carouse more jobs lost! This is what you get with the government screwing up the free market which it really hasn't been for the last 100 years. The rich this doesn't effect. The poor stay poor, the middle class lowered down even more. I remember my first job and that $3.35 minimum wage I got. That tiny paycheck. If you don't like that low pay, get a education, find a different job, make something of yourself and don't expect the government to fix it for you because they rarely can do anything right.

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  • mike kirchubelFebruary 25, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    What you say sounds like it makes sense, but it doesn't. The minimum wage people have been passed by by inflation. Not everyone can stop earning money and go to school, and there will aleays be the need for minimum wage workers. They can't all be bosses.

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  • G-ManFebruary 25, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    And Mike says I'm a self proscribed genius..yes Mike they all can't be bosses..and as for "school" we have about 50,000 Phd's out of work..and another 50K or so serving you Col.Sanders..get a grip skirt..I'm tired of educating your wrinkled ass.

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  • Lisa - Food Bank of Contra Costa and SolanoFebruary 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Great article. Thanks for speaking out about the need for a living wage.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 25, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    The people of California seem not to understand economics or business 101. And that's why your community focuses on welfare and do-goodery instead of economic expansion and job creation. When you raise the minimum wage, business must cut jobs and increase productivity to restore their bottom line. Its amazing how foolish government and know-nothings out here in your jobless state dictate economically destructive terms to business and then when business moves elsewhere, you guys cant understand why.

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  • rlw895February 25, 2013 - 10:57 pm

    Check the Internet for some history of the minimum wage. Both Republican and Democratic presidents have raised the minimum wage, though Democrats more than Republicans. In real dollars the minimum wage has been much higher than it is now. It took a precipitous decline during the Reagan and Bush II years. Obama is not proposing anything we haven’t done before.

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  • rlw895February 25, 2013 - 11:16 pm

    I’m tired of the minimum wage being a political football. Republicans tend to freeze it, and Democrats try to catch up when they can, subjecting them to criticism of the type here. In a Nation of Virtue, we shouldn’t stand for that. We should demand that the minimum wage be set based on some sort of principle we agree upon, and then move on to other, more pressing, topics to argue about. The principle I propose to use is the poverty level. The minimum wage should be what an hourly wage would have to be for a full-time worker to reach some point on the poverty level. I’m not saying that point would be 100%; it should be less than that. But how much less? 50%? I’m more inclined to something like 10-25% less. Using that principle, the highest the minimum wage ever was was 90%, in 1968. It seems like neither party is interested in poverty anymore. That’s a testament to the rightward lurch of the Republicans; the Democrats don’t have to have an anti-poverty blank; they can focus more attention on winning over the middle class. I would not necessary propose that the minimum wage be automatically indexed to the poverty level, though I wouldn’t object to that. It could be that the minimum wage is set by congress whenever it wishes, as now. All I am saying is We the People should have an expectation that congress would act in a principled way and stop the politics over this issue. And if they refuse, we should hold them accountable at the polls. Now, can’t we all agree on that?

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  • Mike KirchubelFebruary 25, 2013 - 11:44 pm

    Ever notice how congress spends so much time doing nothing? They seem to spend all of their time deciding on whether or not to pay the bills they ran up, to the detriment of all other things. Fiscal Cliffs, Sequester, raising the debt ceiling, and on and on... I want my country back!

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  • G-ManFebruary 26, 2013 - 7:03 am

    You want your country back..start small..try getting your State for getting your country back..wouldn't you have to get a different passport?..How's your French these days?

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  • G-ManFebruary 26, 2013 - 6:57 am

    Trickle up poverty huh RLW...start from the top and mindful of physics do TRICKLE DOWN..Congress pay should be gauged to the median income of their district.forSenate of course pensions for ANY elected,proactive and retro active..somebody break the news to Jimmy Carter..thisgov't class is out of control..thefounders wanted these positions to be one of service for a period and move on...Congress was NEVER supposed to be a career..president isn't and like the pres we obviously need term no more than 2..I would also see the abolishment of the Senate they are for minimum wage which I know I strayed off topic here..but I addressed that in a previous post

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  • rlw895February 26, 2013 - 6:39 pm

    The Framers put the structure of the Senate outside of even an amendment to the Constitution. Look it up.

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    I'm well aware of the Senates origins Clarence...they don't call them ruins for nothing..

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    Not origins, ability to change.

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  • StRFebruary 26, 2013 - 9:27 am

    Google "Research the Detroux" The whole country of Belgium had to rise up to protest this, it was so massive and wide spread amoung the Government leaders and elites. The cover up was massive many good people died to expose this....witnesses and prosecuters were killed. But this is why we have to fight...Do we really want the Baby _apers in charge?

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    Jerry Doyle yesterday played a clip of Alex "crying"...very funny evil guys...make fun of the good guys...We should all be angry and crying over this...Read the Frankin Cover-Up by John DeCamp to find out why.......The Baby _aping, S and M badists...snuff film aficionados are in charge and becoming more and more blatant as societal morals decline and we all participate in the debauchery. I am as guilty as everyone else.

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    Another conversation polluted with StR ads and chain of consciousness rambling.

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  • StRMarch 02, 2013 - 4:45 am

    The US has embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. US/NATO weapons of mass destruction are portrayed as instruments of peace. Mini-nukes are said to be “harmless to the surrounding civilian population”. Pre-emptive nuclear war is portrayed as a “humanitarian undertaking”. While one can conceptualize the loss of life and destruction resulting from present-day wars including Iraq and Afghanistan, it is impossible to fully comprehend the devastation which might result from a Third World War, using “new technologies” and advanced weapons, until it occurs and becomes a reality. The international community has endorsed nuclear war in the name of world peace. “Making the world safer” is the justification for launching a military operation which could potentially result in a nuclear holocaust. Nuclear war has become a multi-billion dollar undertaking, which fills the pockets of US defense contractors. What is at stake is the outright “privatization of nuclear war”. The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment of US/NATO forces is occurring in several regions of the world simultaneously. Central to an understanding of war, is the media campaign which grants it legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion. A good versus evil dichotomy prevails. The perpetrators of war are presented as the victims. Public opinion is misled. Breaking the “big lie”, which upholds war as a humanitarian undertaking, means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force. This profit-driven military agenda destroys human values and transforms people into unconscious zombies. Excerpt by author Michel Chossudovsky:

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  • BookMarch 02, 2013 - 4:54 am

    Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear Michel Chossudovsky..........Partial chapter summary...PREFACE... A New War Theater in North Africa... Operation Odyssey Dawn... Nuclear Weapons against Libya? How Real is the Threat?... America’s Long War: The Global Military Agenda... How to Reverse the Tide of War... World War III Scenario... Acknowledgments... CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION...... The Cult of Killing and Destruction... America’s Mini-nukes... War and the Economic Crisis... Real versus Fake Crises.... CHAPTER II: THE DANGERS OF NUCLEAR WAR..... Hiroshima Day 2003: Secret Meeting at Strategic Command Headquarters... The Privatization of Nuclear War: US Military Contractors Set the Stage... 9/11 Military Doctrine: Nuclear Weapons and the “Global War on Terrorism”... Al Qaeda: “Upcoming Nuclear Power”... Obama’s Nuclear Doctrine: The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review... Post 9/11 Nuclear Doctrine... “Defensive” and “Offensive” Actions... “Integration” of Nuclear and Conventional Weapons Plans... Theater Nuclear Operations (TNO)... Planned Aerial Attacks on Iran... Global Warfare: The Role of US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)... Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization... Israel’s Stockpiling of Conventional and Nuclear Weapons... The Role of Western Europe... Germany: De Facto Nuclear Power... Pre-emptive Nuclear War: NATO’s 2010 Strategic Concept... The World is at a Critical Crossroads....Check out the book reviews at amazon

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  • SavetheRepublicMarch 02, 2013 - 5:13 am

    See the WHOLE WORLD SHOULD WAKE UP and READ REVELATION IN THE BIBLE....The Illuminati want a WWIII. (Why 3 world Satan can mock the Trinity...Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device)...They want the whole world to be involved in death and destruction. Just remember to call upon the name of Jesus to be Saved......From Amazon reviews...Michel Chossudovsky is a known researcher and writer who is easily left of center; his greatest value lies in his presentation of truth in detail, something the neo-conservatives (far right of center) are incapable of doing. Anyone who demeans this author or his work is evidently incapable of understanding that Dick Cheney led the telling of 935 now-documented lies in taking the US to war on Iraq and in Afghanistan....... The book is NOT easy to read, with small print and 70 distinct separately titled pieces, all well-organized but reading like an op-ed book. The author also over-states, in my view the threat of a global nuclear war, while very pragmatically outlining the many ways in which the US and NATO are giving all indications of both tolerating an Israeli attack on Iran, perhaps with an Israeli nuclear bomb into Iran so they can pretend that they destroyed a nuclear facility that was no nuclear at all......... This is not a nuanced book in the sense that the author condemns "the US Government" as a monolyth, rather than the more artful distinction among politicians that have been bought, political appointees that have been gifted a job, senior civil servants confusing loyalty to the chain of command with defense of the Constitution, and then a broad cast of traitors and subversives from neo-conservatives to envangelicals, Pentecostalists, Opus Dei, the Mormons, long-term penetrations of the FBI and DEA and CIA by criminal gangs as well as Wall Street financial families, and so on.......... Where I differ from the author is in stoutly maintaining that the US Government as a whole consists of good people trapped in a bad system. Where I agree with the author is in his view that policies, actions, and even crimes are being under-taken in our name and at our expense that no ethical sane community should tolerate................ There will not be a nuclear war. Fukushima, and perhaps Fukushima II (another earthquake with all the fuel rods still vulnerable), are all the nuclear we can handle in the Western Hemisphere. What I do expect is an Israeli attack on Iran after the 2012 elections, regardless of who steals the election that disenfranchises 50% of the US voters, and another four years of indiscirminate actions abroad that further disgrace the Republic while doing nothing tangible to improve national security or national competiveness............ It seems to me, looking at US national security policy making from afar, that the US process consists of a handful of politicals bought and paid for by the Israeli Zionists (not to be confused with honest Jews or the people of Israel) and their Wall Street counter-parts, with a patina of policy people that go through the motions but have no real standing, and a very large military-industrial complex that has renounced strategic thinking in favor of strategic decrepitude (see my review of Clausewitz and Contemporary War and really does not care how many Fallujah uranium babies or mutants, how many veteran suicides, how many veteran amputees, as long as they can keep the money flowing and avoid all accountability............... I have written a short piece, 2012 Reflections on Inspectors General, at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, and it captures my view that the time has come for Inspectors General to return to the intent of George Washington and represent the public in assuring righteous ends, reasonable ways, and affordable means................. Generally speaking, I recommend books by Michael Klare and Ralph Peters to those by this author, but if you are a nuclear bug, or if you want to get into the level of detail that only a highly skilled researcher of the leftist bent will undertake, then I absolutely recommend this book for its detail and its footnotes.................

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  • Operation Odyssey DawnMarch 02, 2013 - 6:21 am

    Remember the Illuminati really took out Gaddafi because he was setting up his own banking system and Libya was an oil supplier to Europe and they wanted control of the oil. Also important to remember is that THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT CONTROL IT'S OWN BANKING SYSTEM, IT IS CONTROLLED THRU THE PRIVATELY CONTROLLR FEDERAL RESERVE WHICH IS SUBSERVIANT TO THE CITY OF LONDON/ROTHCHILD BANKS.... Operation Odyssey Dawn was the U.S. code name[Note 1] for the American role in the international military operation in Libya to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.[11][12][13][14][15] during the initial period of 19–31 March 2011, which continued afterwards under NATO command as Operation Unified Protector. The initial operation implemented a no-fly zone that was proposed during the Libyan civil war to prevent government forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi from carrying out air attacks on Anti-Gaddafi forces. On 19 March 2011, several countries prepared to take immediate military action at a summit in Paris.[16] Operations commenced on the same day with a strike by French fighter jets, then U.S. and UK forces conducting strikes from ships and submarines via 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles and air assets bombing Gaddafi forces near Benghazi.[17] The goal of coalition forces has been to impose a no-fly zone and to destroy forces that threaten civilians – in effect this has meant forces loyal to Gaddafi.................. The U.S. initially had strategic command of the military intervention, coordinated missions between coalition members and set up Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn on the USS Mount Whitney for the tactical command and control in the area of operations.[12][13] but passed complete military command of the operation to NATO and took up a support role on 31 March 2011.[18] Prior to that, an agreement to pass command of the arms embargo to NATO was reached on 23 March,[19] and a handover of enforcement of the no-fly zone to NATO was agreed to on 24 March and became effective the following day.[20] With the handover of coalition command to NATO, Operation Odyssey Dawn became the name for only the activities of U.S. forces,[21] and the coalition's objectives continued to be carried out under Operation Unified Protector

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  • StRMarch 02, 2013 - 6:29 am

    Another interesting study...Google this...Who controls oil futures

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  • For those of U in Rio LindaMarch 02, 2013 - 7:38 am

    The Trinity...Father, Son and Holy Spirit

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  • Our government IS NOT OUR GOVERNMENTMarch 02, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Remember THEY took out Kennedy to get the Vietnam war going (Johnson did an excellent job for them)...THEY even tried to assassinate Reagan (all you Bush lovers out there, Bush was in on the attempt) OUR GOVERNMENT IS CONTROLLED BY THE ILLUMINATI BANKING POWERS/ MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX / CORPORATE COMMITTEE OF 300, BILDERBERGS.....They put Communisim in place in China and Russia, they funded it and sanctioned the spread of the ideology. THEY CONTROLL THE BANKING AND MILITARY?INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX OF CHINA and who knows how much of the same in RUSSIA. A GLOBAL CHESSBOARD WITH ALL SIDES BEING SET UP TO FIGHT EACH OTHER. Why?...ultimatly they serve Satan, Satan is evil, war is evil......See Republican Iraq, Democrat Lybia, the Balkan wars...same, same they work for the New World Order...Now google this it is really good linking French Banks to the Lybian war.....Saturday, March 02, 2013...Massacre of innocents in Libya Geopolitical notes from India...Pakistan Observer

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  • G-ManMarch 02, 2013 - 9:03 am

    These shadow gods of the universe sound pretty powerful and evil...has anybody just politely asked them to stop?

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  • 10 years before 9/11 watch till the endMarch 02, 2013 - 7:17 am

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  • StR for Solano County Tea Party PatriotsMarch 02, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    The Solano Tea Party Patriots now meet on the 1st Monday of the month 6pm to 8 pm at The Benicia Grill II located at 2390 N. Texas St. Fairfield CA. So all are invited this coming Monday March 4, 2013. This meeting should be very bi-partisan because our guest Speaker is the New Solano County Sheriff/Coroner Thomas Ferrara............... Everyone whether Democrat/Republican or in-between should be interested in GOOD GOVERNMENT, and the Sheriff’s Dept is tasked with overall safety for the entire county, and manages the County Jail System. A Sheriff is a very VIP in the operations of the County level of Government. Please attend to hear a special presentation by Solano County Sheriff Thomas Ferrara. Thank you….AND REMEMBER GOOD GOVERNMENT STARTS WITH YOU!...... PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE! Monday, March 4,2013... 6 to 8 pm... Benicia Grill II located at 2390 N. Texas St. Fairfield CA.

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  • Today Sunday on.....InfowarsMarch 03, 2013 - 4:05 pm the jam-packed Sunday, March 3 broadcast of the Alex Jones Show, we'll air some of our recent, most powerful interviews, including Alex's talk with former Congressman Ron Paul on drones, gun rights and more. We'll also re-air our exciting discussion with radio talk show host and author Michael Savage, analyzing China's economic enslavement of America, the federal attack on the Second Amendment and the ongoing effort to destroy the Constitution. Also, rocker Ted Nugent joined us this week to examine the federal moves to strip Americans of their right to keep and bear arms. Tune in from 4PM to 6PM Central Standard Time.

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