Posts tagged with Political History

Swampyville’s - The Tiddlywink Factory!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines!

The Tiddlywink Factory!

I'm the owner of a tiddlywink factory, I have millions of tiddlywinks that are colored blue. I'm in competition with a tiddlywink factory who's tiddlywinks are colored red. The other factory wants to run me out of business. He sends his lobbyists to congress, where they make donations to individual campaign? funds, both parties. The congress makes a law where all tiddlywinks must be colored red (Blue tiddlywinks are polluting the planet) or be closed down until complying with the new law. The cost of changing the color of my tiddlywinks and the rising cost of labor is too exorbitant. So my only option is to close my tiddlywink factory and lay off all the employees.

After my tiddlywink factory has been closed, my competitor closes his factory and moves his operation over seas to take advantage of the cheap labor and the lower costs for materials.
After laying off all of his employees, he then again sends his lobbyist in to have the laws/trade agreements changed to his advantage. He makes huge profits and transfers them over seas to a tax haven to avoid paying higher taxes in this country from selling his favored imports.

Since millions of employees are without jobs and can't purchase tiddlywinks, he is losing profits that he feels he is due him from his seed payments. Again, he sends his lobbyists in and has a law passed that will give him borrowed tax payers funds that he feels will make up for the profits he has lost.
When he receives these funds he again transfers them to his offshore tax havens or invests them in over sea's adventures.

When his tiddlywinks (in which he has a monopoly on) are over stocked in this country, and less people can afford to buy tiddlywinks, he raises the price of tiddlywinks (in this country) and ships his excess stock for sell over seas! (It is that profit thingy)!

In that there are no jobs and no more consumers this nation is eventually bankrupted!


It is the Fabian (gradual reformation of the system from nationalism to internationalism) counter version of the Marxist statement of "take from those who have and give it to those who don't have"! It is that one utopian world where everyone is equal, "Thingy"!


In all reality, there is no difference between the Left or the Right! They both are attempting to destroy the PART (Nationalism) for the WHOLE (Internationalism)!

The left and the right are "Shaking and Baking" and "We the People" are helping them!

"PANEM ET CIRCENCES" (Bread and Circuses)


Swampyville’s - The Middle East has never been about Democracy!

Swampyville's - Reading between the Lines!

The Middle East has never been about Democracy!


Is the current Syrian "Tyrannical" Government getting their payback for not joining the Global (IN) Crowd?


Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, and now Syria. I'm assuming Iran will be the next target to be whacked by the Internationalusts!!!

Syria along with Iran, North Korea and several Central and South American countries have always been considered part of the "Evil Empire". With the fall of these countries, who will Russia and China sell their AK-47s to? Oh! thats right, they could smuggle them through the U.S. into Mexico for world wide distribution! Anyone remember the Iran-Contra Affair?

From Wikipedia: _ Given the policies adopted from the 1960s through the late 1980s, which included nationalization of companies and private assets, Syria failed to join an increasingly (interconnected global economy). Syria withdrew from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT-1947 until it was replaced by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995) in 1951 because of Israel's creation. Syria has never been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Syria was developing regional free trade agreements. As of 1 January 2005, the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) came into effect and customs duties were eliminated between Syria and all other members of GAFTA.

In addition, Syria has signed a free trade agreement with Turkey, which came into force in January 2007, and initialed an Association Agreement with the European Union, which has yet to be signed. Although Syria claims a recent boom in non-oil exports, its trade numbers are notoriously inaccurate and out-of-date. Syria's main exports include crude oil, refined products, raw cotton, clothing, fruits, and grains. The bulk of Syrian imports are raw materials essential for industry, vehicles, agricultural equipment, and heavy machinery. Earnings from oil exports as well as remittances (pay backs) from Syrian workers are the government's most important sources of exchange.

In 2009, Syria’s net petroleum exports were estimated to be 148,000 bbl/d. All oil exports are marketed by Sytrol, Syria’s state oil marketing firm, which sells most of its volumes under 12-month contracts. Syrian crude oil exports go mostly to the (European Union), in particular Germany, Italy, and France, totaling an estimated 137,400 bbl/d in 2009, according to Eurostat. In 2010, the European Union as a whole spent $4.1 billion on Syrian oil imports. _

The Syrian Petroleum Company owns 50% stake in Syria's main oil producer: Al-Furat Petroleum Company. Other shareholders (50%) of the Al-Furat Petroleum Company are Royal Dutch Shell, India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, and China's National Petroleum Corporation.

Will we soon see NATO in full force against Syria as we did with Libya?

Why Afghanistan?

Government officials estimate that the country's untapped mineral deposits are worth between $900 billion and $3 trillion. One official asserted that "this will become the backbone of the Afghan economy" and a (Pentagon memo) stated that Afghanistan could become the "Saudi Arabia (oil) of huge lithium deposits (batteries)". Another 2009–2011 USGS study estimated that the Khanashin carbonatite (Concentrations of rare earth elements) in Helmand Province contained 1,000,000 metric tons (1,100,000 short tons) of rare earth elements. Afghanistan's biggest cash crop is still 75% of the world's Opium (Heroin) trade!

REUTERS: Feb 12, 2012! (Reading between the Lines)

The Afghani currency has slipped following its rise through 2010-11 on the back of large capital inflows (International Funds), sliding from 49 to the dollar to around 46 cents, making foreign havens and currencies more attractive. (Sounds a lot like what is happening to the United States - giving our tax money to finacial interests for investment in overseas ventures)

The head of the (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) in Kabul, said Afghanistan needed a stronger system of capital controls, adding the agency is setting up financial investigations (institutions?) to deal with not only laundering of money from the opium trade but also to monitor cross-border cash flows.

"It is a huge concern," he said. "This country cannot afford this and we need to have better capital controls and have the money within this country invested in productivity(?), so we can share the rewards that it will bring."


"AURI SACRA FAMES" (Accursed Hunger for Gold)


Swampyville’s - Pop! Goes the People!

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Creeple, keeple, Meekle, People, People, People, People, People, People, sheeple, sneakle, tickle.

Pop! Goes the People! By L. Don Oliver

All around the Tax Tree, Politicians propagandize the ___; Politicians get all that they con for, "Pop" goes the __;

Matters not who's elected, The politicians will always be _, When there comes a glimmer of hope, "Pop" goes the _;

Close down all the shops, So none can be ___; Send them all overseas, "Pop" goes the __;

Popularizing the "Global" ones, The biased media isn't very _, All laws are being enacted so, "Pop" goes the __;

Sixteen trillion for the Big Boys, One trillion for the _; That's where your money goes, "Pop" goes the __;

All around Ole' Washington Town, The Status Quo's in a ___; The Establishment continues to prance, "Pop" goes the ___;

Previous Poem.

Reeling in the Fish! By L. Don Oliver

Upon the day of his coronation, The new King surveyed his Treasury room; Opening his locked boxes of treasures, He came away with great impending doom;

He wanted a new "Air Force One", There was nothing that he could do; For when he opened the locked boxes, All he found were stacks of I.O.U.s;

His Executor of the Treasury said, Not to worry his troubled heart; For the fools and their money, Soon they will be rendered apart;

In this land of "THREE" classes, Of one we can ignore; They have nothing to tax, So we will forget about the poor;

A tax decree went forward, To the wealthy it was faxed; Alas, they had so many loop holes, That they could not be taxed;

Another tax decree went forward, This time to the Middle sway; Alas, there was no Middle Class, They had all been taxed away;

The Executor of the Treasury said, Worry not, we will get another stash; With just one little computer stroke, They created more spending cash;

With nothing left in the Treasury, Nothing to build their "Golden" chest; They borrowed what they needed, Forcing the people to pay the interest;

Sire!, don't worry about today, Or even if tomorrow will dawn, For when it comes retribution day, You and I will be rich and gone;


Swampyville’s - Is Africa becoming the Next Middle East?

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines!

Is Africa becoming the next "Middle East"?


With the U.S. government employing military advisers into this region are we seeing another Viet Nam/Iraq/Libya in the making? I for one would never say that the International Oil Cartels and other International Corporations/Governments are licking their chops to gain full control of this area.

Back ground:

An overwhelming majority of South Sudanese voted in a January 2011 referendum to secede and become Africa's first new country since Eritrea split from Ethiopia in 1993. The new nation stands to benefit from inheriting the bulk of Sudan's oil wealth, but continuing disputes between Sudan and South Sudan and a lack of economic development cloud South Sudan's immediate future. (BBC)

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) January 2012 — A South Sudan official says the country is shutting down its oil production because Sudan is stealing its oil. (Not paying them for what they were promised)

Current exploitation opportunities:

(From Wikipedia) _ The economy of South Sudan is one of the world's weakest and most underdeveloped (ripe for exploitation) with South Sudan having little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world as of 2011. South Sudan exports timber to the international market. The region also contains many undeveloped natural resources (trillions of dollars) such as petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, and hydropower. The country's economy, as in many other developing countries, is heavily dependent on agriculture. (Many in the developed countries want it kept undeveloped)


The oilfields in the South have kept the region's economy alive since 1999. However, after South Sudan became an independent nation in July 2011, southern and northern negotiators were not immediately able to reach an agreement on how to split the revenue from these southern oilfields. It is estimated that around (80%) of the untapped oil deposit in Sudan is in South Sudan. The oil revenues according to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), were split equally for the duration of the agreement period. Since South Sudan relies on pipelines, refineries, and Port Sudan's facilities to the Red Sea
in Sudan, the agreement stated that the government of Sudan in Khartoum would receive 50% share of all oil revenues. This arrangement was maintained during the second period of autonomy from 2005 to 2011. A similar arrangement is likely to continue during the independence era of South Sudan, with northern negotiators reportedly pressing for a deal maintaining the 50–50 split of oil revenues and the South Sudanese holding out for more favorable terms. Oil revenues constitute more than 98% of the government of South Sudan's budget according to the southern government's Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and this has amounted to more than $8 billion in revenue since the signing of the peace agreement. (Currently, Sudan is keeping most of the revenues from these sales to the International Oil Cartels) _

South Sudan's economy is currently under pressure to diversify away from oil by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquartered in Washington, D.C..

Evidently this untapped oil is not needed at the moment by the International Oil Cartels! Control the area and save the oil until its more profitable!

My Question: Is there any real difference between the Democratic or Republican Parties? Their rhetoric is the same! This time its the Democrats that are sending military advisers into Africa!


"EX UMBRA IN SOLEMN" (From the Shadow into the Light)


Swampyville’s - “Reeling in the Fish”!

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words.

Away, apart, cash, chest, dawn, do, doom, faxed, gone, heart, ignore, interest, I.O.U.s, poor, room, stash, away, taxed.


Reeling in the Fish! By L. Don Oliver

Upon the day of his coronation, The new King surveyed his Treasury _; Opening his locked boxes of treasures, He came away with great impending _;

He wanted a new "Air Force One", There was nothing that he could ; For when he opened the locked boxes, All he found were stacks of __;

His Executor of the Treasury said, Not to worry his troubled __; For the fools and their money, Soon they will be rendered __;

In this land of "THREE" classes, Of one we can ___; They have nothing to tax, So we will forget about the _;

A tax decree went forward, To the wealthy it was __; Alas, they had so many loop holes, That they could not be __;

Another tax decree went forward, This time to the Middle _; Alas, there was no Middle Class, They had all been taxed _;

The Executor of the Treasury said, Worry not, we will get another __; With just one little computer stroke, They created more spending _;

With nothing left in the Treasury, Nothing to build their "Golden" __; They borrowed what they needed, Forcing the people to pay the _;

Sire!, don't worry about today, Or even if tomorrow will _, For when it comes retribution day, You and I will be rich and _;

Previous Poem.

Portrait of a Poem! By L. Don Oliver

In words there is music, Of what the writers feel; Whether it be mere fantasy, Or whether it be for real;

A beautiful Portrait painted, By the artist's loving hand; Offers reason to meaning, For all that life will demand;

For a Poem is a Portrait, That is a Work of art; With words instead of colors, It soothes the aching heart;


Swampyville’s - The Mitt, Newt and Barry “Kabuki” Show!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines!


The Mitt, Newt and Barry "Kabuki" show!

WASHINGTON (AP)(January 24, 2012) — Newt Gingrich called rival Mitt Romney a "terrible historian" but flubbed his own history in Congress on Monday night when he claimed the nation ran four consecutive budget surpluses during his time as House speaker. Romney attacked Gingrich's financial links to Freddie Mac while ignoring his own.

The accusations were fast out of the gate in the latest Republican presidential debate, and reality got tromped in the process.

A look at some of claims and how they compare with the facts:

GINGRICH: "When I was speaker, we had four consecutive balanced budgets."

THE FACTS: Actually, two.

The four straight years of budget surpluses were 1998 through 2001. Gingrich left Congress in 1999, so he only had a hand in surpluses for his last two years. The budget ran deficits for his first two years as speaker.

The highest surplus of that four-year string came in budget year 2000, after Gingrich was out of office.

Overall, the national debt went up during the four years Gingrich was speaker. In January 1995, when he assumed the leadership position, the gross national debt was $4.8 trillion. When he left four years later, it was $5.6 trillion, an increase of $800 billion.

ROMNEY: "I don't think we can possibly retake the White House if the person who's leading our party is the person who was working for the chief lobbyist of Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac was paying Speaker Gingrich $1.6 million at the same time Freddie Mac was costing the people of Florida millions upon millions of dollars."

THE FACTS: While going after Gingrich forcefully on the issue, Romney did not mention his own earnings from the government-backed lender and its sister entity, Fannie Mae, which came to light in his most recent financial disclosure report.

The report shows he has as much as $500,000 invested in the two lenders. GOP presidential hopefuls almost across the board have blamed the two institutions for contributing to the housing crisis that helped to drag the nation into recession. Among Romney's ties: a mutual fund worth up to $500,000 that includes assets from both lenders among other government income, and separate investments in each of the lenders in Romney's individual retirement account, each worth between $100,000 and $250,000.

Romney campaign officials said Monday the investments were handled by a trustee with no direction by the candidate. (AP)

(If you believe Romney didn't have any control over his and his wife's Blind Trust Funds, I've got some high and dry land 200 miles off the East Coast of Florida I will sell you for a cheap price - $10,000 per acre)

As for Newt, is he promoting another one of his books?

All the candidates for both, Republican and Democratic parties, are Washington Insiders and march to the beat of the Puppet Master's drum!

The last presidential race I voted for Mortimer Snerd. The next presidential race I'm voting for Jeff Dunham's "Walter". At least he is more believable than the other two dummies, Republican and Democrat, that will be seeking the Presidency! (I'm pretty sure that "Walter" isn't a Washington Insider like the rest of the candidates are)


"MALUM QUO COMMUNIOUS EO PEIUS" (The more common an evil is, the worse it is)


Swampyville’s - “Insider Trading/Investing by Congress”

Ask the Politically Correct! (Reading between the lines)


What is Insider Trading/Investing and does Congress take advantage of their legalized "Insider Information"?

Politically Correct Resolution:

Insider trading/investment is the trading/investment of a "corporation's" stock or other securities by individuals with potential access to non-public information about the "company". In most cases, trading/investment by "corporate insiders" such as officers, key employees, directors, and large contributors (Special Interests) may be legal, if this trading/investment is done in a way that does not take advantage of non-public information (information not intended for the eyes of the general public). However, the term is frequently used to refer to a practice in which an insider or a related party invests based on material of non-public information obtained during the performance of the insider's duties at the "corporation", or otherwise in breach of a fiduciary or other relationship of trust and confidence or where the non-public information was "misappropriated" from the "company".

Members of the U.S. Congress are not exempt from the laws that ban insider trading/investment, however, they generally do not have a confidential or fiduciary relationship with the source of the information they receive and accordingly, do not meet the definition of an "insider". (Legislators have protected themselves from the laws that they have passed with a "Safe Harbor" provision).

Congress's safe harbor provision.

A safe harbor is a provision of a statute or a regulation that reduces or eliminates a party's liability under the law, on the condition that the party performed its actions in good faith? or in compliance with defined standards?. Legislators include safe-harbor provisions to protect legitimate? or excusable? violations, or to exercise the adoption of desirable practices (such as using insider information on future laws for their personal gain). (Information from Wikipedia used in part for the above)

About 57 members of Congress are part of the 1% of the richest Americans. About 11% of Congress have a net worth of approximately 9 million dollars, according to a USA TODAY analysis of 2010. That's enough to place them in the top 1% of wealth. Congress has 250 millionaires. Nine times the typical household. The richest is John Kerry (married wealth)! All members of Congress have "Blind Trust Funds" in their family member's names of which they can invest in the areas that they glean from "Insider Information" or cause to effect a law that will benefit them personally! Thus the asinine statement, "We have to pass the law before we can find out what's in it"! What Congress is actually saying, "We have to pass this law before the general public finds out what's really in it"!

"COMMODUM EX INIURIA SUA NEMO HABERE DEBET" (A wrong doer should not be enabled by law to take advantage of their actions)


Swampyville’s - “Utopia or Dystopia?”

Ask the Politically Correct!


What will the Progressive Utopian New World Order be like?

Politically Correct Resolution:

It will be a world where people will hold no animosities or grudges nor exhort control over anyone else. Where behavior will always conform to Mother Nature's laws, by learning to think, say, and do what is rational and obedient to fulfill the needs of this New (Old) Society. There will be no need for supervision in that equality (collectivism) will accomplish this goal. There will be no need for locks on doors or windows, no religion other than Natural Law, no individuality, no jealousy, no unkind words, no private ownership, no National Borders, no legal documents, no addictions, no poverty (in that everyone will have the same), no crime, no prizes awarded and there will be ample opportunities for all. There will be no scoldings, punishments or stress. There will be complete liberation for women, men and children of every race from the tyranny of judgements and prejudice, a world with complete social justice. There will be joyful fellowship among the peoples of the world, where there will be no strangers or anyone to fear. Daily life will be an exciting adventure in that there will be no conflicting thoughts or confrontations.

Conforming to the required actions; thus, will create this Progressive Utopian New World Order for those who adhere to its principles. Unlike mankind's philosophies, religions, and politics, the correct laws are not made by humans; but, rather by Mother Nature! This new utopian world will become a reality if the people conform to Mother Nature and to her natural laws.

Instead of a Utopian World, I feel, that we are being forced into a Dystopian Society!

"Dystopia is the idea of a society in a repressed and controlled state under the guise of being Utopian"! It is a society where financial/corporate interests will effectively use the government to set policy and make decisions that will benefit them. They will maniputate, infiltrate, control, bribe, and direct all the functions of Government!

So, let us all put flowers in our hair, join hands, skip down Utopian Lane (path to the New Collectives) singing kumbaya (of course, the words "Lord/Praying" will have to be deleted).

Non-Comformists (Individualists) need not apply. The only exemptions will be for those who will be in control of this Progressive "Dystopian" New World Order.


Think, I'll stay an individual with all of it's short comings!

"FINIS CORONAT OPUS" (The end justifies the means)


Swampyville’s - “Embezzlement or Peculation?”

Ask the Politically Correct!


What is the difference between Embezzlement and Peculation?

Politically Correct Resolution:

"Embezzlement and *peculation mean almost the same thing, but differ in that embezzlement is used mainly to describe the criminal actions of a private citizen, such as an individual stealing from their employer, while PECULATION usually applies to the larger-scale misappropriation of public or collective funds by people holding positions of trust within the organization managing those funds, such as the government". (Wikipedia) (Embezzlement is illegal and Peculation has been legalized for governmental use only).

*Peculation and Speculation have two different meanings. (You will not find the word "peculation" in any dictionary?)

PECULATION is that Marxist Progressive thing known as: "Take from those who earned it and give it to those who didn't earn it (which includes national and international conglomerates)"!

Actually, the word should be "piculation" rather than peculation, in that the government "picks" a certain fund to "Borrow From" and places these funds into another fund that will insure their reelection! (example: Raiding earned Social Security of 500 billion dollars to pay for unearned Obama Care).

For those who say Social Security is merely an insurance program, why is it when you make over a certain amount of income from other retirements that you have to pay income taxes on the Social Security you receive?. Yes it is adjusted; but, you still have to pay taxes on it. Therefore, it is considered to be earned income and not insurance income.

Case in point. My wife and myself, who paid $1,500.00 in income taxes just from receipt of Social Security Retirement income for the tax year 2010! In addition to paying income taxes on Social Security, there was a forced deduction of approximately $2,300.00 (my wife and myself) from these Social Security payments per year for Medicare that I never use (that is until such time the government abolishes the Veteran Administration's disability program and by that time there probably won't be a Medicare Program either). An additional $4,800.00 is peculated each year from my Social Security payment in that I have another retirement where I didn't pay into social security (Windfall Profit Law). The reason for this deduction in the retirement manual is the statement: "It's not fair that I should make more money (even though I paid for it) than those who are in the same category". In other words, those who retire with the same amount of years and who never worked and paid into Social Security should not be penalized; however, we are going to penalize you because you did. It's the same old, same old, "take from those who earned it and give it to those who didn't earn it"!

My charity to the government, government take backs and taxes, is $20,000.00 per year! (I guess someone has to pay for their yearly congressional pay raises)


I've resigned myself to the fact that eventually the government will take back every cent that I've earned over the past 50 years. This is not about me, it's about our grand children and the world that we are leaving them!

"PECULATUS" (to embezzle)


Swampyville’s - Ponzi Scheme and Social Security!

Is there any real difference between a Ponzi Scheme and Social Security?

A Ponzi Scheme:

A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to its investors from their own money or the money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned by the individual or organization running the operation. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. Perpetuation of the high returns requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to keep the scheme going. (Wikipedia) Eventually this scheme will fail due the lack of new investors!

Social Security:

Social Security is a government investment operation that pays returns to its investors (retired employees) from their own money they paid in and the money by subsequent investors (the currently employed), rather than from any real profit earned by the retired employees or from the organization (the government). Social Security differs from a Ponzi Scheme by paying Long Term returns rather than Short Term returns. There is a Social Security Trust Fund; however, this fund has been pilfered by the government and it contains mainly I.O.U.'s, placed there by the government. This scheme will also fail due to dwindling investors (the currently employed). More so, now that the "Baby Boomers" are applying for their Social Security dividends. With the investment money being spent over the years by the government, thru the sale of government bonds (using the Social Security Trust Fund as collateral) to private investors and using that money for other purposes, the only alternative left is to borrow the money; thus, putting this Nation deeper into debt! The current debt of the Social Security system is between two to three trillion dollars, in that these government bonds have to be paid back with interest!

A Ponzi scheme is a private operation for voluntary investors who want to get rich quick and the Social Security System is a government operation for involuntary investors who know they will never get rich!

Since it was passed into law, Social Security has become the Congress's and the Administration's private "Slush Fund" to do with, whatever; they desire to do with it!