31 October 2007

A photo says a thousand words for a thousand protesters!

A photo says a thousand words for a thousand protesters!

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IMMUNITY is a "badge of honor for Republicans"

Land of Opportunity - all of America for Blackwater

I did another video on Blackwater and Potrero (Blackwater West). The motivating incident in the creation of this vlog was when I read that Brain Bonfiglio (Blackwater West Project Manager) had gone to deliver goods to the Fire House in the wildfire area in his Hummer. It just pissed me off.

Can you imagine how pissed off I got when later in the day I hear that that the Blackwater guards were granted IMMUNITY in the killing of the 17 Iraqi civilians.

Of course - IMMUNITY is a "badge of honor for Republicans".


29 October 2007

What does it take for LA media to notice a protest of thousands of people?

As you see, on Sunday LATimes crapped out and picked up an AP story about the SF protest. I guess the home team does not count.

I did an email with my vid clips on Saturday stating "what the home team does not rate" to CBS 2 (SF coverage), all the other LA Broadcast new stations and LA Times.

Tasks to post complaints to LATimes on wimping out, they did NOT support the home team of a couple thousands protesters in their own hood. Why did they not dedicate resources to cover this little event??? They reprinted an AP story!

Step One - Leave cyper space rant
Leave message on the "readers line".
Carlos from LATimes assured me that they listen to these calls. Right!

Step Two - Keystrokes to suit in charge
Ultimate suit responsible is David Lauter (Deputy State Editor)
I do NOT have a direct phone line for him - but you could try 213.237.7001

Step Three - Letter to the Editor

JMCO (Just my cynical opinion)

Maybe we all had to go without our skivvies (like Brittany Spears) to get noticed in LA. My parting comment to the LA media in my email on Saturday night.

LA Times article on Sundary 28th (AP reprint)


28 October 2007

Los Angelenos Walk the Talk - Protest Iraq Occupation

Los Angeles ANSWER Iraq Protest Occupation

A couple thousand people took to the streets on October 27th in Los Angeles to protest the Iraq occupation and pending Iran invasion.

Have not seen any local TV news coverage from the actual Los Angeles rally. CBS 2 news crews were at the rally, however, their online video was from the San Francisco rally. I guess they prefer San Francisco over their own home team!

Los Angeles "End the War Now" Rally Oct 27th - Video

27 October 2007

Blackwater in CA - invited or disaster crashers?

Blackwater delivers supplies to wildfire victims in California

Found this tidbit in an article out of VA. No traction out west about Blackwater involvement in the CA Wildfires in CA media.

Excerpts below from article

The California wildfires have come within a quarter-mile of the property where Blackwater wants to build a West Coast training facility, but the company's on-site manager isn't worried. He says the fires won't deter Blackwater from moving ahead with its controversial plans

On the contrary, he said, the proposed facility would benefit the community if it is threatened by fire again. He said it could be used as a "command center" with bunkhouses for evacuees and water tanks with a 35,000-gallon capacity.

Bonfiglio said Blackwater has made three deliveries of food, water, personal hygiene products and generator fuel to 300 area residents, many of whom have been trapped for days without supplies.


VOA2008 Comments (JMCO = Just My Cynical Opinion)

Was Blackwater authorized by either DHS CA or FEMA to do this? Or was this another example of Blackwater taking on themselves the "call to protect American citizens on American soils" under the orders of Erik Prince. As they did in New Orleans.

Refer to the following clip that includes Bill Moyers with Jerry Scahill discussing how 180 Blackwater boots armed arrived FIRST in New Orleans before Fema. And, BTW, without authorization from any government agency - only from Erik Prince.


Who is Brian Bonfiglio - the Project Manager for Blackwater West

Brian Bonfiglio joined Blackwater USA in September 2003 as Program Manager for Ambassador L. Paul Bremer's personal security detail in Baghdad, Iraq. This came after a successful five-year operational deployment to Bosnia Herzegovina in which he served the diplomatic community.

Following the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement that ended the Bosnian war, Mr. Bonfiglio deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina and was tasked with setting up three Ambassadorial Details, which are still deployed to the region, including the capital city of Sarajevo. He spent over five years operational in the Balkans and was directly responsible for every aspect of security as the Detail Leader (AIC) to the US Ambassador tasked with implementing the Dayton Peace Agreement. Mr. Bonfiglio has served four US Ambassadors in an exemplary and noted manner, and still advises current Team Leaders on operational and security related matters for Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia.

In September of 2002 Mr. Bonfiglio was the lead protective services instructor for security team members traveling to Afghanistan tasked with protecting Afghan President, Hamid Karzai. Before doing so Brian received his credentialing through a Dept of State, Diplomatic Security Services, High-Risk Protection Operations Course.

24 October 2007

North American Union may already be here

Okay, for all of us whom thought Canada would be a safe refuge - apparently not so easy anymore. Read the below article by Medea Benjamin is cofounder of the human rights group Global Exchange and the women's peace organization CODEPINK. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071024.wcomment1024/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail
Ms. Wright and I were told by the border guards that our names appeared on an FBI criminal database and we were therefore "inadmissible."

This FBI database, called the National Crime Information Center, was created to assist U.S. law enforcement agencies in finding fugitives, convicted sex offenders, missing persons, and members of terrorist organizations and violent gangs.

It is hard to believe Canada, the country that had welcomed Vietnam war resisters with open arms, is closing its doors to peacemakers protesting another unpopular war.

Face of DHS CA = Face of Blackwater

Face of DHS CA = Face of Blackwater
Who is Chris Bertelli - the man protecting me in CA?

Governor Schwarzenegger hired Mr. Bertelli in November of 2005 to work in emergency preparedness in the Department of Homeland Security in California. Bertelli was Blackwater's leading lobbyist, working for the Alexander Strategy Group, the powerful K Street Republican firm staffed and founded by former senior staffers of Tom DeLay. Bertelli was one of the people steering Erik Prince and other Blackwater executives around Capitol Hill after the Fallujah ambush in 2004. Bertelli also was one of the lobbyists for Blackwater who took the lead on trying to block the Pentagon or the Congress from applying the Military Code of Justice, the court-martial system, to Blackwater and other contractors operating in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Watch Chris Bertelli Video

February 15, 2007 Mr. Bertelli Quote on San Diego & Terrorism Threat

"If you start with San Diego, a few miles away is the busiest border crossing in the world," Bertelli said. "In a year, you get between 50 and 55 million people crossing. It is home to the Navy's 3rd Fleet and the marines at Camp Pendleton. It has all the hallmarks of a major metropolitan area that we felt would put them at a great risk of terrorist incident."

JMCO = Just My Cynical Opinion

23 October 2007

Refugees on the West Coast - JMCO

Blackwater & CA (JMCO = Just my cynical opinion)
(Photo from QualComm San Diego)

As I have said to many of you mere homo sapiens (kidding) that Blackwater boots will be in San Diego or where ever the fires are. Because as we heard that Blackwater was in New Orleans before FEMA.

Right now Randi Rhodes is saying "hum - Blackwater .... San Diego .... arson started the fires in CA..... connection".

Also, some of EX-Blackwater employees are on Governor Terminator's payroll.

Question: Will the photos from "refugees" of the CA fires look any different than Katrina??? One thing is for sure, they are being called "evacuees" vs. "refugees".

Chris Bertelli, deputy director of the California Office of Homeland Security, once did consulting work for Blackwater, but Homeland Security and the Office of Emergency Services both said they had no record of a meeting with the company.

Here is a video of a protest in Potero (hello - fires are there now) held a couple of weeks ago.


The state insists Californians can freely express their opinions.
Chris Bertelli: "We don't monitor the activities of political protester. We never have. We never will."


San Diego NBC video on Blackwater


18 October 2007

Schwarzenegger's use of Blackwater in CA

Los Angeles Town Hall Oct 14, 2007

Panel was California Assembly Majority Leader Karen Bass, Paul Eaton, a retired U.S. Army Major General who was in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004 and Rep. Watson (CA-33). Some liberal biting questions were posed to the panel such as:
  • Schwarzenegger's use of Blackwater in CA to "protect" CA citizens in place of National Guard
  • CodePink not allowed in Blackwater hearings and Waxman's Oversight committee removal of Blackwater issues on agenda
  • Rep Watson is convinced that King George will not get the $200 billion of supplemental war funding he is demanding. Ms. Watson repeated this assertion multiple times during the Town Hall.
  • Major General Eaton's favorite word of the day for Republicans INCOMPETENCE.
Here are the videos on all of the above!

Is U.S. Magistrate John M. Facciola our Judge Sirica?

Is this maybe the beginning of "outside" judicial process that will maybe give or FORCE this F*&king Congress to have information of violations to possibly really investigate and prosecute?

Seeing as Madame_CEO_Pelosi has been stonewalling any real investigation and/or actions that will cause this Congress to prosecute these criminals!


17 October 2007

Shame on you Nancy Pelosi

Los Angeles City Council has a message to
the Democratic Party Leadership!

Shame on you for not providing the strong leadership
that we elected you to do!

Oh, and btw, we have adopted a resolution to say "NO NO NO to the Iraq War".

15 October 2007

Just Say No 2 Recruiters

Congressional Representative Diane Watson @ a Town Hall on Iraq and Blackwater held on Oct 14, 2007 in LA. Panel was California Assembly Majority Leader Karen Bass, Paul Eaton, a retired U.S. Army general who was in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004 and Rep. Watson (CA-33).

Local High School students from LA talk about military recruiters in their schools as well as questions to the LA Town Hall Panel.

Rep. Diane Watson - 21st Co-Sponsor of HRes 333

You heard it here first!

14 October 2007

Jane Harman & Talk of Treason

Jane Harman on the streets skipping by MisPrison of Treason talk

In the below street video clip, Rep. Harman is asked about Misprison of Treason and protection of the Constitution against President Bush's over reaching of Presidential authority as she walks to a car.

Following video clip, continuation of talk of MisPrison of Treason and Impeachment with a member of Jane Harman's entourage.

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Jane Harman Town Hall - Question & Answer segment only.

Interesting note, at the beginning of this clip Rep. Harman after reviewing the agenda turns to her aide and says "this is not right". Minute into this clip, Rep. Harman states that a Republican Congress member stated in her office he would support impeachment if Bush were to invade Iran.

10 October 2007

It's all about Nancy!

Okay I was never going to use this photo that is out and about from a comment that Michael Savage made that Pelosi has had a face lift.

But Madame_CEO_Pelosi has really pissed me off with the following quote.

"Look," she said, the chicken breast on her plate untouched. "I had, for five months, people sitting outside my home, going into my garden in San Francisco, angering neighbors, hanging their clothes from trees, building all kinds of things -- Buddhas? I don't know what they were -- couches, sofas, chairs, permanent living facilities on my front sidewalk."

Unsmilingly, she continued: "If they were poor and they were sleeping on my sidewalk, they would be arrested for loitering, but because they have 'Impeach Bush' across their chest, it's the First Amendment."

Who does Nancy Pelosi think she is ???? What's the difference between Barbara Bush & Nancy Pelosi - NADA, NYET, ZILCH. They are both the same wolves! Same soundbites and same string of pearls. Remember the Barbara Bush compassion after Katriina
whilst touring a relief center in Houston, referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, "This is working very well for them."


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