"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, April 25, 2008

Att-en-SHUN !!!

Tumerica brings to our attention the role of the Pentagon in our lives outlined by Nick Turse in The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (Amazon)

"From iPods to Starbucks to Oakley sunglasses, historian Nick Turse demonstrates the Pentagon’s little-noticed contacts (and contracts) with the products and companies that now form the fabric of America. Turse investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: the Pentagon’s collaborations with Hollywood filmmakers; its outlandish schemes to weaponize the wild kingdom; its joint ventures with the World Wrestling Federation and NASCAR."

He shows the inventive ways the military, desperate for new recruits, now targets children and young adults, tapping into the “culture of cool” by making “friends” on MySpace.

Is this as Tumerica asks...Surprising that this spying-cyborg information is allowed to escape ? Or, is it purposefully allowed to escape. Another case of fear-mongering or is it for real?

On Jan.17, 1961,President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his farewell Presidential address warned .... "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."


sam_m said...

Cyborgs?? Have you seen Big Dog yet??

paul said...

Chalmers Johnson said it was 'the military industrial congressional complex' in the original draft, but it was deemed wise to tone it down

Stephen Morgan said...

Several years ago on the now defunct nessie column at sfbg.com it was reported that they could remote control a cat and use its eyes as cameras. He referenced patents and that sort of thing, but that doesn't me no good now.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish