March 24, 2014
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling gets prison sentence cut
Source: NBC News
One of the chief architects of oil giant Enron’s epic collapse, former CEO Jeffrey Skilling, got a get-out-of-jail-early card Friday in a deal cut with federal prosecutors for his role in one of the biggest corporate scandals ever.
Skilling’s 24-year prison term was cut to 14 years. A federal appeals panel ruled in 2009 that the sentence handed down to Skilling, 59, by federal Judge Sim Lake three years earlier for fraud, insider trading and conspiracy was too harsh.
His resentencing was delayed several times as his attorneys negotiated an agreement with the Justice Department.
Under the deal, more than $40 million of Skilling’s fortune, which has been frozen since his conviction, will be distributed to victims of Enron’s collapse.
March 22, 2014
Hey!! Just wondering…Do Any of you “people” REALLY “believe” that Ken Lay, CEO of Enron Corp., dropped dead to the pavement of sudden heart failure?
Yes, THAT Ken “I spent my entire life working to thoroughly de-regulate the entire Energy Market so I could gut the whole thing and Rob ‘em all blind” Lay. Lay and his many complicit cohorts, through the very inception of the Should-be-Infamous-But-it’s Forgotten Enron Corporation (There MUST be a LIST somewhere) Bilked, yes BILKED, California residents out of Billions of Dollars and BILKED California into (Don’t you KNOW THIS???) Bankruptcy.
While Lay is safely tucked away in one of his many splendid island manses, his partner in “Mischief,” Jeffrey Skilling really took the BRUNT. Skilling, CFO(?) of Enron, just received a Full Pardon from the President–Hey, Thanks!!–a few months ago. And Skilling, that old devil, walked out of that “special” “country club” that doesn’t even really exist!!; Scot-FREE!! Free at last!! …
“/’”s indicate subliminal messages: //Haliburton//Cheney//Bush///Energy//Ken/LAY//IRAQ ///OIL///Energy/// … //////Cannon Fodder//Military///Industrial/// Complex///Energy/Oil/
That’s where it’s at, brotha.
March 22, 2014
I really do think that most men on earth, except for a very, very few, (presumably Atheists); But most Religious men truly don’t want to know what women think. They do not want a woman to think. Or speak. About anything. These Men want very much for women to keep their mouths shut; In fact, they Hate women’s…Opinions. Thoughts. They Hate that. What they really want is the submissive, illiterate, ignorant, “Stepford?” woman who won’t ever get the chance to know enough to ask any questions. They want women-chattle. The Men of the world want illiterate, submissive, zombie-slaves; The man himself proclaims very clearly that he is entitled and has every right to 1. cut off your hair; 2. Rape You; 3. Stone You to Death; Beat you; Set you on fire; Mutilate you; Countless examples, worldwide.
Hell… Man will even shred an empty Budweiser can to cut you in the face and THEN strangle you to death. And then run you over a few times in the car and dump your body in the lake. ” “Entitled” to do WHAT?!?!? ” I ask…
Another really good reason to be an Atheist.
“not all men think like that Christina, personally i would rather a woman have a brain and independence. i am not atheist, but have no religion, nor believe in a god.”
Yes, Michael, but YOU are one of the very FEW to which I refer. And plus, I just spoke with my Baptist Pastor friend. When I posited such questions as “But just WHAT IF NONE OF IT IS TRUE?” “But what IF it IS all a LIE?”
And, true to form, rather than engaging in meaningful discourse, rather than say, taking on the questions and stating facts; rather than careful consideration, he instead resorted to calling me names; Further he began by saying that I’m 1. Crazy; 2. Spiritually Diseased (What I’m the DEVIL?); and 3. Stupid.
So his rote response is thoroughly typical and defines nicely the term Misogyny: Petty Name-calling and Infantile fits of Anger. See? That is the definition EXACTLY of Misogyy, and EVERY religion is based firmly around it. So!! Q: Is it that for my mere thoughts alone, men around the world would burn me at the stake? Stone me to death? Cut off my hair? Beat me? Rape me? A: YES. The answer is YES.
John Lennon had it RIGHT:
“Women are the N______s of the world.”
March 20, 2014
Ah, yes…Well!! The term”crazy” is so phenomenally and insanely subjective. Ha.
So, What is Insanity? I myself am not clear on what “others” mean by “insanity.” To me, I guess it is simply a different realm; of thinking, of perception; A different perspective; Or an altogether different reality. Hmm. Interesting.
So, let me think…The term insanity, along with the [almost always negative] connotations that have been attached to it, is usually used so abstractly; And, to boot, it is a term used and intended to be interpreted roundly as negative; The great irony, though, is that the very ones using the term “insanity” toward some unknown factor perhaps are really just truly inferior; They Can’t. Ever. Quite. Grasp. Things. And especially things that are not “easy” to “understand.” As I write, I think.
Also, I think, “Insanity” is often used by the truly simpleminded; As the simpleton’s strenuous-yet-still-pedestrian attempt to “explain” the quite “unexplainable,” or even, for the even more “impaired” thinkers (before there was so-called political correctness, we just called them the Retarded) , the Retarded ones will attempt to to pigeonhole or scapegoat. Anyway, so this must mean that the term “insanity” is the most convenient term, and the easiest to use for even the idiot-child.
Okay, then…I’m thinking. “Insanity” is used as a typical explanation for “things” that simple-minded people thoroughly fail to comprehend. OH!!! The frustrated, angry, confused simpleton does not have the CAPACITY to understand or to comprehend anything…but… it’s own true dumbness. Hey… We are not talking about the intelligentsia, let’s put it that way.
I’ll keep going. So, now, since any simpleton fails thoroughly to comprehend, even slightly, any thing or any one, or any idea that is not EASY to EXPLAIN; In the simpleton’s low-tolerance for frustration and difficult endeavors, they resort to the old “You’re CRAZY.” And I think that they must clench their fists very tightly, too.
Here’s another more concrete example: When a pedestrian mind Cannot… for the life of them…”Understand,” say, theories of Quanta or… okay, let’s keep it simple for the dull who might read this…the understanding of human existence. They’ll read the Bible…and then always pick the easiest lines to remember and repeat.
Some people in society continually attempt to define insanity; Like hamsters on a wheel. The really insane ones, or maybe they’re just kind of stupid, they think that they are “right” in their definition. Yet, I am only too glad to point out that “Theory” IS “Autobiography.” Thereby in the very attempt to define X, the resulting definition(s) of X portray and reflect volumes more about the person doing the defining, than X, the object or theory attempting to be defined.
March 20, 2014
So it is that each and every society in and throughout all of man’s written history had common laws and basic rules–for the masses; Hammurabi comes to mind with “an eye for an eye,” among more of the same. Each set of societal “guidelines” was written by and for MEN, not “GOD,” a concept which may just be yet another delusional farce too.
To my mind, “it” is all, every word of it, pure and devious thought control designed specifically to keep the masses, the people in line; and to keep them ALL insanely hooked on fear and hatred of people like you or ME (the naysayers); And of course through total ignorance of any facts leading to unquestioning and totally blind devotion to a god-man of self-righteousness.
Oh!! And, by the way, Any idiot-child in KINDERGARTEN could have written “love thy neighbor” and “treat others how you’d like yourself to be treated.”
Indeed, Religion has been A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL Tool. “Fervor” Zealotry, Self-Righteous Indignation and the willful surrender of reality, replacing it with utterly fantastic fairy tales, leading to Psychotic Delusion was, and still is today, accomplished through organized religion and serves to reinforce the desired effect of Abject Ignorance which is, of course, the ABSOLUTE KEY in the game of mind control; Pacification through Religion and the tireless campaigns of keeping people in ignorant FEAR and insane self-righteousness.
Further, the outright lies which are found throughout all religions, serve as a highly useful vehicle for virulent, abject hatred so that the minions will fight the masters Wars to the bitter end; The constantly- fomented Hatred is almost entirely produced by base ignorance; And that core ignorance serves to instill abject fear, which is itself usually quite irrational. (E.g. Fear of the unknown, Fear of Death, Fear of the Devil, Fear of God, Fear of Black people, of Hell, of Satan, Socialism, endless examples).
The political hacks, in this broad scheme, have found that the employ of so-called buzz words, notable indeed are the words “God” and “Guns” has been and still is stunningly EFFECTIVE. IT DISTRACTS PEOPLE; Keeps them thoroughly ignorant. And perhaps paralyzes them like the OPIATE is intended, which is to render people just too numb to react to the many daily atrocities.
There is a veritable myriad of other totally intentional distractions, deliberately designed to hide the truth, real history, FACTS, specifically the global slavery, the massive, ongoing theft by fraud and all other means; Oh and the irreversible Plundering of all remaining natural resources.
So, Distractions on any and every contrived “side” of the political spectrum, the entire “Left”-”Right” paradigm, for instance, is one of the most useful and effective of contrivances; People are left confused and belligerent bickering about so-called “Issues,” Abortion, Gun Rights, Animal Rights, you name it… All Contrivances designed to distract the general populace away from the “picture,” also known as REALITY.
The game, then, is to distract the fools Away from what the Robber Barons are actually doing STEALING by brute force (WAR), that is, PLUNDERING, i.e. theft of other sovereign countries’ natural resources. World Bank? IMF? Crooks.
Every technique to distract is used; Mass media, which of course is wholly owned thereby entirely controlled by CORPORATE governance; Thus, the media outlets report NOTHING useful and everything asinine and inane. No matter the technique, All are forms of intentional trickery.
Religion, though again, has worked like a charm since the day it was invented and written down (by MEN, (as opposed to BY GOD)), and Religion is still, bar none, the most highly effective tool for TOTAL mind control today. Well, there WAS the period in history known as the Age of Reason, the Enlightenment… Well, We all know about THAT part of history, don’t we? CRUSHED IMMEDIATELY and THOROUGHLY BY (GUESS WHO); Replaced with RELIGION, NEVER TO SURFACE Widely AGAIN.
As the true “believers” continue to force their psychotic “beliefs” and their twisted “principles” on the rest of the world, typically through crusading, proselytizing, threatening, terrorizing and, as we have seen throughout recorded history, WARS. And In the name of…GOD. What a TRAVESTY.
Mind control is a disgusting game in which I shall not participate. Money-based, tax-exempt and fear-driven, that is religion, each and every one of them. All that has been conjured and feverishly written by men in men’s own image is a disgusting sham. Any concept of a good god, once touched by it’s delusional and rabid devotees, has been forever morphed into a grotesque, hateful, despicable, brutal and, don’t forget misogynistic, fallacy.
MONEY-BASED and TAX-EXEMPT!! How can religions, these multi-trillion-dollar industries, be totally exempt from paying both federal and state taxes that, by the way, would indeed go to programs that help the needy, the poor, and the down-trodden among us? Isn’t that a large part for which these pious religious institutions have been created? To help the poor and needy and downtrodden among us?
RELIGION ITSELF is the PROBLEM. All Religions seem to attract ONLY the most Insufferable Hypocrites, Twisted Perverts and Lying Psychopaths, Pathological Menaces, found in society. Religions promote horrid personality traits; Most Religious people are unbelievably Sanctimonious, self-righteous, judgmental, duplicitous, greedy, stingy, mean-spirited…Religious Zealots of EVERY STRIPE. These INSUFFERABLE HYPOCRITES offer nothing at all to human life but hateful and twisted bigotry and, most notably MISOGYNY.
These self-deluding, impudent, contemptible Monsters who cloister themselves behind the evil cloak of [Money-based, Tax-Exempt] Religion, um, MIND CONTROL (“LIES!! TO SHUT YOU UP!!) know nothing at all about human kindness, open-handed generosity, sacrifice for the sake of others, service for the good of all, humility, acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness; These people don’t even realize for whom or for what they are endlessly and bitterly fighting.
Actually, these filthy, wretched Cretins are fighting tooth and nail for the DEVIL. Right as they CRUSADE and PROSELYTIZE on and ON only to Viciously step on or unconscionably step OVER the poor, the needy, the disabled, the downtrodden, the wretched and the DOOMED.
So it is that the sheer, willful and total Ignorance of most of these “RELIGIOUS” “TYPES”, all of whom are literally WORSE-THAN-USELESS, are destructive beyond imagination.
Witness: Actual FACTS become Horrid LIES; Actual History is morphed into Insane and Totally Contradictory Parodies. Rapacious IDIOT-PRIMATES filling their wicked minds with GOD KNOWS WHAT, as their very personalities, right along with their muddy brains, atrophy; They’ve all become loathsome and unforgivably stupid and dangerous animals; And they are NOT innocent, by the way.
So, to the Catholic Church:
Please stop your Pedophile-Priests, Bishops, et al from repeatedly RAPING and SODOMIZING INNOCENT CHILDREN. And STOP LYING. And STOP PROTECTING WAR CRIMINALS and other horrible cretins. And, for once, TELL THE TRUTH. Maybe, just maybe, it, THE TRUTH, will set even the likes of YOU, FREE.
And On “Understanding” Islam:
All anyone must do to “understand” Islam; Whether it is Islam or ANY individual, any culture, any society, any other religion: Look no further than how “they” treat Women. Period. And the Fact is that because of this and this alone, the Muslims are simply Barbaric. There is simply NO EXCUSE. And the Muslims, All of them, when the actual facts are brought to the table, and questioned meaningfully, all react with the same exact righteous indignation and total hostility. So!! There is no way on earth that anyone with a brain would EVER defend the Indefensible; Or to “Sugarcoat” EVIL; Or to tiptoe around “them” so “they” (the Barbarians) won’t be OFFENDED.Therefore, Any and all lame attempts to “understand” Barbarians is a moronic waste of time. Any and all attempt to defend Barbarians is edging ever closer to the gutter-level of the barbarians.