Bloggers Sans Blogs  

keithcancook 60M
10710 posts
10/14/2005 3:45 pm
Bloggers Sans Blogs

We are bloggers. We write blogs. We read blogs. We interact with bloggers through commenting. Over time, we have built a community of bloggers. A community where we are individually unique, yet bound together through interaction.

This community is like any other. Some members have moved away, and new members have migrated in. Some members are quiet, others loud and boisterous. Disagreements abound, yet are usually handled civilly. Scandals pop up on occasion, but as in most communities these are rare. Some of us are in complete control of their faculties, others are quite obviously insane.

Our community is represented by bloggers of varying means. There are bloggers who reside in MAGNIFICENT blog mansions, situated on the most prestigious property in ALL BlogLand. Yep, right on MAIN PAGE WAY, gloriously displayed for all to see. Others do quite well along their own less traveled streets and boulevards. All seems well and good.

Yet, our community also has those who do not have a nice blog to live in. Yes, that's right. The Blogless. These are fine citizens of BlogLand, who have chosen to eschew the usual blogging lifestyle. They wander the streets of BlogLand without a blog of their own to call home.

Some of them are quite active. Crisscrossing our boulevards on a daily basis, occasionally dropping in for a little conversation. Others simply cruise the streets, gazing at blogs with barely a whisper of evidence that they even passed by. Yet they are out there. You have seen them. The Blogless are among us.


. . . . . . JudeL5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4plait,

ultraviolet_69, and all the rest of the blogless community; this one's for you...

Ultraviolet_69 62F

10/14/2005 4:52 pm

Ah, Darlin' Keith, indeed I am the wandering gypsy of BlogLand. Although I am Blogless, you and several other members of the community have always welcomed me. Thank you.

CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
10/14/2005 4:55 pm

This is so true my friend, i see blogs where someone left a great post, and im like, wow let me see what their ideas and thoughts are, yet they never[/] left a blog for themselves-the great writers are out there.

*leaves a bowl of milk on the front porch for the blogless*


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
10/14/2005 4:56 pm

This is so true my friend, i see blogs where someone left a great post, and im like, wow let me see what their ideas and thoughts are, yet they never left a blog for themselves-the great writers are out there.

*leaves a bowl of milk on the front porch for the blogless*


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
10/14/2005 5:40 pm

Keith you made me sad. I have old blogs that I could have easily donated and haven't. I'm so ashamed. You have made me a better person. Thank you.

[blog talldarkavg1]

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
10/14/2005 7:34 pm

nice post, buddy..... now i havent seen
for a while, is he still around?

now im wondering if a group of bloggers happen to share the same condo.....hmmmmmmm

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
10/14/2005 8:14 pm

Should we develop a Blogless Shelter? To be used by anyone in need of a temporary blog?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/14/2005 9:02 pm

And we shall continue to welcome you and all the other cart pushers out there ultraviolet sweetie.

My sentiments exactly CuteAZguy. 4plait seemed to take a hiatus for awhile, but I have seen him here and there lately. He has some of the driest humor in BlogLand and is quite funny. He would have had an excellent blog I bet. I missed him when he disappeared.

LMAO TDA! Good one!

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/14/2005 9:22 pm

Hullo dz. I had not considered the condo possibility. It seems to have merit. Gawd only knows where the wild bloggers go - so hey, a condo is as good a place as any. I did see 4plait in a few places in the past few weeks. Almost always in the blogs of females.

Ha ha wahine. I was wondering who would be the first to suggest that. I left it out intentionally. Way to go sweetie.

barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
10/15/2005 12:11 am

I love you.

Jude, 4plait.. get a blog.. its time we wanna share.

Its good to be...ME

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
10/15/2005 1:45 am

Keith, what a lovely idea.... hugz hunz

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/15/2005 6:08 am

I knew I could count on you candysoveryveryphilanthropic! See wahine for details.

LMAO BigG! Your comments have been cracking me up lately with their creativity and humor. We at The Venting Blog hope you will never cease to visit.

Aww, you are the sweetest, most loveable, most dominating, most... Heck, I will cut through the fluff and just say that I am in love with you too Barbiebunzysweetiesugarpiehoneybunch!

I've had this one in my idea file for ages double E. I finally put it to use. I hope the blogless will forgive me for waiting so long...

rm_koocnachtiek 60M
376 posts
10/15/2005 6:17 am

Oh brother. I can't believe that anyone takes this sentimental old fool's drivel seriously. Jeesh! He's insane ya know...

Is this just another trick by keithcancook
to get his text on television?

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/15/2005 6:20 am

Grrr! Your days of freedom are numbered koocna. Now get back in yer box before I decide not to change the straw in there...

MsLoveRose 33F  
2432 posts
10/15/2005 7:01 am

i have a few of those as well...i know one of the guys has great stuff...but he dont write here....not sure why...but he is good...even what he leaves on mine...

live more, laugh often, love much


10/15/2005 8:18 am

Your sooooooooooooooooo cute and thoughtful. Many times comments left on our blogs leave you shaking your head as to why they do not open a blog and display the talent they leave behind in ours.

Flowers and Huggs


cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
10/15/2005 9:27 am

There are many commenters that are blogless. Most of then feel like they are not good or creative writers to have their own blog, or don't have enough time to write.

Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
10/15/2005 9:50 am

i adore mr plaits comments, and to all homeless bloggers,thankyou

I'm a

i'm here to stay

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
10/15/2005 10:18 am

Okay, I'll do it and get back to you on it. Shall I post the info here or email it?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/15/2005 12:11 pm

Well my sweet wahine, I think that it is best for your original material to be displayed as a post in [blog 1hotwahine] if you are so inclined. I will be happy to support you over there.

Maybe dz can find the condo where they may be gathering and get the word out that relief is coming. Does BlogLand have an emergency aid agency yet?

rm_pchamp012004 55M
2672 posts
10/15/2005 3:55 pm

Keith I have it on good authority that 4plait
is not homeless, he is living in a yurt on the outskirts of BlogLand.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/15/2005 6:19 pm

That was my guess too pchamp...

JudeL5 46M
1550 posts
10/15/2005 8:11 pm

LOL.... Keith I'm touched! The poor Blogless man that I am...

EYE EYE Bunz... Stay tuned....

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/15/2005 9:47 pm

Thank you hbgirl! Stay tuned for more...

Hullo there Jude! Here, lemme oil the wheels of that shopping cart for ya...

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
10/16/2005 1:11 am

((((((((((((((( blogless ))))))))))))))))))))))

Goldenhairgodess 63F
396 posts
10/16/2005 8:03 am

In my opinion-You can Lead a Man (or woman) to Blogland, but you cannot make them blog. And I say, live and let live. If they wanted their own blog, the only thing stopping them is them selves. Maybe the ones who you really enjoy are enjoyable becouse they are rarely heard from-Absence make the heart grow founder. And the ones who work so hard maintaining their blogs are taken for granted due to over exposure. And you may not miss them till they are gone. If any one deserves recognition here it is the ones who keep the ball rolling! Three cheers for the consistant caring bloggers! And for those wonderful wondering spirits!

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

10/16/2005 10:44 am

*makes coffee for the blogless ones*

mnfun952 102M

10/16/2005 2:55 pm

Not everyone who enjoys a good book is a writer, or who enjoys a good movie, a filmmaker...

I treasure the comments from the blogless - they are as important to the community as the writers and we are all lucky to have them!


dano6332 56M

10/16/2005 5:59 pm

Keith excellent post my man. I like the fact that you have pointed us to pay attention to those who for whatever reason choose to cruise and not post. Well said

starlight_runner 39F

10/16/2005 6:10 pm

They are not blogless they have the blogs of many and so are richer in blogs then most.I fear though they need shelter and cake.

Kisses Star

starvingnow 48F

10/16/2005 7:47 pm

Thanks for caring

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
10/17/2005 1:04 am

Don't forget about SickHooteredLady she's my new Sweetie

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo

rm_dandth 48M/38F
173 posts
10/17/2005 5:46 pm

bloggless bloggers, or literate loiterers?

barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
10/17/2005 8:02 pm

YAY get to steppin or...

Its good to be...ME

tillerbabe 55F

10/17/2005 10:04 pm

I agree with "FUN".....Some are here to "read" , some are here to "write"..none is better than the other....If you build a BLOG..they will come..but you can't make 'em "play"

And Bunz..DaAmn nice pic! (Looking up at you, from under you.....)

476 posts
10/19/2005 8:25 am

Well I've been feeling BLOGLESS lately.

Just remember there are those who are blogless because they choose to be blogless and there are those who are blogless because they were forced out of their natural blogitat. I'm talking about those who were swept away by the blogsurge of Blogercaine BLOGRITA. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of bloggers of blogland displaced by a blogsurge like no other in recorded history. Entire communities washed away, it's bloggers scattered to the far corners of the world by the blognami and the enormous blogsurge that followed.

How quickly we forget that New Blogleans was just recently inundated with flood bloggers and still remains a desolate landscape of destroyed blogs. That is why I'm calling for a relief effort to repopulate the empty blogs and bloggerhoods that once existed in New Blogleans. We need a concert for the victims of BLOGRITA. However, until that gets organized you can help the blogless. Donate your posts to those who are less fortunate, those who may have blogs but are without comment or reply. YOU CAN HELP! Find a blog left behind after the blogsurge and help repopulate it with your comments.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say a word or two over the less fortunate victims of BLOGRITA.

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
10/19/2005 6:12 pm

Just checking in. I plan to do some catching up but I fear that life may get in the way. If such is the case I wish you the best. Thanks so much for tolerating my mistaked blog, which was intended to be an email for my son's father yet the copy paste system rebelled on me for some reason. Any who, all the best. J.

yagottalikit 49F
583 posts
10/19/2005 6:56 pm

(sniffles) Keith, you've almost made me wanna be blogless....such an outpouring of love and compassion! ok, ok, I could NEVER shut up long enough to be blogless....but, GREAT POST!

Yagotta get it soft and wet so we can kick/stick it

ismymaninhere 42F

10/19/2005 7:21 pm

well for heaven's sake! I hate to burst your blog bubble but don't you have too much time on your hands? I see a lot of blah and not enough blog to read. Just because you can make pretty letters and put your headshot upside down (or is that the way you cum?) doesn't mean you are an instant writer!

And, since I'm here wasting good time anyway - has anyone seen my man?

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/19/2005 9:02 pm

I may go blogless if I can score a hug from you double E! Good job of managing the Sunshine Strippers. I may have use for such talent myself, after you are finished with that project.

Those are wonderful sentiments Goldenhairgodess. And I do begin to miss them when they have been absent for awhile.

We would expect nothing less from you CnC!

Good points mnfun, and those are my sentiments as well.

Thanks dano! They are out there...

Hello starlight runner! The blogless deserve no less. Speaking of missing folks... I am so happy to see you here in The Venting Blog once more.

Well done candysoveryverysweet! It's this kind of community spirit that makes BlogLand such a wonderful place to blog.
The folks move about quickly here in order to avoid falling houses.

Hi starving. Thanx for visiting...

A new one already luke? With a handle like that I'm sure you will be veryverysatisfied.

Perhaps the literate loiterers are a sub group of the blogless, dandth?

Are you helping to build a blog for the blogless, bunzy? What a gal!

Build a blog and they will come? How bout keep bending over like that and keithwillcum! Thanks tillerbabe!

Anything is possible with the present BlogLand government, All4Learning. Good luck with all the paperwork.

The Venting Blog couldn't succeed without those trike tracks, Katey. And it wouldn't be any fun without a Universal Seductress spreading stardust all over the place anyway...

LMAO BOSSIERBOY! That's the spirit! Good one!

Well well, lookie what just walked into The Venting Blog! I am very pleased to see you again morefutility. You have been missed. Certainly my best wishes go out to you along with a few kisses too...

Hello again, yagottalikit! PECCARETTES rarely stay shut up for long, so post away...

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 4:55 am


When one considers the larger Blogging adventure, it in no small part suggests their greater influences in life--all influences in no small measure arising from their equilibrium, stability, and self-control.

And Likewise, nothing related to the Wright brothers has created more confusion, controversy, discussion, and at times vitriolic agument than questions of equilibrium, stability, and control. The Wright brothers were not deterred by the possibility of an unstable vehicle which could nevertheless be successfully operated with practice, providing the means existed for proper control.

What is by no means evident is the extent to which the Wrights inadvertently produced unstable aircraft. The Wrights were the first to place the smaller horizontal surface forward-the canard configuration. A certain sense of security was given the pilot because he was able to see the actions of the control surface, which also provided a visual reference relative to the ground.

Thus the choice of canard configuration, the most distinctive feature of the Wright aircraft, was not based on sound technical grounds of stability. It was rather a matter of control in pitch, especially in extreme conditions. In fact, the Wrights did not understand stability in the precise tsense we do now.

The reason is fundamental:

So strictly speaking, whether their aircraft were stable or not was an accidental matter.

When an aircraft is in steady motion, there must be no net force or moment acting. For horizontal flight, the vertical lift must exactly equal the weight and the thrust of the propulsion system must be just sufficient to overcome the drag. The symmetry of the aircraft guarantees that there will be no net side force.

In order that there be no net moment tending to rotate the aircraft, the moments about three axes must seperately vanish: the PITCH, ROLL, and YAW moments must all vanish for equilibrium. For the equilibrium to be stable, changes to the moments produced by small deviations from the equilibrium state must act to restore the initial state.

The Wright Flyer's neutral point was 10% of chord aft of the leading edge. The center of gravity was 30% aft of the leading edge, so the aircraft was severely unstable. The difference of these 2 numbers, (20 is called the static margin. For current aircraft with automatic control, the greatest negative static margin which is acceptable is less than 5 per cent.

The large negative static margin (-20 of the Wright Flyer meant that the airplane was barely controllable. Three compensating factors made the flights on 12/17/1903 possible: the low speed, high damping of the pitching moments, and most importantly the Wright's flying skills.

And thus, the fact that I have no AdultFriendFinder Blog is in no small part sue to the influence of the Wright brothers upon my Blogging career.

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 4:58 am


Perhaps I am blogless as I am too busy composing rules for dating my daughter:

10 rules for dating my daughter

Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.

Rule Two: You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off the hips. I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

Rule Four: I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate. When it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Five: In order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back to my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early."

Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

Rule Seven: As you stand in my front hallway waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful like changing the oil in my car?

Rule Eight: The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool; places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight; places where there is darkness; places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness; places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka zipped up to her throat; movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies that feature chainsaws are okay; hockey games are okay; old folks' homes are better.

Rule Nine: Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

Rule Ten: Be afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy outside of Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit your car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, and then return to your car. There is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 5:08 am


Perhaps it is because I am too busy pondering the Federal Reserve

How the Federal Reserve Creates Money (out of Nothing):

This is the most incredible part of the Federal Reserve operation and one which is difficult for anyone to understand. How can any American citizen grasp the concept that there are people in this country who have the power to make an entry in a ledger that the government of the United States now owes them one billion dollars, and to collect the principal and interest on this "loan"?

Who manages the Federal Reserve?:

There are the same names we encountered in 1914, still managing the finances of the world, with profits for themselves but with disastrous results for everyone else. Perhaps we can look for relief to the present Administration of President Reagan. Unfortunately, before reaching him we have to run the gamut of the long list of his principal staff, composed of men from J. Henry Schroder, Brown Brothers Harriman, and other leading components of "The London Connection.

How money is created by the Federal Reserve:

The money of the Federal Reserve Banks is money they created. When they buy Government securities they create reserves. They pay for the Government securities by giving checks on themselves, and those checks come to the commercial banks and are by them deposited in the Federal Reserve Banks, and then money exists which did not exist before.

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 5:13 am


Perhaps all you bloggers have so much wonderful, enlightening, brilliant information that the mere blogless like myself are speachless.
Then again, maybe it is the Federal Reserve...

The Mother of all Federal Reserve Conspiracy Diatribes - part 1

But the causes of the Depression were a string of governmental actions that resulted in an expansion of credit and the money supply that was similar to the inter-ventionism that led to earlier economic downturns.

...establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1914. The Federal Reserve was given the power to increase the nation's money sup-ply in response to what it regarded as justifiable circumstances. For most of the sixteen years following the creation of the Fed, the nation's money supply was sub-jected to an almost steady increase. Be-tween 1914 and 1917, this took the form of massive amounts of credit extended to na-tions like England and France for their purchase of war materiel. Following Amer-ica's own entry into World War I, the money supply was expanded even more as a way of paying for our own war effort. When the war was finally over, the now greatly expanded money supply produced the inevitable in-flation.

The higher postwar prices led in turn to an increase in cheaper imports. But this hurt American businesses, which led business-men, farmers, and labor unions to pressure Congress to do something about foreign competition. This pressure led to two un-fortunate tariff acts (tariffs are clearly anti-thetical to capitalism). The Emergency Tar-iff Act of 1921 increased duties on such commodities as wool, sugar, and wheat.

As a central bank of issue, the Federal Reserve System has behind it all the enormous wealth of the American people. When it began operations in 1913, it created a serious threat to the central banks of the impoverished countries of Europe. Because it represented this great wealth, it attracted far more gold than was desirable in the 1920s, and it was apparent that soon all of the world’s gold would be piled up in this country. This would make the gold standard a joke in Europe, because they would have no gold over there to back their issue of money and credit. It was the Federal Reserve’s avowed aim in 1927, after the secret meeting with the heads of the foreign central banks, to get large quantities of that gold sent back to Europe, and its methods of doing so, the low interest rate and heavy purchases of Government securities, which created vast sums of new money, intensified the stock market speculation and made the stock market crash and resultant depression a national disaster.

Since the Federal Reserve System was guilty of causing this disaster, we might suppose that they would have tried to alleviate it. However, through the dark years of 1931 and 1932, the Governors of the Federal Reserve Board saw the plight of the American people worsening and did nothing to help them. This was more criminal than the original plotting of the Depression. Anyone who lived through those years in this country remembers the widespread unemployment, the misery, and the hunger of our people. At any time during those years the Federal Reserve Board could have acted to relieve this situation.

The problem was to get some money back into circulation. So much of the money normally used to pay rent and food bills had been sucked into Wall Street that there was no money to carry on the business of living. In many areas, people printed their own money on wood and paper for use in their communities, and this money was good, since it represented obligations to each other which people fulfilled.

The Federal Reserve System was a central bank of issue. It had the power to, and did, when it suited its owners, issue millions of dollars of money. Why did it not do so in 1931 and 1932? The Wall Street bankers were through with Mr. Herbert Hoover, and they wanted Franklin D. Roosevelt to come in on a wave of glory as the saviour of the nation. Therefore, the American people had to starve and suffer until March of 1933, when the White Knight came riding in with his crew of Wall Street bribers and put some money into circulation. That was all there was to it. As soon as Mr. Roosevelt took office, the Federal Reserve began to buy Government securities at the rate of ten million dollars a week for ten weeks, and created a hundred million dollars in new money, which alleviated the critical famine of money and credit, and the factories started hiring people again.

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 5:15 am

The Mother of all Federal Reserve Conspiracy Diatribes - part 2

The Gold Reserve Hearings had also brought in other people who had more than a passing interest in the operations of the Federal Reserve System. James Paul Warburg, just back from the London Economic Conference with Professor O.M.W. Sprague and Henry L. Stimson, came in to declare that he thought we ought to modernize the gold standard. Frank Vanderlip suggested that we do away with the Federal Reserve Board and set up a Federal Monetary Authority. This would have made no difference to the New York bankers, who would have selected the personnel anyway. And Senator Robert L. Owen, longtime critic of the system, made the following statement:

"The people did not know the Federal Reserve Banks were organized for profit-making. They
were intended to stabilize the credit and currency supply of the country. That end has not been accomplished. Indeed, there has been the most remarkable variation in the purchasing power of money since the System went into effect. The Federal Reserve men are chosen by the big banks, through discreet little campaigns, and they naturally follow the ideals which are portrayed to them as the soundest from a financial point of view."

Benjamin Anderson, economist for the Chase National Bank of New York, said:

"At the moment, 1934, we have 900 million dollars excess reserves. In 1924, with increased reserves of 300 million, you got some three or four billion in bank expansion of credit very quickly. That extra money was put out by the Federal Reserve Banks in 1924 through buying government securities and was the cause of the rapid expansion of bank credit. The banks continued to get excess reserves because more gold came in, and because, whenever there was a slackening, the Federal Reserve people would put out some more. They held back a bit in 1926.

Things firmed up a bit that year. And then in 1927 they put out less than 300 million additional reserves, set the wild stock market going, and that led us right into the smash of 1929."

Dr. Anderson also stated that:

"The money of the Federal Reserve Banks is money they created. When they buy Government
securities they create reserves. They pay for the Government securities by giving checks on
themselves, and those checks come to the commercial banks and are by them deposited in the Federal Reserve Banks, and then money exists which did not exist before."

SENATOR BULKLEY: It does not increase the circulating medium at all?


This is an explanation of the manner in which the Federal Reserve Banks increased their assets from 143 million dollars to 45 billion dollars in thirty- five years. They did not produce anything, they were non-productive enterprises, and yet they had this enormous profit, merely by creating money, 95 percent of it in the form of credit, which did not add to the circulating medium. It was not distributed among the people in the form of wages, nor did it increase the buying power of the farmers and workers. It was credit-money created by bankers for the use and profit of bankers, who increased their wealth by more than forty billion dollars in a few years because they had obtained control of the Government’s credit in 1913 by passing the Federal Reserve Act.

Before the House Banking and Currency Committee on June 24, 1941, Governor Eccles said:

"money is created out of the right to issue credit-money."

Turning over the Government’s credit to private bankers in 1913 gave them unlimited opportunities to create money. The Federal Reserve System could also destroy money in large quantities through open market operations. Eccles said, at the Silver Hearings of 1939:

"When you sell bonds on the open market, you extinguish reserves."

Extinguishing reserves means wiping out a basis for money and credit issue, or, tightening up on money and credit, a condition which is usually even more favorable to bankers than the creation of money. Calling in or destroying money gives the banker immediate and unlimited control of the financial situation, since he is the only one with money and the only one with the power to issue money in a time of money shortage. The money panics of 1873, 1893, 1920-21, and 1929-31, were characterized by a drawing in of the circulating medium. In economical terms, this does not sound like such a terrible thing, but when it means that people do not have money to pay their rent or buy food, and when it means that an employer has to lay off three -fourths of his help because he cannot borrow the money to pay them, the enormous guilt of the bankers and the long record of suffering and misery for which they are responsible would suggest that no punishment might be too severe for their crimes against their fellowmen.

On September 30, 1940, Governor Eccles said:

"If there were no debts in our money system, there would be no money."

This is an accurate statement about our money system. Instead of money being created by the production of the people, the annual increase in goods and services, it is created by the bankers out of the debts of the people. Because it is inadequate, it is subject to great fluctuations and is basically unstable. These fluctuations are also a source of great profit. For that reason, the Federal Reserve Board has consistently opposed any legislation which attempts to stabilize the monetary system. Its position has been set forth definitively in Chairman Eccles’ letter to Senator Wagner on March 9, 1939, and the Memorandum issued by the Board on March 13, 1939.

Chairman Eccles wrote that:

". . . you are advised that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System does not favor the enactment of Senate Bill No. 31, a bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act, or any other legislation of this general character."

The Memorandum of the Board stated, in its "Memorandum on Proposals to maintain prices at fixed levels":

"The Board of Governors opposes any bill which proposes a stable price level, on the grounds that prices do not depend primarily on the price or cost of money; that the Board’s control over money cannot be made complete; and that steady average prices, even if obtainable by official action, would not insure lasting prosperity."

Yet William McChesney Martin, the Chairman of the Board of Governors in 1952, said before the Subcommittee on Debt Control, the Patman Committee, on March 10, 1952 that "One of the fundamental purposes of the Federal Reserve Act is to protect the value of the dollar."

Senator Flanders questioned him: "Is that specifically stated in the original legislation setting up the Federal Reserve System?"

"No," replied Mr. Martin, "but it is inherent in the entire legislative history and in the surrounding circumstances."

watchmesquirm 45F  
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10/20/2005 5:17 am

What am I? Chopped liver?

techinvestor 66M
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10/20/2005 5:18 am

The Mother of all Federal Reserve Conspiracy Diatribes - part 3

Senator Robert L. Owen has told us how it was taken out of the original legislation against his will, and that the Board of Governors has opposed such legislation. Apparently Mr. Martin does not know this.

Steady average prices, indeed, are impossible so long as we have the speculators on the stock exchange driving prices up and down in order to reap profits for themselves. Despite Governor Eccles’ insistence that steady average prices would not insure lasting prosperity, they could do much to bring about this condition. A man on a yearly wage of $2,500 is not more prosperous if the price of bread increases five cents a loaf during the year.

In 1935, Eccles said before the House Committee on Banking and Currency:

"The Government controls the gold reserve, that is, the power to issue money and credit, thus largely regulating the price structure."

This is an almost direct contradiction of Eccles’ statement in 1939 that prices do not depend, primarily, on the price or cost of money.

In 1935, Governor Eccles stated before the House Committee:

"The Federal Reserve Board has the power of open market operations. Open-market operations are the most important single instrument of control over the volume and cost of credit in this country. When I say "credit" in this connection, I mean money, because by far the largest part of money in use by the people of this country is in the form of bank credit or bank deposits. When the Federal Reserve Banks buy bills or securities in the open market, they increase the volume of the people’s money and lower its cost; and when they sell in the open market they decrease the volume of money and increase its cost. Authority over these operations, which affect the welfare of the whole people, must be invested in a body representing the national interest."

Governor Eccles testimony exposes the heart of the money machine which Paul Warburg revealed to his incredulous fellow bankers at Jekyll Island in 1910. Most Americans comment that they cannot understand how the Federal Reserve System operates. It remains beyond understanding, not because it is complex, but because it is so simple. If a confidence man comes up to you and offers to demonstrate his marvelous money machine, you watch while he puts in a blank piece of paper, and cranks out a $100 bill. That is the Federal Reserve System. You then offer to buy this marvelous money machine, but you cannot. It is owned by the private stockholders of the Federal Reserve Banks, whose identities can be traced partially, but not completely, to "the London Connection."

At the House Banking and Currency Committee Hearings on June 6, 1960, Congressman Wright Patman, Chairman, questioned Carl E. Allen, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. (p. 4). PATMAN: "Now Mr. Allen, when the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee buys a million dollar bond you create the money on the credit of the Nation to pay for that bond, don’t you? ALLEN: That is correct. PATMAN: And the credit of the Nation is represented by Federal Reserve Notes in that case, isn’t it? If the banks want the actual money, you give Federal Reserve notes in payment, don’t you? ALLEN: That could be done, but nobody wants the Federal Reserve notes. PATMAN: Nobody wants them, because the banks would rather have the credit as reserves."

This is the most incredible part of the Federal Reserve operation and onewhich is difficult for anyone to understand. How can any American citizen grasp the concept that there are people in this country who have the power to make an entry in a ledger that the government of the United States now owes them one billion dollars, and to collect the principal and interest on this "loan"?

Congressman Wright Patman tells us in "The Primer of money", p. 38 of going into a Federal Reserve Bank and asking to see their bonds on which the American people are paying interest. After being shown the bonds, he asked to see their cash, but they only had some ledgers and blank checks. Patman says,

"The cash, in truth, does not exist and has never existed. What we call ‘cash reserves’ are simply bookkeeping credits entered upon ledgers of the Federal Reserve Banks. The credits are created by the Federal Reserve Banks and then passed along through the banking system."

Peter L. Bernstein, in A Primer On money, Banking and Gold says:

"The trick in the Federal Reserve notes is that the Federal reserve banks lose no cash when they pay out this currency to the member banks. Federal Reserve notes are not redeemable in anything except what the Government calls ‘legal tender’--that is, money that a creditor must be willing to accept from a debtor in payment of sums owed him. But since all Federal Reserve notes are themselves declared by law to be legal money, they are really redeemable only in themselves . . .they are an irredeemable obligation issued by the Federal Reserve Banks."

As Congressman Patman puts it:

"The dollar represents a one dollar debt to the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve Banks create money out of thin air to buy Government bonds from the United States Treasury, lending money into circulation at interest, by bookkeeping entries of checkbook credit to the United States Treasury. The Treasury writes up an interest bearing bond for one billion dollars. The Federal Reserve gives the Treasury a one billion dollar credit for the bond, and has created out of nothing a one billion dollar debt which the American people are obligated to pay with interest." (money Facts, House Banking and Currency Committee, 1964, p. 9)

Patman continues:

"Where does the Federal Reserve system get the money with which to create Bank Reserves?

Answer. It doesn’t get the money, it creates it. When the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money. The Federal Reserve is a total moneymaking machine. It can issue money or checks.

techinvestor 66M
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10/20/2005 5:21 am

The Mother of all Federal Reserve Conspiracy Diatribes - part 4

In 1951, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a pamphlet, "A Day’s Work at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York." On page 22, we find that:

"There is still another and more important element of public interest in the operation of banks besides the safekeeping of money; banks can ‘create’ money. One of the most important factors to remember in this connection is that the supply of money affects the general level of prices--the cost of living. The Cost of Living Index and money supply are parallel."

The decisions of the Federal Reserve Board, or rather, the decisions which they are told to make by "parties unknown", affect the daily lives of every American by the effect of these decisions on prices. Raising the interest rate, or causing money to became "dearer" acts to limit the amount of money available in the market, as does the raising of reserve requirements by the Federal Reserve System. Selling bonds by the Open Market Committee also extinguishes and lowers the money supply. Buying government securities on the open market "creates" more money, as does lowering the interest rate and making money "cheaper". It is axiomatic that an increase in the money supply brings prosperity, and that a decrease in the money supply brings on a depression. Dramatic increases in the money which outstrip the supply of goods brings on inflation, "too much money chasing too few goods". A more esoteric aspect of the monetary system is "velocity of circulation", which sounds much more technical than it is. This is the speed at which money changes hands; if it is gold buried in the peasant’s garden, that is a slow velocity of circulation, caused by a lack of confidence in the economy or the nation. Very rapid velocity of circulation, such as the stock market boom of the late 1920s, means quick turnover, spending and investment of money, and its stems from confidence, or overconfidence, in the economy. With a high velocity of circulation, a smaller money supply circulates among as many people and goods as a larger money supply would circulate with a slower velocity of circulation. We mention this because the velocity of circulation, or confidence in the economy, also is greatly affected by the Federal Reserve actions. Milton Friedman comments in Newsweek, May 2, 1983, "The Federal Reserve’s major function is to determine the money supply. It has the power to increase or decrease the money supply at any rate it chooses."

This is an enormous power, because increasing the money supply can cause the re-election of an administration, while decreasing it can cause an administration to be defeated. Friedman goes on to criticize the Federal Reserve, "How is it that an institution which has so poor a record of performance nevertheless has so high a public reputation and even commands a considerable measure of credibility for its forecasts?"

All open market transactions, which affect the money supply, are conducted for a single System account by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the behalf of all the Federal Reserve Banks, and supervised by an officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The conferences at which decisions are made to buy or sell securities by the Open Market Committee remain closed to the public, and the deliberations also remain a mystery. On May 8, 1928, The New York Times reported that Adolph C. Miller, Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, testifying before the House Banking and Currency Committee, stated that open market purchases and rediscount rates were established through "conversations". At that time, the purchases on the open market amounted to seventy or eighty million dollars a day, and would be ten times that today. These are vast sums to be manipulated on the basis of mere "conversations", but that is as much information as we can obtain.

Because of these mysterious transactions which affect the life, liberty and happiness of every American citizen, there have been numerous proposals such as Senate Document No. 23, presented by Mr. Logan on January 24, 1939, that "The Government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of the consumers. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government’s greatest creative opportunity."

On March 21, 1960, Congressman Wright Patman used a simple illustration in the Congressional Record of how banks "create money".

"If I deposit $100 with my bank and the reserve requirements imposed by the Federal Reserve Bank are 20% then the bank can make a loan to John Doe of up to $80. Where does the $80 come from? It does not come out of my deposit of $100; on the contrary, the bank simply credits John Doe’s account with $80. The bank can acquire Government obligations by the same procedure, by simply creating deposits to the credit of the government. money creating is a power of the commercial banks . . . Since 1917 the Federal Reserve has given the private banks forty-six billion dollars of reserves."

How this is done is best revealed by Governor Eccles at Hearings before the House Committee on Banking and Currency on June 24, 1941:

ECCLES: "The banking system as a whole creates and extinguishes the deposits as they make loans and investments, whether they buy Government Bonds or whether they buy utility bonds or whether they make Farmer’s loans.

R. PATMAN: I am thoroughly in accord with what you say, Governor, but the fact remains that they created the money, did they not?

ECCLES: Well, the banks create money when they make loans and investments."

On September 30, 1941, before the same Committee, Governor Eccles was asked by Representative Patman:

"How did you get the money to buy those two billion dollars worth of Government securities in 1933?

ECCLES: We created it.

MR. PATMAN: Out of what?

ECCLES: Out of the right to issue credit money.

MR. PATMAN: And there is nothing behind it, is there, except our Government’s credit?

ECCLES: That is what our money system is. If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money."

On June 17, 1942, Governor Eccles was interrogated by Mr. Dewey.

ECCLES: "I mean the Federal Reserve, when it carries out an open market operation, that is, if it purchases Government securities in the open market, it puts new money into the hands of the banks which creates idle deposits.

DEWEY: There are no excess reserves to use for this purpose?

ECCLES: Whenever the Federal Reserve System buys Government securities in the open market, or buys them direct from the Treasury, either one, that is what it does.

DEWEY: What are you going to use to buy them with? You are going to create credit?

ECCLES: That is all we have ever done. That is the way the Federal Reserve System operates. The Federal Reserve System creates money. It is a bank of issue."

At the House Hearing of 1947, Mr. Kolburn asked Mr. Eccles:

"What do you mean by monetization of the public debt?

ECCLES: I mean the bank creating money by the purchase of Government securities. All is created by debt--either private or public debt.

FLETCHER: Chairman Eccles, when do you think there is a possibility of returning to a free and open market, instead of this pegged and artificially controlled financial market we now have?

ECCLES: Never. Not in your lifetime or mine.

techinvestor 66M
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10/20/2005 5:23 am

The Mother of all Federal Reserve Conspiracy Diatribes - part 5

Congressman Jerry Voorhis is quoted in U.S. News, August 31, 1959, as questioning Secretary of Treasury Anderson, "Do you mean that Banks, in buying Government securities, do not lend out their customers’ deposits? That they create the money they use to buy the securities? ANDERSON: That is correct. Banks are different from other lending institutions. When a savings association, an insurance company, or a credit union makes a loan, it lends the very dollar that its customers have previously paid in. But when a bank makes a loan, it simply adds to the borrower’s deposit account in the bank by the amount of the loan. The money is not taken from anyone. It is new money, recreated by the bank, for the use of the borrower."

Strangely enough, there has never been a court trial on the legality or Constitutionality of the Federal Reserve Act. Although it is on much the same shaky grounds as the National Recovery Act, or NRA, which was challenged in Schechter Poultry v. United States of America, 29 U.S. 495, 55 US 837.842 (1935), the NRA was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on the grounds that "Congress may not abdicate or transfer to others its legitimate functions. Congress cannot Constitutionally delegate its legislative authority to trade or industrial associations or groups so as to empower them to make laws."

Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution provides that "The Congress shall have power to borrow money on the credit of the United States . . . and to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures." According to the NRA decision, Congress cannot delegate this power to the Federal Reserve System, nor can it delegate its legislative authority to the Federal Reserve System to allow the System to fix the rate of bank reserves, the rediscount rate, or the volume of money. All of these are "legislated" by the Federal Reserve Board, meeting in legislative sessions to determine these matters and to issue "laws" or regulations fixing them.

The Second World War gave the big bankers who owned the Federal Reserve System a chance to unload on the country billions of dollars printed early in 1930, in the biggest counterfeiting operation in history, all legalized by Roosevelt’s government, of course. Henry Hazlitt writes in the January 4, 1943 issue of Newsweek Magazine:

"The money that began to appear in circulation a week ago, December 21, 1942, was really printing press money in the fullest sense of the term, that is, money which has no collateral of any kind behind it. The Federal Reserve statement that ‘The Board of Governors, after consultation with the Treasury Department, has authorized Federal Reserve Banks to utilize at this time the existing stocks of currency printed in the early thirties, known as ‘Federal Reserve Banknotes’. We repeat, these notes have absolutely no collateral of any kind behind them."

Governor Eccles also testified to some other interesting matters of the Federal Reserve and war finance at the Senate Hearings on the Office of Price Administration in 1944:

"The currency in circulation was increased from seven billion dollars in four years to twenty-one and a half billion. We are losing some considerable amounts of gold during the war period. As our exports have gone out, largely on a lend-lease basis, we have taken imports on which we have given dollar balances. These countries are now drawing off these dollar balances in the form of gold.

MR. SMITH: Governor Eccles, what is the objective that the foreign governments are after in this projected program whereby we would contribute gold to an international fund?

GOVERNOR ECCLES: I would like to discuss OPA, and leave the stabilization fund for a time when I am prepared to go into it.

MR. SMITH: Just a minute. I feel that this fund is very pertinent to what we are talking about today.

MR. FORD: I believe that the stabilization fund is entirely off the @OPA and consequently we ought to stick to the business at hand."

The Congressmen never did get to discuss the Stabilization Fund, another setup whereby we would give the impoverished countries of Europe back the gold which had been sent over here. In 1945, Henry Hazlitt, commenting in Newsweek of January 22, on Roosevelt’s annual budget message to Congress, quoted Roosevelt as saying:

"I shall later recommend legislation reducing the present high gold reserve requirements of the Federal Reserve Banks."

Hazlitt pointed out that the reserve requirement was not high, it was just what it had been for the past thirty years. Roosevelt’s purpose was to free more gold from the Federal Reserve System and make it available for the Stabilization Fund, later called the International Monetary Fund, part of the World Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the equivalent of the League Finance Committee which would have swallowed the financial sovereignty of the United States if the Senate had let us join it.

techinvestor 66M
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10/20/2005 5:25 am

The Mother of all Federal Reserve Conspiracy Diatribes - part 6

The direct line which leads from the participants in the Jekyll Island Conference of 1910 to the present day is illustrated by a passage from "A Primer on Money", Committee on Banking and Currency, U.S. House of Representatives, 88th Congress, 2d session, August 5, 1964, p. 75:

"The practical effect of requiring all purchases to be made through the open market is to take Money from the taxpayer and give it to the dealers. It forces the Government to pay a toll for borrowing Money. There are six ‘bank’ dealers: First National City Bank of New York; Chemical Crop. Exchange Bank, New York, Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., New York, Bankers Trust of New York, First National Bank of Chicago, and Continental Illinois Bank of Chicago."

Thus the banks which receive a "toll" on all Money borrowed by the Government of the United States are the same banks which planned the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. There is ample evidence demonstrating the present preeminence of the same banks which set up the Federal Reserve System in 1914. For instance, Warren Brookes writes on the editorial page of The Washington Post, June 6, 1983:

"Citicorp (National City Bank and First National Bank of New York, merged in 1955) just reecorded an 18.6% return on equity, J.P. Morgan, 17%, Chemical Bank and Bankers Trust, nearly 16%, an exceptional rate of return."

These are the banks which bought the first issue of Federal Reserve Bank stock in 1914, and which owned the controlling interest in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which sets the interest rate and is the bank for all open market operations.

These banks also profit steadily from the otherwise inexplicable fluctuations in monetary growth and interest rates. Brookes further comments on "actual monetary growth rates alternately gyrating from 0 to 17% in successive six month periods for three recession-wracked years. The two measures of Money growth most admired by Milton Friedman M2 and M3, have actually shown little change on a year to year basis in the 1972-82 period."

Thus we have Money growth rates gyrating from 0 to 17% but no actual year to year changes, which raises the question of why we cannot have stability of monetary growth throughout the year. The answer is that the big profits are made by these gyrations, and the next question is, who sets in motion these gyrations? The answer is "the London Connection".

To draw attention from the continued control of the bankers and their heirs, who obtained the government monopoly of the nation’s Money and credit in 1913, the paid propagandists of the controlled media monopoly and academia are constantly trotting forth new and more exotic theories of economics. Thus James Burnham, one of the National Review propagandists, won fame with a ridiculous theory of "the managers". He postulated that the old arbiters of wealth, the J.P. Morgans, the Warburgs and the Rothschilds had, by 1950, disappeared from the scene, being replaced by a new class of "managers". This theory, which had no foundation in fact, served to obscure the fact that the same people still controlled the monetary system of the world. The "managers" were just that, executives like Volcker who were front men, paid employees who would continue to receive their paychecks only as long as they carried out their employers’ instructions. Burnham remains a well-paid propagandist at the National Review, which many prominent leaders, including President Reagan, believe to be a "conservative" publication.

From 1914 to 1982, a period in which many thousands of American banks went bankrupt, the original purchasers of Federal Reserve Bank stock have not only survived but they have consolidated their power. And what of "the London Connection"? Does it still exist, and is it still dictating the economic destiny of the United States? The Washington Post, May 19, 1983, carried a story datelined Nairobi, Kenya, noting the meeting of the African Development Bank. "The British merchant bank, Morgan Grenfell and a syndicate of the United States, Kuhn Loeb, Lehman Brothers International, the French Lazard Freres and Britain’s Warburg are discreetly acting as financial advisors to about ten debt-plagued African states."

There are the same names we encountered in 1914, still managing the finances of the world, with profits for themselves but with disastrous results for everyone else. Perhaps we can look for relief to the present Administration of President Reagan. Unfortunately, before reaching him we have to run the gamut of the long list of his principal staff, composed of men from J. Henry Schroder, Brown Brothers Harriman, and other leading components of "The London Connection".

Lopez Portillo, President of Mexico, in addressing the Mexican National Congress of Mexico in September, 1982, called the world credit boom of the past decade a financial pestilence akin to the Black Death which swept Europe in the fourteenth century. "As in mediaeval times, it flattens country after country. It is transmitted by rats and it yields unemployment and misery, industrial bankruptcy and enrichment by speculation. The remedy prescribed by faith healers is forced inactivity and depriving the patient of food."

Forbes Magazine stated October 11, 1982, "The world gasps for liquidity, not because the supply of Money has contracted but because too much of it now goes to pay off old debts rather than fund new productive investments."

The policy of high interest rates and tight Money has been disastrous for the United States. In early 1983, a slight easing of Money and credit promises some relief, but as long as the Federal Reserve system and its unseen manipulators continue their control of the Money supply, we can expect more problems. The Nation on December 11, 1982, in commenting on economic problems, stated, "The blame for all this lies at the door of the Federal Reserve System working as usual on behalf of the international banking system."

The evidence of how the Federal Reserve System works on behalf of the international banking system is graphically illustrated by a series of charts drawn up by the staff of the Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing of the House of Representatives, 94th Congress, 2d session, August, 1976, "FEDERAL RESERVE DIRECTORS: A STUDY OF CORPORATE AND BANKING INFLUENCE".* We present as our Chart V page 49 of this study, showing the interlocking directorates of David Rockefeller. As our Chart VI we reproduce page 55 of this study, showing the interlocking directorates of Frank R. Milliken, one of the Class C Directors** of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In this chart are all the main personages in our story of the Jekyll Island conference: Citibank, J.P. Morgan and Company, Kuhn Loeb and Company, and many related firms. As Chart VII we reproduce page 53 of this study, showing the interlocking directorates of another Class C Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Alan Pifer. As President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, he interlocks with J. Henry Schroder Trust Company, J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation, Rockefeller Center, Inc., Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Equitable Life Assurance Society (J.P. Morgan), and others. Thus an August, 1976 study from the House Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing, brings before us all of our main cast of personages, functioning today just as they did in 1914.

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 5:28 am


Then again, perhaps not...

Perhaps it is the fear that I will take up vodka like this unfortunate blog writer:

Man Dies After Winning Vodka-Drinking Contest

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A vodka-drinking competition in a southern Russian town ended in tragedy with the winner dead and several runners-up in intensive care.

"The competition lasted 30, perhaps 40 minutes and the winner downed three half-liter bottles. He was taken home by taxi but died within 20 minutes," said Roman Popov, a prosecutor pursuing the case in the town of Volgodonsk.

"Five contestants ended up in intensive care. Those not in hospital turned up the next day, ostensibly for another drink."

Popov said the director of the shop organizing this month's contest had been charged with manslaughter. He had offered 10 liters of vodka to the competitor drinking the most in the shortest time.

Russians drink the equivalent of 15 liters of pure alcohol per head annually, one of the highest rates in the world. Some experts estimate one in seven Russians is an alcoholic.

11/19/03 09:35

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 5:38 am


To paraphrase a quote of the British philosopher Bertrand Russell, "The trouble is that the really stupid people are cocksure and the intelligent people uncertain."

Perhaps I prefer to believe that:

"Wise men don't need advice, and fools won't take it."
Benjamin Franklin

Then again, perhaps I'm too busy judging the judges:

Judge suspected of masturbating in court
Lawyer: Judge denies charges

Thursday, June 24, 2004 Posted: 4:37 PM EDT (2037 GMT)
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) -- Oklahoma's attorney general wants a state judge removed on suspicion he frequently masturbated and used a device for enhancing erections while his court was in session, a spokesman for the office said Thursday.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson filed a petition Wednesday with state judicial authorities seeking the removal of Sapulpa District Judge Donald Thompson, 57, for "conduct constituting an offense involving moral turpitude in violation of the Oklahoma Constitution," Edmondson's spokesman said Thursday.

The judge flatly denies the charges made in the petition, his lawyer, Clark Brewster, said Thursday. He said the judge received a penis pump for his 50th birthday as a gag gift, which became a source of a running joke in the courthouse.

"The allegations are bizarre and preposterous," Brewster said. "Recently, some members of local law enforcement that are upset with a number of his rulings, used this situation to embarrass and attack him."

The judge, who was first elected to the bench more than 20 years ago in the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, is based about 80 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

In the petition, the attorney general charged Thompson used a penis pump, a device billed as providing sexual pleasure and promising better erections and larger penis size, during trials and exposed himself to a court reporter several times while masturbating on the bench.

"On one occasion, Ms. (Lisa) Foster (Thompson's court reporter for 15 years), saw Judge Thompson holding his penis up and shaving underneath it with a disposable razor while on the bench," the petition reads.

Several witnesses, including jurors in Thompson's court and police officers called to testify in trials, said in the petition they heard the "swooshing" sound of a penis pump during trials and saw the judge slumped in his chair, with his elbows on his knees, working the device. The witnesses said the pump sounded like a blood pressure cuff being pumped up.

According to the petition, Thompson admitted he had a penis pump under the bench during a murder trial but he told investigators it was a gag gift from a friend.

The petition also charges Thompson with firing his former court reporter after she cooperated with investigators.

techinvestor 66M
31 posts
10/20/2005 5:47 am


Perhaps all you bloggers have so much wonderful, enlightening, brilliant information that the mere blogless like myself are speachless.
Then again, maybe it is that I debate such trivial questions as whether Mohammed was a prophet or terrorist...

Mohammed, Prophet or Terrorist? - part 1

Just what do the adherents of Muslim, began by Mohammed, a merchant from Mecca who started a new religion called Islam--and is now practiced by the Muslim community--really believe? (Please note my references to the Koran (Qur'an) and my Sources page)

Mohammed was in fact a terrorist, criminal and murderer whose entire life was based on victimizing innocents and indulging in mindless violence, carnage and massacre. He was a man who destroyed peace wherever he went, and in its place brought terror, carnage and death. In this day and age we would even consider Mohammed a pedophile. Even "Sahih Al-Bukhari" says Mohammed was married to a 6 year old Jewish girl, while he was 51, and he slept with his 11 wives in one night. Safiyah, the 6 year old Jewish girl whose family members were slaughtered by Mohammed, was made to undergo this legalized on the day her family was killed. In the first year of Mohammed's residence at Yathrib (now Medina) the "Prophet" who never prophesized, celebrated his marriage to Ayisha. Ayisha was then only a young girl (jariyah) of 9-years old per both Abu Dawud and Tabari.

When Mohammed, then a merchant in Mecca, first started screaming from the rooftops that he alone had the divine word of God, the people of Mecca ignored him. However, when he started insulting and defaming the religion of the peace loving Meccans, they couldn't take it anymore and tried persuading him to stop. Mohammed the coward was too scared of the growing hostility against him and instead of calling upon his Allah to strike down the Meccans, he crept out one night and fled for his life.

Ever since that incident, Mohammed was determined to take revenge on the Meccans. He escaped to Medina, which had a sizeable Jewish population, and started plotting his revenge with a small gang of criminals. This was the beginning of Mohammed's trail of violence, hatred and bloodshed that would soon destroy the once flourishing culture of Arabia. The story has been documented in detail by his biographers, - surprise raids on trade caravans and tribal settlements, the use of plunder thus obtained for recruiting an ever growing army of greedy desperados, assassinations of opponents, blackmail, expulsion and massacre of the Jews of Medina, attack and enslavement of the Jews of Khayber, of women and children, sale of these victims after , trickery, treachery and bribery employed to their fullest extent to grow the numbers of his religion Islam which ironically was supposed to mean 'Peace'! He organized no less than 86 expeditions, 26 of which he led himself.

The motives of the converts to Islam was never in any doubt. As David S. Margoliouth states in his book "Mohammed and the Rise of Islam":

'Of any moralizing or demoralizing effect that Muhammad's teaching had upon his followers we cannot say with precision. When he was at the head of the Robber community, it is probable that the demoralizing influence began to be felt; it was then that men who had never broken an oath learnt that they might evade their obligations, and that men to whom the blood of their clan had been as their own, began to shed it with impunity in the 'cause of god'. And that lying and treachery in the cause of Islam received divine approval. It was then too that Moslems became distinguished by the obscenity of their language. It was then too, that the coveting of goods and wives possessed by Non-Muslims was avowed without discouragement from the Prophet....'

The details of all his criminal onslaughts in the form of battles and assassinations are chronicled in this article in a chronological manner. One should note that every time the 'Apostle of Peace' committed one of his criminal onslaughts, he always justified the crimes by quickly claiming a 'divine revelation' which conveniently removed the blame from his bloodied hands. These convenient Suras are detailed immediately below the description of the incident.

1) Massacre of unarmed merchants during sacred month
Date: Late January(Rejeb), 623 A.D.
Place: Nakhla

Victims: 4 Merchants from Quraysh tribe of Mecca, the Tribe to which Mohammed himself belonged.

Four UNARMED merchants were traveling to Mecca to sell their goods consisting of raisins, honey and animal skins. It was the holy month of Rejeb which was considered sacred for trade in Arabia. It was a point of honor that any form of warfare or violence was strictly forbidden in this month. Mohammed's gang attacked the helpless men from behind and stabbed two of them to death. They plundered all the goods as booty and Mohammed got one fifths of the share.

This shows the utter lack of morals or scruples on Mohammed's part. The Prophet of Islam did not possess a shred of pity or kindness, or the slightest sense of justice. He cold-bloodedly murdered two innocent people who had never done him any harm and did not even know him! All this was done in a month that the Prophet himself declared was a sacred month in which no warfare should take place. Mohammed was obviously motivated by nothing but hatred and greed.

Conveniently divine revelations came down from Allah that absolved him of all the guilt.

Koran (Qu'ran) 2:216
"Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, you knew not."

Here Mohammed is completely removing all blame from himself, for having started the fighting. The most insidious and devilish implication of this verse is that Allah is completely justifying Mohammed's murder of the innocent Meccans. Over and above this Mohammed is conveniently implying that warfare is hateful to him, but he participated in it because it was ordained by Allah! What sacrifices the 'Apostle of Peace' had to make!

Koran (Qu'ran) 2:217
"They question you (O Mohammed) with regard to warfare in the sacred month. Say: Warfare therein is a great transgression but to turn men from the way of Allah and to disbelieve in Him and the inviolable place of worship and to expel its people thence is a greater transgression, for persecution is worse than killing"

Here Allah is clearly saying that to kill or create warfare in the sacred month of Rejeb is a very grave offence, but to justify his own violation of Allah's rules, Mohammed comes up with the idea that since the people killed were unbelievers, it was perfectly okay! The reason given for the horrific murder of the innocent Meccans, is the fact that they did not believe in Mohammed's version of God. How much more tolerant and kind could the "Great Prophet" be!

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10/20/2005 5:52 am

Mohammed, Prophet or Terrorist? - part 2

2) Slaughter of Meccans who came to defend their caravans

Date: March (Ramadan) 17, 623 A.D

Place: The well of Badr

Victims: 70 merchants from Quraysh Tribe of Mecca, The Quraysh army which came to defend them.

The merchandise being carried by this caravan was worth more than 50,000 Gold Dinars. Mohammed ganged up all the criminals of Medina and set out to raid the caravan with 300 men. The Meccans got word of the raid and sent out an army to protect the caravan. Throughout the entire battle Mohammad cowered in a hut which his men made for him. There he cried and prayed with feverish anxiety. At one point he came out of the hut and threw pebbles in the enemy's direction, screaming 'Let evil look on your faces!' and 'By him who holds my soul in his hands, anyone who fights for me today will go to paradise!' The Muslims killed over two hundred and took seventy prisoners. All seventy of the prisoners were ransomed, and any prisoner who did not fetch a ransom had his head chopped off.

Mohammed was gratified at the sight of his murdered victims. After the battle, he sent his followers to look for the corpse of Abu Jahal, one of the Meccans who had criticized him openly. When his corpse was found they cut off the head and threw it down at Mohammed's feet. The 'Apostle of peace' cried out in delirious joy, 'Rejoice! Here lies the head of the enemy of Allah! Praise Allah, for there is no other but he!' The Prophet then ordered a great pit to be dug for the bodies of the innocents to be dumped. The Muslims then proceeded to hack the corpses limbs into pieces. As the bloodied mass of bodies was being thrown into the pit, a feverishly excited Mohammed screamed, ' O People of the Pit, have you found that what Allah threatened is true now? For I have found that what my Lord promised was true! Rejoice All Muslims!'. One of the prisoners taken was the defiant Al Nadr Ibn al Harith, who had earlier taken Mohammed's challenge of telling better stories than him. Mohammed ordered Ali to strike off Nadr's head in his presence, so he could watch and exult in the pleasure of beheading the man who had insulted him. Another prisoner Uqba ibn Abi Muait was decapitated in front of the Prophet. Before being killed the prisoner cried out pitifully 'O Prophet, who will look after my children if I should die?' The 'Great Prophet of the Religion of Peace' coldly spat out 'Hellfire', as the blade came down and spattered his clothes with Uqba's blood.

This time Mohammed needed a revelation that would not only absolve him of all the guilt for murdering so many innocent people, but also give him the 'divine' right to get a huge share of the plundered booty. Quite a few revelations magically appeared after the battle of Badr.

Koran (Qu'ran) 8:65
"O Prophet exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you 20 steadfast, they will overcome 200 and if there be of you a 100, they shall overcome a 1000, because the disbelievers are a folk without intelligence."

This Sura clearly exposes Islam to be a religion that not only encourages violence but actually makes it a sacred duty for Muslims to kill anyone who does not believe in the Muslim version of religion. Not only is the 'All forgiving Allah' exhorting his followers to kill anyone who is not Muslim, but he is also saying that all non-Muslims are so stupid that they will be unable to defend themselves and therefore deserve death!

Koran (Qu'ran) 8:67-68
"It is not for any Prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. You desire the lure of this world and Allah desires for you the hereafter and Allah is Mighty, Wise.. Now enjoy what you have won as lawful and good and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is forgiving, merciful."

This verse is in reference to the prisoners that Mohammed held for ransom after the battle. Allah the 'Merciful' is saying that they should all have been killed! In addition, Allah is conveniently commenting that whatever loot Mohammed has plundered is 'lawful and good' because it was done in service to Allah. So murder, , plunder and destruction are all perfectly fine with Allah as long as they are done in the name of Islam! Mohammed is also insidiously making himself seem very kind for having spared the lives of the prisoners, when in fact he only let them live so he could get more money from the Ransom for them. In today's world this is called 'Terrorism' of the worst kind.

3) Assassination of poets who criticized Mohammed's murderous ways

Date: Late March-April, 623 A.D

Place: Medina (aka: Medinah)

Victims: Two of the most famous poets of Medina, who had the courage to criticize the murderous actions of Mohammed and his gang....

After the battle of Badr, the people of Medina were horrified that they had given refuge to such a blatant criminal and his followers in their city. Many began protesting the presence of such violent and murderous people in their city. In a free society like Pre-Islamic Arabia, the poets acted as society's conscience and were free to criticize, satirize and examine the actions of people. The two most famous poets of this kind were Abu 'Afak; an extremely old and respected poet and Asma bint Marwan; a young mother with the gift of superb verse.

Muhammad was enraged at their criticism. When he heard the verses composed by Asma Bint Marwan he was infuriated and screamed aloud, 'Will no one rid me of this daughter of Marwan!' That very night a gang of Muslims set out to do the dirty deed. They broke into the poets' house. She was lying in in her bedroom suckling her newborn child, while her other small children slept nearby. The Muslims tore the newborn infant off her breast and hacked it to pieces before her very eyes. They then made her watch the murder of all four of her children, before and then stabbing her repeatedly to death. After the murder when the Muslims went to inform the Prophet, he said 'You have done a service to Allah and his Messenger, her life was not worth even two goats.

A month later the distinguished and highly respected Abu Afak, who was over a hundred years old and renowned for his sense of fairness, was killed brutally in the same manner as he slept. Once again the "Prophet" had commented that morning 'Who will avenge me on this scoundrel!'

This shows us exactly how much the tolerant and peace loving Prophet respected life. Muslims claim that Mohammed was extremely gentle and loved children. Indeed the horrifying way he had Asma Bint Marwan's five infants slaughtered certainly attests to this 'loving' side of the "Prophet".

4) The Siege of the Banu Qaynuqa

Date: April, 623 A.D

Place: Medinah

Victims: The Jewish Tribe of Banu Qaynuqa

In order to get full control of Medinah, Mohammed needed to get rid of all his opponents. The strongest of these opponents was Abdallah Ibn Ubayy, a powerful chief who was allied with the Jewish Tribe of Banu Qaynuqa. This tribe was also the weakest, because they were made up of craftsmen, in particular goldsmiths. By attacking them, Mohammed knew he could plunder a huge amount of wealth and weaken Ibn Ubayy. Mohammed needed an excuse to attack them so he made a girl married to one of his followers, pretend that she had been teased by the Jews. The Muslims blockaded the fort of the Banu Qaynuqa for fifteen days until the starving Jews surrendered. Immediately, the Prophet was ready to kill them all, but Ibn Ubayy seized hold of Mohammed and protested. Mohammed's face became black with rage as he shouted 'Let go of me', but Ibn Ubayy was adamant and shouted back 'No, by God, I will not let you go until you deal kindly with my allies. 400 men without armor and 300 with, who have always supported me against enemies. And you want to slay them all in one morning! By God, If I were in your place I would fear a reversal of fortune'.

At this threat, the cowardly Mohammed turned pale, as he realized that all the people of Medinah were against him. He hit Ibn Ubayy on the face and ordered that the Jews be kicked out of their own homes. All their property was seized and looted, many of the prettiest women were taken as prisoners to become sex-slaves. Mohammed kept one-fifths of the enormous booty for himself. This is the way he repaid the kindness of the Jews of Medina, who had given him shelter and a refuge, when Mohammed had run away from Mecca in fear.

The revelations in the Eighth Sura of the Koran were clearly in reference to the Banu Qaynuqa and anyone who opposed the Muslims.

Koran (Qu'ran) 8:55-57

'Lo, the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the ungrateful who will not believe.'
'Those of them with whom you made a treaty and then at every opportunity they break their treaty and they keep not duty to Allah, If you come on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, so that they may

Here Mohammed's acts of planned terrorism against the Jewish Tribe is justified by Allah, because according to the 'Merciful' Allah, Non-Muslims are the worst of BEASTS! So it is perfectly all right to murder, , torture and pillage the non-believers! Not only that but Allah is advising Mohammed and the Muslims that when anyone protests against the injustices committed by Muslims, the Muslims should make sure and deal with them with such violence, that it will strike fear among anyone who may think of supporting dissent. This proves that the Koran is nothing but a political manual for controlling people with terror. Not even the fascist armies of Hitler engineered such devilish ideas.

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10/20/2005 5:55 am

Mohammed, Prophet or Terrorist? - part 3

The four examples just cited are just a few of the incidents that demonstrate the intolerant and merciless nature of the inhuman acts committed by Mohammed and the Muslims.

It was Mohammed that started the fighting by attacking the Meccan caravans during a time that attacks were traditional forgone between enemies in that area.

Islam works in much the same way as communism, which is by subversive means. As Islam was introduced to the native Indonesians, the people found the religion was very adaptable to their animism and pagan beliefs. Islam did not really change the beliefs but absorbed it instead, since it did not bring something that was dramatically different than indigenous pagan beliefs.

For example, the beliefs in jinns (spirits and ghosts) and all the superstitious practices such as charms, amulets, susuk, mantras (using arabic language - no one really knows whether it is a koranic verse or not), witch doctors or shamans (dukun), and many others which are still widely practiced by the Indonesian Muslims.

On the other hand, Christianity would try to eradicate these practices, and because of this, the people were more receptive to Islam, except in some parts of Indonesia.

Muslims call this a "Jin". This was reportedly seen near the Cave where Mohammed is believed to have received the Qu'ran's first 5 verses. Reportedly, this was only revealed after the film was processed.

This is said to have been taken near the Hira Cave, Medinah, Saudia Arabia during Haj. Of note, according to Muslims, this is the same cave where the Qu'ran (5 verses of the Surah Al-Alaque were revealed to him) began to be revealed to Mohammed. The Cave is situated on mount Al-Noor on way to Mina near Makkah and its peak is visible from a great distance. Islamic sources give this credibility here. Many Islamic scholars term it the "unbelievable miracle". Most Christian-Jewish scholars call it the "Unholy miracle".

The LIE!

What was in the Cave with Mohammed?

Mohammed himself was convinced that the "revelations" he received in this Hira Cave were evil and from Satan. It was Mohammed's wife that convinced Mohammed that what he received in the cave was from God. This lie has been the cause that has led billions of Muslim souls into a religion with no hope of redemption - because they reject the only way to redemption that God promised - to those who believe what God did through His son Jesus (Yeshua) on a cross in Jerusalem. Muslims have no hope of being saved - because nowhere in the Qu'ran does Allah offer redemption. Mohammed himself was unsure if he would ever be allowed into Heaven.

Islam allows no freedom and. is actually cruel towards women. This alone should make them realize that it is Satan behind Islam who wishes to enslave Muslims to turn them away from the truth. Look everywhere in the Muslim Qu'ran and you will not find one attribute of love by Allah.

Then, after Islam gained stronger influence, the maulanas did use military forces to attack the Hindu and the Buddhist kingdoms in their objective to Islamize the regions, just like they did anywhere else in the world.

I simply am citing well know facts about the Koran, the Hadiths, the pre-Islamic history of Mecca, and what is claimed by the Muslims themselves to be known concerning the life and activities of the Prophet Mohammed.

When Muslims state that 'there is no God but Allah' and 'Mohammed is the final Prophet', they are insulting every other religion.

India, and many other countries around the world, were , pillaged, and plundered by Islam. And today it is the Islamic nations which threaten world peace.

Muslims do not hesitate to criticize 'non-believers', but then become very upset when non-believers criticize Islam. The book points out that religious freedom and freedom of speech is a two-edged sword which cuts both ways. The American freedom of speech (to criticize) and freedom of religion are deeply cherished and exercised by Americans, but such concepts of freedom are unknown and incomprehensible in Islamic societies.

Jihad (Holy War) & Islamic Martyrs

And what reward does Paradise bring to the jihad martyr? He is promised a palace of pearls in which are 70 mansions; inside each mansion are 70 houses and in each house a bed on which are 70 sheets and on each sheet a beautiful virgin. He is assured that he will have the appetite and strength of 100 men for food and sex.

This is the fantastic dream that is fed to Muslim boys from earliest childhood. Satan promised Jesus things similar to these and more, when he tempted Jesus in the desert.

To a Christian and any other true son or daughter of the true God, these things the Muslim hopes for are loathsome. To a woman it has to be a hell... It sounds more like an orgy than true communion of enlightened spirits....

This motivation alone gives the reckless courage and determination to train and execute terrorist deeds in which they sacrifice their lives in bringing death and destruction to "the enemies of Allah."

The courage comes solely from a unique doctrine of Islam. Abu-Bakr, the first Caliph to succeed Mohammed (and one of the few to whom Mohammed promised Paradise without martyrdom), declared that even if he had one foot in Paradise he could not trust Allah to let him in. The only sure way in Islam of achieving Paradise is to sacrifice one's life in jihad. Yes, suicide is forbidden as self-murder. But to sacrifice one's life in killing infidels carries the highest reward.

The American people, a people of good will naturally recoil from attaching blame to a major world religion itself, we can no longer afford such sentimentality. No longer dare we allow Islam to escape its undeniable responsibility.

Yet former President Bush and his son both called Islam a peace-loving religion. The devastating acts of war by Islamic terrorists against the United States were greeted by naive statements from well-intentioned government leaders to the effect that we must distinguish between terrorism perpetrated by extremist groups and Islam itself which is peaceful. Yet there are more than 100 verses in the Qur'an advocating the use of violence to spread Islam.

In the Qur'an, Allah commands Muslims, "Take not the Jews and Christians as friends....Slay the idolaters [non-Muslims] wherever ye find them.... Fight against believe not in Allah..." (Surah 5:51; 9:5,29,41, etc..).

The Koran itself warns Muslims, “Do not take Jews or Christians as your friends.” During the Arab conquests, Jews and Christians alike were massacred, and synagogues and churches destroyed. A Muslim phrase often quoted in the middle east region is: “On Saturday we kill the Jews and on Sunday we kill the Christians!”

In Islam, the world is divided between the believers and the infidels, between Dar al Islam (“the world of Islam” and Dar al Harb (“the world of war”. All non-Muslims are included in the world of war, and thus, can be forced to accept Islam through Jihad, Holy War.

This theology enables us to understand the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and should warn the Christian West about what power lies behind the attempts to divide the Land of Israel. This does not mean that Muslims are evil; but Christians should be aware that they are under a deceiving, evil influence and power – that of Islam. Therefore, Islam as a power must be resisted.

At the same time, we must realize that millions of people – made in the image of God – are held in bondage to this evil, dark power. As Christians, we should pray that God will release them from Islam, and bring them to the knowledge of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Though most Muslims would shrink from obeying such commands, this is official Islam and it cannot change without admitting that Muhammad was a false prophet and murderer.

The world has sided with Islam in its false claim to the land of Israel, which is now inaccurately called Palestine. This promised land, given to Israel by the God of the Bible, has been occupied by Jews continuously for the last 3,000 years, and they are the only people to have done so. In recognition of that undeniable historic fact, all of "Palestine" was to be given to the Jews for a national homeland by a 1917 ruling of the League of Nations. But steadily the Jews were betrayed by Britain's administration of this mandate (and the demise of the British Empire can be dated from that betrayal); the land was parceled out to Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, etc. Israel is now accused of "occupying" land which actually has been theirs for 3,000 years. The come-lately "Palestinians" are sustained by the world in the lie that they are the original owners of this land. As a result, terrorism is perpetrated not only against Israel but now in this latest act against the United States to apply pressure to force Israel out of its rightful land and to spread Islam around the world.

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10/20/2005 5:58 am

Mohammed, Prophet or Terrorist? - part 4

Islamic Qu'ran (Koran) itself declares that Israel belongs to the Jews. Muslims state that Jews have no right to live in the Holy land. Yet the Muslim "Bible", the Koran says; "And Musa (Moses) said to his people (Israel): O my people! remember the favor of Allah upon you when He raised prophets among you and made you kings and gave you what He had not given to any other among the nations. O my people! enter the holy land which Allah has prescribed for you and turn not your backs for then you will turn back losers." Surah 5:20-21 Looks like Mohammed learned something from his Jewish & Christian wives...

During the 6th year of Hijra there were as many as 17 expeditions. These ended in capture of herds, flocks and whatever they could steal. All served to spread the terror of Muhammad's name.

The Battle with the Quraiza Jews - Poisoning of Mohammed:

Mohammed marched with 3,000 followers against 2,000 Quraiza Jews, shortly after the siege of Medina ended. The Jews were attacked and they soon surrendered. A wounded chief named Sa'd was asked by Mohammed to decide the fate of the captives. His response was that the men should be put to death, the women and children sold into slavery, and the booty be divided among the Islamic army. A shrill of horror ran through the assembled captives. Mohammed then said; "Truly, the judgment of Sa'd is the judgment of the Lord, pronounced on high from above the seventh heaven".

The Muslims dug trenches across from the marketplace, and in the morning Mohammed commanded that the male captives be brought out 5-6 at a time. The Jews were made to sit down at the top of the trenches. Next, the Muslims beheaded them and tossed their bodies into the trench. This sickening butchery by the "Prophet of God" lasted all day. It continued into the night by torchlight.

A Jewess named Zainab who lost her husband, father and brother to this Islamic butchery planned revenge. She cooked a goat and laced it with poison. This goat meat was served to Mohammed for his evening meal. Taking for himself his favorite piece (the shoulder) Mohammed next distributed portions to Abu Bakr and his other friends. Mohammad spat out the first piece and screamed "Hold", "this shoulder has been poisoned". One of Mohammed's friend who had swallowed part of the meat soon died. Mohammed himself was seized by excruciating pains. Defending herself, the Jewess Zainab said:

"Thou has inflicted grievous injuries on my people, and slain, as thou seest, my husband and my father. Therefore, said I within myself, If he be a prophet he will reject the gift, knowing that it is poisoned; but if only a pretender we shall be rid of our troubles."

Of interest is this emphatic declaration in Surat al-An'am (Cattle) 6:34

"...there is none That can alter the Words (And Decrees) of Allah."

So is the Allah of Islam fickle? Mohammed told his early followers that the Qiblah, the physical direction of the prayers, should be toward Ka'bah. But then Mohammed migrated to Medina and he changed this direction toward Jerusalem. This was to please the predominant Jewish population. 17 months later, Allah changed his mind the 3rd time when he commanded Mohammed to look toward Mecca and not toward Jerusalem. Many contradictions like this are in the Muslim Qu'ran (Koran).

Mohammed dies June 8, 632 A.D. in Medina

In the third month of the eleventh year of Hijra, Mohammad fell sick and layed in the house of his wife Ayisha in Medina. The recent death of his infant son, Ibrahim weighed his spirits down, and the poison he had consumed at Khaibar still bothered him.

A little after midday of 8 June, 632, Mohammed stretched himself gently and was no more. Later in the night his followers dug his grave on the same spot where he breathed his last. They spread his red mantle on the bottom of the grave, and his body was lowered into it. The grave was made level with the floor. Mohammed's tomb is now close to the mosque of Medina. Six mosques have stood on the same site as the present one.

The "Prophet of Peace" who the Qu'ran (Koran) commanded to fight 26 battles, and who planned no less than 86 expeditions was no more. He gave no prophecies and performed no miracles.

Is Islam a Threat, or Good for America?

In June 1991, Siraj Wahaj, a Black convert to Islam, and a recipient of the American Muslim Communities highest honors, delivered the daily prayer at the U.S. House of Representatives. Using the Koran, Siraj prayed that the "Almighty" would guide American leaders, "and grant them righteousness and wisdom".

Over a year later, this same Siraj Wahaj addressed an audience of Muslims in New Jersey by saying; If only Muslims were more clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its Constitutional Government with a caliphate. Quoting this Muslim; "If we were united and strong, we'd elect our own leader and give allegiance to him.... take my word .... if the 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us."

Of note: This Siraj Wahaj is the same Muslim leader who served as a "character witness" for the blind Sheikh Rahmen, who was on trial in 1995, and who was later found guilty of Conspiracy to overthrow the Government of the United States.

Who is Allah?

When Mohammed was born in Mecca, each Arab tribe in Mecca had their own deity. There was a large black meteor found in the desert which many Arabs believed was sent to them by astral deities. This rock was placed in the southeast corner of the cube-shaped structure in Mecca. The arabs knew this rock as the Ka/ba, which means stone. At this time before Islam, this stone was part of the shrine to worship of a chief male god (among 350 other gods) who was known as Hubal. The black meteor stone was said to symbolize a nature god known as al-Hajar al-Aswad. Hubal was an oracular deity whose stature--in human form and made of red carneol--stood in the Ka'ba until Mohammed destroyed it.

The Qurash (aka: Quraish) tribe which Mohammed belonged to was in charge of idol worship at the Ka'ba Shrine. The cheif god of Mohammed's tribe was one of the three sister goddesses called al-Uzza, the youngest of the three daughters of the pre-Islamic Allah and the patron goddess of Mecca. Her name means "the mighty one". The other two were named "al-Lat" and "al-Manat". It was only by chance that a fortune teller counseled Mohammed's grandfather against sacrificing Mohammed's father to this al-Uzza pagen deity. The head of these pagan deties was "Al-llah". "Al-llah" in Mohammed's time before Islam referred to a vague moon god and it is documented that Mohammed believed that al-Uzza was a daughter of this "al-llah".

The Qurash tribe's Allah corresponded to the god Bel, which is another name of the Assyrio-Babylonian gods En-lil and Marduk. It has the same meaning as Baal. The Arabic today translates the word Allah as "God". Mohammed's father's name was "Abd-Allah" (or slave of Allah). When Mohammed says there is only one god--Allah--now you have an idea what his background/thinking was.

Islam would have Christians and Jews believe that this Allah who insists on world domination and death to non-believers--and who is the same god who offers Muslim terrorist martyrs hedonistic sex with virgins in heaven--is the same Christian and Jewish "holy God of the Book". Christians and Jews think that this is blasphemy. This satanically-inspired religion has also managed to enslave women, which the true God would never be part of. Beyond the mandatory wearing of head veils, in the Islamic religion, if the husband wants to have sex with his wife he can, even by force--where in the west, and in Christian and Jewish tradition, is considered cruelty and . Under Egyptian law, Muslims are not allowed to change their religious identities to any other faith, although Christians are free to convert officially to Islam.

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10/20/2005 6:07 am

Mohammed, Prophet or Terrorist? - part 5

In the Koran there is listed 99 attributes of Allah. But not one single mention of Allah loving mankind is anywhere in the Koran. Weigh all this evidence carefully - because your entire salvation and where you spend eternity depends on you getting this right. You will find that Allah is a false god. Allah is the same old tribal pagan god of pre-islamic arabs. Mohammed simply elevated Allah to a deity position to motivate his troops for plunder, , and murdering. It provided Mohammed the "authority" he needed for him to live his own "good life"; just as it continues to provide a "good life" for the arab kings, imans and teachers of Islam today.

In Muhammad's time, women's roles were notably inferior to men's. One of the most difficult verses reads: "Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them" (Surah 4:34).

In matters of inheritance, women are to receive half of what men receive (Surah 4:11). Men are the "managers" of women (Surah 4:35) and can "come unto [their] tillage as they wish" (sexually) (Surah 2:223); can divorce their wives by stating "I divorce you" three times (2:229-230); and may take more than one wife (4:29).

Mohammed claimed the angel Gabriel transmitted the entire Koran to him from Allah while he was living in the Hira Cave. At first Muhammad feared he had been overtaken by a "Jinn", a troubling spirit (see picture below). But Muhammad's wife Khadijah encouraged him that his visions were indeed from God and that he had been chosen as his special messenger.

When Mohammed began to preach his new religion in 610 A.D. the leaders of Mecca were strongly opposed. In 622 A.D. Mohammed was approached by the elders from a town located some 250 miles north of Mecca who asked Mohammed to be their ruler. Mohammed accepted on the conditions that they would also accept him as a prophet and that he could bring his followers. The exodus to this town, later known as Medina is known by Muslims as the "hijra". The Meccans attacked the Medinans several times, but the Medinans always managed to drive them off. In 630 A.D. the Meccans were defeated by Mohammed's forces, and the Muslims returned to Mecca and cleanse the "kaba" of all its idols. Mohammed continued to rule Medina, where he died in 632 A.D.

Muslims should be reminded of Mohammed's own humanity, fickleness and unworthiness. Mohammed was extremely close to Jews in the beginning of his campaigns of , plunder, and murder. In those days, Mohammed realized he could only capture Mecca and Medina with Jewish help. Hoping to garner Jewish support for those military campaigns, Mohammed had yet another vision that his Allah wanted Muslims to do their praying facing the then Christian city of Jerusalem. Mohammed stopped this practice when he realized there was no hope that the Jews would join Islam. Henceforth Mohammed and his Allah stopped the practice of facing Jerusalem and ordered all prayers to henceforth be said while facing in the direction of Mecca.

Now We Come Full Circle

Mohammed was in fact a terrorist, criminal and murderer whose entire life was based on victimizing innocents and indulging in mindless violence, carnage and massacre. He was a man who destroyed peace wherever he went, and in its place brought terror, carnage and death. In this day and age we would even consider Mohammed a pedophile. Even "Sahih Al-Bukhari" says Muhammad was married to a 6 year old Jewish girl, while he was 51, and he slept with his 11 wives in one night. Safiyah, the 6 year old Jewish girl whose family members were slaughtered by Mohammed, was made to undergo this legalized on the day her family was killed. In the first year of Mohammed's residence at Yathrib (now Medina) the "Prophet" who never prophesized, celebrated his marriage to Ayisha. Ayisha was then only a young girl (jariyah) of 9-years old per Al-Bukhari, Abu Dawud and Tabari Aisha was 9 when they Mohammed sexually consummated his marriage with her. Mohammed 52.

Lying with a 9 year old girl in this century or in the 7th century is abominable. It was abominable then in Arabian society also. Particularly distasteful about Mohammed, is that after Mohammed deflowered this young 9 year old girl, he also taught that his followers were to follow his "sunnah" or lifestyle.

Ayatollah Khomeini told the Muslim faithful that marrying a girl before she begins menstration was a "divine blessing." He then told Muslim fathers: "Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house."

The following is the story of Safiyah Bint Huyeiy Ibn Akhtab, the Jewish woman who was captured when Mohammed’s troops attacked Kheibar and brought her to the Prophet as part of his share of the booty. This story, is reported in the Book of Tabaqat Safiyah was seventeen and very beautiful when Muslims killed her father, husband and many of her relatives. In the same day the Prophet of Allah wanted to sleep with her. Here is the exact text of the story:

"She was groomed and made-up for the Prophet by Umm Sulaim, the mother of Anas ibn Malik. They spent the night there. Abu Ayyub al-Ansari guarded the tent of the Prophet the whole night. When, in the early dawn, the Prophet saw Abu Ayyub strolling up and down, he asked him what he meant by this sentry-go; he replied: 'I was afraid for you with this young lady. You had killed her father, her husband and many of her relatives, and till recently she was an unbeliever. I was really afraid for you on her account.' The Prophet prayed for Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (Ibn Hisham, p. 766) Safiyah had requested the Prophet to wait till he had gone a stage away from Khaibar. 'Why?' asked the Prophet. 'I was afraid for you on account of the Jews who still happened to be near at Khaibar!'"

The reason Safiyah rejected the sexual advances of the 57-year-old Mohammed should be obvious to any objective person. I believe most women prefer to mourn than jump into bed with the killer of their father, husband and many relatives on the same day of their death. But the fact that the prophet of Allah could not contain his sexual urges for one day to let this young girl grieve, says a lot of his thinking and moral character.

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10/20/2005 6:09 am

And one more thing, my sources:

Mohammed, Prophet or Terrorist?-Sources

The preceeding history of Mohammed is based on Islamic sources including:
Koran itself--Bokhari (A.D. 870)
Ibn Ishaq (A.D. 76
Abu Dawud (sunnah)(A.D. 832?)
Wakidi (A.D. 822)
Ibn Hisham (A.D. 82
Ibn Sa'd (A.D. 845)
Ahmad ibn Hanbal (A.D. 855)
Tirmidhi (A.D. 892)
Tabari (A.D. 929)
Zamakhshari (A.D.1144)
Baidawi (A.D. 1292)
Ibn Hajar - "Isabah", or "Dictionary of Persons who knew Mohammed"

Sweetest_Sin_Jes 36F

10/22/2005 8:28 pm

I live in a cardboard blog down by the river. My diet consists of bland blogs that I get from the local blog kitchen. I wander among the streets of Blogland hoping to find a decent blog, but no one is hiring. My family doesn't give a blog about me and I have no blog to call home. The only pleasure I get out of life is from my BOB - battery operated blog.

If you see me standing by the side of the street with a sign that says "WILL WORK FOR BLOG" please donate all you can. I promise I won't waste it on blog whores or illegal blogs.

Thank you!


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/23/2005 7:47 am

Well techinvestor, the Wright Bros. have influenced many, but I never before realized their role in promoting Bloglessness. Very interesting...

I have those rules in place for my daughters too techinvestor. I added another one too. They will be allowed to begin dating after the wedding...

The Federal Reserve has increased the number of Blogless as more and more bloggers attempt to understand its arcane workings. Thanks for pointing that out techinvestor!

Part One of your diatrabe reveals that the Great Depression was politically motivated. This is not really news, since everything that happens in this country is politically motivated. Many hold that even the recent natural disasters were also the result of political machinations. They are Blue State plots... pure and simple. Thanks techinvestor!

Chopped liver with a blog I would say watchmesquirm.

Vodka has long been the national beverage of Russia. Now it is becoming the distilled beverage of choice here in America. Blogging and vodka actually can be complimentary to each other. Many of my recent posts were fueled by vodka demons, and my doctors say that my writing has improved as a result. You cannot use vodka as an excuse to be Blogless techinvestor, so get your pen in gear and start a blog.

Or, just keep using my blog to post your Blogless musings...

tigerdickaches 62M

10/23/2005 2:10 pm

Per Kim Kommando radio talk show host whose program deals with personal computers, accessories and the internet, 70,000 new blogs are created each and every day! Is there a money angle here .... register/develp blog sites and then sell or rent to the Blogless who want a completed home with all furnishings in place?

Contact me to form LLC!

I'm a visitor to your home, but I'd like to be able to stop by from time to time for, say, a martinis or two!

Tiger Dick

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/24/2005 7:24 pm

Welcome to The Venting Blog Tiger Dick! Certainly the BlogLess are being exploited. Perhaps you have found the reason for it...

expatbrit49 62M

10/27/2005 5:58 pm

LOL it seems that Stripokeher has a buddy

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
11/1/2005 9:46 am

Good one Sweetest Sin Jes! Thanks for such a creative comment. We love that sort of thing here at The Venting Blog.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
4/21/2014 6:55 am

See, it's just as I told you over at your blog.

Thanks for following my link, smurf!

blog on!

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