U.S. political system will collapse soon: Ahmadinejad
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said the current political system of the United States will collapse soon.
“Freedom-seekers will rule this country (the U.S.) soon,” Ahmadinejad said during an address on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the first phase of a gasoline production unit in Abadan, Khuzestan Province on Tuesday.
He added, “Those who speak of freedom (in the U.S.) themselves say which group has freedom (in their country) and can rule the country. What person seeking freedom has been able to win an election so far in this country, which calls itself the cradle of freedom?”
Only one group, either Democratic or Republican, can attain political power in the U.S., and the others are not allowed to express their ideas, he stated.
“(Barack) Obama is a neophyte and views nations from an imperialistic point of view, and he, through playing with words, speaks as if he is different than his predecessors, while their policy is the same and has not changed,” he stated.
“This is all a puppet show, and Obama is nothing but a puppet, since those who have a role (in defining) the major policies of the U.S. are behind the scenes, but we know them and show the nations who they are,” he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad expressed hope that a new Middle East would emerge without the presence of the occupiers, including the Zionist regime.
The hegemonic powers are bullying regional nations, including North African countries, but this will end soon, he predicted.
The major powers offer regional counties loans and then ask them to act in line with their policies in order to maintain their dominance in the region, he said.
Ahmadinejad called this a new form of innovative hegemony.
“I tell all Muslim nations not to give in to this pressure and that Iran is ready to share all its scientific, industrial, and agricultural achievements with them in order to help them flourish,” he stated.
And Iran is not seeking to serve its political interests through this offer, he added.
All nations should know the United States is not a reliable friend of any country, and Iran knows Washington’s tricks and how it uses other countries to achieve its objectives, the president noted.
Regional nations should maintain close relations with each other and remain vigilant in order to foil the U.S. plots, which have been devised to create divisions between them through, for example, causing conflicts between Sunnis and Shias.
I wouldn’t put it past the powers that be to do something so despicable. That’s just what they do throughout history. According to the evidence trail, it looks as though the Rothschilds are striking Japan.
What is the motive? Japan is not as susceptible to Zionist propaganda and such justifications as the Jewish Holocaust for everything from clamping down on free speech to waging wars don’t fly there because they had their own Holocaust courtesy of the USA. Incidentally ground zero for one of the nukes was directly over a Catholic church in the most Christian part of Japan.
So this could be another orchestrated attack on the people and economy of Japan, like US government and media’s attacks against Toyota’s gas pedals last year, which it now turns out was not Toyota’s fault at all.
The fact that Israelis were contracted for security at the reactors also raises an eyebrow. They really do have their fingers in all the places they should definately not be.
I have never heard of Jacque Fresco, and you probably have not heard of him either. A lot of people complain about the way things are but few have the vision to build an alternative. Jacque Fresco is one of the few that are designing a future free of money and scarcity, where humans will be free solve problems rather than struggle in dead end jobs for the sake of wealthy parasites who would rather have us dumbed down than to dare imagine a future of limitless potential.
He has invented thousands of new designs, and has the engineering experience to know what will work.
Here is the complete video documentary Future by Design:
(this is also available on bit-torrent just search “Future by design torrent” – then you can burn it onto a DVD and watch it in the comfort of your living room)
I mean stand for Israel… but really we are falling for Israel. As many people are aware, Canada is controlled largely by the USA. Less common is the knowledge that the USA is presently largely under the political control of pro-Israel Zionists.
Harper’s manipulative and misleading rhetoric about Israel’s ‘right to defend’ is straight up propaganda.
Anyone familiar with Israel’s land grabs and provocations will know that the violence they propagate with US financed and manufactured weapons is about victimizing those who stand in the way of it’s goal to control large areas of the middle east.
Canada is “morally obliged” to stand up to threats against Israel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a Jewish audience in downtown Toronto Thursday night as both he and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff sparred over which party is the stronger supporter of democracy in the Middle East.
Opponents who say that Canada has “lost its way” when it comes to its foreign policy are using “code for the view that Canada should go back to being ambivalent about our relationship with Israel and its fundamental right to defend itself,” Mr. Harper said. “Our party will never do that. We will always stand by [Israel].”
Both he and the Liberal leader addressed a sold-out crowd of 1,000 at the event hosted by the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee. It was held at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
The Liberals have a long association with the Canadian Jewish community and, as a defender of Israel, “does not do code,” said Mr. Ignatieff.
“I disagree with Mr. Harper about just about everything,” he said. “We have plenty to disagree upon. We have plenty we can use to run an election campaign on. Let us not run an election campaign on who’s the better support of the state of Israel,” he said.
Both Mr. Harper and Mr. Ignatieff decried anti-Semitism on Canadian campuses, which the Prime Minister said has gained a disturbing foothold in the country’s universities in the form of Israeli Apartheid Week and had become increasingly sophisticated and “intellectually acceptable.”
“This is the time to reaffirm that it is permissible to criticize the state of Israel, but it is impermissible to compare it to South Africa,” Mr. Ignatieff said.
Canada will be “vigilant” in watching the unfolding turmoil in the Middle East, Mr. Harper said, while Mr. Ignatieff said Canada should reaffirm its commitment to Israel’s security and become a global leader in the fight against Middle Eastern dictatorships, like that of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.
Threats against the Jewish people and the state of Israel represent threats against Canadian values of freedom and democracy, Mr. Harper said.
“We must be relentless, relentless and uncompromising in exposing this anti-Semitism for what it is,” he said.
“We believe fundamentally that Israel has a right to exist and just as importantly we recognize the conflict around Israel is at its heart and at its core about the refusal of still too many to accept the reality of a Jewish state in the Middle East, but Israel is here to stay.”
…thus he hates himself. The only cognitively important difference between animals and man is that he has a more advanced speech processor, and oversized reasoning capacity- and some animals are contendors in the brain size aspect.
Yes humans are ‘special’… yet so is every other life form on earth.
Hufschmid must have had some bad experiences as a child or perhaps has that lack of empathy associated with the sociopath.
Anyone who has ever spent time with animals know that they feel intense emotions, they do think, and have unique individual personalities.
Only the very emotionally and spiritually distant, or those under the influence of some evil belief system could think such as Hufschmid relays in the quoted passage below.
Perhaps the same way of thinking permeates the elites, only they think of all humans as ‘biological robots’.
I pity Eric Hufschmid. He clearly is missing out on an essential part of the human experience, our critical connection to the natural world through our non-human friends.
Animals are biological robots that have no desires or thoughts. They neither enjoy life, nor dislike life. They have no leisure activities, either. Everything animals do has a very important reason for it. For example, we assume that whales are “playing” and “having fun” when they jump out of the water, but animals don’t “have fun”. All of their behavior that we interpret as “playfulness” or as “leisure activities” developed for a very serious reason simply because the competitive struggle for life does not permit frivolous qualities. Animals have only the qualities that are truly necessary for their survival and reproduction. (I have more about this concept in Part_3 of my Dumbing Down series.)
Read it and see what kind of attitude the government has about the people.
Kimberly Rogers (c. 1961 — 9 August 2001) was a Canadian whose death in 2001, while under house arrest for welfare fraud, caused extensive controversy around Ontario Works (the Ontario government’s welfare system). Rogers’ death lead to an inquest which recommended significant changes to the Ontario welfare system.
A resident of Sudbury, Ontario, Rogers, who was unable to work full-time due to health issues, was receiving standard Ontario welfare benefits of $520 per month, while paying $450 per month in rent. From 1996 to 1999, she also received a total of $49,000 in student loans from OSAP to study social services at the city’s Cambrian College. Ms. Rogers was described as a dedicated and committed student, who graduated with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 (90%)
When Rogers first began her studies, receiving both welfare and student loans was entirely legal, and in fact even encouraged as a strategy to help welfare recipients return to the workforce — but the practice was banned in 1996 by the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris as part of its welfare reform legislation. There was no evidence that Rogers was ever informed of the change in welfare regulations.
In the fall of 1999, the welfare office learned of her student loans, and ordered Rogers to repay $13,486 in benefits. With the overpayment automatically deducted from her monthly welfare cheque, Rogers was left with just $18 each month after paying her rent. As well, she was facing criminal charges for welfare fraud.
Justice Greg Rodgers of the Ontario Court of Justice found Rogers guilty of fraud 25 April 2001, stating that she had engaged in “almost four years of deception and dishonesty.”
“I am satisfied you did not lead an opulent lifestyle, even with these two sources of income,” Justice Rodgers said in his verdict, “but welfare is there for people who need it, not for people who want it, who want things and who want money.”
Rogers, who was pregnant at the time of her trial, was sentenced to six months of house arrest, permitted to leave the house for medical, religious or shopping reasons only on Wednesday mornings, and for a maximum of three hours. She was also ordered to repay the full amount of her overpayment.
With the fraud conviction, Ontario Works suspended her welfare benefits for three months, leaving Rogers with no income to pay her rent, buy food or medication, or even pay her fine. (Around the same time, the Harris government increased the maximum penalty for welfare fraud to lifetime suspension — although this penalty did not directly affect Rogers’ situation, it was reviewed in the subsequent inquest.)
 House arrest
With no source of income, Rogers struggled to survive. Her landlord temporarily agreed to reduce her rent to $300 a month, community groups such as the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Social Planning Council of Greater Sudbury rallied to find food and financial assistance for her, and her doctor lobbied the government to have drug benefits which had previously been covered by welfare reinstated because Rogers was unable to pay for her prescribed medications, including antidepressants and drugs to alleviate pregnancy-related nausea.
Sean Dewart, a Toronto lawyer, launched a constitutional appeal on Rogers’ behalf, successfully having Rogers’ welfare suspension reversed by Justice Gloria Epstein. On May 31, Epstein ruled that “for a member of our community carrying an unborn child to be homeless and deprived of basic sustenance is a situation that would adversely affect the public — its dignity, its human rights commitments and its health care resources.”
Rogers’ body was found in her apartment 9 August 2001 by her boyfriend, Terry Pyhtila. Eight months pregnant, she had been dead for several days in an apartment without air conditioning. Her death led to extensive controversy and outrage in Ontario and across Canada, and a formal inquest was convened in October 2002.
On its very first day, the inquest was informed that the actual cause of Rogers’ death was suicide by an amitriptyline overdose, and that Rogers may have altered her antidepressant prescription to ensure that she had a sufficient supply of medication to constitute a lethal dose. However, they were asked to review the impact of the government’s welfare fraud policy on Rogers’ decision to take her own life.
On December 19, the jury delivered its decision. Their first recommendation was that the lifetime suspension of benefits should be eliminated — temporary suspension would still be permitted as a penalty, but could no longer be imposed retroactively on a person whose fraud conviction predated the adoption of the legislation.
The jury also indicated that suspension and/or prosecution should not necessarily be automatic, but that each case should be evaluated by Ontario Works administrators and/or a stakeholder committee to determine the most appropriate response to the individual situation. As well, the jury ruled that drug benefits should not be suspended even when regular benefits were, that Ontario Works should make more effort to uncover fraud situations earlier so that the penalties had less emotional and financial impact on the recipient, and that the government should review the adequacy of social assistance rates, which until then had not been raised (not even by a simple cost of living adjustment) since the Harris government cut the rate to $520 per month in 1996.
As well, the jury made several recommendations to other government ministries. They ruled that the government had a responsibility to ensure that a person under house arrest had access to adequate shelter, food and medication, as well as an obligation to help individuals on probation or parole locate the appropriate community services to assist their adjustment back into society. They also recommended improved communication between government departments, in response to evidence that Justice Rodgers had not even known that a fraud conviction would lead to a suspension of Kimberly Rogers’ benefits, and clearer communication to citizens of both the definition and the potential consequences of welfare fraud.
The jury also recommended several improvements in the province’s medical system to prevent potential abuse, including the creation of a computer database network to improve pharmacies’ access to a patient’s prior prescription records. Doctors would also be asked to write out prescriptions in both number and text in order to reduce the possibility of prescriptions being altered, and to review the use of tricyclic antidepressants.
The government of Ernie Eves did not implement any of the Rogers inquest’s recommendations before it was defeated in the 2003 provincial election. Community and Social Services Minister Brenda Elliott dismissed the recommendations as unnecessary tinkering with a system that “was working effectively”.
In early 2004, the government of Dalton McGuinty implemented a three per cent increase in welfare rates, to be followed by an annual cost of living increase, and eliminated the lifetime suspension of benefits. However, the McGuinty government has not, to date, implemented most of the inquest’s other recommendations.
Social Planning Council of Greater Sudbury chair Janet Gasparini, who had been a prominent media commentator in the Rogers case, was elected to Greater Sudbury City Council in the 2003 municipal election.
- ^ MacKinnon, M, & Lacey “Bleak House”, Globe and Mail, August 18, 2001.