George W Bush: 2006 State of the Union: America is addicted to oil:
President Bush offered the United States a modest menu of energy, health and education proposals and warned against the “false comfort of isolationism” in a State of the Union address on Tuesday that sought to reassert his control over the nation’s agenda heading into a pivotal midterm election campaign. In one of his most striking declarations, Mr. Bush said that “America is addicted to oil” and set a goal of replacing 75 percent of the nation’s Mideast oil imports by 2025 with ethanol and other energy sources. But even that goal was more modest than it might have appeared— the United States gets less than 20 percent of its oil from the Persian Gulf —and the speech was notable largely for a lack of big new proposals from a president who for five years has not shied away from provocative and politically risky initiatives. To his familiar call about ending”tyranny in our world,” Mr. Bush added a new framework that sought to address the anxieties created by a rapidly changing economy and an aging society. The answer, Mr. Bush, was not to turn inward. – New York Times: Bush: ‘America is addicted to oil’. Aaron Curran: Bush Oil Leak.
23 Oct 1983 Beirut Bombings:
Ronald Reagan Beirut Marine Corps Barracks Bombing National Security Meeting: 24 Oct 1983: President Ronald Reagan holding a National Security Briefing with Robert McFarlane, John Poindexter, James Baker, Ed Meese, Michael Deaver, David Gergen, Larry Speakes, Richard Darman, Ken Duberstein, Craig Fuller, George Bush regarding the 23 Oct 1984 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon and Grenada – Reagan Library: Lebanon & Grenada: C17855-21.
23 Oct 1983 Beirut Bombings: The Beirut Barracks Bombings occurred during the Lebanese Civil War when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces—members of the Multinational Force (MNF) in Lebanon—killing 299 American and French servicemen. An obscure group calling itself ‘Islamic Jihad’ claimed responsibility for the bombings. –Wikipedia, Soldier Porn, Crime Scene Database.
Beirut Barracks bombings: French Drakkar Barracks: In the attack on the French barracks, the nine-story ‘Drakkar’ building, 55 paratroopers from the 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment and three paratroopers of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment were killed and 15 injured by a second truck bomb. This attack occurred just minutes after the attack on the American Marines. It was France’s single worst military loss since the end of the Algerian War. –Wikipedia.
Beirut Barracks Bombings: Gen Francois Cann: General François Cann, commander of the french troops of the multinational forces answers newsmen as rescuers search for survivors 25 October 1983 in Beirut through the rubble of the -Drakkar- building which was destroyed by a suicide truck bomber overnight, 23 October 1983. Fifty-eight French soldiers and five Lebaneses were killed in the attack. The troops were part of the FMSB, (Beirut security multinational force) that was installed to keep security in the Lebanese capital after the Israeli invasion of 1982. – Getty Images.
Agent Smith: Humans addicted to Resource conflict Misery consequences of overbreeding & consuming.
Agent Smith: Have you ever stood and stared at it, marveled at it’s beauty, it’s genius? Billions of people just living out their lives, oblivious. Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world. Where none suffered. Where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed that we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering. The perfect world would dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this, the peak of your civilization. I say your civilization because as soon as we started thinking for you it really became our civilization which is of course what this is all about. Evolution, Morpheus, evolution, like the dinosaur. Look out that window. You had your time. The future is our world, Morpheus. The future is our time. ……… I’d like to share a revelation during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure. ………. Can you hear me, Morpheus? I’m going to be honest with you. I hate this place, this zoo, this prison, this reality, whatever you want to call it. I can’t stand it any longer. It’s the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink. And every time I do I feel I have somehow been infected by it. It’s repulsive, isn’t it? I must get out of here. I must get free and in this mind is the key, my key. Once Zion is destroyed there is no need for me to be here, don’t you understand? I need the codes. I have to get inside Zion, and you have to tell me how. You’re going to tell me or you’re going to die.
– The Matrix: Script. Agent Smith Interrogation: 01:19; 01:55; 04:30; 04:51.
Imagine there was a pill you could take every day that would provide you with wealth, freedom, and luxuries beyond the imagination of even the wealthiest kings of yesteryear. Taking this pill would give you the equivalent of hundreds of slaves, working for you 24/7, to grow your food, cool and heat your home, entertain you, carry you however far you wanted to travel, fill your bath with hot water, you name it… That’d be amazing! Well, guess what? You’re already taking it. And it’s called Petrolify®. You’re ingesting Petrolify® with nearly every breath and every footstep you take. Most of us don’t realize that Petrolify® is being pumped into our water and injected into our food. But we reap its magical benefits regardless. Did you sleep indoors last night? You can thank Petrolify®. Did you eat breakfast today? Again, that was thanks to Petrolify®. Are you reading this message on your mobile phone or computer? The miracle of Petrolify® never ends! Except that miracle comes with some deadly side effects, and an expiration date. That is why we created the above parody commercial, to remind as many people as possible that the dream we’re living—a dream fueled by a one-time, finite fossil fuel bonanza—is far darker than they might suspect. When we open our eyes to the hidden costs of Petrolify®, it’s easy to blame the ‘corporate bad guys’—the manufacturers, the drug reps, the doctors—who are pushing their product on an unwilling populace. But we’re not quite so unwilling, are we? No, we want what they’re selling. And, there is no “they”. They are us. Thankfully, our wellbeing doesn’t have to depend on Petrolify®. We can choose for our energy needs to be met with renewable, and more ecological and socially just, sources. More important, we can learn to live well with less. Conservation doesn’t have to be the “c” word. The first step is recognizing our pill-popping addiction for what it is. Please help spread the word that Petrolify® may not be right for us. – Postcarbon: Introducing Petrolify®: The Power of Petroleum in One Little Pill.
Is Petrolify® Right for You? Watch the video to find out. Ask Your Planet. Before taking Petrolify®. Petroleum is a miracle substance. With millions of years of solar energy stored in every drop, it enables much of what we most enjoy in life; from plastic toys and mobile phones to the highly complex global systems that feed, shelter, and govern billions of people. Unfortunately, our unparalleled levels of abundance come with significant side effects, which include awfully scary things like environmental collapse, species extinction and resource wars.
We don’t have to continue down this highway to hell on earth. Our way of life can be more beautiful and fulfilling than ever, and, importantly, for more of us. But it requires us being much more thoughtful about how and how much we use energy. USE LESS, LIVE MORE. Side Effects May Vary. Our addiction to oil (and coal and natural gas) comes
with some surprising, and potentially fatal, costs. – Petrolify.
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Oil Addiction Cartoons.
Craig Fuller arrived in Washington, D.C. from California with the Reagan Administration in 1981. He served eight years in the White House, first as Assistant to President Reagan for Cabinet Affairs before becoming Chief of Staff to Vice President George H.W. Bush during the second term of the Administration. He co-chaired the President Bush Transition and then entered the private sector in Washington leading public affairs consulting firms, associations and serving as an officer of a major consumer packaged goods company. – The Fuller Company.
Craig Fuller: Craig Fuller, Chief of Staff to VP George H.W. Bush — Craig Fuller, Chief of Staff to VP George H.W. Bush – 11 August 1988 –Getty Images
Craig Fuller VP Bush Meeting: 01 July 1985: US Vice President George H.W. Bush in his office meeting with his Chief of Staff Craig L Fuller – Getty Images.
Craig Fuller Drug War Weeding Genepool: “[The Drug War] is just weeding out the gene pool.” — Craig Fuller, Chief of Staff to VP George H.W. Bush; as quoted in From the Wilderness: My Dream and the Color of Suffering.
VP GW Bush: Overpopulation & Terrorism Report
Arguably the most authoritative work on terrorism was the February 1986 Report of the Vice President’s Task Force on Combatting Terrorism, chaired by Vice President George Bush, Sr. Yet no mention of the study has appeared in the press since September 11, 2001. On that day, the George Bush Library archivist, Melissa Walker, pulled it from her files in anticipation of interest by the media. But not until October 29th did she receive her first request. It was from CRPS. This report concludes that the root cause of terrorism is overpopulation. This determination the Vatican no doubt finds highly offensive since all of the solutions to the population problem undermine papal authority. – Population Security: Is Global Overpopulation a National and Global Security Threat?.
Profile of a Terrorist: The motivations of those who engage in terrorism are many and varied, with activities spanning industrial societies to underdeveloped regions. Fully 60 percent of the Third World population is under 20 years of age; half are 15 years or less. These population pressures create a volatile mixture of youthful aspirations that when coupled with economic and political frustrations help form a large pool of potential terrorists. Many terrorists have a deep belief in the justice of their cause. They are tough and vicious and may have little regard for their own lives or those of their victims in attempting to achieve their goals. Others may even be hired assassins.
Terrorism and the Media: Terrorism is a form of propaganda, demanding publicity to be effective. Among the factors cited for the increases in both the number and sensational nature of incidents is the terrorists’ success in achieving wider publicity and influencing a much broader audience. Terrorists see the media’s role in conveying their messages worldwide as essential to achieving their goals. Tithe violence is spectacular, wide coverage is usually assured. Terrorist acts are newsworthy, and the media see coverage as a professional, competitive responsibility. Some in the media have claimed that intense coverage helps to resolve an incident and that putting the hostages on television may actually save their lives. The other side of this argument is that untimely or inaccurate information released by the media can interfere with resolution of an incident, foreclose options for dealing with it, or unwittingly provide intelligence information to terrorists, which prolongs an incident or endangers lives.
Study the Relationship between Terrorism and the Domestic and International Legal System: International and domestic legal systems are adequate to deal with conventional war and crime. However, on occasion, questions of jurisdiction and authority arise when it comes to terrorism. For example, there are ambiguities concerning the circumstances under which military force is appropriate in dealing with terrorism. This lack of clarity about the international law enforcement relationships and legal systems could limit governments’ power to act quickly and forcefully. The Departments of State and Justice should encourage private and academic study to determine how international law might be used to hasten—rather than hamper—efforts to respond to an act of terrorism.
– Population Security: The Public Report of the VP’s Task Force on Combatting Terrorism.
» Military Gospel: Feb 1986 VP Bush Task Force on Combatting Terrorism.