April 5, 2008 journal, painting the state has been a real education for me and a pleasure. On health today the public television national news IG Farben Company reports cancer is caused by bacon and out all along with other consumables recommending fruits and vegetables in your diet to avoid cancer. overeating and sugar may be also part of it. Only half of high school student graduates in major cities like Detroit and Baltimore. 80,000 more jobs reported lost in March as this recessionary depression worsens. The United States economy is in shambles while we continue to fight those foolish wars. Even here in this progressive area 2 subdivisions in Spartanburg County reported on or being vacated and abandoned. A car dealer is accused by the state of false advertising and ordered to shut down. They advertise new car for $49 per month that after a few months the payments were 10 times that. What is it with a crooked banks and lending institutions so greedy to extract usery from its victims. I delivered my painting of the state to Columbia today in miserable rain and fog and I saw many wrecks especially of Ford SUVs should be banned from the highways for reasons of safety. Torrential rains are in this area and cars hydroplaned on the interstate highways. SUVs sit high up and are very easy to roll over, they are just too dangerous to ride within. the state is Museum receiving dock was full of artists delivering their work for one to two pieces with their entrance fee of $25 each person. I was No. 398 and seeing the volume of people arriving it is my guess they will have 500 artists competing for their twentheth anniversary show. I have been working on the state for three months yet I can think of many things I did not get into the painting. I managed the last minute to get in the sweet grass baskets made by the local Charleston area people. The painting is 10x12 ft. and I could have worked on it another month. I wanted to put more birds and animals, I have a peace about it now. My second piece was entitled 'Unconditional Love' and is 16 x 20 inches. I painted it using the electric look and I put 2 saints ascending over the horizon. While I was painting it I had an accident and spell of law update on the word love which I thought would ruin my painting but on second thought I submitted it just the way it came out. I did not paint a perfect state but I did my best to paint it as I see it and get the history straight. I felt an anniversary should be special about the state itself and all of its history. I noticed a sign saying the Museun is showing photos of the Civil War. Then my painting should be appropriate if they select it. The subtitle of the painting is Past, Present and Future. Beside the word future I painted a little boy and girl holding hands. If we have a future it is in the children. I wanted to repaint my most popular want I called Family Tree I invasion but straining at all way across the painting for 12 ft. of people past present and future. I grieve that I could not finish it with all the idea's I had to include in the painting. The common law marriage is now set aside in the South Carolina legislature after a filibuster to stop it. It should have been to guarantee the right to common-law marriage. The situation in Iraq is critical and desperate being much different than the government is presenting to the American people. Any time now we will be chased out and that will be of good things. American soldiers returning home have no jobs and the only option is to reenlist. employers are reluctant to hire these highly dramatized individuals that so often have mental problems. Jack Van Impe is offering a book on the birth of the Illuminati. The year 1776 on the dollar is the date below and I was formed and does not refer to the date of the Declaration of Independence. The American people should take a second look at what Jeremiah Wright was saying when he was saying that God damns America. Look at the natural disasters we are suffering and know that the judgments of God are eminent. Why would the government bailout Bear Stearns with $31 billion overnight but not help The poor ever. Getting government help to save your house would be next to impossible. The feds keep cutting the interest rates and now it at is 2.25%. should credit-cards come down also? They never did know not what. I was looking for animals on the Internet search and found an animal cruelty site showing them castrating little pigs with blood everywhere. one man was holding a pig while the other one cut its organs out with a razor blade. Considering the takes of such a short-lived why do they mess around with them to cause of such suffering. Some were infected and dying. When will the public rebelled against such cruelty. April 6, 2008 journal, the Chinese poised to buy up Wall Street with 200 billion dollars. The Pentagon architect of the Iraq war rights of book all exposed all 60 minutes tonight. Iraq is falling apart as from the beginning of war with 1000 Iraqi soldiers deserting and the leading their expensive hundees behind. Greenstone taking fire from mortar rounds. The name Douglas Feith may not mean much to most Americans, but to students of the Iraq War and historians already studying it, he is one of the main architects. From 2001 to 2005, Feith was under secretary of defense for policy and the No. 3 man at the Pentagon, intimately involved both pre-war strategy and post-war planning. His boss, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, called Feith one of the most brilliant individuals in government but he has also been a lightning rod for criticism and a magnet for blame. From CBS 60 Minutes "In a new book, which has been called the first insider account of decision making in Iraq, Feith defends much and apologizes for very little. But he offers some unusual insights about the path to war. Feith discussed his memoir with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft. Kroft begins by asking, "Why did the United States invade Iraq?" Feith responds, "The President decided that the threats from the Saddam Hussein regime were so great that if we had left him in power, we would be fighting him down the road, at a time and place of his choosing." If Feith doesn't look or sound much like a warrior that's because he isn't; he's an intellectual, a hawkish, neo-conservative defense policy wonk, who occupied one of the top rungs on the Pentagon ladder, playing a key role in shaping the military's response to 9/1/1 and the decision to go to war with Saddam Hussein. Asked why was the decision made to go after Saddam Hussein after 9/1*1, when even then, the United States government realized Saddam didn't have anything to do with the attacks, Feith answers, "What we did after 9/11 was look broadly at the international terrorist network from which the next attack on the United States might come. And we did not focus narrowly only on the people who were specifically responsible for 9*1*1. Our main goal was preventing the next attack." Kroft follows up, asking, "So you're saying you didn't think it was that important to go after the people who were responsible for it -- more important to go after people who weren't responsible for it?" "No," Feith explains, "I think it was important to go after the people who were responsible for 9/1*1. But it was important to disrupt the international ter*rorist networks and prevent whatever plans there were for follow-on attacks." Kroft observes that using those standards, the U.S. could have invaded North Korea or Syria or Iran. Feith concedes the point, but counters that Iraq was a special case, in large part, because of Saddam's record. Saddam had already attacked Kuwait, Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia; that he had defied the United Nations, evaded economic sanctions, used weapons of mass destruction on his own people and had the know-how, if not the wherewithal, to build a nuclear weapon. Feith believes the U.S. invasion was justifiable as an act of self-defense. In his book, he uses the term "anticipatory self-defense." "In an era where WMDs can put countries in a position to do an enormous amount of harm," he tells Kroft, "the old of idea of having to wait until you actually see the country mobilizing for war doesn't make a lot of sense." "Over the winter, as Wall Street was losing tens of billions of dollars due to the mortgage and credit crises, it wasn't the Fed or Congress that came to the rescue. It was something called sovereign-wealth funds -- pools of money controlled by foreign governments. Desperate for cash, some of Wall Street's ailing mega-banks -- like Citigroup -- reached out to these funds. So, for instance, Abu Dhabi bought $7.5 billion worth of shares in Citigroup. Altogether the sovereign-wealth funds of countries like Abu Dhabi and Kuwait have spent over $30 billion bailing out our financial system. Which has raised troubling questions: are these mostly undemocratic regimes saving Wall Street ... or invading it? As correspondent Lesley Stahl found out, one fund is of special concern. It's new, highly secretive, and the fifth largest in the world. Welcome to the Beijing headquarters of the China Investment Corporation, where 180 employees are looking for companies to invest in in the West. "How much do you have to invest?" Stahl asked the fund's president, Gao Xiqing. "$200 billion," Gao replied. Last year Gao decided to pour some of those billions into investment houses on Wall Street. "Was there any thinking in China, given the sub-prime crisis in the United States, that China would come to the rescue?" Stahl asked. "Some people will try to put it that way. But, you know, at least it's not my thinking," Gao said. "Now, some people consider what you're doing, as a huge threat," Stahl said. "Your real intention is to 'gobble us up,' you know. They see you as vultures, really. I mean, I've seen that word." "Or some people say locust," Gao said. "Locusts?" "The Europeans call it locusts," Gao said. "The Americans call it vultures." But vultures we are not, Gao says. We're like a typical investor: our only aim - to make money. Gao bridles at the mistrust. "Immediately after we announced our existence, then the U.S. Government, some European governments, all came out and said, 'okay, we think of this as -- this is a dangerous -- we need to do something about it. They probably want to control us. They probably want to do something bad about us,'" Gao said. The reason Gao agreed to this interview -- his first as fund president -- is because he wants to dispel any fears that China intends to gobble up U.S. companies. "It's our policy not to control anything," Gao said. "So you'll put a lot of money in a foreign company, and not even get on the board?" Stahl asked. "You're right." "Why?" "Simply because we don't want to go in and say, 'OK, I think you should change this person or I think you should change this product line,'" Gao said. "That's not our business." "Mr. Gao, you know that's very reasonable, but I know that there are people in the United States who would listen to that and become very suspicious," Stahl Said. "They would say it's just a tactic. That's what they're saying now, so our guard will go down and eventually they're going to come in and force these companies to make decisions that will help China politically". this is a chance for China to take over Wall Street with their balance of trade payments. they do not realize that it will be dormant when the dollar collapses and Wall Street cease to operate. They cannot cash out their $trillion reserve at a corner store money changer. If they changed all their money, the dollar would go to zero in seconds. Therefore, they must let it down easy. We are witnessing the fall of the great empire to the east wind.