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What would Thomas Jefferson say to those who evoke his words to install fascism in America today?

“Why can't you see?

We just want to be free

To have our homes and families

And live our lives as we please.”

Dana Rohrabacher

West Coast Libertarian Troubadour (1973)

(From David Friedman's, “The Machinery of Freedom.”)

Today is the 264th Anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson. A lot has happened in America in those years but most importantly a lot is still happening that Americans fail to understand. We need to connect ALL the dots.

In California a Federal Maritime Officer, Lt. Eric Shine, is fighting charges he is depressed; although they have argued he is employed within the proceedings they refuse to pay him or give him his benefits; that means he receives none of his due medical benefits or legal aid. Catch-22. Very useful to those suing him, which includes the US Government, Homeland Security, and the US Coast Guard. The powers that be pretty much ignored Shine and the charges he had leveled of toxic waste dumping, graft, and corruption until he began to write letters to Congress. They then slammed him with continuous litigation and decided he was depressed. If he wasn't he should be.

Who 'they' is goes to the Dot question. If the US Government, Homeland Security, and the Coast Guard weren't enough Shine has gotten the attention of others who are perhaps even scarier. One of these is The Carlyle Group and their friends and associates. This included George W. Bush for a while; the senior Bush is still believed to be associated.

The Carlyle Group, a corporation that handles investments for the well connected, including alumni of the Reagan, Bush Administrations and Saudi Princes, acquired General Dynamics, for which Eric Shine's father worked as Vice President of Engineering in 1992. Seeing what was happening to America 's military through the acquisition of General Dynamics in that year gave Eric the insight he needed to understand what was happening to the Merchant Marine. At the time Eric had no idea how 'Six Degrees of Separation' the world really is.

The Carlyle Group acquired General Dynamics, which produced electronics for the military, in 1992. They purchased the electronics division, located in San Diego, according to William E. Conway Jr., a Carlyle managing director, in an,all-cash deal was for less than $100 million.” Carlyle Group, named for the hotel where the founders met, was founded in 1987.

Moving from investment in restaurants Carlyle Group began assembling a portfolio with a very different focus at the beginning of the HW Bush Administration. General Dynamics was expected to make $300 million when it was acquired, according to Conway . According to a specialist in the market consulted for this article that price was, “a steal.” We will follow those dots in a later article.

According to the Wikipedia, “Carlyle deals in the following industries: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer & Retail, Energy & Power, Healthcare, Real Estate, Technology & Business Services, Telecommunications & Media, and Transportation. The Carlyle Group's investments are focused on East Asia, Europe and North America, with most investment money coming from the

United States (65%), Europe (25%), Asia (6%), Latin America, and the Middle East . Defense investments represent about 1% of the group's current portfolio — though this translates, for example, into a 33.8% ownership of QinetiQ, the UK 's recently privatized defence (sic) company.”

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Melinda Pillsbury-Foster is the author of GREED: The NeoConning of America and A Tour of Old Yosemite. The former is a novel about the lives of the NeoCons with a strong autobiographical component. The latter is a non-fiction book about her father (more...)
 

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It's as if the shoddy upkeep of Walter Reed Hospit... by Alessandro Machi on Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 1:09:08 PM
If he is “clinically depressed” as cla... by Gallaher on Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 2:14:09 PM
Lt. Shine is NOT depressedl astonishing considerin... by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster on Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 6:36:30 PM
I’ve glanced over the story of your Lieutena... by Gallaher on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 2:52:07 AM
And since this is the Federal government it is up ... by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 5:59:47 AM
You can take your stand. You will find few will li... by Gallaher on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 11:15:04 AM
Drop the “Lt” and move on with the res... by Gallaher on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 10:54:25 AM
But you can certainly make yourself comfy for as l... by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 12:18:40 PM
It is very hard for me to ignore what your governm... by Gallaher on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 6:01:43 PM
Braveheart.   ... by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 6:47:52 PM