Subject: 	[SCLP] Digest Number 1660
	Date: 	August 30, 2011 8:56:34 AM EDT

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2. Fwd: The Most Hyped Storm of the Century    

3. NY Candidates Press Release--August 29, 2011    
    From: mark axinn

4. The Most Hyped Storm of the Century    
    From: mark axinn

    Posted by: "" audreycapozzi
    Date: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:10 am ((PDT))


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2. Fwd: The Most Hyped Storm of the Century
    Posted by: "" audreycapozzi
    Date: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:34 am ((PDT))

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The  Most Hyped Storm of the  Century

Politicians  and the media constantly ask "What's the matter  with the 
economy?" The answer was on glorious  display this past weekend. Ironically, it 
is the  politicians and media who are ruining it. "The  storm of the 
century" turned out to be "the most  hyped storm of the century," along with one of 
 the most hysterical, exaggerated, manipulated  media events of all time. 
Irene was  a...rainstorm. A big one, a bad one...but  nonetheless, a 
rainstorm. But a large dangerous  rainstorm didn't fit the agenda of the  
power-hungry politicians, or their partners in  the business of hysteria, the "if it 
bleeds, it  leads" national media doom machine.

Media  and politicians need big catastrophes and  emergencies to burnish 
their images and make  them seem important. They need to brandish words  like 
"the worst ever" "the biggest ever" "the  most deadly ever." The media loves 
these  bigger-than-life headlines because they are  highly profitable. The 
bigger, the better- it's  all good for business. The more hysterical they  
can make the public, the higher the ratings.  Catastrophes SELL!

Politicians also need  catastrophes and emergencies- to show they are  in 
charge, looking out for us helpless little  people. Politicians desperately 
need high  profile platforms to showcase their leadership  skills, to shout 
"Get out now, or you'll die.  I'm saving your life. I'm the only thing that  
stands between you and annilihation."  Emergencies allow politicians to 
bully,  intimidate and threaten citizens, and to prove  how obviously more 
important and brilliant they  are than the lowly citizens. And, of course, if  
the politician is right, and the worst happens,  they've got a platform to 
shout about how much  we need them and how indebted we should be to  them.

But what if they're wrong?  Shouldn't they be held accountable for pulling 
a  false alarm? Shouldn't they be called out for  needlessly scaring 
citizens, shutting down  entire cities, entire states, the entire Eastern  Seaboard 
for...a big rainstorm? Shouldn't they  pay the consequences for threatening 
and  intimidating their own citizens to abandon their  homes and 
businesses...for a big  rainstorm?

Shouldn't someone point out  their exaggerations and hysteria cost citizens 
 billions of dollars in lost wages, aggravation  and inconvenience. Or how 
the billions more were  lost by businesses because of the politicians'  
hysterical decision to close America's biggest  city, sending tourists running 
for their  lives...all for a big rainstorm. Not only was a  city shut down 
for days, the streets emptied,  the transportation system shut down, but it 
will  take days after "the non-event of the century"  to get business back to 
normal. In the private  sector, you'd be fired or retired for a decision  
this bad, costing shareholders billions of  dollars. Any CEO that made a 
decision like this  would be called "weak" "over-reacting"  "skittish" and "not 
fit for leadership." And of  course, Congress would demand  hearings.

But, not in politics. In  politics, the pols have the microphone and the  
camera, and they own the hearings. Do you want  to know why Americans hate 
politicians so much?  Because not a single one will stand up and say  "We made 
a huge hysterical, exaggerated  mistake." Instead the pompous, ego-maniacs 
will  drone on for days with their cover-up story-  claiming they saved 
lives, that things would  have been worse without their heroic warnings  and 
efforts, and that we should stop analyzing  their mistake, and instead just be 
thankful it  wasn't worse. That's called "spin."

And  how about the media? They got exactly what they  wanted. They built a 
big rainstorm into "the  event of the century," which resulted in record  
ratings as brainwashed zombies tuned into  24-hour news coverage for days on 
end, all to  watch...a rainstorm. Of course it was a big  rainstorm 
descending on New York, the  self-important media capital of the world. The  fact 
that the homes of media stars and  celebrities were threatened justified making 
 this a 24/7 national media event.

This is  the ego-maniacal conspiracy of media and  politicians ruining our 
economy. They are  symbiotic (as well as idiotic), and thick as  thieves. 
They desperately need each other. The  media needs the politicians and local  
bureaucrats with intimidating titles to scream  and rant about impending 
doom. That makes for  big news headlines and results in massive  ratings.

The politicians need the  platform provided by the media, and their 24  
hour hype machines. The media makes these  politicians and bureaucrats into 
stars, which in  turn attracts more viewers, raises ratings and  sells more 
newspapers. Afterall, every good TV  thriller requires a leading man or woman.  
Everyone wins- except, of course, the  citizens.

So now the cover-up begins. The  politicians will lie and deny, defend 
themselves  with the same fervor and hysteria they used to  deceive and frighten 
us, and whenever possible,  cite exaggerated costs of the destruction to  
validate their mistake. Who will bother to argue  about whether the losses 
were really "in the  billions" or "tens of billions," or actually  were closer 
to $18.50? Remember, the bigger the  number, the more impressed and 
intimidated the  public will be.

The media will happily go  along with it, searching desperately for the  
biggest puddles, the three wooden piers that  fell down, the trees that landed 
on cars, the  power outages, and of course the traffic  fatalities and 
heart attacks- ignoring the fact  that these same things happen in every big  
storm. All to justify 24/7 national news  coverage of the "most hyped storm of 
the  century." It's in the media's best interest to  play along with the 
big cover-up, or else the  public might lose faith and blame them too. The  
media might lose credibility. And God forbid,  people might choose to stop 
watching, listening,  or reading.

Next the media will burn the  midnight oil asking how they can get the  
public's attention off this big scam...err I  mean big scare. And the answer 
will come  quickly. "Let's give the brainwashed zombies  more hype...a 
different hype...Kim Kardashians'  wedding highlights." And soon, everything will  
be forgotten.

No one will call out the  politicians who once again cost the economy and  
taxpayers billions...and the media who enabled  it. Thank goodness we always 
have the  Kardashians to bail us out of trouble. If only  we could get them 
to run the  economy.  
Wayne  Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice  Presidential nominee. He 
now serves as Chairman  of the Libertarian National Congressional  Committee. 
He is the best-selling author of "The  Conscience of a Libertarian: 
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3. NY Candidates Press Release--August 29, 2011
    Posted by: "mark axinn" markaxinn
    Date: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:01 am ((PDT))

Three Westchester Republicans to Run as Libertarians
Libertarian Candidates File in Rochester As Well
By Libertarian Party of New York 
For more information contact: Mark Axinn, Chairman 212-753-5599
 NEW YORK, NY (08/29/2011)(readMedia)-- Westchester County Republicans Howard Arden, Matthew Rice and Kerry Lutz filed sufficient petition signatures with the Board of Elections to appear on the November ballot as Libertarian candidates in the Town of North Castle. Arden, a long-time Armonk resident, community vounteer and county businessman, is running for Town Supervisor. Rice and Lutz, both practicing attorneys, are seeking membership on the Town Council.

Critical of the many benefits local councilmembers receive, they each have vowed not to accept taxpayer-supported healthcare and retirement benefits for the part-time jobs.

New York Libertarian Party Chairman Mark Axinn stated, "The Libertarian Party is delighted to welcome both Republicans and Democrats who recognize that the two major parties stand for big government benefits at taxpayer expense. Only the Libertarian Party seeks smaller government and more freedom for all citizens."
 Additionally, Rochester Libertarians Drew Beeman, Max Kessler and Chris Edes are running for seats on the Monroe County Legislature.

"Now the people of Monroe County have the choice to get the government out of their wallets and out of their lives," said Beeman.

The Libertarian Party is the nation's third largest political party, standing for minimum goverment and maximum freedom.


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4. The Most Hyped Storm of the Century
    Posted by: "mark axinn" markaxinn
    Date: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:07 pm ((PDT))

Here's another article on the same subject on today's by my favorite writer: