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March 18, 2008

Name-calling

How genteel is the American political arena, by world standards. Or at least by Zimbabwean standards, where the three main presidential campaigns have come up with some funny, piercing and downright insulting nicknames for rival candidates -- stuff you'd never get away with in the U.S.

The three candidates are Robert Mugabe, the incumbent; Simba Makoni, the ex-Mugabe ally now running as an independent; and Morgan Tsvangirai, the longtime opposition leader. To the uninitiated like me, it can be difficult to keep track of all the monikers. Here's a handy glossary of terms I learned in just a few days (you'll notice that the choicest ones come from Mugabe):

Zim004_2Frog
Refers to: Makoni (left)
Used by: Mugabe

Etymology: Mugabe says Makoni jumped from his party, also that he jumps from position to position instantly, like a frog

Little man
Refers to: Makoni
Used by: Mugabe

Etymology: To diminish Makoni's standing, even though he served three years as Mugabe's finance minister and was a member of the governing politburo when he broke to announce his run

Zim125_2Mr. Cheek
Refers to: Tsvangirai (left)
Used by: Makoni supporters
Etymology:
A rough translation from the Shona, it basically means that Tsvangirai, a former union leader, has grown a little round in the face since he became a political figure

Prostitute
Refers to: Makoni
Used by: Mugabe

Etymology: Perhaps the most quoted line of the campaign so far, Mugabe said that his rival a political prostitute, but then said that a prostitute was better off, because at least she has clients

Vampire
Refers to: Mugabe
Used by: Tsvangirai supporter
Etymology:
OK, so only one person in Harare said this, because he said Mugabe, 84, just doesn't seem to die, but still worthy of inclusion

Jing-jong
Refers to: Makoni
Used by: Mugabe supporters
Etymology:
Makoni himself told me this (and pronounced it as such), but I got someone else to explain it to me. It refers, crudely, to something Chinese -- a product that doesn't last very long

Old man
Refers to: Mugabe
Used by: Pretty much everyone else
Etymology:
The man is 84. As a 23-year-old Harare woman named Patience told me, "My grandmother is younger than him, and sometimes she gets confused. We don't understand what she's saying. I think that's what's happening to him."

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nuttycow

I love this post. The nuances of African politics really amuses me sometimes!

If their women tried the men beat and raped them.

If Italian women tried to enforce decency the men beat and raped them.


Talking about the carnage that existed in germany prior, how ideology was forced down their throats.
What happened to make this ocurr? Did they corrupt them and sell them on "earning"? Was history's depiction of a charismatic leader exploiting desperation effective on some? Were others merely pushed into it?
The whole thing wouldn't have happened without the Austrian Hitler. Fuck this movie, promotes the perception of german blame.
The destruction of war was supported by positioning. The gods had their "bad guys" get their hands dirty, taking revenge for the 5th century invasion of the Roman Empire.
To enforce decency, no doubt. If their women tried the men beat and raped them.

The question remains:::What did germans do to piss the gods off so much to compell them to script this event?

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This whole theater, the entire corporate positioning with The Boot was to ensure you were not receptive to the Final Prophet. The $100 billion was the gods scapegoatting me for preying on the disfavored. In addition it effectively reinforced this theater.
They are lying to you. They lie to everybody and call it temptation.
Try to learn something. At least break the ice because this is the event.

This is the life into which you've been placed. This is the life on which you will be judged.


"Go play poker for a living and he will have to get you in!!"
The utilize the New Roman Empire/corporate scapegoatting tactic for the same reason they blame me for Atlanta, Enterprise, hurricanes:::So the disfavored don't benefit from being victims of the god's wrath.

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Children go to "heaven". They must behave apprioriately, think correctly and be genuinely god-fearing. Their innocence is their superiority, reflected in the favor in which the gods hold them.
Religions teach that old people to go to heaven when they die. They don't. Old people are reincarnated. It's children who go to heaven.
If you are not willing to read this and learn from it than it doesn't matter if you get it or not. Expect pineing for attention to be considered insulting.

Children are discounted by adults in society. This is nothing new, for adults have always minimized the wisdom of children.
The gods corrupt people as they age, use trust-building tactics and soon these adults view the children as ignorant, yet to understand the god's system. Ironically, quite the opposite it true:::
The wisdom the gods impart to children, either through their innocence/purity or (religious-based) educational pursuits, are the gods sharing the truth with their most favored people. They teach children to have faith. Understanding the god's geographical clues hurts people because they illustrate negative things.
It's the children whom the gods teach the right way for it is the children who still have a chance.
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They said HW was a "traitor", evident with the airplane incident during WorldWarII. As we witnessed repeatedly in the 20th century, these incidents ocurr to establish a legacy and pave the way for a far more significant events in the future::::
If true this legacy would recurr in W's administration::::
Rebate checks on the way into and out of office are both bad signs.
Signing on to Iraq to eliminate Saddam and 4,000 Americans is another clue.
Don't be surprised if they have him sabotage some things on his way out, and since McCain is good it will (has) happen(ed) one way or the other::::
The whole economy issue came out of nowhere in February 2008. Consistant with the god's methodology, expect justification was utilized::::::
Of course the crashing dollar of the last few years has comeplled OPEC to value oil with the Euro instead of the dollar.
Don't forget:::The Reagan administration was charecterized with banking scandal too:::"Intentional foreclosure" constitutes justification sufficient for their exclusion::::
I realize this problem isn't just a California issue, but the "upside down" status of home owners makes California special, makes "intentional foreclosure" far more attractive to the morbidly disfavored, victims of the "platform" which was used to promote social poison in the 20th century.

Sounding like a goddamn blooming idiot when he speaks is a clue unlike any others. When Reagan spoke it sounded as if he "fuddled", a clue not to trust him.
"They're going to pay for 2004." Redneck states. And oh how they will pay:::
Recently they have stated that the Chinese are holding US paper. Some patriot W is, selling US debt to communists. Perhaps the invasion mentioned below will be a way to "redeem" these bonds after they've fallen into default.

Earlier they illustrated that there is a higher ocurrance of 1998 victims in the South, using the Clinton figure to prey on his own kind.
Perhaps part of the family legacy.
Considering the scripted real estate collapse in California, the "upside down" position and subsequent explositon in "intentional foreclosure", do the gods sell these rednecks on "eye for an eye" to some individuals, useful in building their confidence and ensuring absolute compliance, among other things?

Anytime the gods employ an offensive it fucks everyone involved:::If the early 20th century Clintons knew this was how the gods were going to use their clone hosts they are going to die for it.
Life is very much like you learned when you were a child::::The gods will punish evil for their wickedness. Temptation is used to test you, and these people failed.
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Like aging, sleep is behavior forced upon us.
News story on sleep research, a good example of how education is preditory, deceptive.
People aren't fresher or sharper because of good sleep. The gods control all this.
Actually, they've mentioned that people with favor don't have to sleep and, like aging, sleep is behavior forced upon us.
This is today's research. Expect this applies to early research as well.
Incidentally, the gods create male superiority in the fields of computers, science and math for preditory reason.


"I won't help (evil, unwanted/undesirables) (by granting them feedback). I don't want them to change their behavior." - god. I concurr.
Italian evidence reinforced their evil behavior (1906, wealth, perception of power). Black feedback illustrates they have big problems::::Italians are more disfavored than Africans/blacks.
Third time is a charm.wav:::Just like their Sigmund Freud psychoanalysis positioning so will the gods enforce their Christianity and New Roman Empire's Manifest Destiny positioning:::::
1. Italians ruined life on Planet Earth in the 20th century
2. The gods got the Italians into position then role played them telepathically, CHEATING you out of the Final Prophet
3. You are all told to wait. They tell you that you'll all be saved. The Second Coming of Christ will be Italian, only a pre-selected group will be "saved" and the gods will have used The Boot to hurt the disfavored for the final time. And before you get too excited remember the gods make all the calls, and can force your exclusion just like they have those whom engage in Chinese piracy and "intentional foreclosure". The World is to the the US like life in the suburbs is to the ghetto:::FAR more temptations and opportunities to be victimized. Americans will NOT do better than the respectable Chinese.

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There is one geographic clue I have not addressed in years:::Uranus, a planet tilted 90 degrees on its axis. I have stated in years past that I think this is yet another geographic clue offered by the gods, this one suggesting the fate of planet Earth, that tectonic plate subduction would be the method of disposal:::Earth’s axis will shift breaking continental plates free and initiating mass subduction.
Undesirables will either perish in the government marijuana erradication program "gone awry" or be the recipients of reparations granted by the US government because of it.
Or both.
I believe the New Testiment battle of the Anti-Christ and the Second Coming of Christ will ocurr in subsequent years SPECIFICALLY because these people will be distracted with the money during the event.
When the Earth's axis shifts people will be cast into outer space with gold cards in hand.
I think this was foreshadowed on an episode of the Simpsons where Homer and Bart are on the disfavored ship and eject, only to experience a sense of euphoria, expand then explode in the vacuum of space.

Recall I recently brought up the possible Manifest Destiny-positioned Chinese invasion of the United States (west coast) upon economic abandonment by their clone host tools (economic destruction and deterioration.mp3). They have mentioned this in years past.
Newspaper just made a curious change where they combined the sports and business sections, and to properly read the business section you need to read "backward". Like Asian languages.
Tariffs. The gods are instruct their tools to defend open free trade, as they will to the bitter end. The gods have a script and they need economic (d)evolution sufficient to justify what they have scripted for our future, so they use their tools to adamantly defend this concept of fair trade::::The time for tariffs has long since past.
Recently they have stated that the Chinese are holding US paper. Some patriot W is, selling US debt to communists. Perhaps the invasion will be a way to "redeem" these bonds after they've fallen into default.
Incidentally, the Chinese recalls (lead-based paint on toys, toothpaste, etc) may be in preparation for this invasion, a tactic esuring a percentage of disfavored affected will fight to the bitter end.
I've recently stated how the gods will use the Japanese as role models to the Chinese as China becomes increasingly Westernized. Expect a cultural movement celebrating Japanese culture in decades prior, much as we witnessed in the west in the past.
If we do witness a Chinese invasion on American soil don't be surprised if the very same tactics the Japanese employed on the Chinese will be used on us. Lack of empathy is a dynamic the gods will find important in the context of justification, niggers:::
I've recently stated how the gods will use the Japanese as role models to the Chinese as China becomes increasingly Westernized.
Feedback II.wav
Recall how Americans so frequently laughed at the French for their lack of military response when confronted by the Nazi army. To resist would have been suicide. Their reaction was appropriate. The opposite would be one as we witnessed in Vietnam. These are morbidly disfavored Asians and take great pride in their resistance. The gods DO use their pride in resistance by positioning in appropriate temptation, ensuring minimal sucess.
If events transpire I recommend you respond like the French and not like the Vietnamese. If this is a west coast event it may not have serious effect but if it is nationwide the United States will lose over a hundred million in the South and midwest.

Jo

Is this spam I was reading?

Witticisms are very much part of African life.

A joke doing the rounds yesterday:
Harare apologized for the break in rigging. Service would resume as soon as the technicians had rectified the problem.

Glad to have found you.

Jo

Another for you. Apparently someone texted Biti to suggest that if official election figures weren't available, we could get them from the parallel market.

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