Time to Break The Set

In this installment, Abby Martin reports on a bill passed by Vermont lawmakers which legalizes doctor assisted death, and talks to George Eighmey of the Death with Dignity National Center about the misconceptions many Americans have about assisted death (to me it’s MURDER BY PROXY LIKE ABORTION). Abby then talks to RT correspondent, Lucy Kafanov, about public sentiment over Pakistan’s elections, and what it means for Pakistan/US relations. Abby then goes over the horrors of the torture that occurred at the US run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, from sexual humiliation to physical abuse, and highlights how the real criminals who implemented these policies are walking free. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Abed Ayoub, Legal Director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, about a petition for the DHS to have three Abu Ghraib Torture survivors testify on US soil against the defense contractor CACI Premier Technology, who played a role in their torture.



The statist media is breathlessly reporting how in Hartford the state senate has passed the toughest gun laws in the nation.


WFSB…Connecticut Senate passes gun legislation

WTNH…Senate passes gun control bill 26-10

At least there are 10 sane people in the senate.

WVIT…Conn. Senate OKs Comprehensive Gun Bill

WTIC/CT Now…State Senate Approves Historic Gun Bill; House Next To Act


I hope to get the name of the 10 who stood for the Second Amendment.

CT-Stan a step closer to being like Chicago

ABC 7 reports lawmakers have just reached a  deal on what they’re calling some of the toughest gun
laws in the country.

Among the highlights are a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the false flag UN Gun Grab massacre in Newtown, a new registry for existing high-capacity magazines and background checks for private gun sales.

Senate President Donald Williams Junior of Brooklyn, CT says the negotiations produced the “strongest and most comprehensive bill in the U.S.” that addresses gun restrictions in essence killing the Second Amendment And the Constitution as well. The proposal was revealed to rank-and-file lawmakers Monday after weeks of negotiations among legislative leaders.

The legislature in Hartford is more than likely wanting this scene to take place…

I suppose now this state will gladly welcome Hollywood fascist Jim Carrey with open arms.

Even though I don’t own a gun and want to…I have two words to describe this…MOLON LABE!

These congressional critters need to hear THIS from the CT Citizen’s Defense League.

This state is not one to raise a family.

Not to mention one of the ten LEAST free states according to a recently released report.


The truth is out there

This day a lot of things are coming to the surface, and shockingly some in the corporate press are joining in.  Of course, the media will lie about many things.  In fact Infowars is reporting on ten of the most egregious and outrageous whoppers out there.  A couple of them for example…

– The Federal Reserve is federal

To tell the truth, the Fed’s no more federal than Federal Express. It is a private bank that poses as a government entity. In 2011, when the New York Times attempted to obtain documents about the Fed’s loans to foreign banks under the Freedom of Information Act, the Fed responded by admitting that it was in fact a privately owned bank and not federal at all, therefore not subject to FOIA requests. Long-time Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee Charles McFadden said on June 10, 1932: “Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies.” Fifty years later, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled, “Examining the organization and function of the Federal Reserve Banks, and applying the relevant factors, we conclude that the Reserve Banks are not federal instrumentalities for purposes of the FTCA, but are independent, privately-owned and locally controlled corporations.”

Another one that has come up in some recent weeks…

– The government is not preparing for civil unrest

Truth is the media, aided by leftist fascist websites, is portraying concern over Homeland Security’s purchase of 2 billion rounds of ammunition as a so-called conspiracy theory by regurgitating the statement of one DHS official. Erroneously claiming the mass bullet buys are merely for training purposes or the government saving money by buying in bulk, the hoax ignores the fact that most of ammo purchased are hollow point rounds which are both more and expensive and unsuitable for training purposes. The DHS admits it is preparing for civil unrest by purchasing riot gear and yet the media still portrays the notion DHS is preparing for civil unrest as a “conspiracy theory”.  Anyone using those words clearly want the police state to exist.

Another lie not mentioned in the story, but one Alex Jones has talked about on his radio program, is Obama/Soetoro’s records.  Well at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, a truth squad led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lead investigator, served some of the congress creatures papers about The One’s records.

Up next are a couple of videos from RT about how news is SUPPOSED to be reported.

First, RT’s Abby Martin speaks with independent journalist, and co-host of Media Roots Radio, Robbie Martin, about the recent revelations of former VP Dick Cheney lying to the 9/11 commission, and what  implications this could have.

In related news, Martin looked at how executives at Academi, the military contractor formally known as Blackwater, have been able to commit countless crimes with utter impunity.

On the matter of drones…there was one over Austin.

And the ACLU is demanding answers regarding drones. The CIA has been on the defense about the issue and RT’s Meghan Lopez breaks down the situation.

Reuters, which is a part of the Rothschild banking cartel, has suspended 26-year-old Matthew Keys with pay for his alleged involvement with Anonymous. Keys is being accused by the Department of Justice for aiding the collective in gaining access to the computer networks of his former employers and faces three criminal counts for his participation.

A former Secret Service agent has told Obama in no uncertain terms, YOU ARE A BAD LEADER.  Breitbart reports on how Agent Dan Bongino told Breitbart Obama was lying when he blamed the cancellation of White House tours on his former agency.

“In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Obama said the decision, made as a part of sequestration, was not one “that went up to the White House.”

‘But what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re going to have to furlough some folks,’ Obama said in the interview. What furloughs mean is–is that people lose a day of work and a day of pay. And, you know, the question for them is, you know, how deeply do they have to furlough their staff and is it worth it to make sure that we’ve got White House tours that means that you got a whole bunch of families who are depending on a paycheck who suddenly are seeing a 5% or 10%–reduction in their pay. Well, what I’m asking them is are there ways, for example, for us to accommodate school groups–you know, who may have traveled here with some bake sales. Can we make sure that– kids, potentially, can–can still come to tour?’

Bongino, who served 12 years in the Secret Service including five years working directly at the White House before leaving to run as a Republican for U.S. Senate in Maryland, said Obama is lying because the Secret Service does not make such decisions” Matthew Boyle wrote.

In the article Boyle wrote about how Bongino said he thinks the president is using the so-called “Washington Monument strategy”–a ploy by a politician who tries to garner public opposition to spending cuts by eliminating popular public services first–the White House tours in this case.

“He wanted to inflict, there is no question in my mind, maximum pain upon the American people. But here’s the caveat: it had to be public pain. If you don’t see it, it doesn’t hurt” Bongino said.

Of course there are still those who hate the truth told to them and must go by the script of their corporate/military bosses thus still partaking in the fascism.  Take this audio clip from the Pete Santilli Show from last year.  Santilli, a former Marine calls the Secret Service and the FBI.

The Original Intent the Natural Born Citizen

A MAJOR MUST READ!  Here is a sample from Give Us Liberty


The American Thinker is falling into a partisan stupor, in their article “Cruz, Haley, Jindal, Rubio: Flight 2016 Cleared for Takeoff” by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison they prove they have no idea of what they are talking about. In this article they cynically ask the question.
Consider this historical question: Could it have been the original intent of the Founders to disqualify themselves from serving as president?
Perhaps they failed to read Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 or perhaps they are so desperate to increase the GOP ranks of charismatic presidential candidates they ceased to be objective.
Regardless, the Constitution clearly solves this “dilemma” these authors create with the Grandfather clause included in the presidential eligibility criteria of Article II.
“No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.” Article II, Section 1, Clause 5
Notice the phrase “or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution.” Clearly they (the Founding Fathers) thought this problem through.
In fact Chief Justice Waite in his Minor v. Happersett decision speaks of who were the original citizens.
Whoever, then, was one of the people of either of these States when the Constitution of the United States was adopted, became ipso facto a citizen — a member of the nation created by its adoption. He was one of the persons associating together to form the nation, and was, consequently, one of its original citizens.
So both Blackwell and Morrison have shown to us just how ignorant they are to ask a question in hopes of supporting their title statement.
They frame their question in such a way so that we should only look at the original intent through the filter they want us to. But what was the original intent of the Natural Born Citizen Clause.
So I ask them to consider what was the original intent of the Natural Born Citizen clause. We are blessed with having the framers thoughts recorded for posterity. And we are doubly blessed that these records are few but in concert as to their intent.
John Jay wrote George Washington saying, “Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government; and to declare expressly that the command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on any but a natural born citizen.
Alexander Hamilton raises a very profound question as to influence of foreigners in our Presidency. “Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption. These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one querter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils. How could they better gratify this, than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union?
Clearly the NBC clause was established to prevent foreigners and foreign influence from taking command of America’s armed forces!
So the question is who is a foreigner? The three most popular dictionaries define a foreigner as one whose allegiance is owed to a foreign country.
MerriamWebster Dictionary – “a person belonging to or owing allegiance to a foreign country.”
Oxford English Dictionary – “One who is a subject of another country than that in which he resides. A resident foreign in origin and not naturalized, whose allegiance is thus due to a foreign state.”
Blacks Law Dictionary – “A person who is not a citizen or subject of the state or country in which mention is made, or any one owing allegiance to a foreign state or sovereign”
So the Framers only wanted a person to be President if they had no foreign allegiances.  This seems to be the same sentiment about 80 years later when Congress was adopting the Civil Rights Act and 14th Amendment.
I find no fault with the introductory clause, which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen; but, sir, I may be allowed to say further, that I deny that the Congress of the United States ever had the power or color of power to say that any man born within the jurisdiction of the United States, and not owing a foreign allegiance, is not and shall not be a citizen of the United States.” John A. Bingham, (R-Ohio) US Congressman, Architect of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, March 9, 1866
What is so hard to understand, a natural born citizen is one who is born not owing allegiance to any country but the United States of America?
Does this mean the Vattel 212 formula is the only formula for defining a natural born citizen? No, although the formula Vattel proscribed in his seminal work the Law of Nations does in fact guarantee that those born in the United States to citizen parents are natural born citizens, there are mitigating factors that still uphold the framers intent of having allegiance only to the United States. One example would be the child found abandoned on the street at six months of age, we agree if no one claims him or her before the age of 21 that child is considered a natural born citizen.
Now for those who like and have mad props for Ted Cruz, like this author…time for a reality check.
Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.  Cruz is a great man, a true conservative but he is ineligible to be President, because the law of Canada made him a citizen of Canada by BIRTH. His citizenship comes from Title 8 of the United States Code.
A true conservative indeed, but sorry Cruz missile, you are off course if you want to run for President.  Anyone catch this bunch of fireworks between he and leftist gun grabbing CA Senator Dianne Feinstein?

Rogue’s Gallery




Well, if you ARE going to run afoul of the Brady bunch…GO ALL IN!


Iran has banks…AND ROTHSCHILD THOSE ZIONS WANT THEM (Remember the post I did about that 1967 record about the Illuminati?)

Some researchers point out Iran is one of only three countries left in the world whose central bank is not under Rothschild control. Before 9-11 there were reportedly seven: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran. By 2003, Afghanistan and Iraq were swallowed up by Rothschild, and by 2011 Sudan and Libya were also gone. In Libya, a Rothschild bank was established in Benghazi while the country was still at war.

Islam forbids charging interest, a major problem for the Rothschild banking system. Until a few hundred years ago, charging interest was also forbidden in the Christian world and was even punishable by death. It was considered exploitation and enslavement and in this Catholic’s opinion, THAT PENALTY SHOULD BE BROUGHT BACK.

Since the Rothschilds took over the Bank of England around 1815, they have been expanding their  control over all the countries of the world. Their method has been to get a country’s corrupt politicians to accept massive loans, which they can never repay, and thus go into debt to the Rothschild banking powers. If a leader doesn’t accept the loan, he is oftentimes either ousted or assassinated. And if that fails, invasions follow, and a Rothschild usury-based bank is established.

The Rothschilds exert powerful influence over the world’s major news agencies (AP and Reuters for example). By repetition, the masses are duped into believing horror stories about evil villains. The Rothschilds control the Bank of England, the (US) Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the IMF, the World Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also they own most of the gold in the world as well as the London Gold Exchange, which sets the price of gold every day. It is said the family owns over half the wealth of the planet—estimated by Credit Suisse to be $231 trillion—and is controlled by Evelyn Rothschild, the current head of the family.  Someone who should be ARRESTED along with all related Rothschilds for crimes against humanity.

Objective researchers contend Iran is not being demonized because they are a nuclear threat, just as the Taliban, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Muammar Qadaffi were not a threat.

What then is the real reason? Is it the trillions to be made in oil profits, or the trillions in war profits? Is it to bankrupt the U.S. economy, or is it to start World War III? Is it to destroy Israel’s enemies, or to destroy the Iranian central bank so that no one is left to defy Rothschild’s money racket?  Or maybe all of the aforementioned?




From the Doctor of The Republic…






This is EXTREMELY grave news! They love to playing hero, “look I told you it was coming now do what we say” The last time the SPLC said an attack was coming you know what Clinton pulled off…OKC BOMBING. Get ready to get blamed for a new Oklahoma City and for the rollout of another drugged up vet to take the blame.


Quick Hits

Obamacare will be Challenged Again as Unconstitutional

Boehner-Obama Deals Add $21,817 in New Debt Per Household

Obama hands out free health care to Pakistanis

Gov’t Motors Employess to Receive Bonuses up to $7,000 Each.  TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

We can thank the vile, globalist NWO supporting Newt Gingrich, for pushing NAFTA through as well as grossly unconstitutional stealing from us like: 1993: $1.6B Russia aid package was a “great defining moment”. How do people think the national debt grew to $16.5 TRILLION dollars?

His official voting record – sold out the American worker every step of the way

2 Nullification Bills Move Forward (It takes boots on the ground folks.)

Montana House passes Nullify NDAA Detention, 98-0

Arizona Senate passes Constitutional Tender Act

Follow all Nullification business here.

8 LAPD officers involved in shooting after Dorner ‘case of mistaken identity’


Going Rogue again


Proving how both global elite parties are wrong…AND HOW RON PAUL IS RIGHT!


I admit, I did daydream.







I KNOW IT’S PALIN!  But for once in her Backwoods Barbie life, she speaks the truth!


Now not that I would smoke it myself, even tobacco…YOU NIMRODS IN DC OR EVEN HARTFORD CAN’T TELL US WHAT TO SAY OR DO OR PUT IN OUR BODIES


I am glad to be a Libertarian with a rogue Catholic turn, given how Communists have taken over the church.  Memo to the church, WARS SOLVE NOTHING.






AND…I leave you with this warning…

Sequester circus

This past week it seems the globalist media has all been about the word sequester.  The truth regarding this word which Obama/Soetoro himself created for so-called spending cuts that really aren’t, is that $85 billion is a drop in the bucket.  And TWO articles by Devvy Kidd seem to show that point.  In the first one, SEQUESTRATION: ANOTHER BAND AID WHILE U.S. ECONOMY EXSANGUINATES Kidd showed some of the ridiculous political theater that has come about as a result.  One such involved the equally ridiculous Violence Against Women Act.  Kidd cited a CNS News article which featured the following…

“Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) said that if the sequester goes into effect, women who are victims of domestic violence will be “forced to stay in their homes with their abuser” at the “hands of the GOP….Edwards said $20 million in cuts will be made from programs funded by the Violence Against Women Act, as a result of the sequester. According to the Justice Department, however, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) operated on a budget of $412.5 million during fiscal year 2012, and has requested the same amount of funding for this fiscal year.’
Kidd’s reaction to this is about the same as Eagle Forum founder and just as much a critic of VAWA Phyllis Schlafly.
The Violence Against Women Act is unconstitutional. No where in the U.S. Constitution does it give Congress the authority to steal the fruits of your labor to fund that Act. That particular social disease falls squarely under the Tenth Amendment. It is up to state and local governments to address the issue if that’s what the people in that state want their tax dollars to be spent on. That $412.5 million dollars is more debt. Since the people’s purse is overdrawn $16.5 TRILLION dollars, it has to be borrowed.
And one of the other clowns of Congress, California Communist Congress Critter Maxine Waters has joined under the big top.
Maxine Waters Warns 170 MILLION Jobs Could Be Lost Due to Sequestration Cuts. Mad Max is delusional. Comrade Waters is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who should not be allowed to serve in Congress. Like Comrade Edwards, neither one of them took the oath of office with any intention of upholding it.
Before you become further outraged by the action or inactions of DC, Kidd offers a major solution; one that will have the teacher’s unions up in arms (SO SAD TOO BAD FOR THEM)

Because of the deliberate dumbing down of America’s children who grow to adulthood, the people of this country have demanded their own destruction by their own hand. Civics and the history of this country is either no longer taught in schools or so watered down, by adulthood, Americans have no idea what a constitutional republic means or even what the U.S. Constitution says. Socialists and communists aka liberals aka progressive liberals who teach in public schools feed America’s children and young adults hard line propaganda. The in-your-face indoctrination in the government’s dumbing down institutions is right there for anyone to see:

Texas 6th graders design flags for a new socialist nation (plant the seeds)
Caught on tape: Union teachers explaining how to push Marxism in the classroom
Pro-Obama Song Taught to Kindergartners at Texas School
Middle school class required to conduct opposition research for Obama re-election campaign
Students at Florida college show unmistakable signs of prior Marxist indoctrination
Texas teaching ‘Allah is the Almighty God’
Young People More Likely To Favor Socialism Than Capitalism: Pew

No where in Art. 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution does it authorize Congress to legislate education.

Department of Education must be abolished

“Of course, just the opposite has taken place and, in fact, the goals for creating the “New Communist Man” was given a huge boost with President Bush’s deceptive “No Child Left Behind” program. As for the repeal of the School-To-Work Act of 1994, Council of Foreign Relations kingpin Henry Hyde explained it this way:

“When carried to its logical extreme, it chooses careers for every American worker. Children’s careers will be chosen for them by Workforce Development Boards and federal agencies at the earliest possible age …”Statewide Workforce Development Boards have formed to study which labor skills are needed in each state to determine “human resources” training requirements. Of course, this will decide also where these human resources will reside.

“Chilling to say the least – and it gets worse when one reads President Bush’s Executive Order, signed June 20, 2001, titled “21st Century Workforce Initiative.” The blueprint for forced labor is now being implemented quietly while parents and politicians scream, “More money for education.” Essentially they are asking to pay for the rope to hang their own children.”

The Federal Dept of Education is unconstitutional and the states must, under the Tenth Amendment, sever all ties – including financial – with that toxic cabinet. Savings to the American people: $66 BILLION dollars a year. Remember: The treasury is overdrawn $16.5 TRILLION, so every penny has to be borrowed. Using debt to fund expenditures is financial suicide. We are already fleeced in taxes at the state and local level to fund education. Here in Texas, there are about 400,000 ILLEGAL aliens stealing our classroom resources costing Texans $3.5 BILLION dollars a year. Yet, Texans continue to reelect the same incumbents to our state legislature who allow this rape to continue. Illegal aliens have no right to attend our schools and I resent the hell out of being taxed to pay for it.

And Kidd also calls for elimination of The EPA, Federal Department of Labor, and all US foreign aid.
But how do we really and truly balance our budget?  You sure as hell cannot do that through a balanced budget amendment.  Besides from opening up the possibility of a Con-Con, where anything’s possible, the financial considerations of a BBA won’t really work.  In her second article, WHY THE “BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT” IS A HOAX AND A DEADLY TRAP , Devvy Kidd breaks down the myths and realities behind the BBA.
For starters, how did we get to this deficit we are at? Well for starters the debt goes up at the rate of 4 billion bucks A DAY.  And what comprises this debt?

Congress spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly. Congress appropriates $147 million a year to subsidize Brazilian cotton farmers. Congress spent $3.6 million to fund a study of the sex lives of dope-smoking, menstruating monkeys. Congress paid $500,000 to paint a salmon on an Alaska Airlines passenger jet. Congress appropriates $6.9 billion a year for the National Science Foundation where they fund such research as that which revealed the amazing fact that sick shrimp do not perform as well on stamina tests as do healthy shrimp.[1] Citizens Against Government Waste’s pig book shows Congress spent $16,547,558,748. on pork projects last year. In Sen. Tom Coburn’s Waste Book 2010, which lists 100 spending projects, he shows that $1.5 million was spent to spruce up apartments in Shreveport, La. before they were torn down. 

And that’s not all.  It’s all illegal.
“This spending….
But alas no one cares about our founding document, including globalist Supreme Court judges like Ruth Bader Ginsberg who thnks the South African Constitution is superior to ours!
Oh and speaking of Unconstitutional…
Devvy and I will, in the matter of just HOW bad a BBA would be.

Section 1: They won’t spend more than they take in unless they vote to spend more than they take in.

Section 2: They won’t spend more than 18% of the GDP unless they vote to spend more than 18% of the GDP.

Section 3: The President will write the budget: He will designate the taxes, and what the money will be spent on. He won’t spend more than he decides to tax you for, and he won’t spend more than 18% of the GDP. The GDP is a computation made by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the Department of Commerce, an agency under the control of the President. [Do you see? The President controls the agency which computes the number which limits his spending.]

Section 4: Congress won’t make a law raising your taxes unless they vote to raise your taxes.

Section 5: Congress won’t raise the debt limit unless they vote to raise the debt limit.

Sections 6 & 7: Congress can waive the above provisions of the BBA (except for Sec. 4 which says they can’t raise your taxes unless they vote to raise your taxes) when there is a declared war or a “military conflict” which they think justifies their waiving the above provisions of the BBA.

Section 8: Courts can’t order your taxes to be raised. [But you can bet your life that this section, together with section 3, will be seen to authorize the President to order that your taxes be raised.]

Section 9: I leave this to others to explain. But be assured the President’s minions will define stuff however he wants; make stuff “off-budget” or “on-budget” to fit his agenda.

Section 10: Congress can make laws to enforce the BBA, and can rely on numbers provided by the President who is to be given constitutional authority to order tax increases & decide how to spend the money.

So does this kill our Constitution?  The answer is yes, which is what the NWO wants.
1. It would Transform Our Constitution From One of Enumerated Spending Powers To One of General (“Unlimited”) Spending Powers. Unlimited spending means more printing of fake fiat money under the Fed.
2. The BBA Transfers Control of the “Purse” from Congress to the President. (This one is already compromised by the ILLEGAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, DOLLAR KILLING FEDERAL RESERVE)
3. The BBA grants judicial power over taxing & spending to the federal courts. And with a Supreme Court run by extremists who want the Republic dead, number 3 if I were in Congress (and God help me if I am)…THAT’S THE DEAL BREAKER FOR ME!
Not even Alexander Hamilton would like this…
And so five (5) people on the supreme Court will decide an issue which goes to the heart of our Constitution – an issue which the People clamoring for the BBA don’t even know exists. And remember: Our supreme Court is filled with fallen people who looked at Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendment and said it means that women may kill their babies. They looked at the 1st Amendment and said it means that Congress may regulate political speech, and courts may ban Christian speech in the public square, but it gives Westboro “baptists” a “right” to spew their filth & hate at private funerals of dead American heroes.
Is it any wonder why Devvy wrote in a recent column as to why the Supreme Court should be IMPEACHED?  The sequester circus is only the start of the economic malaise that led to the end of the Soviet Union…IT DROVE ITSELF TO A DEATH BY DEBT!