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What Would You Do With a Trillion Dollars?

Young people from across the nation voice alternatives to war spending through film

PHILADELPHIA - January 6 - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and National Priorities Project (NPP) are preparing to announce the six lucky winners of If I Had a Trillion Dollars (IHTD), a national video contest which asks young people to convey how they would spend the more than $1 trillion dollars spent on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After receiving 48 compelling video submissions from passionate young men and women across the country, AFSC and NPP will be announcing first, second and third place prizes in both the middle/high school and the college level categories on January 17, 2011, the celebrated birthday of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All videos can be viewed on the IHTD YouTube channel:

The two national organizations launched this collaboration with the goal of engaging young people in conversation about military spending and our nation's federal budget priorities.

First prize is a trip to Washington, D.C. and a video screening for members of Congress and the Obama Administration, to coincide with the release of the President's 2012 budget.

A panel of esteemed artists/scholars, Haydn Reiss, Andrea Assaf, Diana Coryat and Vijay Prashad, will judge the submissions and decide the winners for each category.

Nathara Bailey, at Amherst Regional High School (MA) reflected that she "had never worked with federal figures and the only thing [she] knew about the budget was from [her] own school and seeing [programs] being cut." While she had an idea of how much money the wars have cost, working with the exact figures "created a whole other level or layer to [her] understanding of how much money was being spent." Bailey focused on education because "everything starts there...there are a lot of things missing in [the] education system due to the budget and that's really unfortunate because that's where we are supposed to start being people."

Cara Cheng, at Lick-Wilmerding High School (CA) wrote, "Instead of using $1 trillion to harm, we have multiple alternatives to use the money to benefit the world. I participated in this contest to help our community and our world."

Aiden Tharp, at the University of Chicago (IL) offered, "The number one change I would like to see in my community is better and broader funding of social service programs, whether housing, food, income, children and family services or education. Just one example of where we need help is with homeless youth in Chicago. On any given night there are approximately 9.000 homeless youth looking for shelter but only 306 beds available."

To view and comment on the videos, visit For more on the contest, visit


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The National Priorities Project (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels. For more information, go to


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Hey kidz!!! We know what Zionist Dov "Books" Zakheim would do with a few TRILLION dollars . . . ;-)

. . . finance the biggest false flag operation in history that would result in the complete looting and destruction of this Great Constitutional Republic by creating a series of ILLEGAL unending WARS/OCCUPATIONS and enslaving WE THE PEOPLE with the WAR DEBT . .

. . . at compound interest of course . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and article from Online Journal)
"Following Zakheim and Pentagon trillions to Israel and 9-11 - Think of this as part two of Recherche du trillions perdu, my Online Journal article on Dov Zakheim, former Bush appointee as Pentagon Comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004. At that time he was unable to explain the disappearance of $1 trillion dollars. Actually, nearly three years earlier, Donald Rumsfeld announced on September 10, 2001 that an audit discovered $2.3 trillion was also missing from the Pentagon books. That story, as I mentioned, was buried under 9-11’s rubble. The two sums disappeared on Zakheim’s watch."

(full story)

Of special note in this 2006 article is that Dov "Books" Zakheim left the Pentagon to take a job at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton.

(clipped text from above article)
"Yet on May 6, 2004, Zakheim took a lucrative position at Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the most prestigious strategy consulting firms in the world. One of its clients then was Blessed Relief, a charity said to be a front for Osama bin Laden. Booz, Allen & Hamilton then also worked closely with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is the research arm of the Department of Defense. So the dark card was shifted to another part of the deck."
(end clipped text)

Now, as some of you kidz that have been around for a while remember . . . this ol' fool from North Cackilacki's company, "Bivouac International" was contracted in the late 1990s to develop and deliver the "Next Generation" Telecommunication Courses for the Telcos, the NSA, the U.S. Military, etc . . .

That's when I discovered that they were intentionally breaking our Communication Laws (4th Amendment, FISA, etc) . . .

(link to video clip - approx. 2 minutes)
"Michael Hayden: 'probable cause' is not in the 4th Amendment"

. . . not to mention deliberately using the new "Soft Switch Technology" mandated by the "Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994" (CALEA)to open up a back door for a Foreign Nation (read "Israel") to completely compromise our National Security at the Government, Business, Military and Individual levels (read "blackmail", "espionage", and "Game Theory Profiling").

I spent lots of time at Booz, Allen & Hamilton (and MITRE) since they were the ones developing the software for the NSA computers which we now know was based on Israeli developed "Game Theory" war planning models to be used against WE THE PEOPLE.

(link to video - Part 1 of 3 - approx. 10 minutes)
"Criminal State - A Closer Look at Israel's Role in Terrorism"

What is of "interest" to me is how Booz, Allen, & Hamilton just keeps popping up . . .

Now, you kidz have surely heard about how former BushCo advisor John Wheeler III just happened to wander into a trash dumpster and end up dead in a landfill on New Year's Eve, right? . . .

(clipped headline)
"Another Dead Body From the Cheney Dual Nuclear Chain-of-Command Days Turns Up - Former special assistant to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne, John Wheeler III, also a veteran of the GHW Bush and Reagan administrations, was discovered at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington, Delaware on December 31 after it was dumped from a sanitation truck that originated its run in Newark, Delaware."

(full story)

Well, what is "interesting" is when you start playing "connect the dotz" to this BushCo chain of command structure . . . and once again, Booz, Allen & Hamilton pops up . . .

(clipped text from above article)
"Our April 25, 2008 report also pointed out: "Gates ordered an outside review of the Minot incident conducted by retired former Air Force Chief of Staff General Larry Welch. Welch was hardly an impartial judge, having been part of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's favorite program, the Ballistic Missile Defense System or 'Star Wars II.' Welch led a Blue Ribbon panel that heaped praise on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, then led by Air Force General Ronald Kadish. . . Ronald Kadish works for Booz Allen"
(end clipped text)

Interesting, no?

Connect the dotz . .. see the pattern . ..

. . . and ALWAYS . .. FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!!

After all, a TRILLION Dollars here, and a TRILLION Dollars there . . . and pretty soon you're talking real money!!! . . . ;-)

"Say you don't need no diamond ring
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing
That money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money,
Money can't buy me love"
- "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles


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