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OLDDOGS SCUMBAG JACKASS OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO:

January 10th, 2012 by

 

MAYOR CORY A. BOOKER OF NEWARK N.J.

 

HERE’S WHY

 

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New Jersey Will Pay You $1000 To Destroy The 2nd Amendment

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Brandon Smith

Alt-Market 

There is nothing more disgusting or detestable than a citizen informant. Without citizen informants, tyrants could never retain the kind of power they wield. In fact, without citizen informants, totalitarian movements would never gain traction. This is why EVERY functional oligarchy throughout history has implemented programs designed to encourage the development of common spies, using the promise of monetary reward, or collective recognition.

Sadly, there are many in our society that would gladly sell out their closest friends and family to the tortures of authoritarian bureaucracy for nothing more than a firm pat on the head and a few fiat dollars. If there was ever a more degraded lot of bottom feeding opportunist scum, the citizen informant is the very epitome.

With the implementation of the “See Something, Say Something” program, and the increasing drive by the White House to institute community watch efforts to route out “extremists”, showcased quite clearly in strategic outlines like the ‘Empowering Local Partners To Prevent Violent Extremism In The United States’:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/

empowering_local_partners.pdf

The issue of informant networking has come to the forefront in America. My personal view is that these nauseating and diseased people should be treated as treasonous as any globalist, regardless of stated intention. That said, in an environment rife with extraneous poverty, informancy cannot be avoided. Plenty of men and women, stricken with empty wallets and bellies, are extraordinarily prone to betrayal, regardless of their inherent morality. This is the kind of world we will soon be living in, and this is the kind of environment that corrupt officials like those in New Jersey are prone to exploit. Pathetic, weak, cowardly, but ultimately dangerous sheep unknowingly serving the very men who would seek to enslave them. 

In terms of 2nd Amendment rights, I find the very idea of debate rather pointless. The logic is undeniable. If you cannot defend yourself, you are a victim. Period. You become food for predators and parasites. Any state government or national government which actively seeks to disarm its citizens is suspect. I couldn’t care less about their stated rationalizations or rhetoric. In New Jersey, in Chicago, in Washington D.C., or anywhere else for that matter, an innocent man who is disarmed by law will always be victimized by an outlaw who armed through criminality. The concept of reduced crime through gun confiscation is so naïve it warrants considerable analysis. Through such efforts, good men are left defenseless, while evil men are free to wreak havoc.

The 2nd Amendment is not a negotiable or debatable pillar of the Constitution. It is absolute in its protection. Every American, regardless of the temporary circumstances of the times, is free to arm and defend himself from ANY enemy, from average criminals, to government thugs. The gun confiscation program featured in the video below, and instituted by officials in New Jersey, should not be taken lightly. The pure idiocy inherent in its premise cannot be ignored. New Jersey’s willingness to pay off potential informants could very well be a petri dish test for much more expansive programs across the country in the future. If we cannot stop the corruption and anti-constitutionalism of a pathetic state like New Jersey, then how can we expect to disrupt the same brand of corruption throughout the U.S.?

 

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Guns are simply not the issue. An armed and educated populace is a populace safe from crime. This is a fact. New Jersey’s informant program is a travesty of justice, not only because it encourages American on American treason, but also because it ignores the very purpose behind the Second Amendment; to create a populace free from the fear of tyranny. If we do not put an end to the anti-gun tides in New Jersey, we should fully expect to see such atrocities against freedom planted at our own front doors in the near future. There are no exceptions to the Constitution. New Jersey is not outside of its jurisdiction. Every person in that state deserves the same protections as anyone else. We must disrupt the sick and perverted no questions asked buy-off policies now prominent in that region, or be subject to the same in the near future…

Brandon Smith

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THANK YOU BARBARA AND BRANDON

 

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Exposing Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

January 10th, 2012 by

 

By Mike Barrett
Activist Post

Monsanto is not simply a company who sells genetically modified products to those seeking them.

This massive corporation is actually very much involved with the passing and proposals of regulations concerning the very GM ingredients they are responsible for.

You may think those helping to pass the GMO bills truly believe that genetically engineering the food supply is beneficial to public health, but the scary truth is that many of said individuals couldn’t care less about humankind or the future of the planet. As far as many government regulators are concerned, Monsanto can spread its wings far and wide – so as long as those in power are living large.

Exposing Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

During the 3rd quarter of 2011, biotech giant Monsanto spent a whopping $2 million lobbying the federal government. The lobbying focused on issues like regulations for genetically modified crops and patent reforms, a previous report says. The recent lobbying was aimed at the US congress as well as the USDA to weaken regulatory requirements for the production of GM sugarbeets and alfalfa. This kind of lobbying from Monsanto has been going on for years, with over $8 million spent annually over the last few years.

It is this kind of government lobbying that ignites so much backing from government agencies like the USDA. In 2011 the USDA was going to let Monsanto conduct its own environmental studies as part of a two-year USDA experiment. But there is no good that can possibly come of an experiment where the company behind nearly every genetically modified crop in our daily diets is allowed to decide whether its products are causing any environmental harm. Allowing a company with such incredible negative influence to police itself will only result in individual and environmental harm.

More recently, the United States Department of Agriculture has decided to deregulate two of Monsanto’s genetically modified seed varieties, giving the company a further grasp on the already dominated food supply of the nation.

Amazingly, it gets even worse.

What may be most shocking is the latest  leaked information regarding Monsanto and its future expansion. The United States is threatening nations who oppose Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) crops with military-style trade wars, according to information obtained and released by the organization WikiLeaks.

The WikiLeaks cable reveals that in late 2007, the United States ambassador to France and business partner to George W. Bush, Craig Stapleton, requested that the European Union along with particular nations that did not support GMO crops be penalized. Perhaps the most shocking piece of information exposed by the cables is the fact that these U.S. diplomats are actually working directly for biotech corporations like Monsanto.

Amazingly, this is not the only case of corruption revealed. In similar newly released cables, United States diplomats are found to have pushed GMO crops as a strategic government and commercial imperative. Furthermore, advisers to the pope were specifically targeted by the United States. This may very well have to do with the fact that many Catholic bishops and figureheads have openly denounced GMO crops.

Given the evidence revealing Monsanto’s ability to ‘legally’ persuade government officials, it seems the company is obviously pulling every move they can possible make in order to push their health-endangering agenda.

Explore More:

1.     USDA Steps Back and Gives Monsanto More Power Over GMO Seeds

2.     GMO Giant Monsanto Will Soon Be Allowed To Police Itself

3.     Monsanto GMO Seeds Use to Further Expand Within US

4.     Monsanto GMO Sugarbeets to be Destroyed | Court Concludes USDA Illegally Approved Biotech Crop

5.     Monsanto’s GMO Crops Ravage US, USDA Ignores Dangers

6.     How Your Taxes are Being Used by the Government to Produce Junk Food

 

MONOPOLY

 

 

(27 Congressmen to Court) If Individual Mandates Unconstitutional Strike Down All Obamacare

January 10th, 2012 by

 

By Fred Lucas
January 9, 2012
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(CNSNews.com) – Twenty-seven members of Congress, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), have signed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the entire Obamacare law if it finds that the individual mandate provision is unconstitutional.

The Family Research Council filed the amicus curiae in the case challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

The individual mandate is one provision in a larger law that also requires certain employers to provide government-approved insurance or face a penalty, establishes exchanges for government-approved insurance plans and requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.

Key to the high court’s decision will be whether striking down this provision would nullify the entire law. The legislation did not contain a severability clause. Severability would allow some parts of the law to be struck down while maintaining others.

Opponents argue that that the provisiom requiring individuals to buy health insurance is not constitutional, while the Obama administration contends that the Commerce Clause of the Constitution allows it.

Several lawsuits have been brought against the law, with some lower federal courts striking down the law and others affirming it.

Other members of Congress to join the brief are House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution Chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a candidate for governor of Indiana and senior House Judiciary members Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

Ken Klukowski, legal counsel for the Family Research Council, and Nelson Lund, a professor at George Mason University School of Law, co-authored the brief. The FRC’s earlier brief was cited in Florida U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson’s decision to strike down the entire Obamacare law as unconstitutional.

“After almost two years of impassioned debate, Obamacare will finally have its day before the Supreme Court,” Klukowski said in a statement. “The 'individual mandate' in Obamacare that requires all Americans to have health insurance is unconstitutional. And for the reasons we explain in this brief, 135 years of Supreme Court precedent show that this is one of those rare instances where striking down the individual-mandate provision requires the Court to strike down this entire 2,700-page law.

“We have high hopes that the Supreme Court will recognize that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, and will act to safeguard the freedoms of all Americans by holding the individual mandate 'nonseverable,' and strike down every part of Obamacare,” Klukowski continued.

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WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE?

January 9th, 2012 by

 

A Tribute to Joe who just turned 80 
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 14:29:20 -0600

A tribute to a Celtic Warrior written by another of the dying breed of Celtic Warriors, Sgt. Major Mike Gaddy (Ret) & Constitutionalist Extraordinaire.

These are indeed times that try men’s souls and if not for the Bravehearts we would all be in literal chains long ago­but a few cannot stem the tsunami of collectivist tyranny sweeping the world.

Treasure the Liberty Warriors & Defenders of Western Civilization while we have them for it is quite possible they will not come again.  Pity the young who may never know true liberty. 

(This missive is being sent without the consent or knowledge of the tribute subject)

 WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE?

 For most of my adult life, I have heard people refer to themselves as “conservative.” I’ve had a real hard time reconciling in my mind what that actually means. Some folks I’ve known who considered themselves
conservatives were nothing but political whores; hiding behind some professed idealism in order to feather their own nest using whatever political connections they could establish to exploit their fellow man. Others who preach right wing fanaticism are nothing less than born again Fascists; all they are lacking is the funny little moustache. War is the answer; forget the question. Then there were the liberals who saw a swing of political  power to the right during the Reagan years and used it to bring tenets of the welfare/warfare state to the political right, masquerading as compassionate conservatism.
 
Standing in front of the Trading Post in Palominas Arizona several years ago, I met a true conservative; a man who practices real conservatism every day of his life. Joe is an American from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. He cares deeply about America, freedom and liberty.
 
Joe sees being a conservative as a way of life, not a political persuasion. He stands firm in defense of freedom and sees that to preserve freedom government must always be minimized. He understands the natural laws mentioned by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence and that those laws existed long before the very idea of government. He also understands these rights do not depend on government for their moral authority. He understands that a true conservative takes responsibility for his own life and that means some folks will succeed while others fail and the great majority just muddle by. He knows that cosmic justice or social justice does not exist on the human plane and that any effort by government to implement either is simply government attempting to become a deity, taking from those who produce to give to those who believe they are entitled to that which belongs to others.
 
He knows that men are essentially selfish creatures and given half a chance will threaten the freedom of others. He understands the only valid function of government is to protect the rights of all, not take from some to idealistically level the playing field. To do otherwise is to violate the reason for the very existence of government.
 
He understands a true conservative sees no legitimate reason to take the freedom of anyone who operates within the concept of the rule of law, especially under some delusional belief that security can be guaranteed by doing so .He understands that man does not control the laws of the universe and that security is nothing but an illusion and cannot be purchased with money or freedom.
 
Joe understands the base instincts of those who actively seek dominion and control over the lives and property of others. He knows they very seldom, if ever, have the morals and integrity to avoid the temptation to enrich themselves at the expense of others. They are just not wired that way. He knows when you place a weasel in a hen house; the weasel will do what weasels do: it will eat chickens. Joe also knows the lesser of two weasels will only eat fewer chickens until it perfects its skills or learns from bigger weasels how  to eat all the chickens it can. Joe knows the person who would best serve the interests of others is the person who would be most reluctant to involve themselves in the process because they only desire to be left alone to succeed or fail on their own.
 
Joe wears the scars of criticism from the socialist left as a badge of honor. His efforts towards individual freedom and a government that operates within its intended purpose draws the slings, arrows, lies and slurs of Marxist Socialists everywhere in our society. The lesson Joe provides for all who are engaged in the battle for liberty is: if you are not the victim of verbal assaults, character assassinations and outright lies, you aren’t fighting hard enough.
 
Was Joe born to fight these battles? There is considerable evidence which indicates he was. A true “Son of the South,” Joe inherited the unbridled love of liberty of Jefferson; the personal character of Lee; the boldness of Jackson and the tenacity of Forrest.
 
Possibly Joe’s greatest attribute is: he is so focused on his goals for this country, he does not see in himself the characteristics mentioned above.  Joe loves this country and his native South with a passion most will never understand. He sees them both as deserving of loyalty and dedication, not instruments to use for his own enrichment and glory.
 
General George S. Patton is said to have commented that with a company of Citadel grads he could win a battle and with a division of VMI grads he could win a war. If we had a hundred men like Joe, we could turn this country around.
 
In Liberty
mike
 
“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”~Patrick Henry

 

Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

 

 

Wyoming sheriffs put feds in their place

January 9th, 2012 by

 

http://www.dailypaul.com/45007/wyoming-sheriffs-put-feds-in-their-place
 

The court confirms and asserts that "the duly elected sheriff of a
county is the highest law enforcement official within a county and has
law enforcement powers EXCEEDING that of any other state OR federal
official."
http://newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid/266/ID/1613/County-Sheriff-Can-Bust-Big-Brother-Wyoming-Sheriffs-Put-Feds-in-Their-Place.aspx
County sheriffs in Wyoming have scored a big one for the 10th Amendment and states rights.
The sheriffs slapped a federal intrusion upside the head and are insisting that all federal law enforcement officers and personnel from federal regulatory agencies must clear all their activity in a Wyoming County with the Sheriff's Office. Deja vu for those who remember big Richard Mack in Arizona.

Bighorn County Sheriff Dave Mattis spoke at a press conference following a recent U.S. District Court decision (Case No. 2:96-cv-099-J (2006)) and announced that all federal officials are forbidden to enter his county without his prior approval ……

"If a sheriff doesn't want the Feds in his county he has the constitutional right and power to keep them out, or ask them to leave, or retain them in custody."

The court decision was the result of a suit against both the BATF and the IRS by Mattis and other members of the Wyoming Sheriff's Association. The suit in the Wyoming federal court district sought restoration of the protections enshrined in the United States Constitution and the Wyoming Constitution.

 

 

Constitution

 

Dominant monied interests

January 8th, 2012 by

 

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/102591-2012-01-04-money-power-runs-america.htm
 

 

Written by Stephen Lendman
Date: January 5, 2012

 

 Corruption
 

Money Power Runs America – by Stephen Lendman

Wall Street does it by controlling money, credit and debt, as well as manipulating markets for private enrichment. House and Senate millionaires do it their way for greater wealth, privilege, power and status.

New Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) figures show it. More on them below. New York Times writer Eric Lichtblau commented in his article headlined, "Economic Downturn Took a Detour at Capitol Hill," saying:

In 1991, Representative Ed Pastor (D. AR) entered Congress with around $100,000 in savings and as much debt owed to banks. Now he's a millionaire, one of 250 in Congress.

"And the wealth gap between lawmakers and their constituents appears to be growing quickly" as austerity cuts harm most Americans needing help during harder than ever hard times.

Since 2008, they've lost jobs, homes, personal savings, and futures. At the same time, congressional members are richer than ever. Perhaps never "has the divide (been) so wide, or the public contrast so stark, between lawmakers and those they represent."

No wonder Gallop's year end poll showed Congress getting its lowest ever 11% approval rating. At the same time, growing numbers of Americans reject both parties for independent or unaffiliated status.

On November 14, the Atlantic Wire headlined, "How Members of Congress Get Rich Through 'Honest Graft,'" saying:

"A 60 Minutes report examined the ways members of Congress trade on inside, privileged information" to get rich. "Congresspeople are exempt from insider trading rules" so profit in ways others can't legally.

They do it through stock trades and privileged business deals. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert earmarked funding for a federal highway project on land he owned. He later sold it for $2 million.

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi profited from eight IPOs, including some "that had business before her House." So have other congressional members, past and present.

Former Senator Bob Dole bought shares in Automatic Data Processing four days before GHW Bush signed legislation with new military data processing rules benefitting the company handsomely.

Former Speaker and Republican presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich bought Boeing stock just before he helped kill amendments to cut International Space Station funding. It helped Boeing secure a lucrative contract.

Numerous others in Congress profit the same way. Some hit the jackpot. In 2004, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis published a report showing Senate portfolios outperformed the market by about 12% annually. It didn't happen by chance.

A 2011 study showed House member investments exceed market performance by 6%. Do it annually and it adds up. For example, $100 invested at 6% for 40 years grows tenfold. At 12%, it's 80-fold.

Washington runs on inside information. Congressional members use it to get rich. While their median net worth gained 15% from 2004 to 2010, America's 10% richest found theirs unchanged, and for Americans overall, it dropped based on inflation-adjusted dollars.

Of course, America's top 1% outdid them all. Why else would nationwide protests target them for social justice.

Notably, congressional wealth grew two and a half times (from $280,000 to $725,000) from 1984 to 2009 in inflation-adjusted dollars, while for average Americans it declined slightly. Moreover, for the past half century, income inequality mostly benefits congressional conservatives. Progressivism pays poorly.

In 1984, one in five House members had zero or negative net worth, excluding home equity and other non-income producing property. By 2009, it dropped to one in 12.

As a result, the gap between congressional members and their constituents perhaps never has been so wide. Moreover, it increases annually at a time Main Street's suffering harder than ever hard times, and few in Washington care.

Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) Report

It began saying:

"These days, being a millionaire (puts you in) the (top) one percent. But in Congress, it only makes you average."

Among 535 House and Senate members, 250 (or 47%) are millionaires, based on 2010 financial disclosure forms. Only America's top 1% enjoys that status. According to CRP's executive director Sheila Krumholz:

"The vast majority of members of Congress are quite comfortable financially, while many of their own constituents suffer from economic hardship."

It's largely from decades of destructive bipartisan policies. Since the 1980s, economic inequality grew enormously. Business and super-rich elites profited handsomely at the expense of working class people.

Wealth disparity is unprecedented at a time nearly 23% of Americans are unemployed. Half of US households are impoverished or bordering on it. Millions lost homes, and growing hunger and homelessness threaten millions more.

In contrast, congressional members never had it so good. "It's no surprise that so many people grumble about lawmakers being out-of-touch," said Krumholz. "Few Americans enjoy the same financial cushion maintained by most members of Congress – or the same access to market-altering information that could yield personal financial gains."

Moreover, congressional pay, benefits and perks alone are generous. In 2011, rank and file House and Senate members earned $174,000. According to US Census data, median 2010 household income is $48,753.

In February 2011, the Congressional Research Service reported the following legislative, executive and judicial salaries:

President: $400,000

Vice President: $230,700

House Speaker: $223,500

Senate President Pro Tempore: $193,400

House and Senate Majority and Minority leaders: $193,400

Senators and Representatives: $174,000

Supreme Court Chief Justice: $223,500

Associate Justices: $213,900

Federal Court of Appeals Judges: $184,500

Federal District Court Judges: $174,000

Moreover, generous benefits and allowances are provided, including lucrative pensions based on years of service, peak salary levels, an accrual rate, and whether members are covered under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and/or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

For example, a House or Senate member retiring in December 2010 with 32 years of service averaged $92,251 in annual pensions supplemented by cost of living increases. Most members have shorter tenures and get less. By law, pensions can't exceed 80% of final year of service pay.

In 2006, retired members covered by CSRS got average pensions of $60,972. Those retiring under FERS, or in combination with CSRS, averaged $35,952.

Historically, it was much different. From 1789 to 1815, congressional members got $6 per day while Congress was in session. From 1815 to 1817, they earned $1,500 annually. From 1818 – 1855, they got $8 a day.

Thereafter, they got $3,000 annual salaries. In 1907, it was raised to $7,500. In 2006, they earned $165,000. Leaders got more. Today, congressional members profit handsomely from pay, benefits, perks, and investment returns based on inside information.

For example, 2010 US household median net worth is $120,000. For congressional members, it's $912,000. In 2009, 7.8 million households had net worths of $1 million or more, around 2.5% of all households. In contrast, 47% of congressional members are millionaires.

The top 10 include:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R. CA): an estimated $451.1 million net worth

Rep. Jane Harman (D. CA): $435.4 million

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R. FL): $366.2 million

Senator John Kerry (D. MA): $249.9 million

Rep. Jared Polis (D. CO): $285.1 million

Senator Mark Warner (D. VA): $283.1 million

Senator Herb Kohl (D. WI): $231.2 million

Rep. Michael McCaul (R. TX): $201.5 million

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D. W VA): $136.2 million

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D. CA): $108.1 million

Combined net worth: $2.8 billion

All support lower corporate, capital gains, and top bracket personal tax rates. They also back austerity cuts for ordinary Americans, including lower Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Median US senator net worth is $2.63 million – 16% higher than 2008. In 2010, 37 Senate Democrats and 30 Republican counterparts had average net worths exceeding $1 million. So did 110 House Republicans and 73 Democrats.

In 2010, median Republican House member net worth stood at $834,250. For Democrats it was $635,000 for an average $756,765 – 17% higher than 2008.

By law, all House and Senate members must report their own holdings and that of spouses and dependents annually. However, precise investment values can't be determined so estimates are made. They exclude non-income generating personal property (including homes, cars, artwork, etc.) and pension benefit values.

Moreover, the top spousal bracket is "more than $1 million," so true net worth amounts for many lawmakers "are likely undervalued." For example, some believe John Kerry's wife Teresa Heinz's net worth exceeds $1 billion. As the Heinz heiress, it's likely more.

A Final Comment

At a time class war in America rages, growing human need goes unaddressed, Washington is corporate occupied territory, and endless imperial wars ravage the world one country at a time with more planned, congressional members never had it so good.

No wonder fed up Americans want long denied social justice, and Occupy Wall Street calls "world revolution" the "only solution."

Change never comes top down, only bottom up. Society's privileged with power never yield it. Pressure's building to force them. Human need's too great and worsening. When pain levels cross a threshold of no return, all bets are off. Or as Gerald Celente says:

"When people lose everything and have nothing else to lose, they lose it."

That moment of truth draws closer, and not just in America.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I hold no grudge towards people who out of great risk, or down right talent, make big bucks, but for a Congress critter to be able to use his job to get a pass on the laws everyone else is expected to adhere too is pushing it. I see no sense in sending people to DC so they can profit beyond what they could in previous employment, and especially when they have no consideration for their constituents. There is no other occupation where a person could claim to be a servant, and do it with their head held high. It is a very high honor to be elected as a servant of the people, because the people depend on them for their very life. So, I should think that being elected as a servant of the people should be worth much more than money earned at the people expense. That may very well be considered old fashion these days, or worse, but that’s how I see it. What do you think?

olddog@anationbeguiled.com 

 

GREED

 

 

SHERIFFS STANDING WITH THE PEOPLE AGAINST THE FEDS

January 7th, 2012 by

 

http://www.newswithviews.com/Pratt/larry124.htm

 By Larry Pratt 
January 7, 2012
NewsWithViews.com

I have reported earlier that sheriffs in New Mexico are

threatening to arrest federal agents if they attempt to enforce unconstitutional federal acts in contravention of state law.

The even better news is that sheriffs in other states are doing the same. Sheriff Brad Rogers of Elkhart County, Indiana has told Food and Drug Administration agents they will be arrested if they go on Amish farmer David Hochstetler’s land. Having falsely alleged that raw, unpasteurized milk sold by Hochstetler had caused several cases of food poisoning, the FDA filed a complaint in federal court to support their attack on the farmer.

I have consumed raw milk for years and can affirm that it is not only safe, but much healthier than pasteurized milk.

The threat of incarceration led the feds to withdraw their complaint against Hochstetler. This was even after US Department of Justice attorney Ross Goldstein emailed the Sheriff that he would be arrested if he protected Hochstetler. When Sheriff Rogers refused to back down, the FDA cried uncle.

Rogers’s communication to the feds seemed to have been quite convincing: “Any further attempts to inspect this farm without a warrant signed by a local judge, based on probable cause, will result in Federal inspectors’ removal or arrest for trespassing by my officers or I.” The feds have gotten used to acting without due process — in this case, that means not bothering to get a search warrant.

Rogers’ campaign website listed his number one objective as “Upholding the Constitution.” He is also concerned about the heart condition of his inmates and is determined to help “Provide Hope to Change a Heart.” Under that header he says, “The Elkhart County jail has 74 church services a month and allows unprecedented access to ministry volunteers. Not only can we impact inmates for the here and now, but for eternity.”

Sheriff Rogers requires his deputies to take three, two-day classes on the Constitution (at a tuition rate of $125 per person).

Rogers is not alone in his love for the Constitution. Ellis County, Texas Sheriff Johnny Brown has stated that he would resist any effort by the federal government to confiscate firearms in his county.

Sheriff Joe Baca in Sierra County, California told his county commission that he will not enforce road closures on Bureau of Land Management and Gila National Forest Lands.

Sheriff Gil Gilbertson of Josephine County, Oregon has told the Forest Service that he will protect those using the forest in his county. He has written a short treatise entitled, “Unraveling Federal Jurisdiction within a State.” It is actually a scholarly piece based on citations from the Constitution, court cases and statutes and concludes that the Forest Service has no authority in any county.

Siskiyou County, California Sheriff Jon Lopey has said: “I have told federal and state officials over and over that, yes, we want to preserve the environment, but you care more about the fish, frogs, trees and birds than you do about the human race. When will you start to balance your decisions to the needs of the people?…We are right now in a fight for our survival.” Lopey spearheaded a coalition of eight sheriffs calling themselves: “Defend Rural America.”

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, power was out for days. Food and medicine were about to be lost. So Sheriff Billy McGee of Forrest County, Mississippi — a Democrat — took action when he realized that a federal shipment of six trucks of ice bound for Hattiesburg turned out to be only four. McGee went in search of the other two and found them being guarded by some Army reservists who possessed bureaucratic mindsets.

McGee took steps to secure the ice, but was told he was not authorized to take the vehicles. When a reservist would not get off one of the trucks, McGee had him handcuffed. The ice was delivered where it was needed in Hattiesburg, explaining why McGee is also known as The Ice Man.

Not surprisingly, the feds have brought suit against the Sheriff in federal court. Perhaps McGee will arrest any marshals seeking to interfere with the duties of a peace officer.

It is encouraging that men of integrity, who understand that the sheriff is the top law enforcement officer in his county, have been elected in counties around the country. We should be looking for more who fit this description.

Please let me know if you are aware of any constitutional sheriffs, and email me their names and stories at ldpratt@gunowners.org.

© 2012 Larry Pratt – All Rights Reserved

Erich Pratt is the Director of Communications forGun Owners of America, a national gun lobby with over 300,000 members. GOA is located at 8001 Forbes Place, Springfield, VA 22151.

Either Pratt or another GOA spokesman is available for press interviews.

Larry Pratt has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 27 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their second amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.

He published a book, Armed People Victorious, in 1990 and was editor of a book, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias, 1995. His latest book, On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty was published in 2001.

The GOA web site is:  gunowners.org. Pratt's weekly talk show Live Fire is archived there at:www.gunowners.org/radio.htm

E-Mail: ldpratt@gunowners.org

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The Elite’s Military Problem

January 6th, 2012 by

 

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Recently I have had a new friend display a truculent attitude toward libertarianism, and rightly so, however within libertarian philosophy there is a lot of great ideas, and all one has to do is eat the meat and make weapons out of the bones. I have been publishing articles from the Daily Bell, and intend to publish more of them so as to provide the broadest source of political ideology as possible, with the confidence that my readers will be able to recognize the meat and the bones, which will educate the reader on ideas that our education should have covered. Considering the present condition of our Nation, there will no doubt be an economic crash that will devastate the majority of our politically obtuse citizens and out of necessity they will reserve their leisure time to study and help rebuild America with a Constitution with teeth that clearly sets forth the peoples ability to hold their representatives responsible for the preservation of said Constitution. Americans are going to be forced to learn about different political philosophy, and how to take the best ideas from them to construct a totally new system of governance, and economic control. Only the power of words can save us from the power of our depraved nature.


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US 'turns the page on a decade of war' … The United States is "turning the page on a decade of war", President Barack Obama said, as he unveiled a major strategic review that will cut $489 billion in defence spending over the next ten years … As the wars of the September 11 era pass, Mr Obama said America should abandon its traditional capability of fighting two major wars at once and focus on becoming a "leaner and smarter" fighting force with an emphasis on counter terrorism, reconnaissance, cyber warfare and maintaining a nuclear deterrent. In a rare appearance in the Pentagon press briefing room, Mr Obama however insisted that the US military would comfortably maintain its military supremacy, with proposed spending still larger than that of the next 10 countries combined. – UK Telegraph

Dominant Social Theme: We've changed. We're gonna be more powerful but more gentle, too. We're going to emphasize the efficiency of killing rather than its scope.

Free-Market Analysis: The Obama administration has announced a new page in a decade of war. But is this really the case? We would argue that this downsizing is noteworthy because it acknowledges that the pretense of using "citizen armies" to realize the New World Order is actually drawing to a close.

What Obama is enunciating is nothing more than a dominant social theme, in our view. The idea is to indicate to the West and to America in particular that the country's war-fervor is abating. The US will continue to be triumphantly powerful but it won't be so brash or quite so destructive.

But really nothing much has changed in terms of power elite goals. What IS changing is the way force is going to be distributed and applied.

There is going to be a transition to a more secretive military methodology, in our view. It's already happening. The powers-that-be will seek to advance their agenda via mercenaries and intelligence agencies and to fund these activities via drug dealing and various other black ops.

Is there any other choice? The Anglosphere power elite that seeks to run the world cannot likely wean itself from its military methodologies. Its command-and-control agenda rests on the threat of violence and increasingly on its actuation.

Western economies are seemingly almost entirely in the thrall of this elite. Using the wealth of central banking, it has over time created a worldwide economy that is driven by war and directed by a few select, titanic corporations that are basically the handmaidens of Washington DC and the City of London.

It would seem to be the most successful, hidden dictatorship in the history of humankind. The secrecy – especially in the 20th century – allowed the entire world to be steered in a certain direction, toward world government. This strategy is still in effect even though it has been blown open by the Internet and the increasingly powerful "Reformation" that it is causing.

What we call the Internet Reformation is evidently and obviously shaking the power elite. This powerful entity has thus been increasingly forced to show its hand in numerous ways, both legislative and military. We have come to call it "directed history." The goal is global governance and events are "arranged" to facilitate it.

Throughout the 20th century, the "globalization" trends expanded. The state was to be celebrated in all ways. What was independent and inchoate was to be made dependent and ritualized. What was art was depersonalized in order to celebrate the efficacy of the state, as was architecture. Psychology was introduced to increase the efficiency of manipulations of the middle class. Money was drained of value and increasingly controlled behind the scenes by forces bent on inflation and currency debasement.

The continuance of this mad system is brought forth despite an increasingly generalized understanding of its manifestations. Over the past 300 years, with increasing energy and efficacy, a deliberate and calculated reign has been put into place that seemingly purposefully embraces everything that is most dysfunctional and destructive about human society.

Human beings are surely complex animals, in our view, with an incredibly broad spectrum of traits. When these traits are exercised privately, no overall harm is done. But when a tiny group of elites manage to gain control of the world's money supply (as has apparently occurred) and then begin to use the power of government force to deliberately implement their agenda, large-scale disasters are surely in the offing.

In the 20th century, perhaps 150 million people died directly as the result of elite war and its directed history. The 21st century was to see the further perfection of this system of war, corporatism, looting and bloodshed. Here's some more from the article:

The cuts would represent less than 10 per cent of the current annual defence budget of $650 billion. In one of the most significant strategy shifts since the end of the Second World War, the review US will turn its focus away from Europe towards the Asian Pacific region to counter the rising influence of China.

"Our military will be leaner but the world must know the United States is going to maintain our military superiority with armed forces that are agile, flexible and ready for the full range of contingencies and threats," [Obama] said at a news conference at the Pentagon flanked by Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, and senior generals.

"Even as our troops continue to fight in Afghanistan, the tide of war is receding," he said. "Even as our forces prevail in today's missions, we have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to look ahead to the force we need for the future. Our nation is at a moment of transition."

The defence budget since the September 11 attacks on the US had grown at an "extraordinary pace" which had to slow down, he said, given the soaring budget deficits the world's superpower is facing thanks to the recession and the cost of its ageing population. "We have to renew our economic strength here at home, which is the foundation of our strength in the world. That includes putting our fiscal house in order," the president said.

We don't believe any of this. We have learned in a decade of covering such reports that government officials usually say exactly the opposite of what they mean. The Anglosphere elite cannot afford to give up its corporate/military mechanism of control.

In fact, one could make an argument that what we consider to be a deliberately introduced financial crisis has resulted in the purposeful expansion of NATO to make it into a true fighting force worldwide. Couple NATO with the mercenary expansions of outfits such as those run by the infamous Erik Prince and the steady emergence of shadowy black ops run out the City of London, Washington DC and Tel Aviv and you begin to see an entirely new militaristic paradigm.

What is interesting, we would argue, is that this configuration increasingly resembles that of ancient Rome. When the empire was weakening due to financial mismanagement and corruption, the use of mercenaries and professional soldiers greatly expanded. It didn't work, however, in the long run because people need to be motivated by a belief structure in order to be willing to fight and lay down their lives.

Absent this belief structure, defeats mount up and victories are increasingly hard to come by. This explains the failures of the West in Afghanistan and Pakistan and probably in Yemen and Somalia as well.

Conclusion: Here is the puzzle: The closer the elites draw to the New World Older, the less effective their mechanisms of control may prove.

 

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NDAA Open Season for the Police State

January 6th, 2012 by

 

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January 6, 2012
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By Jim Babka
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How the New Indefinite Detention Provisions can be used on Americans

Congress just passed, and the President just signed, a bill that gives legal authority to the President to kidnap and perpetually imprison persons, including American citizens, without the benefit of due process.

Members of Congress, in the days leading up to the vote, tried to assure their constituents that they have nothing to fear ­ that the bill doesn’t apply to Americans.

Some were lying. Most were deceived.

Now, I don’t want to imply that Barack Obama plans to sweep up every one of his critics (or even a select few) because of statements they’ve uttered publicly. That is overstatement. The law doesn’t permit that. But consider the following scenario…

You object to the way the Federal Leviathan State is run. You gather, every other Tuesday, with others who share your values. We’ll call your fictional group the Constitution League (CL).

One night, a new fellow shows up. He’s frustrated and outspoken. He complains that the time for meetings is over. Something must be done ­ something that will “get their attention.” You’re uncomfortable with his remarks but unsure how to respond.

You hope he never returns, and he doesn’t.

What you don’t know, until months later, is that one of our CL colleagues, the chapter Vice President, followed the vocal man out to the parking lot. The two exchanged email addresses and phone numbers. Then, your local VP reached out to a third man, a member of a CL chapter in the nearest big city. The three met regularly. They plotted and executed their own terrorist plot on a U.S. Government facility.

Now, your group meeting was the place they met. The Vice President used his CL email account. CL is all over the news. CL is now, for all intents and purposes, a terrorist group.

And you? Well, you’ve donated to the terrorist organization. You’ve participated in its meetings. The night this angry man walked in, you didn’t call the authorities.

* Can the President have the military come and arrest you? Yes!
* Can he (or she) send you to a military tribunal for trial or just hold you indefinitely in a military facility, without charges? Yes!

Even the bill co-sponsor, Senator McCain, appears to agree with this assessment. Senator Rand Paul asked John McCain, on the Senate floor, “…under the provisions, would it be possible that an American citizen could be declared an ‘enemy combatant’ and sent to Guantanamo Bay, and detained indefinitely?” McCain responded, “I think that as long as that individual, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE, if they POSE A THREAT to the security of the United States of America, should not be allowed to continue the threat.” {Emphasis Added}

Wait a minute. Wasn’t there a provision in this bill that exempted Americans?

Despite what your Congressional office may have told you (if you called during the debate over this bill) the answer to that question is an emphatic NO!

The relevant sections of the bill are 1021 and 1022.

* Section 1021 asserts the President’s authority to arrest suspected (not convicted) terrorists and gives him the option to choose whether or not they even get a trial, and if so, what kind of trial.

* Section 1022 requires that a certain class of terrorist get no trial. Instead they must be held in military prisons, for as long as this President, or any future President desires.

SECTION 1021

Section 1021 is very expansive in its reach. It “includ[es] any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.”

* Who is “any person?”
* What is a “belligerent act?”
* What is “direct support?”

One could be safe in assuming these words mean whatever a creatively-minded prosecutor, a flexible judge, and an ignorant jury define them to mean ­ EXCEPT THAT, UNDER THIS ACT, ONE MIGHT NEVER GET AS FAR AS A COURT HEARING.

These terms will be defined by the bureaucrats in power.

They could be used against political opponents.

1021 has NO exceptions. There’s not even a hint of an exception. Remember, that section gave the President the authority to arrest you and a set of options on how you were to be handled. These choices are completely divorced from the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments, as well as the Treason provisions of Article III. The President’s new alternatives are…

1. Detention without trial by the military
2. Trial by a military commission
3. Trial by some other court of the President’s choosing
4. Shipping you off to a foreign jurisdiction ( info here)

SECTION 1022

1022 is a REQUIREMENT ­ a binding mandate upon the President. President Obama threatened to veto the bill, but only because he feared 1022 would restrict his power too much.

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This section is for your fellow CL members/plotters. Whereas, you got snatched up for “support” or “aid” to the plot, they actually carried out an attack, or as the section itself indicates…

“…participated in the course of planning or carrying out an attack or attempted attack against the United States or its coalition partners.”

Section 1022 requires the President to go with option #1 above ­ the other three options are off the table. In other words, no trial, either in a civilian court or military tribunal.

In the final version of the bill, after a public storm started to erupt, the title of the section was changed to indicate that it only applied to “foreign al-Qaeda terrorists.” However, titles are not normally considered part of the law but merely summary descriptions to the reader of a bill.

But this title is especially IRONIC, because it’s this section that includes the so-called exemption for American citizens. Why would you need to exempt American citizens from a section of law that applies to “foreign al-Qaeda terrorists?”

The answer is because the section applies to any kind of “terrorist,” domestic or foreign, no matter what the title says.

And here’s the so-called exemption, with the key word highlighted…

The REQUIREMENT to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.

That means that military custody, without a trial, is mandated by law, but that the President, at his discretion or by written policy, may issue a waiver on the basis that a person is an American citizen.

If this provision was a true safeguard for American citizens, then the line would’ve been written like this…

Military custody of citizens of the United States is still prohibited under this act.

See the difference? It’s a requirement that can be waived at discretion, as opposed to a prohibition.

Now, do you realize Congress has given the Federal State the power to use military detention on its own citizens? And that they’ve made it possible to wage a war on peaceful activists, if they can just incite someone in your group to attempt something violent?

Don’t worry. It’s not like the FBI is busy infiltrating meetings, entrapping some dullard into a plot, equipping and financing his efforts, and then claiming credit for stopping another terrorist attack! Oh wait, that’s happened about 40 times since 9/11.

Thus, to complete our story, the angry man who showed up at the CL meeting might’ve work for the FBI. And he duped two idiots in your group, who put you and your fellow members in legal jeopardy.

This new law is that serious. President Obama has claimed he won’t use this power. All that needs to happen now is a provocative incident. Then, all bets are off. Since these nearly unlimited, un-constitutional powers are now law, this President, or a future one, will be able to kidnap and disappear Americans. It could very easily be open season for the police state.

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Jim Babka is the President of Downsize DC Foundation and DownsizeDC.org, Inc.. DownsizeDC.org will soon launch a campaign to repeal these sections from the law.

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Losing your right to grow harvest and consume your own food

January 5th, 2012 by

 

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Marti Oakley   © 2011 All Rights Reserved

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No one would have believed that the Russian government would have intentionally starved an estimated 10 million Ukrainian people to death, but the fact is …from 1932-33 they did.  During the Holodomor people became so ravenous, some inevitably turned to cannibalism. The Russian government accomplished this mass starvation by seizing control of all food production and forcing everyone to work for collective farms.  Farmers and ranchers were forced to give up their land and livestock to the state and were not allowed to consume any of the food they produced; all of it was held in government owned silo’s and terminals.  All of it sold for export to other countries and the money used to finance wars. 

This was genocide on a massive scale. It was a genocide intended to take land and farming away from the people and convert it all to state (corporate) control. It was estimated that 80% of the Ukrainian population were farmers.  As the millions died, other ethnic groups were brought in to replace the Ukrainians.  And it all began with the Russian government depleting grain reserves and food supplies and then claiming ownership and control of agriculture.

 

While our own government has not yet begun withholding food from the general population, the transferring of other ethnic groups into our communities through the promotion of illegal immigration across our southern border and from the dumping of massive numbers of alleged refugees from many mid-eastern countries into communities where the cultural, religious and ethnic back grounds quickly divide the population, is happening.  This is an intentional disruption of these communities not for the purpose of diversity, but rather, to end the sense of cultural and national unity.  This is nation busting.  Its purpose is to destroy any sense of community or national identity and loyalty.

Where is our back up?

Here in the US, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) was charged with maintaining grain reserves and commodity backups. The purpose of the CCC was to maintain a balanced supply of food commodities as a strategic backup in case of emergency and was charged with distributing those back up supplies to the population should they be needed. This purpose has long since disappeared from the CCC mission.

Along with this loss of strategic grain reserves, there is no butter, cheese, dry milk or any other food commodity stockpiled for the American people in the event the predicted food crisis occurs or, if there is in fact another “terrorist” attack.  Nearly one third of all corn crops are now diverted to ethanol production and are not grown for food; this while the coming food crisis begins. 

In the 1980’s, America’s commodity reserves were depleted and never re-established.  In 2008 all of our grain reserves were sold off and never re-established. The CCC, which has no operating personnel, exists on paper only as a conduit for financing and a means of controlling export markets. 

It is now a felony to be prepared!

The Patriot Act includes a provision that makes possession of more than one week’s worth of food or even necessary medical supplies a felony should the president declare a national emergency.  Does this make sense?  In a national emergency wouldn’t you want the population as self sufficient as possible?  Wouldn’t you be encouraging them to stockpile and prepare for one of these terrorist attacks they claim are imminent? 

Does any one besides me find it odd that while those jackasses in the District of Criminals scream that we are all out here looking for government handouts and are too lazy to take care of our selves, they are simultaneously passing laws making it illegal for us to be prepared or to do anything in the way of maintaining our self sufficiency?  Consider the ongoing mocking of so-called “preppers”; people who heeded the government warnings of possible terrorist attacks and began making preparations for that contingency.  

Bear in mind that since 2007 and the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, the president may declare a national emergency at any time that he determines there is one….even if he is the only one who thinks there is one.  No congressional oversight for six months after such a declaration was simply added to relieve congress of having to challenge the presidents claim or to be held responsible.   

What we are witnessing is the remaking of another holodomor, only this time it will be America that will suffer.  Stalin used a specific plan of attack as he began his genocide of the Ukraine.  It takes little effort to see the same system being implemented here and in other countries, obviously to affect the same result.

1928 Stalin introduces a program of agricultural collectivizationthat forces peasants/farmers to give up their private land and livestock, and join state owned, factory-like collective farms. Stalin decides that collective farms would not only feed the industrial workers in the cities but would also provide a substantial amount of grain to be sold abroad, with the money used to finance his industrialization plans.

Are any alarms going off here?

In the last ten years most especially, we have seen a concerted effort by congress, our presidents and various corporations that operate as federal agencies, to centralize food production in the hands of the state where access to markets and agricultural production will be divvied up between favored corporations.   

The FDA, an agency which represents a massive and imminent danger to the general public, announced that the citizens of the US do NOT have the right to choose what foods they will eat; that is apparently to be determined by the state.  Now logically, if we have no right to choose what foods we want to eat, neither can we produce the foods we want to eat and FDA along with the USDA and several other international organizations and federal agencies are working toward eradicating our right to grow our own foods free from government and corporate interference. 

The fake food safety bill was passed giving dictatorial powers to agency heads, and setting in motion the enforcement of unconstitutional rules and regulations meant to make independent and family farming and ranching untenable due to burdensome regulations and ever changing rules and massive enforcement operations which are never applied to corporate multi-national producers.

Name one time that USDA/FDA swat teams showed up with the local sheriff, dressed in star wars riot gear, weapons drawn, after some big Ag producer sent out millions of pounds of contaminated hamburger or even peanut butter.  But try selling fresh raw milk through your local co-op and see who comes calling.

This system is not intended to secure or make safe our food supply, but is instead the system that will be used to undermine and eradicate our independent agricultural sector converting it to a state controlled and corporately owned enterprise. 

Swat team raids are now used to trespass private property, to unlawfully seize private property, to terrorize and harass private citizens on what they thought was their land.  No evidence of wrongdoing is needed; only a “belief” that a problem might exist.  The intent is to drive independent ranchers and farmers out of business and off their land. 

The USDA is again attempting to implement the infamous National Animal Identification System (NAIS) having changed the name of the program to Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) in an effort to establish state owned herds and reducing livestock owners to “stakeholders, managers and/or operators” but NOT the actual owners of the livestock. 

The White House Rural Council

From 1929:
A policy of enforcement is applied, using regular troops and secret police. Many Ukrainian peasants/farmers, known for their independence, still refuse to join the collective farms. Stalin decides to “liquidate them as a class” and accuses Ukrainians of “bourgeois nationalism.”

While this Rural Council is said to be focused on strengthening rural economies, one has to wonder what the military role would be in that, or the role of HSD or the FBI for that matter.  Of course the focus of this Council is not to strengthen rural communities but rather to coax, push, threaten rural land owners off their land and convert private agriculture into corporately owned and run industrialized farms.  

This council has been established to determine if agricultural land owners are making “adequate and beneficial” use of their land.  If land mapping and identification of potential resources available in or on your land indicate that the “state” could make more of a profit from the resources available on land you own……you won’t own it anymore.  Your land will be taken under eminent domain and even though you will supposedly be offered a fair market price for your land, that offer won’t come until land values in your area have been intentionally reduced via government regulation and interference, to virtually nothing.  Either way, you will have no choice.  And if you refuse to leave voluntarily?  Not a problem!  The Pentagon (military) is part of this Council and will be used for enforcement.

Modern collective farms

Today’s collective farms carry the names of multi-national corporations which have steadily bought up massive areas of agricultural acres here in theUSand abroad.  Food produced on these farms is not intended for local or even national consumption.  All of it is targeted towards the global market where it is sold to the highest bidder.  If we can’t pay the price…we won’t eat.  And just to make sure you are forced into bargaining on the global market, laws are steadily being put into place to make growing your own food illegal.

  • We should not be exporting anything but the surplus beyond what we need and,
  • what is not held as emergency commodities. 
  • We should not be importing anything we can produce ourselves.
  • We should never allow foreign corporate producers and governments to under sell our domestic producers and,
  • we should never be in the position of being beggars on the destructive global market. 

Foreign countries are supplying the bulk of our food and our own government is encouraging and supporting this dumping of massive quantities of low quality, cheap food products while our independent agricultural sector has been intentionally hobbled with everything from free trade agreements to arbitrary and malicious laws, regulations and rules; the stage is set for our own version of holodomor. 

Will the real terrorists please stand up?

We have individuals from our own states and local communities who have donned government badges and who have decided to work against us.  Those individuals who show up on family farms, ranches, in local whole food stores are not foreign terrorists; they are Americans.  Having decided apparently that it is far safer to throw in with the oppressors than to stand up to oppression, these people have terrorized, harassed, intimidated and threatened other American citizens all in the name of global government. 

Hundreds of thousands of American citizens collect a paycheck for spying on and terrorizing other Americans.  Others spend their time attempting to enforce unlawful rules, regulations and unconstitutional “laws” and appear to take great pleasure in bullying and terrorizing the population. 

A line is being drawn in the sand and each of us needs to figure out which side of that line we are on.  There is a plan in motion that will harm a great many of us and there are a great many of us who will sell our souls to save ourselves. 

The day is coming when each of us will have to determine which side of the line we are on. 

 

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Police State 2012: No Need to Wait, It’s Already Here

January 4th, 2012 by

 

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by James Corbett
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03 January, 2012

A TV station in Boston airs a story about a library that sent a police sergeant to collect overdue library books from a 5-year-old girl.

The Associated Press reports on a 70 year old woman in Utah who was wrestled to the ground and arrested for failing to maintain her lawn in accordance with city standards.

The Auto-Tech blog of MSNBC runs a public interest story about the latest must-have gadget for local police stations around the country: 10-person, 16,000 pound armor plated tanks that are paid for by the federal government.

One of the greatest problems in talking about the police state is that all such discussion of the subject is hampered by the lack of a clear-cut definition.

Given the public’s own ignorance of the true nature and function of a police state, story after story after story of intolerable levels of official oppression, secret illegal surveillance, and increasingly sophisticated technology for tracking, apprehending, incapacitating and even killing dissenters can be dismissed because these stories are reported one at a time, in a contextless and therefore meaningless way that invites the interpretation that these stories are only warnings of what is to come instead of sign posts of a reality that is already here.

Those who seek to sew discord amongst the potential opposition to the growing control of the state over every aspect of the public’s lives can confuse and distract those opponents by engaging them in endless dialogues fretting about what a police state is, whether our society is becoming one, and what the hallmarks of such a state might be. Distracted in this way, the public can be tricked into believing that the police state is some imaginary future possibility, one that will only be realized when menacing troops in brown shirts, red arm bands and jack boots goose step people into internment camps against their will.

The technique is devastatingly effective because people can become caught up in pointing at this or that story of police brutality or government surveillance as signs of a police state that onlookers are always expecting.

In reality, the police state is already here, and to understand this we need look only at the decades-long history documenting the step by step construction of this system.

For many, the classical image of a police state come from works of dystopic science-fiction. These imagined police states tended to contain certain key elements that immediately let the reader or viewer know that the characters exist in a totalitarian society.

They are ruled over by powerful, authoritarian governments.

Surveillance, spying and snitching are used as ways to keep people from rebelling against the government.

Laws are arbitrary and punishments immediate.

And the laws are enforced by a menacing, militarized police force.

In the United States, the militarization of the police force began in earnest in 1969, when the LAPD deployed the first SWAT team in a shoot out with the Black Panthers. Since that point, SWAT teams have evolved into paramilitary forces equipped with tanks, stun grenades, and submachine guns. Although they were originally touted for their ability to respond to extremely dangerous and unusual situations such as hostage takings and counter-terror operations, they are now routinely deployed for everything from domestic disturbances to gambling raids.

The willingness of police departments to use their SWAT teams has even led to a new form of prank called “swatting” where people call in fake emergencies to get SWAT forces deployed on their victims.

Also in the 1960s the US government began working on a series of Continuity of Government plans to ensure order during times of so-called civil disturbances. One of the best known such plans from that era, Operation Garden Plot, envisaged military and National Guard members being deployed to police the American public in the event of a riot or uprising. This plan became the template for future contingency planning, carried on in the 1980s by Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney at the behest of the Reagan Administration. This led to Readiness Exercise 1984, a plan to round up and arrest vast numbers of US citizens during a national emergency. REX84 was famously exposed during the Iran-Contra hearings.

In February 1995, Joe Biden introduced a bill called the Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995. Proposing sweeping changes to American law enforcement, it allowed for secret evidence to be used in prosecutions, expanded wiretapping by the government, and the creation of “terrorism” as a federal crime that could be invoked to allow the use of US military in domestic law enforcement in direct violation to long-standing laws against such measures. The Clinton Administration was unable to get the bill passed in the wake of the Oklahoma City Bombing tragedy, but it returned in 2001 as the PATRIOT Act. Senator Biden even bragged that his 1995 bill was in large part the PATRIOT Act’s forerunner. In the wake of the PATRIOT Act, all crimes and even misdemeanors could be treated as acts of terrorism, and civil liberties were greatly eroded.

Meanwhile, the Bush Administration was setting up the Department of Homeland Security and expanding a covert surveillance program that illegally captured the personal phone calls, faxes, and emails of ordinary Americans.

In 2007, the Bush White House issued National Security Presidential Directive 51, a national continuity policy giving the President sweeping new powers in the event of a national emergency, itself declared by the President. When asking to see the classified version of the plan to understand precisely what powers the President was claiming for himself, Representative Peter DeFazio of the US House Committee on Homeland Security was told he did not have clearance to read the document.

In 2008 it was revealed that InfraGard, an FBI program started in 1996, had deputized over 23,000 members of private industry to work with the Department of Homeland Security in “protecting national infrastructure” against terrorist threats. Two program whistleblowers testified that they had been given shoot to kill powers in the event of martial law.

In 2009 it was revealed that Boy Scouts were being trained by US Customs and Border Patrol in simulated terrorism drills, and border confrontations.

In 2010, the Department of Homeland Security announced an expansion of its campaign, “If You See Something, Say Something,” which includes televised messages being played in department stores and hotels across the country encouraging members of the public to snitch on each other.

Seen in this context,we can properly understand that the police state is not some distant far off possibility. On the contrary, the legal, technical and bureaucratic infrastructure for a system of outright state control under a unitary executive has been carefully laid over the course of decades, not just in America but in country after country around the globe.

And it is only in this context, with the police state as a present reality rather than a future possibility, that we can start to assemble the pieces of the police state puzzle that have been scattered out in front of us over the past 10 years.

The picture that is painted when one really looks at this information is bleak, but it is far better to understand the police state reality that exists than to fret about whether or not it is coming.

For in reality the police state is not an entity, not some monolithic thing or a state of existence that only has an “on” and an “off” position, but a process, a spectrum, something that always exists to one extent or another.

Once this process is understood for what it is, the question is no longer whether or not this or that atrocity against liberty is a sign of a police state, but why we would ever tolerate such atrocities in the first place.

And this is the real key to dismantling the police state, since all such authoritarian structures rest on the fundamental illusion that a few people at the top of the pyramid hold all the power and the masses at the bottom are all under their thrall.

The truth, as always and in every society, is that the people hold all the power, and no amount of illegal surveillance or police state gadgets could ever hold back an engaged, informed public that recognized their own power over the public officials they support with their tax dollars and the elected representatives that they vote into power and the corporate giants that they buy from every single day.

Once that illusion is shattered, and the people realize that the pyramid is inverted, with the mass of the people threatening to crush the few at the apex at any given moment, the police state loses its power.

POLICE STATE

 

Tyranny in the Forecast: The Outlook for the New Year

January 3rd, 2012 by

 

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Global Research announces Dr. Paul Craig Robert's New Website at http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ 

 

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

 

 

In March 2010 when I resigned from my column with Creator’s Syndicate and put down my pen, I received so many protests from readers that two months later I began writing again.  This renewed activity has resulted in this new year in a website of my own.  

My columns will first appear on my site. Sites on which readers are accustomed to find my columns are permitted to continue to post my columns as long as they link to my site and indicate my copyright.

The site will stay up if reader support justifies it.  Otherwise, I will conclude that the cost of the site exceeds the value of what I have to say.  

This past year has not been a good one for the 99%, and the new year is likely to be even worse. This column deals with the outlook for liberty.  The next will deal with the economic outlook.

The outlook for liberty is dismal. Those writers who are critical of Washington’s illegal wars and overthrow of the US Constitution could find themselves in indefinite detainment, because criticism of Washington’s policies can be alleged to be aiding Washington’s enemies, which might include charities that provide aid to bombed  Palestinian children and flotillas that attempt to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/24/us-israel-usa-flotilla-idUSTRE75N4A620110624

The Bush/Obama regimes have put the foundation in place for imprisoning critics of the government without due process of law. The First Amendment is being all but restricted to rah-rah Americans who chant USA! USA! USA!  Washington has set itself up as world prosecutor, forever berating other countries for human rights violations, while Washington alone bombs half a dozen countries into the stone age and threatens several more with the same treatment, all the while violating US statutory law and the Geneva Conventions by torturing detainees.  http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2008/06/18/41514/general-who-probed-abu-ghraib.html   

Washington rounds up assorted foreign politicians, whose countries were afflicted with civil wars, and sends them off to be tried as war criminals, while its own war crimes continue to mount. However, if a person exposes Washington’s war crimes, that person is held without charges in conditions that approximate torture.

Bradley Manning is the case in point.  Manning, a US soldier, is alleged to be the person who released to WikiLeaks the “Collateral Murder” video, which, in the words of Marjorie Cohn, “depicts U.S. forces in an Apache helicopter killing 12 unarmed civilians, including two Reuters journalists. People trying to rescue the wounded were also fired upon and killed.” 

One of the Good Samaritans was a father with two small children. The video reveals the delight that US military personnel experienced in blowing them away from the distant skies. When it became clear that the Warriors Bringing The People Democracy had blown away two small children, instead of remorse we hear an executioner’s voice saying:  “that’s what he gets for bringing children into a war zone.”

The quote is from memory, but it is accurate enough.  When I first saw this video, I was astonished at the brazen war crime. It is completely obvious that the dozen or so murdered people were simply people walking along a street, threatening no one, unarmed, doing nothing out of the ordinary.  It was not a war zone. The horror is that the US soldiers were playing video games with live people.  You can tell from their commentary that they were having fun by killing these unsuspecting people walking along the street.  They enjoyed killing the father who stopped to help and shooting up his vehicle with the two small children inside.

This was not an accident of a drone, fed with bad information, blowing up a school full of children, or a hospital, or a farmer’s family.  This was American soldiers having fun with high tech toys killing anyone that they could pretend might be an enemy. 

When I saw this, I realized that America was lost. Evil had prevailed.

I was about to write that nothing has been done about the crime.  But something was done about it.  An American soldier who recognized the horrific war crime knew that the US military knew about it and had done nothing about it.  He also knew that as a US soldier he was required to report war crimes.  But to whom?  War crimes dismissed as “collateral damage” are the greatest part of Washington’s 21st century wars.  

A soldier with a moral conscience gave the video to WikiLeaks.  We don’t know who the soldier is.  Washington alleges that the soldier is Bradley Manning, but Washington lies every time it opens its mouth.  So we will never know. 

All we know is that retribution did not fall on the perpetrators of the war crime.  It fell upon the two accused of revealing it–Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. 

Manning was held almost two years without charges being presented to a court.

In December’s pre-trial hearings all Washington could come up with was concocted  accusations.  No evidence whatsoever.  The prosecutor, a Captain Fein, told the court, if that is what it is, that Manning had been “trained and trusted to use multiple intelligence systems, and he used that training to defy that trust. He abused our trust.”

In other words, Manning gave the world the truth of a war crime that was being covered up, and Washington and the Pentagon regard a truth teller doing his duty under the US military code as an “abuser of trust.”

In the 1970 My Lai Courts-Martial of Captain Ernest L. Medina, the Prosecution Brief states:

“ A combat commander has a duty, both as an individual and as a commander, to insure that humane treatment is accorded to noncombatants and surrendering combatants. Article 3 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War specifically prohibits violence to life and person, particularly murder, mutilation, cruel treatment, and torture. Also prohibited are the taking of hostages, outrages against personal dignity and summary judgment and sentence. It demands that the wounded and sick be cared for. These same provisions are found in the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. While these requirements for humanitarian treatment are placed upon each individual involved with the protected persons, it is especially incumbent upon the commanding officer to insure that proper treatment is given.

Additionally, all military personnel, regardless of rank or position, have the responsibility of reporting any incident or act thought to be a war crime to his commanding officer as soon as practicable after gaining such knowledge. Commanders receiving such reports must also make such facts known to the Staff Judge Advocate. It is quite clear that war crimes are not condoned and that every individual has the responsibility to refrain from, prevent and report such unwarranted conduct. While this individual responsibility is likewise placed upon the commander, he has the additional duty to insure that war crimes committed by his troops are promptly and adequately punished.  http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mylai/Myl_law3.htm

At the National Press Club on February 17, 2006, General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that “It is the absolute responsibility of everybody in uniform to disobey an order that is either illegal or immoral.” General Pace said that the military is prohibited from committing crimes against humanity and that such orders and events must be made known.

However, when Manning followed the military code, his  compliance with law was turned into a crime. Captain Fein goes on to tell the “court” [a real court would throw out the bogus charges, but Amerika no longer has real courts] that “ultimately, he aided the enemies of the United States by indirectly giving them intelligence through WikiLeaks.” 

In other words, the “crime” is an unintended consequence of doing one’s duty–like the “collateral damage” of civilian casualties when drones, bombs, helicopter gunships, and trigger-happy troops kill women, children, aid workers, and village elders.  Why is Washington only punishing Manning for the collateral damage attributed to him?

Captain Fein could not have put it any clearer.  If you tell the truth and reveal Washington’s war crimes, you have aided the enemy.  Captain Fein’s simple sentence has at one stroke abolished all whistleblower protections written into US statutory law and the First Amendment, and confined anyone with a moral conscience and sense of decency to indefinite detention and torture. 

The illegal detention and treatment of Manning had a purpose, according to a number of informed people. Naomi Spencer, for example, writes that Manning’s long detention and delayed prosecution is designed to coerce Manning into implicating WikiLeaks in order that the US can extradite Julian Assange and either prosecute him as a terrorist or lock him away indefinitely in a military prison without any recourse to the courts, due process or the law.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30075.htm

Assange’s case is mysterious.  Assange sought refuge in Sweden, where he was seduced by two women.  Both admit that they had sexual intercourse with him voluntarily, but afterwards they have come forth with claims that as they were sleeping with him in the bed, he again had sexual intercourse with them, and that they had not approved this second helping and that he was asked to use a condom but did not. 

The Swedish prosecutorial office, after investigating the charges, dismissed them. But, strangely, another Swedish prosecutor, a woman suspected of connections to Washington, resurrected the charges and is seeking to extradite Assange to Sweden from the UK for questioning.  

The legal question is whether a prosecutor can seek extradition for investigative purposes. The UK Supreme Court thinks that this is a valid question, and has agreed to hear the case. Normally, extradition requests come from courts and are issued for persons formally charged with a crime. Sweden has not charged Assange with a crime.

The real question is whether the Swedish prosecutor is acting on behalf of Washington.  Many who follow the case believe that Washington is behind the prosecutor’s re-opening of the case, and if Sweden gets hold of Assange Sweden will send him to Washington to be put in indefinite detention and tortured until he says what Washington wants him to say–that he is an Al Qaeda operative.  

This is the way that Washington intends to absolve itself of its war crimes revealed, allegedly, by Manning and Assange.

Meanwhile, Washington in a brazen display of hypocrisy accuses other countries of human rights abuses, while Congress has passed and President Obama has signed an indefinite detention and torture bill that US Representative Ron Paul says will accelerate America’s “slip into tyranny” and “descent into totalitarianism.” 

In signing the Bill of Tyranny, President Obama indicated that he thought that the tyranny established by the bill did not go far enough. He announced that he was signing the bill with signing statements that reserved his right, regardless of any law, to send American citizens, deprived of due process and constitutional protection, abroad to be tortured.

This is the US government that claims to be a government of “freedom and democracy” and to be bringing “freedom and democracy” to others with bombs and invasions.

The past year gave us other ominous tyrannical developments.  President Obama announced that he had a list of Americans whom he intended to assassinate without due process of law, and Homeland Security, itself an Orwellian name, announced that it had shifted its attention from terrorists to “domestic extremists.”  The latter are undefined and consist of whomever Homeland Security so designates.  

None of this was done behind closed doors.  The murder of the US Constitution was a public crime witnessed by all.  But like Kitty Genovese, who was stabbed to death in New York in 1964 in front of onlookers who failed to come to her aid, the media, Congress, bar associations, law schools, and the American public failed to come to the defense of the Constitution.  

In my lifetime the collapse in respect for, and authority of, the Constitution has been an horrific event.  Compare the ho-hum response to the Obama regime’s police state announcements with the public anger at President Richard Nixon over his enemies list.

Try to imagine President Ronald Reagan announcing that he had a list of Americans marked for assassination without impeachment proceedings beginning forthwith. 

Local and state police forces have been militarized not only in their equipment and armament but also in their attitude toward the public. Despite the absence of domestic terror attacks, Homeland Security conducts warrantless searches of cars and trucks on highways and of passengers using public transportation.  A uniformed federal service is being trained to systematically violate the constitutional rights of citizens, and citizens are being trained to accept these violations as normal. The young have no memory of being able to board public transportation or use public roadways without intrusive searches or to gather in protest without being brutalized by the police. Liberty is being moved into the realm of myth and legend.  

In such a system as is being constructed in public in front of our eyes, there is no freedom, no democracy, and no liberty.  What stands before us is naked tyranny.

While America degenerates into a total police state, politicians constantly invoke “our values.”  What are these values?  Indefinite imprisonment without conviction in a court. Torture. Warrantless searches and home invasions. An epidemic of police brutality. Curtailment of free speech and peaceful assembly rights. Unprovoked aggression called “preemptive war.” Interference in the elections and internal affairs of other countries. Economic sanctions imposed on foreign populations whose leaders are not in Washington’s pocket.  

If the American police state were merely an unintended consequence of a real war against terror, it could be dismantled when the war was over.  However, the evidence is that the police state is an intended consequence. The PATRIOT Act is a voluminous and clever attack on the Constitution. It is not possible that it could have been written in the short time between 9/11 and its introduction in Congress. It was waiting on the shelf.

The dismantling of constitutionally protected civil liberties is purposeful, as is the accumulation of arbitrary and unaccountable powers in the executive branch of government. As there have been no terrorist events within the US in over a decade except for those known to have been organized by the FBI, there is no terrorist threat that justifies the establishment of a political regime of unaccountable power.  It is being done on purpose under false pretenses, which means that there is an undeclared agenda.  The threat that Americans face resides in Washington, D.C.

Of the presidential candidates, only Ron Paul addresses the Constitution’s demise.Yet, the electorate is concerned with matters unimportant by comparison. Propagandized 24/7 by the Ministry of Truth, Americans are not sufficiently aware of their plight to elect Ron Paul president.  

It might be too late for even a President Ron Paul to turn things around. A president has no power unless his government supports him.  What prospect would President Ron Paul have of getting his appointees confirmed by the Senate?  The military/security complex is not going to vacate power. Powerful monied interests would block his appointments. If he persisted in being a problem for the Establishment, he would be victimized by a scandal and fail to be reelected if not forced to resign.

Remember what the Washington Establishment did to President Carter.  His budget director and chief of staff were framed, thus depriving Carter of the powers of his office. Even Ronald Reagan had to give away more than half of his government, including the White House chief-of-staff and vice presidency, to the Establishment.  President Reagan told me that he wanted to end stagflation in order that he could end the cold war, but that he could not sign a tax bill if I could not get one out of his administration that he could send to Congress.  

I do not know, but I suspect that turning things around internally through the political system is not in the cards.  Our chance to resurrect liberty might come from Washington’s hubris.  Imperial ambitions and drive for power can produce unmanageable upheavals and a loss of allies. Overreach abroad with a demoralized, unemployed and downtrodden population at home are not the ingredients of success. 

How much longer will the Russian government permit NGOs funded by the US Endowment for Democracy to interfere in its elections and to organize political protests? How much longer will China confuse its strategic interests with the American consumer market?  How much longer will Japan, Canada, Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, and the Middle East oil states remain US puppets?  How much longer can the dollar retain the reserve currency role when the Federal Reserve is monetizing vast quantities of debt? 

How much longer can a “superpower” survive when it is incapable of producing political leadership?

America’s salvation will come when Washington suffers defeat of its hegemonic ambitions.

Many readers, especially those who watch Fox “News” and CNN and read the New York Times,  might see hyperbole in my outlook for 2012.  Surely, many believe, the draconian measures put in place will only be applied to terrorists.  But how would we know?  Indefinite detention and torture require no evidence to be presented. The American public has no way of knowing whether tortured detainees are terrorists or political opponents. The decision to detain and torture is an unaccountable decision. It relies on nothing but the subjective arbitrary decision of someone in the executive branch. Why are Americans prepared to take the word of a government that told them intentionally the lie that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was a threat to America?  

Like cancer, tyranny metastasizes. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet Union’s most famous writer, was a twice-decorated World War II Red Army commander. He made mild critical comments about Stalin’s conduct of the war in a private letter to a friend, and for this he was sentenced, not by a court, but in absentia by the NKVD, the secret police, to eight years in the Gulag Archipelago for “anti-Soviet propaganda.”  Not even Stalin had indefinite detention. The closest the Soviets came to this medieval practice resurrected by the Bush and Obama regimes was internal exile in distant parts of the Soviet Union.

During much of the Soviet era, even art, literature and music were scrutinized for signs of “anit-Soviet propaganda.”  America’s Dixie Chicks suffered a similar, but more frightening, fate. Bush did not need the NKVD.  The American public did the job for the secret police. Wikipedia reports:

“During a London concert ten days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, lead vocalist Maines said ‘we don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States (George W. Bush) is from Texas.’ The statement offended many Americans, who thought it rude and unpatriotic, and the ensuing controversy cost the band half of their concert audience attendance in the United States. The incident negatively affected their career and led to accusations of the three women being "un-American", as well as hate mail, death threats, and the public destruction of their albums in protest.”

In Nazi Germany, the mildest criticism could bring a midnight knock at the door.

People with power use it.  And power attracts the worst kind of persons. As Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prove, democracies are not immune to the evil use of power. Indeed, identical inhumane treatment of prisoners goes on inside the US prison system for ordinary criminals.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8451.htm 

A December 30, 2011, search on Yahoo for police brutality produced 20 million results.

Over-fed goon cop thugs taser little children and people in wheel chairs.  They body slam elderly grandmothers. The police are a horror. They represent a greater threat to citizens than do criminals.

Preventative war, indefinite imprisonment, rendition, torture of people alleged to be “suspects” (an undefined category), and assassination are all draconian punishments that require no evidence. Preventative war is an Orwellian concept.

How do you prevent a war by initiating a war?

How do we know that a country that did not attack us was going to attack us in the future? 

Preventative war is like Jeremy Bentham’s concept of preventing crime by locking up those thought by the upper crust to be predisposed to criminal activity before they commit a crime. Punishment without crime is now the American Way.

The concepts that the Bush/Obama regimes have institutionalized are totally foreign to the Anglo-American concepts of law and liberty.  In one decade the US has been transformed from a free society into a police state.  The American population, to the extent it is aware of what has occurred, has simply accepted the revolution from the top.  

Ron Paul is the only American seeking the presidency who opposes the tyranny that has been institutionalized, and he is not leading in the polls. 

This tells us all we need to know about the value Americans place on liberty. 

Americans seem to welcome the era of tyranny into which they are now entering. 

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Having diligently pursued the truth about the workings of our government for the last seven years, and at great cost to my health, and disruption of my family life, I can find nothing in Dr. Robert’s article above to disagree with, and I am ashamed to call America my own if the majority of American’s disagree with him. I am more than aware that many, so called American’s, are infected with the tyranny described above, and to them I say, you do not deserve to live here. You are animal’s like your dictator’s, and deserving of a traitors death. Real American’s do not kill and maim for sport or monetary gain, nor do they support a government that does. This despotic government is going down, and by the real American’s that will not retreat. Ask yourself which you support, and take action accordingly. I know we have all been overwhelmed by shock and awe so relentlessly for a decade now, and many are terrified to attend large public gathering’s, or speak up against this tyranny for fear of our government, and being an outcast by those who support what is going on, but that is the big difference between a patriot and a coward. The emotion you should be overwhelmed by is rage, not fear, for everyone of you who are afraid to speak out are assisting the very people who are designing and implementing this mess. Do not fear for your life or possessions, because we are not even close to how bad it’s going to get if we don’t unite and fight back. Do you want to see brothers killing brothers again? I promise you, that is where we’re headed if we do not stand up together. Nothing can defeat a pissed off United America, even when the enemy is already entrenched in our government. STAND UP!

 

TYRANNY

 

This is how to get a scumbags attention

December 27th, 2011 by

Congressman Steve Womack
Washington, D.C.

Congressman Womack,                                                                December 27, 2011

Your response to my grave concerns regarding the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012 was indeed frivolous, e.g. “keep us safe and protect our way of life”…and “provisions in the NDAA regarding the detention of terrorists”.

Congressman, the Act is designed to illegally & unconstitutionally incarcerate American citizens.

You go on to say “as a 30 year veteran of our Armed Forces, I certainly realize the magnitude of the NDAA.”  If that is the case Congressman, how in heaven’s name could you have voted for the NDAA as it allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial?  It allows the U.S. military to act as domestic police without any vestiges of the rule of law.  The NDAA negates the 4th, 5th, 6th & 10th Amendments and as you may or may not understand, without the Bill of Rights there cannot be a republic of the United States.  As for you being a 30 year armed chair member of NG, I am not at all impressed, but that alone demonstrates you are a neo-con and owe your allegiance to Big Government.

A topical examination up to this point of your congressional experience:
1.    By the time the votes had been counted in the 3rd congressional district, you and 80 other congressional freshmen were on your way to a lavishly appointed meeting in Israel with Prime Minister Netanyahu and members of the Mossad…all compliments of AIPAC­which simply means you are owned lock, stock & barrel by Zionists…putting their perceived needs and ambitions before American citizens.
2.    You voted with glee for continuing the unconstitutional, immoral Patriot Acts, i.e. assassinations, torture (by the way Congressman, have you ever been tortured?), preemptive wars without congressional declarations of war, dissolving of Posse Comitatus & Habeas Corpus…as does the NDAA.
3.    You signed a pledge of No New Taxes and right out the box you have voted for a non-balanced budget and supported taxes on the internet.  You said that military cuts would devastate the countries defense posture. Congressman, with 9,000 military installations around the globe and substantial military presence in 130 countries, please tell me and your constituents what the hell you are talking about. And no mention of our unprotected national borders allowing our republic to continue to disintegrate into a 3rd world gulag while U.S. military forces are molesting nations around the globe and protecting their borders.
4.    And the treasonous freedom-taking National Defense Authorization Act.

Congressman Womack, you and the remaining Arkansas 5 and a large number of your colleagues, as previously mentioned, voted to put American citizens in harm’s way by allowing this president and future presidents through Executive Orders to ensnare Americans on a whim, without due process, and dispose in any manner.

Congressman Womack, when you finish dispensing favors to the Walton’s, the Tyson’s and other Bigs, is there anything left for 3rd congressional constituents?

You and your colleagues who voted for the NDAA ARE TRAITORS TO THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND AMERICAN CITIZENS.

Joe McCutchen
Fort Smith
3rd Congressional Constituent

Cc: Arkansas/American Citizens

www.arkansasfreedom.com

   NOW THIS, IS AN OLDDOG

GIVE IT A TRY

CONGRESS

TIS THE SEASON TO GET REAL

December 24th, 2011 by

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By J.B. Williams
December 23, 2011
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America on the Brink of Anarchy

When government leaders demonstrate a blatant disregard for the rule of law, the citizens soon follow that example. When justice becomes nothing more than a tool for socialist experiments known as social justice, no longer a system of equal protections guided by existing laws, the people will seek their own form of justice and anarchy will reign, until justice is restored.

Our federal government has refused to keep its Constitutional promise to the states and the people, to among other things, control and enforce our immigration laws, demonstrating a blatant disregard for the rule of law, the state and legal American citizens, not to mention their constitutional obligation.

Border States were left to enforce the law within their own states. But federal courts, which have no jurisdiction over the states, stepped in and blocked the states from enforcing the law and today, dozens of Sheriff Deputies turn in their federal credentials, refusing to abide by federal mandates to break existing immigration laws.

Meanwhile, the Democrat Mayor of D.C. announces his executive order to stand down on federal immigration laws in his city, and Democrat Connecticut Mayor of New Haven, already known as a sanctuary city for illegal activity, announces his intentions to allow illegal aliens to vote in the upcoming 2012 election cycle. The Obama Administration supports both illegal acts.

Democrat Mayors, Governors, law-makers, judges and the White House are living in blatant violation of the law, their oaths of office, the will of legal American citizens and their constitutional authority.

How much longer will the people sit quiet, before taking justice into their own hands, in what has clearly become a lawless society?

Clearly, government officials from the White House all the way down to your local town and all points in-between, have a total disregard for the rule of law and the Constitution of these once United States. Every day, we see government officials act beyond their authority, in direct violation of the law and their oaths of office – still, the American people sit silent, waiting… but for what?

The people allowed their Constitutional Representative Republic to be quietly replaced with a Marxist form of democracy (aka Democratic Socialism) and we are now witnessing simple democracy at its worst. Washington D.C. is the belly of the beast, in terms of political and judicial corruption and lawlessness. But that corruption and lawlessness has been systematically spread across the country, throughout the federal courts, all the way down to your local traffic court.

Judges are no longer restrained by the law. They operate as political tools for change – henchmen for a corrupt administration, federal, state and local. Our nation has been systematically pushed to the brink of anarchy, a lawless society wherein the people will have to exact justice themselves, or live under the boot of government tyranny.

The people have already been silent too long. What are they waiting for?

Fifty years ago, the people could have resolved this matter peacefully, via constitutional processes put in place to protect the people and the states from government corruption and tyranny. But today, themechanisms of justice have been stolen from the people, just like the rest of their government.

The people have no place to turn, to restore the rule of law and constitutional government. The people now stand alone, undermanned and out-gunned – divided, distracted and impotent.

Three-hundred million Americans live in fear of a small handful of evil tyrants operating their government well outside of constitutional authority, ready and willing to use the full power of the federal government, our military, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, to put down any resistance from the people.

The Department of Homeland Security has carefully identified every potential patriotic resister as a “potential domestic terrorist.” The White House has cross-trained federal, state and local law enforcement with military units, staging for civil unrest once the anarchy they created grips the entire nation.

The Clinton Administration launched UN Agenda 21across America in 1996, under a federal program titled Global Governance 2025. The timeline for completing this agenda has since been bumped up to 2013, officially. But economic circumstances here and abroad have caused the Obama Administration to accelerate, attempting a 2012 completion, amid political chaos and partisan stalemates.

Everything we see unfolding today is in support of this agenda to end American sovereignty, security and supremacy in the world. They are even running Intel snitch ops on American citizens from the college campuses. The enemy is a hundred-years ahead of American patriots, who seem stuck in a rut, baffled by a constant diet of propaganda that keeps them only able to chase their own tails.

Only three potential lines of defense remain now – your state line, your county line and your front door.

If the states don’t quickly position themselves to fight back against a corrupt and tyrannical federal dictatorship, this thing is already over. The County Sheriff has an important role to play, but they cannot defend the people alone. They will have to deputize every citizen in their county, as they will face federal, state and local law enforcement, plus the U.S. military and even foreign military units from NATO and the UN. Are you aware of the fact that the U.S. Military enjoys world-wide air superiority?

The states must face the reality that “federal supremacy” is based solely upon “federal funding.” The federal government has very limited authoritywithin a state. It is the federal funding that allows the federal government to dictate to the states and the states must cut themselves off from all federal funding.

If the people fail to stand up a real resistance at their state lines, closely working with their governors and state legislators in order to put their state on what can only be called a war footing, then the people will not be able to defend at their county line, much less their front door.

This thing has been a long time coming and it is coming fast and hard now.

Obama cannot be re-elected without massive voter fraud, including the votes of illegal aliens. The 2012 election cycle will be anything but legitimate, unless the people pile into the election centers and enforce laws that law enforcement agencies will not enforce.Study the Battle of Athens Tennessee 1946. This is what the 2012 election could look like in every district across the nation, especially the inner-city districts. Remember that the Obama Justice Department refused to prosecute Black Panthers who were openly intimidating voters in the 2008 election!

Those who truly understand the desperate condition of our country are not too focused on the 2012 election. They are instead, focused upon getting their states positioned to defend freedom and liberty at the state line.

I am NOT calling for anarchy, I am predicting it.

When our elected representatives operate with a total disregard for the rule of constitutional authority and law, it is only a matter of time before the people disregard the law as well.

The rule of constitutional law applies to everyone, including elected representatives – or it applies to no one at all.

Our federal government has created a lawless government operating against the will of the people, beyond constitutional authority. It is only a matter of time before the people act with total disregard for the law as well.

The people must act to position a last defense at their state line, or this thing, Global Governance 2025, is already over. Only a majority of the states have the power to stop it! If they won’t stop it at the state lines, the people will never know freedom, liberty, national sovereignty, security and supremacy in the world, again.

The time is here… it is now. Or it is never!

Unite to fight!

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JB Williams is a business man, a husband, a father, and a writer. A no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy. He is published nationwide and in many countries around the world. He is also a Founder of Freedom Force USA and a staunch conservative actively engaged in returning the power to the right people in America.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

J.B.I have been following your articles on NWV for some time now, and I cannot remember anything I disagree with. With all my mind and soul, I thank you for your writing skill all these years, and now that the end is so close, I wish to see a gathering of the many writers I have supported with my own small efforts. If would be a great privilege to shake your hand before I lay dead on my front porch, because I see no possibility of the local people defending our county from those traitors in DC. They are all addicted to the two party system, with absolute faith that it will work, and some hero will do all the work so they can continue sitting on their ass in safety.

 

The more I tell them the system is corrupt, the more they defend it, and I have concluded that my neighbors will obediently climb aboard the busses on their way to the death camps with tears of gratitude, and praise for the deluded soldiers.

 

We can realistically look for only a small contingent of real patriots willing to die for their freedom. I am grateful you are one of them. I am well armed with plenty of ammo for a sustained fight, and can think of no better way to die.

 

Until they take the net away from us, you will see my contribution at http://anationbeguiled.com  and  http://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com

 

After that in the obituaries!

 

James P. Harvey (aka OldDog)

wethepeople@anationbeguiled.com

olddog@anationbeguiled.com

The end of America

Is Ron Paul a Traitor?

December 24th, 2011 by

Democracy

http://www.thedailybell.com/3403/Is-Ron-Paul-a-Traitor

 by Staff Report

 Ron Paul

What Ron Paul Thinks of America … It seemed improbable that the best-known American propagandist for our enemies could be near the top of the pack in the Iowa contest, but there it is. Ron Paul’s supporters are sure of one thing: Their candidate has always been consistent—a point Dr. Paul himself has been making with increasing frequency. It’s a thought that comes up with a certain inevitability now in those roundtables on the Republican field. One cable commentator genially instructed us last Friday, “You have to give Paul credit for sticking to his beliefs.” He was speaking, it’s hardly necessary to say, of a man who holds some noteworthy views in a candidate for the presidency of the United States. One who is the best-known of our homegrown propagandists for our chief enemies in the world. One who has made himself a leading spokesman for, and recycler of, the long and familiar litany of charges that point to the United States as a leading agent of evil and injustice, the militarist victimizer of millions who want only to live in peace. – WSJournal

Dominant Social Theme: Ron Paul’s rhetoric is increasingly verging on the treasonous.

Free-Market Analysis: To us, this is a very disturbing article (see excerpt above). We have long admired Ms. Rabinowitz for her unrelenting reporting of phony child-abuse incarcerations throughout the United States back in the 1980s. For a while, rogue prosecutors were putting innocent people in jail based on the testimony of three-year-olds and Rabinowitz’s high-profile reporting put a stop to some of the worst abuses.

She emerged from those reportorial episodes covered in glory and deservedly so. But what has she done now, especially with this article, to confuse her myriad supporters who once admired her bravery and clarity? Why does she come close – closer than any other major journalist in our view – to calling this gentle man, Ron Paul (left), a traitor?

As usual, it seems Dr. Paul’s anti military-empire rhetoric draws the most ire. A prominent public person can almost guarantee attacks if he or she begins to criticize America’s military-industrial complex. Especially if that person is perhaps a heartbeat away from winning the Republican nomination for the upcoming presidential election.

And thus it is. As Dr. Paul has experienced more success, he has come under withering fire. He has been attacked as a racist for material in some 25-year-old newsletters he neither wrote nor read and now, apparently, in Ms. Rabinowitz’s eyes, he is verging on the traitorous. Here’s some more from her article:

Hear Dr. Paul on the subject of the 9/11 terror attacks—an event, he assures his audiences, that took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions. True, we’ve heard the assertions before. But rarely have we heard in any American political figure such exclusive concern for, and appreciation of, the motives of those who attacked us—and so resounding a silence about the suffering of those thousands that the perpetrators of 9/11 set out so deliberately to kill …

There can be no confusions about Dr. Paul’s own comments about the U.S. After 9/11, he said to students in Iowa, there was “glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq.” It takes a profoundly envenomed mindset—one also deeply at odds with reality—to believe and to say publicly that the administration of this nation brought so low with grief and loss after the attack had reacted with glee.

There are, to be sure, a number of like-minded citizens around (see the 9/11 Truthers, whose opinions Dr. Paul has said he doesn’t share). But we don’t expect to find their views in people running for the nation’s highest office.

This is astonishing rhetoric. Unpack it a bit (including our initial excerpt). “[His] silence about the suffering of those thousands that the perpetrators of 9/11 set out so deliberately to kill” … “Profoundly envenomed mindset” … “It seemed improbable that the best-known of American propagandists for our enemies could be near the top of the pack in the Iowa contest.” …

It is in this last statement that Ms. Rabinowitz seems to come closest to accusing Ron Paul of outright treason. In a prime editorial slot at one of the world’s most prestigious newspapers, a member of the board (her) calls a top US presidential candidate one of the “best-known propagandists for our enemies.”

Is this a deliberate warning shot across the bow of Dr. Paul’s increasingly successful campaign? It comes at a time when the Congress has passed a new “National Defense Authorization Act” (NDAA) that further empowers the executive branch to lock up US citizens for life at Guantanamo Bay or other military prisons – without charge and without trial.

Here’s some language within the recently passed final NDAA text: “Section 1021: Authority of the Armed Forces to Detain Covered Persons… Congress affirms that the authority of the President … includes the authority for the Armed Forces … to detain covered persons,” which includes “a person who was a part of or substantially supportedal-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act …” and may detained “under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.”

Ms. Rabinowitz states that Ron Paul is one of the US’s “best known propagandists for our enemies.” Now read her statement above in context of the NDAA language, where it is stated that someone may be subject to indefinite military detention if they are deemed a “covered person,” solely at the president’s discretion.

Pretty broad, eh (“committed a belligerent act”)? As we pointed out in an article entitled “NDAA, Smell of Fear,” those passing this legislation know full well what the ramifications are. It is fear, in our view, that motivates such radical legislation – fear that there will be an uprising against what is now occurring. Does Ms. Rabinowitz’s vocabulary somehow reflect this fear?

Are the timing of the bill and Ms. Rabinowitz’s editorial merely coincidental? We would argue that the bill is so vague that Ms. Rabinowitz could be seen as making a case for accusations against Dr. Paul even if she didn’t mean to.

For the record, Ms. Rabinowitz may believe every word she says is patriotic and valid, but there are many even at the top levels of politics and the military who would disagree with her. They are on the record in myriad publications and posts.

There have been books written by people involved with the 9/11 Commission, for instance, that challenge many of its conclusions. And there are plenty of military members and international observers (and intelligence officers) who will maintain that by attacking so many countries in the Middle East and Africa the US has done more harm than good when it comes to self-defense.

The ongoing use of depleted uranium weapons is said to have poisoned hundreds of thousands, even millions – and regardless of Ms. Rabinowitz’s defense of NATO action, the suffering from so many wars lasting so long is bound to be developing more (not fewer) enemies for the West, and the US, in particular. Ron Paul is not the only one making these points, and one could argue he is doing so as a patriotic American.

One of our articles (an interview, actually) pointed out that the US’s military-industrial complex and CIA has illegally built a vast Gulag in Africa and the Middle East, using the existing facilities of various countries that then seemingly do Western Intel’s bidding.

The interview pointed out that there were basically no al Qaeda members in these jails, from what we could see, but that putting so many falsely accused young men in prison for questioning was only contributing to anger and violence, to the point where such young people would be willing to turn themselves into bomb-carrying suicides. We were not making these statements to be “unpatriotic,” but to point out how US military and intelligence policy has strayed from common sense in many ways.

The whole point of an independent media and political process is to ensure that all sides of an issue are debated and a consensus can be reached that citizens will support and contribute to. Societies are apt to fragment and degrade when such conversations are blocked.

Conclusion: Hopefully, Ms. Rabinowitz’s language was chosen within the context of emotionality and not with a precision that would somehow imply that candidate Ron Paul’s language was in some sense treasonous. Such a perspective would represent an alarming ratcheting up of a disturbing dialogue now taking place in the US – and Europe as well.

 

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

First of all, let me make it perfectly clear, that I have never voted in my life and I’m not going to register and vote for Ron Paul, and here is why. You don’t need to be smart to have good instincts, and if I have anything, it’s good instincts. I have known without studying politics’ that voting was a declaration of having faith in human nature, and life experiences taught me early on that human nature is totally depraved and self centered. It was also apparent that voting would, (even if it were fair and honest), make tyrants out of the winning voters, because they enabled government to force the losers to go against everything they believed in. Too me, 51 people forcing 49 people to accept their decisions is out and out tyranny. In fact, 99 people forcing one person to do as they say, and not what they do, is pure BS. I am quite content to live and die by the Ten Commandments, and no set of man made laws is needed or wanted to keep me out of jail and in good standing in my community. If there is any one thing that humanity has done that is worse than rejecting God’s laws, and instituting their own government’s, I don’t know what it could be, and I’m also convinced that the Lord God Almighty, who is in complete control of all governments is making it perfectly clear through them that he did not much care for it either. No where, can I find more common sense than in people of like mind isolating themselves from other communities, and that does not mean you cannot have some contact and business with other communities. To be governed by people who force other people to do what is abhorrent to them, is tyranny of the highest order. To allow stupid people to vote is insane. All humanity needs is an administration to process things, not a government to make insane laws. However, the vast majority of humanity does not have enough Faith in God to manage themselves, and stay outside the camp. A man that depends on controlling himself by voluntary subjection to a democracy is a coward. I know very well that this is too much for most people to accept, but only death is going to change me. Make sure the people sent to kill me are well armed!

 

Now, back to Ron Paul.

 

I despair from so much proof that the majority of people living in America actually believe that 19 ragheads with box cutters could take down two steel towers with airplanes. Everyone, who is so ignorant of physic’s and steel framed construction to believe the governments media industries lies, should never leave their house, because they are too stupid to care for their self. Any person who believes anything that the government relay’s to them through those pukes in the media industry is seriously retarded. Is that plain enough?

 

So why do so many people want our government to kill every raghead in the whole world, if they don’t believe the governments every utterance? It seems very clear that the majority believes all Middle Eastern people have no right to their nation’s natural resources, because a handful of them did the impossible. What I want to know is, what you would do if the government said; your neighbor of a sixty years shot and killed your children. Would you kill him and seize his property, or hold an investigation of your own? Wait! Let me make it a little easier, what if your old trusted neighbor had no legs, and the only weapon he ever had was a screwdriver?

 

Why is it even possible for so many people to believe that we are justified in killing other people, and confiscating their resources because our government said they did the impossible? I may have the answer!!! It’s not because so many are stupid, or evil, it’s because they suffer from cognitive dissonance, as in being unable to accept  something as truth, because one has to change their first false conclusion that appealed to their depraved nature, and conducting an independent unbiased investigation would make their friends abandon them. It is true that there is such a thing as the herd instinct, but there is also a herd mentality, and most so called Americans seem to have it. If this offends you, think of how you would feel if you lived in Afghanistan. It seems I have something in common with Ron Paul, and I’m NOT a libertarian.

 

When it comes to Paul’s monetary opinions, and the Federal Reserve, I don’t want to even discuss it being possible for any adult to be ignorant enough to support the Federal Reserves worthless debt currency, and the International Investment Bankers that own it. Yes Ron, we have something in common.

But I’m still not going to vote for you or anyone else.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no one human being that can make a difference in the white house, because it is the property of the Bankers, and they alone determine what our government does. If you want to do something patriotic for your country, organize a hit squad and take out the bankers.

 

To Kill a Snake, Cut Off it’s Damn Head!

 

The Power is in those who control the counters, not in the voters!

But the sheep will not believe it!

 

Other than crucifying Jesus Christ, there is no other more putrid thing that humanity has ever done than convincing ignorant people their votes is how politicians were put into positions of power.

 

So, if you still must vote,

then vote every incumbent out for the next six elections and see for your self, your votes won’t accomplish squat.

Democracy

 

Net Censorship Bills On Top of the Agenda for After the Holidays

December 21st, 2011 by
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 06:22 PM PST

As grassroots opposition to the internet censorship bills known as SOPA and PIPA continues to build, the entertainment industry and their allies in Congress are scrambling to move them forward as quickly as possible. Here’s a quick update on where things stand at the moment.

Senate (PIPA)

PIPA is officially the top item on the agenda for when the Senate returns from the holiday recess. During their final day in session last week, Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] submitted a cloture petition, signed by 18 Democratic senators, on the motion to proceed to the bill, setting up a vote to occur no earlier than one hour after the Senate adjourns on the second calendar day after the motion is filed. According to the Congressional Record, that will be January 24th at 2:15 p.m. ET.

The motion will take a supermajority of 60 votes to be approved. The bill already has 41 co-sponsors, so the supporters only need 19 more to pass the motion. So far, only 4 senators have come out solidly against the bill — Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR], Sen. Rand Paul [R, KY], Sen. Jerry Moran [R, KS], and Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA].

Sen. Wyden is leading an attempt to stop the cloture vote from taking by planning to basically shut down the Senate floor with a reading of the names of more than 1 million individuals who have signed a petition against the bill. The plan is to eat up as much floor time as possible and see if they can stall things long enough that Reid will withdraw his motion and give up on holding the vote. The three other senators who have already come out against the bill may help Wyden execute the reading, but they’ll probably need even more help if they hope to keep things tied up for long enough to win. It’s basically going to come down to a physical question of how long they can hold the floor. If there are 4 of them, holding the floor around the clock is pretty difficult. But if there are 10 it will be a lot easier.

If Reid waits out the Wyden filibuster and the cloture motion ends up being approved, the bill will almost certainly win final passage from the Senate later that week. Final passage only requires a bare majority of 51 votes, and 60 senators will have already shown tacit support for the in voting to approve cloture on the motion to proceed. Reid has taken $1,383,541 from corporations and special interests supporting SOPA and PIPA this year — more than any other member of Congress — and he seems to be highly motivated to get the bill passed. Don’t expect him to give into the Wyden filibuster too easily.

House (SOPA)

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by lead SOPA sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith [R, TX-21], held a marathon, 15+ hour mark-up session on the bill. Dozens of amendments were voted on, and every single amendment to improve the bill for its opponents was rejected by a wide margin, including one to take China-style DNS blocking out of the bill. But the bill itself never got a vote. During the morning of day two of the mark-up session, Smith suddenly announced that he was going to postpone the vote.

The mark-up and vote was originally scheduled to continue tomorrow morning, but now that too has been postponed by Smith, citing the schedule of the House (having voted down the Senate’s tax cut bill, the House is now adjourned). At this point, we won’t see action on the House side until late January or early February. It’s even possible that the mark-up vote will be delayed until the committee can hold hearing with security experts about how the bill could increase U.S. exposure cyberattacks.

The main reason the mark-up is postponed, however, is that the folks from all corners of the internet have risen up in a grassroots, cross partisan effort to fight this bill and the members of Congress who support it. As I wrote last week, the online uprising against the bill is itself a perfect example of what’s wrong with the bill, as many of the sites that have facilitated the uprising would be vulnerable to censorship under SOPA/PIPA. The bill’s supporters had been trying to ignore and suppress the very legitimate security and free speech concerns of the internet experts, legal scholars, human rights groups, and web companies that oppose the bill. But all the attention online, and the millions of calls and emails to Congress, simply made them impossible to ignore.

As of this moment, the mark-up has not been rescheduled. My guess, though, would be that Rep. Smith was put it back on the schedule for some time shortly after the House reconvenes on January 18th.

The January recess is going to be a crucial time for the bill’s future. If SOPA/PIPA opponents can flip some on-the-fence senators and reps. to solid “no” votes and get a few more to join the filibuster, there’s a good chance these bills can be killed. The momentum is certainly going against internet censorship at the moment, but a quick look at the 91 corporations and special interests behind the bills should be enough to show that if the public sleeps on this, there is a huge network of money and influence ready to push things back in the other direction.

 

House GOP Paints Itself Into a Corner on Payroll Taxes

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 02:51 AM PST

The Senate, having voted 89-10 to approve an extension of payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits and dome other policies that are scheduled to expire on January 1st, has recessed for the year and gone home for the holiday recess. All that the House has to do to make the bill officially ready to be signed into law is hold a simple up-or-down vote on the Senate’s bipartisan bill. But during a 3 a.m. meeting of the House Rules Committee last night, the Republican majority devised a different plan — twist the voting procedure so that the Senate’s bill can be rejected while allowing the Republicans to save face by technically voting “aye.”

David Dayen at FDL News Desk reports:

The procedural wizards in the House Republican caucus stayed up late last night to concoct this scheme, a way to dispose of the Senate’s payroll tax deal by voting affirmatively. They think this helps insulate their members from charges of rejecting the deal, and causing a tax increase of on average $1,000 a year. Here’s how it’ll go down:

Instead of putting the deal up for a vote, they will vote to call a conference committee with Senate negotiators to reconcile their poison pill-laden bill with the Senate bill that received 89 votes. Then they will pass a “motion to instruct conferees” that will essentially tell them to pass their version of the bill. The minority will have the opportunity to enter their own motion to instruct conferees, but in all likelihood that will be voted down.

Remember, these are the same Republicans that cried holy hell during the “deem and pass” era, when Democrats tried to pass the health care bill without actually passing it. Now they’re trying the same thing, so that when their members are confronted over this vote, they can have this exchange:

Democrat: You voted to increase taxes on the middle class.
Republican: No I didn’t, I voted to send our bill to conference. It’s not my fault that the Senate didn’t show up! (flash toothy grin).

House Republicans say they oppose the bipartisan Senate bill because it only extends the payroll tax cuts for two months. But the Democrat-led Senate has been trying for months to get the Republicans to support a longer-term extension. The Republicans have repeatedly rejected the Senate’s offers, first demanding that the tax cut be offset (a huge flip-flop), then that nobody who makes over $1 million sees an increase in their taxes (thereby risking a large tax increase on the middle class), and then that a provision related to the Keystone XL oil pipeline be attached to the legislation. At this point, the Senate has agreed to give in to both of those demands, but only for long enough to keep the payroll tax cuts in effect while they negotiate a longer deal. That’s what the Republicans will be rejecting today, while trying to obscure the procedure and make it look like they’re the ones being pro-active.

Cencership

 

WHO WILL RULE THE FUTURE?

December 21st, 2011 by

http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul109.htm

By Paul McGuire
December 21, 2011
NewsWithViews.com

A Legal and Spiritual Resistance to the New World Order

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.” -George Orwell, Author of “1984’

A battle for the future of mankind has been going on for many centuries. We are in the final phases of the battle, where unless there is sufficient resistance both legally and spiritually, America and the freedom’s it represents is about to violently gang-raped in the public square and shot to death. The men and women who will commit this crime are in the media, military, politics, science, art, culture, education and they could be you and I. The future is not fixed. What we believe and what we do will determine the outcome. Many do not recognize that America’s death and rape will soon be their own, there is nowhere to hide. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion taken from one group will quickly be stolen from all.

The American Republic along with its unique Constitutional freedom’s was stolen by criminals late one Christmas Eve with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. While America was celebrating the birth of their Savior Jesus Christ, a coup was arranged. Now Savior it is illegal to celebrate our Savior’s birth in public buildings, schools and public property. There is a direct correlation between the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 and the fact that open displays of nativity scenes are now illegal. In an act that was in direct violation of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, an independent and private banking cartel of twelve banks, called the Federal Reserve seized control of the money supply of the United States of America. Our founding fathers warned us repeatedly of the danger of these Central Banks, which is what the Federal Reserve is. The Federal Reserve is a completely private organization of international bankers, which is not legally accountable to our government or its people. The Federal Reserve does not have to give account of what it does with the money it gets from you the taxpayer, it cannot be audited and its membership is secret.

President Thomas Jefferson was so concerned about the danger of these Central Banks or the Federal Reserve that he issued this warning:

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent that their fathers conquered.”

This is exactly what is happening in America today while our Corporate-controlled media and government conceals the real truth from the American people ,that this present financial crisis is completely manufactured. Watch and listen to your favorite conservative media personalities.

Notice that very, very few of them will discuss and explain the full truth of the Federal Reserve and yet you choose to worship these conservative “media stars.” I was a regular guest on the largest cable news shows in the world for over a decade. I debated famous politicians and the top editors at the biggest financial publications and investment firms in the world. The unspoken rule was that you were not allowed to talk about the Federal Reserve. The majority of people I debated had no idea what the Federal Reserve was all about, although they would refer to the “Fed,” constantly, they knew nothing about it. Yet, Baron Nathan Mayer de Rothschild 1777-1836 said, “I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply.”

The great science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein wrote, “Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what cause inflation, but can’t (won’t) support the drastic reforms to stop it (repeal the Federal Reserve Act) because it would cost him his job and probably his life.”

We are witnessing the planned destruction of the dollar and the euro. There are some exceptions, but the men and women we elect to lead our nation have sold us down the river because they do not work for “we the people,” they are the puppets of the international bankers. The average American and European are clueless as to why the financial system is collapsing all around them and then they blame themselves for not working harder and not being more educated. I blow the lid off this in my new 3-DVD series, “Are You Ready for the Coming One World Government, One World Economic System and the Coming One World Religion?” and in my best-selling book, “The Day The Dollar Died.”

The international banking elite totally control the global economic and political system. They look at us as “useless eaters,” “serfs” and they are in the process of “culling the herd,” which means they are going to kill of billions of people from this planet through food shortages which they create, diseases which they create in laboratories and then spread through vaccinations, war and GMO food which will weaken your immune system. All universal health care systems are based on Hitler’s T4 universal health care system, which is based on rationing and death panels. The Fabian Socialists, or as they like to call themselves, “the scientific elite,” like Bertrand Russell and H.G. Wells openly advocated nuclear war and disease as a means of radically reducing the world’s population .

The Rothschild Brothers of London in 1863 actually came right out and explained how the financial system actually works:

“The few that understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class. The great body of people, are mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages, will bear its burden without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.”

The economic shockwaves that just happened in Europe will soon come to America. It is part of the design of the international bankers who are moving us into a global government and one world economic system. Knowledge is power, but the people are more interested in mindless entertainment, than in truth that could change their lives. The creator of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford commented, “It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

What is our response to such a statement? I believe that it is possible to legally and spiritually change the system and preserve our Constitutional rights. We live in a day where mind control has become a technology that has grown just as exponentially as biotechnology and computer technology. Most people do not understand that their understanding of scientific technology is 50-100 years behind what the actual level of what science has already achieved. We live in the world that the great science fiction writers dreamed of, but are not commonly public knowledge.

Terms like transhumanism, post human, biophotons, interspecies breeding and vast array of new sciences are not commonly grasped and neither are there implications. There are new forms of energy already available that could make a world reliant on nuclear and oil energy a thing of the past. The breakthroughs in cloning and DNA are so far into the future that most people would have great difficulty accepting what these technologies can do.

Which bring us to the point of what breakthroughs are available to us now that give us the power to legally and spiritually transform our nation? Most people feel powerless against a monolithic system which is global in nature. But, that powerlessness is an illusion.

Powerlessness comes into our lives through a variety of ways. One way is theological. I am widely regarded as an international expert on the subject of Bible prophecy. I speak at many large conventions and I am the author of 22 books. In addition, I am a professor at a university where I teach prophecy. Yet, I continually get Emails from people who do not really understand what the Bible teaches prophetically. Here is what someone wrote me.

“What you’re saying is that God’s prophecy is changeable. This, I do not accept. God’s word is like a movie, it plays out in a fixed timetable.” This Email was in response to my News with Views article entitled, “I DREAMED OF THE FUTURE AND WOKE UP SCREAMING.” I empathize with what the reader was trying to communicate. Yet, he did not actually read what I was saying. I believe that God is Sovereign and that it prophetic timetable will come to pass exactly as He planned. In other words, man cannot change God’s prophetic program.

But, throughout the Scripture God interacts with man as prophecy is fulfilled. Just read the dialogue that God had with Abraham before He destroyed Sodom. The Bible does not teach fatalism! The reader revealed something very interesting about his perspective on Bible prophecy. Read part of my reply to him:

“Now where do I remotely suggest we can change God’s prophetic program!

But, we are not to see ourselves as sitting in a movie theatre seat simply watching! We are active participants in God’s prophetic program.”

He revealed that his perspective on Bible prophecy “as sitting in a movie theatre seat” simply watching! Whether you are religious or not, you cannot see yourself as a spectator or someone watching reality from a movie theatre seat. You are an active partner with God in what is happening in our nation and world. African American people would still be picking cotton for their masters, if people did not choose to get involved.

This article is the first part in a series entitled, “WHO WILL RULE THE FUTURE?” Time does not permit to everything in just Part One. However, I would like to leave you with this challenge. What happens to America in the next few years will be the direct result of your choices. In other words, in a Universe created by God, you are responsible. God put you here, in this time period, for a purpose. Before you arrived here at this time, He knew the nature of the challenges you would face and He has already given us the resources to deal with the challenges.

It is a false belief to believe you are helpless, a victim and there is nothing you can do. If there is nothing you can do, then why did God put you here? Yes, He gave you free choice and you can choose to be a useless victim. However, God did not create you to be a victim. You are not to give in to fear. In this world and this universe, at this very moment, are all the resources you need to accomplish the task at hand. We have everything we need to get the job done. The time has come to place our minds and hearts in the position of using wisely what He has given us. It is when we put our hearts in minds in that position, which is called humility that the answers and resources will flow.

© 2011 Paul McGuire – All Rights Reserved

Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.

Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, “The Day the Dollar Died” and “Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, “The Paul McGuire Show” for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.

Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled “Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.” Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.

At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying “Altered States of Consciousness” at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie “Field of Dreams.” Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.

Website: PaulMcGuire.org

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I know there are plenty of you out there who think you have a handle on the situation, but if you’re really well informed, you will pass this article on to everyone you know. If you are a Christian and believe there is nothing that can be done to avoid a one world economic tyranny, you are theologically obtuse, and are using your apostate conclusion to justify being a coward. Mr. McGuire has just made it as clear as it can be elucidated. Just remember you have to learn before you teach, now get busy, time is running out. OldDog

Resistance

 

TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, THE PARTY’S OVER.

December 20th, 2011 by

Apocalypse

By Joe and Barb M. joeusa@cox.net

From the Founders to the Falsifiers…From the Enlightenment to Entitlement…From Rugged Individualism to Dependency…From Polite Society to Pop Culture…From Rule of Law back to the Dark Ages…From Freedom to Tyranny…From Sovereign Nation to Amorphous Polyglot …From Prosperity to Poverty.
Most of the history of this world is littered with pain, suffering, and despair.  Only in rare brief periods of time did any sort of logic & rationality influence the tenor of daily life.  When it did, the common people could live in relative peace & prosper.

Our Founders were men of classical education who studied the philosophers of the Enlightenment which held that all men should be free of tyranny of any sort, that each man belonged to & was responsible for himself, and that no man was to be a dictator with ultimate power of life or death over others.

The Enlightenment was born and nourished chiefly in Europe and it became the world’s greatest champion of the individual and his right to exist for his own sake & that he had the right to life, liberty, property and to seek happiness…a huge departure from the “Divine Right of Kings” or “Might Makes Right”.

This was a Caucasian achievement and for the most part has never been adopted in other cultures that often have been hostile to those ideas.  Ironically, today other cultures clamor to live in Caucasian societies, yet cling to their old failed philosophies, make demands on their host and show obvious hostility toward their benefactor.  While enjoying Forced Redistribution, i.e. welfare handouts, they harbor hatred, resentment and a false sense of entitlement.

What makes this possible is the highly successful tool of brainwashing/indoctrination of Political Correctness which preys on White guilt (unearned) and rewards (unearned) “minorities” based upon the smear effects of buzz words such as “Racist”, “extremist”, “sexist”, “bigot”, “anti-Semite”, “hater”, “homophobe”,  etc.

The Cultural Marxists came up with this particular war plan against the West in the 1920’s in Europe and brought it to America in the 30’s & 40’s.  Much has been written to expose those individuals and their agenda…worldwide Communism and the Death of the West.

Another tool is the destruction of merit and the teaching of dependency on government…the creation of a welfare state and ever growing expansion of government.  Still another tool is “eternal war for eternal peace” creating a warfare state through fear, utilizing the horrific scam called the “war on terror”.

The chaos and degradation we see every day now in all our institutions…the military, education, all government agencies & branches, the media, entertainment, financial, open borders/mass legal & illegal immigration/invasion, all a direct result of Political Correctness run amok and a citizenry so dumbed down that many cannot think for themselves and follow blindly the dictates of the “leaders”.

With the passage of the National Defense (sic) Authorization Act the political leaders have shredded the last of our Founding Documents, our Rule of Law, our Individual Liberty and declared war on the citizens, especially any dissenters with threat of imprisonment, torture, and death.

There is only one presidential candidate who abides by the Constitution…our last chance maybe ever to restore some order to our once noble experiment–our Republic.

~Barbara McCutchen

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I make no apologies for my audacity to intimidate or denigrate those who will not sacrifice a few minutes daily to become knowledgeable on what is being done to our country, and participate in forwarding that information to their friends, co-workers, and family, because we are all going to lose everything we hold dear if we do not participate. The fantastic letter above and the preceding article from Barbara McCutchen at http://arkansasfreedom.com  is an example of what you all should be doing, whether you have the time or not, and there remains no excuse for not picking up the fight for our freedom. HOWEVER, I have been exceptionally pleased to have received so many replies of late, and the questions you have asked indicates that many of you understand the emergency of mass participation, in this information war, and I am so proud of you for your interest and sacrifice, especially those who, like me, have no formal education. Your participation is proof enough of your intelligence, because to have retained the instinct for survival is to demonstrate conclusively that you are not just emotionally patriotic, but determined to survive and protect the lives and freedom of your loved ones. That is why men and women really go to war. The preservation of the principals of freedom is worth all sacrifice.  Sincere Regards, OldDog

Apocalypse

What are citizens to think and do?

December 20th, 2011 by

 CHAOShttp://arkansasfreedom.com/2007/10/18/the-destruction-of-our-republic.aspx

Our bloated, out-of-control government entities work only for their own growth/perpetuation. Mexico exploits its poverty-ridden citizens by encouraging them to invade the U.S. in order to receive billions in remittances. Socialists/Communists/Fascists work to destroy the work of our Founders. Corporations work to exploit cheap slave labor. Religions work to increase their parishioners/funding, and the “education” system works to destroy the last vestiges of certain concepts such as rugged individualism, personal responsibility, personal excellence, merit, and earned self-esteem.

The path we are on is mass suicide. We send our youth to blow up foreign countries, protect their borders and leave ours wide open to every kind of scum on earth. While the rest of the world grows to hate us for the untold damage/murder we do, the U.S. citizen is left at the mercy of so many dangers too numerous to list in this venue.

We are expected to welcome invaders who have no respect for our laws, heritage, or culture and to pay for their healthcare, babies, welfare, incarceration, housing, education, etc. lest we be called racist, while expected to bow to such organizations as Mexican La Raza (TheRACE).

Political Correctness is doing its job, it is murdering Western Civilization. The Cultural Marxists are winning…we are headed back to the jungle with little resistance because of the loss of our Founding Concepts. The Enlightenment has been snuffed, which means the death of individual freedom. The 3rd World will engulf us as the Barbarians did Rome.

No one will gain except the elite few who hold the reins of power, and history repeats itself over and over, always to the detriment of individual life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our nation had its chance and squandered it, pity the young and those to come.

Barbara McCutchen

Fort Smith                                              http://arkansasfreedom.com                                                   joeusa@cox.net

CHAOS

 

The Tavistock Institute

December 17th, 2011 by

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The Tavistock Institute sits at the center of a web of evil, if one is inclined toward free-market thinking principles. It’s safe to say that most of the American population hasn’t a clue when the Tavistock Institute is mentioned what it stands for. It’s not a new organization. This London based not-for-profit organization was founded in 1947. The Institute operates a $6 billion a year network of foundations and it’s all funded by US taxpayers.

Ten major institutions are under its direct control but 400 subsidiaries and 3,000 think tanks and study groups that develop, implement, and impose some of its research. For instance, the Stanford Research Institute (SRI International), a $150 million-plus per year operation with 3,300 employees, is a subsidiary of the Tavistock Institute.

The Stanford Research Institute orchestrates program surveillance for Kaiser and Bechtel, as well as about 400 other companies, plus it implements extensive intelligence operations for the CIA. SRI is located on the West Coast of the United States. Its main focus is behavioral sciences and mind control.

The Tavistock Institute was originally established to study the effects of the condition called ‘shellshock,’ which affected many of the British soldiers who survived the First World War. The initial research established a breaking point for men under stress and made important progress in terms of treatment.

When Sigmund Freud moved to England and settled in Maresfield Gardens he became one of the main psychiatrists and somewhat of an academic rock star thanks to his work on behavioral science theories and mind control tactics.

Today, the Tavistock network extends from the University of Sussex to MIT, Esalen, the Hudson Institute, the Heritage Foundation, US Air Force Intelligence, the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown and the Mitre and Rand corporations. A network of secret groups indoctrinates personnel from these organizations so there’s an element of modern day cloak-and-dagger tactics surrounding the Institute.

The elite have used such hidden-in-plain-sight organizations as the Tavistock Institute to propound fear-based promotions that frighten Western Middle Classes into giving up wealth and power to pre-made globalist solutions such as the UNWorld BankIMF, etc. But in the 21st century, these promotions are increasingly exposed and thus losing their effectiveness.

Everything from global warming to Peak Oil and the war on terror itself has been undermined by countervailing information to be found on the ‘Net. Even central banking – the elite’s most important falsification – has come under sustained attack.

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