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“Remember. Remember The 5th of November”

V FOR VENDETTA

V FOR VENDETTA (Photo credit: Adam Crowe)

So…once more we come to Guy Fawkes day. The day celebrated and, of late, remembered as a result of the 2005 movie ” V For Vendetta“. My question to you is this. Can any of you think of a reason to protest anything your government is doing currently?

Obviously I am not advocating any form of violence against individuals or even infrastructure as that path becomes self-defeating rather quickly. What I am saying is this. Find a way to voice your anger. Write on your blog. Add something to your Facebook page. Hell-send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper but do something.

The Governments of the world are in direct opposition now to the interests of the people who live on this planet. It is time we stood up, for those who have not been doing so, and let them know we know!!! The truth of the matter is that they are a bunch of rats that live in the dark and only attack when they can gang up on those who have become separated from the crowd. The young, the poor, the aged, the disabled. 

When the rest of us choose to become protective of those who cannot protect themselves and say NO MORE, things will begin to change. One example where people can stand up is in Colorado where this tax on cannabis will put the use of pot back into government control and will push the people who truly need it, or just want to use it for their own pleasure to a place where it is financially beyond their reach. A new black market will then start up and the drug war will continue.

Whatever the cause you choose, choose something today to speak out against. The Wars in…well where aren’t we fighting wars now? Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, several African nations and soon Iran. How about the NSA, CIA, TSA, DHS ect. ect. Or Fracking for gas or Fuckishima (It was deliberate). Or the fact that our President is quoted in a new book as saying he is “good at killing”.

Anyway, I am sure that everyone can come up with at least one thing that really bothers them about the US Government or whatever government claims to rule over them. Speak out. Be An Anarchist for a day!

Anarchism is a set of political philosophies that hold the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful

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Revolution is Coming

Remember, Remember the 5th of November!”

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US Government is Planning for Financial Collapse (and You are in Trouble)

Dismiss this if you like but it is true nonetheless and  the solution offered is the best I have seen so far even though I expect it will not be acted on in time (E)

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Straight From Oz: Real Reason Elites Intend to Legalize Some Drugs?

I really appreciate the folks over at The Daily Bell, This article is very insightful. Take the brain out for a stroll and stretch a few of those synapses 🙂 E.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012 – by Staff Report

Australia foreign minister calls for decriminalisation of low-level drug use … Bob Carr, Australia’s foreign minister, whose brother died after a heroin overdose, has urged the decriminalisation of low-level drug use, after a report concluded the war on the scourge was lost … “A bit of modest decriminalisation, de facto decriminalisation at the edges, simply freeing up police to be doing the things they ought to be doing, would be a sensible way of going about it,” Mr Carr told the Seven Network. He added to fellow broadcaster ABC that by doing so “we wouldn’t have armies of police patrolling outside nightclubs and pubs hoping to snatch someone who’s got an ecstasy tablet in his or her pocket or purse”. – UK Telegraph

Dominant Social Theme: This drug war hasn’t worked. Time to be more reasonable about it.

Free-Market Analysis: Last week we thought we detected a trend: The top elites via politicians and the mainstream media in the US were embarked on creating some sort of dominant social theme aimed at legalizing some drugs.

At the time we didn’t understand why this promotion would be launched, given that the elites have shown no compunction about putting people in jail for years for doing something as innocent as smoking a marijuana cigarette.

We received interesting and insightful feedbacks to our questions about this seeming emergent elite meme, but as is so often the case, a little more time seems to be revealing what may be the truth of the matter. You can see the initial article here: Have Elites Decided to Legalize Some US Drugs?

The US has jailed tens of millions in the past decade over drug infractions. But now we seem to be seeing some re-thinking … First Pat Robertson writes about legalizing marijuana and then CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria writes about it as well. And that’s not all.

A random search of Google shows that a bill to legalize medical marijuana is moving forward in the Tennessee House and that the Rhode Island Senate is discussing legalization as well. In Yakima, Washington, a former Seattle police chief and a former state senator will hold a public forum on the legalization of marijuana.

Now, in this article excerpted above, we think that the purpose of this theme, if that’s what it is, is beginning to emerge. Australian foreign minister Bob Carr may have given the game away by referring to, “A bit of modest decriminalisation, de facto decriminalisation at the edges, simply freeing up police to be doing the things they ought to be doing… “

What Carr is saying is that the “authorities” are stretched. The system, he is indicating, has other priorities that are not being addressed because of the “war on drugs.”

What might those priorities be? We can only speculate, but as the Western world tends to move in lockstep when it comes to such things (given that nation-states are pretty much an illusion at this point), we would tend to think that a decision has been made to point the resources of Leviathan at the emergent freedom movement that is roiling the Western world.

We’ve long predicted this moment, of course, writing over and over that the Internet is a kind of Gutenberg Press and that the same sort of society-transforming trends are taking place now as did back then.

Then, from what we can tell, the elites started a number of wars, including a so-called Peasant War that lasted about 30 years. War is a great way to control the masses because all the rules of civil society can be thrown out based on “security considerations.” That’s what is happening today, as then.

There are many other parallels between the circumstances surrounding the Gutenberg Press and today’s Internet. We’ve often mentioned them in these pages. Copyright was invented in Britain after the advent of the press in order to slow the transmission of information – and now today, again, copyright is being used, this time as a weapon against the Internet.

The elites are neither imaginative nor facile. They tend to select repetitious stratagems from a sparse and brutal tool kit. They are not disappointing now. Brutality is increasingly the order of the day. Wars, depression, torture and general intimidation via Draconian laws and regulation are the order of the day.

People are perpetually and increasingly astonished at what’s going on. Just the other day, CNN leftist Rachel Maddow appeared on-air with a rant against the Supreme Court for determining one could be strip-searched at the discretion of US law enforcement no matter the reason. 

Maddow laid the blame on a “conservative” Supreme Court but, in fact, the stale right-left paradigm has no relevance to what’s going on. The emergent fascist state throughout the West has all the hallmarks of a deliberate policy.

Of course, Maddow would have to admit that there are dynastic families based out of the City of London that want to run the world and are willing to create a kind of generalized Western Third Reich to do so.

The power elite that wants to rule the world has been destabilizing the US for several centuries – really ever since it came together as a libertarian republic. It took the Civil War to really set in motion the trends that have blossomed todayincluding a massive military-industrial complex, an intel-industrial complex and a penal-industrial complex.

Australia has all the signal hallmarks of an emergent fascist state including a feverish green lobby, incandescently dishonest politics, an emergent carbon tax, etc. But we have to think that the “stick” of this decriminalization is aimed at the US.

The emergent authoritarian TSA has just ordered 400 million hollow-point bullets and the US is building a trans-national spy facility out in Utah at a cost of billions. The elites have always hated and feared US exceptionalism and its general republican orientation.

Under former President George W. Bush, the US also built numerous detention facilities across the US, giving the contract to Dick Cheney’s Halliburton. While there is a large intimidation/propaganda factor to all of this, the elites are probably dead serious about a transfer of resources away from petty drug matters in order to focus on social unrest, “domestic security” and “the war on terror.”

Does the real reason for the War on Drugs stand revealed? Was it really intended simply to build a kind of trans-national gulag that can now be employed for the security purposes of the elite? Did people really waste away their lives in prison simply to provide a pretext for the construction of a blossoming Security State?

Conclusion: Having created and staffed this monstrosity, are the top elites now prepared to put it to “better” use. Think about the “great debates” of prohibition that have raged for the past century, the billions of words and books and white papers that have been written. Was it really nothing but an excuse? And if so, how they must have laughed …

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Source: http://www.thedailybell.com/3761/Straight-From-Oz-Real-Reason-Elites-Intend-to-Legalize-Some-Drugs

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Reject the Ruling Psychopathology

by Michael S. Rozeff

Recently by Michael S. Rozeff: When Might War Between the U.S. and Iran Occur?

Tom Ridge is a Republican and a notable U.S. political figure.

Tom Ridge wants the U.S. to overturn or subvert the Iranian regime from within. See his op-ed here. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors are once again inspecting Iran in a 3-day visit right now, but Ridge wants the U.S. to act “unilaterally and decisively.” He wants the U.S. openly to support (and fund? and train? and make promises to?) anti-regime groups. He wants the U.S. to declare that it’s out for “regime change” in Iran.

He means it when he uses the word “unilateral”, for he speaks of the “impotence” of the U.N. resolutions and the West’s sanctions.

Is subversion an act of war? There is no book of international law that answers this question. Some people say yes, some say no. It clearly depends on the nature of the subversive acts, which can range from protests to assassinations and sabotage. But no matter how it is classified, U.S. support of subversion and open declaration of a goal of regime change is or would be hostile. It is open interference and intervention into Iran’s political processes by the U.S. government. How would the U.S. react if Iran supported groups inside America who wanted drastic regime change here?

And what does regime change mean? Iran has had numerous elections, not all squeaky clean, but then America’s cities, states, and even national elections have never been free from being stolen or paid for either. Iran already has its form of democracy. It already has means of changing its leaders, directions, and policies. So what does regime change mean?

Regime change must mean more than a change of leadership to Tom Ridge. If regime change means changing the political process itself or Iran’s form of government, then he is calling for revolution. And revolution is what he’s calling for, as his reference to the Arab Spring suggests: “In this era of the Arab Spring it is time to support regime change in Iran, from within”. And even if he means steps short of revolution, though it’s hard to imagine what they might be, he’s still calling for rank interference into another nation’s political affairs. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would turn over in their graves if they heard this.

The U.N. has time and again declared itself against domestic interference of this kind and other kinds in no uncertain terms, that is, in the strongest and clearest of language. See here, for example. The linked declaration argues that such interference endangers peace and security:

“Conscious of the fact that such policies endanger the political independence of States, freedom of peoples and permanent sovereignty over their natural resources, adversely affecting thereby the maintenance of international peace and security…”

The U.N. is an imperfect organization that does and declares many objectionable things, but that does not mean it should be ignored when it comes up with sensible and sound ideas, and non-interference in the domestic politics of other nations is a sound idea.

Ridge claims or thinks that supporting regime change sends a message to the mullahs. Sure, it does — a hostile message. But they already have received this message ever since Mossadegh was overthrown and right down to the present. They are not fools. Ridge’s proposal is actually another hostile act along the road to war. It is an act that forecloses diplomacy, an act away from diplomacy. The message he is sending, however, is not to the mullahs. It’s to the U.S. leadership, which he wants to support revolution in Iran openly. No doubt, it is already acting covertly within Iran.

Ridge’s op-ed has been published at the very time that the UN inspectors are in Iran and Iran has again promised openness. His op-ed is designed and timed to blunt the news of that visit. Ridge’s op-ed is an act of warmongering, even though it never mentions war and proposes regime change instead. This is clear by its content, its timing, and by this statement: “Clearly, diplomatic engagement has failed to halt Tehran’s nuclear drive. Sanctions have been insufficient.”

Ridge has nominated himself and the U.S. as the unilateral judge, jury, and executioner of the current regime, disregarding the political processes within Iran, disregarding the U.N. procedures to monitor and deal with signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and disregarding the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty (NPT) itself. The U.S. shall choose the enforcement techniques and methods as it pleases, after arriving at a judgment as it pleases, according to Ridge and other Iran warmongers.

He does this because Tehran is not kowtowing to his demand that they halt what he calls “their nuclear drive”. Iran has committed no nuclear crime, not even that of polluting the atmosphere with repeated nuclear tests. I believe that it has made some effort to understand how to build a nuclear bomb and conducted some experiments along that path. I think it has perhaps experimented or perhaps investigated how to cause an implosion that creates a critical mass. I don’t think that it has gone much beyond what any good physicists and engineers could discover from open sources about building an atomic bomb.

I think that the nuclear fears over Iran are way overblown and, furthermore, that the nuclear issue is not even the central factor in the conflict between the U.S. and Iran. It accompanies that central factor but is not itself the central factor. Even if Iran had no nuclear understanding or was not developing nuclear power for making electricity, the U.S. would still be on Iran’s case. The central factor is that Iran is making itself independent and wants to be an independent power, out of the orbit and domination of the U.S. and also Russia. The differences between the U.S. and Iran over Israel and Hezbollah are symptomatic of that central factor. When the Israel lobby or the oil lobby in the U.S. exert their influence and succeed in getting U.S. policy-makers to act on their behalf, those factors wax in importance. However, U.S. foreign policy toward Iran would still be aimed at dominating Iran, even were those factors absent.

Iran’s desire for independence manifests in many ways, such as wanting nuclear power for electricity, so that it can sell more oil on the world market. It has an indigenous military industry and wants to build it up. It has its own ideas about its neighbors. It has its own ideas about using the dollar or not in exchange for oil.

Another example is the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline. The U.S. pressured India into withdrawing its participation in the Iran-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline. Pakistan was pressured too but refused. Iran has already completed its portion. Instead, the U.S. supports an alternative liquified gas pipeline by an alternative consortium from Tajikistan through Afghanistan. The latter is not close to reality. It requires a political stability in Afghanistan that does not exist.

Now this pipeline is a peaceful and progressive development approved by democratic governments and the U.S. stands in the way. The U.S. talk about freedom and democracy is a smokescreen. It wants to control these countries and control the business opportunities. The U.S. fears political rivals. It fears strength in foreign quarters that it does not control. The U.S. wants satellites in one way or another. Its central reason for wanting to control progress, competition, markets, and business rivalries is to control foreign strength and independence. It wants to keep foreign nations weaker than itself. The U.S. wants to keep Iran weak. This is the behavior of an empire.

Tom Ridge is advising the current emperor (Obama) what to do in order to weaken Iran and control it. That is the purpose of his op-ed piece. Several reasons that he mentions therein are absolutely peripheral and trivial. One of them is mobs chanting “Death to America” in the funeral of the assassinated nuclear scientist. What does he expect, loving praise for that deed? Is he not calling for the death of the existing Iranian regime, if not their heads? Doesn’t he know enough not to place much stock in the expression of such emotions surrounding such a touchy event? Or is Ridge himself trying to exploit American emotions?

Another reason he gives is the case of a man sentenced to death by an Iranian court for being a CIA spy. (His appeal is pending.) Whether true or not, Ridge is grasping at another emotional straw to use such an event as justification for advocating a U.S.-backed revolutionary movement inside Iran.

Ridge lists uranium enrichment as a big concern, but that is allowable under the non-proliferation treaty. That treaty has several passages pertinent to this. One says “all Parties to the Treaty are entitled to participate in the fullest possible exchange of scientific information for, and to contribute alone or in co-operation with other States to, the further development of the applications of atomic energy for peaceful purposes…” Among other things that signatories have agreed not to do is “not to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices…” Iran hasn’t acquired any nuclear devices, and it hasn’t been accused of doing so. It hasn’t manufactured any nuclear devices either.

Section 3 of Article III of the NPT explicitly allows peaceful uses of nuclear energy and production of nuclear material:

“The safeguards required by this Article shall be implemented in a manner designed to comply with Article IV of this Treaty, and to avoid hampering the economic or technological development of the Parties or international co-operation in the field of peaceful nuclear activities, including the international exchange of nuclear material and equipment for the processing, use or production of nuclear material for peaceful purposes in accordance with the provisions of this Article and the principle of safeguarding set forth in the Preamble of the Treaty.”

Iran has allowed inspectors into Iran in the past. It continues to allow U.N. inspectors into Iran. They are there at this moment. Iran has a right under the treaty to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. It has not withdrawn from the treaty, which is possible under Article X of that treaty with a three months notice and under extraordinary circumstances that it regards as jeopardizing its national interests. The pressures exerted by the West on Iran have not led it to withdraw from the treaty, which is exactly what the U.S. would like to see it do, as that would provide a pretext for open warfare.

Ridge wants to go further, and further leads in only one direction: war. Ridge essentially wants to goad Iran into war, or else goad it into looking bad by suppressing internal dissidents supported by the U.S., thereby providing yet another excuse for making war on Iran.

There is no reason why the U.S. should be concerned with Iran as a matter of American well-being or security. American well-being and security are furthered by neutral, peaceful and fair relations with all nations. American well-being is not furthered by expansionism over the globe and foreign policies that require huge military expenditures. What does this do but create near-perpetual wars? What does the empire do but drain the productive capacity of Americans? What does it do but lead to attacks on continental America? What does it do but lead to suppression of liberty at home? What does it do but further socialist and fascist policies domestically? What does it do but strengthen the hand of the establishment’s control over us? What does it do but exacerbate our own already large problems?

The reason that the U.S. is concerned over Iran and cruising for an all-out fight is that the empire demands weakness among all those around it that might conceivably challenge its dominance. It demands compliant satellites wherever it can create them or force them into compliance. Is this the historic role of Americans? Is this what America is about? Is it about political domination of the world? Is it about empire? Is it about suppressing progress and liberty in the aim of keeping other nations weak? Is it about putting into practice a psychopathology of power?

What does empire mean at home? Is America about stagnation, high unemployment, a constantly rising price level, high taxes, TSA inspections, food stamps for millions, huge bailouts, and boundless rules and regulations? Is it about straitjackets placed on industry after industry? Is it about so-called “sacrifices” that cost Americans dearly with no commensurate gains? Is it about worthless educations? Is it about loss of industries? Is it about loss of competitiveness? It is about turning into a fifth-rate nation?

Or is America about peace, freedom, and progress? Is America about leaving other peoples alone who are doing us no harm? Is it about opportunity? Is it about getting ahead? Is it about creativity, invention, and individual flourishing? Is it about renouncing tyranny, including tyranny authored by Americans that is visited upon Americans here at home or upon peoples overseas?

Is not America about rights known and respected? And if this is so, then it is time long overdue to stop violating rights in foreign nations. It is time to leave politics in other lands to those who live there. It is time to stop attempting to secure our own rights at the expense of the rights of others. It is time to stop interfering and intervening in other lands under the rhetorical smokescreens of freedom, justice, security or democracy but really with the central aim of control of foreign governments or reshaping foreign political processes to the liking of the men and women of empire who own and operate our foreign policies and who have adopted aims and methods that deviate from normal aspirations, that are dysfunctional to Americans at large, and that are dangerous to our well-being.

Grandiose, vague, and utopian ideals placed into practice by means that contradict them, such as violence, violating rights, and warfare have to be viewed as manifestations of illogical, irrational and deranged minds. In short, it is time to reject the rule of psychopaths in our very own American establishment, whom too many Americans ordinarily regard with an untoward and altogether excessive degree of respect and acceptance. It is time to terminate the national psychopathic nightmare that we are experiencing.

January 31, 2012

Source article: http://lewrockwell.com/rozeff/rozeff374.html

Michael S. Rozeff [send him mail] is a retired Professor of Finance living in East Amherst, New York. He is the author of the free e-book Essays on American Empire: Liberty vs. Dominationand the free e-book The U.S. Constitution and Money: Corruption and Decline.

Copyright © 2012 by LewRockwell.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

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40 Hard Questions That The American People Should Be Asking Right Now

Repost from infowars.com: http://www.infowars.com/40-hard-questions-that-the-american-people-should-be-asking-right-now/

The Economic Collapse 
December 29, 2011

If you spend much time watching the mainstream news, then you know how incredibly vapid it can be.  It is amazing how they can spend so much time saying next to nothing.  There seems to be a huge reluctance to tackle the tough issues and the hard questions.  Perhaps I should be thankful for this, because if the mainstream media was doing their job properly, there would not be a need for the alternative media.  Once upon a time, the mainstream media had a virtual monopoly on the dissemination of news in the United States, but that has changed.  Thankfully, the Internet in the United States is free and open (at least for now) and people that are hungry for the truth can go searching for it.  Today, an increasing number of Americans want to understand why our economy is dying and why our national debt is skyrocketing.  An increasing number of Americans are deeply frustrated with what is going on in Washington D.C. and they are alarmed that we seem to get closer to becoming a totalitarian police state with each passing year.  People want real answers about our foreign policy, about our corrupt politicians, about our corrupt financial system, about our shocking moral decline and about the increasing instability that we are seeing all over the world, and they are not getting those answers from the mainstream media. If the mainstream media will not do it, then those of us in the alternative media will be glad to tackle the tough issues.  The following are 40 hard questions that the American people should be asking right now….

#1 If Iran tries to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, what will that do to the price of oil and what will that do to the global economy?

#2 If Iran tries to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, will the United States respond by launching a military strike on Iran?

#3 Why is the Federal Reserve bailing out Europe?  And why are so few members of Congress objecting to this?

#4 The U.S. dollar has lost well over 95 percent of its value since the Federal Reserve was created,  the U.S. national debt is more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a track record of incompetence that is absolutely mind blowing.  So what possible justification is there for allowing the Federal Reserve to continue to issue our currency and run our economy?

  • #5 Why does the euro keep dropping like a rock?  Is this a sign that Europe is heading for a major recession?

    #6 Why are European banks parkingrecord-setting amounts of cash at the European Central Bank?  Is this evidence that banks don’t want to lend to one another and that we are on the verge of a massive credit crunch?

    #7 If the European financial system is going to be just fine, then why is the UK government preparing feverishly for the collapse of the euro?

    #8 What did the head of the IMF mean when she recently said that we could soon see conditions “reminiscent of the 1930s depression“?

    #9 How in the world can Mitt Romney say with a straight face that the individual health insurance mandate that he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts was based on “conservative principles”?  Wouldn’t that make the individual mandate in Obamacare “conservative” as well?

    #10 If the one thing that almost everyone in the Republican Party seems to agree on is that Obamacare is bad, then why is the candidate that created the plan that much of Obamacare was based upon leading in so many of the polls?

    #11 What did Mitt Romney mean when he stated that he wants “to eliminate some of the differences, repeal the bad, and keep the good” in Obamacare?

    #12 If no Republican candidate is able to accumulate at least 50 percent of the delegates by the time the Republican convention rolls around, will that mean that the Republicans will have abrokered convention that will enable the Republican establishment to pick whoever they want as the nominee?

    #13 Why are middle class families being taxed into oblivion while the big oil companies receiveabout $4.4 billion in specialized tax breaks a year from the federal government?

    #14 Why have we allowed the “too big to fail” banks to become even larger?

    #15 Why has the United States had a negative trade balance every single year since 1976?

    #16 Back in 1970, 25 percent of all jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs. Today, only 9 percent of all jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs.  How in the world could we allow that to happen?

    #17 If the United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, then why don’t our politicians do something about it?

    #18 If you can believe it, more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States have permanently closed down since 2001.  So exactly what does that say about our economy?

    #19 Why was the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall made in China?Wasn’t there anyone in America that could make it?

    #20 If low income jobs now account for 41 percent of all jobs in the United States, then how are we going to continue to have a vibrant middle class?

    #21 Why do the poor just keep getting poorer in the United States today?

    #22 How can the Obama administration be talking about an “economic recovery” when 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty?

    #23 Why has the number of new cars sold in the U.S. declined by about 50 percent since 1985?

    #24 How can we say that we have a successful national energy policy when the average American household will spend a whopping $4,155 on gasoline by the end of this year?

    #25 Why does it take gigantic mountains of money to get a college education in America today?  According to the Student Loan Debt Clock, total student loan debt in the United States will surpass the 1 trillion dollar mark in early 2012.  Isn’t there something very wrong about that?

    #26 Why do about a third of all U.S. states allow borrowers who don’t pay their bills to be put in jail?

    #27 If it costs tens of billions of dollars to take care of all of the illegal immigrants that are already in this country, why did the Obama administration go around Congress and grant “backdoor amnesty” to the vast majority of them?  Won’t that just encourage millions more to come in illegally?

    #28 Why are gun sales setting new all-time records in America right now?

    #29 Why are very elderly women being strip-searched by TSA agents at U.S. airports?  Does that really keep us any safer?

    #30 The last words of Steve Jobs were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.“  What did he mean by that?

    #31 How in the world did scientists in Europe decide that it was a good idea for them to create a new “killer bird flu” that is very easy to pass from human to human?

    #32 If our founding fathers intended to set up a limited central government, then why does the federal government just continue to get bigger and bigger?

    #33 Are we on the verge of an absolutely devastating retirement crisis?  On January 1st, 2011 the very first of the Baby Boomers started to reach the age of 65.  Now more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will be turning 65 every single day for the next two decades.  So where in the world are we going to get all the money we need to pay them the retirement benefits that we have promised them?

    #34 If the federal government stopped all borrowing today and began right at this moment to repay the U.S. national debt at a rate of one dollar per second, it would take over 440,000 years to pay off the U.S. national debt.  So does anyone out there actually still believe that the U.S. national debt will be paid off someday?

    #35 If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are an all-time record 46 million Americans now on food stamps?

    #36 How can we say that we have the greatest economy on earth when we have a child poverty rate that is more than twice as high as France and one out of every four American children is on food stamps?

    #37 Since 1964, the reelection rate for members of the U.S. House of Representatives has never fallen below 85 percent.  So are the American people really that stupid that they would keep sending the exact same Congress critters back to Washington D.C. over and over and over?

    #38 What does it say about our society that nearly one-third of all Americans are arrested by the time they reach the age of 23?

    #39 Why do so many of our politicians think that it is a good idea to allow the U.S. military to arrest American citizens on American soil and indefinitely detain them without a trial?

    #40 A new bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would give the U.S. government power to shut down any website that is determined to “engage in, enable or facilitate” copyright infringement.  Many believe that the language of the new law is so vague that it would allow the government to permanently shut down any website that even links very briefly to “infringing material”.  Prominent websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube would be constantly in danger of being given a “death penalty”.  The American people need to ask their members of Congress this question: Do you plan to vote for SOPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act)?  If the answer is yes, that is a clear indication that you should never cast a single vote for that member of Congress ever again.

    So do you have answers to some of the questions posted above?

    Please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below….


Governments Lie-Always

TSA

Exposed documents reveal Napolitano, TSA lied about safety of cancer-causing naked body scanners

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Remember when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano claimed back in 2010 that the US Transportation Security Administration‘s (TSA) naked body scanners had been proven safe by research conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (http://epic.org/privacy/backscatter…)? A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request recently brought to light internal emails that were sent by NIST to DHS that basically decry Napolitano’s false assertion that NIST had verified the safety of the naked body scanners.Amid the string of emails discussing the matter, an undisclosed sender explains that NIST was “a little concerned” over Napolitano’s public reassurances that TSA’s naked body scanners are safe. After all, NIST does not test products, and it never tested the naked body scanners in the first place. Napolitano apparently took the individual machine dose measurements that NIST had gathered and twisted them to say what she wanted them to say, which was that the machines are safe.You can view a partially-censored copy of that email exchange here:
http://epic.org/privacy/backscatter…Worse, NIST had actually warned DHS and TSA that the machines were not necessarily safe, and that airport screening agents should avoid standing next to them because of the harmful radiation they emit. It is unclear whether or not this warning was ever taken seriously by TSA officials.

Napolitano also falsely claimed that research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory confirms the safety of naked body scanners, even though the research actually suggests the opposite. Dr. Michael Love from the school publicly stated that the machines are going to give people skin cancer, and the specific findings of the report indicate that “radiation zones” around the machines emit enough radiation to exceed the “General Public Dose Limit.”

One thing is for sure, though. Many current and former TSA agents who have developed cancers are now speaking out against the machines, as they believe repeated and continual exposure to them is responsible for their conditions. Many TSA agents have repeatedly requested that they be given dosimeters to wear that will warn them of dangerous radiation exposure — but TSA higher-ups have never followed through in addressing their concerns, despite empty promises that they would.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-doc…

http://epic.org/2011/06/epic-v-dhs-…

Original Article: http://www.naturalnews.com/032839_body_scanners_TSA.html

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Can Jesse Ventura force a TSA submission?

Things have come to a pretty pass if our best hope is a former pro wrestler’s lawsuit against the TSA‘s violations of privacy

Jennifer Abel guardian.co.uk,

Tuesday 1 February 2011 14.48 GMT Article history

In this 1999 file photo, then-Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura presents his first state of the state address at the state capitol in St Paul. Photograph: Tom Olmscheid/AP

Desperation is when once-proud and free Americans like me are reduced to pleading, “Save us, Jesse Ventura, you’re our only hope.”

It’s over three months now since the unelected political appointees heading the TSA made their sexually abusive Hobson’s choice mandatory for American airline customers: either step through a scanner whose potentially cancerous radiation lets TSA agents view your nude body, or adopt guilty-criminal, hands-in-the-air poses, while agents grope you head to toe, genitalia included.

Two months since Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano suggested expanding this to all forms of mass transit. Eight weeks since the House of Representatives voted 417 to 3 in favour of House Resolution 28, supporting exactly that TSA expansion. And mere days since Barack Obama joked about the patdowns in his state of the union address. (Easy for him to laugh, as one of the privileged few exempt from the humiliations TSA imposes on his countrymen.)

What about the rest of us Americans? I’m one who insists, along with others, “We won’t fly”, so long as TSA abuse remains part of the experience. Yet much of the media insists that makes us stubbornly selfish at best, prudishly insane at worst.

Then, there’s Jesse Ventura, the former pro wrestler and Reform party governor of Minnesota. He doesn’t belong to the “boycott flying”contingent; indeed, he flies several times each week in order to host his TV show, Conspiracy Theory. But Ventura, like millions of Americans, has health problems that force him to rely on medical implants or prosthetics – in his case, a titanium hip replacement that’s set offmetal detectors ever since he got it in 2008.

Ventura had no objections when the TSA used a handheld wand to clear him through security, but that changed with the “nude-scan or grope-down” policy last autumn. So, on 25 January 2011, he filed a lawsuit against Homeland Security and TSA for violating his fourth amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure, claiming the patdowns “exposed him to humiliation and degradation through unwanted touching, gripping and rubbing of the intimate areas of his body.”

No comment from the TSA, though, a few days later, Administrator John Pistole made the unrelated announcement he won’t allow any moreairports to opt out of TSA staffing.

Though they did blink last Thanksgiving eve, when the National Opt-Out Day protest was scheduled; the plan called for fliers to refuse the scanners en masse, so the TSA turned them off at major airports. Then, spokeswoman Ann Davis gloated over her “overall sense that passengers seem to be opting out of Opt Out.” The agency has since refused all freedom of information requests demanding to know why those allegedly essential security procedures were ignored on Opt-Out Day.

Meanwhile, we learned that the scanners can’t discern between “plastic explosives” and “human flesh”. The TSA has yet to find a single terrorist, though they have no difficulty detecting menstruating women, or cancer patients with colostomy bags, or prosthetic breasts.

When gropings make small children scream in terror, TSA director James Marchand advised agents, “If you can come up with some kind of a game to play with a child, it makes it a lot easier” – advice, akin to paedophile “grooming”, which has caused alarm among sex abuse experts.

The lawsuits keep coming; the TSA keeps losing, yet the agency presses ever forward rather than backing down. It’s too early to predict how Ventura’s lawsuit will be decided, although the TSA hasn’t been faring well in court lately: last week, Phil Mocek was acquitted of the four charges the TSA brought against him after he (legally) videotaped agents at work and refused to show his ID. TSA’s case was so weak,Mocek’s defence didn’t even need to call witnesses. Two weeks before that, the TSA settled another lawsuit brought by Lynsie Murley, after agents in Texas allegedly pulled down her blouse, exposing her breasts to all, then teased her about it.

American taxpayers – who actually paid for that settlement – weren’t told how much it was for. TSA spokesman Luis Casanova also refused to name the agents responsible, but did say they hadn’t been fired or disciplined. “When a settlement is reached, there is no disciplinary action,” Casanova said. “It’s a no-fault kind of settlement.”

It always is where the TSA’s concerned.

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Eco-Fascists Call For Prison Cities

http://www.prisonplanet.com/eco-fascists-call-for-prison-cities.html

Obey enviro-tyranny or be banished to the ghetto, threatens new government-funded propaganda piece

Eco Fascists Call For Prison Cities GreenNazi1

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, January 6, 2011

People who resist the state controlling every aspect of their existence will be forced to live in squalid ghettos while the rest of the population will be tightly controlled in high-tech prison cities – that’s the future envisaged by eco-fascists who are exploiting the contrived global warming fraud to openly flaunt their plan for the total enslavement of mankind.

The threat posed by the kind of scenario being promoted by Forum for the Future, the group responsible for the chilling video below, cannot be emphasized enough. The dictatorial hellhole of 2040, where cars will be banned, meat rationed, farming completely abolished and overtaken by the state, behavior catalogued on “calorie cards,” and careers ordained by the government, is the ultimate goal of the control freaks who have seized the reigns of the environmental movement.

 

 

Nearly every aspect of the policies undertaken by the global dictatorship that runs the “planned-opolis” depicted in the video are lifted wholesale from historical tyrannies.

– The state completely taking over the means of food production and farming. This is a throwback to the Soviet system of collectivized farming, where Stalin organized land and labor into large-scale collective farms. Farmers who resisted the state taking over their farms were arrested and sent to Siberian gulags. As a result of the mass seizure of property and the disruption that collective farming brought to food production, upwards of 3 million people died from starvation from 1932-33 alone. A similar system imposed in Maoist China under the “Great Leap Forward” led to the Great Chinese Famine and the starvation of at least 36 million people.

– The incarceration of resistors to green fascism inside squalid ghettos and their subsequent separation from family members is a frightening throwback to the Nazi-run Warsaw Ghetto and other concentration camps and prisons within cities that housed Jews and political dissidents during World War Two.

– The restriction or even outlawing of meat, something already being vehemently pushed by eco-fascists, to the point where a hamburger becomes a rare delicacy to be enjoyed on special occasions – and only then if you can afford it. As my wife who is Chinese will attest, up until the late 80′s before China started to lift itself out of poverty, meat was a rare treat that was sparsely available and highly restricted. Again, the “planned-opolis” is nothing less than a fusion of Communist and fascist control measures inflicted upon the population to keep them poor, starving and weak.

The people who produced this video, funded by monolithic elitist banks and corporations like Royal Dutch Shell and Bank of America as well as the British government, know very well that every aspect of their “planned-opolis” is lifted directly from the most abhorrent and brutal dictatorships in history. They are openly flaunting the neo-fascist ideology behind the green movement.

Of course, as is made clear in the video, none of these regulations or controls will apply to any of the elitists imposing them on the rest of us. Think Al Gore and his multiple oceanside mansions with heated swimming pools. They will still be able to roll around in SUV’s and fly private jets while quaffing the finest fillet steak and belching tons of CO2 as they lecture the rest of humanity about their carbon footprint. Think Prince Charles and his insistence that the proles not be allowed to take baths as he lounges in the luxuriant splendor of royal palaces.

They are also engaged in a ploy to shift the parameters of the Overton Window – which is defined as “A range of policies considered to be politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion.” By constantly bombarding us with extreme and repugnant proposals, they gradually wear down the human psyche until people begin to accept draconian controls over their personal life as normal, necessary and reasonable.

This is part of the reason behind last year’s “splattergate” controversy, where global warming alarmists – again funded by government and big business – produced an infomercial in which children who refused to lower their carbon emissions were slaughtered in an orgy of blood and guts.

This is a psychological attack and a realization of the stepping stone method to tyranny. Whereas we might not accept cars being banned and meat being rationed now, we will accept incandescent light bulbs being outlawed and paying carbon taxes on fuel. As each hurdle is cleared, the globalists propose something more extreme so that we will always come to a compromise and accept a slighter lesser tyranny, but in the long term, the elitists achieve all of their goals with aplomb.

And to top it all off, the debate between the “liberals” over at the Guardian website in response to this story did not revolve around a castigation of this authoritarian future hell, but a question of whether old people should merely be advised by government workers how to kill themselves when they reach 65, or whether the state should just kill them directly.

This kind of despotic destiny is not only being pushed by the elite, it has an army of greenwashed zombies behind it who have been recruited to make the democide of the elderly (the useless eaters) an intellectually acceptable and reasonable idea. Presumably, the disabled and the mentally ill will also be exterminated in the pursuit of a highly efficient “planned-opolis,” another idea of which Hitler would have vehemently approved.

Once government is given the power to kill anyone they deem to be unproductive in this collectivist Orwellian nightmare, the gates of hell are thrown wide open. In comparison, meat rationing, carbon taxes, eco-surveillance, calorie credits and transport restriction will seem like a walk in the park.

Alex Jones’ seminal film Endgame, released in 2007, warned precisely of the kind of hi-tech slave grids being implemented that are now routinely proposed by top eco-fascist organizations. We urge you to warn everyone you know about this agenda and to stand up in unison to resist the first great assault on human liberty of the 21st century, which is now certain to be inflicted on us under the guise of saving mother earth. We either stop this now, or we end up in the eco-ghettos that our masters have readied for us in their “planned-opolis” of 2040.

 

 

 

 


Have They Put Up The Guard Towers In Your Hometown Yet?

FROM: http://notalemming.wordpress.com

Mobile Surveillance / Guard Towers coming to a town near you!

Posted on December 25, 2010 by notalemming

WTF!!! Hey that guard tower was not there at lunch today……… ICx Technologies  Sky watch Mobile Snooper Towers are even going to be used at the SuperBowl, possibly even your local Wal-Mart, since they are already working hand in hand with the Napolitano’s Stasi TSA.

The threat of a terrorist attack at a major airport is a primary concern for security officials worldwide. Therefore, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is an ICx customer…… Source : icxt.com

 

 

As you can see these towers can be deployed in a moments notice.  Think about it, with the ability to spool off barbed wire at high speeds from truck beds and these mobile guard towers that can be jacked up in a minute, the TSA and DHS could have mobile FEMA camps setup and ready for mass detention in almost a blink of an eye.

Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root) announced on January 24, 2006 that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build detention camps in the United States. Source : projectcensored.org

The develpoer ICx Technologies is no stranger to TSA and DHS. They have manged to land a multi milion dollar contract in 2009 for a bio-attact sensor system.

Updated: 02-6-2009 12:38 pm
ICx Technologies announced this week that it has landed a Department of Homeland Security contract to develop sensors that could be used in the event of a biological attack.
The contract, worth $4.9 million, is a Phase IIb research and development program inside the DHS “Detect to Protect” project, which was formerly known as the IBADS program. It is the third time ICx has landed a contract with that program.
Source: SecurityInfoWatch.com

In October of 2009 DHS choose  ICx Technologies to work on “Mass Transit” systems such as subways and train systems.  This would seemingly fall under the guises of the TSA.

ICx Technologies was sold in October 2010 to FLIR industries.

Monday evening that it has completed its acquisition of ICx Technologies, bolstering its suite of products in the security space by giving it radar to go with its imaging and laser systems and providing a slew of…
Source : defensedaily.com

DHS has other forms of “eye in the Sky” snooping methods though. You must keep your eyes peeled even further up, no higher. See that white blimp. Yes that is a Blimp with eyes. It has the ability to carry a radiological payload as well as regular camera recording, night-vision and FLIR heat sensing technologies. Source : notalemming.wp.com

 

 

 


Obscene And Threatening Remarks From Your Department of Homeland Security

Obscene, threatening comments posted at anti-TSA website traced to Homeland Security servers

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seem to now be going on the offensive against those who oppose its new invasive and unconstitutional airport security protocols being carried out by agents of the U.S. TransportationSecurity Administration(TSA). According to George Donnelly, owner of WeWontFly.com, government workers appear to be posting hateful messages on his anti-TSA blog under the guise of anonymity.

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One such comment, which has since been deleted, said, “F**k you, f**k all you c**ksuckers, you wont change anything.” Another stated, “Ride the bus,TSAis here to stay there [sic] doing a great job keeping americia [sic] safe.”
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Donnelly says that upon tracing the origin of the comments, he discovered that they came from the servers of dhs.gov, the official website of the U.S. Department ofHomeland Security. Nineteen comments in total were all posted from the same server, including the two previously mentioned. And while all were worded in different tones and voices, they all expressed hostility to those opposingthe TSA.

“Some questions come to mind,” wrote Donnelly on his blog in response to his findings. “Is this an official statement? If not, is it an accurate representation of the DHS position? Was this person on the public dime when he or she posted this? Who posted this and what is their position with DHS?”

“This is not the first time we have been trolled by individuals connected to the TSA. Someone posted a personal attack on me from an IP belonging to mitre,org, a corporation whose core competency is securing federalgovernmentcontracts, including DHS and TSA ones. Any effective TSA resistance threatens not only the TSA itself but also the bureaucrats who got us to this point and the corporations who are getting paid for the technology.”

WeWontFly.com is working towards abolishing the new TSA protocols by pushingairlines totake a stand. And according to aWashington Postpiece from November, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a civil liberties group, has filed a lawsuit against the TSA citing the unconstitutionality of its current actions.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy…

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Welcome Home, boys, TSA “Interrogates” our Soldiers

Nail clipper

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How does one come up with a word that describes how idiotic this really is? (E) Warning language
Friday, November 26, 2010

The East Side Patriot

From an e-mail:

As the Chalk Leader for my flight home from Afghanistan, I witnessed the following:

When we were on our way back from Afghanistan, we flew out of Baghram Air Field. We went through customs at BAF, full body scanners (no groping), had all of our bags searched, the whole nine yards. Our first stop was Shannon, Ireland to refuel. After that, we had to stop at Indianapolis, Indiana to drop off about 100 folks from the Indiana National Guard. That’s where the stupid started.

First, everyone was forced to get off the plane-even though the plane wasn’t refueling again. All 330 people got off that plane, rather than let the 100 people from the ING get off. We were filed from the plane to a holding area. No vending machines, no means of escape. Only a male/female latrine.

It’s probably important to mention that we were ALL carrying weapons. Everyone was carrying an M4 Carbine (rifle) and some, like me, were also carrying an M9 pistol. Oh, and our gunners had M-240B machine guns. Of course, the weapons weren’t loaded. And we had been cleared of all ammo well before we even got to customs at Baghram, then AGAIN at customs.

The TSA personnel at the airport seriously considered making us unload all of the baggage from the SECURE cargo hold to have it reinspected. Keep in mind, this cargo had been unpacked, inspected piece by piece by U.S. Customs officials, resealed and had bomb-sniffing dogs give it a one-hour run through. After two hours of sitting in this holding area, the TSA decided not to reinspect our Cargo-just to inspect us again: Soldiers on the way home from war, who had already been inspected, reinspected and kept in a SECURE holding area for 2 hours. Ok, whatever. So we lined up to go through security AGAIN.

This is probably another good time to remind you all that all of us were carrying actual assault rifles, and some of us were also carrying pistols.

So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers. The conversation went something like this:

TSA Guy: You can’t take those on the plane.

Soldier: What? I’ve had them since we left country.

TSA Guy: You’re not suppose to have them.

Soldier: Why?

TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.

Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a weapon. And I’m allowed to take it on.

TSA Guy: Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.

Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?

TSA Guy: [awkward silence]

Me: Dude, just give him your damn nail clippers so we can get the f**k out of here. I’ll buy you a new set.

Soldier: [hands nail clippers to TSA guy, makes it through security]

To top it off, the tsa demanded we all be swabbed for “explosive residue” detection. Everyone failed, [go figure, we just came home from a war zone], because we tested positive for “Gun Powder Residue”. Who the F**K is hiring these people?

This might be a good time to remind everyone that approximately 233 people re-boarded that plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns-but nothing that could have been used as a weapon.

Can someone please tell me What the F**K happened to OUR country while we were gone?

Sgt. Mad Dog Tracy

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Your “Democratically Elected” government is Now Placing People Who Object to Naked Scanners and Being Felt Up On a Secret Domestic Extremist List

Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration Now List People As Domestic Extremist

Unbalanced Passions
November 29, 2010

It does not surprise me that the Obama Administration responds to the backlash against the unconstitutional fourth amendment violating TSA screening measures by blacklisting air travelers who object to the over reaching intrusive searches at the airports. They are trying to send a chilling effect not to protest the TSA groping and body scanners that has the public in an uproar.

Will they add them to a list were you can not buy a new car .apply for employment or do business.Will people be put on this list that will make life hard to function because the government has blackballed people who objected to the abusive TSA.These secretive list shows the abusive executive branch bypassing the courts and due process blacklisting their political enemies and opposition.

Is this the emperor striking back against the American people he wants to subjugate?He wants us to conform to his tyrannical world view.Will there be a second wave of a push back of the people against an imperial executive branch because we can not grow our own food and might not be able to buy from the local supermarket because Homeland security has blackballed someone who dares speak out against this President.

We must not allow this to chill us from standing up for our rights.We should not be able to make the decision between protesting the government and keeping the powers the be happy so my kids will be fed and keep a roof over their head by staying silent going along to get along. The consequences of inaction are far more severe than the price standing up and being free.Use them or lose them. We are not domestic extremist.We just want to be left alone.

http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-and-transportation-security-administration-now-list-people-as-domestic-extremist/


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