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“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – James Madison.
“Over-grown military establishments are, under any form of government, inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.” – George Washington.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower.
"Probably all evil generates from too great a concentration on evil. You can neglect a fantastic amount of entheta and still get by. And you keep the show on the road and you make it very easily. But the way not to keep the show on the road is get so fascinated with how the show is not on the road while it is still on the road, that you, of course, contribute to not getting it on the road. You eventually contribute to stopping the show, don't you see? You have to be very careful along in this line." — L. Ron Hubbard
What in the world is happening to America? Over the past couple of decades, the federal government has used just about every major national tragedy as an excuse to take even more liberty and freedom away from us. And without a doubt, the Boston Marathon bombing was a great national tragedy. None of us will forget the images that we have seen over the week after the incident. All of those responsible for this attack should be exposed, hunted down, tried and punished. Unfortunately, what always seems to happen is that it is the American people that seem to get punished the most for these tragedies.
Over the past couple of decades we have been told again and again that if we will just give up a little bit more freedom that the authorities will be able to keep us safe. But it is IMPOSSIBLE for them to keep us safe. There is no way in the world that the federal government can protect us from all of the bad guys in the world. We are a country that is absolutely teeming with "soft targets" -- malls, churches, schools, concerts, sporting events, etc. No matter how much money we spend, there is no way that the federal government will ever be able to provide enough security for all of those soft targets. Even if our society morphed into something that resembled George Orwell's "1984," the government would still never be able to guarantee our safety. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of this attack there will inevitably be calls for "increased security" and "more anti-terror legislation.
The answer always seems to be to expand the emerging police state. But it is getting to the point where all of this "security" is becoming absolutely suffocating, and yet it doesn't seem to be keeping us any safer. So where does all of this end? Are we going to completely throw out the entire U.S. Constitution in a desperate attempt to feel a little bit safer? Or are we going to choose to live our lives without fear no matter what others may try to do to us?
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack, with authorities struggling to retain a coherent official narrative in the face of photos which show numerous unidentified identically dressed men wearing black backpacks at the scene of the blast, it’s necessary to revisit the evidence of why government should be the very first suspect in the event of any terrorist atrocity.
False flag terrorism – attacks manufactured or provocateured by governments and then blamed on other groups – is a tactic that stretches back almost 2,000 years.
Nero and the Great Fire of Rome
The Roman consul and historian Cassius Dio, his contemporary Suetonius and others say the Emperor Nero was responsible for the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD. Legend claims Nero had one-third of the city torched as an excuse to build Domus Aurea, a 300-acre palatial complex that included a towering statue of himself, the Colossus of Nero. Prior to the fire, the Roman Senate had rejected the emperor’s bid to level a third of the city to make way for a ‘Neropolis,’ an urban renewal project. The Roman historian Tacitus wrote that when the population of Rome held Nero responsible for the fire, he shifted blame on the Christians for ‘hating the human race’ and starting the fire.
The Spanish American War: Remember the Maine
By the late 1800s, the United States was looking for an excuse to kick Spain out of Cuba. U.S. business was heavily invested in sugar, tobacco and iron on the Caribbean island. The U.S.S. Maine was sent to Havana in January of 1898 to protect these business interests after a local insurrection broke out. Three weeks later, early on the morning of February 15, an explosion destroyed the forward third of the ship anchored in Havana’s harbor, killing more than 270 American sailors. President McKinley blamed Spain after the U.S. Naval Court of Inquiry declared that a naval mine caused the explosion.
American newspapers blamed the Spanish despite a lack of evidence. “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war,” newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst told Frederic Remington after the illustrator reported that the situation in Cuba did not warrant invasion. A number of historians and researchers later argued that the ship was blown up by the United States to provide a false flag pretext to invade Cuba and expel Spain. The United States occupied Cuba from 1898 until 1902, although an amendment to a joint resolution of Congress forbid the U.S. to annex the country.
Wilson’s Pretext for War: The Sinking of the Lusitania
Nearly two thousand travelers, including one hundred Americans, were killed on May 7, 1915, when a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Lusitania, a luxury Cunard Line British ocean liner. Prior to the sinking, the German embassy in Washington issued a warning. Newspapers in the United States refused to print the warning or acknowledge the German claim that the ship carried munitions. Wilson’s government issued a flurry of diplomatic protests after the sinking and exploited the tragedy two years later as a pretext for America to enter the First World War.
Nearly a hundred years later, in 2008, divers discovered the Lusitania carried more than four million rounds of rifle ammunition. “There were literally tons and tons of stuff stored in unrefrigerated cargo holds that were dubiously marked cheese, butter and oysters,” Gregg Bemis, an American businessman who owns the rights to the wreck and is funding its exploration, told The Daily Mail.
Hitler’s Fascist Dictatorship: The Reichstag Fire
In February of 1933, a month after convincing Germany’s president that parliament must be eliminated, Hitler and the Nazis instigated the Reichstag fire. Hitler then urged president Hindenburg to issue an emergency decree restricting personal liberty, including the right to free expression and a free press, limitations on the rights of association and assembly, warrantless searches of homes, property confiscation, and violations of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed. The Nazis used the decree to crack down on their political opponents . They worked behind the scenes to force through the Enabling Act, which legally allowed Hitler to obtain plenary powers and establish a dictatorship. Gestapo Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring would admit that, “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
Prelude to World War: The Gleiwitz Incident
Six years after the Reichstag Fire, the Nazis staged the Gleiwitz incident. Nazi commandos raided a German radio station in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia, Germany. The raid was part of Operation Himmler, a series of operations undertaken by the SS as Hitler set the stage for the invasion of Poland and the start of the Second World War. SS operatives dressed in Polish uniforms attacked the radio station, broadcast an anti-German message in Polish, and left behind the body of a German Silesian known for sympathizing with the Poles. The corpse was then offered to the press as evidence that the Poles had attacked the radio station.
Israeli False Flag Terror: The Lavon Affair
In 1954, the Israelis activated a terrorist cell in response to the United States making friends with the Egyptian government and its pan-Arab leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser. The Israelis were worried Nasser would nationalize the Suez Canal and continue Egypt’s blockade of Israeli shipping through the canal. Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion decided a false flag terrorist attack on American interests in Egypt would sour the new relationship. He recruited and dispatched a terror cell that pretended to be Egyptian terrorists. The plan, however, contained a fatal flaw. Israel’s top secret cell, Unit 131, was infiltrated by Egyptian intelligence. After a member of the cell was arrested and interrogated, he revealed the plot and this led to more arrests. Israeli agents were subjected to a public trial revealing details of the plan to firebomb the U.S. Information Agency’s libraries, a British-owned Metro-Goldwyn Mayer theatre, a railway terminal, the central post office, and other targets. In order to deflect blame, the Israeli government tried to frame its own Defense Minister, Pinhas Lavon, but the true nature of the plot was eventually made public.
Operation Northwoods: Targeting American Citizens
In the covert war against the communist regime in Cuba under the CIA’s Operation Mongoose, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously proposed state-sponsored acts of terrorism in side the United States. The plan included shooting down hijacked American airplanes, the sinking of U.S. ships, and the shooting of Americans on the streets of Washington, D.C. The outrageous plan even included a staged NASA disaster that would claim the life of astronaut John Glenn. Reeling under the embarrassing failure of the CIA’s botched Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, president Kennedy rejected the plan in March of 1962. A few months later, Kennedy denied the plan’s author, General Lyman Lemnitzer, a second term as the nation’s highest ranking military officer. In November of 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Gulf of Tonkin: Phantom Attack on the U.S. Military
On August 4, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson went on national television and told the nation that North Vietnam had attacked U.S. ships. “Repeated acts of violence against the armed forces of the United States must be met not only with alert defense, but with a positive reply. That reply is being given as I speak tonight,” Johnson declared. Congress soon passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which provided Johnson with pre-approved authority to conduct military operations against North Vietnam. By 1969, over 500,000 troops were fighting in Southeast Asia. Johnson and his Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, had bamboozled Congress and the American people. In fact, North Vietnam had not attacked the USS Maddox, as the Pentagon claimed, and the “unequivocal proof” of an “unprovoked” second attack against the U.S. warship was a ruse.
Operation Gladio: State Sponsored Terror Blamed on the Left
Following the Second World War, the CIA and Britain’s MI6 collaborated through NATO on Operation Gladio, an effort to create a “stay behind army” to fight communism in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. Gladio quickly transcended its original mission and became a covert terror network consisting of right wing militias, organized crime elements, agent provocateurs and secret military units. The so-called stay behind armies were active in France, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Germany, and Switzerland. Gladio’s “Strategy of Tension” was designed to portray leftist political groups in Europe as terrorists and frighten the populace into voting for authoritarian governments. In order to carry out this goal, Gladio operatives conducted a number of deadly terrorists attacks that were blamed on leftists and Marxists.
In August of 1980, Gladio operatives bombed a train station in Bologna, killing 85 people. Initially blamed on the Red Brigades, it was later discovered that fascist elements within the Italian secret police and Licio Gelli, the head of the P2 Masonic Lodge, were responsible for the terror attack. Other fascist groups, including Avanguardia Nazionale and Ordine Nuovo, were mobilized and engaged in terror. Operation Gladio ultimately claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Europe. According to Vincenzo Vinciguerra, a Gladio terrorist serving a life-sentence for murdering policemen, the reason for Gladio was simple. It was designed to force the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.
Terror in the modern age
In the United States, the modern age of terrorism is defined by the FBI’s policy of fomenting and provocateuring patsy terrorists to carry out attacks via entrapment. As the New York Times reported last year, the vast majority of domestic terror plots in recent years were “facilitated by the F.B.I.”
The most infamous case of the FBI steering a terror plot was the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Before the attack, the FBI planted informant Emad A. Salem within a radical Arab group in New York led by Ramzi Yousef. Salem was ordered to encourage the group to carry out a bombing targeting the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Under the illusion that the project was a sting operation, Salem asked the FBI for harmless dummy explosives which he would use to assemble the bomb and then pass on to the group. At this point the FBI cut Salem out of the loop and provided the group with real explosives, leading to the attack on February 26 that killed six and injured over a thousand people. The FBI’s failure to prevent the bombing was reported on by the New York Times in October 1993, as well as CBS News.
Detroit Lawyer Kurt Haskell witnessed a well-dressed man help the “underwear bomber ” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab clear security before the attempted attack on an airliner on Christmas Day 2009 despite the fact that the bomber had no passport, in addition to the fact that his own father had warned U.S. intelligence officials of the threat posed by Abdulmutallab a month before the attempted attack. It later emerged that the State Department was ordered not to revoke Abdulmutallab’s visa by “federal counterterrorism officials” even though the accused bomber had known terrorist ties. Haskell maintains that Abdulmutallab was carrying a fake bomb and was the unwitting dupe in another case of government entrapment.
This is by no means an exhaustive length of cases involving false flag attacks steered or provocateured by governments – such an endeavor would fill an encyclopedia-sized book – but it is a reminder that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, and only the myopically naive would fail to shine the spotlight on the state in the immediate aftermath of any terrorist attack.
The PURPOSE for the build up of World Wars was to create a NEED for PEACE so that a UNITED NATIONS may be needed and then created as a SOLUTION for establishing peace between nations. A WORLD body of GOVERNMENT with a WORLD COURT and a WORLD POLICE to keep nations in place and to concentrate power into a few people's hands. William Howard Taft, Skull and Bones graduate of 1878, helped found the American Society for the Judicial Settlement of International Disputes in 1920. This soon became the League to Enforce the Peace, then the League of Nations and then finally The United Nations.
If you look at things from a historical perspective, the U.N. today has implemented or is in the process of implementing all the planks of Adam Weishaupt's Manifesto. When George Bush took us to war in the Persian Gulf, he stated boldly that he didn't need the approval of Congress anymore to declare war because he had a U.N. Mandate. We have sacrificed a large part of our U.S. sovereignty. The U.N. has recently passed a Declaration of Children's Right's. It is now a RIGHT of the child to receive vaccinations, which do more harm than good, and a parent doesn't have the right to interfere. Parents who interfere with the rights of a child or abuse a child or are accused of abuse can have their children taken by the state. If you are seen spanking a child more than two or three times, the child abuse police will be unleashed against you. This amounts to nothing more than a giant power transfer, from US to THEM. The only way they can do this is by tricking us into thinking that we are so irresponsible that we cannot manage our own affairs and lives and that the state is better suited to raise our children.
This brings us to the World Bank, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), both creations of the U.N., and banking in general. In Switzerland there is a big building that is divided into 3 parts. If you look at it from above it looks like a peace symbol or Rune. This is the headquarters of the United Nations and the World Bank, the 3rd part is the World headquarters of Freemasonry. In Brussels, there is a computer called "The Beast" which stores the names and information of every person in the world and that was created years ago. By now, it probably orbits the planet. THE U.S. IS A CORPORATION located in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and each CITIZEN IS A FRANCHISE OF THE U.S. IDENTIFIED BY A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
Candidate Barack Obama committed massive elections fraud by using forged IDs and a fraudulently obtained Connecticut Social Security number 042-68-4425, which was never assigned to Obama and using a name which is not legally his, as he is listed under the last name Soebarkah in his mother’s U.S. Passport and there is no evidence of him ever legally changing his name from Barack Obama Soebarkah to Barack Obama. Additionally, in his school records in Indonesia his citizenship is listed as Indonesian, not American. There is no record of him relinquishing his Indonesian citizenship and gaining the U.S. citizenship. Even if one were to believe that he arguendo changed his citizenship from Indonesian to American later in life, he would be a naturalized citizen and not natural born.
Maricopa county, AZ investigator Mike Zullo, who is currently conducting a criminal investigation of forgeries in Obama’s IDs, and who attested that Obama’s birth certificate, Selective Service certificate and Social Security card represent forgeries. There is no birth certificate for Barack Obama in any hospital in Hawaii. Two well known historical figures that have hidden their birth records and used falsified records, were Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler. We all know how that ended.
While all media eyes were on Hurricane Sandy in the days leading up to the storm's breach on the mainland of the Northeast, the White House was busy devising new ways to enslave Americans under the guise of protecting national security. On October 26, 2012, Barack Obama quietly signed an Executive Order (EO) establishing the so-called Homeland Security Partnership Council, a public-private partnership that basically merges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with local governments and the private sector for the implied purpose of giving the Executive Branch complete and limitless control over the American people.
One of the most effective ways by which the federal government has been able to spread its tendrils into every level of state, regional, and local governments in years past has been to continually convince the people that terrorism lurks around every corner, and that the federal government is needed to provide safety. This is how the blatantly unconstitutional provisions like the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) were able to get passed with relative ease -- without these draconian expansions of federal control over American affairs, the terrorists will win, we were all told.
Based on the eery language contained in the EO, the federal government appears ready to begin rapidly expanding its command and control operations at the local level by establishing a vast network of homeland security "partnerships" throughout the country, which will be tasked with reporting back to the central command center and feeding "intelligence" information as requested by federal officials.
An official Steering Committee will be established with representatives from virtually every single three and four-letter federal agency, and this committee will be guided by a separate council on how to best incorporate the federal government and DHS into every nook and cranny of American society. Once established, this council will maintain control over presumably all aspects of society by overseeing a secret police force comprised of spies from schools, community groups, churches, and various other local institutions. More
US guns sales soar after Barack Obama's re-election. Gun shop owners are reporting a spike in sales of up to 400 per cent in the aftermath of President Obama’s re-election, with some celebrating all time one day record sales, as fears over a lame duck administration eviscerating second amendment rights continue to dominate. Out of 27,000 gun dealers across the United States they all went into massive horde buying because they’re afraid of Obama getting ready to put bans of firearms. One store in East Texas sold 26 firearms in a period of 12 hours, 40,000 rounds of ammunition, and no telling how many magazines.
Owners of guns have been stocking up because they are concerned about a potential tightening of regulations on assault weapons in the president's second term. In October the number of background checks on people applying to buy guns, an indicator of future sales, increased by 18.4 per cent. There was a similar jump when Obama was first elected in 2008. A total of 12.7 million background checks were carried out that year, up from 11.2 million the year before, and the number has been rising since then. Shares in weapons manufacturers also surged after Mr Obama's re-election. Obama himself publicly signaled his intention to re-introduce the assault weapons ban during the second presidential debate.
Americans who buy a few boxes of ammunition are also being treated as suspicious individuals and questioned by police. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has already resolved to push a new piece of anti-gun legislation that would, “Ban pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines, eliminate any grandfathering and ban sales of “weapons in possession.” The fact that Barack Obama has occasionally promised not to target the second amendment is completely meaningless., Indeed, if you look at all the other liberties his administration has savaged, the assurance that he won’t dismantle gun rights should almost be taken as a threat that he will. Obama’s anti-gun record clearly suggests he will use his lame duck term as a tool with which to eviscerate the second amendment.
Democracy not an accurate term to describe our form of government. The United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights. Benjamin Franklin said, Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Even 230+ years ago our founders were perceptive enough to realize that democracy was a dangerous form of government. How so? Because the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any government. We have seen evidence of this throughout history. Ask Native Americans and African-Americans if this population can become corrupt. We are seeing evidence of what Franklin was trying to tell us. Just because a majority of people may support certain ideas it does not mean that those ideas are just. In simple terms, just because most Americans love our president and voted for him, it does not mean that he has the power to go against our constitutional rights.
So when Senator Feinstein or Barack Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about something. They are in violation of honoring their sworn oath to uphold the constitution. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. It took 232 years for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment because it has never been successfully challenged. In 2008 a case of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in Washington D.C. was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court supports your right to own guns.
Our founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy. The founders were highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny. They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of popularity. A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and also the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American People. We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled by a constitution.
The Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938 prohibited Jews from “acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons,” and ordered them to turn in all guns and ammunition to local police. As historian William Sheridan Allen noted, the Nazis also began house to house gun confiscations targeting “subversives” shortly after they came to power. In addition, historians like Israel Guttman have outlined how the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazis was hampered by the fact that imprisoned Jews did not have access to adequate arsenals of firearms, although their resistance did lead Goebbels to note in his diary: “This just shows what you can expect from Jews if they lay hands on weapons.”
Similarly, as J.E. Simkin and Aaron Zelman document in their book “Gun Control”: Gateway to Tyranny, in October 1918, the Council of People’s Commissars (the Communist government) ordered citizens to surrender all firearms, ammunition, and sabres, having first mandated registration of all weapons six months earlier. Just like the Nazis, Communist Party members were exempt from the ban.
A 1920 decree then imposed a minimum six month prison sentence for any non-Communist possessing a weapon. After the civil war, possession became punishable with three months hard labor plus fines. After Stalin came to power, he made possession of unlawful firearms a crime punishable by death.
With Russians almost universally disarmed, Stalin was given free reign to carry out one of history’s most brutal prolonged genocide, with tens of millions of people executed or starved to death in the three decades that followed, a model subsequently mimicked in China and Cambodia.
Brutal dictatorships have almost always been preceded by widespread gun confiscation.
The founders were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment. Let me share a few quick quotes here:
The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. --Thomas Jefferson
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. --George Washington
The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. --Samuel Adams
This country was built on the right to bear arms. It was built on the rights of an individual to bear arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to think. This is crystal clear. Ironically the people who voice their opinions against this right have their free speech protected by your guns. Without guns in this country, all other amendments become null and void, simply because “We the People” will lose our power of enforcement. We need to keep this in mind as our “representatives” try to push gun bans. I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of gun bans (which is far from the case), it is a violation of our constitutional rights, plain and simple. A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even when their ideas are very much in the minority.
If they come for our guns then it is our constitutional right to put them six feet under. You have the right to kill any representative of this government who tries to tread on your liberty. I am talking about self-defense and NOT talking about inciting a revolution.
A majority can not take away your rights as an American citizen. Only you can choose to give up your rights. Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin and it just would not matter. I think some people are very unclear on this. This is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and even though the Supreme Court can also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right. They supported the constitution. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the majority opinion: the Second Amendment extends, prima facie,to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding. It does not matter what the majority supports because America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter what their “elected servants” say. According to the Constitution, if they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns against them.
Some may argue that AR-15's and Ak-47's are dangerous, but aren’t all weapons? After all, isn’t that part of the definition of a weapon, that it’s dangerous in the hands of those that use them? Could this apply to a tank or a rocket propelled grenade launcher (RPG)? Perhaps, but from Justice Scalia’s writings it does not apply to rifles, such as the AR-15. Considering that millions of gun owners own semi-automatic rifles, which the Left refers to as “assault weapons,” and that they are even sold at your local Wal-Mart hardly makes them unusual.
An executive order actually is supposed to be an order delivered by the President to those under his authority, sort of like the CEO of a company giving direction to those under him. According to the National Archives:
Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.
The text of Executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each Executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of Executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
If Obama signed an executive order to ban what he calls “assault weapons” or rifles with high capacity magazines, that order would have to go before the Supreme Court. The issue before the Court would then be for them to decide what weapons Americans have rights to. Because they bypass the U.S. Congress and the standard legislative law making process, no part of an executive order may direct the agencies to conduct illegal or unconstitutional activities. Executive orders are not to be used to bypass the legislative branch, they can only be used to direct executive agencies on implementing Congressional approved legislation. Typically these are used for the purpose of:
1. Operational management of the executive branch
2. Operational management of federal agencies or officials
3. To carry out statutory or constitutional presidential responsibilities
The Constitutional authority for presidential executive orders are normally cited to be found in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads, The executive power shall be vested in a president of the United States of America, and Article II, Section 3 which states, The President shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed… It is possible that Obama could sign such an executive order. The issue though, is whether or not such an executive order would be lawful and upheld by the Congress or the Supreme Court. Congress may pass a law that alters an executive order, and they can be declared unconstitutional and vacated by the Supreme Court.
If conditions were made right, then perhaps the Supreme Court and even the Congress might just go along with it. Given that FDR’s Executive Order 9066 was the order that directed the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of whom were U.S. citizens, we should not be asleep at the wheel on this issue. In the heightened state of acting on emotion following the attack on Pearl Harbor, it seems this was a clear violation of the Constitution. This is why so many people oppose the National Defense Authorization Act and it is why citizens must always be alert and sober to what happens around them.
The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom said:
By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.
The Washington Post reported in 2010: The United States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks. The United States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks. The United States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks. The head and special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office said that most terror attacks are committed by our CIA and FBI.
The U.S. and its allies are the main supporters of terrorism throughout the world.
Terrorism is defined as: The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
The U.S. has been supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorists in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria and Iran. Indeed, the American government has directly been supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups for many decades … even after 9/11. See this, this, this, this and this.
Because Saudi Arabia is the seat of the most radical sect of Islam – Wahhabism- the U.S.'s unquestioning support of the Saudis is indirectly supporting terrorism.
Torture – which the U.S. has liberally used during the last 10 years – has long been recognized as a form of terrorism. Worldwide, 74% of countries that used torture on an administrative basis were U.S. client states, receiving military and other support to retain power. Of course, some would say that the American policy of assassination – especially using drone strikes on people whose identity isn’t even known – is a form of terrorism. And see this and this. Particularly when the U.S. is killing children, and using the justifiably-vilified Al Qaeda tactic of killing people attending funerals of those killed – and targeting people attempting to rescue people who have been injured by – our previous strikes.
The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950's to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister.
Recently declassified documents show that in the 1960's, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to blow up AMERICAN airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes), and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. See the ABC news report; the official documents; and watch this interview with the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Nine months earlier, a false flag attack was discussed in order to justify an invasion of the Dominican Republic.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people….We have to be repetitive about this….We need to do this every day of the week, and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” --Attorney General Eric Holder
“We must get rid of all the guns.” --Sarah Brady
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” --Adolph Hitler, Edict of March 18, 1938
Doom, gloom and despair is growing in the Northeast in the weeks following Superstorm Sandy, as winter sets in with thousands of New Yorkers and New Jersey residents still reeling from the loss of their homes and property. For many, the despair has grown into an intense anger, as tent cities set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency begin to resemble prison camps. Moreover, the aftermath of Sandy is a story the mainstream media is largely ignoring. CBS News reported on November 10, 2012, that FEMA camps are in place and being used to house victims of super storm Sandy. The Red Cross made an announcement that they were sending people to permanent structures that had just been redone, that had washing machines and hot showers and steady electric, and they sent them to a tent city.
One makeshift shelter that is called – ironically – “Camp Freedom.” But no one there feels free or secure – or comfortable. No media is allowed inside “Camp Freedom.” Residents of the tent city have recently become so frustrated with their situation, they are doing all they can to let the outside world know – but are being thwarted at every turn by the powers that be. Officials have tried to stop camp dwellers from taking pictures, turned off the WiFi and have told residents they can’t charge their cell phones due to a lack of power. Everybody is angry. It’s like being in prison.
In the one week since US President Barack Obama won his bid for re-election, representatives from all 50 states have filed petitions with the White House asking to secede from the United States. Just seven days after a citizen of Louisiana asked for the state’s peaceful secession from the rest of the country, over a million electronic signatures from around the United States have been submitted to WhiteHouse.gov for review as Americans from all corners of the country ask the president to grant them amicable separation from the union. According to the White House’s own rules on the ‘We the People’ portal of the Executive Branch’s official website, a staffer from within the walls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will respond in a timely manner to any petition that can garner more than 25,000 signatures. As of the morning of Nov. 14, pleads out of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee have all crossed that threshold, with petitions from the rest of the country quickly accumulating enough signatures to soon require a reply as well.
Since President Barack Obama was reelected, a flurry of secession petitions from states were created— most notably from Texas, which with more than 115,000 signatures far exceeds the 25,000 signatures needed for an official White House response.
In Texas, over 115,000 signees agree that secession is necessary, especially given what’s described as a rampant mismanagement of the country’s operation by means of the “federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending.” Elsewhere in the explanation for their request to “withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government,” citizens of the Lone Star State say, “The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights,” specifically calling into question the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA). Several states have already repealed on local levels the NDAA and its provision that gives the president the authority to indefinitely detain US citizens without charge or trial, and next year lawmakers in Texas are expected to weigh in on a proposal to ban that legislation and another that will outlaw the procedures regularly used by TSA agents. With more and more Texans demanding secession, though — and hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country demanding separation from the United States in other petitions — locally-binding legislation might not be enough to keep citizens from standing up and voicing their opposition off the Web.
The call for states to secede from the union, one now backed by over a million Americans, is part of a wider disenfranchisement with how the country has been infested and hijacked by a crony political elite and the principles of the founders decimated. As over a million Americans express their disenfranchisement with the federal government by supporting a secessionist movement that has spread like wildfire, it is time to call for a new declaration of independence and a new commitment to restore the Republic in the face of an enemy that has subverted America from within.
If a people cannot secede from an oppressive government, they cannot truly be considered free. Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those ‘traitors’ became our country’s greatest patriots. There is nothing treasonous or unpatriotic about wanting a federal government that is more responsive to the people it represents.
The United States government has been seized by domestic and foreign banking cartels. While Americans are being told to brace for tax hikes, spending cuts and a myriad of other austerity measures, the Federal Reserve has been sending trillions of dollars to foreign banks. The federal government is supposed to represent the states, but it doesn’t, it represents the interests of the political and banking elite who themselves have no allegiance whatsoever to America. At what point should the people dissolve the political bands which have connected them with an increasingly tyrannical and oppressive federal government?
There is a widespread discontent that has been ongoing for long before Obama even took office, and a new commitment calling on states to nullify unconstitutional laws and regulations and secede from the increasingly tyrannical federal government. They are merely expressing the opinion that the federal government has become unwaveringly corrupt and gone rogue.
Secessionists do not want to be part of a separate country, they wish to use the terms of the Declaration of Independence to reconstitute and restore the Republic. In any case, under the tenth amendment, individuals have the right to remain “common law” citizens of their states or counties while declaring their independence from the federal government. The call is for the states, which created the federal government, to instigate a cultural restoration in the spirit of the bill of rights – a newly unified America under the Constitution – and not a violent overthrow.
Six years after the White House first started running amok on the computer networks of its adversaries, Barack Obama has signed off on a top-secret order that finally offers blueprints for the Pentagon’s cyberwars that will enable the US military to use newly created computer viruses to attack any organisation or country deemed to be a cyber threat. This is the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism,” but the ambiguous order may very well allow the US to continue assaulting the networks of other nations, now with a given go-ahead from the commander-in-chief.
The president has already proved the willingness to carry out such attacks, as new details surrounding the 2010 stuxnet attack revealed in early 2012. In the same way the Bush administration employed terms such as “pre-emptive” when considering the invasion of Iraq, the Obama administration has shrouded it’s cyber policies in language that legally allows the military to go on the offensive – except this time the battle ground is cyberspace, which the Pentagon has defined as another military domain to be dominated.
The Washington Post even acknowledges that the Stuxnet virus was developed by the US in conjunction with Israel and was unleashed on Iran in 2010. In June of 2012, it was revealed in a new book citing senior Washington sources that Stuxnet formed part of a “wave” of digital attacks on Iran code named “Olympic Games.” According to the anonymous officials, the virus was created with the assistance of a secret Israeli intelligence unit. It was Obama himself who gave the order to unleash the cyber attack on Iran. The president also decided not to shut the program down when it was known that it had been compromised.
Of course, the virus escaped onto the internet and has spread around the world, exposing the program. It was reported that large companies in the US, including Oil giants Chevron, saw their systems hit by Stuxnet. Computer experts believe that a “programming error” was responsible for the spread of the worm, yet many believe that a more sinister plot was afoot, such as a potential false flag operation, to be blamed on Iran, or an effort to corrupt the free internet.
The Washington Post also reported earlier in 2012, that the United States and Israel were also responsible for jointly developing the Flame virus, a huge malware assault that monitored Iran’s computer networks. Researchers at Kaspersky Labs, announced that the Russian cyber security software company discovered a similarity between a subset of the code used in Flame and code used in the Stuxnet virus. In September, it was revealed that three more new viruses had been created by the US and deployed in Lebanon and Iran to conduct espionage. Researchers working for both Kaspersky and Symantec separately discovered distinct similarities to Stuxnet and the closely related Flame virus.
The fact that these viruses have been pinpointed as potential threats to US government and private infrastructure, underscores the certainty that the US has sought to exploit the threat of cyber-attacks launched by their own cybersecurity departments. We have seen a constant push by the executive and legislative branches to censor and regulate the Internet domestically in the name of cybersecurity. Obama’s newly revealed “secret directive,” and his impending executive order on cybersecurity, merely rubber stamp and continue the all-out offensive that his administration and the intelligence and military outfits under his command have been pursuing for some time.
The people who control the interception of the internet and, to some degree also, physically control the big data warehouses and the international fiber-optic lines. We all think of the internet as some kind of Platonic Realm where we can throw out ideas and communications and web pages and books and they exist somewhere out there. Actually, they exist on web servers in New York or Nairobi or Beijing, and information comes to us through satellite connections or through fiber-optic cables. So whoever physically controls this controls the realm of our ideas and communications. And whoever is able to sit on those communications channels, can intercept entire nations, and that’s the new game in town, as far as state spying is concerned – intercepting entire nations, not individuals.
The US National Security Agency has been doing this for some 20-30 years. But it has now spread to mid-size nations, even Gaddafi’s Libya was employing the EAGLE system, which is produced by French company AMESYS, pushed there in 2009, advertised in its international documentation as a nationwide interception system. So what’s happened over the last 10 years is the ever-decreasing cost of intercepting each individual now to the degree where it is cheaper to intercept every individual rather that it is to pick particular people to spy upon. It is cheaper to intercept every individual rather that it is to pick particular people to spy upon.
Human civilization makes it quintessentially human and civilized, it is our shared knowledge about how the world works, how we deal with each other, how we deal with the environment, which institutions are corrupt, which ones are good, what are the least dumb ways of doing things. And that intellectual knowledge is something that we are all putting on to the internet – and so if we can try and decouple that from the brute nature of states and their cronies, then I think we really have hope for a global civilization.
The people who control the guns, are able to take control of our intellectual life, take control of all the ways in which we communicate to each other, then of course you can see how dreadful the outcome will be. Because it won’t happen to just one nation, it will happen to every nation at once. It is happening to every nation at once as far as spying is concerned, because now every nation is merging its society with internet infrastructure. People are willingly collaborating with these collectors of personal data. We all have a Facebook account, we all have telephones which can be tracked. Everyone is much more aware of that because of Petraeus. But that’s not the problem. The problem is that all the time, nearly everything people do on the internet is permanently recorded, every web search.
Do you know what you were thinking one year, two days, three months ago? No, you don’t know, but Google knows, it remembers. So by just communicating to our friends, by emailing each other, by updating Facebook profiles, we are informing on our friends. And friends don’t inform on friends. The Stasi had a 10 per cent penetration of East German society, with up to 1 in 10 people being informants at some time in their life.
Knowledge is power, and there’s a mass transfer as a result of literally billions of interceptions per day going from the average person, into the data vaults of state spying agencies for the big countries, and their cronies – the corporations that help build them that infrastructure. Those groups are already powerful, that’s why they are able to build this infrastructure to intercept on everyone. So they are growing more powerful, concentrating the power in the hands of smaller and smaller groups of people at once, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s extremely dangerous once there is any sort of corruption occurring in the power. Because absolute power corrupts, and when it becomes corrupt, it can affect a lot of people very quickly.
Verizon has followed Google’s lead and officially filed a patent for a set-top box that will actively spy on Americans in their own homes in order to target them with custom advertisements and programming. The patent application, which was filed in May 2011 but published last week, says that the technology will be capable of detecting “ambient action” including “cuddling, fighting and talking” in people’s living rooms. Verizon notes that the system utilizes “a depth sensor, an image sensor, an audio sensor, and a thermal sensor” within the box. The hardware can determine what activities you are partaking in in your own home, whether it be “eating, exercising, laughing, reading, sleeping, talking, singing, humming, cleaning, and playing a musical instrument.” The document states that the sound of raised voices in an argument could trigger ads for marriage counseling or therapy, and suggests that detection of a couple engaging in intimacy could prompt ads for contraceptives. The box will even listen to your conversations, according to the comms giant’s patent.
“If detection facility detects one or more words spoken by a user (e.g., while talking to another user within the same room or on the telephone), advertising facility may utilize the one or more words spoken by the user to search for and/or select an advertisement associated with the one or more words,” the document states. While the patent claims that it increases the “effectiveness, personalization, and/or adaptability of targeted advertising,” anyone who holds even a shred of value for their privacy will balk at the technology, which would be more at home in some nightmarish dystopian movie. The patent also notes that users will have the ability to connect smart phones and tablets to the box, increasing the range and sensitivity of the monitoring device. Americans buying the product would not only be literally inviting big brother to come into their homes, but asking him to walk about inside it with them.
“If detection facility detects that the user is holding a mobile device, advertising facility may be configured to communicate with the mobile device to direct the mobile device to present the selected advertisement. Accordingly, not only may the selected advertisement be specifically targeted to the user, but it may also be delivered right to the user’s hands,” the patent application reads. The technology Verizon is proposing to use already exists and has been adopted by other companies including Comcast, Microsoft (Kinnect), and Google.
This is a ‘turnkey totalitarianism;’ all the infrastructure has been built for absolute totalitarianism. Everyone in America is under vitual survellance. The NSA has virtually every US citizen under surveillance, with the ability to record all of their communications. The agency is building a monolithic heavily fortified $2 billion facility deep in the Utah desert to process and analyze all of the information. The technology to carry out such surveillance is already fully operational within your homes, it is now merely being openly revealed by the industry.
Earlier in 2012, now former CIA director David Petraeus lauded the rise of new “smart” gadgets, decreeing that Americans are effectively bugging their own homes, saving US spy agencies a job when it identifies any “persons of interest.” Petraeus’ comments came in the same week that one of the biggest microchip companies in the world, ARM, unveiled new processors that are designed to give practically every household appliance an internet connection, in order that they can be remote controlled and operate in tandem with applications.
News that the government is set to expand the nationwide installation of surveillance bugs on buses that record conversations serves as a reminder that similar systems are also being readied for street lights, along with a host of other devices. The devices will be able to, “transcribe the individual conversations of every passenger riding on a public bus, at the behest of authorities adding that the DHS-funded project represents a horrendous affront to privacy laws. Plans to implement the technology are under way in cities from San Francisco to Hartford, Conn., and Eugene, Ore., to Columbus, Ohio. However, buses are by no means the only place where big brother will not only be watching, but listening too. High tech street lights with “homeland security applications” are now being installed in major U.S. cities. Not only can the street lights, now being rolled out in Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh with Department of Energy backing, act as surveillance cameras, Minority Report-style advertising hubs, and Homeland Security alert systems, they are “also capable of recording conversations.
According to the companies behind the system, Intellistreets spying hubs that double as street lights are expected to “become commonplace” not only on regular streets but also for “retail malls, sports venues, on college campuses, and in new construction.” In addition to the Intellistreets system, gunshot detectors which have been installed in major cities for years are already recording public conversations. It is not generally legal for law enforcement (or anyone else) to make audio recordings of conversations in which they are not a participant without a warrant. Televisions, computers and cellphones are also set to utilize technology that records conversations in order to bombard users with invasive targeted advertising. Verizon recently followed Google’s lead and officially filed a patent for a set-top box that will actively spy on Americans in their own homes.
Digital cable TV boxes, such as Scientific Atlanta, have had secret in-built microphones inside them since their inception in the late 1990s. App providers on the Android network also now require users to agree to a condition that, “Allows the app to record audio with the microphone,” on cellphones and other ‘smart’ devices. “This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation,” states the text of the agreement. Virtually every new technological device now being manufactured that is linked to the Internet has the capability to record conversations and send them back to a central hub.
People are now willingly planting bugs on their own property with scant regard for basic privacy considerations, while the world around them is also being turned into a 24/7 surveillance grid that outstrips Orwell’s worst nightmare – all in the name of convenience, safety and security.
What do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red light cameras all have in common? They are all major revenue sources for state and local governments. All over America today there are state and local governments that are drowning in debt. Many have chosen to use "traffic enforcement" as a way to raise desperately needed revenue. According to the National Motorist Association, issuing speeding tickets raises somewhere between 4.5 billion and 6 billion dollars in the United States each year. And the average price of a speeding ticket just keeps going up. Today, the national average is about $150, but in many jurisdictions it is far higher. For example, more than 16 million traffic tickets are issued in the state of California each year, and the average fine is approximately $250.
Meanwhile, America's roads are also being systematically transformed into a surveillance grid. The number of cameras watching our roads is absolutely exploding, and automated license plate readers are capturing hundreds of millions of data points on all of us. As you drive down the highway, a police vehicle coming up behind you can instantly read your license plate and pull up a whole host of information about you.
Automated license plate readers are being used for far more than just traffic enforcement now. For example, officials in Washington D.C. are now using automated license plate readers to track the movements of every single vehicle that enters the city. They know when you enter Washington, and they know when you leave. So where is all of this headed?
The control freak bureaucrats that dominate our political system have figured out that giant piles of money can be raised by turning our roads into revenue raising tools. And as the economy has gone downhill, many jurisdictions have massively jacked up traffic fines. And of course the cost to the driver does not end with the ticket. Your car insurance will likely go up as well. In fact, one study found that a driver that just gets one speeding ticket will pay an additional 20 percent for car insurance for the next three to six years.
One of the hottest trends all over the country is to automate the issuing of traffic tickets by installing cameras. According to USA Today, this has become a huge growth industry. These automated traffic cameras can raise an enormous amount of cash. But as annoying as those traffic cameras are, automated license plate readers are perhaps even more insidious. The amount of data that these automated license plate readers are capturing is astounding.
Our license plates have essentially become "our papers" which the government can read whenever it would like without even asking for our permission. Photographing a single license plate one time on a public city street may not seem problematic, but when that data is put into a database, combined with other scans of that same plate on other city streets, and stored forever, it can become very revealing. Information about your location over time can show not only where you live and work, but your political and religious beliefs, your social and sexual habits, your visits to the doctor, and your associations with others.
As the use of these devices becomes more widespread and they become even more sophisticated, eventually the government will know where almost all of us are and what almost all of us are doing at all times.
With virtually no public debate, police agencies have begun storing the information from the cameras, building databases that document the travels of millions of vehicles. Our roads are slowly but surely being transformed into a revenue generating control grid. And this is just yet another example of how government feels the need to constantly watch, monitor, track and regulate everything that we do.
President Obama, who ran in 2008 on a platform of change and won a Nobel Peace Prize, came into office and his first task was to drone-bomb the heck out of Pakistan. Now he is bombing 8 different countries. While campaigning, Obama stated his first order of business would be to bring the military home. He even set a deadline; sixteen months from the day he took office. That time frame didn’t materialize and he merely moved troops from Iraq to different locations in the Middle East. It wasn’t until the end of his third year in office that he started bringing troops home, but that was only so they could be used against American citizens.
While people, mostly Democrats and end-the-war advocates, looked to Obama as their answer to stop the madness with these illegal wars, they don’t even know his record is worse than Bush’s. If averaged per year he was in office, President Obama spent more money on the “War on Terror” than did Bush, the president who started it. Obama also ordered more wiretaps, sent more troops and special forces, and used MANY more drone flight hours than did Bush, among other things. People were furious with Bush for his war-mongering ways, yet gave Obama a pass for continuing the overseas aggressions.
As Senator, Obama voted for the first USA PATRIOT Act extension. In doing so, he proved he had no concept of your rights and the federal government’s limited role in the lives of the US population. The USA PATRIOT Act violates no less than five of your ten Bill of Rights. He voted for the original Real ID Act. He voted for the notorious Bush FISA Amendment Act, which didn’t even bother to hide the fact that it was a total infringement on your right to privacy.
Our Peace-prize winning president ordered the assassination of a US citizen without allowing him his fundamental Fifth Amendment right to due process. It was never actually proven that al-Awlaki was guilty of anything for which he should be assassinated. Obama supported and signed into law a bill that contains language for which US citizens can be indefinitely detained. While that is also a part of certain provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act, this particular bill is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which funds the military. Also supported by Obama, and signed into law was HR 658, the domestic drone program, allowing the flight of drones over US soil.
While Obama continually said he “inherited” the countries financial mess, he must have forgotten that the Democrats were in charge of Congress during the last 2 years of Bush’s presidency and could have stopped it. While a Senator, Obama voted FOR the Bush TARP legislation, and, as President, appointed former New York Fed Chairman, Timothy Geithner, to head the Treasury Department.
Many people chose Obama partly because they want to legalize marijuana and felt their chances were far better under a Democrat. Yet, the fact of the matter is, as President, Obama has never come out in support of legalization or decriminalization. In April 2012, President Obama, in a speech given at a Latin American leader’s summit said, “I don’t think that legalization of drugs is going to be the answer,” and “I don’t mind a debate around issues like decriminalization. I personally don’t agree that’s a solution to the problem.” An expanded study by the CDC in 2008 found that 79,000 deaths PER YEAR between 2001 and 2005 could be attributed to alcohol use, and virtually zero deaths attributed to marijuana.
Many people, again decidedly more liberal leaning, supported Obama because they felt, under a Democratic president, gay marriage stood a better chance of becoming legal. In August 2008, Obama, commenting about marriage, said, “It's a union between a man and a woman. For me as a Christian, it is a sacred union. God's in the mix…” While he believed in civil unions, Obama never gave gay marriage his open endorsement until this past May just before the election. If Obama truly believed in gay marriage he would have come out about it from the moment he began running for president the first time…but he didn’t.
These are really non-issues, as these should be left up to the individual or states and NOT the federal government! Our elections for president are supposed to be about finding THE very best person to lead our country. Someone who understands the country, its founding and more importantly, the true role of the federal government. It’s about finding a person who understands the Oath of Office every President must take, and takes that oath seriously.
Our population needs a wake-up call. They’ve become complacent and lazy with regard to their rights and the very reason this country was founded in the first place. What you do, or don’t do, DOES affect everyone else. The very fact that many likely knew nothing, or had merely a passing knowledge, about these very few issues proves that they should have abstained from voting altogether, and let those who actually know what’s going on elect our leaders. The time to be nice about this is over, because this doesn’t just affect us, it affects our children, grandchildren and likely our great grandchildren. It is not the place of the government to put future generations in any kind of debt, much less the next administration, yet we have presidents passing laws that affect the population YEARS into the future.
It is our duty to be mindful of our rights, and watchful of our representatives.
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The United States military is in a state of war in the Middle East and President Obama has committed the unprecedented action of firing two senior level command officers for what would comprise the leadership of an attack force against Iran and potentially China and Russia. This action is so unprecedented, so reckless, that it is difficult to comprehend.
When General Ham received his “stand down” orders from Obama, he made plans to go ahead with the rescue and was arrested within minutes of contravening the order by his second in command, General Rodriquez. Admiral Gayouette, the commander of Carrier Strike Group Three, was preparing to provide intelligence and air cover for General Hamm’s rescue team in violation of his standing orders and he was promptly relieved of command for allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment.
How does a President who used an ambassador to run guns through the CIA, to al-Qaeda, and then was complicit in his murder and then fired two senior military officers who tried to save the Ambassador’s life and then manage to get himself re-elected to the highest office in the land? Well, in a word, ignorance is the answer. America is about ready to pay a steep price for her slumbering ways. The above-mentioned transgression should be enough to put Obama in irons for the next 30 years. Yet, the American people rewarded him with another presidential term.
The deposing and subsequent arrest of AFRICOM commanding officer, General Carter Ham, and the firing of Carrier task force commander, Admiral Charles M. Gayouette is an irresponsible move by the Obama administration and has left a leadership void in the Middle East that has needlessly put the lives of our military at risk. Why would Obama engage in such a reckless act when the country is so close to war? Very simply, both men were jointly attempting to rescue Ambassador Stevens and his bodyguards, despite being told to stand down by Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta. There is now proof that Obama was warned in advance of the coming attack in which Stevens begged for more protection and his impassioned plea was denied by Clinton.
Had Obama been concerned for saving the lives of the four murdered Americans, American forces could have stopped the mortar fire that eventually killed Ambassador Stevens. However, Panetta and Obama blocked any rescue attempt. In legal parlance, Obama, Panetta and Clinton are, at minimum, accomplices to murder. At maximum these three rogue government officials are co-conspirators to first degree murder and now they have sacked two senior command military leaders to cover their complicity in an act of treason.
The United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's--and they vote--then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence? This is the price they paid:
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the revolutionary army, another had two sons captured. Nine of the fifty-six fought and died from wounds or hardships resulting from the Revolutionary War.
These men signed, and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor!
What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants. Nine were farmers and large plantation owners. All were men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty could be death if they were captured.
Here were men who believed in a cause far beyond themselves. These were not wild eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: "For the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
Spain Protesters Push Back The Police
“This year we are witnessing not just a series of brutal but fundamentally independent human rights violations committed by disparate governments around the globe. This year we are witnessing something far more fundamental and far more dangerous. This year we are witnessing the orchestrated destruction by the United States of the very basis, the fragile scaffolding, upon which international human rights have been built, painstakingly, bit by bit by bit, since the end of World War II.” – William F. Schulz, former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, speaking in 2003.
The Nobel Peace Prize winning Barack Obama just signed another Executive Order. Say hello to the Executive Order from the President regarding Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions with respect to Iran
The Israeli Zionists have ordered that Iran be cut off from the world and the bank accounts of anyone who violates this dictate seized. That’s why we have been deploying our troops all around the world, to Australia, to South America, to Africa, and most recently to Jordon on the Syrian border. It looks like an escalation to invasion (sanctions are an act of war). This will be an invasion that could lead to World War III.
This is an act of war, as sanctions, by definition, represent just that. War can only be declared by Congress. This Executive Order violates the Constitution. It is an act of treason. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
During the Revolutionary War, only THREE percent of the people actually fought against Great Britain.
Only TEN percent of the citizens actively supported that three percent.
Approximately TWENTY percent considered themselves to be on the side of the Revolution, but they did not actively participate.
Towards the climatic end of the war, approximately THIRTY percent actually fought on the side of the British.
The rest of the citizens had no disposition either way. They didn’t care. They didn’t want anything to do with what they deemed to simply be a political issue.
The sanctity, liberty, and freedoms of this nation were brought about by the unselfish, honorable, patriotic, committed, and determined acts of a mere 3%. This three percent didn’t let the comforts of life blind them to the eternal significance of freedom. They didn’t allow evil speaking to sway what their heart told them was true. They didn’t postpone their actions for a more convenient time. They didn’t value their own life over the life and liberty of their fellow citizens. In many cases, they sealed their testimony of Freedom, Liberty, and Choice with their blood and the blood of their families. Although it was only three percent, it was still sufficient to create a nation which was to be an example to all the rest of the world of a truly free republic. This three percent laid the foundation of the most powerful and prosperous nation on the earth. This valiant three percent manifested to the entire nation, and surely even the world, the unalienable value of hope, faith, family, virtue and freedom.
Does this nation still contain a “three percent” who possess the same traits? Is there a “three percent” among us who can save this nation from crumbling into a vile, unrecognizable society? Three percent of our present adult voting population today would be about ten million. Surely there are 10 million Americans in this nation that are willing to stand up for the freedoms and liberties of their nation every day. Freedom can’t afford a day off, and neither can its influence. Even a mere 10 million would provide a political force for good so powerful it would drown even the loudest, most shrill voice of evil.
All of our dreams and hopes for us and our families are meaningless without freedom.Thus true freedom must always be our primary concern—not what Oprah said, who’s on the front page of People magazine, who’s in the playoffs, or what the season finale of “Dancing With The Stars” holds in store. Regardless of how great or marketable your next business idea is, it’s meaningless and financially worthless without freedom. We do not have the luxury of providing for our families, pursuing a career, educating our children in a moral and ethical manner, enjoying the fruits of our labor, or celebrating life’s highlights without the firm and unshakable presence of complete and undefiled liberty. Everything you value is intrinsically connected to your level of freedom.
It is the right and the duty of the people to alter or abolish any government that becomes destructive to liberty.
Outright revolt may soon be the only option available to those fighting against the despotism of the Establishment.
This is consistent with the following statement of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
” We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. ” – David Rockefeller, Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany
“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” – David Rockefeller (Found on page 405 of his memoirs)
“I do not believe a republic can exist if you permit the military to arrest American citizens and put them in secret prisons and be denied a trial.” --Ron Paul.
Americans are the most spied on people in world history:
The American government is collecting and storing virtually every phone call, purchases, email, text message, internet searches , social media communications , health information, employment history, travel and student records , and virtually all other information of every American.
Cell towers track where your phone is at any moment, and the major cell carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, responded to at least 1.3 million law enforcement requests for cell phone locations and other data in 2011. (And – given that your smartphone routinely sends your location information back to Apple or Google – it would be child’s play for the government to track your location that way.) Your iPhone , or other brand of smartphone is spying on virtually everything you do.
As the top spy chief at the U.S. National Security Agency explained, the American government is collecting some 100 billion 1,000-character emails per day, and 20 trillion communications of all types per year. He says that the government has collected all of the communications of congressional leaders, generals and everyone else in the U.S. for the last 10 years. He says that if anyone gets on the government’s “enemies list,” then the stored information will be used to target them. Specifically, he notes that if the government decides it doesn’t like someone, it analyzes all of the data it has collected on that person and his or her associates over the last 10 years to build a case against him.
At least 13 state and local police agencies around the country have used drones in the field or in training, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, an industry trade group. The Federal Aviation Administration has predicted that by the end of the decade, 30,000 commercial and government drones could be flying over U.S. skies. Drones pose a more serious threat to privacy than helicopters because they are cheaper to use and can hover in the sky for longer periods of time. Even without drones, Americans are the most spied on people in world history.
A whole host of surveys over the past few years have shown that Americans are very angry and very frustrated right now. In fact, a Pew Research Center poll from late last year found that 86 percent of all Americans are either angry or frustrated with the federal government. We have seen this frustration manifest in protest movements such as the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, but right now things are fairly calm as liberals and conservatives both look forward to November 6th.
How do you steal an election in America? Distraction, Distraction, Distraction. How much dirt can they toss into the air, how murky can they roil the waters, and the ‘ole classic Bait and Switch. Con Men operate our electoral system with the Mainstream Media running interference.
The Election results do not make logical sense. Generally, one can gauge the outcome of an election based upon trends in the polls over the span of the election cycle. Recently there have been a spate of polls that made absolutely no sense whatsoever. The polls consistently displayed a dead heat while concurrently; other polls were showing different results. As the two sets of polls divergence increased, people actually started to ask questions. The anomaly was caused by oversampling of democratic voters. The frightening aspect of this consistent and stubborn act by the Mainstream Outlets, at least to me, is the construction of a narrative.
A close election within contestable margins. If the election results lean overwhelmingly for either candidate then all the subterfuge in the world cannot change the outcome. When unbiased polling occurs and the results are 50-45 and 51-45 from multiple polling organizations over a sustained period of time…then these polls are accurate. They have been tested by Truth and Time and have proved to be accurate. Apprehension over the fixed polls stems from the creation of a narrative of a dead heat election for historical purposes.
Hypothetical Example: The polls continue to trend for Romney as they are and the Electoral College Algorithm proves accurate yet the Election results end in a dead heat or an outright Obama win. There is already historical data that can be referenced to “Prove” the Narrative true. It does not matter that logic and memory serve you well, as the collective masses easily forget historical truth. The accurate polls get the “Birther” Treatment, people back off referencing them and the Narrative becomes Truth. History has been changed and the Election is remembered as a Fair and Enlightened election. Only racists, conspiracy theorists, and terrorists would ever claim it was “stolen.”
The results are delayed due to numerous legal contests. Everyone remembers the chaos of Election 2000. Lawyers, hanging-chads, talking heads, and the incessant inundation of crap, crap and crap, Ad infintum! It became OK to make fun of Jews, as long as they lived in Florida. Liberals and Conservatives were trading blows and making insane threats as lawyers muddied the waters with targeted lawsuits and challenges and recount after recount after infinite recount… It would have been great if the Supreme Court would have just let the office sit empty for a term, imagine how vastly different the world would be today.
Threats of violence and acts of violence mar the electoral process. The equivalent of the schoolyard bully intimidating your lunch money out of you. While there are always going to be loonies in the parade, it is the organized violence that is key. When there is a massive and wholly ignored threat within society who openly threaten or perform riots, mass violence, and assassination attempts if “The Other Guy” wins. This is known as voter intimidation en masse. Fear of Force simply keeps people from going to the polls.
The importance of this aspect of vote fraud is to increase the number of votes for your particular candidate while nullifying the votes of the other guy. Early Voting is the first of these tactics, where the polls “open” weeks ahead of the election and ballots are accepted for count on Election Day. This particular tool of the Tyrant opens the system up to other types of Election Fraud, such as the famous Multiple Vote scenarios. Multiple voting is fairly self-explanatory. A voter votes multiple times for their candidate, thus slightly increasing the odds that their candidate might win. In small numbers there is little effect, however, with basic knowledge of mathematics one can already see that in large numbers this has a very real effect.
Other ways to Bloat the Vote involve the Illegal Vote where campaign operatives encourage non-citizens to vote and to vote often. This same tactic is used on the homeless and other unregistered voters, where the campaign will load up a van full of homeless people with the promise of money, and drive them from precinct to precinct while they vote and vote and vote some more.
One cannot ignore the Voter Registration Drives in which ACORN and other Election Fraud Management Organizations register thousands of imaginary people in order to get names on the voter roles. All those extra voters help enable the age-old election traditon of Ballot Box Stuffing and it’s Brand New baby brother, Electronic Ballot Stuffing. After all, no election would be legitimate if the ballots of The Dead were not counted.
Electronic Voting is the death of the transparent election. If you understand computers well, you know how to exploit systems and services, how to make a machine dance like a marionette. If anyone can do it, then so can a lot of other people. When the Election System was overhauled and our government did not insist on paper backups…it was obviou that something wicked was happening. When election results began to greatly differ from their expected outcomes and the machines themselves were the culprit, it was obvious the fix was in.
The issue is exacerbated by the inherent Conflict of Interest within Electronic Voting Operations. This is a blatant conflict of interest if the politician running for office also owns the Electronic Voting Machine Company that will be used for the election. First, a politician should never be allowed within 100 Yards of a Voting Machine company let alone own one….that’s just common freakin’ sense. Second, Computers are fallible and volatile while paper is durable and mostly immutable, even after the power goes out.
Targeted Lawsuits are a sure-fire way to tie up an election and confuse the vote. Bush-Gore was a perfect example of how lawyers can absolutely butt-surf the law and the American People without even a slight tinge of conscience. Both sides targeted certain counties and tried to nullify or misconstrue votes.
The Destruction of the Military Vote is one of the most despicable and evil tactics in use. The military vote always trends overwhelmingly conservative so, as Election 2000 also proved, those on the left do everything possible to ignore, disrupt, or destroy Military Ballots.
International Election Monitors have begun to watch our elections, thanks to Bush-Gore. This time around they are keeping an eye on those “conservative groups” to make sure that the Libertarians and Tea Partiers don’t Sweep the election. The United Nations, that collection of thugs, and mass murderers who infest the streets of New York like diseased rats, insists on monitoring our elections. How many elections have they “Monitored” and were proven to have been Stolen at gunpoint?
The Endgame of it all is to destroy all confidence in the Electoral process. If the vote becomes meaningless, then all elections are free to become government operated Reality TV. Not that we aren't far from there already. The Two-Party Electoral System was the initial method to the Destruction of the Sacred Right of Voting. By rigging the rules in such a manner that only two parties can compete in the political process, then the overall system is easier to manipulate. Two parties, two choices… The gun or the knife. Pick your poison.
The last nail in the coffin, the one event that will kill off all semblance of fairness and legitimacy in the American Electoral Process, is the sustained assault on the Electoral College. The Mainstream Media love to claim injustice when the losing candidate wins the Popular Vote, yet loses due to the Electoral College. The Electoral College system was created in order to bring balance to the American electoral process. If popular vote were the only way that presidential elections were decided, then high population states such as California, New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Texas would dominate. Rhode Island, West Virginia, Montana, and the less populous states would be under the absolute domination of the Larger states. The Electoral College mitigates the Populist Tyranny that is integral to Popular Vote and, instead, bases the Presidential election upon a balanced ratio of power. This ratio reflects the actual Legislative power that each state has, not merely how many people can pull a lever or press a screen.
In recent years we have seen horrible rioting erupt in cities after major sports championship games. How much worse could the rioting potentially be if this bitterly contested election is decided by a very narrow margin – especially if there are allegations that the election is “stolen”? This presidential campaign has been getting increasingly heated, and individuals on both sides have been committing some despicable acts.
It's quite probable that whichever side loses this election will accuse the other side of stealing the election. And if millions of Americans feel that the election has been stolen from them, that will make it much more likely that we will see rioting. Listen for phrases such as “voter fraud” and “election fraud” following this election. People are so angry already that even allegations that someone stole the election could be enough to set the streets of America on fire.
This is a favorite phrase of police officers who beat the crap out of some innocent person and then fudge together a false report in order to place the blame on the victim. When East German soldiers shot people trying to escape East Germany by scaling the Berlin Wall, they said exactly the same thing: "I have to, or I'll lose my job!" Because their job is far more important than your life.
This phrase is usually uttered by some brain-dead collectivist rule-follower who can't think for themselves so they have to quote "the law" without thinking about what the law was really written for. People who follow "the law" without thinking are not merely morons; they're dangerous to society as a whole. "The law" should never replace cognitive function.
Rules are necessary, of course, in any civilized society. But rules, laws, regulations and Supreme Court decisions should never be followed blindly. The gift of being human is the gift of having a conscience, a soul, a mind and the ability to discern right from wrong. If a law sounds wrong and feels wrong, it's probably a bad law and should be abandoned. If a regulation encroaches upon your Constitutionally-protected rights, that regulation should be aggressively rejected and reformed.
Rules, laws and regulations have no magical powers. They are fictional constructs of society. They do not exist in the real world. They only exist in the minds of those who share in the delusion of their existence. As you are a being with free will and a soul, you can choose to reject delusional thinking and operate according to the fundamental principles of honesty, ethics and civility. If you practice this, what you'll find is that most people in society today are technically insane. They have an almost fanatical belief in fictional constructs called "laws." They believe laws have magical powers and that regulations bind their thoughts and actions. In an effort to comply with all these laws, rules and regulations, they enslave themselves in a matrix of control. They are the desperate rule followers who ultimately drive every nation to ruin.
These are the people who always do what they're told: They line up for flu shots, they vote on voting day, they have their children vaccinated and they agree to undergo chemotherapy if their doctor tells them to. They are the great mindless masses. Society's controllers don't want you to be smart enough to think for yourself.
The assault on civil liberties, which began under the Bush administration, has been accelerated by the Obama administration. It’s worse under Obama than under Bush.
Welcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under a Congress that churns out thousands and thousands of pages of (often contradictory) legislation a year. The shutdown of planet earth is under way. Truth is staring you straight in the face. Deliberate and deviously calculated, someone’s closing shop on us while we watch them do it. Drones…passport confiscations…ubiquitous surveillance…illicit raids and incarceration of private citizens…adulterated food, air and water and outlawing of health products…re-education camps…economic slavery…a micro-managed manipulative media. From cell-block-like living quarters to supermarket or fast, wickedly-processed foods, to mind-numbing drugs and hypnotic television; even Orwell would be shocked at the world we live in.
The news media’s readiness to accept official pronouncements and failure to more vigorously analyze and question government authorities in the wake of "domestic terrorist" incidents contributes to the American public’s already acute case of collective historical amnesia, while it further rationalizes the twenty-first century police state and continued demise of civil society.
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Under current laws, law enforcement agencies are allowed to seize assets they suspect are tied to illegal activity. Once the property has been seized it’s up to the owner to prove he obtained those assets legally. In about 80 percent of forfeiture cases the property owner is never charged with a crime, and he never gets the property back.
In a 2005 case, Illinois v. Caballes, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that having a K9 cop sniff the outside of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop does not violate the Fourth Amendment. However, Justice David Souter dissented, pointing out the mounting evidence that drug-sniffing dogs aren’t always reliable, noting that an Illinois study found the dogs failed 12.5 to 60 percent of the time.
Dogs are bred and trained to please their human owners and they can easily be manipulated to alert whenever their handler wants them to. Even the most conscientious handler can inadvertently use body language that he’s suspicious of something and the dog will alert simply because that’s the way he’s been trained.
In 2011, the Chicago Tribune published a review of drug searches which found that, over a 3-year period, only 44 percent of dog alerts led to the discovery of actual illegal drugs. The report also stated that for Hispanic drivers the success rate was only 27 percent, making it even more obvious that drug-sniffing dogs are responding to the biases of their handlers.
In Virginia and Indiana, Simon Property, owner of 393 properties worldwide, including the Town Center at Aurora (the shopping mall located near the Century 16 Theater in Colorado where the Batman shooting took place) will partner with DHS and Janet Napolitano to participate in the See Something, Say Something campaign which turns average American citizens into Stasi.
New participants in the DHS surveillance campaign are representatives from Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and National Football League.
According to Napolitano, “We’re all safer when everyone is alert and engaged” and she wants the American public to spy on each other because our continued safety is “a shared responsibility”.
With the assistance of Simon malls, tenants and employees of tenants will be encouraged with the use of the Delphi technique into spying and reporting “suspicious behavior” displayed by fellow employees and patrons.
Napolitano says that the DHS will expand their Stasi into every city, state, university, private business, transportation depot, and hotel/motel and retail stores by brainwashing the public into believing that spying for the US government is being a patriot. Napolitano explains: “When we each do our part, we keep our nation safe, one hometown at a time.”
Goldman Sachs is promoting Simon Properties as a sure investment. Goldman Sachs is beginning to back the property corporation by their statement : “We think the market will be positively surprised by the company’s growth potential due to the annualized benefit of 2012 acquisitions and the front-ended strength of the company development pipeline.”
Goldman Sachs has been involved in many disasters and false flag attacks within the domestic US with manipulation of the stock market just before a disaster manifested.
Just before the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, Goldman Sachs unloaded 44% of their stocks in BP.
Goldman Sachs profited from the attack on 9/11 by funding the building of a new headquarters where the Twin Towers once stood, which qualified the globalist banking firm to sell $1 billion Liberty Bonds tax-free as well as reap $49 million in job-grants, tax exemptions and energy discounts.
False flag operations are an effective way of the government to gain control over their citizens. When the Hegelian Dialectic (problem-reaction-solution) is used, as we have seen in classic globalist-directed false flags, we are introduced to a Boogeyman, then that new Boogeyman commits a terrorist act against the populace, and the US government must step in with restrictions on freedoms to increase public safety.
Here’s a disturbing thought: small drones, perpetually flying overhead, not only armed with facial recognition and threat assessment technology but also two foot long laser-guided bombs known as “Small Tactical Munition.” The precision bomb weighs in at less than one 10th of the commonly known Hellfire missiles carried on the similarly infamous Predator and Reaper drones, which have already been and are currently being used on Americans and will undoubtedly be used more frequently as time goes on unless radical changes are made. It will be fitted to the relatively tiny AAI RQ-7 Shadow which has either a wingspan ranging from 12 feet to 14 ft depending on if they’re using the RQ-7A Shadow or RQ-7B Shadow.
Another possibility is the General Dynamics 81 mm 10-pound guided mortar, which is actually an 81 mm mortar outfitted with a GPS guidance kit and flight control kit. Raytheon’s, on the other hand, weighs in at 12 pounds and uses a semi-active laser and GPS dual guidance system. Another weapon, which is currently still in development, is the U.S. Navy’s “Spike” miniature missile. While Spike is actually being developed as “a very small and light-weight man-portable infantry missile,” although they do point out, “It would also be possible to use Spike as an air-to-ground armament for battlefield surveillance UAVs.”
The most troubling part of the growth of these types of weapons is that it would instantly increase the number of potentially deadly drones in the hands of the military and law enforcement. Increasing the number of missiles in the air at any given time will almost certainly increase the number of missiles fired.
Lawmakers have betrayed not only the Constitution, but their oaths of office to “preserve, protect, and defend” it from all enemies. Of course, one can hardly expect 243 members of Congress to vote to declare themselves enemies of the Republic as to do such might expose them to arrest and indefinite detention per the terms of the NDAA passed by such a large majority. Congress is full of attorneys who know the importance of specificity of language. If these men and women in Congress, so many of whom are trained in the law, meant to forbid the military from arresting and detaining American citizens, then it could have done so. They chose not to. They chose to leave that option open.
In 1987, U.S. Attorney General William French Smith blew the whistle on a fairly low-ranking Marine officer by the name of Oliver North. Lt. Col. Oliver North directly helped draft a plan in 1984 to impose martial law in the United States in the event of an emergency. This secret plan would suspend the U.S. Constitution and turn over control of the government to the little known agency at that time: FEMA. This plan would appoint military commanders to run state and local governments. Essentially, it amounted to a complete and total suspension of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Between 1983 - 1986, North's office was central command for this informal secret structure which involved more than the illegal sale of arms to Iran and illegal funding of the underground war in Nicaragua under President Ronald Reagan. "Lifers" in the military were shocked, saying at the time that no Lt. Colonel is ever given the kind of power North was apparently given within this secret structure. So great was his authority, he could have the orbits of sophisticated satellites altered to follow Soviet ships around the world or launch high-flying spy aircraft on secret missions. Some even compared this whole operation as eerily similar to the one portrayed in the movie, Clear and Present Danger, starring Harrison Ford (1994).
North wasn't alone in this secret structure. Others included Reagan's closest advisers: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, CIA Director William Casey and National Security Adviser William Clark. Congressional investigators at the time were shocked by how far along this secret structure and planning had progressed. Arthur Liman, who was the chief counsel of the Senate's Iran-Contra committee stated in a memo that Oliver North was at the center of a "secret government within a government." Prior to those hearings, Liman wrote that a policy decision made at the highest levels during the Iran Contra scandal "...reveals the whole secret government within a government, operated from the Executive Office Building by a lieutenant colonel with its own army, air force, diplomatic agents, intelligence operatives and appropriations capacity.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America. We're getting ready for one massive economic collapse. We have problems . . . The federal government is preparing for civil uprising, so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is . . . they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising. The concerns of the DHS stem from a collapse of the U.S. dollar and what the hyperinflation collapse in the value of the world's primary reserve currency implies to a nation of 311 million Americans, who, for the significant portion of the population, is armed.
The only solution is the constitutional militia. Not private militias, but the militia as stated in the Second Amendment "...being necessary to the security of a free State..". "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Treaties cannot over ride the U.S. Constitution. It's up to the states to enforce that legal fact because the states created the General Governmen
Well over two thousand Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and co-conspirators have been convicted of corruption and other criminal misconduct since 2004 according to a federal auditor. The acting inspector general (IG) at DHS, Charles Edwards, made this revelation in his written testimony for an August 1 hearing held before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management. Edwards adds that as of July 15, the DHS Office of the Inspector General is currently dealing with 1,591 open criminal cases involving DHS employees and accomplices. Some cases date back to fiscal year 2004 although the majority of the open investigations were initiated in the last three fiscal years.
The Center for Investigative Reporting reports that 80 criminal employee misconduct investigations by the DHS IG’s McAllen, Texas division were being reviewed by U.S. Department of Justice and other federal officials, after allegations surfaced that IG agents were “fabricating” their progress on investigating the cases. The allegations resulted in a federal grand jury to get involved.
People are being watched, tracked and monitored more today than at any other time in human history. The explosive growth of technology in recent years has given governments, spy agencies and big corporations monitoring tools that the despots and dictators of the past could only dream of. Previous generations never had to deal with "pre-crime" surveillance cameras that use body language to spot criminals or unmanned drones watching them from far above. Previous generations would have never even dreamed that street lights and refrigerators might be spying on them. Many of the incredibly creepy surveillance technologies are likely to absolutely astound you. We are rapidly heading toward a world where there will be no such thing as privacy anymore. Big Brother is becoming all-pervasive, and thousands of new technologies are currently being developed that will make it even easier to spy on you. The world is changing at a breathtaking pace, and a lot of the changes are definitely not for the better.
Property rights are being absolutely shredded all over America. Buying a piece of land and enjoying it with your family has always been a big part of the American Dream. Unfortunately, in the United States today you don't actually own your own home. If you don't pay your rent (property taxes) your home will be taken away from you, and you are only allowed to use your property in very narrowly defined ways. The control freaks that run things tell us what we can build on our own property, what we can grow on our own property, what types of gatherings we can have on our own property, how many visitors we can have on our own property and they have imposed very strict rules about how our property must be maintained. If we get "out of line", they will use "zoning ordinances" and "code violations" to make our lives a living hell. All over America today, brutal Gestapo tactics are being used against homeowners that just want to be left alone. Anyone that has ever dealt with a "compliance officer" or a "nuisance abatement team" knows what I am talking about. But if we have so very little "freedom" on our own properties, then how in the world can we continue to call this country "the land of the free"?
It is time for organized nonviolent resistance to the cabal of corporate and government interests combined to destroy our liberty. The electoral process has been hijacked by corporations. The judiciary has been corrupted and bought. The press shuts out the most important voices in the country and feeds us the banal and the absurd. Universities prostitute themselves for corporate dollars. Labor unions are marginal and ineffectual forces. The economy is in the hands of corporate swindlers.
Other weapons are yet available in the defense of freedom. First, as the creators of the federal government, states have the right to stop federal usurpations at their borders by nullifying all unconstitutional federal acts. Next, citizens have the right and the responsibility to elect constitutionalist candidates. Finally, Americans must vigilantly monitor Congress, the courts, and the president, challenging any attempt by any branch to exceed its constitutional authority.
What did Congress do in those 40 months? (The House -- considerable. The Senate -- nothing, not even a budget nor allowing any House bill to be considered.) A whole new order must prevail in Wash. DC as a result of this next election! Now look at these:
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.
Obama has issued a new executive order that seeks to "harmonize" U.S. economic regulations with the rest of the world. This new executive order is yet another incremental step that is pushing us closer to a North American Union and a one world economic system.
These are just the major ones...
Watch Obama's actions, not his words! By his actions he will show you where America is headed. Unfortunately, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening!
The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime.
It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized property — not a person — is put on trial. This allows prosecutors to dispense with pesky constitutional rights, which conveniently don’t apply to inanimate objects. In this looking-glass world, the owner is effectively guilty until proved innocent and has the burden of proving otherwise. Anyone falsely accused will never see his property again unless he succeeds in an expensive uphill legal battle.
Such seizures are common in drug cases, which sometimes can ensnare people who have done nothing wrong. Law enforcement agencies love civil forfeiture because it’s extremely lucrative. The Department of Justice’s Assets Forfeiture Fund had $2.8 billion in booty in 2011, according to a January audit. Seizing guns from purported criminals is nothing new; Justice destroyed or kept 11,355 guns last year, returning just 396 to innocent owners. The new ATF rule undoubtedly is designed to ramp up the gun-grabbing because, as the rule justification claims, “The nexus between drug trafficking and firearm violence is well established.”
The main problem is that civil forfeiture creates a perverse profit motive, leaving bureaucrats with strong incentives to abuse a process that doesn’t sufficiently protect those who may be wrongly accused. Criminal forfeiture is more appropriate because it’s tied to a conviction in a court with the option of a jury trial and evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. Innocents have to fight against the might of the U.S. government with a watered-down standard that stacks the legal deck so prosecutors can get a quick win.
The rule extending civil-forfeiture power to the ATF recognizes this dynamic, stating with perhaps unconscious cynicism that an uncontested civil forfeiture “can be perfected for minimal cost” compared to the “hundreds or thousands of dollars” and “years” needed for judicial forfeiture. Nowhere is there any recognition of the burden placed on innocent citizens stripped of their property, or of the erosion of their civil liberties. In fact, the rule argues that, because in the past the ATF could turn over requests for civil forfeiture to the Drug Enforcement Administration, there has been no change in “individual rights.” Instead of expanding the profit motive in policing, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. should be working to eliminate it.
TSA thugs are proud of the fact that in all 50 states they are testing drinks and food that are purchased after passengers pass through the abuse and harassment control freak checkpoints. This is nothing but a power grab, as the public are conditioned to put up with any command no matter how mindless. The airports are tyranny zones where the criminal government test new forms of domination on the public before rolling them out on the street.
These people are not highly trained intelligence officers. They are not even sworn officers who take an oath of office. They’re people who would be working other unskilled jobs if they weren’t hired to provide "security theater" at the airport. This is not security — it’s obedience training for the American public so we will give up our rights like blinking sheep. Our constitutional rights are increasingly being eroded, and so many Americans are just standing around blinking like livestock. During the agency's multibillion-dollar history, it has yet to thwart a single attempted terrorist attack. In Dallas in 2011, a TSA tester sneaked a gun through the body scanner. Not once. Five times!
If the TSA's actual mission were its stated one – "protecting the Nation's transportation systems" – checkpoints wouldn't be staffed by low-wage, unskilled workers, and they wouldn't be searching everyone. They certainly wouldn't be waiting until terrorists get to the airport to root them out. Meaningful measures to thwart terrorist acts require highly trained law enforcement officers using targeted intelligence to identify suspects long before they launch their plots. The TSA's main accomplishment seems to be obedience training for the American public – priming us to be docile (and even polite) about giving up our civil liberties. The TSA not only violates our Fourth Amendment rights but also has posted signs effectively eradicating our First Amendment right to speak out about it.
The real agenda of the TSA has absolutely nothing to do with airport security (TSA security is a joke) and everything to do with “prisoner training” the public. It’s all about humiliation and dehumanization. It’s about teaching the slave citizens that they are animals to be ordered around by a bunch of lawless government tyrants who only impersonate actual law enforcement officers (TSA “officers” are not sworn officers in any way, and they have no law enforcement training). You are just a slave now, get it? And slaves have no rights. No privacy. No due process and no Fourth Amendment protections against illegal searches. You are a slave under a system based on the total public humiliation of women while demanding complete obedience from everyone. Merely challenging the TSA’s authority causes you to be detained (arrested) as a possible terrorist.
We cannot ensure our complete physical safety – not even by throwing away all of our civil liberties. Trading our rights for security is exceptionally dangerous. Every time we allow one more civil liberty to be yanked from us, it's that much easier to take the next and the next, until we wake up one day wondering how we ended up living in a police state.
Once upon a time, the open highways of America were one of our greatest symbols of liberty and freedom. Anyone could hop in a car and set off for a new adventure at any time and even our music encouraged us to "get our kicks on route 66." But today everything has changed. Now the highways of America are being steadily transformed into a high tech prison grid. All over the country, thousands upon thousands of surveillance cameras watch our highways and automated license plate readers are actually being used to track vehicle movements in some of our largest cities. Many state and local governments have come to view our highways as money machines and our control freak politicians have established a vast network of toll booths, red light cameras and speed traps to keep cash endlessly pouring in. If all of that wasn't enough, TSA "VIPR teams" are now hitting the interstates and conducting thousands of "unannounced security screenings" each year. Driving on the highways of America used to be a great joy, but now "Big Brother" is rapidly sucking all of the fun out of it. Eventually, it may get to the point where Americans simply dread having to go out on the highway.
All over the United States, a vast network of surveillance cameras is carefully watching our highways.
With virtually no public debate, police agencies have begun storing the information from the cameras, building databases that document the travels of millions of vehicles. A lot of police cruisers are being outfitted with this technology around the nation as well. So if you see a police car pull up behind you, there is a very good chance that a computer has already read your license plate and is giving the officer all of your information.
Some of the new "auto safety laws" going in around the nation are absolutely absurd. For example, do you buckle up your pet when you go for a ride? Well, in New Jersey you can now be fined up to $1000 for not having your pet properly restrained while you are out driving.
In many areas of the country, unpaid traffic tickets can rapidly become a major financial burden. For example, the new tolls on the 520 floating bridge in Seattle are absolutely killing some commuters. Registered vehicle owners who do not pay their toll within 80 days or more will be mailed a $40 civil penalty for each unpaid toll transaction in addition to a $5 reprocessing fee. WSDOT confirmed some tolls plus penalty fees have added up to more than $1,000.
Toll roads have become one of the favorite "revenue raising tools" for our politicians. At this point the tolls on some roads have become so incredibly oppressive that many people simply cannot afford to drive on them anymore. And for some reason the toll increases are coming especially fast and furious this year. A recent USA Today article summarized some of the oppressive toll increases that we are seeing all over the nation....
•California and Washington authorized high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, where tolls rise or fall depending on traffic flow. Texas enacted laws authorizing private toll roads and allowing regional authorities to collect tolls. Indiana removed a provision requiring legislative approval for toll roads.
•Some Maryland tolls will double this year as the state seeks money to rehabilitate aging roads, bridges and tunnels.
The use of tolls on interstate highways also is spreading:
•Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, just won approval from the Federal Highway Administration to add tolls on Interstate 95 in his state. The state estimates that tolls on the heavily traveled corridor could generate $250 million over the first five years for expanding, improving and maintaining the highway.
•New York and New Jersey recently announced that E-ZPass commuters will pay $1.50 more and cash customers $2 more to cross bridges and tunnels between the two states.
•Georgia just created toll lanes on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta.
The toll hikes are more than chump change: Cash tolls on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge jumped to $4 from $2.50, and to $12 from $8 on all the New York-New Jersey Hudson River crossings.
Red light cameras are another favorite "revenue raising tool" for the control freaks that run things. Unfortunately, these cameras don't always work right so a lot of innocent people end up getting ticketed. But politicians love them because they can raise a lot of cash. Nearly 700 U.S. cities and towns installed the cameras, which accounted for more than 90 percent of tickets issued for illegal right turns, or rolling stops. In one New Jersey town, 2,500 tickets were issued at one intersection within the first two months of installing a camera.
In the old days, speed traps were mostly about making the roads safer. Today, they are mostly about raising money. Speed traps are becoming more common almost everywhere, but some areas of the country are worse than others.
Nevada is the state most likely to issue you a traffic ticket, followed by Georgia and Alabama. In 2010 Florida took the top spot and Georgia and Nevada tied for second place. The state where you’re least likely to get ticketed is Wyoming, followed closely by Montana. These two ranked at the bottom in 2010 as well.
It has been revealed that the federal government has been secretly putting GPS tracking devices on thousands of vehicles in order to track the movements of people that they are interested in watching. Most of the time the people involved have not even been charged with any crimes. An increasing number of U.S. citizens are finding themselves tracked with the high-tech devices. The Justice Department has said that law enforcement agents employ GPS as a crime-fighting tool with “great frequency,” and GPS retailers have revealed that they’ve sold thousands of the devices to the feds.
If you get pulled over by police, you never know what to expect these days. Law enforcement authorities in some parts of the U.S. are using "extraction devices" to download data out of the cell phones of motorists that they pull over. The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.
If all of the above was not bad enough, now we have to deal with TSA "VIPR teams" terrorizing us on the highways. The VIPER teams have nothing to do with preventing terrorism, they are there to get people to cower and accept they are under control. If you regularly travel across the country, there is a good chance that you have already encountered one of their "unannounced security screenings." TSA VIPR teams now conduct approximately 8,000 "unannounced security screenings" at subway stations, bus terminals, seaports and highway rest stops each year.
We don't need "Big Brother" constantly watching us, tracking us and fining us on our highways.
Most people have no idea that the United Nations has been drafting an environmental constitution for the world that is intended to supersede all existing national laws. This document has a working title of "Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development" and you can read the entire thing right here. Work on this proposed world environmental constitution has been going on since 1995, and the fourth edition was issued to UN member states on September 22nd, 2010. This document is intended to become a permanent binding treaty and it would establish an incredibly repressive system of global governance. This "covenant", as it is being called, claims authority over the entire global environment and everything that affects it. Considering the fact that everything that we do affects the environment in some way, that would mean that this document would become the highest form of law for all human activity. This proposed UN environmental constitution for the world is incredibly detailed. The U.S. Constitution only has 7 articles, but the UN document has 79 articles. If the U.S. eventually ratifies this treaty, any national, state or local laws that conflict with this covenant will be null and void. This is potentially one of the greatest threats to our national sovereignty that we have ever seen and we need to warn the American people about it.
Essentially what this proposed environmental covenant does is it takes the sustainable development principles underlying Agenda 21 and turns them into global constitutional law. All parties to this new constitution would be forced to turn their nations into centrally-planned societies where all decisions about everything are evaluated within the framework of sustainable development.
If the United States became a party to this treaty, America would become a paradise for control freaks. Basic decisions about what you eat, about what you wear, about where you live, about how big a family you can have and about what activities you could engage in on a daily basis would be dictated by the mandates in the global constitution.
If you doubt this, just read the document. Those that try to claim that this is not a proposed constitution for the world are simply being delusional. Article 71 even gives us detailed procedures for "amending" this constitution. If this document is not intended to be a constitution, then why does it have a "preamble" like the U.S. Constitution does, why is it organized into "articles" like the U.S. Constitution is, and why does it set forth procedures for "amending" the document like the U.S. Constitution does? And notice that the word "shall" is used constantly throughout the entire document. This proposed constitution does not contain "suggestions" that the authors hope will be followed. Rather, it contains commands which are intended to be obeyed. This document would establish a very repressive system of world governance. The global elite believe that we are not smart enough to think for ourselves and that they need to run the entire planet like a tightly-controlled prison in order to save the environment.
The prison industry complex is criminal!!!
One out of every 100 people in the United States is imprisoned. Even though we are 5 percent of the world's population, we have 25 percent of the prisoners in the world. We are number one in the world in the number of people we imprison - we even beat China. A normal reaction to this situation would be to try to reform our laws, our judicial system--including sentencing--our prison system and our society so that we would not have the disconcerting distinction of being the number-one jailer in the world.
Instead, in the past decade, there has been a movement to privatize more and more of our state and federal prisons to save money (which has not materialized) and ease overcrowding under the pressure of the courts. This has led to a wide world of influence peddling, self-dealing and lobbying while preying on a captured group of people to fill prison beds. Just as privatizing the logistics of war will encourage private war-service industries to lobby for a hot war or long occupation to keep their industries viable, there has emerged a group of prison industries, state and federal legislators, and other players who will continue to benefit from our disgraceful ranking as the world's largest warden.
There are two very large and influential prison companies in the United States who are manipulating the system to make sure they have plenty of business: The GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut) and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). This is an industry that needs misery, long sentences, rounded-up undocumented immigrants and increasing crime to flourish. In order to keep the prison beds filled, the GEO Group and others have paid out millions of dollars to lobbyists, federal and state legislators, and governors to allow our immigration problem to go unsolved, to make sure that no drugs are decriminalized and that an ineffective War on Drugs continues, and to make certain that long term prison sentences, like California's three-strikes-and-you're-imprisoned-for-life laws, keep a steady flow of revenue and profits flowing to their shareholders.
The United States, the “land of the free”, imprisons more people than any other country on the planet, including China! The U.S. has over 2.3 million people behind bars while China, with 4 times the population has only 1.6 million. That’s right, with only 5% of the world’s population the U.S. incarcerates 25% of the world’s prisoners. The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States and its investors are on Wall Street. "This multimillion-dollar industry has its own trade exhibitions, conventions, websites, and mail-order/Internet catalogs.
Federal government figures indicate there are more than 41,000 Americans in state or federal prison on marijuana charges right now, not including those in county jails. That’s more than the number imprisoned on all charges combined in eight individual European Union countries. Each year federal, state, and local governments spend over $185 billion annually in tax dollars to ensure that one out of every 137 Americans is imprisoned. Prison Profiteers, that profit from the private prison companies, include: investment banks, churches, guard unions, medical corporations, and other industries and individuals that benefit from this country's experiment with mass imprisonment.
The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up. Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners' work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their workforce. The system feeds itself. The federal prison industry produces 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98% of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones/microphones/speakers; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.
. Jailing persons convicted of non-violent crimes, and long prison sentences for possession of microscopic quantities of illegal drugs. Federal law stipulates five years' imprisonment without possibility of parole for possession of 5 grams of crack or 3.5 ounces of heroin, and 10 years for possession of less than 2 ounces of rock-cocaine or crack. In Texas, a person may be sentenced for up to two years' imprisonment for possessing 4 ounces of marijuana. In New York, the 1973 Nelson Rockefeller anti-drug law provides for a mandatory prison sentence of 15 years to life for possession of 4 ounces of any illegal drug.
. The passage in 13 states of the "three strikes" laws (life in prison after being convicted of three felonies), made it necessary to build 20 new federal prisons. One of the most disturbing cases resulting from this measure was that of a prisoner who for stealing a car and two bicycles received three 25-year sentences.
. Longer sentences.
. The passage of laws that require minimum sentencing, without regard for circumstances.
. A large expansion of work by prisoners creating profits that motivate the incarceration of more people for longer periods of time.
. More punishment of prisoners, so as to lengthen their sentences.
Justice statistics also show that 47.5 percent of drug arrests in 2007 were for marijuana offenses. Also, almost 60 percent of state prison inmates who are serving time for a drug offense had no history of violence or of any significant selling activity. The state and federal prison population increased 722 percent between 1970 and 2009, while as of 2010, GEO contracts with 13 states, the Federal Bureau of Prison, the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2010, 66 percent ($842 million) of GEO's $1.27 billion in revenue was from U.S. corrections contracts. Of the $842 million in revenue, 47 percent came from corrections contracts with 11 states. The private prison industry demonstrated a signal preference for the Florida Republican Party, giving $783,494 compared to just $143,000 to the Florida Democratic Party.
President Obama's appointed Director of the United States Marshals Service, Stacia Hylton, has strong ties to the private prison industry. In 2010, Hylton started a private prison consulting firm, called Hylton Kirk and Associates, while still working at the Department of Justice as the Federal Detention Trustee. Hylton had a long career within the US Marshals Service, went through the revolving door to cash in on the lucrative private prison business and then went back to the top job in the Marshals Service.
President Obama on Sunday, December 30, said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.
“I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it,” said Obama in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I'm going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”
In the aftermath of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, the gun grabbers across America unleashed a full court press to try to wholly disarm American citizens. With the help of the incessantly anti-gun mainstream media, people like Biden, Bloomberg, Cuomo, Feinstein and Obama managed to stir up a frenzy of fabricated fear that promised all our children would be violently gunned down if we didn’t immediately agree to turn in all our guns and ammo magazines. The push for gun control, however, has spectacularly backfired. In reality, it has hardened the positions of gun rights advocates while massively increasing the number of AR-15s and other firearms sold across the country.
In all, the gun grabbers in America have become the single most effective gun rights recruitment team in U.S. history. They have awakened people to the truth about the need for a Second Amendment and the ever-present risk of tyrannical government trying to dominate a free people. The backfire is far worse than the gun grabbers could have possibly imagined when they launched their efforts on the graves of the dead Sandy Hook children. Instead of reducing sales of AR-15s and other firearms in America, the gun grab dramatically increased sales of nearly all firearms beyond any previous record. In essence, the American people bought nearly every gun available anywhere in the country, leaving gun store shelves empty. The upshot of all this? 10+ million new firearms in the hands of citizens and a one-year backlog of gun orders with manufacturers.
Instead of shrinking the influence of the NRA, the gun grab vastly expanded NRA membership. More than 300,000 new members have been added to the NRA’s roster in just a few months, and the association has become more steeled in its position than ever before. The backlash against Obama, Biden, Piers Morgan and others has been so powerful and persistent that Obama had to stage a photo op of himself shooting a shotgun in order to create the impression that he was “pro gun. Similarly, anti-gun CNN host Piers Morgan has now broadcast a video of himself shooting an AR-15 in Katy, Texas, while softening his position and saying he was never against the Second Amendment in the first place.
The gun grab push has backfired so completely that even the Second Amendment’s most outspoken critics are practically lining up to be photographed or filmed shooting guns.
While the gun grabbers wanted sheriffs and cops to jump on board the gun disarmament bandwagon, what actually happened is that sheriffs began speaking out AGAINST gun control and encouraging their local constituents to arm themselves. Sheriffs across the country — in huge numbers — publicly proclaimed they would not allow federal agents to enforce gun restrictions in their counties.
While gun grabbers wanted states to fall in line and surrender to federal authority on the issue of gun control, what actually happened is that the Firearms Protection Act began to be introduced in state legislatures such as Wyoming and Texas. This act, which is now being considered in more than a dozen other states, would make it a felony crime for anyone to enforce new federal gun restrictions in their states.
While gun grabbers hoped the U.S. military would agree to fire upon American citizens who refused to turn in their guns, what really happened is that huge numbers of active duty soldiers announced they would never participate in military action against their own countrymen. In fact, inside the military there is rising talk of shooting commanding officers in the head if they order troops to fire on American citizens over gun rights issues.
While the gun grabbers hoped to demonize gun owners and “shame” them into somehow feeling guilty about Sandy Hook, what actually happened is that gun owners found new courage and American pride, and they have loudly voiced their intention to wage a war of resistance against any government that attempts to take their guns.
In New York state, where Mayor Cuomo managed to quickly shove through an illegal, unconstitutional gun control law, there is now open talk of armed resistance against the state government. Elsewhere, there is even talk that U.S. Senators who vote for gun control may see their own staffers and families targeted for assassination. If they pass this bill, legislators who vote for it will be assassinated… they’re going to be military targets, too, and they’re going to be killed. They think they’re immune, but they’re not. They cannot walk around with enough security to keep from being shot by a sniper. The very first prey that would find themselves in the scopes of the rebels would be the members of Congress who passed this ban and the members of the media who have been their willing mouthpieces and agents of propaganda.
In virtually every mass school shooting during the past 15 years, the shooter has been on or in withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. Yet, federal and state governments continue to ignore the connection between psychiatric drugs and murderous violence, preferring instead to exploit these tragedies in an oppressive and unconstitutional power grab to snatch guns away from innocent, law-abiding people.
Like virtually all massacre shooters before him, the notorious Batman shooter James Holmes is now reported to have been taking hardcore pharmaceutical drugs. In Holmes’ case, they happen to be the very same drugs that ultimately led to the early death of actor Heath Ledger. With a fix for ‘altering his state of mind’, the ‘Batman shooter’ was heavily hooked on the prescription painkiller Vicodin. Holmes even reportedly dosed up on a pharmaceutical cocktail just before the shooting. Side effects of Vicodin use, even at ‘recommended’ levels which Holmes likely far exceeded, include ‘altered mental states’ and ‘unusual thoughts or behavior.’
Prescription painkillers alone have been shown to be even deadlier and more damaging than many illegal drugs. In 2008, more Americans died from pharmaceuticals painkillers than illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin combined. Going even further, statistical analysis reveals that prescription drug deaths outnumber traffic accidents when it comes to fatalities. One reason for this is the change in mental activity, which can potentially lead to destructive and radical behavior. Instead of silencing all the gun advocates and owners across the nation, the effort has actually caused people to break their silence on the issue and go vocal with their true beliefs on the topic.
Sadly, many incidents of violence and/or suicide have been linked to adolescents taking prescription antidepressants:
• Eric Harris, one of the assailants at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in 1999, whose autopsy revealed he had a therapeutic level of the antidepressant Luvox in his system;
• Steve Kazmierczak, who killed six including himself at Northern Illinois University in 2008 while in withdrawal from the antidepressant Prozac;
• Jeffrey Weise, a student at Red Lake High School in Minnesota, who killed ten and wounded seven in 2005 while on Prozac;
• Kip Kinkel, an Oregon teen who murdered his parents and proceeded on a shooting spree at his high school in 1998, killing two and wounding 25, while in Prozac withdrawal;
• Toby Sincino, a 15-year-old who shot two teachers and himself in 1995 at his South Carolina school while on the antidepressant Zoloft.
•Thirteen year-old Chris Fetters killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
•Twelve year-old Christopher Pittman murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
•Thirteen year-old Mathew Miller hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.
•Fifteen year-old Jarred Viktor stabbed his grandmother 61 times after 5 days on Paxil.
Fifteen year old Kip Kinkel (Prozac and RITALIN) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
Luke Woodham aged 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
Boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 who in seizure activity from Zoloft had a stand off at the school.
Michael Carneal (Ritalin) a 14-year-old opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded, one of whom was paralyzed.
Young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
Andrew Golden, aged 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.
TJ Solomon, aged 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.
Rod Mathews, aged 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
James Wilson, aged 19, (Psychiatric Drugs - various) Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
Elizabeth Bush aged 13 (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa)- school shooting in El Cajon, California
Another boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) had a stand off at the school.
Jarred Viktor aged 15 (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
Chris Shanahan aged 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
Eric Harris aged 17 (Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 in Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado, killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and injured 23 others, before killing themselves.
Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic's file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister
Neal Furrow, (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
Cory Baadesgaard (Paxil then 300 mgs Effexor) in Matawa, WA school shooting. This was not long after being taken off Paxil cold turkey and changed over to Effexor.
Shawn Cooper of Notus, aged 15 (SSRI and Ritalin) took a 12 gauge shot gun to school and started firing, injuring one student and holding the school hostage for about 20 mins.
Jeff Weise, 16,(PROZAC) Minnesota School Shootings March 2005, killed his Grandfather and Grandmother, then went on a rampage at the school killing a teacher, a security officer, 5 students (and wounding 7 others, 2 critically), before exchanging gunfire with police and then shooting himself.
Christopher Pittman, aged 12, (Paxil then Zoloft). Known amongst family as 'pop-pops shadow', he had always been very close to his grandfather. Shortly after being prescribed Zoloft he shot both his grandparents dead and burned the house down.
This are just a few examples of antidepressant violence. The list goes on and on...
The list of criminals on psychotropic drugs includes such infamous names as Ted Kaczinski, John Hinckley, Jr., and the Amish school killer Charles Carl Roberts IV. While committing their violent acts they were all taking antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
"One of the things in the past that we’ve known about depression is that it very, very rarely leads to violence,” observed psychiatrist Peter Breggin in a Fox News report. “It’s only been since the advent of these new SSRI drugs that we have murderers, sometimes even mass murderers, taking antidepressant drugs.” The Physicians’ Desk Reference, an authoritative source of all FDA-approved drug-labeling information, identifies hazardous side effects of psychiatric drugs, including suicidal and homicidal ideation.
Despite the abundance of such evidence and a glut of scientific studies proving real danger, “there has yet to be a federal investigation on the link between psychiatric drugs and acts of senseless violence,” according to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR). In the face of the Obama administration’s knee-jerk agitation for gun control, it is pharmaceutical makers, not law-abiding gun owners or gun manufacturers, who should be held accountable for the series of ‘lone-wolf’ mass shootings that have occurred since the widespread use of psychiatric drugs began.”
Fox News reported after an initial search of Lanza’s home investigators found no indication the 20-year-old was taking prescriptions. But the media also lied about the use of an assault rifle to kill students, that now it is known, was in the trunk of the car during the shootings; he used handguns. Other evidence suggests he was. Louise Tambascio, a friend Lanza’s mother, told CBS News’ Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes, “I know he was on medication and everything.” ABC News also interviewed Tambascio, who repeated, “I knew he was on medication.”
Connecticut’s chief medical examiner is currently conducting toxicology exams to determine if Lanza was using any behavior-modifying drugs, according to CT Post. It will be several weeks before the medical examiner’s drug tests are complete.
Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture.
While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners and forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer.
Obama also voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.
Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family.
And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company they keep. Obama counts among his friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger--a renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago who has declared that if it were up to him, nobody would be allowed to own a gun. And let’s not forget Obama’s pal George Soros--the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN’s international effort to disarm law-abiding citizens.
Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people’s money to fund his campaign to take your guns away from you. While a board member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for tens of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Violence Policy Center.
By now, I’m sure that many of you have received mailings from an organization called “American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA)” talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd Amendment, and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take your guns. Let me make it perfectly clear - everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure BS. The AHSA is headed by a group of left-wing elitists who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state of affairs where hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy upper-crust who can afford guided-hunts on exclusive private reserves. The AHSA is not your friend, and never will be.
Now we’ve got a truly evil Congressman who’s proposed to abolish 2nd Amendment rights to ANY person who would fit the description of the infamous DHS Watch List. Never mind the fact that these Americans have not done anything wrong, and that they would be punished in the name of “preventing” a terrorist act.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has sponsored H.R. 2159, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009, which permits the attorney general to deny transfer of a firearm to any ‘known or suspected dangerous terrorist.’ The bill requires only that the potential firearm transferee is ‘appropriately suspected’ of preparing for a terrorist act and that the attorney general ‘has a reasonable belief’ that the gun might be used in connection with terrorism. That’s right. King wants Eric Holder to forbid any person he “presumes” to be a suspected terrorist to suspend the 2nd Amendment rights for those individuals!
This is an absolute outrage! It would enable the federal government to suspend a person’s Second Amendment rights without any trial or legal proof and only upon suspicion of being dangerous.
Where are the Three Percenters of our nation today? If no one will stand, do we deserve ANY of the freedoms God would bestow upon us? Do we really expect our prayers of protection and safety to be heard when we will do nothing to protect ourselves?
If you own a cell phone, you might as well kiss your privacy goodbye. Cell phone companies know more about us than most of us would ever dare to imagine. Your cell phone company is tracking everywhere that you go and it is making a record of everything that you do with your phone. Much worse, there is a good chance that your cell phone company has been selling this information to anyone that is willing to pay the price--including local law enforcement. In addition, it is an open secret that the federal government monitors and records all cell phone calls. The "private conversation" that you are having with a friend today will be kept in federal government databanks for many years to come. The truth is that by using a cell phone, you willingly make yourself a prisoner of a digital world where every move that you make and every conversation that you have is permanently recorded. But it is not just cell phone companies and government agencies that you have to worry about. As you will see at the end of this article, it is incredibly easy for any would-be stalker to hack you and track your every movement using your cell phone. In fact, many spyware programs allow hackers to listen to you through your cell phone even when your cell phone is turned off. Sadly, most cell phone users have absolutely no idea about any of this stuff.
It is a fact that the entire world desperately needs a revolution. The global managers know this, and have stated that they are frightened of the widespread political awakening. Global connectivity has definitely lent a hand -- for the first time, websites and blogs issuing independent analysis and research can go head to head with the massive production budgets and funding received by corporate media. What was once the mainstream media should better be called the propped up media -- on a level playing field of ideas they are losing fantastically. Social media has become the new mainstream media. The number of people involved is simply staggering.
However, we must become street smart if we are going to seal our victory and protect ourselves from government propaganda designed to lead us down a dead-end street. The very same corporate entities and their globalist minions who have directed old-guard media have their sights set on the Internet. Not a day goes by now when we don't hear of some new piece of legislation that threatens to return us to a Dark Age, where only a select few receive pure information, and the rest of the public are resigned to the dictates of those in the know. We need to be aware of the changes desired by people far more devious than ourselves, so that we can be proper agents of the change we wish to see in the world.
The federal government claims that it can take away your constitutional rights any time that it wants to. Over the past several decades, there have been an endless parade of laws and executive orders that have been slowly and methodically carving up our rights under the U.S. Constitution. Most Americans are not even aware of the "creeping totalitarianism" that is happening. Most Americans just trust the "authorities" when they tell us that certain things "must be done" in order to keep us all safe. But even if we gave up all of our privacy, even if we gave up all of our liberties and our freedoms, and even if we gave the government all of our stuff they still would not be able to keep us safe. It is inevitable that evil people are going to do evil things, and if you are counting on the Obama administration to keep you safe then you are being delusional. Obama is not going to save us from anything. But Obama will gladly take away our rights and our freedoms if the American people allow him to. The Obama administration seems to have an endless lust for more power. Sadly, if we do give away our rights it will have some very serious consequences. If we freely give away all of the rights that we have been given under the U.S. Constitution it will be incredibly difficult to ever get them back. Giving up liberty for security never works, and if we want to be worthy of being called Americans then we need to start standing up for the republic that our forefathers worked so hard to build.
An executive order that Barack Obama signed recently is making headlines all over the nation. The title of the executive order is "National Defense Resources Preparedness" and it is actually an update of a series of previous executive orders.
The original "National Defense Resources Preparedness" executive order (EO 8248) was issued back in 1939. This latest version is very similar to EO 12919 that was signed by Bill Clinton in June 1994. However, several very important changes have been made in this new version. For example, in Section 201(b) the words "under both emergency and non-emergency conditions" have been added. So now the federal government can take control of all food, all energy, all health resources, all transportation resources and "all other materials, services, and facilities" in the country even if the United States is not experiencing emergency conditions. Not that the Obama administration really needed to put that in there. After all, the U.S. government has been operating under a constant state of national emergency since September 14, 2001. So the Obama administration did not really need to include a new excuse for taking control of everything. The existing "state of emergency" would probably work just fine.
If Barack Obama woke up one day and decided to exercise the powers in this executive order, he would be able to do pretty much anything that he wanted. This executive order would essentially allow Obama to declare a state of martial law in the United States even during a time when no emergency was happening. Section 201 of the executive order allows the federal government to take control of....
Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:
(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;
(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;
(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;
(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;
(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and
(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.
The Obama administration also continues to make shocking claims regarding our privacy. According to the 4th Amendment, our homes are not supposed to be searched unless there is probably cause....
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
But according to CIA director David Petraeus, the American people are willingly bugging their own homes by choosing to use modern gadgets, and the CIA plans to use these technologies to spy on you. Petraeus recently said the following about the "transformational" impact these new technologies will have on the ability of the CIA to spy on the American people...
"Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing"
The kind of chips that Petraeus was referring to will soon be in nearly all new appliances. As a recent Daily Mail article noted, we will soon see an "Internet of things" emerge where virtually every electronic device is connected to the Internet....
This week, one of the world's biggest chip companies, ARM, has unveiled a new processor built to work inside 'connected' white goods. The ARM chips are smaller, lower-powered and far cheaper than previous processors - and designed to add the internet to almost every kind of electrical appliance. It's a concept described as the 'internet of things'. Futurists think that one day 'connected' devices will tell the internet where they are and what they are doing at all times - and will be mapped by computers as precisely as Google Maps charts the physical landscape now.
The FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. military and the Federal Reserve are all using Facebook and Twitter to monitor the American people. If you post this article to Facebook and Twitter, multiple agencies of the federal government will have a record of it. In fact, the truth is that every single phone call, every single email, every single Facebook post and pretty much every other kind of electronic communication that you can imagine is monitored by intelligence agencies. Don't ever assume that anything you say on your phone or on the Internet is private. And now, even your ISP will be spying on you to make sure that you are not downloading any copyrighted material.
Yes, that is right. A clandestine deal coordinated by the Obama administration will go into effect on July 12th. From a recent Raw Story article:
If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they’re coming for you.
Specifically, they’re coming for you on Thursday, July 12.
That’s the date when the nation’s largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users’ bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.
Word of the start date has been largely kept secret since ISPs announced their plans last June. The deal was brokered by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and coordinated by the Obama Administration.
So be careful what you are doing on the Internet. Your ISP will be watching it all. Even local police departments are "pushing the envelope" when it comes to surveillance technology. For example, the NYPD is working on technology that will be able to see a gun inside your clothes from a distance of 80 feet away....
The reason that the NYPD is so interested terahertz waves is that they pass through nonconductive materials like clothes, but can’t penetrate metal — like, say, the steel in a semi-automatic pistol. That means if you scan someone, you can look for spots where a person’s natural terahertz radiation is blocked, most likely by a metal object.
The benefits for police officers are obvious. They can essentially sit back in a specially-equipped van and scan anyone they suspect of carrying a gun from a safe distance. Right now it only works from three or four feet away, but department spokesman Paul J. Browne told the New York Times that the NYPD — in coordination with the Department of Defense — hopes to increase its range to 25 meters, or 82 feet.
Unfortunately, there are dozens of other new technologies like this. For 14 more examples of how the government is watching us, check out this article. Most Americans assume that these technologies will only be used against "terrorists," but that simply is not the case. For example, a man living in Burnsville, Minnesota was recently subjected to "electronic home monitoring" for not having the proper siding on his home....
A Burnsville man on his way to work was arrested and thrown in jail without bond, and then subjected to electronic home monitoring.
But it wasn’t for drugs or a DWI or some other major crime.
Burnsville city leaders say Mitch Faber’s dealings with the law all stem from his failure to properly put up siding on his house.
Most people don't realize that Facebook can continue to monitor their internet activity, even if they are no longer logged into the site. Using "Facebook Connect," and other social plug-ins, is able to set up a cookie on any site that has a "Like" or "share" button, giving Facebook access to a startling amount of user information. Technically, the purpose of these plug-ins is to authenticate users, but it still has the ability to collect personal information such as the IP address of your computer, browsing data, outside login information, phone numbers, etc. The cookie, known as the datr cookie, has been a controversial topic for the past year. Using this cookie, among other things, Facebook knows what you have read on a web page even if you did not click the "like" button. As the Wall Street Journal reported, "for this to work, a person only needs to have logged into Facebook or Twitter once in the past month. The sites will continue to collect browsing data, even if the person closes their browser or turns off their computers."
To help users control how and when their information is tracked and distributed, companies such as Abine and Ghostery have developed tools that allow users to block Facebook social plug-ins, cookies, and other trackers. There are five practical options for consideration, including an option for web site publishers that will help protect their customers from trackers while keeping their websites running smoothly.
Sadly, the truth is that the United States is rapidly being turned into a high-tech Big Brother prison grid, dominated by control-freak bureaucrats who do not care about our liberties and freedoms.
In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid. Sadly, life in many U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life in U.S. prisons. Most parents don’t realize this, but our students have very few rights when they are in school. Our public school students are being watched, tracked, recorded, searched and controlled like never before. In some U.S. schools, armed cops accompanied by police dogs actually conduct surprise raids with their guns drawn.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has announced that school officials can search the cell phones and laptops of public school students if there are “reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the law or the rules of the school.” One school district in Pennsylvania secretly recorded more than 66,000 images of students using webcams that were embedded in school-issued laptops that the students were using at home.
At one public school in the Chicago area, children have been banned from bringing their lunches from home. Instead, it is mandatory that they eat the food that the school cafeteria serves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending huge amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of public schools so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.
A 6 year old girl in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school. Down in Florida, students have actually been arrested by police for bringing a plastic butter knife to school, for throwing an eraser, and for drawing a picture of a gun. Back in 2009, one 8 year old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.
Trapwire is the name of a program revealed in the latest Wikileaks bonanza—it is the mother of all leaks. Trapwire would make something like disclosure of UFO contact or imminent failure of a major U.S. bank fairly boring news by comparison. And someone out there seems to be quite disappointed that word is getting out so swiftly; the Wikileaks web site is reportedly sustaining 10GB worth of DDoS attacks each second, which is massive.
Anyway, here's what Trapwire is, according to Russian-state owned media network RT: "Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology—and have installed it across the U.S. under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.
Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence. It’s part of a program called TrapWire and it's the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community.
Those spooky new "circular" dark globe cameras installed in your neighborhood park, town, or city—they aren't just passively monitoring. They're plugged into Trapwire and they are potentially monitoring every single person via facial recognition.
The Obama administration is fighting in federal court for the ability to imprison American citizens under NDAA's indefinite detention provisions—and anyone else—without charge or trial, on suspicion alone. So we have a widespread network of surveillance cameras across America monitoring us and reporting suspicious activity back to a centralized analysis center, mixed in with the ability to imprison people via military force on the basis of suspicious activity alone. We all know the government, and algorithmic computer programs, never make mistakes!
Government attorneys again, in this hearing, presented no evidence to support their position and brought forth no witnesses. Most incredibly, Obama's attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA's section 1021 – the provision that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial – has not been applied by the U.S. government anywhere in the world after Judge Forrest's injunction. In other words, they were telling a U.S. federal judge that they could not, or would not, state whether Obama's government had complied with the legal injunction that she had laid down before them. To this, Judge Forrest responded that if the provision had indeed been applied, the United States government would be in contempt of court.
From dishwashers to light bulbs, so-called “smart homes” will allow industry and the government to spy ubiquitously on every aspect of your existence. It will soon be easier than ever before to keep tabs on the population since everything they use will be connected to the web, with total disregard for privacy considerations. The spooks won’t have to plant a bug in your home, you will be doing it for them. Soon you will have to live like a reclusive luddite if you hope to escape the new panopticon of surveillance that will be gratefully lapped up by the masses as a necessary sacrifice for convenience and cutting edge technology.
- Google has announced it will use the ambient background noise of a person’s environment, via their cell phone or computer microphone, to spy on their activities in order to direct targeted advertising at them.
- Microsoft X-Box Kinect games device has a video camera and a microphone that records speech. Microsoft has stated that users “should not expect any level of privacy concerning your use of the live communication features,” and the company “may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications.”
- The modern LED “eco-friendly” light bulb is also a two-way communications device. Ceiling lights currently being installed in offices and government buildings “transmit data to specially equipped computers on desks below by flickering faster than the eye can see.”
- Outside street lights are also being changed to new “smart” versions so they can be used for “homeland security applications”. These devices are fitted with surveillance cameras, can broadcast government announcements, and also have the ability to record conversations.
- Smart meters, now set to become compulsory in many areas, wirelessly communicate with utility companies details about each home’s energy consumption, as well as emitting electromagnetic radiation. Health concerns have prompted some local authorities to allow residents to opt-out, but in other areas the meters are mandatory.
- Forget the government having to implant a chip in your forehead, the modern smart phone, owned by the vast majority of the population, does just as good a job. Five years ago we warned that the first incarnation of the iPhone contained a backdoor spyware module that allowed hackers or the government to conduct secret surveillance of the user. Cell phone surveillance is now ubiquitous. Google was also recently caught tracking the surfing habits of iPhone users via a code that disables the Safari browser’s privacy settings.
- Google’s attitude towards privacy also came under scrutiny when it was discovered that the company was spying on WiFi network data in violation of the Federal Wiretap Act as it gathered images for its Streetview program.
- The most obvious example of all is the Internet itself. ISPs have announced they will keep records of websites visited for at least 12 months, along with details of private communications. This figure is constantly increasing, with the FBI now pushing for ISPs to retain such information for years.
Since most people have already taken the decision to sacrifice their privacy for convenience, all of the technologies listed above will be used to spy on individuals and harvest data which will then be sold to big corporations. The vast majority simply do not care. Whether they will begin to care about the fact that they are broadcasting everything about their private lives and allowing governments and corporations to harvest that data when it actually begins to blowback on them in negative ways remains to be seen. Some employers are now demanding Facebook passwords from their staff.
Somebody out there has decided that the Department of Homeland Security needs a whole lot of ammunition. Recently it was announced that ATK was awarded a contract to provide up to 450 MILLION hollow point bullets to the Department of Homeland Security over the next five years. What in the world is the DHS going to do with 450 million rounds? What possible event would ever require that much ammunition? If the United States was ever invaded, it would be the job of the U.S. military to defend the country, so that can’t be it. So what are all of those bullets for? Who does the Department of Homeland Security plan to be shooting at? According to the U.S. Census, there are only about 311 million people living in the entire country. So why does the Department of Homeland Security need 450 million rounds of ammunition? Either this is an incredible waste or there is something that the Department of Homeland Security is not telling us.
You could understand if the U.S. military was ordering ammunition in this quantity. When you fight wars you can go through ammunition very rapidly. But the Department of Homeland Security is only supposed to be shooting at people very rarely. It simply does not make sense that they would need so much ammunition.
America has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the entire world by a good margin. Congress and President Obama have declared war on Americans. The last time America was declared a military zone President Roosevelt authorized the internment of Americans with Executive Order 9066, issued February 19, 1942. Senator Graham has said that America is part of the battlefield, and as such, Americans can be captured, interrogated, and killed with no due process.
It should be obvious to anyone who can read the Constitution that indefinite detention without trial (just like assassination without trial — something else that Obama and his goons have no problem practicing and defending) is hideously and cruelly unconstitutional. It defecates upon both the words and the spirit of the document.
It is directly and completely in contravention to the Fifth Amendment:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
It is shameful that this law was proposed, it is shameful that any legislator would vote for it, and it is shameful that the President would sign it into law, albeit with a flimsy signing-statement claiming that he would not use the indefinite detention provision against American citizens. More shameful still is the fact that when this challenge was brought that the Obama administration tried to dismiss it on a technicality — they tried to make the case that because none of the plaintiffs were to be indefinitely detained that they could not challenge the law.
NDAA 2012 repeals the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th amendments to the Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land and declares our right to due process. No law shall supersede it. We have a right to our day in court with a jury of our peers.
Hard to believe but it's happened. What's more alarming is how quickly and smoothly it's been pulled off, without an apparent whimper of protest. Or so they've led us to believe. In reality there's been a huge outcry from several corners about the virtual annulment of the Bill of Rights. The media's so air tight we're not hearing a squeak. The outrageousness of this takeover is beyond comprehension. Mainstream America has virtually swallowed the ocean of sanitized lies and egregious omissions it's been dealt. The US is now officially part of the New World Order, by default. That's what's daunting. Any possibility of an uprising by the many is almost past.
It is now obvious that the NDAA was written not to deal with terrorists or potential terrorists. After all, if the government has evidence that an individual or group is planning to commit a terrorist attack then they do not need an indefinite detention provision; all they need is to arrest such individuals and prove beyond reasonable doubt before a jury of their peers that a crime has been committed. That is how justice works — if the evidence exists you can bring a successful prosecution. After all if they do not have the evidence to prove that a group or individual was planning to commit an act of terrorism then they have no business arresting them or charging them with any offense. Suspects — lest we forget — are innocent until proven guilty.
These new powers have nothing to with combatting terrorism. If the government has no evidence that can stand up in a court of law it has no business detaining anyone. No, this new power grab has an entirely different target — writers, investigative journalists, bloggers, philosophers, dissidents, human rights activists, libertarians, free-thinkers, tax protestors, critics of fractional-reserve banking, whistleblowers — this power grab is about shutting-up and frightening critics of the U.S. government and the Obama administration.
The real agenda of the TSA has absolutely nothing to do with airport security (TSA security is a joke) and everything to do with “prisoner training” the public. It’s all about humiliation and dehumanization. It’s about teaching the slave citizens that they are animals to be ordered around by a bunch of lawless government tyrants who only impersonate actual law enforcement officers TSA “officers” are not sworn officers in any way, and they have no law enforcement training.
We have clearly passed through the first “atmospheric” stage of approaching dictatorship, and have now entered the second — the open behavior of a dictatorship in the United States. It will never be announced on the evening news, and it is not likely to continue under an authoritarian leader in the mold of a Stalin, Hitler, or Mao. Likewise, it is not to say that Barack Obama is the first dictator of The United States, but rather is part of a continued expansion of executive power that is now so great that by all measures America can no longer be called a Land of the Free ruled by We the People. We stand no chance of reversing this forced march by false democracy until we understand where we are headed, who is leading us there, and for what purpose.
Attorney General Eric Holder, in attempting to justify the Obama administration’s policy of state-sponsored assassination, gave a speech explaining how the U.S. government can arbitrarily kill U.S. citizens on foreign soil, at Northwestern University law school in Chicago. He said that lethal force is legal under a Sept. 18, 2001, joint congressional resolution,” reports the Associated Press. The notion that the White House can target Americans for summary execution by merely claiming that they are associated with terrorism is chilling given the fact that Americans who engage in political activism or even banal behaviors have been characterized as potential terrorists by U.S. authorities.
The White House has asserted the right to carry out state-sponsored assassination anywhere in the world without having to provide any evidence or go through any legal process. The administration merely has to state that the target is a terrorist and it doesn’t matter whether they are an American citizen or not, as we saw in the case of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki and his son, who were both killed last year.
In December 2011, Obama administration lawyers reaffirmed their backing for state sponsored assassination, claiming that “U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets” and do not have the right to any legal protection against being marked for summary execution.
During a CBS 60 Minutes interview in January, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta revealed that Obama himself personally approves the policy to kill American citizens suspected of terrorism without trial on a case by case basis.
Five Washington state representatives have introduced legislation in an attempt to override provisions the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 that would allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial. Reps. Jason Overstreet, Matt Shea, Vincent Buys, Cary Condotta, and David Taylor introduced HB 2759, the Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act this week. The legislation slams a provision in the NDAA that allows the U.S. government and the military to “indefinitely detain United States citizens and lawful resident aliens captured within the United States of America without charge until the end of hostilities.” The bill puts forth the case that the NDAA is blatantly unconstitutional and legislates for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without due process. “By taking a stand, Washington can join those heroic state officials who stood up against federal power to protect black citizens in the waning years of slavery.” Michael Maharrey, Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center said. Several other states, including Virginia and Tennessee are also considering legislation to nullify the NDAA provision.
There is a conspiracy of silence about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Bill.” This treasonous violation of the rights of American citizens and all human beings on “Battlefield Earth” must be understood in the larger political and historical context of the American Deep State, which professor and author Peter Dale Scott says “refers to a parallel secret government, organized by the intelligence and security apparatus, financed by drugs, and engaging in illicit violence, to protect the status and interests of the military against threats from intellectuals, religious groups, and occasionally the constitutional government.” Although President Obama indicated in a signing statement attached to the bill that he would not use it to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial, it was the Obama administration itself which requested that the provision be worded so it would apply to US citizens.
The American Deep State has covertly created an indefinite detention regime in the United States based on acts of state terrorism and other forms of political violence such as assassinations. The false flag September 11 attacks in 2001 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 stand as the pivotal historical events in the bureaucratic formation of the American Deep State and its total takeover of the American constitutional republic. Seen from this perspective, the NDAA is all part of the plan. Its swift passage by the Senate and White House is a clear indication that the American Deep State is preparing for big events, even bigger than 9/11. Since it is a creature that feeds on drama and violence, it will produce greater drama and violence.
A basic reading of the current political and economic situation suggests that the American Deep State is in the process of triggering various domestic and foreign crises, such as a war against Iran and an economic collapse, in order to consolidate more power and control at the executive level. A full-frontal attack on Iran by the American Deep State and the Israeli Deep State would quickly develop into a global state of emergency, which will be used by the traitors in Washington to implement their global authoritarian agenda and exercise their unchecked power against awakened American citizens more openly.
Murder and mystery are in the DNA of the American Deep State. Since the death of JFK, it has silently suffocated the American Dream in the long night of amnesia, during which the American people were put in a state of deep sleep by the mind manipulators in the CIA and mainstream media. What has existed under the American Deep State is a psychic dictatorship. The real war is a psychic one. The real war is on consciousness. The psychic dictatorship is cracking. As a result, the American Deep State is forced to bring into being a military dictatorship in America, and that is where the indefinite detention bill comes into the bigger picture.
The manipulators of the public mind have been able to suppress public knowledge of its crimes by its Stalinist control of the mainstream media. But they are increasingly unable to twist the meaning of events and pass off political fiction as historical truth to the American people and the world because of the downfall of the global mainstream media and the rise of reality on the Internet. Unlike before, the majority of the American people are politically awake and profoundly distrustful of the federal government and the political leaders of both parties. Naturally, this crisis of confidence means that Washington’s political crisis is not far away. The political crisis in Washington can no longer be suppressed and kept hidden from the American people and the world.
The Internet is rapidly being transformed into a Big Brother control grid where privacy rights are being systematically strangled to death. The control freaks that run things have become absolutely obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and recording virtually everything that you do on the Internet. One thing that you can count on is that nothing you do on the Internet will ever be private again. In fact, if you are obsessed with privacy then the last place you want to be is on the Internet. Most Americans have absolutely no idea how far Internet surveillance has advanced in the past few years. At this point, it would be hard to imagine any place less private than the Internet. Do not ever put anything on the Internet that you would not want the authorities or your employer to hold you accountable for. Basically, the Internet is creating a permanent dossier on each one of us, and we contribute to this process by freely posting gigantic volumes of information about ourselves on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. The Internet is the greatest tool for mass communication that the world has perhaps ever seen, and it gives average citizens the ability to communicate with each other like never before, but there is also a downside to using the Internet. Everything that we do on the Internet is being watched, monitored and recorded and there is no longer any such thing as Internet privacy. If you think that you still have any privacy on the Internet, then you are either ignorant of what is going on or you are being delusional.
This information may save you or someone you love, a lot of greif and disappointment in the future. They don't teach this to you in school:
Mr. James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School and a former defense attorney, tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police.
An experienced police officer tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police.
#1 One California town is actually considering making it illegal to smoke in your own backyard.
#2 In Louisiana, a church was recently ordered to stop giving out water because it did not have a permit to do so.
#3 In the United States it is illegal to operate a train that does not have an "F" painted on the front. Apparently without that "F" we all might not know where the front of the train is.
#4 In many U.S. states is it now illegal to collect rain that falls from the sky on to your own property.
#5 In America today it is illegal to milk your cow and sell the milk to your neighbor. If you do this, there is a good chance that federal agents will raid your home at the crack of dawn.
#6 In Washington D.C. it is illegal not to recycle cat litter.
#7 It is illegal to give a tour of the monuments in Washington D.C. without a license.
#8 In the United States it is illegal to sell natural cures for cancer - even if they work.
#9 In the state of Massachusetts it is illegal to deface a milk carton.
#10 In the state of Alabama, bear wrestling is completely illegal.
#11 In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal to give alcoholic beverages to a moose.
#12 In Lake Elmo, Minnesota it is illegal to sell pumpkins or Christmas trees that are grown outside city limits.
#13 There is a federal law that makes it illegal to be "annoying" on the Internet.
#14 If you register with a false name on MySpace or Facebook you could potentially "spend five years in federal prison".
#15 In Hazelwood, Missouri it is illegal for little girls to sell girl scout cookies in the front yards of their own homes.
#16 All over the United States lemonade stands run by children are being shut down because they do not have the proper permits.
#17 In Florida, it is illegal to bring a plastic butter knife to school.
#18 In San Juan Capistrano, California it is illegal to hold a home Bible study without a "conditional use permit".
#19 In the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania it is illegal to make even a single dollar from a blog unless you buy a $300 business license.
Sadly, this list of crazy laws and ridiculous regulations could be thousands long. We are a nation run by a bunch of control freaks that do not care about our liberties and our freedoms.
Clergy Response Teams are being trained by the federal government to "quell dissent" and pacify citizens to obey the government in the event of a declaration of martial law. There is a nationwide FEMA program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation for the implementation of martial law, property and firearm seizures, mass vaccination programs and forced relocation.
The first directive was for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13, the often taken out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians into supporting him, in order to teach them to "obey the government" when martial law is declared. It was stressed that the Pastors needed to preach subservience to the authorities ahead of time in preparation for the round-ups and to make it clear to the congregation that "this is for their own good." Pastors were told that they would be backed up by law enforcement in controlling uncooperative individuals and that they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.
Phony Christian leaders are brainwashing their congregations to accept the premise that the totalitarian police state is "of the Lord" and that they should get on their knees and lick jackboots while the round-ups take place as citizens are processed into quarantine zones and detention camps by the National Guard and U.S. troops returning from Iraq.
The worldwide military expenditures for 2011 sum up as much as $2,157,172,000,000 (over $2,15 trillion). The human mind cannot really grasp such a large amount of money. USA alone spent the record sum of $741.2 billion in 2011 for waging wars and producing new weapons, while in 2010, the US military expenditures reached $683.7 billion. The US defense budget for 2012 will exceed $1 trillion and is expected to reach as high as $1,415 trillion!!! In January 2012, President Obama promised that USA's defense budget will grow slowly but steadily in the following 10 years.
Paid liars infest Western media. Managed news misinformation creates enemies. Fear is stoked. War is cheerled, glorified, and sanitized to suppress truths too grim to report. Reasons for war aren't explained. Fake ones are invented. Public opinion is manipulated to support what should be condemned. Wars beget more of them. America wages permanent ones. It's longstanding official policy. Where it ends, who knows. Washington's new targets are Syria and Iran. Destroying both countries and remaking them in America's image is planned. Media scoundrels turn a blind eye. Imperial dominance alone matters. Daily articles, commentaries and editorials promote Washington's agenda. Willing co-conspirators invent reality. Media scoundrels fell from grace long ago. Conflicts of interest proliferate. Administration and Pentagon handouts substitute for journalism. Reporters and commentators comprise a virtual Noah's Ark of scam artists. Savvy readers ignore them. Maybe some day everyone will and tune out propaganda TV.
Washington, other Western nations, and Israel know Iran has no nuclear weapons program. Its leaders publicly renounce them and call for a nuclear-free Middle East. Israel alone in the region has them. It has delivery systems with long-range capability. It publicly said it'll use all its weapons if threatened. Pointing fingers the wrong way diverts attention from the real Middle East threat. A new dark age arrived. Global war threatens. Police state harshness targets non-believers. Bad as things are now, imagine what's coming if not challenged and stopped.
Media scoundrels deserve prosecution and imprisonment. They're willing co-conspirators. Their hands are blood-drenched like officials responsible for criminal policies.
Dr. Ron Paul has been unwavering for decades in his message to end all foreign wars the United States gets involved with. He is the highest ranking US official that wants to bring all of our troops home and close hundreds of pointless US military bases around the world that serve only to extend an imperial presence. This alone justifies recognition. Dr. Paul represents millions of Americans who want peace. Ron Paul supporters don't believe in the mainstream rationale that these wars are for a good reason. They are awake to peace. Dr. Paul is responsible for waking more people up than anyone else in recent history. The power of Dr. Paul's movement for peace and liberty has flourished despite the hostility emanating from the US mainstream media and widespread political cronyism. The power of Dr. Paul and his movement should be recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize.
A vote for Obama will bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away. A vote for Romney, however, will also bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will also continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away.
Because the White House is but a public relations front for the corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London. A change of residence at the White House is no different than, British Petroleum replacing its spokesman to superficially placate public opinion when in reality the exact same board of directors, overall agenda, and objectives remain firmly in place. Public perception then is managed by, not the primary motivation of, corporate-financier interests.
It is the absolute folly to believe that multi-billion dollar corporate-financier interests would subject their collective fate to the whims of the ignorant, uninformed, and essentially powerless voting masses every four years. Instead, what plays out every four years is theater designed to give the general public the illusion that they have some means of addressing their grievances without actually ever changing the prevailing balance of power in any meaningful way.
The foreign policy of both Obama and Romney is written by the exact same corporate-financier funded think-tanks that have written the script for America’s destiny for the last several decades.
While the corporate media focuses on non-issues, and political pundits accentuate petty political rivalries between the “left” and the “right,” a look deeper into presidential cabinets and the authors of domestic and foreign policy reveals just how accurate the equation of “Bush = Obama = Romney” is.
George Bush’s cabinet consisted of representatives from FedEx, Boeing, the Council on Foreign Relations, big-oil’s Belfer Center at Harvard, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Circuit City, Verizon, Cerberus Capital Management, Goldman Sachs, and the RAND Corporation, among many others.
An intensive investigation has revealed the identity of the man whose Social Security number (SSN) is being used by President Obama: Jean Paul Ludwig, who was born in France in 1890, immigrated to the United States in 1924, and was assigned SSN 042-68-4425 (Obama's current SSN) on or about March 1977.
Ludwig lived most of his adult life in Connecticut. Because of that, his SSN begins with the digits 042, which are among only a select few reserved for Connecticut residents. Obama never lived or worked in that state! Therefore, there is no reason on earth for his SSN to start with the digits 042. None whatsoever!
Now comes the best part! Ludwig spent the final months of his life in Hawaii, where he died.
Conveniently, Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, worked part-time in the Probate Office in the Honolulu Hawaii Courthouse, and therefore had access to the SSNs of deceased individuals.
The Social Security Administration was never informed of Ludwig's death, and because he never received Social Security benefits there were no benefits to stop and therefore, no questions were ever raised.
The suspicion, of course, is that Dunham, knowing her grandson was not a U.S. Citizen, either because he was born in Kenya or became a citizen of Indonesia upon his adoption by Lolo Soetoro simply scoured the probate records until she found someone who died who was not receiving Social Security benefits, and selected Mr. Ludwig's Connecticut SSN for Obama.
Just wait until Trump gets past the birth certificate and onto the issue of Barry O's use of a stolen SSN. You will see leftist heads exploding, because they will have no way of defending Obama.
Although many Americans do not understand the meaning of the term "natural born" there are few who do not understand that if you are using someone else's SSN it is a clear indication of fraud.
1. Back in 1961 people of color were called Negroes. So how can the Obama 'birth certificate' state he is African-American when the term wasn't even used at that time?
2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's birth as August 4, 1961. It also lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born in Kenya, East Africa. This wouldn't seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama's birth, and 27 years after his father's birth. How could Obama's father have been born in a country that did not yet exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the British East Africa Protectorate.
3. On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is "Kapi'olani Maternity Gynecological Hospital." This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "KauiKeolani Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home," respectively. The name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961, if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?
Why hasn't this been discussed in the major media?????
Barack Hussein Obama is a self-created myth, polished further by David Axelrod and a compliant media. He is a chameleon who takes on whatever shape and form best suits his purposes and goals. There is little substance behind the façade other than an Elmer Gantry style of politics. He is completely malleable into whatever form and shape best serves his personal interests. Little was known about Obama when he entered the primary campaign. Obama entered office as little more than a complex Rorschach blot. Much of his past had been hidden. What was known had been carefully scrubbed and scripted. His campaign avoided specifics. His speeches sounded great but contained no substance. Nothing defined him except what observers chose to imagine. He was a master in allowing you to believe whatever was most important to you. His greatest asset was his “unknownness.” As a blank slate, voters imagined whatever they wanted in the next president. They were aided by a clever marketing campaign which emphasized his uniqueness.
As a political “newbie” and the first serious African-American candidate, he played well. He was an outsider who would clean up Washington. For many he was the great healer who would bring unity to Republicans and Democrats, blacks and whites and America and its enemies. His “Kumbayah”campaign was hailed by the media, and a large naive segment of the electorate believed it. Barack Obama was a fluke, an unlikely candidate with no demonstrated experience in anything other than reading a teleprompter and sounding good. He was pushed to his party’s nomination as a result of the media. His election was a quirk, rather than something deserved.
Obama’s 825 billion dollar stimulus failed to keep unemployment below 8 percent as Obama promised. Since President Obama’s stimulus passed, America has lost 1.1 million jobs. If you count people who have become discouraged and are no longer seeking jobs, some economists believe that real unemployment rate is above twenty percent. Obama called his health care package one of his major accomplishments. His Obamacare legislation, despite all the State propaganda supporting it, remains unpopular and is viewed by more than half the country as unconstitutional. Recent hearings in front of the Supreme Court were embarrassing to the Administration. The legislation is wildly over budget and threatens to accelerate the bankruptcy of the nation.
Three years ago President Obama promised that by the end of the decade, America would have five million green jobs, but so far, some $90 billion in government spending has delivered very few. Obama pledged to cut the deficit in half. Even if every part of Obama’s deficit reduction proposal was enacted, the deficit at the end of his first term would still be $1.33 trillion, more than twice what he promised.
Barack Obama is fighting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Libya, and now wants to invade Iran and Syria. He is spending more on the US military than any previous president. If he serves for eight years as president, he will spend over $8 trillion on defense, including the hidden costs of the war economy. Fifty per cent of all US tax dollars is spent on the US military. The United States spends more on the military than the next 12 nations combined.
Upon his election, President Obama foolishly sent more troops to Afghanistan and renewed the intensity of that war, now in its eleventh year, to no successful effect. These two wars have been expensive. According to estimates, when all costs are counted the Iraq invasion cost US taxpayers $3 trillion dollars. Ditto for the Afghan war. In other words, the two gratuitous wars doubled the US public debt. This is the reason there is no money for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, the environment, and the social safety net.
Americans got nothing out of the wars, but as the war debt will never be paid off, US citizens and their descendants will have to pay interest on $6,000 billion of war debt in perpetuity. Not content with these wars, the Bush/Obama regime is conducting military operations in violation of international law in Pakistan, Yemen, and Africa, organized the overthrow by armed conflict of the government in Libya, is currently working to overthrow the government of Syria, and continues to marshall military forces against Iran.
USA alone spent the record sum of $741,2 billion in 2011 for waging wars and producing new weapons, while in 2010, the US military expenditures reached $683.7 billion. The US defense budget for 2012 will exceed $1 trillion and is expected to reach as high as $1,415 trillion!!! In January 2012, Obama promised that USA's defense budget will grow slowly but steadily in the following 10 years.
A record crowd turned out for Barack Obama’s inauguration, Washington had the largest number of security people ever assembled in the nation’s capital. The U.S. Secret Service oversaw a security force of more than 40,000 people, including 7,500 active duty soldiers, 10,000 National Guard troops and 25,000 law-enforcement officers. That surpasses the 31,000 troops serving in Afghanistan.
Warmongers who want war with Iran are very persistent. The flow of pro-war sentiments and arguments in recent weeks, here and in Israel, is similar to the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rice-Powell lying propaganda campaign leading up to the unprovoked U.S. attack on Iraq. This flow is heavy and is designed to create public support for a war of aggression on Iran.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening white house parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Quran tells us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
First President to violate the War Powers Act. .
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third-party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America's ability to put a man in space.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple global 'apology tours'.
First President to take a 17 day vacation.
O-bomb-a -- Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Defending Opium Poppies for CIA Import to the Streets of America
The military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan was a test run for what’s coming: The Military Occupation of America. The New York Times reports that President Obama has created an official "kill list" that he uses to personally order the assassination of American citizens.
The drones, the battle-tested troops, the high-tech gadgets, the trigger-happy mercenaries, will all be used against the American people. Farms, houses, families, dreams, will all be destroyed. The ruling financial raiders will take no prisoners alive. The banksters in Washington and London have pillaged America for a century and brainwashed its outstanding military to pillage and burn the rest of the world. Now the time has come to burn America down. They want America to be consumed by the fires of hell. And the banksters plan on using the same military to burn down America that burned down Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and many other nations that opposed the diseased and satanic Western banksters. All those nations were sacrificed and conquered by the banksters on their hidden road to world government. In this decade, America has to be sacrificed for their kleptocratic world government to finally rise from the shadows of history.
The grand conspiracy to destroy America can no longer be dismissed and ridiculed as a conspiracy theory thought up by paranoid freaks. Time has proved the “conspiracy theorists” and “truthers” right. The global psychopathic banksters and their political mercenaries in Washington are making it clear to all who can see that they want America to collapse and die. If they have their way the American people will be militarily occupied, fired upon by brainwashed thugs, illegally imprisoned, tortured, harassed at checkpoints, raided at gunpoint, humiliated, stripped of their freedom and dignity, and massacred.
The way that the U.S. government treats military veterans is absolutely disgraceful. Men and women that have given everything for this nation are literally being treated like human garbage by their own government. After watching how vets are treated, it is absolutely amazing that anyone is still volunteering to be a part of the military. We pay those in the military like crap, we keep sending our best soldiers back to Afghanistan and Iraq again and again, we don't equip them properly, military suicides are at a record pace, hundreds of thousands of applications for veteran benefits are hopelessly backlogged, homelessness and unemployment among vets is much higher than for the general population, the condition of most VA hospitals is an absolute disgrace, and to top everything off now the Obama administration has started labeling military veterans as "potential terrorists". What you are about to read should make you very angry. The abuse, neglect and outright disrespect that military vets receive from their own government is absolutely shocking. We owe these men and women a great debt for the service that they have performed for our nation, but instead the federal government kicks them to the curb and treats them with no honor whatsoever. The way a nation treats military vets says a lot about the character of that nation, and right now the way that America treats veterans says that we have the character of a steaming pile of manure.
The U.S. military just keeps sending young men and women back to Iraq and Afghanistan over and over again without any regard for what the consequences might be. If you can believe it, an astounding 20 percent of all active duty soldiers in the U.S. Army are on at least their third tour of duty. Many others have done four tours of duty or more.
The fact that many of our soldiers are spending way too much time in active war zones is a big reason why military suicides are at a record pace so far in 2012. The stress of combat duty builds up over time. The physical, mental and emotional fatigue that comes with serving in combat is immense. Many soldiers see their marriages end, and others are left with severe physical and mental disabilities.
At some point many serving in the military cannot take it anymore and they commit suicide. During the month of July, 2012, there were 56 suicides in the U.S. military in just 31 days. That is absolutely disgraceful, but very little is being done about the underlying causes of these suicides.
Many U.S. soldiers return home from war only to find that they are being billed by their own government. One soldier even discovered that he was going to have to pay a 21 dollar shipping fee to get his Purple Heart.
You would think that soldiers returning from war should quickly and easily be able to apply for the veteran benefits that they are owed. Unfortunately, the complete opposite is the case. Applying for veteran benefits is extremely complicated, and VA employees are actually paid bonuses for denying claims. Even if you do fill out your paperwork correctly, at best you are going to be waiting many months to find out if your claim is approved or not. Many veterans feel that they would be better off sending their documents into a black hole than sending them to the VA. The level of negligence at some VA offices is absolutely shocking. The truth is that thousands upon thousands of vets that legitimately should be getting benefits are having their claims denied.
What in the world is wrong with us? How can we treat our vets this way?
The unemployment rate for veterans is much higher than the overall rate of unemployment, and military veterans are losing their homes at a much faster rate than the general population as well. A shockingly high percentage of military families have been losing their homes since 2008.
The U.S. government does not prepare our vets to come back and reintegrate into society. They just kind of kick them to the curb and hope that they can find jobs. Sadly, homeless vets will be sleeping the streets of every major U.S. city tonight.
When wounded soldiers come home from the battlefield the U.S. government has a responsibility to take care of them properly. Unfortunately, the truth is that many facilities for veterans are absolute hellholes. How in the world can we do this to our vets? Today, it takes military vets an average of seven months to get an appointment at a VA facility. They are not getting the care that they need, and it would be a tremendous understatement to say that the condition of many VA facilities is absolutely horrendous.
*Bathrooms filthy with human excrement
*Dirty linens from some patients mixed in with clean supplies
*Examining tables that have dried blood and medications still on them
*Broken down equipment used to sterilize surgical instruments
*Some patients are forced to beg for food and water
*Veterans are neglected so badly that they develop horrific bedsores and dangerous infections
This is the kind of thing you would expect in a third world country, not the United States of America.
The federal government does not seem to have much respect for veterans at the end of their lives either. You would think that vets should be able to have the funeral services of their own choosing, but in some areas of the country the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been caught banning the words "God" and "Jesus" during funeral services for veterans. Perhaps instead of spending their time poking their noses into funeral services they should spend their time processing some of those backlogged claims for veteran benefits. And the "end of life counseling" that many veterans are receiving is extremely disrespectful as well.
On top of everything else, the Department of Homeland Security has labeled military veterans as potential terrorists. Now we are actually starting to see military veterans rounded up and shipped off to mental institutions for "evaluation" if they express views that the government does not like. Once a military vet is determined to be "mentally ill", he or she can be rounded up by the authorities at any time. And many vets are being labeled as mentally ill these days. In fact, one study discovered that approximately one-third of all military veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq were officially determined to be mentally ill.
It is very dangerous to be a military veteran these days. So why should anyone volunteer to be in the military at this point? It has become abundantly clear that the federal government is not on the side of veterans. The federal government wants lots of warm bodies to throw into battle, but when those bodies get broken, the government is not there to pick up the pieces. How we treat our veterans is a national disgrace.
Wake up America!
The reason Iran-Contra happened, is because no one did anything substantial about Watergate. And the reason Watergate happened is because there were no consequences from the Bay of Pigs. They’re all the same operatives—the foot soldiers at the Bay of Pigs, the plumbers that got busted at Watergate, the gunrunners in Iran-Contra—all the same people, same faces. Now it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the connection here: A secret government beyond the control of the people and accountable to no one. And the closer we are to discovering the connection, the more Congress turns a blind eye to it. “We can’t talk about that in open session,” they say. “National security reasons.” The truth lies dormant in their laps and they stay blind out of choice. A conspiracy of silence.
Twenty years later amidst the vast outsourcing of intelligence and military operations many more events may arguably be added to such a shadow government’s achievements—the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Oklahoma City Murrah Federal Building bombing, the September 11 terror attacks, the non-existent weapons of mass destruction prompting the occupation of Iraq, the July 7, 2005 London tube bombings, the shoe and underwear "bombings"—all of which have contributed to the official justification of imperial wars abroad and an ever-expanding police state at home.
Lacking meaningful contexts with which to understand such events in their totality, the general public is incapable of recognizing the road it is being forced down. The most recent set of events that give pause are the horrific, military-style shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Oak Creek, Wisconsin that authorities maintain were carried out by "lone wolf" gunmen.
A potential backdrop and precursor to the Colorado and Wisconsin events is the oft-forgotten Operation Gladio, a campaign involving US and British intelligence-backed paramilitaries anonymously carrying out mass shootings and bombings of civilian targets throughout Europe. Hundreds of such attacks took place between the late 1960s and early 1980s by “stay behind armies” of right wing and fascist saboteurs in an overall effort to terrorize populations, deploy a “strategy of tension,” and thereby maintain a centrist political status quo. In the uncertain environment the petrified citizenry pled for stepped-up security and stood poised to part with personal freedoms. At the same time the maneuver allowed for political adversaries—in Gladio's time socialist and communist groups—to be blamed for the attacks and thereby demonized in the public mind.
The string of still unresolved US political assassinations throughout the 1960s suggest how such practices were not restricted to foreign countries. Nor were they solely the terrain of intelligence agencies. Along lines similar to Gladio, in the early 1960s the US Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed Operation Northwoods, where terrorist attacks would be initiated against US civilians in American cities and the violence blamed on Cuban combatants to justify war against the island nation. The Kennedy administration rejected the proposal. While Northwoods exhibited the capacity for government to conceive and propose such plans, Gladio was demonstrably carried out against Western civilian populations in multiple locations over many years.
Consideration of Gladio and Northwoods might be dismissed were it not for early eyewitness accounts following the Colorado and Wisconsin shootings contending how there were multiple killers present at each incident—testimonies contradicting official government narratives that have accordingly been suppressed in the public mind. The tactics that created the Gladio are still in place and continue to be used today. They are standard operating procedure. The American public is systematically misinformed and easily distracted. And in times of crisis, especially, that very public is tacitly distracted, looking to political authorities and experts offering a solution to the carefully constructed “problem” that the major media imposed on the mass psyche. Only four articles discussing Gladio ever appeared in US publications—three in the New York Times and one brief mention in the Tampa Bay Times. Barring a 2009 BBC documentary, no network or cable news broadcasts have ever referenced the maneuver. Almost all of the articles related to Gladio appeared in 1990 when Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti publicly admitted Italy’s participation in the process. The New York Times downplayed any US involvement, misleadingly calling Gladio “an Italian creation” in a story buried on page A16.
Gladio's successful concealment for so many years demonstrates how mass atrocities can be carried out by a shadow network with complete impunity. Most incidents from the Gladio period remain unsolved by authorities. In the US, however, a plausible narrative appears to be required for public consumption. For example, just a few hours after the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials swept in and wrested the case from Oak Creek authorities by classifying it as an act of "domestic terrorism." Less than twenty four hours later, one of the federal government's foremost de facto propaganda and intelligence-gathering arms—the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)—developed a storyline that was unquestioningly lapped up by major news media.
Like the Aurora Colorado storyline of a crazed shooter who expertly booby-trapped his apartment with exotic explosives, such appealingly sensationalistic narratives serve to sideline the countervailing testimonies of eyewitnesses, and are difficult to contest or dislodge once they are driven home by would-be experts through almost every major news outlet. A similar scenario played out in the wake of the Oklahoma City federal building bombing when the ATF, FBI and SPLC together constructed the dominant frame of Timothy McVeigh as the lone bomber, an account that likewise diverged with the local authorities’ initial findings, early news reports of unexploded ordinance and a mysterious accomplice of McVeigh, and the overall conclusions of the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Committee’s Final Report. The narrative nevertheless served to maintain the political status quo while securing the Clinton administration's second term in office. To this day most Americans believe McVeigh was solely responsible for the bombing despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. For its time Raplin’s prognosis was an accurate description of America's cascading socio-political nightmare. Elected officials abdicate their responsibility of oversight for personal gain and thus perpetuate a conspiracy of silence.
Most members of the mainstream news media consider the investigation into the Oklahoma City Bombing closed and have, for the most part, stopped writing about it. But the final chapter about the bombing is yet to be written.
A body of compelling evidence proves that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols did not act alone. The F.B.I. finally released 20 secret, long-held security camera tapes of the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, after a Freedom of Information Act request from Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue. The disturbing, soundless images don't show the actual bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, on 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, but do provide images of the chaos, minutes after the bombing, captured from security tapes of nearby buildings. Long-secret security tapes showing the chaos immediately after the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building are blank in the minutes before the blast and appear to have been edited, an attorney who obtained the recordings said Sunday [9/27/2009]. A journalist who has uncovered evidence of al-Qaeda involvement in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 has been threatened with a lawsuit by powerful U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Government officials blamed the crash of TWA Flight 800, which killed 230 people, on a mysterious mechanical malfunction, while the Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168, was quickly labeled the work of domestic "right-wing" terrorists. Accuracy in Media has long maintained that Clinton Administration officials concealed the truth about both incidents.
A two-year congressional inquiry into the Oklahoma City bombing concludes that the FBI failed to fully investigate information suggesting other suspects may have helped Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, allowing questions to linger more than a decade after the deadly attack, a congressional inquiry concluded. The OKC bombing was a failed federal sting operation that was, and still is, being covered up by federal officials and bureaucrats. There were eight federal agents who died in the building. Officials had prior warnings from domestic and Islamic terror groups and foreign governments including West Germany and Israel. But the officials also had their own prior warnings because of intelligence they had gathered from informants and provocateurs that U.S. government agencies had planted within the groups responsible for carrying out the OKC bombing. The government officials and agents involved are criminally and civilly liable because they did not have adequate fail-safes built in to warn the public or preempt the OKC bombing if things got out of control.
The US attorneys office in New York that prosecuted the 1993 WTC bombing case said that on the lists of conspirators prepared by US attorney Andrew McCarthy for the 1993 WTC bombing, there are many of the same men also who are prime suspects in the OKC bombing, namely, Samir Khalil and his brother Akmed Yousef, Ali Mohammad, Menepta, Anis and Asad Siddiqy, and Mohammed Chafti.
In the decade that followed the 9/11 attacks, Washington's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan were aimed at ridding the world of terror. Ten years later, do people feel any safer? The 10th anniversary of the deadly September 11 attacks – currently being commemorated in the US with shared moments of remembrance, memorial services, exhibitions and evenings of music and poetry – evokes a storm of feelings not only in US, but thousands of miles away from Ground Zero and American shores.
In recent years the global war on terror – that merciless “guillotine of the post-industrial world” has chopped off thousands of innocent heads, out of which probably only one in a hundred was the head of a real terrorist or sympathizer – be it Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan. Guantanamo, Abu-Ghraib and CIA secret prisons in Europe with water-boarding and other sophisticated torture techniques showed where wishful thinking can bring the world. Meantime, the global War on Terror after September11 – which complicated the daily lives of millions, starting from the most innocuous things, like long and sometimes humiliating airport security checks and ordeals in obtaining visas to wiretapping and secret services jeopardizing personal freedoms – has turned into chasing shadows.
At the very start there was a belief that to defeat global terror the world community had to come to Afghanistan, topple the Taliban regime and hunt Osama Bin Laden in the mountains and caves of Tora Bora. Then, two years later, we were all told that it is Iraq which has to be cleansed to make the world safer, as Iraq’s then-leader Saddam Hussein could eventually have shared his weapons of mass destruction with presumed international terrorists. The Taliban regime was toppled, along with the regime of Saddam Hussein. Then came CIA drone attacks on Pakistani territory, while the US and NATO-led operation in Afghanistan got other momentum. Another big war in Iran, while looming heavily, was luckily avoided, but how many loud statements were made, how many “confidential reports” unveiled, calling to prevent the spread of international terrorism by attacking Iran?
The war on terror will go down in history as the ultimate pretext for whatever the United States government wants to do. We see Guantanamo still open, the occupation forces in Iraq are being continued under Obama, the number of American troops doubled and tripled in Afghanistan, there is a war in Libya and thousands have died because of the increasing attacks in Pakistan. What we see now is an institutionalization of everything that started before 9/11 but accelerated – the tendency towards militarism, war, occupation, intervention, tortures, blackhole prisons. All of these have become institutionalized, in spite of whoever is at the White House and it doesn’t matter now if it is a Democrat or a Republican.
An underreported toll of 9/11 are the poor souls of those who marched off to defend the Republic, only to find that they've been fighting, and killing, and watching friends all around them lose life and limb over lies and empire. That kind of awakening can crush the human spirit.
Rumsfeld and others told us stories, lies, and made-up nightmare scenarios to justify their wars, then those who marched off to war found themselves escorting Taliban commanders off to Pakistan, guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan, strafing civilians in Iraq, etc. Imagine the toll that must have on the human spirit. Imagine signing up to fight for Freedom and Justice, and then discovering the truth. It's hard to conceive what these men and woman are going through. Most of them are stressed out due to repeated deployment and lack of support when they do come home from war.
Soldiers who are sent to war are more prone to high-risk behavior, a factor that army leaders seem to take for granted. Soldiers are often given a very short time to prepare for their next deployment not giving them the chance to take a breather from the previous period that they were in a war. Suicide and drug use have been steadily increasing among the ranks, a problem perceived to be a lot more dangerous than the enemies that they face in war.
The suicide rate among soldiers has been steadily increasing since 2004 and in 2008, it was way higher among soldiers than among civilians. Prescription drugs use also tripled in the last five years, with amphetamine drug use doubling from 2006 to 2009. This translates to one third of the total soldier population on at least one prescription drug and that 14% have been taking strong painkillers.
The use of drugs among soldiers is rising. Official Ministry of Defense statistics indicate that the use of cocaine among service personnel has tripled since the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2003. In total, more than 1,500 have tested positive since the start of 2006 in the MoD's random drugs testing programme - 80% of them for class A drugs.
In 2006 alone, 769 members of the Army tested positive compared to 518 in 2003 - a 48% increase. Cocaine accounted for more than half the failed tests - 423 - far ahead of cannabis (221) and ecstasy (95).
If you still believe that terrorists with box cutters carried out 9/11, then watch the following presentations:
U.S. states have the legal right to secede from the union. U.S. courts have proven time and time again that they will incorrectly interpret the U.S. Constitution in order to protect the government's destructive illegal actions while selectively ignoring provisions that protect American's rights. The U.S. is addicted to waging illegal wars against countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and soon to be Syria. The U.S. is also addicted to money printing, in large part to pay for its illegal wars. These dangerous addictions are unconstitutional, because the U.S. Constitution said wars must be approved by Congress and only gold and silver shall be used as legal tender. The act of secession is a very powerful tool that should only be used during times in which the Federal Government's actions threaten the freedom and liberty of the citizens they swore to protect. Secession is legal and constitutional because without it there is nothing to keep the Federal Government in check and force them to rein in out of control deficit spending that threatens our very existence as a sovereign nation.
You may not believe it, but you're likely a terror suspect in America's new paradigm of the Land of the Fear. The government is casting a wide net over its citizens in its search for potential threats. Now, you don't need to actually commit a crime to be hauled away to a detention center and held without charges while you are tortured; you just need to appear suspicious by sympathizing with anti-government views to be labeled a domestic terrorist. The ACLU reports that a person is a domestic terrorist if they engage in any "act dangerous to human life" that "appears to be intended to (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping." Although recent White House action plans claim to be targeting "violent extremism in all its forms," the government itself is clearly guilty of countless "acts dangerous to human life intended to coerce the civilian population, to influence the policy, and to affect the conduct of a government."
If you sympathize with those who are angry about bank bailouts on the backs of taxpayers, you're likely a terrorist in the eyes of the State. The United Kingdom has officially labeled "Occupy" demonstrators as domestic terrorists. The U.S. hasn't gone quite that far, but the violent Police State did spy them in search of "domestic terrorists." Watch out, you may be a terror suspect if you sympathize with the 99%. According te DHS, if you're texting while sitting in a public park, but trying to keep it concealed from people who pass by, you should be reported for suspicious terrorist activity. In the U.S., if you don't agree with the violence and coercion America commits, then you're an anti-American terrorist sympathizer, as evidenced by peace organizations being added to terror watch lists. Obama's Information Czar, Cass Sunstein, has identified those who hold conspiracy theories as targets for online "cognitive infiltration." Do you question the motives for war? Question the motives of the private Federal Reserve bank? Question any government policies? Chance are you already have been marked as a suspect.
Despite the fact that the Federal Reserve paper note (a.k.a the dollar) is only sustained by faith, you could now be a suspected terrorist if you would like to preserve your wealth with something that holds real value like precious metals. The bonus round for being registered as a potential terrorist is owning guns and ammo. If you disagree with the American government colluding with international banks to rob you blind AND you've armed yourself? This also why returning veterans have also been labeled potential terrorists --they have guns, know how to use them, and may be angry about the lies that sent them to war.
The Department of Justice and FBI considers you a terrorist threat if you have more than 7 days of food stored. And recently, Federal agents went to food storage facilities demanding customers lists, while citizens were harassed by the government with door-to-door "assessments" of their preparedness. Also if someone is missing a finger or has burn marks, they're more likely to be a terror suspect. If you're buying night-vision devices including flashlights, you should be considered a terror suspect.Watch out if you want to pay with cash for hotel rooms.
A 2009 law enforcement report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) labeled Ron Paul supporters, Libertarians, and people sharing movies about the Federal Reserve as "domestic terrorists." When supporters of a political candidate who stands for peace and freedom become terror suspects, America is in big trouble. Obama's Information Czar, Cass Sunstein, has identified those who hold conspiracy theories as targets for online "cognitive infiltration." Do you question the motives for war? Question the motives of the private Federal Reserve bank? Question any government policies? Chance are you already have been marked as a suspect. As it has now been revealed, US Attorney General Eric Holder's Fast and Furious scandal was done with a premeditated strategy to vilify the Second Amendment to the nation's Constitution. Wait -- actively planning to undermine the founding document of the country and plot criminal activity against citizens to spread fear and increase political power is a conspiracy and should be considered under the definition of terrorism. It's only a theory if there's no evidence to prove it.
FEMA Camps in US
America and the world is being held hostage by criminal banksters on Wall Street and psychopathic state terrorists in Washington and Israel so anything can happen. Remember Waco. Remember 9/11. Americans mean nothing to the globalist traitors in Washington. Another false flag terrorist attack in America is a given. The maniacs in charge of Washington will sacrifice and destroy the people of all lands and all cultures. The illegal and illegitimate war on terror will be increasingly fought on American soil, where it originally began on September 11, 2001, when the shadow terrorists in the CIA and Mossad killed three thousand Americans in cold blood. The shadow terrorists in the CIA and Mossad are not only waging war against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, and Pakistan, they are also waging war against America and Western freedom.
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.
The indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA are too vague and aren’t specific enough to permit a person to know whether he has violated the law. The vagueness of critical terms in the NDAA could enable the federal government to interpret the law in a way that authorizes them to label journalists and political activists who interview or support outspoken critics of the Obama administration’s policies as “covered persons” who have given “substantial support” to terrorists or other “associated groups.” Even the probability of such a scenario has a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of the press in violation of the First Amendment. It is precisely the existence of these “nebulous terms” — terms that are critical to the interpretation and execution of the immense authority granted to the President by the NDAA — that could allow the government to classify someone as an enemy combatant and then send them away to a military detainment center without access to an attorney or habeas corpus relief.
It is the responsibility of our judicial system to protect the public from acts of Congress which infringe upon constitutional rights. The president has declared that to indefinitely detain American citizens without a trial on the charges laid against them “would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.” Ironically, the signing statement in which President Obama gave these assurances is itself violative of the Constitution and the separation of powers established therein, and only demonstrates his proclivity for ignoring constitutional restraints on the exercise of power once those powers have been placed (albeit illegally) by a complicit Congress at his disposal.
"Free government is founded in jealousy, not confidence. It is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind those we are obliged to trust with power…. In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." -- author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson
“The language which precluded the application of Section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved…and the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section,” said Levin, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee. “It was the administration that asked us to remove the very language which we had in the bill which passed the committee…we removed it at the request of the administration,” said Levine, emphasizing, “It was the administration which asked us to remove the very language the absence of which is now objected to.”
Section 1031 of the NDAA bill, which itself defines the entirety of the United States as a “battlefield,” allows American citizens to be snatched from the streets, carted off to a foreign detention camp and held indefinitely without trial. The bill states that “any person who has committed a belligerent act” faces indefinite detention, but no trial or evidence has to be presented, the White House merely needs to make the accusation. An amendment introduced by Democratic Senator Feinstein, described as “cleverly worded nonsense” by Congressman Justin Amash, does not protect Americans from being subject to the provision.
Under Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the Constitution, the National Guard – considered a state militia – is authorized to “execute the laws of the Union and suppress Insurrections and repel Invasion.” The Constitution says nothing about dispatching the military to fight domestic crime, a task usually undertaken by local law enforcement. Since the National Defense Act (or Militia Act) of 1903, the federal government has worked to absorb the National Guard and take control of it away from the states. In 2007, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act moved to remove state governors as sole commanders in chief of their state’s National Guard during emergencies within the state. On December 18, presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed recently by the House and now under consideration in the Senate will be used by the government to implement martial law. The bill would allow the military to detain Americans and prevent them from exercising their right to due process under the Sixth Amendment.
Deploying federally controlled troops in post-Katrina New Orleans is another attempt to circumvent Posse Comitatus and acclimate citizens to the presence of armed troops on the streets. In August of 2005, New Orleans served as a beta test for FEMA command and control over state and local jurisdiction and autonomy. It was also used for gun confiscation. FEMA,is primarily concerned with “civil disturbance” and martial law, not disaster relief. “This should be the biggest news going right now,” Ron Paul told Alex Jones as the House prepared to pass the NDAA bill. “It is literally legalizing martial law.” He pointed out that the NDAA’s violations of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are remarkably not even discussed in the GOP presidential “debates” conducted by the establishment media.
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 strictly forbids federal troops from being deployed on American soil for the purpose of law enforcement. The one exception is provided by the Insurrection Act of 1807, which lets the president use the military only for the purpose of preventing rebellions. This is not the case in New Orleans. With the passage of the NDAA, the federal government will likely use the National Guard in any effort to round-up and intern U.S. citizens. The federal government nullified this important firewall when it equated natural disaster – and epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident – with insurrection. It did this by modifying the Insurrection Act – not by constitutional amendment, but by passing legislation that violates the original intent of Article I, Section 8, Clause 15. State governors were outraged and sent a letter to Congress protesting the “dramatic expansion of federal authority during natural disasters that could cause confusion in the command-and-control of the National Guard and interfere with states’ ability to respond to natural disasters within their borders.”
Just in case there was any confusion. It's official, the US Constitution is now, as Bush Jr. is reported to have once said, "Just a goddamn piece of paper." Senators McCain and Levin have teamed up to promote one of the most anti-liberty pieces of legislation of our lifetime, S 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill would permit the federal government to indefinitely detain American citizens on American soil, without charge or trial, at the discretion of the President. It is destructive of our Constitution. The traitors in the Senate advanced the plot to destroy America by passing into controversial law the National Defense Authorization Act, a $662 billion Pentagon funding bill, December 1, 2011, by a vote of 93-7, after days of fights among lawmakers over terrorism-related provisions that would authorize indefinite detention without trial and give preference to military detention of terror suspects instead of the civilian justice system. Instead of civilian trials, suspects accused of being terrorists would face military commissions under the legislation, unless the defense secretary grants a waiver. The president's claim that he can indefinitely detain prisoners - even after they are acquitted of their crimes - is a power that even Hitler and Stalin didn't claim.
The legislation was approved by a 93-7 vote. Senators spent hours December 1, 2011 arguing over a provision that authorizes the indefinite detention without trial of some terror suspects, including American citizens. President Barack Obama has outlined plans to use indefinite detention and lawmakers in both parties sought to make clear such a tactic is legal. The President of the United States will continue to claim — and exercise — absolute arbitrary power over the life [the government has also claimed the power to assassinate American citizens without trial or even oversight] and liberty of every person on earth. Not even Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin at their most megalomaniacal ever dreamed of asserting the kind of universal power now asserted by American presidents and the lackeys in the United States Congress.
President Obama once said he would veto the Act recently passed by Congress which allows for the military to arrest American Citizens and detain them indefinitely without trial. We later learned that the Obama Administration specifically asked for this clause in the recent defense bill. Pres. Obama and many Members of Congress believe the President ALREADY has the authority the bill grants him. Legally, of course, he does not. This language was inserted to keep proponents and opponents of the bill appeased, while permitting the President to assert that the improper power he has claimed all along is now in statute. Don’t be confused by anyone claiming that the indefinite detention legislation does not apply to American citizens. It does. There is an exemption for American citizens from the mandatory detention requirement (section 1032 of the bill), but no exemption for American citizens from the authorization to use the military to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial (section 1031 of the bill). So, the result is that, under the bill, the military has the power to indefinitely imprison American citizens, but it does not have to use its power unless ordered to do so.
Obama’s veto threat was never about stopping detention without trial of American citizens, it was about ensuring that the federal government didn’t completely hand such powers over to the U.S. military, and enshrining into law Obama’s unconstitutional policy of targeting Americans as terrorists without the legal requirement to offer any proof. “The language which precluded the application of Section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved…and the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section,” said Carl Levin, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee. In addition to kidnapping Americans and tossing them into Camp Gitmo without recourse or trial, the draconian NDAA bill passed in the House December 14, 2011 contains language that will allow the Pentagon to wage cyberwar on domestic enemies of the state.
So now the hacker group Anonymous has begun a cyber campaign against the Congressmen that supported this end to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. On December 15, Anonymous hacktivists launched a campaign against Senator Robert Portman, a Republican from Ohio. Not only did Portland vote in favor of NDAA FY2012, he received $272,853 from special interest groups that also backed the bill.
Infowars.com received a document originating from Halliburton subsidiary KBR that provides details on a push to outfit FEMA and U.S. Army camps around the United States. Entitled “Project Overview and Anticipated Project Requirements,” the document describes services KBR is looking to farm out to subcontractors. The document was passed on to them by a state government employee who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. Services up for bid include catering, temporary fencing and barricades, laundry and medical services, power generation, refuse collection, and other services required for temporary “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.
First, Congress considered the National Defense Authorization Act, sections of which gave the President the authority to use the military to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans without trial or charge. The language was revised because of strong condemnation from the American people. But now a new bill has emerged that poses yet another threat to the American citizenry.
On the heels of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” comes another draconian bill designed to give the federal government the power to turn American citizens into enemies of the state for virtually any reason it deems necessary.
Congress is considering HR 3166 and S. 1698 also known as the Enemy Expatriation Act, sponsored by Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Charles Dent (R-PA). This bill would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being “hostile” against the United States. In other words, you can be stripped of your nationality for “engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.” Legally, the term “hostilities” means any conflict subject to the laws of war but considering the fact that the War on Terror is a little ambiguous and encompassing, any action could be labeled as supporting terrorism. Since the Occupy movement began, the fake conservatives have been trying to paint the protesters as terrorists.
The new law would change a part of US Code 1481 which can be read in full here. Compare 3166 to 1481 and the change is small. The new section makes no reference to being convicted as it does in section (7). So even though the language of the NDAA has been revised to exclude American citizens, the US government merely has to strip Americans of their citizenship and the NDAA will apply. And they will be able to do so without convicting the accused in a court of law.
It sounds like this is a loophole for indefinitely detaining Americans. Once again, you just have to be accused of supporting hostilities which could be defined any way the government sees fit. Then the government can strip your citizenship and apply the indefinite detention section of the NDAA without the benefit of a trial. To read the full text of the bill, go here
Totalitarian regimes throughout history have attempted to marginalize those people that the state intended to target for persecution. Once a group or groups of people had been sufficiently marginalized, it wasn’t long before public condemnation and then military retaliation took place. Legislation such as the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the NDAA, and now the EEA authorize military power to be used against US citizens, and given the propensity of government propagandists in the National Press Corps to marginalize groups of people whose ideas are thought to be politically incorrect, it’s only a matter of time before the executive branch of the federal government begins utilizing the dictatorial powers that have been granted to it by Congress. And, unfortunately, many State governments seem more than willing to participate in the Machiavellian machinations put forward by Washington, D.C. The MIAC report in the State of Missouri is a prime example.
Have we forgotten the MIAC report out of the State of Missouri back in 2009? In that official State report, supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin were identified as potential dangerous “militia members,” and Missouri State law enforcement officials were notified to be on guard. Beyond that, anyone that identified themselves as being pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, anti-Federal Reserve, Christians who believe in the return of Christ, and even returning Iraq War veterans were likewise targeted as potentially dangerous to Missouri State law enforcement personnel.
After the MIAC report surfaced, Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin sent a letter to the governor of Missouri demanding that the report be removed and that the State of Missouri repudiate the report. After a firestorm of outrage by thousands of Americans all over the country (not just in Missouri) the State of Missouri did indeed remove and repudiate the report.
Ever since Congress passed the Patriot Act back in 2001, it seems the floodgates have been opened for more and more intrusions and abridgements of those fundamental liberties expressly protected in the Bill of Rights. From the Patriot Act, to the Military Commissions Act, to the NDAA (Indefinite Detention Act), and to now the Enemy Expatriation Act (EEA), these big government devils in Washington, D.C., are clearly and unmistakingly declaring war on the American people.
The House and Senate have recently voted for the passage of a bill (H.R. 658) that will allow the use of surveillance drones to spy on American citizens. But hold on... it gets worse. In addition to surveillance cameras, these drones will reportedly be equipped with shotgun tasers, so they can shoot and disable you right where you stand before you even know what's coming!
Since unmanned drones have already been proven so effective in the summary executions of American citizens who were suspected of having connections to crimes of terror (one of whom was a teenager), and since all American citizens are now considered “guilty until proven innocent” under NDAA, what's to stop them from arming drones with rockets or machine guns?
It might be easy to dismiss the concern of flying drones tasing or gunning down Americans in the streets as paranoid, knee-jerk alarmism, but it's hard to tell what is these days. If someone had warned us about the Patriot Act or NDAA back in 2000, who'd have thought those things could never happen in America? And even if these drones are to be unarmed (which is doubtful), just the fact that another layer is being added to the Big-Brother surveillance grid should be enough to cause great concern.
And let us not forget general safety considerations. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has strict restrictions against domestic deployment of unmanned drones in U.S. air space for a good reason - the safety risk that comes with filling the sky with flying robots!
The bill would:
- Require the FAA to simplify and speed up the process by which it issues permission to government agencies to operate drones. It must do this within 90 days. The FAA has already been working on a set of proposed regulations to loosen the rules around drones, reportedly set for release in the spring of 2012.
- Require the FAA to allow “a government public safety agency” to operate any drone weighing 4.4 pounds or less as long as certain conditions are met (within line of sight, during the day, below 400 feet in altitude, and only in safe categories of airspace).
- Require the FAA to establish a pilot project within six months to create six test zones for integrating drones “into the national airspace system.”
- Require the FAA to create a comprehensive plan “to safely accelerate the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.” “Civil” drones means those operated by the private sector; currently it is all but impossible for any non-government entity, except for hobbyists, to get permission to fly drones (for-profit use of drones is banned). Industry groups and their congressional supporters see this as a potential area for growth. Congress specifies that the plan must provide for the integration of drones into the national airspace system “as soon as practicable, but not later than September 30, 2015.” The FAA has nine months to create the plan. The FAA is also required to create a “5-year roadmap for the introduction” of civil drones into the national airspace.
- Require the FAA to publish a final rule within 18 months after the comprehensive plan is submitted, “that will allow” civil operation of small (under 55 pounds) drones in the national airspace, and a proposed rule for carrying out the comprehensive plan.
Concentration Camps are springing up across the U.S. like a disease. Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sought $10.6 Billion to build MORE Concentration Camps in California alone, the Californian Legislature gave him $7.4 Billion! Some of these sprawling Concentration Camps such as the facility outside Lancaster in the desert above Los Angeles California, include all the workshops and facilities behind massive fences and guard towers, more ominous, right next to the adult slave labor camp are "medical facilities" also with massive razor wire fences which conjure chillingly similar thoughts and images to Hitler's medical experimentation facilities. Also in the desert next to the all male Concentration Camp and Medical Facility is a "Youth Facility."
Most are not aware that the primary share holders of 'our' Federal Reserve Bank, the Rothschild's, also funded both Stalin and Hitler.Their goals and methodologies have not changed. These camps, like Hitler's and Stalin's camps are filled with political prisoners and slave labor. Why exactly are prisons being built for “the rapid development of new programs?” Halliburton’s company site confirms that the government is engaged in a massive construction and preparation exercise to build concentration camps and prisoner processing facilities in the United States. This is particularity astonishing and disturbing considering that the U.S. already incarcerates more orders of magnitude more people than any other nation, about on-par with U.S.S.R. at the height of Stalin’s era. The contract of the Halliburton subsidiary KBR to build immigrant detention facilities is part of a longer-term Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of “all removable aliens” and “potential terrorists.” In the 1980s Richard Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld discussed similar emergency detention powers as part of a super-secret program of planning for what was euphemistically called “Continuity of Government” (COG). These men planned for suspension of the Constitution, not just after nuclear attack, but for any “national security emergency,” which they vaguely defined in Executive Order 12656 of 1988.
The majority of prisoners in these camps have not committed any crime. The Law in the U.S. requires three elements to be present in any crime: the Act, Intent and Damage (MENS REA - willful intent, ACTUS REUS - act or crime, CORPUS DELICTI - body of the crime, the actual damage). It is estimated that 90% of the people prosecuted by the courts in the U.S. committed no crime.
On February 17, 2006, in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke of the harm being done to the country’s security, not just by the enemy, but also by what he called “news informers” who needed to be combated in “a contest of wills.” In 2002 Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his desire to see camps for U.S. citizens deemed to be “enemy combatants.” A Defense Department document, entitled the “Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Supp.ort,” has set out a military strategy against terrorism that envisions an “active, layered defense” both inside and outside U.S. territory. In the document, the Pentagon pledges to “transform U.S. military forces to execute homeland defense missions in the . . . U.S. homeland.” The strategy calls for increased military reconnaissance and surveillance.
While the U.S. points it's finger at China for slave labor, the prisons in the U.S. operate slave labor camps that produce 100% Military Helmets, Ammunition Belts, Bullet-proof Vests, ID Tags, Shirts, Pants, Tents, Bags, And Canteens. 98% Equipment Assembly Services; 93% Paints and Paintbrushes; 92% Stove Assembly; 46% Body Armor; 36% Home Appliances; 30% Headphones/Microphones/Speakers; 21% Office Furniture, Airplane Parts, Medical Supplies. See Federal Prison Industry website http://www.unicor.gov The individuals operating these Concentration Camps at all levels, Federal, State and County, make a pretty profit from the facilities. Many privatized institutions charge the Tax Payer five-star 'hotel' rates for minus-five-star service. When you throw in their slave labor capabilities the Prison Industrial Complex in the U.S. is a thriving industry, just like Hitler's was.
While the existing Camps throughout the US are known and operational, there are many more concerning facilities that appear to be set aside for FEMA camps. The Halliburton contract clearly allows any FIMA / Homeland Security facility or Military Base to be rapidly converted into a Concentration Camp. See Army Regulation 210–35 Civilian Inmate Labor Program: Confirming the government and the Army’s plans for U.S. based Concentration Camps:
The enactment of concentration camps in the U.S. and the ability of the President to throw whoever he wants in the camps without question. This act is one of the most extraordinarily outrageous attempts to pass unconstitutional law and is greatest assault on the U.S. Constitution imaginable. All involved in the commission of this unlawful act have committed high treason against the U.S.A. and should immediately be prosecuted. In yet another astonishingly treasonous act the U.S. administration has eliminated yet another key check to control out of control government, the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. The Posse Comitatus Act which abolished the use of the U.S. military against our own citizens since 1878 has also been wiped out. This act which protected citizens through WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War, the Korean War and the Great Depression is considered by the current administration as unnecessary and a hindrance to the government’s ability to prosecute inside the U.S. This is particularly chilling read more at this link:
See March 24, 1997, letter from Congressman Bill Hefner confirming the U.S. Concentration Camps:
“Enclosed is the information you requested pertaining to the Army’s policy and guidance for establishing civilian inmate labor program and civilian prison camps on Army installations. This information has not yet been published (it is currently at the printers), however, it has been funded, staffed, and does reflect current Army policy. I home you find this information useful.”
FEMA ordered 107,200 ‘AutoMax’ prison cars from Gunderson Steel modified from original FEMA design to carry automobiles. They apparently wanted people to become accustomed to seeing these railcars so they would just think they were hauling autos.
Following the Halliburton subsidiary KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown and Root) announcement on Jan. 24 that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build detention camps, two weeks later, on Feb. 6, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that the Fiscal Year 2007 federal budget would allocate over $400 million to add 6,700 additional detention beds (an increase of 32 percent over 2006. What is interesting in the Homeland Security plan is that each concrete prison bed costs $60,000 per bed! Observing these concentration camps and general jail and prison facilities throughout the U.S., the Homeland Security plan is clearly buffered to build significantly more than 6,700 additional beds.
The Homeland Security $400 million allocation is more than a four-fold increase over the FY 2006 budget, which provided $90 million for the same purpose. Both the contract and the budget allocation are in partial fulfillment of an ambitious 10-year Homeland Security strategic plan, code-named ENDGAME, authorized in 2003. According to a 49-page Homeland Security document on the plan, ENDGAME expands “a mission first articulated in the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.” Its goal is the capability to “remove all removable aliens,” including “illegal economic migrants, aliens who have committed criminal acts, asylum-seekers (required to be retained by law) or potential terrorists.” The government’s definition of an enemy combatant covers almost any individual who promotes the rudimentary rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Readiness Exercise 1984 - Rex 84 Rex 84 is a United States federal government program to test their ability to detain large numbers of American citizens. Exercises similar to Rex 84 happen periodically. From 1967 to 1971 the FBI kept a list of persons to be rounded up as subversive, dubbed the “ADEX” list.
Texas Congressman Henry Gonzales revealed many years ago plans of Rex 84 which former colonel Olliver North helped design. The late Representative Jack Brooks also of Texas brought this concentration camp and internment program as well as the Continuity of Government Program to light during the Iran Contra hearing. The chairman refused to let North even talk about them in open hearings under “National Security.” Mr. Gonzales stated these camps and plans were for the detention of AMERICANS, especially those who refused to surrender their weapons.
The Rex-84 Alpha Explan (Readiness Exercise 1984, Exercise Plan), indicates that FEMA in association with 34 other federal civil departments and agencies conducted a civil readiness exercise during April 5-13, 1984. It was conducted in coordination and simultaneously with a Joint Chiefs exercise, Night Train 84, a worldwide military command post exercise (including Continental U.S. Forces or CONUS) based on multi-emergency scenarios operating both abroad and at home. In the combined exercise, Rex-84 Bravo, FEMA and DOD led the other federal agencies and departments, including the CIA, the Secret Service, the Treasury, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Veterans Administration through a gaming exercise to test military assistance in civil defense.
KBR’s call for FEMA camp service bids arrived soon after the Senate overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which permits the military to detain and interrogate supposed domestic terror suspects in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Posse Comitatus. Section 1031 of the NDAA bill declares the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allows American citizens to be arrested on U.S. soil and incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay. A number of civil liberties groups have come out in strong opposition to the legislation. The NDAA is the first time that Congress has scaled back on the protections provided by the Non-Detention Act of 1971. The legislation, if enacted and put into use, would be reminiscent of the unconstitutional indefinite detention of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Soon after KBR’s announcement, a little-known Army document surfaced. Entitled the “Civilian Inmate Labor Program,” the unclassified document describes in detail Army Regulation 210-35. The regulation, first drafted in 1997, underwent a “rapid act revision” in January 2005 and now provides a policy for the creation of labor programs and prison camps on Army installations. In 2009, the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 was introduced in Congress. It mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill. In addition to emergencies, the legislation is designed to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse. Also in 2009, the Army National Guard began posting advertisements calling for Internment/Resettlement Specialists.
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services. During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.” Rex 84 was devised by Col. Oliver North, who was with the NSC and appointed liaison to FEMA. John Brinkerhoff, the deputy director of “national preparedness” programs for FEMA, and North designed the plan on a 1970 report written by FEMA chief Louis Giuffrida, at the Army War College, which proposed the detention of up to 21 million “American Negroes” in the event of a black militant uprising in the United States.
Following a crackdown by police on Occupy Wall Street protesters around the nation, Oakland, California, mayor Jean Quan mentioned during an interview with the BBC that she was on a conference call with leaders of 18 US cities shortly before a wave of raids broke up Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country. It was later discovered that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal police agencies had coordinated the often violent response to the protests. The federal government responded similarly in the 1960s and 70s when the FBI organized and unleashed its unconstitutional secret police under the covert banner of COINTELPRO. In addition to the DHS characterizing Americans supporting states’ rights and the Constitution as terrorists, the Defense Department’s Antiterrorism and Force Protection Annual Refresher Training Course in 2009 advised its personnel that political protest amounts to “low-level terrorism.” The KBR document is more evidence that the federal government has established internment camps and plans to fill them with dissidents and anti-government activists that have been demonized consistently by the establishment media.
The government has patiently put into place the crucial elements of its police state grid and overarching plan for the internment of political enemies. We are quite literally one terror event away from the plan going live. As the DHS and the establishment media keep telling us, the next terror event will be on American soil and not the work of al-Qaeda but domestic patriot political groups. The FBI has specialized in creating domestic terrorists – or rather patsies – and shifting the blame over to their political enemies.
No one can predict how future events will play out. But if the Vietnamese people and the Iraqi people can withstand the almighty capabilities of the American war machine and live to fight another day, then so can the American people. The struggle for freedom from tyranny is not just an American struggle but a global struggle. People everywhere are under attack by totalitarian governments and the criminal banks and corporations that profit from them. As the language of the Senate NDAA legislation implies, the entire world is a battlefield. Freedom fighters are labeled terrorists and killed without due process.
We all need to reject the “global battlefield” idea, and assert our individual rights. The fire of Freedom in the Western world must not be allowed to be extinguished by the cowards in government who invent enemies to scare the people and rob countries of their sacred honor. It is our generation’s honorable task to guard and preserve freedom. We have to be smart, brave, and resilient. We don’t have all the answers, but we understand that blindly going down the road of global tyranny will be a betrayal of our values, our ancestors, and future generations of human beings. The obstacles that we face are less tough than the obstacles that George Washington and the American freedom fighters faced in 1776. We “conspiracy theorists” may have allies in the press, government, and military who we don’t know about, and who will speak up for freedom and justice when the time is right.
Up until now, America has been mentally and financially occupied by the corporate mainstream press and Federal Reserve, but it won’t be long before it is physically occupied by the hijacked military. Occupation is what Martial Law and the perpetual State of Emergency is all about. The police and military have not been trained to defend the “homeland,” but to rape and destroy America. When the reality that America is occupied by criminal banksters and two-faced traitors is recognized by the majority of the American people and the world, the “terrorists,” “conspiracy theorists,” and “domestic extremists” will be seen for what they truly are: the righteous defenders of truth, freedom, justice, and the rule of law.
JFK’s assassination proved that no one is safe in the United States from the brutality and viciousness of the banker-hijacked U.S. government and the traitors who serve it. The 9/11 attacks proved that the American people and people around the world are held hostage by the governments in Washington and Tel Aviv. The mass murder of innocent individuals on 9/11 and 7/7 emphasized the reality that we are all marked for death by the criminal terrorists in power–even people inside the highest temples of modern civilization. Both state terrorist attacks also symbolized that America and the West are already under occupation.
Well guess what Dorothy? The Boy Scouts aren't in Kansas anymore! The military industrial complex and the global banking cartels have other ideas of what we should be USING your children for! If this doesn't tell you how out-of-control the military industrial complex has become then you've definitely drunk the kool-aid. If we don't stop the militarization and criminalization of everything that was once normal, then we are going the way of the Soviet Union and China. Those that wish to impose this kind of police state on entire populations ALWAYS GO FOR THE CHILDREN! They brainwash them en mass and before you know it, they are the adults that enforce every draconian policy the maniacal control freaks want to impose. It's happening right in front of our faces folks!! WAKE UP!!
US President George W. Bush tried to set up a national police force and now the Obama administration is making common cause with the Southern Poverty Law Center that has created an ideological template that can tie numerous civilian police forces into one larger entity. Fortunately, these efforts are being resisted publicly and aggressively, as the Internet is continually making people aware of these authoritarian efforts. Today, a new movement is afoot to nationalize our local police by stealth. In 2009, Barack Obama advocated “a civilian police to match the size and power of our armed forces.” More recently, Obama advocated enlarging the U.S. Marshal’s Service into a “stability police.” He is being assisted by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group has convinced many local police and sheriff’s officials that conservatives are the enemy. Obama has not yet been able to set up a formal national policing body.
This is only part of a larger authoritarian drive, however. The Anglosphere power elite that apparently wants to run the world (formally) is using the current economic chaos to prepare fundamental, Draconian “reforms” to the way US business and investing works. US President Barack Obama’s persona and policies are surely tailored to this larger meme. Authoritarianism can be developed in numerous ways. Enlarging law enforcement may make it more efficient but certainly not better. The larger the amount of monopoly power a law enforcement agency has, the more damage it can do. Canada is experiencing this even now with its own national force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the government took over health care and Christianity was pushed out of the public schools and out of public life.
Nazi Germany shows us what happens when the state becomes god. Adolf Hitler was certainly more racist than the leaders of America are today, but other than that there are very few differences between the road that Adolf Hitler led Germany down and the path that the United States is being led down.
#1 Nazi Germany was a totalitarian Big Brother police state that constantly monitored everything that German citizens did.
Today, the bureaucrats that run things in the United States are also absolutely obsessed with constantly trying to monitor us. For example, there are now control freaks that inspect the lunches of preschool students in certain areas of the country in order to make sure that they contain the "right" foods....
The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs - including in-home day care centers - to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.
#2 Nazi officials often used their positions of power to force others to do dehumanizing things.
This is exactly what the TSA is doing today. It would be really easy to imagine some Nazi military officers forcing a young woman to walk back and forth in front of them several times so that they could admire her form. Well, that is what TSA agents are doing to American women today.
#3 In Nazi Germany, even women and children were treated like dehumanized cattle.
Well, today schoolchildren are being strip-searched all over the United States. Down in Georgia, one student was recently strip-searched by public school officials after another student falsely accused him of having marijuana. Another student down in Albuquerque was recently forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.
#4 In Nazi Germany, authorities could stop you and search you at any time and for any reason.
In America that is not supposed to happen, but it is happening. Last year, TSA "VIPR teams" conducted approximately 8,000 "unannounced security screenings" at subway stations, bus terminals, seaports and highway rest stops. If you are not able to produce "your papers", there is a good chance that you will get thrown into prison in America. For example, a 21-year-old college student named Samantha Zucker was recently arrested and put in a New York City jail for 36 hours just because she could not produce any identification for police.
#5 Under Adolf Hitler, there were massive increases in government spending.
In nazi Germany, just about everyone was getting some sort of a handout from the German government....
Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. There were big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.
This is the exact same thing that we are seeing in the United States today.
#6 Under Hitler, taxes were raised dramatically in order to pay for all of these social programs.
In Germany, tax rates went up to 80% of our income. In the United States, when you total up all federal taxes, all state taxes, all local taxes, all property taxes and all sales taxes, there are a significant number of Americans that do pay more than 50% of their incomes in taxes.
#7 The economy of Nazi Germany was very highly socialized.
As Ludwig Von Mises once correctly observed, the German economy under Hitler was not capitalist at all....
What Mises identified was that private ownership of the means of production existed in name only under the Nazis and that the actual substance of ownership of the means of production resided in the German government. For it was the German government, not the nominal private owners, that exercised all of the substantive powers of ownership: it, not the nominal private owners, decided what was to be produced, in what quantity, by what methods, and to whom it was to be distributed, as well as what prices would be charged and what wages would be paid, and what dividends or other income the nominal private owners would be permitted to receive. The position of the alleged private owners, Mises showed, was reduced essentially to that of government pensioners.
The United States has a socialist president, and back in 2009 the cover of Newsweek boldly proclaimed that "We Are All Socialists Now".
#8 In Nazi Germany, if you conducted business outside of the socialist paradigm you were heavily punished.
The same thing is happening in the United States today. For example, the FDA has been running elaborate entrapment schemes that are designed to entrap producers of raw milk. Any "unauthorized commerce" is dealt with very strictly by the U.S. government these days.
#9 In Nazi Germany, government regulation of business got wildly out of control.
The following is eyewitness testimony from Kitty Werthmann....
My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business.
If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
Germany had consumer protection. Germans were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. Germany had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
The U.S. government is burdening businesses with ridiculous regulations today. In every day and age control freaks love to stick it to business people that are just trying to make a living.
#10 Under Hitler, free market capitalism was absolutely hated.
National Socialist theologian Gregor Strasser once stated the following....
We National Socialists are enemies, deadly enemies, of the present capitalist system with its exploitation of the economically weak … and we are resolved under all circumstances to destroy this system.
A lot of Barack Obama's strongest supporters are socialists and communists, and an increasing number of Americans are showing disdain for capitalism. In fact, some recent polls show that young adults in America actually have a more favorable view of socialism than they do of capitalism.
#11 In Nazi Germany, the health care system was taken over by the government.
The following is more eyewitness testimony from Kitty Werthmann....
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.
We all know what is going on in America today. The government spends nearly half of all healthcare dollars and Obamacare is going to mean more government control over the health care system than ever before.
#12 Under Adolf Hitler, abortion was made "safe and legal" in Germany.
It turns out that Hitler was a huge fan of the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger. And it was Sanger that once said the following....
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
Hitler echoed this sentiment when he wrote the following in Mein Kampf....
"The demand that defective people be prevented from propagating equally defective offspring. . . represents the most humane act of mankind."
After the Nazis came to power in 1933, abortion was very quickly legalized. By 1935 there were approximately 500,000 abortions being performed in Germany every single year. Hitler very much encouraged Aryan women to have as many children as possible. But he also very much viewed abortion as a way to reduce "undesirable" populations.
Unfortunately, something very similar is happening today. Abortion clinics are often located in the "poor" part of town, and a staggering 72 percent of Planned Parenthood's "customers" have incomes that are either equal to or beneath 150 percent of the federal poverty level.
#13 In Nazi Germany, killing the "defective," the "weak," and the "disabled" was considered to be a good thing because it made the German people "stronger."
Unfortunately, many in America today have fully embraced the eugenics principles which were so dominant in Nazi Germany. A 3 year old girl named Amelia was recently denied a kidney transplant because she is considered to be "mentally retarded", and we all remember what happened to Terri Schiavo. Not only that, the editorial page editor of the Detroit News recently proposed putting contraceptives into the drinking water in Michigan because the state has become a "breeding ground for poverty." This kind of sick thinking is rapidly spreading in America, and that is a very frightening thing.
#14 In Nazi Germany, education was nationalized and God was kicked out of the schools.
The following is more eyewitness testimony from Kitty Werthmann....
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles, and had physical education.
Unfortunately, the exact same thing is happening to U.S. public schools.
#15 Under Adolf Hitler, God was mocked and religion was pushed out of every corner of public life.
Just check out the following information uncovered by author Bruce Walker....
The Nazi tract Gott und Volk was distributed in 1941, and it describes the life cycle of German youth in the future, who would: “With parties and gifts the youth will be led painlessly from one faith to the other and will grow up without ever having heard of the Sermon on the Mount or the Golden Rule, to say nothing of the Ten Commandments… The education of the youth is to be confined primarily by the teacher, the officer, and the leaders of the party. The priests will die out. They have estranged the youth from the Volk. Into their places will step the leaders. Not deputies of God. But anyway the best Germans. And how shall we train our children? Thus, as though they had never heard of Christianity!”
Once again, this parallels what we are seeing happen in America today. Last year, a high school student in Southern Californiawas suspended for two days because he had private conversations with his classmates during which he discussed Christianity. He was also banned from bringing his Bible to school ever again. For many more examples of this phenomenon, please see this article: "18 Examples Of How Christians Are Being Specifically Targeted By Big Brother."
#16 Adolf Hitler fully embraced the theory of evolution, and Darwinism provided the intellectual foundation for much of Nazism.
At a Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg in 1933, Hitler declared that "higher race subjects to itself a lower race . . .a right which we see in nature and which can be regarded as the sole conceivable right".
Hitler was obsessed with the "survival of the fittest" and he took this theory to its logical extremes. The following is how one author put it....
"Hitler was influenced above all by the theories of the nineteenth-century social Darwinist school, whose conception of man as biological material was bound up with impulses towards a planned society. He was convinced that the race was disintegrating, deteriorating through faulty breeding as a result of a liberally tinged promiscuity that was vitiating the nation’s blood. And this led to the establishment of a catalogue of ‘positive’ curative measures: racial hygiene, eugenic choice of marriage partners, the breeding of human beings by the methods of selection on the one hand and extirpation on the other"
But of course we have no problem with teaching this flawed theory to our children in the public schools of America today. Haven't we learned anything from history?
#17 Under Adolf Hitler, the state started taking over the job of child care.
The following is more eyewitness testimony from Kitty Werthmann....
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology.
This is exactly what is happening in America today. Children are raised by day care centers and public schools, and most parents spend very little time with their own children.
#18 In Nazi Germany, it became fashionable to mock Christians and the Christian faith.
The following is more from author Bruce Walker....
By 1935, the virulently anti-Christian leader of the Hitler Youth, Baldur von Shirach issued a regulation that prohibited any child from belonging simultaneously to a church youth group and the Hitler Youth, and gradually membership in the Hitler Youth became almost obligatory – parents were told that their children would not get jobs in the civil service unless they belonged to the Hitler Youth and employers were told not to hire children who did not belong to the Hitler Youth. Christian schoolchildren who did not belong to the Hitler Youth or its female counterpart were routinely beaten up by young Nazi thugs.
Boys inducted into the Hitler Youth were required to explicitly reject Christianity by oaths like this: “German blood and Christian baptismal water are completely incompatible.” At Hitler Youth center at Halle, was the following prominent statement: “The Faith fanatics, who still to-day slide down on their knees with faces uplifted to heaven, waste their time in churchgoing and prayers, and have not yet understood that they are living on the earth and that therefore their task is of a thoroughly earthly kind. All we Hitler people can still only look with the greatest contempt on those young people who still run to their silly Evangelical or Catholic Churches in order to vent their quite superstitious religious feelings.”
Those that believe that the Nazis embraced Christianity are delusional. The following are direct quotes out of Hitler Youth training manuals....
“Christianity is a religion of slaves and fools.”
“How did Christ die? Whining at the Cross!”
“The Ten Commandments represent the lowest instincts of man.”
“Christianity is merely a cloak for Judaism.”
This is definitely where things are going in America today. Our television shows and our movies regularly mock Christians and they are always portrayed as the "bad guys".
In addition, the name of Jesus is rapidly becoming a forbidden word. Some U.S. courts have even ruled that it is unconstitutional to use the name of "Jesus Christ" during any official government meeting. The following comes from a recent WorldNetDaily article....
But the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are standing by their victory in a U.S. circuit court decision that states even "a solitary reference to Jesus Christ" in invocations before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners' meetings could do "violence to the pluralistic and inclusive values that are a defining feature of American public life."
#19 Under Adolf Hitler, sexual promiscuity was actually encouraged.
The following is more eyewitness testimony from Kitty Werthmann....
My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
Of course the exact same thing is happening in America today. If you doubt that your tax dollars are going to promote sexual promiscuity, then watch this video from the American Life League, and you can view it right here. DO NOT let any children watch this video. It is done by a pro-life organization but it is very graphic. It is imperative that parents understand what is really going on out there. But please be warned that it is very, very graphic.
#20 Once the Nazis took power, they rapidly implemented gun control legislation and later on they took all of the guns away from the populace.
Kitty Werthmann remembers very well what happened in Austria under the Nazis....
Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.
Last year, more than 10 million guns were sold in the United States, but gun control legislation continues to become even more strict, and it is only a matter of time before the federal government tries to disarm the U.S. population completely.
#21 Under the Nazis, large numbers of children were taken away from good families.
The following is more from author Bruce Walker....
Parents who resisted Nazi anti-Christian indoctrination too strongly simply had their children taken away from them. The Nazis even forbade parents to give their children Christian names and ordered babies instead to be given names like Dietrich, Otto or Siegfried. The home teaching of Christianity by parents in the home was forbidden. Not content with simply driving Christianity out of public schools, Himmler banned all Confessing Church seminaries and instruction in 1937 and he closed all private religious schools two years later.
Doesn't this sound exactly like where America is headed? In many states, CPS ("child protective services") has become one of the most feared government agencies. All over the nation, thousands upon thousands of children have been removed from good homes because the parents were not raising them "correctly."
#22 Under Adolf Hitler, society became very highly militarized.
We are seeing the same thing in the U.S. right now. Sadly, this is even happening to our public schools. According to blogger Alexander Higgins, students in kindergarten and the 1st grade in the state of New Jersey are now required by law to participate "in monthly anti-terrorism drills." The following is an excerpt from a letter that he recently received from the school where his child attends....
Each month a school must conduct one fire drill and one security drill which may be a lockdown, bomb threat, evacuation, active shooter, or shelter-in place drill. All schools are now required by law to implement this procedure.
This is the kind of thing that a sicko like Adolf Hitler would try to do, and it is not good for our children.
#23 In Nazi Germany, the prisons were absolutely packed.
Right now, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world by far and the largest total prison population on the entire globe by far. Even children are being arrested in alarming numbers. One 12-year-old girl down in Texas was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume and how police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl in Massachusetts.
#24 Under Adolf Hitler, there was basically no freedom of speech.
In the United States today we are told that we still have freedom of speech, but that freedom is being "chilled" in thousands of different ways. For example, the FBI is now admittedly recording Internet talk radio programs all over the United States. The following comes from a recent article by Mark Weaver of WMAL.com....
If you call a radio talk show and get on the air, you might be recorded by the FBI.
The FBI has awarded a $524,927 contract to a Virginia company to record as much radio news and talk programming as it can find on the Internet.
The FBI says it is not playing big brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence.
So please speak freely on talk radio. Just realize that the feds will be recording every single word.
#25 Under Adolf Hitler, paranoia was standard operating procedure.
In Nazi Germany, every citizen was a potential threat and everyone had to be constantly watched for suspicious activity. The exact same thing is happening in America today. Just about anything you do can get you labeled as a "potential terrorist" by the government.
According to a new DHS report, the following are some of the beliefs and ideologies of potential terrorists....
-"fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)"
-"suspicious of centralized federal authority"
-"reverent of individual liberty"
-"believe in conspiracy theories"
-"a belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack"
-"a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism"
-"impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)"
-"insert religion into the political sphere"
-"those who seek to politicize religion"
-"supported political movements for autonomy"
And the definition of "suspicious activity" has become so broad in America that it pretty much covers 100% of us. In 2012, the following activities are considered to be "suspicious" by the FBI....
-shielding your computer screen from others
-paying with cash
-using multiple cell phones
-requesting a specific room at a hotel
-traveling with a large amount of luggage
-refusing maid service at a hotel
-staying in your room for too long
-changing your appearance
In addition, the U.S. government has decided that it would be a really good idea for all of us to spy on one another. The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign looks like it could have been pulled right out of a Gestapo security handbook. But America is not supposed to be about spying on one another and reporting each other to the secret police.
America is supposed to be about liberty and freedom. Recently, Fox News made a really bad decision by cancelling Freedom Watch. Judge Andrew Napolitano was one of the few voices on television that was still standing up for individual liberty. As we think about how the Nazification of America has progressed, let the things that Judge Napolitano said on his last show echo in our minds.
Look at this lady - Let us never forget!
The world hasn't just become wicked...it's always been wicked.
The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving.
Irena Sendler died 12 May 2008 (aged 98) in Warsaw, Poland. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a plumbing/sewer specialist.
She had an 'ulterior motive'. She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German).
Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids).
She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected. President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN and Al Gore won also --- for a slide show on Global Warming.
In MEMORIAL - 63 YEARS LATER
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.
Lets not forget the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!
Now, more than ever, with Iran, and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be 'a myth'.
It's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.
It is well documented that many of America's Founding Fathers had a very real and deep-seated distrust of standing armies--and for good reason. They had just fought a costly and bloody war for independence, which had been largely predicated upon the propensities for the abuse and misuse of individual liberties by a pervasive and powerful standing army (belonging to Great Britain) amongst them. Listen to Thomas Jefferson: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." Note that Jefferson identified both banking institutions and standing armies as being "dangerous to our liberties." James Madison said, "A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen." Elbridge Gerry (Vice President under James Madison) called standing armies "the bane of liberty."
For the most part, the sentiments of our founders ring hollow to modern Americans who, ever since World War II, have glorified, idolized, and practically even worshipped the standing US military. But of course, with only isolated instances (which were almost always completely covered up by the mainstream news media) of the abuse of military power being committed against US citizens, the American people, as a whole, have no point of reference directing them to the sagacity of America's founders on the subject. Indeed, who could even imagine that US military forces would be used against the US citizenry? After all, the media did a masterful job of covering up the most flagrant example of US military forces being used against US citizens when US military forces assisted federal law enforcement agencies in slaughtering the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993. So, most Americans simply shut their eyes against that "painful truth" and chose to ignore the fact that it even happened.
As many Americans know, for over a decade there have been dozens of pieces of legislation and executive orders that have chipped away at the US Constitution, specifically at its Bill of Rights. The 'war on terror' was originally to be waged against foreigners in far-away lands, but Rep. Ron Paul was right, the anti-terror infrastructure is swinging around to be used against American citizens. There is a shocking piece of legislation working its way through Congress. A Defense Authorization bill for 2012 allows for military detentions of American citizens on American soil. These can be indefinite detentions, with no trial. The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people--including Americans living in the United States itself--indefinitely and without charge. Especially egregious are sections 1031 and 1032. They:
(1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;
(2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and
(3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice.
The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing. Even mainstream, apolitical Americans would be concerned about such a provision that, on its face, is unconstitutional. Ordinary Americans are already waking up to the specter of tyranny, and the NDAA for 2012 would accelerate that process.
Today, the United States military has at least one base in more than half of all the nations on the planet. Before the start of the “War on Terror,” the U.S. national debt was under 6 trillion dollars. Today, it is getting very close to 15 trillion dollars. Over a trillion U.S. taxpayer dollars have been spent on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. What we have really gotten for all of that money? In Libya, we have actually helped al-Qaeda forces that were shooting at U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan take over the country. Now they have announced that they will be imposing strict Sharia law on all of Libya. After 10 years of having our boys shot up in Afghanistan, the Afghan government is so “grateful” that they are publicly saying that they will side with Pakistan in any future war against the United States. In Iraq, Islamic radicals are beheading and murdering dozens and dozens of Christians and the new Iraqi government seemingly can’t wait to push the remaining U.S. soldiers out of the country. We ran up well over a trillion dollars of new debt to “liberate” these countries, but are they really in better shape than they were before these wars? Are we really in better shape than we were before these wars? The U.S. spends more than 7 times as much on the military as any other country on earth does.
The U.S. military has now been in Afghanistan for 10 years. World War II lasted less than 6 years. The U.S. government has spent over 467 billion dollars on the war in Afghanistan, and thousands upon thousands of our troops have been killed or wounded there. Even after all this time, a single day of the war in Afghanistan costs more money than it took to build the entire Pentagon. Afghanistan is not our friend now. Neither is Iraq. Libya looks like it is going to become an al-Qaeda paradise thanks to us. There is very little “freedom” in those 3 nations today. Instead, “Islamic law” is being shoved down the throats of the people living in those countries. So, in the final analysis, what have we really accomplished?
If you look at the statistics, you realize that 90 percent of the world’s savings was being sucked out of the system by the US military-industrial complex. Just look at the US external trade deficit and compare it to the US military budget. You’ll find an amazing similarity over the years. The military does not produce tradable goods. They are a parasitic entity on the world economy. The U.S. is addicted to waging illegal wars against countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and soon to be Syria. The U.S. is also addicted to money printing, in large part to pay for its illegal wars. These dangerous addictions are unconstitutional, because the U.S. Constitution said wars must be approved by Congress and only gold and silver shall be used as legal tender.
Why did these guys need money? If they have so much infrastructure, so many assets, and massive political power, why can’t they just nakedly exercise power… move men around, move munitions around? Why do they need money? Why are they going around like a crackhead looking for a fix? Why are they going to all these different countries and trying to scam money off of them? Why can’t they just print dollars and make more money? Because people aren’t accepting their dollars worldwide.
There are 800 US military bases around the world. If they can’t make the payroll for these guys, they’re going to be marching out of their bases with food bowls in their hands, begging for food. They’re being cut off from their oil, from their other resources. That was their Achilles heel—the control of money. Their private army was self-financing. They had their own industries and their own income. The US army is dependent on Wall Street financing. That’s why they were dependent on ultimately the Chinese and the Asians, who were financing Wall Street.
As President Bush prepared to invade Iraq in September 2002, the head of his economic policy council, Lawrence Lindsey publicly estimated such a war could cost $100 billion to $200 billion. Lindsey had committed candor, and the stunned Bushites came down on him with both feet. “Baloney,” said Donald Rumsfeld. The likely cost would be $60 billion, said Mitch Daniels of the Office of Management and Budget. We can finance the war with Iraqi oil, said Paul Wolfowitz. By year’s end, Lindsey was gone, back, in Ronald Reagan’s phrase, “testing the magic of the marketplace.” And the cost of the Iraq War has passed $1 trillion. So Lindsey is now saying that the Obamaites may be wildly underestimating the deficits America is going to run in this decade.
The US government (White House and Congress) spends $10 billion dollars a month, or $120 billion a year, to fight an estimated "50 - 75 'Al Qaeda types' in Afghanistan," according to the CIA and quoted in the FinancialTimes of London (6/25 -26/11, p. 5). During the past 30 months of the Obama presidency, Washington has spent $300 billion dollars in Afghanistan, which adds up to $4 billion dollars for each alleged 'Al Queda type.' If we multiply this by the two dozen or so sites and countries where the White House claims 'Al Qaeda' terrorists have been spotted, we begin to understand why the US budget deficit has grown astronomically to over $1.6 trillion for the current fiscal year.
During Obama's Presidency, Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment has been frozen, resulting in a net decrease of over 8 percent, which is exactly the amount spent chasing just 5 dozen 'Al Qaeda terrorists' in the mountains bordering Pakistan. It is absurd to believe that the Pentagon and White House has spent $10 billion a month just to hunt down a handful of terrorists hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan. Their multi-hundred- billion-dollar pursuit of an estimated 50-75 phantom Al Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan has hastened the disappearance of middle income jobs in the US.
Another underreported toll of wars are the poor souls of those who marched off to defend the Republic, only to find that they've been fighting, and killing, and watching friends all around them lose life and limb over lies and empire. That kind of awakening can crush the human spirit.
Rumsfeld and others told us stories, lies, and made-up nightmare scenarios to justify their wars, then those who marched off to war found themselves escorting Taliban commanders off to Pakistan, guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan, strafing civilians in Iraq, etc. Imagine the toll that must have on the human spirit. Imagine signing up to fight for Freedom and Justice, and then discovering the truth. It's hard to conceive what these men and woman are going through. Most of them are stressed out due to repeated deployment and lack of support when they do come home from war.
Soldiers who are sent to war are more prone to high-risk behavior, a factor that army leaders seem to take for granted. Soldiers are often given a very short time to prepare for their next deployment not giving them the chance to take a breather from the previous period that they were in a war. Suicide and drug use have been steadily increasing among the ranks, a problem perceived to be a lot more dangerous than the enemies that they face in war.
The U.S. government has openly admitted that U.S. troops are growing opium in Afghanistan to protect and promote the heroin trade. U.S. troops actively guard the opium fields, deliver fertilizer, assist with harvesting and then help deliver the opium to be processed into heroin. Then, once it reaches the USA as heroin, the "drug war" kicks in and whoever is caught holding it goes to prison for a few years.
Afghanistan is, by far, the largest grower and exporter of opium in the world today, cultivating a 92 percent market share of the global opium trade. But what may shock many is the fact that the US military has been specifically tasked with guarding Afghan poppy fields, from which opium is derived, in order to protect this multibillion dollar industry that enriches Wall Street, the CIA, MI6, and various other groups that profit big time from this illicit drug trade scheme. Prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Afghanistan was hardly even a world player in growing poppy, which is used to produce both illegal heroin and pharmaceutical-grade morphine. In fact, the Taliban had been actively destroying poppy fields as part of an effort to rid the country of this harmful plant. But after 9/11, the US military-industrial complex quickly invaded Afghanistan and began facilitating the reinstatement of the country's poppy industry. According to the United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP), opium cultivation increased by 657 percent in 2002 after the US military invaded the country under the direction of then-President George W. Bush.
More recently, The New York Times reported that the brother of current Afghan President Hamid Karzai had actually been on the payroll of the CIA for at least eight years prior to this information going public in 2009. Ahmed Wali Karzai was a crucial player in reinstating the country's opium drug trade, known as Golden Crescent, and the CIA had been financing the endeavor behind the scenes. "The Golden Crescent drug trade, launched by the CIA in the early 1980s, continues to be protected by US intelligence, in liaison with NATO occupation forces and the British military," wrote Prof. Michel Chossudovsky in a 2007 report, before it was revealed that Ahmed Wali Karzai was on the CIA payroll. "The proceeds of this lucrative multibillion dollar contraband are deposited in Western banks. Almost the totality of revenues accrue to corporate interests and criminal syndicates outside Afghanistan" But the mainstream media has been peddling a different story to the American public, claiming that military personnel are having to protect the Afghan poppy fields, rather than destroy them, in order to keep the locals happy and to avoid a potential "security risk."
So while tens of thousands of Americans continue to be harmed or killed every year by overdoses from drugs originating from this illicit opium trade, and while cultivation of innocuous crops like marijuana and hemp remains illegal in the US, the American military is actively guarding the very poppy fields in Afghanistan that fuel the global drug trade. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034289_Afghanistan_opium_trade.html#ixzz1fPeGM1pJ
Six more, to be exact. 462 American soldiers were killed in combat in 2010, while 468 soldiers, counting enlisted men and women as well as veterans, took their own lives. This was the second consecutive year that more soldiers died by their own hands than in combat — in 2009, the 381 suicides of active-duty soldiers recorded by the military also exceeded the number of deaths in battle.
The suicide rate among soldiers has been steadily increasing since 2004 and in 2008, it was way higher among soldiers than among civilians. Prescription drugs use also tripled in the last five years, with amphetamine drug use doubling from 2006 to 2009. This translates to one third of the total soldier population on at least one prescription drug and that 14% have been taking strong painkillers.
The use of drugs among soldiers is rising. Official Ministry of Defense statistics indicate that the use of cocaine among service personnel has tripled since the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2003. In total, more than 1,500 have tested positive since the start of 2006 in the MoD's random drugs testing programme - 80% of them for class A drugs. In 2006 alone, 769 members of the Army tested positive compared to 518 in 2003 - a 48% increase. Cocaine accounted for more than half the failed tests - 423 - far ahead of cannabis (221) and ecstasy (95).
Thousands of US soldiers are going into battle fueled by all sorts of prescription medications, be they amphetamines, antidepressants, sedatives or others. Largely unmonitored consumption of drugs can lead to aberrant behavior and mental disorders.
Over 110,000 American service personnel took prescribed medications in 2011 to battle through everyday military routine. The Times recently disclosed that nearly 8 per cent of active-duty American servicemen and women take sedatives and over 6 per cent are on antidepressants, a tremendous eightfold increase since 2005, when two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were in full swing.
Routine military service, combat stress, and sometimes lack of sleep force American troops to go to work medicated. It mirrors the general situation in American society that uses prescription drugs on a daily basis at levels unseen before. In the Army, though, those who opt to modulate their lives with drugs are facing challenges of a non-civil nature that supposes an absolutely different level of responsibility. These men and women are well-armed, after all.
As a rule, troops are sent to deployment with 180-day medication supply. But soldiers can always trade favorite pills with their friends. The habit of ending a hard day with a handful of various tablets is apparently nothing extraordinary. "We have never medicated our troops to the extent we are doing now…. And I don't believe the current increase in suicides and homicides in the military is a coincidence," said Bart Billings, a former military psychologist who hosts an annual conference on combat stress, informed The Los Angeles Times.
Painkillers of narcotic nature pose a threat of addiction to those injured who have to take them, too.
One could only guess whether the suicide rate surge in the US Army in the recent decade has any connections with army psychologists prescribing pills to personnel left, right and center. An appalling 80 per cent increase in suicides among US service personnel has been registered between 2004 and 2008. On the other hand, when every 10th US serviceman deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, there must be a calculated risk in prescribing these medications to keep soldiers in service. But the main problem among deployed troops remains mental fatigue of those who have been deployed several times in a row. As many as 80 per cent of on-duty personnel have gone through three or more deployments. Worn-out personnel have problems with sleep and accurate assessment of ongoing events.
The recent notorious case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of murdering 17 civilians in a bloody rampage in Afghanistan, again raised the question of drug-related incidents in the US military. After it was announced the defendant does not remember what he did, his attorneys requested a list of the medications the soldier was taking during his deployment in Afghanistan.
The medical costs are huge. While we know how many U.S. soldiers have died in the wars (just over 6,000), what is startling is what we don’t know about the levels of injury and illness in those who have returned from the wars. New disability claims continue to pour into the VA, with 550,000 just through last fall. This doesn’t even include the thousands of deaths and injuries among quasi-military contractors. There are about as many contractors as troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
American secret commandos are carrying out raids in 70 countries–just today. Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now. Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. Special Operations forces were deployed in 75 countries, up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency. By the end of this year, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye stated, that number will likely reach 120. “We do a lot of traveling — a lot more than Afghanistan or Iraq,” he said recently. This global presence—in about 60% of the world’s nations and far larger than previously acknowledged—provides striking new evidence of a rising clandestine Pentagon power elite waging a secret war in all corners of the world.
In 2010, $400 billion of our tax money went toward paying off past war debts as far back as the Korean War of the early 1950s. We’ll pay war debts indefinitely because Washington is always borrowing to plan for or start new wars. So far, the U.S.-led NATO war for regime change in Libya is costing American taxpayers about a billion. The Pentagon has blueprints ready for many different kinds of future wars, from small counter-terrorism escapades, to cyberspace and outer space conflicts, to nuclear war, all the way up to World War III.
But Defense Department expenses are only half the story. Double the Pentagon’s $700 billion for a true estimate of the amount of money the U.S. spent on war-related issues last year. That’s $1.4 trillion a year for the United States. The Bush-Obama wars — including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen (and Somalia, where the U.S. is now engaged in drone strikes), plus the wars in Obama’s final years — will certainly top $5 trillion in real costs.
Instead of just discussing the Pentagon budget, it is essential to also consider Washington’s various other “national security” budgets. That includes the costs of Washington’s 16 different intelligence services, the percentage of the annual national debt to pay for past war expenses, Homeland Security, nuclear weapons, additional annual spending requests for Iraq and Afghan wars, military retiree pay and healthcare for vets, NASA, FBI (for its war-related military work), etc. When it’s all included it comes to $1,398 trillion for fiscal 2010, according to the War Resisters League and other sources.
It’s not enough just to take note of the money Washington spent on stalemated wars of choice. It’s fruitful to contemplate where our $5 trillion Bush-Obama war funding might have been invested instead. It could have paid for a fairly swift transition from fossil fuels to a solar-wind energy system for the entire U.S.—a prospect that will now take many decades longer, if at all. And there probably would have been enough left to overhaul America’s decaying and outdated civil infrastructure, among other projects. But while the big corporations, Wall Street and the wealthy are thriving,infrastructure repair, schools and healthcare have been brushed aside. Counties and towns are closing summer swimming pools and public facilities. Jobs and growth are stagnant. The federal government is sharply cutting the social service budget, and Medicare et al. are nearing the chopping block. Meanwhile, be assured that despite a bit of fixing here and there, the military and national security budgets will remain essentially unchanged.
Sequential imperial defeats have resulted in a massive hemorrhage of the US treasury, rather than the promised flood of oil wealth from tributary clients. According to a recent scholarly study, the military cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have exceeded $3.2 trillion dollars ("The Costs of War Since 2001", Eisenhower Study Group, June 2011) and is growing at over ten billion a month. The average rate of interest the Fed has had to pay to borrow for the last two decades has been 5.7 percent. However, President Obama is projecting the cost of money at only 2.5 percent. A return to the normal Fed rate would, by 2020, add $4.9 trillion to the cumulative deficit, says Lindsey, more than twice the $2 trillion in savings being discussed in Joe Biden’s debt-ceiling deal.
The crumbling empire has depleted the US treasury. As the Congress and White House fight over raising the debt ceiling, the cost of war aggressively erodes any possibility of maintaining stable living standards for the American middle and working classes and heightens growing inequalities between the top 1% and the rest of the American people. Imperial wars are based on the pillage of the US treasury. The imperial state has, via extraordinary tax exemptions, concentrated wealth in the hands of the super-rich while the middle and working classes have been pushed downward, as only low paid jobs are available. While the super-rich plunder the treasury and intensify the exploitation of labor, the number of middle income jobs is plunging. The burden of sustaining a declining empire, with its the monstrous growth in military spending, has fallen disproportionately on middle and working class taxpayers and wage earners. The military and financial elites' pillage of the economy and treasury has set in motion a steep decline in living standards, income and job opportunities.
As the Obama White House expands its imperial interventions in Pakistan, Libya and Yemen, increasing military and police-state spending, Obama is set to reach budgetary agreements with the far right Republicans, which will savage government health care programs, like MEDICARE and MEDICAID, as well as Social Security, the national retirement program. Prolonged wars have pushed the budget to the breaking point, while the deficit undermines any capacity to revive the economy as it heads toward a 'repeat recession'.
Obama is estimating growth in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at 4, 4.5 and 4.1 percent. But the normal rate for a mature economy recovering from recession is 2.5 percent. Hence, if we return to a normal rate of growth, rather than rise to Obama’s projected rate, says Lindsey, that would add $700 billion to the deficit over the next three years and $4 trillion by 2020. Taken together, a U.S. return to a normal rate of growth of 2.5 percent, higher than today, and a normal rate of interest for the Fed could add as much as $9 trillion to the deficits between now and 2020.
New taxes on millionaires and billionaires who ride around in corporate jets can’t cover a tenth of 1 percent of these deficits. Writes Lindsey, “Only serious long-term spending reduction in the entitlement area can begin to address the nation’s deficit and debt problems.” His conclusion is logical, but seems impossible to achieve when both parties are talking of taking Medicare and Social Security off the table. Which makes his final point all the more compelling: “Under current government policies and economic projections, (bondholders) should be far more concerned about a return of their principal in 10 years than about any short-term delay in interest payments in August.” Lindsey is saying that the probability of U.S. bonds losing face value through inflation or default is high, given the size of the deficits we will be running and the improbability that any deficit-reduction plan now out there can significantly reduce them.
One Chinese economist is already accusing us of defaulting, as the Fed’s flooding of the world with dollars has seen the dollar lose 10 percent of its value against other currencies in the last year. Holding $1 trillion in U.S. debt, China has watched the purchasing power of that U.S. paper plummet. Understandably, Beijing fears that if we ever pay back all they have lent us, it will be in U.S. dollars of far lesser value.
The cause of the deficit-debt crisis has been the explosion in federal spending under Barack Obama to the largest share of the U.S. economy since the climactic years of World War II. Administrations of both parties contributed to this rise in the federal share of gross domestic product. But the GOP committed itself in 2010 to rein it in, without raising taxes. On that pledge the GOP triumphed and should keep its commitment. First, because it is a solemn undertaking with a nation disgusted with politicians who say one thing and do another. Second, because our fiscal crisis, like Europe’s, is a result of too much government, not too little revenue. Third, because there is no credible school of economic thought that says raising taxes on the productive sector when one in six workers is unemployed or underemployed is the way to prosperity.
Almost 20 percent of personal income is "now provided by the government," reports the New York Times. At the start of 2012, the extended unemployment benefits approved by Congress in December 2010, which cover a maximum of 99 weeks per person, will expire. Though the benefits are hardly lavish–a little more than $300 a week for most recipients–their total impact on the economy is huge, because so many Americans are currently taking advantage of them. Moody’s Analytics estimates that when the benefits expire, $37 billion will be taken out of the economy, the New York Times reports. Government benefits that go to poorer Americans, like unemployment insurance, tend to boost consumer spending more than other kinds of stimulus, because people living paycheck to paycheck have little choice but to spend the money, rather than saving it. So the disappearance of jobless benefits will take money out of circulation when economic growth is seeking to gain some traction.
Under Obama these past two years, the nation relied on the U.S. government to pull us out of the ditch. But Obama’s $787 billion stimulus, his three deficits of 10 percent of GDP, and Ben Bernanke’s tripling of Fed assets by buying the bad paper of big banks and $600 billion in U.S. debt all failed. The global economy never truly recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, and right now everyone is keeping their eyes open for the next “Lehman Brothers moment” that will send world financial markets into another tailspin. Fears about the spread of the debt crisis in Europe and about the failure of debt ceiling talks in the United States have really hammered global financial markets.
On July 11, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 151 points. Italian stocks fared even worse. The stock market in Italy fell more than 3 percent the same day. The stock markets in Germany and France fell more than 2 percent each. Everywhere you turn there seems to be more bad news and large numbers of investors are getting closer to hitting the panic button. Hopefully things will cool down soon, because if not we could soon have another full-blown financial crisis on our hands.
For Republicans to agree now to tax increases that would violate their principles, their promises to the voters and their basic philosophy—and be icing on the cake of Obama’s debt-ceiling increase—would be politically suicidal. Indeed, were the Republican Party to do this, it would raise the question of why we need a Republican Party.
U.S. states have the legal right to secede from the union. U.S. courts have proven time and time again that they will incorrectly interpret the U.S. Constitution in order to protect the government's destructive illegal actions while selectively ignoring provisions that protect American's rights. The act of secession is a very powerful tool that should only be used during times in which the Federal Government's actions threaten the freedom and liberty of the citizens they swore to protect. Secession is legal and constitutional because without it there is nothing to keep the Federal Government in check and force them to rein in out of control deficit spending that threatens our very existence as a sovereign nation.