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Remember when Obama and Holder went after Gibson Guitars?
Remember Obama and Eric Holders attack on Gibson Guitars? Back in 2009 the Obama regime raided Gibson Guitars and demanded that its woodwork labor be done overseas. The original excuse by the Obama regime for their raid on Gibson Guitars was environmental concerns. Court documents however, revealed that the raid and legal hassles were from a non-environmental question which country is working on the wood? Thats right, the Obama regime wanted the fingerboards produced outside the U.S. In something that was overlooked at the time but makes a lot more sense now, the Gibson Guitars CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz is a Republican donor.
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Spontaneous Pledge Of Allegiance Interrupts NJ Gun Control Hearing
James Kaleda, who was removed from a Senate Law and Public Safety Committee meeting held in Trenton, NJ, posted an unbelievable video to Facebook on Saturday. The video not only shows Kaledas removal by New Jersey State Troopers, it also shows an amazing Patriotic moment as members of the audience spontaneously interrupt the proceedings by standing and reciting our Pledge of Allegiance.
RED ALERT: Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
Just when we all thought the gun debate was dying down, the Obama administration has said it is now pursuing to sign the UN Arms treaty in the near future. On April 2nd, 2013, the UN general assembly voted 153-4 to proceed with the arms treaty, with the United States voting in favor of the bill.
Casino bill would give city unparalleled control
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing lawmakers to pass a gambling bill that would allow the city to weigh its choice of a casino operator in secret and forbid state regulators from taking away its license.
The legislation also would grant the mayor authority to seize land for a casino and keep not only the gambling profits but also two local taxes and a cut of an upfront fee paid for the right to run the gambling emporium.
It's a mix of power and privileges that gambling experts say has never been bestowed upon any city or casino owner in the country. They also say the measure raises concerns about whether the state would have ample oversight of the nation's first city-owned casino.
"The traditional model is the state and city collect tax revenue, the state regulates and then there is a clear line with the owner-operators running the casino with no connection other than the collection of taxes," said Mark Clayton, a Las Vegas casino regulation expert and former member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. "In this case, that line is more blurred ... and raises legitimate questions about oversight."
Beyond regulatory issues looms the question of who would get to spend the hundreds of millions in gambling money reeled in from slot machines, blackjack tables and roulette wheels.
The measure requires all proceeds from a Chicago casino to go toward school construction and modernization. But the 524-page bill says only that the money would be "transferred to the city" by the new Chicago casino authority. It does not specify whether gambling proceeds would flow through the elected City Council, the Emanuel-appointed Chicago Board of Education or some other arm of the city.
Mayoral spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said Emanuel would work with Chicago Public Schools to spend the money. She would not guarantee that aldermen would get a vote but did say City Council approval would "likely be necessary."
The legislation, which has passed the Senate and is pending in the House, is drawing scrutiny from Gov. Pat Quinn, who twice has vetoed gambling expansion bills he insisted were short on ethical safeguards, education funding and regulatory oversight.
As with the previous two bills, the latest version would add five casinos and allow slot machines at horse racing tracks. The new measure includes provisions aimed at easing the Democratic governor's concerns, including a ban on political contributions from gambling interests and required state approval of the Chicago authority's members.
But the proposal still would allow Chicago's casino to dodge areas of oversight all other Illinois casinos face.
For example, when the Chicago Casino Development Authority sits down to consider the bids from private companies competing to run the casino, it can do so behind closed doors.
The measure calls for Chicago's authority to accept sealed bids, which the city could keep secret under the state's Freedom of Information Act until after it selects a casino operator. By contrast, when the Illinois Gaming Board considers the other new casinos, it will be required to open bids, discuss those proposals, listen to presentations from bidders and make a decision during public meetings.
"The process set up for Chicago definitely is unusual, and I think for something like this where you've got a lot of money at stake, the more transparency, the better," said David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. "It raises a lot of concerns, and if this is how it was going to be selected in my state, I would want some more transparency."
Hamilton noted that the closed-door bidding language was contained in prior gambling bills, including one that predated Emanuel taking office. Asked whether it should stay in the bill, Hamilton did not respond.
Hamilton insisted the mayor is "committed to a robust and transparent procurement process" and pointed to a provision that requires the city to tell state regulators of its bidding procedures ahead of time.
The bill, however, would not give the Illinois Gaming Board power to approve or change the city's bid process. The state regulator's only recourse would be to reject the license for Chicago's operator.
Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said that's good enough, waving aside concerns that the public could be shut out of the decision on who runs a casino responsible for generating millions of dollars in city and state revenue.
"I don't think it's a breach of any ethical code or need for transparency to say that the private bids the city of Chicago gets for their operator might be kept out of public view," said Lang, the bill's House sponsor. "But I would not say that if the Gaming Board didn't have final say on the license."
Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said the governor believes the Gaming Board should have power to approve Chicago's bidding procedures to help state regulators identify any problems early on.
Michigan growers bracing for a stink bug invasion
A tiny insect with a voracious appetite has found its way to Metro Detroit and soon could pose a big threat to Michigan's fruit and vegetable crops.
Called the brown marmorated stink bug, it devours a variety of plants, which has growers and agriculture experts becoming more concerned since there are no state or federal eradication programs.
Last year, the invasive bug from Asia was found in Wayne, Oakland and 10 other Michigan counties, just two years after it was first spotted in Berrien County. It's the latest member on a list of invasive species that have had an impact on the state's plants and lakes, including the emerald ash borer beetle, the zebra mussel and feral swine.
While not yet spotted in Macomb County, growers such as Paul Blake, co-owner of Blake Farms in Armada and Almont, are monitoring their crops for the flat, hungry stink bug invaders.
"We haven't seen it on our farm yet and we are hoping that we don't; however, we are very aware of the stink bugs," said Blake, who grows fruits such as apples, peaches, strawberries and cherries on his 700 acres.
"We have certified scouts coming out once a week who check all of our orchards with magnifying glasses and we set traps so we can be aware of something out in the orchard that shouldn't be there."
Matthew Grieshop, assistant professor with the Michigan State University department of entomology, said a stink bug invasion into more of the state's 83 counties is inevitable. With few natural predators and an abundance of food sources, the invasive insect spreads quickly, invading farm fields and backyard plots and wintering inside homes.
"If the pattern continues like it did out east, yes, it is a matter of time," Grieshop said. "We are in the early invasion stage."
He said he expects a lot of stink bug damage in tree fruit in three to four years. Michigan's fruit and vegetable production has a total economic impact of more than $1.3 billion annually.
"The major concern for us in Michigan is that we are a peninsula," said Diane Smith, executive director of the Michigan Apple Committee, which represents 850 apple growers. "This insect gets in, it doesn't keep moving west to another state. It's locked in by the Great Lakes. It doesn't care what it eats and will go from one crop to the next.
"I think at this point avoiding it is probably not possible.
I think the task now is for researchers to find a way for famers and growers to combat it. Eliminate the pest before it does too much damage and devastates their crops."
Doing a lot of damage
Grieshop said 2010 crop damage by the brown marmorated stink bug in the mid-Atlantic states was horrific.
"There were hundreds of growers who had double-digit to 100 percent losses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey because they got caught flat-footed," Grieshop said. "It has caused million and millions of damage."
The stink bug was discovered in the United States in Allentown, Pa., in 2001 but there are reports it arrived as early as 1996. According to StopBMSB.org, stink bugs have been found in 40 states.
The brown marmorated stink bugs are different from the common brown or green stink bugs found in Michigan. The common variety's population is controlled by predators such as birds, toads, insect-eating animals and parasitic wasps. The brown marmorated bug, which has few natural enemies, gets its smelly moniker from the odor secreted as protection from those predators.
Grieshop described the smell as a combination of cilantro and sweaty socks.
Because the brown marmorated stink bugs are found in so many states and eat all kinds of vegetation, there are no state or federal control or eradication programs, said Jennifer Holton, spokeswoman for the state's Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.
For Blake, using scouts who go through special training programs at MSU is a preventive measure and a money saver since workers don't have to spray crops for bugs that aren't there.
"We farm about 700 acres," he said. "We have 100 acres in apples, 20 acres in strawberries, 10 acres of peaches, 10 acres of cherries, 100 acres of Christmas trees."
Getting rid of a pest
Blake is optimistic something will be developed to combat the bugs such as a pheromone trap or a pesticide. The traps use sex pheromones, powerful chemical attractants emitted by a female insect, to capture the bugs.
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are working on a pheromone trap as well as using a parasitic wasp found in Asia that controls stink bug populations there by laying its own eggs inside those of the stink bug. The wasp's larvae feed on the stink bug eggs.
Grieshop said MSU is working on finding a species that will eat stink bug eggs. But using parasitic insects can be tricky.
"You can't just go somewhere else, grab an insect and release it because sometimes you end up buying yourself as much or more of a problem," Grieshop said, adding the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires researchers to prove any controls won't harm native species.
Smith said there are no clear-cut solutions to get rid of the pest, since many insecticides are ineffective. She said the brown marmorated stink bug is not only a pest to farmers and growers, but also to daily life.
"They create havoc for the everyday person," she said. "They get into your home. You can't get rid of them. And they stink."
Why Barack Obamas imperial presidency is imploding
This has been a nightmare week for Barack Obama, without a doubt the worst of his presidency so far. Steven T. Miller, acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has resigned over his agencys targeting of conservative groups, which even The Washington Post labeled this morning a horror story. Yesterday Obamas Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee on a host of issues including the Benghazi debacle, in what can only be described as a train wreck of a performance. Holder was simply unable or unwilling to answer most key questions, and demonstrated a level of contempt for elected officials in Congress that was breathtaking. It was yet another public relations disaster for the Obama team.
In addition the administration has come under heavy fire over the Justice Departments monitoring of phone records belonging to Associated Press journalists. All this has combined to create a perfect storm in the first year of Obamas second term, a wave of scandals that has been so damaging to the standing of this administration that even The New York Times today carries the headline on its front page: An Onset of Woes Raises Questions on Obama Vision. When even the usually subservient inflight newspaper of Air Force One has doubts over the job the president is doing you know the situation is really desperate for The White House.
George F. Will, one of Americas most influential political commentators, and a columnist for The Washington Post, believes there are echoes of Watergate in both the IRS and Benghazi scandals. As Will wrote earlier this week:
The burglary occurred in 1972, the climax came in 1974, but40 years ago this week May 17, 1973 the Senate Watergate hearings began exploring the nature of Richard Nixons administration. Now the nature of Barack Obamas administration is being clarified as revelations about IRS targeting of conservative groups merge with myriad Benghazi mendacities.
Will doesnt go as far as saying that Barack Obama will suffer the same fate as Nixon. After all, Obama benefits from a Senate controlled by the Democrats. But there is no denying the parallels between the sense of impunity in this White House and that of Richard Nixons four decades ago. In fact its considerably worse on many fronts.
Political analyst Michael Barone warned back in October 2008 of what he called The Coming Liberal Thugocracy, referring to then Senator Obamas call for his supporters to get in their face when confronting Republicans and Independents. Barone argued at the time that Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial and Mr. Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress speech they dont like and seem utterly oblivious to claims this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment.
Barones predictions have been proved correct. As Ive noted in previous pieces, this is a nasty, brutish, imperial-style presidency that is highly intolerant of dissent, and which goes out of its way to target political opponents. It is ironic that one of the journalists threatened by the Obama White House in recent months has been Bob Woodward, one of two Washington Post reporters who originally broke the Watergate scandal, and who was immortalised in the 1976 Oscar winner All The Presidents Men, where he was played by Robert Redford. Woodward was warned back in February by White House economic adviser Gene Sperling that he would regret remarks he made on the sequester issue. Other writers, including Bill Clintons former special counsel Lanny Davis, have faced similar threats.
Is it any surprise that conservative groups have been targeted en masse by the federal government following the kind of deeply unpleasant rhetoric used by Vice President Joe Biden, who supported the charge by Democrat Congressman Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania that Tea Party Republicans had acted like terrorists over the debt issue? Biden has been a master of this kind of divisive, heated language, telling union members at an AFL-CIO rally in Detroit in September 2011 that you are the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates. At the same rally, Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa declared: "President Obama, this is your army, and we are ready to march. Everybody heres got a vote. If we go back, and we keep the eye on the prize, lets take these son of a bitches out and give America back to America where we belong. Needless to say, President Obama remained silent on both the Biden and Hoffa remarks, and in the following year called on his supporters to take revenge against Republicans at the ballot box.
This week, thanks to unprecedented levels of Congressional and mainstream media scrutiny of the actions of the Obama administration, the American people have been given a powerful insight into the way in which this presidency has operated. For far too long, the Obama administration has acted like an imperial court rather than a government that is accountable to the nation. The White Houses culture of arrogance and impunity, coupled with a deeply unpleasant vindictiveness, is increasingly there for all to see. Suppression of political dissent, a callous disregard for the loss of American life in Benghazi, and the relentless rise of big government these will be three of the most of enduring images of Barack Obamas imperial presidency.
9/11 Widow & lawyer sanctioned for motions which "reflect anti-Semitism in a raw and ugly form."
A federal court in New York has sanctioned the widow of a 9/11 victim as well as her attorney, for filing "a series of offensive insinuations, unmistakably anti-Semitic." California Attorney Bruce Leichty and Appellant Ellen Mariani were both chided and fined by the court in an 11-page decision dated May 15th. The case, Ransmeier v. UAL Corporation, et al., was heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. "We conclude that Appellant and her attorney's conduct in prosecuting this appeal was frivolous and offensive," the court proclaimed, "and therefore warrants the imposition of sanctions."
Our October 2012 run-down '9/11 Widow Faces Sanctions For Objecting To Judges Israeli Ties' was dubbed an "excellent article" by the Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund and explains how the 9/11 widow and her lawyer were threatened with sanctions for "deeply troubling personal slurs" against U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein.
The court's decison filed Wednesday chides Leichty for making "personal slurs against Judge Hellerstein and his family" and alleges "In fact, on closer observation, Leichty's real argument is that Judge Hellerstein cannot be impartial because he is Jewish."
The court also sanctioned Mariani, one of the few 911 survivors who had the nerve to refused to be paid off. They noted that Mariani "is a veteran of federal court litigation" and that she signed a motion which included "some of the most offensive allegations against Judge Hellerstein." The court concluded therefore that "Mariani, too, is therefore jointly responsible with her attorney for the double costs imposed by this Order."
As we previously reported, Mariani's April 19, 2012 brief noted in part that "Judge Hellerstein and his wife Mildred are known to be active supporters of Israeli causes, and it is implausible that Judge Hellerstein would not at least be on inquiry notice of the affiliations of his son's law firm and the connections of his son's clients to Israeli and Israeli-linked defendants in a case before him, particularly in a case of the magnitude of the 911 case." It continued "It is not plausible that Judge Hellerstein, a highly-educated and connected supporter of Israeli causes, was unaware of the connections of his son's law firm."
Ironically, in their May 15th decision, the court in the Mariani case repeatedly referred to Gallop v. Cheney, another case in which a 9/11 victim sued the government, only to have her case thrown out and financial sanctions imposed. [See Bush court dismisses 9/11 suit against Bush officials, orders sanctions, globalresearch.ca.]
The court closed the decision noting that they were actually being easy on the two, once again referring to the April Gallop case: "Although we have authority to impose additional sanctions in the form of fines or attorney's fees on Mariani and Attorney Leichty, see Gallop III, 660 F.3d at 586, we decline to do so at this time. We trust that this relatively public reprimand will suffice to prevent similar transgressions in the future."
Below are some of the highlights (or rather lowlights) of the courts excoriating admonitions of the Plaintiff and Counsel who 'dared' to question the integrity of a public servant. The entire PDF of the ruling can be see here.
"Our other concern with Mariani's second appeal was the disturbing manner in which she and her counsel prosecuted it. We noted, in particular, the 'discreditable tone' of her filings. Ransmeier, 486 F. App'x at 893. We also wrote that her briefs featured 'an escalating series of ad hominem attacks on opposing counsel and bombastic challenges to the integrity of the district court,' id., which culminated with the particularly offensive Motion to Supplement the Record to introduce 'newly-discovered evidence' of the district court's alleged partiality. Id. This purported 'evidence' consisted of little more than a series of offensive insinuations, unmistakably anti-Semitic, about Judge Hellerstein, his family members, their professional work and some of their personal charitable activities. We therefore ordered Mariani and her counsel to show cause why they should not be sanctioned in the amount of double costs."
"...we also impose sanctions where the conduct of the sanctioned litigant or attorney evinces bad faith or an egregious disrespect for the Court or judicial process. We recently sanctioned attorneys who 'repeatedly and in bad faith accused the Court of bias, malice, and general impropriety.' Gallop v. Cheney (Gallop III), 660 F.3d 580, 584 (2d Cir. 2011) (per curiam),..."
"These technical deficiencies, however, pale alongside the ludicrous arguments Leichty makes in support of the Motion. Leichty's main argument is, in sum, that Judge Hellerstein is partial to defendants and must recuse himself because his adult son, an attorney, at one point was employed by a law firm in Israel that at some time represented two companies that might have an indirect connection to some of this case's defendants. He also makes reference to certain religiously-oriented philanthropic activities of the family, which he says evince partiality."
"...This leads us to the question of why the Motion was brought. Leichty's behavior belies the possibility that he was motivated by a belief that the Motion would be successful. Rather than making good-faith legal arguments, his Motion seems to us to be nothing more than a vehicle for making personal slurs against Judge Hellerstein and his family. In fact, on closer observation, Leichty's real argument is that Judge Hellerstein cannot be impartial because he is Jewish. The papers filed in support of the Motion reflect anti-Semitism in a raw and ugly form. For a private citizen to make such spurious and offensive suggestions is bad enough. For an attorney admitted to this Court to make them in court pleadings is unpardonable. We note, of course, that no law or court may prevent Leichty from believing what he chooses to believe. In most contexts, he may also say the things he says. What he is not allowed to do, however, is to let his misguided views cloud his judgment regarding what arguments may properly be made to this Court. In other words, we do not sanction him here for harboring anti-Semitic views. Rather, we impose sanctions against him because he allowed those views to prompt him to submit frivolous and grossly insulting arguments to this Court. See Gallop III, 660 F.3d at 585-86 (sanctioning an attorney who allowed 'his emotional reaction . . . to further undermine his legal judgment and interfere with his duty to provide thoughtful and reasoned advice to his client').To deter Leichty from acting similarly in the future, and to warn other lawyers about the consequences of similarly egregious behavior, we impose sanctions on Attorney Leichty in the form of double the costs incurred by Ransmeier in responding to the Motion..."
'The rule that the sins of the lawyer are visited on the client does not apply in the context of sanctions,' and we therefore must 'specify conduct of the client herself that is bad enough to subject her to sanctions.' Gallop III, 660 F.3d at 584....Mariani, however, is a veteran of federal court litigation, and she affirmatively admits that she 'worked closely' with Attorney Leichty in preparing the Motion to Supplement the Record. Decl. of Ellen Mariani in Support of Motion at 1. Indeed, it is the declaration filed under her name, and signed with her signature, that includes some of the most offensive allegations against Judge Hellerstein. Mariani, too, is therefore jointly responsible with her attorney for the double costs imposed by this Order.
For the foregoing reasons, it is hereby ORDERED that Appellant Ellen Mariani and her attorney Bruce Leichty are SANCTIONED in the amount of double the costs incurred by Ransmeier in responding to the Motion. They shall be jointly and severally liable for the amount, which shall be paid within sixty days of entry of this order. Although we have authority to impose additional sanctions in the form of fines or attorney's fees on Mariani and Attorney Leichty, see Gallop III, 660 F.3d at 586, we decline to do so at this time. We trust that this relatively public reprimand will suffice to prevent similar transgressions in the future.
US plans to militarily penetrate Africa
The U.S. is preparing to militarily penetrate the African continent by building up its military resources within the Mediterranean Sea, says Rick Rozoff, manager of the Stop the NATO organization.
IRS Scandal Headlines: More Than Meets the Eye
More than targeting political enemies is involved. More on than below. The practice is longstanding. Republican and Democrat administrations use the IRS abusively.
RULES ARE RULES!
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 10:39:41 -0700
Subject: RULES ARE RULES!
Roy Mullins wrote:
Good news: It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina.
The Bad news: Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.
The Good news: A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the Governmental Regulations.
The Bad news: The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective.
Well okee-dokey then, and the pictures tell the rest.
As always the Government knows
what is best for us
REMEMBER, RULES ARE RULES!
Don't ever let common sense get in the way
of a Government Regulation.
And now they decide your health care!!
Self reliance under seige as EU herbal regulations take hold
The "all knowing" think they can govern the land, the plants, traditional herbal medicine, and each individual person, however they choose. That's why they have begun implementing the European Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive all across Europe.
EXPOSED: Angelina Jolie part of a clever corporate scheme to protect billions in BRCA gene patents, influence Supreme Court decision (opinion)
Angelina Jolie's announcement of undergoing a double mastectomy (surgically removing both breasts) even though she had no breast cancer is not the innocent, spontaneous, "heroic choice" that has been portrayed in the mainstream media. Natural News has learned it all coincides with a well-timed for-profit corporate P.R. campaign that has been planned for months and just happens to coincide with the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the viability of the BRCA1 patent.
Israel Threatens More Syrian Attacks
May 15 is Nakba Day. It follows Israel's May 14 Independence Day. This year was no exception.
Russia sends at least 12 warships to Syria
In a move considered aggressive by US and European officials, Russia has sent at least 12 warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Tartous, Syria.
Barnhardt: On Benghazi And eExpendable Faggotsf
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, along with the rest of the regime players, murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens. It was a hit. It wasnft incompetence. It wasnft deer-in-the-headlights collective inaction. It wasnft a kidnapping plot gone wrong. It was a hit.
The whole incompetence argument is simply the domain of moral and intellectual cowards who insist upon seeing the world through rose colored glasses and deny objective reality. My contempt for these people knows no bounds. Itfs one thing to be stupid. It is quite another to be a coward. Cowardice is a pure moral choice. This is why courage is the fruit of the Third Sorrowful Mystery (the crowning with thorns). If courage was a genetic phenotype, as baseline intelligence largely is (as opposed to willful ignorance), then Our Lord would not desire that we pray for the grace of courage every day. Show me someone arguing that the Obama regime is incompetent and Ifll show you a quivering little coward.
Next is the whole gkidnapping plot gone wrongh argument. Sorry. It doesnft hold water. First, the theory that Obama wanted to do a prisoner exchange of Ambassador Stevens for the Blind Sheik right before the election in order to look like some sort of hero is simply ludicrous. Americans would have been repulsed and disgusted by such a move. Americans donft cotton to capitulation to kidnappers. And releasing the Blind Sheik? No, this would have worked against Obama in public opinion. The fact of one of our Ambassadors being kidnapped at all would have come off as a sign of profound weakness, and releasing the Blind Sheik would have pegged the needle on the olf wimp-o-meter.
Next, this kidnapping scenario assumes that the Obama regime was relying on fairly contested elections, had no election fraud teams in place in the major metro areas of the swing states, and/or was truly Nixonian in its desire for a unanimous victory. Again, nope. They clearly werenft going for a unanimous or near-unanimous electoral college sweep as Nixon was trying to do. They were all about targeted fraud in the swing states. They had no care or concern about winning Kansas, Wyoming or Oklahoma. The motives simply donft match up.
Finally, we have to ask why the Clintons were co-conspirators in the murder of Stevens. WHY are the Clintons a.) participating in the initial murder of Stevens and b.) not throwing Obama and Jarrett under the bus? The Obama machine stole the 2008 primaries from Hillary, and both Bill and Hillary personally loathe Obama and his Chicago crew. Why this unholy demonic alliance?
Because Chris Stevens was a lynchpin in the running of arms by the Obama regime and Clintonfs State Department in full cooperation with each other to the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda through Libya. And yes, it is absolutely sane and appropriate to assume that Huma Abedin (Hillaryfs consigliere and daughter of high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood leaders) figures into this. Both Obamafs White House and Hillaryfs State Department were mutually and equally tied to this arms running, and both of their bacons were equally in the fire. The Obama White House, I am convinced, has plans for the retention of power beyond 2016 (Michelle?), and Hillary thinks she is going to be POTUS from 2017-2025. The bottom line is that the duumvirate of the most dangerous, evil psychopaths on the face of the earth decided for slightly different reasons that Ambassador Stevens needed to be dead in order to cover the gunrunning to the Muslim Brotherhood, and so together, they killed him. They withdrew all of his security (at the behest of the State Department), told the Muslim Brotherhood that it was all-clear, guaranteed that there would be no response or retaliation to an attack (only the Oval Office could issue the stand-down order), and even put the cherry on top by instantly framing the entire hit as some sort of musloid blasphemy propaganda. That was just gratuitous. Sickeningly gratuitous.
If it had been a kidnapping plot, Chris Stevens would have been KIDNAPPED. Remember, he had almost no security in the end. He wouldnft have been gang raped, killed and then had his dead body gang raped again.
The Clintons have a long history of having people murdered, all the way back into the early 1980s in Arkansas. Vince Foster. Ron Brown. These people are psychopaths and murderers. You have to deal with this.
The Obama machine, being neo-Stalinist, is also murderous, having seen to the assassination of at least three of Barryfs sodomy partners from Trinity UCC cult on the South Side of Chicago. Purely as an aside, donft you think that it is odd that an attention whore like Jeremiah Wright saw three members of his cult murdered within just a few weeks of one another and never said a WORD publicly about that? No demands for a full FBI investigation on the front steps. No march through the streets with Jesse Jackson and Fr. Pfleger demanding that justice be done and that the targeted killings of his flock be given the highest priority by law enforcement. Nope. Nothing. Itfs almost as if Wright was neither surprised nor alarmed by the rapid serial killing of his gparishionersh. I wonder what POSSIBLE EXPLANATION there could be for that?
Sadly, Chris Stevens was just another gexpendable faggoth in the eyes of the Obama-Clinton machine. He was a dead man the day he accepted the position. And doesnft it seem odd that the Obama-Clinton machine would send a known sodomite man to be the ambassador to an unstable, backward muslim country to begin with? Again, it was probably done intentionally as a last-ditch hedge, an ace-up-the-sleeve as it were. Stevens could be killed, and then turned into some sort of sodomite martyr as a last-ditch plan. But, they didnft need that. They had the gblasphemy videoh. Eyeroll.
Finally, I would like to reiterate that the ultimate gexpendable faggoth is Barry himself. I worry. I worried terribly after he showed up stoned to the first debate. I continue to worry now. Barry the man is in no way any sort of intellectual driver behind the regime. He is a puppet, a facade, a lazy imbecile and sodomite and nothing more. If the drivers decide that he is worth more dead than alive, assassinating their gexpendable faggoth would be the mother of all Reichstag Fires, and would likely result in instant suspension of the Constitution and martial law. IF BARRY IS ASSASSINATED, THE FIRST THING THAT A TEXAS, A KANSAS, AND ANY OTHER REMNANT STATES LOYAL TO THE CONSTIUTION SHOULD DO IS SECEDE. LIKE, WITHIN MINUTES.
And you people keep paying taxes into this.
Stunner: Who Is Suddenly Telling Liberal Jackals To Attack Obama?
When Chris Matthews files for divorce from Barack Obama, you know the world is upside down.
When the liberal online rag, Politico, features a clip of Matthews saying, [Obama] obviously likes giving speeches more than he does running the executive branch, were through the Looking Glass.
The liberal jackals are stalking their own leader, the President. After making mind-bending excuses for Obamas disastrous presidency, theyve suddenly heard a supersonic whistle, and theyre out for blood.
Jonathan Turley, famous liberal constitutional lawyer, is counting Obamas sins, ranging far beyond the current IRS and AP phone-tapping scandals.
James Goodale, former lawyer for the NY Times, is writing, at the Daily Beast, Obama is fast becoming the worst national security press president, worse than Nixon, and it may not get any better.
Liberal radio host Bill Press is calling for Obama to fire Eric Holder. Charley Rangel says, No one believes that the president has given us a sufficient answer [to the IRS and DOJ scandals].
Representative Zoe Lofgren and NBCs Brian Williams are down Obamas neck.
Just a few weeks ago, after the Boston bombing, Obama was unassailable. He was still the king with his own people. Now, hes turning into lunch meat.
Liberals could be shouting and claiming that the IRS targeting of conservative, patriot, and constitutional groups had nothing to do with Obama, that hes entirely innocent, that he just got rid of the IRS chief and all is well
but theyre not saying it.
They could be insisting that the DOJ tapping AP phones was all on Eric Holder, and Obama had nothing to do with it
but theyre not saying it.
The current press virus is: Obama is Nixon.
Whats going on?
Whos giving liberals the order to go after Obama? Who shifted the political wind overnight?
Yesterday, I examined Watergate from the perspective of Nixons betrayal of the Rockefeller family. That was the key to his ouster from the presidency. The Washington Post was used as the attack dog. Are we looking at something similar here?
Has Obama failed to live up to his promises to people far more powerful than he is? If so, what is his betrayal?
Is it simply the fact that the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations have chosen Hillary Clinton as the next president and in order to make that happen, major diversions have to guide the press and public away from her role in the Benghazi catastrophe? Is that why were suddenly seeing the IRS and DOJ scandals erupting?
Rockefellers Trilateral Commission (TC) certainly wields enough power to torpedo Obama, if they want to. And they surround Obama.
Patrick Wood, author of Trilaterals Over Washington, points out there are only 87 members of the Trilateral Commission who live in America. Obama appointed eleven of them to posts in his administration.
Keep in mind that the original stated goal of the TC was to create a new international economic order. Consider the following TC members, who have held Obama posts:
Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary;
James Jones, National Security Advisor;
Paul Volker, Chairman, Economic Recovery Committee;
Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence.
In the run-up to his inauguration after the 2008 presidential election, Obama was tutored by the co-founder of the Trilateral Commission, Zbigniew Brzezinski.
The TC is the hand that feeds Obama. Has he bitten it?
Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote, four years before birthing the TC with his godfather, David Rockefeller: [The] nation state as a fundamental unit of mans organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.
A closer look at Tim Geithners circle of economic advisers reveals the chilling Trilateral effect: Paul Volker; Alan Greenspan; E. Gerald Corrigan (director, Goldman Sachs); and Peter G Peterson (former CEO, Lehman Brothers, former chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations). These men are all Trilateral members.
How many foxes in the hen house do we need, before we realize their Trilateral agenda is controlling the direction of our economy?
Any doubt on the question of TC goals is answered by David Rockefeller himself, the founder of the TC, in his Memoirs (2003):
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.
So yes, if the Trilateral Commission wanted to sink Obamas presidency, they could call that shot. They could radically influence press coverage of the president, they could pull strings and end the worshipful celebration of Obama as the great prophet. They could bring hard doom to him.
Nixon started imposing tariffs on imported goods. That was his Waterloo. He ran afoul of the massive Rockefeller free trade agenda. What has Obama done?
Is he stalling on war with Iran? Has he gone too far in his embrace of Islamic partners? Has he finally balked at continuing the war in Afghanistan?
Setting economic and political policy for the US is a prime operation of the Trilateral Commission. If Obama has crossed swords with the TC, he would be treading on very dangerous ground.
From the shadows of history, let me give you an illustration of how far and deep the TC can reach. It really does boggle the mind.
Here is a close-up snap shot of a remarkable moment in the form of a conversation between a reporter, Jeremiah Novak, and two Trilateral Commission members, Karl Kaiser and Richard Cooper.
The interview took place in 1978. It concerned the issue of who exactly, during President Carters administration, was formulating US economic and political policy.
The careless and off-hand attitude of Trilateralists Kaiser and Cooper is astonishing. Its as if theyre saying, What were revealing is already out in the open, its too late to do anything about it, why are you so worked up, weve already won
NOVAK (the reporter): Is it true that a private [Trilateral committee] led by Henry Owen of the US and made up of [Trilateral] representatives of the US, UK, West Germany, Japan, France and the EEC is coordinating the economic and political policies of the Trilateral countries [which would include the US]?
COOPER: Yes, they have met three times.
NOVAK: Yet, in your recent paper you state that this committee should remain informal because to formalize this function might well prove offensive to some of the Trilateral and other countries which do not take part. Who are you afraid of?
KAISER: Many countries in Europe would resent the dominant role that West Germany plays at these [Trilateral] meetings.
COOPER: Many people still live in a world of separate nations, and they would resent such coordination [of policy].
NOVAK: But this [Trilateral] committee is essential to your whole policy. How can you keep it a secret or fail to try to get popular support [for its decisions on how Trilateral member nations will conduct their economic and political policies]?
COOPER: Well, I guess its the press job to publicize it.
NOVAK: Yes, but why doesnt President Carter come out with it and tell the American people that [US] economic and political power is being coordinated by a [Trilateral] committee made up of Henry Owen and six others?After all, if [US] policy is being made on a multinational level, the people should know.
COOPER: President Carter and Secretary of State Vance have constantly alluded to this in their speeches.
KAISER: It just hasnt become an issue.
Source: Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management, ed. by Holly Sklar, 1980. South End Press, Boston. Pages 192-3.
Of course, although Kaiser and Cooper claimed everything being manipulated by the Trilateral Commission committee was already out in the open, it wasnt.
Their interview slipped under the mainstream media radar, which is to say, it was ignored and buried. It didnt become a scandal on the level of, say, Watergate, although its essence was far larger than Watergate.
If the mainstream press had made hay out of this interview, had reported it widely, and commented upon it with relentless fervor and disgust and shock (a pipe dream, to be sure); if the interview had been pushed and publicized as a scandal of the greatest depth; if ensuing denials and distractions had been cast aside; the exposure of the Trilaterals would have shaken the countrys foundations, and the press would have had to admit all their coverage of government was a farce and a cartoon.
US economic and political policy run by a committee of the Trilateral Commission the Commission had been been created in 1973 as an informal discussion group by David Rockefeller and his sidekick, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who would become Jimmy Carters National Security Advisor.
Shortly after Carter won the presidential election, his aide, Hamilton Jordan, said that, if after the inauguration, Cy Vance and Brzezinski came on board as secretary of state and national security adviser, Weve lost. And Ill quit. Lost because both men were powerful members of the Trilateral Commission and their appointment to key positions would signal a surrender of White House control to the Commission.
Vance and Brzezinski were appointed secretary of state and national security adviser, as Jordan feared. But he didnt quit. He became Carters chief of staff. He gave up.
Thats the kind of power were talking about. Barack Obama would merely be a minor figure blowing in the wind, if the TC decided hed betrayed them. Obamas administration is stacked with TC members.
They could foment the sudden liberal opposition to this president, which has bloomed overnight like a mushroom in the dark.
No one at the moment is playing the race card for Obama, which has been an effective strategy. No one in the press is claiming that Obamas Republican opponents are racists. Why not?
The IRS and DOJ scandals are manageable. By themselves, absent the press firestorm, they can be contained. Eric Holder can go. The IRS chief has already been dispatched to nowhere land. The president can claim immunity from these two doofuses. Indeed, he may try that.
As long as his liberal allies keeping pounding on the fact that hes a great president who has been served badly by his inferiors, the ship could hold water. But right now, thats not happening. The sudden sea change is swamping the boat.
Remember, with Watergate, we saw a successful attack on the US Attorney General, John Mitchell, on the way to nailing Nixon and knocking him out of the box. That Rockefeller operation worked like a magic machine.
Eric Holder, the current Attorney General, has just testified before Congress that he doesnt know anything about anything. Hes pretty much said, Ask me a question about any scandal and Ill plead vast ignorance. Thats my defense.
Holder is ripe for a takedown. And then the press hounds would be that much closer to pinning blame on Obama himself.
Im not saying Obama will be impeached or will resign although in politics, never say never. Im saying his presidency, such as it is, could be destroyed very quickly among and by his own supporters.
The clue here, again, is the sudden and boggling liberal press turnaround, their all-out assault on Obama. This kind of thing doesnt happen by accident. It certainly doesnt happen from the bowels of the presidents rabid worshipers. But it is happening.
That means marching orders. That means screws have been turned by people who expect and demand and can count on obedience. Those people are players who live far above government. Government is their mechanism, as is the press, when it needs to be.
And right now, it needs to be.
IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed serious concerns that the IRS is empowered as the laws chief enforcer.
Fully repealing ObamaCare will help us build a stronger, healthier economy, and will clear the way for patient-centered reforms that lower health care costs and protect jobs, Boehner, R-Ohio, said.
Obamacare empowers the agency that just violated the publics trust by secretly targeting conservative groups, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. Even by Washingtons standards, thats unacceptable.
Sen. John Cornyn even introduced a bill, the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013, which would prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate, including the IRS, from enforcing the Affordable Care Act.
Now more than ever, we need to prevent the IRS from having any role in Americans health care, Cornyn, R-Texas, stated. I do not support Obamacare, and after the events of last week, I cannot support giving the IRS any more responsibility or taxpayer dollars to implement a broken law.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also reacted to the revelation late Thursday, stating the news was stunning, just stunning.
ABC News Abby D. Phillip contributed to this report.
Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet
A couple of new studies reveal the gun-control hypesters worst nightmare
more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing. What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center.
According to DOJs Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. gun-related homicides dropped 39 percent over the course of 18 years, from 18,253 during 1993, to 11,101 in 2011. During the same period, non-fatal firearm crimes decreased even more, a whopping 69 percent. The majority of those declines in both categories occurred during the first 10 years of that time frame. Firearm homicides declined from 1993 to 1999, rose through 2006, and then declined again through 2011. Non-fatal firearm violence declined from 1993 through 2004, then fluctuated in the mid-to-late 2000s.
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And where did the bad people who did the shooting get most of their guns? Were those gun show loopholes responsible? Nope. According to surveys DOJ conducted of state prison inmates during 2004 (the most recent year of data available), only two percent who owned a gun at the time of their offense bought it at either a gun show or flea market. About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.
While firearm violence accounted for about 70 percent of all homicides between 1993 and 2011, guns were used in less than 10 percent of all non-fatal violent crimes. Between 70 percent and 80 percent of those firearm homicides involved a handgun, and 90 percent of non-fatal firearm victimizations were committed with a handgun. Males, blacks, and persons aged 18-24 had the highest firearm homicide rates.
The March Pew study, drawn from numbers obtained from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found a dramatic drop in gun crime over the past two decades. Their accounting shows a 49 percent decline in the homicide rate, and a 75 percent decline of non-fatal violent crime victimization. More than 8 in 10 gun homicide victims in 2010 were men and boys. Fifty-five percent of the homicide victims were black, far beyond their 13 percent share of the population.
Pew researchers observed that the huge amount of attention devoted to gun violence incidents in the media has caused most Americans to be unaware that gun crime is strikingly down from 20 years ago. In fact, gun-related homicides in the late 2000s were equal to those not seen since the early 1960s. Yet their survey found that 56 percent believed gun-related crime is higher, 26 percent believed it stayed about the same, and 6 percent didnt know. Only 12 percent of those polled thought it was lower.
The Pew survey found that while women and elderly were actually less likely to become crime victims, they were more likely to believe gun crime had increased in recent years. On the other hand, men, who were more likely to become victims, were more likely know that the gun rate had dropped.
Those gun crime rates certainly arent diminishing for lack of supply
at least not for law-abiding legal buyers. Last December, the FBI recorded a record number of 2.78 million background checks for purchases that month, surpassing a 2.01 million mark set the month before by about 39 percent. That December 2012 figure, in turn, was up 49 percent from a previous record on that month the year before. FBI checks for all of 2012 totaled 19.6 million, an annual record, and an increase of 19 percent over 2011.
Firearms sellers can thank the gun-control legislation lobbies for much of this business windfall. Marked demand increases have been witnessed over the past five years thanks to the 2008 and 2012 elections of U.S. historys most successful, if unintentional, gun salesman as president. The firearms market got a huge added boost after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut activated a renewed legislative frenzy.
If that gun-purchasing fervor has abated with the defeat of several congressional regulation proposals, as Im sure it has, you surely wouldnt have known it by witnessing the overwhelmingly enormous annual NRA convention in Houston earlier this month. Attendance was estimated to be more than 70,000 people from all over the country.
Those attendees werent all guys either
not by a long shot. Last year, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that participation by women increased both in target shooting (46.5%) and hunting (36.6%) over the past decade. Also, 61% of firearm retailers responding to a NSSF survey reported an increase in female customers. A 2009 NSSF survey indicated that the number of women purchasing guns for personal defense increased a whopping 83 percent.
Is John Lott, the author of More Guns, Less Crime right? Does the rapid growth of gun ownership and armed citizens have anything to do with a diminishing gun violence trend? His expansive research concludes that state shall issue laws which allow citizens to carry concealed weapons do produce a steady decrease in violent crime. He explains that this is logical because criminals are deterred by the risk of attacking an armed target, so as more citizens arm themselves, danger to the criminals increases.
Whether or not you buy that reasoning, and it does make sense to me, what about the notion that tougher gun laws have or would make any difference? With the toughest gun laws in the nation, Chicago saw homicides jump to 513 in 2012, a 15% hike in a single year. The citys murder rate is 15.65 per 100,000 people, compared with 4.5 for the Midwest, and 5.6 for Illinois.
Up to 80 percent of Chicago murders and non-fatal shootings are gang- related, primarily young black and Hispanic men killed by other black and Hispanic men. Would tightening gun laws even more, or requiring background checks, change these conditions?
Gwainevere Catchings Hess, president of the Black Womens Agenda (BWA), Inc., an organization that strongly advocates strict gun-control legislation, rightly points out that In 2009, black males ages 15-19 were eight times as likely as white males the same age, and 2.5 times as likely as their Hispanic peers to be killed in a gun homicide.
Those are terrible statistics, but here are some others. Today, 72% of black children are born out of wedlock, as are 53% of Hispanic children and 36% of white children. Back in 1965, 25% of black children were born out of wedlock, nearly one-third fewer. As a result, promiscuous rappers, prosperous dope peddlers and street gang leaders are becoming ever more influential role models. Its probably no big stretch of imagination to correlate such grossly disproportionate crime and victimization rates with comparably staggering rates of single-parent families, those without fathers in particular.
Yet in the general population, and although the agenda-driven media hasnt noticed, we can be grateful that gun violence has been trending downward since 1993 when it hit its last peak. Dont want to credit a rise in gun ownership and concealed carry by law-abiding citizens for this good news? Fine. But then, dont imagine that gun legislation is the reason or answer either. Leave that illusion to gun-control cheerleaders in the media.
IRS Seizes 60 Million Medical Records Without a Warrant
The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.
According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data. This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents, the complaint reads. No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records, it continued.
CA Jack Booted Cops Bust Into Home Without Warrant Taze Homeowners
In a shocking video of police brutality, police in Cotati, California respond to an anonymous call about alleged domestic violence by kicking in the door before tazing a man and his wife
Amidst all this...life goes on
Its double the fun atop Campbell Ewald in Warren where a second peregrine falcon egg hatched today, according to the ad agency.
Obama to Announce Major US Nuclear Force Cuts
by Executive Action?
President Barack Obama is set to announce a new round of strategic nuclear warhead reductions in the near future as part of a disarmament agenda that could reduce U.S. strategic warheads to as few as 1,000 weapons.
Harris County District Attorney to investigate Texas abortion doctor
After releasing Life Dynamics, Inc.'s video, The Harris County authorities and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating a local doctor accused of performing late-term abortions. Life Dynamics did not release the name of the abortion doctor, but the pro-life group Operation Rescue later released their investigation revealing his name as Douglas Karpen.
WHITE HOUSE WANTS POSTERS TO PROMOTE GUN CONTROL
A group of influential pastors and ministers recently met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House where the Vice President called on them to use their influence to help pass President Barack Obamas new gun control measures. Of course, these measures include the outlawing of all semi-automatic rifles, outlawing high-capacity magazines, and establishing a government-mandated national gun registration policy, which is subtly identified as Universal Background Checks. These measures were recently defeated in the US Senate, so now the White House is calling on the clergy to help sell this gun grab to Americas churches.
US seizes top Bitcom exchange as crackdown begins
Russia Today: The US Department of Homeland Security seized a payment processing account Tuesday belonging to Mt. Gox, the largest international Bitcoin trader, claiming the monetary exchange service falsified financial documents.
Will the U.S. violate its own laws by arming rebels in Syria?
As the Obama administration contemplates its next moves in Syria, a decision that is now more pressing with Israel twice bombing Syria in the past week, U.S. credibility hangs in the balance.
Monsanto Sees Elitism in Social Media-Fanned Opposition
opponents who want to block genetically modified foods are guilty of elitism thats fanned by social media and fail to consider the needs of the rest of the world, Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant said.
The global population is growing and food consumption will rise even faster as people enter the middle class and eat more protein, the head of the worlds largest seed maker said in an interview. Those who can pay more for organic food want to block others from choosing more affordable options, Grant said.
A researcher collects leaf samples from a soybean plant in a greenhouse at the Monsanto Co. Chesterfield Village facility in Chesterfield, Missouri. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
There is this strange kind of reverse elitism: If Im going to do this, then everything else shouldnt exist, Grant said at Monsantos St. Louis headquarters yesterday. There is space in the supermarket shelf for all of us.
Opponents question studies from the National Research Council and others that found engineered foods are no more risky than crops developed through conventional techniques. An outpouring of concerns was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its decision last week to conduct an environmental impact statement on herbicide-tolerant crops, rather than a briefer study.
More than 400,000 people signed a petition to the USDA opposing approval of Dow Chemical Co. (DOW)s 2,4-D tolerant corn and soybeans, and 31,000 form letters were submitted opposing dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton developed by Monsanto and BASF SE (BAS), the worlds largest chemical maker.
The advent of social media helps explain why many people in the U.S. have come to oppose genetically engineered crops in recent years, Grant said.
Id feel a whole lot better if it was marinated a little on where is that extra chicken going to come from or who is going to grow the new bushel, Grant, who is also Monsantos chairman, said in the interview.
Crops engineered to withstand herbicide, tolerate disease and kill insects will play an important role in helping farmers meet rising food demand on limited arable land, Grant said.
Plant breeding does much more to increase crop yields than genetic modification, said Charles Benbrook, a research professor at Washington State Universitys Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. Engineering crops to tolerate herbicides makes farmers jobs easier, while increasing the publics exposure to chemicals such as dicamba and 2,4-D that have been linked to reproductive problems, he said.
Most of the people that become motivated to engage the political issues have become convinced that going down the road of genetically engineered foods is not the way to meet the needs of a food insecure population, Benbrook, who submitted his own studies opposing approval of the Dow and Monsanto crops, said in a telephone interview today.
Monsanto spends about half of its $1.5 billion research and development budget on biotechnology and the other half on breeding.
Some people lose sight of the bigger global picture, the CEO said.
This place is getting busier and more crowded, Grant said. As long as youve got money in your back pocket and you drive your station wagon to the supermarket on weekends, then its out of sight out of mind, so far.
The best way to help alleviate hunger is for the world to reduce food waste, eat less meat, and restore soil fertility, Benbrook said. Still, genetic engineering is beginning to produce crops that benefit consumers, such as Monsantos Vistive soybeans that produce healthier oils, he said.
Opponents on social media are capitalizing on an increased public interest in how their food is produced, Grant said.
And the sad piece of this is, it ends up either or, Grant said. So you get conventional agriculture or broad scale or however you define it, and organic. I think were going to look back on this period and say, How on earth did that ever become the fight that it became.
Grant said his dicamba-tolerant crops should still be approved around mid-decade, roughly on schedule with the companys own timeline, because scientists at the USDA will review the applications objectively. The technology will be added to Monsantos Roundup-tolerant crops to help farmers control weeds that are no longer killed by Roundup herbicide.
In the U.S., we have a system that works, Grant said.
He praised Mark Lynas, a 1990s British campaigner against genetically modified foods who publicly apologized in a January speech for starting what Lynas now calls an anti-science movement.
That was a gutsy thing to do, and its a healthy conversation, Grant said
New documents on my web page
We need a formal national investigation to expose the direction in which our presidents have been taking us. Our country and our people are being forced to change into something which is taking them away from their rightful constitutional heritage. Such an investigation should not be conducted by government officials. We need respectable and trustworthy citizens to conduct it, so that we may avoid mis-management. If anybody has any ideas, along these lines, please reply with your suggestions on how best to go about it. You will find attached a cavalcade of presidents showing destruction of our constitutional rights and our American heritage, are being destroyed by those who hold the presidents chair. One thing for sure, we are going in the wrong direction if we concede to a Small Arms Treaty!
The problem is how do we find people who are truly qualified to become members of such a panel of constitutionally guided persons, those who will not distort the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, nor deny the proper solution to our dilemma? Rand Paul is the first person I can think of. Who else can you suggest?
Remember the old saying: The condition upon which God has given liberty to man is eternal vigilance, which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
.John Philpot Curran
One of our big worries is: how are we to keep from servitude, if we are gradually and totally disarmed under such a treaty? The answer is, we cant! Lets reminisce
In the early days when the American republic was officially established (1789), every able-bodied man was required to own a gun. Records were then kept by the county assessor in every county, making sure that every able-bodied man participated in militia training. Each man, from 18 to 45, if not disabled, was required to report to a Brigade Inspector for his militia training, pay a small fee to cover the expenses of his training, and provide his own gun. The Revolutionary War having been finished, George Washington then used his generals for teaching farmers how to handle arms and be soldiers.
The Revolutionary War was fought by civilians. Those who owned guns had military firearms. When the war first began, the people at large were not well disciplined. As president, George Washington, seeking to permanently remedy this situation, developed the 1790 Plan for the Militia in which he called for the great body of the people, every man of proper age and ability of body being bound by the social compact to perform, personally, some degree of military duty so that the people themselves would be a perpetual barrier against interference into their liberties.
On January 8, 1790 Washington said: A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.
..To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
All men were held thus responsible, whether uniformed and enlisted in the Army, or whether not uniformed and not a member of the Army. This plan later became a law in 1792.
The great body of the people today are once again faced with the same problem: interference into their liberties and the means they are supposed to have to safe guard their rights and freedom. The keystone of their liberties, the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights, its intention and permanence are being ignored by ridiculous treaties.
History proves that it is impossible for a nation to keep from servitude if they become totally disarmed! Not only is it the intention of todays impractical leaders to stop U.S. citizens from owning firearms and installing servitude, the people will also be stopped from owning land, from voting for representatives of their own choosing, they will also be subject to selective breeding having its undesirable impact on them!
Wake up, Americans!
Cradle-to-grave control is being planned. How will you stop the progressive (so called) when you are totally disarmed? According to reports, Barack Obama is scheduled to have the Small Arms Treaty be put on his desk for his signature on June 3rd. That gives us two weeks as of May 15th to get the word around to oppose Obamas authority to sign this treaty. Do not forget the American principle of constitutional government is that the Bill of Rights is not subject to repeal, revoke or the rescinding process.
We, must protest our rights, and demand that a national investigation be opened in order to expose the direction into which our country and our people are being led. Disarmed citizens have no rights! Do not wait until the gates are closed!
The attached record of the last 13 presidents , entitled: Corrupt Practices and Misuse of Power, will prove that a deliberate plan is underway to move our people under an international authority and to eliminate our sovereignty and independence.
Second Amendment Committee
Here's something of interest for you
Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just 6 months ago. They send every Kenworth (9 trucks) we had here in Alaska to North Dakota and several drivers. They just bought two new Kenworth's to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it. They also bought two new cranes (one crawler & one rubber tired) for that division.
Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND than Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6 years.
Williston is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps down there since there are no rooms available.
Unemployment in ND is the lowest in the nation at 3.4 percent last I checked.
See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fueling North Dakota 's economy?
Here's an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information:
About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest.
The host said to Forbes, "I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?" Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, "more than all the Middle East put together."
The U. S.. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only scientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big.
It was a revised report (hadn't been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota, western South Dakota, and extreme eastern Montana.
Check THIS out:
The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska 's Prudhoe Bay , and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion barrels), at $107 a barrel, we're looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3 trillion.
"When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor.
They had no idea.." says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature's financial analyst.
"This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years," reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette .
It's a formation known as the Williston Basin , but is more commonly referred to as the 'Bakken.' It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada .
For years, U. S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end. Even the 'Big Oil' companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago.
However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken's massive reserves, and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL !!!!!!
That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight.
And if THAT didn't throw you on the floor, then this next one should - because it's from 2006 !!!!!!
U.. S. Oil Discovery - Largest Reserve in the World
Stansberry Report Online - 4/20/2006
Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world.
It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction.
In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted.
With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?
They reported this stunning news: We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.
Here are the official estimates:
8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
18 times as much oil as Iraq
21 times as much oil as Kuwait
22 times as much oil as Iran
500 times as much oil as Yemen
and it's all right here in the Western United States !!!!!!
HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy. WHY?
James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we've got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East , more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped. That's more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today, reports The Denver Post .
Don't think 'OPEC' will drop its price even with this find? Think again! It's all about the competitive marketplace, it has to.
Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?
Got your attention yet? Now, while you're thinking about it, do this:
Pass this along. If you don't take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time
you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING, you forfeit your right to complain.
Now I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you sent this to every one in your address book.
By the way, this can be verified. Check it out at the link below !!!!!!
Mainstream Media Tactic: Label All Opposing Views As Conspiracy Theories
What does the mainstream media do when they dont want to discuss a real issue that diverts away the topic from political theater? Simply deem it a wild conspiracy theory and pretend it doesnt exist.
Poll: Majority in Michigan now support gay marriage
A majority of Michiganians supports gay marriage and broadening rights for homosexuals, a dramatic reversal from just a few years ago, according to a statewide poll released Tuesday to The Detroit News and WDIV-TV Channel 4.
Support for same-sex marriage has increased to 56.8 percent, up 12.5 percentage points from last year movement fueled largely by shifting opinions from Republicans and independents, the poll of 600 registered voters by the Glengariff Group Inc. showed.
The support is in contrast to 2004, when Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
That year, Glengariff found 24 percent of state voters supported gay and lesbian marriages. Now, 54 percent would repeal the ban and replace it with an amendment to allow same-sex marriages, the poll found.
"I don't think I've ever seen a policy question move as quickly as this one," said Richard Czuba, president of Glengariff, a Chicago-based firm that has polled about Michigan's attitudes on gay marriage and civil unions regularly since 2004.
The poll comes as partisans await a U.S. Supreme Court decision on two cases related to gay marriage and debate is roiling within the Republican Party over its opposition to the unions. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed legislation making his state the 12th to recognize same-sex marriages and the third alone this month.
The poll, which was conducted from May 8 to Friday, found at least 90 percent of Michigan voters favor some legal protections for homosexuals, while at least 65 percent favor changes to laws allowing for civil unions, inheritance rights, adoption, domestic benefits and hate crime protections. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Czuba said the change is propelled by acceptance more residents know gays and lesbians and belies the perception that rank-and-file Republicans overwhelmingly oppose gay marriage.
Support for it increased among voters who identify themselves as Republicans to 36.5 percent this year from 20 percent last year. It rose to 50.6 percent from 36 percent among independents and to 75 percent from 71 percent among Democrats over the same period, the poll found.
A majority of younger voters favor same-sex marriage. Regionally, support is strongest in southeast Michigan, the poll found. It was weakest in western Michigan, 42 percent, and mid-Michigan, 38 percent.
Weekly churchgoers were the biggest opponents with 58 percent against the marriages, the poll found.
"Back in 2004, this was very much a wedge issue for Republicans," Czuba said. "The shoe is on the other foot. This is still a values issue, but it's one of equality rather than 'stop this.' "
Not so, said Michigan Republican National Committeeman David Agema.
"The vast majority of people understand the family unit is the basic basis of our society," Agema said.
"If (gay marriage) were to pass nationwide, I fear what kids would be taught in school. If it's a government-sanctioned lifestyle, hate crimes would begin for those speaking out against it, and we would lose our freedom of speech. Then they would come to churches and take tax-exempt status away from churches that didn't support the lifestyle. That's what happened in other countries."
Agema has become a lightning rod after sharing an article on Facebook recently that called homosexuality a "filthy lifestyle." Several Republicans called for his resignation and argued he hurt the party as it strives to become more inclusive and attract younger voters.
Agema isn't backing down. Republicans shouldn't either, said Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, a Republican primary hopeful for U.S. Senate last year. Standing firm against gay marriage could attract blacks, Hispanics and union members to the party, Glenn said.
Despite the poll's findings, party faithful decide primary elections and remain "intensely opposed" to gay marriage, said Leon Drolet, a former Republican state representative who is gay.
"Someone has to lose an election for being too anti-gay before politicians start getting nervous," said Drolet, chairman of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance.
The stance may win elections in safe districts now, but it's a loser in the long run, he said.
"It's sucking energy out of the Republican Party and sucking the youth out of the Republican Party," he said.
Gay rights legislation still faces challenges in the Republican-controlled state Legislature. Efforts to include gays in the state's civil rights law, the Elliott Larsen Act, have failed for years.
Similar bills should be introduced soon, while a campaign to drum up support to repeal the constitutional ban on gay marriage is planned in anticipation of a 2016 ballot proposal, said Emily Dievendorf, managing director for Equality Michigan, a Detroit-based bipartisan gay and lesbian group seeking to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
"The momentum that is building nationally is really shining a bright light on how far behind Michigan is," she said. "It's embarrassing to all of us."
US dictatorship and its free fall
In 2000, a criminal conspiracy overthrew the government of the United States through violence, threats of violence and massive fraud.
In light of what many believe to be the upcoming collapse, world war, economic meltdown, climate sabotage, global pandemics and radiation threats, key evidence has been brought forward.
The oft spoken of New World Order is now much more than conspiracy or myth. The United States is now and has been little more than a colony, to be bled dry.
It is now clearly recognized that this organization stands ready to destroy the last vestiges of human civilization in service of some indiscernible goal. Ascribing the term reptilian to these machinations is an insult to a viper.
Some Have Had Enough
In recognition of the current state of emergency, leaders of Americas military and intelligence community loyal to constitutional authority have taken exception with the continuity of governmental and command authority.
This is not a specific challenge to the Obama presidency but rather a clear recognition of the seizure of political authority in the US (and most other western nations) has ended all representative government.
By this standard, all governmental actions of the United States since that time will be null and void. However, the dead will still be dead, the maimed and despondent, countless in number, may look for what solace they can.
The old dialectic, republic or democracy is passé, much of the world exists under the slavery of a New World Order or is awaiting doom. Not all will pass into the darkness as sheep, as happened in America and her allies.
The People against the New World Order
Legally, George W. Bush was never the President of the United States, according to legal opinions now under broad acceptance with Americas top commanders.
Authorities now cite the election of former Vice President Al Gore. The same authorities demand both the restoration of the Gore presidency and the impeachment of Gore for failure to assume office though legally elected.
Records of Supreme Court deliberations during their bizarre move against the constitution in 2000 show that they were aware, not just of broad electronic vote rigging but that five court members were fully involved in a plot against the United States, knowingly complicit in a coup that involved broad threats of violence, blackmail and bribery on a massive scale.
New information on the 2000 election, information now in the hands of top military officials in the US, conclusively proves that Americas government is in free fall.
The evidence, leaked by top Pentagon commanders, tells a story now very easy to believe, a story of hate, of greed and, especially of brutal totalitarian intent.
A group closely aligned with a not so hidden world government made up of financial criminals, oil and defense corporations, groups like the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderbergers and extremist groups that penetrated all western military and intelligence commands exercised a violent overthrow of the government of the United States.
The operational planning group was the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), tasked with rigging the 2000 election, organizing the corporate media behind the coup.
As some may remember, the Supreme Court appointed George W. Bush as president, on a 5/4 vote on pure party lines. Retired Justice Sandra Day OConnor, in recent public revelations has strongly hinted at the courts legal misconduct in 2000.
Less publicly, secret deliberations, now in the hands of key leaders, penetrate the secrecy behind this critical time. The Supreme Court, led by a five-member cabal at the heart of the coup, knowingly abrogated states rights, separation of powers and equal protection provisions of the constitution to empower a criminal conspiracy intent on unleashing an American dictatorship on the world as a super-cop.
As early as 1999, PNAC had announced the need for a new Pearl Harbor to condition the American people to accept a consolidation of totalitarian authority and a permanent state of warfare.
The subsequent planning and execution of 9/11 was only one aspect of the broader plan; seizing the government, 9/11, suspending civil rights, rigging congressional districts, instill true believers in military and government and setting up a multi-national world government to manage a quasi-global slave state.
Experts in nearly every field all agree on one thing, collapse is imminent.
Restoration of constitutional authority, the basis of all oaths of allegiance for those serving with the authority of the republic requires the restoration of said republic and its last elected president. Thus, Albert Gore is the last legally elected president and must, by law, fulfill his term of office.
Two branches of government are, technically, in rebellion against the United States.
The Supreme Court of the United States has strayed, an understatement of Olympic proportions.
Evidence of a conspiracy against the court to overthrow the government exists. Dissenting members of the court were subject to threats of violence against their persons and families as was President Gore.
This has been confirmed.
Subsequent acts of the court, the utter and absolute failure to uphold constitutional guarantees time and time again has been a travesty.
It has been treasonous, from Citizens United to the congressional redistricting which denied equal protection and representation to over 100 million Americans.
When the Supreme Court allowed suspension of habeas corpus, all semblance of representative government ended.
When they allowed murder, kidnapping and torture, ending all due process, they became war criminals.
The Horrible House
The US House of Representatives is now a tyranny controlled entirely by minority party under the control of criminal elements. Nearly half the members of the majority party would lose their seats but for bizarre gerrymandered districts, some geographies of phantasmagorical mien.
The 2012 Mob Ploy
During the 2012 election, drug cartel kingpin Mitt Romney received over $1 billion in contributions, much from narcotics, human trafficking and gambling backers.
Gambling boss, Sheldon Adelson spent $100 million, a number personal cited by President Obama.
Prior to the election, documents were released by sources within the FBI and Mexican intelligence agencies revealing that Mitt Romney, working closely with the Castro government and former members of Soviet intelligence services, managed hundreds of secret slush fund offshore accounts for key government and military leaders.
These accounts were funded through the generous contributions of the Mexican drug cartels and the CIAs burgeoning narcotics operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This relationship, which some believed began with Carlos Salinas and Mitt Romney at Harvard, actually began generations before. The Bush/Romney financial partnership, built, initially on profits from Nazi war industries, now dwarfs even the Rothschild cartel for funds under management.
DHS, Neither Home Nor Secure
The Department of Homeland Security is an Israeli controlled organization tasked by the New World Order to infect every aspect of American society in lieu of a declaration of full martial law.
The Wanta, Reagan, Mitterand Protocols
As things are now, only the Wanta trillions can save the United States from the grip of the New World Dis-Order.
Keeping America ignorant of the truth about the protocols is vital to those who continue to bleed America dry.
At one time, speaking of a trillion dollars was considered absurd. In recent years, despite obfuscation, psychological operations, disinformation, propaganda and simply corrupt news Imagineering, the public has learned that banks created funny money, amounting to what is now estimated to be $5 quadrillion dollars.
That would be 5 million billion dollars or 5,000 trillion dollars.
Dont worry, none of it is real. We call this money derivatives. $10 trillion of the US national debt is money invented to keep foreign banks alive that got confused, they were no longer able to tell their real from their phony cash.
They were considered too big to fail.
The largest poke of real cash in the world is money accumulated by Ameritrust Corporation, solely controlled by Lee Wanta, former Reagan White House Intelligence Chief.
A trading platform for world currencies, including and especially the Soviet ruble, eventually yielded a very real $27 trillion, of which nearly one third belonged to Wanta personally.
The rest was to be used to finance the future of the United States as a debt free nation in perpetuity. That wouldnt be allowed!
The Wanta cash is real. Most of the $27 trillion has long been distributed to Bush cronies, the international banking cartel that overthrew the US government and put little Bush in the oval office, much to the dismay of the human race.
Wanta sat in a Swiss dungeon as the Bush cartel plundered the birthright of the American people.
However, well over $7 trillion has been located and legally assigned for payment to Lee Wanta. Al Gore knows. The Pentagon knows.
The Bush family knows.
Federal courts have ordered the Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve to remit the funds, now deposited with the International Monetary Fund.
Military leaders in the United States are hesitant to continue sitting on their hands with Wantas offer on the table, a massive pay-down of the national debt and broad private financing of massive public works projects in the United States.
The Ticking Clock
There is a war within our own government and military. The forces that would ask President Obama to step down from office voluntarily on constitutional grounds are, oddly enough, closely aligned with Secretary of Defense Hagel and Chairman of the JCOS, General Martin Dempsey.
They are, in fact, Obama supporters.
Against them are the very real forces of darkness, that vast conspiracy spoken of so many years ago by First Lady Hillary Clinton.
The grand conspiracy, the New World Order, is playing a new game, inventing wild conspiracies over Benghazi, a wild narrative of conjecture and fabrication intended to ensnare those who are stupid enough to accept facts from corporate controlled media.
While this dance continues, America is either being dragged into world war over Syria or, through failure to show leadership, will be supplanted throughout the Middle East and Central Asia by Russia and China.
America is, it seems, addicted to its own lies.
While the clock is ticking, maybe ticking away Americas final hours, will oaths be kept, will courage take hold, will bold and daring action confront the monster that has been feeding off so many of us for so long?
Anti-Assad Forces: Caught in the Act Again
Previous articles discussed Washington-supported death squads in Syria. It's common practice in all US direct and proxy wars.
IRS Wont Say If It Will Comply With Congressional Demand for All Communications and Names Involved in Discriminating Against Tea Party Groups
The Internal Revenue Service has given no indication to the House Ways and Means Committee about whether it will respond to the committees demand, delivered in writing last Friday, that the agency hand over copies of all internal communications containing the words tea party, patriot, or conservative and the names and titles of all IRS officials involved in discriminating against tea party and conservative groups when they submitted applications for tax-exempt status.
IRS spokesmen also did not respond to repeated emailed and telephone inquiries that CNSNews.com made between Friday afternoon and Tuesday morning asking if the IRS intended to comply with the committees demand--and if not, why not.
On Friday, the Associated Press broke the news that Lois Lerner, head of the IRSs Exempt Organizations division, had told an American Bar Association conference that the IRS had targeted for heightened scrutiny groups whose tax-exempt status applications included the words tea party or patriot.
"That was wrong, Lerner said. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases for further review.
"The IRS would like to apologize for that," Lerner said.
The AP reported that Lerner claimed the practice was initiated by low-level IRS workers in Cincinnati and was not politically motivated.
After this news broke, Rep. Charles Boustany, chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, sent a letter to Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller. The letter instructed the IRS to provide the committee by Wednesday with all communications containing the words tea party, patriot or conservative," and the names and titles of all individuals involved in this discrimination."
On Friday afternoon, after the committee sent this letter to the IRS, CNSNews.com contacted IRS spokesman Dean J. Patterson via telephone and asked him a series of written questions by email. One of the questions was: Does the IRS intend to comply with this request?
The IRS did not respond to CNSNews.com on Friday.
On Monday, morning CNSNews.com asked IRS Spokesman Patterson via email: Will the IRS comply with the committees request to provide these things by Wednesday?
When IRS Spokesman Patterson had not responded by Monday afternoon, CNSNews.com followed up with this if question: If the IRS does not intend to comply with the House Ways and Means Committee's request for all communications containing the words tea party patriot or conservative and the names and titles of all individuals involved in discriminating against tea party and conservative groups by subjecting their applications for tax exempt status to heightened scrutiny, on what basis would the IRS refuse such a request from the congressional committee that has oversight over it?
On Tuesday morning, CNSNews.com asked the House Ways and Means Committee if the IRS had indicated to the committee whether it intended to comply with the committees request for the communications and names. A committee spokesperson said: We have not yet received a response from the IRS or gotten indication that they will respond. The spokesperson noted that the date we requested all materials is tomorrow.
CNSNews.com then contacted the IRS press office again and was put through to the voicemail of IRS Spokesman Patterson. CNSNews.com left a message asking, again, whether the IRS intended to comply with the committees request.
CNSNews.com then contacted IRS Spokesman Anthony Burke and put the question to him verbally and via emails that were carbon copied to both Burke and his colleague Patterson.
These IRS spokesmen did not immediately respond.
Acting IRS Commissioner Miller is now scheduled to testify in the Ways and Means Committee on Friday alongside Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, whose office has conducted an as-yet unpublished audit of the IRS in this matter
Progressive Group: IRS Gave Us Conservative Groups' Confidential Docs
The progressive-leaning investigative journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressive group nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt status was pending.
U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars
That It Will Publicly Admit
Today US military operations are involved in scores of countries across all the five continents. The US military is the worlds largest landlord, with significant military facilities in nations around the world, and with a significant presence in Bahrain, Djibouti,Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Kyrgyzstan, in addition to long-established bases in Germany, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and the UK. Some of these are vast, such as the Al Udeid Air Force Base in Qatar, the forward headquarters of the United States Central Command, which has recently been expanded to accommodate up to 10,000 troops and 120 aircraft.
Defending The Truth About the UNs Small Arms Treaty
While the main stream media tries to vilify anyone that opposes their socialist agenda I cannot help but be amused at their tactics. The truth now more than ever continues to come out at lightning speed. This direct effect comes from the tireless efforts of real reporters seeking the truth, while the mainstream media (MSM) and paid off newspapers try to collectively minimize the damage through lies and deception. We are making a difference and the MSM is now having to report on issues they once refused to cover, including the truth about the United Nations Small Arms Treaty.
Convicted Baby Butcher Gosnell Shocked at Murder Verdicts
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder, and Fox News producer Kristin Brown was inside the courtroom when the jury delivered the verdict. She described Gosnell as completely taken aback and shocked when he was found guilty of the first-degree murder charges.
Master of doom Marc Faber is feeling gloomy about Canada
Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, was late to arrive to our Tuesday live discussion at Inside the Market alongside David Rosenberg. But we posed some of the questions you left for him in a later telephone conversation.
Police Drone Crashes into Police
The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff's Office had a big day planned. After becoming the first department in the country with its own aerial drone ($300,000!), they were ready for a nice photo op. And then the drone crashed into a SWAT team.
The Case For Impeachment
In Article II, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution states, The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Ground broken on $3.4 billion Homeland Security complex
Washington notables broke ground on the future home of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, symbolically starting construction on the biggest federal building project in the Washington area since the Pentagon 68 years ago.
Presidents of ABC, CBS News Have Siblings Working at White House, Linked to Benghazi
The uncomfortable relationship between the corporate media and the White House has been an issue that needs to be exposed, and weve pointed out the fusion of MSNBC and the Obama Administration already.
The same IRS that targeted conservative groups for punitive audits will be demanding your private health insurance records in January
By now, everyone is aware that the IRS has been caught red-handed conducting politically-motivated audits of conservative non-profit groups. Non-profits that taught the Constitution or even mildly criticized the federal government were targeted for special scrutiny, and the IRS demanded they turn over names of all their donors and volunteers.
Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, is having a busy year hopping around the country, cutting ribbons at secret bases and bringing to life the agencys greatly expanded eavesdropping network.
Watergate Was For Amateurs: Justice Department Spied For Months On Associated Press Reporters
And so the final curtain falls on the myth of what was supposed to be, in its own words, the "most transparent administration" in history.
Boys to Shower with Girls in California Public Schools
Parents, how would you feel if you found out that your junior or senior high school daughter was showering with a boy at school? Then how would you feel if you were told by the school that there is nothing they or you can do about it?
Russia Not to Tolerate Further Israeli Attacks on Damascus
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while in Shanghai, was given a sharp dressing-down by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a warning that Russia would not tolerate further Israeli attacks on Damascus and would respond.
Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders?
FBI: New Orleans shooting likely 'street violence'
Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 17 people, police said.
How Elites and Media Minimize Dissent and Bury Truth Paul Craig Roberts
Over the last several years I have watched the rise of an important new intellect on the American scene. Ron Unz, publisher of The American Conservative, has demonstrated time and again the extraordinary ability to reexamine settled issues and show that the accepted conclusion was incorrect.
Gangster State America Paul Craig Roberts
There are many signs of gangster state America. One is the collusion between federal authorities and banksters in a criminal conspiracy to rig the markets for gold and silver.
Stephen Hawking and the Boston Globe: Two Breaks in the Wall
Its hard to know which is the bigger deal, Stephen Hawkings BDS-inspired decision to drop out of a high-powered conference in Israel (a country he has visited several times before) or the Boston Globes endorsement of Hawkings protest. Both actions would have been virtually inconceivable five years ago, and both reflect the broader impatience of mainstream, high-prestige Western institutions and personalities with Israels intensifying land-grabbing on the West Bank and its longstanding practice of using the never-ending peace process to camouflage policies of slow-motion ethnic cleansing.
Report from Occupied Terrority...Texas-Israel
As the old saying goes, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" Little did I know back in 1989 that the famed Republic of Texas was gradually coming under the influence of a surreptitious, foreign influence: Israel. That scab of ignorance was painfully and suddenly ripped off last week when I became aware that the Texas state legislature would be recognizing May 8th officially as "Texas-Israel Day". My shock and revulsion led to deep anger. How could this be happening in the Lone Star State?
USDA Sticks It to Monsanto and Dowat Least Temporarily
Back in early 2012, the US Department of Agriculture seemed on the verge of approving new genetically modified crops from agrichemical giants Monsanto and Dow. The two companies were pushing new corn and soy varieties that would respond to the ever-expanding problem of herbicide-tolerant superweeds by bringing more-toxic herbicides into the mixand likely ramping up the resistance problem, as I explained at length in a post at the time.
Ginsburg: Roe gave abortion opponents a target
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she supports a woman's right to choose to have an abortion, but feels her predecessors' landmark Roe v. Wade ruling 40 years ago was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target.
Detroit insolvent, EM Kevyn Orr says
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr says the city of Detroit's cash-flow crisis makes it "insolvent" and unable to borrow more money to mask over debts being made worse by skipping millions in payments for retiree pensions and health care.
The Vaccine Hoax is Over. Documents from UK reveal 30 Years of Coverup
Andrew Baker ( FFN),- Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents showing that government experts have
1. Known the vaccines dont work
2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent
3. Known they are a hazard to children
4. Colluded to lie to the public
5. Worked to prevent safety studies
Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.
Educated parents can either get their children out of harms way or continue living inside one of the largest most evil lies in history, that vaccines full of heavy metals, viral diseases, mycoplasma, fecal material, DNA fragments from other species, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (a sterilizing agent) are a miracle of modern medicine.
Freedom of Information Act filed in the US with the CDC by a doctor with an autistic son, seeking information on what the CDC knows about the dangers of vaccines, had by law to be responded to in 20 days. Nearly 7 years later, the doctor went to court and the CDC argued it does not have to turn over documents. A judge ordered the CDC to turn over the documents on September 30th, 2011.
On October 26, 2011, a Denver Post editorial expressed shock that the Obama administration, after promising to be especially transparent, was proposing changes to the Freedom of Information Act that would allow it to go beyond declaring some documents secret and to actually allow government agencies (such as the CDC) to declare some document non-existent.
Simultaneous to this on-going massive CDC cover up involving its primary health not recommendation but MANDATE for American children, the CDC is in deep trouble over its decades of covering up the damaging effects of fluoride and affecting the lives of all Americans, especially children and the immune compromised. Lawsuits are being prepared. Children are ingesting 3-4 times more fluoride by body weight as adults and [t]he sheer number of potentially harmed citizens persons with dental fluorosis, kidney patients tipped into needing dialysis, diabetics, thyroid patients, etc numbers in the millions.
The CDC is obviously acting against the health of the American people. But the threat to the lives of the American people posed by the CDCs behavior does not stop there. It participated in designed pandemic laws that are on the books in every state in the US, which arrange for the government to use military to force unknown, untested vaccines, drugs, chemicals, and medical treatments on the entire country if it declares a pandemic emergency.
The CDCs credibility in declaring such a pandemic emergency is non-existent, again based on Freedom of Information Act. For in 2009, after the CDC had declared the H1N1 pandemic, the CDC refused to respond to Freedom of Information Act filed by CBS News and the CDC also attempted to block their investigation. What the CDC was hiding was its part in one of the largest medical scandals in history, putting out wildly exaggerated data on what it claimed were H1N1 cases, and by doing so, created the false impression of a pandemic in the US.
The CDC was also covering up e financial scandal to rival the bailout since the vaccines for the false pandemic cost the US billions. And worse, the CDC put pregnant women first in line for an untested vaccine with a sterilizing agent, polysorbate 80, in it. Thanks to the CDC, the number of vaccine-related fetal demise reports increased by 2,440 percent in 2009 compared to previous years, which is even more shocking than the miscarriage statistic [700% increase].
The exposure of the vaccine hoax is running neck and neck with the much older hoax of a deadly 1918-19 flu. It was aspirin that killed people in 1918-19, not a pandemic flu. It was the greatest industrial catastrophe in human history with 20-50 million people dying but it was blamed on a flu. The beginning of the drug industry began with that success (and Monsanto was part of it). The flu myth was used by George Bush to threaten the world with another pandemic flu that could kill millions a terror tactic to get pandemic laws on the books in every state and worldwide. Then the CDC used hoax of the pandemic hoax to create terror over H1N1 and to push deadly vaccines on the public, killing thousands of unborn children and others. (CDC will not release the data and continues to push the same vaccine.)
The hoax of the vaccine schedule is over, exposed by FOIAs in the UK.
The hoax of the CDCs interest in childrens lives has been exposed by its refusal to respond to a doctors FOIAs around its knowledge of vaccine dangers.
The 1918-19 pandemic hoax has been exposed by Dr. Karen Starkos work on aspirins role in killing people.
And despite refusing to respond to FOIAS, the CDCs scandalous hoax of a 2009 flu pandemic and its part in creating it, was exposed by CBS NEWS.
And the Obama administration, in attempting to salvage the last vestige of secrecy around what is really happening with vaccines, by declaring agency documents non-existent, has made its claim of transparency, non-existent.
But pandemic laws arranging for unknown vaccines to be forced on the entire country are still in place with HHS creating a vaccine mixture that should never be used on anyone and all liability for vaccines having been removed. Meanwhile, a Canadian study has just proven that the flu vaccine containing the H1N1 vaccine which kills babies in utero, actually increases the risk of serious pandemic flu.
Americans who have been duped into submitting their children to the CDCs deadly vaccines, have a means to respond now. People from every walk of life and every organization, must
1. take the information from the UK FOIAs exposing 30 years of vaccine lies, the refusal of the CDC to provide any information on what it knows about those lies, and the Obama Administrations efforts to hide the CDCs awareness of those lies, and go to their state legislatures, demand the immediate nullification of the CDC vaccine schedule and the pandemic laws.
2. inform every vet. active duty military person, law enforcement people, DHS agents and medical personnel they know, of the vaccine hoax, for their families are deeply threatened, too, but they may not be aware of it or that they have been folded into agency structures by the pharmaceutical industry (indistinguishable from the bankers and oil companies) that would make them agents of death for their country with the declaration of a pandemic emergency or bio-terrorist attack. It is completely clear now that the terrorism/bioterrorism structures are scams so that any actions taken to protect this country using those laws would in fact be what threatens the existence of Americans.
It was aspirin that killed millions in 1918-19. Now it is mandated and unknown, untested vaccines with banned adjuvants in them that threaten the country with millions of deaths. At the same time, the CDC is holding 500,000 mega-coffins, built to be incinerated, on its property outside Atlanta. Not to put to fine a point on this, but its clear now that the CDC should not be involved in any way with public health.
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we know that vaccines are not a miracle of modern medicine. Any medical or government authority which insists vaccines prevent diseases is either ignorant of government documents (and endless studies) revealing the exact opposite or of the CDCs attempts to hide the truth about vaccines from the public, or means harm to the public.
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we know the vaccine schedule is a hoax.
The health danger to American children and adults are vaccines.
Andrew Baker via Food Freedom News
Bill Gates Polio Vaccine Program Caused 47,500 Cases of Paralysis Death
The vaccination policy and the Code of Practice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation ( JCVI): are they at odds?
The U.S. has Spent $8 Trillion Protecting the Straits of Hormuz
A group of nine student journalists from the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative have created a website as part of a project to report on the US energy security situation. An incredibly interesting article on the site, and written by Dana Ballout, looks at how oil travels around the world on the seas, and where the vulnerable choke points are.
James P. Tucker, Jr., 'Bilderberg Hound,' Dead at 78
James P. Tucker, Jr. (12/31/1934 4/26/2013), famed Bilderberg Hound, author of Jim Tuckers Bilderberg Diary, passed away yesterday due to complications he suffered following a fall.
Rand Paul: Obama is working with anti-American globalists plot[ting] against our Constitution.
The New York Times calls Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) one of the Republican Partys rising stars. The Daily Beast says hes a smoother, more pragmatic political operator than his father, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Tex.). All that seems true. So riddle me this: Whats the upside for Paul to put his name on e-mails like this one, which landed in my inbox this morning?
U.S. Urban Trees Store Carbon, Provide Billions in Economic Value, Finds State-By-State Analysis
From New York City's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, America's urban forests store an estimated 708 million tons of carbon, an environmental service with an estimated value of $50 billion, according to a recent U.S. Forest Service study. Share This:
Annual net carbon uptake by these trees is estimated at 21 million tons and $1.5 billion in economic benefit.
In the study published recently in the journal Environmental Pollution, Dave Nowak, a research forester with the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research Station, and his colleagues used urban tree field data from 28 cities and six states and national tree cover data to estimate total carbon storage in the nation's urban areas.
"With expanding urbanization, city trees and forests are becoming increasingly important to sustain the health and well-being of our environment and our communities," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "Carbon storage is just one of the many benefits provided by the hardest working trees in America. I hope this study will encourage people to look at their neighborhood trees a little differently, and start thinking about ways they can help care for their own urban forests."
Tens of thousands of people volunteered to plant and care for trees for Earth Day and Arbor Day this year, but there are opportunities all year long. To learn about volunteer opportunities near your home, visit the Arbor Day Foundation.
The Forest Service partners with organizations like the Arbor Day Foundation and participates in programs like Tree City USA to recognize and inspire cities in their efforts to improve their urban forests. Additionally the Forest Service is active in more than 7,000 communities across the U.S., helping them to better plan and manage their urban forests.
Nationally, carbon storage by trees in forestlands was estimated at 22.3 billion tons in a 2008 Forest Service study; additional carbon storage by urban trees bumps that to an estimated 22.7 billion tons. Carbon storage and sequestration rates vary among states based on the amount of urban tree cover and growing conditions. States in forested regions typically have the highest percentage of urban tree cover. States with the greatest amount of carbon stored by trees in urban areas are Texas (49.8 million tons), Florida (47.3 million tons), Georgia (42.4 million tons), Massachusetts (39.6 million tons) and North Carolina (37.5 million tons).
The total amount of carbon stored and sequestered in urban areas could increase in the future as urban land expands. Urban areas in the continental U.S. increased from 2.5 percent of land area in 1990 to 3.1 percent in 2000, an increase equivalent to the area of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. If that growth pattern continues, U.S. urban land could expand by an area greater than the state of Montana by 2050.
The study is not the first to estimate carbon storage and sequestration by U.S. urban forests, however it provides more refined statistical analyses for national carbon estimates that can be used to assess the actual and potential role of urban forests in reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
More urbanization does not necessarily translate to more urban trees. Last year, Nowak and Eric Greenfield, a forester with the Northern Research Station and another study co-author, found that urban tree cover is declining nationwide at a rate of about 20,000 acres per year, or 4 million trees per year.
Carbon Storage by Urban Trees
State: Carbon Stored (tons)
Texas 49,800,000 Florida 47,300,000 Georgia 42,400,000 Massachusetts 39,600,000 North Carolina 37,500,000 New York 35,400,000 California 34,600,000 Pennsylvania 31,700,000 New Jersey 30,900,000 Connecticut 25,700,000 Ohio 25,300,000 Michigan 25,200,000 Tennessee 20,800,000 Alabama 20,600,000 Illinois 20,600,000 South Carolina 19,100,000 Virginia 18,300,000 Washington 15,200,000 Maryland 13,100,000 Missouri 12,400,000 Louisiana 11,600,000 Indiana 10,700,000 Wisconsin 10,400,000 Minnesota 10,200,000 Oregon 8,900,000 Arkansas 8,500,000 Mississippi 8,200,000 New Hampshire 7,900,000 Kentucky 7,100,000 Arizona 6,000,000 West Virginia 5,700,000 Kansas 5,300,000 Colorado 4,800,000 Oklahoma 4,800,000 Rhode Island 4,600,000 Maine 4,200,000 Iowa 4,100,000 Delaware 2,500,000 Hawaii 2,400,000 Utah 2,300,000 Alaska 2,200,000 New Mexico 2,000,000 Nebraska 1,800,000 Vermont 1,700,000 Nevada 1,400,000 Idaho 1,200,000 South Dakota 800,000 Montana 500,000 North Dakota 500,000 Wyoming 300,000
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of our nation's forests; 850 million acres including 100 million acres of urban forests where most Americans live. The mission of the Forest Service's Northern Research Station is to improve people's lives and help sustain the natural resources in the Northeast and Midwest through leading-edge science and effective information delivery. Share this story on Facebook, Twitter, and Google:
Project aims to track big city carbon footprints
Every time Los Angeles exhales, odd-looking gadgets anchored in the mountains above the city trace the invisible puffs of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that waft skyward.
UN Agenda 21s Sustainability: Now Itfs Being Pushed At Biltmore Estates
Somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea, there is truth. Today a friend of mine, who home-schools her children, received an invitation to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for a home-schoolersf Fall celebration. (See promo below) The theme? What elsecbut gSustainability!!h The irony of seducing children into a gcelebrationh of self-imposed deprivation, but holding the celebration at a massive home that represents the grand success of capitalism, is a stretch of the imaginationc.donft you think? Actually there is a trend of wealthy foundations funding the indoctrination of children to not aspire to the high measure of success that built those foundations. Google that. Youfll find thousands of them. The irony is beyond description.
If you have never been to the Biltmore, you have missed seeing a glorious example of architecture and landscape from the heady days of our growing economy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Vanderbilt fortune built this place for family enjoyment, entertaining, and to house a collection of beautiful art and history pieces. I loved to go there years ago. Truly, it is gorgeous and one of my favorite places in North Carolina. Now they are pushing the gSustainabilityh ideology to tourists and as you can see, students. They have also wrecked part of the landscape with a large section of solar panels. Itfs a shame. Et tu Biltmore?
Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform
The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.
Jeff Bliss, Duncanville Teen Whose Classroom Rant Went Viral, Escaped Punishment. His Teacher Has Not.
We learned a little bit more yesterday about Jeff Bliss, the Duncanville High School student whose blistering classroom rant against uninspired teachers seems to have struck a nerve. He's 18, but he's only a high school sophomore, having dropped out of school for a year. He's new to, and not yet very good at, Twitter. His mom is proud.
Treasonous President Obama to Charge 14 Governors with Treason?
It has been repeatedly reported on some of our websites that President Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of multiple accounts of treason against the people and Constitution of the United States. He has not been charged with any of his many crimes because he controls the US Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (Holder is just as guilty of treason as is Obama). The rest of Congress seems too spineless or fearful to say or do anything about it.
Unlimited Government Abroad Means No Freedom at Home
I find it amusing when I see people who profess to favor a free society and a free-market economic system here in the United States while, at the same time, favoring unlimited government overseas. Why is that amusing? Because it cant be done. Freedom and unlimited government are opposites. You cant have both. Unlimited government overseas necessarily means no freedom at home.
IRS Admits, Apologizes For Targeting Conservatives During 2012 Election
Just because you are a conservative and paranoid, doesn't mean the IRS is not after you. And, assuming the AP was not hacked again, this is precisely what happened. In a stunning disclosure, the supposedly impartial Internal Revenue Service has admitted and apologized for flagging and subjecting to extra reviews, conservative political groups - those that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" - during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. No such privilege was apparently afforded to groups identifying themselves as "liberal."
America's Roads Have Been Turned Into A Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid
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. If you are wealthy that may not be much of a problem, but if you are a family that is barely scraping by every month that can be a major financial setback. 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. This happened to me a few years ago. I had pulled on to a very crowded highway in Virginia and within less than a minute a cop car had scanned me and was pulling me over because one of my stickers had expired. But these 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? Do we really want to live in a "Big Brother" society where the government constantly tracks all of our movements?
'Destructive device' arrest made in West
A former emergency volunteer in West was arrested in McLennan County Friday morning on a charge of possessing a destructive device, but authorities would not say if it was related to the deadly April 17 explosion.
Boy who held pencil like gun suspended
A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises.
Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other.
"When I asked him about it, he said, 'Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,'" said Paul Marshall, the boy's father. "It's as simple as that."
Christopher's father was a Marine for many years. He thinks school leaders overreacted.
"A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made," said Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools.
The Suffolk school system has a "zero tolerance policy" when it comes to weapons. And, Bradshaw admits, that policy has tightened up in recent years because of widely publicized school shootings.
"Some children would consider it threatening, who are scared about shootings in schools or shootings in the community," said Bradshaw. "Kids don't think about 'Cowboys and Indians' anymore, they think about drive-by shootings and murders and everything they see on television news every day."
But Christopher's parents say school administrators failed to use common sense. Christopher has good grades and no history of being disruptive in class. They pointed out a line on the suspension notice, where the teacher wrote, "I told him to stop and he did."
"Enough is enough," said Paul Marshall. "I see it as the tail is now wagging the dog."
And while Christopher can play freely at home, he says he won't pretend to play with guns at school in the future.
Bethanne Bradshaw with Suffolk Public Schools says both students were suspended for two days. The other student was also 7 years old.
According to school policy, suspensions can last up to 10 days. The school makes that determination based on the situation, the student's age and behavioral history.
Is The Bubonic Plague Back?
Every year the cockles and cackles of my heart are warmed by that sensitive and touching film classic, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. My sniffling and sobbing are replaced by shock, however, when the movie is marred by a savage demonstration of gratuitous violence. From deep within the welcoming branches of a Christmas tree an evil menace lurks.
Kerry in Moscow
Russian condemnation of Israeli air strikes preceded Kerry's arrival. Moscow's Foreign Ministry called them "a threat to regional stability."
Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?
The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy. But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are.
Over the past couple days, cable news tabloid shows such as CNN's Out Front with Erin Burnett have been excitingly focused on the possible involvement in the Boston Marathon attack of Katherine Russell, the 24-year-old American widow of the deceased suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. As part of their relentless stream of leaks uncritically disseminated by our Adversarial Press Corps, anonymous government officials are claiming that they are now focused on telephone calls between Russell and Tsarnaev that took place both before and after the attack to determine if she had prior knowledge of the plot or participated in any way.
On Wednesday night, Burnett interviewed Tim Clemente, a former FBI counterterrorism agent, about whether the FBI would be able to discover the contents of past telephone conversations between the two. He quite clearly insisted that they could:
BURNETT: Tim, is there any way, obviously, there is a voice mail they can try to get the phone companies to give that up at this point. It's not a voice mail. It's just a conversation. There's no way they actually can find out what happened, right, unless she tells them?
CLEMENTE: "No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It's not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out.
BURNETT: "So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible.
CLEMENTE: "No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not."
"All of that stuff" - meaning every telephone conversation Americans have with one another on US soil, with or without a search warrant - "is being captured as we speak".
On Thursday night, Clemente again appeared on CNN, this time with host Carol Costello, and she asked him about those remarks. He reiterated what he said the night before but added expressly that "all digital communications in the past" are recorded and stored:
Let's repeat that last part: "no digital communication is secure", by which he means not that any communication is susceptible to government interception as it happens (although that is true), but far beyond that: all digital communications - meaning telephone calls, emails, online chats and the like - are automatically recorded and stored and accessible to the government after the fact. To describe that is to define what a ubiquitous, limitless Surveillance State is.
There have been some previous indications that this is true. Former AT&T engineer Mark Klein revealed that AT&T and other telecoms had built a special network that allowed the National Security Agency full and unfettered access to data about the telephone calls and the content of email communications for all of their customers. Specifically, Klein explained "that the NSA set up a system that vacuumed up Internet and phone-call data from ordinary Americans with the cooperation of AT&T" and that "contrary to the government's depiction of its surveillance program as aimed at overseas terrorists . . . much of the data sent through AT&T to the NSA was purely domestic." But his amazing revelations were mostly ignored and, when Congress retroactively immunized the nation's telecom giants for their participation in the illegal Bush spying programs, Klein's claims (by design) were prevented from being adjudicated in court.
That every single telephone call is recorded and stored would also explain this extraordinary revelation by the Washington Post in 2010:
Every day, collection systems at the National Security Agency intercept and store 1.7 billion e-mails, phone calls and other types of communications.
It would also help explain the revelations of former NSA official William Binney, who resigned from the agency in protest over its systemic spying on the domestic communications of US citizens, that the US government has "assembled on the order of 20 trillion transactions about US citizens with other US citizens" (which counts only communications transactions and not financial and other transactions), and that "the data that's being assembled is about everybody. And from that data, then they can target anyone they want."
Despite the extreme secrecy behind which these surveillance programs operate, there have been periodic reports of serious abuse. Two Democratic Senators, Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, have been warning for years that Americans would be "stunned" to learn what the US government is doing in terms of secret surveillance.
Strangely, back in 2002 - when hysteria over the 9/11 attacks (and thus acquiescence to government power) was at its peak - the Pentagon's attempt to implement what it called the "Total Information Awareness" program (TIA) sparked so much public controversy that it had to be official scrapped. But it has been incrementally re-instituted - without the creepy (though honest) name and all-seeing-eye logo - with little controversy or even notice.
Back in 2010, worldwide controversy erupted when the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates banned the use of Blackberries because some communications were inaccessible to government intelligence agencies, and that could not be tolerated. The Obama administration condemned this move on the ground that it threatened core freedoms, only to turn around six weeks later and demand that all forms of digital communications allow the US government backdoor access to intercept them. Put another way, the US government embraced exactly the same rationale invoked by the UAE and Saudi agencies: that no communications can be off limits. Indeed, the UAE, when responding to condemnations from the Obama administration, noted that it was simply doing exactly that which the US government does:
"'In fact, the UAE is exercising its sovereign right and is asking for exactly the same regulatory compliance - and with the same principles of judicial and regulatory oversight - that Blackberry grants the US and other governments and nothing more,' [UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al] Otaiba said. 'Importantly, the UAE requires the same compliance as the US for the very same reasons: to protect national security and to assist in law enforcement.'"
That no human communications can be allowed to take place without the scrutinizing eye of the US government is indeed the animating principle of the US Surveillance State. Still, this revelation, made in passing on CNN, that every single telephone call made by and among Americans is recorded and stored is something which most people undoubtedly do not know, even if the small group of people who focus on surveillance issues believed it to be true (clearly, both Burnett and Costello were shocked to hear this).
Some new polling suggests that Americans, even after the Boston attack, are growing increasingly concerned about erosions of civil liberties in the name of Terrorism. Even those people who claim it does not matter instinctively understand the value of personal privacy: they put locks on their bedroom doors and vigilantly safeguard their email passwords. That's why the US government so desperately maintains a wall of secrecy around their surveillance capabilities: because they fear that people will find their behavior unacceptably intrusive and threatening, as they did even back in 2002 when John Poindexter's TIA was unveiled.
Mass surveillance is the hallmark of a tyrannical political culture. But whatever one's views on that, the more that is known about what the US government and its surveillance agencies are doing, the better. This admission by this former FBI agent on CNN gives a very good sense for just how limitless these activities are.
Yes, Senator, Second Amendment Protects God-Given Rights
The degree of ignorance exhibited by some of our elected representatives can be truly appalling, particularly when it comes to U.S. history.
California Providing Free Condoms to 12 Year Olds
How many parents do you know who would want to encourage their teenagers as young 12 years of age, to have sexual relations? Would you as a parent?
Florida Governor Poised To Sign Major Anti-Gun Bill
The Florida state senate passed HB 1355 unanimously, and the house passed it by a vote of 117 to 1. The NRA even supports it. However, Governor Rick Scott has been receiving thousands of e-mails from gun owners urging him to veto the bill. In fact, his office reported that hes received about 20,000 messages from gun owners in just the last two weeks.
Public Education has become indoctrination and distraction
People are not being educated they're being tested for levels of obedience. School is about memorizing what you are told short term and repeating it. The bulk of how you are graded is by completely daily busy work. This is for the work force the most important quality in a worker bee actually is obedience.
Syria Traffic Goes "Dark" As Country Disappears From Internet
While there have been no new military attacks on Syria since Sunday morning, something more peculiar happened in the past few hours, when according to Akamai and various other Internet traffic trackers, Syria has literally gone "dark", or, as Umbrella Security Labs describes it, as if "Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet."
An interview of the now New Pope
This is long but a very worthwhile read.
At last someone has the courage to tell the media the truth.
When Chris Mathews loses, he quits.
This POPE hit the nail on the head about the Left and really put it to Chris Mathews.
The last 1/3 or so of this interview destroys Commie Chris Mathews......
God has indeed provided a very wise and genuine Pope.
This is a WOW of an interview with the New Pope and MSNBC Chris Mathews!!
We understand his message.
He lived under Pres. Juan Peron, Argentina 's dictator, and he understands the brainwashing of absolute rule, corruption, and poverty.
An interview prior to the recent conclave between CHRIS MATHEWS and then Cardinal Bergolio...
Regardless of your religious preference ; please read this in its entirety . This Pope, is a breath of fresh air ! !
Read to the end, very enlightening, clear understanding of social justice.
The following is a transcript of an interview between CHRIS MATHEWS, MSNBC atheist American journalist and then Cardinal Bergolio. It is clear why the interview was never broadcast.
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MATHEWS: Welcome Cardinal.
BERGOGLIO: Thank you. Happy to speak with you.
MATHEWS: Well, let me get into it directly. Last conclave, you were almost elected Pope. Can this happen again?
BERGOGLIO: What? That I will almost be the Pope, again?
MATHEWS: No. Will you be the next Pope?
BERGOGLIO: Friend, I'm only jesting with you. I understand the question. I will not be the next Pope
MATHEWS: Why not?
BERGOGLIO: I chose not to. God has someone else in mind I'm certain.
MATHEWS: But you would take the job if it were offered.
BERGOGLIO: I think not.
MATHEWS: Why not.
BERGOGLIO: I believe I'm too embroiled in the secular fiasco. It is a spiritual job and I'm a soldier. Look at the nature of power. In Europe first and now in America , elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power. I've been a keen observer of the effect this has on the people, especially the poor. They are very good at creating poverty where there is no reason to explain it. My job is try to alleviate poverty and if that means to oppose the cause then I will not be Pope.
MATHEWS: But you are worried you would be a spend thrift pope?
BERGOGLIO: Friend. Where did you go to school?
MATHEWS: La SalleCollegeHigh School in Pennsylvania and.
BERGOGLIO: And after that?
MATHEWS: College of the Holy Cross.
BERGOGLIO: They told me you were Catholic. Once elected the Pope is by virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error. God would change any spend thrift politician into a responsible Pope. I'm just saying I'm not that man.
MATHEWS: So what is your job?
BERGOGLIO: My job is to ask you? why are men creating poverty??
MATHEWS: What do you mean?
BERGOGLIO: I mean that poverty is part of the natural condition and that is bad enough. But my task is to prevent the aggravation of this condition. The ideology that adds to the poverty must be denounced. I have and this is the reason I will not be Pope. I have a saying for myself, No more poverty than God originally intended in the fall from Grace.?
BERGOGLIO: It is a spiritual choice and I'm a political person. I'm sorry. I know you will make more money from this interview if I'm Pope, Or want to be Pope. But I'm sorry. I can't help you. God has already chosen someone anyway. Right? You learned this in school?
MATHEWS: Yes. Well? Where are you on the issues that matter most, issues about contraception, women priests?
BERGOGLIO: This might be a surprise to you, but I am Catholic. We are Catholic. It isn't an issue and for you to pretend that it is being debated goes against God.
MATHEWS: If you were Pope then you would not change anything.
BERGOGLIO: Certainly God would direct the new Pope to have more compassion for these newly created poor. And if there is any social justice in the Church, the new Pope would have a stern word for the creators of the new situation.
MATHEWS: But you are staunchly orthodox on the issues of abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage.
BERGOGLIO: I am catholic.
MATHEWS: You were punished for opposed same-sex marriage in Argentina . You opposed free contraception and the government exiled you. What do you have to say about that?
BERGOGLIO: I am catholic.
MATHEWS: In the secular world, as you say, you follow the conservative line. You oppose, uh, same-sex marriages, very popular with young people. You are conservative on birth control. Won't that be the doom of the Church, alienating young people who support reality based faith?
BERGOGLIO: Since God created the world, he also created reality. You seem to be arguing that a man can't be Catholic in reality. Son, you are a Catholic?
MATHEWS: Yes, of course. I meant no disrespect.
BERGOGLIO: You don't have to worry about offending me.
MATHEWS: Okay, good. Can a, uh, Pope even be elected if he is pro-choice or pro-love? I mean isn't the election sort of fixed in favor of anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage?
BERGOGLIO: Yes, the election is fixed by God.
MATHEWS: Very witty.
BERGOGLIO: Well, you did ask.
MATHEWS: It is being reported in America that you are against marriage equality. Is that why you feel that you can't be Pope?
BERGOGLIO: God chooses the Pope and God also made men and women different.
MATHEWS: But you are ...a conservative and oppose abortion!
BERGOGLIO: Friend the expression on your face gives you away.
MATHEWS: I'm sorry, I'm just trying to do my job.
BERGOGLIO: And what job is that?
MATHEWS: I've been sent to interview eight men in line for the papacy.
BERGOGLIO: And I guarantee you that they all oppose abortion. So?
BERGOGLIO: So, you feel like you need to alienate the eight from the flock?
MATHEWS: That isn't it. How can the church attract young people when it is opposed to abortion and contraception?
BERGOGLIO: Young people are just as attracted to the truth as they are convenience and expediency. So we will call it a draw.
MATHEWS: Doesn't the church need to modernize?
BERGOGLIO: Finally, I've met someone who will advocate publicly painting over the Sistine Chapel with one of the contemporary street artists. Are you sure you support this and in public?
BERGOGLIO: Forgive me, I was rude.
MATHEWS: Won't the new pope, don't these cardinals realize what they've gotta do if they want to attract young people to the church?
BERGOGLIO: I am a cardinal.
MATHEWS: Won't the new pope, don't you and the other cardinals realize what they must do if they want to attract young people to the church?
BERGOGLIO: I've explained the mysteries of the atom to rural young people and also I've explained the Grace of God. And you know what? They can understand both perfectly well. Frankly, I have more trouble with adults understanding both.
MATHEWS: But they have done focus groups; if you want to spread your message you can't have this position that's anti-gay marriage and anti-contraception.
BERGOGLIO: And you treat the church as a political institution.
MATHEWS: So we were not gonna see any kind of change when it comes to things that matter like abortion or gay marriage?
BERGOGLIO: All eight of the men you will be talking to are Catholic.
MATHEWS: Okay, I understand. Let's talk about your controversial stand on poverty.
BERGOGLIO: You want it to be controversial?
MATHEWS: But don't you blame various governments around the world for poverty?
BERGOGLIO: Some. Yes.
MATHEWS: But you refuse to blame corporations for their role.
BERGOGLIO: Okay, they also told me you have a degree in economics. No buyer, or seller either, enters into any exchange against his will. It is the nature of the economy. Man is frail, and he makes mistakes and sometimes is greedy and they enter into exchanges that don't help them. Sometimes they become poor, but they made choices. There is nothing the Church can do except try to educate people to become good consumers. Chiefly, for me, it is an education solution on that side. And the Church has more schools around the globe than any other faith. I say teach the people to save their souls, and also teach them how not to become poor. And now not to allow the government to trick them into poverty.
MATHEWS: And you blame government.
BERGOGLIO: No, I blame the self-serving politicians.
MATHEWS: So your solution to poverty is to change the nature of politics?
BERGOGLIO: Please feel free to broadcast this; I don't want to be pope. Friend, you are a socialist and your friends are socialists. And you are the reason for 70 years of misery in Russia and Europe now is seizing in pain from your policies. You believe in the redistribution of wealth and it makes entire populations poor. You want to nationalize everything and bring every human endeavor under your control. You destroy a man's incentive to take care of his very own family, a crime against nature and nature's God. You want social control over populations and incrementally you are making everything against the law. Together this ideology creates more poverty today than all the corporations you vilify have in the history of man.
MATHEWS: I've never heard such from a Cardinal. I'm not sure if you are here to help yourself or disqualify yourself.
BERGOGLIO: Please air this interview. People being dominated by socialists need to know we don't all have to be poor. Some poverty is part of our being cast out of the Garden of Eden. But look at the empire of dependency created by Hugo Chavez. Promising them, tricking them into worship of government and his very own person. Giving them fish but not allowing them to fish. If a fisherman does develop a talent today in Latin America he is castigated and his catch stolen by the socialists. He stops?
MATHEWS: You would be the first pope from the Americas .
BERGOGLIO: He stops fishing. I will not be pope, but yes I am from Argentina .
MATHEWS: And you didn't want to be pope?
BERGOGLIO: God didn't want me to be pope.
MATHEWS: Perhaps he changed his mind.
MATHEWS: Okay, I'm sorry. I feel like we are getting off on the wrong path. I'm sorry.
BERGOGLIO: Yes, let's be productive.
MATHEWS: You are a classic conservative Catholic theologian?
BERGOGLIO: Of course there's politics clearly in the Curia throughout the Vatican , but in terms of church teaching, it's not a political institution. It's religious.
MATHEWS: I heard people, in fact, media people, "Is this cardinal, is he a liberal? Is he a conservative?"
BERGOGLIO: Tell them please, He's a Catholic. It's no more complicated than that. Catholicism is what it is. You don't have to believe it; you may not. You don't have to follow it; you may not go to Mass. But it's not up to you to modernize us.
MATHEWS: You see no room for reform?
BERGOGLIO: It's not up to any religion, although some do this, 'cause they want the money. They want the membership. But the Catholic Church doesn't do it. It's not up to them to bend and shape and mold itself to accommodate the shrinking depravity of a worldwide culture. It's to provide the exact opposite. It's to provide a beacon out of depravity, socialism and sin, among other things.
MATHEWS: If pope you would be bad news for the left.
BERGOGLIO: I won't be pope. But I am opposed to abortion. I'm opposed to euthanasia. The pro-choice movement is a culture of death. I oppose the demonic same-sex marriage. I oppose gay adoption on the grounds that it is discriminatory to the child. I was exiled by the Cristina Kirchner government, but I hold no grudge. How is this bad news?
MATHEWS: John Paul II rescued you?
BERGOGLIO: He made me the archbishop of Buenos Aires . Yes.
MATHEWS: And so you feel like you owe the Right some sort of repayment?
BERGOGLIO: There are many values? and many types of people. Perhaps it is my interest in mathematics, but I'm the type of human who is interested most in the truth. God gave me a healthy love for the truth. Loyalty is only a virtue if in support of the truth or another important value.
MATHEWS: Cristina Kirchner said you held a grudge.
BERGOGLIO: Funny I've never spoken her name. Not once. And it is a battle of ideas not a battle of two or more people. I'm only concerned with ideas.
MATHEWS: She said you refused to speak up for civil rights violations.
BERGOGLIO: As a spiritual leader, I opposed cultural modernization, and so I became a political enemy. I understand politics as well as I do mathematics.
MATHEWS: And the Jesuits, they were eager to cast you out, which they did.
BERGOGLIO: So you are implying that I'm a vengeful priest?
MATHEWS: Do you feel that you need to erase the progress recently made in Latin America ?
BERGOGLIO: I say poverty. You say progress.
MATHEWS: Let's talk about poverty.
BERGOGLIO: Sure, there is voluntary poverty that is virtuous. Many understood the nobility of making themselves independent of the fleeting things of earth. They are distractions from our pursuit of the truth. I have no problem with this. I only oppose involuntary poverty.
MATHEWS: That is what I thought you would say.
MATHEWS: Because you are a capitalist right?
BERGOGLIO: Yes, I think capital is needed to build a factory, a parochial school, or a church or hospital, all. Do you oppose factories or churches or hospitals?
MATHEWS: Of course not but don't you think the capital is sucked out of peoples hands by greedy business types to pay for these factories?
BERGOGLIO: No, I think people agree, through their economic choices, that some of their money goes to build these. Capital building should be voluntary. Only when the politician confiscates their wealth, to build government factories, government schools, government hospitals; only then do the people not agree. Money given voluntarily is legitimate to build with. Money coerced from the people is not legitimate to build with, because it isn't given voluntarily.
MATHEWS: You are opposed to all government?
BERGOGLIO: No of course not. But it isn't the seat of wisdom in any society I've seen in my life. The best government was created by the Americans, in which they admitted that people are endowed by their creator and most of the administration of society was left to the relationship between God and man. However, slowly that has been eroded by the atheists on the left, who would replace man's relationship with God with a new relationship with an opportunist like Hugo Chavez.
MATHEWS: I just found it fascinating that you were willing to stand up to an entire government in Argentina . You where cast aside. Didn't you care about your career?
BERGOGLIO: Yes, there are people who cave to worldly authority. Even priests.
MATHEWS: But you didn't?
BERGOGLIO: No, I changed nothing. How did I have the power to change anything in church teaching? My opinion? The democrats, seeking votes, only wanted me to change my opinion and legitimize their decadence. I did not, as evidenced by the fact that I was teaching high school math in small isolated town.
MATHEWS: I'm sorry that happened to you.
BERGOGLIO: Why don't you feel for others oppressed for their interest in freedom.
MATHEWS: Freedom isn't punished anywhere, is it?
BERGOGLIO: Certainly it is.
MATHEWS: In Latin America ?
BERGOGLIO: I'm afraid Latin America is lost. The people of the entire area are controlled by a bloc of militant socialist regimes in the region, most prominently Venezuela , Ecuador , Bolivia and Nicaragua . They have a gun pointed at their head. So their heart is now captured. Who will save them at this point?
MATHEWS: So the game is over. Checkmate?
BERGOGLIO: Friend, I've been studying America this month, before the Pope chose to resign. You must not have fear at speaking the truth. It is for the salvation of souls and the recovery of Thomas Jefferson's people. America must not fall to the new painted communism. Even the low information voters don't want America to be sold into slavery. I pray they cast out the money changers in their government! What manner of government is there that condones sin? Abomination upon abomination--giving monies for the murder of children, giving monies for the murder of the elderly! You are an American. Your government, My child, has been infiltrated by men of sin.
MATHEWS: These are pretty radical ideas.
BERGOGLIO: No. Perhaps reactionary. Radical means something different. But a very long time ago, Khrushchev warned, that we cannot expect Americans to fly from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small injections of socialism until they suddenly awake to find out they have Communism. This is what is happening now in an ancient bastion of freedom. How can America save Latin America when they are slaves to the government themselves?
MATHEWES: I'm having a hard time digesting most of this.
BERGOGLIO: The truth can be painful. You look angry; do you want to stop or ask a question? But you have created a new type of state, the so-called welfare state. This has happened in order to respond to the needs of the politically created poor. However, intervening directly is depriving the original society of its responsibility. Families escape responsibility in the welfare state. And churches even escape responsibility. People stop giving to charity and see every poor person as the government's problem. I am a Catholic priest and there are no poor for me to take care of, they are made permanently poor and the property of the politicians.
MATHEWS: I'm not sure this interview is going to work.
BERGOGLIO: You asked and now you will listen, my son. The social assistance state leads to a loss of human energies and an inordinate increase of public agencies, which are dominated more by bureaucratic thinking than by real concern for helping people. Needs are best understood and satisfied by people who are closest to them who act as neighbors and parish members to those in need. It should be added that certain kinds of demands often call for a response which is not simply material but which is capable of perceiving the deeper human need. This is not to mention the welfare states excesses and abuses.
MATHEWS: I think we are done.
BERGOGLIO: Wait. If I speak on the ordination of women, on celibacy, on divorce, will you air this interview and my message?
MATHEWS: No, we are done.
BERGOGLIO: Partially what irritates me to the core is the media's inability to look at anything without looking into the cause of the various problems. People are made poor so they will vote for the very candidates that made them poor.
MATHEWS: Have a nice day and thanks for your time.
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Michigan's new prison food contractor accused of skimping on size and quality of meals to boost profits
Aramark, the company Michigan officials have selected to provide meals for about 45,000 state prisoners, has skimped on food and overbilled corrections departments in other states, according to audit reports.
Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Linked to Monsanto Law Suit?
The amazing coincidences just keep pouring in. One giant disaster or terrorist attack after another seems to always magically coincide with some sort of government-related or official drill, practicing the very same scenario, that just so happens to be scheduled at the same time and at the same location, or very nearby.
You Are The Hope
there is hope, dear readers, you are it.
You are motivated to find truth.
You can think outside the box. You can see through propaganda.
Breaking News: LDS Canneries to HALT Canning!
Today written and and personal interview sources confirmed breaking news to me which has not yet been announced to all of the interested congregations or the media. This is indeed, BREAKING NEWS. All of the LDS Canneries west of the Mississippi have been forced to HALT all canning.
Rasmussen Poll: Nullification Goes Mainstream
Day after day, the media pounds out a relentless drumbeat against nullification. Pundits, commentators and so-called legal experts demonize it as unconstitutional, villainize it as racist and trivialize it with slurs like wacky and kookie.
Trade Negotiation Authority - TPP
This weekend, Lori Wallach was on Booktv to talk about her new book, The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority and to give a status update on Obama's request for Fast Track Authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Abortion Horror Hits Michigan When Decapitated Head Found Left in Womb
By now youve seen and heard about the House of Horrors as it has been referred to in the news. Abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia ran a clinic in the poorer area of the city and preyed upon thousands of young women who couldnt afford to go anywhere else. He has been charged with the death of one woman and four newborns, although reports from different sources clearly indicate that he has killed many more than four live born babies.
Heritage: Amnestied Illegals Will Get $9.4T in Benefits; Increase Debt $6.3T'
Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would cost $6.3 trillion, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation.
Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers, states the report by Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D.
Not only would the federal deficit increase, but the cost of benefits and services to millions of newly minted citizens would reach nearly $10 trillion.
Over a lifetime, the former unlawful immigrants together would receive $9.4 trillion in government benefits and services and pay $3.1 trillion in taxes, the report states. They would generate a lifetime fiscal deficit (total benefits minus total taxes) of $6.3 trillion.
Rector and Richwine took into account direct benefits, such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers compensation, as well as means-tested welfare benefits, public education costs and population-based services in reaching their findings.
Heritage President Jim Demint will unveil the new study at a press conference at 11:30 on Monday.
Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes
German euro founder calls for 'catastrophic' currency to be broken up
"The economic situation is worsening from month to month, and unemployment has reached a level that puts democratic structures ever more in doubt," he said.
General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book
The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied collusion with the Russians that cost American lives.
Teachers Terrorized By Masked Gunmen In Unannounced School Shooting 'Drill'
Teachers at an Oregon school thought they and their colleagues had been shot by masked gunmen who stormed a faculty meeting and began randomly firing at people. Amid the shock and noise and adrenalin, teachers had to look down at their own bodies in order to realize they werent bleeding.
We Are At War
Here is the Enemy that launched this WAR
Obviously we need to add to those in opposition to Israel!
Recovery?: One-In-Five Britons Borrow Money To Afford To Eat
While GBP jumped and the world celebrated the UK's recent avoidance (for now) of a triple-dip recession (defined on GDP as opposed to reality), the situation in the island nation appears to be going from bad to worse. As Carney takes over the reigns of this once mighty nation he faces a country deeply divided. As the BBC reports, while London real estate prices smash old records, a stunning one-in-five households borrowed money or used savings to cover the costs of food ...
Two Devastating Analyses Of Gang Bill (Bring Blood Pressure Meds)
Over at Powerline, John Hinderaker, who has been so little involved in the issue that we have only once referenced him in all these years, has produced the terse, penetrating, and extremely powerful Why the Immigration Bill Cant Be Fixed May 2, 2013. An extract:
Gun Day: Texas House Passes 12 Pro-Gun Bills
As the NRA Convention lit up the town of Houston on Saturday, the Texas House of Representatives would not be outdone and put on their own 2nd Amendment extravaganza. On Saturday May 4, 2013 the Texas House approved 12 gun bills that will be sent to the Texas Senate after clearing final procedural votes.
Tsarnaev Wife Skull and Bones, CIA Family Connections
As more insights into the life and death of dead Boston Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev continues to unfold, based on the available evidence its becoming more and more obvious that he was either an FBI and/or CIA informant (or both), who was chosen to be set up as a fall guy, or patsy for the Boston Bombings. In this instance, he would also have needed a handler someone who could help to steer and influence his day-to-day decision making. That person could be someone was very close to him. This leak appeared on Brasscheck TVs Facebook page a few days ago:
Congressman Hank Johnson: Poster-Clown For Why Congress Gets No Respect
Congressman Hank Johnson (D., GA) was previously best known for his performance during a defense budget hearing in 2010. During that meeting Johnson opined that the island of Guam, because of its relatively small size, would tip over and capsize due to overpopulation. No, he wasnt joking.
Diane Feinsteins Husband Rakes in the Cash from Government Projects
Senator Dianne Feinsteins husband, Richard Blum, created the investment firm, Blum Capital. Blum Capital is part owner of the construction firm, Perini-Zachary-Parsons. Dots connected so far? Perini-Zachary-Parsons has won the bid to build high speed rail track that will link Madera to Fresno, California. Once built, the Reason Foundation estimates that the railway will lose between $124 million to $373 million a year.
KS State Secretary: We will happily meet Mr. Holder in court Over Gun Law
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has responded to Eric Holder and he is not backing down. Kobach warned, in a statement released Thursday, With respect to any litigation, we will happily meet Mr. Holder in court.
Syrian TV: Israeli rockets target Damascus suburb
Syria accused Israel of firing rockets into the Damascus suburb of Jamraya on Sunday, striking a "scientific research center," Syrian state TV reported.
Syrian civil war in photos
State media have said their forces were seeking only to clear the area of "terrorists," the term they have routinely used when referring to rebel forces.
But the U.S. State Department said it was "appalled by horrific reports that more than 100 people were killed May 2" in Beyda, a suburb of Baniyas.
"We call on all responsible actors in Syria to speak out against the perpetration of unlawful killings against any group, regardless of faith or ethnicity," spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said in a statement.
Opposition groups that included the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Free Syrian Army said the widespread killing in and around the coastal city of Baniyas continued Saturday as largely Alawite regime forces used tanks, battleships and missile launchers to hit largely Sunni neighborhoods in Baniyas.
The government forces killed at least 200 people on Friday and Saturday in Baniyas and its suburbs, the LCC said Saturday.
More than 200 others were killed there on Thursday, when the killings started early in the day, it said.
Reliable information has been difficult to obtain because government forces controlled access to the village, the LCC said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said hundreds of Sunni families began fleeing Baniyas' southern neighborhoods at dawn Saturday, heading toward the cities of Tartous and Jableh.
A graphic video posted by activists who said it was shot in the Ras al-Nabaa neighborhood showed people, including an infant, lying lifeless on the ground. Many bore what appeared to be bullet wounds and some appeared burned. CNN's access to war zones has been limited by the government and has not been able to confirm its authenticity.
State-run Syrian TV filed reports from Beyda over the last two days reporting that government troops along with the National Defense militia, an armed Alawite group loyal to the government, "have cleaned the area from armed terrorists" after "they burned civilians' homes and stores and terrorized the population." The reporting was supported by interviews with members of the Syrian army.
U.N. has warned of sectarian violence
Last December, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry warned that the civil war had become "overtly sectarian."
It said government forces and militias, dominated by Alawites, had been attacking Sunnis -- who were "broadly (but not uniformly)" backing the rebel groups. And anti-government armed groups were targeting Alawites.
Other minority communities, including some Christians, Armenians, Palestinians, Kurds and Turkmen, "have also been caught up in the conflict, and in some cases forced to take up arms for their own defense or to take sides."
But it said the "sectarian lines fall most sharply" between Alawites and Sunnis.
The "increasingly sectarian nature" of the fighting is a motivator for proxy groups fighting in Syria. Anti-government armed groups are composed of Sunnis from the Middle East and North Africa, the report said.
Shiites from other countries have entered the conflict on behalf of Syria. The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has said its members are fighting. There are reports of Iraqi Shiites fighting in Syria and of Iran's Revolutionary Guards providing intellectual and advisory support.
Christian communities across Syria have been under the gun and on the move. Homs, for example, was once home to 80,000 Christians, but the commission said most had escaped to Lebanon.
"With communities believing -- not without cause -- that they face an existential threat, the need for a negotiated settlement is more urgent than ever," the commission said.
Al-Assad makes public appearance
Also Saturday, the country's president made his second public appearance this month, according to state-run Syrian Television.
"President Bashar al-Assad joins thousands of students and families of martyrs in Damascus University in inaugurating the Martyred Students Monument in memory of all the students who were killed in Syria," it said.
The president's Facebook page posted a picture of the event.
On May 1, al-Assad visited the Ummayad electrical plant to "congratulate its staff and all the Syrian workers on the occasion of International Workers' Day," the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
Israel said to be flying over Lebanon
Israel was flying warplanes over Lebanon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Lebanese army said.
Lebanon's president, Gen. Michel Sleiman, condemned the violations as "an attempt to shaken Lebanese stability," the state-run National News Agency reported Saturday.
The Israeli military had no comment. But a source in the Israeli defense establishment told CNN's Sara Sidner, "We will do whatever is necessary to stop the transfer of weapons from Syria to terrorist organizations. We have done it in the past and we will do it if necessary the future."
Israel appears to have struck Syria
Two U.S. officials told CNN on Friday that Israel appears to have conducted an airstrike into Syria on Thursday or Friday.
Based on initial indications, the U.S. does not believe Israeli warplanes entered Syrian airspace to conduct the strikes.
President Barack Obama told reporters on Friday that he did not foresee a scenario of "American boots on the ground in Syria" that would be good for that country or the region. Obama said other leaders in the region want to see al-Assad out of power.
Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico
"Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum...
Obama trying to take over public education with 'common core' curriculum that teaches socialism
Whenever he can, President Obama likes to poke fun at anyone who suggests that he's a closet socialist because that's what socialists do - they ridicule anyone who tries to "out" them. And yet, every policy he pursues takes a page right out of the socialist/Marxist playbook, and one of them is to ensure that the government controls all forms of education.
Brzezinski: EU-US trade pact can halt West's decline
US academic and former statesman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has said Western democracies should create a trans-Atlantic trade bloc to counterbalance Chinese power.
Michigan lawmakers aim to slow scrap metal theft
Lawmakers representing urban and rural areas of Michigan want to make it tougher to sell scrap metal in an effort to slow an epidemic of thefts that threaten public safety and cost businesses and homeowners millions each year.
Suicide rates rise sharply among middle=aged US adults: report
Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans are on the rise, according to a report issued on Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC).
False Flag Chemical Attack on Syria
It doesn't surprise. On April 27, WikiLeaks Supporters Forum headlined "Syria False Flag Chemical Weapons - Obama sets up America for invasion,"...
Arizona governor vetoes bill making gold, silver legal tender
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a measure on Thursday that would have made gold and silver legal tender in the state, saying the legislation could have resulted in lost tax revenue.
A Wiser America
When America absorbed the bombings at the Boston Marathon, what was striking was what did not happen. Twelve years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the country was saddened, but it was also better informed.
There was little of the rampant jingoism, get-them-at-all-costs bloodlust, constant speechifying, and flag-waving that followed the 2001 attacks. Perhaps most remarkable was the absence of reflexive Islamophobia and of the willingness to fight any war even the wrong war in the wrong country for the wrong reasons against the supposedly culpable other.
Instead, this time, Americans sadness was mingled with cynicism and suspicion. The country is warier of being manipulated. While Americans certainly mourn the dead and support the city of Boston, there has been a kind of penetration into the national consciousness that, after the 2001 attacks, Americas leaders used the bogeyman of terrorism to encroach on individual rights, fund almost every conceivable domestic-security boondoggle, and advance the self-interested agendas of the defense and surveillance industries.
Even conservative, Fox News-watching Americans have become aware, in a way that was not the case in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks, that America has created its own blowback. The spin that worked so well back then that the attacks occurred because they hate our freedoms does not ring true anymore.
Americans know that a million refugees have fled Iraq; the Oscar-nominated documentary Five Broken Cameras and other media have shown how the United States contributes to the brutalization of Palestinians a major driver of jihad, or what the US State Department calls extremism; US soldiers have repeatedly been implicated in war crimes; and Jeremy Scahills book Dirty Wars, which details targeted assassinations by the US around the world, has hit bookstores.
In short, while no one condones violence against innocents like that suffered by the victims at the Boston Marathon, Americans are far more aware than they were 12 years ago of their own slaughter of innocents around the world. Their self-image is no longer that of the good guys, against whom an act of violence is mad and inexplicable.
Americans also are more aware of how such attacks are used to justify abuses of their own rights. Immediately, the bombings began to be cited by some leaders as a call to limit constitutional rights. Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have called for the surviving suspect, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, to be labeled an enemy combatant and shipped to Guantánamo Bay an idea that many Americans find chilling.
Other responses appall many in the US as well. The fact that Tsarnaev, despite his many requests, was not initially informed of his right to remain silent and be represented by an attorney normally a required part of any US arrest caused considerable anxiety. The panicky public response that permitted the establishment of GITMO is no more. Americans recognize that a violation of anyones rights threatens the rights of all.
Notable, too, are the conspiracy theories this time around. Most Americans probably do not actually believe that the bombing was a false flag event, perpetrated by others than the Tsarnaev brothers; rather, the conspiracy theories seem to show how jaded Americans have become about their governments approach to terror.
After all, US leaders lied about so much in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks. They lied about Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction; lied about why Iraq had to be attacked, and then about the course of the war there; and the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency at the time, Christie Whitman, even lied about the air quality in lower Manhattan after the attack, leading thousands of New York City children to suffer from severe respiratory problems.
Of course, reliance on fear and misdirection may still be part of official strategy. With Dzokhar Tsarnaev in custody and his brother dead, the next round of stories reported on alleged sleeper cells and planned attacks that had been thwarted by Americas security services. The Boston Globe, for example, ran an article about the man identified only by his first name, Danny whom the brothers carjacked three days after the attack. Danny claimed that the only word of the brothers conversation that he understood was Manhattan, and that the terrorists had asked him if his car could leave the state say, to get to New York. The Globes one-source report proved nothing and was unverifiable by other reporters or citizens but it suggested much, leading to a spate of equally unverifiable reports that New York had been targeted.
Other recent terror-related reporting has been as flimsy. In Charles Savages recent account of the Guantánamo uprising, The New York Times credulously reproduced the arsenal that GITMO officials showed reporters in a video still. The weapons were allegedly made from mop handles and nail files objects that, as I know from having reported from Guantánamo, are literally impossible for any detainee to obtain. The prisoners are housed far from anything like mops or other cleaning articles; they are given no chores to perform; and they receive no mail.
In swallowing the official account without skepticism Savage did not ask where any of these items may have come from The New York Times has apparently learned nothing from its badly flawed reporting on Saddams supposed WMD.
Fortunately, most Americans have learned from the past, and this was reflected in the public response this time around sadness, yes, but also some wisdom. Perhaps Americans have moved closer to understanding that they can and must fight terrorism in a civilized way, as free and thoughtful people
Will American Soldiers Fire on U.S. Citizens?
I was doing a radio interview this morning and the host asked me why the Department of Homeland Security needed 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The easy answer for me was, They dont. Of course the follow-up question for him was, Then why are they buying it?
Israel Is Pouring in, to Control Texan's and America's Water
Who knew that Israelis controlled a large amount of water distribution systems in America and are gunning for more? Certainly not me. I'd never even heard of the Israeli involvement in water-desalination until I came across something by accident on the TX Legislature website. It was plans for the "Texas Israel Day", scheduled to be formalized in an official Resolution next week, on Wednesday May 8th. Two Republicans, State Senator John Carona and Rep. Stefani Carter have taken up the cause and will pronounce the "Texas-Israel Day" Resolutions.
A group called the "Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce" has posted an announcement on its website about the "Texas-Israel Day" event:
Obama OK with morning-after pill sales at age 15
President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administrations decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older.
Fed Gov't Mulls Banning Anti-Bacterial Soap...
It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.
Slavish Texas Reps to Enact Absurd Annual "Texas-Israel Day" May 8th
Despite constantly promoting a 'fiercely independent' public relations image, submissive Texas legislators will declare May 8th "Texas-Israel Day" in the State Capitol. Like their compromised counterparts in the U.S. Congress, the subservient Reps will pronounce the official resolution next week. State Senator John Carona and Rep. Stefani Carter have taken up the cause and will read the declaration.
THE HOUSE THAT EVIL BUILT
There is in Italy a power which we seldom mention in this House
I mean the secret societies
It is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe the whole of Italy and France and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries
Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store
A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.
Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people."
Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms."
Then, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith's grabbed him."
By the time officers arrived the suspect had been subdued by employees and shoppers. Police had high praise for gun carrying man who ended the hysteria. Lt. Brian Purvis said, "This was a volatile situation that could have gotten worse. We can only assume from what we saw it could have gotten worse. He was definitely in the right place at the right time."
Dozens of other shoppers, who too could have become victims, are also thankful for the gun carrying man. And many, like Danylle Julian, are still in shock from the experience. "Scary actually. Really scary. Five minutes before I walk out to my car. It could have been me."
Police say right now they have no idea what caused the suspect to go on the dangerous rampage. (We will update as soon as we learn new information.)
So far, police have not released the names of the suspect, the victims or the man who pulled the gun.
Americans Warned: Home Schoolers Stripped of Rights
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said that home schooling is not a parents right. It is a statement some are saying should frighten American parents.
This is what it means to be Free in America
I really hate to be negative
but this is positively revolting. Disgusting. Indescribably offensive.
In the Land of the Free recently, a California couple had their child kidnapped by the state. At gunpoint.
29% Think Armed Rebellion Might Soon Be Necessary
Three in 10 registered American voters believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in the next few years, according to the results of a staggering poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson Universitys PublicMind.
Russian Scientists say period of global cooling ahead due to changes in the sun
From Radio Voice of Russia:
Russias Pulkovo Observatory: we could be in for a cooling period that lasts 200-250 years
Internet and Sale Taxes Dialectic
Before you panic that your online purchases will be tagged with the added cost of state sales tax, rely on the complexity of reporting sales to all the jurisdictions as your prime safeguard from forking over a percentage on every purchase. The Senate bill, Summary: S.336 provides a succinct description of the requirements...
U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance
Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks operated by AT&T and other Internet service providers, a practice that might otherwise be illegal under federal wiretapping laws.
The Conviction Factory: Trials Are Vanishing as the Rules of Court Procedure Tilt the Scales in Favor of the Government
There is a federal courthouse in Del Rio, Texas where criminal defendants are regularly lined up in chains to participate in mass guilty plea ceremonies. U.S. District Judge Alia Moses presides over the federal court district on the U.S./Mexican border with an unusually high criminal caseload. Judge Moses recently said that as many as sixteen defendants, each prosecuted in separate cases, may participate together in the conviction rituals. Speaking in Dallas at the annual convention of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Judge Moses told an audience that her courtroom has occasionally accommodated more than ninety felony guilty pleas in a single day.
BILL GROSS: Here Are The 4 Big Ways That The Government Will Steal Money From Bondholders
Bill Gross's latest monthly letter is out, and the title is There Will Be Haircuts.
Haircuts, of course, are a popular topic of discussion ever since Cyprus clipped the savings of large depositors in order to recap the banks.
Boston Bombing DHS Contracted Security out to Israelis
As Kevin Barretts hugely successful Press TV article pointed out yesterday we witnessed corporate media suggesting a major domestic terror attack might have been done by our own security people. Military Intelligence agrees.
US Attempting to Repeat Tales of Iraq WMD 's in Syria
Image from Independent describes Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all: Defector tells how US officials sexed up his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion. In retrospect, the corporate-media has no problem admitting the insidious lies that were told to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq the lead up to the war was another story. A verbatim repeat of these admitted lies are being directed at Syria amidst the Wests failure to overthrow the government with terrorist proxies.
12-Year Old Girl Links All US Presidents to Same Bloodline But One
If you have never questioned your government, you might want to think about it now as all but 1 US president are connected to the same bloodline.
Sheriffs Department Takes Familys Home and Its Contents Using a Fake Eviction
My wife and I (Theodore Visner and Kathy Smith) bought a home from Shelly Sweet on land contract, a sheriff department employee, that changed her mind after we had been in the home for seven months making all payments as agreed. Although we were paying Sweet every month on the purchase of the property, she had not been paying the underlying mortgage and the home fell into foreclosure.
EU Announces Potential Ban on Neonicotinoid Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths, Environmental Collapse
As irritating as bees can be, everyone knows how essential these tiny insects are not only for flowers, but for the entire ecosystem and agricultural purposes at large. Unfortunately, the bee population has dropped dramatically over the last few years across the EU and the United States. There are multiple factors to consider, but one large factor is the use of bee-destroying pesticides. This is why the European Union has decided to heavily restrict the use of these pesticides on crops, despite being split on the decision among the states.
Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
Canada can't account for $3.1B in anti-terror funding, AG finds
The federal government needs to do better at tracking and evaluating some of its program spending to ensure taxpayer dollars are being well-spent, Auditor General Michael Ferguson found in his spring report released today, and one of the most striking examples is that it can't account for $3.1 billion in anti-terrorism funding.
Cop Sues Department For Firing Him For DUI
Have you seen those stupid law enforcement commercials about how police are cracking down on drunk-driving? They depict civilians as these lawless, constantly drunk and hiccupping buffoons with alcohol literally pouring out their car as they roll their window down to talk to the police officer. Theyll show the tough-guy cops shining their flashlights in civilians cars and eyes, asking them, Sir, have you been drinking? They kind of remind me of Buzz Lightyear before he realized he was only a toy.
Government Recruiting People To Sign Up For Food Stamps
Under the Obama administration, the number of Americans receiving some form of government assistance has swelled like the cap of a Shiitake mushroom. In January of 2009, when Barack Hussein Obama was sworn into office, there were 32 million Americans receiving food stamps. By July of 2012, that number had swelled to over 46 million or one out of every 6-7 people in the entire United States.
Why the Jobs Outlook Just Got a Whole Lot Worse
Weak corporate top-line growth is likely to spell an equally troubled bottom line for the 11.7 million unemployed.
Sessions: Immigration Bill Gives Amnestied Residents 'Immediate' Access to Welfare
The immigration bill introduced to the Senate a week and a half ago would, if passed, allow illegal immigrants to access state and local welfare benefits immediately, Breitbart News has learned. The financial impact of allowing potentially millions of immigrants onto state and local public assistance could overwhelm these programs' budgets.
California Bill Could Shut Down Small Restaurants
The State of California has one of the worst proposals of any legislature in the country this year with a new bill that would force every restaurant and food service business in the state to commission an expensive "risk assessment" test for every menu item.
Man Killed By Police In Raid On Wrong House
John Adams, 61, was shot and killed by police in a drug raid on the wrong house. His wife Loraine, 70, was also handcuffed and forced to the ground.
US schools weigh bulletproof uniforms: 'It's no different than a seatbelt in a car'
The pink bulletproof rucksack that 5-year-old Jaliyah wears to school every day reaches almost down to her knees and weighs 3lbs even when empty, but for her Colorado father, the size and solidity are part of the attraction.
The strange dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the day after
Wonder how history will record the day after timeline of the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013; both the peculiar way it went down with five living presidents and their wives and a crowd of 10,000 in attendanceand in particular the fateful day that followed.
Connecticut: No Guns, No Gold
You probably know about the gun control bill that was voted into law this month. Gun manufacturers are threatening to move out of the state. The story is here.
Unclaimed: Vietnam Veteran Tells Story In New Film After Being Left Behind For 44 Years
Many of our brave men and women in uniform carry a motto that they will not leave a man behind. Sadly, in many instances that happens and its not because that is what those men want to happen. Such is the story of Special Forces Green Beret Master Sgt. John Hartley Robertson, whose helicopter was shot down over Laos in 1968 on a classified mission. He was declared dead in that same year. A new movie by Emmy-winning Edmonton Filmmaker Michael Jorgensen titled Unclaimed is Robertsons story.
Lautenberg pushing explosives restrictions
With new gun controls unlikely, Democrats have turned their attention to explosives, saying the Boston Marathon bombings should prompt Congress to require background checks for buying explosive materials.
Disconnect over expanded checks doomed gun bill; poll shows public deeply divided
Polling suggests many voters viewed last weeks Senate gun votes through the lens of Second Amendment rights findings that show why gun control advocates fell short in their bid to expand background checks on firearms sales despite
Internet Sales Tax Bill Will Pass in the Senate.
Its almost here: a new sales tax on Internet purchases. The Senate will vote in 11 days. The preliminary vote was 63 to 30.
State Senator to Piers Morgan: Now That Gun Control Failed When Are You Moving Back to England?
CNNs Piers Morgan had a fiery debate with controversial State Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday.
At one point, Campfield said, Now that gun control has failed, Piers, Im wondering when are you going to move back to England. Because everyone in Tennessee is dying to know (video follows with transcript and commentary):
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ACLU: CISPA Is Dead (For Now)
CISPA is all but dead, again.
The controversial cybersecurity bill known as the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, which passed the House of Representatives last week, will almost certainly be shelved by the Senate, according to a representative of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
The bill would have allowed the federal government to share classified "cyber threat" information with companies, but it also provided provisions that would have allowed companies to share information about specific users with the government. Privacy advocates also worried that the National Security Administration would have gotten involved.
[READ: U.S. Military Writes Rules on Cybersecurity While Chinese Hacks Skyrocket]
"We're not taking [CISPA] up," the committee representative says. "Staff and senators are divvying up the issues and the key provisions everyone agrees would need to be handled if we're going to strengthen cybersecurity. They'll be drafting separate bills."
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., chairman of the committee, said the passage of CISPA was "important," but said the bill's "privacy protections are insufficient."
That, coupled with the fact that President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill, has even CISPA's staunchest opponents, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, ready to bury CISPA and focus on future legislation.
"I think it's dead for now," says Michelle Richardson, legislative council with the ACLU. "CISPA is too controversial, it's too expansive, it's just not the same sort of program contemplated by the Senate last year. We're pleased to hear the Senate will probably pick up where it left off last year."
That's not to say Congress won't pass any cybersecurity legislation this year. Both Rockefeller and President Obama want to give American companies additional tools to fight back against cyberattacks from domestic and foreign hackers.
[READ: Lawmakers Who Pushed CISPA Were 'Doxed']
But cybersecurity legislation in the Senate, such as the Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013, has greater privacy protections than CISPA does. Richardson says that bill makes it clear that companies would have to "pull out sensitive data [about citizens]" before companies send it to the government and also puts the program under "unequivocal civilian control," something CISPA author Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., was unwilling to do.
Even if the Senate gets something done, Rogers and other CISPA supporters will likely have to compromise more than they've been willing to over the past year as Obama has made it clear he will veto legislation that doesn't have more privacy protections.
"The way [Rogers] talks, [the House] has gone as far as they possibly can on privacy," Richardson says. "I don't know if that's true and I'm not sure how they'll respond when the Senate puts something back to them. But if they don't figure out a compromise, they might not get any legislation at all."
The commerce representative says that the Senate committee is "working toward separate bills" to improve cybersecurity, which are currently being drafted. But don't expect these bills soon, as the Senate considers immigration, an Internet sales tax, the aftermath of the Boston bombing and the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control crisis in the wake of sequestration.
Richardson says she thinks it'll be at least three months before the Senate takes a vote on any cybersecurity legislation.
"We need to be vigilant as the year moves on to make sure that whatever the next product is, it's not CISPA-lite," she says. "I think this is probably going to take the rest of the year."
New Michigan law allows doctors to turn in patients who shouldn't drive
A new Michigan law allows doctors to alert the Secretary of State if they think patients medical conditions make them unsafe behind the wheel.
Before the Blast, West Fertilizer's Monsanto Lawsuit
As details emerge about the Texas fertilizer plant that was the site of Wednesdays fatal explosion and fire, a few tidbits can be gleaned from a 2007 lawsuit that the plants owners filed against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co.
Teacher Suspended For Showing Students Common Household Tools
Students arent the only ones being suspended for drawing, making hand gestures, chewing food in the shape of or thinking about guns or things that could be used as weapons. Its all about purging their still-developing minds of guns; brainwashing them to think that guns and other self-defense tools are inherently evil. But this brainwashing campaign evidently applies to teachers as well.
Hillary Rejected Benghazi Security, Report Finds
A report authored by five GOP congressmen says that Hillary Clinton personally rejected a direct request for more security at the Benghazi, Libya, facility before the September 11 attack that left four Americans dead.
62-Year-Old Man With 3 Forms of Lou Gehrigs Disease Falesly Arrested and Brutally Tortured
He is the only one that can give you an exact description of the torture and brutality that he went through in November of 2012. Ive been needed as his caretaker since then. His name is Mr. John Minor and has for the past 14 years been fighting 3 forms of Lou Gehrigs disease. They are called Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD for short), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS for short), and Chronic Pain Syndrome. He has successfully been able to stay ahead of these diseases by working out. He is the longest living person with these diseases and is used as a reference and study guide for doctors worldwide. They consider him the utmost expert in these matters.
Rep. Peter King, Mayor Bloomberg Agree: Boston Bombing Shows We Desperately Need MORE Surveillance
A few politicians bravely read the tea leaves (while the tea was still brewing!) and declared the Boston bombing to be Exhibit A in the argument for tougher immigration laws.
Boston Suspect was unarmed when shot and arrested.
A new crack in the official story in the Boston bombing was revealed this week, when officials finally admitted that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was actually unarmed when he was shot and arrested inside the boat that he was found in.
Internet sales tax advances after Obama endorsement
Legislation that would empower states to tax online purchases cleared a key hurdle in the Senate on Monday after winning an enthusiastic endorsement from President Obama.
Feds spend at least $890,000 on fees for empty accounts
If you are a federal worker on furlough this week or an airline passenger delayed by federal furloughs you might want to save your blood pressure and go read another story.
Obama Tells Nation to Let Government Think for Them
Since taking office in January of 2009, President Barack Obama has systematically stripped the American people of their rights and freedoms. He has done his utmost to take control of as many aspects of our lives as possible. Simply stated, Obama wants to own us and our lives just like the plantation owners owned their slaves 200 years ago.
Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled
Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of Vermonts Agriculture Committee, Vermont legislators are dragging their feet on a proposed GMO labeling bill. Why? Because Monsanto has threatened to sue the state if the bill passes.
Some important history that bears repeating...
The following article and interview have been suppressed by Google, now a black-ops contractor. The background on US backing for the Chechen rebels totally debunks attempts to assign blame for the Boston Marathon bombings to any group other than American security agencies and their domestic and foreign contractors who were very obvious at the scene, before and after the attack we believe they staged. Without adequate background on how we got where we are, real information can easily be shaken off as conspiracy.
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