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FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

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FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
WCBS TV ^ | Apr 28, 2009 | Marcia Kramer

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:48:40 PM by Baladas

NEW YORK (CBS) An F-16 fighter jet trails a larger military aircraft over Lower Manhattan Monday, April 27, 2009, conducting a photo shoot that panicked thousands of New Yorkers who believed the city was in jeopardy for another terrorist attack.

A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday’s low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty.

CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question.

Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.

In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration’s James Johnston said the agency was aware of “the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes” in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor’s office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.

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The Air Force 1 flyover of NYC (Funny Someone Should Finally Ask….)

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The Air Force 1 flyover of NYC

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:53:42 PM by Joiseydude

The White house explantion imo doesn’t pass the smell test. They say it was a photo-op for the purpose of using the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

But that raises the question: who was taking the photos?

Other than 2 F16s there was no mention of a fourth plane taking pictures. And both F16s were trailing AF1, which would have not been a great postion to photograph AF1 with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

Was the explantion of a photo-op the real reason or was it just the excuse given?

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Swine flu an act of biological warfare? Klayman questions whether virus is planned attack on U.S.

April 28, 2009 1 comment

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Swine flu an act of biological warfare?
Klayman questions whether virus is planned attack on U.S.

Posted: April 27, 2009
8:47 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling


With 40 confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S., an anti-terrorism expert is questioning whether the outbreak is an act of biological warfare.

Freedom Watch, a public interest watchdog, believes that there is a very good possibility that the precipitous outbreak of the virus in Mexico, which has now spread to the United States and other western countries, is not the result of happenstance – but terrorism.

The group issued a statement, noting that the U.S. has been expecting a biological or other catastrophic terrorist attack since Sept. 11.

“What could be more clever than planting the seed in neighboring Mexico and allowing it to spread to the United States?” Freedom Watch asked.

The organization speculates that after President Obama’s outreach to Iran and other Middle Eastern leaders, coupled with his denunciation of Bush administration interrogation techniques, his defense of the Muslim world could be seen as an asset to terrorist groups and may explain why the pandemic began in Mexico – to protect the president.

“In this dangerous world, with an American president who is widely loved in the Arab/Muslim world … one must ask the hard question: Is this a coincidence or the result of a slick way to attack the United States without having President Obama, a perceived long term ‘friend,’ blamed for the attack?” Freedom Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman said.

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A pandemic of panic — are we dead yet?

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A pandemic of panic — are we dead yet?
Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2009 | Wesley Pruden

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:56:19 AM by Zakeet

We were all supposed to be in the graveyard by now, done in by AIDS, SARS, bird flu, poisoned peanut butter, Hong Kong flu, killer tomatoes, global warming and strangulation by kudzu. But here we are, proof that there really is life after death.

Now we learn that we might freeze before the pigs get us. (The chickens failed.) NASA scientists have observed that the solar wind is the weakest since we began keeping such records, that the magnetic axis of the sun is tilted to an unusual degree, and Ol’ Sol is the quietest he has been in a century. A chill, say the solar scientists, may be on the way. (Or not.) Worse, says one of them, this could compel reappraisal of the science of global warning. Try as he might, poor old Al Gore just can’t keep the cosmos in line.

But this week Ol’ Sol has been put in the shade by a new panic du jour. The cable-TV networks and the Internet are bubbling with sunspots, even if the sun isn’t. Sample these latest headlines from the Drudge Report: “Two flu cases confirmed in Scotland. Has globalization made us more catastrophe-prone? Swine flu sweeps the globe. Swine flu closes football stadiums. The world must work together against this threat.”

We haven’t seen a panic quite like this one since the last one.

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The Internet Censorship Report

April 28, 2009 2 comments

The Internet Censorship Report
Canadian Journailists for Free Expression ^ | NA | NA

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 12:22:28 PM by dvan

The link below goes to an executive summary of a report about ways in which various governments censor the Internet. It discusses ways that this is done in both totalitarian governments and in democracies. (On the right, there is a column listing chapters of the report. These are links. If you click on the chapter number you will be able to read that chapter.)

Internet Censorship Report:

The following article has information about censorship in Canada. This includes the Broadcasting, Print, and Internet.

Censorship in Canada:

Here is an article about Internet censorship in Australia. I looked for Australia because that is also a democracy.

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Obama Orders Review of Plane Photo-Op

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Obama Orders Review of Plane Photo-Op
Wall St Journal ^ | 4/28/2009 | CHRISTOPHER CONKEY and PETER SPIEGEL

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:29:03 PM by SonOfDarkSkies

President Barack Obama Tuesday ordered a review of the decision to fly the backup Air Force One plane around the Manhattan skyline for a publicity photo, a move that sowed panic in New York and northern New Jersey Monday morning.

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina will conduct the review, according to Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs said Mr. Obama was “furious” when he heard about the photo stunt that had brought painful memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to mind for many New York-area residents.

A government official on Monday said the White House Military Office cancelled similar plans to fly the backup Air Force One around Washington for other publicity shots. The White House declined to make Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office who took responsibility for the decision to conduct the New York flyover, available for an interview.

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Retiree throws himself into push for state sovereignty

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Retiree throws himself into push for state sovereignty
South Washington County Bulletin ^ | 4-28-09 | Patricia Drey Busse

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:55:46 AM by AmericanHunter

Leon Moe said he’s always been a patriot.

The Cottage Grove resident’s definition of what that means, though, has changed a lot.

Forty years ago, when he was fighting with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, it meant following the U.S. government’s orders.

Leon Moe, a Vietnam veteran, is now lobbying state legislators to pass a bill that declares Minnesota a sovereign state. Moe will speak at the Constitution Party of Minnesota’s Liberty Banquet April 25.

Now, it means lobbying legislators at the state Capitol to assert Minnesota’s sovereignty, a move that would allow the state to claim exclusion from unfunded federal mandates on 10th Amendment grounds.

“I’m convinced without a doubt that if the founders of this great country were to show up today and see what kind of a government we the people have allowed to happen here, they would be embarrassed,” Moe said. “We’d have to give them heavy doses of antidepressant medication because they would just be mourning.”

Moe, who is a retired trucking administrator, said he was never involved in politics, and never associated himself with a particular political party.

Then, about a year ago, during presidential primary season, Moe started seeing yard signs pop up here and there for Ron Paul.

His curiosity was piqued. He did some research on Paul and liked what he read, and so he attended the Ron Paul rally held last September at the Target Center, which went on at the same time as the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

It was Moe’s first time attending any sort of political convention.

“He was to me one of the greatest inspirations as far as a political figure that ever existed,” Moe said. “I think the guy’s a true American hero.”

Inspired and motivated by Paul’s U.S. Constitution-based philosophy, Moe looked for a Ron Paul group on, and when he couldn’t find one nearby, he started his own.

The group attracted many staunch Republicans who wanted to rebuild the party, but Moe said that isn’t his aim.

“My thoughts are, how do you rebuild something using the same corrupt materials?” he said.

So when Paul endorsed the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, Moe got in touch with the leaders of the Constitution Party of Minnesota. He started attending meetings last December, and in February, he and three other Constitution Party activists met in the State Office Building to seek out a legislator that would author a bill declaring Minnesota a sovereign state.

Sovereignty would mean that state leaders could opt out of programs like No Child Left Behind, and could choose not to send troops to fight in the Iraq war. The federal government could try to withhold money from the state in response, but the state could also withhold money it turns over to the federal government, Moe said, citing an essay by Colorado State Sen. Charles Duke.

“It’s just so simplistic, like it was meant to be,” Moe said.

The group of four was successful in getting Minnesota House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, to author the legislation. A week later, House File 997 was ready to move through the committee process.

“It just kind of blew me away to think that ‘Wow, this is actually going to happen here,’” Moe said.

About 40 legislators have signed on to the bill, but Democrats control both the Minnesota House and Senate, and no DFLers are currently supporting it.

Moe said they’re now hoping the bill can be added on as an amendment to another piece of legislation.

As part of the group’s efforts to garner support for the bill, Moe created the Web site, which he designed himself and pays to host.

Moe got a diploma from Globe College in Web design at age 55, and now designs sites as a hobby. He’s currently working on establishing Facebook and Twitter pages for the sovereignty cause.

He’s speaking April 25th at the Constitution Party of Minnesota’s annual Liberty Banquet, his first time speaking before a large group, he said.

Moe said being so active in the cause excites him, but he said his wife has looked at his foray into politics with some skepticism, mostly due to his health.

He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes two weeks after he got out of the army, and has suffered from convulsive insulin reactions about once a month until very recently.

In December, Moe became the first veteran in the metro area to try out a new continuous glucose monitor made by Medtronic and since then, he’s only had one reaction.

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April 28, 2009

Obama Taking Up Where Bush Left Off

It is truly amazing how much news the American news media chooses to ignore. If one wants to discover what is actually going on in the world, he or she often has to go to the foreign press. This has again been the case with a story that every American should be extremely interested in, but which has been totally ignored by the American news media. I found this story in Russia Today.

According to, “The personal computer may soon be not-so-private, with the U.S. and some European nations working on laws allowing them access to search the content held on a person’s hard drive.

“President Obama’s administration is keeping unusually tight-lipped on the details, which is raising concerns among computer users and liberty activists.”

The report also states, “In extreme secrecy from the public, the United States is hammering out an international copyright treaty with several other countries and the European Union. Under the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (or ACTA), governments will get sweeping new powers to search and seize material thought to be in breach of copyright. But why all the secrecy?”

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Sen. Reid Says Obama Told Him, ‘I Have a Gift’

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Sen. Reid Says Obama Told Him, ‘I Have a Gift’
fox news ^

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:41:28 AM by keep your powder dry

WASHINGTON — Everyone knows President Barack Obama can deliver a great speech, including the president himself, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The paperback version of Reid’s memoir, “The Good Fight,” is coming out May 5 with an epilogue called “The Obama Era.” Reid said he was impressed when Obama, then a first-year senator from Illinois, delivered a speech about President George W. Bush’s war policy.

Democrat Reid writes: “`That speech was phenomenal, Barack,’ I told him. And I will never forget his response. Without the barest hint of braggadocio or conceit, and with what I would describe as deep humility, he said quietly: `I have a gift, Harry.”‘

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April 28, 2009

Following the publication of When Will America Have Had Enough, I received an e-mail from an individual, most incensed that I would write such “rot” concerning the eligibility of Also Known As (AKA) Obama to the office of president. Didn’t I know that Janice Okubo of the Hawaii Health Department, when queried by the “Tribune”, had stated that the birth certificate held by Hawaii was issued by Hawaii?

Having never heard of Janice Okubo or her supposed revelation before, and thinking I might have missed something important in my research, it seemed prudent to see what I could find. My search came up with an archived article in the “Chicago Tribune” in which Janice Okubo’s name appeared. The article is titled Obama birth certificate rumor debunked and was published October 30, 2008.

What did Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health, have to say?

“Contacted Wednesday, Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo cited Hawaii state privacy laws and guidance from the state attorney general in saying she was not permitted to confirm the authenticity of the certificate released by the Obama campaign.

But she said it appeared similar to other Hawaii birth certificates.

‘It looks exactly the same as my own birth certificate,’ Okubo said.”

It becomes readily apparent that what Ms Okubo is referring to as a “birth certificate” isn’t a birth certificate, it’s a Certification of Live Birth or COLB, the “certificate released by the Obama campaign”. The COLB is a computer generated document printed with a laser printer. It is not the “original birth certificate” referred to in the Fukino press release. The “original birth certificate” would have been generated at the time of or shortly after the birth; it would not be computer generated and it would contain significantly more information than shown on the COLB.

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Congressman (and Dr.) Paul on the Recent Swine Flu Scare

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Congressman (and Dr.) Paul on the Recent Swine Flu Scare
Youtube ^ | 4/27/09 | Ron Paul

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:57:26 AM by ovrtaxt

Congressman Paul gives his perspective on the swine flu issue.

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