US cops: armed and dangerous?
The Guardian UK ^ | 10/16/10 | Jennifer AbelPosted on Monday, August 16, 2010 8:08:17 PM by Upstate NY Guy
If mine were truly a free country, US police wouldn’t wield such immense power or employ such aggressive tactics against their own citizenry – a militarisation of our police forces that started with the war on drugs and intensified after 9/11.
Consider: can you invent a realistic scenario wherein you shoot a man dead; justify it with a story witnesses contradict; confiscate any surveillance video; claim a “glitch” makes it impossible to show the video to anyone else – all while enjoying the support of state legal apparatus?
Police in Las Vegas did that last month, after they shot Erik Scott seven times as he exited a Costco.
Cops say Scott pointed a gun at them; witnesses say Scott’s licensed weapon was in a concealed holster, and five of those seven shots hit him in the back. The confiscated surveillance video might settle the question; too bad about that glitch….
In 2004, Malaika Brooks, then seven months pregnant, was stopped for speeding in Seattle. She refused to sign the ticket – a non-arrestable misdemeanour at the time, though she was arrested for it anyway – and was Tasered three times.
It’s up to us to clean up our government and save our republic
CAN WE REVERSE THE DECLINE OF THE REPUBLIC WHICH HAS BEEN MORE THAN 100 YEARS IN THE MAKING?
by Charles Girrens
What does the United Nations’ “Agenda 21″ mean for the sovereignty of the United States?Aug. 16, 2010 — As everyone should be aware, we as a country are facing a questionable future. I don’t care what your political persuasion is. It’s past time to stand up and defeat the corporatocracy that is literally killing us all.I never thought I’d be a witness to the “Fall of the Republic.”
Look at the corruption, lies and arrogance that passed a National Health Care Bill. Make no mistake; it’s not about health care; it is about total control of every aspect of our lives.
It’s my contention that the decline of America started about 100 years ago. That’s when the Federal Reserve and its collection agency, the IRS, was created 1913. It’s been downhill ever since. We’ve been living under a de facto dictatorship since FDR.
Sure, there’s the dog and pony show elections for President, House of Representatives, and Senate…but regardless of which party wins, has anything ever gotten better? Not in my lifetime, unless you’re an illegal alien or a freeloading welfare case, which we may all become if WE don’t take a stand.
The government always seems to find a reason to get more repressive every year, mostly under the guise of security. Do you feel more secure? I don’t. I feel like a noose is being tightened around my neck. I’m sick of the treasonous, lying hypocrites, elected and unelected.
To borrow from Lenin, “What can be done?”
Here is what can be done.
The wars, which benefit no one but the military-security complex and Israel’s territorial expansion, can be immediately ended. This would reduce the US budget deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars per year. More hundreds of billions of dollars could be saved by cutting the rest of the military budget which, in its present size, exceeds the budgets of all the serious military powers on earth combined.
US military spending reflects the unaffordable and unattainable crazed neoconservative goal of US Empire and world hegemony. What fool in Washington thinks that China is going to finance US hegemony over China?The only way that the US will again have an economy is by bringing back the offshored jobs. The loss of these jobs impoverished Americans while producing oversized gains for Wall Street, shareholders, and corporate executives. These jobs can be brought home where they belong by taxing corporations according to where value is added to their product.
If value is added to their goods and services in China, corporations would have a high tax rate. If value is added to their goods and services in the US, corporations would have a low tax rate.This change in corporate taxation would offset the cheap foreign labor that has sucked jobs out of America, and it would rebuild the ladders of upward mobility that made America an opportunity society.
If the wars are not immediately stopped and the jobs brought back to America, the US is relegated to the trash bin of history.
Obviously, the corporations and Wall Street would use their financial power and campaign contributions to block any legislation that would reduce short-term earnings and bonuses by bringing jobs back to America. Americans have no greater enemies than Wall Street and the corporations and their prostitutes in Congress and the White House.
The neocons allied with Israel, who control both parties and much of the media, are strung out on the ecstasy of Empire.
The United States and the welfare of its 300 million people cannot be restored unless the neocons, Wall Street, the corporations, and their servile slaves in Congress and the White House can be defeated.
Without a revolution, Americans are history.
An Internet kill switch bill that would give President Obama the power to shut down parts of the world wide web for a period of at least four months without congressional oversight has moved closer to a Senate vote, with one of its primary advocates, Democratic co-chairman of the House Cybersecurity Caucus Jim Langevin, threatening a “cyber-9/11″ if the legislation is not quickly passed.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now trying to merge two “cybersecurity” bills, one sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman and another sponsored by Democrat Jay Rockefeller, in preparation for a final vote when the Senate returns to session in early September.
The DSA is a political action committee and bills itself as the heir to the defunct Socialist Party of America. It’s chief organizing objective is to work within the Democratic Party as the primary, but not sole, method of achieving public ownership of private property and the means of production.”Stress our Democratic Party strategy and electoral work,” explains an internal organizing document obtained by WND.
Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul made an impassioned speech this weekend slamming the actions of the Obama administration for continuing a big government agenda at the expense of the interests of the American people.Paul was on the campaign trail in Kentucky, speaking at a coal appreciation event in Knott County.
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been hired by Yale University to teach a graduate course on leadership.
McChrystal was ousted as commander in Afghanistan in July after derisive comments he and his staff made about their political bosses surfaced in an issue of Rolling Stone.
In a statement released Monday, Yale announced that McChrystal’s seminar would “examine how dramatic changes in globalization have increased the complexity of modern leadership.”The course will be offered in fall 2010 by Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where McChrystal has been appointed a senior fellow.
“Israel’s leaders reportedly raise this question with just about everyone they come into contact with. If this is true, then the time has come to end our leaders’ suspense.The answer is no.”
Guide to the Perplexed
Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2010 | Caroline GlickPosted on Monday, August 16, 2010 11:37:23 AM by Kaslin
Israel’s leaders are reportedly concerning themselves with one question today. Are there any circumstances in which US President Barack Obama will order the US military to strike Iran’s nuclear installations before Iran develops a nuclear arsenal?
From Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu down the line, Israel’s leaders reportedly raise this question with just about everyone they come into contact with.
…I think, from what I read in the papers yesterday of the testimony of General Pate before this court, that he agrees and regrets that this man was ever ordered tried by general court-martial.”
“Puller went into the noncom’s club that night with Berman, two Marine generals and other officers; the big crowd stood, shouting until he spoke:
‘I’ve talked enough for today. This will be my last request. Do your duty and the Marine Corps will be as great as it has always been for another thousand years.
‘The applause was deafening.”
And there would be blood in the streets as the labor union and the rest of the thuggery that supports him would erupt in violence…
All acts of Congress since January 2009 and signed by Obama would be null and void. No Obamacare, no federal tax laws, and none of his cabinet or sub-cabinet appointments would be valid.
And there would be blood in the streets as the labor union and the rest of the thuggery that supports him would erupt in violence. And God knows where we’d end up.
The prospect of the nation enduring another two and a half years of this incredibly unqualified man is unpleasant, but perhaps the consequences of driving him from the office he now holds could prove disastrous.The nation has endured many a great and tragic crisis , including a bloody Civil War that often set brother against brother, and a depression that nearly leveled the economy for all time. We survived in all such cases.
I Unions & Marxist Politics
Clarence B. Carson in “Basic Communism,” says unions have always held a special attraction for Marxists, writing, Labor unions were of special interest to and targets for Communist penetration and control.
After all, Communist ideology has always focused on industrial workers, ie, the ‘proletariat.’ Communist revolutions were wrought in the name of the proletariat, and they were supposed to be the base for rule following a seizure of power.
Labor unions, therefore, were instruments at hand for potential use by Communists…More broadly, the modern labor union arose more or less simultaneously with socialism. Nor was the simultaneous rise a coincidence. Socialism provided the intellectual underpinnings of unionism.Earliest union leaders were socialists, such as Eugene Debs and Samuel Gompers. For takeover, unions don’t need a Marxist majority, says Carson. A few ambitious Marxists will dominate a local union, being willing to do tasks many members avoid.
According to “A Study of Communism,” by J Edgar Hoover, As a minority group in the US, the Communist party must also extend its influence above and beyond its own membership. As a highly disciplined and inherently conspiratorial group, the party achieved this goal through a variety of means. These include such tactics as propaganda; demonstrations; appeals for sympathy; operating through front groups; infiltrating and gaining control of non-Communist organizations, with special emphasis on labor unions and youth groups.Russian tyrant Vlad Lenin wrote “Chto Delat?”—What is to Be Done? This outlined Lenin’s claim union members weren’t sophisticated enough to fight off capitalism, but needed professional help. This issue became the defining battle in communism’s history, as Lenin’s desire to impose a harsh disciplined leadership over the world’s dull workers became the model for the party.
Obama has made the case for Islam in America, on the grounds that America’s religious diversity promotes the religious freedom of all. Islam no less than any other belief system. Yet if introducing Islam into America promotes religious freedom, then why is there no religious freedom in the Muslim world? Why are churches firebombed in Malaysia because Christians presumed to use the word Allah?
Why are non-Muslims forbidden to enter the city of Mecca, from which Jews and Christians were ethnically cleansed by Mohammed? Why are Coptic Christians being oppressed and humiliated by the Egyptian government?
Every great moment in this country, when real progress is made, there was a spiritual awakening. The Restoring Honor Rally in Washington D.C. on August 28 may be the one of those moments. The rally’s organizer is radio and television personality Glenn Beck.
Beck says that our country’s troubles cannot be solved by the same methods that got us into this mess. Like an old time revivalist, he says “We must call upon God, and He will see us through.”The message is resonating. As many as a million people could attend the rally. Beck and his audience generally agree that this is a country of divine providence, a country of American exceptionalism, and that God has a special purpose for this land.
Former interim U.N. ambassador and leading neocon John Bolton went on Fox News on Friday and sounded the alarm bells over Russia’s pending delivery of nuclear fuel to Iran’s Bushehr reactor. If Israel plans to attack Bushehr, Bolton said, it must act now because allowing the Russians to load nuclear fuel rods at the site will make Iran “essentially immune from attack by Israel.
Aerial imaging technology is being used by the government to spy on Americans in an effort to collect revenue and enforce ordinances on swimming pools without safety certificates, junk cars being stored without permission, unlicensed porches, and a myriad of other petty transgressions that the state is feeding off in complete violation of the Fourth Amendment to suck citizens dry of whatever income they have left after being looted of trillions of dollars in wealth that the state has transferred to foreign banks.
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So what do you expect the conspiratorial response to this will be? That it’s a fake passport? That the U.S. Passport office is in on the conspiracy? That YouTube videos aren’t admissible in court, and thus this should simply be ignored and not acknowledged as evidence at all? That there’s not an uninterrupted shot of the trip advisor unlocking the safe, taking out the folder, and pulling out and opening the passport, and thus they aren’t convinced that the passport seen was actually in the folder?
Zionist John Bolton on Jewish World War: Best Begun by 8/21/2010
By Captain Eric H. May
HOUSTON, 8/16/10 — This article is a continuation of false flag and world war analysis written this summer by The Lone Star Iconoclast and Ghost Troop Cyber Militia. Our most recent article appeared on Friday the 13th — the same day that Joltin’ Bolton’s war date remarks were published by Newsmax and broadcast by FOX. A few articles should tell the status of the world war plotting:
“Eyes on the skies over Iran’s reactor,” Asia Times, 8/10/2010, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/LH10Ak03.html
“Ghost Troop Fri. 13th False Flag Alert,” Kolkatapost, 8/13/10, http://kolkatapresents.blogspot.com/2010/08/fwd-bangla-vision-ghost-troop-fri-13th.html
“Russia: Iran’s nuclear program peaceful,” Press TV, 8/16/2010, http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=138863§ionid=351020104
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Today’s Toons 8/16/10GOP Briefing Room ^ | August 16, 2010 | pookie18Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 9:31:58 AM by mystery-akJust a click away!
Republic Versus Democracy
In a democracy, the people who vote can vote for anything they want to have. Cars, money, pensions, giraffes, golf clubs, vacations, free chemotherapy, cartoons on TV, weather control, an artillery gun in every garage, houses that must be built at least ten feet off the ground, school busing, more welfare, less welfare.
FDR said it this way, “In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
Demise of America: One Man’s Cogent Observation
FDR said it this way, “In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
Was Obama Born Earlier Than August 4th, 1961 Was Stanley Ann Pregnant at 17 ?Questions…
| August 15, 2010 | DontTreadOnMe2010Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 4:54:56 AM by DontTreadOnMe2009
There are so many odd aspects in this story is difficult to know where to start. Since we don’t have any paperwork to hold in our hands to go on; by which I mean his true long form birth certificate, then all is speculation.However, I noticed one thing during the many discussions.Go to Wiki and take a look at Stanley Ann.You will see that she was born November 29, 1942.
Meet Charles Thompson, constitutional candidate for U.S. Congress from Oklahoma’s Second District | The Post & Email
Meet Charles Thompson, constitutional candidate for U.S. Congress from Oklahoma’s Second District
VETERINARIAN STATESMAN DISCUSSES THE ELIGIBILITY ISSUE, OUT-OF-CONTROL GOVERNMENT SPENDING, AND STATE SOVEREIGNTY
by Sharon Rondeau
Dr. Charles Thompson, DVM, is running as a Republican for U.S. Congress from the Second District of OklahomaAug. 15, 2010 — Dr. Charles Thompson attended school in Fort Gibson, OK, where he was active in the band, played football, wrestled and was a member of the Future Farmers of America.
While those programs taught him discipline, his work ethic developed at home working on the family farm where hauling hay and cutting firewood were the family’s main source of income.Following high school, he worked briefly as a diesel mechanic before joining the Army. His first duty assignment after his initial training at Ft. Knox, KY was the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea.
By the age of 20 Charles was promoted to Corporal and served as a Scout Team Leader.Charles started his Army career as a Private, worked his way to Sergeant First Class, received a direct commission and retired as a Major. During his service, he served as a Scout Team Leader, an Infantry Squad Leader, a Senior Drill Sergeant and a Detachment Commander.
If Obama Goes … [If he's found ineligible
]Canada Free Press ^ | August 15, 2010 | Philip V. BrennanPosted on Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:47:03 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Efforts to get the United States Supreme Court to demand that Barack Obama provide unassailable proof of American citizenship continue without results.Just for a moment, imagine that the Court does its job and it turns out that Obama can’t come up with a legitimate birth certificate showing that he was indeed born on U.S. soil in what was then the territory of Hawaii, and the Court declares that he is therefore ineligible to serve as the nation’s chief executive.
Should that be the case nothing that he has done, no appointments that he has made nor executive orders he issued would be valid. And under the provisions of the Constitution, John McCain would be declared the legitimate President of the United States and Sarah Palin the Vice President starting with Inauguration Day, 2009.
All acts of Congress since January 2009 and signed by Obama would be null and void.
No Obamacare, no federal tax laws, and none of his cabinet or sub-cabinet appointments would be valid.And there would be blood in the streets as the labor union and the rest of the thuggery that supports him would erupt in violence.
And God knows where we’d end up.The prospect of the nation enduring another two and a half years of this incredibly unqualified man is unpleasant, but perhaps the consequences of driving him from the office he now holds could prove disastrous.
The nation has endured many a great and tragic crisis , including a bloody Civil War that often set brother against brother, and a depression that nearly leveled the economy for all time.
We survived in all such cases.We can survive the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency