Vice President Cheney and Liz Cheney on the Dangers Facing AmericaRush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Rush LimbaughPosted on 6/24/2014, 3:46:53 PM by KaslinBEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH: We’d like to welcome back — and we have ‘em both at the same time today.
Are Lying and Politics the Same Thing?
By Alan Caruba
In a letter of advice to Peter Carr, dated August 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson said “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.
This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions”
24-Hour No-News Nitworks
Homeland Security, Journalism, Media, Terrorism
A pattern has emerged in cable TV malpractice. As critical as I am of the channels as the mouthpiece of neoconservatism, Fox News and Fox Business are the only channels doing news. They diligently cover the major stories of the day. The coverage is news driven. New job numbers, new Obamacare cancellations, counter-responses from the administration, Ukraine, The Issa-Cummings tiff: it’s all there.
[Harvard law professor] Dershowitz Says D’Souza Case ‘Smacks of Selective Prosecution’
Wall St. Journal ^ | January 31, 2014 | Jacob Gershman
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:59:51 PM by grundle
Mr. Dershowitz thinks the federal campaign fraud charges against the conservative filmmaker and author are an example of “selective prosecution.”
Weighing in on the case Friday in an interview with Law Blog, Mr. Dershowitz was withering in his opinion of the Manhattan U.S. attorney office’s prosecution of Mr. D’Souza, who pleaded not guilty last week to making illegal campaign contributions to a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in 2012.
“The idea of charging him with a felony for this doesn’t sound like a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “I can’t help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something to do with it. . . . It smacks of selective prosecution.”
Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms?
ACLJ.org ^ | Feb 19, 2014 | Matthew Clark
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:15:35 AM by KeyLargo
Free Speech » Matthew Clark » Docket Blog
Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms?
The Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country in an absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media.
Barack Obama will be remembered for many things during his two terms in office, but high on the list, right after lying to everyone about everything, will be his determination to waste billions of taxpayer dollars on every Green scheme from solar and wind energy to electric cars, and now on “climate change.”
By Douglas Hagmann: ~ Following the Bodies: “We Are at the Precipice of Something So Big, It Will Shake the Financial World” | Survival
By Mac (Reporter)
Following the Bodies: “We Are at the Precipice of Something So Big, It Will Shake the Financial World”
Saturday, February 15, 2014 19:27
(Before It’s News)
Editor’s Note: In the investigative report below, Douglas Hagmann of the Northeast Intelligence Network delves deep into a world that most only believe exists in the realm of cinematic thrillers. It’s one of intrigue, corruption and murder, and it involves some of the world’s most influential firms, business leaders and politicians.
There are billions, if not trillions, of dollars on the line. When the nefarious agendas of these sycophants are threatened it’s not much of a stretch of the imagination to suggest that those involved will do whatever is necessary to protect their wealth, power and influence. For them, the only way to deal with the problem is to silence it – permanently.
One can chalk off the recent string of banker suicides to coincidence, but what if there were more to it? What if, for example, 39 year old Vice President of JP Morgan Gabriel Magee, who emailed his girlfriend to tell her he was “leaving the office and would see her shortly,” didn’t actually throw himself off of a 33-story building in what police claim was a “non-suspicious” fatal fall?
What if the circumstances surrounding many of the deaths of these bankers and a Wall Street Journal financial reporter were the result of, as one financial insider noted a week before the deaths unfolded, a “clean up” of people who knew too much and posed a threat to the overall agenda?
Much of this may be difficult to stomach for some, but considering that the people responsible for collapsing the global economy five years ago not only never faced justice for their crimes, but were rewarded with billion dollar bank deals as a result, is it foolish to suggest that there’s much more going on here than the mainstream media and Justice department officials would have us believe?
It all just seems… a bit too convenient.
Exposing what lies beneath the bodies of dead bankers and what lies ahead for us.
By Douglas Hagmann
I feel that this is one of the most important investigations I’ve ever done. If my findings are correct, each of us might soon experience a severe, if not crippling blow to our personal finances, the confiscation of any wealth some of us have been able to accumulate over our lifetimes, and the end of the financial world as we once knew it. The evidence to support my findings exists in the trail of dead bodies of financial executives across the globe and a missing Wall Street Journal Reporter who was working at the Dow Jones news room at the time of his disappearance.
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 2:23:45 PM by gooblah
RUSH: This is an anniversary. February 17th is an anniversary. You know what it is? This is the fifth anniversary of Obama’s stimulus.
Nobody noticed, did they?
Nobody’s out celebrating it.
Nobody’s reminding you of it.
Nobody is calling your attention to it.
Nobody is applauding it.
Obama: No Corruption, No Political Motivations in IRS Scandal (Yeah right)
Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Guy Benson
Posted on Saturday, February 08, 2014 8:21:13 AM by Kaslin
If you ask Barack Obama, the various scandals that have plagued his presidency are Fox News’ fault. During his chat with Bill O’Reilly before the Super Bowl, the president insisted that the IRS targeting scandal was merely a case of “bone-headed” decisions by bureaucrats.
World in peril: Obama’s self-fulfilling nuclear policy inching ever closer
Jewish World Review ^ | 2/7/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
Posted on Friday, February 07, 2014 12:44:18 PM by Former Fetus
For years, US leaders, including President Barack Obama warned that a nuclear armed Iran would spark a regional arms race.
And this is happening.
politico.com ^ | 1/27/14 | Tal Kopan
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 8:31:08 AM by cotton1706
Rep. Steve Stockman says he has not been missing in action this month and blasted the media for claiming that no one knew where he was .
The Texas Republican slammed an Associated Press story last week that detailed him missing every vote in Congress since Jan. 9 — 17 in all — and reported that he had been virtually unseen in Texas, where he is mounting a primary campaign from the right against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn.
In fact, Stockman told Breitbart News, he went on a trip with four other members of Congress to Egypt, Israel, England and Russia.
Bipartisanship Didn\’t Help Bob McDonnell
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-22-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:40:57 PM by servo1969
RUSH: Quick. How many of you have heard the name Bob McDonnell? Quick. If you haven\’t heard of him, he was the governor of Virginia for a few years. I have to tell you, I had no idea he was a threat to Hillary Clinton. I didn\’t even know that McDonnell was planning on running for president. But he must be doing something because the Democrats, after he\’s left office, have indicted him out there.
RUSH: I\’m gonna tell you what\’s really going on with this. And I don\’t mean to make light of charges. I mean, here\’s what\’s alleged. Bob McDonnell, the recent governor of Virginia and his wife, it is alleged, were given lavish gifts over the years, like a Rolex watch and designer clothes and $140,000 in cash. They also allegedly got free rides on jet airplanes and a joyride in a Ferrari. So these are very serious charges, unless you\’re a Democrat, and then this is standard operating procedure.
Obama IRS’s Crimes Against Americans to go Unpunished….. “There is little reason for the American people to have confidence in this investigation,”
By Arnold Ahlert Thursday, January 16, 2014
While the media hypocritically train their focus on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bridge-closing scandal, the Obama administration is quietly sweeping its IRS scandal, in which officials terrorized citizens for years with invasive investigations,
audits, burdensome litigation, and threats of criminal prosecution, under the rug.
“A Fifth Column Indeed” ~ Servando Gonzalez – historian, semiotician, writer, political satirist, intelligence analyst
In \”Seven Steps to Hell,\” an article in his byline \”The Fifth Column\” (March 3, 2007), Paul R. Hollrah mentions an interview appeared in the August 3, 1995 edition of the Wall Street Journal with former North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin. In it, according to Hollrah, Col. Tin described \”the step-by-step defeat of US forces,
not on the battlefield, but in the White House, in the Halls of Congress, in the streets of America, and on our college and university campuses.\” And Hollrah ends the paragraph with the rhetorical question \”Sounds familiar?\”
(Before It\’s News)
The Wall Street Journal published a chilling piece on the real life nightmare that is now unfolding for millions of Americans under the oppressive, costly, and deadly Obamacare legislation. What was warned, is now coming to pass, and Barack Obama, and those around him, are well aware of the nightmare that will remain for America when Obama leaves the White House.
By Alan Caruba Wednesday, November 27, 2013
On Thanksgiving 2013, it may seem that the nation has little to be thankful for, but if you pull back from the headlines and other news, it is clear that Obama’s presidency is seriously damaged and will remain so until and after he is gone. That’s worth celebrating.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Obama\’s Iranian Deal is a New Disaster
A wall mural in Tehran
By Alan Caruba
The headline of the lead, page one article in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, November 8 was “U.S., Iran Close In on Nuclear Deal” with a sub-headline “West Set to Ease Some Financial Sanctions in Exchange for Tehran Freezing Most Advance Work.’
Secretary of State John Kerry cut short a visit to Middle East states, including Israel, returning to Geneva where the deal was reportedly close to being signed.
“Obama meets with Krauthammer, Gigot”….. “Of those, at least 4 have been vocal critics of the Cruz strategy — and Obama, who follows the news and monitors his detractors and defenders just as you’d expect a paranoid narcissist would, did not pick these “conservatives” at random.”
“Obama meets with Krauthammer, Gigot”
Protein Wisdom ^ | 10/9/13 | Jeff G
Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:59:54 PM by Lakeshark
President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with five conservative journalists on Tuesday afternoon.
Why a Defund-ObamaCare Strategy Would Succeed
American Thinker ^ | 09/19/2013 | Gene Schwimmer
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:30:14 AM by SeekAndFind
We are less than one and a half weeks from the Showdown at the CR (Continuing Resolution) Corral, and establishment politicians, of both parties, are panicking.
The latest turn of the screw came last week, when opposition from 43 apparently non-establishment Republicans forced Speaker Boehner to cancel a vote on a CR because that CR would have continued to fund Obamacare.
Dem. Pat Caddell gets conservative love for shredding Lindsay Graham… “Calling Graham the “effective leader of the surrender caucus of the Republican Party,” Democratic strategist and Fox News analyst Pat Caddell drew cheers from a gathering of conservative activists Monday night in the city’s downtown Harbour Club.”
Dem. Pat Caddell gets conservative love for shredding Lindsay Graham
BizPacReview ^ | 09/11/2013 | Joe Saunders
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 5:04:18 AM by TexGrill
He reflects the worst of America’s dark side (no pun intended). His agenda’s polar opposite what most people want.
He’s waging war on humanity. He’s doing it nonstop. He plans lots more ahead. He prioritizes advancing America’s imperium. He seeks unchallenged global dominance. He’s repressively ruthless at home.
He came to St. Petersburg for support. His “lobbying blitz” fell short. He met stiff opposition. He headed home to face congressional and popular “skeptics.”
Ahead of his planned 9/11 eve nationally televised address on Syria, his UN envoy Samantha Powers told Center for American Progress (CAP) ideologues:
She urged circumventing Security Council authorization. She argued for lawless aggression, saying:
The Robert Taft Republicans Return… “At town hall meetings in their districts, the congressman reports, House Republicans are hearing “an isolationist message.” It’s not America’s war. The evidence that the Assad regime used chemical weapons is ambiguous, maybe cooked. There isn’t a compelling national interest to intervene. “
The Robert Taft Republicans Return
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:52:20 PM by nuconvert
The Robert Taft Republicans Return – Isolationism has never served the interests of America, or the GOP.
‘We’ll be lucky to get 80 Republicans out of 230.” That’s an astute GOP congressman’s best guess for how his caucus now stands on the vote to authorize military force against Syria.
by Doug Book, editor
Anyone not convinced by now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fashioned by those in pursuit of greater power rather than better healthcare apparently doesn’t know that the law features a section which deliberately shuts down many of the best and most effective healthcare providers in the nation.
Thanks to a deal forged by ObamaCare’s Democrat authors and associations which represent many of the nation’s largest hospitals, all clinics, treatment facilities and hospitals owned by physicians are being effectively driven out of business.
For years the nation’s critical care hospitals have been unable to successfully compete with the smaller, more specialized, doctor-owned and operated facilities. As the Wall Street Journal reports, “…many physician-owned hospitals have enjoyed profit margins of 20 to 35 percent in recent years. Meanwhile, community hospitals had profits of just 7 percent in 2010.” (1)
By Arnold Ahlert Friday, July 26, 2013
A new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reveals that public perceptions about race relations in America have taken a devastating hit since the election of Barack Obama. At the beginning of the president’s first term, 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks had a positive view of American race relations.
Those numbers have plummeted to 52 percent and 38 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, 45 percent of whites now consider race relations fairly or very bad, compared with 20 percent in 2009, and the negative views held by black Americans has jumped from 30 percent to 58 percent. Thus, the idea that the election of Barack Obama would usher in a golden age of so-called post-racial relations has exploded. And the president and his administration bear the lion’s share of the responsibility for lighting the fuse.
The poll, conducted in mid-July by Hart Research Associations and Public Opinion Strategies, has tracked Americans’ attitudes about race since 1994. And despite only a single poll question regarding the Zimmerman trial, which asked whether the outcome increased, decreased, or didn’t affect one’s confidence in the legal system, the steepest decline in positive views, and greatest increase in negative views, occurred in the last two years. That the timeframe largely coincides with the Trayvon Martin shooting controversy is likely no coincidence.
The Trayvon Martin case is one of the most visible examples of the Obama administration’s deliberate poisoning of race relations; all in coordination with the…………….
The Patriot-News ^ | July 7, 2013 | Donald Gilliland
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:09:26 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
Civil War commemorations and re-enactors are practically synonymous, but as the Gettysburg hoopla began last week, the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College said very publicly the commemoration would be better without all the men in blue and gray pretending to be soldiers.
Morning Bell: The IRS Wants to Know If You’re a “Patriot”
Heritage Foundation ^ | 5/15/2013 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:00:00 AM by IbJensen
Across this great land, patriotic Americans are behaving subversively.
We’re quoting from our pocket Constitutions, starting reading groups to discuss our founding documents, even gathering together to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Uncle Sam is not amused.
Committing Treason and Benghazi Murder Cover-up… “There’s A Murderer In The WH !!!!!” | Veterans Today
Take off your partisan hat and open your minds to the actual uninterrupted high treason that is part of the foreign policy establishment. Party politics is often just a show that plays to their respective bases. However, the tract and direction of extending the transnational empire just continues on a global scale. The full-blown treason committed by every administration that practices the internationalist vision of democracy domination is really a masquerade for worldwide dominion. Presidents are mere temporary talking heads for the oligarchy that actually rules. Murdering their own diplomats and hired help is incidental, when 1,455,590 Iraqi deaths since the U.S. invasion are ignored and dismissed.
Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab
Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/22/2013 | Amy Payne
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 7:31:12 AM by IbJensen
Why are states so eager to collect taxes on Internet sales?
In short, because they could grab money from other states.
Heritage legal expert David Addington lays it out:
Like the money-hungry federal government, many state governments have financial and political interests in getting their hands on more and more money to grow their governments. It is not surprising that many of those state governments find out-of-state businesses to be lucrative and politically easy targets for tax legislation.
Addington explains how this would work. Take, for example, a company whose workforce and warehouses are in New Hampshire. This company has no contacts with Illinois other than taking remote sales orders over the Internet.
Youtube ^ | 4/13/13 | Daylight Disinfectant
Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:56:46 AM by Nachum
An influential Gun Rights Advocate actually helped write the Background Check Bill coming up before the Senate this coming week. Alan Gottlieb, Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation, speaking candidly at a GOP gathering on Friday claimed that his staff had actually helped write the bill. He went on to describe how the Bill would be a step in the right direction for gun control advocates. “There’s a Million other checks in there it’s a Christmas Tree,” bragged Gottlieb, “We just hung a Million Ornaments on it.”
^ | 4/7/13 | Moe LanePosted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:47:54 PM by Nachum
Ever notice that this administration is only lightning-fast when it comes to shifting blame when things don’t work out perfectly? They practically left a vapor trail in their zeal to anonymously accuse the US military of being responsible for our tense situation with North Korea:So, it’s the Navy’s fault that the U.S.-North Korea spat has gone so far?
That’s the apparent message from senior administration officials who, according to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, said that they had long planned to send B-52s, B-2 stealth bombers, and F-22 fighters to the Korean Peninsula as part of preplanned wargames with South Korea, but that they had not planned the recent deployment of Navy destroyers.
By Matt Holzmann
Last week, headlines informed us that, because of the Sequester, the FAA will be reducing the number of Air Traffic Controllers and closing 149 control towers completely. Earlier, the Department of Homeland Security released hundreds of illegal aliens awaiting deportation because they could not afford to hold them because of cuts mandated by the Sequester, they said.Head Start is to face cuts due to Sequestration. Native American children are being sacrificed to Sequestration according to Slate Magazine.
The Marine Corps faces massive reductions in manpower reports the Wall Street Journal. The U.S.S. Harry Truman and its escorts are sitting idle in Norfolk, VA because of the Sequester when they should be on their way to the other side of the world.
What Rand Paul Got Right
Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:35:49 PM by Kaslin
Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul’s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn’t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with “lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial.”
In other words, if an American member of al-Qaeda is sitting at a Starbucks, can the president sic one of his death-dealing robots on him?
Dorner Manhunt Reveals Police Contempt for Public Safety
Reason ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 6:37:46 PM by neverdem
Police typically say that their top mission is to protect “public safety.” That’s the lingo. But the recently concluded manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, accused of murdering four people after releasing a manifesto decrying his 2008 firing from the force, suggests that concern about the public’s actual safety sometimes is fairly low on the list of police priorities.
Last weekend, police opened fire on a 71-year-old newspaper carrier and her 47-year-old daughter who had the misfortune of driving a pick-up truck police thought might be Dorner’s. The Los Angeles police detectives who opened fire on them, putting two bullets in the older woman’s back, didn’t do much double checking.
The carriers’ truck was a different make and color from Dorner’s.
Why used cars are scarce – and expensive
American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2013 | David Paulin
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 11:04:48 AM by SeekAndFind
Yes, Obama‘s Cash for Clunkers program is definitely one reason used cars are in increasingly scarce supply– and much pricier than they used to be. But another reason relates to something liberals despise: “trickle down” economics or, in respect to the increasing scarcity of used cars, the fact that low-income used car buyers do better when wealthier Americans (those who can afford new cars) do better.
» Gun Control Was – Historically – About Repressing Blacks Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
Preface: I was raised to be against guns. My parents hated guns, and believed that they only lead to crime and accidental shootings.
I was raised in a blue state, and I have long been deeply influenced by leading voices for non-violence, such as Gandhi and King. So – until recently – I was pro gun-control.
As such, I was stunned to learn about the historical background behind gun control campaigns.
The Real History of Gun Control
UCLA Constitutional law professor Adam Winkler – whose commentary has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and numerous other outlets, and who is a contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post – notes (via the Wall Street Journal):
[The history of gun control in America] was a constant pressure among white racists to keep guns out of the hands of African-Americans, because they would rise up and revolt.
*** Read more…
Reevaluating the President’s Push for Pre-K
Eagleye Blog ^ | February 14, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:35:20 PM by eagleye85
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama proposed “working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America.” This additional preschool access would, of course, be funded through federal and state coffers. President Obama is headed to Georgia today to “formally unveil his proposal for expanding early childhood education,” reports the Washington Post.
By A.J. Cameron Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Amazing things happen when you pray to the Holy Spirit for vision and clarity. If you are old enough to remember enjoying playing with a kaleidoscope, you know how a slight twist of a wrist can dramatically alter the view. After reading several emails from CFP friends and hearing several comments on talk radio, I enjoyed a lightning bolt of insight regarding Obama and the media.
by Stephen Lendman
New York’s medical examiner announced death by “hang(ing) himself in his Brooklyn apartment.”
Lingering suspicions remain. Why would someone with so much to give end it all this way? He was one of the Internet generation’s best and brightest.
He advocated online freedom. Selflessly he sought a better open world. Information should be freely available, he believed. A legion of followers supported him globally.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is developing a wide-ranging immigration reform plan—including steps to give more than 12 million illegals currently in the U.S. legal status—in an effort to seize the initiative on a contentious issue that polls show is hurting the Republican Party with the nation’s rapidly growing Hispanic population.
Rubio laid out the broad outline of his plan in an interview with the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, at the same time President Obama announced he would push a comprehensive immigration plan of his own this March.
Surprisingly, both hold similar goals—creating a process in which undocumented workers in the U.S. can gain status and at the same time create a potential path to citizenship at some point in the future. …
Republican lawmakers have told Newsmax that Rubio’s plan could pass muster, even with immigration hardliners, if the plan included a significant restitution for illegals to pay and began taxing them for their work here. …
By Al Benson Jr.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was the former head of policy at the Department of Treasury and was previously the editor of the Wall Street Journal. His latest book is How the Economy Was Lost. Over the years I have read his columns and always found him to be insightful and thought provoking.
Just this week he did a column called Agenda Prevails Over Truth and boy was he right on the money there. The article appeared on http://www.prisonplanet.com For the leftist lap dogs that prevail in what we call the “news” media agenda is everything. Truth is what fits the agenda and if it doesn’t fit the agenda it’s not truth. It’s as simple as that.
Statesmanship at its finest: during fiscal cliff talks, President Obama reportedly told Speaker Boehner that he would use his two major speeches in January to blame Republicans for the stalled deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the president wasn’t too happy with the options House Republicans were willing to present, and made it clear he was willing to throw the GOP under the bus for the nation‘s financial woes.
Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.
The Petraeus Saga
Epitaph for a Four Star
by Col. DOUGLAS MACGREGOR, Ret.
When Major General David H. Petraeus, commander of the 101st Airborne Division met Lieutenant General William Wallace, commander of the U.S. Army’s V Corps on 27 March 2003 at a site near Najaf, only five days after American forces began the attack to Baghdad Petraeus and Wallace were deeply pessimistic. They concluded,
“The war was in dismal shape.” Petraeus, an officer who had risen to Major General and Division Command with no previous combat experience, was deeply worried about the level of Iraqi resistance.
Yesterday’s New York Times editorial: “A Big Storm Requires a Big Government“:Disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of “big government,” which is why Mitt Romneywants to eliminate it.
At a Republican primary debate last year, Mr. Romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. He not only agreed, he went further.”Absolutely,” he said.
We reported last year that a “false flag” attack on the Internet could be used to justify a crack-down on free speech.
Last month, Michael Rivero put these two ideas together, theorizing that the U.S. or Israel was launching a false flag cyber attackon American banks, which they would blame on Iran as a justification for war.
By Alan Caruba
The “EPA has admitted to a federal court that it asks human guinea pigs to sacrifice their lives for regulatory purposes—and $12 per hour.” That was a recent news item reported by JunkScience.com’s founder, Steve Milloy.
“EPA has responded to our emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against its ongoing human experiment (called ‘Captain’) involving the air pollutant” known as “fine particles.”
New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates… (“…Until recently it was far too expensive for police to track the locations of innocent people… “)
For more than two years, the police in San Leandro, Calif., photographed Mike Katz-Lacabe’s Toyota Tercelalmost weekly. They have shots of it cruising along Estudillo Avenue near the library, parked at his friend’s house and near a coffee shop he likes. In one case, they snapped a photo of him and his two daughters getting out of a car in his driveway.
Mr. Katz-Lacabe isn’t charged with, or suspected of, any crime. Local police are tracking his vehicle automatically, using cameras mounted on a patrol car that record every nearby vehicle—license plate, time and location.
“Why are they keeping all this data?” says Mr. Katz-Lacabe, who obtained the photos of his car through a public-records request. “I’ve done nothing wrong.”
Until recently it was far too expensive for police to track the locations of innocent people such as Mr. Katz-Lacabe. But as surveillance technologies decline in cost and grow in sophistication, police are rapidly adopting them. Private companies are joining, too. At least two start-up companies, both founded by “repo men”—specialists in repossessing cars or property from deadbeats—are currently deploying camera-equipped cars nationwide to photograph people’s license plates, hoping to profit from the data they collect.
The rise of license-plate tracking is a case study in how storing and studying people’s everyday activities, even the seemingly mundane, has become the default rather than the exception. Cellphone-location data, online searches, credit-card purchases, social-network comments and more are gathered, mixed-and-matched, and stored in vast databases.
Prison Planet.com » The Revolution From Above… (“…Americans are the first people in history who are so idealistic, or so thoroughly brainwashed, that they prefer to pay for wars and bail out banks than to make their mortgage payments and help their children…”)
…..Apparently, Americans are the first people in history who are so idealistic, or so thoroughly brainwashed, that they prefer to pay for wars and bail out banks than to make their mortgage payments and help their children with student loan debt.
The federal court in Germany has ruled that Germans are to be just as idealistic as Americans. The federal court has produced a ruling that it is OK for the EU to require German citizens to provide $190 billion to pay off the private banks who lent too much money to Greece.
A d v e r t i s e m e n t
In exchange for paying off the banks for Greece, the Greek people are to be driven into poverty and hopelessness. Pensions are cut, taxes are raised, employment is cut, social services are curtailed, prices of utilities are raised. The Greek people are to be destroyed in order that the private European banks do not lose money on their bad loans.
The Real DiLorenzo: A ‘Southern Partisan’ Interview (“Our Republic Cannot Be Restored Until GOP Destroyed!”)
When Random House released Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo‘s critique of Abraham Lincoln, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, in 2002, it caused quite a stir. Dr. DiLorenzo eloquently and effectively disputed the accepted Lincoln myth, and the liberal academics who’ve made a living off of Lincoln’s unassailability didn’t like it one bit.
Born in Pennsylvania — southern Pennsylvania, as he is quick to point out — Dr. DiLorenzo earned a Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech and is now professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland.
In addition to The Real Lincoln, Dr. DiLorenzo is the author of ten books, including Official Lies: How Washington Misleads Us; The Food and Drink Police: America’s Nannies, Busybodies, and Petty Tyrants; and Underground Government: The Off-Budget Public Sector (co-authored with James T. Bennett).
Professor DiLorenzo is widely published in the popular press as well, including the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, Readers Digest, and many other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, CSPAN, and the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show, and writes regularly for such websites as LewRockwell.com. Recently, he was interviewed by the History Channel for an upcoming documentary about Lincoln.