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Sarah Palin Talks to Judge Napolitano (Video)

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Governor Palin: “The More Remote, the Larger Government Becomes, the More Dismissive the Government Bureaucrats Are of the People and Of What Their Will Is”

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Obama Singles Out Sheriff Joe During Immigration Discussion

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WASHINGTON – President Obama criticized Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio‘s immigration tactics during a round table discussion on immigration Wednesday. The president was asked about a federal investigation into the sheriff’s office and appeared to dodge the question.

A trio of Latin American journalists brought forth questions to president Obama, and their conversation turned towards the government’s investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

“What happened to the investigation of the many violations and challenges by the federal government on Sheriff Joe Arpaio?” asked the foreign journalist.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxphoenix.com …

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NH State Representative Asks Where Congress’s Backbone Is| The Post & Email

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Why is it our elected Representatives in Congress do not have the backbone to bring Mr. Obama up on charges of treason! If they let this traitor off they are just as guilty as he is. They swore to uphold and defend the US Constitution, so what are they waiting for? It’s time for our elected officials to grow a backbone and stand up for America. I hope you will join me in calling, writing or e-mailing you Congress person and ask them to do what is right for America, and ask for a Commission of Treason against Mr. Obama under Article III section 3 of the US Constitution. One person can make a difference. Wake up America!………………..

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E-voting machines vulnerable to remote vote changing

September 29, 2011 1 comment

U.S. government researchers are warning that someone could sneak an inexpensive piece of electronics into e-voting machines like those to be used in the next national election and then remotely change votes after they have been cast.

Basically, when a voter pushes a button to record his or her votes electronically, the remote hijacker could use a Radio Frequency remote control to intercept that communication, change the votes, and then submit the fraudulent votes for recording.

The researchers uncovered similar problems with Sequoia e-voting systems in 2009.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.cnet.com …

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Pelosi’s brother-in-law is given $737m of taxpayers’ money to build giant solar plant

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Nancy Pelosi is facing accusations of cronyism after a solar energy project, which her brother-in-law has a stake in, landed a $737 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, despite the growing Solyndra scandal.

The SolarReserve project is backed by an energy investment fund where the Minority Leader‘s brother-in-law Ronald Pelosi is second in command.

Tom Schatz, president of Washington-based advocacy group Citizens Against Government Waste, said: ‘It is time for a full audit of their activities, their management and their results.

‘Candidly, it might be time for the federal government to rethink the whole idea of loan programs.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk …

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“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

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“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

July 30, 2010 Gunny G “The danger to US is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him…..Prager Zeitung

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A reader of Prager ZeitungPosted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:40:54 AM by MindBender26Edited on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:46:35 AM by Admin Moderator. [history]

This is a comment from a reader of Prager Zeitung, a German language newspaper published in Prague:“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.

It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.”

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

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via “The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL).

Gunny G: As You Pass Through This life, Try To Keep This In Mind–It Explains A Lot! « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

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After Demise Of ‘Don’t Ask,’ Activists Call For End To Military Ban On Transgenders

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With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com

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Document drop exclusive: Issa asks CEO about White House/Ford fiasco

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GOP House Oversight and Government Reform chair Rep. Darryl Issa has questions for Ford CEO Alan Mulally about the White House Ford fiasco.

In a new letter Mulally received today, Rep. Issa requests more information and notes that he is “deeply concerned about undue political pressure exerted by the White House on public companies. Issa asks Mulally the same question I asked White House press flack Dan Pfeiffer yesterday (and which Pfeiffer refused to answer): Did any White House officials — or any other current or former administration officials — contact any Ford officials/employees to discuss the anti-bailout ad? He also asks whether any UAW employees, Obama for America staff, or DNC staff did likewise.

Here’s the full, seven-page letter:

Glad we have some representatives in Washington confronting the White House bully problem.

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com …

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Contacts Made on Behalf of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III| The Post & Email

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RETIRED NAVY COMMANDER AGAIN JAILED AS A RESULT OF FALSE INDICTMENTS

by Sharon Rondeau

Is the Monroe County courthouse running a criminal enterprise to enrich those running the shadow government there?

(Sep. 29, 2011) — Several readers of The Post & Email have confirmed that Walter Fitzpatrick has been returned to the Monroe County, TN jail. Fitzpatrick was arrested when he walked out of his sentencing hearing on September 23, 2011 after reading a statement which claimed that the court had no jurisdiction over him.

The phone number to inquire about his well-being and treatment at the jail is 423-442-3911. However, Monroe County sheriff’s deputies have been known to lie. The address where letters can be sent is here.

The Post & Email has contacted Gov. Bill Haslam‘s office, the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, State Sen. Stacey Campfield, State Sen. Mae Beavers, and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s office. None of them has responded to our request to investigate corruption within the judiciary in Monroe County and greater Tennessee.

We contacted the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts regarding Gary Pettway, who served as a rubber-stamp grand jury foreman for at least 27 years without having been duly appointed or sworn in but received no response…………………

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DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities

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DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities By Nicholas Ballasy – The Daily Caller 12:12 PM 09/29/2011 ADVERTISEMENT

Mexican-based transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) were “operating in more than a thousand U.S. cities during 2009 and 2010, spanning all nine Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) regions,” according to the U.S. Justice Department’s National Drug Threat Assessment of 2011.

According to the report, the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) assesses with “high confidence” that Mexican-based TCOs “control distribution of most of the heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine available in the United States” and production of these drugs in Mexico “appears to be increasing.”

However, the report says that an “analysis of law enforcement information reveals variations in the primary type of illicit drugs trafficked by each of the seven main Mexican-based TCOs and the regions of the United States where their operations are concentrated.”

The primary regions where the TCOs have been operating are Florida/Caribbean, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, New York/New Jersey, Pacific, Southeast, Southwest and West Central.

“Mexican-based trafficking organizations control access to the U.S.–Mexico border, the primary gateway for moving the bulk of illicit drugs into the United States,” says the report.

“The organizations control, simultaneously use, or are competing for control of various smuggling corridors that they use to regulate drug flow across the border.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com …

via DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities.

The Obama Administration Just Flat-Out ROBS You

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Despite the growing Solyndra scandal, yesterday the Department of Energy approved $1 billion in new loans to green energy companies — including a $737 million loan guarantee to a company known as SolarReserve:

3/4 of a billion dollars. And who’s the #2 at one of the “investment partners”? None other than the brother in-law of Nancy Pelosi.

(Excerpt) Read more at market-ticker.org …

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ENEMY OF THE STATE

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I am not sure how this happened. I don’t know when it happened. I am unaware of what I did to have this happen. But I am now considered by many of my countrymen, and by my government, an enemy of the state.

(Excerpt) Read more at oldscout.blogtownhall.com …

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If the Media Won’t Cover it the Bloggers WillSilver Circle Underground | Silver Circle Underground

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t’s long since known that the media has completely lost touch with humanity, and that’s to say it was ever once connected at all. Instead of talking about the thousands protesting corruption in our nation’s financial sector, in an attempt to gather more citizen support, not even one ‘top story’ spot could be saved in online news for them…nope they’d rather tell you about Kindle’s newly unveiled competition to Apple’s iPad and what kind of music John Huntsman likes (mind you the news about the deadly cantaloupes should be there!)

One Wall St. protestor mentioned a direct correlation between the #Occupy protests and the Tea Party protests, both of which had similar motives and goals, but were directed towards different sectors: Private vs. Public (which is debatable). Like the Tea Party, the #OccupyWallStreet agenda is somewhat unclear, most likely because of the decentralization of its protestors; those of which are coming from all different walks of life and schools of thought. What everyone seems to want is less money in the hands of people in control and more in their own……………..

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The Tea Party existed before the media created a monster out of it. There were days when the media was begged to show up at state capitals and sign waver’s events to cover the dissent upon the spending habits of Congress, and nothing was said. Then something happened…the boom of Facebook and Twitter users happened. I’m not saying this is when the social media applications peaked…but a moment came where social media started to drive the daily news on the Tea Party just like the trusted websites of CNN, Fox, and MSNBC. Then they started listening…and soon found out they would make tons of money off of the coverage, so news stations around the country started showing up.

I can even remember back in 2007-2008 as the elections were warming up, the father of the Tea Party, Ron Paul raised $6.4 million in 24 hours partly due to the swift movement of fundraising across the internet. And even then #RonPaulMoneyBomb wasn’t even trending on Twitter, like #OccupyWallStreet has.

If the dissenting protests against Wall St. continue and the momentum builds, I think the media will be there in zero seconds flat, but is that really what people want?

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» Military to Collaborate with Wyoming Cops in Drunk Driving Crackdown Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

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The Department of Justice will work with authorities in Wyoming to violate what remains of Posse Comitatus, according to the Star-Tribune.

“In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, F.E. Warren Air Force Base will collaborate with state and local governments and law enforcement to cut down on underage and irresponsible drinking,” the newspaper reported earlier this week. “State, local and military police will also work together under the program to crack down on drunk people who disobey the law.”

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs provided funding for the three-year project, estimated to cost $300,000-per-year.

The Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C. § 1385), passed on June 18, 1878, following the end of Reconstruction, restricts the federal government from using the military in state and local law enforcement. The statute specifically prohibits the Army and Air Force and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity…….

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Don’t Worry, The Federal Reserve Just Wants To Be Your “Online Friend”

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According to CNBC, the Federal Reserve “is planning on monitoring what you say about it on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook”. Apparently we are not supposed to be alarmed though, because as the CNBC headline states, the Federal Reserve just “wants to be your Facebook friend“. In fact, the CNBC article says that anyone that feels threatened by the fact that the Federal Reserve will be monitoring what we say on Facebook and Twitter is just “paranoid“. Well, if it came out that Barack Obama was setting up a system that would identify “key bloggers” and monitor “billions of conversations” on the Internet to see what was being said about him, wouldn’t there be thousands of articles expressing outrage? Sure there would be. The Federal Reserve is supposed to be an independent central bank that is above politics. So why in the world would they need to perform “sentiment analysis” on what is being said about them on “Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube“?………………………..

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U.S. Invented Soviet Threat

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According to former CIA agents and historians participating in a forum held at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, in the early 1960s the U.S. government invented the so-called “Missile Gap” and wildly over-estimated the number of ICBMs the Soviet Union had.

How many ICBMs did the Soviets actually have? Four, according to declassified documents.

The Eisenhower administration used aerial reconnaissance and imaging satellites like the Corona Satellite to discover that the Soviets did not have the advanced technology to threaten the U.S.

As a growing number of historians have realized for years, the so-called Cold War was largely an illusion – known as “policy by press release” – invented by the military industrial complex, the same folks who are selling us new wars and conjured-up threats from the likes of al-Qaeda and now the so-called Haqqani network.

“The study of the Missile Gap period is especially relevant because it relates to today’s situation in Iraq, North Korea, and Iran, said historian and author Fred Kaplan and Timothy Naftali, director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and a former Harvard student,” writes Laya Anasu for The Crimson.

The invented Missile Gap – an extension of the supposed Bomber Gap – is part of a larger reality that we never hear about and is not revealed in most history books: the entire Soviet threat was invented by Wall Street and the international bankers.

In Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development 1945 to 1965 written by the late Antony Sutton, we discover that if not for a massive transfer of technology and money to the Bolsheviks in the 1920s and later, Russia would have remained an isolated and backwards rural society. Sutton drew his conclusions after reviewing State Department documents.

Antony Sutton: The Best Enemies Money Can Buy.

“Soviet exports in the late sixties were still those of a backward, underdeveloped country. They consisted chiefly of raw materials and semi-manufactured goods,” Sutton writes in the conclusion of his trilogy. “When manufactured goods were exported they were simple machine tools and vehicles based on Western designs, and they were exported to underdeveloped areas,” he writes.

And yet we were expected to believe at the time that the Soviet Union had developed and manufactured a burgeoning arsenal of sophisticated nuclear weapons.

“In the Bolshevik Revolution we see many of the same old faces that were responsible for creating the Federal Reserve System, initiating the graduated income tax, setting up the tax-free foundations and pushing us into WWI,” writes Gary Allen.

It was “a tiny oligarchical clique at the top” that created the Soviet Union, not because the elite are communists, but because communism is “a method to consolidate and control the wealth” and ultimately build ”an all-powerful world, socialist super-state,” a state we are now beginning to see as the bankers take down the global economy.

We need to keep this in mind as the elite, through their academics and corporate media, try to sell us new threats, for instance the Haqqani terror network recently pushed by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Mike Mullen, as he lectured the Senate Armed Services Committee last week.

The corporate media reports that Haqqani is a veritable arm of Pakistan’s ISI, but what they don’t tell you is that the ISI is a creation of British intelligence – shepherded by Major General Walter Joseph Cawthorn, working for MI-6 – and the terror organizations now supposedly threatening the United States (and subsequently replacing the facile threat of the Soviet Union) were created through a collaboration between the ISI and the CIA, beginning in the early 1980s, a fact admitted by none other than the New York Times and Zbigniew Brzezinski.

The elite invent scary threats and push them off on us, knowing that we will usually take the bait, as the mass hysteria – and curtailment of our liberties – demonstrated after we were sold the fairy tale that a gaggle of Muslim cave dwellers made NORAD stand down and waved a magic wand that suspended the laws of physics of September 11, 2011.

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Bachmann Says Hezbollah Could Be Planning Missile Site in Cuba

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Based on unsubstantiated reports in an Italian newspaper, GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann warned Wednesday that the United States could be facing another Cuban Missile Crisis, but from Hezbollah, the Middle Eastern terror group.

“There’s reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah,” Bachmann said in a speech Monday in Iowa. “And Hezbollah is looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you are 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapon sites in Cuba. This would be foolish.”

It is believed the Minnesota congresswoman was referring to a report in a conservative Italian newspaper that has not been found to have any merit, but that the Huffington Post pointed out has been cited on a few American blogs, The Daily Mail reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com …

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AZ Sheriff: ATF Are Accomplices to Murder

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Sheriff Paul Babeu implicates Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department as accomplices in the crimes involving weapons used in the “Fast and Furious” scandal.

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Facing Shutdown, GOP Goes Soft

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What a difference half a year makes.

For the second time this year, a government shutdown has been narrowly avoided. But while the spring battle over a continuing resolution was, in the end, a worthwhile exercise that demonstrated the intransigence of Senate Democrats in controlling our budget, this fall’s skirmish achieved little. The reason: House Republicans declined to stake out as strong a position as they had on H.R. 1.

The heated climate and gridlock that have overcome Washington this year are due to the simple fact that there are now three political forces in Congress: liberals, who want to continue expanding government en route to making America look more like Europe; conservatives, who want to end the status quo in Washington and return our country to its constitutional roots; and the establishment, which seeks to preserve a status quo that has become incredibly lucrative for politicians, lobbyists, Big Business, Big Labor, and the rest of the country’s elite.

Because the establishment and liberals share a common enemy — conservatives — they often work in tandem to avoid derailing the Washington status quo, which is an inexorable march toward more centralization of power in the federal government.

But last spring, for a brief moment, the unholy alliance of the establishment and liberals stopped dead in its tracks. House conservatives won a fight in the Republican caucus to seize the moral high ground with strong spending cuts in a continuing resolution to fund the government through September 30.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com …

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Joe Biden: The Economy Belongs To Us, “We’re In Charge” (Audio)

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Biden in a radio interview today in South Florida says “I don’t blame them for being mad”…”Even though 50 some percent of the American people think the economy tanked because of the last administration, that’s not relevant. “What’s relevant is we’re in charge.” Vice President Biden was in the Miami area pushing Obama‘s jobs bill. (Audio)

(Excerpt) Read more at hapblog.com …

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Jon Stewart: Sarah Palin “Either Running for President or Crazy”

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Sarah Palin told Fox NewsGreta Van Susteren this week that she was worried that the presidency could prove to be “too shackling” for her maverick style and somehow limit her.

Wednesday night, Jon Stewart took aim at her claims on “The Daily Show.”

“The biggest contemplation piece in your process is that becoming the president would diminish your power?” Stewart asked. “You’d be the f***ing president! You would be the commander-in-chief of history’s greatest fighting force. What do you mean? What possibly do you mean? And don’t misunderstand, I am not trying to talk you into running. It is just, by most people’s standards, the presidency is one of the higher level positions we have.”

Stewart added: “So here’s the thing, you can have a colorful bus and drive to early primary states or you can go around telling people what you would do if you were president. But when you put those two together, there’s really only two possibilities: you are either running for president of the United States or you are a crazy person.”

via Jon Stewart: Sarah Palin “Either Running for President or Crazy”.

Cops, Bystanders Lift Car to Free Trapped Boy (Video)

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Young boy trapped by car freed by officers and bystanders who lifted vehicle

A Boca Raton Police officer‘s dashboard camera captured the dramatic rescue of a young boy Wednesday who was saved by cops and bystanders who lifted a car he was trapped under.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. at the Verde Elementary School after the 6-year-old tripped and fell and became pinned beneath the approaching car.

In the video, Officers Mike Daly, Bruce Sonnenblick and Ernie Bucinskas are seen lifting the car with the help of two bystanders so the boy can be pulled to safety.

The child was taken to Delray Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

via Cops, Bystanders Lift Car to Free Trapped Boy (Video).

Fidel Castro mocks Obama in Cuban media [accused Obama of “being stupid”......]

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Fidel Castro mocks Obama in Cuban media

By: Mackenzie Weinger September 29, 2011 01:35 PM EDT

President Barack Obama is “being stupid,” former Cuban president Fidel Castro wrote in an opinion piece on Thursday.

In his latest column of “reflections” on a Cuban government website, Castro attacked Obama’s policy toward Cuba and declared that his country will reform in the future — but not because of pressure from the United States, Reuters reported.

“Many things will change in Cuba, but they will change by our own effort and in spite of the United States,” he wrote. “Maybe before that empire falls.”

Castro mocked Obama for his comment on Wednesday that if the U.S. sees “positive movement then we will respond in a positive way.”

“How nice! How intelligent!” Castro wrote. “So much kindness has not permitted him still to understand that 50 years of blockade and of crimes against our homeland have not been able to break our people.”

Castro also accused Obama of “being stupid” regarding the case of five Cuban agents imprisoned in the United States for spying. The U.S. has held the agents since 1998, and one of the spies is set to be released next week, according to Reuters. He will remain in the U.S. for three more years on probation.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …

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Congressman Wants to Repeal All Federal Regulations From the Past 20 Years

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Alaska’s sole congressman says he wants to eliminate every federal regulation issued since 1991 – a proposal that could touch everything from food and drug safety to banking to health care to oil drilling.

Republican Rep. Don Young told the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club on Tuesday that he drew the line at 20 years ago “because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that time,” The Anchorage Daily News reported. “And no new regulations until they can justify them.”

Young’s spokesman, Luke Miller, told FoxNews.com Young is still developing the legislation.

“The main thing is if an agency can’t justify a regulation, it shouldn’t be on the board,” he said. “The overall idea behind the legislation is to make sure an agency justifies these regulations.”

Since Republicans took control of the House this year, they have put a spotlight on what they view as excessive regulations that are harming profits and killing jobs. Democrats counter that regulations are necessary to protect the public from greed, irresponsibility and recklessness.

Young said at the luncheon that he knew it was unlikely that he could get his legislation past the Democratic-controlled Senate or the veto pen of President Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com …

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CDC now calling U.S. households and demanding child immunization records

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which has been comprehensively exposed as a vaccine propaganda organization promoting the interests of drug companies, is now engaged in a household surveillance program that involves calling U.S. households and intimidating parents into producing child immunization records. As part of what it deems aNational Immunization Survey(NIS), the CDC is sending letters to U.S. households, alerting them that they will be called by “NORC at the University of Chicago” and that households should “have your child’s immunization records handy when answering our questions.” (See copies of the letter, below.)

This NIS vaccine compliance program is revealed in a letter being sent to U.S. households by Edward J. Sondik, PhD, the director of theNational Center for Health Statisticsat the CDC. The CDC, you may recall, was instrumental in pushing the false swine flu pandemic scare and encouraging governments to order billions of dollars worth of vaccines from drug companies. Following this marketing fraud, the former head of the CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding, went on to accept the lucrative job as the president of Merck’s global vaccine division (http://www.naturalnews.com/027789_D…). One of the CDC’s top researchers who worked under Gerberding, Dr. Poul Thorsen, was later indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly stealing grant money and using it to buy luxury cars and motorcycles (http://www.naturalnews.com/032216_T…).

Now the CDC is bullying parents across the USA to comply with child immunization surveillance programs by calling their home phones and asking them to produce child immunization records.

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Boston: FBI Thwarts Own R/C Bomb

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The United StatesFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claims to have thwarted their own “drone” bomb, in yet another farcical case of entrapment and fear mongering aimed not at ending the “War on Terror” but perpetuating the mythological, unending conflict. FBI agents apparently strung along another subpar malcontent by providing him with materials, including a model airplane, real C4 explosives, and small arms. Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was approached by undercover FBI agents and tasked first with building remote detonation devices he was told would be used in Iraq against US troops. FBI agents went as far as falsely telling Ferdaus that one of his devices had killed 3 US troops. The grand finale was assisting Ferdaus in a spectacular, Hollywood-style attack we are told by FBI agents, would have involve simultaneous assaults on both the US Capitol and the Pentagon involving drone bombs and multiple gunmen.

Photo: Your FBI at work – sneaking around the United States, constructing drones made of toy planes like the one above, building bombs, handing out weapons and live explosives to prospective “terrorists” then stopping them “just in time” for sensational headlines to get Americans wringing their hands in fear from what Media Monarchy calls, “terronoia.”

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According to an AFP report, FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers claimed the sting operation proved ”a committed individual, even one with no direct connections to, or formal training from, an international terrorist organisation, can pose a serious danger to the community.” DesLauriers fails to explain where, if not from the FBI or other federal agencies, Ferdaus could have acquired C4 explosives for his alleged plot. Additionally, DesLauriers fails to explain how Ferdaus can be considered acting as an “individual” with no “direct connections” to an international terrorist organization, when FBI agents were posing as just that, supplying him with motivation, supplies, explosives, logistics, and weapons.

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Pentagon Developing Spy Drones to Spot “Adversarial Intent”

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The Pentagon is developing spy drones that can identify individuals by their facial features and also denote targets by their “adversarial intent,” part of the new approach of treating everyone as guilty until proven innocent as law enforcement across America turns to unmanned vehicles as a crime fighting tool.

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The Army has recently handed out six contracts to companies in the pursuit of developing a system that can tag and track an individual based on their facial biometrics and track them permanently even if they get lost in a crowd.

“If this works out, we’ll have the ability to track people persistently across wide areas,” says Tim Faltemier, the lead biometrics researcher at Progeny Systems Corporation, which recently won one of the Army contracts. “A guy can go under a bridge or inside a house. But when he comes out, we’ll know it was the same guy that went in.”

Once the system captures an image composed of just 50 pixels of the person’s face, it can then build a complete 3D profile and keep track of their movements from 750 feet away.

“With backing by the Army, researchers from Notre Dame and Michigan State Universities collected images of faces at a “Twins Days” festival. Progeny then zeroed in on the twins’ scars, marks, and tattoos — and were able to spot one from the other. The company says the software can help the military “not only learn the identity of subjects but also their associations in social groups,” reports Wired.

Related software designed to identify individuals “most likely to harbor ill will toward the U.S. military or its objectives,” is also being developed for the Army by Charles River Analytics. Their “Adversary Behavior Acquisition, Collection, Understanding, and Summarization (ABACUS)” tool uses information collated from phone calls, informant tips and drone footage to create “threat assessments of individuals and groups”.

As we have previously reported, using technology to identify “malintent” is now the cutting edge of predatory police state technology set to be used against the American people as the entire focus of law enforcement shifts to guilty until proven innocent……………………..

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via Prison Planet.com » Pentagon Developing Spy Drones to Spot “Adversarial Intent”.

5 Reasons Why Ron Paul Is The Military’s Choice For President

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The big open secret about Ron Paul is that he is a powerhouse in the 2012 presidential race, not some little nobody who can be pushed around. He is not simply running on a political platform to get a fifth of the votes and go home, he is leading a revolution of ideas that is awakening a revolutionary nation from a long, media-induced sleep.

This revolution will ultimately be successful because Dr. Paul’s message is so timely and he has the support of the two most important groups who can make or break a revolution: the young people and the military.

Ron Paul has gotten more donations from the military than President Obama and every Republican candidate. They don’t even come close to him. Dr. Paul is the Usain Bolt of military donations. Between April and June he received over $35000 dollars from the military. Mitt Romney and Herman Cain barely got $5000 dollars each. And Perry didn’t even register on the scoreboard.

Below I have listed five reasons why Dr. Paul is the clear choice for President in the military’s eyes.

1. Ron Paul is the candidate of peace.

Most American soldiers are tired of fighting in useless and immoral wars that have nothing do with America’s security. They want to be with their families and have normal lives. Dr. Paul gives them that hope.

The soldiers who know what’s going on don’t want to be led by the barbarians in Israel, the anti-American neocons, and smooth talking globalist politicians like Bush and Obama who tricked them into Afghanistan and Iraq.

Soldiers are resorting to suicide to escape a Sisyphean fate in the Middle East. More soldiers have died outside of the battlefield than dying at the enemy’s hands. Reflect on that profound fact. It is a shame that it is suppressed by the establishment media. The exploitation of patriotic soldiers is one of the most inhuman aspects of empire-building and aggressive wars.

It is natural that American soldiers are worn out after fighting for so many years against a shapeless and shifting enemy. They have done more than anybody else to keep patriotism and bravery alive.

The military loves Ron Paul because he will end the exhausting occupations and reunite soldiers with their families. But Dr. Paul is not a peacenik. He has stated that America should go to war if America’s security is really threatened, and direct objectives are outlined so the military can go in, win, and get out. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the entire war on terror does not fit that criteria. They are false wars because they are based on lies.

Real wars are supposed to be fought and won in a very short time frame. This whole business of a “long war” is just that – a business. The point of the endless war on terror is to make endless profits for the military-industrial complex and the banksters, and destroy Islamic civilization in order to pave the way for a new dictatorial global government. Christianity and Judaism are also threatened with extinction by the hidden luciferian plan for the global conquest of all nations and all civilizations.

2. Ron Paul is part of the military family.

Dr. Paul served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He respects and values military service because he believes in the honour code. The rest of the republican field and President Obama are professional politicians who know nothing about sacrifice, honor and patriotism. They are traitors, cowards, and moral degenerates who have nothing in common with the military ethic of service and sacrifice.

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So it is obvious why proud and noble soldiers in the U.S. military…………….

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Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later

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FULL TITLE: Flashback: Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later

In April 2009 Barack Obama traveled to Mexico and blamed US gun sellers for “This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States…more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border. So we have responsibilities as well.”

Just to be sure, a few months later the Obama Administration started running their own guns to Mexico.

Also today..Mexican Attorney General told reporters that Obama is more involved with Operation Fast and Furious than he is admitting. The Cypress Times reported:

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com …

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MEXICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL: “OBAMA MORE INVOLVED IN FAST & FURIOUS THAN ADMITTED!” (gunwalker)

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Mexico’s Attorney General Morales, the first woman to hold that office, believes Obama knows more about guns smuggled into Mexico than he’s admitting. Credits: KnowGangs.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri Website: http://www.examiner.com… Email: Email President Barack Obama appears to be getting it from all sides regarding a government snafu dubbed Operation Fast and Furious. Besides both houses of the U.S. Congress and a number of public-interest groups investigating what is being characterized as a rogue federal law enforcement operation, Mexico’s attorney general is infuriated over the allegations that the U.S. was behind the smuggling of weapons into Mexico that ended up killing her countrymen.

In a statement released by Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales, she called Operation Fast and Furious “an attack on Mexicans’ security.”

Morales told Mexican reporters that she is demanding a full and honest explanation from the United States government especially since evidence is being gathered that reveals the Obama administration was more involved in Operation Fast and Furious than top officials admitted in their sworn statements.

If what is being reported is true, U.S. Attorney General and other government officials may have committed perjury and/or obstruction of justice if it’s proven they lied when testifying before House and Senate committees.

Operation Fast and Furious was a botched Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives covert operation initiated in order to track more than 2,000 smuggled guns to Mexican drug cartels by allowing gang members to purchase them illegally from U.S. gun stores then take them back to their leaders.

However, according to Congressional reports by both Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-NE), the federal agency lost track of many of the guns. Some later were traced to murders of police and civilians in Mexico and the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry.

There is also mounting evidence that the Cartel members obtained other weapons including grenades and brought them back to Mexico with the full knowledge of the ATF and the U.S. Justice Department.

President Obama said in June he would discipline the Fast and Furious organizers once the investigation is completed. He then stated that the Fast and Furious fiasco was never approved by his Justice Department officials.

However, reports from several sources including the non-governmental agency Judicial Watch, Fox News Channel and The Examiner strongly suggest there indeed high-level government involvement.

According to Fox News, documents obtained by their news staff revealed that the ATF agents involved actually sold some of the guns to gang members. They allegedly purchased the guns with taxpayer money.

Meanwhile Mexico’s Attorney General claims she learned about the operation in the news media rather than being told about it in advance by U.S. government officials, including members of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s staff.

Morales said that if U.S. federal officials were involved, it would be a “betrayal” of Mexico while its police and military were fighting a war against drug cartels. Tens of thousands of Mexicans have been killed since the “war on drugs” began in 2006. Almost weekly, Mexican authorities are finding mass graves of those murdered by the cartels.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the House Oversight Committee’s chairman, recently said that it appears the trail of evidence about who authorized Operation Fast and Furious leads back to the White House.

Operation Fast and Furious began in October 2009 with sales from American gun stores to Mexican cartel members. They allegedly spent over $1 million on the firearms. Then in June 2010, ATF picked up the pace of the smuggling by allowing its agents to sell the guns to gang members, according to government documents obtained by Fox News and Judicial Watch.

According to his own testimony, ATF Agent John Dodson was ordered to buy six semi-automatic handguns then sell them to buyers he knew were illegal, the documents say.

Dodson claimed during his House testimony, that he acted on his own, against supervisors’ instructions, to monitor the movement of the guns to a “stash house.” He kept the house under surveillance until a vehicle showed up to pick up the guns for smuggling into Mexico.

Dodson says he called for a team to move in to arrest the smugglers, but his supervisors refused. The guns then disappeared from ATF surveillance.

Groups such as the Second Amendment Foundation believe the operation was “dreamed up to show proof that U.S. guns are contributing to the crime and violence in Mexico,” something that has been alleged by President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their supporters in the gun-control lobby.

via MEXICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL: “OBAMA MORE INVOLVED IN FAST & FURIOUS THAN ADMITTED!” (gunwalker).

The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify “Key Bloggers” And Monitor Billions

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…..What the “authorities” want is for us to shut up, sit in our homes and act as if nothing wrong is happening.

Meanwhile, they seem determined to watch us more closely than ever.

So are you going to be afraid to talk negatively about the Federal Reserve now that you know that they are going to be watching what you say on the Internet?…………………………..

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Don’t Ask – Obama’s Latest Costly Crisis| The Post & Email

September 29, 2011 1 comment

MORE…..The Crisis

Because neither Clinton nor Obama directly addressed standing Military Code, the code remains intact, as it has existed much longer than 17 years. Homosexual service in the military is still a conduct punishable by Courts Martial, according to the manual and the UCMJ.

By trying to enforce executive political whims without altering code, they have placed both gay and heterosexual members of the military squarely in the line of fire of the UCMJ. Gays can be Courts Martialed for openly or quietly serving, and all other service members can and will be released from service with honors if they refuse to serve under the breech of Military Code and the contract they agreed to when they volunteered for service.

In typical leftist fashion, they have created another division, this time within the military.

Homosexuals represent less than 2% of service members, yet the other 98% have been forced into a position which is against standing Military Code and violates the agreement they signed when volunteering for service.

If the federal government wants to make gay service legal, they will have to change standing military code. Everything else they do is just a political tool of division, aimed at created a crisis within the armed forces.

This can’t end well… Clinton told gays to lie by omission and Obama has now reversed that order.

But until congress changes Military Code, every member of the military is caught in the crossfire of political stunts and this will not serve our soldiers well, any of them.

Last, so long as we have a usurper in the White House, illegitimate Command at the top of the Military chain of command, nothing can be legally or constitutionally altered, in the Military Code or anywhere else.

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Editor’s Note: A U.S. Army memorandum dated September 20, 2011 states that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law is repealed” and is signed by a Sergeant Major, a General, and Secretary of the Army.

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via Don’t Ask – Obama’s Latest Costly Crisis| The Post & Email.

Al Qaeda Accuses Ahmadinejad of Being a 9/11 Truther

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Of course, the 9/11 Truther movement probably has its most receptive fan base in the Middle East.

About six days ago, Iranian leader Ahmadinejad made Truther claims before the UN General Assembly:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he believes – as an engineer – the World Trade Center towers could not have been brought down by aircraft.

Interviewed after his address to the UN General Assembly sparked a walkout, he told the AP news agency some kind of planned explosion must have occurred.

But he stopped short of saying the US staged the disaster 10 years ago.

He had been widely condemned for using his UN address to brand the US killing of Osama Bin Laden a 9/11 cover-up.

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Eric Trager concludes his piece by stating…………………..

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via Al Qaeda Accuses Ahmadinejad of Being a 9/11 Truther.

Southern Like Me: What Americans, and President Obama, can learn from the Great Migration South.

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I’m a Jersey boy. I was born there, went to high school and college there, and assumed I’d spend the rest of my life there. But though I loved the people and food, the Jersey Shore summers, and short rides through the Lincoln Tunnel to Broadway shows and Madison Square Garden, I gave it all up and moved south. Very far south. I’m not alone.

According to the latest Census figures, and stories in USA Today, the Associated Press, and elsewhere, the South was the fastest growing region in America over the last decade, up 14 percent. “The center of population has moved south in the most extreme way we’ve even seen in history,” Robert Groves, director of the Census Bureau, said a few months ago.

That migration wasn’t limited to white Yankees………………….

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via Southern Like Me: What Americans, and President Obama, can learn from the Great Migration South..

Chris Matthews: Republicans are so “Horny” For Chris Christie

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Another gem from DNC spokesman and Hardball host Chris Matthews. “We start with desperate Republicans, boy are they desperate”.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews tells his guests that, “they are so horny for (Chris) Christie” because, “they hate the list they have been given.”

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com …

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Open Letter to Rep. Michele Bachmann| The Post & Email

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Michele, I would like to think you are a “Firebrand”, but the fact of the matter is…..you’re a BIG FAT ZERO! You have REFUSED on numerous occasions to honor your Oath, and Tea Partiers are sick of the complicit tactics of EVERY member of the 111th and 112th Congresses.

Do you remember how the Donald rose like cream to the top? No one wanted to hear about his economic plans, or his experience, they wanted Barack’s ineligibility addressed. Americans are no longer fooled. Barack’s father was NEVER an American citizen, and even when a resolution was passed in Congress to certify John McCain eligible, the resolution stated CLEARLY that BOTH of his parents were U.S. citizens at the time of his birth. Michele, I don’t care if Barack was delivered in the Oval Office by JFK, he is NOT and NEVER can be eligible because of his British citizenship at birth. Barack has freely admitted he was British at birth. He cannot ever change his birth status, and therefore, can NEVER be eligible………………

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Americans want him indicted, tried, and punished

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TN Congresswoman Refuses to Address Obama’s Fraud| The Post & Email

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WHY DO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NOT SEE THE OBVIOUS?

September 29, 2011

Rep. Marsha Blackburn has been serving as a U.S. Representative from Tennessee‘s Seventh District since 2003. Her district spans from Memphis to Nashville.

Dear Editor:

The following email was sent to Ms. Margaret Tipton, an aide to Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who serves the Seventh District of Tennessee.

Editor’s Note: Tennessee has been determined by some to be the most corrupt state in the nation based on reports of extortion, racketeering, police collusion with criminals, forgery, and judicial corruption. Even federal law enforcement in Tennessee can be described as nothing but corrupt, as they have consistently refused to act on multiple and ongoing reports of innocent people being sent to jails and prisons and judges who suborn perjury in the courtroom. Grand juries established by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are rubber-stamp cabals which indict residents of the community without any evidence…………….

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Mark Levin – Marco Rubio Was Born In Miami Florida He Is A Natural Born United States Citizen

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Mark Levin says Rubio is a natural born citizen, and threatens to ban birthers on his social sites.

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Two Bad Presidential Election Ideas Require Rejection

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Nix the “national popular vote,” and keep states’ winner-take-all electoral voting

When one loses a contest perceived to have been “unfair,” the natural human instinct is to try to change the rules. That instinct is perilously close to harmfully affecting the conduct of our presidential elections.

Two separate efforts, the “national popular vote” (NPV) movement and Pennsylvania’s recent attempt to implement congressional district-based electoral voting (which I will call “CEV”), have gained traction. Both ideas recall a pithy phrase attributed to Ben Franklin in 1787 shortly after the Constitution’s adoption. When asked whether the Founders’ handiwork represented a republic or a monarchy, Franklin responded: “A republic, if you can keep it.” I contend that his response would have been the same if the question’s alternatives had been a republic or a democracy. Both NPV and CEV represent dangerous movements towards the latter at the expense of the former.

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Mass. man accused of plotting to hit Pentagon and Capitol with drone aircraft – The Washington Post

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A 26-year-old physics graduate and model hobbyist from Massachusetts was arrested Wednesday in an FBI undercover operation and accused of planning to build small, explosive-laden drones to attack the Pentagon and the Capitol, according to an FBI affidavit and law enforcement officials.

Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S.-born citizen of South Asian background, traveled to Washington last May to conduct surveillance and intended to launch three small GPS-guided aircraft from East Potomac Park — two against the Pentagon and one against the Capitol, according to a detailed plan he gave to the FBI………….

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via Mass. man accused of plotting to hit Pentagon and Capitol with drone aircraft – The Washington Post.

The Truly American Policies we ought to adopt

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CONCERNING THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS:

WE THE PEOPLE,” in our founding documents means “CITIZENS of the United States.” American CITIZENS decided all, like-minded American citizens are equal. No foreign subject is equal to an AMERICAN CITIZEN, nor deserving of, nor entitled too, under any circumstances, the benefits or protections of our FOUNDING DOCUMENTS, unless and until they renounce their allegiance to all other countries, jurisdictions and belief systems, and become American CITIZENS.

At that point, they are EQUAL CITIZENS, afforded all the protections of the founding documents.

The mere presence on American soil does not an American Citizen make, nor does presence in the United States automatically transfer any rights or privileges of American CITIZENSHIP onto anyone.

CONCERNING FOREIGN POLICY

American foreign policy…….. One run-on sentence should cover it all: The United States will do no business with, nor trade with, nor accept any immigrants from, nor give foreign aid or support of any type to, any country, or group, that does not accept any other peaceful country, or peaceful peoples, right to exist, or calls for the destruction of any peaceful country, or peaceful people, or has in it’s “constitution” or “founding documents” such declarations, or whose leaders make public declarations to that effect; nor any country that gives aid to, or supports in any way, any country, or group, fitting that description.

Period: no exceptions.

“… American leader would insist on nothing less, and the free countries and peoples of the world would rally around the United States under such a leader, and build mutual defense alliances against those that disagree.

CONCERNING A GENERAL “STRONG WEAPONS MAKES GOOD NEIGHBOR” POLICY

“…. I have determined the only sensible weapons policy this country should support is: … our advanced weaponry to leave our control..

(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com …

via The Truly American Policies we ought to adopt.

James Bovard on His Famous Libertarian Books, America’s Failing Freedom and ‘Why Life Is Too Short to Drink Bad Beer’ by Anthony Wile

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Introduction: James Bovard is the author of nine books, including Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), The Bush Betrayal (2004), and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994). He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, New Republic, Reader’s Digest, and many other publications. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese and Korean. He is a contributing editor for American Conservative magazine and The Freeman and a regular contributor to Freedom Daily magazine. The Wall Street Journal called Bovard “the roving inspector general of the modern state,” the New York Times tagged him “an anti-czar Czar,” and Washington Post columnist George Will called him a “one-man truth squad.” His writings have been publicly denounced by the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Postmaster General, and the chiefs of the US International Trade Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as by many congressmen and others of the highest rank and lowest common denominator.

Daily Bell: Thanks for sitting down with us. What is the state of freedom in the world today?

James Bovard: It is under siege in most places where it has not already been abolished.

Daily Bell: How about America?……………….

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Don’t Worry, The Federal Reserve Just Wants To Be Your “Online Friend”

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According to CNBC, the Federal Reserve “is planning on monitoring what you say about it on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook”.

Apparently we are not supposed to be alarmed though, because as the CNBC headline states, the Federal Reserve just “wants to be your Facebook friend“.

In fact, the CNBC article says that anyone that feels threatened by the fact that the Federal Reserve will be monitoring what we say on Facebook and Twitter is just “paranoid“.

Well, if it came out that Barack Obama was setting up a system that would identify “key bloggers” and monitor “billions of conversations” on the Internet to see what was being said about him, wouldn’t there be thousands of articles expressing outrage? Sure there would be. The Federal Reserve is supposed to be an independent central bank that is above politics. So why in the world would they need to perform “sentiment analysis” on what is being said about them on “Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube“?

The Federal Reserve obviously intends to identify the negative things that are being said about it and the specific people that are saying those things. So is it really being “paranoid” to point out that all of this is more than a little bit creepy?

The other day, this story about the new ……………..

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via Prison Planet.com » Don’t Worry, The Federal Reserve Just Wants To Be Your “Online Friend”.

Christie seriously considering presidential bid after GOP prodding (The Big Tease again)

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After months of hedging, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving serious thought to jumping into the ring for a GOP presidential run — and could make his decision next week, The Post has learned.

The announcement may come as soon as Monday, said sources familiar with Christie’s thinking.

The renewed consideration about a White House run came after prodding this week from some Republicans he idolizes, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former President George W. Bush, sources said.

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Christie pals said the pol’s “mind-blowing” experience at the Reagan library in California Tuesday changed his thinking.

“We need you. Your country needs you to run for president,” one woman pleaded after Christie’s moving speech there.

Yet when the governor first arrived at the Reagan library, he was still telling his inner circle he was a definite “no” for a presidential run — and planned to make that clear in his appearance.

Something changed that night, sources said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com …

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Gun crime continues to decrease, despite increase in gun sales

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Gun crime continues to decrease, despite increase in gun sales

dailycaller.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | C.J. Ciaramella

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:31:23 AM by marktwain

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‘Chicks with Guns’: Some 15 million US women pack heat

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Pop quiz: Name one accessory that grandmothers, moms, girls, wealthy socialites, middle-class females and low-income women might be likely to own — and cherish — all across America.

If you answered “a gun,” you’d be correct.

Based on polling research and gun-sale statistics, an estimated 15 million to 20 million women in the United States own their own firearms. Dozens of those heat-packing women are documented in “Chicks with Guns,” a new book by photographer Lindsay McCrum that is sure to challenge almost anyone’s assumptions about gun ownership.

“Their numbers are really high but their profile is actually really low,” said McCrum, who spent three and a half years capturing artistic and arresting portraits of women with their weapons of choice.

“I was so surprised by the variety and breadth and diversity of these women with their weapons of choice.

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Plot: Blow up Pentagon, U.S. Capitol using model plane

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Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass., was arrested Wednesday in Framingham after undercover FBI agents delivered weapons Ferdaus allegedly sought for the alleged plan. The stash included what he thought was 25 pounds of C-4 explosives, as well as three grenades and six fully-automatic AK-47 assault, a press release from the Department of Justice reads.

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Authorities say they gave Ferdaus multiple opportunities to back out of the plot, as they told him it would likely kill women and children. But Ferdaus never wavered in his plan, the affidavit said.

“I just can’t stop; there is no other choice for me,” he allegedly said.

Ferdaus, who graduated Northeastern University in 2008 with a degree in physics, is accused of beginning in early 2010 a plot to bring violent “jihad” against the U.S, who he described as “enemies of Allah.”

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“I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus’ conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion,” said Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. “In addition to protecting our citizens from the threats and violence alleged today, we also have an obligation to protect members of every community, race and religion against violence and other unlawful conduct.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com …

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Americans Are Still Reeling From a Revolution That Failed

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Americans continue to pay a terrible, terrible toll for one of the longest (and most ill-conceived) wars in our nation’s history.

In this war, the casualty count keeps rising, day by day, year after year. Hundreds of millions have been engulfed by it, and whole generations have been forever changed by their experiences with it. It has compromised us in the eyes of the world, and – worse – compromised our own intrinsic understanding of who we are as individuals, and as a nation.

The war I have in mind is the so-called “Sexual Revolution.” And on every scale that ultimately matters, it is a complete and utter failure. Like the famous revolutions in France, Russia, and Cuba – all of which promised one thing yet delivered another – this revolt has turned out to be no more than a means for ushering in an even more murderous, corrupt, and invincible regime.

The would-be-overthrow of the once cherished mores of Western civilization has only brought us 50 years of licensed depravity, and with it social decline, spiritual disarray, and political and legal confusion.

What’s more, our Sexual Revolution has provoked a massive identity crisis.

Consider: for decades, Hollywood has been working with the Hugh Hefners and Helen Gurley Browns to persuade us that the highest purpose and pleasure of life is sexual experience – the more varied and insatiable, the better. Living together is better than being married; “hooking up” is preferable to living together; orgies are better than one-night stands.

Anything that stands in the way of unrestrained sexual stimulation and activity is dissatisfying… and therefore evil, old-fashioned, phony, hypocritical, tyrannical – unbearable. So we have unisex bathrooms and dormitories, “family hour” television programs devoted to jokes about human genitalia, newsstands stacked with magazines whose covers present women uncovered for general leering and ogling.

We can’t get enough of it. We want the oldest actors in movies telling the raunchiest jokes. We want our children taking sex-ed in kindergarten, if not before. We want our teens to know intercourse is fine at any age as long as they’re “responsible.” Life is about sex, and if you’re not having it, thinking about it, planning for it, or enjoying it vicariously, you’re not really alive.

That is the message of the culture. But the message of our courts is something else.

In our courtrooms, the culmination of a half-century of hedonism is that sex doesn’t matter at all. Indeed, it doesn’t exist. Gender is irrelevant, a social constraint extrapolated from an increasingly adjustable physical reality. If, say, a man wants to dress like woman, be treated like a woman, have access to the women’s bathroom, the appropriate legal response these days is not compassionate psychological treatment or spiritual care for his soul, but a mass transformation of all laws and restrictions that might inhibit his sad delusion. In bathrooms and barracks, locker rooms and work places, gender and sexual behavior don’t matter at all, to hear the lawyers tell it.

And now, in halls of justice coast to coast, judges and attorneys are working diligently to eradicate the gender components from marriage and parenthood. Marriage, they tell us, is about sex and insurance benefits, not providing children with both a mom and a dad. Parenthood is about soothing some people’s needs to have a little boy or girl of their own … not what’s morally and emotionally best for the child. (Children are being treated as commodities or accessories in this modern formulation of “family.”)

Add all that up, and the long, long Revolution comes to this: sex is the ultimate objective of everything … but it means nothing. The one thing our society tells us we are supposed to want most is the one thing our judges and politicians insist we should disregard as unimportant. Sexual fulfillment is everything; sexual identification is irrelevant.

The casualty list for all that confusion is staggering: dramatically increased rates of divorce, teen pregnancy, abortion, pornography, crime, disease, and mental illness. Education has deteriorated, entertainment has gone puerile, moral standards have evaporated, and personal and professional ethics have slid sharply. Not only have we lost millions of lives, but the quality of life itself is profoundly lessened for our nation in a world where we’ve given up striving toward moral betterment with the understanding that we are the unique creations of a loving God.

Ultimately, it’s not a Culture War we’re engaged in. It’s a civil war. And we’re fighting it in our own souls, against our own better judgment, at the loss of our freedom, our peace, and the eternal truth lost man so desperately denies.

via Americans Are Still Reeling From a Revolution That Failed.

Obama: A disaster for civil liberties

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Protecting individual rights and liberties — apart from the right to be tax-free — seems barely relevant to candidates or voters. One man is primarily responsible for the disappearance of civil liberties from the national debate, and he is Barack Obama. While many are reluctant to admit it, Obama has proved a disaster not just for specific civil liberties but the civil liberties cause in the United States.

Candidate Obama capitalized on this swing and portrayed himself as the champion of civil liberties. However, President Obama not only retained the controversial Bush policies, he expanded on them.

Obama failed to close Guantanamo Bay as promised. He continued warrantless surveillance and military tribunals that denied defendants basic rights. He asserted the right to kill U.S. citizens he views as terrorists. His administration has fought to block dozens of public-interest lawsuits challenging privacy violations and presidential abuses.

But perhaps the biggest blow to civil liberties is what he has done to the movement itself. It has quieted to a whisper, muted by the power of Obama’s personality and his symbolic importance as the first black president as well as the liberal who replaced Bush.

In time, the election of Barack Obama may stand as one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties. Now the president has begun campaigning for a second term. He will again be selling himself more than his policies, but he is likely to find many civil libertarians who simply are not buying.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com …

via Obama: A disaster for civil liberties.

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