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01-31-2014, 05:47 PM
Obama has repeatedly said that he and his Presidency are equal to Lincoln's Presidency.
The truth about Lincoln
Snap out of it, America!
The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War
President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that “Honest Abe” Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the “evil” Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes committed by Union soldiers in the War Between the States, as well as Lincoln’s violations of the law, his shredding of the Constitution, and other reprehensible acts. It has been very effective in keeping the average American ignorant of the real causes of the war, and the real nature, character and record of Lincoln. Let us look at some unpleasant facts.In his first inaugural address, Lincoln stated clearly that (1) he had no legal authority to interfere with slavery where it existed, (2) that he had no inclination or intention to do so even if he had the legal authority, (3) that he would enforce the Fugitive Slave Act, returning runaway slaves escaping to the North to their masters in the South, and (4) that he fully supported the Thirteenth Amendment then being debated in Congress which would protect slavery in perpetuity and was irrevocable. He later famously stated, “Do not paint me with the Abolitionist brush.”Although there was some opposition to slavery in the country, the government was willing to concede everything the South wanted regarding slavery to keep it in the Union. Given all these facts, the idea that the South seceded to protect slavery is as absurd as the idea that Lincoln fought the war to end slavery. Lincoln himself said in a famous letter after the war began that his sole purpose was to save the Union, and not to either save or end slavery; that if he could save the Union without freeing a single slave, he would. Nothing could be clearer.For decades before the war, the South, through harsh tariffs, had been supplying about 85% of the country’s revenue, nearly all of which was being spent in the North to boost its economy, build manufacturing, infrastructure, railroads, canals, etc. With the passage of the 47% Morrill Tariff the final nail was in the coffin. The South did not secede to protect slavery, although certainly they wished to protect it; they seceded over a dispute about unfair taxation, an oppressive Federal government, and the right to separate from that oppression and be governed “by consent”, exactly the same issues over which the Founding Fathers fought the Revolutionary War. When a member of Lincoln’s cabinet suggested he let the South go in peace, Lincoln famously replied, “Let the South go? Where, then, would we get our revenue!” He then launched a brutal, empirical war to keep the free and sovereign states, by force of arms, in the Union they had created and voluntarily joined, and then voluntarily left. This began his reign of terror.Lincoln was the greatest tyrant and despot in American history. In the first four months of his presidency, he created a complete military dictatorship, destroyed the Constitution, ended forever the constitutional republic which the Founding Fathers instituted, committed horrendous crimes against civilian citizens, and formed the tyrannical, overbearing and oppressive Federal government which the American people suffer under to this day. In his*first four months, heFailed to call Congress into session after the South fired upon Fort Sumter, in direct violation of the Constitution.Called up an army of 75,000 men, bypassing the Congressional authority in direct violation of the Constitution.Unilaterally suspended the writ of habeas corpus, a function of Congress, violating the Constitution. This gave him the power, as he saw it, to arrest civilians without charge and imprison them indefinitely without trial—which he did.Ignored a Supreme Court order to restore the right of habeas corpus, thus violating the Constitution again and ignoring the Separation of Powers which the Founders put in place exactly for the purpose of preventing one man’s using tyrannical powers in the executive.When the Chief Justice forwarded a copy of the Supreme Court’s decision to Lincoln, he wrote out an order for the arrest of the Chief Justice and gave it to a U.S. Marshall for expedition, in violation of the Constitution.Unilaterally ordered a naval blockade of southern ports, an act of war, and a responsibility of Congress, in violation of the Constitution.Commandeered and closed over 300 newspapers in theNorth, because of editorials against his war policy and his illegal military invasion of the South. This clearly violated the First Amendment freedom of speech and press clauses.Sent in Army forces to destroy the printing presses and other machinery at those newspapers, in violation of the Constitution.Arrested the publishers, editors and owners of those newspapers, and imprisoned them without charge and without trial for the remainder of the war, all in direct violation of both the Constitution and the Supreme Court order aforementioned.Arrested and imprisoned, without charge or trial, another 15,000-20,000 U.S. citizens who dared to speak out against the war, his policies, or were suspected of anti-war feelings. (Relative to the population at the time, this would be equivalent to President G.W. Bush arresting and imprisoning roughly 150,000-200,000 Americans without trial for “disagreeing” with the Iraq war; can you imagine?)Sent the Army to arrest theentire legislature*of Maryland to keep them from meeting legally, because they were debating a bill of secession; they were all imprisoned without charge or trial, in direct violation of the Constitution.Unilaterally created the state of West Virginia in direct violation of the Constitution.Sent 350,000 Northern men to their deaths to kill 350,000 Southern men in order to force the free and sovereign states of the South to remain in the Union they, the people, legally voted to peacefully withdraw from, all in order to continue the South’s revenue flow into the North.These are just a few of the most egregious things Lincoln did during his despotic presidency. He set himself up as a tyrannical dictator with powers never before utilized or even imagined by any previous administration. During this four years of terrible war he was one of the greatest despots the world has ever known, his tyranny focused against his own countrymen, both North and South. He was called a despot and tyrant by many newspapers and citizens both North and South, until he had imprisoned nearly all those who dared to simply speak out against his unconstitutional usurpations of power. Those who disagreed with him were branded as “traitors”, just as were the brave and honorable men in the states which had legally seceded from the Union over just such issues as these criminal abuses of power by the Federal government.
02-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Of course Obama has'nt started a CIVIL WAR yet, however, As I recall many years ago on this forum, I said well before Obama was elected that he would usher in Mass Prejudice and Racist hatred by blacks towards whites.
I even quipped/joked that it would be LEGAL UNDER UNITED NATIONS human rights directives/laws for blacks to murder whites without any "hate crimes" laws being attached to such crimes.
And as usual I AM ALWAYS RIGHT! NOW you can dismiss my views/opinions all you want and continue in your blissful ignorance of truth, or you can of course go to the myriad of "truth tellers" out on the net who are scam artist looking to get your money. EITHER WAY I am beholding to No One!
So is it any coincidence that in the last 5 years of Obama's Presidency, that he has finished the MILITARIZATION OF POLICE FORCES across America, started under BUSH? Now do you see why Obama and his handlers love ABRAHAM LINCOLN?
This is the real unemployment rate 37%!
(In most inner cities it tops 50%)
Economic Depression it is!
Gun Registration leads to Confiscation
Federal Reserve Police Force
Obama executive order on guns
Video of Warning by Pastor Manning
Blacks knockout whites for fun
Knockout the deniers
December 2, 2013
Knocking out the Deniers
By Colin FlahertyThe deniers of black mob violence have a new mantra: "Colin, show us the numbers." Otherwise, all this talk about the Knockout Game and an epidemic of black on white violence is a myth. An urban legend.Thus sayeth more than a dozen of media outlets including the Los Angeles Times and NPR -- two outlets that loved me when I wrote a story that showed a black man in prison for trying to kill his white girl friend was unjustly convicted. He was released because of that story.They did not ask for numbers then. Now they do.I wrote White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It for these exact people -- the deniers. I did not really put a lot of numbers in White Girl because I figured: What was the point?First off, the numbers on racial crime and violence are just as horrific as you can imagine. Pick a number between between 5 and 100. That is how many times greater black crime and violence is compared to white and Asian.The only people who do not know that are ones who don't want to know it.Deniers screech "profiling!" when people use lots of statistics on racial violence. Turn around and use stories instead and the Los Angeles Times will accuse you of "cherry picking."Result: It's better not to write about it at all. I just saved you the price of admission to the next Society of Professional Journalists seminar on how to report racial violence.Let's do it anyway -- talk about the numbers, that is.
Commies deny "knock out game"
02-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Debt Up $6.666 Trillion Under Obama
By*Ali Meyer**February 4, 2014-
CNSNews.com) - The debt of the U.S. government has increased $6.666 trillion since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the latest numbers released by the Treasury Department.When President Obama was first inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, the debt of the U.S. government was $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the*Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Public Debt. As of Jan. 31, 2014, the latest day reported, the debt was $17,293,019,654,983.61—an increase of $6,666,142,606,070.53 since Obama’s first inauguration.The total debt of the United States did not exceed $6.666 trillion until July 2003. In the little more than five years of the Obama presidency, the U.S. has accumulated as much new debt as it did in it’s first 227 years.- See more at:
2.9 MILLION JOBS LOST IN JANUARY
Much has been said about the January Non-farm payrolls number, which rose by 113K on expectations of a 180K increase, most of which has been focused on the US atmospheric conditions during the winter. There is a problem with those numbers: they don't really exist (as for the non-impact of "the weather" on jobs we*showed previously*that the number of people "not at work due to weather" as calculated by the BLS itself. this winter was lower than 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 - so much for historic winter weather).So what really happened in January?For the real answer we have to go to the BLS'*non-seasonally adjusted data series. It is here that we find that in January,*some 2.870 million real, actual jobs were*lost,*not gained. Putting this further in perspective, the number of NSA jobs losses in January 2014 was greater than in January of 2013, 2012, 2011 and tied that of 2010. In fact only during the peak of the depression in January 2009 was there a greater NSA drop in the first month of the year when 3.691 million jobs were lost.
Black Mob Violence in Macon: What’s Snow Got to Do with It?
February 7, 2014*by*Colin Flaherty*84 Comments63*Print This Post
John J. Owens is absolutely sure race had nothing to do with the reason why 30 black people attacked five white people, including a mom and a baby, near Macon Georgia last week.The alleged assailants and victims could have been any race. “Color doesn’t matter, only the ‘idiot factor’ matters,”*opined Mr. Owens in the Macon Telegraph.*That means the rest is random.
Holder: State Laws That Bar Felons From Voting Are ‘Too Unjust to Tolerate’
By*Susan Jones**February 12, 2014- See more at: http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/holder-state-laws-bar-felons-voting-are-too-unjust-tolerate#sthash.bfPmMGfz.dpuf B]
CNSNews.com) – Three days after announcing that the U.S. Justice Department will recognize same-sex marriages in all legal matters, even in states that forbid it, Attorney General Eric Holder took a swipe at states that don’t allow felons to vote.“In many states, felony disenfranchisement laws are still on the books. And the current scope of these policies is not only too significant to ignore -- it is also too unjust to tolerate,” Holder told a criminal justice forum at Georgetown University Law Center.Holder urged lawmakers “to stand together in overturning an unfortunate and outdated status quo.” And he called on the American people “to join us in bringing about the end of misguided policies that unjustly restrict what's been called the ‘most basic right’ of American citizenship.”- See more at:
Deputies: Gang members caused State Fair chaos
Posted:*Feb 11, 2014 12:21 PM MSTUpdated:*Feb 12, 2014 8:58 AM MSTBy: Aaron Mesmer, FOX 13 News -bio
TAMPA (FOX 13) -New video released Tuesday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows the start of what would become a massive stampede of rowdy students at the Florida State Fair that led to dozens of ejections and several arrests.The video was shot by a vendor and handed over to investigators as they try to identify victims and make more arrests in connection to the organized stampede known as "wilding.""It's more of a giant stampede, and that's kind of the beginning of it that you see on that video," explained Col. Jim Previtera. "It does give a brief glimpse of what 'wilding' looks like."The stampede, which investigators said involved many teenagers attending with free student tickets, led to 99 ejections and 12 arrests Friday and forced authorities to shut the fair down early.Previtera made another revelation: Known gang members were involved in the ordeal; several of them even took pictures at a photo booth at the fair."Certainly the gang element adds an organized group into the mix that's there for one purpose, and that's certainly not to take advantage of the rides," he said. "They were there to cause problems."Two undercover detectives with the sheriff's office gang unit were thrust into the middle of the chaotic scene."You have people coming from everywhere, 360 degrees, you never know where it's coming from and you're trying to prepare yourself for the situation that may occur, that you really don't know what's going to happen," said one of the detectives, who asked to not be identified."They're trampling patrons, knocking them over, using it as an opportunity to commit crimes," the other detective said, describing the actions of the gang members. "They were using it as a means to instill fear in the crowd and basically have fun at the crowd's expense."Sheriff David Gee, meanwhile, sent a letter to leaders in the African American community, asking for their help."I am concerned that the overwhelming number of youth and young adults arrested or ejected from the midway for misconduct were African American," Gee wrote in the letter.
Blacks given free reign to murder whites
02-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Will Obama Help Men Who are Eggshell White Find Jobs?
Feb. 17, 2014
President Obama is launching a new initiative to help young men of color. It’s called My Brother’s Keeper.The President told Charles Barkley in a television interview last night that he wants create special educational, mentorship and apprenticeship programs – for a specific segment of the population.“We’re going to pull together private philanthropies, foundations working with governors, mayors non-profits and we’re going to focus on young men of color and find ways in which to create more pathways to success for them,” the president told Barkley.He said he wants to expose young men of color to career options that could pay as much as $35 an hour.“Across the board from the time they’re young all the way to their first job, we want to help more young African-American men and Latino men succeed,” he said.I applaud the president’s initiative – but what about the young, white man looking for a job?Where are the special programs designed to help him get a leg up in the world? Where are the mentoring and interning opportunities for white kids from impoverished neighborhoods?The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once had a dream that his children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.Let’s hope in the future that President Obama applies that same standard when it comes time to helping young men find jobs – no matter the color of their skin.
02-18-2014, 01:33 PM
Caddell Bombshell: GOP Establishment Wants the IRS to Go After the Tea Party
February 17, 2014
RUSH:*The Republican Party establishment... Let me set this up by going back to the 2012 presidential campaign. Remember when you learned that the Romney campaign, along with Republican establishment types, had put the word out that there was to be no criticism of Obama? In fact, I remember... I think I told you all this. A prospective Republican presidential candidate in 2010 or 2011 visited me.
There was some confab here in Palm Beach, and this man called and wanted to come by and tell me what his plans were. So I said, "Sure, come on by Sunday morning." The guy said, "Rush, now, I just want to tell you: We can't go after Obama. That's instant death. We can go after his policies, but we can't go after Obama." I said, "Really? How do you separate 'em? How do you not go after Obama if you're going after his policies? How could you go after his policies while not going after Obama?""We can't make it personal, Rush. We just can't do it." And that bled over to the Romney campaign, so much so that in the debates they wouldn't even bring up Benghazi. So now, the Republican establishment has let everybody in the party know that they will not tolerate, they will not advocate, and they won't put up with anybody attacking the Clintons' past.*If Hillary runs for president, there will be no discussion of Lewinsky and the blue dress.There will be no discussion of the Rose Law Firm, the billing records. There will be none of that stuff from the past. "We're not gonna dredge it up," the Republican establishment says. "It ain't gonna happen. We can't win by going back and being critical of the Clintons. We can't bring all that stuff up from the past. We're not gonna do it. We're gonna stay away from it."Sure, they can attack Palin. They can attack Palin's whole family. They can make movies and talk about how the Republicans were so scared of her lack of intelligence, they wouldn't even vote for her. They can do all that, but we can't attack the Clintons. We couldn't attack Obama, and can't now attack the Clintons. Pat Caddell was on Fox saying the GOP establishment wants the IRS to go after the Tea Party.Pat Caddell said yesterday on Fox News that the reason Republican leadership has not pushed for a higher-level investigation of the IRS for targeting the Tea Party is because they want the IRS to go after the Tea Party. When you have 71% who want an investigation, 64% who believe it is a sign of corruption, including nearly a majority of Democrats, the reason is the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Party.Got it?They want them to go after the Tea Party because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold. I'm telling you, the lobbying-consultant class of the Republican Party and Republican leadership, who have been attacking the Tea Party and alienating them, they want the IRS to do this. That's why there hasn't been any establishment Republican pushback on the IRS. It's almost safe to say the Republican establishment might be willing to lose a couple of elections if it meant getting rid of the Tea Party; because it's clear, folks, they don't want to win any elections the Tea Party can claim any credit for.BREAK TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: You gotta hear Pat Caddell. I mentioned this, but I want you to hear Pat Caddell say it. It was last night on the Fox report on the Fox News Channel, talking about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.CADDELL: The reason is, the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Parties. Got it? They want to go after the Tea Parties because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold, and I'm telling you, the lobbying, consulting class of the Republican Party and Republican leadership who have been attacking the Tea Parties and alienating them, they want the IRS to do this.
RUSH: That is a serious charge. That is a very, very serious charge, that the Republican establishment is aligned with Obama and is okay with Obama using the IRS to investigate the Tea Party. But it's believable, because we know the Republican establishment, the political class in Washington, is spreading the word that they are not gonna criticize Hillary, it isn't gonna happen, and we shouldn't, either. It shouldn't happen. It won't help anybody to criticize the Clintons, at least not from the nineties. Maybe go after her on Benghazi, but if anybody does that they'll say, "No, no, no, leave Benghazi alone." And pretty soon they're gonna say no criticism of the Clintons. That's not gonna help us. You watch.
02-19-2014, 09:10 PM
02-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Obama's Ministry of Propaganda
The FCC Plan To Police The Newsrooms
96 Comments*Posted*02/13/2014 06:52 PM ETRead More At Investor's Business Daily:*http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/021314-690050-fcc-newsroom-plan-all-about-controlling-the-free-press.htm#ixzz2tsGibjxS*Follow us:*@IBDinvestors on Twitter*|*InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
First Amendment:*The FCC has cooked up a plan to place "researchers" in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings?As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren't menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn't supine enough.Ajit Pai, a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission, warned this week in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that a plan to dispatch researchers into radio, television and even newspaper newsrooms called the "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs" is still going forward, despite the grave danger it presented to the First Amendment.Pai warned that under the rationale of increasing minority representation in newsrooms, the FCC, which has the power to issue or not issue broadcasting licenses, would dispatch its "researchers" to newsrooms across America to seek their "voluntary" compliance about how news stories are decided, as well as "wade into office politics" looking for angry reporters whose story ideas were rejected as evidence of a shutout of minority views.Pai questioned if such a study could really be voluntary, given FCC's conflict of interest (and, he might have added, the Obama record of going after political opponents).The origin of the idea is a recrudescence of the Fairness Doctrine, inoperative since 1987 or so, to provide equal time to leftist points of view in broadcasting and other media that otherwise wouldn't have a willing audience in a free market.It's an idea so fraught with potential for abuse it ought to have news agencies screaming bloody murder. The very idea of Obama hipsters showing up in newsrooms, asking questions and judging if newspapers (over which they have no jurisdiction), radio and TV are sufficiently diverse is nothing short of thought control.But the reaction from the National Association of Broadcasters was mealy-mouthed. The FCC "should reconsider" "qualitative" sections of its study, it wrote.The FCC now says it will be "closely reviewing the proposed research design to determine if an alternative approach is merited," as a result of Pai's warning. Adweek actually reported that as a "retreat."It's because of this don't-rock-the-boat attitude that Reporters Without Borders said the U.S. had "one of the most significant declines" in press freedom in the world last year, dropping 13 places to a wretched 46th in its newly released global ranking. If the FCC has its way, it can drop even further.Read More At Investor's Business Daily:*http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/021314-690050-fcc-newsroom-plan-all-about-controlling-the-free-press.htm#ixzz2tsH2V6GN*Follow us:*@IBDinvestors on Twitter*|*InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
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03-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Connecticut Police to Begin Door-to-Door Gun Confiscations
Posted on*March 1, 2014*by*V2A*—Read more at*
The State of Connecticut says that all citizens must register rifles and high capacity magazines, or be charged will a felony. As many as 100,000 people could face heavily armed police smashing down their doors and be charged with a felony.The legislature of CT says that a registration is needed so they can know where the guns are. Yet at the same time, they are sending threatening letters to gun owners. So they already have records of who has purchased certain guns. The fact is, that the CT legislature fully intends to confiscate hundreds of thousands of firearms anyway. The registration process will simply make it easier to confiscate, because you acknowledge that you still own a firearm that the state already suspects that you own.CT State Police Spokesman Lt. Vance says that state police would comply with an order from the state to conduct door to door gun confiscations.Experts claim that as many as 350,000 people are in violation of the law, and over 100,000 of those people could face felony charges. That means over 3.6% of the entire adult population of Connecticut has been transformed into a felon by the new registration law. Roughly one in twenty Connecticut homes could have their doors smashed in by heavily armed law enforcement seeking to confiscate firearms.CT State Police Spokesman Lt. Vance can be reached at at (860) 685-8290.Read more at*
Connecticut Patriot Forewarned Lawmakers about Gun Registration: “I Will Not Comply”
Tim Brown*March 2, 2014 480 Comments
With the current situation in Connecticut, where state lawmakers have legislated gun registration, tens of thousands have determined not to register their weapons and the state has threatened to confiscate them and arrest individuals if they do not register or turn them in, I thought a word from patriot John S. Cinque was in order. His words echo the founding fathers and Mike Vanderboegh of Connecticut's Sipsey Street Irregulars, and were a foreshadowing of what is taking place.
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03-05-2014, 09:27 PM
03-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Confusion Reigns as Gun Control Law Takes Effect in Connecticut; Meanwhile NRA Continues the Fight
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On April 4, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy (D)*signed Senate Bill 1160 into law, unleashing one of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation on his constituents.* Among other things, the*140-page law*bans large classes of firearms and magazines that had been obtained lawfully by tens of thousands of Connecticut residents.* Limited grandfather provisions apply to those who registered otherwise banned items before January 1, 2014.* Others in possession could face felony penalties for violations.* President Obama himself was in Connecticut*four days after this bill became law, praising it as a model for the nation.Throughout the Connecticut lawmakers' efforts to attack law-abiding gun owners, your NRA has been actively involved in fighting to vindicate the Second Amendment rights of Connecticut's citizens.* Shortly before the bill*was rammed through the state legislature*with no opportunity for public debate or even for adequate committee review, the*NRA helped organize*a huge lobby day protest rally in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League and the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen.* Thousands turned out peacefully to protest the proposed legislation and the incursions on their rights that would undoubtedly result from it.NRA is currently backing a lawsuit,*Shew v. Malloy, to challenge the constitutionality of several provisions of the law, including its expanded bans on semi-automatic firearms and its restrictions on magazine capacity.* Some have wondered why NRA has not appeared as a named plaintiff in the suit.* Simply put, experience has often shown that NRA is more effective in lending its expertise and resources, rather than its name, to litigation.* Many within the legal elite have been slow to embrace the fundamental, individual rights protected by the Second Amendment, and getting a fair hearing on these matters is difficult enough.* When NRA participates in a legal case as a plaintiff, its involvement attracts a traveling media circus eager to criticize and attempt to discredit whatever it does.* This can further inhibit courts from giving the merits of the case a thorough and impartial hearing.* Unlike some groups who will eagerly tout their participation in any "gun rights" case, no matter how ill-advised or unlikely to succeed, NRA is more interested in advancing our Second Amendment freedoms through litigation, rather than just using lawsuits for publicity or fundraising purposes.In any event, a federal district court judge has, for now,*upheld*the contested provisions of the law.* An appeal is already underway.* The court's ruling, while unfavorable on the law, contained important factual findings, including that the newly-banned firearms and magazines are, in fact, commonly owned and legally used nationwide, including in Connecticut.* These findings could well make a difference as the case makes its way through the appeals process. *While relief through the court system is at best a long and incremental process, the effort continues with NRA's full support.Meanwhile, reality is setting in for Connecticut lawmakers and enforcement officials, who now must deal with the effects the new law is having on ordinary persons who have never been at odds with the law.* As in other states that have recently enacted draconian gun control measures, SB 1160 has caused good jobs and honest business interests to*leave the state, unwilling to shoulder the blame for acts committed by criminals that tore at the heart of the business owners and their employees along with all of the good people in Connecticut. *Even supporters of the law now widely acknowledge that tens of thousands of existing firearms and untold numbers of magazines have*not been registered*as required.* In other words, Connecticut's politicians have created from whole cloth an entirely new class of criminals.*
These are otherwise ordinary people who work at legitimate jobs, pay taxes, and undoubtedly in many cases are raising families and running businesses that employ others and contribute to the general welfare of the state.*These are individuals who have never used firearms unlawfully and have no intention of ever doing so.* They had merely chosen to protect their homes and families and pursue their sporting interests with what federal judges are now recognizing as common firearms used in-state and throughout the nation for lawful purposes.* At the time they acquired the firearms, they were perfectly lawful.* Now, these people have become the scapegoats for the heinous acts of a handful of criminals.* Now, they are the pawns in a larger political fight going back decades, when gun control supporters realized that handgun bans would not work, and*other avenues would have to be used*to condition the public to accept gun bans. *Only last week, multiple reports surfaced of*a disturbing letter*that had reportedly been sent to Connecticut gun owners who tried to register their firearms but whose paperwork arrived at the Connecticut State Police ("CSP") after the deadline. *That letter, dated January 2, 2014, and containing the signature of a State Police lieutenant, gave recipients four choices for disposition of their firearms, none of which indicated they would be given a pass for their late submission. *Rumors swirled, as some claimed this was the precursor to a later campaign of outright confiscation, even by those who tried to comply with the registration aspects of the law but failed because of early Post Office closures or mistakes in paperwork.The Connecticut State Police did nothing helpful to alleviate these concerns.* As one rumor after another was reported in breathless media accounts, your NRA was diligently working behind the scenes to learn the truth.* Our experience was consistent with other reports that have since emerged, in that answers received from CSP officials seemed to vary with whomever happened to answer the telephone.* Some said a letter was being drafted but had not been sent.*
Others denied the existence of the letter categorically. *Finally, after NRA personnel identified themselves as such and demanded to speak with high ranking officials, confronted these officials with the CSP's inconsistent answers, and insisted on knowing the truth, the CSP reversed course and admitted to NRA that the letter was authentic and that it had been sent to a number of individuals whose registration paperwork was received after the deadline.* Nevertheless, the officials insisted it was not a warning of later confiscation but a "public service" to advise gun owners whose registrations were rejected of their options.Media reports also indicate that the CSP in some cases is willing to grant limited "amnesty" to persons who are believed to have completed the registration requirements prior to the deadline but whose paperwork was received late because of circumstances beyond the registrant's control.* We find none of this reassuring.* Simply put, the rule of law has broken down in Connecticut and the Malloy administration's and CSP's credibility on this issue has been severely compromised. *Nobody seems to know what the state's intentions are toward residents who have committed purely technical violations of the law, whether or not they unsuccessfully attempted to register their firearms on time.* While we agree that evidence of unsuccessful attempts at registration should not be used to prosecute the registrants, the process of choosing who is and is not eligible for "amnesty" seems to be wide open, with no oversight to ensure consistency or fairness.* In short, Connecticut's approach to this issue is a glaring example of arbitrary and capricious enforcement of what was bad public policy in the first place.The only safe choice for those Connecticut gun owners who have not successfully registered their firearms (whether or not intentionally) is to assume enforcement action remains a very real possibility with very serious consequences.* Nevertheless, we certainly hope the Malloy administration and the CSP will devote their limited resources to focusing on truly dangerous individuals who have no regard for any laws or the lives or well-being of others. *They are the proper targets of law enforcement efforts; not responsible gun owners who were in perfect compliance with the law until a rushed and deeply flawed bill was passed with no chance for public input.As for the legislature, they should repeal this ill-considered, politically-motivated law with the Orwellian title of "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety."* Children are not safe when their parents are classified as criminals subject to arrest and imprisonment for the earlier acquisition of property that was undertaken lawfully and in good faith and which threatens harm to no one in the present. *Children are not safe when the next knock at the door could be an armed squad of policemen who are serving warrants against a class of citizens who have done nothing to harm others but have summarily been condemned as "armed criminals."The rule of law is in tatters in the "Constitution State," and whatever ambiguities remain or misadventures may yet come to pass, one thing is crystal clear: Governor Malloy and those who voted for SB 1160 in the state legislature are responsible for them. * *In the meantime, Connecticut gun owners can be sure that the NRA is standing with them to fight this injustice every step of the way.
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03-26-2014, 10:41 PM
Little has been published about the early life of Abraham Lincoln. However, during a search of some old property records and will in a small courthouse in central North Carolina, Alex Christopher the author of "Pandora's Box,"; in one of the old will books dated around 1840, he found the will of one A.A. Springs. Upon reading the will he was shocked and amazed at the secret that it disclosed, but one must remember that it is a known fact that wills, even though they are classified public records the same as property and corporation records, they are rarely combed through as he was doing at the time, and these records hold many dark secrets that can be hidden in public view, but are never uncovered because there are very
few who research these old records.
This practice of hiding secrets in public view and the conspirators can say, when faced with the facts and accused of concealing the records; they can reply "Well it was there in the public record in plan view for any and all to find." In the will of A.A. Springs was the list of his property. it went into detail to whom the property was to be dispersed and it included his children. Mr. Christopher and others were looking to find what railroads and banks this man might have owned and had left to his son Leroy Springs. He didn't find anything like that, but he did find the prize of the century.
On the bottom of page three of four pages was a paragraph where the father, A.A. Springs, left to his son an enormous amount of land in the state of Alabama which amounted to the land that is today known as Huntsville, Alabama and then he went into detail to name the son and at first Mr. Christopher and the others with him couldn't believe what they were seeing, but there it was the name of the son and it was "ABRAHAM LINCOLN!"
This new information that they had about the Springs (real name Springstein) family, this was just another twist to add to the already manipulative family. This new information about Lincoln built a fire under them to see where this new lead would take them, because everything they had found in the railroad and banking saga had been areal mind-bender. They figured this one would be the same; so they inquired at the local archives and historical records on families and found a reference to one Abraham Lincoln in the family genealogy of the family of the Carolina by the name of McAdden, in a published genealogy on the family. The family members in the Carolinas were in a limited edition that at one time could be found in the public libraries. The section on Lincoln and the story went something like the following:
"In the late spring of the year of 1808 Nancy Hanks, who was of the family lineage of the McAdden family was visiting some of her family in the community of Lincolnton, North Carolina. While on her stay with family in the Carolina', she visaed with many of the neighboring families that she had known for many years; one such visit was the Springs family. The sordid details had been omitted but obviously the young Nancy Hanks had found herself in a compromised position and was forced to succumb to the lust of A.A. Springs. She became pregnant as a result. There were no details of a love affair or an act of violence on a helpless female. Abraham Lincoln was the result of that act, which leads one to wonder if the name Lincoln was real or a fabricated name for the are of conception was Lincolnton. Was there really a Thomas Lincoln? Since the Spring were of the race that called themselves Jewish, that made Lincoln part Jewish and as part of the Springs family, he also became a relative of the Rothschild family by blood."
The following information was derived from information that exists in the Smithsonian, National Archives, the Congressional Library, Courtroom Police files, public and private libraries and storage vaults across the United States and Europe:
"Abraham Lincoln was slapped three times with a white glove by a member of the Hapsburg royal family of Germany (Payseur family relatives) during a White House reception in 1862. The German royal family member demanded a pistol duel with the, then, President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The blows to the face stunned Lincoln but he non-verbally refused to participate in the duel by bowing his head before walking out of the reception room. What had ol' honest Abe done to so enrage and up-set the royal European personage?
It seems that the practice of promiscuity was running rampant in many families in those days and the German King Leopold had, had an illegitimate daughter named Elizabeth who was sent to America, where she lived in a very comfortable manner. Although Leopold could not recognize her position, he was very interested in her life.
In the early or mid 1850s, Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth began having sexual liaisons that produced twin daughters named Ella and Emily in 1856. The regal German father who was so royally up-set with ol' honest Abe probably had full knowledge of what the true blood line of Lincoln really was. Abraham's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, did not find out about Elizabeth, Ella and Emily until 1865. Previous to being informed about Elizabeth and the twins, Mrs. Lincoln had developed a ravaging dependency on opium. Her main supplier of the drug was a former member of the Confederate Intelligence community, he was a former member because the Southern gentlemen did not approve of his drug pushing and unreliable behavior. It was because of his involvement with the Souther Intelligence Community, Mary's supplier - John Wilks Booth - knew about the lover and the illegal twins.
After being spurned by the Confederate intelligence community, Mary's 'candy man' approached and became involved with the Rothschild Empire of Europe, for he realized the European banking moguls would be very interested in his pipeline to the White House.
(At this time) Abraham was searching for an issue that would unite the North and South AFTER the Civil War ended. The issue needed to be popular to all levels of American citizenry so they could 'rally around the Stars and Stripes' thus rapidly healing the wounds of the bloodiest war in history. Lincoln was seriously considering one major movement or event that would galvanize his fellow Northern and Southern patriot countrymen into cutting loose the United States of America from the dictatorial grip of the Hapsbergs bloodline of banking control in Europe. All the time, the Rothschilds were trying to take control of the entire world monetary system, and at that time the Rothschilds were trying to get a foot-hold in America and find a way around the British, Virginia Company, and French Bourbon family that were gaining control in this country through government help...
Lincoln found himself in real hot water, because under the Virginia Company covenant the 48 families that formed it were all of the Holy Grail Bloodline. This country was to be an extension of what all the royal families of Europe controlled. The royalty of Europe is Hapsburg, no matter what their name is. The royal family of England is one such example. Now what Lincoln did is he wanted to become independent of the cogenant (in favor of his family) on the Rothschild side...the Rothschilds and their family bloodline have always been undermining the affairs of the Hapsbergs and stealing the monetary control away from them. No matter what the history books say, the Rothschilds didn't get (total) real control on things in America and the Federal Reserve until the Springs usurped the Payseur family companies in the early 1920s... (Lincoln had fallen from Rothschild grace also and so, due, in part to his Executive Order to print United States Greenbacks, thus interfering with the Jewish International Banks profits)
Fort Sumter: The Civil War Begins
Nearly a century of discord between North and South finally exploded in April 1861 with the bombardment of Fort Sumter
By Fergus M. Bordewich
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n the afternoon of April 11, 1861, a small open boat flying a white flag pushed off from the tip of the narrow peninsula surrounding the city of Charleston. The vessel carried three envoys representing the Confederate States government, established in Montgomery, Alabama, two months before. Slaves rowed the passengers the nearly three and a half miles across the harbor to the looming hulk of Fort Sumter, where Lt. Jefferson C. Davis of the U.S. Army—no relation to the newly installed president of the Confederacy—met the arriving delegation. Davis led the envoys to the fort’s commander, Maj. Robert Anderson, who had been holed up there since just after Christmas with a tiny garrison of 87 officers and enlisted men—the last precarious symbol of federal power in passionately secessionist South Carolina.
The Confederates demanded immediate evacuation of the fort. However, they promised safe transport out of Charleston for Anderson and his men, who would be permitted to carry their weapons and personal property and to salute the Stars and Stripes, which, the Confederates acknowledged, “You have upheld so long...under the most trying circumstances.” Anderson thanked them for such “fair, manly, and courteous terms.” Yet he stated, “It is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor, and of my obligation to my Government, prevent my compliance.” Anderson added grimly that he would be starved out in a few days—if the Confederate cannonthat ringed the harbor didn’t batter him to pieces first. As the envoys departed and the sound of their oars faded away across the gunmetal-gray water, Anderson knew that civil war was probably only hours away.
One hundred and fifty years later, that war’s profound implications still reverberate within American hearts, heads and politics, from the lingering consequences of slavery for African-Americans to renewed debates over states’ rights and calls for the “nullification” of federal laws. Many in the South have viewed secession a matter of honor and the desire to protect a cherished way of life.
But the war was unarguably about the survival of the United States as a nation. Many believed that if secession succeeded, it would enable other sections of the country to break from the Union for any reason. “The Civil War proved that a republic could survive,” says historian Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College. “Europe’s despots had long asserted that republics were automatically fated either to succumb to external attack or to disintegrate from within. The Revolution had proved that we could defend ourselves against outside attack. Then we proved, in the creation of the Constitution, that we could write rules for ourselves. Now the third test had come: whether a republic could defend itself against internal collapse.”
Generations of historians have argued over the cause of the war. “Everyone knew at the time that the war was ultimately about slavery,” says Orville Vernon Burton, a native South Carolinian and author of The Age of Lincoln. “After the war, some began saying that it was really about states’ rights, or a clash of two different cultures, or about the tariff, or about the industrializing North versus the agrarian South. All these interpretations came together to portray the Civil War as a collision of two noble civilizations from which black slaves had been airbrushed out.” African-American historians from W.E.B. Du Bois to John Hope Franklin begged to differ with the revisionist view, but they were overwhelmed by white historians, both Southern and Northern, who, during the long era of Jim Crow, largely ignored the importance of slavery in shaping the politics of secession.
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The List of the Communist States, With-In the United States of America!
In the near Future,Conservative, Religous, Christian, Moral,and Constitutional minded people will someday, no longer be welcomed in the New World Order.
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Conservatives aren't welcome in New York, according to Governor Cuomo
Cuomo's recent remarks crossed a line. In the US, we must support freedom of speech, even when we don't like what's said
the guardian.com, Friday 24 January 2014 08.49 EST
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New York's official state motto is Excelsior, often translated as "ever upward", but if Governor Andrew Cuomo had his way, he's prefer it to say "ever liberal". He recently told conservative Republicans – specifically anyone who is pro-traditional marriage, pro-life or pro-guns – they "have no place in the state of New York".
Conservative media has jumped all over Cuomo and rightfully so. It was a silly thing to say, reminiscent of the 2008 campaign trail faux pas Barack Obama made when he said people from small towns in Pennsylvania and the midwest are bitter and "cling to their guns or religion". Obama was trying to highlight how angry people are over job losses in the rust belt, but but it came off as degrading to Americans in rural areas.
Now we have Governor Cuomo picking up on a similar theme. It certainly doesn't help heal the divisiveness in American politics, which, oddly enough, the governor was bemoaning. Here's his full quote from last Friday:
… You're seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican party candidates are running against the SAFE Act – it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are.
Cuomo was trying to make a point about gun rights. New York was one of the few places last year that managed to pass tighter gun control laws – the SAFE Act – after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting that stunned the nation. Now some right wing groups are trying to attack the law any way they can.
But Cuomo crossed a line by saying anyone who supports traditional marriage or is against abortion is not welcome in New York. While no one would mistake New York for Utah, there's certainly lots of diversity and "traditional values" in the state, ranging from ultra orthodox Jewish communities in the Big Apple to Amish in upstate New York. It reinforces stereotype of liberals as tolerant … as long as people are speaking views they agree with.
Whether you're conservative, liberal or mostly apolitical, Cuomo's comments go against the principle of the first amendment. You might not like what someone has to say, but in America, there's a legal protection for – and certainly a spirit of – people having the right to say what they want.
If we want to talk about true extremists in the US, most would point to the Westboro Baptist Church. That's the horrible group that shows up at military funerals, holding signs that blame America's problems on the nation turning away from God and embracing gays. One sign even said "Thank God For Dead Soldiers". They stand right by grave sites as families and communities are trying to honor young men and women who died for the country. One Pennsylvania father was so angry he sued the Westboro Baptist Church and the case went all the way to the US supreme court. People on all sides of the political spectrum sent money to support him. Others have tried to organize human chains around funerals to insolate families from the hate. But in the end, the supreme court upheld the right of the Westboro Baptist Church to protest because of America's freedom of speech.
That's really what has people angry about Governor Cuomo's statement. Sure, he was trying to make a broader political point about the gun lobby and partisanship. But you don't cross that line of telling people they basically need to shut up and move.
Many Americans say something to the effect of: "I don't like what you're saying, but I support your right to say it." We have to support the rights of peaceful protestors in Utah who are rallying for gay marriage in a very conservative state. Similarly, we must support the rights of social conservatives rallying for traditional marriage in New York City.
De Blasio Backs Cuomo: Wants Conservatives to Get Out
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio emphatically backed New Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial remarks that “extreme” conservatives – which he defined as being pro-life, second amendment advocates, or supporters of traditional marriage – “have no place in the state of New York.”
NY gun owners burn registration forms in protest
posted at 11:01 am on March 23, 2014 by Jazz Shaw
This event actually took place last weekend, but I hadn’t caught wind of the story until one of the participants sent in some news clips of it. Hundreds of gun rights advocates gathered in Upstate New York to send a clear message to Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Second Amendment proponents around the state that they would not be complying with the repressive SAFE Act. And to drive that message home, they brought along a barbecue grill.
Nearly a thousand gun registration forms were turned into ashes Sunday.
The forms are used for people to register with New York State Police firearms that meet the state’s definition of military-style assault weapons. The deadline is April 15. Gun rights advocates gathered at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161 to burn the papers in a symbolic protest.
E.J. Stokes, leader of the Warren County chapter of New York Revolution, said he was participating because he believes in the U.S. Constitution.
“Once the Second (Amendment) falls, the rest will go with it. It’s an unconstitutional law, done in the middle of the night with no input from the public,” he said.
The event was organized by the NY2A Grassroots Coalition. NY2A co-founder Jake Palmateer said the goal is for people not to register their assault weapon as an act of civil disobedience.
“We are opposed to registration because the evidence is clear that registration leads to confiscation,” he said.
He and others hope that so few people will fill out the forms, that the registry portion of the SAFE Act “collapses under its own weight.”
The Examiner provided some interviews with others attending the event and they expressed the same concerns about registration and confiscation.
“We are demonstrating to New York state that we will not be registering our firearms with the state,” said one protester tending the fire. “We refuse to register.”
Lisa Donovan, one of those responsible for the event, said organizers were telling gun owners what their options are relative to the new law, and, she added, “we’re also encouraging them to get more active in the political process so we can vote out the people who voted for the SAFE Act.”
“We’re basically explaining to people once they register, that gun is no longer theirs,” she added. “It’s a matter of time as to when the state will take it … It will be upon their death or when they change the law and decide to confiscate the guns that have been registered.”
“A gun that’s been registered can’t be sold or anything so it really is no longer yours at that point, so there are legal options for not registering,” Donovan said.
This being New York, the protesters are not dreaming up hypothetical future scenarios to worry about. The fact is that, since the passage of the SAFE Act, New York has been in the process of confiscating weapons around the state while staying under the media radar. This was a lesson which David Lewis learned all too well when armed officers showed up at his door one morning with a warrant, announcing that he could either surrender his guns or go to jail. The only reason that the Lewis case even made it into the local news was that they had the wrong guy and a court subsequently ordered his guns returned.
But there have been other, ongoing confiscations involving people who have neither been found guilty nor even accused of any crime. The nature of their “violation” was simply that they sought help from mental health professionals for problems ranging from anxiety to depression. If that sounds like science fiction, you haven’t read the details in the new law.
The NY SAFE Act requires “mental health professionals, in the exercise of reasonable professional judgment, to report if an individual they are treating is likely to engage in conduct that will cause serious harm to him- or herself or others.”
If such a determination is made, “the Division of Criminal Justice Services will determine whether the person possesses a firearms license and, if so, will notify the appropriate local licensing official, who must suspend the license. The person’s firearms will then be removed.”
In that context, it’s not hard to understand why New York gun owners are not keen to fill out registration forms and put their names on some list held by the state government. Those lists already exist and are currently being put to use, with state troopers being dispatched to people’s homes to collect their legally owned weapons even though they have been charged with no crime.
Of course, if you get all of your news from the national media, you won’t hear about this. The silence is deafening.
Remington Arms moving 2,000+ jobs from NY to Alabama
by Cliff Sims
in National Politics · State Politics
— 15 Feb, 2014
High level sources have informed Yellowhammer News that Remington, one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers, will on Monday join Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in announcing that they are bringing over 2,000 jobs to Alabama.
The company is viewing the move into Alabama as an expansion, but it will likely impact their Ilion, NY plant as well. The New York facility currently employees around 1,200 people. It is expected to stay open, but with a reduced workforce.
“The company is making the move as an expansion of capacity, production and research,” a source told Yellowhammer on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. “The demand for Remington products has skyrocketed recently, for obvious reasons, so they need to increase their production capacity. They will be expanding their research capabilities with the Alabama plant, too.”
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Battle Of Fort Sumter
Facts about Battle Of Fort Sumter, the first Civil War Battle of the American Civil War
Battle Of Fort Sumter Summary: The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first battle of the American Civil War. The intense Confederate artillery bombardment of Major Robert Anderson’s small Union garrison in the unfinished fort in the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina, had been preceded by months of siege-like conditions.
During the secession crisis that followed President Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860, many threats were made to Federal troops occupying forts in the South. Anderson, in command at the difficult-to-defend Fort Moultrie on Sullivan Island across the harbor from Charleston, began asking the War Department for reinforcements and making plans to move his men to one of the fortifications on more secure islands in the harbor—Castle Pinckney closer to Charleston or the unfinished Fort Sumter near the harbor’s entrance.
Following South Carolina’s secession on December 20, 1860, Governor Francis Pickens was pressured to do something about Anderson and his men since many believed that Anderson would not stay at Fort Moultrie but would take a better position at another of the harbor’s forts. On December 24, Pickens sent proxies to Washington to negotiate what would be done about the occupied forts and to ensure Anderson remained at Fort Moultrie. However, on December 26 Anderson put his plan into action: he assembled his men, loaded them and their families onto boats, and rowed to Fort Sumter. What followed was basically a siege of Fort Sumter, with supplies and communication controlled by Pickens.
On January 9, 1861, the Star of the West, a side-wheel merchant steamer that had been sent from New York with supplies and reinforcements for Anderson, was unable to reach Fort Sumter because Pickens had built up the harbor defenses and fired on it. Anderson, under orders to fire only in defense, could only watch as the ship was turned back.
Shortly after, on January 11, Pickens demanded surrender and Anderson refused. By January 20, the food shortage had become acute enough that Pickens was under criticism from moderates and sent food to the fort, which was refused by Anderson. Shortly after, Pickens allowed the evacuation of 45 women and children to provide some measure of relief.
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EVOLVING SCENARIOS FOR MARTIAL LAW-The Orchestrated "American Spring" Uprising???
Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future
by Kevin Benson and Jennifer Weber
Journal Article | July 25, 2012 - 4:53am
The U.S. Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 was issued in August 2010 with three goals. First, it aims to portray how future Army forces will conduct operations as part of a joint force to deter conflict, prevail in war, and succeed in a range of contingencies, at home and abroad. Second, the concept describes the employment of Army forces at the tactical and operational levels of war between 2016 and 2028. Third, in broad terms the concept describes how Army headquarters, from theater army to division, organize and use their forces. The concept goes on to describe the major categories of Army operations, identify the capabilities required of Army forces, and guide how force development should be prioritized. The goal of this concept is to establish a common frame of reference for thinking about how the US Army will conduct full spectrum operations in the coming two decades (US Army Training and Doctrine Command, The Army Operating Concept 2016 – 2028, TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-1, dated 19 August 2010, p. iii. Hereafter cited as TD Pam 525-3-1. The Army defines full spectrum operations as the combination of offensive, defensive, and either stability operations overseas or civil support operations on U.S. soil).
A key and understudied aspect of full spectrum operations is how to conduct these operations within American borders. If we face a period of persistent global conflict as outlined in successive National Security Strategy documents, then Army officers are professionally obligated to consider the conduct of operations on U.S. soil. Army capstone and operating concepts must provide guidance concerning how the Army will conduct the range of operations required to defend the republic at home. In this paper, we posit a scenario in which a group of political reactionaries take over a strategically positioned town and have the tacit support of not only local law enforcement but also state government officials, right up to the governor. Under present law, which initially stemmed from bad feelings about Reconstruction, the military’s domestic role is highly circumscribed. In the situation we lay out below, even though the governor refuses to seek federal help to quell the uprising (the usual channel for military assistance), the Constitution allows the president broad leeway in times of insurrection. Citing the precedents of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and Dwight D. Eisenhower sending troops to Little Rock in 1957, the president mobilizes the military and the Department of Homeland Security, to regain control of the city. This scenario requires us to consider how domestic intelligence is gathered and shared, the role of local law enforcement (to the extent that it supports the operation), the scope and limits of the Insurrection Act--for example maintaining a military chain of command but in support of the Attorney General as the Department of Justice is the Lead Federal Agency (LFA) under the conditions of the Act--and the roles of the local, national, and international media.
The Scenario (2016)
The Great Recession of the early twenty-first century lasts far longer than anyone anticipated. After a change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012, the governing party cuts off all funding that had been dedicated to boosting the economy or toward relief. The United States economy has flatlined, much like Japan’s in the 1990s, for the better part of a decade. By 2016, the economy shows signs of reawakening, but the middle and lower-middle classes have yet to experience much in the way of job growth or pay raises. Unemployment continues to hover perilously close to double digits, small businesses cannot meet bankers’ terms to borrow money, and taxes on the middle class remain relatively high. A high-profile and vocal minority has directed the public’s fear and frustration at nonwhites and immigrants. After almost ten years of race-baiting and immigrant-bashing by right-wing demagogues, nearly one in five Americans reports being vehemently opposed to immigration, legal or illegal, and even U.S.-born nonwhites have become occasional targets for mobs of angry whites.
In May 2016 an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement takes over the government of Darlington, South Carolina, occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council, and placing the mayor under house arrest. Activists remove the chief of police and either disarm local police and county sheriff departments or discourage them from interfering. In truth, this is hardly necessary. Many law enforcement officials already are sympathetic to the tea party’s agenda, know many of the people involved, and have made clear they will not challenge the takeover. The militia members are organized and have a relatively well thought-out plan of action.
With Darlington under their control, militia members quickly move beyond the city limits to establish “check points” – in reality, something more like choke points -- on major transportation lines. Traffic on I-95, the East Coast’s main north-south artery; I-20; and commercial and passenger rail lines are stopped and searched, allegedly for “illegal aliens.” Citizens who complain are immediately detained. Activists also collect “tolls” from drivers, ostensibly to maintain public schools and various city and county programs, but evidence suggests the money is actually going toward quickly increasing stores of heavy weapons and ammunition. They also take over the town web site and use social media sites to get their message out unrestricted.
When the leaders of the group hold a press conference to announce their goals, they invoke the Declaration of Independence and argue that the current form of the federal government is not deriving its “just powers from the consent of the governed” but is actually “destructive to these ends.” Therefore, they say, the people can alter or abolish the existing government and replace it with another that, in the words of the Declaration, “shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” While mainstream politicians and citizens react with alarm, the “tea party” insurrectionists in South Carolina enjoy a groundswell of support from other tea party groups, militias, racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, anti-immigrant associations such as the Minutemen, and other right-wing groups. At the press conference the masked militia members’ uniforms sport a unit seal with a man wearing a tricorn hat and carrying a musket over the motto “Today’s Minutemen.” When a reporter asked the leaders who are the “red coats” the spokesman answered, “I don’t know who the redcoats are…it could be federal troops.” Experts warn that while these groups heretofore have been considered weak and marginal, the rapid coalescence among them poses a genuine national threat.
The mayor of Darlington calls the governor and his congressman. He cannot act to counter the efforts of the local tea party because he is confined to his home and under guard. The governor, who ran on a platform that professed sympathy with tea party goals, is reluctant to confront the militia directly. He refuses to call out the National Guard. He has the State Police monitor the roadblocks and checkpoints on the interstate and state roads but does not order the authorities to take further action. In public the governor calls for calm and proposes talks with the local tea party to resolve issues. Privately, he sends word through aides asking the federal government to act to restore order. Due to his previous stance and the appearance of being “pro” tea party goals the governor has little political room to maneuver.
The Department of Homeland Security responds to the governor’s request by asking for defense support to civil law enforcement. After the Department of Justice states that the conditions in Darlington and surrounding areas meet the conditions necessary to invoke the Insurrection Act, the President invokes it.
(From Title 10 US Code the President may use the militia or Armed Forces to:
§ 331 – Suppress an insurrection against a State government at the request of the Legislature or, if not in session, the Governor.
§ 332 – Suppress unlawful obstruction or rebellion against the U.S.
§ 333 – Suppress insurrection or domestic violence if it (1) hinders the execution of the laws to the extent that a part or class of citizens are deprived of Constitutional rights and the State is unable or refuses to protect those rights or (2) obstructs the execution of any Federal law or impedes the course of justice under Federal laws.)
By proclamation he calls on the insurrectionists to disperse peacefully within 15 days. There is no violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. The President appoints the Attorney General and the Department of Justice as the lead federal agency to deal with the crisis. The President calls the South Carolina National Guard to federal service. The Joint Staff in Washington, D.C., alerts U.S. Northern Command, the headquarters responsible for the defense of North America, to begin crisis action planning. Northern Command in turn alerts U.S. Army North/Fifth U.S. Army for operations as a Joint Task Force headquarters. Army units at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Marines at Camp Lejuene, N.C. go on alert. The full range of media, national and international, is on scene.
“Fix Darlington, but don’t destroy it!”
Upon receiving the alert for possible operations in Darlington, the Fifth Army staff begins the military decision making process with mission analysis and intelligence preparation of the battlefield. (Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield is the term applied to the procedures performed by the intelligence staff of all Army unit headquarters in the development of bases of information on the enemy, terrain and weather, critical buildings and facilities in a region and other points. Army units conduct operations on the basis of this information. The term is in Army doctrine and could be problematic when conducted in advance of operations on U.S. soil. The general form of the initial intelligence estimate is in figure 1.) In developing the intelligence estimate military intelligence planners will confront the first constraints on the conduct of full spectrum operations in the United States, as well as constraints on supporting law enforcement. The analytical steps of the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, or IPB, must be modified in preparing for and conducting operations in the homeland.
The steps of the IPB process are: define the operational environment/battlespace, describe environmental effects on operations/describe battlespace effects, evaluate the threat/adversary, and determine threat/adversary courses of action. (PSYOP was changed to Military Information Support Operations, MISO, by Secretary of Defense directive in June 2010.)
While preparing terrain and weather data do not pose a major problem to the G-2, gathering data on the threat and under civil considerations for intelligence and operational purposes is problematic to say the least.
Estimate (FM 2-01.3, p. 7, chapter 1)
Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities, dated 4 December 1981, relates mostly to intelligence gathering outside the continental United States. However, it also outlines in broad terms permissible information-gathering within the United States and on American citizens and permanent resident aliens, categorized as United States persons. (The executive order included in its definition of “United States persons” unincorporated associations mostly comprising American citizens or permanent resident aliens; or a corporation incorporated in the United States, except for a corporation directed and controlled by a foreign government or governments. The basic thrust of the rules and regulations concerning intelligence collection and dissemination are focused on protecting American citizens’ Constitutional rights. These rules and regulations are focused, properly, on support to law enforcement. They do not contain much guidance concerning the conduct of full spectrum operations such as the situation facing the corps. While the best practice as described in FM 3-28 is to retain just enough for situational awareness and force protection the situation facing the corps strains the limits of situational awareness and could place the G2 and commanders at some risk once the dust has settled in the aftermath of an operation within the homeland.) The Fifth Army intelligence analysts will have a great deal of difficulty determining tea party members’ legal status. Because the Defense Department does not collect or store information on American civilians or civilian groups during peacetime, the military will have to rely on local and state law enforcement officials at the start of operations to establish intelligence data-bases and ultimately restore the rule of law in Darlington.
Using all intelligence disciplines from human intelligence to signals intelligence, the Fifth Army G2 and his staff section will collect as much information as they need to accomplish the mission. Once the rule of law is restored the Fifth Army G2 must ensure that it destroys information gathered during the operation within 90 days unless the law or the Secretary of Defense requires the Fifth Army to keep it for use in legal cases (Field Manual 3-28, Civil Support Operations, pp. 7-13. The FM cites Department of Defense Directive, DODD, 5200.27). Because of the legal constraints on the military’s involvement in domestic affairs and the sympathies of local law enforcement, developing the initial intelligence, a continuing estimate, and potential adversary courses of action (what the insurrectionists holding Darlington and surrounding areas might do in response to Army operations) will be difficult. (The closest guidance on handling information collected in the course of civil disturbance operations is in Department of Defense Directive 5200.27 and Department of Defense Directive 5240.1R. These directives state: “Operations Related to Civil Disturbance. The Attorney General is the chief civilian officer in charge of coordinating all federal government activities relating to civil disturbances. Upon specific prior authorization of the Secretary of Defense or his designee, information may be acquired that is essential to meet operational requirements flowing from the mission as to DOD to assist civil authorities in dealing with civil disturbances. Such authorization will only be granted when there is a distinct threat of a civil disturbance exceeding the law enforcement capabilities of State and local authorities.”)
Fifth Army terrain analysts continue using open sources ranging from Google maps to Map-quest. Federal legal restrictions on assembling databases remain in effect and even incidental imagery, aerial photos gathered in the conduct of previously conducted training missions, cannot be used. Surveillance of the tea party roadblocks and checkpoints around Darlington proceeds carefully. Developing legal data-bases is one effort, but support for local law enforcement is hindered because of problems in determining how to share this information and with whom.
Despite these problems, receiving support from local law enforcement is critical to restoring the rule of law in Darlington. City police officers, county sheriff deputies and state troopers can contribute valuable local knowledge of personalities, customs and terrain beyond what can be found in data-bases and observation. Liaison officers and non-commissioned officers, with appropriate communications equipment must be exchanged. Given the suspicion that local police are sympathetic to the tea party members’ goals special consideration to operational security must be incorporated into planning. Informally communicating to the insurrectionists the determination of federal forces to restore local government can materially improve the likelihood of success. However, informants sympathetic to the tea party could easily compromise the element of surprise. The fact that a federal court must authorize wire taps in every instance also complicate the monitoring of communications into and out of Darlington. Operations in Darlington specifically and in the homeland generally must also take into account the possibility of increased violence and the range of responses to violence.
All federal military forces involved in civil support must follow the standing rules for the use of force (SRUF) specified by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Much like the rules of force issued to the 7th Infantry Division during operations in Los Angeles in 1992 the underlying principle involves a continuum of force, a graduated level of response determined by civilians' behavior. Fifth Army must assume that every incident of gunfire will be investigated. (Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction, CJCSI, 3121.01B, Standing Rules of Engagement/Standing Rules for the Use of Force for US Forces. There are many similarities between rules for the use of force and rules of engagement, the right of self-defense for example. The fundamental difference is rules of engagement are by nature permissive measures intended to allow the maximum use of destructive combat power appropriate for the mission. Rules for the use of force are restrictive measures intended to allow only the minimum force necessary to accomplish the mission.) All units involved must also realize that operations will be conducted under the close scrutiny of the media.
Operating under media scrutiny is not a new phenomenon for the U.S. military. What is new and newsworthy about this operation is that it is taking place in the continental United States. Commanders and staffs must think about the effect of this attention and be alert when considering how to use the media. The media will broadcast the President’s proclamation and cover military preparations for operations in Darlington. Their reports will be as available to tea party leaders in Darlington as they are to a family watching the evening news in San Francisco. Coupled with a gradual build-up of federal forces in the local area, all covered by the media, the effect of this pressure will compound over time and quite possibly cause doubt about the correctness of the events in Darlington in the minds of its’ citizens and the insurrectionists who control the town. The Joint Task Force commander, staff and subordinate units must operate as transparently as possible, while still giving due consideration to operational security. Commanders must manage these issues even as they increase pressure on the insurrectionists.
The design of this plan to restore the rule of law to Darlington will include information/influence operations designed to present a picture of the federal response and the inevitable defeat of the insurrection. The concept of the joint plan includes a phased deployment of selected forces into the area beginning with reconnaissance and military intelligence units. Once the Fifth Army commander determines he has a complete picture of activity within the town and especially of the insurrectionists’ patterns of behavior, deployment of combat, combat support and combat service support forces will begin from Forts Bragg and Stewart, and Camp Lejuene. Commanders will need to consider how the insurrectionists will respond. Soldiers and Marines involved in this operation, and especially their families will be subject to electronic mail, Facebook messages, Twitters, and all manner of information and source of pressure. Given that Soldiers and Marines stationed at Forts Bragg and Stewart as well as Camp Lejuene live relatively nearby and that many come from this region, chances are they will know someone who lives in or near Darlington. Countering Al Qaeda web-based propaganda is one thing, countering domestic information bombardments is another effort entirely.
The design and execution of operations to restore the rule of law in Darlington will be complicated. The Fifth Army will retain a military chain of command for regular Army and Marine Corps units along with the federalized South Carolina National Guard, but will be in support of the Department of Justice as the Lead Federal Agency, LFA. The Attorney General may designate a Senior Civilian Representative of the Attorney General (SCRAG) to coordinate the efforts of all Federal agencies. The SCRAG has the authority to assign missions to federal military forces. The Attorney General may also appoint a Senior Federal Law Enforcement Officer (SFLEO) to coordinate all Federal law enforcement activities.
The pace of the operation needs to be deliberate and controlled. Combat units will conduct overt Show of Force operations to remind the insurrectionists they are now facing professional military forces, with all the training and equipment that implies. Army and Marine units will remove road blocks and check points both overtly and covertly with minimum essential force to ratchet up pressure continually on insurrectionist leadership. Representatives of state and local government as well as federalized South Carolina National Guard units will care for residents choosing to flee Darlington. A focus on the humanitarian aspect of the effort will be politically more palatable for the state and local officials. Federal forces continue to tighten the noose as troops seize and secure power and water stations, radio and TV stations, and hospitals. The final phase of the operation, restoring order and returning properly elected officials to their offices, will be the most sensitive.
Movements must be planned and executed more carefully than the operations that established the conditions for handover. At this point military operations will be on the downturn but the need for more politically aware military advice will not. War, and the use of federal military force on U.S. soil, remains an extension of policy by other means. Given the invocation of the Insurrection Act, the federal government must defeat the insurrection, preferably with minimum force. Insurrectionists and their sympathizers must have no doubt that an uprising against the Constitution will be defeated. Dealing with the leaders of the insurrection can be left to the proper authorities, but drawing from America history, military advice would suggest an amnesty for individual members of the militia and prosecution for leaders of the movement who broke the law. This fictional scenario leads not to conclusions but points to ponder when considering 21st century full spectrum operations in the continental United States.
The Insurrection Act does not need to be changed for the 21st century. Because it is broadly written, the law allows the flexibility needed to address a range of threats to the Republic.
What we must consider in the design of homeland defense or security exercises is translating the Act into action. The Army Operating Concept describes Homeland Defense as the protection of “U.S. sovereignty, territory, domestic population, and critical defense infrastructure against external threats and aggression, or other threats as directed by the president” (TD Pam 525-3-1, p. 27. Emphasis added.) Neither the operating concept nor recently published Army doctrine, FM 3-28 Civil Support Operations, goes into detail when considering the range of “other threats.” While invoking the Insurrection Act must be a last resort, once it is put into play Americans will expect the military to execute without pause and as professionally as if it were acting overseas. The Army cannot disappoint the American people, especially in such a moment. While real problems and real difficulties of such operations may not be perceived until the point of execution preparation will afford the Army the ability to not be too badly wrong at the outset.
Being not too badly wrong at the outset requires focused military education on the nuances of operations in the homeland. Army doctrine defines full spectrum operations as a mix of offense, defense and either stability or civil support operations. Curriculum development is a true zero sum game; when a subject is added another must be removed. Given the array of threats and adversaries; from “commando-style” raids such as Mumbai, the changing face of militias in the United States, rising unrest in Mexico, and the tendency to the extreme in American politics the subject of how American armed forces will conduct security and defense operations within the continental U.S. must be addressed in the curricula of our Staff and War Colleges. (The Kansas City Star, 12 September 2010, “The New Militia.” The front page story concerns the changing tactics of militia movements and how militias now focus on community service and away from violence against the government. Law enforcement agencies feel this is camouflage for true intentions. The story covered armed paramilitary militias in Missouri and Kansas.)
The Army must address the how to of intelligence/information gathering and sharing, liaison with local law enforcement and conduct of Information Operations in focused exercises, such as UNIFIED QUEST, given a wider range of invited participants. The real question of how to educate the Army on full spectrum operations under homeland security and defense conditions must be a part of an overall review of professional military education for the 21st century. We cannot discount the agility of an external threat, the evolution of Al Qaeda for example, and its ability to take advantage of a “Darlington event” within U.S. borders. How would we respond to this type of action? What if border violence from Mexico crosses into the United States? The pressure for action will be enormous and the expectation of professional, disciplined military action will be equally so given the faith the American people have in their armed forces. The simple fact is that while the Department of Justice is the Lead Federal Agency in these operations the public face of the operation will be uniformed American Soldiers. On a TV camera a civilian is a civilian but here is no mistaking the mottled battle dress of a Soldier with the U.S. flag on his or her right sleeve.
The table of organization and equipment of Fifth U.S. Army/Army North must be scrutinized. The range of liaison parties that must be exchanged in the conduct of operations on American soil is extensive. Coordination with federal, state and local civil law enforcement and security agencies is a vital element in concluding homeland operations successfully. The liaison parties cannot be ad hoc or last minute additions to the headquarters. At a minimum such parties must routinely exercise with the headquarters.
In 1933 then Colonel George Marshall criticized the education that the Army Command and General Staff College provided as inadequate to “the chaotic state of affairs in the first few months of a campaign with a major power” (From a 1933 letter from COL GC Marshall to MG Stewart Heintzelman, cited in a report on the US Army Command and General Staff College conducted in 1982 by MG Guy Meloy. The report is held in the Special Collections section of the Combined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth, KS.) We must continue on the path of ensuring the avoidance of the “chaotic state of affairs” in the opening moments of future campaigns, defending the nation from within and without. As Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka wrote in Joint Forces Quarterly (p. 33), “[N]o concepts are immune to critique and reappraisal when it comes to securing the homeland.”
U.S. Army Running Martial Law Drills In 300 Acre Custom Built City
The United States Army has built 300 acre city in Virginia in order to train for future combat scenarios, none of which have actually been specified.
The facility is just like any other town you would see across the country, complete with a school, a rail yard, a subway, church, mosque and even a sports stadium. All of its signage is in English and the subway even bears the same symbol as the Washington DC subway.
The site was built in a hurry as well, it took just 2 years to complete at a cost of $96 million dollars.
In most cases it would be safe to say that such a facility would be used for preparations abroad so the military could practice urban combat scenarios but if that were the case, why replicate an American town? When it comes to training its best to do it in an area that’s the closest representation of where you’re going to be fighting and our military knows that, after all look what they did to train for the Bin-Laden raid. They built an exact replica of the building they were going to be storming and then learned it inside and out so that they were prepared when the time came.
(Read More: VIDEO: DHS Labels Gun Owners “Terrorist Threats,” Warns Of Chemical Weapons Use)
According to Colonel John P. Petkosek it’s going to be used to train for problems they may not know they have yet, which can mean a variety of things. “This is where we’ll look at solutions for the future-material solutions and non-material solutions… Anything from how you’re going to operate in a subterranean environment to how you dismount a Humvee to avoid an IED strike.”
What’s concerning is that a leaked Army field manual revealed plans for military intervention during “Civil Disturbance Operations” where U.S. troops would be used to quell insurrection, confiscate firearms, and even fire on American citizens if the need arose, something that is forbidden unless Martial Law is declared.
Within the manual under U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations it’s outlined how detainees at prison camps will be re-educated into having an “appreciation of government policies” while they’re detained.
(Read More: DHS’ Fusion Centers, Joint Terrorism Task Forces Used For Spying On American Citizens)
Increasingly we’re seeing leaked documents from federal agencies that classify the typical Constitution and freedom loving American as a terrorist. The DHS has created Joint Terrorism Task Forces that operate out of “Fusion Centers” for the purpose of running surveillance on American citizens, and has repeatedly been caught classifying anybody who’s a right-wing conservative a “terrorist threat.”
Let’s also not forget that soldiers at Ft. Hood are being trained to believe that Christians, Tea Party activists, and anti-abortion groups all pose a “radical” terrorist threat, perhaps in preparation of the declaration of Martial Law.
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US Army to Violate Posse Comitatus Law
On January 23, 2014, the U.S. Army opened a one-hundred million dollar urban warfare training facility—a so-called “fake city”—on the outskirts of Bowling Green, Virginia. Despite U.S. Army press releases to the contrary, this is a replica of an American city, complete with American road signs. According to insiders, the subway even has a logo of that used in Washington, D.C. The so-called “mosque” described in the press release is plainly an American church.
Why is the U.S. Army lying about the purpose of this training facility? Why not admit that they are preparing to roam the streets of America? Because what they are training for is illegal—treasonous. According to the Posse Comitatus Act, the military is forbidden from taking on the police powers of local and state police.
Well, it is legal—in a sense: Only if Obama declares martial law.
This could mean only one thing: Barack Hussein Obama is anticipating—or perhaps even planning—some cataclysmic event that will require the declaration of martial law and suspension of elections.
Will this be the third term Obama’s supporters are clamoring for?
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Richland deputies, U.S. military carry out secretive – and noisy – joint exercise Monday and Tuesday
By JOHN MONK
email@example.comJanuary 19, 2014
COLUMBIA, SC — Richland County sheriff’s deputies on Monday and Tuesday will conduct a secretive joint exercise around the county with unidentified units from Ft. Bragg, according to the sheriff’s department.
The exercises will run up to midnight both days and be primarily in Lower Richland, around Eastover and Hopkins.
Exercises will also conducted around the Screaming Eagle Road near Elgin and North Richland County near outbound Monticello Road.
Ft. Bragg is home to some of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting groups, including Special Forces, aviation support and airborne units. The Army’s Delta Force is also at Ft. Bragg.
A sheriff’s department spokesman Sunday declined to say which Ft. Bragg units will be involved. Reporters will not be allowed to “view or participate” in the exercise.
It will be noisy at times.
“Citizens may see military and departmental vehicles traveling in and around rural and metropolitan areas and may hear ordnance being set off or fired which will be simulated/ blanks and controlled by trained personnel,” a sheriff’s department press release said. .
The release said that, “Due to Sheriff Leon Lott's longstanding commitment to making sure that deputies are trained and prepared for every event and potential threat and his desire to assist the military to ensure their preparations;” the joint exercise is being held.
Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344
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NORTHERN PROFITS from SLAVERY
The effects of the New England slave trade were momentous. It was one of the foundations of New England's economic structure; it created a wealthy class of slave-trading merchants, while the profits derived from this commerce stimulated cultural development and philanthropy.*--Lorenzo Johnston Greene, �The Negro in Colonial New England, 1620-1776,�*p.319.
Whether it was officially encouraged, as in New York and New Jersey, or not, as in Pennsylvania, the slave trade flourished in colonial Northern ports. But New England was by far the leading slave merchant of the American colonies.
The first systematic venture from New England to Africa was undertaken in 1644 by an association of Boston traders, who sent three ships in quest of gold dust and black slaves. One vessel returned the following year with a cargo of wine, salt, sugar, and tobacco, which it had picked up in Barbados in exchange for slaves. But the other two ran into European warships off the African coast and barely escaped in one piece. Their fate was a good example of why Americans stayed out of the slave trade in the 17th century. Slave voyages were profitable, but Puritan merchants lacked the resources, financial and physical, to compete with the vast, armed, quasi-independent European chartered corporations that were battling to monopolize the trade in black slaves on the west coast of Africa. The superpowers in this struggle were the Dutch West India Company and the English Royal African Company. The Boston slavers avoided this by making the longer trip to the east coast of Africa, and by 1676 the Massachusetts ships were going to Madagascar for slaves. Boston merchants were selling these slaves in Virginia by 1678. But on the whole, in the 17th century New Englanders merely dabbled in the slave trade.
Then, around 1700, the picture changed. First the British got the upper hand on the Dutch and drove them from many of their New World colonies, weakening their demand for slaves and their power to control the trade in Africa. Then the Royal African Company's monopoly on African coastal slave trade was revoked by Parliament in 1696. Finally, the*Assiento*and the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) gave the British a contract to supply Spanish America with 4,800 slaves a year. This combination of events dangled slave gold in front of the New England slave traders, and they pounced. Within a few years, the famous �Triangle Trade� and its notorious �Middle Passage� were in place.
Rhode Islanders had begun including slaves among their cargo in a small way as far back as 1709. But the trade began in earnest there in the 1730s. Despite a late start, Rhode Island soon surpassed Massachusetts as the chief colonial carrier. After the Revolution, Rhode Island merchants had no serious American competitors. They controlled between 60 and 90 percent of the U.S. trade in African slaves. Rhode Island had excellent harbors, poor soil, and it lacked easy access to the Newfoundland fisheries. In slave trading, it found its natural calling. William Ellery, prominent Newport merchant, wrote in 1791, �An Ethiopian could as soon change his skin as a Newport merchant could be induced to change so lucrative a trade as that in slaves for the slow profits of any manufactory.�
Boston and Newport were the chief slave ports, but nearly all the New England towns -- Salem, Providence, Middletown, New London � had a hand in it. In 1740, slaving interests in Newport owned or managed 150 vessels engaged in all manner of trading. In Rhode Island colony, as much as two-thirds of the merchant fleet and a similar fraction of sailors were engaged in slave traffic. The colonial governments of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania all, at various times, derived money from the slave trade by levying duties on black imports. Tariffs on slave import in Rhode Island in 1717 and 1729 were used to repair roads and bridges.
The 1750 revocation of the*Assiento*dramatically changed the slave trade yet again. The system that had been set up to stock Spanish America with thousands of Africans now needed another market. Slave ships began to steer northward. From 1750 to 1770, African slaves flooded the Northern docks. Merchants from Philadelphia, New York, and Perth Amboy began to ship large lots (100 or more) in a single trip. As a result, wholesale prices of slaves in New York fell 50% in six years
On the eve of the Revolution, the slave trade �formed the very basis of the economic life of New England.� It wove itself into the entire regional economy of New England. The Massachusetts slave trade gave work to coopers, tanners, sailmakers, and ropemakers. Countless agents, insurers, lawyers, clerks, and scriveners handled the paperwork for slave merchants. Upper New England loggers, Grand Banks fishermen, and livestock farmers provided the raw materials shipped to the West Indies on that leg of the slave trade. Colonial newspapers drew much of their income from advertisements of slaves for sale or hire. New England-made rum, trinkets, and bar iron were exchanged for slaves. When the British in 1763 proposed a tax on sugar and molasses, Massachusetts merchants pointed out that these were staples of the slave trade, and the loss of that would throw 5,000 seamen out of work in the colony and idle almost 700 ships. The connection between molasses and the slave trade was rum. Millions of gallons of cheap rum, manufactured in New England, went to Africa and bought black people. Tiny Rhode Island had more than 30 distilleries, 22 of them in Newport. In Massachusetts, 63 distilleries produced 2.7 million gallons of rum in 1774. Some was for local use: rum was ubiquitous in lumber camps and on fishing ships. �But primarily rum was linked with the Negro trade, and immense quantities of the raw liquor were sent to Africa and exchanged for slaves. So important was rum on the Guinea Coast that by 1723 it had surpassed French and Holland brandy, English gin, trinkets and dry goods as a medium of barter.� Slaves costing the equivalent of �4 or �5 in rum or bar iron in West Africa were sold in the West Indies in 1746 for �30 to �80. New England thrift made the rum cheaply -- production cost was as low as 5� pence a gallon -- and the same spirit of Yankee thrift discovered that the slave ships were most economical with only 3 feet 3 inches of vertical space to a deck and 13 inches of surface area per slave, the human cargo laid in carefully like spoons in a silverware case.
A list of the leading slave merchants is almost identical with a list of the region's prominent families: the Fanueils, Royalls, and Cabots of Massachusetts; the Wantons, Browns, and Champlins of Rhode Island; the Whipples of New Hampshire; the Eastons of Connecticut; Willing & Morris of Philadelphia. To this day, it's difficult to find an old North institution of any antiquity that isn't tainted by slavery. Ezra Stiles imported slaves while president of Yale. Six slave merchants served as mayor of Philadelphia. Even a liberal bastion like Brown University has the shameful blot on its escutcheon. It is named for the Brown brothers, Nicholas, John, Joseph, and Moses, manufacturers and traders who shipped salt, lumber, meat -- and slaves. And like many business families of the time, the Browns had indirect connections to slavery via rum distilling. John Brown, who paid half the cost of the college's first library, became the first Rhode Islander prosecuted under the federal Slave Trade Act of 1794 and had to forfeit his slave ship. Historical evidence also indicates that slaves were used at the family's candle factory in Providence, its ironworks in Scituate, and to build Brown's University Hall.
Even after slavery was outlawed in the North, ships out of New England continued to carry thousands of Africans to the American South. Some 156,000 slaves were brought to the United States in the period 1801-08, almost all of them on ships that sailed from New England ports that had recently outlawed slavery. Rhode Island slavers alone imported an average of 6,400 Africans annually into the U.S. in the years 1805 and 1806. The financial base of New England's antebellum manufacturing boom was money it had made in shipping. And that shipping money was largely acquired directly or indirectly from slavery, whether by importing Africans to the Americas, transporting slave-grown cotton to England, or hauling Pennsylvania wheat and Rhode Island rum to the slave-labor colonies of the Caribbean.
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War Crimes Against Southern Civilians
by*Walter Brian Cisco
Synopses & Reviews
The sobering and brutal consequences of the Civil War off the battlefield are revealed in this examination of atrocities committed against civilians. Rationale for the Unions hard war and the political ramifications of such a war set the foundation for Walter Ciscois enlightening research. Styled the iBlack Flag campaign, the hard line was agreed to by Lincoln in a council with his generals in 1864, when he gave permission to wage unlimited war against civilians, including women and children. In a series of concise and compelling chapters, Cisco chronicles theSt. Louis Massacre, where Federal authorities proceeded to impose a reign of terror and dictatorship in Missouri.
He tells The sobering and brutal consequences of the Civil War off the battlefield are revealed in this examination of atrocities committed against civilians. Rationale for the Unions hard war and the political ramifications of such a war set the foundation for Walter Ciscois enlightening research. Styled the iBlack Flag campaign, the hard line was agreed to by Lincoln in a council with his generals in 1864, when he gave permission to wage unlimited war against civilians, including women and children. In a series of concise and compelling chapters, Cisco chronicles the St. Louis Massacre, where Federal authorities proceeded to impose a reign of terror and dictatorship in Missouri.
04-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Evolving Scenarios-Martial Law
Bracken: Professor Raoul X
It was late June and I was sitting in a café seven hundred miles from home, doing a little web surfing. There was plenty of room at mid-morning, so I could sit at the end of the coffee bar with my laptop. I was scanning the breaking news about the new mass-shooting. Like most people I was morbidly fascinated with the deranged young man who was the killer. That is, the trigger puller. But I was looking over his shoulder for something else: signs of a guiding hand.
Why? Because I know something about the subject.
You see, being a guiding hand is my life’s avocation. My secret avocation, that is. Outwardly I’m a tenured professor of sociology at a Mid-western university. A life-long bachelor, so my summers are my own. Ostensibly for writing, research, quiet reflection, bungee jumping or what have you. My summer hobby is traveling and meeting interesting people. Everything I do on these road trips can be explained under the rubric of field research, but even so I pay with cash and move like a ghost. I’m old school. It’s a harmless quirk. Nobody cares.
I suppose if you polled my students, they’d declare me to be left wing, but not a rhetorical bomb-thrower. Am I closer to Karl Marx than to Ayn Rand? Well, naturally. Progressive politics were part of my upbringing and education. And of course that is also the best way to get along in academia, and I do like to get along.
No question my academic career has been lackluster. That does not concern me. I have no wife or significant other to be concerned with my apparent lack of greater ambition or wealth. Seeking publication for papers that a few academic gnomes might eventually peruse does not interest me in the least. Writing some groundbreaking tome that will be reviewed in the New York Times and read by millions is not a realistic aspiration. I am no Jared Diamond in the rough. I won academic tenure, and that was enough. I have a house and a ten-year-old Beamer. I enjoy my little comforts. A small circle of friends, none close. I’d be the first to admit it’s been a mediocre life—outwardly.
But my secret life has been anything but mediocre. I have engineered extraordinary events, but truth be told, there is little joy in secret celebration. So I am creating this document, properly encoded and hidden, to save for posterity. When my unsurpassed run is finally over, due either to my natural demise or other more precipitous causes, my secret history will conjure itself from millions of computer screens unfiltered, unspun and uncut. The truth will be known. This is my story, and no one can take it from me. My name will ring down through the ages, when my complete story is told!
But not yet. There is more secret work to be done.
I did not drive seven hundred miles to ponder my life’s ledger and tap on a keyboard. What interested me was the creature standing on the other side of the white coffee shop counter. The gaunt, long-haired young man by the espresso machine could have been taken for a college student in a college town. Really not too bad looking in person. Pushing six feet, skinny. Gray-blue eyes, a little too closely set. Decent complexion for his age. Maybe a few days since his mouse-colored hair had been washed or properly brushed, but overall he was quite presentable. Duncan it said on his plastic name tag. I already knew that his last name was McClaren. I wasn’t in this picturesque college town by accident. I was here to meet him, but he didn’t know this.
Duncan McClaren was one of the most promising prospects I’d run down in years. My own students unknowingly provide me with many of my leads. We have free-ranging discussions, in and out of the classroom setting. From practice I know how to guide them toward a discussion of the weirdest people they’ve ever known. Duncan went to high school with one of my female students. His first name was mentioned casually by the student, tossed off her lips and promptly forgotten. Duncan sometimes heard voices, she said. Talked to himself. And he could not stop talking about whatever obsessed him at the moment. He cut right into conversations among people he hardly knew, and went off onto bizzaro-world tangents. And what really set him off was the country’s most famous talk radio host.
Following that disclosure I did my own internet research. There was only one Duncan listed in her year at her high school. As a professor, I stay on the cutting edge of internet trickery. A critical part of my secret avocation involves doing internet research without leaving digital fingerprints. My students constantly come up with what they believe to be new ways to cheat or plagiarize without detection, so I’ve become somewhat of an expert at internet security. I do not take risks. I’m a very careful person. Typing this secret history and hiding it inside my computer is perhaps the biggest risk I’ve taken.
In the course of my background investigation I learned that he had been expelled or otherwise ejected from high school numerous times. He’d been arrested and he’d been to juvenile boot camp. There were a number of sealed records and denied files, both medical and legal. But reading between the lines of what I could access, it was a safe guess that there had been serious drug use and there had been family violence. Rumors of arson at a very young age. His family had money and pull, and he was accepted for admission to an out-of-state institution of higher learning. His brief transcript was telling. His GPA for three completed semesters was made up equally of As and Fs. He had not finished his second year. No reason was given.
Since dropping out of college Duncan had been adrift for a year, hitchhiking around the country, supporting himself mostly as a dish washer or at other menial short-term jobs involving limited social interaction. On his own walkabout journey of self-discovery, to give him the benefit of the doubt. He was for the moment a*barista*in this New England college town, and I arranged for our paths to cross.
It’s always an intense moment, my first close look at a subject I’ve known only as an internet phantom. Duncan came over to take my order: regular coffee, with cream and sugar. When he filled my cup I laid a few dollars on the counter.
Duncan tapped the bills and said matter-of-factly, “So, somebody still believes in paper money.”
I looked directly at him and replied, “For some things, yes. Like paying for coffee.”
He returned my gaze, his eyes narrowed to slits and he said, “Smart. Fly under the radar. Render unto Caesar—while you can. But it’s all just a matter of time. Just a matter of time.” He slowly nodded his head, as if agreeing with himself.
To release his floodgates all I had to ask him was, “What do you mean?” Then I listened attentively to a five minute diatribe covering many tediously familiar theories and a few original ones. A thirtyish female with a severe hairstyle, whom I guessed was the café’s manager, edged over and tried to redirect my waiter. “Dunc,” she said breezily, “You’re not bothering this man, are you? No more talking about that bank stuff, right?”
Holding the full pot of hot coffee he slowly turned his entire body and fixed an icy glare upon her, but said nothing. He held his stare, boring into her with flat eyes. His arm seemed tensed to hurl the burning-hot brew at her. Her smile wilted, she turned and walked away. “She doesn’t understand,” said Duncan when she was gone. “Her mind is closed to the reality around her.”“Does that bother you?” I asked him.
“I’m used to it. Ninety percent of humanity is closed off to reality.
”I laughed and said, “I think you’re giving humanity too much credit.”
He smiled in a peculiar way. One side of his mouth went up markedly while the other side remained nearly flat. “Yeah. Probably. Look, I have to serve some other humanity or I’m going to get canned. I’m on thin ice around here.”
Twenty-year-old Duncan, who had a post-graduate’s demeanor and a startlingly high IQ, had never held a job for longer than a month. He could operate independently in society as a functioning adult in most situations. He could shop for himself and drive a car. He’d briefly kept an apartment in college. But he could not hold a conversation without promptly veering into the Bush-family CIA dynasty, the truth about 9-11, the Jewish bankers, right-wing talk radio and God help me, the Queen of England.
Duncan was a bug. A raving lunatic. Yet in his outward appearance and mannerisms, he was as normal as you and I. But what does one’s outward appearance signify? The faces we show to the world are mere avatars, are they not? Who truly knows our inner hearts, our souls if you will? No one. Certainly not a God who doesn’t exist. So am I normal? Define normal. A sophomoric tautology. Yes, outwardly I can easily pass as normal, and I have for most of my forty-seven years. But inside? Honestly, what a question. Who wants to be no more than a random semi-conscious insect in a hive of billions?
Not me. No, I’m not normal, and have no desire to be.
Normal means average, and let me assure you, I’m way above average. Average people don’t make it their life’s work to ferret out certain types of borderline personalities and convert them into useful tools. As far as I know, I’m the only human toolmaker of my kind. No semi-sentient insect brain resides within my skull, making me a slave to laws, traditions or norms of so-called acceptable behavior. I operate outside of the rules of the hive, and I enjoy a freedom mere insects can never know. So what, you say? I’ll say what. By my actions I have personally changed the course of history, and I will do so again.
Can you say the same thing? What “normal” hive insect can claim to have done that?
Have there been others like me? I tend to think so, but it’s an area of pure conjecture. A familiar example. Most Americans dismissed the story of James Earl Ray’s mysterious helper, known only to him as “Raoul,” as a self-serving fantasy. I always thought that Raoul was more flesh than fantasy. James Earl Ray’s actions and travels before and after Memphis make me believe that he had assistance of the kind that I have given to some very special people.
If you take a ‘Parallax View’ of history, you might allow the possibility that rogue government agencies or other cliques could also be grooming likely candidates, but I tend not to believe in elaborate conspiracies. Could it happen? I suppose. But in my experience, no conspiracy involving a large cast of characters can remain a secret for many years.
On the other hand, the temporary private relationship between a mentor and a singular student, that relationship can indeed be kept a secret. My writing this secret history in freedom instead of in captivity proves that this is so. And even if one of my human tools is someday arrested alive, his mad barkings will be disregarded. His minor side-story of a mysterious helper, if heard at all, will be disregarded as just another in his cornucopia of delusions.
Converting a certain type of lunatic into a useful tool is not too difficult when you understand the dynamics that are in play. Practice makes perfect, and I’ve had a lot of practice. Good candidates for a direct action mission are often quite intelligent, at least as measured on certain scales. They can navigate by themselves between cities, and arrive at a place and time without causing alarm to the general population.
But in my experience the best candidates for a guiding hand are not true “loners.” They often seek friendship and employment, and they may even succeed for a while. But the men who interest me invariably sabotage their social relationships by compulsively discussing their paranoid obsessions. Each human rejection adds heat to their simmering rage. Yet still they crave human companionship, and simple affirmation of their delusional belief systems. This makes them soft putty at my touch. These men, deftly guided, become my arrows. To the world, these arrows seem to plunge at random from the clear blue sky. Sometimes they do, but not always!
It’s not hard to convert a lump of inchoate anger into an arrow. At first all I do is offer them a receptive ear, and confirmation that they are not alone in their beliefs. Our dialogues lead me toward the best approach to take. I adapt my temporary cover story to fit my current subject’s preexisting delusional views. In the past I’ve pretended to be a liaison from the CIA, from Mossad, from Al Qaeda. I’ve posed as a former leading member of the Trilateral Commission, now working against their globalist designs. Sometimes I’ve convinced them that their medications are part of a conspiracy to chemically lobotomize them, robbing them of their most brilliant insights.
After a few private conversations I eventually steer the subject to “doing something really important.” Hypothetically, of course. At least at first. Then we play a conversational game of, “If I could, I would.” A good prospect will soon be describing the precise medieval tortures, punishments and execution methods merited by his worst enemies. Once I have tapped into his personal fantasy realm of gory revenge, it’s “game on,” as they say in the vernacular.
At that point it really doesn’t matter to me who or what is the focus of the subject’s hate, or what group he blames for his own shortcomings or for the ills of the world. Left, right, capitalism, socialism, religion, nationalism…in truth I stopped caring very much about them long ago. When an action will advance the cause of social justice that’s great, but generalized mayhem is also a worthy end in itself. “The worse, the better,” in Lenin’s words. Create the pre-revolutionary conditions. Some days I still half believe the old dogma. But at least I’m not just another insect in the hive.
I slid my empty cup away, and awaited the return of my*barista. In a minute I’d be commiserating with him, discovering that we were practically soulmates, rare men of true vision. Posing as an out-of-town business visitor, I’d ask him the best place in the area to eat. It would turn out that he and I shared similar culinary and beverage tastes, fancy that! And I’d gladly spring for lunch or dinner if he’d agree to be my local guide. Then we’d discuss further his hatred for the Jewish bankers who run the world, and the right-wing talk radio hosts who are their willing accomplices and mouthpieces. At least, in the world according to Duncan McClaren.
Right-wing talk radio was very much on my mind, because one of the icons of that loathsome industry was going to be passing through the region two weeks hence. Ben Rafferty wasn’t the king of right-wing hate radio, but he was one of the rising princes, nearly up there with the big three. Currently he was on a national book tour, promoting his latest toxic spill of racist hate-speech. Oh happy day, his entire schedule, with bookstore locations, dates and times, was available online.
I ’d discovered some other useful information in an interview Rafferty had given to a pro-gun blog. The talk host traveled without an armed bodyguard, due to the vagaries of conflicting state gun laws. This was particularly a problem when flying into New York or New Jersey. It was just too damn hard to stay in compliance with a thousand local gun laws that could cause you to be imprisoned over a technical firearms violation. So instead of an armed bodyguard, he had some kind of karate guy for protection. An ex-soldier who had been wounded in one of America’s wars of imperialism. Poor Ben Rafferty, who never saw an assault rifle he didn’t want to French kiss, couldn’t have a gun during his East Coast book tour. Beautiful.
The imminent proximity of Duncan McClaren and Ben Rafferty had brought me seven hundred miles to this coffee shop. With a little stroking and massaging of Duncan’s twisted and deformed ego, I hoped to convince him that his empty life could at long last have genuine meaning. He could make a real difference! He could change the world! He could accomplish something important, and be remembered forever. I already had an untraceable pistol to provide him, if he proved receptive to my guiding hand. Oh, the mayhem potential, when one of the leading right-wing haters is finally knocked off! Mayhem-fest, indeed. Mayhem squared. Mayhem cubed!
Radio talker Ben Rafferty meant nothing to me, but he had millions of rabid right-wing followers who clung to his every screech and scream for three hours a day. After Duncan McClaren approached the book-signing table, pulled out his pistol and gave his miserable life meaning, Rafferty’s fans would rise en masse in blind rage. And a few of his most rabid fans, feeding their own dark fantasies, would predictably strike out in violent reprisal against progressive leaders. Secondary explosions, if you will. A chain reaction, possibly my greatest work ever.
Duncan returned to my end of the bar when he saw my empty cup. While he poured my refill I quietly said, “You know, you’re right about those Jewish bankers and how they control talk radio. They’re all in New York, right? I mean, most people have no idea what’s going on around them.”
His eyes widened and a half-smile formed on his lips. He set the coffee pot down and leaned on the counter until his nose was a foot from mine. One eyebrow raised in expectation above the high side of his demented grin. He glanced back down the counter to see who was in earshot and then said, “You know about the Illuminati, right?”
Did I ever.I smiled.
This plan might actually work. I’d know better after a long conversation with Duncan McClaren in a dark restaurant. Duncan might be my masterpiece, the one to light the fuse of Civil War Two. And if he does, eventually I want the world to know who handed him the matches, the gun and Ben Rafferty’s book-signing schedule.
But for now just call me Professor Raoul X, a guiding hand of history.*************************************Ficti on by Matthew Bracken, author of the*Enemies Foreign And Domestic*trilogy*and the upcoming*Castigo Cay.
CHARLES MANSON WANTED TO START A CIVIL WAR BETWEEN WHITES AND BLACKS!
Charles Manson: Master Manipulator, Even As A Child
by*NPR STAFFAugust 04, 2013*4:38 PM ET
In the summer of 1969, all eyes were on Los Angeles, where nine people had been murdered. Among the dead was Sharon Tate, a movie star and wife of movie director Roman Polanski. Police said a cult called "The Family" was responsible.
The leader of The Family was the charismatic, ruthless and manipulative Charles Manson. America was captivated by him, and by the young women who, under his spell, had snuck into two houses in Los Angeles to murder people they had never met. The trial was nationally broadcast, and Manson became a household name.
More than four decades after the murders, Manson is still a fascination for many, though much about his life remains murky. Writer Jeff Guinn has spent many years digging into Manson's past, getting access to family members and photos never reported on before. His new biography is called Manson: The Life And Times of Charles Manson.
Even from an early age, Manson gave signals of trouble ahead, Guinn tells Jacki Lyden, host of weekends on*All Things Considered. A cousin of Manson's told Guinn, "There was never anything happy about him. Never anything good about him."
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Charles Manson and Helter Skelter
Manson first heard The Beatles during their first visit to the United States in February 1964. At the time he was serving a prison sentence for attempting to cash a forged US Treasury check. He was taught to play the guitar by a fellow inmate, and quickly became obsessed with The Beatles.He was released in March 1967 at the age of 32, and in the summer left the San Francisco area with a group of followers in an old school bus. After The Beatles'*Magical Mystery Tour*was released in November that year, Manson adopted the name to refer to the Family's geographical and psychological movements in the bus.In later years Manson became inspired by a belief in "Helter Skelter," a term taken from The Beatles' song of the same name, which signified an apocalyptic race war he believed would arise between blacks and whites. As well as the music of The Beatles, Manson's scenario was also inspired by the New Testament's Book of Revelation.
Helter Skelter and The Jews
Hollywood Fanning Flames Of Racial Hatred With False History
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Culture: Slavery's stain on American history cannot and should not be whitewashed. But neither should it be portrayed as worse than it was to serve a political agenda.And yet this is what Hollywood is doing with its slate of horror films about slavery and its legacy."The Butler" — which claims to be "based on a true story" — opens with a stomach-turning scene of white cruelty.
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04-08-2014, 05:36 PM
Martial Law:Evolving Scenarios, and the Mystery of April 19th.....
One cannot but wonder, as to what is being planned by the ??? (In a future time period.) But first let us 'review' what has already happened.
What is it about mid-April and violence in America?
By*Tricia Escobedo, CNNApril 19, 2011 8:56 a.m. EDT
CNN)*-- Mid-April marks the anniversaries of several horrendous attacks in recent U.S. history:
-- April 19, 1993: the FBI's*siege of the Waco compound*leaves 76 dead.
-- April 19, 1995: the*bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma Citykills 168 people.
-- April 20, 1999:*A mass shooting at Columbine High School*leaves 15 dead.
-- April 16, 2007: The*Virginia Tech massacre*kills 33.
The Oklahoma City bombing was timed to coincide with the Waco anniversary. And it's unclear whether the Columbine shooters timed that attack to mark Adolf Hitler's birthday or possibly Waco.
Is there something about this time of the year that makes these types of attacks more prevalent?
For an answer, CNN spoke with Robert Blaskiewicz, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He teaches a course examining conspiracy theories and runs a blog, called*Skeptical Humanities.
CNN: Is there any evidence or are there any theories that suggest attackers are more likely to strike around this time of the year?
Robert Blaskiewicz: I have seen nothing to suggest that anything about April itself makes people violent.
That said, the reason why we see certain types of political violence in mid- to late April is because of a few unhappy coincidences: that Waco happened to fall on the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles in a war against a tyrannical oppressor.
For many people who labor under the idea that the federal government is a tyrannical foreign oppressor like the British monarchy, Waco symbolizes a war of a government against its people.
1995: Oklahoma City bombingRemembering Columbine, 10 years laterHow Waco beganFBI split on David Koresh[Timothy] McVeigh chose to bomb the Murrah Building [in Oklahoma City] on the anniversary of Waco because of that symbolic importance (indeed, the forged drivers license he rented the truck with had the date of issuance as 19 April 1993, the date of the Branch Davidian fire).
If you want to squint, you might also lump in the opening of the Civil War to this part of the year, but the timing of that was chronologically tied to events following Lincoln's election, not the Revolution.Regarding the Virginia Tech shootings, my first impression is sheerest coincidence.
Regarding the Virginia Tech shootings, my first impression is sheerest coincidence.
Now, by raising this question, I think that you illustrate an important principle behind the conspiratorial mindset (something that actually undergirds even normal psychology), and that is seeing patterns in unrelated events.
Seeing a cluster of completely unrelated events fires up the conspiracy theorist's mind. I have recently seen speculation about four different television personalities who recently have displayed incoherent speech during taping (including a news reporter and Judge Judy).
Conspiracy theorists made the leap that they were all related and that there was probably some mind-control weapon being used. Go figure.
CNN: How strong are the beliefs/outrage surrounding the Waco disaster, nearly 20 years after the siege?
Blaskiewicz: I don't have a sense of the strength of the feelings about Waco specifically; however, after Oklahoma City, the numbers of militia groups dropped.
Following the election of Obama, however,*there was a steep rise in the number of hate groups, which has been ably tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center*and the Political Research Associates.
Interestingly, last year on the 19th of April, gun advocates had a rally in Washington (a sort of "bring your guns to the Capitol day") to rally behind the Second Amendment, even though the Second Amendment has not really been on the Obama administration's radar at all.
For a while, it was difficult to even buy ammunition, since terrified gun owners started stockpiling it.
Nonetheless, in the mythology that has grown up around Waco and Oklahoma City among self-identified patriots, the 19th has become a sort of high holiday for those who think that they live under the thumb of a tyranny.
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[B] Now for the Actual Truth! In order to understand this, you must understand who exactly is Eric 'The Red' Holder, The current U.S. Attorney General
AG Eric Holder Involved in Armed Takeover at Columbia University as Student
As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970,*future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed.”
As the story relates, Holder bragged about his involvement in the “rise of black consciousness” protests at Columbia. He also lied about the timing of protests, since he was a Freshman and not a Senior when they occurred. Ahh, the 70s, it was all such a haze of choom and misguided radicalism.
But despite the belief of millions that whenever any Democrat holds radical beliefs in college that he automatically grows up and moves on once he enters the workforce and dons a suit and tie, there simply are no compelling conversion stories or disavowals of radicalism in the Obama administration. Thus, it is legitimate to draw a direct line between current policies and the past radical beliefs and actions of members of this administration.
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Gohmert to Holder Over Fast and Furious: I Don't Need a Lecture From You About Contempt!
Apr. 08, 2014
During a hearing today on Capitol Hill, an exchange between Attorney General Eric Holder and Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert became heated over Operation Fast and Furious and contempt of Congress charges. Holder, who is still in contempt for refusing to provide documents related to the lethal operation, became offended when Gohmert implied he didn't think contempt charges were "a big deal."
Holder told Gohmert he "didn't want to go there" and said he believed the contempt vote taken against him by Democrats and Republicans in June 2012 was unjust. Holder also slammed the "gun lobby."
Gohmert, who served three terms as a District Judge in Texas, shot back by saying there has been no indication he thought contempt charges were a problem considering the Department still hasn't complied with major document requests and that he didn't need a lecture from someone currently in contempt, about contempt.
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AG Eric Holder was responsible for 168 deaths in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing…and more
Posted by*Coach Collins
by Doug Book,* staff writer Documents obtained by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show then Clinton Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder authorized members of the FBI to provide explosives to Oklahoma City bombing criminals Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols immediately prior to the April, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building.
Holder had authorized the FBI to provide the explosives to McVeigh and Nichols in conjunction with a Clinton Administration undercover operation named PATCON, an acronym for “Patriot Conspiracy.” As Jesse Trentadue describes it, “PATCON was designed to infiltrate and incite… militia[s] and evangelical Christians to violence so that the Department of Justice could crush them.”* (1)
Both Waco and Ruby Ridge are now known to have been PATCON inspired, Department of Justice plots.
Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, Holder instructed FBI agents to recover from Terry Nichols any remainder of the explosives the Bureau had provided him and McVeigh. To the chagrin of Eric Holder, the explosives were later discovered by another agency, complete with the fingerprints of Nichols, McVeigh and 2 FBI agents.*
Holder had reportedly offered Nichols respite from the death penalty for his cooperation in recovering the explosives. *Obviously the Deputy Attorney General considered covering up his criminal complicity in the bombing eminently worth sparing Nichols just punishment for the murders of 168 innocent Americans.
Jesse Trentadue accidentally came across PATCON while investigating the murder of his brother Kenneth at the hands of the Clinton Department of Justice. An FBI informant familiar with the Oklahoma City bombing story, Kenneth was found hanged in his cell after having been jailed by the FBI. Though an official FBI report had listed Kenneth as a suicide, it was obvious that he had been severely beaten and his throat cut.
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Oklahoma City Bombing Secrets - PATCON and the Strategy of Tensions
PATCON is an acronym for "Patriot Conspiracy", a Clinton-Reno-Holder, FBI and ATF undercover operation. PATCON was designed to infiltrate and incite the milita and evangelical Christians to violence so that the Department of Justice could crush them.
Ruby Ridge was a PATCON operation. Waco was a PATCON operation. And so, too, I believe was the Oklahoma City Bombing.
After watching these news broadcast excerpts, it is very difficult to come to any other conclusion, but that McVeigh's 'truck bomb' was little more than a decoy for an FBI-run false-flag terror operation - for which they were already poised in nearby hotels to emerge as the 'heroes'.*
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How the FBI spent a decade hunting white supremacists and missed Timothy McVeigh.
BY*J.M. BERGER APRIL 18, 2012
In*1990, the FBI began picking up on rumors about an effort to reconstitute a notorious terrorist-criminal gang known as*The Order.
The group's name was taken from the infamous racist 1978 novel*The Turner Diaries, which told the story of a fictional cabal carrying out acts of terrorism and eventually overthrowing the U.S. government in a bloody, nihilistic racial purge.
The book was an inspiration to a generation of white nationalists, including Timothy McVeigh, whose path to radicalization climaxed in the Oklahoma City bombing 17 years ago Thursday.
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The FBI’s Secret War Against the ‘Patriot’ Movement, and How Infiltration Tactics Relate to Radicalizing Influences By J.M. BergerMay 21, 2012*|*New America Foundation
Since September 11, 2001, more than 300 U.S. residents have been prosecuted for crimes related to homegrown terrorism. About half were targeted by law enforcement using infiltration techniques – confidential informants, undercover operations, or, in some cases, both.[i]
The use of infiltration has grown increasingly controversial, particularly within the American Muslim community, where many view these techniques as bordering on entrapment (regardless of the legal definition). In the worst light, informants and undercover officers are seen as*agents provocateurs*– government employees who are instructed to provoke people into illegal acts so that they can be prosecuted.
04-17-2014, 06:19 PM
SENATOR HARRY REID BEHIND BLM LAND GRAB OF BUNDY RANCH
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BLM attempted cover-up of Sen. Reid/Chinese gov’t takeover of ranch for solar farmThe Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.)former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.
The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.
Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the*Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”
Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.
The second segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.
Another BLM report entitled Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (BLM Technical Note 444) reveals that Bundy’s land in question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area” which is part of a broad U.S. Department of Energy program for “Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States” on land “managed” by BLM.
“In 2012, the BLM and the U.S. Department of Energy published the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States,” the report reads. “The Final Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement assessed the impact of utility-scale solar energy development on public lands in the six southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.”
Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area (Click to enlarge.)
“The Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments/Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States implemented a comprehensive solar energy program for public lands in those states and incorporated land use allocations and programmatic and SEZ-specific design features into land use plans in the six-state study area.”
SHERIFF: FEDS STRATEGIZE FOR 'RAID' ON RANCH
Warning follows threat from Harry Reid that grazing dispute 'not over'
Published: 3 days ago
The executive director of the*Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association*says his sources inside the federal government warn that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was only a move to distract attention and diffuse tensions, because a raid on the family’s ranch still is planned.
And there probably would be violence involved, said Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Graham County, Ariz.
“I don’t think it would be possible” to launch a raid without violence, he told WND Monday. “I don’t think the Bundys would lie down and be taken.
”He cited the vow by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., that the confrontation was far from over, despite the weekend’s retreat by armed gunmen working for federal agencies.
Read more below at link
NWO Harry Reid's "Dirty Little War" against Ranchers and Cowboys!
American Civil Unrest is Starting on Schedule
We have been warning that 2014 is the beginning of a new cycle that will see a highly unusual convergence between our domestic (civil unrest & revolution) data and our international war model. Both converge for the first time since the 1700s when there were US and French Revolutions and the fall of monarchy. This was the topic at our*Cycle of War Conference*(see also*special report).
The civil unrest will develop first outside the USA and turn up more aggressively in the USA after 2015.75. Nonetheless, it still begins in 2014 for the USA as well. We are starting to see this in the West where memories of previous events still linger deep wounds from 1992.
The confrontation in Nevada between Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management, whose Director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has turned into an issue*of*important cycle unrest. The government wants the land and demands Bundy gets his cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations. This dispute between a Nevada rancher and federal rangers over alleged illegal cattle grazing erupted into an*Old West-style showdown*on the open range this week, even prompting self-proclaimed members of militia groups from across the country to join the rancher in fighting what they say is U.S. “tyranny.”
This is a brewing resentment of federal government that goes back to Ruby Ridge, which was the site of a deadly confrontation and siege in northern Idaho in 1992 between Randy Weaver, his family and his friend Kevin Harris, and agents of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It resulted in the death of Weaver’s son Sammy, his wife Vicki, and Deputy U.S. Marshal William Francis Degan. The Feds simply shot his unarmed family dead and it was alleged they even shot his son in the back. This is indeed the continued*militarization of the police*in America. The corruption was so bad in Ukraine that when someone saw the police, they trembled in fear. In the US, this trend is also underway and demonstrated by this video where the*police began shooting*at a minivan driven by a woman with children in the car over a traffic violation.
Multiple Militia Members Arrested at Bundy Ranch, Charged with Domestic Terrorism
Posted about*2 days ago*|*142 comments-
National Report-Mesquite, Nevada–The standoff in Nevada reached new heights this afternoon as armed federal agents began arresting militia members*gathered to protest in support of Cliven Bundy.
In total,*16 protesters taking part in the rally are reportedly in custody and being held without bail on domestic terrorism charges, resisting arrest, creating a public nuisance, and trespassing.* County and city officials in the area have not yet released a statement on the arrests or the names of those arrested.* Early reports indicate that protesters were verbally and physically abused prior to being arrested.*Communications have been difficult and local media outlets are scrambling for more details.
Federal agent Paul Horner, a 14-year veteran of the force, spoke with National Report by phone and had this to say:* “Under direct orders from the FBI and the DOJ, on behalf of the BLM, we have infiltrated the crowd with armed undercover agents.* The agents are collecting intel and coordinating that information with drones that are also overseeing the disturbance.* In addition, we have positively identified approximately 85% of the crowd and are running background checks for previous violations, warrants, etc.* License plate numbers of protesters are being collected and entered into the national database as well.* These right-wing extremists pose a serious threat to the safety of the operation and we have orders to make arrests and*confiscate firearms.”
Don Campbell, a participant in the protest stated,*”I haven’t seen anything like it in my life.* The protesters seem to have been minding their business and those*agents did not appear to be local guys.”* When asked to describe the victims, Mr. Campbell replied “two of them were middle-aged ladies and one of them appeared to be a teenage boy.* The other three were heavier set middle-aged white men.”* According to Campbell, the officers were taking turns ridiculing the victims and at one point even pepper-sprayed two of the older men before placing them in flex-tie restraints and escorting them*to nearby*squad cars.* Don referred to the scene as “modern-day fascism” and suggested the officers may have been federal agents*sent directly from the Obama Administration in an attempt to silence opposition.Earlier today news broke of a*federal investigation by Darrell Issa*into the involvement of President Obama and Harry Reid in the land grab.
China owns the USA through "Eminent Domain"
“Feds Grant Eminent Domain as Collateral to China for U.S. Debts.”
by Bernadine Smith
This is written in response to criticisms regarding the article on eminent domain being circulated, entitled: "Feds Grant Eminent Domain as Collateral*to China for U.S. Debts."* Whether it is based on information gained or not, the circumstances tie into facts that need to be taken into consideration, and it most likely characterizes reality.* In the least it could be a warning of circumstances which need to be taken into consideration.* The thoughts it evokes is something dreadful, but these possibilities have to be dealt with! * Let's examine the similarity to the facts:
Things have changed ever since the socialists took over the oval office!* Take for instance, our policy of eminent domain. * The traditional policy in this country*used to be*that public officials working in government could take control of land held by a private person, and exercise "eminent domain" over such property, provided such action met with certain justified constitutional requirements and public approval. * At least, that was the way it started out -- an essential safety benefit and protection of the public.* Then in 2005*the Kelo Decision came before the Supreme Court.* The Court's decision was that land*could*be taken from one*private owner*and given to another*private owner, simply on the basis that the new owner would generate more tax revenue. * That unbelievable and unfortunate court decision damaged the original intent of the Bill of Rights affecting man's sovereignty, his sovereign right to own land, and his right to receive due process.
Oath Keepers Pour into Nevada from Across America to Support Cliven Bundy
Kim Paxton*4 Hours Ago267 Comments
Despite the fact that Senator Harry Reid has called these Patriots “domestic terrorists”, the*militia members*and*Oath Keepers*there to support Cliven Bundy have peacefully assembled in Bunkerville, Nevada for more than a week to protect the rancher from armed federal land grabbers. Although the*BLM has allegedly backed off citing “safety concerns,”*the surly Senator Reid (who has incidentally*been busted*with his hand in the $5 million solar power cookie jar)*commented, “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”
Article continues at link below
The Bundy 'militia': Who are they?
Posted:*Apr 18, 2014 7:57 PM EDTUpdated:*Apr 18, 2014 9:38 PM EDTBy Vanessa Murphy, Reporter -*email
BUNKERVILLE, Nev.*--*Armed civilians continue to guard the Cliven Bundy ranch. They have traveled from afar, are*camped out, and remain at their posts for hours in an effort to*provide security for*the cattle rancher.
Bundy supporters*drove to Bunkerville*from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and other states to*show they believe in Bundy's cause. The rancher has been in a battle with the federal government over*the illegal*grazing of his cattle for the past two decades.*
"I'm just here to help them sleep easy and rest at night," said Booda Cavalier, who says he is providing security for the Bundy family. "They're worried about assassination attempts, a nut case coming into the property and trying to do harm to the women and children that are here on the property."
Martial law: Obama confiscates National Guard helicopters from all 50 states
*April 14, 2014
Dave GibsonVirginia Beach Conservative Examiner
As if the Obama administration's purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run "the most transparent administration in history" has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard.
In all,*the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country*and give them to the active duty Army.
In exchange for the heavily armed and highly maneuverable choppers, Guard units will receive 111 UH-60 Blackhawk*transport helicopters*from the Army,Defense One*reports.
04-22-2014, 07:10 PM
PATRIOTS THEN AND NOW
By Chuck BaldwinApril 19, 2014NewsWithViews.com
Tomorrow, April 19, is Patriot's Day. On this day in 1775, about 70 men stood armed on Lexington Green as over 800 British troops descended on the town in route to Concord for the purpose of seizing a cache of arms known to be stored there and arresting two outspoken proponents of American independence: John Hancock and Sam Adams.
Seeing the Minutemen (as they came to be called) standing on the green with muskets in hand, British officers commanded the men to throw down their arms, which they refused to do. Almost simultaneous to the command to disarm, the British soldiers opened fire upon the colonists, killing eight men instantly. This became known as "the shot heard 'round the world," as it was the event that ignited America's Revolutionary War.
The British troops easily marched through Lexington but were met by hundreds of armed and determined patriots at the Concord Bridge. A fierce battle ensued, which resulted in a bruising British defeat and the retreat of the Crown's troops to Boston. The Colonists were done talking; the brutal killings of the men at Lexington, along with the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the people and to arrest Hancock and Adams, was the straw that broke the camel's back. From that point onward, the issue would be decided on the battlefield.
Remember that the Colonists had patiently endured the harassment and haranguing of the British Crown for decades. Resentment and righteous indignation were deeply imbedded in the souls of those beleaguered "children of the Pilgrims." And the killings at Lexington were not the first time innocent Americans were shot down by British troops. Some five years earlier, on March 5, 1770, a squad of British soldiers had opened fire on unarmed American civilians killing seven of them.
The Boston Massacre (as it came to be called) was still very fresh in the minds of the Colonists as British troops advanced upon Lexington. And with the massacre of the men of Lexington, the last line in the sand had been crossed.
In my mind, it is no coincidence that a similar line in the sand took place here in the middle of April, 2014, in the Nevada desert at a place strikingly similar in name to a famous Revolutionary War battlefield: a place called Bunkerville.
At this point, I'll let Paul Joseph Watson report the story:"Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox News to denounce the federal government's operation against Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, asserting that BLM agents should have been arrested for seizing his property and that the case represents a 'line in the sand' for Americans who have had enough of big government tyranny.
"Napolitano said the feds were forced to back down because they had suffered a public relations nightmare, pointing out that Bundy lost his case in a federal court but that the case should have been tried in a state court.
"'The federal judiciary should not be deciding what land the federal government owns,' said Napolitano, adding that the feds should have placed a lien against Bundy's property to collect grazing fees and not conducted a raid backed up by armed agents to seize his private property."
The report continued saying, "Napolitano also chastised the BLM's ludicrous creation of a 'First Amendment Area' outside of which free speech was banned. Protesters completely ignored the zone and it was quickly torn down by BLM officials after being widely derided in the media.
"'They established something utterly repellent in America, a First Amendment Zone...the square was three miles away from where these events were going--this is the federal government emasculating the First Amendment rights of the protesters,' said the judge."
Napolitano characterized the resistance shown by Bundy supporters as a clear example of how Americans feel, 'enough is enough with the federal government, we're drawing a line in the sand right here--and it drew people from all around the country who basically said "quit your heavy handed theft of property and act like you're a normal litigant and not God almighty."'"
See the report here.
Judge Napolitano is right.
No matter what you hear from the likes of Joe Scarborough and Glenn Beck (or your pastor), if the line in the sand at Lexington Green in April of 1775 was righteous, the line in the sand at Bunkerville, Nevada, in April of 2014 was equally righteous.
In fact, the grievances that the "children of the Patriots" have against the federal government today make the grievances that the "children of the Pilgrims" listed in the Declaration of Independence against the British Crown look pale by comparison. We have been tolerating abuse after abuse, encroachment after encroachment, usurpation after usurpation for decades.
And one thing those patriots in Nevada were not going to allow to happen was another Waco. As the Boston Massacre burned deeply in the hearts of the American Colonists at Lexington, so, too, the Waco massacre burned deeply in the hearts of the patriots in Nevada last Saturday (April 12--one week to the day from April 19).
Hundreds of patriotic Americans (most of whom were well-armed) looked down the gun barrels of the BLM and fearlessly defied the orders to stand down and physically took back Mr. Bundy's cattle that had been illegally confiscated by the Feds. Fortunately, BLM agents acted more wisely than did the Crown's troops at Lexington in 1775. I shudder to think what would be happening right now if they had not.
There has not been a day in American history like last Saturday since--well--since April 19, 1775.
And make no mistake about it: this is what the Second Amendment has always been about: the ability of the citizenry to defend itself against oppressive, overreaching government. Had we no Second Amendment for the last 200-plus years, had the people's right to keep and bear arms not been engrained in the very heart and soul of America for the last 200-plus years, Mr. Bundy's land and cattle would be the property of the federal government, and Mr. Bundy and his family would either be in jail or six feet under right now.
In fact, without the Second Amendment, the liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights would have been thoroughly expunged from this country many decades ago. The only thing standing in between your right to freely do anything and the heel of the tyrant's boot over your throat is a watchful, determined, and resolute armed citizenry--known to America's founders as the citizen militia. That's what British troops encountered at Lexington Green; and that's what BLM agents encountered at Bunkerville.
Not only did hundreds of armed citizens show up in Bunkerville, so did dozens of local and State officials. There were county commissioners, assemblymen, and State legislators there from several western states, including Nevada. Had BLM agents opened fire on the people assembled in front of them, they, no doubt, would have killed several elected public servants. I don't think the federal government really wants its agents to murder State and local officials.
And I must hasten to add that among the elected public officials on the front line of that confrontation--along with the hundreds of everyday citizens assembled there--were women.
And make no mistake about it: these ladies were there of their own volition; no one asked them to be there. And practically everyone there--men and women--had some sort of camera or recording device.
Again, I don't think the federal government wants its agents on videotape slaughtering ladies and even children. Yes, I know that is exactly what they did at Waco. In fact, most of the citizens killed at Waco were elderly men, women, and children. But there were no cameras present; no cell phones; and no elected officials.
The federal government was able to completely cut off the Branch Davidians from the outside world so there would be no recorded testimony as to what happened. At Bunkerville, the combined presence of hundreds of armed militia, hundreds of ladies, dozens of elected officials, and cameras galore helped convince BLM to be civil.
We have turned a page. The rules of engagement have forever changed. And I think the federal government knows it.Does this mean it's over? Not on your life.
The militia will be on site in Nevada for the foreseeable future. And there are examples of the federal government's overreach taking place all over America--especially in the western states. As Thomas Jefferson noted, "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Indeed.
I arrived in Bunkerville early Monday morning, the 14th. I participated in the press conference conducted by the Bundy family that afternoon. I met with the militia, several elected officials, citizens of Nevada, and the Bundy family. I was even honored to be invited to speak to the militia and their families and supporters at the militia command center. I conducted a prayer service for those folks and delivered a 20-minute Bible message to them. The local ABC affiliate also sent a reporter and cameraman with us; and they filmed the entire service.*Here is the video of that service.
There is absolutely no question that there are nefarious backroom deals involving Senator Harry Reid that were in play at the BLM siege against the Bundy ranch. The people of Nevada should demand the truth about these deals and after the truth is put in the sunlight, run Harry Reid out of the State on a rail. Harry Reid is symbolic of everything that is wrong in Washington, D.C.
caution folks to not believe everything you read about the Nevada situation in the media or on the Internet. There is a lot of exaggeration and misinformation floating around. That is a major problem for those of us in the freedom movement. For example, there is no indication at this point that BLM is planning a violent assault against the ranch. As of the time that I left the ranch, BLM agents had totally withdrawn. If the federal government launched a violent assault against the Bundys, it would escalate resistance a thousand-fold. They don't want that to happen.
But this war against property and water rights in the west is becoming increasingly onerous. We desperately need a determined and concerted effort to demand that State legislatures and local governments pass ordinances and legislation removing federal control of State lands. These lands do not belong to the federal government; they belong to the States and to the People. If you truly want to do something to help preserve our future liberties, convince your local and State legislators to pass legislation to remove control of State land from the federal government.
We also desperately need legislation disarming federal bureaucracies. Agents of the federal government are not soldiers; and the American people are not the enemy. Except for a very few and specifically enumerated crimes, the Constitution declares that law enforcement is the venue and responsibility of the States and of the People. Federal agents have proven--and continue to prove--that they are not anywhere near trustworthy enough to be given a badge and a gun. As private citizens, they deserve the right to keep and bear arms along with the rest of us. But as agents of the federal government, they have no right to usurp the law enforcement authority of State and local officials.
And speaking of State and local officials, the governor of the State of Nevada and the sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, should be absolutely ashamed of themselves! What's more: the people of Nevada should be ashamed of them--and vote them out of office, if not impeach them before their reelection--for their refusal to assist the citizens of their State during this time of crisis. All we need is for a governor and sheriff to interpose on behalf of the citizens of their State and county and all of this federal abuse of power would come to a screeching halt. Boy, do we need some constitutional governors and sheriffs!
We also need pastors to grow some man-stuff and start taking a stand in the pulpits as did the pastors of Colonial America. As I told the people at Bunkerville, if the pastors of America were doing their jobs on Sunday, all of this would never be taking place. How long will the Christians of America tolerate these spineless preachers?
Tomorrow, the 239th anniversary of Lexington and Concord, I will be speaking at a local Patriot's Day rally honoring the brave Minutemen of 1775; I will also be honoring the brave patriots of 2014 who fought the Battle of Bunkerville: the shot not fired heard 'round the world.
P.S. This Sunday, I will also celebrate Resurrection Day in my pulpit at Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana.
To watch the message online,*click here.•
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05-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Final Martial Law Scenario: The Possible _____ of the President of the ______???
Executive Order 11110 signed by Kennedy on June 4th, 1963
JFK vs. Federal Reserve
John F. Kennedy vs. The Federal Reserve
Friday, 18 January 2008 10:11
3 Comments On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress. We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid.
When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy – the author of Profiles in Courage -signed this Order, it returned to the federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency -money – without going through the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank. President Kennedy’s Executive Order 11110 [the full text is displayed further below] gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.” This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury’s vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there. As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.
“United States Notes” were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury. We compared a “Federal Reserve Note” issued from the private central bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve Bank a/k/a Federal Reserve System), with a “United States Note” from the U.S. Treasury issued by President Kennedy’s Executive Order. They almost look alike, except one says “Federal Reserve Note” on the top while the other says “United States Note”. Also, the Federal Reserve Note has a green seal and serial number while the United States Note has a red seal and serial number.
President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation. Federal Reserve Notes continued to serve as the legal currency of the nation. According to the United States Secret Service, 99% of all U.S. paper “currency” circulating in 1999 are Federal Reserve Notes.
Kennedy knew that if the silver-backed United States Notes were widely circulated, they would have eliminated the demand for Federal Reserve Notes. This is a very simple matter of economics. The USN was backed by silver and the FRN was not backed by anything of intrinsic value. Executive Order 11110 should have prevented the national debt from reaching its current level (virtually all of the nearly $9 trillion in federal debt has been created since 1963) if LBJ or any subsequent President were to enforce it. It would have almost immediately given the U.S. Government the ability to repay its debt without going to the private Federal Reserve Banks and being charged interest to create new “money”. Executive Order 11110 gave the U.S.A. the ability to, once again, create its own money backed by silver and realm value worth something.
6:45 minute of video
Again, according to our own research, just five months after Kennedy was assassinated, no more of the Series 1958 “Silver Certificates” were issued either, and they were subsequently removed from circulation. Perhaps the assassination of JFK was a warning to all future presidents not to interfere with the private Federal Reserve’s control over the creation of money. It seems very apparent that President Kennedy challenged the “powers that exist behind U.S. and world finance”. With true patriotic courage, JFK boldly faced the two most successful vehicles that have ever been used to drive up debt:
1) war (Viet Nam); and,
2) the creation of money by a privately owned central bank.
His efforts to have all U.S. troops out of Vietnam by 1965 combined with Executive Order 11110 would have destroyed the profits and control of the private Federal Reserve Bank.
Executive Order 11110
AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10289 AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AFFECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 10289 of September 19, 1951, as amended, is hereby further amended – (a) By adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof the following subparagraph (j): “(j) The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of section 43 of the Act of May 12, 1933, as amended (31 U.S.C. 821 (b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption,” and (b) By revoking subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 thereof. SECTION 2. The amendment made by this Order shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal cause prior to the date of this Order but all such liabilities shall continue and may be enforced as if said amendments had not been made.
JOHN F. KENNEDY THE WHITE HOUSE, June 4, 1963
Once again, Executive Order 11110 is still valid. According to Title 3, United States Code, Section 301 dated January 26, 1998:
Executive Order (EO) 10289 dated Sept. 17, 1951, 16 F.R. 9499, was as amended by:
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Court ruled that bloggers have First Amendment protection when sued for defamation
"It makes clear that bloggers have the same First Amendment rights as professional journalists," he said. "There had been similar precedents before concerning advocacy groups, other writers and book authors. This follows a fairly well established chain of precedents. I believe it is the first federal appeals court level ruling that applies to bloggers."
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Newspaper Editor: Israel Should Consider Assassinating Obama [UPDATE]
Atlanta jewish times
Andrew Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, a weekly newspaper serving Atlanta's Jewish community, devoted his January 13, 2012 column to the thorny problem of the U.S. and Israel's diverging views on the threat posed by Iran. Basically Israel has three options, he wrote: Strike Hezbollah and Hamas, strike Iran, or "order a hit" on Barack Obama. Either way, problem solved!
Here's how Adler laid out "option three" in his list of scenarios facing Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu (the column, which was forwarded to us by a tipster, isn't online, but you can read a copy here):
Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.
Yes, you read "three" correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don't you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel's most inner circles?
Another way of putting "three" in perspective goes something like this: How far would you go to save a nation comprised of seven million lives...Jews, Christians and Arabs alike?
You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table.
full article below
Israel Kooks and Christian Zionist forsee the Anti Christ
Bible Prophecy and Obama
Bible Prophecy and Obama
By Chris Schang
An interesting question many people are asking is whether U.S. President Barack Obama is to be found in Bible Prophecy? Many people ask this question because they see many characteristics of Barack Obama matching those of the future Antichrist. While Obama has excellent oratory skills, has risen quickly on the world scene as a leader of the world's lone superpower, been anti-Israel, etc it is understandable why people might ask this question. Some have even suggested that his father's Kenyan roots make him part of the historic British empire and thus he is able to be a part of the revised Roman empire, thus fulfilling the prophecies about the coming "man of sin" - the Antichrist.
However, while Barack Obama stands for many evil things with his political stands for abortion, gay rights, gay marriage, support for sexual perversions, and many other similar liberal and socialist leanings this in itself does not make him the Antichrist or even being a prominent part of Bible prophecy for the end times. While it is true that Barack Obama operates in the spirit of antichrist, it is my humble opinion that he is not THE Antichrist. Further, Barack Obama is surely not the false Prophet either.
The Bible states that the future Antichrist will come among the people who destroyed the Temple and City. The Temple is referring to the Second Temple that was built by Solomon.
Dan 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
As we can see from the above scriptural reference we can see that the future Antichrist will be the "prince" of the people who destroyed the Temple and the City. As we all know history records the fact that the Romans where the ones who destroyed the Temple and City in 70AD. The City of course would be Jerusalem. This would indicate that the Antichrist would come from the region that was the primary source or home base of the Romans. In fact, Dr. Arnold Frutchenbaum in his book "Footsteps of the Messiah" makes an excellent case that this verse refers to the nationality of the Antichrist as being Italian. Whether the Antichrist comes from Italy or another Western European country remains to be seen, yet they remain the most likely area of origin for the beast - the Antichrist.
While Barack Obama has a very liberal, socialist, and anti-God agenda I am of the belief that Obama's primary role in prophecy is to simply reduce America from the superpower status it currently holds to a status of neutrality or one on par with the rest of the nations of the world. In my honest opinion, I do not think it would be far fetched to see Barack Obama as a forerunner of the Antichrist. Just as John the Baptist was a forerunner announcing the arrival of the Lord, it is amazing to think that Barack Obama could be working in the same capacity but instead to announce the arrival the Antichrist.
While Barack Obama has not nor is it likely he would verbally announce the Antichrist it is apparent as we watch Obama's dealings with other world leaders that he easily and shamefully bows down to lessor leaders on the world stage. I do not have any problems with seeing him step aside when the Antichrist arises in the last days.
White House shooting suspect called Obama 'the anti-Christ'
By David Jackson and Donna Leinwand Leger, USA TODAY
Updated 11/17/2011 8:44 PM
WASHINGTON – A 21-year-old man charged with firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House last week called President Obama "the anti-Christ" and told federal agents he wanted to hurt the president, according to court documents released Thursday.
A person in Idaho who knows him told federal agents that Ortega had become agitated against the federal government and was convinced there was a government conspiracy against him, FBI Agent Chris Ormerod said in an affidavit filed in federal court. The witness told agents Ortega wanted to "hurt" Obama and referred to him as "the anti-Christ." Another witness told investigators Ortega said he "needed to kill" Obama, Ormerod said.
A third witness, who has known Ortega for more than six years, said Ortega owns an assault weapon with a scope, Ormerod said in the affidavit. Ortega blamed Obama for problems with the federal government and believed Obama is the devil, the witness told federal agents.
JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press-WASHINGTON (AP) An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
A federal judge in Washington sentenced Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez on Monday. Prosecutors had asked he spend 27 Â½ years in prison for the shooting.
No one was injured, but prosecutors say Ortega-Hernandez hit the executive mansion about eight times and did nearly $100,000 in damage
Old news but relevant???
Secret Service U-Haul for Joe Biden's visit stolen in Detroit
Posted: Sep 02, 2012 9:09 PM Updated: Sep 03, 2012 7:35 AM
By Ronnie Dahl, Fox 2 News - email
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -
Vice President Joe Biden's campaign brings him to Detroit on Monday. But on Sunday, there was a breach of security involving his visit. A Secret Service U-haul loaded with metal detectors was stolen during preparations.
Click on the video player to watch Ronnie Dahl's report.
Just before 8 p.m., the VP's motorcade rolled into the Motor City. Biden is scheduled to speak at noon Monday for a big Labor Day rally. The vice president's advance team spent the day at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Washington Blvd. prepping for the visit. But plans hit a snag when thieves ripped off a U-haul from a hotel parking lot. We've learned the U-haul was loaded with metal detectors, being used by the secret service to ensure the vice president's safety.
Theft does happen everywhere, but this isn't the first time a high profile visitor has been ripped off. 2 years ago, Rev. Jessie Jackson had his 2009 Cadillac Escalade stolen while in town.
A Secret Service spokesman tells FOX 2 Monday morning they are still actively searching for the vehicle. Some items, however, were recovered at abandoned building on Dolphin St. on the city's northwest side.
We'll continue to update this story as much information becomes available.
SECRET SERVICE HISTORY
1865 The Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch.
1867 Secret Service responsibilities were broadened to include "detecting persons perpetrating frauds against the government." This appropriation resulted in investigations into the Ku Klux Klan, non-conforming distillers, smugglers, mail robbers, land frauds, and a number of other infractions against the federal laws.
1870 Secret Service headquarters relocated to New York City.
1874 Secret Service headquarters returned to Washington, D.C.
1875 The first commission book and a new badge were issued to operatives.
1877 Congress passed an Act prohibiting the counterfeiting of any coin, gold or silver bar.
1883 Secret Service was officially acknowledged as a distinct organization within the Treasury Department.
1894 The Secret Service began informal part-time protection of President Cleveland.
1895 Congress passed corrective legislation for the counterfeiting or possession of counterfeit stamps.
1901 Congress informally requested Secret Service Presidential protection following the assassination of President William McKinley.
1902 The Secret Service assumed full-time responsibility for protection of the President. Two operatives were assigned full time to the White House Detail.
1906 Congress passed Sundry Civil Expenses Act for 1907 that provided funds for Presidential protection by the Secret Service.
Secret Service operatives began to investigate the western land frauds. The Service's investigations returned millions of acres of land to the government.
1908 Secret Service began protecting the president-elect. Also, President Roosevelt transferred Secret Service agents to the Department of Justice. They formed the nucleus of what is now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
1913 Congress authorized permanent protection of the president and the statutory authorization for president-elect protection.
1915 President Wilson directed the Secretary of the Treasury to have the Secret Service investigate espionage in the United States.
1917 Congress authorized permanent protection of the president's immediate family and made "threats" directed toward the president a federal violation.
1922 White House Police Force created on October 1, 1922, at the request of President Harding.
1930 White House Police Force was placed under the supervision of the Secret Service.
1951 Congress enacted legislation that permanently authorized Secret Service protection of the president, his immediate family, the president-elect, and the vice president, if he wishes. (Public Law - 82-79).
1961 Congress authorized protection of former presidents for a reasonable period of time.
1962 Congress expanded coverage to include the vice president (or the next officer to succeed the president) and the vice president-elect. (Public Law 87-829).
1963 Congress passed legislation for protection of Mrs. John F. Kennedy and her minor children for two years. (Public Law 83-195).
1965 Congress authorized protection of former presidents and their spouses during their lifetime and minor children until age 16.
1968 As a result of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, Congress authorized protection of major presidential and vice presidential candidates and nominees. (Public Law 90-331). Congress also authorized protection of widows of presidents until death, or remarriage, and their children until age 16.
1970 White House Police Force renamed the Executive Protective Service and increased its responsibilities to include the protection of diplomatic missions in the Washington, D.C., area. (Public Law 91-217).
1971 Congress authorized Secret Service protection for visiting heads of a foreign state or government, or other official guests, as directed.
1975 The duties of Executive Protective Service were expanded to include protection of foreign diplomatic missions located throughout the United States and its territories.
1977 The Executive Protective Service was officially renamed the Secret Service Uniformed Division on November 15, 1977.
1984 Congress enacted legislation making the fraudulent use of credit and debit cards a federal violation. The law also authorized the Secret Service to investigate violations relating to credit and debit card fraud, federal-interest computer fraud, and fraudulent identification documents.
1986 Treasury Police Force merged into the Secret Service Uniformed Division on October 5, 1986.
A Presidential directive authorized protection of the accompanying spouse of the head of a foreign state or government.
1990 The Secret Service received concurrent jurisdiction with Department of Justice law enforcement personnel to conduct any kind of investigation, civil or criminal, related to federally insured financial institutions.
1994 The passage of the 1994 Crime Bill Public Law 103-322, in part, revised Title 18 USC Section 470, providing that any person manufacturing, trafficking in, or possessing counterfeit U.S. currency abroad may be prosecuted as if the act occurred within the United States.
1997 Congress passed legislation in 1994 stating that Presidents elected to office after January 1, 1997, will receive Secret Service protection for 10 years after leaving office. Individuals elected to office prior to January 1, 1997, will continue to receive lifetime protection. (Public Law 103-329)
1998 Telemarketing Fraud Prevention Act (Public Law105-184) allowed for criminal forfeiture of fraud proceeds for convictions of 18 USC sections 1028, 1029, 1341, or 1344, or of a conspiracy to commit such an offense, if the offense involved telemarketing.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (Public Law 105-318) amends 18 USC section 1028 to establish the offense of "Identity Theft." Penalties were established for anyone who knowingly transfers or uses, without authority, any means of identification of another person, with the intent to commit an unlawful activity that is a violation of the identity theft provisions of section 1028.
2000 Presidential Threat Protection Act (Public Law 106-544) was passed, which in part, authorized the Secret Service to participate in the planning, coordination, and implementation of security operations at special events of national significance ("National Special Security Event"), as determined by the President.
2001 The Patriot Act (Public Law 107-56) increased the Secret Service's role in investigating fraud and related activity in connections with computers. In addition it authorized the Director of the Secret Service to establish nationwide electronic crimes taskforces to assist the law enforcement, private sector and academia in detecting and suppressing computer-based crime; increased the statutory penalties for the manufacturing, possession, dealing and passing of counterfeit U.S. or foreign obligations; and allowed enforcement action to be taken to protect our financial payment systems while combating transnational financial crimes directed by terrorists or other criminals.
2002 The Department of Homeland Security was established with the passage of (Public Law 107-296) which in part, transfered the United States Secret Service from the Department of the Treasury, to the new department effective March 1, 2003.
2004 Barbara Riggs, a veteran agent of the Secret Service, became the first woman in the agency's history to be named Deputy Director.
2006 The network of Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Forces expanded from 15 to 24 nationwide task forces dedicated to fighting high-tech, computer-based crimes through successful public-private partnerships.
2007 Protection began for presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama in May, the earliest initiation of Secret Service protection for any candidate in history. Presidential candidate New York Senator Hillary Clinton already received protection before she entered the race due to her status as former first lady.
2008 The Secret Service marked five years under the Department of Homeland Security.
Since 2003, the Secret Service made nearly 29,000 criminal arrests for counterfeiting, cyber investigations and other financial crimes, 98% of which resulted in convictions, and seized more than $295 million in counterfeit currency. The Secret Service investigated and closed financial crimes cases where actual loss amounted to $3.7 billion and prevented a potential loss of more than $12 billion.遮
05-04-2014, 09:16 PM
Martial Law Final-Part 2
Navy Yard Gunman: Stalked, Tortured, Induced To Kill
Published on September 23rd, 2013 Written by: Veterans Today
Also in 2011, Alexis moved in with his friend Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, whom he had met at a Buddhist temple.
Two years later, in July 2013, Mr. Suthamtewakul and his new wife Kristi told Alexis that it was time that he find a new place to live.
On July 5, while Alexis was apparently still residing with the Suthamtewakuls, Mr. Suthamtewakul’s car would not run, and he discovered that someone had put sugar in the gas tank.
Because Alexis had access to the garage, the Suthamtewakuls initially wondered if he had sabotaged their car. Subsequently, however, they began to question their initial suspicion.[iv]
On August 7, 2013, while staying in a hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, Alexis reported an incident to the police. He told the responding officer that he believed that three people were following him and keeping him awake “by talking to him and sending vibrations into his body.”[v] Alexis first heard the voices while staying at the Residence Inn in Middletown. Trying to escape, Alexis moved to a hotel on the Navy base, but “heard the same voices talking to him through the walls, floor and ceiling.” The police report continues:
Alexis stated that he moved to his third hotel and is currently at the Marriott. Alexis first said that the 3 individuals were speaking to him through the floor. Then Alexis stated that the voices were coming through the ceiling. Alexis stated that the individuals are using “some sort of microwave machine” to send vibrations through the ceiling, penetrating his body so he cannot fall asleep. When I asked Alexis what the individuals were saying to him he would not elaborate.
full article below
Mind Control in the 21st*Century—Science Fiction & Beyond
… by* Steven DiBasio**
Mind Control in the 21st Century - Science Fiction & Beyond
By Steven DiBasio
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"Mind control" is a topic commonly perceived as "conspiracy theory" or "X-Files" fare. That is, it is seen as possibly not "real," and certainly not something about which one should be "overly" concerned. This attitude at least partially arises from the widespread belief or assumption that the human brain is so complicated-("the most complex entity in the universe" is a common formulation)-that it has not, and perhaps cannot, be comprehended in any depth.
One writer, for example, describes the brain as of "perhaps infinite" complexity, while another, David Brooks of the New York Times, writes that it is "probably impossible" that "a map of brain activity" could reveal mental states such as emotions and desires. Similarly, Andrew Sullivan, blogger and former editor of The New Republic, opines that neuroscience is still in its "infancy," and that we have only begun "scratching the surface" of the human brain, and links to a New Yorker piece in support of that position.
TSM10: The Navy Yard Shooter and Government Mind Control Weapons
By Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton on September 18, 2013
Tonight’s episode focused on how covert directed energy weapons may have been a factor in the Navy Yard shooting, the modernization of MK Ultra, and how Tesla’s research could have actually been used for good but The Powers that Shouldn’t Be won’t have it.
Report: Was Navy Yard Shooter Gangstalked with Mind Control Microwave Weapons?
A newly uncovered document raises some startling questions about suspected shooter Aaron Alexis in the wake of the Washington D.C. Navy Yard shooting that left 13 people dead this week.
Alternative news outlet Activist Post published the following document on Facebook last night which has also been corroborated by The New York Times. It’s a report narrative filed by a Rhode Island police officer who responded to a call made by Alexis on Aug. 7. Alexis claimed that people were harassing him using microwave weapons:
05-11-2014, 10:03 PM
The "Events"...from the past 7 days.
Motorist who followed Obama daughters’ motorcade set to appear in court
BY ANN E. MARIMOW,, CAROL D. LEONNIG AND KEITH L. ALEXANDERMay 7
Mathew Goldstein’s wrong turn near the White House started as a moment of confusion and ended as a national incident.
The IT specialist for the Internal Revenue Service was driving his gray Honda Civic along 17th Street NW on Tuesday afternoon when he inadvertently followed the motorcade carrying President Obama’s daughters into the secure perimeter for the presidential compound.
Goldstein, 55, who is charged with*a misdemeanor and was released*after a brief appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday, told law enforcement officials that he had made a mistake and was not familiar with the roads around the White House.
“He was at a function downtown with colleagues and said he was just checked out mentally and confused,” said an official familiar with the incident. “It seems to be bad luck on his part.”
But Goldstein’s mistaken left turn raised serious questions about how an unauthorized vehicle was able to travel within five feet of the Obama girls’ motorcade and get through two rows of metal metal security bollards at the checkpoint at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Goldstein, described by a friend as brilliant but absent-minded, was so close to the motorcade that the large metal posts could not be raised in time to block the car, according to court papers filed Wednesday.
A foot-patrol officer stopped Goldstein, of Mitchellville, by stepping in front of the Honda as it neared Jackson Place NW and Pennsylvania Avenue. The officer removed Goldstein from his car. He was arrested, and the Honda was towed to a lot in Southwest for “safe keeping,” according to the documents.
When asked Wednesday how Goldstein was able to breach the outer perimeter, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the agency would “have to review and find out how that did happen.”“This incident is being taken seriously and it should not have happened,” Donovan said.
Former Secret Service officials characterized the incident, which led to the lockdown of the White House for more than an hour, as a modest failure of security. Even though Goldstein maneuvered past the checkpoint, he did not get past the rear-most vehicle.
“Obviously, any failure is basically viewed as unacceptable with the Service,” said W. Ralph Basham, who served as director of the agency from 2003 to 2006
“It’s the human element,” he said. “You’re not expecting to see something like that, and when it’s that quick, being able to react in a timely fashion is challenging.”
Dan Emmett, another former Secret Service agent, said it was “amazing this did not happen long ago.
”A presidential motorcade has a marked tail car that stops to block the entrance once the “secure package” transporting the president is inside. On Tuesday, there was apparently no tail car blocking for the Obama daughters.
“Literally anyone can follow them,” said Emmett, the author of a book about his career, “Within Arm’s Length.” “I would be willing to bet they now have a tail car and will from now on.”
Donovan, the Secret Service spokesman, said the agency “does not comment on specific security arrangements for motorcades, and neither should our former personnel.”
But it is not uncommon for a presidential motorcade to be inadvertently breached when the president travels outside the District, and it happens a couple of times a year, according to the agency.
Intrusions occur when checkpoints are unmanned prematurely and cars enter the lengthy motorcade, which can have substantial gaps between the more than 20 vehicles. The overwhelming majority of breaches are considered mistakes.
But having a breach at the 17th Street checkpoint is extremely unusual, according to two law enforcement sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Both Basham and another former Secret Service agent, who has experience with motorcades, said Obama’s daughters would have been traveling in a “stripped down” motorcade with far fewer support vehicles than the president’s entourage.
In some cases, the smaller motorcades are without local police escorts so as not to draw attention, they said.
Basham said that during his tenure, confused motorists sometimes got near the motorcade but were forced out by police or intelligence vehicles. He could not recall any instance when a motorist got near the motorcade with the intent of doing harm to the president or another dignitary.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama would probably be briefed on Tuesday’s incident, he said.
“I’m sure they would be curious about whether this should have happened,” Basham said.
In the courtroom Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Karen Howze released Goldstein pending a hearing May 21. The misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry carries a maximum of 180 days in jail and a fine of as much as $1,000. The judge ordered Goldstein*to stay awayfrom the White House and its grounds.
Goldstein and his attorney declined to comment.
Don Wharton, who runs the Secular Perspectives blog, said he recruited Goldstein to be a contributor about three years ago. He described Goldstein as an introverted and intelligent atheist who cares deeply about the separation of church and state and had concerns about government surveillance.
Wharton said Goldstein never expressed any ill will toward President Obama or showed signs of violence. He spends some time as an activist for the coalition and writes a personal blog called the Explicit Atheist*that has touched on subjects ranging from cosmology to political races in Arizona.
Goldstein’s brilliance, Wharton said, was also punctuated by an absent-mindedness.
“He is very capable of taking philosophical aspects of quantum mechanics and talking about them with clarity, Wharton said. “By most standards, that is a very competent manner of thinking. I can imagine him getting lost though.”
White House on lockdown for second time in 3 days
Associated PressMay 8, 2014 2:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in three days, the White House is on lockdown because of a security breach.
The Secret Service says two people threw something over the fence surrounding the White House complex — one person from the south side and one from the north.
The two people were being detained and questioned Thursday afternoon. Secret Service officers were ordering people in the West Wing to stay inside.
The incident follows an hourlong lockdown Tuesday after a vehicle followed a motorcade bringing President Barack Obama's daughters home through the gates. The driver was charged with unlawful entry, a misdemeanor.
Lockdown lifted at White House; items tossed over fence were cleared
BY J. FREEDOM DU LAC*May 8*
The White House was put on lockdown for the second time this week after two people threw items over fences on opposite sides of the presidential compound at almost exactly the same time Thursday, the Secret Service said.
The lockdown — which went into effect just before 3 p.m. — was lifted after about 90 minutes and both suspects were charged with “throwing objects — missiles,” according to Secret Service officials. Evan J. Graham allegedly threw a cassette tape over the north fence line, the Secret Service said.
Von Greenbrier Lerriche is suspected of throwing “miscellaneous papers” over the south fence line.
The items were thrown “in very close proximity,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said — both at about 2:52 p.m.
President Obama was out of town Thursday,headlining Democratic Party fundraisers*in California.
According to a Secret Service statement, Graham was transported to George Washington University Hospital “after he complained of a medical condition while being interviewed.” He will be moved to the Metropolitan Police Department’s 2nd District station once he receives medical clearance, the statement said.
Lerriche has been transported to the 2nd District station for processing.
A Secret Service official said it was “unknown” whether the two men were together.On Tuesday, the White House on lockdown for more than an hourafter a motorist inadvertently followed the motorcade*carrying President Obama’s daughters into the secure perimeter for the compound.
White House's $17 billion helicopter fleet
The Daily Beast*By*Kyle MizokamiMay 9, 2014 5:45 AM
The Pentagon has*awarded a contract*to begin development of the most expensive helicopters ever made.Each helicopter will probably cost at least $400 million.
The entire project, to build at least 23 helicopters,*has been estimated*to eventually cost between $10*billion to $17 billion.
By comparison, the project could pay the combined defense budgets of Finland, Norway, and Swedenfor one year ($16.9 billion).
The passengers for this enormously expensive helicopter fleet? The President of the United States and his entourage.
The first president to fly regularly in helicopters was Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower faced a two-hour commute to and from his summer home in Rhode Island, a commute that could be shaved down considerably if taken by helicopter.
In these early days of the Cold War the president needed to be moved around quickly—the president could not be stuck on a ferry for an hour in case the Soviet Union launched a nuclear attack.
The South Lawn of the White House was designated as the official presidential helicopter landing pad, and official flights to Andrews Air Force Base began.
A Marine Corps helicopter squadron, HMX-1 (“The Knighthawks”) is responsible for flying and maintaining the fleet of presidential helicopters. The current Marine One helicopters are derivatives of the Sikorsky Sea King helicopter, which was phased out of the U.S. military during the 1990s.
Those currently flying were built somewhere around 1975, making them only 14 years younger than President Obama himself.
In 2002, the U.S. government solicited proposals for replacing the Sea Kings with a new, modern helicopter. In the wake of 9/11, with concerns about terrorist attacks against the president, the call went out for a helicopter that could fend off a terrorist shoulder-fired surface to air missile and keep functioning in the wake of a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C.
In 2005, the Department of Defense announced that the team of Lockheed Martin and the Anglo-Italian helicopter giant AgustaWestland had won the contract to build 28 presidential helicopters. The helicopters would be known as the VH-71 Kestrel. (The “V” stands for “VIP Transport”)
Todays "Secret Service"
Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking
By Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura and Michael Birnbaum,**Published: MARCH 26, 9:48 AM ET*E-mail the writers
Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of the agents was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said.
The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included the agency’s director, Julia Pierson.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed Tuesday evening that the agency “did send three employees home for disciplinary reasons” and that they were put on administrative leave pending an investigation. Donovan declined to comment further.
05-14-2014, 10:02 AM
THE COMING WORLD WIDE ANTI-GOVERNMENT HUMAN STORM! AGAINST THE UNPRECEDENTED CRIMINALITY, CORRUPTION, and LAWLESSNESS!
There comes a time in human history where "certain forces" drive people to the point of rage and anger, this force although hidden,(to most) is manifesting itself daily in the lives of BILLIONS of people. (YES BILLIONS!) It will lead to???-It is what THEY want.
Professors Deconstruct Obama’s Muscular Presidency
May 13, 2014, Spencer Irvine,
Law professors Jonathan Turley of George Washington University and Nicholas Rosenkranz of Georgetown slammed President Obama’s “muscular presidency” as dangerously unconstitutional. The Federalist Society hosted these speakers in a panel discussion entitled, “Suspension of Laws: What are the Limits of Executive Authority?”
Turley said that President Obama has completely ignored and “circumvented” Congress. After all of Obama’s rhetoric, speeches and subsequent actions, Turley said, “The irony is that he didn’t have to circumvent Congress” to achieve his own goals. As a law professor at George Washington, he could only say, “I’m left scratching my head” in trying to understand Obama’s vision of the presidency. He said, “It’s not that we [haven’t had] circumvention of Congress in the past, [but] it has been accelerating under this president.”
Turley noted that in the last State of the Union address, “President Obama went to Congress and said he intended to circumvent Congress and to act alone in areas where Congress has either blocked him or failed to act.”
Turley was shocked by the response by sitting congressional members to Obama’s statement. He continued, “Now that alone was quite surprising, but what was more surprising, [the] rapturous applause [he got]. I look at this body, of both houses, applauding a president who just said he would circumvent them and would act unilaterally…it bordered on self-loathing.” This “self-loathing” and “rapturous applause” by Congress was, as Turley said, “Something the framers wouldn’t have anticipated.”
He worried, “Our system is changing in a very fundamental way, and in my view, is a very dangerous way.” Turley compared the three branches of government, judicial, legislative and executive branches, as ones “held together in a type of orbit…they check each other and create stability through that check and balance system and separation of power.” Today, under Obama, “the executive branch has …aggregated power to the point that it has created instability” in the country.
As a result, these actions “can create instability in society” as a whole and Turley said, “That was never what the framers envisioned.” Now, Americans are seeing “the shift of power to federal agencies, which are now exercising judicial and executive power” and a disregard for the long-held belief in separation of powers.
“I have never said that President Obama is a dictator,” said Turley, “but I do believe that what he is doing through circumvention of Congress…he is becoming a government unto himself.” Even as a supporter of his policies, Turley warned, “Once this space expands, the gas will fill it equally” and Obama’s supporters “will rue the day that they remained silent in the face of change in this system.” Why? Turley pointed out, “The next president can do the same” and expand his presidential and executive powers. Then, “it will be hard for people to reject, who were silent today.” It would, he argued, be the “height of hypocrisy.”
During Obama’s terms as president, Turley found, “The most significant…involved changes that were rejected by Congress…and the president responded by carrying out the same decisions or policies under his unilateral authority.” One such example: President Obama’s executive orders implementing the DREAM Act that a Democratic Congress would not pass, the act which gives free college tuition to illegal immigrants.
Rosenkranz said, “Congress repeatedly declines to pass it [the DREAM Act]” and yet, Obama will “behave as if it were [passed].” Some defend Obama and say that he is trying to conserve executive resources, but Rosenkranz said, “In this case, it is quite clear that he is not trying” to do so. For example, “it is free for the federal government” to enforce immigration law. However, Obama went ahead and “exempted millions of people from the immigration law.” In his opinion, “This exemption has a distinctly legislative character” and is “a blanket policy [affecting] 1.67 million people.”
Additionally, Turley said, “The power of the purse has become almost an urban legend or almost a constitutional legend” under Obama. “There’s so much money sloshing around in the executive branch that Congress has lost the power of the purse,” he said. With ObamaCare, Turley said, “[Obama] took $454 million from a dedicated purpose and shifted it over on his own purpose.” With Libya, “Not only did President Obama say that he alone defines what a war is, there was no room for the court, no room for Congress, as long as he didn’t call it a war, it would not trigger the Constitution, but was really unsettling that he funded that war entirely out of discretionary funds. He actually carried out a war without having to go to Congress at all.”
He tempered his criticism slightly when he stated, “It is not even about President Obama; it’s about our constitutional system… [because] this system is changing so fast and so significantly that I don’t know what system we’re left with.” Turley feared that Obama has created a top-down executive government model, in which “that system will be insulated” from popular opinion, also known as Congress.
“Congress, with all its faults, is the thumping heart of the Madisonian system,” said Turley. Now Obama has created “the very danger that we hoped to avoid.”
Turley said, “There’s a reason why we’re not getting things done…we’re divided, we’re a divided nation, and Congress looks exactly like the nation.” He defended the role and makeup of Congress because “that’s what Congress is supposed to be; it’s supposed to be a reflection of the public. So what you’re saying is that you want to circumvent” the public. Turley pointed out, “The reason why the President is circumventing Congress is because Congress is divided and cannot get anything done.” He warned Obama’s supporters, “When you argue for a muscular presidency…you have to take note of what that means.”
Based on Obama’s actions, Turley mentioned, “Now, that’s a muscular presidency, it is not the presidency that’s a part of this Constitution.” Today, “there really isn’t a pushback” from Congress because Obama has made the legislative body “a non-entity.” Turley is alarmed by the drone strikes targeting American citizens suspected of terrorist activities abroad. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at Turley’s alma mater, the University of Chicago, and in Turley’s words, discussed why the government should “vaporize a couple [of] Americans.”
He went on to say, “President Obama went further and created a system by which Americans could be taken out by his sole discretion” and without a trial. Turley said, “The president is now asserting the right to kill any one of you by his authority…without a charge…and the result was applause.”
Turley could only wonder, “We are really living in a parallel universe where the president is claiming the right to kill American civilians” and people are applauding his unilateral actions.
Some argue that the Founders [or as he called them, the Framers] did not write the Constitution during poisonous times. Turley responded and said, “This Constitution was written during poisonous political times.” The Founders “didn’t like wars…they didn’t like executives getting us into wars.” Yet, “Look what happened in Libya…we must be reading different works” if you think the Founders would approve of an intervention in Libya.
Rosenkranz added to Turley’s point, using ObamaCare, immigration reform and the IRS targeting scandal as examples of extra-constitutional acts. Calling himself a “textualist,” he focused on the wording of the Constitution. From the Constitution, Rosenkranz read the phrase, “The president shall take care that these laws will be faithfully executed.” He pointed out that the phrase, “’shall take care’…is not optional, this is mandatory.” In his words, “Other folks will do the actual executing, but his duty to take care of the executing of the laws.” Also, “The president does have power to make enforcement choices; However, he has to make them faithfully.”
He gave a background on the reason behind this clause, “English kings had taken power to suspend the law unilaterally. The Framers expressly rejected that practice. That’s what this clause is doing here.”
Rosenkranz, referring to ObamaCare, said that one of the delays of the law’s implementation came via a blog post in July 2013. “I have lost track, the president has suspended or modified Obamacare some, is it 36 times by now, I’ve lost track.” The delays go against the law’s statutes, which he believed “is perfectly clear.”
Even after he said, “Sometimes Congress leaves gaps,” Rosenkranz affirmed, “This is not such a case. The date is crystal clear: January 1, 2014. It could not be more explicit, it could not be so clear, you don’t need a lawyer to know what this means.” Rosenkranz said, “What you have is Obamacare: it is crystal clear and it tells you when it will be implemented.”
Yet, the blog post “makes no mention of this statutory effort” and to him, “the blog post raises the question of what ‘faithfully’ means.” Rosenkranz, referring to the delays, said, “This is wholesale suspension of a law” and the President “simply cannot mean to decline to execute the law at all.”
He found Obama’s comments on the delays “particularly troubling.” On August 19, 2013, Obama sought “a change in the law” and said, “He would prefer” some changes. Rosenkranz pointed out that President Obama said he would prefer to pick up the phone and call House Speaker John Boehner to change the law. “The climate was so toxic,” said Rosenkranz, but “the truth though, the President knows it, he wouldn’t even have to pick up the phone.” The House had several bills on the floor, one that would delay the employer mandate and another would delay the individual mandate. Obama “didn’t actually support the bill[s], to the contrary, he actually threatened to veto it.”
Rosenkranz warned, “This is, it’s really almost…the President actually seeming to prefer flouting the law as written, rather than supporting a statutory change that would achieve his desired results. This [seems more of] a willful violation of the [take care] clause.”
And, Rosenkranz added, “this act was enacted years ago…literally, years of leave time, we couldn’t get our act together.” He felt that the failures are “a bit of an indictment of the law itself.” As he said before, “Congress was prepared to amend this law. The President could have .” “There should’ve been a legislative change actually threatened to veto it.” When asked by an audience member about why Obama would not sign any House bill to delay ObamaCare, he said:
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[B] Feds rile ranchers by fencing off water for cattle — to protect a jumping mouse!
Forest Service says it’s mouse habitat
By*Valerie Richardson-The Washington TimesSunday, May 11, 2014
The Obama administration’s crackdown on Western land use has sparked a furor over the Forest Service’s decision to fence off a creek used by thirsty cattle in drought-stricken Otero County, New Mexico.
The Otero County Commission is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss whether to order the sheriff to open the gates against the wishes of Forest Service officials, who have argued that the fence is needed to protect the Agua Chiquita riparian area and habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.
Otero County Sheriff Benny House said he worries that the increasingly tense situation could erupt into a Nevada-style melee between ranchers and federal agents.
"What’s going to happen here is that we could end up with a Bundy situation,” said Sheriff House, referring to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management. “Hopefully, we can resolve it without it getting out of hand.”
In another display of unrest in the West over federal land policy, about 50 people drove all-terrain vehicles Saturday into Recapture Canyon in southern Utah, an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management that is off limits to motorized vehicles. Hundreds more attended a protest at a nearby park.
Juan Palma, Bureau of Land Management Utah state director, said in a statement that the agency would “pursue all available redress through the legal system to hold the lawbreakers accountable.
”He said the area is the site of ancient Indian archaeological artifacts and dwellings.
Although Bundy ranch comparisons are inevitable, one key distinction is that the Otero County ranchers, unlike Mr. Bundy, haven’t broken any laws. They own the rights to the water under New Mexico law, but the creek is within the federally owned forest.
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Are You Ready for Riots?
Daniel Ameduri December 11th, 2013
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Editor’s Note: With America’s middle class being destroyed on a daily basis, and low wage workers seeing reduced hours and experiencing more difficulty with making ends meet, it is only a matter of time before people snap. We may think we live in a stable society, but as Daniel Ameduri of*Future Money Trends*points out below, no country is immune to civil unrest when the right conditions are met. And if you’ve been paying attention, it’s not that much of a stretch of the imagination to suggest the signs of discontent are starting to appear from sea to shining sea.*As the situation continues to degrade in the United States we, too, will experience rioting and civil unrest, something the U.S. government has been actively preparing for. In the very near future, riots won’t just be some far-off event you watch on television from the comfort of your couch… They’ll be front and center, right outside your front door.
Multiple Officers Shot During No-Knock Raid, One Killed
Injured officer dies after Friday's shooting in Killeen
Posted:*May 09, 2014 6:07 AM PDT
KILLEEN -UPDATE: Funeral Services honoring Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie have been set. Detective Dinwiddie succumbed to his injuries yesterday, after being shot while serving a search warrant on Friday.
The family will receive visitors on Friday, May 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church at 3310 S. WS Young Drive.
BLM workers on alert after wrangler threatened with gun on I-15
Terror ploy? » Assailants hide behind hoods, mask license plate while making death threat.
By Erin Alberty*| The Salt Lake Tribune*First Published May 07 2014 10:13 pmLast Updated May 08 2014 08:41 am
With anti-government sentiments roiling in the aftermath of Cliven Bundy’s Nevada standoff, government workers in western Utah are stripping BLM logos from their vehicles after two motorists brandished a gun and displayed a threatening sign at a federal wrangler who was driving Tuesday in Juab County.
The wrangler was driving a load of horses and burros north on Interstate 15 about 11 a.m. near Mills when a dark blue Dodge 1500 extended-cab pickup pulled up alongside the wrangler. The two occupants "told him he was No. 1 with that certain gesture," said Eric Reid, the wrangler’s supervisor at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Fillmore Field Office.
The pickup fell back and the wrangler continued north. A few minutes later, the pickup reappeared, Reid said. The men, wearing hoods, held up a sign, apparently scrawled on a piece of paper, that read, "You need to die." One of the men pointed what appeared to be a Glock handgun at the wrangler.
Dozens illegally ride ATVs into Utah canyon in lands fight rally
Protest » Scores of ATV riders enter off-limits trail to claim temporary victory in jurisdictional dispute with the BLM over canyon access.
By Brian Maffly*| The Salt Lake Tribune*First Published May 10 2014 11:09 amLast Updated May 11 2014 12:12 pm
Blanding • Fed up with federal control over lands their families have used for generations, Blanding residents along with out-of-town supporters on Saturday drove all-terrain vehicles into Recapture Canyon, an area rich in prehistoric sites the Bureau of Land Management closed to motorized use seven years ago.
San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, acting, he said, as a private citizen, organized the ride. It commenced with a rally in Blanding’s Centennial Park protesting what he and more than 200 supporters call federal "overreach" into local jurisdiction. Prompting the protest was BLM’s failure to process San Juan County’s applications for ATV rights-of-way in Recapture, although resentment toward the federal agency here runs much deeper and wider than the canyon that parallels Blanding a few miles to the east.
BLM officials said they were disappointed protestors broke the law Saturday, adding that federal officers recorded riders whom they intend to prosecute.
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FBI investigating Bundy supporters in BLM dispute
Posted:*May 08, 2014 3:52 PM PDTUpdated:*May 09, 2014 10:10 AM PDTBy George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter -*bio*|*email
LAS VEGAS --*The 8 News NOW I-Team has learned that FBI agents have started an investigation into the events surrounding a potentially deadly showdown one month ago surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy.
It is one thing for Cliven Bundy and his supporters to square off against an assortment of Bureau of Land Management employees. It is quite another when the FBI enters the picture, and that is exactly what has happened.
The I-Team has confirmed that FBI agents have launched a formal investigation into alleged death threats, intimidation and possible weapons violations that culminated with a dangerous showdown on April 12, and the first people to be interviewed by FBI agents are Metro Police, starting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillispie.
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Outraged Albuquerque Citizens Demand Arrest of Police Chief
Albuquerque citizens continue to demonstrate that they have had enough of their increasingly violent police department. The Albuquerque Police Department has even had its acronym changed by residents to mean*Another Person Dead.
The long-standing dissatisfaction reached a new level following the blatant execution of a homeless man that was passed off as justified by police chief Gordon Eden. You can see the*video hereand judge for yourself whether proper force was used in this case of "illegal camping."
The APD is so*out of controlthat even the morally bankrupt Department of Justice was forced into atwo-year investigation*that resulted in them acknowledging the systematic use of egregious violence and a laundry list of general misconduct.
*Despite DOJ's "recommendations" to focus on additional training, better citizen oversight, as well as the threat of potential lawsuits, citizens seem intent not to wait for bureaucracy to correct itself; they are taking immediate action as you'll see in the video below.
Albuquerque Police Violated Lapel Camera Policy 60 Times
America’s Predatory Deadbeats (otherwise known as the Albuquerque Police Department) are in the news again. Will it ever end?
On April 21, Albuquerque police Officer Jeremy Dear shot and killed 19 year-oldMary Hawkes. She was suspected of*stealing a truck, and allegedly was running from police when she was shot:
Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden told the Associated Press that an officer was pursuing the suspect on foot Monday morning when the woman reportedly “stopped, turned and pointed a handgun at close range.”
4 On Your Side reveals another traffic stop nightmare
's a story that has left the entire country wondering about the state of law enforcement in New Mexico.
4 On Your Side revealed*how David Eckert rolled through a stop sign in Deming.
A K-9 named Leo alerted that it sniffed drugs on Eckert's driver's seat.
And, for the next 14 hours, those police officers, and doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center performed eight medical procedures including x-rays, rectal finger exams, enemas, and finally a colonoscopy.
According to a federal lawsuit, officers Bobby Orosco and Robert Chavez were two of the officers involved, and they never found drugs inside Eckert.
Our investigation reveals another chapter. Another man, another minor traffic violation, another incident with Leo the K-9 and another example of the violation of a man's body.
Police reports state deputies stopped Timothy Young because he turned without putting his blinker on.
Again, Leo the K-9 alerts on Young's seat.Young is taken to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, and just like Eckert, he's subjected to medical procedures including x-rays of his stomach and an anal exam.
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Man Seeks Millions After N.M. Police Force Colonoscopy in Drug Search
Civil rights attorney says Hispanic officers may have targeted 'white boy' because they 'don't like him living in their community.'
By*Steven Nelson*Nov 5, 2013
Police forced New Mexico scrap metal tradesman David Eckert to undergo two digital anal probes, three enema insertions and ultimately a colonoscopy after officers incorrectly assumed he was concealing drugs, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on his behalf.
No drugs were found by police or doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M. The exhaustive search began when Eckert allegedly rolled through a stop sign in Deming, N.M., on Jan. 2, 2013.
Chinese Crowd, Furious, Besets Chengguan in Eastern City
By*Lu Chen,*Epoch Times| April 20, 2014Last Updated: April 20, 2014 4:29 pm
Nearly 1,000 outraged Chinese besieged a group of urban management officials in an eastern city on Saturday, smashing their vehicle with bricks and windows, beating them bloody and unconscious, and then flipping over the ambulance that came to provide medical treatment.*
It was a dramatic and violent reversal to the usual order of events when notorious urban officials, called chengguan in Chinese, get into conflicts with street vendors and pedestrians. Though their official job is to enforce local street ordinances, chengguan have gained a reputation for their arbitrary brutality across China over the years.
On April 19, a group of chengguan in Cangnan county, part of Wenzhou City in Zhejiang Province, were seen to be bullying a street vendor. A passerby, 36 year-old Mr. Huang, began taking pictures of the encounter with his cell phone. One of the officials told him to delete the pictures. He refused. A flurry of abuse, kicks, and punches followed.*
Enraged by China, Vietnam Mobs Torch 15 Factories
SOUTH CHINA SEA PROTEST SPINS OUT OF CONTROL
By Newser Editors and Wire ServicesPosted May 14, 2014 1:04 AM CDT
NEWSER)*– Anti-China mobs torched up to 15 foreign-owned factories and trashed many more in southern Vietnam last night amid rising anger over China's recent installment of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters. The unrest at industrial parks established to attract foreign investors, which followed protests involving up to 20,000 workers, was the most serious outbreak of public disorder in the tightly controlled country in years, and comes as the government tries to manage public anger against China while itself protesting Chinese actions in a part of the South China Sea it claims as its own.
An official says the protests were initially peaceful but were hijacked by "extremists" who incited people to break into the factories. He said at least 15 factories were set alight and "hundreds" more vandalized or looted, while some security guards and unidentified "foreign experts" were assaulted. China's foreign ministry has issued a statement urging Chinese travelers to "carefully consider travel plans and go with caution" and Chinese residents and organizations in Vietnam to "raise their risk awareness and strengthen security."
Police can have sex with prostitutes: Hawaii law
March 21, 2014
HONULULU: The Honolulu police department has insisted the state lawmakers to pass a law that would allow all undercover police officers to have sex with prostitutes during “office-hours,” leading to the controversial debate. The law suggested by the government would help track the human-trafficking rackets, the Hawaii lawmakers said.
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Thought Crimes USSA-NDAA AND NEW TASK FORCE MERGED!
The NDAA and Suspension of Habeas Corpus: Not Just for "Enemy Combatants” Anymore
Written by**Becky Akers
Monday, 16 January 2012 14:30
Remember all those neocons and Republicans who cheered George W. Bush’s “indefinite detainment” of “enemy combatants?*Many of them*— though, amazingly, not all — have lost their enthusiasm for trampling the Constitution now that Obama’s administration has suspended habeas corpus for American citizens, too, with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA).
Outrage over the NDAA continues to boil*16 days into Amerika’s shiny new police-state*. Pray God the fury mounts: This horrific law completes the country’s descent into totalitarianism by designating the “Homeland” a battlefield in the idiotic War on Terror. That unleashes the military on us. And as if this weren’t wickedness enough, it enables the President to accuse anyone, even American citizens, of terrorism while imprisoning us without an iota of evidence or any hope of trial.
Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown
Nafeez AhmedThursday 12 June 2014*02.00*EDT
Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements
A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar*programmeis designed to develop immediate and long-term "warfighter-relevant insights" for senior officials and decision makers in "the defense policy community," and to inform policy implemented by "combatant commands."
The US government doesn't want you to know how the cops are tracking you
Saturday 14 June 2014*07.30*EDT
Thought the NSA was bad? Local police and the Obama administration are hoovering cellphone location data from inside your house, and a crackdown could lead to surveillance reform
All across America, from Florida to Colorado and back again, the country's*increasingly militarized*local police forcesare using a secretive technology*to vacuum up cellphone data from entire neighborhoods – including from people inside their own homes – almost always without a warrant. This week, numerous investigations by major news agencies revealed the US government is now taking unbelievable measures to make sure you never find out about it. But a landmark court ruling for privacy could soon force the cops to stop, even as the Obama administration fights to keep its latest tool for mass surveillance a secret.
The New thought crimes of the NWO.
1. Any criticism of the Administration is racist.
2. Any unusual admiration of the Bill of Rights is a thought crime.
3. All Religous Freedom is a hate crime.
Holder announces taskforce for 'homegrown terrorist'
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. has announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an "escalating danger" from "homegrown" terrorists within the United States.
(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg News)By TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr.*on Monday announced*the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.
The Justice Department, in a news*release accompanying Holder’s weekly video address, cited a Congressional Research Service report last year that said domestic terrorists were responsible for more than two dozen incidents in the U.S. since 9/11.
Holder, in the video, cited the Boston Marathon bombings last year and shootings at Fort Hood in 2009 and 2014 as examples of “the danger we face from these homegrown threats.
”The FBI was criticized for its decision not to share information with local law enforcement agencies about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers authorities say were behind the bombings.
*The task force will chiefly comprise leaders from the FBI, the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. Attorneys.
Called the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, it is a recreation of a task force formed by former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno after*the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The task force fell into disuse after 9/11.
Though*the original task force, which was little known,*focused mainly on right-wing zealots, Holder’s version is aimed at U.S. citizens or visitors radicalized via the Internet.
Holder said the government will continue to fight terrorists abroad.*“But we also must concern ourselves with a different type of threat. We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders,” he said.
Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year's Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats.
- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr.
“Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder said in the video posted on the department’s website.*
“Now -- as the nature of the threat we face evolves to include the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet -- it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home,” Holder said.
Armed Homeland Security Agents in 'Community Outreach' to " let people know they're in the area".
Eric Holder’s long losing record before the Supreme Court
By*John Fund*and*Hans Von SpakovskyJuly 5, 2014 | 4:29pm
The race hustler posing as Attorney General of the US
Eric Holder has made quite a splash this weekend when he appeared on*“This Week.”*His principal reason for appearing seemed to be bashing Sarah Palin, but we’ll get back to that later. Holder said some pretty interesting things which really make you question how- or if- his brain works.Holder insists immigration laws*are being upheld. Then he immediately said:
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Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?
Thursday, 03 July 2014 05:09 Brandon Smith
In the mid-sixties at the height of the “social revolution” the line between democratic benevolence and outright communism became rather blurry. The Democratic Party, which controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress, was used as the springboard by social engineers to introduce a new era of welfare initiatives enacted in the name of “defending the poor”, also known as the “Great Society Programs”. These initiatives, however, were driven by far more subversive and extreme motivations, and have been expanded on by every presidency since, Republican and Democrat alike.
At Columbia University, sociologist professors Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven introduced a political strategy in 1966 in an article entitled*'The Weight Of The Poor: A Strategy To End Poverty'. This article outlined a plan that they believed would eventually lead to the total transmutation of America into a full-fledged centralized welfare state (in other words, a collectivist enclave). The spearpoint of the Cloward-Piven strategy involved nothing less than economic sabotage against the U.S.
Theoretically, according to the doctrine, a condition of overwhelming tension and strain could be engineered through the overloading of American welfare rolls, thereby smothering the entitlement program structure at the state and local level. The implosion of welfare benefits would facilitate a massive spike in poverty and desperation, creating a financial crisis that would lead to an even greater cycle of demand for a fully socialized system. This desperation would then “force” the federal government to concentrate all welfare programs under one roof, nationalize and enforce a socialist ideology, and ultimately, compact an immense level of power into the hands of a select few.
Cloward and Piven claimed that this could be accomplished at a grassroots level through community activism, and, that it would facilitate a more compassionate federal authority, however, there are numerous problems with these assertions.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy has nothing to do with grassroots activism, and accomplishes nothing tangible for the downtrodden poverty class. In fact, I would dare to say that Cloward and Piven as well as most social engineers are well aware that the concept ultimately only serves to give even more dominance to the establishment and pilfer even more freedom from the masses.
Cloward-Piven is not limited to the destabilization of state and local welfare programs. It can easily be used against federal level entitlements, and in reality, is much more effective against an entity with the proven tendency towards exponential debt spending. Though the federal government may be able to borrow fiat dollars through the Federal Reserve to prolong welfare rolls while the states cannot, a more volatile threat arises when debt monetization begins to wear down the purchasing power of the currency. Weakened purchasing power results in reduced consumer activity, less industrial growth, less GDP, and obviously, more poverty. The dollar has lost approximately 75% of its purchasing power since 1972, and 98% after the founding ot the Federal Reserve in 1913, and after 50 years of the so-called “War on Poverty”,*nearly one third of the American population*now repeatedly slips under the official poverty line.
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Due Process? Naw, Not Any More
This is what happens when you sit for the encroachment of your fundamental rights and the guarantees in the Constitution -- they continue, right up until you have your wages confiscated on*a mere allegation*without any due process or hearing.
Don't say you weren't warned -- you were, and you sat on your ass.
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REVISITING THE OBAMA-AYERS CONNECTION
Many of you probably watched portions, if not all of, Megyn Kelly’s interviews with Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist of yesteryear.
Kelly did her usual excellent job of pressing Ayers on his violent past.
But*Stanley Kurtz*wishes she had pressed Ayers more about his relationship with Barack Obama. For, as Kurtz points out, Ayers and Obama had a much tighter political alliance than Ayers admitted to on Kelly’s show.
Kelly focused on Ayers’ fundraiser for Obama’s first political campaign, rather than their time together on several left-leaning Chicago foundation boards. This is understandable — anyone can sit beside someone else on this or that board.
But Kurtz demonstrated in his book*Radical-in-Chief*that Ayers and Obama weren’t just fellow board members; they were left-wing soul mates who used their power to place each other in positions where they could radically affect the education received by children in Chicago.
Here is how the relationship worked:
"After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts
Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30
Written by**Alex Newman
Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist*Council on Foreign Relations*and the shadowy*Bilderbergnetwork, boasted at a recent conference that the*United States of America is set to be merged*into the*continental regime being erected*under the*North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)*. Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution.**
*“After America comes North America,” Petraeus*said*confidently in answering the question about what comes after the United States, the theme of the panel discussion. “Are we on the threshold of the North American decade, question mark? I threw that away — threw away the question mark — and boldly proclaimed the coming North American decade, says the title now.” He also boasted about how the three economies have been put “together” over the last 20 years as part of the “implementation” of the North American Free Trade Act.
The “highly integrated” forces of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Petraeus continued, will become the world’s powerhouse for energy and science. “There are four revolutions that are ongoing at various levels in each of the countries but foremost in the United States,” said the former CIA chief, who now serves as chairman of the KKR Global Institute. “The energy revolution is the first of those, which has created the biggest change in geopolitics since the rise of China since 1978.” The other “revolutions” include IT, manufacturing, and life sciences, which, “as highly integrated as they are, allow you to argue that after America comes North America,” he added.
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Obama's Body Double-and Michelle???
Obama’s Coffee Cup Salute Mocked by Sara Palin
September 27, 2014 By*Rachel Donald
President Obama was harshly criticized by many after his coffee-cup salute gaffe, when he stepped off a Marine One in NYC and failed to properly salute waiting Marines (the president held onto the cup as he saluted).
So when Sarah Palin first had a chance to take a jab at the president, she simply told the audience that she was saluting the commander-in-chief while sarcastically waving a coffee cup over her head.
“Our honored military — when we talk about these national security issues, our honored military, on behalf of all Americans who do support you — and we honor you, we respect you. On behalf of all Americans to your commander-in-chief, we then will salute him,”
the former Alaska Gov. stated.
Palin then accused the U.S. President of being incapable of speaking the truth, as are all the residents living at “1400” Pennsylvania Avenue. According to her, President Obama simply can’t stop telling lies.
Despite her White House address gaffe, Palin made some spot on remarks. Obama’s casual approach at the moment when he was leaving the Marine One chopper came precisely in the context of the U.S. instructing aircrafts to engage in perilous missions over Iraq and Syria.
Palin then spoke about abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, right after she told her audience that Obama’s attitude had, in fact, been tragic.
Soon after the President’s gesture, Twitter also erupted with outraged comments.
“I was wondering your take on Obama saluting with a coffee in his hand? Big deal or no? Terrible!”
Donald Trump tweeted soon after the event.
“Obama has perfected the tea cup salute”
Zeke Miller posted.
The hashtag #LatteSalute soon became a Twitter trend.
Former Gov. Palin had made the news earlier in 2014 when she advocated for President Obama’s impeachment for executive overreach. During her speech on Friday, Palin did not mention impeachment.
However, she did describe the U.S. President as being a lawless and imperial president.
“We wear your scorn with pride. The lies you tell about us mean you can’t win the argument, so you tell lies about us. We win.”
Palin said when speaking about the left’s lies about conservatives.
Secret Service study from 1990s found White House vulnerable to fence-jumpers
By*Carol D. Leonnig*and*Spencer S. Hsu*September 22**
The Secret Service commissioned a classified mock attack two decades ago that found an easy way to pierce the White House security zone: Overwhelm Secret Service officers on the compound with six to eight attackers climbing over the fence at the same time.
That vulnerability remains, despite the creation of specially trained counterassault and surveillance teams recommended at the time, according to government officials who were briefed on the findings and requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information.
Securing the White House grounds has been further complicated over the past two years by severe staffing shortages and high turnover rates in the officer division tasked with patrolling the compound, according to these officials.
On Monday, federal prosecutors alleged that a man who jumped the fence and ran into the White House on Friday was keeping 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car, which was parked blocks*away.
A prosecutor also said that the man, Omar Jose Gonzalez, 42, had been arrested in Wythe County, Va., in July while carrying a sawed-off shotgun and several other firearms, as well as a map with a line pointing toward the White House.
And in August, Secret Service officers saw Gonzalez near the south fence of the White House, carrying a hatchet in the back waistband of his pants. Gonzalez agreed to let the officers search his vehicle, where they found camping gear and two dogs, then released him, a prosecutor said.
The Secret Service learned of the circumstances surrounding Gonzalez’s July 19 arrest in Wythe County shortly after stopping him last month, according to a person familiar with the facts of the case.
The Secret Service said a comprehensive review was underway, including Gonzalez’s criminal history and contacts with agency personnel.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan declined to comment on the study or the suggestion that the White House remains vulnerable. President Obama on Monday praised the agency and its officers for doing a “great job,” adding that he was “grateful for all the sacrifices they make on my behalf and on my family’s behalf.”
Still, Gonzalez’s ability to penetrate the compound reinforced deep frustrations that several Secret Service agents and officers have bemoaned with one another and friends over the past few years: Their once-elite law enforcement agency is stretched too thin and lacks the creativity to counter new threats without more bodies.
No officers on the North Lawn were apparently close enough to stop the intruder as he ran more than 70 yards from the fence to the mansion. The canine handler on duty that night did not release a dog that is trained to knock down intruders.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on homeland security, said Gonzalez was an unsophisticated threat, but the study foreshadowed a serious one that the Secret Service now appears unable to handle. The congressman, who was not previously aware of the study, had said over the weekend that he feared what would happen “if 12 guys” all jumped the fence at the same time.
“We’re inviting more attacks,” Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in an interview Monday. “The bad guys are paying attention. It seems the current leadership is not taking security as seriously as it needs to be in this day and age. It really scares me.”
Testing the defenses
The vulnerability study was launched in the early 1990s.
It was conducted by Delta Force, an elite military unit. Without knowing anything about the Secret Service’s countermeasures on the ground, the military operatives found two methods that would easily allow attackers to get inside the executive residence.
First, six to eight attackers aboard a small aircraft or helicopter could crash into the White House compound. While some would be killed in the crash or while trying to disembark, at least one or two of the attackers would make it inside the White House.
The risk of such an attack became evident about a year later, in 1994, during Bill Clinton’s first term, when a pilot crashed a stolen small airplane into the White House.The second scenario involved at least half a dozen fence jumpers in quick succession. Officers on patrol would not be able to address every threat, the study found. At least one or two of the intruders would be able to make it into the White House.
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Barack Obama inauguration: Security team could use presidential doubles
By Nick Allen 6:40PM GMT 20 Jan 2009
The unprecedented assassination risk surrounding Barack Obama could force the Secret Service to deploy presidential body doubles.
Security experts said doubles could be used for public photo opportunities where he is not required to speak but may be exposed to a potential threat.
President Obama is understood to be against the idea of using doubles himself because the tactic is generally associated with rulers including Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-il of North Korea, Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
But following hundreds of threats to his life already some of those charged with protecting him believe it may become an option.
However, the best known Obama lookalike so far, said he didn't want the job. Ilham Anas, 34, an Indonesian photographer who bears a striking resemblance to the president, said: "I don't want to get shot.
"Mr Ilham has already become famous in the president's former home town of Jakarta and a drug company has also cast him in a commercial showing him dressed as President Obama.
His colleagues at a magazine were first to recognise the resemblance and asked him to pose with a suit, tie and American flag. They took photographs and his fame spread on the internet.
But Mr Anas said: "I'm actually a shy person. I don't like being put in the spotlight. I see my resemblance to Obama as a blessing. I used to look at the mirror and I had a negative perception of myself.
"Britain's own President Obama lookalike Ryan Skeggs, 28, from Knebworth, Hertfordshire, has been inundated with requests to appear at functions since the November elections.
Mr Skeggs is 19 years younger than the real president and uses talcum powder in his hair to look older.
Perhaps the most famous political decoy was soldier M E Clifton James who impersonated General Bernard Montgomery during the Second World War.
James was spotted in 1940 while acting in an Army play. He was recruited by the actor David Niven to impersonate the General so that the real "Monty" could be elsewhere and confuse the Germans.
Secret Service allowed armed man with criminal record on elevator with Obama
By Carol D. Leonnig,
October 1, 2014, 7:33 AM|WASHINGTON
A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident..
Obama was not told of the lapse in his security, these people said. The Secret Service director, Julia Pierson, asked a top agency manager to review the matter, but did not refer it to an investigative unit that was created to review violations of protocol and standards, taccording to two people familiar with the handling of hte case who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The incident, which took place as Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, rattled Secret Service agents assigned to the president's protective detail.
The private contractor first aroused the agents' concerns when he was acting oddly and did not comply with their orders that he stop using a phone camera to videotape the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident.
When the elevator opened, Obama left with most of his Secret Service detail. Some agents stayed behind to question the man, and then used a national database check to learn of his criminal history.
When a supervisor from the firm providing security at the CDC approached and discovered the agents' concerns, the contractor was fired on the spot. Then the contractor agreed to turn over his gun — surprising agents, who had not realized he was armed during his encounter with Obama.
Extensive screening is supposed to keep people with either weapons or criminal histories out of arm's reach of the president. But it appears this man, possessing a gun, came within inches of the president after undergoing no such screening.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads a House subcommittee that oversees the Secret Service, first heard of the breakdown from a whistleblower. The Washington Post confirmed details of the event with other people familiar with the agency's review.
"You have a convicted felon within arm's reach of the president and they never did a background check," Chaffetz said. "Words aren't strong enough for the outrage I feel for the safety of the President and his family. "
Chaffetz added: "His life was in danger. This country would be a different world today if he had pulled out his gun."
IS Exclusive: Secret Service Agent Leaked President’s Campaign Stops
Posted to Politics October 01, 2014 by Shawn McCoy
As scandal continues to envelop the Secret Service, InsideSources has learned of a security failure leading up to the 2012 election. Multiple sources inside the Romney presidential campaign confirm that a Secret Service agent provided details of President Obama’s schedule several days prior to the President’s campaign stops becoming public.
While sources involved in other presidential campaigns tell InsideSources that Secret Service detail assigned to each campaign will sometimes disclose private and personal information about those they are assigned to protect to opposing campaign staff, this instance in particular is very revealing of failures inside the Secret Service.
In the closing weeks of the 2012 campaign, a Secret Service agent was on the ground in a key swing state to coordinate security ahead of several campaign stops by the President. The agent, who was married, made advances towards a Romney campaign staff member.
InsideSources spoke with two staffers who witnessed the events in question. Each spoke on condition of anonymity and independently confirmed the details.
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Exclusive: Top Secret Service agent had gun stolen from car
BY:*Susan Crabtree*October 6, 2014 | 12:23 pm3COMMENTS
A top Secret Service agent who has regularly served on President Obama’s protective detail had his gun stolen out of his car at his house after leaving it there overnight and was never disciplined for it, according to two sources with detailed knowledge of the incident.
Internal Secret Service records show that the agency reported that the agent in question lost a semi-automatic handgun in 2009, but he was never punished for it, the two sources said.
At the time of the gun theft, the agent was assigned to the Secret Service’s inspection division, which collaborates with the Office of Professional Responsibility to ensure the agency complies with its policies and federal regulations and maintains high levels of “integrity, compliance and accountability,” according to the agency’s 2013 annual report.
The 2009 gun theft incident is widely known within the Secret Service and has troubled other agents and employees because the agent who lost the gun was never suspended or disciplined over the incident. In fact, he was later promoted to the protective division charged with safeguarding the security of the president, first family and former presidents.
The agent came home from work one night and left his work bag in the back seat of his car, a source recalled.Secret Service agents are usually very careful about their guns and must undergo firearm training regularly to re-qualify to use them on the job.
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10-03-2014, 09:47 PM
Palestiniazation of America!
Israeli Security Experts Provide Counter-Terrorism Training to Local Law Enforcement
July 28, 2014
The Anti-Defamation League facilitated a week-long counter-terrorism training reaching over 850 law enforcement and security personnel throughout Southern California.* The training, timely in the backdrop of world events, featured high ranking Israeli security and law enforcement personnel, who shared their expertise on topics includingIntelligence Gathering and Information Sharing;*Acts of Courage in the Face of Terrorism; andBalance between Security and Commerce:*
Jerusalem’s Malcha Mall Case Study.The three speakers, Commander Eitan Menashe, head of the Afula District in Israel; Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Gideon Avrami, Director of Security for Jerusalem’s Malcha Mall; and Sgt. Major Ronit Tubul, a police officer in the intelligence division stationed in Jerusalem; briefed the audiences on their experiences in fighting terrorism.The training kicked off on July 21, 2014, with the 10th annual ADL San Diego Goldberg Charitable Trust Counterterrorism Conference, attended by over 250 people.* On July 23, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Joint Regional Intelligence Center and Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center co-sponsored an ADL training, drawing 375 law enforcement and terrorism liaison officers from throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties, held at the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy.In Los Angeles that afternoon, an ADL briefing by Lt. Col (Res.) Avrami was co-hosted with Securitas USA for 65 security and law enforcement professionals.
The trio, in partnership with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, provided a briefing to 150 law enforcement from the tri-counties region on July 24.
Finally, Commander Menashe and Lt. Colonel Avrami also met with high ranking law enforcement from local and federal agencies including ATF, FBI and US Marshals, along with Long Beach Police Department, on July 25.
U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation:Joint Police & Law Enforcement Training
(Updated September 2013)
With the United States on constant terror alert since the events of September 11, 2001, American police and law enforcement officials are taking advantage of*Israel'sexpertise in various facets ofcounter-terrorism*and first response to better protect the American people.
In 2002,*Los Angeles*Police Department detective Ralph Morten visited*Israel*to recieve training and advice on preparing security arrangements for large public gatherings.* From lessons learned on his trip, Det. Morten prepared a new Homicide Bomber Prevention Protocol and was better able to secure the Academy Awards presentation.
In January 2003, thirty-three senior U.S. law enforcement officials - from*Washington,Chicago,*Kansas City,*Bostonand*Philadelphia*- traveled to Israel to attend a meeting on "Law Enforcement in the Era of Global Terror."* The workshops helped build skills in identifying terrorist cells, enlisting public support for the fight against terrorism and coping with the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
What Alex Jones refuses to tell you about the AmeriKan Police State!
RESULTS OF ISRAELI TRAINED HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICERS
A federal Homeland Security officer fired his weapon in the direction of counter demonstrators at a rally in support of Israel held in Los Angeles.
A federal Homeland Security officer fired his weapon in the direction of counter demonstrators at a rally in support of Israel held in Los Angeles.*
Slowly, every police department in the United States, at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security, is being trained by Israeli groups.
And the results …
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AARON COHEN BIOGRAPHY
AARON COHEN*grew up in Los Angeles, California. After spending three years in Israel's "counter-terrorist " special operations unit, Duvdevan, he returned home and founded IMS Security, a consulting firm that specializes in providing tactical counterterrorism training to the United States military, to local and state police departments, and to various SWAT units around the country and offers protective services to politicians, business executives, actors, and rock stars.***
*****Cohen's bestselling first book,*Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in one of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Units,*was published by HarperCollins in April 2008 and is now available in 6 languages.**In addition to training Special-Forces units and providing elite security, Cohen was recently tapped by Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh as the special operations technical advisor for his upcoming 2011 Special Forces action thriller “Haywire”, starring Michael Douglas, Ewan Macgregor, Channing Tatum and Gina Carano. **In addition to training all of the actors and designing all of the tactical action, Cohen was cast and held a supporting role in the film.***
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JEWISH GROUPS PAY TO SEND U.S. POLICE TO TRAIN IN ISRAEL
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The militarization of American police forces hasn’t been paid for by just the federal government. Pro-Israel groups in the U.S. have also played a role by financing trips for hundreds of law enforcement officers to travel to the Middle East for counterterrorism training, according to Ali Winston, a contributor to the*Center for Investigative Reporting*(CIR).
Monies provided by such groups as the*Anti-Defamation League, the*American Jewish Committee’s*Project Interchangeand the*Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs*have made it possible for “at least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from agencies large and small – from New York and Maine to Orange County and Oakland, California” to attend privately funded seminars in Israel since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Winston discovered.
There, they have learned how Israeli security forces deal with demonstrators and armed threats by terrorists. The seminars include field trips to such sites as military installations, surveillance outposts, and checkpoints at the West Bank and the Israeli-Egyptian border. The training includes spending time observing operations conducted by Israel’s Border Patrol, Defense Forces, national police and intelligence services.
Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue
by*NPR STAFFSeptember 21, 2014*4:44 PM ET
Last Friday, 43 veteran and reserve members of Israel's secretive spy organization, Unit 8200, claimed they'd been directed to spy on Palestinians for coercion purposes.
The group signed an*open letter*of protest to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to the head of the Israeli army, accusing the spy agency of targeting innocent Palestinians and collecting data for political purposes, not national security.
Dubbed the "refusniks," the veterans declared that they had a "moral duty" to no longer "take part in the state's actions against Palestinians."
The source of much of the Israeli data may be the U.S. National Security Agency.
U.S.: Jerusalem Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere
State Department uses unusually harsh language when criticizing Israel’s approval of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.
By Ben Ariel
First Publish: 10/2/2014, 2:47 AM
The U.S. State Department used unusually harsh language on Wednesday when criticizing Israel’s approval of planned construction of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.
The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012 in the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, were given final approval last week.
Reacting to the move, the State Department warned it would call into question Israel’s commitment to peace with the Palestinian Authority.
According to Reuters, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the step would also send a “troubling message” if the Israeli government proceeded with tenders and construction.
“This development will only draw condemnation from the international community, distance Israel from even its closest allies, poison the atmosphere not only with the Palestinians but also with the very Arab governments with which Prime Minister (Binyamin) Netanyahu said he wanted to build relations,” Psaki was quoted as having told a briefing.
In addition, it would “call into question Israel’s ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement,” she added.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday that President Barack had Obama told Netanyahu of Washington's deep concerns over the Israeli move.
How Islam Conquered Christianity
It wasn’t by the sword, though that did come first. It wasn’t by persecution. It was through the pressures of peace and finances.
Back in the 7th and 8th centuries, Muslim conquerors didn’t aim to destroy Christianity. They simply wanted to control it. However, they did manage to extinguish the church’s witness. And it happened by offering security and financial stability.
Before the rise of Islam, Christians in ancient Persia experienced perhaps the most intense physical persecution any group of Christians have ever experienced. The church in Persia grew steadily, as missionaries from Antioch and Edessa ranged further east. Naturally, this caused some tension with the leaders of the established state religion, Zoroastrianism. The conflict between it and Christianity was often more acutely felt by the Zoroastrian clergy than that experienced by pagan priests in Rome. The clergy (called magi) often led in the persecution of Christians.
A consistent, region-by-region persecution of Christianity started in Persia around 340 AD and lasted for over 40 years. It’s estimated that as many as 190,000 Persian Christians were martyred during this time – far worse than anything ever experienced in Rome (Samuel Hugh Moffett, A History of Christianity in Asia, Vol 1, 144). And yet, in all this time, though the church was decimated in terms numbers, conversions continued and the Gospel spread. Like a twisted version of Whack-a-Mole, every time the authorities cut down one Christian leader, another would spring up somewhere else.
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150 + International Legal Experts: Israel Has Committed War Crimes
Should be Referred to the International Criminal Court
Netanyahu asks US to help Israel avoid war crime charges
By Geoff Earle
August 6, 2014 | 5:32pm
Police: FBI probing past of suspect in Oklahoma beheading
By Greg Botelho, CNN
updated 3:17 PM EDT, Sat September 27, 2014
CNN) -- First came word of a woman stabbed. Then screams. Then gunshots.
But the full story of Thursday's gruesome beheading at an Oklahoma food processing plant -- especially why it happened -- is still waiting to be told.
One day later, there are tears for Colleen Hufford, the 54-year-old woman whose head was severed. There are prayers for 43-year-old Traci Johnson, who is in stable condition at a nearby hospital for treatment of "numerous wounds," according to police.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
New York Fusion Center Declares Oath Keepers, Other Liberty Groups as ‘Extremist Threats’
The New York State Intelligence Center — a known Fusion Center with the stated purpose to, “collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence data regarding criminal and terrorist activity relevant to New York State” — issued a Counter Terrorism Bulletin last June identifying Oath Keepers in addition to other liberty related groups as “far-right extremist group and/or a threat to law enforcement.”
Here is a portion of a statement released by Oath Keepers yesterday:
J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism
August 8, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 30 Comments
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
After Hamas violated yet another ceasefire, anti-Israel group J Street stepped up to do what it does best. Attack Jews and Israel.
Jeremy Ben Ami, Soros’ J Street errand boy, began his missive by lying and claiming that Hamas did not break the ceasefire.
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ISIS is run by Simon Elliot, a Mossad Agent ~ [Reports and Links]
Simon Elliot, aka Al-Baghdadi, is a Jewish actor and a Mossad agent
Simon Elliot, aka Al-Baghdadi, son of Jewish parents, Mossad agent.
According to Edward Snowden, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the boss of ISIL (aka ISIS), is a Jewish actor named Simon Elliot.
Simon Elliot (aka Elliot Shimon aka Al-Baghdadi) has Jewish parents.
Simon Elliot, having been recruited by Mossad, was trained in espionage and psychological warfare.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: STEVEN SOTLOFF’S LINKS TO MOSSAD & CIA September 13, 2014
By John Ward
Sotloff’s close links to Israeli counter-intelligence, emergence from same stable as Foley, and equally amazing ability to be ‘on the spot’ to cover Black Arts events in Middle East
That Steven Sotloff is Jewish isn’t exactly a secret. But what many media titles this morning have glossed over is that he studied at Tel Aviv’s*Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) before beginning his career. Located on the same campus at the core of of IDCs philosophy is the International Institute for Counter Terrorism. Its links to Mossad are well known. The Slog tries to join up some dots.Having watched the second ‘beheading’ video and looked into Mr Sotloff’s background, my aim – as with James Foley’s apparent execution – is to offer key observations that I find significant:
September 17, 2014
Chilling Apocalyptic Endgame Message
By Susan Duclos
Apocalyptic predictions, murder and mayhem, martyrdom and invasion..... all part of the endgame message that ISIS propagates in their chilling, professional-looking magazine that is released in multiple languages to recruit supporters and jihadists across the world.
The message is war, jihad.... "Armageddon," as evidenced by the title itself, DABIQ, named after a northern town of Syria, and it's 50 pages are filled with their stated purpose and ultimate goals, such as "The Muslims today have a loud, thundering statement, and possess heavy boots. They have a statement to make that will cause the world to hear and understand the meaning of terrorism, and boots that will trample the idol of nationalism, destroy the idol of democracy, and uncover its deviant nature.”
The Roots of ISIS
Brandon TurbevilleActivist Post
Why Does ISIS Fit In So Perfectly With The PNAC Plan?
America's Allies Are Funding ISIS
10-04-2014, 11:18 AM
PALESTINIAZATION OF AMERICA PART 2-NEW WORLD ORDER MIDDLE EAST WARS "COMING TO AMERICA"...
As America gets purposely turned into the "Middle East," then, as per THERE PLAN, what follows, is the Israelification of American Police Forces.
WHITE HOUSE SENDS 'THANK YOU' TO BEHEADER'S OKLAHOMA MOSQUE CONGREGATION
The White House has reportedly sent a top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official to the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) to “present a special thank you to the Muslim congregation,” Oklahoma’s*KFOR*reports.
The beheader's mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, was founded by a sibling of a U.S.-designated Hamas terrorist, and in the past has welcomed an Imam who was a close confidant to al-Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.
David L. Myers, who serves as*director*of the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, was tasked with presenting a personal message from President Barack Obama. It read, "Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice.
”Two days before proud ISGOC congregation member Alton Nolen (AKA Jahkeem Yisrael) ruthlessly beheaded an innocent woman while reportedly shouting Islamic slogans, ISGOC Imam Imad Enchassi made*unprovenclaims about multiple death threats, specifically beheadings, against Muslims and their children in Oklahoma. Breitbart News investigated Oklahoma state hate crime databases and found no record of widespread anti-Muslim persecution in the state. Over the past five years, a total of seven anti-Islamic hate crimes have been documented in the state of Oklahoma.
BREAKING: Muslims Shout “Praise Allah!” Surround OK Police Following Press Conference on Beheading
Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:39 PM
Wow!Muslims shouting ‘Praise Allah’ surround Oklahoma cops after a press conference on the beheading in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Muslims read from the Koran during the press conference.2-3 local OK muslims are reading passages from their Qurans outloud on the ground at site of news conference#oklahomabeheading— Bob Lawson (@LandonLawson78)*September 26, 2014
The Muslims were saying “Praise Allah” during the press conference.Cops/reporters were close by but not being yelled at by muslims as many have asked me but a few muslims were saying praise allah out loud— Bob Lawson (@LandonLawson78)*September 26, 2014
Several Muslims attended the press conference.Not all at the news conf. were muslims but I'm guessing probably 30-40 were out if the 100-120 total who were there.— Bob Lawson (@LandonLawson78)*September 26, 2014
Man With ISIS Flag Threatens Chicago Cop With Bomb: Police
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 • Updated at 7:25 AM CDT
A man with the flag of Iraqi militant group ISIS waving from his car threatened to bomb police when he was pulled over on Chicago's Southwest Side on Wednesday morning, police say.
Emad Karakrah, 49, faces felony charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing, and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago police. He was also issued three traffic citations.
Someone called police after seeing a "suspicious person" driving a silver Pontiac southbound in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at 9:18 a.m. with an ISIS flag waving out the window, according to a police report.
American man, 19, 'attempting to go join ISIS' arrested at Chicago airport after telling his parents 'PLEASE MAKE SURE NOT TO TELL THE AUTHORITIES'
By Associated Press17:06 06 Oct 2014, updated 20:01 06 Oct 2014
An American teenager disgusted with the American way of life has been arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International airport after he allegedly tried to travel to the Middle East to join and fight with ISIS.
*Federal prosecutors announced on Monday that FBI agents arrested 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan, of suburban Bolingbrook, on Saturday evening before he boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, via Vienna.
They accuse him of attempting to travel overseas to support terrorism which carries a maximum sentence of 15-years and Khan is also charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.*
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American Police State
Judge Rejects Eavesdropping Charges for Recording Police
Jacob Sullum|Sep. 20, 2011 4:17 pm
Michael Allison, an Illinois man who faced*a potential sentence of 75 years in prison for recording police officers and attempting to tape his own trial, caught a break last week when a state judge*declared*the charges unconstitutional. "A statute intended to prevent unwarranted intrusions into a citizen’s privacy cannot be used as a shield for public officials who cannot assert a comparable right of privacy in their public duties," wrote Circuit Court Judge David Frankland. "Such action impedes the free flow of information concerning public officials and violates the First Amendment right to gather such information."
Allison, who figures prominently in Radley Balko's January*cover story*about "The War on Cameras," recorded his interactions with police officers during a long-running dispute over cars he was working on at his home in Bridgeport and his mother's home in Robinson. When he was cited for violating Robinson's "eyesore" ordinance, he brought a tape recorder to his trial because he had been informed that there would be no official transcript of the proceedings. The judge accused Allison of violating her privacy, thereby committing a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison under the state's eavesdropping law; she threw in four more charges after discovering that he had recorded his police encounters as well.
Judge Frankland ruled that Allison had a First Amendment right to record the police officers and court employees. And while a ban on recording devices in the courtroom might be justified, he said, the eavesdropping charge was inappropriate. As applied in this case, Frankland said, the eavesdropping law "includes conduct that is unrelated to the statute's purpose and is not rationally related to the evil the legislation sought to prohibit. For example, a defendant recording his case in a courtroom has nothing to do with an intrusion into a citizen's privacy but with distraction."
A few days before Frankland's ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit*heard*a First Amendment challenge to the eavesdropping statute, one of the country's strictest. Last month a Chicago jury*acquitted*a woman who was charged with eavesdropping after she recorded a conversation with internal affairs officers to document that they were encouraging her to drop a sexual harassment complaint. Also last month, in a case involving a Boston man charged with eavesdropping for capturing an arrest on his cell phone, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit*said*such recording is a "basic and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First Amendment."*Yesterday I*noted*a California case where exercising that right led to a California man's acquittal.
The 1st Circuit's decision is*here*(PDF). Reason.tv covered camera-shy cops (without triggering any felony charges) in May:
Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant
06/25/14 10:24 AM—UPDATED*06/25/14 09:09 PM
Police need a warrant to search the cell phone of a person who has been arrested, absent special circumstances, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
“Modern cell phones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans ‘the privacies of life,’” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote. “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the Founders fought. Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple — get a warrant.”
The high court took*two cases involving cell phone searches, one involving a smartphone and the other involving a relatively basic flip phone. In both cases, police used information on each phone to connect the plaintiffs to crimes. San Diego Police used pictures in David Leon Riley’s smartphone, and the guns they found in his trunk after pulling him over for a traffic violation, to tie him to a local faction of the Bloods street gang and an earlier shooting. In Boston, Brima Wurie was arrested on suspicion of being involved in selling drugs and a picture linked to a phone call on his flip phone to a stash of crack cocaine.*
The decision will likely have long-lasting implications for digital privacy, far beyond the immediate concern surrounding how and when police can search a mobile device.*Police are typically allowed to search an individual after an arrest, but Roberts wrote that the amount of personal information contained on a cell phone made such a search different from the usual objects authorities might find when asking someone to empty their pockets.
“A*cell phone search would typically expose to the government far more than the most exhaustive search of a house,” he wrote. “A phone not only contains in digital form many sensitive records previously found in the home; it also contains a broad array of private information never found in a home in any form—unless the phone is.”
The court held that the “exigent circumstances” exception to the warrant requirement also applied to cell phones – that is, imminent danger to life or the possibility that evidence would be destroyed might justify searching a phone without a warrant. Justice Samuel Alito, in a concurrence, opened the door to further exceptions. Alito wrote that he would “reconsider the question presented here if either Congress or state legislatures, after assessing the legitimate needs of law enforcement and the privacy interests of cell phone owners, enact legislation that draws reasonable distinctions based on categories of information or perhaps other variables.
”Civil libertarian groups argued that advances in technology mean that the right of individuals to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers or effects” as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution mean that police should seek warrants before rifling through suspects’ mobile devices. The government countered that those same technological advancements aid criminals, and that remote wiping and encryption could be used to destroy or conceal evidence of serious crimes. At oral argument, the justices*seemed split*over where to draw the line for when police should seek a warrant to search a mobile device, and*some seemed confused about modern social media applications. *
Yet ultimately the high court was unanimous in its judgment. Roberts’ opinion embraced arguments long advanced by civil liberties groups about the need to reinterpret the Fourth Amendment in light of new technologies.
*“The term ‘cell phone’ is itself misleading shorthand; many of these devices are in fact minicomputers that also happen to have the capacity to be used as a telephone,” Roberts wrote. “They could just as easily be called cameras, video players, rolodexes, calendars, tape recorders, libraries, diaries, albums, televisions, maps, or newspapers.
”Modern cell phones contain an incredible amount of information. At 16 gigabytes, the smallest iPhone model can hold a “football field’s worth of books,”*according to a brief*filed by the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Nine out of 10 Americans, according to a survey by the Pew Center, own cell phones, and more than half – 55% – were identified as “smartphones.”Cell phones, Roberts joked in his opinion, “are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.”*
Video Released of Trooper-Involved Shooting
11:52 a.m. EDT September 25, 2014
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The video showing a shooting involving a former South Carolina state trooper and an unarmed man has been released to the public.
Sheriff: Local Cops Need MRAPs Because America Has Turned Into A War Zone
By Mark Alesia,*www.armytimes.comJune 16th, 2014
In a pole barn in Franklin, sharing space with a motorcycle and a boat, sat an imposing military vehicle designed for battlefields in Iraq or Afghanistan, not the streets of Johnson County.
It is an MRAP — a bulletproof, 60,000-pound, six-wheeled behemoth with heavy armor, a gunner’s turret and the word “SHERIFF” emblazoned on its flank — a vehicle whose acronym stands for “mine resistant, ambush protected.”
VIDEO: NYPD Officer Hits Unarmed Teen in the Face With His Gun
By*Murray Weiss*on October 7, 2014 7:29am*
10-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Just for the Record
Scores of IS Flags Found in Israel’s Upper Nazareth: Reports
14:38*07/10/2014 © RIA Novosti. Andrei Stenin
MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - Municipal workers in an industrial zone of the northern Israeli city of Upper Nazareth have discovered 25 black flags associated with the brutalIslamic State*(IS) terrorist group, the Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday.
Local authorities were looking into the incident, the paper said, adding there had been no arrests yet.On Monday, black flags with white Arab writings emerged over the besieged Syrian town of*Kobani*on the border with Turkey as IS fighters are closing their grip on the strategic settlement.
In early September, Israel officially banned the Islamic State as a terrorist organization and prohibited any IS gatherings or the use of IS symbols on its territory.
The IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012.
In June 2014, the group extended its attacks to northern and western Iraq, declaring a caliphate on the territories it had seized. In August, the United States started launching*airstrikesagainst IS positions in Iraq and extended its operations to Syria in September.
In*the past three months, battle-hardened Syrian rebels have transported scores of wounded Syrians across a cease-fire line that has separated Israel from Syria since 1974, according to a 15-page report by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the work of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Once in Israel, they receive medical treatment in a field clinic before being sent back to Syria, where, presumably, some will return to carry on the fight.
U.N. blue helmets responsible for monitoring the decades-old cease-fire report observing armed opposition groups "transferring 89 wounded persons" from Syrian territory into Israel, where they were received by members of the Israel Defense Forces, according to the report. The IDF returned 21 Syrians to armed opposition members back in Syria, including the bodies of two who died.
"Throughout the reporting period, UNDOF frequently observed armed members of the opposition interacting with the IDF across the cease-fire line," according to the report. "On one occasion UNDOF observed the IDF on the Alpha side [inside Israel] handing over two boxes to armed opposition on the Bravo side [inside Syria]."
Bibi calls Iran greater ‘threat’ than ISIL
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:37AM GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated Tel Aviv’s war-mongering position on the Islamic Republic, calling Iran a greater “threat” than the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels
BY*COLUM LYNCHJUNE 11, 2014 - 10:06 AM
Israel*is quietly cultivating ties with moderate Syrian rebel groups operating along the country's U.N.-monitored cease-fire line with Syria, providing medical care and other unidentified supplies to the insurgents while potentially extracting a valuable vein of intelligence on the activities of President Bashar al-Assad's army as well as extremist opposition forces within Syria.
Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria
Posted on*September 29, 2014*by*WashingtonsBlog
10-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Father Abraham [Lincoln] and the Children of Israel
Lincoln: And so the Children of Israel were driven from the happy land of Canaan.
Kaskel: Yes, and that is why we have come to Father Abraham, to ask his protection.
Lincoln: And this protection they shall have at once.
Cesar J. Kaskel, apprising President Lincoln of General Grant's Order Number 11
In his scholarly study of American Jewry and the Civil War (Philadelphia, 1951), Bertram W. Korn writes that in the eulogy Rabbi Isaac M. Wise delivered after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, he claimed: "the lamented Abraham Lincoln believed himself to be bone from our bone and flesh from our flesh. He supposed himself to be a descendant of Hebrew parentage. He said so in my presence." There is no shred of evidence to substantiate Wise's assertion, Korn declares, and "Lincoln is not known to have said anything resembling this to any of his other Jewish acquantances." But, Korn asserts, Lincoln "could not have been any friendlier to individual Jews, or more sympathetic to Jewish causes, if he had stemmed from Jewish ancestry." He also points to the Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Lincoln Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress as a prime source "for the elucidation of Lincoln's contacts with various Jews ... in particular ... Abraham Jonas and Isachar Zacharie."
Some of the "elucidation" Korn mentions may be gathered from sixteen items, eight in manuscript and eight in print, garnered from the Library's rich lode of Lincolniana.
Correspondence with the President
In 1860, Lincoln wrote to Abraham Jonas (1801-1864) "you are one of my most valued friends." The friendship began soon after Jonas settled in Quincy, Illinois, in 1838. He came from Kentucky where he had lived for ten years, served in the State Legislature for four terms, and become the Grand Master of the Kentucky Masons. Before that he lived in Cincinnati; to which he came from England in 1819, to join his brother, Joseph, the first Jewish settler there. In Quincy, Jonas kept store and studied law, which became his lifelong calling. From 1849 to 185 1, he served as postmaster and in 1861 was reappointed to that office by Lincoln. Two letters from the Jonas-Lincoln correspondence in the Library's collection are especially illuminating.
When Lincoln visited Quincy in 1854, he spent most of his time with Jonas, as we can see from his letter to Jonas on July 21, 1860. What occasioned Lincoln's letter was one from Jonas in which he told the presidential candidate: "I have just been creditably informed, that Isaac N. Morris is engaged in obtaining affidavits and certificates of certain Irishmen that they saw you in Quincy come out of a Know Nothing Lodge." Jonas feared that this purported association with a nativist antiforeigner political party would cost Lincoln many immigrant votes, so he alerted his friend in a "confidential" letter. Lincoln's lengthy reply states, in part:
Yours of the 20th received. I suppose as good, or even better men than I may have been in American or Know-Nothing lodges; but in point of fact, I never was in one, at Quincy or elsewhere. I was never in Quincy but one day and two nights while Know-Nothing lodges were in existence, and you were with me that day and both those nights. I had never been there before in my life; and never afterwards, till the joint debate with Douglas in 1858. It was in 1854 when I spoke in some hall there, and after the speaking, you with others took me to an oyster saloon, passed an hour there, and you walked with me to, and parted with me at the Quincy House, quite late at night. I left by stage for Naples before day-light in the morning, having come in by the same route, after dark the evening previous to the speaking, when I found you waiting at the Quincy House to meet me ...
That I never was in a Knownothing lodge in Quincy, I should expect could be easily proved, by respectable men who were always in the lodges and never saw me there. An affidavit of one or two such would put the matter at rest.
And now, a word of caution. Our adversaries think they can gain a point if they could force me to openly deny the charge, by which some degree of offence would be given to the Americans. For this reason it must not publicly appear that I am paying any attention to the charge.
Whatever was done, or not done, by Jonas, must have been effective because the matter was never mentioned publicly during the campaign.
This letter marked “Confidential” discloses the intimate longtime friendship of Lincoln and Abraham Jonas, and Lincoln's political prudence as well as his political stance.
Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, July 21, 1860.
Manuscript Division, Papers of Abraham Lincoln.
In a letter from Jonas to Lincoln on December 30, 1860, marked "Private," Jonas again alerts his friend:
The purport of this communication must be my apology for troubling you-and my great anxiety in regard to your personal safety and the preservation of our National integrity will I think justify me on this occasion, when you have so much to think of and so many things to perplex you.
You perhaps are aware, that I have a very large family connection in the South, and that in New Orleans I have six children and a host of other near relatives. I receive many letters from them, their language has to be very guarded, as fears are entertained that the sanctity of the mails, is not much regarded. on yesterday I received a letter from N.O. from one who is prudent, sound and careful of what he writes and among other things, he says "things are daily becoming worse here, God help us, what will be the result, it is dreadful to imagine. One thing I am satisfied of, that there is a perfect organization, fearful in numbers and contrauled by men of character and influence, whose object is to prevent the inauguration of Lincoln, large numbers of desperate characters, many of them from this city, will be in Washington on the 4th of March and it is their determination, to prevent the inauguration, and if by no other means, by using violence on the person of Lincoln. Men, engaged in this measure are known to be of the most violent character, capable of doing any act, necessary to carry out their vile measures." The writer of this, I know, would not say, what he does, did he not believe the statement above given to you. I cannot give you, his name, for were it known, that he communicated such matters to persons in the North, his life would be in danger — and I trust you will not communicate, having received any such information from me. I had seen rumors in the Newspapers to the like effect, but did not regard them much — this however alarms me, and I think is worthy of some notice. What ought to be done-you are more capable of judging, than any other person — but permit me to suggest — ought not the Governors of the free States, and your friends generally to adopt at once some precautionary measure-no protection can be expected from the damned old traitor at the head of the Government or his subordinates-something should be done in time and done effectually.
With great esteem and devotion
I am truly yrs —
In this prescient letter marked “Private” Abraham Jonas warns Lincoln that he has been informed by a relative in New Orleans that
large numbers of desperate characters...will be in Washington on the 4th of March and it is their determination to prevent the inauguration, and if by no other means, by using violence on the person of Lincoln.
Abraham Jonas to Abraham Lincoln, December 30, 1860.
Manuscript Division, Papers of Abraham Lincoln.
full archive of letters at link below
Father Abraham [Lincoln] & the Children of Israel:
Order No. 11
The New York Times called General Orders No. 11 issued by Major General U.S. Grant on December 17, 1862 "one of the deepest sensations of the war." Grant's order read:
The Jews, as a class violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department and also department orders, are hereby expelled from the department within twenty-four hours from the receipt of this order.
Post commanders will see to it that all of this class of people be furnished passes and required to leave, and any one returning after such notification will be arrested and held in confinement until an opportunity occurs of sending them out as prisoners, unless furnished with permit from headquarters. No passes will be given these people to visit headquarters for the purpose of making personal application of trade permits.
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(1809 - 1865)
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States; first president to become officially involved in national questions of Jewish equality and anti-Jewish discrimination. Lincoln participated in two matters of Jewish historic significance. The first related to the appointment of Jewish chaplains for the army and for military hospitals. Legislation passed by the House of Representatives in July 1861 required that a chaplain be a "regularly ordained minister of some Christian denomination." Although a Jewish layman, Michael Allen did serve as chaplain; he resigned his commission after being accused of serving illegally. A campaign of public pressure was undertaken to change the law, and in December 1861 the Rev. Arnold Fishel of New York went to Washington, under the aegis of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, to act as lobbyist and civilian chaplain. He secured an appointment with Lincoln who wrote him promising to use his best efforts "to have a new law broad enough to cover what is desired by you in behalf of the Israelites." New legislation was introduced in both the House and the Senate. By July 1862, a new law made it possible for rabbis to serve as military chaplains alongside Protestant ministers and Catholic priests, for the first time in history – a major step in the Americanization of the Jewish religion. Had Lincoln ignored Fishel's representations, or actively opposed them, it is unlikely that either house of Congress would have passed the legislation.
In December 1862, General Ulysses S. *Grant issued an order expelling all Jews from the area of his command, on the alleged grounds that Jews were engaging in illegal trade. This was brought to Lincoln's attention by a Jew from Paducah, Kentucky, Cesar Kaskel, in January 1863, and Lincoln, recognizing the injustice of the order, issued instructions for its immediate cancellation. General-in-Chief H.W. Halleck, in the second of a series of telegrams, explained to Grant that "as it in terms proscribed an entire religious class, some of whom are fighting in our ranks, the President deemed it necessary to revoke it." Lincoln, consenting to see another Jewish delegation after he saw Kaskel, assured the group, which included Rabbis Isaac M. *Wise and Max *Lilienthal , that "to condemn a class is, to say the least, to wrong the good with the bad. I do not like to hear a class or nationality condemned on account of a few sinners."
Lincoln was a close friend and political associate of Abraham *Jonas, a Jew from Quincy, Illinois, and their correspondence reveals a warm mutual appreciation and common political loyalties.
American Jews have felt especially attracted to Lincoln as the emancipator of the black slave, as a victim of violence, as a dreamer of peace, and as the spokesman of a way of life "with malice towards none, with charity for all," which matches the idealism of the prophets.
Ferguson Protesters: “Our Brothers Need to Break Some Cracker Skulls” and “Kill the White Crackers”
by Aurelius • October 11, 2014
Calls to respond violently to supposed police-repression is reaching a fevered-pitch in the St. Louis and Ferguson areas. Just a few days ago, a Ferguson protest leader promised to take “anger” and “rage” out on innocents. Tonight, supporters of the protesters in Ferguson are calling for violence, particularly against people who are not African American.
In public, protest leaders say there will be “bloodshed” if officer Darren Wilson is not found guilty. On social media sites, protesters are pushing an agenda of violence. During a live video on ustream yesterday, members called for their “brothers” to “break some cracker skulls:”
On video, protesters scream that they’re praying for the death of the police, and threaten them with violence (WARNING, MANY EXPLETIVES):
While others are throwing around crazed conspiracy theories, from all “crackers” know about some massive conspiracy to white people invented Ebola to capitalism is behind racism and white supremacy:
full article below
Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White
By Stephanie Samuel , Christian Post Reporter
October 11, 2014|12:32 pm
Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis, one of several faith leaders who are heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to march for justice, is challenging Christians to put their faith ahead of their race when it comes to issues concerning racial relations.
"If white Christians in America acted more Christian than white when it came to race, black parents would be less fearful for their children," said Wallis.
Christians who put faith ahead of race would not be afraid to take on tough racial issues like the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson with their peers and fight for equality, Wallis asserted.
Street protests broke out over the summer in Ferguson after 18-year-old African American Michael Brown was shot dead August 6 by white police office Darren Wilson after an altercation inside the officer's car. Witnesses say Brown was unarmed and holding his hands in the air when he was hit by eight to 10 bullets.
A grand jury was convened August 20 to decide whether or not to bring the matter to trial. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Wilson testified before the jury composed of nine white members and six African American members September 16 for four hours, yet there has been little word whether he will be indicted. Last week a Twitter user claimed that the grand jury did not have enough evidence to "warrant an arrest." The possible information leak may cause further delays.
Wallis weighed in on the racial tension in America, saying, "Young black lives are worth less than young white lives in our criminal justice system and that's been painfully shown over and over again." He called this "an unacceptable reality" and declared "it's time to change."
"Time" he said "for white Christians to start acting Christians in America, not white people in America. Time for us to start acting like Christians first, white people second."
Christians, Wallis said, need to have honest discussions about race and what it means to be black in America.
Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods
Tim Brown August 20, 2014
A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area.
The videographer wrote in the description of the video:
"I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy pulled up, called all of us over, and said he worked with the government. He asked if we had a cell phone or something we could record him with. He said he was on his way out of here and wanted this recorded. I shid you not, and between my research on this government, & history, I'm inclined to believe him. Watch, like, share, tag, flood the news fb pages, WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF TIME!!!"
*Warning – Graphic Language*
Grand jury could make decision on Ferguson shooting by November
By Mark Berman and Kimberly Kindy September 24
The grand jury considering whether to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown could come to a decision by November, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Wednesday.
Jurors have received an extension that allows them to consider the case until early January, which means the decision on Darren Wilson could come nearly five months after Brown was killed. But the jury will not need that much time, according to McCulloch.
“Initially, when we first start presenting we said mid-October, which was a pretty aspirational date,” he told The Washington Post on Wednesday. “Now, it is looking like very late October, probably going into the first or second week of November even.”
McCulloch had originally said it would take until October to present all of the evidence to the grand jury, which is only hearing evidence related to the shooting. It was announced last week that the jury’s deadline had been pushed back to Jan. 7.
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Meet the Very White, Pro-Police Supporters of Darren Wilson, Online and in Ferguson
Daily IntelligencerFERGUSONAugust 19, 2014*5:10 p.m.
By*Joe CoscarelliTwitter logo
Ultimate Outrage: Ferguson Invaded By Israeli IDF
Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:16
If Ferguson photos of a ruthless, white, militarized police force against blacks looks like Israeli’s heavy handed racial war against Gaza Palestinians, there’s good reason. The Israeli Defense Force war crime-type tactics have stretched into the besieged Ferguson after the small Missouri town’s Police Chief Timothy Fitch trained in “counter-terrorism” with the IDF in Israel.
03-28-2015, 09:29 AM
Beyond Denial: Preparations for Martial Law in America
The federal government and the U.S. Army have been readying for domestic unrest for decades
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
March 27, 2015
Article link below
04-05-2015, 07:31 PM
'Emergency alert’ sparks panic among TV viewers across US
Published time: March 31, 2015 08:49*
Edited time: March 31, 2015 13:57
The residents of about a dozen US states received a scare when an ominous message rolled across their TV screens announcing an ‘emergency alert’ with the names of their states – without any explanation or further information.
A test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) began shortly before noon on Monday and was seen by millions of television viewers in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC, Infowars reported.
EAS is a special department run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS).*
The alert interrupted regularly scheduled television programs for 10 minutes with a listing of affected states and an announcement that the alert would remain in effect until midnight.
Article at link
March 31, 2015
Was Emergency Alert Message Tied To Jade Helm 15 And Florida's Martial Law Exercises? Reports Of FEMA Body Bags, Death Trains And Strange Things Going On At A Military Base In California
While the train seen in the photograph*above carrying armored tanks northbound through NorthCarolina*to who-knows-where stretched for 'miles' according*to the individual who sent it to*All News Pipeline*yesterday, a very mysterious emergency alert message*that was broadcast to televisions in states across the country and seen by millions of people, freezing on their television screens, and warning that the alert would 'remain in effect until midnight'*is being looked at by RT*as possibly being tied to the upcoming*Jade Helm 15*exercises*and themartial law extraction drillsheld in Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently. Strangely enough, the 'test' was never identified as 'only a test'.
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Why Operation Jade Helm 15 is freaking out the Internet — and why it shouldn’t be
By*Dan Lamothe*March 31*
The mission is vast both geographically and strategically: Elite service members from all four branches of the U.S. military will launch an operation this summer in which they will operate covertly among the U.S. public and travel from state to state in military aircraft. Texas, Utah and a section of southern California are labeled as hostile territory, and New Mexico isn’t much friendlier.
That’s the scheme for Jade Helm 15, a new Special Operations exercise that runs from July 15 to Sept. 15. Army Special Operations Command announced it last week, saying the size and scope of the mission*sets it apart from many other training exercises.
04-19-2015, 05:23 PM
Exclusive Video Inside Closed Jade Helm State Wal-Mart Reveals Attempt To Hide Something With Cops Guarding Loading Docks And Entrances - What Is Wal-Mart Hiding?
April 19, 2015
By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
With the closure of at least 5 Wal-Mart stores in 4 Jade Helm linked states triggering martial law and economic collapse concerns, citizen reporters are springing to action across America, taking videos and pictures of what they are seeing at their local shuttered Wal-Marts as seen in the 1st video below from DAHBOO777. Dahboo gets an exclusive report from one of his subscribers who got inside of the Pico Rivera Wal-Mart shutting down in California and reveals an attempt by Wal-Mart to prevent any information about what is going on inside of their store from getting out to the public.
Besides telling this videographer to shut down her camera as seen in the video below, the video also provides evidence of Wal-Mart setting up shelves as barriers to prevent anyone inside from seeing anything going on anywhere else within the store as well as police officers not only outside of the store but outside of the receiving docks as well, leading to concerns about exactly what it is they are expecting to receive and what they have planned for these monstrous buildings.
In the 2nd video below we'd like to thank Minister Paul for breaking down this footage in much more detail and between the blackout tape covering up the outside windows to the attempts made by Wal-Mart to conceal the rest of the store, we have to ask, what is Wal-Mart hiding?
* Why are there unmarked cars at every single entrance?
* Why are plastic coverings being put up concealing every possible way to see in to the store?
* Why have they built a strange 'staging area' as seen at 2:20 of 2nd video?
* Why all the empty shelves if they plan to reopen in 6 months?
* Why are they using the shelves to block off the rest of the store?
* Is the 2-month severance pay being received by Wal-Mart workers 'hush money'?
* Could these monstrous buildings with underground tunnels be transformed into something out of our worst dreams?
As Minister Paul points out, this whole thing stinks and while there will continue to be those who tell us these Wal-Marts are closed as an attack upon unions, a forthcoming ANP story should be enough to convince even the biggest skeptics that something sinister is going on at Wal-Mart and there's a big reason for them to be hiding what that is.
How long would it take for the 1st image below to be transformed into the 2nd?
Additional photographs below video show a Wal-Mart outside of Winchester, Kentucky that is having some work done to their own parking lot. While appearing to be unsuspicious parking lot work, one commenter mentioned it seemed like the pads being cut out are being spaced out perfectly for guard towers throughout the parking lot.
article at link below
February 28, 2015
Feds "Show Of Force" Against Americans Sends A Clear Warning: Comply Or Else!
By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine
I would like readers to look at the image below, take a good, hard look at the type of people that, in the eyes of law enforcement, including the FBI, warranted a 20 man raid from a variety of enforcement agencies, who then physically searched their persons, their vehicles, fingerprinted them, detained them and confiscated their personal belongings, including cell phones, iPads, laptops, business papers, paperwork, coinage and other valuables.
The image comes from a 2013 RT Documentary, which will be shown below, of a group called "The Republic of Texas," who RT describes as "Texans who are proud of their heritage, embrace self-reliance and are ready to live by what they preach, even if it strays from the norms of mainstream American society." The image is representative of the Republic of Texas members as a whole.
Chron.com describes the reason for the raid during a meeting help on Valentine's Day 2015:
The raid was a response to legal summons sent by Republic of Texas members to a Kerr County judge and bank employee, demanding they appear in the Republic's court at the Veterans and Foreign Wars building in Bryan the day the officers stormed in. Jarnecke's group, the subject of a half-hour YouTube documentary, maintains a small working government, including official currency, congress and courts.
"You can't just let people go around filing false documents to judges trying to make them appear in front of courts that aren't even real courts," said Kerr County sheriff Rusty Hierholzer, who led the operation.
He acknowledged he used a "show of force," grouping officers from city, county state and federal law enforcement to serve a search warrant for suspicions of a misdemeanor crime.
Make no mistake, that reason is nothing more than a pretext, because ladies and gentlemen, The Republic of Texas, like many Americans, have grievances with how the US Government and our politicians in Congress are running this nation:
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US Special Forces In Yemen Take Over American Walmart Stores
April 16, 2015
In following these SOCOM communications, this report says, a further strangeness was discovered when C2 links were also found existing between the, likewise, suddenly closed Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California and the massive US Marine base Camp Pendleton located 119 kilometers (74.0 miles) apart…a suddenly closed Walmart store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Tulsa Air National Guard Base (TANGB) located 16 kilometers (10 miles) apart…a suddenly closed Walmart store in North Midland, Texas, and Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, located 416 kilometers (259 miles) apart…a suddenly closed Walmart store in Livingston, Texas, and the highly secretive US Homeland Security base located at the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (EFJRB) in Houston, Texas, located 119 kilometers (74 miles) apart.
How to disable MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Light Armored Vehicles
Posted by*CMF Contributor
As of 2013, constitutional Americans have witnessed an increase in hostile posturing by the federal government. These hostile actions were clearly outlined by the CMF Website Administrator in the article‘The American Government continues to target Preppers’. One of the most notable actions outlined in this article was the purchase of 2,700 MRAP Light Armored Vehicles by the Department of Homeland Security. A purchase warranted as unnecessary and irrational by seasoned military and police personnel. This single purchase of MRAPs is understandably unnerving for those in the survival community.
Its high-time Americans wake up and realize our nation is under a continual threat of tyranny. Now let’s step off the soapbox and get informed. When and if*(when stressed more than if)*the federal government uses light-armored vehicles against Americans, we will need to be fully informed prior to their use. You will need to know what an MRAP is, its capabilities, and its weaknesses. This guide will assist you and your survival group.
MRAPs Light Armored Vehicles Synopsis
An MRAP is a mine-resistant ambush protected light armored vehicle, ergo the acronym MRAP. There are several classes of MRAPs; RG33, MRUV, JERRV, M-ATV, MRAP II Cougar, BMRV. There are at least 22,000 MRAPs currently being used by US Armed Forces, and over 2,700 MRAP Cougars in use by the Department of Homeland Security. With plenty more MRAPs in production. MRAPs being used by DHS have been retrofitted for domestic missions, which means nothing at all because the vehicles still maintain their battle-ready capabilities.
The best offense is a good defense. The MRAPs have led to countless successful missions in the Middle East. This is primarily due to the MRAPs hull, V shaped and protected by Frag Kit 6 armor. MRAPs can withstand explosive damage caused by improvised munitions and IEDs (improvised explosive devices). The MRAP protects a crew of up to eight and two vehicle operators that includes a gun-shield for.50 Caliber M2HB/7.62mm Caliber M240G operators.
The FK6 Armor provides effective blast mitigation while protecting from fragmentary damage. Basically, even after suffering significant damage, the MRAP can continue moving, an added benefit of the Hutchinson run-flat tires.
With further retrofitting by DHS of MRAPs, a target-acquisition sensor turret can be mounted to the vehicle equipped with .50 Caliber M2HB or a MK19 40mm Grenade Launcher. Ironically, this turret system is known as XM153 CROWS II (Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station). CROWS II Operators acquire targets with the use of day cameras, IR (infrared) cameras, and laser guided range finders…all within the safety of the RG33 MRAP.
MRAP Cougars are equipped with MaxxForce 10 engines with 375hp capable of reaching speeds of 65 mph with a range of approximately 420 miles. Its maximum payload is up to 6,000 lbs. for a combined weight of 38,000 lbs.
MRAP Disabling Methodology
The MRAPs have significant weaknesses that can be exposed during combat. However, MRAPs will pose a considerable threat to your militia or survival group. Integrate MRAP disabling in FTX until you have battle-tested methodology established for disabling light armored vehicles. The primary disadvantage civilian based militia and survival groups are faced with is the unavailability of required military-grade ordnance.
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OBAMACARE TROOPS PLANNING HOME VISITS
Constitutional attorney: 'This is not a voluntary program'
Published: 08/15/2013 at 8:36 PM
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As you prepare for the IRS to start monitoring your health insurance and make your medical records accessible to thousands, perhaps you also should vacuum your floor, wash the windows and lock up any weapons, should you be so unwise as to actually have them.
It’s all in readiness for Obamacare, which will include home visits for many citizens, maybe even everyone, depending on the interpretation of the law.
Blogger Joshua Cook at BenSwann.com highlighted the issue just this week, although it’s been evident for some time.
He points out that the federal government is allocating hundreds of millions of dollars for state programs for “evidence-based home” visits.
“Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the ‘high-risk’ categories below: Families where mom is not yet 21. Families where someone is a tobacco user. Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities. Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forced who have had multiple deployments outside the United States,” Cook wrote.
Government Acknowledges Secretive Prisons for “Domestic Terrorists,” Proposes Making Them Permanent
by Will Potter on April 14, 2010
in Terrorism Court Cases,Terrorism Prisoners
Secretive political prisons for “domestic terrorists” called Communications Management Units have been operating for more than three years on U.S. soil. Last week the federal Bureau of Prisons quietly submitted a proposal to make the experimental units permanent: a process that, by law, should have occurred before they were ever opened.
As a quick introduction, there are two Communications Management Units, or CMUs, in the country. They radically restrict prisoner communications with the outside world to levels that rival, or exceed, the most restrictive facilities in the country, including the “Supermax,” ADX-Florence. [For more information on CMUs and who is housed there: “Secretive U.S. Prison Units Used to House Muslim, Animal Rights and Environmental Activists.”]
On April 6, the Bureau of Prisons submitted a proposed rule (Docket No. 1148-P), listed in the federal register. Under the Administrative Procedures Act, there is now a required public comment period for responses to this proposal.
The public notice comes after the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union each filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the secretive facilities, where political prisoners have been transferred without notification, without explanation, and without opportunity for appeal. [See “5 Things You Should Know About America’s ‘Little Guantanamo.'”]
FOLLOWING THE LAW IN HINDSIGHT
The submitted proposal is clearly a response to these lawsuits, and an acknowledgment that the Communications Management Units were opened secretly and illegally. Now government officials are trying to cover their tracks and follow the legal process in hindsight.
It is a positive development that the government is recognizing, and being forced to defend, prison facilities kept hidden from the public. There is the possibility of placing true checks and balances on the government’s power to create experimental units that are unparalleled in the federal prison system.
However, this step in the right direction is negated by the Bureau of Prisons’ proposal to actually make these secretive prisons even more inhumane.
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New DSM-5 Reclassifies Normal Emotions into Psychiatric Disorders
By Susanne Posel – May 23, 2013
big pharma, headline
The 5th addition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has been published . This book is used by mental healthcare workers, researchers, the psychiatric community and insurance corporations to better classify more individuals with mental disorders.
The expansion of the DSM-5 has resulted in diagnostic inflation with more individuals at risk of being labeled with one kind of disorder or another.
New disorders that could warrant pharmacological or psychological interference include:
• Bereavement – which assists the community “prevent major depression from being overlooked and facilitates the possibility of appropriate treatment including therapy or other interventions.”
• Binge eating – which is now defined as “recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period of time than most people would eat under similar circumstances, with episodes marked by feelings of lack of control.”
• Asperger’s syndrome – as part of the autism spectrum with the revised diagnosis that “represents a new, more accurate, and medically and scientifically useful way of diagnosing individuals with autism-related disorders.”
In 1987, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) was defined as an expression of conflicting societal expectations imposed on women. The “disorder” has been redefined as being a cognitive reframing of symptoms that is indicative of menstrual distress.
Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is no longer an issue of psychiatric focus; but rather the problem now appears to be “gender dysphoria” or the attention toward those who feel distressed about their gender identity. Effectively, the mental issue has been redirected to those perceiving the transgender person.
Children who were once considered as having childhood bipolar disorder (CBD) for having regular temper tantrums will now be classified as having disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD).
Because the language in the definition is so vague and the diagnosis has no scientific support, this opens up the door for psychiatrist to prescribe psychotropic drugs to toddlers who throw tantrums and condition parents to believe their child is mentally ill because of a natural stage in their mental development.
Professor Christopher Dowrick said that depression is becoming a western culture-bound syndrome more than a universal disorder. While the genetic cause of depression has not been located, it seems to be a catch all for a wide range of mental disorders that warrants pharmaceutical drugs for treatment.
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New Psychiatric Diagnosis Targets “Internet Conspiracy Theorists”
24 Jan, 2015
by Dave Hodges
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Obama's New Psychiatric Diagnosis Targets “Internet Users" and "Internet Conspiracy Theorists” for Gun Ineligibility
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In its analysis of the political abuse of psychiatry in both the Soviet Union and China, The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, stated that “Psychiatric incarceration of mentally healthy people is uniformly understood to be a particularly pernicious form of repression, because it uses the powerful modalities of medicine as tools of punishment, and it compounds a deep affront to human rights with deception and fraud…” In psychiatric terms, we have become the old Soviet Union where we can be incarcerated and stripped of our rights for having the illness of “political schizophrenia”.
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05-29-2015, 02:17 PM
May 29, 2015
Closed Wal Marts All Within Miles Of Railroad Tracks - Massive Military Convoy In Colorado - Jade Helm Confirmation Arrives
By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
In the newly created*interactive map embedded below, All News Pipeline has put together*a list*of the events that we have been watching unfold across America in the last few months leading up to Jade Helm 15 and the 1st thing that immediately jumped out at us was the extremely close proximity of ALL of the closed Wal Mart stores in Jade Helm states to railroad tracks and specifically, to railroad access points off of streets close to the closed stores. In fact, one Wal Mart, the closed store in Pico Rivera, California is a mere 1/10th of a mile away from railroad track access, leading us to ask if this was all planned out the way it appears to have been planned out? We've also received a boatload of new pictures from our readers of military convoys including the picture above showing three rigs with military vehicles seen on it at a Wal Mart store in Chatanooga, Tennessee and many more below including a massive military convoy in Colorado.*
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Former U.S. Treasury Official Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Warns Black Swans Will Engulf The World: “It’s A Perfect Storm”
May 29, 2015
With people around the world worried about the escalating crisis in Greece and conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, today former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, warned*King World News that we are in danger of black swans engulfing the world. *He then cautioned,*“It's a perfect storm.”
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts:**“The United States is declining very rapidly, and when the match is lit the thing is going to go up in an inferno because there are just too many unsupportable values in bonds, stocks, currencies, and in political credibility….
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Gerald Celente – We Are About To See Total Panic Engulf The World
May 06, 2015
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The world is drowning in debt, warns Goldman Sachs
By*Szu Ping Chan
6:25PM BST 26 May 2015
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A Newly Released Jade Helm Document Reveals the True Intent of the Drill
Posted by*Dave Hodges
Warning: The following may contain images and messages which are troublesome to those who suffer from cognitive dissonance and corporate media group think.*
A relatively new and obscure document,*U.S. Army Special Operations Command “ARSOF Operating Concept*is theblueprint*for*Jade Helm. This document does not boldly use*phrasessuch as “extracting political dissidents”, but it does use “legal language” to basically communicate the same messages that many in the Independent Media have*been telling the public about for 6 weeks, namely, thatARSOF is going to be used to extract political dissidents and then enforce martial law.
Key*phrases*and terms of the ARSOF document are presented here so as to have no misunderstanding as to meaning and intent. Other relevant military documents are mentioned in order to reinforce the interpretation of the ARSOF, Jade Helm inspired document.
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01-18-2016, 06:01 AM
Youtube videos shows Armed Drones circling Standoff-link only due to mysterious disappearing videos
Oregon standoff Day 17: What you need to know Monday
As we enter Day 17 of the standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, here are the latest developments:
● Critics of Ammon Bundy and his followers occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have*launched a protest designed to line the pocketbooks of Bundy's opponents. The campaign, founded by a pair of brothers from Oregon, is known aas G.O.H.O.M.E., an acronym that stands for Getting the Occupiers of Historic Oregon Malheur Evicted.
●*A protester believed to be involved in the Malheur refuge standoff*crashed on a road near Hines early Sunday, but he was uninjured.
●*KrisAnne Hall, a prominent national face of the so-called patriot movement, will visit Burns on Monday*to conduct public workshops supporting the point-of-view of those occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Hall, a Florida attorney and radio talk show host, is scheduled to lecture from 5-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Harney County Fairgrounds. Her assistant said she will cover two topics: sovereignty of the state and the constitutional limits of the federal government's control.
●*Tensions mounted over the weekend*at the refuge, where*men involved in Oregon's*armed standoff clashed with conservationists*and accused government workers of harassing their families.
Follow The Oregonian/OregonLive team from the scene today on Twitter:
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Arizonans orchestrating Oregon rancher standoffJoe Dana, 12 News13 days ago
Three men with close ties to Arizona are involved with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility in southeastern Oregon.
Leading the takeover of the compound, which began Saturday, is onetime Laveen homeowner Ammon Bundy. He is the son of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who attracted national media attention in 2014 after refusing to pay grazing ordered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Ammon Bundy recently moved from his Laveen home with his family, said neighbor Bennie Langendorf. The two men have been friends for fifteen years, Langendorf said Monday.
"He's a very devoted Christian and the best neighbor we ever had," Langendorf said.
Monday afternoon, Bundy stood in front of a handful of protesters at a press conference outside the refuge facility near Burns, Oregon. Bundy said he and about two dozen men and women were planning to stay at the compound as long as necessary to "go to work" reinstating lands to ranchers who lost their properties to the feds.
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Oregon Protesters find and Remove HIDDEN "Goverment" SPY Cameras
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Jon Ritzheimer, organizer of various anti-Islam rallies, appears in Oregon protest videos
Associated Press , Vivian Padilla
9:08 PM, Jan 3, 2016
5:12 AM, Jan 4, 2016
The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land.
Videos have surfaced online of*Jon Ritzheimer*, a*local man who has organized*and*led various armed*rallies*against Islam*and the Muslim community in the Valley, who appears to be in Oregon supporting the group of protesters.
In*one video posted online*, Ritzheimer*is seen holding a copy of the constitution saying, "We need to stand our ground together, if we don't stand our ground together, that's when he fall."
In the video he says, "Tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty, don't forget that people."*
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The Case for Civil Disobedience in Oregon Ammon Bundy talks to reporters about the Oregon protest. PRINT ARTICLE by DAVID FRENCH January 4, 2016 3:55 PM @DAVIDAFRENCH
Watching the news yesterday, a person could be forgiven for thinking that a small group of Americans had literally lost their minds. Militias are marching through Oregon on behalf of convicted arsonists? A small band of armed men has taken over a federal building? The story practically writes itself. Or does it? Deranged militiamen spoiling for a fight against the federal government make for good copy, but what if they’re right? What if the government viciously and unjustly prosecuted a rancher family so as to drive them from their land? Then protest, including civil disobedience, would be not just understandable but moral, and maybe even necessary.
Ignore for a moment the #OregonUnderAttack hashtag — a rallying cry for leftists accusing the protesters of terrorism — and the liberal media’s self-satisfied cackling. Read the court documents in the case that triggered the protest, and the accounts of sympathetic ranchers. What emerges is a picture of a federal agency that will use any means necessary, including abusing federal anti-terrorism statutes, to increase government landholdings. The story as told by the protesters begins not with the federal criminal case against Steven and Dwight Hammond but many years earlier, with the creation and expansion of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a tract of federal land set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt as “a preserve and breeding-ground for native birds.” The federal government has since expanded the preserve in part by buying adjacent private land. Protesters allege that when private landowners refused to sell, the federal government got aggressive, diverting water during the 1980s into the “rising Malheur lakes.” Eventually, the lakes flooded “homes, corrals, barns, and graze-land.” Ranchers who were “broke and destroyed” then “begged” the government to buy their “useless ranches.”
What if the government viciously and unjustly prosecuted a rancher family so as to drive them from their land?
By the 1990s, the Hammonds were among the few private landowners who remained adjacent to the Refuge. The protesters allege that the government then began a campaign of harassment designed to force the family to sell its land, a beginning with barricaded roads and arbitrarily revoked grazing permits and culminating in an absurd anti-terrorism prosecution based largely on two “arsons” that began on private land but spread to the Refuge.
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Obama’s DOJ Demands More Prison Time for Ranchers; Protesters Seize Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
By*RACHEL ALEXANDERJanuary 3, 2016*•*12 Comments
Make a mistake on federal land, even when you think you have permission, and you may find yourself going to prison for terrorism.* That’s the experience of Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father and son who own a family ranch in southern Oregon and are headed to prison Monday. This weekend some of his ranching associates*had had enough.
A peaceful street protest in support of the Hammonds was quickly followed by something more dramatic. “After the peaceful rally was completed today, a group of outside militants drove to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, where they seized and occupied the refuge headquarters,”*Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward*said.*“A collective effort from multiple agencies is currently working on a solution.”
Ammon Bundy, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy,*said*that*he, two of his brothers and scores*of other protesters were*occupying the headquarters.*The Oregonian*reports:
In phone interviews from inside the occupied building Saturday night, Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan Bundy, said they are not looking to hurt anyone. But they would not rule out violence if police tried to remove them, they said.
“The facility has been the tool to do all the tyranny that has been placed upon the Hammonds,” Ammon Bundy said.
The Oregonian*story also includes an*Ammon Bundy Facebook video asking others*to come help him. There he says that “this is not a time to stand down. It’s a time to stand up and come to Harney County.” Beneath the video, the*AP reports, is this statement: “ALL PATRIOTS IT’S TIME TO STAND UP NOT STAND DOWN!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! COME PREPARED.”
So, have Dwight and Steven Hammond*been unjustly convicted? In 2001 and then again in 2006, the two purposely set two controlled range*fires on*land they were leasing from the*federal government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in*rural, southern Oregon.*The 2001 fire was set to eliminate invasive species and, on their account, accidentally burned 139 acres of the land. They explained the*2006*fire*was*set to protect their land from fires raging on adjacent*federal land, and accidentally burned only*one acre of BLM land.*No one was hurt in either fire.
Steven Hammond said he*called and received*permission from the BLM to set the first fire.** The BLM claims there was no agreement.
Curiously, the DOJ did not press charges until 2011, five years after the second fire and ten years after the first one. Even more curiously, the DOJ didn’t charge them for misuse of public lands. The indictment accused them of violating the Anti-Terrorism Act. The relevant part of that law was intended to apply to people who intentionally start forest fires as acts of terrorism, not ranchers using standard ranching techniques to try to control invasive species and lower the risk of forest fires.
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U.S. Federal Attorney Amanda Marshal
UNBELIEVABLE Update – Oregon “Bundy Militia” Standoff – The U.S. Attorney At The Heart of The Hammond Family Problem…
The media are focused on the “Bundy Militia” angle to the standoff in Burns Oregon, where Aamon Bundy and brothers have taken over a Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters to draw attention to the plight of the Hammond family (Full Complex Back Story Here).
However, a little research (HatTip NeverTooLate) into*the original legal battle*reveals a rather startling update.
The initial, and regarded by many as overreaching, federal prosecution resulted in a federal court judge Michael Hogan assigning a 3-month sentence and 1-year sentence for Dwight Lincoln Hammond Jr (73) and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond (46) respectively.
Even federal Judge Hogan stated the prosecution under “terrorism statutes” itself was an overreach and herefused to assign ridiculously high sentences*for behavior that almost every rancher has conducted for generations.
Those sentences were fulfilled by the father an son duo in 2013 with Steven Hammond exiting prison in January 2014.** However, it was a decision by the U.S Attorney for the State of Oregon,*Amanda Marshall,*who called for an appeal to the original sentencing:
Amanda Marshall: Former U.S. Attorney for Oregon. Marshall recommended that the federal government challenge the Hammonds’ original prison sentences. By law, the convictions come with mandatory five-year sentences, but U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan in 2012 balked at the punishment and instead sentenced Dwight Hammond to three months and Steven Hammond to one year.
Marshall called Hogan’s punishments “unlawful.” The solicitor general authorized a rare appeal of an Oregon judge’s order. The appeals court sided with the prosecution, and the Hammonds returned to federal court last year to face a second sentencing. At that hearing, U.S. Chief District Judge Ann Aiken ordered the pair to finish five-year terms.”*(link)
So what would prompt U.S. Attorney for the Sate of Oregon*Ms Amanda Marshall*to file such a “rare” appeal? And, what motivation might lay behind her intentions?
A review of Amanda Marshall reveals some rather disturbing facts.
First, she was an Obama appointee.* A very left-wing activist appointee who took office October 7th 2011.* Marshall had no experience at all as a federal prosecutor before being given the job as a U.S. Attorney for Oregon.
Marshall was plucked from a*child advocacy legal jobinside the Oregon Department of Justice.*[Pay attention to this little “child advocacy aspect” because it might play a larger role later on.] Before that, she served as a deputy district attorney in Coos County.* Why?* Apparently it was because the White House wanted a woman for the job.
She lived in a commune and her life-history, all the way back to a childhood with an activist mom, is a representative story of how a*liberal moonbat is created:
* Marshall’s a bit of an outsider — having no prior experience in the federal system — and they know little about her.
So it may surprise them to learn Marshall spent part of her childhood in a commune, watched a Super Bowl at Grace Slick’s house, hung out backstage at Grateful Dead concerts, sang and danced for years in a small-town community theater and — as a young prosecutor in Coos County — carried a 9 mm pistol to crime scenes because, as she recently noted, “That’s how we rolled in the Coos.”
Marshall, 42, would be the first to acknowledge — with all deference to the Grateful Dead — that hers has been a long, strange trip indeed.
The past two years alone, as she ascended from a little-known supervisor in the child advocacy section of the Oregon Department of Justice to a corner office in the venerable Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, was a grinding, sometimes demoralizing affair with a dash of political controversy.* (read more)
You really have to read*the whole story,*including her sisters arrest on drug charges, her estranged family and how her own daughter views her as eccentric to get the full scope of the person who was in charge of a “Childs Advocacy Section” and then later became U.S. Attorney for the state of Oregon.***You really have to*read it all.
But wait, it gets better.
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Oregon's top prosecutor Amanda Marshall appears to be focus of investigation, not assistant
By*Jeff Manning | The Oregonian/OregonLive*
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on March 16, 2015 at 1:39 PM, updated*March 16, 2015 at 5:21 PM
The mysterious and abrupt departure of Amanda Marshall last week as*U.S. Attorney in Oregon*got a little less murky Monday when the*U.S. Justice Department*released its first statement on the situation seeming to confirm that Marshall is indeed the focus of an ongoing investigation.
The department disputed a statement from Marshall's attorney that Scott Kerin, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Portland office, is the one being investigated by the Office of Inspector General, not Marshall.
Marshall started an indefinite leave of absence last Thursday citing personal health reasons. The Oregonian/OregonLive broke the news that Justice Department investigators were reviewing a potentially inappropriate relationship between Marshall and Kerin.
Marshall allegedly harassed Kerin after he tried to break off the relationship, sources said.
Charese Rohny, Marshall's attorney, said instead that Marshall was the victim in this case. "I was told by the OIG they're investigating Scott," Rohny said. "That's what initiated the investigation."
On Monday, the Justice Department took issue with Rohny's statement.
"The statements in the article attributed to a lawyer for U.S. Attorney Marshall do not accurately represent the position of the OIG," the department said.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
What is the likely impact of Amanda Marshall's leave on the Kitzhaber/Hayes investigation?
There is some weird irony in the fact that the most notorious investigative matter of Amanda Marshall's prosecutorial career has been that of a politician brought down primarily because of a relationship, and*it's now possible that her career as a public official will end*because of a relationship. [UPDATE 3/20: The*Oregonian's Bryan Denson*reports*that there wasn't any romantic relationship, but rather too much texting and emailing, possibly about the Assistant U.S. Attorney's personal life.]
But irony aside, one might wonder what will be the likely impact of Marshall's leave on the ongoing investigation of ex-Governor Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes.
As I see it, the likely impact is pretty much ... zero.
U.S. Attorneys are frequently tapped to become U.S. District Judges, which is not surprising, since the candidates for both positions are usually selected from a pool recommended by the Senator(s) of that State, assuming congruent political party affiliation with the President. (Or, they may become state judges, which is what happened with Karin Immergut, who served as the U.S. Attorney in Oregon from 2003 to 2009.)
Connecticut Supreme Court rules confiscation of firearms legal and constitutional
Posted by*Coach Collins
By Doug Book, editor
In 2013, the New York City Police Department begansending notices to certain gun owners*using a “…centralized firearms registry which lists the city’s gun owners and what firearms they have in their possession.”* The notice referred to firearms prohibited under*New York’s “Safe Act,”*the law passed (in part) in
vengeful retaliation against law abiding owners of so-called “Assault Weapons” for the murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The gun owners were given a simple choice—surrender the now illegally held guns to the police, remove them from the city, destroy them or become a wanted felon. How did the City know where to send the letters? Simple. The recipients had revealed their identity by registering their firearms.
In Connecticut the same legislation was passed in response to the same tragedy, the only difference being lawmakers there were responsible for the murders, having declaring Sandy Hook a “Gun Free Zone.”
By the end of the mandatory registration period in the Constitution State some 50,000 owners had registered their black rifles*while an estimated*300 to 400 thousand had refused. What’s to be done about intimidating those miscreants into ceding their liberty to Governor Malloy, no one in Hartford seems to know.
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Updated: Train wipes out 23 elk east of Helena: Warden says 'there's not much left'
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Armed militia, incl. Bundy bros, occupy forest reserve HQ in Oregon, call ‘US patriots’ to arms
January 3, 2016
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s three sons and “about 150” militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge HQ to protest the pending imprisonment of two Oregon ranchers accused of arson, arguing the federal government has no authority in local cases.
Sheriff David Clarke Warns of Obama’s Gun Confiscation Mission
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke*has opened up about the recent gun control push by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Obama's talks regarding an Australian-style gun confiscation plan here in the united States.
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Attorney General Eric Holder was 'armed' when he took part in protest at Columbia and occupied a school office for five days
By Daily Mail Reporter19:28 01 Oct 2012, updated 20:41 01 Oct 2012
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Why Are Leftists So Gung-Ho About Shooting Americans For Disobeying Government?
In the aftermath of Ammon Bundy’s group takeover of an empty government hut in the wilderness in response to the government’s egregious miscarriage of justice against the Hammond family, the left has given in to its ravenous,Twilight-style bloodlust. Jonathan Chait of*The New Yorker*tweeted:
New ATF guidance on gun sales is legally meaningless (or else it would be unlawful)
By*Jonathan H. Adler*January 5*
December 30, 2015 ↔ 20 commentsNEW GUN LAW JAN 1ST: Allows Police To SEIZE Your Weapons Merely If Someone ASKS. It Begins...
We’ve been warned, and now here it is, just days away…starting with, SURPRISE SURPRISE…California. THIS Friday when this new law takes effect, just about anyone will be able to “whine” about you. Then shortly after… a*search and seize order*to grab your guns can follow.
When California’s new law takes effect on Friday, your Second Amendment rights will be in the hands of your ex-girlfriend.
Or ex-wife, or therapist or neighbor – anyone, really, who doesn’t like you.
The “Gun Violence Restraining Order” act, which goes into effect the first of the year, gives the state authority (it claims) to seize all your legally-owned weapons for up to three weeks based on nothing but someone else’s word.
A judge – after hearing “concerns” from just about anyone who claims to know you, can sign a search and seizure order, giving police full authority to bust into your home and seize your firearms.
This can all be done without you ever knowing, The Daily Caller is reporting. You are not a party to the complaint and you have no way of contesting the seizure or getting your firearms back until after the three-week “cooling-off” period has expired. Then you are required to prove you’re not a public menace to get your guns back. If you don’t, the judge can extend the seizure for up to one year.
California Holocaust Denial Speech Restrictions Initiative (2016)
The*Holocaust Denial Speech Restrictions Initiative*(#15-0073) is an initiated state statute proposed for the*California*ballot onNovember 8, 2016.
The measure would prohibit speech in any state-funded school, museum or educational institution that claims Jewish, Armenian or Ukrainian Holocausts did not exist. It would also prohibit Holocaust denial organizations from distributing information or conducting activities at these state-funded locations.
01-20-2016, 12:51 PM
' God wants us here’: More militiamen arrive at Malheur"We're doing what's right, we're doing what the founding fathers would do"
Andrew Dymburt and KOIN 6 News StaffPublished:*January 20, 2016, 4:22 pm**Updated:January 20, 2016, 4:40 pm
BURNS, Ore. (KOIN) — The same day*Oregon Governor Kate Brown called the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “absolutely intolerable”,*more militiamen from around the country drove in truck by truck to join the cause.
Group leader Ammon Bundy says there is much work to be done, and that’s why Wednesday’s regularly scheduled press conference was canceled.
“We came here to work and we are working,” Bundy said. “We have crews that are working and our teams that are working on.”
That includes a legal team, security detail, crews to tend to the property and numerous other small groups tasked with “important” work.
Bundy reportedly met with his top-ranking counterparts for several hours on Wednesday, but*he’s keeping a tight lip about what was actually discussed.
Still, the heavily armed*militants believe their cause is not only just, but an act of divine intervention.
“God wants us here, there’s a sense that’s beckoning and it comes from heaven,” militiaman Kelly Gneiting*said. “We’re doing what’s right, we’re doing what the founding fathers would do because we’re inspired by God, also.”
But the town seems to overwhelmingly disagree.
Residents*expressed their frustrations with the refuge occupation at a community meeting*Wednesday night.*Bundy*sat quietly among hundreds of locals at the meeting, listening as many loudly chanted at him to “go”.
“Ammon, you need to go home to your family; thank you,” local resident Jennifer Williams said.
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty took the microphone over to where Bundy sat in the bleachers and told Bundy he’d drive him wherever he wanted to go, as far as Utah. He also offered to meet with him anytime.
Bundy and his small posse left after the meeting without incident.
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01-27-2016, 01:24 AM
FBI tells Oregon refuge occupiers to leave as authorities set up roadblocks
By*Les Zaitz | The Oregonian/OregonLive*
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on January 27, 2016 at 1:01 AM, updated*January 27, 2016 at 6:09 AM
BURNS – Law enforcement officers set up roadblocks Tuesday night around the headquarters of the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge hours after one of the takeover's top spokesmen was killed and other leaders were arrested on a highway out of town.
FBI officials told those still at the compound, about 30 miles southeast of Burns, that they were free to leave and should do so. By midnight, few people appeared to have taken up the offer and the lights were still on.
Authorities provided no information about the roadblocks, but have scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Burns.
Only a few people had left, said Gary Hunt, who arrived Sunday from California to support the occupation. "The rest have decided they're going to hold their ground," he said.
Hunt -- a board member of Operation Mutual Defense, a network of militias and patriot sympathizers – left the headquarters late Tuesday and talked to The Oregonian/OregonLive while parked six miles from the refuge.
Among those still there was Ammon Bundy's wife, Lisa. She told those at the compound that she took a call from her husband after his arrest and he described some of what happened.
Hunt said there was confusion among those remaining at the compound and he wasn't certain who was providing leadership.
The protesters anticipate that law enforcement will take action against them, he said. "They've got their observers out," he said.* **
In recent days, it looked as if about 40 people were staying in the buildings, including women and children.
Occupiers and supporters have traveled freely in and out of the headquarters and to Burns. Police have kept a low profile in the refuge area since Ammon Bundy and a small band of armed followers took over the compound on Jan. 2 to protest the federal arson sentences of two local ranchers and government land-use policies.
Police had blocked the primary route into the refuge – two-lane Sod House Lane –* about a quarter-mile west of the refuge entrance. A large front-end loader sat across the road, with other police vehicles parked on the shoulders.
All had their lights off, creating an eerie scene out on the high desert with a nearly full moon.
The roadblock could be seen from the refuge compound and especially from the fire tower where the occupiers have posted around-the-clock lookouts.
The compound sits in a bowl beside Sod House Lane and includes office buildings, shops, a bunkhouse and a museum.
With Ammon Bundy and other leaders under arrest, it was unclear who was left to lead the occupation. Blaine Cooper and Jason Patrick, two of those involved in the original occupation and who have been active in leadership, were part of the contingent still at the refuge.
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Dead Cowboy,' Arrests Leave Oregon Standoff in Disarray Protest spokesman LaVoy Finicum is dead
BY ROB QUINN, *NEWSER STAFF
JAN 27, 2016 4:09 AM CST*|*UPDATED JAN 27, 2016 7:09 AM CST
NEWSER)*– Occupation over? Eight people were arrested after an anti-government protester was*shot dead Tuesday evening, and it's no longer clear who—if anybody—is now leading the occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge. The man killed after FBI and state police stopped vehicles on Highway 395 has been identified as Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, 55, a spokesman for the occupation and one of its most visible members, the*Oregonian*reports. "He would never ever want to hurt somebody, but he does believe in defending freedom and he knew the risks involved," one of the Arizona rancher's 11 children tells the paper. In other developments:
The FBI and Oregon State Police say group leader Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan were among five people arrested after the highway incident,*Oregon Public Broadcastingreports. Two men were arrested in the nearby town of Burns, and another suspect was arrested in Arizona.
Authorities say Ryan Bundy, 43, suffered a gunshot wound during the incident and was treated in a hospital before being released to FBI custody.It isn't clear how many people remain at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which the protesters seized in early January. Bundy supporter Brand Thornton says he left on Monday. "The entire leadership is gone," he tells the*AP. "I wouldn't blame any of them for leaving."There are conflicting accounts of the highway shooting. Nevada lawmaker Michele Fiore says Ammon Bundy called his wife and told her that Finicum was cooperating with authorities when he was shot, but sources tell the*Oregonian*that he resisted arrest and ignored an order to surrender.Raw Story*reports that one of the two men arrested in Arizona is Jon Ritzheimer, another high-profile occupier. In a*Facebook post, he says he came home to see his daughters before turning himself in, and he asks for donations to help with legal fees.The FBI says all eight people arrested will face a federal felony charge of "conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threat," per the AP."I am pleased that the FBI has listened to the concerns of the local community and responded to the illegal activity occurring in Harney County by outside extremists," Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said in a statement. "I hope that the remaining individuals occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will peacefully surrender."One occupier still at the refuge tells the*New York Times*that the plan now is to wait for sunlight "and see what's up." Jason Patrick says the mood is "prepared but calm," but he believes the FBI is "hellbent on war." "They said 'peaceful resolution,' but now there is a dead cowboy," he says.
High-profile militant Jon Ritzheimer flees home to Arizona hours before feds spring trap
26 JAN 2016 AT 23:20 ET
One of the most prominent Oregon militants fled home before his comrades were shot, arrested or scattered during an apparent ambush by law enforcement officers.
Jon Ritzheimer, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who has gained a high profile for his anti-Muslim rallies and threats against government officials, shared a series of Facebook posts that indicated he’d left the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and returned home.
FYI. I came home to AZ to visit my family,” Ritzheimer posted late Tuesday. “The feds know I am here and are charging me with Conspiracy to impede a federal officer. I need an attorney. My family needs help and I am hoping they grant me bail.”
That’s the same charge that law enforcement officers have lodged against seven other militants, including Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne.
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03-08-2016, 01:55 PM
FBI agents under investigation for possible misconduct in LaVoy Finicum shooting
By*Les Zaitz | The Oregonian/OregonLive*
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on March 08, 2016 at 10:10 AM, updated*March 08, 2016 at 4:28 PM
BEND – An FBI agent is suspected of lying about firing twice at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and may have gotten help from four other FBI agents in covering up afterward, authorities revealed Tuesday.
The bullets didn't hit Finicum and didn't contribute to his death, but now all five unnamed agents, part of an elite national unit, are under criminal investigation*by the U.S. Justice Department. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is leading the independent inquiry.
The remarkable disclosure came as a team of local*investigators released findings that two state troopers shot Finicum three times in the back during the chaotic scene at a police roadblock Jan. 26. One bullet pierced his heart, an autopsy showed.
A prosecutor ruled the fatal shooting was legally justified, saying state law allows use of deadly force when officers believe a person is about to seriously injure or kill someone. Finicum kept moving his hands toward a pocket that contained a loaded handgun. Although he was shot from behind, Finicum had a trooper in front of him armed with a Taser who was thought to be in danger.
Finicum, 54, an Arizona rancher, was one of the leaders of the Jan. 2 takeover of* the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns.
Investigators gave no details to explain why the one FBI agent, a member of the Hostage Rescue Team, wouldn't report the two shots.They also didn't indicate what his four colleagues did to warrant investigation other than saying it was related to conduct after the shooting.
"The question of who fired these shots has not been resolved," said Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI in Portland. The federal agency is cooperating with the inspector general's investigation, he said at a news conference.*
The revelation is certain to inflame suspicions about Finicum's death and shake confidence in the FBI, which came under intense fire for botched handling of violent sieges at Ruby Ridge in Idaho and Waco, Texas.
Some supporters have claimed Finicum was shot while surrendering, that he was unarmed and that he was shot nine times. The sheriff in neighboring Grant County, Glenn Palmer, described the police operation as an "ambush."
Finicum's family said in a statement a month ago that he was "executed in cold blood" and accused police agencies of deliberately misleading the public about what happened. His widow, Jeanette Finicum, didn't retreat from that stance after watching the news conference.
My husband was murdered," she said in a statement.
The attorney for Ammon Bundy, the occupation's now-jailed leader, found the* news of the FBI shots troubling.
"I'm going to have to go back and reconsider all the conspiracy theories that I've written off," said the lawyer, Mike Arnold.
Investigators had planned to release police reports, interview transcripts, photographs, the autopsy report and new video to allow the public to evaluate the police findings in Finicum's death.
But they ended up releasing only one video and 19 photographs, citing the new criminal investigation for the change in plans. They also withheld the names of the involved troopers and FBI agents, saying they've tracked up to 80 threats against them, mostly on social media.
The shooting happened after police stopped a Jeep and a pickup carrying the key figures of the occupation along a remote stretch of U.S. 395 north of Burns.
Finicum was driving the truck that carried carried Ryan C. Bundy, 43, Ryan W. Payne, 32, Shawna Cox, 59, and Victoria Sharp, 18. In the Jeep behind them was driver Mark McConnell, 37, Brian D. Cavalier, 44, and Ammon Bundy, 40, the public face of the occupation. They were bound for a community meeting 100 miles north of the refuge in John Day.
Officer statements and cellphone video taken by Cox from inside the truck showed that Finicum repeatedly ignored police orders, first at the traffic stop and then after he crashed trying to elude officers. He nearly ran over an FBI agent before stalling in a roadside snowbank.
What happened in just seconds after that crash could lead to criminal charges against the FBI agents.
Cox's video showed that one shot hit the truck's left rear passenger window as Finicum stepped out. At the time, Finicum appeared to have his hands at least at shoulder height.
Investigators later established that the bullet entered the truck through the roof before shattering the window and concluded it was*fired by an FBI agent. Another bullet from the same FBI agent apparently went wild and missed the truck altogether, the investigation showed.
Finicum then moved toward the back of his truck and out of view of Cox's phone, but she was still able to record what was said outside the truck.
Officers repeatedly ordered Finicum to get on the ground, according to the video. The investigation found that Finicum first faced a state trooper taking cover in nearby trees, then turned toward two troopers advancing from the highway.
Those two state troopers fired when Finicum turned back toward the trooper in the trees while reaching for a loaded 9 mm Ruger semi-automatic pistol inside his jacket, investigators said.
Finicum was struck from behind in the left shoulder, the left upper back near his neck and the right lower back, a state autopsy found. The bullet in his lower back migrated up and hit several organs, including his heart. He died at the scene.
One of those two troopers moments earlier had fired at Finicum's truck as it barreled toward the police roadblock. That trooper hit the truck with three rounds, investigators concluded.
"All six shots fired by the Oregon State Police, the three into the truck and the three that struck Mr. Finicum, are justified," said Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris. The shots were "in fact, necessary," he said.
Although Norris cleared the troopers of wrongdoing, the entire operation remains under a cloud with the disclosure of possible misconduct by the FBI agents. Law enforcement officials tried to blunt the impact, noting that investigating officers discovered and reported the alleged cover-up.
Just days before announcing the investigation results, hundreds of people gathered for weekend demonstrations scheduled in at least 35 states to protest Finicum's death. They repeated claims that police murdered the occupation spokesman and condemned what many said is the federal government's renewed effort to silence self-described patriots and militia members.
They were reacting in part to 12 more arrests last week related to the 2014 armed standoff in Nevada involving rancher Cliven Bundy, the father of Ammon and Ryan Bundy. So far, 37 people face federal charges related to the Oregon and Nevada standoffs.
The Finicum shooting investigation showed that the FBI and state police jointly planned the operation when they learned on Sunday, Jan. 24, through media reports that many of the occupation leaders would be on the road to John Day two days later.
State troopers were tasked with conducting the traffic stop at a predesignated area, near a U.S. Forest Service road where police forces could wait out of sight. A squad of FBI agents and troopers was assigned to set up the road block roughly two miles north*to contain any fleeing suspects and to stop other motorists from driving into the operation.
The teams expected Finicum to be armed. He was photographed repeatedly at the refuge with a holstered handgun.
Investigators determined that five of the eight people in the Jeep and truck carried loaded handguns. Detectives also recovered three rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the vehicles.
Ammon Bundy didn't mention the weapons in a jailhouse interview last week with The Oregonian/OregonLive. "We were headed with weapons of laptops, projectors and PA systems,'' Bundy said. "We were going peacefully to a community meeting.''
The reports showed that Bundy wasn't armed. He, Cavalier and McConnell surrendered without incident.
Finicum stopped his 2015 Dodge pickup a short distance away. Payne, the tactical leader of the occupation, surrendered after a state trooper fired a plastic tipped 40mm pepper spray round that struck the truck's canopy. The other four people stayed in the idling pickup and Finicum launched into a back-and-forth shouting match with troopers, the investigation found.
He told troopers he was leaving to reach the sheriff in John Day. He referred to Palmer six times at the initial stop.
"The sheriff is waiting for us," he said at one point. "I'm going over to meet the sheriff in Grant County," he said moments later.
He taunted troopers to shoot him or otherwise let him go to Palmer. The sheriff has become something of a national hero among anti-government protesters for appearing to support the armed occupiers and opposing federal government control of public land.
"You want my blood on your hands?" Finicum shouted out the window of his truck.
Finicum then sped away, hitting up to 70 mph, the investigative reports showed. Two FBI pickup trucks*and one from the state police*were parked in his path down the highway, with agents and troopers arrayed around them.
After Finicum crashed into the snowbank and left his truck, state troopers told him at least three times to get on the ground, according to the video. The trooper with the Taser stepped through the snow toward Finicum.
"He was attempting to control or subdue Mr. Finicum with less lethal force after Mr. Finicum refused orders to get on the ground," said Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson, who led the investigation into the shooting.
Finicum repeatedly challenged police to shoot him as he moved toward them.
"You're going to have to shoot me," he said and was told again to get on the ground, the video showed.
"In the midst of that command, Mr. Finicum grabs his jacket with his left hand and reaches with his right hand for his gun," Nelson said.
That's when the two troopers behind Finicum fired the fatal shots.
"Mr. Finicum repeatedly and knowingly made choices that put him in this situation," said Harney County District Attorney Tim Colahan. "It was not the outcome that any of us wanted but one he, alone, is responsible for."
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