1.31.2010

Video: Building 7 Reporter Byron Pitts "Number of things don't add up."

"It was the one calamity that was not a surprise..."


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Note: But it should have been a surprise. This is very impressive - to know with absolute certainty that something without precedent is about to occur - the collapse of a steel-framed fireproofed skyscraper due to office fires. At near free-fall speed. Very impressive indeed. Perhaps not to reporters employed by the American corporate-controlled propaganda apparatus. But I'm impressed - and even intrigued at such predictive capability.

A Call to the People of the World to Support Iceland Against the Financial Blackmail of the British and Dutch Governments& the IMF:Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Read entire article here:

" Let’s also put this debt into perspective: 320.000 people live in Iceland, each and every person on the island, including children and the elderly, the disabled and the poor, would have to pay around $30,000 under the bill. The danger if Icelanders will accept this enormous burden is that the entire welfare system would simply collapse with no money to run it. On January 5th the Icelandic president had the courage, backed up by his nation, to place the interest of the people before that of the banks."

on Iceland banking crisis...


banking + 30 million jobs plan...

"The Mighty Eighth" part 1 of 3

Ship Against Plane-Video

1.29.2010

Phoenix police raid home of blogger whose writing is highly critical of them

Read entire article Phoenix police raid home of blogger whose writing is highly critical of them

"A month before the trial, he and a few friends launched the website as a rant against the police department. When he went to trial in May 2008, his charges were immediately dismissed because of lack of evidence, he said.

“We were going to shut down the website after that but then all of a sudden all these good cops started hitting the site and sending us tips,” he said.

He said they would also deliver all kinds of internal documents from within the department exposing everything from a cop with multiple DUIs to another cop whose son was a child molester and was trying to get on the force (and was eventually arrested)."
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Note: Eventually - as long as everybody keeps doing their part - the good cops will outnumber the bad cops. We'll need some changes to the law as well - but that may occur as the good cops move up to replace some of the bad ones in charge - and some of the issues dividing everyone get the exposure required from police who don't have to fear for their lives when they speak the truth.

CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

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" "It works, is the bottom line," conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh exclaimed on his radio show the day after Kiriakou's ABC interview. "Thirty to 35 seconds, and it works."

A cascade of similar acclamations followed, muffling -- to this day -- the later revelation that Zubaydah had in fact been waterboarded at least 83 times.

Had Kiriakou left out something the first time?

Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story. On the next-to-last page of a new memoir, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror (written with Michael Ruby), Kiriakou now rather off handedly admits that he basically made it all up."
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Note: Just another reason to laugh at Limbaugh

KEROSENE FUEL PRIMER

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" Daily reminders by our benevolent leaders on every danger imaginable has created a population afraid of almost everything. So it is with those new to kerosene as a fuel and kerosene-fueled heaters and cookers. But kerosene products have been around for over a century and are safe to use with only the usual precautions required for anything that generates heat."

1.28.2010

Obama Ignores Key Afghan Warning

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" In my day we had to go to the CIA Director’s office, sign for, and read NODIS cables right there. No doubt there are similar controls today. So, in this case the whistleblower took considerable risk in taking it upon him/herself to make “transparency” real, not just Obaman rhetoric."

Rule By The Rich

Read entire article here:

" The Democrats have to support war and the police state if they want funding from the military/security complex. They have to make the health care bill into a subsidy for private insurance if they want funding from the insurance companies. They have to abandon the American people for the rich banksters if they want funding from the financial lobby.

Now that the five Republicans on the Supreme Court have overturned decades of U.S. law and given corporations the ability to buy every American election, Democrats and Republicans can be nothing but pawns for a plutocracy."

Woman pleads guilty to growing marijuana

Read entire article here:

" “By stopping those individuals who grow illegal drugs, we are cutting off the distribution of drugs at the source,” Julia C. Dudley, acting U.S. attorney, said in a statement."
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Note: Julia C. Dudley is obviously mentally retarded - while the rest of humanity learns from history - especially American history that prohibition doesn't work - that prohibition is a fool's errand - didn't work before and isn't working now to address the "problem" of plants taking over the universe - that the endless "War on Drugs" is nothing but a gold mine for cops and lawyers, especially her - Julia wants to lock this poor woman up for growing a plant.

Julia C. Dudley is representative of our American injustice system - doing a great job locking up harmless citizens for nothing uttering senseless statements as if anyone believes wasting this poor Scottsville woman's life will have any impact on the phony undefinable "WAR ON DRUGS" - Julia - you are useless and pathetic. Why don't you do something about protecting the Bill of Rights? Or is there no money in that?

As far as I am concerned Julia C. Dudley is a typical American lawyer. Basically a waste.

Landrieu phone plot: Men arrested have links to intelligence community

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"Dai's links to the intelligence community appear to be particularly strong. He was a speaker at Georgetown University's Central Intelligence Agency summer school program in June 2009, and is also listed as an Assistant Director at the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence at Trinity in D.C.

The university's president Patricia McGuire told The Associated Press that it promoted careers in intelligence but denied that it trains students to be spies."
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UPDATE JAN 29, 2010 Accused Louisiana Co-Conspirator Helped Run Academic Program Funded by U.S. Intelligence

1.27.2010

American "representatives" < Japanese Representatives



The Mystery of 9/11 is 'Now Unraveling,' Says Major Japanese Weekly ... while American media maintain a majestic silence - except for those intent on silencing those citizens with the temerity to ask about the evidence .

Japanese Senators ask the tough questions... you see the representatives of the Japanese people exercise their critical thinking skills in public - aware of bogus origins of the "War on Terror" (whatever that means)-aware that we've all just taken the word of some paid-for people - while ignoring real science. Must be nice to have a functioning government - anyway - take a peek.


Here's what everyone tries to get our "representatives" to look at:


Here are some citizens including first responders trying to get our "representatives" to listen - look at the evidence - how dare they ask their representatives to represent them?


American "representatives" still just can't tell something is wrong...evidence or no evidence...it's all good... the congressman finds an out "there are no vacancies" then runs like hell from the citizens. Is this announced retirement that would leave a supreme court vacancy enough to get a representative to acknowledge the dust study? by clicking here...


Dissenters are dangerous - shut them up quickly before the truth comes out...

Make sure to shut up these people asking questions quickly! " I hate the 911 victims families" - says Glenn Beck. He also demands that they "shut up." Nothing like respect for free speech from a person who relies on the right to free speech to make his millions lying to us every day. I've always wondered what a traitor sounds like...


La la la - I won't hear you


I guess it's unanimous. If you are critical of your government - you need to sit down, shut up, or move to somewhere with a Bill of Rights. Dissent is no longer the highest form of patriotism - it is a clue for NAZIs to herd you up, put you in a camp and ensure that you never get a trial. You are dangerous because you possess critical thinking skills and have not been completely brainwashed by propaganda. How dare you? How dare 911 first responders say they saw molten iron running like in a foundry? How dare they?

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Unlikely Heroes
I've seen criticisms that there is no chain of custody of evidence for the dust samples evaluated - this is bogus since you can watch a video demonstrating chain of custody following:

What is a Terror Investigator?

Read entire article here:

" But Abdulmutallab stopped talking less than an hour later after local FBI agents told him that he had a legal right against self-incrimination. Lieberman, other lawmakers and top intelligence officers have been critical of the way Abdulmutallab was taken into custody, arguing that he should have been placed immediately in military custody and questioned by specially trained terror investigators from Washington."
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Note: A terror investigator is someone who knows the answers before they ask the questions.

Ron Paul speaking - the finances will ultimately end the madness


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Note: I agree with everything he says in this speech.

Wanted: Tony Blair for War Crimes. Arrest Him and Claim your Reward

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This site offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace.

132: THE NUMBER OF TIMES OBAMA REFERS TO HIMSELF IN ONE SPEECH

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Note: The comments don't show a lot of support. It's kinda' funny - how important everybody thinks the prez is - when it's really your Representative that matters most to the individual. Maybe Mr. Me could do the Republic a favor and remind citizens of that.

Time 0:54 is priceless

Airlines suffered record drop in traffic in 2009: IATA

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"It is still too early to gauge the full impact of new stringent security measures on air traffic following a failed bid to blow up a US plane, the International Air Transport Association said Monday."
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Note: No it's not. Just pay attention as the fake media and the poor employees of these doomed institutions keep listening to the same losers who think people will get in line for harrassment running the airlines further into the ground - and into the past.

Yeah one guy with a firecracker and the whole world shuts down. Booo! are you scared? Oh you are? You must be American!

DAVOS-Head of Davos security dead, police suspect suicide

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" "The Security Forces continue to have our full confidence and trust in their work," the statement said."

1.26.2010

1.25.2010

Business Should Mind Its Own Business Act (Introduced in House)

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" (a) In General- In the case of a corporation, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 500 percent of the aggregate of the following amounts:"

Oh, Yeah? I Got Ya Chrissmiss Story Right Here...

Read entire article here:

" Felicia Lettieri, a 72 year old grandmother visiting the Big Apple from Italy, and half a dozen members of her clan, grabbed a couple of midtown cabs on Christmas Eve.
Unfortunately, when Ms. Lettieri got out of her cab, she left her purse and another bag behind. In that bag was $21K, some expensive jewelry, and some of her gang’s passports."

1.24.2010

Pay is Good - Working conditions excellent...

Let's say I was all for this phony and undefinable "War on Terror" - how can I get involved to make sure we "win" against this undefinable enemy? Maybe I can get a job in the Curtiss-Wright war plant - uh - no - not even close.



WW2 Tank video - very informative

In starting in part two, beginning of part three and beyond: the camoflage patterns on the tanks are noteworthy


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This owners manual - linked following oughta' convince just about the most hard-core corporation lover that owners manuals are not difficult to produce when one needs results. No, our owners manuals of today - like those for updating a Blackberry - pathetic - and I'm convinced on purpose
Click here for owners manual for tiger tank-I don't share the humor - but the historical value isn't to be ignored

911InsideJob.net Webmaster-Political Landscape Prior To 9-11



1.23.2010

Obama to Indefinitely Imprison Detainees Without Charges

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" The Administration consistently insists that these detainees pose a threat to the safety of Americans. Vice President Cheney said that the other day. If that is true, there must be credible evidence to support it. If there is such evidence, then they should prosecute these people."
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Note: Like the detainees are more dangerous than some of these cannibals we've got locked up? Gimme a break. These are not reasons - they are excuses - they know it - and we know it. The problem is that nothing is being done about it - and the longer nothing is done about it the more used to abuse of rights the public becomes - until it is the norm. Those participating in the denial of the rights of others need to stop - because when this ends - and it will - they are not going to have a fun day. Look at some of the old footage of what happened to NAZI collaborators when Paris and other cities were freed.

CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ARREST OF 5 SUPREME COURT JUSTICES FOR TREASON

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" The time is now. Party politics have failed. Political theories are little more than empty rhetoric meant to mislead and misinform. State has become church and church has become state. State is less just and church less godly. All we have left is “we, the People.” This is how we began and it is now all we have to move forward. It is time for the states to call for a Constitutional Convention to establish, not just a Republic, but a Democracy, by and for the people, the American people, rich and poor, a nation loyal to itself, not tied to corporations, a vast military industrial complex or endless foreign alliances."

MT Group Demands Local Leaders Boot Feds, Form Militia, Protect Guns

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" A group of nearly 200 "extremely concerned citizens" in a small Montana county are demanding that local leaders fill out a "questionnaire" pledging to form a local militia, prohibit mandatory vaccinations, boot the EPA out of town, allow citizens to bear any type of gun, and require federal government employees to get written approval before approaching "any Citizen."
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Note: Looks like they were right about the vaccines...

Gott Mit Uns

"God With Us"

Image on left from this site.


From TPM Muckraker

"In this video also posted last July, the same user points out the (go to about 3:35) a Corinthians citation on the scope, noting that it's in line with Trijicon's Christian values. The clip has over 9,000 views."


History Repeats

Police Didn't show for Hearing

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" Now, 10 days after plainclothes officers stopped him on a street and arrested him after a struggle that they say revealed a soda bottle under his coat, not the gun they suspected, his right eye is still slightly swollen and bloodshot. His head is shaved. The three white officers who arrested him have been reassigned. And his mother says she is considering a lawsuit."
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Note: The cops are probably waiting to show up for court after they give the swelling a chance to go down. Kinda' reminds me of NAZI Germany.

$7,500 Per Palestinian Casualty - Your Tax Dollars at Work

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" In the end, "the United Nations and Israel agreed to put the question of legal responsibility to one side for the purposes of settling the organization's claim," Nesirky said"

1.22.2010

Should Corporations share your First Amendment Right to Free Speech?: Antiques and a Job Description

World War I Aircraft Engine Manufacturer?




World War II Aircraft radio equipment manufacturer?*




World War III ?


*This old headgear purchased as an antique - I've been told it is from German WWII aviation radio - has throat mikes. Let me know if you can ID it further - if I'm in error - I'll take the picture down.

1.21.2010

Complaint Filed Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al

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" Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human beings. This term is really their euphemism for the enforced disappearance of persons and their consequent torture. This criminal policy and practice by the Accused constitute Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute establishing the I.C.C.
...later
...The lives and well-being of countless human beings are now at risk, hanging in the balance, waiting for you to act promptly, effectively, and immediately to save them from becoming Victims of Rome Statute Crimes against Humanity perpetrated by the Highest Level Officials of the Obama administration as successors-in-law to the Accused by opening an investigation of my Complaint. Otherwise, I shall be forced to file with you and the I.C.C. a follow-up Complaint against the Highest Level Officials of the Obama administration. I certainly hope it will not come to that. Please make it so.

1.20.2010

At What point do we take the Guns off the Rack? (Curt Maynard)

Read entire article HERE

" The definition of treason is relatively clear, especially as it applies to anyone that has taken an oath swearing allegiance to the United States Constitution, which clearly states that the oath taker swears to uphold the Constitution against enemies foreign AND domestic.

...I am not guilty of subversion, but many, if not most of our politicians today are. I am not guilty of lying to the American people and telling them that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, ties to Al Qaeda, and was responsible for 9-11, yet many of our politicians continue to embrace Bush’s foreign policies in the Mid East, despite the fact that they know they were developed as a result of the above lies. I am not guilty of spitting in the face of the American people and betraying their trust, but all of the above Senators are. I am not guilty of serving the interests of a foreign government [Israel] as are so many in Congress today, but yet, I guarantee you, the Jewish media will soon be doing all it can to convince Americans that people like me [Patriotic Constitutionalists] are terrorists and enemies of the state – don’t be fooled – they’re lying – that’s what they do best]. "
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Note: Someone asking the tough questions. Someone naming names. Someone I'm sure his government protectors would like to "shut up" for "thinking bad thoughts" like "I know treason when I see it."

Commentary on: KNOW THE ‘DOMESTIC’ ENEMIES OF AMERICA (from mynameisJoeCortina)
















Amendment 





Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


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We have religious conflict in America. The Bill of Rights has no favorites. Please read the following heartfelt article - resist the urge to judge - and ask yourself - how did it get to this point? And consider the frustration and desperate pleas from an American population who's elected officials refuse to perform their sworn duty to protect the rights of WE THE PEOPLE. The groups coming into conflict are in conflict because someone is pulling the rug over our eyes by pretending that Lady Liberty plays favorites when it comes to ANY RELIGION.Read entire article here A sample:
Today – in our new improved AmeriKa – we have the exact same scenario. There the Jews who now dominate our banks – our entertainment – our news media, from the printed news to the TV – our government from the President to the Congress to the Supreme court – AND our Christian churches from Catholic to Protestant. BUT – since there over three hundred million ‘goy’ (Gentiles) and only less than 3 million Jews – they must have a large number of domestic allies to support their treasonous agendas."

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This is a conversation and viewpoint that must be brought out into the open. Writers such as the author of this article must be heard and their concerns clarified and the unvarnished terms respected for their directness and lack of sugar-coating. The conversation, protected by the First Amendment, will lead to not only understanding on all sides of the issue, but will lead to balance as the American system of government as stated in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights acts to ensure that the rights of EVERYONE are protected. And that no special group is exempt from public scrutiny for taking advantage of the system, and that no special group, religious or otherwise claims ownership of the United States of America - MY COUNTRY TOO. 



Tap-dancing around "bad words" needs to stop - many times readers will immediately attack such authors with knee-jerk labels before taking the time to see the ideas presented. One thing is for sure - we can all identify friend or foe very easily:  


The GOOD GUYS uphold the Constitution and especially the Bill of Rights - with absolute and unwavering acknowledgment that Freedom of Speech and Right to Bear Arms are not up for debate.



Religious freedom of all denominations is not mutually exclusive of our Constitutional system - in fact - as long as the laws are ENFORCED the religious aspects are nulled out. It is with those negligent in ENFORCING the laws that the problem lies.  



The facts that special interests have layed claim to segments of our tripartite system that the system is now in a state of imbalance - and those cowards and traitors in our government shrinking from their responsibilities to protect the rights of ALL PEOPLE that things have gotten to the point expressed in the the article linked - please read it.  



GOOD GUYS don't fight religious wars. In America our system is designed to handle manifold religions within its borders - a system of checks and balances is in place - with the ultimate check and balance in the hands of WE THE PEOPLE.  

 It is those corrupting the inherent checks and balances to their advantage to achieve their own selfish goals at the expense of others' rights that our problems originate. Their identification cannot be obfuscated with appeals for sympathy because they belong to one religious group or another.



BAD GUYS are the ones who use the very government put in place to protect the citizens' rights( as stated in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights) to strip citizens of the rights they in the government were hired to protect. How? 

Hitler for example, needed a docile group of unarmed scapegoats seemingly identifiable (by their religion?) on which to blame everything that ailed the fatherland. Similarly in AmeriKa a nebulous feature by which scapegoats are identified will by design be a facet of their humanity that comes into conflict with the fact that it is a right their government is responsible for the protection of. This conflict is indicative of the American system at work - as it forces the issue - to respect the person's rights or not? Bad guys in this case will see their sect, group, point of view etc. as on the side of righteousness and will errantly take the easy way out - denial of rights.  

But it's not the easy way out in an armed-to-the-teeth America. Obviously there is a large group of zealots - sharing common values - and many are Jewish. To deny that fact is to deny reality. To pretend they don't talk to each other and forward common agendas via movies, TV, radio, newspapers, internet shills, Harvard contorters of the Bill of Rights, is to live with one's head in the sand. To conclude from this fact that Jews are the enemy is an incorrect conclusion - to conclude that those intent on taking away anyone else's rights is a correct conclusion.

One other thing - it is of the utmost irony - when one considers all of the Holocaust movies, the incredible American and other Allied sacrifice to free the Jewish people from enslavement and murder by a dictatorship that easily subjugated these unarmed scapegoats du jour, that we now have people of the Jewish faith in positions within our government, with the blessings and endorsement of our most prestigious universities, who YOUR AMERICAN FOREFATHER died or sacrificed for to save from NAZIs -leading the vanguard of the subjugation of freedom in America. Yes, do you hear me? Powerful Jewish people, in an act of mind-boggling irony, self-professed scholars of the Constitution of the United States most recently, leading the American public to a repeat performance of the gas-chamber two-step; by shredding the Constitution, denying via twisted logic the obvious and clear words an idiot can understand in the Bill of Rights. Lacking gratitude is an understatement. Treason is not an exaggeration.


It is my greatest hope - no matter what your belief system, that you put the system of the United States of America, it's bicameral Congress, its three co-equal branches of government, its Bill of Rights FIRST AND FOREMOST IN YOUR words AND DEEDS. And if you can't get that straight - IT'LL BE TIME TO READ YOU A BEDTIME STORY CALLED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.



YOU will govern the governors!



Words of wisdom not forgotten.



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I found this pic uploaded to Yahoo by surferstevo - thanks!  

1.19.2010

The Rule of Law Has Been Lost by Paul Craig Roberts


 Read entire article here:

 "What is the greatest human achievement? Many would answer in terms of some architectural or engineering feat: The Great Pyramids, skyscrapers, a bridge span, or sending men to the moon. Others might say the subduing of some deadly disease or Einstein’s theory of relativity. 

The greatest human achievement is the subordination of government to law. This was an English achievement that required eight centuries of struggle, beginning in the ninth century when King Alfred the Great codified the common law, moving forward with the Magna Carta in the thirteenth century and culminating with the Glorious Revolution in the late seventeenth century.

The success of this long struggle made law a shield of the people. As an English colony, America inherited this unique achievement that made English speaking peoples the most free in the world.

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, this achievement was lost in the United States and, perhaps, in England as well."

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1.16.2010

Obama advisor Sunstein's "Conspiracy Theory" : Proposals for Silencing Dissent, Misrepresenting the 911 Truth Movement

inalienable |inˈālēənəbəl| adjective unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin



Just when you thought America and her citizens had suffered enough abuse from federal fraudsters demanding that We The People must give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, an ominous doom-cloud looms to further cheat Americans of those sunny rays that are freedom in America - the cloud's name? Cass Sunstein. In this post we will examine his paper "Conspiracy Theories" and contrast some snippets from the paper with videos demonstrating the misrepresentations the paper portrays regarding the 911 Truth Movement and what it stands for.

Wikipedia has a bio on Sunstein:

" Cass R. Sunstein (born September 21, 1954) is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. For 27 years, Sunstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School,[1] where he continues to teach as the Harry Kalven Visiting Professor. Sunstein is currently Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is on leave while working in the Obama administration."

So we have another Constitutional Scholar working for We The People in addition to President Obama. Perhaps this "Constitutional Scholar" will go a step further and actually work to uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Just the opposite.

Sunstein co-wrote a paper titled "Conspiracy Theories" with Adrian Vermeule. The paper can be downloaded HERE. The co-author is identified in the paper as a Professor of Law at Harvard and will be referred to as "the other guy" since he deserves no respect. That isn't to say Sunstein does but since he will be working for the Constitutional Scholar in the White House I focus on him.

To get started please listen to the founder of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth (http://www.ae911truth.org/) , Richard Gage AIA, at the 5:41 mark respond when he is asked for a theory as to who he thinks is behind the attacks of 911 if the official story is false. This follows his discussion of evidence from the crime scene that does not support the official hypothesis - in fact - it supports a hypothesis the 911 commission refused to consider - controlled demolition. Pay special attention to the fact that he doesn't start with a conspiracy theory - he starts with a discussion of evidence and resists the urge to jump to conclusions or "conspiracy theories."



Now that you've had a chance to see one member of the 911 Truth movement speak for himself let's examine some excerpts from Sunstein's paper paying special attention to the disconnect between the picture Sunstein paints of "Conspiracy Theorists" and the reality that is the 911 Truth movement he so desperately, and in vain tries to vilify.

Page 2: "Among sober-minded Canadians, a September 2006 poll found that 22 percent believe that "the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 had nothing to do with Osama Bin Laden and were actually a plot by influential Americans. In a poll conducted in seven Muslim countries, 78 percent of respondents said that they do not believe the 9/11 attacks were carried out by Arabs. The most popular account, in these countries, is that 9/11 was the work of the U.S. or Israeli governments. What causes such theories to arise and spread?"

Has it ever dawned on Sunstein that discrepancies between the evidence and the explanation given for events would cause such theories to arise and spread? Apparently he's thought of everything under the sun except for this possibility.

Page 3: "Our main ...focus...involves conspiracy theories relating to terrorism, especially theories that arise from and post-date the 9/11 attacks. These theories exist within the United States and, even more virulently, in foreign countries, especially Muslim countries."

May I point out the authors forgot to mention Denmark and Australia as countries where 911 Truth has blossomed? Note that Muslims this and Muslims that. Don't leave out the Muslims. It's crazy people and Muslims - that's all you need to know. Let me know when you see the crazy fanatical conspiratorial-Muslim people Sunstein needs to rob of their rights as you watch the videos below.

DENMARK
Professor in chemistry Niels Harrit and Jakob Hede Madsen interviewed on TV2 - Denmarks largest TV channel:


AUSTRALIA
Richard Gage AIA and Jan Utzon of Sydney Opera House discuss 9/11 truth:


The authors wonder what gives rise to such "Conspiracy Theories." Notice so far that there is no "conspiracy theory" posited by the 911 Truth movement - although after examining the evidence they point out that it contradicts the 911 Commission official conspiracy theory conclusions, and lend support to an alternative hypothesis - controlled demolition. Below is a video you may be familiar with. Another person Sunstein needs to silence?


I can understand why our Harvard Law Professors, guardians of the Bill of Rights and Constitution want to silence citizen-researchers like Richard Gage AIA of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth. In the following video from Canadian television Gage discusses specifics and hard facts (none of which appear in Sunstein's sciolistic scarefest white paper) like "fuel air ratios" "hydrocarbon" and "iron-rich microspheres" - incantations too fantastic for our Harvard Professors to grasp. Is this why they view members of the 911 Truth movement as witches to be preemptively silenced before they can practice their witchcraft otherwise known as the scientific method?

Other facts discussed in these videos, like the melting point of structural steel, or that no steel-framed skyscraper had ever collapsed due to office fires - puzzles demanding investigation escape our Constitutional Scholars from Harvard. As Omniscient Law Professors from the illustrious Harvard University one would think they could grasp the importance of such sober concerns coming from an architect. Nope - they see terrorists they can't debate in public that must be silenced.

Go to time= 8:41 in the video below-listen to what Gage says when pressed to state a conspiracy theory - HE DOESN'T POSIT ONE. So exactly what/which "Conspiracy Theory" are Sunstein (and the other guy) referring to in their paper? Read their paper - it contains only generalizations. Gage does later talk about directions the investigation might take in light of the evidence collected - of course hypotheses will sprout - but the difference between Gage and what our Harvard geniuses misrepresent him and others as - is that Gage considers alternate hypotheses the official 911 Commission and other government investigators chose to ignore. He puts it simply: "Let the chips fall where they may."

"We bring forward the forensic-based science"


And by the way - for a couple of Harvard professors that like throwing the word "Epistemology" around it is ironic that the recommendations proposed in their sanctimonious "Conspiracy Theory" paper would also quash the Socratic method as a means of finding truth. It is no wonder, with American institutions often following the leadership of the great Harvard University; that with philistines like Sunstein and the other guy in prominent positions that our justice system is a travesty.

Later in the paper Sunstein (and the other guy) speciously draw a link between the thought-mechanisms that make people consider "Conspiracy Theories" and "Anger and Hatred." This is the set-up to start calling dissenters terrorists obviously. Translation - critical thinking skills are bad. Blind faith is good.

So lemme guess - that's the reason he needs to send out secret police and internet shills to ridicule, torment and attack with twisted logic those participating in the grass-roots-led investigation that is the 911 Truth movement. He considers all kinds of problems the government faces when faced with the possibility that a "false conspiracy theory" is spreading. Since he and other wise men can intuitively identify a "false conspiracy theory" they will protect us from ourselves by employing agents by night, infiltrators, and shills to disrupt the process by which the rest of us arrive at truth - evidence - science - debate - questioning. Never explained in the paper is how the rest of us can identify "false conspiracy theories" like Sunstein can without examining evidence and applying the scientific method - perhaps the concept is similar to the divine right of kings?

I am a bit surprised that a Harvard Law Professor doesn't leap at the opportunity to publicly debate a bunch of whackos like architect Richard Gage AIA or a plebian like Jack Rabbit. Why can't he use his impenetrable Harvard logic, scientific method, and Harvard debating skills to discredit people who he pretends don't have their facts straight?

Or does he know how to pick his fights - and knows the only way to stop a movement with the truth behind it is by corrupting the very laws that provide the citizens with the checks and balances on their government. The checks and balances that make a free society capable of dispelling myth through open debate - a society that can stop witchhunts because logic and reason rule over fear mongering and emergency measures that rob us of our liberty? Consider this snippet from this autocratically-minded soon-to-be-advisor-to-the-president's paper:

Page 3: "When civil rights and civil liberties are absent, people lack multiple information sources, and they are more likely to accept conspiracy theories.
...later
In a closed society, secrets are not difficult to keep, and distrust of officialaccounts makes a great deal of sense. In such societies, conspiracy theories are both more likely to be true and harder to show to be false in light of available information. But when the press is free, and when checks and balances are in force, government cannot easily keep its conspiracies hidden for long. ...But it does mean that institutional checks make it unlikely, in such societies, that powerful groups can keep dark secrets for extended periods, at least if those secrets involve important events with major social salience."

Thanks professor - for once I agree with you - so why instead of protecting our liberties, the primary function of our Republic, do you propose the opposite?:

Page 14: "What can government do about conspiracy theories?"

Note: The authors from Harvard seem unaware that the 911 Commission Report is itself a conspiracy theory. Completely omitted is that the facts that have been uncovered by scientists, architects, engineers, pilots etc. linked on the left side of this blog question the conclusions of the official 911 report based on an overwhelming body of evidence. Wesley Clark is a member of Patriots Question 911 Truth - do the Harvard Professors intend to 'cognitively infiltrate' Wes Clark's conspiracy group? Which of the following actions they forward would they recommend for a former head of NATO?

Page 14: " We can readily imagine a series of possible responses.
1. Government might ban conspiracy theorizing."

Note: OK so although the geniuses from Harvard know an open society is the best protection against misguided government secrecy they make this proposal banning free speech - which is an inalienable right. A Harvard Law Professor? Send this clown back to school - somewhere else!

Page 14:
"2. Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories."

Note: By "such theories" Sunstein means those that he and others blessed with special DNA can instinctively tell are "false conspiracy theories" - such as the one he imagines is held by the 911 Truth movement. See above videos where Gage distinctly states that he doesn't have a complete theory. Gage uses an analogy describing the 911 Truth movement as that of a detective who after walking into a room, finds a body and several shell casings. The detective doesn't need a complete theory to perform a thorough investigation. The detective, in order to find perpetrator/s must consider ALL hypotheses, not just the hypothesis Harvard Law Pontiffs anoint, and letting the scientific method and good police work lead to the truth.

Page 14:
" 3. Government might itself engage in counterspeech, marshaling arguments to discredit conspiracy theories."

Note: Methinks Sunstein protests too much. Counterspeech as he describes is already impemented. But the government agents will lose this battle because when one argues against the truth one ultimately must rely on logical fallacies which are self-defeating.

Page 14:
" 4. Government might formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech"
Note: They already are but they are running into the same problems stated in paragraph above. Radio and TV personalities are backing away from these tactics because they backfire when the truth comes out - ratings drop - TV and Radio shills lose credibility.

Page 14:

" 5. Government might engage in informal communication with such parties, encouraging them to help. ... our main policy idea is that government should engage in cognitive infiltration of the groups that produce conspiracy theories, which involves a mix of 3, 4, and 5.

Page 22:

" Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action. "

Note: The Harvard Law Professor's 29 page paper "Conspiracy Theory" defines a conspiracy theory as:
"an effort to explain some event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people, who have also managed to conceal their role."

So let me get this straight: Harvard Law Professor is proposing government sanctioned conspiratorial acts directed at the 911 Truth Movement while simultaneously proposing that people who know that their government commits conspiratorial acts are "dangerous" and must be pre-emptively silenced.

Page 16:
"According to an anonymous State Department official in charge of anti-disinformation, "a great deal of harm can result 'when people believe these lies and then act on the basis of their mistaken beliefs.' "

Note: This is great information from Sunstein - and I wish to add that I have information from an anonymous State Department official too! I was told by this anonymous top secret source that there are some Harvard Law Professors with absolutely no respect for the United States Constitution committed to the employment of scare tactics to trample on the Bill of Rights.

Page 29:

" Some conspiracy theories create serious risks. They do not merely undermine democratic debate; in extreme cases, they create or fuel violence. If government can dispel such theories, it should do so."

Note: I wonder how having a debate about a conspiracy or not is a bigger risk to democratic debate than the proposals this goof from Harvard is proposing?


Finally:

Consider this excerpt from John Adams' book "A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America against the attack of M. Turgot"

Considering his interpretation of what our Founding Fathers intended for our Republic, and his portrayal of the 911 Truth movement - do you think Sunstein has good judgement? Do you think he will be a champion of your liberties? Do you think he gives good advice? Does it seem like he thinks he is better than you?

---Note: On Feb 17, 2010 I found the clip below deleted from my blog for some mysterious reason - let me try adding it again - It's from the book mentioned above:

"make our comparison with England and the English constitution Our people are undoubtedly sovereign all the landed and other property is in the hands of the citizens not only their representatives but their senators and governors are annually chosen there are no hereditary titles honours offices or distinctions the legislative executive and judicial powers are carefully separated from each other the powers of the one the few and the many are nicely balanced in their legislatures trials by jury are preserved in all their glory and there is no standing army the habeas corpus is in full force the press is the most free in the world and where all these circumstances take place it is unnecessary to addt that the laws alone ean govern "

----let me try adding the dangerous words of John Adams one more time - Feb 17, 2010

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BONUS VIDEO-Sunstein wants to kill the 2nd Amendment too!


George Washington said:
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. " -what part of that doesn't Sunstein understand?


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Bonus Video 2


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Update Jan 18, 2010 Alex Jones discusses Sunstein's radical views in this audio
UPDATE Jan 19, 2010 The 911Truth-Blind U.S. Corporate Media: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE
UPDATE JAN 27, 2010 Hey Cass you stupid Ass put Oliver Stone on your list
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UPDATE FEB 2, 2010 Wesley Snipes acquitted of federal tax fraud
Actor also not guilty of conspiracy but convicted for failing to file returns

NOTE: FALSE CONSPIRACY THEORY ALERT - WARNING WILL ROBINSON - Quick - somebody call Harvard Law Professor and Constitutional Scholar and Obama advisor CASS SUNSTEIN (am I supposed to address this 1st Amendment denier as "Doctor?-apologies in advance ...
...find out who the law enforcement people are who came up with this "false conspiracy theory" - infiltrate their "conspiracy group" and tax them.
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UPDATE FEB 22, 2010 Pentagon Quietly Explores De-Citizenship of US Citizen Terrorists
UPDATE MARCH 2, 2010 THE ROAD TO ARMAGEDDON BY PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
From the article: "If expressing doubts or reservations about the official story in the 9/11 Commission Report makes a person a conspiracy theory kook, then we have to include both co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission and the Commission’s legal counsel, all of whom have written books in which they clearly state that they were lied to by government officials when they conducted their investigation, or, rather, when they presided over the investigation conducted by executive director Philip Zelikow, a member of President George W. Bush’s transition team and Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and a co-author of Bush Secretary of State Condi "Mushroom Cloud" Rice."
UPDATE MARCH 14, 2010 Regarding the great Sunstein's example of exposure to sunlight in his paper - perhaps this article will be of interest:
Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency sweeping the world

1.13.2010

Rubin Rides Again ( by Mike Whitney)

Read entire article here:

" The economy is getting better, but will it last? Many economists don't think so, including those at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, like Paul Krugman and Martin Feldstein. They think the economy will begin to fizzle sometime in the latter part of 2010 when Obama's $787 billion fiscal stimulus runs out and consumers are forced to pick up the slack in demand. That's a safe bet, too, considering that unemployment will still be somewhere in the neighborhood of 9 per cent and households will still be digging out from the $13 trillion they lost during the crisis."
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Note: Forgive the link to anti-911-truth site counterpunch but Whitney is so good I did it anyway

China seeks clarity on Google's intentions

Read entire article here:

" Guo Ke, professor of mass communication at Shanghai International Studies University, said it was "almost impossible" for Google to quit China and also impossible for the Chinese government to give up its management right over the Internet."

China delivers aid, rescue team to quake-hit Haiti

Read entire article here:

" BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- China sent an emergency rescue team Wednesday evening to quake-hit Haiti, where several thousands of lives may have been claimed.

Chinese leadership expressed sympathy with and deep condolence to the Haitian people for their loss in the strongest ever quake in about 200 years in the Caribbean islands country, with which China has no diplomatic relations."

Conspiracy Theory - Reason vs. the Crowd

Read entire article here:

" So what are the connotations of the phrase "conspiracy theory?" They are negative are they not? Doesn't one immediately think "kooky", "crazy", "crackpot" etc...? Why? If past presidents are among those warning us of the dangers of misplaced power falling into the hands of groups (military-industrial complex) then who are those advising us not to pay attention?"
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Note: This old post may be relevant if you haven't seen it

Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION from USGS

Read entire article here:

" The location and focal mechanism of the earthquake are consistent with the event having occurred as left-lateral strike slip faulting on the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault system. This fault system accommodates about 7 mm/y, nearly half the overall motion between the Caribbean plate and North America plate.

The Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault system has not produced a major earthquake in recent decades. The EPGFZ is the likely source of historical large earthquakes in 1860, 1770, 1761, 1751, 1684, 1673, and 1618, though none of these has been confirmed in the field as associated with this fault."
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Note: The page contains lots of great info. I'm not into the HAARP theories - but I'm not in a position to criticize people for being so-called "conspiracy theorists." Regardless there is great information at this webpage to take into consideration from the USGS

Haiti Earthquake

Read entire article here:

" The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 7 earthquake near Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince.

The U.S. places the epicenter 10 miles southwest of the capital. Unfortunately, the earthquake was relatively shallow at about 6.2 miles below the earth's surface. Generally. the shallower the earthquake, the worse the shaking and damage it causes."
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Note: 6.2 miles depth reported by USGS - I thought I saw references made by HAARP theorists that this is somehow a magic number. I have not followed the HAARP stuff.
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UPDATE Jan 16, 2010Did a Plucked HAARP Hit Haiti? Here is some interesting reading on HAARP. There is a link to the Jesse Ventura "Conspiracy Theory" episode. Who is wiser - one who examines first then judges second, or one who won't look?
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UPDATE JAN 24, 2010 A Haiti Disaster Relief Scenario Was Envisaged by the US Military One Day Before the Earthquake
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UPDATE JAN 26, 2010 Report: US Weapon Test Aimed at Iran Caused Haiti Quake
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UPDATE JAN 26, 2010 Hugo Chavez Did Not Accuse the U.S. of Causing the Haitian Earthquake
by The Anti Press
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UPDATE FEB 7, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The military is getting ready to simulate how it would respond to a big earthquake in Alaska-"The Arctic Edge exercise starts at the end of April and runs through the first week of May."

Amazon explorers uncover signs of a real El Dorado

Read entire article here:

" Now, however, the doomed dreamers have been proved right: there was a great civilisation. New satellite imagery and fly-overs have revealed more than 200 huge geometric earthworks carved in the upper Amazon basin near Brazil's border with Bolivia"

'Legalize Marijuana' Bill Moves Forward

Read entire article here:

" But the vote was only a minor victory for the pro-legalization lobby. (AB 390 may very well die in the health committee.) The real test will come in November, when voters will consider the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, which, in a nutshell, will legalize pot for personal and agricultural use. (Recent polls show about 56 percent support the bill."
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Note: We can't legalize pot. What are we going to do with all of the assault rifles the police were able to justify for the "war on drugs?" What are we going to do with all of the police needed to fight this phony war used to trample on our rights? What are we going to do as unemployment surges with out-of-work lawyers, judges, prison guards, and cops who make a living locking up people for smoking a plant? What are we going to do with the ghost-towns the corporate prisons will become without peaceful non-violent pot-smokers to prey upon? This legalization of pot idea - there is no way our protectors can let this happen - after all - they would be taking away one of the biggest gravy trains for government teat-suckers ever invented.

No - our leeches in the criminal justice system need to keep the "reefer madness" concept alive so they can suck public funds, lock up non-violent people for committing victimless crimes, run their filthy corporate prisons, take kids away from their parents, and perform other public services while enriching themselves.

1.12.2010

Living in the Past: Dan Rather "Disappointed" by unjust court ruling

Read entire article here- From the article, Dan Rather is quoted:

" “Naturally, I am disappointed in today's ruling because we know it is a grave miscarriage of justice,” Rather said in a statement today. “Most of all, I am disappointed that no court or jury studied the evidence and heard the actual facts of the case. The case was dismissed on purely technical grounds. My mission continues to be working to ensure that the media can gather and report news unfettered by the influence of government and major corporate interests.""
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Note: Welcome to the real world Dan Rather - where it doesn't matter what is right or wrong - what matters is whether or not you are "connected" - meaning you've got somebody bribed, blackmailed, or otherwise compromised to do your bidding.

No wonder CBS stabbed you in the back - you obviously are out of touch with Amerika. Justice System? What's that?
This country locks up mothers for growing 3" tall marijuana plants - and you thought you were going to get justice from this same system - or support from a cowardly pathetic gutless faux-news corporation? These propaganda outlets assisted in mass deception to get us into wars, and are guilty by omission of evidence in many other issues - why in the world did you think they would do what we all know is ethical and in line with American values? No wonder they betrayed you - you're honest. Apparently you tried to do the "right thing", but failed to realize the "new rules" in NAZI America. But your opposition knows the new rules don't they?

Dan - get with the program. Amerika tortures. Amerika hires Murder Inc. to fight unjust wars of aggression. Amerika confiscates Americans' firearms during emergencies. Amerika imprisons people without charging them or bringing them to trial. AmeriKa has replaced AmeriCa. And we have a "Constitutional Scholar" in the White House - can you say "Dictatorship?" How about "Fascism?" Practice it in the mirror a few times. You may also want to work on your NAZI salute. Remember to get on your knees when speaking to public "servants."

There is no more Bill of Rights Dan. There is no more Constitution Dan. Why are you the only person unaware? Your inability to grasp such obvious perilous realities demonstrates that you are unfit for duty - you live in the past. You are clinging to a past where America was a republic of the people, by the people, and for the people. A free press was a sacred part of that republic. I'm not disappointed regarding the outcome of your case - because it went exactly as predicted. To be disappointed one must cling to delusions of honest judges and lawyers who have respect for the law. Why do you cling to false realities? Why do you think there is any justice in Amerika? Time to retire - you are really living in the past.

And as far as no jury examining the evidence - that reminds me of the 911 Truth situation - where your words draw a direct parallel - that is - with regards to nobody actually examining the overwhelming and damning evidence. And it is because people like you, Dan, just didn't speak up about that evidence. No affirmation for the public from the TV set - so it doesn't exist. Maybe you didn't follow this crime of the century as citizen-detectives did all the sleuthing suffering great sacrifice - after all why would you? As a journalist - you have better things to do like report on Michael Jackson's ghost's latest cosmetic surgery. But isn't your situation exactly the same as the 911 Truth cover-up? The evidence is all there yet nobody will examine it. The courts don't provide an avenue for justice.

I've often wondered why you (and your peers) never stepped forward for 911 Truth when you are the very person who said on the air that it looked like "well placed dynamite" when you were live on TV describing the 911 building collapses? I guess you were busy fighting your own battle within a corrupt mafia-style "justice" system filled with liars, cheats, and traitors doing the bidding of corporations.

The moral of the story is that miscarriages of justice are not exceptions - they are the rule when you accuse the "connected" or well-heeled in NAZI Amerika regardless of the magnitude of the crime or the evidence available. Your case is just another train on the track. Enjoy the ride.
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UPDATE JAN 13, 2010 Insouciant Americans by Paul Craig Roberts
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UPDATE SEPT 10, 2011

Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals

Read entire article here:

" Monsanto has immediately responded to the study, stating that the research is "based on faulty analytical methods and reasoning and do not call into question the safety findings for these products."

The IJBS study's author Gilles-Eric Séralini responded to the Monsanto statement on the blog, Food Freedom, "Our study contradicts Monsanto conclusions because Monsanto systematically neglects significant health effects in mammals that are different in males and females eating GMOs, or not proportional to the dose. This is a very serious mistake, dramatic for public health. This is the major conclusion revealed by our work, the only careful reanalysis of Monsanto crude statistical data.""
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Note: I wonder how Monsanto knows where the pollen from their plants will land when, as far as I know, no human being can predict which way the wind will blow 100% of the time. Oh - that's right - they can't. This means they are contaminating everything with their handiwork - without really knowing what the repercussions will be. But - it's probably a safe bet that in the end they will be in control of the food supply - and we will be at their mercy. Talk about a weak negotiating position.

Note #2: I should point out that I hate the Huffington Post because they are either cowards, stupid, or traitors for helping keep the public ignorant of 911 Truth. But the Monsanto issue is so huge I had to link to them.

Insouciant Americans by Paul Craig Roberts

Read entire article
here:

" This obvious question has escaped the U.S. media, a collection of salespersons marketing full body scanning machines for airports.

Would al-Qaida, with its extensive knowledge of explosives, have armed Umar with a "bomb" that experts say couldn’t have blown up his own seat?

...(later in article)...

The "war on terror" is a far greater threat to Americans than all the terrorists in the world combined. This is so because the "war on terror" has destroyed the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. American citizens are now helpless in the event someone in government decides that some constitutionally protected behavior, such as free speech, or a contribution to a children’s hospital in Gaza, where Hamas, a U.S.-declared "terrorist organization," happens to be the elected government, constitutes aiding and abetting terrorism.

On Jan. 5 a ruling by the Federal Appeals Court in the District of Columbia gave away the most essential protection of liberty by declaring that the U.S. government is not bound by law during war. The ruling absolves Washington from complying with America’s own laws and from complying with international laws, such as the Geneva Conventions. It makes a mockery of all war crime trials everywhere. By elevating the executive branch above the law, the court gave the government carte blanche."

Why Are They at War With Us? (by Pat Buchanan)

Read entire article here:

" To Osama, we started the war. Muslims, the ulema, must fight because America, with her "brutal crusade occupation of the (Arabian) Peninsula" and support for "the Jews' petty state" and "occupation of Jerusalem and murder of Muslims there" was waging war upon the Islamic world.

Terrorism, the direct killing of civilians for political ends, is al Qaeda's unconventional tactic, but its war aims are quite conventional."

1.11.2010

Germany can’t ignore Turkey, foreign minister says

Read more here:

" He highlighted both economic ties between Turkey and his country and Ankara’s growing influence in the Middle East as well as other parts of the world. “German companies need to cooperate with Turkey if they want make new investments. We need Turkey and its influence here given the situation in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and the Middle East,” Westerwelle said."

First European minister visits Yemen after bomb plot

Read more here:

"His arrival in the Yemeni capital follows visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates where he held talks on regional issues including the situation in Yemen.
"Based on his talks in the Gulf, Westerwelle made the quick decision to go to Yemen to get the feeling of the situation on the ground," a member of his delegation said."

Oil Feud Reflects Growing Rift Between Russia and Belarus, Once Close Allies

Read more here:

" The quarrel involves a crude-oil subsidy that for years has helped prop up the government of the authoritarian leader of Belarus, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko. The subsidy agreement, which yielded billions in profits annually to Belarus’s national oil company, ended on New Year’s Eve, and Russia’s prime minister, Vladimir V. Putin, said he had no intention of restoring it."

1.09.2010

Is Anyone Telling Us The Truth? (by Paul Craig Roberts)

Read full article here An excerpt:

" Among the well-meaning and the gullible in the West, the supposition still exists that government represents the public interest. Political parties keep this myth alive by fighting over which party best represents the public’s interest. In truth, government represents private interests, those of the office holders themselves and those of the lobby groups that finance their political campaigns. The public is in the dark as to the real agendas. "

1.08.2010

Video: Imco Lighter Vs. Zippo lighter. Review


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Note: Cind got me one of these - at first I was unimpressed but when I noticed made in Austria I examined more closely. No directions lead to bewilderment at first- video above was easy to find - for now all I can say is throw your Zippo in the trash. I'll report back if fluid leaks out and burns a hole in my leg like a Ronson did to me, or if it just won't work for magical reasons like a "skinny" Zippo I have. It is so cool. Device rattles softly if that matters to you.
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UPDATE FEB 22, 2010 The lighter is awesome - daily use lighting kerosene burner, fireplace, and occasionally a smoke. It's a keeper.