Wednesday, May 31, 2006
THE POWER ELITE PLANS TO REINSTATE THE DRAFT!
The obvious purpose here: create legions of cannon fodder to fight the projected Neocon wars in Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and possibly elsewhere (Venezuela?), because the New World Order needs their oil supplies; and institute Martial Law against defenseless Americans.
More evidence that as far as the government and the power-elites are concerned, We the People not only do not own our own lives and the fruits of our labors, We The People are nothing more than cattle to them! WAKE UP, PEOPLE! AMERICA IS BECOMING A DICTATORSHIP BEFORE OUR VERY EYES! IF THIS PASSES, IT WILL AFFECT YOU IF YOU ARE 18 and UNDER 42!!! (What happens to your kids? They'll be well taken care of by the Omnipotent State, of that you can be sure!)
We need to sit down and write letters, send faxes, make phone calls to Congress now, urging them NOT to pursue this. The alternative is to find another country to live in, once this one finishes going down the tubes.
From my Grants Pass, Ore. contact:
This is a "heads-up alert" that all of us need to nip in the bud!!! These Neocon pro-Zionist idiots in Washington have got to hear from all of us, that we do NOT want to get involved in anymore wars in the mid-East. The Strategy of the New World Order cabal is to get all of our military forces out of America, in anticipation of the implementation of Martial Law, using foreign Communist controlled UN/NATO troops here in America. They know, that Americans will not fire on their fellow Americans, when it comes time to confiscate all firearms. Please do everything that you can to stop them.
God bless you Charles Vaught for bringing this to our attention.
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Vaught
To: Charles Vaught
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 12:49 PM
Subject: Fw: URGENT!!! IMPORTANT!!! Draft Bill Snuck IN! Drafting men and women 18-42!!
Pack Your Bags! HR4752 (a Bill before Congress) Will Require ALL AMERICANS, MALE & FEMALE, ages 18 - 42 to SERVE in U.S Military, at the sole discretion of the U.S. President!!! This Act if passed will Usurp the Governor's State Militia and the U.S. Constitutional "Unregulated Militia" (We the People), acting for ourselves. It will place "all" under the President! Scott Charles Vaught
EarthLink Revolves Around You.
Fw: URGENT!!! IMPORTANT!!! Draft Bill Snuck IN! Drafting men and women 18-42!!
Don: I sent this to everyone on my list, but I seriously doubt that this madness can be stopped.
Please write to your congress men about the new bill aiming at drafting everyone from the ages of 18 - 42 into the military.
Here are a couple of websites where you can email them now!
Draft Bill on Deck to Draft men and women 18-42!! Draft Bill on Deck to Draft men and women 18-42!!
Are you beginning to get the picture? Are you one who thought that our elected Congressmen and Senators worked for us? That they acted in our best interests? Well, if you haven't yet seen the light, here is another example of what is really the case.
A war in Iraq was foisted upon us utilizing deception and cunning. Although it has been reported that about 2,300 of our young people have died serving their country there, the real figures are much larger. In addition, our leaders have utilized uranium weaponry by the tons and tons over there. So many (most?) of our troops have been poisoned by the radioactive dust released when these weapons are utilized. They are doomed to a slow and painful death as a result.
Now our young men and women are about to be forced to go to Iraq and elsewhere by this draft bill. Don't let it happen! Get the word out! They are attempting to sneak this in when we aren't looking.
Send this to everyone you know and ask them to send it on to their contacts. Let's reveal this sneaky effort to send our children and grandchildren to their deaths. And for what? To keep the cash flowing into the war machine. Halliburton, Raytheon, Carlyle Associates, etc. They expand their riches and our kids die!
Subject: Holy Moly!!! Drafting men and women 18-42 !!!!!!
This is unbelievable!!! Send this to everyone you can and then contact your congressmen and complain!
Please write to your congress men about the new bill aiming at drafting everyone from the ages of 18 - 42 into the military.
Here are a couple of websites where you can email them now!
"About the draft bill. It has not been passed yet, but it has been 'snuck in'. It is just beyond me, it is so seemingly incredulous.
I think it is meant to be a way to force a national ID on most. If everyone under 42 is in the military, they'll have DNA, fingerprints, everything on their military ID. How much more Federal ID can you get?"
MAIL THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!
Universal National Service Act of 2006 (Introduced in House)
HR 4752 IH
H. R. 4752
To provide for the common defense by requiring all persons in the United States, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 14, 2006
Mr. RANGEL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To provide for the common defense by requiring all persons in the United States, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the 'Universal National Service Act of 2006'.
(b) Table of Contents- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. National service obligation.
Sec. 3. Two-year period of national service.
Sec. 4. Implementation by the President.
Sec. 5. Induction.
Sec. 6. Deferments and postponements.
Sec. 7. Induction exemptions.
Sec. 8. Conscientious objection.
Sec. 9. Discharge following national service.
Sec. 10. Registration of females under the Military Selective Service Act.
Sec. 11. Relation of Act to registration and induction authority of military selective service Act.
Sec. 12. Definitions.
SEC. 2. NATIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION.
(a) Obligation for Service- It is the obligation of every citizen of the United States, and every other person residing in the United States, who is between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of national service as prescribed in this Act unless exempted under the provisions of this Act.
(b) Form of National Service- National service under this Act shall be performed either--
(1) as a member of an active or reserve component of the
uniformed services; or
(2) in a civilian capacity that, as determined by the President, promotes the national defense, including national or community service and homeland security.
(c) Induction Requirements- The President shall provide for the induction of persons covered by subsection (a) to perform national service under this Act.
(d) Selection for Military Service- Based upon the needs of the uniformed services, the President shall--
(1) determine the number of persons covered by subsection (a) whose service is to be performed as a member of an active or reserve component of the uniformed services; and
(2) select the individuals among those persons who are to be inducted for military service under this Act.
(e) Civilian Service- Persons covered by subsection (a) who are not selected for military service under subsection (d) shall perform their national service obligation under this Act in a civilian capacity pursuant to subsection (b)(2).
SEC. 3. TWO-YEAR PERIOD OF NATIONAL SERVICE.
(a) General Rule- Except as otherwise provided in this section, the period of national service performed by a person under this Act shall be two years.
(b) Grounds for Extension- At the discretion of the President, the period of military service for a member of the uniformed services under this Act may be extended--
(1) with the consent of the member, for the purpose of
furnishing hospitalization, medical, or surgical care for injury or illness incurred in line of duty; or
(2) for the purpose of requiring the member to compensate for any time lost to training for any cause.
(c) Early Termination- The period of national service for a person under this Act shall be terminated before the end of such period under the following circumstances:
(1) The voluntary enlistment and active service of the person in an active or reserve component of the uniformed services for a period of at least two years, in which case the period of basic military training and education actually served by the person shall be counted toward the term of enlistment.
(2) The admission and service of the person as a cadet or midshipman at the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, or the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
(3) The enrollment and service of the person in an officer candidate program, if the person has signed an agreement to accept a Reserve commission in the appropriate service with an obligation to serve on active duty if such a commission is offered upon completion of the program.
(4) Such other grounds as the President may establish.
SEC. 4. IMPLEMENTATION BY THE PRESIDENT.
(a) In General- The President shall prescribe such regulations as are necessary to carry out this Act.
(b) Matter to Be Covered by Regulations- Such regulations shall include specification of the following:
(1) The types of civilian service that may be performed for a person's national service obligation under this Act.
(2) Standards for satisfactory performance of civilian service and of penalties for failure to perform civilian service satisfactorily.
(3) The manner in which persons shall be selected for induction under this Act, including the manner in which those selected will be notified of such selection.
(4) All other administrative matters in connection with the induction of persons under this Act and the registration, examination, and classification of such persons.
(5) A means to determine questions or claims with respect to inclusion for, or exemption or deferment from induction under this Act, including questions of conscientious objection.
(6) Standards for compensation and benefits for persons
performing their national service obligation under this Act through civilian service.
(7) Such other matters as the President determines necessary to carry out this Act.
(c) Use of Prior Act- To the extent determined appropriate by the President, the President may use for purposes of this Act the procedures provided in the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.), including procedures for registration, selection, and induction.
SEC. 5. INDUCTION.
(a) In General- Every person subject to induction for national service under this Act, except those whose training is deferred or postponed in accordance with this Act, shall be called and inducted by the President for such service at the time and place specified by the President.
(b) Age Limits- A person may be inducted under this Act only if the person has attained the age of 18 and has not attained the age of 42.
(c) Voluntary Induction- A person subject to induction under this Act may volunteer for induction at a time other than the time at which the person is otherwise called for induction.
(d) Examination; Classification- Every person subject to
induction under this Act shall, before induction, be physically and mentally examined and shall be classified as to fitness to perform national service. The President may apply different classification standards for fitness for military service and fitness for civilian service.
SEC. 6. DEFERMENTS AND POSTPONEMENTS.
(a) High School Students- A person who is pursuing a standard course of study, on a full-time basis, in a secondary school or similar institution of learning shall be entitled to have induction under this Act postponed until the person--
(1) obtains a high school diploma;
(2) ceases to pursue satisfactorily such course of study; or
(3) attains the age of 20.
(b) Hardship and Disability- Deferments from national service under this Act may be made for--
(1) extreme hardship; or
(2) physical or mental disability.
(c) Training Capacity- The President may postpone or suspend the induction of persons for military service under this Act as necessary to limit the number of persons receiving basic military training and education to the maximum number that can be adequately trained.
(d) Termination- No deferment or postponement of induction under this Act shall continue after the cause of such deferment or postponement ceases.
SEC. 7. INDUCTION EXEMPTIONS.
(a) Qualifications- No person may be inducted for military service under this Act unless the person is acceptable to the Secretary concerned for training and meets the same health and physical qualifications applicable under section 505 of title 10, United States Code, to persons seeking original enlistment in a regular component of the Armed Forces.
(b) Other Military Service- No person shall be liable for induction under this Act who--
(1) is serving, or has served honorably for at least six months, in any component of the uniformed services on active duty; or
(2) is or becomes a cadet or midshipman at the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, a midshipman of a Navy accredited State maritime academy, a member of the Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or the naval aviation college program, so long as that person satisfactorily continues in and completes at least two years training therein.
SEC. 8. CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION.
(a) Claims as Conscientious Objector- Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require a person to be subject to combatant training and service in the uniformed services, if that person, by reason of sincerely held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs, is conscientiously opposed to participation in war in any form.
(b) Alternative Noncombatant or Civilian Service- A person who claims exemption from combatant training and service under subsection (a) and whose claim is sustained by the local board shall--
(1) be assigned to noncombatant service (as defined by the President), if the person is inducted into the uniformed services; or
(2) be ordered by the local board, if found to be conscientiously opposed to participation in such noncombatant service, to perform national civilian service for the period specified in section 3(a) and subject to such regulations as the President may prescribe.
SEC. 9. DISCHARGE FOLLOWING NATIONAL
(a) Discharge- Upon completion or termination of the obligation to perform national service under this Act, a person shall be discharged from the uniformed services or from civilian service, as the case may be, and shall not be subject to any further service under this Act.
(b) Coordination With Other Authorities- Nothing in this
section shall limit or prohibit the call to active service in the uniformed services of any person who is a member of a regular or reserve component of the uniformed services.
SEC. 10. REGISTRATION OF FEMALES UNDER THE
MILITARY SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT.
(a) Registration Required- Section 3(a) of the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. 453(a)) is amended--
(1) by striking 'male' both places it appears;
(2) by inserting 'or herself' after 'himself'; and
(3) by striking 'he' and inserting 'the person'.
(b) Conforming Amendment- Section 16(a) of the Military
Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 466(a)) is amended by striking 'men' and inserting 'persons'.
SEC. 11. RELATION OF ACT TO REGISTRATION AND
INDUCTION AUTHORITY OF MILITARY SELECTIVE
(a) Registration- Section 4 of the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 454) is amended by inserting after subsection (g) the following new subsection:
'(h) This section does not apply with respect to the induction of persons into the Armed Forces pursuant to the Universal National Service Act of 2006.'.
(b) Induction- Section 17(c) of the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 467(c)) is amended by striking 'now or hereafter' and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting 'inducted pursuant to the Universal National Service Act of 2006.'.
SEC. 12. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) The term 'military service' means service performed as a member of an active or reserve component of the uniformed services.
(2) The term 'Secretary concerned' means the Secretary of Defense with respect to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard, the Secretary of Commerce, with respect to matters concerning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, with respect to matters concerning the Public Health Service.
(3) The term 'United States', when used in a geographical sense, means the several States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
(4) The term 'uniformed services' means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and commissioned corps of the Public Health Service.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Still Defining Deviancy Down
Dutch pedophiles to launch political party
Reuters ^ | 5-31-06
Posted on 05/30/2006 9:58:06 AM PDT by floridaobserver
Dutch pedophiles are launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations to 12 from 16 and the legalization of child pornography and sex with animals.
The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party said on its Web site it would be officially registered Wednesday, proclaiming: "We are going to shake The Hague awake!"
The party said it wanted to cut the legal age for sexual relations to 12 and eventually scrap the limit altogether.
"A ban just makes children curious," Ad van den Berg, one of the party's founders, told the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper.
"We want to make pedophilia the subject of discussion," he said, adding that the subject had been a taboo since the 1996 Marc Dutroux child abuse scandal in neighboring Belgium. "We have been hushed up. The only way is through parliament."
The Netherlands already has liberal policies on soft drugs, prostitution, and gay marriage, but the NVD is unlikely to win much support, the AD quoted experts as saying.
"They make out as if they want more rights for children. But their position that children should be allowed sexual contact from age 12 is of course just in their own interest," anti-pedophile campaigner Ireen van Engelen told the daily.
The party said private possession of child pornography should be allowed although it favors banning the trade of such materials. The broadcast of pornography should be allowed on daytime television, with only violent pornography limited to the late evening, according to the party.
Toddlers should be given sex education and youths aged 16 and up should be allowed to appear in pornographic films and prostitute themselves. Sex with animals should be allowed although abuse of animals should remain illegal, the NVD said.
The party also said everybody should be allowed to go naked in public.
The party's program also includes ideas for other areas of public policy including legalizing all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Happy Memorial Day!
So Grey Szymanski notwithstanding, this may not be our last Memorial Day, but it is safe to say that unless the American sheeple wake out of their slumber of sports, sitcoms, reality shows, etc., and unless economists stop being fixated on "free trade," time is growing short.
Is This The Last Memorial Day
In The Free Republic Of America?
By Greg Szymanski
New World Order closing in on American holocaust, as immigration bill passes through Senate and Nazi-type military General takes over CIA
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend in full swing, history may remember it as the last one celebrated in the free Republic of America, as the controllers of the New World Order are busy putting the finishing touches on the upcoming American holocaust.
Like a bunch of thieves in the night, the criminals in Congress late Friday, hiding behind a holiday weekend, passed the controversial illegal immigration bill, paving the way for citizenship for an estimated 25-40 million illegals now on American soil.
The bill passed the Senate and is slated for House approval at the time of publication. As one Patriot said: "It's a done deal and the beginning of the end of America as we know it. There is no coming back now and the American people are too blind and brainwashed to see it."
With the elite's slave labor force now in place, it's only a matter of time before the economy crumbles and World War III escalates in the Middle East, leaving freedom loving Americans caught between a rock and a hard place, as they silently wait for further marching orders from Big Brother.
And this silent apathy by most Americans is most troubling, as holocaust history is about to repeat itself with the sad fact that most Americans have no idea about history and are too busy watching sitcoms to even care.
With the poor to ill and sick to fight back, the middle class too fat and apathetic to care and the elite content to live off their slimy money, there won't even be time for the fat lady to sing, as the New World Order planned military takeover of America is about to get underway in full force in the coming months.
First, Iran will be attacked, leaving America unprotected. Then Russia and China, siding with the Middle East, will invade America . The perfect orchestrated plan of war unfolding is now playing out right before our very eyes, as America, Israel and the Middle East will all fall easily to a one government and eventually one religious fascist rule.
"It won't be pretty and that is why I am going to Europe soon," said an elite member of the New World Order who is passing on information since it matters little any more because, as he put it, "it's all over but the shouting and screaming."
And according to Pam Schuffert who researches the New World Order, she claims there are already 600 operational concentration camps in the U.S. established under the Rex 84 Program.
For rest of story and more informative articles, go to www.arcticbeacon.com [ganked from Rense.com].
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Tom Tancredo's New Book Looks Worth Reading
Tancredo warns America 'in mortal danger'
Immigration-reform leader speaks out in brand new book
Posted: May 22, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
WASHINGTON – Two years ago, he was as lonely as the Maytag repairman – an obscure congressman trying desperately to raise the visibility of an issue he believed threatened the very security of the U.S.
More recently, he has become a force to be reckoned with, the leader of a powerful House caucus, a Republican who has taken on the president, a man respected for outspoken positions and the political force behind what has become the hottest issue in the nation.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus and the undisputed heavyweight champion of the border security issue in the nation's capital, now tells the whole story of the threats facing the nation, the solutions within its grasp and his own personal quest to awaken the political establishment to the seething discontentment gripping America as a result of illegal immigration.
In his new book, "In Mortal Danger," published by WND Books, Tancredo warns that the country is on a course to the dustbin of history. Like the great and mighty empires of the past, he writes, superpowers that once stretched from horizon to horizon, America is heading down the road to ruin.
English historian Edward Gibbon, in penning his classic "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" (ironically published in the year America's Founding Fathers declared independence from Great Britain), theorized that Rome fell because it rotted from within. It succumbed to barbarian invasions because of a loss of civic virtue, its citizens became lazy and soft, hiring barbarian mercenaries to defend the empire because they were unwilling to defend it themselves.
Tancredo says America is following in the tragic footsteps of Rome.
[Read the rest here.]
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Fox Speaks To Utah Legislature About 'Migration'
Fox addresses issues in speech to legislature
By ROSA MARIA MARTINEZ
SALT LAKE CITY - The state House and Senate met in joint session Wednesday morning in the Capitol to hear from the president of México, Vicente Fox.
Outside the legislative building, the Minutemen border watch arrived early in the morning to protest Fox's visit with signs and posters.
Fox did not shy away from addressing concerns about illegal immigration by saying, "Let us talk frankly about our most pressing challenge and our most promising opportunity: migration."
He stressed the importance of this moment and how complex this issue is for the two nations.
"My administration has promoted the establishment of a new system that regulates the movement of people across our border in a manner that is legal, safe and orderly," he said. "We have pursued this course with the firm conviction that a legal, orderly migration policy, with full respect for human rights and dignity, will benefit the security and prosperity of both of our nations."
Fox summarized the most important aspects of a resolution adopted by the Congress of Mexico in February of this year, saying that Mexico does not promote or support undocumented migration.
"Mexico must continue to expand jobs, economic growth and social opportunities so migration is no longer a necessity but a decision," he said.
Fox also said that Mexico acknowledges the sovereign right of each country to enforce its laws and protect its borders, but considers that among friends and neighbors, a bilateral dialogue and cooperation are the key components for the successful management of migration.
Rep. Wayne Harper, R-West Jordan, said "there were a lot of concerns among people that this was going to be just a political visit, a kind of brush over the issues, but what we saw here today is a message that says 'It is time to work on it, there are solutions and we need to work together.'"
Harper believes Fox's visit was a good move because with this he is saying that "your issues in the United States are our issues in Mexico and we need to work on it together, it cannot be only one side, it has to be the people in both countries coming together and working together."
Fox arrived in the legislative room bringing the warmest greetings from all Mexicans.
"Let this historic occasion mark our joint commitment to making this relationship one in which we seek understanding while respecting our differences," he said.
He started his message talking about how far his country has come in the six last years.
"Today, Mexico is a free country," he said, "with clear separation of power among branches of government, with respect for the rule of law, freedom of religion and freedom of speech."
Fox also said that over the past five years the promotion of human rights has been a centerpiece of government policy.
"This policy upholds a human rights culture in Mexico's society and aims at prosecuting all cases of human rights abuse by government authorities," he said.
Fox also told the audience that Mexico has opened up to international scrutiny and that during his administration the country, for the first time, called for the establishment of an office of the Commission on Human Rights. As a result, Mexico was elected to preside over the new United Nations Human Rights Council last week.
Fox mentioned that until recent years Mexico was trapped in a vicious cycle of economic crisis, but his government has set out to change that and today México has the safest, most stable economy in the country's life, thanks to a responsible management of public finances that have achieved an inflation of only 3.3 per cent - the lowest in 37 years.
"Our economy is growing at a healthy rate of 5.3 per cent," he said.
Fox also said that over the last six years spending on education has increased over 70 per cent.
"We have put more than a billion books in Mexican classrooms and today one of every five students enrolled in our public system receives a scholarship to continue their studies," he said.
Regarding housing, Fox said that in 2005 alone, 750,000 houses were built for the same number of families and in less than six years there will be more than 3 million families with access to a decent home.
In respect to business and trade Fox said "Our mission here today is to promote investment and business that will create jobs in Mexico and right here in Utah." Free trade and investment agreements with over 40 countries makes Mexico one of the world's most open economies, trading over $435 billion a year.
Also, according to Fox, over the past five years Mexico has received over $87 billion in direct foreign investment, most of which comes from the United States and Canada. At the same time, Mexico is the second-largest trading partner of the United States, buying more products from this country than Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom combined.
During his speech Fox also insisted on the importance of deepening trade and investment ties with Mexico as well as education and cultural exchange programs by creating the Utah-Mexico Partnership Working Group.
Originally published May 25, 2006
Rosa M. Martinez / Daily News
Members of the Minuteman border watch group protest on Wednesday during the visit of Mexican President Vicente Fox near the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Top 10 Signs the U.S. Is Becoming a Police State
Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State
By Allan Uthman, Buffalo Beast. Posted May 26, 2006.
From secret detention centers to warrantless wiretapping, Bush and Co. give free rein to their totalitarian impulses.
Is the U.S. becoming a police state? Here are the top 10 signs that it may well be the case.
1. The Internet Clampdown
One saving grace of alternative media in this age of unfettered corporate conglomeration has been the internet. While the masses are spoon-fed predigested news on TV and in mainstream print publications, the truth-seeking individual still has access to a broad array of investigative reporting and political opinion via the world-wide web. Of course, it was only a matter of time before the government moved to patch up this crack in the sky.
Attempts to regulate and filter internet content are intensifying lately, coming both from telecommunications corporations (who are gearing up to pass legislation transferring ownership and regulation of the internet to themselves), and the Pentagon (which issued an "Information Operations Roadmap" in 2003, signed by Donald Rumsfeld, which outlines tactics such as network attacks and acknowledges, without suggesting a remedy, that US propaganda planted in other countries has easily found its way to Americans via the internet). One obvious tactic clearing the way for stifling regulation of internet content is the growing media frenzy over child pornography and "internet predators," which will surely lead to legislation that by far exceeds in its purview what is needed to fight such threats.
2. "The Long War"
This little piece of clumsy marketing died off quickly, but it gave away what many already suspected: the War on Terror will never end, nor is it meant to end. It is designed to be perpetual. As with the War on Drugs, it outlines a goal that can never be fully attained -- as long as there are pissed off people and explosives. The Long War will eternally justify what are ostensibly temporary measures: suspension of civil liberties, military expansion, domestic spying, massive deficit spending and the like. This short-lived moniker told us all, "get used to it. Things aren't going to change any time soon."
3. The USA PATRIOT Act
Did anyone really think this was going to be temporary? Yes, this disgusting power grab gives the government the right to sneak into your house, look through all your stuff and not tell you about it for weeks on a rubber stamp warrant. Yes, they can look at your medical records and library selections. Yes, they can pass along any information they find without probable cause for purposes of prosecution. No, they're not going to take it back, ever.
4. Prison Camps
This last January the Army Corps of Engineers gave Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root nearly $400 million to build detention centers in the United States, for the purpose of unspecified "new programs." Of course, the obvious first guess would be that these new programs might involve rounding up Muslims or political dissenters -- I mean, obviously detention facilities are there to hold somebody. I wish I had more to tell you about this, but it's, you know... secret.
5. Touchscreen Voting Machines
Despite clear, copious evidence that these nefarious contraptions are built to be tampered with, they continue to spread and dominate the voting landscape, thanks to Bush's "Help America Vote Act," the exploitation of corrupt elections officials, and the general public's enduring cluelessness.
In Utah, Emery County Elections Director Bruce Funk witnessed security testing by an outside firm on Diebold voting machines which showed them to be a security risk. But his warnings fell on deaf ears. Instead Diebold attorneys were flown to Emery County on the governor's airplane to squelch the story. Funk was fired. In Florida, Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho discovered an alarming security flaw in their Diebold system at the end of last year. Rather than fix the flaw, Diebold refused to fulfill its contract. Both of the other two touchscreen voting machine vendors, Sequoia and ES&S, now refuse to do business with Sancho, who is required by HAVA to implement a touchscreen system and will be sued by his own state if he doesn't. Diebold is said to be pressuring for Sancho's ouster before it will resume servicing the county.
Stories like these and much worse abound, and yet TV news outlets have done less coverage of the new era of elections fraud than even 9/11 conspiracy theories. This is possibly the most important story of this century, but nobody seems to give a damn. As long as this issue is ignored, real American democracy will remain an illusion. The midterm elections will be an interesting test of the public's continuing gullibility about voting integrity, especially if the Democrats don't win substantial gains, as they almost surely will if everything is kosher.
Bush just suggested that his brother Jeb would make a good president. We really need to fix this problem soon.
6. Signing Statements
Bush has famously never vetoed a bill. This is because he prefers to simply nullify laws he doesn't like with "signing statements." Bush has issued over 700 such statements, twice as many as all previous presidents combined. A few examples of recently passed laws and their corresponding dismissals, courtesy of the Boston Globe:
--Dec. 30, 2005: US interrogators cannot torture prisoners or otherwise subject them to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
Bush's signing statement: The president, as commander in chief, can waive the torture ban if he decides that harsh interrogation techniques will assist in preventing terrorist attacks.
--Dec. 30, 2005: When requested, scientific information ''prepared by government researchers and scientists shall be transmitted [to Congress] uncensored and without delay."
Bush's signing statement: The president can tell researchers to withhold any information from Congress if he decides its disclosure could impair foreign relations, national security, or the workings of the executive branch.
--Dec. 23, 2004: Forbids US troops in Colombia from participating in any combat against rebels, except in cases of self-defense. Caps the number of US troops allowed in Colombia at 800.
Bush's signing statement: Only the president, as commander in chief, can place restrictions on the use of US armed forces, so the executive branch will construe the law ''as advisory in nature."
Essentially, this administration is bypassing the judiciary and deciding for itself whether laws are constitutional or not. Somehow, I don't see the new Supreme Court lineup having much of a problem with that, though. So no matter what laws congress passes, Bush will simply choose to ignore the ones he doesn't care for. It's much quieter than a veto, and can't be overridden by a two-thirds majority. It's also totally absurd.
7. Warrantless Wiretapping
Amazingly, the GOP sees this issue as a plus for them. How can this be? What are you, stupid? You find out the government is listening to the phone calls of U.S. citizens, without even the weakest of judicial oversight and you think that's okay? Come on -- if you know anything about history, you know that no government can be trusted to handle something like this responsibly. One day they're listening for Osama, and the next they're listening in on Howard Dean.
Think about it: this administration hates unauthorized leaks. With no judicial oversight, why on earth wouldn't they eavesdrop on, say, Seymour Hersh, to figure out who's spilling the beans? It's a no-brainer. Speaking of which, it bears repeating: terrorists already knew we would try to spy on them. They don't care if we have a warrant or not. But you should.
8. Free Speech Zones
I know it's old news, but... come on, are they f****** serious?
9. High-ranking Whistleblowers
Army Generals. Top-level CIA officials. NSA operatives. White House cabinet members. These are the kind of people that Republicans fantasize about being, and whose judgment they usually respect. But for some reason, when these people resign in protest and criticize the Bush administration en masse, they are cast as traitorous, anti-American publicity hounds. Ridiculous. The fact is, when people who kill, spy and deceive for a living tell you that the White House has gone too far, you had damn well better pay attention. We all know most of these people are staunch Republicans. If the entire military except for the two guys the Pentagon put in front of the press wants Rumsfeld out, why on earth wouldn't you listen?
10. The CIA Shakeup
Was Porter Goss fired because he was resisting the efforts of Rumsfeld or Negroponte? No. These appointments all come from the same guys, and they wouldn't be nominated if they weren't on board all the way. Goss was probably canned so abruptly due to a scandal involving a crooked defense contractor, his hand-picked third-in-command, the Watergate hotel and some hookers.
If Bush's nominee for CIA chief, Air Force General Michael Hayden, is confirmed, that will put every spy program in Washington under military control. Hayden, who oversaw the NSA warrantless wiretapping program and is clearly down with the program. That program? To weaken and dismantle or at least neuter the CIA. Despite its best efforts to blame the CIA for "intelligence errors" leading to the Iraq war, the picture has clearly emerged -- through extensive CIA leaks -- that the White House's analysis of Saddam's destructive capacity was not shared by the Agency. This has proved to be a real pain in the ass for Bush and the gang.
Who'd have thought that career spooks would have moral qualms about deceiving the American people? And what is a president to do about it? Simple: make the critical agents leave, and fill their slots with Bush/Cheney loyalists. Then again, why not simply replace the entire organization? That is essentially what both Rumsfeld at the DoD and newly minted Director of National Intelligence John are doing -- they want to move intelligence analysis into the hands of people that they can control, so the next time they lie about an "imminent threat" nobody's going to tell. And the press is applauding the move as a "necessary reform."
Remember the good old days, when the CIA were the bad guys?
"America: From Freedom to Fascism" Gets Standing Ovation at Cannes Premier
From: Aaron Russo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 1:28 PM
Subject: America: Freedom to Fascism - Success at Cannes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2006
Cannes Premiere Gets Standing Ovation
Aaron Russo’s AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM
To Open Across America July 28
CANNES, FRANCE – Aaron Russo’s incendiary political documentary which exposes many of the governmental organizations and entities that have abridged the freedoms of U.S. citizens had its international premiere at Cannes and won a standing ovation. The event, which was held on the beach and filled to capacity, was open to the public and drew a crowd of people who stood along the boardwalk to watch the film.
Through interviews with U.S. Congressmen, as well the former IRS Commissioner, former IRS and FBI agents, tax attorneys and authors, Russo proves conclusively that there is no law requiring citizens to pay a direct tax on their labor. His film connects the dots between money creation, federal income tax, voter fraud, the national identity card (which becomes law in May 2008) and the implementation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track citizens. Neither left nor right-wing in perspective, the film concludes that the U.S. government is taking on the characteristics of a police state. Doc will open on multiple screens in cities across the U.S. beginning July 28.
The international audience at Cannes as well as the European media has been fascinated by Russo’s fiery diatribe against the direction America is heading. The discussion that followed the preview lasted for thirty minutes. Actor Nick Nolte, in Cannes for the premiere of “Over The Hedge,” joined Russo during the event. “The information in this film is something everybody has to know”, said Nolte, who was the lead actor in “Teachers,” a film produced by Russo.
Russo, who is best known as the producer of feature films including “The Rose” with Bette Midler and “Trading Places” with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, wrote, produced, and directed the doc. “I am disgusted by the direction America was heading,” says Russo. “I made this movie because I want to live in a free country and I want my kids and grandkids to live in a free country. The American people must abandon the myth that America is still the land of liberty that it once was.”
Russo’s doc already has a tremendous grass root groundswell behind it. The film has previewed in over twenty-five cities with sold out theatres and standing ovations. The website, www.freedomtofascism.com has been had over five hundred thousand (500,000) streams of the video trailer. Additionally, through the website and from grassroots screenings, over $100,000 in non-deductible donations has been collected to help with the theatrical release.
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Thursday, May 25, 2006
U.S. SENATE PASSES AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS BILL
Those who have been following this debate know that this outrageous bill has gotten worse by the hour. Right down to the final minutes before the vote, Senators were adding language that further undermines our nation. For example, the bill calls for "consultation" with Mexican authorities before the agreed-upon fence is built!
And to think this is the same body that -- long ago! -- voted not to join the League of Nations (the first attempt to undermine U.S. sovereignty)!
The battle to secure our borders and save our nation from an amnesty flood is not yet over. After the Senate's Memorial Day recess, the bill will go to House-Senate Conference Committee. Already developing is a strategy to embolden the House to oppose the Senate amnesty measure. We can defeat this, but it will take a rising tide
of grassroots citizen outrage in the coming weeks.
It is worth nothing that the over the past two weeks the Senate was flooded with hundreds of thousands of letters, faxes, phone calls and petitions. Clearly We The People have spoken to our Government: We The People do not want this bill to become the law of the land!
We can win this fight for the very soul of our nation -- to secure our borders and stop the amnesty flood that the Senate has pushed today. If you or your friends want to help, here is a petition (if you have not already signed it):
Here are the specifics on the Roll Call / Vote Summary. (I note that Lindsay Graham voted for it; Jim DeMint voted against.)
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Question: On Passage of the Bill (S. 2611 As Amended )
Vote Number: 157 Vote Date: May 25, 2006, 05:39 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: S. 2611 (Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 )
Measure Title: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 62
Not Voting 2
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State
Alphabetical by Senator Name
Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Allard (R-CO), Nay
Allen (R-VA), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Biden (D-DE), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Yea
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burns (R-MT), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Chafee (R-RI), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Clinton (D-NY), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Nay
Coleman (R-MN), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Craig (R-ID), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Dayton (D-MN), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
DeWine (R-OH), Yea
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dole (R-NC), Nay
Domenici (R-NM), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Frist (R-TN), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagel (R-NE), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Jeffords (I-VT), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kennedy (D-MA), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (D-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lott (R-MS), Nay
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Martinez (R-FL), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Obama (D-IL), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Not Voting
Salazar (D-CO), Not Voting
Santorum (R-PA), Nay
Sarbanes (D-MD), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Smith (R-OR), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Stevens (R-AK), Yea
Sununu (R-NH), Nay
Talent (R-MO), Nay
Thomas (R-WY), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (R-VA), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea
Grouped By Vote Position
Not Voting - 2
Grouped by Home State
Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Yea Stevens (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Nay Salazar (D-CO), Not Voting
Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Yea Lieberman (D-CT), Yea
Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Yea Carper (D-DE), Yea
Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Yea Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Yea Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Yea Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Obama (D-IL), Yea
Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Yea Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Kansas: Brownback (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Nay McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Maryland: Mikulski (D-MD), Yea Sarbanes (D-MD), Yea
Massachusetts: Kennedy (D-MA), Yea Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Minnesota: Coleman (R-MN), Yea Dayton (D-MN), Yea
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay Lott (R-MS), Nay
Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Nay Talent (R-MO), Nay
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Burns (R-MT), Nay
Nebraska: Hagel (R-NE), Yea Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea
New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Yea Sununu (R-NH), Nay
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Yea Domenici (R-NM), Yea
New York: Clinton (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay Dole (R-NC), Nay
North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
Ohio: DeWine (R-OH), Yea Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Oregon: Smith (R-OR), Yea Wyden (D-OR), Yea
Pennsylvania: Santorum (R-PA), Nay Specter (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Chafee (R-RI), Yea Reed (D-RI), Yea
South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Nay Graham (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Nay
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Nay Frist (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Yea Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Vermont: Jeffords (I-VT), Yea Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Virginia: Allen (R-VA), Nay Warner (R-VA), Yea
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea
West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Nay Rockefeller (D-WV), Not Voting
Wisconsin: Feingold (D-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Wyoming: Enzi (R-WY), Nay Thomas (R-WY), Nay
The Washington Times
The 'shamnesty' legislation
By Dana Rohrabacher
Published May 25, 2006
Right now, the Senate is desperately trying to convince the American people that their immigration bill is something else — anything else — than what it is: a massive amnesty for all 15 million to 20 million illegal aliens without any meaningful enforcement provisions. This same open-borders crowd that has betrayed the American middle class for years is hoping to fool us again.
This "shamnesty" bill spells out the level of contempt the Senate has for middle-class Americans. This "comprehensive" bill includes:
• In-state tuition for illegal aliens. Your kid has to pay full freight if they cross state lines, but the illegal alien who broke into the country doesn't.
• All temporary guest workers have to be paid the prevailing wage. American citizens do not have to be paid prevailing wage.
• All agricultural guest workers under this bill cannot be fired by their employers except for what the bill calls "just cause." However, American agricultural workers can be fired for any reason.
• Illegal aliens are made eligible for Social Security. Not only will they receive retirement benefits, but their children will receive survivor benefits should the parents pass away. This is at a time when we are trying to keep Social Security solvent for the next generation.
• Expands the visa lottery program, which is itself a questionable way to make visa distribution decisions.
• Employers of illegal aliens get amnesty, too. Employers would be exempt from civil and criminal tax and criminal liability under immigration law. God forbid we hold employers accountable for helping illegal aliens break the law and being the magnet that has drawn them here for years.
• Taxpayer dollars to radical immigrant-rights groups so they can help illegal aliens adjust their status. Millions of your tax dollars will go to the same groups that organized those rallies where people who came here illegally waved foreign flags and thumbed their noses at our laws.
The Senate assures us we get "tough" border protections out of this bill, right? Wrong. The Basic Pilot Verification Program, which would force employers to check to see that a person has the right to work in America was gutted, the fencing provisions were gutted and the bill expands chain migration. Sen. Jeff Sessions did offer and pass an amendment to provide 370 miles of border fencing — half of what the House had offered. Sens. Sessions, David Vitter, Jon Kyl and John Cornyn have been heroic in attempting to salvage this bill — but gluing teeth and fur onto a duck doesn't turn it into a bear.
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. We have had several amnesties since the big amnesty in 1986. The results have been an exponential increase in illegal immigration, burdening the taxpayer, crowding the schools, closing emergency rooms and providing a third of the prisoners in the federal prison system. The Senate bill, which would change the status of 15 million to 20 million from illegal to legal, is just "deja vu all over again."
I know why Teddy Kennedy and his ilk want a bill that would bring in an estimated 60 million to 100 million people over the next 20 years: It is a ready source of new Democratic voters. Unskilled immigrants depend more on government services than they pay in, making them a natural Democrat constituency. On the other side of the equation, Republicans are beholden to the big-business, country club lobby. Their need for cheap labor trumps the need for strong enforcement and border control.
Middle-class Americans will be bowed and broken under this burden being piled on their shoulders. Americans need to hold their elected representatives accountable on this vote. If your representative in the House or Senate is not on your side, kick them out of office.
Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, is chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Committee on International Relations.
The Police State Prepares to Compromise Pastors
I wonder how long it will be before independent writers and bloggers will be seen as possible terrorists (or liaisons to such).
Thanks to Charlotte Iserbyt for this, however depressing.
Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For Martial Law
Nationwide initiative trains volunteers to teach congregations to "obey the government" during seizure of guns, property, forced inoculations and forced relocation
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | May 24 2006
A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation.
In March of this year the Pastor, who we shall refer to as Pastor Revere, was invited to attend a meeting of his local FEMA chapter which circulated around preparedness for a potential bio-terrorist attack, any natural disaster or a nationally declared emergency.
The FEMA directors told the Pastors that attended that it was their job to help implement FEMA and Homeland Security directives in anticipation of any of these eventualities. The first directive was for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13, the often taken out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians into supporting him, in order to teach them to "obey the government" when martial law is declared.
It was related to the Pastors that quarantines, martial law and forced relocation were a problem for state authorities when enforcing federal mandates due to the "cowboy mentality" of citizens standing up for their property and second amendment rights as well as farmers defending their crops and livestock from seizure. It was stressed that the Pastors needed to preach subservience to the authorities ahead of time in preparation for the round-ups and to make it clear to the congregation that "this is for their own good."
We have received confirmation from other preachers and Pastors that this program is a nationwide initiative and a literal Soviet model whereby the churches are being systematically infiltrated by government volunteers and used as conduits for martial law training and conditioning. The Pastor was told that over 13,000 counties were already on board.
It falls under the umbrella of the NVOAD program which is training volunteers in a "Peer to Peer" program in a neighborhood setting.
Pastors were told that the would be backed up by law enforcement in controlling uncooperative individuals and that they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.
"We get the the picture that we're going to be standing at the end of some farmer's lane while he's standing there with his double barrel, saying we have to confiscate your cows, your chickens, your firearms," said Pastor Revere.
The Pastor elaborated on how the directives were being smoke screened by an Orwellian alteration of their names.
"They're not using the term 'quarantine' - this is the term they're going to be using - it's called 'social distancing' don't you like that one," said the Pastor.
He also highlighted how detention camps had been renamed to give them a friendly warm veneer.
"Three months ago it was quarantine and relocation centers and now it's 'community centers' and these are going to be activated at the local schools," he said.
Pastor Revere outlined the plan to carry out mass vaccination and enforced drugging programs in times of crisis such as a bird flu outbreak.
"In the event of an outbreak or a bio-terrorist attack, there'd be a mass vaccination....they have a program nationwide 'Pills in People's Palm In 48 Hours'," said the Pastor who was told that Wal-Mart had been designated as the central outlet of this procedure.
Pastor Revere said that many attendees believed in the necessity of the program and were completely unaware to the motivations behind its true purpose and were offered incentives to become volunteers such as preferential treatment and first access for themselves and their families to vaccines and food shipments in times of emergency.
Which roads to close off after martial law was declared had also already been mapped out.
The precedent for mass gun confiscation in times of real or manufactured emergency was set during Hurricane Katrina when police and national guard patrols forced homeowners even in areas unaffected by the hurricane to hand over their legally owned firearms at gunpoint as is detailed in the video below.
In the following video Alex Jones exposes FEMA's deliberate sabotage of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts which were used as a platform for a beat test of forced relocation and gun confiscation.
Alex Jones' 2001 documentary film 9/11: The Road to Tyranny featured footage from a FEMA symposium given to firefighters and other emergency personnel in Kansas City in which it was stated that the founding fathers, Christians and homeschoolers were terrorists and should be treated with the utmost suspicion and brutality in times of national emergency.
We have highlighted previous training manuals issues by state and federal government bodies which identify whole swathes of the population as potential terrorists. A Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public characteristics to identify terrorists that include buying baby formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying documents like a drivers license and traveling with women or children.
A Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize terrorists lists anti-government and property rights activists as terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras, pads and notebooks in a compendium of terrorist tools.
Shortly after 9/11 a Phoenix FBI manual that was disseminated amongst federal employees at the end of the Clinton term caused waves on the Internet after it was revealed that potential terrorists included, "defenders of the US Constitution against federal government and the UN, " and individuals who "make numerous references to the US Constitution." Lawyers everywhere cowered in fear at being shipped off to Gitmo.
In December 2003 the FBI warned Americans nationwide to be on the lookout for people reading Almanacs as this could indicate an act of terrorism in planning. Almanacs are popular glove box inventory of any vehicle and this ludicrous fearmongering was met with a raucous response from satirists and news commentators.
In another twilight zone Nazi-like spectacle, Pastors were asked to make a pledge or an affirmation during the meeting to fulfil the roles ascribed to them by FEMA. They were given assurances that they would be covered by full compensation in the event of resisters injuring them during property seizures and round-ups.
The Pastor said that his county had already succumbed to a tattle-tale like mentality where neighbors were reporting neighbors to the authorities for things like having chickens in their back yard. The brown shirt precedent has been set whereby people immediately turn to the authorities in fealty whenever their paranoid suspicions, fueled by zealous government and media fearmongering, are heightened.
Pastor Revere said the completion of the first stage of the program was slated for August 31st. At this point all the counties within the United States would be networked as part of the so-called disaster relief program.
We issue a challenge to all of our readers to print off this article and the supporting documents we will subsequently provide and confront their local preacher with it. If they don't receive a response within a week they should investigate further into whether their preacher is involved and hand out information to other members of the congregation.
Click here to listen to the Pastor's interview on the Alex Jones Show.
FEMA Training Documents for Pastors
Police provide cover for a FEMA house-by-house search in New Orleans.
Check it out!
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Our Paranoid Government--and Its Dominant-Media Guardians
From the April 2006 Idaho Observer:
Spokane police prove Russo’s point with theater "sting" op
SPOKANE, WA — Spokane Police Detective C.N. Brenden and Spokane County Sheriff’s Detective Fred Reutsch talked Learn To Burn guitar shop owner Roy Jackson into letting them set up a surveillance camera behind the store’s one-way glass window to film people as they came and went from the Garland Theater March 13, 2006—-the night We the People (WTP) sponsored the showing of Aaron Russo’s America From Freedom to Fascism.
The "sting" was brought to the attention of IO editor Don Harkins in a phone call from Spokesman-Review newspaper columnist Doug Clark. Harkins gave Clark a couple of quotes that would have brought real meaning to the story, but Clark did not use them. Instead he showed his bias for tax honesty advocates by referring to the extremely polite crowd as the "rabid rabble" that is "buggier than a flophouse mattress."
The police refused to comment saying they had a tip that a wanted man was going to attend the showing that night. Clark referred to the police as "double-O bozos" to make them appear like bumbling idiots rather than what they really are: Agents of an increasingly paranoid government given to spying on people going to the movies.
Harkins attempted to engage Clark in email (see below) but Clark did not answer.
WTP Chairman Bob Schulz offered to fly back to Spokane and show Clark the film because he missed it the first time around. Schulz noted that Clark stated in his article, "The prisons are home to fools who believe that claptrap," regarding the government’s refusal to show people the law requiring them to pay a direct tax on their labor. Schulz thinks that Clark either knows something that has escaped tax honesty advocates who have spent years studying and litigating the issue or he is a poor journalist. Clark has not even bothered to honor the offer with a reply.
It has been reported that in most places where Freedom to Fascism has been shown, police presence has been seen or felt — even though not one incident of improper conduct has given them cause to be there in an official capacity.
OPEN EMAIL TO DOUG CLARK, SPOKESMAN-REVIEW FROM IDAHO
OBSERVER'S DON HARKINS
April 9, 2006
Rabbid rabble? Buggier than a flophouse mattress?
I understand the psychology of framing those who take exception to the direction our country has taken in terms such as those you have used in this and other articles. We are used to it and, in all honesty, aren’t very "twitchy" about it anymore. "Amused" is a more accurate term. It is so ironic that columnists like you continue to inflict ad hominem derogations against us even now when our "paranoid delusions" of the last decade are coming true. The irony continues in our minds because so many people accept your illiterate characterizations and seem to enjoy the names you call us while our research and independent thinking reveals that the land of the free imprisons more people than any nation in world history; while public debt continues to climb to levels that aren’t even real in human terms (Do that math, Doug: How long does it take to count to a trillion one second at a time?); while our people become sicker and sicker from consumption of known poisons that are approved by government; while we murder thousands of innocents in a war on terror that was illegally declared in non-sequitorious response to the government’s version of 9/11 — a true conspiracy theory that defies the laws of natural science, logic and common sense and; while...I could go on for a very long time.
Though it does sadden me that you and thousands of dominant-media columnists all over the nation are fiddling while Rome burns, I do respect your writing ability and do believe that you are an intelligent man whose passion for life is the motivation behind your stories. Plus, I met you in Peaceful Valley in the mid-80s when I was in my early 20s and carry with me that favorable impression of you. Time and experience since beginning my "opposition media" career in 1995 has taught me to stay away from guys like you because no amount of evidence will change your minds on important areas of investigation that compel independent thinkers such as myself to form dissident opinions. We have also found that no matter how well-behaved, open, generous and hospitable we behave, our characters are still assassinated with words intended to stereotype us as stupid, radical, racially-intolerant, anti-government extremists. Having spent a decade in the company of these people (being one of them myself) I can assure you that, like any group, dissident or otherwise, there are those who may fit your definitions. However, the vast majority are salt-of-the-earth types whose only desire is to make the world a better place and have made a commitment to stand for truth and justice (both of which are concepts, when truly applied, are color blind).
Regardless that my good intentions, and the good intentions of my friends, have consistently been edited out of dominant media copy, I would like to extend to you an invitation to sit down and discuss any issue you would like to discuss with regard to what is most accurately described as "anti-bad (corrupt, criminal) government activism." Government today could accurately be described as "anti-government extremism" because our form of government, as ratified by the people in 1787, is not the same form of government currently in power. Yet the government today claims to get its authority from the Constitution. If you compare the constitutional form of government and its contemporary incarnation, you would have to agree that they are very different. If adhering to the tenets of the original Constitution is "government," then those who intentionally violate those tenets would be anti-government. And, if they are so extreme about their anti-government activities that they are capable of going to war without declaration from Congress; spending trillions on war without the consent of Congress and surveil/charge/prosecute/convict/sentence/imprison those who question the lawfulness of their actions, then, by logical extension, they are anti-government extremists.
I think it is really weird how the dominant media insists that those who are pro- constitutional government and desire that all people be treated equally under the law are "anti-government extremists" and those in government who abuse the law and have the power to treat some people unequally under the law are referred to as the "authorities."
With regard to the tax honesty movement, we have a federal government misapplying the 16th Amendment. When citizens bring the inequities to the attention of the "authorities," the IRS itself gets to rule in its own star chamber called "tax court" that it is not violating the laws. A savvy citizen can get the case out of IRS tax court and into federal district court where the federal judge rules in favor of the federal agency and its agents. If the IRS charges a citizen criminally, the USDOJ (and its limitless resources) prosecutes the federal case in federal court in front of federal judges and predictably rules in favor of the federal government.
Thousands of people are currently rotting in prison for being principled (or stupid) enough to stand for what the law actually says and for what the 16th Amendment was originally intended to accomplish (tax relief for wage earners). Is this an indication of their beliefs being "claptrap" or an indictment of a system that ignores our informed and impassioned pleas for justice to protect its own interests?
We at The Idaho Observer produced a 16-page booklet that consulted every known authority from the moment the debates began in the 1870s to the 1913 passage of the 16th Amendment to answer the question: "Were wages and salaries intended to be taxed as ‘income.’" The answer, from Congressional Record, the position piece wrote by 16th Amendment author Sen. Norris Brown (R-Neb.), newspaper articles, upper and lower Court rulings, is "NO." I will send it to you or you can see it online at www.truthintaxation.us.
So, thanking you in part and chastising you in part, I hope this missive finds you well and that you are able to receive it in the spirit of honor and decency it was sent. Also, if you consume any products that contain aspartame, stop immediately. The stuff is a neurotoxic drug that is 10 percent free methanol. We have also produced a booklet on this subject and you won’t believe who made sure this systemic poison was
inflicted on the world.
No matter what, Don Harkins
The Idaho Observer
Controlling What People Believe
What People Believe
by Charley Reese
How do you persuade a man who has a wife and children and who works hard but can barely make ends meet to take a pay cut and go do something that has a high probability of getting him killed or seriously injured?
Clearly, it is not in a man's self-interest to go to a foreign country and fight in a war, the outcome of which won't affect him or his family. So how do you persuade him to do it?
The answer lies in the nature of the human being. We are mind-directed creatures. We act on the basis of our beliefs. Therefore, if you can control what people believe, you can control what they do. That's the whole purpose of advertising, for example – to instill in people's minds the belief that a product or service will be beneficial to them.
Persuading people to go to war is much more complicated and involves identity, which is constructed of beliefs. When we are born, we don't know who we are or where we are. We only know we've just been pushed out of the warm womb into the drafty world of giants who can pick us up by our feet and whack our backsides. We protest the only way we can – by yelling.
The first beliefs that will come to constitute our identity come from parents or caregivers. Any psychiatrist can tell you how important these beliefs are and how difficult they are to shed. Then we begin to add more from our peers, from the culture and from education. So, we learn we are Americans, and just what are Americans? Well, we are told about that largely through history, through stories told by our own family and stories we read or see in the movies.
And once we identify ourselves as Americans, then we will act as we believe Americans, as we have defined them, ought to act. It was not in my self-interest to go into the Army. I had a good job. I had already decided against the military as a career. But, as an American, I believed it was my duty, so I went, and if the Army had said to go to Vietnam, I would have gone without question. My identity as an American was based on my beliefs, and part of those beliefs was that every American had a duty to take his turn on watch.
Millions of men have gone to war because, as Americans or British or French or Germans or Russians or Japanese, they believed it was their duty. The danger lies in the fact that unscrupulous men, through misrepresentation and propaganda, can motivate people to go to war even though it is not in their country's interest, much less their own. Unless there is an invader threatening one's home and hearth, it is never in the interest of an individual to go war – unless he decides to be a mercenary.
It is an evil paradox that men with the lowest motives can launch wars by appealing to the highest ideals of better men.
The millions killed in all the wars were nobodies as far as the leaders who sent them into war were concerned. They were cannon fodder. They all shared in common the fact that their political leaders were willing to sacrifice them for greed or ego. For all practical purposes, all of the dead in wars are unknown soldiers in the war leaders' eyes. The dead are known only to the people who loved them.
The trick is to remember to make the distinction between America in the abstract and America in reality. The America in the abstract is made up of all our experiences, memories, stories, legends and myths. The America in reality consists of what exists right at this moment.
And what exists right at this moment is a corrupt federal government with a foolish man in the White House. What exists at this moment is a military-industrial complex with a vested interest in war and conflict. What exists at this moment are unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. What exists at this moment is a government solicitous of corporate welfare, but one that doesn't give a hoot about the individual American.
Rudyard Kipling said it so well when in a poem he wrote: "If any question why we died / Tell them, because our fathers lied." Be alert when you hear politicians talk about abstractions like patriotism, national security and international stability. They are trying to control you by controlling your mind.
May 22, 2006
Charley Reese [send him mail] has been a journalist for 49 years.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Bush's Real Goal: Dissolve America Into a North American Union
Bush's Real Goal - Dissolve America Into The NAU
North American Union To Replace USA?
By Jerome R. Corsi
President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with both Mexico and Canada. This was the hidden agenda behind the Bush administration's true open borders policy.
Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA to include Canada, setting the stage for North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada.
President Bush intends to abrogate U.S. sovereignty to the North American Union, a new economic and political entity which the President is quietly forming, much as the European Union has formed.
The blueprint President Bush is following was laid out in a 2005 report entitled "Building a North American Community" published by the left-of-center Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR report connects the dots between the Bush administration's actual policy on illegal immigration and the drive to create the North American Union:
At their meeting in Waco, Texas, at the end of March 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin committed their governments to a path of cooperation and joint action. We welcome this important development and offer this report to add urgency and specific recommendations to strengthen their efforts.
What is the plan? Simple, erase the borders. The plan is contained in a "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" little noticed when President Bush and President Fox created it in March 2005:
In March 2005, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States adopted a Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), establishing ministerial-level working groups to address key security and economic issues facing North America and setting a short deadline for reporting progress back to their governments. President Bush described the significance of the SPP as putting forward a common commitment "to markets and democracy, freedom and trade, and mutual prosperity and security." The policy framework articulated by the three leaders is a significant commitment that will benefit from broad discussion and advice. The Task Force is pleased to provide specific advice on how the partnership can be pursued and realized.
To that end, the Task Force proposes the creation by 2010 of a North American community to enhance security, prosperity, and opportunity. We propose a community based on the principle affirmed in the March 2005 Joint Statement of the three leaders that "our security and prosperity are mutually dependent and complementary." Its boundaries will be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of people, products, and capital will be legal, orderly and safe. Its goal will be to guarantee a free, secure, just, and prosperous North America.
The perspective of the CFR report allows us to see President Bush's speech to the nation as nothing more than public relations posturing and window dressing. No wonder President Vincente Fox called President Bush in a panic after the speech. How could the President go back on his word to Mexico by actually securing our border? Not to worry, President Bush reassured President Fox. The National Guard on the border were only temporary, meant to last only as long until the public forgets about the issue, as has always been the case in the past.
The North American Union plan, which Vincente Fox has every reason to presume President Bush is still following, calls for the only border to be around the North American Union -- not between any of these countries. Or, as the CFR report stated:
The three governments should commit themselves to the long-term goal of dramatically diminishing the need for the current intensity of the governments' physical control of cross-border traffic, travel, and trade within North America. A long-term goal for a North American border action plan should be joint screening of travelers from third countries at their first point of entry into North America and the elimination of most controls over the temporary movement of these travelers within North America.
Discovering connections like this between the CFR recommendations and Bush administration policy gives credence to the argument that President Bush favors amnesty and open borders, as he originally said. Moreover, President Bush most likely continues to consider groups such as the Minuteman Project to be "vigilantes," as he has also said in response to a reporter's question during the March 2005 meeting with President Fox.
Why doesn't President Bush just tell the truth? His secret agenda is to dissolve the United States of America into the North American Union. The administration has no intent to secure the border, or to enforce rigorously existing immigration laws. Securing our border with Mexico is evidently one of the jobs President Bush just won't do. If a fence is going to be built on our border with Mexico, evidently the Minuteman Project is going to have to build the fence themselves. Will President Bush protect America's sovereignty, or is this too a job the Minuteman Project will have to do for him?
Mr. Corsi is the author of several books, including "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" (along with John O'Neill), "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil" (along with Craig R. Smith), and "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians." He is a frequent guest on the G. Gordon Liddy radio show. He will soon co-author a new book with Jim Gilchrist on the Minuteman Project.