Sunday, January 31, 2010

CIA Black Op Death Squads?

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SENATE BURGLARY: CIA DOMESTIC BLACK-OP TEAM ARRESTED

January 30, 2010 by Gordon Duff · 17 Comments

ALL 4 INVOLVED IN SENATE HOMELAND SECURITY BREAKIN CIA “N-O-C” AGENTS

CIA PROGRAM MAY HAVE TRAINED DOMESTIC “DEATH SQUADS”

By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

Last week’s breakin at Senator Mary Landrieu’s office in the New Orleans Federal Building was more than it seemed, much more. All of the 4 arrested had been trained by the CIA and, possibly, Israel. One arrested, Stan Dai, is listed as an Operations Officer of the Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Program and a known expert and lecturer on, not only surveillance but explosives training, assassinations and “false flag operations.” If you wanted a plane to crash, an enemy to get sick and die or a building to blow up, Dai would be the man to know how to make it happen. Problem is, his skills were being used as part of a criminal conspiracy inside the United States against members of our own government.

Original reports on the “break-in” were also wrong. One of those arrested was found blocks away with a covert receiver, managing the office bugs. The man in the car is identified as Stan Dai, Operations Officer for the Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Program:

“one of the four was arrested with a listening device in a car blocks from the senator’s offices.” The FBI’s affidavit noted that Flanagan and Basel were in the building with O’Keefe, and a federal law enforcement official confirmed to AP that Dai was the one in the car.”

What is not initially known is whether this was the first attempt or, as is much more likely, an additional incursion to plant new bugs as the ones in place were missing key conversations. Also, it is not known how many “black ops” crews are being run by the CIA inside the United States in violation of their charter or if their operations are being limited to spying on Democratic lawmakers or if operations of a more threatening nature have been performed but remain undiscovered.

Additionally, as this was a covert op against US government investigations of, not only terrorism and terrorism funding but major financial crimes against the United States, it is unclear who the recipient of the “product,” an intelligence industry term for “output” or information put up for “distribution” might be. Potential buyers could be the Republican Party, Israel, Turkey, India, Russia, China, Venezuela, North Korea or financial institutions involved in massive money laundering schemes being investigated by the Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security of which Senator Landireu is a member.

Learn how the Intelliegence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) at Georgetown University and the CIA got involved in this seedy domestic “black ops” group. In a story broken this week:

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. (note the parallels between the Georgetown program tied to “conservative think tanks” and the GWU program with similar ties and the same characters where we trace Dr. Hasan, Ft Hood mass murderer to)

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. (a seemingly meaningless statement considering what has happened)

The Trinity program received a “$250,000 renewable grant from the U.S. Intelligence Community” upon launching in 2004, according to its Web site. The program’s goals are stated:

The IC CAE in National Security Studies Program was established during 2005 in response to the nation’s increasing need for IC professionals who are educated and trained with the unique knowledge, skills and capabilities to carry out America’s national security objectives.

The CIA summer school packet also notes that Dai “served as the Operations Officer of a Department of Defense irregular warfare fellowship program.”

Dai has been an undergraduate fellow with the Washington-based national security think tank Foundation for the Defense of the Democracies (FDD), according to his College Leadership Program award biography at the Phillips Foundation — as Lindsay Beyerstein first reported.

FDD claims that it’s partly funded by the US State Department. Its Leadership Council and Board of Advisers comprise many high-profile conservative politicians and public figures — including former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), former Bush official Richard Perle and columnist Charles Krauthammer.

Operatives recruited in universities and managed thru conservative think tanks receive paid “vacations” to Israel and elsewhere, places where they are trained in silent killing, use of poisons, explosives and other potentially useful skills whether their career is in intelligence or politics. As with other terrorist suspects such as those who travel to Afghanistan for their training, these domestic types are funded covertly through the US government but, as we see in New Orleans, rented out to either Israel, India or the Republican party.

This history of this program parallels one from the Nixon administration after the Vietnam War. CIA recruiters subsidized hundreds, perhaps several thousand veterans, Marines, Special Forces and Army Rangers who served in unofficial and semi-official capacities in and out of the US. Some serve to this day. Today’s, if current bio’s are any indication, depend more on ideology than physical bravery or intellectual qualifications. Perhaps the “purity” test left little room for battle hardened veterans who might choose country over party and loyalty over cash.

In a “clarification” of how Israel is involved and sees their cooperation in this domestic terror organization as part of their support of the United States as a trusted ally, we received the following story:

Dai traveled to Israel for two weeks in 2004 on an FDD (Foundation for the Defense of the Democracies, a conservative Washington based “think tank” with CIA ties) -sponsored trip, the Daily Herald reported. “All expenses (room, board and travel) will be assumed by FDD,” FDD’s Web site said of its Israel program.

A host of FDD testimonials from Academic Fellows reveal that many fellows have traveled to Israel for training and field trips. The Foundation says the course includes “lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States.”

FDD proclaims that “Like America, Israel is at the forefront in the war on terrorism.” Further explaining its interest in Israel, FDD declares:

“Both the United States and Israel are democracies, and both face the same enemy. It is this connection between Israel’s experience and the future of the United States that is the essence of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.”

One FDD testimonial, by 2004-2005 fellow Dr. Cathal J. Nolan, highlighted the group’s bond with high-level intelligence and government officials in Israel:

“The access which FDD provided to top government officials–and to academic, police, security service, and intelligence experts at the highest levels–was truly remarkable. I know of no other foundation or fellowship program which is able to provide so much top-level access and first-hand intelligence and security service information in so compact a form, or in such an intellectually stimulating environment.”

No explanation was offered as to how this “stimulating environment” managed to foster attacks on high security government offices, filled with vital intelligence. If Israel and the United States face the same enemy, why is Israel training Americans to attack America? One can’t help but see parallels between “junkets” to Israel for “intelligence training” and Islamic militants who go to Afghanistan for “terrorist” training.

How few Islamic terrorists would we catch if they were aided by Washington “think tanks,” guided by the Department of Defense or funded by the CIA?

Last week, Veterans Today outlined the many high security projects being monitored from Senator Landrieu’s office which included, not only terrorist money laundering and other security issues but investigations targeting tens of billions of dollars being hidden offshore illegally by Americans, many with ties to Israel. The projects subject to spying by this CIA/Israeli operation are, among others: (source: Department of Homeland Security and the United States Senate)

SENATE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE

Current hearings held by the Senate Homeland Security Committee chaired by Landireu, hearings subject to this espionage attack involve:

  • Intelligence reform in the aftermath of the Christmas terrorist attack
  • Overviews of contracting corruption in Afghanistan
  • Planning for securing America’s diplomats around the world
  • The Terrorist Reform and Terrorist Prevention Act (IRTPA)
  • Investigating the root causes of the Ft. Hood attack
  • Securing America from financial crimes
  • America’s Defense from Cyber Attack
  • Development plans for “post surge” Afghanistan

Current investigations by the Sub-Committee on Investigations are:

  • Speculation in trading and how it effects national security
  • How US banks help overseas corporation dodge US taxes
  • Report on Tax Havens hiding billions from the IRS
  • Massive abuses of government credit cards by employees
  • Ending “offshore secrecy” to allow the US to recover billions in tax shortfall
  • Shell Oil credit card interest abuses
  • Medicaid abuse and equipment overcharges
  • Billions in unpaid taxes on Medicaid income by American doctors
  • Speculation in the energy markets costing American consumers billions a year
  • Failures in United Nations reform, waste and corruption
  • Speculation and manipulation that controls and rigs crude oil and gasoline markets
  • and many many more

9/11

  • The Senate HSC is responsible for implementing all intelligence reforms resulting from the findings of the 9/11 commission especially in light of continued failures as demonstrated by the Ft. Hood tragedy and the Detroit terror attack.

Current contracting oversight responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all USAID reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan
  • Investigating massive corruption tied to the US Embassy in Kabul
  • Overseeing all US contractors used in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world in regard to corrupt practices and cost overruns
  • Detecting and Prosecuting Contractor Fraud

No information has been given as to how Federal authorities came to break up this terrorist operation but we are told that informants inside the CIA still loyal to the United States were involved. The arrest of Dai, a highly trained operative blocks away from the scene opens a number of scenarios.

With much of the CIA’s former leadership now employed by Blackwater/Xe, a company owned and controlled by Republican party leadership, the lines between domestic and foreign intelligence operations have become blurred. “CIA agents” killed in Afghanistan recently may all have been Blackwater/Xe employees, some or all former CIA operatives seeking the higher salaries of the private security industry. Has the CIA become “interchangable” with a mercenary group tied to a political party and available for hire by anyone with enough money? The deteriorating security sitiuation in Afghanistan and Pakistan gives creedence to this hypothesis.

The use of forces designated only to be used against American enemies outside the United States against elected officials of our own government, possibly on behalf of an unfriendly foreign government, is a total indictment of the usefulness of our entire intelligence community. Attempts to centralize intelligence resources only tied those resources to individuals whose political ideologies surpassed loyalty to the United States or were superceded by moral flexibility, so often the case with politicians, now popularly described under the term “situational narcissism.” (believing one’s position places one above any moral code or ethical standard)

Significant polarization within the political community during the Bush administration encouraged members of the intelligence community to look on members of the opposition political party as terrorist sympathizers. We are told that many members of the military and intelligence community may be actively involved in “extracurricular” activities, freelancing for individuals no longer in government. Those co-opted by extremist views are vulnerable to ploys from foreign intelligence agencies who represent themselves as part of “right thinking” or “conservative” patriotic groups.

This is a common ploy, developed long ago by the KGB in the Soviet Union and now SOP, (Standard Operating Proceedure) for agencies of friend and foe alike.

It is now a subject for a legitimate investigation as are such “accidents” as the Ohio plane crash that killed Mike Connell, GOP “vote rigging” guru who asked for police protection from Karl Rove tied to rigging the 2004 Presidential Election. Connell’s family believes his death was murder. US Senators, investigative reporters, whistleblowing scientists, “girlfriends” and so many other categories seem to die in numbers well beyond any actuarial table.

We are already spending billions of dollars a year hunting foreign terrorists that threaten the United States. Do we need to double this and go on a “witch hunt” within our own agencies, the ones we entrust with our own security? There is only one answer: Yes, of course we must. We may not have a few “bad apples,” we may have a diseased orchard.



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US Mega Depression Imminent?

Chinese Banks cut lending for January: First sign of mega depression?


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http://thecomingdepression.net Is this a sign that China is starting to put the latches on their lending to the US massive debt? Indeed, it would sure seem so. The Chinese know they will never get their money back.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Zinn Called War on Terror "Largest Lie"

By Sherwood Ross (about the author)

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The "largest lie," wrote hisorian Howard Zinn who died Wednesday at age 87, is that "everything the United States does is to be pardoned because we are engaged in a "war on terrorism.'"

"This ignores the fact that war is itself terrorism, that the barging into people's homes and taking away family members and subjecting them to torture, that is terrorism, that invading and bombing other countries does not give us more security but less security."

In an article published previously in "The Long Term View" magazine of the Massachusetts School of Law, Zinn said that in the Fallujah area of Iraq Knight Ridder reporters found there was no Ba'athist or Sunni conspiracy against the U.S., "only people ready to fight because their relatives had been hurt or killed, or they themselves had been humiliated by home searches and road stops."

Zinn, popularly known as the people's historian, pointed out that the U.S. may have liberated Iraq from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein but afterwards it became Iraq's occupier. He noted this is the same fate that befell Cuba after the U.S. liberated it from Spain in 1898. In both nations, the U.S. established military bases and U.S. corporations moved in to profit from the upheaval.

Zinn recalled the words of then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld before the NATO ministers in Brussels in June, 2002, "the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" of weapons of mass destruction. "That explains why this government, not knowing exactly where to find the criminals of September 11, will just go ahead and invade and bomb Afghanistan, killing thousands of people, driving hundreds of thousands from their homes, and still not know where the criminals are," Zinn wrote.

"This explains why the government, not really knowing what weapons Saddam Hussein is hiding, will invade and bomb Iraq, to the horror of most of the world, killing thousands of civilians and soldiers and terrorizing the population," he continued.

The historian pointed out that even if the U.S. experienced few battle casualties in its invasion of Iraq, casualties would mount afterwards in the occupying army from sickness and trauma, which took a high toll both in Viet Nam and after the Gulf War. In the 10 years after the Gulf War, 8,000 veterans died and 200,000 veterans filed complaints about illnesses incurred "from the weapons our government used in the war."

Zinn predicted accurately that once the American public realized President Bush had lied to them about Iraq they would turn against the government. "When it loses its legitimacy in the eyes of its people, its days are numbered," he said of the Bush administration.

Writing of his personal feelings, Zinn said, "I wake up in the morning, read the newspaper, and feel that we are an occupied country, that some alien group has taken over" I wake up thinking this country is in the grip of a President (George W. Bush) who was not elected, who has surrounded himself with thugs in suits who care nothing about human life abroad or here, who care nothing about freedom abroad or here, who care nothing about what happens to the earth, the water, the air. And I wonder what kind of world our children and grandchildren will inherit."

Zinn called on his readers "to engage in whatever nonviolent actions appeal to us. There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at critical points to create a power that governments cannot suppress. We find ourselves today at one of those critical points."

The Massachusetts School of Law at Andover is a non-profit law school purposefully dedicated to the education of students from minority, immigrant, and low-income households who would otherwise not have the opportunity to obtain a legal education. Zinn's article in The Long Term View first appeared in The Progressive magazine.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Scott Brown asks Mitt Romney to be his GOP VP


Above picture was maliciously stolen [from here] with disregard for ethics and copyright

Scott Brown after viewing Obama's State of the Union address last night was heard to have said, "Is that joker really President?" [1]

After tipping back several dark brews, not from the Samuel Adams brewery, Scott Brown told a casual eavesdropper, me, that he intended on having Mitt Romney run as his Vice President on the Republican ticket in 2012. Brown did pee on my shoes in men's room as he spoke with someone sounding like Romney on his cell phone. He turned to where I was peeing in the adjacent urinal, hitting my shoes, saying "yes" to the caller on the phone. [1]

Brown didn't hit my socks, nor did he get any on my pants that would show, and none soaked in. I looked down and said, "You better have me as part of your cabinet, and I think I can do a better job than Hillary Clinton. Will you consider me?" [1]

Brown belched, kissed me on the cheek, and said, "Yes." [1]

I walked out back to the bar and asked the bartender for the sweetest 12 year old he had. I was poured my favorite single malt 12 year old Scotch Whiskey on the rocks.

I got word that Biden told Obama, recently, that he is just too old to be VP next time around and that he (Obama) had a snow ball's chance in hell of being elected next round, and found out that Obama is considering Rod Blagojevich as his Vice President in the upcoming election. Obama was heard to say, "If Donald Trump can respect Rod's business sense, so can I." [1]


Image stolen [from here]

I had more Scotch, drank some more beer, and told my buddy Scott that Obama looked green on my old television that surprisingly still worked. Scott Brown broke out in a Sesame Street tune, "It isn't easy being green." [1]

I didn't have my video camera, and I couldn't find a video that would match what I heard, but this is a much more militant, and better version, of what I could find that would be appropriate, but posted it below anyway:

It's Not Easy Being (a) Green (Revolutionary)


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A resurgence of protests across Iran this week, sparked by National Student Day -- and the expected crackdown in return. A special guest dropped by In The Loop to offer his reflections.

Jeff Horwich is the non-frog in the picture.

More on our channel: http://www.youtube.com/intheloopshow
Facebook: http://LoopFacebook
Web site: http://InTheLoopShow.net

(In case there is any doubt: This is political satire produced independently by Minnesota Public Radio, and does not represent the official views of Kermit the Frog or any element of the Muppet-Industrial complex.)




[1] COMPLETE FICTION?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rule By The Rich


This picture, stolen [from here]

Has Obama taken up the style of George W. Bush, allegedly aligning himself with the Banksters who have Judges in their pockets? [post about Banksters and Judges in their pockets]

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Rule By The Rich




By Paul Craig Roberts (about the author)

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The election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate by Democratic voters in Massachusetts sends President Obama a message. Voters perceive that Obama's administration has morphed into a Bush-Cheney government. Obama has reneged on every promise he made, from ending wars, to closing Gitmo, to providing health care for Americans, to curtailing the domestic police state, to putting the interests of dispossessed Americans ahead of the interests of the rich banksters who robbed Americans of their homes and pensions.

But what can Obama do other then spout more rhetoric?

The Democrats were destroyed as an independent party by jobs offshoring and so-called free trade agreements such as NAFTA. The effect of "globalism" has been to destroy the industrial and manufacturing unions, thus leaving the Democrats without a power base and source of funding.

Obama and the Democrats cannot be an opposition party, because Democrats are as dependent as Republicans on corporate interest groups for campaign funding.

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.

Most Americans are hard pressed, but the corporations have only begun to milk them.

Wars are too profitable for the armaments industry to ever end. High unemployment is now a permanent state in the U.S., thus coercing job seekers into military service.

The security industry profits from the police state and regards civil liberties as a hindrance to profits. By announcing that he intends to continue the Bush policy of indefinite detention, a violation of the Constitution and U.S. legal procedures, Obama has granted the Democratic Party's consent to the Republicans' destruction of habeas corpus, the main bastion of individual liberty.

Jobs offshoring is too profitable for U.S. corporations for Obama to be able to save American jobs and restart the broken economy.

Americans are being squeezed out of health care not only by the loss of job benefits, but also by corporate takeover of medical practice from physicians. Today medical doctors are wage slaves of corporate health providers that leverage doctors by turning them into supervisors of physician assistants, lower paid people without medical degrees who perform the services that doctors once provided. As neither doctor nor physician assistant has any independence, there is no one to represent the patient's care against the profits of the corporation.

Even environmental concerns are being used to create "cap and trade" rights to buy and sell the ability to pollute. Wall Street is licking its lips over a new source of leveraged derivative instruments.

The American public cannot even get reliable information about their plight as the "mainstream media" has been concentrated into a few corporate hands that do not permit independent reporting. The media is as dependent on corporate money as are politicians.

How can President Obama restart an economy that has been moved offshore? Millions of manufacturing jobs are gone, as are millions of jobs for college graduates, such as software engineering, Information Technology--indeed, any intellectual skill the product of which can be conveyed via the Internet. Even those intellectual skill jobs that do remain in the U.S. are filled increasingly by foreigners brought in on work visas.

The wipeout of blue collar and middle class job growth has stopped the growth of American incomes except, of course, those of the super rich. For a decade American consumers substituted increased personal indebtedness for income growth. In order to maintain and to increase their consumption, Americans consumed their assets, such as their home equity. Americans reached their maximum debt load just as the real estate bubble burst and just as the banksters highly-leveraged, toxic financial instruments brought down the stock market and the values of Americans' pensions.

The enormous damage done to the U.S. economy by jobs offshoring, work visas, and financial deregulation cannot be offset by government stimulus plans, which expand the debt burdens that are crushing Americans. The federal government's massive budget deficits and the Federal Reserve's easy monetary policy are setting the stage for an inflationary depression to follow a deflationary depression.

The Federal Reserve chairman says not to worry about inflation, because the Fed can take the money back out of the economy. But can the Fed take the money out without contracting the economy?

The Federal Reserve says not to worry about financing the federal budget deficit. Banksters are buying the Treasury bonds with the proceeds from their sales of their toxic derivatives to the Fed.

So what is happening to the Federal Reserve's balance sheet? And when will the Fed have no recourse but to print new money in order to finance the federal deficit?

How long can the dollar retain its reserve currency role in such circumstances, and how does the U.S. pay for its imports when this role is lost?

Don't look to Washington for answers to these questions.

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous academic appointments. He has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new (more...)



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[click here] for:

Is Obama hiding something?



Rod Blagojevich wants access to Obama statements


aired on WMAQ, Jan. 20, 2010

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Monika Mitchell wrote "In Google We Trust"

I posted the below comment to [this OpEdNews.com post] called

In Google We Trust


China, the US, Google, Domestic Spying, and Citizen Abuse

I met a woman who was in the "famous square", I can't spell it and the name begins with "T". She was an election delegate for Obama. "Jin" saw others hurt, killed, and in front of tanks in China. She is a head of Democracy for China and lives in Washington State. I met her at the Free Press event, Minneapolis, Minnesota June 6 - 8, 2008:

The China Warning for the US?


Without independent media to report what is really going on, do we "really" have any freedom?

Links that Jane "Jin" mentioned in the above video:

http://fdc64.de/
(English)

http://64memo.org/
(in Chinese), also www.wangbingzhang.us


I believe that Google can be used by the US government to spy on citizens. We the people have to be aware that there is good, and danger, in such a tool. The US government has enlisted cell phone companies to illegally spy on us, Kroll data mining, and other corporations are doing spying on citizens that would be illegal for government to conduct themselves. Google is large, it is run by people. Google is only as strong as its weakest link ...

In Connecticut, the Governor's staff would run google searches on the Governor's name. I wrote in blogs critical of the Connecticut Republican Governor, so when an event was scheduled, my pictures and information was sent out to police for me to be arrested on sight for being on the secret police "Enemies List". Google is used to target free speech in America. [Target List, click here]

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Free Speech Abolished?



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I leave a message for Connecticut State Senators John A. Kissel, and Anthony "Tony" Guglielmo.

I asked citizens of the world to call and leave messages for these two elected officials. If I am not willing to do it myself, why should I ask others to. I ask here:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a12_12...

Should any citizen be a target of a secret State Police "Enemies List" as I am in Connecticut:
http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com...


This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

I handed [this text] to Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Chase T. Rogers. She said she'd look into my complaints against Rockville Superior Court Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan. I called Governor M. Jodi Rell's office, today, talked to a staffer about the nature of my complaint against Judge Kaplan, asking that he not be re-appointed by her office, and was allowed to leave a message on Rell's legal counsel's voicemail. So, all three branches of Connecticut government have been notified about Kaplan by me, and also by Chris Kennedy.



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More information:
http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.co...

Janice Smolinski, Mother of Billy Smolinski, just wanted police to investigate the case of her missing, kidnapped, and/or murdered son. No arrests were made in her case, accept for police arresting her for just asking them to do their jobs.

Police in the state of Connecticut celebrate false arrests for DUI, called the "100 Club". Police have golf outings paid for by taxpayers. False arrests lead to the break of marriages, to the break up of families, job loss, and the ruining of lives. In Connecticut this abuse is cause for celebration. Check link above.




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Former Norwalk, Connecticut, Mayor William "Bill" Collins talks about police officers abducting citizens while wearing ski masks to beat the suspects at abandoned waterfront warehouses.

Police were showing citizens and elected officials who was really in charge.

Bill Collins testified in front of Judiciary Committee member legislators at the Hartford Capitol. Click link below for the complete Ritt Goldstein, Civilian Overight hearings:
http://thesrv.blogspot.com/2008/03/us...


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Procedures for the general public

The procedure for filing a claim with the Commissioner of Claims is as follows
(refer to Chapter 53, Section 4-141, et seq. of the Connecticut General Statutes):

  1. Claimant must file himself, or by an attorney.
  2. Include the name and address of the claimant.
  3. Provide a concise statement of the claim including the date, time, place and circumstances surrounding the claim, the state agency being filed against, and the amount of money requested. The claim must be filed in duplicate.
  4. Statement should include sufficient allegations to show what the State did or failed to do which caused the damage or injury complained of.
  5. A filing fee must be submitted with each claim. The check or money order should be made payable to the Treasurer, State of Connecticut, but be mailed to the Office of the Claims Commissioner. Effective July 1, 1992, Public Act 92-6 requires that a filing fee of $25.00 be paid on each claim for $5000.00 or less, and $50.00 be paid on each claim in excess of $5,000.00.
  6. Claims in amounts of less than $5000.00 must be sworn and notarized and supported by bills, estimates, etc, for exparte hearings.
  7. Claims must be filed within one year of the date of incident.
  8. If the claim is for property damage or personal injury, the claimant should look to his/her insurance carrier for reimbursement. In the event of a deductible, a claimant may file with the Commissioner for the amount of the deductible. An affidavit concerning the existence and amount of coverage, the deductible, and the amount received or to be received from insurance, or the cover sheet of the applicable insurance policy should accompany the claim.

*Claimants should refer to Section 4-142 of the Connecticut General Statutes to insure that statutory notice limitations and statute of limitations are met for "excepted" claims or defective conditions, Section 4-146.

Office of Claims Commissioner
999 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06105




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Connecticut
Office of State Ethics

http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp

Office of State Ethics
18-20 Trinity Street, Suite 205
Hartford, CT 06106-1660
Main Phone Number: 860-263-2400


Human Rights and Opportunities:
http://www.ct.gov/chro/site/default.asp

Freedom of Information in Connecticut
http://www.state.ct.us/foi/

Judicial Review Council
http://www.ct.gov/jrc/site/default.asp

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Victim on Secret Police Enemies List


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Steven G. Erickson interviews Stephen Murzin May 22, 2006, about being stabbed 13 times and then arrested when he woke up in the hospital.

Felon on probation, David J. Taylor, wasn't even violated on probation for almost killing 3 people.

Should police officers suck as much as do Colchester Connecticut Officers James Nardella and Scott Thomas do. Should they get away with paying $10,000 to Connecticut State Registered Police Confidential Informants to beat people up, set people up for arrests,and even kill people?

Phillip Inkel was also a victim of police misconduct. Todd Vashon played a role.

Connecticut State Police misconduct is legendary, they shouldn't have a secret "Enemies List" to go after and ruin citizens.

Do we live in a free country, or what?


Police Brutality US Marine gets beaten by Connecticut Police his brother gets beaten by Troop K Connecticut State Police
Misconduct


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Ex-Wife of Police Officer Lets Loose


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Ex-Wife of Police Officer Lets Loose. Cathy Ellison talks about ex-husband in East Haven Connecticut, domestic assault, police misconduct, DCF women getting drunk with police officers, drug use of police etc.

This phone interview gets best towards the middle and end.

The East Haven mayor was allegedly caught by police using drugs and police helped cover it up.

Cops allegedly getting drunk with female DCF workers in bars passing out baggies of pot.

East Haven Police Officers were allegedly to drunk and high on drugs to return cruisers to the next shift.

White officers target minorities to keep them out of another primarily "White Only" town.

Police retaliate against landlords that don't want prostitutes living off them for free, video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFJAKd...


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Are Judicial Corruption subjects censored on Wikipedia?
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A Giant Leap Towards Fascism


By Mary Shaw

opednews.com Permalink


For OpEdNews: Mary Shaw - Writer

On January 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that some are calling the Court's biggest blunder since the Dred Scott Decision.

In the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court ruled that corporations may spend unlimited amounts of money at any time to influence elections.

This seems to redefine the meaning of democracy in this country. After all, the average citizen does not have the financial resources to compete with the likes of ExxonMobil, Walmart, or Wall Street. And, while some might point out that our elected officials are already bought and sold by corporate America, it is now official U.S. law. And that should scare anyone but the most greedy, heartless CEOs and lawmakers.

The Court decided this case by a 5-4 margin. Dissenting in part were Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor. In his dissent, Justice Stevens wrote:

"The Court's ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation. The path it has taken to reach its outcome will, I fear, do damage to this institution."
Justice Stevens elaborates:
"In the context of election to public office, the distinction between corporate and human speakers is significant. Although they make enormous contributions to our society, corporations are not actually members of it. They cannot vote or run for office. Because they may be managed and controlled by nonresidents, their interests may conflict in fundamental respects with the interests of eligible voters. The financial resources, legal structure, and instrumental orientation of corporations raise legitimate concerns about their role in the electoral process."
Indeed.

So what we have now is not government of the people, by the people, and for the people. What we have now is government of the people, by the corporations, and for the corporations.

And that is exactly how Mussolini defined fascism.

According to Mussolini, "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power."

This, it seems, is what our Supreme Court has interpreted to be the law of the land.

Forget about health care reform. The health insurance industry is now unrestricted in buying and selling our politicians.

Forget about curbing global warming. The nation's biggest polluters are also the nation's richest corporations, and now they can freely spend all their profits on electing equally irresponsible government officials.

And forget about peace, human rights, and international law. KBR and Blackwater have much more money than you.

I have a feeling that our nation's Founding Fathers are now spinning in their graves.

Mary Shaw is a Philadelphia-based writer and activist, with a focus on politics, human rights, and social justice. She is a former Philadelphia Area Coordinator for the Nobel-Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International, and her views (more...)

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CIA History 101: Secret Wars of the CIA - Narrated by Bill Moyers, Elizabeth Montgomery, Amy Goodman and Others


This is a history everyone needs to know to understand the present, as well as the nature of the state beast that masquerades as the Beacon of Democracy.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lakota Indians allowed to mint real money with value?



I found the above image and the one below [here]

Neo Con Coin Meet the NeoCoins! We wage preemptive wars. We sanction torture. We conduct illegal searches and wiretaps on law-abiding American Citizens. We ARE the Neocons! And we're proud to be the starting line-up with our group's new NeoCoins: commemorative collectible private money! Get your set today before we finish hoarding all the world's silver!

I decided to post the above after doing some word search after viewing [these videos] from 2008 where a Harvard Law Professor spoke at a Tea Party based event.

I get called a George W. Bush loving hardheaded Conservative AND a Tree Hugging Liberal for the exact same blog posts and uploaded videos. I listen to both sides. I'm an independent.

I have received the most amount of death threats after posting [this video].

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com


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Hitler's Freedom From International Debt Slavery



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Osama Bin Laden, Alive and In Miami, Florida, disguised as retired Israeli Colonel



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Are police sometimes too lazy to investigate murder? Are other states as bad as Connecticut? Should police celebrate false arrests for DUI with the "100 Club", taxpayer paid golf outings for arrests of 100 or more?

Janice Smolinski just wanted police to investigate the case of her missing, potentially murdered son. The only arrest in the case was Ms. Smolinski for daring to ask police officers to work for the tax dollars paid to them.

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Do you want to ask Connecticut Republican State Senators Anthony "Tony" Guglielmo and John A. Kissel by voicemail if they are complicit in police officers facilitating teenage prostitution and children obtaining and using heroin and crack cocaine? Should the drug money collected from illicit drug use be used to fund CIA assassinations, worldwide torture, rape, the installing of puppet governments, and the enslaving of America? Well, please call the two above mentioned senators. Scroll down for their contact information [here]

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Greatest Fraud Ever Pulled?

45 sec. video:


Is it a kids' story?

The below was sent to me by email, author Joe Zernik:

Hi Steve:

Sorry for being preachy. Here is a third-grade level presentation per your request:


pic stolen [from here]

Bad, bad, bad people, can come in different ways. Even judges can be evil. Not only guy judges, but also girl judges can be evil - like Cruella De Ville from the1001 Dalmatians. Some bad, bad judges got hold of the biggest court in the US - in Los Angeles, California. The bad, bad judges grabbed thousands of good people off the streets and put them in prison for 20-30 years each. They said that these poor good people were bad criminals. In fact, it was the police and the judges who were the bad, bad people. It was discovered over 10 years ago, but nobody took the poor good people out of prison. The poor good people are in prison even today. The bad, bad judges said that they were the only ones who were allowed to say what was good and what was bad... And the bad, bad judges said that it was good to put good people in prison. But good people know that this is bad. You don't put good people in prison. You only put bad, bad people in prison. But the bad, bad judges decided that there was nothing bad in what they had done. That is how the poor good people remained in prison.

Then, this nobody guy from Los Angeles, a PhD who instead of playing Nintendo and Atari, likes to play with the computers of the banks, the courts, and the prisons, showed that the bad, bad judges and the bad bad sheriff of Los Angeles, California, continue to do it even today. Ten years ago, the bad, bad judges did these evil things only with bad, bad police. Today, they do these evil things also with bad, bad bankers. These are very, very rich people, who stole huge amounts of money, more than you can even imagine, and made the United States very, very poor. They may even make the United States go bankrupt in a couple of years. That is when you cannot pay for anything anymore, nada. Because all the money that was the money of the people of the United States was stolen by bad, bad people. No money for food, no money for teachers in the schools, no money to fix the holes in the roads, no money to keep a good army to protect us. Nada. Lots of people with no jobs... Lots of people living in the street because they have no home...

You know, many people believe that the President of the United States, like President Obama, is the strongest guy in the whole world. He really isn't. It got so bad, and the bad, bad judges got so strong, that even the President of the United States could not say anything to these bad, bad judges.

SONNY, YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU GO TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR NAME IS JOSE MARTINEZ OR JOSE RODRIGUEZ. THEY MAY JUST GRAB YOU AND PUT YOU IN JAIL FOR NOTHING AT ALL. YOU MUST BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ABOUT THE SHERIFF AND THE JUDGES... THEY MAY BE THE BADDEST OF THEM ALL...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24809956/10-01-04-Los-Angeles-Sheriff-Department-Inmate-information-Center-data-survey-Jose-Martinez-s


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[My previous, Wednesday post here, also has to do with the above subject]

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Is 70 year old Los Angeles Attorny, Richard I. Fine, in solitary confinement the past 10 months to keep the biggest fraud in the history of the United States from breaking, the real "skippy" to the banking scandal?

Richard I. Fine and Victoria Fine


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Nutcase, Tinfoil Hat, Conspiracy Theory Version of Haitian Earthquake?



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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Judges Bribed $45,000 Each to fix LA Cases?



I spent a half hour tonight listening to someone who wishes to remain anonymous. I need to sift through mounds of evidence. The gist, or main allegations, is that Countrywide Home Loans has stolen 100 million (or billion, I thought he said it with a "b"), from taxpayers, and lawyers in LA are being put in solitary confinement and in mental hospitals [one example] when they question the theft and judicial corruption and other misconduct of judges. So, tonight, I feel a little strange, as I believe the evidence, and what I have been told. The magnitude of this story has the potential to be quite great.

The new president of Bank of America is alleged to have received $200 Billion in taxpayer bailout money.

I wanted to sit on this story to negotiate with others to produce a documentary. Anonymous told me that a major television news reporter wanted to run the story, but was told it was a forbidden subject to cover by the corporate owner. Documents and tips were allegedly given to the Los Angeles FBI and they're refusing to investigate and follow up on leads for ten years. Would there have been a financial crisis if the FBI did their jobs? Is California judicial corruption the epicenter for the worldwide economic free fall?

Allegedly judges are paid by the State of California and LA illegally slips them $45,000 each for the last ten years to rig cases. Anonymous claims that evidence on computers is completely fabricated and/or false in large numbers of cases. Victims of the abuse, and targeting, are reportedly in the 10's of thousands. There might also be evidence that those who had to testify and/or give evidence to Congress, gave false statements and manufactured bogus files.

A key perpetrator in a possible major banking scandal bankrupting the entire country is a judge who likes to take pictures of naked women painted as cows. [Judge Alex Kozinski pictures and story, including pic of nude woman painted as a cow]Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, might just decide the fate of up to 50 million people in the California region of courts, himself.

Another tip involves a lobbyist paid for with judge bribe money to have legislators secretly hide a pardon for all California judges for wrongdoing in the financial crisis. The legislation was allegedly sneakily passed Feb. 2009, possibly as budget legislation with a lot of pages to bury it from prying eyes.

How the bulk value of mainstream America's cash and assets have been plundered by corporate crooks and their judge friends could possibly be revealed by this one story. Once an entire country has been ripped off beyond penniless, maybe having to work a lifetime to pay back debt incurred due to the largest banking crimes to date, where do you go from here?

The monarchy of judges has gone medieval on average Americans, and especially on attorneys who have broken ranks.

The scope - over 10 years, over 200 judges, over 100 commissioners, it is the largest court system in the US, and it was caught racketeering as a whole. ALL JUDGES GOT PARDONS ON FEBRUARY 20, 2009. The US Department of Justice, those who were told weren't sleeping.

Level of political figures involved:
Diane Feinstein, US Senator - issued congressional inquiries
Kenneth Kaiser - assistant director FBI - provided fraudulent response to congress
Kenneth Melson - director, Office of US Attorney General - provided fraudulent response to congress
Alex Kozinski - Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, issued a fake order to cover up on racketeering by judges.
Brian Moynihan - President of Bank of America
Angelo Mozilo - former President - Countrywide.

More as I dig through files and video testimony.

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10-01-19 Addendum to Complaint filed with US Dept of Justice Inspector General Glenn Fine.
Glenn Fine, Inspector General
US Department of Justice
By email and by fax

Dear Inspector General Glenn Fine:

Please accept this letter as an addendum to complaint against Kenneth Kaiser - Assistant Director, FBI, and Kenneth Melson - Director, Office of US Attorney General. The complaint alleged that these two senior US officer refused to perform their duties, and engaged in fraud on US Congress, in written responses to August 2008 inquiries by the Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Senator, and the Honorable Diane Watson, Congresswoman. Such inquiries pertained to my requests that the US provide equal protection for the ten million residents of Los Angeles County, California, in view of overwhelming evidence of widespread corruption and racketeering by the judges in this county.

Linked below [1] is my most recent correspondence in this matter with the office of the Clerk of the United States Court, Los Angeles, Terry Nafisi. Such correspondence goes back at least half a year, pertaining to my requests to access court records, to inspect and to copy, and my allegations of fraud in design and operation of case management systems - PACER & CM/ECF at the United States Courts. Such systems were employed to pervert justice in the following two cases, among many:

1) [names snipped] et al (2:08-cv-01550)

Defendants included ten (10) judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Countrywide/Bank of America, Angelo Mozilo – then President, Sandor Samuels – then Chief Legal Officer, and others. Allegations were of conduct that amounted to racketeering by Countrywide/Bank of America Corporation and others at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

2) Fine v Sheriff Department of Los Angeles County (2:09-cv-01914)

Petition for a writ of habeas corpus by Richard Fine, 70 yo, former US Prosecutor, seeking his release from false hospitalization by the Los Angeles Sheriff since March 4, 2009. His false arrest, with no warrant, took place in open court, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, less than two weeks after retroactive immunities/pardons were signed for all judges of that court, following exposure by Richard Fine that all judges of that court took illegal payments for over a decade, at over $45,000 per judge per year.

It was alleged that in both cases, complaints filed in the US District Court, Los Angeles, were adulterated, and justice was perverted by a team that included:

1) Magistrate Carla Woehrle

2) Clerk of the Court Terry Nafisi

3) Deputy Clerk (“Pro Se Clerk”) Chris Sawyer

4) Magistrate Woehrle’s Courtroom Assistant Donna Thomas – falsely acting as Deputy Clerk.

5) US Judge Virginia Phillips ([names snipped]), and US Judge John Walter (in Fine v Sheriff).

Refusal of the US District Court to allow access to the court files in these cases and others, is inexplicable. Refusal of Clerk of the Court Terry Nafisi, for months, to answer any questions regarding integrity of the dockets and court records in these cases, must likewise, be interpreted as nothing more than “taking the Fifth”.

Conduct of the US Court, Los Angeles, upon review, must be deemed as collusion in racketeering by the judges of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles and Bank of America Corporation – recipient of some $200 billions in bailout funds in the current financial/integrity crisis.

Circumstances exposed in Los Angeles County, California, in such cases as listed above, provide the ultimate explanation for the dysfunctional US banking regulation system. There was and there is no way to exert honest, valid, and effectual banking regulation on the foundation of corrupt courts.

Dated January 19, 2010.



[name snipped]
Los Angeles County, California

CC:
1) Brian T Moynihan- President, Bank of America Corporation (BAC), former BAC General Counsel in the period pertaining to the complaint to US Court, Los Angeles.
2) Office of the US Comptroller of the Currency, as an addendum to complaint against BAC # 00971981
3) UN High Commissioner on Human Rights
4) Basel Accords Committee, including Kevin Bailey – Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, and US Representative to the Basel Accords Committee
5) Mary Schapiro -SEC Chair, as an addendum to complaint against BAC, receipt confirmed by MS Schapiro on January 6, 2010.
6) David Kotz – SEC Inspector General, as an Addendum to complaint regarding failure of SEC to enforce the law on BAC.
7) Eric Thorson – US Department of the Treasury Inspector General, as an addendum to complaint regarding failure of Office of Thrift Supervision and Office of Trade Commission to enforce the law on Countrywide in 2007.

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Imagine having Banksters stealing millions from you and a judge who conspired with them puts you in prison to cover up the crime. Richard Hettler doesn't have to imagine that. Law enforcement officials came to his house putting guns to his head telling him not to lodge complaints against the judge in his case.

Richard Hettler's testimony to Congress and the US Senate, regarding Petters and the Banking Scandals


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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tom Petters, International Scammer, a Flight Risk

I just talked by phone with a victim who was swindled out of millions. He says Tom Petters probably bought one of his airplanes just with the millions, he stole from him. There are countless other victims, and complicit judges are the main culprits for this abuse being so blatant and widespread. US Congressman and US Senators, such as Patrich Leahy, have been informed of this problem. There are a number of us out to film and document these courageous efforts.


Tom Petters

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scott Brown for US President?


photo stolen [from here]

I heard Scott Brown give his victory speech tonight, at least most of if, he is now the Republican US Senator from Massachusetts. He was gracious and thanked Martha Coakley, and praised Ted Kennedy. The rhetoric, the ease with which he speaks, this person just might be the best shot for the Republicans in the next US Presidential election.

Brown has done nothing so far, but he's no Palin either. He probably doesn't owe anyone favors and if his campaign money is seen coming mainly from the people, then this guy could be unstoppable.

President Barack Obama has now heard the will of the people on health care, and has a vote of confidence ... NOT. Maybe, things got just a little brighter here in America tonight.

Video of Scott Brown giving his victory speech having won the US Senate seat in the Massachusetts special election:


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I have issues with Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Attorney General. If I lived in that state, I would want her investigated and hopefully prosecuted over this:

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Officer uses hot curling iron to rape 2 yr old

Why would a Massachusetts Attorney General not want to prosecute the police officer for committing such a heinous crime against an innocent child?




Officer Keith Winfield

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From the Hartford Courant, cut and pasted [from here]

Republican Brown wins Mass. Senate seat in epic upset, endangering Obama's health care plan


BOSTON (AP) — In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.

Addressing an exuberant victory celebration Tuesday night, Brown declared he was "ready to go to Washington without delay" as the crowd chanted, "Seat him now." Democrats indicated they would, deflating a budding controversy over whether they would try to block Brown long enough to complete congressional passage of the health care plan he has promised to oppose.

"The people of Massachusetts have spoken. We welcome Scott Brown to the Senate and will move to seat him as soon as the proper paperwork has been received," said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said he would notify the Senate on Wednesday that Brown had been elected.

The loss by the once-favored Democrat Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold was a stunning embarrassment for the White House after Obama rushed to Boston on Sunday to try to save the foundering candidate. Her defeat on Tuesday signaled big political problems for the president's party this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide.

Brown's victory was the third major loss for Democrats in statewide elections since Obama became president. Republicans won governors' seats in Virginia and New Jersey in November.

"I have no interest in sugarcoating what happened in Massachusetts," said Sen. Robert Menendez, the head of the Senate Democrats' campaign committee. "There is a lot of anxiety in the country right now. Americans are understandably impatient."

Brown will become the 41st Republican in the 100-member Senate, which could allow the GOP to block the president's health care legislation. Democrats needed Coakley to win for a 60th vote to thwart Republican filibusters. The trouble may go deeper: Democratic lawmakers could read the results as a vote against Obama's broader agenda, weakening their support for the president. And the results could scare some Democrats from seeking office this fall.

The Republican will finish Kennedy's unexpired term, facing re-election in 2012.

Brown led by 52 per cent to 47 percent with all but 3 percent of precincts counted. Turnout was exceptional for a special election in January, with light snow reported in parts of the state. More voters showed up at the polls Tuesday than in any non-presidential general election in Massachusetts since 1990.

One day shy of the first anniversary of Obama's swearing-in, the election played out amid a backdrop of animosity and resentment from voters over persistently high unemployment, Wall Street bailouts, exploding federal budget deficits and partisan wrangling over health care.

"I voted for Obama because I wanted change. ... I thought he'd bring it to us, but I just don't like the direction that he's heading," said John Triolo, 38, a registered independent who voted in Fitchburg.

He said his frustrations, including what he considered the too-quick pace of health care legislation, led him to vote for Brown.

For weeks considered a long shot, Brown seized on voter discontent to overtake Coakley in the campaign's final stretch. His candidacy energized Republicans, including backers of the "tea party" protest movement, while attracting disappointed Democrats and independents uneasy with where they felt the nation was heading.

A cornerstone of Brown's campaign was his promise to vote against the health care plan.

Though the president wasn't on the ballot, he was on many voters' minds.

Coakley called Brown conceding the race, and Obama talked to both Brown and Coakley, congratulating them on the race.

The Democrat said the president told her: "We can't win them all."

Brown will be the first Republican senator from Massachusetts in 30 years.

Even before the first results were announced, administration officials were privately accusing Coakley of a poorly run campaign and playing down the notion that Obama or a toxic political landscape had much to do with the outcome.

Coakley's supporters, in turn, blamed that very environment, saying her lead dropped significantly after the Senate passed health care reform shortly before Christmas and after the Christmas Day attempted airliner bombing that Obama himself said showed a failure of his administration.

Days before the polls closed, Democrats were fingerpointing and laying blame.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, head of the House Democrats' campaign effort, said Coakley's loss won't deter his colleagues from continuing to blame the previous administration.

"President George W. Bush and House Republicans drove our economy into a ditch and tried to run away from the accident," he said. "President Obama and congressional Democrats have been focused repairing the damage to our economy."

At Boston's Park Plaza Hotel, giddy Republicans cheered, chanted "USA" and waved the "tea party" version of the American flag.

Even before Brown won, the grass-roots network fueled by antiestablishment frustrations, sought credit for the victory, much like the liberal MoveOn.org did in the 2006 midterm elections when Democrats rose to power.

GOP chairman Michael Steele said Brown's "message of lower taxes, smaller government and fiscal responsibility clearly resonated with independent-minded voters in Massachusetts who were looking for a solution to decades of failed Democrat leadership."

Wall Street watched the election closely. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 116 points, and analysts attributed the increase to hopes the election would make it harder for Obama to make his changes to health care. That eased investor concerns that profits at companies such as insurers and drug makers would suffer.

Across Massachusetts, voters who had been bombarded with phone calls and dizzied with nonstop campaign commercials for Coakley and Brown gave a fitting turnout despite intermittent snow and rain statewide.

Galvin, who discounted sporadic reports of voter irregularities throughout the day, predicted turnout ranging from 1.6 million to 2.2 million, 40 percent to 55 percent of registered voters. The Dec. 8 primary had a scant turnout of about 20 percent.

Voters considered national issues including health care and the federal budget deficits.

Fears about spending drove Karla Bunch, 49, to vote for Brown. "It's time for the country, for the taxpayers, to take back their money," she said. And Elizabeth Reddin, 65, voted for Brown because she said she was turned off by the Democrat's negative advertisements, saying: "The Coakley stuff was disgusting."

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Liz Sidoti reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Beth Fouhy, Bob Salsberg, Steve LeBlanc, Karen Testa, Kevin Vineys and Stephanie Reitz also contributed to this report.

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I found the below on the Plutonian Mac blog:

CIA History 101: Secret Wars of the CIA - Narrated by Bill Moyers, Elizabeth Montgomery, Amy Goodman and Others


This is a history everyone needs to know to understand the present, as well as the nature of the state beast that masquerades as the Beacon of Democracy.


I found the above video on the PLUTONIAN MAC blog

The wars being waged by the US were not declared and voted for. These wars are illegal. The CIA is transporting heroin and cocaine into the US. This secret, shadow government prefers dictators they install all over the world. The CIA is about torture, organized crime, mass murder, assassinations (even of religious leaders just advocating peace), and drug running.

Vietnam was so heroin could be smuggled into the US. Black operations in South America was about smuggling cocaine into the US. As soon as the US had boots on the ground in Afghanistan, heroin became cheaper, stronger, and more available. The above video should be viewed by all Americans of all ages. The "School of Americas" taught butchers from all over the world how to torture in war zones. This "school" was paid for with US taxpayer dollars. This assassination school training assassins was paid for by you.

Iraq had a puppet government so tycoons in Britain and in America could plunder its oil. Iraq became an independent country. America once again forced Iraq into submission and a puppet government. Well over a half million babies were starved to death after the first Gulf War according to reports in the video above. Knowingly starving as many babies and citizens as possible IS POLICY.

George H. W. Bush saw to it the former leader of Panama was paid $100,000 a year on the CIA payroll. Bush saw to it that a known drug runner was paid by US taxpayers. So, George H. W. Bush can be considered a drug lord out to enslave, murder, and make organized criminals friendly to the CIA filthy rich. There are thousands of Panamanian men, women, and children bulldozed into mass graves allegedly by American Troops during the invasion of Panama.

Top military leaders, heads of organized crime (The Mafia), top law enforcement, those in the Judicial Branch, other government officials, private citizens, corporation owners, drug lords, banksters, and others all profit from the CIA drug running Murder Inc.

Wealth needs terror and war to stay in power and to stay rich.

Is this the US that so many die for in the name of "Liberty" and the "US Constitution"?


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I, Steven G. Erickson, talked with Barbara C. Johnson about her book and what is wrong with the US Judicial System. Barbara ran for Massachusetts Governor and just might be living in exile. I called Barbara Johnson in Costa Rica from Brattleboro, Vermont. An interesting tidbit: Barbara claims that the Australian court system is even more abusive than here in the US and is even more ripe with judicial, attorney, and police misconduct. The video, an audio interview, runs 1 hour 20 minutes. You can learn a lot just listening to her. I'd love to read her book that she talks about. Why not let the audio play while you surf the net?


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Andrea Wilson lets the cat out of the bag about State Judicial Branches defrauding of taxpayers, case rigging, the manufacturing and destroying of evidence on court hard drives, bid rigging, union infiltration of the judicial branch, town halls, and the police. If you are an insider in a Government Workers Union and Judicial Branch there is blanket retaliation if you blow the whistle on felonies being committed by judges and judicial managers. There is a spider web of abuse. This is what is wrong with the entire nation. Andrea hints at a lot, and hesitates about going into great detail, but if you read in between the lines ... holy crap, you won't believe that this is an "American" system. Run time of the audio interview is about an hour and a half, why not let this video play as you surf the net?

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