Judges get bribes to put as many adults and children in prison as is possible. Corporations are too often merely organized criminals. They have access to politicians to make more profit and and gain more power. We the people are losing out.
We the people need to band together not to end up in Obama Camps.
A report has been released chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies "working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences." Government spending on corrections has soared since 1997 by 72 percent, costing up to $74 billion in 2007. All the while, the private prison industry has packed in tremendous profits. Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks joins RT's Lauren Lyster live from the Los Angeles studio.
I listened to the below Alex Jones programs below. I don't agree with him 100% on anything. Some interesting topics came up.
Little Rock Arkansas is talked about, subject just barely touched on. For me, it rings a bell on the alleged Governor Bill Clinton and Arkansas State Police Cocaine Express, cocaine coming in from South America to Arkansas by air, using CIA and military aircraft. I think CIA Kingpin George H. W. Bush is even bigger drug running scumbag than Bill Clinton.
This blogger would love to work as a correspondent, or work on a documentary project with RT America, James Corbett of the Corbett Report, and/or Alex Jones.
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Well, if you want to know how the US is probably going to be a worse menace than Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, view the videos below. Be prepared, citizen.
Ron Paul: People Are Finally Waking Up To The Tyranny 1/2
Alex talks with retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Craig Roberts, who served 12 years working as the Ground Liaison Officer in the Intelligence Section of the 138th Tactical Fighter Group. http://www.riflewarrior.com/
Lt. Col. Craig Roberts: America Under Siege - Alex Jones Tv 2/3
Lt. Col. Craig Roberts: America Under Siege - Alex Jones Tv 3/3
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Steven G. Erickson's comment to Vermont US Senator Bernie Sanders [click here]
James Corbett of the Corbett Report does it again in the below video. He breaks down the relationship between the con artists of the middle 1800's to present. The oil refining industry took over public transportation systems after buying them, just to shut them down. There are so many gems in the below video to mention.
Francis C. P. Knize, separate from the video, told me that the average wealth lost by couples divorcing is 70%. The lawyers have a monopoly and they want even more money. If 3/4 of marriages now end in divorce, why should lawyers who run and write legislation for themselves, banks, and out of control corporations, not for we the people, be allowed to continue to rip us off wholesale?
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The Last Word on Snake Oil
Transcripts and Links with video: The image of the traveling snake oil salesman of 19th century America is by now a familiar trope. It is the image of the heartless huckster who preys upon the trust of the general public to swindle them out of their hard-earned savings. With a bottle of useless tonic and the help of a plant in the audience, the snake oil salesman made a living out of lies and deceit.
In these respects, William Levingston was your average snake oil salesman...
The image of the traveling snake oil salesman of 19th century America is by now a familiar trope. It is the image of the heartless huckster who preys upon the trust of the general public to swindle them out of their hard-earned savings. With a bottle of useless tonic and the help of a plant in the audience, the snake oil salesman made a living out of lies and deceit.
In these respects, William Levingston was your average snake oil salesman.
He used a made-up title, billing himself as “Dr. Bill Levingston, Celebrated Cancer Specialist” despite being neither a doctor nor celebrated nor a cancer specialist.
He was an inveterate cheat and liar, having abandoned his first wife and their six children to start a bigamous marriage in Canada at the same time as he fathered two more children by a third woman.
And like every snake oil salesman, he had a cure-all tonic to hock. He called it Rock Oil and charged $25 a bottle for it, equivalent at the time to two months’ salary for the average American worker. Claiming it could cure all but the most terminal cancers, there were always desperate souls in every town who could be duped into buying a bottle.
As near as anyone can tell, “Rock Oil” was in fact just a mixture of laxative and petroleum and had no effect whatsoever on the cancer of the poor townsfolk he conned into buying it. But “Dr. Bill” didn’t have to worry about the consequences when his customers discovered they’d been had; he never stayed in any one place for very long.
Yes, in almost every respect, William Levingston was your run-of-the-mill snake oil huckster, someone who had no compunction about preying on the weak and the innocent in his pursuit of wealth and power.
There was one thing that set him apart however. His name was not in fact “Levingston.” That was an identity he had assumed after being indicted for raping a girl in Cayuga in 1849. His actual name was William Avery Rockefeller, and he was the father of John D. Rockefeller, founder of the infamous Rockefeller dynasty.
The official histories of the Rockefeller family, many commissioned or approved by the Rockefellers themselves or produced by public television stations owned and managed by family members, downplay the significance of the dynasty’s snake oil lineage. John D., they claim, was the opposite of his father: pious and industrious where his father had been wayward and lazy, philanthropic and generous where his father had been selfish and greedy. In reality, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree and John D. learnt a lot from his father.
“Devil Bill,” as the “Celebrated Dr. Bill Levingston” was also known, once bragged that “I cheat my boys every chance I get. I want to make ‘em sharp.” The young Rockefeller learnt his lesson well, and by all accounts John was smart, shrewd and possessed of a maturity beyond his years. From his father’s example, he learned how to lie, how to cheat, and how to get away with it, traits that served him well as he rose to become one of the richest men the world has ever known.
Like his father, John Davison Rockefeller made his fortune by hocking another type of snake oil. In the early 1860s he built an oil refinery with some business partners in Cleveland. By 1880, Standard Oil was refining 90% of the oil in America, rising on the back of John D.’s deceit, backstabbing and secret deals with the railroad tycoons. With the acute business acumen of a born-and-bred snake oil salesman, Rockefeller became unimaginably wealthy by exerting ruthless control over the oil industry.
In those early days, however, oil was refined mainly into kerosene for lighting fuel. It was ubiquitous and a profitable industry to monopolize, but it was hardly central to American society. Indeed, the invention of the light bulb in 1878 and its introduction to American homes threatened the industry itself. It was only the invention and mass production of the horseless carriage, powered by an internal combustion engine running on gasoline, that made oil into the backbone of American society…and the snake oil of the 20th century.
In many ways, the “United” in the USA was still more an ideal than a reality at the dawn of the 20th century. The disparate states were separated by huge distances and cross-country travel was still a long and arduous proposition. With the railroad the only reasonable option for traversing the vast expanses of the prairies in a reasonable time, the American frontier was built up around the railroads. By the same token the invention and widespread adoption of the horseless carriage meant that modern America would be built up around the automobile, and it was the 20th century snake oil salesman like the Rockefellers who stood to profit from it.
Now, it would be difficult to imagine an industrialized nation without oil. We drive cars burning fuels derived from oil running on tires derived from oil to go to the store to buy plastic goods derived from oil in plastic packaging derived from oil. Big Pharma uses it as a basis for many pharmaceuticals, Big Agra uses it for fertilizers, Big Food uses it for additives.
What is never thoroughly explored in the official histories and mainstream press, however, are the ways that viable alternatives to oil have been systematically suppressed by the snake oil salesman and their lackeys in the positions of political power that have long since been bought and paid for through the Washington lobbyists.
“The fuel of the future is going to come from fruit like that sumach out by the road, or from apples, weeds, sawdust – almost anything. There is fuel in every bit of vegetable matter that can be fermented.”
This was not merely a pipe dream. The original Model T could run on either ethanol or gasoline. In 1941, Ford produced a vehicle made of cellulose fibers derived from hemp which ran on hemp ethanol. The dream of an agrarian revival and an alternative to petroleum, however, was soon squelched by the snake oil salesmen, and gasoline became the de facto standard, preserving the mind-boggling fortunes of the oil barons.
Of course, to ensure that cars became kings of the road, something had to be done about the existing public transportation infrastucture in many American cities. A consortium of GM, Firestone Tire, and Phillips Petroleum, with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil of California at the helm, formed a joint company to buy up and dismantle the functioning trolley systems of 45 cities, including New York, Detroit, St. Louis and Los Angeles.
Similarly, the dream of the electric car was dashed upon the shores of the petroleum industry and the vast resources it was able to expend in suppressing its competition. At the turn of the 20th century, it seemed much more likely that electric cars would be the wave of the future: they accounted for 28% of the cars in the United States in 1900; they required no gear shifting or hand cranking, and had none of the vibration, smell, or noise associated with gasoline-powered cars; and they were relatively affordable. The greater range of gas-powered cars, the discovery of cheap and abundant Texas crude and the mass production of combustion engine vehicles, however, conspired to make sure that the electric car—and the independence from the oil industry it afforded—would never become the standard.
Experiments promising to find revolutionary alternative sources of energy, too, have been ridiculed or ignored or bought off by the military and suppressed, because the current paradigm of a society structured around the use of a resource that is difficult to acquire is exactly what is needed to keep the people hooked on the system itself.
That is the sinister turn of the modern snake oil salesmen. They not only try to sell us their phoney cures for our cancers, they give us the cancer itself, the cancer of complete dependence on their system, their resources, their corporations. This is the trick by which John D. and the Rockefeller dynasty and all of their ilk have transformed themselves from two-bit peddlers of phoney cure-alls to multi-trillionaire controllers of our economic reality.
William Avery Rockefeller would no doubt approve of the stain his legacy has left on our society.
But there is something that the modern day snake oil peddlers—the banksters and the oilmen and the multinationals and the globalists and their lackeys in political power—live in constant fear of. It is the same fear that has gripped the heart of every snake oil salesman. The fear that the public will realize that their tonic is useless and their whole show is just a stage act, and the people run them out of town.
For The Corbett Report in western Japan, I am James Corbett.
Whole Foods Prisoners, Greek Canary, Media Silence - New World Next Week
Welcome back to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in alternative news and open source intelligence. This week:
Story #1: Lawsuit Says Whole Foods 'Organic' China Veggies from Polluted Prisons http://ur1.ca/4i248 Flashback: Organic Giants Whole Foods, Organic Valley and Stonyfield Accused of Compromising on GMOs http://ur1.ca/4i24c Related: Justices Rule for Wal-Mart in Class-Action Bias Case http://ur1.ca/4i24e
Story #3: 12 Things That The Mainstream Media Is Being Strangely Quiet About Right Now http://ur1.ca/4i24k Related: As Nuclear Plants Face Floods, Are We Inches Away From 'Fukushima USA'? http://ur1.ca/4i24l
This picture of a vintage Kentucky State Police cruiser probably isn't the best photo to go with the theme of this post. It was [found here]. But, I liked this rather benign looking officer next to the car and decided to post it.
This blogger is looking at, and negotiating to do, and work onm independent movies, documentaries, public access television, and other projects. I'd love to bring my camera and mostly college age crew anywhere to cover news related subjects for RT America, Alex Jones, the James Corbett Report, or related type independent news. [Here I am] in action.
Libya is simply the most recent issue, but look at the 100,000 US troops in Afghanistan and the 50,000 in Iraq, not to mention even more under the radar in Pakistan. Still, the NATO assault is continuing in Libya and 72% of Americans, according to the polls, are tired of all the military initiatives the US is involved with and think the country should withdraw. All of this during such tough times for the country's economy while jobs are cut, yet the Pentagon's budgets is growing.RT blogger and US was veteran Jake Diliberto joins Kristine Frazao in the studio to share his experience and opinion on what's going on inside and outside the country.
A recent court case in Utah has uncovered yet more evidence that the FBI is hiding key documents from the public by placing them in a separate, hitherto unknown electronic storage medium known as an "S-drive." The fact that this drive was previously unknown has raised the specter that the FBI are using it as a place to hide requests for sensitive documents through the Freedom of Information Act. Now, a federal judge has given the FBI until the end of the month to explain what the S-drive is, how it is being used, and whether it contains key documents related to the case in question...
Welcome. This is James Corbett with your Eyeopener report from BoilingFrogsPost.com. And now for the real news.
A recent court case in Utah has uncovered yet more evidence that the FBI is hiding key documents from the public by placing them in a separate, hitherto unknown electronic storage medium known as an “S-drive.” The fact that this drive was previously unknown has raised the specter that the FBI are using it as a place to hide requests for sensitive documents through the Freedom of Information Act. Now, a federal judge has given the FBI until the end of the month to explain what the S-drive is, how it is being used, and whether it contains key documents related to the case in question.
The case concerns Salt Lake City-based lawyer Jesse Trentadue, who has been investigating the death of his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, at an Oklahoma Federal Transfer facility in 1995. The government has maintained his brother’s death was a suicide by hanging, despite the fact that his brutalized corpse revealed him to have been beaten to death, with cuts and bruises all over his body. Numerous irregularities in the wake of Trentadue’s death were suggestive of a coverup, from the government’s unprecedented offer to cremate the body before it was sent to the family at its own expense to the fact that the coroner was not allowed to examine the cell until it had been washed, to the fact that the visitor logs from the facility on the night of the death had been destroyed. Subsequent investigations uncovered leaked documents showing that the cover-up went all the way up the chain of command to Eric Holder, currently Obama’s attorney general.
Originally baffled by the extent of the cover-up, several tips, including one from Timothy McVeigh himself, led Jesse Trentadue to the understanding that his brother had been transferred to an Oklahoma transfer facility because he fit the description of the so-called John Doe No. 2 in the Oklahoma City bombing case. Since that time, Trentadue has been suing the FBI to try to pry more information about the OKC investigation from the agency’s vaults.
Among the documents he is pursuing are the surveillance tapes from the Murrah Building itself, which were being stored off-site and thus were not damaged in the blast. These tapes, which sources connected to the investigation have told the LA Times and other major media outlets that they have seen, are purported to show the approach of the Ryder Truck to the building, and also show Timothy McVeigh’s accomplice getting out of the truck.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI is not required to say if a document exists, only that they searched their database and found no records responsive to the request. If these documents are placed in an external or disconnected storage drive, however, the agency can insure that they will never show up in any FOIA request.
In fact, the FBI has been known to have used this very technique in the past. Going under such names as “June files,” “zero files” and “I-drive,” the agency has a long and documented history of placing key evidence in special, compartmentalized files that are reviewed by senior officials before the information is placed into the bureau’s official files.
Joining me earlier this week to discuss the history and significance of the FBI’s secret storage drives was attorney Jesse Trentadue.
Critics of the FBI have long noted how the bureau under J. Edgar Hoover’s leadership sanitized files to hide potentially embarrassing information about the FBI and its agents from the public.
In a conversation with The Corbett Report last week, Coleen Rowley, the former privacy act coordinator at the Minneapolis FBI field office and noted FBI whistleblower, confirmed the sordid history of the FBI’s attempts to conceal information from the public and reveals other methods that keep key records from being accessed through FOIA requests.
Spokespersons for the bureau have so far refused to comment to the press about the S-drive story, citing the ongoing litigation. The court order requires them to present a full explanation of the use of these document storage systems to federal court by June 30th. For more on this story, stay tuned to boilingfrogspost.com and corbettreport.com.
BREAKING: Secret FBI Storage Drive to Shield Evidence from FOIA?
#191 James Corbett Report Podcast
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In Rumpelstiltskin, the miller’s daughter can rely on the magical dwarf to help her to spin straw into gold for the king. In reality there are no magical dwarves, but there are monopolistic cartel capitalists who have found the way to make the public pay through their nose for commonplace items. Welcome to the realm of artificial scarcity.
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New, unconfirmed reports out late last week suggest that the US is preparing to deploy ground forces to Libya this fall in direct contradiction to all public assurances that the conflict was merely a “kinetic military action” and would not involve boots on the ground. The reports, citing military sources at Ft. Hood, indicate that additional Special Forces will be sent to the region in July, with the 1st Calvary Division and three corps to be deployed in the country in October or November. In total, nearly 30,000 troops are said to be preparing for this escalation.
These reports are further bolstered by recently-released video showing what appear to be NATO military advisers directly interfacing with rebel forces on the front lines of the ground conflict.
Now, a legal battle is shaping up on Capitol Hill between the White House and a bipartisan group of Congressman and Senators who are formally challenging the legality of Obama’s use of the military in the region long after the expiry of the sixty-day War Powers Act limit for the President to wage a military operation without congressional approval.
Remarkably, the Obama White House issued a breathtaking defense of its own illegal position last week, continuing to use the argument that the bombardment of the civilian population in Libya does not, in fact, constitute “hostilities” as set out in the War Powers Act.
This denial comes even as fresh reports surfaced last week that Tripoli’s Nasser University was bombed as part of the NATO campaign, with numerous univesity staff injured and killed. The Centre for Research on Globalization published exclusive photographs of the bombing on globalresearch.ca earlier this week. The photographs were supplied by Mohammed Al-Alam, one of the students at the university, and include graphic photos of the civilian deaths in the bombing.
The United States is not the only administration increasingly under fire for its participation in the NATO campaign. In an article late last week, Professor Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa details how the Canadian parliament passed a resolution in favour of extending Canada’s participation in the campaign. Despite a recent election sending numerous members of the far left and nominally anti-war New Democrats into the position of the official opposition in parliament, the only person to vote against the resolution was Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party.
For more on the preparations for ground war in Libya and their significance, I turned to Professor Chossudovsky, director of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
The corporate media has come under heavy fire from watchdog organizations and international observers who have concluded that reporters are purposefully hiding the extent of the atrocities being committed by the western-backed rebel forces even as dubious reports about Gaddafi’s atrocities, including tales that Libyan soldiers were given Viagra to help fuel rape sessions on the Libyan population, have been reported unquestioningly.
A new team of independent media and observers are heading to the region to report on the extent of the NATO bombardment and civilian casualties that have resulted from the conflict. Joining us last week to talk about the media manipulations of the conflict was Global Research associate Mahdi Nazemroaya.
As escalation in Libya becomes more likely, alternative media voices become more important in providing a counter-balance to officially sanctioned propaganda for the war effort. One of those voices, Pepe Escobar of the Asia Times, talked to The Corbett Report last Thursday about the specter of a ground war and the importance of an independent media in propagating real news about the Libyan operation.
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The deadly E.coli outbreak in Germany has claimed nearly 40 lives and has already been named the world's largest. The World Health Organization says the infection is spreading to European countries,Canada and even to the US. But unfortunately the source of the outbreak may be a scientist. We are still trying to figure out the evolution of that deadly strain, but the uncertainty has lead to a lot of questions. Mike Adams, health ranger and editor in chief of naturalnews.com, explains.
I'm Labeled an Extremist for Telling The Truth - Alex Jones Tv Sunday Edition 1/3
On this Sunday Edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talk about World War 3, now in implementation stage as Obama ignores the Constitution and Congress in Libya and the U.S. steams warships toward the coast of Syria on the Mediterranean. See Alex's video, Obama Launching World War III. Alex also covers Google-owned You Tube's removal of Eric Schmidt at the 2011 Bilderberg Group conference. You Tube removed the "honors" associated with the Alex Jones Channel and prevented the clip from going viral. Alex covers the latest news and takes your calls. http://www.infowars.com/ http://www.prisonplanet.tv/ http://www.infowars.net/ http://www.prisonplanet.com/
I'm Labeled an Extremist for Telling The Truth - Alex Jones Tv Sunday Edition 2/3
Word searches for Connecticut State Police Brutality, Judicial Misconduct, and Public Corruption, a lot of times land here. Why should police officers, without court orders be able to tell parents they are barred from school functions if they are non-custodial parents or have a complaint against a school or official about the mistreatment of their own children? Should police be able to threaten you with arrest, and prison, for any arbitrary excuse personal to them? Should police officers be able to rape wives, girlfriends, and daughters with immunity? Should Homeland Security goons be able to strip search and sexually molest your children with just them and your child in the room? Should Homeland Security be in schools grilling girls about whether they are lesbians, or not, for passing notes to other girls? [video]
Are [Homeland Security Fusion Centers] merely a tool of international organized crime to deal drugs, take away your rights, and silence you if you figure out their agenda?
Tolland Connecticut State Police Troop C Lieutenant Samuel Izzarelli.
Sargent Sam Izzarelli told me that all landlords are slumlords and that all contractors are drunks. He told me that if I had picked another profession that I would not have been a target of the Connecticut State Police. As far as I know it isn't illegal to pick a profession. As far as I know, it should not be illegal to hold a job, or own a business, without being cop and organized crime connected. Should all citizens be subject to liFe altering changes, false arrests, and prison at the whims of scumbag cops like Sam Izzarelli?
Izzarelli is a lying scumbag. Because of my profession, and because I owned rental properties, and was not Mafia affiliated, cop connected, or bribing the right officials, he found it okay to file a false police report and commit perjury at a rigged trial for me to go to prison for being a father, landlord, and contractor without police permission.
I know citizens do word searches. I know that police do more. So, I'd like the State of Connecticut, and citizens in the towns of Somers, Somersville, Ellington, Stafford Springs, Stafford, Staffordville, Union, Hartford Connecticut, and other towns to know what type of scumpbags they are paying taxes to employ. Scumbags who lie, cheat, steal, rape, and murder should not be employed at our expense making 6 figure salaries.
Newly appointed state police Col. Thomas Davoren, who began his duties last week.
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Added 10 PM EST December 13, 2011: Was Jim Morrison's Death caused by Connecticut Police?
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Jim Morrison of The Doors was maced backstage in New Haven, Connecticut. The police officer who maced Morrison did not realize he was soon to go on stage, trying to kick him out of the backstage area, macing Morrison. Morrison complained about being maced on stage. Connecticut took that as a reason to beat up Morrison and arrest him. Connecticut police blacklist those who are critical of police. Jim Morrison's luck ran out with police nationally. Were police in the State of Connecticut indirectly responsible for Morrison's early death? Are policing and rigged courts in the US responsible for early deaths, a failed economy, and the downfall of America?
This video uploader's continued thoughts on US policing and Connecticut [found here]
Steven G. Erickson's former 2 Family Home, 18 School St., Somersville, Connecticut and 3 and 5 Church St., Stafford Springs, Connecticut:
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Prison for Downtown Taxpayers
when they complain about heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana being sold 24 hours a day by alcohol swilling teens using the homeowners' yards as toilets and cheap brothel.
Police in downtown areas partner with drug dealers and can be so busy sleeping with prostitutes they don't bother to answer calls into them.
I had tried to have Rockville Superior Court Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan removed for bias, in civil cases, involving landlords, the self-employed, and contractors for two years BEFORE he sat on my criminal trial.
Prosecutor Keith Courier told me he would prosecute me if I evicted prostitute Lana Thompson who had gone to visit him in high heals, low cut, mini-dress to show off her huge breasts. The oral sex he possibly got probably cost me my relationship with my daughter, my home, my dog, credit, ability to get a job, retirement, and the sum total of my life's work.
There seems to be no recourse and no justice. There is no one to take complaints, not the FBI, police, not elected official, lawyers are in cahoots, and court cases are rigged.
Try doing a google word search on Steven G. Erickson
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Police reports and more documents, scroll down in [this post] and click on documents to make the size you can read.
If CIA Corporate Bankster Puppet Dictator Barack Obama can declare wars without Congressional and Senate approval, are they just powerless and unnecessary? Who wants to keep paying for these ridiculous, expensive, and time consuming puppet shows? These people obviously don't represent the will of the American people, had they any real power anyway.
Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen - the number of countries US is in seems to be growing. While outraged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are battling the White House over Libya - a war that isn't technically a war, according to the President - generals at The Pentagon are waging a quiet campaign to ensure the Afghan surge continues. Whether or not you think these wars are necessary, the more pressing question seems to be whether USA can keep paying for them. Even America's mayors are joining the fray by calling on the White House to stop spending on wars and start investing at home - something, the conference of mayors hasn't done since the Vietnam war. To look at how all this will pan out, RT speaks to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a former Reagan administration official.
People, average folks, the oblivious, are finally connecting the dots, taking notice, and taking action. We the people are pissed. We are sick of being ripped off. We don't want government goons putting their hands down our pants as they steal the last dollar out of our wallets and purses.
These days no one is safe from hackers - not huge corporations or even the FBI. Regular Americans are coming together with computer hackers to create change where they think the Government couldn't. Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage, joins RT from Los Angeles to discuss the issue.
I am asking Vermont US Senator Patrick Leahy to ask Michelle Obama not to appear here in Vermont, June 30, as most Americans don't want yet another war, in Libya, and don't want a lying corporate bankster puppet dictator war criminal's wife anywhere among good people. Please, let's not taint Vermont with Michelle Obama.
The original vote for Obama, was not for Obama, it was against Bush, endless wars of occupation, and the growing US Police State. Obama lied to get elected. He is for the corporate banksters and isn't keeping his promises. War criminals, and their wives, have no business in Vermont, or anywhere outside a jail cell.
Patrick Leahy, if you pander to Michelle Obama and what she stands for, who and what else do you pander to?
I helped Vincent Bugliosi, the Charles Manson prosecutor, serve the Vermont Attorney General, asking that George W. Bush be prosecuted for murder in 2008. Obama is now, at least, as guilty of the same crimes.
America is The Devil's Country. In 1913, with the establishment of the usurious, unconstitutional, and criminal Federal Reserve Bank, Satan's minions secretly stole the soul of America and turned the American people into mindless debt slaves. Hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions of human beings have been killed and wounded in Satan's false wars, from Korea and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
I want to be clear as possible. America is not the Kingdom of Satan, but it is occupied by the forces who work for the Kingdom of Satan. I'm not using "Satan" strictly in a religious sense. I am using it in the way that the great Jewish philosopher Martin Buber used it. Buber said that the principle of power in human and political affairs is the principle of Satan. Moscow was the Kingdom of Satan when Stalin ruled; Berlin was the Kingdom of Satan when Hitler ruled. In Genghis Khan's dark heart laid the Kingdom of Satan. And so on.
America is the Kingdom of Satan today. The American people are told that those who expose the Dark Heart of Washington D.C. and say 9/11 was an inside job are cynical and crazy conspiracy theorists who deserve to be ignored and ridiculed. But these "conspiracy theorists" are rebels of thought who will never go away and shut up. We will never be silenced.
At some point the power elite and the CIA will learn that you can't assassinate and demonize every political leader and whistleblower. This isn't the 60's. Times have changed. In the last several decades there has been a great political awakening, especially since the events of September 11. If the Kennedys and King were killed today by the United States government there would be riots and mini-uprisings which would eventually grow into a revolution.
Millions of people know the American government has been hijacked by traitors, thieves, and state terrorists and that other Western governments are also guilty of covering up what really happened on September 11, 2001. People know they are under attack. The modern police force is viewed in America, Canada, and Europe as an occupying army. Cops are Redcoats. They are brainwashed machines who have been trained to carry out the will of destruction and tyranny.
The American founding fathers believed that there were cosmic forces at work during the creation of America. John Adams attributed America's success to divine providence. Adams said: "But I must submit all my Hopes and Fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the Faith may be, I firmly believe."
I have never attended a Church or a Mosque or any kind of religious temple in my life. But the more I think about America's and the world's current troubles the more I lean towards the belief that some great cosmic force is present on Earth and within each of us.
With that said, I believe human beings are a creative force, either for good or for evil. We have free will. The future can be in our control. Besides, any God that personally directs human affairs is not a God that I can love and respect. The one thing I respect atheists for is that they recognize and honor the creative powers of man.
We all have to think and act creatively, beginning with rethinking the 9/11 events and the raison d'etre for the war on terror.
A group of American national security whistleblowers, civil liberty campaigners, anti-war groups, national whistleblower organizations and others are set to release a petition tomorrow asking a group of NGOs to take back the "transparency award" they bestowed on President Obama last March for his supposed attempt to fight against government secrecy.
Welcome, this is James Corbett of The Corbett Report with the inaugural edition of The Eyeopener, a new weekly video series produced in conjunction with BoilingFrogsPost.com. And now for the real news…
A group of American national security whistleblowers, civil liberty campaigners, anti-war groups, national whistleblower organizations and others are set to release a petition tomorrow asking a group of NGOs to take back the “transparency award” they bestowed on President Obama last March for his supposed attempt to fight against government secrecy.
The petition, drafted by noted FBI whistleblowers Sibel Edmonds and Coleen Rowley, rebukes both the Obama administration for its track record on secrecy, and the NGOs that presented him with a transparency award.
“We were disappointed that no press photographer and no pool reporter were at the meeting. We were really surprised to learn it was not on the President’s daily calendar, especially as it was on his calendar on the originally-scheduled date…Why they decided to close the meeting to the press is not something we understand..”
Among the signatories to the petition are some of the best-known national security whistleblowers in the US, including FBI whistleblowers Edmonds and Rowley, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg, NSA whistleblower Russ Tice, retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former US diplomat Colonal Ann Wright, Able Danger insider Tony Shaffer, and current and former members of the State Department, US Army, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Energy, US Customs and a coterie of organizations such as the National Whistleblowers Center, the September 11th Advocates, the Bring Our Troops Home Coaltion and many others.
Last week I talked to the co-drafter of the petition, ex-FBI language specialist Sibel Edmonds, about the petition and its goal, and why this group considers it important to get the NGOs involved to take back their transparency award from Obama.
The idea that the Obama presidency was going to begin a new era in government openness came from the President himself, who on his first day in office used the occasion of his first press conference to promise Americans greater transparency, and used his first Executive Order to direct government agencies to err on the side of openness in the face of Freedom of Information requests.
In an email to The Corbett Report, Gary Bass of OMB Watch stated that although all sides “agree that more needs to be done,” Obama has made “breathtaking changes within two and a half years” in opening up the government to accountability, citing some specific examples:
“EPA is creating the greenhouse gas registry. FDA has established new ways of inviting public participation. Medicare has more disclosure about its program. CPSC has created an online complaints database. Many agencies now have blogs, use social media, and are adapting to mobile apps.”
Joe Newman of the Project On Government Oversight wrote:
“I think we’ve made it clear that the President has shortcomings when it comes to transparency, but I’d also challenge any impartial observer to refute the fact that he has made significant strides in opening up the government, especially when compared to his predecessor.”
As the petition itself points out, “Obama’s presidency has amassed the worst record in US history for persecuting, prosecuting and jailing government whistleblowers and truth-tellers.”
Indeed, this is not an immeasurable claim. Given that the Obama DOJ is currently prosecuting five alleged national security whistleblowers via the Espionage Act, his administration has actually engaged in more such prosecutions than have occurred in all previous Administrations combined.
The whistleblowers being persecuted include:
- Bradley Manning, who was locked in a Marine Corps detention cell measuring 6 x 12 feet for nearly a year without any clothing except his underwear, without bedsheets or pillow, his eyeglasses or even writing implements, all for having been accused of having leaked US Army documents to Wikileaks.
-And Thomas Drake, an NSA whistleblower who exposed massive governmental overreach in a data collection and analysis project that violated the constitution and numerous other laws and statutes.
The Obama presidency has also seen a marked rise in the invocation of the State Secrets’ Privilege, a draconian use of Executive authority to stop claimants against the government from even arguing their case in court.
So far the Obama DOJ has invoked State Secrets’ Privilege to quash lawsuits against companies that aided the CIA in their illegal torture and kidnapping program and stop legal redress against the government’s illegal warrantless wiretapping program.
One of the most brazen uses of State Secrets Privilege came last year, after Obama had claimed the right to assassinate American citizens without a trial or even bringing charges against them. The father of Anwar Al-Awlaki, the American citizen and alleged terrorist whom the Obama administration has targeted for assasination, filed a lawsuit to stop Obama from killing his son. Amazingly, the Obama DOJ invoked the State Secrets Privilege to stop the case from being heard before the court.
“not only does the President have the right to sentence Americans to death with no due process or charges of any kind, but his decisions as to who will be killed and why he wants them dead are ‘state secrets,’ and thus no court may adjudicate their legality.”
The petition goes on to list the other grievances that the transparency community has with the Obama administration, including its use of grand juries to target journalists and their sources, its maintenance of sites like Bagram for holding illegally and secretly kidnapped detainees, and Obama’s refusal to provide full access to White House visitor’s logs, a point that he actually joked about as the NGO representatives were entering to give him his award for transparency.
Still, the NGOs behind the award argue that they hoped their token would help push the Obama administration in the right direction. Wrote Gary Bass:
“I believe in both the carrot and the stick. I do not find it inconsistent to provide reward for good behavior and criticism for bad behavior. Hence, I have no problem with praising the president for his commitment to openness and transparency while simultaneously telling him what he needs to do better to live up to his commitment.”
Joining me in a phone conversation to address these arguments late last week was FBI whistleblower and petition co-author, Coleen Rowley.
When asked why such a prominent list of noted national security whistleblowers, professionals and government officials would be lining up to protest their awarding of Obama for his commitment to transparency, National Security Archive Director Tom Blanton responded:
“I believe their opposition is misplaced and they need more precision-guided advocacy. Know thy enemy. Obama is not their enemy.”
The petition will be released tomorrow with a dedicated website and a campaign to bring more attention to the dismal state of governmental transparency under Obama’s leadership. Stay tuned to BoilingFrogsPost.com for more details.
Putting the Federal Reserve Corporate Banksters on Notice?
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Continuity of Government, US Gov fears 2012, not Apocalypse
Martin Sheen altered Apocalypse Now image [found here]
The end of the world in 2012 is probably not going to happen. What is going to happen involves the sun. There are cycles, and storms, just as we have on Earth. But when the sun has storms, there are surges in energy. Solar storms can cause havoc with weather and with man-made military satellites and communications. Everything on the ground, ANYTHING, can be found, identified, injured, controlled, and/or killed from space. What if 2012 was the Apocalypse of military technology?
There were continuity plans of government, almost from the very first nuclear test explosion.
Bunkers were built, plans were made. Politicians wanted your tax dollars to make them safe, not you. The plan probably didn't involve their wives and children. Most likely, Las Vegas hookers were to be identified, classified, and kept track of to be of use in the bunkers. Conventional weapons in the hands of civilians are little, to no, threat to the modern police state. A solar flare could change all that, instantly. Is there a first strike planned to neuter populations who would rise up against their corporate bankster masters, if given the chance?
Breaking free of the internet, cell phones, and complete dependence on the government systems for food and for life would be a start. Maybe not giving up all of what you know, but maybe taking a hike once in a while, getting in better shape, growing a little of your own food, and living off the grid for just hours a day might be a good start.
Apocalypse Now - Opening W/ Remastered Audio and Altered - The End
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The same big business, banking mentality that was okay with the slave trade of years ago, is okay with enslaving you as your last dollar is ripped off.
What are your taxes being spent on?
At least 52% of your money is being used to kill, harm, confine, and spy on citizens worldwide. Would you rather get services you pay for, or fund a worldwide military police state? Do your elected officials merely act as puppets of the regime? Is Barack Obama a puppet dictator?
In a downtown area, police and the courts, were about revenue collecting, not public service or "law enforcement". Federal tax dollars are doled out to states to take away children, break up families, process citizens in courts, ruin small business, take away property and assets, and railroad as many citizens to prisons as is possible. If you have a license plate that is dim, not even out, you can be pulled over, terrorized, and feel like a police officer can alter your life at any moment. Your vehicle, property, and cash can be confiscated on the lamed excuse.
Police will pay drug dealers, prostitutes, vandals, thieves, and complete human parasites to commit crimes for them for revenue collection, property confiscation, retaliation, to instill official terror in the populace, and to railroad politically active citizens to prison to silence them. Do you want these same people flying unmanned drones over your head to spy on you? Will it get your attention when the Police State is flying armed drones over your head to target US citizens in America?
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As the US plans to increase drone aircraft usage abroad, now law enforcement in the States is getting ready to adopt robotic planes back home for surveillance purposes. While drone usage is expected to be expanded in America by 2013, Infowar's Alex Jones says that in some states it has already been happening for years.
If a group of loosely affiliated banksters, along with the corporate, drug running, military complex, mafia, stole from US taxpayers, is it easier to go to war with them, or to pay them back? Well, the military keeps being built up, and police numbers and powers keep rising. Do the math.
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