A fake Senate hearing + a fake senator + fake staffers = What the hell was she thinking?
Scratching my head on this one…dumb, dumb, dumb.
A fake Senate hearing + a fake senator + fake staffers = What the hell was she thinking?
Scratching my head on this one…dumb, dumb, dumb.
B Hunt wrote:
I live in SW Utah. I grew up on a ranch less than 100 miles from the Bundy’s ranch. My father knows Cliven Bundy. I know Cliven’s son Ryan. This is not a hoax, it is an action of force by the BLM.
The BLM was going to sell the cattle at one of the smallest cattle markets in Utah. No cattle markets in Nevada would take the cattle without a properly signed brand inspection (which the BLM cannot obtain without Cliven Bundy’s signature). The BLM paid the owner of the Utah cattle market $300,000 to do the sale (‘R’ Livestock Connection in Monroe, Utah, owned by one Scott G. Robbins, according to the Utah Business Entity Search). Utah Governor Herbert stepped in and forbid them from bringing the cattle into Utah without the legally required health and brand inspections (which again, require Bundy’s signature) and that no feral cattle are allowed to be imported at all (per Utah statute). Because Bundy claims ownership over maybe 350-500 head of branded cattle, the other 500-700 estimated head of cattle would all be considered feral. BLM officially backed off, but we suspect they are still secretly shipping them through Utah without any permission to do so, to “private” buyers in Colorado. The contract cowboys that the BLM hired to do the roundup are from Sampson Livestock in Meadow, Utah (traitors one and all).
From what I understand, Cliven Bundy owns both the Water Rights and Grazing Rights to all of the land where his cattle run. If Bundy failed to use them, the Grazing Rights would revert to the BLM and would be retired, while the Water Rights would revert to the State of Nevada, likely to be sold to the highest bidder (which would probably be a bidding war between mineral companies that are behind this action with the BLM and the City of Las Vegas which is thirsty for water and has had multiple attempts to buy water–through eminent domain from Utah farmers and ranchers–from Utah, which were all blocked by the Utah Legislature and Utah Governor Herbert). Chances are, the BLM has already filed a claim on the water rights so that they can sell to the highest bidder (instead of the state) and are trying to get the cattle off to show that Bundy cannot use the water beneficially (much like what the US Forest Service and BLM both tried to do to Wayne Hage).
Now, for Cliven Bundy, he’s not fighting this for his cattle or his own livelihood. He recognizes that he will probably die before this fight is over. He has said multiple times that he is fighting this to wake people up about the tyranny of the Federal Government and also to help wake up the western states about getting the rights to their own land back from the federal government, which has repeatedly shut down ranchers and closed off land. (MO = 1st, get all the ranchers, farmers, Native Americans, and foresters that use the land for positive, sustainable production off of the land; 2nd, grab up all the resources; 3rd, close off the lands to public access including camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, shooting, etc; 4th, sell off the resources to the highest bidder regardless of what that will do to the land, the local environment, or the economy; 5th, collect royalties on the resources in perpetuity; 6th, reduce and eliminate all SLS and PILT payments to the states, impoverishing them beyond belief.)
Anyway, thanks for posting about this. It is important for us to be able to raise the appropriate resistance.
Clark County, Nev., April 10, 2014- Yesterday Nevada Governor Sandoval released a statement condemning some of the actions of the Bureau of Land Management in the Bundy Ranch standoff, but this is of little consolation to constitutional Sheriff Mack.
Sheriff Mack says that actions speak louder than words and that Sandoval , while speaking about support, is doing virtually nothing within his power to assist the Bundy family. He goes on to admonish the local county Sheriff for not using his power to stand up to the feds in support of the Bundys. Sheriff Mack will be flying into Nevada to stand in solidarity with the Bundy family, as will Oath Keepers founder Steward Rhodes. Oath Keepers has also put out a call to all able-bodied members to come to the Bundy ranch in Clark County, Nevada to assist in supporting the family and keep the peace.
Sent 10 April 2014 @ 06:35:37-0700 (PDT)
We need a presence there immediately to help prevent the feds sparking another Ruby Ridge or Waco incident in the Bundy stand-off.
Nevada State Rep. Michele Fiore (a strong patriot who has attended many of our meetings) is on site right now at the protest site outside the Bundy ranch, and she is helping us assemble a coalition of Nevada state legislators. We are also working with WA State Rep Matt Shea to put together a delegation of other Western State Representatives to go there to support Rep. Fiore and her coalition, and we are working with Sheriff Mack to bring a delegation of current serving CSPOA Sheriffs to stand vigil there. We need Oath Keepers to also show up and stand vigil and support this family and the patriot legislators and sheriffs who are taking the lead in defending them. This is critical. The goal is to stand vigil to prevent another Waco or Ruby Ridge, and to put pressure on the Nevada Governor to honor the oath he took by standing up for this family and for the state of Nevada.
I fly to Vegas tomorrow. Sheriff Mack is coming too, along with the current serving Sheriffs he is rallying to the cause.
All who can make it, need to be there. We need numbers – boots on the ground. The more the better.
For those who are coming, please rally at the public protest site near the ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada. To get there, take I-15 North, toward Mesquite, and get off at exit 112. Go right two miles (you can only go right). You will see tall flag poles and signs. Can’t miss it.
Per Ammon Bundy, here are some rules:
First, NO MILITARY CAMMO. This is a protest by rural Americans. Dress accordingly. (from me: Oath Keepers can wear Oath Keepers polos if you have them, or OK T shirts, but please no cammo. Let’s respect the Bundy family request).
No open carry of rifles. Any rifles people may have with them need to stay in the vehicles.
When you arrive at the protest rally point, ask for Ammon Bundy, Cliven Bundy’s son, to check in. If he is not there, he will have designated another family rep for you to check in with. DO NOT go past that first rally point/protest site with the flags that the family has set up on private land. Beyond that is the road to their ranch, and no one is to drive to the ranch without express permission and escort by Cliven Bundy or his sons. Please respect their need for security and privacy.
No volunteer is to give any media interviews. Refer all media first and foremost to the Bundy family members present, in particular Cliven Bundy, Ammon, or one of the other sons. And/or refer them to one of the current serving Nevada State legislators who will be there, such as Michele Fiore (she is gathering a coalition of Nevada representatives), or one of the current serving Sheriff’s who will be coming. We are there to support them, and let them handle the media.
If any media ask to interview Oath Keepers, please refer them to me, but I will likely just refer them to the family until we do a press conference once Sheriff Mack arrives – and even then, the focus will be on the coalition of current serving Western State Legislators and Sheriffs that we are helping to gather. They and the family will be the main effort, and we are there as support.
BRING CAMERAS. Film everything. The more cameras, the better. Bring relevant signs about honoring the oath, respecting property rights and free speech rights. We are there to stand up for rural Americans who are under attack and to pressure the Governor and the Clark County Sheriff to do their duty.
Ammon said volunteers can camp on private property that is on the side of the road at the main protest site the family has set up (the first gathering place you will come to with signs and flags once you get off I-15 at exit 112 and go about two miles). Again, please ask the family members present where to park and where to camp if you want to camp.
Spying on Americans Elicits many questions but few answers
by Andrew P. Napolitano
What if the National Security Agency (NSA) knows it is violating the Constitution by spying on all Americans without showing a judge probable cause of wrongdoing or identifying the persons it wishes to spy upon, as the Constitution requires? What if this massive spying has come about because the NSA found it too difficult to follow the Constitution?
What if the Constitution was written to keep the government off the people’s backs, but the NSA, the president and some members of Congress have put the NSA not only on our backs, but in our bedrooms, kitchens, telephones and computers? What if when you look at your computer screen, the NSA is looking right back at you?
What if the NSA really thought it could keep the fact that it is spying on all Americans and many others throughout the world secret from American voters? What if Congress enacted laws that actually delegate some congressional powers to elite congressional committees — one in the Senate and one in the House? What if this delegation of power is unconstitutional because the Constitution gives all legislative powers to Congress as a whole, and Congress itself is powerless to give some of its power away to two of its secret committees? What if the members of these elite committees who hear and see secrets from the NSA, the CIA and other federal intelligence agencies are themselves sworn to secrecy?
What if the secrets they hear are so terrifying that some of these members of Congress don’t know what to do about it? What if the secrecy prohibits these congressional committee members from telling anyone what they know and seeking advice about these awful truths? What if they can’t tell a spouse at home, a lawyer in her office, a priest in confessional, a judge when under oath in a courtroom, other members of Congress or the voters who sent them to Congress?
What if this system of secrets, with its promises not to reveal them, has led to a government whose spies have intimidated and terrified some members of Congress? What if one member of Congress — Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat — wrote to then-Vice President Dick Cheney and voiced fears that totalitarianism is creeping into our democracy? What if he wrote that letter in his own hand because he feared he might be prosecuted if he dictated it to a secretary or gave it to his secretary for typing? What if he was terrified to learn what the spies told him because he knew he could not share it with anyone or do anything about it?
What if the NSA’s chief apologist in Congress — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat — took to the only safe place in the world where she could reveal what she learned from the spies and not be prosecuted for violating her oath of secrecy and there revealed a secret? What if that place is the Senate floor, and what if, while there, she revealed that she approved of the NSA spying on all Americans but disapproved of the CIA spying on her staff? What if it is unlawful and unconstitutional for the CIA to spy on anyone in the United States — whether private citizen, illegal alien or member of a Senate staff?
What if the equality of the branches of government is destroyed when one of them spies on the other? What kind of a president spies on Congress? What kind of members of Congress sit back and let themselves become victims of spying? What if Congress could stop all spying on all Americans by a simple vote? What if Congress could stop the president from spying on its own members with a simple vote? What if Congress is afraid to take these votes?
What if secret government is unaccountable precisely because it is secret? What if the people’s representatives in government have a moral obligation to reveal to their constituents that the president’s spies are spying on all of us, and they — members of Congress — have not lifted a finger to stop it? Would we all vote differently if we knew the secrets the government has shared with a select few but kept from the rest of us? What if your own representatives in the House and the Senate are lying to you because of fear of the consequences of revealing secrets?
What if the NSA chief claimed to a congressional committee — one of those with which he secretly shares secrets — — that all this spying has stopped 57 terrorist plots? What if the next day he changed that number to three plots? What if he has declined to say what those three plots were? What if a federal judge found that all this spying has not prevented any identifiable plots?
What if all this spying doesn’t work? What if the NSA has too much data about all of us? What if the president knowingly declined to uphold the Constitution and instructed his spies to do the same? What if the NSA is so accustomed to spying on all of us all the time that it lacks the ability to obtain probable cause and to identify the persons upon whom it needs to spy? What if the government’s culture of secrecy and spying has taken on a life of its own? What if even those who started it are afraid to stop it?
What if the NSA missed the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber, the Fort Hood massacre, the Times Square bomber, the Boston Marathon bombers, the coup in Kiev and the Russian invasion of Ukraine? What if the NSA wasted its time spying on Aunt Tillie in Des Moines, Iowa, and the pope in Rome and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, instead of Vladimir Putin in Moscow?
What if secrecy has replaced the rule of law? What if that replacement has left us in the dark about what the government knows and what it is doing? What if few in government believe in transparency? What if few in government believe in the Constitution?
What do we do about it?
Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is an analyst for the Fox News Channel. He has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution.
As you know, the New York Safe Act was passed in the middle of the night by the New York City dominated New York State Legislature and signed by a Governor who would be president, without any input from the people. Who will be safer under this unconstitutional law? It definitely will not be the law-abiding citizens of New York who, if we comply, would have some of our ability to defend ourselves taken away. The law might be better named the NY SAFE ACT FOR CRIMINALS because violent criminals who carry illegal guns will never comply. They have never complied with any gun control laws and they will continue to use all banned weapons with the largest capacity magazines they can get their hands on. Only the law-abiding citizens like us and police officers like you, will now be at a disadvantage, not the criminals.
The origin of gun control in New York State goes back to 1911 when a Democrat State Senator from New York City named “Big Tim Sullivan” pushed for gun control in New York City. He was a Tammany Hall crook and a criminal overseer of gangs in New York City. Sullivan sponsored the gun-control law (later called the Sullivan Act) that mandated police-issued licenses for handguns and made it a felony to carry an unlicensed concealed weapon in NYC. When it passed, ordinary law-abiding citizens were disarmed, which solved another problem for the NYC criminals. It seems that gangsters had been bitterly complaining to State Senator Sullivan and NYC politicians that the victims of their criminal attacks sometimes shot back at them. In other words, the good guys were shooting the bad guys and State Senator Sullivan and other political crooks could not let that happen.
We know that Governor Cuomo and the Democrat controlled legislature arbitrarily came up with their own definitions of what so called ‘Assault Weapons’ are. The definitions were concocted out of thin air by a group of New York City socialists who obviously know nothing about guns. One of the things they identified that makes certain rifles ‘assault weapons’ was if a rifle had a lug on it for a bayonet. Never mind the fact that no person in New York State has been murdered or even assaulted by a person using a rifle with a bayonet attached to it in well over a hundred years. It doesn’t matter to these socialists because they will say and do anything to take our guns. That is and always has been their ultimate goal.
Certain rifles legally purchased in the past by American citizens, who happen to reside in New York State, are now illegal to purchase or sell to another state resident. Why has the New York State legislature concentrated their efforts on turning hundreds of thousands of your fellow New Yorkers into criminals?
The New York State Sheriffs Association and the County Clerks Association have taken positions opposing the NY SAFE Act as unconstitutional, as have 52 county legislatures and over 150 towns and villages in the State. In addition, there are at least 4 lawsuits currently working their way through the court system. All of these lawsuits have identified specific sections of the NY SAFE Act that are violations of both the New York State Constitution and the U.S. Constitution. All of these organizations have called for either amending the bill or called for the outright repeal of the law in order to start over with some input from the people.
Unfortunately, the Governor and the socialist leaders in the state legislature do not seem to have taken any notice of the growing opposition to this unconstitutional legislation by law-abiding gun owners in New York State. Even before the passage of this horrendous piece of unconstitutional law, members of our OATH KEEPERS organization had been in contact with individual active duty police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers and other law enforcement professionals like yourself throughout New York asking them to remember their Oaths to the U.S. and New York State Constitutions and to “Stand Down” if they are ever asked to enforce any unconstitutional laws. Our contacts have been very positive and we now count many active duty police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers and correction officers among our ranks.
Back in 2013, the Obama Administration sent out the Metropolitan DC and federal police to forcefully remove or arrest aging WWII military veterans from their own monuments. The police were out in force wearing riot helmets. When the veterans and their supporters refused orders from the police to disperse or to discontinue their dismantling of park service barricades, the police officers honored their oaths to the constitution and simply “stood down” and allowed the veterans to visit the memorials.
First and foremost, the veterans were peaceful and did not represent a public safety threat. They simply made a strong First Amendment constitutional stand against the decision of a socialist American president. In a stunning display of disobedience to their department superiors, the police honored their oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution and made a conscious decision to stand down rather than use physical force against their fellow American citizens.
Recently in Connecticut, the state notified gun owners who have not complied with their unconstitutional gun registration laws that they must surrender their semi-automatic rifles or risk being arrested for a felony. How does turning 300,000 plus law-abiding citizens into criminals overnight, happen in America?
Here in New York, our socialist Governor who would be president finally made the overt move to start taking our guns. We know that it is our guns that are the only things standing in the way of these anti-Liberty political thugs ultimately taking all of our unalienable rights. Remember our rights come from God, not from any government. Our rights existed long before the constitution was written and our rights are supposed to be protected by the Constitution and our elected officials, not taken away by them. New York State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin said Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Barack Hussein Obama are following in the footsteps of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Mussolini and Hitler who all used gun registration to eventually confiscate the guns of people who disagreed with their political philosophies. The socialist “Enemies within America” have wanted to confiscate our guns for a long time.
New York’s own socialist U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has said: “We’re going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We’re going to beat guns into submission!” Senator Diane Feinstein has said: “If I could ban all guns, I would do it.” A little over a week after the Sandy Hook Shooting in Connecticut, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told an Albany radio show audience that “gun confiscation is an option being considered” as part of the NY SAFE ACT legislation. These are just three examples clearly showing the mindset of some current socialist political leaders in America.
The justification used for banning certain types of weapons in New York and several other states has no basis in facts or statistics. In 2011, there were 12,664 murders in the United States. Rifles of all kinds were used in only 323 of these murders. More people were murdered with knives, with blunt weapons like baseball bats and tire irons, or beaten to death with hands and feet, than were killed with rifles. Assault rifles are used so infrequently in homicides that many police departments almost never see them; in 2011, there were nine states that did not have a single murder committed with any rifle. (Source: FBI – Crime in the United States – 2011).
Why didn’t Governor Cuomo and the state legislature ban baseball bats or tire irons because they kill more people in New York than rifles? The facts and the truth mean nothing to these socialists because their overall plan is to take all of our guns, just like Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot.
Taking advantage of any crisis, including the horrendous slaughter of 20 innocent children and 6 of their teachers in Connecticut by a mentally unstable individual who was being treated with mind-altering psychotropic drugs and who stole the weapons he used, is standard operating procedure for the anti-Second Amendment crowd. The socialist politicians in New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Colorado decided to use this crisis to advance their anti-Second Amendment agenda. The common denominator in all mass murder incidents that have occurred in our country over the past 50 years are not law-abiding gun owners shooting innocent people. The common denominator is mentally disturbed individuals, wacked out on psychotropic drugs, who are killing people in “Gun Free Zones.”
It’s not that the American socialists like Governor Cuomo want to ban all guns in America. No, they just want to ban those guns owned by those that Adolph Hitler called the “not reliable people.” That means they want to take the guns away from average Americans like you and me. The President, a couple of Governors, Senator Feinstein, former NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Ron Emanuel, the Hollywood elite, corporate executives, and all high ranking government officials will still have their guns. They are protected 24×7 by law enforcement officers like you or by private security with guns. Only the average American citizens will be disarmed and defenseless. Taking away our guns will accomplish the ‘political elites’ goal of eliminating our ability to resist their socialist takeover of America and the subsequent loss of all of our individual freedoms and Liberty.
Infringing on the Second Amendment Constitutional rights of law-abiding American citizens is not the answer and these types of gun control measures must be met with serious resistance by the American people. With guns, we are a ‘free people’. Without guns, we will become nothing more than ‘subjects and slaves.’
The rights of the American people, as enumerated in the Bill of Rights, including the right to bear arms, are unalienable. That means that they cannot be taken away by any government, state or federal. The Bill of Rights was included specifically to protect the citizens from their own government. We live in a Republic and as such, it is the people who give the federal and state government their power, not the other way around, and it is the federal and state governments that are supposed to protect our rights, not whittle away at our rights until we have none.
This is not the first time a government tried to take our guns. Back in April 19, 1775, British Troops tried to take weapons from the Massachusetts militiamen and were met with armed resistance by the people. In the years that followed, our Founders made their individual decisions to stand together and take an oath to fight for Liberty and Freedom. They put their lives and fortunes on the line and declared their freedom and independence from the chains and shackles of servitude to the King of England.
Two ancient Greek words, ‘Molon Labe!’ (mo-lone lah-veh) meaning “Come and get them” was the reply of the Spartan General-King Leonidas to Xerxes, the Persian Emperor who came with more than 100,000 of some of the best fighting troops in the world to conquer and invade the little city states of Greece. When Xerxes offered to spare the lives of Leonidas, his 300 personal bodyguards, and a handful of Thebans and others who volunteered to defend their country, if they would only lay down their arms, Leonidas shouted these two words back: Molon Labe! It is the classic example of courage, valor, and defiance of determined individuals in the face of overwhelming odds.
The OATH KEEPERS have adopted this defiant utterance as a battle cry in our war against oppression because it expresses so clearly and simply our defiance of those who would take our arms and our liberty. It signifies our determination to not strike the first blow, but also to not stand mute and allow our loved ones, and all that we believe in and stand for, to be trampled by men who would deprive us of our God-given or natural rights to defend ourselves to suit their own socialist ends.
As stated very clearly in our ‘’Molon Labe!’ pledge, when dealing with the unconstitutional NY SAFE Act, active-duty OATH KEEPERS :
“Will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people or compel registration. The attempt to disarm the people on April 19, 1775 was the spark of open conflict in the American Revolution. It was an act of war, and our forefathers fought back in justified, righteous self-defense of their natural rights. Any such order today would also be an act of war against the American people, and thus an act of treason. Those of us who are still currently serving will not enforce any attempt to register either gun owners or guns, or to ban the sale, possession, or transfer of any semi-automatic rifles, handguns, or full capacity ammunition magazines, which are precisely the kinds of weapons the American people need to defend their lives and liberty.”
New York, like Connecticut, Maryland and Colorado, is now facing a very dangerous time that can flash to bloody conflict in an instant if someone, anyone, does something stupid. So please pay attention, for Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYC controlled state legislature are placing law enforcement officers of New York State in the middle, between free-born American citizens like us on one side and the socialist, political elite on the other.
Please remember that an unconstitutional act of a legislature is void and invalid from inception. It is a legal concept that has been upheld by centuries of American law. An unconstitutional “law” is illegal and thus no law at all and does not have to be obeyed. The people have a right to resist any unconstitutional acts, and it is up to you, the law enforcement officers in New York State, to take every option to avoid inciting unwanted and unnecessary violence by “standing down” and refusing to enforce the unconstitutional NY SAFE ACT. We do not condone violence, but are well aware that something could happen, even by accident, that could turn a NY SAFE Act enforcement incident into a repeat of what happened on the Lexington Green on April 19, 1775 all over again.
Unfortunately for the socialist politicians currently in power, most law-abiding gun owners in New York State ‘WILL NOT COMPLY” with the latest unconstitutional gun grab. The vast majority of gun owners will not register themselves or their guns. We know from experience that registration is the prerequisite to confiscation, which is the prerequisite to dictatorship. We will NOT be treated like convicted sex-offenders just for owning semi-automatic rifles. To comply with this unconstitutional “law” would, in itself, be an act of surrender and submission.
Let us remember that at critical times in the 238 year history of this great country, certain generations of Americans have been called upon to defend Liberty in its maximum hour of danger and need. In 1775, our Founders’ generation was given that honor and privilege as were the generations of Americans who lived through World War I and World War II.
At these and other critical times in our history, brave Americans have taken an oath and stood as one united force against foreign aggressors and our Liberty was preserved. Today in America, our Liberty is once again under attack. This time, however, the attack is not coming from some foreign power – from foreign enemies, but rather it is coming from an enemy within – domestic enemies; from oath-breakers within our own Federal and State governments and from those traitorous individuals and special interest groups who pull the strings of the politicians and the media, like puppet masters from behind a curtain of secrecy, bribery and deception. Make no mistake; the danger to our Liberty is as real today as it was in 1775, 1917 and 1941.
Our Founders repeatedly warned us of the dangers that a free America would face in the future and that the most serious danger to our Liberty would come from within. They also told us that it is not only an honor and a privilege to defend our Liberty, but that it is also our sacred duty to do so, not just for ourselves but for our children and our children’s children. Just as those brave generations of Americans have done before us, OUR generation must be prepared to stand up, take the oath and join together as one united force to defend Liberty in America.
We want to remind all Law Enforcement officers in New York State that you are the last peaceful line of defense for your fellow Americans against the growing socialist tyranny of our own state and federal government. Should the time ever come when you find yourselves in the streets of our cities or in the countryside facing your fellow American citizens who are simply exercising their God-given and constitutionally guaranteed rights to demand their Freedom and Liberty, we ask you to remember and honor your oath!
Please remember that we are your fellow law enforcement officers. We are you and you are us. We are also retired law enforcement officers, active duty members of the military and military veterans, as well as first-responders. We are your brothers and sisters, your fathers and mothers, your relatives, your friends, your neighbors down the street, local firefighters, your local small business owners and millions of other New Yorkers who have never been arrested for a crime, nor have we ever been in any kind of trouble. Now, Governor Cuomo and the state legislature have turned hundreds of thousands of your fellow peaceable and law-abiding New Yorkers into criminal Felons with the stroke of a pen.
We are asking you to honor your oath to the U.S. Constitution. It will be up to you, the rank and file police officer, deputy sheriff and state trooper, to protect the constitutional rights of your fellow New Yorkers. By the time the NY SAFE Act lawsuits work their way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, the war against your fellow citizens might already have begun, unless police officers like you honor your oaths by refusing to enforce this unconstitutional law. We need you to intercede on behalf of your fellow citizens to prevent violence while the courts consider those cases. You need to understand that our socialist Governor and his fellow travelers are sending you into this conflict against honorable men and women who simply will not submit to the tyrannical lust for power by the political oath-breakers.
We sincerely hope that you will do the right thing so that both sides can prevent any injuries and bloodshed, while also preserving our Bill of Rights and our natural right of self-defense that is among the liberties it preserves. We also feel obligated, and honor bound, to warn you, in the strongest terms possible, of the hornet’s nest you may be ordered to whack with a “stick” and the fact that it is now up to you to take the lead in order to avoid violence by putting on the brakes when asked to enforce the NY SAFE Act.
The OATH KEEPERS have also heard from many of your fellow law enforcement officers who tell us they will not go along with the enforcement of this unconstitutional law. They tell us that they will find a way to stand with the people and not to take part in the illegal confiscation of their guns. Hopefully, there will be enough of you to keep your fellow officers from opening the gates of Hell.
The OATH KEEPERS stand shoulder to shoulder with the free people of New York State in defense of Liberty and in opposition to the NY SAFE Act. The OATH KEEPERS are prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder with all law enforcement officers in the State of New York who are prepared to honor their individual oaths to the New York and U.S. Constitution in defense of Liberty and to protect all New Yorkers’ unalienable right of self-defense for themselves and their families.
The OATH KEEPERS are ready to stand with you and the free people of New York State. Are you ready to stand with us?
For the Republic and the New York Oath Keepers,
William Cooper – NY Oath Keepers President (former US Air Force)
John Wallace – NY Oath Keepers Vice President (Lt. Col. NYSP Ret & US Army-NYARNG)
Dan Devlin, NY Oath Keepers Vice President (Arizona PD Ret & MP US Army)
John Mahoney – NY Oath Keepers Vice President (Sgt NYPD Ret, USMC & Special Forces US Army, Ret)
This open letter was posted on March 27, 2014 and can be found here – http://www.LibertyNewsOnLine.com/article_301_35130.php
Why would Turkey execute a ‘false flag’ operation on the ‘Tomb of Suleyman Shah?’
To better understand the leaked high level conversations coming out of Turkey today, one needs context; especially me.
First, who the hell is talking in these recorded conversations?
Ahmet Davutoğlu – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hakan Fidan – Head Of Turkish Intelligence Agency
Feridun Sinirlioğlu – Foreign Ministry Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs
Yaşar Güler – Deputy Chief of General Staff
Second, is this new or old information? There does not appear to be any timeline regarding these conversations. So, after a wee bit of research I’ve learned there has been no such attack to date, but, and this is a big but, there has been some recent ‘chatter’ about such an attack via Turkish mouthpieces. So, I’m thinking it is safe to assume these leaked conversations happened recently, let’s say in the last six or so months.
Why? Because, the article below mentioning an attack on the “Tomb of Suleyman Shah,” the grandfather of Ottoman Empire founder Osman, has only happened recently. The article is dated 14 March 2014 –
Turkey warns to retaliate if historic tomb in Syria attacked
It has been three year that the war on Syria has started but it is thought- provoking that the damage to Tomb of Suleyman Shah happened nowadays… It it an excuse for intervention? Why now? At the time of Israeli agression on Gaza and Lebanon…
Turkey warned Friday to retaliate “in kind” if a historic tomb that it controls inside war-torn Syria came under attack. “Any kind of attack, be it from radical groups … will be retaliated in kind and Turkey will take any measures to defend its homeland without any hesitation,” Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
The Tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of Ottoman Empire founder Osman, is located in the city of Aleppo.
The area is 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the Turkish/Syria border remains Turkish territory under a 1921 treaty signed between France and Turkey. It is guarded by Turkish soldiers and flies the Turkish flag.
The foreign minister’s comments came after local media reported that Turkey put its military on alert against any threat from foreign backed terrorist groups to the tomb.
Approximately 25 Turkish soldiers on guard around the Tomb of Suleyman Shah were ordered to retaliate in case of any attack by the terrorist group of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to the Hurriyet newspaper.
“That land is Turkish territory in compliance with international law and under the 1921 treaty, and it is the only Turkish land overseas,” Davutoglu said.
“Turkey has the right to take any kind of measures for its security and stability,” he added.
“The risk has been there since the Syrian crisis first erupted,” a Turkish official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“We are prepared for any scenario as always,” the official said, without elaborating.
Another official said: “We are following the issue in its entirety and we are in coordination with the relevant institutions.” http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2014/03/14/is-the-tomb-of-suleyman-shah-an-excuse-for-intervention-to-syria/
Obviously, these leaked conversations catch these Turkish leaders executing a plan to attack their own guarded Tomb, and if attacked would then give them legal grounds to enter into the Syrian proxy war.
With this background, I’m hopeful you will now better understand why these leaked conversations are so critical to the security of both the people of Turkey and Syria. Having Turkey enter the Syrian war under their own orchestrated ‘false flag’ event would serve no one’s purpose other than….hhhmmm. Just guessing, but Saudi Arabia? Possibly Israel?
Below is the video of the Turkish officials conversation along with a full transcript of the call –
Bugünkü Suriye tapelerinin ilk partının İngilizcesi.
ELECTION DRIVEN WAR PLANS – I
Ahmet Davutoğlu: “Prime Minister said that in current conjuncture, this attack (on Suleiman Shah Tomb) must be seen as an opportunity for us.”
Hakan Fidan: “I’ll send 4 men from Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey; we can also prepare an attack on Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary.”
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: “Our national security has become a common, cheap domestic policy outfit.”
Yaşar Güler: “It’s a direct cause of war. I mean, what’re going to do is a direct cause of war.”
Ahmet Davutoğlu: I couldn’t entirely understand the other thing; what exactly does our foreign ministry supposed to do? No, I’m not talking about the thing. There are other things we’re supposed to do. If we decide on this, we are to notify the United Nations, the Istanbul Consulate of the Syrian regime, right?
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: But if we decide on an operation in there, it should create a shocking effect. I mean, if we are going to do so. I don’t know what we’re going to do, but regardless of what we decide, I don’t think it’d be appropriate to notify anyone beforehand.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: OK, but we’re gonna have to prepare somehow. To avoid any shorts on regarding international law. I just realized when I was talking to the president (Abdullah Gül), if the Turkish tanks go in there, it means we’re in there in any case, right?
Yaşar Güler: It means we’re in, yes.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: Yeah, but there’s a difference between going in with aircraft and going in with tanks…
Yaşar Güler: Maybe we can tell the Syrian consulate general that, ISIL is currently working alongside the regime, and that place is Turkish land. We should definitely…
Ahmet Davutoğlu: But we have already said that, sent them several diplomatic notes.
Yaşar Güler: To Syria…
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: That’s right.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: Yes, we’ve sent them countless times. Therefore, I’d like to know what our Chief of Staff’s expectations from our ministry.
Yaşar Güler: Maybe his intent was to say that, I don’t really know, he met with Mr. Fidan.
Hakan Fidan: Well, he did mention that part but we didn’t go into any further details.
Yaşar Güler: Maybe that was what he meant… A diplomatic note to Syria?
Hakan Fidan: Maybe the Foreign Ministry is assigned with coordination…
Ahmet Davutoğlu: I mean, I could coordinate the diplomacy but civil war, the military…
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: That’s what I told back there. For one thing, the situation is different. An operation on ISIL has solid ground on international law. We’re going to portray this is Al-Qaeda, there’s no distress there if it’s a matter regarding Al-Qaeda. And if it comes to defending Suleiman Shah Tomb, that’s a matter of protecting our land.
Yaşar Güler: We don’t have any problems with that.
Hakan Fidan: Second after it happens, it’ll cause a great internal commotion (several bombing events is bound to happen within). The border is not under control…
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: I mean, yes, the bombings are of course going to happen. But I remember our talk from 3 years ago…
Yaşar Güler: Mr. Fidan should urgently receive back-up and we need to help him supply guns and ammo to rebels. We need to speak with the minister. Our Interior Minister, our Defense Minister. We need to talk about this and reach a resolution sir.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: How did we get specials forces into action when there was a threat in Northern Iraq? We should have done so in there, too. We should have trained those men. We should have sent men. Anyway, we can’t do that, we can only do what diplomacy…
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: I told you back then, for God’s sake, general, you know how we managed to get those tanks in, you were there.
Yaşar Güler: What, you mean our stuff?
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: Yes, how do you think we’ve managed to rally our tanks into Iraq? How? How did manage to get special forces, the battalions in? I was involved in that. Let me be clear, there was no government decision on that, we have managed that just with a single order.
Yaşar Güler: Well, I agree with you. For one thing, we’re not even discussing that. But there are different things that Syria can do right now.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: General, the reason we’re saying no this operation is because we know about the capacity of those men.
Yaşar Güler: Look, sir, isn’t MKE (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation) at minister’s bidding? Sir, I mean, Qatar is looking for ammo to buy in cash. Ready cash. So, why don’t they just get it done? It’s at Mr. Minister’s command.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: But there’s the spot we can’t act integratedly, we can’t coordinate.
Yaşar Güler: Then, our Prime Minister can summon both Mr. Defence Minister and Mr. Minister at the same time. Then he can directly talk to them.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: We, Mr. Siniroğlu and I, have literally begged Mr. Prime Minster for a private meeting, we said that things were not looking so bright.
Yaşar Güler: Also, it doesn’t have to be crowded meeting. Yourself, Mr. Defence Minister, Mr. Interior Minister and our Chief of Staff, the four of you are enough. There’s no need for a crowd. Because, sir, the main need there is guns and ammo. Not even guns, mainly ammo. We’ve just talked about this, sir. Let’s say we’re building an army down there, 1000 strong. If we get them into that war without previously storing a minimum of 6-months’ worth of ammo, these men will return to us after two months.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: They’re back already.
Yaşar Güler: They’ll return to us, sir.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: They’ve came back from… What was it? Çobanbey.
Yaşar Güler: Yes, indeed, sir. This matter can’t be just a burden on Mr. Fidan’s shoulders as it is now. It’s unacceptable. I mean, we can’t understand this. Why?
Ahmet Davutoğlu: That evening we’d reached a resolution. And I thought that things were taking a turn for the good. Our…
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: We issued the MGK (National Security Council) resolution the day after. Then we talked with the general…
Ahmet Davutoğlu: And the other forces really do a good follow up on this weakness of ours. You say that you’re going to capture this place, and that men being there constitutes a risk factor. You pull them back. You capture the place. You reinforce it and send in your troops again.
Yaşar Güler: Exactly, sir. You’re absolutely right.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: Right? That’s how I interpret it. But after the evacuation, this is not a military necessity. It’s a whole other thing.
Feridun Siniroğlu: There are some serious shifts in global and regional geopolitics. It now can spread to other places. You said it yourself today, and others agreed… We’re headed to a different game now. We should be able to see those. That ISIL and all that jazz, all those organizations are extremely open to manipulation. Having a region made up of organizations of similar nature will constitute a vital security risk for us. And when we first went into Northern Iraq, there was always the risk of PKK blowing up the place. If we thoroughly consider the risks and substantiate… As the general just said…
Yaşar Güler: Sir, when you were inside a moment ago, we were discussing just that. Openly. I mean, armed forces are a “tool” necessary for you in every turn.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: Of course. I always tell the Prime Minister, in your absence, the same thing in academic jargon, you can’t stay in those lands without hard power. Without hard power, there can be no soft power.
Yaşar Güler: Sir.
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: The national security has been politicized. I don’t remember anything like this in Turkish political history. It has become a matter of domestic policy. All talks we’ve done on defending our lands, our border security, our sovereign lands in there, they’ve all become a common, cheap domestic policy outfit.
Yaşar Güler: Exactly.
Feridun Siniroğlu: That has never happened before. Unfortunately but…
Yaşar Güler: I mean, do even one of the opposition parties support you in such a high point of national security? Sir, is this a justifiable sense of national security?
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: I don’t even remember such a period.
Yaşar Güler: In what matter can we be unified, if not a matter of national security of such importance? None.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: The year 2012, we didn’t do it 2011. If only we’d took serious action back then, even in the summer of 2012.
Feridun Sinirlioğlu: They were at their lowest back in 2012.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: Internally, they were just like Libya. Who comes in and goes from power is not of any importance to us. But some things…
Yaşar Güler: Sir, to avoid any confusion, our need in 2011 was guns and ammo. In 2012, 2013 and today also. We’re in the exact same point. We absolutely need to find this and secure that place.
Ahmet Davutoğlu: Guns and ammo are not a big need for that place. Because we couldn’t get the human factor in order…
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Below is a translation from an article over at der Spiegel discussing the current make up of the Ukrainian ‘provisional’ governing body and suggestive signs of pending civil war — The T-Room.
By Uwe Klußmann
Right-wing extremists in the coalition , protests in the East : The Provisional Government has the situation in Ukraine is not under control. The experts confirm the input from the federal government. But Premier Yatsenyuk refuses to draw conclusions from his failed policies .
The gesture of the incumbent Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk should act conciliatory . In Russian , the prime minister turned in the past week on television to the residents of the Russian-speaking regions in the south and east.
” My wife speaks mostly Russian ,” said Yatsenyuk and promised the preservation of the annulled by Parliament Language Act , which regulates the use of Russian . The Prime Minister offered a vague ” decentralization of power ” with elections of mayors and city councils ” in the coming year .”
However, the appeal faded effect. On the weekend demonstrated in eastern and southern Ukraine again thousands against the Kiev government and for referenda on the status of their regions. Most people in the Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine simply do not believe the promises of the government.
Here, the Cabinet in Kiev has just been appointed a deputy Jazenjuks for those responsible for the ” protection of national minorities.” The flaw: Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Sytsch belongs to Swoboda . At the same extreme right party so their Member of Parliament Igor Miroshnichenko the chief of state television in the past week forced with blows to resign.
With such personnel , the reconciliation of the National Ukrainian West and Russia-friendly East can not succeed. However, does the Prime Minister not one – he holds fast to the coalition with the nationalists. Yatsenyuk assesses the situation also unrealistic : He speaks in the message to the East Ukrainians thereof, in them there is only “artificial conflicts ” that would fomented by ” external forces ” – is meant Russia.
Government against federalism
In fact – the leadership in Moscow encourages doubt about the state television , the Russian forces. But there are Ukrainians who go to tens of thousands against the government on the road.
To the east, ever louder call for a new federal system of the country is from the perspective Jazenjuks only a move Moscow : “More federalism is the first step to destroy the Ukrainian sovereignty ,” he told the ” Süddeutsche Zeitung”.
The problem is the premier but : federalist system on the German model he could even if he wanted to , not enforce his right-wing coalition partners Swoboda . The new “National Guard ” to the Yatsenyuk calls the young Ukrainians , divided the nation . Because the Guard is a rallying from nationalists , especially from the west of the country . In Odessa Russian-speaking young protesters greeted the troops with the cry of ” Traitor ! ”
So drives the leadership in Kiev , the country on the path to civil war . In the Federal Chancellery and the Foreign Office , we now know what risks does the policy of the Ukrainian transitional government in itself. There is circulating an eight-page dossier from the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP ), entitled “Ukraine in the midst of crisis.” The analysis determines the total loss of confidence in the leadership in Kiev in the east of the country and warns that “there is hardly representative of the government, with which the majority of the population can identify the eastern and southern regions”.
Presidential elections questionable
The government , according to the dossier had ” devastating message to the residents of eastern regions ” sent and as a consequence in these parts ” little influence ” . The appointment of oligarchs to governors in the east , the analysis , the government undermines their credibility and ability .
The study’s authors doubt whether the 25 for the Can take place in May announced presidential elections. They consider it questionable whether it would succeed in the government “to ensure a level of stability that is sufficient to be able to properly run the election .”
The dossier of the co-financed by the Federal Chancellery foundation is formulated diplomatically. But it concludes a fiasco . The authors analyze aptly that Russian President Vladimir Putin “at any price a consolidation of a Ukrainian government seeks to prevent .”
Only the authors spare their readers the logical conclusion : That the government in Kiev, a conglomerate of pragmatic amateurs , dubious oligarchs and unbridled ultra-nationalists , Ukraine can not stabilize . And that it is so inevitably doomed to failure.
America’s corporate media is at it again…stoking fear among the populous. These talking heads live in such a bubble at this point that they don’t get the fact few bother to watch let alone read their propaganda anymore.
You see, they know incessant fearmongering leads to incessant warmongering which then feeds the greedy beast known as the American military industrial (AMI) complex. The AMI complex needs war to justify the trillions spent on staff, weaponry, contractors, research and more. Without war, the trillion dollar machine would shrivel up and all those retired military officers and congress critters would lose their
‘private’ taxpayer funded million dollar jobs.
Of course, losing yours and my hard earned money would be catastrophic for these pariahs so they are more than willing to sacrifice American treasure to satisfy their insatiable greed.
Trust the AMI complex will do whatever it takes to get your attention including staging some sort of horrendous attack on American assets. When this happens, as it most assuredly will, corporate media will go into overdrive and ‘sell, sell, sell war’ but maybe, just maybe, this time they will over play their hands and the American people won’t buy what they are selling. Maybe.
The enemy is shaping up to be Russia with the ground plan currently being laid by NATO to start WWIII. Pay close attention to what is happening in this region including Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. This is where it all starts -
Populating this new format from scratch took a wee bit more time than we thought, but we gotter done! Hope you like the new format. We’ve wanted to move toward aggregating for some time now, but didn’t want to do until we felt ready. We’re ready.
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TRANSLATED: Link to Putin Statement: http://www.kremlin.ru/news/20593
Telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama
March 17, 2014 , 00:30
Tags: foreign policy, United States
At the initiative of the American side had a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Continued discussion of the various aspects of the crisis in Ukraine. Putin drew attention to the inability and unwillingness of the current Kiev authorities to curb rampant ultra-nationalist and radical groups , destabilizing and terrorizing civilians , including Russian-speaking population and our compatriots.
In this context, consider sending to Ukraine OSCE monitoring mission . According to the President of Russia , the activity of such a mission should be extended to all Ukrainian regions .
In connection with the referendum held in Crimea, Putin stressed that its holding is fully consistent with international law and the UN Charter and take into account , in particular, the famous Kosovo precedent . At the same time the inhabitants of the peninsula were guaranteed the possibility of free will and self-determination.
Heads of State noted that, despite the differences in the estimates should work together to seek ways to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine .
U.S. President congratulated the President of Russia on the success of the Paralympic Winter Games and asked to convey greetings to the participants of the competition.
March 17, 2014 , 00:30
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by Lawrence Sellin
The Obama Administration is in a death spiral, mortally wounded by its own messianic left-wing ideology, naiveté, incompetence, lawlessness and persistent lying. [Read more...]
Editor’s note: Wikipedia recently got caught altering investigative journalist Wayne Madsen’s bio. Wikipedia, the encyclopedic on-line source for many researchers, writers and the curious, is not living up to the editorial standards they themselves established. I’ve read more than one account over the years where their editors have been caught altering [Read more...]
February 14, 2014
by Paul R. Hollrah
In recent days I have been drawn into yet another debate over presidential eligibility, as specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Given that Barack Obama has occupied the Oval Office illegally for more than five years, without so much as a whimper of protest from most American voters or the mainstream media, some may feel [Read more...]
by JC Collins
Philosophy of Metrics
“This is really an old lesson for a new era. At such a momentous time as this, we need to choose the ethos of 1944 over 1914. We need to rekindle the Bretton Woods spirit that has served us so well.” - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the I.M.F. Feb 3, 2014.
January 30, 2014
by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
What if the state of the union is a mess? What if the government spies on all of us all of the time and recognizes no limits to its spying? What if its appetite for acquiring personal knowledge about all Americans is insatiable? What if the government uses the microchips in our cellphones to follow us and listen to us as we move about?
Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, dear Kings of Hollywood, but you have been conned.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Christina McDowell, formerly Christina Prousalis. I am the daughter of Tom Prousalis, a man the Washington Post described as “just some guy on trial for penny-stock fraud.” (I had to change my name after my father stole my identity and then threatened to steal it again, but I’ll get to that part later.)
December 20, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report
Virtually gone unnoticed in the millions of pages of declassified CIA files is an August 1985 report prepared by the agency’s Directorate of Intelligence on the survivability of 38 Third World leaders.
December 17, 2013
by Edward Snowden
Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. [Read more...]
(Correction: Edits have been made to this article. The relationship between Madsen and one of his sources, a former linguist who once worked for the NSA, was stated incorrectly. Neither Madsen nor the source knew of one another while employed by the NSA respectively. We sincerely apologize for this mischaracterization of said relationship.)
December 12, 2013
by Helen Tansey
The T-Room dot us
Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen is reporting on two different ‘kidnapping’ operations targeting Edward Snowden. The first operation is being led by Britain’s MI-6 out of there embassy in Moscow and the second by the US in partnership with Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service. [Read more...]
December 5, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report
The National Security Agency was fully aware that Syria did not mix, remove, and use on the battlefield chemical weapons that Syrian President Bashar al Assad now stands accused by the United Nations Human Rights Commission of using against Syrian rebels trying to oust him from power. [Read more...]
By far, this is the most factually solid documentary on 9/11 yet. It is masterfully produced and directed by Massimo Mazzucco -
“September 11 – The New Pearl Harbor” is a 5 hour documentary that summarizes 12 years of public debate on 9/11. [Read more...]
(UPDATE: The Shuler’s have established a Legal Defense Fund to help Roger Shuler secure donations to help pay for legal costs. Please consider making a donation now to ensure his and your First Amendment rights remain protected – http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/paypal-donations-support-continuing.html)
October 14, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report dot com
The Kafka courts of Alabama
Secret courts and trials, star chambers, and illegal detention may be the stuff of a Franz Kafka trial but in Alabama the court proceedings against an investigative journalist have reached and surpassed Kafkaesque dimensions. [Read more...]
November 2, 2013
by Valentin Katasonov
Strategic-Culture dot org
Foreign holders of American debt
As has already been noted, in recent years the share of non-American holders of US Treasury securities has been wavering around the 50 percent mark. However, there has also been a visible trend to reduce the share of non-residents (from 52.9 percent at the end of 2008 to 47.9 percent in the middle of 2013). [Read more...]
When someone writes a letter that someone else chooses to report on the least the journalist can do is link the reader to the original letter. I don’t think this is asking too much. Then again, I am talking about the [Read more...]
TRANSLATED from Panorama -Datagate, Panorama: «Intercettate anche le conversazioni del Papa»
October 30, 2013
Spiato Papa Bergoglio
The National Security Agency has cut even the Pope was revealed by the issue of Panorama on newsstands . In the 46 million calls tracked by the U.S. in Italy , between 10 December 2012 and 8 January , 2013, there would be those to and from the Vatican. [Read more...]
October 22, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report dot com
Being disingenuous, like the storied cat who ate the canary, comes natural to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, especially in light of his current propaganda blitz designed to convince the world that Iranian centrist President Hasan Rouhani is not to be believed. [Read more...]
Obama’s rhetorical exercise in ‘peace talk’ at the United Nations General Assembly impressed few delegations and even fewer Americans: Far more eloquent are his five years of wars, military interventions, cyber-spying, drone murders, [Read more...]
In recent months there has been a visible struggle in the media to come to grips with the leaking, whistle-blowing and hacktivism that has vexed the United States military and the private and government intelligence communities. This response has run the gamut. It has involved attempts to condemn, support, demonize, psychoanalyze and in some cases [Read more...]
by Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts dot org
The inability of the media and politicians to focus on the real issues never ceases to amaze.
The real crisis is not the “debt ceiling crisis.” The government shutdown is merely a result of the Republicans using the debt limit ceiling to attempt to block the implementation of Obamacare. If the shutdown persists [Read more...]
Below is a Chapter from Max Blumenthal’s newly released book “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.” Many who use alternative media as their news source will appreciate the veil Blumenthal is lifting by exposing not only the racism that permeates Israeli society but how it came about and who is responsible. [Read more...]
October 1, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report dot com
The latest release of National Security Agency slides from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA is heavily involved in monitoring social media and the social networking activities of Americans. The NSA will claim that this is part of their obligation to protect national security [Read more...]
Of course, the celebration is premature. The government shut down the parts of the system We The People like and want, social services, national parks, and such, while the remainder of the 4.4 million government workers doing things We The People do NOT like [Read more...]
(Ed. note: The article below was translated from Germany’s Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, DWN, news journal posted on September 19, 2013)
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is the current situation on the financial markets as worse than before the Lehman bankruptcy. [Read more...]
September 17, 2013
by Helen Tansey
The T-Room dot us
Any who follow my work here at the T-Room know I’m a devoted American Constitutionalist. Being raised just outside of DC and having a grandpa, grandma, uncles and my dad who all worked for the federal government in one capacity or another left impressions I have no desire to shake. [Read more...]
September 10, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report dot com
President Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, the woman who actually raised the future President of the United States, served as the vice president and chief escrow account officer for the bank of Hawaii at an interesting time for the CIA’s murky operations in the 50th state. [Read more...]
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Organizer Belinda Bee given a “Flag of Honor” by Ohio’s Bikers … Well done Belinda Bee! Very well done.
Unfreakingbelievable!!!! check out the cars pulled over on the ramps and the people on the overpass as well as those standing on the highway cheering them on…
September 5, 2013
by Helen Tansey
The T-Room dot us
“Just eight weeks ago though, I received a request and it was an odd request it said ‘What, what is there about those weapons that went into Syria that we need to know about? I said ‘It’s kind of late now to be asking’ and they said ‘No, we need to know because we’re going to do something to those weapons. We’re going to try to destroy them.’ I said ‘ok, alright, what else is it we are going to do?’ [Read more...]
Knowing the current puppet occupying the White House is willing to use America’s military might to destroy evidence of US war crimes which will knowingly lead to WWIII is well, nothing short of pure diabolical evil.
August 31, 2013
by Helen Tansey
The T-Room dot us
What if the WMD’s aka chemical weapons reportedly never found in Iraq exist? What if those chemicals were safely ensconced in Syria, then an ally in America’s War on Terror? [Read more...]