Humint Events Online: December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Paramilitary Jackbooted Thugs Literally Make Me Sick to My Stomach

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Ron Paul Redux

Great ad here:

Great analysis of liberal philosophy and Ron Paul:
Modern liberalism is a mixture of two elements. One is a support of Federal power – what came out of the late 1930s, World War II, and the civil rights era where a social safety net and warfare were financed by Wall Street, the Federal Reserve and the RFC, and human rights were enforced by a Federal government, unions, and a cadre of corporate, journalistic and technocratic experts (and cheap oil made the whole system run.) America mobilized militarily for national priorities, be they war-like or social in nature. And two, it originates from the anti-war sentiment of the Vietnam era, with its distrust of centralized authority mobilizing national resources for what were perceived to be immoral priorities. When you throw in the recent financial crisis, the corruption of big finance, the increasing militarization of society, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the collapse of the moral authority of the technocrats, you have a big problem. Liberalism doesn’t really exist much within the Democratic Party so much anymore, but it also has a profound challenge insofar as the rudiments of liberalism going back to the 1930s don’t work.

This is why Ron Paul can critique the Federal Reserve and American empire, and why liberals have essentially no answer to his ideas, arguing instead over Paul having character defects. Ron Paul’s stance should be seen as a challenge to better create a coherent structural critique of the American political order. It’s quite obvious that there isn’t one coming from the left, otherwise the figure challenging the war on drugs and American empire wouldn’t be in the Republican primary as the libertarian candidate. To get there, liberals must grapple with big finance and war, two topics that are difficult to handle in any but a glib manner that separates us from our actual traditional and problematic affinity for both. War financing has a specific tradition in American culture, but there is no guarantee war financing must continue the way it has. And there’s no reason to assume that centralized power will act in a more just manner these days, that we will see continuity with the historical experience of the New Deal and Civil Rights Era. The liberal alliance with the mechanics of mass mobilizing warfare, which should be pretty obvious when seen in this light, is deep-rooted.

What we’re seeing on the left is this conflict played out, whether it is big slow centralized unions supporting problematic policies, protest movements that cannot be institutionalized in any useful structure, or a completely hollow liberal intellectual apparatus arguing for increasing the power of corporations through the Federal government to enact their agenda. Now of course, Ron Paul pandered to racists, and there is no doubt that this is a legitimate political issue in the Presidential race. But the intellectual challenge that Ron Paul presents ultimately has nothing to do with him, and everything to do with contradictions within modern liberalism.
More on this point from Glenn Greenwald here.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Barack Obama, Serial Killer

This sickening story-- "Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing", reminds me of this story-- "Media Having Trouble Finding Right Angle On Obama's Double-Homicide"

And on December 31st, 2011 he signed the worst bill ever. He SAYS he won't authorize indefinite detention of US citizens without a trial, but he seems more upset that Congress is limiting his authority...
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Illuminati-- the Game of Conspiracy

A relative gave me this game for Christmas-- looks pretty interesting to go through. The conspiracy power groups are quite amusing and make a lot of sense. Going through the cards, I didn't see anything really new conspiracy concepts or secrets, though. The game is set up where each player represents an Illuminati sect, and they try to take over the world through building various power structures.

The various competing sects are:
The Bavarian Illuminati
The UFOs
The Bermuda Triangle
The Society of Assassins
The Servants of Cthulhu
The Network
The Gnomes of Zurich
The Discordian Society
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Crazy Ron Paul Thinks US Had Advance Warning of 9/11 Attacks

Ex-Aide: Ron Paul Foreign Policy is 'Sheer Lunacy'

Clearly, his candidacy is dead-- or in the process of being killed by the media.

Actually, the more controversial view of Paul's is that the US shouldn't have fought Hitler and gotten involved in the European WW. That is a more difficult argument but still a good position for the side of peace and against war.

While the "newsletters" are sort of excusable, imo, this is not-- Death Penalty For Gays: Ron Paul Courts The Religious Fringe In Iowa
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Good News

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Nice idea-- Stop the War on Christmas: Cease Fire in Afghanistan. Are our leaders listening to anyone besides the masters of war?

An excellent, full account of the Christmas Miracle of 1914.

As noted by Anonymous Physicist, "So it is clear that if left alone, human beings will make peace with each other; but those in control demand that human beings perennially do two things-- kill and die."
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Moon Landing Hoax

I had forgotten, but recently saw how the Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever" has a scene where they were staging a moon walk, on some set on a remote base in Nevada. Kind of amusing how the wikpedia article on the film only mentions Bond escaping in a moon buggy, but says nothing about the striking hoax plot element.

In looking up what has been written about this scene, I found this excellent little article by Philip Coppens that fairly reviews moon landing hoax evidence, then goes into the militarized aspects of NASA and the space program.
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Oklahoma City Bombing: Still an Inside Job

Really interesting interview with OKC bombing grand juror Hoppy Heidelberg:

(part 1 of 4 parts, all 4 worth watching/listening)
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hmmm, Looks Like Ron Paul Really *IS* a Threat to the PTB

So, I posted something very mildly supportive on Ron Paul at Democratic Underground, and got SUSPENDED/BANNED from the board, for the first time in the 7 years I've posted there! This is despite that I've posted far more controversial things there, about 9/11, over the years. Really pretty disgusting they are acting this way.

Even though I have never voted for a Republican, I must say that in a general election, with Obama versus Paul-- if that could ever come to pass-- I could see voting for Paul.

Even though many of Paul's positions are repugnant to me, I am totally with him on civil liberties, the bloated military, the over-extended US empire and the thievery of the Federal Reserve.

I also think Paul is the only person who could shake up the DC system enough to possibly alter the terrible course we are on.

And then there is this: "GOP preemptively discredits Ron Paul’s Iowa Caucus win"
According to the Associated Press article, “Iowa GOP worried by hacker threat to caucus vote“, the Iowa State GOP committee is concerned that people who call themselves “Anonymous” will ‘hack’ the vote count during the tabulation of the 2012 Presidential caucus. Whether or not Anonymous is to blame is irrelevant. It could be a false-flag hacking event, in which Anonymous gets the blame for some other group’s nefarious activities. What is being proposed is that the results of the Iowa caucus will be tainted with scandal. In my opinion, if one particular candidate wins the Iowa caucus, then the State GOP committee will declare the ‘hack’ successful and discount the votes; that candidate is Representative Ron Paul.

In general, Anonymous, a leaderless group, has been seen as anti-establishment, pro-democracy, anti-corruption and pro-justice, from an individual liberty point of view. From a goose-stepping statist point of view, Anonymous is the scourge of the Internet.

Also, establishment players have already made noise about how a Ron Paul win would discredit his win. Chris Wallace said so much in some on-camera banter about how things may turn out in Iowa, at the pre-Fox debate interview in December.

1) looks like DU has descended into pure Obama worship now, where all the headlined posts are slamming people who dare to criticize Obama. Sad.

2) like like they are going hard after Paul now, to discredit him as anti-gay and racist. I'm sure he has a bit of this ugliness in his past, like so many people of his generation, but I suspect he has moved on. It will be interesting to see how much this sticks/gets played up.

3) right now my preferred candidate would be someone like Rocky Anderson, who seems like an honest, outspoken progressive, but Paul actually seems better than Obama in stopping some of the madness.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Outrageous Secret Drone War

Another sign of an out of control military/intel regime:
The administration has said that its covert, targeted killings with remote-controlled aircraft in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and potentially beyond are proper under both domestic and international law. It has said that the targets are chosen under strict criteria, with rigorous internal oversight.

It has parried reports of collateral damage and the alleged killing of innocents by saying that drones, with their surveillance capabilities and precision missiles, result in far fewer mistakes than less sophisticated weapons.

Yet in carrying out hundreds of strikes over three years — resulting in an estimated 1,350 to 2,250 deaths in Pakistan — it has provided virtually no details to support those assertions.

In outlining its legal reasoning, the administration has cited broad congressional authorizations and presidential approvals, the international laws of war and the right to self-defense. But it has not offered the American public, uneasy allies or international authorities any specifics that would make it possible to judge how it is applying those laws.
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The 1%

Still clueless assholes:
Dimon, 55, whose 2010 compensation was $23 million, joined billionaires including hedge-fund manager John Paulson and Home Depot Inc. (HD) co-founder Bernard Marcus in using speeches, open letters and television appearances to defend themselves and the richest 1 percent of the population targeted by Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.

If successful businesspeople don’t go public to share their stories and talk about their troubles, “they deserve what they’re going to get,” said Marcus, 82, a founding member of Job Creators Alliance, a Dallas-based nonprofit that develops talking points and op-ed pieces aimed at “shaping the national agenda,” according to the group’s website. He said he isn’t worried that speaking out might make him a target of protesters.

“Who gives a crap about some imbecile?” Marcus said. “Are you kidding me?” (snip)

The top 1 percent of taxpayers in the U.S. made at least $343,927 in 2009, the last year data is available, according to the Internal Revenue Service. While average household income increased 62 percent from 1979 through 2007, the top 1 percent’s more than tripled, an October Congressional Budget Office report showed. As a result, the U.S. had greater income inequality in 2007 than China or Iran...
The thing is, these guys in the piece are really the 0.1% or 0.01% -- and their incomes have skyrocketed in the past 30 years or so.

And... here we go. "Tom Clancy game casts 99 Percent as domestic terrorists"
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Inhumanity in Iraq and the Aftermath on One Soldier-- Just the Tip of the Iceberg

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Back to Cold, Depressing Reality

Apart from the many other signs the US is turning towards a militarized totalitarian third world nation with nukes, while the global economy collapses, and signs of global warming catastrophe, we have this ridiculous story-- 9/11 verdict is 'US propaganda for waging war on Iran:
Director of the Center for Research on Globalization Michel Chossudovsky has told RT that calling Iran’s officials - including the supreme leader - guilty of helping the 9/11 attackers is nothing but “a ploy.”

On Thursday, families of victims of the September 11th 2001 attacks won a default judgment against Iran, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Lebanon-based Hezbollah. According to the lawsuit, people in Iran – including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei- provided support to the terrorists who went on to attack civilians on US soil.But Mr. Chossudovsky told RT he believes it’s nothing but a cover-up, with Iran as a convenient fall guy.

“There is absolutely no evidence that Iran aided the 9/11 attacks. There is ample evidence after collection that there was conspiracy and the complicity of the US government… There is absolutely no evidence that Al Qaeda or the Taliban were involved in the 9/11 attacks. In fact, if there is anyone behind Al Qaeda, it was the Central Intelligence Agency, going back to the Soviet Afghan war”, Chossudovsky said.

And this latest court ruling is part of the plan, according to Chossudovsky. “We are dealing with fabrications whereby a war agenda, which has been on the Pentagon’s drawing board for many years, is now seeking justification to go live – and we’ve seen the drone attacks, we’ve seen the sanctions.”
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The Fugue of Life

The fugues in Bach's Art of the Fugue-- particularly the first few, such as #4 here-- have a similar style, that recapitulates a person's life.

It starts out slow and simple, like childhood, then slowly more complexity is added by adding voices. The new voices echo the original theme, echoing the original life, but then spin off, in the flight, or fugue. When the third voice comes in, in the same notes as the first voice, there is a beautiful maturity, as when a child completes adolescence. Then the fourth voice can be a relationship, the fifth voice a child. The simple theme that started out so slowly is now very complex and busy, echoing the busy, hectic life of maturity. There are parts that are slightly cacophonic, parts that are sweet and parts that are rhythmic and urgent and progressive, these last sections reaching touching anti-climatic climaxes. The original theme runs through the piece, as a gentle reminiscence of childhood. Other themes weave in and out. Then eventually, the hurried phases of the vocal counterpoint slow down, and there is a form of unity at the end that slowly moves as one main voice, that eventually winds down to the sad, slightly sweet end. The end of the fugal life, the end of a person's life.

The interesting thing is that playing a fugue on the piano really feels like living a small life. The piece starts out very slow, and time goes by slow, but as the fugue gets more complex, time seems to go by so much quicker, much like mid-life when one is so consumed by everything going on-- even though from a more objective perspective, time is still moving at the same pace.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Goodbye Bill of Rights and Posse Comitatus, Hello Endless War and Martial Law

9/11 is used to justify endless horrible government act after horrible government act, each topping the last. The extent to which the military/intel establishment has taken over control of this country is breathtaking and completely disgusting-- especially considering how the terrorism threat is and always was 99% bogus.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

War Crimes Trials Now, Right???

U.S. War in Iraq Declared Officially Over
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More On The Assassination Of President Kennedy By the Secret Service and Others Including a Crucial Photo and Important Book Review

By The Anonymous Physicist

First I present my review of the 2011 printing of “Murder From Within: [Subtitle]: Lyndon Johnson’s Plot Against President Kennedy” by Fred T. Newcomb and Perry Adams.

The history of this book is that the authors began researching the JFK Assassination in the 1960s and by 1974 had written their book, that three publishers backed out of printing at the last minute. The authors then photocopied some 100 copies and mailed them to the US Senate and House leaders. From these, others made bootleg copies and more people were able to read it, in the ensuing years. (I had unsuccessfully tried for years to get a copy, but am disappointed now.)

For 1974, it was ahead of its time for revealing the Federal Govt involvement and cover-up in the Assassination. Other books have since supplanted it. Of course, the near totality of those other books deliberately deny what anyone can see in a decent version of the Zapruder film, that SS Agent Greer fired the fatal head shot that killed Kennedy. So in that sense it is still good; however it also contains much disinformation and omitted information, and has not been updated except perhaps for one or two things only.

Some of the fascinating claims made in this book regarding the assassination itself are that SS Agent Greer deliberately shot and tried to kill Texas Gov. Connally. And that Connally had a gun and shot back at the driver. Newcomb and Perry also wrote that the first shot in the plot was fired from the V-P’s car by that SS Agent/driver. And that this was to start the whole assassination and also caused everyone to turn toward the back as a distraction, while the PLANNED murder of President Kennedy was to be by the driver.

So there are many false statements interspersed with some good important facts in the book. I have made clear that while Greer definitely shot Connally, that was an accident, and indeed was the reason why Greer then brought the limo to a standstill! Their claim that Connally was deliberately shot is absurd. E.g., it is well know about the heated argument JFK and LBJ had the night before when LBJ tried to get his cohort Connally exchanged in the limos with Senator Yarborough. And also how Connally was involved in picking the precise route and speaking sites. Also I am sure that Greer doing the final deed was a contingency plan only, and was only needed as Clint Hill disobeyed orders and ran up to try to save JFK.

The book was a huge let down, as it did not have more detail on the witnesses who said they saw Greer shoot Kennedy. A disappointment, as this is what I bought the book for and expected to read. I do not know if this was excised from the 1974 version or if there never was more on that. The online sources, in this matter, have almost as much as is in the book on the witnesses who were near the limo or who overlooked it. Of course, these online sources got that from the earlier version of this book. But it seems that the authors only took the witnesses quotes from the Warren commission documents or had phone conversations with those witnesses. Nonetheless they were the first ones to point this out to the American people and the world.

Then despite having some 40 years to get the book typed and edited or proofread, it is printed with many errors. From its opening “Forward” [sic], to its missing illustrations (Figures) or mislabeling of some, to pages improperly ordered and numbered, there are so many errors herein. (A book can have a foreword, there is no noun called a forward.) But before I could get perturbed about that, I deduced the clever PsyOp with this new/old book. By not making (m)any changes, the new author/publisher, Tyler Newcomb makes it look like the original asserted that LBJ was the mastermind alone; when I believe that was not the subtitle in the original.

Curiously, there is very little to be found online, or in the book, on the biographies of the two authors. Fred Newcomb, now 82 or 83, and ill, was in a Hospital (his son had indicated elsewhere that it was a V.A. Hospital, not in the new book); and therefore he was in the US military. I wonder if he was in military intelligence like, JFK “researcher” James Fetzer. As I have many times explained, the entire industry of JFK Assassination authors, books, articles, museums, websites, forums, blogs, etc. are run by the intel agencies.

In communications with Fred’s son, Tyler Newcomb, the latter wrote that both he and his father believe that the whole assassination and follow up was the work of some 6-10 “rogue” people. This is one of the most obvious and stupid lies one can imagine. The book itself names more people than that, and all the circumstances indicate how widespread this all is. The book implicates Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Air Force people and many others.

And I have made clear to people how pervasive and massive secret society control of the USA —and the world is—and how far back and where it ultimately leads to. I had also wondered how, back in the 60’s and 70’s, extending to this day (regarding Fred, as Perry died decades ago), the two authors were not killed for stating that SS Agent Greer fired the fatal head-shot that killed President Kennedy. Just as with the writings of Medical Examiner, Dr. Cyril Wecht, the “rogue element:” palaver is put out along with elements of their story that are incorrect and perhaps ludicrous, and meant to destroy the truth from within. Just as the book’s title itself says!

Here for completeness is a website and eyewitness quotes.!7D!0A!3D7855A05297/Larry762/fontcolor3300FF/page4.html

“These are the witnesses whose statement to Mr. Newcomb and sometimes the Warren commission included the words "in the car."

  1. Mary Moorman - school teacher standing next to Jean Hill. She said she saw Greer shooting back but thought he was shooting back at the assassin. SOURCE: Warren Commission and taped interview by Fred Newcomb.

2. Jean Hill - Jean Hill saw what happened too, but when she tried to bring up the subject of a gun being fired in the car, Senator Arlen Spector (a 33rd degree Mason) would change the subject or say "it's time for a cup of coffee."

3. Austin P. Miller - Texas Louisiana Freight Bureau, who stood on the railway overpass overlooking Elm Street was asked by Arlen Spector where the shots came from: His reply was "from right there in the car." Senator Spector just went on to the next question, never asking Miller any specifics. From: Warren Report, New York Times edition, p. 82.

4. Clinton J. Hill. Jacqueline Kennedy's bodyguard reports in Vol. II, pp 138-139 of the Warren Commission Volumes: "I jumped from the car, realizing that something was wrong, and ran to the presidential limousine. Just as I reached it, there was another sound. I think I described it in my statement as though someone was shooting a revolver into a hard seemed to have some type of echo."

5. Hugh Betzner - Had picture published in Life magazine and was standing right next to the drivers side of the motorcade: He saw a gun in the hand of one of the secret service agents and heard a sound "like firecrackers going off in the car.”

Regarding the current JFK Assassination meme that LBJ was the sole mastermind, the book omits that LBJ threw himself to the floor of his limo at the outset, and thus in no way was in charge, as he feared he might be killed as well. And his later resignation also gives the lie to the nonsense that he was in charge of anything. LBJ was just another perp following orders. But certainly was integral to the plans of the PTB in killing Kennedy, in doing the War on Vietnam, and primarily in creating massive numbers of nuclear bombs and ICBMs. The latter being part of the hidden designs of those in ultimate control of Mankind.

At the end of the book, the authors actually make some decent proposals. They would like to see the elimination of both the Vice-Presidency and the SS (Secret Service). They cite the US Constitution and indicate that the Founders only wanted the VP to temporarily fulfill the duties of the Presidency, until an actual new President would be elected. They assert that taking over the Office of the Presidency was not in the Constitution. Somewhat of a moot point now, after the passing of the 25th Amendment. They would like to see the Office of the V-P eliminated or certainly to not have that office be “next in line,” as that is too conducive to the assassination of a President. Of course, all that again begs the issue of total secret society control of the US Govt.

The authors wrote that the Secret Service should also be abolished, and that the President should be afforded the right to have his/her own protection. This would prevent the SS from killing (or facilitating the killing) of any more Presidents, as it is all too easy for them to do now. To those that are naïve, even Jackie when asked why she didn’t say what she knew said, “The Secret Service have my children.” Indeed, this book details the massive Secret Service “protection” that Gov. Connally was “afforded” in Parkland Hospital, with SS agents with machine guns even on the roofs at all times. Connally was a prisoner the book asserts until he parroted the lies the SS and the regime put out about the murder, cover-up and takeover.

Next we have this crucial photo to discuss now.

This photo actually made it to the cover of the NY Times the next day. It was a bit cropped, but nearly all of it was published. Then for years, all books on the Assassination either left it out or printed it cropped so as to hide what is there. And to this day, to my knowledge, ALL books that print the full picture STILL do not mention what is there!

And that is once again the case with “Murder From Within.”

Now we clearly see that the lead car had first sped up well ahead of the JFK limo—when it was supposed to be directly in front. Then we see it has its break lights on. As 20 witnesses have stated the JFK limo came to a stop, so did this lead car. In that car were driver, Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry, Secret Service Agent in charge of the route Winston G. Lawson, Secret Service Agent in charge of the Dallas office, Forrest V. Sorrels, and Dallas Sheriff Bill Decker who had ordered all his man not to protect the President or help with the route. Their vehicle was a closed one.

Then note the man we see in front of the back of the stopped lead car. No one ever mentions him. It appears that half of his body is above ground, and that perhaps half is in a sewer. The Secret Service were supposed to solder closed all manhole covers beforehand. Note that he is either holding a rifle, or a bazooka, or has a very long right arm and is pointing. This photo alone proves that the Secret Service, the Dallas Police and the Dallas Sheriff were involved in killing President Kennedy. And you can be sure with the full weight of the Federal Govt coming down on them if those in control of the Federal Govt were not calling the shots in Dallas, no local Police Chief would be part of a small plot.

Final verdict: Much of the upper echelon of the Federal Govt was in on the Assassination, as were the upper echelons of the Dallas Govt and Police Depts All part of Secret Society control of the USA and the world.

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The Cruel Joke of Hope and Change and Obama's America

Bill of Rights (1791-2011) R.I.P.?

Well, 220 years is a pretty good run, eh? Just in time for Thursday's Bill of Rights Day, Congress has included in a massive war and weapons funding bill an authorization of presidents and the military to imprison you or anyone else forever without a trial.

Step One: Call your representative and your two senators and demand that they vote No on final passage of the "Defense Authorization Act." 202-224-3121

Get the staffer you speak with to tell you why their boss would even consider voting yes on imprisonment with no trial. Post what they tell you at

Step Two: Tell the president to veto.

The conference committee made changes to the bill to answer President Obama's concerns, not ours. The bill now leaves the president free to imprison or kill individuals without handing them over even to a military tribunal. The White House calls this "flexibility." The authors of the Bill of Rights called it tyranny.

Obama won't prosecute CIA torturers, Wall Street crooks, other corporate criminals, lawless war profiteers, or other venal high-level civilian or government officials.

Instead, expect him to sign into law (or at least tacitly approve) indefinite military detentions of US citizens allegedly associated with terrorist groups, with or without corroborating evidence.

Post-9/11, US freedoms and other democratic values dramatically eroded. Enactment of police state provisions in the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act comes closer to ending them entirely.

On December 5, the ACLU headlined, "Indefinite Detention, Endless Worldwide War and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)," saying:

Enactment of this measure will authorize "the military to pick up and imprison people, including US citizens, without charging them or putting them on trial."

Secretly with no hearings, both Houses are rushing to complete a "joint version" before leaving for Christmas break. "Fundamental American values and freedoms are on the line." Given the stakes, they're perilously hanging by a thread.

On December 13, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) urged Obama to veto NDAA in its present form. Otherwise, he'll "be responsible for signing into law one of the greatest expansions of executive power in our nation's history, allowing the government to lock up citizens and non-citizens without the right to fair trials."

Indefinite detentions violate core democratic freedoms, including fundamental Bill of Rights ones already gravely eroded.

On November 27, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt issued Proclamation 2524, declaring December 15 Bill of Rights Day to commemorate its 150th 1791 ratification.

At the time, he hailed "America('s) charter of personal liberty and human dignity," including "freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the free right to petition the Government for redress of grievances."

Although American freedom then was far less than he claimed, today it hangs by a thread and may pass entirely any time for any reason.

In response to global imperial wars, corporate favoritism, unbridled private sector criminality, and political corruption at the highest levels, causing economic crisis conditions at home, thousands began protesting nationwide for social justice.

In response, militarized police confront them violently as NDAA heads for enactment to stop anyone from challenging US hegemony and corporate power by throwing them indefinitely in military dungeons to rot.

Equity and justice are fast eroding entirely to advance America's imperium. On May 26, the House passed HR 1540, 322 - 96. Doing so took a giant step toward abolishing freedom entirely.

On December 1, the Senate's S. 1867 followed suit, 93 to 7. Both versions assure no one anywhere is now safe, including law-abiding US citizens.

Enactment means anyone anywhere, including US citizens, may be indefinitely held without charge or trial, based solely on suspicions, baseless allegations or none at all.

No reasonable proof is required, just suspicions that those detained pose threats. Under subsection (b)(1), indefinite detentions can follow mere membership (past or present) or support for suspect organizations.

Presidents will have unchecked authority to arrest, interrogate and indefinitely detain law-abiding citizens if accused of potentially posing a threat.

Constitutional, statute and international laws won't apply. Presidential diktats will replace them.

US military personnel will be authorized to arrest and indefinitely detain anyone globally, including US citizens. No one anywhere will be safe.

Due process, civil protections, and judicial fairness will be null and void. Presidents could order anyone arrested and imprisoned for life without charge or trial. Abuse of power will replace rule of law protections. It can happen in days.

Ahead of their holiday break, leaders from both Houses are meeting secretly to resolve final language differences before sending NDAA to Obama to sign.

Promising a veto, he lied. He broke every major promise made. This one's no exception at a time he can go either way, given enough congressional votes to override him.

Moreover, Senate bill sponsor Carl Levin said administration officials, in fact, lobbied against language excluding US citizens from indefinite military detentions without trials or due process. According to Levin:

"The language which precluded the application of Section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved....and the administration asked us to remove (it) which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section."

"It was the administration that asked us to remove the very language which we had in the bill which passed the committee. (W)e removed it at the request of the administration....It was the administration which asked us to remove the very language, the absence of which is now objected to."

In other words, Obama wants US citizens indefinitely detained in military prisons whether or not charged. He fully supports police state repression. Only his disingenuous rhetoric says otherwise.

Earlier by Executive Order, he authorized indefinite detentions with or without military commission trials for persons designated national security threats. Intended specifically for Guantanamo detainees, it could be stretched to include anyone.

In addition, he authorized CIA operatives and Special Forces death squads to kill targeted US citizens abroad. As a result, they may be hunted down and murdered in cold blood for any reason or none at all.

Outspoken Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen living in Yemen at the time, was killed for opposing Washington's imperium, not alleged or committed crimes. His murder comes perilously close to replicating assassinations at home, whether covertly or openly.

In fact, administration lawyers called US citizens legitimate targets if deemed national security threats, with or without corroborating evidence. As a result, indeed no one's safe, whether or not NDAA passes in its current form.

According to CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson, US citizens at war with America have no immunity. Executive branch officials, not courts, will decide guilt or innocence issues.

In other words, anyone voicing opposition to America's imperium risks being targeted for arrest, detention or assassination.

With regard to Obama's NDAA position, his White House November 17 Statement of Administration Policy said:

"The Administration supports Senate passage of (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012."

"Section 1031 attempts to expressly codify the detention authority that exists under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40) (the "AUMF"). The authorities granted by the AUMF, including the detention authority, are essential to our ability to protect the American people from the threat posed by al-Qaida and its associated forces...."

"Because the authorities codified in this section already exist, the Administration does not believe codification is necessary and poses some risk....While the current language minimizes many of those risks, future legislative action must ensure (against) unintended consequences that could compromise our ability to protect the American people."

Senate bill S. 1867, Section 1031, affirms the "authority of the armed forces of the United States to detain covered persons," including US citizens.

Section 1032 requires suspects held in military custody, outside constitutionally mandated civil protections, without habeas rights, due process, and other judicial procedures.

Obama may object to legislative language, not its intent. As a result perhaps, wiggle room wording changes may assuage his concerns, while leaving sweeping indefinite military detention authorization unchanged.

In other words, presidents henceforth may order anyone indefinitely detained in military prisons uncharged, including US citizens.

A Final Comment

Even before 9/11, Washington began militarizing police forces nationwide. Sophisticated weapons and training are provided, including military robots, M-16 assault rifles, helicopters, armored vehicles, grenade launchers, and other weapons previously used only by military forces.

In 1997, the so-called 1033 Program (formerly the 1208 Program) let the Defense Secretary "transfer, without charge, excess US Department of Defense (DoD) personal property (supplies and equipment) to state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs)."

As a result, they've been supplied with land, air and sea vehicles, weapons, computer equipment, body armor, fingerprint equipment, night vision equipment, radios and televisions, first aid equipment, tents, sleeping bags, photographic equipment, and more.

In 2011 alone, about $500 million in military related hardware was supplied. Next year's amounts are expected to increase fourfold. Doing so coincides with OWS crackdowns.

More than ever, America is being militarized to quash popular social justice protests at a time equity and justice are fast disappearing. Moreover, military forces may intervene if local cops need help.

Post-9/11, police state terrorism was institutionalized. It's being hardened more than ever to crush dissent.

Constitutional, statute, and international law protections no longer apply. Planned tyranny will replace them, leaving no one safe anywhere henceforth.
Also this -- Obama anti-immigration policies leading to imprisonment of citizens.

All because of fake terrorism, a sick, completely bogus war on terror, and the mindless gullibility of the US public.
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At Long Last, US Troops Are Leaving Iraq

More, with a whimper, than a bang. The rape is over, leaving brutal scars.

Thousands of US soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and/or maimed, thousands of lives ruined, hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars gone.

And on the Iraq side, at a minimum:

Number of Iraqis who died of violence 2003-2011: 150,000 to 400,000.

Population of Iraq: 30 million.

Percentage of Iraqis who lived in slum conditions in 2000: 17

Percentage of Iraqis who live in slum conditions in 2011: 50

Number of the 30 million Iraqis living below the poverty line: 7 million.

Orphans in Iraq: 4.5 million.

Orphans living in the streets: 600,000.

Iraqi refugees displaced by the American war to Syria: 1 million

Internally displaced persons in Iraq: 1.3 million

Proportion of displaced persons who have returned home since 2008: 1/8

Rank of Iraq on Corruption Index among 182 countries: 175

The cruel aftermath of Fallujah, as one example.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Newt Gingrich Is Big on the "EMP Threat"

See here. Someone should really ask him about the destruction of the WTC on 9/11!
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How to Identify GMO Produce

Look for a 5 digit PLU code, starting with a 9, apparently. May not work for everything, but it's some help.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Time to Revolt Is Now

Sen. Carl Levin claimed, as part of the debate over the detention bill he co-sponsored with John McCain, that the Obama White House actually demanded the removal of language that would have exempted U.S. citizens from military detention without charges:

So, the Obama administration CLEARLY wants to have the legal authority to call anyone a terrorist and detain them indefinitely, constitutional rights be damned. That would probably include any Occupy protestors.

We are so fucking through the rabbit hole here.

Obama has not signed the bill yet, but is there any doubt he will, if what Levin says is true?

The time to take back the country is now-- before the hammer really comes down, for good.

Just a few other outrages:
the US idiotically and disgustingly calls someone fighting against the US military after the US military invades their country, a terrorist.

Spy drones are being used by law enforcement in the US more and more-- how soon before they are equipped with weapons?

The horrible aftermath of Fallujah, after the illegal US assault on that Iraqi city.

Michigan is suffering under a virtual dictatorship with its emergency manager law.

Many states make it illegal to collect rainwater that falls on your own property.

The US postal service has been destroyed in large by Republican legislation wherein the USPS has to prepay pensions for all employees for 75 years in advance within 10 years. This will decimate the USPS and cause a lot of harm to rural America, including all small rural businesses.
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Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Incredible Evil of Omnibus Defense Appropriations Bills

So in a way, the whole indefinite detention of American citizens thing was actually a distraction away from the sheer evil of the monstrous overall defense spending bill.

Take it away, David Swanson:
It's a bill to dump over $650 billion into wars and aggressive weaponry, continue the slaughter in Afghanistan, ramp up the creation and use of drones, and expand U.S. military bases around the globe.

When these bills move through the Congress, they are so enormous and yet so routine that almost all attention is drawn to one or more peculiarly putrid or pretentiously benevolent little attachments. Either the bill simply must be passed because it contains hurricane relief or veterans aid or unemployment insurance or because it finally allows GLBT Americans to join in our crusades of mass murder. Or, alternatively, the bill desperately needs amending because it sanctions torture or lawless imprisonment or expands an especially hated war or an especially transparent investment in unwanted weaponry manufactured by some campaign donor. But the underlying insanity of the bill itself never makes it into the corporate conversation.

In the case of this latest National Defense Authorization Act, there has been a toothless rhetorical amendment passed asking the president to end his warmaking in Afghanistan in something less than three years if it's not too much trouble. But that positive measure has been absolutely overwhelmed in what little discussion of the bill exists by a section of the bill giving presidents and the military the power to lock you away without any of the process guaranteed you by the U.S. Constitution. Now, President Obama may veto the bill because he would prefer that section to be even worse than it is. He has expressed concern that it limits, rather than expands, his options. He should veto it because it rips out the heart of our Bill of Rights and grinds it into the dirt.

But a bill like this should not be passed simply because the latest erosion of our civil liberties is removed and the even worse un-codified understanding and practice is left to continue. A bill like this one should be rejected in its entirety. This bill kills human beings in large numbers, endangers us all through encouragement of foreign hostility, contributes to the development and proliferation of genocidal weaponry, creates massive environmental destruction, advances a foreign policy built around an unsurvivable energy policy, funds both sides of an unending Afghan occupation, funds prisons where we already hold many hundreds of men behind bars without charge or trial, and gives presidents de facto power to ignore our rights for the duration of a global war that has no end. And this bill destroys our economy through unfathomable wasteful spending in the midst of a manufactured deficit crisis and an actual humanitarian crisis at home and abroad.

Military spending is worse for job creation and retention than any other kind of spending or even tax cuts. Jobs is not the silver lining in militarism. There is a choice that confronts us between militarism or jobs, militarism or human services, militarism or a safety net for the ill and the elderly and the impoverished. We're dumping over a trillion dollars a year into "security" spending in "defense" and other bills combined, well over half of discretionary spending. The deficit "crisis" is not the creation of sick people getting old and multiplying without having had the decency to bribe their way into major government contracts or bailouts from the Federal Reserve. Single-payer health coverage, not cuts to Medicare, is the solution there. The deficit is not purely the result of the Obama tax cuts (sorry, Bush is gone now) or of the bad economy. There is a way to improve the actual economy by spending existing public dollars in different ways.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Pearl Harbor Day

I hope everyone realizes by now that Roosevelt set up Pearl Harbor so it would be attacked by the Japanese and draw the US into WWII.
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Sounds Scary

"NZ food bill to make growing food a government privilege rather than a human right"
The God-given human right to freely cultivate food is under attack in New Zealand (NZ) as special interest groups and others are currently attempting to push a “food security” bill through the nation’s parliament that will strip individuals of their right to grow food, save seeds, and even share the fruits of their labor with friends and family members.

In accordance with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Codex Alimentarius scheme for global food control, the NZ Food Bill, if passed, will essentially transfer primary control of food from individuals to corporations under the guise of food safety. And unless massive public outcry and awakened consciences within the NZ government are able to put a stop to it, the bill could become law very soon.

According to NZ Food Security, a group working to protect the food freedom of New Zealanders, the bill will turn growing and sharing food into a government-granted privilege rather than a human right. It will also make it illegal to distribute any type of food based on the bill’s language. This includes seeds, nutrients, natural medicines, minerals, and even water — without expressed government permission.

You see, agribusiness giants like Monsanto want full control of the food supply, which means putting an end to small-scale agriculture systems that operate “off the grid,” so to speak. This is why they have worked so hard in places like the US to convert conventional, staple crop systems to genetically-modified (GM) ones that are continually reliant upon new seeds and chemical interventions.

Except, that I just looked at the bill and it says nothing about people growing their own food. The bill only seems to apply to people who sell food, and even then, there seem to be exemptions. So, this may be a classic case of misinfo, perhaps part of a psy-op to get people to distrust the government. Certainly, this law would place some new regulations on certain food growers, and I'm sure they don't like that. But I don't see the evidence for the over-arching claims of the piece.
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New Age Conspiracism and The Times They Are A-Changing

In the past few weeks, I have listened to several interviews with "conspiracy experts" (e.g. Jay Weidner, Michael Tellinger, Michael Tsarion) posted on Youtube, hoping to learn something new. Instead the conversations devolve into a bunch of mumbo-jumbo crap about spirituality and enlightened humans and some stuff about how there is some huge event coming (2012-ish) that will change humanity, some sort of crisis, some major turn in the cosmic cycle, etc. It's all very vague and frustrating, perhaps it is mostly some type of psychological ploy to get you to buy their stuff that "explains" it all.

I have this nagging feeling that NOTHING major is going to happen at all. It will just be the same fucking crap-- the elites taking advantage of the rest of humanity, as well as lying to us, poisoning us, making us kill each other-- for the foreseeable future. No one is going to revolt to over-throw the elites. Nothing major will change. There will be some incremental political changes, some things will get better, some things will get worse. People will be born and live their lives and die, some in extreme poverty, most in moderate comfort.

Maybe part of this CHANGE! meme is the phenomenon of the internet, where there is so much news available and there is so much incredible documentation of everything that people feel like something is happening!!! And the other part of this is some natural tendency towards religion and to think there is something else. But while there may be some sort of "synchromystical" force that we don't really understand, personally I have a very hard time believing in the eternal soul concept.

But the bothersome thing is how often I have been hearing this type of spiritual conspiracism, particularly promoted by the "big guys". Apart from the insufferable vagueness, it is also illogical and unscientific. I prefer to stick to matters that can be explained and understood in relatively precise terms.
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Monday, December 05, 2011

Once Again, Overwhelmed by Outrageous Events and Other Items

So a series of links will have to suffice:

OUTRAGE 1: The Federal Reserve Handed a 16 TRILLION Dollar Bailout To The Too Big To Fail Banks. Really, hard to comprehend this, but still FREAKING OUTRAGEOUS. ("the Federal Reserve had made a total of $7.77 trillion in financial commitments to the big banks by the end of March 2009"-- nothing Illuminati-ish about that, is there?)

OUTRAGE 2: The bogus war on terror keeps going strong, despite 'Al Qaeda' officially being destroyed.

OUTRAGE 3: The FBI is damn good at busting up the terror plots that it creates. (Also filed under Al-CIA-duh WATCH)(Also note article posted at 12:33 EST)

OUTRAGE 4: More corruption at the US DEA, with massive money laundering scandal.

OUTRAGE 5: The Pentagon Is Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The US (under the "1033 Program" which gave more than $500 million of military gear to US police in 2011 alone.) (Also filed under 33 watch)

Wikileaks uncovers the massive spy technology industry, facilitating the world-wide police state.

Something good-- "In an audacious move against Citigroup, the SEC, and the practice of "selling immunity", a Federal Judge in a NY District Court abruptly put the brakes on a settlement agreement proposed between the Obama Administration and another giant Wall Street firm accused of betting against their own investors."

A nice little proof that flight 175 didn't crash into the South tower, having to do with "ACARS messages". Woody Box takes this to indicate a duplicated flight 175.

Some new 33's for 9/11:

Flight 175 was 33% full.

The ridiculous C-130H plane, called Gofer 06, that witnessed supposedly both flight 77 and flight 93 crashes, was from the 133rd airlift wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard. Nice also that the C-130H has a cruise-speed of 336 mph. Also-- Gofer 06 took off from Andrews Air Force Base at 9:33 am.
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Saturday, December 03, 2011

US Senate Declares the Entire USA To Be a ”Battleground”, and That the Military Can Indefinitely Detain US Citizens

The motherfuckers passed the National Defense Authorization Act.

The decent people who voted against:
Coburn (R-OK)
Harkin (D-IA)
Lee (R-UT)
Merkley (D-OR)
Paul (R-KY)
Sanders (I-VT)
Wyden (D-OR)
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Friday, December 02, 2011

China (Japan?) Syndrome at Fukushima

Good, detailed post here, with lots of diagrams.

Interesting/odd line in the piece: "The Dragons that live in these reactors have to be groomed and fed water or they will roar back into full bellow..."
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33 of the Day

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Consitution, What Constitution?

Greenwald does his usual thorough number on the horrible, insane, thoroughly evil military detention bill co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and GOP Sen. John McCain (S. 1867), which is included in the pending defense authorization bill.

Everyone who cites for this should be publicly shamed and stripped of their official duties! But special mention needs to be given to Levin, McCain and Lindsay Graham, for their pure evil assholery, which truly goes above the call of duty.

The worst part of all this is that even by the official narrative, "al Qaeda" is absolutely no threat and there is almost no significant terrorist threat. This bill is all pure war-loving blood-lust.

That being said, Greenwald is right that this bill really only codifies the status quo on terrorist detention by the executive branch. But it's one thing for the president to take extra-ordinary powers like this, but another for the Congress to pass a clearly unconstitutional bill.

Kudos to Rand Paul on this:

And kudos to Mark Kirk:

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Thursday read sections of the United States Constitution on the Senate floor as lawmakers debated a highly controversial provision in the annual defense bill.

Sections 1031 and 1032 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate is debating this week, would authorize the military to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists anywhere in the world — including U.S. citizens on U.S. soil — without charge or trial.

“I took the time, as we all should from time to time serving in this body, to re-read the Constitution of the United States yesterday,” Kirk said.

He then read sections of the Constitution pertaining to trials for U.S. citizens and treason. He also read from the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, the Sixth Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment.

“It appears this legislation directly violates the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, with regard to those rights which are inalienable according to the Declaration of Independence,” he noted.

Some quaint concepts:
Fourth Amendment –
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment –
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
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Anyone Who Has Ever Played Angry Birds

knows that it just isn't that easy to knock down a strong tower with a flying object!

I actually am quite addicted to the game, but I have a weird feeling that whenever I play, I am playing a terrorist crashing an aircraft into a building.
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"On 9/11, the U.S. Military Was Preparing for a Simulated Nuclear War"

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