Our fourth edition of Breaking Down the Hedge is devoted to American politics 2012. Timely! We hope some of this comes in handy as you attempt to awaken your friends and family. Good luck!
Politics in General
1. If You Were King (YouTube)
This is an excellent little video that helps explain the proper role of government. Great for people who support government welfare and other do-good schemes.
2. Vote 4 Stuff (YouTube)
And then there’s this. Leonardo DiCaprio and other uber-rich Hollywood smuckety schmucks mock our political process by making it about “stuff.”
3. Obama and Romney: A “debate” without real differences (Global Research)
The United States is in the grip of the worst social crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, with record levels of long-term unemployment, record levels of hunger and homelessness, mass layoffs of workers in the public schools and other essential services, deteriorating public infrastructure and deepening poverty and social misery.
Aside from two sentences from Romney—in the course of proposing measures that would make the crisis even worse for working people—there was no reference to this social reality in 90 minutes of debate. The words “poverty” and “unemployment” never crossed Obama’s lips. Neither candidate offered any proposals to alleviate mass suffering, put the unemployed to work or rebuild public services devastated by budget cuts.
On the contrary, more than four years into an economic crisis brought on by the greatest financial collapse of the profit system since the 1930s, both candidates pledged their loyalty to Wall Street and hailed capitalism as the greatest boon to mankind.
In an online forum prior to the debates, someone pointedly suggested that you would be dreaming if anything of substance actually were discussed there. They mentioned a few specifics that would not be mentioned: repealing the NDAA, ending the Communist practice of “czars” in Washington, reducing the size of the federal government, shutting down the TSA, Agenda 21, or pulling the US out of the UN. Personally, I would have actually watched the debates if I thought something on this list would be discussed! But, what do we get instead? Big Bird. In the end, there is no evidence that there will be real “change” no matter who gets elected. It’s almost as if there were someone pulling strings behind the scenes…
4. Reality Check: Who Is Behind The Commission on Presidential Debates? Are The Debates Rigged? (YouTube)
“The CPD (Commission on Presidential Debates) was then formed by the Republican and Democrat parties…” That about sums it up. Did you actually believe our elections were fair and honest?!? Now, Gary Johnson is mentioned in this clip, but it should be known that he is no acceptable substitute for Ron Paul, who is the only person I am aware of who has demonstrated a consistent practice of abiding by the Constitution – for two decades!
5. Reality Check: The Real Numbers Behind Romney and Obama’s Deficit Plans (YouTube)
As usual, neither of these fools proposes any meaningful budget cuts. In fact, what Obama proposes – cutting $4 trillion over a decade – is the standard charade, pointed out bu Joel Skousen in one of his World Affairs Brief newsletters: making promises that the politician will not have to fulfill himself, and which will never actually happen because the person in power then will more than likely repeal them. It’s been done time and time again over the past decades. And yet, the people don’t seem to catch on…
6. Voting Criteria for Latter-day Saints (Frost Cave)
…I’ve been surprised to hear them misapply those facts and come to conclusions like, “The Church has no position on politics at all. The Brethren have individual opinions, but they have made no official statements on laws or government that we should feel bound to follow.” Conclusions like this are incorrect. While the Church is definitely politically neutral regarding individual people, parties, or platforms, it is not politically neutral on principles of government. In some cases, they have even endorsed or opposed specific bills by name. Modern prophets have given us all kinds of counsel on what criteria to consider when voting and being politically involved. If we are wise, we’ll search out the prophets’ counsel and try to make our voting criteria match the Brethren’s.
The purpose of this article is to share what the prophets have said we should consider when voting. It may or may not change who you vote for, but that’s not really my goal. Even if it doesn’t change who or what you support, I hope it helps you support them for the right reasons.
I want to end this section on politics with one specifically directed at Latter-day Saints (Mormons). the LDS have been given more counsel on government than any other people I am aware of. In recent decades, it has been one of the most discussed topics of all. A quick perusal of the Latter-Day Conservative website will tell you everything you need to know, straight from the horses’ mouths. Go ahead, look up socialism, or abortion, or even welfare or education. You will be surprised at what you didn’t know, but should have! The above article includes a great worksheet to help you visualize the reasons you support a candidate.
After discussing Constitutionality (which all present candidates fail miserably, in my opinion), the author addresses the top 4 reasons I have heard LDS say they will vote for Romney, all of them ridiculous. My comments are in red:
Interestingly, as I’ve read up on the Brethren’s counsel on what criteria to use when selecting candidates or laws, I have never heard them say we should vote for someone because he or she
- Has the best leadership or business experience to (for example) turn the economy around (Brigham Young once chided the Latter-day Saints because of their obsession with money. So did Hugh Nibley. My, how some things never change. Is Romney’s support of unConstitutional foreign wars, which are specifically forbidden by the scriptures, less important than the economy?!?)
- Has the best chance of beating another candidate (I think Obama might defeat Satan in an election. Would that leave us any better off? Would that be supporting the best candidate, or just reacting out of fear?)
- Will have a good impact publicity-wise on the Church worldwide (We are electing a someone to lead the United States, not promote our religion! That’s your job!)
- Is a member of the LDS church (So is Harry Reid. ‘Nuf said.)
1. John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administration’s War On the Constitution (Truthout)
TURLEY: Well, the way that this works is you have this unseen panel. Of course, their proceedings are completely secret. The people who are put on the hit list are not informed, obviously.
CUSACK: That’s just not polite, is it?
TURLEY: No, it’s not. The first time you’re informed that you’re on this list is when your car explodes, and that doesn’t allow much time for due process. But the thing about the Obama administration is that it is far more premeditated and sophisticated in claiming authoritarian powers. Bush tended to shoot from the hip — he tended to do these things largely on the edges. In contrast, Obama has openly embraced these powers and created formal measures, an actual process for killing US citizens. He has used the terminology of the law to seek to legitimate an extrajudicial killing.
CUSACK: Yeah, bringing the law down to meet his political realism, his constitutional realism, which is that the Constitution is just a means to an end politically for him, so if it’s inconvenient for him to deal with due process or if it’s inconvenient for him to deal with torture, well, then why should he do that? He’s a busy man. The Constitution is just another document to be used in a political fashion, right?
Although I shared this already in Breaking Down the Hedge (#2), I still feel that it is important enough to share again. People need to read this, and share it with their Obama-lovin’ friends and family. They need to wake up and see what he has actually been doing in private after making all of the fancy promises in public.
2. Bad Facts about Obama’s Prospects (Eagle Forum)
Although the polls show the presidential campaigns neck and neck, the facts continue to look negative for Barack Obama. Two-thirds of the American people say they believe the United States is going in the wrong direction, and changing the occupant of the White House is the only way to reverse course.
Unemployment remains the prime political issue, but the Democrats still allow a tsunami of legal and illegal immigrants to take jobs away from U.S. citizens. Obama’s Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, is busy creating jobs in Communist China instead of in the U.S.A.
Obama’s wild spending is putting an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. Americans have enough personal debt, and they don’t want their kids to assume the burden of paying for Obama’s extravagances.
I must preface my comments with the following disclaimer: both of the major political parties are controlled from behind the scenes by the same people, and when in power, seek to achieve the same goals. And now, my comments on this article.
I follow Eagle Forum for the same reason I am not afraid to read articles from the Huffington Post: if you ignore the spin, you will (often, but not always) discover truth. So, as long as you don’t believe everything you read, you will come off better for paying attention. As in this article. While I wholeheartedly disagree with Phyllis Schlafly’s conclusion that “changing the occupant of the White House is the only way to reverse course,” she does point some excellent reasons not to support Obama any further.
3. Judge Napolitano: Once We Have More Info on Drone Strikes, Voters Can Make an Informed Decision About Whether They Want a President Who Kills People (Fox News Insider)
Judge Napolitano said the drone strikes are “profoundly unlawful (and) unconstitutional,” and supports the release of the documents.
“They believe that somehow, from some source other than the Constitution, that (the president) has the power to do this. … The more we know about it, the more voters can make an informed judgment as to whether they want a president who kills people and claims he can get away with it,” said Napolitano.
Yeah, the title of this article pretty well sums it up. If we keep in mind that “We The People” created the federal government, and We approved the Constitution, which is the SOLE source from which the president derives his powers and authorities, then We must stop and ask ourselves exactly where he thinks he has derived the power to murder people at will, and whether or not We will allow him to continue doing so. And, by the way, this is one practice I do not see ending should Romney inherit the White House.
4. Judge Napolitano: Executive Privilege Only Applies If Obama Involved (YouTube)
Most people heard that Obama exercised his (unConstitutional) executive privilege to excuse Eric Holder from testifying during the Fast and Furious scandal earlier this year. What most people did not hear was that this was only an option for the president if he, himself, was personally involved. Interesting.
5. Obama Dedicates Chavez National Monument (ABC News)
Speaking to a crowd of more than 6,000 at Nuestra Senora Reina de La Paz, the farm where the late Chavez lived and led his worker movement, Obama paid tribute to the labor leader, saying he “gave workers a reason to hope.”
“The movement he helped to lead was sustained by a generation of organizers who stood up and spoke out and urged others to do the same,” he said. “It drew strength from Americans of every race and every background, who marched and boycotted together on behalf of La Causa. And it was always inspired by the farm workers themselves.
“Our world is a better place because Cesar Chavez decided to change it. Let us honor his memory. But most importantly, let’s live up to his example,” he said.
Do we really need a national monument celebrating another Communist? Is anyone who really understands Barack Obama surprised by this? I’ m not. But, if you are (and really, even if you’re not), I recommend this post by Trevor Loudon at the New Zeal, entitled “Yes They Did!: Barack Obama, Cesar Chavez and Their Common Communist Roots.” Did we pay attention? No, we didn’t. Chavez formed the United Farm Workers’ Union alongside another person, Dolores Huerta:
He was, for over 40 years, the partner of a U.F.W. founder and long time Democratic Socialists of America Honorary Chair Dolores Huerta. Obama himself has enjoyed almost a thirty year relationship with D.S.A., the U.S.’s largest Marxist organization.
The article also explains that Cesar Chavez organized a group called Community Service Organization, which – surprise, surprise! – was funded by Saul Alinsky. If you don’t know who he was, well… you have some homework to do.
6. Review: “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within” (New American)
Much of the credit for breaking the media blackout on Barack Obama’s real political identity goes to Trevor Loudon of New Zealand, whose websites KeyWiki.org and Trevorloudon.com have published reams of important information on Barack Obama, key activists in his administration, and the national network of labor unions, think tanks, academics, “community organizations,” and political operations that are crucial to moving his Marxist agenda. Loudon has laboriously unearthed hundreds of documents and thousands of published stories from establishment, communist, and leftist publications to “connect the dots” demonstrating the extensive subversive web of “Progressive” activists that propelled Obama to power. He has done what legions of MSM reporters should have done, but failed to do. However, unlike many of the other “conservatives” who regularly discredit themselves and “the Right” by attacking Obama on talk radio and the blogosphere with insults, invective and profanity-laced bombast, and unsubstantiated charges, Loudon restricts his commentary to facts, solid analysis, logical inference and hard-hitting, but civil, discourse.
I have been following Trevor Loudon since 2008, and used his information to try to dissuade voters from supporting Obama at that time. He really does provide solid facts, as opposed to the party-line tripe that comes from the mainstream media pundits, which is designed entirely to instill fear, which then serves to motivate voters to vote for “the lesser of two evils.” This practice, incidentally, happens on “both sides” of the so-called political aisle. I highly recommend paying attention to Trevor Loudon, via his websites, and even this book, as I am sure it continues Loudon’s proven trend of providing information that you will get from no other source.
7. Valerie B. Jarrett (Key Wiki)
Valerie Jarrett currently works as a senior advisor to U.S. president Barack Obama and has been referred to as “the other side of Obama’s brain.” Born in Shiraz, Iran to American parents, Jarrett spent the first five years of her life there before her family moved to London. Jarrett comes from a family of highly influential leftists. In 1983 she married Dr. William Robert Jarrett, son of famed Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett. Vernon Jarrett was a one time political associate of Communist Party USA activist and Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis. Jarrett is the great niece of prominent Democratic Party leftist Vernon Jordan and her maternal grandfather was Robert Taylor, the first black chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority. Jarrett is a personal friend of Marilyn Katz who worked with Students for a Democratic Society, the 1960s group that banded radical left youth and students together under the New Left movement.
So… Obama hires a woman whose father-in-law had close political ties to a man who was a high-profile Communist, who may or may not have been Obama’s real dad, but who definitely was Obama’s mentor during the most influential period of his life. That’s interesting. And… she is friends with someone who worked with the S.D.S., the same group from which sprang the Weather Underground, the radical terrorist organization that Obama’s best friend, Bill Ayers, was a prominent member of, which group planned to murder millions of Americans who would not succumb to their re-education plans. Well, that doesn’t worry me at all. (Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of Romney! Read on!)
8. WordsMatter2012.com (YouTube)
This is a great way to hold politicians accountable: by using their own words against them! These guys have several videos demonstrating what Obama once claimed he would do versus what he has either done or later said he would do. I would love to see a Romney version of this. Oh wait, there is.
9. Reality Check: Actions Speak Louder Than Words With President Obama and the NDAA? (YouTube)
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how President Obama says one thing about the indefinite detention clause of the NDAA and yet continually does another.
Speaking of words mattering…
10. Samuel L. Jackson: Wake the f— up (Politico)
Dissing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in rhyming verses, Jackson says:
Sorry, my friends, but there’s no time to snore.
An out-of-touch millionaire has just declared war.
On schools, the environment, unions, fair pay.
We’re all on our own if Romney has his way.
And he’s against safety nets, if you fall, tough luck.
So I strongly suggest that you wake the f—k up.
Hollywood continues their trend of using star power to support Communism and anti-Americanism. Note that this piece is designed to instill fear of an opposing political candidate rather than promote one’s virtues, as mentioned above.
11. “Phantoms of Lost Liberty” Still Haunting Post-9/11 America (New American)
Then came a new president, one who had been a vocal critic of civil liberties violations when they were practiced by the Bush administration. But Barack Obama’s list of persons, including American citizens, designated for “targeted killings” far from any field of military battle, raised further questions about whether our government was in the business of protecting or destroying life and liberty. Attorney General Eric Holder claimed the constitutional guarantee of “due process” does not necessarily require a court of law. “The Constitution guarantees due process not judicial process,” Holder explained. A review and determination by the president and those with whom he chooses to share that responsibility may suffice. The roles of judge, jury, and executioner are thus vested in one all-powerful chief executive.
This is another article I shared previously, but thought important enough to share again, this time in connection with Obama, specifically. Interestingly, I have yet to hear Mitt Romney say he will reverse these practices.
12. Why an Obama Re-Election May Be Best for the Cause of Liberty (Connor Boyack)
Okay, perhaps that’s true. In fact, I’ll venture to say that it’s almost 100% true that an Obama presidency would be worse for Americans than a Romney one. Why, then, would Obama in office be a better thing for the cause of liberty?
The answer to this question lies in the answer to a different question. Where were all the jealous guardians of freedom during the Bush years? Where was the enraged right—the Constitution-loving conservatives who opposed Bush’s policies as much as they do Obama’s now, which are largely an extension of everything Bush did during his presidency?
The answer? They were almost entirely silent, content to go on with their daily lives confident that because a Republican was in control, they need not pay much attention. Still worse, many praised Bush for his efforts, calling him a man of God, a prayerful individual, the “Commander in Chief” looking out in all cases, and at all times, for America’s best interest!
If Romney is elected, I predict that much of the tea-party faction in American politics will once again grow silent. These same individuals who praised Bush, and who now have boiling blood when talking about what Obama is doing, are praising Romney as a man who can “fix” Washington and upon whom the future success of America now solely depends. So, imagine the next eight years of more big government Republicanism with a silent conservative base largely ignoring the continual constitutional atrocities inflicted by one of their own.
Connor is absolutely right. If America survives another four years of Obama, it will be better in the long run because it will piss people off even more and give them a deeper desire to see something really change, rather than pretending everything is better because a Republican is in the White House, as under Bush. Part of the problem is, of course, the mainstream media pundits who are completely controlled, and tell you only what they want you to hear, and who lead the people in their feigned outrage over some things and entirely ignore other bigger things.
Okay, I was going to address Romney in this issue, as well, but it has taken me so long to put this much together, I will have to save Romney for next time! Until then… DON’T BELIEVE A WORD ANYONE SAYS!
It’s here! The FIRST edition of “Breaking Down the Hedge,” the weekly review of news stories and current events with commentary. Let’s get down to business.
The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. (Police State, Wikipedia)
1. Bizarre TSA “Freeze” Security Drill Caught on Camera (InfoWars)
The video shows the final 24 seconds of a 2 minute period during which travelers were ordered to “freeze” by TSA workers and were not allowed to move.
One TSA screener is heard to say, “stay right where you are,” at a man who is walking through the airport, as the other static travelers look on in bewilderment.
According to the You Tube user responsible for uploading the clip, “This video was shot within the “secure” area of the terminal, BEYOND the security gate.”
“Note that the TSA “guard” is offering no explanation, only giving harsh threats and orders to stay still. Note that there was NO event or threat taking place of any kind,” he adds.
This is, truly, a bizarre policy. What’s even more bizarre is that people are allowing the TSA to get away with it! But I’m not surprised. The American sheeple have been letting them get away with all sorts of inappropriate behavior for years now. In fact, I blogged about this back in 2010. See “God’s Word on Full Body Scanners,” part 1 and part 2. Unfortunately, no one gave any heed to my advice, and in the two years since then, we have seen groping of individuals by TSA employees, molestation, rape, threats, harassment, lies, child porn on TSA computers, a verified epidemic of TSA employees with police histories of rape and molestation, cancer from naked body scanners (especially among TSA employees working near the machines), and more. To see articles about these incidents, here is a Google search of articles with the acronym “TSA” on InfoWars alone.
2. “Phantoms of Lost Liberty” Still Haunting Post-9/11 America (New American)
America’s role as the Superstate with the mission of making the world safe from terrorism would change our domestic politics as well. Congress would rush through passage of the USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools to resist Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act, giving the federal government broad new surveillance and search-and-seizure powers. Conservative Republicans who had made a career of opposing — at least rhetorically — big government bureaucracies hastened to pass legislation creating the new Department of Homeland Security, combining 22 agencies and departments into a massive new cabinet-level department with more than 200,000 employees. Federal agents with National Security Letters were empowered to search, without court-issued warrants, library records, book purchases, Internet communications and other records revealing what Americans are reading, thinking about, and saying to one another. Those who claimed that constitutional rights were being violated were dismissed as fanatics — or worse.
If we just take the time to allow ourselves to analyze what has taken place in our country since September 11, 2001, we will realize that there have been so many things – not just the TSA – that have been downright bizarre! What has happened to our freedoms? Our liberties? Our desire to speak up for ourselves? I think the (intended) outcome of that fateful event is best summed up by one of the commenters on that article:
We need to keep our eyes on the REACTION to 9-11, not merely 9-11. The REACTION to 9-11 is the creation of a Police State in the US under the Department of Homeland Security. It was necessary to create this Police State in preparation for the eventually intended World Socialist Police State under the United Nations.
3. 30 Examples of Why America Is No Longer a Free Country (InfoWars)
From people being harassed for paying by cash or having a food garden, to Americans being arrested for letting their children play outside – innumerable examples over the past few months alone illustrate that the United States is no longer a free country.
The nanny state is no longer just on steroids, it has turned into the Incredible Hulk as collectivism, pernicious bureaucracy, regulation, mass surveillance and outright tyranny runs wild across the country.
Here are just a selection of stories from scores of recent examples illustrating how America is ‘land of the Free, home of the brave’ no more.
You will be surprised at some of the things going on across the country even as we speak. You may even be disgusted. DO NOT SKIP THIS ARTICLE! At the very least, read the headlines so you have an idea of what is going on!
4. Obama Appeals Against Court Ruling That Strikes Down Indefinite Detention of American Citizens (InfoWars)
Within 24 hours of a historic court ruling that struck down the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Obama administration has appealed the ruling, emphasizing once again how the White House – while claiming to be against the measure – has aggressively pushed for it at every turn.
The follow-up to this article is actually in #3, above. Look for it to find out whether or not Obama’s appeal was successful!
5. Sidewalk chalking provokes police (Napa Register via InfoWars)
A self-described political activist who had never been arrested, Larson said she was returning from the farmers market after buying fruits and vegetables when she started writing the statements on the sidewalk. A police officer stopped to talk to her, then left, she said.
“I was never told not to chalk the sidewalk,” said Larson, who is married and works in a wine cellar.
Five to 10 minutes later, the officer returned with her boss in an SUV, Larson said. She was first detained, then arrested for investigation of felony vandalism and booked at the Napa County jail…
The chalkings, which have to be power-washed, are logged as graffiti, he said.
Arrested for “felony vandalism”? Are you kidding me? “Power washed”? Whaaat?!? Okay, I have kids who draw on the sidewalk with chalk. In fact, when I was a kid, I drew on the sidewalk with chalk. I see children doing it all the time, everywhere I go. They sell sidewalk chalk at Wal-mart, for crying out loud. So, if this wasn’t about what she was writing, then I can see absolutely no reason for her arrest. (Read the article to find out what she was chalking on the sidewalk.) Come to think of it, where I live (and in may other places) they hold annual sidewalk art festivals, where the sole medium is chalk. And I have never heard of it being so difficult to remove that the city was forced to use a power washer.
6. Government criminalizes rainwater collection from your own property – outrageous assault on freedom in America (Natural News)
What do you know about Agenda 21? Please see the following article:
7. Water Securitization, Agenda 21 and the Right to Life (Occupy Corporatism)
The HIP are a UN program system devoted to researching and finding natural water resources and managing those resources found. While the UN is well aware that the necessity of water as a vital source for life means the retention of power over all life, they are well into their schemes to develop global governance over all sources of fresh, clean water.
The IPCC document HS 15332 Climate Change Impacts: Securitization of Water, Food, Soil, Health, Energy and Migration explains how the UN plans to secure resources to use at their disposal. Through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under-developed countries are forced to sell their resources to the global Elite as “full cost recovery” to the global central bankers. Once those resources are under the complete control of the IMF they become assets to be reallocated back to the enslaved nations for a price.
This scheme makes water sources under central privatization cost more and become less accessible to those who desperately need it.
J. Gary Lawrence, adviser to former President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development said : “Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society. This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking [Agenda 21]. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.”
Local governments and municipalities are utilizing the capture of rain-water under strict regulation. It is not meant for any individual to capture rain-water for private use. The community as a whole, under Agenda 21 control and distribute water resources to all; as long as there is enough.
Do these people have to go through special training to use this kind of doublespeak? What the man just said was, “Although we are conspiring to implement the New World Order, and taking away the freedom of our country’s citizens, we can’t let them know that because they are crazy and stupid to believe that we are doing what we actually are doing. So, we change the phraseology we use to describe what we are doing, and get it done in secret.” Please see also the “Dublin Statement,” which is the only “binding” U.N. statement on water. Many NGO’s object to it because it does not go all the way and declare water a “human right,” which would give the U.N. the supposed moral grounds for assuming control. They are currently stepping up enforcement of these water-control plans because the U.N.’s “International Decade for Action ‘Water For Life’” ends in 2015.
1. Homeland Security Officials Encourage Citizens to Utilize New Anti-Terrorism Mobile FORCE 1-2 App to (Daily Finance)
The Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC) now offers a mobile app to report suspicious activities in real-time by attaching a photo, sending location information, or entering details about suspicious vehicles or persons. In addition, users can choose to make their report anonymously or can include contact information for follow-up by law enforcement.
“This is a quick and easy way for citizens to help us protect our communities and we encourage them to utilize this new app to report any suspicious activity. With this app, our citizens can serve as extra eyes and ears for our law enforcement community,” said Lewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security. “Some of the best leads law enforcement get are from people in the community who witness potential threats to our nation’s security and take the initiative to provide a tip.”
This is one more step in implementing the DHS’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign, encouraging – and now enabling – citizens to tattle on their neighbors. Hey, it worked for the Nazis.
2. 19 Signs That America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Giant Surveillance Grid (InfoWars)
They are constantly attempting to convince the American people that we are all “safer” when virtually everything that we do is watched, monitored, tracked and recorded. Our country is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid far more comprehensive than anything George Orwell ever dreamed of. If you still believe that there is such a thing as “privacy” in this day and age, you are being delusional. Every single piece of electronic communication is monitored and stored. In fact, they know that you are reading this article right now.
There is a reason that the NSA is…
3. The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) (Wired)
The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.
“[A]n effort that was killed by Congress in 2003…” Or not. Remember the comment above about changing the terminology to hide your efforts? BTW, look up “Total Information Awareness” sometime… that’ll give you the creeps. The Wikipedia page says, “…the IAO [Information Awareness Office] was defunded by Congress in 2003. However, several IAO projects continued to be funded, and merely run under different names.” Be sure to check out footnotes 1-4:
- ^ Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope By Chalmers Johnson ISBN 0-8050-9303-6 “Congress’s action did not end the Total Information Awareness program. The National Security Agency secretly decided to continue it through its private contractors.”
- ^ “Total/Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA): Is It Truly Dead?”. Electronic Frontier Foundation (official website). 2003. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- ^ a b c Harris, Shane (Feb. 23, 2006). “TIA Lives On”. National Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-16.[dead link]
- ^ a b “U.S. Still Mining Terror Data”. Wired News. February 23, 2004.
Given the facility’s scale and the fact that a terabyte of data can now be stored on a flash drive the size of a man’s pinky, the potential amount of information that could be housed in Bluffdale is truly staggering. But so is the exponential growth in the amount of intelligence data being produced every day by the eavesdropping sensors of the NSA and other intelligence agencies. As a result of this “expanding array of theater airborne and other sensor networks,” as a 2007 Department of Defense report puts it, the Pentagon is attempting to expand its worldwide communications network, known as the Global Information Grid, to handle yottabytes (1024 bytes) of data. (A yottabyte is a septillion bytes—so large that no one has yet coined a term for the next higher magnitude.)
It needs that capacity because, according to a recent report by Cisco, global Internet traffic will quadruple from 2010 to 2015, reaching 966 exabytes per year. (A million exabytes equal a yottabyte.)
Of course, the government is not secretly stealing and recording your personal communications, or your private phone calls. It will always be someone else, so you do not have to worry about privacy.
In fact, I think you’re paranoid. The American government is completely trustworthy, and would never ever violate that trust. Which leads me to another quote (just in case you don’t intend to read the whole article, you lazy slob:
Binney left the NSA in late 2001, shortly after the agency launched its warrantless-wiretapping program. “They violated the Constitution setting it up,” he says bluntly. “But they didn’t care. They were going to do it anyway, and they were going to crucify anyone who stood in the way. When they started violating the Constitution, I couldn’t stay.”
There you have it. The trust of every American citizen has been violated by the violation of the Constitution. What does the government do? They later legalize the unConstitutional things they have been doing so that they are no longer breaking the law. Yep, trustworthy. I’ll gladly give those guys access to my most intimate details, won’t you? (I’m not sure how you “legalize” something that is unConstitutional without amending the Constitution, but we won’t even begin to think about that. My brain hurts already…)
1. US Government Legalize Sterilization for Minors Without Parental Consent (Occupy Corporatism)
Matt Bowman, senior attorney for the Alliance Defensing Freedom , explains that the mandate states that minors could be sterilized without parental permission and the procedure is covered by the health insurance. Bowman said: “She can be sterilized at no cost. Whether her parents will know and/or consent might differ by state. But the Guttmacher Institute and other abortion advocates explicitly advocated for this mandated coverage of minors so that access without parental involvement might be able to increase.”
The Guttmacher Institute asserts that parental involvement in minor decisions is not necessary – therefore if the child wants to consent to sterilization, they should be legally allowed to do so. Along with the collaboration of Planned Parenthood pushing contraception, the Guttmacher Institute expects to see dramatic drops in fertility rates which are the goal of these eugenics institutions.
The goal of eugenics is simple: reduce the population by eliminating the “undesirables” of the world, thereby “improving” the future world, and leaving a smaller, more easily managed population for the elite to control. Note the complicity of Bill Gates (who famously stated that his vaccination campaigns were intended to reduce the global population), Planned Parenthood (abortions reduce the population, and PP was founded by eugenics proponent Margaret Sanger), and the Guttmacher Institute (which is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which has ties to George Soros, and which funds and works with a whole slew of organizations that promote wickedness).
2. BBC Promotes Male Castration as a Way to Live Longer (InfoWars)
One thought is that male sex hormones such as testosterone, which are largely produced in the testes, could be damaging. The researchers said the hormones could weaken the immune system or damage the heart. Castration would prevent most of the hormone from being produced, protecting the body from any damaging effect and prolonging lifespan.
Dr Min said: “It is quite possible that testosterone reduction therapy extends male lifespan…”
Ridiculous. But, if you can appeal to people’s vanity, and convince them that they will live longer, I am sure many people would/will participate in this procedure, and, what’s more, the population is further reduced.
There is so much going on in the world right now. You are being lied to and propagandized by your own government. You and your children are being phased out of existence with clever ploys. Your rights and freedoms are being slowly phased out of existence through false flag events commissioned and perpetrated by your own government. Look at the facts, wake up, and help others wake up. Then, get prepared, stand up, and fight back!
Lots more to come! See you next time!