Wow | New airport checkpoint shocks travelers! | “Orwellian” MrMBB333


Yet another security checkpoint for travelers LEAVING America. After going through this new “security” point, passengers were stunned, didn’t even want to talk about it.
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Forbidden Fruits: Whatever Medicinal Foods The F.D.A. Forbids


Written by Sarah C. Corriher
“Drop the almonds!  NOW MISTER!”

Vitamin B17, Raw Bitter Almonds, and Apricot Seeds

In 2007, bitter almonds (not regular almonds) were becoming popular with alternative medicine due to their vitamin B-17 content.  Health food stores stopped selling B-17 in the form of apricot seeds in 2002, due to armed raids.  The F.D.A. openly banned apricot seeds, and the extract, because it was touted as a cure for cancer; and curing is not allowed in America.  The British Government followed suit, and did the very same things during 2002.  Innocent people in both countries were arrested and charged for merely selling apricot seeds, a carrier of B-17 (laetrile).

Bitter almonds were later discovered as the highest source of this vitamin.  Vitamin B-17 was still a somewhat newly discovered vitamin, and it is rarely found in nature.  In fact, there are organizations affiliated with orthodox medicine which still will not officially recognize vitamin B-17 as a vitamin.  The reason for the exploding popularity of vitamin B17, and thereby bitter almonds, was due to the fact that vitamin B-17 has dramatic and miraculous cancer killing properties.  While alternative medicine has had effective and non-toxic cancer cures since the 1930’s, the new vitamin really looked like a magic bullet.  There were reports everywhere of cancers being killed merely from patients eating bitter almonds daily.  Soon there would be almond extract capsules, so that these same patients would need only to take one cheap, non-toxic pill per day.  It did not bode well for the pharmaceutical industry.  Hundreds of billions of dollars were about to be lost.

In September of 2007, the F.D.A. claimed that raw almonds had been linked to two salmonella outbreaks in five years, and that all almonds needed to be pasteurized, because they were suddenly a danger to the nation’s health.  These salmonella outbreaks were not due to any organic almonds, which reminds us of the many meat recalls.  Salmonella and e-coli are present in our foods only because of grossly unhygienic factory conditions; not because any natural foods are inherently covered with bacteria.  For the organic bitter almonds, the required pasteurization would bring only one significant change in them.  It would neutralize the vitamin B17.  Pristine almonds are the only easily accessible source of vitamin B17.  They are illegal now by F.D.A. decree.  The highest source of B17, the bitter almond tree, was banned from the U.S. in 1995.

Never before in history had any nation practiced the absurdity of pasteurizing dry (often salted) nuts.  Americans may not use raw almonds for food anymore, and much more importantly, Americans are outlawed from using bitter almonds (vitamin B17) to cure cancer.  Judging from the F.D.A.’s bizarre aggression towards almonds that contain intact vitamin B17, and apricot seeds, it is easy to conclude just how powerful and effective vitamin B-17 is for curing cancer, at least for those of us who are knowledgeable about the F.D.A.’s history.

Despite floods of phone calls and letters of disapproval to the U.S.D.A. and the F.D.A., almonds sold in the U.S. must now be pasteurized.  These same agencies have notified food producers that they may freely and dishonestly label their pasteurized almonds as ‘raw’.  Therefore, almonds in the United States that are labeled as ‘raw’, are actually deceptively labeled, and we recommend boycotting the companies that participate in this fraud.

Most almonds are pasteurized with Propylene oxide.  Propylene oxide is a known carcinogen, and it is on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals that are known to cause both cancer and reproductive harm.  This means that the majority of almonds sold in the U.S. are not only nutritionally neutralized, but contain dangerous chemical toxins as well.  Remember that before the F.D.A. decided almonds must be tainted, almonds were so healthful that they could quickly cure cancer without side effects in most test subjects.  Alternative medicine’s magic bullet just had to go!

Whole Foods only sells almonds which have been pasteurized with steam, which is an improvement over poisonous pasteurization methods; but it still degrades the nutritional value of almonds, and of course, eliminates at least some of the anti-cancer vitamin B17.  There is usually no way to know which method has been used for pasteurization, because labeling laws are made to benefit the manufacturers, and deceive the consumers.

Wait A Minute!  Aren’t Bitter Almonds Poisonous?

According to the modern F.D.A., bitter almonds are poisonous, but somehow bitter almonds became a serious health danger just after it was also discovered that they contain the cancer destroying vitamin B17.  Bitter almonds had been eaten by humanity unimpaired during the previous 9,000 years of history.

People who warn us about bitter almonds typically state that they contain prussic acid (a chemical precursor to cyanide compounds), and hydrocyanic acid (also in the cyanide family).  Similar compounds exist in benign organic forms in most of our healthiest foods, so while it is true that bitter almonds contain these compounds (like other healthy foods), is it also equally true that our science does not understand how these organic forms operate inside the body.  The danger of bitter almonds is generally assumed based on the discovery of these compounds, and not on empirical evidence of people actually dying.  Real science does not present assumptions as facts.

We cannot find a single verifiable and credible case of death by almonds.  The idea sounds almost ridiculous.  We can find stories of deaths from almond consumption in medical journals, blogs, and pro-pharma web sites, but it is impossible to trace any of those reports to real deceased people.  They do not exist, and this speaks volumes about the tactics of our adversaries.  In the handful of cases in which bitter almonds or other sources for laetrile were cited as the cause of death, the victims did not show the classic symptoms of cyanide poisoning.  In most cases, the victims were taking chemotherapy too, and the symptoms more closely matched that of death by chemo.  The most emphasized death was that of Chad Green, who supposedly died of his alternative treatments, but we cannot uncover any in-depth details of his death.  That is probably intentional.

Now Barely Legal  — Vitamin B-17

“While there are sources for laetrile pills, they are essentially illegal to sell across state lines. While the FDA would say that laetrile is legal to sell across state lines, the process they designed to allow its sale essentially makes it illegal. In order to buy laetrile legally, you must go to a medical doctor, the medical doctor must notify the FDA, the FDA must approve the purchase and then the doctor can purchase the laetrile. What is wrong with this picture?

“What is wrong is that no doctor in their right mind would let the FDA know they were using laetrile in their practice. The FDA would immediately notify the AMA, and the AMA would yank the person’s license (unless they had a really good lawyer and a lot of money). Thus, it is effectively illegal to purchase laetrile pills.”

— cancertutor.com

Vitamin B-17 has technically become legal in the United States again, but it is still banned as a medicine by the F.D.A.  This means that Americans may legally own sources of B17, give them away, or sell them in their own state; but doctors are officially forbidden from using or even discussing B-17 unless a patient mentions the subject first.  The A.M.A. is fully backing the F.D.A. on this issue, and one has to ponder why they are so afraid of this vitamin.  A seller still places himself in great legal jeopardy if he discloses what his B-17 products are capable of medically, because this would be considered by the F.D.A. to be practicing medicine, making unapproved claims, and promoting a banned medicine.

Be careful discussing such things with a regular doctor, because he may tell child protective services that a child is being “medically neglected”, and if he doesn’t do it, the A.M.A. certainly will whenever it is notified.  They have no reservations about destroying families to protect their lucrative industry.  We recommend that those with liver cancer do not use vitamin B17, because it can place additional stress on the liver, which these patients may be unable to tolerate.  The Budwig protocol does not stress the body, and it should be completely safe for people will all types of cancer.

Vitamin B-17 Is Not A Supplement

Vitamin B-17 is still used as an alternative cancer treatment today, but it is not an essential nutrient.  It should not be used as a supplement because it is generally unnecessary for good health, and the effects of using it over an extended period are unknown.  Misuse or improper use of concentrated B17/laetrile may be harmful in some situations.  We do not have time or space to write about these special cases, so our official recommendation is to use B17/laetrile only under the close supervision of a naturopathic doctor, or someone else knowledgeable about it.  Remember, regular doctors are forbidden from even discussing it.

Slowly step away from the cow with your hands up!

The sale of raw milk has been so strongly discouraged by the F.D.A. that most states have made legislation against it.  In most states, it is not legal to sell raw milk.  It must be pasteurized, and is usually homogenized too.  As a result, an underground market exists in which some farmers sell raw milk secretly, or it is sold “for pets”; depending on their state’s legislation.  Instead of assisting health, the standard homogenized, adulterated milk actually harms the body and clogs the arteries.  Homogenization breaks down the fat of milk into particles that are so tiny that they can pass directly into the bloodstream undigested.  Non-homogenized milk fat has large particles that are actually healthy, and the body is fully able to digest the milk.  We shall not attempt to produce a comprehensive explanation of homogenized milk in this article, but we should all see the pattern that whenever chemists attempt to play God, then they always result in something that is grossly harmful.

Missouri Attorney General, Chris Koster is serious about fighting crime — especially milk crimes. He is expected to begin a ‘Just Say No’ (to milk) campaign in 2010.

In states where selling raw milk is illegal, people are actually fined and given prison sentences merely for selling milk.  The Missouri Attorney General is currently suing a couple for selling raw milk from their pick-up truck in a parking lot.  A team of police were dispatched on an official undercover mission to bust them, as if they were going after the mafia.  Knowing how dangerous small dairy farmers are, we feel confident that the cops took plenty of back-up with them; perhaps even S.W.A.T. snipers.  Residents of Missouri now know how their tax money is being spent.  We wonder if Missouri police departments have special evidence rooms for milk paraphernalia.

Missouri law prohibits the distribution of raw milk, unless a customer purchases or requests the delivery of raw milk or cream directly from a farm.  The owners of dairy farms are not allowed to sell raw milk from any outlet, including farmers markets, or off-farm houses.  Farmers who do not know about, or who ignore the milk laws are quickly dealt with like the dangerous criminals that they are.  There is great irony in the fact that the state motto of Missouri is, “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law”.

In the United States, 90% of dairy cows live in despicable factory farms with concrete floors.  They have never seen a pasture.  They are fed on a diet of corn and soy (usually genetically engineered), and the result is a short, sickly, lifespan and milk with a completely different nutritional composition.  Raw milk advocates drink milk from grass-fed, organic cows that are allowed to roam freely.

Oysters Are Next

In recent months, citizens have been battling the F.D.A. over their proposal to ban raw oysters.  While oysters are not a healthy food, these bans ignore the rights of human beings to make their own choices.  Warning labels would result in an informed public, without eliminating their rights to make personal decisions, even if those are considered irresponsible.

Related Articles

The Cancer Report — A documentary from Health Wyze

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How the Establishment Uses Pain and Addiction as Tools to Keep Us Compliant

The Relationship Between Body pH and Disease (and other facts you’re not supposed to know)

Canadian Criminal Mastermind: Michael Schmidt and The Illegal Milk Trade

 

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/251-forbidden-fruits-whatever-medicinal-foods-the-fda-forbids.html

Lawmakers want FDA to crack down on soap makers


by simpleunhookedliving

Excerpts:

People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business.

The view of Sen. Feinstein and her corporate backers (listed below) is that the Personal Care Products Safety Act (Senate Bill S.1014) will make the world a safer place by scrutinizing “everything from shampoo and hair dye to deodorant and lotion.” She says the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act should be more progressive like laws in Europe rather than antiquated US regulations in effect since the 1930s.

If the industries that back this law are really so concerned about safety, why don’t they voluntarily make healthy products, like the small time producers already do?

Feinstein does not propose to ban these dangerous ingredients from soaps and cosmetics, just regulate them with tests and warning labels, fees, and recall authority. She thinks some of these products, though harmful to health, magically become “safe when used by professionals in a salon or spa setting.”

Companies and brands that support the bill:

  • Johnson & Johnson, brands include Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Lubriderm, Johnson’s baby products.
  • Procter & Gamble, including Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Clairol, Herbal Essences, Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Ivory, CoverGirl, Olay, Sebastian Professional, Vidal Sassoon.
  • Revlon, brands include Revlon, Almay, Mitchum
  • Esteee Lauder, brands include Esteee Lauder, Clinique, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan, Aveda, Michael Kors.
  • Unilever, brands include Dove, Tresemme, Lever, St. Ives, Noxzema, Nexxus, Pond’s, Suave, Sunsilk, Vaseline, Degree.
  • L’Oreeal, brands include L’Oreeal Paris, Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl’s, Essie, Garnier, Maybelline-New York, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, The Body Shop, Redken.

The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance posted this form on its website that can be used to reach out to elected representatives. 

Read the full article here.

Editor’s note 5/2/2015

The author has removed the original post and given the following explanation:

In the heat of the moment of trying to get the info out, I stupidly grabbed a generic-looking picture of soap off the Web to illustrate the post, figuring if it was copyright protected, the owner would contact me. She did and asked me to take the article down. I thought about changing the picture, but the old versions would still be floating around. I asked if she would let me try to correct my mistake by adding her website to the photo for credit. I also offered to pay her what money I had in my Paypal account, but she was mad that I stole her picture and insisted I take the article down, which I did.

I suggest anybody interested in following this topic connect with the Handmade Cosmetic Alliance, who have apparently been working diligently on the issue. By the way, the response floored me, as the post reach showed more than 100,000 when I took it down. I really wish I had followed correct protocol and asked for permission, and added the photographer’s website, since she makes soap, and it would have been great promo for her business! Ordinarily things I post don’t gain much traction. It was fun to watch it go viral. Too bad I didn’t do it right. Lesson learned. A lesson I already knew because I work with images and had one of mine heisted once. Anyway, I’m glad the word is out about this proposed regulation and people are paying attention to it now.

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Jon Rappoport – Hour 1 – Vaccine Wars, Disneyland Measles �Outbreak� & The Synthetic Population


Note: Here’s another outstanding investigative report by Jon Rappoport from Henrik Palmgren and Red Ice Radio, on the fascist agenda unfolding behind the “Vaccine Wars” hysteria building thru mass media outlets; and, why vaccines are literally being forced the infants, children, pregnant women, seniors and the general public by physicians. Excellent material, highly recommended listening and EVERYONE who listens is asked to share this interview far and wide to help counteract the lies mainstream propaganda pushes to carry out the “collectivism” agenda mounting with forced vaccinations.

If you’re not a member of Red Ice Creations, Hour 2 is well-worth the small fee for the six month membership. I’ve been listening to Henrik Palmgren since 2007, Red Ice Radio has been a staple here since “2012 The Awakening” first began publishing back in 2009. Henrik’s one of the few hosts in alternative media who covers the “hard stuff” with objectivity, balance and always presents links on show material for further research. He’s also known for presenting both sides of an issue so listeners can come to their own well-informed conclusions.

On a more personal note, I’d also like to add the reason why you haven’t seen as many Red Ice show’s here over the last year, is because my living situation changed since moving to Kauai in January 2014. On the Big Island I had my own place and was able to turn up the volume and listen to shows day or night, whenever I pleased – usually while cleaning house, doing laundry, gardening etc . Since moving here and having to live with housemates, it’s been difficult to listen to radio programs without disturbing others. I’ve tried listening with headphones, while sitting or laying down and inevitably fall asleep.

And, on that note, I’ve found a new place to live with what appear to be much better circumstances than I’ve found on Kauai to date. Even tho I’ll still be living with others, I’m moving to a more rural area on April 1st where I “should” have more privacy and autonomy to do my work, and where I can hopefully listen to radio more programs without bothering roommates – falling asleep. It’s taken A LOT of work, but fortunately things have improved greatly over the last month in my personal life. 

As I hope it has for you. As we close out the winter season we’re approaching the spring equinox, one with all the major planetary alignments positioned for massive upheaval and change over the next few weeks. Many souls within the collective are also getting their second wind in the form of DNA activations, which will propel us forward thru the collapse of many structured geopolitical and financial institutions over the remainder of 2015.

More than ever it’s a time to stay grounded, centered and focused on what you wish to create. It’s not a time to lose our focus to fear, stress and worry “programs” designed to distract, confuse and obfuscate the truth. Remember, we live in an organic hologram where FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real….always.

There is a center of peace within us which NOTHING can disturb. In times of doubt, go there to find that place of Source Light within and create a fresh timeline and new path to traverse on your journey on Spaceship Earth. You are the Earth, She is you and we are all One. We are “living cells” on the planet, and each one of us has a direct connection to the sentience our Earth Mother. Her love for each and everyone of us is unconditional, and she’s waiting for the collective to wake up and connect to her Divine Love so we can heal ourselves, and then take part in healing the planet for the next seven generations to come.

Much love, gratitude and aloha to All,

Annette

 

 


Febuary 18, 2015
Jon Rappoport is an investigative journalist, author and publisher of the website nomorefakenews.com. He has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health. He returns to give a continuation on the unfolding vaccine scandal. This time we look at the claim that Disneyland was at the center of a recent measles outbreak. Jon details the fraud of so called “herd immunity.” We also discuss the attack on parents who choose to not vaccinate their children as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the media have joined forced to begin the push for mandatory vaccination. We’ll talk about the key studies, the efficacy of vaccinations and real statistics when it comes to vaccine damage in the United States. The MMR vaccine and autism has been known by the CDC for many years, but continues to be denied. Jon tells us more about what he calls the advent of the “synthetic population.” In the second hour, we discuss what you can do to opt-out of vaccinations and what options are available to parents who don’t want to jeopardize the health of their children. We continue on the incentives for the vaccine lobby and the political revolving-door between government and the pharmaceutical industry. Further, we speak on the pathology of ABC news anchor Brian Williams, who recently was caught lying and exaggerating his involvement in certain stories. This brings us to the issue of the crumbling US health care system and how Obama Care will be the final nail in the coffin of health care choices. We end on the control of the media and how many stories that should be major exclusives are simply avoided and omitted. LISTEN HERE

 

New Study Promotes Agenda 21-Style “Land Grabs”


Note: One only has to take a look at the illegal, fraudulent overthrow and subsequent occupation of Hawaii to know land grabs for resources are an age old tactic for wealth redistribution and subverting sovereign nation states into indentured servitude to the occupiers. More here: https://ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com/?s=hawaii+sovereignty&submit=Search 

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

When one thinks of “redistribution of wealth,” one would typically understand that to mean a system designed to take from the wealthy and give to the poor. Controversial in its own right. However, with the United Nations’ Agenda 21 it’s even worse: the redistribution of wealth means taking resources from poorer populations and opening up those resources for wealthy private interests to collude with government – fascism, essentially.

A shockingly honest new study from the Institute of Physics (IOP) journal Environmental Research Letters entitled “Food appropriation through large scale land acquisitions” makes the case for literally disenfranchising local populations in service to the greater multi-national good through “land grabs” – a hallmark of all Agenda 21 propaganda.

Agenda 21’s “Green Mask” of sustainability and rectifying global hunger is being used to hoodwink compassionate people’s interest in the environment, as well as pander to legitimate concerns over dwindling food and water resources. In reality, Agenda 21 is an enormously complex and multi-faceted stealth program that is creeping into every corner of the world, including the U.S., which is thought to be immune from land grabs due to well-established property rights.  However, one look at our Agenda 21 archives is enough to dispel that notion.

Any place where Agenda 21 has arrived under the following snapshot of its methods of intrusion, it has resulted in loss of land, loss of resources and anything but a balanced re-distribution of that which is appropriated:

Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green jobs, Green Building Codes, “Going Green,” Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, facilitators, regional planning, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, comprehensive planning, growth management, consensus. (Source – Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson)

Nevertheless, the findings which are being published by the Institute of Physics state simply:

Crops grown on “land-grabbed” areas in developing countries could have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, a new study has shown.

The improved infrastructure brought about by foreign investment could increase the productivity of subsistence farmlands in countries such as Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and could mean these lands can feed at least 300 million people around the world. This is compared to about 190 million people that could be fed if the land was left tended to by the local population.

The following graphic is offered:

Figure 3. Number of people who could be fed by the acquired land in the case of ‘balanced diet’, assuming a 50% biofuel use for oil palm and sugarcane, and considering different yield gap closure scenarios. (Calculations are based on land deals data as reported by Land Matrix 2013 dataset, accessed on 20 June 2013).

On top of the zero respect for the sovereignty of these areas, and the suggestion that they are all but obligated to outsource their production to “foreign governments and business,” we need to consider who might be at the helm of such an initiative.

The press release focuses on the notion that modern techniques, industrialized agricultural methods, and land-grab deals are the potential saviors in the equation to provide food for the planet. Naturally, when we hear about “modern techniques” we are really talking about biotech, and Monsanto primarily. The biotech industry continues to assert that modern-day farming must be driven by genetic modification in order to provide more consistent crop production in ever higher yields, thus we can conclude that this is the direction that will be taken with the stolen acquired land.

When it comes to food production, it is one of the many myths of GMO; GMOs do not provide more food, but do offer Big Ag companies increased profits on the need for more pesticides, herbicides, and patented seeds – all of which are guaranteed to show up on this newly acquired land. For purely propaganda purposes we are often shown images of starving people in Third World countries who presumably need to be saved by corporate conglomerates. However, there are many real-world examples (and studies) illustrating the exact opposite.

If we dig a bit deeper into the IOP statements, we see statistics that form a lot of moving parts showing potentialities and the people who “could be fed,” but it’s the conclusions which unequivocally state the goals hidden in plain sight:

The results also revealed that the most targeted countries for land grabs are Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the former Sudan. Altogether, these nations account for around 82 per cent of the total food calories that can be produced by acquired croplands worldwide.

It has been reported in previous studies that around 32.9 million hectares of land have been acquired by large-scale international investors for different purposes. A total of 22 million hectares were acquired for agriculture.

The authors, Maria Cristina Rulli from Politecnico di Milano and Paolo D’Odorico from University of Virginia, said: “Our study has provided a comprehensive assessment of the amount of food that can potentially be produced in land acquired by foreign investors in countries such as Sudan and Indonesia.”

Accordingly, “Policy makers need to be aware that if this food were used to feed the local populations it would be sufficient to abate malnourishment in each of these countries even without investments aiming at the closure of the yield gap. Such investments would lead to substantial improvements in crop yields mainly in African countries.

“At the moment there are still open questions which would help inform the debate over what happens to acquired land such as, what happens to food produced? Is it shipped abroad? Were these lands already used for agriculture prior to the acquisition, and (if so) for the cultivation of what crops? With what yields? Answers to these questions would allow us to quantify the decrease in food available to the local communities, and come up with management strategies to mitigate possible negative impacts on the local communities of large scale land acquisition.” (emphasis added)

This is nothing short of an open admission that foreign governments and international investors are seeking the most profitable ways to get their claws into sovereign territories, while using the “Green Mask” to shroud their true intentions.

When this is fully understood, we can look at the U.S. government’s pledge of billions of dollars to boost Africa’s infrastructure in a whole new light. Africa is, in fact, a multi-level resource, as is much of the developing world. The agreements that are being signed by these nations with multi-national corporations are at worst being coerced through UN guidelines, and at best deals with the devil initiated by petty government officials in developing areas.

For additional specific mechanics behind these land grabs, I would refer you to the following articles:

Full Institute of Physics report available here:
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/9/6/064030/article

Source:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-06/iop-gc062414.php

Recently from Kevin Samson:

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/06/new-study-promotes-agenda-21-style-land.html

Bundy Ranch, BLM Abused Cliven Bundy’s Cattle, Mass Graves, PETA, Ranch Damaged


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Bundy Ranch, BLM Abused Cliven Bundy’s Cattle, Mass Graves, PETA, Ranch Damaged, Bureau of Land Management

The US federal government might have just evoked the fury of animal right groups over their shocking treatment of cattle at the Bundy Ranch, and may soon face legal charges of severe animal abuse in Clark County, Nevada.

Federal agency’s treatment of residents at the Bundy Ranch this past week included tasering, beating, wrongful arrest, threatening residents with attack dogs, and mobilizing a federal paramilitary force whose barrels were trained on US citizens, all in all, spending at least $3 million of tax payer money in an effort to sell stolen cattle over state lines in Utah and California. A legal argument has also been made that the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now guilty of racketeering under the federal RIC) statute (Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations). If all that wasn’t enough, evidence is now emerging regarding pattern of extreme cruelty and abuse, and suspected culling of animals from the Bundy Ranch.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore has released new shocking information and images which document the horrors which BLM agents have inflicted on previously happy and healthy livestock.

During a live radio broadcast of The Pete Santilli Show on GNM, Fiore reveals new details of “the BLM’s method of herding where they have slaughtered horses and cows. This time we have video of it, and pictures of it.”

“I did post the first picture of one cow who was shot in the back of the head from a helicopter (photo above).”

“I personally helped save a calf who still had an umbilical cord attached to her as she was separated from her mom. It is such a disgusting event (…)… they (BLM) don’t herd cattle – they slaughter cattle”, said Fiore.

According to the Bundy family, in total, 27 baby calves have been rescued thus far, but farmers are still having trouble matching them up with their mothers.

‘Abusively corralled’

“If you look at the stewardship of land, and herding of cattle, first of all these particular cattle that were grazing on 600,000 acres – understand that when the Bundy family would herd their own cattle, there would be water taps to where the cattle would go down to the water and herd them humbly and softly – no cruelty, no abuse, herding them to where the cattle could get injured”.

“We now have an evidenced-based argument now with how the BLM cannot take care of that cattle. We have cows giving birth (in the federal pen) where baby calves have been stepped on and killed.”

“This is the BLM’s practice. They herd animals with helicopters, ATV’s, and shotguns… If any cows get out of line – they get a bullet in the back of the head”.

“Make sure the BLM are off state land and make sure the BLM are not allowed to herd cattle again”.

Mass Graves
“Near their compound, right off the highway, they were digging holes (…)… They tried to bury some cows on the compound, but I guess they didn’t dig the hole deep enough, so throw a cow in and they dirt over him and you have cows legs cows’ legs sticking up out of the dirt”.

Daniel-P-Love-BLMEarlier this week GMN revealed a secret recording of the BLM Special Agent in Charge, Daniel P. Love (photo, left), who had stated that the BLM have not killed any cattle. Fiore’s reply to Love’s claim:

“He’s a flat out liar, period.”

It was confirmed by ranchers and observers last week of how the BLM and their “contract cowboy” had deployed aggressive practices whilst rustling the Bundy’s herd, using tactical helicopters (image, below) forcing cattle to removal zones, often times driving cows uphill in 90F heat – a lethal practice known to cause tremendous stress and exhaustion to the animals, causing sickness and even premature death.

Evidence of BLM’s Deadly Abuse of Animals Taken from Bundy Ranch
Last week, farmers suspected that BLM agents were also scooping up the dead animals with heavy equipment like Backhoe diggers, and either burying carcasses somewhere on the 600,000 acre public grazing land, or disposing of them somewhere off site.

In addition, reports by observers confirmed that spring heifers who were subject to abusive BLM tactics were forced to abandon some calves behind to hide in the desert bush (a common practice by mothers who are being rustled, who later can backtrack to retrieve their young) putting the calves at risk of death.

Critics now believe the BLM and Clark County Sheriff’s Office could be facing a strong legal challenge for their reckless handling of the ill-fated operation underlined by a litany of both human and animal rights abuses.

These men and woman are Americans attacking Americans. I’m speechless. If you saw the number of police agencies united, I’d hope you’d be curious. We are talking about dozens of our finest SWAT members from Metro, Metro black & white cars, EMT, fire rescue trucks, detention buses (a.k.a. Paddy wagons), over 50 Ranger and BLM vehicles, numerous highway patrol vehicles, and a Black Hawk Helicopter on the Moapa airfield, just to name a few. We watched the Waco Massacre and Ruby Ridge; was the BLM preparing for a “Bunkerville Slaughter”? I believe in my heart because of these last two disasters, Americans from all over our country traveled from afar to stand with the Bundys and let our government know enough is enough. I’m proud to stand with my fellow Americans.

The numbers don’t calculate. The federal government had the authority and an open checkbook to spend 10 million dollars or more for a maximum return of $200,000.  Here’s how I calculate that number:  the BLM might collect maybe 400 heads of cattle, taking into account the number of cattle they would kill while rounding them up. From the round up, the cattle would go to auction. How much do you think you’ll pay for a half-dead, beat up cow? Let’s say they were able to successful auction off 400 cows for $500.00 each (I’m being very very generous). The brainiac head of BLM authorized 10 million dollars or more to maybe recoup $200,000.  Really? As a CEO I’d fire that decision-maker immediately. In their minds, maybe it’s worth getting rid of the cows, or just killing them, so the cows won’t destroy equipment for a project they might want to implement.

The BLM tried to paint their actions as enforcing the law; however, there are several other reasons why the BLM chose to pick this fight. It cannot be a coincidence that the place where the Bundy’s have grazed their cattle for hundreds of years would suddenly become an animal refuge for desert tortoises; is it really desert tortoises? If so, why would the BLM be euthanizing them? That’s right, BLM has EUTHANIZED 700-800 desert tortoises. Trust but verify. Click here to read one of many stories about it.

We’re also seeing reports that the BLM land in Gold Butte is very desirable for energy projects, which may have prompted this sudden strong-arm tactic. Don’t trust me, verify it. Click here to read the BLM’s own report on the project.

A major concern in all of this was how the BLM treated the cattle. It is completely irresponsible that after years of conversations, the Feds would begin their roundup during the season when calves are being born. In this mess, newborn calves were separated from their mothers; some were trampled in their holding pens and left for dead. A helicopter acted as a cowboy to heard the cows, causing a few to have heart attacks and die. The conditions of the holding pens where they kept the cows for days were heartless and cruel. Where was PETA?

I do want to comment about the upstanding citizens who came to show their support, including the Oath Keepers, a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who are committed to defending the Constitution. They are honorable men and women who acted professionally and respectfully.  There were many groups of freedom fighters who traveled from all over our country to stand together. I have a very serious request to all agency officers and that request is, “not to obey your superiors when given a direct order to attack your fellow Americans fighting for the freedoms granted to us by our Constitution”.  Take a sick day or a vacation.

Reports on the ground that day also confirmed that even more armed Federal reinforcements were on the way, but luckily were caught up in stand-still traffic ten miles out from the scene. What were they planning? Photos by a GMN photographer positioned behind federal lines at the Battle of Bundy Ranch, further reveal the scale and scope of Washington’s military operation on US soil.

Viewers can judge for themselves whether or not the US Federal government was playing a deceptive, deadly game with American lives on both sides.

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ARMED RANGERS: Back line of armed agents arrive on the scene.

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SWAT TEAMS: Local police TAC teams commandeered by the federal government.

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CONVOYS GATHERS: Alphabet soup agencies gather to mount their military operation.

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TARGETING MEDIA: Watching us, watching them – BLM Sniper points rifle at GMN photographer.

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LAYERS OF FIRE: ‘Paintball’ (pepperball), CS Gas in the front, and bullets from the rear.

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EYE IN THE SKY: Ariel survelliance overhead as Cowboys move towards federal line.

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AGENT IN CHARGE: Dan Love pulls out before Cowboys move to reclaim their herd.

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LOVE LOST: Special Agent Love realizing that BLM have painted themselves into a corner.

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PULLING BACK: Federal soldiers begin to pull back.

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PACKING UP SHOP: Federal soldiers pack-up after giving the right of way to Bundy Cowboys and their supporters.

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LIBERATION: Cowboys and supporters prepare to open the cattle gates.

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COWS COMING HOME: First cattle released heading back to the Bundy Ranch.

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MOTHERS AND BABIES: Cattle families coming home after release from BLM’s federal penitentiary.

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AN AMERICAN MOMENT: Bundy Cowboys flying old glory, driving their herd back to pasture.

21WIRE can also reveal a secret recording made prior the final standoff on Saturday afternoon, between BLM Special Agent Dan Love and GMN host Pete Santilli, where Agent Love says, “Constitutions are not decided in the dirt.”

Agent Love adds, “I guarantee you the constitution is on my side – not your side… (…) You (the people) can fight your argument from jail.”

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Here’s a photo taken from the air of the BLM’s secret bovine concentration camps. After this photo was released, the BLM ordered the FAA to shut down the air space over the ranch, creating a wartime “no fly zone” to prevent more pictures from being taken

Government tactics caused death of cattle

“It was confirmed by ranchers and observers last week of how the BLM and their ‘contract cowboys’ had deployed aggressive practices whilst rustling the Bundy’s herd, using tactical helicopters [and] forcing cattle to removal zones, often times driving cows uphill in 90-degree heat — a lethal practice known to cause tremendous stress and exhaustion to the animals, causing sickness and even premature death,” the wire service reported.

“In addition, reports by observers confirmed that spring heifers who were subject to abusive BLM tactics were forced to abandon some calves behind to hide in the desert bush (a common practice by mothers who are being rustled, who later can backtrack to retrieve their young) putting the calves at risk of death.”

Critics now believe the BLM and Clark County Sheriff’s Office could face legal challenges for reckless handling of the situation. It is now obvious that they were all complicit in the commission of horrific atrocities against animals.

Some have made a legal observation that the BLM, which falls under the U.S. Department of the Interior, may be guilty of racketeering under federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organization) statutes.

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According to several reports breaking on social media Wednesday, federal agents targeting the Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nev. did much more than merely herd hundreds of cows away from the site prior to backing down from their position Saturday. The following graphic images are being distributed by the Bundy Ranch as proof that multiple head of cattle were slaughtered, apparently under the direction of federal Bureau of Land Management officers.

bundy cows 6Some close-up shots reportedly reveal the entrance point of wounds that took down the family’s livestock.

bundy cows 5The photos show the dead and decaying cattle, offering little room for speculation beyond the assumption that BLM agents were complicit in their deaths.

bundy cows 3With elected officials, including Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, declaring the standoff is “not over,” many worry the government’s apparent predilection for violence could easily spill over to include human targets.

bundy cows 4Many outraged commenters have pointed out the glaring hypocrisy of animal rights groups who, at this point, have remained largely silent regarding allegations of cattle mistreatment on the ranch by federal forces.

BLM killed prize bulls and cut holes in water tanks and destroyed fences during the stand-off last week in Clark County, Nevada.

When injustice becomes law resistance becomes a duty

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Papers Please! Drivers License Checkpoint in Rutherford County ~ Cop Block


Got checkpoints?? Here’s how you can take action to raise awareness of the illegal nature of cops asking for “your papers” when no crime has been committed. Stand in your power, never cower and always know your 4th amendment rights…

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COPBLOCK.ORG Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights

On Friday, March 21, 2014 a group of individuals wearing Tennessee Highway Patrol costumes stopped and demanded identification from travelers not suspected of any crime. That should cause any thinking person to ponder – just who are the criminals in this situation?

In addition to a Jeep driver who spoke the truth, present with cameras, signs and a mindset not welcoming to such draconian checkpoints were Murfreesboro inhabitants Adam G. House and Axl David, accompanied by Pete Eyre.

GET INVOLVED
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TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL
(615) 741-3181 District 3, Troop B
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FILM THE POLICE
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Karen Hudes: DOJ creating fascistic cooperatives thru plea agreements


Courtesy of Karen Hudes Facebook page:

From: Kevin
Date: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Subject: DOJ creating fascistic cooperatives thru plea agreements
To: Karen

You should take a look at the things Par Pharmaceutical agreed to when they were busted for defrauding the government. Nothing especially abnormal in the primary part of the plea. Par and all their executives were spared any time behind bars and although they were fined about 100 million dollars, they defrauded the government out of billions…so as far as the money goes…Par won big!

What I thought was a bit odd was the plea agreement was 150 pages long. (Maybe that’s typical but I thought that was a lot of pages for a plea) so I decided to read it.

What the government has required of Par is amazing. If this is being done to other corporations that have run a foul with the government, it appears that this is a very slick way of “legally” creating a fascistic cooperative relationship between our government and I’d assume any company/corporation that the government wants to. With the access the NSA has to everything everyone does or says…it would be childs play to blackmail any corporation.

Briefly, Par is required (for 5 years) to create 4 or 5 new departments where it appears they are being encouraged to hire government “specialists” in each department. The government has provided very specific instructions for those departments. One is for spying on their employees. Once is for spying on customers. One is to enforce compliance with obamacare. One is for constant review of all financials…including executives personal records. There is more…much more.

Par is required to keep watch on all of its customers, vendors, and associated businesses and report back to the OIG (office of the inspector general) if Par even suspects that any of the might be operating in any manner that is inconsistent with any government regulation especially obamacare. Par is required to provide a list of employees who refuse to sign up for obamacare. Par is required to have a complete education department devoted solely to convincing employees to sign up for obamacare. Par is required to produce “independent” advertising to promote obamacare specifically but government in general.

And Par will have a difficult time opting out of this totalitarian agreement by just throwing in the towel after they sign their get out of jail free card. They are not allowed to file bankruptcy for 5 years….and I don’t think the CEO or any of the board members are allowed to resign. (That was a bit unclear but I think it was a veil threat)

Par Plea agreement

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nj/Press/files/pdffiles/2013/Par%20Pharmaceutical%20Plea%20Agreement.pdf

It’s a sobering read.

Let’s Get This Class War Started


 

 

“The rich are different from us,” F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have remarked to Ernest Hemingway, to which Hemingway allegedly replied, “Yes, they have more money”.

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The exchange, although it never actually took place, sums up a wisdom Fitzgerald had that eluded Hemingway. The rich are different. The cocoon of wealth and privilege permits the rich to turn those around them into compliant workers, hangers-on, servants, flatterers and sycophants. Wealth breeds, as Fitzgerald illustrated in “The Great Gatsby” and his short story “The Rich Boy,” a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Colleagues, associates, employees, kitchen staff, servants, gardeners, tutors, personal trainers, even friends and family, bend to the whims of the wealthy or disappear. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.

 

The public face of the oligarchic class bears little resemblance to the private face. I, like Fitzgerald, was thrown into the embrace of the upper crust when young. I was shipped off as a scholarship student at the age of 10 to an exclusive New England boarding school. I had classmates whose fathers—fathers they rarely saw—arrived at the school in their limousines accompanied by personal photographers (and at times their mistresses), so the press could be fed images of rich and famous men playing the role of good fathers. I spent time in the homes of the ultra-rich and powerful, watching my classmates, who were children, callously order around men and women who worked as their chauffeurs, cooks, nannies and servants. When the sons and daughters of the rich get into serious trouble there are always lawyers, publicists and political personages to protect them—George W. Bush’s life is a case study in the insidious affirmative action for the rich. The rich have a snobbish disdain for the poor—despite well-publicized acts of philanthropy—and the middle class. These lower classes are viewed as uncouth parasites, annoyances that have to be endured, at times placated and always controlled in the quest to amass more power and money. My hatred of authority, along with my loathing for the pretensions, heartlessness and sense of entitlement of the rich, comes from living among the privileged. It was a deeply unpleasant experience. But it exposed me to their insatiable selfishness and hedonism. I learned, as a boy, who were my enemies.

 

“How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough, which is the same thing.” –Wendell Berry

 

The inability to grasp the pathology of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults. We have been blinded to the depravity of our ruling elite by the relentless propaganda of public relations firms that work on behalf of corporations and the rich. Compliant politicians, clueless entertainers and our vapid, corporate-funded popular culture, which holds up the rich as leaders to emulate and assures us that through diligence and hard work we can join them, keep us from seeing the truth.

 

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy,” Fitzgerald wrote of the wealthy couple at the center of Gatsby’s life. “They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

 

Aristotle, Niccolò Machiavelli, Alexis de Tocqueville, Adam Smith and Karl Marx all began from the premise there is a natural antagonism between the rich and the masses. “Those who have too much of the goods of fortune, strength, wealth, friends, and the like, are neither willing nor able to submit to authority,” Aristotle wrote in “Politics.” “The evil begins at home; for when they are boys, by reason of the luxury in which they are brought up, they never learn, even at school, the habit of obedience.” Oligarchs, these philosophers knew, are schooled in the mechanisms of manipulation, subtle and overt repression and exploitation to protect their wealth and power at our expense. Foremost among their mechanisms of control is the control of ideas. Ruling elites ensure that the established intellectual class is subservient to an ideology—in this case free market capitalism and globalization—that justifies their greed. “The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships,” Marx wrote, “the dominant material relationships grasped as ideas.”

 

The blanket dissemination of the ideology of free market capitalism through the media and the purging, especially in academia, of critical voices have permitted our oligarchs to orchestrate the largest income inequality gap in the industrialized world. The top 1 percent in the United States own 40 percent of the nation’s wealth while the bottom 80 percent own only 7 percent, as Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in “The Price of Inequality.” For every dollar that the wealthiest 0.1 percent amassed in 1980 they had an additional $3 in yearly income in 2008, David Cay Johnston explained in the article “9 Things the Rich Don’t Want You to Know About Taxes.” The bottom 90 percent, Johnson said, in the same period added only one cent. Half of the country is now classified as poor or low-income. The real value of the minimum wage has fallen by $2.77 since 1968. Oligarchs do not believe in self-sacrifice for the common good. They never have. They never will. They are the cancer of democracy.(Photo: Flickr / Karen Mallonee)

 

“We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are,” Wendell Berry writes. “Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all—by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians—be participating in its destruction? Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it. We reward them so well, in fact, that those who piss in our cistern are wealthier than the rest of us. How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough, which is the same thing.”

 

The rise of an oligarchic state offers a nation two routes, according to Aristotle. The impoverished masses either revolt to rectify the imbalance of wealth and power or the oligarchs establish a brutal tyranny to keep the masses forcibly enslaved. We have chosen the second of Aristotle’s options. The slow advances we made in the early 20th century through unions, government regulation, the New Deal, the courts, an alternative press and mass movements have been reversed. The oligarchs are turning us—as they did in the 19th century steel and textile factories—into disposable human beings. They are building the most pervasive security and surveillance apparatus in human history to keep us submissive.

 

This imbalance would not have disturbed most of our Founding Fathers. The Founding Fathers, largely wealthy slaveholders, feared direct democracy. They rigged our political process to thwart popular rule and protect the property rights of the native aristocracy. The masses were to be kept at bay. The Electoral College, the original power of the states to appoint senators, the disenfranchisement of women, Native Americans, African-Americans and men without property locked most people out of the democratic process at the beginning of the republic. We had to fight for our voice. Hundreds of workers were killed and thousands were wounded in our labor wars. The violence dwarfed the labor battles in any other industrialized nation. The democratic openings we achieved were fought for and paid for with the blood of abolitionists, African-Americans, suffragists, workers and those in the anti-war and civil rights movements. Our radical movements, repressed and ruthlessly dismantled in the name of anti-communism, were the real engines of equality and social justice. The squalor and suffering inflicted on workers by the oligarchic class in the 19th century is mirrored in the present, now that we have been stripped of protection. Dissent is once again a criminal act. The Mellons, Rockefellers and Carnegies at the turn of the last century sought to create a nation of masters and serfs. The modern corporate incarnation of this 19th century oligarchic elite has created a worldwide neofeudalism, where workers across the planet toil in misery while corporate oligarchs amass hundreds of millions in personal wealth.

 

There is no way within the system to defy the demands of Wall Street, the fossil fuel industry or war profiteers. The only route left to us, as Aristotle knew, is revolt.

 

Class struggle defines most of human history. Marx got this right. The sooner we realize that we are locked in deadly warfare with our ruling, corporate elite, the sooner we will realize that these elites must be overthrown. The corporate oligarchs have now seized all institutional systems of power in the United States. Electoral politics, internal security, the judiciary, our universities, the arts and finance, along with nearly all forms of communication, are in corporate hands. Our democracy, with faux debates between two corporate parties, is meaningless political theater. There is no way within the system to defy the demands of Wall Street, the fossil fuel industry or war profiteers. The only route left to us, as Aristotle knew, is revolt.

 

It is not a new story. The rich, throughout history, have found ways to subjugate and re-subjugate the masses. And the masses, throughout history, have cyclically awoken to throw off their chains. The ceaseless fight in human societies between the despotic power of the rich and the struggle for justice and equality lies at the heart of Fitzgerald’s novel, which uses the story of Gatsby to carry out a fierce indictment of capitalism. Fitzgerald was reading Oswald Spengler’s “The Decline of the West” as he was writing “The Great Gatsby.” Spengler predicted that, as Western democracies calcified and died, a class of “monied thugs” would replace the traditional political elites. Spengler was right about that.

 

“There are only two or three human stories,” Willa Cather wrote, “and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”

 

The seesaw of history has thrust the oligarchs once again into the sky. We sit humiliated and broken on the ground. It is an old battle. It has been fought over and over in human history. We never seem to learn. It is time to grab our pitchforks.

 

 

Chris Hedges

 

Chris Hedges writes a regular column for Truthdig.com. Hedges graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was for nearly two decades a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of many books, including: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, What Every Person Should Know About War, and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.  His most recent book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

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Michael Hastings Cremated Despite Family Wishes to Have Body


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Paul Lawrance
Activist Post

Former Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings has been cremated and sent home in a urn despite the fact his family wanted his body.

Hastings died on June 18th after his Mercedes crashed into a tree and had burst into flames in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, causing speculation to arise that Hastings, who was working on a major exposé of the CIA, could have been set up.

Kimberly Dvorak of San Diego 6 who spoke directly with friends of Hastings family said, “A close family friend did confirm that Michael’s body was sent home in an urn, meaning he was cremated and it wasn’t the request of the family….in fact the family wanted Michael’s body to go home.”

It is very suspicious that now Michael Hastings body is unable to be a part of any evidence that can possibly contradict the LAPD’s claim that there was no foul play in the journalist’s death.Hours before the car crash Hastings had sent out an email to family and friends claiming that he was onto a big story and needed to “off the rada[r] for a bit.”

WikiLeaks made the claim that Hastings had contacted them and said that the FBI was investigating him.

Earlier this month San Diego 6 reported that police and firefighters were told not to speak about the death of Michael Hastings.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/michael-hastings-cremated-despite.html

Editors Note: Not only was a story killed with Michael’s death, this also serves as a “shot across the bow” to warn other investigative journalists what happens to people who expose the dark underbelly of the matrix. Over the last 20 years many of the best investigative reporters have been laid-off, and in high profile cases like Dan Rather from CBS, they were publicly fired to make an example out of people who report the facts. Now, it appears they’re stepping it up with recent arrests and now what “appears” to be murder.

What every editor and journalist across the country needs to do is band together and stand in non-compliance to tryanny and thuggery by reporting and exposing the corruption as a team, instead of bowing down to corporate edicts to KEEP dumbing-down the public by covering up the truth. This is a crossroads where journalists need to stand in their power together NOW when they have the opportunity. In the last 20 years since the corporate take-over of media began, the mass media industry lost it’s best and brightest investigative journalists.

People who stood in their integrity, quit high paying salaried jobs and left the industry all together, or they working for online publications for a mere fraction of their previous salaries. Others with large families to feed stayed in their positions, but are more like caged lions. They’re a shadow of what they used to be, unable to go after stories that really have impact our lives.

Isn’t it time to say enough? We need more reporters like Kimberly Dvorak, even though she was threatened she stood her ground with the obvious backing of station management – or the above story wouldn’t have aired on San Diego 6 News.

 

 

TalkingStickTV – Naomi Wolf – The End of America


On the heels of the Edward Snowden revelations of widespread surveillance of American citizens by the NSA, Naomi’s speech is far more relevant today than it was in 2007. She nailed it…maybe now, more people will be willing to listen. 

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Talk by Naomi Wolf author of “The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot” given October 11, 2007 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.

Downloadable audio mp3 of this talk can be found at http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php…

Interview with Naomi Wolf discussing “The End of America” available at http://youtube.com/watch?v=aW9PulYpjGs

 

Don’t let the Koch brothers control public television


Below is an email from Joe Dinkin of the organization Working Families. Joe started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.


Dear Reader,

Last month, The New Yorker reported that public television backed out of its deal to air the documentary Citizen Kochjust because they were afraid of upsetting billionaire donor David Koch. David Koch has donated $23 million as a board member of two flagship PBS stations, WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston.

Public television was founded to support the public interest, not to cater to the private interests of wealthy donors like the Koch brothers.

Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, Citizen Koch exposes the outsize role of money in American politics, from the Kochs and other major political spenders. This is exactly the kind of dialogue that public television was founded to foster, regardless of whether or not a powerful donor is happy about it.

That’s why I started a petition to Corporation for Public Broadcasting President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Public Broadcasting Service President and CEO Paula Kerger, and Independent Television Service President and CEO Sally Jo Fifer, which says:

Koch money shouldn’t influence public television programming—we want to see the film Citizen Koch aired on PBS!

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Joe Dinkin

This petition was created on MoveOn’s online petition site, where anyone can start their own online petitions. Working Families didn’t pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.

http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/texas-attorney-general?id=-7857229-XPFQuV&source=share_chain&fwd=1

 

Pentagon social media trolls


Have you noticed lately that these guys are all over the place?! The disinfo trolls are worse than ever, they’ve reduced sites like YouTube to little more than forums for verbal thuggery…not too mention the fact they muddy the waters with lies, half truths and propaganda meant to keep people so confused they eventually shut down and give up the search for truth.

Abby Martin, Breaking the Set
Russia Today, U.S. Edition
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:23 CST

Abby Martin takes a look at America’s history of government infiltration in news media, from the CIA’s 1950s secret cold-war program, dubbed ‘Operation Mockingbird’, through to paid Pentagon online trolls today. ‘

http://www.sott.net/article/256730-CIA-media-infiltration-is-real-From-Operation-Mockingbird-to-Pentagon-social-media-trolls

 

Max Igan ~ The Art of Living


Published on Jan 11, 2013

Link to playlist, parts 2 – 4

Max Igan – Surviving the Matrix – January 11th, 2013

http://thecrowhouse.com
IP: http://67.20.81.143

Universal Law trumps all others.

1. No man or woman, in or out of government shall initiate force, threat of force or fraud against my life and property and, any and all contracts I am a party to, not giving full disclosure to me, whether signed by me or not, are void at my discretion.

2. I may use force in self-defense against anyone that violates Law 1.

3. There shall be no exceptions to Law 1 and 2.

“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader” – Plato

 

How Our Government Is Trying to Scare Us into Submitting to Corporate Dominance


The FBI’s surveillance of Occupy is an explicit warning by the security services to all who consider dissent.
January 7, 2013  |

Shannon McLeish of Florida is a 45-year-old married mother of two young children. She is a homeowner, a taxpayer and a safe driver. She votes in every election. She attends a Unitarian Universalist church on Sundays. She is also, like nearly all who have a relationship with the Occupy movement in the United States, being monitored by the federal government. She knows this because when she read FBI documents obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) through the Freedom of Information Act, she was startled to see a redaction that could only be referring to her. McLeish’s story is the story of hundreds of thousands of people—perhaps more—whose lives are being invaded by the state. It is the story of a security and surveillance apparatus—overseen by the executive branch under Barack Obama—that has empowered the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to silence the voices and obstruct the activity of citizens who question corporate power.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the PCJF, said in a written statement about the released files: “This production [of information], which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protesters organizing with the Occupy movement. These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity. These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.”

The FBI documents are not only a chilling example of how widespread this surveillance and obstruction has become, they are an explicit warning by the security services to all who consider dissent. Anyone who defies corporate power, even if he or she is nonviolent and acting within constitutional rights, is a suspect. These documents are part of the plan to make us fearful, compliant and disempowered. They mark, I suspect, a government attempt to end peaceful mass protests by responding with repression to the grievances of Americans. When the corporate-financed group FreedomWorks bused in goons to disrupt Democratic candidates’ town hall meetings about the federal health care legislation in August 2009, Eric Zuesse of the Business Insider notes, “there was no FBI surveillance of those corporate-organized disruptions of legitimate democratic processes. There also were no subsequent FreedomWorks applications for Freedom of Information Act releases of FBI files regarding such surveillance being used against them—because there was no such FBI campaign against them.”

The combination of intimidation tactics by right-wing fringe groups, which speak in the language of violence and hate, with the state’s massive intrusion into the personal affairs of the citizen is corporate fascism. And we are much farther down that road than many of us care to admit.

“When activists took up relatively long-term residence in Zuccotti Park in New York City on Sept. 17 [in 2011], their message of outrage was a mirror to my own after we bailed out the banks with our tax dollars, then watched them get off scot-free without even a token attempt to help fix the wreckage they’d created,” McLeish told me over the phone when I called her home. “I personally lost considerable income and my retirement with the economic collapse, as well as more than half the value of my home. I could see the people around me struggling, too. I have friends, neighbors and family members that the banks refused to help, who lost their homes or were forced to pay for costly attorneys to defend themselves against fraudulent foreclosure attempts. People couldn’t sell their homes, as they were worth so much less than what they’d paid for them. Homes all over the area, including in my neighborhood right near the downtown [of Ormond Beach, Fla.], were abandoned due to the foreclosure crisis—and left to rot by the banks. Strip malls were emptied as businesses went bankrupt and closed their doors. More and more homeless people were wandering through the neighborhood—people you could tell had never been homeless, just by virtue of what and how much they carried with them. Families were sleeping behind big-box stores, and my area was featured on national news repeatedly for the number of homeless families.”

“These are some of the things that prompted me to create a Facebook page for Occupy in my area in solidarity with the courageous activists camping in Zuccotti—the only group to fully give voice to what I saw as the issue: the corruption of pretty much everything from the economy to the environment to our social safety nets to our democratic system of governance due to corporate greed,” she said. “The message of OWS [Occupy Wall Street] resonated deeply and moved me to action.”

The FBI documents obtained by the PCJF show that government security services began to monitor the activities of Occupy activists before the Zuccotti Park encampment was established. They revealed that when McLeish met with about 40 other activists in Daytona Beach, Fla., several undercover law enforcement officers were present.

“None of them identified themselves as law enforcement to meeting attendees, though a Homeland Security agent approached me afterward, probably because I facilitated the meeting,” McLeish said. “When the agent approached me after the meeting, it was pretty unnerving. I decided the best way to deal with it was head on. I responded with, ‘I’m so glad you’re here! There’s a group making threats against us. I assume that’s why you’ve come.’ I think he was surprised. I don’t think he acknowledged knowing about the threats from an online gun group. He said he wanted to make sure we weren’t infiltrated by troublemakers. He asked if we’d meet with law enforcement to find out what we were allowed to do. I said I’d be happy to do so. He said he would check into the threats. He said he would put me in touch with someone from the Daytona Beach Police Department.”

“I can’t remember exactly when we met with Daytona Beach Police Department the first time,” she said. “It could have been the next day or the day after. There were about six or seven of us, and I think it was three officers: Deputy Chief Ben Walton, who is now retired, and two other high-ranking officers. If I remember correctly, I pretty much began the discussion by stating that we were aware of our right to protest. We would be glad to coordinate as much as possible to make the Police Department’s job easier, but not to the point of infringing upon our rights.”

“We agreed upon very low police presence—one to a few officers—on the basis of the threats made by the online gun group, but not for surveillance on citizens engaged in peaceful protest,” she said.

The daylong event she and the other activists held on Oct. 15, 2011, was attended by more than 300 people. The past president of the local NAACP chapter spoke, as did a leader in the teachers union who was also a member of the school board, a couple of members of the postal union, the leader of a homeless coalition who was homeless himself, and a member of the Daytona State College Environmental Club. A female uniformed officer was present. McLeish noticed a man with a professional camera taking photographs of individual protesters in the crowd. She saw him later the same day amid several police officers. One officer confirmed that the photographer was with law enforcement but would not give more information, McLeish said.

Daytona-area activists during the fall of 2011 continued to organize events, including sidewalk marches to banks. In most cases they notified the police in advance. At one big event, men in plain clothes and standing with folded arms surrounded a seated group as it held a teach-in.

“It was extremely intimidating, not to mention the effect on people walking by who might have joined us if it weren’t for these heavy-handed tactics,” McLeish said.

The local activists set up an Occupy encampment every weekend in December 2011.

“There were no incidents of any kind,” McLeish said of the camp in Daytona. “No one spoke aggressively to an officer at any time. No one drank or used drugs. We had clearly posted rules to that effect at the camp. There was no violence whatsoever, verbal or physical—as was the case with any event we organized, and we had quite a lot of them. Further, we clearly expressed that while we would act in accordance with our rights, we would not violate any laws.”

“Given the lengths we went to, you can imagine my dismay as I saw Daytona repeatedly mentioned in national news as one of the main areas under surveillance by the FBI, Homeland Security, as well as some unknown ‘private partner’ agency,” she said. “We were being investigated, according to the released FBI documents, as if we were a ‘terrorist’ group engaged in ‘criminal activity.’ I checked the released pages to see what could only be references to me—my name, age, and phone number. Though redacted, they indicate that any search of people connected with domestic terrorist groups is likely to turn up my name.”

Since the spring of 2012 McLeish has co-hosted a morning radio show called “Air Occupy” (also streamed online) with Liz Myers and Jerry Bolkcom. They have interviewed, among others, Alexa O’Brien, the organizer of US Day of Rage, and Carl Mayer, the lead attorney in the case Hedges v. Obama, a challenge to the indefinite detention clause of the National Defense Authorization Act. Immediately after “Air Occupy” posted on YouTube the interview about the lawsuit against the NDAA, YouTube permanently banned the radio show on the ground of “violating community standards”—a ban that usually is imposed for graphic, violent or gory images or pornography. According to YouTube’s guidelines, a poster is allowed three “strikes” before an account is terminated. “Air Occupy” had received no notice of “strikes” or warnings of any kind from YouTube.

McLeish worries about how being a target of FBI attention will affect her life. “Can the inclusion of my name and information on a federal law enforcement domestic terrorist watch list impact my ability to make a living and provide for my children?” she asked. “Can I be subject to retribution of some kind through the NDAA’s new provisions or to federal surveillance due to interviewing other activists or in addition to my involvement in Occupy protests? I can’t afford an attorney to protect myself.”

“What does such surveillance and militarized response mean for our democratic system of governance as more and more people in our country and abroad struggle to survive and are moved to protest stark economic inequalities, mass unemployment and unfair working conditions, and impoverished living conditions?” she asked.

© 2012 TruthDig.com

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute. He writes a regular column for TruthDig every Monday. His latest book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

You are all suspects now. What are you going to do about it?


John Pilger
April 30, 2012

You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely “al-Qaeda”, but “exercise”, “drill”, “wave”, “initiative” and “organisation”: all proscribed words. The British government’s announcement that it intends to spy on every email and phone call is old hat. The satellite vacuum cleaner known as Echelon has been doing this for years. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming western democracy.

What are you going to do about it?

In Britain, on instructions from the CIA, secret courts are to deal with “terror suspects”. Habeas Corpus is dying. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that five men, including three British citizens, can be extradited to the US even though none except one has been charged with a crime. All have been imprisoned for years under the 2003 US/UK Extradition Treaty which was signed one month after the criminal invasion of Iraq. The European Court had condemned the treaty as likely to lead to “cruel and unusual punishment”. One of the men, Babar Ahmad, was awarded 63,000 pounds compensation for 73 recorded injuries he sustained in the custody of the Metropolitan Police. Sexual abuse, the signature of fascism, was high on the list. Another man is a schizophrenic who has suffered a complete mental collapse and is in Broadmoor secure hospital; another is a suicide risk. To the Land of the Free, they go – along with young Richard O’Dwyer, who faces 10 years in shackles and an orange jump suit because he allegedly infringed US copyright on the internet.

As the law is politicised and Americanised, these travesties are not untypical. In upholding the conviction of a London university student, Mohammed Gul, for disseminating “terrorism” on the internet, Appeal Court judges in London ruled that “acts… against the armed forces of a state anywhere in the world which sought to influence a government and were made for political purposes” were now crimes. Call to the dock Thomas Paine, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela.

What are you going to do about it?

The prognosis is clear now: the malignancy that Norman Mailer called “pre fascist” has metastasized. The US attorney-general, Eric Holder, defends the “right” of his government to assassinate American citizens. Israel, the protege, is allowed to aim its nukes at nukeless Iran. In this looking glass world, the lying is panoramic. The massacre of 17 Afghan civilians on 11 March, including at least nine children and four women, is attributed to a “rogue” American soldier. The “authenticity” of this is vouched by President Obama himself, who had “seen a video” and regards it as “conclusive proof”. An independent Afghan parliamentary investigation produces eyewitnesses who give detailed evidence of as many as 20 soldiers, aided by a helicopter, ravaging their villages, killing and raping: a standard, if marginally more murderous US special forces “night raid”.

Take away the videogame technology of killing – America’s contribution to modernity – and the behaviour is traditional. Immersed in comic-book righteousness, poorly or brutally trained, frequently racist, obese and led by a corrupt officer class, American forces transfer the homicide of home to faraway places whose impoverished struggles they cannot comprehend. A nation founded on the genocide of the native population never quite kicks the habit. Vietnam was “Indian country” and its “slits” and “gooks” were to be “blown away”.

The blowing away of hundreds of mostly women and children in the Vietnamese village of My Lai in 1968 was also a “rogue” incident and, profanely, an “American tragedy” (the cover headline of Newsweek). Only one of 26 men prosecuted was convicted and he was let go by President Richard Nixon. My Lai is in Quang Ngai province where, as I learned as a reporter, an estimated 50,000 people were killed by American troops, mostly in what they called “free fire zones”. This was the model of modern warfare: industrial murder.

Like Iraq and Libya, Afghanistan is a theme park for the beneficiaries of America’s new permanent war: Nato, the armaments and hi-tech companies, the media and a “security” industry whose lucrative contamination is a contagion on everyday life. The conquest or “pacification” of territory is unimportant. What matters is the pacification of you, the cultivation of your indifference.

What are you going to do about it?

The descent into totalitarianism has landmarks. Any day now, the Supreme Court in London will decide whether the WikiLeaks editor, Julian Assange, is to be extradited to Sweden. Should this final appeal fail, the facilitator of truth-telling on an epic scale, who is charged with no crime, faces solitary confinement and interrogation on ludicrous sex allegations. Thanks to a secret deal between the US and Sweden, he can be “rendered” to the American gulag at any time. In his own country, Australia, prime minister Julia Gillard has conspired with those in Washington she calls her “true mates” to ensure her innocent fellow citizen is fitted for his orange jump suit just in case he should make it home. In February, her government wrote a “WikiLeaks Amendment” to the extradition treaty between Australia and the US that makes it easier for her “mates” to get their hands on him. She has even given them the power of approval over Freedom of Information searches – so that the world outside can be lied to, as is customary.

What are you going to do about it?
http://infowars.com/you-are-all-susp…to-do-about-it

Posted by Bill Ryan here:

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?44570-You-are-all-suspects-now.-What-are-you-going-to-do-about-it-JOHN-PILGER

U.S. Officials Continue to Shift Focus From al Qaeda to ‘Home-Grown Extremists’


Madison Ruppert
End the Lie
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:08 CDT
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Last year I broke down a report from the Homeland Security Policy Institute which not only lent support for increasingly harsh and widespread police state measures, but also served to shift attention away from the supposed threat posed by foreign terrorist groups towards the alleged threat of domestic terrorists.

One of the prime targets for demonization by both the establishment media and law enforcement has been the so-called “sovereign citizen” movement, something which I have written about previously here at End the Lie.

This is all part of a concerted effort to turn almost everything into a sign of potential terrorist activity while breeding a culture of delusional paranoia, citizen spying and ubiquitous surveillance.

Now U.S. government officials have said that al Qaeda’s core organization cannot carry out another attack like the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, atomic or radiological attack over the next year are minimal.

Interestingly, this view expressed by the deputy director of U.S. National Intelligence Robert Cardillo conflicts with the ludicrous claims made recently about al Qaeda potentially planning another 9/11 in an attempt to justify an extended American military presence in Afghanistan.

Cardillo and other anonymous U.S. officials described their assessments on a conference call with journalists during which they claimed that the Arab Spring is also helping weaken the “core” al Qaeda organization.

However, al Qaeda has been quite vocal in showing support for Western-backed uprisings in Syria and Libya, which is hardly surprising when one is aware of what al Qaeda actually is and what purpose they serve, especially in the current events in the Middle East.

Mark Hosenball reports for the Associated Press that, “More worrying to U.S. counterterrorism officials and their allies abroad is the possibility of home-grown extremists, or “lone wolves,” who are radicalized over the Internet or in small cells, but who also now are being given encouragement by media outlets connected to al Qaeda and its affiliates.”

The officials would not go as far as to say that al Qaeda is on the brink of “strategic defeat,” since this would completely eradicate the primary justification for the American police state along with the Department of Homeland Security’s massive operations, the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, etc.

While discounting the planning power and resources available to the “core” al Qaeda organization, these officials did identify four loosely affiliated groups which they say still pose “threats of greater or lesser degree to U.S. interests”

They claim that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is the most dangerous group, which is hardly surprising seeing as they need to justify bombing people without knowing who they are and killing American citizens based on secret legal justifications.

They also cited al Qaeda in Iraq – which emerged thanks to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and subsequent occupation – which they claim maintains “a potentially lethal presence” in Iraq.

Furthermore, they claim al Qaeda in Iraq may be expanding operations into Syria, although they admitted that they do not think that it poses a threat to U.S. interests outside of that region.

They also brought up al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which is in the North Africa region, although they said that it is mostly engaged in criminal activities like kidnapping for ransom money.

However, they did say that they were worried that these tactics could eventually become “more spectacular kidnappings intended to win publicity for militant causes.”

The officials noted that despite a short period during which Somalia’s al Shabaab enjoyed attention from “disillusioned Islamic youths in both the United States and Europe,” they are now seeing a measurable falloff in the organization’s Western support and recruiting.

However, an anonymous official in counterterrorism noted that it is “clear we’ve made progress towards defeating al Qaeda the organization,” although the ideology and other elements of the organization remain intact.

He also claimed that “a number of active networks in the United Kingdom” remain.

I see this as part of the larger push to shift the attention away from foreign threats and towards the people of the United States in order to legitimize the ludicrous spending and eradication of liberties required to maintain the American police state.

TSA Treats 95-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Veteran Like a “Terrorist,” $300 Stolen


by Paul Joseph Watson
Global Research, April 19, 2012
Wheelchair-bound 95-year-old veteran Omer Petti and his 85-year-old partner Madge Woodward were treated like terrorists by TSA agents at San Diego International airport, ostensibly so TSA workers could separate them from $300 dollars in cash which subsequently went missing.

“Can you imagine an 85-year-old lady and 95-year-old retired Air Force Major in wheelchairs being treated like terrorists?” Petti asked the Detroit News’ Marney Keenan.
Given the TSA’s recent history – yes – veterans and old people are two of the federal agency’s primary targets and are routinely subjected to intense harassment and abuse.
After Petti had removed his shoes, belt, clothing and other accessories he was ordered by a TSA agent to place a money clip containing $300 in folded bills into its own separate bin.
After walking through a metal detector, both Petti and Woodward were patted down, with Woodward being taken to a separate room for extra “screening” due to the fact that residue from her nitroglycerin heart pills had set off an alarm.
“When I was patted down, I’ve never before been touched in every part of my body before,” Woodward said.
After TSA workers had routed through their personal belongings and fondled their every body part , the two were allowed to leave but Petti noticed the $300 was missing.
“When I told him we were going to miss our flight he asked me if I was objecting or refusing his request.” Petti says. “I said: ‘No, I’d do anything I was asked, I would just like to know where my $300 went.’ “
Fearing they would miss their flight, Petti and Woodward had to settle for filling out a “Tort Claim Package,” and were subsequently rushed to the departure point at a dangerously high speed by a wheel chair attendant.
After analyzing security tapes of the incident, San Diego Harbor Police said the footage was “too blurry,” and the TSA seemingly just wants Petti to forget about his missing $300.
Without writing an article of book-length proportions it is impossible to list all the examples of TSA agents having been caught in criminal acts. It comes to the point where simply regurgitating prior incidents serves no purpose. There can no longer be any doubt that the Transportation Security Administration has become a beacon for perverts and criminals who take a TSA job because it gives them free reign to abuse, sexually harass and steal from the public – often targeting the weakest members of society.
Let’s try a different approach. Listed below are just the most recent headlines from Google News concerning TSA workers involved in criminal activity, negligence and harassment.
  • TSA agents admit to working with CT drug dealers
  • Former TSA officer pleads guilty to drug charge
  • TSA employee indicted for stealing iPads
  • Bar Refaeli Latest Victim of TSA Groping
  • TSA to harass Americans on Buses too
  • Video captures woman’s agonized sobs during TSA pat down
  • Are TSA Agents Too Rude??
  • TSA bars security guru from perv scanner testimony
  • Ex-TSA official charged in prostitution case
  • TSA agent attacks pilot with cup of hot coffee
  • Newark Airport closes after TSA agent dozes
  • TSA Agents Fired Gun, Threw Furniture Out Window in Drunken Hotel Ruckus
  • TSA body scanners’ apparent flaw raises airport security concerns
  • US body scanners go unused in several airports, wasting millions
  • TSA staff need to be more friendly to foreign visitors – US senator
  • Ex-Boston TSA screener sentenced for child porn
  • TSA Whistleblower: Body Scanners Routinely Fail
  • TSA Brags About Creating “Imperious” Security Team
Remember, all these stories are just from the past couple of weeks. How can any federal agency with this level of rampant corruption, incompetence, criminality and sheer negative publicity still manage to survive in its current form?

If the words of former TSA head Kip Hawley
, who this week spoke of how the TSA had made traveling within the United States an “unending nightmare,” carry any weight, hopefully not for very much longer.
Paul Joseph Watson is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by Paul Joseph Watson

61-Year Old Woman Violently Arrested After Peacefully Protesting a Koch Funded Meeting


Note: Kansas Gov. Brownback’s disturbing comments posted on the Heritage Foundation’s web site:

A 61 year old woman with a husband taking care of their disabled child at home while she’s out disrupting the actions of elected officials. Protesting instead of caring for her child, hopefully the cops beat some sense into her but I doubt it, wild indians on the war path are totally out of control. Sounds like a state social services case manager needs to take charge of the child to insure that it is receiving appropriate care !”

Anyone who still votes Republican seriously needs to reassess their position,  this is not the same GOP of the good ole days. It’s owned by fascists like the Koch brothers, nothing more than psychopaths fashioning themselves after feudal lords hell bent on hording the wealth and turning the clock back to the dark ages.

Phone numbers are listed at the bottom if you wish to voice your concerns over this incident.

From: Nation of Change

On November 16th, protestors in Wichita, Kansas registered and attended Governor Brownsback’s Town Hall Meeting focusing on child poverty in the state. The group planned to protest the Governor’s decisions on how to improve the poverty level of children in Kansas. To date, Governor Brownback has cut funds for several educational and healthcare programs for children and adolescents while 75,000 children in Kansas are without health insurance.

All citizens in attendance were made to sit at assigned tables while listening to speeches sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, a think tank funded by the Koch Brothers. The meeting that took place failed to discuss Brownback’s several poor decisions and instead was a subtle promotion for marriage in Kansas – something that the speaker related to the poverty level.

At the end of the speech, protestors stood with their backs to the speaker and read their own statement to educate those in attendance on the cuts that Brownback has orchestrated. At the end of this statement, as the protestors attempted to walk out quietly, police officers entered the building and arrested Doris Gent (Ravenfeather), a 61-year-old Native American woman.

Doris was arrested brutally, with onlookers describing the police twisting her arm behind her violently and pushing her against the wall. The police were so forceful she was left with several bruises and a strained neck, prompting a visit Wesley Hospital’s Emergency Room the next day. Meanwhile, Doris had a husband at home caring for their disabled child.

Doris was released after she was charged but will have to return for her trial on April 20, 2012. We ask you to support the activists that are attempting to get the charges against her dropped. We believe that she is being used to set an example for simply exercising her right to peacefully protest.

Please call the Wichita Mayor and City Council. Please make your calls from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily until 4/20. Go To Facebook Events Page: Drop the Charges Against Doris ‘Ravenfeather’ Gent and also: Pack the Courtroom for Doris Ravenfeather!
City phone #(316) 268-4331 Fax# (316) 858-7743
Connect with City Council members or leave a message.

This article was published at NationofChange at: http://www.nationofchange.org/61-year-old-woman-violently-arrested-after-peacefully-protesting-koch-funded-meeting-1334850629. All rights are reserved.

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