America Part 2
Americans are getting frustrated and angry with other Americans. This is because America is becoming the land of less opportunity, decreasing standard of living, lesser quality of life, more politically dishonest and corrupt, increasingly unequal justice, and a nation of total control. They are destroying your life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Because of globalization, it is believed the United States of America will soon become like all other third world countries where corruption is the only way it operates!
Those in power want illegal immigrants and anti-American foreigners to profit from cheap labor and for other purposes. Educators preach globalism because they love to get the money from anti-American foreigners. The US military wants to recruit illegal immigrants, criminals, gang members, and even foreigners to get military training at your expense. Then they will become the police force for their police state when they survive war, comeback to America, given citizenship, and get government benefits. They want to allow foreign military forces and foreigners as the police to be used inside America to enforce and kill other Americans. This is high treason in the USA unless you accept this devious plan to disregard the US Constitution and to sell out America.
The powerful globalist dream of a global monopoly because they only care about their money, profit, greed, and selfishness. And there are US citizens in high places that say the US Constitution is archaic and no longer relevant. Because of globalization, they want a constitional convention to change the Constitution of the United States of America so that it will give you less freedom. But they are beginning to have problems because Americans have begun to awaken to the reality that the vision of global corporations and transnational elites cannot be realized without the death of the American republic. And so the fight against them is long overdue.
Do not get me wrong because globalization is here to stay and it is good only if it is done with fair-trade and with human rights that stop tyranny. But what is wrong is unfair-trade [called free-trade to make it sound great] globalization just for the benefit of the wealthy few in multinational corporations, international financial institutions, and high government offices who are globally and totally taking advantage of everybody else.
Astronauts in space often remark
how nice it is to see the Earth with no political borders, but
having strong borders are essential to keep out the tyrants and
enemies. Borders are necessary to keep our republic with a
democracy like firewalls to stop fires from spreading or computer
firewalls to stop trojans.
But the globalist dream of erasing political borders because it makes it easier for their corporate consolidations, easier for their monopolizing the world, and easier for their global population control!
Civil war could be coming soon,
while the "War on Terror" has nothing to do with
stopping it but is encouraging it! It has caused more hatred to
breed more hatred. Some experts predict there is now a greater than 50
percent chance that a nuclear weapon or weapons will go off
inside the US with the disregard for protecting our
borders and especially if war starts with Iran inflaming all Moslems. After that happens the US could divide into seven
separate sections due to the multiple ethnic groups in America.
Violent crimes are already skyrocketing everywhere because of high gas prices, less affordable housing, rising food prices, illegal immigration, etc. If they crash the US economy or currency, that will guarantee a civil war (or worse) as the criminals will be the only ones making money.
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=MS-13+gangs Coming across our borders with paramilitary training ready to attack inside the USA!
Jump to America's Urban Warfare
To be a democracy there must be transparency in government and corporations to its citizens. Americans no longer have that with the obsession of secrecy by the authorities. You do not have a democracy when the goverment and corporations use continuous deception and lies on its citizens.
Those in power know that when they violate the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution to prevent the freedom of speech there is no longer a way to have a nonviolent redress against those in power, only violent redress is left. That is when gun confiscation becomes desirable by those in power.
Amendment I of the Constitution of the United States of America: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States of America: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
When they take your guns remember this, never in history were slaves allowed to have guns. But the rich and powerful (even the antigun) will stay surrounded by bodyguards armed with guns.
Wake up Americans!
Do your research.
Find the evidence.
Have some courage!
Spread the information.
Become an activist.
Start a movement for truth, justice, a better America, and to stop violations of the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is no longer about defending our
freedoms, it is about winning them back!
It was a Christian named Patrick Henry who wanted the Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution. "Give me liberty or give me death" was his famous quote.
Believing in freedom and following the US Constitution has become radical!
America was already a very
controlled society before 9/11 yet that did not prevent the
terrorist attacks in America. The laws before September 11 of
2001 and before today's new draconian laws were enough to have
http://www.transparency.org/ global non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption
Also, see freedoms around the world and notice where the United States stands.
It was anti-American foreign students (according to the US government it was Wahabbis, mostly Saudis) that had USA visas that caused the worst terrorism inside the USA on 9/11. But instead, the US government-corporatocracy thinks all the normal citizens are the evil ones that must be watched and totally controlled.
Schools for higher learning in the US that welcome foreign students for profit is worth investigating and correcting.
of you who were purposely dumbed down by the educational system
and the media, do your research. Research the Kennedy assassination. Research
who is really trying to control your life. Research the true history, not their rewritten
history from school books and the mainstream media (such as the History Channel). Research the New World Order.
Hitler in Nazi Germany was quoted as mentioning a New World Order, then Gary Hart who tried to run for President (a CFR member) and President Bush (senior - a CFR member) mentioned it over a dozen times!
A New World Order that creates their dream of a new totalitarian psychopathic technocracy for total control with the option of rapid population reduction with no escape. Population reduction disguised to make it look like some other group or something else did it.
New World Order to make you powerless and reduce the world population.
We know that secret organizations obtained perfectionism with the JFK assassinations and other covert operations using patsies, mind-controlled assassins, and proxies to cover the original guilty parties from guilt by putting the blame on others.
Jump to the new Kennedy assassination evidence!
Also, framing political dissenters with counter-intelligence infiltration to make them look really bad by using covert provoketeers.
Jump to Cointel!
Many people like to use the rule of
law to say that is the only way you have a civilized society. But
the rule of law has been abused in America to create so many laws
that everybody is going to break the law without even trying. The
rule-of-law abusers have made it a scheme to use any guilt to
take your money, property, freedom, right, and privilege by their
choosing. The exception to their scheme is
for a few of those that make the laws, a few of those that
enforce the laws, and a few of those that can afford the laws
because they are the few of those that are above the law. They
have created loyally abusive authorities through brainwashing and manipulated citizens
through mind control in order to continue their scheme to take
without their guilt, but by your guilt. It was a dream of Adolph
Hitler and Nazi Germany that failed, but the rule-of-law abusers
are modifying Nazi ideas plus population-control ideas by way of
deception to try in making the "New World Order" a
Their were civilized societies that allowed torture that became a despotic nation with sadistic authorties. Some people have reported being tortured when under arrest, in jails or prisons in America, Israel, Canada, England, etc. New 'so called' nonlethal weapons can be added to their manuals on torture.
The government has used 9/11 to
create a police state in America and globally. It is mainly to
serve the elite, not so much to protect the average citizen. You
are guilty until proven innocent, like the ancient Napoleonic laws!
There is enough evidence that show the 9/11 attacks should had been prevented by the US government.
You will have to find the truth yourself since the mainstream corporate media conspires with the government to produce government and corporate propaganda and lies mixed in with their news to give you misinformation and disinformation.
http://oversight.house.gov/ uncovering just a few lies
9/11 Truth Movements
Gross incompetence, culpable
negligence, dereliction of duty, crime of torture, obstruction of justice, obstruction of Congress, perjury, making false statements, high treason, and/or conspiracy [it only takes two or more people to make a conspiracy] relating to the before and after of the 9/11 attacks by the few that were in power continues without justice and punishment. It is like they are above the law.
They are trying to impeach the
Vice President first before impeaching the President.
Our government is not operating in our best interest!
People in government and
military positions take an oath to support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign
You could say there are domestic enemies in high office that ignore and attack the Constitution of the United States, so why is nobody in power following their oath.
http://www.nswbc.org/ National Security Whistleblowers Coalition
The irony of all this is
that Europeans created America to escape oppression and suppression from aristocratic, despotic,
plutocratic, feudalist, fascist, and megalomanic leadership, only
to get it back. Unless there is another revolution, perhaps a
military coup to restore the US Constitution.
No term limits for a
President of the United States of America.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [Democrat-Maryland-District 5]
Rep Berman, Howard L. [Democrat-California-District 28]
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [Democrat-New Jersey-District 6]
Rep Sabo, Martin Olav [Democrat-Minnesota-District 5]
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [Republican-Wisconsin-District 5]
If a 2/3 of Congress voted for it next month, and 3/4 of the states ratified this fall it would go into effect next year. This can pass any time within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification.
Article II of the
Constitution allows only natural born citizens to be eligible for
the Office of President. But there are plans to change the
Constitution to allow foreign born persons who have been citizens
of the United States for at least 20 years to be eligible for
President or Vice President.
Sponsor: Rep Snyder, Vic (D) [AR-2] (introduced 6/11/2003)
Rep Issa, Darrell E. - 6/11/2003 (R) [CA-49]
Rep Frank, Barney - 6/11/2003 (D) [MA-4]
Rep Delahunt, William D. - 6/18/2003 (D) [MA-10]
Rep Shays, Christopher - 6/18/2003 (R) [CT-4]
Rep LaHood, Ray - 6/26/2003 (R) [IL-18]
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. - 9/4/2003 (D) [MI-14]
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. (D) [MI-14] (introduced 9/3/2003)
Rep Sherman, Brad (D) [CA-27] - 9/23/2003
Sponsor: Rep Rohrabacher, Dana (R) [CA-46] (introduced 9/15/2004)
Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. (R) [UT] (introduced 7/10/2003)
http://www.house.gov/judiciary/submembers.htm Subcommittee on the Constitution
Creating an incident that
calls for martial law (military rule) would eliminate the entire
US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Retired General Tommy Franks
said that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass
destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will
likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
"It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and
a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the
Western world it may be in the United States of America
that causes our population to question our own
Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to
avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which
in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution."
The terrorists win if
American bureaucrats become scared enough to inexcusably restrict
the American people in the name of security. Government has
become scared because they are closing things that should remain
open to American citizens.
Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
Presidents of the United
States, U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court are
increasingly basing their decisions on international law rather
than the U.S. Constitution.
The ignorance of the
current masses is particularly calamitous in the areas of
knowledge, leading to an easily manipulable citizenry. How could
have this been done?
1. The destruction of America's educational system
2. The deliberate development of a mindless citizenry manipulated by brainwashing and propaganda
3. The substitution of America's political and cultural structures with a new reactionary ideology
Modified 'food for
thought' taken from:
To control teachers who
criticize America's policies it is proposed to establish a
federal board that would control what may or may not be taught.
The board would consist of members from Homeland Security, the
Department of Defense, and the National Security Agency.
Vanquishing Ignorance By Norman D. Livergood
Freedom Requires Intelligence By Norman D. Livergood
Thought police in American
schools and rotten history textbooks are as great a threat to
American freedoms as al-Qaeda terrorists, Pulitzer Prize-winning
presidential biographer David McCullough said.
McCullough calls national 'amnesia' threat to liberty By George Archibald
Escaping The Digital Dark Age by Stewart Brand
The Subversion of Education in
America: Lesson #1
By Alan Caruba
Your Bill of Rights repealed By John David Rose
You Won the Battle But Lost the War By Aaron Zelman
George Orwell's book, '1984'.
In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of
Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is
slavery," and "Ignorance is strength."
1984 Is Here! by Nat Hentoff
Power corrupts and
absolute power corrupts absolutely!
Any power that can be
abused will be abused. Abuse of power always expands to stop
resistance against it. If people do not resist abuses of power,
they will have no one to resist the abuses and tyranny will
We live in a time of national crisis, when our safety is threatened by terrorist attacks without warning. Often the first instinct of government in such circumstances is to grant itself more power and control over us and to sweep away the checks and balances that keep government honest.
Those who would use the tragic events of September 11 to create repression will do far more lasting harm to our society than any terrorist ever could. Those of you who allow it to happen will bear some responsibility.
Foolish people will plead
for leaders to deliver them from evil and will allow individual
rights to be relinquished if they feel their government can
guarantee their well being. In all wisdom, do not sacrifice your
personal freedoms in the fight against terrorism. There are
effective ways to fight terrorism without destroying liberties of
The Liberty Committee - Free Congress Foundation
Government can call you a terrorist defined by them as 'domestic terrorism' - "... activities that appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence government policy by intimidation or coercion..."
The Homeland Security Department has warned local law enforcement agencies to keep an eye on anyone who "expressed dislike of attitudes and decisions of the U.S. government." If local police departments followed this advice, millions of Americans could be added to the official list as potential terrorists.
Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403
Scientific advances make the implementation of fascism much easier. New technologies have given the government Orwellian capabilities. Programs now exist to decipher every stroke made on a computer keyboard, to spy upon people from great distances, to create databases designed to blacklist and harass citizens who disagree with their government policies, and to install microchips into vehicles, and even into people, to monitor their every move. In addition, advances in genetics provide the opportunity to establish a "master race," simply by denying insurance or other medical care to those with genetic proclivities to certain diseases, and to create DNA databases that will enable the government to categorize and/or spy upon individuals with certain genetic predispositions.
Whether by chance or design, President George W. Bush is the most powerful American president in modern history. Not only does he have both houses of Congress beholden to Republicans, but the majority of the Supreme Court is beholden to him.
WALKS LIKE A DUCK; TALKS LIKE A DUCK... By Charlotte Iserbyt
Are Parallels To Nazi Germany Crazy? by Harley Sorensen
How Hitler Became a Dictator by Jacob G. Hornberger
When Democracy Failed: The Warnings
by Thom Hartmann
http://www.thirdreich.net/Thought_They_Were_Free.html by Milton Mayer
Beware of fake, phony, or
hypocrite Christians in power! Beware of big money TV evangelist!
"An evil exists that threatens every man, woman, and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland." - Adolf Hitler, proposing the creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany.
Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in wartime, is very common.
7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is common for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.
12. Obsessions with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
1. Create a terrifying internal and external enemy.
2. Create a prison system outside the rule of law.
3. Develop a paramilitary police force wearing black mask to terrorize citizens.
4. Set up an internal surveillance system on the majority of ordinary people.
5. Infiltrate and harass US citizen political activists.
6. Engage in arbitrary detention of US citizen political activists.
7. Target key individuals that are high-up with job loss.
8. Control the news with a stream of false information making it hard to sort out truth from untruth.
9. Define dissent as treason and criticism as terrorism.
10. Declare military martial law from a state of emergency.
That equals totalitarian facism!
The security of electronic voting
machines will always create a risk of voter fraud without
There is the glut of "recreational" technology to keep Americans inactive and thus ill-informed: computer games, videos and DVDs, 24-hour sports broadcasts, hundreds of television channels available through cable or satellite, and a media enamored with a "cult-of-celebrity" to distract the populace with superficialities (innocuously called "infotainment") while social injustices are ignored and freedom and democracy decimated. In fact some social critics recently noted the irony that more outrage had been generated over the methods used to select a champion in college football than the methods used to elect a president.
Under our form of government, an informed and educated electorate is essential. There can be no lasting freedom without it.
http://voting.idlecircuits.com/ American Democracy at Risk by Bob Kibrick
http://www.nass.org/ National Association of Secretaries of State
http://avirubin.com/vote.pdf ISI Researchers Identify Security
Flaws in Electronic Voting System
The electronic voting system could be easily exploited by an individual or group intent on tampering with election results.
registration can allow fake or dead voters to cast a vote!
The Year Democracy Ended by Bob Fitrakis
NIST Ignores Scientific Method For Voting Technology By Lynn Landes
Diebold's Shocking War Against
Black Box Voting.com From Bev Harris
ISP Bludgeoned to Submission by Latest Diebold Threat
http://www.blackboxvoting.com/ blocked by Diebold Election Systems using the DMCA law
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/ or http://www.talion.com/blackboxvoting.org.htm
Diebold Internal Memos Admit Voting
US election fraud scandal looms? By Egan Orion
Diebold Machines Yield Fishy CA Results
Election-Fraud Website Removed Before Tuesday Recall Vote by Tom Flocco
HR 2239 Would Force Black Box Voting Paper Trail
Swarthmore Coalition for
the Digital Commons stands up to Diebold
'Horrifying': Computer Experts Fear
Fraud in Recall Vote
BlackBoxVoting.org Kept Offline During CA Recall
Black Box Voting Report Covering The October 7th, 2003 California Gubernatorial Recall Election
http://bbvreport.org or http://whitestarwebsitedesign.com/bbvreport/index.php
manufacturer Diebold has agreed to withdraw its cease-and-desist
orders against privacy groups and several ISPs that had hosted or
linked to sites that published internal e-mails discussing
problems with e-voting technology. Privacy groups The Online
Policy Group (OPG) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
called the Diebold withdrawal an initial victory in their efforts
to set new precedents in how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(DMCA) is applied.
Democrats Send Mixed Signals In Voting Technology Debate By Lynn Landes
The Pentagon is putting the finishing touches on an electronic voting system that will allow military personnel and other Americans living abroad to cast their ballots through the Internet in the 2004 elections. To use the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE), a prospective voter must visit http://www.serveusa.gov.
The four computer security
experts say the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting
Experiment, or SERVE, could be tampered with to change votes or
gather information about users.
The experts specified these risks, among others:
"Not only could a political party attempt to manipulate an election by attacking SERVE, but so could individual hackers, criminals, terrorists, organizations such as the Mafia and even other countries," the report said.
Four computer security
experts have warned proponents of Internet voting that such
systems cannot be secured against fraud.
Federal remote voting system called flawed
Bush 'stole' the presidential election
Congressional Schedules - Search for Bills (i.e. hr3489)
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LEGISLATION RELATED TO THE ATTACK
OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Terrorism Law and Policy
Executive Orders And Laws relating
to National Emergencies
Federal Register - List of Executive Orders check Executive Order 13233
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Presidential Directives and Executive Orders
State of Florida Executive Orders or http://fcn.state.fl.us/b_eog/owa/b_eog_www.exec_orders_display.list_orders
Secrecy and Security News
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
International Freedom of Expression eXchange
The Freedom Forum
Radio-Television News Directors Association
American Society of Newspaper Editors - First Amendment
Progress and Freedom Foundation
Center for Digital Democracy
Free Expression Clearinghouse - A Guide to Free Speech and the First
Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
Homeland Security and for Other Purposes
Congress and President
Bush renew the Patriot Act in 2006.
The House of Representatives, ignoring protests about civil liberties, renewed the USA Patriot Act on July 21, 2005 mostly along party lines, to make permanent the government's unprecedented powers.
The House voted to extend indefinitely the USA Patriot Act, while limiting to 10 years two provisions of the law allowing federal agents to use roving wiretaps and to search library and medical records.
President Bush cheered the
The Homeland Security Act (now a Public Law No. 107-296) will allow a virtual, centralized grand database from commercial and government sources. It is a supersnoop's dream of total information awareness about every U.S. citizen. The net effect will be to consolidate more information with the government and make less available to the public.
They even sneaked in the CSEA into the Patriot Act!
Another provision sneaked-in
appears to be based on similar provisions granting broad
mandatory vaccination and quarantine powers to governors like the
opposed controversial "Model Health Emergency Powers Act." It also denies lawsuits
against companies that produce bad vaccines.
Sen Byrd Blasts Homeland Bill - 'This Is A Hoax'
Debate Heats Up Over Data Privacy, Terror Fight by Ben Worthen
In the latest episode of continuing adventures with the USA Patriot Act, FBI agents say they have used the new anti-terrorism law to prosecute a political bribery case centered on the owner of some Las Vegas strip clubs. What do topless dancers in Vegas have to do with terrorism, you may ask? Nothing, everyone agrees, unless perhaps you count the violence that some of the ladies inflict on the wallets of their mostly male clientele.
The Patriot Act, passed in the panicky weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, allows the government to peak into the personal affairs of many people, not just suspected terrorists. The law's powers only begin with suspected terrorists. We have yet to learn how far it extends. "The Patriot Act was not meant to be just for terrorism," Department of Justice spokesman Mark Corallo told a reporter.
Continuing to give government more powers could be dangerous. What is the quickest way to tyranny and the best way to prevent terrorism? The answer is the same: consolidate law-enforcement agencies. The more you push toward consolidating law enforcement and information gathering, the closer you get to pushing the balance back toward that thing this country was founded to escape: tyranny. A lot of people are not seeing the need for this balance. Congress should not consolidate police and intelligence gathering under the FBI, CIA or any other alphabet agency.
http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/cong009.html 107th Search Terms: "Homeland Security Act of 2002"
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/publaw/107publ.html go to Pub.L. 107-056 and Pub.L. 107-296
USA Patriot Act (Public
Law No. 107-56) - H.R. 3162, the "Uniting and Strengthening
America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and
Obstruct Terrorism" passed the 107th Congress in the House
of Representatives by a 357-66 margin and the Senate on a 98-1
vote and enthusiastically endorsed and signed into law by
President Bush (R-TX) on October 26, 2001. The measure greatly
expands the federal law-enforcement powers, including the
authority to conduct secret searches, make secret arrests and
secretly scan electronic communications without a court order.
However, a broad coalition across the political spectrum is
raising criticism against the act, along with some experts on law
enforcement and national security.
http://www.bordc.org/ Bill of Rights Defense Committee
http://www.bordc.org/OtherLocalEfforts.htm Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Big Brother takes grip on America
Exposé Of Creeping Orwellianism In The US By Jenni Russell
US Patriot Act Looks Like Totalitarianism By Barbara Sumner Burstyn
Some of the fundamental
changes to Americans' legal rights by the Bush administration and
the USA Patriot Act following the terror-attacks:
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION
Government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity to assist terror investigation.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Government has closed once-public immigration hearings, has secretly detained hundreds of people without charges, and has encouraged bureaucrats to resist public record requests.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Government may prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone that the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation.
RIGHT TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION
Government may monitor federal prison jailhouse-conversations between attorneys and clients, and deny lawyers to Americans accused of crimes.
FREEDOM FROM UNREASONABLE SEARCHES
Government may search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist terror investigation.
RIGHT TO A SPEEDY AND PUBLIC TRIAL
Government may jail Americans indefinitely without a trial.
RIGHT TO LIBERTY
Americans may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them.
Justice Dept. Drafts Sweeping
Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Act
The Center for Public Integrity Publishes Secret Draft of Patriot II Legislation
Feb. 7, 2003 --The Bush Administration is preparing a bold, comprehensive sequel to the USA Patriot Act passed in the wake of September 11, 2001, which will give the government broad, sweeping new powers to increase domestic intelligence-gathering, surveillance and law enforcement prerogatives, and simultaneously decrease judicial review and public access to information.
http://infowars.com/print_patriotact2_analysis.htm and http://infowars.com/patriotact2.htm
http://www.lchr.org/ Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
http://larouchein2004.net/pages/pressreleases/2003/030316patriotii.htm Stop Ashcroft's "Heinrich Himmler II" Bill -- While You Still Can
http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/145 The Consequences of Criminalizing Crypto
http://www.nacdl.org/public.nsf/freeform/terrorism1?opendocument National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:S00022: A bill to enhance domestic
security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD] (introduced 1/7/2003)
Congressional Republicans, working with the Bush administration, are maneuvering to make permanent the sweeping anti-terrorism powers granted to federal law-enforcement agents after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, officials said. The move is likely to touch off strong objections from many Democrats and even some Republicans in Congress who believe that the Patriot Act, as the legislation that grew out of the attacks is known, has already given the government too much power to spy on Americans. But Republicans in the Senate in recent days have discussed a proposal, authored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that would repeal the so-called sunset provisions and make the expanded powers permanent, officials said. The Patriot Act I was set to expire in 3 years from the date of its enactment.
legislation sponsored by Senators Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Charles
Schumer, D-N.Y., called the Kyl-Schumer measure would eliminate
the need for federal agents seeking secret surveillance warrants
to show that a suspect is affiliated with a foreign power or
agent, such as a terrorist group.
Bush Seeks to Expand Access to Private Data by Eric Lichtblau
The Justice Department raised strong objections July 23, 2003, to a surprising House vote against covert "sneak and peek" searches in criminal investigations, a move that sponsors said reflected civil liberties concerns raised by the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act. By a 309-118 vote, the House struck the first serious blow against the law, passed shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks.
"I think the message that 309 votes tells me is that people have the opportunity to look back and say, 'What have we really done?" said Rep. C.L. "Butch" Otter, R-Idaho. "I think it's given unbridled authority to the federal law enforcement agencies." The measure sponsored by Otter would prevent federal dollars from being spent to implement warrants that delay notification that a covert search is being conducted. The USA Patriot Act established uniform national standards for what are sometimes known as "black bag" or "sneak and peek" searches.
The amendment was attached
to the annual spending bill for the Justice Department and other
agencies, which passed the House. The bill moves on to the
Senate, giving the Bush administration time to get it removed
later this year.
Still, civil liberties groups said that the vote underscored growing concern about the Patriot Act. They noted three states Alaska, Vermont and Hawaii and 142 local governments have passed measures opposing the act, with some taking steps to prevent local officials from complying.
The Otter amendment would
have no effect on secret search warrants obtained under the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is aimed at agents
of foreign powers such as spies and terrorists.
A push by U.S. Rep. Bernard Sanders to protect the reading habits of library and bookstore patrons from the probing eye of the federal government was dealt a setback when his amendment was blocked on procedural grounds.
Sanders' amendment, which
would prohibit the Justice Department from using any money in its
budget to search a library of booksellers under the auspices of
the USA Patriot Act, was blocked when Republican leaders barred
additional amendments to the fiscal 2004 House Appropriations
A joint House-Senate conference committee has approved a provision in the 2004 Intelligence Authorization bill that will permit the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to demand records from a number of businesses without the approval of a judge or grand jury. The measure would extend the FBI's power to seize records from banks and credit unions to securities dealers, currency exchanges, travel agencies, car dealers, post offices, casinos, pawnbrokers and any other business that, according to the government, has a "high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax or regulatory matters." Such seizures could be carried out with the approval of the judicial branch of government. Until now only banks, credit unions, and similar financial institutions were obliged to turn over such records on the FBI's demand. The provision not only permits the FBI to seize records from more kinds of businesses; it also forbids businesses from informing their clients about the seizures.
The government wants these powers in order to more effectively prosecute the "war on terrorism," although critics warn that, once given these powers, the FBI may use them in cases that are not relevant to terrorism in order to gather evidence against other targets of investigation.
The more checks and balances against government abuse are eroded, the greater that abuse.
http://www.moveon.org/gore/webcast.html Al Gore Speaks on Freedom and Security
Of the five Democratic
presidential candidates who are in Congress, only Rep. Dennis
Kucinich (D-OH) voted against the Patriot Act two years ago. Now
all of themspurred by angry would-be votershave made
bashing the law a regular campaign event. Meanwhile, three
proposed bills would amend or repeal sections of the law. One, an
amendment to a spending bill that would withhold funding for
search warrants that are kept secret from the people they are
targeting, easily passed the House (at press time, the measure
was stalled in the Senate). And bipartisan legislation called the
Benjamin Franklin True Patriot Act, sponsored by Kucinich and Rep.
Ron Paul (R-TX), would rescind several provisions of the original
Patriot Act. In early October, a bipartisan group of senators led
by Larry Craig (R-ID) introduced the Security and Freedom Ensured
Act (Safe Act), which would limit the Patriot Act's use of
warrants, wiretaps and surveillance.
Despite the outcry, the Bush administration advocates for strengthening the Patriot Act. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act, also known as Patriot II, would eliminate the 2005 expiration date and broaden the definition of terrorism.
Congress Expands FBI Spying Power By Ryan Singel
Among the new data mining
initiatives is a project known as Total Information Awareness (TIA),
a new program to aggregate and analyze information from a wide
array of public and commercial databases. The program being
developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
will be available to the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
and other government agencies, military and civilian. The program
is just one of a number of other government data mining efforts,
including FBI's Trilogy and the Dept. of Transportation's CAPPS
II. Such advanced data mining could give the government access to
the personal details of millions of Americans' lives, with
chilling effects on privacy and speech and implications for
travel, employment and other areas where screening is performed.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says in its documents that it is trying to design software that could access and analyze an unprecedented amount of data, "measured in petabytes." The data the Pentagon envisions would include all kinds of visual and text files in various formats. But if it were all simple text, one petabyte would contain enough room for almost 40 pages of information on each of the more than 6.2 billion human beings on Earth.
Scores of defense industry giants, prominent universities and small technology companies submitted proposals to design and build elements of the Pentagon Total Information Awareness anti-terrorism surveillance and analysis system.
Testing is already under way or planned at the Army Intelligence and Security Command, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency and several U.S. military commands.
The Pentagon wants to give U.S. agents fingertip access to records from around the world.
The FBI is working with the Pentagon "for possible experimentation" with the data-mining project. Disclosure of FBI involvement regarding the Total Information Awareness project only heightens concern about blurring the lines between domestic law enforcement and military security efforts.
DARPA told Congress the Total Information Awareness program would now be called the Terrorism Information Awareness program.
DARPA is currently soliciting proposals for a new "concept" called 'Lifelog' that would capture all computer-based interactions and transactions throughout the day from e-mail, calendar, instant messaging, web-based transactions, and other common computer applications. The Pentagon is shopping for ways to capture everything a person sees, says and hears from phone numbers dialed and emails viewed to every breath taken, step made and place gone. It may also include voice transactions and all interactions with media, including broadcast media, newspapers, magazines, books and other documents. The idea is to index the material, and make patterns easily retrievable.
The new 'Lifelog' project
has nothing to do with DARPA's Terrorism Awareness Information
program, a research initiative into creating a giant surveillance
system. The LifeLog goal is to create a searchable database of
human lives -- initially those of the developers -- to promote
artificial intelligence, the agency said. But it is one more
program that demands vigilant oversight because the more personal
experience that can be captured by digital means, the more
vulnerable that experience is to unwanted surveillance.
To track domestic
terrorist threats against the military, the Pentagon is creating
a new database that will contain "raw, non-validated"
reports of "anomalous activities" within the United
States. According to a Department of Defense memorandum, the
system, known as Talon, will provide a mechanism to collect and
rapidly share reports "by concerned citizens and military
members regarding suspicious incidents." Deputy Secretary of
Defense Paul Wolfowitz directed the heads of military departments
and agencies to begin producing Talon reports immediately.
An unusual coalition of
liberal and conservative advocacy groups calls it an "Orwellian
program" and "giant suspicion-generating machine."
The groups say the initiative goes against the notion that people
are innocent until proven guilty, and expressed worry that people
deemed terrorists by computer programs would not have any way of
knowing and any way of getting off such a list.
http://www.cdt.org/security/010911response.shtml Center for Democracy and Technology
http://www.aclu.org/safeandfree/safeandfreemain.cfm American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.freecongress.org/centers/tp/ccl/030509.asp Free Congress Foundation
http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=113 People For the American Way
http://www.epic.org/privacy/profiling/tia/ Electronic Privacy Information Center
http://www.conservative.org/pressroom/030408b.asp American Conservative Union
http://www.eff.org/Privacy/TIA/ Electronic Frontier Foundation
Ideological foes agree: Privacy rights in danger By BOB BARR and LAURA W. MURPHY
You Are a Suspect By William Safire
http://www.ccr-ny.org/ Center for Constitutional Rights
http://www.cnss.org/ Center for National Security Studies
http://www.pandab.org/ Privacy & American Business
http://privacy.cs.cmu.edu/ Data Privacy Lab
http://www.acm.org/usacm/ U.S. Public Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery
Congress shouldn't rush into adopting new privacy laws that could limit the government's use of data mining to identify potential terrorists said Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. He was speaking at an oversight hearing on current and future uses of data mining by the government held March 25, 2003, by the committee's subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census. "We're just at the beginning of a whole revolution," Davis said, adding that he hasn't yet figured out the right balance between protecting citizens' privacy and using available tools to track down terrorists. Rules written now might not even apply to the technology as it evolves, he said. "We're working our way through a brand-new territory for all of us," he said. "Who knows what the technologies will be tomorrow or what their application will be?"
The Data Mining and
Moratorium Act (S. 188) could put the brakes on the Bush
administration's Total Information Awareness plan. The Defense
Department is developing Total Information Awareness so federal
law enforcement agencies can sift through people's Internet,
medical, credit card, and travel records, regardless of whether
they are charged with a crime. The moratorium would require the
Departments of Homeland Security and Defense to inform Congress
of their database-sweeping activities. "There is no evidence
that data mining will, in fact, prevent terrorism," Senator
Feingold said in January. "And when one considers the
potential for errors in data, for example, credit agencies that
have data about John R. Smith on John D. Smith's credit report,
the prospect of ensnaring many innocents is real." The bill
would continue to allow existing intelligence techniques such as
computer searches of public information and suspected criminals.
The Pentagon's Plan for
Tracking Everything That Moves
Big Brother Gets a Brain by Noah Shachtman
John M. Poindexter resigned his Pentagon research job after protests from privacy advocates. He advised his boss, Anthony Tether, that he would leave the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on August 29, 2003, almost 20 months after Tether lured him from private industry back to government service to pursue his ideas for improving anti-terrorism efforts. Poindexter said that it would have been "up to the policy-makers, Congress and the public at large not DARPA to decide whether to change law and policy to permit access to such data."
This was the second time Poindexter left government under fire. He was national security adviser to President Reagan during the Iran-Contra scandal in which arms were sold to Iran to finance Nicaraguan rebels when Congress had barred such aid.
Poindexter was convicted of lying to Congress in the affair, but an appeals court overturned his five felony convictions on grounds that prosecutors could not prove their case had not been aided by Poindexter's own testimony to Congress under a grant of immunity.
House and Senate negotiators have decided to close the Total Information Awareness program but they left open the possibility that some or all of the high-powered software tools under development might be employed by different government offices to gather foreign intelligence from foreigners, U.S. citizens aboard or foreigners in this country.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who has led a campaign against the program said, "Americans on American soil are not going to be targets of TIA surveillance that would have violated their privacy and civil liberties. The government is not going to be able to pick Americans up by their ankles and shake them to see if anything funny falls out."
"The original Poindexter program would have been the biggest surveillance program in the history of the United States," he added. "Now the lights have gone out on the program conceived by John Poindexter." He said the agreement would allow foreign intelligence gathering on terrorism "without cannibalizing the civil liberties of Americans."
However, a report
accompanying a bill (H.R. 2417) said that research on the
programs can proceed even though Congress has prevented the
programs from being implemented. The bill H.R. 2417, among other
things, authorizes agencies to continue research on computerized
terrorism surveillance projects formerly operated by the Defense
Department. Those projects were widely criticized on civil
liberties grounds, prompting Congress to remove them from the
A draft of the Vital Interdiction of Criminal Terrorist Organizations Act of 2003, or VICTORY Act, which could be introduced to Congress this fall, and which appears to have been prepared by the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure would give law enforcement increased subpoena powers and more leeway over wiretap evidence and on classifying some drug offenses as terrorism.
Measures in the 89-page draft include:
Although this may not be
the final form of the act, it is just a partial listing.
Cybercrime Treaty A 'Disaster For Privacy, Security' In US By John Leyden
Operating with permission from a secretive federal court, the FBI has broken into homes, offices, hotel rooms and automobiles. They have installed hidden cameras, listened with microphones in couple's bedrooms for years, rummaged through luggage, and eavesdropped on telephone conversations. Besides break-ins, agents have pried into safe deposit boxes, watched from afar with video cameras and binoculars and intercepted e-mails. They have planted microphones, computer bugs and other high-tech tracking devices. Only a fraction of surveillance cases each year result in any kind of public disclosure, so little is known outside classified circles about how they work. Most Americans never see this side of the FBI. The average citizen has no idea whether information about them might be caught up in one of their investigations.
In some cases, agents will sit outside a house for weeks so they can plan undetectable break-ins. Other agents will secretly watch their suspects to make sure they are elsewhere besides the house the agents intend to break-in. The FBI is cautious and very good at not being found out.
Sometimes the FBI overreaches. A FBI memo that surfaced said agents in early 2000 illegally videotaped suspects, intercepted e-mails without court permission and recorded the wrong phone conversations. In one case, the FBI listened to conversations long after its target gave up a cell phone and its number was reassigned to an innocent person.
The Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act was enacted in 1978 and strengthened after Sept.
11 by the USA Patriot Act. It gives investigators a formidable
weapon against "agents of a foreign power." The Bush
administration won an important court victory affirming its plans
to expand these tactics to more cases. Legal experts said this
court decision would lead to increasing use of the surveillance
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly has met with senior officials from the Federal Communications Commissions to push for expanded wiretapping laws that would cover VoIP technology and ISP services. The FBI's proposal calls for broadband companies to build standardized surveillance features in their applications, as well as better teeth in the compliance and enforcement laws.
There are significant privacy implications. Given the technology, the FBI would have to have access to the full pipe --including e-mail, Web browsing and instant messaging which is another area of communication the FBI wants to be able to monitor.
Perhaps of greater concern to the ISPs and VoIP providers is the fact that the FBI's proposals would add considerable cost burdens to their operations. Most ISPs are just mom-and-pop shops and not necessarily run by people who are extremely tech savvy, it is unlikely many of them would be able to afford the burden of complying
Reports say the FCC could rule on the issue as early as fall 2003 and most probably by the end of 2003.
A presidential commission proposal to use tracking codes to verify who sends and receives mail through the U.S. Postal Service is getting a chilly reception from privacy advocates who say it could violate civil liberties. The Postal Service began considering the "Intelligent Mail" idea several years ago as a way to help its commercial customers, such as credit card companies and direct marketers, get more information on when and if their mail reaches intended recipients.
Critics warned that there is too much of a threat to Americans' privacy rights if Intelligent Mail is applied to all mail. "You have to question the Big Brother aspect of the government being able to document who is writing who," said Rick Merritt, executive director of the Virginia Beach-based advocacy group PostalWatch. "There will be some serious privacy concerns if it becomes mandatory that all mail be sender identified."
The proposal contradicts the Postal Service's cherished notion of anonymous correspondence, said Ari Schwartz, associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, D.C. "There is a rich history in this country around the concept of anonymous mail that goes back to the Federalist Papers," Schwartz said, referring to the documents anonymously authored by the nation's founding fathers which helped sway public opinion in favor of ratifying the Constitution. "There are way too many unknowns about expanding this idea beyond its original scope, including who would have access to the information, and what this would mean for tracking individuals in the future," Schwartz said. "We just haven't dealt with those questions yet."
Richard M. Smith, a Boston-based
security and privacy consultant, said a mandatory Intelligent
Mail system would be too expensive and invasive. "The notion
that this proposal would somehow be able to solve the problem of
people doing bad things through the mail is ludicrous,"
Smith said. "The idea that the way we get secure is to
identify people all the time is just wrongheaded."
The California Public Defenders Association (CPDA), a membership organization of more than 3,000 criminal defense lawyers, joins with other criminal defense lawyers and citizens to decry the new rules on federal charging and plea bargaining announced by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.
In a memo directed to all federal prosecutors, Ashcroft directed them to charge the most serious offense possible in all cases. "Most serious offense" appears to mean the offense with the longest sentence. The new rules seem to apply to both misdemeanors and felonies.
The new Ashcroft policy is wrong for the following reasons:
1. It is not cost
effective. With less incentive to plea bargain, more people will
go to trial.
2. It will politicize the criminal justice process. This policy is a vote of "no-confidence" in federal prosecutors' ability to exercise discretion.
3. It will imprison more people.
4. It will destroy confidence in the federal justice system. Having the harshest sentence possible as the goal, which supplants all other goals, undermines the fairness of a system that has always taken into account human shortcomings and mistakes.
5. It panders to the public without addressing any of the root causes of crime in our society. A policy enacted more than a decade ago gave federal prosecutors more discretion. Department of Justice figures indicate that crime had been going down for much of the last decade.
http://www.cpda.org/ California Public Defenders Association
The Bush administration should drop plans to let agents eavesdrop on conversations between terrorism suspects and defense lawyers and should ease other restrictions to ensure military tribunals are fair and open, the American Bar Association said. Besides the eavesdropping rule, the ABA objected to restrictions on civilian defense lawyers' access to information. Outside the military setting, defense lawyers assume that their conversations with clients are private.
http://www.nimj.org/documents/tribunals.htm Terrorism & Military Tribunals/Commissions
Unaccountable power always produces abuse of power. Abuse of power means innocent people get hurt. It means people lose more trust in the integrity and trustworthiness of their government, and that they come to fear it instead. The deliberate or careless fostering of fear within a fearful community facing a terrible threat to its collective security is the antithesis of leadership, and a recipe for the disintegration of democracy.
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one "makes" them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of lawbreakers and then you cash in on the guilt."
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/prisons.htm Prison Statistics
http://www.riseup.net/jpi/ Justice Policy Institute
http://www.lchr.org/us_law/loss/loss_main.htm How Changes to U.S. Law & Policy Since 9/11 Erode Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Pocket Guidelines on Encounters
with the Police
Police roadblocks symbolize loss of constitutional rights By Bob Sloan
Safe and Free in Times of Crisis
National Security vs. Civil Liberties
http://www.constitutionproject.org/ls/news.htm Liberty and Security Initiative
http://babelogue.citypages.com:8080/ecassel/ Civil Liberties Watch
http://www.epic.org/ Electronic Privacy Information
http://www.privacyinternational.org/survey/phr2002/ This annual report by EPIC and Privacy International reviews the state of privacy in over fifty countries around the world.
National ID or chip implants, others call it the Mark of the Beast!
The government is using
the driver license as a backdoor way to sneak it in, so watch
them eventually force national ID cards on us.
We do not need mandatory
national ID cards due to 911. After all [if the news report was
correct] the 19 hijackers were not illegal immigrants, used legal
visas to enter America, did not violate airport security
screening because box cutters were legal, and 9 of the hijackers
were singled out for special security screenings at airports.
National ID Cards: 5 Reasons Why They Should Be Rejected
Great Taste, Less Privacy By Kim Zetter
http://www.edwinblack.com/articles/index.shtml IBM and the Holocaust
America should come first.
Globalization and immigration in America, starting in the mid-1960s
to present, began to accelerate rapidly. Many American companies
replaced American workers with foreign workers by relocating
factories and jobs to other countries. Today most Americans have
less spending power and it now takes two in the household; a
working mother to make ends meet. The result is more ills in
American society, a steady decline in the quality of life and
more poor, homeless, and hungry Americans. America needs to
rebuild this country to put jobs for Americans first and enforce
http://www.howtobuyamerican.com/ - http://www.ustuff.com/
Buy American-made American
flags and support the Genuine American Flag Act.
Printable American Flag or American Flag
The War that Destroyed America By John Stanton and Wayne Madsen
http://www.aaminc.org/ American Agriculture Movement
Trading away our living standards
Current trends in economic inequality
Working harder and earning less
Economic Apartheid Data Center
The Brave New Globalist World By Lawrence J. McNamee
Who killed California?
Lethal outsourcing or Lethal Job Outsourcing by Paul Craig Roberts The Washington Times
http://www.nam.org/ National Association of Manufacturers
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy traces the evolution of the modern global economy through the nine tumultuous decades since World War I.
Bankers want free trade [unfair
trade] although imported goods does not have to meet the same
requirements as US made goods.
United for a Fair Economy or http://www.FairEconomy.org/
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
Protectionist: http://www.citizen.org/trade/ - http://www.tradealert.org/ - http://www.unsustainable.org/
Anti-Protectionist: http://www.freetrade.org/ - http://www.free-market.net/
Friends of the Earth
A quote that American business leaders would agree in, "it is about profit, not about providing jobs for people." But you know what happens when there are few that have and many that have not.
Multinational Monitor On-Line tracks corporate activity
Corporate Accountability Project
CEO Compensation Index by Company
http://www.poclad.org/ Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy
http://www.nlcnet.org/ The National Labor Committee in Support of Human & Worker Rights
Poverty rates increased in Florida, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah based on comparisons of two sets of two-year averages, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. Nationwide, the poverty rate was 12.1 percent in 2002, up from 11.7 percent in 2001. Nearly 34.6 million people lived in poverty, about 1.7 million more than the previous year.
Real Change News
http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/poverty.shtml Federal Poverty Level
http://www.nhc.org/nhchome.htm National Housing Conference
http://www.nlihc.org/ National Low Income Housing Coalition
http://www.nlihc.org/oor2002/index.htm Rental Housing for America's Poor Families
http://www.acorn.org/ Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
How To Destroy America By Frosty
Titanic & The United States By Frosty Wooldridge
http://www.fileus.com/ Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement
http://alipac.us/ Americans for Legal Immigration
The Federation for American Immigration Reform
Center for Immigration Studies
U.S. BORDER CONTROL
http://www.nclr.org/ National Council of La Raza
Tourists and immigrants 'behind US bed bug plague' By Charles Laurence
The fraud of the 1986
Immmigration Act and Control Act passed during the Reagan-Bush
Housing in America is becoming unaffordable!
Study warns of affordable US
http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/ - http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/publications/rental/rh06_americas_rental_housing.pdf
March 08, 2006
By Lynn Adler
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States is rapidly losing apartments to demolition, and rent on available units is rising, pinching consumers struggling with home affordability, according to a new study released on Wednesday
The report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies found evidence of growing disparities between low- and higher-income renters in getting apartments.
"We are taking one step forward and two steps back as gentrification in some neighborhoods and continued deterioration in others leads to the removal of vitally needed lower-cost rental housing," Nicolas Retsinas, director of the Joint Center, said in a statement.
About 200,000 rental units are lost each year despite programs like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit that contribute new affordable units.
"Difficulty accessing the resources needed to maintain this much needed housing too often sets off a cycle of disinvestment and demolition" of existing rental units, Retsinas said.
Median rent rose to $974 in 2004, up 33 percent from $734 10 years earlier, the study found. Monthly renter income, however, rising to $2,348, was up a mere 3 percent from $2,272 during the same period.
People with higher incomes may choose to rent for a flexible lifestyle, to avoid costs of homeownership or a volatile purchase market, or for life transitions such as divorce or job change.
Those at the bottom of the income group have little choice but to rent, the study concludes. Seventy percent of the seven million lowest-income renters pay more than half of their income for housing, leaving little for other expenses.
Minority and immigrant renter households will grow and trigger demand for more than 1.8 million rental units between 2005 and 2015, the study said. If it were not for foreign-born households, the number of renters would have fallen by more than 2 million, or 5 percent, from 1993 to 2003, instead of rising by 118,000.
Five years of record home sales and double-digit house price gains are also crimping affordability at higher income levels than in the past.
In high-cost areas such as Boston and San Francisco, the study said schoolteachers and nurses are among workers paying more than 30 percent of their income to rent a "modest" two-bedroom apartment.
Much of the nearly 3 million new rental units built between 1994 and 2003 was in fast-growing suburbs of major metropolitan areas in the South and West. Most were in the upper end of the market.
In the last decade, the divide between the haves and have-nots has accelerated, the study found. The top fifth of renter households saw a 17 percent average income gain while the bottom fifth saw little growth from 1993 to 1999 and declines afterward.
DIVIDE GROWS BETWEEN HAVES, HAVE-NOTS
"Rising land prices and density restrictions in many jurisdictions have significantly raised the long-run costs of supplying housing that the vast majority of renters can afford," the report said.
"Although the high end of the rental market is still adjusting from a period of overbuilding, it seems inevitable that developers will continue to focus on this housing market segment -- bringing little relief to the many renters with limited ability to pay," according to the report.
The report said federal funding restrictions prevent the expansion of subsidized housing. Efforts to stem losses of the rapidly deteriorating stock of privately owned low-cost rental apartments have gained little attention, the study said.
About two-thirds of all lower-income families live in privately owned rental properties, usually older, smaller multifamily buildings and single-family homes. When the units fail to generate profits, the owners often lack skills or resources to maintain the building.
"Without new policies to address these barriers to preservation, both subsidized and unsubsidized units will continue to disappear from the inventory of affordable housing," the report said.
The study also advocates looser restrictions on developing affordable, higher-density rental housing in affluent suburban communities that have greater access to top-quality schools, services and other resources.
Ron Paul's (R-TX) Weekly Column
Public Agenda Online: Public Opinion and
Electronic Policy Network
The American Prospect
http://www.tcf.org/ The Century Foundation
There's a lot of confusion
and disagreement about what the "War on Terror" is
Sympathy For The Devil By Hsing Lee
Dirty Truths - Hidden Holocaust, USA or America's Hidden Holocaust By Michael Parenti
Functions Of Profitability By Hsing Lee
Joel Skousen's strong opinions of the President and World Affairs
Police State By Kelly Patricia O Meara
Emerging Police State DataPage
Mind control can be
achieved by traumatizing people, which open people to mind
Brain Fingerprinting - A New Paragrim or http://www.rense.com/general49/brainf.htm
DARPA Defense Sciences
Office - Biology
President Bush and the
United States of America's military deserve some credit for
bringing justice to terrorists and their sponsors.
Americans for Victory Over Terrorism
It is easy to find references to God in America. Americans pledge allegiance to "one nation under God." U.S. currency says "In God We Trust." Congress opens each day's work with a prayer, including this recent exaltation: "Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord."
Even the high court that decides how much God can be in public lives starts off each session with, "God save the United States and this honorable court," and displays a frieze that includes a depiction of Moses as the lawgiver, holding tablets with the Ten Commandments.
Religious symbols and words are embedded in the government, the courts and other public places. God is in the details even the grand designs of the republic. State courthouses are decorated with religious art. Some of the expressions of religion are widely accepted as part of American traditions a kind of cultural deity like a president taking office with the oath, "So help me God."
Members of Congress who engage in debate over the separation of church and state do so after a prayerful beginning to their day. A recent prayer in the Senate asked, "Fill our God-shaped void with Your presence and bid our striving to cease." On the same day in the House, members bowed their heads to the plea that "You, Lord, will lead, guide and direct them in their affairs."
America's Declaration of Independence in 1776 presupposed that people believed in a divinity. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ..." The Constitution guaranteed its free exercise and its reference to a higher power was a much used expression. "Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven."
God Bless America!
Ten Commandments And Bible Verses
All Over DC
By Bob Barnes
Outlawing Christmas And Other Trends By Eric Lageson
http://www.aclj.org/ American Center for Law and Justice
The Most Important
Legislation In The Last Fifty Years:
The Constitution Restoration Act Of 2004 By Chuck Baldwin
Remember it was President Ronald Reagan (R-CA) in the 1980s that wanted Congress to have a pay raise. In fact, this is just one example of his contradictions. He said on March 31, 1976 before he became a President of the United States, "As a matter of fact, government makes a profit on inflation. For instance, last July Congress vaccinated itself against that pain. It very quietly passed legislation (which the president signed into law) which automatically now gives a pay increase to every Congressman every time the cost of living goes up."
Notice the big jumps in Congress pay during the 1981-1989 Reagan years:
US Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) failed for the sixth straight year yesterday in his campaign to get Congress to turn down its automatic 2 percent annual pay increase. In a 249 to 167 vote, the House rejected Mathesons procedural motion that would have forced an actual vote on the increase. Unless changed by the Senate, rank-and-file members of Congress will get a $3,300 raise in January 2007, bringing their annual salary to $168,500.
In 1989, Congress amended
federal law to allow members an automatic cost-of-living
increase, unless they specifically vote to refuse it.
Congressional pay and raises are included as part of the massive
annual appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation,
Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, and District of Columbia.
http://councilfor.cagw.org/ Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW}
June 21, 2006
The Republican-controlled Senate refused to raise the minimum wage, rejecting an election-year proposal from Democrats for the first increase in nearly a decade. The vote was 52-46, eight short of the 60 needed. The Senate vote marked the ninth time since 1997 that Democrats there have proposed - and Republicans have blocked - a stand-alone increase in the minimum wage.
"Americans believe that no one who works hard for a living should have to live in poverty. A job should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. He said a worker paid $5.15 an hour would earn $10,700 a year, "almost $6,000 below the poverty line for a family of three."
With no Congressional
action on raising the minimum wage since 1997, inflation has
eroded wages. The minimum wage in the 21st century is $2 lower in
real dollars than it was four decades ago and now stands at its
lowest level since 1955, according to the Economic Policy
Institute and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
http://www.epinet.org/ Economic Policy Institute
http://www.cbpp.org/ Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Bush administration, the Republican-led Congress, and the dominant corporate interests in this country want cheap labor. And to achieve that goal they're outsourcing middle-class jobs, importing illegal labor and cutting retirement and health-care benefits.
When legislators can give themselves pay raises they are like royalty. They get benefits and free health care that most people would kill for. They are set for life as members of the "I got mine club" and want the taxpayer, the people they serve that have-not, to stay away and to not bother them. It creates a careless system like kings and queens over servants and slaves.
Of course there are still a few good people in Congress.
America's leaders, lawmakers and policy-makers go unpunished for their bad policies and decisions. They will never feel the pain for the suffering they cause to its citizens. They can stay on the payroll and keep their benefits even if they do wrong. They continue to do wrong because they are not held accountable. A way to put a stop to this injustice is to hold them accountable and take away their benefits and powers as punishment for their bad decisions.
http://www.ipl.org/div/farq/pensionFARQ.html Salaries and Retirement Benefits of U.S. Presidents and other Federal Government Employees
http://www.congressproject.org/ Congressional Accountability Project
Groups blast Congress over
With war, recession, deficits looming, politicians should 'sacrifice' too
Do Members of Congress Pay
Congressional Perks: How the Trappings of Office Trap Taxpayers
Nations Largest Taxpayer Group Mobilizes Grassroots Activists in Support of Congressional Pay Freeze
NTU Blasts Senators for Boosting Their Own Salaries; 3rd Pay Hike Since Sept. 11
Answers to Questions About Congressional Pay & Perks
Our politicians should
take pay cuts to show their sacrifice to help our suffering
economy now that terrorism has become so bad that it resulted in
an attack in America's homeland. Congress finally admitted they
were partially responsible for not providing the resources, laws
and oversight that might have helped to prevent the attacks.
Nevertheless, they continue to vote themselves pay raises but
they want you to pay dearly.
How to Fix Politics? Believe It or Not, More Politicians by George Kenney
While defeating terrorism
there must be watchdogs to help assure your taxes are spent
properly on the "War on Terror".
http://www.RecoveryWatchdog.org/ Recovery Watchdog
http://www.pogo.org/ Project On Government Oversight
http://www.cagw.org/ Citizens Against Government Waste
http://www.taxpayer.net/ Taxpayers for Common Sense
http://www.nationalpriorities.org/ Showing how federal tax and spending policies impact your community
http://www.atr.org/ Americans for Tax Reform
http://www.cbo.gov/publications/ Congressional Budget Office to provide the Congress with the objective, timely, nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budget decisions and with the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.
http://www.cbpp.org/ The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Let me make it clear! I did not vote for any Bush or Bill Clinton in all the previous elections. I took the time to study them and hope you will do same before you vote!
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Gore+public-Internet Wanted the government Internet to become public access that opened the World Wide Web to all people
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Gore+cable-TV Fought against cable TV companies for consumers but lost
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Gore-Commission+airline-security Proposed better airline security before 9/11 that was rejected by others
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Clinton+Lewinsky corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Waco+Davidians corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Clinton+NAFTA bad decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Clinton+bin-Laden bad decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Clinton+pardons corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Posse-Comitatus-Act+Bush corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Bush+bin-Laden+connections corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Bush+NAFTA+GATT corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Bush+Savings-and-Loan+scandal corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=FBI+Ruby-Ridge corrupted decision
Prior to being President, Senator George Bush senior was a main sponsor of laws against Americans protesting the Vietnam war. Some protesters were killed in America by the National Guard.
The Bush family history of banking to Germany and no Standard Oil tankers were sunk during World War II. Read Bush biographies about many other global deals and you will understand their philosophy of globalization for the love of money.
It was President Reagan in 1980 and 1984 that chose as his Vice President former Texas Congressman, United Nations Ambassador, and CIA Director George Bush. This virtually assured Bush, a former Reagan opponent, a hierarchy into the Presidential Office.
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Reagan+Bush+Bin-Laden bad decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Reagan+Iran+Contra corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Reagan+Soviet-Union just 10-years later Russia has become repressive like the old Soviet-Union http://www.Future-of-Russia.org/
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Reagan+drug-war+police-powers bad decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Reagan+deregulation bad effects
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Reagan+Cable-Act bad decision
During the Reagan and Bush
administrations in the 1980s, the United States supported
Afghanistan against Russia.
During the Carter
administration, in the 1970s, was when support of Iran collapsed
starting the geopolitical change to anti-America movements in the
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Carter+Iran failed decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Carter+Panama-Canal bad decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Carter+deregulation bad decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Ford+Nixon+pardon corrupted decision by unelected President
"....He's (Nixon) one
of the few in the history of this country to run for high office
talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying
out of both sides." -- Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd US
Truman was known as the most honest President in recent history.
President Nixon's Vice President Agnew was forced to resign due to scandals in Maryland.
During Nixon's administration, the Arabs started an oil embargo against America in 1973. That created frustrating long lines at the gas pump and high inflation.
President Nixon was criminally involved in the Watergate scandal and was forced to resign or face certain impeachment in 1974. After that, the appointed (non-elected) President Gerald Ford issued an Executive Order pardoning Nixon of all crimes. And note that President Ford made George Bush his CIA director.
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=President+Johnson+Vietnam corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Tonkin+Congress+Vietnam corrupted decision
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=President+Johnson+Civil-Rights signed into law to win the next election and to look like a Kennedy supporter to keep his cover as a Kennedy hater
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=President+Johnson+immigration bad decision
There is new evidence that the John
F. Kennedy assassination was an organized conspiracy that was
allowed to happen by the secret government within the US
government. This new evidence came about in April 2007. No
surprise to conspiracy theorist. The new evidence seems very
authentic after hearing the many discussions, questions and
answers about it.
Notice how the controlled
mainstream corporate media remained hush on this story! They are
keeping a blackout on this story as their first tactic to keep
people unaware of it and trying to make any interest in it
disappear. In May 2007, the major print media with Vincent
Bugliosi's book (about Oswald was the only one) has started their
misinformation and diversion campaign. It is a dirty tactic that
they will practice to divert, deny, deceive, discredit, and destroy the truth.
confession" or "last testament" audio tape was
aired for the first time ever on national radio with host Ian
Punnet on April 28, 2007, of former CIA agent
and Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt.
Remember he was a professional CIA agent, so he knew the insiders!
The "wet op" (violent operation) that was pulled off at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22, 1963, was put together by several CIA veterans and contract players-for-hire in a "non-sanctioned" hit "suggested" by then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
E. Howard Hunt admits, "I was a benchwarmer on it..." That means he committed perjury under oath in government hearings to purposely omit the truth when asked about the J.F.K. assassination.
Lee Harvey Oswald was a
hitman made the patsy in the J.F.K. assassination. He became a
sharpshooter and marksman from his military training in the US
On the tape, the man Hunt refers to as "Frank" is, according to written notes taken by Saint John Hunt, CIA operative and later Watergate co-conspirator Frank Sturgis.
The mastermind appears to be Cord Meyer who was selected by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson according to E. Howard Hunt, "I heard from Frank, that L.B.J. had designated Cord Meyer, Jr. to undertake a larger organization, while keeping it totally secret."
Stating that L.B.J.,
"...had an almost maniacal urge to become President. He
regarded J.F.K. as--as he was in fact--an obstacle to achieving
Dave Phillips was also a
CIA operative in Central and South America and part of the code
name "Big Event" (President Kennedy assassination).
This tape also confirms the long-held suspicion that David Morales was also a key member of the team.
The most notable part of
the tape is the last part stating, "So that would have put L.B.J.
at the head of a long list of people
who were waiting for some change in the Executive Branch."
The list of people would include Nixon and Bush.
What is not on the tape is "Lucien Sartie," the man that Hunt, according to his son, confirmed earlier as the Corsican-born French contract hitman who was flown in to take the "head shot" at J.F.K. [Jack Ruby, Lucien Sartie, Antonie Giveney, Marcel, Lee Oswald, Sal Marcello, and David Ferrie were mentioned as the Mafia connection in a low-budget film titled "Head Shot"]
When the CIA secretly met
with VP Lyndon Johnson it was possible they gave Johnson spy
evidence that President Kennedy was going to replace him as Vice
President before the next election or by leaking embarrassing
evidence to ruin Johnson's political career. In addition, they
could have made a promise when Johnson is President that any
evidence against him would be destroyed. That would have given VP
Johnson another strong motive to go along with an assassination
plan suggested by the CIA.
http://www.saintjohnhunt.com/ - http://www.saintjohnhunt.com/testament.html
Photographed at the scene
of the Kennedy assassination appears to be E. Howard Hunt, Frank
Sturgis, and Chauncey Holt or Charles Harrelson disguised as
railroad hobos. What looked like George Herbert Walker Bush (Bush,
Sr.) was also in a photo at the scene of the crime at Dealy Plaza
in Dallas, Texas.
forced to seek the best conspiracy theory because crafted secrecy
is used to prevent you from knowing the truth. It is another way
that government secrecy is used for another sinster purpose.
CIA employees are trained and expected to be skilled liers while having a reputation for honesty. They compartmentalize everything so no one group knows what the other group knows except a few people at the top of the pyramid. This secretive and lying mentality continues today with the Bush family. That is why they are selling out your country and taking your freedom because they got away with murder, then they will try again and again to be above the law. That is the dangerous problem with secrecy in government and corporations. So, it is no wonder why America is going downhill since it does not enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people. Corrupt organizations must be completely dismantled or you will live with illusory freedom, fake freedom, imaginary freedom, or a false reality of freedom.
John F. Kennedy was disliked by most people connected to the military-industrial complex. Kennedy went against the "Establishment" (the Military-Industrial-Banking complex) that is more corrupt today than it was in 1963. The Kennedy assassination was a successful coup d'etat that coincided with an overall slow decline in the United States of America with brief exceptions during the Civil Rights era, the entertainment industry with new technology, the start of jet transportation, the Moon missions, and the baby-boom economy from the 1950s.
The Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963 was an indication to those given covert powers can get away with anything and it continues today. It was the turning point on a road to a new Nazi-like high-tech global police-state (a new global totalitarian psychopathic-technocracy).
evidence in the Kennedy assassination opens up a whole list of
things that needs reinvestigated and investigated: the Kennedy
assassinations, CIA engineered terrorism, terrorism that involves
collateral killing of innocent people, Operation Northwoods and
Cuba terrorism, Vietnam war, Iraq war, election fraud, voter
fraud, 9/11 conspiracy, the Bush family plus very corrupt Latin
America business connections, Porter Goss, the freeing of Luis
Posada Carriles wanted for terrorism in Latin America, etc.
Johnson and Nixon had the
most to gain from the 1963 Kennedy assassination. The FBI, CIA,
and mob connections were all involved. Bobby Kennedy asked non-elected
President Johnson to place him as his running mate in 1964, but
Johnson refused and wanted no member of his cabinet to be his
running mate. Johnson selected Hubert Humphrey to be his Vice
President. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act (originally
proposed by Kennedy) and escalated war on North Vietnam by using
the Gulf of Tokin (false-flag) incident so he could win the
election to become an elected President in 1965.
There is also new evidence
on Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush (Bush
junior) and father of former President George Herbert Walker Bush
(Bush senior). The BBC reported on July 23 of 2007 that Prescott
Bush was involved with a coup against President Franklin D
Roosevelt in 1933 to align US policy with Nazi Germany. That
would make Prescott Bush guilty of conspiracy and high treason,
but he got away with it. That means they will try to go above the
law again and again.
Prescott Bush (funded Nazi
industrialists with his Union Banking Corporation) and his son
George Bush (Bush, Sr.-Texas oilman back then) were warm friends
with Allen Dulles, CIA director, and Richard Nixon. Prescott Bush
was a fundraiser for Nixon's campaign against Kennedy. George
Bush (Bush, Sr.) was an undercover asset for the CIA since the
1950s. Bush himself has always denied, even under oath, that he
was in the CIA before he became CIA director in 1976. George Bush
is still warm friends with Orlando Bosch and Felix Rodriguez.
They were Cubans recruited for Operation 40. Operation 40 was the
creation of Allen Dulles, Richard Nixon, and George Bush.
George Bush and George
Demohrenschildt were members of the Dallas Petroleum Club.
The following individuals
were among the alleged key players:
Lyndon B. Johnson: L.B.J., whose own career was assisted by J.F.K. avenger, personal friend and neighbor J. Edgar Hoover (FBI director), selected Cord Meyer to head the "Big Event" (President Kennedy assassination), and helped guide the Warren Commission/lone gunman cover-up.
Cord Meyer: CIA agent,
architect of the Operation Mockingbird disinformation apparatus,
and husband of Mary Meyer (who had an affair with J.F.K., later
murdered that remains unsolved). Meyer, mastermind of the "Big
Event," worked on it with David Phillips of the CIA.
Frank Sturgis: CIA operative, mercenary, Bay of Pigs veteran, and later Watergate figure. Met with David Morales, a CIA hitman, to discuss the "Big Event."
David Morales: CIA hitman, Bay of Pigs veteran. Morales was also a figure involved with the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
David Atlee Philips: CIA
and Bay of Pigs veteran. Recruited William Harvey (CIA) and Cuban
exile militant Antonio Veciana.
William Harvey: CIA official and Bay of Pigs veteran coordinated with the mob for the plot to do the dirty work for the CIA.
Antonio Veciana: Cuban
exile, founder of CIA-backed Alpha 66. Was he for an
assassination plan in Miami that did go down, then a plan was
used in Dallas and if that did not work next was Austin?
Richard Helms: CIA official that met with L.B.J. at his ranch prior to the assassination.
Lucien Sarti: Corsican
assassin and drug trafficker, possible French gunman,
(second) shooter or for plan B if plan A did not work or for a
plan in Austin or Miami that did not go down?
Lee Harvey Oswald: main
shooter who was discrectly aided and abetted by the mob/CIA to
keep all the other players unknown. Lee Oswald thought he was
playing the part of the hero, not knowing that he was being setup
as the patsy to make him the lone gunman. He said it verbatim:
"I am just a patsy!"
Jack Ruby: connected with the mob, assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald to shut him up.
Cord Meyer, Jr.
Cord Meyer, Jr. died on March 13, 2001. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and served 26 years at the C.I.A., where he held management positions in the covert operations branch.
George J. Tenet, the C.I.A.
director, released a statement calling Mr. Meyer "a
passionate defender of freedom around the world."
"Cord defined the concept, doctrine and implementation of covert action on behalf of the security and interests of our nation," Mr. Tenet said.
Meyer was the son of a
diplomat and grandson of a New York State Democratic chairman, Mr.
Meyer attended elite schools and entered Yale University in 1939.
In 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve. He was sent to
the South Pacific, where, as a machine-gun platoon leader, he
took part in the assault on Guam. He was wounded in a grenade
attack and lost his left eye. He was later awarded the Purple
Heart and Bronze Star.
Mr. Meyer's twin brother, Quentin, was killed at Okinawa.
After he returned home from the war, he was named a special assistant to Harold E. Stassen, a member of the United States delegation to the 1945 conference that founded the United Nations.
"He was young and idealistic and very much involved in the one world movement," said Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, a former American delegate to the United Nations.
Mr. Meyer was a founding
member of the United World Federalists. He also helped establish
the American Veterans Committee, a liberal group that sought to
deny preferential treatment for veterans. While in that
organization, he came in direct contact with Communist
infiltration techniques, said his son, Mark Meyer.
He left his postgraduate
work at Harvard and signed up with the C.I.A.
Two years after joining the spy agency, Mr. Meyer was accused by the F.B.I. of Communist sympathies. A C.I.A. hearing board eventually acquitted him of all charges.
Mrs. Meyer was fatally
shot in 1964 as she walked along the towpath of the Chesapeake
and Ohio Canal in Georgetown. A day laborer found hiding in the
bushes along the canal was acquitted of the crime, and it remains
After her death, Mrs. Meyer's sister and brother-in-law said they saw the top C.I.A. counterintelligence officer, James J. Angleton, try to break into her home and take her diary.
Mrs. Meyer's brother-in-law, Benjamin C. Bradlee, later became executive editor of The Washington Post. The diary, which Mr. Bradlee and his wife found later that day, disclosed an affair between Mrs. Meyer and President John F. Kennedy.
While at the C.I.A., Mr. Meyer eventually became second-in-command of worldwide clandestine services. But, in the public mind, he was more associated with a number of domestic activities, some of which were denounced as "dirty tricks" by his critics.
At the C.I.A., Mr. Meyer supervised Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, the United States government broadcasts to Eastern Europe.
Mr. Meyer wrote three
books, including a memoir, "Facing Reality," which
reflected on his journey from an advocate of world government to
his role as spymaster. For nearly 20 years ending in 1998, he was
a nationally syndicated columnist where his work appeared
frequently in The Washington Times.
He was a member of the
Metropolitan Club, the Yale Club of Washington and the Council on
STATEMENT BY DIRECTOR OF
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE GEORGE J. TENET ON THE DEATH OF CORD
I am greatly saddened by the death of Cord Meyer, a passionate defender of freedom around the world. During a remarkable intelligence career spanning more than a quarter of a century, Cord defined the concept, doctrine, and implementation of covert action on behalf of the security and interests of our nation. At the height of the Cold War, he played an instrumental role in America's effort to counter Soviet influence. His leadership, innovation, and creativity inspired his colleagues and helped shape the Agency's history.
After retiring from the Agency in 1977, Cords passion and his profound knowledge of world affairs was reflected in his thoughtful columns on a wide range of issues.
It was with great pride that CIA honored Cord Meyer as one of its Trailblazers when the Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1997.
I want to express my deepest condolences to the Meyer family on behalf of all the men and women of the Intelligence Community.
There are numerous pages
that are being kept secret! Is it because George Bush (senior,
junior, or any other Bush) is still alive keeping it secret?
Robert F. Kennedy (R.F.K.) was involved in Senate hearings into organized crime and labor. He was campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President in 1968 and he was assassinated also! It was reported that there were CIA black ops specialists in the hotel at the time of R.F.K.'s assassination. It is worth remembering that Richard Nixon was Prescott Bush's chosen one. Bush did not like J.F.K. winning the Presidential election against Nixon in 1962 and would have hated the idea of R.F.K. winning the Presidential election against Nixon in 1968. Add George H.W. Bush's (Bush senior) long standing connections to the CIA's Cuban operations and that he later became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). So, the implications of this are truly frightening for what America has become.
President Kennedy approved
the plans for the Bay of Pigs invasion, inherited from the
Eisenhower administration, to remove Fidel Castro from Cuba.
After it failed, President Kennedy fired long-time CIA Director
Allen W. Dulles, Deputy Director Charles P. Cabell, and the one
principally responsible for the Bay of Pigs operation, Deputy
Director Richard Bissell. Kennedy assumed full responsibility for
the failure, although he secretly blamed the CIA and ordered a
full investigation of the operation. Kennedy said to his
collaborator Clark Clifford (shortly after the failed Bay of Pigs
invasion) that, "Something very bad is going on within the
CIA and I want to know what it is. I want to shred the CIA into a
thousand pieces and scatter them to the four winds."
Texas oilman and CIA
operative George Bush (Bush, Sr.) and his Zapata Oil/Cuba
President Kennedy said
Israel will not be allowed to have nuclear weapons that it would
be "over my dead body!" Vice President Johnson had
Jewish friends and connections to the military-industrial complex
so he would be an acceptable replacement for them. In fact, Lee
Harvey Oswald was heard on TV saying, "...for the Jews."
President Kennedy was
assassinated a few weeks after he began recalling some US troops
from South Vietnam and refusing to declare war on North Vietnam.
When Dwight Eisenhower was
President his Vice President was Richard Nixon! At the end of
President Eisenhower's term after Nixon lost the Presidential
race, he warned us to beware of the military-industrial complex
before Kennedy was sworn in as President of the USA.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government.
In the councils of
government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted
influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wernher von Braun was the top rocket scientist of Nazi Germany accepted into the US to be America's top rocket scientist after Hitler's defeat. He knew that the military-industrial complex used communism to generate fear, then they would use terrorism, then they would use threats from space as a way to control public policy.
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/ The National Security Archive
CEOs at Defense Contractors Earn
THE COMING CORPORATE RULE OF AMERICA
Dyncorp Rent-a-Cops By Pratap Chatterjee
FBI campaign against Einstein revealed
http://www.gpo.gov/congress/senate/senate12cp107.html McCarthy Hearings (1953-54)
Joseph Raymond McCarthy was a Republican Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957. He chaired the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. McCarthy organized a destructive campaign through the establishment of the "House Unamerican Activities Committee" through which countless civilians, government workers and even members of the military were brought before the committee to answer unsubstantiated charges of involvement with Communism, usually based on hearsay or general paranoid convictions held by the right-wing establishment. His investigation into communists in the U.S. government, denounced by critics as a witch-hunt, spawned the term "McCarthyism" to describe smear attacks.
It took 50 years for
government to unseal transcripts in 2003 of the closed-door anti-communism
McCarthy organized a destructive campaign through the establishment of the "House Unamerican Activities Committee" through which countless civilians, government workers and even members of the military were brought before the committee to answer unsubstantiated charges of involvement with Communism, usually based on hearsay or general paranoid convictions held by the right-wing establishment. McCarthy employed tactics such as:
Ultimately, McCarthy managed to destroy the lives and reputations of scores of businessmen, actors, writers, attorneys, military personnel and government workers by the sheer weight of accusation alone at a time when Communism was hyped by the government as "The Red Menace," even resulting in black-lists in Hollywood and other industries where many could not find jobs, for fear of being associated with "suspect Communists." This despite the fact that Constitutionally, any citizen of the United States of America had every legal right to be a member of a Communist party. McCarthyism ended in shame, disgrace and hopefully a lesson learned about unbridled abuse of powers and the use of the media to generate fear, especially for a single political party currently in power.
The New McCarthyism
Recent developments suggest that the Bush administration may already be contemplating what to do with Americans who are deemed insufficiently loyal or who disseminate information that may be considered helpful to the enemy.
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=COINTELPRO an acronym for the FBI's domestic
"Counterintelligence Programs" to neutralize political
Quarantining dissent How the Secret Service protects Bush from free speech by James Bovard
A classified FBI intelligence memorandum calls for local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activities at protests to its counter-terrorism squads. "Routine spying on dissidents is a sign of a police state, and unless we stop this administration's cavalier attitude towards fundamental rights we face a serious threat to our democracy," said Michael Ratner, president of CCR. National-security analyst William Arkin warned that the military and intelligence communities are implementing far-reaching changes designed to break down long-established barriers to military action and surveillance in the U.S. "It doesn't seem far-fetched to imagine that those charged with assembling 'actionable intelligence' will slowly start combining data bases of known terrorists with seemingly innocuous lists of contributors to charities or causes, that membership lists for activist organizations will be folded in, that names and personal data of anti-globalization protesters will be run through the 'data mine,' " warned Arkin.
The memo described how protesters have sometimes used "training camps" to rehearse "tactics and counter-strategies for dealing with the police and to resolve any logistical issues." It also noted their use of the Internet to raise money and "coordinate their activities prior to demonstrations" --all perfectly legal activities. It said protestors use "innovative strategies," like videotaping arrests as a means of "intimidation" against local police, and that protesters may raise money to help pay for lawyers for those who arrested. The memorandum goes on to urge local law enforcement "to be alert to these possible indicators of protest activity and report any potentially illegal acts" to federal authorities.
The ACLU's Romero was particularly disturbed by the warning about demonstration's videotaping arrests. "Most mainstream demonstrators often use videotape during protests to document law enforcement activity and, more importantly, deter police from acting outside the law."
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=FTAA Free Trade Area of the Americas
USWA Calls for Congressional
Investigation into Police-State Assaults in Miami
Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on Miami Police Conduct During FTAA Ministerial Meeting Protests
Jailhouse Crock I was arrested by bad cops on bogus charges and spent a bizarre night behind bars BY CELESTE FRASER DELGADO
The Power of the Police needs Watching by Jim DeFede
Miami's New Police State by Bill Fletcher Jr.
Bush Makes Protesters 'Disappear' By Charles Levendosky
http://www.nisbco.org/ Center on Conscience & War
Lest We Forget By Harry Mason
Remember the Shah of Iran,
America's puppet in the Middle East. He was considered a brutal
leader, like Saddam Hussein, who was overthrown by the anti-American
revolution in 1979. What will happen to America's replacement in
Afghanistan and to America's replacement to Saddam Hussein in
All the Shahs Men: An American Coup And The Roots of Middle East Terror by Steven Kinzer
Britain's Prime Minister Blair warned President Bush to "listen back" to the international community's fears over Iraq and other global concerns or risk "pent-up feelings of injustice and alienation" pushing mainstream world opinion into the anti-US corner. "It can come from the world splitting into rival poles of power; the US in one corner; anti-US forces in another. It can come from pent-up feelings of injustice and alienation, from divisions between the world's richer and its poorer nations," he said.
President of the Soviet Union during America's Reagan
administration, was once heard on TV saying that the Soviet Union
will become more like the United States of America and the
United States of America will become more like the Soviet Union.
A quote from Collin Powell, "...Russia does not have a Social Security System, as here in America, that allows us to MONITOR, TRACK DOWN, and CAPTURE an American citizen." During the Bush (senior and junior) administration, he was US Secretary of State (2001-2005), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (19891993), National Security Advisor (19871989),and a General in the US Army.
America Is Lost - Greed Finished
Commentary From Muehlbauer
NeoConservatism - Where Trotsky Meets Stalin & Hitler by Srdja Trifkovic
The ghost of Adolph Hitler: Nazi
influence in America by John Stanton
The GW Bush Gang: IG Farben 2001 By Robert Lederman
George W. Bush's Resume? by Kelley Kramer
On 911 - The 'Confession' Of George W. Bush By Jim Anderson
Building a Unified Activist Citizen Taskforce By Norman D. Livergood
Will NeoCons Drive The Decent From The GOP? by Alton Raines
Bush A Threat To World Peace - Nobel Author Grass
Things The Coming War With Iraq Is NOT About By Rick Saluting
The United States of America has gone mad by John le Carré
What Drives The Warmongers? by Gregory Clark of the Japan Times
What You Aren't Being Told About Iraq by Firas Al-Atraqchi
Remember: Bush Planned Iraq War Before Taking Office by Neil Mackay
Practice to Deceive by Joshua Micah Marshall
The Holocaust and the Bush family fortune by Bill Vann
Bush-Nazi Link Confirmed By John Buchanan
Bush family funded Adolf Hitler by Astrid Barnet
Sen Byrd, Media Begin To Cover Bush-Hitler Connection By Harvey Wasserman & Bob Fitrakis
Bush-Nazi Dealings Continued Until 1951 - Federal Docs By John Buchanan and Stacey Michael
Bush and the Nazis: New Documents
The Worst Kind Of Lie by John Chuckman
'No President Has Lied So Badly And So Often' By Andrew Gumbel
The Kingness of Mad George by Brian Rehak
The Military records of George Walker Bush
We Must Stop Bush From Stealing the 2004 Election By Norman D. Livergood
The Ambassador Wilson Affair: The End of Karl Rove And George Bush? by Al Martin
As Bush spreads lies throughout the land, dissenters are corralled into "Free Speech Zones" - is this America? By Mick Youther
The Neoconservative Plan for Global Dominance
We Must Stop Bush From Stealing the 2004 Election By Norman D. Livergood
Former NSC member denounces Bush terror policy By Laura McGann
New Firm With Bush Ties Consults on
President Bush Presents Two-Faced Reaction to National Security Leaks
Woman Who Filed Sex Suit Against
The Strange Death of the Woman Who Filed a Rape Lawsuit Against Bush By: Jackson Thoreau
At issue is House efforts to expand "Buy America" rules requiring the Pentagon to give preference to American suppliers. House Republicans say the Pentagon has become too dependent on foreign producers that could cut off supplies in disputes over U.S. policies. The Bush administration and Senator John Warner (R-VA) oppose the House proposal, viewing it as protectionist legislation that could limit international partnerships. Under the House bill, 65 percent of components in items purchased by the Pentagon would have to be made in America, compared with 50 percent under current law. Certain items, such as machine tools and tires, would have to be made in America.
President Bush's push to outsource hundreds of thousands of federal jobs could end up shifting some high-tech employment to foreign workers, administration and industry officials said on Sept. 11, 2003. Although Bush has been calling for the creation of more jobs, his administration has been promoting a plan to open roughly 425,000 federal jobs to competition from private companies. The use of offshore labor has become increasingly controversial, as the unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high. The U.S. economy has lost 2.6 million jobs since Bush became president.
Scalia Was Cheney Hunt Trip Guest;
Ethics Concern Grows By David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano
Scalia/Cheney hunting trip story gets even worse
CHENEY ENERGY TASK FORCE
DOCUMENTS FEATURE MAP OF IRAQI OILFIELDS
A report by the Congressional Research Service undermines Vice President Dick Cheney denial of a continuing relationship with Halliburton Co., the energy company he once led, Sen. Frank Lautenberg said. The report says a public official's unexercised stock options and deferred salary fall within the definition of "retained ties" to his former company.
Cheney said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that since becoming vice president, "I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest. I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years." Democrats pointed out that Cheney receives deferred compensation from Halliburton under an arrangement he made in 1998, and also retains stock options. He has pledged to give after-tax proceeds of the stock options to charity.
Lautenberg, D-N.J., asked the Congressional Research Service to weigh in. Without naming Cheney or Halliburton, the service reported that unexercised stock options and deferred salary "are among those benefits described by the Office of Government Ethics as 'retained ties' or 'linkages' to one's former employer." Lautenberg said the report makes clear that Cheney does still have financial ties to Halliburton. "I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese," Lautenberg said.
Cheney was chief executive officer of Halliburton from 1995 through August 2000. The company's KBR subsidiary is the main government-contractor working to restore Iraq's oil industry in an open-ended contract that was awarded without competitive bidding.
Rumsfeld's $9 Billion Slush Fund By Fred Kaplan
Rumsfeld Retreats, Disclaims Earlier Rhetoric by Hearst Communications
Hope Against Hope By John Chuckman
Clark Tanks Rolled Into Mount Carmel By Kelly Patricia O Meara
Wesley Clark and Waco By Lowell Ponte
Dumbing Down US Politics By Linda McQuaig
BEYOND BUSH II by Michael C. Ruppert
Social critic skewers Bush, Ashcroft and the whole lot of us for letting despots rule. by Marc Cooper
America stinks of open
hatred, arrogance, greed and a lust for power. Theres a
smug complacency brought about a sense of personal comfort that
deludes millions into thinking that because they belong to the
"in" group. Satisfied with the twists and turns this
country has made, the fiddlers fiddle, while America burns its
resources, its dollars, its credibility, its young men and women,
and the very heart of our Constitution. Liberty and freedom
belong to all Americans, not just to a selected elite.
Complaint Against Genocide
and Other Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Connection With
The Pharmaceutical 'Business With Disease' And The Recent War
"War on Drugs" helps create more criminals and gang
members in our society because of the revolving door due to
overcrowded jails and prisons. America has created the largest
prison population on Earth!
The irony of America's "War on Drugs" is government profiting from seized money and property that motivates a continuation of the illegal drug trade so government can profit even more. Today the drug problem remains out of control and it will remain that way.
America has become a very dangerous place to live because of the ever increasing people that cannot earn an honest living because of their criminal record. Instead, they have to live in rundown neighborhoods and steal for a living.
If you want proof of how serious this problem is, then take a walk or have your car breakdown in their neighborhood, especially at night, and see how long it takes before you get robbed and/or assaulted and/or raped or murdered! Almost every city in America, big to small, has dangerous neighborhoods like that and it is getting worse.
The City of Los Angeles
has become like a city in the Iraq war where ethnic gangs are in
urban warfare. It is so bad the police stay away. It is just a
matter of time the same problem will spread throughout other
cities in the USA!
They want a war on drugs
and urban warfare on purpose so you will accept any type of
police state! The police will be like the military and the
military will be like the police. Jump to
illegal immigration links
The only industry that will be left in the future USA is the military, prison, law enforcement, security and alarm services. But they will fill those positions with cheap immigrants for higher profits!
The government already has
privatized military and law enforcement by contracting to for-profit
private mercenaries. This way they are not subject to
constitutional limitations that apply to government officials.
They are subject to less accountabilty and oversight.
Government is privatizing
prisons to use them for profit, slave labor, and to pay
correction officers less money!
Since just about
everything is a crime in America, private prisons will profit
when they fill them up. Corporations along with the for-profit
prisons will increase their profit by using prisoners as slave
labor getting paid little to nothing.
Bush's investment in
Prisoners learn the gang
lifestyle in prison that motivates them to join gangs when they
are released thus creating more crime.
Prisons are rife with
infectious illnesses and they threaten to spread them to the
The military provides
soldiers with drugs to help them kill more people with no remorse.
officials invest in prescription drug companies to control and
profit big from them, while making prescription drugs nearly
Use of chemical and
biological weapons on plants in the "War on Drugs" put
into question America's own international policy on weapons of
The "War on Drugs"
and now the "War on Terror" are excuses government use
to gain more control of people's lives. The new money laundering
laws force financial institutions to report in full detail to the
government if someone thinks your deposit and withdrawals are
suspicious or abnormally changing. Terrorists have switched to
commodities to avoid banks and these laws, while the government
will find other uses besides terrorism for their tougher laws.
America's drug problem should be treated as a health problem, not as a criminal problem!
What is wrong with our
focus on the "drug war" when 200,000 die each year from
prescription drugs by "big pharma", yet approximately only 20,000 die because of
illegal drug use?
http://www.drugawareness.org/ International Coalition for Drug Awareness
President Nixon (R-CA) in
the 1970s started the "War on Drugs" that gave
extraordinary powers to police. The war on drugs has created a
costly, overcrowded, and growing jail and prison system.
Prisoners train other prisoners on how to be a better organized
criminal when they get back into society while some inmates learn
to embrace Islamic fundamentalism during their jail or prison
http://abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/stossel_drugs_020730.html Governments "War on Drugs" Fails
Here is just a small
example of innocent people becoming victims of injustice in the
"War on Drugs" by drug frame-ups involving the police.
Drug war problems
Office of National Drug Control Policy - ONDCP - http://www.theantidrug.com/
Hidden Drugs Plague U.S. Auto Auctions
Rush Limbaugh and the war on drugs By Mick Youther
Non-profit hospitals charge
outrageous medical bills. They cost more and deliver worst care.
God's food could be considered
a drug by the FDA. The FDA [run by people connected to big
pharma] wants to deal a fatal blow to the alternative medicine
industry, outlawing nutritional supplements, functional foods,
homeopathy and natural therapies all at once. The FDA has
declared war on natural medicine and the American people.
http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/ Government Stance on CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
Would Break Law: The official stance of the US Government on the
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS Vitamins and Minerals Standard is illegal.
"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the U.S.A., writer of Declaration of Independence, American statesman.
The government has a right
to take peoples land so they can get more tax money. That is not
what our For Fathers wanted for the issue of eminent domain. It
was intended to be used for roads, schools, public building and
other things along that line. Well our local governments are now
using it to make money by allowing corporations to take your land.
June 23, 2005
The United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision to give local governments broad power to seize private property to generate tax revenue. In a scathing dissent, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said the decision bowed to the rich and powerful at the expense of poor and middle-class Americans. Today the Court abandons this long-held, basic limitation on government power. Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner. If such 'economic development' takings are for a 'public use', any taking is, and the Court has erased the Public Use Clause from our Constitution, as JUSTICE O'CONNOR powerfully argues in dissent.
concurring Associate Justice Stevens, John Paul from Illinois appointed by President Ford
concurring Associate Justice Kennedy, Anthony M. from California appointed by President Reagan
concurring Associate Justice Souter, David H. from New Hampshire appointed by President Bush, Sr.
concurring Associate Justice Ginsburg, Ruth Bader from New York appointed by President Clinton
concurring Associate Justice Breyer, Stephen G. from Massachusetts appointed by President Clinton
dissenting Chief Justice Rehnquist, William H. from Virginia appointed by President Reagan
dissenting Associate Justice O'Connor, Sandra Day from Arizona appointed by President Reagan
dissenting Associate Justice Scalia, Antonin from Virginia appointed by President Reagan
dissenting Associate Justice Thomas, Clarence from Georgia appointed by President Bush, Sr.
Kelo et al v. City of New
Pushing the limits of
'public use' By Dennis Cauchon
"It's un-American to take my property and give it to a private developer." The Constitution says private property can be taken for "public use" if the owner receives "just compensation." Courts have traditionally defined "public use" broadly.
Seizing your property over
Civil Asset Forfeiture to legally steal everything you got!
Warning To The World About The New America
"The incisive and
sharply focused snapshots presented here give a telling portrait
of some of the most dangerous forces undermining what is decent
and hopeful in American and global society. A warning that should
be taken very seriously." --Noam Chomsky
America's government controlled excessive profiting and price gouging to win World War II but what about today's War on Terror and the War on Iraq.
The final version of the $87 billion spending bill for Iraq and Afghanistan is missing provisions the Senate had passed to penalize war profiteers who defraud American taxpayers.
War On Terrorism Means Perpetual Attack On Liberties By Chuck Baldwin
When Democracy Failed - The Warnings of History by Thom Hartmann
USA TM or USA TM By Kalle Lasn
The Collapse of the Middle Class by Rep. Bernie Sanders
ACCORDING TO PLAN by Cynthia Tucker
Steamed For Labor Day By Marty Jezer
Gotta Go...Gotta Run - But Where? By Judith Moriarty
The Implosion Of America By Judith Moriarty
Run The Numbers
A Good Economy By Charley Reese
IT in permanent decline, execs worry Industry leaders at Intel Developer Forum air concerns about US future By Stephen Lawson
America's rich get richer thanks to tax-cutting Bush By Andrew Gumbel
Buffett Warns Of Trade Deficit Disaster
US Corps Pick Up Pace Sending More US Jobs Overseas
Bushite betrayal of working America
Jobless Count Skips Millions by David Streitfeld
More Stealth As Outsourcing Rapidly Picks Up Speed
The dismal failure of "free trade" by Leon Fisher
Circus Of Bedlam by Judith Moriarty
When the repo man comes a knockin
Bush Drives The Nation Towards Bankruptcy By Peter Eavis
Hastert Disagrees With
Presidents Economic Advisor On Outsourcing
Bush's Data Dump
The administration is hiding bad economic news. Here's how. By Russ Baker
First on Senates agenda: Bush
plan to kill overtime
"The Bush administration proposal is not only anti-worker and anti-family, it is bad economic policy," said Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa. "It will take money out of the pockets of hardworking Americans and will not create one new job." Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., warned, "Americas workers should be very concerned about the overtime changes being proposed by the Bush administration."
A House vote opposing the
Bush administration plans to rewrite decades-old rules on
overtime pay, saying it was a clear signal to the Labor
Department that new rules denying benefits to millions of workers
were unacceptable. President Bush has threatened to veto the
spending bill if it includes the prohibition on the overtime
changes, which are strongly backed by business groups.
The proposed overtime law allows several ways that employers could avoid paying overtime to low-wage workers. Employers' options to reduce costs include cutting the wages of the 1.3 million low-wage workers newly eligible for overtime, then adding the overtime to equal the original salary; or raising salaries to the new $22,100 annual threshold so they would be ineligible.
The adage says, "What's good for Business is good
Avoiding taxes and shipping jobs overseas is not good for
America, it's stealing the wealth of America.
By Mick Youther
Wal-Mart Is Not a Business, It's an
by Richard Freeman and Arthur Ticknor
Wal-Mart Collapses U.S. Cities and Towns by Richard Freeman
Wal-Mart `Eats' More U.S. Manufacturers by Richard Freeman
CORPORATE POWER The High Price of Wal-Mart by David Sirota, Christy Harvey and Judd Legum
American jobs are not the only thing threatened by offshore outsourcing, personal information is also at risk. Outsourcing of call center jobs to foreign companies poses a danger to medical, financial and other information of U.S. citizens. There is no assurance that privacy will be protected when personal data is transferred to offshore companies that are beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement. The implications for identity theft by gangs, breaches of homeland security by al-Qaida, and criminal misuse and abuse by multinational corporations are frightening.
Businesses in a number of fields, including high-tech, are moving an increasing amount of work from the United States and Europe to affiliates or contractors in countries including India, China and the Philippines, generally to cut costs. That movement has provoked a heated response to protect workers at home.
Americans are losing their jobs and their privacy in one fell swoop.
Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT),
announced at a March 3, 2004 that he will be introducing the
Defending American Jobs Act of 2004 with 50 tri-partisan original
A far-reaching bill to
reauthorize the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will
override state financial privacy laws and gut state identity
theft protections, according to the Foundation for Taxpayer and
Consumer Rights (FTCR). Two versions of the bill, S. 1753 and H.R.
2622, have already cleared the U.S Senate and the House of
Representative. A final conference committee agreement announced
includes a broad pre-emption of state identity theft protections.
The U.S. Senate voted on legislation that will allow banks to share or sell a consumer's private financial information to corporate affiliates despite state laws limiting such activity. The federal legislation will override a new landmark California financial privacy law and pre-empt any future state laws that attempt to limit information sharing between a bank and its corporate family.
The fact that anyone can buy nearly everyone's Social Security numbers and other private information legally underscores the need for stronger, not weaker, privacy protections. The reckless exchange of social security numbers and other private information among America's corporations has dramatically increased Americans' risk of identity theft.
"First the banks take our privacy, now they are taking our right to protect ourselves when we are victimized by identity thieves," Jerry Flanagan, a consumer advocate for The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR)... "This bill protects banks and identity thieves, not consumers... "The U.S. House, Senate and President Bush have bowed to the powerful banking lobby by trading state consumer protections for federal loopholes," said Jerry Flanagan, a consumer advocate for The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR).
The reckless exchange of social security numbers and other private information among America's corporations has dramatically increased Americans' risk of identity theft. Identity theft led all complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and doubled in 2002. Recently the FTC announced almost 10 million Americans are victimized by identity theft each year.
The Bush Administration's support of S.1753 preemption of stronger state privacy laws violates promises the president made during his 2000 campaign. Bush said he wanted to make it a criminal offense to sell a person's social security number without his or her permission. Bush also said: "I think there ought to be laws that say a company cannot use my information without my permission. We can live in a private world." Similarly, President Bush said, "I believe privacy is a fundamental right, and that every American should have absolute control over his or her personal information."
Since the 2002 election
cycle, big banks contributed $20.6 million dollars to
Congressional representatives -- 63 percent to Republicans. Since
2000, President Bush has received $2.1 million from securities
and investment firms, $582,250 from commercial banks, $562,292
from insurance companies and another $967,100 from other finance
companies. Citigroup's support of the bill, which has 2400
affiliates, spent $4.6 million so far this year lobbying on
Capitol Hill to take Americans' privacy rights and $11.7 million
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/ftcr/co/ FTCR Commentary
Warning! E-mail inboxes
are about to get flooded with even more spam, and experts are
saying computer users can thank Congress and President Bush for
enacting a weak federal anti-spam law.
Un-Canning Spam By Cynthia L. Webb
A coalition of labor unions, social service advocacy groups, environmental groups, nonprofit organizations and employee coalitions wants Congress to stop Bush Administration plans to privatize government services. The coalition is concerned about plans by the Office of Management and Budget to rewrite OMB Circular A-76 in a way that it will make it easier for private companies to receive government contracts.
"The effort to sell government to big business cannot continue -particularly when it deals with privatizing public services which are inherently governmental," said John Gage, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees which is a member of the coalition and represents some 600,000 federal workers. "This new option being pushed by the Bush Administration would accelerate a process which we believe will have a detrimental impact on services to the American people," he added. "It has not been shown to save taxpayers money but in fact removes the rights of Americans to be stakeholders in the running of their government."
http://www.afge.org/ American Federation of Government Employees
"Many months ago our
members of Congress talked with great eloquence about how putting
profits before safety nearly ruined our nation's space system,"
said John Carr, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers
Association. "Today, a narrow majority proved that their
words weren't quite sincere." "It is a shame that after
much arm-twisting, some Republicans reversed their earlier vote
to specifically prohibit privatization of our skies," Carr
said after the House voted to approve a Federal Aviation
Administration funding bill that jeopardizes air safety. "They
seemed to forget that the House voted 418-8 to ban privatization
and 94-0 in the Senate. Democracy has taken a big hit. What's the
point of a checks and balances system of government if the
overwhelming will of both houses of Congress can get tossed aside
like yesterday's trash? "
http://www.natca.org/ National Air Traffic Controllers is fighting air traffic control privatization.
The following statement
was released this Nov. 21 (2003) by National Air Traffic
Controllers Association President John Carr on Senate passage of
the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill:
"The American flying public can breathe a sigh of relief for now. Congress has declared that selling out air traffic control to the lowest bidder will not be tolerated. From day one this has been about safety and safety has finally won. Now it's up to all of us concerned about the safety of our skies to make sure that the Administration sticks to its promise not to privatize. Actions speak louder than words and rest assured that we will be watching.
Mandatory insurance is like making you automatically guilty and liable by forcing you to buy it. They presume you are always irresponsible and a monetary danger to others no matter what. You cannot drive without mandatory auto insurancs, you cannot get health care without health insurance, and now you cannot rent without manadatory renters insurance. Add you cannot get a higher education without mandatory health insurance. What is next? You cannot call America a free society because of these mandatory insurance schemes brought by lawyers, corporations, and government.
It is another way to pick your pocket.
Part of the
motivation of mandatory insurance is to drive poor people out of
their cars, out of their homes, out of medical care, and out of
higher education. Mandatory insurance should be abolished because
it criminalizes the poor and the lower class.
Insurance companies are
raising automobile, homeowner, renters or business liability
premiums up to 100% or more. The insurance companies blame mold,
terrorism, fires, drought, too many lawsuits, etc. They say they
are losing money from paying claims. The insurance industry is
trying to deceive you. There has been no sudden increase in
claims. The insurance companies are cooking their books to create
a "crisis" as a smokescreen to cover their own losses
in the stock market including investments in Enron, WorldCom
and other scandal plagued companies. The insurance companies
wants you to pay for their mistakes.
Illegal Immigration: A view from a
Police officers squad car (Part I) By Frosty Wooldridge
Illegal Immigration From A Police Officers Squad Car: Part II Loss Of Law And Order By Frosty Wooldridge
LAWSUIT IN PROGRESS
President BUSH, ASHCROFT and THOMPSON sued in civil court for aiding and encouraging ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Media blackout also in progress!
Some Dare Call It Treason By Liz Michael
Bush's Amnesty Plan Triggers Jump in Illegal Immigration by Joseph A. D'Agostino
Illegals rise 15% since Bush plan
2004 Year of the Slave
Americans: What Does it Take to Wake Them Up???? By: Jay Shaft
U.S. government betrayal by Joseph Farah
Foreign holding companies,
often hidden or secret, invest inside America to influence
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