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Totalitarianism Watch: Globalist Mouthpiece Calls For the Entire Planet to Adopt ‘National Identification System’

aa-illuminati - symbol Would you like to have a digital identity card that is automatically issued to you at birth? In one European nation, residents use such a card when they go to the hospital, when they do their banking, when they go shopping and even when they vote. This card has become so popular that this particular European country actually plans to start issuing them to millions of non-citizens all over the planet who request them. Never heard about this? Neither had I before this week. The Economist, a well-known mouthpiece for the global elite, is calling for the entire planet to adopt this “national identification system” that the little nation of Estonia has adopted. The Economist is touting all of the “benefits” of a “national identification card”, but are there dangers as well? Could adopting such a system potentially open the door for greater government tyranny than we have ever known before? http://www.infowars.com/globalist-mouthpiece-calls-for-the-entire-planet-to-adopt-the-national-identification-system-one-european-country-has-established/


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Frightening People Into Silence

aa-government - Jefferson saying good one “Chilling” is the word lawyers use to describe governmental behavior that does not directly interfere with constitutionally protected freedoms, but rather tends to deter folks from exercising them. Classic examples of “chilling” occurred in the 1970s, when FBI agents and U.S. Army soldiers, in business suits with badges displayed or in full uniform, showed up at anti-war rallies and proceeded to photograph and tape record protesters. When an umbrella group of protesters sued the government, the Supreme Court dismissed the case, ruling that the protesters lacked standing – meaning, because they could not show that they were actually harmed, they could not invoke the federal courts for redress. Yet, they were harmed, and the government knew it. Years after he died, longtime FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover was quoted boasting of the success of this program. The harm existed in the pause or second thoughts that protesters gave to their contemplated behavior because they knew the feds would be in their faces – figuratively and literally. The government’s goal, and its limited success, was to deter dissent without actually interfering with it. Even the government recognized that physical interference with and legal prosecutions of pure speech are prohibited by the First Amendment. Eventually, when this was exposed as part of a huge government plot to stifle dissent, known as COINTELPRO, the government stopped doing it. Until now. http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2014/07/16/chilling-governmental-behavior/#.U8fTRMmg9Ek.email


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On Israel, Ukraine and Truth

aa-war is peace freedom is slavery The other night, I saw George Orwells’s 1984 performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.” http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/11/on-israel-ukraine-and-truth/


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Tyranny Resurrected

aa-Republicrats - vote republicrat skull and bones good one Imagine living in a country where armed soldiers crash through doors to arrest and imprison citizens merely for criticizing government officials. Imagine that in this very same country, you’re watched all the time, and if you look even a little bit suspicious, the police stop and frisk you or pull you over to search you on the off chance you’re doing something illegal. Keep in mind that if you have a firearm of any kind while in this country, it may get you arrested and, in some circumstances, shot by police. If you’re thinking this sounds like America today, you wouldn’t be far wrong. However, the scenario described above took place more than 200 years ago, when American colonists suffered under Great Britain’s version of an early police state. It was only when the colonists finally got fed up with being silenced, censored, searched, frisked, threatened, and arrested that they finally revolted against the tyrant’s fetters. No document better states their grievances than the Declaration of Independence. A document seething with outrage over a government which had betrayed its citizens, the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, by 56 men who laid everything on the line, pledged it all—“our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”—because they believed in a radical idea: that all people are created to be free. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/07/05/tyranny-resurrected-john-whitehead/


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Independence Day? 79 Percent of Americans Are Completely Okay With the Current Level of Tyranny

aa-Fourth of July fireworks On July 4th, the United States will celebrate Independence Day once again. But who in the world are we trying to kid? Our founders intended to create a society where freedom and liberty would be maximized, but that is not what America looks like today. Instead, we live in a country that literally has millions of laws, rules and regulations. We have a government that is obsessed with spying on the entire planet and that tries to watch, monitor, track and record as much information about all of us as it possibly can. A “Big Brother” surveillance grid is being constructed all around us, and our militarized police are becoming more brutal with each passing day. Sadly, most Americans don’t seem too alarmed by any of this. In fact, a new Gallup survey has found that 79 percent of Americans are “satisfied” with the level of freedom in this nation. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/independence-day-79-percent-of-americans-are-completely-okay-with-the-current-level-of-tyranny


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Based on what the occupiers get away with, especially with " foreign policy ", one has to assume that at this point the herd actually prefers being lied to.

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Based on what the occupiers are getting away with, one must only assume that not only does most of the herd not mind it, they actually prefer being lied to.

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Independence Day, 2014

aa-targeted assassinations - Obama w drone behind him History has recorded no memo before this one that has advised a president in writing that he is free to kill an American who is not engaging in violence. The logic of the memorandum states that Americans overseas who join organizations that promote acts of terror are the equivalent of enemy soldiers in uniform in wartime. It follows, the memo argues, that because Congress has authorized the president to kill foreign terrorists when they are in foreign lands, he can kill Americans there, as well. Conveniently, the memorandum never mentions the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which famously commands that if the government wants the life, liberty or property of any person, it can only do so via due process. Due process requires a jury trial with its attendant constitutional protections. The only recognized exceptions to this requirement are the individual and collective right to immediate self-defense. Since natural rights trump all positive law, a cop can kill a bank robber who is shooting at him, and soldiers can kill enemy soldiers who are about to shoot at them. At the root of the recognized exceptions to the requirement of due process is the active violence of the perpetrator, such that due process is impossible and such that the threat to life is clear, present and immediate. http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2014/07/02/independence-day-2014/#.U7VRmykiIVM.email


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Land of the Free Watch: The Vampire State Draws Blood

aa-DUI checkpoint sign To celebrate what used to be called Independence Day, police in Oregon have announced a “no refusal” initiative for the Fourth of July weekend. Motorists who refuse to “volunteer” for a Breathalyzer test will be subjected to an immediate involuntary blood test, which will take place either at the side of the road, a nearby medical facility, or in a jail. Prosecutors and judges will be on call to rubber-stamp police requests for a blood draw warrant. By treating the right to travel as if it were a state-granted privilege, the Regime and its affiliates created a concept called “Implied Consent.” This amounts to a plenary waiver of individual rights for anybody who receives a state-issued driver’s license. Under “Implied Consent,” police throughout the soyuz – like their East German antecedents – can detain any driver at their discretion, conduct a warrantless search of the driver’s vehicle, and compel the driver to undergo a “chemical test” for alcohol, by way of either a Breathalyzer or the more invasive method of a bodily fluid test – blood or urine. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/william-norman-grigg/the-vampire-state-steals-blood/


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Brave New World Revisited

aa-1984 - freedumbville great one I was sitting in the waiting room at Jiffy Lube this morning reading my used copy of Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley that I bought in Wildwood a couple weeks ago. As other people were tapping away on their iGadgets, I was reading words that just blew me away with their simplicity of reason and prophecy of everything that has come to pass 56 years after he wrote them. His assessment of our loss of freedom and liberty as central government and corporations gained more control was 100% accurate. With every sentence I read, I realize Huxley was the most important thinker of the 20th century. I was going to post some quotes from the book and did a search to see if I could find some easily. Instead I found the entire book online. I urge everyone to read it. The man foresaw everything that was going to happen and why. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/06/28/brave-new-world-revisited/


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The NSA Claims It is ‘Too Big to Comply’ With a Court Order

aa-NSA - logo The fact that that the NSA is now claiming it is “Too Big to Comply” to a court order is an extremely important revelation since it further proves that the super rich and super powerful are in no way shape or form subject to the same laws as the rest of us. The mega banks are “Too Big to Fail,” multi-national corporations are “Too Big to Pay Taxes” and the government is just “Too Big to be Useful.” The rule of law no longer exists in America (remember Jon Corzine), which in turn means there is no longer a functioning society. http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-nsa-claims-it-is-too-big-to-comply-with-a-court-order/


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Has the Department of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

aa-homeland security - military If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/friendswood/opinion/whitehead-has-the-dept-of-homeland-security-become-america-s/article_81acf508-4660-5e0a-87fc-fee9c447f61f.html


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Happy Birthday, George Orwell

aa-1984 Big Brother George Orwell, novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, was born 111 years ago on June 25th. His novel 1984, a disturbing reminder of the dangers of excessive state power, remains gripping and popular, as does his allegorical novella Animal Farm, a creative and devastating critique of Stalinism. Before long, however, Orwell’s fiction may cease to shock as surveillance states across the globe turn his dystopian Oceania and nightmarish Big Brother into horrible realities. Here in America, according to an April Rasmussen survey, 37% of voters fear their federal government and 57% believe the federal government threatens rather than protects individual liberty. How did we come to this? http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/06/allen-mendenhall/orwells-oceania-in-1984/


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Land of the Free Watch: Fedgov Pushing Local Cops to Stay Mum on Surveillance

aa-surveillance state USA The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned. Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in routine state public records cases and criminal trials regarding use of the technology. This has resulted in police departments withholding materials or heavily censoring documents in rare instances when they disclose any about the purchase and use of such powerful surveillance equipment. Federal involvement in local open records proceedings is unusual. It comes at a time when President Barack Obama has said he welcomes a debate on government surveillance and called for more transparency about spying in the wake of disclosures about classified federal surveillance programs. http://news.yahoo.com/us-pushing-local-cops-stay-174613067.html;_ylt=AwrBJR4e65lTwmEAb7zQtDMD


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Top DHS Checkpoint Refusals

aa-checkpoint As you can see from the video, one must literally exercise one’s rights to see success. The act of legal noncompliance is a skill that requires repeated, disciplined effort. (The more you do it, the easier it gets!) When done correctly, the act creates shame and discomfort among officers tasked with detaining and interrogating innocent people. More importantly, it sends a message to law enforcement that we the people do not support unconstitutional intrusions of our privacy and liberty. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/06/steve-silverman/am-i-free-to-go/


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Congress Guts Anti-NSA Spying Bill Beyond Recognition

aa-Congress - monkees In what will come as no surprise to any of you, there are very few members of Congress I have even the slightest degree of respect for. However, Justin Amash is one of them. Rep. Amash is 34 years old and was first elected to Congress in 2010. He has been on my radar screen for several years now as one of the few elected representatives who act more like statesmen than politicians. He has been on the right side of many civil liberties related issues, including his opposition to the NDAA’s provision that allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without a trial. More recently, last summer he authored an anti-NSA amendment known as the “Amash Amendment,” which was defeated by establishment authoritarians in both political parties. I covered that story in my post: NSA Holds “Top Secret” Meeting to Stop Powerful Anti-Spying Amendment. Being the fighter that he is, Amash regrouped and came back with an anti-NSA spying bill with some teeth to it: The USA Freedom Act. This bill concerned the establishment to such a degree that Senator Feinstein launched her own competing bill, which believe it or not, intended to codify the NSA’s unconstitutional practices into law. In the end, what the status quo did was water down the once robust USA Freedom Act into oblivion. Don’t take my word for it, Justin Amash wrote the following on his Facebook page: http://www.silverdoctors.com/congress-guts-anti-nsa-spying-bill-beyond-recognition-original-cosponsor-justin-amash-votes-no/


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Land of the Free Watch: Supreme Court Refuses Challenge to NDAA Indefinite Detention of Americans

aa-NDAA - poster The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal against the clause of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which, the plaintiffs argue, allows for indefinite detention of Americans by the military. The case has been ongoing for two years, but ultimately ended in defeat Monday as the highest court effectively killed off the lawsuit, despite previous district court declarations that the legislation is harmful to the First Amendment and that Americans worried about being militarily detained had a “reasonable fear”. In a statement, Tangerine Bolen, one of the plaintiffs said “We are no longer a nation ruled by laws.” “We are nation ruled by men who have so steeped themselves in a false narrative that at the same time they are exponentially increasing the ranks of terrorists, they are destroying the rule of law itself. It is madness upon madness—the classic tale of becoming the evil you purport to fight while believing you remain righteous.” Bolen added. The case was brought by a group of journalists led by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Chris Hedges. Hedges, one of the few real respectable liberal voices, was also joined in his efforts by Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. http://www.infowars.com/supreme-court-refuses-challenge-to-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-americans/


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A Legal Way To Kill?

aa-Dees - drone attack There are numerous additional aspects of due process, the basics of which emanate from the Constitution itself. Yet, the “of law” modifier of the constitutional phrase “due process” gives Congress, not the president, the ability to add to the due process tools available to a defendant. Congress may subtract what it has added, but neither Congress nor the president may remove any of the tools available to the defendant under the Constitution. Until now. Now, we have a president whose principal law enforcement and intelligence officers have boasted that the president relies on a legal way to kill people without the time, trouble and cost of due process. The president himself, as well as the attorney general, boasted of this, as did the director of national intelligence and the director of the CIA. Yet, when asked by reporters for The New York Times for this legal rationale, Holder declined to provide it. http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2014/04/23/a-legal-way-to-kill/#.U1kdlekPH0s.email


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Land of the Free Watch: New York Homeland Security Encourages Businesses to Snitch on Preppers as Terrorists

aa-Big Brother - is watching good one The New York State Division of Homeland Security is encouraging businesses to snitch on preppers as terrorists, urging that the purchase of MRE’s, ammunition or flash lights be treated as a suspicious activity. http://www.infowars.com/ny-homeland-security-encourages-businesses-to-snitch-on-preppers-as-terrorists/


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Extremist Government Watch: Homeland Security Says Your Children Could Be Terrorists

aa-surveillance state USA The White House counter-terrorism chief who suggested that confrontational children could become terrorists is unfortunately just another example of a government official abusing “terrorism” rhetoric. http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-says-your-children-could-be-terrorists/


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Land of the Free Watch: The Next Shoe Just Dropped — Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege

In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom. You’re told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You’re told that other nations ‘hate you’ for your freedom. And you’re told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world. This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles– things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege. Yet each of these core pillars has been systematically dismantled over the years. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-19/next-shoe-just-dropped-court-denies-attorney-client-privelege


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Hope for the Dead

aa-liberty vs tyranny Today, it seems the power of the government continues to expand and the freedom of the individual continues to shrink. The loss of freedom comes in many forms. Sometimes, it is direct and profound, as when the government forces you to buy a health insurance policy for yourself or your employees that pays for contraceptive services, euthanasia and abortion, no matter your core religious beliefs. Sometimes, it is more subtle, like when the government prints money to pay its bills, and as a result, all the money and assets you already have lose much of their value. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/andrew-p-napolitano/theres-hope-for-the-dead/


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Land of the Free Watch: ‘Biggest Land Grab in the History of the World’

aa-West - dry riverbed In a move lawmakers and farmers are calling “the biggest land grab in the history of the world,” the Environmental Protection Agency is requesting jurisdiction over all public and private streams in the United States that are “intermittent, seasonal and rain-dependent.” http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/biggest-land-grab-in-the-history-of-the-world/#sk7lqI5u6Q4CElqR.03


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Flash Points of Tyranny: It Doesn’t End With the Bundy Standoff

aa-cliven bundy - good one of freedom fighters To the discerning eye they are everywhere; Flashpoints of tyranny threatening to push the nation into open revolt. The standoff between the Bundy ranch and the BLM feds is a visceral example of growing discontent over an expanding federal government. These abuses have occurred over many decades, with a focused intent. Centralization of power and a steady erosion of personal wealth and liberty have been the result. As these abuses and usurpations continue, Americans will face a choice between submitting or standing firm like the Bundy family did. http://www.blacklistednews.com/Flash_Points_of_Tyranny%3A_It_Doesn%E2%80%99t_End_With_The_Bundy_Standoff/34489/0/38/38/Y/M.html


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Freedom for Me, But Not for Thee

aa-Diane Feinstein Diane Feinstein’s outrage was directed at CIA domestic spying for the wrong reasons. She not only expressed no outrage over NSA spying, including upon her 37 million California constituents, but she approved it. The CIA behavior that she condemns is the unapproved or unreported torture and the domestic spying on a dozen persons in another branch of government. The NSA behavior that she approves is spying on all Americans all the time. All of this behavior goes to the heart of personal liberty in a free society. At that heart is the principle of personal sovereignty – the idea that individuals are sovereign and the state is merely one instrument with which to protect that sovereignty. Yet the government of which Feinstein approves has been assaulting personal sovereignty by destroying personal privacy. Privacy is not only a natural right – it exists by virtue of our humanity – but it has sound historical and textual roots. A natural right is an area or zone of personal behavior that may not be interfered with by the government, no matter whose good that interference might serve. http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2014/03/19/freedom-for-me-but-not-for-thee/#.Uyr5hdbj56k.email


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Lunatic Watch: Professor Calls For Climate Change ‘Deniers’ to Be Imprisoned

aa-global warming A professor with Rochester Institute of Technology has called for the incarceration of any American who actively disagrees that climate change is solely caused by human activity. Lawrence Torcello, a philosophy professor with a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, published the comments as part of an essay submitted to the academic website The Conversation. Torcello argues that malignant individuals, who he does not identify, are collectively organising a “campaign funding misinformation” about climate change. Torcello goes on to suggest that such activity “ought to be considered criminally negligent.” http://www.infowars.com/college-professor-calls-for-climate-change-deniers-to-be-imprisoned/


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Drones Will Cause an Upheaval of Society Like We Haven’t Seen in 700 Years

aa-drones - good one The human race is on the brink of momentous and dire change. It is a change that potentially smashes our institutions and warps our society beyond recognition. It is also a change to which almost no one is paying attention. I’m talking about the coming obsolescence of the gun-wielding human infantryman as a weapon of war. Or to put it another way: the end of the Age of the Gun. http://qz.com/185945/drones-are-about-to-upheave-society-in-a-way-we-havent-seen-in-700-years/


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The Buggering State

aa-TSA - 3-12-14 The USA is becoming a bone fide police state, albeit a superficially benign one which retains many of the trappings of what is traditionally known as “freedom.” Though the vast majority of citizens (or more properly, subjects) of these United States (make that this United State) have no power to restrain their rulers’ rapacious appetites for plunder, graft, and outright murder, they are nevertheless permitted to criticize these propensities of the ruling class, with as much vitriol as they see fit, and with overall legal impunity. Indeed, pretty much anyone can mouth off about pretty much any major issue, brazenly taking the anti-establishment side, and can pretty much get away with it, after a fashion. http://alternative-right.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-buggering-state.html


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Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage

Edward Snowden There is no free press without the ability of the reporters to protect the confidentiality of those who have the moral courage to make public the abuse of power. Those few individuals inside government who dared to speak out about the system of mass surveillance have been charged as spies or hounded into exile. An omnipresent surveillance state—and I covered the East German Stasi state—creates a climate of paranoia and fear. It makes democratic dissent impossible. Any state that has the ability to inflict full-spectrum dominance on its citizens is not a free state. It does not matter if it does not use this capacity today; it will use it, history has shown, should it feel threatened or seek greater control. The goal of wholesale surveillance, as Hannah Arendt wrote, is not, in the end, to discover crimes, “but to be on hand when the government decides to arrest a certain category of the population.” The relationship between those who are constantly watched and tracked and those who watch and track them is the relationship between masters and slaves. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/edward_snowdens_moral_courage_20140223


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Land of the Free Watch: White House Attempts to Unleash Ministry of Truth to Control All News Sources in America

aa-media - corporate media pro war If you weren’t already outraged by the illegal and unethically intertwined relationships between government and the mainstream media, then this revelation is sure to send you over the edge. Aside from the fact that the Obama administration has waged an unprecedented war on journalists, prosecuting more whistle-blowers while in office than any other president in history, now he’s announced that his administration will send government contractors into newsrooms across the nation to supervise the content they’re creating and producing through a series of involuntary surveys. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/white-house-attempts-to-unleash-ministry-of-truth-to-control-all-news-sources-in-america_022014


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An Unconscionable Silence

aa-Republicrats - vote republicrat skull and bones good one The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing. A glaring example of the impending triumph of a constitutional evil that could be stopped by folks who have been largely silent is the tyranny coming from the White House. And the folks who can stop this and are doing nothing about it are our elected representatives in Congress. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/andrew-p-napolitano/is-the-president-a-dictator/


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Paranoia, Surveillance and Military Tactics: Have We Become Enemies of the Government?

aa-American totalitarianism symbolism Relationships are fragile things, none more so than the relationship between a citizen and his government. Unfortunately for the American people, the contract entered into more than 200 years ago has been reduced to little more than a marriage of convenience and fiscal duty, marked by distrust, lying, infidelity, hostility, disillusion, paranoia and domestic abuse on the part of the government officials entrusted with ensuring the citizenry’s safety and happiness. https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/paranoia_surveillance_and_military_tactics_have_we_become_enemies_of_t


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The Art of American Scaremongering

aa-America - US of paranoia What we are seeing is a consensus within both the administration and congress that leakers of any and all classified information must somehow be punished. Working back from that premise, it is necessary to find some legal justification to enable the punishment to take place. This is behavior not atypical of totalitarian regimes. The Soviets maintained meticulous records of their completely phony show trials to demonstrate that some kind of rule of law was taking place while even the Nazis used a famous jurist Carl Schmitt to propagate their “Fuhrer principle,” that the government is always right. Rogers and others in the government who are looking to imprison people for doing the job that they should have been doing in terms of protecting the constitution are heirs to that legacy of government through intimidation and fear mongering. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2014/02/10/the-art-of-american-scaremongering/


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Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State

aa-surveillance - very good one Orwell was clear that the right to privacy had come under egregious assault. But the right to privacy pointed to something more sinister than the violation of individual rights. When ruthlessly transgressed, the issue of privacy became a moral and political principle by which to assess the nature, power and severity of an emerging totalitarian state. As important as Orwell’s warning was in shedding light on the horrors of mid-20th century totalitarianism and the endless regimes of state spying imposed on citizens, the text serves as a brilliant but limited metaphor for mapping the expansive trajectory of global surveillance and authoritarianism now characteristic of the first decades of the new millennium. http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21656-totalitarian-paranoia-in-the-post-orwellian-surveillance-state#.Uvo-KFcI-9U.email


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How to Spot a Paranoid Government Bureaucrat

aa-Cass Sunstein - 2-3-14 Whatever else one might say about Cass Sunstein, he surely knows who his enemies are. The former head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and member of the President’s panel on NSA “reforms” – infamous for his suggestion that government agents should “cognitively infiltrate” alleged “conspiracy-minded” groups – is out with a new one, this time aimed at “paranoid libertarianism.” Taking up where Princeton University historian and Clintonista Sean Wilentz left off, Sunstein avers: “It can be found on the political right, in familiar objections to gun control, progressive taxation, environmental protection and health-care reform. It can also be found on the left, in familiar objections to religious displays at public institutions and to efforts to reduce the risk of terrorism.” In short, any objection to the Obama administration’s agenda is indicative of “paranoia” on both sides of the political spectrum. While it would be tempting to write this off as mere partisan bombast, this isn’t the case with Sunstein, an ideologue whose faith in the beneficence of government action underlies all his public pronouncements. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/02/02/how-to-spot-a-paranoid-government-bureaucrat/


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Attack Chopper Joins Snipers and Checkpoints at Super Bowl

aa-NFL - security The Super Bowl will provide a venue to acclimate the American people to the presence of the military. The Defense Department said on Friday it will play a major role – with air defense, ground troops, a flyover and other contributions – at the high profile event. http://www.infowars.com/attack-helicopter-flyover-at-super-bowl/


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The State of the Totalitarian Union

aa-American Empire - banana republic What if the state of the union is a mess? What if the government spies on all of us all of the time and recognizes no limits to its spying? What if its appetite for acquiring personal knowledge about all Americans is insatiable? What if the government uses the microchips in our cellphones to follow us and listen to us as we move about? http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/andrew-p-napolitano/the-state-of-the-authoritarian-union/


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Presidential Placebo

aa-Obama - as emperor Instead of addressing the massive violations of the natural and constitutionally protected right to privacy, instead of acknowledging that but for the personal courage of Edward Snowden his administration would still be pulling the wool over our eyes, instead of reestablishing the serious constitutional and civil liberties bona fides he established for himself as a U.S. senator, the president defended his massive spying as a necessary tool in the fight to maintain national security and offered only a placebo to its critics. Just how massive is this scandal? The Washington Post has reported that the NSA hacks into 500,000 American buddy lists and 600,000 American address books every day, and the Guardian of London reported last week that the NSA seizes 200,000,000 American text messages every day. This is in addition to seizing the content of all cellphone- and landline-generated telephone conversations and copies of all emails sent or received in the United States. And all of that is in addition to seizing all bank records, utility bills and credit card bills of everyone in the United States. By not addressing or refuting any of this, the president obviously plans to continue it. He also plans to reject the most basic principles of American government. If the government derives its powers from the consent of the governed, as the Declaration of Independence declares it does, and if the governed lack the lawful authority to hack and seize our neighbors’ texts and phone calls and utility bills, how could we have given that authority to the government? http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2014/01/22/presidential-placebo/#.UuE0ls_DXrQ.email


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Totalitarianism Watch: What are My Rights at Various ‘Checkpoints’?

aa-checkpoint - reading pa The Supreme Court has ruled that random checkpoints for the purpose of finding illegal drugs are unconstitutional. However, police sometimes put up signs warning drivers of up-coming drug checkpoints and instead pull over people who make illegal u-turns or discard contraband out the window. If you see a sign saying “Drug Checkpoint Ahead”, just keep driving and don’t panic. If there’s a rest area following the sign, DO NOT pull into it. If you do, you’ll find yourself surrounded by drug-sniffing dogs. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/no_author/what-are-your-rights-at-checkpoints/


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The Pipe Dream of NSA Reformers

aa-NSA - your tax dollars at work The pipe dream of many of those who are complaining about the NSA’s massive surveillance scheme is that the NSA can be “reined in” by some type of congressional legislation. They just don’t get it. As long as the NSA exists, it’s going to do whatever it needs to do to protect “national security,” even if that means breaking the law. After all, protecting “national security” is paramount. It is everything. Does anyone honestly believe that the NSA is going to let the country go down if breaking the law enables the NSA to save it? Haven’t these people ever heard the old adage, “The Constitution is not a suicide pact”? Equally important, every single NSA official knows that nothing is ever going to happen to him if he is caught breaking the law, so long as he is doing it to protect “national security.” http://fff.org/2014/01/10/the-pipe-dream-of-nsa-reformers/


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Those Who Sacrifice Liberty for Facebook

aa-1984 - freedumbville great one We pay for convenience by willfully giving up privacy. Smartphones basically act like global tracking devices in your pocket. Every email sent is sucked up and recorded somewhere on a government server. Bank-account numbers are thrown up on the Internet, only to be occasionally stolen by slick hackers. Social media might as well be a portal for telling employers, “Never hire me, ever.” Like welfare, the average person has opted for short-term benefits at the expense of his own freedom. If that decision were limited to just the individual, everything would be kosher. But under democracy, every brain-dead bottom-feeder has a shot at electing steal-and-redistribute pols. They don’t just vote away their own liberty; they surrender everyone’s for a taste of tax handouts. http://takimag.com/article/those_who_sacrifice_liberty_for_facebook_james_miller/print#axzz2q195EmLm


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Demand an Unconditional Pardon for Edward Snowden

aa-Edward Snowden - good poster Benumbed as we are about the extent of the National Security Agency’s systematic spying on the American people, I thought nothing could surprise me anymore. I was wrong. The news that the NSA is intercepting newly-ordered computers en route to their purchasers and installing them with back doors really takes the cake: it conjures the kind of nightmare world a writer of dystopian fiction might imagine. I don’t even want to think about the possible scope of such a program, or its implications for the future. But I must: we all must. In a rational world, there would be no question about the moral and legal status of the man responsible for exposing this treason to the Constitution: he would be hailed as a hero by every sector of society, from the political class to the working class, and given the Congressional Medal of Honor. In our sorry, sinful world, however, Edward Snowden is on the lam, charged with two counts of violating the WWI-era Espionage Act and one count of stealing “government property.” Facing at least thirty years in prison, probably much more, he has been forced to seek asylum in Russia, of all places: condemned, as the New York Times put it in an editorial calling for leniency in his case, to “a life of looking over his shoulder.” In the Bizarro World that enveloped us after 9/11, all values were inverted: good became evil, war was transmuted into peace, and the very concept of liberty was erased, replaced by the false idol of security. And the nightmare continues: long after the smoke that choked Manhattan cleared, our queer condition persists. In our new world-turned-upside-down, the guilty are glorified and the innocent pursued to the ends of the earth. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/01/02/demand-an-unconditional-pardon-for-edward-snowden/


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Washington Has Discredited America

aa-Washington DC - tank in front of white house Years ago when I described the George W. Bush regime as a police state, right-wing eyebrows were raised. When I described the Obama regime as an even worse police state, liberals rolled their eyes. Alas! Now I am no longer controversial. Everybody says it. According to the UK newspaper, The Guardian, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, had an angry exchange with Obama in which Merkel compared Obama’s National Security Agency (NSA) with the East German Communist Stasi, which spied on everyone through networks of informers.
Merkel grew up in Communist East Germany where she was spied upon by the Stasi, and now that she has risen to the highest political office in Europe’s most powerful state, she is spied upon by “freedom and democracy” America. A former top NSA official, William Binney, declared that “We (the US) are now in a police state.” The mass spying conducted by the Obama regime, Binney says “is a totalitarian process.” Perhaps my best vindication, after all the hate mail from “super patriots,” who wear their ignorance on their sleeves, and Obama-worshipping liberals, whose gullibility is sickening, came from federal judge Richard Leon, who declared the Obama-sanctioned NSA spying to be “almost Orwellian.” As the American Civil Liberties Union realized, federal judge Leon’s decision vindicated Edward Snowden by ruling that the NSA spying is likely outside what the Constitution permits, “labeling it ‘Orwellian’–adding that James Madison would be ‘aghast.’” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/12/19/washington-discredited-america-paul-craig-roberts/


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A Conspiracy So Vast

aa-Constitution - burning As a result of these revelations, no one has been fired, except Snowden, and the conspiracy has grown. Earlier this week, The Washington Post reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now spying on us. It seems that the FBI, no doubt jealous of the unpunished lawlessness of the NSA, has acquired software that permits it to utilize the tiny cameras in many home computers to observe whoever or whatever may be in front of the computer screen. The FBI doesn’t only look at whoever is using the computer screen; it also captures the words and images on the screen. It seems to have an affinity for monitoring online gaming, even the lawful variety. In 1949, when George Orwell predicted in his terrifying novel “1984″ the future use of television sets to watch us in our homes, many thought he was a delusional paranoid. It turns out that he was just off by a generation. His predictions have come to pass. Like many growing conspiracies, this one has spawned others. The Washington Post also reported this week that local cops, too, are jealous of the NSA and its ability to break the law with impunity. In an effort to catch bad guys, local police in half a dozen American cities have begun to ask local telecom providers for a “tower dump.” A tower dump consists of digital recordings of all cellphone usage from a given cell tower. http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2013/12/12/a-conspiracy-so-vast/?subscriber=1


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Dictatorship Watch: Federal Grants Enable Increased Surveillance by Local Government

From coast to coast, the Obama administration is giving high-tech gifts and bags of cash to struggling local law enforcement to entice them to become subcontractors in the building of the global gulag. From the Department of Homeland Security to the NSA and the federal courts, every branch of the federal government is tugging at the blanket of surveillance, hoping to cover all of us under the “protection” of Big Brother so that no act of defiance will escape recognition and reprisal. http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/16737-federal-grants-enable-increased-surveillance-by-local-govt


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Dictatorship Watch: Texas Paramedics Now Conducting DUI Blood Draws

Beginning Sunday, the Lone Star state introduced a new law authorizing more than 6,000 Texas paramedics to conduct DWI blood draws. The law, passed by the Texas Legislature this spring, allows EMTs to draw blood at the scene of an accident or arrest upon request from the police, reported KHOU. The new law conveniently emerged over Labor Day weekend, a holiday that brings the state thousands of dollars in revenue through DWI fees and arrests. http://www.infowars.com/texas-paramedics-now-conducting-dui-blood-draws/


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The Liefare-Warfare State

In his famous essay, “War is the Health of the State,” Randolph Bourne made an important distinction between country and state. One’s country is “an inescapable group into which we re born.” As such, “there is no more feeling of rivalry with other peoples than there is in our feeling for our family.” Country is “a concept of peace, of tolerance, of living and letting live,” wrote Bourne. The state, on the other hand, “is essentially a concept of power, of competition.” Conflating the two concepts – country and state – sends one into a hopeless and very dangerous confusion. For the history of the American country is one of “conquest of the land, of the growth of wealth, of the enterprise of education, and the carrying out of spiritual ideals.” http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/thomas-dilorenzo/the-liefare-warfare-state/


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Obama Explains the FEMA Camps

Rachel Madow has compiled and dissected some recent speeches by Obama in which he explains the future use of FEMA camps directly, and his twisted but very real legal theory allowing, at least to him, indefinite pre-emptive detention for crimes that have not been committed yet, and Obama’s overreach, far beyond anything Bush and Cheney ever attempted, and completely outside even the constitution’s Article 1, Section 9, which allows for suspension of Habeas Corpus during times of “Rebellion (e.g. as in the Civil War) or Invasion.” She compares Obama’s evolving policy to that of the Tom Cruise science fiction movie: Minority Report, in which Cruise works as a cop in the department of pre-crime, arresting people for things they haven’t done yet. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Obama-explains-the-FEMA-Ca-by-Scott-Baker-130824-284.html


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Making the World the ‘Enemy’

After 9/11, President George W. Bush turned to Civil War precedents to create military tribunals for trying alleged “terrorists.” But in applying those draconian rules to a worldwide battlefield, he created the nightmarish potential for a global totalitarianism, as retired U.S. Army JAG officer Todd E. Pierce explains. http://consortiumnews.com/2013/08/21/making-the-world-the-enemy/


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The NSA: ‘The Abyss from Which There is No Return’

We now find ourselves operating in a strange paradigm where the government not only views the citizenry as suspects but treats them as suspects, as well. Thus, the news that the National Security Agency (NSA) is routinely operating outside of the law and overstepping its legal authority by carrying out surveillance on American citizens is not really much of a surprise. This is what happens when you give the government broad powers and allow government agencies to routinely sidestep the Constitution. Indeed, as I document in my book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, these newly revealed privacy violations by the NSA are just the tip of the iceberg. Consider that the government’s Utah Data Center (UDC), the central hub of the NSA’s vast spying infrastructure, will be a clearinghouse and a depository for every imaginable kind of information—whether innocent or not, private or public—including communications, transactions and the like. In fact, anything and everything you’ve ever said or done, from the trivial to the damning—phone calls, Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Google searches, emails, bookstore and grocery purchases, bank statements, commuter toll records, etc.—will be tracked, collected, catalogued and analyzed by the UDC’s supercomputers and teams of government agents. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/john-w-whitehead/the-abyss-from-which-there-is-no-return/


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What We Lose if We Give Up Privacy

Privacy is connected to personhood. It has to do with intimate things—the innards of your head and heart, the workings of your mind—and the boundary between those things and the world outside. A loss of the expectation of privacy in communications is a loss of something personal and intimate, and it will have broader implications. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323639704579015101857760922.html


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On the Cusp

Remember that our lawmakers are forbidden from explicitly describing the level of surveillance the law now allows: in warning against what is being done in the dark, Sen. Ron Wyden has had to use elliptical language – much as someone who lived in the former Soviet Union at the height of the Stalin terror was restrained from describing ordinary everyday horrors in a letter to relatives living overseas. Legislators can’t debate the law, they can’t challenge the law, because the government’s secret interpretation of the law is highly classified – we aren’t allowed to know about it. When it comes to the Surveillance State, many of the traditional avenues of resistance are closed to us. For example, take Ladar Levison, head of Lavabit, a company that recently folded rather than cave in to the government’s demands. What were those demands? Well, Levison can’t say: if he does, the government can charge him, lock him up, and throw away the key. What he did say is that he was forced to make a choice between being “complicit in crimes against the American people” and Lavabit, an email service that allowed users to encrypt their communications (Snowden was reportedly among their customers). He chose the honorable course – but is prevented from telling us exactly why. We are told all this secrecy is necessary because, after all, we’re at war, and our enemies abroad are relentlessly pursuing any and all weaknesses in the system in order to destroy us. Yet there is reason to suspect that the nature of this “enemy” is far different from what we’ve been led to believe: it isn’t some terrorist hiding in a cave somewhere – because the “enemy” is us, i.e. the American people. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/08/13/data-gate-shows-were-on-the-cusp/


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The Police State Mindset in U.S. Public Schools

Once upon a time in America, parents breathed a sigh of relief when their kids went back to school after a summer’s hiatus, content in the knowledge that for a good portion of the day their kids would be gainfully occupied, out of harm’s way and out of trouble. Those were the good old days, before school shootings became a part of our national lexicon and schools, aiming for greater security, transformed themselves into quasi-prisons, complete with surveillance cameras, metal detectors, police patrols, zero tolerance policies, lock downs, drug sniffing dogs and strip searches. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, instead of making the schools safer, we simply managed to make them more authoritarian. It used to be that if you talked back to a teacher, or played a prank on a classmate, or just failed to do your homework, you might find yourself in detention or doing an extra writing assignment after school. Nowadays, students are not only punished for transgressions more minor than those—such as playing cops and robbers on the playground, bringing LEGOs to school, or having a food fight—but they are punished with suspension, expulsion, and even arrest. As a result, America is now on a fast track to raising up an Orwellian generation—one populated by compliant citizens accustomed to living in a police state and who march in lockstep to the dictates of the government. https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/the_police_state_mindset_in_our_public_schools


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The New, Improved 1984

George Orwell’s prescient book 1984 envisioned a technologically-enabled authoritarian state of ubiquitous surveillance, propaganda and fear that constantly rewrote history to suit the needs of the present regime. Published in 1949, 1984 took the totalitarian templates of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union and extended them into a future where the state employed technology to perfect not only control of the populace via police state repression but control of their minds via propaganda extolling the state and revising “facts” to support the current party line. Welcome to the new, improved 1984, America 2013. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-12/guest-post-new-improved-1984


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Tyranny Rules

Tyranny, even when discussing villains like Hitler, Mao and Stalin, does not have a single pedigree. Tyranny is a process, rarely gained via force until the defense mechanism of the host is destroyed. The process is well underway in America. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-09/guest-post-tyranny-rules


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putnamvt

Yeah, god forbid hat they never use the 'Hitler' qualifier 'in a' tyranny article'.

Realgeorge

Always Hitler is a "Tyrant." It's getting so that a guy can't even kick out the usurers in his country anymore -- not to mention restore the economy, and be approved by 95% of his countrymen

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Pro-Totalitarian Zealot: You’re Not a Real Journalist Unless You Draw a Salary

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed an amendment to the Media Shield Law – an irrelevant law ignoring protection already afforded by the First Amendment – that would limit the law’s protection only to “real reporters,” not bloggers and other upstart alternative media types. A real reporter, declared Madame Feinstein during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, is “a salaried agent” of a media company like the New York Times or ABC News, not a shoestring operation with volunteers and writers who are not paid. http://www.infowars.com/feinstein-youre-not-a-real-journalist-unless-you-draw-a-salary/


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putnamvt

Let's not smear national socialism with a feinstein association. Being an Israeli dual citizen, does she consider the spy Pollard a traitor? Gets kinda tricky I guess. Anti-semitic question.

Realgeorge

The face of a feminazi, Zionazi tyrant

zombee

The Face of a Tyrant.

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We’re in a Post-Constitutional America: Our Country is Going Sideways in Plain Sight, and Nobody’s Saying Much About It

Close your eyes for a moment, think about recent events, and you could easily believe yourself in a Seinfeldian Bizarro World. Now, open them and, for a second, everything looks almost familiar… and then you notice that a dissident is fleeing a harsh and draconian power, known for its global surveillance practices, use of torture, assassination campaigns, and secret prisons, and has found a haven in a heartless world in… hmmm… Russia. That dissident, of course, is Edward Snowden, just granted a year’s temporary asylum in Russia, a.k.a. the defender of human rights and freedom 2013, and so has been released from a Washington-imposed imprisonment in Moscow’s international air terminal and the threat of far worse. Now, close your eyes, open them again, and for just a moment, doesn’t the world look a little more orderly? After all, a draconian imperial power has taken one of its own dissidents, who wanted to reveal the truth about its cruel war practices and global diplomatic maneuverings, thrown him in prison without charges, abused and mistreated him, brought him before a drumhead military court and, on essentially trumped up charges of “espionage,” convicted him of just what its leaders wanted to convict him of. That power, of course, must be Russia and all’s right with the world… oops, I mean, that’s U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning and the “evil empire” that mistreated him is… gulp… the United States. http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/were-post-constitutional-america-our-country-going-sideways-plain-sight-and-nobodys?paging=off


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Obama’s Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Edward Snowden’s heroic revelations have made it possible for some House members from both parties to blow away the fog that shrouds so much tap dancing on Capitol Hill. When the Amash amendment went to the floor, there was no place left to hide. To their historic shame, 134 Republicans and 83 Democrats voted against Amash’s amendment (while 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats voted for it). That’s how the measure lost, 217-205. The record of the House vote tells us a lot. Top Republicans – including Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy – voted with Obama policies to keep smothering the Fourth Amendment. So did top Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. The stench at the pinnacle of GOP power hardly surprises most Democrats. But on civil liberties – as on so many other profound issues – a similar odor is emanating from the upper reaches of Democratic power on Capitol Hill, where Pelosi and Hoyer are far from the only Democrats who have become reflexive servants of indefensible Obama policies. http://original.antiwar.com/solomon/2013/07/25/obamas-willing-executioners-of-the-fourth-amendment/#.UfJq42U8c7Y.email


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The Evil of the National-Security State

What is “national security”? No one really knows. There is certainly no precise definition of the term. It’s actually whatever the government says it is. National security is one of the most meaningless, nebulous, nonsensical terms in the English language, but, at the same time, the most important term in the lives of the American people. All the government has to do is say “national security,” and all discussion and debate shuts down. If the government says that national security is at stake, that’s the end of the story. Federal judges will immediately dismiss lawsuits as soon as the government claims, “The case is a threat to national security, your honor.” Congress will immediately suspend investigations when the government claims that national security is at stake. The Justice Department will defer to the national-security establishment when it raises the issue of national security. National security, a term not even in the Constitution, trumps everything. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/07/jacob-g-hornberger/the-murder-of-jfk/


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Feds Say: ‘Pilots Have No Rights’

Flying has obtained information from a law enforcement source about the federal program that detains pilots upon their arrival at their destination airports and searches their airplanes. Training for the program was conducted via an “aviation drug interdiction” class sponsored by HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), a government organization that is a conglomerate of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to fight, as the name implies, drug traffic. http://www.flyingmag.com/news/feds-say-pilots-have-no-rights


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What Is The Government’s Agenda?

There is no longer any doubt whatsoever that the U.S. government is lawless, that it regards the U.S. Constitution as a scrap of paper, that it does not believe Americans have any rights other than those that the government tolerates at any point in time, and that the government has no fear of being held accountable by the weak and castrated U.S. Congress, the sycophantic federal courts, a controlled media, and an insouciant public. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/06/11/what-is-the-governments-agenda-paul-craig-roberts/


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Liberty in Shambles

The modern-day British soldiers — our federal agents — are not going from house to house; they are going from phone to phone and from computer to computer, enabling them to penetrate every aspect of our lives. If anything violates the lessons of our history, the essence of our values and the letter of the Constitution, it is this. http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2013/06/12/liberty-in-shambles/


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Land of the Free Watch: 1.4 Million Americans Have ‘Top Secret’ Clearances

Some 5 million people hold a government security clearance, according to a 2012 report by the Director of National Intelligence. About 1.4 million people have top-secret clearance, and half of those are the employees of private businesses. Some 480,000 contractors held top-secret credentials as of last year, and 2,000 companies supply contractors to the intelligence agencies. http://abcnews.go.com/US/secret-history-nsa-contractors/story?id=19366914&singlePage=true#.UbeJh7_n_ct


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An American Patriot

The smear campaign will begin immediately. The U.S. government is predictable. They will use their corporate MSM mouthpieces to denigrate and trash this martyr for American freedom and liberty. There will be an avalanche of negative articles and news reports by the usual faux journalists. They will attempt to convince the willfully ignorant masses that his revelations have endangered them and made them less safe. There is nothing further from the truth. This brave noble man has put his life in danger to reveal the Orwellian methods being used by the Federal government to control and monitor you. Edward Snowden is a true American Patriot. His plight should be the rallying cry for a revolution against the corrupt, dangerous, power hungry elitists that control this country. Think for yourself. Don’t let the controlled media tell you what to believe. This man has done a national service in revealing this secret spying effort that affects every person in this country. http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=55736


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The War On Israel's Enemies,oh, sorry, my error, The War On "Terror" .....I wonder if Diane Feinstein considers Jonathan Pollard a traitor?

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Government Spying: Should We Be Shocked?

by Ron Paul. Some of us were arguing back in 2001 with the introduction of the so-called PATRIOT Act that it would pave the way for massive US government surveillance – not targeting terrorists but rather aimed against American citizens. We were told we must accept this temporary measure to provide government the tools to catch those responsible for 9/11. That was nearly twelve years and at least four wars ago. We should know by now that when it comes to government power-grabs, we never go back to the status quo even when the “crisis” has passed. That part of our freedom and civil liberties once lost is never regained. How many times did the PATRIOT Act need renewed? How many times did FISA authority need expanded? Why did we have to pass a law to grant immunity to companies who hand over our personal information to the government? It was all a build-up of the government’s capacity to monitor us. http://www.infowars.com/government-spying-should-we-be-shocked/


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The Age of Authoritarianism: Government of the Politicians, by the Military, for the Corporations

President Obama’s declaration that “America is at a crossroads” in the fight against terror, a fight that is increasingly turning inwards, setting its sights on homegrown extremists, should give every American pause. We have indeed reached a crossroads. History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom. Certainly, this is a time when government officials operate off their own inscrutable, self-serving playbook with little in the way of checks and balances, while American citizens are subjected to all manner of indignities and violations with little hope of defending themselves. We have moved beyond the era of representative government and entered a new age, let’s call it the age of authoritarianism. Even with its constantly shifting terrain, this topsy-turvy travesty of law and government has become America’s new normal. Don’t believe me? Let me take you on a brief guided tour, but prepare yourself: the landscape is particularly disheartening to anyone who remembers what America used to be. http://lewrockwell.com/whitehead/whitehead84.1.html#.UaC9Xf0bnoE.email


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The New World Order is Unimpeachable

There are plenty of other indications that we are witnessing a transformation of government, and not for the better, including a warning that the war on terror will go on for at least twenty more years and the president can take whatever military action he deems appropriate during that time period. Remember the Pentagon’s Total Information Awareness program in 2002 that was intended to compile detailed dossiers on every American? Well, its back only the FBI and White House are now calling it “total internet surveillance” in an attempt to forestall “going dark” on the information transmitted by new technologies. It will provide real time access to all the data that moves or is accessible through over the web, which is nearly everything these days. Combine that with the NSA capability to tap all phones all the time and there is not a whole lot of room for privacy left, which is precisely the intention. A small percentage of investigations that are actually carried out with respect to the fourth amendment ban on illegal searches go through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which always accepts the government argument that national security is involved and approves the search. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2013/05/22/the-new-world-order-is-unimpeachable/#.UZ4Vf9ATat4.email


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Psycho-State Targeted Brandon Raub

Brandon Raub

So, John, you’ve been the legal defender of political prisoner, Brandon Raub. What happened to him has, I think, and I hope gotten the whole freedom movement – everybody is concerned about the growing American police state – very, very upset. Why don’t you start from the beginning, tell us how he was targeted by the FBI and by the other agencies, how he was seized without any charges, put in a psychiatric ward and so forth, and where you intervened, and just tell us the story. http://lewrockwell.com/whitehead/whitehead83.1.html


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TommyHilfiger

Instant sectiin 8. Instant lawsuit.

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Boston Becomes Toxic

The fallout from Boston has been more of the same lashing out that we saw post 9/11. People like Ron Paul who decry the breakdown in the constitution and rule of law are lambasted for being out of touch and “going too far” while the “liberal” Obama Administration prepares to give the FBI sweeping new powers. Unfortunately power is a zero sum game. If you take away rights and liberties they are not safe somewhere waiting to be restored, they are gone forever and have been transferred to someone else. If we establish the principle that any criminal act inflicting multiple casualties can be defined as terrorism and be treated by the imposition of martial law we will quickly lose constitutionally guaranteed access to some aspects of civilian rule of law. If we decide that no conversation or message, even if it originates in one’s home, is truly private then we will have lost a large measure of our personal liberty. And it can even get worse. There is speculation that the Obama Administration will use the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as a model for another secret federal court that can decide on the use of drones to assassinate American citizens. As FISC rules 100% in favor of the government, we can only expect rubberstamp kill lists as part of our future. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2013/05/15/boston-becomes-toxic/#.UZTnpKJXYh0.email


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The Surveillance State: Is This the Price of Living in a ‘Free, Safe’ Society?

Even with our freedoms in shambles, our country in debt, our so-called “justice” system weighted in favor of corporations and the police state, our government officials dancing to the tune of corporate oligarchs, and a growing intolerance on the part of the government for anyone who challenges the status quo, Americans have yet to say “enough is enough.” http://original.antiwar.com/jwhitehead/2013/05/15/the-surveillance-state-is-this-the-price-of-living-in-a-free-safe-society/#.UZTqexI85sY.email


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Human Liberty is Doomed

Hell on earth is the inevitable result from the elimination of personal liberty. The foundation of civilization rests upon the free will of each mortal and the cement of society is the ability of every person to make independent decisions and accept responsibility for their actions. The principles of the Christian gospel, the sacred heritage of the worth in each person and the traditional values of the golden rule are immutable and indisputable. Even so, the collectivist culture rejects the very core cornerstone that has provided the only intermittent sanctuary from the pillaging of the barbarians. http://batr.org/autonomy/050513.html


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Land of the Free Watch: Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who ‘Hate Government’

Mini-Fuhrer Ric Bradshaw

A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat. Bradshaw makes it clear that the kind of behavior which could prompt a visit from the authorities includes anti-government political statements that may be deemed a prelude to violent action. http://www.infowars.com/floridians-encouraged-to-report-neighbors-who-hate-government/


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Extremist Government Watch: Americans Fear Washington More Than Terror Attacks

According to a pair of recent polls, for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist hijackings, Americans are more fearful their government will abuse constitutional liberties than fail to keep its citizens safe. Even in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing – in which a pair of Islamic radicals are accused of planting explosives that took the lives of 3 and wounded over 280 – the polls suggest Americans are hesitant to give up any further freedoms in exchange for increased “security.” http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/americans-fear-government-more-than-terror/


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Totalitarian

There’s really no other word that would accurately describe the behavior of the many agencies that stormed through Boston and its suburbs this week. Thousands of State and local police, sheriff’s deputies, FBI SWAT employees, Homeland Security Shock Troops, and National Guard soldiers conducted a massive search – virtually none of it in compliance with the 4th Amendment – in search of a single teenager. They practically ordered an entire city “locked down” and were presumably prepared to begin arresting residents who refused to comply with what amounted to martial law. Now, just for a moment consider what the effective lock down means. As Charles W. Johnson presented the situation on Facebook, lockdown is “from the vocabulary of prison wardens, referring to a condition in which inmates are temporarily completely restricted in their movements and confined to their cells, in order to allow prison guards to conduct searches or contain and control what the inmates are doing.” He then asks these two questions: “If the police have the power to put a city ‘on lockdown,’ then what does that make the city? And what does it make the innocent people living in it?” Well, it would make the city a prisons and the residents would be inmates, naturally. http://lewrockwell.com/poindexter/poindexter11.1.html


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The Hostile Elite will not stop until all cities are locked down as Boston was,and America is "Gazafied".

Conrad

Isn't it interesting that the very people that opened our boarders to the non-white multitudes, which of course includes these Muslims, are the same ones that want to ban guns, gun powder, and put THEIR tanks on our streets?!

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Totalitarianism Watch: Anti-Feminism Might Become Illegal in the Nordic Countries

The Nordic Council has received recommendations from the expert panel to forbid antifeminist speech in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Norway). The “expert panel” was full of radical feminists and profeminist men. The report is written in the Nordic languages (except Finnish) and some parts in English. In the report antifeminist speech and right-wing extremist hate speech towards immigrants are treated as a part of the same movement. The Men’s Right Movement is labeled as part of right-wing extremism. http://www.the-spearhead.com/2013/03/29/antifeminism-might-become-illegal-in-the-nordic-countries/


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Cultural Marxist Insanity Watch: Middle School Girl Suspended Over Butter Knife

A thirteen year old girl was suspended from a Boston school this week for bringing a butter knife with her to cut up a pear for lunch, in the latest crackdown on kids taking anything vaguely resembling a weapon to school with them. As reported by Fox Boston, Morgan LaPlaume, a Wamsutta Middle School student, was suspended for a day over the incident. The girl needed the knife to cut up the fruit because she has braces and cannot eat the fruit whole. Of course, in the new America that fact is irrelevant because she could be an extremist. http://www.infowars.com/middle-school-girl-suspended-over-butter-knife/


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Nixon Has Won Watergate

This month, I spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal with some of its survivors at the National Press Club. While much of the discussion looked back at the historic clash with President Nixon, I was struck by a different question: Who actually won? From unilateral military actions to warrantless surveillance that were key parts of the basis for Nixon’s impending impeachment, the painful fact is that Barack Obama is the president that Nixon always wanted to be. Four decades ago, Nixon was halted in his determined effort to create an “imperial presidency” with unilateral powers and privileges. In 2013, Obama wields those very same powers openly and without serious opposition. The success of Obama in acquiring the long-denied powers of Nixon is one of his most remarkable, if ignoble, accomplishments. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/25/nixon-has-won-watergate/2019443/


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Watergate was a minor scandal which was hyped-up/ manufactured by the media in order to bring down a man who had just won the largest plurality in US history and had 4 years to settle a few scores. They had been attacking him relentlessly since the 1940s , when he caught Marxists/ Alger Hiss in a lie. Now every 2 bit scandal gets a "gate: stuck to the rear end of it just so the Americans who were whipped into hysterics then, never forget the enormity of Nixon's crimes. As compared to BushThe Dumberer, who lied us into Iraq - ZERO consequences ----Deceptive & false articles such as this one serve much the same function - deflecting, lying, distracting, keep the Big Lie alive. I think I'm through coming here.

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Land of the Free Watch: What Are My Rights at Various ‘Checkpoints’?

There are four general types of checkpoints you might encounter: DUI checkpoints, US border checkpoints, drug checkpoints, and TSA checkpoints. In a legal sense, they are not all created equal. So depending on which one you encounter, you’ll want to be prepared to flex your rights appropriately. http://lewrockwell.com/rep4/rights-at-checkpoints.html


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The Economics of Gun Control

Money and guns, often goes together. Sometimes used for the protection of cash, other times made on the sales and use of guns and ammo. Manufactured and sold openly, weapons of every description are a stable in the marketplace. Yet, firearms seem especially targeted for ownership extinction by law-abiding citizens. Ironically, the public purchases of personal pistols, rifles and shotguns are systematically restricted and regulated, while law enforcement officials add the latest in advanced ordinances to their arsenals. The obvious message is that the government is preparing for war against its own citizens. http://www.batr.org/negotium/030613.html


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Can You Trust the New Brain With an IQ of 7000?

I’ve been forcing myself to read gushing statements about the march of artificial intelligence (AI) and how, in the near future, we will have “the source code of the brain,” and computers will be able to do whatever the brain can do, except much, much faster. I’ve been reading about the day when we humans will somehow merge with the machines. I think the technocrats who promote these notions were raised on comic books, and they haven’t really moved on from that phase. http://lewrockwell.com/rappoport/rappoport20.1.html


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Your Own Smart Phone, Turned Against You

As The Guardian reported just recently, the defense industry is already working with Raytheon to build its own application that would map our physical movements, as well as our activity on social networking sites, including Facebook, Google, Twitter and FourSquare, which taken together, can drill down on both the location and buying habits of millions of users a day. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2013/02/18/your-own-smart-phone-turned-against-you/


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While Left And Right Fight, Power Wins

How does the progressive Obama Regime differ from the tax-cut, deregulation Bush/Cheney Regime? Both are complicit in the maximization of executive branch power and in the minimization of citizens’ civil liberties and, thus, of the people’s power. Did the progressive Obama reverse the right-wing Bush’s destruction of habeas corpus and due process? No. Obama further minimized the people’s power. Bush could throw us in prison for life without proof of cause. Obama can execute us without proof of cause. They do this in the name of protecting us from terrorism, but not from their terrorism. Americans who have no experience with, or knowledge of, tyranny believe that only terrorists will experience the unchecked power of the state. They will believe this until it happens to them, or their children, or their friends. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/02/14/while-left-and-right-fight-power-wins-paul-craig-roberts/


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Obama Bypasses Congress, Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

While Americans watched the last stand and possible death of Christopher Dorner, President Obama continued along the tyrannical tack and issued an executive order granting the intelligence agencies in his administration expansive and unconstitutional control over the flow of Internet traffic and the personal data of millions of users. http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/14510-obama-bypasses-congress-issues-cybersecurity-executive-order


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Obama’s Expanding Kill List

We are now witnessing the expansion of Obama’s Kill List. The list began under the Bush regime as a rationale for murdering suspect citizens of countries with which the U.S. was not at war. The Obama regime expanded the scope of the list to include the execution, without due process of law, of U.S. citizens accused, without evidence presented in court, of association with terrorism. The list quickly expanded to include the American teen-age son of a cleric accused of preaching jihad against the West. The son’s “association” with terrorism apparently was his blood relationship to his father. As Glenn Greenwald recently wrote, the power of government to imprison and to murder its citizens without due process of law is the certain mark of dictatorship. Dictatorship is government unconstrained by law. On February 10 the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Obama dictatorship now intends to expand the Kill List to include those accused of acting against foreign governments. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an “Algerian militant” accused of planning the January attack on an Algerian natural gas facility, has been chosen as the threat that is being used to expand Obama’s Kill List to include participants in the internal disputes and civil wars of every country. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/02/11/obamas-expanding-kill-list-paul-craig-roberts/


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http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/how-to-kill-a-drone-since-drones-can-kill-americans-americans-can-kill-drones-heres-how/34036/

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Land of the Free Watch: Florida Highway Patrol Announces Daytime Driver License, Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints

Hey, they used to have these in Soviet Russia and the East European communist countries. What fun! http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/traffic/traffic_news/fhp-announces-daytime-driver-license-vehicle-inspection-checkpoints#ixzz2KKQfjqDp


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99% of the kwans haven't the vaguest sense of what is in store.

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Majoring in Minors: Turning U.S. Schools Into Totalitarian Enclaves

Just as the 9/11 terrorist attacks created a watershed between the freedoms we enjoyed and our awareness of America’s vulnerability to attack, so the spate of school shootings over the past 10-plus years from Columbine to Newtown has drastically altered the way young people are perceived and treated, transforming them from innocent bystanders into both victims and culprits. Consequently, school officials, attempting to both protect and control young people, have adopted draconian zero tolerance policies, stringent security measures and cutting-edge technologies that have all but transformed the schools into quasi-prisons. In their zeal to make the schools safer, school officials have succumbed to a near-manic paranoia about anything even remotely connected to guns and violence, such that a child who brings a piece of paper loosely shaped like a gun to school is treated as harshly as the youngster who brings an actual gun. Yet by majoring in minors, as it were, treating all students as suspects and harshly punishing kids for innocent mistakes, the schools are setting themselves and us up for failure – not only by focusing on the wrong individuals and allowing true threats to go undetected but also by treating young people as if they have no rights, thereby laying the groundwork for future generations that are altogether ignorant of their rights as citizens and unprepared to defend them. http://lewrockwell.com/whitehead/whitehead70.1.html


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Eighty percent of the crime / violence that we have seen in the past 40 yrs. is the result of the changes made to our immigration laws in 1965, which allowed large numbers of non-whites into the country. If we factor in the actions of the Leftists (often times Jews) and the moral rot that they encourage that number jumps to 90%. ......... Jack's War http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=jack%27s+War

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U.S. Government Claims – Just Like the Communists – that the Truth is Too Complicated and Dangerous to Disclose to the Public

Secretive, unaccountable agencies are making life and death decisions which effect our most basic rights. They provide “secret evidence” to courts which cannot be checked and often withhold any such “evidence” even from the judges. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/u-s-government-claims-that-the-situation-is-so-complicated-and-dangerous-that-it-must-act-on-secret-information-just-like-the-nazis.html


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Land of the Free Watch: Permanent Checkpoints

If the occasional random roadside stop n’ frisk is a good idea – and not a violation of anyone’s rights – why not make such gantlets ubiquitous – and permanent? That’s the nut of San Antonio Deputy Police Chief Anthony Trevino’s argument in favor of establishing permanent DWI checkpoints. He’d like them in the vicinity of what he calls “hot spots” – that is, establishments where alcohol is served, such as restaurants and bars. (See here for the news story.) But why not everywhere? After all, “drunk driving” is a possibility anywhere. If Trevino’s wish is granted, the price of going out to dinner will include not merely the possibility of having to submit to an unwarranted (and unwanted) interrogation and inspection by the likes of Trevino and his pals. It will be a certain thing. The new normal – part of the routine. Just like being forced to assume the I surrender pose at the airport, spread your legs and let a blue-shirted goon have his (or her) way with you as the price of getting on an airplane. It has already been established in law – sanctified by the black-clad priests of legalese – that it is not “unreasonable” (and so, not a violation of the Fourth Amendment) to stop vehicles at random – that is, without any specific probable cause – and require drivers to roll down their window, provide ID, answer questions and – at the arbitrary discretion of the costumed enforcer – remove themselves from their vehicle and submit to a sobriety test of one kind or another. To prove to his satisfaction, in other words, that you aren’t “drunk.” As opposed to the old-fashioned idea that it’s up to the law to prove you are. If all that is “reasonable” – and not a violation of the Fourth (and Fifth) Amendment – then surely what Trevino is proposing ought to pass muster, too. Which is why, in all likelihood, it will pass muster. http://ericpetersautos.com/2013/01/09/permanent-checkpoints/


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Statist Philosophy the Scourge of Christianity

The normal condition of man ruling over men resorts to the practice of coercive force. Statism so aptly reflects this system of compliance. When you strip away all the rhetoric and institutional validation, what is left is a doctrine of kingship. Governments are fashioned to exert control over people. Contemplate the intrinsic contradiction of this structure of dominance with the message of the Golden Rule. http://batr.org/solitary/010613.html


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Police State ‘Progressives’

These so-called liberals argued that the government is already so powerful that any sense that an armed populace wields more political capital against a potentially oppressive state is mere delusion, so it would be better if we all simply surrendered our weapons. In a nutshell: “Give up your guns, because the state can already crush you whenever it wants.” The American left used to be uncomfortable with power, but it’s getting the hang of it. Our Leader is once again the Person of the Year, and there’s a palpable sense that — due to changing demographics — the old American right has fallen and can’t get up. Progressives have lorded over the media and universities for years, but with this recent election, it seems likely that they’ll maintain political power as well. http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/district-of-corruption/police-state-progressives/


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Land of the Free Watch: You May Be a Suspicious Hotel Guest

Do you routinely put the “do not disturb” sign on your hotel room door? If you do, you may fit the profile of a suspected terrorist, and the FBI and Homeland Security Administration want to know about it. The FBI and HSA have released a joint bulletin to hotels throughout the world alerting them to potentially suspicious activities by hotel guests representing “potential indicators of terrorist activity.” http://lewrockwell.com/nestmann/nestmann51.1.html


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Spy Agency Conducts Surveillance on All U.S. Citizens

The Obama administration overruled recommendations from within the U..S Department of Homeland Security and implemented new guidelines earlier this year that allow the government to gather and analyze intelligence on every single U.S. citizen. Since the spring, a little-know intelligence agency outside of Washington, D.C. has been able to circumvent the Fourth Amendment to the U.S Constitution and conduct dragnet surveillance of the entire country, combing massive datasets using advanced algorithms to search and seize personal info on anyone they wish, reports the Wall Street Journal this week. There’s no safeguard that says only Americans with criminal records are the ones included, and it’s not just suspected terrorists that are considered in the searches either. The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has been provided with entire government databases and given nearly endless access to intelligence on everyone in the country, regardless of whether or not they’ve done anything that would have made them a person of interest. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33310.htm


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Land of the Free Watch: Not Just Buses, Street Lights Are Also Recording Conversations

News that the government is set to expand the nationwide installation of surveillance bugs on buses that record conversations serves as a reminder that similar systems are also being readied for street lights, along with a host of other devices. http://www.infowars.com/not-just-buses-street-lights-are-also-recording-conversations/


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Drones in America? They Are Already Here

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the most important organizations we have in America today. While most of the country lays fast asleep to the dangers of the encroaching surveillance state, the EFF is always vigilantly at work on the front lines. In their latest article, they show that military drones are already flying all over these United States and, using information received from a FOIA lawsuit they provide important details on what is flying and where. You may be shocked at some of their conclusions. http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2012/12/06/drones-in-america-they-are-already-here/


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It’s Happening Faster Than Even I Thought

The really scary thing is that after the various groups (guv, corp, intel, mafia) have all this information (and they do trade amongst themselves), they use it to generate individual-specific feedback. You’ve seen this for several years already. For example, after you do a Google search on skis you get ads for discount travel to Vail. Please understand that this was just the initial phase. Email providers like Google, Yahoo, AOL and the rest have dossiers on you: who you talk to, about what, how often, and much, much more. A few years ago, Google’s boss arrogantly bragged in public: We know what you’re going to do Tuesday morning. But even this is nothing, compared to what’s being built just outside of your view. http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/rosenberg-p9.1.1.html


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Going to the Dogs

As totalitarianism descends, Our Rulers wax increasingly absurd. No particular of our lives is too petty or personal to engross them; like a gossipy old retiree with nothing better to do all day, they monitor every detail of our existence, controlling and pitting us against each other. Even a miniature schnauzer named Mikey is no longer beneath the federal government’s scrutiny. In a suburb of New York City earlier this month, the Department of Injustice extorted $58,750 from a “senior citizen complex” on behalf of an elderly widower. It seems the “complex” prohibited pets, but when Jack Biegel and his 74-year-old wife moved there, she refused to relinquish her “comfort dog,” Mikey. http://lewrockwell.com/akers/akers198.html


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Poll: 35% Of Americans Would Wear ‘Electric Shock Bracelet’ in Order to Fly

The fact that a sizable portion of American adults are willing to wear a device that would allow a TSA agent or other airline official to arbitrarily deliver a paralyzing electric shock similar to a taser gun is a shocking indication of how much freedom and dignity Americans are happy to give up in the name of security. Given how close the DHS came to actually implementing the plan, one wonders if it is likely to rear its head once more. http://www.infowars.com/poll-35-of-americans-would-wear-electric-shock-bracelet-in-order-to-fly/


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putnamvt

Franklin's comment about the sun design on the chair at the 1787 constitutional convention - now, he'd say it was definitely setting, not rising , as he perceived it to be back then.

Scrapper

People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both. - Benjamin Franklin

Conrad

The cattle are quite used to wearing collars. It fits them well, and it's so becoming. Jack's War www. jackswar. com

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A Surrender of Sorts

Something alike happens in America, and one wonders—I wonder, anyway—how can this be? In little more than a decade, the Constitution has died, the economy welters in irreversible decline, we have perpetual war, all power lies in the hands of the executive, the police are supreme, and a surveillance beyond Orwell’s imaginings falls into place. These observations are now commonplace. It is almost boring to read of them—yet they proceed apace. Where we go, we go fast. Already against the authorities there is no recourse. Should you talk back to the police, you will spend the night in jail. I sometimes wonder whether there is not some malign force in play, some diabolical miasma with a sense of humor that, having brought the Soviet Union down, amuses itself by turning the United States into the same thing. Or maybe it is just that if any state that can become totalitarian, it will. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32932.htm


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The Real Reason America is Drifting Towards Fascism

The unique modern strain of American fascism can be traced through Leo Strauss and the University of Chicago. Leo Strauss is the father of the Neo-Conservative movement, including many leaders of recent American administrations. Indeed, many of the main neocon players – including Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Stephen Cambone, Elliot Abrams, and Adam Shulsky – were students of Strauss at the University of Chicago, where he taught for many years. The people pushing for war against Iran are the same neocons who pushed for war against Iraq. See this and this. (They planned both wars at least 20 years ago.) For example, Shulsky was the director of the Office of Special Plans – the Pentagon unit responsible for selling false intelligence regarding Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. He is now a member of the equivalent organization targeting Iran: the Iranian Directorate. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32828.htm


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Was Lenin a "fascist"?

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Is Canada a De Facto Police State?

Arthur Topham

If Arthur Topham’s experience is an indication, organized Jewry need only file a complaint and their critics will be arrested, their homes searched, computers seized and their freedoms severely restricted. All this without so much as a charge, let alone a trial. If this isn’t grounds for a law suit against the Bnai Brith and RCMP, I don’t know what is. http://www.henrymakow.com/is-canada-a-defacto-police-state.html


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In America, Journalists Are Considered Terrorists

Experts who write about the truth – without any middleman – are also being harassed (and see this). Wikileaks’ head Julian Assange could face the death penalty for his heinous crime of leaking whistleblower information which make those in power uncomfortable … i.e. being a reporter. Former attorney general Mukasey said the U.S. should prosecute Assange because it’s “easier” than prosecuting the New York Times. But now Congress is considering a bill which would make even mainstream reporters liable for publishing leaked information (part of an all-out war on whistleblowing). Do you think that I am being melodramatic and over the top? Think again. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/09/in-america-journalists-are-considered-terrorists.html


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Land of the Sheeple: Almost Half of All Americans Support Domestic Surveillance Drones

Close to half of Americans say they are in favour of police departments deploying surveillance drones domestically. According to a survey conducted by The Associated Press and The National Constitution Center, 44 percent support the idea of police using unmanned aerial vehicles to track suspects and carry out investigations. Only 36 percent said that they “strongly oppose” or “somewhat oppose” police use of drones, according to the survey. The poll also found that only one third of Americans say they are significantly concerned about their privacy being eroded by the adoption of drones by police forces throughout the country. http://www.infowars.com/almost-half-of-all-americans-support-domestic-surveillance-drones/


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