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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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Land of the Free Watch: FBI to Launch Facial Recognition Database With Over 50 Million Photos by 2015

aa-America - US of paranoia There is a disturbing push by the FBI to create an extensive facial recognition database, which will include criminal and non-criminal photos alike. The FBI reportedly is pushing to have a facial recognition database with up to 52 million photos by 2015. The program is called Next Generation Identification (NGI), and the aspect of it that should bother you the most is the fact that non-criminal and criminal photos will be combined in the same database. So someone who has no criminal record can suddenly be flagged as a suspect just because an algorithm says so. What’s worst, research shows that the potential for false positive identification increases as the dataset increases. http://www.silverdoctors.com/nowhere-to-hide-fbi-to-launch-facial-recognition-database-with-over-50-million-photos-by-2015/


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Cliven Bundy, Federal Bureaucracy and the State’s Monopoly of Violence

aa-Waco fireball For the metrosexual urbanite lovers of state power over the individual and natural law, fellow Americans outraged over the growth of a control freak criminal government are the enemy. They believe a rural Mormon cattle rancher espousing “revolutionary talk” harking back to Jefferson and Madison should be arrested, prosecuted and, if necessary, slaughtered. http://www.infowars.com/cliven-bundy-federal-bureaucracy-and-the-states-monopoly-of-violence/


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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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The Cliven Bundy Standoff: Wounded Knee Revisited?

aa-Cliven Bundy - standoff Of the 52 ranchers in his section of Nevada, Cliven Bundy is the only one who has refused to go back to the reservation. So the heirs to Sherman and Sheridan have mobilized an army to protect hired thieves who have come to steal the Bundy family’s cattle with the ultimate purpose of driving him from the land. Their objective is not to protect the desert tortoise, but to punish a defiant property owner and entrepreneur. This potentially murderous aggression is being celebrated by Progressives as a worthy effort to make dangerous radicals “feel the superior power of the Government.” For more than two decades, Bundy has defied the federal land management bureaucracy, and his continued resistance could catalyze a general revolt against their designs for the western United States. Their intent, as described by Pendley, is to transform the West into “a land nearly devoid of people and economic activity, a land devoted almost entirely to the preservation of scenery and wildlife habitat. In their vision, everything from the 100th meridian to the Cascade Range becomes a vast park through which they might drive, drinking their Perrier and munching their organic chips, staying occasionally in the bed-and-breakfast operations into which the homes of Westerners have been turned, with those Westerners who remain fluffing duvets and pouring cappuccino.” The high priests of biocentrism and their bureaucratic allies aren’t going to let a handful of ragged but resolute ranchers “check and stop the progress” of Manifest Destiny. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/william-norman-grigg/wounded-knee-ii/


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The Urinals at Joe Theisman’s

aa-automatons Back in Mexico after a frantic week in the Yankee capital, these days a cross between asylum for the chronically paranoid, besieged city, and kindergarten run by a totalitarian Mommy. Cops everywhere, metal detectors everywhere else, concrete stop’em-bombs on sidewalks, pop-up metal barriers on streets on Capitol Hill. Bin Laden won, big time. Crazy people hear voices, right? In Washington everybody hears them. At the airport of course the gurgley over-enunciated “security” announcements by some dimwit elocution major who sounds like she wants to lick the microphone. On the subway we are urged by other recorded Mommies to watch each other and report suspicious behavior. What behavior isn’t suspicious late at night on an urban train system? “Yeah, officer, they’re like, swarthy and got beards and funny clothes and talk some weird language….” Voices, instructions, warnings. We are the Admonished People. Free? No. Brave? No. Watched, warned, told, herded, yes. Urban robots. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/fred-reed/the-urinals-at-joe-theismans/


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Why Are Americans Paying to Be Searched, Spied On, Shot At and Robbed Blind by the Government?

aa-Republicrats - Dees birds of prey When all is said and done, what we are witnessing is the emergence of a disconcerting government mindset that interprets the Constitution one way for corporations, government entities and the wealthy, and uses a second measure altogether for average Americans. For example, contrast the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the “free speech” rights of corporations and wealthy donors in McCutcheon and Citizens United with its tendency to deny those same rights to average Americans when government interests abound, such as in its 2012 decision in Reichle v. Howards, where a unanimous Supreme Court allowed immunity protections for Secret Service agents to trump the free speech rights of Americans, and you’ll find a noticeable disparity. Unfortunately, as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, this constitutional double standard is coming to bear in all aspects of our lives, not just in the realm of campaign finance law. It allows lobbyists intimate access to our elected officials, while prohibiting Americans from even standing silently in protest near a government building; it grants immunity to police officers who shoot unarmed citizens, while harshly punishing Americans who attempt to defend themselves, mistaking a SWAT team raid for a home invasion; and it gives government agents carte blanche access to Americans’ communications and activities, while allowing the government to operate in secret, with secret hearings, secret budgets and secret agendas. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/john-w-whitehead/searched-spied-on-shot-at-and-robbed-blind/


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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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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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Scrums Along the Potomac

aa-Washington DC In Washington, you’re hard-pressed to find anyone aware of the lifestyle they’re leading. There is no introspection or greater understanding. Happy hours assemble and disperse before any meaningful conversation takes place. Cell phones are given more eye contact than other people. Everything is highly superficial. But for now, the party in Washington shows no sign of stopping. The federal government will continue to swallow up more and more power. Money will keep flowing into the city, attracting young upstarts from all over the country. One day, writers will look back at this time in the nation’s capital and form stories out of this period of prosperity. It won’t be all that different from tales recounting the Roaring Twenties, best captured by F. Scott Fitzgerald. http://takimag.com/article/scrums_along_the_potomac_james_miller/print#axzz2udvkt1NY


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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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Apathy Toward Tyranny

aa-Obama - emperor newsweek cover Conspiracy theories used to involve a handful of loonies obsessing over isolated alleged events. Today, what used to be seen as freak occurrences are now an endless barrage of really serious events that only a handful of people are sane enough to recognize. Big Brother is no longer a myth, and the truly scary part is that nobody seems to care. If a tyrant is cool and he plays basketball with Jay-Z, well, then, tyranny is cool. In Barack’s America, the Gadsden Flag says, “Tread on Me.” http://takimag.com/article/apathy_toward_tyranny_gavin_mcinnes/print#axzz2sl0zAuB5

 


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Nice Job, Conservatives

aa-Republicrats - Dees birds of prey When Barack Obama was elected president, the chickens came home to roost above the sordid nest that conservatives made for us after the 9/11 attacks. It was after those attacks that conservatives, quivering and quaking in their shoes over the thought that the terrorists were coming to get us, traded away the freedom of the American people to the federal government in the hope of gaining safety and security from the terrorists. What were the terms of that fateful trade? They surrendered to President Bush omnipotent powers, powers that are inherent to any totalitarian regime and that are antithetical to the principles of freedom, due process of law, and limited government in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. http://www.infowars.com/nice-job-conservatives/


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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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Goodbye America: Juxtaposition Edition

aa-movie - Idiocracy - black prez The ghost of George wept. I’m sure there’s a segment of the American public — let’s call them dickless cucks — who look at this and see a vision of progress, an America hurtling toward a bright future of rhythmic world beats, Oval Office courtship displays, and white pissboys gamely pretending to enjoy their cultural annihilation. But those of us with a bigger picture mentality see a different harbinger. http://heartiste.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/goodbye-america-juxtaposition-edition/


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NSA Official: ‘We Are Now a Police State’

aa-surveillance state - homeland security means no privacy Last year, high-ranking NSA official Bill Binney said, “We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.” Now, Binney says that the U.S. has already become a full-blown police state. http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/nsa-official-we-are-now-police-state


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Washington: The Illusion of Government

aa-Washington DC - tank in front of white house In a paroxysm of patriotic musing, I reflected that Washington is an insular, incestuous, inward-looking city, chiefly interested in itself, so politically inbred as to be in danger of hemophilia, out of touch with reality, having remarkably little understanding of or interest in the rest of the country or the world. Isn’t this wonderful? Inbreeding? By comparison with the Yankee Capital, West Virginians are on the outer limits of hybrid vigor. We had Bush I, a mediocrity but no worse, and later Bush II, in whom mediocrity would have been a welcome astonishment. We had Clinton the First, Bill, who was at least intelligent, then almost had Clinton II, who instead became Secretary of State, for which her only qualification was having been First Basilisk. Hillary lost the presidency to Barack Obama, whose only qualification was being black and reading a teleprompter well. Next we are likely to get Hillary anyway, and before that we almost had Kerry, whose only qualification was having married a pickle heiress. He is now Secretary of State, for no discernible reason. So it goes in the national sandbox. Dynasty, nepotism, simony, a small self-absorbed ruling class of no particular merit awarding itself crucial jobs for reasons of keeping itself in power. How long will that work? http://www.fredoneverything.net/Illusions.shtml


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NSA’s Preference for Metadata

aa-NSA - prism The hidden ball in the debate over the NSA’s collection of phone and e-mail metadata (vs. tapping into actual conversations with a court order) is that the NSA actually prefers the metadata approach because it strips away privacy more efficiently, says ex-NSA analyst Kirk Wiebe. http://original.antiwar.com/Kirk-Wiebe/2014/01/13/nsas-preference-for-metadata/


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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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Secret Reports Reveal All

aa-America - US of paranoia If the United States is ever to become a normal country again where the rule of law is respected and high government officials are held accountable, it is absolutely essential that the still classified sections of the 9/11 report and the entirety of the Senate Committee report on CIA “extreme measures” be made public. President Obama ran for office declaring that his administration would be accountable and open but it has been nothing of the sort. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2014/01/01/secret-reports-reveal-all-2/#.UsVwH7Kxrik.email


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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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Former Top NSA Official: ‘We Are Now In A Police State’

aa-police state - newsweek cover Last year, Binney held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said: We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state. But today, Binney told Washington’s Blog that the U.S. has already become a police state. By way of background, the government is spying on virtually everything we do. All of the information gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally “launder” the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/former-top-nsa-official-now-police-state.html


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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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Washington’s Tyranny

Until the 21st century, Washington carried out its relentless nefarious activities against other peoples and countries under cover and out of sight. In the 21st century the criminal bush and obama regimes have brazenly demonstrated their disregard for U.S. law, international law, and human rights. Hubris and arrogance have run away with the “superpower.” The U.S. stands reviled by the world. At the UN summit on September 23, the president of Brazil denounced the obama regime for its “breach of international law” revealed by the spy scandal. Bolivian President Evo Morales is filing a lawsuit against the obama regime for “crimes against humanity.” When the world looks at Washington, it cannot differentiate Washington from the dictatorships that Washington attributes to other countries. The Washington regime has declared that it is above both law and Constitution and possesses the power to detain citizens indefinitely and to murder them without due process of law. These powers comprise the necessary and sufficient conditions for dictatorship. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/09/24/washingtons-tyranny-paul-craig-roberts/


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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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Black Is the New ‘Transparency’

Virulent pro-totalitarian enthusiast Cass Sunstein

The recently released secret FISA court opinion is supposed to promote the idea that the administration elected on a promise of “transparency” is now making good on that pledge. There’s just one problem: a good 20 percent of the 83-page document is redacted, including some key paragraphs. It is to a large extent unreadable. But what else are we to expect from this Bizarro World administration – the most secretive in our history – where black is the new “transparency”? Yet that’s just the beginning of the White House’s weirdly inverted response to the public outcry against its massive domestic surveillance program. At his press conference promising to “reform” the spying machinery, President Obama announced a “review board” to be appointed that would supposedly reassure his critics there really is no domestic spying program: the goal, as he put it, would be to strike a “balance” between civil liberties and the safety of all Americans. A week or so later he made some appointments to this panel: former Counter-Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke, former special assistant for economic policy Peter Swire, former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell – and Cass Sunstein, a very close friend and confidant of the President. Sunstein formerly headed up the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: now a Harvard law professor, he has made something of a name for himself as an outspoken advocate of government spying. Being one of those really highbrow types, he calls it “cognitive infiltration.” Sunstein wants paid government agents to penetrate ostensibly subversive “conspiracy minded” social networks: in other words, he wants to set up a police state system of government spies and provocateurs. Sunstein is a singular figure: no one else in government (or academia, as far as I know) has pushed for measures so openly totalitarian in their implications. Here is part of the summary of an academic paper Sunstein published in 2008. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/08/22/yes-black-is-the-new-transparency/#.UheDOz47kWk.email


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Ten Reasons the U.S. Is No Longer the Land of the Free

Americans often proclaim our nation as a symbol of freedom to the world while dismissing nations such as Cuba and China as categorically unfree. Yet objectively, we may be only half right. Those countries do lack basic individual rights such as due process, placing them outside any reasonable definition of “free,” but the United States now has much more in common with such regimes than anyone may like to admit. These countries also have constitutions that purport to guarantee freedoms and rights. But their governments have broad discretion in denying those rights and few real avenues for challenges by citizens — precisely the problem with the new laws in this country. The list of powers acquired by the U.S. government since 9/11 puts us in rather troubling company. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35923.htm


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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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You Won’t Believe What’s Going on With Government Spying on Americans

While the Obama administration is spying on everyone in the country – it is at the same time the most secretive administration ever. That’s despite Obama saying he’s running the most transparent administration ever. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/08/you-wont-believe-whats-going-on-with-government-spying-on-americans.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 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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The Noose Tightens

You didn’t really think information gleaned from your emails and your telephone calls was compartmentalized, did you? Did you imagine these power-hungry control freaks would keep juicy tidbits scooped up in their data dragnet strictly for “national security” purposes? C’mon! While new details of Data-gate are coming out all the time, the NSA-DEA funnel is easily the most shocking (so far, at least). That’s because the faking of the evidence trail in drug cases potentially puts hundreds if not thousands of cases “won” by federal prosecutors in question – not to mention upcoming cases which could involve similar practices. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/08/11/the-noose-tightens/


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The Barren Wombs of Smart Women

The most egregious blasphemy one can utter in today’s insanely stifling and repressive climate of intolerant egalitotalitarianism is to gently suggest that genetics play any role in determining intelligence differences and relative prosperity between individuals and social groups. Yet (grab a hankie) that’s what the evidence suggests. http://takimag.com/article/the_barren_wombs_of_smart_women_jim_goad/print#axzz2bmxUKan8


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yancey ames

This is exactly what Correa Moylan Walsh said in his classic "Feminism" back in WW1 days.

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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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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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Ron Paul Calls NSA’s Alexander and Clapper Liars

Paul referred to NSA Deputy Director John Inglis’ admission that the agency’s warrantless wiretapping only prevented maybe one terrorist plot and even that one is questionable, which contradicts the NSA’s earlier claim of 54 thwarted plots. “It’s all based on lies and I think this is probably a benefit to us because most Americans now are being very, very leery of what our government tells us,” Paul continued. “This is a terrible thing to have to go through… who wants to have to give up on their country?” “We don’t want to give up on our country but I think it’s high time we gave up on a lot of our politicians and the way our government is being run.” http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-calls-nsas-alexander-and-clapper-liars/


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The Crime of the Century

If Edward Snowden’s documents reveal anything, it’s that the frenzy of construction – from new headquarters to new data centers – that has been the mark of the intelligence world since 9/11 has been matched by a similar frenzy of construction in the world of online and telephonic communications. We undoubtedly don’t know the full scope of it yet, but it’s already obvious that from PRISM to XKeyscore the U.S. Intelligence Community has been creating a labyrinth of redundant surveillance mechanisms that mimics the vast growth and redundancy of the intelligence world itself, of the 17 organizations and agencies in that “community” and all the little outfits or offices not even counted in that staggering figure. The truth is that, thanks to our “spies,” we know a great deal more about how our American world, our government, really works, but we still don’t know what this thing that’s being built really is. Even its creators may be at sea when it comes to what exactly they are in the process of constructing. They want us to trust them, but we the people shouldn’t put our trust in the generals, high-level bureaucrats, and spooks who don’t even blink when they lie to our representatives, pay no price for doing so, and are creating a world that is, and is meant to be, beyond our control. We lack words for what is happening to us. We still have to name it. It is at least clearer that our world, our society, is becoming ever more imperial in nature, reflecting in part the way our post-9/11 wars have come home. With its widening economic inequalities, the United States is increasingly a society of the rulers and the ruled, the surveillers and the surveilled. Those surveillers have hundreds of thousands of spies to keep track of us and others on this planet, and no matter what they do, no matter what lines they cross, no matter how egregious their acts may be, they are never punished for them, not even losing their jobs. We, on the other hand, have a tiny number of volunteer surveillers on our side. The minute they make themselves known or are tracked down by the national security state, they automatically lose their jobs and that’s only the beginning of the punishments levied on them. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2013/08/06/the-crime-of-the-century-2/#.UgJhmB3RLD8.email


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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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The American Surveillance State Is Here — Can It Be Evaded?

This is the United States of America today, where liberty and privacy are the currency for any and all essential services. Short of living in a cave, cut off from all communications and commerce, anyone living in the concentration camp that is America today must cede his privacy and liberty to a government agency, a corporation, or both, in order to access information via the internet, communicate with friends and family, shop for food and clothing, or travel to work. We have just about reached the point of no return. “If we do not seize this unique moment in our constitutional history to reform our surveillance laws and practices, we are all going to live to regret it,” warned Senator Wyden. “The combination of increasingly advanced technology with a breakdown in the checks and balances that limit government action could lead us to a surveillance state that cannot be reversed.” http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/john-w-whitehead/the-american-surveillance-state%e2%80%a8/


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Government Quietly Preparing for NSA Powers to Be Curbed

Publicly the Obama Administration continues to insist that there is nothing untoward about the massive NSA surveillance schemes, and that every bit of it is absolutely vital to national security. Privately, however, the administration sees the writing on the wall. Public outrage at the surveillance is already trickling into Congressional votes, with Justin Amash (R – MI) nearly getting an amendment to defund NSA surveillance put into the military spending bill. Sooner or later, the NSA’s wings will be clipped. Officials are gearing up for the day when the NSA schemes, uncovered by whistleblower Edward Snowden, will have some actual limitations associated with them, and are cozying up to some in Congress trying to keep the juiciest of the powers intact. http://news.antiwar.com/2013/07/31/govt-quietly-preparing-for-nsa-powers-to-be-curbed/#.UfpffMeZ-QY.email


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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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Orwell Revisited: Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

Orwell understood what many Americans, caught up in their partisan flag-waving, are still struggling to come to terms with: that there is no such thing as a government organized for the good of the people – even the best intentions among those in government inevitably give way to the desire to maintain power and control at all costs. The fact that the U.S. government now has at its disposal a technological arsenal so sophisticated and invasive as to render any constitutional protections null and void, and these technologies are being used by the government to invade the privacy of the American people should not come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the past decade. http://lewrockwell.com/whitehead/whitehead90.1.html


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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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The Next NSA Spying Shoe to Drop: ‘Pre-Crime’ Artificial Intelligence

NSA spying whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statements have been verified. Reporter Glenn Greenwald has promised numerous additional disclosures from Snowden. What other revelations are coming? http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/the-next-nsa-spying-shoe-to-drop-artificial-intelligence.html


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United Stasi of America Through the Echelon Prism

The echelon network of subversion and espying is but a rung on a ladder of a coercive control. The prism of deception is the false reality your controllers use to relinquish your will to oppose the repression. The secret intelligence agencies only serve their own bureaucratic interests as they obey their master operative superiors. The disinformation culture is the permanent realism and the snitch society is an essential requirement necessary to keep the imperium in power. With the Americanization of domestic terrorists, Tea Party activists and the Patriotic Truth movement are in the sights of totalitarian gangsters. http://www.batr.org/wrack/061613.html


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Look What This ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ Had To Say Back in 1984

Back in 1984, well before most Americans had ever heard of mobile phones or used a computer, the Federal government was hard at work mining whatever data they could get their hands on. President Reagan was in office and given his staunch stance on limited government no one could possibly have suspected that he, of all people, would be the Commander in Chief presiding over a fledgling surveillance state. Despite the ignorance of our populace and attempts to keep the American people in the dark, one lone wolf on the floor of the Congress had the prescient insight to understand what was really going on… and where it would one day lead. He’s one of the original conspiracy theorists… referred to by many is a quack or a nut for his non-mainstream views of government and his constant warnings of tyranny on our doorstep. Today his ‘theories’ have been proven to be 100% fact. http://lewrockwell.com/slavo/slavo158.html


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Datagate and the Death of American Liberalism

The widely noted poll showing Democrats are now the biggest cheerleaders for the Surveillance State has conservatives delightedly calling out the left for “hypocrisy,” noting with glee the leftie pundits who denounced George W. Bush’s administration for trampling on our civil liberties and are now defending the Regime against the Snowden-Greenwald revelations. Their liberal targets come out swinging, however, rightly pointing out that that PRISM and the phone collection program originated under George W. Bush’s watch, back when all these born-again civil libertarians of the right were either silent or supportive of these measures. Indeed, the left has gone on the offensive, crowing that what Edward Snowden calls the “architecture of oppression” is all perfectly legal, pointing out that the NSA went through the FISA court – a secret “court” whose orders are classified top, and that, out of thousands of such requests, has only denied the government a grand total of 11 times. This left-right dynamic dramatizes the symbiotic relationship between authoritarians on both sides of the political spectrum – and, perhaps, explains how the Panopticon unveiled by Snowden came to be built and legitimized. Now it is the liberals’ turn to justify the demolition of the Constitution, and especially to give the final push to take down that once-mighty and now greatly eroded bulwark against tyranny, the Bill of Rights. Anyone who is surprised by the alacrity with which they have taken up this task is unfamiliar with the history of American liberalism and the left in general. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/06/13/datagate-and-the-death-of-american-liberalism/


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What the Serfs Should Know

The fevered obsession of our rulers with everything we are doing, writing, saying and thinking is simply one more sign that the clay foundation of the corporatist state is crumbling. The ongoing bankruptcy of the state, financially and morally, is on display and it is to be celebrated. The very overreach of government is its undoing, and the fact that Russia and China are both publicly condemning the behavior of the United States government is sweet icing on the cake. Much as in Russia and China, we the people in America don’t exercise positive power over our government. Elections are kabuki dances, entertaining but we know how the story ends. Like serfs everywhere, we only have the negative power of consent – we get what we tolerate. Edward Snowdon decided to withdraw his consent, and his action offers each of us multitudinous opportunities to withdraw our consent as well. http://lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski295.html#.UbtfogbxRY4.email


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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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22 Nauseating Quotes From Hypocritical Establishment Politicians About the NSA Spying Scandal

Establishment politicians from both major political parties are rushing to defend the NSA and condemn whistleblower Edward Snowden. They are attempting to portray Edward Snowden as a “traitor” and the spooks over at the NSA that are snooping on all of us as “heroes”. In fact, many of the exact same politicians that once railed against government spying during the Bush years are now staunchly defending it now that Obama is in the White House. But it isn’t just Democrats that are acting shamefully. Large numbers of Republican politicians that love to give speeches about “freedom” and “liberty” are attempting to eviscerate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/22-nauseating-quotes-from-hypocritical-establishment-politicians-about-the-nsa-spying-scandal


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BigFoot

Most high school and college students know about the NSA from the movie enemy of the state and logans run. Those people could just be what we need to turn this around.

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‘Just Shut Up or Die’

Those establishment defenders who condemn the Bradley Mannings, Julian Assanges, and Edward Snowdens, have yet to present an indictment that extends beyond the fact that these courageous men have spoken truths that embarrass the institutional power structure. Such consequences may be disruptive of the special interests of the establishment, but how ordinary people are harmed in the process is never explained. Snowden has revealed how the government has insisted on having access to every private piece of information regarding every American. If this is true, and if it serves any valid purpose of the state to have such power, how can it be wrong for Americans to be made aware of this fact? If the state is entitled to know everything about us, why aren’t we entitled to know all the details of state action? The hacks’ thoughtless reaction to these revelations is the familiar one: it will help our enemies. But who are the “enemies” who might benefit from knowing the details of the state’s surveillance, wiretapping, e-mail snooping, DNA and medical records, and other attributes of “Big Brother”? In this regard, the hacks have unwittingly confirmed the insights of that noted 1950’s social philosopher, Pogo Possum when he advised that “we have met the enemy, and they is us.” You and I are the foe most feared by those who keep their power over us through our state-induced fears, ignorance, and belief in their necessity. http://lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer272.html#.Ubh-CzVfWh4.email


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Why the Surveillance State Must Be Erased

Open corruption on the part of a criminal establishment has a funny way of politicizing everyone, even those people who go out of their way to avoid the bigger picture. In the end, no man or woman gets a pass. Whether you like it or not, one day soon, you will have to choose a side; freedom or tyranny. There is no middle ground. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-11/guest-post-why-surveillance-state-must-be-erased


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The Future of the NSA

Edward Snowden did the world a favor by officially blowing the whistle on what I have said has likely been going on for a while – the recording of every phone call, voice message, text message, financial transaction and any other communication in the nation. Even though I said this was probably going on for a while, I was still surprised that this was going on for at least 8 years. Now they got that new data center in Utah, and another in Maryland, both of which are many times more powerful than anything they have ever had. And I am going to tell you where this is all probably headed. http://therebel.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=653873:the-future-of-the-nsa&catid=173:jim-stone&Itemid=1314&acm=537_287


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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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Assange + Manning: Sacrifices Bearing Fruit

It may be ironic, that as one major whistleblower stands trial on espionage charges, another stands before television cameras to declare his deed to the world, most assuredly sealing his own fate as a free man for some time to come. But it should come as no surprise. Bradley Manning, and to the same extent, Julian Assange, have risked everything – their freedom of movement the gravest of sacrifices – so that other people of conscience would feel compelled to do the same, creating a “culture of conscientious whistleblowing” that has turned an underground movement of support into an emergent mainstream community that now includes major media, elected officials and a phalanx of legal minds on both sides of the political aisle. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2013/06/10/assange-manning-sacrifices-bearing-fruit/#.UbcilTqjY28.email


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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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Edward Snowden, American Hero

At the end of the eighteenth century, the laissez-faire-philosopher-turned-statist Jeremy Bentham devised a scheme for the design of a prison he called the Panopticon: a circular building at the center of which is a watchtower made of glass from which it is possible to observe the inmates at all times. If we look at America as one vast prison, with ourselves as the inmates, we can get some idea of what the national security bureaucracy was envisioning when they conceived PRISM, “Boundless Informant,” and the program that records the details (minus content) of every phone call made in the US (which, as far as I know, doesn’t have a name). Derived from documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper columnist Glenn Greenwald, these revelations throw back the curtain on a modern day, hi tech Panopticon, with the high priests of the National Security State sitting at the center of it, relentlessly observing us, the prisoners—who don’t even know we’re prisoners – 24/7. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/06/09/edward-snowden-american-hero/#.UbX4RwZIVJo.email


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‘Beyond Orwellian’: Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program

The reason there are leakers is precisely because the govt is filled with people like Dianne Feinstein who do horrendous things in secret. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/06


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Dictatorship Watch: U.S. Wants to Destroy Privacy Worldwide

The journalist who broke the news that the government is monitoring vast quantities of American phone records is claiming the U.S. is building a “massive” snooping apparatus committed to destroying privacy worldwide. “There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only one goal, and that is to destroy privacy and anonymity, not just in the United States but around the world,” charged Glenn Greenwald, a reporter for the British newspaper “The Guardian,” speaking on CNN. “That is not hyperbole. That is their objective.” http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/glenn-greenwald-us-privacy-92400.html#ixzz2VYWMfqp7


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Congressional Resistance to Presidential Despotism

Folks, the only built-in constitutional recourse are for the House to take back their legitimate authority of withholding budget funding for oppressive agencies. The phony charade of selecting a supreme junta dictator every four years has been exposed for the farce it has become. Meaningful reform is impossible, when the global corporatists control the process. http://batr.org/gulag/052613.html


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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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Tyranny Around the Corner

The reason we have the due process safeguards imposed upon the government by the Constitution is to keep tyranny from lurking anywhere here, much less around the corner. Due process is the intentionally created obstacle to government procedural shortcuts, which, if disregarded, will invite tyranny to knock at the front door and sneak in through the back. Justice Felix Frankfurter warned of this 70 years ago when he wrote, “The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.” That was true then, and it is true now. http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano102.html


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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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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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Obama’s Secret Army and Why We Should Fear It

While the President didn’t create this hybrid of the military and CIA, it operates under his command. JSOC is made up of the most elite soldiers in the world, and they follow Obama’s orders. The funding, which is in the billions of dollars, comes from taxpayers (the actual amount is classified); and there is zero Congressional oversight. http://personalliberty.com/2013/05/15/obamas-secret-army-and-why-we-should-fear-it/


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How Elites and Media Minimize Dissent and Bury Truth

Unz covers a number of cases of criminality, treason, and coverups at high levels of government and points out that “these dramatic, well-documented accounts have been ignored by our national media.” One reason for “this wall of uninterest” is that both parties are complicit and thus equally eager to bury the facts. Unz is raising the question of the efficacy of democracy. Does the way democracy works in America provide any more self-rule than in undemocratic regimes? He offers this example: “Most of the Americans who elected Barack Obama in 2008 intended their vote as a total repudiation of the policies and personnel of the preceding George W. Bush administration. Yet once in office, Obama’s crucial selections—Robert Gates at Defense, Timothy Geither at Treasury, and Ben Bernake at the Federal Reserve—were all top Bush officials, and they seamlessly continued the unpopular financial bailouts and foreign wars begun by his predecessor, producing what amounted to a third Bush term.” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/05/10/how-elites-and-media-minimize-dissent-and-bury-truth-paul-craig-roberts/


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C. C. Conrad

http://www.darkmoon.me/2013/the-judeo-russian-mafia-and-the-bloodbath-to-come-by-dr-lasha-darkmoon/ An article by Lasha Darkmoon that some may want to consider. .... Jack's War https://www.createspace.com/3820778/

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Land of the Free Watch: Are All Telephone Calls Recorded and Accessible to the U.S. Government?

The real capabilities and behavior of the U.S. surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the U.S. government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy. But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/04/telephone-calls-recorded-fbi-boston


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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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You Are the Hope

The U.S. Constitution is the product of 900 years of human efforts to restrain brutal government and to make government subject to law. It only took Bush and Obama eleven years to get rid of it. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/05/01/you-are-the-hope-paul-craig-roberts/


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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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Americans Made a Pact With the Devil After 9/11/01

The pact with the devil occurred in the fall of 2001, when then President George W. Bush and Congress decided that they would use the machinery of the federal government to secure safety, rather than liberty. So, the Bush-inspired Patriot Act permits federal agents to write their own search warrants, and the Bush-inspired new FISA statutes permit search warrants of some Americans’ phone calls without a showing of probable cause as the Constitution requires, and the Bush-era intimidation of telephone service providers permitted our overseas spies to snoop on our domestic phone calls. None of this has enhanced safety, and all of it has diminished liberty. In the Obama administration, the devil has demanded more. In the past five years, we have seen federal spies capturing the keystrokes on our computers, local police using federal dollars to install cameras and microphones on nearly every street corner, and, the latest lamentable phenomenon, the use of false emergencies to undermine freedom. http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano97.1.html


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Police State Show of Force Not Working

In two separate polls conducted following the Boston bombings, most Americans have said that they do not support expanded government surveillance or an infringement on civil liberties. http://www.infowars.com/police-state-show-of-force-not-working/


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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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Drones, Guns, and the President

by Andrew Napolitano. Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government? How can the president claim the lawful power to kill whomever he wishes and at the same time ask Congress to incapacitate our ability to defend ourselves against those who might seek to kill us? Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul struck a raw nerve in the weak underbelly of the Obama administration last month with his 13-hour filibuster. Paul was furious – as every American should be – that the president refused to admit that he does not possess the lawful authority to kill Americans with drones. The senator used the confirmation hearings of now CIA Director John Brennan as a forum in which to articulate the principled constitutional argument that whenever the government wants the life, liberty or property of anyone, it can only obtain that via due process. http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano95.1.html


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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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Why Does Obama Need 1.6 Billion Bullets?

During the last 10 months, the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, including millions of hollow-point bullets. The department also has purchased 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles, and it has overseen the retrofitting of more than 2,000 light tanks, which, of course, were originally designed to resist the mines and ambushes of the battlefield. Why does DHS need such offensive and defensive firepower? Remember, DHS stands for Department of Homeland Security, and “homeland,” just to be extremely clear, means the USA. Obama must be asked against which domestic enemy he is arming nonmilitary forces. It sounds incredible, to be sure, but are we watching administration battle plans take shape against American citizens on the streets of Your Town, USA? http://www.infowars.com/why-does-obama-need-1-6-billion-bullets/


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I think that they know that the economy is going to crash in a major way. When it does, the fur will start to fly. Consider - http://pro.stansberryresearch.com/1302PSIEOA1Y/OPSIP313/ .......... Jack's War https://www.createspace.com/3820778/

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Extremism Watch: Obama’s Secrecy Fixation

Along with others, I’ve spent the last four years documenting the extreme, often unprecedented, commitment to secrecy that this president has exhibited, including his vindictive war on whistleblowers, his refusal to disclose even the legal principles underpinning his claimed war powers of assassination, and his unrelenting, Bush-copying invocation of secrecy privileges to prevent courts even from deciding the legality of his conduct. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/14/obama-transparency-podesta-sunshine-week


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Congress, Drones, and The Imperial Presidency

by Ron Paul. Last week the US Senate took a break from debating the phony cuts known as “sequestration,” for Senator Rand Paul to hold a 13-hour filibuster to force the Obama administration to state whether it believes the President has the right to kill American citizens with drones on US soil. I find it tragic that there has to be a discussion on an issue that should be so self-evident. However, feeling the pressure, the administration finally said “no,” but in language so twisted that no one should feel in the slightest bit reassured. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the president does not believe he has the right to use the military to kill an American who is “not engaged in combat on American soil.” Left undefined is how the administration defines “combat.” As constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley wrote last week, “one can easily foresee this or a future president insisting that an alleged terrorism conspiracy is a form of ‘combat’.” The administration’s outrageous response to the most serious Constitutional question of all — when a government can kill its own citizens — is clear evidence of an executive branch out of control. http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2013/03/10/congress-drones-and-the-imperial-presidency/#.UT3Vr8nu-DM.email


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Sen. Rand Paul Takes Determined Stand Against Insanity of Obama’s Claimed Power to Kill Americans

What kind of President refuses to say he will not kill Americans sitting in a cafe in Seattle, or walking down the street in Los Angeles, or driving a tractor on a farm in Texas? A President who respects no law and no rights of citizens as described in the Constitution. That President, of course, is Barack Obama. http://www.infowars.com/stand-with-rand-sen-rand-paul-takes-determined-stand-against-insanity-of-obamas-claimed-power-to-kill-americans/


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Rand Paul: Drones Could Be Targeted At Americans Eating Dinner At Home

Senator Rand Paul lashed out at the Obama administration last night following suggestions by Attorney General Eric Holder that the president is within his rights to assassinate Americans on American soil using drone strikes, without oversight. http://www.infowars.com/rand-paul-drones-could-be-targeted-at-americans-eating-dinner-at-home/


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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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Land of the Free Watch: Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile

The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/


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