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Gas prices higher in Rochester
Updated: Saturday, January 3 2015, 09:59 AM EST
Rochester, N.Y. – Gas prices are down across the country, but in Rochester, drivers are still paying more than most people in the U.S.
According to AAA, the Rochester area has the highest average price per gallon than any other metro area in the continental U.S.
On Friday, AAA reported the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is $2.83 in the Rochester area — That’s 60 cents higher than the national average of $2.23 a gallon.
In an email to 13WHAM News, AAA spokesperson Diana Dibble said New York gas prices are rarely competitive with the national average. Dibble said, “New York State gas prices are always higher than U.S. averages due to our tax structure in New York State.”
To explain why the cost spiked in the Rochester area, Dibble said that’d be a question for local retailers.
“Retail prices often depend on the dynamics within an area or region – the suppliers, number of suppliers and competition,” Dibble said.
At the Kwik Fill on Buffalo Road in Rochester, a gallon of regular cost $3.19 Friday. According to GasBuddy.com, that was the highest price in Rochester that day.
“That’s too high, I’m going someplace else,” Jennifer Rogers said as she pulled past the pump. “I have 12 more miles before I run out of gas.”
Running on empty, Rogers decided to look for a lower price and she didn’t have to go too far to find it.
Less than a quarter of a mile away, the sign outside the Valero station on Buffalo Road had a gallon a regular going for $2.77. The 44 cent price difference didn’t make sense to drivers, but no one questioned where they’d rather fill up.
“You got to have gas if you want to travel,” Alphonso Edwards said at a Valero pump. Edwards said he has no choice but to deal with the prices and pay up.
“Rochester has probably got everything higher than anybody in the country. You got to live with it what are you going to do,” said Edwards.
Prices ranged from $3.19 to $2.69 in Rochester Friday. Drivers said it’s best to shop around, as long as they don’t waste too much gas getting to those lower prices.
Edwards said, “It’s much better now than it was some months ago, hopefully it will still go down more because you can’t travel without gas.”
Documents from the Ferguson grand jury
Updated 2:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Scores of documents, including testimony from the proceedings as well as reports and interview transcripts considered as evidence, were released by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. Read the documents below. The documents are also searchable, using the search bar at the top right of each document. Also released: Photos of Officer Wilson after the incident »
Warning: These documents contain strong language.
Grand jury testimony
These documents contain transcripts of testimony provided before the grand jury.
- Grand Jury, Volume 1
- Grand Jury, Volume 2
- Grand Jury, Volume 3
- Grand Jury, Volume 4
- Grand Jury, Volume 5 – Officer Darren Wilson’s testimony begins on page 195. Full story »
- Grand Jury, Volume 6
- Grand Jury, Volume 7
- Grand Jury, Volume 8
- Grand Jury, Volume 9
- Grand Jury, Volume 10
- Grand Jury, Volume 11
- Grand Jury, Volume 12
- Grand Jury, Volume 13
- Grand Jury, Volume 14
- Grand Jury, Volume 15
- Grand Jury, Volume 16
- Grand Jury, Volume 17
- Grand Jury, Volume 18
- Grand Jury, Volume 19
- Grand Jury, Volume 20
- Grand Jury, Volume 21
- Grand Jury, Volume 22
- Grand Jury, Volume 23
- Grand Jury, Volume 24
The various reports and transcripts below were presented as evidence to the grand jury.
- Witness 40 Journal Entry
- RIOT a Calls
- Radio Traffic
- Michael Brown Private Autopsy Report
- DNA Analysis Report
- Darren Wilson Toxicology Report
- Darren Wilson Medical Records
- Darren Wilson Drug Testing Results
- Crime Lab Report
- Crime Lab Firearm Evidence
- Crime Lab Controlled Substance Report
- 2014 5143 Supplemental Narrative 01
- 2014 5143 Summary Sheet 01
- 2014 5143 Narrative Report 01
- 2014 5143 Microscopic 02
- 2014 5143 Microscopic 01
- 2014 5143 Demographic Face Sheet
- 2014 5143 Autopsy Report
- 2014 5143 Toxicology Report
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- 14 43984 CARE Main
- 11 24 14 Letter
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- Interview PO Darren Wilson
- Interview Witness 10
- Interview Witness 12 #1
- Interview Witness 12 #2
- Interview Witness 12 #3
- Interview Witness 14 #1
- Interview Witness 14 #2
- Interview Witness 16
- Interview Witness 22
- Interview Witness 25
- Interview Witness 30
- Interview Witness 32
- Interview Witness 34
- Interview Witness 35
- Interview Witness 37
- Interview Witness 38
- Interview Witness 41 #1
- Interview Witness 41 #2
- Interview Witness 42
- Interview Witness 43
- Interview Witness 44
- Interview Witness 44 #2
- Interview Witness 45
- Interview Witness 46
- Interview Witness 48 #1
- Interview Witness 48 #2 Phone Call
- Witness #57 Int #2
- Interview Witness 62
- Witness #64 Int #2
- 11-24-14 Letter
- FBI Int Witness 16
- FED INT Witness 63
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Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. Your 1-acre homestead can be divided into land for raising livestock and a garden for raising fruits, vegetables, plus some grain and forage crops. Illustration by: Dorling Kindersley
Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead. Some people like cows; other people are afraid of them. Some people like goats; other people cannot keep them out of the garden. Some people will not slaughter animals and have to sell their surplus stock off to people who will kill them; others will not sell surplus stock off at all because they know that the animals will be killed; and still others will slaughter their own animals to provide their family with healthy meat.
For myself, on a 1-acre farm of good, well-drained land, I would keep a cow and a goat, a few pigs and maybe a dozen hens. The goat would provide me with milk when the cow was dry. I might keep two or more goats, in fact. I would have the dairy cow (a Jersey) to provide the pigs and me with milk. More importantly, I would keep her to provide heaps and heaps of lovely cow manure to increase my soil fertility, for in order to derive any sort of living from that 1 acre without the application of a lot of artificial fertilizer, it would have to be heavily manured.
RAISING A DAIRY COW
Cow or no cow? The pros and cons are many and various for a self-sufficient homestead. In favor of raising a cow is the fact that nothing keeps the health of a family — and a farm — at a high level better than a dairy cow. If you and your children have ample good, fresh, unpasteurized, unadulterated dairy products, you will be well-positioned to be a healthy family. If your pigs and poultry get their share of the milk by-products, especially whey, they likely will be healthy, too. If your garden gets plenty of cow manure, your soil fertility will continuously increase, along with your yields.
On the other hand, the food that you buy in for this family cow will cost you hundreds of dollars each year. Compared with how much money you would spend on dairy products each year, the fresh milk supply from the cow plus the increased value of the eggs, poultry and pig meat that you will get, along with your ever-growing soil fertility, will quickly make a family cow a worthwhile investment. But a serious counter-consideration is that you will have to take on the responsibility of milking a cow. Milking a cow doesn’t take very long — perhaps eight minutes — and it’s very pleasant if you know how to do it and if she is a quiet, docile cow — but you will have to do it. Buying a dairy cow is a very important step, and you shouldn’t do it unless you do not intend to go away very much, or unless you can make arrangements for somebody else to take over your milking duties while you’re gone. So let’s plan our 1-acre farm on the assumption that we are going to keep a dairy cow.
1-ACRE FARM WITH A FAMILY COW
Half of your land would be put down to grass, leaving half an acre arable (not allowing for the land on which the house and other buildings stand). The grass half could remain permanent pasture and never be plowed up at all, or you could plan crop rotations by plowing it up, say, every four years. If you do the latter, it is best done in strips of a quarter of the half-acre so that each year you’re planting a grass, clover and herb mixture on an eighth of your acre of land. This crop rotation will result in some freshly sown pasture every year, some 2-year-old field, some 3-year-old field and some 4-year-old field, resulting in more productive land.
At the first sign the grass patch is suffering from overgrazing, take the cow away. The point of strip grazing (also called intensive rotational grazing) is that grass grows better and produces more if it is allowed to grow for as long as possible before being grazed or cut all the way down, and then allowed to rest again. In such intensive husbandry as we are envisaging for this self-sufficient homestead, careful grazing management will be essential.
Tether-grazing on such a small area may work better than using electric fencing. A little Jersey cow quickly gets used to being tethered and this was, indeed, the system that the breed was developed for on the island of Jersey (where they were first bred). I so unequivocally recommend a Jersey cow to the 1-acre farmer because I am convinced that, for this purpose, she is without any peer. Your half-acre of grass, when established, should provide your cow with nearly all the food she needs for the summer months. You are unlikely to get any hay from the half-acre as well, but if the grass grows faster than the cow can eat it, then you could cut some of it for hay.
The remaining half of your homestead — the arable half — would be farmed as a highly intensivegarden. It would be divided, ideally, into four plots, around which all the annual crops that you want to grow follow each other in a strict crop rotation.
An ideal crop rotation might go something like this:
— Grass (for four years)
— Plot 1: Potatoes
— Plot 2: Legumes (pea and bean family)
— Plot 3: Brassicas (cabbage family)
— Plot 4: Root vegetables (carrots, beets, and so on)
— Grass again (for four years)
Consider the advantages of this kind of crop rotation. A quarter of your arable land will be a newly plowed-up, 4-year-old field every year, with intensely fertile soil because of the stored-up fertility of all the grass, clover and herbs that have just been plowed-in to rot with four summers’ worth of cow manure. Because your cow will be in-wintered, on bought-in hay, and treading and dunging on bought-in straw, you will have an enormous quantity of marvelous muck and cow manure to put on your arable land. All of the crop residues that you cannot consume will help feed the cow, pigs or poultry, and I would be surprised if, after following this crop rotation and grazing management plan for a few years, you didn’t find that your acre of land had increased enormously in soil fertility, and that it was producing more food for humans than many a 10-acre farm run on ordinary commercial lines.
HALF-ACRE CROP ROTATION
Some might complain that by having half your acre down to grass, you confine your gardening activities to a mere half-acre. But actually, half an acre is quite a lot, and if you garden it well, it will grow more food for you than if you were to “scratch” over a whole acre. Being under grass (and grazed and dunged) for half of its life will enormously increase the half-acre’s soil fertility. I think you will actually grow more vegetables on this plot than you would on a whole acre if you had no cow or grass break.
TIPS FOR THE SELF-SUFFICIENT HOMESTEAD
A dairy cow will not be able to stay outdoors all year. She would horribly overgraze such a small acreage. She should spend most of the winter indoors, only being turned out during the daytime in dry weather to get a little exercise and fresh air. Cows do not really benefit from being out in winter weather. Your cow would be, for the most part, better if kept inside where she would make lovely manure while feeding on the crops you grew for her in the garden. In the summer you would let her out, night and day, for as long as you find the pasture is not being overgrazed. You would probably find that your cow did not need hay at all during the summer, but she would be entirely dependent on it throughout the winter, and you could plan on having to buy her at least a ton. If you wanted to rear her yearly calf until he reached some value, you would likely need a further half-ton of hay. I have kept my cow on deep litter: The layer of straw gets turned into good manure, and I add more clean straw every day. I have milked a cow this way for years, and the perfect milk made good butter and cheese, and stored well. Although more labor-intensive, you could keep your cow on a concrete floor instead (insulated if possible), and giver her a good bed of straw every day. You would remove the soiled straw daily, and carefully pile it into a muck heap that would be your fount of fertility for everything on your acre.
Pigs would have to be confined in a house for at least part of the year (and you would need to provide straw for them), because, on a 1-acre farm, you are unlikely to have enough fresh land to keep them healthy. The best option would be a movable house with a strong movable fence outside it, but you could have a permanent pigpen instead.
The pigs would have a lot of outdoor work to do: They would spend part of their time plowing up your eighth of an acre of grassland, and they could run over your cultivated land after you have harvested your crops. They could only do this if you had time to let them do it, as sometimes you would be in too much of a hurry to get the next crop in. As for food, you would have to buy in some wheat, barley or corn. This, supplemented with the skim milk and whey you would have from your dairy cow, plus a share of the garden produce and such specially grown fodder crops as you could spare the land for, would keep them excellently.
If you could find a neighbor who would let you use a boar, I recommend that you keep a sow and breed her. She could give you 20 piglets a year, two or three of which you could keep to fatten for your bacon and ham supply. The rest you could sell as weanlings (piglets eight to 12 weeks old), and they would probably bring in enough money to pay for the food you had to buy for all your other livestock. If you could not get the service of a boar, you could always buy weanlings yourself — just enough for your own use — and fatten them.
Poultry could be kept in a permanent house in one corner of your garden, or, preferably, in mobile coops on the land, so they could be moved over the grassland and improve soil fertility with their scratching and dunging. I would not recommend keeping very many birds, as just a dozen hens should give you enough eggs for a small family with a few to occasionally sell or give away in summertime. You would have to buy a little grain for them, and in the winter some protein supplement, unless you could grow enough beans. You could try growing sunflowers, buckwheat or other food especially for them.
Goats, if kept instead of a dairy cow (or in addition to), could be managed in much the same way, however you would not have as much whey and skim milk to rear pigs and poultry on, and you would not build up the fertility of your land as quickly as you could with a cow. You would only get a fraction of the manure from goats, but on the other hand you would not have to buy nearly as much hay and straw — perhaps not any. For a farmer wanting to have a completely self-sufficient homestead on 1 acre, dairy goats are a good option.
Crops would be all of the ordinary garden crops (fruits and vegetables), plus as much land as you could spare for fodder crops for animals. Bear in mind that practically any garden crop that you grew for yourself would be good for the animals too, so any surplus crops would go to them. You would not need a compost pile — your animals could be your compost pile.
Half an acre, farmed as a garden with wheat grown in the other half-acre, is worth a try if you kept no animals at all, or maybe only some poultry. You would then practice a crop rotation as described above, but substitute wheat for the grass and clover field. If you are a vegetarian, this may be quite a good solution. But you could not hope to increase the soil fertility, and therefore the productiveness, of your land as much as with animals.
This article is an excerpt from The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It, written by the late John Seymour and first published by Dorling Kindersley in Britain in 1976. The book has become a treasured classic for back-to-the-landers and is now available in a beautifully illustrated 400-page edition.
Via Carl Paladino
Using the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as its justification, the Obama administration has recently given the psychiatric business and pharmaceutical industry a major gift by quietly introducing a behavioral and mental health program in public schools throughout the United States.
In an under-reported section of “Now is the Time” http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/wh_now_is_the_time_full.pdf titled “Making Schools Safer” and “Improving Mental Health Services” for students. One is left to consider the long range implications of the psychopharmaceutical complex’s never-ending drive to expand its clientele.
On September 22, 2014 Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $99 million in new grants “to train new mental health providers, help teachers and others recognize mental health issues in youth and connect them to help and increase access to mental health services for young people.”
On September 23rd., the Department of Education announced an additional $70 million in “School Climate Transformation grants.” According to the DOE, over half of the funding “will be used to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for implementing evidence based, multi-tiered behavioral frameworks for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions.”
The goals of such measures include “connecting children, youths, and families to appropriate services and supports,” and “increasing measures of and the ability to respond to mental health issues among school-aged youth.”
The mass media has blacked out the Obama administration’s program which transforms our nation’s public schools in to lucrative referral centers for big psychopharma.
ProPublica’s disturbing report on hundreds of kids being restrained by police & school staff across the country, see below:
Hundreds of kids are being injured, some seriously, each year during restraints or seclusions, according to govt. reports and advocates. Parents have powerful stories to tell. Most of restraints and seclusions happen to kids with disabilities – and are more likely to happen to kids with autism or emotional/behavioral problems. Add psychiatric problems to the growing list of reasons to drug, restrain & arrest kids.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe
“A Time for Choosing”
by Ronald Reagan
A TIME FOR CHOOSING (The Speech – October 27, 1964)
Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn’t been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks.
I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, “We’ve never had it so good.”
But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn’t something on which we can base our hopes for the future. No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income. Today, 37 cents out of every dollar earned in this country is the tax collector’s share, and yet our government continues to spend 17 million dollars a day more than the government takes in. We haven’t balanced our budget 28 out of the last 34 years. We’ve raised our debt limit three times in the last twelve months, and now our national debt is one and a half times bigger than all the combined debts of all the nations of the world. We have 15 billion dollars in gold in our treasury; we don’t own an ounce. Foreign dollar claims are 27.3 billion dollars. And we’ve just had announced that the dollar of 1939 will now purchase 45 cents in its total value.
As for the peace that we would preserve, I wonder who among us would like to approach the wife or mother whose husband or son has died in South Vietnam and ask them if they think this is a peace that should be maintained indefinitely. Do they mean peace, or do they mean we just want to be left in peace? There can be no real peace while one American is dying some place in the world for the rest of us. We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it’s been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.
Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.
This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down—[up] man’s old—old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.
In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the “Great Society,” or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people. But they’ve been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves; and all of the things I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say, “The cold war will end through our acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism.” Another voice says, “The profit motive has become outmoded. It must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state.” Or, “Our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century.” Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as “our moral teacher and our leader,” and he says he is “hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document.” He must “be freed,” so that he “can do for us” what he knows “is best.” And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.”
Well, I, for one, resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me, the free men and women of this country, as “the masses.” This is a term we haven’t applied to ourselves in America. But beyond that, “the full power of centralized government”—this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don’t control things. A government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.
Now, we have no better example of this than government’s involvement in the farm economy over the last 30 years. Since 1955, the cost of this program has nearly doubled. One-fourth of farming in America is responsible for 85 percent of the farm surplus. Three-fourths of farming is out on the free market and has known a 21 percent increase in the per capita consumption of all its produce. You see, that one-fourth of farming—that’s regulated and controlled by the federal government. In the last three years we’ve spent 43 dollars in the feed grain program for every dollar bushel of corn we don’t grow.
Senator Humphrey last week charged that Barry Goldwater, as President, would seek to eliminate farmers. He should do his homework a little better, because he’ll find out that we’ve had a decline of 5 million in the farm population under these government programs. He’ll also find that the Democratic administration has sought to get from Congress [an] extension of the farm program to include that three-fourths that is now free. He’ll find that they’ve also asked for the right to imprison farmers who wouldn’t keep books as prescribed by the federal government. The Secretary of Agriculture asked for the right to seize farms through condemnation and resell them to other individuals. And contained in that same program was a provision that would have allowed the federal government to remove 2 million farmers from the soil.
At the same time, there’s been an increase in the Department of Agriculture employees. There’s now one for every 30 farms in the United States, and still they can’t tell us how 66 shiploads of grain headed for Austria disappeared without a trace and Billie Sol Estes never left shore.
Every responsible farmer and farm organization has repeatedly asked the government to free the farm economy, but how—who are farmers to know what’s best for them? The wheat farmers voted against a wheat program. The government passed it anyway. Now the price of bread goes up; the price of wheat to the farmer goes down.
Meanwhile, back in the city, under urban renewal the assault on freedom carries on. Private property rights [are] so diluted that public interest is almost anything a few government planners decide it should be. In a program that takes from the needy and gives to the greedy, we see such spectacles as in Cleveland, Ohio, a million-and-a-half-dollar building completed only three years ago must be destroyed to make way for what government officials call a “more compatible use of the land.” The President tells us he’s now going to start building public housing units in the thousands, where heretofore we’ve only built them in the hundreds. But FHA [Federal Housing Authority] and the Veterans Administration tell us they have 120,000 housing units they’ve taken back through mortgage foreclosure. For three decades, we’ve sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency.
They’ve just declared Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over 30 million dollars on deposit in personal savings in their banks. And when the government tells you you’re depressed, lie down and be depressed.
We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they’re going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. Well, now, if government planning and welfare had the answer—and they’ve had almost 30 years of it—shouldn’t we expect government to read the score to us once in a while? Shouldn’t they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? The reduction in the need for public housing?
But the reverse is true. Each year the need grows greater; the program grows greater. We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well that was probably true. They were all on a diet. But now we’re told that 9.3 million families in this country are poverty-stricken on the basis of earning less than 3,000 dollars a year. Welfare spending [is] 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We’re spending 45 billion dollars on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you’ll find that if we divided the 45 billion dollars up equally among those 9 million poor families, we’d be able to give each family 4,600 dollars a year. And this added to their present income should eliminate poverty. Direct aid to the poor, however, is only running only about 600 dollars per family. It would seem that someplace there must be some overhead.
Now—so now we declare “war on poverty,” or “You, too, can be a Bobby Baker.” Now do they honestly expect us to believe that if we add 1 billion dollars to the 45 billion we’re spending, one more program to the 30-odd we have—and remember, this new program doesn’t replace any, it just duplicates existing programs—do they believe that poverty is suddenly going to disappear by magic? Well, in all fairness I should explain there is one part of the new program that isn’t duplicated. This is the youth feature. We’re now going to solve the dropout problem, juvenile delinquency, by reinstituting something like the old CCC camps [Civilian Conservation Corps], and we’re going to put our young people in these camps. But again we do some arithmetic, and we find that we’re going to spend each year just on room and board for each young person we help 4,700 dollars a year. We can send them to Harvard for 2,700! Course, don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting Harvard is the answer to juvenile delinquency.
But seriously, what are we doing to those we seek to help? Not too long ago, a judge called me here in Los Angeles. He told me of a young woman who’d come before him for a divorce. She had six children, was pregnant with her seventh. Under his questioning, she revealed her husband was a laborer earning 250 dollars a month. She wanted a divorce to get an 80 dollar raise. She’s eligible for 330 dollars a month in the Aid to Dependent Children Program. She got the idea from two women in her neighborhood who’d already done that very thing.
Yet anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we’re denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we’re always “against” things—we’re never “for” anything.
Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
Now—we’re for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we’ve accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem.
But we’re against those entrusted with this program when they practice deception regarding its fiscal shortcomings, when they charge that any criticism of the program means that we want to end payments to those people who depend on them for a livelihood. They’ve called it “insurance” to us in a hundred million pieces of literature. But then they appeared before the Supreme Court and they testified it was a welfare program. They only use the term “insurance” to sell it to the people. And they said Social Security dues are a tax for the general use of the government, and the government has used that tax. There is no fund, because Robert Byers, the actuarial head, appeared before a congressional committee and admitted that Social Security as of this moment is 298 billion dollars in the hole. But he said there should be no cause for worry because as long as they have the power to tax, they could always take away from the people whatever they needed to bail them out of trouble. And they’re doing just that.
A young man, 21 years of age, working at an average salary—his Social Security contribution would, in the open market, buy him an insurance policy that would guarantee 220 dollars a month at age 65. The government promises 127. He could live it up until he’s 31 and then take out a policy that would pay more than Social Security. Now are we so lacking in business sense that we can’t put this program on a sound basis, so that people who do require those payments will find they can get them when they’re due—that the cupboard isn’t bare?
Barry Goldwater thinks we can.
At the same time, can’t we introduce voluntary features that would permit a citizen who can do better on his own to be excused upon presentation of evidence that he had made provision for the non-earning years? Should we not allow a widow with children to work, and not lose the benefits supposedly paid for by her deceased husband? Shouldn’t you and I be allowed to declare who our beneficiaries will be under this program, which we cannot do? I think we’re for telling our senior citizens that no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds. But I think we’re against forcing all citizens, regardless of need, into a compulsory government program, especially when we have such examples, as was announced last week, when France admitted that their Medicare program is now bankrupt. They’ve come to the end of the road.
In addition, was Barry Goldwater so irresponsible when he suggested that our government give up its program of deliberate, planned inflation, so that when you do get your Social Security pension, a dollar will buy a dollar’s worth, and not 45 cents worth?
I think we’re for an international organization, where the nations of the world can seek peace. But I think we’re against subordinating American interests to an organization that has become so structurally unsound that today you can muster a two-thirds vote on the floor of the General Assembly among nations that represent less than 10 percent of the world’s population. I think we’re against the hypocrisy of assailing our allies because here and there they cling to a colony, while we engage in a conspiracy of silence and never open our mouths about the millions of people enslaved in the Soviet colonies in the satellite nations.
I think we’re for aiding our allies by sharing of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we’re against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We’re helping 107. We’ve spent 146 billion dollars. With that money, we bought a 2 million dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenya[n] government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity. In the last six years, 52 nations have bought 7 billion dollars worth of our gold, and all 52 are receiving foreign aid from this country.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So governments’ programs, once launched, never disappear.
Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.
Federal employees—federal employees number two and a half million; and federal, state, and local, one out of six of the nation’s work force employed by government. These proliferating bureaus with their thousands of regulations have cost us many of our constitutional safeguards. How many of us realize that today federal agents can invade a man’s property without a warrant? They can impose a fine without a formal hearing, let alone a trial by jury? And they can seize and sell his property at auction to enforce the payment of that fine. In Chico County, Arkansas, James Wier over-planted his rice allotment. The government obtained a 17,000 dollar judgment. And a U.S. marshal sold his 960-acre farm at auction. The government said it was necessary as a warning to others to make the system work.
Last February 19th at the University of Minnesota, Norman Thomas, six-times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said, “If Barry Goldwater became President, he would stop the advance of socialism in the United States.” I think that’s exactly what he will do.
But as a former Democrat, I can tell you Norman Thomas isn’t the only man who has drawn this parallel to socialism with the present administration, because back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his Party was taking the Party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. And he walked away from his Party, and he never returned til the day he died—because to this day, the leadership of that Party has been taking that Party, that honorable Party, down the road in the image of the labor Socialist Party of England.
Now it doesn’t require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed to the—or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? And such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, unalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.
Our Democratic opponents seem unwilling to debate these issues. They want to make you and I believe that this is a contest between two men—that we’re to choose just between two personalities.
Well what of this man that they would destroy—and in destroying, they would destroy that which he represents, the ideas that you and I hold dear? Is he the brash and shallow and trigger-happy man they say he is? Well I’ve been privileged to know him “when.” I knew him long before he ever dreamed of trying for high office, and I can tell you personally I’ve never known a man in my life I believed so incapable of doing a dishonest or dishonorable thing.
This is a man who, in his own business before he entered politics, instituted a profit-sharing plan before unions had ever thought of it. He put in health and medical insurance for all his employees. He took 50 percent of the profits before taxes and set up a retirement program, a pension plan for all his employees. He sent monthly checks for life to an employee who was ill and couldn’t work. He provides nursing care for the children of mothers who work in the stores. When Mexico was ravaged by the floods in the Rio Grande, he climbed in his airplane and flew medicine and supplies down there.
An ex-GI told me how he met him. It was the week before Christmas during the Korean War, and he was at the Los Angeles airport trying to get a ride home to Arizona for Christmas. And he said that [there were] a lot of servicemen there and no seats available on the planes. And then a voice came over the loudspeaker and said, “Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such,” and they went down there, and there was a fellow named Barry Goldwater sitting in his plane. Every day in those weeks before Christmas, all day long, he’d load up the plane, fly it to Arizona, fly them to their homes, fly back over to get another load.
During the hectic split-second timing of a campaign, this is a man who took time out to sit beside an old friend who was dying of cancer. His campaign managers were understandably impatient, but he said, “There aren’t many left who care what happens to her. I’d like her to know I care.” This is a man who said to his 19-year-old son, “There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start.” This is not a man who could carelessly send other people’s sons to war. And that is the issue of this campaign that makes all the other problems I’ve discussed academic, unless we realize we’re in a war that must be won.
Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy “accommodation.” And they say if we’ll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he’ll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.
We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Iron Curtain, “Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we’re willing to make a deal with your slave masters.” Alexander Hamilton said, “A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” Now let’s set the record straight. There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.
Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we’re retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he’s heard voices pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he’d rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.” And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.
You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ’round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it’s a simple answer after all.
You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” “There is a point beyond which they must not advance.” And this—this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater’s “peace through strength.” Winston Churchill said, “The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits—not animals.” And he said, “There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.
We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.
We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.
Thank you very much.
By: Diane Sori
As new information is finally starting to leak out about what really happened in Benghazi on that fateful night of September 11, 2012, NOTHING is more telling than this one single photograph…for this photograph proves that Ambassador Christopher Stevens did NOT die of smoke inhalation in the embassy compound as was claimed by the Obama administration, but was taken alive, raped, sodomized, and God only knows what else…and Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Hillary Clinton, and all those in their vile orbit knew this from day one and all bold-faced lied.
They all willfully, deliberately, and with malice LIED to Ambassador Stevens’ family and to ‘We the People’. And while we all know that some claim that Stevens was the middle-man in Obama’s gun and weapons running operation to the Syrian rebels, or that he was actually kidnapped to trade for the Blind Sheik and mistakenly killed, I believe that what I will tell you about this picture coupled with Obama’s cover-up and LIES, gives credence to my belief (one that I’ve had since day one) that Ambassador Stevens found out Obama was running guns and weapons under the table to the al-Qaeda supported Syrian rebels, and was silenced before he could expose what Obama was doing.
Before I get to the photograph we must let the lead-up facts speak for themselves.
Today is a very sad day for me. My little Buddie is running and happy again. Sixteen wonderful years we had together and I will miss him. He is with Neil and Chovie now.
NEXT TIME ANYONE CALLS FOR ANY PROGRESSIVE MARXIST DEMOCRAT OF OFFICE, REMEMBER CHRISTOPHER STEVEN AND THE 13 HOURS HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE OBAMA AND CLINTON FUNDED!
FULL VIDEO: 13 Hours in Bengazi: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3770227403001/fox-news-reporting-13-hours-in-benghazi/?intcmp=related#sp=show-clips
A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier.
Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Speaking out publicly for the first time, the three were security operators at the secret CIA annex in Benghazi – in effect, the first-responders to any attack on the diplomatic compound. Their first-hand account will be told in a Fox News special, airing Friday night at 10 p.m. (EDT).
Based on the new book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi” by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team, the special sets aside the political spin that has freighted the Benghazi issue for the last two years, presenting a vivid, compelling narrative of events from the perspective of the men who wore the “boots on the ground.”
The security contractors — Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto, Mark (“Oz”) Geist, and John (“Tig”) Tiegen — spoke exclusively, and at length, to Fox News about what they saw and did that night. Baier, Fox News’ Chief Political Anchor, asked them about one of the most controversial questions arising from the events in Benghazi: Was help delayed?
Word of the attack on the diplomatic compound reached the CIA annex just after 9:30 p.m. Within five minutes, the security team at the annex was geared up for battle, and ready to move to the compound, a mile away.
“Five minutes, we’re ready,” said Paronto, a former Army Ranger. “It was thumbs up, thumbs up, we’re ready to go.”
But the team was held back. According to the security operators, they were delayed from responding to the attack by the top CIA officer in Benghazi, whom they refer to only as “Bob.”
“It had probably been 15 minutes I think, and … I just said, ‘Hey, you know, we gotta– we need to get over there, we’re losing the initiative,’” said Tiegen. “And Bob just looks straight at me and said, ‘Stand down, you need to wait.’”
“We’re starting to get calls from the State Department guys saying, ‘Hey, we’re taking fire, we need you guys here, we need help,’” said Paronto.
After a delay of nearly 30 minutes, the security team headed to the besieged consulate without orders. They asked their CIA superiors to call for armed air support, which never came.
Now, looking back, the security team said they believed that if they had not been delayed for nearly half an hour, or if the air support had come, things might have turned out differently.
“Ambassador Stevens and Sean [Smith], yeah, they would still be alive, my gut is yes,” Paronto said. Tiegen concurred.
“I strongly believe if we’d left immediately, they’d still be alive today,” he added.
In a statement to Fox News, a senior intelligence official insisted that, “There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support.”
Baier put that assertion directly to the operators.
“You use the words ‘stand down,’” Baier noted. “A number of people now, including the House Intelligence Committee insist no one was hindered from responding to the situation at the compound…so what do you say to that?”
“No, it happened,” said Tiegen.
“It happened on the ground– all I can talk about is what happened on that ground that night,” added Paronto. “To us. To myself, twice, and to– to Tig, once. It happened that night. We were told to wait, stand– and stand down. We were delayed three times.”
In a statement to Fox News, a senior intelligence official did allow that the security team was delayed from responding while the CIA’s top officer in Benghazi tried to rally local support.
In the special, Baier also asks about the infamous YouTube video that was blamed for the violence in Benghazi.
Paronto laughed at the suggestion that the video played any role in the events of that night, saying he did not even know of the video until he was out of Libya and on his way home. “I didn’t know about the video ‘till I got to Germany,” he said. “(I had) no idea about any video, no. No, sir.”
The full, first-hand account of what really happened in Benghazi can be seen when Fox News airs 13 hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story Friday night 10 p.m. (EDT), Saturday at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (EDT), and Sunday at 8 p.m. (EDT)
Rep. Gohmert reacts to Benghazi attack discrepancies
Sep. 05, 2014 – 7:12 – U.S. security team members claim top CIA officer delayed response
WANT TO BE PART OF OBAMA’S BROWN SHIRT BRIGADE? CUOMO IS SETTING UP ANOTHER CLASS TO TEACH YOU HOW TO BE NEW YORK STATE GESTAPO! TURN IN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND KILL AMERICAN PEOPLE!
Dear Fellow New Yorker,
This week, Governor Cuomo proclaimed September as Preparedness Month and announced new Citizen Preparedness Corps training sessions across New York State.
Interested in attending a Citizen Preparedness Corps training session in your area? Visit www.prepare.ny.gov to register and view the full list of courses, which are updated regularly. We also urge New Yorkers to sign up for the Skilled Volunteers Registry, where those with a skill or trade can volunteer to help your communities overcome and recover quickly after a disaster or other type of emergency.
The Citizen Preparedness Corps has equipped thousands of New Yorkers this year with the skills and tools needed to act in the event of a disaster. Administered by the New York National Guard, the training course provides an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. At completion, participants will receive a certificate and a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit (one per family). The kit includes a first-aid kit, face mask, pocket radio with batteries, food bars, emergency blanket and other key items to help citizens in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
Can’t take the in-person class? We encourage you to take the online condensed Citizen Preparedness training. Communities, non-profits and businesses can also request to host their own Citizen Preparedness Course in their area by submitting their information here.
Severe storms are the new normal and we must continue to raise awareness of the importance of a rapid and efficient response when disaster strikes. With these additional courses in our communities and online, New Yorkers will be more prepared now than ever before.
The Office of the Governor
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Hillary Clinton stated last Thursday during one of her highly paid speaking engagements that her “heart just broke” over the shooting death of black thug Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, who suffered a fractured eye socket during his confrontation with the “gentle giant.”
A commenter called “libertarian 1234″ wrote the following critique of Miss Hillary.
“She said her “heart just broke” for Brown’s family after the unarmed 18-year old was shot by police officer Darren Wilson more than two weeks ago.”
But her heart wasn’t broken for the parents of the gallant men in Benghazi who led a contingent of civilians out of harm’s way then held off a superior force equipped with heavy arms and mortars until they finally went down fighting, all the while frantically calling for hours for some kind of back-up force to help them out.
Her heart wasn’t…
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Coming back better, stronger and more exciting, watch for the Opener!! Freedom Reigns http://www.springintoaction.us
This is a powerful video and musical tribute to the U.S. Navy and its manifold capabilities. The Navy is the force that can bring American military might to bear anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. The song is “Hell Yeah”. Intense and the videos are fast and furious. Enjoy!
Read more at http://blog.theveteranssite.com/a-fun-us-navy-tribute/#fs2oSRxOqdl6Iq8v.99
Bring Isaiah Home! Like and share!!!
Michelle Rider, mother of 16 year old Isaiah Rider will tell her story of how the tyrannical DCF kidnapped her son. She is not allowed any contact with her son at all. Simply because she dared to argue with a doctor over her son’s medical care. Last time I checked, that was a parents obligation, a duty, a responsibility to question their childs medical care.
The DCF, the DOJ, the FBI, the media and the American public obviously learned NOTHING from the Justina Pelliteir case. Maybe this one might be the trick.
Tune in every weeknight at 8:00pm to 10:00pm to hear The Captain unlock his treasure chest of opinions and ideas, facing all matters of Constitutional Freedom.
“Hats Off To Isaiah” Save Isaiah Rally – Aug. 11 @ 9:30 – Chicago
People may send Hats or “snap backs” as Isaiah calls them (baseball hats) if they so choose to :
P.O Box 901294
Or just come to the event, as we honor and support Isaiah !!! “Hats off to Isaiah” #saveisaiah
The U.S. government solicited for these invaders to come here, PAID to bring them here and are complicit with making these children criminals…why are they not arrested and jailed for child abuse, corrupting minors and plethory of other crimes associated with this invasion???
Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
- Original SynopsisJan 29, 2014
Solicitation Number: BERKS-RFI
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Immigration & Customs Enforcement
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January 29, 2014
Description: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children RFI
Contracting Office Address:
801 I Street, NW, Suite 910,
District of Columbia
Place of Performance:
Varies. See Attachment:
Attatchment: Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought
Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation
NAICS code: 561612
Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/ Rachel.Ali
Secondary POC: Tony Ross, Contracting Officer/ Tony.Ross
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances. In emergency situations, the Contractor shall be called on to provide temporary shelter locations (such as trailers) with shower facilities for juveniles who are pending placement with HHS when bed space is unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time. The Contractor shall provide temporary guard services and other support as necessary during these emergencies.
In addition, the Contractor shall have personnel who are able to communicate with juveniles in their own designated language(s). While this may not require each employee to be fluent in all of the encountered languages, personnel should have access to and knowledge of translation services.
B. ICE Standards/Special Requirements
The contractor is required to perform in accordance with the ICE Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS 2011), all ICE policies related to the transportation of juveniles (see the ICE Family Residential Standards at http://www.ice.gov/detention-standards/family-residential/) as well as the Flores Settlement Agreement, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, and the Homeland Security Act of 2002. In cases where other standards conflict with DHS/ICE Policy or Standards, DHS/ICE Policy and Standards will prevail. ICE Inspectors will conduct periodic inspections to assure compliance of the aforementioned standards.
Personnel shall have the knowledge and experience to transport individual children with special needs. Often times, children with special needs may require a transportation method that is time saving and direct, i.e. by commercial airline. Contractor shall also provide for accompanying medical care. Additionally, due to exigent circumstances, the Contractor shall be required to transport juveniles via ground to HUB airports or other staging areas that are not located within the area of initial apprehension.
The Contractor shall follow a fully developed training curriculum and transporting staff shall have the highest level of competency possible. Areas of training shall include, but are not limited to the following: Airport rules and regulations for travelers, crisis intervention, child development, working with and transporting youth with special needs, transporting youth with behavioral problems, CPR & First Aid training, non-secured UAC policy and procedures and the implementation of contingency plans in the event of a crisis during transport, which include de-escalation techniques.
- Background Investigations and Suitability Screenings will be conducted on all Contract Employees by the Office of Professional Responsibility and Personnel Security Unit (OPR-OSU).
- The Contractor shall agree that each employee working on this contract will successfully pass the DHS Employment Eligibility (E-Verify) program operated by USICS to establish work authorization and U.S. Citizenship.
- Employees must reside in the United States.
C. Contract Type
The Government anticipates awarding a five (5) year Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle consisting of a one year base period, and four (4) option years. The Service Contract
Act is applicable to this acquisition. All required clauses, provisions will be included in the solicitation and resulting contractual instrument.
The anticipated release date of the solicitation is March 3, 2014. The solicitation closing date will be thirty (30) days after release of the Request for Proposal (RFP).
Projected Set-Aside: All business sizes are welcome to participate; however, ICE is trying to determine small business interest, particularly HubZone companies. All information received in response in to this notice will be used to determine the appropriateness of any small business set-aside for this requirement.
D. Place of Performance:
Service Area: Throughout the Continental United States (US)
The area(s) or region(s) serviced may occur either with a phased approach over a period of several months to a full year. Alternatively, the Contractor shall perform the entire transportation function upon full funding. For example, the following two circumstances may occur: (1) The contractor could initially provide transportation services only in the Southwest Region of the U.S. for those juveniles who are apprehended in the state of Texas; or, (2) The Contractor may be required to provide transportation services for all juveniles who are in DHS custody throughout the continental U.S.
E. RFI Purpose/Requirements
The purpose of this RFI is to obtain market information and capabilities for planning purposes and to determine appropriate strategies to meet the Agency’s requirements. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment for an RFP in the future. Responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are advised that the Government will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this announcement and information submitted in response to this RFI will not be returned.
Interested parties are instructed to submit the following information: (Note: Please do not exceed 5 pages per RFI submission)
- POC information (name, title, phone number, address, email address, etc.)
- Socio-economic status
- Brief Company Capability statement (to include addressing all special needs as stated above)
F. Submissions and Point of Contact Information
Submit written or electronic submissions via email to Rachel.Ali by 1:00pm EST on Monday, February 19, 2014.
End of RFI
Primary Point of Contact.:
Secondary Point of Contact:
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By several credible accounts, this is the real story on Bergdahl.
It was June 2009. I was working off the grid in and around South-Eastern Afghanistan. I had built a very effective Afghan network: local elders, merchants, NDS commanders, Afghan Army CI, etc. Word came down that a soldier from the 501st INF had gone AWOL. The name of the soldier was quickly known: Bowe Bergdahl.
Within hours of the reported “DUSTWUN” (Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown) the RC-East Commander initiated a total gag order, preventing any Army unit or Embedded Training Team (ETT) / Police Mentor Team (PMT) team from sharing intelligence with the Afghans. His order was based on his command’s stated belief that the Afghans were complicit in the taking of Bergdahl. The actual motivations came out later in private meetings behind closed doors: he wanted to protect his chances for promotion to O-7 (One Star General).
The Commander’s order didn’t affect me, and I frankly had little care for being involved in the search for someone as obviously stupid as this kid. My feelings, bluntly, were that Darwin’s laws should be let to play out and the Taliban’s desires to turn young boys into sex puppets was this kids earned destiny.
Almost immediately the rumor mill was in full swing. I returned to my Area of Operations (AO) and stayed to my own business. Nothing was flying or moving unless it was part of the search. So I took some days to read, catch up on emails and listen to the chatter in the mess hall as I sucked down my cups of bad coffee and powdered creamer. Mid-way through the second week I ran into one of the PMT mentors. He was furious about having to deal with the gag order; rightfully describing how the lack of sharing was undermining his teams relationship and trust with the Afghan Police units they were mentoring. His frustration got to me; it pissed me off to be more to the point. I knew this kid Bergdahl could be found. Not through the might of every US military asset in Eastern Afghanistan, but through tribal connections and traditional ways of doing business in Afghanistan…something Regular Army commanders never understood. I left the encounter with the PMT mentor, returned to my AO and walked into my Colonel’s office.
“I will make you a bet I can locate this kid in a week.” He looked at me and said nothing. He knew how I worked and I walked out.
I began by walking into the office of an Afghan Intelligence Officer I knew. He greeted me as always; welcomed me in and offered me Chai. We had not seen each other for well over a month. We shared stories, we discussed insurgent tactics, new TTPs, his family, my travels. Then I asked him the question I had come for, “Colonel…where’s our boy?” He looked at me and just stared back. Then he said, “You don’t want to know.”
I was taken aback and frankly irritated. I had had enough of the games over this kid’s search. “What do you mean I don’t want to know! We are friends; we have been friends a long time. Your answer is not good enough.” The Colonel then went on to explain to me how he had offered his support to find Bergdahl. However, the American Army mentors told him they weren’t interested; that they had everything under control.
I reminded him I wasn’t them and that I could frankly give a shit what his Army mentors were or were not interested in. “Help me find him. You and I both know this cannot be done without Afghan intelligence. You and I know that regardless of how stupid this kid is, he needs to be brought home.”
He sat down at his desk and made a call as he scribbled a few notes on a piece of white paper. He then got up from his desk, walked across the room and sat down in front of a dusty computer at the back. A few keystrokes later, he added a few more notes to the paper, walked over towards me and handed me what he had written.
“These are the names of the villages and GPS coordinates where your boy was the past three nights.”
I thanked him and took the information back to my Colonel. I told him what was on the paper. He took it with a bit of suspicion, but stated that he would be sending it up to the Special Operations Task Force 373. Later that night he called me into his office.
“I don’t know where you are getting your information but keep in coming. They like what you have.”
Over the next few days I expanded my information gathering to include NDS, Afghan CI, and locals. The Afghans continued to provide details on location, how Bergdahl was traveling, what he was wearing, and his state of mind. The picture continued to grow and the picture was one of a kid that had willingly left his post, deserted his brothers and his commitment to the US Army and our country. Bergdahl was described as dressed in local dress. He was riding around on the back of motorcycles hugging his Afghan captors. He was not in chains or in handcuffs, but willingly moving about to avoid detection. He needed to be retrieved…not to save him, but to punish him for his betrayal.
The details around Bergdahl’s decision to walk off of his FOB (Forward Operating Base) to explore the wilds of Afghanistan were locked down almost immediately. Even journalists were restricted from access; being denied interviews, field movement or access to anyone with any knowledge of Bergdahl or of his unit. Keeping the lid on the story was the number one command objective. But I dug and I found details. Though I still have this part of the story listed as “unconfirmed” this is what I put together:
Bergdahl was unstable the minute he arrived in country. He was unhappy, disconnected from the unit, and dissatisfied with the way his unit had dealt with several incidents. He had illusions of grandeur, talking about getting back to nature. He also had a romanticized ideal of himself as some sort of one man Rambo as well as a love affair with the Afghan indigenous fighter (aka Taliban). Rumors of what happened ranged from his unit running over a child to Bergdahl slowly coming unglued. He had all of the signs of being high risk. There was never any one story that was consistently told about the cause and effect. Both his unit and his command were protective and defensive… obvious signs of hiding something. What was more than clear is that Bergdahl, his unit and his command were a train wreck. As for Bergdahl specifically, his background should have been an early warning that something, anything, could easily set him off. Raised by a Northwest family that would be best described as off the grid, liberal tofu eaters, Bergdahl was homeschooled and raised to be a kind and sensitive child. He learned ballet, and enjoyed long walks in nature. He was almost a modern day young Emerson. When he turned of age he apparently felt he needed some adventure so he talked to a recruiter and fell in love with the “be all you can be” dream and joined the Army. Airborne was now his new meditation mantra and walks in the woods were replaced with forced marches and an 80-pound rucksack. To what should not have been a surprise to anyone, he did not work in well with his unit. Maybe it was the ballet, maybe it was his sensitive nature now imprisoned by his sworn duty to kill the bastards who celebrated the deaths of over 3000 Americans killed on 9-11. Whatever his reasons, when the moment arrived that he decided he was no longer interested in his obligation, his “free spirit”spoke as he grabbed his sketchbook and some water and walked off of the FOB. He was AWOL. Nothing more to it than that.
At the end of my seventh day or so of working this problem, I returned to the office of the Afghan Intelligence Colonel. Over another round of Chai and information exchange, I pressed him to leverage his network to set up a meet with the tribe that was holding Bergdahl. By this time the profile of Bergdahl’s captors was becoming clear. Where Bergdahl played out a version of a spoiled brat’s “walk about”, his captors saw opportunity. They had grievances with the local Governor. They wanted to use Bergdahl to get what they thought they deserved. This was the Afghan way.
During this time the rumors and reports from the US side were that Berdahl had been taken by Haqqani. That was not the case. His captors had sent out word to the Haqqani network asking for a reward, however the initial interest from Haqqani was cool to tepid at best. Their concern was that Bergdahl was mentally unstable; and even though Bergdahl had voluntarily converted to Islam, the Haqqani network was not willing to bring a mentally unstable Muslim convert over the border into Pakistan. We should have paid attention to Haqqani.
I sat with the Afghan Colonel and we went over the tape that had been released of Bergdahl. We watched it a half dozen times. Other Afghan intelligence types entered the room. They dissected the images…the weave on the bread that was shown in the video was only available in one particular village; the sound of the generators demonstrated a level of wealth; the pattern on the rugs provided insight into the owner and their taste; the food and the way it was served provided understanding of tribal habits and behaviors; the interviewer, his English intonation and his camera skills could only be of a select few people; and Bergdahl himself provided a wealth of clues from his dress, to his mannerisms, to his compliant attitude. The Colonel made some notes. The Afghan cadre discussed what they had seen. He felt sure he knew what village Bergdhal was in.
“I want to meet with the tribal leader who is holding him. Just me and my interpreter. I will travel in my own vehicle. No military. No guns. You can join me if you wish,” I told him.
The Colonel called a friend in Parliament. The discussion was brief. He hung up the phone and we waited. A few minutes later the phone rang; it was his Parliament friend again. The tribal leader had agreed to the meet. The location would be set the next day. The Afghan Colonel and I agreed to travel together. We parted, each of us setting about preparing our kit for the next morning.
The media blast that followed the Bergdahl video was what the RC-East Commander had hoped to avoid. The story was now out. Bergdahl who had been effectively a blip on the radar up to that point became an international star overnight. The elevation of status made him more valuable and Haqqani understood this. The following morning as I walked to the vehicle to meet up with the Afghan Colonel, he greeted me, still wearing his military dress. I knew something was off. He informed me that the meeting had been cancelled. Overnight Haqqani had dispatched a team with an undisclosed amount of cash and had taken control of Bergdahl. From that point forward the chances of getting him back were all but lost.
Over the next few years I made the occasional probes through my Afghan contacts about Bergdahl. The responses were always the same…he was with Haqqani. Some reports had him living happily in Haqqani’s large compound in Pakistan. Other reports told of him missing his family and regretting his decision to go AWOL. He was regularly reported being seen in the markets near the Haqqani compound, usually shopping on his own without restraints or guards.
Within many circles Bergdahl became more like an urban legend. Under GEN McChrystal a group was stood up called the Counter-insurgency Assessment Advisement Team, or CAAT for short. Early on there was one notable idiot by the name of Sean. A former 7th Special Forces Group guy, he and his tag-along buddy Tim promised to retrieve Bergdahl and bring fame and recognition to the CAAT. Naturally their grand plan never materialized. Bergdahl remained safely in the arms of Haqqani.
Near the end of GEN Petraeus’time I came across the Personnel Recovery group working to find Bergdahl. Outside of several highly covert units still tasked with finding the kid, this private contracted team was all that was left. We shared information, I reviewed their plans, and what was clear is that there wasn’t a plan. Bergdahl was Haqqani’s property until Haqqani decided otherwise. For me the issue was simple, Bergdahl wasn’t worth it.
This last year I sent out another query on Bergdahl. The response this time was similar, but a few things had changed. Unlike past queries, the information that came back was that the Haqqani group was tiring of Bergdahl. They were becoming concerned that they would be left holding him and not accomplish their goals of retrieving their brothers from US holding. The word was they were willing to negotiate. In true Pashtun fashion, however, they added a threat of killing Bergdahl if their demands weren’t met. My Afghan contacts told me they could make the meet happen. I passed. The risk to get this kid wasn’t worth it and by this time the United States government was well on its way to giving in to Haqqani to save face and win a few political points with the liberal mass of military haters back home.
The latest news of 5 GITMO detainee transfers for this kid’s life left me nauseated. From everything I was receiving, Haqqani never expected to get any of the prisoners, let alone 5 of some of the most highly valued targets we had in holding. The US negotiators had fallen for the bluff…the threat of killing the kid. No one ever asked the question of why Haqqani would kill Bergdahl suddenly now after keeping him alive for so many years. A typical political knee jerk reaction to a problem rooted in thousands of years of traditions and ways of doing deals. We got screwed and I suspect Haqqani is laughing his ass off at us from his compound in Pakistan.
The deal that has been made is a slap in the face to every American soldier alive and dead that has served this country with honor. Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor. He willingly left his post and his fellow soldiers to go on a spiritual stroll in Afghanistan, convert to Islam and ultimately join up with the Taliban…and in so doing cost us the lives of great soldiers who were tasked with finding him…just run the body count of how many died searching for him in 2009. Bergdahl wasn’t captured as the Army and media spin-doctors would want you to believe. He betrayed his country and should pay the price of incarceration at the least and death by hanging at the best.
May he burn in Hell.
Reported by RW
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Obama’s regulatory chief pushes new ‘bill of rights’ Cass Sunstein part of effort to change interpretation of Constitution…
In 2004, Sunstein penned a book, “The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’S Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More than Ever,” in which he advanced the radical notion that welfare rights, including some controversial inceptions, be granted by the state. His inspiration for a new bill of rights came from President Roosevelt’s 1944 proposal of a different, new set of bill of rights.
Proposed Constitution for the Newstates of America, more than two decades in writing by characters such as Cass Sunstein and John Podesta, Obama cronies and current Czars in the Obama WHite House…
Committee to Restore the Constitution – A Constitution for the Newstates of America
So that we may join in common endeavors, welcome the future in good order, and create an adequate and self-repairing government – we, the people, do establish the Newstates of America, herein provided to be ours, and do ordain this Constitution whose supreme law it shall be until the time prescribed for it shall have run.
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Proposed Constitution for
the Newstates of America
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For some critical analysis:
Operation American Spring, Day 1, Part 1
Operation American Spring, Day 1, Part 2
Operation American Spring, Day 2
Operation American Spring, Day 3
USTREAM: OAS LIVE 2014 Recording American History
Operation American Spring reactions
Originally posted on Somewhere in Texas:
While many patriots were in Washington, D.C. this weekend, conservatives and liberals alike railed against the effort. It was meant to wake up the populace and at that the mission was successful.
I have read comments on posts across the internet saying that they had not heard about the movement. This is a problem the right will have for the foreseeable future with the left controlling the narrative on media outlets across the board, and yes I include FOX in that. Bloggers like myself and many others must get behind and spread the news of these events even though they might not agree with them. (How you cannot agree with the message that America needs to rid itself of infestation of rats and traitors in Washington is beyond me.)
Glen Beck, for one, slammed the movement as a violent protest for the removal of leaders in government. This just shows…
by BlackAndRight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4w5YVWpvU4
Published on Apr 25, 2014
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Questions, questions… I have a whole lot of them for Harry Reid. I know that his salary as a Senator, is about 200k per year. And I know that he made a substantial amount as an attorney. What I want to know, is how much he has made off land in Nevada. Specifically BLM land and mining/mineral rights. Open Secrets states Reid’s value is between 2.5 and 6 million. I actually don’t believe that. I believe he has money buried in the desert so-to-speak, in shell companies and third parties all over the place. I’m all for making a lot of money — just don’t rip off everyone while doing it.
Why is it that a man who is worth millions and is arguably the most powerful man in Nevada and one of the most powerful nationally, is covering his tracks so hastily? A man who screamed for transparency under Bush, but seems to have forgotten what it means under Obama. Ask yourself why Reid’s real estate holdings are “supposedly” disappearing from the assessor’s rolls. Well, mostly… Both Harry and his son Rory’s land holdings and tax records seem to be missing suddenly. But hey… I was sent a few of them and will link here so you can see a couple of pics of them. You can’t see them anymore online, someone has removed them and when you speak to the assessor’s office, well golly… they don’t know what is going on I understand. Isn’t that strange?
Such a deal Dirty Harry got from someone on this parcel!
We’re just getting started here, so settle in…
My next question, has to do with why no one that I know of in the state of Nevada in 30+ years has gone after Reid and his shady dealings. A man who has been linked to the mob and is notoriously ruthless. Yet, no one can be bothered. Or if they have, they have either suddenly shut up, just disappeared or are suddenly flush with money. Wonder why? Harry Reid has been embroiled in scandal after scandal for decades. Isn’t it time someone had the cajones to expose this thuggish, Progressive opportunist for the corruptocrat he is?
Things Cleanface Harry may be thinking right about now:
It’s not a crime when *I* do it. That’s why I’m hiding public records of my holdings. You peasants can go pound sand, eat cake or whatever it is you do.
Will someone please just shut those bloggers up? I’m trying to do serious land deals here.
As we look for bodies in the desert, let’s look at Harry Reid’s connection to the mining industry, shall we? I find his relationship with Neil Kornze, the Director of the BLM to be VERY interesting. Kornze is the son of former Barrick U.S. Exploration Manager and a former Newmont Mining chief geologist, Larry D. Kornze. Kornze spent 11 years working in Washington, D.C. Eight years as a staff member for Reid on public lands, forest and mining, and three years with the BLM as the agency’s principal deputy director. Neil was instrumental in the Western Solar Plan, which established 17 solar energy zones on public land and in approving nearly 50 utility-scale renewable energy projects. Reid has been supporting the mining industry in Nevada forever. Now, his hand picked boy is the head of the BLM. Makes you go hmmmm. Oh, it gets better — so, very much better.
Kornze’s father has a long history in mining:
Neil Kornze’s father, Larry D. Kornze, was the General Manager of Exploration and U.S. Exploration Manager for Barrick Gold Corporation from 1987 to 2001.
Larry Kornze “directed minesite exploration activities for the Goldstrike Mine, with discoveries at the Betze, Meikle, Deepstar, Screamer, and Rodeo deposits. He managed the Betze/Deep Post reserve development drilling and reserve estimation, along with mine dewatering, ore control guidance, ore body metallurgical studies” and “was Chief Geologist — Operations and New Projects at Barrick Mercur Gold Mines, Inc. from 1985 — 1986.”
“Prior to working for Barrick, Mr. Kornze was Chief Geologist for Newmont Mines Ltd., Similkameen Division, B.C., and Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) of Canada from 1968 to 1981.”
It seems that Larry D. Kornze also serves/has served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of multiple mining companies, including:
Candente Resource Corp.
Gold Summit Corporation
Goldex Resources Corporation
Mexivada Mining Corp.
Dynasty Gold Corp.
Anaconda Gold Corp.
Duncan Park Holdings Corporation
Northland Resources Inc.
X-Cal Resources Ltd. Mesa Exploration
Under an 1872 law, mining companies in Nevada have been able to buy mineral-rich federal land for $5 an acre or less. Before Congress banned the practice in 1994, Toronto-based Barrick Gold paid just $9,765 for 1,950 acres in Nevada that held an estimated $10 billion in gold. Reid is solidly connected to Barrick Gold. Do the math. I wonder how much Harry Reid has made in his dealings with them? Reid is also connected to Lionel, Sawyer and Collins — Nevada’s largest and most powerful law firm, with deep, deep ties to mining. Both his sons work for law firms that represent mining interests.
It’s a family affair with Reid. Corruption is the underpinning of the family business. I don’t agree with most environmentalists, but one of them at least has been digging on Reid:
But Reid’s ties to mining run deeper than his sentimental connection to his rough-and-tumble origins. His sons Rory and Leif work for law firms that represent mining companies. Since 1999, his son-in-law, Steven Barringer, has earned as much as $3.7 million lobbying for mining interests including Barrick Gold, though he does not lobby Reid directly. Reid’s natural resources staffer, Neil Kornze, is the son of a geologist who discovered Barrick’s Betze deposit outside Elko. Since 1994, mining interests have donated more than $269,000 to Reid, including at least $82,000 from Barrick and its employees. Any suggestion, however, that these links have swayed Reid is “an attempt to draw a conclusion that would be inaccurate,” says his spokesman Jon Summers. (Reid declined to be interviewed for this article.)
Reid’s relationship with the mining industry is a fiercely guarded piece of political capital. Though Reid has a solid base in expanding urban areas such as Las Vegas and Reno, he has had to fight for votes in conservative rural areas. Part of the problem is his environmental record: Reid has opposed road building in national forests and supported setting aside 5.6 million acres in southern Nevada to protect the threatened desert tortoise. His 1998 reelection bid was opposed by the anti-environmentalist Wise Use movement; he won by just 428 votes. In 2001, when Bush moved to quash mining regulations put in place by the Clinton administration, Reid saw an opportunity to mend fences back home. “President Bush can’t be wrong all the time,” he said. In 2003, prominent Nevada Republicans endorsed his reelection bid, and he won by a comfortable margin.
In the end, Reid’s stance seems to be the product of a highly personal political calculus. More than 85 percent of Nevada is federally owned; there are 48 major mines and more than 179,000 active claims on that land. “The economy of rural Nevada is tied to the mining industry in a big way,” explains Alan Coyner, chief administrator of the Nevada Division of Minerals. The industry claims to generate 102,000 jobs and pump $9.6 billion annually into the economy. “If a punitive royalty is imposed that closes or doesn’t allow a bunch of mines to open,” says Coyner, “then you’ve got a bunch of unemployed Nevadans.”
You see, in the end, the Bundy affair and the BLM land grabs are all about land, water and mineral rights. Those connected are lining their pockets and getting filthy rich. Here are two pics of the mining in Nevada and who owns what:
A patented mining claim gives the holder full ownership of the location with the rights to all the minerals and resources above and below the surface. I have saved and uploaded a number of pdfs on this for your viewing outrage — these are declarations of values on mining patents and other documents — the order may be off, but it is good info:
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You can view a listing of Clark County, Nevada mines here. The grab for mineral rights is going on throughout the west… it is why the feds won’t give the land back to the states.
Cliven Bundy was not the only one in Nevada attacked for his land, in which attack Reid and the BLM were involved. Not by a long shot. 23 other ranchers were chased off for their property, water and mineral rights. And there were others…
Meet Bobby Franklin. Here are the facts as I understand them. His story is similar to the Bundy’s regarding how Harry Reid’s BLM Task Force recruited a Clark County Commissioner, his appointees and the LVMPD to get what they wanted from him. In 1995-96, they road blocked his gates on his 160 acres and falsely arrested him on charges, for which he was never prosecuted. In 1996, they beat, jailed and chased him out of Laughlin, Nevada. These thugs ransacked and completely destroyed all structures and fences on his estate without any warrant to do so (very reminiscent of Bundy’s experience). His land was in abeyance on appeal from BLM to the Dept. of Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA). On December 18, 1996, the IBLA entered their “final order” and had no further jurisdiction on the land. After years of falsifying public records, including deleting Franklin’s serial # — N-49548 — from the BLM master Title Plat Map, the named participants spent years on their “proposed” “BLM Land Auction.” In 2005, the conspired “BLM Land Auction” sold 80 acres of his land to Don Laughlin, who is still suing Franklin in federal court. This is an ongoing 26 year roster of events. Franklin has saved years of Reid’s press releases, where he was trying to make a “Land Swap” law to funnel his estate into Robert Bilbray’s private corporations. Franklin claims you could tell how Bilbray and Woodbury embezzled 5000 acres, under color of their office. Franklin also alleges his daughter was kidnapped in this land grab.
BLM and the Story of Bobby Franklin I don’t have all the details, but one thing I can tell you… Reid’s real estate dealings go far beyond shady. They are rife with corruption and graft. With the nationalization of the BLM and it forming a central authority over all the states, it is wielding its power like a tyrant, sweeping through the west and cherry picking the land and resources. Numerous states are caught up in this and gearing up for a fight. Evidently the BLM attacks those that have something it wants and ensures that elitists make money on the deals — individuals such as Harry Reid. With his sycophant heading the agency, he can get land for next to nothing, ensure people lose their land if he wants it and profit off any mining concern that attracts his attention.
There seems to be a lot of BLM gold/silver land deals suddenly being cut with Rimrock Gold, a company that was pretty much non-existent until Neil Kornze’s father took the lead in 2013. One has to wonder if such deals would have been possible had Harry Reid not appointed Neil to oversee land his daddy now has significant interest in. Just sayin’.
Harry Reid has made millions and has destroyed those who got in his way. Most of the leadership in Nevada know what is going on and are either too afraid or too corrupt to do anything. Reid stands for every corruption in Nevada. He boldly promotes gaming, while killing off the ranching industry. He sings the praises of mining, while pushing Marxist policies everywhere he can. He says what he thinks big business wants to hear, convinces the NRA he is the very best choice in Nevada and softly plays the caring politician when it suits him, waxing poetic on his upbringing in a working family and how he was a boxer. All of it is window dressing. The only person Harry Reid loves is himself and whatever benefits his bottom line. There’s no question of that. The only question left is… is there anyone who will stop Reid, his family and his cronies from shaking down Nevada for every dime they can strip from the good people of that state?
I am sick to death of the right falling on it’s our sword every time the word “racist” is uttered! To you “conservatives” who refuse to wait for the full remark to emerge and jump on the “Bundy’s a racist” band wagon, you disgust me…how can you do it, knowing the media is just a puppet to the collectivist progressives running this country!
For those who admit Bundy “might be a bigot or a racist” but it doesn’t have anything to do with the Bundy story, I blame you for spreading the lie!
For those who stood up for Bundy saying wait til the remarks come out in full I applaud you!
HOAX EXPOSED: Full Clip Of Cliven Bundy’s Non-Racist, Pro-Black, Pro-Mexican, Anti-Government Remarks Vs. NYTimes’ Deceptively Edited Version
SEE THAT CLIVEN BUNDY IS ACTUALLY AN ADVOCATE FOR BLACKS, HISPANICS Watch Bundy
Tim Kerlin · 56 years old….Today is Tim ‘Loki” Kerlin’s Birthday. I miss his every day since he passed away. I still have so much to learn, Loki’s Legacy: 2007 ~ 2013 https://www.mediafire.com/folder/8vv1rcox1d933/Loki’s_Legacy
By: as Dawn sees it
The Bundy Ranch stand-off, April 12, Clark County, Nevada, outside of Bunkerville
In order to understand the rational behind what has taken place at the Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada, it is vital to understand some of the mindset behind it. The United Nations now has a great deal of control over what happens in United States’ land, largely but not only federal ownership and/or control. What we are seeing is an international body now governing over many parts of the U.S.
It then becomes a question of whether international treaties and other agreements, especially UN Agenda 21 in this case, trump the United States Constitution. Do the people enforcing these “laws” recognize or even know the codes they are enforcing? Is there a reason the constitution is no longer truly taught? These are just two of the questions in a very complex set of issues, which have combined to become a slow, methodical subversion of the primary documents that once seemed to govern our country. There are many layers to this and when digging into them, a clearer picture emerges.
By the recently deceased researcher, author, and expert on UN Agenda 21, Henry Lamb, an article was written in 2003 dealing with the very issue people are taking note of today. It is entitled “Why the Government is Grabbing our Land” (excerpt):
By 1976, the United Nations was ready to articulate a general policy on land use. This policy is stated in the final report of the first U.N. Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT I), held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1976.
The preamble to the section on Land, says:
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable….”
The land use philosophy of the non-American world was fully incorporated into international law and norms, with the support of the United States government.
For a detailed explanation on the Wildlands Project here is a short video, again from Henry Lamb. This project is justified by proclaiming it is all about protecting and restoring core wilderness areas. In reality this is a land grab designed to move people off the land and place them into “sustainable communities,” in less than twenty-five percent of our own American land.
In 1994 the map below was presented by Michael Coffman to the U.S. Senate, which stopped the ratification of the biodiversity treaty. Despite such efforts we find that it is being implemented through various government agencies, executive orders, trade associations, etc. Generally, it is funded by our tax dollars, or central bank cartel funds, or those of foundations formed by corporations and tycoons which in our history have become borrowers of the worlds’ major banking institutions.
(Click Wild Lands Map for Detail)
A program for National Heritage sites is just one example of how this plan has still continued. Its efforts to control land have increased at an alarming speed. As more people wake up to the reality of what is taking place, we are naturally going to push back, as seen at the Bundy Ranch. Then again, the efforts to implement this agenda will only become bolder. That will create a very tense situation to say the least.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he believes the supporters who rallied around Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight against the federal government are “domestic terrorists” and Bundy does not respect his country.
The Las Vegas Journal-Review reported that Reid, D-Nev., made the comments at an event Thursday hosted by the paper called “Hashtags & Headlines.”
Federal land managers backed down in a weekend standoff with Bundy after hundreds of states’ rights protesters, including armed militia members, showed up to protest federal officials seizing his cattle. Some protesters had their guns drawn and pointed toward law enforcement, some of whom were also armed. But ultimately, no shots were fired and the Bureau of Land Management reported that officials left over safety concerns.
Reid had harsh words for these supporters, saying the government cannot stop pursuing the issue.
“They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said, according to the paper. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
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UK VICTORY for FREE SPEECH: Tim Burton of Liberty GB acquitted on all charges of “racially aggravated harassment” against a Muslim con artist
UK VICTORY for FREE SPEECH: Tim Burton of Liberty GB acquitted on all charges of “racially aggravated harassment” against a Muslim con artist
Liberty GB radio host, Tim Burton, was charged by West Midlands Police with racially aggravated harassment, after his post on Twitter described a notorious Muslim propagandist as “a mendacious grievance-mongering taqiyya-artist.”
Despite the absurdity of the charge (Islam is not a race) against Tim Burton, this decent, patriotic Englishman faced a possible prison sentence just for criticizing a notorious Muslim who not only had deceived the British public for many years, he had been the recipient of hundreds of thousands of pounds of generous government funding, until he was outed as a fraud last year.
Video: Tim Burton’s Taqiyya Trial: The Verdict
Liberty GB 9 April 2014
Truth prevails over taqiyya in Britain! Tim Burton successfully beats serial complainer Fiyaz Mughal in court. Islam will NOT infringe on our freedom of speech, and we will NOT be quiet about injustice and Islamic deception!
A welcome victory for British liberty in Birmingham
10th April 2014
Civil Liberty correspondent
|“Grievance monger” Fiyaz Mughal
On Tuesday afternoon (the 8th of April) in a magistrate’s courtroom in the English city of Birmingham, an unusual, yet welcome victory for British liberty was delivered. Tim Burton, a radio host for the small British political party LibertyGB had been arrested by West Midlands Police following a complaint by Fiyaz Mughal, previous adviser to Nick Clegg the Deputy Prime Minister and thereafter the founder of the Islamic advocacy organisation, ‘Tell Mama’.Mr Burton was charged with “racially aggravated harassment” after suggesting that Mr Mughal was “a mendacious grievance-mongering taqiyya-artist” on Twitter.
Gavin Boby aka “The Mosque-Buster”
OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING – Washington, D.C. in the cross-hairs – The Out-of-Control Government Leadership Must Be Stopped
OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING
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Timothy’s life began April 24, 1954, in Toledo, Ohio. Timothy died Saturday, December 21, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St Joseph. He spent his childhood growing up in Ohio, graduating high school in Sylvania, OH. After high school Timothy proudly served his country in the United States Navy for eight years. After the service, a job opportunity at Cook Nuclear Plant brought him to Southwest Michigan. Outside of work, Timothy enjoyed shooting darts and listening to blog talk radio, and he was the Host of Halls of Valhalla Radio. He was a member of American Legion Post 225.
Timothy’s family includes his wife, Karen (Twitchell) Kerlin; five children, Cecily, Stephanie, Timothy a. III, Quinn, and Margrethe; two step sons, Travis and Jamie Adams; nine grandchildren; his mom Anna Kerlin, and four siblings, Mark Aaron, Susan, Rebecca, and Rachael. His dad, Stephen; his uncle, Timothy, and a nephew Bruce Simon preceded him in death.
Timothy’s family will celebrate his life with a service in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, December 28th, from 1 pm to 6 pm, at Advent Lutheran Church, McCord & Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, Ohio.
There will be a gathering for his Michigan family and friends in Watervliet, MI on January 11th, at the Fairfield Inn from 3 pm to 9 pm.
Mark L Harvey ATTENTION TO ORDERS! Loki will be cremated soon. He was an organ donor and as soon as that is accomplished, Loki will be cremated because that was his wish. Karen will be going to Idaho with her family for the holiday season, Christmas and New Years. When she comes back home, there will be a Loki Memorial on the 11th of January, 2014. She will notify us the when and where location for all of us to attend if we can. Hopefully, we can all be there. I guess I could start walking on the 1st because one way or another, I am going. I hope all of you will go as well. By the way, Karen has already placed the Japanese “puppies” back so she doesn’t have to take care of them like Loki did.
Timothy A. II
Timothy’s life began April 24, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio. Timothy died Saturday, December 21, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. He spent his childhood growing up in Ohio, graduating high school in Sylvania, OH. After high school, Timothy proudly served his country in the United States Navy for eight years. After the service, a job opportunity at Cook Nuclear Plant brought him to Southwest Michigan. Outside of work, Timothy enjoyed shooting darts and listening to blog talk radio, and he was the host of Halls of Valhalla radio. He was a member of American Legion Post 225.
Timothy’s family includes his wife, Karen (Twitchell) Kerlin; five children, Cecily, Stephanie, Timothy Adam III, Quinn, and Margrethe; two step sons, Travis and Jamie Adams; nine grandchildren; his mom, Anna Kerlin, and four siblings, Mark Aaron, Susan, Rebecca, and Rachael. His dad, Stephen; his uncle, Timothy, and a nephew, Bruce Simon precede him in death.
Timothy’s family will celebrate his life with a service in Toledo, OH on Saturday, January 11, from 3-9 p.m. at Fairfield Inn in Watervliet. Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Timothy’s family with arrangements. You may share a memory with Timothy’s family at
Could not miss going to honor the memory of my friend Tim at the church in Sylvania today.
Tim was a “watchman on the tower” in the truest sense of the word.
To say he was a voice of reason is understated.
He was a scholar, a phenomenal teacher, generous and just plain good people.
I’m so thankful for the chance to talk to Anna and Tim’s brothers and sisters. And yeah, ya can sure tell “a Kerlin”, just couldn’t put the right name with right face. and that Kerlin smile.
So very thankful for the time I got to spend with you Karen.
— with Tim Kerlin.
Tim and Karen had tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller and he planned on trying to video it. Well, as we all know they never made the concert but this is what another person did. So enjoy and think of Tim as you listen. He loved this group, and one of the reasons is his 8th grade music teacher is involved with them. This is for you Tim and Karen:
And of course, the Imp he was, Loki gave Wilson a little ribbing with her church group if they could play Carol of the Bells. All in fun, Loki was always a happy, mischief Imp.
Mannheim Steamroller Carol of the Bells Live Dec. 19, 2013
Loki Lecturing on the Constitution at one of the Marches on DC
There will be a Memorial Service for Tim ‘Loki’ Kerlin on January 11, 2014. No details yet but time for his friends to make plans. I will update when the place and time are decided. Tim will be cremated and his ashes will stay with his wife.
Around 5am this morning, our friend Tim Kerlin passed away. Most people knew him as Loki the host of the Halls of Valhalla Network. His friends and cohosts will continue the shows until his wife decides what to do. Pray for Karen and Tim’s family at his untimely passing. He will be missed by so many people across the world.
This morning at approximately 0507, I received a call from Tim’s wife and she said that Loki had passed on to see the Lord. I was saddened but then again, Loki is in Heaven now and one day we will see Loki standing at 7’ tall seeing that he was and still is the Giant we all knew him to be.
I wasn’t able to write anything down this morning because I was saddened by all of this wondering what Loki’s wife will do but life moves on and when we have Jesus by our side, what more can we do?
I have known Loki ever since American Truth Warriors on BTR many years ago and I have visited with he and his wife in Michigan, again, many years ago and I have been with Loki in Washington DC when we thought we were doing the right thing.
Joshua and I have prayed together for Loki’s soul and we even claimed Loki’s soul for Christ many times within the last 5 or so years and it hasn’t been but a year since we noticed the changes within Loki. Many times Loki would “slip up” and we did notice that Loki’s attitudes had changed. No longer was he fighting the wrong fight because he knew in his heart that the only fight worth fighting is for men’s souls. This Loki had been doing for the last 1+ years.
Loki and his wife are my friends and I would lay down my life for either of them but now, Loki has gone and he leaves behind him the many people whose lives he has changed, even attorneys.
Loki was and still is the only Constitutional scholar I have ever known and I learned so much from him in the eight years that I have been on Blog Talk Radio with him and having the great pleasure of meeting with him in person upon many occasions.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
The Passing of Tim “Loki” Kerlin
By Douglas V. Gibbs
My dear friend, and Constitutional mentor, Loki, passed away this morning. I will relay details as they come in. Today, on my Constitution Radio program on KCAA 1050AM I will be discussing the news of his passing. I hope the phone lines wind up packed with old BTR folks to talk about him. KCAARADIO.COM at 2pm Pacific. 888-909-1050.
From HolgerAwakens, A beautiful tribute to a beautiful human being.
The Vikings of Freedom Mourn the Passing Of Our Fellow Warrior, Loki
It is with such a heavy heart that today we are confronted with the shock and grief at the passing of a true Patriot to this country and a true friend. Tim Kerlin, known to most at the world of Blog Talk Radio as “Loki” has passed away suddenly.
From Bigfoots Place
Saturday, December 21, 2013
I have been informed by friends on Twitter and Blog Talk Radio that the BTR host known as “Loki” has suddenly passed away. Only within the past few days did I even learn of any concerns about his health. When I first started listening to BTR in 2008, Loki was one of four co-hosts of the show American Truth Warriors and a contributor to its related blog, A Newt One. He also created shows entitled Halls Of Valhalla (with a co-host who similarly called himself “Tyr”) and Spin This. Tim Kerlin was dedicated to understanding the United States Constitution and helping others do the same. To that end, he and two co-hosts created a show (mostly on Talkshoe, but with some episodes on BTR) called Patriot’s Pub, on which they studied the creation of the Constitution during the convention in Philadelphia in 1787, but started with some historical background as far back as the French and Indian War.
From Kel aka RedFox
Remembering LOKI, Fellow Patriot and Counter-Jihadist
Tim Kerlin was a Patriot, who was taken from us suddenly this morning. A Man of conviction, who stood up for the rights of Americans, and those of us world wide. He was also instrumental in fighting The Scourge.
He was a regular Contributor at “Jihad Killer Hour,” hosted by Pat Dollard on Blog Talk Radio, where his insights were deeply absorbed, and he gave us home-work to pursue the issues of the day, and he was the creator of “Halls of Valhalla” also heard on Blog Talk Radio.
Loki was my Norse God…. He will be so deeply missed, but he walks with the Angels now.
Loki-from-panokee, thanks so much for your presence within our Earthy realm. We will meet again, to ensure the mischief carries on, and that the lights of fire within the hearts of men continue.
ALERT!! UPDATED: Army to cut up to 4,000 captains and majors – Washington Times — DISTURBING: The List of Purged Military High Officers Under Obama – Please pass on…
19,000 to appear before screening board for early separation
The U.S. Army is sending roughly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors to a screening board for early separation this spring, the Army Times reported. Up to 20 percent of those screened — approximately 3,800 officers — could be scheduled to leave the service by the Officer Separation Board and Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board.
Officers with fewer than 18 years of federal active service will have their screening process done by OSB, and those with more than 18 years of service will see the E-SERB, according to the Army Times.
This week, we published a story on a U.S. Army General calling for the resignation of Barack Obama and other administration officials. Now, we have a very disturbing list of military high-ranking officers that have been purged from the Obama administration.
[H/T Investment Watch Blog] — Look up the service records of some of these guys. MOST have perfect LONG services, highly decorated.
I believe only 2 Generals were fired under Bush’s 2 terms total. There are currently 48 4-Star Generals. [link to en.wikipedia.org]
Many of these below have spotless records, 25 and up years service, many medals and honors such as Brig. Gen Bryan W. Wampler and Command Sgt. Major Don B. Jordan.
Commanding Generals fired:
- General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
- Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
- Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
- Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
- Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
- Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
- General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
- Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)
- Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
- General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
- Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
- General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
- General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
- General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
- Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
- Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
- Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
- Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)
Commanding Admirals fired:
- Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
- Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)
- Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
- Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)
- Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
- Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
- Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)
- Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
- Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
- Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
- Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
- Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
- Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
- Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
- Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
- Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
- Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
- Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
- Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
- Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
- Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)
- Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
- Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
- Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
- Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)
- Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)
- Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
- Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
- Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):
- Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
- Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
- Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
- Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
- Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
- Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
- Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
- Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
- Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
- Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
- Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
- Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
- Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
- Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
- Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
- Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
- Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
- Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
- Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
- Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
- Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
- Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)
- Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
- Commander Sara Santoski- U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
- Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
- Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep 2012)
- Commander Michael Ward- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
- Captain Michael Wiegand- U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
- Captain Ted Williams- U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
- Commander Jeffrey Wissel- U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):
- Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
- Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix, NJ (Mar 2013)
- Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
- Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
- Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)
- Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
- Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
- Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA (July 2013)
- Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
- Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island, IL (Mar 2013)
- Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
- Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
- Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
- Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
- Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
- Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
- Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
- Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
- Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
- Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
- Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
- Commander Corey Wofford- U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)
157 [ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN] Air Force majors forced into early terminations, no retirement or benefits.
All 157 had been twice passed over for promotion and were within six years of retirement.
Too many to list.
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Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And ’til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
The blue and gray they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has it’s share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it’s protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it’s keepers seem generous and kind
It’s leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t pay it no mind
‘Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told
Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin’
The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand
We don’t know how to mind our own business
‘Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner
We can’t pay the cost
‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watching
America where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now?
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now?
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now?
We can’t fight alone against the monster
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now?
We can’t fight alone against the monster
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now?
We can’t fight alone against the monster
EDMONTON, JERRY / KAY, JOHN
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Passed by Congress May 1, 1810 – Ratified December 9, 1812.
“If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the united States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.”
Firing on U.S. Citizens: See the questions asked in Obama’s survey: JOINT SERVICES TRAINING COMBAT ARMS SURVEY
This was blamed on a 2nd Lieutenant’s graduate school efforts :
The following survey was given to U.S. Marines at the 29 Palms Marine Corps base in California:
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Assyrians wave their community’s flag, as they march past a church that was damaged during the Lebanese civil war, during a protest in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq by Islamic State militants, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Islamic State group, which has repeatedly targeted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq, abducted more than 220 Assyrians this week in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
By RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) — Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.
The militants’ once seemingly unstoppable push across Syria and Iraq has slowed to a crawl in recent months as the United States, its Arab allies and even rival Iran work to roll back the group and ultimately defeat it. Despite those efforts, the extremists show little sign of crumbling under the weight of international efforts to crush it.
Here’s a look at what happened this week involving the extremist group and the fight against it:
In video footage shot Tuesday, a pig facing a date with the slaughterhouse is shownkneeling directly in front of a local Buddhist temple, as if in an act of prayer.
— SCMP China News (@SCMPChina) February 26, 2015
The pig, which weighed over 300 pounds, reportedly remained kneeling on its forelimbs for hours in front of the temple in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province, leaving the area only after monks began chanting scriptures.
Some online commenters have taken a skeptical approach to evaluating the pig’s behavior, pointing out that a deficiency of vitamin E can lead to weakness in a pig’s front legs. But the pig’s owner told local press that this animal was healthy and that he had never seen anything like Tuesday’s events.
Local media report that the pig was one of three that escaped from a nearby enclosure on the morning of Feb. 22 and were recaptured that afternoon and sent to the slaughterhouse. The owner of the kneeling pig reportedly said he hadn’t known about the animal’s time at the temple when he sent it to be killed and that he regretted it.
WASHINGTON — It could hardly have been a more perfect storm, and it was all because of a single question in a routine briefing.
On Feb. 19, U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for military operations in the Middle East, gave reporters a standard background briefing about the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State. The official who conducted the briefing responded to one question with a discussion of a particularly sensitive part of the campaign: the U.S.-led coalition’s plans to take back Mosul, a key Iraqi city that the Islamic Statecaptured in a shocking victory last summer. The official indicated that 20,000 or more Iraqi troops would ideally start the Mosul offensive in April 2015.
Opponents of the Obama administration screamed too. “Never in our memory,”hawkish Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote to President Barack Obama the day after the briefing, “can we recall an instance in which our military has knowingly briefed our own war plans to our enemies.”
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PHOTOS: Bound and blindfolded then thrown off a high building to die on rubble below: ISIS savages murder another ‘gay’ man…then mob swarm to pelt the corpse with rocks
What’s it going to take?
How much more of this will civilized people endure?
Where are the gay rights organizations? Busy attacking Republicans. Madness. Our gay rights president couldn’t be reached for comment — too busy texting Reggie Love or practicing his next speech telling us how Islam empowers gays. “Bound and blindfolded then thrown off a high building to die on rubble below: ISIS savages murder another ‘gay’ man in Syria… then mob swarm to pelt the corpse with rocks,” By Tom Wyke for MailOnline, February 27, 2015
A large crowd of men is shown gathering outside to watch the punishment The man was accused of being a ‘child of Lot’ and thrown off the court roof According to the Quran, Lot’s people of Sodom and Gomorrah carried out sinful acts and were severely punished by God The horrific punishment was carried in the ISIS capital city of Raqqa Islamic State have released new shocking photos of a ‘gay ‘man being thrown off a roof and stoned to death. Following a trial in an Islamic State court, the man was taken to the roof of the building and thrown to his death in front a large crowd below. The horrific act was carried out in Tel Abiad in the Islamic State capital of Raqqa in Syria.
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In my last email I promised to update you on the latest news on our Al Sharpton story. And I have more great news to share with you now.
For starters, I’ve included a second Sharpton video that I released today (you’re one of the first to receive this, so please pass it along to your friends and family).
It shows my attempt to confront Sharpton at his National Action Network meeting.
When Sharpton was informed that I was in attendance, he became flustered and eventually resorted to divisive politics calling me a “clown” and commenting on “the foolishness of the right wing.”
You can watch how this comical scenario played out by clicking on the image below:
Right now I’m in the middle of my second day at CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference — and I can honestly say that I’m humbled by the recognition and support I’ve received here from prominent leaders in the conservative movement.
And in his coverage of our story Rush Limbaugh emphasized the importance of what we’ve done saying, “Now everybody knows this, but nobody has ever heard anybody in the Sharpton or Jackson camp admit it.”
Even CNN defended our undercover reporting saying, “James O’Keefe is definitely someone identified with the right but the daughter isn’t, and she’s the one who said that Al is all about the money…sometimes [being secretly recorded] is when you’re the most honest.”
Overall we scored a major victory for citizen journalism.
Finally, yesterday at CPAC I was invited on a panel to discuss voter fraud where I talked about our undercover investigation on the issue – one the traditional media refused to acknowledge until we forced them to.
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New Word For The Day – “Dhimmitude” – What Does It Mean?
Obama used it in the health care bill. It was specifically spelled out in one of the original drafts of the ObamaCare bill (page 107) but was taken out after negative fallout from those who actually read the bill.
Now isn’t this interesting?
Dhimmitude — I had never heard the word until now, nor did barely anyone unless they read the ObamaCare Bill. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It’s on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists. It is a REAL word.
Word of the Day: Dhimmitude
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.
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After the reports of attacks against Christian in Syria, Katie Gorka, President of the Council on Global Security, spoke directly to representatives of the Assyrian community currently under attack:
Around 4:00 in the morning on Monday, February 23rd, an estimated 1500 ISIS fighters attacked a series of Christian towns in northeast Syria, burning churches, taking as many as 90 hostages, and forcing hundreds to flee from their homes.
According to reports from the Syriac Military Council, a Christian self-defense organization, when ISIS fighters attacked the town of Tel Shamiram, they separated out the men, around 50 of whom they have taken into the mountains, and approximately 90 women and children are being held prisoner in the village by ISIS militants. Some residents were able to flee and they are currently sheltering in churches in Al-Hassaka and Al-Qamishli. According to one source, ISIS has taken 30 Christian young women and plans to distribute them as concubines in the town of Shadadeh.
Bassam Ishak, president of the Syriac National Council of Syria, has made several recent visits to Washington, D.C. warning of the potential for these attacks and asking for U.S. support. He said Hassaka would no doubt be targeted because it separates ISIS in Syria from ISIS in Iraq. Ishak said that the Syriac Military Council had about 1100 troops, but weapons for only 500. The area is being defended by militia that include the Syriac Military Council (MFS), Christian police (Sutoro), the Khabur Guards, and the Kurdish People Protection Units (YPG).
His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, Diocese of California, spoke earlier today with the Assyrian Bishop in the area where the attacks have taken place. Bishop Royel reported the following:
MEMRI: Fatwa On Qatari Government Website: Execution By Burning Is Permitted Under Certain Circumstances
Updated: Thursday, February 26 2015, 05:20 PM EST
Victor, N.Y. – Investigators arrested a Central New York man after an investigation found he had been using stolen credit card accounts to purchase more than $200,000 in jewelry.
Deputies say on February 11, 33-year-old Rahkeim Scarlett of Troy purchased a Rolex watch and diamond earrings for roughly $29,000. Before Scarlett could leave the store with his purchase, it was determined that he was using a cloned credit card with the numbers of a stolen credit card account.
Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies say Scarlett ran out of the store and hid in snow banks by Eastview Mall, but was eventually discovered and taken into custody.
After his arrest, Scarlett was reportedly found to have additional high-value jewelry items purchased using cloned credit cards in other counties throughout Eastern and Central New York.
One of those items was a large diamond ring, which Scarlett swallowed while in custody, according to deputies. The diamond was recovered several days later after passing through his digestive system.
Scarlett is accused of purchasing more than $200,000 in jewelry in Albany, Oneida, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Onondaga counties. The U.S. Secret Service is also investigating the cases.
He was arraigned on charges of identity theft, forgery, and grand larceny in Canandaigua City Court and remanded to Ontario County Jail with no bail.
More charges are pending.
As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
Updated: Thursday, February 26 2015, 01:25 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.
The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what’s called “net neutrality.” That’s the idea that service providers shouldn’t intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on the Internet.
The new rules say that any company providing a broadband connection to your home or phone would have to act in the public interest and conduct business in ways that are “just and reasonable.”
Much of industry opposes the regulations, which it says constitutes dangerous government overreach. The rules are expected to trigger lawsuits, which could drag out for several years.
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.
The rules would put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone, banning providers from “unjust or unreasonable” business practices.
The FCC vote on the rules scheduled Thursday is considered a victory for consumer advocates and companies like Netflix and Twitter that have long warned that some providers want to create paid “fast lanes” on the Internet, edging out cash-strapped startups and smaller Internet-based businesses.
The broadband industry is expected to sue, arguing that the plan constitutes dangerous overreach. Republicans in Congress said they will try to pass legislation scrapping the rules, although it’s unlikely that such a bill would be signed into law by President Barack Obama.
“One way or another, I am committed to moving a legislative solution, preferably bipartisan, to stop monopoly-era phone regulations that harm Internet consumers and innovation,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said in a statement earlier this week.
Twitter said the new rules were a matter of protecting free expression.
“Safeguarding the historic open architecture of the Internet and the ability for all users to `innovate without permission’ is critical to American economic aspirations and our nation’s global competitiveness,” Twitter wrote in a company blog post this week.
Net neutrality is the idea that websites or videos load at about the same speed. That means you won’t be more inclined to watch a particular show on Amazon Prime instead of on Netflix because Amazon has struck a deal with your service provider to load its data faster.
For years, providers mostly agreed not to pick winners and losers among Web traffic because they didn’t want to encourage regulators to step in and because they said consumers demanded it. But that started to change around 2005, when YouTube came online and Netflix became increasingly popular. On-demand video became known as data hogs, and evidence began to surface that some providers were manipulating traffic without telling consumers.
By 2010, the FCC enacted open Internet rules, but the agency’s legal approach was eventually struck down. FCC officials are hoping to erase the legal ambiguity by no longer classifying the Internet as an “information service” but a “telecommunications service” subject to Title II of the 1934 Communications Act.
That would dramatically expand regulators’ power over the industry by requiring providers to act in the public’s interest and enabling the FCC to fine companies found to be employing “unreasonable” business practices.
The FCC says it won’t apply some sections of Title II, including price controls. That means rates charged to customers for Internet access won’t be subject to preapproval. But the law allows the government to investigate if consumers complain that costs are unfair.
Also at stake Thursday was Obama’s goal of helping local governments build their own fast, cheap broadband. Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina, have filed petitions with the agency to help override state laws that restrict them from expanding their broadband service to neighboring towns.
The FCC was considered likely to approve these petitions, which could set a precedent for other communities that want to do the same.
Nineteen states place restrictions on municipal broadband networks, many with laws encouraged by cable and telephone companies. Advocates of those laws say they are designed to protect taxpayers from municipal projects that are expensive, can fail or may be unnecessary.
A group of Coptic Christians marched to the White House on Tuesday, demanding that President Obama protect Christians from the genocide that is taking place in the Middle East.
“Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea,” they repeated as they marched in D.C.
As U.S. allies push back against ISIS, the Islamist militants take every opportunity to inflict acts of barbarism across Iraq and Syria. Even in retreat, they’ve taken over small villages, kidnapping Christians, and separating the men from woman and children.
No one can be certain of their fate, but if recent history is any indication, the men will be paraded out, tortured and murdered. And the Christian women and children will be sold as sex slaves.
James O’Keefe releases new undercover video showing Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown supporters being critical of Al Sharpton
Here is the new report from Project Veritas that controversial investigative reporter and activist James O’Keefe feels could put his life in danger.
In this new video, undercover Project Veritas agents spoke with the families and attorneys of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown about Rev. Al Sharpton. Some of the people who spoke to Project Veritas revealed they think Sharpton exploits tragedy for his own personal gain.
Garner’s daughter, Erica Snipes, was interviewed by a Project Veritas undercover investigator posing as a supporter of Garner during a protest at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.
Project Veritas investigator: “You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?”
Snipes as she is rubbing her fingers together: “He’s about this.”
Project Veritas investigator: “He’s about money with you?”
In the video, Snipes is also very critical of the Staten Island director of Sharpton’s National Action Network, Cynthia Davis.
Snipes: “She started attacking me. ‘Oh, I see that you got this flier out, how come you didn’t add the logo?’ ’’
Project Veritas investigator: “They want their logo on your fliers?”
Snipes refering to Sharpton: “Instead of me, he wants his face in front.”
Project Veritas investigator: “But it’s not about them, it’s about your dad.”
Snipes: “Exactly. Al Sharpton paid for the funeral. She’s trying to make me feel like I owe them.” she adds.
When asked about her comments in the video, Snipes denied that she said Sharpton was all about the money.
“No, I didn’t say that I think Al Sharpton is all about the money,” Snipes said, while standing by her criticism of Davis.
In response to the Project Veritas video, Sharpton said the group is “exploiting” Snipes.
“They’re splicing and dicing stuff together. It was a distortion. Erica is a sincere victim. She was not trying to infer anything with me,” Sharpton said.
“A member of O’Keefe’s team spoke with the late Eric Garner’s oldest daughter, Erica, on a brisk January evening in Staten Island. Garner did not hold back when asked about Sharpton’s involvement, stating: “he’s about the money.”
“Garner (Erica Snipes), who has become a passionate champion for social change following the death of her father, accused Sharpton and his National Action Network of “attacking” her for not giving them credit; and trying to capitalize on her father’s death.
“Garner (Erica Snipes) was visibly angered at Sharpton and the National Action Network. Indeed, rather than help, Garner (Erica Snipes) felt as if Sharpton and NAN were trying to take advantage of her,” Project Veritas said about Snipes’ comments in the video.
In the video, Sharpton is also criticized by leaders and supporters involved in the Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin shooting cases.
“He knows how to make money and get money. They’re shakedown guys to me. You know, let’s call it what it is, they’re shakedown,” Jean Petrus, a Brooklyn businessman who attended a recent Trayvon Martin Foundation fund-raiser in Florida, said in the video.
When asked about his comments, Petrus said he considers himself a “friend of Sharpton” and did not consent to be interviewed by Project Veritas.
“It was an entrapment situation. It’s really underhanded,” Petrus said.
Bishop Calvin Scott of Believers Temple in Ferguson said in the video that Sharpton “incites people for the wrong reason.”
“To some degree, he sort of incites people for the wrong reason.
“I’m in the gathering. He got them all fired up. But I just sense this is not the way you want to go,” Scott said.
Sharpton dismissed the criticism, saying he went to Ferguson at the request of Brown’s family
“I condemned the violence in Ferguson,” Sharpton said in response to the comments made in the Project Veritas video.
“Sharpton’s perception of himself is a far cry from how he is perceived by the families and communities he thrust himself upon.
“By all accounts, Sharpton appears to be abusing the bully pulpit given to him by MSNBC to capitalize on tragedies.
“It was quite apparent from the number of individuals we spoke to that Sharpton views tragedies as opportunities, and that he is willing to do whatever it takes to further his personal agenda,” O’Keefe said.
Al Sharpton, the widow of Eric Garner and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have all responded to a new undercover video released by James O’Keefe on Tuesday that is very critical of Sharpton.
“It is very interesting that they, when they reached the people in the video, the people contradicted what was in the video.
“Not only do I think the video was taken out of context, there is nobody in that video that said I did anything with money,” Sharpton said.
Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, and widow, Esaw Snipes-Garner, issued a statement saying that the video is “deeply misleading.”
- Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror in US
- ‘They disappeared us’: protester details 17-hour shackling without basic rights
- Accounts describe police brutality, missing 15-year-old and one man’s death
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While US military and intelligence interrogation impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles and even a cage – focuses on American citizens, most often poor, black and brown. ‘When you go in,’ Brian Jacob Church told the Guardian, ‘nobody knows what happened to you.’ Video: Phil Batta for the Guardian
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:
- Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
- Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
- Shackling for prolonged periods.
- Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
- Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.
At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.
‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell Has to Restrain Himself On-Air When Asked This Question About Chris Kyle’s Killer
Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL and author of “Lone Survivor,” was completely unfiltered on Wednesday night as he reacted to a Texas jury’s decision to unanimously convict Eddie Ray Routh for murdering legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.
At one point, Luttrell had to restrain himself from answering a question about Routh on “national television.”
Luttrell posted a chilling warning for Routh Tuesday on Facebook, writing, “To Eddie Ray Routh, you thought you had PTSD before .?? Wait till the boys in TDC Find out you killed a TX hero.”
“It’s not secret that usually I don’t have a filter,” Luttrell told Fox News when asked about the post. “What comes through my head is going to come out of my mouth. … I don’t know that he’s going to read that, but I’m sure someone will get it to him what’s about to go down when he gets where he’s going.”
He continued: “You’ve got a guy who, one was copping to something that wasn’t real. And two, shot a guy in the back, which is a cowardice act. It’s not going to bode well, we’ll just leave it at that.”
When asked about assertions that post-traumatic stress disorder may have contributed to the killings of Kyle and Littlefield, Luttrell said the claim is “garbage.”
“First of all, having PTSD is not a straight line to commit murder. It’s not a straight line to do anything breaking the law. Because if it is, basically you’re saying if I cop to having PTSD, I can go out and slap somebody around all I want and when the cops show up I can claim I am a veteran and I got PTSD — that’s not how that works.”
Finally, when asked about Routh’s non-reaction to his guilty verdict, Luttrell paused and then replied sternly, “We don’t need to get into it on national television.”
RUSH: On Thursday the FCC is gonna vote on net neutrality. I have some people sending me e-mail, asking me what it is. I’ll sum it up as best I can for you, but what is going to happen Thursday is a direct result of Obama hijacking the effort — essentially, let me just put it to you this way. Do you own a website, do you operate a website? If Obama gets his way, you’re gonna have to get a license for it just like radio and TV stations get licenses, because the Internet is gonna be subject to regulation under Title II like broadcast facilities are. Cable is not, but over the air broadcast — But they can’t wait to regulate the Internet, folks, they just can’t wait.
There’s too much freedom out there. There’s too many people, quote, unquote, “out of control” on the Internet, and Obama and the Democrats have gotta get it controlled. And the way they’re doing it is capitalizing on the stupidity of young people. Maybe “stupidity” is the wrong word. Ignorance and lack of information resulting from they haven’t lived long enough to know.
The way net neutrality is being sold to Millennials is — and I read these tech bloggers, these little guys. I read ‘em, they hate their cable providers. They hate their web service providers, Internet service, they hate ‘em. Just like you were made to hate Big Oil and just like you were made to hate Big Tobacco. Just like you’ve been oriented to hate Big Anything, Big Retail, big box retail like Walmart. The Democrats’ enemies list now includes all of the telecommunications companies and the Internet service providers.
The way Obama is targeting support, gaining support from young people on this, is he’s got them confused that what he’s gonna do with net neutrality is punish the people they hate. Does this sound familiar? They’re gonna go after Comcast, Time Warner, any other telecommunications, cell provider, Internet service, they’re gonna really hammer ‘em, and they’re gonna make sure that they don’t overcharge. Then they’re gonna make sure they provide equal access to high speed. The big, rich people aren’t gonna get any more access to high speed than people who can’t afford it are, and the government’s gonna take care of it, and the government’s gonna punish, and government’s gonna make people behave right.
The government’s gonna make it all fair. The government’s gonna make it all equal. And that’s what they’ve been led to believe. The same government that has, right in front of these little people, these young people’s faces, blown up the health care system. The same government that has made a mockery of HealthCare.gov. The same government that has messed up and on the verge of totally destroying, under the guise of transforming it, the best health care system in the world.
While that is happening, I mean, you can’t have any better evidence of the incompetence of bureaucracies to handle massive market maneuvers like health care. You can’t have a better example of government failure than what they’re trying to do with health care, or anything that Obama has touched on the economy. And yet, in the midst of being able to see all of this failure, in the midst of witnessing all of this government incompetence, despite that, we still have people thinking the government’s gonna get it right when they start regulating the Internet.
Now, I’m sorry, folks, you can blame Obama — and I do — and you can blame the FCC and its commissioners — and I do — and you can blame politicians, but ultimately this falls back on the gullibility and the ignorance, dare I say stupidity of some people, because it’s happening right in front of us. The very government that can’t do anything right in terms of improving things that it claims to fix is eminently trusted to get it right on the Internet. And I just want to be around when these people have to get licenses for their websites.
Do you know what happens when you get a license to own a radio or TV station? You have to prove to the government every three years, five, I don’t know what it is now, maybe it’s 10, but you have to prove that you are operating responsibly. You have to prove that you are adequately serving the community. Blah, blah, blah. The point is your freedom to operate your website is going to be dependent on the government approving what you do.
Do you want somebody like Obama and his Regime in charge of that? The Internet is the essence, in terms of the comparison to things elsewhere in America, the essence of independence, liberty, and freedom right now.
Now, to some of you who might be sensitive to the argument, “Well, what you know, Rush, those Internet providers, they do charge too much.” Folks, nobody’s gonna sit here and make the claim — how best to describe this? The people who are the best customers of these providers are gonna get the best service. It’s just the way it is. It’s that way in health care. You can set up national health care like the Brits did. The rich people don’t use it. They’ve got their own network of hospitals and doctors that have opted out, and it’s gonna be like that here.
No matter how much socialism you have, no matter how much government attempts to make everybody the same and everybody equal, you’re never gonna get rid of the rich. Look at Obama. If there’s ever been a president that’s told everybody he’s targeting the rich, gonna get fair, get even, the rich are getting richer under Obama, aren’t they? The rich, the finance people, the banks, they’re getting richer. They got bailed out. I thought Obama was getting even with these guys.
The exact opposite of what these people think the government’s going to do for them under net neutrality is what’s gonna happen, the exact opposite. It’s gonna get slower, it’s gonna get more clogged up, and they’re gonna have less access than they have now. But they have been so conditioned. The left, boy, does it profit from hatred. It profits, it benefits, it stokes it. And then they come in after they create all this hatred or add to the hatred that already exists, wherever it is, they add to it and they create all this chaos, and they gin up all this emotion, and then they come in as the guys wearing the white hats.
“We’re gonna make it fair for you. We’re gonna make it equal for you. We’re gonna make sure that if you can only afford $15 a month for Internet service, your speeds are gonna be just as fast as people who are paying a thousand dollars a month.” Well, I’m sorry, it’s not gonna ever happen. The providers are gonna service the people that pay ‘em a thousand bucks a month before they service the people that pay ‘em 15. It’s just the way it is. “It’s not fair, Mr. Limbaugh, it’s not fair, I don’t have a thousand.” You don’t right now, but you might as you get older.
Anyway, you can’t legislate this kind of stuff, but people live in a never-ending phase or state of blind-faith hope that the government can come along and address, redress and eliminate every injustice out there, be it economic, be it cultural, and they have yet to succeed at it. I mean, we’re living in the middle of the absolute most glaring examples of government incompetence, as administered by Obama and his administration, and yet despite the evidence that they don’t know what they’re doing, despite the lies — How many times did people hear from Obama, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Your premium is gonna come $2,500 down.”
It didn’t. None of it’s happened. Everybody’s premiums have gone up, out of pocket’s gone up, premiums have gone up, deductibles have gone up. The number of insured has not gone up. Nothing’s happened according to the promises, and yet when Obama comes along and tells ‘em he’s gonna lower their cable rates, he’s gonna raise their speeds, he’s gonna make sure their providers get — they believe it. They believe it, in the midst of knowing full well they have been lied to I don’t know how many times about Obamacare alone.
Maybe I’m making the mistake of assuming they know they’ve been lied to. Maybe they don’t even know that. Maybe my mistake is assuming they are more aware than they are. In addition to websites needing a license to operate — (interruption) You hadn’t thought of that? Why else do they want to regulate the Internet? Net neutrality, that’s another one of these bogus titles for an operation that’s the exact opposite. It’s not gonna be neutral. That’s designed to make people think that nobody’s gonna get special favorite treatment, nobody’s gonna get better service.
It’s designed to lasso and rope people in. It’s just like you could call anything you want the Civil Rights Act of 2015, it could pass no matter what’s in it. Net neutrality, yes, net freedom, yes. It just means that the bigger providers can’t rip people off anymore. That’s what they think it means, and that’s all they think it means. Then they have to get their websites registered, and then the regulations, because you know Obama is incorporating the Federal Election Commission in this. You know that? The FEC? (interruption) Well, because so much of the Internet is perceived to be in-kind campaign contributions.
So the FCC and the FEC will now start regulating the Internet. And just as there have been with Obamacare, there will be waivers, exemptions for certain people from the regulations that are put in place to regulate the Internet. And just as the Obama waivers for Obamacare were designed to shield the absolute disaster that was awaiting everybody upon full implementation, waivers were granted so that Obama would not be punished prior to elections, waivers were granted to donors, waivers were granted to individuals and businesses friendly to Obama.
The same thing is gonna happen with the Internet and how it’s regulated. Right now the Internet has very little regulation at all. I’m stunned with the ease in which Obama has had in getting so many young people to sign on eagerly to the idea of regulating the Internet. As long as — this is the way it’s always worked and it just amazes me that it keeps working — as long as the regulation of the Internet is designed to punish the rich, then you get people to support it. “If the regulation and licensing of the Internet is designed to really sock it to the cable companies and the cellular companies and the Internet service providers, if that’s what you’re gonna do, I’m all for it because I hate my cable company, I hate my cell company, I hate my provider, and as much as you can punish them, I’m all for it.”
They look at government as being able to wield the power they wish they could wield. Hillary Clinton has been wanting to control the Internet since 1993. Net neutrality is as honest a name as is the Affordable Care Act, or as was the Fairness Doctrine. It’s just the latest left-wing power grab.
You know how they want to get rid of Fox News? You know how they’d love to get rid of talk radio? Well, they’re gonna be able to get rid of people and things they don’t like on the Internet. That’s why they want regulatory control over it, and, by the way, the mechanism that they want to use to control the Internet falls under the aegis of Title II. Title II dates back to the 1930s. That’s how old it is.
Let me take a brief time-out. I got a couple sound bites on this. Michael Powell, who I think is the son of Colonel Colin Powell — general. Sorry. General Powell. He was a former commissioner of the FCC.
RUSH: “As the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission toy with regulating aspects of the Internet, critics on those agencies are warning that speed and freedom of speech are in jeopardy.” And they are right. “In a joint column, Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai and Federal Election Commission member Lee Goodman, leveled the boom on the Obama-favored regulations, essentially charging that it will muck up the freedom the nation has come to expect from the Internet.”
They essentially charged that it will muck up the freedom the nation has come to expect from the Internet. “In one key passage of the column published in Politico, the duo wrote Monday that heavy-handed FCC regulations like those imposed in Europe will significantly slow down Internet speech. ‘These Internet regulations will deter broadband deployment, depress network investment and slow broadband speeds. How do we know? Compare Europe, which has long had utility-style regulations, with the United States, which has embraced a light-touch regulatory model. Broadband speeds in the United States, both wired and wireless, are significantly faster than those in Europe.'” That’s true, if you’ve never been. “Broadband investment in the United States is several multiples that of Europe. And broadband’s reach is much wider in the United States, despite its much lower population density.”
And the reason is that it’s less regulated. It costs less to build up and build out your high speed network. There are fewer payoffs required. It makes no sense in Europe to do it. That’s what’s called social justice. Democrat liberal social justice is never the equalization of people by raising or elevating people at the bottom. It is by lowering people at the top and punishing them. And that’s exactly what Obama’s net neutrality will do, or seek to do.
Better stated, what Obama’s net neutrality falsely promises people in this country is that these big providers, the cellular companies, the cable companies, the satellite companies, the Internet providers, they’re gonna get hammered finally. They’re gonna be told that they’re overcharging. They’re gonna be told that they’re throttling Internet speeds and that they can’t do it anymore. And the bourgeois in the United States, “Yeah, yeah, man, you punish ‘em, dude, you sock it to ‘em, dude, you make ‘em pay.” What happens? Cable service, satellite service, Internet broadband service all get worse. And that’s how everything is made fair. Nobody at the bottom has their service elevated.
It doesn’t work that way. It never does when the left gets a hold of things. This is called social justice. (interruption) Oh, yeah, you bring Netflix into this and you really get these young Millennials all worked up. Netflix is out there telling everybody they’re gonna be one of the big beneficiaries of this ’cause they compete with all these providers and so forth.
RUSH: I checked the e-mail during the break, and it’s the same old question. “Rush, I haven’t seen any of this. How do you know? How do you know this is what Obama means by net neutrality? I haven’t seen anything.” Why do you think you haven’t seen any of this? The fact that you haven’t seen any of this, you interpret as maybe evidence I don’t know what I’m talking about? Why don’t you ask yourself why Obama has not released what his regulations and his ideas for net neutrality are?
And let me give you a little reminder. How many of you saw the legislation that became Obamacare before it was voted on? Answer: Very few of you. Remember Nancy Pelosi? “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” Do you think if you had known well in advance everything that was in Obamacare, you would have in your blanket way supported it? I’m talking to young people, here, not you in the audience. I’m talking to young people who are all for net neutrality.
I hear from ‘em.
I got these e-mails.
“How do you know? How do you know? I haven’t seen any of that.”
Why haven’t you seen it? You haven’t seen it because Obama hasn’t released it. Obama has not released the details of his plan, his program for net neutrality. That’s why everybody’s able to make it up whatever they want it to be, just like the Obama campaign in 2008! Whatever you want him to be, he is. If he’s a great unifier, that’s what he’s gonna be. If he’s gonna make America loveed, that’s what he’s gonna do. You had no idea who he was.
Let me ask you this. Put your thinking caps on. How many times in the last 20 years do you recall various elements of the media saying there’s too much democracy in America? “There are too many voices. We gotta pare these down! There’s too much confusion, too many viewpoints out there; it’s confusing to the people!” I remember every one of ‘em. I remember me being on the cover of TIME Magazine in the mid-nineties, and the headline was: “Is Rush Limbaugh Good For America?”
Why were they asking that question?
Because my point of view was not theirs.
Mrs. Clinton, in 1998, said the following: “We are all going to have to rethink how we deal with this Internet thing because the there are all these competing values without any kind of editing function or gatekeeping function. What does it mean to have the right to defend your reputation?” That was Hillary in 1998, sending a dog whistle about getting rid of Matt Drudge. It was in the midst of the Lewinsky event.
She was worried, as were all these libs, and they have been ever since their media monopoly was blown up. “There are too many voices. It’s too confusing. There are too many points of view.” That ought to just offend the hell out of everybody, particularly you young people. It ought to offend you and cause genuine anger among you. Too many viewpoints? “We gotta whittle ‘em down! We gotta get rid of some of these really extreme points of view. It’s causing chaos in the country.
“It’s causing tumult. It’s creating confusion.” Who are they? Who are they to say there are too many opinions when we have the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment explains that codifies freedom of speech? My point, this is something they have been salivating over getting control of, the Internet, for 17 to 20 years, just as like they salivated for control over health care for 50 years. And it’s almost a repeat process.
Obama’s got his massive plan, but nobody’s seen it. He won’t release it. So everybody’s able to create off “net neutrality” whatever they want it to be. You’ve got Obama administration officials here and there who will drop little hints about getting even with the service providers or making sure that small customers do not have their speeds throttled and cut back, and thereby not reaching their data limit sooner and being charged for more data after they have reached their monthly allotted limit.
They dropped enough hints to make young people think that the real target of net neutrality is, once again, the big corporations. “Yeah! Obama’s gonna come give ‘em what-for. Obama’s gonna come tame ‘em, just like he did AIG, and just like he did all the fat cat financial company CEOs. Yeah! And if they don’t fall in line, we’re gonna send protesters for their front yards. We’re gonna get even with these people ripping us off. I don’t want to have to watch cable TV to I want to watch Breaking Bad.
“I want to be able to stream it on my phone, and I don’t want to be overcharged for it. I want to be able to cut the cord, and I want to make sure that the company providing me with Breaking Bad on my iPhone does not overcharge.” Obama comes along and says, “That’s exactly what I’m gonna do.” Really? You think it’s gonna get cheaper? You know, HBO is gonna provide a stand alone streaming service, HBO GO.
To get it now, you have to be a cable or satellite subscriber to HBO, and then the service is so-called “free.” It isn’t because you have to be a customer now. But HBO’s gonna cut the cord itself. HBO’s gonna provide HBO GO, streaming only, and one of the biggest surprises awaiting young Millennials is how much they’re gonna charge for it. They can charge pretty much what they are being paid now by each cable customer, and maybe add 20 or 30% to it.
They’ll get away with it, because HBO is not considered an evil cable company or provider. “HBO’s got the content! Yeah, HBO? We love HBO! That’s where we get all our sex, and that’s where we get all the gay-lesbian stuff, and that’s where get all the drama. That’s Game of Thrones! Yeah, man. Let me on have it my phone or my iPad. I don’t want to have to have cable for it.” Fine. They’re gonna charge you for it.
And every one of these providers, every one of these content providers that cuts the cord out of cable, out of satellite, they’re gonna charge, and you’re gonna end up paying more for all these services you want than you do combined in your cable package. But they’re not thinking this far ahead because right now they’re being made satisfied and happy. The idea that Obama is gonna cut these providers and these cell companies and these telecoms down to size finally is just like back in our younger days, folks.
They were gonna get even with Big Oil. Yes siree, they were gonna get even with Big Tobacco! “Yeah, man, they’re gonna get punished. They’re gonna have their hats handed to ‘em. Right on!” It never works out the way it’s planned. Social justice. It’s social justice, making it worse for everybody under the guise of equality or fairness or what have you. Mark my words. Here it is February 24, 2015: That’s what’s going to happen. And you know something else? For wealthy people, it isn’t gonna change.
They’re gonna be able to pay whatever they want to get the same service they’ve got now or even better, and there will be people that will bring it for ‘em. There always will be. No matter what Obama does, no matter how much he regulates, no matter how much he tries, the wealthy are still gonna be able to get whatever download speeds they want. They’re gonna be able to get whatever services and content-provider service they want.
They have the ability to pay for it, and as long as they’ve got the ability to pay for it, there’s gonna be somebody to provide it. So the rich are not gonna get shafted, the rich are not gonna get stung, the rich are not gonna get punished. It’s just service for most everybody else is going to deteriorate, under the guise of making it equal for everybody — and “neutral.” Yes, net neutrality! Now, these two guys…
Ajit Pai, FCC commissioner, is one of the Republican members, and Lee Goodman of the FEC. They warned, they said, “Internet freedom works. It is difficult to imagine where we would be today had the government micromanaged the Internet for the past two decades as it does Amtrak and the US Postal Service.” They gonna turn the Internet into a utility, folks, licensed utilities. Next, they wrote this: “They don’t need to shift control of the Internet to bureaucracies in Washington.
“Let’s leave the power where it belongs: With the American people. When it comes to Americans’ ability to access online content or offer political speech online, there isn’t anything broken for the government to fix. To paraphrase President Ronald Reagan: ‘Internet regulation isn’t the solution to a problem. Internet regulation is the problem.'” All well and good, but I thought the era of Reagan was over. Isn’t that what a lot of Republicans have been telling us for a couple of years or longer?
“Yeah, the era of Reagan is over! That’s old-fashioned. Those are old days. Reaganism doesn’t apply to the modern era,” and yet it always does. They are right: Internet regulation is not the solution to a problem; internet regulation’s gonna become problem. Michael Powell, former commissioner at the FCC (Republican, obviously) was on Squawk Box on CNBC today, and one of the cohosts, Andrew Ross Sorkin, asked him a question.
Sorkin said, “One of the things we’ve all talked about is what an appeal looks like and how long it takes and what that does to investment during that period. Now, we heard from the CEO of AT&T who says that he plans to pull back. Can you speak to that broadly from all of your constituents that you’ve been talking…” This is assuming that net neutrality becomes law of the land and that there are then lawsuits, appeals, to try to stop it. Michael Powell answers that question.
POWELL: Litigation with FCC appeals is a pretty long, drawn-out process. I would predict that it’s at least two and up to five years before the rules are fully and finally settled. The original classification decision went all the way to the Supreme Court and took a good 3-1/2, four years. They’ve understood the law for 15 years, and suddenly that’s gonna be radically transformed to a new style of regulation, which is gonna prompt a whole myriad of questions that are gonna await answers, and I think that’s gonna have an impact on investment choices.
RUSH: See, they’re talking about what’s gonna happen with the investments of people buying stock in the providers. That’s not what interests me about that the CNBC. But what interests me in this is once they put it in there, you’re not gonna unravel it, and if it takes two to five years for an appeal to be heard, you’re not gonna unravel anything just like you’re not gonna unravel amnesty once it starts. This is what Obama knows.
It’s gonna be total chaos. He doesn’t care!
Health care is total chaos. He doesn’t care. The bottom line is, he runs it. So then the next question came to Joe Kernen who said, “Well, when the adults in the room finally speak up and the FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, sees what the end result’s gonna be, won’t he say, ‘Maybe I need to rethink this?’ Is it too late for that or are we just gonna go headlong into it?” The vote’s Thursday, Kernen saying, “Wait a minute! The FCC commissioner might wake up all of a sudden and see how bad this is,” and this is what Powell says to that.
POWELL: I think they’re locked and loaded and it’s too late that they’re gonna turn back. They’re gonna vote on Thursday, and when you talk about the moments of shock, I think watching the president of the United States come on a YouTube video and direct the FCC to adopt a very specific regulatory result, I think that was shocking.
RUSH: Why? Why was that shocking? To see Obama try to take control of something, why in the world is that shocking? Why shouldn’t that be accompanied by now? Why is it shocking that Obama would do a YouTube video aimed at the very young people we’re talking about, demanding that the FCC immediately take over the regulation of the Internet? He doesn’t have the authority to do that, just like he doesn’t have the authority to grant blanket amnesty or any of this stuff.
We have a breaking investigative story that we’re going to release next week.
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New Edition of Homeland Security’s “Risk Lexicon”
A DHS report defines 123 terms related to homeland security strategies, programs, efforts and activities. The new document, which updates the original lexicon released in September 2008, includes 50 new terms and definitions and updated definitions for 23 original terms from the 2008 edition.
“Developing terms, definitions, extended definitions, annotations, and examples is accomplished through a RSC working group known as the Risk Lexicon Working Group, which is open to all Department of Homeland Security Components,” according to theGovMonitor.com. “Definitions are validated against glossaries used by other countries and professional associations.”
The aim of the lexicon is: to promulgate a common language; improve communications for the department and its partners; facilitate the clear exchange of structured and unstructured data; and garner credibility “by providing consistency and clear understanding with regard to the usage of terms by the risk community.”
To read the article and get a link to the lexicon, click here:
Muslim Gangs Continue To Terrorize 55 Neighborhoods, Police Powerless – Not just Sweden but all Europe and America!
The situation in the gang-controlled no-go zones of Sweden is deteriorating rapidly. Following the police report conceding the areas to the primarily Muslim immigrant gangs, the Swedish ambulance union is now demanding military grade protection gear to enter the no-go zones.
There have been a number of violent incidents lately, where thugs attack ambulances responding to calls in the zones. Thugs have slashed the tires of the ambulances, smashed their windshields and hurled large rocks from overpasses, while the paramedics themselves are subjected to both armed and unarmed physical violence on a regular basis. The situation has become so dire that the ambulance union now demands dramatically improved protection for its members. (RELATED: Swedish Police Release Extensive Report Detailing Control Of 55 ‘No-Go Zones’ By Muslim Criminal Gangs)
Iraqi local officials in Iraq’s town of al-Baghdadi have warned of another ISIS mass burning massacre. The terror organization surrounded a compound several days ago that houses more than 1000 families and burned 45 people alive.
“ISIS has killed more than 150 people from al-Obaid tribe…some of them were burned alive and some were beheaded…they were policemen…some of them fought against ISIS before,” said sheikh Mal Allah al-Obaidi, the head of the local council in the al-Baghdadi.
An Iraqi air base is located next to al-Baghdadi. More than 300 US military service members are providing training, and coordinating US air raids there. As the US military official at the central command announced that the US will train 12 Iraqi brigades to start an Iraqi operation to liberate the northern city of Mosul in April or May, reports emerged suggesting US Marines will conduct a limited operation in the border area between Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to strike ISIS jihadists who control the border area.
“US forces have landed in al-Habbaniya air base,” said Saadon Shehan, a blogger from al-Ramadi, the provincial capital of al-Anbar province in western Iraq.
The target of the Marines supposed operation is to cut a major funding source to ISIS by ending its control of the border area. It is estimated that ISIS makes $150,000 daily by collecting money from travelers using the Iraqi – Jordanian highway.
The town of al-Baghdadi has been surrounded by ISIS for eight months, which launched numerous unsuccessful attacks to capture it. Finally a series of attacks carried out by suicide bombers in the town a week ago gave ISIS control of a major part of the city, including the residential compound.
Three Short Sentences:
These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:
1.) We are advised NOT to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge
ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works. And here’s another one worth considering.
2.) Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group worked for their money, but the second didn’t. Think about it… Last but not least;
3.) Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping payments to illegal aliens such as monthly payments for each child, money for housing, Food Stamps, free education including college and also the right to vote?
Am I the only one missing something here?
If not, pass this along. Everyone should see it.
Updated: Saturday, February 21 2015, 12:52 PM EST
Traverse City, Mich. (AP) — For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast frozen plain.
The federal Great Lakes research laboratory in Ann Arbor reports Friday that nearly 81 percent of the five lakes’ surface area is ice-covered. On Thursday, the ice cover exceeded 85 percent.
The lab’s George Leshkevich says the small drop-off probably happened because winds broke apart some ice, creating open spots.
Still, satellite imagery shows this year’s ice cover has grown rapidly, nearly doubling over the past couple of weeks.
Records show the lakes’ most widespread freeze was 94.7 percent in 1979. The ice cover topped out at 92.2 percent last March.
Coast Guard spokesman Lorne Thomas in Cleveland says another difficult season is in store for icebreaking vessels.
Updated: Saturday, February 21 2015, 01:26 PM EST
Minneapolis (AP) — Authoritiesi say a Minneapolis police officer has been shot and wounded in what appears to have been a targeted attack.
Police say two officers were standing by their marked squad car after having handling a burglary call early today when someone shot one of them. The wounded officer’s partner drove him to a hospital, where he’s listed in satisfactory
Police are searching the area but no one is in custody.
In a news release, Mayor Betsy Hodges called the shooting a “cowardly act.”
We have a breaking investigative sto
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST
Tracking Liberal Media Bias Since 1996
Silver Laundered his Money in Buffalo
DHS Reveals Citizens Who Love Constitution More Dangerous Than ISIS – February 20, 2015 by Steven Ahle
Just after the close of Obama’s summit on extremism, the DHS released it’s report on extremism. Nowhere in the document does it mention ISIS ,Al Qaeda or any other extremist terror organization. Their determination? Sovereign citizens.
On April 5th of 2013, I broke a national story about the DHS targeting Christians and sovereign citizens. The DHS was paying for a program whereby state police would train local law enforcement how to spot Christian and sovereign citizen terrorists. Glenn Beck read my story and began investigating to find out if I was on the level or just another tinfoil hatted maniac. He found out that not only did I have my facts right, but that I even produced a witness who sat in on the training. He was shocked and read my article on his program. (Fast forward to 4:40)
Joe Newby, a good friend and a reporter for the Examiner, called the DHS and he was referred to a statement put out by the department in an effort to discredit my investigation:
“The training referenced in the Undersheriff’s letter was not done in coordination with DHS and no DHS training materials were part of the prepared presentation,” the Homeland Security release read. “DHS provides law enforcement around the country with access to training that focuses on the behaviors and indicators of violent behavior, regardless of the ideology that may motivate it.”
I was unable to talk to the trainer, Trooper Joe Kluczynski, because he left his job with the Colorado State Police. He had gotten himself a new job….working for the DHS. They refused to make him available for interviews. What a shock, huh?
However, I had something even better than an interview with someone that was bound to lie. I had found a previously classified document from the DHS, sent to law enforcement across the country:
Why does the government consider this grandmother public enemy No. 1? Religious Persecution in America
By Todd Starnes
Published February 19, 2015 http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/02/19/why-does-government-consider-this-grandmother-public-enemy-no-1/
Meet Barronelle Stutzman — who is being treated as Washington State’s Public Enemy No. 1.
Stutzman is a grandmother, a devout Southern Baptist and the owner of a small flower shop. The 70-year-old Christian is also opposed to gay marriage — a religious belief that could cost Stutzman her business, her life-savings and even her home.
A Washington judge ruled Feb. 18 that Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, violated the law when she refused to provide flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding.
“If you disagree with the state – then you’re out of business,” she told me in an exclusive interview. “As a business owner, it’s really frightening that they can rule that everything I have will be lost because of my disagreement with a stand.”
Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom found Stutzman had violated the state consumer protection and anti-discrimination law. He rejected arguments that her actions were protected by her freedom of speech and religion.
The Seattle Times reported that Judge Ekstrom determined that “while religious beliefs are protected by the First Amendment, actions based on those beliefs aren’t necessarily protected.”
So it’s okay to believe in God – so long as you don’t follow the tenets of your faith?
“For over 135 years, the Supreme Court has held that laws may prohibit religiously motivated action, as opposed to belief,” Ekstrom wrote in remarks reported by The Times. “The Courts have confirmed the power of the Legislative Branch to prohibit conduct it deems discriminatory, even where the motivation for that conduct is grounded in religious belief.”
Kristen Waggoner, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, called the ruling “terrifying.”
“A government that can force you to say something and express a message that is so deeply contrary to your core beliefs is terrifying,” Waggoner told me. “We are entering a whole new realm when we force people to express themselves and use their heart, their head and their hands to create something that violates who they are.”
Waggoner accused Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson of being on a personal crusade to destroy the elderly grandmother.
“He’s using the full power of his office to personally and professionally destroy her,” she said. “He’s trying to send a message — you better shut up if you disagree or you are going to lose everything you own.”
Waggoner is referring to the Attorney General’s decision to seek legal fees and penalties not only against Arlene’s Flower shop – but also Stutzman personally.
The law allows for penalties of up to $2,000 per violation — and Waggoner said the flower shop has been inundated with requests to provide flowers to gay weddings. Each one of those requests would be a violation, she said.
“Every time someone comes in you get tagged with a $2,000 fine,” she said. “They’re setting her up.”
And should they lose the appeal, there’s a very real chance Stutzman could lose her home.
“The killer part is the attorneys fees and the court costs,” Waggoner said. “She is liable to the state and the American Civil Liberties Union.”
She estimated the costs of an appeal reaching well into seven figures.
A spokesman for the Attorney General’s office told The Seattle Times they anticipated going after both Stutzman and her business.
“The law is clear: if you choose to provide a service to couples of the opposite sex, you must provide the same service to same-sex couples,” the attorney general said in a prepared statement.
Stutzman told me she has no plans to renounce her faith or her religious beliefs – no matter what the state may do.
“There’s the ACLU’s side and the Attorney General’s side and then there’s God’s side,” she said. “Which side would you like to be on?”
Stutzman’s run-in with the government came about after what she thought was an innocent conversation with longtime customer Robert Ingersoll back in 2013.
Robert Ingersoll asked her to provide flowers for his upcoming wedding to Curt Freed.
“He came in and we were just chit chatting and he said that he was going to get married,” Stutzman recalled in court documents. “And I just put my hands on his and told him because of my relationship with Jesus Christ I couldn’t do that, couldn’t do his wedding.”
That led to a lawsuit — pitting the state of Washington along with the gay couple against Stutzman.
The legal battle has also served as a real life lesson for her 23 grandchildren. She hopes they learn that it’s important to stand up for their convictions.
“Don’t let someone bully you into doing what they want you to do if it’s against your convictions,” she said.
Waggoner said her client has been graceful under a barrage of hateful attacks.
“It’s all about name calling and bullying and shaming people into shutting up,” she said.
Remember when our elected leaders told us that same-sex marriage would not impact anyone? Remember how we were told to live and let live?
“We were sold a lie,” Waggoner told me. “It’s clear same-sex marriage does affect us. It’s depriving people of their freedom — of their God-given freedoms.”
And as Barronelle Stutzman, of Richland, Wash., learned — woe be to any Christian business owner who refuses to participate in a same-sex wedding.
“It’s me today,” Stutzman said. “I’m just a little grain of sand — but it’s you tomorrow.”
Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. Sign up for his American Dispatch newsletter, be sure to join his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter. His latest book is “God Less America.”
Originally posted on tomfernandez28's Blog:
Students banned from chanting at all sporting events
High school students from Idalou, Texas were accused of racism Tuesday after chanting “USA!” at a girls’ basketball game in nearby Slaton.
Fans of the Idalou Wildcats, who reportedly began the chant after the Slaton Tigers were defeated, were labeled racist due to Slaton school district’s large Hispanic population.
Speaking with Fox 34 News, Slaton Superintendent Julee Becker argued that the chant was used in a divisive and offensive manner.
“The chant USA should be for all of us, it should be inclusive,” Becker said. “We are making other people aware of what that behavior by just a few, what impact it had on us, us as a tiger nation and family.”
Idalou Superintendent Jim Waller immediately responded to the accusation with a written and verbal apology, ordering his district to discontinue all chanting due to the “perception it creates.”
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by Katie McGuire
Well, even the Muslims declare that the President is heavily involved in the Muslim Brotherhood. Not that anyone should be surprised by that..but still, its a bit creepy to see the President on the front page of a Eqyptian newspaper:
Tweets from the Director of Research at the Brookings Center in Doha, Qatar revealed disturbing accusations regarding the Obama family and the president’s life in Indonesia.
“Newspaper also claims that son of MB leader threatened Obama w- release of ‘papers’ revealing his MB membership,” Shadi Hamid writes, via Al Jazeera.
The newspaper not only accuses Obama of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but it also claims that the president’s half-brother Malik is an al-Qaeda activist.
Jonathan Spyer, senior researcher at the Global Research in International Affairs Center, told TheBlaze that the Egyptian newspaper Al-Wafd alleges that Barack Obama originally embraced the Muslim Brotherhood while living…
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Why Muslims and Non-Muslims Cannot Reform Islam
The other day a colleague of mine named Martel Sobieskey, alerted me to YouTube video of the recent Frank Gaffney “lead” Defeat Jihad Summit. Just as in the past, Team Gaffney has no real long-term answers in winning this war. In fact this time Frank truly showed just how uninformed he is on Islam itself, and his straight out fear of naming Islam itself as the enemy
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NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on three charges after being arrested in a federal bribery case last month.
Silver was indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Manhattan federal court. The charges are honest services mail fraud, honest services wire fraud and extortion under the color of his official duties.
Lawyers Joel Cohen and Steven Molo say they will “fight for his total vindication.” Silver has said he is confident it will come.
Silver had led the Assembly for over 20 years when he was arrested. Prosecutors said he had collected nearly $4 million in bribes and kickbacks since 2002 and disguised the proceeds as legitimate income.
The Democrat has since resigned as speaker but has said he intends to keep his Assembly seat.
Scientist Fired After Soft Tissue Found On Dinosaur Fossil… Finding Undermines Belief Behemoths Roamed Earth 60 million Years Ago
Finding undermines belief behemoths roamed earth 60 million years ago
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Attorneys for a California State University, Northridge scientist who was terminated from his job after discovering soft tissue on a triceratops fossil have filed a lawsuit against the university.
While at the Hell Creek Formation excavation site in Montana, researcher Mark Armitage discovered what he believed to be the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed at the site, according to attorney Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute.
Upon examination of the horn under a high-powered microscope back at CSUN, Dacus says Armitage was “fascinated” to find soft tissue on the sample – a discovery Bacus said stunned members of the school’s biology department and even some students “because it indicates that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago.”
He must have been confused. After all, Islam is a religion of peace. Muslim Terrance Lavaron Thomas Detroit . . .
MEMRI: Hamas Al-Aqsa TV News Chief: During Recent Gaza War, Rockets Were Fired From Lebanon By Hamas’s Military Wing Al-Qassam Brigades
MEMRI: ISIS Recruitment Campaign On Twitter: Immigrate To Libya And Guarantee Your Place In The Gateway Of The Conquest Of Rome