Friday, April 30, 2010

Flahback 2009 MIAC Report

Libertarian



Special thanks to skepticaleye cause that's were I stole this video.

Why do we give Israel so Much Money?


President Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposes $53.8 billion for appropriated international affairs' programs. From that budget, $5.7 billion is appropriated for foreign military financing, military education, and peacekeeping operations.

From that $5.7 billion, $2.8 billion, almost 50% is appropriated for Israel.[30] Israel also has available roughly $3 billion of conditional loan guarantees, with additional funds coming available if Israel meets conditions negotiated at the U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG).


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Special Weapons Attack Teams to be Sent to Investigate Oil Rigs in Gulf

Rita Cosby Interviews Raj about Border Security.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

S 510 is hissing in the grass


Hat Tip Raw Earth Living

By Steve Green~Food Freedom

S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.

“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.” ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower

It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food.

Monsanto says it has no interest in the bill and would not benefit from it, but Monsanto’s Michael Taylor who gave us rBGH and unregulated genetically modified (GM) organisms, appears to have designed it and is waiting as an appointed Food Czar to the FDA (a position unapproved by Congress) to administer the agency it would create — without judicial review — if it passes. S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming.
History

In the 1990s, Bill Clinton introduced HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points) purportedly to deal with contamination in the meat industry. Clinton’s HACCP delighted the offending corporate (World Trade Organization “WTO”) meat packers since it allowed them to inspect themselves, eliminated thousands of local food processors (with no history of contamination), and centralized meat into their control. Monsanto promoted HACCP.

In 2008, Hillary Clinton, urged a powerful centralized food safety agency as part of her campaign for president. Her advisor was Mark Penn, CEO of Burson Marsteller*, a giant PR firm representing Monsanto. Clinton lost, but Clinton friends such as Rosa DeLauro, whose husband’s firm lists Monsanto as a progressive client and globalization as an area of expertise, introduced early versions of S 510.
S 510 fails on moral, social, economic, political, constitutional, and human survival grounds.

1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, in the event of contamination or an ill-defined emergency. It resembles the Kissinger Plan.

2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security. It would end the Uruguay Round Agreement Act of 1994, which put US sovereignty and US law under perfect protection. Instead, S 510 says:

COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.

Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.

3. It would allow the government, under Maritime Law, to define the introduction of any food into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling into “the United States.” Since under that law, the US is a corporate entity and not a location, “entry of food into the US” covers food produced anywhere within the land mass of this country and “entering into” it by virtue of being produced.

4. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food. It allows the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the WTO to take control of every food on earth and remove access to natural food supplements. Its bizarre history and its expected impact in limiting access to adequate nutrition (while mandating GM food, GM animals, pesticides, hormones, irradiation of food, etc.) threatens all safe and organic food and health itself, since the world knows now it needs vitamins to survive, not just to treat illnesses.

5. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security. See Seeds – How to criminalize them, for more details.

6. It includes NAIS, an animal traceability program that threatens all small farmers and ranchers raising animals. The UN is participating through the WHO, FAO, WTO, and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in allowing mass slaughter of even heritage breeds of animals and without proof of disease. Biodiversity in farm animals is being wiped out to substitute genetically engineered animals on which corporations hold patents. Animal diseases can be falsely declared. S 510 includes the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), despite its corrupt involvement in the H1N1 scandal, which is now said to have been concocted by the corporations.

7. It extends a failed and destructive HACCP to all food, thus threatening to do to all local food production and farming what HACCP did to meat production – put it in corporate hands and worsen food safety.

8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy. It takes agriculture and food, which are the cornerstone of all economies, out of the hands of the citizenry, and puts them under the total control of multinational corporations influencing the UN, WHO, FAO and WTO, with HHS, and CDC, acting as agents, with Homeland Security as the enforcer. The chance to rebuild the economy based on farming, ranching, gardens, food production, natural health, and all the jobs, tools and connected occupations would be eliminated.

9. It would allow the government to mandate antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse waste, pesticides and GMOs. This would industrialize every farm in the US, eliminate local organic farming, greatly increase global warming from increased use of oil-based products and long-distance delivery of foods, and make food even more unsafe. The five items listed — the Five Pillars of Food Safety — are precisely the items in the food supply which are the primary source of its danger.

10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state power and control. The bill postpones defining all the regulations to be imposed; postpones defining crimes to be punished, postpones defining penalties to be applied. It removes fundamental constitutional protections from all citizens in the country, making them subject to a corporate tribunal with unlimited power and penalties, and without judicial review. It is (similar to C-6 in Canada) the end of Rule of Law in the US.

PG

Field Trip to my Mind

Drop your beliefs, for just a moment.
Welcome to my mind.
(Be careful, it's dark in here.)
No denial allowed.
You KNOW that 9/11 was staged, you know that the Oklahoma City bombing was staged by the government. You know that the Underwear bomber was stopped by security but was then allowed to board the plane with the help of the FBI. You Know that the military has been training to take weapons away from Americans, like they did in New Orleans. You strongly believe that the government is soon to stage another terrorist attack, maybe even nuclear in nature. You believe that this time instead of blaming a foreign country, Americans will be blamed. You know that there are extremely powerful people that are for a global government and couldn't care less about the American Constitution or the American people.
Ok, you may now leave my mind. (Watch your step.)

I use to enjoy debating people on political issues but now I feel like it's too late for that. I feel like all that I can do is to continue to try to warn people about the evil things that are going on. "I told you so!" Will be a hollow victory if I'm correct in my beliefs. Besides, the free internet will probably be shut down by then.
Believe me, I hope I'm wrong. You guys can tell me "I told you so!" all day long without offending me if I am wrong. I don't have an exact time frame for all of this, but I do know it's later than you think.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coincidence? Graham Withdraws Support For Dem Legislation A Week After Blackmail Charge


Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Lindsey Graham has withdrawn his support for both the Democrat’s pro-amnesty immigration bill and cap and trade legislation just a week after ALIPAC Chairman Gheen gave a speech in which he demanded that Graham come clean on the fact that he is being blackmailed over his homosexuality.

Graham has staunchly pushed Democratic legislation that is completely at odds with the wishes of his South Carolina constituency, including cap and trade and immigration reform, while also displaying open hostility towards the Tea Party movement at several public events.

“When you have a U.S. Senator from such a conservative state like South Carolina working hand in hand with Obama and New York liberals like Senator Chuck Schumer to pass an Amnesty bill for illegal aliens, there is something very wrong,” Gheen told a Tea Party crowd last week. “After today’s national broadcasts, the American public will know what the DC insiders know and that was my goal.”

Gheen’s speech went viral on You Tube and prompted a national debate about how many Congress members, given the fact that they have a record low approval rating of around 10 per cent, are being blackmailed into supporting policies which the vast majority of Americans oppose.

Little over a week after Gheen’s speech, Senator Graham has now vehemently withdrawn his support for both cap and trade legislation, which he was pushing with Democrats Joe Lieberman and John Kerry, as well as an immigration reform bill that would legalize the millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S.

“Sen. Lindsey Graham, the sole Republican working on a bill to legalize illegal immigrants, in effect put the bill on the shelf on Tuesday, saying that a debate now would destroy any prospects for passage and that the issue needs to wait until 2012,” reports the Washington Times.

  • “The remarks likely signal the end of any serious chance for broad immigration legislation to pass this year, since Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, was the best hope for a partnership with President Obama and Democrats who want to write a bill,” states the article.

    Likewise, Graham’s sudden decision to walk away from the climate bill caused Kerry and Lieberman to postpone a planned unveiling of the legislation on Monday.

    “Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who is crafting the bill with Graham and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), announced what he called a temporary postponement and said he remained committed to action this year on a sweeping climate and energy measure,” reports the Hill.

    Graham’s public reason for abandoning both bills is his apparent displeasure at the fact that Democrats wanted to ram through the amnesty program first, at the cost of putting cap and trade on the back burner.

    However, given the massive attention garnered by Gheen’s charge that Graham was being blackmailed into supporting unpopular legislation so as to keep his homosexuality under wraps, this is a far likelier explanation for Graham’s reversal. Now that Graham’s alleged homosexuality is an open secret, any potential damage to the Senator’s political career by having the rumor confirmed would be much lighter than it would have been before Gheen made the speech.

    With Graham unable to be voted out of office until 2014, he has four years for the controversy to subside and the story to disappear. It appears as if Gheen has done Graham a favor by getting the secret out now. If Graham persists with his sudden change of heart and continues to hold back support for policies that are anathema to the desires of his South Carolina electorate, then Gheen’s speech has had a positive impact.


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I wondered why Graham was so pro-New World Order in the legislation that he supported. Now I have my answer. Looks very much like the person or group that was blackmailing him was New World Order. Next question: How many other legislators are being blackmailed to vote certain ways when key global legislation is before them?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Has Noah's Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop?

FOXNews.com

The remains of Noah's Ark have been discovered 13,000 feet up a Turkish mountain -- according to a sensational claim by evangelical explorers.



A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say wooden remains they have discovered on Mount Ararat
in eastern Turkey are the remains of Noah's Ark.

The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt. Ararat has long been suspected as the final resting place of the craft by evangelicals and literalists hoping to validate biblical stories.

Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah's Ark Ministries International research team that made the discovery, said: "It's not 100 percent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it."

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/27/noahs-ark-found-turkey-arafat/

Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA

H1N1 swine flu hoax falls apart at the seams

Mike Adams
Natural News
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The great swine flu hoax of 2009 is now falling apart at the seams as one country after another unloads hundreds of millions of doses of unused swine flu vaccines. No informed person wants the injection anymore, and the entire fear-based campaign to promote the vaccines has now been exposed as outright quackery and propaganda.

Even doctors are now calling the pandemic a complete hoax. As reported on FoxNews, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a leading health authority in Europe, says that drug companies “organized a ‘campaign of panic’ to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic. He believes it is ‘one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,’ and he has called for an inquiry.” (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933…)

H1N1 swine flu was never dangerous, and it never should have been escalated to a level-six pandemic in the first place. It was all a big marketing scam whose purpose was to simply sell vaccines. (And the CDC and WHO were in on it…)

And it worked! Big Pharma made out with billions of dollars in profits for a useless vaccine that’s now being dumped by the truck load. These vaccines were, of course, paid for with taxpayer dollars, making the Great Swine Flu Hoax of 2009 nothing more than an elaborate financial scam whose goal was to transfer wealth from the People to the shareholders of Big Pharma.

In just the fourth quarter of 2009, GlaxoSmithKline shipped $1.4 billion worth of vaccines. (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS…)

That’s $1.4 billion worth of taxpayer dollars, by the way. Dollars that could have been spent on nutrition or real health education. $1.4 billion worth of free vitamin D supplements would have done far more to protect public health than vaccines could ever hope to accomplish.
A bailout for Big Pharma

Wall Street hucksters have nothing on Big Pharma, the CDC and the WHO, all of which conspired to mislead the public and generate irrational fear in order to make money selling people vaccine shots they never needed in the first place.

The drug companies raked in billions of dollars in revenues while providing a product that offered absolutely no net reduction in mortality. In fact, as the long-term side effects of the vaccines remain unknown, it could turn out that the vaccines actually result in a net increase in mortality.



IW

Brady Campaign Report Card

48 states got "F"s for not having enough gun control.

California got the highest score, because that state has a bunch of gun control.

California's murder rate is, however, 10% higher than the rest of the country.

California's violent crime rate is 13% higher than the rest of the country.

Utah received the first ever zero on their report card, for not having enough gun control.

Utah's murder rate is 76% lower than California.

Utah's violent crime rate is 56% lower than California.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens

BBC
April 25, 2010

Aliens almost certainly exist but humans should avoid making contact, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.

In a series for the Discovery Channel the renowned astrophysicist said it was "perfectly rational" to assume intelligent life exists elsewhere.

But he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.

"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said.

Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extra-terrestrials, humans should do everything possible to avoid contact.

He explained: "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."

bbc

Jenna Fischer & John C Reilly



Now Taking Applications

Dodd Bill Would Allow Fed To Hide Its Spending

Ryan Grim
Posted: April 22, 2010 05:26 PM


The Wall Street reform bill headed for a test vote on the Senate floor Monday night will allow the Federal Reserve to continue to pump trillions of dollars into major banks largely in secrecy, the co-author of House language that would open the central bank to an audit charged in a memo to the Senate.

"The Senate has a provision in its reform bill that purports to audit the Fed. But, it really doesn't do anything of the sort. I'm going to run down the details for you, and reprint the legislative language so you can read it yourself," writes Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.).

It would not allow the GAO to look into the Fed's massive purchase of toxic assets, its hundreds of billions in foreign currency swaps with other central banks or its open market operations, among other restrictions.

Grayson and co-author Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) passed legislation through the House that would allow the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the Federal Reserve and, after a delay, release the information to Congress. It was a remarkable victory, with a populist coalition beating back the combined lobbying efforts of the Treasury Department, the Fed and Wall Street banks.

The Senate has been more hostile territory for the Fed audit provision. Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) opposes the Grayson-Paul version, but allowed a much more restrictive audit proposal from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) into his bill.

Huffington Post

Why does it matter if Lindsey Graham is Gay? 6 Reasons


Support the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
Rated 0% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record.
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.
YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage
Bonus Reason - Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist.

ontheissues

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bombshell: Silverstein Wanted To Demolish Building 7 On 9/11

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, April 23, 2010

Preface from Alex Jones: To truly grasp the magnitude of this story, you really have to read the entire article. Immediately after the “pull it” controversy, debunkers claimed there was no plan to conduct a controlled demolition of the building. Now the fact that officials were considering blowing up the building is established, Silverstein’s consistent denial that this took place is a huge smoking gun. How did Silverstein expect to demolish the building safely when such a process takes weeks or even months to properly set up, even without the additional chaos surrounding WTC 7 on 9/11? This new revelation is astounding and it needs to be investigated immediately.

A Fox News hit piece against Jesse Ventura and the 9/11 truth movement written by former Washington D.C. prosecutor Jeffrey Scott Shapiro inadvertently reveals a shocking truth, that World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein, who collected nearly $500 million dollars in insurance as a result of the collapse of Building 7, a 47-story structure that was not hit by a plane but collapsed within seven seconds on September 11, was on the phone to his insurance carrier attempting to convince them that the building should be brought down via controlled demolition.

Story Continues

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Invisible Empire A New World Order Defined

Invisible Empire A New World Order Defined

Alzheimer's drugs cause brain damage and actually worsen memory loss

naturalnews

Kownacki Leaps

Murrah bombing survivor says feds involved in blast that killed 168 in '95

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RDR: Murrah bombing survivor says feds involved in blast that killed 168 in '95
By Andrew W. Griffin - April 19, 2010 11:37 AM

Red Dirt Report, editor

Posted: April 19, 2010
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OKLAHOMA CITY – While Oklahoma and the rest of the world respectfully remember the 168 people who died in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building here in Oklahoma City, one survivor of the April 19, 1995 blast, Jane Graham, wants her questions about what really happened that day answered once and for all.

Graham, a native of Chicago who was working for the HUD office on the ninth floor of the Murrah building that morning told Red Dirt Report that there were a lot of strange things going on in the weeks leading up to the bombing, things that she shared numerous times with federal agents, things she felt were ignored. This included the presence of maintenance workers she did not recognize, military people in the parking garage and more unusual activity.

But one of the key figures – the bomber himself – Timothy McVeigh, was spotted in the federal building on a number of occasions.

“It was a couple of weeks before the bombing. I had seen McVeigh in the building prior to the bombing, around the first week of April.”

McVeigh, Graham said, rode up in an elevator with her while she was heading to her office one morning.

“He was in military fatigues,” Graham told Red Dirt Report. “I looked at him and said ‘hi’ and he simply looked straight ahead. He got off on the sixth floor. I turned to someone else on the elevator and said, ‘Well, he’s certainly not very friendly.”

Another time, Graham said, he was in the elevator again and got off on the ninth floor, where the Secret Service and BATF offices were located.

Another unusual event, Graham recalled, was on Friday April 14, 1995. She said she parked in the Murrah parking garage and she noticed three men standing together on the south side of the parking area. One of the men was holding what looked like floor plans. She said at first she thought about the recent phone problems that had been plaguing the building and problems with gas fumes in the area.

“I watched them carefully,” Graham said. “They were standing behind a light green station wagon, like an old Country Squire wagon. It was filthy and I couldn’t see the plate on it.”

As she watched the three men, one of whom was wearing dark clothing and two wearing short sleeves and jeans, one of the men held a sack and “a roll of what appeared to be telephone wire.”

“They were watching me and I was watching them,” she said, noting that the tall man – “a good looking man,” as Graham described him – walked to the north side of the lot. She said she thought this man was Andreas Strassmeir, known as “Andy the German,” a German white supremacist linked with the bombing and the racist Elohim City compound out in Adair County.

Graham said the other two men “looked like military.” They had that military bearing, she said.

Fast-forward to the day before the bombing, Graham said she was running late to work and as she came downstairs she ran into two men in General Services Administration uniforms, one of whom was older and was asking the other man “how does this work?”

She did not recognize these men and thought their presence curious.

She also said she was approached by a man who identified himself as an "FBI agent”* who wanted to know about the men. She also said Trish Nix, one of the 168 victims, had allegedly asked Graham if she had “seen the bomb squad” outside, noting they were in the parking lot of the nearby Catholic Church.

“No, I haven’t seen them,” Graham said she responded. Graham said Nix then said, “I think they’re in the building.”

Graham said she went on to a Windows ’95 computer training meeting and that once she got settled is when all hell broke loose.

“Everybody beneath your desk, it’s an earthquake,” Graham said the class was told.

“I thought, ‘this is not an earthquake,’ Graham recalls thinking. “The next thing I knew, was a huge explosion. I felt the floor rise up underneath me. I looked up in the air and could see the roof suspended in the sky. Then there was black dust and it smelled like sulfur … a lady next to men and another men said ‘we’ve got to get out of here.’”

Disoriented, Graham said the smoke was thick and black. She managed to make her way out of the building, all the while thinking of the children in the day care center located in the building.

“I told someone, ‘The children in the day care, we’ve got to get them out.’” But Graham was told to keep on moving on out of the building and told to go to Robinson street.

Graham said the rest of the day she was in a daze. She was trying to get help and later get cleaned up because she felt as if she had fiberglass all over her body.

Graham said a post office employee, who worked at the post office across the street from the Murrah building, told her that “the bomb detail with dogs” had been patrolling the area near the building. However, this worker, Graham said, was warned not to talk about what she sad or she would lose her post office job.

One thing the postal worker told Graham is that McVeigh and “John Doe 2” had been in the post office.

Graham said that as a survivor and one with information, she wanted to help the investigators have as much information as possible. But as she shared her story, about the fatigue-wearing McVeigh figure, the mysterious men inside the Murrah building and in the parking garage, she was largely ignored if it did not follow the official story involving McVeigh and the Ryder truck bomb.

“I was stonewalled,” Graham said. “No one wanted me to draw a picture, take a look at a picture or describe him.”

Added a clearly frustrated Graham: “Never to this day did I hear from anyone.”

Graham said her co-workers who survived largely don’t want to believe the government was involved in the bombing.

Graham, meanwhile, has her strong suspicions about the government and their complicity. She said her father was the secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO labor organization in Chicago and when he was asked if he wanted to lead the group, he said he would have more influence controlling the funds.

“It’s all about power and control,” Graham said, adding, “This has nothing to do with a foreign government. I am utterly convinced the ATF and the FBI are involved in the bombing of that building.”

She said they will not admit complicity mainly because “they don’t want to open themselves up to a liability suit.”

*Correction: This originally read "CIA agent." The interview subject said it was a man who was an "FBI agent." Red Dirt Report regrets the error.

Copyright 2010 West Marie Media



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

OKC Bombing Government Involvement

If you never had any questions about the OKC bombing, watch this, you will.

World Trade Center Building 7 Falls to Ground for no Apparent Reason


I shouldn't be so harsh on people that believe the government's account of events that happened on 9/11. After all, I believed it at first. I was trying to think like someone who still believes. Just think what the headlines would have been that day if the planes didn't hit the towers.

"World Trade Center Building 7 Falls to Ground for no Apparent Reason"


Wow, that building just fell down!"

Then someone says "That building didn't just fall down!"

"It was already wired for demolition, because that takes at least a couple of weeks!"

"It was blown up on purpose!"

Then the media & government says "It just fell down."

"Anyone that says different is a conspiracy nut."

So, take away the planes on that day, and this is what happened.

The "conspiracy nut" is the only one with a sane theory.

The media & government says "It just fell down."

How can anybody believe it just fell down?

If you believe that it just fell down, please explain it to me.

U.S. Troops Apologize For Wikileaks Massacre Video

Two veterans of company shown in “Collateral Murder” footage say “video only begins to depict the suffering we have created”


Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, April 20, 2010

Two soldiers who were in the same company as the culprits featured in the infamous Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” video, which showed troops in Apache helicopters slaughtering Reuters cameramen and children while laughing about it, have apologized for the massacre while stating that the footage only begins to depict the suffering inflicted upon innocent Iraqis as a consequence of the occupation.

The Wikileaks video provoked an international firestorm earlier this month after it showed U.S. troops slaughtering over a dozen innocent people, including two Reuters employees and the father of two children who were trapped in a rescue vehicle that also came under fire.

The two children, Sajad Salah and his little sister Duaa Salah, survived but were badly wounded. One of the soldiers who wrote the letter of apology for the massacre, Ethan McCord, was the man who rescued the children from the van after his colleagues had finished bombarding it with gunfire, conscious of the fact that children were inside, while chuckling and making excuses for themselves.PP

Monday, April 19, 2010

4/20: Smoke Out The Globe


By Chris Goodwin, Cannabis Culture - Thursday, April 1 2010

CANNABIS CULTURE - Four-Twenty, or 4/20, or April 20th, is the world-recognized international day of celebration for the planet's estimated 250,000,000 members of the cannabis culture.

It's time to celebrate our cannabis culture! Share your thoughts, photos, videos, and stories about YOUR 4/20! Check out the Official 4/20 Thread in the CC Forums!

A LITTLE HISTORY

It is interesting that most of the official reports and rumors about the origins of 4/20 trace directly back to 'The Waldos' in San Rafael High School in 1971. 'The Waldos' have many items of date-documented evidence, some from the San Rafael Police department, proving that they would smoke cannabis at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20pm everyday. It passed from those high school students, into the 70's Grateful Dead culture where it spread all across the United States.

The students there may have been inspired by an older reference, like H.P. Lovecraft's mention of the time in the story "In the Walls of Eryx", in which a man exploring the planet Venus encounters a "mirage-plant" and begins to see "dancing lights" and "shimmering spectral scenery". After regaining his senses, he realizes it is 4:20.

Over 35 alternative stories, legends, rumors about the origins of 420 are known to circulate, including in the mainstream media, but the simple explanation above is most likely the correct history. Other purported sources for 4/20 are Bob Dylan's song Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35. 12 x 35 = 420. The song is more commonly known as Everybody Must Get Stoned. Written in 1965, it would be the oldest and most compelling of the competing 4/20 legends. Another is the song written by John Lennon for Tim Leary's aborted run for California Governor in 1969, Come Together, is 4 minutes, twenty seconds long.

By the early 1990's, 4:20pm was the toke of the day, with the cannabis siesta at 4:20am. In the late 1990's, spontaneous groups of 10's, dozens, and hundreds of people in cities around the world began a tradition.

The actual 4/20 day, as a celebration taking up all or various parts of the day, started in Vancouver in 1995. The HEMP BC store, Marc Emery's original hemp store in Vancouver, was staffed by Grateful Deadheads. Marc Emery recalls; "I remember my store manager Danna Rozek and an employee named Cindy Lassu came up to me in early April 1995, and said, 'Marc, can we have a 4/20 celebration on April 20th next door in Victory Park?' I responded, 'like, on 4:20 in the afternoon on April 20?' and they said, "No, like all day on April 20?" they replied. "What will we do all day?" I asked, and they said "Smoke pot all day and play music." I replied "We can't just smoke pot all day. That's decadent. No, you can't do it.". So rebuffed, Ms. Rosek then asked "Can we just go ahead and do it anyway even if you don't approve?". So I said yes and the staff organized the first April 20 celebration I ever heard of, at Victory Square/Park next door. 200 people came that April 20, 1995 and it was a lovely time, with music starting at 2.00 pm and going till 7 pm. In 1996, over 500 people came to Victory Park and smoked pot all day with the event starting at noon. It was decided that Victory Square was too small for the 1997 April 20th smoke-fest, so the traditional political rally location of the Vancouver Art Gallery, in downtown Vancouver's financial district, was the site of the 1997 4/20 celebration. Over 1,000 people attended the 1997 Vancouver 4/20 and was widely covered in media and the phenomonon began to spread to other locations across North America.

These days, if the weather is fine, tokers around the globe jam into their main city square, beginning in the early afternoon, finally climaxing with massive simultaneous smoke-outs at 4:20pm every April 20th!

4/20 2010

What's going on in the cannabis culture today near you?

Here is the Cannabis Culture 411 for 4/20:

Ganja get-togethers will be protesting the unjust prohibition of cannabis by proudly promoting and puffing in cities across Canada, the United States and the World.

The 4/20 smoke-outs are a series of cannabis rallies that will demonstrate, as they do every year, the impracticability of enforcing the current marijuana laws. Drug peace activists invite all herb enthusiasts to join them in defiant solidarity. Everyone is invited to publicly show their love of the weed and experience a taste of freedom by doobie demonstrating with activists in your area.

Many well-known tourist's traps have been targeted for toking in North America, from Toronto's Yonge and Dundas Square, to Denver's Civic Center Park, to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, all the way to Vancouver’s Art Gallery and many more…

If you have any Pot Pictures, Video or Stories from any of the Global 420 celebrations, please forward them to us at cannabisculture.com or POT.TV. Photos can be emailed to: jeremiah@cannabisculture.com

Don't forget to attent a separate event, the Global Marijuana March, 10 days after 4/20 in Toronto (Saturday May 1st 2010).



(Notice that Biblebelt is the only city in Oklahoma that is listed.)

Dates are Tuesday April 20th 2010, unless otherwise noted..

CANADA

Vancouver, British Columbia
Art Gallery, Downtown Vancouver
Celebration starts at 1 p.m., goes to 9.00 p.m.
FREE WEED and extra Prizes for Best Pot Plants and Pot Posters at 4:20
A SMOKE OUT - A 420 CELEBRATION

Victoria, British Columbia
City Hall/Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC

Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Meet & Greet
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Calgary City Hall:
800 Macleod Trail SE
Second annual 420 FilmFest
Submissions accepted from around the world!
More information http://www.420filmfest.org/

Regina, Saskatchewan
2:00pm-4:20pm
Victoria Park (Downtown Regina)
Free Herbal Aire Vaporizer for best sign,
with lots more prizes for other signs

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Legislative Building
Broadway and Osbourne
Noon - ?

Thunder Bay, Ontario
KUSH Loungue
Live music, competitions, and more!
Must be a Green Scene Productions membership to enter
Email greensceneproductions@gmail.com

Toronto, Ontario
SMOKEOUT hashmob.ca
Yonge & Dundas Square
Gather Near Q107
Protest starts at 2 p.m.
Cannabis Cannon Goes Off at 4:20
Yongesterdam, Toronto

Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Major's Hill Park
2:00pm - 5:00pm
and…
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
4:20pm

Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Ferguson Station
2:00 pm Smoke Out
Prizes at 4:20pm

Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls Hwy 420 & Victoria Ave. Parkette 2 p.m.
Smoke Out then March on Clifton Hill 3:15 p.m.

USA

Denver, Colorado
Smokeout - State Capital in Denver.
Location: Civic Center Park, (intersection of Colfax and Broadway)
The official "Smoke Out" is to occur at 4:20 in the afternoon,
but there will be tons of people hanging out and smoking in the park all day long.
RIP to Ken Gorman, the original organizer of the 4/20 smoke out event in Denver.

Boulder, Colorado
Boulder's Central Park
Corner Broadway & Canyon
Starting at Highnoon we will jam all day to peak at 4:20

Concord, New Hampshire
4:20 PM on April 20, 2010
On the steps of the State House.
116-130 U.S. 3
Concord, NH 03301

Keene, New Hampshire
Central Square,
right in downtown Keene.
Keene, NH 03431

Manchester, New Hampshire
Manchester: SOKE OUT 2pm
Veterans Park, right in downtown Manchester,
or Victory Park, near the N.H. Institute of Art.

Nashua, New Hampshire
Library Hill,
The intersection of Main Street and Amherst Street.

Boston, Massachusetts
April 20, 2010: Dan Gervais will start a long 420 walk, from Boston to Los Angeles. He calls it the War on Lies Walk. Waronlies.net
The Freedom Rally Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MASS CANN)
Location across the Common on the Carty Parade Field.

Long Island, New York
420 Party at Creek and the Cave
Location: Long Island City, NY
Event Site: www.thecreekandthecave.com
The party starts @ 4:20. Of course, drink specials.

Brooklyn, New York
Liberty Heights Tap Room
34 Van Dyke St. (corner Dwight St.)
Brooklyn, New York 11231
FREE SHOW!!

San Diego, California
Seedless Clothing 9th Annual 4/20 Party
Event Site: www.seedlessclothing.com
SeedLess Clothing lines Annual Party.....
C-ya there .... Think Green!!!!

Sherman Oaks, California
Faded Smoke Shop's Anniversary
& 4/20 Extraveganza
Huge Raffle
Refreshments and much more
14517 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Los Angeles, California
Sublime with Rome are back again!
The trio will be hitting the stage at The Palladium in Los Angeles, CA
SmokeOut@420

Oakland, California
Solano Patients' Group
Location: Oakland, CA
4:20pm-6:20pm
Oakland: Oaksterdam 420 Party!
Lakeside Park Garden

Fresno, California
4/20 Fest
CSUF NORML is hosting a 4/20 Informational
Rally/Concert at the Free Speech Area on the
campus of California State University, Fresno.
4:00pm - 11pm.

San Franciso, California
Haight and Ashbury
Let's put together the worlds largest 420 celebration ever.
http://www.420sanfrancisco.com

Hollywood, California
Craig X's smoke out
5150 Lankershim in No. Hollywood.
4:00pm

Dallas, Texas
The Green Reefer
Event Site: www.thegreenreefer.com
Location: Green Elephant - Dallas, TX
Event Time: 9PM
NORML 4/20 event party. The Green Reefer will have a vendor booth and enjoy music and drinks with the counterculture.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
OFFICIAL 4/20 PARTY in Sioux Falls
Event Site: www.myspace.com/thequakercitynighthawks
The Lava Lounge.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nevada NORML Presents Vegas 420 Music Fest
Event Site: http://nevadanorml.org/
The Ice House
Hosted by Puck of MTV's the Real World
4/20 & 21st @ the Ice House

Phoenix, Arizona
Campaign to Educate II
East Court Building
101 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Rain Baker
CAMP420 Meet Up Organizer
In front of the courthouse where Advocate Rex was tried and sentenced like a criminal.

Springfield, Missouri
Remmington's Downtown
Doors at 4:00pm, Show at 8 p.m.
NORML weed raffles and joint-rolling contests.

Biblebelt, Oklahoma
Out behind Sooner's House
Drinking Contest followed by
Wet Tee-Shirt Contest
Joint smoking contest


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Liberty Bell @ Independence Mall
Location: 501 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , PA 19106
2 Day march, peace vigil and smoke-in

Miami, Florida
Churchill's 420 Festival
5501 NE 2nd Ave
Music and Smoke
4/20 BBQ Smokeout at PS14 - Miami

WORLDWIDE

Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Members of Otago NORML and some students at Otago University meet every 4:20 under the Walnut tree on the Otago University Union Lawn to smoke cannabis in defiance of New Zealand's cannabis laws.

Auckland, New Zealand
The 420 group meets regularly at the Daktory
A cannabis dispensary and cannabis connoisseur's club located in the suburb of New Lynn, Waitakere City (incorporated in the Auckland metropolitan area), New Zealand.

Government Preparing To Stage Domestic Terror Attack

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, April 19, 2010

Bill Clinton, the Southern Poverty Law Center and almost the entire corporate media are not letting a good opportunity go to waste today – by dancing on the graves of 168 victims and exploiting the 15th anniversary of the false flag Oklahoma City Bombing to demonize their political enemies, the Internet, and anyone who dares to express dissent against the federal government.

The propaganda putsch coincides with FBI head Robert Mueller stating that right-wing extremist groups and anti-government militias now represent as big a terror threat as Al-Qaeda, as the whole apparatus of the war on terror is shifted to target Americans increasingly angry at the egregious corruption in government and the global economy as their standard of living plummets and their pension funds are under threat of seizure.

It also dovetails President Obama’s hyping last week of the threat posed by individuals acquiring nuclear weapons, a claim top nuclear experts like Henry Sokolski have derided as overstated and not based on any new intelligence.

Obama’s warning arrives shortly after FEMA was forced to scale back a simulated nuclear bomb attack by terrorists in Las Vegas that was set to involve 10,000 emergency responders, U.S. troops and officials in role playing exercises.

Former President Bill Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday that he is worried rising anger at the federal government could lead to another OKC bombing, implying that people who use the Internet to express dissent will be to blame for the violence.


Article ContinuesIW

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Climate Change Climate Change The number of skeptics is swelling everywhere

Steve Fielding recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming. When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation.

If you haven't heard of this politician, it's because he's a member of the Australian Senate. As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country's carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming.


[POTOMAC WATCH] Associated Press

Steve Fielding

Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as "deniers." The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.

In April, the Polish Academy of Sciences published a document challenging man-made global warming. In the Czech Republic, where President Vaclav Klaus remains a leading skeptic, today only 11% of the population believes humans play a role.
WallStreetJournal

What Idiot Regressive TEA Party Infiltrators Look Like

Feed your ADHD

Tea Party 48% Obama 44%

On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.

Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly feel closer to the Tea Party and most Democrats say that their views are more like Obama’s. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, 50% say they’re closer to the Tea Party while 38% side with the President. rasmussenreports

NLE 2010 NUCLEAR DETONATION IN A MAJOR CITY – likely CLARKE COUNTY, NEVADA

Tier One Interagency NLE (National Level Exercise) to take place just after 15 May 2010 – FEMA Regions 8 & 9 – including CA, AZ, GUAM, HI, NV, CNMI, RMI, FSM, American Samoa, CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY – where the scenario is a NUCLEAR DETONATION IN A MAJOR CITY – likely CLARKE COUNTY, NEVADA


Public Intelligence has received a request from FEMA to remove a “For Official Use Only” document regarding the National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10), which was scheduled for this coming May. The exercise was to be based on National Planning Scenario 1 which simulates a nuclear detonation in a U.S. city. However, recent political pressure has led to the exercise being “scaled back” according to the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and a variety of other publications. At the behest of Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), the exercise’s Nevada events have reportedly been canceled and the FEMA website now shows no mention of NLE 10.

9/11 was during a drill in the US.

7/7 was during a drill in the UK.

This may be a silly thought but maybe they were going to try to pull it off again on 5/15 but someone said "Hey the American people might be very gullible and believe whatever we tell them, but, come on!" "Not during another drill!"

infowars

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tulsa Burglar

Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42% support and Paul with 41% of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.rasmussenreports

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

False Flag Nuclear Terrorist Attack Already in the Works?

Alex Spillius in Washington
Published: 6:21AM BST 12 Apr 2010
telegraph.co.uk

Barack Obama, the US President, has warned that nuclear terrorism is the gravest threat to global security as he calls for action to keep nuclear-grade material out of the hands of extremists.

“This is something that could change the security landscape in this country and around the world for years to come."

"If there was ever a detonation in New York City, or London, or Johannesburg, the ramifications economically, politically and from a security perspective would be devastating.

Sounding a dire warning in advance of the summit, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, warned that a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb – smaller than the device dropped by the US on Hiroshima in 1945 – detonated in Times Square could kill a million people.

"Beyond the human cost, a nuclear terrorist attack would also touch off a tsunami of social and economic consequences across our country," she said.

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Bummer!
This goes right along with predictions that a nuclear weapon will be detonated in New York City, possibly in the second half of 2010. I'm starting to learn how the game is played. Before a false flag attack is carried out, the government hypes up dangers and kind of tips it's hand as to who will be blamed.
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"We know that organisations like al-Qaeda are in the process of trying to secure nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction, and would have no compunction at using them.”

Monday, April 12, 2010

Whistleblowers on US ‘massacre’ fear CIA stalkers


From The Sunday Times
April 11, 2010

Activists behind a website dedicated to revealing secret documents have complained of harassment by police and intelligence services as they prepare to release a video showing an American attack in which 97 civilians were killed in Afghanistan.

Julian Assange, one of the founders of Wikileaks, has claimed that a restaurant where the group met in Reykjavic, the capital of Iceland, came under surveillance in March and one of the group’s volunteers was detained for 21 hours by police.

Assange, an Australian, says he was followed on a flight from Reykjavik to Copenhagen by two American agents. The group has riled governments by publishing documents leaked by whistleblowers.

Last week it released the cockpit recording from an American Apache helicopter as it killed Iraqi civilians, including a Reuters photographer, in Baghdad in 2007. Assange claims surveillance has intensified as he and his colleagues prepare to put out their Afghan film.
timesonline

Leaked U.S. Document Calls For “Global Regime” To Tackle Climate Change

Says critics must be disarmed, all elements of Copenhagen Accord must be operationalised

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
Monday, April 12th, 2010
prisonplanet

A confidential U.S. government document obtained by the London Guardian highlights the ongoing agenda to create a structure of global governance in the name of combating climate change.

“Titled Strategic communications objectives and dated 11 March 2010, it outlines the key messages that the Obama administration wants to convey to its critics and to the world media in the run-up to the vital UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico in November.” The Guardian reports.

The newspaper says that the document (full text below) was “accidentally left on a European hotel computer” before it was passed to their editors.

The number one item on the itinerary is to “Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change.” (my emphasis)

The news comes on the back of revelations that rich countries have threatened to cut vital aid to developing nations if they do not back the deal agreed at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen last year.

Elsewhere, the leaked document pinpoints the need to continue “driving the climate change story” in the mainstream media, but also identifies the need to “disarm” critics and to bypass traditional media outlets to do so, focusing more on “new media”.

The document also highlights a need to “Create a clear understanding of the CA’s [Copenhagen accord's] standing and the importance of operationalising ALL elements.”

Although the final Copenhagen agreement was largely dismissed as a failure by both the mainstream media and climate skeptics, it established the framework for a global government which will control climate finances via taxes on CO2 emissions.

The latest leaked U.S. document calls for operationalising the elements of that framework.

The final text of the accord (PDF) states that funds obtained from climate financing will be controlled by a “governance structure,” and that a “High Level Panel” will be appointed to decide where the money will come from. In effect, this means that a UN-controlled structure of global governance will override the sovereignty of nation states in collecting and doling out funds obtained under the justification of climate change.

The agreement also gives the green light for carbon trading markets, which as we have documented are all owned by climate kingpins like Maurice Strong and Al Gore, to be more heavily financed and expanded.

Leaked UN documents uncovered in February also highlighted the need to establish a global governance structure in the name of combating climate change by 2012.

“Moving towards a green economy would also provide an opportunity to re-examine national and global governance structures and consider whether such structures allow the international community to respond to current and future environmental and development challenges and to capitalize on emerging opportunities,” the leaked white paper stated.

The paper outlined that the imposition of such “global governance structures” will be achieved with the help of “vast wealth transfers” from richer countries (in the form of carbon taxes levied on citizens) to poorer nations, amounting to no less than $45 trillion dollars.

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has not been shy in proclaiming the unfolding agenda for a global governance structure to override national parliaments on the issue of climate change.

In an October New York Times editorial entitled “We Can Do It,” Ki-moon wrote that efforts to impose restrictions on CO2 emissions “Must include an equitable global governance structure.”

He re-iterated those sentiments in December following the Copenhagen summit, telling the LA Times “We will establish a global governance structure to monitor and manage the implementation of this.”

Last year at a forum in Oxford, England, Al Gore also called for global governance in order to implement global agreements on climate change.

Globalists are persistent and they will continue hammering away until they get what they want, not because the environment is on the verge of collapse, but because their agenda for world government is stalling as more people find out the true agenda behind the global warming scam.

Meanwhile, anyone who suggests global governance is on the agenda is derided as a conspiracy theorist, despite such open announcements of this very intention.

Text of the leaked document:

Strategic communications objectives

1) Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change. This includes support for a symmetrical and legally binding treaty.

2) Manage expectations for Cancun – Without owning the message, advance the narrative that while a symmetrical legally binding treaty in Mexico is unlikely, solid progress can be made on the six or so main elements.

3) Create a clear understanding of the CA’s standing and the importance of operationalising ALL elements.

4) Build and maintain outside support for the administration’s commitment to meeting the climate and clean energy challenge despite an increasingly difficult political environment to pass legislation.

5) Deepen support and understanding from the developing world that advanced developing countries must be part of any meaningful solution to climate change including taking responsibilities under a legally binding treaty.

Media outreach

• Continue to conduct interviews with print, TV and radio outlets driving the climate change story.

• Increase use of off-the-record conversations.

• Strengthen presence in international media markets during trips abroad. Focus efforts on radio and television markets.

• Take greater advantage of new media opportunities such as podcasts to advance US position in the field bypassing traditional media outlets.

• Consider a series of policy speeches/public forums during trips abroad to make our case directly to the developing world.

Key outreach efforts

• Comprehensive and early outreach to policy makers, key stakeholders and validators is critical to broadening support for our positions in the coming year.

• Prior to the 9-11 April meeting in Bonn it would be good for Todd to meet with leading NGOs. This should come in the form of 1:1s and small group sessions.

• Larger group sessions, similar to the one held at CAP prior to Copenhagen, will be useful down the line, but more intimate meetings in the spring are essential to building the foundation of support. Or at the very least, disarming some of the harsher critics.

Kaczynski Often a Source of Tension Within E.U.



By JUDY DEMPSEY and DIANE CARDWELL
Published: April 10, 2010nytimes

Lech Kaczynski, who died Saturday in a plane crash in western Russia, rose from childhood fame as an actor to become president of Poland. He was 60.
Michal Cizek/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Lech Kaczynski


Half of an unusual tandem of power, Mr. Kaczynski was elected president in 2005 from the nationalist-conservative Law and Justice Party, led by his identical twin, Jaroslaw, whom he later appointed prime minister.

Swept into office as voters repudiated the group of former Communist officials who had dominated the country’s politics for much of the preceding decade, Mr. Kaczynski and his brother struggled at the top. They frequently put Poland on a collision course with its European Union partners and Russia, while polarizing voters at home with a shift to the right.

“His approach is to first destroy and then think about what to build,” Lech Walesa, hero of the Solidarity movement and former president, said in 2006 of Lech Kaczynski, who once served as Mr. Walesa’s national security chief.

Poland joined the European Union in 2004, but Mr. Kaczynski often preferred dealing with the United States.

As soon as Mr. Kaczynski took office in the presidential headquarters in the center of Warsaw, he forged close relations with Ukraine and Georgia, determined to bring them closer to NATO and eventually have them admitted to the American-led military organization.

His defense of those two countries often upset leading members of the European Union, especially Germany, which was concerned that an expanded NATO would make Russia feel threatened and lead to new East-West tensions. Mr. Kaczynski, however, believed passionately that a strong NATO would prevent Russia from reasserting its influence over Eastern and Central Europe.

Mr. Kaczynski was born on June 18, 1949, when Warsaw was in ruins. His suspicions of Russia and Germany had deep roots. His father, Rajmund, an engineer, and his mother, Jadwiga, who studied linguistics, had been active in the Polish resistance against the Nazis.

He and his brother — who could be told apart only by a mole on Lech’s left cheek — became famous at age 12 when they starred in a film version of “The Two Who Stole the Moon,” a beloved children’s story. They began their rise to political prominence in the underground Solidarity movement in the 1980s.

They were close, at first, to Mr. Walesa, but they fell out with his movement during the 1990s, claiming that the intellectuals, led by Adam Michnik, had made too many compromises with former Communists and the secret police. The brothers remained active in politics, with Lech Kaczynski serving as justice minister from 2000 to 2001 and gaining popularity by emphasizing his tough stance against crime.

He became mayor of Warsaw in 2002, and critics began to see his brand of nationalism — he and his brother wanted a complete break with the past by purging the civil service and the media of former Communists — as overzealous and provincial. But the twins were helped in their rise to power by an image of honesty in a country that had witnessed one corruption scandal after another for years.

Yet he was not reluctant to create tensions with Moscow or Berlin. Poland joined NATO in 1999, part of the first bloc of former Communist countries, along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, to join the alliance.

“It was obvious to us that this was the only tough security structure there was in the world, and that the membership of NATO would only mean benefits for Poland,” Mr. Kaczynski said in an interview last year.

He added that did not mean that Russia’s leaders had “abandoned their ideas to regain influence, like using natural resources, natural gas, as a weapon and trying to influence politicians.”

“Indeed,” he said, “back in the early 1990s, my impression was that Poland’s entry into NATO would finally resolve those questions. And here I must admit I was wrong.”

He lobbied hard for the United States to deploy part of its controversial shield against ballistic missiles in Poland, arguing that it would enhance Poland’s security against Russia. Those plans, supported by President George W. Bush, were scaled back by President Obama.

A devout Roman Catholic, Mr. Kaczynski was regarded as skeptical of the European Union while he fought to defend Poland’s sovereignty against Brussels and to protect its traditional, conservative values. In 2008, he argued against ratifying the union’s Lisbon Treaty for fear its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation would become Polish law.

Mr. Kaczynski’s star had been fading in recent years, and he would have faced a difficult re-election battle this year.

His wife, Maria, an economist, also died in the crash. Mr. Kaczynski is survived by his brother, Jaroslaw, who was forced to step down as prime minister in 2007 after a bruising party defeat at the polls. He is also survived by his daughter, Marta; two granddaughters, Ewa and Martyna; and his mother.

Correction: April 10, 2010

An earlier version of this obituary gave an incorrect age for Lech Kaczynski.

Friday, April 09, 2010

George W. Bush knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent

By Tim Reid~London Times
April 9, 2010
London Times
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times.

The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to Colin Powell, the former Republican Secretary of State, in a signed declaration to support a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee. It is the first time that such allegations have been made by a senior member of the Bush Administration.

Colonel Wilkerson, who was General Powell’s chief of staff when he ran the State Department, was most critical of Mr Cheney and Mr Rumsfeld. He claimed that the former Vice-President and Defence Secretary knew that the majority of the initial 742 detainees sent to Guantánamo in 2002 were innocent but believed that it was “politically impossible to release them”.

General Powell, who left the Bush Administration in 2005, angry about the misinformation that he unwittingly gave the world when he made the case for the invasion of Iraq at the UN, is understood to have backed Colonel Wilkerson’s declaration.

Colonel Wilkerson, a long-time critic of the Bush Administration’s approach to counter-terrorism and the war in Iraq, claimed that the majority of detainees — children as young as 12 and men as old as 93, he said — never saw a US soldier when they were captured. He said that many were turned over by Afghans and Pakistanis for up to $5,000. Little or no evidence was produced as to why they had been taken.

Been Caught Stealing - Jane's Addiction

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

WikiLeaks - Collateral Murder

How come people over there hate America?

Collateral Murder

WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded. For further information please visit the special project website www.collateralmurder.com.



Sunday, April 04, 2010

God Loves Cash

And [the Antichrist] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save [except] he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Rev 13:16-18 KJV

corbettreport

The Coming Dictatorship


Robert Ringer
April 4, 2010

But if BHO truly has his mind set on establishing a dictatorship – and it is my personal belief that he does – it’s too risky for him to wait for a runaway inflation as an excuse to call a state of emergency. He knows that as long as there is a semblance of a free market in place, producers will continue to push back against the economy-killing effects of his policies.

Thus, he needs another excuse to declare a state of emergency, and over the past year I’ve given a lot of thought to what that excuse might be. In previous articles, I’ve mentioned a nuke exchange between Iran and Israel as one possibility. Another is civil unrest due to unemployment rates that could reach 25 percent or more in the not-too-distant future.iw

• The chances of a declared state of emergency and ensuing dictatorship prior to the 2010 elections: 25%
• The chances of a declared state of emergency and ensuing dictatorship prior to the 2012 elections: 50%
• The chances of the U.S. dollar becoming worthless within three years: 25%
• The chances of the U.S. dollar becoming worthless within ten years: 90%
• The chances of the Republicans cutting back on major entitlements if they regain power in the 2010 elections: Zero
• The chances of the Republicans cutting back on major entitlements if they win the presidency and an overwhelming majority in Congress in 2012: 5%
• The chances of the so-called tea-party people (i.e., everyday Americans who believe in liberty) winning out over the long haul: Hmm … let me procrastinate on that one a bit before I lay odds.

Of course, I could be wrong about all this … but what if I’m right?

Oh it's a Big Deal 'Round Here

I wonder if this story would be a big deal in other states, in Oklahoma it's the main story.




Cultivation
1000 plants or less felony 2 years - life

Sale
Less than 25 lbs felony 2 years - life $20,000



Incarceration


Fine
Possession
any amount (first offense) misdemeanor 1 year* fine
any amount (subsequent offense) felony 2 - 10 years fine
*Conditional discharge available.
Cultivation
1000 plants or less felony 2 years - life
$20,000
More than 1000 plants felony 20 years - life
$50,000
Sale
Less than 25 lbs felony 2 years - life $20,000
25 lbs to 1000 lbs felony
4 years - life
$25,000 - $100,000
1000 lbs or more felony
4 years - life
$100,000 - $500,000
To minors felony double penalty double penalty
Within 2,000 feet of schools, public parks or public housing felony double penalty + MMS** double penalty
**Mandatory minimum sentence of 50% of the imposed sentence.
Miscellaneous (paraphernalia, license suspensions, drug tax stamps, etc...)
paraphernalia misdemeanor 1 year

<$1,000
paraphernalia (2nd offense) misdemeanor 1 year

<$5,000
paraphernalia (3rd offense) misdemeanor 1 year

<$10,000

Any conviction causes driver's license suspension for 6 months to 3 years.
Details

Possession of any amount of marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail for the first offense and 2 - 10 years in prison for subsequent offenses. Conditional discharge is available to first time offenders.

Cultivation of 1,000 plants or less is punishable by 2 years - life in prison and a fine up to $20,000. Cultivation of greater than 1,000 plants is punishable by 20 years - life in prison and a fine up to $50,000.

Sale or delivery of less than 25 pounds is punishable by 2 years - life in prison and a fine of $20,000. For sale or delivery of 25 pounds or more the penalties increase to 4 years - life in prison and a fine of $25,000 - $100,000. Sale or delivery of 1,000 pounds or more is also punishable by 4 years - life in prison, but the fine increases to $100,000 - $500,000. Any sale to a minor doubles the penalties. Sale within 2,000 feet of schools, public parks or public housing doubles the available penalties and carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 50% of the imposed sentence.

If eighteen (18) years of age or over who delivering/ selling drug paraphernalia to a person under eighteen (18) years of age shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony and causes driver's license suspension for 6 months to 3 years.

Any person convicted of any offense described in this section shall, in addition to any fine imposed, pay a special assessment trauma-care fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to be deposited into the Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund.

If never been previously convicted these offenses under any statute of the United States or of any state relating to narcotic drugs, marihuana, or stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic drugs, pleads guilty to or is found guilty of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, the court may, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of such person, defer further proceedings and place him on probation upon such reasonable terms and conditions as it may require including the requirement that such person cooperate in a treatment and rehabilitation program of a state-supported or state-approved facility, if available.

Any student loan, grant, fellowship, teaching fellowship or other means of financial assistance authorized by and/or under the control of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, any operating Board of Regents of Oklahoma Universities or Colleges, or any employee or employees of any university, college or other institution of higher learning, whether such loan, grant, fellowship, teaching fellowship or other means of financial assistance be financed by state or federal funds, or both, may be revoked or terminated by the person or persons authorizing and/or controlling same for any of the following reasons: unlawful manufacture, preparation, delivery, sale, offering for sale, barter, furnishing, giving away, possession, control, use or administering of narcotic drugs, marijuana, barbiturates or stimulants.

Conditional release: The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Mandatory minimum sentence: When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Marijuana tax stamps: This state has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or criminal sanction. For more information, see NORML's report Marijuana Tax Stamp Laws And Penalties .

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Big Questions

Do you think it is wise for the U.S. government to borrow money from China to pay for the occupation of other countries and to pay for non-defensive wars?

Do you think that U.S. citizens are slowly losing their constitutional rights?

Do you believe the official government explanation for what occurred on 9-11?

Friday, April 02, 2010

Tender Teddies Tasering Ten Year Old

Police were called to the Tender Teddies Daycare in Martinsville, Indiana to slap and taser a 10 year old boy.
No statement from the officers was available but it might have gone something like this: "He was big and scary, we were in fear for our lives."
"He was being naughty kicking, fighting, and swearing, we started to shoot him with our real guns but then remembered our cool new toy, the taser!"
"Besides, it's always nice to have a few days off with pay, thanks tax payers!"

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Re-thinking Jury Duty

Maybe we should re-think jury duty. Maybe instead of saying "Oh no, how do I get out of this?" We should say, "Good!" Good because I'm going to find this person not guilty if he is charged with a victimless crime. Good because I'm smart enough to know what the judge says about it means nothing to me. It's up to me, I can set him free. Like if it's some kind of charge for having a gun. You don't have to listen to how he violated some state or local law and is guilty. You know that the constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Drug charges? So what? They should be legal for adults anyway.
On the other hand when it's the police on trial and there's a video of them beating the shite out of someone, find them guilty!
I think you get my drift, if you are lucky enough to get jury duty, do the right thing for your fellow human beings, don't get caught up in all the legal technicalities, don't be bullied, don't be a wimp.

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