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Surface and Depth: 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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new logoby James Hufferd, Ph.D. Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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The great ocean of waters figuratively and with consistency represented by the global narrative reported in the American and western media since the watershed date of 9/11/01 displays a surface appearance fundamentally unchanged from that of the post-World War II era and long before: There are the western democracies with their patriotic combined citizen militaries defending and promoting alleged rationalism, democratic decision-making, and rule of law, belligerently aligned now against terrorist totalitarian and irrational, hateful and destructive potentates and hordes, just as they were formerly aligned against irrational and totalitarian world communism and before that wrongheaded vicious totalitarian fascism.

People who don’t delve beneath the surface headlines or seek multiple or additional sources via the Internet or critically assess the basically unchanging narrative and explanations as they are so fervently spread necessarily view the world in the same way their frontier ancestors arrayed against an “irrational” and irredeemable “savage” Indian enemy, ostensibly bent on destroying them and “civilization” all but unanimously did three hundred years ago. Just fill in the blanks with the name of the current irrational and savage foe-designate and support as a necessary defensive act his annihilation or pacification and appropriation of his resources. Then set up those you fail to kill physically in a puppet state, region, or reservation under your control to enjoy the choice of leaders you choose to permit and approved values you control and choose to promulgate.

And if some impertinent outsider – say, a Putin – comes along disputin’ your pacification or eradication process with target nations in mid-procedure – which is (as distinct from the subservient media’s bland reporting of it) literally like making sausage, then pox and blood-curdling threats on him! Because, and I quote: “If you’re not with us, you’re with the terrorists”.

So, basically, those of our fellow citizens who don’t or won’t delve beneath or beyond the visible, changeless, endlessly-presented surface or assess matters critically for themselves subscribe to that still-predominant view themselves. And, naturally enough, they tend to consider those of us who dispute with however powerful evidence that 9/11 and a bevy of other atrocities mainly (but not all) committed since 9/11 were put-ups committed or commissioned by the U.S. and its western allied governments or secretly-supported terror groups to provide a pretext and justification for continual marauding and pacification operations, off our rockers. Is that any wonder, from people who consume mainline (or who mainline) news exclusively and take it raw?

In the roiling subsurface extending to depth reported by a number of more-or-less reliable alternative primary investigators, on whom we alternative synthesizers rely, on the other hand, the relatively changeless basic image of the good settler and his upright community versus the dirty, rotten savage ever menacing force is revised through our facilitated seeing far more clearly and from various angles. Our more penetrating independent view reveals who, from facts and leaks, is the system-driven aggressor in case after case and which contender appears to be most consistently misrepresenting facts and at times fabricating the whole story. We can see it, and we report as we do not to be perverse, but because we look beneath the surface, or behind the curtain. If others see otherwise, so be it!

And the purpose and goal of some of us is never to maintain a particular line or narrative, but to urge the creation of a world truly observing in practice the very precepts that were expounded if not practiced by the most eloquent of our forefather ancestors: that “all [persons] are created equal”, “a government of, by, and for the people”, and to achieve in reality the practice of “a decent respect for the opinions of mankind” wherever they are held. To which we can properly add the blessings of “liberty and justice for all,” anti-theft and murder, and a robustly-restored, unabridged respect for full and open truth. Amen.

And so, I submit that this is how the particular point of view represented and urged on you by this web site can be explained, to the best of my ability.

JH: 5/25/15

HOMELAND INSECURITY = DOUBLESPEAK: WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE?

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In the beginning, the Department of Homeland Security was formed to protect Americans from terrorists on our own soil, but NOW the American people need protection from an enemy that is from within, and they are the unelected czars of the many rogue, state, county and federal and international agencies which include the U.N. Police, Interpol, Homeland Security, the NSA, the CIA, and the FBI who are now tracking innocent Americans with no warrants and monitoring whomever they please 24/7.

Additionally, instead of truly protecting our homeland, the government is also making a home for middle eastern Muslims and radical Somalians who are presently living in America by the tens of thousands but are now illegally crossing our Southern border crying “Asylum” which is the new buzzword to gain entry. And who’s  helping to bring them in by the bus loads, and then driving them to Victorville, California? None other than Homeland Security.

Welcome to America!
 “A Customs and Border Patrol agent, who asked not to be identified, told World Net Daily that many more Africans and Middle Easterners are likely crossing over the Mexican border than what DHS is willing to admit.” You’re not going to get an honest number,  because they all want to look good and get promotions from the people in D.C., and the border agent told WND. “I’m absolutely confident
that is happening.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Minneapolis, Minnesota is the new Somalia capitol of America which houses tens of thousands of Muslims, many of which are radical players who are intent on decimating the U.S. Constitution and ushering in Sharia law which is based on the Koran where there is no separation of church and state.   Sharia becomes the infallible law of Allah.

 “More than 100,000 Somalis have been brought to the United States legally since 1991 through the U.N. refugee resettlement program. Close to half of them have been resettled in Minnesota, with the rest dispersed throughout Seattle, Ohio, Maine, California, Texas, Idaho, Tennessee, Colorado, Georgia and several other states.”

The Somali community in Minnesota has had well-documented problems assimilating, running up a troubling record of crime and radicalization. Scores of Somalis have been arrested and charged with providing material support to overseas terrorist organizations such as  al-Shabab, al-Qaida and ISIS.

So this is how the present administration “protects” our homeland, utilizing Homeland Insecurity/1984 Doublespeak! This is an outrage. It is quite obvious that President Obama, a Muslim sympathizer, is not interested in protecting what most would consider  as the mainstream American people who’s federal tax dollars are supposed to be used as protection from international enemies of the state…not bring the enemy to our shores and offer them a cup of tea and a free pass to Disneyland. Yes, it’s getting awfully Goofy. Multiculturalism of this kind is off the charts. Muslim’s who war with their own and also with Jews and Christians, cannot even get along in their own Middle Eastern countries, so why are we bringing them here?

There is a growing consensus that with bus loads of undesirable immigrants being placed in America that there is a sinister plan which aims to destroy the very foundation of the nation using extreme
radical elements and then rebuild America into an unconstitutional regime which will be ruled by a few.

To counter this agenda, the American people must pray and peacefully come together, city by city, county by county, and state by state to stop these radical elements that are intent on infiltrating the country through a rouge terrorist agenda bent on destroying one nation under God.

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John W. Whitehead to Appear in ‘The Root: Excessive Force’ Documentary

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John W. Whitehead to Appear in ‘The Root: Excessive Force’ Documentary on TheBlazeTV (5/21, 5 pm ET), to Discuss Loss of Civil Liberties in a Police State

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead will appear in “The Root: Excessive whitehad bokForce,” a special documentary hosted by Glenn Beck about what happens to civil liberties when the government favors police state tactics such as lockdowns, SWAT team raids, and mass surveillance. “The Root: Excessive Force” will air at 5 pm EST on May 21, 2015, TheBlazeTV. The airing of the documentary coincides with the Obama administration’s release of a 120-page “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” report and the announcement that the president will limit some of the military weapons being passed along to local police departments.

“It remains to be seen whether this overture on Obama’s part, coming in the midst of heightened tensions between the nation’s police forces and the populace they’re supposed to protect, opens the door to actual reform or is merely a political gambit to appease the masses all the while further acclimating the populace to life in a police state,” stated Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. “Certainly, on its face, the ban does nothing to roll back the deadly menace of overzealous police agencies corrupted by money, power and institutional immunity. And it certainly fails to recognize the terrible toll that has been inflicted on our communities, our fragile ecosystem of a democracy, and our freedoms as a result of the government’s determination to bring the war home.”

Congress launched the 1033 Program in the 1980s to allow the Department of Defense to transfer surplus military goods to state and local police agencies. The 1033 program has grown dramatically, with some 13,000 police agencies in all 50 states and four US territories currently participating. In 2012, the federal government transferred $546 million worth of property to state and local police agencies. This 1033 program allows small towns like Rising Star, Texas, with a population of 835 and only one full-time police officer, to acquire $3.2 million worth of goods and military gear from the federal government over the course of fourteen months. Military equipment sent to small towns has included high-powered weapons, assault vehicles and tactical gear. However, after it was discovered that local police agencies were failing to keep inventories of their acquired firearms and in some cases, selling the equipment for a profit, the transfer of firearms was temporarily suspended until October 2013. Police agencies have also been given a variety of other toys and gizmos, including “aircraft, boats, Humvees, body armor, weapon scopes, infrared imaging systems and night-vision goggles,” not to mention more general items such as “bookcases, hedge trimmers, telescopes, brassieres, golf carts, coffee makers and television sets.”

In addition to equipping police with militarized weapons and equipment, the government has also instituted an incentive program of sorts, the Byrne Formula Grant Program, which awards federal grants based upon “the number of overall arrests, the number of warrants served or the number of drug seizures.” A sizable chunk of taxpayer money has kept the program in full swing over the years. The Clinton administration funded the program with about $500 million. By 2008, the Bush administration had reduced the budget to about $170 million, less out of concern for the militarization of police forces and more to reduce federal influence on law enforcement matters. However, Obama boosted the program, using the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to inject $2 billion into the program. As a result of local police forces receiving militarized equipment and grants, heavily armed SWAT teams have also been increasingly used to carry out routine police procedures such as routine search warrants. Consequently, SWAT team raids, which once numbered a few thousand per year in the 1980s, have grown to over 80,000 per year.

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The Patriot Act, the law used to justify mass government surveillance, is going to expire if it’s not reauthorized this week.

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 These 50 emergency vigils are the most effective step we can take right now to stop any senator from thinking that maybe it’s ok to renew the Patriot Act. Find a vigil near you. If you’ve never taken action on surveillance before: this is the one to take.

~Tiff Cheng

The Patriot Act, the law used to justify mass government surveillance, is going to expire if it’s not reauthorized this week.

If Congress fumbles for the next few days, the Patriot Act will not be renewed — and right now, the vote is close enough that a big push by people like you and me can tip the scales and ensure the Patriot Act expires, dealing a death blow to unconstitutional NSA programs.

We’re joining with half a dozen other organizations including Demand Progress, Restore the Fourth, CREDO, MoveOn.org, and Free Press Action Fund to host 50 “EMERGENCY vigils to Sunset the Patriot Act” across the country tomorrow night, calling on senators to vote against reauthorization.

Click here to find a Sunset the Patriot Act vigil near you (as well as find out how your senator is leaning).

Here are the details:

WHAT: Emergency “Sunset the Patriot Act” vigils against mass surveillance – happening in 50 cities across the U.S. WHEN: 7 pm local time, Thursday, May 21st (roughly an hour before sunset) WHERE: Find your local event here. If you don’t see one and want to set one up outside another of your senators’ offices, reply to this email and let us know! BRING: A cell phone, laptop, tablet, and candles with the protestsign.org already pre-loaded. Feel free to bring any other signage you want — the main message is “Sunset the Patriot Act”.

Click here to find a Sunset the Patriot Act vigil near you (as well as find out how your senator is leaning).

News reports show that the Senate is all confused so they’re going with the plan of ramming through the bills. That’s because we have filibuster threats from at least two senators — Rand Paul and Ron Wyden — a looming expiration date, and confusion about the best course of business. And, if we have voices from all over the country calling on them to end the Patriot Act, we can make them falter and split and fall all over themselves. This is the time when doing nothing actually helps us.

That’s why action right now is critical — according to our whip count, dozens of senators are still on the fence, and protests across the country the day before the vote can prevent them from throwing their support behind the Patriot Act. If we can prevent these last senators from siding with the NSA, the Patriot Act will expire.

After all these years of fighting against how the Patriot Act has torn up our freedoms without making us any safer, it all comes down to the next couple of days. This is our week to end the Patriot Act.

Click here to join a Sunset the Patriot Act vigil near you.

If you haven’t done anything yet to push back against government mass surveillance, please take action now. There are just 2 days left at our best and final chance at reforming surveillance for years to come.

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Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State

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By John W. Whitehead
May 19, 2015

whitehad bokIf we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not.”— Arthur Rizer, former civilian police officer and member of the military

Talk about poor timing. Then again, perhaps it’s brilliant timing.

Only now—after the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense have passed off billions of dollars worth of military equipment to local police forces, after police agencies have been trained in the fine art of war, after SWAT team raids have swelled in number to more than 80,000 a year, after it has become second nature for local police to look and act like soldiers, after communities have become acclimated to the presence of militarized police patrolling their streets, after Americans have been taught compliance at the end of a police gun or taser, after lower income neighborhoods have been transformed into war zones, after hundreds if not thousands of unarmed Americans have lost their lives at the hands of police who shoot first and ask questions later, after a whole generation of young Americans has learned to march in lockstep with the government’s dictates—only now does President Obama lift a hand to limit the number of military weapons being passed along to local police departments.

Not all, mind you, just some.

Talk about too little, too late.

Months after the White House defended a federal program that distributed $18 billion worth of military equipment to local police, Obama has announced that he will ban the federal government from providing local police departments with tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, camouflage uniforms and large-caliber firearms.

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How the public (and government employees) are being played for useful idiots – The Gov Pension Fund / System Scam

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new logoby Walter Burien – CAFR1
05/16/15

ARTICLE ARCHIVED AT – http://CAFR1.com/gpfsc.html

The new GAP accounting implemented over the last 8 years established by GASB.org requires local government accounting to project all liability as if it is due today.

This means pension fund accounting (and other local government funds) are required to project out 35 years to satisfy ALL projected payments to participants with what they will be paid AT TIME OF RETIREMENT. They use max projections there. EXAMPLE: Employee making 50K today at retirement after pay increases, projected inflation, etc., will be making 185K. Additionally, THEY DO NOT account for the projected income for the fund out 35 years in full. They redact much.

So based on the new accounting, a pension fund that may have been 150% funded today, in the snap of the finger could now be adjusted to being 60% funded. (40% underfunded)

Motive? The larger the investment fund balance for that local government, the bigger the power base. Where those funds are invested domestic and international creates the biggest payola network globally times thousands of different local government funds/systems of the same.

Another point most employees and taxpayers are not aware of is: Most local government pension funds / systems are “Strictly Participatory”. What that means is the employee does not own 1c of the fund, they just have in so many words a “Ticket to Ride” under contract terms.

The local government owns 100% of the fund balance. Now if the employees owned 100% of the balance, the accounting local governments are doing would be 100% fraud and an indictable offense under SEC law and fiduciary ethics guidelines.

Most fund balances are so large they do not require contributions from the employee or tax payer, rates of return are primarily meeting requirements. Plus if the employees owned the fund balance it would be required to give each a pro-rated value of each employees ownership in $$ terms each year. If that was the case and done my would those participating employees get a big surprise. Long-term participants, they would see their ownership value at on the low side $650,000 to on the high side $3,500,000.

But being that these funds are Strictly Participatory (similar to the Social Security fund) SEC laws and fiduciary fund management guidelines only require that those “Tickets to Ride” under contract are in line to be satisfied based on the GUIDELINES that local government is operating under.(and they create their own guidelines)

TREASON: “Treason doth never prosper; what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” Sir John Harrington, 1561-1612

Please share, publish, and post my comments with others (especially those government employees who are participating with these funds/systems)
Walter Burien – CAFR1.com
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936

Tel. (928) 458-5854

PS: Federal groups like FBI agents have profit sharing pensions. They see each year the value of “their” share in the Pension they are enrolled as an “owner”. Back in the 90’s their eyes must have been bulging out of their head when they looked. They saw they would get 175% to 250% over what they were expecting to get at retirement based on fund performance.
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CAFR1’s REPLY ABOVE TO THE ARTICLE THAT FOLLOWS:

How Illinois’ Pension Debt Blew Up Chicago’s Credit

After a court ruling, the state’s legacy of borrowing to cover public employee pensions landed a $2.2 billion problem in the city’s lap.

by Allan Sloan, The Washington Post, and Cezary Podkul, ProPublica, May 13, 2015, 3:39 p.m.

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: Trade agreements are NOT constitutional treaty’s

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The question continually asked is: Under what constitutional authority are the provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership being kept secret?

The answer: The TPP is NOT a constitutional treaty, but is instead a corporate government-to-government contractual agreement, and is being intentionally confused and mis-represented as a constitutional treaty. Its status as “secret” can only be defined as corporate contractual proprietary rights protection. 1

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1800193_730804716942054_2388486452391946819_nObama has asked congress for Fast Track approval for this corporate trade agreement. This is another tip-off that what is about to transpire has nothing to do with sovereignty, the constitution or the office of the president. Fast Track allows the president to step out of his position as “president of the Republic”, and assume his position as “chief executive” of the corporation and assorted corporate names constructed to facilitate the contracting for this trade agreement.

The TPP needs no ratification by the states as it has nothing to do with them. They are not privy to the contents, provisions, mandates or other instruments as the states are not party to the contract. The vote that will take place in congress will be an intentionally staged event. Every congress person out there knows that any vote they take regarding this trade agreement, violates the offices they were elected to hold.

With the public seemingly unaware that they are being duped, yet again, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will devastate the states. The recent efforts by several federal agencies to seize land, control food production, close public access roads to forests and national parks, along with the ongoing efforts to seize water from all sources whatsoever as owned and controlled by government, along with all other valued resources is most likely the composition of much of the content of the TPP.

The (TTP) is actually an international corporate agreement which voids sovereign jurisdiction in environmental protections, health, food, pharmaceuticals and virtually any other thing you can think of.
This agreement also allows for the sale of public lands here in the US so that foreign investors can access and profit from the resources. The coming all out sale of public lands to foreign investors will in effect, see major areas of the US, now held as scenic waterways, national forests and other high resource areas as owned and controlled by non-American corporations and possibly even governments. This agreement exposes the reasons for the federal government’s ongoing taking of lands from the states and claiming it as owned and controlled by them while also claiming they are taking the land to “protect” it……from us.

Trade agreements are constructed under international contract law and have no constitutional authority. In fact, these trade agreements generally tend to violate and void any constitutional protections, requirements or prohibitions. Even so, congress will continue to misrepresent this corporate agreement as a legally binding constitutional treaty, knowing full well that this is merely a ruse they participate in to cement in the public mind that they must adhere to this corporate contract.

Although you and I are not party to the contractual agreement, do not and are not allowed to know any of the provisions, much less all of the provisions, the federal corporation will contract with our state government corporations to put the provisions into force in our states. And every governor in every state will willingly throw the doors open to the in-state contracting that will facilitate the business plans of the trade agreement.

So I ask again…..How’s that global economy working for ya? Still think this is about free trade and capitalism? Your land is being stolen by the federal government, sold to foreign investors and other governments for exploitation as they pay for government protection and privilege. Do you still think that if corporations are regulated and limited it will somehow prevent you from getting rich?

These agreements are a constructed effort to put the rights of corporations above those of the individual and of any country included in the agreements. The group, Public Citizen, exposed and reported on the deleterious effects of what will become the investor-state and the accompanying enforcement system already at work under CAFTA, and other trade agreements, which will most likely be expanded and far more injurious under TPP.

From Public Citizen:

These firms have access under the deals to an “investor-state” enforcement system, which allows them to skirt national court systems and privately enforce their extraordinary new investor privileges by directly challenging national governments before extrajudicial tribunals.
These investor-state cases are litigated outside any domestic legal system in special international arbitration bodies of the World Bank and the United Nations. A panel composed of three private attorneys listens to arguments in the case, with the power to award an unlimited amount of taxpayer dollars to corporations for the “expected future profits” that the attorneys surmise the firms would have earned if not for the challenged measures. Because the mechanism elevates private firms to the same status as sovereign governments, it amounts to a privatization of the justice system. (emphasis, mine)

The TPP is nothing less than a corporate assault on national sovereignty and the rights of the people. Those courts will most likely be comprised of another group of private attorney’s who will decide how much of your money will be handed over to global corporations. Any rights you thought you might still have will be set aside in favor of global corporate privilege.

Our Constitution is being steadily eroded with the passing of each of these trade agreements. Agreements that exist for no other reason than to exploit and plunder nation after nation under the dubious banner of “free trade capitalism” and which will reduce every nation to third world status. There never has been free trade; only pay to play trade privatization for the few.

The Trans Pacific Partnership is just another brick in the New World Order wall.

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What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

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              What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

By Jon Rappoport
May 15, 2015

To the US Congress: reveal the contents of the TPP now

It seems like a case of mass hypnosis. People claiming they can’t say what’s in the TPP trade agreement. And mainstream media accept this premise.

“That’s right. Congress must stay silent.”

Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

Under what authority?

Members of Congress are scuttling around like weasels, claiming they can’t disclose what’s in this far-reaching, 12-nation trade treaty.

They can go into a sealed room and read a draft, but they can’t copy pages, and they can’t tell the public what they just read.

Why not?

If there is a US law forbidding disclosure, name the law.

Can you recall anything in the Constitution that establishes secret treaties?

Is there a prior treaty that states the text of all treaties can be hidden from the people?

I see no authority anywhere that justifies withholding the text of the TPP.

Government legislators in the other 11 nations: why can’t you reveal what’s in the TPP?

Mass silence around the world. “Sorry, we can’t say what’s in the treaty. We’ll vote on it, but you the people have no input. You have to take what we do on faith.”

Who says so? By what authority?

If a US Senator held a press conference today and explained everything he read in that sealed room about the TPP, what exactly would happen to him? Would he be arrested?

Would he be charged with a federal crime?

What crime?

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Howard Lyman (featured in “Cowspiracy” and author of “Mad Cowboy”) on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 5/13/15)

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Listen to the live show Here!

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‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath

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By John W. Whitehead
May 12, 2015

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“The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.” ― Mark Twain

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How many Americans have actually bothered to read the Constitution, let alone the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights (a quick read at 462 words)?

Take a few minutes and read those words for yourself—rather than having some court or politician translate them for you—and you will be under no illusion about where to draw the line when it comes to speaking your mind, criticizing your government, defending what is yours, doing whatever you want on your own property, and keeping the government’s nose out of your private affairs.

In an age of overcriminalization, where the average citizen unknowingly commits three crimes a day, and even the most mundane activities such as fishing and gardening are regulated, government officials are constantly telling Americans what not to do. Yet it was not always this way. It used to be “we the people” telling the government what it could and could not do. Indeed, the three words used most frequently throughout the Bill of Rights in regards to the government are “no,” “not” and “nor.”

Compare the following list of “don’ts” the government is prohibited from doing with the growing list of abuses to which “we the people” are subjected on a daily basis, and you will find that we have reached a state of crisis wherein the government is routinely breaking the law and violating its contractual obligations.

For instance, the government is NOT allowed to restrict free speech, press, assembly or the citizenry’s ability to protest and correct government wrongdoing. Nevertheless, the government continues to prosecute whistleblowers, persecute journalists, cage protesters, criminalize expressive activities, crack down on large gatherings of citizens mobilizing to voice their discontent with government policies, and insulate itself and its agents from any charges of wrongdoing (or what the courts refer to as “qualified immunity”).

The government may NOT infringe on a citizen’s right to defend himself. Nevertheless, in many states, it’s against the law to carry a concealed weapon (gun, knife or even pepper spray), and the average citizen is permitted little self-defense against militarized police officers who shoot first and ask questions later.

The government may NOT enter or occupy a citizen’s house without his consent (the quartering of soldiers). Nevertheless, government soldiers (i.e., militarized police) carry out more than 80,000 no-knock raids on private homes every year, while maiming children, killing dogs and shooting citizens.

The government may NOT carry out unreasonable searches and seizures on the citizenry or their possessions. NOR can government officials issue warrants without some evidence of wrongdoing (probable cause). Unfortunately, what is unreasonable to the average American is completely reasonable to a government agent, for whom the ends justify the means. In such a climate, we have no protection against roadside strip searches, blood draws, DNA collection, SWAT team raids, surveillance or any other privacy-stripping indignity to which the government chooses to subject us.

The government is NOT to deprive anyone of life, liberty or property without due process. Nevertheless, the government continues to incarcerate tens of thousands of Americans whose greatest crime is being poor and brown-skinned. The same goes for those who are put to death, some erroneously, by a system weighted in favor of class and wealth.

The government may NOT take private property for public use without just compensation. Nevertheless, under the guise of the “greater public interest,” the government often hides behind eminent domain laws in order to allow megacorporations to tear down homes occupied by less prosperous citizens in order to build high-priced resorts and shopping malls.

Government agents may NOT force a citizen to testify against himself. Yet what is the government’s extensive surveillance network that spies on all of our communications but a thinly veiled attempt at using our own words against us?

The government is NOT allowed to impose excessive fines on the citizenry or inflict cruel and unusual punishments upon them. Nevertheless Americans are subjected to egregious fines and outrageous punishments for minor traffic violations, student tardiness and absence from school, and generally having the misfortune of being warm bodies capable of filling privatized, profit-driven jails.

The government is NOT permitted to claim any powers that are not expressly granted to them by the Constitution. This prohibition has become downright laughable as the government continues to claim for itself every authority that serves to swell its coffers, cement its dominion, and expand its reach.

Despite what some special interest groups have suggested to the contrary, the problems we’re experiencing today did not arise because the Constitution has outlived its usefulness or become irrelevant, nor will they be solved by a convention of states or a ratification of the Constitution.

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UN Small Arms Treaty: How they plan to disarm America

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On August 24, U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” nations are set to kick off a secretive, closed-door conference in Mexico City to begin making their utopian vision of a gun-free globe a reality . . .

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And without your IMMEDIATE action, I’m afraid this conference is going to result in a horde of new U.N.-directed anti-gun regulations and restrictions here in the United States as early as this fall.

Since day one of President Barack Obama’s administration, gun-grabbers have salivated over the prospects of finally realizing the United Nations’ so-called “Small Arms Treaty.”

Obama1In the works since the 1990’s Clinton administration, the U.N.’s “Small Arms Treaty” is the gun-grabbers’ crown jewel.

It’s gun control on a global scale – setting the stage for international bureaucrats to finally realize their goal of registering and CONFISCATING firearms around the world.

Today, even after a handful of half-measures by Congress to hold off implementation, I’m afraid the gun-grabbers could very well get their wish – all under the guise of combating “Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, [and] terrorists” according to the U.N.’s Department of Disarmament Affairs.

That’s why it’s critical you click here to sign your “NO U.N. Gun Ban” petition to your U.S. kerrymccainRepresentative and Senators right away.

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Second Amendment supporters here in America can’t afford to stick our heads in the sand any longer – not with the gun control freight train I fear is headed our way.

Thanks to the efforts of good folks like you, many Second Amendment supporters cheered when the U.S. Senate refused to take up the U.N.’s “Small Arms Treaty” for ratification.

And I know many took a sigh of relief when Congress passed legislation curtailing the use of American tax dollars for the full Treaty’s implementation last year.

But I’m afraid all of the celebrations started too soon.

130 nations – including the United States – have signed on to the Treaty signaling conceptual support. 67 have ratified it requiring legal compliance with the U.N.’s demands.

The number of anti-gun provisions incorporated in the Treaty and now being pushed by the U.N. are almost too many to list.

UN1 But by far the worst of its provisions encourage nations that accept the terms of the U.N.’s “Small Arms Treaty” to provide the details of “end users” of firearms.

This is nothing more than gun registration – ensuring INTERNATIONAL bureaucrats have all the information they need to create a global database of gun owners at their fingertips.

Now, emboldened by the U.N. Treaty “entering into force” on Christmas Eve of 2014, gun-grabbers can hardly contain their glee.

They believe bureaucratic red tape, new regulations being imposed by the Obama administration – and new Treaty standards American gun manufacturers will have to abide by to export firearms to many countries – will ultimately bring the U.S. to its knees.

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In fact, one spokesman for the anti-gun International Action Network on Small Arms bragged that even countries that refuse to ratify the Treaty will ultimately comply “because of peer pressure but also market pressure.”

And another anti-gun country’s foreign minister bragged, “we expect the U.S. to abide by the Treaty even if ratification will take some time.”

In April, a three-day training course was conducted for international government officials who signed the Treaty “on how to implement its provisions effectively” in Geneva, Switzerland.

In August, a secretive “First Conference of State Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty” is set to take place in Mexico City.

The doors will be closed to anyone who hasn’t supported the treaty. But you and I know what their target will be. More

Vote coming on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: fast track

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The Senate is voting TOMORROW to advance Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The vote is going to be close and we need everyone to contact their Senators right now and demand they oppose Fast Tracking Internet censorship.

Everyone has said that we have no hope of stopping Fast Track in the Senate — that the House is our only hope. But after the last few weeks, it’s looking more and more like we can stop Fast Track in the Senate.

If we can win in the Senate tomorrow, it’d be a huge victory for the Internet. It would set back plans for the Trans-Pacific Partnership months, if not kill it entirely.

Click here to take action now and let’s stop this secret trade deal.

Evan at FFTF

Marjorie Farabee & Simone Netherlands warn of loss of Black Mountain HMA wild burros in Arizona on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 5/6/15)

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Wild_Horse_Burro_Radio_LogoJoin us on Wild Horse Wednesday (*SM) , May 6, 2015

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Let’s Revise 9/11 Truth’s Demand: Challenge the Affirmative

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new logo James Hufferd, Ph.D. Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization^

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The perpetrators of the myth of 9/11 as a radical Muslim terrorist operation to strike at a freedom-loving Great Satan, wielding box-cutters and hijacked airplanes, implanted that scenario early and ingeniously. And, most unfortunately, “once… humans launch on a belief and internalize it, that belief dies only under extraordinary circumstances.” (Jason Socol, There Goes My Everything, 83 ff.) In addition, the now long-since popular belief, or myth, that alien Muslims attacked America on our own soil eminently answers the need of the law-and-order-minded American populace for the satisfaction of deeply-craved certainty as opposed to uncertainty, the same preferential sentiment that has led to so many dozens of untitled,,,DNA evidence-based exonerations of late long after hurried convictions. We tend to want to see perceived (or conjured) threats taken off the street, charged, convicted, and removed as swiftly as possible – never mind the finer points of credible evidence.

And this is especially so if we can’t pronounce the alleged perpetrators’ names or stomach their beliefs. Weird people whose beliefs and clothes tend to show to many that they don’t belong in our midst need to be brought up short and slapped beyond silly for messing with us. And once the hook has been set in the collective mind that they did it, it’s near impossible to eradicate.

“And who needs evidence?” the collectivity says. “Why undergo the tedium and expense of a confusing and nit-picking trial? We saw them do it with our own eyes. They were there and we know what they did.”

The programmed myth-believers always say to us 9/11 Truthers, “What do you mean they (the 19, construed into Muslims in general) didn’t do it even though they were, obviously, there? Was it all just happenstance? And what do you mean it was done by U.S. government and/or perhaps Israeli insiders instead? What’s your evidence that the Muslims clearly and undeniably on the scene, and undeniably up to no good, didn’t do it?”

And we, in return, recite now by rote every time every single bit of evidence and anomaly we know of as sort of our mantra, including the kitchen sink. And, every time, all they have to say in reply, their arms folded in front of them, is, “I’m not convinced,” or “Why on earth would your alleged ‘insiders’ kill three thousand of their own people? Toward what end would it be?” And we can argue until we’re blue, green, and purple in the face and it’s not going to move the needle.

And that’s for one reason: because we’ve been had. The dialogue pursued by our critics is illegitimate from the beginning and deliberately calculated to lead nowhere. Eliciting an attempted defense of the negative is, in fact, an evasion tactic designed and guaranteed to block the evidentiary path to the truth and instead lead to continued stalemate between disputants.

Because, as any lawyer or logician will tell you, “the burden of proof rests always on the affirmative.” So, instead, it is we who should be asking them (meaning anyone who wants to defend the Official Conspiracy Theory) “what credible evidence can you cite that supports the OCT or, better, tends to prove it true? Just give me one credible bit of evidence.” And I bet they’ll have to think hard about that. Because, there simply is no genuine supporting evidence for untruth, and it’s time they make that discovery.

So, don’t demand “a new or real investigation.” We know the powers that be aren’t going to assent to any such thing. Instead, let’s demand, and keep demanding, and demanding, and demanding credible evidence to substantiate their insisted-upon story. If we do that enough times, their failure to comply will, sooner rather than later, make it plain to everyone that they’re talking through their hat. And isn’t that what we want to happen?

JH: 4/23/15

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!  If you’re not a believer, please reconsider the true facts. This is history; not what’s being shown on TV, sanctioned by our illustrious delusional leaders in Washington.

Gun-control-and-genocide-old-story-95855039434PLEASE DON’T THINK FOR A MOMENT, THAT THIS COULDN’T HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY ALSO!!!!!!

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control:

· From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control:

· From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938:

· From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935:

· From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964:

· From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970:

· From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956:

· From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control.

You won’t see this data on the U.S. evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

With guns, we are ‘citizens’; without them, we are ‘subjects’.

During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

Gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the World!

If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense.

The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either.

SWITZERLAND ISSUES A GUN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD! SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND TRAINS EVERY ADULT IN THE USE OF A RIFLE.

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN-RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

IT’S A NO BRAINER! DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

 

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