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Social Security is NOT an Entitlement and it is NOT Welfare

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President Johnson made the Social Security Trust Fund available to the general treasury to fund the war in Viet Nam.  Every president since then has used SS as a political ATM.  There is NO TRUST FUND!  It exists only as an identified revenue stream in the IMF/World Bank. The feds have stolen 3.7 trillion from SS in surplus funds and used those funds for everything and anything and this has been done by Democrats as well as Republicans.

 

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For Next Weapon in Anti-Protest Arsenal, US Military Building Plasma Gun Capable of Vaporizing Human Flesh

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(CD— From wood batons to stun batons to water cannons to sound cannons to. . .  frickin’ plasma lasers that can “vaporize” your skin?

Recent reporting out of the Pentagon reveals that the U.S. military is working on perfecting what they called a Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser System (SCUPLS)—or plasma gun, for short—intended for mounting on a truck or a tank.

Billed as the military’s latest “crowd control” technology, what this has typically meant is a new “non-lethal” weapon designed for use by militaries or police forces against unruly demonstrators or those standing against powerful state actors or corporate forces.

According to U.S. government documents, the aim of the ongoing project is to develop “a lightweight and energy efficient next-generation Ultra-Short Pulse Laser (USPL) system that can produce sustainable and controllable plasma at range capable of inducing a full spectrum of scalable non-lethal effects.” As a so-called “scalable” weapon, it will be able to shoot not only piercing sounds, but also “burn off” or “vaporize” human skin, and ultimately could be used to kill its target.

As the Daily Mail recently explained, the weapon will be able to “produce a range of effects”:

  • At the lowest setting, the weapon can produce speech, and it will be able to warn people up to 3,200 feet (1,000m) away by delivering voice messages.
  • When it gets closer, the weapon will  deliver a ‘Flash-bang effect’ by sending an ‘acoustic blast of ~ 165+ dB at minimum distance of 100 meters’.
  • It will also be able to send a ‘Flash blind effects (6-8 million candela)’ momentarily blinding people at minimum distance of 100 meters
  • The highest setting of the current model will let loose ‘Full scalable thermal ablative effects’ through common natural clothing (i.e., fabric, denim, leather, etc.) at minimum distance of 100 meters. This would painfully vaporize the outer layer of skin – rather than burning it will be turned into gas.

Vaporizing skin? Yes, that’s precisely what “scalable thermal ablative effects” means.

Ultimately, as the government’s program plan lays out, the weapon would “have direct application to many other U.S. Government agencies as well as civilian law enforcement. The Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Justice, the Secret Service, and Customs and Border Protection also desire this full spectrum of effects capability. The ability to non-lethally interdict a threatening person or persons has utility in many security and crowd control applications to include several municipal applications.”

Of course, what this often means is using such a weapon—as has long been true with other “crowd control” technologies—in order to intimidate or put down public protest or organized demonstrations that are seen as threatening to powerful interests.

By Jon Queally / Creative Commons / Common Dreams / Report a typo

Image credit: Emma Fiala

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

How the FBI Silences Whistleblowers

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Speaking truth to power has ruined Darin Jones, a former FBI contract specialist who reported evidence of serious procurement improprieties. He should be the last federal whistleblower victimized.

(CN) — The idea of “whistleblowing” has been in the news a great deal.

Is the anonymous author of a recent New York Times op-ed eviscerating the president a whistleblower?

Is the victim of an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a whistleblower?

I’m fortunate to have access to the media to talk about torture after blowing the whistle on the CIA’s program. I think Ed Snowden, Tom Drake and others would say the same thing about the aftermath of their own whistleblowing.

Cost of Doing the Right Thing

The problem is that we are the exception to the rule. Most whistleblowers either suffer in anonymity or are personally, professionally, socially and financially ruined for speaking truth to power. Darin Jones is one of those people. He’s one of the people silenced in Barack Obama’s war on whistleblowers. And he continues to suffer under Donald Trump.

Jones was an FBI supervisory contract specialist who in 2012 reported evidence of serious procurement improprieties to his superior. Jones maintained that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) had been awarded a $40 million contract improperly because a former FBI official with responsibility for granting the contract then was hired as a consultant at CSC. Jones said, rightly, that this was a violation of the Procurement Integrity Act. He made seven other disclosures alleging financial improprieties in the FBI, and he was promptly fired for his troubles.

Remember, the United States has a Whistleblower Protection Act.  Any federal employee who brings to light evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, illegality, or threats to the public health or public safety is protected under federal statute.

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RED ALERT: Anti-Media Shut Down by Facebook

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According to Facebook, this behavior consists of using “sensational political content — regardless of its political slant — to build an audience and drive traffic to their websites.”

In other words, our Facebook page with 2.1 million fans was deleted for publishing controversial political content and trying to get people like you to see it.

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Under Kavanaugh cover, Republicans pass $3 billion tax cuts for wealthy

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by Frank Clemente

People’s World | October 05, 2018

While Americans were transfixed by Senate hearings over Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assaults, House Republicans quietly passed another enormous tax handout for the wealthiest Americans.

Round one of this giveaway cost $2 trillion. Round two is even bigger—it would explode the deficit by more than $3 trillion. And once again, it’s largely a giveaway to the wealthiest Americans—and could mean devastating service cuts for ordinary people.

President Trump claimed the first tax plan would be “rocket fuel” for the economy, but there’s no evidence it’s done anything to improve the economic well being of working families.

The centerpiece of the first plan was a massive tax cut for corporations. The corporate tax rate was reduced by 40 percent, plus a $400 billion tax break for multinational corporations on their trillions in accumulated offshore profits.

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TODAY’S POLITICAL PARTIES: FAIR GAME OR LYNCH MOBS?

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Author: Chuck Frank

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     “ There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the
republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leaders, and
connecting measures in opposition to each other.  This in my humble
apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under
our Constitution.”

                                          –John Adams as Vice President under
                                      President George Washington, in
his letter to
Jonathan Jackson (2
October 1789)

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What transpired last week politically with regard to considering Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is unacceptable and has the elements of pure defamation of character and family.  Is a candidate for the Supreme Court meant to be prosecuted by a Chinese Tribunal? It matters not whether a person is a Democrat or a Republican, yet, one of the parties will conspire and accuse a nominee, guilty or not? This is flat out conspiracy theory.  Shall we call in the jury?

Consequently, in a smear campaign, as long as there is outright judgment and condemnation while the race card or the sex card is played, it’s all “acceptable” even if the moral essence of America and the republic is seen by the world as pure rubbish?  Is there any conviction left with lawmakers who use any means possible to destroy a person who is seen “in their definition” an enemy of the state?  Have political parties now drawn a line in the sand and are now bent on staying in power no matter what the cost, even if the entire American Republic goes down with the ship?

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BIG TECH AND THE LAST STRAW: Plastic Drinking Straws in California Are Getting The Boot

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Author,
Chuck Frank

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     So Governor Brown has now appointed himself as the “straw-boss”, by signing a piece of legislation that bans plastic straws because of environmental concerns.  I would have hoped that he would have chosen an unbiased investigative journalist or a commission to clean up the corruption in the California State Legislature, in order that news worthy stories and findings would be printed in the S.F. Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee and the LA Times, “unedited.”

  So while the politicos are so wildly concerned about plastic straws, the deep state noose of tyranny tightens its grip, while the swamp deepens in the great late state of California.  So in the meantime, “favored” attorneys dwell on an endless host of details helping legislators concoct a thousand more unconstitutional laws, all the while, the new present day muckrakers of America that are left exposing it, become censored by Big Tech.  Hopefully, other ways to share the truth will be found, even if stories must be written on scrolls and placed in jars of clay and then hidden in caves to be found many years later by a shepherd boy.  And at that time when the archaeologists make their great discovery, will these scrolls be referred to as the “Deep State Sea Scrolls?”  

   The muckrakers’ of days gone by, and their best work provided hard-hitting, factual revelations of wrongdoing in the nation’s most powerful institutions. What distinguished the muckrakers from previous reform-minded writers was their emphasis on concrete details.  In those days of the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s, these journalists and writers were a welcome site to the populous when one considers the revelations of corruptions have gone unreported by the mainstream news.

   Hopefully, it appears that the Deep State is in a free fall because it is running out of ways to hide all of the corruption and the protection racket that accompanied their agenda for the last 40 some years, MSM included.  May the truth be known and may justice be served for the sake of the people who have struggled because of all the injustices that were laid upon them which was comprised of unbridled power, fake news, the love of money,  and numerous back room deals which enriched those persons who were all involved.

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