DC has always been distant from the people. Apart from the IRS and the draft, they were “the other” we read about in the papers, running gangsters and spies to ground, getting the interstate built, fighting wars and generally looking out for the Little Guy. We believed they were the Big Picture People doing things on the largest scale on behalf of all who worked hard, lived responsibly and stayed right with the law. DC was the captain and crew of our mighty ship, alert and sure, cutting cleanly through heavy seas and turgid morass alike, while their grateful passengers shuddered at the hardship and horrors beyond the delights of the endless buffet on the promenade deck. Continue reading
Sandy Hook, Newtown CT shootings: An accumulated collection of facts, assertions and posts
Updated 18 Jan 2013, 7:15PM EDT. Grey Enigma.
Well the more I dig into all these conspiracy assertions, the less convinced I am that there is any ‘there’ there. Most of the assertions that the shooting was embellished, staged, had factual errors etc. are not reasonable/ I.e. see here for an excellent synopsis-repsonse to all of that. I find no compelling evidence that the shooting was any more than it was reported to be: A murder spree, perpetrated by a nutjob. If new evidence is published I might change my mind. GE. ———
Previously I had stated: The Sandy Hook / Newtown CT crimes puzzle me. Having done a fair amount of forensic investigation in another life, there are so many things about this event that are too vague or coincidental to rule out some of what appear at first blush to be just kooky conspiracy theories.
In cases like this – i.e. where there is a lot of evidence, much of it testimonial and based on interviews of 1st hand witnesses and 2nd hand investigators – there will be few simple questions definitively answerable. Instead, the best a reviewer will be able to determine is simply the most reasonable inferences and explanations based upon the facts and evidence. Continue reading
The Killing Fields
No laughing at Doomsday Preppers now as FEMA and Red Cross fail again after Sandy ~ The Daily Economist
In times of trouble, your charitable donations and taxes, that in the good times go to fund organizations such as the Red Cross and Fema, seem to disappear as these agencies end up doing very little for the residents of disaster areas. During hurricane Sandy, where both the government and Red Cross had more than 8 days to prepare for the exact locations where the storm would strike, few efforts by both agencies could be found.
And on November 1st, the disgust was so great for the Red Cross, a Staten Island official publicly announced that no American should give donations to the decades old relief agency…via The Daily Economist.
Crowds to Avoid | Ol’ Remus & The Woodpile Report
The survivalist knows things could go on like they are for the rest of his life, after all, ships get scrapped with their full compliment of life boats all the time. They zigged when Murphy’s Law zagged and good on them. But if you’re reading this you’ve already fled the “everything’s going to be okay” crowd. Next up will be the “everything’s going to be okay in six to eight weeks” crowd. They’ll matter even less then than now, come a real catastrophe there are more dangerous crowds to stay away from. Chief among them is the “Official crowd“. More crowds to avoid are upcoming but this crowd is well positioned to dominate at the outset so it deserves the first look. Continue reading
U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course | Public Intelligence
Well, this is frightening in all of its sterile and thoroughly restrained legal-ese. Posse comitatus anyone? Actually, as long as there is an Executive Order, the Constitution, judiciary, legislature and case law all no longer apply if I recall correctly. I.e.:
The following self-learning course from the U.S. Army Military Police School, which was formerly located at Fort McClellan, describes procedures for military police involvement in civil disturbance operations. The course makes it clear that temporary detention facilities in the event of a civil disturbance overloading local resources would be operated under existing military doctrine for internment facilities. The course cites U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations, which is now numbered FM 3-39.40 since its most recent revision in 2010, as the primary reference for the operation of these facilities…
“2. Application of Force.
(1) Civil disturbance operations by federal forces will not be authorized until the President is advised by the highest officials of the state that the situation cannot be controlled with nonfederal resources available. The mission of the control force is to help restore law and order and to help maintain it until such time as state and local forces can control the situation without federal help. In performing this mission, the control force may have to actively participate, not only in subduing the disturbance, but also in helping to detain those responsible for it. Control force commanders are authorized and directed to provide such active participation, subject to restraints on the use of force...”
via U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course | Public Intelligence.
10 Reasons Why Nothing You Do On The Internet Will EVER Be Private Again | American Dream
The Internet is rapidly being transformed into a Big Brother control grid where privacy rights are being systematically strangled to death. The control freaks that run things have become absolutely obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and recording virtually everything that you do on the Internet…. The following are 10 reasons why nothing you do on the Internet will ever be private again…. go here: 10 Reasons Why Nothing You Do On The Internet Will EVER Be Private Again
What is President Obama so afraid of? (NDRP Executive Order) | Sovereign Man
Quietly, and with little fanfare, President Obama signed a “National Defense Resources Preparedness” Executive Order on Friday. As the name suggests, the order intends to shore up the country’s national defense resources in advance of a national emergency.
To be fair, this is not the first time that such an order has been written. Presidents Bush (II), Clinton, Reagan, and even Eisenhower provided directives in the same spirit as President Obama’s order– providing some level of government commandeering in times of national emergency.
In the past, these orders have related to things like production capacity for defense contractors, or giving FEMA authority to resolve disputes between other departments in federally designated emergency areas.
President Obama’s order, however, takes things much, much further. Continue reading
Why does the military seem to be preparing for urban warfare in the United States? | ActivistPost
Recently, I published an article covering the January 22-26 multi-agency exercises being conducted in the Los Angeles area.
As I outlined in the article, this is in fact part of a broader trend of joint military-police drills (which often include other agencies, hence the “multi-agency” label) that have been occurring across the United States.
It seems hard to ignore the fact that the armed forces of the United States are training for urban warfare, not urban warfare in the Middle East, but instead here in our own nation. via Activist Post
also see here: LAX FEMA Concentration Camp and Rendition Site Confirmed originally by Alex Jones and Infowars
and let’s not forget about all of those dangerous veterans that we have to be afraid of too: see Kevin Hayden’s take on an article claiming that “Police Get Help With Confronting Veterans” (see my post here)
Rand Paul on TSA detainment: ‘I was barked at: ‘Do not leave the cubicle!” | The Daily Caller
“…. Let’s be clear,” [Press Secretary] Carney said. “The passenger was not detained. He was escorted out of the area by local law-enforcement.”
But Sen. Paul told TheDC that he certainly felt like he was detained. “If you’re told you can’t leave, does that count as detention?” Paul asked.“I tried to leave the cubicle to speak to one of the TSA people and I was barked at: ‘Do not leave the cubicle!’ So, that, to me sounds like I’m being asked not to leave the cubicle. It sounds a little bit like I’m being detained.”
via The Daily Caller.
From the ” Hey Citizens and Constitution, Screw You” Desk — White House Says No Veto Of Defense Bill | Salon.com
” The White House on Wednesday abandoned its threat that President Barack Obama would veto a defense bill over provisions on how to handle suspected terrorists as Congress raced to finish the legislation.
Press secretary Jay Carney said last-minute changes that Obama and his national security team sought produced legislation that “does not challenge the president’s ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists and protect the American people.”
Based on the modifications, “the president’s senior advisers will not recommend a veto,” the White House said….
10 Ridiculous Things That Make You a Terror Suspect | ActivistPost
“…So, what makes you a terror suspect in America? Here are 10 ridiculous things that make you a terrorist according to “officials” running the U.S. government:
- Tea Party Activists
- Occupy Activists
- Storing 7 Days of Food
- Missing fingers
- Buying flashlights
- Paying cash at hotels
- Texting Privately in a Public Place
- Ron Paul stickers
- Belief in conspiracies (like this one?)
- Owning precious metals and, for the bonus round,
- Owning guns and ammo.“
- go here: 10 Ridiculous Things That Make You a Terror Suspect
The National Defense Authorization Act is the Greatest Threat to Civil Liberties Americans Face | Forbes
” If Obama does one thing for the remainder of his presidency let it be a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act – a law recently passed by the Senate which would place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists…”
via The National Defense Authorization Act is the Greatest Threat to Civil Liberties Americans Face – Forbes.
Republican Sponsored H.R. 1505 Would give DHS Police State Powers over 80% of the U.S. | Shenandoah
Republican Sponsored H.R. 1505 Would give DHS Police State Powers over 80% of the U.S. By John Galt, September 30, 2011 – 21:30 ET
If you live within 100 miles of any ocean, you’re in the “zone.”
If you live within 100 miles of the United Nations in New York City, you’re in the “zone.”
If you live within 100 miles of the Canadian or Mexican border, you’re in the “zone.”
If you live within 100 miles of a foreign embassy, consulate, or declared international trade zone with foreign ownership, you’re in the “zone.”
What zone is this that I speak of?…