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IF THE FEDS DID WIRETAP TRUMP TOWER, IT’S NOT OBAMA WHO SHOULD WORRY

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Early Saturday morning, President Trump fired off a series of tweets accusing, without evidence, former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the month before the election. Trump compared the alleged snooping to “Nixon/Watergate,” and intimated legal action.

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What makes the broader allegation so extraordinary isn’t that it is new. Quite the contrary. Various reports that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted Justice Department investigators a warrant to probe the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia surfaced in November. What makes Trump’s Twitter tirade so striking is what prompted it, and what it might imply if it’s true.

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Baffling as it may be, it appears Trump’s accusation stems from a recent article published on Breitbart, the conservative news outlet formerly run by White House senior adviser Stephen Bannon.

“This is a somewhat stunning, in so far as the president of the United States doesn’t need to get his information about classified activity from Breitbart,” says Cato Institute fellow Julian Sanchez.

That story, “Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ Vs. Trump,” rehashes comments the titular conservative radio host made Thursday equating the previously reported FISA warrant with a “police state,” and accuses Obama of a politically motivated, covert attempt to undermine Trump and his associates.

It’s unclear just what prompted Levin’s rant, or why Trump glommed onto it. Although no one has confirmed a FISA investigation, or wiretaps in Trump Tower, several news outlets have reported the former’s existence. The most detailed account thus far, from the BBC in January, provided a timeline: The Justice Department sought a FISA warrant in June to intercept communications from two Russian banks suspected of facilitating donations to the Trump campaign. The judge reportedly rejected the warrant, as well as a narrower version sought in July. A new judge granted the order in mid-October, according to the BBC.

However strongly Trump feels that he’s right, he’d better hope he’s wrong.

None of this necessarily makes Trump’s allegations true. Even if a FISA warrant exists, it does not mean Trump Tower is tapped or that Trump specifically is the target. Further complicating things, the existence of a wiretap would not necessarily confirm the existence of a FISA warrant. Almost half of the building’s 58 floors are dedicated to commercial and office space, and any one of them—not to mention the building’s residents—could be the target of an investigation unrelated to international espionage or election tampering.

“If he has evidence that he was wiretapped without a proper FISA order being sought, that would be a huge scandal, and he should produce whatever evidence he’s got,” says Sanchez. “It’s a pretty serious claim, and it’s striking he would make it without anything solid to back it up.”

Republican Senator Ben Sasse called on the president to clarify his claims, stating that “we are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust.” Obama spokesperson Kevin Lewis strongly denied extra-judicial surveillance of any US citizens to Politico in response to the claims..

Look past the president’s conspiracy theories, though, and one fact stands out: However strongly Trump feels that he’s right, he’d better hope he’s wrong.

Tower of FISA

If nothing else, Trump’s tweets show he doesn’t understand how the FISA system works. If he did, he may have limited himself to tweeting about Arnold Schwartzenegger quitting The Apprentice this morning.

“While the order would have been requested by some part of the executive branch, Obama can’t order anything. Nor can Trump,” says former NSA lawyer April Doss, who stresses that her comments are based only on public information. “The order has to come from the court, and the court operates independently.”

FISA court judges serve seven-year appointments, so the court’s composition doesn’t ebb and flow with the political tides. What’s more, specific laws adopted in the wake of Watergate prevent the very activity Trump accuses Obama of.

“You can’t tap the phones of a political candidate for political purposes,” says Doss.

What you could tap them for? Acting as a foreign power, or as an agent of a foreign power. In other words, spying against US interests with both knowledge and intent.

Clearing that bar is difficult, by design. FISA warrants don’t allow for broad wiretaps of, say, every call going in and out of a specific office in a 58-story Manhattan skyscraper. Federal authorities must demonstrate not just probable cause, but that a given phone line serves primarily to undermine US interests. It’s difficult, for instance, to obtain a warrant to wiretap a shared office, for fear of picking up innocent third-party conversations.

“I have high confidence that a FISA court judge would not have authorized any warrant unless it met all the requirements under the statute,” says Doss.

Trump’s wiretap claims, then, carry presumably inadvertent implications. First, based on previous reporting and the nature of FISA courts, any wiretaps within Trump Tower would be legal. And they would stem from overwhelming evidence that the Trump campaign, or someone within it, has unsavory ties to Russia or another foreign power. Otherwise, it’s unlikely those wiretaps would exist at all.

If federal authorities did have cause to listen in on Trump Tower, though, and they provided enough evidence for a FISA court to approve the snooping, Obama is not the one who ought to worry.

With additional reporting by Andy Greenberg.

This story has been updated to include responses from Obama spokesperson Kevin Lewis and GOP Senator Ben Sasse, and to reflect that FISA court judges serve seven-year terms, not lifetime tenure.

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Trump asks Congress to probe alleged illicit campaign investigations

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Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump is asking Congress to probe “potentially politically motivated investigations” during the 2016 campaign, the White House said Sunday.

The announcement came one day after Trump took to Twitter to accuse his predecessor Barack Obama of tapping his phones ahead of the November election, without providing evidence of the explosive charge.

An Obama spokesman has denied Trump’s accusation as “simply false.”

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In his statement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred to unspecified reports of “potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election” as “very troubling.”

“President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016,” Spicer said.

He added that there would be no more comment on the matter from Trump or the White House.

Trump leveled his charges against Obama early Saturday, at the end of a week in which his administration was battered by controversy over communications between Russian officials and some of his senior aides including Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” Trump wrote.

“How low has President Obama gone to tapp (sic) my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” he wrote in another tweet, referring to the political scandal that toppled president Richard Nixon in 1974.

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President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump on Inauguration Day. Mr. Trump has praised Mr. Obama repeatedly since taking office. But on Saturday, he called his predecessor a “bad (or sick) guy.”CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower the month before the election, taking to Twitter to call his predecessor a “bad (or sick) guy.”

Without offering any evidence or providing the source of his information, Mr. Trump fired off a series of Twitter messages claiming that Mr. Obama “had my ‘wires tapped.’ ” He likened the supposed tapping to “Nixon/Watergate” and “McCarthyism.”

A spokesman for Mr. Obama said any suggestion that the former president had ordered such surveillance was “simply false.”

Mr. Trump’s aides declined to clarify whether the president’s explosive allegations were based on briefings from intelligence or law enforcement officials — which could mean that Mr. Trump was revealing previously unknown details about an investigation — or on something else, like a news report.

His decision to lend the power of his office to such a charged claim against his predecessor — without offering any initial proof — was remarkable, even for a leader who has repeatedly shown himself willing to make assertions that are false or based on dubious sources.

It would have been difficult for federal agents, working within the law, to obtain a wiretap order to target Mr. Trump’s phone conversations. It would have meant that the Justice Department had gathered sufficient evidence to persuade a federal judge that there was probable cause to believe he had committed a serious crime or was an agent of a foreign power, depending on whether it was a criminal investigation or a foreign intelligence one.

Former officials pointed to longstanding laws and procedures intended to ensure that presidents cannot wiretap a rival for political purposes.

“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” said Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Mr. Obama. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen.”

But a senior White House official said that Donald F. McGahn II, the president’s chief counsel, was working on Saturday to secure access to what Mr. McGahn believed was an order issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorizing some form of surveillance related to Mr. Trump and his associates.

The official offered no evidence to support the notion that such an order exists. If one does, it would be highly unusual for a White House to order the Justice Department to turn over such an investigative document, given the traditional independence of law enforcement matters.

It has been widely reported that there is a federal investigation, which began during the 2016 presidential campaign, into links between Trump associates and the Russians. That issue has dogged Mr. Trump for months.

In one message, which Mr. Trump sent from his Palm Beach, Fla., estate at 6:35 a.m., the president said he had “just found out” that his phones had been tapped before the election. Mr. Trump’s reference to “wires tapped” raised the possibility that he was referring to some other type of electronic surveillance and was using the idea of phone tapping loosely.

Two people close to Mr. Trump said they believed he was referring to a Breitbart News article, which aides said had been passed around among his advisers. Mark Levin, a conservative radio host, had also embraced the theory recently in a push against what right-leaning commentators have been calling the “deep state.”

The Breitbart article, published on Friday, claimed that there was a series of “known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.”

If Mr. Trump was motivated to take to Twitter after reading the Breitbart article or listening to Mr. Levin, he was using a presidential megaphone to spread dark theories of a broad conspiracy aimed at undermining his presidential ambitions, and later his presidency.

Even with the Breitbart article circulating, several of Mr. Trump’s advisers were stunned by the president’s morning Twitter outburst. Those advisers said they were uncertain about what specifically Mr. Trump was referring to; one surmised that he may also have been referring to a months-old news report about a secret surveillance warrant for communications at his New York offices.

One senior law enforcement official from the Obama administration, who has direct knowledge of the F.B.I. investigation into Russia and of government wiretapping, said that it was “100 percent untrue” that the government had wiretapped Mr. Trump. The official, who asked for anonymity to discuss matters related to investigations and intelligence, said the White House owed the American people an explanation for the president’s allegations.

Ben Rhodes, a former top national security aide to Mr. Obama, said in a Twitter message directed at Mr. Trump on Saturday that “no president can order a wiretap” and added, “Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.”

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees are moving forward with their own investigations into Russia’s efforts to influence the election, and they have said they will examine links between Mr. Trump’s associates and the Russians.

Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, said on Friday that he believed there were “transcripts” that would help document those contacts, though he said he had not yet seen them.

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Mr. Trump claimed the Obama administration ordered the phoned at his building in New York tapped. CreditVictor J. Blue for The New York Times

“There are transcripts that provide very helpful, very critical insights into whether or not Russian intelligence or senior Russian political leaders — including Vladimir Putin — were cooperating, were colluding, with the Trump campaign at the highest levels to influence the outcome of our election,” Mr. Coons told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC. “I believe they exist.”

In a written statement on Saturday, a spokesman for Mr. Coons said that the senator “did not imply that he is aware of transcripts indicating collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.” The spokesman, Sean Coit, said Mr. Coons “simply stated that a full review of all relevant transcripts and intelligence intercepts is necessary to determine if collusion took place.”

The New York Times reported in January that among the associates whose links to Russia are being scrutinized are Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s onetime campaign chairman; Carter Page, a businessman and foreign policy adviser to the campaign; and Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative who said he was in touch with WikiLeaks at one point before it released a trove of emails from John D. Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, last August. Mr. Stone later said he had communicated with WikiLeaks through an intermediary.

Mr. Trump appeared on Saturday to suggest that warrants had been issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He claimed that the Obama administration had once been “turned down by court” in its supposed efforts to listen in on conversations by Mr. Trump and his associates.

In the fall, the F.B.I. examined computer data showing an odd stream of activity between a Trump Organization server and Alfa Bank, one of Russia’s biggest banks, whose owners have longstanding ties to Mr. Putin. While some F.B.I. officials initially believed that the computer activity indicated an encrypted channel between Moscow and New York, the bureau ultimately moved away from that view. The activity remains unexplained.

There is no confirmed evidence that the F.B.I. obtained a court warrant to wiretap the Trump Organization or was capturing communications directly from the Trump Organization.

During the transition, the F.B.I. — which uses FISA warrants to eavesdrop on the communications of foreign leaders inside the United States — overheard conversations between the Russian ambassador to the United States and Michael T. Flynn, whom Mr. Trump had named national security adviser.

Mr. Trump has pointedly and repeatedly questioned in conversations how it was that Mr. Flynn’s conversations were recorded, and wondered who could have issued a warrant.

After The Washington Post reported that Mr. Flynn and the ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, had discussed sanctions that the Obama administration had just imposed on Russia, Mr. Flynn was pushed out of his post by the White House because he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of the calls.

The Breitbart article cited mainstream news reports and concluded — going beyond the public record — that the Obama administration had “obtained authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the N.S.A. rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government.”

Mr. Levin, a day earlier, railed about what he called a “much bigger scandal,” claiming — again with no evidence — that Mr. Obama and his aides had used “the instrumentalities of the federal government, intelligence activity, to surveil members of the Trump campaign and put that information out in the public.”

Several senior members of Mr. Trump’s White House staff, including his spokesman, Sean Spicer, did not respond to an email requesting on-the-record responses to more than a half-dozen questions about Mr. Trump’s Twitter posts.

Representative Adam B. Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, denounced the “willingness of the nation’s chief executive to make the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them.”

Even some Republican lawmakers questioned Mr. Trump’s accusations. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska issued a statement demanding that the president reveal everything he knows about any wiretaps or warrants.

“The president today made some very serious allegations, and the informed citizens that a republic requires deserve more information,” Mr. Sasse said, adding that “we are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust.”

Taping calls seems to hold a spot in Mr. Trump’s consciousness. He spent many years taping his own phone calls as a businessman. During the campaign, Mr. Trump’s staff members told reporters they feared that their offices were being bugged.

But Mr. Trump’s latest allegations represented a sharp change in his tone toward Mr. Obama.

The current president has frequently spoken about how much he admires Mr. Obama for the gracious way he handled the transition. But since taking office, Mr. Trump has frequently clashed with the intelligence agencies over the Russia inquiries, including efforts to examine the attempts by that country to influence the presidential election and the contacts between Mr. Trump’s aides and the Russian government.

In recent days, the president has appeared increasingly angry about leaks of information that he believes are coming from law enforcement and intelligence officials who are holdovers or recently departed from Mr. Obama’s administration.

People close to Mr. Trump have described him as determined to stop those people from sabotaging his administration. One adviser said on Friday that the president had been discussing a possible plan to try to prevent leaks from occurring. The adviser declined to elaborate on what the plan might entail.

Two senior administration officials said Mr. Trump had tried for two days to find a way to be on an offensive footing against the news articles resulting from leaks; one person close to Mr. Trump said his explosive claim was a result of that.

Mr. Trump’s mood was said to be volatile even before he departed for his weekend in Florida, with an episode in which he vented at his staff. The president’s ire was trained in particular on Mr. McGahn, his White House counsel, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Mr. Trump was said to be frustrated about the decision by Jeff Sessions, his attorney general, to recuse himself from participating in any investigations of connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr. Trump has said there were no such connections. Mr. Trump, who did not learn that Mr. Sessions was recusing himself until after the decision was made, told aides that it gave an opening to his critics on the Russia issue.

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Is Trump Protester Thomas Dimassimo Tied to ISIS? No.

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has claimed in a tweet and during a rally in Kansas City that the man who rushed his stage Saturday morning in Ohio is possibly tied to ISIS.

At a rally in Kansas City, Trump told supporters:

He was looking to do harm. … They found his name and it was probably ISIS or ISIS-related. My people found this, they go online and they find the guy is playing all sort of, let’s say music that you wouldn’t be liking, dragging an American flag along the sidewalk, making all sorts of gestures … And he’s probably or possibly ISIS-related. … After they let him go they found all this stuff about his real love and where he comes from. Who knows what will happen when they go back to get him. Who knows if they’re ever going to find him again folks.

But there is no evidence connecting the 22-year-old Wright State University student, Thomas Dimassimo, charged in the incident to the terror group. Dimassimo is white and is originally from Powder Ridge, Georgia, near Atlanta.

The rumor appears to have started after a likely fake video featuring Dimassimo was found following his arrest. You can watch the video above.

The video was posted to YouTube last year and the original has since been deleted. It uses footage posted in a separate video showing Dimassimo at a Wright State rally where he stood on the American flag in a form of protest. You can watch the original video below:

The fake video includes Arabic-style music and has a caption in Arabic.

It appears to be a hoax video posted by a troll to discredit and mock Dimassimo. The Arabic caption roughly translates to a joke about the size of Dimassimo’s penis.

The video footage came from the Wright State protest below:

“This is not meant to individually disrespect member of military service for the sacrifices they made for this country,” Dimassimo told WKRC-TV at the event, which ended with the protesters giving the flags to veterans to be properly disposed of. “We are not anti-vet, we are not anti-troops. We are against systematic oppression and structural inequality.”

Police have not commented on Trump’s claim that Dimassimo is connected to ISIS. The Atlanta, Georgia, area native was released from custody on Saturday and faces two charges.

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Thomas Dimassimo: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A protester has been arrested after he tried to rush the stage while Donald Trump was speaking during a rally Saturday morning in Dayton, Ohio, authorities say.
Thomas Dimassimo was charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic, according to Montgomery County Jail records.

Dimassimo was released from custody and is due in court on Monday. His age is listed as 32, but it is not clear if that is correct. His social media pages and public records indicate he was born in 1993, not 1983.

Video, which you can watch above, show a man being taken down by Secret Service agents as Trump spoke at Dayton International Airport.

The incident came a day after protesters caused Trump to cancel a rally in Chicago.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Trump Has Claimed Dimassimo Has Ties to ISIS, But a Video Calling Him an ISIS Sympathizer Appears to be a Troll’s Hoax

Tommy Dimassimo, a student at Wright State University in Dayton, has been an avid supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on social media.

He has also taken part in rallies and protests in the past, including a rally at Wright State in April 2015, when he was recorded dragging an American flag. You can watch video from that protestabove.

He captioned the video, “Students at Wright State University #NotMyFlag protest. The protest occurred to stand in solidarity with the symbolic actions of Eric Sheppard.”

Sheppard, a student at Valdosta State University in Georgia, who created national controversyby standing on the American flag during a protest at his campus.

“This is not meant to individually disrespect member of military service for the sacrifices they made for this country,” Dimassimo told WKRC-TV at the event, which ended with the protesters giving the flags to veterans to be properly disposed of. “We are not anti-vet, we are not anti-troops. We are against systematic oppression and structural inequality.”

Video from the Wright State protest appears to have been used in a hoax ISIS video, which was uploaded to YouTube last year. The original video has since been deleted, but has been reuploaded.

Dimassimino did post the video footage used in the hoax video, but there are no mentions of ISIS:

Trump tweeted that Dimassimo has ties to ISIS after the video was circulated among his supporters:

The video seems to have been created by a troll, the same person who started a Facebook page called “Tommy dimassimo wasn’t hugged enough as a kid.”

The Arabic caption on the original video appears to be a joke, including a phrase that roughly translates to saying Dimassimo thought he’d be a big man by standing on the American flag, but really has a small penis.

There is no indication that the video was created by ISIS or that Dimassimo is an ISIS supporter, although the video is being used by Trump fans to claim he is, as seen in the tweets below:

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Tommy Dimassimo, an Ohio college student, was arrested after he rushed the stage during a Donald Trump rally in Dayton. See photos of him here.

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2. Dimassimo Was Tackled to the Ground by Secret Service Agents After Jumping a Barricade Behind Trump

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Thomas Dimassimo. (Montgomery County Jail)

Dimassimo was tackled to the ground by Secret Service agents after jumping a barricade, police say.

He was dragged out by the agents and police:

Trump told the crowd after the incident, “I was ready for him, but it’s much easier if the cops do it, don’t we agree? And to think I had such an easy life! What do I need this for, right?,” the Washington Post reports.

Police have not said that Dimassimo was armed, despite claims on social media that a Secret Service agent was cut by a knife during the incident.

Trump has had Secret Service protection since November.


3. He Tweeted About Being at the Rally & Asked for ‘Thoughts & Prayers’

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Thomas Dimassimo after being released from jail. (Twitter)

Dimassimo, who goes by @YoungLionKing7 on Twitter, tweeted about his plans to disrupt the Trump rally earlier Saturday morning and in the days before.

He has often tweeted about the importance of being a white ally to the Black Lives Matter movement and standing up to “racist” Donald Trump and his supporters.

He also tweeted after being released from jail, writing, “F*ck you b*tch @realdonaldtrump,” along with a photo showing his torn shirt, which you can see above.

You can see one of the tweets below:

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Dimassimo previously tweeted that he would “spit” on Trump during the rally. He has since deleted his account.

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4. He Also Taunted Confederate Flag Supporters During a Rally in Georgia Last Year

Tommy Dimassimo also gained national attention when he participated in a counter-protest along with other Black Lives Matter activists during a Confederate flag rally at Stone Mountain in Georgia last summer. You can watch vieo from that below:


He taunted flag supporters by tearing up and stomping on a Confederate flag. During a tense moment, one of the Confederate flag supporters appears to reach for a gun during an confrontation with Dimassimo. He was stopped by a police officer:

“To all my white friends observing my actions, and responding with love and support I thank you. But I feel you may be missing something essential. The POC who stood with me are the true heroes. As a white man I can choose to insert myself into danger when I feel the need to,” he wrote on Facebook after the rally. “That’s privilege. The black women who stood with me are face that same danger when they drive down the street. ‪… I’m here to use my privilege to increase visibility for these type of issues. That doesn’t make me a hero. It makes me a decent human being.”

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5. He Is Originally From Georgia & His Mother Is a Public Official in Atlanta

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Dimassimo is originally from Powder Springs, Georgia. He is a fourth-year acting major at Wright State.

According to IMDB.com, Dimassimo was a child actor with roles on the TV shows “Yes, Dear,” “Reno 911!,” and “House of Payne.”

In 2015, he played the role of “Killer Cop” in a short film called “Red, Black, and Blue.”

His mother, Faye Dimassimo, was appointed to oversee the “Renew Atlanta” infrastructure project in November 2015, according to a press release. She was previously the director of transportation for Cobb County. His father, Tom, is a teacher in the local school district.

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Just finish cleanin’ up your room
Let’s see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don’t go out Friday night
Yakety yak (don’t talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the laundromat
And when you finish doin’ that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak (don’t talk back)

Don’t you give me no dirty looks
Your father’s hip; he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain’t got time to take a ride
Yakety yak (don’t talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak

ACCOUNTABILITY – Movie Trailer

Wag The Dog

Wag The Dog – War On Terror

Good Ol’ Shoe – Working [from Wag the Dog]

Wag The Dog – Obama’s Admin Script, I Have Seen This Movie Before! – Judge Jeanine Pirro

Terror Threats Close Embassies, But Why Now?

U.S Embassies Closed: ‘Strategically Significant’ Terror Threat Keeps Embassies Closed

Threat Closing Some US Embassies on Sunday

Terror threat prompts U.S. to close Middle East embassies

Terrorist Threat Causes US Embassies Across Muslim World to Close

Terror Threat ~ U.S. embassies closed 8/4: Worldwide travel alert

Breaking Propaganda Serious Threat shuts down U S Embassies on Obama’s Birthday Aug 01, 2013)

U.S issues travel alert, closes embassies

How the NSA Spies on Americans (Jim Harper)

NSA Spying On Americans – Sen Rand Paul – O’Reilly – Wake Up America!

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U.S. Sees Threat of al Qaeda Attack

State Department Issues Global Travel Alert

By JAY SOLOMON And SIOBHAN GORMAN

Al Qaeda re-emerged as a top global security threat after suspected plots by an affiliate of the terror group led the State Department to issue a world-wide travel alert for the entire month of August.

Senior U.S. officials said they were particularly focused on Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, saying the affiliate was plotting attacks that Washington feared could be executed in the Middle East, Africa or beyond.

These officials cited increased communications, or “chatter,” between terrorist operatives in the field as the primary reason behind the State Department’s alert. The Obama administration said on Thursday that it would close most of its embassies in the Middle East on Sunday because of the threat.

“Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” the State Department said in a statement on Friday.

The warning didn’t tell travelers to abandon their journeys, advising caution and recommending that U.S. citizens register their travel plans on the department’s website.

The State Department has issued such alerts and warnings in the recent past, but the threat is the most serious the U.S. has seen in a few years, an administration official said.

While officials across the U.S. government described the threat as serious and imminent, they also said it they didn’t know who would be targeted, where, or how, making it hard to assess. For some officials, the lack of detail has provoked more anxiety. It was possible the alerts themselves were issued to disrupt the planning of what a former U.S. official familiar with the intelligence described as an active AQAP operation.

A senior U.S. official said the threat from AQAP emerged “over the last week.”

Another set of intelligence reports pointed to indications of plots around the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the coming week, though it wasn’t clear if those indicators were linked to the AQAP chatter, the former official said. On Sunday, Muslims world-wide will celebrate the Night of Power, commemorating the Quran’s presentation to the Prophet Muhammad.

In the wake of the uproar over the Obama administration’s handling of the attack last year on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department is inclined to issue advance warning when they have any credible information, said Seth Jones, an al Qaeda specialist at the Rand Corp.

“There do appear to be multiple threats against U.S. embassies in North Africa, in the Persian Gulf and in South Asia,” he said. “After the experience in Benghazi, it’s better to get that out beforehand and pre-empt that.”

The latest alert follows an uptick in threats against embassies in North Africa and the Middle East that started a few months ago. U.S. intelligence officials in May saw a spike in threats against U.S. missions and against its embassies in Libya, Yemen and Egypt, which were believed to involve bomb plots by Sunni extremists and perhaps al Qaeda-linked individuals.

Late last year, the State Department released a similarly worded warning stating al Qaeda and its affiliates could seek to strike U.S. interests on or about Sept. 11, 2012. In February, it did so again.

Friday’s alert, though, warning of a heightened risk during all of August, was unusual in that it specifically warned of a terrorist attack, cited such a large area—the Middle East and Africa—and mentioned al Qaeda.

The French Foreign Ministry said Saturday that it would close its embassy in Yemen on Sunday and Monday over security concerns. The decision comes after the U.K. and Germany also decided to close their embassies in Yemen temporarily.

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird warned Friday that Canadian travelers and diplomats in the Middle East face an elevated security risk, and urged “a high degree of caution.”

William Daly, who heads the New York office of Control Risks Group LLC, a global consultancy specializing in political and security risk, said his firm was telling its business clients as of Friday not to cancel trips—but suggested it would be prudent to postpone discretionary travel until fall.

The State Department, in addition to shutting embassies in countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt, warned that tourist resorts, bus and rail systems and airlines could be targets, standard language that accompanies such alerts.

AQAP has successfully honed bombing technology that has previously threatened U.S.-bound air travel on passenger and cargo planes, making the organization one of the prime threats facing America and Yemen—and making Yemen of the most frequently targeted sites of the U.S. drone campaign.

The U.S. launched three strikes within the past week in remote areas of Yemen where AQAP operatives were thought to be hiding. It marked the first time in more than a month that America launched such attacks there. Yemeni media reported at least five alleged members of al Qaeda were killed in strikes.

It isn’t known whether the uptick in American strikes is related to the current threat. “The threat is from Yemen but it can’t be confined to Yemen,” a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said. “They always talk big, but you never know.”

Separately, intelligence officials have been tracking a number of other al Qaeda-related threats in Africa and South Asia. In Tunisia, intelligence officials are monitoring possible plots against U.S. or European targets in Tunis by al Qaeda and a local militant group, Ansar al Sharia.

AQAP has risen in importance to the larger al Qaeda organization, U.S. counterterrorism officials believe, because they have seen indications that al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri has appointed the emir of AQAP to be a kind of general manager of the al Qaeda organization.

President Barack Obama met with Yemen’s President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi at the White House on Thursday to discuss joint counterterrorism programs against AQAP and other bilateral issues, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.

U.S. defense officials said there have been no shifts of assets in response to the embassy closures. Defense officials noted that in recent months the Marine Corps has built up quick reaction forces in the region, in large measure to respond to threats against embassies and other diplomatic outposts.

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National Rifle Association Recommends Armed Police Officers At Schools–Common Sense Response–Video School Shooting Games and SSRI Antidepressant Drugs–Videos

Posted on December 21, 2012. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Education, Federal Government Budget, government, government spending, High School, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Pistols, Politics, Psychology, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Rifles, Taxes, Technology, Video, Weapons, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

National Rifle Association Holds News Conference In Wake Of Newtown School Shooting

NRA Press Confrence: Wayne LaPierre Calls For Armed Police Officers in every school

NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Schools

N.R.A. Press Conference: Group Calls for Armed Guards in Schools

RE: ‘NRA killing our kids!’: Video of protesters disrupting NRA’s LaPierre speech

SSRI Drugs are Dangerous!

Correlation Between Prescription Drugs, Children, Violence

Dangerous Side Effects of Antidepressants

 

Easily Accessible School Shooting Games

Lets Play School Shooter 2011 GOTY

School Shooter: North American Tour 2012 – Gameplay Video #2

THE SAVAGE NATION (HOUR 1) 12-14-2012 [Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut]

Chris Greene “SSRI Drugs are responsible for School Massacre”

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Ron Paul Will Win In Iowa and America Will Be The Big Winner–Videos

Posted on December 21, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Business, Communications, Economics, Education, Employment, Federal Government, government spending, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Talk Radio, Taxes, Unemployment, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

Ron Paul “We Are Winning!”

“Ron Paul Is” Ron Paul Ad

Ron Paul 5 Minute SUPER-AD

Ron Paul Ad – Plan

Ron Paul Ad – A Legend Will Rise

Ron Paul Ad – Secure

New Ron Paul 2012 Ad – Big Dog

Ron Paul Ad TRUST

Ron Paul: The Only One We Can Trust

Ron Paul  – “The one who can beat Obama”

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Steve Rambam–PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT –Videos

Posted on November 20, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Business, Communications, Culture, Demographics, Economics, Employment, Energy, Enivornment, Entertainment, Federal Government, government, government spending | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Privacy invasion

The Last HOPE: Steven Rambam Keynote (1 of 2)

The Last HOPE: Steven Rambam Keynote (2 of 2)

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 01, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 02, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 03, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 04, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 05, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 06, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 07, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 08, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 09, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 10, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 11, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 12, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 13, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 14, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 15, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 16, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 17, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 18, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 19, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 20, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 21, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 22, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 23, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 24, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 25, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 26, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 27, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 28, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 29, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 30, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 31, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 32, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 33, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 34, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 35, with Steve Rambam

PRIVACY IS DEAD – GET OVER IT Pt 36, with Steve Rambam

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Chalmers Johnson–Blowback-The Sorrows of Empire–Nemesis–Dismantling the Empire–Videos

Posted on September 12, 2011. Filed under: Agriculture, American History, Banking, Blogroll, Books, Business, Communications, Economics, Employment, European History, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, history, Immigration, Inflation, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Microeconomics, Monetary Policy, Money, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Security, Talk Radio, Taxes, Unemployment, Video, War, Wealth, Weapons, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chalmers Johnson on American Hedgemony

Chalmers argues that the age of the “American Empire” is nearing its end.

Author of Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, Chalmers Johnson has literally written the book on the concept of American hegemony. A former naval officer and consultant to the C.I.A., he now serves as professor emeritus of UC San Diego. As co-founder and president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, Mr. Johnson also continues to promote public education about Asia’s role in the international community. In this exclusive interview, you will find out why the practice of empire building is, by no means, a thing of the past. As the United States continues to expand its military force around the globe, the consequences are being suffered by each and every one of us. (Written by Richard Castro)

“Dismantling the Empire” written by Chalmers Johnson-Epilogue-08-22-2011

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

 Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

The BLOWBACK SYNDROME: Oil Wars and Overreach

Chalmers Johnson on CIA Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (1/6) (2000)

Chalmers Johnson on CIA Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (2/6) (2000)

Chalmers Johnson on CIA Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (3/6) (2000)

Chalmers Johnson on CIA Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (4/6) (2000)

Chalmers Johnson on CIA Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (5/6) (2000)

Chalmers Johnson on CIA Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (6/6) (2000)

The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

Interview – Chalmers Johnson – The Sorrows of Empire

Nemesis: The Last Days of The American Republic

C Johnson: The US Global Empire -1/6

C Johnson: The US Global Empire -2/6

C Johnson: The US Global Empire -3/6

C Johnson: The US Global Empire -4/6

C Johnson: The US Global Empire -5/6

C Johnson: The US Global Empire -6/6

Chalmers Johnson Special Part 1-3 Democracy NOW!

Chalmers Johnson Special Part 2-3 Democracy NOW!

Chalmers Johnson Special Part 3-3 Democracy NOW!

Chalmers Johnson: Militarism and the End of the Empire

Chalmers Johnson Pt2: Last days of the American Republic?

Background Articles and Videos

Why We Fight

Chalmers Johnson

“…Chalmers Ashby Johnson (August 6, 1931 – November 20, 2010)[1] was an American author and professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He served in the Korean War, was a consultant for the CIA from 1967–1973, and chaired the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley from 1967 to 1972.[2] He was also president and co-founder of the Japan Policy Research Institute (now based at the University of San Francisco), an organization promoting public education about Japan and Asia.[3] He wrote numerous books including, most recently, three examinations of the consequences of American Empire: Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic.

Johnson was born in 1931 in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics in 1953 and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science in 1957 and 1961 respectively. Both of his advanced degrees were from the University of California, Berkeley. Johnson met his wife Sheila, a 19 year-old junior at Berkeley, in 1956, and they were married in Reno, Nevada in May, 1957.[4]

During the Korean War, Johnson served as a naval officer in Japan.[5] He was the communications officer on a ship (the LST 883) “tasked with ferrying Chinese prisoners of war from South Korea back to North Korean ports.”[4] He taught political science at the University of California from 1962 until he retired from teaching in 1992. He was best known early in his career for his scholarship on the subjects of China and Japan.[6]

Johnson set the agenda for ten or fifteen years in social science scholarship on China with his book on peasant nationalism. His book MITI and the Japanese Miracle, on the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry was the preëminent study of the country’s development and created the subfield of what could be called the political economy of development. He coined the term “developmental state”. As a public intellectual, he first led the “Japan revisionists” who critiqued American neoliberal economics with Japan as a model; their arguments faded from view as the Japanese economy stagnated in the mid-90s and beyond. During this period, Johnson acted as a consultant for the Office of National Estimates, part of the CIA, contributing to analysis of China and Maoism.[7]

Johnson was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1976. He served as Director of the Center for Chinese Studies (1967–72[2]) and Chair of the Political Science Department at Berkeley, and held a number of important academic posts in area studies. He was a strong believer in the importance of language and historical training for doing serious research. Late in his career he became well known as a critic of “rational choice” approaches, particularly in the study of Japanese politics and political economy.

Johnson is perhaps today best known as a sharp critic of American imperialism. His book Blowback (2000) won a prize in 2001 from the Before Columbus Foundation, and was re-issued in an updated version in 2004. Sorrows of Empire, published in 2004, updated the evidence and argument from Blowback for the post-9/11 environment, and Nemesis concludes the trilogy. Johnson was featured as an expert talking head in the Eugene Jarecki-directed film Why We Fight,[3] which won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In the past, Johnson has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, Harper’s Magazine, and The Nation

 The Blowback series

Johnson believed that the enforcement of American hegemony over the world constitutes a new form of global empire. Whereas traditional empires maintained control over subject peoples via colonies, since World War II the US has developed a vast system of hundreds of military bases around the world where it has strategic interests. A long-time Cold Warrior, he applauded the dissolution of the Soviet Union: “I was a cold warrior. There’s no doubt about that. I believed the Soviet Union was a genuine menace. I still think so.”[8] But at the same time he experienced a political awakening after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, noting that instead of demobilizing its armed forces, the US accelerated its reliance on military solutions to problems both economic and political. The result of this militarism (as distinct from actual domestic defense) is more terrorism against the US and its allies, the loss of core democratic values at home, and an eventual disaster for the American economy. Of four books he wrote on this topic, the first three are referred to as The Blowback Trilogy:

  • Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

Chalmers Johnson summarized the intent of Blowback in the final chapter of Nemesis.

“In Blowback, I set out to explain why we are hated around the world. The concept “blowback” does not just mean retaliation for things our government has done to and in foreign countries. It refers to retaliation for the numerous illegal operations we have carried out abroad that were kept totally secret from the American public. This means that when the retaliation comes — as it did so spectacularly on September 11, 2001 — the American public is unable to put the events in context. So they tend to support acts intended to lash out against the perpetrators, thereby most commonly preparing the ground for yet another cycle of blowback. In the first book in this trilogy, I tried to provide some of the historical background for understanding the dilemmas we as a nation confront today, although I focused more on Asia — the area of my academic training — than on the Middle East.”[9]
  • The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

Chalmers Johnson summarizes the intent of The Sorrows of Empire in the final chapter of Nemesis.

The Sorrows of Empire was written during the American preparations for and launching of the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. I began to study our continuous military buildup since World War II and the 737 military bases we currently maintain in other people’s countries. This empire of bases is the concrete manifestation of our global hegemony, and many of the blowback-inducing wars we have conducted had as their true purpose the sustaining and expanding of this network. We do not think of these overseas deployments as a form of empire; in fact, most Americans do not give them any thought at all until something truly shocking, such as the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, brings them to our attention. But the people living next door to these bases and dealing with the swaggering soldiers who brawl and sometimes rape their women certainly think of them as imperial enclaves, just as the people of ancient Iberia or nineteenth-century India knew that they were victims of foreign colonization.”[9]
  • Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

Chalmers Johnson summarizes the intent of the book Nemesis.

“In Nemesis, I have tried to present historical, political, economic, and philosophical evidence of where our current behavior is likely to lead. Specifically, I believe that to maintain our empire abroad requires resources and commitments that will inevitably undercut our domestic democracy and in the end produce a military dictatorship or its civilian equivalent. The founders of our nation understood this well and tried to create a form of government – a republic – that would prevent this from occurring. But the combination of huge standing armies, almost continuous wars, military Keynesianism, and ruinous military expenses have destroyed our republican structure in favor of an imperial presidency. We are on the cusp of losing our democracy for the sake of keeping our empire. Once a nation is started down that path, the dynamics that apply to all empires come into play – isolation, overstretch, the uniting of forces opposed to imperialism, and bankruptcy. Nemesis stalks our life as a free nation.”[9]
  • Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope

Johnson outlines how the United States can reverse American hegemony. …”

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Robert Welch, The John Birch Society And Ron Paul –Videos

Posted on September 3, 2011. Filed under: Agriculture, American History, Babies, Banking, Blogroll, Books, Communications, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, Homes, Immigration, Inflation, Investments, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Microeconomics, Monetary Policy, Money, People, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Rants, Raves, Taxes, Technology, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Robert Welch in 1974 reveals NWO

ConCongressman Dr Ron Paul WARNS United Nations = One World Tyranny / J.B.S. FIlm 1997 gressman

Pt.1 Ron Paul speaks at the John Birch Society 50th Anniversary 2008

Pt.2 Ron Paul speaks at the John Birch Society 50th Anniversary 2008

Pt.3 Ron Paul speaks at the John Birch Society 50th Anniversary 2008

Pt.4 Ron Paul speaks at the John Birch Society 50th Anniversary 2008

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C. Bradley Thompson–Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea–Videos

Neoconservatives–Not New and Not Conservative–American Empire Interventionists

Is Bill Bennett A Classical Liberal, a.k.a. A Libertarian or A Neoconservative? His Listeners Would Like To Know.

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Thomas Barnett–The Evolution of The Middle East and The Rise of The Global Middle Class–Videos

Posted on August 22, 2011. Filed under: Banking, Blogroll, Business, Communications, Economics, Employment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Inflation, Investments, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Microeconomics, Monetary Policy, Money, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Security, Taxes, Technology, Transportation, Unemployment, Video, War, Wealth, Weapons, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Thomas Barnett: The Evolution of the Middle East

Thomas Barnett Deconstructs the Rise of the Global Middle Class

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Barack Hussein Obama: Cavalier Commander-in-Chief vs. Thomas P.M. Barnett: Prescient Planner

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No Place To Hide–Big Brother Is Watching Everything!–Videos

Posted on June 17, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Business, Communications, Computers, Crime, Demographics, Diasters, Economics, Federal Government, Taxes, Technology, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , |

 How is Big Brother watching you???

 

Big Brother Is Watching Everything 1/3

 

Big Brother Is Watching Everything 2/3

 

Big Brother Is Watching Everything 3/3

 

US electronic passport

 

Electronic Chip in the New U.S. Passport!!

 

US confirms (RFID) high-tech driver’s licences

 

LOU DOBBS TONIGHT 02.26.07 REAL ID Resistance

 

Master Plan – About the power of Google (ORIGINAL)

google IS big brother – part 1/2

 

google IS big brother – part 2/2

 

Facebook Killed the Private Life

What Facebook Is For

 

 

The Truth about Facebook!

 

Red Squad Back? Big Brother cameras zoom in on Chicago

 

Someone’s Watching part 1

 

Someone’s Watching part 2

 

No Place To Hide part 1

 

No Place To Hide part 2

 

 

No Place To Hide part 3

 

Big Brother Is Reading Your Email

 

Rockefeller Interview & Real ID/RFID Conspiracy

 

The Chip, 911 and The New World Order

 

Google turns to NSA after China Cyber Attack

 

Hackers Breach U.S. Defense Contractors Security Networks

“1984” SUMMARY/OVERVIEW — George Orwell’s “1984” … from 60second Recap®

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms

By ,

“…The National Security Agency is working with Internet service providers to deploy a new generation of tools to scan e-mail and other digital traffic with the goal of thwarting cyberattacks against defense firms by foreign adversaries, senior defense and industry officials say.

The novel program, which began last month on a voluntary, trial basis, relies on sophisticated NSA data sets to identify malicious programs slipped into the vast stream of Internet data flowing to the nation’s largest defense firms. Such attacks, including one last month against Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin, are nearly constant as rival nations and terrorist groups seek access to U.S. military secrets.

“We hope the . . . cyber pilot can be the beginning of something bigger,” Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said at a global security conference in Paris on Thursday. “It could serve as a model that can be transported to other critical infrastructure sectors, under the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security.”

The prospect of a role for the NSA, the nation’s largest spy agency and a part of the Defense Department, in helping Internet service providers filter domestic Web traffic already had sparked concerns among privacy activists. Lynn’s suggestion that the program might be extended beyond the work of defense contractors threatened to raise the stakes. …”

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Glenn Beck Asks: Will The American People Choose Liberty or Security?–Videos

Posted on May 5, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Communications, Federal Government, government, government spending, history, Homes, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Security, Talk Radio, Taxes, Technology, Unions, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Glenn Beck-05/04/11-A

 

Glenn Beck-05/04/11-B

 

Glenn Beck-05/04/11-C

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Obama’s Anti-American, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Growth, Anti-Jobs, and Anti-Security Energy Policy–Videos

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: American History, Biology, Blogroll, Chemistry, Communications, Diasters, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, European History, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, Health Care, history, Law, Life, Links, media, Nuclear Power, People, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Security, Technology, Transportation, Video, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 

“Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole—with their common aim of legal plunder—constitute socialism.”

“We have tried so many things; when shall we try the simplest of all: freedom.”

~Frederic Bastiat

 

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Pronk Pops Show 22 (Part 2)

April 08, 2011 11:16 AM PDT

Pronk Pops Show 22, April 7, 2011

Segment 1: 3,500,000 Million Americans Unemployed in March 2011 Still Exceeds Great Depression High of 13,000,000 In March 1933–The Obama Depressions Continues–Bureau of Labor Statistics: 8.8% Official Unemployment Rate (U-3) vs. Gallup Unemployment Rate of 10.0%–Nonfarm Payroll Increased By 216,000–The Government Makes The Depression Worse!–Videos

Segment 2: Obama’s Anti-American, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Growth, Anti-Jobs, and Anti-Security Energy Policy–Videos

Segment 3: Republican Establishment Will Propose A Ten Year $6,200 Billion Cut In Spending Over Ten Years–The Problem Is It Does Not Balance The Budget For Another Five Years At The Earliest–Tea Party Movement Demands Balanced Budgets Starting In 2012 For The Next Ten Years!–A Jet Plane To Prosperity Not A Path To Prosperity–Videos

Segment 4: Just One More Thing Congressman Ryan: When Does The Republican’s Path To Prosperity Balance The Budget?–The Twelth of Never!–Videos

For additional information and videos on the above segments:

http://pronkpops.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/pronk-pops-show-22-april-5-2011-segment-113500000-million-americans-unemployed-in-march-2011-still-exceeds-great-depression-high-of-13000000-in-march-1933%E2%80%93the-obama-depressions-contin/

Pres. Obama Unveils Energy Plan: Full Speech

 

Media “On Board” With Skyrocketing Energy Prices Under Obama


 

http://www.wtrg.com/prices.htm

 

Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Price

NYMEX Prices for April 1,
2011

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.22
$107.94
ICE Brent +1.34
$118.70
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0436
$3.1513
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0220
$3.1345
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.027
$4.362

http://www.wtrg.com/index.html

Barry Buys a Big New Truck! Ethanol and Food Riots !

 

Middle East Events Drives Oil Speculation

 

Ron Paul The real reason why oil prices are high

Bulltick’s Vera Forecasts $100 Oil Through End of 2011


As Market Manipulation Drives up Gas Prices


CHHS Director discusses excessive speculation in oil markets


Oil speculation and oil prices


America’s Energy Security

 

Barack Obama on Offshore Oil Drilling


Obama’s Promise the Bankrupt the Coal Industry


Air quality control technology at Dry Fork Station

 

Chris Horner On Obama Energy Policy

 

“…Crude oil, refining, distribution & marketing, and taxes are the four major cost components for estimates of the retail price of a gallon of gasoline:

  • Crude oil – the major feedstock used to produce gasoline. This portion of the gasoline price is represented by the cost of crude oil purchased by refiners.
  • Refining – processing the crude oil into gasoline. The refining portion of the gasoline price is the spread between the cost of crude oil purchased by refiners and the wholesale price of gasoline. This spread represents both the costs and profits associated with the refining process.
  • Distribution & Marketing (Retail) – the part of the supply chain where wholesale gasoline is brought to a retail station and sold to the final consumer. This portion of the gasoline price is the retail price minus the other three price components. It represents both the costs and profits associated with selling retail gasoline to the final consumer.
  • Taxes – The Federal Government levies a tax of 18.4 cents on each gallon of gasoline, and the States levy an average tax of 22 cents on each gallon. This does not account for all State and local taxes, such as sales taxes, so this component, ranging from 7.5 to 37.5 cents per gallon across States, is probably understated (and the Distribution and Marketing component correspondingly overstated). …”

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=470

Verleger Says U.S. Shale Gas Rivals Saudi Oil Reserves

ANWR Drilling

The truth about ANWR

First Deepwater Drilling Permit Since BP Oil Spill

U.S. Energy Policy Faces New Choices, Limitations

 

Dan Kish talks gas prices, keystone and energy policy

Secretary Salazar Objects to Anyone who will Listen

Inhofe Speech: Ending the Obama Administration’s Attack on Affordable Energy

Milito Says Obama Energy Lease Plans Are `Disincentives’

Shell’s Pete Slaiby talks about Alaska drilling safety

Rep Jeff Landry on FOX and Friends 031311

 

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER Huber

Bjorn Lomborg – The Facts about the Environment

Bjorn Lomborg – The Facts about the Environment (part 2)

 

Bjorn Lomborg – The Facts about the Environment (part 3)

Forget about trying to decrease the demand for energy by wage, price and production controls and government regulations and executive orders.

Forget about trying to decrease the supply of energy by banning drilling and not approving permits to drill for oil and gas and build electrical power plants and oil refineries.

The United States government should not be in the energy or real estate business by trying to pick winners and losers with government subsidies and regulations.

The government is the problem by it pervasive interference and intervention into both the energy,  transportation, agriculture and real estate sectors of the economy.

Government produces nothing but uncertainty, inflation and massive debt.

If the Federal and state governments simply got out of the way the United States economy could double its rate of growth with a full employment.

Instead the United States economy now has more government employees than employees in the manufacturing sector.

Both Federal and state governments collect more in taxes from energy suppliers than the profits earned by energy companies.

The professional politicians of both political parties together with the government bureaucracies have become a drag on the economy and a threat to the liberties of the American people.

Get Federal and state governmenst out of business and businesses out of goverments.

First, permanently shut-down the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation,  Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture.

Second, sell off Federal lands to the highest bidders.

Third, lift all bans on oil and gas exploration on land and at sea.

Fourth, end all subsidies and mandates starting with ethanol.

Obama and Ethanol

 

PA Approves Higher Ethanol Fuel Blend for More Cars

 

Myth: Corn Ethanol is Great

 

The Ethanol Myth

 

Biofuels & Ethanol: The Real Story

Food Prices Rise to ‘Dangerous Levels’

 

Fifth, drill, drill, drill.

Dramatically increase the supply of all forms of energy fuels including coal, nuclear, natural gas,and  petroleum used for electrical power generation, transportation and heating.

 

The United States does not need an energy policy.

The United States and the American people are perfectly capable of producing all of the energy it needs from domestic sources.

This requies Federal and State governments to stop government intervention into the economy in the form of regulations, taxes, subsidies, and endless lawsuits.

What the United States needs to do is unleash free enterprise to produce the cheapest energy possible whatever the fuel source.

If wind and solar energy cannot make it in the market place without government subsidies, then stop the subsidies now.

If ethanol requires a government mandate to force Americans to use have it in their gasoline, then repeal the mandate now.

 

Obama Hates US…

DRILL! DRILL!! DRILL!!!

Take decisions about energy, transportation, agriculture and real estate out of the hands of the government and put these decision in our hands–the hands of the American people.

In Our Hands: American Free Enterprise, Anti-Communism, and the Cold War (1950)

 

With less than 5% of the world population and less than 6% of world’s land, the United States today produces over 20% of the world’s gross domestic product.  Sixty years ago the United States produced nearly 50% of the world gross domestic product!.

Put the American people back to work in a peace and prosperity economy and a constitutional republic.

Vote progressive radical socialists out of office including President Obama with his so-called energy policy with his master plan.

 

” In spite of the anticapitalistic policies of all governments and of almost all political parties, the capitalist mode of production is still fulfilling its social function in supplying the consumers with more, better and cheaper goods.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Planned Chaos, page 15


“Capitalism means free enterprise, sovereignty of the consumers in economic matters, and sovereignty of the voters in political matters. Socialism means full government control of every sphere of the individuals life and the unrestricted supremacy of the government in its capacity as central board of production management.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy, page 10

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

President Obama on Green Energy

Taking lawmakers to coal plants and a coal mine in 2010

How a coal power station works

Oil Crises and History

By Ed Wallace

“…Then the most overlooked story of all came out: Oil Movements, the British firm that tracks oil shipments worldwide, pointed out that OPEC nations were already shipping less oil last month. Not because of any uprisings or closures of oil fields as in Libya, but because oil shipments always fall this time of year. Refineries worldwide go down for maintenance, preparing to switch to summer fuels for the northern hemisphere and winter fuels for the southern regions.

In a nutshell, the system already has some slack because refineries don’t want as much oil right now.

Here in America, oil marketers have not picked up oil in certain Texas counties because there’s a shortage of tankers and rail cars to carry all of the crude available. That’s because refiners want oil from the Midwest and EF Sour Crude. Those carry a discount right now, which improves refiners’ profits.

Basically, oil prices are once again being over-hyped based on speculation. This time the only legitimate fear is that, if Saudi Arabia comes undone, a real oil crisis might break out. But that possibility is remote. …”

Oil Prices and History

“…

http://www.wtrg.com/prices.htm

Oil reserves

“…The total estimated amount of oil in an oil reservoir, including both producible and non-producible oil, is called oil in place. However, because of reservoir characteristics and limitations in petroleum extraction technologies, only a fraction of this oil can be brought to the surface, and it is only this producible fraction that is considered to be reserves. The ratio of producible oil reserves to total oil in place for a given field is often referred to as the recovery factor. Recovery factors vary greatly among oil fields. The recovery factor of any particular field may change over time based on operating history and in response to changes in technology and economics. The recovery factor may also rise over time if additional investment is made in enhanced oil recovery techniques such as gas injection, water-flooding,[1] or microbial enhanced oil recovery.

Because the geology of the subsurface cannot be examined directly, indirect techniques must be used to estimate the size and recoverability of the resource. While new technologies have increased the accuracy of these techniques, significant uncertainties still remain. In general, most early estimates of the reserves of an oil field are conservative and tend to grow with time. This phenomenon is called reserves growth.[2]

Many oil-producing nations do not reveal their reservoir engineering field data and instead provide unaudited claims for their oil reserves. The numbers disclosed by some national governments are suspected of being manipulated for political reasons.[3] …”

Summary of Reserve Data as of 2010
Country Reserves [16] Production [17] Reserve life 1
109 bbl 109 m3 106 bbl/d 103 m3/d years
Venezuela 297 47.2 2.7 430 301
Saudi Arabia 267 42.4 9.7 1,540 127.5
Canada 179 28.5 2.1 330 188
Iraq 143 22.7 3.5 560 112
Iran 138 21.9 4.0 640 95
Kuwait 104 16.5 2.6 410 110
United Arab Emirates 98 15.6 2.9 460 93
Russia 60 9.5 9.9 1,570 17
Kazakhstan 47 7.5 1.4 220 93
Libya 41 6.5 1.7 270 66
Nigeria 36 5.7 2.4 380 41
United States 21 3.3 7.5 1,190 8
China 16 2.5 3.9 620 11
Qatar 15 2.4 0.9 140 46
Algeria 12 1.9 2.2 350 15
Brazil 12 1.9 2.3 370 14
Mexico 12 1.9 3.5 560 9
Total of top seventeen reserves 1,243 197.6 63.5 10,100 54

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves

List of countries by population

Rank↓ Country / Territory↓ Population↓ Date of estimate↓ % of World population↓ Source
World 6,909,700,000 April 3, 2011 100.00% US Census Bureau’s World Population Clock
1 People’s Republic of Chinan2 1,341,000,000 December 31, 2010 19.41% Official Chinese Population Estimate
2 India 1,210,193,422 March 1, 2011 17.51% Provisional 2011 Indian Census result
3 United States 311,092,000 April 3, 2011 4.5% Official United States Population Clock
4 Indonesia 237,556,363 May 2010 3.44% 2010 Indonesian Census
5 Brazil 190,732,694 August 1, 2010 2.76% 2010 Official Brazilian Census results
6 Pakistan 175,636,000 April 3, 2011 2.54% Official Pakistani Population clock
7 Nigeria 158,259,000 2010 2.29% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
8 Bangladesh 150,314,000 April 3, 2011 2.18% Official Bangladeshi Population Clock
9 Russia 142,905,200 January 1, 2011 2.07% 2010 Russian Census
10 Japan 127,960,000 March 1, 2011 1.84% Official Japan Statistics Bureau
11 Mexico 112,336,538 June 12, 2010 1.63% 2010 final census result
12 Philippines 94,013,200 Mid-2010 1.36% National Statistics Office medium projection
13 Vietnam 86,930,000 April 1, 2010 1.26% Official estimate
14 Germany 81,802,000 December 31, 2009 1.18% Official estimate
15 Egypt 80,025,000 April 3, 2011 1.16% Official Egyptian Population clock
16 Ethiopia 79,455,634 July 2010 1.15% Official estimate
17 Iran 75,078,000 2010 1.09% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
18 Turkey 73,722,988 December 31, 2010 1.07% Turkish Statistical Institute
19 Dem. Rep. of Congo 67,827,000 2010 0.98% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
20 Thailand 67,070,000 December 1, 2009 0.97% Official estimate
21 Francen3 65,821,885 January 1, 2011 0.95% Official INSEE estimate
The population figure for metropolitan France alone (without its
overseas departments and oveseas collectivities) is 63,182,000.[4]
22 United Kingdom 62,041,708 January 1, 2010 0.9% Eurostat estimate
23 Italy 60,605,053 November, 2010 0.88% Official ISTAT estimate
24 Myanmar (Burma) 50,496,000 2010 0.73% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
25 South Africa 49,991,300 July 1, 2010 0.72% Statistics South Africa
26 South Korea 48,988,833 2011 0.71% Statistics Korea
27 Spain 46,152,925 January 1, 2011 0.67% Official INE estimate
28 Colombia 45,919,000 April 3, 2011 0.66% Official Colombian Population clock
29 Ukraine 45,778,500 January 1, 2011 0.66% Official UKRSTAT estimate
30 Sudan 43,192,000 2010 0.63% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
31 Tanzania 43,187,823 2010 0.63% Official estimate
32 Argentina 40,091,359 October 27, 2010 0.58% Provisional census results
33 Kenya 38,610,097 August 24-25, 2009 0.56% Official census results
34 Poland 38,092,000 mid-2010 0.55% Official estimate
35 Algeria 36,300,000 January 1, 2011 0.53% Official estimate
36 Canada 34,406,000 April 3, 2011 0.5% Official Canadian Population clock
37 Morocco 32,107,000 April 3, 2011 0.46% Official Moroccan Population clock
38 Uganda 31,800,000 2010 0.46% Official estimate
39 Iraq 31,467,000 2010 0.46% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
40 Peru 29,461,933 June 30, 2010 0.43% Official INEI estimate (in Spanish)
41 Venezuela 29,167,000 April 3, 2011 0.42% Official Venezuelan Population clock
42 Afghanistan 29,117,000 2010 0.42% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
43 Nepal 28,584,975 2011 0.41% Official estimate
44 Uzbekistan 27,794,000 2010 0.4% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
45 Malaysia 27,565,821 2010 0.4% The 2010 Population and Housing Census (Census 2010)
46 Saudi Arabia 27,136,977 2010 0.39% Official Saudi estimate
47 Ghana 24,233,431 September 26, 2010 0.35% Provisional 2010 census results
48 North Korea 23,991,000 2010 0.35% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
49 Republic of China (Taiwan)n4 23,164,457 February 28, 2011 0.34% Official National Statistics Taiwan estimate
50 Australian5 22,608,000 April 3, 2011 0.32% Australian Official Population Clock
51 Yemen 22,492,035 2009 0.33% Official estimate
52 Mozambique 22,416,881 2010 0.32% Official estimate
53 Côte d’Ivoire 21,571,000 2010 0.31% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
54 Romania 21,466,174 January 1, 2010 0.31% Eurostat estimate
55 Syria 20,995,000 April 3, 2011 0.3% Syrian Official Population Clock
56 Sri Lanka 20,410,000 2010 0.3% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
57 Madagascar 20,146,000 2010 0.29% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
58 Cameroon 19,406,100 January 1, 2010 0.28% Official estimate
59 Angola 18,993,000 2010 0.27% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
60 Chile 17,211,200 April 3, 2011 0.25% Official INE projection (page 36)
61 Netherlands 16,659,100 April 3, 2011 0.241% Official Netherlands population clock
62 Kazakhstan 16,433,000 January 1, 2011 0.24% National Statistics Agency estimate
63 Burkina Faso 15,730,977 July 1, 2010 0.23% Official estimate
64 Malawi 15,692,000 2010 0.23% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
65 Niger 15,203,822 2010 0.22% Official estimate
66 Mali 14,517,176 April 1, 2009 0.21% Preliminary 2009 census result
67 Guatemala 14,361,666 2010 0.21% Official estimate
68 Ecuador 14,306,876 November 28, 2010 0.21% Preliminary 2010 Ecuadorian census result
69 Cambodia 13,395,682 March 3, 2008 0.19% Cambodian 2008 Census
70 Zambia 13,046,508 October 16, 2010 0.19% 2010 Zambia Census result
71 Senegal 12,861,000 2010 0.19% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
72 Zimbabwe 12,644,000 2010 0.18% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
73 Chad 11,506,000 2010 0.17% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
74 Greece 11,306,183 January 1, 2010 0.16% Eurostat estimate
75 Cuba 11,240,841 December 31, 2010 0.16% Official estimate
76 Belgium 10,827,519 January 1, 2010 0.16% Eurostat estimate
77 Portugal 10,636,888 January 1, 2010 0.15% Eurostat estimate
78 Tunisia 10,549,100 July 1, 2010 0.15% National Statistics Institute of Tunisia
79 Czech Republic 10,515,818 June 30, 2010 0.15% Official estimate
80 Bolivia 10,426,154 2010 0.15% Official estimate
81 Rwanda 10,412,820 2010 0.15% Official estimate
82 Guinea 10,324,000 2010 0.15% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
83 Haiti 10,085,214 2010 0.15% Official estimate
84 Hungary 10,014,324 January 1, 2010 0.14% Official estimate
85 Belarus 9,481,100 January 1, 2011 0.14% National Statistical Committee
86 Sweden 9,418,732 January 31, 2011 0.14% Statistics Sweden
87 Dominican Republic 9,378,818 December 1, 2010 0.14% Preliminary census result
88 Somalian7 9,359,000 2010 0.14% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
89 Azerbaijan 8,997,400 January 1, 2010 0.13% State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan
90 Benin 8,778,646 2010 0.13% Official estimate
91 Burundi 8,519,000 2010 0.12% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
92 Austria 8,396,760 2010 0.12% Official estimate
93 United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 2010 0.12% Official estimate
94 Honduras 8,215,313 2011 0.12% Official estimate
95 Switzerland 7,782,900 December 31, 2009 0.11% Official Switzerland Statistics estimate
96 Israeln8 7,708,400 January 31, 2011 0.11% Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics
97 Bulgaria 7,528,103 2010 0.11% Official estimate
98 Serbian6 7,306,677 January 1, 2010 0.11% Official estimate
99 Tajikistan 7,075,000 2010 0.102% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
100 Hong Kong 7,061,200 July 31, 2010 0.102% Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department
101 Papua New Guinea 6,888,000 2010 0.1% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
102 Togo 6,780,000 2010 0.098% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
103 Libya 6,546,000 2010 0.095% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
104 Jordan 6,472,000 2010 0.094% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
105 Paraguay 6,460,000 2010 0.093% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
106 Laos 6,230,200 2010 0.09% Official estimate
107 El Salvador 6,194,000 2010 0.09% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
108 Sierra Leone 5,836,000 2010 0.084% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
109 Nicaragua 5,822,000 2010 0.084% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
110 Denmark 5,560,628 January 1, 2011 0.08% Statistics Denmark
111 Slovakia 5,435,273 December 31, 2010 0.079% Statistics Slovakia
112 Kyrgyzstan 5,418,300 2010 0.078% Official estimate
113 Finlandn9 5,379,800 April 3, 2011 0.078% Official Finnish Population clock
114 Eritrea 5,224,000 2010 0.076% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
115 Turkmenistan 5,177,000 2010 0.075% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
116 Singapore 5,076,700 June 30, 2010 0.073% Statistics Singapore
117 Norwayn10 4,932,700 April 3, 2011 0.007% Official Norwegian Population clock
118 Costa Rica 4,563,538 2010 0.066% Official estimate
119 Central African Republic 4,506,000 2010 0.065% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
120 Ireland 4,470,700 April 2010 0.065% Irish Central Statistics Office estimate 2010
121 Georgian11 4,436,000 January 1, 2010 0.064% National Statistics Office of Georgia
122 Croatia 4,425,747 January 1, 2010 0.064% Eurostat estimate
123 New Zealand 4,406,000 April 3, 2011 0.064% Official New Zealand Population clock
124 Lebanon 4,255,000 2010 0.062% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
125 Liberia 4,102,000 2010 0.059% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
126 Palestinian territories 3,935,249 2009 0.057% Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
127 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,843,126 June 30, 2010 0.056% Official estimate
128 Republic of the Congo 3,759,000 2010 0.054% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
129 Puerto Rico 3,725,789 April 1, 2010 0.054% 2010 census
130 Moldovan12 3,563,800 January 1, 2010 0.052% National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova
131 Panama 3,405,813 May 16, 2010 0.049% Final 2010 census results
132 Mauritania 3,366,000 2010 0.049% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
133 Uruguay 3,356,584 June 30, 2010 0.049% Official estimate
134 Armenia 3,254,300 September 2010 0.047% Monthly official estimate
135 Lithuania 3,249,400 December 2010 0.047% Monthly official estimate
136 Albania 3,195,000 January 1, 2010 0.046% Institute of Statistics INSTAT Albania
137 Kuwait 3,051,000 2010 0.044% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
138 Mongolia 2,798,000 April 3, 2011 0.04% Official Mongolian population clock
139 Jamaica 2,730,000 2010 0.04% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
140 Oman 2,694,094 December 12, 2010 0.039% Preliminary census results
141 Latvia 2,229,500 January 1, 2011 0.032% Official Statistics of Latvia
142 Namibia 2,212,000 2010 0.032% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
143 Lesotho 2,084,000 2010 0.03% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
144 Republic of Macedonia 2,052,722 January 1, 2010 0.03% Eurostat estimate
145 Slovenia 2,046,930 April 3, 2011 0.03% Official Slovenian population clock
146 Botswana 1,800,098 2010 0.026% Official estimate
147 Gambia 1,751,000 2010 0.025% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
148 Qatar 1,696,563 April 20, 2010 0.025% Preliminary 2010 Census Results
149 Guinea-Bissau 1,647,000 2010 0.024% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
150 Gabon 1,501,000 2010 0.022% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
151 Estonia 1,340,122 January 1, 2011 0.019% Official estimate
152 Trinidad and Tobago 1,317,714 July 1, 2010 0.019% Official estimate
153 Mauritius 1,280,925 July 1, 2010 0.019% Official estimate
154 Swaziland 1,202,000 2010 0.017% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
155 East Timor 1,171,000 2010 0.017% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
156 Djibouti 879,000 2010 0.013% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
157 Fiji 854,000 2010 0.012% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
158 Bahrain 807,000 2010 0.012% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
159 Cyprusn14 801,851 January 1, 2010 0.012% Eurostat estimate
160 Guyana 784,894 2010 0.011% Official estimate
161 Bhutan 695,822 2010 0.01% Official estimate
162 Equatorial Guinea [5] 693,000 2010 0.01% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
163 Comorosn15 691,000 2010 0.01% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
164 Montenegro 641,966 2010 0.009% Official estimate
165 Macau 542,200 December 31, 2009 0.008% Macau Statistics and Census Service
166 Solomon Islands 530,669 2010 0.008% Official estimate
167 Western Sahara 530,000 2010 0.008% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
168 Suriname 524,000 2010 0.008% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
169 Luxembourg 502,100 2010 0.007% Official estimate
170 Cape Verde 491,575 June 16, 2010 0.007% Official estimate
171 Malta 416,333 January 1, 2010 0.006% Eurostat estimate
172 Brunei 407,000 2010 0.006% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
173 Bahamas 353,658 May 3, 2010 0.005% Official estimate
174 Belize 333,200 Mid-2009 0.005% Statistical Institute of Belize
175 Iceland 318,452 January 1, 2011 0.005% Statistics Iceland
176 Maldives 317,280 2010 0.005% Official estimate
177 Barbados 257,000 2010 0.004% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
178 Vanuatu 246,000 2010 0.004% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
179 Samoa 187,032 2010 0.003% Official estimate
180 Guam 180,000 2010 0.003% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
181 Saint Lucia 166,526 May 10, 2010 0.002% Preliminary census result
182 São Tomé and Príncipe 165,000 2010 0.002% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
183 Curaçao 142,180 January 1, 2010 0.002% Official estimate
184 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,000 2010 0.002% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
185 U.S. Virgin Islands 109,000 2010 0.002% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
186 Aruba 107,000 2010 0.002% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
187 Grenada 104,000 2010 0.002% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
188 Tonga 104,000 2010 0.002% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
189 Federated States of Micronesia 102,624 April 4, 2010 0.001% Preliminary census results
190 Kiribati 100,000 2010 0.001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
191 Jersey 92,500 December 31, 2009 0.001% Official estimate
192 Antigua and Barbuda 89,000 2010 0.001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
193 Northern Mariana Islands 88,000 2010 0.001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
194 Seychelles 86,525 July 1, 2010 0.001% Official estimate
195 Andorra 84,082 December 31, 2009 0.001% Official estimate
196 Isle of Man 80,000 2010 0.001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
197 American Samoa 69,000 2010 0.001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
198 Dominica 67,000 2010 0.001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
199 Bermuda 64,566 July 1, 2010 0.001% Official estimate
200 Guernsey 62,274 March 31, 2009 0.001% Official estimate
201 Greenland 56,452 2010 0.001% Official estimate
202 Cayman Islands 54,878 October 10, 2010 0.001% Preliminary census result
203 Marshall Islands 54,305 2010 0.001% Official estimate
204 Saint Kitts and Nevis 52,000 2010 0.001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
205 Faroe Islands 48,585 January 1, 2011 0.001% Official statistics of the Faroe Islands
206 Turks and Caicos Islands 40,357 2010 0.0006% Official estimate
207 Sint Maarten 37,429 January 1, 2010 0.0005% Official estimate
208 Liechtenstein 36,157 December 31, 2010 0.0005% Official estimate
209 Monaco 33,000 2010 0.0005% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
210 San Marino 31,887 December 31, 2010 0.0005% Monthly official estimate
211 Gibraltar 31,000 2010 0.0004% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
212 British Virgin Islands 28,213 2008 0.0004% Official estimate
213 Cook Islands 23,400 September 2010 0.0003% Official monthly estimate
214 Palau 21,000 0.0003% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
215 Anguilla 15,236 2011 0.0002% Official estimate
216 Nauru 10,000 0.0001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
217 Tuvalu 10,000 0.0001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
218 Montserrat 6,000 0.0001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
219 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 4,000 0.0001% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
220 Falkland Islands 3,000 0.00005% 2008 UN estimate for year 2010
221 Niue 1,500 0.00003% UN estimate
222 Tokelau 1,200 0.00003% UN estimate
223 Vatican City 800 0.00002% UN estimate
224 Pitcairn Islands 50 0.000001% UN estimate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population

List of countries by GDP (nominal)

“… This article includes a list of countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP), the market value of all final goods and services from a nation in a given year. The GDP dollar estimates presented here are calculated at market or government official exchange rates.

Several economies which are not considered to be countries (world, the EU, Eurozone, and some dependent territories) are included in the list because they appear in the sources. These economies are not ranked in the charts here, but are listed.

The first list includes 2010 data estimates[nb 1] for members of the International Monetary Fund. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

Rank↓ Country↓ GDP (millions of USD)↓
World 61,963,429[4]
European Union 16,106,896[4]
1 United States 14,624,184
2 People’s Republic of China 5,745,133
3 Japan 5,390,897
4 Germany 3,305,898
5 France 2,555,439
6 United Kingdom 2,258,565
7 Italy 2,036,687
8 Brazil 2,023,528
9 Canada 1,563,664
10 Russia 1,476,912
11 India 1,430,020
12 Spain 1,374,779
13 Australia 1,219,722
14 Mexico 1,004,042
15 South Korea 986,256
16 Netherlands 770,312
17 Turkey 729,051
18 Indonesia 695,059
19 Switzerland 522,435
20 Belgium 461,331
21 Sweden 444,585
22 Poland 438,884
23 Saudi Arabia 434,440
24 Republic of China (Taiwan) 426,984
25 Norway 413,511
26 Austria 366,259
27 South Africa 354,414
28 Argentina 351,015
29 Iran 337,901
30 Thailand 312,605
31 Greece 305,005
32 Denmark 304,555
33 Venezuela 285,214
34 Colombia 283,109
35 United Arab Emirates 239,650
36 Finland 231,982
Hong Kong 226,485
37 Portugal 223,700
38 Malaysia 218,950
39 Singapore 217,377
40 Egypt 216,830
41 Nigeria 206,664
42 Ireland 204,144
43 Israel 201,254
44 Chile 199,183
45 Czech Republic 195,232
46 Philippines 189,061
47 Pakistan 164,792
48 Algeria 158,969
49 Romania 158,393
50 Peru 153,549
51 New Zealand 138,003
52 Ukraine 136,561
53 Hungary 132,276
54 Kazakhstan 129,757
55 Qatar 126,518
56 Kuwait 117,316
57 Bangladesh 105,402
58 Vietnam 101,987
59 Morocco 91,702
60 Slovakia 86,262
61 Angola 85,808
62 Iraq 84,136
63 Libya 77,912
64 Sudan 65,930
65 Ecuador 61,489
66 Croatia 59,917
67 Syria 59,633
68 Oman 53,782
69 Belarus 52,887
70 Luxembourg 52,433
71 Azerbaijan 52,166
72 Dominican Republic 50,874
73 Sri Lanka 48,241
74 Slovenia 46,442
75 Bulgaria 44,843
76 Tunisia 43,863
77 Guatemala 40,773
78 Uruguay 40,714
79 Lebanon 39,149
80 Serbia 38,921
81 Uzbekistan 37,724
82 Lithuania 35,734
83 Burma 35,646
84 Costa Rica 35,019
85 Kenya 32,417
86 Ethiopia 30,941
87 Yemen 30,023
88 Panama 27,199
89 Jordan 27,129
90 Latvia 23,385
91 Cyprus 22,752
92 Tanzania 22,434
93 Côte d’Ivoire 22,384
94 Cameroon 21,882
95 El Salvador 21,796
96 Bahrain 21,733
97 Trinidad and Tobago 21,195
98 Estonia 19,220
99 Bolivia 19,182
100 Ghana 18,058
101 Paraguay 17,168
102 Uganda 17,121
103 Afghanistan 16,631
104 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16,202
105 Zambia 15,691
106 Honduras 15,340
107 Nepal 15,108
108 Equatorial Guinea 14,547
109 Jamaica 13,737
110 Iceland 12,767
111 Senegal 12,657
112 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12,600
113 Gabon 12,563
114 Botswana 12,501
115 Brunei 11,963
116 Republic of the Congo 11,884
117 Albania 11,578
118 Namibia 11,451
119 Cambodia 11,360
120 Georgia 11,234
121 Mozambique 10,212
122 Macedonia 9,580
123 Mauritius 9,427
124 Mali 9,077
125 Armenia 8,830
126 Papua New Guinea 8,809
127 Burkina Faso 8,672
128 Madagascar 8,330
129 Malta 7,801
130 Chad 7,592
131 The Bahamas 7,538
132 Haiti 6,495
133 Benin 6,494
134 Nicaragua 6,375
135 Laos 6,341
136 Mongolia 5,807
137 Kosovo 5,728
138 Rwanda 5,693
139 Niger 5,603
140 Tajikistan 5,578
141 Zimbabwe 5,574
142 Moldova 5,357
143 Malawi 5,035
144 Kyrgyzstan 4,444
145 Guinea 4,344
146 Barbados 3,963
147 Montenegro 3,884
148 Mauritania 3,486
149 Suriname 3,297
150 Swaziland 3,165
151 Fiji 3,154
152 Togo 3,074
153 Eritrea 2,254
154 Guyana 2,197
155 Central African Republic 2,113
156 Sierra Leone 1,901
157 Lesotho 1,799
158 Cape Verde 1,573
159 Burundi 1,469
160 Maldives 1,433
161 Belize 1,431
162 Bhutan 1,397
163 Djibouti 1,139
164 Antigua and Barbuda 1,099
165 The Gambia 1,040
166 Saint Lucia 1,000
167 Liberia 977
168 Seychelles 919
169 Guinea-Bissau 825
170 Vanuatu 721
171 Solomon Islands 674
172 Grenada 645
173 East Timor 616
174 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 583
175 Saint Kitts and Nevis 562
176 Comoros 557
177 Samoa 550
178 Dominica 375
179 Tonga 301
180 São Tomé and Príncipe 187
181 Kiribati 152

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Julian Assange jailed in London as Visa cuts all payments to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange ARRESTED in London 12/7/10

 

WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2010/dec/07/wikileaks-us-embassy-cables-live-updates

Judge denies WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bail

By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Cassandra Vinograd And Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press

“…A British judge jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday, ordering the leader of secret-spilling website behind bars as his organization’s finances came under increasing pressure.

Assange showed no reaction as Judge Howard Riddle denied him bail in an extradition case that could see him sent to Sweden to face allegations of rape, molestation and unlawful coercion.

Assange denies the accusations and has pledged to fight the extradition, while a spokesman for his organization said the U.S. diplomatic secrets would keep on flowing — regardless of what happened to the group’s founder.

“This will not change our operation,” Kristinn Hrafnsson told The Associated Press ahead of Assange’s hearing. As if to underline the point, WikiLeaks released a cache of a dozen new diplomatic cables, its first publication in more than 24 hours.

Assange appeared at before City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London after turning himself in to Scotland Yard earlier Tuesday, capping months of speculation over an investigation into alleged sex crimes committed in Sweden over the summer.

Judge denies WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bail

“…A British judge jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday, ordering the leader of secret-spilling website behind bars as his organization’s finances came under increasing pressure.

Assange showed no reaction as Judge Howard Riddle denied him bail in an extradition case that could see him sent to Sweden to face allegations of rape, molestation and unlawful coercion.

Assange denies the accusations and has pledged to fight the extradition, while a spokesman for his organization said the U.S. diplomatic secrets would keep on flowing — regardless of what happened to the group’s founder.

“This will not change our operation,” Kristinn Hrafnsson told The Associated Press ahead of Assange’s hearing. As if to underline the point, WikiLeaks released a cache of a dozen new diplomatic cables, its first publication in more than 24 hours. …”

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange arrested in England

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN

“…WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday in London on sexual assault charges, and is due to appear in a British court before the end of the day.

Scotland Yard confirmed in a statement that its said its extradition unit had “arrested Julian Assange on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape.” …”

“…One of Assange’s lawyers said his team will fight extradition to Sweden, in part to avoid eventually ending up in the hands of U.S. authorities. “I think he will get a fair hearing here in Britain but I think our, his, prospects if he were ever to be returned to the US, which is a real threat, of a fair trial, is, in my view, nigh on impossible,” London lawyer Jennifer Robinson told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Kristinn Hrafnsson, a spokesman for WikiLeaks, told the Associated Press that Assange’s arrest “will not change our operation.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46065.html#ixzz17RO7u9VR

The Wikileaks sex files: How two one-night stands sparked a worldwide hunt for Julian Assange

By Richard Pendlebur

“…The Stockholm police want to question him regarding the possible rape of a woman and separate allegations from another Swedish admirer, with whom he was having a concurrent fling. But there remains a huge question mark over the evidence. Many people believe that the 39-year-old ­Australian-born whistleblower is the victim of a U.S. government dirty tricks campaign.

They argue that the whole squalid affair is a sexfalla, which translates loosely from the Swedish as a ‘honeytrap’. …”

One thing is clear, though: Sweden’s complex rape laws are central to the story.

“…Using a number of sources including leaked police interviews, we can begin to piece together the sequence of events which led to Assange’s liberty being threatened by Stockholm police rather than Washington, where already one U.S. politician has called on him to executed for ‘spying’.

The story began on August 11 this year, when Assange arrived in Stockholm.

He had been invited to be the key speaker at a seminar on ‘war and the role of the media’, ­organised by the ­centre-Left Brotherhood Movement.

His point of contact was a female party official, whom we shall refer to as Sarah (her identity must be ­protected because of the ongoing legal proceedings).

An attractive blonde, Sarah was already a well-known ‘radical feminist’. In her 30s, she had travelled the world following various fashionable causes.

While a research assistant at a local university she had not only been the protegee of a militant feminist ­academic, but held the post of ‘campus sexual equity officer’. Fighting male discrimination in all forms, including sexual harassment, was her forte.

Sarah and Assange had never met. But in a series of internet and telephone conversations, they agreed that during his visit he could stay at her small apartment in central Stockholm. She said she would be away from the city until the day of the seminar itself.

The prosecution’s case has several puzzling flaws, and there is scant public evidence of rape or sexual molestation

What happened over the next few days — while casting an extraordinary light on the values of the two women involved — suggests that even if the WikiLeaks founder is innocent of any charges, he is certainly a man of strong sexual appetites who is not averse to exploiting his fame. …”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1336291/Wikileaks-Julian-Assanges-2-night-stands-spark-worldwide-hunt.html#ixzz17RZedpdf

Don’t shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths

By Julian Assange, December 8, 2010

WIKILEAKS deserves protection, not threats and attacks.

“…It is neither. WikiLeaks has a four-year publishing history. During that time we have changed whole governments, but not a single person, as far as anyone is aware, has been harmed. But the US, with Australian government connivance, has killed thousands in the past few months alone.

US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates admitted in a letter to the US congress that no sensitive intelligence sources or methods had been compromised by the Afghan war logs disclosure. The Pentagon stated there was no evidence the WikiLeaks reports had led to anyone being harmed in Afghanistan. NATO in Kabul told CNN it couldn’t find a single person who needed protecting. The Australian Department of Defence said the same. No Australian troops or sources have been hurt by anything we have published.

But our publications have been far from unimportant. The US diplomatic cables reveal some startling facts:

► The US asked its diplomats to steal personal human material and information from UN officials and human rights groups, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, credit card numbers, internet passwords and ID photos, in violation of international treaties. Presumably Australian UN diplomats may be targeted, too.

► King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked the US to attack Iran.

► Officials in Jordan and Bahrain want Iran’s nuclear program stopped by any means available.

► Britain’s Iraq inquiry was fixed to protect “US interests”.

► Sweden is a covert member of NATO and US intelligence sharing is kept from parliament.

► The US is playing hardball to get other countries to take freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Barack Obama agreed to meet the Slovenian President only if Slovenia took a prisoner. Our Pacific neighbour Kiribati was offered millions of dollars to accept detainees.

In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said “only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government”. The swirling storm around WikiLeaks today reinforces the need to defend the right of all media to reveal the truth.

Julian Assange is the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. …”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/wikileaks/dont-shoot-messenger-for-revealing-uncomfortable-truths/story-fn775xjq-1225967241332

 

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Inside Story – Julian Assange and the ‘red notice’

 

WikiLeaks Has A Right Under U.S. Constitution’s 1ST Amendment To Publish These Documents

 

Julian Assange: Is WikiLeaks Biased?

 

WikiLeaks Boss Assange Arrives At UK Court

Alison Chung and Andy Winter, Sky News Online

“…WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has arrived at a court in London after he was arrested by British police over sexual assault claims made in Sweden.

The elusive 39-year-old Australian was earlier detained by Scotland Yard officers after he voluntarily went to a police station in central London.

Speaking outside City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Mr Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens said his client is “fine”.

Asked about the meeting with police, he replied: “It was very cordial. They have verified his identity. They are satisfied he is the real Julian Assange and we are ready to go into court.”

Police contacted Mr Assange’s lawyer last night after receiving a fresh European arrest warrant from Swedish authorities, as anger grows in the US over the latest leaked embassy cables by the whistleblowing website.

Mr Stephens, who has labelled the move a “political stunt”, has warned any attempt to extradite Mr Assange will be resisted, “mainly on the grounds that he may be handed over to the Americans”.

Two women in Sweden have claimed they were sexually attacked in separate incidents when Mr Assange visited the country in August.

It’s important to remember that Mr Assange has not been charged with anything, he only wants to be interviewed as a witness, so magistrates may decide they’re not happy with sending him to Sweden…

Sky News’ foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall

 

Sky News’ foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall said: “Mr Assange had sex with the two women on August the 15th and 17th but two days later they went to a police station and claimed rape and sexual molestation.

“Mr Assange admits he had consensual sex with the women but he absolutely denies the charges.

“One of the women involved in the claims is a radical feminist in Sweden who is known to have a theory that men dominate their social positions through sex and she’s also been known to write a blog called ‘seven steps to legal revenge’.” …”

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Julian-Assange-WikiLeaks-Founder-Meets-Police-In-Britain-Over-Sexual-Assault-Claims-In-Sweden/Article/201012115849036?lpos=UK_News_News_Your_Way_Region_5&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15849036_Julian_Assange%3A_WikiLeaks_Founder_Meets_Police_In_Britain_Over_Sexual_Assault_Claims_In_Sweden

 

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“…The Times Online reports today that travelers in Europe may face intrusive airport security measures in response to an absurd stunt by Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri who blew himself up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in August with a bomb allegedly inserted in his rectum. The terrorist, supposedly a member of al-Qaeda, was attempting to assassinate Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, the Saudi anti-terrorism chief, when he blew himself into some 70 odd pieces, according to the Times.

The “butt bomb” al-Qaeda patsy Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri.

 
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It is said al-Qaeda has promised to put instructions on assembling and concealing such a device on the internet. In yet another al-Qaeda video, released in early September, al-Asiri, who was one of Saudi Arabia’s most wanted suspects, shows off the metal cylinder and larger detonator which he carried to meet the Saudi minister.

Now governments in Europe and so-called terrorism experts in the U.S. are warning that terrorists may attempt to use a rectum bomb to bring down commercial airliners.

“Such a blast, though limited in force, could be catastrophic in a pressurized airliner, say experts. Counter-measures would be draconian. As well as taking off shoes and handing in liquids, passengers could be subjected to X-ray screening or be required to hand in all electronic devices because they could be used as detonators, police commanders told Le Figaro newspaper,” Charles Bremner and Marie Tourres write for the British news website. …”

http://www.infowars.com/lurid-butt-bomb-threat-used-to-expand-airport-full-body-scans/

Here come the airport rectal exams!

“…Uh-oh. Now that a terrorist has tried unsuccessfully to blow up a Saudi prince with a bomb shoved up his ass, the TSA is obliged to perform rectal exams on every flier for the rest of time. After all, once a jihadi failed to blow up a plane with his shoe, we all needed to start taking our shoes off. Then some knuckleheads believed they could blow up a plane with energy beverages and hair gel, so now we have to limit ourselves to 100ml of all liquids and gels, unless they’re for babies or are prescription (because no mass-murderer would be so evil as to forge a doctor’s note, which, as every junkie knows, cannot possibly be forged).

Now we found someone who was made to believe he could kill people with an asshole bomb, and so it follows that the TSA will have to ban — or at least inspect — our assholes. They’re like opinions, you know, everybody’s got one. Except, of course, most of us got to keep our assholes to ourselves. Not anymore. …”

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“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, housses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

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If you are planning to fly this Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday to visit family and friends, you might want to seriously consider driving or taking a bus  instead of flying or just stay home.

The American people’s rights under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…” is being challenged by the Transportation Security Administration or TSA.

When you go to through airport security you must first pass through a metal detector than a full body radiation scan.

If you elect not to have the full body radiation scan, you are called a opt outer and subject to a perverted pat down of your entire body including genitals and breast by government groppers of the TSA.

Woman, children, and the disabled in wheel chairs may have to go through both the full naked body radiation scan and perverted pat down.

You choices are as follows

TSA: No pressure. Your Choice.

  1. Full naked body radiation scan
  2. Perverted pat downs
  3. Interrogation and possible detention, arrest and lawsuit
  4. Leave airport and drive to destination
  5. Just stay home

 

More and more Americans are electing to just stay home and save the time, money and invasion of their bodies and property and the legal molestation of their children by Federal Government Employees.

The American people should respond to the use of full naked body radiation scans and perverted pat downs by simply not traveling on commercial airlines.

The commercial airlines and not Government should be responsible for security and safety on an airline flight.

When the airlines and the travel industry experience significant drops in their revenues and profits, they will insist the full naked body scans and pat downs not be used and current TSA employees become employees of the airline and not the government.

Time for Congress to revisit the whole subject of TSA, government unions, and unreasonable searches and seizures.

Metal detectors and thermal detectors are fine:

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End the full naked body radiation scans.

End the perverted pat downs.

End the Transportation Security Administration or TSA.

Stop unreasonable searches and seizures.

Start profiling passengers and target those who have the higher probability of being terrorists or suicide bombers.

Terminate Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano for not stopping these unreasonable searches.

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“…For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they’re viewed. The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that “scanned images cannot be stored or recorded.” Now it turns out that some police agencies are storing the controversial images after all. The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse. This follows an earlier disclosure (PDF) by the TSA that it requires all airport body scanners it purchases to be able to store and transmit images for “testing, training, and evaluation purposes.” The agency says, however, that those capabilities are not normally activated when the devices are installed at airports. Body scanners penetrate clothing to provide a highly detailed image so accurate that critics have likened it to a virtual strip search. Technologies vary, with millimeter wave systems capturing fuzzier images, and backscatter X-ray machines able to show precise anatomical detail. The U.S. government likes the idea because body scanners can detect concealed weapons better than traditional magnetometers. This privacy debate, which has been simmering since the days of the Bush administration, came to a boil two weeks ago when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that scanners would soon appear at virtually every major airport. The updated list includes airports in New York City, Dallas, Washington, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Philadelphia. …” Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012583-281.html#ixzz14ztWIFHJ

Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns

By Jeremy Pelofsky

“…Executives from the travel industry, including online travel sites, theme parks and hotels, were set to meet Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Pistole on Friday to discuss their concerns that security is crimping travel. “We have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from travelers vowing to stop flying,” said Geoff Freeman, an executive vice president of the U.S. Travel Association, which set up the meeting with the Obama administration officials. “You can’t talk on the one hand about creating jobs in this country and getting this economy back on track and on the other hand discourage millions of Americans from flying, which is the gateway to commerce,” he said. Privacy groups have challenged the new body scanners in court, saying they are a violation of privacy and illegal. Lawmakers plan to hold hearings on aviation security next week when they return to Washington. Some travelers are also livid about how children are being screened. During a trip last Sunday by a father and son through Orlando airport in Florida, the 8-year-old boy was selected for extra screening by TSA after going through the metal detector. The father said the officer described the procedure before conducting it. Then he patted down the boy in the open security area, using the backside of his hands to check his genital area, he said. “I didn’t think it was going to be as horrible as he was describing,” said the boy’s father, Bill, who works as a lobbyist in Washington and did not want his full name used. …” http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AA55S20101111?ref=nf

U.S. Marshals Service Storing Naked Body Scanner Images

Kurt Nimmo “…Now it turns out police agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, are storing naked body scanner images too. In response, the advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to grant an immediate injunction and putting a kibosh to the intrusive and unconstitutional snoop program. Fresh food that lasts from eFoods Direct Despite the revelation, the TSA steadfastly maintains that naked body scanners are delivered to airports with the image recording functions disabled. “We’re not recording them,” TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz told CNET on Wednesday. “I’m reiterating that to the public. We are not ever activating those capabilities at the airport.” Let’s get serious here. Naked body scanners are obviously being used to compliment existing dossiers on Americans. The NSA, FBI, CIA, and multitudinous government agencies have long profiled all aspects of the lives of American citizens. Images captured by naked body scanners, including images of genitals, are merely the next logical step in this process. …” http://www.infowars.com/u-s-marshals-service-storing-naked-body-scanner-images/

Transportation Security Administrion

PROCUREMENT SPECIFICATION FOR WHOLE BODY IMAGER DEVICES FOR CHECKPOINT OPERATIONS

“…3.1.1.1.2 Privacy TSA policy dictates that passenger privacy is maintained and protected during passenger screening. To ensure passenger privacy safeguards arc in place, WEI systems will prohibit the storage and exporting of passenger images during normal screening operations. When not being used for normal screening operations, the capability to capture images of non-passengers for training and evaluation purposes is needed. To ensure that image capturing maintains passenger privacy, the WEI will provide two distinct modes of operation: Screening Mode and Test Mode as defined in 3.1.1.3.1. During Screening Mode, the WEI shall (6) be prohibited from exporting passenger image data, including via STIP. During Test Mode, the WEI shall (7) not be capable of conducting passenger screening. The WBI shall (8) prohibit local storage of image data in all modes. The WEI shall (9) employ 256-bit encryption for image data in accordance with Fcderal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). http://epic.org/open_gov/foia/TSA_Procurement_Specs.pdf

Are airport full body scanners a danger?

Jane Jamison

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “Technology Review” reports the technology can harm human DNA:

“The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. “Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none,” say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Now these guys think they know why.

The airport scanning technology creates a “picture” of the passenger’s body. Clothing is not really visible. Body parts, or any “additions” or augmentations to the body, such as an implanted plastic bag of explosives, are visible. …”

By Wesley Clark, MD
“…The Department of Homeland Security has the authority to stop, search, and detain anyone and anything (including the contents of your computer), for any reason, within a “Constitution-Free Zone,” resident or traveler, without a warrant and without even having probable cause — only a reasonable suspicion, which by DHS rules and case law can include even ethnic indicators. Two-thirds of Americans live within this Constitution-Free Zone, especially the “liberal” residents of coastal cities in the “blue states.”
Airport Body Scanners Finding Controlled Substances NOT Bombs!

TSA Screeners Frequently Miss Fake Bombs!

How the airport body scanner is used

TSA – Three Simple Steps

TSA – Laptops and Electronics

TSA – Why ID?

TSA – Traveling with Children

AT X-ray and Advanced Belts: TSA Checkpoint Evolution

Composure Benches: TSA Checkpoint Evolution

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

“…The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. The TSA was originally organized in the U.S. Department of Transportation but was moved to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 25, 2003. The agency is responsible for security in all modes of transportation.[1] …” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_Security_Administration

Ostensibly, your decision to travel by airline implies your choice to abandon your rights to privacy in order to serve the cause of collective security. If you don’t like it, just travel by car or bus instead — but don’t venture within one hundred miles of the border or the coast, or you may be subject to warrantless search without probable cause by other TSA agents with the Border Patrol or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement divisions.
The newly infamous body scanners are of two types. Millimeter wave scanners generate high-frequency photons, in the “terahertz” radiation band from 30 to 300 gigahertz frequency, that are able to penetrate clothing to strike the body — but penetrating much less than x-rays, that have a higher frequency and energy levels.
Backscatter scanners generate low-energy x-rays, which readily penetrate clothing, while some portion are reflected (backscattered) from the surface of the skin, detected, and used by the scanner to generate the detailed image. X-rays are ionizing radiation and are judged to have no minimum safe threshold exposure. Exposure is cumulative over one’s lifetime. This has potential implications for frequent fliers and flight personnel, who also accumulate increased lifetime exposure from cosmic ray exposures at altitude.
Consequently, serious concerns have been raised regarding unrecognized radiation effects of the body scanners. Exposure to high-energy photons of terahertz frequencies may be damaging to the
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United States Department of Homeland Security

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    Saddling Posterity with Debt

“We believe–or we act as if we believed–that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority.”

~Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

US Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

United States Department of Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

United States Department of Homeland Security

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2010/assets/dhs.pdf

Department of Homeland Security: History

http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/history/

“…Department of Homeland Security – $42.7billion+$2.8billion from the Recovery Act

The Department of Homeland Security budget focuses on safeguarding transportation systems, strengthening border security and immigration services and increasing research and development for cybersecurity.

Department of Homeland Security

Major Department of Homeland Security Expenses

Transportation

  • 15 new Visual Intermodal Protection Response teams to increase in random force protection capability – $50,000,000
  • DHS and DoT Planning and modernization of freight infrastructure linking coastal and inland ports to highway and rail networks – $25,000,000

Cybersecurity and Technology R&D

  • Increase resilience and security of private and public sector cyber infrastructure – $355,000,000
  • Ongoing support and improvement of surveillance technologies to detect biological threats – $36,000,000

Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Services

  • Expansion of exit pilot and key land points of entry and general border secutiry priorities – $45,000,000
  • Support of existing Customs and Border Protections – $368,000,000
  • Expansion of electronic employment verification system, E-Verify, that hlps US employers to comply with immigration laws – $110,000,000

State Homeland Security Activities

  • Addition of state and local level intelligence analysts – $260,000,000

…”

http://www.onlineforextrading.com/blog/federal-budget-broken-down/

“…Department of Homeland Security

The missions of the Department of Homeland Security are to prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks; protect the American people, our critical infrastructure, and key resources; and respond to and recover from incidents that do occur. The third largest Cabinet department, DHS was established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, largely in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The new department consolidated 22 executive branch agencies, including the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

DHS employs 216,000 people in its mission to patrol borders, protect travelers and our transportation infrastructure, enforce immigration laws, and respond to disasters and emergencies. The agency also promotes preparedness and emergency prevention among citizens. Policy is coordinated by the Homeland Security Council at the White House, in cooperation with other defense and intelligence agencies, and led by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.

…”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch

United States Department of Homeland Security

“…The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the United States federal government with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the U.S. from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters.

Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United States within, at, and outside its borders. Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism.[3] On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and services functions into two separate and new agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additionally, the border enforcement functions of the INS, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service were consolidated into a new agency under DHS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Protective Service falls under the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

With more than 200,000 employees, DHS is the third largest Cabinet department, after the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.[4] Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council. Other agencies with significant homeland security responsibilities include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, and Energy.

The creation of DHS constituted the biggest government reorganization in American history, and the most substantial reorganization of federal agencies since the National Security Act of 1947, which placed the different military departments under a secretary of defense and created the National Security Council and Central Intelligence Agency. DHS also constitutes the most diverse merger of federal functions and responsibilities, incorporating 22 government agencies into a single organization.[5]

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“…

Structure

Organizational chart showing the chain of command among the top-level officials in the Department of Homeland Security, as of July 17, 2008.

The Department of Homeland Security is headed by the Secretary of Homeland Security with the assistance of the Deputy Secretary. The Department contains the components listed below.[6] Not all subcomponents are listed; see the linked articles for more details.

Agencies:

  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – Processes citizenship, residency, and asylum requests from foreigners
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Staff border checkpoints, collect tariffs, and patrol the border
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Long-term investigations of border violations
  • Transportation Security Administration – Responsible for aviation security (domestic and international, most notably conducting passenger screenings at airports), as well as land and water transportation security
  • United States Coast Guard – Maritime security, national defense, maritime mobility, and protection of natural resources (assigned to Department of the Navy during times of war or at the president’s direction)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – Disaster preparedness, response, and recovery
  • United States Secret Service – Protective services for important officials and protection of the U.S. currency

(Passports for U.S. Citizens are issued by the United States Department of State, not the Department of Homeland Security.)

Advisory groups:

  • Homeland Security Advisory Council – State and local government, first responders, private sector, and academics
  • National Infrastructure Advisory Council – Advises on security of public and private information systems
  • Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee – Advise the Under Secretary for Science and Technology.
  • Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council – Coordinate infrastructure protection with private sector and other levels of government
  • Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Task Force on New Americans – “An inter-agency effort to help immigrants learn English, embrace the common core of American civic culture, and become fully American.”

Other components:

  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office – Develop nuclear threat detection capabilities at all levels of government and in the private sector
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – Interagency law enforcement training facility
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate – risk-reduction, encompassing both physical and virtual threats and their associated human elements
    • Federal Protective Service – Federal law enforcement and security for federal buildings, properties, assets, and federal government interests
    • National Communications System
  • Directorate for Science and Technology – Research and development
  • Directorate for Management – Responsible for internal budgets, accounting, performance monitoring, and human resources
  • Office of Policy – Long-range policy planning and coordination
    • Office of Immigration Statistics
  • Office of Health Affairs – Medical preparedness
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis – Identify and assess threats based on intelligence from various agencies
  • Office of Operations Coordination – Monitor domestic security situation on a daily basis, coordinate activities with state and local authorities and private sector infrastructure
  • Office of the Secretary includes the Privacy Office, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Office of Inspector General, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Public Affairs, Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement (CNE), Office of the Executive Secretariat (ESEC), and the Military Advisor’s Office.
  • National Cyber Security Center
  • …”

“…

In response to the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security (OHS) to coordinate “homeland security” efforts. The office was headed by former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, who assumed the title of Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. The official announcement stated:

The mission of the Office will be to develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks. The Office will coordinate the executive branch’s efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States.[10]

Ridge began his duties as OHS director on October 8, 2001.

The Department of Homeland Security was established on November 25, 2002, by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. It was intended to consolidate U.S. executive branch organizations related to “homeland security” into a single Cabinet agency. The following 22 agencies were incorporated into the new department:[11]

  • Customs Service – Treasury
  • Coast Guard – Transportation
  • Secret Service – Treasury
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service) – Justice
  • United States Border Patrol (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service) – Justice
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service) – Justice
  • United States Federal Protective Service – General Services Administration
  • Transportation Security Administration – Transportation
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – Treasury
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Agriculture
  • Office for Domestic Preparedness – Justice
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Strategic National Stockpile and the National Disaster Medical System – HHS
  • Nuclear Incident Response Team – Energy
  • Domestic Emergency Support Teams – Justice
  • National Domestic Preparedness Office – FBI
  • CBRN Countermeasures Programs – Energy
  • Environmental Measurements Laboratory – Energy
  • National BW Defense Analysis Center – Defense
  • Plum Island Animal Disease Center – Agriculture
  • Federal Computer Incident Response Center – GSA
  • National Communications System – Defense
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) (formerly the National Infrastructure Protection Center) – FBI
  • Energy Security and Assurance Program – Energy

Prior to the signing of the bill, controversy about its adoption centered on whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency should be incorporated in part or in whole (neither were included). The bill itself was also controversial for the presence of unrelated “riders”, as well as for eliminating certain union-friendly civil service and labor protections for department employees. Without these protections, employees could be expeditiously reassigned or dismissed on grounds of security, incompetence or insubordination, and DHS would not be required to notify their union representatives.

The plan stripped 180,000 government employees of their union rights.[12] In 2002, Bush officials argued that the September 11 attacks made the proposed elimination of employee protections imperative.[13]

Congress ultimately passed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 without the union-friendly measures, and President Bush signed the bill into law on November 25, 2002. It was the largest U.S. government reorganization in the 50 years since the United States Department of Defense was created.

Tom Ridge was named secretary on January 24, 2003 and began naming his chief deputies. DHS officially began operations on January 24, 2003, but most of the department’s component agencies were not transferred into the new Department until March 1.[10]

After establishing the basic structure of DHS and working to integrate its components and get the department functioning, Ridge announced his resignation on November 30, 2004, following the re-election of President Bush. Bush initially nominated former New York City Police Department commissioner Bernard Kerik as his successor, but on December 10, Kerik withdrew his nomination, citing personal reasons and saying it “would not be in the best interests” of the country for him to pursue the post. On January 11, 2005, President Bush nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff to succeed Ridge. Chertoff was confirmed on February 15, 2005, by a vote of 98–0 in the U.S. Senate. He was sworn in the same day.[10]

In February 2005, DHS and the Office of Personnel Management issued rules relating to employee pay and discipline for a new personnel system named MaxHR. The Washington Post said that the rules would allow DHS “to override any provision in a union contract by issuing a department-wide directive” and would make it “difficult, if not impossible, for unions to negotiate over arrangements for staffing, deployments, technology and other workplace matters.”[13]

In August 2005, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer blocked the plan on the grounds that it did not ensure collective-bargaining rights for DHS employees.[13]

A federal appeals court ruled against DHS in 2006; pending a final resolution to the litigation, Congress’s fiscal year 2008 appropriations bill for DHS provided no funding for the proposed new personnel system.[13] DHS announced in early 2007 that it was retooling its pay and performance system and retiring the name “MaxHR”.[10]

In a February 2008 court filing, DHS said that it would no longer pursue the new rules, and that it would abide by the existing civil service labor-management procedures. A federal court issued an order closing the case.[13]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Homeland_Security

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Ban Bailouts–Stop Inflation Now (SIN)–Stop Socialism of Losses!

Posted on November 10, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Energy, Immigration, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Resources, Security, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.” 

~ Frederic Bastiat, The Law

 

President-Elect of United States of America Obama

President-Elect of United States of America Obama

 

Power of the Market – How to Cure Inflation 1

 

 

Power of the Market – How to Cure Inflation 2

 

Power of the Market – How to Cure Inflation 3

 

 

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.

~Milton Friedman

No more bailouts.

Ban them all.

Enough is enough.

In a free enterprise economic system businesses go out of business every day.

New businesses are also started everday.

The management of the auto companies gave into union demands for higher wages, pensions and health care over many years resulting in cars that are no longer price competitive with auto companies that do not have unions.

On the Skids: Are U.S. Automakers Running Out of Time?

 

If the auto industry accepts a government bailout, I will never buy another American car again.

Either compete in the marketplace or go out of business–no bailouts.

Only if you are huge can you go to the Federal government hat in hand and ask for billions of dollars.

Your company may or may not get any money.

If you are a small to even large business, you will not get a dime and you will be lucky to even get a hearing.

Those companies that contribute to political campaigns whether Republican or Democrat due receive special consideration but no guaranntee of a bailout.

Now you know why Obama was getting all those bundled campaign contributions from Wall Street and the auto industry.

If you have a workforce with large unions, you will also get special consideration from the Democratic Party.

Looks like the economy is going into a period of stagflation or a repeat of the Carter years.

No more  bailout government intervention in the economy.

Hyperinflation is the final result of bailout after bailout.

A printing press inflation a la the German Weimar Republic inflation in 1922-1923 is now in the making.

When President Barack Obama calls for wage and price controls like Nixion and Carter you will know for sure that inflation has arrived and they are in panic mode.

The fact that wage and price controls always lead to higher inflation will not matter.

First, they institute the “Fairness Doctrine” to stop free speech on talk radio–to shut you up.

Second, they take your guns–to disarm you.

Third, they take your property–to make you poor and dependent on government.

Fourth, they call out their new national civilian police force if you protest or resist.

Fifth, they will force you to “serve” in one of their corps:

America Serves

“When you choose to serve — whether it’s your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood — you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That’s why it’s called the American dream.”

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

http://change.gov/americaserves/

Obama Poster

Obama Poster

 

Obama to “rule” as president

 

Htiler Youth

 

Triumph of the Will – Hitler Youth Rally 2

 

Seems like the revivial of the Hitler Youth corps in America together with the Sturmabteilung (the SA) or “brownshirts” as a new National Civilian Police force.

The similiarities are “creepy” as in the “creepy cult of personality.”

 

 Obama’s Cult of Personality

 

This is the road to socialism and serfdom.

Sounds like Nazis Germany in 1933.

This was one of the results of the fall of the Weimar Republic.

Chancellor Hitler was also an excellent speaker and very popular with the German people from 1933 to 1942.

Start connecting the dots people.

Obama is a radical socialist and is modeling his socialist movement and related organizations after Hitler’s National Socialism.

He is using the financial crisis as a cover for instituting radical change in America’s institutions.

The American elites are betraying the American people and believe they can control Obama.

Do not bet your life on it.

Many in Germany did and lost their lives.

Where is the adult supervision?

The inmates in Congress, the Whitehouse, and in the courts are running the asylum.

Lawrence G. Hrebiniak: The Mismanagement of America, Inc.

Inflation is another tax on the American people’s savings and investments.

All the Federal government needs to do is keep bailing out their political allies and have the Federal Reserve follow a low interest expansionary monetary policy.

Sooner rather latter inflation results.

The Rise of National Socialism in the United States of America?

Time for more SIN buttons–Stop Inflation Now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

sin1

 

‘Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.’

~George Santayana

 

Chancellor of Germany Hitler

 

 

Martial Law & Economic Disorder with Glenn Beck

 

 

Obama’s Homeland Security Police State

 

Obama’s Homeland Security Police State

 

Auto Industry Won’t Go Down

 

Wall Street “Socialism”, the new moral hazard

 

Ron Paul to Bernanke – Moral hazard of currency devaluation

 

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER | Paul Solman’s Moral Hazard Pt. 1 | PBS

 

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER | Paul Solman’s Moral Hazard Pt. 2 | PBS

 

LOL

Bird and Fortune – Financial Adviser

 

No More Bailouts!!!

Nationalizing Detroit

“…A bailout might avoid any near-term bankruptcy filing, but it won’t address Detroit’s fundamental problems of making cars that Americans won’t buy and labor contracts that are too rich and inflexible to make them competitive. As Paul Ingrassia notes nearby, Detroit’s costs are far too high for their market share. While GM has spent billions of dollars on labor buyouts in recent years, they are still forced by federal mileage standards to churn out small cars that make little or no profit at plants organized by the United Auto Workers.

Rest assured that the politicians don’t want to do a thing about those labor contracts or mileage standards. In their letter, Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid recommend such “taxpayer protections” as “limits on executive compensation and equity stakes” that would dilute shareholders. But they never mention the UAW contracts that have done so much to put Detroit on the road to ruin. In fact, the main point of any taxpayer rescue seems to be to postpone a day of reckoning on those contracts. That includes even the notorious UAW Jobs Bank that continues to pay workers not to work.

A Detroit bailout would also be unfair to other companies that make cars in the U.S. Yes, those are “foreign” companies in the narrow sense that they are headquartered overseas. But then so was Chrysler before Daimler sold most of the car maker to Cerberus, the private equity fund. Honda, Toyota and the rest employ about 113,000 American auto workers who make nearly four million cars a year in states like Alabama and Tennessee. Unlike Michigan, these states didn’t vote for Mr. Obama.

But the very success of this U.S. auto industry indicates that highly skilled American workers can profitably churn out cars without being organized by the UAW. A bailout for Chrysler would in essence be assisting rich Cerberus investors at the expense of middle-class nonunion auto workers. Is this the new “progressive” era we keep reading so much about?

The car makers say that bankruptcy is unthinkable and “not an option.” And bankruptcy would certainly be expensive, not least for Washington itself, which could be responsible for 600,000 or so retiree pensions through the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. In that sense, the bailout is intended to rescue the politicians from having to honor that earlier irresponsible guarantee. But at least that guarantee would be finite. If Uncle Sam buys into Detroit, $50 billion would only be the start of the outlays as taxpayers were obliged to protect their earlier investment in uncompetitive companies. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122628060458212379.html

Bailout Nation

“…Capitalism is a system of profit and loss. It works because each person and each company, in seeking its own interest, is led “as if by an invisible hand” to supply goods and services that others want. Companies that satisfy consumers prosper. Companies that can’t produce goods that consumers want–like Chrysler, repeatedly–suffer and sometimes go out of business. The failures are often painful. But as Dwight Lee and Richard McKenzie wrote in their book Failure and Progress (or at least in this column based on the book), “Economic failure is to the economy what physical pain is to the body. No one enjoys pain, but without it the body would lack the information needed to maintain its health.” Government subsidies to prevent business failure simply keep pouring money into businesses that are relatively unsuccessful at satisfying consumer desires. They are, among other things, censorship of vitally needed information. Employees, entrepreneurs, and investors need to know where their money and talent are most valuable. Profits and losses are key indicators of that.

When businesses make bad decisions, they should suffer economic losses. That’s how we keep the system honest and productive. Caroline Baum of Bloomberg points out that the bailout for subprime borrowers involved helping people to stay in homes that they couldn’t afford, in many cases because they misled lenders or connived with lenders who knew they could package and resell bad mortgages. When governments make bad decisions, they should not pour good money after bad. Instead, they should try to repeal burdensome regulations, privatize functions that ought to be private, and be willing to sell purchases they shouldn’t have made, even at a loss.

Plenty of people had warned about the problems of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As Arnold Kling notes in a new Cato Briefing Paper, the current crisis ” may have been the most avoidable financial crisis in history.” Treasury Secretary Larry Summers was one of those Cassandras back in 1999. So was Lawrence J. White in a 2004 Cato Policy Analysis calling for privatization, or failing that, a clear removal of the federal guarantee for the two companies. Instead, Congress and successive administrations continued to push Fannie and Freddie to get bigger and to buy mortgages that were in clear jeopardy of default. And now, having created this crisis, the federal government proposes not to wind down the overextended companies but to take them over so they can get all the benefits of crack federal financial management. Kling proposes a better exit strategy. …”

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2008/09/08/bailout-nation/

 

Moral harzard

Moral hazard is the prospect that a party insulated from risk may behave differently from the way it would behave if it were fully exposed to the risk. Moral hazard arises because an individual or institution does not bear the full consequences of its actions, and therefore has a tendency to act less carefully than it otherwise would, leaving another party to bear some responsibility for the consequences of those actions. For example, an individual with insurance against automobile theft may be less vigilant about locking his or her car, because the negative consequences of automobile theft are (partially) borne by the insurance company.

Moral hazard is related to information asymmetry, a situation in which one party in a transaction has more information than another. The party that is insulated from risk generally has more information about its actions and intentions than the party paying for the negative consequences of the risk. More broadly, moral hazard occurs when the party with more information about its actions or intentions has a tendency or incentive to behave inappropriately from the perspective of the party with less information.

A special case of moral hazard is called a principal-agent problem, where one party, called an agent, acts on behalf of another party, called the principal. The agent usually has more information about his or her actions or intentions than the principal does, because the principal usually cannot perfectly monitor the agent. The agent may have an incentive to act inappropriately (from the viewpoint of the principal) if the interests of the agent and the principal are not aligned. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_hazard

 

Inflation in the Weimar Republic

“In economics, hyperinflation is inflation that is “out of control”, a condition in which prices increase rapidly as a currency loses its value. Formal definitions vary from a cumulative inflation rate over three years approaching 100% to “inflation exceeding 50% a month.” In informal usage the term is often applied to much lower rates. As a rule of thumb, normal inflation is reported per year, but hyperinflation is often reported for much shorter intervals, often per month.

The definition used by most economists is “an inflationary cycle without any tendency toward equilibrium.” A vicious circle is created in which more and more inflation is created with each iteration of the cycle. Although there is a great deal of debate about the root causes of hyperinflation, it becomes visible when there is an unchecked increase in the money supply or drastic debasement of coinage, and is often associated with wars (or their aftermath), economic depressions, and political or social upheavals. …”

 

“…Although the inflation decreased with the introduction of the Rentenmark and the Weimar Republic continued for a decade afterwards, hyperinflation is widely believed to have contributed to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Adolf Hitler himself in his book, Mein Kampf, makes many references to the German debt and the negative consequences that brought about the “necessity” of National Socialism. The inflation also raised doubts about the competence of liberal institutions, especially amongst a middle class who had held cash savings and bonds. It also produced resentment of Germany’s bankers and speculators, many of them Jewish, whom the government and press blamed for the inflation.[5] …” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflation_in_the_Weimar_Republic

 

Hyperinflation in Germany, 1914-1923

Daily Article by

“…The German inflation of 1914–1923 had an inconspicuous beginning, a creeping rate of one to two percent. On the first day of the war, the German Reichsbank, like the other central banks of the belligerent powers, suspended redeemability of its notes in order to prevent a run on its gold reserves.

Like all the other banks, it offered assistance to the central government in financing the war effort. Since taxes are always unpopular, the German government preferred to borrow the needed amounts of money rather than raise its taxes substantially. To this end it was readily assisted by the Reichsbank, which discounted most treasury obligations.

A growing percentage of government debt thus found its way into the vaults of the central bank and an equivalent amount of printing press money into people’s cash holdings. In short, the central bank was monetizing the growing government debt.

By the end of the war the amount of money in circulation had risen fourfold and prices some 140 percent. Yet the German mark had suffered no more than the British pound, was somewhat weaker than the American dollar but stronger than the French franc. Five years later, in December 1923, the Reichsbank had issued 496.5 quintillion marks, each of which had fallen to one-trillionth of its 1914 gold value.[1]  …”

http://mises.org/story/2347 

 

Adolf Hitler

“Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born politician who was elected to lead the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei NSDAP), the Nazi Party. He was Chancellor of Germany (1933–1945) and Führer und Reichskanzler of Germany (1934–1945).

Hitler was a decorated veteran of World War I who led the Nazi Party in Weimar Germany. Following his imprisonment after a 1923 failed coup, he gained support by promoting nationalism, antisemitism and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and propaganda. The Nazis executed or assassinated many of their opponents, restructured the state economy, rearmed the armed forces and established a totalitarian and fascist dictatorship. Hitler pursued a foreign policy with the declared goal of seizing Lebensraum (“living space”). The German invasion of Poland in 1939 caused the British and French Empires to declare war on Germany, leading to the outbreak of World War II in Europe.[3]

The Axis powers occupied most of continental Europe and parts of Asia and Africa until defeated by the Allies. By 1945, Germany was in ruins. Hitler’s bid for territorial conquest and racial subjugation caused the deaths of 43 million people, including the systematic genocide of an estimated six million Jews as well as various additional “undesirable” populations in what is known as the Holocaust.

During the final days of the war in 1945, as Berlin was being invaded by the Red Army, Hitler married Eva Braun.[4] Less than 24 hours later, the two committed suicide in the Führerbunker. …”

Nazi Party Election Results
Date Votes Percentage Seats in Reichstag Background
May 1924 1,918,300 6.5 32 Hitler in prison
December 1924 907,300 3.0 14 Hitler is released from prison
May 1928 810,100 2.6 12  
September 1930 6,409,600 18.3 107 After the financial crisis
July 1932 13,745,800 37.4 230 After Hitler was candidate for presidency
November 1932 11,737,000 33.1 196  
March 1933 17,277,000 43.9 288 During Hitler’s term as Chancellor of Germany

“…Removal of remaining limits

With this combination of legislative and executive power, Hitler’s government further suppressed the remaining political opposition. The Communist Party of Germany and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) were banned, while all other political parties were forced to dissolve themselves. Finally, on 14 July, the Nazi Party was declared the only legal party in Germany. Labour unions were merged with employers’ federations into an organisation under Nazi control, and the traditional autonomy of German state governments was abolished.

Hitler also used the SA paramilitary to push Hugenberg into resigning, and proceeded to politically isolate Vice-Chancellor Papen. Because the SA’s demands for political and military power caused much anxiety among military leaders, Hitler used allegations of a plot by the SA leader Ernst Röhm to purge the SA’s leadership during the Night of the Long Knives. Opponents unconnected with the SA were also murdered, notably Gregor Strasser and former Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher.[48]

President Paul von Hindenburg died on 2 August 1934. Rather than holding new presidential elections, Hitler’s cabinet passed a law proclaiming the presidency dormant and transferred the role and powers of the head of state to Hitler as Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and chancellor). Thereby Hitler also became supreme commander of the military, whose officers then swore an oath not to the state or the constitution but to Hitler personally.[49] In a mid-August plebiscite, these acts found the approval of 84.6% of the electorate.[50] This action technically violated both the constitution and the Enabling Act. The constitution had been amended in 1932 to make the president of the High Court of Justice, not the chancellor, acting president until new elections could be held. The Enabling Act specifically barred Hitler from taking any action that tampered with the presidency. However, no one dared object. With this action, Hitler effectively removed the last remedy by which he could be dismissed from office—and with it, all checks and balances on his power.

In 1938, Hitler forced the resignation of his War Minister (formerly Defense Minister), Werner von Blomberg, after evidence surfaced that Blomberg’s new wife had a criminal past. Hitler replaced the Ministry of War with the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (High Command of the Armed Forces, or OKW), headed by General Wilhelm Keitel. More importantly, Hitler announced he was assuming personal command of the armed forces. He took over Blomberg’s other old post, that of Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, for himself. He was already Supreme Commander by virtue of holding the powers of the president. The next day, the newspapers announced, “Strongest concentration of powers in Führer’s hands!” Many experts believe that it was at this point that Hitler became absolute dictator of Germany. It can, however, be argued that he became absolute dictator four years earlier with his assumption of the president’s powers. …” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler 

 

Hitler Youth

 

“…The Hitler Youth (German: Hitler-Jugend  , abbreviated HJ) was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. It existed from 1922 to 1945. The HJ was the second oldest paramilitary Nazi group, founded one year after its adult counterpart, the Sturmabteilung (the SA). …”

“…The HJ was organized into corps under adult leaders, and the general membership comprised boys aged fourteen to eighteen. From 1936, membership of the HJ was compulsory for all young German men. The HJ was also seen as an important stepping stone to future membership of the elite Schutzstaffel (the SS). Members of the HJ were particularly proud to be bestowed with the single Sig Rune (victory symbol) by the SS. The SS utilized two Sig Runes as their mark, and this gesture served to symbolically link the two groups.

The HJ was organized into local cells on a community level. Such cells had weekly meetings at which various Nazi doctrines were taught by adult HJ leaders. Regional leaders typically organized rallies and field exercises in which several dozen Hitler Youth cells would participate. The largest HJ gathering usually took place annually, at Nuremberg, where members from all over Germany would converge for the annual Nazi Party rally.

The HJ maintained training academies comparable to preparatory schools. They were designed to nurture future Nazi Party leaders, and only the most radical and devoted HJ members could expect to attend.

The HJ also maintained several corps designed to develop future officers for the Wehrmacht. The corps offered specialist pre-training for each of the specific arms for which the HJ member was ultimately destined. The Marine Hitler Youth, for example, was the largest such corps and served as a water rescue auxiliary to the Kriegsmarine[citations needed].

Another branch of the HJ was the Deutsche Arbeiter Jugend – HJ (German Worker Youth – HY). This organization within the Hitler Youth was a training ground for future labor leaders and technicians. Its symbol was a rising sun with a swastika.

The Hitler Youth regularly issued the Wille und Macht (Will and Power) monthly magazine. This publication was also its official organ and its editor was Baldur von Schirach.[3] Other publications included Die Kameradshaft (Comradeship), which had a girl’s version for the BDM called Mädelschaft, and a yearbook called Jungen eure Welt (Youth your World).[4] …”

Hitler Youth Poster

Hitler Youth Poster

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Youth 

 

CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Web faux pas: Plan leaked for ‘civilian security force’?
Before blogs caught it, Obama site told of requiring students to serve

“…The official website of President-Elect Barack Obama , Change.gov, originally announced that Obama would “require” all middle school through college students to participate in community service programs; but after a flurry of blogs protested children being drafted into Obama’s proposed youth corps, the website’s wording was softened.

 

 

Originally, under the tab “America Serves” Change.gov read, “President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in under served schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps.

“Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year,” the site announced.

The language of requiring students to serve and the creation of a “Classroom Corps” sparked a surge of criticism from bloggers for bringing back memories of the much-publicized video of marching Obama youth and Obama’s “civilian national security force,” which the candidate said in July would be just as powerful and well-funded as the U.S. military. …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80539

 

Overlord Obama is ready to “rule;” arrives at his palace

By Michelle Malkin  

obama_vadar

 

Other presidents have stepped up to “lead,” “serve,” and “govern.”

Not Barack Obama. He is ready to “begin to rule on Day One,” sayeth Obama minion Valerie Jarrett. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/10/overlord-obama-is-ready-to-rule/

 

AIG uses my money to tell me how taking more of my money is good for me

By Michelle Malkin  

“…In the dark of night last night, the Bush administration and AIG hammered out a plan to confiscate more of my money and yours For The Good Of The Economy. The first $85 billion didn’t work. The next $38 billion work. So let’s throw more bad money after bad! Who needs Obama? Like I’ve said repeatedly over the last year, statism and socialism are here and now. Via WSJ:  

 http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/10/aig-uses-my-money-to-tell-me-how-taking-more-of-my-money-is-good-for-me/

Bailout Politics
The Congressional Dems who enabled this crisis are now being trusted to fix it?By Thomas Sowell

“…Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not deserve to be bailed out, but neither do workers, families and businesses deserve to be put through the economic wringer by a collapse of credit markets, such as occurred during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Neither do the voters deserve to be deceived on the eve of an election by the notion that this is a failure of free markets that should be replaced by political micro-managing.

If Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were free market institutions they could not have gotten away with their risky financial practices because no one would have bought their securities without the implicit assumption that the politicians would bail them out.

It would be better if no such government-supported enterprises had been created in the first place and mortgages were in fact left to the free market. This bailout creates the expectation of future bailouts.

 

Phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would make much more sense than letting politicians play politics with them again, with the risk and expense being again loaded onto the taxpayers. …” 

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OWE3OWU3OTExYzNlNTUzMzY2YmJmOWZjMzcwN2M1NjU=

 

Did the Obama Campaign Promise Media Companies Bailout Money For Positive Press?

“…The NYT’s debt has been downgraded to junk bond status.The Tribune Company has debt financing troubles. If banks,insurance companies,and car companies can loot the taxpayers because they’d paid off the right politicians: why shouldn’t we expect the media companies to do the same? The overt bias of the media,this campaign cycle,seems much more than liberal reporters air brushing Obama’s past.Has the Obama campaign promised the media companies taxpayer dollars for good coverage? Just in case you think what I written here is crackpot musings,GE the parent company of NBC,MSNBC,and CNBC is getting bailout money.A free press is only possible with the free market in goods and services which implies a healthy respect for property rights.Companies that take bailout money aren’t concerned with free speech or property rights.Something to think about as freedom gets extinguished.Just how independent can a news organization be when they are on the pad of the federal government? …”

http://nalert.blogspot.com/2008/10/did-obama-campaign-promise-media.html

 

Winners and Sinners

“…When President Ford began sporting his lapel button proclaiming WIN (for Whip Inflation Now), a Miami entrepreneur named Marvin D. Baida was quick to see the possibilities. But when he tried to peddle WIN pins for a quarter each, there were few takers. Then Baida had an inspiration: he started selling a 25¢ button that declared SIN (for Stop Inflation Now). The public took to SIN instantly: 60,000 pins have been ordered, and Baida has branched out into T shirts and bumper stickers (HONK IF YOU WANT TO SIN). …”

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,945281,00.html?iid=digg_share

 

The Neglected Home Front

From Foreign Affairs

“…The Federal Reserve describes itself as a system that is “independent within the government.” This means it must work within the overall objectives established by Congress, but its decisions do not have to be ratified by the president or anyone else in the executive branch. This level of independence is justified as both a check on executive power and as a way to manage the risk that decisions directly affecting the operation of the marketplace might become dangerously politicized. The case for a similar approach to homeland security is compelling. In both instances, the goal is to better align commercial interests with public interests.

The overall thrust of this proposed FSRS is to create a participatory system that does not unrealistically rely on the activities of federal agencies. By using the Federal Reserve as a template for enlisting expertise beyond Washington, the United States can achieve a middle ground between placing the fate of critical networks entirely in the hands of overworked federal authorities and relying on a laissez-faire approach that provides no protection.

This, admittedly, is an ambitious proposal. But now is not a time for timidity. Nor is it a time for persisting with an outmoded national security framework, designed for a different enemy in a century gone by. Americans must demand that their government put in place the kind of structure that widens the breadth and quality of civic participation in making the United States safe. And the entire nation, not just the national security establishment, must be organized for the long, deadly struggle against terrorism.”

http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20040901faessay83504-p40/stephen-e-flynn/the-neglected-home-front.html

 

Stephen E. Flynn

Stephen E. Flynn is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Flynn is a retired U.S. Coast Guard commander and foremost expert on homeland security and border control, director of the Council’s Hart-Rudman Task Force on Homeland Security. Flynn’s expertise is in homeland security, transportation security, border control; international crime and the drug trade.

“Dr. Flynn serves as the principal adviser to the bipartisan congressional Port Security Caucus. In his position at the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Flynn directs a project on terror and the unprotected homeland. He served as director of the Office of Global Issues, National Security Council, … and the White House Office of Emergency Operations. …Earlier, he served as guest scholar and project co-director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and as adjunct fellow and project director of the Political-Military Program and the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies[1]  …”

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Stephen_E._Flynn

 

Stephen E. Flynn

Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies

Stephen E. Flynn

Stephen E. Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“…Author of The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation (2007) and America the Vulnerable (2004). Former adviser on homeland security for the U.S. Commission on National Security (Hart-Rudman Commission) and retired Coast Guard officer. Researches and writes on issues related to homeland security.

Expertise:

Catastrophic terrorism; emergency preparedness; critical infrastructure protection;trade and transportation security; and border control modernization. …”

http://www.cfr.org/bios/3301/stephen_e_flynn.html

 

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