Returning to a Christian Moral Stand will Perpetuate the USA


America's Christian Foundation

John R. Houk

© February 11, 2014

 

Not long ago President Barack Hussein Obama delivered the State of the Union Address (1/28/14) before Congress and the American television viewers who decided to tune in. I personally am disgusted with the President’s overbearing roughshod approach of shoving his Leftist transformationism down the throat of America. In other words – I chose not to watch it. Instead I listened to, watched and read the reviews of Conservatives that have a greater regard for Original Intent constitutionalism.

 

With all this in mind I came across an essay from a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that in essence could be themed the State of America’s Existence through the filter of history and our Christian heritage. Pastor Rick Joyner of MorningStar Fellowship Church (and Ministries) is one of those rare ordained Christian leaders that chooses to exercise both his First Amendment Right to Religious Freedom and the Right of Free Speech. Contrary to Supreme Court, the IRS as well as Separation of Church/State enthusiasts Christians and Christian Leaders SHOULD take steps to be an influence on the operation of government. The concept of “Separation of Church/State is found NO WHERE in the U.S. Constitution but rather is a derivative political doctrine twisted from a Thomas Jefferson letter to the Danbury Baptist of Church of Connecticut that was concerned that its parishioners would have to pay tax support for a State Established Church which were STILL in effect on the State level in the novice Federal Union of the United States of America, but were prohibited on a Federal level Constitutionally for the U.S. government. Evidently uncharacteristically Justice Hugo Black wrote the majority opinion that emphasized the bizarre interpretation of the Jefferson-to-Danbury Baptist Church Letter to forbid anything to do with government money to have anything to do with religion – focus on Christianity. This warping of an issue NOT FOUND in the U.S. Constitution occurred in the year 1947. This is 159 years after the Ninth State (New Hampshire) ratified the Constitution creating the United States of America’s present form of government.

 

Pastor Joyner is not complying with the Leftist edict to keep the Church out of the State. His observations are worth reading.

 

JRH 2/11/14

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Restoring The Republic

MorningStar Prophetic Bulletin #83

 

By Rick Joyner

February 6, 2014

MorningStar

 

America is not the kingdom of God, and it is definitely not the New Jerusalem. Even so, many nations have been called by God for special purposes. After years of studying American history and the founding of our Republic, His hand in our founding became clear to me. America has a purpose in preparing the way for His coming kingdom.

      

The kingdom of God will not be a democracy, but a kingdom. It will be built on many of the freedoms that are foundational to America’s strength and accomplishments. People were created to be free, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. The coming kingdom will be the world’s Jubilee. Like the biblical year of Jubilee in which all debts will be cancelled and all inheritances restored, this will happen for all mankind.

       

In Isaiah 40 we see that we prepare the way for the Lord by building a highway. America is part of that highway. While other nations have a part in this too, my primary calling is to my own nation. With the crisis America is in now, I am focusing on its part although the same principles can apply to others. Though America has had many great crises that have threatened our existence, they have all resulted in a great advance toward our ultimate purpose. The present crises can do the same. As we are engaged in building our part of this highway, the favor and blessings of God have been upon us, and it is His way to save the best for last. We must not give up on our country now. We can be sure that God has not.

 

Crises = Opportunity

         

For many years we have been saying that each year would be more challenging than the last. I don’t think we have been wrong yet. What can we expect for 2014? It will be even more challenging too, but that does not mean it will not be a great year. Keeping in mind that victories don’t come without battles, and no great victories without great battles, this is the year we can expect some breakthroughs and a turning. Now is the time to see these crises/opportunities and prepare for them.

        

 2013 gave us shocking revelations, unprecedented in American history, of the government’s use of the IRS to intimidate and control political opposition, domestic spying by the NSA, and the building of an apparatus that could be used for totalitarian control even beyond the imagination of the authors of 1984 and Animal Farm. The year ended with ObamaCare collapsing, the Administration reeling, stock markets soaring, and the politically incorrect Duck Dynasty rising in popularity far past the President or any other politician. We can learn much from these signs.

         

Not everyone who stood up for Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty agreed with him. However, there was a rising agreement that he had the right to say what he thinks without being penalized. Repulsion to political correctness is on the rise as well as a refreshing embracing of anyone with clear speech and the courage to say what they actually think. This is certainly a good sign.

         

The revelations of our government’s domestic spying apparatus should have caused the greatest outrage of Americans. The relative passivity of Americans about this is troubling. However, there are also signs that people are waking up to this threat as well.

         

As the saying goes, “If you do not change your direction, you will end up where you are headed.” Therefore, we will look at these and other major revelations that are illuminating ultimate issues with serious consequences. We will do this using a slightly modified version of The Three Great Questions:

 

Where are we headed?

 

Where should we be headed?

 

What can we do about it?

 

Where Are We Headed?

         

First we need to understand that where our government is headed may not be where the people are headed or want their government headed. There is a growing disconnect between the will of the people and the Federal Government.    

         

We must also understand that you can be a liberal and not be a socialist. You can be a socialist and not be a Marxist. One of the most destructive deceptions at this time is to judge others, especially other people groups, by their most extreme elements. That being said, America’s turn to the left has gone past classical liberalism toward socialism, with momentum towards Marxism.

         

The Federal Government has been steering us in this direction, although the general population of America remains steadfastly on the conservative side of moderate. A recent study revealed that those who identified themselves as liberal actually increased by 10%. However, that was from 17% to 27% with more than twice that percentage identifying themselves as conservatives. America remains a basically moderate nation, slightly leaning toward the conservative side.

 

Democracy is Being Destroyed

         

Even though America still leans slightly to the conservative side of moderate, that may never again be reflected in voting without election laws that protect the validity and sanctity of the vote. Consider these facts:

        

 In every swing state where voter I.D. was required, Romney won in 2012. In the major swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania where no voter I.D. was required, dozens of precincts had 100% of the vote go to Obama. Some precincts counted more votes (all for Obama) than there were registered voters in the precincts. This is simply not possible. As even the Democratic Party pollster Patrick Caddell stated, “This election was within the margin of fraud.” 

 

Where Should We Be Headed?

         

The American Republic must be restored. The Constitution must be restored as the supreme law of the land.

 

What Can We Do About It?

         

There must be a general education about the Constitution and a resolute insistence that those who hold public office in any form keep their vow to defend it from enemies both foreign and domestic. Restoring the integrity of the vote is fundamental to the true will of the people ever being done in America again. How can we require an I.D. for buying a pack of cigarettes and not require one to vote?

         

Overwhelming evidence shows that the 2012 election was not a legitimate election. Increasing doubt will be cast on every election from now on if basic voter I.D. laws are not implemented with all voter fraud being considered a serious felony with serious penalties, and serious enforcement.

         

Voting is the foundation of democracy. To the degree that this most basic of all rights, upon which all of our other rights depend, is so abused, we no longer have true democracy in America. We should challenge the legitimacy of any election where voter I.D. is not required and enforced. Even the U.N. observers declared that it is not possible to have a legitimate election without voter I.D.

         

Those who promote voter fraud by being against voter I.D. should be considered the enemies of our Constitution and of democracy that they are. If there is to be freedom, then the most basic right of every American—to have their vote count—must be restored. Our votes do not count if we continue to allow the level of fraud now common in our elections.

         

The Secretary of State of each state is the one who authenticates elections. It was reported that the Administration invested far more heavily in this office than the Republicans, and in some states, more than they did in the governorship. Why? Obviously, this is a position where the utmost integrity is required to preserve integrity in elections. Without giving this position the importance it deserves, major voter fraud will continue.

        

 Laws should be passed and enforced that any government official who compromises the integrity of any election is guilty of treason—because they are. Voter fraud is the most basic attack against the American Republic and the Constitution.

 

Truth is Built on People of Truth

          

We can have the best form of government and still have bad government, if we have people without integrity running it. We cannot expect those who would gain their position falsely to govern fairly, honestly, or without corruption. We will not rid our government of growing corruption without restoring the integrity of the vote.

          

In a democracy, the people are the sovereign and the government works for the people. With the erosion of our Constitutional moorings, the government has been increasingly brazen to force its will on the people. The Revolutionary War was fought to throw off this tyranny, and it is this tyranny that our Founders encouraged citizens to rise up and throw off again anytime it manifests in our government.

         

In fact, that was the reason for the Second Amendment. The right to bear arms was not for hunting or recreational target practice, it was specifically for the purpose of keeping citizens armed and able to overthrow any tyrant or tyranny that sought to impose itself on the people through the government.

 

Another Revolution/Civil War?

       

Some think another revolution or civil war could never happen in America because a majority of Americans would never allow it. It would not require a majority, or even close to a majority, for this to happen. Marx was right when he declared that a tiny percentage of the passionate would rule the majority who are indifferent. This was proven when just twenty thousand Bolsheviks overthrew the Czar and took over Russia, a nation of millions and one of the strongest countries in the world at the time.

       

 During the American Revolutionary War, roughly 30% of colonists were in favor of the Revolution, and only a small percentage of those actually participated in the conflict. Another 30% were loyal to the king and steadfastly opposed to revolution. The remaining 40% of the people tended to drift from one side to the other depending on who it looked like was winning, or they turned against one side because of the atrocities they were committing.

      

 The revolutionaries during the American Revolution were liberals. The conservatives were loyalists to the British crown. The definition of liberal and conservative has changed since then but, after over 250 years, we continue to have the same general political breakdown: 30% liberal, 30% conservative, and 40% in-between. The American Civil War had a similar breakdown, and the acrimony is growing as it did before both of these two most terrible conflicts.

 

It Is Still About Slavery

      

Signs are strong that if we are not soon drawn back together as a nation, we will be torn apart. The basic issue dividing us continues to be slavery. This is not about a single people group being enslaved, but whether we will all become slaves of the state or remain a free people.

      

Many have attempted to give the impression that slavery in America was less cruel and diabolical than it really was. Some slave owners may have been relatively humane in their treatment of slaves, but the key word here is “relatively.” Slavery itself was inhumane and diabolical, and the American form was as bad, or worse, than what was found anywhere in history. The point is not to stir up old wounds, but to make a connection to the totalitarian slavery America is headed for if we do not change our direction. Neither Hitler nor Stalin had the technology for the kind of totalitarian control apparatus that is now in the hands of the U.S. Government. In the hands of the wrong people, whether from the right or the left, the kind of totalitarian control that could be imposed on America would be worse than has ever been known before.

      

The revelations of 2013 regarding the use of the IRS to suppress political opposition is the worst abuse of power since the Civil War, and to date, there have been almost no political repercussions for it. Recent news reports say that the IRS is planning on handing out hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to “increase the morale of the agency.” Well I guess millions of dollars could help just about anyone’s morale! Certainly not everyone in the IRS should be implicated in the suppression of conservative groups. Many IRS agents and employees are faithful public servants. Even so, this could hardly be a more “in your face” insult to the victims of IRS abuse and a clear revelation of just how callous the IRS remains.

       

Then we have the revealing of domestic spying by the NSA: the U.S. Federal Government not only developed the most sophisticated and comprehensive totalitarian control apparatus in history, but they are already using it against U.S. citizens.

       

With the revelation of this apparatus, we cannot help but wonder if this is the reason why blatant violations of our Constitution by our Federal Government surface continually, yet only a few of our elected representatives, who vowed by solemn oath to defend the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic, have the courage to protest it, much less seek the impeachment and maybe even the arrest of those responsible.

      

The Supreme Court found the Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional on the basis of a decisive vote by Chief Justice Roberts, that it was in fact a tax which no one could understand, and which Roberts could not even explain. How could we not believe that someone had gotten to him? Was he threatened with the revelation of something about himself or a family member that is now being used to control him? Nothing else seems to make sense of Judge Roberts’ decision.

     

This will now be a cloud that hangs over all government officials—they are being controlled to keep them from speaking out or possibly voting as they would like, because something is being used to silence them. Just the threat that NSA information is being used in this way greatly erodes the trust of citizens in their government.

 

The Power Grab

     

The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA or ObamaCare) is the single biggest power grab in American history, and if fully implemented, could result in the worst tyranny ever. Just as rat poison is 98% food and only 2% poison, ObamaCare is filled with elements intended to appeal to almost everyone, but a most deadly poison is sown throughout it. Senator Rand Paul warned this in his letter released February 4:

 

President Obama’s NSA was caught spying, collecting, and storing data on virtually every American citizen.

 

And some are now saying the “ObamaCare” database may end up being even worse.

 

But I’m afraid the worst spying and data collection scheme of them all could turn out to be the massive National ID database buried deep within the so-called “Immigration Reform Bill.”

      

Do you remember early in President Obama’s first term when he implemented the “Cash for Clunkers” program? The auto dealers logged onto the government site to take advantage of this and found that they had to agree that their computers and all of their contents became government property upon signing up. This requirement created such an immediate outcry that the Administration quickly backed off. However, they have not stopped using every means to seize private information on American citizens. A pattern persists in this Administration that you would have to be intentionally blind not to see.

      

ObamaCare is not likely to ever be fully implemented. If we were shocked by the mismanagement of the website, the actual implementation of this law would be beyond even that. We can expect the outrage to continue to grow as millions lose the health coverage that President Obama promised they could keep. Outrage will grow as all others end up paying many times more than they were paying only to receive even less coverage, while the quality of our healthcare system continues to erode under the present mismanagement. We will not just be losing our freedom and our money, but many lives will be lost as this impossible red tape machine gets loosed upon America. Even if the ACA gets tabled soon, it has already infected the country with enough poison to be devastating.

 

America’s Lifeblood

            

America’s strength was built on the freedom that released human initiative. This was summed up as the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Elements in the ACA attack all three of these basic freedoms at their roots. Just the threat of the ACA has dragged our economy to a virtual halt, costing millions of jobs, and will cause millions more to be laid off or dropped to part-time status.

           

Those who promoted the ACA, and forced it upon America against her will, may not have intended to destroy our economy. Even so, the madness of this worst-ever devised legislation will accomplish this by mismanagement. If the government cannot design and run a website, how can it run the entire healthcare industry? This has now gone beyond Einstein’s definition of insanity—we actually need another word for the madness we are being subjected to by our government.

         

If healthcare really was the Administration’s purpose with the ACA and not the control of the people, why was the IRS assigned to police it? The intent and ability of the IRS to suppress dissent has now been clearly exposed. Through the ACA, the government will have access to all of our financial records, as well as the authority to withdraw from our accounts at will. Then, as was illuminated a few weeks ago, we now know that buried within this law the government is given authority to seize the assets of estates to pay the medical costs of the deceased. Wasn’t the insurance supposed to do that? With the implementation of the ACA, Americans can kiss inheritances goodbye.

         

We no longer have a government that is of the people, for the people, or by the people. Totalitarian control is reaching its tentacles deeper into our lives each passing day. Will we change our course, or will we end up where we are headed?

         

We will change our direction. We will have a Jubilee. Our inheritance will not be stolen, but restored.

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Returning to a Christian Moral Stand will Perpetuate the USA

John R. Houk

© February 11, 2014

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Restoring The Republic

 

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Tony Newbill Emails 10/9 to 10/16/13


Economic Collapse view. DeesIllustration

In early October Newbill looked at the perils that might happen due the government not paying its bill and the debt ceiling. What would happen in America fiscal policies led to an economic collapse? Read and see.

 

JRH 11/1/13

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Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

Sent: 10/9/2013 9:57 AM

 

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Is-Homeland-Security-Prepa-by-Ellen-Brown-Bail-in_Bailout_Banks_Budget-131008-976.html

 

Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why?

 

Recently revealed statements by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the height of the banking crisis in October 2008 could give some insights into that question. An article on BBC News on September 21, 2013, drew from an explosive autobiography called Power Trip by Brown’s spin doctor Damian McBride, who said the prime minister was worried that law and order could collapse during the financial crisis. ….

 

 

The Next Time WILL Be Different

 

What triggered the 2008 crisis was a run, not in the conventional banking system, but in the “shadow” banking system, a collection of non-bank financial intermediaries that provide services similar to traditional commercial banks but are unregulated.  They include hedge funds, money market funds, credit investment funds, exchange-traded funds, private equity funds, securities broker dealers, securitization and finance companies. Investment banks and commercial banks may also conduct much of their business in the shadows of this unregulated system.

 

The shadow financial casino has only grown larger since 2008; and in the next Lehman-style collapse, government bailouts may not be available. According to President Obama in his remarks on the Dodd-Frank Act on July 15, 2010, “Because of this reform, . . . there will be no more taxpayer funded bailouts — period.”

 

 

When depositors cannot access their bank accounts to get money for food for the kids, they could well start breaking store windows and helping themselves. Worse, they might plot to overthrow the financier-controlled government. …

 

Fear of that result could explain the massive, government-authorized spying on American citizens, the domestic use of drones, and the elimination of due process and of “posse comitatus” (the federal law prohibiting the military from enforcing “law and order” on non-federal property). Constitutional protections are being thrown out the window in favor of protecting the elite class in power. (READ ENTIRETY; Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse? By Ellen Brown; OpEdNews; 10/8/2013 at 14:54:17; Read Page 2)

 

The Real Crisis Is Not The Government Shutdown

http://paulcraigroberts.org/2013/10/02/real-crisis-government-shutdown-paul-craig-roberts/

 

The inability of the media and politicians to focus on the real issues never ceases to amaze.

 

The real crisis is not the “debt ceiling crisis.” The government shutdown is merely a result of the Republicans using the debt limit ceiling to attempt to block the implementation of Obamacare. If the shutdown persists and becomes a problem, Obama has enough power under the various “war on terror” rulings to declare a national emergency and raise the debt ceiling by executive order. An executive branch that has the power to inter citizens indefinitely and to murder them without due process of law, can certainly set aside a ceiling on debt that jeopardizes the government.

 

The real crisis is that jobs offshoring by US corporations has permanently lowered US tax revenues by shifting what would have been consumer income, US GDP, and tax base to China, India, and other countries where wages and the cost of living are relatively low. On the spending side, twelve years of wars have inflated annual expenditures. The consequence is a wide deficit gap between revenues and expenditures.

 

Under the present circumstances, the deficit is too large to be closed. The Federal Reserve covers the deficit by printing $1,000 billion annually with which to purchase Treasury debt and mortgage-backed financial instruments. The use of the printing press on such a large scale undermines the US dollar’s role as reserve currency, the basis for US power. Raising the debt limit simply allows the … (READ THE REST; The Real Crisis Is Not The Government Shutdown; By Paul Craig Roberts; PaulCraigRoberts.org; 10/2/13)

 

 

Obama Destroying Dollar, China to Take U.S. Land for DEBT: Ann Barnhardt Video

http://beforeitsnews.com/economics-and-politics/2013/10/obama-destroying-dollar-china-to-take-u-s-land-for-debt-ann-barnhardt-video-2457188.html

 

VIDEO: OBAMA DESTROYING DOLLAR, CHINA to TAKE U.S. LAND for DEBT: Ann Barnhardt

 

Discussed in this interview:


*Government Shutdown, all “Theater” – (1:45)

*Obamacare to be Defunded? – (14:10)

*Difference Between the Republican and Democrat Parties? – (22:05)

*Events that might Trigger War or Financial Collapse – (33:12)

*Debt Ceiling Raised Till Debt Implodes; China to Take U.S. Land for Debt? (36:00)

 

Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/obama-destroying-dollar-china-to-take-u-s-land-for-debt-ann-barnhardt

 

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This is incredible … you are not going to believe this!!!

Sent: 10/12/2013 9:02 AM

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/042427_Obamacare_private_details_Trojan_Horse.html

 

Warning: Enrolling in Obamacare allows government to link your IP address with your name, social security number, bank accounts and web surfing habits

 

(NaturalNews) We have already established that Healthcare.gov is not a functioning database application that allows people to shop for competing health plans. It is actually a government-run Trojan Horse that suckers people into creating accounts where they hand over:

• Name and address

• Email address and password

• Social security number

• Private bank account details

• Employer details and other information

During the enrollment process, your computer also hands over your IP address which is then tied to your social security number.

This IP address is then handed over to the NSA thanks to its new mega-black-hole data center in Utah, where your IP is cross-referenced with all website visits, including:

• “Anti-government” websites

• Porn sites

• Gambling sites

• File sharing sites

• “Terrorism” support sites

• Encryption service sites like Hushmail

• Chat rooms, message boards and more

Armed with this information, the NSA can then link your seemingly-anonymous online chats, comments and posts with your social security number. Linguistic algorithms can “score” your online posts to create red flags that call for additional investigations of anyone using words like “liberty” or “patriot.”

This information can then be turned over to … (READ THE REST: Warning: Enrolling in Obamacare allows government to link your IP address with your name, social security number, bank accounts and web surfing habits; By Mike Adams; NaturalNews.com; 10/10/13)

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Check out what Sebelius says here

Sent: 10/12/2013 10:12 AM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5z7i1H2z7U

 

Sebelius: We Are Bringing Western Civilization to Its Knees With Obamacare

 

http://code-interactive.com/ad-in/2013/10/the-most-infuriating-10-minutes-of-your-life/

 

Jon Stewart recently had HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on his show to defend the debacle that is Obamacare. Little did he know he would be providing content for the most infuriating 10 minutes of your life.

 

First, Sebelius fumbles as she tries her best to defend the glitches in the program launch in which thousands of users were denied access to the websites. Then, she absolutely bombs when Stewart asks her a reasonable question: why are big corporations getting exemptions when everyday Americans aren’t? Steward had an answer that Sebelius couldn’t admit: it’s because big corporations have lobbyists; everyday Americans do not.

 

Stewart gets close to the real answer to all of this when he questions the mandate: why should individuals be forced to do something they don’t want?

 

Sebelius’s answer is that everyone must get health insurance (except for big corporations with lobbyists) because we don’t know when we’ll get sick, so you must pay for insurance regardless of whether you have high risk.

 

The problem with that mentality is that it artificially increases the demand for insurance, which inflates the cost of the product and inevitably creates a bubble, similar to the housing bubble in the 2000s. What’s more is that the government is (READ THE REST: The Most Infuriating 10 Minutes of Your Life; By TAP 1; Ad-in; 10/8/13)

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Oh isn’t This Great News…..

Sent: 10/12/2013 11:33 AM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W6eL4OosJE

 

The End Goal!

 

http://www.dailysquib.co.uk/index.php?news=3089

 

Henry Kissinger: “If You Can’t Hear the Drums of War You Must Be Deaf”

 

NEW YORK – USA – In a remarkable admission by former Nixon era Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, reveals what is happening at the moment in the world and particularly the Middle East.

 

Speaking from his luxurious Manhattan apartment, the elder statesman, who will be 89 in May, is all too forward with his analysis of the current situation in the world forum of Geo-politics and economics.

 

“The United States is baiting China and Russia, and the final nail in the coffin will be Iran, which is, of course, the main target of Israel. We have allowed China to increase their military strength and Russia to recover from Sovietization, to give them a false sense of bravado, this will create an all together faster demise for them. We’re like the sharp shooter daring the noob to pick up the gun, and when they try, it’s bang bang. The coming war will be so severe that only one superpower can win, and that’s us folks. This is why the EU is in such a hurry to form a complete superstate because they know what is coming, and to survive, Europe will have to be one whole cohesive state. Their urgency tells me that they know full well that the big showdown is upon us. O how I have dreamed of this delightful moment.”

 

“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”

 

Mr Kissinger then added: “If you are an ordinary person, then you can prepare yourself for war by moving to the countryside and building a farm, but you must take guns with you, as the hordes of starving will be roaming. Also, even though the elite will have their safe havens and specialist shelters, they must be just as careful during the war as the ordinary civilians, because their shelters can still be compromised.”

 

After pausing for a few minutes to collect his thoughts, Mr Kissinger, carried on: “We told (READ THE REST: Henry Kissinger: “If You Can’t Hear the Drums of War You Must Be Deaf”; By Alfred Heinz; Daily Squib; 11/27/11 09:40:00)

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This Story Makes me Sick…..

Sent: 10/16/2013 8:58 AM

 

The Politics and then the reality behind the scenes of Politics is what this story portrays, and it makes me sick to think that we the people are so ignorant to think that today’s 2 party system is our way to sustain Liberty!!!! 

 

http://shoebat.com/2013/10/15/ann-coulter-raises-important-question-liz-cheney/

 

Ann Coulter raises important question about Liz Cheney

 

During an appearance on Hannity, Ann Coulter singled out Republican establishment figures and identified them as ‘shysters’. Of all the ones she mentioned, Hannity took most exception to one – Liz Cheney. To this point, Coulter comes closest to our concerns about the daughter of the former vice president. The former asks a very important question relative to Cheney that many conservatives are willing to overlook because of a perception that Cheney is more conservative than her soon-to-be Republican primary opponent, incumbent Mike Enzi. Here is the relevant part of the exchange:

 

VIDEO: Ann Coulter says Liz Cheney a ‘Shyster’

 

The good news is that Coulter may be reaching the right conclusion albeit for incomplete reasons. The bad news is that some critical questions may need to be asked about Cheney and, to this point, Hannity exemplifies someone unwilling to ask them because he’s accepted the premise that she is an unabashed conservative. Coulter raises one of those questions, which is:

 

Why is Liz Cheney spending her time running against one of the most conservative Republican incumbents in the U.S. Senate? Could not her time be better spent elsewhere?

 

Coulter chalks it up to ego and an unhealthy dose of self-interest, which may be true. She’s asking a legitimate question and (READ THE REST: Ann Coulter raises important question about Liz Cheney; By Shoebat Foundation; Shoebat.com; 10/15/13)

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So what would be the best way to see the U.S.A. go in dealing with its debts and obligations under these 2 scenarios?

Sent: 10/16/2013 10:57 AM

 

Would a default give Obama unprecedented presidential power?

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/americas-newsroom/index.html#http://video.foxnews.com/v/2747976637001/would-a-default-give-obama-unprecedented-presidential-power/?playlist_id=86909

 

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2747976637001/would-a-default-give-obama-unprecedented-presidential-power/

 

Dennis Kucinich explains theory

 

Sequesters, Shutdowns and Defaults

http://leconomistamascherato.blogspot.com/2013/10/sequesters-shutdowns-and-defaults.html

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-zarlenga/sequesters-shutdowns-and-_b_4086071.html

 in 225 years has the full faith and credit of the United States been held to ransom. But also never in 225 years has a solution been ready that can resolve this problem: the monetary reform bill HR2990 introduced into the 112th Congress by Dennis Kucinich.

 

For the 95th time in the last 67 years, Congress and the president are confronted with passing legislation to raise the “debt ceiling.”

 

What citizens should know is that our country can pay off its debt as it comes due; can put millions of people back to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure; can provide debt-free federal support for cash-strapped State governments, and end the so called great recession by putting cash in the hands of all our citizens through a citizens dividend. This gives small businesses what they need most – customers with cash to spend on their goods and services. All these things are made possible by the HR 2990 bill introduced by Dennis Kucinich and co-sponsored by John Conyers.

 

The bill accomplishes this by adjusting our money system from one of “debt money created by banks” when they make loans, to one of “money by law” created as money, not as debt, by our government. That power is already vested in Congress by the Constitution; “The Congress shall have the Power To… coin Money, regulate the Value thereof…” (Article 1, Section 8).

 

Congressmen should re-introduce and pass H.R. 2990, The National Emergency Employment Defense Act (NEED) that Congressmen Kucinich and Conyers sponsored in the last Congress.

 

The banking class and their economists have spread confusion over the nature of money. The confusion is largely responsible for the present misdirection of our leaders. So they allow the destruction of the American middle class, and of our democracy, our privacy and civil liberties. Even the planet is now threatened by degradation of Earth’s environment.

 

Throughout our history, great leaders such as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Wright Patman, Henry Gonzalez and Dennis Kucinich have confronted banks over the main question in our nation’s past: Who should have the power to create money – the banks for the enrichment of their “elite” owners, or the people through their elected representatives, to promote the general welfare and benefit our entire society.

 

Congress squabbles but the present system just can’t relieve or solve the problem —because the debt money system itself is the problem!

 

How The NEED Act Solves the Problem in 3 major steps:

 

1) The Federal Reserve is incorporated into our government, where people think it is now. A new Monetary Authority is established to avoid both inflation and deflation.

 

2) Simple accounting rule changes will prohibit banks from creating what we use for money by decisively ending fractional reserve lending. Banks would lend real money they have or receive from savers. This is what people think happens now.

 

3) Government creates and spends new money into circulation for infrastructure, education and health care; starting with the $2.2 trillion the engineers say we need to make our infrastructure safe, over the next 5 years. This alone will create over 7 million good jobs quickly.

 

Additionally: The national debt gets paid off as it comes due. If we continued with a “debt-money” system, we could never pay off the debt. The NEED Act provides a tax free Dividend to get money into the hands of all our citizens; and has a provision where (READ THE REST: Sequesters, Shutdowns and Defaults; By Stephen Zarlenga; L’economista ($)mascherato; Posted 10/15/13)

 

[Blog Editor: I have to admit I was a little leery about Tony Newbill using the opinion of a Left Wing ideologue writing originally for HuffPo; however if his idea is modified away from such things as Marxist-Green thinking then ending the Fed and banks controlling how money is created is a good thing. The problem I have Zarlenga’s removal of money-control from banks is he strongly believes that Big Government should completely take on that role. Zarlenga vainly tries to veil Big Government control by saying representative members of both Houses of Congress would control the shots on government control. The reality absolute government control would go to the Executive Branch in which Obama has proven that Left Wing POTUS executes laws by fiat without Congress. Money-control should not be in the hands of Elitist Crony Capitalists (Banks/Fed) nor the hands of Big Government. Perhaps an innovative Free Market person can develop something like the Fed but accountable to voters rather than an Executive Branch appointment or Congressional approval.]

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Get on Board to END Warrantless Searches


NSA Surveilance Keyhole

John R. Houk

© October 31, 2013

 

Remember independent contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) Ed Snowden? He is the guy that made it public knowledge that the NSA was spying on ALL Americans not just foreigners – domestic and abroad – for National Security reasons to protect Americans from Islamic Terrorists (OR as the Dems would have you believe – Enemy Combatants).

 

I initially viewed Snowden as an American hero Whistleblower. Then the dude absconded with his NSA data to Hong Kong (cough – Communist China) and then on to Russia (Former Communist Nation [USSR] and current emerging USA rival). I then viewed Snowden as a potential espionage traitor feeding Classified secrets to American enemies. Snowden went from hero to zero.

 

Even though Snowden is a zero, he did enlighten the public that the NSA is operating beyond its mandate to track foreign enemies at home and abroad. Frankly this was the final straw in my support of the Patriot Act as it is now currently written. The Patriot Act is utilizing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts set up by FISA in nefarious ways against American citizens. I have to believe an insignificant Right Wing Counterjihad blogger as myself has to be worried that my Free Speech is being violated either by an unserved FISA Warrant or worse a Warrantless search of anything I touch that utilizes electronic data. I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT!

 

Conservative Action Alerts has sent an email to support the USA Freedom Act which would place the Patriot Act back on track for its original mandate of sniffing foreign Islamic Terrorists and their supporters and ENDING Warrantless searches by such agencies as the NSA. Below is that Conservative Action Alerts email.

 

JRH 10/31/13

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Lawmakers introduce bill to rein in NSA – Take Action!

 

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Sent: 10/31/2013 1:46 PM

 

“The days of unfettered spying on the American people are numbered…” – Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)

 

ALERT: A coalition of lawmakers introduce bill to end NSA’s broad, warrantless surveillance! Fax Congress – Tell them sponsor the USA FREEDOM Act!

 

American Conservative,

If it weren’t for Nancy Pelosi’s pro-snooping lobbying efforts, the House would’ve succeeded in placing the National Security Agency in a straightjacket back in July.

Sadly, lawmakers like Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein are more interested in defending the NSA and their unconstitutional surveillance programs than they are our privacy.

The good news is the scales are starting to tip.

Since the summer effort to rein in the NSA failed on a razor-thin line – 217 to 205 – more and more legislators on both sides of the aisle are seeing that we desperately need to restrain the federal government and its ability to spy on anyone using the internet or a cell phone literally anywhere in the world.

This week Representatives Justin Amash, John Conyers, and Jim Sensenbrenner introduced a comprehensive bill that would start to shackle the overgrown NSA and restrict them from spying on innocent Americans.

It is essential that we urge every U.S. Representative and Senator to get behind this piece of legislation right now – the Fourth Amendment restrictions on government must be applied to the digital world!

Take Action – Tell lawmakers to sponsor the USA FREEDOM Act to end the National Security Agency’s broad, warrantless surveillance powers!

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Reforming FISA and the Patriot Act

On Tuesday, Patriot Act author Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner introduced new legislation to limit the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance powers.

The USA FREEDOM Act – or, Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-Collection and Online Monitoring Act – aims to defend Americans’ privacy by reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Patriot Act.

“The NSA has gone far beyond the intent of the Patriot Act, particularly in the accumulation and storage of metadata,” the Act’s sponsor told National Journal. “Had Congress known that the Patriot Act has been used to collect metadata, the bill would have never been passed.”

The 118-page bill would:

 

o   modify section 215 of the Patriot Act to end mass unwarranted surveillance;

 

o   require the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to provide lawmakers with court opinions and policies, thereby ending “secret” laws;

 

o   allow internet and telecommunications companies to make public the number of NSA requests they have received;

 

o   establish an office for a “privacy advocate” to represent the interests of Americans and their privacy before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; and

 

o   close domestic and foreign loopholes by modifying Title IV and section 702 (b) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

With the NSA’s misinterpretation (abuse) of law – providing them “allowance” to spy on anyone anywhere – it is clear that the USA FREEDOM Act is essential to start ending government’s ugly, unconstitutional surveillance programs.

We need to rally lawmakers right away and demand that they get behind this needed legislation in defense of our privacy.

Privacy for the people; Transparency for government!

Take Action – Tell lawmakers to sponsor the USA FREEDOM Act to end the National Security Agency’s broad, warrantless surveillance powers!

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End the Witch Hunt

Dianne Feinstein has defended the NSA tooth-and-nail – even claiming that the intelligence agency’s expansive surveillance is “not surveillance.”

Feinstein, Pelosi, et. al. are dedicated to defending Obama’s Surveillance State and are doing their very best to once again shut their opposition down. But we can’t let them succeed — we’ve got to win this fight for liberty, privacy, and the rule of law.

We can’t let this happen. We’ve got to win this fight for liberty, privacy, and the rule of law.

Judge Andrew Napolitano has it right; he says:

 

“What will become of us if the feds can watch our every move and hear our every conversation and learn our every expenditure and read our every email and find out what we eat and whom we love and how we live? … History teaches that a government on a witch hunt, unconstrained by law or Constitution, will not stop until it can brand someone as a witch. And an unbridled inquisition will not stop until it finds a heretic. The Constitution simply never entrusted the people who run the government with this awesome power. Rather, in the Fourth Amendment, it prohibited it.”

With the federal government regularly surveilling our phone metadata, emails, and other forms of digital communication, it’s time for U.S. lawmakers to stand up, defend our privacy, and end the NSA’s unconstitutional spying.

Since whistleblower Ed Snowden first revealed the magnitude of the federal government’s spying programs, the catalogue of evidence proving the government’s lawless activities has only grown. This is why we’ve got to take action now.

It’s time for We the People to demand the NSA’s lawbreaking be put to an end!

Take Action – Tell lawmakers to sponsor the USA FREEDOM Act to end the National Security Agency’s broad, warrantless surveillance powers!

 

For America,

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© October 31, 2013

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I Consider Snowden a Hero-Whistleblower – For Now


Edward Snowden with quote on NSA

John R. Houk

© June 10, 2013

 

I have been a fan of the Patriot Act since its inception because of my disgust of Islamic terrorists in this post-9/11 era. I’m all for the quick search warrants from the FISA courts as managed through the Patriot Act to get terrorists before a plan is executed to murder Americans just because they are Americans.

 

Now that it has become apparent the Obama Administration has highly politicized the Executive Branch to the point that opponents of Obama’s agenda are being intimidated. Scandals such as the IRS, Benghazigate – information was purposefully warped including bad decisions on a rescue based on Obama reelection politics and secret policy decisions that Obama opponents would definitely oppose, the Fast and Furious scandal is another indication of stupid policy execution that cost lives rather than protect lives and now thanks to a whistleblower We the People are aware that the National Security Agency – SA HERE and HERE (NSA) snoops on ALL Americans via phone and Internet ending American’ treasured right of privacy from a Big Brother government (Conspiracy King David Icke has put together an in your face series of link summaries about the NSA and snooping).

 

Proponents of the NSA’s snooping on Americans say the Patriot gives that secret agency the authority to invade ALL privacy to catch terrorists. Was that what the Patriot Act designed to do? I thought the Patriot Act was designed at best to snoop on potential terrorist activity on a foreign and domestic basis? Are ALL Americans potential terrorists under the Patriot Act?

 

As long as the Patriot Act has a narrow agenda domestically I do not have a problem with it. On the other hand if the Patriot Act casts a wide net over every single American when the agenda should just be limited potential terrorists. Casting a wide net makes every single American a potential terrorists whether that person is Left, Center or Right. This makes the Patriot Act a political tool by whoever is in power in the White House.

 

Since I am considerably slanted toward the Right my two-cents is that the NSA scandal should be the last straw of credibility for the Obama Administration. The President that won his Office originally in 2008 on part of a platform that promised a transparent government is a liar. Obama is definitely not transparent. When Obama promised transparency the implication was that President Bush was not transparent to the American people. If Bush was not transparent by successfully protecting Americans from experiencing another 9/11-style attack, what does that mean about Obama’s transparency with scandal after scandal beginning with the moronic Foreign Policy of apologizing for America’s existence followed by dismantling Bush’s agreement with Poland to set-up an umbrella anti-missile system designed for Iran but struck fear in Russia? Forgive me if I forget a few scandals. Then Obama refused to reinforce the U.S. southern border with Mexico. Not only did this allow the flow illegal aliens who use American social services undeservedly but it also meant Mexican drug cartels had free access to American communities which also means Islamic terrorists that have partnered with drug cartels have free access. And of course there was Fast and Furious which the brilliant Obama Administration armed drug cartels under the dopey concept of tracking weapons – oops, Border Agents were killed by that transaction. Then the scandal dominoes began to fall quicker. Benghazigate is still in the cover-up stage. The Obama Administration targeting political opponents via the IRS is still in cover-up phase. AND of course there will be some cover-up goings-on about the NSA spying on Americans just because they believe they can.

 

Now I could change my mind on Edward Snowden as a hero whistleblower. What could change my mind? If Snowden is proven to have released classified information to harm the USA and/or to harm American troops and harm espionage activities abroad that typically benefit American National Interests then Snowden needs to be prosecuted as a traitor. For example Bradley Manning released classified information to Wikileaks that broadcast secret diplomatic cables from Embassies back to Washington. Those cables are secret because the writers of those cables need candor that might prove embarrassing if a foreign nation – especially and ally – discovers the classified content. Also thanks to Manning military personal have been compromised by exposing tactics that are used to defeat the enemy in battle. That makes Manning a traitor. If Snowden’s whistleblowing is in the same Manning-light then he is a traitor. HOWEVER, if Snowden’s whistleblowing was under the motivation to let Americans know their Constitutional Rights were being abused by the U.S. Government then Snowden is a hero and should be provided whistleblower immunity. If whistleblower immunity leads to the prosecution of those responsible who tried to hide behind the Patriot Act to break Constitutional rule of law then Edward Snowden should be given a Medal.

 

JRH 6/10/13

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Manning 2.0? Former NSA consultant behind massive US surveillance leak

 

Published time: June 09, 2013 23:15
Edited time: June 10, 2013 19:09

RT.com

 

The source behind the leak of the top-secret NSA surveillance program – one of the most significant leaks in US history – has been revealed. A 29-year-old former CIA contractor Edward Snowden has fled to Hong Kong to avoid the fate of Bradley Manning.

 

Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on NSA leak fallout

 

The former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, had asked the Guardian to reveal his identity and had never planned on hiding.

 

“I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong,” he said in an interview.

 

Snowden predicts that the government will launch an investigation against him, however it was “a matter of principle” for him because he believes that the people should know how the government intrudes into their privacy. According to Snowden he acted out of a desire to protect “basic liberties” and to “send a message to government that people will not be intimidated.”

 

“I can’t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building,” said the whistleblower.

 

Snowden leaked top-secret documents to The Guardian that included the existence of a US National Security Agency’s extensive spying program called PRISM (SlantRight Editor: Wikipedia on PRISM). The program was designed to collect information about digital communications allowing real-time online surveillance of US citizens.

 

According to the leaked information it gives “direct access” to files from the servers of major internet companies including Google and Facebook. The spying program was allegedly targeted to identify “folks who might engage in terrorism,” according to US president Barack Obama, who noted that American citizens  should be prepared to trade some of their freedoms for more safety.

 

Snowden said he is willingly sacrificing his very comfortable life with a family he loves and a stable career with a salary of around $200,000. “My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.”

 

A former MI5 agent Annie Machon believes that Snowden will be the first of a series of modern whistleblowers who learnt from the terrible tragedy of the Bradley Manning case.

 

“The way he has run the whole exposure and disclosure of the crimes of the NSA and what they are doing against the American people and the rest of the world people has been very sophisticated. And I take heart from that. The fact that he has fled the USA, he is now in Hong Kong. The fact that he has been working with journalists of Glenn Greenwald’s caliber,” Machon told RT. “I think it’s been very, very well done. I would call this Whistleblowing 2.0.”

 

The revelation of the whistleblowers identity comes after NSA filed a leak investigation report on Sunday to the Justice Department for it to launch a criminal case into the breach of security. The leaks also come amid US Army Private Bradley Manning’s trial on charges of transmitting classified materials connected with US military operations abroad to the WikiLeaks website. The Obama administration has aggressively pursued whistleblowers and Snowden expects the government to pursue him, however he states that he “is not afraid , because this is the choice I’ve made.” 

 

Whistleblower’s asylum of choice?

 

Until three weeks ago Snowden worked in a NSA office in Hawaii. There he made final preparations, copied the final set of documents he planned to leak and on May 20 boarded a flight to Hong Kong. At work he explained that he needed time off for treatment for epilepsy, a condition he was diagnosed with last year.

 

Snowden told the paper that he chose Hong Kong because it is the place that could and would “resist the dictates of the US government” and the city has “a spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent.”

 

He has been living in a hotel ever since and only left the room about three times during his entire stay as he is afraid of being spied on.

 

“I could be rendered by the CIA. I could have people come after me. Or any of the third-party partners. They work closely with a number of other nations. Or they could pay off the Triads. Any of their agents or assets,” he said. “We have got a CIA station just up the road – the consulate here in Hong Kong – and I am sure they are going to be busy for the next week.”

 

“And that is a concern I will live with for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be.”

 

Snowden anticipates that he will be charged with breaking the Espionage Act and helping the enemies, “but that can be used against anyone who points out how massive and invasive the system has become” the whistleblower notes.

 

‘Most CIA secrets are about people, not machines or systems’

Snowden was discharged from the army after a training accident, and got a job as a security guard at the NSA facility at the University of Maryland in College Park. His next role was with the CIA on IT security. In 2007 he was stationed in Geneva, Switzerland, where he maintained computer network security for the CIA.

 

“Much of what I saw in Geneva really disillusioned me about how my government functions and what its impact is in the world,” he told The Guardian. “I realized that I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good.”

 

Snowden said that in Switzerland the idea of leaking government information first came to mind, however he hoped that the election of Barack Obama in 2008 would reform the government’s policy.

 

“Most of the secrets the CIA has are about people, not machines and systems, so I didn’t feel comfortable with disclosures that I thought could endanger anyone.”

 

Within the next three years he came to the conclusion that the NSA’s surveillance would soon, ultimately, pose an “existential threat to democracy.” He chose to blow the whistle in spite of the risks involved.

 

“I don’t  want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity” the whistleblower told the paper.

 

“That is not something I am willing to support or live under.”

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Alleged US security officials said NSA leaker, journalist should be ‘disappeared’ – report

 

Published time: June 10, 2013 10:46
Edited time: June 10, 2013 19:09

RT.com

 

A US editor has alleged he overheard security officials saying that the NSA leaker and the Guardian columnist who broke his story should be “disappeared.” Leaker Edward Snowden said that American spies often prefer silencing targets over due process.

 

Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on NSA leak fallout

 

“In Dulles UAL lounge listening to 4 US intel officials saying loudly leaker & reporter on #NSA stuff should be disappeared recorded a bit,” the Atlantic’s Washington-based editor-at-large Steve Clemons tweeted on Sunday.

According to Clemons, four men sitting next to him at the airport “were loud. Almost bragging” while discussing an intelligence conference they had just attended hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. 

 

A US editor has alleged he overheard security officials saying that the NSA leaker and the Guardian columnist who broke his story should be “disappeared.” Leaker Edward Snowden said that American spies often prefer silencing targets over due process.

 

Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on NSA leak fallout

 

“In Dulles UAL lounge listening to 4 US intel officials saying loudly leaker & reporter on #NSA stuff should be disappeared recorded a bit,” the Atlantic’s Washington-based editor-at-large Steve Clemons tweeted on Sunday.

 

Steve Clemons @SCClemons

 

In Dulles UAL lounge listening to 4 US intel officials saying loudly leaker & reporter on #NSA stuff should be disappeared recorded a bit (From the RT.com article but is missing the Twitter Picture and some links in Russian)

 

 

According to Clemons, four men sitting next to him at the airport “were loud. Almost bragging” while discussing an intelligence conference they had just attended hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

 

Clemens said he was unsure of the men’s identities or which agency they worked for, and told the Huffington Post that one of them was wearing “a white knit national counter-terrorism center shirt.” Clemons also recorded part of their conversation and snapped some photos, hoping that “people in that bz will know them.”

“But bad quality,” he noted about the quality of the photos. “Was a shock to me and wasn’t prepared,” he wrote on Twitter. 

 

Clemons’ post immediately went viral, and his Twitter account was flooded with responses.

 

While some users were anxious to learn more details and hear the conversation, others lashed out at the blogger, saying he should have verified the information before posting it. 

 

KSK(africa) @lawalazu

 

@SCClemons @BillBindc I would not tweet if I was not sure, given the seriousness of the topic at this time. No? Credibility involved. (Ibid. as in above Twitter Quote)

 

Clemons said his view on the “disappear” part was that the statement was one of “bravado” and a “joke” – but a very “disturbing” one. He said he felt obligated to make it public because he thought the speakers were senior intelligence officers.

 

It was a “disconcerting set of comments offered in public,” Clemons explained.

 

Steve Clemons @SCClemons

 

@AlwaysThinkHow @msnbcDisrupt I think you ask legitimate question. I posted as these were senior intel folks joking about disappearances (Ibid)

 

The blogger judged the speakers’ profession from the “context” of their conversation, as well as from the shirt one of them was wearing.

 

Clemons is now working on an article detailing the conversation, but he said he will not publish it or the recording until he identifies the speakers and offers them a “fair chance to clarify” their remarks.

 

Steve Clemons @SCClemons

 

Still Seeking attendees at Intel & National Security Assn dinner Friday eve honoring fmr #NSA Dir Hayden and ch by fmr DNI Negroponte (Ibid)

 

Clemons has claimed that another person present at the time of the alleged conversation emailed him with the “same interpretation and concern” of the conversation.

 

Snowden on tweet: ‘I am a spy and that is how they talk’

 

The source behind the revelation of the top-secret NSA surveillance program, dubbed one of the most significant intelligence leaks in US history, was uncovered late last week. Snowden, a former CIA technical contractor and NSA consultant, had asked the Guardian to reveal his identity. He has fled to Hong Kong in a bid to escape retaliation by the US.

“The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards,” Snowden told the Guardian.

When asked for his reaction to the alleged comments that reporter Glenn Greenwald and the 29-year-old leaker himself should be “disappeared,” Snowden told the newspaper: “Someone responding to the story said ‘real spies do not speak like that.’ Well, I am a spy and that is how they talk. Whenever we had a debate in the office on how to handle crimes, they do not defend due process – they defend decisive action. They say it is better to kick someone out of a plane than let these people have a day in court. It is an authoritarian mindset in general.”

Snowden earlier explained that he had sacrificed his life and $200,000-a-year career out of his desire to protect “basic liberties” in order to “send a message to government that people will not be intimidated.”

The whistleblower leaked top-secret documents that revealed the existence of the US National Security Agency’s extensive Internet spying program PRISM, which records digital communications and allows for real-time online surveillance of US citizens. PRISM apparently gives US intelligence agencies direct access to files stored on the servers of major Internet companies – including Google and Facebook – in order to identify and target potential terror suspects.

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I Consider Snowden a Hero-Whistleblower – For Now

John R. Houk

© June 10, 2013

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Manning 2.0? Former NSA consultant behind massive US surveillance leak

 

Alleged US security officials said NSA leaker, journalist should be ‘disappeared’ – report

 

© Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”, 2005–2013. All rights reserved.

 

**SlantRight Editor: Yeah, I know “RT” stands “Russia Today” which the Wikipedia link I attached to TV-Novosti explains. RT is funded by the Russian government. I am guessing the info herein is not diluted by the U.S. Mainstream Media love affair with President Obama.

Tony Newbill Conspiracy Theory Emails – 1/30/13 to 2/2/13


Sustainable Dialectic of Tyranny

Tony Newbill sends emails to me relating to what many would call Conspiracy Theory. Too often the thought of ‘Conspiracy Theory’ is thought of in the pejorative sense. Most of the data that Tony Newbill sends me is something I agree with. Ergo, in my book a better description is Conspiracy Fact. Even so predictive conclusions are still theories even if they are credible predictions. So I will stick to ‘Conspiracy Theory’ yet in a positive predictive sense rather than the typical pejorative sense that status quo thinkers grudgingly stick to.

 

With no further adieu here are a series of Tony Newbill emails that should give you pause in future planning. I may include expansive excerpts of some of the links and/or include some of my thoughts along the way.

 

(Yup, this is the same introduction to a similar Tony Newbill post on 3/13/13.)

 

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CIA and FACEBOOK Working Together – Listen to Frame 3:00

Sent: 1/21/2013 7:26 AM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5b82o3D0weQ

 

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Here are some talking points…….

Sent: 1/30/2013 9:27 AM

 

Why are we sending Abrams tanks and F-16s to the Brotherhood when this is going on?

 

http://shoebat.com/2013/01/28/islam-and-cannibalism/

 

Islam and Cannibalism

 

In the future, the Egyptian Islamists will not only be conducting systematic violence, but cannibalism against Christians and moderates.

 

In a recent video interview, one Egyptian scholar exposed the high school curriculum coming from Al-Azhar University, the most reputable of all Islamic schools, showing that it condoned cannibalizing non-Muslims:

 

We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans… under necessary conditions. It [dead human flesh] must not be cooked or grilled to avoid Haram (wrongdoing) …and he can kill a murtadd (apostate) and eat him

 

The interviewer commented:

 

The book that is being taught to general high-school students mentions that those who don’t pray can be grilled & then eaten

 

VIDEO: Egypt Salafist University: It’s OK to kill unbelievers and eat them

 

Al-Azhar finds their support for cannibalism in Islamic authority According to Al-Shafie, who is considered to be the founder of Islamic jurisprudence:

 

One may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslim under Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs to other Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his body (716 in volume 1, Al-Kortoby)

 

READ THE REST

 

Is The Housing recovery is a Great Big LIE?

 

Would the Housing sector be growing if the Inventory that is on the Books at Fanny and Freddy was back on the market?

 

http://wearethefanniefreddie99.tumblr.com/about

 

[SlantRight Editor: The above link no longer works. Below is the new about page to the website redirected toward – Homes For All]

 

http://homesforall.tumblr.com/about

 

WE HAVE A RIGHT TO RECLAIM, REMAIN IN AND REBUILD THE COMMUNITIES WE CALL HOME! WE REFUSE TO BE DISPLACED!

 

The recent and ongoing financial crisis has revealed millions of residents of the United States experience housing insecurity, many of them for years at a time. Yet, housing policy in recent decades, whether implemented by government, the corporate sector, or some combination of the two, has contributed to a loss of affordable housing and has often displaced the members of our communities in the name of de-concentrating poverty. At the same time, corporations have shifted enormous amounts of investment into our cities, but their interest in property speculation and maximizing quarterly profits undermines our interest in long-term neighborhood stability.

 

And when the crisis hit, they got bailed out and we got left out.

 

With the latest wave of REO (Real Estate Owned) to rental properties being snatched up as the newest gambling scheme for hedge funds and private enterprise, we are on the cusp of READ THE REST

 

http://www.righttothecity.org/index.php/resources/reports/item/116-fact-sheet-on-fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac

 

[SlantRight Editor: The above link is a page with a jpg of the 116 fact sheet on Fannie and Freddie which I will reproduce below.]

 

FACT SHEET ON FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

 FACT SHEET ON FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

Is this what will happen in the USA?

 

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/troops-bulldoze-homes-leave-thousands-homeless/#Qm9JL4PpU2C7D764.99

 

Troops bulldoze homes, leave thousands homeless

Soldiers wearing U.N. logos evict whole towns in land grab

 

Thousands of poor Brazilian families are living in wretched conditions at make-shift refugee camps after being evicted from their homes at gunpoint by federal forces, some of whom were sporting United Nations logos, according to sources.

 

The massive operation, which left an estimated 7,500 or more people, including thousands of children, homeless was justified by authorities under the guise of creating an Indian reservation.

 

Towns literally have been wiped off the map, and no compensation was offered to the victims. About 400,000 acres of land were expropriated in the latest operation.

 

Residents in the Siua-Missu area in the state of Mato Grosso battled heavily armed federal police and military forces for weeks using sticks, rocks, Molotov cocktails and other crude weapons.

 

In the end, however, the powerful national government forces were overwhelming.

 

Virtually all of the residents have now been displaced, living in squalor, packed into school gymnasiums in nearby towns. Others are living on charity under plastic tarps propped up with sticks with no clean water or sewage services.

 

Leaders of the feeble resistance, meanwhile, are being hunted down by authorities for punishment.

 

It was in 1993, shortly after the first United Nations summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, when the scheme was proposed. The Brazilian government’s executive branch decreed that the land in question belonged to Indians.

 

READ THE REST (And trust me, you really want to read the rest)

 

[SlantRight Editor: Can you say UN Agenda 21? See HERE, HERE and HERE]

 

During the Clinton and Bush Years of regulators being told to look the other way on True Stock valuations of Corporations cooking the Books in their stock so what’s different this time?

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/business/economy/us-economy-unexpectedly-contracted-in-fourth-quarter.html?emc=na&_r=0

 

U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Contracted in Fourth Quarter

 

The federal government helped bring the economic recovery to a virtual halt late last year as cuts in military spending and other factors overwhelmed the Federal Reserve’s expanded campaign to stimulate growth.

 

Disappointing data released Wednesday underscore how tighter fiscal policy may continue to weigh on growth in the future as government spending, which increased steadily in recent decades and expanded hugely during the recession, plays a diminished role in the United States economy.

 

Significant federal spending cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1, and most Americans are also now paying higher payroll taxes with the expiration of a temporary cut in early January.

 

The economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the last three months of 2012, the worst quarter since the economy crawled out of the last recession, hampered by the lower military spending, fewer exports and smaller business stockpiles, preliminary government figures indicated on Wednesday. The Fed, in a separate appraisal, said READ THE REST

 

http://www.criticalwarningnow.com/

 

[SlantRight Editor: The above link is to one of those web page videos that if you try to X out a pop-up asks you if you want to leave the page. Below is the excerpt that occurs when you click “stay”.]

 

His first five predictions have already come true!

 

Critical Warning Number Six

 

Fail to heed this final warning at your own risk!

 

Dear Reader:

 

Something bigger and more devastating than the credit crisis of 2008 is headed our way.

 

For most people, it will hit them like a brick wall.

 

It will touch Americans harder and deeper than anything else we’ve seen since the Great Depression.

 

I feel so strongly about the critical warning I’m about to give you, I’ve decided to document it in this audio-video presentation. And I’ve labeled this a controversial video, because most people will not like what I have to say…they will find it hard to believe until they see all the facts as I present them.

 

My name is Michael Lombardi. You may have heard of me. Maybe you are one of the hundreds of thousand of investors who get my daily Profit Confidential column.

 

Or maybe you’ve heard of my company, Lombardi Publishing Corporation. I started it back in 1986. It’s served over one million customers in 141 countries since then.

 

Over the past decade, I’ve been widely recognized as the predictor of five major economic events.

 

Here they are for you in black and white:

 

In 2002, I started advising my readers to buy gold-related investments. Gold bullion sold for less than $300 an ounce back then. In fact, in 2002, I put all of my retirement money, and all of my wife’s, in gold-related investments. I’ve been pushing gold for almost 10 years now.

 

In 2006, I begged my readers to get out of the housing market. I have nothing to hide. This is the exact e-mail alert I sent to my readers on March 1, 2006:

 

The proof the party is over in the U.S. housing market could not be clearer to me. The price action of the new-home builder stocks is telling the true story—these stocks are falling in price daily and the media is not picking it up. The latecomers to the U.S. housing market may end up looking like the latecomers to the tech-stock rally that ended so abruptly in 1999.”

 

Remember, I wrote the above in 2006 when the last thing on people’s minds were declining real estate prices.

 

By the spring of 2007, I was giving dire warnings to my readers about the economy. On March 22, 2007, I sent this e-mail dispatch to my readers:

 

“Over the past few weeks I’ve written about subprime lenders and how their demise will hurt the U.S. housing market, the economy and the stock market. There’s no escaping the carnage headed our way because the housing market and subprime business are falling apart. The worst of our problems, because of the easy money made available to borrowers, which fueled the housing boom that peaked in 2005, have yet to arrive.”

 

I was warning about the severe global recession we experienced in 2008 and 2009 long before anyone else.

 

And I totally predicted the 2008 economic massacre that later become simply labeled the “credit crisis.” On November 29, 2007, I wrote my followers:

 

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the other major stock market indices finished yesterday with the best two-day showing since 2002. I’m looking at the market rally of the past two days as a classic stock market bear trap. As the economy gets closer to contraction, 2008 will likely be a most challenging economic year for Americans.”

 

Years after I wrote the above, it was widely recognized that October 2007 was the top for the stock market. And, yes, 2008 was the worst year for the U.S. economy since the Great Depression.

 

Finally, I correctly predicted the crash in the stock market of 2008 and early 2009. I even wrote an obituary on the stock market in the fall of 2008 that made me somewhat of a forecasting legend:

 

Here’s what I e-mail-blasted to over 100,000 people on October 6, 2008:

 

“A Stock Market’s Obituary: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. After a strong and courageous battle, the Dow Jones fell victim to a credit crisis and finally succumbed on Friday, October 3, 2008, when it fell decisively below the mid-point between its 2002 low and its 2007 high.”

 

The Dow Jones Industrial fell approximately 40% after I wrote this now famous “Stock Market Obituary,” finally hitting bottom on March 9, 2009, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 6,440.

 

Then…at the depth of the dark days of March 2009, I sent an e-mail alert to my thousands of readers and told them to basically jump into the stock market with both feet.

 

I turned bullish on stocks in March of 2009 and rode the bear market rally from 6,440 on March 9, 2009, to 13,437 on September 28, 2012—a gain of 109%.

 

To recap my big five predictions that all came true, I:

 

1.     Told my readers to get into gold in 2002;

 

2.     Told them to get out of the housing market in 2006;

 

3.     Predicted the recession of late 2007;

 

4.     Told my readers to get out of stocks in the fall of 2008; and

 

5.     Told my readers to get back into stocks in March of 2009.

 

I didn’t spend the last five minutes of your time telling you about my five key predictions so I could pat myself on READ THE REST (if you can figure out how to get with the link)

 

 

Is the Real Entitlement Class that does not want to give up their perks, our elected Officials???

 

http://mynorthwest.com/174/2187468/Tax-Dollars-to-Dry-Cleaning

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A few days after Washington lawmakers approved a budget deal to lower state spending last year, small-government Rep. Gary Alexander got $40.60 worth of dry cleaning done.

 

Then he made sure taxpayers paid the bill.

 

Alexander, the Republican budget writer in the state House, billed more than $500 worth of dry-cleaning fees to the state over the past two years, according to an Associated Press analysis of thousands of expense reimbursements. He wasn’t alone: Seven Democrats and 12 Republicans in the Legislature requested and received compensation totaling more than $5,600 for dry cleaning since the start of 2011.

 

Lawmakers are able to get taxpayer-covered compensation for what the Legislature deems legitimate business expenses tied to the job. That includes common costs of being a lawmaker, such as travel around the district to meet with constituents, parking fees for meetings, office supplies and rent for district offices.

 

It also includes a variety of expenses with less-explicit benefits for taxpayers, including iPhones, picture frames, artwork, expenses for meetings with lobbyists and dues to professional organizations like the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.

 

 

After an AP reporter questioned him about how it aligns with a limited-government message, Alexander said he would explore ways to keep his expenses down.

 

READ THE REST

 

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What does this mean for the US Dollar as Worlds Reserve Currency????

Sent: 1/31/2013 12:24 PM

 

http://worldtruth.tv/china-launching-gold-backed-global-currency/

 

China Launching Gold Backed Global Currency

 

According to the article, China is recasting all of their gold reserves into small one kilo bars in order to issue a new “gold-backed” currency. Many say this will disrupt global trade and will eventually cause a collapse of the US dollar.

 

There can be no doubt that the US dollar will soon be history. China is recasting all of their gold reserves into small one kilo bars in order to issue a new ‘gold backed’ global currency. This is surely a strategic part of their recent push to sign new trade agreements with Russia, Japan, Chile, Brazil, India, and Iran. The cat is now out of the bag, the US will be given the ‘bums rush’ by the largest trading nations in the world and the dollar will go down in flames. GATA now estimates that 80% of the gold that investors believe they have in allocated accounts is long gone, the majority of it probably wound up in China.

 

Here is an excerpt from Jim Willie’s ‘Hat Trick Letter’

 

Jims recent article starts out with…

 

Many are the events, signals, and telltale clues of a real live actual systemic failure in progress. Until the last several months, such banter was dismissed by the soldiers in the financial arena. But lately, they cannot dismiss the onslaught of evidence, a veritable plethora of ugly symptoms of conditions gone terribly wrong and solutions at best gone awry and at worst never intended in the first place.

 

CHINA RECASTS GOLD BARS

 

China is well along an ambitious plan to recast large gold bars into smaller 1-kg bars on a massive scale. A major event is brewing that will disrupt global trade and assuredly the global banking system. The big gold recast project points to the Chinese preparing for a new system of trade settlement. In the process they must be constructing a foundation for a possible new monetary system based in gold that supports the trade payments. Initally used for trade, it will later be used in banking. The USTBond will be shucked aside. Regard the Chinese project as preliminary to a collapse in the debt-based USDollar system. The Chinese are removing thousands of metric tons of gold bars from London, New York, and Switzerland. They are recasting the bars, no longer to bear weights in ounces, but rather kilograms. The larger Good Delivery bars are being READ THE REST

 

 

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IRS Report and Look at what Healthcare Coverage will Cost

Sent: 2/2/2013 1:44 AM

 

Go to page 56 of this IRS Report  and look at what Healthcare coverage will cost a family of 4…..  How will the consumer driven economy react to this?

 

http://www.irs.gov/PUP/newsroom/REG-148500-12%20FR.pdf

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© Tony Newbill

 

Edited by John R. Houk

Exploring Security or Liberty or Both


 

NSA Secrecy

John R. Houk

© March 19, 2012

 

Much to the chagrin of many of my fellow Conservatives I have been a National Security guy over the Right to Privacy guy in terms of the embroilment in war. And yes I believe America is in a state of war even though there has been no formal Declaration of War.

 

Frankly the times have changed that makes a formal Declaration of War difficult in some instances. One instance is the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). There simply is no guideline available to Declare War on transnational terrorist organizations that have no sovereignty and no allegiance to a national government. Thus when an ideology is well financed by individuals that may or may not be directly involved in the governing status of a nation there is a problem of using our military instrumentality against terrorists that might be harbored intentionally or unintentionally by a foreign government. In these days of the need of the smoking gun proof even with the ample circumstantial evidence to draw a conclusion it is simply difficult to justify military action in an international forum of nations.

 

After 9/11 American authorities knew that the responsible terrorists resided in Afghanistan under the protection of the Taliban government. Following international protocol the first step was to demand the Afghan government turn over al Qaeda leadership responsible for the transnational terrorist authorization of the attack on American soil. In this case the big dog was Osama (or Usama) bin Laden. After a bit of stalling Taliban leader Mullah Omar (Here is a more scathing profile of Omar that slights his intelligence. I don’t think Omar is stupid or he wouldn’t be around still, but I like the characterization of the American enemy) refused to give up bin Laden.

 

This is the point that President Bush should have asked Congress to Declare War on Afghanistan rather than simply acquiring the huge Congressional support that was easily forthcoming. This is the point that America informally entered the Global War on Terrorism with Islamic terrorists primarily of the transnational non-governmental organization nature.

 

There is no Declaration of War in a decade long GWOT and yet there is a war being fought. No matter how Leftists attempt to propagandize American minds from the fact we are at war by changing the definitions to less hostile words, we still are at war. Believe me there is no dumbing down of the terminology from the Islamic terrorist perpetrators of war.

 

In realizing that America’s enemies are Islamic terrorists that hate the American way of life and in following their purist examples of Islamic holy writings, Americans must realize the war perpetrated on America is serious and is more than overseas battles. The Islamic terrorists do not have the technological access to weapons to directly overcome the American military. In the AfPak war zone Islamic terrorists are relegated to guerilla warfare of strike and retreat into inaccessible geographical areas and repeat. Hence the continuation of a decade long war because Americans are unwilling to use the full might of the Military that undoubtedly would cause the collateral deaths of the civilian population which hates the presence of Americans anyway.

 

Here is a sidebar: America has fairly successfully carved out the instruments of an organized government in Iraq. Rather or not that government is remains an ally to America after American troop withdrawal is another story. – End of sidebar

 

There has been no success in carving out a bona fide government in Afghanistan. If America pulled out today, the corrupt government of Karzai would probably lose a civil war to a popular Taliban purist Islamic movement. It is evident that America’s goals for Afghanistan must change.

 

For example if the goal changes from defeating the inaccessible Taliban to killing or capturing the people responsible for planning the attack on American soil, military success has greater viability. It took a decade but Osama bin Laden has been killed. In my mind that is a more than half way to winning military engagement in Afghanistan. The capture or killing of Mullah Mohammed Omar would cement that victory for me.

 

Because of the nature of Islamic teachings on a Muslim Ummah, there is a problem that extends beyond the battlefields of the AfPak area. Radical Islam is alive and well in America. That means there are Radical Muslims in America that have a Fifth Column mentality to infiltrate Local, State and Federal governments and/or perpetrate acts of terrorism on American soil in a continuation to war for Allah against the infidel (i.e. the unbelieving kafir). So America has organized cells of Islamic terrorists and Islamic purist believing individual Muslims inspired by the teachings of Radical Islam that take upon themselves to perpetrate acts of terrorism.

 

This is where I get in trouble with Conservatives and Leftists alike. I believe civilian safety is more important than some Liberties in a time of war. Make no mistake there a GWOT going on in the shadows on American soil. Light must shine into those shadows in order to protect the Life and Liberty of Americans that believe in the Constitutional government established by our Founding Fathers.

 

This is where it gets tricky. When Communism was the overt enemy of American constitutionalism it was relatively easy to separate that fine line between security and Liberty. When the old Soviet Union collapsed under the uselessness of Communist ideology during the Reagan years there was a sense Homeland Marxists were discredited enough that they were no longer a threat to constitutional government. This is especially the case since the powerful spy/insurgent apparatchik of USSR infiltration was rendered disorganized with the end of the Soviet government. In the Western sense Islam is a religion and thus protected by the First Amendment in Religious Freedom.

 

Unlike Christianity, Islam is as much political as it is religious. Now Christianity has a history of political interaction in government from the days of Constantine made the Christian faith a State religion in the early 300s AD. History shows that Christian ecclesiastical individuals attained significant political authority. Clerical political authority began to diminish and became relegated to theological authority only. This ebb and flow of political authority within the Christian Church could occur because Christian Scriptures provides for political suzerainty when King Jesus returns to establish the Kingdom of God among the nations of earth.

 

In Islam theological and political authority are encoded as part and parcel of religion and the rule of law. Thus the conquering Caliphs that followed Mohammed in authority in Islam were just as much rulers of land as they were authorities on theology. Hence Islam is a theo-political religion by design rather than by Clerical assumption.

 

In America, the Constitution guarantees Religious Freedom by instructing Congress can make no laws restricting religion; however the Constitution also demands that the government cannot establish a State Religion. Refusing the existence of a State Religion is categorically antithetical to the theo-political religion of Islam.

 

Muslims dedicated to the purist tenets in the Quran, Hadith and Sira will seek to destroy America as we know it and replace secular republican government with an Islamic Caliphate under Sharia Law.

 

As long as Radical Muslims receive monetary support from outside of America the effects of the GWOT will be a threat to Liberty in America within the American homeland. As long as the Radical Islam of the Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabi Saudis or al Qaeda/Taliban-like believes it can and must destroy America, there will be a danger to American lives of all religions and atheistic ideologies.

 

Because of the inherent threat that is on American soil and the fine line between Religious Freedom for Islam and political restrictions for Political Islam to the threat of American Constitutional government, religious profiling should be an acceptable policy for preserving public safety.

 

I believe First Amendment Freedoms must be preserved and guaranteed except where profiling shines a light that individuals are planning to subvert the Constitution and public safety.

 

SO I have mixed feelings about the newest National Security Agency’s (NSA) tool to keep an eye on threats from foreign and domestic cooperation with foreign aspirations to harm America. The technology tool has been dubbed Stellar Wind. This Stellar Wind technology has the ability to monitor indiscriminately communications between people through phones, mobile phones, emails and etc:

 

Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency. A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” (bold emphasis mine) It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.

 

But “this is more than just a data center,” says one senior intelligence official who until recently was involved with the program. The mammoth Bluffdale center will have another important and far more secret role that until now has gone unrevealed. It is also critical, he says, for breaking codes. And code-breaking is crucial, because much of the data that the center will handle—financial information, stock transactions, business deals, foreign military and diplomatic secrets, legal documents, confidential personal communications—will be heavily encrypted. According to another top official also involved with the program, the NSA made an enormous breakthrough several years ago in its ability to cryptanalyze, or break, unfathomably complex encryption systems employed by not only governments around the world but also many average computer users in the US. The upshot, according to this official: “Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.” (bold emphasis mine)

 

 

In the process—and for the first time since Watergate and the other scandals of the Nixon administration—the NSA has turned its surveillance apparatus on the US and its citizens. It has established listening posts throughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls, whether they originate within the country or overseas. (bold emphasis mine) It has created a supercomputer of almost unimaginable speed to look for patterns and unscramble codes. Finally, the agency has begun building a place to store all the trillions of words and thoughts and whispers captured in its electronic net. And, of course, it’s all being done in secret. To those on the inside, the old adage that NSA stands for Never Say Anything applies more than ever.

 

Before yottabytes [SlantRight Editor: Here is an idea of how big a yottabyte is] of data from the deep web and elsewhere can begin piling up inside the servers of the NSA’s new center, they must be collected. To better accomplish that, the agency has undergone the largest building boom in its history, including installing secret electronic monitoring rooms in major US telecom facilities. Controlled by the NSA, these highly secured spaces are where the agency taps into the US communications networks (bold emphasis mine), a practice that came to light during the Bush years but was never acknowledged by the agency. The broad outlines of the so-called warrantless-wiretapping program have long been exposed—how the NSA secretly and illegally bypassed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which was supposed to oversee and authorize highly targeted domestic eavesdropping; how the program allowed wholesale monitoring of millions of American phone calls and email. In the wake of the program’s exposure, Congress passed the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which largely made the practices legal. (bold emphasis mine)Telecoms that had agreed to participate in the illegal activity were granted immunity from prosecution and lawsuits. What wasn’t revealed until now, however, was the enormity of this ongoing domestic spying program.

 

For the first time, a former NSA official has gone on the record to describe the program, codenamed Stellar Wind (bold emphasis mine), in detail. William Binney was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping network. READ ENTIRE POST

 

I have a problem with the government having indiscriminate power to watch any American for no cause. That is way too intrusive in a war like this unconventional fight against global terrorism. AGAIN this is why profiling must become an accepted practice in preventing foreign threats and domestic threats aligned with foreign ideology even if that ideology is theo-political like Islam.

 

Profiling must become acceptable especially aimed at non-citizens where there is the potential to a nefarious terrorist connection. Thus would include narco-terrorists since in many cases narco-terrorism and Islamic terrorism are black market buddies (SA Ettinger Report) to finance nefarious and GWOT activities. So yes, profiling would include profiling connections between foreign Hispanics and domestic Hispanics especially in cases of illegal aliens.

 

When the GWOT is marginalized to an ineffective violent movement much like Soviet Communism has been neutralized then security/safety nature must be drawn back to more peaceful parameters in which traditional search warrants protect the rights of American citizens.

 

It should be noted that the National Security Agency has a long history of questionable domestic spying that should be unconstitutional. A brief article written in 2009 provides a decent picture of NSA intrusion.

 

For a view that opposes any form of usage of Stellar Wind in a domestic sense there is a good article at American Thinker by Hugh de Payns.

 

JRH 3/19/12