Sunday, March 04, 2012

US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

Labrador and Simpson vote for unconstitutional bill which strikes at both the first and second amendments: US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

"A bill passed Monday in the US House of Representatives and Thursday in the Senate would make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration—to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year. Several commentators have dubbed it the “anti-Occupy” law, but its implications are far broader.

The bill—H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011”—was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, while only Ron Paul and two other Republicans voted against the bill in the House of Representatives (the bill passed 388-3). Not a single Democratic politician voted
against the bill."

US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

Yea ID-1 Labrador, Raúl [R] Yea ID-2 Simpson, Michael [R]

This bill outlaws and makes a felony of the possession of a firearm in these arbitrary and morphing "restricted" areas.

"(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if-- `(A) the person, during and in relation to the offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm; "

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder

this article from The Nation.

Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder
by Jeremy Scahill

A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a
security operative for the company have made a series of explosive
allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in
Virginia. The two men claim that the company's owner, Erik Prince, may
have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were
cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The
former employee also alleges that Prince "views himself as a Christian
crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the
globe," and that Prince's companies "encouraged and rewarded the
destruction of Iraqi life."

The rest of this article can be found on the web at:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Risch vs Reality

From the Coeur d'Alene Press May 28, 2009

COEUR d'ALENE -- With the economy at the top of the national conscience, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch sees light at the end of the tunnel.

"My sense is we've pretty well hit the bottom," Risch said Wednesday during an editorial board meeting with The Press. "To me the worst is behind us."

Citing unemployment rates that have leveled in more than 20 states around the country and rebounding real estate numbers, the first-term senator with a background in forestry described the economic landscape as a field of green growing after a forest fire.

"If you've ever seen the green shoots that grow after a burned-out forest, that's as good a comparison as any," he said. "That's where we're at."

Read complete article here

Others think differently:

From the American Free Press:

The Agenda: The Restructuring of the Global Political Economy

Before the meeting began, Bilderberg investigative journalist Daniel Estulin reported on the main item of the agenda, which was leaked to him by his sources inside. Though such reports cannot be verified, his sources, along with those of veteran Bilderberg tracker, Jim Tucker, have proven to be shockingly accurate in the past. Apparently, the main topic of discussion at this year's meeting was to address the economic crisis, in terms of undertaking, “Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty ... or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.” Other items on the agenda included a plan to “continue to deceive millions of savers and investors who believe the hype about the supposed up-turn in the economy. They are about to be set up for massive losses and searing financial pain in the months ahead,” and “There will be a final push for the enactment of Lisbon Treaty, pending on Irish voting YES on the treaty in Sept or October,”[1] which would give the European Union massive powers over its member nations, essentially making it a supranational regional government, with each country relegated to more of a provincial status.

Read entire story here

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spokesman-Review and Coeur d'Alene Press again fail to report the news.

The Bilderberg group met in Athens Greece May 14 to May 17th 2009, where international banksters and gangsters plotted the course of the on-going bankster engineered depression and the banksters' eternal war against humanity, (currently being played out in Obama's escalation of the war against the people of Afganistan).
At the Spokesman-Review website , Monday May 18th 2009, a search engine inquiry
returns the following:

"Story results for 'Bilderberg'

Nothing was found."

At the Coeur d'Alene Press website a similar search returns:

"Your search results




Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Confessed incompetence or obstruction of justice?

Assciated Press reports

"Cofer Black, the former head of the CIA's counterterrorism center, said that looking back, he can't think of a thing “we could have done that would have changed anything.” Black, a top executive with Blackwater Worldwide, the security firm, made the comment in an interview published in November issue of Men's Journal. More...."
Some doubt this man's credibility:

Some, such as Lee Hamilton and Daniel Marcus,  even suggest the CIA committed acts of obstruction of justice:
(from George Washington Blog:)


More Evidence of Obstruction of Justice in 9/11 Investigation

By now you've heard that the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogations of alleged Al Qaeda members. The interesting part of this story is that the 9/11 Commission claimed that it obtainedmost of its information about the attacks from these interrogations (and then only indirectly as reported by the military to the Commission; the Commission never met the alleged detainees, was not allowed to submit questions to them directly, nor was it allowed to question the alleged interrogators to assess their credibility).

The New York Times confirms that the government swore that ithad turned over all of the relevant material regarding the statements of the people being interrogated:

“The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request,” said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission ....

“No tapes were acknowledged or turned over, nor was the commission provided with any transcript prepared from recordings,” he said.

But is the destruction of the tapes -- and hiding from the 9/11 Commission the fact that the tapes existed -- a big deal? Yes, actually. As the Times goes on to state:
Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American University who served as general counsel for the Sept. 11 commission and was involved in the discussions about interviews with Al Qaeda leaders, said he had heard nothing about any tapes being destroyed.

If tapes were destroyed, he said, “it’s a big deal, it’s a very big deal,” because it could amount to obstruction of justice to withhold evidence being sought in criminal or fact-finding investigations.

Indeed, 9/11 Commission co-chairman Lee Hamilton says:
"Did they obstruct our inquiry? The answer is clearly yes," says Lee Hamilton, who co-chaired the 9/11 Commission, in the wake of reports the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogations of two al-Qaida suspects. "Whether that amounts to a crime, others will have to judge," adds Hamilton.

95 percent of the sugar beet crop in Idaho Genetically Modified reports:

John Schorr, agriculture manager for Amalgamated Sugar, estimates that 95 percent of the sugar beet crop in Idaho will be of the new GM variety in 2008, or a total of 150,000 out of 167,000 acres.

In 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed the classification of Roundup Ready sugar beets from regulated to deregulated, meaning that the GM beets could be planted without a special permit. But the lawsuit alleges that the USDA failed to properly conduct an environmental review into the impacts of this deregulation.

"The law requires the government to take a hard look at the impact that deregulating Roundup Ready sugar beets will have on human health, agriculture and the environment," said Greg Loarie of Earthjustice. "The government cannot simply ignore the fact that deregulation will harm organic farmers and consumers, and exacerbate the growing epidemic of herbicide resistant weeds."