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Monday, January 31, 2011

White House “furious”: Huntsman resigns as Obama’s ambassador to China

Huntsman now could possibly challenge his former boss in 2012

So this presidential run is really happening, huh?

Maybe we’re inside the Matrix after all.

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the U.S. ambassador to China, sent a resignation letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, the White House said. Huntsman now is likely to explore a Republican presidential bid, according to supporters.

In a letter hand-delivered to the White House, the former Utah governor said that he wants to return to the United States by May. The letter thanks Obama for the opportunity to serve the country and praises the U.S. embassy staff in Beijing.

If Huntsman won the GOP nomination, he would be challenging the reelection of his former boss. White House officials are furious at what they consider an audacious betrayal, but know that any public criticism would be likely to benefit Huntsman if he enters the primaries.

“Betrayal”? One of the reasons they made him ambassador was to take him out of the field for 2012. They tried to use him, and instead he used them to burnish his foreign policy cred. Turnabout, fair play, etc.

So let’s see where we are. Within the past five days, we’ve had (a) a prominent “true conservative” candidate in Mike Pence declare that he’s not running; (b) a well qualified centrist in Huntsman all but declaring that he is; (c) another well qualified centrist in Mitch Daniels starting to sound like a candidate; (d) a major lower-court ruling against ObamaCare — and a pointed dig from David Axelrod — reminding the base why they don’t like Romney; and (e) a surprisingly strong final-month fundraising haul for SarahPAC in which she actually topped the Romney money machine. All good news for Palinistas, especially the sudden competition for votes among centrists. For awhile it looked like all the action in the primaries would be among candidates on the right, with Romney as the Great Moderate Hope, but now it’s RINOpalooza! And even more good news, via Jim Geraghty: If you’re worried about DeMint jumping in and splitting the “true conservative” vote, there may be good reason to believe that South Carolinians will keep him out.

Exit question one: Are we seeing RINOpalooza now only because centrists have become convinced that a “true conservative” (Palin especially) isn’t a lock for the nomination? Exit question two: Are we sure Huntsman’s going to run as a Republican instead of as a third-party candidate? Remember, he’s filthy rich and now has true bipartisan cred per his work for Obama.

About That School Obama Highlighted in the State of the Union…What he left out!

Written by Doug Powers

In spite of the woeful state of education in many areas of the country, there are still reasons to be encouraged. President Obama outlined one such example in his State of the Union speech last week:

When President Barack Obama spotlighted a successful school in his State of the Union speech, he picked Bruce Randolph School in Denver.

“Take a school like Bruce Randolph in Denver,” the president said. “Three years ago, it was rated one of the worst schools in Colorado. Last May, 97 percent of seniors received their diploma.”

Wow, that’s an impressive turnaround. How did they go from bad to great? Well, that part of the story ended up on the cutting room floor during the SOTU editing process, for obvious reasons:

Bruce Randolph was a middle school when it opened in 2002. In 2007, Denver Public Schools gave Bruce Randolph School permission to operate autonomously. It was the first school in the state to be granted autonomy from district and union rules.

Each teacher then had to reapply for his or her job. A published report said only six teachers remained.

Lt. Col. Allen West called a spade a spade

I hope Mr. West is the 1st black president, Obama is not really black!

Judge used Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign as he struck down Obamacare

Judge uses Obama’s words against him

In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, when the then-Illinois senator argued there were other ways to achieve reform short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that, ‘If a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of his 78-page ruling Monday.

The coming hunger: Record food prices put world 'in danger', says UN

Perfect storm of climate and oil puts world into 'danger territory'

Record food prices put world 'in danger', says UN 

Record food prices put world 'in danger', says UN

Food riots, geopolitical tensions, global inflation and increasing hunger among the planet's poorest people are the likely effects of a new surge in world food prices, which have hit an all-time high according to the United Nations.

The UN's index of food prices – an international basket comprising wheat, corn, dairy produce, meat and sugar – stands at its highest since the index started in 1990, surpassing even the peaks seen during the 2008 food crisis, which prompted civil disturbances from Mexico to Indonesia.

"We are entering danger territory," said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's chief economist, Abdolreza Abbassian.

Abolish the NEA: The deliberate dumbing down of society

The Astounding Failure of the US Educational System

The below article titled “The Educational System Was Designed to Keep Us Docile”, by John Taylor Gatto is a fine read as a complement to my latest article “Inside the Illusory Empire of the Banking Commodities Con Game.”  Who is John Taylor Gatto? Mr. Gatto was the NYC “Teacher of the Year” three times, and a teacher that became highly disillusioned with the formal education system due to its failures to stimulate critical thinking in children.

I find it odd that people that find value in the information I provide to my clients as well as information that I provide publicly on my blog often desire to know of me, “Where did you go to school?” I find it even odder that many people find my attendance of an Ivy League university to be validating of my knowledge base and thinking skill set, as if attending an expensive university is responsible for the thought processes that have enabled many of my big picture, long-term predictions of the global economy to be accurate. I believe there is absolutely no correlation between the cost of an education and intelligence or even between formal education and knowledge, although oddly people believe this relationship to exist.

If there is a provable relationship between formal education and intelligence, it is probably an inverse one. The more letters you have behind your name (MBA, PhD, JD, MFA, CPA) the greater level of stupidity one likely possesses, as the attainment of a higher level of education means that one has been exposed for a far longer time period than the average citizen to the indoctrination process.

Wind power goes limp as British shiver

Wind Farms FAILED During British Cold Spell

Wind Farms FAILED During British Cold Spell

Wind farms in Britain generated practically no electricity during the recent cold spell, raising fresh concerns about whether they could be relied upon to meet the country's energy needs.

Despite high demand for electricity as people shivered at home over Christmas, most of the 3,000 wind turbines around Britain stood still due to a lack of wind.

The failure of wind farms to function at full tilt during December forced energy suppliers to rely on coal-fired power stations to keep the lights on - meaning more greenhouse gases were produced.

Any guesses as to why NBC has been so GREEN?

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Another judge rules: OBAMACARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

The entire act must be declared void!

Judge rules healthcare reform unconstitutional

\MIAMI (Reuters) - A judge in Florida on Monday became the second judge to declare President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law unconstitutional, in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, appointed to the bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, ruled that the reform law's so-called "individual mandate" went too far in requiring that Americans start buying health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty.

"Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision to reach, and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications," Vinson wrote.

Carter did in the Shah, Obama is doing in Mubarak, will the results be the same?

Sources say the US is fomenting the unrest.

Israel shocked by Obama's 'betrayal' of Mubarak

(Reuters) - If Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is toppled, Israel will lose one of its very few friends in a hostile neighborhood and President Barack Obama will bear a large share of the blame, Israeli pundits said on Monday.

Google created by NSA?

Alex Jones: Corporations, US Government Run News Media

RT | Many Americans are turning to alternative online sources for the truth, but Google will soon start to censor alternative news outlets.

Several huge corporations own networks and newspapers in the US. How much of the content do they control? Radio Host Alex Jones says the old media is too close to not only corporations, but the government too. Many Americans are turning to alternative online sources for the truth, but Google, which Jones alleges was created by the NSA, will soon start to censor alternative news outlets.

As Egypt goes offline US gets internet 'kill switch' bill ready

Internet 'Kill Switch' Legislation Back in Play

A graph showing internet traffic to and from Eqypt.

A graph showing internet traffic to and from Eqypt. Photo: Arbor Networks

As Egypt's government attempts to crackdown on street protests by shutting down internet and mobile phone services, the US is preparing to reintroduce a bill that could be used to shut down the internet.

The legislation, which would grant US President Barack Obama powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet, would soon be reintroduced to a senate committee, Wired.com reported.

It was initially introduced last year but expired with a new Congress.

Corn, corn, my kingdom for and ear of corn!

It’s not wise to turn corn into gas, people can’t eat gas!

Egypt and Tunisia usher in the new era of global food revolutions

Political risk has returned with a vengeance. The first food revolutions of our Malthusian era have exposed the weak grip of authoritarian regimes in poor countries that import grain, whether in North Africa today or parts of Asia tomorrow.

If you insist on joining the emerging market party at this stage of the agflation blow-off, avoid countries with an accelerating gap between rich and poor. Cairo’s EGX stock index has dropped 20pc in nine trading sessions.

Events have moved briskly since a Tunisian fruit vendor with a handcart set fire to himself six weeks ago, and in doing so lit the fuse that has detonated Egypt and threatens to topple the political order of the Maghreb, Yemen, and beyond.

As we sit glued to Al-Jazeera watching authority crumble in the cultural and political capital of the Arab world, exhilaration can turn quickly to foreboding.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

CNN gloats over Anti-American, Anti-Israeli Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt likely to be ruled by this group if Mubarak ousted

Meet Jane Burgermeister, original swine flu pandemic depopulation plan whistleblower

Left calls for civility and the beheading of Sarah Palin

Civility: Children's play calls for beheading of Sarah Palin (Examiner.com)

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Less than a month after the Leftwing in America blamed conservatives for the Tucson shooting and demanded 'civility' in political discourse, a children's play in Montana called for the beheading of Sarah Palin.
The play, which was presented at the Missoula Children's Theater in Missoula, Montana on January 23, was a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado.'  But the play's director decided at the last minute to add a bit of 'humor' to the production by including a scene which called for the beheading of Sarah Palin.
Although the production was presented before a predominantly liberal crowd, the scene prompted the following letter to the editor in the local newspaper, the Missoulian:
Open letter to MCT director Curt Olds:

Will states be owned by the federal government if bailed out?

States set to go on bankruptcy bonanza

Insolvency talks already under way with President Obama

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Reagan & Obama, I think not! Will the sheeple fall for this?

We remember what liberals said and what they really think about Ronald Reagan

Like running to a dusty old playbook, liberals in the media hailed President Barack Obama’s speech as “Reaganesque.” Media Research Center’s Newsbusters has quite the compilation of anchors fawning over Mr. Obama and the President’s so-called ability to capture President Ronald Reagan’s style of communication. In fact, Christiane Amanpour exclaimed that President Reagan would consider today's Tea Party "too extreme."

It's no secret that newscasters are happily hoping that President Obama can snooker Americans with his faux admiration of Reagan again, like he did in 2008, and bring back independents into the Democratic fold that he lost in the past two years.

During the 2008 Democratic primary Mr. Obama and then Senator Hillary Clinton clashed over what Ms. Clinton called Mr. Obama's "positive" remarks about Reagan. When challenged about his Reagan comments by Sen. Clinton, Mr. Obama, hedged and backtracked about what he said and what he really meant (via NPR):

During the debate, Obama clarified his statement, noting that "Ronald Reagan was a transformative political figure because he was able to get Democrats to vote against their economic interests to form a majority to push through their agenda - an agenda that I objected to."

Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US! Then end the FED!

Then dismantle the IRS, NEA, TSA, DEA,  FDA, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseam!

US Republican lawmakers taking aim at UN

WASHINGTON – Newly empowered Republican lawmakers are taking their first shots at the United Nations, depicting it as bloated and ineffective as they seek to cut U.S. funding for the world body.

Slavery was introduced in America nearly two centuries before the Founders, there had been few serious efforts to dismantle it prior to the Founders.

Were all of America’s Founding Fathers racists, pro-slavery, and hypocrites?

One of the most frequent tactics employed to discredit America's Founding Fathers is to say that the Founding Fathers were all pro-slavery racists and hypocrites. Therefore, why should we care what their views were on any subject? African-American professor Walter Williams wisely explained the use of this tactic in these words:

“Politicians, news media, college professors and leftists of other stripes are selling us lies and propaganda. To lay the groundwork for their increasingly successful attack on our Constitution, they must demean and criticize its authors. As Senator Joe Biden demonstrated during the Clarence Thomas hearings, the framers' ideas about natural law must be trivialized or they must be seen as racists.”

These people paint a false picture of the Founding Fathers and the issue of slavery. The historical fact is that slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by the Founders; slavery was introduced in America nearly two centuries before the Founders. In fact, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay noted that there had been few serious efforts to dismantle the institution of slavery prior to the Founding Fathers.

The Revolution was a turning point in the national attitude against slavery—and it was the Founders who contributed greatly to that change. In fact, one of the reasons given by Thomas Jefferson for the separation from Great Britain was a desire to rid America of the evil of slavery imposed on them by the British.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin explained that this separation from Britain was necessary since every attempt among the Colonies to end slavery had been thwarted or reversed by the British Crown. In fact, in the years following America's separation from Great Britain, many of the Founding Fathers who had owned slaves released them (e.g., John Dickinson, Ceasar Rodney, William Livingston, George Washington, George Wythe, John Randolph, and others).

It is true, however, that not all of the Founders from the South opposed slavery. According to the testimony of Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, and James Madison, those from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia favored slavery.

Nevertheless, despite the support in those states for slavery, the clear majority of the Founders was opposed to this evil—and their support went beyond words.

For example, in 1774, Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush founded America's first antislavery society; John Jay was president of a similar society in New York. When Constitution signer William Livingston heard of the New York society, he, as Governor of New Jersey, wrote them, offering:

“I would most ardently wish to become a member of it [the society in New York] and… I can safely promise them that neither my tongue, nor my pen, nor purse shall be wanting to promote the abolition of what to me appears so inconsistent with humanity and Christianity… May the great and the equal Father of the human race, who has expressly declared His abhorrence of oppression, and that He is no respecter of persons, succeed a design so laudably calculated to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke.”

Other prominent Founding Fathers who were members of societies for ending slavery included Richard Bassett, James Madison, James Monroe, Bushrod Washington, Charles Carroll, William Few, John Marshall, Richard Stockton, Zephaniah Swift, and many more.

In fact, based in part on the efforts of these Founders, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts abolished slavery in 1780; Connecticut and Rhode Island did so in 1784; New Hampshire in 1792; Vermont in 1793; New York in 1799; and New Jersey in 1804. Furthermore, the reason that the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa all prohibited slavery was a federal act authored by Rufus King (signer of the Constitution) and signed into law by President George Washington which prohibited slavery in those territories.

It is not surprising that Washington would sign such a law, for it was he who had declared:

“I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it [slavery].”
—George Washington

John Adams

Notice a few additional examples of the Founder's strong antislavery sentiments:

“[M]y opinion against it [slavery] has always been known… [N]ever in my life did I own a slave.”
—John Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. President. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1854), vol IX pp. 92-93. In a letter to George Churchman and Jacob Lindley on January 24, 1801.
“[W]hy keep alive the question of slavery? It is admitted by all to be a great evil.”
Charles Carroll, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Kate Mason Rowland, Life and Correspondence of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898), Vol. II, pg. 231.
“As Congress is now to legislate for our extensive territory lately acquired, I pray to Heaven that they …[c]urse not the inhabitants of those regions, and of the United States in general, with a permission to introduce bondage [slavery].”
John Dickinson, Signer of the Constitution and Governor of Pennsylvania. Charles J. Stille, The Life and Times of John Dickinson (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1898) p. 324.
“That men should pray and fight for their own freedom and yet keep others in slavery is certainly acting a very inconsistent as well as unjust and perhaps impious part.”
John Jay, President of Continental Congress, Chief-Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Governor of New York. Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry P. Johnston, editor (New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1891), Vol. III, pp. 168-169. In a letter to Dr. Richard Price on Sep. 27, 1785.
“Christianity, by introducing into Europe the truest principles of humanity, universal benevolence, and brotherly love, had happily abolished civil slavery. Let us who profess the same religion practice its precepts… by agreeing to this duty.”
Richard Henry Lee, President of Continental Congress and Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Memoir of the Life of Richard Henry Lee and His Correspondence With the Most Distinguised Men in America and Europe (Philadelphia: H.C. Carey and I. Lea, 1825), Vol. I, pp. 17-19. The first speech of Richard Henry Lee in the House of Burgesses.
“[I]t ought to be considered that national crimes can only be and frequently are punished in this world by national punishments; and that the continuance of the slave trade, and thus giving it a national sanction and encouragement, ought to be considered as justly exposing us to the displeasure and vengeance of Him who is equally Lord of all and who views with equal eye the poor African slave and his American master.”
Luther Martin, Constitutional Convention Delegate. James Madison, The Records of the Federal Convention, Max Farrand, editor (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911), Vol. III, pg. 211.
“Domestic slavery is repugnant to the principles of Christianity… It is rebellion against the authority of a common Father. It is a practical denial of the extent and efficacy of the death of a common Savior. It is an usurpation of the prerogative of the great Sovereign of the universe who has solemnly claimed an exclusive property in the souls of men.”
Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Minutes of the Proceedings of a Convention of Delegates From the Abolition Societies Established in Different Parts of the United States, Assembled at Philadelphia, on the First Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Four… (Philadelphia: Zachariah Poulson, 1794), p. 24. “To the Citizens of the United States.”
“Slavery, or an absolute and unlimited power in the master over life and fortune of the slave, is unauthorized by the common law… The reasons which we sometimes see assigned for the origin and the continuance of slavery appear, when examined to the bottom, to be built upon a false foundation. In the enjoyment of their persons and of their property, the common law protects all.”
James Wilson, Signer of the Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court Justice. James Wilson, The Works of James Wilson, Robert Green McCloskey, editor (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967), Vol. II, pg. 605.
“It is certainly unlawful to make inroads upon others… and take away their liberty by no better right than superior force.”
John Witherspoon, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Works of John Witherspoon (Edinburgh: J. Ogle, 1815), p. 81, “Lectures on Moral Philosophy.”

Numerous similar quotes could be cited.

Yet despite the progress made by many of the Founders to end the institution of slavery and to recognize in practice that “all men are created equal,” it is currently charged that in the Constitution, the Founders considered a black to be only three-fifths of a person. This charge is yet another misportrayal of the truth.

The records of the Constitutional Convention make clear that the three-fifths clause was actually an antislavery provision. As Professor Walter Williams explains:

“It was slavery's opponents who succeeded in restricting the political power of the South by allowing them to count only three-fifths of their slave population in determining the number of congressional representatives. The three-fifths of a vote provision applied only to slaves, not to free blacks in either the North or South.” (emphasis added)

The three-fifths clause was not a measurement of human worth; it was an attempt to reduce the number of pro-slavery proponents in Congress. By including only three-fifths of the total numbers of slaves into the congressional calculations, Southern states were actually being denied additional pro-slavery representatives in Congress.

While there were a few Founding Fathers who were pro-slavery, the truth is that it was the Founders who were responsible for planting and nurturing the first seeds for the recognition of black equality and for the eventual end of slavery. This is a fact made clear by Richard Allen.

Richard Allen

Allen had been a slave in Pennsylvania, but was freed after he converted his master to Christianity. A close friend of Benjamin Rush and several other Founding Fathers, he went on to become the founder of the A.M.E. Church in America. In an early address entitled “To the People of Color,” Allen reminded them:

“Many of the white people [who] have been instruments in the hands of God for our good, even such as have held us in captivity, are now pleading our cause with earnestness and zeal.”
-Richard Allen

If this view of the Founding Fathers and many of their names were new to you, there is a solution to help acquaint you with many of them. Wallbuilders has reprinted an 1848 book entitled Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. This work, long used as a school text, gives a brief and informative biographical sketch of each of the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence.

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Regime change in Egypt, don’t bet on democracy!

Muslim Brotherhood: Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States

 

Egypt likely to be ruled by this group if Mubarak ousted

ObamaCare Highlighted by Page Number

THE CARE BILL HB3200

 
THIS IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL

 
Judge Kithil of Marble Falls , TX - HB3200 highlighted pages most egregious

 
Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59

 
JUDGE KITHIL wrote:
** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.

** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individuals bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts..

** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN).

** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.

** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.

** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations.. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)

** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on:

"Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick 'fix' to make the plan financially sound for their future."

Honorable David Kithil
Marble Falls, Texas

All of the
above should give you the point blank ammo you need to support your opposition to Obamacare. Please send this information on to all of your email contacts.

Medical examiner’s office, said he did not know what medications or chemicals were in Wheeler’s body but…

Medical examiner: Homicide victim John Wheeler died of 'blunt force trauma'

Toxicology "didn't play a role" in his death, officials said.

Homicide victim John P. Wheeler III, a former Pentagon official and presidential aide whose body was discovered Dec. 31 in a Wilmington landfill, was beaten to death in an assault, the Delaware medical examiner’s office announced today.

The official cause of Wheeler’s slaying was “blunt force trauma,’’ agency spokesman Karl Kanefsky said about a case that has drawn worldwide media coverage.

Police reiterated today that the case remains under investigation but acknowledge they cannot fill in critical gaps in the murder mystery.

Within hours of the grisly New Year’s Eve discovery, state pathologists had ruled that the 66-year-old New Castle resident was a homicide victim, but until today authorities had been mum on the cause of his death -- an unusual posture in Delaware, where such information is usually released promptly.

The four-week delay has helped fuel rampant speculation that Wheeler, a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons, was poisoned by enemies -- a theory that persisted in part because he was seen stumbling around Wilmington in the days before he died and officials said they were awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

Hal G. Brown, deputy director of the medical examiner’s office, said he did not know what medications or chemicals, if any, were in Wheeler’s system, but said the death certificate makes it clear that toxicology “didn’t play a role’’ in Wheeler’s death.

Did Nikita Khrushchev know Obama was coming?

Communist conquering America without firing a shot? 

Broun Stands by Tweet Accusing Obama of Socialism

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) stands by his post-State of the Union tweet in which he accused President Barack Obama of believing in “socialism.”

“Mr. Obama believes in a big central government where the federal government controls everything in our lives,” he told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Thursday evening. “That’s socialism. And so I stick by that tweet.”

Broun sent his tweet immediately after the president finished his address Tuesday evening. “Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism,” Broun tweeted.

Lawyers on flight say they saw US Gov. escorted ‘underwear bomber’ through security with no passport!

More power to the government/TSA!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Inflation to eat up the ‘dollar menu’

Egypt likely to be ruled by this group if Mubarak ousted

The Muslim Brotherhood

The exhibits make four things clear:

1) Many of the existing organizations that have set themselves up as the interlocutors between the Islamic community in the United States and the outside world (including government, law enforcement and other faiths) were founded and controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood from their inception. Many of them changed their names over time to achieve broader national acceptance.

2) The Brotherhood established a highly-structured organization with many different faces inside the United States while deliberately and continually seeking to hide the Brotherhood’s links to its front groups.

3) The agenda to be carried out by these groups in the United States in reality had little to do with publicly-proclaimed goals of the organizations, such as promoting civil rights protection for Muslims. Rather, the true goal is to destroy the United States from the inside and work for the establishment of a global Islamist society.

4) The primary function of the Brotherhood structures, from the early 1990s forward, was to support, materially and politically, the Hamas movement in the Palestinian territories, as instructed by the office of the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo.

Egypt protests: America's secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising

Obama is trying to destroy our Western way of life, what type of government is he backing to replace Mubarak’s?

USA 'SECRETLY BACKS UPRISING'

 

The Muslim Brotherhood

Venezuela: day of protests against dictatorship this Sunday

On Sunday: Will You Take to the Streets Against Dictatorship?

Mobilizing would-be protesters against dictatorship - seems easy no? It's not exactly a cause with a lot of grassroots support. But the monkeywrench thrown into the mix, in the case of Venezuela, where a day of protests against dictatorship will originate in this Sunday, may be that many don't see their leader as a dictator. And when it comes to using social networks to mobilize people onto the streets, Chavez' hefty Twitter presence of his own is a force to reckon with. 

Yet a group of Venezuelans are doing what they can to energize people within the country and abroad, and hope to see a respectable turnout on the streets this weekend.

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Are antiwar activists unpatriotic? Are they terrorist?

FBI Anti-terror Squad, SWAT Team, Cops Show Up at Antiwar Event

The Commercial Appeal | FBI and Memphis Police Department representatives said they were there to protect the activists from potential harm by extremists who might oppose their views.

Mubarak has an internet kill switch, Obama wants one

Egypt Shows How Easily Internet Can Be Silenced

Are current uprisings part of the ‘ruling class’ NWO agenda or a revolt against?

Brzezinski’s Feared “Global Awakening” Has Arrived

Paul Joseph Watson | Monumental worldwide rallying cry for freedom threatens to derail new world order agenda.

Obama Misinforming Public About U.S. Dollar and Yuan

National Inflation Association

President Obama's comments on Wednesday in a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao, misinformed the public about potential changes in foreign exchange rates and their effects on U.S. citizens. Obama on Wednesday said that he would like to see the Chinese yuan appreciate faster in value. While Hu indicated that China is committed to allowing the free market to better dictate the value of the yuan, Obama said China is implementing their steps to allow the yuan to appreciate "not as fast as we'd like."

For years, the U.S. has been criticizing China by calling them "currency manipulators". The fact is, the Federal Reserve is the real currency manipulator because their actions will soon lead to a U.S. Hyperinflationary Great Depression that destroys the lives of all Americans who aren't prepared for life with a worthless U.S. dollar. All China is doing is pegging the yuan to the U.S. dollar so that their product manufacturers and exporters can maintain some level of stability. However, the U.S. is using this as an excuse to explain its rapidly deteriorating export market.

Obama was correct when he explained to the world how China would benefit by having a stronger yuan. Obama understands perfectly how a stronger yuan would bring down prices for Chinese citizens and allow them to enjoy a much higher standard of living. In fact, NIA believes China could solve their current inflation crisis simply by allowing the yuan to appreciate alone.

China has seen the prices of many food items soar by 25% or more in recent months, which is horrific for a country where many of its citizens spend half of their income on food. While most mainstream economists on CNBC, Bloomberg, and FOX Business are quick to blame China's food inflation crisis on the weather, NIA believes the weather has very little to do with it. It seems like the weather is always the excuse every time food prices rise. Mainstream economists would have you believe that the world has been experiencing never-ending droughts and floods that continue to worsen each year.

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Obama: will be out of Afghanistan by the end of the year — make that Iraq

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Will be out 'by the end of this year'

SEIU has no allegiance to America!

Full article plus video here: Is SEIU Working With Hamas?

Prominent current and former members of SEIU local 73 are being investigated for their potential ties to the Hamas and FARC terrorist groups.

Late last year, their homes were raided by the FBI, and they were subpoenaed to appear in front of a grand jury for questioning.

Joe Iosbaker, Chief Steward of SEIU 73, and Tom Burke (former board member of SEIU 73) are among 9 people who are subjects in the investigation. None of them have been charged with any crimes, yet.

Two days ago, they refused again to appear in front of the grand jury.

The interesting thing about these SEIU folks is that they also belong to a violently radical group called the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. From their website:

The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is a revolutionary socialist and Marxist-Leninist organization in the United States.

1) We stand for the right to self-determination up to and including secession for the African American nation in the Black Belt South.

While rejecting Zionist claims on Palestine and white supremacist claims to a white southern nation or northwestern nation, we do acknowledge the fact that the most advanced sections of the Black liberation movement, from the 1800s on, have demanded a Black Republic in the South.

It gets worse from there.

This is the same group who, along with the other subjects of the FBI investigation, takes credit for staging the 2008 RNC protest-riots.

Shockingly, SEIU leadership is supporting their accused members, and the chosen strategy of not cooperating with law enforcement.

Beginning at 6:15 in the video below, SEIU’s Matt Brandon gives the union’s full-throated support for targets of the investigation
Let that sink in for a minute. SEIU members are being investigated for potential ties to terrorists, and SEIU leadership is supporting non-cooperation with law enforcement. Can we question their patriotism yet??

Imagine Haliburton being investigated by DOJ for potential ties to terrorists, and their management comes out in support of ignoring grand jury subpoenas. Do you think mainstream media outlets might cover it?

The bottom line is that in addition to demanding the right to riot on the streets of America, the Progressive movement in this country (including SEIU) wants the right to organize “non-violent” actions with Hamas and FARC.

Pay close attention to the 2 minute mark in the video below. The Lawyers Guild protester lets the cat out of the bag when he talks about Global Exchange being threatened by all of this. Global Exchange is one of the groups that helped organized the violent Hamas flotilla.

So here you have SEIU members participating in violent revolutionary causes, and SEIU leadership defending them.

This raises a lot of questions about the extent of coordination between the American Progressive movement and global terrorist organizations. We can think of at least two people who are strongly associated with this exact SEIU local 73, people who might be able to shed some light on the actions of its members:

Andy Stern

exact seiu local 73 people light actions members andy stern

And President Barack Obama

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From the 2008 SEIU 73 annual report:

SEIU Local 73 was all across the nation in 2008 assisting Barack Obama in his historic run for the White House. Members and SEIU Local 73 staff worked the primaries not only in Illinois, but in Ohio and other key states. The Purple Army was out in force to turn our nation blue!

To say that they are close is an understatement.

What does the President know, and how long has he known it?

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The war on terror and the war on drugs bring about the same loss of liberties! We should do away with the modern ‘abolition’ i. e., drug prohibition. Do away with the laws against drug use and enforce laws against drug abuse.

This will seriously decrease the criminal element associated with drug use the same way it did with whiskey in the Capone days!

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China fakes war games with ‘Top Gun’ movie footage

Is Chinese bluster a bluff? What’s behind the recent tendency of our leaders to exalt them to superpower status?

Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?

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If world trade is in a nosedive, and it is, is Chinese growth claim false?

If World Trade Is Improving

Tip of the hat to PatrickGandy at rtr.org for his post

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If World Trade Is Improving....

Why is the Baltic Dry Index playing cliff-diver?

I know there's a capacity (specifically, overcapacity) issue in the ship business, but this is just plain bad.  How do you make money on these vessels at that sort of pricing?  The decline since September, when people were pointing to a rebound starting, is stunning - and disturbing.

Yes, the solution to too much capacity and low prices is low prices - people go under, then capacity comes off, and price goes up.  But remember, the mantra we keep hearing is that the economy worldwide is growing so fast.... well, if it is, why is it that bulk carriers aren't loaded to the gills and able to maintain prices?

As an anecdote I also hear regularly from associates of mine who are involved in the goods trade across national boundaries.  There was a set of memos that was circulating around the holidays about expected price increases for non-bulk (e.g. container) shipments; I am now hearing that these have been rescinded.

Perhaps all is not what it appears.... especially over in China.

Lest you're inclined to believe in the "Growth Story" in China, let me point out that they apparently got caught attempting to claim Top Gun footage as having come from a military exercise.  Yes, really.

Faking military exercises?  Is there anything real in Chinese "statistics" and "claims"?

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

I read the headline and assumed a liberal democrat had introduced this?

Security for liberty is not liberty, and definitely not security!

Shocker: Citizen Spy Networks to be Given Immunity

New York Republican Peter King has introduced a bill that would protect the army of citizen spies Homeland Security hopes to recruit under Janet Napolitano’s “See Something, Say Something” snoop campaign from lawsuits brought by innocent people wrongly accused of being terrorists or extremists.

“A top US lawmaker unveiled legislation on Wednesday to protect individuals who tip off authorities to potential extremist threats from lawsuits, in the event that they turn out to finger innocents,” reports AFP.

House Homeland Security Chairman King, who is pushing the “See Something, Say Something Act,” wants to shield “good citizens who report suspicious activity” from facing the consequences of misidentifying innocent behavior as extremism or terror.

Michigan tea partier recommends democrat for GOP chairmanship?

Democrat Set to Take Reins of Michigan GOP

"Michigan conservatives need to know the facts before they vote for new leadership this weekend! We see this happening all over the country now and the Tea Party is at the root of this problem. Truth hurts, but it must shine on!"
J.B. Williams

Right Side News

In a mailing to Michigan GOP delegates heading to the state GOP convention this weekend, local Tea Party Patriots leader Gene Clem opened with - “I am recommending Robert Schostak to you as the next Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party (MRP).” - calling upon fellow Michigan GOP delegates to support Schostak and his bid to become Chairman of the Michigan GOP.

Clem goes on to make a very important statement in his missive to fellow Republican Delegates – “Let me be clear: the Tea Party Movement (TPM) is not a part of the Republican Party. The TPM has many Independents and Democrats who would never join the Republican Party. The Republican Party is the chosen tool of the TPM to elect government officials. You must understand that relationship.”


The reason Clem wants to be so clear, is his candidate for head of the Michigan GOP is not Republican, or at the very least, he is certainly not a “constitutional conservative” like Clem and other Tea Party Patriots claim to desire in office.

In the 2008 election cycle, Robert “Bobby” Schostak not only gave thousands to Tea Party nemesis John McCain, he also gave generously to several key Democrats that make the list of the Tea Parties top political targets…

Nancy Pelosi (D) California

                John Kerry (D) Massachusetts

                Frank Lautenberg (D) New Jersey

                Mark Udall (D) Colorado

                Jack Reed (D) Rhode Island

According to all known Tea Party propaganda over the last two years, the Tea Party is for smaller government, fiscal responsibility, secure borders and constitutional conservative principles and values. On this basis, why would “conservative” organizations like Tea Party Patriots and icaucus support a GOP leader who supported known hardcore leftists like Pelosi and Kerry in the last election cycle?

The answer might be easier than you think. From 2008 thru 2010, Schostak also gave tens of thousands to the fledgling Michigan Republican Party, greasing the path for his bid to take control of the Michigan State Republican Party.

From a February 2009 Michigan Republican Party press release – “Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser announced the appointment of Robert Schostak as the party's new finance chairman. Schostak has an extensive background in campaign fundraising strategies, previously assisting United States Senator Spencer Abraham, Gubernatorial Candidate Dick DeVos, and 2008 Presidential Candidate John McCain.”


Schostak’s campaign giving pattern is that of a politico buying a seat at the big boy table, spreading his wealth around both political parties as he searches for a way in the door of party power somewhere. I get what he’s doing and why… but why would this type of individual draw the endorsement and support of Tea Party Patriots and sister organization Freedom Works, or constitutionally conservative candidate vetting group icaucus?

Why would a Tea Party organizer like Gene Clem work so hard to support a GOP Chairman that supported Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and John McCain in 2008?

“We are two concerned citizens who have given two years of our lives to the current struggle for the restoration of our republic. I am proud to march at Bobby's side for the next two-year fight.” - Said Clem, in closing his campaign pitch for Schostak.

Last December, Tea Party Express darling, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was in Michigan offering up her special brand of political rhetoric. Bachmann was in the state to stump for Robert ‘Bobby’ Schostak and his bid to become the chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

So, let me see… Schostak was hand-picked by new Governor Snyder? – and…

Southwest Michigan Tea Party Patriots, Tea Party Express, Freedom Works, icaucus, Gene Clem and Michelle Bachmann all support Robert “Bobby” Schostak for Chairman of the Michigan GOP, who supported Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and John McCain in 2008?

Seems at least some real Michigan conservatives find this a bit odd as well – “Now that Michigan has a choice for the GOP chairman position, I would like to ask everyone who might be voting at the Michigan GOP convention on Friday, to support Troy Rolling. He’s not part of the existing Michigan GOP party and that, my friends, is his BEST ASSET. Let me tell you a few things about the current powers-that-be in the Michigan GOP.”


RightMichigan.com states – “The biggest complaint that people talk about are Schostak's connections to Democrats like Al Gore, John Kerry, Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow and Jennifer Granholm.” This is a race for leader of the GOP, isn’t it?

My how the stomach turns inside today’s political Tea Party wrestling match for power. Funny what money can buy, huh?

As Gene Clem said in closing his pitch for Democratic Socialist financier Schostak, – “Do your own research. Take any opportunity you may have to speak to Bobby and make your choice based the best information available and your knowledge of the man.”


Get to know your fellow Tea Partiers a little better too… a Republican Party of non-republicans… hmmm, only a Democrat would have come up with that!

JB Williams
Co-Founder
www.PatriotsUnion.org
www.ThePatriotsNews.com

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Watch: The Anti-GOP Threat in Maine You Didn’t Hear About Crime

"Webster might survive a nine millimeter, but doubtful he'd survive a 50 cal."

In this era of “violent rhetoric,” which is blamed on conservatives, there‘s a recent GOP death threat you probably haven’t heard of. Not a threat made against a liberal, but rather a threat made against the chairman of the Maine GOP that actually references the Tucson shootings:

The threat came after the assassination attempt of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, while much of the media was trying to blame that incident on conservative rhetoric and made a point to cite supposed examples. That the threat in Maine didn’t garner national attention, then, is surprising. Or maybe it isn’t.

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Utah military base that carries out tests to protect troops against biological attacks locked down

Nerve agent mix-up prompts Utah base lockdown

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A mix-up over a tiny vial of deadly nerve agent led to the overnight lock-down of the Army's Dugway Proving Ground, a sprawling, remote base where the U.S. military conducts weapons tests, officials said on Thursday.

 

MYSTERY: Utah Army base locked down after 'serious concern'

SALT LAKE CITY  — A Utah military base that carries out tests to protect troops against biological attacks was locked down over a "serious concern," but was beginning to reopen early Thursday, officials said.

Early Thursday, base spokeswoman Paula Thomas said the base, located about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, had reopened to incoming personnel, and preparations were under way to allow people inside to leave.

She said there were no injuries resulting from the cause of the lockdown, which began Wednesday afternoon. She said more details would be released later in the day.

Col. William E. King, base commander at Dugway Proving Grounds announced Wednesday evening that gates were locked to both incoming and outgoing personnel to resolve the problem, but that no one was in danger.

King and other base officials declined to provide any details on the cause of the lockdown.

"As you know measures like these (lockdown of our gates) are not taken lightly," King said Wednesday, according to NBC station KSL-TV. "No one is in immediate danger but these steps are required."

Thomas called as accurate media reports that about 1,200 to 1,400 people — a mix of military personnel and contractors and civilian workers — were inside the base when the lockdown occurred.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a lockdown began at 5:24 p.m. MST Wednesday, with no one allowed in or out of the base.

According to its website, the nearly 800,000-acre base conducts chemical and biological defense training, and "is the Defense Department's leader in testing battlefield smokes and obscurants."  Personnel there also test military equipment's viability in environments where they're facing chemical or biological threat.

The base also is used by the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. National Guard for maneuver training.

How did the ‘underwear bomber acquire the explosive materials and who escorted him on the plane with no passport?

FEDs May Have Provided Underwear Bomber With Explosives

Truth Squad spoke with Kurt Haskell yesterday via Skype interview following a pre-trial conference for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab also known as the “underwear bomber.” Kurt had some interesting revelations regarding Umar and the implications of his defense.

Since firing his attorney in September Umar is insisting that he will represent himself during his trial to the dismay of the Judge and his standby attorney Anthony Chambers. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered Abdulmutallab to stand trial on October 4th 2011, but Umar plead for more time so he could learn the legal concepts necessary for his self-defense. Edmunds denied his request.

Haskell reported that Judge Edmunds and many others present in the courtroom feared Umar representing himself and the implication that there would be no attorney/client privilege to protect case information. Third parties could sue to access the documents contained in his file. Umar has requested the federal defender turn over his complete file which contains expert testimony that may prove that the “underwear bomb” was a dud. Is the judge concerned with a terrorist being subject to civil suits by his victims? Or is her concern that certain information will be made public record? Perhaps Edmunds and others are seeking to protect information relating to how Umar acquired the explosive materials and who escorted him on the plane with no passport?

Abdulmutallab’s behavior is consistent with one has figured out that he is being used to further the agenda of the Federal Government and refuses to trust anyone but himself for his defense. After conversations with Chambers, Haskell believes that the feds provided Umar with the plastic explosives sans a detonation device which according to testimony by military explosives experts would burn and not explode. Haskell firmly believes that “entrapment” will be the foundation of Umar’s defense.

Standby Attorney Anthony Chambers said on the record in court that the Milan prison has not been cooperative in giving him access to Abdulmutallab, and Chambers believes someone “higher up” is intentionally running interference said Haskell.

On December 25, 2009 Nigerian citizenUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan.

According to witness Kurt Haskell, an attorney from Michigan,  he and his wife were sitting on the ground near their boarding gate in Amsterdam, which is when they saw Abdulmutallab approach the gate with an unidentified man.

“Abdulmutallab was a poorly dressed, young looking individual, but he was accompanied by a man in an expensive suit”, Haskell told MLive.com.

The suited man asked ticket agents whether Abdulmutallab could board without a passport. “The guy said, ‘He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time.”

Although Abdulmutallab is Nigerian, Haskell said the well-dressed man portrayed him as a desperate Sudanese refugee in an attempt to elicit sympathy and as a way of bypassing his lack of documents.

According to Haskell the ticket agent referred Abdulmutallab and his companion to her manager down the hall, and Haskell didn’t see Abdulmutallab again until after he allegedly tried to detonate an explosive on the plane.

It was later reported that the bomber’s father had reported him to the CIA believing that he would commit a terror related crime. Abdulmutallab was allegedly put on a terror watch list.

On January 20, 2010, current Director of the National Counter terrorism Center (NCTC), Michael E. Leiter, made a startling admission. Leiter indicated “I will tell you, that when people come to the country and they are on the watch list, it is because we have generally made the choice that we want them here in the country for some reason or another.” during hearings before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab’s visa wasn’t taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would’ve foiled a larger investigation into al-Qaida threats against the United States.

So here we see not only a concerted effort to allow a suspected terrorist to enter the U.S. by allowing him to keep his Visa, but also an agent of an unnamed agency escorting the terrorist on the plane, bypassing normal security measures.

Another witness described seeing another man calmly filming Abdulmutallab throughout the flight, including during the attempted bombing.

Patricia “Scotty” Keepman and her daughter witnessed the alleged botched bombing. Keepman’s daughter said that “ahead of them was a man who videotaped the entire flight, including the attempted detonation.”

“He sat up and videotaped the entire thing, very calmly,” said Patricia.

Was this the “well dressed man” that Haskell saw, or could this have been a third man, possibly from another intelligence operative meant to make sure Abdulmutallab carried out his mission? If so he obviously would have known the bomb was a dud or there would be no reason to videotape the incident. Witnesses also reported seeing 2 men arrested in the airport, a story the FBI continues to deny giving greater credence to the assumption that the man with the video camera was an intelligence agent. Kurt Haskell told TruthSquad yesterday that the second mystery man arrested was not the man with the video camera, but believes that this man my have passed the explosives to Abdulmutallab which the bomb sniffing dogs then may have alerted to his luggage leading to his arrest. Haskell also notes that officials changed their story six times and will not confirm or deny the arrest of this man, nor will they even speak about this issue at this point.

According to other witnesses, Umar appeared to be ‘in a trance’; “he was staring into nothing. The whole plane was screaming, but the suspect, he didn’t say a word.”, said passenger Jasper Schuringa, the man who extinguished the fire in Abdulmutallab’s lap and then subdued him.

Military explosives experts have also pointed out another flaw in the story. A blasting cap is required to detonate PETN and other plastic explosives.  The explosives will burn but not explode. This raises the suspicion that as a staged event, the Pentagon my have wanted to raise the fear factor, which this incident did, without loss of life. A drugged “useful idiot” may not have realized he was being set up with a dud bomb.

Haskell witnessed the fire spreading into the seats, carpet and licking up the wall to the ceiling of the airliner and cites the heroism of one unnamed flight attendant who grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flame.

Immediately following the underwear bombing, DHS head Michael Chertoff began pushing the naked body scanner machines for RapiScan in a series of media appearances. This fact establishes a profit motive, it was revealed that RapiScan is a client of The Chertoff Group, and in a conflict of interest, Chertoff ordered the naked body scanners while he was still DHS Chief.

In an interview with CNN, Michael Chertoff complained the implementation of the scanners has been vigorously opposed by the ACLU and privacy advocates, “the House of Representatives voted to prevent us from using it, but I think now there has been a vivid lesson in the value of this machinery.” Chertoff seems to be saying that lobbyists and Congress refused to give him permission to buy these machines from a company he works for, but now they were taught a lesson that enabled him to purchase 150 full body scanners with a price tag of $25 million.

Similarly in January 2010 the New York Times reported that Michael E. Leiter testified that “restrictions put into place in 2009 that limit how people are added to terrorist watch lists unintentionally compromised the nation’s ability to prevent attacks”  while as mentioned earlier in this article, he admitted in the same series of hearings that Abdulmutallab was intentionally allowed to board the plane so he could be watched.

New evidence is about to be revealed that the underwear bomber was provided dud explosives by government agents who escorted him past security on the plane, and then went on to use the incident to profit from security contracts as well as infringe on Constitutional liberty via terror watch lists.

Watch the full interview with Kurt Haskell here

TruthSquad Exclusive: Kurt Haskell On New Underwear Bomber Revelations