(Boston) – The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it, or exactly how many agencies do the same work.
These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.
On July 4th I was driving alone with my service dog of almost 8 years of age, Dunkin’, in the rear seat towards the middle. I was pulled over on I-17 after being tailed for about one mile. The cop was very close to the rental car I was driving which was a gray Toyota corolla. The vehicle was due back on Sunday and I had planned on returning it, then utilizing the airport shuttle to catch my early flight back to New York’s La Guardia airport with Dunkin as my travel companion.
I pulled over to a safe spot on the shoulder of the road and the cop opened the door and drew out a shot gun. He actually AIMED it at me. I could see his eye aiming and it made no sense. I was shouted at and told to keep my hands where he can see them. This seemed very strange and not at all common for being pulled over. I could hear shot gun cocked and I realized that something was not right. I obeyed his shouts to keep my hands up and I allowed Dunkin to continue sleeping in order to keep us both calm. I was ordered to get out of the car, walk backwards without looking, and was very confused… I was going further and further away from Dunkin’. Read the rest of this entry »
(WashingtonTimes) – Arizona has enacted a law that enables state and local police to support fed- eral immigration en- forcement, in a care- fully circumscribed manner. This moderate statute is under vicious attack by the Obama administration and assorted amnesty advocates. Yet Arizona and her sister states in the Southwest could take dramatically stronger actions to bring order to the border. And they would have both history and the Constitution on their side. Read More Here
If the police suffer average cuts, predicted to be around 25%, that will lead to the loss of between 11,500 and 17,000 jobs by 2015, said Dr Tim Brain, who recently retired as chief constable of Gloucestershire and Association of Chief Police Officers lead on finance. Read the rest of this entry »
(EconomicCollapse) – Thousands of police officers have been laid off all across America since the current economic crisis began. Thousands more are getting ready to be laid off. So could we be on the verge of a new era of chaos and anarchy in America as crime runs wild and there are just far too few police to respond to it all? That is the message that one blood-smeared billboard in Stockton, California is trying to get across. Paid for by the Stockton, California police union, the message of the billboard is chillingly clear: “Welcome to the 2nd most dangerous city in California. Stop laying off cops.” As state, city and local governments across the United States continue to be devastated by the ongoing economic crisis, budget cuts are becoming much deeper and police forces have suddenly become a very popular target. Read the rest of this entry »
(GlobalResearch) – Two weeks after the G20 protests in Toronto it is becoming more and more apparent that what many of us suspected is indeed true: the June 26 ‘violence’ (i.e. property damage and police-car fires) was most likely perpetrated by agents provocateurs of the police. I recall walking back down Yonge Street after the June 26 demonstration and seeing smashed commercial windows and later watching the spectacle of burning police cars on the mainstream news; it all seemed surreal and quite staged. It felt a bit like being in a parallel universe. The demonstration broadcast on TV was not the demo I had just come from. None of the folks I was with during the demonstration saw windows being smashed or cars being set on fire, and when we saw the spectacle plaid out in the media we instantly knew that the vandalism was either staged or provoked, or both. Now evidence is beginning to surface that proves that these acts were at least partly carried out by undercover agents. As was the case at the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ meeting protests at Montebello Quebec on August 20, 2007, it is the agents’ boots that gives them away. In a recent article, Terry Burrows draws on photos from the Globe and Mail to demonstrate that ‘black bloc’ provocateurs and the uniformed armoured police were wearing in Toronto (as at Montebello) the identical government issued combat boots” Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Forget about police assistance in Oakland, California.
“Oakland’s police chief is making some dire claims about what his force will and will not respond to if layoffs go as planned,” reports NBC Bay Area. “Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live and Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.”
In other words, if you live in the Bay area, you need to have a gun and plenty of ammunition. Because the cops just said they will no longer respond if criminals kick down your door. The bad guys no longer have anything to worry about. Read the rest of this entry »
In Operation Vigilant Guard, a Prison Planet.tv exclusive, Infowars.com reporters and filmmakers Rob Dew and Jason Douglass venture to Chicago, Illinois, to document the militarization of domestic response during disasters and terrorist events in the United States.
It is not simply the U.S. military — specifically the National Guard federalized under the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act — and Homeland Security along with local police participating in exercises held state-wide in Illinois, but the Polish and Latvian military as well. Read the rest of this entry »
(AlterNet) – Last month, the Supreme Court exposed Americans to jail sentences of up to 15 years just for giving advice to groups the U.S. government considers untouchable. In Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, the court ruled that the USA Patriot Act’s expanded definition of “material support” for “foreign terrorist organizations” passes Constitutional muster. The broad wording of the statute not only makes it a crime to support violent activities, but also prohibits Americans from offering “services” or “training, expert advice or assistance” to any entity designated as a terrorist group.
Providing weapons, materials or know-how that might help terrorists commit violent acts has long been a crime, but it was only with the rushed passage of the Patriot Act just weeks following the 9/11 attacks that “expert advice or assistance” was added to the definition of “material support.” Read the rest of this entry »
(BeforeItsNews) – 2400 Canadian Soldiers and the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Edmonton Alberta are on a 72 Hour notice for deployment to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) frequently train with U.S. Army units including up to a 3 year secondment in the U.S. Military for Career Officers. The Canadian Engineer Regiment is often associated with the British SAS and their role in recent conflicts such as Bosnia and Afghanistan has seen them doing less reconstruction work and more urban pacification and counter insurgency operations.
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Read the rest of this entry »
(Telegraph) – As the communications device grows in popularity, technology experts and US law enforcement agencies are devoting increasing efforts to understanding their potential for forensics investigators.
While police have tracked criminals by locating their position via conventional mobile phone towers, iPhones offer far more information, say experts. Read the rest of this entry »
Video: BP OIL SPILL HEALTH EMERGENCY! DIRE! MUST BE WATCHED! Corexit Being Sprayed From Coast Guard Planes! – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – Residents outraged: BP dumping oily waste in Gulf landfills – Read More Here
(StPetersburgTimes) – In the Panhandle, the ‘Summer of Oil’ seems endless
If the wind is blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, she said, “the oil smell is often very strong, too strong to be outside.” Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: Gulf toxicologist – Shrimpers exposed to Corexit “bleeding from the rectum” – View Video Here
(8NewsNow) – BP’s Environmental Mess in Nevada
New figures show BP Oil is falling short of what it promised it could do to clean up spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico. BP told federal regulators it would be able to collect nearly half a million barrels of oil each day in the event of a spill, but has managed to gather a mere 900 barrels per day since the spill began 77 days ago.
The Gulf might seem like a long way from Nevada, but our state has also been on the receiving end of BP promises, and they didn’t work out well either. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Government Trying to Sweep Size of Oil Spill Under the Rug, Just As It Tries to Sweep the Economic Crisis, 9/11 and Everything Else Under the Rug
As I previously pointed out, the Gulf oil spill is very similar to 9/11, because – in both cases – the responders helping with rescue and clean up were getting sick … but were told they don’t need any safety gear. And see this.
In addition, the government is keeping scientists away from “ground zero” of the oil spill and – for that reason – scientists cannot accurately measure the size of the oil spill. Read More Here
(BPSlick) – Video: Citizen Journalist Denied Access to Alabama Beach
While the Obama administration continues to say the national policy is that no American journalist can be restricted from access to oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, contractors for the British Petroleum oil giant seem not to have gotten the word.
BP executives must be thinking that since they broke the Gulf, they now own it.
(Infowars) – The Police State is Here! Members of the South New Jersey Tyranny Response Team recently took a trip to Washington DC. It was a simple trip planned just to take a look at the monuments and museums. No protests were scheduled, nor had any new or notable threats been issued during the time we were there. Despite this we were met with an amazingly large and intimidating police state. Police were literally standing on every corner in many areas of the city. Read the rest of this entry »
(NewsBusters) – White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill – Read More Here
Film: Crude – MUST SEE – Documentary shows hazards of oil contamination on Humans
If anyone has not yet seen the documentary “Crude” I highly suggest you do so. The film highlights the plight of the Equadorian people and their fight against big oil for the contamination of their land and water. Most of the indigenous peoples are suffering and dying due to oil conamination, a possible parallell to the future of our gulf states.
(OEN) – Can it rain oily compounds in the Gulf of Mexico? Yes! Chris Landau geologist & meteorologist
Do not let your kids eat the hail or drink the rainwater. It is likely to contain some benzene and cyclohexane. Can it rain oily compounds? The short answer is it certainly can. It is also not complex to work out which chemical compounds will be coming down in our rainwater. It is those with a similar boiling point and freezing point to water. It is those that are not too heavy, that are similar to that of air at 1.2 kg per cubic meter. They should be able to rise easily to upper atmospheric levels. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – What Mainstream Media is Not Telling You about the Gulf Oil Cleanup
What surface oil dispersant for oil spills is so toxic and ineffective it has been banned in England for a decade? The one that British Petroleum (BP) is using now in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s loaded with 2-butoxyethanol, which kills marine and wetland wild life while causing serious lung problems to humans! Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – BP, Homeland Security, and Cops Work Together to Deny First Amendment
The father of fascism, Benito Mussolini, defined fascism as corporatism. “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power,” said Mussolini. Read More Here
(IntelHub) – DHS Works Hand in Hand with BP Security and Local Police
Over the past month there has been numerous reports of BP security intimidating journalists and blocking access to certain areas, including refineries as far away as Texas. We now have documented evidence that not only BP security, but local police and DHS have taken part in “police state” tactics against reporters, denying them their first amendments rights and threatening them with arrest. Read More Here
(FemaleFaust) – This Interview With Tony Hayward May Make You Sick
(USAToday) – U.S. report: BP spill likely to reach Florida Keys, Miami
NOAA forecasts that the coastlines most likely to be hit by oil – 81% to 100% — extend from the Mississippi River Delta to the western panhandle of Florida, where tarballs have already washed ashore. It says other areas of Florida are much less likely to be affected. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Overwhelmed by Oil and Toxic Pollutants: The Destruction of an Entire Coastline
For the people of the Gulf and the region – watching some of the most toxic pollutants known to man, being sprayed to disperse one of the most toxic pollutants known to man, unleashed as a result of man’s fallibility, in a near-global addiction to consumerism – it must be an environmental apocalypse now. One dispersant Corexit 9500, is four times as toxic as oil, and also disrupts the reproductive systems of organisms. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Once again, Obama has called for a civilian component to work with the Pentagon.
Speaking at a town hall event in Racine, Wisconsin, on July 31 Obama said U.S. troops are carrying too much of the burden in Iraq and Afghanistan and doing too many things that are more appropriate for civilians, such as building schools and setting up justice systems, according to the Associated Press. He called for a civilian component as large as the military.
“We just got to be smart about using all the elements of American power, not just one element of American power,” he said. “The problem is — is that we don’t have a civilian effort that has always matched up to the military effort. So the military goes in there, they clear out everything, they’re — they’re making everything secure, and now the question is, all right, can we get the civilians to come in to work with the local governments to improve the situation? And a lot of times that civilian side of it has been under-resourced.” Read the rest of this entry »
A man accused of impersonating a police officer has been released on $500 bail.
Charlie Veitch, 29, lives in England but was in Toronto for the G20 summit. He’s been described as an absurdist comedian – but police aren’t laughing. Read More Here
(CityNews) – Video: G20 Charlie Veitch arrested for impersonating a police officer City News at 6
June 30, 2010 Broadcast of a Toronto television news cast City News at 6. Dwight Drummond from Citytv reports on the arresting of Charlie Veitch, a British comedian charged by Toronto police for impersonating a police officer during the lead up to the G20 summit. all rights to Rogers Media Read the rest of this entry »
(PaulWatson) – Toronto Police Chief Lies Again To Frame Protesters
Deadly cache of weapons to be used by G20 terrorists were in fact foam-covered toys seized from man on his way to a fantasy role-playing event Read More Here
(AmnestyInternational) – Amnesty International Calls For Public Inquiry Into G20 Policing
Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper & Premier McGuinty calling for G8/G20 Summit Security Review
We are writing on behalf of the more than 80,000 members of Amnesty International across Canada to urge that you work together to launch an independent review of the security measures adopted and the range of police actions taken in association with the G20 Summit in Toronto. This letter highlights many of the crucial issues that we believe need to be examined in that independent review. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful Provocation
Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that the ‘Black Bloc’ are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot. Government agents have been caught doing this before in Canada. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Violence and Police Repression at the G20 Summit in Toronto
The police operation was used to violently repress an overwhelmingly peaceful protest by thousands of people opposed to the policies of the governments represented at the summit. Even prior to the demonstration, police preemptively arrested alleged leaders of the protest. The massive state operation was a brazen assault on basic free speech and assembly rights. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – G20: Demonizing Democracy. Canada’s Police State
They never “opened fire” but by Canadian standards the public got a shock – a well-thought out theatrical performance – Southern style! “This only happens in places like Mexico,” one protester told me. Helicopters circling the city 24 hours a day, snipers on roof tops, the liberal use of pepper gas, rubber bullets, police on horseback, university campuses and private home raids and arrests (900 and counting), beatings (men and women, young and old of all colors including “white”), intimidation, transportation shut-downs… The list goes on. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Activist Arrested On Bogus Charge To Cover For Illegal Conduct Of Toronto Police
Canadian authorities lied to media and made unlawful arrests for refusing to show ID at G20 – “Public Works Act” was never passed View More Here
(Infowars) – Video: Will G20 Police Succeed In Covering Up Reports of Rape and Torture?
Now that Canada is officially the most oppressive and backward dictatorship in the west, will authorities be allowed to cover-up the Abu-Ghraib style incarceration methods Toronto police engaged in during the G20 summit this past weekend, where women were arrested and subsequently raped by male cops? View More Here
(MakeItEightEh) – Video: Real Tyranny: Was Canada ever the Country we thought it was? – Video Link Here
(OyeTimes) – G20 public inquiry momentum grows
What began as peaceful protests during the week leading up to the G20 unfortunately escalated to dangerous violence by Saturday afternoon. Police reacted with mass arrests and temporary detention centres, reaching a record of 900 arrests. Many personal horror stories of these arrests and inhumane treatment by the Toronto Police have surfaced. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Police Lied About Law Demanding G20 Protesters Show ID
The Ontario government has declared that it never passed any secret emergency law allowing police to demand ID from protesters on threat of arrest in the vicinity of the G20 meeting in Toronto last weekend. Read More Here
(TorontoStar) – ‘No extra powers’ granted to police during G20 summit – Read More Here
(Infowars) – According to Texas National Guard chief commander Adjutant General Jose S. Mayorga, soldiers from the Czech military 31st brigade of radiation, chemical and biological protection will help their US counterparts establish a similar unit in Texas. The soldiers are expected to arrive somewhere next month. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Charlie Veitch Detained at Toronto International Airport
Editor’s note: An Infowars reader indicates Charlie is being held by the Toronto Police at the 51 Division. Telephone: 416-808-5108.
Dan Dicks of Press for Truth in Canada told Infowars.com this afternoon that Charlie Veitch was detained at Toronto International Airport. Veitch was scheduled to return to England after attending demonstrations against the G20 globalist confab held over the weekend.
Veitch sent an urgent text message to Dicks indicating he was detained. “They’ve got me,” Charlie said. “Get help!” Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Video: G20 – Police Agent Provocateurs Again? A Police State in Action
The following short text is by Paul Manly, the film maker (You, me and the SPP) who personally exposed the presence of police agent provocateurs at the summit in Montebello, Quebec, in 2007, see Video Link Here
(SteveWatson) – G20 Protesters Being Abducted, Bundled Into Unmarked Vans In Toronto
Repeat of scenes from 2009 G20 meeting in Pittsburgh as martial law drills continue Read More Here
(CTV) – Police actions questioned following G20 weekend – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – G20 Riots: Is the Black Bloc a Police Psyops Group? Five Hundred Arrested at G20 – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Toronto G20 protests – ‘Police State’ Resistance or Vandalism? – View Video Here
(UncoverTheNews) – Anti-G20 protester ‘caged’ for 19 hours
Freed U.S. protester Bridie Wyrock says she was thrown in a tiny concrete cell for 19 hours without seeing a lawyer. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Peaceful Protesters Attacked, Arrested While Cop-Car Arsonists Left Alone
An eyebrow-raising photograph of one of the anarchists who set fire to a Toronto police car during anti-G20 protests this past weekend shows him wearing Nike clothing, a potential indication that provocateurs dressed up as black-bloc “anarchists” were again employed by authorities to cause mayhem in order to justify a brutal police crackdown and crush free speech, as peaceful protesters were attacked and arrested while the anarchists who torched the cars were left alone. View More Here
(RawStory) – Report: Toronto police rough up journalists, arrest peaceful protesters at G20
Reporters covering the G20 summit in Toronto say they were the target of police violence overnight, as riots blamed on anarchist groups left four police cars burning in the financial district and resulted in the arrests of some 150 people.
“A newspaper photographer was shot with a plastic bullet in the backside, while another had an officer point a gun in his face despite identifying himself as a member of the media,” reported the Canadian Press news agency. The agency did not say if it was its own reporters who were targeted. Read More Here
(AFP) – Toronto police use tear gas to combat G20 ‘thugs’
“We have never seen this level of wanton criminality on our streets,” chief Bill Blair told a press conference hours after the protest, adding police were still scouring the streets fearing more trouble. Read More Here
(TorontoSun) – Anarchists leave trail of destruction
Hard-core, balaclava-wearing anarchists burned police cars, smashed and looted stores and threw bricks, bottles and bags filled with urine at police Saturday.
Two cruisers were set alight at King and Bay Sts. and another two cars went up in flames on Queen St. near Spadina Ave. Read More Here
(June 27) – Video: Alex Jones Sunday Edition – Update from Toronto’s G8/G20 Summit with Dan DIcks & Charlie Veitch
On this Sunday edition, Alex Jones will cover breaking news and get an update from Charlie Veitch of The Love Police on the G20 meeting in Toronto where he was arrested earlier in the week for photography. Also on the program is Dan Dicks of Press for Truth.ca who has been covering the ramped up police & security presence leading up to the meeting in Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »
(TargetFreedom) – 0bama now has a Consequence Management Response Force> “to deal with angry people on the street.”
It is a violation of a law called Posse Comitatus to use the American military against the American people.
Our constitution did not give the law enforcement function to the federal government. The 10th amendment PROHIBITS any federal law enforcement functions. Every DICTATORSHIP gives the law enforcement function to the CENTRAL government. This is the derivation of the term “POLICE STATE”. Military police equals Gestapo. Read More Here
“While using his megaphone to inform the people of Toronto about G20 related issues we were surrounded by police who demanded our identification. When Charlie stated that he wishes to remain anonymous he was immediately detained and placed under arrest. The officer stated that Charlie was being detained under the ‘public works protection act’ for failing to identify himself,” writes Dicks. Read the rest of this entry »
(June 18) – Alex udates us on when rob dew will give his full report on what he saw in chicago concerning National guard units working with Polish troops to disarm americans. Read the rest of this entry »
(AntiFascistCalling) – As “gee-whiz” high-tech wonders seamlessly morph into “your papers, please!,” more often than not in “new normal” America science and technological innovation are little more than deranged handmaids serving corporate crime and political power.
In the interest of “keeping us safe,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unveiled a spiffy new surveillance cam “that puts others to shame,” CNET breezily reported last week. Read the rest of this entry »
Further information made available after our report, much of which was published in the comment section by contributors who scoured the web for more information on the subject, suggests that the report was true and that national guard units had indeed been called up for training and possible deployment for domestic emergencies.
With the BP oil leak heating up (literally), there is a distinct possibility of noxious fumes and toxic hurricanes hitting our coasts over the coming months. Because there is minimal research on the subject available to the public, it is difficult to establish what is or is not a threat. Nonetheless, we advise those of our readers on or near the coast to remain aware of any developments regarding the possibility of emergencies or evacuations in their areas.
For those who may think we are overreacting to the possibility that the federal government would respond to an emergency, specifically mandatory evacuations on the gulf coast with the use of National Guard troops, we direct you to the article below, brought to our attention by Worldwide Wake Up Now and originally published at Public Intelligence. Read entire article
(Telegraph) – The average motorist has the details of 200 of their journeys stored on the Government’s controversial vehicle surveillance database, new figures have shown.
The records, which include photographs of private cars, can be secretly handed by ministers to the governments of other European countries or the United States.
Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act disclosed that 7.6 billion entries are currently stored on the police automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) database. Read the rest of this entry »
(America20xy) – Earlier this year the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2499, which put Puerto Rico on the path to statehood. The resolution would offer Puerto Ricans a two step vote, first asking them if they would like to remain a commonwealth of the U.S. Then if not, they would vote on whether to become the 51st state.
Most Puerto Ricans, it’s believed, would vote yes if given the choice.
With Puerto Rico on the fast track to becoming a U.S. state, the U.S. National Guard has wasted no time in training its people that if and when they join the union, Posse Comitatus will not be offered as part of the package deal. Read the rest of this entry »
(NBCChicago) – Disaster. Mayhem. Panic in the streets.
Chicago could look a lot like a Michael Bay movie-in-action this weekend when massive emergency response exercise takes place in and around the city.
The Illinois National Guard says more than 50 local, state, federal and private agencies will participate in the drill to learn how to respond to disasters. The five-day training exercise will run from Sunday through Thursday, June 17.
Officials with the Illinois National Guard say the event is a “full-scale exercise” and residents can expect to see emergency responders throughout the Chicago area “look and acting” as if it were a real disaster mission. Read entire article
Gold hit another all-time high yesterday! According to gold website Kitco.com – Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Risks to global economy have ‘risen significantly’, top IMF official warns
The risks to a robust global recovery have ‘risen significantly’ as many governments struggle with debt, a leading official from the International Monetary Fund has warned. Read More Here
(CNSNews) – Billboard Puts Obama on $100,000,000,000,000 Bill, Asks: ‘But Who Will Pay the Piper?’ – Read More Here
(EuropaPress) – Spanish Police Protest “Unjustified Waste Of Public Money” In Protecting Bilderberg
The SME-CCOO union of the Catalan police today showed their disagreement with the “unjustified waste” of public money aimed at preserving the security of the Bilderberg Club, which celebrates these days its annual meeting in Sitges. Read More Here
(EuroPacificCapital) – The Phantom Recovery – Peter Schiff
In recent months, GDP numbers have rebounded – primarily as a result of record low interest rates reliquifying the credit market and government stimulus jolting consumer spending. Although the “positive growth” has delighted Obama’s economic brain trust, it has done little to boost the fortunes of Main Street. As I have said many times, GDP largely measures spending, and spending is not growth. Read the rest of this entry »
(Independent) – Coalition reneges on pledge to scrap central NHS database
To the anger of civil liberties campaigners, ministers have announced that the coalition will push ahead with the controversial Summary Care Record (SCR) database introduced by the Labour government, despite fears that it will expose private medical data to insurance firms and intrude on patients’ privacy. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Only a totalitarian state disarms law-abiding citizens: we want no more oppressive gun laws
You could not look for a better encapsulation of the mentality of the state-worshipping ruling elite than the claim by Sir Ian Blair, former disastrous Metropolitan Police Commissioner and newly-appointed peer (nothing succeeds like failure), writing in The Guardian on the topic of gun control: “The possession of a firearm is a privilege, not, except in a few cases, a necessity.” Read More Here
(LondonTelegraph) – Brain scans ‘could be used to snoop on thoughts’
The use of brain scanners must be regulated in order to prevent them being used to invade privacy and threaten civil liberties, a legal expert has warned.
Researchers have concerns that brain scans – already used in some death row trials in the US – could be used by British police to determine whether a suspect is lying, or has planned a crime they have yet to commit. Read More Here
(DailyStar) – Green Police To Search Trash, Fine Offenders
BIN police are planning to fine people £1,000 if they fail to recycle their rubbish. Read More Here
(UKDailyMail) – Every Google search to be logged and saved for two years under new Euro MP plan
‘Written Declaration 29′ is intended to be used as an early warning system to stop paedophiles by logging what they look for using search engines.
But civil liberty groups have hit out at the proposal which they say is a ‘completely unjustifiable’ intrusion into citizens’ privacy. Read More Here
It appears as if the G20 summit in Toronto is shaping up to be a showdown between anarchists and police. Caught in the middle of the security circus are local residents. If there is violence and property damage, peaceful protesters will also be demonized. The recent bombing of a bank, perpetrated by a so-called anarchist group, has given an excuse to enact more police state measures during the summit. The curious timing of the attack emphasizes the threat of terrorism and further justifies the huge security apparatus being assembled. Read the rest of this entry »
(May 20) – Alex talks with Charlie Veitch, the man behind The Love Police blog. Veitch’s videos have raised awareness of the authoritarian attitude of police and security guards in their dealings with the public in England. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – If you live in Long Beach, California, you may think the city is under attack by terrorists today.
The Adler Realty Investment company in Long Beach has sent a notice to residents (see below) informing them that “response agencies,” including the U.S. Coast Guard, the local police and fire department along with the military will be conducting a training exercise in the city. “Port Protector 2010,” an attachment to the notice states, will consist of a training exercise in response to a “terrorist threat” including a “hostage scenario” and Hazmat training. Read the rest of this entry »
“I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor.” King George III .
“That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved.” Benjamin Franklin, letter to Benjamin Vaughan, March 14, 1785
“As many of you know, it has been reported that President Obama has signed an order authorizing the assassination of [American Citizen] al-Awlaki… ..no one argues that a President doesn’t have the right to issue such an order.“Senator Joe Lieberman, 5/6/10.
(CampaignForLiberty) – Imagine you are sitting home on a quiet Sunday afternoon in conversation with your beloved spouse. Suddenly your husband slumps over, blood draining from his head as a sniper’s bullet shatters your living room window. Your husband has just been assassinated by a government agent and it is later discovered — after ten years of painful inquiries carried out under the threat of your own assassination — that your husband was targeted as an enemy combatant and a terrorist. Read the rest of this entry »
(EndoftheWorld) – Once upon a time, the United States was a land of unparalleled freedom. The rest of the world envied the freedom that ordinary Americans had to think, say and do what they wanted. But all of that has changed. Now Americans have to fear that they will be tackled by a squad of security goons and dragged off to a detention facility somewhere if they spill a Pepsi on a flight attendant or take a few too many pictures of a public building. The United States used to be the polar opposite of totalitarian regimes like Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, but now America is rapidly becoming very much like them. Due to the fear of a boogeyman living in a cave somewhere or some guy with explosive powder in his underwear we are all being forced to give up our freedoms and learn to live in a Big Brother police state. Read the rest of this entry »
(SteveWatson) – Police signs have begun springing up in internet cafes in London warning users that they could be reported to the police and face criminal charges if they access “extremist”, “offensive” or “inappropriate” material.
The signs, which state that the owners of the premises are actively working with the Metropolitan police, have drawn criticism due to their vagueness and questionable legality. Read the rest of this entry »
(SundayTimes) – MAY DAY protests in Greece turned violent yesterday as youths in gas masks and hoods set fire to vehicles, smashed shop fronts and threw molotov cocktails and rocks at police in an explosion of fury over austerity measures they claim will hurt only the poor.
Tourists were cut off from their hotels as thousands of communists, civil servants and private-sector workers converged on a main square in Athens to vent their rage at the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read the rest of this entry »