Monthly Archives: November 2010

>Giving Thanks

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Today, I am deeply grateful for:

– the love and acceptance of my friends;

– the fact that we in the freedom movement are still alive and communicating;

– the multiple blessings of sobriety, job, health, and another day.

Try and turn down the doom for today. Take the time to thank those in your life for being in your life, and remember what you have learned from those who are no longer there.

I know I will.

There’s time to pick up the axe tomorrow.

>We Are All German Jews Now

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Take the time, please, for this brief essay from Whiskey And Gunpowder.

Set-up for the author’s point:

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The ultimate horrors in Nazi Germany were, indeed, much more terrible than anything close to what has occurred so far in America. But one should do more than only consider just the ultimate horrors of what went on in Nazi Germany. One must think about the road that was traveled by the Germans to get to that point.

I believe one of the most serious misunderstandings about totalitarianism is that it arrives as a full package that requires no assembly. That it is put on the people, like a winter coat. All at one time, and in full view for all to see.
This is a grave misunderstanding…
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Read the rest, and pass it on.

>Pentagon, Military Actively War Gaming ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’ and ‘Civil Unrest’

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Read this piece in full, along with the embedded links, from the Lew Rockwell site.

Understand?

>Compliance Training

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Watch that video above, as posted by Boortz on Tuesday.

Think for a minute.

Then answer this question:

Is there any way in all of creation that that little boy was a threat of any kind to the aircraft he and his mother were boarding?

Now watch the video again, while listening to the soundtrack.

Is there any question in your mind that this young man will have similar experiences in the near future to reinforce the lesson that anything is acceptable as long as Mommy and “the authorities” say so?

And will the man that emerges from that child be capable of independent thinking and resistance to evil?

Do you understand?

Actions are now what matters.

If there can be an honest history written of these last days of the old American Republic, what American citizens do — not say — in the next six months will be dispositive.

You know the difference between Right and Wrong.

Act like it.

>Or Doesn’t That Matter Anymore?

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From Karl Denninger; I especially like the “making a list” part:

From Pete Blome on The TSA

As this is not cited as an official Libertarian Party of Florida communication, I will take this as a personal transmission, albeit with a request for wide distribution.

Consider it distributed.

All 22 quotes are attributed.


Are we going to sit for this?  If we are, then we’re no longer citizens.  We’re cattle, and the stun gun is right around the corner.  Mark my words.


(ed: In response to the question in the subject line below, our President has never seen a piece of the Constitution he’s not willing to wipe his ass with… oh, and speaking of which, you will be happy to know that he’s “making a list” of all who “resist” this new Neo-Nazi crap.  Assuming that report is accurate (and I have no reason to believe it is not) I stand proudly on it along with Ron Paul, Rush Limbaugh, Neal Boortz and millions of other red-blooded Americans who believe in the Constitution, The Rule of Law and our unalienable rights – rights given by our Creator.  Government may not grant that which it never possessed; rights and privileges are often confused as I noted yesterday on Blogtalk.   I, for one, will not go willingly into the gas-filled showers of the American version of Auschwitz.)




Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 16:48
Subject: Violations of the 4th Amendment

Or doesn’t that matter anymore?

The following are 22 quotes about enhanced pat downs and TSA groping.  They are presented without commentary because they speak for themselves.  Please share these quotes as widely as possible.  If Americans do not wake up now, when will they ever wake up?….


#1 Blogger Erin Chase:
I stood there, an American citizen, a mom traveling with a baby with special needs formula, sexually assaulted by a government official. I began shaking and felt completely violated, abused and assaulted by the TSA agent. I shook for several hours, and woke up the next day shaking.


#2 ABC News producer Carolyn Durand:
“The woman who checked me reached her hands inside my underwear and felt her way around.”


#3 Wendy James Gigliotti:
“She said ’spread your legs.’ And then she took her full palms and started at my neck and ran all the way down my body, full palms, constant contact. And when she got down to my feet, she was in constant contact from my ankles all the way up to my groin, across my groin, and down the other leg. And she did that twice.”


#4 Female air traveler Ella Swift:
“The female officer ran her hand up the inside of my leg to my groin and she did it so hard and so rough she lifted me off my heels.”


#5 Flight attendant Cathy Bossi:
“She put her full hand on my breast and said, ‘What is this?’.  And I said, ‘It’s my prosthesis because I’ve had breast cancer.’ And she said, ‘Well, you’ll need to show me that’.”


#6 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano:
“I think we all understand the concerns Americans have. It’s something new. Most Americans are not used to a real law enforcement pat-down like that.”


#7 A 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor:
“One agent watched as the other used his flat hand to go slowly down my chest. I tried to warn him that he would hit the bag and break the seal on my bag, but he ignored me. Sure enough, the seal was broken and urine started dribbling down my shirt and my leg and into my pants.”


#8 An anonymous TSA worker:
“Molester, pervert, disgusting, an embarrassment, creep. These are all words I have heard today at work describing me. …These comments are painful and demoralizing.”


#9 Robert Colella:
If some total stranger walked up to you in the street and said “I am either going to see you naked or touch your genitals”, What would be the likelihood of that person walking away from that encounter?


#10 CNN employee Rosemary Fitzpatrick:
“As an experienced traveler for work who was in tears for most of the search process, I have never experienced a more traumatic and invasive travel event!”


#11 Meagan Quinn:
I will not board an airplane in America until the TSA body scanners are gone. No one is seeing my naked body unless I let them. I will also not settle for being GROPED in public as an alternative.


#12 A lawsuit filed on behalf of a female college student from Amarillo Texas:
“As the TSA agent was frisking plaintiff, the agent pulled the plaintiff’s blouse completely down, exposing plaintiffs’ breasts to everyone in the area.”


#13 Bruce Sargent:
The sexual humiliation of detainees at Abu Ghraib is not so very different then the sexual humiliation being heaped on American air travelers at airports. Why is TSA torturing us to protect us?


#14 A 37-year-old Texas woman who had her nipple ring removed with a pair of pliers before she was allowed to pass through security:
“My experience with TSA was a nightmare I had to endure. No one deserves to be treated this way.”


#15 A soldier returning from Afghanistan:
“So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers.”


#16 A flight attendant named Megan:
The agent went up my right leg first and then met my vagina with full force….the same on the other leg with the same result. She then used both of her hands to feel my breasts and squeezing them. At this point I was in shock.


#17 Jay Glover:
I spend on average $30K per year on business travel. The airlines get the bulk of this but hotels, car rentals, meals and miscellaneous expenses add up as well. Where I can cut travel, I will. When those associated with airport travel feel the financial pinch just watch how fast this all will change.


#18 Paul Craig Roberts:
It is difficult to imagine New Yorkers being porno-screened and sexually groped on crowded subway platforms or showing up an hour or two in advance for clearance for a 15 minute subway ride, but once bureaucrats get the bit in their teeth they take absurdity to its logical conclusion.


#19 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when asked if she would like to go through the new pat-downs:
“Not if I could avoid it. No. I mean, who would?”


#20 TSA Administrator John Pistole during a Congressional hearing:
“If you are asking me, am I going to change my policies? No.”


#21 U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller to TSA chief John Pistole:
“I Think You’re Doing A Terrific Job.”


#22 Congressman Ron Paul:
I introduced legislation last week that is based on a very simple principle: federal agents should be subject to the same laws as ordinary citizens. If you would face criminal prosecution or a lawsuit for groping someone, exposing them to unwelcome radiation, causing them emotional distress, or violating indecency laws, then TSA agents should similarly face sanctions for their actions.

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Here’s the plan for ATL/Hartsfield from the Georgia Campaign For Liberty; see you there tomorrow:


November 23, 2010

Dear Georgia Campaign for Liberty Activist,

I’m writing to let you know about an important event on Wednesday, November 24: National Opt-Out Day.

No doubt you’ve heard about the Transportation Security Administration’s new enhanced security measures. You may be singled out for such treatment. (If not, count your blessings and keep on moving through the metal detectors.) If you decide to opt out of getting scanned by the new millimeter-wave scanners that take nude pictures of you, you may be patted down by a TSA agent in a manner that has been described by some as “embarrassing” or “assaultive.” The irony is, many travelers who opt for the scans get patted down anyway because the scanners are prone to error.

Granted, there is no winning in this situation. If one decides to decline both the scan and the pat-down, one is subject to arrest, detention, and hefty fines, not to mention missing one’s flight. Clearly, this is in violation of your rights that are recognized by the Fourth Amendment.

Many people are refusing to fly until the TSA backs down. But if you choose to fly or have to fly because of work or an emergency on November 24, many of your fellow travelers are choosing to opt out of the scan. It is called National Opt-Out Day, and I ask that you consider joining them in protest of these Draconian tactics.

TSA is promising delays on Wednesday. I expect they will try to show “us citizens” who’s boss by blaming the victims of their heavy-handed groping. This will cause delays, so show up well in advance of your flight.

If you feel that the pat-down was invasive, please fill out a TSA Complaint Form and mail it in. You may have a hard time finding one, so print this one off and have it ready. You might want to take several for your fellow travelers.

You also should insist that TSA screeners change their gloves before they put their hands on you. Click here for more information on the health hazards caused by poor hygiene at TSA.

If you are not flying that day, but you want to help spread the word about the National Opt-Out Day, Campaign for Liberty Local Coordinator Brett Bittner (brett@unitedliberty.org) is heading up an effort to hand out literature at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Please let him know you are interested in helping by joining the Facebook page for the event. This will take place outside entrance doors N1-N6 and S1-S6, so please dress accordingly for the weather. [WRSA NOTE: CURRENT RALLY POINT IS NORTH TERMINAL OUTSIDE DOOR N-1 AT 0930 LOCAL; PARTICIPANTS INTERESTED IN BEING “LEGAL” MUST HAVE A COPY OF THE RALLY PERMIT]

The plan is to pass out literature educating the flying public about “opting out” on Wednesday. Signs and apparel promoting this cause are acceptable and encouraged. Participants will merely be passing out literature and promoting that travelers “opt out” of the body scanners, so this is a NON-CONFRONTATIONAL activism effort.

Signs can be no wider than your body width or 2 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 4 inches thick – whichever is smaller. They cannot be affixed to any wooden, metal, or plastic apparatus.

Thanks for all that you do to spread the word about freedom!

Yours in liberty,

Ike Hall
Interim State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

We’ll do our best to get Alvie’s musical selection into the soundtrack.

>GoV: Islam As The Victor of Western Value-Relativism

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Read the whole thing from Gates of Vienna.

And yet…people are awakening.

>Ausweis in Tennessee

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Thank heavens something like this cannot happen here in the US of A.

Not.

>The Tremors Continue

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UK Telegraph: Ireland bail-out — British banks hit as Irish rescue falters

Reuters: Top banks face $100 billion Basel shortfall

State Bankruptcies For A Renewed America

Countrywide’s Mortgage Document Errors May Doom Bank of America

(h/t for illustration and stories 2-4 to Jim Sinclair’s MineSet)

>Backed Into A Corner

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Read the latest from TL Davis, who, among other observations, notes:

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The fact is, the government and the bankers are running a con game on all of us and we’re just standing around in disbelief and hoping that they don’t come for us for burning an incandescent bulb. 

Holy crap, are we AMERICANS or RUSSIANS?
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Answer:

Yes.

>Two From Causapatet

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Expanding The TSA – Coming To Every City In The USA

No Security Pat-Downs For Boehner, Other Members Of Congress, Administration Officials

Do you understand yet?

See if this helps:

Ausweis, bitte.

Macht schnell.

>Remnants

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Movie Website.

Trailer 1 above.

Trailer 2 here

Synopsis: In the tranquil suburb of Excalibur Estates, ART, his wife GWEN, and their CHILDREN lead contented lives. Art cajoles with his neighbors,MERL and LANCE, then spends another quiet evening with his close-knit and loving family. They don’t notice news reports about an odd cosmic anomaly – an unusually bright star and a series of impending gamma-ray flares. Despite these strange warnings, Art prepares for another day at work.At the office, the routines of daily life are interrupted when breaking news broadcasts a government press conference. Authorities describe recent cosmic activity from a type of super-dense star that has released a burst of gamma rays. This massive electromagnetic storm is heading toward Earth and will affect every part of the planet – disrupting electricity grids, cell phones, and every other modern convenience. As the government declares martial law in urban areas, requests to remain calm go unheeded as everyone in Art’s office panics and flees to get back home before the gamma rays cripple the planet’s infrastructure. Art and Gwen struggle to get through the dangerously gridlocked traffic to reunite at home. When the catastrophe hits, there is little outward effect – the skies light up as the electricity and all communications are disabled indefinitely. Art and his family provide emotional support to one another, wondering what it is that is happening – some sort of end times? No one knows, but they are resolved to stick together as a family and a community.
The residents of Excalibur Estates awake to a very different world. As they survey their neighborhood, they learn that they must survive in a simpler lifestyle than they’d previously enjoyed. Merl, a former military man who has been prepared for such an event, is stocked up with supplies. The neighborhood falls into contentious chaos, conflicts arising particularly from the antisocial MORRIS. Art becomes an unexpected peacemaker as he takes a stand and gives an impassioned speech – imploring his peers to take charge of this situation and band together to turn their community into one that thrives despite this adversity. Art’s leadership inspires the residents of Excalibur to brainstorm, discuss how to manage their resources, and create their own list of rules for maintaining law and order in a world where those systems have disappeared. The development buzzes with activity as they pool their skills and supplies, create stockpiles of food to be rationed, work out hunting and gardening systems, develop a defensive perimeter. Soon, they’re having fun and bonding in ways they never did when they were reliant on mindless entertainment – now they’re enjoying each other’s company in a more pure way than ever before.
Their peace is disrupted when they find that Morris has been stealing food. According to their rules, Morris is imprisoned. When he tries to escape, his sentence is lengthened. Meanwhile, Art, Lance, and Merl see a box of Red Cross supplies dropped a few miles away. They arm themselves and venture out. They are ambushed by THUGS but manage to escape, now aware that other neighborhoods haven’t fared as well. When Morris is released, he tries to attack Art’s family. Restraining his desire to kill Morris, Art banishes him from the community. The maligned Morris wanders to another town, run by THUGS. He negotiates his own survival by telling them about the wealth of supplies within Excalibur. These lowlifes send spies, which alerts Art, Merl, Lance, and the others to the possibility of attack. As Morris deceptively fuels the flames of hatred, the thugs arm themselves with makeshift weapons and launch a brutal invasion of Excalibur. Residents fight back to defend the prosperity they’ve built with their own blood, sweat, and tears. As the two villages clash, many good people are lost in the bloody, intense suburban war.

Coming to theatres next year.

Or to your neighborhood before that.

Tempus fugit.

>More TSA Molocaust

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Denninger reports, then asks:

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…Defend that.

Find a way to defend the separation of a child young enough that he still has a binky from his mother and the non-answers and obfuscation of the TSA.

Go ahead and try.

Still want to fly eh? 

Still gonna “submit”? 

Still ok with the claim that “you give up some of your rights when you buy an airline ticket”? 

Does that include having your children taken from you because their binky set off a metal detector?

You like being sheep?  Government property? Your own children no longer have a right to be with you because some TSA goon wants to get cute and play God?

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Is there any reason why TSA should not be defunded in full as soon as the 112th Congress is seated?

Or does Leviathan really want to double-down?

TSA/DHS vehicular roadblocks are next, people.

Mark my words.


UPDATE 22 NOV 2010 1615 EST: Read Dedicated Dad’s comment below and review the evidence yourself.

>Quote Of The Week

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Funny thing about free men. The only way to defeat them is to kill every single one.

Bill St. Clair

>Holiday Songfest

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Alvie has a song suggestion for use as you shuffle along this week to the irradiation/genital massage selection facility.

>The Largest Fraud Ever Perpetrated Upon Investors In The History Of The World

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Denninger explains.

And make sure you watch the other hand.

The bastards are about to get away with it.

>SEAL Training & Trained Seals

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Kerodin discusses one of the .gov’s tactics to ensure compliance.

For most people:

Pain + FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) = Submission.

Are you one of the few?

The few for whom that operation leads to a different result?

Time will tell.

>Codrea: ATF ‘Cease and Desist’ Order Defies Logic And Law

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(image courtesy of Oleg Volk)

Please read David’s take on BATFU’s latest harassment of Richard Celata.

Anybody think this cancerous sack of dog feces is going to do anything other than boom doors and break heads?

Me neither.

>End The Fed Rally — Philadelphia, PA — 11/20/2010

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Mark from Pennsylvania shows true courage, once again, at the Philly edition of today’s End The Fed rallies.

May we find 100 more just like him — and soon.

>Denninger: I Have Four Words In Response

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KD scourges the Administration re the TSA Molocaust.

Read it all, then make sure you contact the airlines to tell them you want them to go bankrupt if they don’t stop this nonsense.

And yes — I understand that this insane conduct may have a Fed takeover of the airline industry as its desired end state.

Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.

>Denninger Sends: Bravo Zulu

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Kudos to all.