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By: Roger Landry (TLB)

So Our Commander In Chief (C.I.C.) has decided via Executive action, to allow illegal immigrants into the military and is even pushing the idea with gusto as a means to fast-track to citizenship.

Now before you jump bad and and say this is prejudice or bigotry and ask … “So what is wrong with that?”

Have you taken into account that by the Constitution only Congress has the power to accomplish this, and they have not, and may never do so?

Have you considered that by the action of entering this country illegally they are in fact felons, immediately disqualifying them from serving in the US military, as any American citizen would be … Or is there once again special privilege for illegals over US citizens?

Have you considered that none have a history of loyalty to the America or the Constitution they must swear an oath to, and by entering this country illegally, they have in fact violated said Constitution?

But since when did following the Constitution by acting only within the limits of power granted him by said constitution, or following the law of the land, ever stop B.H. Obama from doing, as any wanna-be dictator would … exactly as he pleases?

Also consider that our C.I.C. has set in motion plans to draw our military down by another 90,000 people, making this the weakest military (personnel wise) America has possessed since just prior to world war one!

Yet one of the stated reasons he has for initiating this program is to fill critical positions that are currently vacant …

WAIT … He is already in the process of forcing 90,000 TRAINED Americans out of the military, but feels it is necessary to allow illegals to fill those vacant but critical positions? Does anyone else see the pure insanity of this?

Having been associated with (either in or working directly for) the military for almost thirty years of my life I can state the following with absolute certainty … We were promised fundamental transformation by our C.I.C., and …

Nothing gets more fundamental than transforming our military!

Please listen as a retired Colonel explains the fault and dangers associated with this madness … and the possible actual motives behind it …

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Obama Orders the Military to Recruit Illegals

By: Michael Becker

He said he was going to fundamentally transform the country, and he’s doing it.  No part of the nation has felt the brunt of “Hope and Change” more than the US Military.

First it was the elimination of “don’t ask don’t tell” for homosexuals in the military. Then it was openly recruiting homosexuals in the military. Next came opening up slots front-line combat units for women. That required reducing physical requirements to be in those units putting were fighters at risk. But that’s a small price to pay when you’re transforming the military.

General officers who are war fighters had been under attack by their “Commander-in-Chief” for the last six years and can expect to continue to be for at least the next two.

The commander of the Air Force is a woman who is much more interested in enforcing quotas for female combat pilots, and redesigning fighter aircraft cockpits so they’re more comfortable for women, than she is in maintaining the ability of the Air Force to support close quarter combat with the A-10 Warthog.

The top priority of the U.S. Army in 2015 is [drumroll please] fighting sexual assault. Fighting Islamic terrorists is unlikely to be on their top ten list.

And now we have the “Commander-in-Chief” ordering the services to recruit illegal aliens. Were pretty sure this president thinks serving in the military is apparently a “job Americans won’t do.”

The Pentagon is speeding up its recruitment of illegal immigrants in a program that fast-tracks them to U.S. citizenship, as Congress debates allowing the military to do so.

Since January, the Pentagon has enlisted 81 illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and qualify for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to figures provided by the Army on Thursday.

Between January and April 8, only 43 had been enlisted, an Army spokesman said.

Since then, at least 38 more recruits have signed up.

Fortunately, some members of Congress are trying to limit the president’s ability to force the Army to continue to recruit illegal aliens. We expect that will go nowhere. Republican leadership in Congress hasn’t shown itself willing to fight Obama over anything.

But we shouldn’t be worried. An Army spokesman said the current enlistees are not yet officially Army soldiers. They will have to complete a “very thorough” background check. Pardon us while we LAUGH!

Would that be the same background check that Bradley/Chelsea Manning passed to get a top-secret clearance?


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Sputnik News | 5.20.2015

Obama has thrown in the sponge for Ukraine, Eric Zuesse underscored, adding that Washington is now “on-board with the ‘Plan B’ for Ukraine,” which means implementing the provisions of the Minsk II accord.

International media have failed to highlight the ultimate failure of Washington’s policy in Ukraine, investigative historian Eric Zuesse emphasized, referring to remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry in response to Petro Poroshenko’s oath to retake Crimea and the Donetsk Airport.

“I have not had a chance – I have not read the speech. I haven’t seen any context. I have simply heard about it in the course of today [which would be shocking if true]. But if indeed President Poroshenko is advocating an engagement in a forceful effort at this time, we would strongly urge him to think twice not to engage in that kind of activity, that that would put Minsk in serious jeopardy. And we would be very, very concerned about what the consequences of that kind of action at this time may be,” John Kerry said during a press conference in Sochi, as cited by the historian.

Eric Zuesse stressed that the remark has clearly demonstrated that the Obama administration has thrown in the towel on Washington’s original plan for Ukraine, which was purportedly aimed at an all-out military invasion of the eastern regions.Victoria Nuland, who was responsible for the plan since the very beginning, is now sidelined, the expert underscored.

According to Eric Zuesse, Obama has sent a clear message through Kerry to Ukrainian President Poroshenko, and indirectly to Nuland’s protégé Prime Minister Yatsenyuk as well as to outright Nazi Dmytro Yarosh, stating:  “we’ll back you only as long as you accept that you have failed our military expectations and that we will be stricter with you in the future regarding how you spend our military money.”

So far, the Obama administration has shifted the goalposts and jumped at the opportunity to join the Normandy talks on Ukraine, the expert noted.”Merkel and Hollande thus won. Putin had decidedly won. Obama and the Nazis he had empowered in Ukraine have now, clearly, been defeated,” Eric Zuesse stressed.

“But the mess that Obama’s people have created in Ukraine by their coup and subsequent ethnic-cleansing to eliminate the residents of Donbass, will take decades, if ever, to repair,” the expert added bitterly.




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By Melissa Dykes | May 21, 2015

It’s hard to even guesstimate the number of people, not just in America but around the world, who feel they are being targeted by space age directed energy mind control weapons and gangstalked by minions of governments and shady groups for scientific experiments and other seedy ends.

The numbers are at least in the hundreds of thousands at this point.

Every once in a while, a little piece of this trend rises to the surface and makes its way into mainstream headlines, if even at a local level as is the case with the recent news that the Richmond, California City Council which just passed a resolution “in support of the Space Preservation Act and the Space Preservation Treaty to permanently ban spaced-based weapons”.

Via San Jose Mercury News:

Few societal threats escape the watchful eye of the Richmond City Council, so it was no surprise Tuesday night that it voted its opposition to airborne weapons systems that have allegedly targeted residents with mind-control technology. You read that correctly.

After a dozen professed victims told of pain suffered from chemtrails, particle beams and electromagnetic radiation, the council voted 5-2 in favor of Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles’ resolution “in support of the Space Preservation Act and the Space Preservation Treaty to permanently ban spaced-based weapons,” with Mayor Tom Butt and Councilman Vinay Pimple dissenting. [What unfortunate names…]

“I’m just a dumb city council person,” Butt said, “and this is way, way over my head. I frankly think it’s way out of the purview of what this city council should be taking up.”

Colleague Nat Bates was more understanding: “I’m going to support the resolution for the simple reason that we have voted on a lot of dumb ideas.”

With a population of nearly 108,000 people in 2013, Richmond is no small town… and this is just one example of one town in one state in our country where at least a dozen people felt the need to speak out about what they believe is happening to them.

While these council members can poke fun and make light of this, guaranteed the people suffering what they believe is never ending electronic harassment by the government don’t think it’s very humorous at all.

And the numbers of those people who do believe that appear to be growing exponentially.

The purpose of the Space Preservation Act of 2001, introduced by former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich, was to reaffirm it “is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.”

The bill would have permanently banned all space-based weapons and the termination of testing and developing them. It further specifically defined “weapon” in part as a device capable of “Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person” via “the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations.”

It further noted that this would include “exotic weapons systems” such as electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons; chemtrails; high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems; plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons; laser weapons systems; strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons.

The bill, of course, got lost in committees and never passed. Not that our government would even bother to pass such a bill in the first place as a token gesture, but even if they had, considering most of the projects listed above are all like top secret or even above top secret military projects, it wouldn’t have been enforced anyway.

We only hear about some of the space weapons coming out now and then in the news or via the patent office, and guaranteed whatever we hear about, you know they likely have something years more advanced we have no idea about because the American public is on a need-to-know basis and long ago at least back to the late-1800s when they were developing and secretly testing electric airships, the government decided we don’t need to know.

We are currently being told microwave energy weapons are still a “conspiracy theory,” even as Boeing recently patented a Star Wars-style force field capable of “producing a plasma field between the target and the explosion using lasers, electricity and microwaves.”

However, the bottom line here is that so many American citizens are now publicly complaining of electronic harassment of various types at the hands of our government that city councils are being forced by their constituency to take up resolutions about it.

Melissa Dykes (formerly Melton) is a co-founder of, where this article first appeared. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.

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I have previously covered stories about ADMIRALS AND GENERALS OPENLY ACCUSING OBAMA OF TREASON after the Benghazi attacks, but we all knew nothing would come of it then, so none of us held our breath waiting for Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice to investigate the matter. Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (US Navy, Ret.) was the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, and one of Obama’s harshest critics after Benghazi. Today Admiral Lyons is a columnist for the Washington Times and the chairman of the Center for Security Policy’s Military Committee. Lyons has been VERY vocal from the beginning about Obama’s TREASON, even going so far as accusing OBAMA OF CONSPIRING WITH THE ENEMY TO HAVE CHRIS STEVENS KIDNAPPED, in an effort to conceal Obama’s involvement in the shipment of arms to Al-Qaeda. I have also previously reported on the 400 MISSILES THAT WE LEARNED WERE STOLEN FROM THE EMBASSY. 





Conservative Tribune Reports: After the fall of Ramadi, Iraq, to militant forces of the Islamic State group, the Pentagon quickly attempted to downplay the situation and virtually called it an eventuality due to the fact that the terrorists had attacked the city for nearly a year before capturing it.

But a former top military leader, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, recently stated that the strategic city in Anbar province only fell because the White House was too afraid to actually fight a war properly, fearing collateral damage that wouldn’t win them any political brownie points.

“Well, why didn’t they destroy them when they had it surrounded? They were in easily locatable, geographical points that air power could have been used,” McInerney said. “The reason they didn’t is because the White House is running this war.


While the Pentagon admitted that the loss of Ramadi was a “setback,” McInerney contended that the fall of the city was a devastating loss for allied forces, saying the city was “vital to retaking all of Anbar and pushing ISIS out.”

Not to mention, the fleeing Iraqi security forces left behind hundreds of U.S. military vehicles and munitions that the Islamic State fighters can use to take even more territory in the Middle East.


The frustrated general repeatedly stated that the United States had months of prime opportunities to wipe out a massive portion of Islamic State fighters while they surrounded the war-torn city, but failed to take advantage of them.

“We should have used our air power appropriately to stop them from doing it. I’m just amazed that we haven’t done it. We’ve averaged six or seven sorties a day. We ought to be doing hundreds a day to defeat them.” The bottom line is that the Islamic State group might not even be a thing by now if the Obama administration genuinely wanted to eradicate the terrorists from the beginning, according to what McInerney stated.

Their lack of doing so calls into question Obama’s true intention and shows that he may not have Americans’ best interest at heart.

“With all the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems we have, with all the precision-guided munitions we have, this should have been very easy,” McInerney said of the opportunity the White House had to make the Islamic State a DISTANT MEMORY (H/T WND).

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Conservative Tribune writes: During his recent speech at the Iowa National Security Action Summit, retired Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet, explained why President Barack Obama has failed the American people at a time when radical Islamic terrorism was at its peak.

Lyons has long held the belief, along with many others, that Obama was not only anti-American and anti-Western, but also pro-Islam, pro-Iranian and pro-Muslim Brotherhood.

He contended that Obama had already managed to let agents of the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrate various sectors of the U.S. government, with ultimate plans to “substitute the Constitution” with “draconian Shariah Law,” short of an intervention by Americans or, hopefully, a conservative president in 2016.

During his riveting speech, he accused Obama of using military spending cuts “as a vehicle for unilateral disarmament” to weaken the United States and to crack open the door to an increased Islamic presence right here in our homeland.

Obama hasn’t ONLY crippled our military as Admiral Lyons suggests. Obama has used the savings from military spending and ARMED ALL OF OUR FEDERAL AGENCIES HERE DOMESTICALLY TO THE HILT. One U.S. FEDERAL JUDGE HAS GONE AS FAR AS TO SAY OBAMA IS USING THE D.H.S. AS HIS OWN PRIVATE ARMY!


“Never in my lifetime did I believe I would witness this great country being taken down and withdrawn from our world leadership role by our own administration,” Lyons said to applause from the crowd.

Lyons continued his knockout speech by throwing Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton into the mix, claiming that due to her using a private email server to conduct official state business, all of America’s enemies freely hacked into the insecure system, gaining valuable information that could be used against us in the future (H/T Right Wing Watch).

The admiral’s strong words for the Obama administration are exactly what are needed to energize conservatives to own the polls next year and vote for a president who loves America and will do everything in his or her power to protect it.

How refreshing would that be?


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By Rick Wells | 5.20.2015

The Obama regime’s program to hijack and federalize every independent local law enforcement agency in our nation, with an eye towards their ultimate conversion into SS Style Obamanazis, is well underway.

The federal theatrics of convening panels providing “input” and “expert” advice on how to best correct a problem that only exists in the minds of the Marxists has been completed. The perception of a need and an urgency of response continue in the form of riots and there will certainly be more inner-cities torn to shreds in the pursuit of central control over the coming months.

The “recommendations” are already being implemented dictatorially, whether we like it or not by the rogue executive branch actively engaged in grabbing power. They act based upon the false justifications of perceived fairness and correcting past and current inequities, as well as accusations of racism, the premise for the insertion of federal thuggery under the guise of civil rights protections. The racism angle also provides the mechanism through which the feds can control the composition of local forces and their hiring practices, a critical factor in creating a regime-friendly force.

The executive branch has acquired a most powerful contrived and illegitimate tool in their arsenal. It’s one that Congress also owns but refuses to utilize. The executive branch recognizes its value and without hesitation employs the power of the purse. They have discovered how to purchase cooperation, in violation of the separation of powers, through the use of unconstitutionally acquired and dispensed tax money that they have no right to and no legitimacy in doling out in the first place. Money is distributed as a reward for compliance or withheld as punishment for acting constitutionally.

A Monday article correctly highlighted some areas of concern in the Interim Report of The “President’s” Task Force on 21st Century Policing from a Second Amendment standpoint but that is not the only threat they pose. These “recommendations” were made with the intent to implement them and that reality should have every American reaching for their pitch forks and buckets of tar. But few are standing, most are silent. We’re allowing the communist thugs in power to acquire the force through which they will steal our republic.  Some of those items which are crying out for immediate attention, with an emphasis on their abusive purposes are:

  • Propaganda Powers – 1.2.1 ACTION ITEM: The U.S. Department of Justice should develop and disseminate case studies that provide examples where past injustices were publicly acknowledged by law enforcement agencies in a manner to help build community trust.
  • Control of Police Force Composition and Loyalty or Bias- 1.8.1ACTION ITEM: The Federal Government should create a Law Enforcement Diversity Initiative designed to help communities diversify law enforcement departments to reflect the demographics of the community
  • Control of Police Force Composition and Loyalty or Bias – 1.8.4ACTION ITEM: Discretionary federal funding for law enforcement programs could be influenced by that department’s efforts to improve their diversity and cultural and linguistic responsiveness.
  • Intimidation and Coercion – 2.2.4 ACTION ITEM: Policies on use of force should also require agencies to collect, maintain, and report data to the Federal Government on all officer-involved shootings, whether fatal or nonfatal, as well as any in-custody death.
  • Intimidation and Coercion – 2.7.2 ACTION ITEM: The Federal Government should create a mechanism for investigating complaints and issuing sanctions regarding the inappropriate use of equipment and tactics during mass demonstrations
  • Political Control – 2.8 RECOMMENDATION: Some form of civilian oversight of law enforcement is important in order to strengthen trust with the community. Every community should define the appropriate form and structure of civilian oversight to meet the needs of that community.
  • Political Control – 2.8.1 ACTION ITEM: The U.S. Department of Justice, through its research arm, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), should expand its research agenda to include civilian oversight.
  • Propaganda, Political Control, Mind Control – 3.1.1 ACTIONITEM: The Federal Government should support the development and delivery of training to help law enforcement agencies learn, acquire, and implement technology tools and tactics that are consistent with the best practices of 21st century policing.
  • Political Control, Intimidation and Coercion, Obedience Enforcement – 3.3.1 ACTION ITEM: As part of the process for developing best practices, the U.S. Department of Justice should consult with civil rights and civil liberties organizations, as well as law enforcement research groups and other experts, concerning the constitutional issues that can arise as a result of the use of new technologies.
  • Political Control, Intimidation and Coercion, Obedience Enforcement – 5.1 RECOMMENDATION: The Federal Government should support the development of partnerships with training facilities across the country to promote consistent standards for high quality training and establish training innovation hubs.
  • Political Control, Intimidation and Coercion, Obedience Enforcement, Propaganda – 5.3.1 ACTION ITEM: Recognizing that strong, capable leadership is required to create cultural transformation, the U.S. Department of Justice should invest in developing learning goals and model curricula/training for each level of leadership
  • Political Control, Intimidation and Coercion, Obedience Enforcement, Propaganda – 5.13 RECOMMENDATION: The U.S. Department of Justice should support the development and implementation of improved Field Training Officer programs.

Every example of this most egregious of federal abuses of power involves the illegitimate expenditure of financial resources in a totally inappropriate manner. They are unconstitutional acts of violations of the Tenth Amendment financed through innumerable violations of our founding principles, at every level of the federal leviathan.

The founders were very careful to construct our Constitution with offsetting controls between and within the branches. It is the responsibility of each segment of government, both federally and on the state level, to protect their own sanctity, to defend themselves against aggression by another entity within the government.

That is no longer being done by the Congress or at the state level. As a result, we have an opportunistic and destructive federal government misbehaving in the exact manner as our founders feared. If this is allowed to continue, we will surely fall into tyranny.

Our nation’s founders knew the threat and anyone with their eyes even halfway open should recognize it is active today in the form of an ongoing effort to overthrow our representative government. We have no true representation now but we are still being allowed to think we do because it benefits the hijackers.

Once they determine that that charade is no longer necessary, the reality of authoritarianism will be brutally unleashed upon theAmerican people, further domesticating many and eliminating those who stand against it. The mechanism through which the regime will exert that brutal totalitarian control is that which they are creating through these very actions. This is tyranny unfolding.

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Recently in Helena, Montana … A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law.

Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement from receiving significant classes of military equipment from the Pentagon’s “1033 Program.” It passed by a 46-1 vote in the state Senate and by a 79-20 vote in the state House. Gov. Steve Bullock has signed it into law.

The new law will prohibit state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; silencers; and “militarized armored vehicles” from federal military surplus programs.

But, as The Guardian reported last fall, handouts of such equipment from the Pentagon are far from the only way that the federal government has been militarizing local police. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants used to purchase such equipment amount to three times the value of the equipment given away by the Pentagon.

HB330 closes this loophole by banning law enforcement agencies from purchasing such military equipment with federal grants. They could continue to purchase them, but would have to use state or local funds, and the agencies would have to give public notice within 14 days of a request for any such local purchase.

“This foundation sets a massive precedent in Montana and the country as to what kind of society we want to have,” Schwaderer said of his bill. “If you get to the point where you need a grenade launcher, we’ve got the National Guard.”

Last month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law that, while not as comprehensive as the Montana bill, prohibits receipt of equipment from the 1033 program without an express authorization from the local governing body. This made his state the first to take a step towards stopping the federal militarization of police.

“By making it a local decision, the New Jersey law is a great first step, but the Montana law takes things to the next level,” said Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center. “It closes loopholes and covers almost all the bases. The next step would be to expand the equipment banned, and we’re hopeful that good people in Montana will work on that next session.”


Through the federal 1033 Program, local police departments procure military grade weapons, including automatic assault rifles, body armor and mine resistant armored vehicles – essentially unarmed tanks. Police departments can even get their hands on military helicopters and other aircraft.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) runs the “Homeland Security Grant Program,” which in 2013 gave more than $900 million in counterterrorism funds to state and local police. According to a 2012 Senate report, this money has been used to purchase tactical vehicles, drones, and even tanks with little obvious benefit to public safety. And, according to ProPublica, “In 1994, the Justice Department and the Pentagon funded a five-year program to adapt military security and surveillance technology for local police departments that they would otherwise not be able to afford.”

Local agencies almost never have the funds needed to purchase this kind of equipment, and federal money is the only way they can afford it. By banning purchases with federal funding, HB330 would effectively nullify the effect of such federal “grant” programs.


Arming ‘peace officers’ like they’re ready to occupy an enemy city is totally contrary to the society envisioned by the Founders. They’ve turned ‘protect and serve’ into ‘command and control.’

In the 1980s, the federal government began arming, funding and training local police forces, turning peace officers into soldiers to fight in its unconstitutional “War on Drugs.” The militarization went into hyper-drive after 9/11 when a second front opened up – the “War on Terror.”

By stripping state and local police of this military-grade gear and requiring them to report on their acquisition and use, it makes them less likely to cooperate with the feds and removes incentives for partnerships.

“Sunshine is the salve of good government,” Schwaderer said.

That is exactly what HB330 will start to bring to Montana.


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A great little video about the Jesuits and their Pope Francis. Some good interviews, one especially with Mathew Fox former Dominican Theologian and author of the book The Pope’s War. The video exposes Pope Francis role in the Argentine dirty war including how he turned two of his own order (the Jesuits) over to be tortured. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that these people are the power behind the NWO. The Inquisition is here, for Terrorists just substitute the word Heretics and you will begin to understand what is really going on. This insidious organization has been after world domination for centuries and now they believe it is in the palm of their hands. Their arrogance will lead to their downfall.

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“Maybe someone who reveals a secret program that multiple federal judges say is ILLEGAL is a whistleblower who deserves gratitude — not prison?” — Glenn Greenwald


How many times has the mainstream media mentioned the USA Freedom Act? Well, if you did hear of this legislation, you must have been watching C-SPAN or a foreign press channel. Read a report from NPR, that government funded broadcast, which never fails to present a known editorial viewpoint.

“The USA Freedom Act extends many parts of the 2001 USA Patriot Act, which expires June 1. The measure’s fate in the Senate is less likely.

The surveillance issue has sparked “rare bipartisan unity” in the House, NPR’s David Welna reports for today’s All Things Considered. He notes that the push to change the law comes from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

“Despite changes to the NSA bulk telephone metadata program announced by President Obama last year,” Goodlatte says, “the bulk collection of the records has not ceased, and will not cease, unless and until Congress acts to shut it down.”

Wednesday’s vote comes nearly two years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed the U.S. government’s secret program to collect and store huge amounts of data from millions of Americans’ phone records.”

Missing in the lack of “all things considered” press coverage is a comprehensive national debate on why Congress is renewing most of the components of the Patriot Act to begin with? The questionable support in the Senate for supporting this House measure, speaks to the nature of the “world’s greatest deliberative body”.

The Boston Herald provides the likely outcome from Senate leaders propose extending NSA phone records storage.

“Weeks before a key surveillance law expires, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting the calling records of nearly every American.

The measure by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr would bypass Senate committees and reauthorize sections of the Patriot Act, including the provision under which the NSA is requiring phone companies to turn over the “to and from” records of most domestic landline calls.”

In order to understand the distinction in the House bill, read H.R.3361 – USA FREEDOM Act.


(a) Application.—Section 501(b)(2) (50 U.S.C. 1861(b)(2)), as amended by section 101(a) of this Act, is further amended by inserting before subparagraph (B), as redesignated by such section 101(a) of this Act, the following new subparagraph:

“(A) a specific selection term to be used as the basis for the production of the tangible things sought;”.

(b) Order.—Section 501(c) (50 U.S.C. 1861(c)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking the semicolon and inserting “, including each specific selection term to be used as the basis for the production;”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3) No order issued under this subsection may authorize the collection of tangible things without the use of a specific selection term that meets the requirements of subsection (b)(2).”.



(a) Prohibition.—Section 402(c) (50 U.S.C. 1842(c)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking “; and” and inserting a semicolon;

(2) in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3) a specific selection term to be used as the basis for selecting the telephone line or other facility to which the pen register or trap and trace device is to be attached or applied; and”.

(b) Definition.—Section 401 (50 U.S.C. 1841) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) The term ‘specific selection term’ has the meaning given the term in section 501.”.

Now these measures are being lauded as addressing the NSA domestic spying methods, which has caused such uproar among civil libertarians. However, placing your trust in such language misses the fundamental point why an outright repeal of the Patriot Act is not being passed.

The correct approach is outlined by Ron Paul: Don’t Be Fooled by Un-American ‘USA Freedom’ Act.

“The political group Paul founded, Campaign for Liberty, released a statement Tuesday criticizing the “inaptly named” USA Freedom Act. Campaign for Liberty went on to encourage lawmakers to endorse the Surveillance State Repeal Act, which would fully repeal the Patriot Act and the equally controversial 2008 FISA Amendments Act.”

From this proposed alternative legislation:

Surveillance State Repeal Act – Repeals the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (thereby restoring or reviving provisions amended or repealed by such Acts as if such Acts had not been enacted), except with respect to reports to Congress regarding court orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) and the acquisition of intelligence information concerning an entity not substantially composed of U.S. persons that is engaged in the international proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Requires orders approving certain electronic surveillance to direct that, upon request of the applicant, any person or entity must furnish all information, facilities, or technical assistance necessary to accomplish such surveillance in a manner to protect its secrecy and produce a minimum of interference with the services that such carrier, landlord, custodian, or other person is providing the target of such surveillance (thereby retaining the ability to conduct surveillance on such targets regardless of the type of communications methods or devices being used by the subject of the surveillance).

Prohibits the federal government from requiring manufacturers of electronic devices and related software to build in mechanisms allowing the federal government to bypass encryption or privacy technology.”

This shell game that passes for “good government” is discussed in the Inherent Autonomy essay, The Fourth Amendment, NSA and Metadata. The summary concludes:

“The snoops view you as an enemy of the state, unless you can prove differently, whereas the reality is that The Strange World of NSA Mind Control is the true foe of the liberty of people and a free nation.”

This is the essence of the motivation behind the original passage of the Patriot Act. Celebrating restriction on domestic surveillance, when the entire intent of the original legislation destroys the constitution is hardly a reason for jubilation. When the executive branch technocrats ignore any law, which conflicts with their intended tyrannical purpose of government dominance, Congress needs to defund any agency that refuses to protect the true public interest.

The absurdity that a total scrutiny society will make citizens safe is beyond intelligent debate. Yet the country has been willing to endure the prying eyes of Homeland Security, rationalized with a trumped up excuse that trashing the constitution is necessary to achieve a crusade against a phantom bogyman.

Jay Syrmopoulos writes in Why are People Celebrating? USA FREEDOM Act is a Big Win for the NSA- Not Civil Liberties about the USA Freedom Act.

“What no one wants to say out loud is that this is a big win for the NSA, and a huge nothing burger for the privacy community,” said a former senior intelligence office, while speaking to The Daily Beast.

The bill doesn’t actually end or suspend the phone records program, but simply requires phone companies to hold onto these records rather than the NSA.

Additionally, under this bill the NSA will now get cell phone records in addition to the landline call records. Under the current collection regime, only landline call records are kept.

“The NSA is coming out of this unscathed,” Joel Brenner, the NSA’s former inspector general, told The Daily Beast. “I think no one thought it was in the realm of the possible before this bill.”

The irony is that this is exactly what former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander had wanted to implement previously, but the idea was shelved due to the extreme unlikeliness of Congress being willing to pass such legislation.

“The USA Freedom Act”—the supposed reining in of the NSA—“was literally born from Alexander,” the former official said.”

This assessment is not a surprise, because the District of Criminals generates every opportunity to create a false straw man in order to justify a more punitive response.

The Orwellian culture that has engulfed America goes unnoticed in the daily lives of a submissive populace. The courts only protect the despotism of the federal government. The few remaining civil libertarians are ignored or marginalized through the mass media propaganda that views any dissent to the established order as a threat to the entire Washington political class.

The NSA has proven that it operates above the law and no new legislation will curb the totalitarian appetites of the outlaw monitoring institution. Privacy has been destroyed in the United States intentionally to control the population.

Authoritarianism has replaced personal solitude in order to dissect every aspect of one’s life. If people are not angry over this reality, they deserve submissive enslavement. The Patriot Act has always been a national disgrace. Now the USA Freedom Act will be the next scorn.

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Paul Craig Roberts | May 18, 2015

There is much speculation about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s rush visit to Russia in the wake of Russia’s successful Victory Day celebration on May 9. On May 11, Kerry, who was snubbing Russia on the 9th, was on his way to Russia, and Putin consented to see him on May 12.

As time passes we will find out why Kerry was snubbing Putin on May 9 and 3 days later was criticizing Washington’s puppet regime in Ukraine. For what is known at this time, a possible explanation is that Washington is coming to its senses.

If you watched the 1 hour 20 minute video of the Victory Day Parade, you are aware that the celebration sent a powerful message. Russia is a first class military power, and Russia is backed by China and India, whose soldiers marched with Russia’s in the parade.

So, while the increasingly irrelevant West, absorbed in its own self-importance, snubbed
the celebration of the victory that the Red Army gave them over Hitler, the three largest countries in the world were present united. Russia has the largest land mass, and China and India, also large land masses, have the world’s largest populations.

The celebration in Moscow made it clear that Washington has failed miserably to isolate Russia. What Washington has done is to make the BRICS more unified.

With the President of China sitting at the right hand of Putin, the celebration also made it completely clear even to the morons in the Obama regime that Washington is no longer the Uni-power.

Consider now the impact on Washington’s vassal states in Europe, the crux of the American Empire. Europeans are aware that two of the most powerful military states in history did not survive their invasions of Russia. Napoleon lost the Grande Army in Russia, and Hitler lost the Wehrmacht in Russia. It has dawned on Europeans that they are being shoved into conflict with Russia in the interest of Washington’s claim to be the World Hegemon. Europeans are accustomed to obey Washington, but when it came to being forced into conflict with Russia, Europeans began to express dissent. Signs of an independent European foreign policy appeared with Merkel and Hollande’s meeting with Putin to resolve the Ukrainian crisis orchestrated by Washington.

Faced with the failure of its policy of isolating Russia and the emergence of an independent foreign policy in Europe, Washington sent Kerry as a supplicant to Putin to work out a way to de-escalate the Ukrainian crisis. Putin being a peacemaker will permit Washington to save face. But this will not please the neoconsevatives or the military/security complex. The former are invested heavily in claims of Amerika Uber Alles, and the latter are lusting for the abundant revenues from a new cold, or hot, war.

Obama, Kerry, and Cameron have to become magicians. They have to transition from demonizing Putin to working with him.

Having failed with force against Russia, the West is now employing seduction. If Western peoples hope to escape from the Police State that Washington has imposed on the entire Western World, we must pray that Putin does not fall for the seduction.

There is no world leadership in the West. There is only selfishness and hubris. Western “leadership” is exploitative. The West loots the non-West and is now turning on itself with its looting of Ireland and Greece, with Italy, Spain, and Portugal the next targets for looting. The American public itself has been looted of its jobs, career aspirations, and civil liberties.

The Western model of “democratic capitalism” turns out to be neither democratic nor capitalist, but a form of fascism ruled by an oligarchy. The United States is where regime change is most badly needed.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost




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Counter Current News | July 14, 2014

A new US Department of Defense (DoD) research program admits that the Pentagon has long been concerned about widespread social break down. Even more striking of an admission is the fact that they have been funding universities to create models of the dynamics, risks and tipping points that would all be part of large-scale civil unrest in the United States.

The DoD program was funded under the overarching authority of a number of US military agencies.

This program, costing millions of dollars, has been designed for the purposes of immediate and long-term “warfighter-relevant insights” development. The Pentagon explains that the purpose is for senior officials and decision makers in “the defense policy community” to form a contingency plan in the event of wide scale social unrest.

The recently revealed documents add that the purpose is further to inform policy implemented by “combatant commands.”

This all started back in 2008 when the global banking crisis formed the impetus for the DoD “Minerva Research Initiative“.

The DoD then decided to partner with universities in order “to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US.”

One of the products of this was a Cornell University-led study which was managed by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research. It aimed to develop a model “of the dynamics of social movement mobilization and contagions.”

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