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Real eyes, realize, real lies . . .

Warnings on Iran are like a record player that got stuck

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The Top 25 Most Censored Stories of 2012

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1. Signs of an Emerging Police State

Since the passage of the PATRIOT Act the United States has become increasingly monitored and militarized at the expense of civil liberties The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA has allowed the military to detain indefinitely without trial… Continue Reading…

2. Oceans in Peril

We thought the sea was infinite and inexhaustible It is not The overall rise in ocean temperature has led to the largest movement of marine species in two to three million years according to scientists from the Climate Change and European Marine Ecosystems Research project… Continue Reading…

3. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worse than Anticipated

Developing evidence from a number of independent sources suggests that the negative consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are far greater than first acknowledged or understood An estimated excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout in Japan… Continue Reading…

4. FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has embarked on an unusual approach to ensure that the United States is secure from future terrorist attacks The agency has developed a network of nearly spies to infiltrate various communities in an attempt to uncover terrorist plots However these moles are actually assisting and encouraging people to commit … Continue Reading…

5. First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions Loaned to Major Banks

An audit of the First Federal Reserve reveals sixteen trillion dollars in secret bailouts to major American and European banks during the height of the global financial crisis from to Morgan Stanley received up to billion Citigroup took billion and Bank of America billion according to data obtained through Freedom … Continue Reading…

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GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Pfizer, and Merck–all involved in outrageous scandals . . .

(Source)  Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a “criminal racket” over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples with animal antibodies.

GlaxoSmithKline has just been fined a whopping $3 billion for bribing doctors, lying to the FDA, hiding clinical trial data and fraudulent marketing. Pfizer, meanwhile has been sued by the nation’s pharmacy retailers for what is alleged as an “overarching anticompetitive scheme” to keep generic cholesterol drugs off the market and thereby boost its own profits.

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US economy grinding down, down, down . . .

50% less gasoline sold in US in 2012 (vs. 2007)

(Source: US Government EIA Data)

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Three Ways the Rich and Powerful Have Cheated Young Americans

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“Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness

will never seek the light.” - Bruce Lee

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IT’S EASIER TO FOOL SOMEBODY, THAN TO CONVINCE THEM THAT THEY’VE BEEN FOOLED. - Mark Twain

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Like a 2×4 hitting ‘em to get their attention . . .  many things can precipitate a radical change in viewpoint–and drive the masses to want answers, to wake up. For example:

The more people who lose their homes and material wealth in this manipulated downturn, the more people who stop, think and re-evalute.

The more people who realize the financial and political situation is engineered for the good of a very few and not the people, the more wake up.

Such paths to waking up the masses include: (Source)

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The Official Version of 9/11 – as reported by a skeptic (Source)

Directed by a beardy-guy from a cave in Afghanistan, nineteen hard-drinking, coke-snorting, devout Muslims enjoy lap dances before their mission to meet Allah…

Using nothing more than craft knifes, they overpower cabin crew, passengers and pilots on four planes…And hangover or not, they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip…

Unphased by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers, causing THREE to collapse completely…Our masterminds even manage to overpower the odd law of physics or two… and the world watches in awe as steel-framed buildings fall symmetrically – through their own mass – at free-fall speed, for the first time in history.

CLICK the picture above to see WTC 7 collapse after NOT being hit by any airplanes–note the penthouse on top falls first. Hmmmmm . . .

Despite all their dastardly cunning, they stupidly give their identity away by using explosion-proof passports, which survive the fireball undamaged and fall to the ground… only to be discovered by the incredible crime-fighting sleuths at the FBI

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A new Rasmussen survey has found that 85 percent of Americans believe that members of Congress “are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping other people.
Well, There’s Your Problem Right There … Insider Trading Rules Don’t Apply To Congress: They’re  incentivized to lie, cheat and steal.  So – of course – they will continue to lie, cheat and steal. Duh.
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Many have had the sneaking suspicion that our elected “leaders” in Congress are not going to Washington D.C. to represent us…but for their own personal gain. This video may just validate that assessment!Using the net worth data compiled by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics we found a disturbing trend. The analysis of the information in this video has not been seen by anyone…not on Fox News…not on CNN…and you have not read about this in the Wall Street Journal…yet. After watching the video click HERE to view “The List”   (Source)

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Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig

Transocean Ltd., the company that owns the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that caused immeasurable damage to the Gulf, recently gave its top executives “two thirds of their total possible safety bonuses.”

This was despite the explosion of its oil rig that killed 11 people and spilled over 200 million gallons of toxic oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Why did execs get “safety” bonuses?

For achieving the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history.

Note: Please do not confuse this with the Transocean, Ltd world headquarters building.

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He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people . . .” — The Declaration of Independence, 1776.

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“Signs of Terrorism”

Do you wear Levi jeans, act like a “nice guy,” look “normal” or support Ron Paul? – but wait – you like scuba diving! Oh no, you’re a terrorist.

This is not a joke.

The following is a complied list of our government’s supposed “signs of terrorism“. (Source)

The federal government, via centralized threat fusion centers, pursuant to the MIAC Report, may suspect you as a “terrorist” if you exhibit any of the following signs of terrorism:

  • Displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties
  • Supporting Congressman Ron Paul
  • Supporting former presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin
  • Supporting former Congressman Bob Barr
  • Opposing the implementation of a North American Union
  • Owning gold bullion
  • Displaying historical U.S. flags
  • Opposing abortion
  • Talking about the documentary Zeitgeist

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What he said: Obama pledged during his election campaign to close Guantanamo prison, which he argued had become:

A blot on the human rights record of the United States and a symbol of detainee abuse and detention without charge. (Source)

What he does:

White House drafts executive order for indefinite detention

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The White House is preparing an Executive Order on indefinite detention that will provide periodic reviews of evidence against dozens of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, according to several administration officials.

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What Obama said in 2008 (to get elected):

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama promised to end the Bush tax cuts for the top earners, arguing that it’s necessary to cut the federal deficit and has a minimal stimulative effect on the economy. (Source)

What Obama did December, 2010:

December 06, 2010: President Obama has agreed to extend tax cuts for the rich in a deal with a total cost estimated by the NY Times at $900 billion over the next two years. (Source1, Source2)

What Obama says now:

I will fight to end tax cuts for rich in 2012. (Source)

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If ever there was a "mandate" from "the people" . . .

For, By and Of the People: About 60% of the electorate want us to get out of both wars, so of course the Administration plans on hanging onto both for a few more years despite promises to withdraw.  And to pay for these, we’ll have to cut Social Security, gut Medicare and downgrade veteran’s benefits.  I’m not really sure who won the election but I’m pretty sure who lost. (Source)

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Headlines: (Source)

Tax Cuts for the rich to be extended

We learn the Democrats and President Obama are likely going to fold to Republican demands and extend all the Bush tax cuts. A move that will cost the government hundreds of billions. From the Huffington Post, ”White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts”

Three more years of war

We also are hearing rumors Obama plans to spend hundreds of billions to keep troops in Afghanistan for several more years—because, for some reason, we need to prop up a deeply corrupt and unpopular government. “U.S. Tweaks Message on Troops in Afghanistan”

Cut the middle class’s Social Security, Medicare and veteran’s benefits

Finally while we are told by the “serious” people that we need to completely ignore those two massive expenditures, we are also told we must really consider Alan Simpson’s and Erskine Bowles’ plan to cut social security, Medicare, soldiers’ pay and veterans’ benefits to get “serious” about the deficit. From the New York Times Editorial page, ”Some Fiscal Reality”

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By Guest Contributor: Deltalect

According to the US Department of Housing, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of new houses sold for the month of May was 267,000. A record low. The lowest number since data collection started in 1963. Our REAL GDP (using 2005 dollars) is now OVER 4 TIMES what it was in 1963 and we now have over 60% MORE people living in the US …. Yet annualized new home sales rate in May 2010 was HALF what it was in 1963.

The headline “New home sales up 24%” still makes June the worst June on record, and still is almost 25% below the previous record low.

See the little up blip near the bottom right corner? See it? Hooray!!

Let me put this another way. The 24% increase in sales since May represents a mere 63,000 homes; a number which is small enough to have been rounded away in 2005 when the rate was 1,283,000 and the press reported “1.3 million” NYTimes.

The number for May has been revised down since its initial posting by the US Department of housing. Furthermore, April was revised downward TWICE since it’s debut. What do you think the likelihood is of the June number seeing downward revision within the next few months?

This is just the headline information, the “easy” stuff. New home prices are down 1.4% and the stated supply is still over 7.5 months … and that doesn’t account for shadow inventory (Look at the number of houses for sale or empty on your street, then try and find them on Zillow).

So how would you expect this information to be presented to you by the media? How would you want it presented?

Can you spot the canaries in the coal mine?

Trust the lies, or else

ABC News: “Home Sales Surge in June”
AOLNews: “The June Jump in New-Home Sales Is Welcome — but Hardly Robust”
AP: “New home sales in June tick up slightly, but sales remain low as demand for housing slumps”
BBC: “US new home sales still sluggish”
CalculatedRiskBlog.com : “New Home Sales: Worst June on Record
CBSNews: “New Home Sales Up 24%, But Sales Remain Slow”
CNNMoney: “New home sales rebound 24%”
DailyFinance: “The June Jump in New-Home Sales Is Welcome — but Hardly Robust”
FoxNews : “Home Sales Report: June Was Jumpin’, Growth Still Slumpin’”
FinancialTimes: “US new home sales rebound in June”
LATimes: “New homes sales up in June but still anemic”
MSNBC: “New home sales up, but sales remain slow”
NYTimes: “In U.S., New Home Sales Rise but Pace Lags”
Reuters: “Home sales surge in June”
USAToday: “New-home sales up, but sales remain slow”
WashingtonPost: “Stocks edge higher as home sales rise”
Yahoo: “New home sales up, but sales remain slow”
ZeroHedge: Atrocious New Homes Sales Data Sufficient To Force Another Algo Mediated Short Covering Frenzy

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Regarding the “official” media:

The mass media sounds like a pillow-soft, demented lullaby from a parent who really only wants you to fall asleep so that they can set the house on fire and then write some sensational and entertaining copy about it; copy you won’t be reading. Lately I have been going to MSNBC.com to read the comments that follow the articles. Out of a hundred responses you might find two that attempt to alert the readers to what’s actually going on. When that happens, the rest of those commenting jump of them with the usual tin foil hat, conspiracy theory, nut job tags. It’s proof positive that the majority of people will defend those oppressing them as if the news were actually the news instead of manufactured horseshit woven into crowd control medleys of the kind of elevator music that was probably playing in the Twin Towers on 9/11. (Source)

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FEMA reported in appendix C of their report that a liquid eutectic had formed on WTC steel samples at some point, and destroyed their integrity by eating large holes through them. The liquid eutectic was found to consist primarily of molten iron and other substances. A large number of tiny particles of sulfur were able to eat into the steel and aid the intergranular melting that destroyed the steel, by opening up the grain boundaries to incoming molten iron & etc.

The explanation that internet “debunkers” cling to when defending the official story is that the eutectic mixture formed naturally from materials that could be theoretically traced back to the rubble piles, like drywall. Drywall has a lot of sulfur in it, but not in the form found on the steel samples analyzed by FEMA, so the contention then becomes (another theory on top of a theory to make up for a problem, you notice) that some additional reactions happened during the time in between to render the sulfur in its final state before reacting with the steel. I’ve seen no specific theories as to how this happened, just a lot of fuzziness in the theories, owing to no one actually bothering to test any of this.

Well that’s where this guy comes in. He’s putting it to the test. Well, he put it to the test.

You can see the results above. (Source)

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Background information–view World Trade Center on 9/11:

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-3873474711036143711&ei=kWzeSemzC4XK-Ab3mdH6BQ&q=Thermite+WTC&hl=en#

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Lies are designed to compromise your heart and weaken your will in service to something that has no power except what fear and lies provide it with. If you are not swayed by fear or deceived by lies then it has no power over you at all. It is why some can walk in this world seeing and the rest are wandering blind. When you cannot see, you cannot accurately interpret what is taking place around you. You have to rely of the reports of those claiming to see.

I realize how difficult it is to wake up to the fact that the whole world which you believed to be true is actually a lie. Even when you know this must be so, its sheer overwhelming presence is enough to make you doubt what you suspect to be true. But now your new best friend, The Apocalypse is exposing the lies… every day the influence of the media is being compromised by strange accidents that they can’t control. Every day politicians and religious leaders are being caught in scandals and that process is accelerating. (Source)

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This explains a lot:

Should Congress bother reading bills before passing them? Or should our Senators quietly do what they’re told and pass 94% of all bills unread, with no debate?

See source documents here:

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Some say democracy requires informed Legislators. Watch this 1 min. video and see Legislators reluctantly admit they haven’t read the bill:

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Some say integrity of voting should be enforced. Watch 3 min. video and see Legislators commit multiple acts of blatant voting fraud:

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.  .  .  no one seems to notice, no one seems to care

George Carlin

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All of the despicable posturing and behavior of your witless and morally bankrupt leaders is a simple demonstration of something that has happened before and will happen again. Before something can be completely destroyed and ferried to its future residence, it must be exposed before the world as a warning to wake up and see. . . . The 2×4 is in motion as we speak. (Source)

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See also: http://www.cnbc.com/id/37392344/oSteve%20Wynn%20Interview/t_blank

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Every visibly negative bit of data is run through a media and Central State assembly line to refashion it as “good news” and “evidence” that the “nascent recovery is taking hold.” Whatever cannot be rejiggered is simply buried or suppressed.

Despite a 24/7 campaign of carefully managed “good news,” 76% of Americans do not believe the U.S. “recovery.”

Hmm, I wonder why? (Source)

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NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: 76 percent of Americans believe that the US economy remains in recession; an even larger 81 percent describe themselves as dissatisfied with the economy. (Source)

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The following are 25 questions to ask anyone who is delusional enough to believe that this economic recovery is real: (Source)

#1) In what universe is an economy with 39.68 million Americans on food stamps considered to be a healthy, recovering economy?  In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that enrollment in the food stamp program will exceed 43 million Americans in 2011.  Is a rapidly increasing number of Americans on food stamps a good sign or a bad sign for the economy?

#2) According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings were reported on 367,056 properties in the month of March.  This was an increase of almost 19 percent from February, and it was the highest monthly total since RealtyTrac began issuing its report back in January 2005.  So can you please explain again how the U.S. real estate market is getting better?

#3) The Mortgage Bankers Association just announced that more than 10 percent of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage had missed at least one payment in the January-March period.  That was a record high and up from 9.1 percent a year ago.  Do you think that is an indication that the U.S. housing market is recovering?

#4) How can the U.S. real estate market be considered healthy when, for the first time in modern history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together?

#5) With the U.S. Congress planning to quadruple oil taxes, what do you think that is going to do to the price of gasoline in the United States and how do you think that will affect the U.S. economy?

#6) Do you think that it is a good sign that Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of the state of California, says that “terrible cuts” are urgently needed in order to avoid a complete financial disaster in his state?

#7) But it just isn’t California that is in trouble.  Dozens of U.S. states are in such bad financial shape that they are getting ready for their biggest budget cuts in decades.  What do you think all of those budget cuts will do to the economy?

#8) In March, the U.S. trade deficit widened to its highest level since December 2008.  Month after month after month we buy much more from the rest of the world than they buy from us.  Wealth is draining out of the United States at an unprecedented rate.  So is the fact that the gigantic U.S. trade deficit is actually getting bigger a good sign or a bad sign for the U.S. economy?

#9) Considering the fact that the U.S. government is projected to have a 1.6 trillion dollar deficit in 2010, and considering the fact that if you went out and spent one dollar every single second it would take you more than 31,000 years to spend a trillion dollars, how can anyone in their right mind claim that the U.S. economy is getting healthier when we are getting into so much debt?

#10) The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that the U.S. government suffered a wider-than-expected budget deficit of 82.69 billion dollars in April.  So is the fact that the red ink of the U.S. government is actually worse than projected a good sign or a bad sign?

#11) According to one new report, the U.S. national debt will reach 100 percent of GDP by the year 2015.  So is that a sign of economic recovery or of economic disaster?

#12) Monstrous amounts of oil continue to gush freely into the Gulf of Mexico, and analysts are already projecting that the seafood and tourism industries along the Gulf coast will be devastated for decades by this unprecedented environmental disaster.  In light of those facts, how in the world can anyone project that the U.S. economy will soon be stronger than ever?

#13) The FDIC’s list of problem banks recently hit a 17-year high.  Do you think that an increasing number of small banks failing is a good sign or a bad sign for the U.S. economy?

#14) The FDIC is backing 8,000 banks that have a total of $13 trillion in assets with a deposit insurance fund that is basically flat broke.  So what do you think will happen if a significant number of small banks do start failing?

#15) Existing home sales in the United States jumped 7.6 percent in April.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that this increase only happened because the deadline to take advantage of the temporary home buyer tax credit (government bribe) was looming.  So now that there is no more tax credit for home buyers, what will that do to home sales?

#16) Both Fannie Mae (FNM: 0.9001 -0.0359 -3.84%) and Freddie Mac (FRE: 1.15 -0.04 -3.36%) recently told the U.S. government that they are going to need even more bailout money.  So what does it say about the U.S. economy when the two “pillars” of the U.S. mortgage industry are government-backed financial black holes that the U.S. government has to relentlessly pour money into?

#17) 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.  Tens of millions of Americans find themselves just one lawsuit, one really bad traffic accident or one very serious illness away from financial ruin.  With so many Americans living on the edge, how can you say that the economy is healthy?

#18) The mayor of Detroit says that the real unemployment rate in his city is somewhere around 50 percent.  So can the U.S. really be experiencing an economic recovery when so many are still unemployed in one of America’s biggest cities?

#19) Gallup’s measure of underemployment hit 20.0% on March 15th.  That was up from 19.7% two weeks earlier and 19.5% at the start of the year.  Do you think that is a good trend or a bad trend?

#20) One new poll shows that 76 percent of Americans believe that the U.S. economy is still in a recession.  So are the vast majority of Americans just stupid or could we still actually be in a recession?

#21) The bottom 40 percent of those living in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.  So is Barack Obama’s mantra that “what is good for Wall Street is good for Main Street” actually true?

#22) Richard Russell, the famous author of the Dow Theory Letters, says that Americans should sell anything they can sell in order to get liquid because of the economic trouble that is coming.  Do you think that Richard Russell is delusional or could he possibly have a point?

#23) Defaults on apartment building mortgages held by U.S. banks climbed to a record 4.6 percent in the first quarter of 2010.  In fact, that was almost twice the level of a year earlier.  Does that look like a good trend to you?

#24) In March, the price of fresh and dried vegetables in the United States soared 49.3% - the most in 16 years.  Is it a sign of a healthy economy when food prices are increasing so dramatically?

#25) 1.41 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009 – a 32 percent increase over 2008.  Not only that, more Americans filed for bankruptcy in March 2010 than during any month since U.S. bankruptcy law was tightened in October 2005.  So shouldn’t we at least wait until the number of Americans filing for bankruptcy is not setting new all-time records before we even dare whisper the words “economic recovery”?

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He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people . . .” — The Declaration of Independence, 1776.

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Update 8/9/11The rate of cancer spikes among Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officers who work near the full-body scanners . . . evidence that the government failed to appropriately test the safety of these devices at airports and disregarded concerns from airport.  According to the documents, “A large number of workers have been falling victim to cancer, strokes and heart disease.” ( Source)

Update 1/2/11: According to the Washington Post sixteen (16) airports have fired TSA and hired independent security firms, due to “recent public outrage over security screening”.

Update 1/29/11:According to CNN, “TSA shuts door on private airport screening program.”

Washington (CNN) — A program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private screeners is being brought to a standstill, just a month after the Transportation Security Administration said it was “neutral” on the program.

TSA chief John Pistole said Friday he has decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports, saying he does not see any advantage to it. (Source)

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Israeli tells MPs high-tech full-body scanners can be easily fooled.

Full-body scanners

A leading Israeli airport security expert says the federal government has wasted millions of dollars to install “useless” imaging machines at airports across the country.

“I don’t know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747,” Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada on Thursday. “That’s why we haven’t put them in our airport.”

Sela, former chief security officer at the Israel Airport Authority and a 30-year veteran in airport security and defence technology, helped design the security apparatus at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. He spoke to MPs on the House of Commons transport committee via video conference from Kfar Vradim, Israel.  (Source)

Why? A terrorist who conceals explosives in a body cavity, crevice, adult diaper, feminine protection, etc., will walk through a full-body scanner completely undetected. (Source)

The body scanners are just one more obsolete technology that does not provide any more security…it can be circumvented not only in body cavities but in other ways that I do not want to share with the public. (Source)

Now documents have emerged, on the US government’s own web sites, raising questions as to whether the scanner machines are:

. . . little more than overpriced metal detectors with a “beam me up Scotty” futuristic design. . . . [because] while metal objects (like guns and knives) can be easily visualized in the body scanner images, there is “poor detection capability for a wide range of dangerous objects composed of low atomic number elements, such as plastics or ceramics. . . . [and] objects in body cavities will not be detected by these machines. (Source)

Read Leon Kaufman and Joseph W. Carlson’s scanner in- effectiveness report published in the Journal of Transportation Security: An evaluation of airport x-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics (PDF)

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The Bangkok Post reported that even some metal objects are not detected

Full-body scanner flops in trial run.

Tests of the full-body scanner at Suvarnabhumi Airport have left Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) unimpressed, raising doubts about its effectiveness and cost. The machine was supposed to allow screeners to see through clothing to create an image of the body. The microwave imaging equipment was removed from the departure hall after only a few days of trial runs in late January as it was unable to detect objects including a piece of metal 2.25 square inches concealed on a person. (Source)

One security expert, Conservative MP Ben Wallace told IoS that scientists at the UK defense firm Qinetiq, a powerhouse in the “homeland security” market in Britain and the U.S., demonstrated that “the millimetre-wave scanners picked up shrapnel and heavy wax and metal, but plastic, chemicals and liquids were missed.” —precisely what the underwear bomber had stuffed in his briefs. (Source)

The London Independent reported on “authoritative claims that officials at the [UK] Department for Transport and the Home Office have already tested the scanners and were not persuaded that they would work comprehensively against terrorist threats to aviation.” (Source)

Security Theater

Security theatre

TSA Too Busy Groping, Perving, Playing God To Notice Guns And Bombs: TSA agents at a Houston airport failed to stop an Iranian-American with a loaded handgun passing through security and boarding a plane, yet they did stop a woman directly behind him who was carrying liquids in her hand luggage.

. . . underscores how the enhanced and invasive TSA security procedures are pure theater and do nothing to make anyone safer. (Source)

Prominent public figures have slammed the slap-dash introduction of invasive naked body scanners at airports, with Congressmen and security experts labeling them a stupid and pointless measure that does nothing but harass innocent travelers.

Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson slammed the hasty introduction of the scanners yesterday as nothing more than an example of security theatre that doesn’t even counter any supposed threat.

“I think we’ve gone way overboard,” Peterson told the Minneapolis Post. “I think a lot of what goes on at the airport is for show. It’s almost like we’re harassing passengers so they feel better.”

Crippled boy

Peterson pointed out that every time an alleged terror attack is foiled, the terrorists simply change their tactics, meaning the measures introduced as a response only inconvenience innocent people and do nothing to make anyone safer. (Source)

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported February 15 that the four-year-old disabled son of a Camden, NJ police officer “wasn’t allowed to pass through airport security” until he took his leg braces off.

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Why would a ‘terrorist’ try to smuggle a bomb past the TSA when they could cause far more havoc by taking the same bomb and planting it in the busiest shopping mall, thus shutting down retail in the US. Since this has never happened, is it fair to ask if the ‘war on terror’ is really real?

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TSA has been caught in numerous lies, as documented here. (Source)

The TSA has been lying to the American people about full-body scanners. The agency has insisted that these “digital strip search” machines are incapable of saving, storing or transmitting the images they take. This, we are told, makes it okay for people to be digitally strip-searched.

But secret documents uncovered by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (www.EPIC.org) have revealed that these machines do indeed posses precisely such capabilities. According to TSA specification requirement documents that have been uncovered by the EPIC, all full-body scanners purchased by the TSA must have the ability to both save and transmit the scanned images of air passengers.

The documents were obtained by EPIC through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. They have also been shared with CNN, which has viewed the documents and published a story about what they reveal. These documents contradict the claims of the TSA, which include the statement that “the system has no way to save, transmit or print the image.” (Source)

All full-body scanners purchased by the TSA must have the ability to both save and transmit the scanned images of air passengers (that includes children)

The TSA has been lying to the American people about full-body scanners. The agency has insisted that these “digital strip search” machines are incapable of saving, storing or transmitting the images they take. This, we are told, makes it okay for people to be digitally strip-searched.

Full-body scan printout

But secret documents uncovered by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (www.EPIC.org) have revealed that these machines do indeed posses precisely such capabilities. According to TSA specification requirement documents that have been uncovered by the EPIC, all full-body scanners purchased by the TSA must have the ability to both save and transmit the scanned images of air passengers.

The documents were obtained by EPIC through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. They have also been shared with CNN, which has viewed the documents and published a story about what they reveal. These documents contradict the claims of the TSA, which include the statement that “the system has no way to save, transmit or print the image.” (Source)

The scanners show such personal accessories as back braces, maxipads, adult bladder control pads,and apparently fake breasts, according to Politics Daily author, Sandra Fish, who’s article also relates that a friend of hers was forced to lift his shirt to reveal his colostomy bag to TSA screeners. Elderly travelers, who often face the stigma and ridicule of a youth obsessed culture, will now also face having to reveal the intimate details of their failing health to complete strangers or announce their personal ills before an audience of onlookers in order to avoid having to show what’s concealed beneath their clothes. (Source)

Relax, stored naked body images are of no interest to TSA officers–because they are professionals. Lol!

TSA Airport passenger screener charged in distributing child pornography: Homeland Security agents arrested the TSA officer March 24, and he is being held without bail.

TSA Airport Security Staff have already started saving and printing full-body scans:

Celebrity actor’s airport body scan disseminated by security staff at Heathrow: The recent controversy in which body scan images of Indian Actor and celebrity Shahrukh Khan were printed and traded among security staff at Heathrow International Airport raises serious privacy concerns for many. (Source)

Claims on behalf of authorities that naked body scanner images are immediately destroyed after passengers pass through new x-ray backscatter devices have been proven fraudulent after it was revealed that naked images of Indian film star Shahrukh Khan were printed out and circulated by airport staff at Heathrow in London. (Source)

Genitals are clearly visible:

TSA employees call the X-ray machines “Dick Measuring Devices.” ’nuff said. (Source)

Despite official denials that the images produced by the devices show details of genitalia, journalists who have investigated trials of the technology have reported that details of sexual organs are “eerily visible”.

When the scanners were first introduced at Australian airports in 2008 it was admitted that the X-ray backscatter devices don’t work properly unless the genitals of people going through them are visible. “It will show the private parts of people, but what we’ve decided is that we’re not going to blur those out, because it severely limits the detection capabilities,” said Melbourne Airport’s Office of Transport Security manager Cheryl Johnson. (Source1, Source2)

TSA admits they can even “see sanitary napkins in naked body scans.” (Source)

A mere month after London Heathrow introduced full body scanners, the first harassment case is already being investigated by the authorities:

Love those gigantic tits” remark lands airport scanner operator in hot water. (Source)

I spy . . .

One can only marvel at the full cultural import of widely available “x-ray vision” technology being deployed. Indeed, for those who remember the old X-ray Specs advertised on the back of comic books to see through women’s clothes, it is apparently a longstanding boyhood fantasy now set to become national policy. This is essentially a form of high-tech voyeurism masking as security, and it portends more such incursions into liberty and privacy. (Source)

“We don’t need to look at naked 8-year-olds and grandmothers to secure airplanes,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said last week. “I think it’s a false argument to say we have to give up all of our personal privacy in order to have security.” (Source)

Court Rules Government Can Keep Naked Body Scanner Images Secret: A federal judge has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security can keep images produced by x-ray body scanners out of the public domain.

Biometric Data Is Collected From Passengers and Stored in Government Databases

Law enforcement in fact illegally saves naked images produced by the machines. “The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week [August 2010] that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded,” Declan McCullagh wrote for CNet News.

The government has a keen interest in collecting and compiling biometric data on citizens. The FBI announced a $1 billion effort to build the world’s largest computer database of peoples’ physical characteristics, a project that would give the government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States and abroad, the Washington Post reported in December of 2007.

The Department of Homeland Security has collected biometrics for years, including the use of iris scans at certain airports under the guise of identity verification of travelers who have passed background checks and want to move through lines quickly. “The department is also looking to apply iris- and face-recognition techniques to other programs,” the Post added. (Source)

Roundup Ready: The Federal government is using Homeland Security, the FBI, state and local police, the credit card processors, Google, Facebook and probably those two beagles down the street to collect information (let’s not dignify it with the word ‘intelligence’) on each and every citizen.  The goal?  Right, our safety.  To protect our freedoms… (Source)

Get Harassed If You say, “I opt out” (i.e., decline the sacnner)

The opt-out process seems to be designed to bring humiliation to passengers, because once you announce you’re opting out of the naked body scanners, TSA agents yell, “Opt out! Opt out!” in order to draw attention to you. Following that, they now feel up your crotch and private parts with their fingers and palms. The message is clear: Go through the naked body scanner or we will sexually molest you. (Source)

At ACLU.org, the nonprofit organization reports it has received 900 complaints and has  posted over 38 graphic accounts that can only be described as sexual molestation. Brief examples include: (Source)

  • “The TSA agent used her hands to feel under and between my breasts. She then rammed her hand up into my crotch until it jammed into my pubic bone.”
  • “I cried throughout the groping and have had intrusive thoughts since. It was humiliating.”
  • “The procedure was violating, degrading, invasive and humiliating.”
  • “It was so rough that I felt the effects of it throughout the day.”
  • “I do not feel safer. I feel violated.”

Women and children first?

Boy Asks TSA ‘Why Pat Down Mom And Not Me?’, TSA Replies “You Don’t Have Boobs”

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Just a few days earlier we saw this: Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano backed the TSA’s recent actions in conducting and enhanced pat-down on a six year old girl.

Relax! It’s all under control. They’re professionals.

No one should mind–if they have nothing to hide.

Right?

More examples of TSA harassment groping treatment of passengers:

While the agents are busy singling out the elderly and the disabled for enhanced screening, groping women’s breasts, telling people they are “God”, and locking travelers in glass boxes over liquids such as breast milk, other passengers are being allowed to waltz through security with loaded guns and even explosive material. (Source)

US News Poll: 96% believe the TSA is going too far with security measures: A posted comment: “Precautions” are one thing, but the Federal Air Transportation Airport Security Service (FATASS) has gone beyond “precautions,” it has gone beyond Paranoia . . . it has entered the realm of Psychotic. (Source)

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Is Full-body Scanner Radiation Safe?

Apparently not:

  • Full body scanners at airports could increase your risk of skin cancer, experts warn. (Source)
  • Allied Pilots Association president Dave Bates to avoid “the repeated radiation from the ‘advanced imaging technology’ body scanners used at many airports.” (Source)

Airport Body Scanning Raises Radiation Exposure, Committee Says

IAEA

(Bloomberg) — Air passengers should be made aware of the health risks of airport body screenings and governments must explain any decision to expose the public to higher levels of cancer-causing radiation, an inter-agency report said. The group includes the European Commission, International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Energy Agency and the World Health Organization.

Pregnant women and children should not be subject to scanning, even though the radiation dose from body scanners is “extremely small,” said the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety report, which is restricted to the agencies concerned and not meant for public circulation.

The Committee cited the IAEA’s 1996 Basic Safety Standards agreement, drafted over three decades, that protects people from radiation. Frequent exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cancer and birth defects, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Source)

The Backscatter full-body scanner emits T-rays or THz waves (terahertz waves), which is radiation that is positioned between microwaves and infrared rays on the electromagnetic spectrum. Any amount of radiation is dangerous, as it is cumulative, and poses a serious threat to all living cells through which it passes, leaving behind a trail of destruction and genetic mutations.

Boian Aleandrov, of the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, however, has an opinion regarding the dangers of terahertz waves or T-rays:

Although the forces that terahertz waves or T-rays exert are small, their resonant effects can”unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. (Physics Letters A, Volume 374, Issue 10, 2010)

See also: Los Alamos Scientist: TSA Scanners Shred Human DNA

MIT’s Technology Review further explains in an article entitled: Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA: A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done.” (Source)

Leon Kaufman, one of the leading medical physicists in the development of clinical MRI equipment in the 1980s, asks, “Are airport body x-ray scanners a great public health experiment?”

Contrary to every policy enacted since the effects of radiation were understood, we are engaging in a mass experiment of irradiation of not just adults, but also pregnant women, fetuses, children, women of child-bearing age, men who may conceive after exposure—in short, everyone unfortunate enough to have to be in an airport. The results will not be known for 20 years. Imagine if, as an investigator at UCSF, I had asked my IRB to allow me to carry out an experiment involving indiscriminate exposure to x-rays of a randomly selected population with no informed consent. (Source)

TSA Refuses to Release Radiation Safety Inspection Reports

In late November, 2010, USA TODAY requested current inspection reports for the 4,080 X-ray machines used to examine checked and carry-on bags, and for the 221 new full-body X-ray scanners. The TSA insists that all have passed radiation inspections conducted by contractors but has thus far been unwilling to release the reports. (Source)

Some TSA workers have filed complaints about poor maintenance and monitoring of X-ray machines, citing high cancer rates among agency employees that regularly work near the machines. One employee requested that a hazard assessment be conducted, which the TSA denied. (Source)

Members of Congress are now calling on the TSA to release radiation inspection records, and one lawmaker — Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. — has asked for an investigation into the effectiveness of the TSA’s oversight of its X-ray machines. (Source)

Follow the money

According to Bloomberg:

President Barack Obama has pledged $734 million to deploy airport scanners that use x-rays and other technology to detect explosives, guns and other contraband. The U.S. and European countries including the U.K. have been deploying more scanners at airports after the attempted bombing on Christmas Day of a Detroit-bound Northwest airline flight. (Source)

Terror profits

Former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff, who now heads the Chertoff Group, represents one of the leading manufacturers of whole-body-imaging machines, Rapiscan Systems. For days after the attack, Chertoff made the rounds on the media promoting the scanners, calling the bombing attempt “a very vivid lesson in the value of that machinery”—all without disclosing his relationship to Rapiscan. (Source)

This has been a great lobbying-marketing effort on behalf of the manufacturers.”  Between 2005 and 2009, Rapiscan spent $1,678,500 on lobbying, according to data compiled at the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org). (Source)

According to the Washington Post:

Ex-Homeland Security chief head said to abuse public trust by touting body scanners

Washington Post (Jan 1, 2010)

Since the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports. Chertoff has been criticized “for using his former government credentials to advocate for a product that benefits his clients. ”  (Source)

Probe of Chertoff Urged

One of the Chertoff Group’s clients is a company named Rapiscan. Rapiscan is in the money. Rapiscan makes full-body scanners to protect our airplanes from terrorists.

The trouble is when Chertoff was chief of Homeland Security, Homeland Security started buying scanners from Rapiscan for $160,000—that’s right, for each one. In fact, in 2008 alone, Rapiscan got $26.5 million from Homeland Security—and $41.4 million from all government agencies combined.

Chertoff Group is becoming the most high-powered and deep-pocketed national security consulting firm in the United States. According to insiders, Chertoff took full advantage of the attempted attack on Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, known as “the crotch bomber.” Chertoff claimed America needed full-body scanners to prevent these types of disasters. Chertoff wanted funding on a large scale, and Chertoff got it. (Source)

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Ratcheting up the police state

According to one commentator the naked body scanners, the useless security theater, and the invasive sexual assaults by TSA are nothing more than “slave training.” (Source)

Consider:

And it’s only getting worse. That TSA agents feel your crotch and breasts with their palms and fingers would have been unthinkable just five years ago. But this is how a police state works: They introduce one element at a time and then wait for everybody to get used to it before adding another layer of intrusion to their lives.

“Security” or “slave training”? Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Today it’s a naked body scanner and an X-rated feel-up. Five years from now, it could be TSA agents stripping off your clothes in a private screening room and inserting their fingers into your anus and other areas to check for “weapons.” If the American people don’t start standing up to these illegal, intrusive and humiliating body searches, there’s no end to where the TSA could take this. Give an agency like the TSA unlimited power to bully the public, and they will inevitably keep pushing the limits until they are stopped.

None of this seems to have anything whatsoever to do with actual air travel security, by the way. It all seems focused on maximizing the humiliation of air travelers while indoctrinating people into a police state mentality (so they get used to government agents strip-searching them on demand).

This is the new Amerika. Your Constitutional rights have been thrown out the window. Any expectation that you might be treated with respect as a law-abiding citizen have been utterly abandoned. You are now treated as a slavilian (a slave / civilian), and the federal government believes it has the right to commit sex crimes against you and your children any time it wishes.

Even our airline pilots are treated as criminals and terrorized by the very agency that claims to be protecting us from terrorism! The TSA is the new Gestapo, and they will absolutely will not stop with these police state tactics until they are forced to.

It is time that We the People stood up against the TSA Gestapo and started suing their agents for sexual molestation, child pornography, kidnapping, conspiracy and violating our Fourth Amendment rights. (Source)

TSA Hired Gang Members, Illegal Aliens, Rapists, and Felons

Sadly, it’s true. TSA is here to “Protect” us?

Read these links:

While the TSA hires rapists to grope and fondle little girls, women, and the physically disabled in the name of security, it gives the green light to illegal aliens to fly planes and work at US airports, emphasizing once again that invasive “pat down” procedures have nothing to do with terrorism and everything to do with treating the American people with less respect than farmyard animals. (Source)

“Behavioral detection” officer Minnetta Walker was arrested Tuesday by federal agents at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on charges that she provided information to suspected drug traffickers and helped them get past security checkpoints with minimum scrutiny,” reports The Buffalo News, yet another sad example among a long history of cases of TSA workers and criminal behavior.

Extending TSA “Security” to Mass Transit, Trains, Ships, etc., etc. . . .

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says:

“I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?” (Source)

It’s coming. Read these links:

After that, are stadiums, theaters, schools, hospitals, and shopping malls next?

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The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says…

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

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The Bottom Line

These naked body scanners aren’t about preventing terrorism! They are about making money for certain people (eg Chernoff) who are politically connected. (Source)

Airport body scanners are useless by any metric you care to apply:

They are medically dangerous.

They potentially cause more deaths than they would save.

They can be easily defeated.

(Source)

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TSA Administrator, John Pistole

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We put these nude scanners out in airports early so that when you get sent to the FEMA camps it won’t be so much of a shock. You’ll be used to getting “processed” and seeing others get “processed”. (Source)

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And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? . . . the cursed machine would have ground to a halt. — Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

We have a choice,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges.  “You can either be complicit in your own enslavement or you can lead a life that has some kind of integrity and meaning.” (Source)

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Here’s One Thing We Can DO:

This is America. You can sue anyone!

Must read:  Sue an Abusive TSA Agent

Do You Need To Profitably Sue A TSA Agent?

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Perspective: If the Goal Was To Actually Save American Lives

We have spent $330 million US on new scanners at the airports. The total investment is expected to rise over $2 billion US within a few years for this effort alone. Not one, but several well-supported estimates have indicated that if the same $330 million US was spent to screen people for heart issues (with CRP tests and stethoscopes listening for heart issues), we would probably save a few thousand lives every year from cardiac failure deaths alone, let alone other causes. This is a few thousands of times more effective than any potential risk reduction from terrorism. This isn’t ironic, it’s criminal. (Source: comment)

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Perspective: If the Real Goal Was To Actually Detect Terrorists

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See also:

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Archived Articles from http://bodyscannertruth.com/ about TSA and Scanners:

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A few videos:

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Michael Chertoff photo-shopped:

A native Russian speaker confirmed to me that

the word “Chertoff” translates from Russian to English

to mean “son of satan”

. . . just sayin’

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15 second video clip of Obama’s campaign promise to end the war: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LsSppYxSHk&feature=player_embedded#watch-main-area

War

I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. – Barack Obama Campaign Promise – October 27, 2007

Obama's Choice: War Economy vs. Jobs Economy

America has been fighting both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars longer than it fought WWII.

Obama is faced with a choice between war and jobs. (Source.)

The troops aren’t out yet.

President Obama, on December 1, 2009 ordered 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. President Obama will receive his Nobel Peace Prize on December 10.

War is peace.

Who could have known?

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On Dec. 1, 2009 President Obama, just before collecting his unearned Nobel Peace Prize on Dec, 10, 2009, announced that:

And as Commander-in-Chief, I have determined that it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

PS. Buy The Numbers: The Congressional Research Service say each of Obama’s 30,000 soldiers will take two mercenaries civilian contractors along with them to Afghanistan, brining the number of ‘contractors’ in Afghanistan to about 150,000. Contractors made up 69% of the Pentagon’s personnel in Afghanistan.

PPS. We treat our soldiers so well that: US Military Suicides Out Number Soldiers Killed By Enemy Fire For 2009

Who could have known?

Epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins released one of several studies concluding that the invasion of Iraq resulted in the deaths of over 100,000 children, women and elderly civilians.  These victims were blown to bits and burned alive by US airpower and missiles.  The publication was peer reviewed and published in the respected medical journal The Lancet.

Iraq did not attack the US on 9/11.  They did not attack the country ever.  How do the perpetrators of this murder justify their actions?  Just following orders? ( http://www.angrybearblog…./wikileaks-documents.html )

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We KNOW that our leaders don’t want us to know the truth.

For example (Dan Weintraub writes):

  • We KNOW that the banks and the U.S. Government are presenting false information with regard to the solvency of financial institutions.

How do we know this? Simple. If banks had nothing to hide, than all assets would be marked to the marketplace and all banks and other financial institutions would optimistically adhere to GAAP. Instead, the banks have leveraged their influence by convincing the FASB (and Congress) to let them value their assets however they so choose—and to keep whatever assets they want to OFF of their books.

  • Baghda1

    The economy is fine!

    We KNOW that official claims that we have reached a “bottom” in the housing market are untrue.

How do we know this? Simple. If the housing market were healthy, and if the talk of recovery were true, then the FHA wouldn’t be offering blatantly unsustainable tax creditsto first-time home buyers. Nor would they be offering mortgage terms that replicate the sub-prime notes that were part-and-parcel of the initial meltdown that occurred last summer and fall.

  • We KNOW that our leaders have no idea how we are going to extricate ourselves from this multi-trillion dollar tarpit of debt—the result of our “kick-a-buck” monetary policies.

How do we know this? Simple. Because when we ask, they refuse to talk about it. Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner and Larry Summers and Bob Rubin have all made the statement that it would be a mistake to pull back on current QE policies in light of the weak economic conditions. But when asked about “exit strategies”, all of the aforementioned “experts” refuse to answer. (Bernanke even refuses to let us, the taxpayers, the ones on the hook for this whole thing, take a look at the FED’s books. Now, why would they refuse such a reasonable request?????)

It is indeed a sorry state of affairs when the only thing that the citizens of a nation can count on with utter certainty is that the government is working very hard to conceal the truth from its citizens about the increasingly desperate state of their economy. (Source)

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In The Name of The Senate and The People: Choking prisoners until they pass out, pouring water down their throats to drown them into submission, hang them by their arms until their shoulders are dislocated and their lungs compress (rather Biblical, no?), forcing them to breathe smoke until they vomit, clubbing them with rifle buts, dousing them in cold water and confining them to concrete cells with no clothing, cover or heat. Oh, and threatening to rape their wives and kill their children if they don’t confess. Defending democracy.  (Source.)

Change? What’s changed? War in Iraq. War in Afghanistan. Bailouts to the rich. Broken promises to the workers and the poor. Lobbyists writing legislation. Massive debts. No regulation of Wall Street. Renditions and secret prisons. We might as well have given Bush a third term. (Source.)

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what if . . .

What If? What happens if even more pensions fail? What happens when the states can’t raise enough money? Where are all the real estate gurus, mortgage clerks, finance nerds going to work? What if the economy hasn’t turned the corner? What if job losses continue apace, mortgage foreclosures continue to rise and corporate bankruptcies spike? What if the banks are really insolvent? What if Bernanke can’t prevent rampant inflation? Just asking. (Source.)

YIKES! US Federal tax receipts declined 34% since April 2008

Source: US Treasury

YIKES! State Taxes Take a Nose Dive

“PIT” = “personal income taxes.”

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(Source: Rockefeller Institute of Government report.)

Today’s Wall Street Journal article about falling state tax revenue shows that first quarter tax revenue is down 12.6%, or about $20 billion, from the same period a year ago. Revenue declined in 45 of the 47 states that have reported. It will almost certainly get worse. Unemployment is still rising, real estate prices are still falling and consumer spending isn’t about to rebound. (Source.)

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