Friday, November 25, 2011

OWS Hold Dirge for Ruined Lit

Courthouse News Service:Occupy Protesters Hold Dirge for Ruined Lit
MANHATTAN (CN) - Seated before a table full of badly damaged books, Occupy Wall Street activists and their lawyers demanded that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg replace the 3,000-plus library allegedly destroyed during the Nov. 15 raid of Zuccotti Park.
One title on the list, ironically enough, is the "Bloomberg by Bloomberg" autobiography.
Former New York Civil Liberties Union head Norman Siegel declined to "entertain a hypothetical" about whether a lawsuit over the missing and destroyed books is in the works, but nevertheless invoked "Dirty Harry."
"Make my day," Siegel said.
Sprawled across the table were three beat-up Bibles and a battered book of New Testament psalms. The binding twisted down the Hindu holy book, Bhagavad Gita. Several collections of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg works and biographies were found, to quote "Howl," "in tatters."
Feminist icon Naomi Wolf's "The End of America," lamenting the decline of civil liberties, had extensive water damage and was missing its cover.
Occupy Wall Street organizers posted their complete collection on, which lists more than 6,000 books.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

In Your Face Fakery: The Use of Terror Threats to Control

I was struck by the timing of these seeming unconnected events of fake terror and hacking alerts. Industry and government are involved in two of these events that send a loud message: "Yeah, what're ya going to do about it?", while  one involves a citizen who used the fear of a terror threat to get revenge. On that one, I wonder just how isolated that action was, due to the timing of these other events. Was she set up? Were we set up?

False flag events, staged invasions and disasters have been going on for some time, as I've been commenting on here and at the Orange Orb. (The UK in particular has had an interesting slew of staged events.)  These often happen in schools. But these three recent news items, while all different and coming from different places share some things in common: they are fake, and they are transparent. They thumb their nose at the law, while at the same time showing us they are the ones operating the machine. And they all mention the threat of terrorism. All these years since 9/11, and the fear of terrorism is still being used to manipulate and control, and prepare us for what's to come in terms of a fascist state:

Surveillance Company Says It Sent Fake iTunes, Flash Updates - Digits - WSJ
Gamma International UK Ltd. touts its ability to send a “fake iTunes update” that can infect computers with surveillance software, according to one of the company’s marketing videos.

All of the hacking companies say they sell their tools to law enforcement and governments to help them track down criminals. People in this new industry say their tools are necessary because terrorists and criminals are communicating online and hiding behind encryption and other techniques.
Mayor Bloomberg tried to fool New Yorkers with his heavy handed attempt at a fake terror alert. This was done to distract and discredit OWS. Yesterday I posted a YouTube clip of Keith Olbermann speaking to this, here on OC.

FBI: Jilted woman sought revenge on ex-lover by calling in fake terror threat:
California woman surrendered to the FBI Wednesday on charges that she called an airline to report a fake terrorist threat hours before her ex-lover was to board an international flight, authorities said.

Temple City resident Lizet Sariol called United Airlines on Sept. 25 to say there would "be an emergency" on a Las Vegas to Paris flight, according to a criminal complaint filed by the federal government.

Prosecutors allege the 45-year-old woman was seeking revenge on a man who she'd had sexual encounters with over four meetings — and who had just unfriended her on Facebook, among other rejections.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Buffon False Flag Terror Attack in N.Y.: Olbermann Calls for Mayor Bloomberg's Resignation After Stupid Fake Threat

"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that. Wake UP!

Trickle-down tyranny - why ordinary people in positions of local power are adopting tactics of tyrants

Trickle-down tyranny - why ordinary people in positions of local power are adopting tactics of tyrants From article:
These random acts of tyranny aren't really random acts at all. They are the infantile acting-out of behaviors the childish American public has witnessed being demonstrated by their "leaders." The TSA sexually molesting air travelers isn't just a violation of fundamental human rights -- it's also a demonstration to the mindless masses that this is now "normal" behavior in society, you see.

So as the masses observe Big Government reaching down their own pants, they now get the message that it's okay to sexually molest little boys at sports stadiums, or that it's okay to take children away from parents through C.P.S. and then rape them as part of child relocation "processing" procedures.

When the American people see George Bush set up secret military prisons and condone waterboarding torture techniques, they called for Obama to stop the practice. Obama promised he would, and then not long after becoming President, he expanded Gitmo and actually presided over an increase in funding for the military and all its secret torture facilities.

The message to the American people? If Obama supports it, then torture must be okay. After all, he won a Nobel Peace Prize, so "peace" must be something that can be achieved through torture.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

H.R. 3432: And now they come for the cows

Chilling. This is one more signal coming at us concerning the new fascism in America. From many seemingly unconnected points, the government-corporate entity in this country has been taking our property in a variety of ways. All these points converge. Like these horses and cows, we too are being herded: off rural properties, away from cash, into being plugged in. You're suspect if you don't have a cell phone, pay with cash, refuse to fly, protest against "smart" meters, live on undeveloped rural property in non-traditional dwellings, grow organic food (or in some cases, any food at all.) It's all about control:

H.R. 3432: And now they come for the cows The PPJ Gazette: Wild horse advocates warned that cattle and cattle ranching would be next. This wasn’t about saving the environment, or water shortages or any of the other bogus fictional “scientific” reasons for eradicating to extinction the wild horse populations. The wild horses were just the first step in a systematic decimation of the agricultural sector, including cattle ranching, in the Western states.

According to the sponsor of this bill, Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9], grazing is “impractible” on public lands. But apparently, gas and oil drilling, mining, water diversion and theft, is not. “And for other purposes”, that ubiquitous statement attached to every piece of legislative crapola that comes out of the District of Criminals which signals the insertion of non-related issues, is the red flag that while grazing will not be allowed in perpetuity, that does not mean that other more environmentally devastating activities won’t be taking place.

"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that. Wake UP!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Deaths at Occupy camps bring pressure for shutdown - Yahoo! News

I wonder at the timing of these deaths; in different parts of the country, yet on the same day:

The Oakland shooting occurred the same day a 35-year-old military veteran apparently shot himself to death in a tent at a Burlington, Vt., Occupy encampment.

On Friday, a man was found dead inside a tent at the Occupy Salt Lake City encampment, from what police said was a combination of drug use and carbon monoxide.

Deaths at Occupy camps bring pressure for shutdown - Yahoo! News

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This is How They Get Away With It

This is how, in part, the fascists get away with it. They slowly and consistently implement seemingly unconnected laws and mandates. Cash outlawed in Louisiana. TSA. DHS taking cash on the spot from motorists in Tennessee. So many damn crazy surreal laws and bills in the chute, every day, everywhere in America. From small towns -- Quartzite, Arizona, for example, all the way to D.C.

Meanwhile, the average person goes about their every day routine. And when those of us who follow the "real" news mention any part of what's been happening, it's us that gets that glassy eyed stare, the nervous daring of the eyes, the backing away. As if we are the problem for bringing attention to these events.  We are the trouble makers, the suspect. Not the ones behind the draconian, often illegal, certainly immoral and unethical acts.

Causally mention to the usually friendly cashier at the local market that Louisiana outlaws cash for second hand transactions? The atmosphere in the room literally shifts. You are, simply, not believed.

Mention the thugs police in Tennessee stealing cash from citizens? After you're told that couldn't possibly be right, you're also told that, well, if it helps national security and the illegal drug traffic... as they trail off.. finding themselves lost, but ever wary of you, nonetheless...

Tell someone that there's a bill pending in Mississippi that would define a fertilized egg as a person? You don't have your facts straight, surely, you misunderstood.

I've discovered a long time ago you can only bring up one so-called "conspiracy" fact at a time. More than one and they just stop listening to you. One, and they might listen, but with a lot of raised eyebrows. When you give up and say simply, "Look it up, just Google it..." they say "Oh, I don't have time for that!" Or, "Yeah, I believe what the Internet says!"

Meanwhile, the fascists are working away, busy as little bees. Every day. From a thousand different directions. And we'll wake up and wonder: "How did I get here?"

"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that. Wake UP!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New York City cop imprisons college student without ID for two days | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

New York City cop imprisons college student without ID for two days | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

Young out of town college student, with friend, in park after park curfew in New York, arrested and spent 36 hours in more than one jail. The cop had the option to let her go, but instead, he decided to haul her off to jail.

One thing I'm confused about (beside the obvious issue of the over the top, thug like, facistic behavior of the cop in question. Whose name is Officer Durrell of the 26th district. What I'm confused about is this:
It's not against the law, of course, to be out on New York's streets without identification--but the courts can detain people without identification in jail until their arraignment in lieu of issuing them a summons.
If it's not against the law, then how, why, can it be that this happened?

Wake UP!

Daily Kos: "He has a right to speak," said the cop to the banker

Bank of America doesn't get its way trying to bully peaceful protester. (So they hysterically "threaten" him with a file they busily compile on him.) Daily Kos: "He has a right to speak," said the cop to the banker

On Activist Post: Citizen Spy Recruitment Program Launches in U.S. Hotels

America is a fascist state, and anyone who thinks otherwise just hasn't waked up yet. 9/11 -- in spite of what one believes about who was responsible -- was the impetus for all the illegal, immoral, and fascist actions we are now experiencing. Pay with cash? Illegal in Louisiana. Carrying around cash? It can be legally taken from you in Tennessee, Florida, and elsewhere. Look nervous? You're hauled off in the airport for questioning and searching. Miscarried? You can be arrested. And so it goes. DHS has been working hard on its "If you see something, say something" campaign propaganda, and now its made its way into hotels: Activist Post: Citizen Spy Recruitment Program Launches in U.S. Hotels.

All this is about control. Control of our movements. If you refuse to fly (or cannot, because you're on a "no fly" list) you're suspect. If you carry cash while traveling -- independent, say by car or RV, etc. -- you're the victim of state police thugs. If you want to pay with cash, well, you can't. It's all about making it harder to be off the grid, even if it's a little bit, because no one can ever truly get off the grid. If they make it hard for you, it's easier for them to control and to track. And that's what it's all about. Seemingly unrelated incidents here and there, every day, across this country, that many people just don't pay attention to. The little bit that goes by is filed under a vague "Oh, the good fight against terrorism,..." "The drug war; well we can't have that going on near our schools," "I have nothing to hide." Under the guise of feeling protected, secure, safe, we're encouraged to spy on each other. Everyone's suspect. Report to the authorities. So that not only the person you've reported is on the list, so are you.

From the Activist Post:
Homeland Security has been working closely with hotels on many levels as private partners in the war on terror, as part of the expanding If You See Something, Say Something program. Manuals such as the 84-page, Protective Measures Guide for the U.S. Lodging Industry (pdf) have been sent out to teach owners and staff how to properly spot potential terrorists. Typical suspicious behavior includes paying with cash and "insisting on privacy" among a plethora of other dangers.
Paying with cash: suspect. That's assuming the hotel even takes cash, a lot do not. The article has a video clip of the DHS propaganda campaign, which will be aired on hotel room TV sets to encourage us to snitch on each other.

"Why I'm Glad My Miscarriage Wasn't In Mississippi"

It's frightening to know that this bill, that considers a fertilized egg a person, has made its way into the realm of serious consideration.Why I'm Glad My Miscarriage Wasn't In Mississippi.
I had a miscarriage in 1991. No one accused me of murder. No one arrested and jailed me on suspicion of abortion. No one charged me with endangering the miscarried fetus.

If Initiative 26 to amend the Mississippi constitution passes next week, that won’t be true for the next woman who miscarries. She will be looking over her shoulder for the police (not the anti-abortion police, the real badge-carrying kind) to question her about the circumstances and maybe arrest her if she doesn’t have a doctor who can offer a satisfactory explanation.

Think I’m exaggerating? Think again. Initiative 26 would define a fertilized egg, from the moment of conception, as a legal “person” with all the rights and legal protections of a living, breathing child. From the moment of conception. So a miscarriage would be murder, unless you could prove it was accidental. And of course, so would an abortion–at any stage, no matter how early.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Romney Supports National ID, Government Pre-Approval of Working | Cato @ Liberty

Romney Supports National ID, Government Pre-Approval of Working | Cato @ Liberty

On Boing Boing: DHS seeks intelligence on "domestic threats" from Twitter traffic

DHS seeks intelligence on "domestic threats" from Twitter traffic - Boing Boing
Says Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Caryn Wagner:

Wagner said the department is establishing guidelines on gleaning information from sites such as Twitter and Facebook for law enforcement purposes. Wagner says those protocols are being developed under strict laws meant to prevent spying on U.S. citizens and protect privacy, including rules dictating the length of time the information can be stored and differences between domestic and international surveillance.
Wagner said the Homeland Security department, established after the 9/11 attacks, is not actively monitoring any social networks. But when the department receives information about a potential threat, contractors are then asked to look for certain references within "open source" information, which is available to anyone on the Internet.
The challenge, she said, is to develop guidelines for collecting and analyzing information so that it provides law enforcement officials with meaningful intelligence.
"I can post anything on Facebook, is that valid? If 20 people are tweeting the same thing, then maybe that is valid," she said. "There are just a lot of questions that we are sort of struggling with because it's a newly emerging (issue)."

Air Space - a trip through an airport detention center - Boing Boing

Air Space - a trip through an airport detention center - Boing Boing
One frequent traveler's experiences with Icelandic airport security, thanks to the long arms of the U.S.A. and TSA.

Punishing Poverty -

Punishing Poverty -

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida signed a new law in May that requires all applicants for the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to submit a urine sample and pass a drug test. Last week, a federal judge in Orlando temporarily enjoined enforcement of that intrusive policy on grounds it violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches.

Judge Mary Scriven, a George W. Bush appointee, correctly ruled that the state demonstrated no “special need” for an exception to the Fourth Amendment that would allow drug testing of all aid applicants without any basis for suspicion. She noted that the State Legislature, in approving the law, ignored its own study that found a lower rate of drug usage among applicants for assistance than among Florida’s population as a whole. She also pointed out that the state failed to show that drug testing saved money given the cost of administering the program, and she expressed concern that the tests were a substantial invasion of privacy because the results were available to other government agencies, including law enforcement.

A blog I like very much is Mystic Politics. I stole this from over there. I hope he doesn't mind but it's so right on and John Lennon was correct, as he was about many things. And that's why he was killed assassinated.