Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obamacare Stands - Long Live the Empire

The Ruling of the Century! comes down -
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.

The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.
Really? And who gave us this lovely decision?
Breaking with the court's other conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts announced the judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans. Roberts explained at length the court's view of the mandate as a valid exercise of Congress' authority to "lay and collect taxes." The administration estimates that roughly 4 million people will pay the penalty rather than buy insurance.

Even though Congress called it a penalty, not a tax, Roberts said, "The payment is collected solely by the IRS through the normal means of taxation."
Noooo....Roberts stabbed the Republicans in the back? Who could have possibly seen that coming in 2005?!?
Look for Roberts to hold a conservative line for a while, disarming most arguments against his nomination. Then when key arguments come to SCOTUS, I believe he will suddenly become a Sandra Day and hand us over to the globalists.
What is deliciously ironic about this entire situation is that the purported destruction of liberty comes at the hands of the assuredly conservative man who was nominated by our last conservative president in the previous most important election evah! Proving that learning is not an option, conservatives are now doubling down to overturn this gross injustice in the newest most important election evah! by demanding the election of a new assuredly conservative individual that authored the precursor to the aforementioned destruction of liberty.

Seriously Republicans, you need to take those silly little partisan blinders off and realize that you are being played for chumps here.

Republicans waste little time in proving they are some of the most gullible out there -
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised $4.6 million since the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama's healthcare law is constitutional.

Romney started raising funds immediately after the decision, and in a message to supporters Friday morning his campaign spokeswoman said he had raised $4.6 million from 47,000 donations.
Let me 'splain this very sloooowly... Just like Roberts stabbed the conservatives in the back, Romney is going to do the same thing. Perhaps this fable can illustrate -
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too." The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"

Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

War With Syria Reaches a Fever Pitch

Syria, War on! -
 French, British and Turkish military sources have suggested that elite British soldiers have entered Northern Syria and are operating ten kilometers inside the country in what is thought to be the first offensive western intervention against the Assad regime.

“Our military sources estimate that the British military drive into Syria, if confirmed, is designed to establish the first safe zone along the Syrian-Turkish border, to be followed by more Western military incursions to establish additional zones of safe asylum in other parts of Syria.” reports the Israeli intelligence website Debkafile.
Of course it's war on, the Syrians had the absolute audacity to shoot down a war plane operating in their airspace. Of all the nerve...Some democracies are just more valid than others I guess.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Checkpoints of the Future

At least they're starting to be somewhat honest about the future -
At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field, contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt.

The cameras, capable of tracking passengers from the parking garage to gates to the tarmac, are a key first step in creating what the airline industry would like to see at airports worldwide: a security apparatus that would scrutinize passengers more thoroughly, but less intrusively, and in faster fashion than now.

It's part of what the International Air Transport Association, or IATA, which represents airlines globally, calls "the checkpoint of the future."

The goal is for fliers to move almost non-stop through security from the curb to the gate, in contrast to repeated security stops and logjams at checkpoints.

After checking their luggage, passengers would identify themselves not with driver's licenses and paper boarding passes, but by scanning fingerprints or irises to prove they have an electronic ticket.
First of all, the cited problem of multiple stops and invasive pat downs was an idiotic unconstitutional national response to a barely understood tragedy. And like most hair-brained 'We must DO something!' schemes it has failed miserably. But then again, it has had the intended purpose of failing all along precisely so these extra invasive procedures could be put in place. Think it through once using the Hegelian Dialectic model -

Problem (Invasive pat downs) + Reaction (Collapse of airline industry) = Solution (Installation of advanced scanning instruments, possible nationalization of air travel)

But let's take it back a step further to get to the heart of the matter -

Problem (Radical terrorists) + Reaction (9/11 attacks) = Solution (Invasive pat downs)

We could keep doing this for a while, in fact quality control employs a technique called The Five Whys to understand the cause and effect relationship of a given problem. If one employs this technique, we are quickly able to see exactly why something happened. Take our current example in light of the official explanation for 9/11 -

Problem - We have new invasive security procedures.
  1. Why? Because current security procedures are delaying travelers.
  2. Why? Because we had to stop terrorists from hijacking airplanes.
  3. Why? Because we were viciously attacked on 9/11.
  4. Why? Because we maintain a foreign presence in Saudi Arabia.
So we see, the 'official' explanation from all parties on why we have these problems is ostensibly because of the United States' foreign policy. (It's officially called blowback.) So the correct national policy discussion would be - Should we be continuing to occupy foreign lands and risk another terrorist attack? (Note how that policy discussion never occurred. In fact Ron Paul was routinely marginalized for bringing this point up during the 2012 Presidential debates.)

There's a reason why Toyota's cars are dependable and popular. They figure out what the root problem is and they fix it! Unless we wish to learn the same lessons that Detroit is currently learning, nationally, I suggest we start employing this model a little more frequently.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

War Page - Nations that the US Has Attacked

Current Wars
CIA/Covert actions

Possible Wars
  • Iran (2012)
  • Syria (2012)
    • China (2012 +)

    Past Wars and Interventions
    • El Salvador (1980)
    • Libya (1981)
    • Sinai (1982)
    • Lebanon (1982 1983)
    • Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983)
    • Persian Gulf (1984)
    • Libya (1986), Bolivia (1986)
    • Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987)
    • Iran (1988), Honduras (1988)
    • Panama (1988)
    • Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), 
    • Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990)
    • Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991)
    • Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992)
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993)
    • Haiti (1994)
    • Macedonia (1994)
    • Bosnia (1995)
    • Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996)
    • Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997)
    • Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998)
    • East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999)
    • Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000)
    • Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d'Ivoire (2002)
    • Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003)
    • Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), 
    • Somalia (2007)
    • South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008)
    • Yemen (2009)
    • Haiti (2010)
    And what is the true cost? $6 trillion dollars.

    Note: This is a resource and will be updated as needed.

      Russia, China and Iran Demonstrate a Show of Solidarity

      Better watch your flanks West -
      Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims.

      According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the massive joint maneuvers, which are to take place along the Syrian coast within a month.

      The report states that Russian “atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian battleships and submarines will also arrive in Syria” and that Egypt has agreed to let 12 Chinese warships cross the Suez Canal for the exercises.
      The West, particularity the United States is participating in the same kind of rhetorical hubris that historically besets an empire, right before it collapses. There have been appeals to historical righteousness (We were a moral country), proclamations of former economic greatness, and when all else has failed, outright threats (Iran, Syria) and bullying (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Uganda, China) as well as murder.

      Yet delusion runs strong in the prideful. America has become a bankrupt, demoralized, de facto police state under the leadership of both political parties. If you doubt this, please view the chart below and note the trend of the last fifty years -

      Nature abhors a vacuum and the former 'losers' of the world are organizing into at least partial display of America's former glory as predicted by this very blog, repeatedly. Unless the US wants to see itself suffer it's first very public defeat in a major war, we need to do some damage control in this country. Only when we have sufficiently removed the plank from our own eye, will we be able to see clearly to remove the speck from our neighbors.

      Monday, June 18, 2012

      Egypt Reverts to Tyranny

      Proving once again that foreign entanglements just make the situation, worse -
      Militants crossed from Egypt's turbulent Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Monday and opened fire on civilians building a border security fence, defense officials said. One of the Israeli workers was killed, and two assailants died in a gunbattle with Israeli troops responding to the attack.

      Several hours after the attack, an Israeli airstrike killed two men riding a motorcycle in the northern Gaza Strip near the Israeli border. The Islamic Jihad militant group said the men were members on a "reconnaissance" mission and vowed revenge. Military officials said the incident was not connected to the earlier infiltration from Egypt.
      In attempting to identify the chess pieces in the Religious War series, I posted to following about Egypt -
      Egypt - health of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, elections? Who do they view as a bigger issue - Israel or Iran?
      A good question will be - Will Egypt want to reconquer Gaza after 43 years of Israeli domination?

      It appears that the question, accurately asked, has been answered. I had always viewed a resurgent Egypt as going over to the Muslim side, because the spiritual and psychological impact of this, especially upon Christians who are paying attention to eschatological  issues would be far too huge to pass up. It appears that position has been verified, if at least for the time being.

      Of course, The Real Effect once again correctly identified this situation, before, during (2) and after it started occurring and will continue to predict where this situation is going. Look for the Muslims to continue coalescing into a collective army and for the Christians to start to do the same.

      ...war on.

      Thursday, June 14, 2012

      Egypt's Military Takes Over - Spiritual Coup In Effect

      The 2011 national resurrection continues unabated to set fuel for the fire -
      Egypt's highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country's interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country's leadership.

      The Supreme Constitutional Court found that all articles making up the law that regulated parliamentary elections are invalid, said Showee Elsayed, a constitutional lawyer.

      The ruling means that parliament must be dissolved, state TV reported.

      Parliament has been in session for just over four months. It is dominated by Islamists, a group long viewed with suspicion by the military.

      The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, in control of the country since Mubarak's ouster, said that it now has full legislative power and will announce a 100-person assembly that will write the country's new constitution by Friday.

      The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest Islamist party, said SCAF leaders were taking matters into their own hands "against any true democracy they spoke of."
      Once again, feeding into the Religious War series, Egypt is being used as a spiritual pawn in a global game of chess to galvanize the forces of the ease against the forces of the west. Yet, one of the difficult concepts to communicate clearly to some people, especially evangelical Christians, is their involvement in an overarching plot to pave the way for a globalist religion by pitting the Christians against the Muslims in a demonization move. They see the pieces moving and rightly assess that they are in peril, but then they make the fatal mistake of engaging in maligning the people instead of the leaders and movement.

      True, they look different and have different tenets to their faith, yet you are being used against them just as much as they are being used against you. This is the sheer genius of this multi-layered satanic system. An individual can 'wake up' to the truth of one of the horrors perpetrated by one side, say the Muslims, but a blow-off plan is in place which quickly absorbs your efforts back into the system in another splinter group.

      For instance, many Christians at this point will 'get behind' Israel by providing material and emotional support to the land formerly known as Palestine. What they often fail to realize though, is that support is then transmitted into an light center which is used to oppress the other side thereby completing the cycle and legitimizing the other sides critique of their persecution at the hands of Israel.

      This is why the principle of  non-aggression is so viciously lambasted and debased as soon as possible solely because it is the only principle that works. This is an arch type of the self-sacrifice that Christians believe Jesus committed to set us free. This is why I also struggle with the supposed identity of many Christians who proclaim this sacrifice with their lips and yet deny it with their votes and acts towards their fellow man.

      What we would do well is to realize that this game of chess is first and foremost a spiritual battle being waged at the highest order and secondly being carried out at levels of sophistication foreign to most of our thinking.

      Overall, be generous to others when you think that you're 'awake' as you have probably discovered part of the plot, but are completely ignorant of the much higher acts of those unseen to you.

      Tuesday, June 12, 2012

      Russia Responds In Syria

      Who wants a real war?
      The Obama administration says Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and is warning about a dramatic escalation in the Arab country's 15-month conflict.

      Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the delivery represents the "latest information." She says the U.S. is concerned as the helicopters "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically."
      I love how Assad has a regime. It's not his government, it's an e-vil nasty thing specifically because we, the all-powerful United States, disagree with it. Of course, the rebels aren't anyone bad, like say Al-Quaeda. and there aren't any false reports, like baby slaughter going on... but you, my longstanding readers know better. Let us jump to the begining of 2011 -
      Look for continued unrest with some governments getting overthrown. But as I indicated earlier, the globalists are literally banking on this to occur. We are still not there yet though. More riots need to take place, some shots, some new faces and then, we go to war.
      and from this year's predictions -
      • Syria  - It appears that the road to Iran lies through Syria. The US will try to draw in Hezbollah through "regime change". (Q1)
      • Iran - Time will tell on this one. Iran is a tough nut to crack as opinion is running contrary to Western interests here. IF the US gets Syria, Iran is next. There has been a lot of posturing in 2011, but no one has been able to capitalize. Look for the moral justification route being presented via Iranian "guerrilla forces" "destabilizing Syria and attacking US or NATO "peacekeepers".
      Russia getting involved is utterly predictable.(2006) We have been stomping around their territory (Georgia) for quite some time and they are not going to wait until we show up in Moscow to start doing something about it.

      Personally, I feel this sort of escalation is good provided both parties restrain themselves. Imagine for a moment that you had a neighbor that liked to jump over your fence and violate your territory. So you install security cameras and an automated turret system. Yes, the situation has gotten ostensibly more hostile, but this is good because either the neighbor is going to cease and desist or is going to get his rear end handed to him. Either way, the conflict ends.

      How does that saying go? Good fences make good neighbors...

      Monday, June 11, 2012

      Greece Planning Emergency Exit Capital Controls

      Longtime readers remember the following from the 2009 NY predictions -
      Think of it as a game of musical chairs where there are 300 million players and only a million chairs and the leader is reaching for the volume knob and if you lose, you lose everything you own.
      Over the course of that post, I laid out the reasoning why 2010 would be a pivotal year in people's understanding that this was no ordinary recession. I went further in stating that 2011 would be substantially worse. To that extent, we present Vox's column from today -
      Although Paul Krugman and a few other mainstream economists are finally beginning to admit that the U.S. economy is not only in a depression, but has been in a depression for some time now, their neo-Keynesian models, which are entirely quantitative, still do not permit them to understand how or why that is the case. With their singular focus on gross domestic product, or GDP, they completely fail to even try to understand how qualitative changes in outstanding credit market debt have a significant effect on the economy.

      According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, or BEA, there has been just over $1 trillion in nominal economic growth since the second quarter of 2008, when the current economic crisis began – $1,066 billion to be precise. This is about 40 percent of the $2,564 billion of the economic growth that took place during the 15 quarters from 2004 to 2008 that preceded that period, which explains why the financial media has been describing the last four years as a slow economic recovery. There is GDP growth, but it is less than half what it had recently been; therefore, things are getting better. They’re just not getting better as quickly as everyone would like.

      So, why do things feel so much worse than the economists are telling us they are? Because, due to the aggressive actions of the federal government, which doubled its outstanding debt in the last four years alone, there has been a significant qualitative change in the economy that does not show up in the quantitative measures.
      How did we get here? Denninger explains this incredibly succinctly -  "Government cannot spend more than it takes in through taxation." Quite frankly, the government has turned into an uncle money bags which continually uses it's credit card to BUY VOTES. It doesn't MATTER what you want if you cannot pay for it because you will be dead soon after you get it.

      It is to this extent that I penned the following, in September, of 2008, BEFORE THE CRISIS -
      The long and short is they are bleeding the real assets out of the United States and passing them into foreign control. Make no mistake, they will bleed this country dry. Savings, checking, 401K, gold, assets, they want it all and will not stop until they get it. The only companies that survive will be those that primarily serve the industrial military complex. Overnight this country will be transformed into the new prison state for the Global Order.
      Got that? The banksters created fraudulent 'monies' via credit emission that acted as a naked short against your purchasing power. They then created fraudulent derivatives that detonated, taking much of the 'economy' with it. After gouging you twice at that point, they then insisted that you via your tax dollars, bail them out for the insanity they created. And now, they're going to take whatever is left, because it 'belongs' to them -
      European finance officials have discussed as a worst-case scenario limiting the size of withdrawals from ATM machines, imposing border checks and introducing capital controls in at least Greece should Athens decide to leave the euro.
      Denninger rightly brings up Creditanstalt in this scenario as it reflects exactly the sentiment I was referring to back in Sept. of 2008 when I was comparing this downturn to THE GREAT DEPRESSION. Coincidentally, Vox gives us a good idea of just the amount of pain we have yet to go through -
      In “The Return of the Great Depression,” published in 2009, I wrote that the debt/GDP ratio would have to fall from 3.75 to 1.5 before long-term economic growth could be expected to begin again. Thanks to the determined efforts of the Bush and Obama administrations to prevent that ratio from falling, to date it has only declined to 3.48. This suggests that we are presently only about one-tenth of the way through the Great Depression 2.0.
      Got that? This is only 10% of the way finished and here comes the executioner's axe my friends...

      Denninger is kind enough to draw attention to the smoking gun -
      The Federal Reserve’s detailed survey of consumer finances showed families’ median wealth plunged from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010 — a 39 percent decline. That put them on par with median wealth in 1992.
      Here's the problem though. As I keep continually pointing out, a large amount of that supposed 'wealth' was illusory as it was never actually there to begin with.In typical cowboy fashion, Americans were crowing about something that was never there. Think of it as a teen renting a Ferrari to land a hot model girlfriend, sure buddy, you got some cool things right now, but I don't look forward to the bill that will be coming in a month. (That and the lawsuit that your girlfriend turned wife hits you with after she figures out you've been lying to her.)

      But we can't stop there, no, no,no.... We return to the earlier stat that Vox provided in which he stated that we are only 10% done with this correction. Let's assume that this is only half true and we're only looking at another 50% of correction. Using some horrible math, we come to the understanding that household wealth will decline a total of 240% by the time this is all finished.

      Not possible you say? Well, we do have to honor our debts now don't we? And you need to work, to pay your portion off, right? Well, we just so happen to have these nifty little debtors camps that we're setting up until you get straight with the State... Of course, there is the trivial matter of interest...compounding interest...

      Friday, June 08, 2012

      Rand Paul Betrays Liberty Movement?

      The news of Rand's 'endorsement' of Mitt Romney has absolutely ignited the Patriot movement today -
      HANNITY: All right. First of all, before you say what I think you are going to say, did you check in with your congressman father, presidential candidate, I guess officially, finally dropped out of the race?
      PAUL: Well, you know, my first choice had always been my father. I campaigned for him when I was 11 years old. He';s still my first pick. But you know, now that the nominating process is over, tonight, I'm happy to announce, that I'm going to be supporting Governor Romney.
      The Real Effect
      Based off the context of the interview, which was admittedly brief, I come up with the following points:
      1. Rand is no fool. If you read the interview, he makes a point of bringing his and his father's issues to Mitt's table. Note the focus on the Fed and other issues. It seems as though Rand is trying to use the momentum of his father's campaign and the most likely inevitable nomination of Mitt at the RNC to paint Romney into a corner.
      2. As in all other cases, do not look at his rhetoric, look at his actions.
        1. He shut down the Syrian war earlier.
        2. He's tussled with the TSA.
        3. He's an adherent to many of his father's positions.
      As such, one of two things is going to happen here. Rand Paul is getting into the shark tank with some of the nastiest, meanest creatures on the planet, he's either going to join them to save his skin or the sharks or going to try to eat them. It's up to him to try to reign the sharks in.

      Either way, he has earned our attention and our respect, we owe him a bit of patience but he needs to be on an incredibly short leash for his own benefit.

      What do I think is going to happen? I think Rand means well, but I know the Patriot movement sees this as selling out. Look for the Paul camp to splinter (This might be what the globalists want) as things start to get incredibly real. There's a chance that Rand might be positioning well to have some huge impact on the national scene if his father loses in Florida, but what good is it if your entire base (rightly?) abandons you? Either way this constitutes the first major throw down in the CFL group and will have some huge ramifications down the line.

      Rand, you might lose all support over this, it better darn well be worth it.

        Thursday, June 07, 2012

        Spain Gets Downgraded By Fitch to BBB, EFSF Blowout

        What's that? Central banking is so advanced and can save everyone -
        First it Egan-Jones (of course). Then S&P. Now Fitch (which sees the Spanish bank recap burden between €60 and a massive €100 billion!) joins the downgrade party of rating agencies that have Spain at a sub-A rating. Only Moody's is left. What happens when Moody's also cuts Spain from its current cuspy A3 rating to sub-A?
        The Real Effect
        I'm growing quite weary of both sides of the conflict pretending like they are the only (cough) adults in the room and if you just joined the Dialectic War against the (Republican/Democrats), you too son, could be an adult. Uh no, you have a blue credit card and the other guy has a red credit card. Note the commonality? Oh, too hard for you to grasp, it's the credit card itself, NOT the color.

        We have the same situation over in Europe where all of the supposed sophisticated first-worlders are going belly up one right after the other. Make no mistake, we will get our day in the sun.Why do I say that? Because it's a mathematical certainty. Pssst...It's a real simple concept. Lean in real close so the Master can tell you all his secrets. You ready? Here it is - If you spend more money than you make, you go...


        Now, that'll be 300 euros. I'm sure you can find some extra ones somewhere, perhaps in a wheelbarrow?

        Tuesday, June 05, 2012

        Indiana Gets It Right

        This is too good not to post Denninger in full -
        It's about damn time.
        Every time police Sergeant Joseph Hubbard stops a speeder or serves a search warrant, he says he worries suspects assume they can open fire -- without breaking the law.
        Hubbard, a 17-year veteran of the police department in Jeffersonville, Indiana, says his apprehension stems from a state law approved this year that allows residents to use deadly force in response to the “unlawful intrusion” by a “public servant” to protect themselves and others, or their property.
        The solution this is simple: Don't undertake unlawful intrusions.

        The issue arises because of a case in Indiana where the State Supreme Court held that you had no right to resist an unlawful entry by the police.

        That's patent nonsense.  An unlawful act by the police is exactly the same, in terms of the law, as that of an armed criminal.
        Young cited a hypothetical situation of a homeowner returning to see an officer raping his daughter or wife. Under the court’s ruling, the homeowner could not touch the officer and only file a lawsuit later, he said. Young said he devised the idea for the law after the court ruling.
        “There are bad legislators,” Young said. “There are bad clergy, bad doctors, bad teachers, and it’s these officers that we’re concerned about that when they act outside their scope and duty that the individual ought to have a right to protect themselves.”
        That's exactly correct.

        Unfortunately "authority" positions tend to attract sociopaths.  This is a fact; the person who is mentally unstable and seeking to show how "macho" he is will be attracted to a position that gives him a badge, a gun, and the "right" to abuse both.

        Adding insult to injury is the fact that in virtually no case are police officers held personally to account for violations of citizen rights.  The usual "recourse" is to sue, but then you're suing yourself if you live in the jurisdiction, as your taxes will pay the judgment!

        This is a crock, yet it is rare that the pigs (not police officers) involved in such illegal acts are personally charged and imprisoned for the same offense an ordinary citizen would face if he or she engaged in identical conduct.  This is even true in "relatively mild" cases where disparate treatment is common; there is an officer here in our county who was caught twice operating under the influence.  He was finally arrested after he crashed -- his previous DUI was "overlooked" and in addition he was investigated for aggravated assault with a firearm also involving the use of alcohol off-duty.  

        You or I would have been arrested and prosecuted for both of those previous events.  He wasn't.
        Never mind that suing is difficult when you're dead, as was discovered in Louisiana after Katrina.
        That, incidentally, was one of the rare incidents in which actual criminal sanction was (finally) handed out, with the pigs involved being prosecuted for not only killing an unarmed man but also planting a gun on him in an attempt to justify their act of murder.

        Let me be clear: There's a hell of a difference between a pig and a police officer.  A police officer acts within The Constitution and The Law.  He obtains a warrant before he performs a search.  He confines the use of "no-notice, no-knock" warrants to legitimate circumstances where imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm to uninvolved and innocent parties exist, rather than using them as a "show of force."  He takes responsibility for his or her errors, including "accidentally" raiding the wrong house and understands that if he does that he's in the wrong and runs the risk of being shot as he's unlawfully entering private property -- he is in fact an armed felon committing a breaking and entering!  This in turn drives said officer to be damned sure he's raiding the right address and to restrict said "raids" to those circumstances where they are utterly unavoidable -- and that's very, very rare.

        I fully support police officers and the rule of law.

        I spit on the shoes of pigs and their testosterone-laden Rambo re-enactments along with the "special treatment" that is so-often handed out when they violate the rights of citizens or simply break the law.

        I'd love to believe in the rule of law providing sufficient recourse against unlawful acts by the cops but the fact of the matter is that it isn't and never can be, because if you're dead suing is cold comfort for your next-of-kin and the officers involved are almost never held to personal criminal account when they storm the wrong address in search of drugs (for which shutting off the water and power and demanding the occupants come out with their hands up is more than sufficient to prevent destruction of evidence) or otherwise abuse their badge and hardware in their testosterone-loaded fantasy re-enactments of Rambo.

        We don't demand that you stand back and then sue if someone breaks into your house and rapes your wife.  You have a well-recognized unalienable right to end that assault via the use of force right there, right now.

        The same right exists when the bad actor who is assaulting you illegally is using the emblem and weapons of government as a means of enabling his felonious conduct.
        Coincidentally Vox also comments on this -
        Hey, the police and their propagandists are always telling us that if you don't do anything wrong, you've got nothing to fear. So deal with that, Mr. Law Enforcement Officer. Because, after all, it's the law!
        Of course, let's present the type of officer this law should be used on -
        Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect.

        Police said they had received what they called a “reliable” tip that the culprit in an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo bank committed earlier was stopped at the red light.
        From there, the police went from car to car, removing the passengers and handcuffing the adults.

        “Most of the adults were handcuffed, then were told what was going on and were asked for permission to search the car,” Fania said. “They all granted permission, and once nothing was found in their cars, they were un-handcuffed.”

        The search lasted between an hour and a half and two hours, and it wasn’t until the final car was searched that police apprehended the suspect.

        “Once officers got to his car, they found evidence that he was who they were looking for,” Fania said. “When they searched the car, they found two loaded firearms.”

        The actions of the police have been met with some criticism, but Fania said this was a unique situation that required an unusual response.

        “It’s hard to say what normal is in a situation like this when you haven’t dealt with a situation like this,” Fania said. “The result of the whole ordeal is that it paid off. We have arrested and charged a suspect.

        The other people who had been held at the intersection were allowed to leave once the suspect was apprehended.
        This is exactly why this sort of thing continues. Police have a person or entity who's rights have been violated, in this case a bank. The police rightly attempt to apprehend the violator of the bank's rights in accordance with their mandate. But in the process of protecting the bank's rights, they often become the vehicle of oppression to the rights of others.

        Now, in this particular case I'm sure there's some legal wiggling going on. (Like how many people were stopped because there was a specific tip about them? How many warrants?) I highly doubt all of those individuals 'consented' to being handcuffed in the fashion that the article is attempting to convey here as most people are tricked and bullied into waving their rights.

        For the police, they got a suspect  and in the end, that's all they care about. They can crow about 'doing their job' and 'making a high impact on the community'. It doesn't matter if it was the right guy, that's a matter for the courts to make sure the guy the police think did it goes to jail to carry out justice. So the feedback is that they 'did a good job' and then they begin to see the public's rights as an obstacle to performing their duty not the sacred thing that they are entrusted to protect at all costs.

        The very fact that the officer stated in the top article is opposed to a law that protects the citizens from unlawful police actions shows you just how far down the Nazi hole we've really come. This is what justice looks like.

        Monday, June 04, 2012

        Mitch Daniels, VP Pick?

        Bilderberg 2012 confirms the following -
        According to veteran Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker’s source, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ presence at the 2012 Bilderberg Group meeting indicates that he is the elite’s choice pick to become Mitt Romney’s running mate.

        According to the source, Bilderberg members are eager to dissuade the Romney camp from choosing Kentucky Senator Rand Paul as VP, fearing that Paul’s constitutionalist stance will act to derail the agenda for increased centralization of power into a system of global governance.

        Daniels on the other hand is seen as a safe pair of hands, having been elected to his second term of Governor by a record margin of 18 points. Former Senior Vice President of Eli Lilly and Company, Daniels worked on a public relations campaign to downplay the side-effects of Prozac, helping the company’s profits soar during the mid to late 90′s.
        The Real Effect
        So looky, looky...Constitution ignoring Mitch Daniels goes to the Bilderberg conference and now he's on the short list to be the VP nominee. Who would have thought? Well, it's nice to know that foreign agents are choosing our VP, I mean, what could possibly be wrong with that?