Is the Dept. of Homeland Security Becoming America’s SS? By John W Whitehead

20 June 2014 — Boiling Frogs Post

DHS: A beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison

“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.” —Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant

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FBI Casting Set Stage for Boston Marathon Bombing, Shootout, Charade

20 April 2013 — Land Destroyer

Update: CBS reveals in their report, “CBS News: FBI Interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev 2 Years Ago,” that the FBI initially attempted to deny any contact prior to the Boston bombings with slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It was only after Russia’s RT publicly pursued the story that the FBI finally admitted officially it had. 

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We Are All Aaron Swartz! Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket By Tony Cartalucci

14 January 2013 — Land Destroyer

Aaron Swartz’ passing becomes even more tragic if we do not recognize what he spent his life fighting for, and realize that no matter where we think we stand on the issue of Internet freedom, the interests driving the debate from Wall Street and Washington, do not have any of our best interests in mind.

In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot.

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Video: My Interview with Top TV Journalist Abby Martin @ RT By Sibel Edmonds

15 December 2012 — Boiling Frogs  

In the Midst of Intense Pessimism – Causes for Optimistic Pauses 

A great example is Abby Martin at RT. Not only is she brilliant, informed, articulate, and very outspoken (and beautiful), but that she is one of us: a tireless member of our irate minority circle. Whether it is the accelerating police state practices, or ever-expanding perpetual wars, or still-unanswered and unaccountable 9/11-the needed trigger for bringing about the perpetual wars and the current police state status, she has been pounding-tirelessly. Not only that: she is becoming more and more visible and audible. Now that gives me a moment of deserved optimistic pause.

In the midst of all the pessimism-inducing realities on the ground, let’s pause and enjoy a moment (however brief) of optimism. Here is my latest interview session with Abby Martin @ RT: Continue reading

ICH 24-25 October 2012: UK Support For US Drones In Pakistan May Be War Crime

25 October 2012  — Information Clearing House


Julia Gillard

Making the World a More Dangerous Place

By John Pilger

The day before Barack Obama arrived in Canberra last year to declare China the new enemy of the “free world”, Gillard announced the end of her party’s ban on uranium sales.


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William Blum: Anti-Empire Report, Number 88

2 DEcember, 2010 — Anti-Empire Report, Number 88

If the house where Julian Assange of Wikileaks is staying is destroyed by a Predator drone, and the United States denies any involvement … Well, I’ll believe them.

One of the most common threads running through the Wikileaks papers is Washington’s manic obsession with Iran. In country after country the United States exerts unceasing pressure on the government to tighten the noose around Iran’s neck, to make the American sanctions as extensive and as painful as can be, to inflate the alleged Iranian nuclear threat, to discourage normal contact as if Iran were a leper.

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What the TSA is NOT Telling You about Full Body Scans…

26 November 26 2010 — Dr. Mercola

There are about 350 full-body scanners being used in close to 70 U.S. airports, and that number is expected to increase to 1,000 scanners by the end of 2011. Dubbed “naked” scanners because they give a graphic image of your body, including genitalia and other personal effects like sanitary napkins, the devices are raising privacy and health concerns among frequent travelers and pilots groups alike.The alternative is also causing outrage. Those who opt out of being scanned must now submit to a far more intrusive form of pat-down, and a large number of horror stories have already surfaced, where people of all ages have been humiliated, or worse, during these ‘enhanced’ pat-downs. Ten of the most outrageous ones can be found here.

Are Full-Body Scanners an Invasion of Privacy?

Increasing numbers of people are expressing their outrage over being submitted to full-body scanning. Already the U.S. Travel Association has received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from angry travelers who say they will stop flying until the scanners are no longer in force.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 24 November, 2010: TSA Gestapo Empire

24 November, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Bush Lies – Not Just To Us, But To Himself
By Ray McGovern
Why should George W. Bush have been “angry” to learn in late 2007 of the “high-confidence” unanimous judgment of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon four years earlier?

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Nat King Cole’s Message to the TSA

19 November, 2010 — Jazz on the Tube

It’s hard to resist weighing in to the TSA scandal…especially since I just canceled a flight to Toronto to drive instead so I can avoid the “handlers.”

Here’s a song by Nat King Cole with some advice to the lunatics who run the TSA:

“Straighten up and fly right!”

I hear Orlando is throwing the TSA out of its airport and replacing them with private security, an option open to EVERY airport in the US.

Straighten up and fly right TSA or you’re going to find yourself out of every serious airport in America (and nobody’s going to miss you)…

Which would you choose: a full-body scan or a pat-down?

18 November, 2010 — Washington Post

[After reading the story on the man who refused to suffer the indignity of a full body scanner or what the TSA call an ‘enhanced pat down’ and was banned from flying, the Washington Post has a poll on the issue.]

Airline passengers who object to any type of physical screening are not going to fly anywhere, the head of the Transportation Security Administration told a congressional committee Tuesday.

Consumer rights activist Ralph Nader has called the measures — the pat-downs and the scanners — “extremely voyeuristic and intrusive.” An Ashburn man is organizing a national “opt-out day” for the day before Thanksgiving. He is urging travelers to decline to use the full-body scanners and demand enhanced pat-downs to increase awareness of the technique.

Which would you choose: a full-body scan or a pat-down?

This is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population.

Information Clearing House Newsletter 16 November, 2010: More Reasons to Hate the TSA

16 November, 2010 — ICH

Terror Attacks Continue As US Kills 20 People In Pakistan
By Awais Saleem
Pakistan publicly criticises the drone attacks, saying they cause resentment and increase support for militants, but its intelligence agencies are believed to cooperate in identifying the targets.

Gruesome Find Told at US Hearing into Afghan Killings
By Laura Onstot
If proved in a full court martial, the crimes would be among the worst committed by US forces in Afghanist.

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Spooking the Spooks By William Bowles

12 June 2003

Having spooked the entire population with tales of terror as part of its programme to win over the population to its policies, the Bush administration is faced with the reality of being hoisted by its own petard as the saying goes. As more and more information comes out about the real nature of the repressive tactics being used and the role of big business in propelling the entire insane machine, it’s becoming clearer and clearer to citizens, that they have more to fear from their own government than they have from any elusive enemy. Continue reading