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Right-wing groups ‘growing’ in U.S.

April 15, 2009

You have got to check out what Savage Nation is putting out!
Big Sister is Watching You (Part 1)

Here is a short excerpt:

Where is the Republican Party to protect us from this rogue Obama government? Who will be next on the list? The Navy SEALs that shot the Somali pirates? Talk show hosts? Only Big Sis knows for sure.

For those who don’t know Big Sis is Janet Napolitano who is in charge of Homeland Security.

All of this seems to be coming out of the recent reports regarding Right Wing elements which seems to be popping up all over the net. Here is just one:

Right-wing groups ‘growing’ in US
By Jon Donnison
BBC News, WashingtonAmerica could be facing a surge in right-wing extremism, according to a new US government report.

The Department of Homeland Security study says the election of America’s first black president and the economic slump has helped racist groups recruit.

North Korea Launches Rocket

April 5, 2009

Talk about Ballsy The North Koreans went ahead with the launch they said they would do.  Liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean and U.S. governments said.  Here is what the Japanese have to say:

Sunday, April 5, 2009

North Korea fires rocket over Tohoku

No shootdown attempted as launch appears to go off without a hitch

By JUN HONGO and MASAMI ITO
Staff writers

North Korea fired a long-range rocket over the Tohoku region Sunday, but Japan did not try to shoot it down because its debris posed no threat to Japanese territory.

The missile, which Pyongyang claimed was carrying a satellite, blasted off from the Musudan-ri launch facility at 11:30 a.m. despite warnings from Tokyo and Washington that it would violate U.N. resolutions banning the North from ballistic activity. The Defense Ministry said the rocket’s first booster fell into the Sea of Japan approximately 280 km west of Akita Prefecture at around 11:37 a.m.

NKorea launches rocket, defying world pressure

By JEAN H. LEE and JAE-SOON CHANG, Associated Press Writers – 10 mins ago

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea fired a rocket over Japan on Sunday, defying Washington, Tokyo and others who suspect the launch was cover for a test of its long-range missile technology. President Barack Obama said the move threatens the security of nations “near and far.”

Liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean and U.S. governments said. The multistage rocket hurtled toward the Pacific, reaching Japanese airspace within seven minutes, but no debris appeared to hit its territory, officials in Tokyo said.


The Nations Hope / Obama With Clear Advantage

November 4, 2008

Election 2008 Latest Polls

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/latestpolls/index.html

Obama Takes Tuesday’s First Vote Tallies

Democrat Takes New Hampshire’s Tiny, 1st-To-The-Polls Towns From GOP, 32 Votes To 16
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/04/politics/main4568296.shtml
(CBS/AP) Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location, N.H., where tradition of having the first Election Day ballots tallied lives on.

Estimated Democratic Delegate Scorecard
http://election.cbsnews.com/campaign2008/d_delegateScorecard.shtml
Estimated Republican Delegate Scorecard
http://election.cbsnews.com/campaign2008/r_delegateScorecard.shtml

Polls Show Obama With Clear Advantage

McCain, Hampered by Bush and Economic Crisis, Must Win Virtually Every Close State
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/11/04/ST2008110400116.html
By Dan Balz Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 4, 2008; Page A03
Democrat Barack Obama, seeking a history-making victory in a presidential campaign that has captivated the country as few others ever have, maintained a clear advantage over Republican John McCain yesterday as the two made final appeals in battleground states and readied massive get-out-the-vote operations in advance of today’s balloting.

Obama Poll Numbers Reach Record High

On the eve of Election Day, Barack Obama enjoys his biggest advantage yet over John McCain. Obama leads McCain by 7 percentage points in an average of the 15 national polls conducted during the last week. In that average, Obama wins 51% of likely-voter support, while McCain takes 44%.
http://blogs.forbes.com/trailwatch/2008/11/obama-poll-numb.html

One survey, a Gallup poll compiled from daily results taken over the weekend, puts Obama’s support at 55% versus 44% for McCain. Those figures, however, do away with undecided voters, who amount to about 5% of those surveyed in the component polls.

November 2, 2008

Final Presidential Estimate: Obama 55%, McCain 44%

Independents break for Obama, boosting Obama’s broad Democratic base
http://www.gallup.com/poll/111703/Final-Presidential-Estimate-Obama-55-McCain-44.aspx

US Special Forces launch rare attack inside Syria

October 28, 2008

Talk about a monkey wrench in the works!
Does this smell contrived to anyone?
Does anyone think this is a coincidence?
Does the timing seem odd to anyone, just before the elections!
It will be interesting to see if McCain uses this in his campaign this week.
This is the same general who said:
“We will turn the lights off here.” Marine Maj. Gen. John Kelly (IRAQ) view link

So, instead of Iran ( for now ) they are going to get us involved in a possible war with Syria!

US special forces launch rare attack inside Syria: view link

Kucinich questions timing of U.S. raid into Syria

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is questioning the timing of a reported U.S. incursion into Syrian territory. “We are on the eve of national elections and we must be mindful of the Administration’s past manipulation of security issues in order to influence public opinion,” he said.

The White House isn’t commenting on the reported attack, which is said to have occurred over the Iraqi border in Bukamal near the town of Deir Ezzor. The L.A. Times reported that while U.S. officials “would not confirm the attack, they used language typically employed after raids conducted by secretive Special Operations forces.”

Does any of this sound familiar? Does Vietnam ring a bell? How about 1968:

1968 — Laos & Cambodia. U.S. starts secret bombing campaign against targets along the Ho Chi Minh trail in the sovereign nations of Cambodia and Laos. The bombings last at least two years. (See Operation Commando Hunt)

More: 8 reportedly killed in U.S. raid inside Syria

Loose Change Conspiracy Theory

October 26, 2008

I had never given much thought to the various conspiracy theories regarding the 911 terrorist attack in the U.S. until yesterday.

I watched a documentary on the History channel about 911 which mentioned and showed some clips of a video done by a young man who presents some rather well articulated and compelling questions regarding 911 and the Pentagon.

In fact it was so compelling that it raised many questions as well as red flags regarding the government which begged to be researched.

Here is the video ” Loose Change “. It is over an hour long so sit back and relax. Make sure you have a notepad and pencil to take notes!!!

911 Loose Change (full-length)

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We The People

October 21, 2008

Editorial

We The People

Somewhere along the past eight years the concept of the three most famous opening words of the Constitution of The United States has been lost and rewritten to We The Government.
The People have been submitted to the biggest Royal Screwing by a Non-Monarch Government in recorded history!
We have had two wars crammed down our throat’s.
We have been lied to repeatedly and yet no impeachment was ever forthcoming. One lie was enough for previous presidents.
Over 4,100 soldiers have died in those two wars to avenge the deaths of 911 by 19 terrorist, not a country, but 19 individuals, Fifteen of which were from Saudi Arabia. You will note that Saudi Arabia was never on the attack list!
Because of the profiteering by Big Business especially Big Oil obviously in collusion with the Government, our once strong nation has been reduced to a Pauper Nation that has effectively lost its status among the world powers and may very well be on the brink of collapse.
Because of the profiteering along with fraud thousands have lost their jobs, their homes, their medical coverage and a few have lost their lives, while the CEO‘s of many of the Big Corporations go off on lavish, expensive junkets and got millions in bonuses as their reward.
Somewhere along the line the current administration and its cronies have lost sight of the concept of “ We The People”.
The nation cannot bear another four years of the same. To do so would mark its demise. As is we are on the brink of an Economic Depression which I foresaw more than a year ago and have been warning against.
Now there are many economist who are sounding the panic button about the Great Bailout Plan which they feel will not work. I must agree with them. More so now that they are asking for yet another Bailout Package! And the World is Watching.

We cannot and must not permit this to continue.
We The People must be brought back into the Government Vision!!!
“We The People” must take priority over “We The Government“.
And the clock is Ticking!


Hunterseeker

Russian bombers land in Venezuela as Kremlin flexes muscle

September 12, 2008

When I first heard this I immediately became concerned especially since there is that ongoing battle to get Russia out of Georgia. Then I heard that Hugo Chavez ordered U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela Patrick Duddy to leave within 72 hours. That raised the alert level a couple of notches. Now the U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg was also ordered to leave Bolivia.

The whole thing sounds like one huge chess game in which both sides, Russia and the U.S. are positioning their pieces prior to the checkmate! Does the Cuban missile crisis ring a bell for anyone? Are we on the verge of yet another cold war that will turn HOT?

These are the scary scenarios that are taking place very quickly, maybe too quickly. I don’t think that any of this is a coincidence.

Here are the various links to these tense events:

From Times Online September 11, 2008

Russian bombers land in Venezuela as Kremlin flexes muscle

Hannah Strange
Two Russian strategic bombers have landed in Venezuela for military manouevres, as the Kremlin flexes its muscle amid a tense standoff with the United States over the war in Georgia.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the two Tupolev Tu-160 bombers had arrived in the country last night and that he hoped “to fly one of those things”. The deployment was part of a move towards a “multi-polar world”, he said in a televised address, adding: “The Yankee hegemony is finished.” More…

Chavez Orders U.S. Ambassador to Leave Venezuela Within 72 Hours

September 11th 2008, by Jose Orozco and Matthew Walter – Bloomberg
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered the U.S. ambassador to leave within 72 hours, in a show of support for Bolivian President Evo Morales, who also expelled the top U.S. diplomat from his country. More…

Bolivia orders U.S. ambassador out

LA PAZ, Bolivia, Sept. 11 (UPI) — Bolivian President Evo Morales ordered U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg to leave the country, accusing the diplomat of supporting rebellious groups. More…

The Next Cuban Missile Crisis?

September 9th 2008, by Nikolas Kozloff – NACLA
In a move that undoubtedly set off alarm bells in Washington, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that Venezuelan and Russian ships could soon hold joint naval exercises in the Caribbean. More…

2008 Democratic National Convention

August 17, 2008

Well, it seems that all parties concerned are ready for the Big Event this coming weekend.  I speak of the Democratic National Convention. The 2008 Democratic National Convention will be held from August 25 to August 27 at Pepsi Center and on August 28 at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

And guess what? The battle lines have been drawn and the war room command centers are ready!!! Everyone from Activist to Lawyers. From Intelligence Agencies to the Military. Police and security companies. No doubt the city hospitals are already gearing for Emergency Mode.
They even have “The Siege” Styled confinement area’s for the many arrest they anticipate. No doubt this will be a logistical nightmare for the Denver city fathers.

Here are the various links dealing with this upcoming event:

NLG DNC People’s Law Project

The People’s Law Project (PLP) is a project of the National Lawyer’s Guild which facilitates linkage between activists needing legal services and volunteer attorneys.

Denver Convergence Center Set To Open Doors

It’s confirmed! On Wednesday August 20 the Denver Convergence Center will open its doors. This will be a safe space for our movements to converge, meet, work, discuss, plan, and celebrate. It will be open 24 hours a day during the entire Denver mobilization and will have space for folks to have meetings as well as paint signs, build puppets, hold trainings etc. There is lots more info coming about this so stay tuned

DENVER’S INDEPENDENT VIDEO AND RADIO HUB DURING DNC

LOCAL CABLE TV and WEBSTREAMING
Denver Open Media will be opening its channels and webstreaming to the entire community during the DNC. DOM is temporarily waiving annual membership fee is required to cablecast content on Denver’s local access channels, 56, 57, and 219. For the week of the DNC every VOICE can be heard in Denver and throughout the world via the internet!

Activists Slam DNC Arrest Facility
Compare Denver Warehouse Outfitted For Holding Convention Protestors To A “Gulag”

DENVER, Aug. 16, 2008
(CBS/AP) The secret is out and for activists planning to protest at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, they are none too happy.

Authorities have set up a temporary jail facility to house those arrested during the convention – a city-owned warehouse on Denver’s northeast side.

Colorado ‘fusion center’ to step up intelligence gathering during DNC
Federal law enforcement and military will monitor ‘suspicious activities’ for security threats.

Fusion Centers: An American Stasi ?

August 15, 2008

At first glance, The Siege looks to be a flag waving, hero’s are us kind of American patriot film. But upon further review, and if you honestly give this movie a chance and listen to what it has to say, you’ll see that it wants us to listen, it wants us to learn and it wants us to just look at the possibilities of ” what if? “.

Well, if you ask me I think we are beyond the question of ” what if? “. The above is a description by Dan Grant from Toronto, Ontario of the movie The Siege. You might say that it is a chilling description of present day America. The ” what if? “. Scenario  is no longer what if? It is here in the way of the Fusion Centers!

The ACLU expressed concern about this back in January of 2007 with regards to privacy issues:
at a time when new technology, government powers and zeal in the “war on terrorism” are combining to threaten Americans’ privacy at an unprecedented level.

Now, Amy Goodman has expressed similar concerns in her article Don’t Cage Dissent on Truthdig.com which also appears in Common Dreams.org. Her opening sentence states the issue in a direct  “ in your face “ manner:
The bulwark against tyranny is dissent. Open opposition, the right to challenge those in power, is a mainstay of any healthy democracy.

and a Denver CBS4 News report echoes scenes from the Siege:

“ the city is planning on jailing arrested Democratic convention protesters at a warehouse with barbed-wire-topped cages and signs warning of the threat of stun gun use“.

This chilling scenario keeps looking more and more like the Stasi State of East Germany of old.  It was widely regarded as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies in the world. They monitored political behavior among GDR citizens, and is known to have used torture and intimidation to mute dissent.

As of March 2008 these Fusion Centers now number 58. You might want to take a look at this  at the Homeland Security website: State and Local Fusion Centers.

Isn’t it ironic that American journalist are reporting on dissent in China during the Beijing Olympics while all of this is taking place back in the states?

Hunterseeker

Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” )a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 700 stations in North America.

House Judiciary Committee will “ Review “ White House and CIA misconduct

August 12, 2008

Ok, lets go back a bit to see how all of this came about. August 6, 2008 The White House’s Weak Denials article came out in the Washington Post in which there were allegations in Ron Suskind’s new book that the Whitehouse ordered the CIA to forge evidence of a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda! Talk about a bomb!
In case you missed it he is talking about a criminal conspiracy to deceive the American public. Now, these are allegations but they are of such an explosive nature that now the House Judiciary Committee will “ Review “ White House and CIA misconduct. Read all the fine points in Andrew Tilghman’s article here.