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Game of Thrones creator: F*ck North Korea, I’ll show “The Interview”

cDecember 18, 2014

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Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin took to his Live Journal following news broke that Sony would bow to North Korean threats and cancel the release of the film “The Interview.”

“This one is surreal,” Martin began his lengthy blog titled “Corporate Cowardice.”

“The level of corporate cowardice here astonishes me. It’s a good thing these guys weren’t around when Charlie Chaplin made THE GREAT DICTATOR. If Kim Jong-Un scares them, Adolf Hitler would have had them shitting in their smallclothes,” Martin wrote.

“I haven’t seen THE INTERVIEW. I have no idea how good or bad a film it is. It might be hilarious. It might be stupid and offensive and outrageous. (Actually, I am pretty sure about the ‘outrageous’ part). It might be all of the above,” he continued.

While Martin hasn’t seen the film, he invited filmmaker Seth Rogen to visit him in New Mexico where he will screen the movie.

“For what it’s worth, the Jean Cocteau Cinema will be glad to screen THE INTERVIEW (assuming that Sony does eventually release the film for theatrical exhibition, rather than streaming it or dumping it as a direct-to-DVD release), should it be made available to us. Come to Santa Fe, Seth, we’ll show your film for you,” he wrote.
Read more at http://rare.us/story/game-of-thrones-creator-fck-north-korea-ill-show-the-interview/#XdcxGeecFr58HHdz.99

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Craven Legislators Form Gun Control Group, Are Terrified Of Identifying Themselves

cDecember 18, 2014

We The People:

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Hi, my name is Jim and I have a gun problem.  I hate guns and the Second Amendment and will do everything possible to overturn the Second Amendment.

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But since my quest for reelection is far more important than my principles, I must remain anonymous. 

Sounds like a group of legislators are now attending AA meetings, that will accomplish nada!

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I’m just going to post this National Shooting Sport Foundation (NSSF) press release and walk away whistling.

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A handful of state legislators from across the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce the creation of “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” or ASLGVP.  

The new group, which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level.  But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.

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ASLGVP boasts having 200 members from all 50 states but the group will not release a list of their membership, due to a fear of “political backlash.”  So, outside of the eight members that participated in the inaugural press conference, no one knows who is or is not a member of this group. We are not witnessing a “Profiles in Courage“moment here.

Citizens across the country have a right to know whether or not their respective elected official is a member of this group. Considering that ASLGVP intends to potentially tamper with our Constitutional rights, it is unethical and secretive for members to keep their constituents in the dark about their participation in the group.

Entire article below.

 

If a state legislator is too scared to reveal his or her affiliation with this group, shouldn’t that say something about the agenda that ASLGVP may be trying to move forward?

Perhaps members of this group have opted to keep their participation in ASLGVP a secret because they do not want people to know how out of touch they really are — with their constituents but also the country as a whole.  Last week, the Pew Research Center released the results from its newest pollwhich found that public support for gun rights has never been higher. The survey showed that 52 percent of Americans believe it is important to protect our Second Amendment rights, a figure that increased seven points over the past year. Since public opinion is not in their favor, ASLGVP members, once they reveal their identities, should indeed be fearful of “political backlash” – a vote out of office in the next election.

ASLGVP said it would meet this week in Washington, DC for the first time.  NSSF would like to attend and hear more about the group’s agenda, but the meeting time and location is secret. Of course it is.  We assume disguises are optional?  How about secret handshakes or de-coder rings?

How about this? Any elected public official who believes they must conduct themselves in such cartoonish secrecy is certainly raising questions about their fitness for their office.  As for transparency, well they clearly don’t see any need for that quaint notion of representative government. They’ll tell us what they want to tell us when they’re ready.  In the meantime, mum’s the word.

 

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Justice Department Declares Victory Over Town That Barred Muslims From Setting Up A Worship Center

December 18, 2014

ThinkProgress: BY IAN MILLHISER

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The Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI

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The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it has reached a “settlement agreement in principle” with a Minnesota city that tried to prevent an Islamic group from establishing a worship center. In 2012, the St. Anthony, Minnesota city council voted to deny the Abu Huraira Islamic Center’s ability to set up a worship center in the basement of a local business complex. Although a city planning commission recommended that the Islamic Center’s plan be approved, the council voted 4-1 to reject the plan after several local residents spoke out against it, many of them reportedly making “disparaging remarks about the Muslim faith” in the process.

The Justice Department sued under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), a federal law which provides that “[n]o government shall impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that imposes a substantial burden on the religious exercise of a person, including a religious assembly or institution” except under certain limited circumstances. Though the proposed settlement still needs to receive final approval from the St. Anthony city council, the Justice Department itself and a federal district judge, DOJ’s triumphant press release announcing the agreement suggests that they do not anticipate problems getting to final approval.

Under the terms of an agreement reached during a settlement conference with a federal magistrate judge, the Islamic Center will be able to “use the St. Anthony Business Center for religious worship” and “the City of St. Anthony Village will not treat Abu-Huraira or any other religious groups in a discriminatory manner by application of its zoning laws.”

The RLUIPA law that underlies DOJ’s involvement in this case closely resembles another law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that formed the basis of the Supreme Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby decision earlier this year. Hobby Lobby, which held that many private businesses may refuse to include contraceptive care in their health plan if the business’ owners object to birth control on religious grounds, rejected decades of precedent indicating that religious objections should not be wielded to diminish the rights of others — especially in the business context. As the Supreme Court explained in United States v. Lee, “[w]hen followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice, the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity.”

The St. Anthony case, by contrast, is a less controversial application of federal religious liberty law because the presence of a worship center at a particular location does not diminish the legal rights of people who hold different religious beliefs.

 

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Former Lawman, Averal Burnett, Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder

cDecember 18, 2014

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POPLARVILLE, Miss. —A Pearl River County jury has convicted a former law enforcement officer of trying to have his wife and stepdaughter killed.

The Hattiesburg American reported that the jury found Averal Burnett guilty Wednesday on two counts of attempted capital murder in Poplarville.

Burnett is scheduled to be sentenced by 15th Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell on Jan. 6. Burnett faces a maximum penalty of no less than 20 years on each count.

Burnett, 47, was accused of giving money to a former cellmate at the Pearl River County Jail between July 13-15. Instead, the cellmate went to authorities and told of the plot.

Burnett spent the majority of his 22 years in law enforcement with the Hattiesburg Police Department.

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THE U.S.: OBAMA’S DUMPING GROUND–First Wave Of 9,000 UN-Approved Muslim Immigrants For US Resettlement

cDecember 18, 2014

Arlin Report:

The greatest reason for immigration or turning massive groups of people into refugees from any nation is war, terrorism and violent chaos, etc.

Leaving one country for another as a refugee is only a temporary fix. They may only survive to fight another day.   It does not solve the problems of the nation abandoned.   Eventually, what caused them to leave the homeland follows them, catches-up and ultimately spreads to the nation that rescued them.

Muslims are threatening the U.S. that they will kill us in our own streets and neighborhoods; yet Obama will accept UN “approved” Muslim immigrants for U.S. resettlement.   Yeah, that makes a hell of a lot of sense.   The UN will screen each immigrant right?   Right!   Why don’t we just put a cannon next to our head and have Obama light the fuse.   It is the Muslim goal to destroy all non-Muslims; they said it, repeatedly.

This is only the first wave!!

The U.N. infiltrating our lives once again……We have no business with the United Nations.   Guess what America, we have and are capable of surviving without the interference or assistance of the U.N.  They have become, and may have always been, a tool of the Illuminati for the New World Order (one world government).

The spread of Muslim immigration escalates the movement towards the U.S. turning into a 3rd world nation.   American cities, will resemble cities in war-torn Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan to name a few.

If this escalation of the Obama immigration plan continues, it will get ugly.   Eventually when sleeping Americans wake up because they see all they have worked for handed over by a government that economically and socially continues raping us, it will get ugly, real ugly.   That is what Obama wants, a nation at war within…….you think there are racial and ethnic problems now?   Obama knows this!

I know of an organization called Doctors Without Borders, we are becoming a Nation Without Borders.   If we do not wake up there will be no United States of America as we knew it.   The States will become divided, we will no longer be united.   We are becoming an extension of the Middle East and South and Central America. That is what uncontrollable immigration will create; especially with all it brings with it.  The World of Obama!  The United States is nothing more than a dumping ground to Obama.

 

 

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Boston Marathon jihad murderer appears in court for the first time since 2013

December 18, 2014

Jihad Watch:

Dzhokhar TsarnaevWhat a bizarre scene. There is no doubt that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty. He is captured on video at the scene, he took evidence of his involvement back to his college dorm, he wrote about the bombings and his role in them on the side of the boat in which he was hiding. And yet protesters still showed up to defend him. When it comes to Islamic jihad terror, some people cannot and will not shake the propagandistic notion that Muslims are always and ever victims, no matter how many bloodied, lifeless bodies they leave in their wake.

“Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013,” by Denise Lavioe, Associated Press, December 17, 2014:

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for Tsarnaev’s final pretrial conference. Tensions ran high, and one bombing victim had a testy exchange with protesters outside.

During the brief court hearing, U.S. District Court George O’Toole Jr. made no rulings, saying he would rule in writing on pending motions, including the defense’s latest push to move the trial out of Boston.

David Bruck, one of Tsarnaev’s lawyers, told the judge that the defense plans to file a motion to delay the trial, which is now scheduled to begin on Jan. 5 with jury selection. Bruck did not say how long of a delay the defense will seek.

At one point, the mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev called out to Tsarnaev in Russian in the courtroom. Elena Teyer said she told him: “We pray for you. Be strong, my son. We know you are innocent.”

Later, in English, she yelled to the law enforcement officers escorting her out of the room: “Stop killing innocent people. Stop killing innocent boys.”

Tsarnaev never flinched or acknowledged the shouts.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 2013 marathon. Tsarnaev, who has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges, faces the possibility of the death penalty if he is convicted.

Tsarnaev, 21, wore a black sweater and gray trousers and had a scruffy beard and a curly hairstyle similar to the one seen in earlier photos. He smiled to his attorneys and one patted him on the arm.

The courtroom was packed with FBI agents, police who worked on the case and more than a dozen survivors and family members.

Outside the courthouse, a man who lost his right leg in the bombings had a testy exchange with a small group of protesters holding signs supporting Tsarnaev and questioning whether authorities have proof that he is responsible for the bombings.

Marc Fucarile held up his prosthetic leg and moved it back and forth toward the demonstrators, saying: “That’s proof right there.”

One of the demonstrators said to Fucarile: “You should care that they get the right guy.”

Fucarile replied: “Get a life, lady. Go to work.”

At his last court appearance 17 months ago, Tsarnaev still bore signs of the bloody standoff with police that led to his capture and the death of his older brother, Tamerlan. His left arm was in a cast, his face was swollen and he appeared to have a jaw injury. In court Thursday, he had no visible injuries.

Tsarnaev’s trial is expected to last several months, and seating a jury alone could take several weeks to a month.

Judge O’Toole questioned Tsarnaev about whether he had waived his right to appear at previous hearings. Tsarnaev answered in a clear voice: “Yes, sir.”

Asked by the judge if he believes his lawyers had acted in his best interests, he said: “Very much.”

Earlier this month, Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued anew that “emotionally charged” media coverage and the widespread impact of the attacks have made it impossible for him to get a fair trial in Massachusetts….

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Watch: This Is Why Russia Can’t Attack America: New Weapon Has “Near-Instantaneous Lethality”!

December 18, 2014

Christian Patriots:

LAWS-lasersOver the last several weeks we have witnessed a complete collapse of the Russian economy, stock markets and monetary system. It is a result of Western sanctions for Russia’s refusal to retreat from its newly annexed territory of Crimea. And though Russia has pounded its chest with military protrusions into Western airspace, including the west coast of the United States, there is a distinct reason for why Vladimir Putin can’t pull the trigger on any sort of military engagement, at least not yet.

In his Strategic Relocation documentary World Affairs analyst Joel Skousen suggested that, while a World War III scenario is an event that is likely to take place in the foreseeable future, Russia and China are hesitant about any sort of military conflict with the United States because of the West’s top secret, advanced military technologies.

One such technology that’s not so secret any more but was recently released to the public is the LaWS (Laser Weapon System). It’s a system so advanced that the military says it can lock on to and engage targets with near-instantaneous lethality.

“Laser weapons are powerful, affordable and will play a vital role in the future of naval combat operations,” Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder, chief of naval research, said in a statement Wednesday. “We ran this particular weapon, a prototype, through some extremely tough paces, and it locked on and destroyed the targets we designated with near-instantaneous lethality.” (Yahoo)

As you’ll see in the video below, the system is capable of tracking moving targets, including aircraft, and literally blowing them out of the sky at the speed of light.

Granted, both Russia and China are familiar with this particular technology, the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars on military research over the last two decades. What’s most curious is that not only do the Russians and Chinese not know what all this money was spent on, but neither do 99.999% of Americans, as evidenced by a Congressional hearing held on September 10th, 2001.

Yes, Defense Secretary  Donald Rumsfeld gave that statement just one day before the terrorist attacks of 2001, and according to some researchers the accounting records for that $2.3 trillion were destroyed when the Pentagon was hit (officially, of course, Rumsfeld misspoke and the missing money was the result of an accounting error of some sort).

We can be fairly certain that Putin is well aware of these massive military investments, and as Joel Skousen suggested, the Russians (and Chinese) have no idea what kind of technology we may have cooked up with that kind of money.

The Laser Weapon Systems mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg and the video was obviously released as a propaganda tool in response to Russia’s own propaganda that included airspace incursions and threats of nuclear war. But the United States, despite its shortcomings, still has the most advanced military systems in the world.

In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, after the Russians had poked and prodded the west with veiled threats of war, residents in London and New York reported hearing loud booms and/or rumblings in the middle of the night. No official story for this has been released, but some researchers suggest the mysterious sounds were the work of the top secret supersonic Aurora project, which is capable of traveling at over six times the speed of sound. The fact that people on both sides of the U.S. military’s Atlantic testing areas heard the sounds suggests that it could have been Aurora, and that it was yet another show of military force to warn Russia that, despite their economic malaise, they have no possibility of winning a military engagement.

The Russians and the Chinese probably know this and this is why both countries are spending more money on military technology than anything else. That and they arehacking U.S. military networks and military industrial complex servers in an effort to steal as much information as they can to fast track their own military programs.

Overall, the U.S. is hemorrhaging economic espionage to the tune of $250 billion.

“This is a national, long-term strategic threat to the United States of America.”

War is coming to the world. Russia will not stand idly by as their entire way of life is destroyed through economic means. But they are not ready for a widespread conflagration right now.

Joel Skousen has suggested that by around 2020 – 2023 they will be.

It is then that we will see what Uncle Sam has been up twenty floors below the surface at remote military installations like Area 51.

Written by: MAC SLAVO of SHTFPLAN

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What’s Behind the Riots? A Federal Police Force: “Everything else has been nationalized, so why not the police?”

December 18, 2014

Christian Patriots:

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Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. And who could forget? Trayvon Martin.

It’s no secret that the likes of Attorney General Eric Holder, his replacement Loretta Lynch, President Obama and Al Sharpton have been dwelling upon these cases, while others with similar dimensions and often more tragic circumstances remain ignored. Scores of members in Congress joined in the chorus as well.

But why are they driving these cases at all? These are not altruistic players. What is their agenda?

In the wake of the chaos of riots and the mass movement of protests taking over cities across the nation, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge.

All the justified anger over police abuse isn’t brewing more justice, but more power for the federal government.

Let’s rewind…

Police abuse has become so epidemic that the streets are filling with protests against its most publicized cases.

Yet, who gave police the tanks, weapons and military equipment of war? The Pentagon, under its surplus program.

Who trained police to regard every individual as a potential terrorist in America?Homeland Security and the FBI issued the definitions, wrote the propaganda, put out the memos and conducted the training exercises.

Who funded police to increase arrests and fill the jails with non-violent offenders? Washington and their federal grants, that’s who. It’s what paid off local police departments to do so.

The Justice Department and Washington want more control over local police forces, and may be building a national police force as well. They are trying to change things, once again, through a popular groundswell and a series of civil rights lawsuits.

The St. Louis Dispatch reported:

Spurred by the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting and other recent cases of deadly encounters involving police, Congress in its final hours of work for the year passed legislation requiring states to report deaths of people arrested or detained by police to the attorney general.

The measure requires states that receive federal aid for crime control, law enforcement assistance and other programs to report on a quarterly basis the death of anyone in police custody. It imposes penalties for states that don’t comply.

Godfather Politics made the case for this data reporting legislation as a means to an end – to use evidence of systematic racism in police departments to, in turn, justify federal reform. Ultimately, the U.S. could even see a national police force using the leverage of federal aid money to establish control. Is that the dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders had?:

And in typical fashion, this is how the feds always co-opt the states: money. One could just picture the feds saying, “You didn’t actually think there would be no strings attached when you took our money, did you?”

Now to the untrained eye this may not seem like a big deal, but to the trained eye, or some would say, to the wacky conspiracy theorist that sees things that aren’t there, this is indeed another step toward their goal.

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All we want to do is compile some data, crunch some numbers, that’s all. It’s not like this data would ever show us tendencies toward racism. That’s not what we’re actively looking for as an excuse for the Justice Department’s civil rights division to sue you into submission. No, we’ll let you decide the outcome of the inevitable civil rights lawsuit against your city’s police department.

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Those behind this scheme must maintain this level of hatred toward local police to achieve their goal.

Everything else has been nationalized, so why not the police?

This national police force can’t happen all at once. No one would ever accept that. Like all leftist ideas, it must be incremental and opportunist. The architects, whoever they are, must be prepared to react when a “good crisis” arises so as not to waste the opportunity. Opportunities like Michael Brown, Eric Gardner, and Tamir Rice.

A National Police Force? Before that becomes a visible, oppressive uniformed SS force imposed across the country (perhaps it will someday), it will rear its ugly head from the inside-out, using more federal money to address the problem-reaction-solution at hand, using federal policy to establish federal control over police.

The trend is already underway, and with dangerous consequences. Consider what has already happened under Clinton’s crime bill and Bush’s PATRIOT Act…

President Clinton instituted a sweeping federal initiative to reform police, famously pledging to put an additional 100,000 police on the streets by 2000 through COPS, the Community Oriented Policing Services launched in 1994.

In theory, it addressed some of the same problems that Obama, Holder and the Ferguson case are attempting to address. Following the 1991 Rodney King beating and subsequent riots, the Justice Department began to use “pattern or practice” lawsuitsagainst police departments. Only a few short years later, the COPS program used federal dollars and the guise of “community policing” to grant huge “gifts” to thousands of police departments, and with it, strings attached.

And with it, a backlash of the surface intentions of the program:

Many departments that have gotten large amounts of money from COPS, such as New York and Chicago, have been plagued with persistent complaints of excessive force against suspects—the opposite of what community policing promises.

At best, the COPS program was a misguided solution to crime. As Slate pointed out, violent crime peaked in 1994, just when COPS was introduced, and murder was already falling by 1991:

A 1999 investigation by the Chicago Tribune that looked at the nation’s 50 largest police departments found “no correlation between the growth in the number of officers and crimes rates since 1993.”

But, of course, centralized power was the real agenda.

The Heritage Foundation pointed out the unconstitutional concentration of federal power under the COPS program, seriously infringing upon the separation of powers framed in the Constitution:

Federal grant programs that fund the routine, day-to-day functions of state and local law enforcement are of questionable constitutionality. When Congress subsidizes local law enforcement in this manner, it effectively reassigns to the federal government the powers and responsibilities that fall squarely within the… constitutional authority of state and local governmentsthe federal government was never understood to have a general police power.

Reuters just published a report warning of the “unintended consequences” of the Justice Department “fixing” what is wrong with Ferguson and the other cases:

In the aftermath of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, protesters across the nation are looking to Washington for action and answers.

While arguing that the federal government “can and should” influence changes in criminal justice policy, Reuters also points out the drastic damage that has already been done:

One piece of federal legislation, the 1994 crime bill, has played a pivotal role in the incarceration epidemic. The law, which was designed to reduce crime, gave states $9 billion to pass laws that would increase time spent behind bars.

The result, however, was an explosion in state prison populations that has made the United States the world’s largest jailor. The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. This has immense fiscal, economic and social consequences — each prisoner costs taxpayers, on average, $30,000 a year, and inmates with criminal records, even for minor offenses, face significant challenges re-entering society. The racial disparities are also vast. One in three black men can expect to spend time behind bars.

Today, the federal government annually sends states and cities more than $4 billion… What the federal government chooses to fund, however, creates incentives for local police. For example, Washington’s funding priorities have supported mass incarceration by concentrating on the number of arrests and seizures police make, rather than tabulating the number of offenders diverted to mental health or drug treatment programs.

The federal government would indeed love to establish a viable national police force.

The feds are now, with the left hand, scolding police for their shameful examples of excessive force and civil rights violations while, with the right hand, giving local departments new toys, “gift money” and ideology to regard average citizens as mortal enemies and potential terrorists.

Some form of a national police is underway, and it doesn’t look pretty.

In steps towards that end, the feds have drastically increased their “joint efforts” and “shared visions” with local and state police in the wake of 9/11 and the creation of Homeland Security as the overarching umbrella organization. Expensive and technological advanced Fusion Centers have been set up across the country to share information up and down the chains of command and across jurisdiction, allowing local, as well as private, police to use federal data not only to track criminals, but to profile individuals before they become suspects and without warrants – including political activists and community groups.

More recently, the use of “sting ray” technology and other forms of extrajudicial cell phone data collection has been used controversially by local police and other entities – and these new toys have been given to departments by the FBI, under the Justice Department, with the condition of oversight and training by the feds.

A Justice Department presentation on COPS identified how increasingly, the approximately 18,000 local police departments are entering into private-public partnerships with the more than 2 million private security/police forces and the 90,000 federal law enforcement officials in a “shared vision” that includes plenty of shared data and power.

Written by: MAC SLAVO of SHTFPLAN

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Video: GOP legend quits Congress with message for America

December 18, 2014

Christian Patriots:

‘I don’t know who’s happier to see me leave, Pelosi or Boehner’

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WASHINGTON – The congresswoman stood reverently in front of the painting on the office wall opposite her desk, staring intently with hands clasped tightly behind her back, plaintively confiding she just wished she knew what God wanted her to do next with her life.

It was hard to tell if she was addressing God or the only other person in the room.

Or, perhaps, it was a supplication to those in the painting, the kneeling Founding Fathers in Harris Tompkins Mattheson’s “The First Prayer in Congress, September 1774.”

She was gently reminded how even Washington “had to make a strategic retreat during the Revolutionary War, many times.” She kept staring into the distance, silently.

Just a few days earlier, on May 29, 2013, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., had shocked Washington, D.C., by unexpectedly announcing her intention to retire from Congress at the end of her term.

 

 

The scuttlebutt on Capitol Hill was the leaders of the GOP establishment had had enough of her as a thorn in their side and would not lift a finger to help her in what promised to be an expensive and grueling campaign. Democrats, according to Politico, put her “at the top of their target list after she barely survived re-election.” There was also a pending ethics investigation into her campaign finances that another conservative congressman confided to WND was not her fault but the result of “trusting the wrong people.”

Recapturing the support of Minnesotans may have seemed a daunting prospect, but to millions of Americans across the nation, the housewife who went to Washington had become an inspiration. She was a conservative champion seen as a deeply principled constitutionalist who dared speak truth to power, especially to those in her own party.

And a year-and-a-half after gazing into that painting, Bachmann seemed to have found her answer.

“I’m not done. I’m just going to change arenas now. Instead of holding elective office, now I’ll be fighting from the outside,” a jubilant Bachmann recently told WND in a wide-ranging interview looking back on her storied career and eight years in Congress, where she left an impression like few others before her.

Bachmann plans to continue her mission to make America a better place from outside the beltway by writing, speaking across the country at different venues, appearing on media and associating with various groups.

“I think what I am more proud of than anything is the fact that I was a real person when I came into Congress eight years ago. I am still the same real person today. I had no filter over what I said or what I did.”

Bachmann reminisced how, before coming to Washington, as a wife and a mom in the kitchen listening to Rush Limbaugh and other people that she admired on the radio, she remembered thinking: “What is wrong with those bird-brains in Congress? Why don’t they do what they said they were going to do when we send them there?’”

The Minnesotan said she was not political back then but thought if she ever went to Congress, that’s exactly what she would do. And did she ever.

However, WND wondered, was there anything she felt free to say now that she was leaving office?

“Me?! Are you kidding?” she instantly shot back, then laughed deeply.

“I’ve never had a filter on my mouth at all! No, I was very free. And that’s what got me into trouble all the time. I don’t know who’s happier to see me leave Congress, Nancy Pelosi or John Boehner.”

But it was all worth it, she said.

“I mean, I rolled the dice and I gave it everything I had. I have worked like a maniac for the eight years that I’ve been here. When my feet hit the ground in the morning, I worked. I worked until I’d go to sleep. And I think that’s what I am proudest of, because I put everything on the line. … I couldn’t have worked harder.”

Written by: GARTH KANT – continue at WND

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Guess How Much Taxpayer Money The Government Spent On This Launch Tower They Never Plan To Use?

LDecember 18, 2014

Rare:

GULFPORT, Ms — The giant web-like tower was conceived as a launch platform for rockets taking Americans to the moon and Mars.

Instead, it sits as proof of government waste.

“You lock the door, so nobody gets in and hurts themselves,” project manager Daniel Dumbacher told the Washington Post.

Making matters worse, NASA knew the tower would go unused after the President mothballed the program.

Even so, the Senate, spurred by Mississippi Republican Roger Wicker, voted to keep the money rolling.

“When it comes down to their pork, they’re always going to defend it,” space policy expert Rand Simberg told Bloomberg.

David Forshee was a pipe fitter’s foreman on the project. He stated things more simply.

“That’s a lot of people’s hard-earned money,” he began. Forshee had another question for anyone who would listen. “What the hell are they doing?”

Many taxpayers would like to know, as well.

The price to build is just one part of the puzzle.

The Post reports maintenance on the monstrosity will set you and me back $700,000 yearly.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Forshee continued.

“You thought you’d done something good, all you’ve done is go around in a damn circle, like a dog chasing his tail.”
Read more at http://rare.us/story/guess-how-much-taxpayer-money-the-government-spent-on-this-launch-tower-they-never-plan-to-use/#rUhGLpeVk7XufFqy.99