Land Rights!

I didn’t get to this earlier (nice one, Drake), but I believe it is suitable punctuation for the “Tortoise Territory Failed Land Grab” story at the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada.

Of course, it was never really about the preservation of an endangered habitat for the amazing desert tortoise! The feds certainly are creative, though, aren’t they? Some say Senator Harry Reid was at the root. It matters not.

There are those who feel it was a setup for a false flag event that went badly for the dark cabal. They lit the fuse but it just… fizzled… out… and no amount of blustery wind could fan the flames into a violent rebellion. Some may claim the patriots peed on it.  The cabal minions just can’t catch a break, poor things.

I think it’s safe to say that the event shone a glaring spotlight on the oppressive federal government and their illegal shenanigans; that sufficient numbers of The People of America are stirring enough from their slumber to recognize a con when they see one and are ready to UNITE! and stand their ground to protect their sovereign rights and their Republic.

It seems to have urged many to give pause and consider that perhaps there IS something simmering beneath the surface that needs their attention and cannot be put off until tomorrow; that perhaps it’s not just conspiracy theory. Now we, the alternative media, have more of the public’s attention.

They are realizing that they’ve been conditioned to accept authority unquestioningly and that they are not ready to be trick ponies, kowtowing to arrogant, bully trainers.

Calling your congressman hasn’t worked, has it? Hell NO.  So it’s time to take it to the next level.

It’s quite a switch to see The People drawing a line in the sand and giving the government goons the ultimatums, isn’t it?

I get the feeling that Sheriff Gillespie may have needed the support of a couple of other sheriffs, including Arizona and Utah, to hitch up his britches and do his job without fear of repercussions from the feds.

This is the wild west, y’all, and we don’t take no manure from the suits in Washington, so quit yer jawin’ and git movin’. Take advantage of this momentum. The tug of war is progressing in our favour since this conflict in Nevada.

Best of all, the standoff ended PEACEFULLY! Oh, joy! It CAN be done, because we are DONE with violence and bloodshed. We are better than that. The new energies support our worldwide actions to demand our rights be honoured.

The corrupt feds are now realizing that the 1 per cent are no match for 99 per cent—The Awakened Ones. They’re doing the math and are slinking off to lick their wounds and cook up their next devious plan—or perhaps to plan their pity party. Regardless, we must be ever watchful—but with a smug smile, yes? 

If Americans get their poop in a group, ‘Operation American Spring’ could be a jubilant celebration as well as a grass roots protest.  ~ BP

Land Rights!

by Drake

This is info has been sent to Fox News twice now. Pay attention, please.

This type of dispute was settled in The Supreme Court. It is called N.E.S.A.R.A.

The majority of the case was sealed, thus making it difficult to access.The basic ruling states that the fed has no right to try taking grandfathered land rights, charge any fees, and offer any interference to ranching or farming on public lands by changing the rules.

Due to the inability of the fed to pay the damages involved, this becomes a part of rulings that are considered ‘sensitive’ to the fed.

I hope, that Fox News will do its due diligence, and research this subject.

These are well known ‘facts’ of legal standing for everyone who uses any ‘public’ land.

Very few have any idea as to the growing problems dealing with ‘Land Rights’. You must be aware of the fact that, no matter your location, type of land you ‘own’, the fed supposedly has the ‘right’ to take your land from you.

This is a ‘taking without due process or just compensation’. Excuses vary from ‘urban renewal’ and the use of Imminent Domain, to Public Land that only the fed has any rights to’. ‘Environmental Protection’ and its Agency, is NOT designed to protect the land or environment, rather to protect the ‘ownership rights’ of the federal government.

In many cases, the fed has tried to assert ‘control’ over the ‘rights’ of those owning and living in protected areas. Some of the fed actions were stood down by armed citizens, siding with local Sheriffs, and offering jail time for violating owners land rights, or to leave.

All of the feds left.

The standoff between the armed federal forces and We The People has begun to take on the last dimension.

Because there is no real ‘justice’ for the average person, The People have found no alternative other than to meet force with force.
The continued violations of The Constitutional Rights has become ‘standard operating procedure’ for the federal government.

Because there is no recourse or justice, except the exercise of force, no alternatives are left.

The Declaration of Independence states very clearly, that an oppressive Government is to be thrown off by We The People.

Understand that the fed has been squeezing people harder and harder over the years.

Due to this unrelenting destruction of the ‘Rights’ of the people, the frustration has grown and is now beginning to show itself in the form of armed resistance.

I hope that the publicity of this ‘incident’ will bring awareness to a majority of the people of our great nation.

Yes a lot of things look like some sort of nut case conspiracy theories, I don’t deny that. What I am trying to point out is that, those who are supposed to represent the people, have decided to violate their Oath of Office, our Constitutional Rights, and do so for
personal profit.

I strongly suggest that everyone who is interested in preserving your freedoms, to join the protests on the side of this rancher.

It is time to get up off the couch and stand for freedom from this tyranny.

Thank you,
Drake

National Liberty Alliance Meeting in New York; Monday, April 7—Will You Attend?

If you live in the New York area, here’s your chance to walk the talk and give this initiative the attention it deserves while being a part of history in the making. 

I’m not even an American and I’m excited!!! 

Please read the instructions below carefully.  If you won’t DO anything, you can’t complain about how terrible things are, now can you? 

Alternatively or in addition you can donate to the cause.  ~ BP

NATIONAL LIBERTY ALLIANCE – URGENT!

On Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM EST in Columbia County, New York, the Common Law Grand Jury filed a “Writ of Quo Warranto” upon the New York State Unified Supreme Court Judicial Executive Officers, who are responsible for the on-site management and supervision of trial courts and agencies.

[To read Quo Warranto click here - http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/breaking-news]

WHAT: An official hearing will be held and decisions will be decreed “by the People” in a formal open court hearing, Coram Nobis (before the People themselves), proceeding according to common law. Where the accused will be required to give account of their stewardship and answer charges of RICO, conspiracy, high treason and felony rescue.

WHEN: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:30AM

WHERE: New York Supreme Court, Columbia County, 621 State Route 23B, Claverack, NY  12534; – NO SIGNS!!!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? End spying on the people, end agenda21, end safe act, end Obama care, end abusive government, and much, much, more, in short save the Republic.

We need everyone within a 100 mile radius to set aside work and other necessities of life and attend the hearing to let them know We the People are watching. Please let us know you are coming to the court by sending an email to StandingUp@NationalLibertyAlliance.org and tell us how many people are traveling with you.

We need everyone across the nation to fax 518-851-7615:, call 518-267-3150 and send snail mail to New York Supreme Court, Columbia County; 401 Union Street; Hudson, NY., 12534, telling them We the People Across the Nation (and in NY) are watching, and we want our country back. To learn more listen to Monday nights call – http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/blog-talk-radio-247-text-chat

Call your friends, neighbors, local liberty groups, face book, local news, etc … because —

ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN SAVE THE REPUBLIC, but only if they STAND-UP NOW! Time is about to run out.

Support National Liberty Alliance, give $5 a month or more —> http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/support-national-liberty-alliance

 

 

 

John Darash
John@NationalLibertyAlliance.org
(845) 233-6560

 

VIRTUE is America’s foundation!
COMMON LAW (GOD) is America’s Heritage!
LIBERTY is America’s inheritance!

 

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Common Law Grand Jury Files against State of New York Supreme Court & Notifies Sheriffs

Thank you, Drake, for this update.

As I mentioned in a previous post, John Darash and crew are moving forward quickly with the spring cleaning in the courts—beginning with New York State. 

Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia have also expressed an interest in doing likewise in their respective jurisdictions. Other countries will follow.

You can view the Summons here to named parties.

You can view the memo to the Sheriffs here.

BIG things are happening, folks.  Do you hear that tell-tale sucking sound? The cabal and its minions are going down the drain.

This is our future: No more gold-fringed flags in the courtroom signifying maritime or statutory law; No more corrupt politicians or judges; No more attorneys in governance; No more incentive programs to put as many people in jail as possible to line officials’ pockets—and that’s just for starters!

The Constitution and other founding documents will dictate how we govern.

Transparency in all things. THAT is our future and it will be a very sweet victory indeed.

Visit the National Liberty Alliance web site for more information.

 

America’s Five Criminals: In the U.S. the Gestapo Has Replaced the Rule of Law

Increasing numbers are certainly putting the facts out there, but are they getting through to their target audience?

Earlier subtleties in their missives are replaced by out and out accusations and proof, and still the warriors surge forward in the battle against the psychopathic, sociopathic controllers, unafraid.

Perhaps it’s true that there is increased protection for many who now seek to awaken the entranced to the reality of their world. Let’s hope so. 

For those who take the time to ponder the facts and suspend disbelief and denial, there can be only two conclusions. The only way corruption and coverups can continue on this scale where no one is prosecuted, is when everyone involved is invested AND, they’re ALL psychopaths.  

I think we can stop looking to Congress to correct the situation. They don’t answer to The People. They haven’t done their job because they’re either on the take or they’ve been threatened. Everything is controlled. Everything they are really up to is done in secret. The solution?  There’s no half way or attempting to decide who is corrupt and who isn’t.  They must ALL go.  ~ BP

Global Research, February 17, 2014

RT is the best English language news source available to Americans. On January 29, RT published a photo of 5 presidential appointees lying through their teeth to Congress.
All five of these Gestapo wannabes are in violation of their oath of office to protect the Constitution of the United States. They have relentlessly violated the Constitution, which makes these five, who are in charge of US intelligence and black operations, traitors to the United States. Yet, they have not been arrested and put on trial. Congress is content to sit there and listen to their ongoing lies time after time after time, despite the fact that these 5 have committed more and worse crimes against our country than the “terrorists” that serve as an excuse for the crimes committed by the intelligence agencies.

(L-R) National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn testify during a hearing before Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee January 29, 2014 (Alex Wong / Getty Images / AFP)

(L-R) National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn testify during a hearing before Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee January 29, 2014 (Alex Wong / Getty Images / AFP)

Remember, dear readers, it is a crime for you to lie to any federal agent even if you are not under oath or before Congress. How much more evidence do you need that you are not a citizen of the United States but a mere serf of the federal government? Will you ever wake up?

James Clapper, who has the grand title of Director Of National Intelligence, is an admitted liar to the US Congress but nevertheless remains in office. That Clapper is still in office is a good measure of the decline both in the integrity of the US government and in the integrity that Congress, media, and the public expect from the government. President Nixon was driven from office for a very small thing: Nixon lied about when he learned about a burglary with which he had nothing to do. Clapper brazenly lied to the US Congress, denying that he was spying on members of the US Congress.

Clapper is not only in violation of the Constitution, he has committed a felony, especially under the stretched interpretation of laws that is the norm for Department of Justice prosecutions. Huge numbers of Americans are in prison for offenses that are molehills compared to Clapper’s, or for that matter, any of the other five sitting there lying to Congress.

The Five Criminals told Congress that Edward Snowden, who is under the protection of the Russian government, must be made to give back the evidence of NSA spying on the entire world before some US troops or diplomats are killed by terrorists in some future war started by Washington, which routinely dismisses the victims of its war crimes as “collateral damage.”

None of the Five Criminals were able to specify how Congress could make the Russian government hand over Snowden. Rabid Republican warmongers have falsely and propagandistically accused Snowden of being “a Russian spy.” What utter dishonesty! The only reason Snowden is in Russia is that the US, in violation of international law, refuses to allow an airplane to fly from Russia with Snowden to any of the South American countries that have granted Snowden asylum. The fact that Snowden is in Russia is entirely the fault of Washington.

As I have written and said on many occasions, facts mean nothing to Washington, to the presstitute media, and to most of the American population, who prefer comforting lies to reality.

No one in the American media or most Internet sites will dare tell you that the reason the Five Criminals are again lying to Congress is to deflect Congress and an insouciant public and media from the fact that they have violated the law and their oath of office, and that the only purpose of invoking “national security” is to protect the criminal actions of the security agencies from being discovered. “National Security” is the blanket under which the crimes of government are hidden.

All that “national security” means is that “we are not going to let anyone find out that we are nothing but a gang of criminal thugs, and we are going to use the cover of national security to demonize Snowden who told on us.”

The so-called “security agencies” and their media whores have created a wartime atmosphere of fear as if the “world’s only superpower” was about to be destroyed by a handful of lightly armed fighters thousands of miles away who resist Washington’s invasions of their countries in corners of the earth that most Americans cannot find on a map. What kind of superpower is so terrified by peoples that the superpower choses to invade and murder? If the wronged people are so threatening, the superpower should stay at home and leave them alone.

Listen to this bullshit from Clapper: As a consequence of Snowden, “the nation is less safe and its people less secure.” The truth is the opposite of what Clapper states. Snowden alerted us to the fact that Clapper was shredding the US Constitution that is our greatest protection. Clapper, who should be in the dock for treason, has stolen our rights and our shield against harm and abuse from arbitrary government power. Clapper is an enemy of every American.

Listen to this b**t from Lt. Gen, Michael Flynn, director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, who stupidly asserts that Snowden’s revelations of illegal mass spying on the US citizens and the world caused “grave damage” to “national security.”

What the general means is that it caused damage to his reputation and brought him some cause for anxiety by revealing that he was engaged in criminal activity. But the general knew how to invoke the sympathy and support of the right-wing superpatriots. He declared that the greatest cost of Snowden’s revelations is “the cost of human lives on tomorrow’s battlefield or in some place where we will put our military forces when we ask them to go into harm’s way.” He is, of course, talking about the next time that Washington criminally attacks another country in total violation of the Nuremberg standard.

Senator Barbara Mikulski listening to this b**t [BS] said that what was needed was a Supreme Court ruling “to determine the constitutionality of these programs.” Was this sincere or a cop-out? Why is Mikulski passing the buck? The current Republican Supreme Court is corrupt and will not defend the Constitution. One of the leading Republican lights, as dimly lit as he is, Justice Antonin Scalia, truthfully said that concentration camps are a likely future reality for Americans and that the Supreme Court would not do anything about the tyranny should the executive branch think it necessary.

Senator Ron Wyden told the Five Criminals, “I don’t think this culture of misinformation [that the Five Criminals represent] is going to be easily fixed.”

Nothing will be fixed until the Five Criminals are arrested and put on trial for treason and until Congress defunds the illegal wars and states firmly, backed up with the threat of impeachment, that there is no such thing as “the unitary executive” who is above law, Constitution, Congress, and the federal courts. The Supreme Court will not protect us. Congress must put the executive branch on notice that it is not above the law and the Constitution.

Americans have lost the rule of law. Unless Congress quickly restores it, the country is lost.

Copyright © 2014 Global Research

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The Devastation of Deepwater Horizon from Above: Photos Show Gulf’s 210 MILLION Gallon Oil Slick [video]

Aerial view of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. After the Deepwater Horizon platform sank on the 22nd April 2010, it began a spill that released over 60,000 barrels of crude oil every day for the next three months

This is what we have done to Gaia.  There are many photos, so please refer to the originating site to see the rest and the video. Shocking.  The negligence involved in this catastrophe is simply shocking and I’ve reported on this before.  ~ BP

In the spring of 2010, an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, unleashing untold amounts of crude oil into the water’s fragile ecosystem.

At the time, there were numerous pictures of oil-slicked turtles and birds – a reminder of the sheer havoc the incident wrought upon the environment.

Now a new set of pictures has been released showing the slick from above, taken by photographer Daniel Beltrá, who documented the spill from a Cessna floatplane, 3,000ft above the Louisiana coastline.

The April 20th, 2010, explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers, injured 17 more and caused nearly 50,000 barrels of oil per day to spew into the gulf.

The well went unplugged for nearly three months, causing the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.

These photos are a grim reminder of the real damage that can be caused by such massive oil spills but also show the beauty that can be seen as man and nature try to repair the damage done.

‘SPILL’ by Daniel Beltrá is published by GOST Books.

 

Proof the US Justice System is a Sham: Must See! [video]

This is so inspiring!  Most people don’t understand the truth and just go along with the Illuminati’s false laws and statutes without knowing what their true rights are as a Human Being. WE are the value.

Make this viral.

Raw footage of Ernie Wayne Tertelgte’s appearance in Three Forks Justice Court. Case dismissed!

 

 

American Citizens are Quietly Leading the March to Freedom; Dr. Garry Gordon

I nearly didn’t read the email right away because I thought it was about a seminar sharing the latest cancer treatment or other wellness breakthroughs, but I’m glad I read it.  It was far from the usual.

Dr. Garry Gordon typically trains other medical professionals how to eliminate health issues via safe, natural means, but this time he is contacting his list to educate people about how to eliminate tyranny.

If you would like to join the webinar on July 5th and/or attend the conference in San Francisco in August, I’ve pasted the entire message from the newsletter below.

I’m so impressed to see that an increasing number of people are not only awake and aware, but DOING something to further the cause of freedom. Kudos to Dr. Gordon and his colleagues.

I contacted Dr. Gordon and have his permission to share this invitation, unaltered. Isn’t it interesting; so many are coming from so many varied places all at the same time, and we will meet at that singular goal at the perfect time.

Dear Concerned Citizen,

By joining the webinar on July 5thand the conference on August 10 & 11, you will learn how you can bring back America.

Anyone with a stake in America needs to come to the August 10-11, 2013 meeting in San Francisco at the Marriott on the Waterfront at the airport. Anyone that attends on your suggestion will be thanking you for years to come, as they will learn how to have freedom again.

There is now a bright light at the end of the tunnel. The knowledge being provided will start to set us free as our founding fathers intended.

The legal cases that years of ceaseless research has uncovered are clear, eye opening, and rock solid.

When this was all coming together I was attending a variety of conferences and had the opportunity to sit with top attorneys who were astounded. All agreed that this approach can legally start to bring our government back to upholding our constitution.

Technically most of us today find ourselves in admiralty courts, where the constitution is simply ignored.  You will learn how this happened and how it ties to our country to going off the gold standard.

At one point we became a technically bankrupt nation.  Unless you understand and challenge jurisdiction, most of us are treated as debtors in admiralty court.  Just knowing what to say at the outset of legal proceeding and owning U.S. gold coins can make you a free and sovereign citizen again.

Amazingly major legal issues seem to get dismissed when the right issues are raised.

Everyone coming to the conference in San Francisco will learn information that will change their lives.

As we start to spread the word, I believe the information you will obtain can change the course of History.

America does not have to be on the decline. I do not believe that we have seen our best days.  The world needs our survival, so we need to get back to what were given by our founding fathers.

Eventually we need someone from every state to learn what we are teaching in this conference and later help enable us to file our actions with the county recorders and sheriffs everywhere in our nation. That way, for example, the IRS will not be able to legally levy liens involving transactions based on Federal Reserve Notes, as under existing state laws they are not legal tender. This step can help bring power back to states.  This would diminish the power of the IRS and by so doing, could rapidly reduce the size of the Federal Government.

It is also part of their plan to start to bring all Health Care Laws, even medical boards, state and federal FDA & FTC back to what the constitution allows. This could be the end of government preventing the use of truthful claims about supplements or locking doctors up for using alternative cancer treatments.

I have attended two prior conferences on this subject, as this is the culmination of years of intensive legal research. I understand the basis for all this and what I learned already has changed my life for the better.

I believe what we will be receiving is by divine providence. This information has come together at a time when many people are very concerned about government intrusion in their lives, and thus many people are now motivated and ready to learn.

You will find that everything has come together into a powerful package that addresses most of our major concerns today.

It is clear, that if we get enough people from different walks of life working together, we will be able to change things rapidly and for the better without so much as firing a shot, and without the risks that our founding fathers took when they stepped up and  gave us our great country.

Bring anyone you care about, and they will never stop thanking you.

Anyone with access to the major media will be eligible for a reduced rate.

Everyone that has attended in past, felt that it was important that we need to get the word out.

We believe with the astounding collection of precedent setting legal cases that have been located and will be turned over to all attendees, which include Supreme Court decisions, will help restore the power of the constitution to the legal proceedings everyone seems to face at some point in their lives today.

This course and the information in our upcoming webinar is for everyone, not just doctors.

Anyone in business today is at substantial risk from regulations they often have no knowledge of.

We are offering a webinar on July 5 at 4 pm PST that is free to all.  The purpose is to help everyone understand that we now have access to clear legal precedence that can help bring our country back to greatness.

Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/162888482

There is only room for 200 in the conference.   Please spread the word. Sign up now with the San Francisco Marriott on the Water at the Airport and ask for our $129 group rate at 650-692-9100.

SINCERELY

G.F. Gordon MD DO MD(H)

Gordon Research Institute, 600 N. Beeline Hwy, Payson AZ, Tel: 1 928.472.4263

E-mail: info@gordonresearch.com                        http://www.gordonresearch.com/


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NSA Whistleblower: NSA Spying On—and Blackmailing—Top Government Officials and Military Officers

Thanks, Alfred.

The whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork, just as we had hoped. Snowden may have set off a chain reaction that will be the undoing of the U.S. shadow government.

Whistleblower Says Spy Agency Targeting Top American Leaders

NSA whistleblower Russel Tice told Peter B. Collins on Boiling Frog Post News (the website of high-level FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds):

Tice: Okay. They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial. But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people. They went after antiwar groups. They went after U.S. international–U.S. companies that that do international business, you know, business around the world. They went after U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business. They went after NGOs that–like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work. They went after a few antiwar civil rights groups. So, you know, don’t tell me that there’s no abuse, because I’ve had this stuff in my hand and looked at it. And in some cases, I literally was involved in the technology that was going after this stuff. And you know, when I said to [former MSNBC show host Keith] Olbermann, I said, my particular thing is high tech and you know, what’s going on is the other thing, which is the dragnet. The dragnet is what Mark Klein is talking about, the terrestrial dragnet. Well my specialty is outer space. I deal with satellites, and everything that goes in and out of space. I did my spying via space. So that’s how I found out about this.

Collins: Now Russ, the targeting of the people that you just mentioned, top military leaders, members of Congress, intelligence community leaders and the–oh, I’m sorry, it was intelligence committees, let me correct that–not intelligence community, and then executive branch appointees. This creates the basis, and the potential for massive blackmail.

Tice: Absolutely! And remember we talked about that before, that I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on. Now here’s the big one. I haven’t given you any names. This was is summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with, with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator from Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, DC. That’s who they went after. And that’s the President of the United States now.

 

Other whistleblowers say the same thing.  When the former head of the NSA’s digital spying program – William Binney – disclosed the fact that the U.S. was spying on everyone in the U.S. and storing the data forever, and that the U.S. was quickly becoming a totalitarian state, the Feds tried to scare him into shutting up:

[Numerous] FBI officers held a gun to Binney’s head as he stepped naked from the shower. He watched with his wife and youngest son as the FBI ransacked their home. Later Binney was separated from the rest of his family, and FBI officials pressured him to implicate one of the other complainants in criminal activity. During the raid, Binney attempted to report to FBI officials the crimes he had witnessed at NSA, in particular the NSA’s violation of the constitutional rights of all Americans. However, the FBI wasn’t interested in these disclosures. Instead, FBI officials seized Binney’s private computer, which to this day has not been returned despite the fact that he has not been charged with a crime.

Other NSA whistleblowers have also been subjected to armed raids and criminal prosecution.

After high-level CIA officer John Kiriakou blew the whistle on illegal CIA torture, the government prosecuted him for espionage.

Even the head of the CIA was targeted with extra-constitutional spying and driven out of office.  Indeed, Binney makes it very clear that the government will use information gained from its all-pervasive spying program to frame anyone it doesn’t like.

(More examples here.)

Retired high-level CIA analyst Ray McGovern – the top CIA briefer to numerous presidents – said this a few weeks ago on a radio program:

Which leads to the question, why would [Obama] do all these things? Why would he be afraid for example, to take the drones away from the CIA? Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s afraid. Number one, he’s afraid of what happened to Martin Luther King Jr. And I know from a good friend who was there when it happened, that at a small dinner with progressive supporters – after these progressive supporters were banging on Obama before the election, “Why don’t you do the things we thought you stood for?” Obama turned sharply and said, “Don’t you remember what happened to Martin Luther King Jr.?” That’s a quote, and that’s a very revealing quote.

McGovern also said:

In a speech on March 21, second-term Obama gave us a big clue regarding his concept of leadership – one that is marked primarily by political risk-avoidance and a penchant for “leading from behind”: “Speaking as a politician, I can promise you this: political leaders will not take risks if the people do not demand that they do. You must create the change that you want to see.”

John Kennedy was willing to take huge risks in reaching out to the USSR and ending the war in Vietnam. That willingness to take risks may have gotten him assassinated, as James Douglass argues in his masterful JFK and the Unspeakable.

Martin Luther King, Jr., also took great risks and met the same end. There is more than just surmise that this weighs heavily on Barack Obama’s mind. Last year, pressed by progressive donors at a dinner party to act more like the progressive they thought he was, Obama responded sharply, “Don’t you remember what happened to Dr. King?”

We’re agnostic about McGovern’s theory. We don’t know whether Obama is a total corrupt sell-out … or a chicken. We don’t think it matters … as the effect is the same.

 

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Sanity prevails: US Supreme Court rules that human genes are not eligible for patent protection

patentThursday, June 13, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) In a unanimous ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled today  that human genes cannot be patented. The ruling invalidates the thousands of  patents that have already been granted on human genes, including the patent by  Myriad Genetics on the BRCA breast cancer genes which the company says no one  else can research or even detect without paying it a royalty. Click  here to read the complete ruling.
“Myriad did not create anything,”  said Justice Clarence Thomas. “To be sure, it found an important and useful  gene, but separating that gene from its surrounding genetic material is not an  act of invention.”

Well, exactly. This point should have been obvious to  the lower courts, too, but in today’s world of corporate domination over  seemingly everything, gene industry lawyers were able to argue that patent  protection would somehow inspire more innovation and research. “The  biotechnology industry had warned that an expansive ruling against Myriad could  threaten billions of dollars of investment,” wrote Reuters.

But  exactly the opposite is true. Gene patents restricted research and created  medical monopolies that raised prices for consumers. Even USA  Today seemingly gets this point, saying, “The decision represents a victory  for cancer patients, researchers and geneticists who claimed that a single  company’s patent raised costs, restricted research and sometimes forced women to  have breasts or ovaries removed without sufficient facts or second  opinions.”

The ACLU, which argued the case before the Court, said, “By  invalidating these patents, the Court lifted a major barrier to progress in  further understanding how we can better treat and prevent diseases.”

Corporate efforts to influence the Supreme Court ultimately failed

Had  the Supreme Court upheld the patentability of human genes, it would have  unleashed a horrifying new era of corporations and universities rushing to claim  monopoly patent protection on every gene in the human genome. Virtually no one  in the media covered this angle other than Natural News. We  warned readers that everything found in nature could then be patented:  blades of grass, insects, human ears, eye colors, hair colors… anything  encoded with DNA.

We also pointed out that Angelina Jolie’s carefully  orchestrated announcement of a double mastectomy following BRCA gene testing  seemed timed to be part of a  public relations campaign engineered by the biotech industry to influence the  Supreme Court decision. We also challenged Jolie to publicly  denounce patents on human genes, which she never did.
It’s clear that  powerful forces were at work behind the scenes to try to influence this Supreme  Court decision, but they failed. Ultimately, the court discovered a moment of  unanimous sanity… something we see so rarely that perhaps it deserves patent  protection, too.

Huge loss for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries

It’s important  to note that this decision is a huge loss for the biotech and pharmaceutical  industries, both of which relentlessly seek total domination over all forms of  life on the planet through monopoly patent protection. The biotech industry, of course, would love to patent all seeds and  food crops — even ones it hasn’t genetically engineered. And the pharmaceutical  industry would love to patent every human gene, thereby claiming literal  ownership over every human being born into the world.

Myriad Genetics  tried every desperate argument to convince the court that human genes should be patentable by corporations. They even rolled out a whacky “baseball  bat theory” which claims it’s an “invention” to decide where to start and end a  gene sequence:

“A baseball bat doesn’t exist until it’s isolated from a  tree. But that’s still the product of human invention to decide where to begin the bat and where to end the bat.” – Myriad  lawyer Gregory Castanias.

That absurd argument claims that the mere  deciding of which genes to snip out of DNA strands somehow makes all genes  corporate property. Thankfully, the court did not agree with the baseball bat  theory. As Chief Justice John Roberts explained:

“The baseball bat is  quite different. You don’t look at a tree and say, well, I’ve cut the branch  here and cut it here and all of a sudden I’ve got a baseball bat. You have to  invent it.”

Huge victory for humanity

Ultimately, this decision is a tremendous  victory for all humankind because it prevents the power-hungry, evil-bent  medical and biotech corporations from claiming ownership over genetic sequences  that already occur in nature.

This ruling means the biotech industry  cannot patent common plants and animals, either. They can’t patent human body  parts or human gene sequences. Yes, the industry can still patent  synthetically-created genes, said the Supreme  Court, but that’s something they would actually have to create rather than  merely discover in an already-existing organism.
Today’s ruling also  means that men and women will have access to far less expensive testing for gene  sequences in their own bodies. Currently, women who want to test themselves for  the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes must pay as much as $4,000 for the test due to the  monopoly “ownership” of those genes by Myriad  Genetics. But now that the Supreme Court has ruled such patents are invalid,  prices for the test should drastically fall over time as competition enters the  picture. Ultimately, the test could eventually be offered for as little as  $100.
The ruling also means that other companies can conduct research on  those genes without first seeking permission from Myriad. This will actually  spur more innovation, potentially leading to more advanced genetic analysis  tests that might help people better understand their health risks (and hopefully  encourage them to change their diets and lifestyle choices to avoid expressing  those genes).

In a world that seems increasingly dominated by corporate  monopolies and biotechnology insanity, this ruling is a breath of fresh air. It  confirms that corporations cannot patent naturally-occurring things which have  been in existence for hundreds of thousands of years, and it confirms that when  you have a child through an act of genetic replication, corporations cannot  force you to pay royalties for your own child.

This is a decision of  fundamental freedom, which is why I’m shocked the court actually ruled this way.  This must be one of those rare moments of sanity in a Supreme Court that  otherwise seems intent on destroying human liberty, dignity and justice.

Decision shows the important work of ACLU in protecting human rights against  corporate domination

We must all thank the ACLU on this decision, as it was  the ACLU which argued this to victory.

“Over the last 30 years, the U.S.  Patent Office has issued patents on thousands of human genes, including genes  associated with colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, and many  other devastating diseases. The status quo meant that companies controlling gene  patents had the right to stop all other scientists from examining, studying,  testing, and researching our genes,” the ACLU wrote in a press  release.

The ACLU  further wrote:
We celebrate the Court’s ruling as a victory for  civil liberties, scientific freedom, patients, and the future of personalized  medicine. It also demonstrates the power of creating alliances and fighting for  the public interest. The ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation filed the case  four years ago on behalf of twenty plaintiffs, including organizations  representing over 150,000 medical professionals, geneticists, breast cancer and  women’s health advocacy groups, and patients. Few thought we had a chance  against the decades-long Patent Office practice as well as the entrenched  industry position. But litigation can be a strong tool in producing change,  never more than when diverse communities come together. Here, the medical,  scientific, and patient communities united, and were soon joined by many others,  eventually including the U.S. government. We honor the contributions everyone  made to our success today.

The ACLU, by the way, has also filed suit  against the NSA’s Patriot  Act phone surveillance.

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O Canada! You’re Not Immune from the Slime

The U.S. has the corner on the market when it comes to scandal, but Canada isn’t doing too badly either. The corruption and turpitude continue to be hung out on the clothesline for all to see.

American publications don’t usually follow much if any Canadian news so I’m sharing these updates. You can also read the election story at Veteran’s Today.

It seems my dear Canada learned well from its southern cousin America about the seedy side of life and disrepute. We’re all in this together, my friends.

Two of the latest juicy ones… Toronto’s Crack-Smoking Mayor and the 2011 Elections now exposed for what they are, and the fall-out continues… I’m sorry, but I just have to laugh. What next?

Even the Globe and Mail  (the more conservative newspaper) didn’t hesitate to publish the latest dirt on Mayor Rob Ford. They also ran the election fraud pieces. Apparently election fraud is nothing new in Canada and the poll station officials swap stories. I wonder where the Globe draws the line on telling the truth?

So far we’re doing pretty well in print on sharing the truth, other than telling The People about the First Nations genocide and the arrest warrants for Harper, the Queen and the Pope. That’s still taboo in all the MSM—for now.

This is beginning to look like it may even be a distraction from something else. What else is going on?

“In a chaotic press conference this morning, Mr Ford apologised for calling journalists “a bunch of maggots” yesterday, and then confirmed that his press secretary and deputy press secretary had quit, just days after Mr Ford fired his chief of staff.” ~ ABC.net
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talk to the press outside his City Hall office as his brother, councillor Doug Ford, looks on after the resignation of the Mayor's press secretary and deputy press secretary on May 27, 2013. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)The Mayor’s Press Secretary George Christopoulos and His Assistant, Isaac Ransom, Both Resigned Monday

Globe and Mail
Two more top aides have departed from the office of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as the city’s troubled leader continues to battle allegations that he was caught on video using crack cocaine.

The mayor’s press secretary George Christopoulos and his assistant, Isaac Ransom, both resigned Monday, sources in the mayor’s office confirmed.

Mr. Ford told a scrum of journalists outside his office that the pair had “decided to go … down a different avenue.” He said he was told of their departures around noon.

“I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours and I want to thank them for working hard in this office,” he said, flanked by his brother Councillor Doug Ford.

Mr. Ford declined to say why Mr. Christopoulos and Mr. Ransom had quit, but said he never wants to “hold anyone back from moving on for future endeavours or opportunities that they may have.”

Mr. Ford announced that Amin Massoudi, Doug’s executive assistant, had agreed to become his new communications director. An earlier statement said Sunny Petrujkic would be interim press secretary.

The mayor also responded to a Globe and Mail report that a senior member of his office was interviewed by police last week about a tip linking the alleged crack video to a recent Toronto homicide.

“Everything’s fine. I have no idea what the police are investigating,” Mr. Ford said.

Before his scrum and statement, Mr. Ford walked into an area where his staff have their offices. He was accompanied by city manager Joe Pennachetti as well as the head of security. After several minutes in the staff area, the mayor returned to his office.

Mr. Christopoulos and Mr. Ransom had already had left city hall, sources told The Globe and Mail, so were not escorted out by security as happened last week when the Mayor’s chief of staff Mark Towhey was fired.

Mr. Towhey took to Twitter just minutes after news broke of the departures, saying they are “outstanding, honest & honorable professionals for whom I have enormous respect.”

Mr. Towhey was fired on Thursday after telling Mr. Ford that seeking help for his addiction was the only one way out of the mounting scandal, sources told The Globe. It has not been established that Mr. Ford has an addiction.

Mr. Towhey made the demand as pressure mounted on Mr. Ford to respond to reports of a video allegedly showing him smoking crack cocaine, a source said. The plan was to quietly put the mayor on a plane to a rehab centre and issue a statement after he was gone.

After a week of near-silence, Mr. Ford addressed allegations that he used crack cocaine in a brief statement to reporters on Friday.

“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine,” he said. “I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist.”

On Sunday, Mr. Ford went further, saying: “There’s no video, so that’s all I can say. You can’t comment on something that doesn’t exist.” He also called Toronto media “a bunch of maggots.”

During his scrum on Monday, Mr. Ford apologized to journalists for “a derogatory comment” he used on his radio show.

“I’m sure you understand that this has been a very stressful week for myself and my family but that doesn’t justify using the terminology I did,” he said.

Funny… the comments under the online article were closed.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

In Robo-calls Ruling, a Wider Spectre of Electoral Fraud Emerges

Globe and Mail

The Conservatives were hardly vindicated in the Federal Court ruling on automated-calling fraud: It may not have been a national conspiracy, but it shows a dangerous disregard for principle.

On Friday, in the so-called ‘Robo-call’ case, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that electoral fraud had indeed been committed by Conservatives in six ridings across Canada, but did not find grounds to throw out any election results and therefore dismissed the case. An appeal to the Supreme Court seems likely, especially since Federal Court Judge Robert Mosley – unusually – awarded court costs to the loser. He seems to have been making a point.

“Misleading calls about the locations of polling stations were made to electors in ridings across the country, including the subject ridings, and the purpose of those calls was to suppress the votes of electors who had indicated their voting preference in response to earlier voter identification calls,” Judge Mosley wrote. However, he added, “the voter suppression effort was geographically widespread but, apart from Guelph (Ont.), thinly scattered.”

So the finding is basically that the Robo-calls scandal of 2011 was illegal but not a national conspiracy. To anyone with experience of the inside of Canadian election machinery (about 200,000 of us every federal election), the decision is on-target but very disturbing. It should disturb every Canadian.

Your correspondent served as a Provincial Returning Officer in two Ontario general elections (2007 and 2011) and a by-election (2010). Returning Officers don’t talk much outside their circle – if only because other peoples’ eyes tend to glaze over when they do – but there is certainly a body of lore about what stunts have been pulled in which ridings in living memory and it gets swapped in the halls at training sessions.

There are ridings where certain shenanigans (yes, acts of fraud) are practically traditional. Just two anecdotes from a multitude: one party is known locally for busing in homeless people from elsewhere with something that looks enough like ID to get them past the hapless registration agents at the polls. Since thousands of people have access to voters’ lists on polling day, both in the party organizations and the returning office, keeping them out of the hands of people who may do improper things with them is nearly impossible.

In our riding, partisan relationships were very civil. Nonetheless, a year before 2011 and Robo-calls, we had ‘robo-flyers.’ Some character from some organization – we never found out who or which – peppered a large downtown housing development with misdirecting flyers on election eve. We had to strip an overstretched returning office to put people into the field to try to find all the bogus flyers and replace them with corrections. It was really picayune, but whoever did it sure had the spirit.

Apropos of which, Judge Mosley balanced his finding by noting that “the scale of the fraud has to be kept in perspective.” It’s not the scale of Robo-call that’s disturbing, though. It’s the fact that a number of – apparently midlevel – party apparatchiks felt morally empowered to do the kinds of things they apparently did, and were able to do them.

However high-tech this particular set of tricks may have been, on the face of it what the investigations were turning up appeared to be sporadic and unco-ordinated. The difference between this and all other tricks is that it was enabled by an entirely new level of technological capacity, in this case the Conservative CIMS voter database. Big Data breeds Big Power, and if the will to misuse it is there, anywhere, it will be misused.

Robo-call 2011 was probably a maverick activity. But when you line it up with other activity (like $90,000 personal cheques written to Senators, and expense-account frauds, and relentless control of ‘messaging,’ and a general take-no-prisoners approach to politics), you find a mindset that feeds on itself, is self-reinforcing – ‘we have the right to get away with whatever we can get away with and nobody can stop us’ – that has the potential to become dangerous and that no legislation or regulation can control.

No political system can exist without conventions among all major actors. The moment any actor places itself beyond convention, we are on the steep slope into anarchy.

It gets worse. As we’re increasingly finding out, ‘robo-calling’ activity falls under the broad rubric of cyber-warfare. What happened in 2011 was done ‘at home’ without benefit of hackery, but experiences since 2011 with international hacker collectives, whether based in Shanghai, or Damascus, or a kid’s basement in suburban London, show that cyber-assault knows no boundaries. At this point any major political party could have control of their database taken away from them by parties unknown anywhere on Earth and might not be any the wiser.

That’s the stuff real elections nightmares are made of.