Meet The Five Eyes Alliance: They’re Spying on You [video]

Before you get to the video, I’d like to comment on the Snowden/NSA topic.

Many claim “Edward Snowden didn’t leak anything we didn’t already know.”

That depends on who “we” is.

Whether Snowden revealed anything or not that insiders and those who’ve studied the surveillance state already knew is completely irrelevant and I’m tired of hearing it.

Snowden’s leaks—whether authentic or staged—had one huge impact we can’t ignore and that was of MAJOR importance in the awakening of Humanity:

IT MADE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA! 

Now the whole world knows what the cabal/Illuminati has been doing in that regard for decades and it opened their eyes to other things, undermined the blind faith in the American government (thanks in part to the lies from Clapper) and allowed for possibilities in other areas where citizens may need to question their view of what’s really happening in the world and why. 

It got people to question what else the government has lied about. It got people to “Rethink 911″, question who shot Kennedy, was Sandy Hook a false flag, why are they forcing gun control and a host of other suspicious propaganda.

It got many to see that war is a racket that only benefits the ruling elite.  It got thousands of people to protest the treatment of the veterans and march on Washington.

It got people to wonder what else the control freaks have in mind for us in the future and to entertain the idea that maybe we’re not just a bunch of conspiracy theorists.

It got people to devise alternative communication platforms that cannot be hacked by the NSA. It got people to draft bills to cut off utilities to NSA facilities in Maryland and Utah—and that’s just the beginning.

It’s not so much WHAT Snowden shared, but where it went, and it went where it needed to go; to the masses. It was the right information from the right source at the right time. Divine timing. None of this is an accident. 

One incident does not often in itself bring great awareness or change. It’s the synergistic sequence of related events that builds a crescendo to a massive shift in attitude and awareness—and hopefully—reform. 

Did the New World Order create their new world over night? No. They have been incrementally implementing each step as they laid it out decades, even hundreds of years ago; each phase building on the previous. Rome wasn’t built in a day, either.

Many truths have been shared with the public but it took the right one; the one that resonated with the greatest number of people to stop them in their tracks and make them ask how that could possibly be going on without their knowledge.

America was supposed to be about freedom. Suddenly people didn’t feel free any longer.

 A poll in October 2013 showed that only 19% of Americans trust the federal government.

Snowden’s actions were the catalyst for greater acts of valour that will set Earth’s people free. We needn’t diminish the importance of that selfless offering by saying we already knew all that.

Very few knew what the NSA was doing… but now they do, and because they know, they can stop it. ~ BP

And now for our feature film… from Brasscheck TV

How it works It’s illegal, theoretically, for the US to spy on its own citizens, but it’s not illegal for the UK or Canada to spy on them – and visa versa.

Meet the Five Eyes Alliance: The US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia “help” each other out by spying on each other’s citizens.

Actually activists have known about this since the 1980s (Read old issues of Covert Quarterly.) But thankfully this knowledge is now becoming common knowledge.

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NDAA 2014 Being Fast-Tracked Through Congress

Via Drake.  What are you going to do about it, America?

You know it’s no accident they are addressing this NOW, at Christmas, when people are scrambling to shop, travel, plan food, parties, and otherwise deal with all the distractions from what really matters. Americans need to call their Congressmen and demand they represent The People—or else.  ~ BP

 

NDAA 2014 Being Fast-Tracked Through Congress

The 2014 version of the National Defense Authorization Act is said to be going through congress with lightning speed. With all the controversy surrounding the dangerous provisions approved under the last 2 versions, it is no wonder that congress is attempting to fast-track this latest bill before the American people catch wind of it.

For those that recall, it was the NDAA bill for 2012 that first codified into “law” the dangerous provisions for indefinite detention without trial or even a lawyer for any person even suspected of being some type of threat to the US government. It also stipulated that members of our military could be used against its citizens in facilitating such arrests and that the accused could be held in military or foreign prisons off of our shores. It also went a step further and granted tremendously dangerous authority to a President of the United States to “legally” assassinate such individuals merely accused of supposedly being a threat to the US.

A recent article published by the New American has sounded the alarm that the 2014 version of the NDAA is currently being pushed through congress in time for a final vote before the end of the year with barely any time left for the American people to voice objections.

Section 1071 of this bill is an even further expansion of dangerous provisions. It is like a dreadful merging of NSA-acquired spying documentation fused together with the indefinite detention provisions of the Department of Defense. It authorizes a better sharing of all the illegally obtained and cataloged NSA data into a new center called the “Conflict Records Research Center”. This data referred to as “captured records” can be anything from phone records, emails, browsing history or even posts on social media sites.

This time around, one thing is for certain, no member of congress should be allowed to get away with claiming ignorance of the dangerous provisions included in this bill. The American people are much more aware of the NDAA’s provisions than they were originally, approximately 2 years ago. Members of congress voting in favor of this bill under any circumstances without the elimination of section 1071 and all other sections that virtually shred our Bill of Rights should serve as a litmus test for the 2014 elections.

No exceptions, no more excuses.

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Update on the NSA’s Surveillance and Edward Snowden

Suggest you visit Richard Presser’s blog for a comprehensive update on this and a letter from Edward Snowden directly to the people of Brazil.  Thanks, Richard. ~ BP

Richard says:

As you may know, a US Judge has ruled strongly against the NSA’s blanket surveillance, ruling it unconstitutional (it seems that still has some meaning in the US, although has mostly been skirted around).

This article from the N.Y. Times entitled A Powerful Rebuke of Mass Surveillance gets to the essence of things.

Also, Edward Snowden has recently sent an open letter to the Brazilian people, and given we hear very little directly from him, I produce it in full below. You can find it here.

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How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets

Thanks to the CE-5 Initiative on Facebook for the heads up.

This story is really well done. I think you’ll enjoy it. Until The Event, it will probably be the biggest story of the year and instrumental in waking up the general public to the appalling breach of citizen privacy on the part of the U.S. shadow government.

This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key. For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received queries from strangers. She replied to this one and sent her public key — allowing him or her to send an encrypted e-mail that only Poitras could open, with her private key — but she didn’t think much would come of it.

The stranger responded with instructions for creating an even more secure system to protect their exchanges. Promising sensitive information, the stranger told Poitras to select long pass phrases that could withstand a brute-force attack by networked computers. “Assume that your adversary is capable of a trillion guesses per second,” the stranger wrote.

Before long, Poitras received an encrypted message that outlined a number of secret surveillance programs run by the government. She had heard of one of them but not the others. After describing each program, the stranger wrote some version of the phrase, “This I can prove.”

Seconds after she decrypted and read the e-mail, Poitras disconnected from the Internet and removed the message from her computer. “I thought, O.K., if this is true, my life just changed,” she told me last month. “It was staggering, what he claimed to know and be able to provide. I just knew that I had to change everything.”

Poitras remained wary of whoever it was she was communicating with. She worried especially that a government agent might be trying to trick her into disclosing information about the people she interviewed for her documentary, including Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks. “I called him out,” Poitras recalled. “I said either you have this information and you are taking huge risks or you are trying to entrap me and the people I know, or you’re crazy.”

The answers were reassuring but not definitive. Poitras did not know the stranger’s name, sex, age or employer (C.I.A.? N.S.A.? Pentagon?). In early June, she finally got the answers. Along with her reporting partner, Glenn Greenwald, a former lawyer and a columnist for The Guardian, Poitras flew to Hong Kong and met the N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden, who gave them thousands of classified documents, setting off a major controversy over the extent and legality of government surveillance. Poitras was right that, among other things, her life would never be the same.

Greenwald lives and works in a house surrounded by tropical foliage in a remote area of Rio de Janeiro. He shares the home with his Brazilian partner and their 10 dogs and one cat, and the place has the feel of a low-key fraternity that has been dropped down in the jungle. The kitchen clock is off by hours, but no one notices; dishes tend to pile up in the sink; the living room contains a table and a couch and a large TV, an Xbox console and a box of poker chips and not much else. The refrigerator is not always filled with fresh vegetables. A family of monkeys occasionally raids the banana trees in the backyard and engages in shrieking battles with the dogs.

Glenn Greenwald, a writer for The Guardian, at home in Rio de Janeiro.
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Glenn Greenwald, a writer for The Guardian, at home in Rio de Janeiro.

Greenwald does most of his work on a shaded porch, usually dressed in a T-shirt, surfer shorts and flip-flops. Over the four days I spent there, he was in perpetual motion, speaking on the phone in Portuguese and English, rushing out the door to be interviewed in the city below, answering calls and e-mails from people seeking information about Snowden, tweeting to his 225,000 followers (and conducting intense arguments with a number of them), then sitting down to write more N.S.A. articles for The Guardian, all while pleading with his dogs to stay quiet. During one especially fever-pitched moment, he hollered, “Shut up, everyone,” but they didn’t seem to care.

Amid the chaos, Poitras, an intense-looking woman of 49, sat in a spare bedroom or at the table in the living room, working in concentrated silence in front of her multiple computers. Once in a while she would walk over to the porch to talk with Greenwald about the article he was working on, or he would sometimes stop what he was doing to look at the latest version of a new video she was editing about Snowden. They would talk intensely — Greenwald far louder and more rapid-fire than Poitras — and occasionally break out laughing at some shared joke or absurd memory. The Snowden story, they both said, was a battle they were waging together, a fight against powers of surveillance that they both believe are a threat to fundamental American liberties.

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Activists Storm Office of New York Congressman Who Voted for NSA Spying

If anyone has the guts to do this… it’s New Yorkers! I believe their activities will wake up a few people.

Activists Storm Office of Congressman Who Voted for NSA Spying

Six activists from the anti-surveillance group Restore the Fourth paid an unexpected visit to the office of a New York Congressman in protest of the vote which allowed the National Security Agency to continue collecting Americans’ phone records without a warrant.

The action is intended to call out Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and the more than 200 other members of Congress that voted down an amendment last week aimed at curtailing the NSA’s collection of domestic calling records. The group said they wouldn’t leave until Meeks apologizes for his “no” vote and commits to fighting against surveillance programs which collect data on Americans without a warrant or suspicion of wrongdoing.

Activists storm office of Congressman who voted for NSA spying

“Rep. Meeks #Voted4BigBrother and against the 4th Amendment.”

“Representative Meeks #Voted4BigBrother and against the 4th Amendment, his constituents, and the rights of every American,” said Ben Doernberg, a Restore the Fourth organizer and one of the sit-in’s participants. “Perhaps Meeks’ largest election campaign donor over the last 3 years, AT&T, which charges taxpayers $325 for every wiretap it activates, played a role in his vote.”

The group also delivered a “thank you” cake to the office of another New York Congressman, Rep. Hakim Jeffries (D-NY), who voted for the anti-spying amendment.

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Led by Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI) and John Conyers (D-MI), the amendment proposed adding language to a defense spending bill forbidding the NSA’s indiscriminate collection of phone records by limiting the program to “people suspected of involvement in a terrorist plot.” The measure received strong bipartisan support, but was narrowly defeated in a 205 to 217 vote after last-minute lobbying from the intelligence community and the Obama administration. However, the close call has demonstrated strong support for NSA reform within Congress. Recent polling also indicates a “significant shift in public opinion” on the balance between security and civil liberties following last month’s disclosures from Edward Snowden.

The sit-in was a change of tactics for Restore the Fourth, which previously organized anti-NSA rallies that took place in over 100 US cities on July 4th. Unlike those previous actions, where organizers instructed participants to not engage in “civil disobedience,” members of Restore the Fourth said they would not leave the Congressman’s office until their demands were met, and broadcasted the event on Ustream while taking questions on Reddit.

The group says its next rally will be held on August 4th as part of “1984 Day” in New York City’s Bryant Park.

Update [3:50pm]: Rep. Meeks has delayed his flight to Washington, DC and is now meeting with members of Restore the Fourth.

Update [5:15pm]: It looks like Restore the Fourth at least got the discussion they wanted. The group has decided to leave Rep. Meeks office after an “intense 20-minute debate,” and should be posting a video of their meeting shortly.

“I do not believe we’ve had a violation of the Fourth Amendment as interpreted by the courts thus far,” said Rep. Meeks during his meeting with the Reddit-based group this afternoon. He emphasized the importance of the FISA courts which issue the recurring surveillance orders, but wouldn’t comment specifically on whether he believes the process comports with the text of the Fourth Amendment, which requires a warrant to specify the persons or places to be searched, and the things to be seized.

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White House Freaks Out over Online Petition to Charge Sen. Feinstein with Treason Reaching 50,000 Votes

It’s interesting to see the petitions The People are initiating these days. It shows the natives are restless.

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” ~ Vesta M. Kelly

But really, what is the point in quibbling over this petition when the government/FBI/CIA/military do whatever the hell they want to innocent citizens and pay no attention to the Constitution anyway? THAT is where the lawless begins and if we eliminated THAT issue, The People wouldn’t feel the need to have equivalent fire power to protect themselves from a treasonous government. Besides, we need something that can take down those dratted drones and shoot out the cameras that spy on us.

A petition to charge Dianne Feinstein with treason that has gotten nearly 50,000 signatures is causing a bit of heartburn in Obama’s White House forcing team Obama to come to Di Fi’s defense.

One of the somewhat silly things that team Obama did when it came to office was to set up a website where Americans could float petitions filled with ideas and issues that they want Obama to address. Now, in theory this idea sounds great. But in practice, Obama just ignores all these things. But they do offer an interesting story from time to time.

White House Freaks Out Over Online Petition To Charge Sen

A recent petition offers one of those stories. It is the petition to charge California Senator Dianne Feinstein with treason for her constant attacks on the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment in particular.

The strength of the petition has caused Obama to come to Feinstein’s defense. Ah, schadenfreude.

The anti-DiFi petition was created in December of last year and only five months later it had gained nearly 50,000 signatures. The fifty thousand mark is where Obama’s perpetual political campaign/White House staff have said that they will publicly address an issue directly.

The Petition

Here is the text of the petition:

Try Senator Dianne Feinstein in a Federal Court For Treason To The Constitution

The Constitution was written to restrain the government. No amendment is more important for this purpose than the 2nd amendment. The 2nd amendment was written so the power could be kept with the citizenry in the face of a tyrannical government. It was well understood the Constitution acknowledged certain rights that could not be limited by government.

Senator Dianne Feinstein has made it clear she does not believe in the Constitution or the inalienable rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. She is actively working to destroy the 2nd amendment with her 2013 assault weapons ban. For this reason we the people of the united States petition for her to be tried in Federal Court for treason to the Constitution.

By the end of May the petition had 41,162 signatures. If you want to sign, see the petition HERE.

We all know how Feinstein hates guns, of course. Remember this… (see the video)

Anyway, even though the petition has not quite hit the 50 thou mark, team Obama felt compelled to answer to DiFi’s critics.

Here is what the White House said to petitioners:

Where We Agree and Where We Don’t

We don’t believe that Senator Dianne Feinstein should be punished for championing legislation. In fact, we’re going to continue to work with her and other like-minded Members of Congress to put in place commonsense reforms to reduce gun violence.

But we’re willing to have a reasonable debate about the steps we should take to make the country safer for our kids.

And it actually seems like we’re starting from a place of common agreement: Like many of you, President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms.

That’s never been in question with this discussion. What we’ve proposed are steps within the framework of that constitutional right to protect our communities from shootings and violence. If you want to see the specifics of our plan, you should visit WhiteHouse.gov/NowIsTheTime.

Now generally, it’s up to our courts to resolve matters of constitutionality. But no less an authority than Justice Antonin Scalia has written, “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose” — so we’re pretty confident that we’re on solid ground when we say we support Senator Feinstein’s legislation to that effect.

We also believe that there’s room for a civil discourse on matters of public policy — where we don’t try to silence our political opponents just because we disagree with them. In America, all of us, even those with whom you disagree, have the right to help to set our nation’s course.

Which is exactly why we created the We the People platform. Even if you disagree with everything you just read, we want you to walk away from this process with knowledge that we’re doing our best to listen — even to our harshest critics.

Apparently the White House feels that insulting our intelligence by claiming that Obama respects the Second Amendment and the U.S. Constitution is the way to go, eh?

But, Obama is just as bad a liar and demagogue about guns as DiFi, so it shouldn’t be surprising that he is running to her support.

It is also a bit disingenuous to claim that DiFi is just doing her duty as a lawmaker, too. She tried this failed gun ban business back in 1995 and dozens of times since. With as many times as she’s tried and failed to get the Second Amendment nullified with un-Constitutional federal laws one would think that her lawless agenda would be pretty clear by now.

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Truther Scotty Walker Arrested for Exposing Truth about Sandy Hook & The Power of Bloggers [videos]

Well, they warned us, didn’t they? Top cop Vance said anyone sharing information counter to what the police said went down in Sandy Hook would be arrested. Now they’re making an example of the first one.

Please share this. Free speech is still a constitutional right in America. (Thanks, Richard)

And if you have any doubts about the power of bloggers and the Internet to effect change, take a look at this brief video from an ex-CIA asset telling it like it is. (Thanks, One People Canada)

“Bloggers, not informants, are key. If you bloggers self-organize and attach yourself like leaches to specific issues, corporations, organizations, challenges—whatever—you will be the intelligence minutemen of this century. The power is in your hands. There aren’t enough guns to kill us all and Haliburton can’t build the jails fast enough to keep us down.” Blog that.

Local Sheriffs Obliged to Protect Americans’ Guns

A high-profile former sheriff who once sued the U.S. government over its gun regulations – and won – says it’s the local sheriff who will have to defend Americans when and if the feds start banning and confiscating guns.

Richard Mack, a former sheriff in Graham County, Ariz., joined with then-Ravalli County Sheriff Jay Printz in a lawsuit against Washington when Bill Clinton demanded sheriffs enforce provisions of the Brady Bill gun-control law.

He won. And since then he’s been at the front of a movement that highlights the responsibility of local sheriffs.

Now, as Washington gears up to consider imperious plans to limit guns, require fingerprinting and registration, impose additional taxes and fees, ban particular features or functions outright, and even confiscate weapons of self-defense, Mack has told WND that there’s hope remaining in local law enforcement.

It’s not complicated, he said.

“Gun control is illegal, and it’s against the Constitution,” he said. “What people don’t realize is that the Second Amendment was designed to protect us from the power of the federal government.”

He said he would expect sheriffs across the country to defend the rights of ordinary Americans.

“I hope and pray America’s sheriffs won’t allow any more gun control,” Mack said. “The sheriffs need to be united in letting the federal government know that we’re not going to allow it.

“In the ’90s when I was the sheriff of Graham County, Ariz., we worked with other sheriffs and stopped two or three Brady Bills,” he recalled, a fight that he’s been detailing in seminars with sheriffs.

He said the office is critical, as it’s not only in law enforcement, but also is elected directly by the people.

“Out of 200 sheriffs with whom I’ve met, I’ve only had one give me a wishy-washy answer. That one said he would try to take the federal government to court,” Mack said. “Most of them have said they would lay down their lives first rather than allow any more federal control. They also said they would do everything they could to stop gun control and gun confiscation.”

Alan Stang at News With Views wrote about another battle Mack encountered while sheriff. A bridge had washed out and parents were driving children 26 miles to school, which physically was located only half a mile across a river.

The county decided the fix the bridge and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned that an environmental study alone would take 10 years. Mack promised to provide protection for the workers, and said he’d call out a posse if needed.

The bridge was built.

Stang wrote about other close encounter between sheriffs and the feds:

Find out who is working to aid Barack Obama in the destruction of the 2nd Amendment, in “America Disarmed.”

“In 1997, in Nye County, Nev., federal agents arrived to seize cattle that belonged to rancher Wayne Hage. The sheriff gave them a choice: skedaddle or be arrested. They skedaddled. … In Idaho, a 74-year-old rancher shot an endangered gray wolf which had killed one of his calves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent three armed agents to serve a warrant. Lemhi County Sheriff Brett Barslou said that was ‘inappropriate, heavy-handed and dangerously close to excessive force.’ More than 500 people turned out for a rally in the small towns of Challis and Salmon to support the sheriff and the rancher and to tell the federal government to back off.”

Mack, who’s written “The Magic of Gun Control,” said if there is an actual specific plan to start taking Americans’ weapons, he expects a response.
“If the federal government wants to start a new Civil War, all they need to do is go ahead with gun confiscation,” Mack said.

Just a day earlier, WND reported that Firearms Coalition Executive Director Jeff Knox said Second Amendment supporters aren’t planning negotiations with Obama over gun control.

“We are not going to back down. We are not going to give in. And we are not going to concede one more inch,” Knox said.

He was responding to questions about America’s response to plans like those from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to demand gun registration, bans and fingerprinting in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.

“Unfortunately, the president and other anti-rights politicians are not doing anything to keep what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary from happening again,” he said. “Instead they are going after law-abiding gun owners and targeting commonly owned firearms and ammunition feeding devices. Their proposed restrictions on these items would have had no impact on what happened at Sandy Hook, and, if passed, would not stop the next craven murderer from wreaking just as much havoc and destruction.”

Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt shares Mack’s opinion.

“The county sheriffs need to act and make new deputies to stop federal authority in the counties,” Pratt told WND. “This is a defensible idea. He can deputize people to serve since they are the ones who voted for him to represent them. A lot of citizens would stand up for their Second Amendment rights if they were protected by the sheriff.”

He cited a move that already is surging among states to adopt laws and use the Tenth Amendment to curb federal activity. The Tenth Amendment simply reserves to the states and the people all responsibilities not specifically assigned to Washington in the Constitution.

Pratt noted the move that over the past few years has seen eight states adopt laws that exempt firearms made, sold and kept in the state from federal oversight. The federal government has taken the issue to court, where it remains at this point.

“A number of states are passing laws that use the Tenth Amendment to curb federal control. Their law says that if a gun is made in the state and sold in the state, that the federal government has no control over it,” Pratt said.

He provided additional examples of what already has resulted from sheriffs’ disputes with the feds.

“In Elkhart County, Ind., there was a farmer who produced raw milk. The Department of Justice was investigating the farmer and was trying to shut down the farm,” Pratt said. “Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers defended the farmer by saying that without a warrant signed by a judge and without probable cause, they had no jurisdiction to investigate the farmer within his jurisdiction of Elkhart County.”

“Rogers said that if they didn’t leave, he would arrest them. The DoJ threatened to arrest him, but Rogers sent his deputies to defend the farmer,” Pratt said. “The feds have had to back off.”

He also said local officials in New Mexico burned trees from a small parcel of federal land to halt a raging forest fire.

“The sheriff is the chief officer in the county even on federal land if the land is in the county,” Pratt said.

But Washington is not idle. Barack Obama said he will put the weight of his office behind gun control, and Feinstein even has proposed a federal gun buyback program that has been endorsed by about 40 members of Congress.

Feinstein’s dedication to eliminating the Second Amendment is unquestioned.

The California Democrat was one of sponsors of the so-called “Brady Bill,” the 1995 “assault weapons” ban. Faced with the limitations placed in the version that was making its way through Congress, Feinstein said, “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up every gun in America, Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in.”

Mack, who is also the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, said Feinstein is a “polimagician,” a political leader who believes his or her policies will work magic for their constituents.

“They think they’re special and better than everyone else. Feinstein’s [own] concealed carry permit is the product of this elitist attitude,” Mack said. He said Congress and Obama simply are loading their political agenda onto the backs of the victims of Sandy Hook.

He said gun control through history produces one result: “Genocide.” Pratt warned that Washington’s strategy will accomplish nothing but creating vast new ranks of felons in America.

“A lot of Americans spend an awful lot of money on these guns. I don’t think there will be very many who will willingly accept $200 for a gun that they paid $500 to $1,000 for,” Pratt said.

The last two major gun rights cases that went before the U.S. Supreme Court were decided in favor of gun rights, and as a followup the Second Amendment Foundation has been taking on local and state restrictions.

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Environmental Destruction Imminent – Harper Government Unloads a Flurry of Illegal & Unconstitutional Legislation

Native enbridge pipeline

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has passed legislation to let China’s China National Offshore Oil Corporation buy to Nexen. This takeover deal among other things puts three to six billion barrels of tar sands oil in CNOOC’s hands, would create devastating global climate effects if CNOOC exploits Nexen’s reserves to their fullest extent.

Canada has also legally exited the Kyoto Protocol just today, as well as already removed the protection of over 2 million lakes and rivers – allowing tar sands development anywhere.

And the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) international treaty passed and can come into effect at any given moment without notice. CNOOC will be able to sue Canadian governments in tribunals if our governments do anything to counter its growing interests, including common sense environmental protections and job creation efforts. Keep in mind that more than 130 First Nations have signed the Save The Fraser Declaration banning Enbridge Pipeline in their territories.

And the most damaging piece of legislation is the omnibus Bill C-45, the Federal Government vacates jurisdiction over waters, parks, fisheries, etc – and no longer has the responsibility and duty to consult First Nations concerning land development as legally required in our Treaties. It also gives power to decide fate of individual First Nations – even in Treaty Territory.

These new bills (there are several more to come) legally strip us of our legally binding treaty rights, which the Canadian government has no legal jurisdiction to alter or change. Bill C-45 is an unconstitutional bill which illegally alters long standing treaties between our two sovereign nations, effectively ending them along with our sovereign nation status. Not only does this drastically affect First Nation’s people, it also directly affects all North Americans and future generations – causing irreparable damage to the environment and its inhabitants.

The Idle No More movement which protests these undemocratic changes has spread via social media, and has garnered around 80% sheer hatred toward us for ‘complaining about treaties and free money’ when we should be ‘working and paying taxes like everyone else’.

Even though we’ve tried to reason with some of these individuals by explaining the above information to them, most don’t change their views out of spite. So alerting the Canadian public to hopefully garner support to sway the bill is out of the question for us.

Bill C-45 receives Royal Assent on Monday, which could signal the last time I can email you anything regarding this (as it can be construed as illegal under the new FIPA treaty which can go in effect at any moment without notice, and my band could be sued and be forced to pay crippling fees for months).

I and my sovereign Nation are urgently asking for your help. We need your help to alert and inform the international community and bring in sanctions against the Harper government for these numerous illegal and unconstitutional attacks on our environment and sovereign nation… it’s our only hope to protect this great land and future generations.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” ~  Edmund Burke

Sincerely,

Dallas Courchene

References:

http://www.ccbc.com/2012/12/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-canada-china-fipa-for-canadian-investors-operating-in-china/

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20121214/KAMLOOPS0303/121219905/-1/kamloops03/fearing-worst-if-fipa-signed-with-china

http://www.facebook.com/notes/robert-animikii-horton/breakin-it-down-here-are-some-of-the-new-bill-features-and-just-how-treaties-bre/10151195812301025

http://canadians.org/blog/?p=18535

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16165033

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/18/pol-navigable-waters-protection-budget-bill.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16165033

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2012/12/cnooc-nexen-takeover-china-plays-chess-harper-plays-checkers

http://www.timminspress.com/2012/12/14/protesting-for-a-voice-to-be-heard-in-ottawa

http://www.savethefraser.ca

Dallas Courchene has been working toward creating positive social renewal for First Nation’s people and Canadian society for over 10 years.

His suggestions on how to create prosperity for and empower the First Nation’s people inspired US Congressman Dennis Kucinich to invite Dallas to sit beside him and speak at the 1st International Round Table Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge event in the May of 2010. His ideas and efforts have led him to other influential people such as Mark Victor Hansen (co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series), Virgin Mobile founder Richard Branson, and presidents of social renewal agencies internationally – testament to the impact and effectiveness of his forward-thinking perspective.

Dallas continues to find innovative ways to create prosperity for his people, and looks to bring positive change within the fabric of society.

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Supreme Court Dockets Income Tax Challenge

Drake advised that  Federal taxes will be eliminated after The Event at some point—but not some of the State taxes. Income tax is a Federal tax and it looks like it’s legality is being called into question. Anything unconstitutional will go the way of the do-do bird.

A Colorado man’s challenge to the IRS says that wages don’t count.

The government calls those who argue that the income tax has no legal foundation, “tax protesters” and labels their arguments “frivolous.” And usually
judges toss their arguments out of court, and assess them court costs on top of taxes, interest and penalties; and sometimes even threaten them if they
file further cases.

But now the U.S. Supreme Court — the nine judges who sit on the bench in Washington by virtue of their selection by presidents and confirmation by the
U.S. Senate — has docketed exactly that type of case. (also page 3)

No. 12-6169
Jeffrey Thomas Maehr, Petitioner
v.
Commission of Internal Revenue
Docketed: September 11, 2012

The results? Who knows, considering the radical arguments offered by the pro se plaintiff, Jeffrey Thomas Maehr, a Colorado chiropractor who has been
involved in a number of business ventures, including PureHealthSystems.

Among Maehr’s contentions is that while the government has the legal authority to tax, the Internal Revenue Service has used “unlawful, unconstitutional, unfair and biased” manipulations to assess income taxes on that which is not income – essentially salaries and wages.

Basing his argument on 10 years’ worth of research into tax law, he concludes that salaries and wages are the result of the mutual agreement
among participants to exchange labor for money – and that’s not income.

Income, he said, is the increased value of an asset, such as interest on money in a bank account, which can be subjected to income tax.

He says his arguments repeatedly have been tossed from courthouses —in his case, nine times over the years — and he’s anxious to see what the
Supreme Court justices may decide.

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