Swine Flu Could Crash Net, Let Us Control It, Say Feds
Pig plague could crash interwebs, say US feds
DHS bandwidth rationing?
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get more from this author
Posted in Data Networking, 28th October 2009 06:02 GMT
A severe outbreak of the H1N1 pandemic could overwhelm internet providers' capacity, according to a report submitted Monday, which called on Department of Homeland Security officials to develop contingency plans to avert such a crisis.
"Concerns exist that a more severe pandemic outbreak than 2009's could cause large numbers of people staying home to increase their internet use and overwhelm internet providers' network capacities," according to the report, which was prepared by the US Government Accountability Office.
It went on to warn that the congestion might be so acute that stock brokers and other securities market employees would be unable to telework from home. The authors said the DHS, which is responsible for making sure critical networks remain operational during emergencies, needs to consider ways to mitigate the threat and held out the rationing of customer bandwidth or the blocking of websites as possibilities.
"Private Internet providers have limited ability to prioritize traffic or take other actions that could assist critical teleworkers," the report stated. "Some actions, such as reducing customers' transmission speeds or blocking popular Web sites, could negatively impact e-commerce and require government authorization. However, DHS has not developed a strategy to address potential Internet congestion or worked with federal partners to ensure that sufficient authorities to act exist."
The authors also floated a possible "campaign to obtain public cooperation to reduce nonessential internet use to relieve congestion."
By contrast, networks used by security exchanges would most likely survive because they generally bypass the public internet...SOURCE @ The Register.co.uk
20 Main Points Of Sheen Open Letter
Twenty Minutes with the President
Reported by Charlie Sheen
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he was out promoting his health care reform initiative. I requested 30 minutes given the scope and detail of my inquiry; they said I could have 20. Twenty minutes, 1200 seconds, not a lot of time to question the President about one of the most important events in our nation’s history. The following is a transcript of our remarkable discussion.
Charlie Sheen – Good afternoon Mr. President, thank you so much for taking time out of your demanding schedule.
President Barack Obama – My pleasure, the content of your request seemed like something I should carve out a few minutes for.
CS – I should point out that I voted for you, as your promises of hope and change, transparency and accountability, as well as putting government back into the hands of the American people, struck an emotional chord in me that I hadn’t felt in quite some time, perhaps ever.
PBO – And I appreciate that Charlie. Big fan of the show, by the way.
CS – Sir, I can’t imagine when you might find the time to actually watch my show given the measure of what you inherited.
PBO – I have it Tivo’d on Air Force One. Nice break from the traveling press corps. (He glances at his watch) not to be abrupt or to rush you, but you have 19 minutes left.
CS – I’ll take that as an invitation to cut to the chase.
PBO – I’m all ears. Or so I’ve been told.
CS – Sir, in the very near future we will be experiencing our first 9/11 anniversary with you as Commander in Chief.
PBO – Yes. A very solemn day for our Nation. A day of reflection and yet a day of historical consciousness as well.
CS – Very much so sir, very much so indeed…. Now; In researching your position regarding the events of 9/11 and the subsequent investigation that followed, am I correct to understand that you fully support and endorse the findings of the commission report otherwise known as the ‘official story’?...cont'd @ Infowars.com
Vaccine Refusers Labeled Extremists In UK
England Chief Medical Officer Calls H1N1 Vaccine Resistors “Extremists”
Comments ignorant of public backlash against swine flu shot
Friday, Oct 30, 2009
The Chief Medical Officer in England has described those who are speaking out against the mass swine flu vaccination campaign as “extremists”.
The comment made by Sir Liam Donaldson, the government’s senior advisor on health matters, was highlighted in a Times of London article today.
“We have had a lot of unfair public criticism and attacks in an attempt to scare people about a vaccine that’s potentially life-saving,” Donaldson said in reference to anti-vaccination posters depicting the H1N1 shot as a “weapon of mass destruction”.
“We have seen it before with vaccines like MMR [the combined jab for measles, mumps and rubella], and now extremists are doing the same thing again.” he added.
Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Health Secretary added:
“Vaccination is our best defence against this virus and I urge everyone who is in the priority groups to accept the vaccine when invited to do so.”
Donaldson’s remarks are ill thought out considering the fact that senior neurologists have voiced concerns over the adjuvants in the H1N1 flu vaccine and the fact that it has been rushed through safety procedures, with manufacturers provided with blanket immunity from potential lawsuits.
In addition, multiple opinion polls have revealed that half of GPs in Britain have severe reservations and doubts over the safety of the shot.
A much larger Nursing Times magazine poll in August also found that 30% of all frontline nurses said they would refuse to be immunized, with another 33% saying they were unsure over the vaccine.
50% of pregnant women in the UK have also said they will refuse the vaccine.
No matter, apparently the government believes you are an “extremist” if you don’t shut up and take it.
Donaldson’s comment is also especially relevant in the wake of news that police in Britain have defined political activism as “domestic extremism” and are treating people who attend demonstrations as criminals, cataloguing them on multiple national databases.
Obama Blocks Release of Sexual Torture Pics
Obama signs law blocking release of torture photos
By Daniel Tencer
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 -- 8:06 pm
President Barack Obama received a great deal of media attention on Wednesday for signing a historic hate-crimes bill into law. But, on the same day, the US president also signed a Homeland Security spending bill that received far less attention, even though it effectively blocks efforts by activists to reveal photos of detainee abuse in US custody.
"We are disappointed that the president has signed a law giving the Defense Department the authority to hide evidence of its own misconduct, and we hope the defense secretary will not take advantage of that authority by suppressing photos related to the abuse of prisoners," Jameel Jaffer, national security director for the ACLU, said in a statement....cont'd @ The RawStory.com
Will We See A Ron Paul Bid For The Presidency In 2012
Speculation Mounts Over Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Bid
Alex Jones “completely confident” Texan Congressman will lead grass roots resistance against new world order agenda by running for President
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, October 29, 2009
CNN and the L.A. Times are speculating that Congressman Ron Paul may be about to announce that he will run for President in 2012 following the revelation that the Texan will speak at rallies in two key early caucus states next month.
Paul will visit the key early primary state of South Carolina on Nov. 9 to give a speech on “the future of individual liberty and the importance of the U.S. Constitution” at the University of South Carolina. He then moves on to Iowa, another key early presidential battleground, on Nov. 13 to speak to students at Iowa State University....cont'd @ PrisonPlanet.com
Seattle, UW Police Concerned over Competition Providing a Common Sense Solution Free of Charge
Students carry concealed weapons in response to U-District crime
By Lexie Krell
October 27, 2009
UW senior Stanley Luong has a concealed-pistol permit and carries a handgun.
Stanley Luong displays the Kel Tek PF-9 9 mm Luger pistol he carries with him for protection. Concealed weapon permits, like Luong’s, can be obtain from the Seattle Police Department.
Senior Stanley Luong walks down the Ave yesterday with a concealed handgun. Luong has been robbed four times and carries a handgun for protection.
The scar on the forehead of Stanley Luong remains as evidence of the pistol whipping he received during the strong-arm robbery of his residence in the U-District last year.
He has also been robbed on four different occasions.
Luong’s personal experience with robbery and crime in the U-District led him to create the Facebook group “University of Washington Campus Vigilantes,” with the intent to patrol the Ave with other students who had also obtained concealed-pistol permits.
“After something like that happens to you, you get really paranoid … and having a gun helps you move on,” Luong said. “You feel safer … like you’re in control of the situation or have some control if something happens.”...cont'd @ The Daily UW.com
Micheal Moore: The Phoney Radicalism Of
The Phony Radicalism of Michael Moore
By Sheldon Richman
With phony radicals like Michael Moore around, the ruling elite has nothing to worry about.
The filmmaker likes to pose as a radical critic of the status quo, but he isn’t. All the evidence you need is in his latest documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story. Sure, he rails against home foreclosures, bank bailouts, low wages, other real and imagined problems, but his solution would not disturb the sleep of any big banker, corporate bigwig, or political big shot.
The tipoff comes right at the beginning of the movie. He paints an idyllic picture of life in America in the 1950s. His father worked for a big auto company, through which the family got free medical and dental care. All was well. He realizes that a major reason things were so good was that the U.S. military had destroyed Japan’s and Germany’s competitive industrial bases in World War II. But the dominance was great while it lasted. It was a time when an alliance of big government, big business, and big labor ruled the roost. The military-industrial complex was thriving. That seems fine with Moore, which puts him in the camp of the corporatists of Franklin Roosevelt’s Brain Trust, who thought free markets and competition among independent firms were passé. The new world required big monolithic entities that sat down together and worked things out nicely. The spirit of Mussolini hovered over all of it.
Of course, Moore blasts Wall Street because it got all that taxpayer bailout money and is not being held accountable for it. That is worth getting mad about. But how would he feel if the money had been given with lots of conditions and regulations? He might have liked that....cont'd @ The Campaign For Liberty.com
FBI Has The Tattoo Shops Snitching
FBI Demands Tattoo Shops Rat On Customers
October 31, 2009
Are you in the market for a patriotic tattoo, maybe the Gadsden flag? Forget about it. Unless you want the local tattoo artist to inform on you.
The FBI, in league with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (part of the Department of Justice), has launched a program that harks back to East Germany’s Stasi.
In Philadelphia, the FBI has instructed tattoo shops to rat out their customers if they demand privacy, insist on paying with cash, engage in “suspicious behavior,” make “anti-US” comments, or request tattoos that are “extremist symbols.”
According to the MIAC report, the Gadsden flag is a “militia symbol.” The Department of Homeland Security’s Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment report characterizes militias as “white supremacists,” domestic terrorists and a threat to the president. MIAC is part of the federal “fusion” effort now underway around the country....cont'd @ PrisonPlanet.com
Detroit: Poster Child For Planned Collapse
The Collapse of Detroit: Ground Zero for the Globalist’s Deindustrialization Agenda
October 30, 2009
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, 1992
It’s a history where the bankers have embedded themselves into the economy, building up infrastructure for a time, then bringing down the system within the United States in concert with the international economic warfare and the rise of global government.
It’s the collapse of Detroit, and like the Great Depression of the 20th Century, the looming Greater Depression of the 21st Century, and the collapse of Building 7 and the Twin Towers, it was a staged collapse. This stage of the game is De-industrialization.
Inside this agenda is a plan for global government to emerge from the ashes of the once great United States and for the era of national sovereignty itself to subside. To achieve their goal, an economic squeeze is placed upon the nation and environmental pretexts are being used to strangle independence and viability– in America it has been the NAFTA, GATT, WTO and United Nations treaties that have wrecked her integrity and pillaged her productiveness.
A subsequent volume of ‘Fall of the Republic’ will further detail the staged-collapse of America’s economy, and Detroit is the most-detailed ground analysis yet undertaken by the Infowars team in preparation and research for the film. As this video of Detroit shows, its decline began in the Late 1950s and early 1960s with the collapse of the Packard Plant. We witnessed boarded-up abandoned houses, cities being reclaimed by nature and ethnic demography hardening into areas divided into sub-cultures and readied for control through community demagogues.
A key agent of the Rockefeller family, Dr. Richard Day, the National Medical Director of the Rockefeller-sponsored Planned Parenthood, told a meeting in March 1969 that American industry will be sabotaged and shown to be uncompetitive. He said:
“The stated plan was that different parts of the world would be assigned different roles of industry and commerce in a unified global system. The continued preeminence of the United States and the relative independence and self-sufficiency of the United States would have to be changed… in order to create a new structure, you first have to tear down the old, and American industry was one example of that.”
“Each part of the world will have a specialty and thus become inter-dependent, he said. The US will remain a center for agriculture, high tech, communications, and education but heavy industry would be “transported out.”
This is Agenda 21 in action—the agenda for the 21st Century as set by the globalists who run the United Nations and other key international mechanisms. The bankers most assuredly created the crisis now underway:
Across the street from the Ford Piquette plant where the first industrial assembly line for mass-production was born, we talked to locals riding through on their bikes in the crisp of fall. Up the block, old Packards were buried under fall leaves on the side of the overpass. One guy looked out of a job, his clothes were disheveled and I wondered whether or not he might be homeless (he wasn’t). After he began to rattle off a short history of the development of the engine valves, he told me that he was formerly a master technician in one of the plants. Now, only a relative fraction of those jobs remain.
Schemes for ‘planned obsolescence’ and other changes in the big Auto sector contributed to a competitive disadvantage in a market that became increasingly globalized and vulnerable to the low wage workers set-up to take over production. Not only the Auto Sector itself, but the wide array of related and complimentary industry was hit. Part makers and sub-contractors all saw their jobs evaporated overseas. That meant not only competition with low-wage Third World nations (via “that giant sucking sound” Ross Perot warned about), but it also meant wrestling with the nebulous global octopus sucking out the heart of America through treaties, trade agreements, debt instruments, loans, aid and more all controlled through binding international vehicles such as the IMF.
Today, Detroit looks like a war zone. The slowly rotting corpse of what had been America’s backbone, the leading city in the industrial “Rust Belt.” Today, those cities are on the decline and scheduled to be bulldozed, shrunk and returned to nature. Detroit, Flint, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Memphis. These centers of production and high-wage working class jobs are now collapsing in every sense. Their city governments are broke. Foreclosures range around 1 in 5 in the worst areas. Neighbors are in decline. The last jobs are about to go.
* A d v e r t i s e m e n t
* featured stories The Collapse of Detroit: Ground Zero for the Globalists Deindustrialization Agenda
One local told us about the recent suicide of the head of a failed plant in the Del Ray neighborhood inside Detroit. The factories jobs had been lost and unemployment benefits were about to run out. As an outsider, it was becoming difficult to keep track of the many former factories, standing as relics. I wasn’t clear about the details of the scenario, but the desperation seemed to underscore the worst parts of the Great Depression many hoped was gone for good. Many areas, including the collapsed pillars on the top floor of the Packard plant, literally resemble Roman ruins. It is a study of what once was, a city based on an abortive concept. Detroit is frozen in decline, the post-industrial society has fully sunk in. Slow death since the onset of globalization had atrophied a sector once poised as a boon of wealth.
It’s not a question in Detroit of the price of socialist management or the folly of capitalism’s greed. Big Auto could have been easily saved, just as the home foreclosures could have been stopped. Instead, Washington turned over all financial control and gave out trillions to Wall Street and foreign, globalists-owned banks. The distinction is the intentional shedding of an entire productive sector by the same Robber Baron class who raised up American industry, bled it over the alter of the global economy and looted its assets, drying up its labor opportunities, and leaving a shell for historians to study and thrill seekers to marvel at.
President Obama, while publicly positioning himself as a supporter of middle class workers, privately worked to destroy unions, cut benefits and bust opposition. His promises to renegotiate NAFTA were exposed during the 2008 campaign as mere “campaign rhetoric” after economic advisor Austan Goolsbee told Canadian officials that no real “change” would take place. Denials from the Obama camp were made, but Canadian officials reconfirmed that these statements were made.
Now, under the auspices of climate change policies and sustainability efforts, including emissions cuts, fuel standards and other ‘green’ production requirements, Detroit Auto is forced to be competitive within the confines of lower performance, higher cost green chic designs. The public has proved less than enthusiastic about these measures. The government-owned GM and Chrysler will be shells of their former selves, and Ford will be forced to tow the line and face the danger of being handed off piecemeal to firms like Italy’s Fiat, a company deeply embedded in the Bilderberg group which has long worked to dominate in unified, no barrier common-markets.
Experts featured in ‘Fall of the Republic’ have explained that the biggest key to Detroit Auto’s collapse was the parasitical investment banking structure. Although CEO and corporate greed factors in to problems auto has had, targeted de-competitiveness and the weight of ill-advised leveraged and derivative-based assets are what brought auto down.
William K. Black, former bank regulator, trader Max Keiser and historian Webster Tarpley all explain how the firewall between investment and commercial banking that was set-up under the Glass Steagall Act in the wake of the Great Depression was destroyed by then-Clinton, now-Obama financial goons Larry Summers and Robert Rubin
Max Keiser, Alan Watt and John Perkins explain how public projects were shifted from public good measures and converted into vehicles for the transfer of publicly held assets to private hands. Bought-and-paid politicians in all countries of the world have been involved in deregulating and privatizing water and utility services, they have handed over land seized through imminent domain to partner companies and looted the pensions and public welfare systems. In short, the takeover by elites– including royalty, robber barons, Wall Street and environmental organizations– has indeed taken over the economy through the current economic crisis.
Foreclosures nationwide are expected to go suddenly from 1 million homes to 6 million homes. Detroit, Flint and the others are canaries in the coalmine, in terms of the American economic landscape.
As ‘Fall of the Republic’ details, and key subjects in the film, including Gerald Celente, detail: a nation producing almost nothing, importing nearly everything and printing money based on nothing is one scheduled for collapse and subject to reintegration into the global structure.
The sound of the circling IMF vultures loom overhead; its target has weakened. It has stopped moving and collapsed on the floor. If it doesn’t get back up soon, it never will. This is America’s last chance...cont'd @ Infowars.com
Coincidence Theories of 911
The Coincidence Theorists Guide to 9/11 by Roy for CastleWell Airport Blog
That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people, and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we're talking about.
That intelligence agencies, financiers, terrorists and narco-criminals have a long history together is well established, but the Nugan Hand Bank, BCCI, Banco Ambrosiano, the P2 Lodge, the CIA/Mafia anti-Castro/Kennedy alliance, Iran/Contra and the rest were a long time ago, so there's no need to rehash all that. That was then, this is now!
That Jonathan Bush's Riggs Bank has been found guilty of laundering terrorist funds and fined a US-record $25 million must embarrass his nephew George, but it's still no justification for leaping to paranoid conclusions.
That George Bush's brother Marvin sat on the board of the Kuwaiti-owned company which provided electronic security to the World Trade Centre, Dulles Airport and United Airlines means nothing more than you must admit those Bush boys have done alright for themselves.
That George Bush found success as a businessman only after the investment of Osama's brother Salem and reputed al Qaeda financier Khalid bin Mahfouz is just one of those things – one of those crazy things.
That Osama bin Laden is known to have been an asset of US foreign policy in no way implies he still is.
That al Qaeda was active in the Balkan conflict, fighting on the same side as the US as recently as 1999, while the US protected its cells, is merely one of history's little aberrations.
The claims of Michael Springman, State Department veteran of the Jeddah visa bureau, that the CIA ran the office and issued visas to al Qaeda members so they could receive training in the United States, sound like the sour grapes of someone who was fired for making such wild accusations.
That one of George Bush's first acts as President, in January 2001, was to end the two-year deployment of attack submarines which were positioned within striking distance of al Qaeda's Afghanistan camps, even as the group's guilt for the Cole bombing was established, proves that a transition from one administration to the next is never an easy task.
That so many influential figures in and close to the Bush White House had expressed, just a year before the attacks, the need for a "new Pearl Harbor" before their militarist ambitions could be fulfilled, demonstrates nothing more than the accidental virtue of being in the right place at the right time.
That the company PTECH, founded by a Saudi financier placed on America's Terrorist Watch List in October 2001, had access to the FAA's entire computer system for two years before the 9/11 attack, means he must not have been such a threat after all.
That whistleblower Indira Singh was told to keep her mouth shut and forget what she learned when she took her concerns about PTECH to her employers and federal authorities, suggests she lacked the big picture. And that the Chief Auditor for JP Morgan Chase told Singh repeatedly, as she answered questions about who supplied her with what information, that "that person should be killed," suggests he should take an anger management seminar.
That on May 8, 2001, Dick Cheney took upon himself the job of co-ordinating a response to domestic terror attacks even as he was crafting the administration's energy policy which bore implications for America's military, circumventing the established infrastructure and ignoring the recommendations of the Hart-Rudman report, merely shows the VP to be someone who finds it hard to delegate.
That the standing order which covered the shooting down of hijacked aircraft was altered on June 1, 2001, taking discretion away from field commanders and placing it solely in the hands of the Secretary of Defense, is simply poor planning and unfortunate timing. Fortunately the error has been corrected, as the order was rescinded shortly after 9/11.
That in the weeks before 9/11, FBI agent Colleen Rowley found her investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui so perversely thwarted that her colleagues joked that bin Laden had a mole at the FBI, proves the stress-relieving virtue of humour in the workplace.
That Dave Frasca of the FBI's Radical Fundamentalist Unit received a promotion after quashing multiple, urgent requests for investigations into al Qaeda assets training at flight schools in the summer of 2001 does appear on the surface odd, but undoubtedly there's a good reason for it, quite possibly classified.
That FBI informant Randy Glass, working an undercover sting, was told by Pakistani intelligence operatives that the World Trade Center towers were coming down, and that his repeated warnings which continued until weeks before the attacks, including the mention of planes used as weapons, were ignored by federal authorities, is simply one of the many "What Ifs" of that tragic day.
That over the summer of 2001 Washington received many urgent, senior-level warnings from foreign intelligence agencies and governments – including those of Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Afghanistan and others – of impending terror attacks using hijacked aircraft and did nothing, demonstrates the pressing need for a new Intelligence Czar.
That John Ashcroft stopped flying commercial aircraft in July 2001 on account of security considerations had nothing to do with warnings regarding September 11, because he said so to the 9/11 Commission.
That former lead counsel for the House David Schippers says he'd taken to John Ashcroft's office specific warnings he'd learned from FBI agents in New York of an impending attack – even naming the proposed dates, names of the hijackers and the targets – and that the investigations had been stymied and the agents threatened, proves nothing but David Schipper's pathetic need for attention.
That Garth Nicolson received two warnings from contacts in the intelligence community and one from a North African head of state, which included specific site, date and source of the attacks, and passed the information to the Defense Department and the National Security Council to evidently no effect, clearly amounts to nothing, since virtually nobody has ever heard of him.
That in the months prior to September 11, self-described US intelligence operative Delmart Vreeland sought, from a Toronto jail cell, to get US and Canadian authorities to heed his warning of his accidental discovery of impending catastrophic attacks is worthless, since Vreeland was a dubious character, notwithstanding the fact that many of his claims have since been proven true.
That FBI Special Investigator Robert Wright claims that agents assigned to intelligence operations actually protect terrorists from investigation and prosecution, that the FBI shut down his probe into terrorist training camps, and that he was removed from a money-laundering case that had a direct link to terrorism, sounds like yet more sour grapes from a disgruntled employee.
That George Bush had plans to invade Afghanistan on his desk before 9/11 demonstrates only the value of being prepared.
The suggestion that securing a pipeline across Afghanistan figured into the White House's calculations is as ludicrous as the assertion that oil played a part in determining war in Iraq.
That Afghanistan is once again the world's principal heroin producer is an unfortunate reality, but to claim the CIA is still actively involved in the narcotics trade is to presume bad faith on the part of the agency.
Mahmood Ahmed, chief of Pakistan's ISI, must not have authorized an al Qaeda payment of $100,000 to Mohammed Atta days before the attacks, and was not meeting with senior Washington officials over the week of 9/11, because I didn't read anything about him in the official report.
That Porter Goss met with Ahmed the morning of September 11 in his capacity as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has no bearing whatsoever upon his recent selection by the White House to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
That Goss's congressional seat encompasses the 9/11 hijackers' Florida base of operation, including their flight schools, is precisely the kind of meaningless factoid a conspiracy theorist would bring up.
It's true that George HW Bush and Dick Cheney spent the evening of September 10 alone in the Oval Office, but what's wrong with old colleagues catching up? And it's true that George HW Bush and Shafig bin Laden, Osama's brother, spent the morning of September 11 together at a board meeting of the Carlyle Group, but the bin Ladens are a big family.
That FEMA arrived in New York on Sept 10 to prepare for a scheduled biowarfare drill, and had a triage centre ready to go that was larger and better equipped than the one that was lost in the collapse of WTC 7, was a lucky twist of fate.
Newsweek's report that senior Pentagon officials cancelled flights on Sept 10 for the following day on account of security concerns is only newsworthy because of what happened the following morning.
That George Bush's telephone logs for September 11 do not exist should surprise no one, given the confusion of the day.
That Mohamed Atta attended the International Officer's School at Maxwell Air Force Base, that Abdulaziz Alomari attended Brooks Air Force Base Aerospace Medical School, that Saeed Alghamdi attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey merely shows it is a small world, after all.
That Lt Col Steve Butler, Vice Chancellor for student affairs of the Defense Language Institute during Alghamdi's terms, was disciplined, removed from his post and threatened with court martial when he wrote "Bush knew of the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism. What is…contemptible is the President of the United States not telling the American people what he knows for political gain," is the least that should have happened for such disrespect shown his Commander in Chief.
That Mohammed Atta dressed like a Mafioso, had a stripper girlfriend, smuggled drugs, was already a licensed pilot when he entered the US, enjoyed pork chops, drank to excess and did cocaine, was closer to Europeans than Arabs in Florida, and included the names of defence contractors on his email list, proves how dangerous the radical fundamentalist Muslim can be.
That 43 lbs of heroin was found on board the Lear Jet owned by Wally Hilliard, the owner of Atta's flight school, just three weeks after Atta enrolled – the biggest seizure ever in Central Florida – was just bad luck. That Hilliard was not charged shows how specious the claims for conspiracy truly are.
That Hilliard's plane had made 30-round trips to Venezuela with the same passengers who always paid cash, that the plane had been supplied by a pair of drug smugglers who had also outfitted CIA drug runner Barry Seal, and that 9/11 commissioner Richard ben-Veniste had been Seal's attorney before Seal's murder, shows nothing but the lengths to which conspiracists will go to draw sinister conclusions.
Reports of insider trading on 9/11 are false, because the SEC investigated and found only respectable investors who will remain nameless involved, and no terrorists, so the windfall profit-taking was merely, as ever, coincidental.
That heightened security for the World Trade Centre was lifted immediately prior to the attacks illustrates that it always happens when you least expect it.
That Hani Hanjour, the pilot of Flight 77, was so incompetent he could not fly a Cessna in August, but in September managed to fly a 767 at excessive speed into a spiraling, 270-degree descent and a level impact of the first floor of the Pentagon, on the only side that was virtually empty and had been hardened to withstand a terrorist attack, merely demonstrates that people can do almost anything once they set their minds to it.
That none of the flight data recorders were said to be recoverable even though they were located in the tail sections, and that until 9/11, no solid-state recorder in a catastrophic crash had been unrecoverable, shows how there's a first time for everything.
That Mohammed Atta left a uniform, a will, a Koran, his driver's license and a "how to fly planes" video in his rental car at the airport means he had other things on his mind.
The mention of Israelis with links to military-intelligence having been arrested on Sept 11 videotaping and celebrating the attacks, of an Israeli espionage ring surveiling DEA and defense installations and trailing the hijackers, and of a warning of impending attacks delivered to the Israeli company Odigo two hours before the first plane hit, does not deserve a response. That the stories also appeared in publications such as Ha'aretz and Forward is a sad display of self-hatred among certain elements of the Israeli media.
That multiple military wargames and simulations were underway the morning of 9/11 – one simulating the crash of a plane into a building; another, a live-fly simulation of multiple hijackings – and took many interceptors away from the eastern seaboard and confused field commanders as to which was a real hijacked aircraft and which was a hoax, was a bizarre coincidence, but no less a coincidence.
That the National Military Command Center ops director asked a rookie substitute to stand his watch at 8:30 am on Sept. 11 is nothing more than bad timing.
That a recording made Sept 11 of air traffic controllers' describing what they had witnessed, was destroyed by an FAA official who crushed it in his hand, cut the tape into little pieces and dropped them in different trash cans around the building, is something no doubt that overzealous official wishes he could undo.
That the FBI knew precisely which Florida flight schools to descend upon hours after the attacks should make every American feel safer knowing their federal agents are on the ball.
That a former flight school executive believes the hijackers were "double agents," and says about Atta and associates, "Early on I gleaned that these guys had government protection. They were let into this country for a specific purpose," and was visited by the FBI just four hours after the attacks to intimidate him into silence, proves he's an unreliable witness, for the simple reason there is no conspiracy.
That Jeb Bush was on board an aircraft that removed flight school records to Washington in the middle of the night on Sept 12th demonstrates how seriously the governor takes the issue of national security.
To insinuate evil motive from the mercy flights of bin Laden family members and Saudi royals after 9/11 shows the sickness of the conspiratorial mindset.
Le Figaro's report in October 2001, known to have originated with French intelligence, that the CIA met Osama bin Laden in a Dubai hospital in July 2001, proves again the perfidy of the French.
That the tape in which bin Laden claims responsibility for the attacks was released by the State Department after having been found providentially by US forces in Afghanistan, and depicts a fattened Osama with a broader face and a flatter nose, proves Osama, and Osama alone, masterminded 9/11.
That at the battle of Tora Bora, where bin Laden was surrounded on three sides, Special Forces received no order to advance and capture him and were forced to stand and watch as two Russian-made helicopters flew into the area where bin Laden was believed hiding, loaded up passengers and returned to Pakistan, demonstrates how confusing the modern battlefield can be.
That upon returning to Fort Bragg from Tora Bora, the same Special Operations troops who had been stood down from capturing bin Laden, suffered a unusual spree of murder/suicides, is nothing more than a series of senseless tragedies.
Reports that bin Laden is currently receiving periodic dialysis treatment in a Pakistani medical hospital are simply too incredible to be true.
That the White House went on Cipro September 11 shows the foresightedness of America's emergency response.
That the anthrax was mailed to perceived liberal media and the Democratic leadership demonstrates only the perversity of the terrorist psyche.
That the anthrax attacks appeared to silence opponents of the Patriot Act shows only that appearances can be deceiving.
That the Ames-strain anthrax was found to have originated at Fort Detrick, and was beyond the capability of all but a few labs to refine, underscores the importance of allowing the investigation to continue without the distraction of absurd conspiracy theories.
That Republican guru Grover Norquist has been found to have aided financiers and supporters of Islamic terror to gain access to the Bush White House, and is a founder of the Islamic Institute, which the Treasury Department believes to be a source of funding for al Qaeda, suggests Norquist is at worst, naive, and at best, needs a wider circle of friends.
That the Department of Justice consistently chooses to see accused 9/11 plotters go free rather than permit the courtroom testimony of al Qaeda leaders in American custody looks bad, but only because we don't have all the facts.
That the White House balked at any inquiry into the events of 9/11, then starved it of funds and stonewalled it, was unfortunate, but since the commission didn't find for conspiracy it's all a non issue anyway.
That the 9/11 commission's executive director and "gatekeeper," Philip Zelikow, was so closely involved in the events under investigation that he testified before the the commission as part of the inquiry, shows only an apparent conflict of interest.
That commission chair Thomas Kean is, like George Bush, a Texas oil executive who had business dealings with reputed al Qaeda financier Khalid bin Mafouz, suggests Texas is smaller than they say it is.
That co-chair Lee Hamilton has a history as a Bush family "fixer," including clearing Bush Sr of the claims arising from the 1980 "October Surprise", is of no concern, since only conspiracists believe there was such a thing as an October Surprise.
That FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds accuses the agency of intentionally fudging specific pre-9/11 warnings and harboring a foreign espionage ring in its translation department, and claims she witnessed evidence of the semi-official infrastructure of money-laundering and narcotics trade behind the attacks, is of no account, since John Ashcroft has gagged her with the rare invocation of "State Secrets Privilege," and retroactively classified her public testimony. For the sake of national security, let us speak no more of her.
That, when commenting on Edmond's case, Daniel Ellsberg remarked that Ashcroft could go to prison for his part in a cover-up, suggests Ellsberg is giving comfort to the terrorists, and could, if he doesn't wise up, find himself declared an enemy combatant.
I could go on. And on and on. But I trust you get the point. Which is simply this: there are no secrets, an American government would never accept civilian casualties for geostrategic gain, and conspiracies are for the weak-minded and gullible.
"wegottagetoutofthisplace," the democrats are just as guilty as the republicans on this one. they are trying to cover up just as much as the republicans. Sandy Berger, for instance…obviously helping save BJ Clinton's ass.
Talk about coincidences! I was just thinking about how many people believe in coincidences.
Sometimes I amaze even myself. SOURCE
The Coincidence Theorists Guide To 911- YouTube Ghetto News Exclusive!
(reading aloud this article)- Do you believe in coincidences?
I'm reading an article entitled Do You Believe In Coincidences by Roy for Castle Well Airport blog. This story was brought to my attention by Anti_Illuminati on the Prison Planet forum. Way too many coincidences occurred on that horrible day. The least we can do as members of a civilized society is to demand justice for the criminals behind the attacks. We supposedly went to war in Afghanistan over this, I don't think it's too big of a stretch to ask for the truth here. Somebody has a lot of explaining to do here. It appears like we may be involved in a couple illegal wars here. This is a pretty big deal if you are too dense to understand the vast scope and severity of this event.
Multiple 911 Coincidence Theory Guide
Do you believe in coincidences?
October 30, 2008
The Coincidence Theorists Guide to 9/11
That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people, and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we're talking about.
That intelligence agencies, financiers, terrorists and narco-criminals have a long history together is well established, but the Nugan Hand Bank, BCCI, Banco Ambrosiano, the P2 Lodge, the CIA/Mafia anti-Castro/Kennedy alliance, Iran/Contra and the rest were a long time ago, so there's no need to rehash all that. That was then, this is now!...cont'd @ The CastleWellAirport.com
Rothschild's Choice: Barack Obama and the Hidden Cabal Behind the Plot to Murder America
About the Director
Texe Marrs, bestselling author and researcher is a retired career U.S. Air Force officer, who has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and for two other universities.
"The man Rothschild chooses that man will become President of the United States," Texe Marrs was told by an insider. So, who was Rothschild's Choice in 2008? The answer is obvious: Barack Hussein Obama!
The fourth Baron de Rothschild, Lord Jacob Rothschild of Great Britain, has been called the 21st Century's "King of Israel." He and other Rothschilds preside over the planet's greatest banking cartel, and Wall Street firms Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, and others bow to Rothschild dictates. Politicians in world capitals, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, and Tokyo grovel before their awesome power.
Rothschild's Choice documents the astonishing rise of a young, half blood "Prince" of Jerusalem, a Communist adept named Barack Obama who won Rothschilds' favor and was rewarded for his slavish devotion to their sinister Agenda.
Here are the revelations that dissolve the mystery of Obama's meteoric, virtually unheralded rise to global prominence and his elevation to the highest seat of superpower government the White House.
Some more great media by my favorite teacher, besides Jesus, Texe Marrs. Here's a link to his store, there's a lot more there. If you make an order, he sends you some issues his great newsletter free, along with a full print catalog too once a year or so I think, of all of his great products and other very valuable items he has gathered from all kinds of authors. Please take a look at his wonderful online store.
Alex Jones: William Cooper Attacks Me From The Grave - In His Own Words Prison Planet TV 8-10-09
EDIT: The editor has removed a few paragraphs of the text here that were not necessarily the views of The Daily Killz, and may have been somewhat defamatory. Even though these are well within the protected Constitutional rights of the author, they have been removed out of respect for Alex Jones, who is not an enemy of The Daily Killz. You can see these paragraphs in the archives if you desire, not something I'm all that proud of, but you can still look at it if you choose.
This is a very infamous segment from an Alex Jones radio broadcast that regular listeners may recognize in one of its variations. I've heard Alex multiple times crapping all over the dead Patriot, William Cooper's, name and character.
The further down the rabbit hole I went, the deeper it got.
You want to see this nipple ring, cross-dresser comment Cooper made during his so called "jealousy broadcast"? Here it is.
The statement was made in jest during "The Hour of Our Time Bullshit Artist of The Century Award". The honor is only bestowed upon one person per hundred years, and Jones won it for his outstanding panic inducing fear mongering during his highly unfactual 12/31/99 "Y2K" broadcast, which many argue, set the patriot movement back decades.
I highly recommend viewing the entire 20 part series (Cooper spent almost a week putting Alex Jones in check on his The Hour of Our Time broadcast after Jones shameful Y2K ridiculousness) on the youtube channel of Warrior1777 (r.i.p.)
WILLIAM COOPER ON ALEX JONES 12/31/99 PART 1 OF 20
EDIT: It appears the man who uploaded these videos is now deceased. His name was Warrior1777.
The producer of this material, William Cooper, the man who predicted 911 months before Alex Jones, was killed, some say assassinated weeks after this radio broadcast was transmitted.
Here is the first part of 20 segments.
WILLIAM COOPER ON ALEX JONES 12/31/99 PART 1 OF 20
The following is text from the sidebar in the video.
1/11/09 NOTE: I AM TIRED AND SO I WILL UPLOAD THE OTHER 13 VIDEOS TOMORROW. (EACH 6 VIDEOS IS ONE OF WILLIAM COOPERS SHOW OF ONE WEEK, WHEN HE WAS CHASTISING ALEX, LITTLE PEA BRAIN BOY, JONES. THE FIRST HOUR YOU CAN KIND OF FIND ON THE NET, THE 2ND, AND FINALLY THE 3RD ONE IS HARD TO FIND. THE THIRD ONE WILL CRACK YOU UP, WHICH MEANS THE 6 VIDEOS OF THE 3RD HOUR WILL REALLY TELL YOU WHAT WILLIAM COOPER THOUGHT OF ALEX JONES. I SOOOOOOOOO WISH BILL COOPER WAS ALIVE TODAY, I TALKED TO HIM, HE WAS REASONABLE, JUST A GREAT GUY, THAT WAS LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH AND WILLING TO ADMIT WHEN HE WAS WRONG. HE WAS NOT VAIN, AND REALLY HE WAS WHAT A TRUE PATRIOT SHOULD BE.
ONE OTHER THING, THIS IS FOR YOUR EARS, BRAIN AND SOUL, SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TV ENTERTAINMENT PICS, SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOU.
This 3 hour William Cooper series was hard to find, where he spent most of one week discussing Alex Jones, and his unbelievable behavior and "fear mongering" on his December 31, 1999 Radio Broadcast.
I am very tired of saying the same things over and over again, so if you listen to this entire show, and want to believe in that idiot Jones, who someday is going to do this very same thing and probably start the very thing he and his drones warn us about "Martial Law", after he convinces his brainwashed audience that the NWO is TAKING OVER AS HE SPEAKS AND THEY GO OUT AND STAR A CIVIL WAR..what a CLOWN!
Go ahead give him all kinds of excuses, if it was an accident or a mistake it would not have taken me months to track down this entire show, instead of bits and pieces.
Just keep supporting Jones and buying his hype as he makes money off of each and every tragedy. I certainly don't hope you think he intends to help us defeat the very fear he spews from his lips.http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=971177176238068850
This is what the owner of this video says, not me
Open Letter To Alex Jones
I'm not trying to get all over your case too much Jones, but you really need to admit the times you were not entirely truthful and repent to the Lord Jesus Christ for his forgiveness. (I don't know if you've already done this or not)
The thing is, for the fans, and the respect of your fans sake, and the sake of your dignity, you must address the Bill Cooper thing and put it behind you.
You have to understand that the Patriots have a certain level of class that we like to maintain, there has to be some standards for a level playing field here.
All that talk about crushing your enemies? I always thought they were wronging you somehow, now I wonder. Are you going to crush me Jones? Are you going to try to file a lawsuit against me Jones for trying to get to the truth? Are you going to turn me in to the FBI now?
All your Christian talk. You portray yourself as an apostle of the Truth. Repent now liar or face the tribulations. I was reading The Revelation last night and I wondered what Jesus meant when he said this in Chapter 2, Verse 2.
I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.
I see you took down my comments today that I left on PrisonPlanet, when I tried to bring this important info to the public. This is the first time I've been censored on the comments. If the reader will notice in the past stories archives, I leave comments nearly every day with links to my Daily Killz posts on all of the Top Stories on PrisonPlanet. I also see that you didn't go on air today. Hope everything is OK, not trying to be too much of a jerk here, you have the right to your opinion on Bill Cooper. You are your own man and put out some very good info. I know you don't take criticism well Alex, and I'm sure that I'm pissing you off with this, but the truth comes first with me. Can you please just at least apologize to the memory of the Patriot Bill Cooper, and stop throwing dirt on a dead man's name? Please.
UPDATE: I have resumed leaving very outrageously outlandish comments below the Prison Planet stories under various smartass names and have not been censored. The site I am banned from is Infowars, but they banned me long before this, so I think it is from something else. You know what, it was when that "Urgent Message To Patriots" came out and I was voicing one of my grievances with the way they were handling the story.
UPDATE: Look Jones, I'm done with this and just want to move forward with preserving the last tiny sliver of what's left of our freedom, and I'm sure that's your goal too.
The Bill Cooper vs. Alex Jones Beef - The Verdict Comes Down
I've heard Alex claim on multiple occasions that Bill Cooper was on his show once and he had to cut him off because he was acting like a schitzo and wouldn't stop using foul language. That is contrary to my research. As far as I know, and according to Bill Cooper, he was only on Jones' show once. This is the full video of Cooper's appearance on AJ's show.
Am I seeing this right? This would make Alex Jones a liar. This is not cool Jones. Lying about a dead Patriot. Why?
This is some blockbuster information in the truth community if this is true, and not some bizarre hallucination that I'm experiencing. I'm not exactly all that comfortable with you having my address now either, since I've purchased quite a few products from your store. This is unbelievable!
You seriously shit all over this guys name every chance you get Jones. You had me going for a while on this Bill Cooper whitewash.
Here is the video of Cooper discussing the entire saga.
Title of video is: William Cooper Calling Alex Jones A Liar, The TRUTH
Description in video sidebar.
I swear on William Cooper's Grave, God Bless His Soul, that Alex Jones is a lying, Government Agent. PERIOD My 20 year career fighting the NWO, says so!!!
Dedicated to William Cooper and his wife and daughter. God Rest His Soul!
Fox Program Framed Attack on World Trade Towers as Inside Job
Tim King Salem-News.com|Oct-18-2009
(SALEM, Ore.) - We have been carefully voicing our suspicions about the "official story" behind the attacks on September 11th 2001 for years now. It is not an easy subject to broach, but it is becoming easier over time.
The endless list of factors that don't add up scientifically is long. The melting temperature of steel is a good place to begin. The fires from the planes couldn't have brought those buildings down.
Even if a person forces themselves to believe the bad science of the 9/11 Commission in all of this, which itself is now in a state of upheaval, they can't account for Building 7.
By having the Pennsylvania crash and the Pentagon incident, the powers behind the 9/11 attacks apparently believed they would be more confusing, and their plans were in the early years, but now they are becoming more clear. More confusion then means more evidence for researchers today.
The story at hand are the comments from then Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who said point blank that this idea of flying planes into the World Trade Centers was not something anyone could have imagined.
"I don't think anybody could have predicted, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile."
Six months before 9/11, the official network for the former President, Fox Television, aired a program called "The Lone Gunman" that was about an inside job to start a war against our perceived enemies overseas, by forcing a large airliner to fly into the World Trade Center....cont'd @ Salem-News.com
Group Asks Americans to Hold Cheney/Bush Accountable For 9/11 Attacks
(WASHINGTON D.C.) - President George W. Bush put Vice-President Dick Cheney in charge on 9/11 by Executive Order months in advance of the tragic event that claimed thousands of American lives.
Cheney put our NORAD air defenses on stand down over the target areas at the Pentagon and the World Trade Center Towers resulting in the orchestrated 9/11 attacks-conspiracy treason and murder.
Send this letter to President Obama and/or AG Holder or edit your own: email@example.com
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Re: Hold Cheney/Bush Accountable For 9/11 Attacks
The Attorney General
750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C 20530
Re: Hold Cheney/Bush Accountable for 9/11 Attacks
Attorney General Holder:
On the morning of 9-11-01 a Military Aide informs the Vice President in the White House Bunker that an unauthorized aircraft is just ten miles out from the Pentagon, and asks, sir, "do the orders (stand down orders) still stand?", and Richard B. Cheney whips his neck around and replies, "of course the order still stand-have you heard anything to the contrary?", and then, in just moments, the Pentagon gets hit, and the World Trade Center Towers also got two hits earlier that morning as well.
Apparently, Cheney's stand down orders insured the success of the 9-11-01 attacks as NOT a single NORAD Interceptor Aircraft was on the scene, and NOT a single defensive missile was launched or shot fired, to defend the Pentagon and the World Trade Center Towers, thereby insuring that the hit on the Pentagon, and the two hits on the World Trade Center Towers, followed by the controlled demolitions at the World Trade Center Tower Buildings 1, 2, and also 7, not hit by an aircraft (all three blown up), could succeed, without delay or hindrance, to their destructive conclusions, in full compliance with Cheney's direct orders.
One George W. Bush put Cheney in charge for 9/11 and never said "anything to the contrary" to countermand Cheney's stand down order that morning....cont'd @ Salem-News.com
Marijuana Legalization Tops List of Questions for Obama in Online Poll
Tim King Salem-News.com|Dec-12-2008
(SALEM, Ore.) - I am not surprised that the number one thing Americans are asking President-elect Barack Obama is whether or not he is going to legalize marijuana. Generations are changing and evolving and the taboos around cannabis are slowly falling away.
American industries can harness the power of this multi-billion dollar, still mostly black market business. The attitude of people in this country is in a mode of great anticipation and change. Barack Obama is already on the record saying he does not want to use the Justice Department to bust state operated medical marijuana dispensaries.
People submitting questions in this Online event seem to identify the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana overall, as a top priority...cont'd @ Salem-News.com
Police stop more than 1 million people on street: AP
By COLLEEN LONG (AP) – Oct 8, 2009
NEW YORK — A teenager trying to get into his apartment after school is confronted by police. A man leaving his workplace chooses a different route back home to avoid officers who roam a particular street. These and hundreds of thousands of other Americans in big cities have been stopped on the street by police using a law-enforcement practice called stop-and-frisk that alarms civil libertarians but is credited by authorities with helping reduce crime.
Police in major U.S. cities stop and question more than a million people each year — a sharply higher number than just a few years ago. Most are black and Hispanic men. Many are frisked, and nearly all are innocent of any crime, according to figures gathered by The Associated Press.
And the numbers are rising at the same time crime rates are dropping.
Ronnie Carr's experience was typical: He was fumbling with his apartment door after school in Brooklyn when plainclothes officers flashed their badges....cont'd @ The Associated Press
Planet's Largest Gulag System Requires Victims, Police Too Cowardly To Find Real Criminals
According to his own website http://www.cannabisculture.com and the Associated Press, Marc Emery, “The Prince of Pot” surrendered himself at the B.C. Supreme Court in downtown Vancouver in Canada this morning.
Marc Emery will sit in a Vancouver jail for about one week or up to 60 days until the Canadian federal Justice Minister, Robert Nicholson signs an extradition order to turn him over to the U.S. Justice system to face the charges and punishment negotiated into Marc Emery’s plea agreement.
Fighting felony drug trafficking and money laundering charges by the DEA since 2005, Marc Emery, longtime political activist, and Canadian cannabis seed salesman extraordinaire, has made his fight against extradition to the United States equal to his fight against marijuana prohibition. Under his deal with the U.S. Prosecutors in Seattle, he agreed to plead guilty to one charge of marijuana distribution for his worldwide internet cannabis seed sales empire, in exchange for five years, but more importantly, in order to have all other charges against him dropped. Had he not signed the plea agreement Emery could have faced life imprisonment, for selling seeds; life imprisonment, for selling seeds, and paying taxes on the sale of those seeds to the government in charge.
The U.S. government signed a five year minimum plea deal with Marc Emery for two reasons. Five years to get enough jail time in court to appear tough on crime, and to keep him in jail for as short a time as possible, because while he is in jail, Marc Emery is a dangerous martyr that will be used by the anti-prohibitionists to plead their case for legalization....cont'd @ The Examiner Portland
Grotesque, Shameful Injustice Alert! HOW TO HELP FREE POLITICAL PRISONER MARC EMERY From The Bony Clutches Of Tyranny
Help convince the Canadian Justice Minister to NOT EXTRADITE Marc Emery to the USA, then ask the US federal judge to give Marc Emery a very short or non-custodial sentence!
Marc Emery was taken into custody on Monday, September 28th. Marc is being held in Canada until the Justice Minister signs the extradition order to send him to the USA. Tell the Justice Minister to refuse the extradition of Marc Emery!
Canadian Marc Emery has been fighting extradition to the USA and possible life imprisonment since July 2005. In March 2008, the Canadian Government decided to turn down a unique type of plea deal the USA and Marc Emery's lawyer had arranged -- one that required Canadian charges to be laid and the incarceration be in Canada.
In July 2009, Marc's co-accused, Michelle Rainey and Greg Williams, were sentenced to 2 years probation in Canada. In early September 2009, Marc Emery decided to sign a plea deal for a 5-year sentence in the US federal prison system.
You can read Marc's reasons for taking the plea deal in his blog post "Why I'm Cutting a Deal". Read more about what will likely happen to Marc from this point on by reading Jodie Emery's blog post "Marc Emery Imprisoned: Monday, September 28, Vancouver".
Read news articles and view some videos from the day Marc surrendered into custody here.
HOW TO HELP FREE MARC EMERY:
First of all and most importantly, please be polite and respectful – but very firm – when contacting the following people.
Secondly, strongly emphasize that Marc Emery is a Canadian citizen who never went to the USA and carried out his activities in Canada. If he has broken the law in Canada, he should be tried and sentenced in Canada, not sent to a foreign country to be punished under much harsher laws.
Try to bring up these important points along with the "Facts About Marc Emery" listed below to help you better explain why Marc Emery should not be imprisoned in the USA.
- Vancouver police investigated Marc in 2003 and tried to have charges filed in court, but the Crown refused, so the VPD admitted that the USA picked up the file to get harsh punishment for Marc in the USA. If Marc couldn't be charged in Canada, he should not be charged in America.
- The US District Attorney arranged a plea deal in January 2008 that would allow Marc to serve his time in Canada, as long as the Conservative government laid charges here in Canada... but the government refused. Again, if the government wouldn't charge or punish Marc in Canada, he should not be charged or punished in America.
1) Contact the Justice Minister of Canada, Rob Nicholson, to tell him that you are a voter and you want him to refuse the extradition order for Marc Emery. You must insist that the message be delivered directly to the Justice Minister, and ask for a response too!
Here is a phone script:
"Hello, my name is ________ and I want you to give this message directly to the Justice Minister. I'm calling about Canadian Marc Emery, who is awaiting extradition to the USA for selling marijuana seeds through the mail. It would be cruel and unusual punishment to extradite Marc Emery to the United States. If Marc Emery has broken the law in Canada, he should be charged here in Canada. As a voter, I am asking you to not extradite Marc Emery. Thank you."
Please write a letter and print three copies to mail them directly to his offices. There is no stamp/postage required for mail to the House of Commons address, but stamps are necessary for the other two addresses. Mailing a letter is many, many times more effective than sending an email, so please be sure it gets to the Justice Minister through the mail. We want him to get the message in all three offices!
Honourable Robert Nicholson
House of Commons
Telephone: (613) 995-1547
Fax: (613) 992-7910
2895 St. Paul Avenue, Unit 11 (Main Office)
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Telephone: (905) 353-9590
Fax: (905) 353-9588
200 Garrison Road Unit 13
Fort Erie, Ontario
Telephone: (905) 871-9991
Fax: (905) 871-5046
2) Contact the Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Peter Van Loan, and tell him that if Marc Emery applies for a prison transfer from the USA to Canada, that the Minister should approve right away.
Phone: (613) 991-2924
Fax: (613) 954-5186
Mail: 269 Laurier Avenue West
3) *********THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO!!!
ARRANGE A MEETING WITH YOUR MP AND TELL THEM YOU'LL VOTE ON THIS ISSUE*********
Contact your Member of Parliament in Canada, or your Representative in the US Congress, to let them know about Marc Emery’s situation and why you and thousands of other voters want Marc to be free in his home country Canada.
4) Contact Judge Ricardo Martinez in Seattle, Washington and tell him that he should let Marc Emery return home to Canada with a no-prison sentence instead of the 5-year term in the plea deal.
Mail: Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez
700 Stewart Street, Suite 13134
5) Contact President Barack Obama and tell him that he should pardon Canadian citizen Marc Emery and let him return home to Canada.
Phone: (202) 456-1414 (switchboard) and (202) 456-1111 (comments)
Fax: (202) 456-2461
Mail: The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
6) Contact the media and express your concern about Marc Emery facing extradition to the USA.
Canada and USA Media Outlets: www.MapInc.org
7) Wear a FREE MARC t-shirt or button.
Shirts, buttons and posters are available in the FREE MARC section of the Cannabis Culture online store (or in Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters store at 307 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC)
8) Print and distribute the FREE MARC handout! -- CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATED HANDOUTS
***NEW*** Free Marc handbill with Justice Minister phone number (4 per page, double sided)
***NEW*** Free Marc handbill with Justice Minister phone number (professional print file)
"Who Is Marc Emery?" handout (1 per page, double sided)
Download front - Download back
9) Download, print and share the FREE MARC logo.
Make this image into stickers, posters, stencils -- whatever you can come up with to spread the word about Marc Emery and to help free him from prison!
10) Use stencils to paint FREE MARC everywhere.
Create your own, or check back here regularly for an option to buy it from us (we're looking into having them made professionally). Use cardboard or hard plastic, then cut out the shapes you'll be painting. Go here for a stencil image and other new posters.
11) Attend the Prison Vigil outside the jail Marc's in.
There have been people camped out in tents, with signs, flags, information, music, and lots of positive energy. Go here for info. Cars honk all day long! It's 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- go take part and then start a vigil outside your Member of Parliament's office!
SEND MAIL TO MARC EMERY
Marc is currently at North Fraser pretrial centre. He wants letters that explain what you've done to help free him -- who did you call? What did you say? What else have you done to FREE MARC EMERY? That's what he wants to hear... he wants to know that people are taking up the fight in his absence. Send photos of your rallies and protests, newspaper clippings with your Letters to the paper or articles about him (or anything he might be interested in).
NOTE: Mail is thoroughly inspected so do not send any contraband! You cannot send money, books, music, or anything else but paper letters and non-Polaroid photos to Marc through the mail. No tape, stickers, post-it notes, labels, paper clips, staples, or anything else except paper. In the near future, a list of books Marc wants will be shared so people can send some reading material to him.
Send Marc mail at this address:
1451 Kingsway Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC
FACTS ABOUT MARC EMERY:
DOWNLOAD Marc Emery Fact sheet
• Marc Emery is a Canadian citizen who never went to the USA as a seed seller.
• Marc Emery operated his seed business in Canada at all times, with no American branches or employees.
• Marc Emery declared his income from marijuana seed sales on his income tax, and paid over $580,000 to the Federal and Provincial governments from 1999 to 2005.
• Marc Emery is the leader of the British Columbia Marijuana Party, a registered political party that has regularly participated in elections.
• Marc Emery has never been arrested or convicted of manufacturing or distributing marijuana in Canada, as he only sold seeds.
• Marc Emery gave away all of the profits from his seed business to drug law reform lobbyists, political parties, global protests and rallies, court litigation, medical marijuana initiatives, drug rehabilitation clinics, and other legitimate legal activities and organizations.
• Marc Emery helped found the United States Marijuana Party, state-level political parties, and international political parties in countries such as Israel and New Zealand.
• Marc Emery has been known as a book seller and activist in Canada for 30 years, fighting against censorship laws and other social issues long before he became a drug law reform activist.
• Marc Emery has been a media figure for 20 years with regards to marijuana and drug law reform. He is very well-known to Canadian, American and international news media organizations.
• Marc Emery operated his business in full transparency and honesty since its inception in 1994, even sending his marijuana seed catalogue inside his magazine "Cannabis Culture" to each Member of Parliament in Canada every two months for years.
• The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted in a press release from Administrator Karen Tandy that his July 29th, 2005 arrest was based on drug legalization efforts -- a copy of the document can be viewed at http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/4685.html --
"Today's DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group -- is a signficant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement. His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today. Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General's most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets -- one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on."
Who is Marc Emery?
Marc Emery is a Canadian businessman and political activist who owns and operates "Cannabis Culture Magazine", "Pot-TV", the "BC Marijuana Party", and "Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters" (previously "BC Marijuana Party Bookstore" and "Hemp BC" before that). Marc also ran "Emery Direct Seeds" in a store in downtown Vancouver BC and through mail-order, for over ten years, with the goal to fund anti-prohibition and pro-marijuana activists and organizations across North America and the world -- a fact that DEA Administrator Karen Tandy crowed about in the press release about Marc Emery's arrest. (Numerous other seed-selling businesses operate in North America, some even on the same block as Marc Emery's businesses today, but they are not seen as high-profile activists, so they are not targeted by the United States Government and law enforcement.)
Marc paid provincial and federal taxes on his income, had no business outlets in the USA, and never went to the USA to conduct seed transactions. Everything was done openly and transparently, because Marc has always been honest and vocal. He's a political party leader and media magnet, always happy to explain how and why he did everything. He spent the proceeds from all sales on ending the drug war in Canada, the USA, and all over the world: he financed numerous political parties, ballot initiatives, election campaigns, court challenges, medical programs, drug treatment centres, legal fees, conferences, organizations, events and more. That's what his mission was, and he even ran in provincial and municipal elections five times as a seed seller, gaining many votes and endless media coverage....Please check out the rest of this extensive article here @ Cannabis Culture.com
Peaceful, Loving Kind Man Rots In Prison System For Political Reasons While 911 Criminals, Other Scum Not Only Walk Free, But Lord Over Us
Marc talks to Cannabis Culture Editor Jeremiah Vandermeer and discusses getting used to life behind bars, the hypocrisy of the Conservative Party of Canada, and some of his new creative projects.
Emery, who is current locked up at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre, is awaiting extradition to the United States where he could serve a 5-year prison sentence after being targeted by the government for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet and using the money to fund activist organizations.
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