Archive for December, 2011

TSA Lies To Justify Illegal Train Station Grope-Down

This is an article from March 2011 and I realize this is slightly older news but it is getting to the heart of what the TSA is doing NOW. They have unleashed their VIPR teams on Union Station and it’s only going to get worse!

 

The TSA has been caught in yet another act of deception after claiming that passengers who were subjected to an invasive pat down and bag search after getting off an Amtrak train in Savannah, Georgia earlier this month did not have to enter the station, when in fact according to firefighter Brian Gamble, TSA agents swarmed the platform as soon as passengers stepped off the train and ordered them inside the building.

“(Lt. Brian) Gamble, who also works part-time as a travel agent, tells AOL Travel News he was bringing a small group that included other firefighters and policemen to Savannah for a Valentine’s Day getaway. They were among 30 or 40 people getting off the train when he says TSA officers ordered everyone into the terminal.”

“They sent us all into a roped-off holding area and said ‘Y’all are going to be searched,’” Gamble says. “We were getting off the train. This didn’t make sense.”

In a lengthier personal account of the incident, Gamble, a firefighter, makes it clear that the train passengers were given no option to leave the station.

“When we got off in Savannah, there were TSA agents out on the platform that told us to go inside to get our (checked) luggage. So we were part of about 20 people that wondered inside. As soon as we went inside the door, there were about 14 TSA agents waiting and they ushered us into a roped off holding area. They stated we were all being searched, as well as our luggage. We told them we just got OFF the train. They said they didn’t care, that if we entered the building, we were subject to search. We told them we didn’t want to enter the building, that THEY told us to. (BTW our luggage was never inside – it was waiting for us on the train platform).”

After forcing women to pull up their shirts, the TSA agents proceeded to pat down two young boys, as seen in the video clip. When the firefighter started to complain he was told by a TSA supervisor, “calm down. This is for your own security”.

When Gamble informed a Georgia State Patrol officer of what was going on, the officer asked to see Gamble’s ticket and then said he and his group were free to go.

“I explained what was going on, he left for a few minutes and then came back and took six of us in our group and said ‘Sorry about that, go get your luggage, you’re good to go.’”

After Gamble’s video clip of the incident went viral on You Tube, the TSA was forced to resort to its usual tactic of wheeling out “Blogger Bob” on the TSA website in an effort to explain away the controversy. The blog states that Gamble and his group had encountered a fourth amendment-busting VIPR operation, a random search “where anyone entering an impacted area has to be screened.”

As we have documented, VIPR teams are now occupying America in the name of “security,” having expanded from airports, to train stations, to highways and now street corners. VIPR is quite obviously a 21st century Gestapo designed to indoctrinate Americans into accepting Soviet-style shake-downs, bag searches and groping of genitalia at checkpoints across the country – not just in airports.

“It should be noted that disembarking passengers did not need to enter the station to claim luggage or get to their car,” claims the TSA blog.

This is of course a complete mischaracterization of the incident. As Gamble makes clear, the passengers were swarmed with TSA agents on the platform as soon as they stepped off the train, and were directly told that they needed to enter the station to pick up their luggage, even though it was waiting for them on the platform. The passengers didn’t want or need to enter the station, but they were ordered to do so by TSA workers.

The TSA has once again been caught lying about their conduct – fabricating stories in a crass attempt to justify their assault on the constitutional rights of the American people, who under the fourth amendment are supposed to be protected from “unreasonable searches,” which is precisely what the Savannah incident represented.

“Their apology is kind of lame,” said Gamble. “I thought this whole thing was very unprofessional and very shady.”

A TSA worker’s comment that he liked the smell of the perfume one woman was wearing was typically creepy given the fact that TSA employees have a propensity for predatory sexual harassment and criminal behavior.

“One guy went through (Traci’s) hand luggage and smelled her perfume and made comments about it smelling good. It was just not professional. It was just weird,” Gamble said.

The fact that the women subjected to the search also had their breasts fondled according to the firefighter is particularly prescient in relation to a House committee hearing in New Hampshire scheduled to discuss “a bill that would make it a sexual assault for an airport screener to touch or view a person’s breast or genitals without probable cause.”

An online poll currently running on the WMUR website shows that an overwhelming 92 per cent of respondents are in favor of the legislation.

This is a disgusting, blatantly OBVIOUS, abuse of power on the part of the TSA. In more recent news, they are now shaking down passengers AFTER exiting the trains at Union Station! I emailed the TSA today to see what other plans they have in regard to deploying VIPR teams to more train and bus stations. I guess we’ll see what they have to say.

What is the Homeland Security Advisory Council?

In my last post I included an article from Infowars.com and it mentioned the Homeland Security Advisory Council. You may be wondering what that even is so I wanted to go in to a little more detail. It’s important for the American people to WAKE UP. It’s vital to not only your survival but the survival of your children as well, for you to understand that the government isn’t here to help you. The government isn’t trying to make sure you and your family are going to be alright! It’s time to start looking at the facts…..

So the Homeland Security Advisory Council was created by executive order Executive Order 13260 on March 19, 2002. You can read the entire order HERE. Here’s a brief synopsis. This established yet another secret committee which will discuss how we American’s are a threat to the GOVERNMENT’S establishment of tyranny and corruption.

I would love to know when it became a crime to exercise our rights under our US Constitution and our Bill of Rights. It infuriates me to see the abuse of power from the White House on such a massive level. Today, our President just continues creating executive orders which erode away more and more of the rights our Founding Forefathers established for this country.

Something important to note: to date an incoming president arbitrarily just re-signs and extends ALL previous executive orders. The first version of Executive Order 13260  states “(b) The PHSAC, any SACs, and any SAC subcommittees shall terminate2 years from the date of this order unless extended by the President.”

If you vote for Ron Paul (this man is all about CHANGE!) hopefully this order will NOT continue to be extended.

Homeland Security to Hold Secret Meeting on Domestic “Extremist” Threats

This just in from Inforwars.com

The Federal Register published a notice of December 28 providing a brief overview on a behind closed doors Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) meeting to be held at TSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on January 9, 2012.

The HSAC was created by executive order on March 19, 2002.

“The HSAC will meet for the purpose of receiving sensitive operational information from senior DHS leadership,” the notice posted on the Cryptome.org website states. “The meeting will address threats to our homeland security, border security, examine U.S. Coast Guard counterterrorism efforts; provide an operational update of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Frequent Traveler Program; examine evolving threats in cyber security; and provide information on the threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack and its associated vulnerabilities.”

The DHS notice explains that disclosing further details on the meeting would not be in the public interest, although it states that “there will be material presented regarding the latest viable threats against the United States, and how DHS and other Federal agencies plan to address those threats.”

The DHS Office of Counterterrorism will present a briefing on the Department’s implementation plan to counter domestic violent extremism. Providing this information to the public would provide terrorists with a road map regarding the Department’s plan to counter their actions, and thus, allow them to take different actions to avoid counterterrorism efforts.

In April of 2009, Infowars.com posted a leaked Department of Homeland Security document warning of a rise in “right-wing extremist groups” bent on violence. According to the DHS, these “hate-oriented” groups “are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.  It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

Related government reports issued by law enforcement in Missouri and Virginia have classified followers of Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr as potential terrorists.

The HSAC meeting will be held on January 9, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia, from 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST, at the Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, (East Building), Arlington, VA 22202.

More secret meetings folks. More of the boogie man “domestic extremist threats” and “home grown terrorists” garbage. It’s pathetic that people in the US can’t have thoughts and feelings about what our government are doing without fear of reprisal. It’s crap that we can’t try to prepare ourselves for what we all KNOW is coming without being put on terrorist watch lists.

So, they don’t want us to own guns, we can’t be against the murder of babies, we must agree with the North American Union and our children being groomed for the horribly realities we all call “daily life”, we have to tolerate poison in our water and in our vaccines, and God forbid if we get angry about the big banks bleeding our country dry.

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate

Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 – 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill.

Montana is one of nine states with provisions that say that the right of recall extends to recalling members of its federal congressional delegation, pursuant to Montana Code 2-16-603, on the grounds of physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of certain felony offenses.

Section 2 of Montana Code 2-16-603 reads:

“(2) A public officer holding an elective office may be recalled by the qualified electors entitled to vote for the elective officer’s successor.”

The website Ballotpedia.org cites eight other states which allow for the recall of elected federal officials: Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wisconsin. New Jersey’s federal recall law was struck down when a NJ state judge ruled that “the federal Constitution does not allow states the power to recall U.S. senators,” despite the fact the Constitution explicitly allows, by not disallowing (“prohibited” in the Tenth Amendment,) the states the power to recall US senators and congressmen:

“The powers not…prohibited…are reserved to the States…or to the people.” – Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

YEAH!!!! I wrote to my representative (more like an IDIOT!) David Schweikert and he had the audacity to tell me that the NDAA bill DID NOT give the US government the power to lock up US citizens; that was an outright LIE. Here’s a little background if you don’t know what the NDAA is…

Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to President Obama with provisions making possible the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorist activities, without due process, in instances authorized by the president. Congress’s creation of this legislation and the president’s decision not to veto it represent severe breaches of their constitutional and moral responsibilities.

The NDAA has given the military the power to detain and imprison US citizens. Those that are put in to the prison work camps will NOT be given a trial nor will they be granted access to a lawyer. They can be held INDEFINITELY and forced in to slave labor for the US government.

So what does this mean for you and I? Well, the US government has a “terrorist watch list” which it adds ordinary citizens to each and every day. Here’s what they look for:

Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding a CCW permit)
Survivalist literature (fictional books such as “Patriots” and “One Second After” are mentioned by name)
Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government
Homeschooling Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties
Belief in a New World Order conspiracy
People who use cash instead of banks
Ron Paul supporters
People that oppose abortion
People that oppose illegal immigration
Christians
People that have outspoken opinions against the governenment

The government keeps this list secret and pretty much the only way to know if you are on it is to try boarding an airplane. If you are on the “no fly” list then you are almost certainly on the terrorist watch list. They plan on using that list to round up American’s and to ship them off to FEMA camps for slave labor.

 

UK Now At War With Free Speech

Britain’s government-controlled broadcast regulatory body, Ofcom, has decided to ban Press TV’s broadcast in an effort to silence the alternative voice in the UK.

The move comes a year after a leaked US Embassy cable highlighted for the first time London and Washington’s concerted effort to block Press TV in Britain.

Many observers have noted that the British government’s campaign against Press TV has its roots in the channel’s extensive coverage of the multiple crises created by London’s domestic and foreign policies.

Press TV covered the 2011 Royal Wedding from a critical angle, which highlighted its extravagant costs while many Britons were suffering from great economic hardship. The channel also provided in-depth coverage of the widespread protests and the ensuing unrest that gripped Britain following the police killing of a black man in August.

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The “banning” of television simply forces more people and outlets to the internet; idiots! Being out on the internet just gets more publicity anyway.

Louisiana State Officials Call For Troops On Streets

Lawmakers in Louisiana are calling for National Guard troops to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler was killed in a drive-by shooting. The last time troops were involved in domestic law enforcement in the state, they were used to confiscate legally owned firearms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Citing soaring crime levels, state lawmaker Austin Badon Jr. told CNN he “wants the government to step and help control the violence,” by sending troops to patrol troubled areas, although he admitted that just “a select few people” were responsible for the crimes.

Concern about military involvement in domestic law enforcement, which is a violation of Posse Comitatus, has surged in recent weeks as a result of a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act which allows Americans to be arrested and held in a detention camp without trial.

Presidential frontrunner Ron Paul has also repeatedly warned that martial law and gun confiscations could become widespread in the aftermath of a civil emergency.

Here we go…. The government is trying to get itself in to a position of even more power! They want to take our guns and lock us up in FEMA death camps folks. Hurricane Katrina was a prime example of how FEMA will “help” you. They used the New Orleans Superdome as their “camp” and the living conditions were subhuman. That was FEMA “helping” devastated people. Then they gave us the infamous FEMA trailers that were poisoning the occupants with formaldehyde. Yep, that’s big government “helping” us alright! They are trying to help us all in to an early grave.

Capital One Accused of Illegally Suing Bankrupt Americans

Filing and completing bankruptcy proceedings is supposed to free consumers from paying any outstanding debt to credit card companies. But that hasn’t stopped Capital One, one of the leading credit card lenders, from going after bankrupt Americans.

More than 15,000 times, Capital One has taken individuals who have gone bankrupt to court in an effort to squeeze more money out of them. To do so knowingly is against the law. The company claims it just made a mistake…several thousand times.

Of the 15,500 people subjected to Capital One lawsuits, more than 800 of them have filed counter-suits to stop the company.

One bankruptcy judge, David Houston III in Aberdeen, Mississippi, plans to demand that representatives of Capital One appear before him in his court to explain its debt-collection practices. The judge previously rejected the company’s request to throw out a lawsuit that alleged Capital One sought $43,396.59 that was legally erased in an earlier bankruptcy case filed by the same person.

“I want some proof from the company that this was a legitimate error and not a conscious, malevolent effort to go out and collect a debt that’s been discharged,” Houston told The Wall Street Journal.

According to the Journal, “In 2008, a U.S. bankruptcy trustee in Massachusetts accused Capital One of illegally trying 5,600 times to collect debts already wiped out by a bankruptcy judge.” That same year, Capital One was itself saved from potential bankruptcy when it received a $3.55 billion bailout from U.S. taxpayers as part of the Treasury Department’s Capital Purchase Program.

The founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Capital One is the ironically named Richard Fairbank.

Capital One is a lender that’s notorious for preying on those that are less fortunate. They seemingly offer many American’s the ability to establish or re-build their credit but their practices and policies are far from helpful if you find yourself in a bad spot. My mother had a credit card with them for years and after losing her job recently, she was late making a payment. They didn’t call, they didn’t write, it was immediately sent to collections.I suppose they will be suing her soon.

In this article we see they are out trying to break the law. Typical of the banks in the US…..