Posts tagged ‘USA’
Sixteen-year-old Ashton Lundeby’s bedroom in his mother’s Granville County home is nothing, if not patriotic. Images of American flags are everywhere on the bed, on the floor, on the wall.
But according to the United States government, the tenth-grade home-schooler is being held on a criminal complaint that he made a bomb threat from his home on the night of Feb. 15.
What is this? What country is this? This is the United States! And now a teenager is a POW to his own country!
The Patriot Act is to protect the public? What a bunch of bull!
What do you think about this situation?
You can find out your knowledge of the Constitution with this short quiz here.
How high or low did you score?
According to an article posted today on Associated Press, 87,215 Iraqis have died since 2005, and more than 110,600 since 2003.
The number is a minimum count of violent deaths. The official who provided the data to the AP, on condition of anonymity because of its sensitivity, estimated the actual number of deaths at 10 to 20 percent higher because of thousands who are still missing and civilians who were buried in the chaos of war without official records.
The data obtained by the AP measure only violent deaths – people killed in attacks such as the shootings, bombings, mortar attacks and beheadings that have ravaged Iraq. It excluded indirect factors such as damage to infrastructure, health care and stress that caused thousands more to die.
When will the violence end? Well although Obama has stated he would like to get most troops out by August of 2010, he is not making too much progress. There are 142,000 troops in Iraq now, and he still wants 35,000 to 50,000 more troops to remain in Iraq in hopes of withdrawing them by the end of 2011 to comply with the Status of Forces Agreement that the Bush administration had signed with the Iraq’s government. “In hopes of” is the key phrase. It is doubtful that he will actually accomplish this. What will probably happen is he will ‘realize’ that he made the wrong decision and call for thousands more troops sent to Iraq.
Jonathan Simeone also does not think the withdrawal will happen:
I do not believe that the Obama administration will be able to stick with this schedule. Given how difficult conditions are on the ground in Iraq I would be surprised if they were able to pull this off without any modifications.
John McCain, if you remember, had said 50 or even 100 more years in Iraq would be fine with him:
So the war isn’t ending anytime soon. 2012 at the earliest, but I don’t think that will happen. Do you trust the government enough to think that they will get all troops out by 2012?
What is this? Banning a car color? Even if it isn’t approved, this is outrageous! I mean yes, I know that the cars may have to work harder, but it will have been the car that someone chose. Why does the government need to be involved in choosing car colors for the people? Don’t they have anything better to do?
Well, here is the video:
What happened to “This is America. It’s a free country.”? No free country would say you can’t have a black car. This is just crazy!
It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America – aggressive, overbearing and mentally unstable cops who think that it is an arrestable offense not to obey their every order – harassing citizens who have done absolutely nothing wrong.
The latest example comes from El Paso, Texas, where a local ABC news reporter and his cameraman were arrested simply for something they routinely do every day as part of their job – filming traffic incidents.
The reporters, Darren Hunt and photojournalist Ric DuPont, were standing behind a barrier well away from the car wreck but were quickly approached by the cop – Sgt. Ramirez – who immediately shouted that they had to leave.
As the video shows, despite the fact that the reporters start to back away towards their truck, the cop runs after them after one of them dares to speak – reminding the officer that America is supposed to be a free country with freedom of the press and that the cameraman “can shoot if he wants to”.
The cop then grabs Hunt by his pants and threatens to arrest him, shouting, “I gave you an order,” with the reporter protesting, “I didn’t do anything.”
Presumably, the cop thinks that it is illegal and therefore an arrestable offense not to follow any order given by a police officer – or even worse – because the reporters were actually following his order – the cop thinks its an arrestable offense merely to verbally disagree with a police officer.
Read the rest of the article here.
It ends up with the reporters getting arrested, and then Sgt. Ramirez was put on leave for an investigation. This cop was way out of line.
This is yet another incident of cop corruption, where the police have a different vision of the law in mind.
The article then goes onto say:
These scenes are becoming commonplace in America. Something has gone seriously wrong somewhere along the line with police training, a fact highlighted by the recent MIAC and Homeland Security reports, which revealed that police are being trained that American citizens who are merely knowledgeable about their rights under the U.S. constitution are considered a threat and potential terrorists.
What happened to American values? What happened to freedom of the press? At least no one was tasered this time.
It’s earth day! In honor of earth day, I will bring some truth to the whole global warming myth.
There have been some flaws found in Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth. 35 errors, to be exact. So Al Gore has been misleading people. How surprising. Not.
As Edward R. Murrow said:
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
Well, here is the video. Or you can read the pdf of the video.
“Our own Americans are getting no shot of the future because of corporate greed.”
“Use your head and use your voice.”
“The number one cause of death in the world is silence: silence to let the tyrants oppress us, abuse us, and murder us.”
“Obama has done nothing. The economy is still garbage. So what are we going to do about it?”
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
So…what are you going to do? Will you back down? Or be silent? Or will you fight for your freedom?
How the World Works posted yesterday (only 3 minutes) talks about Obama the fiscal hawk, the UN Walkout, CNN’s bad job of covering the tea parties, Obama and Chavez, and Amazon rankings. Oh, and that Obama supporters are drones.
Here you go:
And it brings up good points. 100 billion budget cut? That is nothing. Obama is doing such a ‘bang-up’ job as president.
Being overweight is bad for the environment as well as your health, according to a study released today.
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that overweight people were likely to be more responsible for carbon emissions than slim people because they consume more food and fuel.
The study blamed an increased demand for livestock production for meat, believed to be responsible for 20 per cent of all greenhouse gases due to the toxic methane emitted by cows.
They added that a higher dependency on cars was also a contributing factor.
The authors, Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts, said: ‘When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler.
‘The heavier our bodies become the harder and more unpleasant it is to move about in them and the more dependent we become on our cars.
‘Staying slim is good for health and for the environment. We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change.’
The study found that ‘slim’ nations like Vietnam consume almost 20 per cent less food and so produce fewer carbon emissions than a more overweight population, such as the US, where 40 per cent are obese, the study found.
The researchers estimated that a lean population of one billion would emit 1,000million tonnes less carbon dioxide per year than a ‘fat’ nation of the same size.
In nearly every country average body mass index (BMI) is rising.
Between 1994 and 2004, the average male BMI in England increased from 26 to 27.3, while the average female BMI went up from 25.8 to 26.9 (about 3kg – or half a stone – heavier).
Isn’t this perfect? A study saying obese people are worse for the environment is perfect to pave the way for more taxes! Isn’t that wonderful! No. No longer can people live how they want to live, scientists are blaming the world’s supposed (see this post) problem of global warming. First of all, there are plenty of lightweight people with big gas guzzing cars. Also, now there is ‘justification’ for a so-called fat tax on certain ‘unhealthy’ foods. More regulations added to the already un-free market is not going to help the economy. Sales will go even more down. And the truth is that increasing public health costs push taxes up for all citizens, not just the taxes of those who caused the taxes in the first place. Should everyone pay for a few people that made different decisions? I don’t think so.
These NM border control agents accuse a man of being a terrorist and threaten him for arrest because he refused to let them search his car without a warrant.
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” – 4th amendment of the US Constitution
(5:35) Agent whips out his nun chucks in anger
(7:45-8:00) The agent tells me in less than perfect English, “In the Border Patrol Checkpoint, the person’s rights doesn’t matter here.”
(16:50-17:10) I’m told that the police will arrive in less than 10 minutes to arrest me
(19:00-19:40) I’m accused of being a terrorist
(26:20) I’m told that I’m free to go without being searched
A new bill has been introduced and referred to committee that will increase gun control. HR 45, also known as Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 is very bad for those who enjoy freedom, the constitution, and guns.
Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 – Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked. Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements.
You might want to follow the status of this on govtrack.
An article on Infowars says it may be more troubling than the average gun bill.
What makes H.R. 45 troubling is its sponsor and its timing.
Its sponsor is Congressman Bobby Rush –- a scion of the same super-corrupt Chicago political machine that produced disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich and President Barack Obama.
And as for its timing, it was introduced during the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Eric Holder — the man who tried exploit the Columbine tragedy in order to pass gun licensing as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration.
And make no mistake about it: Licensing is only a way-station to discouraging, arresting, or humiliating gun owners and outlawing guns. Under H.R. 45, for example, the applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee.
Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm – any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless:
* It is registered
* You are fingerprinted
* You supply a current Driver’s License
* You supply your Social Security #
* You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing
* Each update – change or ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25 – Failure to do so you automatically lose the right to own a firearm and are subject up to a year in jail.
There is a child provision clause on page 16 section 305 stating a child-access provision. Gun must be locked and inaccessible to any child under 18. The Government would have the right to come and “inspect” that you are storing your gun safely away from accessibility to children and the fine is punishable for up to 5 yrs. in prison.
As one blogger points out, “Once the government alienates and disenfranchises enough hard working, tax paying Americans these elected officials – do not want us armed – simple as that.”
This bill, pure and simple, is bad for America. So contact your representative and tell them you don’t support it.
Lastly, here is a quote:
This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!
- Adolph Hitler  The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.
So everyone knows America is in a financial crisis. But apparently Barack Obama does not care:
U.S. President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress to back an expansion of an IMF emergency fund by $500 billion in a move designed to expand its reach to big emerging-market nations.
Obama also asked lawmakers to approve a U.S. contribution to the fund to $100 billion, as part of the plan to swell International Monetary Fund reserves agreed at this month’s Group of 20 industrial and developing nations summit in London.
What this would mean is more money out of the taxpayers pockets. And I’m sure this will be a really popular idea: just give billions (that we don’t have) to private international organizations. Not.
This blogger has some suggestions for Obama: spending less. And I agree completely. If Obama wants to donate money to a private international organization that isn’t going to help America, he should do so out of his own pocket.
Here is a video called “abolish the World Bank and IMF” in which Jim Rogers talks to Sir David about the current economic crisis and Barack Obama’s rescue package.
Lastly, if you want to find out how the International Monetary Fund relates to the New World Order, go here.