By Ellen Brown
Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why?
By Allie Bohm
POLICE STATE USA: The Fourth Amendment means nothing to the federal government. Not only is the NSA illegally recording every email and phone conversation of every US citizen, but the Dept. of Homeland Surveillance follows your car’s every movement, as this ACLU report reveals:
“Our dear protector,” officially Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is stepping down from her careful watch over the nation to take over the University of California system, and leave the job of peddling fear and stoking control to someone else for a while.
If you spot terrorism, blow your anti-terrorism whistle. If you are Vin Diesel, yell really loud.
The US government has a new website, www.ready.gov. It’s another attempt at scare mongering in the style of the old “duck and cover” advice after WWII.
The fun thing is that these pictures are so ambiguous they could mean anything. Here are a few interpretations.
Military part started on Heartland Preparedness Center; rest awaits city, county OK
By Rick Plumlee
The Wichita Eagle
There’s some upbeat news for the long-awaited Heartland Preparedness Center.
Not only is dirt being moved for the facility, but the military part of the construction is being done for nearly half the $68 million originally estimated — without scaling back the project.
Construction could start Oct. 31 on the Kansas National Guard Armory, followed in late November by a maintenance shop. Both projects are slated to be completed in March 2013.
If all the pieces fall into place as expected, the center would be the nation’s first homeland defense center merging city and county public safety and the military, officials said. The Kansas Highway Patrol is also trying to join the partnership.
By David Makarewicz
Last week, Bryan McCarthy, the 32 year old operator of ChannelSurfing.net, was arrested on charges of criminal copyright infringement. ChannelSurfing.net was one of the streaming sports sites that had its domain seized by federal authorities shortly before the Super Bowl as part of the “In Our Sites” program, run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Prior to the seizure, McCarthy reportedly made more than $90,000 from advertisements on his site.
This arrest has once again raised questions about the In Our Sites program, in which the Government has seized thousands of domains accused, but not convicted, of copyright infringement, illegal streaming of sporting events, selling black market goods and distributing child pornography. Critics ranging from bloggers to individual rights advocates to Senators have questioned the constitutionality of these seizures.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Constitution
Tagged 1st amendment, 4th amendment, 4th Estate, 5th amendment, Censorship, civil vs criminal law, copyright infringement, dhs, Due Process, freedom of the press, ice, Rule of Law, site seizures, tyranny
By Tenth Amendment Center
Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) introduced a package of bills into the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday that would challenge the TSA’s authority in a number of ways. The first bill, HB 1938, prohibits full body scanning equipment in any Texas airport and provides for criminal and civil penalties on any airport operator who installs the equipment. The second bill, HB 1937, criminalizes touching without consent and searches without probable cause.
Ed. Note: The original article that was reposted here asserted factual errors, which contradict info in the author’s cited source. It is more appropriate, therefore, to repost the story broken by Katie Drummond on Feb. 26. Despite a later DHS denial, DHS officially confirmed to The Daily that it is testing a device that collects DNA. [Image]
By Katie Drummond
February 26, 2011
Airport scanners already get under your clothes, but federal officials aren’t stopping there: They want to get inside your genes, too.
This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to begin testing a portable DNA scanner, The Daily has learned.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Constitution, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy, Transportation
Tagged 4th amendment, Bill Gates, dhs, DNA database, domestic surveillance, Globalist agenda, know your rights, nanotechnology, Privacy, tyranny
Forbidden Knowledge TV
In a complaint filed Monday morning in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, Ventura is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its secretary, Janet Napolitano, as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and its administrator, John Pistole.
Ventura accuses the agencies of violating his “basic rights to privacy and dignity, and his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures,” after he received a pat-down by a TSA agent at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in November 2010.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Obama and Company, Privacy, Transportation
Tagged 4th amendment, dhs, jesse ventura tsa, napolitano, obama thugs, pistole, Privacy, sexual assault, tsa, warrantless search
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy
Tagged big brother, big sis, Constitution, dept of homeland stupidity, dhs, domestic surveillance, human rights, napolitano, obama, police state, Privacy, tsa, WalMart
By BrassCheck TV
Here’s what Homeland Security has planned for its next step. I recommend you stop whatever you’re doing and watch.
By Rady Ananda
Need a good laugh? Check out the bizarre reasoning offered in support of the Patriot Act for Food (S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act), which the U.S. Senate will vote on shortly (likely Monday). From a need to stop food smuggling, to the law is too old, to the terrorists are gonna get us, elites sure are shy on brains when it comes to credible propaganda. They must be drinking fluoridated water and smoking Monsanto marijuana, or hoping you are.
Posted in Big Pharma, Bioweaponry, Economy Economics, Energy, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company
Tagged agent orange, aspartame, Big Pharma, biotechnology, bioterrorism lab, BPA, chlorinated chicken, codex, corpogov, ddt, dhs, Environment, factory farms, farmers, fda, food control, food freedom, food legislation, food safety propaganda, food smuggling, food terrorism, Genetically Engineered Food, Glyphosate, Homeland Security, katrina, monopolies, Monsanto, PCB, Peasants, pollution, Ranchers, Rbst, S 510, scientific studies
By Steve Scheetz
It was strange to listen to the news reports of people having an easy time going through security on November 24th, 2010, the busiest travel day in the United States. However, the reason for these reports became clear once one saw the emptiness of the Airport in general, and the complete lack of lines surrounding the ticket counters. There was a large contingent of police officers waiting to escort those wanting to participate in the outreach. This contingent consisted of no less than two dozen members of the Philadelphia Police Department.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Transportation
Tagged airport pat downs, carcinogenic body scanners, dhs, janet napolitano, national opt out day report, opt out day, philadelphia international airport, philadelphia opt out 2010, security, tsa
By Daniel Tencer
The Dept. of Homeland Security Censorship has gone on a Web site shutdown spree, closing down at least 76 domains this week, at least one being a Google-like search engine. All the shut sites have been seized by Homeland Security with no indication that their original owners will ever be able to get them back, reports Daniel Tencer. Who needs COICA?
By Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC has filed a lawsuit to suspend the deployment of body scanners at US airports, pending an independent review. On July 2, 2010, EPIC filed a petition for review and motion for an emergency stay, urging the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to suspend the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) full body scanner program. EPIC said that the program is “unlawful, invasive, and ineffective.” EPIC argued that the federal agency has violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Fourth Amendment. EPIC cited the invasive nature of the devices, the TSA’s disregard of public opinion, and the impact on religious freedom.
File this in the “Well, Duh!?!” department. Farmers and ranchers have been screaming about this for months. Tornado Alley is generally considered to include Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Kansas averages 47 tornadoes a year, while Oklahoma averages 52, Texas 124 and Nebraska 37, per DisasterCenter.com. The tiny yellow-red star in Kansas is where gov wants to locate the lab. And let’s not kid ourselves, translate NewsSpeak of “biodefense” with”bioweapons development.” ~Ed.
New Study Questions Safety of Proposed Biodefense Laboratory
By Martin Matishak
Global Security Newswire
This November 16 article should have stated that a calculation that there is a nearly 70 percent chance a pathogen could escape the planned Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas was made by a National Research Council panel based on data from a U.S. Homeland Security Department risk assessment. The NRC panel also estimated economic losses of between $9 billion and $50 billion from a postulated foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.
This 76 page guide lists the radio frequencies, repeater input / output / talk-around frequencies, trunked radio network details including CTCSS codes for “private line” carrier squelching, satellite communications codes, radio programming instructions and more! In the event of a national emergency, – or the round-up of “dissident” citizens — this is how the various agencies of the federal government will communicate with each other AND with various agencies of the state and local governments.