By Rady Ananda
A single smart meter measuring a home’s electricity usage, by appliance, emits radiation 100 times higher than the level internationally recognized as “extreme concern” and 450 times higher than a cell phone.
These are but two of the facts presented in Josh del Sol’s long-awaited documentary, Take Back Your Power, which will air online September 5.
Foster Gamble, creator of Thrive, calls it an “astoundingly great job.” Take Back Your Power is a beautiful, tasteful, authoritative and touching account of the dire situation we face, and solutions available here and now.”
By Robert C. Koehler
“Our primary long range interest in Geneva, however, is general and complete disarmament, designed to take place by stages, permitting parallel political developments to build the new institutions of peace which would take the place of arms. . . . While we proceed to safeguard our national interests, let us also safeguard human interests. And the elimination of war and arms is clearly in the interest of both.”
That was President John F. Kennedy speaking to the 1963 graduating class of American University —announcing that the human race was ready to move beyond war. This was the speech in which he revealed that talks on a Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union had begun, and that the U.S. was unilaterally suspending atmospheric nuclear testing.
Posted in Constitution, War and Peace
Tagged 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, armed force, armed psychopaths, domestic surveillance, jfk, military industrial complex, NSA, peace, prism, Privacy
This is an action for violations of the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments to the U.S.Constitution. This is also an action for violations of privacy, including intrusion upon seclusion, freedom of expression and association, due process, and other illegal acts.
While California is pushing back the not so smart wireless technology, places like northern Virginia are going full steam ahead with the installation. Dominion Power has completed placing 100,000 smart meters in a pilot phase in three counties. Meanwhile, fires, explosions and burned out appliances follow smart meter deployment across the globe.
Posted in Constitution, Energy, Environment, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Privacy
Tagged california meters, electricity, florida meters, health hazards, nevada meters, Privacy, smart meters, virginia meters
Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry
WikiLeaks: Data entered into national police database accessible to American authorities
By Sarah Bridge
More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Lois Kamenitz, 65, of Toronto contacted the office last fall, after U.S. customs officials at Pearson International Airport prevented her from boarding a flight to Los Angeles on the basis of her suicide attempt four years earlier.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Privacy, Region: North America, Transportation
Tagged discrimination, health records, mental health, police state, Privacy, tsa
By Activist Post
A new report issued by Homeland Security Policy Institute, a “think and do tank”, entitled “Counterterrorism Intelligence Law Enforcement Perspectives” calls for further centralization of the anti-terror apparatus inside the United States.
The changing, converging nature of threats faced today — especially those from terrorism, transnational crime and the use of technology to carry out criminal behavior — make it imperative that intelligence-led policing be integrated into the decentralized police structures and community policing principles of the United States.
The report lists a hierarchy of threats that include an overall “evolutionary shift” toward “a blended terror threat that unites foreign directed or inspired attacks with homegrown elements and operators.”
This policy paper forms the new narrative that could justify the continuing infiltration and crackdown upon peaceful protest, civil disobedience, and even the questioning of American foreign policy and Homeland Security directives, whether on the street or in cyberspace.
Posted in 911, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Obama and Company, Privacy, Resistance
Tagged civil liberties, Counterterrorism Intelligence Law Enforcement Perspectives, domestic surveillance, Homeland Security, police state, Privacy, protest
By Glenn Greenwald
Last year, Obama unveiled a plan to require all services that enable communications to enable back-door government access. This year, he demanded greater power to obtain Internet records without a court order. DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has sponsored a truly pernicious bill that would force Internet providers to keep logs of their customers’ activities for one year, writes Glenn Greenwald.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Constitution, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy, War and Peace
Tagged austerity, class war, dissent, domestic surveillance, obama, Privacy, Totalitarianism
- Mitch Winehouse Posing With Wax Figurine of Daughter
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” — Bob Marley
As a child who grew up in one of the many flavors of household, “dysfunction,” I can report emphatically that children always believe their parents are worth suffering for, over, about and instead of. And, sadly, Amy Jade Winehouse was, probably unbeknownst to her, a victim of this particular scourge of western civilization, the cliché of the “dysfunctional family.”
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Healthcare, Human Relationships, Region: Europe, Women
Tagged class war, economy, genocide, Healthcare, Labor, Privacy
By Sherwood Ross
As eavesdroppers go, next to Uncle Sam and John Bull, Rupert Murdoch, the moral force behind Fox News, is an amateur.
That’s because a global eavesdropping scheme being run today by the United States and Great Britain dwarfs anything that Rupert Murdoch’s editors at The News of The World (TNTW) ever dared attempt.
British Prime Minister David Cameron may well deny he knew TNTW was tapping the phones of members of UK’s Royal household or those of American 9/11 victims. But he can’t claim he doesn’t know his country is a partner in ECHELON, which, according to Washington journalist Bill Blum, is a “network of massive, highly automated interception stations” that is eavesdropping on the entire world.
By Matthew Hendley
Update: TSA agent Nelson Santiago is not the first agency employee to be arrested on theft charges.
(Broward County, Florida) While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers’ electronics down his pants.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics over the past six months from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 1.
Lauren Sage Reinlie
A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.
Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.
Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Privacy, Transportation, Women
Tagged 4th amendment, illegal search, jean weber, Privacy, total sexual assault, tsa, tsa thugs
Setting off from Southampton on April 12, the cruise has taken in stops in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, crossing the Panama Canal to travel up the west coast of the United States to Alaska. Photo: ALAMY
Cruise passengers tell of seven-hour security ‘revenge’ nightmare
Elderly passengers on board a luxury cruise have criticised US immigration officials after they endured a seven-hour security check.
By Andy Bloxham and John Bingham
It was billed as a chance to taste the “glitz and glamour” of Hollywood or enjoy VIP treatment in some of the most exclusive shopping areas in the world.
But when a group of 2,000 elderly British cruise ship passengers docked at Los Angeles for a short stop-off during a five-star cruise around America it was, in the words of one of them, more like arriving at Guantanamo Bay.
By Rady Ananda
Senator Harry Reid blocked efforts to reform the Patriot Act today by leading the effort to table any amendments. Even Colorado Senator Mark Udall who “joined with a small bipartisan band of colleagues to slow the move on Capitol Hill to quickly reauthorize the Patriot Act and extend its most controversial provisions for another four years,” said the Unconstitutional Act “has kept us safe for ten years,” reports the Colorado Independent.
What hogwash. The Patriot Act makes us less safe by exposing citizens to government abuse without recourse. Here’s how the alternative media has responded.
Susan Lindauer recently highlighted just how repressive the Patriot Act can be. In When Truth Becomes Treason, she calls it “a law that equates free speech with sedition.” She ought to know. She spent a year in prison under the Act.
Posted in 911, Censorship, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Prisons, Privacy
Tagged dictatorship, human rights, jabberwocky, patriot act, Privacy, surveillance state, tree of liberty, tyranny
By Beat the Chip
FL SB 2040 takes up Real ID regs for E-Verify use. “Here’s what SB 2040 does – Requires companies to use the E-Verify employment verification system for new hires, but gives them the option to instead scan an ID card that has passed muster under the federal Real ID program.” The Independent wrote a glowing report on it, providing more details.
SB 1150. On March 30th, Florida Sen. Anitre Flores submitted an amendment with high ambitions for Floridian driver identity. The amendment was passed out of the local Transporation Committee in SB 1150 and is now headed for Florida State’s Budget Committee. The Committee Substitute now contains language, reasonably defined and considered may allow for RFID tags to be added to Florida drivers licenses. However, that’s not worst of what’s ahead. Online authentication of drivers license information is being added as an alternative to another Big Database DHS program, E-Verify.
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
By Christopher Elliott
KC McLawson works for a cafe near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and since the body-scan and patdown controversy last November, her boss has taken extraordinary measures to ensure the TSA knows of his displeasure.
“We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren’t allowed to come into our business,” she says. “We have the right to refuse service to anyone.”
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Privacy, Resistance
Tagged 4th amendment, ban tsa, dept homeland sex, government goons, napolitano, pistole, Privacy, Resistance, sexual assault, total sexual assault, tsa
By Alaska TravelGram
Alaska State Rep. Sharon Cissna of Anchorage was returning from Seattle when the TSA insisted on an intrusive hand exam at SEA-TAC Airport. Below is her statement:
PRINCE RUPERT, BC (February 21, 2011). The following is Rep. Sharon Cissna’s account of the events of February 20th, 2011 at SEA-TAC International Airport:
“The evening of the 20th of February 2011 started with relief, as I was anxious to get back to the important work of the Alaskan Legislature. Heading into security after time with the line of passengers, I felt upbeat. I’d blocked out the horror of three months earlier, but after the pleasant TSA agent checked the ticket and ID, I suddenly found myself directed into scanning by the Seattle Airport’s full-body imaging scan. The horror began again. A female agent placed herself blocking my passage. Scan results would again display that my breast cancer and the resulting scars pointed a TSA finger of irregularity at my chest. I would require invasive, probing hands of a stranger over my body. Memories of violation would consume my thoughts again.”
By Michael Edwards
In the span of just three years, we have seen drone surveillance become openly operational on American soil. In 2007, Texas reporters first filmed a predator drone test being conducted by the local police department in tandem with Homeland Security. And in 2009, it was revealed that an operation was underway to use predator drones inland over major cities, far from “border control” functions. This year it has been announced that not only will drone operations fly over the Mexican border, but the United States and Canada are partnering to cover 900 miles of the northern border as well. [Image]
Now that the precedent has been set to employ drones over non-combat areas, the military is further revealing the technology of miniaturization that they currently have at their disposal. As drone expert, P.W. Singer said, “At this point, it doesn’t really matter if you are against the technology, because it’s coming.” According to Singer, “The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets interesting. You can use these things anywhere, put them anyplace, and the target will never even know they’re being watched.”
So what exactly is on the horizon?