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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: False Flag Shutdown of Internet]
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2012, 08:20:49 am »

CLG at http://www.legitgov.org/#breaking_news says the following about this news item:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/22/al-qaeda-video-calling-for-cyberattacks-on-western-targets-raises-alarm-in/

Heads up! USociopaths are trolling to censor/shut down the Internet and blame 'al-Qaeda:'

Al Qaeda video calling for cyberattacks on Western targets raises alarm in Congress 22 May 2012 A newly revealed Al Qaeda al-CIAduh video calls on followers to launch cyberattacks on Western targets, a message called "alarming" by U.S. lawmakers in light of the increase in such attacks last year. Sens. Susan Collins and [sociopath] Joe Lieberman, who top the Senate Homeland Security Committee, say they first learned of the Al Qaeda video a week ago in a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The six-minute video instructs Al Qaeda followers that the U.S. is vulnerable to cyberattacks in the same way airline security was vulnerable in 2001 before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

[CLG: Gag me with a chainsaw! Everyone knows that the video was produced in Langley, Virginia!]
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: NC vs NDAA]
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2012, 01:12:50 pm »

Here's another message from http://oathkeepers.org .

Stewart Rhodes will Speak on NDAA at Educational session for North Carolina Legislature May 30, 2012
Oath Keepers, we are proud to announce that NC. state Representative Glen Bradley, a Founding Member of Oath Keepers, has introduced a resolution against the NDAA before the N.C. Legislature (based on the model legislation co-authored by Stewart Rhodes, Richard Frye, and Jeff Lewis).  

Representative Bradley has invited Stewart Rhodes to speak to members of the N.C. legislature this next Wednesday, May 30 at 4pm Eastern.   Oath Keepers members are welcome to attend to show your support for the N.C. legislature doing the right thing by passing this critical bill.  See below for details.

NDAA & AGENDA 21 PRESENTATION
for North Carolina General Assembly
(PUBLIC WELCOME & ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 544 - Legislative Office Building
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 515
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

LIVE BROADCAST AT http://HTTP://LIVESTREAM.COM/theintolerableacts  
Mr. Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers,  will be speaking about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) along with Jeff Lewis, co-founder and National Director of the Patriot Coalition, and Rep. Glen Bradley, sponsor of H.R. 982 & H.R. 983.

Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Lewis, along with Patriot Coalition General Counsel Richard D. Fry, co-authored model NDAA resolutions that have been introduced and/or adopted by sheriffs, other law enforcement, county commissions, and state legislators across the country.

Legislators need accurate, honest information to make informed decisions regarding We the People's business. Provisions in the 2012 & 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) violate no fewer than 14 provisions of the U.S. Constitution, including over half the Bill of Rights, and many more provisions of the North Carolina Constitution and Declaration of Rights.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LIVE BROADCAST AT http://HTTP://LIVESTREAM.COM/theintolerableacts
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: NATO Threat to Russia]
« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2012, 06:52:22 pm »

A Russian physicist sent me this message today.

NATO SCHIZOPHRENICS INCREASE ATOMIC WAR PROBABILITY
Ph.M. Kanarev
kanarevfm@mail.ru
http://www.micro-world.su/  Folder English

Announcement. History has proved invincibility of the Russian army when it protects its motherland. The horse armies of Russia returned the unasked Napoleon from Moscow to Paris. The mechanized troops of the USSR prevented the unasked Hitler to enter Moscow and put to rout in Berlin. NATO has adopted the next decision against Russia, which increases probability of atomic war nowadays.

Dear tellurians [Earthlings],

The purpose of my intellectual information for you is to protect life on our planet. It obliges me to reflect reality more precisely. You know that NATO schizophrenics have forgotten history and profess their collective apelike intellect to the whole world. Only a schizophrenic cannot understand that Russia, which is taught by history, will not make it possible to violate nuclear parity with USA in all its elements. The Russian systems of the automatic destruction of the American GMD bases in Europe will be on their way to the European borders with a hundred percent guarantee from the first minutes of their activation. The Russian aerospace power functions have been strengthened; the measures connected with strengthening of current and long-term invulnerability of its nuclear forces have been taken.

It is natural that it is unnecessary to arrange a button for a simultaneous counterblow on the American GMD bases in Europe in the nuclear briefcase of our President. It will be performed by automatics. The USA President will hardly have time to inform the Russian President that their anti-rocket has been launched by chance. After the simultaneous automatic destruction of the American GMD in Europe, the Russian President will have the only possibility: to press a button the nuclear counterblow.

NATO schizophrenics, why do you fail to understand that your decision to arrange GMD in Europe increases nuclear war probability up to 95% minimum? It means that it becomes possible that our planet will be deprived of the conditions for HUMAN life in it!!! NATO schizophrenics, is it clear for you??? If not, there is a saying: they are not human beings; they are hornless nowt [newt?, maybe chameleon] meaning that the intellect of hornless nowt [chameleon?] is lower than the intellect of an ape.

The mankind should know that the main danger on the Earth is a schizophrenic level of political ideation of the American power, which without a moment’s hesitation adopts the decisions, which increase nuclear war probability, and thus eliminates the achievements connected with the reduction of the nuclear arsenals.

The American power fails to understand that all areas on the Earth have already been divided. History has taught their inhabitants the method of collective protection of their safety. Millions of their countrymen gave their life for it. There is every condition for complete nuclear weapon elimination, but the American politicians-schizophrenics who have not experienced the atrocities of war on their territory go on performing aggressive militaristic schizophrenic activities.

I am in sorrow when I see how the offices mould our dignified contemporaries into political schizophrenics, which will be called hornless nowt [or chameleon] by our descendants. I hope that such thing will not take place, and the politicians - my contemporaries will be able to be preserved in memory as the creations of the Holy, not Satan.

All Russians should understand a global complexity of the problems, which have to be solved now by our elected power, and cool their ardour till the next stage of the elections.

Ph. M. Kanarev
May 24, 2012
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: More Drones & War Plans]
« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2012, 10:59:31 am »


News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
26 May 2012
http://www.legitgov.org
25 May 2012 Federal prosecutors on Friday urged a judge to lift her order barring enforcement of part of a new law that permits indefinite military detention [of US citizens]. Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest this month ruled in favor of activists and reporters who said they feared being detained under a section of the law, signed by President Barack Obama in December. The judge's preliminary injunction bars the government from enforcing section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act's "Homeland Battlefield" provisions. The section authorizes indefinite military detention for those deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda [al-CIAduh], the Taliban or "associated forces."

US assassination drones kill 8 in northwestern Pakistan 27 May 2012 A US assassination drone strike has killed eight people and injured several others in the northwestern Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, early Monday. The attack took place in the Hassokhel town, 25 kilometers east of Miranshah, the main town of the North Waziristan area, Pakistani TV channel Dunya News reported. A Pakistani security official said US drones had fired four more missiles at a compound in the town. He added that the exact number of the drones that participated in the airstrike was not immediately known.

Amnesty International: Israel frequently uses excessive force against Palestinians 24 May 2012 The Amnesty International 2012 annual report was released on Wednesday. The report is highly critical of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians, charging that the Israel Defense Forces frequently uses excessive, sometimes lethal, force against demonstrators in the West Bank and civilians in Gaza. The IDF this year has killed 55 civilians in the West Bank and Gaza, including 11 children, the report said. The report charges that Israeli authorities were prolonging the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip with the continued implementation of blockade.

U.S. Plans to Arm Italy's Drones 29 May 2012 The Obama administration plans to arm Italy's fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone technology to other allies, according to lawmakers and others familiar with the matter. The sale would make Italy the first foreign country besides Britain to fly U.S. drones armed with missiles and laser-guided bombs. U.S. officials said Italy intends initially to deploy the armed drones in Afghanistan. [See CLG's Drone Hunting Permit.]

Obama personally oversees Al-Qaeda kill list: New York Times 30 May 2012 U.S. President Barack Obama has personally overseen a top-secret process for determining which Al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] suspects should be placed on a "kill list," the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times, citing dozens of top officials and former advisers, said the administration had developed what it termed the "kill list" as part of a stepped-up drone war against Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Pakistan and Yemen. "He is determined that he will make these decisions about how far and wide these operations will go," it quoted National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon as saying.

Pentagon has plans for military strike on Iran: Panetta 28 May 2012 US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Pentagon has readied plans to carry out a military strike on Iran, if diplomacy fails in the dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. "The fundamental premise is that neither the United States or the international community [aka Israel] is going to allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. We will do everything we can to prevent them from developing a weapon," Panetta said in an interview with ABC's This Week on Sunday. Iran says that according to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), all signatories have the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful applications and no country should have the right to possess nuclear weapons.

BBC uses fake photo for Houla massacre 29 May 2012 The British state-run broadcaster BBC has been caught passing off an old photo from Iraq in 2003 for the massacre in the Syrian town of Houla. In a report published hours after the massacre, the network used an old photo of dead Iraqi children taken in Al Mussayyib that was first published over nine years ago and presented it as a photo of victims of the recent massacre of civilians in the town of Houla in western Syria, The Telegraph reported. The photographer who took the original picture, Marco Di Lauro, posted on his Facebook page, "Somebody is using my images as a propaganda against the Syrian government to prove the massacre."

Heads up! USociopaths are trolling for new wars: US military warns Syria as pressure builds on Obama --Top US general warns military is prepared to act if 'necessary' 28 May 2012 The US's top military officer has warned Syria it could face armed intervention as international outrage grows over the massacre of women and children by [non-Bashar] tanks and artillery in Houla. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that following the UN security council's condemnation of the slaughter – in which more than 100 people were killed – there needed to be increased diplomatic pressure on Damascus. But he added that the US would be prepared to act militarily if it was "asked to do so". [LOL! The only sociopaths to 'ask' for US 'help' would be other predators, such as ExxonMobil, BP, and Blackwater.]

UK lunatics want to force pharma-terrorists' mercury-laden vaccines on all children to fight the pandemics they're creating: Vaccinate all school children against flu: experts --Children already receive 12 jabs 'against' eight diseases by the time they start school. 30 May 2012 All children should be vaccinated against flu from the age of five to stop them spreading the illness among their families, government advisers have said. Under the plans a new universal vaccination programme could start in the autumn of 2014 with a nasal spray vaccine, called Fluenz, that avoids the use of needles. Schoolchildren from the age of five would be vaccinated every year.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: More Drones & War Plans]
« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2012, 07:56:39 am »

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
http://www.legitgov.org

With Plan X, Pentagon seeks to spread U.S. military might to cyberspace 30 May 2012 Plan X is a project of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency... The five-year, $110 million research program will begin seeking proposals this summer. Among the goals will be the creation of an advanced map that details the entirety of cyberspace. Another goal is the creation of a robust operating system capable of launching attacks and surviving counterattacks. The architects of Plan X also hope to develop systems that could give commanders the ability to carry out speed-of-light attacks and counterattacks using preplanned scenarios that do not involve human operators manually typing in code.

Ahmadinejad: 20% enrichment, Iran's right under intl. law 30 May 2012 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said enriching uranium up to 20 percent is the Islamic Republic's right under the international law. "Producing 20-percent-enriched uranium is our legal right, although, we are not interested in making use of this right," Ahmadinejad stated in an interview with the French news channel, France 24 in Tehran on Wednesday. The Iranian president noted that under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations, countries wielding 20-percent enriched uranium should have supplied Iran without preconditions.

US military to launch Plan X cyberwarfare 31 May 2012 US Department of Defense has engaged in a scheme to develop technologies aimed at enhancing its cyberwarfare potentials, waging effective attacks and countering retaliatory measures. The Pentagon has turned to the private sector, universities as well as computer-game companies for the previously unreported venture, dubbed Plan X, marking a fresh phase in American military operations in cyberspace, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The plan X project has grown out of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that plays a key role in harnessing computer power to help the US military wage war more effectively, according to the report.

US raises prospect of intervention in Syria 31 May 2012 America has raised the possibility of intervening in Syria without United Nations approval and accused Russia of pushing the country into civil war... Susan Rice, the American ambassador to the UN, said that Russia's veto-wielding membership of the Security Council would not necessarily prevent international action. If the violence worsened and the peace plan proposed by Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, made no progress, some countries would consider whether to bypass Russian and Chinese opposition in the UN.

Barack Obama 'ordered Stuxnet cyber attack on Iran' 01 Jun 2012 President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet attack on Iran as part of a wave of cyber sabotage and espionage against the would-be nuclear power, according to a new book citing senior Washington sources. The computer virus, aimed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, was designed to damage centrifuges by making covert adjustments to the machines controlling them. It formed part of a "wave" of digital attacks on Iran codenamed "Olympic Games" and was created with the assistance of a secret Israeli intelligence unit, The New York Times said in a report based on a book chronicling secret wars under the Obama administration. The report confirms the suspicions of computer security experts who detected and forensically examined Stuxnet in 2010.

Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran 01 Jun 2012 From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program. Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks - begun in the Bush regime and code-named Olympic Games - even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran's Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet... "Should we shut this thing down?" Mr. Obama asked, according to members of the president's national security team who were in the room. ...Mr. Obama decided that the cyberattacks should proceed. In the following weeks, the Natanz plant was hit by a newer version of the computer worm, and then another after that. [Remember, though... turnabout is fair play.]

Iran missiles can hit all US bases in Mideast: Commander 02 Jun 2012 A top Iranian military commander says the United States' bases in the Middle East are all within the range of Iran's missiles. "The politicians and the military men of the United States are well aware of the fact that all of their bases [in the region] are within the range of Iran's missiles; and in any case, the US military forces in the region are highly vulnerable," Brigadier General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, a senior military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said on Friday. In case of military aggression against Iran, there is no spot in Israel that does not fall within the range of the Iranian missiles, he added, IRNA reported.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: More Drones Plus Drugs]
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2012, 06:53:04 pm »

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
04 Jun 2012
http://www.legitgov.org
[Comments are CLG's, not mine. Luck]

US spree killing continues: Drone blitz on Pakistan enters third straight day --Up to 27 people have died in strikes that began on Saturday as US shows no signs of bowing to Pakistani objections 04 Jun 2012 Rockets fired from a US drone killed between eight and 15 people in north-west Pakistan on Monday, officials have said in varying accounts. It is the third strike in as many days after attacks on Saturday and Sunday killed a total of 12 people. US drones hit targets in the South Waziristan tribal region on Saturday and Sunday. There have been a total of seven strikes in less than two weeks.

US terror drones kill 16 in NW Pakistan 04 Jun 2012 As many as 16 people have been killed and several others injured in two airstrikes carried out by US assassination drones on the northwestern Pakistan tribal area of North Waziristan. [This is *ridiculous.* People need to get much better at shooting drones out of the sky.]

Western banks 'reaping billions from Colombian cocaine trade' 02 Jun 2012 The vast profits made from drug production and trafficking are overwhelmingly reaped in rich "consuming" countries - principally across Europe and in the US - rather than "producing" nations such as Colombia and Mexico, new research has revealed. And its authors claim that financial regulators in the west are reluctant to go after western banks in pursuit of the massive amount of drug money being laundered through their systems. The most far-reaching and detailed analysis to date of the drug economy in any country - in this case, Colombia - shows that 2.6% of the total street value of cocaine produced remains within the country, while a staggering 97.4% of profits are reaped by criminal syndicates, and laundered by banks, in first-world consuming countries. [That's why USociopaths won't leave Afghanistan - they want the opium routes that the Taliban virtually eliminated in 2001.]

Military May Be Using Drones In US to Help Police --Air Force: 'A court order or warrant is not required in all circumstances.' 04 Jun 2012 A non-classified U.S. Air Force intelligence report obtained by KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO dated April 23, 2012, is helping fuel concern that video and other data inadvertently captured by Air Force drones already flying through U.S. airspace, might end up in the hands of federal or local law enforcement, doing an end-run around normal procedures requiring police to obtain court issued warrants. Data collected by drones accidentally, under the guidelines, can be kept by the military up to three months before being purged and can also be turned over to "another Department of Defense or government agency to whose function it pertains." The Air Force guidelines permit using drones domestically to assist law enforcement. [Be sure to get your Drone Hunting Permit.]

Congress Looking Happy to Reauthorize Broad, Secret Spying Powers 31 May 2012 House lawmakers of both stripes in a Thursday hearing seemed amenable to the Obama administration's request to continue giving the government broad, warrantless electronic surveillance powers over American citizens - though some suggested Americans or at least members of Congress deserved to know how many people have been caught in the dragnet. At issue is the FISA Amendments Act, expiring legislation authorizing the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans' phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted "to acquire foreign intelligence information."
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: More Drones, Plus Drugs]
« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2012, 06:08:15 am »

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
13 Jun 2012
http://www.legitgov.org

Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers 11 Jun 2012 Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The court had ruled that there was "no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers."

Flame Malware Code Traced to Stuxnet [=U.S. Govt] --Researchers find a link between the two different pieces of malware, suggesting that the U.S. government may be behind both 11 Jun 2012 Did the U.S. government commission the recently discovered Flame malware? According to new research, the developers of the Stuxnet and Flame malware families crossed paths--swapping source code at least once--which suggests that the U.S. government didn't just commission Stuxnet, but Flame as well. "In 2009, part of the code from the Flame platform was used in Stuxnet," said Alex Gostev, the chief malware researcher at Kaspersky Lab, Monday in a blog post. "We believe that source code was used, rather than complete binary modules," he said, which suggests some degree of collaboration or crossover.

Websites Will Be Forced to Identify Trolls 12 Jun 2012 (UK) Websites will be legally obliged to provide victims with the identity of people who post abusive and defamatory online messages about them under plans by the Government. Major 'reforms' of the libel laws will also see internet service providers (ISPs) given greater protection from being sued if they help to identify so-called trolls. The Defamation Bill will be debated in the House of Commons later today.

US assassination drone strike kills at least four in Pakistan 13 Jun 2012 At least four people have been killed in an airstrike carried out by a US assassination drone in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan. The Wednesday attack was carried out in the town of Miranshah, the administrative headquarters of the North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Despite the Pakistani government's repeated calls on Washington to end the drone attacks on civilians, the US government continues its strikes on the tribal regions of the country.

3 die in US drone attack in NW Pakistan 14 Jun 2012 A US assassination drone strike has killed three people in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan. The attack took place early on Thursday when the drone fired two missiles on a building in Miranshah, the main town in the area, AFP reported. At least four people had been killed in another US drone attack on the same town on Wednesday. Last Saturday, US President Barack Obama ordered a sharp increase in the assassination strikes in the tribal areas.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: More Drones, Plus Drugs]
« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2012, 06:19:41 am »

News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
15 Jun 2012
http://www.legitgov.org

Wisconsin: None dare call it vote rigging By Bob Fitrakis 14 Jun 2012 If vote-rigging prospers, none may call it vote-rigging. It simply becomes the new norm. Once again, the universal laws of statistics apply only outside U.S. borders. The recall vote in Wisconsin produced another significant 7% discrepancy between the unadjusted exit poll and the so-called "recorded vote." In actual social science, this level of discrepancy, with the results being so far outside the expected margin of error would not be accepted... Here's where U.S. elections become laughable. A couple of private companies count our votes with secret proprietary hardware and software, the most notable being ES&S. Every standard of election transparency is routinely violated in the U.S. electronic version of faith-based voting. How the corporate-dominated media deals with the issue is by "adjusting the exit polls."

Pakistanis blame CIA for fresh polio cases 15 Jun 2012 Dr Shakil Afridi, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison on May 23 on charges of treason, is said to have helped the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States track down bin Laden by collecting DNA samples from selected residents in the cantonment town of Abbottabad. Afridi's role appears to have exacerbated suspicions among people in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that polio vaccinations are part of a US conspiracy to render their children infertile. "This is a program by the US to cut the population of the Muslims and weaken them to a point that they become incapacitated to defend Islam," Qari Mohammad Akram, a resident of FATA's Bajaur agency, told IPS over telephone. "Last week, parents refused to allow vaccination in South Waziristan agency, saying they would prefer to have electricity, paved roads and clean drinking water first," Dr Muhammad Khalid of the expanded program on immunization (EPI) in the FATA, told IPS.

House wants airline pilots to pack guns 15 Jun 2012 Congress refuses to gut the one program the Transportation Security Administration has offered to minimize: pilots who pack guns. The House passed an amendment in its Homeland Security appropriations bill that would boost funding for armed-pilot training by $10 million. That throws a sharp rebuke at both the TSA and the Obama administration, which proposed chopping financing in half.

U.S. to Stop Deporting Some Illegal Immigrants 16 Jun 2012 Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be able to obtain work permits and be safe from deportation under a new policy announced on Friday by the Obama administration. President Obama, speaking to reporters in the White House Rose Garden on Friday afternoon, said the changes would make the immigration system "more efficient, more fair and more just." The policy, effective immediately, will apply to people who are currently no more than 30 years old, who arrived in the country before they turned 16 and have lived in the United States for five years.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: More Drones, Plus Drugs]
« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2012, 02:43:09 pm »

U.S. to Stop Deporting Some Illegal Immigrants by making more immigration legal, something I actually praise Obama for.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Drones in America]
« Reply #69 on: June 19, 2012, 09:28:44 pm »

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
http://www.legitgov.org

Revealed: 64 Drone Bases on American Soil --22 locations planned for future bases 13 Jun 2012 There are 64 drone bases on American soil. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be armed. Public Intelligence, a non-profit that advocates for free access to information, released a DoD Current and Future U.S. Drone Activities Map on Tuesday. Assembled from military sources - especially this little-known June 2011 Air Force presentation - it is arguably the most comprehensive map so far of the spread of the Pentagon's unmanned fleet. The exact missions performed at those locations, however, are not clear.

Ottawa airport wired with microphones as Border Services prepares to record travellers' conversations 15 Jun 2012 Sections of the Ottawa airport are now wired with microphones that can eavesdrop on travellers’ conversations. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is nearing completion of a $500,000 upgrade of old video cameras used to monitor its new "customs controlled areas," including the primary inspection area for arriving international passengers. As part of the work, the agency is introducing audio-monitoring equipment as well.

U.S. government faulted over risk of pathogens escaping lab [USociopaths *want* them to escape, so contractors can make a killing on the clean-up while implementing new police state measures, as they did after the 9/11 inside job.] 15 Jun 2012 The Department of Homeland Security underestimates the risk that 'human error' could allow pathogens to escape from a proposed $1 billion lab designed to study lethal animal-borne diseases, a U.S. advisory panel warned on Friday. The department's risk assessment was "overly optimistic" about the chances of mistakes leading to a release of infectious material from the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility planned for Manhattan, Kansas, according to a report by the National Research Council.

Google reports 'alarming' rise in censorship by governments [LOL, they should know! Try getting the CLG Newsletter w. a Gmail account, and see what I mean.] 17 Jun 2012 There has been an alarming rise in the number of times governments attempted to censor the internet in last six months, according to a report from Google. Since the search engine last published its bi-annual transparency report, it said it had seen a troubling increase in requests to remove political content. Many of these requests came from western democracies not typically associated with censorship. UK police asked the company to remove five YouTube accounts for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed.

Rodney King, Whose Beating Led to Riots in Los Angeles, Dies at 47 18 Jun 2012 Rodney G. King, whose 1991 videotaped beating by the Los Angeles police became a symbol of the nation's continuing racial tensions and subsequently led to a week of deadly race riots after the officers were acquitted, was found dead Sunday in a swimming pool at the home he shared with his fiancée in Rialto, Calif. He was 47. There was no evidence of foul play, the Rialto police said.

Talk of drones patrolling US skies spawns anxiety 19 Jun 2012 The prospect of thousands of drones patrolling U.S. skies by the end of this decade is spawning anxiety across the political spectrum that Americans' privacy may be at risk. The concern has spilled over into Congress, where there are bipartisan efforts by lawmakers to address the civil liberties issues raised by drones. The drone market is expected to almost double over the next 10 years, from current worldwide expenditures of nearly $6 billion annually.

Julian Assange seeking asylum in Ecuadorian embassy in London --WikiLeaks founder walked into embassy and asked for asylum under United Nations human rights declaration 19 Jun 2012 The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, sparking a new crisis in the tortured history of his extradition to Sweden. Assange walked into the embassy in Knightsbridge and asked for asylum under the UN human rights declaration. He said: "I can confirm I arrived at the Ecuadorian Embassy and sought diplomatic sanctuary and political asylum. This application has been passed to the ministry of foreign affairs in the capital Quito."

CIA, Mossad responsible for Syria massacres 20 Jun 2012 A Turkish political party says the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israel's spy agency Mossad are responsible for massacres in Syria, Press TV reports. A Turkish paper quoted the Deputy Chief of Turkey's Felicity Party, Temel Karamollaoglu as saying, "Not only the Syrian crisis will not be solved, but also it will lead to civil war." On the one hand, Western countries claim that they do not support armed conflicts in Syria, but on the other, the US is obviously making attempts to arm the Syrian rebels, who are fighting the Middle Eastern country's government, he said. "Due to having common interests in Syria, the US, Israel, and the EU make no attempt to stop bloodshed in the country."

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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Movie about U.S. Corruption]
« Reply #70 on: June 20, 2012, 01:59:18 pm »

Immigration
* Yeah, people should be able to go anywhere in the world freely on public roadways, ports and public property. I have a friend in India who'd like to come to the U.S., but he's too poor etc. Corruption and conditions in India are so bad, that all he can think of is leaving.

Movie
* Bill Windsor has a Youtube channel about U.S. corruption at http://youtube.com/lawlessamerica and a website at http://lawlessamerica.com . He just started a tour of the U.S. to interview people in every state about their personal experience with corruption, to be used in a movie. He's supposed to be at the NH capitol in Concord on July 12 & 13. The videos already posted on those sites are pretty good too.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Movie about U.S. Corruption]
« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2012, 12:01:40 pm »

[See previous post regarding the movie.]

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
22 Jun 2012
http://www.legitgov.org

Drone strikes: activists seek to lift lid on open secret of targeted killings 19 Jun 2012 The CIA's covert targeted killing programme will come under fresh scrutiny on Wednesday, the deadline for Barack Obama's administration to respond to a lawsuit over the agency's refusal to confirm or deny its existence. The federal lawsuit is part of a three-year battle by lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union for details of the drone programme, one of the US government's most important security operations in the war against al-Qaida [al-CIAduh]. Under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed in 2010, ACLU seeks the legal memo underlying the killing programme, the basis for drone strikes that have killed American citizens and the process by which individuals are placed on a kill list. [Anonymous needs to hack Obama's drone kill list, and make some *edits.*]

[Great Satan] U.S. & Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say 19 Jun 2012 The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran's ability to [allegedly] develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort. The massive piece of malware secretly mapped and monitored Iran's computer networks, sending back a steady stream of intelligence to prepare for a cyber­warfare campaign, according to the officials. The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel's military, has included the use of destructive software such as the Stuxnet virus to cause malfunctions in Iran's nuclear-enrichment equipment.

Arrest made for video post, threat to Pittsburgh officials 20 Jun 2012 Federal prosecutors charged an Ohio man with posting a YouTube video [!] and making a comment [?] that threatened University of Pittsburgh officials. FBI agents from Pittsburgh and Cincinnati this morning arrested Alexander Waterland, 24, of Loveland, Ohio, and he’s scheduled to appear in an Ohio federal court today. U.S. Attorney David Hickton would not say during a news conference whether prosecutors believe Waterland is connected to a series of bomb threats that preceded the YouTube post and disrupted classes and other activities at Pitt for six weeks.

Swarms of cyborg insect drones are the future of military surveillance 20 Jun 2012 The real high-tech story of surveillance drones is going on at a much smaller level, as tiny remote controlled vehicles based on insects are already likely being deployed. Over recent years a range of miniature drones, or micro air vehicles (MAVs), based on the same physics used by flying insects, have been presented to the public. The University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab recently showed off drones that swarm, a network of 20 nano quadrotors flying in synchronized formations. The SWARMS goal is to combine swarm technology with bio-inspired drones to operate 'with little or no direct human supervision' in 'dynamic, resource-constrained, adversarial environments.'

Drone strikes threaten 50 years of international law, says UN rapporteur --US policy of using drone strikes to carry out targeted killings 'may encourage other states to flout international law' 21 Jun 2012 The US policy of using aerial drones to carry out targeted killings presents a major challenge to the system of international law that has endured since the second world war, a United Nations investigator has said. Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions, told a conference in Geneva that President Obama's attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, carried out by the CIA, would encourage other states to flout long-established human rights standards. In his strongest critique so far of drone strikes, Heyns suggested some may even constitute "war crimes". [People --both in America and in countries occupied by the US --need to get *a lot better* at shooting them down.]

[Great Satan] U.S. Seeks to Reject ACLU Request For Information On Drone Strikes 21 Jun 2012 The United States government is seeking to reject a lawsuit demanding information about drone strikes that target suspected terrorists overseas, saying releasing details on the program would have a major effect on counterterrorism [sic] efforts. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in New York after a Freedom of Information Act request they submitted to the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the CIA, was denied. The rights group is seeking the release of a copy of the memo outlining the Obama administration's program that targets suspected terrorists overseas. In its response, the government asked for a summary judgment dismissing the complaints and defended its decision not to release the requested information.

News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
23 Jun 2012

Poland shaken by case alleging an illicit CIA prison there 21 Jun 2012 For years, the idea seemed unthinkable, absurd. A secret U.S. detention center in a remote corner of Poland, where 'Al Qaeda' suspects were brutally interrogated by the CIA? About as likely as "the Loch Ness monster," is how one Pole described it recently. That monster is now rearing its head. Cloistered inside government offices, surrounded by classified documents, Polish prosecutors are building a case that could result in criminal charges against the nation's former spy chief and even, some say, against former senior political leaders. The prosecutors' investigation centers on a Polish military garrison that allegedly hosted a CIA "black site" where foreign detainees were subjected to internationally condemned interrogation torture techniques, such as waterboarding, during 2002 and 2003. [Where's the 'fast and furious' investigation of Bush officials for war crimes?]

CIA Wanted 'Torture' Cage for Secret Prison: Official 22 Jun 2012 A Polish official says that prosecutors have a construction order that proves the CIA wanted a cage for terror suspects built at a secret 'black site' prison inside Poland. Senator Jozef Pinior claims Krakow prosecutors have a document that shows a local contractor was asked to build a cage at Stare Kiekuty, a Polish army based used as a CIA prison for 'al Qaeda' terror suspects in 2002 and 2003. Asked if he was sure the cage was for humans, Pinior told the Polish paper Gazeta Wyborcza, "What was it for? Exotic birds?" He said he has not seen the construction order, but that the Krakow prosecutor's office, which is investigating the prison, has a copy of it.

UK soldiers 'beat innocent Iraqi men in black ops jails but new secret justice law means their torture will be hidden forever' 24 Jun 2012 The Mail on Sunday can today reveal devastating new claims of abuse by British soldiers carried out at a secret network of illegal prisons in the Iraqi desert. One innocent civilian victim is said to have died after being assaulted aboard an RAF helicopter, while  others were hooded, stripped and beaten at a camp set up at a remote phosphate mine deep in the desert. The whereabouts of a separate group of 64 Iraqi men who were spirited away on two RAF Chinooks to a 'black site' prison, located at  an oil pipeline pumping station, remain unknown. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of these alleged abuses, which appear to have been flagrant breaches of international law, is that this secret network is claimed to have been sanctioned by senior Ministry of Defence lawyers. Meanwhile, the Government last week introduced its new secrecy law in Parliament, which, if enacted, would mean details of the emerging scandal would be hidden for ever.

Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking, researchers say 25 Jun 2012 A small surveillance drone flies over an Austin stadium, diligently following a series of GPS waypoints that have been programmed into its flight computer. Then, as if some phantom has given the drone a self-destruct order, it hurtles toward the ground... Professor Todd Humphreys and his team at the University of Texas at Austin's Radionavigation Laboratory have just completed a successful experiment: illuminating a gaping hole in the government's plan to open US airspace to thousands of drones. They could be turned into weapons. "Spoofing a GPS receiver on a UAV is just another way of hijacking a plane," Humphreys told Fox News. In other words, with the right equipment, anyone can take control of a GPS-guided drone and make it do anything they want it to.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Movie about U.S. Corruption]
« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2012, 03:04:26 pm »

Insect drones... My right to buy them should be covered in the 2nd Amendment.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Forced Health "Insurance"]
« Reply #73 on: June 30, 2012, 09:01:14 pm »

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
27 Jun 2012
http://www.legitgov.org

Biden, in leaked memo, told Obama war plan flawed 25 Jun 2012 As President Barack Obama considered adding as many as 40,000 U.S. forces to a backsliding war in Afghanistan in 2009, Vice President Joe Biden warned him that the military rationale for doing so was flawed, a new book about Obama's expansion of the conflict says. The book, "Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan," also says that in planning the drawdown of troops two years later, the White House intentionally sidelined the CIA. Obama purposely did not read a grim CIA assessment of Afghanistan that found little measurable benefit from the 30,000 "surge" forces Obama eventually approved, the book quotes a U.S. official as saying.

Small-Town Cops Pile Up on Useless Military Gear 26 Jun 2012 Small police departments across America are collecting battlefield-grade arsenals thanks to a program that allows them to get their hands on military surplus equipment, such as amphibious tanks and night-vision goggles at virtually no cost - except for shipment and maintenance. Over the last five years, the top 10 beneficiaries of this "Department of Defense Excess Property Program" included small agencies such as the Fairmount Police Department. It serves 7,000 people in northern Georgia and received 17,145 items from the military. The cops in Issaquah, Washington, a town of 30,000 people, acquired more than 37,000 pieces of gear.

CDC considers having U.S. Army scientists check on bioterror labs 26 Jun 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering having U.S. Army scientists or another outside agency inspect its bioterror labs in the wake of a USA TODAY report this month. USA TODAY reported that the agency's $214 million Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory in Atlanta has had repeated problems with airflow systems designed to prevent the release of infectious agents. The lab, also called Building 18, has a secure, high-containment block where experiments can be done on anthrax, monkeypox, dangerous strains of flu and other agents that have the potential to be used as bioterror weapons [by USociopaths].

Arizona to enforce 'show me your papers' policy ASAP 26 Jun 2012 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said that police agencies can immediately begin enforcing the controversial "show me your papers" provision of the state's landmark immigration law -- the section that was upheld by the U.S Supreme Court. "We will move forward instructing law enforcement to begin practicing what the United States Supreme Court has upheld," Brewer said at a news conference Monday.

Senate vetoes call for Hicks inquiry 26 Jun 2012 The federal government and opposition have joined forces to reject another call by the Greens for an inquiry into the role of the Howard government in the US detention of David Hicks. LABOR and coalition Senators joined forces to vote 37-8 to defeat the motion in parliament on Tuesday. The motion was proposed by Greens Senator Penny Wright in tandem with an International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. "Australian David Hicks experienced torture and cruel and degrading treatment during his detention in Guantanamo Bay," she told the chamber.

Texas college hacks government drone 27 Jun 2012 There is much you can do with $1,000, but scientists at an Austin, Texas college have come across one that is often overlooked: for less than a grand, how'd you like to hijack a US government drone? A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory recently succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government. With just around $1,000 in parts, Humphreys's team took control of an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the US Department of Homeland Security. After being challenged by his lab, the DHS dared Humphreys's crew to hack into their drone and take command. Much to their chagrin, they did exactly that. [Hack and mark them 'return to sender.']

Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge 27 Jun 2012 A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens Democrats from its voter rolls. The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less than 90 days before the Aug. 14 election.

Supreme Court upholds GOP concept of individual mandate in Obama 'health care' law 28 Jun 2012 The concept of individual mandate - originating with the GOP and implemented by Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts and Barack Obama nationally - has been upheld by the Supreme Court. [This story will be updated.]

Dotcom searches illegal: Judge --Dotcom lawyer: 'The search warrants were unlawful and the FBI sending the clones to the USA was also unlawful.' 28 Jun 2012 The High Court has ruled the police raid on internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion was illegal and the removal from New Zealand of cloned copies of hard drives seized was unlawful. Justice Helen Winkelmann found the warrants used did not adequately describe the offences to which they were related. "Indeed they fell well short of that. They were general warrants, and as such, are invalid."

NYPD gets $10M radiation-spotting chopper 28 Jun 2012 The newest tool designed to protect New York is a specially outfitted helicopter -- the Bell 412 chopper. The new $10 million dollar craft was being delivered from the factory in Tennessee. It's loaded with $4 million worth of hi-tech equipment, and part of its job is to keep a nuclear bomb out of the city. [Yeah, right!] The new New York Police Department chopper is equipped with new radiation detection equipment so sensitive that it can fly over a container, cargo or tanker ship and accurately detect a radiation signature from an altitude of 200 feet.

Top court upholds healthcare law in Obama triumph 28 Jun 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Thursday in an election-year triumph for him and fellow Democrats and a setback for Republican opponents of the most sweeping overhaul since the 1960s of the unwieldy U.S. healthcare system. In a 5-4 ruling based on the power of Congress to impose taxes, the nation's highest court preserved the law's "individual mandate" requiring that most Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax. The justices also preserved, with some changes, a provision of the law expanding the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor. - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty. "The Affordable Care Act's requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court's majority in the opinion. "Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness," he concluded.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Juries Can Nullify Bad Laws in NH]
« Reply #74 on: July 01, 2012, 05:36:52 pm »

Jury Nullification Law Signed by New Hampshire Governor

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Date: Sunday, 1-Jul-2012 11:46:50

        ~"The law has no application to this case, because it is unconstitutional - Not Guilty." :)
        ~Basil

        http://www.policemisconduct.net/jury-nullification-law-signed-new-hampshire-governor/

        With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the final rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court the past week, there has been little attention to an interesting legal development in New Hampshire: On June 18, Governor John Lynch (no relation) signed HB 146 into law and it becomes effective on January 1, 2013. HB 146 concerns "the right of a jury to judge the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy. " It's popularly known as "the jury nullification bill." In this post, I will try to explain what impact this new law may have in the New Hampshire courts. ......

More Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
30 Jun 2012
http://www.legitgov.org

Mitt Romney reacts to Health-care decision: 'I will act to repeal Obamacare' 28 Jun 2012 Republican Mitt Romney is promising that he will repeal the federal health care law the Supreme Court just upheld. He called the decision incorrect and said Thursday that it is a 'bad law.' (Video: http://www.washingtonpost.com/romney-supreme-court-ruling-on-health-law-wrong/2012/06/28/gJQAGGEK9V_video.html )

Britons protest Olympic missiles scheme in east London 30 Jun 2012 Britons residing in East London have staged a demonstration to stress their opposition to the government's plans to install surface-to-air missiles on rooftops for added security during the Olympics. According to campaigners, more than 1,000 people signed a petition to censure the government's scheme to install surface-to-air missiles on at least six sites, some of them in residential districts including Bow and Leytonstone. The Ministry of Defence said the safety of the Games was paramount and a "broad range of community engagement" had taken place.

Terrorists 'R Us: Footage shows US Marine vehicles destroying Afghans' homes 30 Jun 2012 New video footage [ http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/30/248653/us-marines-destroy-afghan-homes-video/ ] has been released showing US Marine vehicles destroying Afghan property in the residential areas in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province. The footage demonstrates Assault Breacher Vehicles in 2011 demolishing Afghan property under the excuse of clearing the pathways for troops and vehicles through the minefields... However, the images taken during the operation show the US Marine vehicles were opening new routes through residential areas. [The video doesn't really show much of this. It mostly just shows an explosion on open ground near a building.]

Assange refuses to surrender 30 Jun 2012 Julian Assange has defied a police order to turn himself in and will remain holed up in Ecuador's embassy, his spokeswoman said. Mr Assange, who has applied for asylum in Ecuador, was served notice to surrender himself to a central London police station, but has decided not to comply, a spokeswoman for the WikiLeaks founder said. "Julian will remain in the embassy under the protection of the Ecuadorian government," Susan Benn of the Julian Assange Defence Fund told reporters outside the embassy in central London.

Soldier allegedly kills his superior officer 30 Jun 2012 Officials at Fort Bragg say a soldier from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade shot and killed his superior officer and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooting happened close to the corner of Letterman and Armistead Streets, near military housing, around 3:30 p.m. Thursday during a unit safety brief. The shooter was injured and was taken into custody. A third soldier who was wounded during the shooting is out of the hospital.
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