Congressman Wants Probe of bin Laden Movie Project

August 11, 2011

When I read this I could not believe how fast Hollywood was working! I then found out that this movie was being made before the actual assasination of Bin Laden. Once the killing of Bin Laden happened in reality, the film-makers changed the direction of their film.

If you don’t remember, Disney applied for the trademark “Seal Team 6″ a mere  two days after the operation that killed an unarmed Bin Laden. Weeks later Disney withdrew their application due to criticism.

source: AP   August 11, 2010

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee sought an investigation Wednesday into the Obama administration’s cooperation with award-winning filmmakers working on a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Rep. Peter King said too much information already has leaked out about the Navy SEALs raid that killed bin Laden in Pakistan in May, and Pentagon officials have cautioned against discussing details of the mission.

King asked the inspectors general of the CIA and Defense Department to determine what consultations occurred in the Obama administration about providing Hollywood with access to covert military operators and clandestine CIA officers.

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Minnesota Congressional Candidate Uses Iconic 9/11 Photo Without Photographer’s Permission

June 15, 2010

Surprisingly, she is not a Republican. (Or a Democrat)

source: Minnesota Independent  June15, 2010

Last time independent congressional candidate Lynne Torgerson had problems with photography, it was for using a stock image of the U.S. Supreme Court building — instead of the House wing of the Capitol where she’d serve if elected — on her website. This time, the Minneapolis attorney is using an iconic 9/11 image on her campaign site without the photographer’s permission.

Torgerson’s recently redesigned campaign site features a photo of firefighters at the World Trade Center following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The image is correctly identified as that of Thomas E. Franklin, although Torgerson also includes a copyright symbol and the identifier “Staff Photographer.” Contacted by the Minnesota Independent, Franklin says, “I did not give Lynne Torgerson permission” and indicated he’d contact her about the unauthorized use.

“I love Minnesota,” he added, “but I do not endorse her or any other candidate.”

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WikiLeaks Video – The Greater Horror

April 18, 2010
by Michael Collins  source: Agonist   April 18, 2010

There they are, the people who brought you every bit of the action in the WikiLeaks video and all of the other horrors flowing from invasion of Iraq. Madeleine Albright (far right, above), former Clinton Secretary of State, is a good place to start. From 60 Minutes:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?”

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it. –60 Minutes (5/12/96)

An exhaustive study found that 227,000 children under five (table 13) died during the George H.W. Bush – Bill Clinton regime of total sanctions against Iraq from 1990 through 2000.

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12-Year-Old Protester Charged; Mom, Too

April 10, 2010

source: Des Moines Register   April 10, 2010

Twelve-year-old war protester Frankie Hughes was arrested late Wednesday for trespassing after she allegedly refused to leave U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s Des Moines office.

On Thursday morning, the girl’s mother – who was standing outside Harkin’s office when Frankie was taken into custody – was ticketed for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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Yet Another Congressman Questions 9/11

February 18, 2010

source: Washingtons Blog    Feb 18, 2010

Congressman Jason Chafetz just said that we need to be vigilant and continue to investigate 9/11.

A nutjob, right?


But he joins quite a few other Congressmen:

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9-11 Truth Litmus Test

February 14, 2010

By Ryan Rabalais   Feb 14, 2010   source: Nolan Chart

Must a candidate for public office embrace the government’s official version of 9-11?

The recent scuffle between Glenn Beck and Debra Medina regarding her personal views of 9-11, while exposing Beck as a shill, also raises another question. What is acceptable for a candidate for public office to believe regarding 9-11? Are all candidates required to agree with the 9-11 Commission Report? Is it now a litmus test for all those seeking office? That would seem to be asking a lot, especially considering what the Commissioners themselves have said about the 9-11 Commisssion:

In a New York Times article dated 1-2-08, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of ther 911 Commission, said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation“.

The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission also said that the 9/11 Commissioners knew that military officials misrepresented the facts to the Commission, and the Commission considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements.

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Yes, America is Still in an Official State of Emergency

February 9, 2010


Another wonderful article by Washington’s Blog.    Feb 9, 2010

A reader asked whether the U.S. is still in an official state of emergency, and if so, what that means. The answer is yes, we are still in a state of emergency.


 On September 11, 2001, the government declared a state of emergency. That declared state of emergency was formally put in writing on 9/14/2001:

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The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes

February 8, 2010

This article is more than a couple of years old. It was sent to me via my father, who see’s it as a good article because it is short and to the point. In  the end, the article is right on in many ways. It does forget about a few other responsible people, namely us.  The three braches of government are supposed to check and balance each other, but when this fails, the fourth brach must step in: That is us .We “elect” the officials, we pay the taxes, and we buy the stocks. This is a very official support leg for the policies that we don’t agree with. As always, the biggest changes happen within ourselves.   Thanks Dad.   Brian

(Date of publication unknown)– — -  Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices – 545 human beings out of the 235 million – are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.

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Congressional Hearing Reveals US Intelligence Agencies Shielded Flight 253 Bomber

February 4, 2010

By Alex Lantier   Feb 4, 2010   source: WSW

A January 27 hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security established that US intelligence agencies stopped the State Department from revoking the US visa of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The Nigerian student, whom US officials suspected of being affiliated with the Yemeni terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, attempted to set off a bomb on Northwest Flight 253 into Detroit on Christmas Day. Revocation of Abdulmutallab’s visa would have prevented him from boarding the airplane.

The hearing was reported in a brief article posted January 27 on the web site of the Detroit News, headlined, “Terror Suspect Kept Visa to Avoid Tipping Off Larger Investigation.”

The revelation that US intelligence agencies made a deliberate decision to allow Abdulmutallab to board the commercial flight, without any special airport screening, has been buried in the media. As of this writing, nearly a week after the hearing, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have published no articles on the subject. Nor have the broadcast or cable media reported on it.

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January 24, 2010

related: The United States of Corporate America: From Democracy to Plutocracy

related: Watchdog Groups Warns: ‘Corporate Globalization’ of US Elections is Upon Us 

by Gordon Dyff  source: Veterans Today  Jan 23, 2010

Five members of the Supreme Court declared that a “corporation” is a person, not a “regular person” but one above all natural laws, subject to no God, no moral code but one with unlimited power over our lives, a power awarded by judges who seem themselves as grand inquisitors in an  meant to hunt down all hertics who fail to serve their god, the god of money.

Their ruling has made it legal for foreign controlled corporations to flush unlimited money into our bloated political system to further corrupt something none of us trust and most of us fear.  The “corporation/person” that the 5 judges, the “neocon” purists, have turned the United States over to isn’t even American.  Our corporations, especially since our economic meltdown are owned by China, Russia and the oil sheiks along with a few foreign banks.  They don’t vote, pay taxes, fight in wars, need dental care, breathe air, drive cars or send children to school.  Anyone who thinks these things are people is insane.  Anyone who would sell our government to them is a criminal and belongs in prison.  There is nothing in the Constitution that makes this “gang of five” bribe sucking clowns above the law.  There is nothing in the Constitution that even mentions corporations much less gives them status equal to or greater than the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government. 

The Supreme Court of the United States has no right to breathe human life into investment groups owned by terrorist sympathizers, foreign arms dealers or groups working for the downfall of the United States and everything we believe in, but 5 “justices” have done just that.  We now have a new government above our government, above our people, one above any law.   Five judges have created institutionalized gangsterism as the new form of government for the United States.

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AP Exclusive: Obama Wants $33 Billion More For War

January 13, 2010

source: AP     Jan 12, 2010

The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned.

The administration’s Quadrennial Defense Review, the main articulation of U.S. military doctrine, is due to Congress on Feb. 1. Top military commanders were briefed on the document at the Pentagon on Monday and Tuesday. They also received a preview of the administration’s budget plans through 2015.

The four-year review outlines six key mission areas and spells out capabilities and goals the Pentagon wants to develop. The pilotless drones used for surveillance and attack missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan are a priority, with a goal of speeding up the purchase of new Reaper drones and expansion of Predator and Reaper drone flights through 2013.

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Top 25 Censored Stories for 2010

January 3, 2010
  • 1. US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street
  • 2. US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s
  • 3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates
  • 4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina
  • 5. Europe Blocks US Toxic Products
  • 6. Lobbyists Buy Congress
  • 7. Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past
  • 8. Bailed out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions
  • 9. US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza
  • 10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate
  • 11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine
  • 12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief
  • 13. Katrina’s Hidden Race War
  • 14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
  • 15. World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco
  • 16. US Repression of Haiti Continues
  • 17. The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan
  • 18. Ecuador’s Constitutional Rights of Nature
  • 19. Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor
  • 20. Secret Control of the Presidential Debates
  • 21. Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare
  • 22. Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team
  • 23. Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud
  • 24. Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion
  • 25. Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon

  • Why Did We Lose Our Rights if the Government Isn’t Even Keeping Us Safe?

    January 2, 2010

    source: Washingtons Blog     Jan 2, 2010

    Forget that the government’s spying on Americans began before 9/11 (confirmed here and here).

    Forget that the draconian Patriot Act was written before 9/11.

    Forget that the Bush administration used its heightened powers granted under the state of emergency declared in 2001 (and continuing to the present day) to harass those who disagreed with its policies. See this, this and this.

    Errington Thompson says:

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    Liberals and Conservatives Question Constitutionality of Healthcare Legislation

    December 25, 2009

    source: Washingtons Blog

    Both progressives and conservatives question the constitutionality of the healthcare bill. Specifically, people from across the aisle say that the government cannot force people to buy private health insurance.

    On the left, progressives such as law school professor Sheldon Laskin, anti-war activist David Swanson, and Miles Mogulescu are calling the bill authoritarian and unconstitutional.

    On the right, Senators John Ensign, Mike Johanns, Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint and the state attorneys general of Michigan, Washington, South Carolina, and perhaps other several other states are contesting the constitutionality of the mandatory insurance provision in the healthcare bill.


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