Originally published November 28 2007
Senate Bill 1959 to Criminalize Thoughts, Blogs, Books and Free Speech Across America
by Mike Adams
The end of Free Speech in America has arrived at our doorstep. It's a new law called the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, and it is worded in a clever way that could allow the U.S. government to arrest and incarcerate any individual who speaks out against the Bush Administration, the war on Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security or any government agency (including the FDA).
The law has already passed the House on a traitorous vote of 405 to 6, and it is now being considered in the Senate where a vote is imminent. All over the internet, intelligent people who care about freedom are speaking out against this extremely dangerous law: Philip Giraldi at the Huffington Post, Declan McCullagh at CNET's News.com, Kathryn Smith at OpEdNews.com, and of course Alex Jones at PrisonPlanet.com
This bill is the beginning of the end of Free Speech in America. If it passes, all the information sources you know and trust could be shut down and their authors imprisoned. NewsTarget could be taken offline and I could be arrested as a "terrorist." Jeff Rense at http://www.rense.com/ could be labeled a "terrorist" and arrested. Byron Richards, Len Horowitz, Paul Craig Roberts, Greg Palast, Ron Paul and even Al Gore could all be arrested, silenced and incarcerated. This is not an exaggeration. It is a literal reading of the law, which you can check yourself here: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc110/h1955_rfs.xml
The bill states:‘...ideologically based violence’ means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual’s political, religious, or social beliefs...
Note that this means the "planned use of force to promote a political or social belief" would be considered an act of terrorism. This all hinges on the definition of "force," of course. Based on the loose use of logic in Washington these days, and the slippery interpretation of the meaning of words, "force" could mean:
• A grassroots campaign to barrage Congress with faxes
• A non-violent street protest
• A letter-writing campaign that deluges the Senate with too much mail
• A sit-in protest that blocks access to a business or organization
• A grassroots e-mail campaign that overloads the e-mail servers of any government department or agency.
You get the idea. "Force" could be defined as practically anything. And since the "planned use of force" would be considered a criminal act of terrorism, anyone who simply thinks about a grassroots action campaign would be engaged in terrorist acts.
If you stopped someone on the street and handed them a Bible, for example, this could be considered an act of terrorism ("...use of force to promote the individual's religious beliefs...")
If you sent a barrage of angry letters to Washington about global warming and the destruction of the environment by the U.S. military, this could also be considered an act of terrorism ("...to promote the individual's political beliefs...")
If you believe in same-sex marriage and you wrote a letter threatning a sit-in protest in front of your state's capitol building, this could also be considered an act of terrorism, even if you never carried it out! ("...planned use of force to promote a social belief...")
The United States is on the fast track to fascism, and Congress is working right alongside this nation's traitorous leaders to criminalize any thoughts, words or speeches that disagree with current government policies regarding war, terrorism, domestic surveillance and civil liberties. Simply speaking out against the war on Iraq could soon be labeled a crime. Merely thinking thoughts against the war on Iraq could be considered a criminal act.
Must-see video: Naomi Wolf's lecture on 10 steps to fascism
There's a video lecture you simply MUST watch. It's by Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America. She covers this topic with great elegance and a deep understanding of history. See her video on YouTube at:
Click here to see her book on Amazon.com.
In her lecture and book, Naomi reveals the ten steps to fascism, then reveals how the United States of America is pursuing all ten! This S.1959 legislation, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, represents one of the ten steps to achieve a fascist state!
It is designed to squash all opposition to the State's ongoing march towards blatant fascism, where secret police and secret prisons dominate the law enforcement landscape, stripping U.S. citizens of all civil liberties and Constitutional protections.
Thought crimes are about to become a reality in the United States of America, and Congress is pushing this through as quickly as possible so that each individual member of Congress can claim that he or she is "against terrorism." But this bill doesn't merely target terrorism: It targets anyone who speaks or even thinks thoughts against the U.S. federal government.
With this bill, the U.S. government is officially labeling the People of the United States as criminals. It is drawing a line in the sand and stating that from now on, it's the Government vs. the People.
If we don't stop this bill from becoming law, we are lost as a nation. There is no turning back from tyranny once the government turns its own citizens into criminals, enforcing only the thoughts, ideas, words and speeches that it approves or tolerates. Everything is at stake here!
Take action now, or lose your freedoms forever. If you live in the U.S., it is urgent that you call your senators right now and voice your strong opposition against this extremely dangerous law. Here are the phone numbers for the U.S. Senate switchboard:
How to do this:
1) Make sure you know the names of your Senators.
2) Call the U.S. Senate switchboard using one of the numbers above.
3) Ask to speak to the offices of your Senators.
4) Tell them you are strongly opposed to S. 1959, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.
5) Ask for their fax number.
6) Follow up your phone call with a written, signed letter that you fax to your Senators.
Stopping this bill from becoming law is the single most important thing all Americans can do right now. If this becomes law, all free speech about health freedom, the crimes of the FDA, the crimes of the Bush Administration, America's role in global warming and any other topics could all be criminalized.
YOU could be labeled a terrorist, kidnapped by government thugs, taken from your home, thrown in a secret prison, denied access to legal representation, denied due process and essentially "disappear" into a system of such corruption and evil that it now begins to blatantly mirror Nazi Germany.
Think it couldn't happen here? It's happening right now! This is exactly how it happened in Nazi Germany. First, burn the Reichstag and blame it on the "enemy." Pass new police state laws. Disarm the people. Spread fear. Erect secret prisons and secret police. Call anyone who disagrees with you a "traitor." Control the mainstream media. Sound familiar?
This is all happening right now in the United States of Amerika, and if we don't work to stop it, this nation will rapidly devolve into a fascist police state where no one is truly free. We are but a few small steps away from it right now.
All it would take is one dirty bomb in a major U.S. city. Bush would declare Martial Law and take over the National Guard. Troops on the streets. Anyone who writes a blog against the government would be arrested. Authors of "alternative" books would be kidnapped and have their books burned on the street. It could all happen at the stroke of a pen. The infrastructure for tyranny is in place right now, just waiting to be invoked.
Our best weapons: Non-violent protest and speaking the truth.
How can we fight back against this onslaught of tyranny? We must use what remaining free speech freedoms we have right now to alert our fellow citizens to what's happening. We must rise up and tell the truth while urging our representatives in Washington to resist the temptation to vote for more "anti-terrorism" legislation that only works to enslave the American people.
We must use our phones, faxes, emails and blogs to rally our friends, family members and anyone who will listen to oppose these police state laws, and we must organize mass (peaceful) protests against this government that is attempting to marginalize the rights and freedoms of our People.
We must not be lulled into a sense of false security by the purveyors of hatred and fear -- the Sean Hannitys, Rush Limbaughs and Bill O'Reillys of the world. Instead, we must listen to the voices of freedom. In terms of the upcoming election for U.S. President, there is only one candidate that actually believes in freedom: Ron Paul. He needs your support to win:
All the other candidates are nothing more than tyrants of different political affiliations. Ron Paul is the only candidate that truly understands the fundamentals of freedom. That's why he's the only real choice for our next President. Can you imagine what Hillary Clinton would do with the police state powers that Bush has now created? That's the danger of all laws that centralize power in Washington: It's not necessarily what today's President will do with them, but what some future President will do with them.
That's why it's never good enough to say, "Well, we intend to only apply these laws to terrorists and not to U.S. citizens at home." That may be the intention right NOW, but virtually all such laws creep into areas of enforcement for which they were never intended. Just look at the application of RICO laws which were originally designed to fight organized crime operations but are now applied to virtually anyone (and yet they are never applied to Big Pharma, which operates almost exactly like organized crime!). All these anti-terrorism laws run the danger of expanding in enforcement to the point where they are applied against the People of this country.
At first, it's only illegal for "terrorists" to think thought crimes, but before long, it's illegal for anyone to think those same thoughts. Then when domestic arrests of authors, journalists, bloggers and thought leaders kicks off, the country will plunge itself into outright tyrannical fascism.
Again, we're on that track right now. This is happening, folks. You're LIVING through an amazing chapter of history right now. You're actually witnessing the downfall of a free nation and the rise of a superpower fascist state. You're actually part of it.
When it's all over, will you look back and realize you did nothing? Or will you now take a stand against tyranny and oppose these dangerous laws and lawmakers who threaten the Constitutional freedoms of you and your children?
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Posted by A at 4:37 PM
Friday, October 5, 2007
Dr. Ralph Moss, one of the leading cancer authorities in the world, publishes a weekly newsletter.
Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph.D., D.Sc. reprinted Dr. Moss's recent article below in his September 20th, 2007 newsletter.
THE HEIGHT OF ABSURDITY
The next time you read a news story about how cancer is decreasingly a problem in the US, think again. California officials have revealed that the US Veterans Administration (VA), which treats many American veterans, has been deliberately withholding cancer incidence data from state cancer registries across the country.
This has resulted in up to 70,000 newly diagnosed cancer cases per year -about 5 percent of the national total - going unrecorded in the past few years. An internal report from the California cancer surveillance agency reveals that the VA stopped reporting cancer cases to state registries in late 2004. As a consequence of this policy, "statewide and national data will be incomplete and inaccurate," says Kurt Snipes of the Cancer Surveillance Branch of the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento.
VA officials admit that they are withholding cancer incidence data, but argue that they are doing so to protect veterans' privacy rights. Yet, oddly, they continue to report non-cancer diagnoses, including HIV/AIDS. The VA has also refused to allow state health officials to conduct routine audits of cases at VA hospitals. According to Reda Wilson of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, VA hospitals in at least 13 states are no longer reporting cancer cases and VA reporting has been "inconsistent" in an additional 14 states.
Furthermore, Florida's cancer registry has never received any VA cancer data at all. TheVA itself admits that 29 veterans hospitals withheld cancer data in 2006.
Dr. Wilson says that this deliberate underreporting has resulted in somewhere between 40,000 and 70,000 cases being potentially missed nationally each year. As a result, the official figures for the annual US incidence of major killers such as prostate, lung and colorectal cancer may all now be significantly underestimated.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other national surveillance organizations admit that nationwide cancer rate estimates next year will be artificially low because of the VA's omission. According to officials, the omission could introduce "uncorrectable bias" into future epidemiological studies. "Research from the mid-2000s will forever require an asterisk, or perhaps a sticker on the cover, to remind researchers and the public that they are not correct."
All efforts by scientists at the NCI and elsewhere to prevent this policy from being allowed to introduce such glaring bias have failed, and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has refused to intervene. "We've been working with the VA for more than 5 years, but it's just gotten worse," said Holly Howe of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.
The VA has replied with unbelievable defensiveness to the charges. "It is beginning to sound like a witch hunt by the national [cancer surveillance] standards setters to punish the VA for not subordinating itself to them," said Raye-Ann Dorn, the VA's national coordinator for cancer programs. "Their primary beef is that the VA said no to their strong arm tactics and has the audacity to protect our patients' private health information from inappropriate invasions of their privacy," she said.
I have rarely heard such an implausible explanationfrom any government official.
Witch hunt? Strongarm tactics? We're talking about cancer statistics here, numbers on which crucial public policy decisions and recommendations necessarily depend.
So what's really going on? Is this just bureaucratic trench warfare or is there are some hidden political agenda at work? No one knows. But let us for the moment apply the Roman principle of "qui bono?" That is tosay, let us ask who might benefit from this otherwise inexplicably stupid action? Low numbers generally are taken as a sign of progress in the war on cancer. It now appears that for years someone has been fiddling with the record books, quietly reducing the overall number of cancer cases.
Inevitably the apparent drop in cancer incidence lends credibility to the frequently-uttered assurances of steady progress in the war on cancer.
In mid-January, for instance, Pres. Bush went to the NCI, where he publicly took credit for much smaller changes in the cancer statistics. Taking advantage of a drop of just one-half of one percent in cancer mortality between 2003 and 2004 he intoned: "Progress is being made." Bush also characterized this tiny decline in mortality as "the steepest drop ever recorded." One can only imagine what current administration spokespersons will make of an apparent 5 percent decline in incidence.
The VA itself is currently completing a study of cancer in Gulf War veterans. In addition, media reports have begun to raise concerns about possibly increased cancer rates in Iraq war veterans. But, ironically, the VA is basing its study on - you guessed it - the very state cancer registries from which it deliberately withheld data. Some state officials have therefore refused to participate in the VA's Gulf War study, because they don't believe in the validity of their own data.
The NCI and state cancer registries are now attempting to introduce some statistical corrections into the data in order to accommodate these missing veteran cancers and minimize the impact of their omission on estimates of US cancer rates.
What a situation, when one arm of the government has to work out complicated formulas to correct for errors and omissions committed by other agencies.
Acknowledgement: I would like to thank one of our loyal readers for bringing this news story to my attention last week.
-- Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.
Posted by A at 5:50 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
2. he got arrested
1. the kid asked some questions
3. everyone watched though perhaps no more than 3 people reacted
4. sen. kerry like a "good" ol' politician watched, did nothing, ignored the situation
5. the kid, terrified and in shock, got tasered for resisting unlawful arrest for asking some questions
6. in fact he, and we, got some answers
7. perhaps he's hiding weapons of mass destruction in his bedroom next to his porn collection
Posted by A at 11:18 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
September 16, 2007
By: Christopher Barr
Worse than 'Made in China'?
Repeated recalls of goods ‘Made in China’ due to potentially dangerous health problems have been made in recent weeks, months, and the better part of a year. There have been no human casualties from these Chinese products though some pets have died.
This week a new report noted both injuries and deaths from consumer drugs had almost tripled the better part of ten years from 1998 to 2005. The drugs involved are all ‘FDA Approved’.
This nearly tripling of both injuries and deaths from ‘FDA Approved’ drugs comes during a time of heightened awareness of the problem. The seriousness of this problem was noted in 2000 by an advisory report to the federal government by the Institute of (Madness) Medicine – a medical group highly regarded (by fools).
The drug injuries and deaths rate increased four times faster than the rate of increase for drug prescriptions.
‘Made in China’ goods have been cited for potential harm to humans with that potential being realized in pets. ‘FDA Approved’ drugs have resulted in real harm to humans – including death – at a rate more than a thousand fold greater.
‘FDA Approved’ is held up as some sort of assurance of safety (by the brainwashed). Should this claim be superimposed upon a red flag?
Nutrient claims sometimes carry a notation ‘Statement not approved by the FDA’ listed as ‘disclaimer’. Should this actually be seen as a badge of honor?
One of the three main reasons cited by the recent study authors for the dramatic, dangerous increase is diabetic drugs – ‘FDA Approved’.
The mineral chromium in the right form (100% whole food, grown varieties) and the right amount (100 micrograms three or four times daily) is both safe and effective for reducing blood sugar problems (and other problems as well) though this is a ‘Statement not approved by the FDA’.
The official FDA response to the report about these dangerous increases in drug reactions is that the reason “is not completely known”. In other words they are not going to take responsibility and take their medicine for these problems.
Maybe the FDA is not taking their medicine because they know better?
Whether the FDA is blind to the truth or lying about it either of these are good reasons to issue a major recall of the broken-beyond-repair FDA.
‘FDA Approved’ is now the English colloquial equivalent of the classic Latin phrase ‘Caveat emptor’ – ‘Buyer beware’.
Christopher C. Barr writes Naturally Speaking from Arkansas: The Natural State … naturally! You may write him at P. O. Box 1147, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455 or by e-mail at servantofYHVH@hotmail.com
Posted by A at 4:00 PM
Monday, September 3, 2007
Congressional Oversight Needed to STOP FDA's "Trilateral Cooperation Charter"
The FDA is engaged in conferencing with Canada & Mexico for the purpose of creating one "harmonized" set of food & drug regulations for all 3 nations with zero INPUT from the PEOPLE of Canada, the USA, or Mexico. See http://www.fda.gov/oia/charter.html
On what legal AUTHORITY does the FDA presume to take this action?
What they're doing clearly violates the Administrative Procedures Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as well as other laws, and Congressional Oversight is needed to immediately rein them in!!!
This is clearly part of a planned effort to have America join a North American Union with Canada & Mexico patterned after the EU (where many nutritional supplements, for instance, can only be accessed through a doctor's prescription). It's being scripted by the Council on Foreign Relations: http://www.cfr.org/publication/8102/building_a_north_american_community.html
Which is what prompted the Neocons to create the (so called) "Security & Prosperity Partnership of North America" http://www.spp.gov/
In their "SCOPE" section http://www.fda.gov/oia/charter.html#purpose FDA says their main purpose is to focus on what they call "HEALTH FRAUD"
We all know how the FDA INTERPRETS "health fraud". Take their current ban against cherry growers http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2006/mar2006_cover_cherries_01.htm
FDA is ordering Cherry growers not to repeat the story that eating foods high in plant nutrients may protect against some types of cancer and strokes (despite recommendations of the Surgeon General and the National Research Council).
The alleged criminal acts had occurred on Ocean Spray's website. Normally, the FDA has no authority over websites, but the company had put its website address on its products, and the agency does have authority over labels.
What about pharmaceutical drugs that harm, to say the least, thousands of people on a daily basis, and yet, they are still readily available without a prescription?
Incredibly, now the FDA is attempting to extend this tyranny to Canada & Mexico, while simultaneously they'll attempt to impose the WORST ASPECTS of those countries regulations on AMERICANS.
For example: Canada regulates dietary supplements as "drugs", but in the USA, under the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994, these products are FOODS, and Americans enjoy far greater ACCESS to these products and to health information about them than Canadians do.
The last thing Americans need is the FDA unilaterally making decisions in the way that they are via the "Trilateral Cooperation Charter" without any input from Congress or the American people. Ostensibly, they would have us believe that this is all about providing us with "increased security".
WHO'S BUYING IT?!
The LAW is NOT "in the FDA's Mouth". Americans are entitled to demand that Congress protect consumers in general and all those concerned about their health freedom from the FDA by holding oversight hearings about this.
In 1994 the American people flooded congress with more letters, phone calls and personal visits than ever received in the HISTORY of congress when the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act was passed into law. Now the FDA is attempting, "for a change", to UNDERMINE THE LAW by getting around the will of the American people.
People are already communicating with both their Senators & Congressmen regarding this matter. Even though it's no secret mainstream news outlets hardly ever report this, local papers, friends and family nationwide are being alerted as well.
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Saturday, September 1, 2007
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moan - trentemøller
higher state of consciousness - wink
a acuse des garcons - yelle
rise up (radio edit) - yves lArock
kelly watch the stars - Air
inhaler - hooverphonic
fake plastic trees - rAdioheAd
breathe - télépopmusik
Posted by A at 3:57 AM
The Authentic Almond Project
California-grown raw almonds may soon no longer be available. A new USDA mandate requires raw almonds to be sanitized through treatment processes that the industry generously describes as “pasteurization.”
The rule requires “pasteurization” of almonds with a toxic fumigant or treatment with high-temperature heat. The scheme imposes significant financial burdens on small-scale and organic growers, lacks scientific justification, damages domestic almond markets, and does not address the unsustainable methods used on the industrial-scale almond orchards where the only traced-back Salmonella outbreak occurred. And the treated almonds can still be deceptively labeled as “raw!”
Click here to read the full news story on this issue.
The Cornucopia Institute has prepared a comprehensive fact sheet detailing the broad range of problems and concerns associated with the USDA’s almond pasteurization plan.
Click here to view the Almond Fact Sheet.
We need you to contact the USDA and key elected officials now to stop this plan.
Click here to view our Action Alert for steps you can take to save our almonds.
Click here to view a Sample Letter to USDA Secretary Mike Johanns.
Click here to view a Sample Letter to key elected officials who can help us get the USDA to listen to the public.
Posted by A at 2:46 AM
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