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"There is something terribly wrong with this country." -V So, OCCUPY.

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Occupy National Gathering is 1 day away!

Occupy Wall Street ‏@OccupyWallSt

Occupy National Gathering is 1 day away! #NatGat2
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Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:51 PM (4 replies)

NDAA Section 1021 destroys the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments of the US Constitution

"The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) is an amendment to the United States Constitution and part of the Bill of Rights. It prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. It was adopted in response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, a type of general search warrant issued by the British Government and a major source of tension in pre-Revolutionary America.

Under the Fourth Amendment, search and seizure (including arrest) should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer who has sworn by it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

-Eliminating "general" warrants
-Requires warrants
-Judicial sanctioning
-Protection from unlimited scope for arrest
-Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizure of person and personal property
-Via specific information
-Usually by an officer sworn by it.

BUT

DHS Watchdog: ‘Intuition and Hunch’ Are Enough to Search Your Gadgets at Border
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/border-gadget-searches/

DHS can search and seize your personal electronics on a hunch anywhere along the US border and up to 100 miles inland.

AND

NDAA Case: Indefinite Detention Injunction Does Irreparable Harm, Obama Admin. Lawyers Argue

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/14/ndaa-case-indefinite-dentention_n_1885204.html

"The judged ruled that such a circumstance violated the First Amendment right to free speech, as well as the Fifth Amendment right to due process that holds that a person must be able to understand what actions would break the law."

Obama has twice signed and once defended in court the NDAA section 1021 which provides for the indefinite detention of US citizens (and anyone in the world) with neither trial nor representation.

There goes the Fourth Amendment. Period.

Now note the Sixth Amendment:

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Through NDAA's section 1021 we also lose
-The right to a speedy and public trial
-An impartial jury
-Compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in our favor
-The assistance of counsel for our defence.

There goes the Sixth Amendment. Period.

The Fourteenth Amendment?

"Procedural due process is the guarantee of a fair legal process when the government seeks to burden a person's protected interests in life, liberty, or property, and substantive due process is the guarantee that the fundamental rights of citizens will not be encroached on by government."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Due_Process_Clause

That part is gone as well.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:46 AM (55 replies)

OWS lawsuit 'Rodriguez v. Winski' in federal court again today. On the stand: Brookfield, Mitsui.

Occupy Wall Street ‏@OccupyWallStNYC

#OWS lawsuit 'Rodriguez v. Winski' in federal court again today. On the stand: Brookfield, Mitsui.
http://ow.ly/o5TVP
via @WylieLawFirm
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:10 AM (1 replies)

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

-George Orwell
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:04 AM (72 replies)

"...you will be the intelligence minutemen of this century, the power is in your hands."

Luke Rudkowski
Former CIA agent; "If you bloggers self organize and attach yourself like leeches to specific issues, corporations, organizations, challenges, whatever, you will be the intelligence minutemen of this century, the power is in your hands."


Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 10:44 AM (1 replies)

I call upon anyone with access to the TPP documentation to fully leak it to the public.

Representatives, congresspeople, legislators...those who have seen it have called it a corporate coup de'tat. It must be stopped. Please reveal to the people of this country exactly what sort of monstrosity is being forced upon us and the people of several other sovereign nations =without neither our knowledge nor choice=.

Restore democracy to the legislative process. End corporatism.

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini

If you wish to leak it anonymously out of fear of reprisal (which is enough of a fact in and of itself that it MUST be leaked), use cryptome.org.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Mon Aug 19, 2013, 11:36 PM (32 replies)

The Corporate Strategy to Win The War Against Grassroots Activists: Stratfor’s Strategies

http://www.popularresistance.org/heres-how-the-corporations-defeat-political-movements/

Divide activists into four groups: Radicals, Idealists, Realists and Opportunists. The Opportunists are in it for themselves and can be pulled away for their own self-interest. The Realists can be convinced that transformative change is not possible and we must settle for what is possible. Idealists can be convinced they have the facts wrong and pulled to the Realist camp. Radicals, who see the system as corrupt and needing transformation, need to be isolated and discredited, using false charges to assassinate their character is a common tactic.

Part 1 of this exclusive Mint Press News investigation examined the strategies employed by Stratfor precursor Pagan International. So named for its founder Rafael Pagan, corporate clients hired the company with the aim of defusing grassroots movements mobilized against them around the world.

(More at the link. Cross-posted from Occupy Underground.)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Mon Aug 19, 2013, 01:52 PM (1 replies)

All your money and privacy are belong to BushCo

Inspired by Duer go west young man's current thread (0) in which he posits that through Booz Allen, the Bush family has access to all of our email. Barely scratching the surface here:


HW Bush was once the head of the CIA (the same people involved in the Iranian Coup) (1). He helped arrange the supposed “October Surprise” in which the Iranians agreed (late 1970s) to hold the US hostages until Reagan gained office, to make Reagan appear powerful and a good leader (2). Note that Bush family friends OPEC engaged in an embargo against Carter which made him look weak and powerless. (Bush family friends Enron later used embargo tactics in California to drive out the governor in a special election. Arnold Schwarzenneger was elected. Enron had met with Arnold prior to engaging in the embargo tactics. Both times hitting Americans in their pocketbooks and personal convenience, a prime motivator to demanding change, even if the change benefits those creating the undesired negative conditions from which the desire springs, to benefit themselves. “Creating causes and conditions.”) (3)

W Bush ignored a document entitled “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US” which paved the way to 9/11 and the subsequent surveillance state. Note that Bush family friends the neocons also had a document entitled “Project for a New American Century”...”Section V of Rebuilding America's Defenses, entitled 'Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force', includes the sentence: 'Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor'. (4)

“The PNAC's stated goal is 'to promote American global leadership.' Fundamental to the PNAC were the view that 'American leadership is both good for America and good for the world'”. (5) Also note that the leaked Citigroup “Plutonomy” memos indicate that globalisation is a prime driver of Plutonomy.(6) Some Saudis, Bush friends, are aligned with Citigroup. (7)

But back to 9/11. “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”



Because we HAVE to stop TERROR!

TERROR! For God's sake, TERROR! Won't someone think of the children!‎

And off we go into Iraq, after significant conflation of “Saddam” and “9/11” flowed freely. In Iraq, as depicted in “Fahrenheit 9/11”, taxpayer dollars flowed freely into the coffers of start-ups eager to gnosh at the trough. The “We are New Fields” segment is most telling regarding the profit engine available in Iraq to canny investors. Custer Battles being well-known, but with Dick Cheney's Halliburton being the most brash:

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2004 (HalliburtonWatch.org) -- Five former Halliburton employees and one former executive of a Halliburton subcontractor describe egregious examples of abuse involving Halliburton's Iraq contracts. In a letter written by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), these whistleblowers describe instances where Halliburton employees would abandon or torch new trucks -- worth $80,000 -- if they acquired a flat tire or other minor mechanical problems. Halliburton would subsequently purchase new trucks with U.S. taxpayer dollars.

The former employees also described repeated instances of theft involving both Halliburton and Army personnel. One employee complained to Halliburton's KBR chief, Randy Harl, about the contracting abuse, but two weeks later he was fired.

Another former employee said Halliburton purchased soda for $45 per case and laundry bags for $100 each.

Employees billed the government for work even when they sat around and did nothing all day. These employees spent weeks in Iraq with virtually nothing to do, but were instructed by Halliburton to bill the government for 12 hours per day for seven days of work. (8)


This is a business model for pocketing tax dollars while making the citizen grateful they're doing it. All the “new fields” opportunist need do is create the opportunity. TERROR!

Among those profiteering from taxpayer dollars is the Bush family's Carlyle Group. Today, the surveillance state installed as a direct result of 9/11 funnels billions of dollars directly to the Bush family:

“In total, Booz Allen Hamilton made over $5 billion last fiscal year.” (9)

Note that the Bush family Carlyle Group owns 2/3rds of Booz Hamilton and recently pocketed $2 billion from this relationship. (10)

Note that last year Booz Allen won a $23 million contract with the Saudi Navy to provide many services including electronic warfare. (11)

In fact, you'll get 1310 hits if you search the Booz Allen website for “booz allen saudi jobs”, everything from “IT vulnerability analyst” to “Military Logistics Advisor”. (12)

Oh WTF?

How about “Health Data Mining Analyst, Senior Job"?

“Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.” (13)

I cannot find the link but I'd read that the Bush family (sorry: Booz Allen) are teaching the Saudis how to data mine their people.

Where does this end? One thing is most telling: There is no exit strategy for the “war on terror”. Same as with the massively profitable “war on drugs”. Gotta keep those tax dollars flowing

BECAUSE TERROR!



HW Bush on the "new world order" : "When we are successful...and we will be..."


In summation:

We've got a group of CIA-based, government-toppling/puppet-installing spooks and neocons intent upon “ Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force” through “some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor”. Given 9/11, creating a surveillance state both limiting and incrementally eliminating the Constitution and freedoms upon which our country was built. Massive personal profit for the extremely rich both here and their friends abroad. Privatization of our electronic communication. Privatization of our tax dollars. Pretty much a Plutonomist coup. The NSA/Snowden/Greenwald attackers here on DU never seem to mention the amount of money and power involved in the surveillance state or the people and corporations behind it. They are in danger of directly supporting the Bush family in their defense of the surveillance state and attacking any who criticize it! The surveillance state has an annual budget of $1 trillion! (14) OUR tax dollars! They have to push "austerity" (sequester) but look at all that money going to the Bush family...


0 If Booze, Allen, Hamilton=access to all the worlds emails....
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023489060

1 CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran's Coup
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/18/cia_admits_it_was_behind_irans_coup

2 October Surprise
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_surprise#1980_Carter_vs._Reagan

3 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enron:_The_Smartest_Guys_in_the_Room

4 PNAC: New Pearl Harbor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century#.22New_Pearl_Harbor.22

5 PNAC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century

6 (Third memo, “The Plutonomy Symposium: Rising Tides Lifting Yachts”)
http://our99angrypercent.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/download-citigroup-plutonomy-memos/

7 (In March 2013, Forbes listed Al Waleed as the 26th-richest man in the world...his holdings in Citigroup now comprise about $1 billion.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Waleed_bin_Talal

8 Halliburton bills taxpayers $45 per case of soda, $100 per bag of laundry
http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/whistleblower_hearings_denied.html

9 (Current thread by kpete: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023481879 )
5 Companies That Make Money By Keeping Americans Terrified of Terror Attacks
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/5-companies-make-money-keeping-americans-terrified-terror-attacks?paging=off

10 Carlyle Group has made $2 billion off Booz Allen
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2013/06/10/the-carlyle-group-has-made-2-billion-off-of-booz-allen/

11 Booz Allen wins $23.2M contract with Saudi navy
http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/07/31/booz-allen-hamilton-contract-with-saudi-naval-forces.aspx

12 Career search: Booz Allen Saudi Jobs
http://careers.boozallen.com/search?q=booz+allen+hamilton+saudi+jobs

13 Career: Data Mining
http://careers.boozallen.com/job/Rockville-Health-Data-Mining-Analyst,-Senior-Job-MD-20847/2683117/

14 Meet the Contractors Turning America's Police Into a Paramilitary Force
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12525281

For further reading:

How America's Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023378102

Meet the upcoming "Conflict Records Research Center" dedicated to data and metadata analysis.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023449669

And all of these:

https://www.google.com/search?q=know+your+bfee&sitesearch=democraticunderground.com

Also, the Saudis have a majority interest in Time/Warner. This is where Colin Powell went after government service. The same Colin Powell who in an interview prior to 9/11 stated that the Iraqis had, IIRC, limited conventional armament if any. After 9/11 he didn't repeat that once.

"All your" reference:


Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Mon Aug 19, 2013, 01:30 PM (12 replies)

Police Chief Behind (Wisconsin) Illegal Protester Arrests Gets Big Pay Raise From Scott Walker

Sarah Reese Jones ‏@srjones66

Police Chief Behind Illegal Protester Arrests Gets Big Pay Raise From Scott Walker
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/18/police-chief-illegal-protester-arrests-big-pay-raise-scott-walker.html
#uniteblue #p2 #P2b #gop #wiunion

(I can't bear to look...)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Mon Aug 19, 2013, 11:04 AM (1 replies)

The Corporate Strategy to Win The War Against Grassroots Activists: Stratfor’s Strategies

http://www.popularresistance.org/heres-how-the-corporations-defeat-political-movements/

Divide activists into four groups: Radicals, Idealists, Realists and Opportunists. The Opportunists are in it for themselves and can be pulled away for their own self-interest. The Realists can be convinced that transformative change is not possible and we must settle for what is possible. Idealists can be convinced they have the facts wrong and pulled to the Realist camp. Radicals, who see the system as corrupt and needing transformation, need to be isolated and discredited, using false charges to assassinate their character is a common tactic.


Part 1 of this exclusive Mint Press News investigation examined the strategies employed by Stratfor precursor Pagan International. So named for its founder Rafael Pagan, corporate clients hired the company with the aim of defusing grassroots movements mobilized against them around the world.

(More at the link.)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sun Aug 18, 2013, 08:50 PM (4 replies)
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