Saturday, June 18, 2011

Agenda 21: How would you like to buy into a predetermined outcome? You may have already...

This is a very informative blog which I have cross-posted from a San Francisco area TEA Party group and if you are not familiar yet with Agenda 21 it should make your blood boil.  I watched the entire two hour and six minute video and was appalled as to the progress the United Nations has made in penetrating our society at the local level.  Please watch as much of the video as possible and if you cannot, Heather Gass does a superb job in her summary below...please read! ~ Norman E. Hooben

EBTP at the One Bay Area Agenda 21 Meeting  Memo from Heather Gass:

Hello Patriots,

Saturday was a great day for freedom!!! Over 26 brave EBTP members and others we did not even know stood up against an army of well trained environmental activists and beat them at their own game. The fake visioning meeting for "One Bay Area 2035" was systematically dismantled by the few brave patriots who dared to question them. Let me tell you it was a bit nerve racking at first, but once we got started it was cathartic and fun!!

Let me give you a bit of background information first. For those of you that do not know
"One Bay Area" or "You Choose Bay Area" from Adam ... It is a taxpayer and privately funded venture designed to form a "Consensus" about what our housing and transit should look like in the year 2035. This visioning workshop was billed as a public workshop and boy did they hear from the public!!! This all a result of the passage of SB375 and AB32. Just to give you a quick idea of what they are about you can read through this web article from California Green Solutions ... SB375 Supports Walkable, Sustainable Development.

The video to the left is a 2 hour recording of the meeting. Thanks to Steve Kemp for its production! Many of you won't have the time to sit through it, and I plan to offer highlights below.

Without reading I'll give it to you in a nutshell; the visioning process seeks to gain consensus from the public that we need a predetermined plan for future development that primarily takes into consideration CO2 emissions. The meeting was funded, sponsored or supported by the
MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Commission), ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments), the Greenbelt Alliance, and TransForm, among others. The outcomes of this visioning process are designed to draw a consensus to fund ... wait for it ... wait for it ... Public TRANSPORTATION and OPEN Space Conservation!!!!

First I want to say that we did not go in there without preparing. We met ahead of time and strategized on how we would handle ourselves down to the minute detail. We developed a plan and implemented it. We registered for the event, showed up and questioned them mercilously about the details of their plan. Here's where their plan breaks down. Their plan for the future is to "stack and pack" housing near mass transit so we the people are not a burden on our environment by breathing and emitting CO2 from our cars. They want to limit building to existing urban growth boundaries, which are arbitrarily set by City Councils. They base their utopian model on high density housing with shops underneath, no parking, but lots of bicycles and walking (?????)

What these people don't seem to understand is that people move to the Suburbs to get away from this type of Urban lifestyle. As a realtor I see this every day. Young earth minded eco-friendly brain-washed urbanites that have recently had kids and suddenly realize San Francisco is NO place to raise kids. There is no place to send your kids to play within eyeshot from your home. There is no easy way to grocery shop with a screaming 2 year old. They carry the groceries 10 blocks from the store to a high rise or three story walk up having no elevator. Sounds great doesn't it? NO!!!

The 20- or 30-something crowd without kids rightly fully think living in the city with other singles packed and stacked is fun and so is partying the night away until the sun comes up. Then reality or kids hit you and you suddenly realize that this lifestyle has no room for kids and family. Don't get me wrong ... I've been there. When I was 20/30 I felt the same way, but once you have kids you are forced to stop being selfish and to think about your child's welfare and not just your own. That is why most of the transplant urbanites

The first speaker was there to go through a broad visioning process and get the crowd to buy in to a predetermined outcome. We were all handed clickers and asked questions. The group was being guided through the questions by the facilitator who was following a power point presentation. The questions started off benign ... are you male/female. Then got worse ... What is your ethnicity? That's when one of our members asked "Why does that matter?"

Then we were asked to rank a list of items from 1 to 5 (1 being high priority and 5 being low priority). The list included things like: 
  • I want a big yard and big house,
  • I want clean air,
  • I want clean water,
  • I want more roads,
  • I want to drive less,
  • I want to conserve open space,
  • I want to improve public transit,
  • etc.
We kept asking questions of the facilitator because many of these questions are too general and most are loaded questions. We had people peppering him with questions from all sides of the room. At that point the meeting leaders could tell this crowd was not going to go along with their predetermined plan. They tried switching speakers a few times, but we weren't having any of it so finally they stopped the voting process and the guy packed up his stuff and left. Score one for our side!! Another facilitator asked us all to take a break.

After the break they brought a geeky guy from "Greenbelt Alliance" to pinch hit and he was a tougher nut to crack. He absolutely would not entertain any questions. He wouldn't even tell us what the mission statement was of his organization. Anyway during his presentation some guy who I don't know jumped to his feet and went up front and addressed the crowd. He said "I used to work for them! I left the Greenbelt Alliance because they oppose building on any property and repair of any roads!" He went on to say other stuff I can't remember, but I got his info later when the meeting was over.

Then they broke us up into small groups based on where we lived in the county. They made us all get up and move to other tables. This is when we realized that there were at least 4 of them at each table. At my table I had one attorney who represented builders and transit, someone from Transform, a developer and the table facilitator. In addition there were 3 college students from SF, me and another one of our members who is from Russia.

They pulled out maps of the county and a list of place types (urban, suburban, city center, transit center, etc.) with pictures and asked us to plan our future cities. No information was given other than the picture of the place types. I told them this is a ridiculous exercise and their whole plan was to stack and pack and I would not participate in this exercise. Since we wouldn't participate, and none of the other people that were there were from Contra Costa, I wouldn't let them continue to plan a community they had no knowledge of personally. The idea that someone who knows nothing about your community can plan your future is disturbing to me.

Then they brought out these index-size colored cards. They asked us to each pick 4 (out of 8 or 10) of the cards based on how important they were to us. We did this exercise two times with different cards. The cards had stuff like:
  • I want to spend more money on mass transit,
  • I want to fix pot holes,
  • I want to widen freeways,
  • I want to improve access to mass transit,
  • etc.
The bottom line was to get you to choose Mass Transit as those were the people that were hosting the meeting and there is $200 billion dollars of federal money at stake. I did not participate in this process either. After reading through the cards it was clear to me that this was just another way for them to say that we all want to spend money on mass transit. What really ticked me off was that the schills at my table were also voting!! These are the same people who sponsored the meeting! I should have spoken up and questioned why they would vote during this public input period, but I was so ticked off by then it didn't cross my mind. If I go to a future meeting I would insist that these facilitators not vote.

What I learned is that these meetings are rigged. There is no real public input. All options given are designed to lead to a predetermined end solution. There is a lot of money at stake ($200 billion). All of this planning can be derailed by lobbying your local city council members not to implement these plans. We must get involved locally. We must get people elected to local planning commissions, city councils, water boards, etc. We can derail these meetings by speaking out, asking questions and holding them accountable. These meetings are going on all over the Bay Area and all over the Country!!! Agenda 21 is designed to abolish private property rights by rezoning and eminent domain. It is also designed to force us out of our cars by advocating legislation that would penalize car owners by raising parking fees, bridge tolls and other things associated with driving. To use our codes and statutes as a punitive measure against one group of citizens is un-American and illegal I think?

If you have gotten this far in my recon rant and this has not inspired you to take action then I don't know what else to say, but go back to sleep and don't worry things will be taken care of by the government!!! One day (in 2035) you will wake up in subsidized government housing, eating government subsidized food, your kids will be whisked off by government buses to indoctrination training centers while you are working at your government assigned job on the bottom floor of your urban transit center village because you have no car and who knows where your aging parents will be but by then it will be too late! WAKE UP!!!!

If you want to get involved,
join The East Bay Tea Party or some other group fighting against Agenda 21. Search for "Sustainable Community" workshops in your area. Get a group of people to strategize and attend together and help us stop the spread of this cancer in our Country!!!

Other links and information:

For those of you who want more specific details about Agenda 21 and these workshops, please contact me, Heather Gass (ebtp100@yahoo.com) directly.

Please visit our
Green Tyranny Reform section for more on our position on this issue.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gun Runners Obama and Holder

Money Laundering, Drugs, President Steals A Few Billion, DOJ Gun Runners... what a mess we're in !!!

Over at Texas Fred's Fred runs the story that's all over the Internet and some of the major news outlets; ATF agents: Border weapons operation a disasterHere it is mid-June and finally there's some flurry of activity not only in the press but in the Halls of Congress.  I first ran across the story in another piece (Shock Report Says Obama Moved $85 Billion To Honduras) out of Nesara News last April.  I highly suggest you read the Shock Report  (Its under the commentary: Where does Obama get his billion$ ? ) because you'll learn more information about Wachovia Bank's money laundering  operation and the fine imposed on them by the government (What did the government do with the money?)  Somewhere about half-way down you'll find these words with the embedded link, “I'm boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we've been doing it every day since I've been here, here I am. Tell me I didn't do the things that I did. Tell me you didn't order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn't happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn't happen.”  The link will take you to the CBS video regarding the subject of Texas Fred's blog.   The only reason I mention Texas Fred is for this statement:
"The fact of the matter is this; someone, likely several, perhaps many different individuals within the Obama regime, have made the most incredibly stupid mistake imaginable."

I don't for a minute believe that the Obama regime made an incredible stupid mistake.  It was a well thought out plan that went awry and now they're trying to cover their butts.  The awry part was when some of the agents started speaking up.
Meanwhile, to get a better handle on what this is all about I've collected the videos (4) from the various websites and put them all in one place...right here...just scroll on down.

CBS Videos...if you want to read the text version click here.


This next one is from FOX News via YouTube


This next one will give you some insight about Obama's role...
video

You know what?  I think Obama and Holder are setting themselves up for a hanging ceremony.  Maybe they should have it on the Washington Mall somewhere between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.  Now you know how I feel about the death penalty but in this case I'll chip in to buy the rope.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

AGENDA 21..."I'm trying to warn people what is coming..." America's Lifetime Is At Stake

Agenda 21...Pay real close attention starting at 3 minutes and 22 seconds (3:22) into this video...
Its probably the most important information you should be digesting in your lifetime; America's Lifetime is at stake!  If you are concerned at all about America's future you should watch this video no less than three times (ten or twenty times may not be unreasonable!)...THEN YOU MUST ACT!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just When I Thought Things Were Heating Up... Where's Al Gore when you need him?

The Telegraph (UK)
Science News
New Little Ice Age in store?
Sunspot activity, which follows an 11-year cycle, is due to peak in 2013 after which it will start to wane slightly.
But astronomers think the next upswing will be less intensive than normal, or could fail to happen at all.
That could affect weather on Earth because low solar activity has been linked to low global temperatures in the past.
Between 1645 and 1715 almost no sunspots were observed, a solar period which came to be called the Maunder Minimum.
During those decades Europe suffered frequent unusually harsh winters, and the time was later termed the Little Ice Age.  ~ Read Full Story Here
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Big Brother's Prison...and the signs pointing the way...get ready world!


“...Rather than tyrannize, he inhibits, represses, saps, stifles, and stultifies, and in the end he reduces each nation to nothing but a flock of timid and industrious animals, with the government as its shepherd.”
Another in a series of editorial commentaries that will go unheeded by the masses.  We have become in Eric Holder's words, "A nation of cowards."  ...although I differ with Holder on who are the real cowards.   The real cowards are the brain-dead, indoctrinated members of political parties unwilling to stand up for those ideals on which this nation was founded.  Is it their fault? Partly...(for not having the intestinal fortitude to squash the indoctrination or the foresight to see it coming).  I would venture to say that 100% of Obama voters had no clue to what was forthcoming...including some of the most educated minds.  Here's an exchange between Laura Ingraham (radio talk-show host [OK 'hostess']) and Harry Alford (president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce):

Laura Ingraham: "Marxist? But you voted for him... Why did you vote for him?" Harry Alford: "Because he was black. The worst mistake I ever made in my life."
You can listen to the entire interview here 
Now Mr. Alford is no dummy yet he is man enough to admit when he made a mistake (albeit too late).  Is Mr. Alford a coward?  Not hardly...but he sure exposed a bit of racism by his answer! Well who are the cowards?
I run into cowards daily whenever I'm reading the comment section of various publications.  Here's an example...lets call him Geoff (for that's what he calls himself):
Geoff says,"...The stimulus was far too small and should have been around 2 trillion according to leading economists. Far higher taxes and more government investment will also stimulate growth. Look at what government investment has brought us...the Internet along with almost every modern convenience." Read more here.
Clearly Geoff has been indoctrinated by the ultra left wing of the Democratic party for none of which he says makes for a sound economy.  And where does he find those leading economists?  "Far higher taxes and more government investment will also stimulate growth." ...I don't think so!  Growth in what?  Certainly not jobs, for all government jobs puts a strain on the economy and can only be supported by the private sector.  What happens when the government jobs exceed the private sector?   Where will the government get the funds to pay all those government employees?  Talk about unsustainable!  That's an understatement!  I hate to broadcast the news to Geoff but every convenience, not just "almost every modern convenience",  was bought to us by the hard work and innovation of private enterprise (Individualism not Socialism)...how else did we become the most successful country in the history of the world!  So Geoff gets classified as a coward for allowing some politician that wants nothing but control over the masses to manipulate his mind into believing fairy tales.  Geoff refuses to stand for the ideals that brought forth a great nation...ideals of our forward thinking, freedom loving, Founding Fathers.  There are plenty of Geoffs out there and all of them fail to see the sword coming and for this the rest of us have to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune garnered by the politic elite.
Sorry to pick on you today Geoff but if the rest of us believed  in those fairy tales we will all end up in Big Brother's Prison (see following story, also there's a note for Geoff at the bottom of this page).  

Source for the followingThe American Dream (Not to be confused with the book with the same title by Robert J Ringer copyright 1979) ~ Norman E. Hooben

32 Signs That The Entire World Is Being Transformed Into A Futuristic Big Brother Prison Grid


Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a futuristic "big brother" control grid where everything they do is watched, recorded, tracked and tightly controlled? Well, that is exactly where things are headed. We witnessed some really bad totalitarian regimes during the 20th century, but what is coming is going to be far more restrictive than any of the despots of the past ever dreamed was possible. Today, nearly every government on earth is tightening their grip on their citizens. Paranoia has become standard operating procedure all over the planet and nobody is to be trusted. Global politicians will give speeches about liberty and freedom even as they undermine them at every turn. There are very, very few nations on the planet where liberty and freedom are increasing. Instead, almost everywhere you turn the "control grid" is getting tighter. Governments don't want us gathering together and interacting with one another. Instead, they want us to work our tails off to support the system, they want us enslaved financially and constantly drowning in debt, and they want us addicted to television and other forms of entertainment. They want us as numb and docile as possible. Meanwhile, all over the globe they continue to construct a futuristic "big brother" control grid that will ensure that they will always be able to control us. Sadly, this is not the plot to some post-apocalyptic science fiction movie.
This is really happening.
When you read the list below, each of the 32 signs may not seem to be all that significant individually. However, when they are all taken together, they paint a truly frightening picture....
#1 The days of the free and open Internet are slowly coming to an end. (Note from Norm: Hilary Clinton was paid thousands of dollars while she was still a senator to get behind legislation that would usher in Internet restrictions on the rest of us.) Many nations around the world have implemented strict Internet censorship and many other nations are moving in that direction. With each passing year the level of freedom on the Internet diminishes.
Regulation of the Internet has even become a primary topic of discussion at G-8 meetings. According to The New York Times, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is leading the charge for a more "civilized Internet"....
Leaders of the Group of 8 industrialized countries are set to issue a provocative call for stronger Internet regulation, a cause championed by the host of the meeting, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, but fiercely opposed by some Internet companies and free-speech groups.
Why are free speech groups strongly opposing what Sarkozy is trying to do?
It is because western governments want to kill liberty and freedom on the Internet just like China is doing. The Internet has been a great tool for waking people up and distributing information, and the control freaks that want to run all of our lives do not like that one bit.
#2 Internet censorship in China, the largest nation on earth, is absolutely brutal. The Chinese government blocks any websites that talk about such topics as the Dalai Lama, the 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters and Falun Gong.
Even web searches for the English word "freedom" are blocked.
#3 Starting next year, all new cellphones will be required to contain a chip that will allow the president to broadcast "emergency alerts" to the cellphones whenever the president wants. Cellphone users will not be allowed to opt out of the presidential messages.
The following is how a CBS news report describes the new system....
A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones.
It’s called the Personal Localized Alert Network or PLAN. Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software.
#4 The U.K. has more surveillance cameras per citizen than anywhere else in the world. In fact, according to one estimate, there are 4.8 million video cameras constantly watching every move citizens make.
#5 A "certified TSA official" was brought in to oversee student searches at the Santa Fe High School prom last weekend.
Will this kind of thing soon be happening at every high school in America?
#6 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending huge amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of public schools so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.
The following is how a recent article posted on Infowars.com describes this new program....
Billed as part of an effort to reduce obesity and improve eating habits, small cameras are programmed to take snapshots of lunch trays before and after each student eats. Each child is uniquely identifiable via a barcode attached to the tray. The amount of calories and nutrients that each child has consumed is then calculated via a database containing 7,500 different varieties of food.
#7 The EU is spending hundreds of millions of euros on propaganda campaigns in an attempt to convince the citizens of Europe that the EU is good for them.
#8 Today, FBI surveillance teams regularly employ warrantless GPS tracking to monitor the movements of peaceful activists - even if they are not suspected of ever committing a crime. The Obama administration is fighting in court to keep this practice legal.
#9 According to FBI Director Robert Mueller, "homegrown terrorists" represent as big a threat to American national security as al-Qaeda does.
#10 Federal VIPR teams are establishing a series of "internal checkpoints" all across the United States. The following is how a recent article by Paul Joseph Watson described these VIPR team activities....
The TSA has announced its intention to expand the VIPR program to include roadside inspections of commercial vehicles, setting up a network of internal checkpoints and rolling out security procedures already active in airports, bus terminals and subway stations to roads and highways across the United States.
By the way, who in the world decided that it would be a good idea to call them "VIPR teams"?
What is next? Are we going to find out that the TSA has hired Cobra Commander and Destro as consultants?
#11 Thousands of "dysfunctional" families in the U.K. are being subjected to intensive 24-hour surveillance to make sure that their children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.
#12 U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says that Amtrak should have a "no ride list" similar to the "no fly list" used at U.S. airports.
Before you can get on an airplane today, your name is checked to make sure that it is not on any international watch lists.
So what do you have to do to get on an international watch list?
Nobody really knows.
What is next?
A "no breathe list"?
#13 U.K. authorities are now admitting that every phone call, text message, email and website visit made by private citizens will be stored for one year and will be available for monitoring by government agencies.
#14 The amount of cell phone surveillance that goes on is absolutely staggering. For example, one German politician named Malte Spitz recently went to court to force Deutsche Telekom to reveal how often his cell phone was being tracked. What he found out was absolutely amazing. It turns out that in just one 6 month period, Deutsche Telekom recorded the longitude and latitude coordinates of his cell phone 35,000 times.
#15 DARPA has now developed new video surveillance technology that many are warning will bring about the end of public anonymity. The following is how the ExtremeTech blog is describing this new technology....
To be in public is to be on camera, but most video footage is discarded, as only so much can be sorted and analyzed -- until now. DARPA has created a technology that can index and analyze video in real-time, marking the end of anonymity in public places.
#16 In the U.K., it is now illegal to photograph the police for any reason whatsoever.
#17 Police in the U.K. have purchased software that will enable them to easily follow the "digital footprints" of virtually anyone. The following is how one recent news report in the U.K. described this new software....
The Metropolitan Police has bought Geotime, a security programme used by the U.S. military which tracks suspects' movements and communications and displays them on a three-dimensional graphic.
The software aggregates information gathered from social networking sites, GPS devices like the iPhone, mobile phones, financial transactions and IP network logs to build a detailed picture of an individual's movements.
#18 In Tacoma, Washington a seventh grade student was recently questioned by the Secret Service about a message that he posted on his Facebook page.
Be very careful about what you put up on Facebook or Twitter. The entire world can see it.
#19 According to the ACLU, state police in Michigan are using "extraction devices" to download data from the cellphones of motorists that they pull over. This is taking place even if those pulled over are not accused of doing anything wrong.
The following is how an article on CNET News describes the capabilities of these "extraction devices"....
The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.
#20 Last year, one shocking poll found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: "It is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism."
#21 The MPAA and RIAA have submitted their master plan for enforcing copyright rights to the new Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement and it includes installing spyware on everyone's computers that would detect and delete any infringing materials.
#22 The U.K.'s new Internet law includes a "three strikes" rule that allows your entire family to be cut off from the Internet if anyone who lives in your house is accused of copyright infringement - without proof or evidence or trial.
#23 Would you like to have your face scanned and your ID recorded every time you attend a public event? Don't laugh. The San Francisco Entertainment Commission is actually proposing a new rule which "would require all venues with an occupancy of over 100 people to record the faces of all patrons and employees and scan their ID’s for storage in a database which they must hand over to law enforcement on request."
#24 Today, the U.S. government and governments all over the industrialized world have become so obsessed with reducing carbon emissions that now they even tell us what kinds of light bulbs we are allowed to buy.
#25 The Obama administration is developing a universal "Internet ID" program that would watch, track, monitor and potentially control your activity on the Internet. These "trusted identities" are being touted as a way to increase safety and security on the Internet and as a way to eliminate the need for dozens of different usernames and passwords.
#26 As I have written about previously, the "Internet kill switch" is rapidly becoming one of the favorite new tools of tyrannical governments all over the globe....
Once upon a time, the Internet was a bastion of liberty and freedom, but now nation after nation is cracking down on it. In fact, legislation has been introduced once again in Congress that would give the president of the United States an "Internet kill switch" that he would be able to use in the event of war or emergency. Of course there would be a whole lot of wiggle room in determining what actually constitutes a true "emergency". The members of Congress that are pushing this "Internet kill switch" bill want the U.S. to become more like China in this regard.
#27 A shocking document released by Wikileaks proves that high level U.S. government officials have been pushing for North American integration. According to the document, some of the goals of this integration would be to turn North America into an economic zone similar to the EU, to have one common currency for the entire continent and to have one common "security perimeter" for the entire continent.
Let us hope that a plan like this never comes to pass.
#28 One of the most liberty-killing pieces of legislation in recent years was the Patriot Act. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Republicans and the vast majority of Democrats will never vote against the renewal of the Patriot Act because they don't want to look "soft" on terrorism.
About the only U.S. Senator to stand up against the Patriot Act is Rand Paul. He is doing all he can to fight a one man battle against the Patriot Act but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is doing his best to extend the Patriot Act without any debate taking place.
Top Democrats are attempting to claim that even debating the renewal of Patriot Act provisions would "endanger" national security.
Of course most Republicans are not going to stand in the way because they absolutely love the Patriot Act.
If you still believe that the Patriot Act is a good idea, you should watch this video, and you should read this recent article.
#29 If you display the wrong political message on your car, you may find law enforcement officials cracking down on you.
A 73-year-old Virginia resident was recently kicked out of a national park for displaying a sticker promoting "Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty" on his car.
The following is an excerpt from a recent Rutherford Institute report about this incident....
The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a 73-year-old Virginia resident who was allegedly ordered by a park ranger to remove his car from a national military park in South Carolina because of political messages attached to his vehicle. Jack Faw, whose ancestors fought in the historic battle memorialized at Kings Mountain National Military Park, contacted The Rutherford Institute after being told by a park ranger that the decal promoting a political organization associated with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), which was displayed on the back window of Faw's car, was not allowed in the park.
#30 Brutal crowd control techniques are not just for major events anymore. Recently, riot police in Illinois used tear gas, LRAD sound weapons and crowd suppression tactics against a bunch of college students that were just blowing off some steam at a year-end block party at Western Illinois University.
#31 The U.S. government is gathering more information on all of us than ever before. According to a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, every six hours the volume of information that the NSA gathers is equivalent to the entire Library of Congress.
Nobody is anonymous anymore. The truth is that the U.S. government, governments across the globe and major international corporations have more information about you than you probably ever dared to imagine.
#32 If you think things are bad now, just wait until you see what global authorities have planned for the future.
Are you ready to live in a "Planned-opolis"? Are you ready to use a "calorie card" and to have what you eat determined by a "global food council"?
The following video was originally produced by the Forum for the Future, a major NGO funded by big corporations such as Time Warner and Royal Dutch Shell. In this video, the Forum for the Future presents their chilling version of the future....
If you don't want to live in a "Planned-opolis" where everything you do is constantly watched, tracked and controlled by a horde of bureaucrats then you better say something now.
The entire globe is moving in the direction of totalitarianism. Our world is literally becoming a prison grid. Of course those in power say that we need more regulation and more control "for the good of humanity", but that has never worked out too well in the past, now has it?
If you don't like the direction this world is headed then now is the time to stand up and let your voice be heard. If you wait until they are ripping the last shreds of liberty and freedom away from you it will be too late.

Note to Geoff: Is this what you want? (It's called Despotism)
“The sovereign, after taking individuals one by one in his powerful hands and kneading them to his liking, reaches out to embrace society as a whole. Over it he spreads a fine mesh of uniform, minute, and complex rules, through which not even the most original minds and most vigorous souls can poke their heads above the crowd. He does not break men’s wills but softens, bends, and guides them. He seldom forces anyone to act but consistently opposes action. He does not destroy things but prevents them from coming into being. Rather than tyrannize, he inhibits, represses, saps, stifles, and stultifies, and in the end he reduces each nation to nothing but a flock of timid and industrious animals, with the government as its shepherd.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville (1835)
Geoff, ponder this:
If everyone followed the directives of the education establishment line for line from gradeschool onward, our society would undoubtedly be totally stagnant. If everyone complied totally with the “one right way,” “one size fits all” method, invention, innovation and development would be stifled completely. Some of the most significant developments that contributed to the creation of our modern society were created by individuals who had little to no formal schooling. Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, had around three months of formal schooling. Henry Ford, most famous for his assembly lines and Ford motor company, dropped out in 8th grade. ~ Old-Thinker News

Campaign For A Better America...it's time we got some decent people in office

Picture of the day...


Side Story:
Remember now...Obama hates Mickey Mouse (Obama promotes Islamic law):

"Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases." Read story here: Mickey Mouse must die, says Saudi Arabian cleric

Kissinger...I guess he's still a free man (sorry I got this news too late to post on June 6)

This is the kind of news that should warm your heart...Kissinger is an evil, evil, man! ~ Storm'n Norm'n

Prominent Swiss Politician Calls For Arrest of Kissinger at Bilderberg

Prisonplanet | June 6, 2011
By Paul Joseph Watson
A prominent member of Switzerland’s largest political party has called upon federal authorities to arrest Henry Kissinger as a war criminal if he attends the 2011 Bilderberg conference of global power brokers which is set to begin on Thursday at the Hotel Suvretta House in St. Moritz.
"Kissinger, National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State for President Nixon and President Ford, has been accused of being complicit in a number of war crimes..."





Swiss People’s Party representative Dominique Baettig wrote a letter to the General Prosecutor of the Swiss Federation in which he asked, “In the name of Cantonal Sovereignty and independence, but especially of the Justice’s independence from executive power – may it be Federal or Cantonal – I ask you to check abroad for Arrest Warrants delivered by various Courts, Judges and also for all valid criminal complaints against the persons who were, amongst others, cited as mere examples in my (enclosed) letters to Mrs. Simonetta Sommaruga, Federal Counselor and Mrs. Barbara Janom Steiner, Cantonal Counselor and of course, to arrest them before diligent extraditions.”
Baettig is no fringe figure, he’s the equivalent of a US Congressman, representing the Canton of Jura on the National Council of Switzerland. His party, the Swiss People’s Party, is the largest party in the Federal Assembly, with 58 members of the National Council and 6 of the Council of States.
Baettig’s letter also calls for the apprehension of George W. Bush and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but neither are likely to be attending the conference. However, Kissinger is a regular Bilderberg attendee and is almost certain to be present in St. Moritz.
Kissinger, National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State for President Nixon and President Ford, has been accused of being complicit in a number of war crimes in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus and East Timor. Numerous activists have attempted to arrest him over the years under the Geneva Conventions Act.
In The Trial of Henry Kissinger, author Christopher Hitchens documents how Kissinger personally approved bombing campaigns that resulted in thousands of civilian casualties as well as signing off on the use of the deadly chemical Agent Orange. United States General Telford Taylor, the former chief prosecuting officer at the Nuremberg trials, stated that Kissinger committed war crimes by giving the nod to bomb Vietnamese villages during the war.
Although Bilderberg’s primary confab will take place in St. Moritz, other associated meetings will also occur in Zurich and Geneva. Unlike the small group of independent journalists who will travel to the location to do the job that the castrated establishment media refuses to undertake, Bilderberg elitists can rely on private jets and helicopters to transport them between the different locations.
In recent years, Bilderberg luminaries have decried the increasing number of demonstrators and independent journalists who descend on the scene of each annual meeting, which is the primary reason why members will be hopping around to different locations within the small country of Switzerland to escape the glare of reporters and the unwanted attention of protesters.
Claims by apologists that Bilderberg is merely a talking shop that has no influence on setting policy have been vehemently debunked in recent years. Bilderberg chairman √Čtienne Davignon last year bragged about how the Euro single currency was a brainchild of the Bilderberg Group.
“A meeting in June in Europe of the Bilderberg Group- an informal club of leading politicians, businessmen and thinkers chaired by Mr. Davignon- could also ‘improve understanding’ on future action, in the same way it helped create the Euro in the 1990s, he said,” reported the EU Observer in March 2009.
The foundations for the EU and ultimately the Euro single currency were laid by the secretive Bilderberg Group in the mid-1950’s. Bilderberg’s own leaked documents prove that the agenda to create a European common market and a single currency was formulated by Bilderberg in 1955.
As we first reported in 2003, a BBC investigative team were allowed to access Bilderberg files which confirmed that the EU and the Euro were the brainchild of Bilderberg.
During an interview with a Belgian radio station last year, former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes admitted that those who attend the conference are mandated to implement decisions that are formulated during the confab within their respective spheres of influence.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tornado Damge: Its Official...the results are in...Damage Assessment Minimal, Your house is still livable (best news I've heard all day!)

Oh now I get it...Katrina was a big, big, big storm...and this was just a little ole tornado.

Broken Bible Belt: Homes in Ruins From Tornadoes Denied Aid by FEMA for ‘Insufficient Damage’ Source: The Blaze

Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘not unsafe to live in’.
Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes – due to ‘insufficient damage’.
The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble.
Mr Stewart told AL.com a FEMA inspector saw first-hand the Pleasant Grove residence he shared with his wife, Lisa, and their two children was ripped from the ground.
Three days after the visit, however, he received a letter reading: ‘Based on your FEMA inspection, we have determined that the disaster has not caused your home to be unsafe to live in.
‘Although the disaster may have caused some minor damage it is reasonable to expect you or your landlord to make these repairs. At this time you are not eligible for FEMA housing assistance.’
Mr Stewart told the website: ‘Lisa and I looked at the letter and laughed.’
While he has since found out his insurance coverage will replace his house, the family is not alone.
Lashunta Tabb’s home 15 miles away in North Smithfield Manor was stripped of its siding, and more than half of her roof blew off with tornado-force winds.
She too, received a letter claiming there was ‘insufficient damage’ – the number one reason in Alabama the people are determined ineligible for FEMA grants, worth up to $30,200.
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It is not yet known how many Alabama tornado victims received the letter.
FEMA deputy branch director for individual assistance Lynda Lowe said finding of insifficient damage are often correct, and many of those who filed for assistance did not have damage.
FEMA officials encourage whose who believe they were wrongly declared ineligible to file for an appeal through local disaster recovery centres.
Spokesman Renee Bafalis said: ‘If you have a question why you received a determination of ineligibility, go in there and let them look it up and help you file an appeal.’
A report issued on Wednesday, however, revealed few disaster victims follow through.
It showed less than one percent of the 25,081 applicants initially declared ineligible for any reason had appealed, leaving the potential for millions of dollars in federal aide to go unclaimed.
An applicant has 60 days from the date of the determination letter to appeal.
It was not known at press time how many applicants were declared ineligible in Alabama due to insufficient damage. However, similar findings have occurred after nearly every recent disaster.
THE BUREAUCRACY BEHIND APPLYING FOR FEMA AIDE:
When a disaster victim applies for a FEMA grant, an inspector is dispatched to the applicant’s property.
Inspectors carry laptops connected to a database called NEMIS (National Emergency Management Information System), which guides them through measuring rooms and assessing damage.
Items marked for repair or replacement are priced depending on the geographic region.
Letters are issued based on the computerised report, telling an applicant whether he qualifies for FEMA assistance.
An applicant has 60 days from the date of the determination letter to appeal.
What qualifies as ‘insufficient damage’ remains unclear.
A pending lawsuit accusing FEMA of improperly denying thousands of farm workers in Texas money to repair their homes after Hurricane Dolly struck in 2008 based on the insufficient damage finding claims that FEMA used a concept called ‘deferred maintenance’ to back the rejections.
Deferred maintenance is not referenced in any regulation, Jerry Wesevich, an attorney with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid who represents the plaintiffs, told AL.com.
Mr Wesevich described deferred maintenance as a ‘shorthand term that FEMA uses when it determines somehow that a condition of a home prior to the disaster caused the damage after the storm’.
An Alabama inspectors’ coordinator for FEMA said deferred maintenance is no longer used in assessing damage, although there is a place for inspectors to note ‘pre-existing’ conditions.

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