Iranian Leader Khamenei: Death to America; Obama Is Trying to Turn Our People against the Regime
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Are you old enough to remember when this sign was prominently displayed in the windows of almost all businesses ?
This was a foundational principle of Liberty … the right to contract, or not, for any reason.
It is a remnant from a time when civilized men and women saw benefit in the human ability to discriminate: to notice and understand that one thing is different from another thing : to recognize a difference between things.
Read the sign above one more time … it does not say what Liberals want it to say:
Therefore they are outraged that a new Indiana law affirms people should not be forced to conduct business when it conflicts with their religions principles.
Supporters say the law prevents the state from forcing people to provide services contrary to their religion.
Similar bills are being considered across the US as court rulings have made gay marriage legal in more states.
Activists have encouraged a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a “religious freedom” law, which they say discriminates against gay people.
It’s a shame Indiana didn’t go all the way and fully defend Liberty of Contract.
Read about it … then live it.
ISLAMIC STATE PRAISES GERMAN CO-PILOT AND MASS MURDERER–
Another Facebook page was set up=> Support for Andrew Lubitz, hero of the Islamic State.
(The Facebook page has since been taken down)
But Pamela Geller captured a screengrab of the page before it was removed.
I suspect the Germans will not let this stand without taking action. Which is what Islamists want. Buckle up.
Yesterday morning, CNBC Asia’s anchorman Martin Soong cradled a young, hairy-nosed wombat named Billi on live television.
He then transitioned to interview an entrepreneur who is raising money to colonize Mars.
Now, as much as I’m sure we’re all fans of wombats… and as much as it might be a great idea to colonize Mars, it’s time to be soberingly honest: these are classic indicators that we’ve reached the top of the market.
Money is no longer serious business. It’s all fun and games chasing the latest investment fad with no regard whatsoever to the risks involved.
And the absolute shocker: of the $89.1 billion increase in Q4 GDP in chained-dollars, healthcare was $35.3 billion of that, or 40% of the total.
Yes, healthcare spending accounted for 40% of GDP growth in Q4!
Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.
Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.
“I understand this place,” Mr. Reid said. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”
He has already confounded the new Republican majority this year by holding Democrats united against a proposal to gut the Obama administration’s immigration policies as well as a human-trafficking measure Democrats objected to over an anti-abortion provision.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher than Kevlar.
These structures absorb up to 98 joules per gram. Kevlar, often used to make bulletproof vests, can absorb up to 80 joules per gram. The material can reinforce itself at points of high stress and could potentially be used in military airplanes or other defense applications.
In a study published by ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, a journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers twisted nanofiber into yarns and coils. The electricity generated by stretching the twisted nanofiber formed an attraction 10 times stronger than a hydrogen bond, which is considered one of the strongest forces formed between molecules.
Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.
If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions – amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques.
Neurofibrillary tangles are found inside the neurons of the brain, and they’re caused by defective tau proteins that clump up into a thick, insoluble mass. This causes tiny filaments called microtubules to get all twisted, which disrupts the transportation of essential materials such as nutrients and organelles along them, just like when you twist up the vacuum cleaner tube.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) said on Wednesday that the Air Force has failed to allay concerns about the deactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing, a vital support unit for training U.S. special operations and airborne forces.
The Air Force has signaled in recent months that it plans to phase out the 440th, which has shed about 200 airmen and reduced its flights in response to budget cuts. The Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve unit, flies the only C-130 planes that are permanently stationed at the Pope Airfield at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Critics of the Air Force’s move say it does not make strategic or financial sense to remove airmen from the base that serves some of the Army’s top airborne units, including the 82nd Airborne Division and special operations forces.
After meeting with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, Tillis said in a statement that “questions I have been asking for months regarding the Air Force’s short-sighted plans to deactivate the 440th Air Wing remain unanswered.”
Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltway. Back in the 1990s, the Clinton administration was deeply concerned about the construction of this enormous complex deep inside Yamantau mountain, but they could never seem to get any straight answers from the Russians. The command center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000 feet directly straight down from the summit of this giant rock quartz mountain. And of course U.S. military officials will admit that there are dozens of other similar sites throughout Russia, although most of them are thought to be quite a bit smaller. But that is not all that the Russians have been up to. For example, Russian television has reported that 5,000 new emergency nuclear bomb shelters were scheduled to have been completed in the city of Moscow alone by the end of 2012. Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Russians have never stopped making preparations for nuclear war. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has essentially done nothing to prepare our citizens for an attack. The assumption seems to be that a nuclear attack will probably never happen, and that if it does it will probably mean the end of our civilization anyway.
Needless to say, the Russians are very secretive about their massive underground facility at Yamantau mountain, and no American has ever been inside. The following is what Wikipedia has to say about it…
On this week’s episode of the Forward Observer Podcast (tune in below), I talked about the concept that “every patriot is a sensor.” That maxim comes from the Army, where every soldier is a sensor. Whether you’re on patrol, on guard duty, talking to detainees, or just being on base, every soldier has a responsibility to remain situationally-aware and observe his environment.
The military has Intelligence collectors that are involved in active collection. But if that’s the only information the Army relied on, they’d only be seeing several pieces of the Intelligence pie. The irony of Intelligence collection is that line units out on patrol are generally the first to collect threat intelligence information and are also the first ones to use it. So in addition to combat skills, soldiers also need to be aware of changes in their operating environment — that’s passive intelligence collection and it’s extremely vital to the security of organizations under threat.
We want to build the same culture in our security groups by encouraging our members to passively collect intelligence information. We’re not tasking them to go out of their way; all we’re asking is, in the course of their normal duties, if they come into contact with something that sounds like it could be important, to report it back to the Analysis & Control Element (ACE).
I am taking a short break from my latest series on the real numbers behind our failing economy to address an issue within the Liberty Movement that I find a bit disturbing; namely the issue of inadequate strategic thinking and common sense amongst a certain new crop of survival writers, “gurus”, and their fans. I have only been a survival and prepping enthusiast for ten years, and I have been training in tactical methodologies for six years, but I think the near constant saturation of training I have received over that time makes me at least moderately qualified to discuss survival philosophies. During my work in the alternative media, I am also exposed to all of the undercurrents and trends within the movement, including many negative and destructive trends.
The following article is only a summation of my personal observations. I am sure some people will disagree with my conclusions and claim that the exact opposite reality is true for them, and that’s great. If they don’t see the same problems around them that I see, then they are lucky. I can only relate my experiences based on my dealings with hundreds of thousands of liberty proponents on a monthly basis.
Survivalism has become in some ways a mainstay of popular culture over the course of the past few years. The mainstream still calls us “paranoid kooks” and “doom and gloomers”, but they can’t seem to get rid of us. Survivalists are a fact of American life now. However, survivalism as a philosophy remains in the infant stages of its progression.
Most of us have never lived through a full spectrum crisis event. Most of us have not lived through the peak damage of an economic collapse. Most of us have not been trapped in a war zone (except by choice through enlistment). Most of us have NO real world experience whatsoever in terms of surviving a true catastrophe. Therefore, it behooves us to NOT make detrimental assumptions where such an event is concerned.
The co-pilot “voluntarily” initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps and refused to open the door to the pilot who was outside the cockpit, the lead investigator said on Thursday.
“The co-pilot is alone at the controls,” said prosecutor Brice Robin, recounting information gathered from the “black box” recorder. “He voluntarily refused to open the door of the cockpit to the pilot and voluntarily began the descent of the plane.”
As noted earlier, the biggest significance of any Yemen conflict has little to do with its own domestic oil production, which at 133,000 bpd is negligible, but due to its location, which not only shares a border with Saudi Arabia, but more importantly due to the Bab el-Mandeb strait which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden: it is the fourth-biggest shipping chokepoint in the world by volume (3.8 million barrels a day of oil and petroleum products flowed through it in 2013) and is just 18 miles wide at its narrowest point. It’s located between Yemen, Djibouti, and Eritrea, and connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.
I would not normally put up information to make someone look intentionally bad. And Eleanor Holmes Norton does look like a fool. Here is an example of this delegate defending Dr. Gruber’s disparaging remarks concerning the American people.
I know there is no political solution to restoring the rule of law and our honor. Holmes is a disgrace to her office, her constituents and this country. Unfortunately Holmes is not the exception in Washington.
The crisis that has engulfed the Middle East thanks to the rise of ISIS (or ‘Daesh’ as Coalition forces prefer to refer to it) continues to march through the African continent and now threatens the small Tunisian town which served as the backdrop of the original ‘Star Wars’ film shoot in 1976.
Earlier today we reported that, on very short notice, Saudi Arabia had moved heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, “raising the risk that the Middle East’s top oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict.” In other words, Saudi Arabia was preparing for war.
Shortly thereafter, but before Yemen’s president bravely fled the country over fears of the Houthi rebel advance, Yemen’s foreign minister called for Arab military intervention against advancing Shiite rebels.
As we explicitly warned, “the conflict risked spiraling into a proxy war with Shi’ite Iran backing the Houthis, whose leaders adhere Shi’ite Islam, and Saudi Arabia and the other regional Sunni Muslim monarchies backing Hadi.”
Moments ago all these warnings were borne out when Al-Arabiya reported that the latest middle-east war is now official after Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf States had launched a bombing campaign against Yemen.
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The following post was composed by Billy Beck in reply to one Charlotte Meador,
whose post to misc.activism.militia (Wed, 24 Apr 96 22:18:21 GMT) solicited “thoughts”.
I had a few to spare…so I did.
Charlotte Meador wrote:
>As some of you know, I have been holding discussion groups on the IRC
>for militia members. In these groups there seems to be a serious
>difference of opinion about whether or not it is too late to affect a
>political solution to problems militia members see with the government.
>There seems to be various discussions of two basic positions.
>1. There is still a possibility to solve our problems using political
>solutions, such as educational activities, exposure of corruption,
>political involvement, etc.
>2. It’s too late for political solutions. The political system and power
>structure of the country is too corrupt for it to succeed. Our only
>prudent course of action is to prepare for some sort of violent
>….and there may be other positions that haven’t come up in the
>I would appreciate your input on these positions…and your reasoning
>for your thoughts.
Charlotte,Your post is the most intriguing that I have come across in the past few days. I have replied while neglecting other engagements, for that reason. The length of this reply is more than I had in mind when I set out, but I’ve not written anything that I do not think important. I hope you will find it a valuable contribution.
From Billy Beck:
By the first decade of the twenty-first century, people who lived in the United States were voting for their lives.
By then, too many of them had no way of knowing how evil this could be, because they had never lived what had been lost; a middle-aged person could recall vestiges, at least, of a common-sense approach to life communicable to nearly everyone around him in any matter of everyday conduct, where many a grown man or woman in their early twenties or even thirties could not. There were millions of them. They had been reared by people who had grown — themselves — soft in the head over what reality was and whether it could be “socially constructed”, in any of myriad ways. The lot of them were intellectually and psychologically adrift on tides of sensation (they would always state how they felt, even or especially in matters demanding thought, and they could not tell the difference) constantly afire with activism, advocacy, struggle, reports, investigations, studies, organizations (and associations), mandates, orders, parties, leaders, special interests, and democracy. And the central (if not only) thing that was true about them was that they were herds.
It’s terrible to say it, of course, but it must be said that the bovine analogy is very apt at analyzing these straits of the early twenty-first American century. This was a mass of humans whose lot had fallen well below its nature in the metaphysically general aspect: individuals in wholesale numbers had evidently lost command of principally human faculties such as language, and this does not refer to the niceties such as pronunciation and syntax, but more importantly to the function of the language itself, which is to transmit concepts (the fruit of cognition) among individuals. This was a creeping debility, whose final manifestations in political matters could not explain to its sufferers what was happening to them as it happened. Their cognitions generally ran to the sideways glance at the flow of the mass and common pleas to “have a nice day” amid general mayhem.
They commonly called themselves Americans and claimed all sorts of alien nonsense as “American”, meaning: values (mainly ideas) which are contrary to the ethics and politics of individualism which brought their nation imperfectly into the world but which were all that could ever sustain or save it. That their forebears had erected a polity whose merest administrations were executed at theoretically popular command was bad enough (even after Benjamin Franklin had warned whether they could “keep it”). That this instrument of power had devolved to such naked graspings as they had since the turn of the twenty-first century was really only the basic logic of the thing extended to its integral conclusion: the political power which is a necessary element of government always finds its way to the hearts, minds and hands of individuals in the name of the masses. The masses, having been groomed to their place per se, became militantly supplicant to individuals who made their livings at pretending to know how everyone else should live and strutting that basic pretense into positions of command authority.
Many people in the United States who might have read this would also have balked at the concept of “masses” before counting themselves as constituents. What was most important to their history, however, is that that small revolt was of no import. Once again, as in the ringing complaint of Thomas Paine centuries before but on the dawn of something new in history, the fugitive “freedom” was hunted ’round the world. This terrible fall in the standing of an idea was the whole cause of world misery on scales never conceived by their forebears, but people living in the United States were treated to — and indulged to the extent of their crippled mentation — terrible insults of cynicism drafted from questions whether “freedom” was any sort of value, or even existed at all. This, within less than a lifetime after the greatest conscious ideological crusades of the previous century had rallied Americans to its standard.
What mattered, then, was the right of might, and that’s why people who lived in the United States were voting for their lives.
Reposted from Western Rifle Shooters Association
After watching the ATF tuck tail and reverse their decision to ban M855 ammunition, law makers in the U.S. have now decided to take big steps towards protecting ammo from future bans as well.
Out of the great state of NC, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry has proposed legislation that would protect (and possibly help reinstate) all types of rifle ammunition.
The text of the proposed legislation reads.
Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) introduced H.R. XXXX, the Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act. H.R. XXXX would prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from classifying M855 ammunition as armor-piercing and from instituting any ban on the sale and manufacture of ammunition that is intended, marketed, and sold for rifle use.
“The proposed ban is but the latest step in President Obama’s assault on our Constitution and Bill of Rights,” McHenry said. “While I’m glad the ATF acknowledged the vast public and Congressional outcry against this plan,” McHenry continued, “they have still left open the possibility that it could be proposed again in the future and many Congressional Democrats have called for just that. The Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act would put an end to this attack on our Second Amendment by ensuring this popular ammunition used by countless law-abiding American sportsmen remains available and not subject to any future ATF bans.”
h/t John P
I grew up loving comic books. Back in the day, I was pretty into Conan the Barbarian and Spiderman.
Anyone who reads comics can tell you, every main character has an origin story — the fateful and usually unexpected sequence of events that made them who they are.
The same goes for grassroots organizers.
For me, it was a “help wanted” ad I saw in a newsletter at the New York Public Library. The job was organizing communities and churches on the South Side of Chicago. It paid $10,000 a year.
I packed up everything and drove across the country in a beat-up Honda to take the job. Those three years changed my life. It’s where I found out how hard this work is — and why it’s worth doing.
Looking back, it was the best education I ever had.
OFA is collecting origin stories, and you should join in.
Share the moment that inspired you to get involved in this work — when you do, you’ll be automatically entered for the chance to meet me in D.C. next month.
I’ll tell you why this is special for me. Knowing that folks like you are out there fighting alongside me, that we’re building something better together — that’s the same reason I drove across the country to become a community organizer.
I hope you’ll share your story of why you do what you do.
OFA could fly you and a guest out to Washington to meet me backstage.
Go for it:
Now it’s Austria, Switzerland, and Australia that have joined dozens of other countries around the world in the anti-dollar alliance.
These nations, which also include most US ‘allies’ in Western Europe like Germany, France and the UK, have all signed on to be founding members of China’s new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The AIIB is the biggest disruption to the global monetary system since the end of World War II.
For decades, global finance has been completely dominated by the United States… and the US dollar.
This is the reason why a transaction for oil between Bangladesh and Brazil will close and settle in US dollars.
It’s why a French aircraft manufacturer will sell its jets to European airlines… not in euros, but in US dollars.
It’s why a contract for aluminium traded in London will clear in US dollars.
Nearly every major financial or commodity contract in the world is priced in US dollars.
And this requires that the entire world not only holds US dollars in order to engage in trade, but to also use the US banking system.
This has put the United States in a position of unparalleled privilege.
Obama knew that Sgt. Bergdahl was a traitor. The only reason for this trade was for the pResident to release five terrorists back into action. Is anyone going to act in our country’s interests in Washington?
The Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, reigniting the debate over whether President Obama paid too high a price to secure his release from the Taliban.
Bergdahl’s lawyer, Eugene Fidell, told The Hill that the solider has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy under two articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Previously we reported that in the latest “coup” for US foreign policy, the US had “lost” over $500 million in weapons in Yemen, until recently an Obama’ foreign policy “success story”, following the abrupt evacuation of the US embassy there, all of which ended up in local rebel and al-Qaeda hands.
I can’t keep track anymore. Which Muslim terrorist group is the pResident supporting today?
IF a group of military leaders took back our country to save it from this overthrow, what would they do to the military
lackeys leaders appointed by Obama? I wonder how well they sleep at night knowing that their oath to the Constitution has been replaced by domestic enemy status?
The bill language reads, “TO ENSURE THAT CITIZENS AND LAWFULLY PRESENT ALIENS CAN TRAVEL SAFELY ON THE ROADS OF THIS STATE BY ENSURING THAT EVERY DRIVER ON THE ROADS OF THIS STATE HAS BEEN PROPERLY LICENSED OR PERMITTED.”
Please feel free to contact these N.C. Representatives and tell them how you feel about their proposal.
They will tell you, “that’s simply not true”, BUT – keep in mind, “lawfully present aliens” INCLUDES illegal aliens that qualify under the DACA deferred deportation program. They are considered “lawfully present” even though they have no “legal status”.
Hold their feet to the fire. Don’t let them get away with it!
HB328 – Highway Safety/Citizens Protection Act
The Primary sponsors so far are:
Rep. Harry Warren (R) – Rowan County
Office # 919-733-5784
Rep. Brian Brown (R) – Pitt County
Office # 919-733-5757
Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R) – Ashe, Watauga County
Office # 919-733-7727
Thank you for your support!
Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,
The below event is not a NC LISTEN sponsored event, but we wanted to make you aware of it. We support such actions by citizens who care about their nation.
Overpasses for America is starting the next round of national protests against government corruption in America and illegal immigration in the USA.
Bring signs, flags, or just yourself in support.
This protest will be on Sat. March 28, 11am to 2pm at the intersection of Highway 264 and Memorial Drive in Greenville, NC.
Use the GPS address of 2521 North Memorial Highway Greenville, NC and our protesters will meet at the Sheetz gas station at 10:45 then set up on the intersection.
Send this email to your friends and associates.
We move slowly through the dense morning fog, for all appearances simply dark shadows slipping silently through the forest. Each man constantly scans his area of responsibility around the patrol while also keeping track of each others disposition. Foot placement is carefully considered to avoid snapping twigs or rustling brush. Slippery moss-covered stones and logs are stepped over or around to avoid injury due to the burden of our heavy kit or leaving any sign of our passing. Branches in the way are lightly grasped with gloved hands, slowly moved to the side or up to allow for better vision and ease of movement. After passing they are slowly returned to their former position to avoid quick movement or noise when released and to avoid tell-tale breakage.
The predominant sound in the woods is the steady dripping of the mist from the trees which, along with the thoroughly soaked and rotting leaves covering the forest floor, helps to mask our footfalls. With experience from extensive time spent in the back country, we all understand that while this weather is not the best for a stroll in the woods, it is great for patrolling. The untrained eye of the casual observer traveling through the area would be hard pressed to notice our passage along our route-of-march.
Yesterday, in a vote that largely slid under the radar, the House of Representatives passed a resolution urging Obama to send lethal aid to Ukraine, providing offensive, not just “defensive” weapons to the Ukraine army – the same insolvent, hyperinflating Ukraine which, with a Caa3/CC credit rating, last week started preparations to issue sovereign debt with a US guarantee, in essence making it a part of the United States (something the US previously did as a favor to Egypt before the Muslim Brotherhood puppet regime was swept from power by the local army).
The resolution passed with broad bipartisan support by a count of 348 to 48.
According to DW, the measure urges Obama to provide Ukraine with “lethal defensive weapon systems” that would better enable Ukraine to defend its territory from “the unprovoked and continuing aggression of the Russian Federation.”
“Policy like this should not be partisan,” said House Democrat Eliot Engel, the lead sponsor of the resolution. “That is why we are rising today as Democrats and Republicans, really as Americans, to say enough is enough in Ukraine.”
French paper Le Parisien didn’t mince words in the headline: “La chasse au cash est lancee”. Basically ‘hunting season on cash is launched’.
Under the auspices of fighting terrorism, France’s Minister of Finance, Monsieur Michel Sapin, has rolled out a series of eight new restrictions aimed specifically at minimizing the use of cash.
Among the new restrictions is a prohibition of making more than 1,000 euros in cash payments (down from 3,000 before).
Large cash withdrawls exceeding 10,000 euros per month will also now be monitored and reported to the French authorities.
Foreign exchange offices will now be required to obtain a copy of someone’s ID to exchange more than 1,000 euros.
There are several more beyond this. And, just for good measure, they threw in a few controls that aren’t even related to cash.
Most importantly, moving and transporting GOLD through France, even through a professional freight service, must now be declared and reported to French customs.
Yet another Obama administration thrust in its campaign to stigmatize Binyamin Netanyahu and the newly elected Israeli government came Tuesday, March 24, in the form of a pejorative leak to The Wall Street Journal.
“Israeli intelligence was eavesdropping on closed-door nuclear negotiations between Iran and the US and other world powers, then passing the classified information along to the US Congress to try and preemptively scuttle the deal, The WSJ reported, adding from its unnamed sources: “It’s one thing for the US and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal US secrets and play them back to US legislators to undermine US diplomacy.”
Citing the spy-versus-spy rivalry often operating behind the scenes of US-Israel relations, the paper reports that, in fact, the White House discovered Israel had an inside track on the talks by snooping on communications among Israeli officials. “They carried details the US believed could have come only from access to the confidential talks.”
“These allegations are utterly false,” a senior official in the Israeli Prime Minister’s office said. “The state of Israel does not directly conduct espionage against the United States or its other allies.”
“Police departments hiring immigrants as officers,” USA Today reported Sunday. “[S]ome [departments] are allowing immigrants who are legally in the country to wear the badge. From Hawaii to Vermont, agencies are allowing green-card holders and legal immigrants with work permits to join their ranks.”
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, that depends on what the meaning of the term “legal” is.
“Some, like the Chicago and Hawaii police departments, allow any immigrant with a work authorization from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to become an officer,” the story explains. “That means people in the country on temporary visas or are applying for green cards can join.”
While some apologist for the policy, like Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, which advocates for “a pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally,” dismiss security concerns as a “straw man” argument, Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, warns that standards for ensuring that are far from assured. And while he is unconcerned “with green-card holders … because they’ve made a long-term commitment to the country and have undergone extensive background checks … he worries about the security risks associated with allowing any immigrant with a work permit to become an officer, especially considering that the Obama administration has given hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants work permits.”
It’s more than that, which Krikorian’s own organization has documented. A lot more, if a CIS study published in February is accurate.
“More than 2.2 million work permits were issued over this time period [2009 to 2014] to illegal aliens or aliens unqualified for admission,” director of policy studies Jessica Vaughn elaborated. “Nearly all of these (2.1 million) were illegal aliens who crossed the border illegally (Entered Without Inspection). Inexplicably, 2,860 work permits were issued to aliens who were denied asylum, were suspected of using fraudulent documents, were stowaways, or were refused at a port of entry.”
The need for transparent oversight and accountability under such circumstances must include assurances that all officers deployed are versed and committed to the Bill of Rights, required in the oath to the Constitution mandated by Article. VI. That further includes an understanding of a duty to reject unlawful orders, the core purpose behind Oath Keepers, and a legitimate concern Americans should have regarding all officers.
With increased militarization of police, and with “[m]any cities … reducing the minimum standards to attract candidates,” a primary concern leaders sworn “to secure the Blessings of Liberty” ought to guard against is the presence of de facto foreign troops enforcing gun bans and disarming Americans on U.S. soil.
It’s fair to ask if this is what the Framers really had in mind when they recognized what was “necessary to the security of a free State.”
Reposted from the Examiner.com
The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a “suspicious activity” all by itself. These days, if you pay a hotel bill with cash or if you pay for several hundred dollars worth of goods at a store with cash you are probably going to get looked at funny. You see, the truth is that we have already been trained to regard the use of large amounts of cash to be unusual. The next step will be to formally ban large cash transactions like France and other countries in Europe are already doing.
Starting in September, cash transactions of more than 1,000 euros will be banned in France. The following comes from a recent Zero Hedge article which detailed what these new restrictions will do…
Prohibiting French residents from making cash payments of more than 1,000 euros, down from the current limit of 3,000 euros.
Given the parlous state of the stagnating French economy the limit for foreign tourists on currency payments will remain higher, at 10,000 euros down from the current limit of 15,000 euros.