“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” — Professor Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessRead more . . .
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Center for Constitutional Rights described how the Constitution had been shredded based on assumptions about the 9/11 attacks. By then, it had also become clear that the government was actually giving aid and comfort to the enemy (violating Article 3) through arming and training terrorists. One might think it obvious that stopping such actions would be the goal of all Americans but to do so one Congress member has had to spell it out in legislation.Read more . . .
The remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ by hospitals in Britain with some used in ‘waste to energy’ plantsRead more . . .
Defenders of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, which declares the entire world to be a “battlefield” against terrorism and authorizes the U.S. military to detain indefinitely anyone suspected of being a terrorism supporter, have claimed that the White House will only use its new power carefully and with due process. Opponents note that the White House has never hesitated to use any new authority, no matter how outrageous, and that the trend of law enforcement and security agencies is to expand on powers granted, not to rein them in or limit them.Read more . . .
The Boston lockdown and the Bill of Right By Tom Carter 25 April 2013 With the implementation of a state of military siege against the population of Boston last week, the American ruling class has crossed a historical, legal and … Read more . . .
Police Brutality in the USA: Americans, Too Are Oppressed By Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, February 4,2011 Police in the US now rival criminals, and exceed terrorists, as the greatest threat to the American public. Rogelio Serrato is the latest … Read more . . .
Continuity of Government: Is the State of Emergency Superseding our Constitution? by Prof. Peter Dale Scott Global Research, November 24, 2010 Address to the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, November 23, 2010 In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of … Read more . . .
Police State USA: TSA Gestapo Empire By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research It doesn’t take a bureaucrat long to create an empire. John Pistole, the FBI agent who took over the Transportation Security Administration on July 1 told USA … Read more . . .
Full-body scanners popping up at courthouses CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP, November 25, 2010) — Taking a trip during the holidays isn’t the only time that people might get a full-body scan to pass through security. People heading to court to … Read more . . .
Rule by fear or rule by law? February 04, 2008|By Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg, San Francisco Gate (com)http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-02-04/opinion/17140386_1_martial-law-kbr-national-defense-authorization-act “The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly … Read more . . .
A Theory of Optimal Random Crackdowns October 2008 Abstract: This paper develops an incentives-based theory of policing that can explain the phenomenon of random “crackdowns,” which are intermittent periods of high interdiction/surveillance. We show that, when police minimize the crime rate, random crackdowns … Read more . . .
American Police State: The Frog Has CookedMiami cops to stage sieges, randomly check ID’s, ride buses and trains Paul Joseph Watson | November 29 2005 How do you boil a frog? You don’t throw the frog into a pot of … Read more . . .
Police to get mobile fingerprint scanners amid plans to hold random identity checks http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1080841/Police-mobile-fingerprint-scanners-amid-plans-hold-random-identity-checks.html#ixzz0nnrm64Nt By MATTHEW DRAKE Last updated at 7:06 PM on 27th October 2008 Police forces will be issued with mobile fingerprint scanners amid plans to carry out … Read more . . .
timesunion.com Border net catches few terror suspects What one Border Patrol agent calls "immigration Dumpster-diving" results in charges against ordinary illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Canada border as counter-terrorism becomes mixed with immigration issues By NADJA DROST, Hearst Newspapers … Read more . . .
"Granite Power" allows for emergency military operations in the US without civilian supervision or control. By William Arkin September 25, 2005 Washington Post Today, somewhere in the DC metropolitan area, the military is conducting a highly classified Granite Shadow "demonstration." … Read more . . .
Robert S. Mueller, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation The FBI Budget for Fiscal Year 2009 Statement Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies April 16, 2008 Good afternoon, Chairwoman Mikulski, Senator Shelby, … Read more . . .
New police contract: 13 percent raises, 9/11 holiday pay By Matthew K. Roy Staff writer http://www.salemnews.com/punews/local_story_291003216.html# PEABODY — The police union’s new contract provides 13 percent raises over four years, ensures officers will get to work road details and declares … Read more . . .
US: Socially Engineering The Public For Martial Law Lee Rogers roguegovernment.com Wed, 18 Jun 2008 06:36 EDT http://www.sott.net/articles/show/159876-US-Socially-Engineering-The-Public-For-Martial-Law The terrorists in the federal government are continuing their push to have a fully functioning martial law apparatus. The city of Denver … Read more . . .
Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps by Peter Dale Scott Global Research, February 6, 2006 Editor's Note: A little-known $385 million contract for Halliburton subsidiary KBR to build detention facilities for "an emergency influx of immigrants" … Read more . . .
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2005/01/02/MNGC7AK2UO1.DTL San Francisco Chronicle U.S. prepares long-term plan for jailing of terror suspectsMore permanent approach sought for indefinite detainment Dana Priest, Washington Post Sunday, January 2, 2005 Washington — Administration officials are preparing long-range plans for indefinitely imprisoning suspected terrorists … Read more . . .