In another sign of the weakening “influence” of the mainstream media, not one of the major scandals currently swirling around the Obama Administration were broken by what you could fairly call the establishment press.
Fact: Over the past few weeks, three major scandals have broken over the Obama Administration, and it is a very sad (and frightening) truth that our pathetic, American, lapdog mainstream media are not responsible for breaking even [...]
Well, if it is Thursday, there must be a new Obama scandal. But one thing is for damn sure, whatever that scandal is, you can bet the American mainstream media will be playing catch up and not carrying the glory of breaking a story about a major White House scandal.
Fact: Over the past few weeks, four major scandals have broken over the Obama administration, and it is a very sad [...]
Holder OK’d search warrant for Fox News reporter’s private emails, official says
Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech [...]
by Mike Adams
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Associated Press reporters are outraged over recent revelations that the Obama administration engaged in a “sweeping seizure” of the private phone records of AP reporters as part of a Justice Department investigation. No probable cause was given to anyone, and hundreds of AP reporters were simply deemed guilty by the government as their phone call records were confiscated without explanation.
Politico is now reporting:
The behind-the-scenes anger [...]
Does Barack Obama have any idea what is going on in the government that he is supposedly running? Scandals are erupting all around him, and he supposedly was not aware that any wrongdoing had taken place in any of those instances. It is almost as if every major government agency has gone rogue and Obama has no idea what the heck they are doing. According to Obama, he often [...]
Europe Has Become A Totalitarian State
The Cyprus Template
“What manner of men had lived in those days…who had so eagerly surrendered their sovereignty for a lie and a delusion?”
Cyprus is absolutely the template for Europe now. It is just that the template is far worse than what is narrowly imagined.
It is not the small nation of Cyprus nor is it that the specifics of the criminality that was transacted in [...]
The California state legislature passed a bill Thursday approving $24 million to expedite the confiscation of the estimated 40,000 handguns and assault weapons illegally owned by Californians.
SB 140, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), seeks to remedy the gun-confiscation backlog that has left thousands of illegal guns on the streets, including those owned by those with criminal convictions or serious mental illness.
“We are fortunate in California to have the first [...]
AMHERST, NY — It could be the first foul up involving the state’s new gun legislation. Who’s to blame? That’s still being hashed out.
The attorney for a Western New York gun owner who was told to surrender his pistol permit because of the SAFE Act says his client will get his guns back. The Erie County Clerk is now blaming New York State Police for making the mistake that could have cost [...]
Ohio has joined a growing number of states that have introduced or passed legislation opposed to federal gun control initiatives. Ohio Senate Bill 36 was introduced by Republican State Senator Kris Jordan. Fellow Republican Tim Schaffer was noted as an Ohio SB36 co-sponsor when the bill was introduced on Tuesday.
If Ohio Senate Bill 36 is passed, if would be a first degree felony for any law enforcement officer to attempt [...]
January 14th, 2013
President Obama, much like his predecessors, has implemented scores of policy changes by way of Executive Order, a legal technique that allows the Commander-In-Chief to delegate legislation that, just like a bill passed in Congress, has the full force and authority of law.
Presidents have used executive powers to delegate authority over all sorts of issues since Abraham Lincoln first used this Executive power to mobilize troops against rebels [...]
R. Cort Kirkwood
Nov 12, 2012
The Irish approved an amendment to their national constitution on Saturday that will bring it into compliance with mandates of the United Nations that govern the state’s seizure of children. The margin was 57 percent to 43 percent.
The Alliance of Parents against the State campaigned against passage of the referendum on the measure, which APS says will diminish the rights of parents and give the Irish government nearly unbridled [...]
Today, the entire world is succumbing to varying states of seizure as national populations continue to digest the fatal effects of the global financial crisis in 2008.
Here in the US, which is one of the last nations on the list scheduled for an outbreak of widespread trauma, a growing number of people have begun questioning seriously the reliability of financial markets, paper currencies, politicians, and governments.
The vast majority of US [...]
The latest executive order(EO) emanating from the White House October 9 now claims the power to freeze all bank accounts and stop any related financial transactions that a “sanctioned person” may own or try to perform — all in the name of “Iran Sanctions.”
Titled an “Executive Order from the President regarding Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions…” the order says that if an individual is declared by the president, the [...]
Fourth Amendment rights in action
June 25, 2012
In a remarkable exchange that shows exactly why it pays to know your rights, a law student in Portland, Maine backed down a police officer who had stopped him for no reason other than he was carrying a gun.
After clearly stating that he did not consent to any searches or seizures, the student asked the officer what crime he had been suspected of [...]
Be afraid: Some in U.S. see shades of 2008 in euro crisis
“They see a fractured Europe fiddling in the near term, attempting to seal one fissure as another larger one appears while they talk about a five-to-10-year timeframe for real solutions, such as a more fiscally integrated euro zone. They see investors who want solutions in the next few weeks and months or else nations like Spain and Italy could [...]
Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned, telling President Obama he’s doing so for health reasons, according to a statement obtained by CNN.
Read the resignation letter (PDF)
Bryson was under investigation for possible felony hit-and-run after allegedly causing two car accidents in California. A Commerce Department spokeswoman said that Bryson, 68, had suffered a seizure when the two accidents occurred Saturday.
Obama has accepted his resignation, according to a statement released by the White House.
Thursday brought a raft of data pointing toward a global economic slowdown, including:
Markit PMI for Europe falling to 45.9 from 46.7 in April while the May German IFO business confidence hit a six-month low and the U.K. reported a steeper-than-expected drop in third-quarter GDP.
Meanwhile, HSBC’s flash manufacturing PMI fell to 48.7 in May, the seventh-straight month below 50, the watermark for expansion or contraction.
On the home front, April durable [...]
Fits cause Abi Marshall’s breathing to stop putting her at risk of brain damage
A toddler can’t play the game peek-a-boo because of a rare condition that means an unexpected shock can cause a fatal fit.
Two-year-old Abi Marshall suffers from Reflex Anoxic Seizures, which means extreme emotions can make her heart and breathing stop temporarily.
The youngster was just ten-months-old when she had a first fit and has even suffered five in one [...]
“Monsanto’s Food and Drug Administration can’t close down small dairies and private food clubs fast enough, bursting on the scene with guns drawn as if the criminalized right to contract for natural foods we’ve consumed for millennia deserves SWAT attention.
Now, Obama has the Dept. of Justice going after small farmers under the post-911 “Bank Secrecy Act” which makes it a crime to deposit less than $10,000 when you earned more [...]
Argentina is to renationalise YPF, its biggest oil company, ousting the Spanish group Repsol as majority shareholder and prompting a furious row with Madrid.
In a move likely to have significant investor and diplomatic fallout, Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s president, sent a bill to Congress on Monday to put 51 per cent of YPF in state hands.
The seizure of YPF would be the biggest renationalisation in the natural resources industry since [...]
One of the unique things about the Constitution of the United States was that it guaranteed certain rights for its citizens. Those rights provided the foundation for an era of freedom and prosperity that was pretty much unprecedented in human history and dozens of other nations eventually copied many of the ideas contained in our Constitution and Bill of Rights because they worked so well. Of course our system never [...]
Fake organic products from Italy have been sold around Europe, Italian police said on Tuesday as they announced the results of an inquiry that has led to seven arrests and the seizure of 2,500 tons of food.
The police said 700,000 tons of illegal organic products valued at 220 million euros ($295 million) had been sold over several years across Italy and toAustria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
The people arrested included executives from three agro-business companies – Sunny Land, Sona and [...]
November 27, 2011
US authorities have initiated the largest round of domain name seizures yet as part of their continued crackdown on counterfeit and piracy-related websites. With just a few days to go until “Cyber Monday” more than 100 domain names have been taken over by the feds to protect the commercial interests of US companies. The seizures are disputable, as the SOPA bill which aims to specifically legitimize such [...]
A few months ago in this space, I asked the question: “Is your property safe from seizure?”
I went on to explain the wanton abuse of the civil forfeiture laws by local, state, and federal police agencies.
In 2010, forfeiture programs confiscated condominium units, homes, cars, boats, and cash in more than 15,000 cases, worth a combined $2.5 billion – an amount that has doubled in five years, according to the [...]
October 12, 2011
Much has been offered in the way of opinion on the matter of a potential gold confiscation, but too little of it is well-researched, well-informed and grounded in a true understanding of the laws and regulations involved. Below Mr. Ganz applies his considerable expertise and unique perpsective to the mysteries surrounding gold confiscation, unravels past legal precedent, and offers some practical [...]