Wednesday, June 29, 2011


You know they know they're in the wrong when they deny the obvious...

Anyone working for the TSA seen in public needs to be followed and flash mobbed.  They must be shunned and scorned.

I could see someone getting angry enough to do something even more drastic.

My comments in the parenthesis:

TSA denies making 95-year-old woman remove diaper at Fla. airport inspection

Casey Glynn
(CBS) - The Transportation Security Administration has denied that its agents required a 95-year-old cancer-stricken woman to remove her adult diaper while going through security.

(Anyone got a laugh track?)

The TSA released a statement Sunday night that read, "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally, according to proper procedure and did not require this passenger to remove an adult diaper."

(Then WHY?!)

The incident took place June 18 at Northwest Florida Regional Airport near Pensacola, while Jean Weber of Destin, Fla. escorted her mother, who suffers from leukemia, to Michigan to live with family members before moving into an assisted living facility, CNN reports.
Weber, told CNN Monday that although the TSA agents acted professionally and never ordered the removal of her mother's diaper, the agents made it clear that her mother would not be allowed to board the plane unless they were able to inspect the diaper.

(Amazing how they can talk out of both sides of their fucking mouths...)

According to Weber, it was her idea to remove the diaper so it could be inspected and they could make their flight.


Weber says her mother was taken into a private room for further inspection after TSA officers found something "suspicious" on her leg. She says a TSA agent told her that her mother's Depend undergarment was "wet and it was firm, and they couldn't check it thoroughly." Because they did not have any clean diapers in their carry-on luggage, Weber says she removed her mother's diaper so they could make their flight.

(Yeah those Al CIAda are recruiting century-old women...)

TSA security procedures have been criticized before and most recently a video of a 6-year-old girl being given a full body pat down inspired outrage online and across the country.

(Yeah, they like that.  They trade kiddie porn from their scanners and security cameras as they get their feel up on.  Guess some go for the sabertooths.)

Pat downs were introduced at airport security checkpoints after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an airliner over Detroit in 2009.(After the alleged bomber was escorted on board by the FBI...)


US Nuke Plant In Trouble Calhoun & Kansas State University Nuke Lies
Flood Waters Into Radioactive Waste Bldg At Calhoun - Vid
Salem Reactor 2 In 'Hot Shutdown' After Cooling Pump Fails
New Video Inside Ft. Calhoun - Plant Still Called 'Safe' - Vid
Calhoun Vital Equip Still OK As Workers Must Use Catwalks
NRC Keeps Extending Lives Of Aging US Nuke Plants
Floods Could Trigger Fukushima Disaster At Calhoun - Vid


This in principle is what it will take-holding those in power responsible for their actions.  It's because we haven't that we're in a police state.

Arresting people for feeding the homeless... it's not a recall initiative or bullets but costing them bucks will still hurt.

Hacker group Anonymous declares war on Orlando, Florida

People wearing masks often used by a hacker group that called Anonymous Members of the hacker group have warned of continued attacks against Orlando-related websites

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The hacker group Anonymous has taken down a US tourism website in Orlando, Florida as a protest against the arrests of people handing out food to the city's homeless.

Anonymous said the attack on was retaliation for the arrest of members of the group Food not Bombs.

The website, which is not owned by the city, went offline for part of Tuesday.
Anonymous rose to prominence by hacking the sites of major corporations.

Anonymous is often seen as a political collective and has pledged to take action against those its members view as acting improperly.

They have been linked to several high-profile web attacks, including several on Sony websites as well as the Church of Scientology.

'Balance of needs'
Anonymous has warned that more attacks could follow as part of what it has dubbed "Operation Orlando".
In a news release, the hacker group promised to carry out a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on a separate Orlando-related website every day until the arrests come to an end, choosing as its first target.

The collective also said it will email millions of people across the world asking them to boycott the destination.
"This is a declaration of war," said Anonymous, describing Operation Orlando.
"Anonymous will now begin a massive campaign against you and your city web assets," it added in a message directed at Orlando officials.

END SNIP it's just a bunch of weasel wording from the Orlando cocksuckers.

Really, Food Not Bombs needs a overwatch of riflemen... just saying.


Getting Used To Life Without Food
Wall Street, BP, Bio-Ethanol And The Death Of Millions

© copyright by F. William Engdahl
Author of Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation *
My late grandfather, a man of sturdy Norwegian-American farm stock, who later became a newspaper editor and political activist during the First World War, used to say, 'A man can get used to pretty much anything with time, except dying...and even that with some practice.' Well, as fate has it, it seems we, the vast majority of the human race, are about to test that adage in regard to the availability of our daily bread itself.
Food is one of those funny things it's hard to live without. We all tend to take it for granted that our local supermarket will continue to offer whatever we wish, in abundance, at affordable prices or nearly so. Yet living without adequate food is the growing prospect facing hundreds of millions, if not billions, of us over the coming years.
In a sense it's a genuine paradox. Our planet has everything we need to produce nutritious natural food to feed the entire world population many times over. This is the case, despite the ravages of industrialized agriculture over the past half century or more.
Then, how can it be that our world faces, according to some predictions, the prospect of a decade or more of famine on a global scale? The answer lies in the forces and interest groups that have decided to artificially create a scarcity of nutritious food. The problem has several important dimensions.
Eliminating emergency reserves
The ability to manipulate the price of essential foods worldwide at will -- almost irrespective of today's physical supply and demand for grains -- is quite recent. It is also scarcely understood.
Up until the grain crisis of the mid-1970s there was no single "world price" for grain, the benchmark for the price of all foods and food products.
From the time of the earliest traces left by Sumerian civilization some two thousand years before Christ, in the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in today's Iraq, almost every culture had the practice of storing a reserve stock of a grain harvest ­ right up to the most recent times. Wars, droughts and famines were the reason. When properly stored, grain can be safely stored over a period of about seven years, enabling reserve stocks in case of an emergency.
After the Second World War, Washington created a General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) to serve as a wedge to push free trade among major industrial nations, especially the European Community. During initial negotiations, agriculture was deliberately kept off the table at the insistence of the Europeans, especially the French, who regarded political defense of Europe's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and European agriculture protections as non-negotiable.
Beginning in the 1980s with the political crusades of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the extremist free market views of Chicago's Milton Friedman became increasingly accepted by leading European power circles. Step-by-step the resistance to the Washington agriculture free trade agenda dissolved.
After more than seven years of intense horse-trading, lobbying and pressure, the European Union finally agreed in 1993 to the GATT Uruguay Round, requiring a major reduction of national agriculture protection. Central to the Uruguay Round deal was agreement on one major change: national grain reserves as a government responsibility were to be ended.
Under the new 1993 GATT agreement, formalized with the creation of a World Trade Organization to police the agreements with enforceable sanctions against violators, 'free trade' in agriculture products was for the first time an agreed priority of the world's major trading nations, a fateful decision to put it mildly.
Henceforth, grain reserves were to be managed by the 'free market,' by private companies, greatest among them the US Grain Cartel giants, the behemoths of American agribusiness. The grain companies argued that they would be able to fill any emergency gaps more efficiently and save governments the cost. That ill-advised decision would open the floodgates to unprecedented grain market shenanigans and manipulations.
ADM (Archer Daniels Midland), Continental Grain, Bunge and the primus inter pares, Cargill-the largest privately-held grain and agribusiness trading company in the world-emerged the great winners of the WTO process.
The outcome of the GATT agriculture talks was very much to the liking of the people at Cargill. That was no surprise to insiders. Former Cargill executive Dan Amstutz played the key role in drafting the agriculture trade section of the GATT Uruguay Round. In 1985 D. Gale Johnson of the University of Chicago, a colleague of Milton Friedman, co-authored a seminal report for David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission that was the blueprint for what they called "market-oriented" agricultural reform. It provided the framework for the US position in the coming GATT Uruguay Round negotiations. The Rockefeller group and its think tanks were the architects of 'agricultural reform,' as with so much in our post-1945 world.
The process of eliminating government grain reserves in major producing countries took time, but with the passage of the 1996 Farm Bill, the US had virtually eliminated its grain reserves. The EU followed soon after. Today, among major agriculture producing countries, only China and India still hold to a strategic security policy of nationally held grain reserves.
Wall Street smells blood
The elimination of national grain reserves in the USA and EU and other major OECD industrial countries set the stage for the next step in the process-elimination of agricultural commodity derivatives regulation, allowing unbridled unchecked speculative manipulations.
Under the Clinton Treasury (1999 ­ 2000) the elimination of grain reserves was formalized by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)-the government body charged with supervising derivatives trade in exchanges such as the Chicago Board of Trade or NYMEX- and in legislation drafted by Tim Geithner and Larry Summers at Treasury. As will be shown below, it was no accident that Wall Street pushed Geithner, former President of the NY Federal Reserve, to become Obama's Treasury Secretary in 2008, amid the worst financial debacle in history. Something to do with having foxes guard henhouses.
When Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State in 1972-1973, acting in league with the Department of Agriculture and major US grain trading companies, he orchestrated an unprecedented 200% jump in the price of grain. The price hike was triggered at that time by the US signing a three-year contract with the Soviet Union that had just gone through a disastrous harvest failure.
The US-Soviet deal hit amid global drought and severely reduced harvests worldwide, hardly a prudent time to sell the entire US grain cupboard to an ostensible Cold War opponent. The sale took place amid a major world grain harvest shortfall leading to the explosive price rise. Critical voices in US press at the time appropriately dubbed it the Great Grain Robbery. Kissinger had even arranged for much of the cost of shipping US grain to the Soviets to be paid by US taxpayers. Cargill and company laughed all the way to the bank.
Around the same time, the big American grain companies-Cargill, Continental Grain, ADM, Bunge-began what would be a twenty-year process of transforming world grain markets into venues for controlling essential human and animal nutrition by manipulating grain prices regardless of supply.
The twenty-year process of the US' gaining control of world grain markets and prices took a giant leap forward in the 1980s with the advent of financial commodity index trading and other derivatives.
The Summers-Geithner-Wall Street new versoin of the earlier grain robbery especially after 2006 would eventually pale anything Kissinger and friends had engineered in the 1970s.
In 1999, at the urging of major Wall Street banks such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Chase Manhattan and Citibank, the Clinton Administration drafted a statute that would fundamentally alter grain-trading history. It was called the Commodity Futures Modernization Act and was made law in 2000.
The two key architects of Clinton's new law were a former Goldman Sachs consultant and Clinton's Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and his Assistant at Treasury Tim Geithner, friend of Wall Street and today Obama's Treasury Secretary. Secretary Summers was also a key player in preventing efforts to regulate financial derivatives in commodities and financial products.
The Summers-Geithner recommendations were contained in a November 1999 Report to Congress from the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, the infamous "Plunge Protection Team."
At the time, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed also to deregulate trading in derivatives between major banks or financial institutions, including derivatives of grain and other agricultural commodities.
The historic and unprecedented deregulation opened a massive hole in Government supervision of derivatives trading, a gaping hole that ultimately facilitated the derivatives games leading to the 2007 financial collapse. It also formed the deregulation free-for-all that is behind much of the recent explosion in grain prices.
Some years earlier in 1991 Goldman Sachs had rolled out its own commodity "index," which was to go on to become the global benchmark for derivatives trading of all commodities, including food and oil. The Goldman Sachs Commodity Index or GSCI was a new derivative that tracked the prices of some 24 commodities -- from corn to hogs to coffee to wheat to precious metals and energy. From the point of view of Wall Street, the idea was brilliant. It let speculators gamble on the future price of an entire range of raw materials in one step, a kind of Wall Street version of a "one-step" gambling mall
With the CFTC deregulation of commodity trading in 1999 Goldman Sachs was positioned to reap sweet financial rewards with its GSCI. Now bankers and hedge funds and other high-profile speculators were able to take huge positions or bets on the future grain price with no need to take delivery of actual wheat or corn at the end.
The price of grain was now run by the new casino masters of grain supplies -- from Wall Street to London and beyond -- who traded grain futures and options in Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City. No longer was future price a form of hedging limited to knowledgeable active participants in the grain industry, whether farmers or millers or large grain end-users ­ the individual traders who had relied on futures contracts for more than a century to insulate themselves from risks of harvest failure or disasters.
Grain had become a new speculative field for anyone willing to risk investors' capital, high stakes gamblers such as Goldman Sachs or Deutsche Bank or high-risk offshore hedge funds. Grain, like oil before it, had now been almost entirely decoupled from everyday supply and demand in the short term. The price could be manipulated for brief periods through rumor rather than fact.
Unlike directly involved parties like millers or farmers or large restaurant chains, speculators neither produced nor took delivery of the corn or wheat they gambled with. They could hardly take delivery of 10 tons of hard red winter wheat and store it. Their game was a complex new form of arbitrage where the only rule was to buy low and sell high. Derivative instruments and US Government laissez faire regulatory negligence allowed the players' potential profits from the game to be leveraged often many-fold.
But there was another perverse twist: Goldman Sachs' GSCI was structured so that investors could only buy the contract. It was, as the industry calls it, "long only." No one could bet on a fall in grain prices with it. You only stood to profit from an ever-rising grain price and that happened as ever more innocent investors were suckered into high-risk commodity speculation creating a kind-of self-fulfilling prophesy.
That long-only feature was done to encourage bank clients to leave their money with the bank or fund for the long term and let the bankers play with other people's money, with huge potential windfall profits to the bankers -- while any losses fell to the clients.
The fatal flaw was that the GSCI structure did not allow "short selling" that would force prices down in times of grain surplus. Investors were lured into a system that required them to buy and keep buying once grain prices rose for whatever reason. Soon other banks, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Pimco, JP Morgan Chase, AIG, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers, floated their own commodity index funds. For the first time, high-risk commodity investing -- including into grain and other agriculture products -- became a financial product for the "little man" who knew little if anything about what he was getting into, just that his banker or fund adviser was urging him to invest in it. The banks as usual played with "other people's money" ­ at the expense of 'other people.'
In a detailed analysis of the grain price bubble of 2007-2008, Olivier de Schutter, a UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, recently concluded that "a significant portion of the increases in price and volatility of essential food commodities can only be explained by the emergence of a speculative bubble." The timing of that bubble was notable as it conveniently offset huge losses of those same mega-banks that were under water with their excesses in securitized home mortgages and other Wall Street casino madness. Schutter added,
In particular, there is a reason to believe that a significant role was played by the entry into markets for derivatives based on food commodities of large, powerful institutional investors such as hedge funds, pension funds and investment banks, all of which are generally unconcerned with agricultural market fundamentals. Such entry was made possible because of deregulation in important commodity derivatives markets beginning in 2000.
Following the collapse of the stock bubble in 2000, as Wall Street and other major financial players began seeking alternatives, commodities and high-risk derivatives based on baskets of commodities became a major speculative investment theme for the first time.
Since 2000 the totality of dollars invested in various commodity index funds --Goldman Sachs' GSCI being the largest -- has risen from some $13 billion in 2003 to a staggering $317 billion during the oil and grain speculation bubble in 2008. This was documented in a study by Lehman Brothers shortly before Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson made them a sacrificial lamb in order to bail out his Wall Street cronies.
Since 2008 with some fluctuation, investor funds have continued to pour into various commodity funds, keeping food prices high and rising. From 2005 to 2008, the worldwide price of food rose 80 percent -- and has kept rising. In the period from May 2010 through May 2011 the price of wheat rose again some 85%. "It's unprecedented how much investment capital we've seen in commodity markets," said Kendell Keith, president of the National Grain and Feed Association, in a recent interview.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN estimates that since 2004, world food prices on average have soared by an unprecedented 240%. The offering of food commodities as a speculative alternative by the large banks and hedge funds exploded in 2007 when the US sub-prime financial tsunami first hit. Since then, speculation in food commodities has only gathered more momentum as other investments in stocks and bonds became highly dangerous. One result has been a predictably rapid rise in starvation, hunger and malnutrition in poorer populations around the world.
The FAO calculates that food-deficit countries will be forced to spend fully 30% more on importing food -- with a world value of a staggering $1.3 trillion. Three decades ago, that international market was tiny; today it is overwhelmingly dominated by a small handful of US agribusiness giants. Agribusiness, like military exports, is a core US strategic sector, long supported to extraordinary lengths by Washington. It is part of a larger and rather private agenda shaped decades ago under the aegis of the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations and their eugenics advocates.
Importing food is today the rule rather than the exception as cheap, globalized agribusiness products, often under IMF pressure, are being forced onto populations across the developing world, including formerly self-sufficient food-producing societies now rendered dependant on imported food. This is done in the name of 'free trade' or what is often called 'market-oriented agriculture.' Left unsaid is that the so-called 'market' is colossally inefficient and unhealthy, literally and financially. Imported food dependency is artificially created by huge multinational conglomerates such as Tyson Foods, Smithfield, Cargill or Nestle, corporate giants whose last concern seems to be the health and well-being of those of us who must consume their industrial food products.
The cheap agribusiness imports often undercut the prices of locally grown crops, driving millions from their land into overcrowded cities in desperate search of jobs.
Today the price of wheat derivatives, or 'paper wheat,' controls the price of real wheat as speculators like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Barclays or numerous offshore hedge funds -- with little interest in grains other than as a profit source -- now outnumber bona-fide agriculture industry hedgers four-to-one.
That is a complete reversal of the situation that dominated grain prices for the past hundred years or more. For some 75 years, the CFTC had imposed limits on how much of certain agricultural commodities -- including wheat, cotton, soybeans, soybean meal, corn, and oats -- can be traded by non-commercial players who are not part of the food industry. So-called 'commercial hedgers,' like farmers or food processors, previously could trade unlimited amounts in order to manage their risk. Not so with pure speculators.
Those limits were designed to prevent manipulation and distortion in what are relatively small markets. With the passage of the Summers-Geithner Commodity Modernization Act of 2000 and the infamous 'Enron Loophole' -- allowing exemption from government regulation -- the fast and loose trading in energy derivatives was rapidly expanded to include food commodities. The dam broke in 2006 when Deutsche Bank asked for and was granted CFTC permission to be exempt from all trading limits. The regulatory authorities assured them that there would be no penalties for exceeding the limits. Others followed, lemming like.
For some two billion people in the world who spend more than half of their income on food, the effects have been horrifying. During the speculation-driven grain price explosion in 2008, more than a quarter billion people became what the UN terms "food insecure," or a total of one billion human beings, a new record.
That need never have occurred had it not been for the diabolical consequences of the US Government deregulating grain speculation, with support from the US Congress over the past decade or more. By early 2008, upwards of 35% of all US arable land was being planted with corn to be burned as biofuel under the new Bush Administration incentives. In 2011 the total is more than 40%. Thus, the stage was set for the slightest minor market shock to detonate a massive speculative bubble in grain markets, as was then being done by the use of the same GSCI index games as are played with oil.
Agribusiness as a long-term strategy
The record rise in grain and food prices in recent years is not a mere Wall Street profit gimmick, although obscene profits are being made. Rather, it is apparently an integral part of a long-term strategy whose roots go back to the years just after World War Two when Nelson Rockefeller and his brothers tried to organize the global food chain along the same monopoly model they had used for world oil. Food would henceforth become just another commodity like oil or tin or silver whose scarcity and price could ultimately be controlled by a small group of powerful trading insiders.
At the same time the Rockefeller brothers were expanding their global business reach from oil to agriculture in the developing world through their technology-driven Green Revolution scheme after the war, they were also financing a little-noticed project at Harvard University. The project would form the infrastructure for their plan to globalize world food production under the central control of a handful of private corporations.
Its creators gave it the name 'agribusiness,' in order to differentiate it from traditional farmer-based agriculture -- the cultivation of crops for human sustenance and nutrition. The push to place world national governments' emergency grain reserves into private hands was merely a logical expansion of the original Rockefeller agribusiness strategy, as was their highly mis-represented "Green Revolution" which at day's end merely promoted a huge sale of US agriculture products from John Deere tractors (using large volumes of Standard Oil Rockefeller products) to US chemical fertilizers made by other companies in the Rockefeller orbit-forcing a trend to large scale farming and forcing millions off the land into cities where they former a cheap labor pool for large multinationals. The highly-touted harvest yields turned out to be actual losses after several harvests.
Agribusiness and the Green Revolution went hand-in-glove. They were part of a grandiose strategy which included Rockefeller Foundation financing of research for development of genetic alteration of plants a few years later.
John H. Davis had been Assistant Agriculture Secretary under President Dwight Eisenhower in the early 1950s. He left Washington in 1955 and went to the Harvard Graduate School of Business, an unusual place for an agriculture expert in those days. Davis had a clear strategy. In 1956 he wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review in which he declared, "the only way to solve the so-called farm problem once and for all, and avoid cumbersome government programs, is to progress from agriculture to agribusiness." He knew precisely what he had in mind, though few observers had a clue back then.
Davis, together with another Harvard Business School professor, Ray Goldberg, formed a Harvard team with Russian-born economist Wassily Leontief, who was then mapping the entire US economy, in a project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. During the war, the US Government had hired Leontief to develop a method of dynamic analysis of the total economy that he referred to as 'input-output' analysis. Leontief worked for the US Labor Department as well as for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the predecessor to the CIA.
In 1948 Leontief got a major four-year $100,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to set up the Harvard 'Economic Research Project on the Structure of the American Economy.' A year later the US Air Force joined the Harvard project, a curious engagement for one of the prime US military branches. The transistor and electronic computers had just been developed along with methods of linear programming that would allow the processing of vast amounts of statistical data on the economy. Soon the Ford Foundation joined in to fund the Harvard project.
The Harvard project and its agribusiness component were part of a major attempt to revolutionize US and later, global food production. It was to take four decades before it dominated the food industry. Professor Goldberg later referred to the agribusiness revolution and the development of genetically-modified agribusiness as 'changing our global economy and society more dramatically than any other single event in the history of mankind.' He just might have been right as we are now likely about to witness over the coming decade.
As Ray Goldberg boasted years later, the core idea driving their agribusiness project was the re-introduction of 'vertical integration' into US food production. By the 1970s most Americans had forgotten that bitter battles had been fought before World War I and during the 1920's to pass laws in Congress to prohibit vertical integration by giant conglomerates, and to break up trusts such as Standard Oil, in order to prevent them from monopolizing whole sectors of vital industries.
It wasn't until the David Rockefeller-backed Presidency of Jimmy Carter in the late 1970's that US multinational business was able to begin the rollback of decades of carefully constructed US Government regulations of health, food safety and consumer protection laws, and open the doors to a new wave of vertical integration of agriculture. The vertical integration process was sold to unaware citizens under the banner of 'economic efficiency' and 'economy of scale.'
A return to vertical integration and the accompanying agribusiness were introduced amid a publicity campaign in mainstream media and from industry claiming that government had encroached far too much into the daily lives of its citizens and had to be cut back to give ordinary Americans 'freedom.' The war cry of the campaigners was 'deregulation.' Of course, de-regulation by government merely opened the door to private control ­ another form of regulation -- by the largest and most powerful corporate groups in any given industry. That was certainly the case for agriculture -- the big four grain cartel companies dominated world grain markets from the 1970s to today. They worked hand-in-glove with big Wall Street derivative players such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup.
By the latter part of 2007, trading in food derivatives was fully deregulated by Washington, and US government grain reserves gone. The way was clear for dramatic food price rises.
The speculative machine that had been put into place by Wall Street and its banker friends was creating the potential for significant, long-term food inflation. But the inflation needed a major 'venting' to get the ball really rolling. That was to come from George W. Bush.
The Killer Punch-BP, Bioethanol and Genocide
In 2007, just as the US real estate crisis was causing the first tsunami shock waves through Wall Street, the Bush Administration made a major public relations push to convince the world that the US had turned into a "better steward of the environment." Too many fell for the hype.
The center of the Bush program, announced in his January 2007 State of the Union Address, was something called '20 in 10'-cutting US gasoline use 20% by 2010. The official reason given to the public was to "reduce dependency on imported oil," as well as cutting unwanted "greenhouse gas" emissions. That wasn't the case, of course, but it made good PR. Repeat it often enough and maybe most people will believe it. Maybe they won't realize that their taxpayer subsidies are being used to grow ethanol corn instead of feed corn and are also driving the price of their daily bread through the roof.
The heart of the Bush plan was a huge taxpayer-subsidized expansion of the use of bio-ethanol for transport fuel. President Bush's first plan required production of 35 billion gallons (about 133 billion liters) of ethanol a year by 2017. Congress had already mandated, via the Energy Policy Act of 2005, that corn ethanol for fuel must rise from 4 billion gallons in 2006 to 7.5 billion gallons in 2012.
To make certain it would happen, farmers and big agribusiness giants like ADM were given generous taxpayer subsidies to grow corn for fuel instead of for food. David Rockefeller's corporate farms were one of the largest recipients of US Government agriculture subsidies. Currently ethanol producers in the US get a subsidy of 51 cents per gallon of ethanol. The subsidy is paid to the blender, usually an oil company, that blends it with gasoline for sale. In the 2011 harvest year, an estimated 40% of all corn acreage in the United States is expected to be grown for biofuel.
As a result of these generous US Government subsidies to produce bio-ethanol fuels, and the new legislative mandate, the US refinery industry has been investing big time in building special new ethanol distilleries, similar to oil refineries, except they produce ethanol fuel. The number currently under construction exceeds the total number of oil refineries built in the US over the past 25 years. When finished in the next 2-3 years, the demand for corn and other grain to make ethanol for car fuel will double from present levels.
Not wanting to be left behind, the EU bureaucrats in Brussels -- no doubt generously encouraged by the likes of BP, Cargill, ADM and the major biofuel lobby -- came up with its own scheme for "10 in 20" or a mandate that 10% of all road fuel in the EU by 2020 be from biofuel. Shockingly, they did so despite the existence of a report by the same EU Commission on the damaging impact of such a massive turn to subsidized biofuels. The London Times reported,
A study by the Commission on the land use implications of sourcing only 5.6 per cent of Europe's transport fuel from biofuels concluded that any significant rise beyond 5.6 per cent would 'rapidly' increase carbon emissions and 'erode the environmental sustainability of biofuels'... Like most political diktats, the figure of 10 per cent was plucked out of the air and no one at the Commission had a clue, when the policy was adopted, how the fuel industry was to meet the one in ten mandate without a huge rise in biofuel planting in the tropics.
In short, the use of farmland worldwide for bio-ethanol and other biofuels-burning the food product rather than using it for human or animal feed-is being treated in Washington, the EU, Brazil and other major centers as a major new growth industry. The impact on human beings, however, is quite the opposite.
The United States today is far and away the world's largest producer of ethanol biofuel for transportation fuel. In 2010 the US produced 13 billion gallons (US) or 50 billion liters of ethanol biofuel, amounting to near 60% of the world's total. The EU added some 6% to the global total as number three behind Brazil in a macabre contest to see which country can destroy the most food by burning toxic biofuels.
The most alarming aspect of the entire biofuel scam is the fact that three full years after the grain price explosion of 2008 was demonstrated to be directly tied to the biofuels removal of millions of acres of US farmland -- from corn for feed to corn for fuel -- no action has been taken either in the US Congress or in the EU or anywhere else to reverse that insane policy. The stunning inaction seems testimony to the political power of the biofuels lobby. Who are they? Not surprisingly, they are the same agri and oil giants behind US and EU food and energy policy. Major players include BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ADM, Cargill and the like. It is a powerful lobby and sees a goose that can literally lay multiple golden eggs in the form of mandated biofuels requirements of the EU and USA and elsewhere.
This January the Institute for European Environment Policy (IEEP), an independent body, issued a report on the role of bioenergy in EU governments' "renewable energy action plans." Recent proclamations by the German government that renewables will replace nuclear electric generation by 2020, and similar pledges by other EU governments, all rely on a fantastic delusion that the electriic power being generated by large nuclear plants can come from biodiesel. The January IEEP study notes that:
More than half of the renewable energy which EU Member States expect to consume annually by 2020 will consist of bioenergy, e.g. biomass, bioliquids and biofuels. This is revealed in a first evaluation of the proposed scale of deployment of bioenergy by the EU Member States in the period to 2020 as forecast in their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs)...A significant increase in absolute consumption of bioenergy is anticipated. In the 23 plans examined, bioenergy will thus remain the main contributor to the renewable energy sector. Overall, the bioenergy contribution to final energy consumption is expected to more than double, from 5.4% in 2005 to almost 12% (124Mtoe) in 2020. Bioenergy will have a quasi-dominant role in the renewable portion of the EU heating and cooling sector, and is foreseen to contribute more than 80% to the sectoral target. In the electricity sector the bioenergy share will be relatively low but in the transport sector it is expected to reach nearly 90% of total renewable energy by the year 2020.
The IEEP conducted an analysis of required land acreage needed for the cultivation of such a huge increase of biofuels by 2020. They estimated, after all factors are properly calculated, that an additional "4.1 to 6.9 million hectares" in the European Union will be needed for biofuel, acreage more than three times the entire state of Kansas.
Further, belying the EU myth that biofuels give a reduction of CO2 (even were CO2 a problem -- which is highly contested among serious scientists), the IEEP calculates that the enormous rise in biofuel use will lead to more CO2 emissions from vehicles, equivalent to adding as many as 26 million additional vehicles on European roads.
Biofuels are highly undesirable for countless reasons, as many serious environmental organizations have begun to realize. The corn ethanol industry has grown, largely due to powerful corn and oil lobbies. High demand will likely increase corn ethanol and gas prices as corn ethanol is mixed with gasoline.
Ethanol energy gets poor fuel-economy with standard engines. And most importantly, it simply is not possible to produce the amount of corn required to make the fuel a viable alternative to oil or a serious supplier of energy.
New Global Dustbowls?
What biofuels and their pushers-from BP to agribusiness, combined with the mad decisions of governments from Washington to Berlin to Paris and beyond ­ have accomplished is the elimination of grain security reserves worldwide. This has been vigorously mixed with a cocktail of deregulated free commodity derivatives trading to create the ingredients for the worst potential food crisis in human history.
The testing of that hypothesis may unfortunately already be underway at the hands of forces far beyond the ability of man to control. At the recent annual meeting of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society, scientists from the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) presented results of studies of recent solar flare activity, by far the greatest factor influencing climate change on Earth. Flares occur in periodic cycles such as 11-year, 22-year and longer ones. The solar studies indicate that the Earth is now at the beginning of what might be a decade or longer period of greatly reduced solar activity.
Reduced solar sunspot activity means a less active sun. As Dutch physicist Gijs B. Graafland puts it, "It will affect severely the evaporation of ocean water and by that the amount of rain. This results in lower water for agriculture and therefore in less growth and more severe blowing away of dry fertile top soil layers which gives a decade of high food prices."
Translated to us, that could mean climate catastrophes, harvest failures, droughts and dust storms -- such as those that swept the US Midwest during the Great Depression of the 1930s -- in fertile regions across the planet, not just once but over a span of years. If the solar physicists as well as earlier Russian astrophysicist, Habibullo Abdussamatov, the head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia who predicted similar onset of a new "Little Ice Age" beginning 2014, are right, we may soon face a food crisis on a scale our planet never in history has faced.
* F. William Engdahl is author of Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century; A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order and Full Spectrum Dominance : Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order. He may be contacted via his website, HYPERLINK "" Reproduction of all or significant parts of this article, as well as foreign translations, require the author's prior permission.
F. William Engdahl, Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, HYPERLINK "", Montreal, 2007, pp. 216-219.
Sophia Murphy, Strategic Grain Reserves In an Era of Volatility, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, October 2009.
Anon., Another Soviet Grain Sting, Time, November 28, 1977, HYPERLINK ",9171,919164,00.html#ixzz1NMsb5yQY"
PBS, The Warning, Public Broadcasting System, October 20, 2009, accessed in HYPERLINK ""
Lawrence Summers et al, Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets and the Commodity Exchange Act: Report of The President's Working Group on Financial Markets, Washington, D.C., November 1999.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, CFTC Releases Plan for Market Deregulation, March 1, 2000, accessed in HYPERLINK ""
Frederick Kaufman, How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis, Foreign Policy, April 27, 2011, accessed in HYPERLINK ""
Amine Bouchentouf, et al, Investing in Commodities via the Futures Markets, accessed in HYPERLINK ""
Olivier de Scheutter, Food Commodities Speculation and Food Price Crises, Briefing Note 02, September 2010, accessed in HYPERLINK ""
Frederick Kaufman, The Food Bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got away with it, July 2010, Harper's Magazine, pp. 32, 24.
Frederick Kaufman, How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis, Foreign Policy, April 27, 2011, accessed in HYPERLINK ""
Neena Rai, et al, High Food Prices Pose Threat to Poor Nations, The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2011.
Global Labour Institute, Food Crisis-Financializing Food: Deregulation, Commodity Markets and the Rising Cost of Food, Geneva, June 7, 2008, accessed in HYPERLINK ""
See F. William Engdahl, Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, 2007, Montreal, HYPERLINK "", pp.123-151 for a more detailed analysis of the fraud of the Green Revolution and its so-called "wonder wheat" from Norman Borlaug, himself a product of the Rockefeller research organization.
Current Biography, 1967, Wassily Leontief; and Ray Goldberg.
Ray Goldberg, The Evolution of Agribusiness, Harvard Business School Executive Education Faculty Interviews: HYPERLINK "" W. Leontief,  Studies in the Structure of the American Economy, 1953. International Science Press Inc., White Plains, New York. In its 1956 Annual Report, the Ford Foundation noted the following grant: 'Harvard Economic Research Project:' In addition to these over-all programs, a grant of $240,000 was made to support the activities of the Harvard Economic Research Project over a six-year period. This center, under the direction of Professor Wassily Leontief, was engaged in a series of quantitative studies of the structure of the American economy, focusing mainly on inter-industry relationships and the interconnections between industry and other sectors of the economy. Equal support was contributed by the Rockefeller Foundation. See also Ray Goldberg, The Genetic Revolution: Transforming our Industry, Its Institutions, and Its Functions, an address to The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA). Chicago, June 26, 2000. Goldberg founded and headed the IAMA as well as holding seats on the boards of agribusiness giants Archer Daniels Midland, Smithfield Foods and DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred. He practiced what he preached.
F. William Engdahl, op. cit.
Carl Mortished, We're on a green road to hell, The London Times, April 10, 2010.
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IEEP Press Release, New Report Concludes that Indirect Impacts of EU Biofuel Policy will Create Major Environmental Pressure, November 8, 2010.
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Jerome R. Corsi, New Ice Age to begin in 2014--Russian scientist to alarmists: 'Sun heats Earth!', May 17, 2010, WorldNetDaily.
Solar Science Staff Writers,  Major Drop In Solar Activity Predicted, June 15, 2011, Boulder Colorado, accessed in HYPERLINK ""

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The enemy... enemy to all mankind... infiltrated the Greek government and shipped their industry and jobs overseas via free trade.   At the same time they sold the Greek People all the benefits of the welfare state, hoping that being in the European Union they can live off the productivity of others... the Germans.

Now reality's caught up with them.  The banksters are trying to impose austerity measures in exchange for loans to finance Greece's debts that will finish that ancient land off as a viable nation-state.  Greece will be imposed into permanent debt slavery.

The Greek military is joining the Greek People in saying NO!  They join Iceland in repudiating the banksters debt slavery and it is up to all Free Peoples of Earth to support them.

A Greek Default will end the European Union.  Good, those Brussels Socialists can get real jobs!

Greek Army Threatens Military Coup Sparking Fears of Military Uprisings And Civil Wars Breaking Out Across All Of Europe

Date Posted: Monday 27-Jun-2011
Greek Army Threatens Military Coup Sparking Fears of Military Uprisings And Civil Wars Breaking Out Across All Of Europe

26 June 2011 04:00

Greek Army Threatens Military Coup Saying “We Will Not Be Sold To Foreign Powers” Ahead Of IMF Bailout Loan Vote Sparking Fears Of Military Uprisings And Civil Wars Spreading Across Europe. Military Officers And Police Forces Are Now Joining The Protests.
I recently wrote that the Greek Revolution has succeeded and the Government agreed to step down and create a new Government.

Revolution Succeeds In Greece!!! Protestors Overthrow Government. New Government To Be Formed.
The Greek Revolution Has Succeeded In Forcing The Government To Step Down In The Midst Of Massive Protests Calling For The Regime of Corrupt Government And Crooked Banks To Be Replaced With Real Democracy.

That announcement came amidst violent protests, and as Tyler Durden pointed out, was nothing but a bold face lie meant to placate the masses. Soon after the announcement and the subsequent calming of the masses, the Greek Prime minister announced he would not be stepping down, instead would only be reshuffling top cabinet officials and would ask for a vote of no confidence from the corrupt parliament that is looking to put over stressed tax payers on the hook for an international loan with 30% plus interest rates to bailout crooked greedy bankers.

Needless to say, the Prime Minister survived the vote of no confidence, and the Greek Government is set to vote for and approve the IMF bailout loan under banker controlled corporate media threats that financial Armageddon will hit the world if the vote does not pass.

Economists, MSM Warn Of Global ‘Armageddon Scenarios’ As The Masses Riot In Europe And Calls For Revolution Spread To The US

Economists and the mainstream media are warning of a global “Armageddon Scenarios” as the masses continue to riot in revolt against the banks and calls for revolution spread into the US.
If you have watched the news today there is report after report of the Global markets being in a stage of economic collapse very similar to the financial meltdown of 2008.

The economic upheaval is strongly tied the massive rights and protests in Greece, Spain and in fact through out all of Europe.

However those threats do little to deter the people across Europe who feel that they have nothing left. In a Land of broken people suffering harsh austerity to pay the tab for greedy bankers, who continue to participate in the same acts of fraud and reckless behavior that cause the Global financial meltdown in the first place, have had enough and apparently so have the police and military forces.

Several news agencies out of Europe are reporting that Army and Police officers have joined the people in the riots against the banks to protest what is being perceived by European nationals as the sale of national sovereignty to foreign powers.

Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, last year a prescient when he said to fear that several Southern European countries may fall prey to civil war and their democracy would be lost? Several Greek troops have now indeed threatened a military coup against the government because the Greek people, according to the union officer ANEAD feel “to foreign powers to be sold”.

Especially in Europe it is normal for the military’s political neutrality and not interfere with drafting the policy of the government. The call of the Greek officers association is therefore highly unusual, especially considering that the press spokesman for the ANEAD literally said that the army “will not tolerate violation of the Constitution, not the defense of our sovereignty should be.” That was a clear threat to the address of the current Greek government.

The Greek Parliament, this week to decide whether, in exchange for a new rescue package sovereign rights will give, such as self-determining the nature and extent of the enormous necessary cuts, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), by trends forecaster Gerald Celente recently so aptly renamed the International Fund Mafia.

Overt threats of military coup
Under Greek reservists are now quite openly discussed a possible military coup. More and more soldiers to join police officers, customs officials and the Coast Guard since last week in Athens openly against the government are going to demonstrate. The Greek Defence Minister speaks of “dangerous activities” of Greek officers and made public a letter in which officers are threatening to “ward off” the current government.

Between 1967 and 1974, Greece was ruled once before by a military dictatorship that came to power by a comparable domestic crisis today. In February this year, the Greek government under the guise of preparing for deployment abroad, the military exercise on the suppression of demonstrations and riots in urban areas. That was a clear signal that the government was considering to deploy the army against the people. Now it seems that the military no longer the government can be trusted.

After Greece, Spain and Portugal also
At the moment Greece is the second, roughly € 100 billion big ‘reddings’ fonds rushed through it, and again the hand will have to cease, the opposition from other EU countries such as Germany and the Netherlands, probably even greater. Is it a military coup in Greece, or even threaten countries like Spain and Portugal, also on the verge of bankruptcy balance, again to fall prey to a military dictatorship. The danger of civil wars in these countries occur is increasing, because the greenhouse is empty and it is clear that the citizens will no longer pick up that, while social services are taken away, the European banks and insurers still be saved.

Barroso would have predicted that it may soon be done to democracy in Greece, Spain and Portugal, so get to be right. The nervousness in financial markets will now increase. Spain already pays more than 6% interest on its government bonds, and as it stands is that 7% soon. The experiences in Greece, Ireland and Portugal show that 7% interest is untenable, causing a crash can not happen. Spain will also have to rely on the euro emergency fund, but that by no means sufficient.

Eurozone and EU end?
Spain, like Greece need huge cuts go, it would be the Spanish army that can be perceived as an attack on national sovereignty . If it is thought that Italy and Belgium also financially dangerous water rafting, it’s not hard to imagine that the end of the eurozone and perhaps even the entire European Union will result. For the globalist political and financial elite, this is a nightmare scenario, but for the freedom-loving Europeans it is the only hope to escape from the stranglehold of the Brussels dictatorship.

Kopp Online reports that the Governments were warned against the threat of military coups over a year ago, and nations across all of Europe may soon find themselves in a showdown with their own military just as the nation of Greece is facing today (translation):

Athens: Greek army over possible military takeover talks
Torben Grombery
There is great news for countries Domino: DC several Greek military now openly threatened with a possible military coup. The Greek government is deeply insecure.

Greece has in the officer’s union ANEAD informed about their chairman, the Greek people have the feeling of being sold to foreign powers. In no European army, it is normal for an officer associations expressed in this form. Military should maintain strict political neutrality. Is independent of the above statement then also, however, the press spokesman of the officer’s union expressed with words, let that sit up. “We are not injury tolerate the Constitution, which does not serve to defend our national sovereignty,” This was a clear threat to the ( yet) reigning Athens civilian government.

For the Greek Parliament will decide yes this week, in return for the new rescue package to cede sovereignty to the IMF to make and impose itself, which must be made spending cuts. In the Greek Association of reservists are now talking openly about a possible military coup. More and more soldiers are also for those who are police officers, customs officials and the Coast Guard to close the show since this week also openly on the streets of Athens against the government. The Greek Defence Minister Panos Beglitis speaks of “dangerous activities” of Greek officers. And he published a letter from officers, which stated that they would “defend this government.”From 1967 to 1974, Greece had experienced a military dictatorship, a similar domestic political crisis was preceded as the current one. In February 2011, the Greek government (disguised as a preparation for alleged military operations abroad ), the Greek army to quell riots and demonstrations have to practice in urban areas. At that time they apparently planned the military operation in the interior. But now she can no longer rely on their own army. For the EU a military coup in Athens came as no surprise. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso warned of exactly one year (mid-June 2010) during a meeting with union leaders before apocalyptic conditions in Europe.

If the funding provided by emergency parachutes for bankrupt EU countries were not sufficient (which is predictable), it will soon be civil war and may also give military coups in the EU . Barroso said before the then visibly shocked union leaders in countries such as Greece, Spain and Portugal would then belong to the democracy of the past very quickly. The dictatorship would return. It threatens to bankrupt several EU countries, a military coup. Also, the risk of civil wars in many EU member states will increasingly likely, because the coffers are empty, but the citizens of their usual social services would continue to demand.

It looks like you could keep Barroso’s prognosis right. Barroso, predicted that there might be next in Greece and Spain and Portugal in a military coup. Spain is now paying more than 6 percent interest on government bonds. Takes the nervousness in financial markets with a view of the euro area continues to grow, Spain will have to pay almost 7 percent. The experience in Greece, Ireland and Portugal have shown is that unstoppable from 7 percent interest on government bonds of the crash. Then Spain would soon be ripe for the bailout. And by then would revolt in Spain and Portugal, the military, because they evaluate the tough austerity measures, like the Greek military as controlled by outside intervention in national sovereignty.
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From unlike (I hope) Japan where it was a earthquake... the dikes were blown in Nebraska and now, we got a potential American Fukushima brewing. 

US Nuke Plant In Trouble
New Video Inside Ft. Calhoun - Plant Still Called 'Safe' - Vid
Calhoun Vital Equip Still OK As Workers Must Use Catwalks
NRC Keeps Extending Lives Of Aging US Nuke Plants
Floods Could Trigger Fukushima Disaster At Calhoun - Vid
Flood Waters Surround Calhoun Spent Fuel And Reactor Buildings
30,000 Barrels Of Plutonium Waste Stored At Los Alamos
NBC News Coverage Of Sandia, Calhoun, Minot Disasters - Vid
100% Chance Of Core Damage With Another 3 Feet Of Water
Flood Waters Surround Calhoun Spent Fuel And Reactor Buildings
Fire Chief Can't Guarantee Sandia Nuclear Lab Safe
30,000 Barrels Of Plutonium Waste Stored At Los Alamos
NBC News Coverage Of Sandia, Calhoun, Minot Disasters - Vid
100% Chance Of Core Damage With Another 3 Feet Of WaterFloodwaters Now In Calhoun Turbine Building
Some Calhoun Fuel For Cooling Washed Away In Dam Break
NE Officials Say 'No Danger' After Water Berm Pops
Minot Nuke Silos Sandbagged As Waters Rise
Ft Calhoun Newest Photos Have Disappeared
Calhoun On Backup Generators To Prevent Meltdown
Rubber Berm 'Accidentally Punctured' - Waters Surround Calhoun
Calhoun Operators - 'Don't Worry' About 2,000 Foot Berm Failure
Calhoun Water Berm Collapses - Waters Now Inside Perimeter
Berm Fails At Calhoun - 'Aux' Bldgs Surrounded By Water
Calhoun Went On Auxiliary Power - Primary Said Restored
Water Level At Cooper Nuke Plant Still Rising
NRC - Calhoun Spent Fuel Casks Near Flood Pose No Threat
Floodwaters Rise Around Ft. Calhoun Nuke Plant
Ft Calhoun Spent Fuel Casks - Photos


Consigcor of A Well Regulated Militia warns of the tin badge punks looking for iphone apps on their 'clients' that record their... the cops... crimes to a remote server, and provides links.  Use them.

LulzSec docs show Ariz. cops' unhealthy obsession with iPhone
Street cops advised to search for phones, check for apps that might record
By Kevin Fogarty June 24, 2011, 1:23 PM —

The interesting thing about the claim by hactivist/attention-whore LulzSec's hack of the Arizona state police isn't the successful breach, or even that the documents it posted include way more files marked as secret than you'd expect in an honest state agency.

It's not even that LulzSec posted the names and home addresses of top Arizona law-enforcement officials.

It's how nervous those officials about iPhone apps that could help citizens avoid speed traps, secretly record encounters with police officers or erase themselves after being confiscated by police.

[Also see: We owe LulzSec a 'thank you']

A document labeled "iphone apps- used against officers.doc" front-line officers encourages officers making an arrest to search for iPhones or other smartphones and look specifically to see what apps are running on them.

Specifically the document warns that an app called Cop Recorder can be activated while the phone is in a suspect's pocket to record what happens during an arrest, then upload the audio to a network server beyond the officer's reach.

The document, picked out of the background noise by Time's TechLand, is classified as "Law Enforcement Sensitive," meaning it shouldn't be distributed outside the DPS – Arizona's state umbrella agency for law enforcement. (The torrent for the docs is here; LulzSec's announcement about it is here.)

Another document warned about remote-wipe capabilities in iOS v. 3, and recommends arresting officers isolate phones from radio signals in a Farraday bag or "some other nickel, copper and silver plated storage container (see figure 3). The device must be protected from any wireless connection/radio signal even throughout the forensic imaging process."

Cop Recorder is distributed by OpenWatch, a grassroots "citizen media project" that encourages the use of technology to monitor the behavior of public officials.

Among the group's major concerns: law enforcers who will go to great lengths to keep their behavior from being documented and recorded by anyone but themselves.

It cites cases such as the New Jersey high schooler (junior class president and 16-year-old overachiever) riding the bus home from school who was arrested for refusing to stop using her phone to video police boarding the bus to help a passenger who had collapsed.

Constitutional law experts consistently opine that it is a blatant violation of the First Amendment to confiscate a phone or arrest someone for recording events happening in public where there are no other restrictions on the person's presence

Basically, if it's legal for you to be standing where you're standing, you can record or video anything you can see or hear from that position. You may not be able to broadcast it for profit without permission from the people in it, but you can record it and introduce it as legal evidence in court without being harassed or arrested for it.

Police keep getting more sensitive about it, though, some going so far as the April incident in which a Vallejo, Calif. Man was arrested inside his house for using a cell phone to record a an arrest he could see through the window.

To the Arizona DPS' credit, not all the iPhone stuff was about not being recorded.

Contact information, call logs, GPS logs and other information stored on the phone can be legitimate evidence if the arrest is made properly and police have a warrant or subpoena allowing them to pull information from a suspect's phone.

The contradictory part is the paranoia among some in law enforcement about having their behavior recorded, while pressing in courts and during arrests for unfettered access to a suspect's property to search for evidence, or the right to run intrusive surveillance on citizens without enough evidence to show a judge who could give them a warrant for doing so.

If you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't worry about being searched or surveilled, yes?

Luckily, a couple of thousand years after the Roman Juvenal used the line "who will watch the watchmen?" to express concern about the abuse of power, we finally have an answer (and so do Arizona police): Apple will watch them.

The leo clan believes they have every right to video or audio record you. They beleive they have the right to violate your right to be secure in your person papers and effects.

So...they should, by all means, be made to see how it feels. It's time to burn the assholes a new one.

There are plenty of tools to do the job. Here's a couple of ideas.

Cop Recorder

OpenWatch apps

Monday, June 27, 2011


Japan Radiation Coming To The US FREE LISTEN MP3
Janet Starr Hull .. File Click Here

US Chart Showing Precipitation
Radiation Types & Amounts

Live National Radiation Network Map
West LA - Santa Monica Live Readings
Radiation And Jet Stream Forecast Monitoring Sites
Ft Calhoun Newest Photos Have Disappeared
EPA Ships Its Radiation Monitors OUT Of Boise - Coverup
Jet Stream Took Radiation To US And Europe March 14-15
75% US Nuke Plants Leak Tritium, Groundwater Radioactive
Safety Rules Relaxed For Aging US Reactors (smart!)
Radiation Map Of Fukushima, Eastern Honshu - Bad News
Startling Map Of Fukushima Fallout Over Eastern Japan
Vast Area Of Japan Contaminated With Radioactivity
Earless Rabbits In China - Nuke Deformities Spreading - People Next
Significant Jump In Cesium 137 In Bay Area Topsoil
Is Fukushima Radiation Killing Babies In Philadelphia?
Gunderson - Metallic Taste Sign Of Hot Particle Exposure - Vid
How To Get Radiation Out Of Your Water
35% Spike In Baby Deaths In Pacific NW Since Meltdown


TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

By the CNN Wire Staff
June 27, 2011 6:18 a.m. EDT
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Adult diaper removed for TSA
  • A 95-year-old woman was held up by TSA officers at a Florida airport, her daughter says
  • The agents forced the cancer-stricken woman to take off her adult diaper, she adds
  • The TSA insists its officers "acted professionally and according to proper procedure"
  • The woman's daughter says those procedures should be changed
(CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security.
Reports of the incident took hold in social media, with scores of comments on the topic and reposts appearing hourly on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
The TSA released a statement Sunday defending its agents' actions at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.
"While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner," the federal agency said. "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure."
TSA pat downs 6-year-old child Video

Jean Weber told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday that the security officers may have been procedurally correct, but she still does not believe they were justified, especially given her mother's frail condition.
"If this is your procedure -- which I do understand -- I also feel that your procedure needs to be changed," she said.
Weber said the two were traveling June 18 from northwest Florida to Michigan, so her mother could move in with relatives before eventually going to an assisted living facility.
"My mother is very ill, she has a form of leukemia," Weber said. "She had a blood transfusion the week before, just to bolster up her strength for this travel."
While going through security, the 95-year-old was taken by a TSA officer into a glassed-in area, where a pat-down was performed, Weber said. An agent told Weber "they felt something suspicious on (her mother's) leg and they couldn't determine what it was" -- leading them to take her into a private, closed room.
Should TSA change screening for kids?
Soon after, Weber said, a TSA agent came out and told her that her mother's Depend undergarment was "wet and it was firm, and they couldn't check it thoroughly." The mother and daughter left to find a bathroom, at the TSA officer's request, to take off the adult diaper.
Weber said she burst into tears during the ordeal, forcing her own pat-down and other measures in accordance with TSA protocol. But she said her mother, a nurse for 65 years, "was very calm" despite being bothered by the fact that she had to go through the airport without underwear.
Eventually, Weber said she asked for her mother to be whisked away to the boarding gate without her, because their plane was scheduled to leave in two minutes and Weber was still going through security.
By this weekend, the 95-year-old woman -- who was not identified by name -- was doing "fine" in Michigan, where her niece and her family "was treating her like royalty because they love her so much."
"My mother is a trouper," Weber said.
This is not the first time that the TSA's pat-downs of passengers have come under fire, nor the first time that the agency has rallied behind its officers and policy.
Last year, the administration announced it was ramping up the use of full-body scanning and pat-downs to stop nonmetallic threats, including explosives, from getting on planes. The goal is to head off attacks such as the one allegedly attempted in Christmas 2009 by Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who allegedly had a bomb sewn into his underwear on a flight from the Netherlands to Michigan.
The TSA estimates that only 3% of passengers are subjected to pat-downs -- and then only after they have set off a metal detector or declined to step into a full-body scanner. Yet the new policy has triggered an uproar online and in airports, from a relatively small but vocal number of travelers who feel their rights and privacy were being violated.
But the federal safety agency hasn't backed down, making some adjustments but no major changes to its policy.
"Every traveler is a critical partner in TSA's efforts to keep our skies safe," Administrator John Pistole, who ordered the new approach, said last fall. "And I know and appreciate that the vast majority of Americans recognize and respect the important work we do."
More recently, outrage erupted over a video-recorded pat-down of a 6-year-old passenger last April at New Orleans' airport. The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows the girl protesting the search by a female security officer at first, though she complies quietly while it is underway.
Pistole addressed this controversy at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee meeting last week, explaining the pat-down was ordered because the child had moved while passing through a body imaging machine. He told committee members that "we have changed the policy (so) that there'll be repeated efforts made to resolve that without a pat-down."
The next day, TSA spokesman Greg Soule said that the new policy -- which will apply to children age 12 and younger -- is in the process of being rolled out. It will give security officers "more options," but does not eliminate pat-downs as one of them.
"This decision will ultimately reduce -- though not eliminate -- pat-downs," Soule said.

This is a war-a dagger war by the estimation of Mark Koernke and he's right.
They have no fear because we will not subject them to reprisal.  We're broken...


The "or" is up to you.


Scumbags were supporting some cophater who was harassing brave peace officers taping them across the street!  Who do these fuckers think they are-Americans?!!!

Copdom: Thuggish

Remember this:

It leads to this:

The video below is from a Rochester, New York, neighborhood meeting in support of Emily Good, the woman arrested for videotaping a traffic stop from her front yard. So Rochester police sent four squad cars to ticket the cars of meeting attendees who parked more than 12 inches from the curb. Yes, they even brought a ruler.