Monthly Archives: August 2008

NYPD Kicks Fan Out Of Yankees Stadium For Not Being Patriotic Enough

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Aug 28, 2008 8:12 pm US/Eastern

Fan Refutes NYPD Version Of Yankee Stadium Drama

Man Says Cops Kicked Him Out When He Tried To Go To Men’s Room During ‘God Bless America’

Witness Comes Forward; Affirms Fan’s Version

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Some fans are coming forward to tell CBS 2 what they saw when a man was kicked out of Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night after he apparently tried to use the restroom during the playing of “God Bless America.”

A Queens man is considering legal action against the Yankees after he was ejected from the contest against the Boston Red Sox.

The incident began during the patriotic 7th inning stretch at Yankee Stadium, when nature called on Bradford Campeau-Laurion. When he tried to leave his seat during the traditional singing of God Bless America, however, he says he was stopped by a NYPD officer who said he’d have to wait until the song was done.

“I then said to him, ‘I don’t care about God Bless America. I just need to use the bathroom.’ As soon as I said that, he immediately pinned my arm behind my back,” Campeau-Laurion told CBS 2.

The 29-year-old says two officers pinned both of his arms behind his back and ejected him from the stadium.

“He shoved me out the front gate and told me get out of their country if I didn’t like it,” he said.

Campeau-Laurion says he didn’t know theYankees had a rule restricting movement in the stands during the playing of God Bless America. The rule is enforced by ushers, stadium security and the NYPD.

The New York Civil Liberties Union says, however, that New York’s finest crossed the line.

“Because they are enforcing a rule of that imposes political correctness through refusing to let somebody go to bathroom while a patriotic song is playing, that violates Constitutional rights,” said Donna Lieberman, a spokesperson for the NYCLU.

The Yankees say it’s now a police matter.

The NYPD told CBS 2 a different version of the story, however, saying in a statement:

“The officers observed a male standing on his seat, cursing, using inappropriate language and acting in a disorderly manner while reeking of alcohol, and decided to eject him rather than subject others to his offensive behavior.

Campeau-Laurion was at the game with a Yankees season ticket holder who couldn’t believe the cops allegations.

“That’s ridiculous,” said the fan, who asked not to be identified. “That’s completely false.”

Campeau-Laurion says he did have two beers at the game. He doesn’t know if he’ll seek legal action, but he’s discussing his options with the NYCLU.

Meanwhile, after seeing CBS 2’s report on the incident, witness Pete Montenez contacted CBS 2 to refute the officers’ story. He does not know Campeau-Laurion, but was sitting near him during the game, saying he watched as it all went down.

“As far as him hootin’ and hollerin’ and standing on the chair, no way,” he says.

But a spokesperson fro Yankee Stadium put CBS 2 in touch with another fan who says Campeau-Laurion cursed at police when they asked him to stay for the song.

“He stuck his hand out and says, you know, ‘I need to get by here,’ and he used some profanity,” the fan says.

A spokesman for the Yankees says there is no rule against moving or using a bathroom during a game but police say if a fan is disruptive to others they have the right to kick that fan out. Police intend to deal with the witness’ account in court.

The NYCLU says Yankee Stadium can make rules keeping people in their seats during songs, but the moment a police officer — representing the government — enforces those rules, it’s a First Amendment violation.

JOSEPH BIDEN: C.F.R. Member, Liar, Cheat And Traitor

By: Devvy
August 25, 2008

© 2008 – NewsWithViews.com


Back on December 18, 2006, I wrote a column on Joseph Biden’s decision to once again run for president. Biden has now been tapped as Marxist Barack Hussein Obama’s choice for vice-president. One columnist wrote this was akin to a Watergate suicide. Biden was dropped like a hot potato by the DNC in 1998 when he ran for president because Biden was exposed as a liar and cheat, although now it seems to be a qualifier for both the Democrat and Republican parties. I’m not a Republican and I would never vote a despicable person like Juan McCain. Like Obama, Biden plagiarized someone else’s speech. Biden also plagiarized in law school; NY Times article back in 1987.

Some boob tube pundits have remarked that Joseph Biden is a “cultural Catholic.” A what? There is no such thing as a cultural Catholic. You either follow Church doctrine or you’re a heretic. Biden believes Roe v Wade should stand, but believes life begins at conception. So, while Biden believes a baby is a human life at conception, he believes it’s okay that nine men on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it’s legal to kill that human life. Biden believes that sodomite and lesbian marriages are inevitable, but doesn’t support them. However, he is considered to be pro sexual deviants and their causes. (Voted yes to expand unconstitutional hate crime laws to ‘sexual orientation.’) The Catholic Church forbids abortion and the abomination of sodomy and lesbian sex. Clearly, while professing to be a ‘practicing Catholic,’ Biden has cherry picked which of God’s laws and the Church he will uphold.

One has to wonder why Obama would pick someone not close to his own beliefs on these issues. Obama supports sexual deviants and partial birth abortion. Read how a baby is murdered in graphic detail during a partial birth abortion procedure; it’s called infanticide. Obama’s much bally-hooed accomplishments are so blown out of proportion it’s pathetic. His one and only piece for the Harvard Law Review was his zealous support of unlimited abortion: “In a discussion of abortion itself, Obama wrote that government has more important business than “ensuring that any particular fetus is born.” That’s just the tip of Obama’s black heart:

“Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a stadium rally by saying, “All praise and glory to God!” but says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have “hijacked” — hijacked — Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of racial cleansing.”

In the interview cited above, Biden also makes this statement which I pointed out in my December 18, 2006, column cited above: “Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the US Senate.” It’s also in his official bio here: “Joe Biden has represented the state of Delaware in the United States Senate since 1972, when he was elected at the age of twenty-nine.”

Wait one minute. Art. 1, Sec. 3, says: “No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years…..” The fraudulent ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment did not change the age requirement in the U.S. Constitution. How did he get “elected” to office when he clearly did not meet the age requirement? In his own words, Biden says he was elected at age 29, not 30.

Joseph Biden is also a traitor. I don’t use that word lightly, but Biden has clearly shown by his own words and actions over the decades that he is for a one world government: a one world banking system, one world religion (new age), one military force, world regional government. Joseph Biden by his own words and actions has been a participant in bringing these united States of America into a one world order and for that, he is a traitor:


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His full speech is here and every American should read Biden’s run off his mouth about the “military dimension of America’s new world order agenda.” How he goes on about how we must look to the ‘vision’ of Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman in laying the groundwork for a new world order and “complete the task.” Wilson signed the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act, December 23, 1913. As for Truman, I believe this sums it up: “When Franklin Roosevelt died during the closing days of WWII, it fell to Truman to end the war and formulate policies for the new world order.” The Smithsonian Treasury: The Presidents (1991), pg 72

In the fourth section of Biden’s blather, he runs off about “creating” an environmental revolution. Yes, that’s exactly what global warming and this whole greenie garbage is all about: creating a movement to siphon off the wealth of the American people using scientifically flawed propaganda:

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill … All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.” Alexander King, Bertrand Schneider – founder and secretary, respectively, of the Club of Rome – The First Global Revolution, pp.104-105. Published 1991. How timely since the mass gathering of hysterical greenie guru’s was at the “Earth Summit,” held in Rio in June, 1992.

“We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.” – Tim Wirth, former member of Congress, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.


At the Fifth Congress in Moscow, ‘The Program,’ was drafted and agreed upon by the International Communist dictators. It was agreed that an environmental “crisis” would be gradually developed to siphon off the money from capitalism and reduce countries to socialism and eventually under communism. I refer readers back to this column and the book by Gus Hall, head of the Communist Party USA for decades: Ecology, Can we survive under capitalism? published in 1972.

I caught a ‘few man on the street’ comments on the tube: Does Obama’s choice for VP affect your vote for him? Three said no, they would vote for Obama no matter who he chose. It should. The vice president is only one heart beat away from the presidency. Joseph Biden is dangerous to your wallet, private property ownership and your guns. A true champion for decades of the Second Amendment, Bernadine Smith puts it this way:

“I hope everybody knows that Obama is anti-gun. And so is Senator Joe Biden (Democrat – Delaware) his chosen V.P. Biden is in support of General and Complete Disarmament – Public Law 87-297. P.L.87-297, a (so-called) “law” isn’t just for nuclear disarmament. It is for general and complete disarmament of our nation and all citizens, and giving our armed forces to the United Nations on a permanent basis! No nation ever did, nor ever can, retain its freedom and liberty once it gives up its armed forces, and armed citizenry. The United States hasn’t a chance with these two guys at the helm. Biden and Obama will get along like two peas in a pod. McCain will be no different, though! He will do exactly the same. All three will be programmed, tasked, and scheduled just like the others!”

I wonder how Biden feels about Obama joining his friend, Louis Farrakhan, at the “million man march”? Louis Farrakhan, who has openly endorsed Obama, says with utter scorn on this video: “..a black man born of a white mother could lift America….” That also sums it up for Obama: “He (Obama) cherishes every cause for complaint he can discern against white folks. He is constantly distressed at being half-white. Obama says he “ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”

Obama can’t stop Farrakhan from endorsing him, but if he finds Farrakhan’s comments repugnant, why attend one of his functions? I guess he also knew nothing about his church giving Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award for his “greatness“:

“Russert persisted, stating, “The title of one of your books, Audacity of Hope [Crown, 2006], you acknowledge you got from a sermon from Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the head of the Trinity United Church. He said that Louis Farrakhan ‘epitomizes greatness,’ ” before asking Obama, “What do you do to assure Jewish Americans that, whether it’s Farrakhan’s support or the activities of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, your pastor, you are consistent with issues regarding Israel and not in any way suggesting that Farrakhan epitomizes greatness?” Trumpet Newsmagazine, a publication founded by Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, where Obama is a parishioner and Wright was a minister, awarded Farrakhan the “Lifetime Achievement ‘Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Trumpeter Award’ ” in 2007. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen reported that Trumpet said Farrakhan “truly epitomized greatness.”

I wonder if the late Tim Russert was more concerned about Farrakhan’s bigotry or that Obama will be “consistent with issues regarding Israel”? In any event, Obama finally denounced Farrakan and his statements. It’s all just a big misunderstanding. Just like he was never in church during one of Wright’s digusting tirades over a twenty year period. Obama knew nothing about it, doesn’t approve of it. Poor misunderstood Barack Hussein Obama with his Harvard law degree.

Additionally, it’s not like Biden holds Obama in high regard. Just last year, Biden said this in an interview with George Stephanopoulos: “You were asked, “Is he ready?” You said, “I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job-training.” Biden: “I think that — I stand by the statement.” Boy, in Biden’s eyes, Obama, sure got “ready” in a hurry! Scratch my head, but these two don’t seem to be very compatible on the Iraq war issue, either.

In case you missed it, Phil Berg, who I met and spoke with for a while at a conference in Phoenix back in February, 2007, filed a lawsuit in Federal District court last week to stop Obama from running based on citizenship requirements. Phil also brings up Obama’s failure to admit on his Illinois Bar application his many aliases: Barack Hussein Obama; Barry Soetoro; Barry Obama; Barack Dunham; and Barry Dunham. Lest people think Berg is some bug-eyed Kool Aid drinker like Bill O’Reilly, this is part of his bio: Philip J. Berg, Esquire; former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania; former candidate for Governor and U.S. Senate in Democratic Primaries; former Chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery County; former member of Democratic State Committee; an attorney with offices in Montgomery County, PA”

You can read Phil’s statement to the press here. It’s my understanding that on August 22, 2008, the judge ruled against Phil in getting a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order), but has left the matter open for hearing after Obama, the DNC and FEC (Federal Election Commission) have been served. WorldNetDaily.com ran a piece over the weekend stating that some of the claims have been discredited. Where’s the “mainstream media?” This is news of great importance because it’s a valid constitutional issue.

We’ll see how this plays out and if there’s any fire attached to the smoke. I believe there is because, based on my own on-site investigation and tracking down the birth certificate, I believe 100% that U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, is an illegal alien. If providing a phony birth certificate can be done to protect Sanchez (who allegedly unseated Congressman Bob Dornan), the powers that be who want Obama in the White House so bad, will move mountains to keep him as their chosen “messiah” for the gullible masses.

Why would Obama saddle himself with such a rich target as Joe Biden? Surely, not a quid pro quo? An interesting observation from a web site with a kooky name, but is always spot on, brings forth perhaps the reason why Obama chose Biden. In order to understand this, you have to get some history. Please see my column here, scroll down to the paragraph which begins: Next up: Barrack Hussein Obama.

What we have is a man, Larry Sinclair, with a very troubled background (which he has acknowledged in full), accusing Obama of doing drugs and having oral sex with him; see here and here. Sinclair has made quite a bit of noise about this all year and has battled for months with Obama’s henchmen. The retaliation against Sinclair has been vicious. While in Washington, DC, explaining to the media who did show up about his relations with Obama and the proof he’s been gathering (limo, phone records, hotel records, etc), he’s arrested for a misdemeanor in Delaware! The State of Delaware is so interested in getting a disabled man on a misdemeanor charge, they spend the taxpayers hard earned money to have him arrested in Washington, DC! Can anyone deny this is to shut Sinclair up if you’ve followed this story? The interesting part is guess who is the Attorney General for the State of Delaware? Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III. Son of guess who? U.S. Senator and now VP candidate, Joseph Biden.

I’m sure this is just some strange coincidence and that Obama picked Biden solely because of his experience and integrity. And, I’ll bet Marxist Hillary Clinton is just salivating while waiting; her campaign is on legal “suspended” status. If you don’t think Clinton and her gutter thug operatives don’t know what’s going on with the Obama/Sinclair scandal, think again.

Important Links:

1 – Both Sinclair Obama Sites Blocked On Eve Of DNC
2 – Biden’s speech
3 – Biden: Member of treasonous Council on Foreign Relations
4 – Unearthed transcript shows Obama backed infanticide
5 – Seventeenth Amendment was NOT ratified
6 – Proof from Bill Benson
7 – Update on Bill Benson’s lawsuit
8 – Solution to global warming and disappearing polar bears
9 – Treasonous Council on Foreign Relations

1 – The Real Juan McCain
2 – McCain sells out American POWs
3 – McCain is NOT automatic nominee – look at the numbers

Contractors Reap 85 Billion Dollars From Iraq War: US report

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US government paid out 85 billion dollars in four years to contractors providing services to various government agencies in support of the Iraq war and reconstruction, a survey showed Tuesday.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report said the administration of US President George W. Bush awarded 85-billion-dollars in contracts between 2003 and 2007, or over 21 billion dollars annually.

CBO researchers found that the funds paid out to government contractors, including security, transportation and engineering contractors and administration specialists among others, accounted for almost 20 percent of the total funding for Washington’s operations in Iraq during this period.

The US-led invasion of Iraq occurred in March 2003, as US troops poured into the country to topple the government of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Tens of thousands of American troops remain based in Iraq, although fighting between US soldiers, Iraqi insurgents and other groups appears to have eased this year.

The contracts covered services provided in the “Iraq theater,” which includes neighboring countries to Iraq such as Saudi Arabia and other nearby states such as Qatar, where the US military maintains support operations.

A hefty chunk of US government spending was allotted to private security contractors who received between six and 10 billion dollars of the contracting pie between 2003 and 2007 for their services.

Considerable numbers of contractors remain employed in support of US operations across Iraq.

“Although personnel counts are rough approximations, CBO estimates that as of early 2008 at least 190,000 contractor personnel, including subcontractors, were working on US-funded contracts in the Iraq theater,” the report said.

Supporters say private contractors provide a more cost-effective service for the government and US taxpayers, but the use of private contractors in Iraq has sparked controversy.

Large contracts awarded to the Halliburton energy services firm, which was once led by Vice President Dick Cheney, and KBR – a Halliburtion subsidiary and the biggest US military contractor in Iraq – have been criticized and come under scrutiny from Democrats.

Congress has also been investigating the role of private security contractors who have been involved in the shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians, including employees of the private US security firm Blackwater USA.

The CBO study was completed at the request of US lawmakers.

U.S. Approves Georgia’s Aggression Against South Ossetia And Russia

Pravda
August 11, 2008

US presidential runoff John McCain said that Russia should not interfere in the conflict in South Ossetia. The pro-Georgian propaganda in the US media testifies to the same opinion. It brings up the idea that the Georgian aggression against the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia has been coordinated with the US administration. Nevertheless, all arguments of US politicians and experts (Pravda.ru interviewed some of them) do not withstand any criticism.

“We must immediately call a meeting of the NATO Council to estimate Georgia’s security and consider the measures, which NATO may take to stabilize the highly dangerous situation,” John McCain said.

“The international community needs to deploy independent and neutral peacemaking forces in South Ossetia. Russia must immediately and unconditionally cease its military operations and withdraw troops from the sovereign territory of Georgia,” McCain believes.

Ariel Cohen, a well-known US specialist on the Soviet Union, a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, stated that Russia was planning the incursion for months and that it was intended to demonstrate its hegemony over Eastern Europe, push Mr. Saakashvili from power in Georgia and not to let Georgia become a NATO member.

Apparently, McCain and other US experts believe that the extermination of thousands of innocent people and the destruction of their houses can be referred to as the retrieval of the territorial integrity.

It is worthy of note that Russia’s Air Force already prevented Georgia’s aggression against South Ossetia a month ago. The situation aggravated soon after Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Georgia. It is not ruled out that Ms. Rice okayed the beginning of the war in the region on behalf of the US administration.

Taking McCain’s remarks into consideration, one shall assume that the USA has provided certain guarantees to Georgia. The Georgian troops would not have opened fire on Russian peacemakers otherwise. Such battles inevitably lead to a war against Russia. Georgia would not dare to proceed so alone, without the support from the West. Furthermore, Georgia asked the USA to withdraw its contingent from Iraq to redeploy the military men to South Ossetia.

The evidence to proof the USA’s hand behind the Georgian aggression against South Ossetia can be found in Western media. Western news agencies, Reuters, for example, have been distributing countless photographs depicting Russia’s supposed atrocities in Georgia. Such photos along with adequate headlines can be found in practically all US newspapers (The New York Times is the best example for it). All of them unanimously accuse Russia of aggression against Georgia, but they do not say a word about Georgia’s actions against civilians in S. Ossetia.

This war has given the US administration an excellent opportunity to distract attention from the Summer Olympics in Beijing, which Washington originally intended to disrupt. In addition, it would escalate the situation in the restive Caucasus to exhaust Russia with never-ending conflicts there. In this case the US would obtain a full right to enter the territory under the guise of peacemaking forces and grant the NATO membership to Georgia.

Ukraine ’s Foreign Ministry would not have released its anti-Russian statement without USA’s instructions either. Ukraine virtually supported Georgia’s aggression having acknowledged the right of the latter to defend its territorial integrity with the use of military force.

A for history, the question of separatism – Georgia or Ossetia – is disputable. It was Georgia which decided to pull out from the USSR, whereas the Ossetians protested against such a decision.

Georgia shells hospitals and houses, killing thousands of Ossetians. Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic used to be charged with genocide for the slaughter of several dozens of Albanians.

US politicians have not voiced an appeal to cease the extermination of South Ossetia people. Vice versa, John McCain attempts to turn everything upside down accusing Russia of aggression, although Russia took adequate measures to save the Ossetians from extermination. The USA does not condemn Mikhail Saakashvili, which is another fact to prove that the Georgian president has won USA’s approval for the war.

Operation Sentinel: The High-Tech Police State Takes Shape

Antifascist Calling…
August 15, 2008

Operation Sentinel, a new program unveiled by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), would encircle Manhattan with thousands of surveillance cameras that photograph every car or truck entering and exiting the city across its network of bridges and tunnels.

Information captured by this intrusive project would be stored in a huge database for an undisclosed period of time. Additionally, a network of sensors installed at toll plazas would allegedly be able to capable detect radiological materials that could be used in potential terror plots, the New York Times reports.

However, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has denounced the proposal as “an attack on New Yorkers’ right to privacy.” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman lambasted this outrageous proposal saying,

“The NYPD’s latest plan to track and monitor the movements of millions of law-abiding people is an assault on this country’s historical respect for the right to privacy and the freedom to be left alone. That this is happening without public debate, and that elected officials have had no opportunity to study this program is even more alarming.” (“NYCLU: NYPD Plan to Track Millions of Law-Abiding People is an Assault on Privacy Rights,” New York Civil Liberties Union, August 12, 2008)

Last month I reported on a high-tech surveillance system under development by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) called “Combat Zones That See” (CTS).

The 2003 program was predicated on the notion that once thousands of digital CCTV networks were installed across occupied or “homeland” cities, CTS would provide occupying troops–or police–with “motion-pattern analysis across whole city scales.” Based on complex algorithms linked to the numeric recognition of license plate numbers and scanned-in human profiles, CTS would furnish troops–or cops–real-time, “situational awareness” of the “battlespace.”

Despite repeated attempts by NYCLU to obtain information on Operation Sentinel, NYPD and DHS have refused to provide any information about their mega-surveillance system. While all traces of CTS disappeared from DARPA’s website, portions of the program have resurfaced with a vengeance, courtesy of the NYPD and DHS.

According to New York Times reporter Al Baker,

Data on each vehicle–its time-stamped image, license plate imprint and radiological signature–would be sent to a command center in Lower Manhattan, where it would be indexed and stored for at least a month as part of a broad security plan that emphasizes protecting the city’s financial district, the spokesman, Paul J. Browne, said. If it were not linked to a suspicious vehicle or a law enforcement investigation, it would be eliminated, he said. (“City Would Photograph Every Vehicle Entering Manhattan and Sniff Out Radiation,” The New York Times, August 12, 2008)

While preventing terrorists from detonating a radiological dirty bomb or a nuclear device in Manhattan–or anywhere else for that matter–is certainly a salutary government function, the misuse of such a system for illegal surveillance of the citizenry cannot be ruled out in advance nor dismissed out of hand as mere paranoia.

In addition to civil liberties concerns–no small matter after all, given the repressive nature of NYPD and DHS–Operation Sentinel’s grandiose scheme bank on technological systems which do not exist.

The Times dryly notes, the proposed plan “relies on integrating layers of technologies, some that are still being perfected.” In other words, the program is rife with potential abuse by enterprising security contractors, many with documented histories of promising much, delivering little and with substantial cost overruns borne by the public.

The department currently deploys portable radiation vehicles known as TRACS, or Tactical Radiation Acquisition and Characterization System, which the Times claims can detect radiological agents such as cesium and cobalt, and differentiate “between dangerous ones and ones used in products like smoke detectors or medical devices.”

However, as I reported in June, another system under development, the “Advanced Spectroscopic Portal” or ASP, allegedly a more “advanced” system than those currently used, failed, as do today’s systems, to differentiate between the components of a radiological dirty bomb and natural radiation emitters such as kitty litter, ceramics and bananas!

As I noted, the ASP program is already tens of millions of dollars above the original estimate provided by Raytheon, other contractors and DHS. Why therefore, would any sane person believe that the system currently under consideration would be anymore functional or cost effective? Unless that is, Operation Sentinel’s real purpose is to enhance an already-formidable surveillance state.

NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and his staff have been “urging the creation of a London-style surveillance system for the financial district that relies on license plate readers, movable roadblocks and 3,000 public and private security cameras below Canal Street, all linked to a coordination center at 55 Broadway. Known as the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, the center is to open in September,” according to the Times.

NYPD spokesperson Paul J. Browne “could not say, when the program [Operation Sentinel] would be completed,” though “the Lower Manhattan Initiative is expected to be in place by 2010.” Since 2007, NYPD have been using CTS-type CCTV systems to read license plates linked to databases for (unspecified) “intelligence purposes.”

And if the illegal handling of the 2004 Republican National Convention protests are an indication of Operation Sentinel’s intended purpose, New York City residents’ outrage with the proposal are fully justified.

The Times revealed their own proclivities on this score when they prominently featured the “analysis” of so-called “terrorism expert,” Steven Emerson, the executive director of the Washington-D.C.-based Investigative Project on Terrorism, a right-wing think-tank with close ties to the Bush administration and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.

When civil libertarians (unnamed by the “newspaper of record”) voiced concerns over the intrusive nature of Operation Sentinel and the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, Emerson dismissed their apprehensions out of hand,

“It is one tool of ensuring that if there is somebody on a terrorist watch list or someone driving erratically, or if a pattern develops that raises suspicions, it gives them an opportunity to investigate further and–if need be–track down the drivers or the passengers,” he said. “The bottom line is they can’t frisk everybody coming into Manhattan; they cannot wand everyone, as they do at airports. This is a passive collection of data that is not as personally invasive as what they do at airports.”

An Islamophobe with a long record of blaming Muslims and the left for every act of terrorism under the sun, Emerson demonstrated his bona fides in 1995 when he claimed that “Arab terrorists” were responsible for the horrific bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.

The blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children in a daycare center while wounding hundreds of others. Attentive readers may recall that the Murrah building bombing was in fact, carried out by a neo-Nazi gang linked to Timothy McVeigh and the Aryan Republican Army.

While Emerson claims Operation Sentinel is “a passive collection of data,” as the American Civil Liberties Union reports, there are currently more than one million names in an FBI-administered database known as the Terrorist Screening Center. Such an unwieldy monstrosity is hardly a tightly-focused list of potential “threats”!

But let’s be clear: Operation Sentinel, and a host of other programs cooked-up by Bush regime war criminals and their corporatist allies is another sordid scheme to keep Americans terrorized, while destroying our civil liberties under cover of “homeland security.”

The Matrix & Other 9/11Predicting Hollywood Symbolism

JonesReport.com | August 18, 2008

Insiders love bragging to one another about being on the inside– perhaps that’s one explanation for an abundance of illuminati symbolism in mainstream media and corporate logos.

Among the interesting references to 9/11 that have been uncovered in media released before 9/11 is a passport for ‘Neo’ in blockbuster film The Matrix, released in 1999.

The passport– in Neo’s file– shows an expiration date of ‘11 SEP 01,’ seemingly now an eerie coincidence found in the smallest of details.

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Further, the 10-year passport shows an issue date of ‘12 SEP 91′– only one day after George H.W. Bush’s haunting September 11, 1991 speech before Congress where he called for, in no uncertain terms, a New World Order (and before that on Sept. 11, 1990). Indeed, September 11 proves to be an important occultic date/number to the elites.

Coincidence or not, the Wachowski brothers, the film’s directors, have proven to be obviously knowledgeable about a number of esoteric meanings– not only do both The Matrix trilogy and V for Vendetta contain plotlines laden with occult symbolism, but its imagery is also textured throughout these films.


The Simpsons, “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson” Orig. airdate September 21, 1997 [wiki]

Such pre-9/11 coincidences are prevalent elsewhere in the media as well. For instance, a 1997 episode of the Simpsons shows Lisa holding an ad for a $9 bus trip to New York with the towers interestingly juxtaposed next to the 9, portraying the image of 9/11.

The pilot episode for ‘The Lone Gunmen‘ (an X-Files spin off) featured an extremely eerie plot where a government faction posing as terrorists hijack a 727 by remote control and attempt to fly it into the World Trade Center– the episode aired on March 4, 2001– some 6 months before the 9/11 attacks.


From the pilot for ‘The Lone Gunmen’ – Orig. airdate March 4, 2001

The series’ star, Dean Haglund, has previously appeared on the Alex Jones Show to discuss the odd coincidence.

“Part of the plot, as it said in the script was that this event would be used to start an international war on terror.” Haglund commented.

Interestingly, Haglund also revealed that representatives of the FBI and NASA would frequently approach X-Files series creator Chris Carter with plots for stories and noted also that CIA and other government officials frequented Hollywood parties to plant script ideas.

It is well-known that the Pentagon has a heavy influence in most big budget military films– trading access to bases, planes and other equipment for heavily influence and control of the message in scripts– and it is clear that such government forces meddle in other areas of media as well.

Obscure 9/11 references before the fact: File it under ‘things that make you go hmmm’ because it certainly wasn’t bin Laden who put those references there.

Ohio Freemasons Join Meeting Of World Masonic Leaders In Washington D.C.

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Six Grand Lodge Officers, plus three brethren from Dayton, formed the Ohio delegation at the World War II Memorial ceremony, which was part of the World Conference of Grand Lodges. From left are: John A. Johnson, Worshipful Master of Solar Lodge #730 in Dayton; Terry W. Posey, Senior Grand Warden; Ronald L. Winnett, Grand Master; Thomas H. Galyen, Grand Treasurer; George O. Braatz, Grand Secretary; Bradford A. Goebel, Junior Grand Warden; W. Michael Lawson, Past Master of Solar Lodge; Charles R. Murphy, Deputy Grand Master, and David N. Kleiner, Senior Deacon of Solar Lodge. The three members of Solar Lodge came to Washington just to witness portions of the World Conference.

By Michael Difensore

Cantontruth.com

Source: The Beacon

Top Ohio Grand Lodge leaders attended what has been described as the second largest gathering of Grand Lodges in the history of Freemasonry.

Grand Master Ronald L. Winnett led the Ohio delegation to the World Conference of Grand Lodges in Washington, DC in May. Representatives from 120 Grand Lodges of 5 continents attended.

The largest gathering of Grand Lodges was at the 275th Anniver¬sary of the United Grand Lodge of England in London in 1992.

Virtually all North American Grand Lodges were represented, with 24 Grand Lodges from Central and South America, 23 from Europe, and others from Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The delegates met in session and discussed common problems of worldwide Freemasonry. Representatives gathered at social gatherings and dinners to learn more about each other in one-on-one conversations. Each delegate was given an earphone at the sessions to hear comments, translated into four different languages.

One of the highlight events of the Conference was a ceremony at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Grand Master of each U.S. Grand Lodge, in turn, was presented a Masonic floral emblem and carried it to his state’s monument in the Memorial. Representatives from other countries also participated in the placement of the floral emblems.

When Grand Master Winnett was given the floral display for Ohio, he had to move nearly halfway around

the huge oval Memorial to the “Ohio” site. He was being pushed in a wheelchair, because he broke his leg a day before traveling to Washington



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The Masonic floral emblems stand ready for the World War II Memorial ceremony, beneath a very inspirational quotation on the Memorial’s wall.

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