Monthly Archives: December 2008

Federal Judge In Akron, Ohio Says Speeder Cams Constitutional

Associated Press
Posted Dec 10, 2008 @ 09:17 AM


A federal judge in Akron has rejected a local attorney’s claim that automatic traffic cameras violate the Constitution.

Lawyer Warner Mendenhall filed suit after his wife got a speeding ticket in November 2005 from a portable camera placed in an Akron school zone. Mendenhall argued that the city’s system was unfair and mostly driven by a desire to raise revenue through the fines.

Akron officials say the cameras were introduced in October 2005 after a 10-year-old boy was killed in a school crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver.

In Tuesday’s ruling, U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd said the program respects citizens’ legal rights and is not unconstitutional.

Mendenhall says he’ll appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

Canton, Ohio City Council Votes In Favor Of Traffic Cameras staff writer
Posted Dec 08, 2008 @ 10:50 PM
Last update Dec 10, 2008 @ 09:26 AM


City Council is one step closer to implementing red light and speeding cameras at dangerous intersections, school zones and some residential neighborhoods.

At Monday night’s meeting, council voted 9-1 to authorize Safety Director Thomas Nesbitt to enter into a professional services agreement with Redflex Traffic Systems for the implementation of automated photo traffic enforcement.

Councilwoman Mary Cirelli, D-at large, opposed the legislation. Councilman Greg Hawk, D-1, was sick and not at the meeting. Councilman Patrick Barton, D-7, was not able to attend due to a personal matter.

“I can’t help but believe it’s all about money,” Cirelli said. Traffic enforcement is the responsibility of the police department, she said.

“I really think this is a lose-lose situation,” Cirelli added.

But the plan can’t be implemented until council later votes on ordinances that would make speeding and red-light infractions civil violations when documented by traffic cameras, said Joseph Martuccio, the city’s law director.

Generating more traffic money for an ailing city budget is not the “ulterior motive” behind the cameras, Majority Leader Donald Casar, D-at large, said during the Democratic caucus meeting.

Nesbitt and Mayor William J. Healy II also say safety is the goal of the cameras, which have stirred controversy in some cities in other states as well as in other Ohio communities like Chillicothe. Some cities have banned use of traffic cameras.

Councilman Joseph Carbenia, D-9, cited safety in his support.

“At this point, when we’re talking about our school children, if we save one life … it’s worth the whole thing,” Carbenia said, echoing a comment made prior to the council meeting by Casar.

Details are still being worked out, but the proposed agreement with Redflex includes how the city and company would share revenue generated by civil traffic citations, Nesbitt told City Council prior to its regular meeting.

A five-year agreement with Redflex is being considered.

Redflex has headquarters in Arizona. Signs would warn of the camera devices, Nesbitt said. A 30-day trial period is planned before citations are issued.

Here’s how the revenue would break down for cameras attached to traffic signals at intersections, according to Nesbitt:

  • For the first 200 citations, the city would receive 67 percent of the fines and Redflex would receive 33 percent.
  • After that, the city would receive 77 percent of the revenue and the company 23 percent.

Here’s how the revenue would be shared when portable tripod cameras are used:

  • For the first 200 citations, the city would receive 57 percent of the fines and Redflex 43 percent.
  • After that, the city would receive 67 percent of the revenue and the company 33 percent.

Council President Allen Schulman, who does not typically vote on legislation, cited privacy as a reason not to use the cameras.

“This is an assault on the right to privacy of our citizens, without question,” said Schulman, a local attorney.

“ … I believe we will have started something that we’ll never be able to put back in the bottle, and that is cameras (on) our public streets.”

Energy Star: A Environmental Take Over Of America And Its Satanic Logo

Michael Difensore

I know someone working at a grocery store. The lights are dimmed or completely turned off at times when the store is open for buisness. My friend complained to store management about not being able to see while working in the produce department. He told them that he could not do his job properly because he missed bad produce on the shelf that should have been removed. The majority of store management at the store level agreed but at the corporate level the management has yet to act. I will not name this grocery store because my friend asked me to keep this from the article. After researching this grocery store I found out they are part of Energy Star. This explained everything. Below is some history of Energy Star. Now you will begin to see the environmental take over of America and world for that matter into a prison planet using the fake “Green” environmental movement and global warming fraud. Also below I will write my interpretation of the symbols used in the Energy Star logo and the possible occult significance.

Source For History below: Wikipedia

Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products. It was first created as a United States government program in 1992, but Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union have also adopted the program. Devices carrying the Energy Star logo, such as computer products and peripherals, kitchen appliances, buildings and other products, save 20%-30% on average.[1] However, many European-targeted products are labeled using a different standard, TCO Certification, a combined energy usage and ergonomics rating from the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) instead of Energy Star.

The Energy Star program was created in 1992 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by power plants. The program was developed by John S. Hoffman, inventor of the Green Programs at US EPA, and implemented by Cathy Zoi and Brian Johnson.[citation needed] The program was intended to be part of a series of voluntary programs, such as Green Lights and the Methane Programs, that would demonstrate the potential for profit in reducing greenhouse gases and facilitate further steps to reducing global warming gases.[citation needed]

Initiated as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy efficient products, Energy Star began with labels for computer products. In 1995 the program was significantly expanded, introducing labels for residential heating and cooling systems and new homes.[2] As of 2006, more than 40,000 Energy Star products are available in a wide range of items including major appliances, office equipment, lighting, home electronics, and more. In addition, the label can also be found on new homes and commercial and industrial buildings. In 2006, about 12 percent of new housing in the United States was labeled Energy Star.[3]

The EPA estimates that it saved about $14 billion in energy costs in 2006 alone. The Energy Star program has helped spread the use of LED traffic lights, efficient fluorescent lighting, power management systems for office equipment, and low standby energy use.[4]

History of ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

In 1992 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced ENERGY STAR as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Computers and monitors were the first labeled products. Through 1995, EPA expanded the label to additional office equipment products and residential heating and cooling equipment. In 1996, EPA partnered with the US Department of Energy for particular product categories. The ENERGY STAR label is now on major appliances, office equipment, lighting, home electronics, and more. EPA has also extended the label to cover new homes and commercial and industrial buildings.

Through its partnerships with more than 12,000 private and public sector organizations, ENERGY STAR delivers the technical information and tools that organizations and consumers need to choose energy-efficient solutions and best management practices. ENERGY STAR has successfully delivered energy and cost savings across the country, saving businesses, organizations, and consumers about $16 billion in 2007 alone. Over the past decade, ENERGY STAR has been a driving force behind the more widespread use of such technological innovations as efficient fluorescent lighting, power management systems for office equipment, and low standby energy use.

Recently, energy prices have become a hot news topic and a major concern for consumers. ENERGY STAR provides solutions. ENERGY STAR provides a trustworthy label on over 50 product categories (and thousands of models) for the home and office. These products deliver the same or better performance as comparable models while using less energy and saving money. ENERGY STAR also provides easy-to-use home and building assessment tools so that homeowners and building managers can start down the path to greater efficiency and cost savings.

The Occult Significance Of The Energy Star Logo:

The Energy Star logo matches perfectly to the Satanic Pentagram formed by the streets of Washington D.C. put their by the Freemasons. Compare logo’s below. Cantontruth added the Energy Star logo to a cutting edge article below. Read article below to see why the Satanists and the freemasons use unfinished pentagrams.

Surprising Confirmation of the Unfinished Pentagram Revealed In “Riddles In Stone” – New Caltex Oil Logo Parallels Street Design in Washington, D.C.!

Viewers of the “Riddles In Stone” DVD uniformly declare that their favorite section in the entire video was our explanation of the nearly-completed Pentagram in the street layout of Washington, D.C., shown above, right. Not only is this unique street layout design just plain interesting, but 33rd Degree Masonic apologists have long held that this design is not a real pentagram because it is missing one segment. Their conclusion has always held that, since this Pentagram is not complete, it is not a Pentagram, but just an “art coincidence”.

But, in “Riddles In Stone”, we prove that Black Magick Satanists have long used this type of pentagram missing this one link in their ritual ceremonies. Thus, the Masonic architect — L’Enfant — who drew up the street design, was deliberately using a most Black Magick symbol! Then, we point out the many other Black Magick symbols used throughout Washington, D.C., in street layouts, in monuments, in paintings and sculpture.

We also quote Illuminati sources, proving that the major purpose in leaving one segment of a pentagram open is to allow demons to enter the pentagram! This symbol is simply pregnant with meaning and use within the realm of the occult.

We also inform our viewers that Venus — which is Lucifer in occult doctrine — etches a nearly perfect pentagram in her 8-year cycle around the Sun. This pentagram is not quite perfect, for it is missing the same segment as the pentagram in the street layouts of Washington, D.C.! The reason the orbit of Venus is missing this segment is that the planet goes into retrograde movement in the last two days of the 8-year rotation!

Thus, L’Enfant had Lucifer in mind when he designed this particular pentagram in Washington!

Now, please take a close look at this modern pentagram, above, with one segment missing. Caltex is the name for Chevron Texaco oil company in Africa. A Cutting Edge subscriber living in Namibia took a picture of this new logo standing in a service station parking lot.

The pentagram to the right is a screen shot taken from the DVD, ““Riddles In Stone”.

Were this Caltex pentagram rotated to an upside down Pentagram, the missing segment would match the missing segment perfectly in the Masonic street layout! This startling revelation means that occultists today are still using this symbol just as they did 250 years ago!

This symbol also reveals that the oil companies are controlled by Satan. As our studies have proven, the Illuminati has controlled the oil industry since its very beginning, and are aggressively using its profits to move the world into the global New World Order.

The Suspicious, Disturbing Death Of Election Rigger Michael Connell In Stark County Ohio

Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
December 21, 2008

Michael Connell, the crucial techno- lynch pin in the theft of the 2004 election, and much more, is dead at the age of 45. His unnatural, suspicious death raises serious questions about the corruption of the American electoral process that now may never be answered.

Connell died Friday, December 19 when his Piper Saratoga plane crashed near his northern Ohio home. He was flying himself home from the College Park, Maryland airport. An accomplished pilot, flying in unremarkable weather, his death cuts off a critical path to much of what may never be known about how the 2004 election was shifted from John Kerry to George W. Bush in the wee hours of November 2. His plane crashed between two houses in an upscale neighborhood, one vacant, just 2.5 miles from the Akron-Canton airport.

A long-time, outspokenly loyal associate of the Bush family, Connell created the Bush-Cheney website for their 2000 presidential campaign. Connell may have played a role in various computer malfunctions that helped the GOP claim the presidency in 2000. As a chief IT consultant and operative for Karl Rove, Connell was a devout Catholic and the father of four children. In various interviews and a deposition Connell cited his belief that abortion is murder as a primary motivating factor in his work for the Republican Party.

Connell recently wrote the following in his New Media Communications newsletter, regarding Barack Obama’s election: “In our 230 year history, our democracy has suffered worse fates. It’s just that none come to mind right now.” Connell wrote: “This is just a moment in time and this too shall pass. Enduring is the fact that 2000 years ago, a babe was born in Bethlehem. When our Lord God sent his only Son for our salvation,…In spite of the current economic and political conditions, salvation is eternal.”

Ohio Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell hired Connell in 2004 to create a real-time computer data compilation for counting Ohio’s votes. Under Connell’s supervision, Ohio’s presidential vote count was transmitted to private, partisan computer servers owned by SmartTech housed in the basement of the Old Pioneer Bank building in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Connell’s company, New Media Communications worked closely with SmartTech in building Republican and right-wing websites that were hosted on SmartTech servers. Among Connell’s clients were the Republican National Committee, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and The SmartTech servers at one point housed Karl Rove’s emails. Some of Rove’s email files have since mysteriously disappeared despite repeated court-sanctioned attempts to review them.

In 2001, Michael Connell’s GovTech Solutions, LLC was selected to reorganize the Capitol Hill IT network, the only private-sector company to gain permission from HIR [House Information Resources] to place its server behind the firewall, he bragged.

At 12:20 am on the night of the 2004 election exit polls and initial vote counts showed John Kerry the clear winner of Ohio’s presidential campaign. The Buckeye State’s 20 electoral votes would have given Kerry the presidency.

But from then until around 2am, the flow of information mysteriously ceased. After that, the vote count shifted dramatically to George W. Bush, ultimately giving him a second term. In the end there was a 6.7 percent diversion—in Bush’s favor—between highly professional, nationally funded exit polls and the final official vote count as tabulated by Blackwell and Connell.

Until his death Connell remained the IT supervisor for six Congressional committees. But on the day before the 2008 election, Connell was deposed by attorneys Cliff Arnebeck and Bob Fitrakis about his actions during the 2004 vote count, and his continued involvement in IT operations for the GOP, including his access to Rove’s e-mail files and the circumstances behind their disappearance.

Various threats have been repeatedly reported involving Connell and other IT experts close to the GOP. On July 24, 2008, Arnebeck emailed Attorney General Michael Mukasey, stating: “We have been confidentially informed by a source we believe to be credible that Karl Rove has threatened Michael Connell, a principal witness we have identified in our King-Lincoln case in federal court in Columbus, Ohio,….”

Connell’s death comes at a moment where election protection attorneys and others appeared to be closing in on critical irregularities and illegalities. In his pre-election deposition, Connell was generally evasive, but did disclose key pieces of information that could prove damaging to Karl Rove and the GOP. Examining attorneys in the King-Lincoln-Bronzeville civil rights lawsuit, stemming from the 2004 election theft, were confident Connell had far more to tell.

There is widespread concern that this may be the reason he is now dead.

Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash, Non-Profit Demands Full Federal Investigation

Sunday, Dec 21, 2008

Flashback: Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not ‘Take the Fall’ for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney

Michael Connell, the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush’s 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport. Velvet Revolution (”VR”), a non-profit that has been investigating Mr. Connell’s activities for the past two years, can now reveal that a person close to Mr. Connell has recently been discussing with a VR investigator how he can tell all about his work for George Bush. Mr. Connell told a close associate that he was afraid that George Bush and Dick Cheney would “throw [him] under the bus.”

A tipster close to the McCain campaign disclosed to VR in July that Mr. Connell’s life was in jeopardy and that Karl Rove had threatened him and his wife, Heather. VR’s attorney, Cliff Arnebeck, notified the United States Attorney General , Ohio law enforcement and the federal court about these threats and insisted that Mr. Connell be placed in protective custody. VR also told a close associate of Mr. Connell’s not to fly his plane because of another tip that the plane could be sabotaged. Mr. Connell, a very experienced pilot, has had to abandon at least two flights in the past two months because of suspicious problems with his plane. On December 18, 2008, Mr. Connell flew to a small airport outside of Washington DC to meet some people. It was on his return flight the next day that he crashed.

On October 31, Mr. Connell appeared before a federal judge in Ohio after being subpoenaed in a federal lawsuit investigating the rigging of the 2004 election under the direction of Karl Rove. The judge ordered Mr. Connell to testify under oath at a deposition on November 3rd, the day before the presidential election. Velvet Revolution received confidential information that the White House was extremely concerned about Mr. Connell talking about his illegal work for the White House and two Bush/Cheney 04 attorneys were dispatched to represent him.


An associate of Mr. Connell’s told VR that Mr. Connell was involved with the destruction of the White House emails and the setting up of the off-grid White House email system.

Mr. Connell handled all of John McCain’s computer work in the recent presidential campaign. VR has received direct evidence that the McCain campaign kept abreast of the legal developments against Mr. Connell by reading the VR dedicated website,

VR demands that the Ohio Attorney General and the United States Justice Department conduct a complete investigation into the activities of Mr. Connell and determine whether there was any foul play in his death. VR demands that federal law enforcement officials place the following people under protective custody pending this investigation. Heather Connell who is the owner of GovTech Solutions, Randy Cole, the former President of GovTech Solutions, and Jeff Averbeck, the CEO of SmartTech in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both GovTech and SmartTech have been implicated in the rigging of the 2000 and 2004 elections and the White House email scandal. Our prior request to have Mr. Connell protected went unheeded and now he is dead.

Mike Connell was warned not to fly before plane crash

Wayne Madsen
December 22, 2008

WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources in Ohio that Republican Party computer networking guru Mike Connell was warned not to fly in anonymous warnings conveyed to principals in the ongoing federal civil lawsuit of King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell, stemming from GOP-engineered vote fraud in the 2004 Ohio presidential election, as well as a potential Ohio racketeer-influenced criminal organization (RICO) criminal proceeding against former Bush White House aide Karl Rove and Blackwell, in the conspiracy to illegally steer Ohio’s 20 electoral votes to the Bush column in 2004.

Connell’s Piper Saratoga single-engine plane crashed during the evening of December 19 in Uniontown, Ohio, as it was preparing to land at Akron-Canton airport. There were no other passengers and Connell was killed in the crash. Connell had flown to College Park, Maryland, the previous day. Connell, who lived in Akron with his wife Heather and four children, often flew to Washington for activities related to his IT businesses.

Connell’s name surfaced as a key player in Rove’s election fraud conspiracy after this year’s July 17 Columbus news conference hosted by Cliff Arnebeck, the Ohio attorney who has been representing plaintiffs in the federal civil suit against former Republican Secretay of State J. Kenneth Blackwell. On the phone at the conference was John McCain campaign adviser and computer security specialist Stephen Spoonamore who identified Connell as a key player, as well as potential trial witness, in the GOP’s conspiracy to flip Ohio votes in the 2004 election.


Spoonamore and Connell had reportedly worked together on foreign elections in programs sponsored by the International Republican Institute (ISI) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Both had traveled abroad together on special election projects to ensure “fair voting” procedures.

For the first time, WMR has learned that the GOP vote flipping conspiracy was in place earlier than the November 2004 general election and was used to deny votes to Democratic candidates John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich in the March 2, 2004, Democratic primary. John Kerry won the primary with 52 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Edwards and 9 percent for Kucinich.

After Connell was identified as a potential witness in the civil case against Blackwell and a possible criminal Ohio RICO case against Rove, Blackwell, and perhaps others, the plaintiff attorneys received a tip from a high-level source in the McCain presidential campaign that Rove had issued a threat against Connell. Connell had worked for the 2008 McCain presidential campaign on the development of its web pages.

WMR has learned from our Ohio sources that five threats against Connell were conveyed to the election fraud plaintiff attorneys with the last tip being “Connell is in danger.” One of the threats reportedly made by Rove to Connell was that Connell could forget about a pardon from President George W. Bush if he did not “take the fall” in the event criminal charges were brought and that his wife Heather, who was used as a majority stockholder for one of Connell’s web design companies, GovTech Solutions, would be prosecuted for illegal lobbying. Connell’s other company is New Media Communications, Inc.

Wayne Madsen

We have also learned that one additional tip was relayed to Connell’s wife and it was to the effect that Connell “was in danger and he should not fly his plane.”

Connell’s firms received contracts to place its servers behind the House of Representatives firewall courtesy of then-House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney (R-OH), later jailed for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying-influence peddling scandal. Connell also designed and ran the web sites for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee. WMR has learned that through effective GOP control of these web sites, the Bush White House was able to monitor all committee e-mails and documents, including planning documents for House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

We have also learned that Connell’s IT firm did classified web site development work for the CIA.
Based on the threats against Connell, the federal judge hearing the civil suit King Lincoln v. Blackwell, conveyed to Connell that the court would protect him if he came forward. On October 17, 2008, Connell’s attorneys attempted to quash an October 8, 2008, plaintiff subpoena for his court appearance. On October 31, U.S. Judge Solomon Oliver denied the motion to quash the subpoena and ordered Connell’s deposition to proceed on November 3, the day before Election Day. WMR has learned that on Friday, October 31, Connell was nervous and “beet red” during the hearing to quash the subpoena. On Monday, November 3, Connell was composed and it is believed that his top shelf law firm had been selected by Rove to represent Connell for the deposition. Rove’s intent was to ensure that there would be no deposition from Connell before the November 4 election.

WMR has also learned that Connell was prepared to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the election fraud in Ohio and other states but that the offer of testimony was not acted upon senior staffers for House Judiciary Committee Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). A source in Columbus told us that some of Conyers’ senior staffers on his committee and in is office are not to be trusted on issues related to election fraud.

In addition, Rove and the Bush White House attempted to forestall testimony by election officials in Mahoning County and Youngstown, Ohio, on election fraud in 2004 by promising to have former Rep. James Traficant (D-OH), who is currently imprisoned after being convicted of corruption, released early in return for their silence. Traficant is not scheduled for release from federal prison until Sept, 2, 2009.