MSM: New Logan searches blasted

(BostonHerald) – Logan airport security just got more up close and personal as federal screeners launched a more aggressive palms-first, slide-down body search technique that has renewed the debate over privacy vs. safety.

The new procedure – already being questioned by the ACLU – replaces the Transportation Security Administration’s former back-of-the-hand patdown.

Boston is one of only two cities in which the new touchy-feely frisking is being implemented as a test before a planned national rollout. The other is Las Vegas.

“We’re all for good effective security measures,” American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts spokesman Christopher Ott said. “But, in general, we’re concerned about this seemingly constant erosion of privacy, and we wonder whether or not it’s really going to be effective. Full article here

Mexican Police To Patrol NY?

(AmericanFreePress) – In a series of events which has caused wide notice and a storm of protests, the government of Mexico, through its consulate in New York in the United Nations, has announced it will begin patrolling the New York City borough of Staten Island to “safeguard” its nationals there.

The actions of Mexico come after a series of incidents the Mexican government terms “bias attacks.”

Ironically, these so-called “hate crimes” have been perpetrated by blacks and Asians, indicative of rising tensions between various ethnic groups in the U.S. The Catholic Examiner and NBC New York both reported the Mexican government’s intention to mount surveillance, patrol and police in and around the Staten Island community of Port Richmond, which in recent years has seen a large influx of Mexican illegal immigrants. Continue reading

MSM: Did this man’s change of mind thwart case against G20 officer?

(MailOnline) – A pathologist in the case of the newspaper seller who died after being struck by a policeman during the 2009 G20 riots was facing fresh questions last night after he changed the wording of his post-mortem report, undermining attempts to prosecute the officer involved.

Dr Freddy Patel revised his findings a year after carrying out the first examination of Ian Tomlinson’s body. In his initial assessment, he reported that he had found three litres of ‘fluid blood’ in Mr Tomlinson’s stomach.

Twelve months later, however, he wrote another report in which he described the substance he had found as ‘fluid with blood’. Read More Here

10 Credible Conspiracy Theories?

(DailyBell) – Since Obama’s election, the constituent theories within the overarching narrative of the New World Order have increasingly made inroads into the mainstream national discourse. … Joseph Farah’s WorldNetDaily.com, for example, has grown its influence by peddling paranoia about the president’s birth certificate and AmeriCorps’ “domestic armies.” Earlier this year, the John Birch Society, a group with a long history of hatching and promoting wild conspiracy theories (including the idea that President Eisenhower was a communist agent), co-sponsored the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual powwow of leading conservatives and Republican Party figures. Speakers at this year’s conference included such mainstream names as Washington Post columnist George Will, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner. Here is a compilation of 10 of the most popular conspiracy theories currently circulating on the radical right and, increasingly, on points of the political spectrum much too close to the center for comfort.” – AlterNet

Dominant Social Theme: The lunatics need to be reined in.

Free-Market Analysis: While popular, left-wing website AlterNet cannot be considered mainstream media per se, this article partakes of the modern Western (mostly US) tradition of debunking suspicions that people may have about their government. It is especially a US dominant social theme – that the “paranoid style” of US politics generates fantastical suspicions about the US fedgov’s intentions. Various “right wing” nutcases are flagellated for not taking the US-based corporatocracy and military industrial complex at its word.

Never mind that the US government is a US$3 trillion-plus entity with world-spanning power and that entities so powerful and complex have their own logic and their own over-riding agenda. Never mind that the US has been almost constantly at war (somewhere in some fashion) for the past 100 years or longer. (Never mind, in fact, that the US now employs so many domestic and foreign intel operatives that it cannot keep track of them anymore.) In fact, when one looks into AlterNet at Wikipedia it becomes fairly clear that the money behind the group comes from the predictable power-elite pocketbook, including the Ford Foundation which never saw a socialist cause it couldn’t endorse and fund. (Henry Ford has been rolling like a top for decades.) Perhaps AlterNet is a promotion, too?

Anyway, such an article is of obvious interest to the Daily Bell because it counteracts (with the calm voice of reason) suspicions that the powers-that-be are in any sense aimed at US citizens themselves. These sorts of articles are actually quite numerous on the ‘Net, but this is a very good example of one. Here are the top ten list of conspiracy theories from AlterNet and our comments beneath. Continue reading

None Dare Call It Tyranny – Sheldon Richman

(FFF) – If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around.

The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants. It could bomb Iran tomorrow without a declaration of war from Congress. It can — and does — conduct secret wars and covert operations against countries that have done nothing to us. Of course, they are secret only to the ignorant taxpayers who must finance them and perhaps suffer when the provoked retaliation occurs. It can have men behind PlayStation consoles in Nevada fire Hellfire missiles from aerial drones on people in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere.

This tyrannical government can send any foreigner picked up anywhere in the world to third countries known for torturing prisoners. It can hold people accused of nothing indefinitely in prisons in Cuba and Afghanistan and torture them into making false confessions. It can conduct a war crimes trial in a military kangaroo court for a man, Omar Khadr, held captive for eight years after he was picked up at the age of 15 during a U.S. assault on villagers near Kabul. His torture-induced “confessions” will be admissible. All this is in violation of commitments under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict not to treat children in war as though they were adults.

It can assassinate even American citizens abroad without a scent of due process. Continue reading

Every Click You Make

(MotherJones) – Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a terrific series of stories called “What They Know.” The general subject was personal privacy—or the lack of it—in the digital world, and the first article in the series explained how websites routinely track your movements on the web and collect a genuinely astonishing amount of personal information about you in the process. The Journal examined 50 sites using a test computer and discovered that these sites collectively installed a total of 3,180 tracking files—an average of 63 tracking files per site:

The state of the art is growing increasingly intrusive, the Journal found. Some tracking files can record a person’s keystrokes online and then transmit the text to a data-gathering company that analyzes it for content, tone and clues to a person’s social connections. Other tracking files can re-spawn trackers that a person may have deleted.

….Some of the tracking files identified by the Journal were so detailed that they verged on being anonymous in name only. They enabled data-gathering companies to build personal profiles that could include age, gender, race, zip code, income, marital status and health concerns, along with recent purchases and favorite TV shows and movies.

A full list of the sites they examined is here. The most intrusive were dictionary.com and msn.com, which installed over 200 tracking files each. The least intrusive were craigslist.org and wikipedia.org. Continue reading

Why Cops Love the iPhone

(Infowars) – When Steve Jobs first announced the iPhone in January of 2007, the tech world was abuzz about what this single device could mean to the future of mobile communication. He told the crowd at Macworld that Apple was coming out with a communications device, internet browser and a media player. What police are discovering is that the iPhone is also a great tool for tracking and prosecuting their owners. It turns out that the iPhone stores a lot more information than you may think.

The Chicago Sun-Times published an article expanding on how police are using iPhones in their investigations. Continue reading

Video: The Alternative to Naked body Scanners – ScanWoW

WARNING – Explicit Content

Is your body too embarrassing to be seen on the airport naked body scanners? Then get NEW ScanWoW! Continue reading

Video: Hearing set for soldier in Obama birth certificate case

(CNN) – A court hearing is scheduled for Friday in the case of an Army officer who has refused to deploy to Afghanistan because, in his view, President Barack Obama has not proven that he was born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president.

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled to go before a judge in Virginia to enter a plea on charges that include disobeying a lawful order and dereliction of duty.

He is a decorated Army doctor and an 18-year veteran who is now facing court martial for disobeying orders to ship out for another tour of duty in Afghanistan. Video Link Here

Legislation From Irish Government Will Allow Foreign Police On Irish Streets

(SovereignInd) – The Irish Government are currently drawing up legislation that would allow Gardai (Irish Police) to be sent abroad to other E.U countries and for foreign police forces to be sent here to police Irish streets. We at the Sovereign Independent warned many times coming up to the Lisbon Treaty that this would be the situation if the treaty passed. This was denied by our Government and dismissed as conspiracy theory nonsense at the time, However as warned this is exactly what is happening now. Read More Here

Is the United States a Dictatorship?

(PalestineTel) – Unfortunately for some decades now the past Presidents and key members of the US Government have been on one continuous war footing. They have embarked on an extremely aggressive foreign policy and taken over the role of policing the world in place of the United Nations. It is clearly evident that as far as the United States is concern you had better “Do as I say or else.”

This aggressiveness is so advanced it is no longer possible to negotiate with them on a fair and balanced playing field. This policy is not only confined to the US but also extends over in the UK, France, Germany and Israel which has basically made each of their leaders and respective governments very unpopular with the people.

It is a known fact that when a leader or government reaches an all time low it is time to assert your authority, spread fear or mass hysteria amongst your populations and then take your country to war, all of which in on false pretenses. Read More Here

Video: Alex Talks to Inactive & Active Military Servicemen About Police State Activity in Their Area

Alex takes calls in the last hour today to talk to military personal about what police stae activity they’ve been hearing and seeing in their area within the past few months. Continue reading

Video: Why Oath Keepers are Under Attack – Stewart Rhodes Oath Keepers

(OathKeepers) – Oath Keepers is an educational organization. Our message is simple: Obey your oath to the Constitution. Continue reading

Video: Austin Police being Trained in Iraq for Checkpoints back in USA – Alex Jones Tv

Alex takes a call from Mike in texas about Austin Police officials being trained in Iraq for checkpoints back on the homefront.

Alex has done some checking and confirmed that this training is going on. Austin police trained with the army, all in an effort to fuel the secret takeover of America. Continue reading

French police use live ammunition against riots over police killings

(WSWS) – Over the last week, two young men were shot and killed while attempting to flee police, in the suburbs of Grenoble and the village of Saint-Aignan in central France. Police have responded to riots provoked by the killings with massive police deployments, firing live ammunition. Continue reading

NSA Has Gotten So Big, Area Around It Has 112 Acres Of Parking Spaces

(RawStory) – In yet another terrifying expose, The Washington Post continues to lift the veil on just how massive the US government’s spying operation has become.

Dana Priest — whose Pulitzer prize winning journalism exposed the existence of  U.S. secret prisons abroad, continues in today’s story to show just how much money is being shelled out to the private companies that now operate the lion’s share of America’s spy network. Continue reading

Video: Infowars Exclusive – Operation Vigilant Guard – Chicago 2010

In Operation Vigilant Guard, a Prison Planet.tv exclusive, Infowars.com reporters and filmmakers Rob Dew and Jason Douglass venture to Chicago, Illinois, to document the militarization of domestic response during disasters and terrorist events in the United States.

It is not simply the U.S. military — specifically the National Guard federalized under the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act — and Homeland Security along with local police participating in exercises held state-wide in Illinois, but the Polish and Latvian military as well. Continue reading

2400 Canadian Soldiers on 72 Hour Notice For Gulf Deployment

(BeforeItsNews) – 2400 Canadian Soldiers and the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Edmonton Alberta are on a 72 Hour notice for deployment to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) frequently train with U.S. Army units including up to a 3 year secondment in the U.S. Military for Career Officers. The Canadian Engineer Regiment is often associated with the British SAS and their role in recent conflicts such as Bosnia and Afghanistan has seen them doing less reconstruction work and more urban pacification and counter insurgency operations. Continue reading

2400 Canadian Soldiers deployed to Gulf Coast

(BeforeItsNews) – 2400 Canadian Soldiers and the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Edmonton Alberta are on a 72 Hour notice for deployment to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) frequently train with U.S. Army units including up to a 3 year secondment in the U.S. Military for Career Officers. The Canadian Engineer Regiment is often associated with the British SAS and their role in recent conflicts such as Bosnia and Afghanistan has seen them doing less reconstruction work and more urban pacification and counter insurgency operations.

Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Continue reading

BP Oil Gusher

(BBC) – Russian sub ‘could stop oil leak’

Russian-owned submersibles would be able to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the captain of one of the vessels has said. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Toxicologists: Corexit “Ruptures Red Blood Cells, Causes Internal Bleeding”, “Allows Crude Oil To Penetrate “Into The Cells” and “Every Organ System” – Read More Here

(CBCCanada) – Canada may sue BP over oil spill

P.E.I. fishermen were briefed about the potential move at a meeting with Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials Friday in Stanhope. Read More Here

(FemaleFaust) – The People of Santa Barbara vs. Big Corporate Oil(A Cautionary Tale)

or, Who Has Power and Who Does Not in America Read More Here

Video: BP OIL SPILL HEALTH EMERGENCY! DIRE! MUST BE WATCHED! Corexit Being Sprayed From Coast Guard Planes! – Video Link Here

(RawStory) – Residents outraged: BP dumping oily waste in Gulf landfills – Read More Here

(StPetersburgTimes) – In the Panhandle, the ‘Summer of Oil’ seems endless

If the wind is blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, she said, “the oil smell is often very strong, too strong to be outside.” Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: Gulf toxicologist – Shrimpers exposed to Corexit “bleeding from the rectum” – View Video Here

(8NewsNow) – BP’s Environmental Mess in Nevada

New figures show BP Oil is falling short of what it promised it could do to clean up spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico. BP told federal regulators it would be able to collect nearly half a million barrels of oil each day in the event of a spill, but has managed to gather a mere 900 barrels per day since the spill began 77 days ago.

The Gulf might seem like a long way from Nevada, but our state has also been on the receiving end of BP promises, and they didn’t work out well either. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Government Trying to Sweep Size of Oil Spill Under the Rug, Just As It Tries to Sweep the Economic Crisis, 9/11 and Everything Else Under the Rug

As I previously pointed out, the Gulf oil spill is very similar to 9/11, because – in both cases – the responders helping with rescue and clean up were getting sick … but were told they don’t need any safety gear. And see this.

In addition, the government is keeping scientists away from “ground zero” of the oil spill and – for that reason – scientists cannot accurately measure the size of the oil spill. Read More Here

(BPSlick) – Video: Citizen Journalist Denied Access to Alabama Beach

While the Obama administration continues to say the national policy is that no American journalist can be restricted from access to oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, contractors for the British Petroleum oil giant seem not to have gotten the word.

BP executives must be thinking that since they broke the Gulf, they now own it.

Will the press and the American people and the administration stand for it? Continue reading

Video: Tyranny Response Team Exposes the D.C. Police State

(Infowars) – The Police State is Here! Members of the South New Jersey Tyranny Response Team recently took a trip to Washington DC. It was a simple trip planned just to take a look at the monuments and museums. No protests were scheduled, nor had any new or notable threats been issued during the time we were there. Despite this we were met with an amazingly large and intimidating police state. Police were literally standing on every corner in many areas of the city. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones Exposes Drive Thru Tyranny

(July 7) – Alex Jones, came in the office, his blood was boiling, as he launched into a news story about the national guard assisting the local police in New York state to scan peoples cars with high powered gamma radiation scanners to look for drugs and weapons. He covers a host of other subjects please watch and spread around. Continue reading

Video: Police at G20 – “There is no civil rights here in Ontario, how many times do you need to be told that?”

(VLog) – Apparently we have no rights and we dont live in Canada anymore, we live in G20 LAND!!! wow i’ve been so ignorant and neive my whole life!!! Continue reading

Video: Obama’s “Consequence Management Response Force” Ready To Be Deployed Against Americans In October

(BonfiresBlog) – In October of this year, one month prior to the November midterm elections, a special army unit known as ‘Consequence Management Response Force’ will be ready for deployment on American soil if so ordered by the President.

The special force, which is the new name being given to the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry, has been training at Fort Stewart, Georgia and is composed of 80,000 troops.

According to the Army Times,

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack. Continue reading

G20 cops threaten reporters with ‘rape’

(PressTV) – Numerous journalists covering protests during the G20 summit in Toronto, Canada, have been strip-searched by police.

Amy Miller, one of the four journalists who have now filed complaints with Ontario’s police watchdog, has told of her ordeal in police detention.

She says she was physically assaulted and was threatened with gang rape. Continue reading

House Approves Martial Law Rule?

(FellowShipOfMinds) – Yesterday, the first item on the Daily Schedule of the House of Representatives for July 1, 2010, was a vote on the adoption of the Martial Law Rule for H.R. 5618 – Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act.

I tried to find information on the net, but could only find this on House Minority Leader John Boehner (R)’s website, The Republican Cloakroom: – Continue reading

Video: Obama Calls for Pentagon “Civilian Component”

(KurtNimmo) – Once again, Obama has called for a civilian component to work with the Pentagon.

Speaking at a town hall event in Racine, Wisconsin, on July 31 Obama said U.S. troops are carrying too much of the burden in Iraq and Afghanistan and doing too many things that are more appropriate for civilians, such as building schools and setting up justice systems, according to the Associated Press. He called for a civilian component as large as the military.

“We just got to be smart about using all the elements of American power, not just one element of American power,” he said. “The problem is — is that we don’t have a civilian effort that has always matched up to the military effort.  So the military  goes in there, they clear out everything, they’re — they’re making  everything secure, and now the question is, all right, can we get the  civilians to come in to work with the local governments to improve the  situation?  And a lot of times that civilian side of it has been under-resourced.” Continue reading

BP Oil Gusher

(RussiaToday) – Video: Poison Spreads – Gulf air turns toxic after oil spill ‘relief effort’

As Hurricane Alex is sweeping towards the American coastline, it has already disrupted the oil spill containment efforts in the Gulf of Mexico …and drawn the crude to environmentally sensitive regions. Meanwhile further inland, people are starting to complain about strange symptoms and illnesses that could be related to the clean-up work. View Video Here

(MiamiHerald) – Oil hitting Mississippi beaches by the ton – Read More Here

(SundayPaper) – UGA SCIENTIST: TOO LITTLE RESEARCH ON GASES AT OIL DISASTER SITE IN GULF – Read More Here

(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Top scientist: Only one ship testing methane levels in Gulf, NOAA hiding results; Amount is “just startlingly high” – Read More Here

(Examiner) – Florida least affected as oil spill fishing closure now covers about 33% of the Gulf of Mexico – Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Department of Energy: Oil Well Drill Pipe Was Violently Ejected Upwards Into the Blowout Preventer – Read More Here

(BostonTea) – BP Oil Disaster

Below is a list of links to stories and information regarding the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. The first two are the most important, in my opinion. This must be the greatest environmental disaster in the history of mankind. It threatens the gulf region and perhaps even the entire world with total devastation. The articles below demonstrate BP’s negligence and the government’s role in worsening the situation. Read More Here

Video: Australian 60 Minutes Coverage of BP Oil Spill – Video Link Here

(DJMD) – The BP Environmental Catastrophe: Living on a Dying Delta – Dahr Jamail – Read More Here

(AP) – Video: Raw Video – World’s Largest Oil Skimmer Arrives – Video Link Here

(MorningBell) – Obama’s Oil Spill To-Do List – Read More Here

(Rense) – Treachery In The Gulf

What has happened in the Gulf of Mexico was not by accident. It was most likely a design to support an agenda. What that agenda is we do not know exactly but I will try to connect the dots. We may soon know the true extent of its nature by the “solutions” our government imposes on the people in the Gulf area. Read More Here

(FoxNews) – Video: People Getting Sick GULF OIL SYNDROME – View Video Here

(PaulWatson) – Obama Wants The Oil Spill Crisis To Get Worse

Why has President Obama waited over two months into the BP oil spill crisis before accepting offers of international assistance that were there from the very start, seemingly waiting for hurricanes to hit the region which will only make the crisis worse? Read More Here

(MiamiHerald) – Oil hitting Mississippi beaches by the ton – Read More Here

(June 30) – Video: Alex Jones – Obama Forbids Republicans from Visiting Gulf Oil Spill Disaster!! – Continue reading

Czech Military to Help National Guard Establish “Chemical Warfare Unit” in Texas

(Infowars) – According to Texas National Guard chief commander Adjutant General Jose S. Mayorga, soldiers from the Czech military 31st brigade of radiation, chemical and biological protection will help their US counterparts establish a similar unit in Texas. The soldiers are expected to arrive somewhere next month. Continue reading

Video: Toronto Transformed Into Locked Down Police State

See Also: (CP24) – Protesters set fires, smash windows in violent G20 demonstrationRead More Here

(SteveWatson) – Sweeping police powers with no limits, military style checkpoints, LRAD sound cannons, huge makeshift prisons and a taxpayer bill of $1 billion Continue reading

Video: Alex Updates Us on Rob Dew’s Report of illinois Guard working with Polish Troops to Take Guns

(June 18) – Alex udates us on when rob dew will give his full report on what he saw in chicago concerning National guard units working with Polish troops to disarm americans. Continue reading

Video: Rob Dew Briefs Alex About Polish Troops Training with Illinois National Guard to Take on Gun Owners!

(June 17) – Rob Dew Just got back from the state of illinois and video tapped Polish troops training with National Guardsmen to take Americans Guns Away
when the order comes down! Continue reading

Imaging, Spy-Cams and Drones: The New Hi Tech Homeland Security State – Tom Burghardt

(AntiFascistCalling) – As “gee-whiz” high-tech wonders seamlessly morph into “your papers, please!,” more often than not in “new normal” America science and technological innovation are little more than deranged handmaids serving corporate crime and political power.

In the interest of “keeping us safe,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unveiled a spiffy new surveillance cam “that puts others to shame,” CNET breezily reported last week. Continue reading

National Guard Training For Riot Control, Mass Detentions

(SHTFPlan) – In a previous story we noted that Reports Surfacing of Multi-State National Guard Mobilizations.

Further information made available after our report, much of which was published in the comment section by contributors who scoured the web for more information on the subject, suggests that the report was true and that national guard units had indeed been called up for training and possible deployment for domestic emergencies.

With the BP oil leak heating up (literally), there is a distinct possibility of noxious fumes and toxic hurricanes hitting our coasts over the coming months. Because there is minimal research on the subject available to the public, it is difficult to establish what is or is not a threat. Nonetheless, we advise those of our readers on or near the coast to remain aware of any developments regarding the possibility of emergencies or evacuations in their areas.

For those who may think we are overreacting to the possibility that the federal government would respond to an emergency, specifically mandatory evacuations on the gulf coast with the use of National Guard troops, we direct you to the article below, brought to our attention by Worldwide Wake Up Now and originally published at Public Intelligence. Read entire article