Category Archives: Politics

Steve Watson ~ Ron Paul: Scrap CIA, NSA, Bring Troops Home

Former Congressman slams “disingenuous” Obama over torture

RonPaulNever one to hold back when it comes to corrupt big government agencies, former Congressman Ron Paul said Tuesday that the world would be a much better place if the CIA were completely abolished.

Responding in part to the release of the Summary of the forthcoming Senate report on CIA torture, and also to an impending possible government shutdown, Paul stated “my government shutdown would be something to be proud of.”

“Abolish the NSA, the TSA, the CIA and all spying on American citizens.” Paul urged.

Referring to actual government shutdowns as “mediocre PR stunts,” the former Congressman also said that if he had his way, both the IRS and the Federal Reserve would be shut down. Continue reading

Dana Blanton ~ Fox News Poll: Record 58 Percent Would Repeal Obamacare

obamacareExchangeCartoonFew American voters feel their family is better off under ObamaCare, and a record number would repeal the law if they could.

In addition, if comments by one of the health care law’s authors about lying to “stupid” Americans are true, over half of voters think President Obama or other administration officials are responsible for that deception.

These are just some of the findings from a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Click here for the poll results.

Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who helped develop the health care law, has said several times that a lack of transparency and the stupidity of American voters were critical to getting the law passed.

The new poll finds 56 percent of voters are at least somewhat bothered by Gruber’s comments.  Continue reading

Congress Passes Bill Granting “Unlimited Access To Communications Of Every American” [Video]

GovtSpyingAs reported at Red Flag News August 13th 2013, Barack Obama claimed that Congress knew about the lengths to which the National Security Agency was going in spying on American citizens. He also said they have oversight of the NSA spy programs, saying that they are “subject to congressional oversight and congressional reauthorization and congressional debate.”

Once again another lie. There seems to be no stopping this administration when it comes to the crimes they commit against the constitution and on the American people’s rights.

According to Congressman Justin Amash, Congress just passed a bill, (Dec 11th 2014)  which grants the government and law enforcement “unlimited access to the communications of every American”.

When the Michigan lawmaker discovered that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 had been amended with a provision that authorizes “the acquisition, retention, and dissemination” of all communications data from U.S. citizens, he desperately attempted to organize a roll call vote on the bill. Continue reading

Jonathan Turley ~ Reid: Administration’s Mismanagement Of Obamacare Rollout Cost The Election

jonathanTurleyWe have been seeing leading Democrats going public recently with their views that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” was a political blunder or a simply poorly drafted mistake. This included the third-highest ranked Democrat, Chuck Schumer, who said that it was a mistake to even try to pass the legislation in the first term when most Americans did not place health care as a priority for action. Now the highest ranked Democrat, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, is saying that the Obama Administration may have doomed Democrats in Congress with its poor management and blunders in the rollout of the program.

Reid told the New York Times: “We never recovered from the rollout because the election became one that was directed toward the president. We couldn’t overcome that.” Continue reading

Catherine J. Frompovich ~ CIA Un-Cloaked – Who Or What Should Be Next?

“The upshot or take away regarding Congress is this: Congress has oversight and needs to get out of the deep back pockets of vested interest groups and their lobbyists who prowl Capitol Hill poisoning the well with proprietary misinformation that, in turn, makes life expensive, problematic, and a ‘police state’ out of the USA.” – C J Frompovich

CIA-BadgePOTUSAfter years of conjecture and apparent “conspiracy theories,” taxpayers in the United States finally are getting a handle – possibly only one of many that could be rendered or available – about the CIA, the infamous Central Intelligence Agency, which should have been taken to task many years ago, in this writer’s opinion.

Is a newly-released Senate report [1] vindication for all those whistleblowers, especially John Kiriakou, who currently is serving time in the federal pen at Loretto, Pennsylvania, that the CIA needed to be taken to task and exposed, something the U.S. Congress apparently refused to do for years, until now.

According to Wikipedia,

He [Kiriakou] is notable as the first official within the U.S. government to confirm the use of waterboarding of al-Qaeda prisoners as an interrogation technique, which he described as torture. [2]

To the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s credit, though, “This action marked the culmination of a monumental effort that officially began with the Committee’s decision to initiate the Study in March 2009, but which had its roots in an investigation into the CIA’s destruction of videotapes of CIA detainee interrogations that began in December 2007.” [3]

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Rep. Massie Exposes Obamacare Architect Gruber As Economic Eugenicist in Hearing

Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky laid into Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber at today’s OGR Hearing in Congress, exposing him fully as an economic eugenicist.

Massie referred to Gruber’s economic paper on how giving free abortions to the poor would reduce the population burden for the better people, and how he endorses rationing end-of-life care for the poor for the same reason.

He even got Gruber to agree that he was “condescending” to the American people, that he lied to the public for their own good like they were children. Incredible exchange.


SF Source Activist Post  Dec 9 2014

Gowdy To Gruber: Is Your Apology Because You Said It Or Because You Meant It? [Video]

Rep. Gowdy questions Jonathan Gruber on his disparaging remarks calling the American people “stupid. This is an EXCELLENT cross examination of a witness. Go Gowdy!


SF Source Tgowdysc  Dec 9 2014

(Thanks, Minty)

 

Stephen Lendman ~ Political Prisoners In America And Israel

“An earlier Israeli Bar Association (IBA) report discussed harrowing conditions isolated prisoners endure. Wings unfit for human habitation. Dungeon-like. Infested with insects. Rancid from sewer and mold odors. Violating the most basic human rights. Israel’s 1971 Prison Ordinance excludes prisoner rights.” – S Lendman

steveLendmanThousands languish in their gulags. Among the worst worldwide. For supporting human rights. Voicing dissent. Opposing what no one should support.

Denouncing police state practices. Wanting brutalized people liberated. Urging others to get active for freedom.

Demand fundamental change. For rights everyone deserves. Affirmed under international law.

Real democracy. Not fantasy illusion. Government of, by and for everyone equitably.

America and Israel oppose these notions. Criminalize them irresponsibly. Subject offenders to brutalizing treatment.

Including barbaric solitary confinement. Worst when longterm. Torture by any other name.

Worse than physical abuse. Psychology Professor Craig Haney says longterm isolation produces irrational anger, chronic apathy, lethargy, depression and despair.

Some prisoners stop behaving. Become catatonic. Others experience revenge fantasies.

Some normal prisoners become sociopaths. Others hallucinate out-of-control.

In 1890, the US Supreme Court almost banned the practice. On grounds of unconstitutionality.

Writing for the majority in a case involving a convicted murderer isolated for a month, Justice Samuel Miller voiced “serious objections,” saying:

“A considerable number of the prisoners fell, after even a short confinement, into a semi-fatuous condition, from which it was next to impossible to arouse them, and others became violently insane; others, still, committed suicide; while those who stood the ordeal better were not generally reformed, and in most cases did not recover sufficient mental activity to be of any subsequent service to the community.”

At the time, prolonged isolation was used sparingly. Some prisons avoided it entirely.

Today it’s widespread. Affecting many thousands. Gross injustice and then some. At least 25,000 in supermax prisons. Continue reading

Alexander Light ~ The Top Of The Pyramid: The Rothschilds, The British Crown And The Vatican

There are two operant Crowns in England, one being Queen Elizabeth II.

Although extremely wealthy, the Queen functions largely in a ceremonial capacity and serves to deflect attention away from the other Crown, who issues her marching orders through their control of the English Parliament.

This other Crown is comprised of a committee of 12 banks headed by the Bank of England (House of Rothschild). They rule the world from the 677-acre, independent sovereign state know as The City of London, or simply ‘The City.’

The City is not a part of England, just as Washington D.C., is not a part of the USA.

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The City is referred to as the wealthiest square mile on earth and is presided over by a Lord Mayor who is appointed annually.

When the Queen wishes to conduct business within the City, she is met by the Lord Mayor at Temple (Templar) Bar where she requests permission to enter this private, sovereign state. She then proceeds into the City walking several paces behind the Mayor.

Her entourage may not be clothed in anything other than service uniforms.

In the nineteenth century, 90% of the world’s trade was carried by British ships controlled by the Crown. The other 10% of ships had to pay commissions to the Crown simply for the privilege of using the world’s oceans. Continue reading