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Wendy McElroy ~ How Martial Law In America Will Affect You

Activist Post August 6 2013

Martial law occurs when the military or militarized law enforcement replaces civilian authorities in order to impose military rule during an emergency. Civil liberties are suspended. In the United States, a pivot point that signals martial law is the suspension of habeas corpus – the right to a hearing on whether an imprisonment is lawful. In practice, habeas corpus means a person cannot be imprisoned without legitimate charges and due process. The U.S. Constitution recognizes the suspension of habeas corpus as an identifying feature of martial law in Article I, Section 9, “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”

Obama is preparing to declare martial law in America. He may decide not to do so but it is a prepared option that requires nothing more than the say-so of one man. The necessary Executive Order has been authorized. The National Defense Resources Preparedness grants Obama power over “resources and services needed to support…plans and programs” in “the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States.” The grant of authority is so complete that it includes the ability to commandeer technology, industry, and the nation’s other resources down to its “food resources, livestock resources, and the distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer.”

The legal framework for martial law is in place.

The signs are unmistakable. They include: Homeland Security recently purchased $1.6 billion worth of ammunition for domestic use by its 100,000+ armed enforcement agents; it also acquired thousands of military-style armored vehicles.

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Michael Snyder ~ The Biggest Ponzi Scheme In The History Of The World

Economic Collapse blog June 23 2013

Did you know that you are involved in the most massive Ponzi scheme that has ever existed?  To illustrate my point, allow me to tell you a little story.  Once upon a time, there was a man named Sam.  When he was younger, he had been a very principled young man that had worked incredibly hard and that had built a large number of tremendously successful businesses.  He became fabulously wealthy and he accumulated far more gold than anyone else on the planet.  But when he started to get a little older he forgot the values of his youth.  He started making really bad decisions and some of his relatives started to take advantage of him.  One particularly devious relative was a nephew named Fred.  One day Fred approached his uncle Sam with a scheme that his friends the bankers had come up with.  What happened next would change the course of Sam’s life forever.

Even though Sam was the wealthiest man in the world by far, Fred convinced Sam that he could have an even higher standard of living by going into a little bit of debt.  In exchange for IOUs issued by his uncle Sam, Fred would give him paper notes that he printed off on his printing press.  Since the paper notes would be backed by the gold that Sam was holding, everyone would consider them to be valuable.  Sam could take those paper notes and spend them on whatever his heart desired.  Uncle Sam started to do this, and he started to become addicted to all of the nice things that those paper notes would buy him.

Fred took the IOUs that he received from his uncle and he auctioned them off to the bankers.  But there was a problem.  The IOUs issued by Uncle Sam had to be paid back with interest.  When the time came to pay back the IOUs, Uncle Sam could not afford to pay back the debts, pay the interest on those debts, and buy all of the nice things that he wanted.  So Uncle Sam issued even more IOUs than before so that he could get enough notes to pay off his debts.  As time rolled on, this pattern just kept on repeating.  Uncle Sam repeatedly paid off his old debts by taking out even larger new debts.

Meanwhile, since the notes that Uncle Sam was using were backed by gold, everyone else in the world decided to start using them to trade with one another.  This was greatly beneficial to Uncle Sam, because the rest of the world was glad to send him oil, home electronics, plastic trinkets and anything else that Uncle Sam wanted in exchange for his gold-backed notes.

Eventually, however, the rest of the world started to suspect that the number of gold-backed notes that Uncle Sam was issuing far exceeded the amount of gold that Uncle Sam actually had.  So the rest of the world started to trade in their notes for gold.

And by that time Uncle Sam definitely did not have enough gold to back up his notes.  Realizing that the scheme was starting to collapse, one day Uncle Sam announced that his notes would no longer be backed by gold.  But he insisted that the rest of the world should continue using his notes because he was the wealthiest man on the planet and everyone should just trust him.

And the rest of the world did continue to trust him, although it wasn’t the same as before.

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Greg Hunter ~ Weekly News Wrap Up June 14 2013 [Video]

USA Watchdog

This week in the Wrap-Up, we’re going to play“connect the dots” to see what kind of picture is developing in America.  Let’s start with NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.  He has released information that shows a gigantic government surveillance program that is spying on millions of Americans.  It’s not only in the U.S., but this surveillance program is reaching into Asia and Europe according to reports.  Many say he’s a hero, some say he’s a traitor.  Snowden says he’s just an American, and he says, he’s “here to reveal criminality.”   The White House says the intense spying program is fighting terrorists and perfectly legal.  It’s also perfectly outrageous, and many think it’s perfectly unconstitutional.

As far as fighting terrorists, how is it we can arm al-Qaeda in places like Syria, and kill al-Qaeda with a drone strike in places like Yemen?  Senator John McCain even had his picture taken with known al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria recently.  What gives?   All this spying must be more than to just thwart terrorists if you are spying on this many Americans.  It’s about control.

If you want more evidence of a government seeking control, look no further than the IRS scandal where the Obama administration was using the IRS to stop conservatives and religious groups from organizing opposition.  This is an absolute attack on First Amendment rights.  It is also more proof of a government wanting to assert control over its people.

Then, there are the stories that are now confirmed in many mainstream sources that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is buying nearly two billion rounds of ammunition and buying thousands of assault rifles.  Congress is even putting up legislation to stop DHS from buying any more ammunition.  Senator Inhofe from Oklahoma recently said DHS is buying ammunition to dry up supply.  The only reason for that is to assert more physical control over the population.

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J. D. Heyes ~ Victims Of Boston Lockdown Speak Out Against Police State Tyranny

NaturalNews May 16 2013

By now, images of Bostonians being forced from their homes by heavily armed police and federal agents who were searching for a lone terrorist bomber are well-known throughout the alternative media world.

Within hours after authorities in Boston, in collusion with the Feds, ordered a lockdown of the city and surrounding communities and unconstitutional, warrantless door-to-door searches of homes, video feeds of the police state tyranny were being posted online for the world to see what former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas later described as a dress-rehearsal for “martial law.”

Naturally, city and federal officials, many of whom initially denied or downplayed the situation (with the help of a compliant mainstream media), said nothing could be further from the truth. The door-to-door searches that took place during the lockdown and resultant scouring of neighborhoods, in which innocent residents were tossed out of their homes at gunpoint, were only too happy to comply with police because, after all, it was for the good and safety of the general public.

Well, in exclusive interviews with several Boston-area residents in the days following the searches, Infowars.com reveals that the tactics used by police as they searched for a wounded 19-year-old bombing suspect were not nearly as well-received as the mainstream would have you believe.

‘Dropped me off in the middle of nowhere’

“On the heels of prestitute Lawrence O’Donnell labeling Ron Paul a ‘liar’ when he called the manhunt and door-to-door searches in Watertown, Mass. a martial law exercise, Infowars reporter Dan ‘The Kraken’ Bidondi went to interview residents who were forced from their homes,” said the website.

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Judge Jeanine ~ Calls Out Obama & Holder Over Boston Bombings [Video]

ThinkOutsideTheTV May 5 2013 (Thanks, Minty!)

(Tee hee!) Judge Jeanine hands it to the Obama administration for its handling of the Boston bombing. She starts out saying if it weren’t our government this mishandling would make a great comedy skit. She herself is hilarious in her condemnation starting @ the 3’24” mark. The first 3 or so minutes set the stage. Let’s just say she doesn’t hold back once she hits her mark. Enjoy! ~G

Will House ~ Drones Against Boston?

Salem News May 4 2013 (Thanks, A)

In order for the government to send drones against people they wish to spy on or to attack, they must have GPS-coordinates. Are the people of Boston aware that Lockheed Martin collected their census data?

(BOSTON) – President Obama authorized the use of drones domestically when he signed FAA Reauthorization Act. They can now be used domestically for a wide range of functions, both public and private, governmental and corporate. And quite definitely against “domestic terrorists.”

Boston just had domestic terror suspects in their community. What if the president decided to send drones against terrorist suspects in Boston (or any other city), as it does on a daily basis against suspected terrorists in other countries?
There is nothing in place to stop him.

This much is clear:

  • the government no longer operates by due process since Congress has voted that no arrest, trial, or any evidence is required before the government may kill any American citizens,
  • the president has given himself the right to assassinate any American, without trial or any proof of wrong doing,
  • and the government has arranged in advance to use drones against the American public.

In order for the government to send drones against people they wish to spy on or to attack, they must have GPS-coordinates.

Are the people of Boston aware that Lockheed Martin collected their census data?

Lockheed Martin is not only a military contractor but a major producer of GPS systems (led by the Global Positioning Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center), and drones.

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David Icke ~ The Boston Bombing …

David Icke Newsletter May 4 2013

… What We’re Not Being Told

Despite this long backstory that the FBI has with the Tsarnaevs, a few days after the bombings an arrogant and uncomfortable-looking Richard Deslauriers, the FBI special agent in charge of the Boston Division, produced pictures of the brothers at a news conference and asked for the public’s help in identifying them. He said:

‘Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbours, co-workers, or family members of the suspects. Though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward.’

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The Truthseeker ~ Boston Bombing – What You Aren’t Told [Video]

RussiaToday May 3 2013

Triggers pulled on 4th, 2nd & 1st Amendments distracted by flag waving; clunky FBI propaganda; and unleash the War on Bathtubs. Seek truth from facts with former Marine Corps officer James Fetzer, editor of Storyleak Anthony Gucciardi, the Corbett Report’s James Corbett, Questioning the War on Terror author Kevin Barrett, Boston eyewitnesses, and Fmr. Rep. Ron Paul.

Ron Paul ~ Liberty Was Also Attacked In Boston

Ron Paul Institute April 28 2013 (Thanks, Carolyn)

Police perform house-to-house raids in Watertown MA ripping innocent families from their homes [Video]

Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.
These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law. The ostensible reason for the military-style takeover of parts of Boston was that the accused perpetrator of a horrific crime was on the loose. The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.

What has been sadly forgotten in all the celebration of the capture of one suspect and the killing of his older brother is that the police state tactics in Boston did absolutely nothing to catch them. While the media crowed that the apprehension of the suspects was a triumph of the new surveillance state – and, predictably, many talking heads and Members of Congress called for even more government cameras pointed at the rest of us – the fact is none of this caught the suspect. Actually, it very nearly gave the suspect a chance to make a getaway.

The “shelter in place” command imposed by the governor of Massachusetts was lifted before the suspect was caught. Only after this police state move was ended did the owner of the boat go outside to check on his property, and in so doing discover the suspect.

No, the suspect was not discovered by the paramilitary troops terrorizing the public. He was discovered by a private citizen, who then placed a call to the police. And he was identified not by government surveillance cameras, but by private citizens who willingly shared their photographs with the police.

As journalist Tim Carney wrote last week:

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