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Ralph Nader on How to Dismantle the Corporate State

He definitely sees the bigger picture:

Ralph Nader on How to Dismantle the Corporate State

This is back from May, so it may have been posted already. If so, watch it again


The colors of ISIS coincidentally are black and white. It is no surprise that they share the colors of another terrorist organization that we are extremely familiar with and that has killed countless humans in America. The worst parts? They don't even keep track of how many they actually kill, they just keep pulling their triggers and killing more. Also, no one is fighting their growing power, and no one seems to acknowledge that they even are terrorists. Which is a worse threat to America? ISIS in the middle east, or the terrorists here: millions of them who have taken over our legal systems.

1) They break into your homes with automatic weapons and grenades
2) They steal your money, vehicles, homes, and any other property you have worked to earn and keep most of them
3) They kill you if you deviate from their exact orders, or sometimes for no reason at all other than to kill
4) They have no legal repercussions for their actions because they essentially *are* the legal process
5) If they do decide to kill you, your family members, or your loved ones, there will be nothing you can do
6) They are constantly on patrol, watching you in your neighborhoods, intimidating you with their lawless presence
7) Anything they do is seen as forgivable as long as they say "I don't know", "I felt my life was in danger", or "There were drugs"
8) They may lock you in a prison camp for the rest of your life by framing you for crimes if you get on their bad side for any reason, or simply if they have a bad day
9) They want to see your papers all the time and for you to constantly prove your residence and innocence
10) If you attempt to peacefully assemble you will suffer and be arrested; you may be gassed, beaten, or killed
11) They buy out the media, politicians, and the legal system with the money they steal
12) If they decide you are guilty, nothing you can do will prove otherwise
13) They have been outsourced by something known as "infrastructure privatization" and they could be secretly owned by anyone, anywhere in the world...
14) Every day, the constitution means less and less, because they are slowly stripping your rights away... one by one...
15) All the laws that you have to obey apply to none of them; they are exempt

My main point in the title is, we already have terrorism in the United States... Why are we worried about ISIS who has killed a handful of Americans, when we have terrorists here killing 2 or more every day?

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
-Martin Niemöller

Police Captain In Louisiana Gets Away With Drunk Driving Hit And Run

Here's The Link

Police Captain says sorry, and gets a simple ticket for a crime that would've put anyone else in jail. Oh, wait, they can't ticket her because they found a loophole in the law. I'm SHOCKED
She also received a lateral transfer. OH THE HORROR

Knocks on Vizena's door at the time of the accident were not answered.

Boudreaux said he did speak with Vizena later in the morning, but that was hours after the 2 a.m. incident, so a sobriety test was not possible.

Still, he said that Vizena told him she had been drinking that night at local night spot with friends.

"She apologized for her actions and said she knows she was wrong to have been driving while intoxicated," Boudreaux said.

As for the ticket that was issued to Vizena, he said his investigation has plenty of evidence and probable cause to support the reckless driving charge.

"I feel the case was handled properly according to the law and we handled it the same as we would have for anyone," Boudreaux said.

"And like anyone else, Vizena is innocent until proven guilty," Boudreaux said.

In the sheriff's defense, Boudreaux said there was no interference with his department's investigation.

First they came...

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

- Martin Niemöller 1892-1984

End Police Brutality Now. We all know where this road leads. It effects all of us.

National Action Against Police Brutality

Another Defense Contract Scam

US to sell Saudi Arabia $1.75bn worth of Patriot air defenses

Saudi Arabia will get a whole set of air defense systems, consisting of Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3 missiles with containers and other associated equipment, including “2 PAC-3 Telemetry Kits, 6 Fire Solution Computers, 36 Launcher Station Modification Kits, 2 Missile Round Trainers, 2 PAC-3 Slings, 6 Patriot Automated Logistics Systems Kits, 6 Shorting Plugs, spare and repair part,” the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency reported.

United States Police, What?

I'm going to mention a few things here:

#1 Executive Order 12803, Signed by George H. W. Bush on April 30, 1992....
Link Here

"Privatization" means the disposition or transfer of an infrastructure asset, such as by sale or by long-term lease, from a State or local government to a private party.

(b) "Infrastructure asset" means any asset financed in whole or in part by the Federal Government and needed for the functioning of the economy. Examples of such assets include, but are not limited to: roads, tunnels, bridges, electricity supply facilities, mass transit, rail transportation, airports, ports, waterways, water supply facilities, recycling and wastewater treatment facilities, solid waste disposal facilities, housing, schools, prisons, and hospitals.

#2 The Privatization of our prison systems...
Link Here

Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.

What has happened over the last 10 years? Why are there so many prisoners?

“The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up. Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners’ work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their workforce. The system feeds itself,” says a study by the Progressive Labor Party, which accuses the prison industry of being “an imitation of Nazi Germany with respect to forced slave labor and concentration camps.”

#3 The Privatization of our police forces... 2007
Link Here

With the sleeve patch on his black shirt, the 9mm gun on his hip and the blue light on his patrol car, he looked like an ordinary police officer as he stopped the car on a Friday night last month. Watt works, though, for a business called Capitol Special Police. It is one of dozens of private security companies given police powers by the state of North Carolina -- and part of a pattern across the United States in which public safety is shifting into private hands.

In conclusion, an example of how to start your own private police force with all the same rights as government public servants:
Link Here

Michael Youlen is a force to be reckoned with—a police force, that is.

Youlen, a former Manassas Police officer and private detective, started his own police force, the Manassas Housing Police Authority, in Manassas just over a year ago.

Through the agency, he is equipped with arresting powers, black unmarked cars, a private dispatch service and the ability to call for mutual assistance from neighboring law enforcement.

The police authority is an independent agency given the same powers by the Virginia Circuit Court as any traditional law enforcement agency, he said.

"The very notion is new to Northern Virginia, but it is not new to Virginia," Youlen said. "We have a very proud history of private police departments in Virginia."

What's really going on in Ferguson, I wonder? Since apparently, anyone can start a police force now-a-days... How about we all start our own and weed out corruption... Use this bogus ability to act as private cops to do better in the world...

ALSO, what stops a private prison system owner from also creating a private police force? That creates huge crimes against humanity and leaves the door wide open to exploit human lives for money in an even more direct approach than people previously imagined... Grrrr

Feds charge ex-FBI agent in alleged bribery scheme

A former FBI special agent in New York and two Connecticut men have been charged for their alleged roles in a bribery scheme to dig up confidential information about a key figure in Bangladeshi politics, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan said.
Robert Lustyik, 50, was arrested Friday on an allegation that he and a childhood friend, Johannes Thaler, 49, solicited cash from a third man in exchange for documents and information to which Lustyik had access to because of his FBI job.

Feds charge ex-FBI agent in alleged bribery scheme

In court documents and at the plea hearings, Lustyik and Thaler admitted that from
October 2011 to September 2012, Lustyik, while employed as an FBI counterintelligence special
agent, and Thaler conspired to use Lustyik’s official position to obstruct a criminal investigation
into Michael Taylor, a businessman who owned and operated American International Security
Corporation and was under investigation for paying kickbacks to obtain a series of contracts
from the Department of Defense worth approximately $54 million.

Further and more detailed information on the case(pdf):

I find it interesting that not much attention has been brought to this? I remember mentioning some of the defense contract bribery and kickback schemes I witnessed when I was in the military and this reminded me of it.

Liberia, the United States, and Ebola

Beginning in 1820, thousands of freed African-American slaves colonized a patch of western Africa with the help of prominent American abolitionists. They named that nation ”Liberia,” modeling their flag and political institutions after the United States.

English is the official language of Liberia for this very reason.

Full Link:
CNN Guest: ‘How Dare We’ Cut Off Liberia Flights When ‘American Slavery’ Created That Country

Comforting Fact Regarding Ebola in the US

In 2008-2009, a healthcare worker returned from Uganda stricken with Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever.
Marburg is closely related to Ebola and it's transmission from human-to-human methods are nearly identical.

More Information on Marburg:
Marburg haemorrhagic fever - fact sheet

The comforting part is this:

Ms. Barnes, 44, became ill in January 2008, a few days after returning home to Golden, Colo. At first, she seemed to have a typical case of traveler’s diarrhea, but she soon worsened. She broke out in a rash and developed abdominal pain, terrible fatigue, weakness and confusion. Blood tests found her white-cell count low and her liver and kidneys beginning to fail. She was hospitalized, still deteriorating. Her blood was taking too long to clot, and her pancreas and her muscles were inflamed.

Tests for a long list of tropical diseases all came up negative. Doctors were stumped. Their best diagnosis was, “basically, some undefined viral illness,” said Dr. Norman K. Fujita, an infectious disease specialist.

Also, the exposure rate

It was a sobering result. The Marburg virus had never before reached North America, as far as experts know. It is a close relative of Ebola, and the diseases these viruses cause are among the world’s most dreaded, because they can have horrific symptoms and high death rates and are easily transmitted by bodily fluids. There is no vaccine, cure or even specific treatment.

Infectious disease experts had warned for years that someday an infected person might board a plane and carry one of these deadly viruses halfway around the world, potentially exposing countless others along the way. Now it had happened.

But Ms. Barnes survived, and no one else became infected, even though epidemiologists calculated that 260 people — hospital and lab workers, friends and family — had potentially been exposed.

Perhaps this will help quell some of the paranoia people are feeling and give them some peace of mind.

Here is the full story covered in 2009:

Very Sick, and Now a Curiosity - Marburg

Local Voter Awareness Question

I've like to kick off some voting awareness in my town and I'd like to do it in a non-partisan fashion, just to encourage people to become aware of local and state politics and also perhaps put a few signs up encouraging people to get out and vote for whoever they think is the best candidate. I want to also encourage them to become more informed.

Is anyone familiar with maybe a company I can use to get some pre-done ones made? I know we have a local sign shop, but I was wondering if anyone knew here of a place I could get some done on-line?

Has anyone here ever done anything like this before? I feel like people in my area really need to become more aware of politics and feel like their voice counts.

I'd really like to compile a short quick-hit list of things each potential candidate supports or rejects, and leave the whole political party thing out of it completely.. and just encourage people based off of factual data...

I own a domain that I used for some time to encourage the support of unions across the US, but I think i'd rather see it utilized as a state/local information base so people can become a lot more familiar with potential candidates... I think it could really help my community and state. What do you think?

I'd set my budget for signage somewhere about the 1-2k range and I'm really just thinking of local signs at the moment, and maybe gaining some support in the future to branch out a little bit. Would something like this help?
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