Saturday, September 20, 2014


This is not some plot for a fictional novel

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Editor’s Note: The the analysis below has been contributed by Dave Hodges and was originally published at The Common Sense Show.

Hodges’ detailed research gives us some frightening insights into what a martial law scenario for Ebola or other communicable disease might looks like. Granted, Ebola has not yet achieved the official status of a “national security emergency,” but government procedures for such a scenario already exist. In fact, as noted by Hodges, this summer President Obama amended an existing Executive Order to include respiratory illnesses as potential health conditions under which martial law could be declared. And, like clockwork, we now have the EV-D68 respiratory virus making its way across the country. Coincidence? Maybe.

Whatever the case, should a virus ever threaten the United States with pandemic, the government will be left with no choice but to respond. The question is, what will that response be? The evidence, as highlighted below, suggests it won’t be just about telling citizens to shelter in place and wait for medical care to arrive. No, in a nationally declared emergency the Federal government will more than likely surrender some or all of their emergency response procedures to the United Nations, and thus, a foreign army. Moreover, anyone designated as a potential threat – and that is likely to include not just those with an illness, but those whose views contradict that of the State orifice – will be hunted down, detained and incarcerated by force if necessary.
This is not some plot for a fictional novel. The legislation, Executive Orders, and secret procedures have been documented by countless researchers. Ignore them at your peril.

Operational Details of Ebola Quarantine Zones & Martial Law Enforcement

Dave Hodges
Common Sense Show
September 20, 2014

If one thinks that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) are merely tax-supported guardians at the gate protecting the public’s health and welfare, then one is seriously deluded and naive. These two rogue organizations are proving to be as greedy, cunning and evil as Goldman Sachs and they, as well as Bill Gates, are preparing to usher in an Ebola pandemic accompanied by mandatory vaccinations and quarantines enforced through the use of lethal force.

Follow the Data

When it comes to Ebola, one only has to follow the publicly available data trail in order to understand what is coming regarding what will prove to be the scourge of the 21st century.

The present data trail tells us that the CDC owns the illness and all variants known as “Ebola”. Since the CDC owns Ebola, anyone attempting to treat Ebola, within the United States, must pay a royalty to the CDC. The data trail also reveals that NIH owns the Ebola-related vaccines developed by Crucell and these vaccines were clinically tested on two groups of human volunteers in 2006! This means that an Ebola vaccine has been available for eight years rendering the present stories about vaccine development by Monsanto and GSK to be a cover story.

Wisdom of the Ages

Instruction of the day

Scotland's vote was Rigged...

Obama Refuses To Attend Opening Of D.C. Memorial Dedicated To Disabled Veterans


September 19, 2014

(Robert Gehi)  It’s not very often that a major memorial is dedicated on the National Mall. It’s a big event, attended by dignitaries, politicians and honored guests.

So the organizers of the first “American Veterans Disabled For Life” memorial to be dedicated on Oct. 5 were shocked when they got word that President Obama had no plans to attend. This would be first time in recent memory a major national memorial’s dedication wasn’t attended by a sitting president.

According to the Washington Free Beacon:
Organizers of the event were caught off guard when informed by the White House of the president’s decision this week and are hoping to receive an explanation from the White House as to why Obama will not be attending the ceremony, according to the source, who is involved with the memorial and was informed of the decision this week.

U.S. presidents have historically been on hand during dedication ceremonies for major memorials in D.C., including the Air Force memorial, the World War II memorial, the Vietnam War memorial, the Korean War memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which Obama attended and spoke at.

The White House declined to comment when asked by the Washington Free Beacon to confirm if Obama would be unavailable to attend the ceremony.

US police kill 104 people in August

In August, US police killed 104 people nationwid
e, according to a compendium of local press reports compiled by volunteers on Wikipedia. Dozens more have been killed in the first half of September alone as the wave of police violence continued.
These killings are part of a general pattern of abuse carried out by an increasingly militarized police force. These notes are the first in a series on theWorld Socialist Web Site documenting police violence in America.
Police put Missouri teen in coma with taser during traffic stop
Bryce Masters, a 17-year-old high school student from Kansas City, Missouri, was put into a medically-induced coma after police used a taser on him during a routine traffic stop.
Masters was stopped by police officer Tim Reynolds after arriving at a friend’s house to play video games. He was unable to comply with the officer’s demand to roll down his passenger side window because his power windows lacked electrical wiring. At this point the officer, who discovered that Masters had an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation, decided that the teenager was being “completely uncooperative,” according to a police spokesman.
According to eyewitnesses, the officer became enraged, fired his taser at Masters, pulled him out of the car, handcuffed him, dragged him around the car, slammed him to the concrete, causing bleeding in his mouth, and pressed his foot against the youth’s back while he began convulsing. Friend and eyewitness Abigail Edwards stated, “They turned him over and he was just blue. How do you not know someone is sitting there not breathing?"
Masters’s lawyer says that he went into “full cardiac arrest” as a result of the taser. He was later transported by ambulance to a local hospital. He is now out of the coma but is suffering from memory loss, according to his lawyer.
Utah police shoot young man carrying costume sword
On September 10, police in Saratoga Springs, Utah shot and killed Darrien Hunt, a biracial youth, at a local strip mall.

Full Version ----- All wars are Bankers Wars

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lisbon Maine Town Council Meeting

Texas court upholds right to take 'upskirt' photos

Judges expressed concern that the broadly-worded law could lead to the criminalisation of paparazzi journalists, among others. Photograph: Rex Features
A court has upheld the constitutional right of Texans to photograph strangers as an essential component of freedom of speech - even if those images should happen to be surreptitious “upskirt” pictures of women taken for the purposes of sexual gratification.

Criticising an anti-“creepshot” law as a “paternalistic” intrusion on a person’s right to be aroused, the Texas court of criminal appeals struck down part of the state’s “improper photography or visual recording” statute which banned photographing, broadcasting or transmitting a visual image of another person without the other’s consent and with the intention to “arouse or gratify … sexual desire”.

The case stemmed from the arrest of a man in his early 50s named Ronald Thompson who was stopped in 2011 at Sea World in San Antonio after parents reported him swimming with and taking pictures of children aged 3-11. The local district attorney’s office said that he tried to delete the photographs before his camera was seized and a police examination of it revealed 73 images of children in swimsuits “with most of the photographs targeting the children’s breast and buttocks areas”.

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Editors Note: If this happened in Maine the Police would probably never have been called. The parents would have politely informed this gentleman that he shouldn't take pictures of their kids.  :)


Never mind, the new iPhone will tell us

Survey Shows Only A Third Of Americans Can Name All Three Branches Of Government
The survey, conducted by Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, was released to coincide with Constitution Day this week. Sadly it revealed that relatively few Americans know anything about the separation of powers within government.

Little more than one third of respondents, 36 percent, were able to name all three branches of the U.S. government – the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial. The same amount of Americans, 35 percent, were incapable of naming a single one.

The results also highlighted the fact that few Americans even know who is in control of their country.

When they were asked which party has the most members in the House of Representatives, only 38 percent correctly said the Republicans currently have the majority. A whopping 17 percent believe that the Democrats currently control the House. Even more depressingly, 44 percent responded that they have no clue as to who is in charge of the House. That figure is up from 27 percent on findings from 2011.

Moving to the Senate, again only 38 percent answered correctly by saying the Democrats currently have a majority. Even more got the answer wrong this time, as 20 percent said they believe the Republicans currently control the Senate. Most Americans, 42 percent do not know who controls the Senate, again up from 27 percent who said they did not know in 2011.

Given that Americans don’t know who is in charge of their government, why should they know or care about the processes of government? The survey found that only a quarter of Americans, 27 percent, know that a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate is needed to override a presidential veto.

Similarly, one in five Americans, 21 percent, incorrectly believe that a 5-4 Supreme Court decision is sent back to Congress for reconsideration.

The separation of powers underpins the US Constitution, with Article 1 Section I giving Congress only those “legislative powers herein granted”. The vesting clause in Article II of the Constitution places no limits on the Executive branch, stating that, “The Executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” Article III outlines how the Supreme Court holds “The judicial Power”.

Apple’s “warrant canary” disappears, suggesting new Patriot Act demands

by Jeff John Roberts
photo: Wikipedia
bySUMMARY:Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

When Apple published its first Transparency Report on government activity in late 2013, the document contained an important footnote that stated:

“Apple has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us.”

Writer and cyber-activist Cory Doctorow at the time recognized that language as a so-called “warrant canary,” which Apple was using to thwart the secrecy imposed by the Patriot Act.

Warrant canaries are a tool used by companies and publishers to signify to their users that, so far, they have not been subject to a given type of law enforcement request such as a secret subpoena. If the canary disappears, then it is likely the situation has changed — and the company has been subject to such request.

Now, Apple’s warrant canary has disappeared. A review of the company’s last two Transparency Reports, covering the second half of 2013 and the first six months of 2014, shows that the “canary” language is no longer there.

The warrant canary’s disappearance is significant because Section 215 of the Patriot Act permits the National Security Agency to demand companies to hand over their business records in secret.

The Patriot Act tool is also controversial because the NSA gains permission to use it by applying to the FISA Court, a body where only the government can speak and whose records are kept almost entirely secret. The tech industry has been battlingto disclose the existence of so-called “FISA requests” and only won the right to do so this year; however, companies must wait six months to disclose the number of requests they receive, and can only do so as a range (such as “0-999″).

The disappearance of Apple’s warrant canary thus suggests that the company too is affected by FISA proceedings.

NSA shared Americans' private communications with Israel: Snowden


Edward Snowden, the fugitive US intelligence agent, was granted political asylum by Russia after he flew in from Hong Kong in June 2013
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Former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the U.S. National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency said Wednesday.
James Bamford, writing in the New York Times, said Snowden told him the intercepts included communications of Arab- and Palestinian-Americans whose relatives in Israel and the Palestinian territories could become targets based on the information.
"It's one of the biggest abuses we’ve seen," Bamford quoted Snowden as saying.
Snowden said the material was routinely transferred to Unit 8200, a secretive Israeli intelligence organization.
Bamford cited a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart outlining transfers that have occurred since 2009.
Leaked by Snowden and first reported by the British newspaper the Guardian, it said the material included "unevaluated and unminimized transcripts, gists, facsimiles, telex, voice and Digital Network Intelligence metadata and content.”

Bodies found after Ebola health workers go missing in Guinea

Team spreading awareness of deadly virus set upon by angry residents in remote village

Monica Mark, west Africa correspondent

The Guardian, Thursday 18 September 2014 18.35 EDT

Liberian nurses in protection suits escort a suspected Ebola patient in Monrovia. More than 700 cases, almost a quarter of the total so far, emerged in the past week. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The prime minister of Guinea said that seven bodies had been found after a team of health workers went missing during a push to raise awareness of the outbreak of Ebola which started in the country nine months ago.

Witnesses said the team were set upon by angry residents in the remote village of Womey, where many remain in denial about the disease, or suspicious of foreign health workers. Several failed to return following the visit on Tuesday. Officials earlier said some – including three journalists and the director and two senior doctors of the main local hospital – were being held captive. Atempts to reach them stalled when angry residents destroyed bridges leading to the village.

Asparatame causes 2-4 times increased risk of diabetes

Scotland Independence Referendum: Videos Claim Vote 'Is Definitely a Fix'

By Tabatha Kinder
September 19, 2014 09:22 BST

A still from the Sky News broadcast is circulating widely on Twitter as some users believe it shows the Dundee vote count was 'rigged'.Twitter/Sky News

Disappointed 'Yes' voters across Scotland are reacting to the news that Scotland has voted No to independence with disbelief, as thousands claim the ballot was rigged in voting stations in locations such as Dundee and Edinburgh.

Stills from a broadcast on Sky News of Dundee polling station have been circulating widely on Twitter and Facebook this morning. The images apparently show a ballot paper clearly marked "Yes" in a pile allocated to No votes.

The image has led to allegations of electoral fraud and rigging in the historic elections, with Facebook users on the popular "Scottish Independence - Vote YES" page claiming the video showsthe vote is "definitely a fix".

But the Yes campaign in Dundee has clarified that the image in question merely shows votes waiting to be counted - not ones that have been counted already.One Yes campaigner, Amy Louise, wrote:

"This entire thing stinks so much of fish, it's attracting sharks from Australia."

They tweeted: "To clarify, ballot papers have not yet been sorted in Yes/No and are just resting on table where No will go once sorted. No need to worry."

The tweet has not quashed the fears of many Scots, however, with Twitter users responding to @YesDundee quoting a sketch from Father Ted. A number of users replied: "The money was just resting in my account, honestly your honour."

Dundee - which is one of only four areas of Scotland to have voted Yes to independence - has been implicated in further allegations of vote rigging by the Yes campaign before the final result was announced.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Joke of the Day

Navy removes destroyer's top three commanding officers mid-deployment

Published time: September 17, 2014 20:39

The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95).(AFP Photo / STR)

In an extremely rare move, the US Navy removed a ship’s top three commanding officers from their posts while it is at sea. The Navy is conducting an investigation into the command climate aboard the USS James E. Williams (DDG-95).

Cmdr. Curtis B. Calloway was relieved as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer, along with Executive Officer (XO) Cmdr. Ed Handley and Command Master Chief Travis Biswell. The three posts make up the leadership aboard the Williams, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that has been underway since May 30.

Calloway was removed on Tuesday by Capt. Anthony L. Simmons, the deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, who “will remain in command pending the completion of a DESRON 2 command-directed investigation into the command climate aboard James E. Williams,” the Navy said in a statement.

The military did not provide any details or explanation into the problems with the “command climate” that the three men created on board.

Capt. Anthony L. Simmons relieved Cmdr. Curtis B. Calloway as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) at sea Sept. 16. (US Navy photo

“Removing the three positions — commander, XO and CMC — almost all at once is exceedingly rare,” the US Naval Institute (USNI) reported.

The ship is halfway through a planned eight-month deployment to the US 6th Fleet at the Horn of Africa. The purpose of the deployment to US Africa Command is to conduct training and exercises with partner nations. This is not the first time since the Williams left its home base of Norfolk less than four months ago that it has made headlines.

On June 19, Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villot-Carrasco, 23, of Parma, Ohio died aboard the guided missile destroyer while it was underway in the Red Sea. Her death, of non-combat injuries, is being investigated as a suspected suicide.

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Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

Clemson is requiring students and faculty to complete an online course through a third party website that asks invasive questions about sexual history.

In an email Clemson says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.”

UPDATE, 1:17 a.m. — Clemson University has suspended the mandatory training until further notice due to the content of certain questions.
Clemson University is requiring students to reveal how many times they’ve had sex in the past month and with how many partners.
In screenshots obtained exclusively by Campus Reform, the South Carolina university is asking students invasive and personal questions about their drinking habits and sex life as part of what they’ve billed as an online Title IX training course.
“How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question.
“With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another.
In a campus-wide email, the South Carolina university announced that all students, faculty, and staff would be required to complete a mandatory, one-hour long Title IX training course by November 1.
“We believe you’ll enjoy the assignment,” the email, provided to Campus Reform, reads. “It is an engaging and informative online course, created with students for students. It will provide you with useful information regarding sexual violence and relationships. The course promotes a healthier and safer campus environment.”

Widespread Sexual Abuse of Children in Remote Northern Community Results in Another Priest Being Found Guilty of Sex-Related Offences

Written by  on September 16th, 2014
Posted in Sexual Abuse
The press reported late last week that former Roman Catholic priest and Oblate missionary Eric Dejaeger has been convicted on 24 of 80 sex-related charges involving Inuit children from the remote community of Igloolik in the Territory of Nunavut.  The sexual abuse Dejaeger was charged with reportedly took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The majority of those who say they were abused by Dejaeger were, at the time, boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12.  Although Dejaeger pled guilty to some of the charges against him, he also contested some of the charges, thereby forcing many who alleged they had been abused by him to testify at a criminal trial. 
Dejaeger had been previously convicted of similar sex-related criminal charges involving children in another remote northern community, where he was posted after he served in Igloolik.  Media reports indicate that after serving his sentence for his previous convictions, Dejaeger fled to Belgium before eventually being located and brought back to Canada to face more criminal charges.
This sad story of clergy sexual abuse of vulnerable children in remote communities inhabited by Canada’s Aboriginal and Inuit peoples is, unfortunately, not the first of its kind.  There are many other examples.  One such example is Ralph Rowe, a former Anglican priest and Boy Scout leader, who traveled to fly-in reserve communities in northwestern Ontario using an official Anglican Church of Canada-issued float plane.  He too committed widespread sexual assaults on Aboriginal male youth in the 1970s and 1980s.  This resulted in wave after wave of criminal charges, convictions based on guilty pleas and trials, as well as civil lawsuits for compensation against the organizations that placed Ralph Rowe in positions of power, authority and trust, and yet failed to detect or stop his rampant pedophilia.

One in 10 Americans’ paychecks get docked to pay off debts

Published: Sept 16, 2014 4:05 p.m. ET


One in 10 Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 had money seized from a paycheck and sent off to pay a debt last year, a new report finds.

More than one-third of those wage garnishments were for student and consumer loans, like credit card or medical bill debt, according to the payroll processor ADP, which analyzed data for 13 million employees for the first study of its kind.

The data comes as American credit card debt hits post-recession highs, with the average household’s balance at about $6,802. And one in three Americans is dogged by collections, or debts more than 180 days past due, for credit card balances, child-support, medical or utility bills.

For most people, garnished wages went toward child support (41.5%). After student and consumer loans (35.4%), workers’ pay was also docked to pay off tax debts (18.3%) and bankruptcies (4.9%).

Those who earned $25,000 to $40,000 had their wages garnished for consumer debts more often than child support.

The data suggest a relationship between blue-collar jobs and pay seizures. “The employees living paycheck to paycheck are often hit with these garnishments,” says Julie Farraj, vice president of ADP wage garnishment services.

Tim Lajoie for Androscoggin County Sheriff ----- Maine

Are you as Smart as a Hong Kong First Grader? -------- What parking spot # is the Car parked in ?


Let me preface this by saying one third of my working career was working with or for law enforcement. The other day while driving I was at the Lewiston side of the L/A line and a Lewiston cruiser pulled out and got behind me. I proceeded through Auburn and into Minot and traveled further north into Oxford county.

I decided to “test” this officer something I have done many times, I timed lights and following distances so that two of the five lights during my flight of fancy the officer should have been able to stop for the light changing to red safely. I also during this whole encounter I stayed well above the posted limit but within the flow of traffic.

Here are the results, The officer crossed into not one but two towns out of his jurisdiction finally turning into a residential road in Minot (This was a k-9 unit and it is common practice to allow these units to be taken home, the dogs live with there officer). He would have given a citizen two tickets for running red lights, three speeding violations including one for 20 mph in a 15mph school zone (complete with strobe lights and crosswalk guard).

One might read this article and think “Well he was probably on his way to a call for service” or “The officer was on his way home”. These could very well be valid statements however, Emergency response vehicles must adhere to the same laws of the road as you or I.

 Even in an emergency response the lights and siren must be used and the driver is still responsible to clear intersections and proceed safely just as you should pull to right when it can be done safely. How many times have you been passed by a police vehicle without lights and sirens well above the posted limit?

Now ask yourself if you could drive faster than the posted limit while still maintaining a personally acceptable margin of safety would you? And in fact don't you?

T. Barry
contributor at large