POSTED APRIL 24, 2015
TENNESSEE SAYS NO TO FEDERAL DISARMAMENT
Chalk another one up. This is the second time this week I am praising the action of my State Legislators. They better be careful as they might ruin the reputation of politicians.
Tennessee State representatives have overwhelmingly passed a bill requiring law enforcement agencies in the State to refuse to cooperate with Federal authorities in their attempt to interfere with citizens right to keep and bare arms. Earlier this week, I fantasized about our State leaving the Federal union altogether. Well, one step at a time. Imagine what it would be like to not have the IRS, BATF, TSA, FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and so on?
Bruce New World Order News
Tennessee Set to Stop Cooperating With Federal Disarmament Efforts
Iron Sheik 04/24/2015 US NEWS
(Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.) On April 20, a bill nullifying all federal gun control efforts landed on the desk of Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee (shown on right) for his signature or veto. On April 13, the Tennessee House and Senate passed a bill blocking state agencies and employees from enforcing federal acts aimed at unconstitutionally infringing on the right to keep and bear arms as protected by the U.S. and Tennessee constitutions.
The bill passed the state senate unanimously (30-0), while the vote in the state house of representatives was a less impressive, though overwhelming 74 lawmakers in favor and 20 opposed.
State senator Richard Briggs was the prime sponsor of the measure — SB 1110 — which if enacted would prohibit state or local public funds, personnel, or resources from being used for the “implementation, regulation, or enforcement of any federal law, executive order, rule or regulation regulating the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories” if such participation would “result in the violation of Tennessee statutory or common law or the Constitution of Tennessee.”
A grassroots activist organization known as Shall Not (shallnot.org) is keeping tabs on the efforts in Tennessee and sister states to nullify every federal attempt to exceed its constitutionally defined prerogatives, particularly when they affect the right to keep and bear arms.
The group’s take on the climate of disarmament in Washington, D.C. is spot on:
It seems hardly a day passes that we don’t hear about a new proposal coming out of Washington D.C. that will violate your right to keep and bear arms. From assault weapon bans to limits on magazine size, federal politicians and bureaucrats seem able to come up with an infinite number of ways to limit your ability to defend yourself and your family. But there is hope, and a path to victory.
To assist committed constitutionalists in thwarting these plans, Shall Not has published a handbook filled with useful information and blueprints for activists interested in carrying on the fight in their home states.
In the Volunteer State, the fight began with a bill sponsored by state representative Terri Lynn Weaver. Weaver’s take on the philosophy behind the bill is quoted in a story authored by Tenth Amendment Center founder, Michael Boldin. Boldin writes:
“I’m from the cut that there is no need for Washington D.C. to be the end all and be all with regards to the regulatory world,” said Weaver. “We should respect our 10th Amendment and shift the power back to the states and that’s what House Bill 1341 does.”
Weaver is right. If only there were more men and women in state governments across the country willing to push back forcefully against the federal assault.
State lawmakers are not left defenseless in the battle to fight the cancer of consolidation. There is a remedy — a “rightful remedy” — that can immediately retrench the federal government’s constant overreaching. This antidote can stop the poison of all unconstitutional federal acts and executive orders at the state borders and prevent them from working on the people.
The remedy for federal tyranny is nullification, and applying it liberally will leave our states and our nation healthier and happier.
In fact, if nullification is to be successfully deployed and defended, states must remember that the Constitution is a creature of the states and that the federal government was given very few and very limited powers over objects of national importance. Any act of Congress, the courts, or the president that exceeds that small scope is null, void, and of no legal effect. No exceptions. James Madison said it best in Federalist No. 45, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”
That our Founders understood this principle is demonstrated by Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist, No. 78:
There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.
James Madison, also writing in The Federalist, recommended that state legislators, in order to prevent federal abridgment of fundamental liberties, should refuse “to co-operate with the officers of the Union.”
Founding era jurist Joseph Story described the Second Amendment’s critical check on tyranny: “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”
Tennessee’s measure not only nullifies unconstitutional acts (past, present, and future) of the federal government in the arena of gun control, but it prohibits state agents from cooperating with the federal forces of disarmament. This constitutionally sound strategy is known as anti-commandeering.
Put simply, anti-commandeering prohibits the federal government from forcing states to participate in any federal program that does not concern “international and interstate matters.”
While this expression of federalism (“dual sovereignty,” as it was named by Justice Antonin Scalia) was first set forth in the case ofNew York v. United States (1992); most recently it was reaffirmed by the high court in the case of Mack and Printz v. United States(1997).
Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack was one of the named plaintiffs in the latter landmark case, and on the website of his organization, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, he recounts the basic facts of the case:
The Mack/Printz case was the case that set Sheriff Mack on a path of nationwide renown as he and Sheriff Printz sued the Clinton administration over unconstitutional gun control measures, were eventually joined by other sheriffs for a total of seven, went all the way to the Supreme Court and won.
There is much more “ammo” in this historic and liberty-saving Supreme Court ruling. We have been trying to get state and local officials from all over the country to read and study this most amazing ruling for almost two decades. Please get a copy of it today and pass it around to your legislators, county commissioners, city councils, state reps, even governors!
The Mack/Printz ruling makes it clear that the states do not have to accept orders from the feds.
Writing for the majority in the Printz decision, Justice Antonin Scalia explained:
As Madison expressed it: “The local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective spheres, to the general authority than the general authority is subject to them, within its own sphere.” The Federalist No. 39, at 245. [n.11]
This separation of the two spheres is one of the Constitution’s structural protections of liberty. “Just as the separation and independence of the coordinate branches of the Federal Government serve to prevent the accumulation of excessive power in any one branch, a healthy balance of power between the States and the Federal Government will reduce the risk of tyranny and abuse from either front.”
According to the state constitution, if Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam doesn’t sign or veto the bill within 10 days of receiving it (excluding Sunday), it becomes law without his approval.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2015
CALIFORNIA SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES MANDATORY VACCINE BILL
This is a followup on my story from last week. At a hearing last week, hundreds of outraged California citizens packed the hearing room in opposition to a proposed mandatory vaccine bill. Those in the committee were preparing to vote down the bill when the sponsor withdrew it. It was assumed at that time the bill would be reintroduced after a period of bribes and blackmail could be directed at those reluctant representatives.
So here we are---American democracy in action. Translated that means the citizens can go to hell, while the “representatives” go to the bank. Sooner or later we are just going to have to refuse to obey. This is not East Germany. If a similar law ever comes here, I can assure you I will not submit.
Bruce New World Order News
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Mandatory Vaccinations are now one step closer to reality in California.
Submitted by IWB, on April 22nd, 2015
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Mandatory Vaccinations are now one step closer to reality in California.
Bill requiring full vaccination of most students approved by California state Senate committee
POSTED APRIL 22, 2015
U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SUNK
No, not for real, but in a war game scenario. We in the U.S. have been assured that our technology and our military is so superior to any other, that any nation or group of nations that dares to oppose us would be wiped out.
How often the empires of the past said the same thing and they're all gone. The subject article covers war games off the coast of Florida. The French submarine, Saphir, was given the task of trying to get by the space age defenses of a U.S. Naval group protecting the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. The Saphir quietly slipped into the heart of the multi-billion-dollar aircraft carrier’s defensive screen, while avoiding detection by ASW assets.
On the morning of the last day, the order to attack was finally given, allowing the Saphir to pretend-sinking the USS Theodore Roosevelt and most of its escort.
I'm getting a real uneasy feeling as the insaniacs who run our country are charging headlong into World War 3. It was only a few months ago that a U.S. Cruiser in the Black Sea, had all of it's electronics disabled by a Russian plane. Then we have the 300 billion dollar F35 losing simulated dog fights to 30 year old planes. If we continue in this direction we could very well lose the next war – that is, if there is still a world left.
Bruce New World Order News
By wmw_admin on March 6, 2015
David Cenciotti — The Aviationist March 5, 2015
USS Theodore Roosevelt. Click to enlarge
On Mar. 4, the French Ministry of Defense released some interesting details, about the activity conducted by one of its nuclear-powered attack submarine (SNA) in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.
According to French MoD website (that is no longer online, even if you can still find a cached version of the article titled “Le SNA Saphir en entraînement avec l’US Navy au large de la Floride”), the Saphir submarine has recently taken part in a major exercise with the U.S. Navy off Florida.
The aim of the exercise was joint training with U.S. Carrier Strike Group 12 made by the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt
, several Ticonderoga cruisers or Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and a Los Angeles-class submarine, ahead of their operational deployment.
The scenario of the drills saw some imaginary states assaulting American economic and territorial interests; threats faced by a naval force led by USS Theodore Roosevelt.
During the first phase of the exercise, the Saphir was integrated into the friendly force to support anti-submarine warfare (ASW) by cooperating with U.S. P-3C Orion
P-8A Poseidon MPA (Maritime Patrol Aircraft): its role was to share all the underwater contacts with the other ASW assets.
In the second phase of the exercise, the Saphir was integrated with the enemy forces and its mission was to locate the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and its accompanying warships and prepare to attack the strike group.
While the fictious political situation deteriorated, the Saphir quietly slipped in the heart of the multi-billion-dollar aircraft carrier’s defensive screen, while avoiding detection by ASW assets.
On the morning of the last day, the order to attack was finally given, allowing the Saphir to pretend-sinking the USS Theodore Roosevelt and most of its escort.
Although we don’t really know many more details about the attack and its outcome, the scripted exercise its RoE (Rules of Engagement), the simulated sinking of a U.S. supercarrier proves the flattop’s underwater defenses are not impenetrable.
This is the reason why modern
subs often train with aircraft carriers: they pose a significant threat to powerful Carrier Strike Groups.
Obviously, this was not the first time a submarine scored a simulated carrier kill with torpedo attacks.
For instance, in 2007 HMCS Corner Brook, a Canadian diesel-electric submarine
“sunk” UK’s Illustrious during an exercise in the Atlantic.
Footnote — March 6, 2015
The disclosure that U.S. aircraft carriers may be vulnerable to attack by submarine is significant when seen in light of suggestions that Iran may have more capable submarines than previously thought.
Apart from more than 20 mini-submarines and three Russian built kilo-class vessels, Iran also has the medium sized Besat submarine. Although Tehran has been notably reticent about these vessels, we do know that it is a medium sized submarine weighing about 1200 to 1400 tonnes, which puts it into the same class as Israel’s Dolphin subs.
Video still of Fateh submarine. Click to enlarge
First launched in 2013 and with another due to be launched this year, the Besat is approximately twice the size of the locally built Fateh, which was first launched in 2011.
However, what’s significant about the Beast submarine is that apart from being armed with torpedoes it can also launch cruise missiles. This was illustrated recently when submarine launched cruise-missiles were filmed being launched during recent IRGC naval drills in the Persian gulf region.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2015
TENNESSEE REPEALS COMMON CORE
As a resident of Tennessee, I was gratified to see my State legislators do something good for a change. Common Core is a horrible idea, on top of many previous horrible ideas.
This downward slide began in earnest when, in 1978, the then President, Jimmy Carter, pushed for the creation of the Department of Education. Testing has shown that the overall performance of our nation's students has been in a steady decline ever since. During the Bush Jr., administration, education took a further decline with the advent of “No Child Left Behind”.
Even a casual observer could conclude that the U.S. Federal government does nothing right. In other words, if the Federal Government is involved, you can be sure it will be screwed up. So, congratulations to Tennessee. If only they would follow up by leaving the Federal government completely.
Bruce New World Order News
BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core
By: Truth In Media Team Apr 21, 2015
NASHVILLE, April 21, 2015– Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. Today, the Tennessee State Senate followed with a (27:1) vote in favor of repeal.
“This legislation is a template for all states to begin a much needed journey of separation from federally generated standards and an invitation to embrace each states’ own constitutionally delegated authority to serve its citizens at its own will,” said HB1035 chief sponsor Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg). “As our founders and God surely intended.”
HB1035 reads, in part, “WHEREAS, these new Tennessee academic standards shall be adopted and fully implemented in Tennessee public schools in the 2017–2018 school year, at which time the previously adopted set of standards shall be rescinded.”
“I set out on a mission to do everything in my power to repeal Common Core in State of Tennessee this year,” said HB1035 chief co-sponsor Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden). “In addition to repealing Common Core, this bill puts even more control back in the hands of families, local schools and the State of Tennessee, which is exactly where it belongs.”
HB1035 also increases accountability by mandating that all standards committee appointees be confirmed by the House of Representatives and Senate.
“Both Democrats and Republicans in my district are strongly against Common Core,” said co-sponsor Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro).” I am proud to have had the opportunity to amend this legislation in order to ensure that the intent was indeed to completely rescind Common Core from the State of Tennessee. Tennessee families, teachers and legislators will now be able to create their own standards, and for that I am thankful.”
The bill now awaits Republican governor Bill Haslam’s signature.
POSTED APRIL 20, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
By now readers to this site have seen some outrageous indoctrination assignments springing forth from public schools. Yet wonders never cease when dissecting the exact mechanism of influencing young, impressionable and trusting minds. It cannot be by accident.
Over the weekend, a reader sent us an actual homework assignment from an unspecified elementary grade (below). It's titled "Medicine" and coerces the young mind to believe that vaccines (and prescription drugs) are the main route to overall health, if not the only route. That without them, there would be a gaping lack of health - a vaccine deficiency?
Sadly, this is not for Health Class! Like so many other assignments we've seen, this is for a staple class (the three Rs) but produces propaganda about an unrelated topic. We've seen this happen for math classes in story problems. In the upper right corner is the word "comprehension" indicating that this is from Reading class. The sheet is copyrighted 1995.
The parent, however, would have none of it. Not only did she cross out the entire assignment with a large X, epic on its own, but left a response that didn't pull punches.
Here is the assignment and the parent's response typed below:
The explanatory paragraph mixes the idea of vaccines as part of a healthy lifestyle, falsely claiming that by taking them, you'll never contract measles, mumps and other illnesses. Unfortunately, it is the vaccinated that are getting hit the hardest with disease spikes like measles and whooping cough and like the fox with its tail cut off are encouraged by the media to blame others for not having their tails removed too.
In question #4, "A word that means 'medicine that keeps you healthy is'" - the child is forced to select a. for "vaccine."
At the end is an open-ended question to determine if the child will explain the guided response that vaccines are the equivalent to taking care of yourself and will prevent disease. It's only a comprehension assignment in that the child is meant only to comprehend vaccine propaganda and medical dogma and be able to repeat the program back to an authority.
The parent's epic response stands up for medical autonomy and reminds the teacher of age appropriate topics and privacy:
Please send home work! I have decided to not have ---- do this homework and will ask to not have her do school or home work on drugs and shots!!
This is a serious and complicated issue that should be between [her] parents and her healthcare provider. At her age, she cannot make informed decisions about the risks.
This appears to be propaganda!
That's just it - this inappropriate assignment is making the decision for the child outside of the family life and even the course provided by their healthcare providers. But with no talk of risks. A unilateral decision about medicine in what appears to be a Reading class. Drug corporations do not have a place in children's classrooms.
If children are brainwashed to believe that vaccines are a necessary part of health - they'll never flinch at the idea of forced injections. They'll never question the increase of new vaccines in the pipeline ready to have forced subjects. Or ponder that global corporations like Merck and cowardly, money-grubbing politicians do not have public health in mind...
Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com. Like at Facebook.
POSTED APRIL 16, 2015
CALIFORNIA PEOPLE SPEAK. GOVERNMENT MASTERS IGNORE.
Yesterday, it looked like the people of California were going to get justice. As I had mentioned in a previous posting, the government masters controlling the State had decided that all children in the State will be required to get vaccines. They have even been so kind to list the required vaccines as of now. They have also reserved the option to require more vaccines down the road as they deem fit.
Understandably, residents of the State have shown up in mass demanding the government stop this. As it became apparent the bill would fail, those in charge have removed the bill for a week, so they can find a way to get it through anyway.
Here's the bottom line. Most of those who are in charge of our government are amoral swine. They spend all of their time trying to find ways to subjugate us, while stealing more of our money. We shouldn't have to constantly call, write and make personal appearances to pressure them into doing what we want instead of doing what they want. They have to go --- all of them. It should be obvious they will not stop until they are stopped. They have to go.
Bruce New World Order News
SB277 Controversial Committee Chair Steals Victory From CA Parents
Published: April 16, 2015
Following hours of hearing several hundred parents voice their opposition to the controversial SB277, the bill that would remove the personal and religious exemptions and would require mandatory vaccines for children attending public or private schools, was going to fail the Senate Committee Hearing. The State Capitol was flooded with a line of parents that filled the halls and extended out the building doors and into the grounds surrounding the building. One by one people filed in and gave their name, city of residence, and stated their opposition to the proposed bill. The Senate Education Committee held it’s hearing concerning the portion of the bill that would exclude children whose parents have chosen not to vaccinate them from schooling.
The bill by Senator Richard Pan (916) 651-4006 and Senator Ben Allen (916) 651-4026 was facing certain defeat due to lack of votes from committee members. The committee members raised questions about the bill stripping the right to an education to California children because of parents’ decisions concerning inoculations. Despite Pan’s repeated use of a catchy, propagandist phrase “community immunity” and references to the measles incident at Disneyland, the Senators were unconvinced and the bill was going to die in the hearing. I would suggest the extensive line of opposition they had witnessed influenced their decision. Then came the devious twist. Committee Chair, Senator Carol Liu, who supports the bill, threw Pan and Allen a lifesaver and rescued the flailing legislation. What she did was despicable. At the close of the meeting, Liu advised Pan to postpone the vote one week. She, then, asked for a show of hands from the other members. When it was apparent that the bill would not pass the hearing, Pan conceded and stated that he would “take the advice” and rescheduled the vote for April 22. The vote next Wednesday will not have debate or input from citizens. It was clear that Pan and Liu agreed to a “vote only”.
The entire hearing and the multitude of opposition can be viewed here. The atrocity by Senator Liu is in the last three minutes. (Start at 3:38:00)
The frightening part of this bill, besides, the authoritarianism of its nature, is the text at the end of the list of disease covered by this bill.
… it is the intent of the Legislature to provide a means for the eventual achievement of total immunization of appropriate age groups against the following childhood diseases:
(3)Haemophilus influenzae type b.
(6)Pertussis (whooping cough).
(11)Any other disease deemed appropriate by the department
This would appear to allow the ‘department’ the ability to add any disease it seems necessary and require vaccines that could possibly be dangerous. How many more vaccines do they plan on adding to this list?
To get to the bottom of this legislation, let us follow the money. I prefer to start with campaign financing.
Pan’s campaign contributions come from a who’s who in pharmaceautical corruption. Let’s take a look into the history of Pan’s nafarious donors.
London based GlaxoSmithKline was involved in a European bribery scandal and a vaccine trial scandal involving babies in Argentina.
Merck, that attempted to conceal it’s links to many deaths from heart attacks and stroke from Vioxx were running ads and promotions for Nexium that ”caused millions of people to take a drug at inflated high prices”
Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology firm with 72 lobbyists paid $762 million dollars after pleading guilty to misbranding its anemia drug Aranesp.
Eli Lily, known for its notorious corruption during the George W. Bush presidency, paid a $500 million settlement to 18,000 people that developed diabetes or other diseases after taking Zyprexa
These scandals are well documented and widely known. But it doesn’t stop there. Genentech was caught offering secret rebates to eye doctors to persuede them to use Lucentis rather than a less costly alternative.
After Biomarin received exclusive licensing for Firdapse for ten years, it increased the price from under $2000 to almost $70,000! Much worse is the controversy surrounding the death of Chloe Drury. Chloe was refused medication because she was under the age of 18. This did not stop Biomarin from refusing cancer drugs to Andrea Sloan.
Committee Chair Senator Carol Liu is not without her controversies. She received campaign money from the law firm Girardi & Keese. Girardi was implicated in a racketeering scandal that involved bribery and laundering money for judges and attorneys! But, it gets worse. Southern Edison was investigated for prolonged power outages by the California Public Utilities Commission. Not only did Edison contribute more than $35,000 to Liu, her husband is a former Edison executive and chaired the CPUC! Liu did not respond to requests. But, it gets worse. Her husband, Michael Peevey resigned in disgrace after the mayor of San Bruno and others accused PUC officials, including Peevey, of not properly notifying the public of confidential communications with the utility in the case of the San Bruno gas explosion. The disaster killed eight people, injured 66, and destroyed 38 homes. It cannot get worse than that. Or can it? Liu and Peevey’s house was raided and computers were taken in a massive judge-shopping investigation involving Pacific Gas & Electric. Truth is certainly stranger than fiction.
Are we supposed to believe that these morally bankrupt politicans have the right to deny our children an education because we may refuse to inject them with drugs from companies that have paid billions in fines for causing deaths and suffering. If not, you have one week to call the members of the California Education Committee and let your will be known!
Here is a list of committee members and their probable vote on this bill:
EARLY Poll of Senate EDUCATION Committee Members on Sb-277
Carol Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge: YES
Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar: UNDECIDED
Marty Block, D-San Diego: YES
Loni Hancock, D-Oakland: DECLINED TO SAY
Connie Leyva, D-Chino: UNDECIDED
Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia: LEANING YES
Dr. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento: YES
Andy Vidak, R-Hanford: UNDECIDED
POSTED APRIL 15, 2015
POLICE RUN DOWN A MAN WITH VEHICLE
By now, most have either heard of, or viewed the subject video. Apparently, an Arizona State Policeman ran down a fleeing subject with his police car. Now comes the “explanation”. According to the authorities, the suspect was wanted for several violent and non violent crimes. When police observed the suspect, they began to pursue. So far, so good.
That is when one of the other officers deliberately ran down the suspect. Today, many, including Alex Jones, offered support and praise for the officer who ran down the suspect. It is theorized that this type of force was necessary because of the crimes for which the suspect was wanted.
Here's the problem. The problem is the law – and it really isn't complicated. The law says “innocent until proven guilty”. No such proof exists in this case. The law only allows lethal force in the case of “imminent life threatening circumstances”. No such circumstance existed as the suspect was running away with his back turned. If we, in the U.S., are now going to allow lethal force to be used at an officers discretion, it will soon become open season. In fact, police killings now outnumber terrorist killings in the U.S., 10 to 1. It's simple. You cannot allow anyone, police or not, to kill someone who they think is a bad person, especially if they are no danger at the time.
This officer is no better than the accused criminal he ran down. They should share a cell.
Bruce New World Order News
Non-lethal arrest? Arizona cop takes suspect down with cruiser (CHILLING VIDEO)
Published time: April 15, 2015 05:20
Edited time: April 15, 2015 16:36
Screenshot from YouTube user Tobuzz
Arizona police have released a chilling video showing a police cruiser being used as a simple but effective “non-lethal weapon” to take down a suspect, who police claims has been armed with a rifle he had stolen from Walmart.
The video released by authorities shows the eye level view from a police cruiser as Mario Valencia, the alleged suspect, was walking down a street in Marana, Arizona.
“One round just went out — into the sky,” an officer in the first cruiser is heard saying over the radio. “It's definitely unlocked now. He’s definitely loaded.”
“Stand off, the gun is loaded,” the officer is heard saying just before the police vehicle speeds up, ramming Valencia.
“Jesus Christ! Man down,” the first officer says.
Following the incident on February 19, the 36-year-old suspect was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in serious condition. He was then transferred to jail where he faces 15 charges.
Marana police chief Terry Rozema claims the violent takedown by officer Michael Rapiejko behind the wheel likely saved Valencia’s life, according to KOLD-TV.
The suspect’s lawyer, however, disagrees.
“Everything in the video seems to point towards an obvious excessive use of force. It is miraculous that my client isn’t dead,” attorney Michelle Cohen-Metzger told CNN.
POSTED APRIL 14, 2015
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SAUDI'S LOSE THIS WAR?
At first, it would appear impossible for a well financed and well armed military to lose a war against a rag tag army with no money or resources. The subject article has another take. There are some overriding realities to the continuous and ever expanding wars in the middle east. Wars cannot be fought forever. Even the victors run out of money and soldiers and the will to fight. This latest war in Yemen, even though it is technically being led by Saudi Arabia, really has the U.S. fingerprints all over it. The once, most prosperous nation in the world, is now plunging into debt by the trillions of dollars, as it overreaches in it's lust for world domination.
Most of the nations allied with Saudi Arabia are populated with people who hate their government. They are held in check, not by love, but by brute force. All of these peoples, would love a chance to overthrow their government masters. Should the war spread into Saudi Arabia, it would not take much to get their own citizens to join the other side. Just study the Russian revolution.
I don't know if this will happen this time, but I know it will happen. History shows the path taken by despotic governments always leads to their own destruction. I said ALWAYS. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Bruce New World Order News
April 14, 2015
Let Yemenis Determine Their Future
Saudis Face Defeat in Yemen and Instability at Home
by MIKE WHITNEY
“The interventions of US imperialism, with the direct collaboration of the Saudi monarchy, have plunged the entire Middle East into chaos and bloodshed—from the destruction of Iraq, to the transformation of Libya into a militia-ravaged “failed state,” to the ongoing carnage inflicted upon Syria … This predatory imperialist offensive threatens to ignite a region-wide conflagration, even as Washington deliberately ratchets up military tensions with both Russia and China. The threat of these separate conflicts coalescing into a third world war grows by the day.”
– Bill Van Auken, Obama’s criminal war against Yemen, World Socialist web Site
“Will the reactionary rulers of Saudi Arabia manage to break the legitimate hopes and enthusiastic dreams burning in the hearts of thousands of young people of the Arabian Peninsula? Never!”
– Gamal Abd al-Nasser, President of Egypt 1956 to 1970
In its ongoing effort to prevent the rise of “any popularly supported government in the region”, the US has joined Saudi Arabia’s savage war of annihilation against Yemen’s northern tribal rebels, the Houthis. The Pentagon has expedited the delivery of bombs, ammunition and guidance systems to assist the Saudi-led campaign and is providing logistical support to maximize the impact of its bombing raids. The US has also set up a “joint fusion center”, provided “aerial re-fueling platforms” and “advanced US-made weaponry” with the explicit intention of suppressing a militant group that overthrew the US-backed puppet government in the capital of Sanaa in the fall of 2014. The level of coordination between the makeshift Arab coalition (The Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC) and the US suggests that Washington is not only fully aware that food depots, water facilities, refugee camps and critical civilian infrastructure are being deliberately targeted and destroyed, but that the White House has given the green light to actions that will inevitably lead to widespread famine and social collapse. Here’s a little background from an article in The National:
“Yemen Economic Corporation, one of Yemen’s largest food storage centres, was destroyed by three coalition missile strikes in Hodeidah last Tuesday, according to the Houthi-controlled defence ministry. The corporation had enough food for the entire country. The government’s military food storage centre in Hodeidah was also targeted and destroyed on Tuesday, according to the defence ministry.
Also in Hodeidah, country’s second largest dairy plant was hit by five Saudi missiles on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people, mostly employees, and injuring dozens of others.” (Yemeni civilians struggle to get by amid conflict, The National)
This is from Channel News Asia:
DUBAI: Warships from the Saudi-led coalition have blocked a vessel carrying more than 47,000 tonnes of wheat from entering a Yemeni port, demanding United Nations guarantees that the cargo would not go to military personnel, shipping sources said on Thursday.” (Saudi-led coalition bars wheat ship from entering Yemen port – sources, Channel News Asia)
This is from WSWS:
“Airstrikes as well as fighting on the ground has knocked out electrical infrastructure, cutting off power in many urban areas and stopping the operation of crucial pumps that supply Yemen’s cities with drinking water. “We’re worried that this system will break down shortly; Aden is a dry, hot place, and without water people will really suffer,” UNICEF representative Harneis told reporters…
The no-fly zone and blockade enforced by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners has effectively blocked the delivery of medical aid and supplies for the last two weeks, exacerbating the developing crisis.” World Socialist Web Site
Live reports on the ground confirm that food depots have been bombed across the country; ” in Asr (west) hit as well as Urdhi complex (center) & Noqum (east).
This is how America fights its wars, by precipitating massive humanitarian crises that help it to achieve its political objectives. If that isn’t terrorism, then what is?
Here’s more from the Washington Post:
“As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warned Tuesday of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, saying at least 560 people, including dozens of children, have been killed, mostly in a Saudi-led air campaign and battles between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to the embattled president. More than 1,700 people have been wounded and another 100,000 have fled their homes as fighting intensified over the past three weeks, the World Health Organization said.” (560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen, Washington Post)
The Saudis launched this latest aggression invoking the thinnest of pretexts, that it wanted to “restore the legitimate government” and protect the “Yemeni constitution and elections.” As CNN’s Ali Alahmed sardonically quipped:
“The need to protect constitutions and elections is a rather strange message from the representative of an absolute monarchy … The kingdom’s real motives seem clear if one looks at Saudi monarchy’s history of not allowing regional competition of any kind, while consistently combating efforts to build democratic governments that empower the people…
The Saudi goal is simple: Prevent the rise of any popularly supported government in the region that seeks self-determination. And the excuse of “resisting Iran’s influence,” meanwhile, appears to be nothing but sectarian bluster.” (What Saudi Arabia wants in Yemen, CNN)
While we agree with Alahmed’s basic thesis, we think the rule applies more to the United States than Saudi Arabia. After all, it’s the US that has gone from one country to the next, toppling governments, installing puppets, and spreading anarchy wherever it goes. Whatever role the Saudis might have played in Washington’s grand plan to redraw the map of the Middle East and project US tentacles into Eurasia, it is quite small by comparison. It’s the US that refuses to allow an independent government to emerge in a region that it’s committed to control. And it’s the US that is facilitating the attacks on innocent Yemenis by providing the bombs, weaponry and logistical support to the reactionary Saudi leadership. Check this out from Gregory Johnson at Buzzfeed:
“A consensus appears to be building in Riyadh, Cairo, and Islamabad toward inserting ground troops into the conflict in Yemen. One Egyptian military official told BuzzFeed News the decision had already been made. “Ground forces will enter the war,” the official said on condition of anonymity in order to discuss classified military operations.
The timing of such a move, which would be a significant escalation in the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen, is still being discussed. But the Egyptian military source said it could happen as soon as “two or three days.” (Ground Forces Seen Joining Bloody War In Yemen, Buzzfeed)
So after two weeks of nonstop bombing, the coalition is now planning to intensify the conflict by putting boots on the ground. But that will only prolong the hostilities and plunge the country deeper into crisis. It will also increase the risk of Houthi retaliation, which appears to already be taking place. According to Al Arabiya English, fighting broke out in the Southern Saudi city of Narjan on April 11. (#BREAKING Asiri: Houthi militias are amassing close to the Saudi-Yemeni border… #BREAKING: Asiri: clashes reported near the Saudi city of Najran)
While no one expects the Houthis to invade their northern neighbor, there are some analysts who think the monarchy has taken on more than it can chew and will eventually suffer blowback from its incursion. One such critic is Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese paramilitary organization Hezbollah. In a recent interview, Nasrallah suggested that the Houthis have the means to curtail vital energy supplies, strike a blow against Saudi Arabia, and send financial markets tumbling at the same time. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“There is now a demand on the Yemeni leaders… who have not taken the decision to close (the strategic Strait) of Bab al-Mandeb, which they could do at any time. (It is only 20 kilometres-large, they are quite capable of it.) And they could also hit targets inside Saudi Arabia with missiles, or even enter the interior of Saudi Arabia, although they have not yet made this decision, so far … There is currently a Yemeni popular demand: “Let us go to Saudi Arabia.” Leadership thus far has not taken such a decision. I wanted to indicate this.”…
Nasrallah again: “I am absolutely certain that Saudi Arabia will undergo a major defeat. And its defeat will impact its internal situation, the royal family … and the entire region.” (“Hassan Nasrallah: The war in Yemen announces the end of the House of Saud”, The Vineyard of the Saker)
So the Houthis could close the Bab Al Mandeb straits and prevent millions of barrels of oil from getting to market? That changes the calculus entirely. How would that effect Washington’s plan to crash Russia’s economy with plunging oil prices? How would it impact global stock markets which are already jittery over the Fed’s projected rate hikes? What effect would it have on al Nusra, ISIS and other Al Qaeda-linked groups that would then seek to launch similar attacks against critical energy infrastructure as the best way to achieve their aims?
There are things the Houthis can do to discourage Saudi aggression. They can take matters into their own hands and strike where it hurts most. Washington is so convinced of its own invincibility, that no one has even thought of this. Without the slightest hesitation, the Obama troupe has embroiled a key ally in bloody conflagration that could backfire and seriously undermine US interests in the region. Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of US power in the Middle East, but it is also its Achilles heel. By supporting the attack on the Houthis instead of seeking a political solution, Washington has strengthened Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which poses the greatest single threat to the monarchy. As Nasrallah notes: “they (the US and SA) protect Al Qaeda and Daesh in Yemen, and more, they drop them weapons by air. This is an achievement? This goes against the interests of Saudi Arabia.”
Indeed, it does. Al Qaeda has much greater ability to infiltrate Saudi Arabia and either launch terrorist attacks or foment popular revolution. The Houthis present no such security threat, they’re only interest is to maintain their own sovereignty, borders, and independent foreign policy. A 2003 article in the Atlantic by CIA Bureau Chief Robert Baer titled “The Fall of the House of Saud” provides a window into Riyadh’s vulnerabilities and draws the ominous conclusion that the kingdom’s days are numbered. Here’s a clip from the article:
“Saudi oil is controlled by an increasingly bankrupt, criminal, dysfunctional, and out-of-touch royal family that is hated by the people it rules and by the nations that surround its kingdom…
Signs of impending disaster are everywhere, but the House of Saud has chosen to pray that the moment of reckoning will not come soon—and the United States has chosen to look away. So nothing changes: the royal family continues to exhaust the Saudi treasury, buying more and more arms and funneling more and more “charity” money to the jihadists, all in a desperate and self-destructive effort to protect itself.
The most vulnerable point and the most spectacular target in the Saudi oil system is the Abqaiq complex—the world’s largest oil-processing facility, which sits about twenty-four miles inland from the northern end of the Gulf of Bahrain. All petroleum originating in the south is pumped to Abqaiq for processing. For the first two months after a moderate to severe attack on Abqaiq, production there would slow from an average of 6.8 million barrels a day to one million barrels, a loss equivalent to one third of America’s daily consumption of crude oil. For seven months following the attack, daily production would remain as much as four million barrels below normal—a reduction roughly equal to what all of the opec partners were able to effect during their 1973 embargo…
I served for twenty-one years with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations in the Middle East, and during all my years there I accepted on faith my government’s easy assumption that the money the House of Saud was dumping into weaponry and national security meant that the family’s armed forces and bodyguards could keep its members—and their oil—safe … I no longer believe this … sometime soon, one way or another, the House of Saud is coming down.” (The Fall of the House of Saud, Robert Baer, The Atlantic)
Neither the United States nor Saudi Arabia have any right to interfere in Yemen’s internal affairs or to install their own political puppets to head the government. That is the right of the Yemeni people. And while the current process of regime change might be messy and violent, the Houthi rebels better represent the interests of the indigenous population than anyone in Riyadh or Washington. The Saudi-US war is merely aimed at controlling the outcome so Yemen remains within the imperial grip. As Nasrallah says, “The real goal of the war is to retain control and domination of Yemen (but) the Yemeni people will not put up with this aggression and humiliation. They will fight to defend their dignity, their existence, their families, and their territory. And they will be victorious.”
MIKE WHITNEY lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTED APRIL 13, 2015
MEDICAL TYRANNY INVADES AUSTRALIA
The subject article covers plans by the Australian government to force everyone in that country to get any and all vaccines the government requires. If anyone should refuse, their family benefits will be revoked. There is also a similar law being debated in California.
So there you have it. Our government masters have decided that you WILL get vaccinated and like it. Yes, we know that there are very dangerous chemicals in most vaccines. And yes, we know there is no evidence that any vaccine works. And yes, there is a fund to compensate families for vaccine damage, but no matter. You will take it or else.
I hope I live long enough to see the American people wake up from their slumber. Maybe this will do it. Surely the sight of seeing autism rates rise from 1 in 25,000 prior to the MMR vaccine to one in 68 today would motivate millions, but nothing so far. History shows us that when a central government becomes authoritarian, the killing of their citizens is not far behind.
Bruce New World Order News
‘No jab, no pay’: Australia to cut welfare for anti-vaccination parents
Parents in Australia who fail to vaccinate their children will have welfare payments stopped, under government plans.
Rules which until now have allowed a “conscientious objector” loophole are being tightened.
The vast majority of children in Australia are vaccinated but a growing number of refusals has been reported.
The prime minister fears risks to the population at large.
“People can, if they like, object to having their kids vaccinated but if you don’t have your children vaccinated, other than on strictly religious or medical grounds, you won’t qualify for the supplement and you won’t qualify for the child care payments. This is essentially a ‘no jab, no pay’ policy from this government,” Tony Abbott said.
“It’s a very important public health announcement. It’s a very important measure to keep our children and our families as safe as possible.”
The plan has opposition support, important if it’s to become law.
It’s estimated that some 39,000 children under seven haven’t been vaccinated in Australia – two and a half times the number a decade ago.
Some campaigns have claimed that vaccinations are dangerous; at the same time cases of preventable childhood diseases have been rising.
POSTED APRIL 10, 2015
HILTON CENSORS NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS.COM
Well, I guess this puts this site into a special place. I took this picture of a screen display on a public computer used by guests at the Hampton Inn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hampton Inns are owned by the Hilton Corporation. Although I did not confirm this, I am relatively sure the computers used at the Hampton Inns must conform to guidelines established by Hilton.
It is sad that the United States has, at long last, slid right into the pit occupied by so many other despotic governments both present and past. No more freedom of speech. No more expressing ideas of which our government masters disapprove. Isn't it amazing how much filth we must endure in our media and even our educational institutions, while political disagreements are forbidden.
Anyway, I wear this censorship as a badge of honor. Those of us who try to expose truth must be doing it right, to receive such a such an “over the top” response.
Bruce New World Order News